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?t 811 North Fourth Btrret. Richmond, V*. ISDITOlt JOHN MITCHELL, J It . il cotniiuinkatioiu iutended (or publication ?ould he iH'iit iu us to reach uh by Wednesday. ?U!teu hi tliu l'ust Ollwr Ht Klciiiiioud, Virginia hh Mcond'ClMM matter. aUUSCltll'TlON KATEH >?? Year I 2.09 *x Months 1.19 larce Months 00 'oreigu Subscription! S.M SATURDAY JULY 2, 1921 Somo folks dodge work just as t'aey dodge a policeman. dotting sick is easy, getting well ia difficult. Parlor ladies are all right if tliey maker gooil hons^wivcu. Some people go wild about one fault and blind as (o all others. Colored folks will be sure to got to Ileavon, if tho white folks are slated to get there. ? ? ? 11 i 1 HI' * -1*1- ' * U 1 ? * High prices are coining down and high wages are keeping step in com ing down too. You cannot win abusing people. You on n get a long ways down the road praising them. People, who worry themselves Into tho grave soon rcacli a place wliore there are no worries. Because you cannot please everybody ?s no reason why you should not plonso somobody. Getting into trouble is easy, but in getting out of it, you may liavo tho time ol' your lifo. Some people falsify so much that Miey would not recognize the trut'u if they should meet ,it in the road. When a woman wants anything, il is needless to argup tho question with her. You've got to put up or shut up. When a woman is" for you, then you have some one to help you. When sho is against you, good-night and good bye. Some of our colored leaders caonot and will not toiorato opposition with in tjheir own ranks. This ia funda mental weakness., ? L! 1 X-iJL. I, m Lots of people believe that wordh were mado to deceive and that act ions' are intended for the same pur pose. i It is useless to try to please every body. Jesus Christ,, tho Son of Qod coudn't do it and we should not ex poct to succeed, where he failed. ? 1 1 T Hot Avoatlier is bore and some peo plo want to go to tho sea shore, where it is much hotiter on the beach and much oooler in the water. It begins to look as tflhough the whis key men' are perfectly satisfied with existing conditions. They are selling tlieir products at an advance of 120? per cent . Being polite and obliging and striv ing tio do people favors will help ono as an individual and tend to benefit all of our people as a raoo. Numbers of people run thoir houses ' by the expoiulituros of their neighbors, wlio have money to spend. The result is eventual humiliation and disaster. e. . j.i-.'-j? uj ? ? ' K-A - Automobiles are very popular. They have made the direct road to the poor house regularly accessible to autoinc bile owners. --MV1. i Colored folks should do all in theU power to make friends with all class es in this country. This is a time when they need friends and should exercise friendship. . Some people can live all right to gether until they get married and then the company of most anybody else is preferable to that of the one, whom they have selected . A man, who believes that the aver age woman thinks more of him than she does any body else is fooling him self and the ?woman, who thinks the sumo (thing about a man is about as foolish as a woman can be. Going to i icaven by any routo save by the straight and narrow pntli in liaWe to land you at the back gate 01 that heavenly region which never | opens for the admission of anybody. Hating white pcop'.e will not help us. We should love them according to the scriptures and cultivate friend 6dii|>, wherever such cultivation is possible. 1 Turning thy railroads buck to priv ato ownership and then dictating to private ownership just how tjliey should run the railroads is the cause of the tangle in which the railroads find themselves. Women, who blush if one of their number exposes a limb to the bend ih the luico will not even "bat an eye"' if this same individual shows the nakedness of the whole limb on a stago or at a sea-side resort. [ Some pcoplo just as leave go into the street without clothes as to stay in the bouse in the same condition. The rigors of the law a one hold them inside of their own houses. They are of the opinion that they have fine forms, which should be subjected to public inspection. Wo are unable to sec or understand how the Republican majority in con gress can fail to reduce southern ro presentation in the South-land altei the National Republican organization has reduced southern representation in its own party. Blessed are the hypocrites for they shall inherit the earth and they are Inheriting it. Cursed arc the hypo crites for they shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven and they art* not entering it. Will en you burn and destroy co'.oi* ed folks property, you burn and de stroy white folks money for whltt folks "hold mortgages on this property and where thero Is no mortgage there is much insurance. As a result white folks are demanding tjhat color ed folks property shall be protected and thereby save white folks' m?ney. It is reported that assurances have been rocoived which make it reason ably certain that Hon. diaries W. Anderson, the popular colored Repub lican lender will bo named again Col lector of Internal Revenue for the Port of Now York. President Harding could not do a more satisfactory i thing towards pleasing the coloreu people of this country than In send ing his nomination to the United States Senate. This leader is popular j with both white and colored people. Dr. W. E. Jl. Du Bois is having the time of his life with that Pan-Afrtcan Congress. The indications are that it will be a Muceess. To our mind, be lias mndo a blunder In declining jo invito the Hon. Marcus Garvoy or. the organization he represent? to par ticipate in the meeting. Wo are of the opinion that neither would nttend, but courtesy an<l| racial recognition demand 'that no narrow course of t', ? i action should ho tolerated in an organ! 7Atlon designed to elevate and pro mote the Interests of> all classes of African people. Dr. Du Bois ?should 1 reviso his Ijst of invitations. Wo note that the Cleveland Ohio J Gazette is criticising tho National JBqual Rights League, Editor William Monroe Trotter, Secretary and tin National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People with James Weldon Johnson, Secretary for theti efforts in attempting to secure tho enactment of a federal anti-lynching law. We do not see it in this llglit. Onr opinion is that tho effort to so cure national intervention in this mat ter should be continued, while every State in which colored people reside should have enacted the Smith Anti lynching law and the colored peep o should take active steps to bring about this result,. IJy this method, should wo secure action, we shall be aide to catch the lynching clement "coming and goln?.' Tho Supreme Court of the United States has reversed itself upon many o'lher questions and it. may bo that it shall do it in this case. As to the sal aries of Mr. James Weldon Johnson and ?r. W. ID. H. Du Uois, wo think the fundamental question is not bo ? much as to t lie amount of the salaries but as to whether they are worth it.. Certainly tho Smith Anti-lyuching law has stood the test of tho Courts and should be upon the statute books of every State in t)ie Union. It helps' the white folks as well as tho eolored i ones. ?' LI J i-L AT WASiriXtiTOft.l Upon the occasion of his first cam paign for Uio presidency. Hon. Wood row Wilson gave expression to sentf monls concerning the colored peop'e that led them to hclieve that he would accord recognition to f.hom in propor- ! Hon to the political aid temlereil. Aft-| or he was installed in olllce, he failed I <?> live np to his preelection promises and lilshop Alexander Walters, one of ! his most ardent supporters, who livid in New York Stale finally died with out a realization of his expectation:) , It was presumed that the Negro-hat, ?ng southern oligarchy was too pow erful for him to resist and that ho had to yio.d his personal desires to Party expediency. j 1 resident. Wilson never explained why he broke his word by not carrj '"K out his pre-election pledges, lie was elected the second time and all retorences to the colored citizens wco forgotten. Instead racial discrlmhu < '?n wns everywhere in evidence in the Deparisncnts at Washington. He assumed a friendly altitude toward* colored people and that was all. I lis Irritation over the question wns em phasized hy his treatment of Editor William Monroe Trotter, who was mad? a virtual political parinji, so far as the brilliant occupant of the "While House was abie to make him so. , Then came the nomination of Sena tor Warren G. Harding of Ohio. Il:y speeches were gems, so far as his rofe? onccs to the eolored citizens wore con corned. He enlisted the support of such uncompromising advocates of the right* of colored peoplo like Hon. Harry O. Smith of Ohio, William Mon roe Trotter of Massachusetts and many others that wo might name, h is true that the discriminating signs in the Departments at Washington have disappeared, hut that anti-Negro atmosphere still remains and the re prescntativos of that anti-Negro ,-om bination are at work with their aWi Negro propaganda . The word has gone oJth that the citizen of color is not to be accorded full and complete recog nltion as an American citizen, but that a dominating policy of conservatism 1 is to prevail. I Sonalor John w. W?k?, Secretary ' Of War, who hails from tho liberty-lov ing State of Massachusetts has noti led his own colored constituents that he can afford them no relief. The Prejudiced subordinates under him control affairs, so to speak and ho is only a "rubber stamp" when it comce to securing for colored men, tho rights and privileges t,o which they are entitled. The most notablo in stance in the trend of party affairs is the handling of the Georgia case where colored men succcedcd in se curing recognition and in having up on the Republican National Commit too a representative. Hon. Robert R. -hurch had been admittedly robbed o l s lights and privileges as "a sop to tho whale" ami lj10 temporary sue COM in landing Tennessee In the no publican colnmn where It will re main only f0r a 1)ricf ^ ^ earded as a justification for tho scan dalona betrayal of the rights of the Ropublican people. In tho meantime, tho Republican in^r8 ba'k reducing representation j n the southern States. We sometimes dor If the time will come during! our ife-iime, when right principles! will he recognized by those alleged champions of liberty and followers of he good and lowly Jesus. We do not Iko the outlook. President Harding w Tan nn<1 hG mny (1?ing tho best he can, but wo are very anxious to know whether or *ot ho has the moral stamina to live up to his pre-olection pledges and whether or not all American citizens, bo thevi ck or tWiito really look alike to him and will ho accorded fair-play in this struggle for political supremacy hctweon the two factions now strug gling for supremacy at the capital of the Nation. AN UNANIMOUS DKCISION. The Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia has decided that the merg ing of tho Westmorland Club wltr. the Commonwealth Club of this city is unlawful and accordingly the min ority members of the former club have won their contention. We are of the opinion that in rendering this unanimous decision tfiis august tr, hunal has saved ?no club and aided another, it |a essentially necessary n.at the membership of a social club should be harmonious and composed of men who bav0 similar tastes and desires, in order that the companion , ship may bo mutually helpful. I The Westmoreland Club has had and ' has today a certain dignity about it n striking contrast to (bo liberal' policy prevailing at the Commonweal ti. 1 , whero practically all men or good character and respectabl.lty 1 with 'jhe necessary amount of cash I are admitted. When you enter the I Westmoreland Club, you find (hat its membership is confined to men or re ";,c" I (In, Is I where ell rules of polite society rigorously ol, serve, I, ?,0l. d M.o memories or ,i?yK, he -irst Knnitllos or v.rgi rZ. 1"^ 'ho "a" lis am. customs ?t wllh 1|h',C were uracils, I , '' ,l htiict regularity. I ?'"rlsls, desiring ? rot real ?ml re?t ! 'he colon Is | sur.] Hi 5""'' 01,1 Wc?'"'?rolamt. I ho yo,,, l0(|?y this clolstnre in solem,, awe ,??i j, ! won,, "Ot ?0 UmK |iofore i e In 1 1 "< '"Is fellows! ""cr ''"'sh ho, -hoods. Con. .Hoher,! '? 'ee> Gen. Stonewall Jackson and! many od.cr Confederate leaders | 7", 7 would ?' home in retirement here ill was lor these sentimental reanons , W? ho,,od ll,"t the minority j ;Ml,l,;'n 1,1 <?'?? coidest . Those of1 ^ io know the history or West ' '"o'oland Club, where once resided. Attorney janu>s j i SzMrrln !,s Th? "ouso' 01 Confederaey- remains. I-et the old men, who know (he hi ; on or Virginia l.avo one place ?ol? W"0r0 l"?y caa "?<?> their ? wheio In years gone by, (hov ""'I. - rink (heir mint-Juleps Yes -he decision of (bo Supremo Court oi Appeals VjrRln|a |8 a ^ i blessing to some of these older men ' who have not so many vears to K"*?.--' CO,,nSe,? who ed roiB;: ?V Ct0,y aro to 1)0 commend no tJu t,n'?rfa Thero ^ould Wo feeling about (he matter tint ionsh in'Up " 1,10 ^^dlyro,;,. io n her?m, " COmm0,C"" P it. the majority of West Moreland Club may have been right. Fr0n sentimental stand point, we aro very ;;:uc" ?r i,i? o?>^on mat ti10y wer wrong. uo r.irt^r0:?"" ci"" ,io<* ? ' "IC Westmoreland Club, ror i( ZaTZ' r"? Wo3tlnoro,n"11 Clul, it is II ! "n'?nwealtli Club ror lot ti 10 ?avo laoked money. Now let tho money tlmt H ,?clie(, ,,0 ra|ae(] In .!!m s,IOUI" "?"!? then. 111 laising it. As for us w ? "blue-blooded" Vlrglnlsn. ' llavo "ho zzr^'T th?>- ???' ?he ,, ' 1 ^bleh (bey have asked anno,ly a"0UJ" ,)0 (ho ^ Virginia t"'"''"",0 C?"rt or or mony " " W"y 10 ?ar ''T?f 0l" Westmoreland SUM insut .tio . r? ?f this staid institution . Governors and Presidents , dil)!omats ??w have a place where the can fitting, y entertained with ?lm proper surrounding,. ,.ot ?s bavo CONDITION IN SOUTH RICHMOND The white men, Charged with as saulting a colored girl in South Rich mond haYo been sent on to the granu jury for indictment. Viewed from any angle, this case shows a marked improvement in this section relative to dealing with tho rights and privi leges of colored people. When informa tion camo in to the Police Headquart ers concerning the affair, within fif teen minutes from fifty to sixty doubly armed policc-ofllcers were upon the scone. This prompt action frus . trated a movement, which had lor its j purpose tho sending into this Swans boro neighborhood hundreds of arm ed, irresponsible white men from For est Hill, who would undoubtedly havo caused trouble. ! Tli? white men wore arrested and locked up, bail being refused. Tho case was called in tho Police Court the next day and postponed on account of the condition of Iho colored young woman),, who \vas suffering from nerv ous prostration. #n the following Frl* day, after hearing nil of the facts, Judge, H. A. Maurice decided that [from tfeo nature of the cose t^iero was nothing for him to do but to certlty j it to the Grand Jury. Tliero is no runs on whatever, why colored people . should not bo protected by white pec pio andwhit,o people by white people and whito and colored peoplo by Wnlu? and colored people, to the end that a feeling of friendship may be women in a substantial bond of union, in or der that conditions which obtained in Tulsa, Oklahoma may never be re- 1 pea ted in this section of tile crgintry. | 1 lllWOItH AND AFTKK TIIIO KIjKCTIOX. ?aujj Editor Harry (3. Smith of the Cleveland, O. Gazetto, an enthusiastic supporter of I'roddent Warren G. j Hanging is carrying in the columns ?f his paper, the following pro-o'ection statements relative to the citizen of color; 'I am for democracy in its fullness' 'I shall bo gf>d to see its many Republicans jfs I am physically able to see; all HopMbUcans lo <k alike lo me . ' I hqllcve tho federal government should stamp out lynching and remove tho.t stain from the fair name of America.' '1 believe in equality before the law. You cannot give one right to (bo white man and deny the wame i<ight to* tho black man.' 'The American Negro has the good sense to know this truth. He has the clear head and the brave heart to live .it . I proclaim t ? all the worid the truth which America ought to know, tho.t. he haw mot the test and that he did not and wfjl n it fail America. I proclaim that America has not and wili not fail the American Negro . ' *1 believe the Negro fclti'/ens of America should ha guaranteed the enjoyment of a.l\ their right.*?, thai they have earned the full measure of Oitizenship bestowed, that their sac ritices in blood on the batbclields of tho republic have entitled (hem to al< of freedom and opportunity, all of sympathy and hid that, the A liter ica.n spirit of fadrness and justice demands . ' 'if 1 have anything to do with i(. there shall be good American obed (ience to tho law. Brutal, unlawfn' Violence whether /it proceeds from those that break the law or front those that, take the 'aw into their own hands, can only bo dealt, with in one way by true Americans. Four not. lloro, upon thi ; he'oved soil you shut' have justice that every man and woman of us knows would have been prayed for by Abraha.ni Lincoln. Your peoplo, by their restraint, their pe.fi ience, their wisdom, integrity, labor and be/ief in God, have earned it, and America will bestow it.' One o? these guaranteed rights is to lta'tl Qflico of tho same class and Wind hold by whito men of similar and equal ability. We shall note with interest to seo whether or not the Hon. Warren iG. Harding beforo ho was elected i? the samo as President Warren G. Harding after he was elected and whether or not. he wt'l be able to overcome tho pow erful influence at tho National capital which seeks to deny to tho citizen of color the samo rights and privileges as are accorded the whito citizen. | i i I TI1K MUiOHlAN MISSION FAILS. The Libcrinn mission to this coun try under (ho leadership of President Charles Dunbar Bradley King is a failure se far as securing of the cren it of the ($5,000,000) flvs million dol hirs from the United" SI ites Govern ment, of which amount ($20,000) twenty-six thousand dollars had al ready been paid. This is direct evi dence that lion. Ernest Lyoni, of Bal timore, tho Liberian representative in this country, had dono nil that it was possible for any man to do. Just why this Negro Republic should have been denied monoy accorded to other Governments is a question, and just why tho Harding administration ! finds it impossible to comply with tho terms of the Wilson agreement is still another question. As is usual in such cases, tho col ored brother is left out. It reminds us very much of the story told during the Re-ad justor campaign more than a quarter of a century ago, when colored j men went over to the Re-adjuster | Party "boots and paggago.". It was charged that Gen. "Billy" Mahone I had made use of the colored voters for his own purposes and then after wards loft him on the outside. Tho story goes as follows: A man hurt a dream and in this dream ho saw Gen. Billy iMahone going up to Heaven. On ' the way there, he met a colored man coming back. Ho asked him the causa | and he told him that St. Peter was not admitting any ono into Heaven ! now who did not come mounted. j Immediately, Gen. Mahone had an idea. He said to the colored man. j You get down on all fours and be my i horso, I'll ride you up there and both j of us will got in. Tho colored man readily agreed and he went up to the Gate, where aftor knocking St. Petsr asked, who was there. "Gen. William Mahono of Virginia, "was tho responm. "Do you come walking or riding?" was the question. "Riding," was tho answer. "All right." said St. Peter, "hitch your horse on tho outsido and como in." As Gen. Billy Mahono Jaunt ily entered Heaven's gate tho colore! man was left looking ruofully on tho outsido. With all of tho othor na ' <?* \ ' i ' , , Hons, tho money was approximately paid over, n cas? of "hitching your horse on tho outside and como In," while with Liberia, it is u case of slay ing on tiio outside. . The talk of a foreign loan is a di plomatic way of letting this commis sion down easy. They may ho able <o hold off tho creditors of tho Republic by this method, but otherwise, it is "a long, long way to Tipporary." Con gressional action means slow action. With this country overburdened with debt and economy being urged in nil departments, it will bo some time be fore tho money is realized with \yhlch to meet tho five million dollar ohllna ion to this progressive Republic. We cannot see whv this Government can not make a cash advance of money to these people and relieve the present strain upon Liberia by loaning it some of the past duo obligations of Kugland and France. This would seem to as to be tho most direct way out. Neither of thesj countries can fore-close obligations oi Liberia without Mio consent of the United States for the United States has enough past duo paper to foreclose on tho countries owing this amount of money. We shall watch with interest tho result of this play upon the check or-board of finance. Without being! sure of our grounrt, we arc personal ly of the opinion that President King made the same mistake in eomin? hero that President Woodrow Wilson made in going to Europe. Moth could have accomplished as much, if not more through plenipoten tiaries. it is an old adiige, bat never the'.ess true, "Distance lends enchant inent to the view." Til 10 TIM l<3 FOR MEDITATION . It seems Id us (hat llils is t lie timo for tho colored people of this com munity to appreciate and understand the peculiar relationship now existing between the white and colored peopk' of this locality and to understand tmn tho straining point hetweeu the thoughtless while folks and the irre sponsible colored folks h.is at times been reached . The central figures in handling this situation are His Hon or (leorgo Ainslie, Major of Rich mond; Director of Public Safety, (Jot. William M . Myers; Chief of Police, Major ('. A. Sherry; His Honor, Judge John J. Ingram, of the Pollcv, Court and llis Honor Judge 11. A. Maurice of the Police Court, Part II. Primarily, in tho hands of these olh cials rests the safety of tills city from mob rule. That one and all of them appreciate this responsibility fully is self-evident. How can we aid them without malt ing them liable t,o criticism by theti hundreds of irresponsible political supporters? How can we pro little the peace and happi ness of this community by win ning for them commendation from the better class of white people and the more conservative class of colored ones? We ?an do this by avoiding loose talk, so to speak. Let all refer ences to white people he made in the proper manner, to the end that we as a race may retain their friendship and noV invite their enmity. When any of these officials perform some act that entitles them to com | mendalion, let its bo forward in show I ing our appreciation of such acts. I By pursuing this course, we Will! bring about a contented class of peo ple. We must cultivate a mutual con fidence and so doing we shall set th? paco for a prosperous future. What we condemn in tho lower class' of whito people, wo should not counten ance in tho lower class of coioreo ones. No matter, what may be said to the contrary, our future is largely in our own hands. 'Tho recent happenings in South Richmond and Fulton havo strained the friendly relationship be tween tho races hero and again it has strengthened it. Wo bjelievo If tho colored people were organized to main tain tho law and to support the pros- 1 ent city administration, much good would result in tho premises. As the matter now stands, when a eolored person is maltreated or injai ed by a whito person, a solid mass of colored pcoplo stand up for tho colored person, regardless of tho rights of tho whito ono and when a whito person is maltreated by a color ed person, a solid mass of whito people stand up for tho whito person, ho they right or wrong. This is tho wrong spirit Division should ho made upon the basis of right and wrong and luu color should form no part of it. A colored man, who ruthlessly assaults a whito person is an enemy to all of us, ondangoring our rights and priv ileges and tho same is to bo said of a whito person, who may do the same thing. Lot us do what wo can to win the support of tho larcelv ineraafdrig num her of whito people, who are friendly towards us and lot us begin a crusade to roform or punish somo of those lawless elements amongst us. , ' "I It Talking right and doing wrbng Is mightjy poor business and will not get you anywhero in tho direct, ion ct hoavom, , ?!;.!$ IT,1 Some people, who will not subscribe to and pay for a raco paper will go in the paper business themselves ana then expect people to do for them, what they wore unwilling to do for .others. Some people cannot sco things that will not benefit them. They are al ways 011 the lookout for something that furnishes amusement and a good time. I j Some people believe in cultivating ' the il l will of everybody. Just as j some other people believe in eultivat ? ing the good-will of the same class of people . Air-ships are all right for people, who like to go up in them, but they are ail wrong for people, who prefer I walking upon the earth. A t'Jy can walk upon the colling with its body downward, but woo io the human being, who tries to do the same thing. Going up a hiU ?s tiresome busi ness. Coining down a hill is much easier, hut is fraught with many dif ficulties. a .1 ?jii.'H.um ?. ' ,u. Some people are asking favors all (ho Lime and yet.' are not disposed to grant favors to other people. llead and pay for a good rnco pa per. It will pay you in the long run. hiving any kind of a avay just so > on are living is mighty poor business. Young folks are till right. Some of llieui uro just built wrong. IIUITHDAY I 'A I (TV . [[ A delightful birthday surprise party was tendered Mrs. Florence ,Ctigbi,ll on Wednesday, June 15, the 'occasion being in honor of her natal (lay. The residence at 11 1 Eaist Eighteenth Street was beautifully arranged and brilliantly lighted and when tilled with the ben.uti fully gowned ladies and well groomed gentlemen, presented v( mugnillcent spectacle . and games were indulged in and just before the menu Madame Cogbill was called, to (lie front and presented a handsome pair of gold enrringu, remembrances from her husband. Mr. John Ml. Cogbill and children . ^ CHICAGO NOTES. < With the passing of Robert II. Jones veteran deacon of Ebonczor Baptist church', the church has lost another faithful membov aild aid. Deacon Jonos passed away on Friday and was buried from tho church Monday. M. T. Bailey, president Tiie Bailey Realty Co., 3(>3S State street is contem plating spending his vacation with his cousin; Kev. Stephen Bailey presiding elder of the A. M. E. Connection in the state of Washington and his fam ily. Leo Scott of Wythe County, Va., was in the city a few days ago in attend ance of the funeral of his sister, Mrs. llalverson late of 323G Wabash, ave nue .. Rev. J. W. Tut|L, state grand master of 1J. B. P. and S. M. T? of Illinois and jurisdiction is expected to mako his official visit to tho lodges and temples in the city in July. The Virginia Society will meet in its' monthly meeting, Juno 15 at 3638 Stato stg-cet. Refreshments will ds served and a pleasant evening assured all Virginians present. Tho Progressive Company, Inc., has opened a market on State streot which will renlain open all summer soiling all kinds of products with the hope of reducing high costs of food. Mrs. TvOU Ella Young, D. G. M. N. G. and other officers and members oi Households of Ruth of tho Slate and Jurisdiction aro making ready for th?"? meeting of tho district grand lodge to be held in Jolict, 111., in August. Dr. S. A. Ware, Grand Medicnl E:< aminor of II. B. P. and S. M. T., loft ror Springfieid, iii., ins iiomo town, after a few days stay In tho city on business. > Rer. I>. P. Jones, president The Forum, left recently for tho south on business and will bo away some time. |tev. Jones will visit Arkansas, Okla homa and other points south. Rev. C i. Clark, recently elected pastor of Ebenozor Baptist church was kikfen 111 suddenly and forced to go to Hot Springs, Ark., vrhero he ( hopes to regain his health and hfc able to return to hla post of duty In * short tirao.