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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” TQL 4. NO. 28. SPRINGFIELD, ILL., SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 1907. 15C A MONTH Odd Fellow’s Grand Lodge Session Coavtncs hep# this Week with large crowd of Delegates. SESSIONS HELD AT REPRESENTATIVES HAl.L IN STATE HOUSE. (Continued from last week.) On Thursday, Hon. W. L. Houston, N. G. M., who came direct from Vicksburg, Miss., was met at the Illinois Centra! station by the Odd Fellows’ band and the Grand Patriarchs com panies A and B of Chicago* En. tering carriages they were driv. en around the square in a body then to the Arion Hall. The program rendered on Thursday evening at the above named hall, was one of the finest wTe have heard on such an occa sion. Hon. B. F. Mosely, the erudite and versatile lawyer of Chicago, was master of ceremon ies Mr. Mosely is quite a talk er and is popular with the ladies. W T. Scott, editor of the Leader, and one of the men who organized the District Grand Lodge 2 years ago, reviewed the history of the Lodge and de 4. U ~ A. A. t_ , , unc wuik uune since that toat time is almost miracu lous. E. H. Morris, N. P. G. M. also made a few well chosen re marks along the historical work of the Lodge. The solos rendered by Arval Terrell, Mrs. Roie Hunt* r and little Miss Watsou, were superb ly tine. Mrs Hunter’s solo was considered extraordinarily good. Also Mr. Arval Terrell. Special comment is due Miss Watson, who is quite young and who promises to be a star prima donna If her talent is cultivat ed, she may become renowned. The competitive drill by Pat riarch companies was surpassing ly interesting. The judges reu dered their decision in favor of B company as did the general pub lic. The grand march was beauti ful and one set of dancing was enjoyed. Friday a session of the Grand Lodge and Patriarchs was held at the Slate House where W. L. Houston made a short address The parade reached the square at 12.30 enroute to the Fair Grounds where the picnic was field. The parade was headed by a squad of policemen and was beautiful. The evening service consisted of the installation of new officers for the ensuing year. B. F. Mosely, master of ceremo nies, Miss Nancy Brown, the sweet voiced singer of the state, rendered a solo. Hon E H. Morris of Chicago, pronounced the installation, after which one hour and half were given to dancing which closed oue of the finest sessions in the history of the lodge. All of the branches of the or der were represented. Colonel Radcliff was marshall of the day. A vote of thanks was tendered Sister Irene Camp for her excel lent work during her term of office also to Sister Minnie O. Quarles, The following officers were elected for the year: District M. N. G.—Sister No rah F. Taylor, Chicago District R. N. G.—Sister Nolal Sims, Brookport, 111. District Worthy Recorder— Sister M. Retta Davis, Spring field. District Worthy Treasurer— Sister Dora Jackson, Peoria. District Directoress—Afretter Miller, Cairo. Union Church Rally The mid summer rally at the Union Baptist church took place 1 last Sunday. Rev. Manuel preached a very good sermon after which the various compan ies brought forth their collec tions. Aftcr the general collec tion. the amount, total, was 1361 The rally will be conclud ed tomorrow. Help Yourselves. The Forum has secured Johrde Damon to assist, in collecting We hope the people will arrange to pay him on Mondays and Sat urdays. As We have often stat ed, the way ^ive to give sup port to your boys and girls is to support the enterprises trying to de business Johnie is a smart young man an(^ Verv industrious. So are MiSRes Snowden. Blanche Hoagland an^ Nannie Davis, the last two named live at Blooming ton and Petersburg respective!*', and work for the Forum. As soon as the business permits we hope to give each better places aQd better pay. Will you assist. I hope the Illinois Idea will say, if after seeing those gentle men and thev fail to give posi tions as asked of them for their support, put, up your own man and nominate him. Don’t, say that you will get out, and let the Caucasions go. Remember that politics is our weapon with which we keep safe our liberty to go to the ballot, and vote for our rights It is an every day affair here for the South leaders have lost out. Don’t let them go. They may want to go go. stay with them. Forty-thousand cuts a big hole if together. J. C. Sande-s, Oxford. Miss. Dr Dickerson, the able physi cian of Cairo, and Lawyer Rice of Mound City, were in the city this week and attended sessions of the Knights Templar conclave I That Excursion To Elkhart. Our aim is to make the Excur sion Outing to Elkhart one of the pleasant and most enjoy able events of the season, The arrangements will be made for an all day atf iir. and people who do not care to remain after night will have had a pleasant time before evening tide- Those who go later can remain until 11 or 12 o’clock. There will be no shortage of car service The features of the day will be: A program rendered, the complete ness of which will appear in the next edition. Speaking,3 o’clock a Base Ball Game between a picked team of fat and lean men; tncycle race, croquet, ladies’ base ball game, and general outing. The Old Folks Home and Am bidexter will be allowed to have refreshments and sell them with out any charges. For further information see Editor of Forum or Editor of Leader, and the big bills and cards. Bloomington New^. Mrs. B. Cisco has gone to oueiuyvme, iviu., tin a uusiue&sj trip. She will join Mrs. Ed An son at Palmyra, Mo., and aecom pany her home with the children Miss Victoria Fields will leave in a few days for Georgia to take charge of a school. Mr and Mrs. Caldwell are the guests of Mrs. Blanton last week Mr. and Mrs. Ellis. Mrs. Met lock and Misses Effie and Mar garet Hurley were late visitors of Mrs. Blauton. Mrs. Blanton, who has been indisposed, is reported much better. The Filathea members gave an in door picniclast Thursday after noon at the home of Miss Edna Stearles in honor of their club president; Miss Helen Green, who lately went to St Louis to open a Music Studio. A dainty repast was seraed and all had an enjoyable time, Misses Mable Hawkins and Edna Stearles are camping at Mackinaw Dells with Mr. and R«eves. MissCorina Johnson is visiting in Bloomington. Mrs- Win. Caldwell and daughter Galena are visiting in Vandalia, Mo. Little Randolph Stearles, who has been on the sick list, is some better. Rev. Fulghem of the Grace M. E. church, reports steady pro gress in the work in general at his church. Remember the great Labor Day ball September 2d at the Masonic hall. Petersburg News. Authur Miller of Mason City is attending the Chautauqua this week. Wesley Smith and son, Harri son of Lanesville, visited here Sunday. Archie and Alfred Vaughn of Lanesville are here visiting this week. Miss Bertha Smith of Spring field is visting her sister, Mrs. William Motley, this wTeek. Samuel Rainey visited in Pe kin last, week Mrs. Thomas Cross of Jackson ville is here visiting this week. Harry Donegan of Lincoln is attending the Chautauquf* this week. Clay Williams of Jacksonville visited here Sunday. Miss Marie Goinas of Spring field is home visiting. Mrs. Frank Penick and Geo. Vaughn have returned from In dianapolis. The Orpheus Jubilee Singers of Fiske University will give recuais at me uuauiauqua mis week. K. T. Elect Officers. Grand Commandery of 'Ilinois and Iowa and Juurlsdiction Will Moot Next Ysar in Chicago. The grand commandery of Illi nois and Iowa and juri sdiction, colored Knights Tempiar, ad. journed Thursday to meet next year in Chicago in the second week in August, to celebrate the silver Jubilee of the organization of the order. The following of ficers were elected: Right eminent grand comman der— J. W. Moore of Chicago Vice eminent deputy grand commander—O. A Ferguson of Chicago. Grand generalissimo—A. R. Lee of Champaign. Grand caplain general—L. W. Dickerson of Chicago. Grand prelate—A, Horn of Chicago. Grand Treasurer— H. E. Bur ris of Rock Island, 111. Grand rec irder—Dr. E. S, Dickerson of Cairo, 111. Grand serior warden—W. H. Hembard of Di s Moines, Iowa. Grand junior warden—J- W, McKnnney of Springfield, 111. Grand warder—E. T- Banks of Des Moines Iowa. Grand sword bearer—Captain C. L. Hun.t of Chicago. Grand standard'bearer—T. S. Donnagan of Springfield. III. Grand gua~d—George Augus j tus of Chicago.