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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” TOL. 4. NO.24. SPRINGFIELD. ILL.. SATURDAY. JULY 13, 1907. 15C ~A MONTH R.oy R^. Reece For Mayor Roy R. R iece, Republican candidate for mayor is a young man in the prime of vigorous manhood in whom we all have implicit 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 Best Man, He is the best 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 Should b® Loyal. Every Republican should be loyal and not lose sight of th • important fact of having the city remain in the hands of the Re publican party. It is imperative and tbe duty of every Republican to stand firm, dotf t let petty dif i ■m 'w** i ferences of the past dissuade you from voting for Reece. Our city has started out to b'ossom, and next year we nave our national and state elections, also several county elections. Should Finish Administration. The Republican party .should fin. ish the adin nistration begun by Mayor Griffith by all means—not the democrats. Let even Ne gro voter stand firm. Our peo pie will be represented better than ever before—we shall be master. Our city is now in debt —nothing c in restore it to its normal place save a Republican administration. Do you want Will George and other men on Washington street, to again open their joiuts? Personally the people have nothing to say against 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 ple to again be loyal as you were April 6. It was not Devereux you 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 thirds major'ty in the council, what benefit can a man hope to lerive from the election of John d. 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 Auder. son had for 48 months. L/UII t K Ul IIIC Lfnio J Ul y 1 Vi Let us keep in memory the date. Every Republican must be interested. Our party shall not lose, We cell 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 he publ.cau you have too much principle and your patriotism is too true for you to change your vole 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 itie highest b.dder. Of course if vou are a democrat and believe that party is better, we are not all i.lmg to you, but do not be purchased for a mere dollar; for h • who can be bought may be sold and sold cheap for cash. Therefore in this special election we ask the colored people espec. tally, to be men We have no grievance in this tight. Every, one can not get positions, but the party is looking to the colored people as well as to the other's interest and mure yet will be done. What can we hope to gain by not supporting Reece? Abso lutely nothing. Tnerefore stand fast and be not again entangled with the democratic yoke of bon. dage. Roy Rsece an Idea.1 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 that the chair, so lamentably vacated by D. S. Griffith will be well and honorably filled by our compatriot and home made youug citizen, Roy R. Reece. Decatur, News. (Continued from last week.) The past week has been a very busy week among ttie colored people. Quite a number witnessed the wonderful program rendered at the A, M. E. Church. Thursday evening, after which refresh, ments were served in the base ment. Mrs. Phillips Ray gave a pil low contest Thursday night for the benefit of Antioch Baptist Church. Quite a crowd was present. Mrs. Albert Jones holding the lucky number receiv. ed the pillow with great surprise Mrs. Ray has embroidered quite a number of fancy pieces of the church also for the club. uSee her at 21 West Main St. and view the many beautiful designs. J. A. Crocket favored us with one of his able sermons Sunday morning. The services were well attended. After the sermon we witnessed those who put on Christ by Baptism. M isses Beedie and Addie Cook returned home Satuidiy after a visit of several weeks with their father in Missorri. When in the city see Mrs. L. C. Cook for best accomodation. Mrs. Cook also has ice cream for sale at any time at 157 W. Main St, • Don't forget the Forum is only 15 cents a month. Don’t borrow it, Subscribe for it and read it for yourself. Mrs. C. H. Jones of Springfield visiteu her mother, Mrs Rogati, last week. Miss Rummel of Clinton visited her brotl e , Mr. Rummel on W. King St., last week. M iss Louise Wilson of Spring field was the guest of friends in Decatur Thursday, Miss Daisy Wilkins will enter tain the Sewing Circle at the Antioch Baptist Church next Thur d y af eruoor, Entertained Friends. Mrs. David Jackson of W Jefferson street, entertained a number of her friends and visitors. The night was a triile cooler than the warm day previous. A large crowd was present and all seemed to havd well spent the evening, There is not a more high class store with better grade Men’s Wearings than Carlock’s. Decision in Edwards Case. The interstate commerce commis sion in a decision to-day in the case of Georgia Edwards against the Nash villes Chatanooga and St. Louis rail road held that where a railroad pro vides certain accommodations for a first-class passenger of the white race it is commanded by the law that like accommodation* shall be provid ed for negroes who have purchased first class tickets. It hold* that in this case it is manifest the railroad has unduly and unjustly discrimin ated in some particulars against col passengers,” and orders that where the railroad provides a wash bowl aBd towels in the coaches for white passengers and a separate smoking compartment, similar accommoda tions shall be provided for negro passengers paying similar fare The complainant, who has purchas ed a first class ticket from Chata nooga to Dalton, Ga., was removed from a car for white persons to one for negroes, and complained that she was discriminated against because of her, color and not afforded equal fa cilities, Commissioner Lane, who rendered the decision of the commis sion to-day held: “The expense of the small smok ing compartment in the latter (the car for white) accounts for nearly all the difference in cost between the two cars.” tie noias mat me ur^aa question of the right under the thirteenth arid fourteentli amendments to the constitution to segregate white and £blorad passengers has been upheld by the supreme court of the United states. The opinion continues: “Accepting these decisions as con clusive upon the constitutionality of such laws, we turn to the considera tion of the reasonableness of such a rule when imposed by the carrier, and tliis we find to have been passed upou by this commission within a few months of its organization in the case of Council versus Western and Atlantic railroad company, which was decided Dec. 3, 1887, and which held mis separation may be cam. d out on all railroad trains without uis advantage to either race and with increased comfort to both. “Again in Heard vefsus Georgia Railroad company, decided, Feb. 15, 1888, the commission held the sepa ration of the white and colored pas senhers paying the same fare is not unlawful, if cars and accomodations equal in all respects are furnished to buth, and the same cars and protec tion of passengers. “While, therefore, the reasonable ness of such regulation as to inter state ‘passenger traffic is established it by no means follows that carriers may discriminate between white and colored passengers in the accommo dations which they furnish to each: '1 he principle that must serve equ ally well all passengers, whether white or colored, paying the same fare. Failure to do this is discrimin ation and subjects passengers to un due and unreasonable prejudice and [ disadvantage.