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_ “Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VO. 5, NO. 9 SPRING-FIED, ILL., - SATURDAY, APR.181, 1908. 15C A MONTH. Deneen Replies to Yates: At Vandalia. this week, Governor Deneen, reopened his campaign in a remarkably temperate mood, refuted the charges made against him by tiie Ex Gov. and declared that Mr. Yates’ asseriions or charges are inconsistent He showed by figures and facts, the receipts an1 expenditures of the stato and ask:d his gubernatorial oponent specify what items, receipts or ex penditures to which he (Yates) de sires rectified. Deneen is an able man and a shrewd competitor, here Greek has met Greek. Quincy, 111., News, The A. M, E church revival closed Monday night with a great ‘■T f ' > ..4- '__ . r rv ^ * V/ MO U mu V Y 111 V/ 1 1 11 111 TJ yj members marched in singing * •! want to be a soldier,’ the fruits of the meeting. Flev. Sydes, pastor of the church feels very happy over the success. Rev. Giles the presiding elder of this district is in the city, lie held quarterly meeting at the Methodist church. E. L Howard and wife left Monday for Keokuk, Iowa after spending a week here in the in. terest of the Colored American Magazine. A gieat rally is expected at the TP , n> „ „, ;. „u.u a_;i on 1908 at, which time the debt, will b ; w i e 1 out Mrs. L. Johnson who has beeu in the hospital for some time will be able to return home next week Rev Buckley of Keokuk was in the city the guest of his relatives Rev. T. L. Smith and wife. The funeral of Mrs. S. Holder was held at the A. M. E. church Monday, Rev. Sydes officiated The deceased was a faithful wife and was well spoken of by her friends and neighbors. Oarlock’s Big Sale. Your sppcial attention is called to Oarlock's Big Sale, explained in a page ‘‘Ad” in this paper. We make a special plea to our readers to go'there and give your trade. The goods are of the high est quality—you do not want “shoddy stuff,’’ that he does not keep. Quality considered, he is selling at prices that will make you marvel. As we have said before and in another column, if you will only patronize those peo pie who advertise, you help us and even yourself. Surely you have no objection to helping your self. Try him and every one who does not help himself and us, we will make a pres mt of a $100 bill How many of you see the logic in what we say and will act in ac cordance thereto? Editor Hughes Endorsed. Gov- Chas. E. Hughes of New York was endorsed by that state last week for President of the U. S. Several attempts to thwart the endorsement proved futile. Massachusetts sends uninstruct ed delegation, but in the conven. tion assembled praised the Na tioual Administration and flung a bouquet at Taft. Jacksonville Items, The Ladies Art Club w’as post poned and will hold their meet ing this week at the home of Mrs Martha Wilson in honor of Mrs. Eugene Hayden’s mother, The woman’s Club was enter tained be Mrs. L. Postly at their club room. After the transaction of usual business a dainty repast was served. They are plauning for a reception April 29. C. Ellias Winston spoke at Central Christian Church this week. A fair siz 'd audience was present was present so hear him fpeaiv in me'merest or tne units turn Industrial and Business In SLitute of which he is principal. Ordinance for $1,COO License Alderman Newman of the 4th ward; re.introduced iiis $1,000 license fee before the city council last Monday, and many other moves were made regulating the operation of saloons. The Sun. day closing is again up. and is but the enforcement of the statu ary requirements. Mayor Reece will do himself good by acceding to law and enforcing Sunday closing. Bloomington News Sunday was quarterly meeting day at the A. M. E. Church—Elder Geo. Hoagiand entertained the members of the colored Ministerial Association Monc’ay morning at a dinner, Busi dess was transacted in the forenoon. Those present were, Eider Johnson of A. M. E.. presiding elder Colt man of Springfield, Elder Herd of Normal Bethel church, elder Brown of Union, Baptist, elder Hall of Mt, Pisgah, elder S Cheers of E. St. Louis, mis sionary of the Wood River Baptist Association and elder .1. Jack—Last Thursday evening occured the death of Mrs. Price of N. East St. The deceased was only ill a week or so and her death was quite a shock to her friends. The body was taken to Rock Island where her relatives live uccoB panied by Mr. Price and son, Harry—Miss Lillian Calhoun who was ill the early part of the week is much better. — Mrs. Delia Savage is much better. —Mrs. Wm. Caldwell is very ill at this writing —Mrs. A. Stavenson is able to be up —Mrs. M. Hauler who .had the misfortune to sprain her ankle is much better.— Mrs. Wright of Stillwell St. is im proving.— Mr. Bibbs has returned to New York City —Mrs. Llowena Wat son does not improve as well as friends would like for her to.—Sun day was rally day at Union Baptist church.—I. Witherspoon of E. Mar ket St., who has been ill is some bet ter.—When you have news please call 860L. — Elder Geo. Hoagland will fill the pulpit of the Christian church at I , Dobden Sunday. ej. vv. w neeier or 11^ s. 11 st. was called to Missouri this week to attend the funeral of a sister. Mr.Ben Rich. Mr- Ben Rich, our present Re corder is truly a deserving pub lic officer. He has held and con. ducted the affairs of that imper tant office so well thal no opposi tion is liable to coma against him for renomination. The office is the key to our city’, possession aud Mr. Rich always has the keys where they can be found' He will qe a candidrte for renom inatiod before the primaries Aug 8. and let us uniie on him for the place. He only asks his constit uepts to refer to his record when over a consideration is in mind as to his fitness, faithfulness and courtesies. Hon. Andrew Russel P-; se of Jacksonville, III. The Republican candidate for State Treasurer, who, it seems, may i. have opposition in the Primaries, which attests his undaunted popu- j larity. Ool. A. O. Matthews of Pittsfield ——-3 For Lieutenant-Governor The above is tlie likeness of Col. Matthews, a Veteran of the Civil War. One among that host that marched over hill and vale, bearing the guns and cannons, fighting, yea, and dying for the perpetuity of the the republic. These men who stood as sentinels, guarding the future destiny of this nation can not be too highly honored. The Forum asks of vntpra rif thisi et.nto to mabo tl>o anV,_ ject of this sketch Lieutenant Gov ernor for tiie good that lie lias done. Mrs. Sam Williams of Mon mouth, III., has joined her hus baud here and their temporary abode is in apartments in the Am bidexter buildings. Remember on the 30 of this month at Arion Hall, the cantata King Saul, which promises to be the most classic presentation that we have had in the city for some time, eveu surpassing the Queen Esther of last year, Jet your seats in advance. The Easter exercises o.fSt. Paul’s A. M. E. Sunday School will begin at 2 o’clock owing to the Knights sermon. Mrs. Harriet Jenkfns Dies in Pittsfeld. Harriet Hamnn was born in Virginia in 1821. and died at the home of her daughter in Pitts field, March 25. '08. She was united in marriage with Isaac Jenkins during the civil war. She was the moth* r of thirteeu children, two of whom survive her, Mrs Eliza Barbour of Fitts, field and Charles Jenkins of Chicago; a brother, Alfred Fore man of Chicago, one sister, Mrs. Malinda Smith of La Grange, Mo., and two grandsons to mourn their loss Mrs. Jenkins united with the church when a girl and lived a consistent Christian life and died iu the triumph of faith. The funeral services were held at the A, M E. church at Pitts, field on Tuesday. March 27. con ducted by Rev. Giles of Quincy, and Rev. Sandy Osborne, the local pastor, after which the re. ^ains were laid to rest in the \Vest Cemetery to await the final judgment day.