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9 THE FORUM w
A weekly magazine paper detoted
!• the Interests of the whole people.
Entered as seoond-class matter, Feb
ruary 24, 1904, at the postoftice at
Springfield, 111., under the Act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
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One Year.11.60
One Month.16c
Per Copy. 6o
fifflCE: M5 1-2 lr Stott St. ftut Mali Ml
THE FORUM'S STAFF.
B. L. Rogers, Editor and Manager.
Will H. arbour, Associate Editor
and Secretary.
Thompson Bros., - Branch Office.
ham Ike friiler 115! Si. Ill &
EDITORIAL "
Saturday. Feb 8, 1908.
It seems that Shurtleff ought
to acquit-see, siucei though he
fought ‘•valiantly and vehement
ly,” to defeat the plurality Pri
mary Bill, but in vain. We are
all willing to try the primary law
Mr. Shurtleff to the contrary not
withstanding.
The p jet Longfellow said,
“The eye of age looks meek into
my heart! The voice of age
echoes mournfully through it'
The hoary head and palsied hand
of age plead irresistibly for its
sympathies! I vmerate old age,
and I love not the man who can
look without emotion upon the
sunset of life, when the du>k of
evening begins to gather over
the watery eyes, and the shadows
of twilight grow broader and
deeper upon the understanding.
—National Baptist Union.
In Boley, Oklahoma, and with
in a small radius are 4 000 inhab.
itants, all C Gored except two
lamilies. They have twu cotton
gins, three Negro d ctors, two
drug stores, forty stores of all i
kinds, two jewelry stores, post- I
mistress, i m ee noieis, many res
taurants. a railroad ticket agent,
telegraph operator, and are
building a telephone system and
ice factory. No gimbling (Lens
and the Colored people own all
the land and run the business.—
St. Louis Advance.
The ediior of this paper be
lieves it would be a sate and
profitable investment to our
people to buy in Oklahoma.
Lincoln’s Birthday.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, marks!
the 99.h anniversary of Abraham
Lincoln. He was born Feb. 12.
1809, in a log cabin, in a bac't
woods county in the state of Ken
tucky. No one at that time could
hardly imagine that there was
b )rn a great saviour, a states
man—the leader—emancipator of
an enslaved people. His history
is too well known for repetition.
Here in Springfield he reached
the apex of his glory, and here
he immortalized his name—here
cm be found all the vanished
joys of life—here stands his
memorable homestead*, here is his
imposing tomb—a grand testi.
mouial of a well spent life—be
hold the magnificence of same!
’Tis him, but living him no
more! Shunleff,
Presidential
Candidates.
We hope the colored people
will act sanely in declaring for
candidates for the presidency.
Many of them are too puerile in
politics. They came out six
months ago against Taft, and
now many of them are saying
get in the Taft band wagon, be
cause Taft stands the best chance.
This is not virility but puerility.
Be magnanimous—if you believe
Foraker is a deserving man and
deserves the reciprocity of the
colored people, mostly at least,
stand for him until he goes up or
down at the convention at Chica
go—then go for the next best
man In that great galaxy of
statesmen none shine more bril
liantly on the horizon than For
aker and Hughes and The Forum
f tands out boldly and asks that
Foraker or Hughes be the slogan.
i
Local Option. ,
It is now apparent that whisky
will have one of the hardest
tights it ever before met in
Springfield As time passes the
people seem ever ready to sup
port local option. We hardly be
lieve, however, that pressure
can be sufficient to makethe city
dry at this spring’s election, but
it must be admitted that before
this time 1909, unless sentiment
changes that local option will
win. But even if it does not win
the “antis” have caused a great
change along many liues and sa
loons are conducted more order
ly and closing at 12 Saturday
nights until 5 a. m. Monday
mornings. If the whisky men
accept some proposition along
this line as a compromise, there
is more hope for their future
than to remain obstinate and not
contend for ‘‘all or nothing,”
else they may get the latter.
Children in
The High School
It is almost phenomenal to see
young boys and girls in the high
school at the tender age of 12 and
13 years of age, and by the time
they have reached 16 or 17, hav
ing mastered the curriculum,
such as our high schools afford,
geometry, rhetoric, English lit.
erature, chemistry, physics, etc.,
and we advise that they be en.
couraged and given assurance
that work compatible to such
sciiooling will be obtainable.
But teach them to learn to be
creators of work or jobs. This
will cause more of them not to
quit in their second and third
years. If you think your child
can or will make a doctor or law
yer or minister, advise and teach
them the absolute necessity of
finishing and taking a college or
university course The trades
must also be encouraged from
cooking and sewing, to electric
and civil engineering.
Let us encourage the ward
school children to not stop, never
tell them there is no use going
higher. All cannot go through
high school, environments too
often preventing, but whenever
the possible opportunity is, let
| them go.
Opportunities will present
j themselves—true many of us
have hard times and go through
trying and aim )st unbear able or.
deals, but such is the road to suc
cess and fame.
Let the slogan be—on to the
high school and college.
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First class accommodations
Regular meals at regular meal
hours.
206 North 14 St.
Njw Telephone, 1478.
H. TUOKER, Proprietor.
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lead trump to you?
The
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For clubs, socials, ect., when mat
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