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* % I * H Ij COAL! COAL!! COALII! By the ton or bush el. Chas. A. Ellis New ’Phones, 1504 or 3S6. ■v J y - • ^ Society and Local We will ask that subscribers of the Forum who live nny where near J G. Patterson’s drugstore 16th and Capitol Av that you go there and patronize him and mention The Forum. Mr. Alexander Bender metj with an accident last Sunday by j spraining his ankle. He will be| compelled to use crutches for a month or more. Mr* C. H. Morgan of S Spring Street paid this office a visit this week. Mr. George W. Cross of Alton, 111., is in the city in the interest of the Citizens’ Club, better known as the Alton School Com mittee. He is working in the interest of the public school fight, which has been in progress in that city since 1879. He is authorized to solicit and will be glad to have the support of all the colored people. The Ross brothers who wer$ incarcerated for assaulting Mr. Francis, have been released on bail. A. M. Williams brought charg es against police officer Gilmore who saw fit to run him in Nov. 6. Gilmore plead guilty and paid the cost. Mr. Francis, headwaiter at the Leland hotel, who sustained bad wounds in the melee last week, , is still confined at St. John hos pital in a not much improved state. Aftend the opening Thursday Nov. 22, Elks Cafe. Hours from 4 p. m. to 12 p. m. -----”_ I The plate glass put in the front windows at the Elk Cafe greatly improves the appearance I within and without. Mrs William P. Hennington, Jr., has joined her husband in this city. Watch for entire program of nits of Thanksgiving entertain ment in next week’s Forum. News From Petersburg Fred Motley of Lincoln, visit ed relatives here Sunday. W. E. Penick, accompanied by his sister. Miss Hattie, visited in Springfield last Sunday. Misses Ida Vaughn and Clara Brown, were Springfield visitors last Sunday. B A. Parks of Springfield, transacted business with C. b! Davis Wednesday. Miss Nannie Davis is on the sick list this week. Henry Hughes and wife and Mrs. Pauliue Wade attended the funeral of little Waneta Mayes iu Taylorville Sunday. Benj. Abbington visited in Jacksonville last week. Miss Margaret West of Spring field, visited friends here San. lay. 1 % The illuminations at>- the Elk 3afe for the banquet were gor- . geous. * NOTICE “ •.Formal Opening.. Elk Cafe Thursday, Nov. 22, Hours: from 4 until 12 P. M. Special Music for the occasion... Elegant Rooms for Rent, and may be used for games. Soup Bouillon in Cups Celery Fish Pickerel Baked Redsnapper Larded Beef, Anchovy Banana Fritters, Elk Sauce June Peas Mashed. Potatoes Raisin Pudding, Brandy Sauce Port Wine Sherry Coffee Tea 35c cents to all. TUCKER’S PLACE. % Board and Lodging House, First class accommodations Regular meals at regular meal hours. New Telephone, 206 North 14 St. H. TUCKER, - Proprietor. Metropolitan Barber Shop 107 South Eighth Street. We give best service. Shop kept in first-class style. j Competent Barbers—4 chairs. BATHS! BATHS!! BATHS!!! j Hot and Cold Baths at all times. H. TUCKER, Proprietor.