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▲ weekly magazine paper devoted !• the Interest* of the whole people. Entered a* second-class matter, Feb ruary 24, 1904, at the postottice at Springfield, 111., under the Act of OoDgress of March 3, 1879. mm I BAIBOUI • • • Proprieton One Year.91.M One Month.15c Per Copy.5o •FFICE: 105 1-2 ifSixth St. Phene Mai* THE FORUM’S STAFF. B. L. Roger*, Editor and Manager. Will H. arbour, Associate Editor a*4 Secretary. B rSkmmti. -. -j»*e«RBtor Thompson Bro*., - Branch Office. Inn Ik friita IIS! Si. Ill & EDITORIAL - Saturday December U9. 1906 What would Christmas be with out the children?—Illinois State Register. [It would be a childless Xmas.] People who get am sted on Xmas clay are presumed guilty until their innocence has been established beyond a reasonable doubt. It blows now through the gen. tlezerphyrs. and is not denied, that Dick Sullivan is to take Di. J. A. Wheeler’s place as Game Warden—another case of “it might have been.-’ The mayor of Springfield was kept busy Christmas eve day distributing chickens. We won der if this is sign that he contem plates being a candidate for next spring or was it an an nouncement of his candidacy, which? People have various ways of expressing their de sires. But ah! is it more fiendish to commit a rape than it is for a mob to riddle a man with bullets? Read between the lines of the weak kneed editor, O Etheopia. Noi that we condone crime, but vice versa. Why do not you say a brutal crime was committed, by a brutal Negro and a diaboli cal crime equally as fiendish was committed by a mob of cowards, who having the law, have not sense enough to enforce it. NOTICE—Beginning Jan. 1, 1907, The FoRUM will publish all lodge meetings free and all the churches for the benefit of our readers. The sec retaries of each lodge will please have same prepared and handed in. We will also be glad to get the subject of each minister’s Sunday sermon. Send them in each Thursday, also their month, ly church reports. — Ed. Our esteemed contemporary, the State Register, seems to bt trying to dodge behind some subterfuge and advocates tht state’s rights. This is the same old Calhoun, Stephens. Tombs Jeff Davis doctrine and on whicl slavery rested. Yes, Root ant Roosevelt are right in the advo icy of federal interference | where states are negligent or are wantonly careless in the execu. tion of the law. The whole is greater than any of itsparts separ ately. If the federal government has not the authority and the power to call the state to an ac counting, then we have an Unit ed States, one and inseprable only in theory. Chatanooga Sheriff and 20 Others Guilty of Contempt. The Supreme Court of the United States holds that Sheriff Shipp and 20 others of Chattano. ga, T**nn., are guilty of contempt of court because they allowed the Negro, Ed Johnson, last spring, who, after the United States Supreme Court had seen fit to grant a re.hearing, was lynched. These men will be tried for said accus ition and probably convict, ed—in handing down the decis ion, Justice Holmes said in part: ‘‘Even if the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction to entertain John, son’s appeal, and if this court had no jurisdiction of the appeal, this court, and this court alone, could decide that such was the law. Erroneously Seeking Happiness. Rev. T. Price, in theceurse of of his able sermon last Sunday night, declared that people ran in vain to various places and sought in sundry ways for happi ness when it really laid within themselves. To be happy i-> to appease your conscience by do ing some one good or cheaper still, doing good unto yourself. People are frail mentally and they run to distant climes and do all manner of queer things in I quest of things they have at their sides.- Think right and you will jdo right. A Sorry Xmas. What is more painful to a ten der heart than to behold a rag g< d little lassie or ’ad standing in a corner with a tear-stained face? Ah! nothing. What is more awing, and what causes a a boy’s heart to bleed more re. leutlessly than to have a broken hearted. (him the cause) on Xmas day? Nothing. What produces a more melancholy looking young lady than she who, alas, is not re membered by her presumedi’ad inirers, on Xmas day? Nothing Bit ah, alas! such was the sad c ise in many a home over this land on Dec. 25, 1906. Poor ! creatures are we. Here we are, I our next door neighbor receives his “carloads” on every mail— here we are, poor little things, watching every mail—but in vain —our were to have been ecstasies are transformed into woe. That heart that should have gleaned effulgetitly is as dark and gloomy as a stormy day in August. All of or none of this need be —“This day there was born in the city of David a Savior,” let nothing make you unhappy— ‘man doth not live by bread alone,” cheer up, ye down-trod ' den children and let your coun I tenauces be as a morning star tho you have not a place to lay ’ your weary head, for Christ is I Lord. 1 I. B. P. O. ELKS 1 First Social Function j| Masonic Hall, Jan. 1st “j n Prof. Nix’s Full Orchestra will gj urnish ths music. A Grand New |S J Year’s Ball. The elite of the city |g | should attend. Admission, single SB B 40c: couple 75c- It will a continu- 5 | ous round of pleasure. » I 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 520 North Side Square For Fine Commercial Work HflMANN |L :iOo SOUTH SIXTH ST. Telephone 998 The Voice for November has reach ed us again, but its name is no lon ger "Saul”, but “Paul”. It is to be known as The Voice, instead of 'I lie Voice of the Negro. We most heart ily welcome it each month It is dearest of all periodicals, and Mr. Haiber is the man for such a maga zine, for surely, his editorials are the sanest and brainiest yet fearless, we ever before read. If every young person, rising up in life, would take this book he will not regret it. For sale at J. E. Thompson’s. I_ ...CAPITAL LAUNDRY GEO. BOLLMAN, Proprietor. Quality of work and prompt de livery. 723 E. Washington Street. Both Phones, 207. When you want a copy of the | Forum, The Freeman or the Ne I gro magazines, drop in at The Keystone, 121 So. 4th St. Mrs. Thus. Steele and mother, Mrs. Long, will be the guests of Mrs. Andrew Mills, in Chicago, during the holidays.