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■ I ll | Society and Local J! Richard Douglas has resumed his work as clerk in the treasury department at the court house. Mrs E. B. Smith entertained the Art club at her residence. 1103 E. Jefferson street. After spending the afternoon in needle work, the hostess served ref resh merits. Miss Sarah Bradford will leave for her home in Ottumwa, Iowa, Saturday. Cpringfield hates to lose her. Mrs. E, B. Smith entertained Mrs J. C. McClain at supper Tuesday evening. Misses Solona and Jessie Nel son of 530 VV. Canedy St., spent Thursday and Friday in Peoria 1 and Canton, 111. India Harris and Leota Single- j ton, James Marshall and Clyde Donaldson were mid-winter grad uates from the ward schools, ! Misses Lavina Smith and Myr tle Ciem spend Sunday in Lanes > llic* Mrs. Queenie B. Terrel l-Tay lor of Ottumwa. Iowa, was the \ guest of her god-uaughter, Miss 1 Daisy Donaldson, Wednesday. Ivanhoe Commandery No. 3 Knights Templar, will render a musical program, Monday Feb ___1 Little Hazel Redick on E Law rence St., has been ill with la grippe, The Ladies' Sunlight Social 1 Club met with Mrs. Susan Davis last Wednesday and report hav ing quite a nice time. There were eighteen present and the hostess served a splendid repast. The club meets next week with Mrs. Page on Jefferson St. The Art Club members are progressing finely and the mem bers are turning out some ex quisite work. Some are doing extraordinary fancy work. Miss Mary Ocrey of W. Jeffer son St. left the city for Fulton, Mo., where she will be the guest of her sister. Ambidexter Institute. The students attended services at the New Hope church Sunday —Mr. and Mrs. J. Jones and children were visitors Jan. 28 —There will be a song service every Sunday in the chapel at 3:30.—Chas. Saunders was a visitor on the 28.—Mr. Williams was a visitor Monday, the 29.—A program will he rendered Monday. Feb. 5, by the primary department. Everybody invited, Miss 1. Timber lick, teacher.—The following are rhe societies of Ambidexter with officers: A. L S:— H. M. Jones, president: Lizzie Saunders, vice-president; L, V. McDaniel, secretary; J. Elliston, treasurer; F. Turpin, critic; G. W. Coleman, manual reader; 1. M. Tim berlick. editor journal: K. (3. Jones, associate-editor; H, Scott, organist. Y. M. C. A:—R C. Jones, presi ! deni; I. M. Timberlick, sicretary: F, ; Turpin, treasurer; B. Scott, organ : ist. S. S:—R. M. Jones, superintendent: ! F. Turpin, secretary; C. A. Dogan, j treasurer; it. A. Dudley, librarian: L V. McDaniel, organist. ] Last Friday, Prof. T. J. Johnson, j principal, gave a lecture on, ‘Choos ing One’s Life Work.” On Friday i Feb. 2, at 9:15 a m. tlie professor j lectured on the “The Greatness of Man.” Misses Maud and Grace Nelson were entertained by the matron and several of the students Monday even ing. The evening was spent in play ing, sing and speaking. .Riley Bowu of Jacksonville, was in the city several days this week. Dr. Underwood Preaches An Able Sermon. Text Prov. 3:17. Theme: “The way of a Christian fclile a pleasant one.” Lust Sunday at 11 o’clock a.m. at the Union Baptist church, Di. J. D. Underwood, irom the abovt theme and text, preached a ser nion worthy of the attention aim attendance of the highest poten tates and lords. A goodly num ber were out and gave the besi attention while the doctor so abl,\ .j&n< Lpixxft*1 mdly went through his discourse. He pictured the Chris tian life in its true sense, a very pleasant one. His metaphors and similes, were so vividly portray ed that the most stupid was made heir to a rich heritage. The sermon wTas strictly modern and showed the rare ability of the speaker as a scholar and critic. We are glad indeed that we have men able to expound these truths s.> finely. Grammar, rhetoric and logic being used, the dis course paraphrased so all could learn a lesson and be not only enlightened spiritually, but in tellectually as well. Hon. A. E. Williams. It is rumored that the Hon. A. E. Williams of Pittsfield, is a candidate for Congress. This gentleman lias served in former Congresses, and may have the ability, etc., hut— We shall take particular inter est in this gentleman’s candidacy with the hope of defeating him. Hon. Ed. Yates or Col. A. C. Matthews would make excellent candidates or if a democrat must be elected, W. H. Crow or A. C. Bentley, should have the prefer ence over such men as the erst while congressman. That district should be repre sented by a clean man as shim Id all other districts and men not tit. from any point of view, shall be made known to the voters. When men mistreat and misuse our race, as has so often been the case. *and then ask for their suffrage to place them in offices of trust, honesty and virtue, it is time to consign them to their proper sphere. Now do not let this year pass by without purchasing a HOME in our beautiful city of Springfield. j It is a safe place to invest your money. Call on OHAS. A. ELLIS |real estate, loans I and INSURANCE. Foom52, Myers Building. iTHE FORUM Is now the Leading Colored , * Paper in the City. £) 0 & 0 j Has the largest and - . ...__-4 l best circulation. Goes among influential people. Read by Both Races Has. good Writers. ..Palace Barber Shop.. 728 East Washington Street. O ' . • We give best service, l|hbp kept in first-class style. Competent Barbers—4 chairs. BATHS! BAjpS!! BATHS!!! Hot and Cold Bjjths at all times. In rear we have a First-ClaSS Bearding House-Home Style. Also Furnished Rooms—Ipi'ice, Reasonable. Telephone New No. 779. • ' ’v H'! TTJCKER, Proprietor. Elk Horn Supply Co. Dealers In STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES. Fine Wines and Liquors —Fresh aud Salt Meats. SPECIALTIES. Oysters, Fish, Poultry and Game. Wholesale and Retail Both Phones 484 701-703 East Washington St., Springfield, Illinois. FRANK DEAN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Oils, Flour, Feed. POULTRY and PRODUCE. Both Phones: New 980, Old 1385. 114 North Eighth St., SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.