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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” YOL. 4. NO.17 . SPRINGFIELD, ILL^ SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1907~ I5C A MONTH ==-r,-r—:—m. - Bloomington, 111. Mrs. Gasfield Meadows is ser iously ill. Mrs. G. Buchanan entertained at cards Saturday evening. Mrs. Thompson is on the sick list. Mrs. Ernest Young entertain ed at her home in Normal. Tues day evening. Covers were laid for 24. Ernest Gallogay is entertain ing his mother from Missouri who will be his guest for a few weeks. Last Saturday afternoon at Squire Hendry’s. marriage par lors, occurred the marriage of Mrs S. Redd to her son in law, Mr. W. Burke. The ladies of the Baptist church will commence their an-4 nual fair Monday evening at the" church. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Moore vis ited relatives in this city the first part of the week. Mrs. W.O, King does not im prove as rapidly as her friends would like for her to. Mrs. Jane Meanhead is serious ly ill. Mrs. Nannie Browner of Deca tur, will be the guest of Mrs. M. Stearles this week. The mothers’ meeting of the Methodist church will be held under the auspices of the stew ardesses of that church, Friday, all day, Miss Lillie Young entertaired Mr. and Mrs. Dave Moore, Mon day evening Mrs. M. Stearles visited in De catur last Sunday. John Ford has been appointed a member of the police force. Girard Csvington has the mumps. Mr, and Mrs. McClullan of W. Front street are the proud pa rents of twins, a boy and girl. Mrs. James Skinner has re turned from Pontiac after a week’s visit with her mother. Frances Piques is ou the sick list. Dorothy and Bernice Hoaglatid are able to resume their school duties after oeiug sick with the measles. Decoration Day. Next Thursday is Decoration Day, a day set apart to remem ber them who have died in and and out of God. You may go out there and lay a dower on a grave showiug forth your love for your friend even though he or she knows not what you do- by so doing, some one will do even so unto you. “Ye living men come view this ground. Where you must surely lie.” Remember to decrate. A New Shop For Men Carlock's new shop for men, located at 225 S, 6th street, is quite unique and exquisitely fur nished with the most tasty arti cles for men. They are quite affable young men and will be glad to have readers of The Fo rum and the general public call and see them. We recommend them to you and hope you will call and mention The Forum. They are all right. Watch for their notice here next week. Do your buying with people who ad vertise here. Villa Ridge News. Leading men of our times, men who spend much time in the lift ing up of the Negro race, no matter the cost. Mr. James Moss, first mentio ned, is a self made man, always striving for the betterment of humanity. No man thinks of the weiiure ui 111s lcuuii^y muit; tiiau Mr. Moss He teaches that which is much needed and that which is instructive along all lines. He is a man who partici pates no evils or wrongs, base or degrading things that exist a mong the non-energetic class. Not like many men of his stand mg, he has plenty of everything [t comes from many directions »nd he is always ready and lends a helping hand to those who are in need, Mr. Moss is O- K. He is one of our leading or foremost farmers, who says he does not know how to farm. His farm contains over two hundred acres, good land. Most all or th • greater part is under cultiva bioti. near one fourth is wheat and grass, other in strawberries Ii every young man and some old men wouid take Mr. Moss as an example ttie condition of our race would not be so oppressed. Mr’ Press Williams is another of our leading men who is advan cing in the upward direction. He has near seventy acres of tend ing land. Mr. Williams was a. mnng the first to pick strawber ries this spring. He has many early berries, and regardless of thej cool weather his berries are doiug tine. Mr. Williams is not intending for the chilly waves and rainy season to make him fall shortt, for he can and is helping himself- Beside his own land he has three other small farms under cultivation, though they are rented from the following people: Mrs Henry Anderson, Mrs Charley Gray (both widows) and Mr. John Davis. It is thought that Mr, Williams will plant corn in all ground rented. He knows what is best, and most needed for he has hogs, cows and uuissos, winuu wm destroy many bushels of corn in a short time. There is money in raising hogs. D.j you see where Mr. Williams is? I do, at the top. *r Petersburg News. Mrs. Sylvester Penick of Tal I lula was the guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Vaughn Suuday. Mrs Prank Penick visited in Springfield Sunday. Miss Arminta Conners of Kan. ass City is visiting her sister, Mrs. Thomas Cross. Mr. WiUiam Reed visited in Bloomington last Sunday. Miss Luella Jackson visited in Jacksonville this week The St. Paul Sewing Circle The Mothers’ Literary met on last Thursday afternoon in the auditorium of the church with Mrs. A. B. Jones presiding. A short program was rendered. Mrs. N, C. Brown read an ex cellent paper in which many' guuu muuguis were orougnt *ut. Instrumental music was render ed by Mrs. Brown and little Susie Wade. The fourth Thursday in next month will be young peo pie’s day at the literary. They hope for a large attendance. The Sewing Circle will meet next Thursday at the church. Decatur News. Decatur is one of the most flourishing cities in the state. She has many factories and they in crease. The colored people have just learned the importance of buying homes. A goodly number of them find it difficult to rent. The new Baptist church, being built by Mr. Hughes and his as sistants, will be a fine one—built of concrete to cost $3,500, Mr. Hughes is a fine mechanic and commands the respect of all. The people were well pleased with Hallie Q. Brown who lec tured theae last Thursday. Dr. Ganaway commands a good practice. See Miss Daisy Wilkins and get The Forum, also give her your news items. A. D. Cecil is doing a land office business iu wall papering. The Forum is what you want —try it and if you like it, keep it Theatrical News. Ernest Hogan is a special fea ture this week at Keith & Proc. tor’s 23d street theatre, New York City. A new act appeared last week called the Pour Oreole Maids. It is composed of the following well known singers: Misses Knox, Mackey, Harvey and Green, late members of Rufus Rastus Co. Gus Hill, manager of the S. Set will surround his star S. H. Dud ley, with the best company he has had, including Brown and Narvarro, the celebrated sketch artists. The famous Brittons are meet ing with great success having just returned from Europe. Their dancing has been the talk of New York. Williams and Walker hare just closed a very successful season at Atlantic City last week. A great many colored perform ers are engaged in summer parks. Black Patti has engaged Miss Agnes Casey of this city for her □ext season. She goes to New York in July for rehearsal. In the near future we are promised a summer vaudeville styled after New York’s latest fads called Bar Domes, an enter terprise that will be highly ap preciated by amusement seekers ind will be conducted on a poli 3y that will appeal to everyone. Grovernor Deneen Who is now reviewing the work done by the legislature. The leading representatives of the vari >us rail roads were here this week to urge the governor □ot to sign the two cent fare bill. A big day at Union all day to morrow—public reception Mon day night.