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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL. 3. NO. 16. SPRINGFIELD, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1906._15C A MONTH The Culture Club. Tiio Culture Club program for last Sunday was tilled out by substitutes and some important data was imparted to the hearers by Messrs. C, S. Gibbs and Prince Mohammed. Mrs. Emma Craddock has returned to the city from Chicago and will work up a good program for each Sunday. Mrs. Craddock read an excellent paper last Sunday. Sunday, May 13, is Women’s Day and the following Sunday, the 20, is Men’s Day. The prob abilities are that the Club will close after the first Sunday in June until September 15, or after the State Fair. The election of officers for the next ensuing three months, will probably take place may 27th, instead of May 20, at which time the present officers’ time expire. It is very opportune that tho the Club may close June 3d or 10th, the new officers are to be elected, and thereby keep in compliance with law and system on the one hand, and, also, this empowers some one to open next 11 _l r m i . AC4<n- auu, luinicnuure, gives une officers, whomesoever they be, a chance to evolve a code and system while vacation is on. In selecting officers for a Club like this, let them go around and choose the best fitted persons for the various places, or else the Club will never amount to what it is desirous. Women’s Club Notes. Philanthropic Section of the Club met at the L O. F. Home, Monday, the 23d. There was a tin shower and arrangements for the completion of the country store and fair were made which will be held May 9, 10 and 11, at the Home. The proceeds are to be given to the Home Board to help defary the expenses of the Home. ach friend i* asked to help us. The soliciting committee is composed of Mrs. Annie O. Parker, F. Gray, V. Warren, C. H. Morgan and J. C. McClain. They will appeal to the stores and other places. Everybody should give something. The regular business meeting will be held ut the residence of the president, Mrs. V. Warren, May 17. All members be present and report on Fair work. Do not forget the piano fund, bring your dollar, also. Those donating articles last Monday, are as follows: Mrs. A. O. Parker and G. Green, potato masher, two cook mg forks, two spoons, one V >trainer; Mrs. C. H. Morgan, granite pan; Mrs. J. < ■. McClain, two granite pans; Mrs. Thompson and daughter, three granite pans Mrs. C. Ware, one tin pan; Daisy Alexander, t can corn; Mrs. N. Davis, 1 pan; Misses H. and D. j2 sugar spoons, 1 tin cup; Mr. L. II. Green, gingham for aprons. We wish to thank all for their help. Mrs. Lucy Coleman of Berlin, was present <»nd was highly pleased to see the good work. | A letter was received from j Mrs S. L. Dana bearing words I of cheer for the beautiful flowers which were sent her last week by | the Club. Her reply to the Club i was very encouraging and we hope for her speedy recovery, she having been confined to her room ever since the dedicatory and memorial services in March. —J. C. Me. Club Reporter. Unfair Merchants Wilt be Exposed. Springfield and Sangamon -• The E. & W. Clothing House. You will please take notice of the E. & W.'s adverlismeut in our paper. This firm handles the best quality of goods on the mar ket and we make this assertion knowing it to be the fact, defying contradiction. We are going to make the following request of our readers: Will you go* to this firm for whatever you need in their line—mention this paper. Our people should remember: that, if they go and spend their money with the people who think enough of them to ask them thro colored papers, they will be treated right. A good many go to people who do not want your trade This year we are going to ask our readers to watch the firms who advertise and crowd those places with your trade and by doing this you will find who your friends are. This is one of the most reliable firms in the city. The clerks are cour. f) — (l g may not permanently endure.” | J “The Law and the Lawlessness.” gg “The California Catastrophe.” County have at least a colored population of 8,000—say each person spent $10 per annum, that would make $80,000 a year. We are entitled to more and better adverti sments from the mer chants and the ‘ unfair’’ ones will be exposed in this paper. Time has come for our people to command something. Honor and Respect the Aged. Never laugh at an aged man or woman for any obtuseness you may see of them. Remember that, should you be spared to live out your three score years and ten, you are but laughing at yourself in advance. An epitaph on a tombstone in a quiet grave yard, read thus: •‘Look here, stranger, passer by, as you are, so once was I, and as 1 am, so soon you must be, so prepare for death and foilow me. --1 teous, the gocds are of the best quality. Uead this carefully be tween the lines and act accord ingly. The Musical at the L. O. F. Home. The musical given at the Old Folks and Orphans’ Home Monday night by Mrs. Ella Naylor, is worthy of much praise. The numbers on the program were taken, partly, by the members of her music class and as a whole was good, consisting of classi cal music, instrumental and vocal. The recitation by Mrs. Roie Hunter, was well rendered. Mrs. Cora Kirby, Miss Edith White, Mr. Matthew Kirby and the Capital City Quartette furnished the vocal music. Instrumentals were performed by Misses J. Nelson, A. White and Mrs. J. C. Cousins, Hortense Mosby, Ar melia and Justine McKinney. The duet by Hortense Mosby and Armelia McKinney was good and showed that along with competent training, they possess natural ability. Theloyal Metropolis Melioration A Grand Success. The entertainment given at Zion church Tuesday evening under the auspices of the ladies’ auxiliary, was enjoyed by all who attended. The house was crowded and with the ex ceptions of two, all the participants were present and the program in full was good. After the rendition of the program, the audience retired io the led uro room where they were greeted with booths representing the four seasons. The spring booth was very beautifully decorated and was in charge of Mrs. Daisy Higganbjth am. They were dressed to suit the occasion. Opposite each other were booths representing winter and sum mer. Mrs Maggie Davis and Carriq McCullough had charge of the sum mer and Mis. C. H. Morgan and Rev. Mrs. Anderson, the winter booths. The winter booth was ar tistically decorated and displayed all the characteristics of that particular season. Last, but not by any means least, was the autumn booth, in charcre of Mesdames Pone and John son, which was well managed. Mr-). Emma Jenkins assisted Mrs. Daisy Higganbotham in the manage ment of the spring booth. The program was under tlie direc tion of Mrs. Lena Dukes, who exert ed every energy for the success of the affair. The Cub is making strenuous efforts to pay the debt on the piano and the amount realized from a partial report was near $30. The Sunlight Social Circle. The Social Sunlight Circle gave on last Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Susan Davis, 1001 N. 4th street, A hard time Social with a good time Follow ing, which was really enjoyed by all fortunate to be present. A hard time and a good time were represented in a uniopie form The house was crowded throughout the evening. The ladies wish to extend their sin cere thanks to all who attended. The Club will meet next Wednes day afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs. Richard Ross, 17th and Edwards. Richard and Pringle’s Minstrel. The minstrel last Tuesday brought to the city two well known young musicians in the persons of Frank Kirk and Will Cooper. All were glad to seo the boys whose work on the stage was away above the aver age.