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" “Be ye doers and not sayers only.”
Political Briefs.
The respective city committees
met last Wednesday and after tran
sacting business, adjourn .d to meet
next Tuesday and Wednesday even
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
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
T. W. Walker aud Walter Clark
are able to be out again.
L. Hunt is on the sick list.—
Walter E. Clark, Keporter.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Miss Willa Irvin is quite sick at
her home on S. Hth street.
Mrs. Graves has been on the
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.
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