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“Be ye doers and not sayers only.” Vo. 5, NO. 22 SPRING-FIED. ILL.. SATURDAY._JULY 18. 1908. 15C A MONTE.— Hon. A. J. Hopkins Republican Candidate tor Reelection to the United States Senate. Hon. Albert .J. Hopkins, of Aurora, Junior United States Senator of Illinois, is a candidate for re-election to that exalted and Important position. Mr. Hopkins is asking for re-election solely on liis merits as a national servant of th(> people, and opens his record to tile public for consideration, approval an 1 acceptance or rejection. He was born in Illinois on a farm and is a staunch republican of the old class, a bright star in the present brilliant array of republican statesmen. He is highly honored by the nation and was given the highest consideration, by that august body, the senate, in the last congress of the United States, being Chairman of the Finance Committet and a number of Deep Waterways Committee, also chairman of the most important committee of the National Republican Convention at Chicago June 1t3, 1908. His 18 years as congressman in the lower House of the Legislative branch of this nation, and 6 years in the high est and grandest deliberative body of the world, the senate, make him aiming the great potential factors that shape the destiny of a great nation, at Washington. We are vitally and im mediately interested in the great Deep Waterways movements that mean so hut to the west in general. Mr. Hop kins declares that lie, if elected again, will be in a position to carry out his great work to perfection. He is an unswerved republican who stands for and advocates the carrying out to the letter the principles enunci ated in the Constitution of the United ‘ States and pledged to the platform of file Republican party; being chairman <>f the committee on resolutions, Mr. Hopkins is to tie ( indited with tile fol lowing plank in the platform of the Republican party, promulgated at Chi cago, June 16, 1908, which is as follows: “The Republican party lias been fur mere than fifty years the consistent friend of the American Negro. It gave him freedom and citizenship. It wrote into the organic law the declarations ttint proclaim his civil and political rights, and it believes today that his noteworthy progress in intelligence, in dustry and good citizenship lias earned the rospi ct and encouragement of the nation. We demand equal justice for all men, without regard to race or color; we declare once more, and with out reservation, for the enforcement in letter and spirit oi tne thirteenth fourteenth an 1 fifteenth amendment? to the Constitution, which were de signed for the protection and advance ment of the Negro, and we condemn al devices that have for their real aim hi? disfranchisement for reasons of coloi alone, as unfair, un-American and re pugnant to the supreme law of tin land.” DEATH OF REV. ST. A. DOSWELL IN SALISBURY, N. C. Tlie Rev. S. A. Doswell, formerly o "this city, died in Salisbury, N. C. July 8, 1908. He iirst came to Spring field in the year of 1896; entered Con cordia College, from which institutim lie graduated in the year of 1902. Sine that time lie has been engaged ii preaching the gospel, being stationei at Mount Pleasant, N. C. While he was in this city, being ai amicable young man, he gained man; friends. Hence the news of his un timely death came as quite a shoe! and also caused much grief and sorrov among his many friends and acquaint ances. At the time of his death he wa 29 years and 6 month?; old. He was i tile ministry six years. The presen minister of the Evan. Col. Luthera Church and the deceased were closed ri lated, and were also raised togethei A sermon to the memory of the de ceased will be preached by the pasto loci, Sunday night, July 19. 1908, a 8 p. m. One and all are invited to b pr> sent. Richard M Sullivan For the General Assembly 1 I R. M. Sullivan, in an Jther cj umi anti >u:>CiS h^ cidi dacy for member of the legislature from this the 45th senatorial district, on the Republican ticket, Mr. Sullivan is well known in this county, having been born and reared here. He is a stauch Republican and has . worked assiduously in the councils of tbit party for party ptin ciple and the party’s supremacy. For the past six years, Mr. Sullivan has taken a prominent part in city, county and state politics, having been six years ago, a candidate for County Treasurer, defeating at that time, the strong democratic oppo nent. He has been recognized in the highest political capaci ties, being at one time chairman of the city and county central committees, and at present is a member of the county and state central committees. He served four years as county treasurer and for two years on the Board of State Prison Industries. Mr. Sullivan is highly competent to till the position to which he aspires with credit and honor, his intimacy with poli tics and his direct affiliation with the people from boyhood, entitled him to recognition, as does also, his unfaltering loyally t.n t.hp nai'tv. As to the colored constituency, Mr. Sullivan will be ie memb.ered as the first high official to recognize them from a meritorious standpoint, appointing Richard Douglas, a clerk, and Miss Daisy Donaldson, a stenographer, in the treasurer’s ! office. Mr. Douglas was a steady employe, serving four years, 1 aod Miss Donaldson was a special stenographer, with a goodly number of others, who only served a limited period during the i rush season. These things we call attention to, simply to recail to .memory the position Mr. Sullivan holds relative to the recog nition of all men in accordance with their ability and in proper. ^ tion to their ratio of political strength. He only desires the t facts in the case about him presented and on these facts, his l record and service to the party, is asking the suffrage of his constituents; r 1 ~ t Everyone is invited to attend Miss Susie Brown and mothe S\ Paul S. S. picnic. August 6. of Chicago, are in the city. Hon. C. F. Mortimer Republican Candidate for State's Attorney. To the republicans and voter.* of Sangamon county: I take this oppor tunity to make a public a inuune ■ neat nt my candidacy for the nomination f it states attorney, subject to the d'-i-bn I tie primary eleet'on, to b ■■ held on i August 8, next. I make a direct appeal t> the rink i and file voters of the republican party j for this nomination. 1 ba e my claim? j for this nomination, First. Upon my rec >rd in the tr at i of crim'n il cases. Second. itn my integrity as a citizen Third, on my unswerving and ever present loyalty to the ear.*e of the | party. At some near future time 1 cxpeci tu hold a public meeting in the cit\ | and at which t in ? will announce' m, platform and state to the vote • t . no: irion assumed in the ca n ai ;:i n the position 1 ?hall assume if n mi ci ted an 1 elected at the election t > h. held in November. I desire to say that no p eit'c i’ f ■ tion is predominating or contr eh m candidacy. If 1 a n nominal d i elected state's attorney, I e-.p ct to ! > ;ny full duty under the new 1 :w. with out regard to whom it may affect. I am opposed to the fee system ot the state's attorney’s office and believe that a reasonable salary will eliminate many of the evils attac hed thereto. I submit nay cause to the will of tin people, and while business may pr. - elude mv seeing all the voters in my campaign in the county, at the ram time. I hope and expect to make a sys tematic campaign in every township in the county and every ward in the city. I only ask a fair consideration **f the merits of my cause, which 1 submit to you. With an earnest appeal foi your support, I am, Respectfully yours, <’. F. MORTIMER. Miss Essit J.Goutn. formerly a resident of this city ai d an em ploye of The Forum, was a visi tor duni g tiie Sm day school convention last week and also visited her brothers and sister. She is now a resident of St. j Louis. Mrs. C. H. Jones of N. 14th street, entertained in honor of ’ Mis. Davis of Chicago, and her j mother of D catur.