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A weekly magazine paper devoted to the interests of the whole people. Entered as sebond-class matter, Feb ruary 24, 1904, at the postottice at 8pringfleld, 111., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. | tOGERS i BSSitOlB • • - Proprietors One Year.f 1.50 One Month.15c Per Copy... 5c •FFICE: 305 1-2 S. Sixth St. Phont Maiu 998 THE FORUM’S STAFF. E. L. Rogers, Editor and Manager. Will H. arbour, Associate Editor Secretary. 'Thompson Bros., - Branch omce. Itmann The Printer 305] So. 6th 81, EDITORIAL Saturday, February 3, 1906 A Suspicious Bait. If there be any who doubt that Thomas DiXou possesses the qualities for making a guod Me piiisto. such doubt should be re-! moved by the offer lit' made in an | open letter to Booker T. Wash-1 ington at his recent meeting in J Cnrnegie Hall. Mr. Dixon’s let ter was as follows: Booker T. Washington, Carnegie Hall, New York: My Dear Sir— In response to your appeal for funds I hereby offer to contri bute *10.000 from tne profits of! —*■—- -“^le-G ansm inM to TuSkegee Institute provided you give com plete and satisfactory proof that you do not desire social equality for the Negro and that your school is opposed to the amalga mation of the races. Sincerely, Thomas Dixon, Jr. — The freeman No. Dixon has not the qualifi cations of a good Mephisto. The fact of the matter is, his satauic majesty has no expressed scru ples, whatever, with reference to ‘‘social equality.’’ Booker T. Washington does not need the “tainted’’ money The profits on the sale of the ‘Clansman’ will not amount to $10,000 in as many years. Some liberal Yankee, no doubt, would pay him $15,000 for his copyright provided he prove that the ‘Clansman’ is for the good of the people, and not for personal blood money and race sectional hatred. Dixon is certainly get ting the notoriety he is working so dilligently to acquire. Obstruction Vs. Construction. An obstructionist is one who gets in the way of everything and blocks the onward march. In a case where a gang or a per son is trying to ruin tilings and a man or set of men obstructs or( prevents them from so doing, the obstruction is timely and in reality, in such a case, the ob structionist is realiy an obstruc tionist and a construtionist. But we shall refer to the obstruction ist in the natural order. The man who pulls down or pulls back every movement, is a menace to the community, a terror and a real obstructionist. Such a man should not be allowed to run at large, for the whole people are retarded to some extent and pro gress is hindered. The man who constructs is a congenial and beneficial factor in the communi ty in which he makes bis habitat and a power for good. A man may be an obstructionist in his thoughts, actions, manners and influence. A man who lays around the vi e places, uses vile, vicious language, on the high ways, is an obstructionist to the race and the nation. (Thisapplies to women also.) Be constructive, build up, not tear down, repair, not destroy that which is mend able. Be useful, not harmful, be beneficial and not a mere “peb ble on the beach,” only moved by the velocity of the stream. Extravagance Vs. Economy. This may seem a queer sub ject and it may be a little eccen tric, but us wise and important to call the attention of the people to just such things. Extrava gance is a waste, ec momy a sav ing. They are opposed to each tit her. No man can be an econom- j ist and at the same tune an ex travaganist. There are ways to be extravagant, one can waste time, his or her virtue, waste op i portunities, waste your life,“your | soul. Economy should be the j theme for our young men and yirls—make it a study. Econo mize your affection Some people waste their love. How? Sever il ways. First. You can waste your love on a worthless person. Second. You can waste it on» a person who does not reciprocate. Third. You can waste it by lavishing effectiou too soon. Be wise, be cautious; economize your affection, economize time, the great inevitable age produc er. Extravagance is the road to destruction. Economy is the road to success. Let us be eco nomical. let u1' be wise, patient, and we shall be saved from pov erty and from perdition. To Fill Vacancy. The office of Police Magistrate is now vacant, on the account of the death of J. P. Brinkerhoff, and his successor must be elect ed. The colored contingent of this body being entitled to one place on this bench, we recom mend for this place, as a compe tent, reliable and worthy man, Mr. C. A. Brown, of the sixth ward. Such recognition by the Republican party is the only way it will retain or regain suprema cy. The proper thing and the best thing for the republican party to do. is to take the initia tive and not wait until the demo crats have done it and then fol low them. Mr. Samuel Barbour returned to his home in Pittsfield last Sat urday. ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmKnatmmaaB Big Offer to School Children. WANTED, Boys and girls take orders for the colored mag- | S azines and papers—(keep your children busy) energetic per- | sons can make from 25c to 75c after school hours and Satur i days. more. Do not have to sell, but simply take orders. | 1 We p^y a commission on every order, | cash or credit- big pay on cash orders. Solicit from white or colord. I Apply at 3054 South Sixth St. to E* L. Rogers, Manager. | I SEE “The Queen from Africa” To be presented at Masonic Hall. Wednesday Eve., February 14th, 1906, ! By Mrs. Mundy of Quincy, Illinois, UNDER AUSPICES OF | Shiloh Court No. 1, assisted by Mrs. White of Quincy, who | will play the role of Bishop; also assisted by the best talent in Springfield. All Invited. Doors open at 7:30 p. m., sharp. Admission, 25 Cents. If you're in doubt let us lead trump to you? The “Imperial” is always the proper hat— never alike two seasons together--except in price —$3.00. PETER MYERS & CO 529 North Side Square For Fine Commercial Work HMMNH 303 SOUTH SIXTH ST. Telephone Main 998* The Colored American Maga zine for January is a master piece—cne of the finest since its inception into the field. There will be some copies here for sale about January 20. All parties desiring a copy had batter leave their order at this office or 800 E. Washington. Beware of the street moodier. The Supreme Court of Kansas has uphelp the decision of the lower court which established the separate schools in that tate. Motto: ‘‘It is no benefit to have given me something, but it is a benefit to have enabled me to obtain something for myself—Emer \ son.