VOL. 4. NO. 1. SPRINGFIELD, ILL.. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 2 1907. 150 [ A MONTH
High School Grad
February Class of 29 Mattes Good
Record—4 Colored persons.
Last Thursday night at First
M E. church the third annual
Feb. class of ihe high school, re
ceived their diplomas, certifying
that they have completed the
course of that institution.
Miss Snowden, as salutatorian,
welcomed all in a manner*praise
worthy, she is the lady who has
a 4 year average of .92 per cent,
and Richai d-<ni Helmle, the val
edictorian, has j-. 4 6 only .46 of
a point ahead The oration,
“Some elements of Success’’ by
Alfred Greening, was a master
peice, and very profound.
Miss Ellen Tucker on “Origin
ality. was lofty, as was Miss N<>
nie King on “Fashion.’ Will Ry.
an on “Child Laboa-, deserves
special commenuaiion as uuf»
the clarinet rendition, “Cavalier”
by LaRue Bolinger, with piano
In presenting the diplomas Dr.
Scott. President of the Board of
Education. congratulated the
class and esp< cially those who
had made the high mark of 90
and over. Dr, Scott paid a still
more emphasized tribute to Miss
Snowden, whom he declared had
proven that with equal opportu
nity and a worse environment
there is no e'hnic or race inferio
Woman’s Club Notes
On Monday the Club has ar
ranged to have Mrs. Lucy Thur
man, the National President of
the A of C W. Clubs, lecture
for them on Feb. 5. at some one
F ill ik mliitii n 11 n eiilioo iktn tur 1st
the revivals being field at pres
ent in our colored churches- We
are expecting the ladies of our
city to attend the informal recep
tion which will be held at the L.
C. Home, Wednesday afternoon,
Peb. 5, from 3 io 5 p. m. in hon
or of Mrs Thui man and our mid
winter graduates. Misses Hazel
Bates and Josephine Snowden
and Messrs. Prank Bates and
The Juvenile Section met Sm
ut-da , Jan 26. at the Horae.
There were 14 in attendance.
The section decided to have an
oratoiical and musical contest in
March or April. The names of
the contestants will appear in a
later issue of the club m tcs.
They decided to
have lour to recite and four to
render an instrumental solo.
Pour prizes will be given to the
contestants. The girls are now
prepaiing to piece a quilt for the
Home.’-There next meeting will
be held Saturday, Peb. ‘J, at the
The members of the L. C.
Home Board, will please remem.
ber the regular business meeting
on Feb. 5, at 3:30 p. m. Be on
Do not fail to hear the lecture
by Mrs. Lucy Thurman, national
The Philanthropic Section met
at the home Monday. January 28,
in a sheet and pillow case show,
er to which every one donated
liberally. The total amount of
cash and donations was five dol
lars and thirty cents.
The business meeting of the
club will be held at the residence
of the president. M''s. C. H. Mor
gan, 820 S. Spring street, Mon
day afternoon, Feb, 4. All the
members are requested to be
present as business, of impor
tance must be transacted.
The Culture Club.
The services last Sunday con
sisted of an address by Mr. Chas.
Nelson, orator, philosopher and
historian, and a solo by Miss
Tomlin. The address was very
profound, the subject being ‘‘The
undeniable existence of a God or
the h3reaft,er.” Mr. Nelson
handled his subject creditably.
Quincy News Letter.
The revival which is being car
ried on at the Rrh and Elm Street
Baptist church, is quite a sue
sess. Several precious souls are
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Whose works will ever remain a rich heri
tage to American Literature.
Died February 9,1906.
The Culture Club will render u memorial in honor of him at
St John Church tomorrow at 4:00 o’clock.
awaiting oaptism ana a large
number have come forward for
The Culture Club had a crowd
ed house Sunday and the pro
gram was well rendered. Mr.
Chas. Mills, one of the city’s best
musicians, played two beautiful
Miss Della Bailey of Salisbury,
Mo., is the guest of Mrs. Fannie
Mesdames Dora Robinson and
E. Wilhoit are still on the sick
We are glad to see S. Humph
rey out again after a few months
stay in with a sprained ankle.
The funeral of M. Haitians was
held at the 8fh Street Baptist
church at 2:30. A heartfelt
sympathy is extended to the fam
i I \7
Miss Cora J. Ball is able to be
at her post teaching alter suffer
ing a week with her tonsils:
News from Petersburg
Misses Anna and Ida Vaughn
were the guests of their sister,
Mrs. Sylvester Penick of Tallula
Miss Marie Gaines has return
ed from her visit to Muskogee,
Alfred Vaughn has returned to
his work at Lanesville.
John Miller of Tallula, visited
relatives and friends here, last
Conley Motley of Fowler, Ind.
is visiting his family and rela.
tives here this week.
Miss Clara Brown has return,
ed from her trip to Peoria, and
she reports that her auut, Mrs.
William Craig is much improved
Alex Wade of Springfield, vis
ited his little son, Jones, last
Mrs. Annie Hughes, who has
been quite ill, is now much bet
Mrs. Bettie Adams who is on
the sic’t list this week, is report
ed much better.
The Sunlight Social
The Sunlight Social Club was
entertertained at Elk’s Cafe by
Mrs- A. V. Smith.
The members enjoyed them,
selves at a dinner social.
The way to make coffee was
discussed, several good recipes
being given. The proper way to
make good salads was also discus
sea. The Club anticipates tak
ing up needle work under the su
pervision of Mrs. Julia Cabbleli.
Don’t borrow the Forum1
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