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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL. 4. NO. 42~ SPRINGFIELD^ ILL.. SATURDAY, NOV. 30. 1907. 15c A MONTH Gk>v. Chas. S. Deneen. Who won his contention over Attorney-General Stead, avering that the Des Plaines river, is nav Igable—a shrewd constitution*^ lawyer and a man of rare intel lectual ability—is a formidable political factor. Excerpts From Carnegie's Speech At Edinburgh, Scotland, Recently. He speaks in highest terms of American colored people and shows, in a condense form, tne entire progress of the race in 40 <«years. Declares the Negro race has no conspirators nor ever were known to be disloyal. * Ignorance is the only foundation upon which dominion over others can, rest,” he declared. He declares that Negroes have more farm*, in Louisian a and Mississippi tnan white peop e, (but less acreage). His presentation of the colored people’s cause there iu Scotland, maybe sad tube the kindliest N and ilie fairest siuce the days of Sumner, Liucnln, Garrisou and ^ com pan v. Tne following are / some nf the thinsrs he so abiv and graciously said, for which we are most profoundly grateful: ‘‘The act. of bestowing the suf frage was the lesser of two evils. Only through Negroes was the general government enabled to maintain its sovereignty and en sure loyalty of congressional representation, thus securing constitutional government over the south No situation could be imagined more certain than this to drive further a part the two races, and to embitter the feelings of the southern whites against the col ored allies of their conquerers. • After a period of fifty years we are to inquire whether the Amer icau Negro has proved his capac ity to develop^artd improve. The increase iu population in tweuty years from 18*50 to 1900 was 2 259,995, equal to 34 3 per cent. Those residiug in cities show similar ambition to acquire real estate. Jackson, Mi&.'issipoi. for instance, is ownnd to ihe ex tent of one seventh by Ntgro**. who have two and a half n illio-v* of collars worth of taxable pro • erty. A statement is given fo” Richmond. Va., showing that there, as elsewhere, Negroes are enagged in every occupation and profession—ten lawyers, thirty ministers, three dentists, ten physicians, two photographers, schoolmasters, real estate deal ers, merchant tailors, jewelers, thirty-five dressmakers, four sav ing banks, four newspapers (weekly), four restaurant keep ers, sixteen stenographers, Gv ery field of human activity is represented. The first physician in Richmond to use a motor car v as a Negro* The resources of the First Colored People’s Bank are reported >>t $555,288, There are thirty-two Negro banks in the country. ” Woman’s Club Notes. The Philanthropic Section of the club met at the Lincoln Home Monday afternoon and was well attended by members of theciub and friends. A sumptuous djn ner was served to the inmates of the home; the same was highly enjoyed by them. The donations for the day were estimated a* tfH' Mrs Lizzie Taylor was chairm m of the committee that had charge of the dinner and wishes to thank all who contributed so liberally. Tbe following program was reo dered under the direction of Miss Eua Smith: S mg, club ode, prayer. Rev. Manuel, select reading. Miss Mary Maxwell, solo. Miss Ciara telackwell, paper, Miss Eda Smith, instrumental solo, Mis> Etta Brewn vocal solo, Mrs. Mauuel, recitation, Miss Claud Cnamp, paper, Mrs. Oliver. « Mrs. Wells of D ^ M nines, la., a Club worker of note, gave some encouraging remarks. Rev. Man uei aiso gave much praise and encouragement to me memuers of the club for their noole work. Owing to ihe illness of the chair, man of the Pniianthropic Sec tiou, she could not be present, and she was m ich missed by all The business meeting of the club will be held ai the resideuce of the president, Mrs. J C. McClain | Monday, Decemoer 2d. All are requested to be present Tne Home Culture Section will meet witn Mrs. C. H- Jones, 126 N. 14th street, the second Mon. day in D-cember. Mrs. C H. Morgan, chairmau. An enteriaiumeut for the bene fit of the piauo fund, will be held at the Home. Monday night, December 2d. A program will be rendered. All are invited to attend. Admission 10c.—Club Reporter. B. K. Bruce Lodge Pays Death Claim .B K. Bruce lodge No. 26, K. of P. of this city, has shown fly ins colors. She just paid to Mrs Cyrus Atkinson, widow of the late Cyrus Atkinson, a member of that lodge; during his life, the sum of $62 00. as a burial and sijic benefit. Mrs. Atkinson wil also receive $200, from the bene ficiary depart ment of the order Officials are to be cong ratulated for their p oinptness iu. settling thesec aims. Bloomington News. Mrs. J. Robit son of E. Wood street, is visitii g her brother, O Dav is, in Peoiia. She expects to he £»one unni Christmas. Roy Williams is at home from Chicago He has come to laki the law examination at Wesleyan. The services held at the Thiru Christian church Thanksgiving day, were conducted by Eldei Brown of the Union B.tpusi church —Muter Jordan Grigsb' and Wesley Metlock, spent Sun day at Holder.—Every body i should .thank their nnk-*r that they have been spared another year of their lives.—The uewly organized orchestra at the A. M. E church, will be quite a promi. nent *eature in the near future, Th * members are—F Wyche, E. McCieary. Carl St^arles. Loms MiCseary. and Mr. Neibors; Miss Wvche is pianist. Continue with your rehearsals.—Friedds have heard from Miss Ddla Blanton, wh » recently went to Musaogee, Indian Territory. Sue states tnat she is employed in a dr\ goods Store, We wish her all luck. On the Constitution. The constitutional amendments not be violated; every man shou d be allowed o free accj*s to the oallnt and allowed to exercise his G »d given or inalienable rights in the state wherein he shall re. side, white or colored. No law shall say certain races shall or certain races shall not vote in conformity with the con. stuution. Whether in a R-*pub lican or democratic primary, every tax payer, m tie citizen 21 years of age, is entitled to vot^ under the law of this nation Every man white or colored, has a right to be a representative in congress, in tne siaie legislature on the school boards or the jury or on the bench, etc We are enlit ed to be on juries, bo h grand and petit—we pay taxes. The colonists declared taxation without representation w,is unjust. Why is it not so yet? Let the national government see to it that every man be allow, ed his constitutional rights in the eutire ty, —J. C Sanders, Oxford, Miss. Miss Louise Wilson, of Cham paign, was a uisitor Thanksgiv. mg Day to her mother on So, 11. Mayor Roy R. Reece. Wlm is “delivering the goods’’ and is becoming conspicuous !or his good judgment and sane edlClS. Normal News Notes. Mrs. Scruggs and family of E Willow street have moved on E. Locust street.—P. C. Day receiv ed a box of blooming cotton sent by hisdaugh'er, Alvena, who lately went to Indian Territory for her health. The cotton was picked on the farm of her uncle, where it grows in abundance.— Lmle Gertrude Gaston enter'ain ad a number of he'1 friends Sun* d >y afternoon in honor of her fourteenth birthday.—Elder G. Brewer visited friends la-t week. — Miss Ruby L »cke has gone to Springfiod to spend a few days with her fri^jjd, Miss Willis, be fore goiug to Chicago. - m ■■■■ Attention! We have made streouous efforts to convince you that the people who advertise with us are preferable to trade with ttiau those whose ‘ads’ you never see. Now again, to the colored people who think we emplore. Suppose wh make Clarkson’s, Baumann Bios . our loaning druggists, Soi o 11 Bros . our headquarters for ■*hoe buying, E. & W and Peter Mvers, our ge it’s furnishers, and so on, picking out the people who advertise and mention the fact 'hit you do so because these firms recognize your worth, you will soon find colored clerks in some of the stores. If our preach, ers and men who call themselves politicians will do this, they Wilt see good results. For rent, 4 room house 1537 Ledlyavenue—apply at 1228 E. Jackson street. Thomas A. Porter of Chicago, was in the city this week.