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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” ▼OL. 4, NO.23 . SPRING-FIELD, ILL.._SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1907. 15C A MONTH The 4th of July. July the 4th, 1776, the colo nists declared that they would no longer suffer the indignities heaped upon them by Great Brit ain, which country thought that, as these were her subjects and this territory was discovered, set tled and acquired by England, England has the right to ‘‘boss,” just as many people over this laud now are wont to say, “this is a white man’s country.’’ If by saying that this is a white man’s country, they mean because the whites preceded the black, then this is England’s, Prance’s and Spain’s country because they founded it. But back to the sub ject let us go 131 years ago the boys were waging a war, not knowing what the results were to be 4 ^ears later. Men had di vers opinions, some believed war to be inevitable others believed it could be evaded, but war came and great was the coming of it. Men died, yes died honorable heaths that the nation might not perish and it has not. We histo rians of color feel proud to know that among those brave heroes, whose blood was shed for “re mission of sins of posterity,” lay ouriea too, our own urisous At tucks and three others; who were the first to be pierced by Britians cruel bullets All of you white and colored people don’t know that Crispus Attack’s patriotism, though he was only a serf was so genuine that he could not bear to see British soldiers walking in cognito, around Boston, trampel. ing the colonist’s rights under their feet, rushed forward to do or to die, a^d died, the first Am erican to spill his untutored blood in that sanguinary struggle. Your history is not com prehen sive when it comes to lauding black -men who helped to make it ‘‘My Country ’Tis of Thee.” That would not be social equality but Miliiary inequality hi favor of these same sable sons, who. bee i use they dared not let Texas ruffians humiliate them and are j discharged. But however, the I above is what all this nonsense and shooting and killing last Thursday is a commemoration of. Sorry for you who get killed. ‘‘Requiescat in pace ” Petersburg News. Mrs. Bettie Adams is improv ing of the rheumatism. Robert Lawson of Springfield visited here Sunday. Chas. Gaines visited in Spring field Sunday. Alfred Vaughan of Loversville . is the guest of his -pai^nts this , week. . James Motley has returned , from Muskogee Ind. Sy. 'Writer Daniels is visiting in ] Springfield this week. s Roy R. Reece For Mayor Roy R. Reece, foepublican candidate for mayor is a young man in the prime of vigorous manhood in whom we all have explicit confidence. He was reared and schooled here and his deportment, both in public and private life, is without a demer it. His reputation as a business man is unquestioned and he is a young man of high moral worth. Why He is The Beat Man, He is the bqst man because he is allied with and a member of the best party on earth. He will carry out those broad principles inaugurated by the late David S. Griffith. He stands sponsor for progress and is one of the best liked and most highly respected young men in the city. Republicans anould do L,oy?vl. Every Republican should be loyal and not lose sight of the important fact of having the citV remain in the hands of the Re publican party. It is imperative and the duty of every Republican to stand tirna, don't let petty dif ferences of the past dissuade you from voting for Reece. Our city has started out to blossom, and next year we have our national and state elections, also several county elections. * Should Finish Administration. The Republican party should fin ish the administration begun by Mayor Griffith by all means—not he democrats. Let every Ne ?ro voter stand firm. Our peo ple will be represented better han ever before—we shall be naster. Our city is now in debt —nothing can restore it to its tormal place save a Republican idmiuistration. Do you want Will George and other men on Washington street, to again open ■heir joints? Personally the people have nothing to say gainst Mr. Reece’s opponent, it’s the crowd, the party he will be influenced by. The same men that you repudiated at the polls on April 6th last. Readers! it's time for our peo pie to again be loyal as you were April 6. It was notDevereux yoi were so tired of, but the follow ing: Jim Anderson’s police force —if you support a democrat you replace this same abominable gang back in the city hall and in the police station. Let us not do so. We’ll not do so and we hope we voice the entire wishes of the colored and white people when we say Roy Reece should be, must be, and will be, the next mayor. Get Out a Large Vote. We hope a large vote will be polled. Let everyone interest himself. It is of vital importance to each one of you that this city be conducted by a Republican mayor and council. The Republicans have a two thfrds major'ty in the council, what benefit can a man hope to derive from the election of John H. McCreery? The Republican party has always been the most successful party and every man regardless of race or class has shared better under its ruling. We repeat, we do not want our police force again under such ruffians. Chief Seago has had better police regulations during these three months than Ander son had for 48 months. Don’t Forget the Date—July 16. ajou ua neep m memory me date. Every Republican must be interested. Our party shall not lose, We ce 11 for valiant work ers and Roy Reece will win. Are you a Republican or democrat? We ask this question to our col ored friends If you are a Ke publican you have too much principle and your patriotism is too true for you to change your vote even if you may be offered a larger amount. There may be a few but how many, who’ll be so weak as to sell his citizenship to the highest bidder. Of course if vou are a democrat and believe that party is better, we are not alluding to you, but do not be purchased for a mere dollar; for he who can be bought may be ■sold and sold cheap for cash. Tuerefore in this special election we ask the colored people espec ially, to be men We have no grievance in this fight. Every one can not get positions, but the party is looking to the colored p jopleas well as to the other's interest and more yet will be done. What can we hope to gain by ! not supporting Reece?^ Abso lutely nothing. Therefore stand fast and be not again entangled with the democratic yoke of bon. dage. # Roy Rsece an IdeeJ Young Man In asking your support of this young man, we have not before had the pleasure to speak of a more affable, congenial, amiable man. He is efficient, not puffed up, plain and meets all on the same level. We feel satisfied , ... 7 ‘ ^ , that the chair, so lamentably vacated by D. S. Griffith will be well and honorably filled by our compatriot and home made young citixen, Roy R. Reece Bloomington News. Mrs. P. Headley and Dabney visited in Decatur last week. Ethel Henneger is agent for the -B. B. dandruff cure, 606 N. Pell street. The following were visitors at the convention in Decatur last week—Ethel Duff, Bertha Sewel, Effle Thomas, Alvesta Duff and Rev. Brewer. Mrs. Bradshaw entertained Mrs. Anna Danel of Springfield, Sunday. The Don’t Worry club enter tained their husbands with a ban quet lust week at the residence of Mi’s. E. Thomas. Alvesta Duff who attended the convention at Decatur, became suddenly ill and was compelled to return home before the ad. journment of the meeting. Sallie Walton visited her sister in Aurora last week. Mrs, Anson visited in Decatur last week. Mrs Wm. Fields and daughter Victoria, spent Sunday in Indian apolis. Eugene Wind who has be«n ill at tne home oi Mrs. Kush, is rapidly recovering. R. Rozell is anticipating leav ing the city. Mr. and Mrs. G. Meanhead are the parents of a baby girl* Mrs. Carl Stearls is visiting relatives in Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Brodus have moved to Indianapolis. Wrn. Pavitt is now living in Indianapolis. The fair at the 3d Christian church is progressing nicely. Normal News. Mrs. J. Bates and son, Felix Curtiss and Miss M. Dawson visited in Indianapolis Sunday. Mrs. C. Washington has re turned to her home in Dayton, Ohio, after a pleasant visit with her sister, Mrs. J. Bates. Roy Williams has gone to Chicago to enter the Chicago University. C. E. Jackson spent Sunday in Chicago. Rena Grigsby entertained the Misses Mattie Banks, Jocie Wad dy, Jessie Allen of Jacksonville. Miss Rena Grisby has issusd invitations numbering about 30. for a birth day party at the home of her aunt, Mrs. R. Calhoun, rhursday eve. July 4th.