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"Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL- 3. NO. It. SPRINGFIELD. ILL.. SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1906. 15C A MONTH A MUSICAL CONTEST. There will be a musical con test given at the St. .John church for the benefit of the Sunday School. This will be a contest between girls ranging between 10 and 12 years of age and any girl will be eligible. There will be three prizes given, 1st, 2d and dd. Remember, the contest will take place at the St. John A. M. E. church May 15, '00 Those desiring to enter the contest will please report to the committee on program by April 17, '06. f Miss Allene White, Com. 1 M. Johnson, 1. Pride, ( William Cansler. Mrs. Etta Harvey, Superintendent. The Meharry Commencement. Wednesday night the great Meharry Medical. Dental and Pharmaceutical Colleges . sent large classes of trained graduat es. These young men go out into perhaps fifty or sixtey dif ferent communities preaching the gospel of good health the religion of right living. Each nnn ixrill finnErihnEo enmol.hi nrr either to making better or worse conditions of our people. What this contribution shall be each individual must decide for him self. If his love for his race— for mankind, is paramount to his love for the pecuniary benefits to be derived from the practice of his chosen profession, lie can be of great force for good. But if his whole sole aim is to amass as great a fortune as possible with out any thought of his fellow man’s welfare then he doubtless will be a great force for evil. The opportunities before these young men are numerous. The ti dd is wide and if they but emu late the noble example set them by Dean Hubbard in giving his life for the help of others, they will accomplish great good.— Nashville, Tenn., Globe. Easter Services at St. Paul. At St. Paul A. M. E. church Sunday night, the Easter ser vices will be conducted by Dr. MaGee. Dr. ,1. E. Henderson will read a paper on “Race Meals." Miss Retta Davis will sing a solo. U. B. Church Notes. Special Easter services to morrow. Subject of sermon at 1 I a. m: “The Empty Grave.” The Sunday School will render the beautiful cantata: ‘•Tin Story of the Resurrection,’’ at 8 p. m. All are invited. Tuskegee’s Quarto Centennary. Last week, Booker T. Wash ington, amidst the greatest liter ary stars and educators of this country, celebrated the llfitli an niversary of the Tuskegee Nor mal and Industrial Institute. There were men there from al walks in life, the greatest to tin humblest On the platform sal the power that moves and sus tains civilized governments - brain, character and finance. Social Sunlight Circle. The Social Sunligt Circle met with Mrs. Clark-Thompson at the residence of Mrs. G. C. Hin. ton, 171b E. Washington street, in a very enjoyable meeting last Wednesday afternoon at LhbC o’clock. Much business of im portance was transacted and it was decided that the Club would give a hard time social w:th a good time in view on Wednesday Do not write and sign articles “A friend” unless your real name accompanies same; not always to bo published but as a guaran tee of good faith. Send your items and not your opinions for news matter. Write your matter ligible, on i one side of your paper only, pay particular attention to punctua tion, grammatical construction 1 and capitalization.— Editor. _ Wilberforce Jubilee Concert. — The concert given at St. Paul Paul’s A. M. tl. church last | Thursday evening under tin* di rection of Mr. A. H. Roberts of 'Chicago, who is now holding a slate position at the capital build- j ing, was a grand success. The j audience which was a creditable I as well as an appreciative one, was composed of the best people of Springfield. The following i very excellent program was ren idered: 1 Easter Greetings WV1906^ |j j | “Why seek ye the Living among §5 , the Dead.” j|j “He is not here, but risen, and be ! come the first fruit of them that slept.” S] | - Jj k,I am the Rsssurrection and the ® i Life.” Lj l April 25. at the residence of Mrs. Susan Davis, 1001 N. 4th Street. The public is cordially invited to be present. The Club will meet next wet k at the residence of Mrs. A. V. | Smith, 1535 E. Mason St. A full attendance is desired. Information to the Public. Church and society news in concise form, will be published free; «_uara .teed to g t in current issue when in office by Wednes- j day of each week. All matter for pecuniary con sideration will cost the regular rate—churches one-half the reg ular rate. Articles written as editorial comment will not be published. Write-ups of individuals will; cost the regular rate, unless the same is written by the editorial staff, i. e. the editor-in-chief or associate editor. Introductory remarks—A. H. Roberts. Prayer—Rev. Underwood, pas tor Union Baptist church. S lection—Nix’s orchestra. Instrumental solo—Miss Violet Tinsley. Reading—Leopold H Green. Paper—Mrs. Slater. Selection—Orchestra. Baritone solo—Thos. Donagan. Trombone duet—Mr. and Mrs. Pettitt. Chorus, “Inflammatus”—ftos sini• Composed ofTeny Cansler, Blossom Lee, Mrs. Carrie Ham ilton, Leopold Green, Ralph Curtis. The “Aria Obligato” was sung by Miss Retta Davis. Congratulations on all sides were tendered Mr. Roberts for the success of the entertainment. Smoke the “Illinois Cigar” 5c. A. Morris Williams. Mr. Williams is the pioneer real estate colored man of Springfield, and he lias done more toward the solution of the “race problem” and the “labor problem” than all the 2x4 poli ticians and sayers only, combin ed. Mr. Williams came to this city in llJ02 and since his arrival from the “old dominion” state of Vir ginia, lias been steadily progres sing. He has built houses all over the city and lias now a three story brick, (Williams’ building) located at 11th and Washington streets. He is a practical busi ness man, keen and unassuming. He goes up against all sorts of propositions and succeeds more often than lie fails. Mr. Williams has been studv ing law for three years and is about ready to take examination. He is building a br ck bouse on E. Washington between 8th a*ul 3th streets. He has an estimable wife who is queen over their palatial Hat; they have a beautiful sta h >pe and an excellent horse. He em ploys a score of men half of the working season. He advocates the establisment of a colored back, and was the organizer of the Enterprise B. <fc L. Association. The Woman’s Club. The Home Culture Section was very royally entertained by Mrs J. E. Forree, Monday after noon at her residence on East Tackson St. The number pres ent expressed themselves as be ing highly pleased to be at the home of this pleasing hostess. At this meeting arrangements were made to give a social at an early date. Notice later on. The Musical Section will meet at ths L. O. F’s Home on the 16. All members and visitors art; invited to be on time. The entertainment under the direction of Mrs. Ella Naylor on the 2Bd promises to be a rare treat to all who attend.—Club Reporter.