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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.”___ VOL. 3, NO. 3 L SPRINGFIELD, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 18h, 1906. 15C A MONTH Woman’s Club Notes Shower lor the Home By Mrs. J. C. McClain. All frends who wish to donate to the Home on Monday, Aug. 27, will please call at any hour and your gift will be gladly re. ceived as this will be the date for the vegetable, meat, can and sugar shower under the manage ment ol the Philanthropic sec tion . Mesdames B ttie Watson, J. C. McCJ.ain, Julia Duncan and C. H. Morgan will leave Monday for Danville to alteudibe State Fed. eratiou which will convene on the 21. Mrs . .va Monroe after an ex teuded visit through the states of . Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin aud Canada ,arrived home Tues day of this week. She reports having ajvery peasant timeuiur iiig her ] <uruey. t *. One of Springfield's favorites in peasou of Mr. Wm. Barnett of Jacksonville at tins writing is very ill at his home1 Mrs. Beatrice Molten of N.. 14 Street does not improve much yet. We are glad to learn that Mr. Sellars of W. Herndon St. has fully recovered from his recent illness. A Fair Proposition.. To the Reporters of the Jour, nal aud the Register, in behalf of five thousand or or six thous and or more people, we ask you a pertinent but fair question Way do you fellows go round aud amplify the deeds done by the stums or cow element of the Negro race, but seldom if ever, put in the better things by uietn doue? What has the Negre done inimical to the welfare ol the country, yea what has he not done amicable and for the advancement of you as well as he. We are here now to face you with reason and not spasms. We are a part aud parcel ol tht body politic, we have our faults as you, we read your ptpers and we are tired of being misrepre. Sented. If a fnw nPirmpf. ant whites have a genarat terminat. ing in a tight, you cry, ‘*rac< war.’1 Why do you do that<j Is 1 not for to stigmatize or to re tare or to scare off others who maj desire to come and live? Do yoi tear the Negro advancing aheac of you in sience and wealth, o yon iuheritivaly mean? We con tine these inteiYogatives fc Springfield, tho they could be applied all over the laud. We ask for reply, and if you do not answer you accept them to be a fact and brand you moral cow ard. Petersburg, III. Notes Petersburg is becoming noted on account of the Old Salem Chautauqua, located one mile from the square, on the banks of the Sangamon river, and the very spot where Lincoln ran the store and was post master gen. eral’ of that tlieu lonely place in the woods. The editor hud the pleasure, last Wednesday, to for the sec ond time, visit that famous place whose very soil is hallowed. The day was ‘ Springfield Day,” and ‘‘you bet,” there were a few peo ple there. The grounds are kept in splendid condition and the people have one of the finest (•tmniii? firounds in t,he United States. Petersburg has a popu’ation of about 3000 people, about 200 of whom are Negroes. The colored people live in good houses and are a good looking set of people. The Forum will be read there. Miss Mamie Davis, a very charm ing youug lady, of refined pro clivilties and cultured appearance was chosen as agent and will can va.s for the paper. We hope every colored person and many whites will rally to her, as it will help her as much as it will I us, thereby helping Petersburg. Mrs. Bettie Adams, an aged lady who came to Petersburg 39 years ago, has a beautiful home in the west end ol town as have Messrs. Motley, Gains and Pe nick. The latter has a very lov able family and is a man of busi ness, runs a store-like stand uear the stat on during the Chautau qua season. The placid Sanga mon flows visibly by this city, supplying it gratiuously anc serves as a boat riding stream for the lovers, who like the poor, are always iu evidence. i lie people in me village ait all right.—Staff Correspondent. “The Two Casey Girls” Now we hope the two oldei Casey girls will be placed it [ good homes and that our city prisons will not be considered . the shelter for the children. W< hope some good motherly homi [ will he found for them. It is t , shame to have them sitting a , the prison windows galiug out [ May these gins listen to soon . good advic; and not continue t< wander from place to place. / M s. J. C. Me Clair K. of P. Lodge to Have Uniform Rank. At the last regular meeting of C. C. Lodge No. 12, it was de cided that the lodge would install 'he uniform rank immediately, this does not necesitate every member b *comiug aftiheated or joining the uniform rank, but the lodge no doubt inaugurate with a m jority of the members as most of them are desirous of the miltary department Crittenden Buys Property. Isaac Crittenden, a very prom, ising young m m, has heeded the Forum’s advice and bought the beautiful house formerly owned and occupied by A M. Williams at 1215 S. 17th street Mr. Crit tenden could not have made a better move. The house has six rooms, a nice garden and fine! barn, concrete walks, etc., and will be a good home for anyone. Judge Watkins. Judge Watkins of Menard C »., is qhe Repuolican aspirant for re election We nave not met the Judge, but from information got en from Authentic sources, he is well qualified, we!l liked and the choice of the Menard Co. Repub lican. as especially the Negro Contingent. With this inform ation the Forum feels that it is not saying too much to endorce the Judge and ask all Repub licans to again elect him. ) At Masonic Hall soon, Terrell and H^ickm wi the own original C >medy eutitled “you and I," assisted by Springfield’s best talent. See next week’s Forum for further particulars. Mrs Nora Green of Detroit Mich . was the guest of here ous in, Mrs. James Loomis, of N. 12 St. last week. Mrs. Susan C Davis, delegate to the District Household which convened iu MoundCity III. Aug. 7, has returned to this city. Mrs. Davis was elected to the ofhee of 1 District Director. She reported a very interesting and successful meeting. The District Grand ofo and TT« m cm linl < l unrl Stili/iar Jub.lee of the order will be held in Sp.i nafield the first week in . Ang. 1907. 1 Dr‘ Harris one of the leading Druggists of St. Louis, Mo., was tee guest ot A M. Williams last ! week. ! m \ Chas- Fant, Miss Grady, 1 and Miss Ivora Smith, were also b yisitors to the Elkhart picnic last j week. } Arthur Dukes and Roberi Johuson were Old Salem visitor: . Wednesday. Decatur News Letter. Thursday evening of last week Miss Same I la Ganaway enteitain ed the old in nds at her home. Miss Nettie Allen of Evansville, and Miss Edna 01 an ton wen, guests of special honor. Tne evening was spent at gaming very delightfully . Last Wedmsday evening Ryv J. R. Croc! et preached at Lin. coin. Next Sunday evening Rev. Wm Wood of Springfield will preach at the Autioch Baptist church. Last Tuesday night St Peters A M. E. church celebrated the clearance of all the church debts This celebration took the form of songs of success speeches, and the burning of two morgages. One on the church and the other on the parsonage. Nosv the church is clear of all debt in any form. j Mrs Thema*. JacK*on Entertain*. rn 1_...... I.ml/cnil Ilf MfeSl State Street entertained a few of friends in her usual gumptious manner at her residence on Wed nesday evening at an informal character party. Th affair was very preityily managed and a good time was had in general. The orchestra rendered delight ful music during the evening and dancing was mdu ged in by these who cared to seen] >y them selves The out of town guests were Miss Hyacinth Pbonosdall and Mr. Whyatt Jackson, of bt. Louis. Mrs. James Ryder of Pittsburg, Pa. and Mrs. lie>sie Smith of Chicago, there were ab ut thirty present. Mrs JacK. sou served a paltableiuocheon. Little Golie O'borne left Mon. day for Kentucky, her home leaving little Marie Tucker lo play alone. Daniel Smith and Alfred Vau ghan cf Lanesvilie vis ted friends here last Sunday. Mi'S Samantha Miller gave a Surprise Party Tuesday eve ning. Mr. Fra k Panick and his Sons hav^o pened their lunch room. Mr Lynn Stevenson of Cham paign is visiting in Petersburg this week M iss Sal lie Hopkins of Peoria is the guostof Mrs. Pauline Wade this week. Miss Nannis Davis has re turned from her visit in Spring field. , M isses Ida Vaughn and Maud , Miller attended the picnic at 1 Buffalo Thursday.