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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL 4 NO. 26 SPRINGFIELD, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1907. 15C A MONTH Governor Deneen. The governor has inaugurated a crusade for certain reforms that his adherents think entitles him to a second termandon these grounds, in a great measure, his petitions are being circulated. But politics are like stocks and the market prices—they fluctu ate and no one knows what may transpire between now and the time for the next state conven tion. Gov. Deneen was the prin cipal speaker at the Lovejoy gathering at Greenville this week in which he lauded Owen Lovejoy for his position against slavery in 1860, quoting liberally from the memorable speech of Lovejoy. Ex-Gov. Yates capti vated the vast throng, as he usu ally does and it could be easily seen that he is by far, the most popular governor within a de. cade. Ex.Senator ‘‘Billy” Mason was conspicuous for his arraign ment of United Senator Hopkins for the senator's attitude in the Reed Smoot affair. Lieut.Gov. Sherman paid his respects to the federal bunch. Governor Deneen may be nom. inated. Race Mortality. How to check *he rapid pro. gress of tubercolosis amorg oui race is a question of vast reach. The incresit g mortality as a re. suit of this dreaded and loath some disease is alarming. I veryly believe that for the general happiness and safety of the careless, indifferent and thoughtless element, it would be a good idea to confine a system of inspection not only to the premises; but extend its opera, tion in doors and have the inmat es submit to a minute and com. prehensive examination, so as tc protect the greatest number possible from this fatal malady. —Exchange. Appeal !Made by Ne gro Conclave. PREJUDICE CALLED DIS EASE. (Continued from last week ) It blinds the legislators to the ba sic principles of government and the highest interests of the state. Partial and unequal laws are creating a uni versal lawlesness in the nation. Leg islation shaping the destiny of great state should not be controlled by the demagogues’ Courts where law is interpreted and guilt or innocence is determined by orderly and just processes is the one place where every man should stand on equal footing; in this guar antee and proof of real civilization ricli or poor, black or white, foreign or native born, should be guaranteed a fair trial by his peers and feels safe There goes with this sense of securi ty, self-respect and respect for law. Hut, on the other hand, if courts are intimidated by'the mob spirit and the right of trial by jury be reserved to a favored class, then the strong are are tempted to cruelty and the weak become hopelessly discouraged or des pending of higher things, bold in vice and crime. The product of such con ditions is poor stuff out of which to make strong and enduring statei. The commonwealth derives its ex istence from the sanction of all who are subject to it9 sway, and is not created for the special benefit of a privileged class, and here we disclaim before the world that we as a race are inclined to conceal crimnals or conceal crime and we further de clare that we are often made to feel that we are the victims of crimnal solidarity, but as soon as the supre macy of the law is recognized and the right of tiial by jury is guaran teed to all, there will then be no oc sion for such accusation. We, the Afro-Amerieans of Missou ri, believe class legislation Is tyran nous and degrading. The state which draws its iifo and strength from al* past ages and from a thousand soures from even the humblest and the poor els, ces not exist for a few or a privileged class, Ths spirit which sets one branch of the American fam ily aside and brands it as unclean and yet welcome the inrushing milli or s of all lands is dangerous, unjust and ur,wise, being a flagrant viola tion of constitutional rights. Such a policy if continued will ultimately rob millions of loyal citizens of their patriotism and will weaken the re public, for the day may come when the prophetic words of Lincoln shall be true, “The time may come when we shall need the affectionate patri otism of these people to keep the jewel of liberty in the American family.” (To be continued.) Notice. The members of Estella Chap ter No. 3 are requested to meet at Masonic hall, Tuesday, July 30. It is the desire that the day be spent, 'f impossible, meet at 3 p. m A POPULAR HOTEL MAN. Charles Barton, who has been headwaiter of the Illinois hotel in Bloomington for the past four or five years, is in the city with M rs. Barfon, having resigned his position in the above named city. They are the guests of Mrs. Barton’s mother. Mr. Barton has accepted the headwaitership of a large hotel Charles H. Barton. in Baltimore, Maryland, at no distant date. Mr. Barton for a time, was employed at the Le land hotel. As a headwaiter, he is second to none, he guides his men without friction, is strict, but without that egotistic auster ity that characterizes some head waiters. He will ‘’make good-’ in the city on the Chesapeake and our best wishes are that he does. Bloomington, 111. The four churehes of Bloomington held their union concert last Friday with decided success at the A. M. E. church Solos were rendered by Misses Vt-ela LaSuere, Rowena Watson and Myrtle Anderson. Mi6s Alberta Wyche rendered an linstrnmental se lection. Miss Blanche Hoagland and Mr. and Mrs. Barton are visiting in Springfield. Pearl Robinson entertained a num ber of iris friends '1 intraday witli a party in honor of Miss Della Chavis of Peoria. Elder Geo! Hoagland will fill the pulpit at Cobdin, 111., Sunday in Elder John Jack’s place at the Chris church. Miss Clara Stevenson is improving slowly with her foot. It is hoped that she will soon entirely recover. Oxford, Miss., News Notes. The people are earnestly re quested to send their children to school, most of the rural schools have opened for 2 months, sum mer term and they should not ai low one day to pass. The Negro business houses do a good business. The people are learning the value and neces sity of race pride. Rev. Lindsey is pastor of Sec ond Baptist church, and Dr. N. H- Williams of M. E. church. Don’t let your church be trodden under the mire because you have a real or imaginary grievance against your paster. Do your duty to your church and pastor and if it be the wiser thing, have a change at the next conference Our people need to be aroused to the needs along educational and pride lines- In business they are doing well. W. R. Bow les andJ. D. Collins, doing a flue business. Some one can make money by opening a Dry Goods business. J. C. Sanders, Mrs. Kate Barr, Ed Herd and Mrs. Sykes are also doing good busi ness, as is Mrs Ida Jones, The Forum will be in charge, ~~e n p n xt • i NV UUIO piUlVV j VI X. 1 VI X' « V> • IICII son, parties wishing to subscribe or publish any matter may see Mr. Neilson. MORTUARY Mrs. Nancy Rogers, aged CO years, a member of the M. E. Church for 35 years, died July 18 acd was buried last week at St. Peters cemetery, The funeral was preached by Rev. Mr Wright She leaves several brothers, one sist«r, a husband, two daughters and three sons and a host of rela tives and friends who mourn their loss, The family of the deceased de sire to return thanks for the many kindnesses shown by their white and colored friends who acted 50 neighborly toward them during illness and death and bu rial of their mother and wife, Mrs. Susan Davis Honored. The Juvenile Society Auxilary to Household of Ruth No. 190, gave a reception for their District Directoress, Mrs. Susan Davis, at their hall on N. 5th street. A bouquet of beautiful flowers and a silver pitcher was presented to her, after which delicious refrsh ments were served by the direc tors: Mesdames Elizabeth Taylor and Julia Oliver. Mrs. Davis has just returned from the session of the Knights and Daughters of Tabor where she received the office ol Vice-Grand Preceptress for the state of Illinois.