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A weekly magazine paper devoted |§ the Interests of the whole people. Entered as seoond-class matter, Feb ruary 24, 1904, at the postofflce at Springfield, 111., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Nttttnmim • • • topridtn One Year.fil.50 One Month.15c Per Oopy. 5c ifflCfc 3>5 1-2 l»"SUtli St Must Msli TMt FORUM'S STAFF. B. L. Rogers, Editor and Manager. WtU H. arbour, Associate Editor aed Secretary. B raw>.i n»»rtat£if (Thompson Bros., • Branch Office. lam Ik frialer tOSj 81. Stb 8L EDITORIAL Saturday July 13, I9u7 Listen! Keep quiet—not all rush over each other—watermelons an here. Maybe “Hilly” Mason was not dead but only a sleeping. Illinois is the greatest polital state in the Union, with the probable ex ception of New York The election is almost sure to be won by the Republicans, as all the bankerc and the leading business are on the side with that party. If people could but get into their heads that good done is like money well invested, suie to bring a good reward, there would be a m *re sten uous effort on lhe part of the masses to make good deeds the sine quo non duty and their days would be ni rj happy, their their lives more useful and the world the beneficiary fur that very fact. An humorous Mississippi writer some time ask d the delicate yei pertinent question: “When is the best time of year to marry and kill hogs?’’ He was answer* d by his equally as witty and humorous con temporary tints: “Why cold weather is the best time to preserve every kind of fiesh meat.” If Vardaman lias been “converted” we wonder under what church creed lias he really been “born again,” or Is he playing po-sum to acquiesce conscience? If you have con* tiered the devil’s strongest ally, surely “we have met the enemy and they art ours ” Next is Tillman Dixon will probably surrender when lie learm that Tillman lias c« me through anc exclaim, "el tu Brute..’ Candidates for the ministry in oui hurdles are realizing more and iimri their duly in the making * if prepar a! ion to preacli ihe gospel and lea< i he pe< p'e. This is evidenced b; the fact i hat I lie g*eater Mini lx t * them are attending school and mak ing fiithfnl effort to prepare them selves for the work that has beei laid upon them. Moreover, this de maud is increasing insomuch tha slmuld they fail to make preparatlo the people are no longer willing t * give them time and attention. — IS B. Union. Forum promises to be one of the ver best advertising mediums j [No, the people do not propose to have a lot of ignorant 'jim-jams kill ing themselves saying nothing. Where did these fellows get the idea that ignorance could only reign supreme in the pulpit. Two thirds of them do not know what Paul was illucidating ] Back to the Soil and Lay Your Foundation. It is a pity that so many of our people look with disdain upon a pure farm life. Their desires, apparently have been to evade the farm and rush head-long into the cities Now many do not like to live in small towns and villages. Our advice is back to the farm where the cool air and healthy brooks flow aimlessly on and sweet voiced birds ever sing their holy lullabies, and lay your foundation. The farm is where all nations and peoples begin prosperity. We need more farmers as a back ground for our prosperity. It is always the allowing of a peo ple— their farmers. We need stock raisers, gardeners, fit rists, horticul turists, etc. Let young men move to the outskirts of the city and raise chicken and eggs. There is no use talking, nor crying or complain ing, we must be producers as well as consumers. Over the southland our people farm, a greater percentage of them, but they are, in a great meas ure ignorant and too extravagant and too undiversifled in their farm ing. Many of them raise only cotton and will not raise en *ugli corn to run them from year to year, nor meat, potstoes and other feed stuffs — lienee all their cotton casa is tak en up to pay their “board bills,” back to tiie woods and live easy. - ■- —“ Raymond May Revolutionize Domestic Sei vice Regulations. — That astute newspaper correspon dent, of the Chicago Tribune, has digressed long enough from politics to take up the domestic servant question and has treated it in all it* phases most comhrehensively. Raymond explains why gills pre fer to work in a factory or shop or store to that of the household for the reason that, though the house girl or cook makes much more per week or month, than the ordinary i store, shop or factory girl, she has noi the freedom nor the indepen ] dence at the latter And he avers that, if shorter hours with a stipu laled amount of work or regulated for doing house work or working in the kitchen, a much better grade of help can be secured. People imagine it is not honorable to work in the kitchen, especially if they have re ceived even a high school education, but it is, though a person with a high school, college or university ed ucation, should aim to get something else to do, in order that the mind and bpain can harmonize with the physical part of the being Hut it’s no degradation and we think just as much of you, though the kitchen sli hi id n >t be your goal—that is you should not acquiesc in that work but only do that as a "coaling station,” I soaring your mind to higher and nobler tilings. We encourage all young ladies to ’ not be idle—if you desire to be an amanuensis, do any kind of work un , til you reach your goal -if you desire to be a musician, be one, but don’t , sit wiili hands folded—work—go work , in any vineyard. He said there was r) plenty to do but the laborers were . few. Don’t borrow the Forum. ‘.- ~ *r TUCKER’S PLACE. Board and Lodging House, First class accommodations Regular meals at regular meal hours. 206 North 14 St. New Telepnone, 1478. H. TUCKER, Proprietor. If you’re in doubt let us lead trump to you? The "Imperial.. is always the proper hat never alike two seasons together--except in price —$3.00. PETER MYERS & CO 529 North Side Square For Fine Commercial Work HjSjpL J303 SOUTH SIXTH ST. Telephone 998 “Oh, Douglas! Thou hast passed be yond the shore, But still thy voice is ringing e’er the gale— Thou’st taught thy race how high her hope may soar, And bid them seek the heights, aer faint nor fall.” Paul Laurence Dunbar on Fred Douglass. The Forum has opened a Business Men’s Directory.—Cheap Enough for all to Advertise. ...CAPITAL LAUNDRY Does Good Work. Qhick Work and Prompt in Delivery. We solicit your patronage, and make courtesy, good treatment to all Our Motto Don’t forget we patronize the Forum for your patronage. Geo. Bolman, Prop. 723 E. Washington Street. Both Phones, 207. 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