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A weekly magazine paper devoted |o the Interest# of the whole people. Entered as second-Hass matter, Felt ruary 24. 1904, at the postoftire at Springfield, 111., under the Act of Oongresa of March 3, 1879. IMtlSIUim • • ■ tnpricton One Year.11.50 One Month.15c Per Copy. 5c •met: 105 1*2 S. Sixth St. rhm Mai> MS THE FORUM’S STAFF. I. L. Rogers, Editor and Manager. Will H. arbour, Associate Editor Mi Secretary. £ w —-jiiiisgt^r Thompson Bros., * Branch onice. Inin Tke Priiler "* IIS) 8i. Ilh 8L EDITORIAL > Saturday, April 7, 1906. “Farewell, a long farewell.” to all tliy ungratefulness—Mr. Winter. We come, a joyful welcome, to all tliy pieasaniness—O spring. The Clansman and Uncle Toni’s Cabin have been given an everlast ing quietus in Kentucky by a bill passed by the Legislature, which lias just adjourned, and the Governor has signed the bill. We need no such piays. The bill prohibits plays that tends to create race prejudice. —The Kentucky Reporter. [That’s good so far as the Clans man is concerned Of course' Uncle Tom’s Cabin is not necessarily a bad play, but both had better be rele gated to the rear J The Strike and the People. While we agree the “laborer is worth tiis hire.” there always should he due consideration and delibeia tion given before strikes are precipi tated, a good example, viz: the mi neis at Indian ipolis —they acted more discree ly than they iiave be fee aeud since their origin as ao or ganization. The p.limbers, in our opinion acted unwise. They receive $3 75 for eight Iioujs work per day and that is good pav—about $1002.50 per annum allowing 55 Sundays off. The peop’e have some rights—if there salaries are raised or were raised, the people wouid Iiave to pay higher for their plumbing and they cannot afford to pay more. While you deserve good pay, you should give good and valuable service. Quite a discussion arose in the Culture Club last Sunday from Prof. A L. Stewart’s remarks: -ia white man’s «picst-ion and a black man’s answer,” in which introductory the speaker asked or said: “Whether or n it there h • a Negro Problem there is a problem and ever will be so long as occurrences, such as happened recently in Ohio and more recently in ('Ini tauooga. Teuii . are had, etc.” There are those wh > are inclined to believe that there is no race ’negro problem.* arid we are iocl i,ed to be with the people of lids opinion. To re sari American problem -Am erican became n i' pec diar to the A met icans only. technically putting ii there may lx* Negro problem her* hut. the solution to it i> worked out uy this formula: Education plus I money minus crime; energy plus economy fninus waste, plus land titles. Respect and ad ration far the female sex, and so on plus. The preacher should not he stereo type 1. But if he would he original | in a safe, sensible and sane way, let him make an independent end abso lutely free study of the great facts which cluster around the soul, which hive their center in the cross and their circumference in the eternities; j let him closely and perpetually study I human nature with his own eyes and through the eyes of its great inter* ! preters, and by all, its divine inter preter, tiie Bible; let him go fortli and patient!) study the infinite va riety and freshness of nature’s sym bolisms; let him descend reverently an I sympathetically into the depths of Christ's sacritlcial soul; let him wed his heart and thought to the actual and true in human life to day, and he can not lie common place.- National Baptisl Union. |The logic of the writer is good, iiis premises and conclusions are ex cellent. We endorse the article. Will our preachers over tlie land take cognizance?] The Law and the Mob. Whether or not thedaw is to be ap plied to the crime of those Southern gentlemen who murdered the man Johnson pending a stay of execution granted by the Supreme Court, re mains to be seen. The great mass of the American people do not look behind appearances, but take them on the face of the returns. They seem ever ready to believe all sorts of absurd stories concerning the cause of these illegal killings. But a case occasionally comes foiward ! which shows that these crimes against the name of civilization are not prompted by any desire to pro tect ‘‘the honor of our women.” The killing of Johnson was one of them. It was one for winch there was ab solutely no excuse for it eleaily show ed that it was prompted alone by that spirit of deviltry to the soil of South. What the people of this country do not seem abie to understand is that such crimes really injure those who commit them more than the race against which they are commit ted; that what, they are really mak ing a debt in the form of degrada tion which must be paid with usury I if tins country continues its march 111 the direction of a higher civiliza tion. bueh debts contracted by a people cannot be repudiated or “blutl ed’’ out ot the account of life, li not paid by the fathers it will have to be faced by their children. It history counts for anything it shows that none can escape the consequen ces of evil doing, violations of llie Known law oi right and wrong are the unchained lions in the road of prog ress.—1 nd iaua po I i s Ki eeman. [This is well said. * * W fiat fools | these mortals lie.” “Yea, the curse ! shall visit the third and fourth gen erations ” It seems i hat the white people shou.d have more sense t han some of i hem exhibit. “Why what soever a man sovveih that shall he also reap in manifold.” It would be suicidal for us tc • instruct you to vote fora man : j ui because he bo a republican or a dmnocrai; vote* for men am principle. Stick to your party as nearly as environments wil , | permit though. I I READ I THE FORUHfl i PUBLISHED WEEKLY j T aigest Oo'ored Circulation in | tl. junty. Pric< : per annum. $i 50? 1|| three months, in advance. 40 cents; , per month. 15 cents. Office: 305 1-2 South Sixth Street. TELEPHONE MAIN 898. II.TER-STATE 1C®2. [ | WRITE ALL MATTER TO THE FORUM L. L. ROGERS, Manager. 8 PREPARE FOR THE I Metropolitan Club’s I Grand Easter Ball I will be the most Elaborate I thing of its kind ever Riven I Wednesday, April 18 I At Arion Hall. I ..Blood’s Orchestra. I I Admission $1 per couple. Single 5Cc. | 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 j —$3.00. PETER MYERS & CO 529 North Side Square I I I or l ine Commercial Work HMIAHH | __ ;$Oo south sivtii st. Telephone Main 998 [l Village Road House. I INE BUFFET and RESTAUR ANT in CONNECTION. POOL and BILLIARDS. Dance Every V ednes day and Saturday. ,2205 Eist Kansas Street. S. J, Mokton, Pkoi*.