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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” Vo. 5, NO. 6 SPRING-FIED, ILL.. SATURDAY. MAR. 28. 1908. ~l50 A MONTH Decatur News. Decatur is yet alive and plenty of money seems to be in circula tion. * , Rev. W. L. Anderson, the de puty general and Mrs. Lou Lee Young, the Rosebud lecturer of the Western Grand Division, left Decatur for Indianapolis, last Friday,' after spending several days here in the interest of the True Reformers. While here they established new work in the following cities; Springfield, T : ... 1. _ l n ik. • m i A-J 1 1 11 OllU V; 11 dlli ^ cl I ^ L. . J. lit; new work is-progressing nicely. Antioch Baptist church is car rying on a revival this week and is having fine meeting conducted by ihe pastor, Rev. J. A. Crock, ett. Rev. S. B. Jones just closed his third quarter last Sunday, raising $650 during the quarter. Dr. E. T. Cottman was present and preached at the morning and evening services, and the col. lection for the day was $54.00. The Jolly Twelve gave a house party in honor of Miss Calla Mitchell’s birthday, Friday, March 20, at the home of Miss! Mitchell, a member of the club. J The following persons were present; Misses Ida White, Nellie Mont gomery, Alice Johnson, Lizzie Slaughter. Willie Pearsell, Eva and Cora Page, Margurite Hurly, Edna Clanton, Gussie and Ethel ^aiuweu. jonn onarp ana wire, Charles Brown* r and wife, and Messrs. Fred McGregory, Benj. Kogan, Leonaid Page, Robert Lindsey, Harvey Watkins and Albert Montgomery and wife. Refreshments were served at 12 o'clock which consisted of chicken salad, pickles, white and brown sandwiches, coffee and ice cream in club colors. The affair proved to be one of the finest house parties ever given in De catur. It is hoped that one just like it will be given each mouth. Mrs. C P. Ganaway was cal led to Chicago last week to the bedside of her daughter who is better at this writing: Joseph Mot ey of Lincolu, is in Decvtur to live, He is stop ping with his brother on Spring avenue. Miss Guscie Caldwell served at her home, 312 S. Broadway, a four course dinner last Sunday, in honor of Mrs. Necil Johnson’s birthday, the following guests were present—Miss Calla Mitch, ell, David Hunt and H rvey Wat kins. Mi's. Mary Boyd is reported on the sick list this week. D. W. McMarray has been confined to his bedf^ several vveeks with lagjippe. Dr. C. H. Jones of Springfield, was in our city last week on bus ness. The ball given by Gus Smith last Friday, was a fine affair and everything was carried out or derly and there were many out of town guests present. George Carter sold to Shedrick Kemp last week, a horse for $250 Alex White went to St. Louis this week on business. George McKinney is enjoying this tine weather by riding about in that buggy with the horse attached which cost $350. Capt. Crawford and wife will take a trip to Jacksonville soon to be the guests of the Mallory Bros, and relatives. Rev. s. B. Jones and wife will give a sock social at Union Hall. 124 E. Wood street, Tuesday evening, March 31, for the bene tit of the trustee board. Keen vour eves onen if von want to see John Harper on Spring avenue. The Baptist church has reor ganized its choir with sixteen voices. Mrs. Catherine Stokes is the leader. William Waters made a visit to Mound, Illinois, to look after hisj property and other business. He returned Wednesday. Rev. Manuel is pushing the True Reformers in Springfield. He reports 41 members in the new club organized by H. A. Watkins, district deputy, on the 19th of March: Delegates to the State Conventions. The following well known gen. tlemen were conspicuous at the State Convention here this week: C C. Wilson, Rev. Head, Cairo; Mr. Reed, of Pulaski county, R A. Byrd and John Mosby, Adams county, rnomas Warrick, Alex, ander county, William Carisler, Sangamon, and Mr. Bailey, Wm.’ L. Jones, Edward D. Green, Col. John R. Marshall, Jesse Haw. kins, Rev. Jordan Chavis, Cook county. These are the political powers in Illinois. There were others conspicuous whom we did not meet. - . j Federation Board, The Executive iBoard of the Woman’s Federation of clubs, convened in this city, Thursday, March 26, at St. John's A- M. E. church. A large delegation was in attendance, Delegates from Chicago, Peoria Jacksonville, Bloomington, Danville and this city were present A very success ful and interesting session was held. Mrs. L, A. Davis, past Na tional organizer, of the Federa tion, was in attendance. Misses Emma and Jessie Smith, Mrs. Cisco, from Bloomington, and many others. Mite Missionary. The Mite Missionery Society of St. Paul church met at the res idence of Mrs. Laura Savage, last Friday, a large number ware present. At the close of the ses sion the hostess served a dainty lunch. Those who were solicit ing for the society made their re ports and were awarded prizes. Mrs. Martin, $21.00, she recei ved a beautiful pansy sofa pillow, Miss Daisy Donaldson|$l7.20 and received a pretty daisy pillow, Miss Mattie Willis $15.50 and will receive a pretty pillow- Miss Ma ry Maxwell reported 1.25, “EAST LYNNE.*’ That highly cultured and re fined dr ama of five acts at Zion Baptist church last Wednesday, was a creditable production, and each participant rendering his and her part well. It ranks with the best we have had for some time. Mrs. L. E. Barksdale is due special credit. ^uaitionai j-.ocais. Colored boy wanted to work ! around house, Apply at 3054 j South Sixth Street. We acknowledge receipt of a beautifully illustrated magazine, “Arbor and Birdday,” and pam- i phlet of Lincoln and Douglas’ debates, from Supt. of Public i Instruction Blair which we high ly prize. The people here will be sorry to learn that J, L. Brown of Cai ro, III., is dead The collector for this paper is expected to be in Alton and Up per Alton next week The Enterprise Building and Loan Association is doing a flour ishing business. The people rallied to the call of LUe True Reformers, about 30 have signed their names to be come members. Wm, Woods was in Decatur Sunday. mere is no color line in tne lo cal option tight. St. Paul church will have their tirst rally in J une. Prank Carbellion of Macupon Co. was in the city this week, feeling intuitively that Yates will get the nomination, Alexander’s magazine for Mar. is a hummer. The cruel tire tieud visited our city last Thursday and took away our most highly prized and fam ed Lelaud hotel. Quincy and Jacksonville, too late, get matter in Wednesday. Bloomington News Items. Mrs. We, Caldwell is improv. ing.—Mrs. Delia Savage was con lined to her bed this week—Mrs. Wright of 1010 Stillwell street is is ill.—Mrs. Wilson of B. Monroe street, entertained a number of ladies at supper Tuesday even ing.—The sacred concert given by the choir of 3rd Christian church was quite a succes, real, izing $10.23 to be invested in books for the church-—Elder G Hoagland spent Sunday in Rock ford.—The members of Mt. Pis gah are organizing a juvenile choir which will be of good ser vice to the church.—The young people of the 3rd Christian chur. have organized a C E. society. Delegate at large to the Na ional Republican Convention. rhe State Convent ion The Republican State Conven ion held here this week was a ;ame affair, the power having oeen taken from this once poten. dal body. The usual custom, however, was gone through to some extent. Mr. Buckingham of Vermillion county, was chair, man and paid a glowing tribute to Joseph G. Cannon. Congress man Routed of the Ninth District made a long speech, paying a high tribute to Cannon, and the national administration. The Convention endorsed the nation ad and state administrations and recommended a revision of the tariff law. Hon. John J. Brown. One of the Republican candi dates for Secretary of State. Mr. Brown was at the Lei and this week meeting his friends, and is a very jovial man.