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" “Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL. 3TnO. 4~ 3PRING-FIELDriLl7.. SATURDAY. FEBR:tTARY 3, 1906. 150 A MOUTH Political Briefs. The respective city committees met last Wednesday and after tran sacting business, adjourn .d to meet next Tuesday and Wednesday even ing. Ex-Gov. Xates opened his cam paign for the U. S. Senate at Har din, Calhoun county, this week. y) At a mass meeting in the first ward, Thursday evening, Peb. 1, the voters endorsed Maj. Otis B. Duncan for alderman and Rev. C. F,. Jo nos for assistant supervi sor. The meeting was presided over by Preston Clay and har mony prevailed This should set at rest the speculation in the ward provided Mr. Duncan con sents to accept the proffered candidacy. Mark Anthony has had his petition in the hands of his constituents for the past week and says he will be a can didate until the polls close on primary day. For a year we had advocated the (as our files will show) selection of a colored man from the first ward to repre sent it in the council. Rev. Jones, who was endorsed for assistant-supervisor, is a real estate dealer. v There has been such a division in the first ward for the past few years, it is to be hoped in the event of Duncau or Anthony be ing nominated, that old scores be relegated and the one cause, that of supporting to a man the nominee. Leland Hotel Waiters. I This has been a very quiet 1 week at the Leland. \ Thomas W. Walker, the head waiter, is very well pleased with his corp of fifteen waiters and they are improving very nicely. Nolen Miller has returned from •I Bloomington and is with us once ] more. The waiters who visited the Metropolitan club Wednes day evening, report having spent the evening in a very pleasant manner. Many social games were played after wh<ch lunch was served. T. W. Walker aud Walter Clark are able to be out again. L. Hunt is on the sick list.— Walter E. Clark, Keporter. Entertained. Miss Minnie Smith entertained . quite a number of friends at her residence on South Pasfield St.. Tuesday evening. Music and games were the pleasure of the evening. Those present were: Misses Grace and Maud Nelson, Mattie Willis, Sarah Bradford, Venie and Zadie Smith. Messrs. Ben Jackson, Clarence Leggins, Art Clem, Roy Smith, Gardner and Chas. Chatman. A sumptuous repast was serv d and a.l enjoyed the evening. The Put-It-Offs. My friend, h»\ve you heard of the town of Yawn, Ou the banks of the River Slow, Where blooms the Wait-a-while flower fair, Where the Some-time-or-othor scents the air, And the soft Go-easys grow? It lies in the valley of What’s the-use, In the province of Let-’er-slide; That tired feeling is native there, It's the home of the listless I don’t-care, Where the Put-it-offs abide. The Put-it-offs smile when asked to insure, And they say will do it tomorrow, And so they delay from day unto day, 'Til death cycles up and takes them away, And their families starve, beg or borrow. —Independent. I A. H. ROBERTS, g who will speak before the Culture H .Club to-morrow. Subject: “Booker T. Washington end ® his Critics.” ^ Mr. Robert is quite a polished and brilliant scholar. Flis ]9 article from the above subject in “The Freeman” is considered a masterpiece. S ;_ Quincy News Notes. Perfect and superb was the Sun day weather. Everybody felt like praising God. Preaching at the Elm Street Bap tist church by the pastor. The subject of the morning sermon was “The Glorious Conquerer.” Many souls were made to rejoice as the preach er so beautifully pictured heaven. Two precious souls united with the church as the result of the forceful ness and spiritual character of the expounded gospel. Baptistmal rites will be adminis tered immediately after Sunday School tomorrow. This will be the largest baptizing the pastor has had since he has been in the city. The Bethel A. M. E. choir gave a six o’clock supper in the lecture room of the church Tuesday evening. Quite a nice crowd was present. Dr. Bruadonarue lectured in Keo kuk, Iowa, Mondav evening. The Doctor is quite an intelligent man is worthy of attention. He is a member of the Elm Street church. Dr. Bruadonarue is a Cuban. He ! will lecture in this city in the near i future. i j Miss Cora J. Ball, one of the teach ers of the Lincoln school, has been on the sick list but is able to be out agaiu. Miss May me Jackson has returned to the city after visiting several weeks in Missouri. Mrs. E. L. Smith is not feeling as well as usual. She suffers with ner vousness. Miss Willa Irvin is quite sick at her home on S. Hth street. Mrs. Graves has been on the list. Look out for the big banquet to be given by the Sewing Circle in honor of the gentlemen St. Valen tine’s day. Rev. T. L. Smith made a flying trip to Missouri Tuesday, returning in time to conduct the revival ser vices at night.— Mrs. F. P. Cook. The Musical. Last Wednesday evening the musical concert rendered at the New Hope Baptist church, was a rare treat. Miss Nancy Brown, the manager of the program, is worthy of much praise for her faithful and successful work. The beauty of the affair was the full program as advertised was car ried out, save one exception. As a whole, the entertainment was the best of its kind given in the city for quite a while. It was really worth more than 15c. Every one was well pleased. Re I freshments were served after j the program. 1 I -- j j Subscribe for the Forum.