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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.”
Bloomington News.
Messrs Albert Hoagland, Har
ry Lewis and Walker Duff spent
Sunday in Peoria.
The Ladies Fair of the Third
Christian chuich netted them a
neatsumof $31.83. Miss Rena
Grigsby received a sofa pillow
for selling the most tickets. Mrs,
Win, Caldwell held the lucky
number and got the beautiful
hand made pillow that was raf
fl led off.
The B oomington agent will be
out of town next week.
The Woman’s Club held a lawn
Fete Saturday evening at the
home of Mrs Hall on W. Miller
The ci mmon Sense Club will
meet with Mis. M. Stearls in a
Elder Hoagland spoke at the
Young People’s meeting of the
First Methodist Chuich Sunday
Several Bloomington people
were in Peoria to the Baptist
Convention hist week.
Mrs. J. J. Dickerson is enter
taining miss Veela LaSuere of
Sunday evening at, the home of
her mother occured the sad death
of Miss Missura McCreary. Miss
McCreary was an ardent Sunday
School worker, having be* n
teacher and Superiutendant at
the A. M. E. Church. She is
mourned by many. She leaves
an aged mother, three brothers
and a sister in-law to mourn their
Miss Alberta Duff is visiting in
Grand Union Picnic.
The Grand Union Picnic given
by the Good Samaritan Lodge
No. 2 of Lincoln and No. 8 of
Springfield at Elkhart III , Wed
nesday July 31, 1907. Regular
Cars every hour via the Illinois
Traction System.
Mark Anthony’s
Springfield, III.. July 14, 1907
Mr. Maik Anthony be*s Mr.
Houston $20 agait.st a like amt.,
put up by Houston, that John
McCreery will be elected mayor
of the city of Springfield on July
16. 1907. Wm. Todd to be slake
holder and be is hereby author
ized to turn the money to the
man who wins by the return of
the canvassing board.
c, , I Edward Houston.
S,Sned 1 Mark Anthony.
Anthony lost. The above was
signed by both parties. The
majority was 1,625. Mark’s $20
wholly lost.
Defeats Alderman John McCreery
By a Majority of 1625 Votes.
Greater Springfield -will Enjoy the Prosper
ity of a Popular Republican Adminis
tration for two Years.
The election is over and noth
ing but what was expected hap
pened. Roy R. Reece was elected
by 1700 votes over McCreery,
his democratic opponent for
If Dick Sullivan is the arch
conspirator, demagogue, etc., as
the Register would have its read
ers believe, he is likewise a po
liiical general, if he is to be giv
en credit as managing the candi
dacy of Mayor-elect Reece. Sul
livan is certainly more prefera
ble than the Hall Wing Ander
son combine. The people thot
so last Tuesday, and Mark An.
thony did not need a dictionary
to learn how to spell defeat.
Every ward in the city, and
even Ridgely, the new acquisi
tion, showed her colors by giving
its majority to Reece. John H,
McCrtery carried three precincts
out of the 34. The people are
tired of democracy and they’ve
showed it twice in a very short
space of time. Any democrat
would have been defeated and
Mr. McCreery should not feel the
least bit humiliated.
The election did not pass off
without its attending disturbanc
es and as a cousequence, George
Groves and Fred Brummel lan
guished in the city bastile for
disorderly conduct.
The Republicans were confi
dent from the start. Money was
lavishly spent by the democrats
and much of it was accepted by
individuals who voted for Reece.
It was a quiet election, but the
voters had their minds made up
and were determined to win and
they did by a handsome majority.
The mayor-elect will not be
inaugurated before Aug. 1. It is
the belief that he should sur
round himself with a bevy of
young men who are able and
competent. There are a few ap
pointees should be changed and
better party representatives giv
en their places.
Reece has ability that of course
has not been developed, but ere
long he v\ill prove equal to the
task that the people have entrust
ed to him. They have the confi
dence iu him and he will never
betray or mistreat that confi
The vote for the annexation of
( ast Springfield, carried by an
excellent majority.
There was as much interest
manifested as there was in the
spring campaign.
In Memoriam.
BY A, C. W.
In Memoriam of Mrs. Kate Lee,
who departed this life June
10th, 1907, as read by Mrs.
Alice White at Memorial Ser
vices of the Don't Worry
A dear loving mother has gone far
To the tloly Land where the angels
Where she never can worry any more,
For she’s took her abode on the oth
er shore,
She went with her Savior one morn
before noon
While the roses were blooming in the
month of June,
Asa guardian angel she’ll watch and
she.11 wait
For the loved ones she left, at the
beautiful gate
She was tenderly placed in her Lilac
Surrounded by llowers, which lent
their perfume;
They lowered her beneath earths car
pet of green
Where the beautiful face can ne'er
more be seen1
Her lot is more happy than ours down
She’s ‘where there’s no weeping or
shedding of tears,
How sweet to have finished her work
here below,
And dwell with that number, all
whiter than snow.
They tell me God’s rays are a ne’er
ceasing light,
That the angelic hosts are all robed
in white,
That the sea of glass is all mingled
with fire,
And th# elect of God has a heavenly
That their voices are blending in glo
rious rhyming
Their harps and their lyrics in sweet
music chiming,
And we’ll be so happy and lost in his
When we cross over Jordan to portals
A Select Picnic.
The ladies of the Fleur Delis
Club tendered a select Picnic,
Wednesday, July 10th at Wash
ington Park in honor of Mesda
mas S. Golden, M. Fisher, R,
Thornton and Miss Cora Ball of
Quincy, the guests of Mrs. Jno.
B.\ rd; Mrs- A. H. Miller of Chi
cago; W. M Palmer of Kentucky
guests of Mrs. Tnos. Steele, also
for the Home teachers, Misses
Georgia Williams, Minnie York
and Ruth Davis. At o'clock
Mrs. Mosby, Rose and Byrd ser
ved an elegant lunch. The after
noon was spent in conversation
and games. At 6:30 each one
wrent their way rejoicing.
Those present were: Mrs. S
Golden, M. Fisher, R. Thornton,
C Ball, A. H. Mills, W. M. Pal
mer, J. Ryder, John Byrd, D. El.
ward, E- B. Smith, M. Barrow,
B. Jackson, T. Steel, M. Hicklin,
M. Fields, D. Long, B. Singleton,
C. Rose, B. Mosby, H. Mallory,
D. Jones, J, C. Morrison, M,
York, G, Williams, R- Davis, H
Mosby, M. Palmer, E. Mills and
M, Davis.
Surprise Party.
Last evening a Surprise Party
was given in honor of Mrs Aur
thur Young’s 52r,d birthday by
her daughters, Miss Clara and
Mrs. Oliver Singleton, at her res
idence, 1206 E. Mason. A very
pleasant evening was spent after
which refreshments were served.
The house was lit up very beauti.
fully with Japansse lanterns.
Those present were Mesdames
McClain, E. D. McKinney, Mar
tha Hicklin, Ellen Ross, Etta
Harvey, Sarah Harris and daugh
ter India, Sarah Works, Young,
Shipp and Eda Smith,

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