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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL. 4. NO. 4. SPRINGFIELD. ILL.. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 23. 1907. 15C A MONTH T. S. Walter Casey’s Last Chapter. Who Gets 4o Years in Penitentary. Casey was boru in Alton 38 years ago and was well educated He held some responsible posit ions. He married young at 2o. He was very profound in his con versatiou and had lofty ideals and high and noble aims, accor ding to his auto-biograpny, but alas! Ho erred no doubt ue had queer iunnaginations about the unjust treatment accorded him by his wife at a time when life should have been serene aud the very air should have been a btlmof Gilliad, at a time when home should have shone with splendor and the children his most charming dreams, but alas! ••It might have been.” But we may say this is the end of his brief happy or real tour or so journ here. What are you going to do with the children? How many of us will be a rod and a staff for thorn, yet how many will drag them down, it does not yet anuear According to the testimony of the prosecution the case was very dastard. But. let us now share a part of this mighty burden, and opening our hearts, have mercy for this dear old mother, whose steps lean toward the grave, and his fair weeping sister and peni tent brother, for we have all these. You that shed a sincere tear for the dead, will now re member these, her offspring, Ah dear infants, you know not—ah young ladies, daughters, what shall you do to be saved? Please don’t scorn these young poor las. sies. if they have committed air offence, cheer them up for a new life, young men beware of youi 1 journey, tread softly this most1 dangerous road. “Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble, He cometh forth as a flower, but in the evening it is cut down.” Yes, may be, Casey gets it light, but that chapter is ended, it is now for us to learn and look ere we brag, let not another such a case hap. pen, young men treat your wives right, get a good woman and if you believe her to be so depraved as to commit ~uch wrongs, retain your mental equilibrium and bid her finally farewell, women when you have husbands, let not the siren cries of unscrupulous men and vagabonds lead you astray, nay let them not transform your life, for if you do you shall do so in vain. This appeal is to us all, guard your children, men stop entrapping young girls for, “the great day of his wrath shall surely come and you shall nut be able to stand," . Woman’s Club Notes. The mother’s section met at the residence of Mrs. Lucy Young, 12o6 E. Madison street. There was no quilling done on ac count of the material not being there The chairman wishes everyone who donated towards this quilt will please have the do nations at the next meeting so they can goto work- Mrs. Eva Unnma ‘jiwU rU'Jt'a. Rl U7«l 1 sang a vocal duett, after which Mrs. E, O. McKinney read a pa per on the work of Miss Dean, a young colored woman. The pa per was excellent and many good thoughts were brought out The Philantiopie section will meet at the Home, Monday. Feb ruary 25, 19o7. The meeting will be a quilting for the home. The chairman wishes every one to come out as early as possible Any donations brought will be appreciated also.—Clara Black well Reporter, News from Peters* burg Sylvesier Petnck and family of Tabula were the guest of their parents Sunday, John Mn er of Tallula was a vim 11: 111 i * ouuuay Mr- li i .t Wade and Georgie Suit n »ii Sp tngfieid visited here las' Su d',y Mrs E I ward Motley and hus band of Decatur visited their pa rents here last week'. Womans Day at Cul ture Club. Choir Reading of Scriptures. Prayer by Mrs, Harvey. Choir, Solo-Mrs, B. H, Lucas Paper Womans Sphere-Mrs. E. J. Craddock. Choir. Paper-Mrs. J. C1 McClain -What the Illinois Negro should be to tbe Jamestown Exposition. Instrumental Solo Miss Hazel Bates. Paper Blue Dahlia-Mrs. H. D, Cottman. Duett-Mrs: and Miss Yates. Journalist Report, Critic Report. Griffith Now a Sure Winner. Campaign On in Earnest. POLITICAL M E E T IN G S HELD SVERY NIGHT IN THE INTEREST OF REPUBLICAN PARTY aLL republican factions UNITED. David S- Griffith, Republican candidate for Mayor, will be elected head of Springfield’s »r>vermnent Tuesday, April 2. Hh is the peoples choice and he will make the best Mayor the city has ever had, The people want an economic al business administration. They irant im nmVH IDPUtS fOI* the taxes they are paying instead of padded pay roils. They wanf clear and pure, water and they want all the things that go to make a city greater and more beautiful. All of these things have been pledged by Mr, Griffith in his platform and the people have confidence in him and know that he will serve them and safeguard the interests of the tax payers. Mr. Griffith is practically a prod uct of Springfield, having lived here s'nce he was three months old There is more than an ordin ary reason why he wants to make the best Mayor Springfield hns ever had. He has the interests of the city at heart. He has a future before him and his elec tion as Mayor means a stepping stone for him. Mr, Griffith is close to the peo ple. He is a man to whom no one needs a second introduction. He is a man well qualified to be \4.» Tit* I-O held numerious positious of trnst Mr. Griffith was superintendent of the Republic Iron and Steel company’s mill in Ridgley, he was elected city Treasurer six years ago by the largest major, lty ever given a candidate in this city and lie is now chief deputy United States Marshal. There is nothing that can pre vent the election of Mr, Griffith. The Democratic party is torn as sunder by the independent eaudi dacy of Frank H. Bode and the political machine built by Mayor Devereux and which has weath ered many political storms is bent and twisted and members of its crue are deserting it to escape tne bombardment that will come April 2 The Republicanflparty is united There are no factions and every one has his shoulder to the wheel for the interest of the party. The remainder of the ticket is composed of men well known to the public. For the office of city clerk, J. Emil Smith is the can didate, He was the Republican nominee two years ago and was defeated by the narrow margin of eight votes despite the condi tions that existed at that time. This time he has the united strength of his party, and in ad dition will poll large Democratic vote. Roy M. Seeley will be re-elect ed city attorney. He has made a record for himself and the par ty. He has been especially suc cessful iu winning damage cases instituted against the city. John H. Ruckel, candidate for treasurer, is a man well known in business circles. He if a resi dent of the fourth ward andean be relied upon to handle the funds of the city with care. For assessor the party has nominated L. VV. Coe’ an old res ident of Springfield, who has had considerable experience in mat ters of this kind. He served un der two administrations of John J. Heimberger and can be de pended upon to give a ‘‘square deal,” to both the rich and the poor. Casey Denied a New Trial. W. T. Casey’s lawyers appear ed yesterday before Judge Crei ghton to ask for a new trial on the grounds that the defendant had not gotten a fair and impar tial trial by 12 unbiased men. The court overruled the motion for a new trial and the defendant will have to go to the penitentary unless he appeals to higher judi cial tribunals, Attorney Gil Christ Stewart of .New York A member of the Constitutional League, who went tho Browns ville and investigated the alleg ed riot by the 25th U. S. Infant ry. He declared there was no man killed* He is a brainy law yer and a staunch republican.