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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” VO- 5. NO, 10 SPRING-FIED, ILL., SATURDAyT APR. 25.1908. 15C A MONThT” Col. A. C, Matthews Our candidate for lieutenant governor; a staunch republican and a veteran of the civil war, who fought for the perpetuity of the republic. Decatur News. W. H. Robinson, who has been cooking at the Wabash for some time has accepted a position at JVlonticello. Dr. Ganaway is making im. provements on his property on S. Broadway. The Odd Fellows’ annual ser. mon will be preached at the Methodist church the secoud Sunday in May. The M. of P. annual sermon will be preached the first Sunday in May at the Methodist church. Dr. H. C. Ganaway spent three days in Chicago last week on business. The Baptist church gave a Widows’ Convention at Union Hall last week. The affair was conducted by Mrs. Anna Stokes and was a success in every way. St. Peters A. M. E., church made great preparations for Eas ter and the day proved to be one of the greatest ever celebrated in Decatur. The choir had charge of the eveuing program which was fine. Mrs. L. P. Quinn who went to m /-v... _ r „ _ a. ! *>*'-' ** W 1 ICUIUO, jL-JC*, f O V 111 KZ L I me 1 ago, on her return, stopped over a week in Decatur with Mrs. Anna Stokes of E. Wood street. She left last week for Fairfield, Iowa. The Decatur agent failed to get a letter in the last two weeks on account of sickness. Ben Rogan spent Sunday in Springfield. Miss Lee of Springfield, spent Sunday in Decatur, the guest of friends. Notice. We desire you to read The Fo. ruin—don’t be afraid to subscribe —auytime you are out of work we will wait on you until you get work. All we ask is for you to do your best and when you get money don’t forget us and also go to the people who advertise and do your buying. The Forum will be sent free on trial two weeks to anyone so desiring. Quincy News. Elm Street baptist Sunday school is moving along tine under the superintendency of Inman Foster The Easter program was carried out and the collection was good. The program was arranged by Mrs Green Johnson. The Art Club igave a fair Thurs day and Faiday nights. A neat sum was realized. A Republican club has been organ ized of which Prof J. W. Tutt was; elected president and R. White, vice pieniueiiu, axi. oiiumtuvei was uiauc secretary. Gapt. R. A. Byrd was a welcome guest in the city this week. Miss Gehring, a milliner of Kan sas City, is in the city in the inter est of her trade. Mrs. Rosa Webb spent Easter in Hannibal, the guest of relatives and friends. The A. M. E., Sunday school gave a sacred concert on Easter which was very line indeed. The ellicient superintendent, Mrs. Nellie Brown, needs great praise, The collection amounted to $41. Ther exercises were grand. Bloomington News. Mr. Warren Moore of Champaign, spent Easter with Bloomington friends. Many strangers from Peoria were seen on our streets Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. T- L. Davis have gone to Davenport, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. George Mean hear! have moved back to Bloomington from Holder. Messrs. Jack Thomas, Albert Hoag land, William Williams and Miss Kathy Williams, attended the dance at Peoria Mrs. J. Stearles was up from At lanta, Friday. Miss Emma Sparks will soon leave for Danville. Mrs. J. Samuels entertained the sawing circle of the Third Christian church, Thursday. 7 Mr. Marion Hoagland was in Deca tur, Wednesday on business. Mrs. Elizabeth Covington who has been ill, is much better at this writ i ng. Miss Rowena Watson is some bet ter and friends can now visit her. Mrs. H. Du IT entertained her moth er, Mrs. Wilson, Easter Sunday, Mrs. William Caldwell is still con lined to her bed Mrs. M. Bradshaw is improving. The Easter programs at all the churches were very interesting. The Stearles band is progressing nicely. Paving West North Grand. An army of men of all colors, are at work paving North Grand Avenue, west from Monumental avenue to Camp Lincoln gate. This will be quite a needed im provement to that part of.the city, which is too muddy for trav el in bad winter weather. The men are also putting in large water pipes. The northwest part of Spring, field is becoming beautiful in. deed. All nature seems to be in her most joyous mood, flowers and trees exhibiting their splen dor, appear ecstatic. In this im mediate part of the city, there are only a few colored families and they have beautiful '’esiden ces. Mrs. Dent, at 906 W. Cal houu street, has a beautiful place and raises chickens, butter and the like. More people should go further out and live like some body. II. K. Wilson, Dennis Douglas. Thos. Higginbotham, Mrs. Browder, Wm Rice, all live in this vicinity, and have nice homes. Fred E. Sterling Republican candidate for Secretary of State Forum Wants 500 New Subscribers. We make the following liberal offer, good the next 90 days; Bvervone bringing $1.00 will get the Forum 1 year; $1,50 will get Forum aud Colored American mvgazme, both. 1 year; $1 75 Fo ruin and Ray Slannard Baker s magazine, both, 1 year etc, etc. Miss Mollie Early, ’of H inni - bal, Mo., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mitchell, 1523 E. Carpent er street. Mr. Rainy of Petersburg, was in the city last week and paid our office a pleasant visit. Harry A. Donaldson Springfield, Illinois. A graduate from Springfield High school, Feb. class, 1907. A prominent Sunday school worker; member of st. Paul A. M. E. church, and Christian Endeavor; general church co-worker; a promising youth who will rise to a high plane in the affairs of church and state—a worthy type for emulation by the youth of this city—showing that proper home training is effica cious, as asserted often editorially in The Forum. Grand Coming Attraction. The Maids of Corkville—wo. men with horns. Excelsior lodge No. 21, I Benevolent Protective Order Lady Elks of the World, will give a grand minstrel and burlesque at Masonic hall May 11. Watch these columns for further particulars. The Enterprise Savings and Loan Association has removed its headquarters down stairs in the Willi’-'m® •’’here much convenience is had. Remember the annual sermon of the K. P. lodge in May. Will H. Barbour spent last Sunday in Pittsfield. A promising colored lawyer.