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“Be ye doers and not sayers only/'_ Vo. 5, No77 SPRING-FIED, ILL., SATURDAY^ APR. 4, 1908. 15C A MONTB^ Andrew Oarnegie On The Negro. Home is the cradle of the vir tues. Man is not quite up to the standard until he can say proud ly to himself: “This is my own my precious home,” and if he be able to add “and all paid for,” so much the bett9r. He has given the best proof possible of his good citizen, ship. This is our bulwark in America against revolutionary ui aui>iaiiiobiw> lucaio uu ijuaiuj millions own their homes that they control political action. The right of private property is sacred. Individualism rules in the republic. The Negro has not overlookt the Press as an essential elemeut of modern progress. Several attempts were made to establish newspapers prior to 1847. In later years, however, many have become successful. The news, paper directory for 1905 gives 140 publications of every class publisht by negroes, but it is said to be incomplete. There are six negro magazines, two of these quarterly, denominational publications, four being monthly and undenominational. Most of the newspapers are devoted to local affairs and of little general interest, but some twenty five publisht by negroes in different sections of the country are said to be really creditable to the profession of journalism.” Woman’s Club Notes. The regular monthly meeting of the qlub will be held at the residence of Mrs. Julia Duncan, 312 N. 13th street, Monday after, noon, April 6, at 2:30. AH the members are requested to be present. The Home Culture Section un der the chairmanship of Mrs. C.‘ H. Morgan, will be entertained on the 13, by Mrs. Thos. Gaines. The spelling match which was to come off at Pleasant Grove Baptist church on the 30, owing to the inclement weather was de. ferred until a later date. This entertainment is to be given un. der the management of Mrs. R. Hunter. The True Reformers The progress which is making by the True Reformers here, is very gratifying indeed. This is the best and strongest organiza. tion among colored people, with headquarters at Richmond, Va , and local branch fountains over the entire United States. The persons composing the organiza tion here are some of our best people, and the first fountain will soon be perfected. Rev. S, C Manuel is president, Miss Eva Wilson, secretary and E. L. Rog ers, treasure. The Cantata, “King Saul” at Arion Hall The ladies in charge of th can tata to be presented at Arion Hall, during this month, are at work arduously, to make this play surpass the high class ren dition of the ‘‘Queen Esther,” presented last year. It promis es to be the finest thing of the season, (also for charity) as was the one presented last year. These ladies work gratuitously and arduous for the Home, and solicit a large house, which is more than probable. Last year $148 was cleared and given Over to the Home# % Rhinehart Building Beautiful Flats 'Elmer Rhinehart. the master mecnauic, is erecting a trie ui beautiful flats on North 11th St., between Jefferson and Madison. The flats will be modern and for rent. We are glad to see it. The Alderman ot the Sixth Ward. The colored people’s attention is called to the importance of electiug a Republican in that ward. Mr. Arrowsmith desires to improve the ward. We have never had a Republican in that ward for a time. The ward needs a young vigorous man who will look after the interest of the ward. He is an union man, and regarded high among all the best people. The way to get good men in office and conse nnonflu racnlfc ic to olanf. fViom when they apply for office. Mr. Arrowsmith does not promise to revolutionize things, but simply avers that he will see that, that ward gets its rights in the way of appropriations for needed im provements and so forth. A vote for him is a Republican vote and a right vote. Oharle* F. Butz nan, Jr. Charles P. Butzman, Jr., can didate for alderman in the first ward, was born and reared in that ward and is a staunch Re publican. He is t'he regular nominee on the ticket against whom no one has a grivance. We advise the party vote for him to be solid or nearly so. The only way you can maintain a Re. publican majority in'the council, is to support the candidates on the ticket. The colored people had no man this year and will therefore vote for the regular Republican candidate, Charles P. Butzman. He says he will use efforts and vote for tne improve ment of the first ward and you all know the ward needs im provements, many and varied— therefore we endorse Mr. Butz. man, and ask the Republican constituency for their undivided suffrage. Frank R. Simmons, Jr. Frank R. Simmons, Jr., is a candidate for assistant supervi sor and takes this course in ap pealing to his many friends for support, and notifying them of the fact. He is a well known young man, being engaged in the book store business with his father. Everyone knows that colored people are given a square deal at Simmons’ being employ ed there in various capacities. This young man has made a good supervisor and is asking for the suffrage of his constitu ents on his merits, assuring them that he shall be pleased to vote for a betterment of the county at all times. He is a man of pleasing dispo sition and before ran ahead of the ticket. There is not a firm in town dealintr more nearlv on the square than the Simmons’ book store. Mester for Super visor-at-Large. In presenting the name of Henry Mester for supervisor at large,1, tho Republicans have chosen one of the best men in the county. The office is an im. portant one and calls for men of his calibre. The colored vote will.no doubt, as it should, go solid for him for they know him to be a true man—a man who helped many of them when the opportunity presented itself. Many of them* remember when hs was engaged in the brickmak mg busiuess he gave the color ed people a square deal—gave fhem work, that is what counts. On this plea we ask a solid color. ed Republican vote for him, es pecially, There are many ways he can again give work and oth er aid to the people who need it. So here is your opportunity to return a favor and help yourself. Bloomington. Mrs. Moore of W. Mill St. is improving slowly—Mrs. Delia Savage is some better—Mrs R. Calhoun spent Thursday in El. paso—Elde" G. Brown preached the Blue Riboon club’s sermon at the a M, E. church Wednesday evening.—-The Stearles Band rendered appropriate music—Mr Chas. Shirley was confined to his bed Wednesday with Lagrip pe—Earnest Cain >un spent Sun day in Holder-rThe Malory Brs. of Jackeonville were in tVie city this week singing for political meetings—Mr. Jack Hawkins h is returned to the city—J Waldrge and wife have returned to their home in Holder, having speut the winter in Cincinati.—Chas Anderson in the city—Richard Bowan has returned to the city —Mrs. A- moss has returned to Bloomington after a brief stay in Champaign. Her husbaud will follow her Easter. St. Paul sewing uircie: The. Sewing Circle was de lightfully entertained by Mrs. Solomou White on Thursday afternoon. A large number was present and much work was ac. complished. The ladies are working strenuously for the suc cess of their fair Easter week. The circle will be entertained next week by Mr. Barney Clem, 900 S. College street. It is hop ed that all friends will help the ladies in their great effort. Quincy News. Capt. Fred Ball left this week for North Dakota where he will remain during the summer. Rev. Cromwell of Jacksonville filled the pulpit of the Elm St., Baptist church nigdt and morn ing Sunday. Miss Johnson of Memphis, Mo. after spending a few day in the city, the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. Johnson, has returned to her home. Eev. Wilson is carrying on a great work. The Mission Circle of the Ufl ion Baptist church are doing a good work under the leadership of Mrs. Dyson, A Decaturite Tells of Local Option And the Negro in Decatur—The Argument is Reasonable. The Local Option campaign is all the go. Some Negroes are making fools of themselves and the white man is getting the money and telling the Negro to vote from a religious and moral standpoint, and some of the same men will n<H serve and wait on Negroes. Dr. E. T. Evens who absolutely refused to pull or work upon a Negro's tooth had the nerve to come into a Negro church last Sunday and tell the people what their duty was, and what they should do. Negroes nu7n.Lr« vrmr spn«p nf rlutv am! study the situation and when you have done so, what will the local option profit the Negro? Then you might ask what will they lose? First, I will say their em - plo* ment; second, the white man will not give them jobs in their stores and factories and the saloon work the Negro is the best he can do. Then the thing for you to do is to get together by combination, construction and cooperation and open up avenues for the Negro men and women and when you have done such, you wdl not say that the Negro works at a saloon from a choice of labor, but simply the best thing he can do and until you do that you haveano right to kick Presiding Elder Cottman has been quite ill the past week, but we are glad to know that he is much improved at this writing. Mrs. Daisy White is slightly improved at this writing.