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A. J. GORDON
Custom Shoemaker High Class Repairing, Best white oak Leather used. New and second hand shoes for sale. 822 E. Washington. The-^H Hess Tailoring Co. Are Always on top. D _ _ Order Lyour Spring Suit Now 411 E. Wash St. . Springfield Will H. Barbour Our Associate Editor And Assistant Manager. (By E. L. Rogers.) Mr. Barbour was born in Keo kuk, Iowa, March 2, 1870, aud attended the schools there, at Quincy and also at Pittsfield, III., where his father now resides at the advanced age of 76 years. Mr. Barbour is a practical print er, and, having had much news paper experience, is considered an extraordinary good writer and possesses a splendid vocabulary. He was an apprentice in the printing office of Rev. G. H. McDaniel, Hannibal. Mo., in 1890, late r was employed by the Hon. C. H. J Taylor at Kausas City. Kas., and in this city, work ing for the Hon. S. B. Turner, who was then in charge of the State Capital. He we^t from here to Pittsfield, working there for some time. His next move was to St. Louis where he re mained for a time and then from there to Os caloosa, Iowa, whe • he worked for Geo. E. Tayl r until June 25, 1896. comiug then to Springfield for the second time, where he has resided evi r since. He accepted a position as compositor on the State Capi tal then being run by Capt. Joi day S. Murray. He was one of the organizers and stojk holders in the Illinois Record, which be gun in June 1902, and was the printer for six months on that paper. In February, 1904. The Forum was begun, and since that time he has been working for The Forum and Hamann, the print* r. Mr. Barbour is an excellent penman and has had some ex perience as a type writer. He is married and has an estimable wife. He is a newspaper man by practice, having been directly connected with the business for seventeen years. a a New York Chicago, So. Bend, Blooming. Ind.^ ton, 111 ‘Jackson, Oshkosh, Mich. Wis _'-A ^Ijop for Hatties" _a EASTER SUNDAY, March 31. Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your new EASTER garment. Our stock is now complete with everything that is new in Ladies’ Suits, Coats, Skirts, Waists and Petticoats W e are ready to serve you. Our prices will speak for themselves. Silk Jumper suits in all the new spring shades such as Leather Brown, Blue and Checks.$15.oo Fine Panama Eton Suit with braid trimming. A $30 value...$25.oo I Black Panama Walking Skirt pleated style Special.$5.00 _ Waists I 10 different styles to I choose from at.$1.00 I Waists I NEWMAN’S 121 w. Side Square. Two Years for $1.25. i A complete history of two history -making years—1907 and 190G. The entire proceedings of all the importa nt sessions of Congress to be held during those two years. The fight to a finish of the impending battle against the gigantic trusts and mono polies. Every detail of the next na tional campaign, including all party conventions and the final result of the Presidential election of November, 19 08. In short, ALL, THE NEWS OF ALL THE EARTH. The Twice-A-Week Issue of The St. Louis Globe-Democrat Two big papers every week. Eig ht or more pages each Tuesday and Friday. The best Newspaper in the United States. Pre-eminent as a Journal for The HOME. Unrivaled as an exponent of the principles of the Republican Party. Always bright . always clean, always newsy, al ways Reliable. Write for Free Sample copy or send one dollar for one year’s subscription. Better still re mit $1.25 today to the Globe Printing Company St. Louis, Ho., and secure the Great Semi-Weekly paper, Two Years, under special “long time camp aign offer, which must be accepted within 30 days from date of this pape r. Two Years tor $1,540 CALL AT The Leader Barber Shop, EDW. ITCHELL, EARNEST HANNER, E. L. RICE. Everything First class 721 East Washington Street The Voice. This magazine for March is here and is a gem Every read ing home should not be without one. Sketches of Ed Green, E. H. Morris, Maj. Buckner, S. L. Williams and other notable Illi noisans. Get you a Voice, for sale at 304 E. Washington St-, 726 E. Washihgton St., and at Forum Office. | Now if The Forum elect all you people, what are you going to say ?