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4 THE FORUM ,
▲ weekly magazine paper devoted to the Interest* of the whole people. Entered as second-class matter, Feb ruary 24, 1904, at the poatoflice at Springfield, 111., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. mnsnmotn . • • One Tear.$1.50 One Month .. 16c Per Oopy.5c ffflCfc 315 1-2 S. Sixth St. Piter Mils 1M THE FORUM'S STAFF. S. L. Rogers, Editor and Manager. Will H. arbour, Associate Editor aad Secretary. Thompson Bros., * frranch Office. lawn Tk fritter - 1ISJ UMk SL EDITORIAL ~ Saturday, August 11 1906. The Passing of Great Men a Signal For the Coming Generation. Every day in our life, some notable man or woman is called away from these mundane shores to answer to the roll called in some unknown country and to put down mortality and take on immortality. Every one whoi passes away leaves a vacant! place to be tilled. Some are men ol great wealth, refinement and culture; a person possessing like qualities is needed to fill such a one’s place. The men who till the chairs at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Tuskegee, and all our schools over this land, are only there pro tempore. You must prepare to take their places and your posterity must take your place. Are you making ready? Men who stand up and plead good government in Congress to day, lay down tomorrow for a long rest, and you must take their places ana plead the cause for your self and your children. Have you considered the vast responsibility resting upon you? Women, are you preparing for the ordeal or are you sitting idly by with your hands folded? Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Mary Church Terrell, Mrs. Wolley, Mis. B. T. Washington, Pauline Hopkins aud that noble coterie of ‘‘work ing women of both races,” must SOon SIlPPnmK i rv 4-Vwi _-a._i_ 1 _ -- w nuu uicviiauic death, for dust thou art and unto dust thou shall return. Do your part today to help build up and not to tear down. Every man who ruins the social standing or reputation of some one else, and helps to defame this person, is guilty of double murder. This is an age of reson. The cool, quiet, sober, conservative man will win. Unlike former days and other times the rash and inconsiderate have no follow ing. The times demand men of thought and reflection. The best (interests of the whole people are preserved by the promotion of such men to place and power. The man who reasons in the light of the holy religiou finds himself competent to teach his leilows the most wholesome and most profitable lessons. By the experiences that try his soul, the battle which he fights and the victories which he wins, he is enabled to lead, guide, and fash ion the heart.. lives of other me*-, make life sweet and precious.—Nat’l Baptist. Union, Nashville. Tenn. A Sensational Campaign. The eve of the primary elec tion witnessed *he close of one of the most sensational campaigns ever conducted in this state, the central figure being Richard Yates. He has canvassed the state from north to south, and east to west, gaining the ap. plause of the assembled crowds. The Cullom machine was too much for him. At every turn he was confronted by a wonderfully organized machine that was al most .invincible. Even in the face of these discouraging cir cumstances former Governor Yates has carried on his cam paign undaunted, and although a defeated candidate, yet he stands before the public a man admired for his dogged persistence and stalwart character.—111., State | Register, Aug. 5. Recognition and Reapeet. Let us come to this conclusion: That education, refinement and money, (or its equivalent) are the fountains from which recogni tion and respect, from others are taken. It does not necessarily matter if you wear patched cloth I es, go nearly bare-footed in sum mer and live in a shanty, if you are well disposed and carry a bank book with money deposited, or have real estate in your name. It is true: a person should live while he is “living,” but the on I V wa.v tiro caa 4-V.». 4 ...... will be regenerated, is to come up like other races have come, by frugality and wise expendi ture of money and time. This will raise the moral and religious status of our people proportion ately. What is more insolent or in sulting than to have the waiter bring you a glass of 1 uke-warm water whileithe mercury is up to 96 in the shade. Now that Cullom has won, !et there be harmony, and let us have a Republican mayor and city council next spring. “Foxy Grandpa” the invincible alias S. M. C. A saloon man on east Washing, to- street, has started a boom for Fred Whipp for mayor next spring and displayed a roll of bills that he will use to help the scheme along. Let us elect the Sangamon Counnty Republican ticket. In the forty years that Mr. Cullom has been before the pub lie, he has built up a machine as strong as Gibraltar. Will Billy Mason meet the same fate two yeara hence. It is likely to be Col. P. O. L. then Hon. E, D. Green beat Mr. Morris, of Chicago. This meets t le approval of all. COOK WITH GAS. [ 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 HAMWIM »'.i„ 305 SOUTH SIXTH ST. Telephone Main 998 Wanted, Agents for Peerless Ideal Portrait Co.- in all towns big eommisison-big money made Write or call on PeerlessQ Ideal portrait Co , Room 45 Myers Building, Spirngfield III. When you want a copy of the Forum, The Freeman or the Ne gro magazines, drop in at The Keystone, 121 So. 4th St. THE FORUM Is now the Leading Colored Paper in the City. 0000 Has the largest and best circulation. ^ Goes among influential people. > Read by Both Races Has good Writers.