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THE FORUM “Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VOL- 4. NoT43. SPRINGFIELD. ILL., SATURDAY, DEC. 7. 1907. 15C A MONTH Deneen Opens Campaign at Metropolis. Governor Charles Deneen on ened his campaign for re.nonaina tion for governor last Tvesday at historic Metropolis. He is a Na poleon and the conorts of Shurt letf, McEwen, will be made ‘reel’ before his indonniable courage. Hisdtinerary, follows: Tuesday at 10 a. m. at Metrop. olis; at 3.15 a. m. at Golconda, at 8 p. tn. at Elizabethtown. Wednesday at 10 a. m. at Shawneetown. at 3.15 p. m. at Harrisburg, at 8 p tn. Vienna. Thursday at 11 a. m. at Mound City, at 4 p m. at Anna, at 8 p m. at Cairo. Eriday at 11.55 a. in. at Flora, at 3.15 p. m. at Lawrence, at 8 p. m. at Olne.y Saturday at 0.30 a. m. at West Salem, at 12 noon at Mt. Carmel, at 3.15 p. m. at Fairfield, at 8 p. m. at McLeansbo or Casmi. Petersburg News. Mrs. Frank Penick lias return ed from her visit in Decatur. Mrs. Charles Gaines visited in Jacksonville, last Thursday. William B. Penick visited in Springfield, Thanksgiving. Miss Ida Vaughn was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Sylvester Penick of Tallula, Thursday. Mrs. Samuel Harris and son Herbert, have returned from their visit in Jacksonville. Mrs. Louise Wright of Jack sonville, is here visiting rela tives. Miss Mollie Flowers and Benj. Avington were married at the home of the bride, Sunday even ing, Justice Estill. There were many present to witness the ce remony. Bradley May Be United States Senator from Kentucky, to succeed Gov. Beck ham. Bx.Gov. Bradley is one of the staunchest Republicans of the “Blue grass state'’ and is considered a very able man. If Bradley wins. *‘old Keutuck” will have been almost entirely revolutionized. Beckham is to be cast out forever, it seems. Cannon Again Chosen Sneaker. Hon. Joseph G, Cannon has again been chosen Speaker of the national house of representatives by acclamation. John Sharp Williams is the minority leader. Mr. Cannon has served four four years and is considered the ablest leader of that august body since the days of Thomas B. Reed of Maine, a man of few equals in the house, Mr. Can non is a diplomat of the old school and a humorist of marked ability. Mrs. Bradley Acquitted. A jury of twelve men acquitted Mrs. Bradley, charged with mur der in the first, degree of Sena, tor Brown of Utah, about a year ago at Washington, D C. The jury has been secured in the Caleb Powers’ case and the trial is going on at Georgetown, Ky. Remarkable Progress Ail the colored churches in Springfield, are progr ssing finely, to the credit of the mem. bers and the pastors, respective ly. It is a good sign that har mony is prevailing and that we have good men as preachers. We are glad to see it. We desire in particular,! to congratulate St. Paul and Union churches. These are the two largest churches whose congregations are large. Prom a moral and spiritual standpoint, there is a visible improvement; from a tin ancial standpoint, there are marked improvements, and these churches will soon be clear of debt. Union will be free in a few months, St. Paul had two tires close in succession, and en tailed a large expense equipping the finest church edifice for col ored people in central Illinois. | she too. will, if the present her. culean workers continue, be cut of debt in a year or a year and one half, St. John is out of debt, and the other churches do not owe large amounts, if auything. Woman’s Club Notes. The L. C. Home Board held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at the home. The attendance was good and considerable business of impor tance was transacted by the members. The matter of dis. tributing sacks in severl homes of our citizens in order that each home in order that each one could donate something to the Lincoln Colored Home in the line of eatables or clothing as a Christmas donations to the needy A certain section of the city will be canvassed, only at this time. We hope to get these sacks in the homes not later than the 12, or 14, of this month; in order that we may call for them the 21 or 23, of December. We were very glad to have our cheerful friend. Mrs. Susan Lawrence Dana, with us again after an ex tended visit of more than five months abroad Also to have Mrs. Julia Duncan present alter a serious illness of more than two weeks. By the assistance of our friends we are gradually cancelling our great bill of cur rent expenses. We hope by the first of January, that we may be entirely free from debt. . The following donations of money were turned over at this writing: iHleasant Grove Baptist r»Vni .& 1 Union Baptist church. 2.00 Colored Elks. 5 75 Samuel Fisher. 1.00 Mrs. Alice White. ••• .25 Frank Coieman. 1 00 John Brown.2.00 Total.$13-50 In behalf of the tnembeas of Home Board, we heartily thank you for these needed sums. We also extend a vote of thanks to Mrs. F. W. Tracy and the Mary Lawrence Circle for the Thanks, givining donations.—J C. Mc Clain; Secretary L. C. H. Board. Colored People to Open Hotel. The leading colored people of Chicago are interested in a plan to open a first class hotel in lhat city, allowing the public to take out shares. We are glad to see our people turning for the better along commercial lines. Additional Locals. Attend church to morrow. Much improvement is seen over our streets after the police regulations. Mayor Reece, Chief Seago, Robert Goodwin, et al, were in Chicago this week ou official business. Agents are requested to make their report at least twice a month and get their news matter in this office not later than Thurs day morning, 1st mail. Alss say as little as possible about one person or thing so you can have a diversiged letter with the en. croachment on our “precious’’ space. Address your news to the Forum. Reece G-ives Cordial Reception ! f--' " ....- "" ..-1 The committee to ask the may or to suppress the Clansman, to be produced here to-night, called on Mayor Reece at 11 o'clock yesterday—he gave a cordial hearing, and insured the petition ers that he would do whatever he could in the matter, assurihg them that he recognized the rights of all and that he would lend his moral support against |anything not compatible with the , welfare of all. Let us start the Culture Club at Masonic hall. The Crispus Attucks Club will give a banquet on the 17, at Neal & Brown’s restaurant. Misses Ada Hinton and Cora Hubbard, attended the Thanks giving ball in Bloomington. While there, they were the guests of Mrs. Charles Lewis. They returned Monday and re port having enjoyed a pleasant lime. The Social Sunlight Circle will give an evening in Germantown at the residence of Mis Tucker, 206 N. 14th street, Wednesday, Dec 11. A full Dutch lunch will be served for 15c. The pub lic is cordially invited. The ladies will be gowned in full Dutch cos. tumes. Ail parties having matter de sirous of getting in Xmas Num ber will piease get same to this office by Dec, 16. Parties out of city will send money with their ads or write ups to ;nsure the publication of same. See your agent for particulars. Mgr. j Mrs. J. C. McClain, Grand Secretary of the Grand Court of the Heroines of Jericho, will soon have the Grand proceedings out; they are complete Hamann, the printer, promises to give entire satisfaction this year. Mr. Hamann is the only white printer in the city who employs colored help.