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TIp> sinity and breadth which Chirac er i/.-*d the utterances of Hooker I\ Washington yesterday in Haujinore are jn«.t what were ex pected in this wise leader of the negio race His optimism is the m >re ii ipeful because it, is based up ,,n aii almost, uni«jue knowledge of t he diHiuuliies which lie in the way of progress In talking to t lie men of his race lie snd: ••Political parties and pu > lie issip-s and pubuc men change and disappear, but t lie fundamentals of industry, thrift, and high and tugged character remain forever. Without f hem a I else is vain. Wit h them, notliing can defeat vs ” Nn une more clearly than Mr, Washing tin, perceives that the solu tion of the negro piohlem lies in in telligent, appreciation of it, by the negroes themselves He knows that (•instructive work among them, al M.-u i u 111 iy nr n isicnru irom me outside, must come in the last anal ysis Irom wi hid. While lie deplores tdie narrowness of race hatred that, manifests itself, lie does not despair. His gospel is. “Make yourselves, worthy citizens and the future will take care of itself.” With a firmness and a kindliness tint suggest that oilier great friend of the negro race, Abraham Lincoln, be lias never ceased to urge upon his people the value of industry and integrity, of the building of charac ter. That direct, message, spoken so simply, does not apply to his people alone. It should be taken to heart by the white man as widl as the black. Institutions pass and men along with them, but courage and integrity remain, and courage and integrity and the faithful discharge of simple duties alone insure the safety and the endurance of the re public. Jiiicago Record-Herald NEGROES AND TIIE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Chicago, Aug. 27 — [Kditor of the Tribune.]—As an old time anti slavery m an, a delegate to l*e Hast ‘Tree soil ’ o invention, a republican from tin* beginning, and one vvlm has always been friendly to t he ne groes, 1 protest against the move incut by some so-called leaders to drive negro voters into the demo crat ic camp. A more idiotic tiling could scarce ly be conceived. What has the democratic party ever done for the b'ack race? Absolutely nothing. In the nature of tilings it, can do noth ing- I he party depends for success on the southern wing, (he former slave holding states, and they will allow nothing to be done pilitically within their ranks for the negro, this lias always been, is now, and ni'obablv at W;iV s. will t hn st.iur* Personally, in the kindness of his heart, Mr. Hryan would do what lie could for them, but his party would not back him up, simply because the controlling section of the party, the south, would not listen for a moment to anything that was of j interest of what they call the “nig gers ” it might be added that the pas sage and enfoicement of the out rageous fugitive slave law by a pro slavery wig administration, for t he purpose of securing southern support caused the overthrow of that party and its great leader, Daniel Web ster, and the establishment of the republican party, which ever since been the friend of the negro. L. P. Haskell. 11K DENOUNCES DKMOCKACY’s PLEA.'' Chicago. Aug 2fl.— [Editor of t lie Tribune ]—I see that there are some colored people in the .east that are advising my people to vote for W. J. Hryan, because they are dissatis fied with the way they or we were treated by the present administra tion. ■Mr. Hryan represents the party that has contrived, through every means, to take every vested right away from us that lias been given us by the party that Taft represents. It, is only in the states that Mr. Bry an’s party controls that the negro is disfranchised- All of the crimes that have been done against the negro politically were by the party to which Mr. Hryan belongs. Hen Tillman, J. T. Graves and Thomas Dixon openly declare I lie negro has no rights that the white man need to respect in politics. Mr. Varda nian of Mississippi ran for United •states senator on a platform declar ing the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments to the con stitution were mistakes These men are among the most conspicuous in shaping legislation for Mr. Bryan's parly.--Rev. V. II. G. Davis. Chicago Tribune. _ UUAKANTING BANK DEP0SIT6. Some people are going “wild” again over Mr. Bryan’s delusion, Guaranty of Bank Deposits. You have not forgotten the sensation he created over free silver at the ratio of 10 to 1, have you? Or Imperial ism? Or any other of his * para mount issues?” The Forum does not claim to be informed along linaneial issues, but we know enough about Mr. Bryan to believe that this is another delusion, another siren’s song. Do not give ear to this non sensical doctrine. The democrats are trying to entrap the Negro votes. We ask you to pay no atten tion to the sarcasm; this “boiling air,” if banks have to guarantee the depositors, who will guarantee the bank? Furthermore, if Mr. Bryan should win the election most of the banks will close, because Bryan’s policies are dangerous. We warn you now, colored voters, both in this state and over the nation, make up your minds to vote the straight Republican ticket or' there will be awful times for people. LAW AND OKDEU LEAGUE. While in Decatur the week of Aug Bi, Dr. J. M. Magee, Revs. E. T Cottman and J. Bundy and sev eral influential colored people of De catur, launched what is known as a State League, whose purport is to raise the standard of tlie colored people and protect tlie better class of colored people from suffering for the acts of the lawless of the race. We commend these leagues and advise that they become doers of what they say. As individuals let us become more civilized, more eco nomical, more faithful to our homes; but as these organizations pledges, let us, tlie members of these leagues, draw a line between the men who stand for something and are striving to do something and Lite worth'ess, vicious criminal. Another thing: Support your Ne gro business and prpfessional men. Lay aside some of your politics and take to business, farming and garden ing. NOTICE—Special covenant services will be held at New Hope Baptist church Sunday morning. Sacrament in the afternoon. No night services Public cordially invited. Thos. W. Warrick. Clerk. The Clubs, Social and Otherwise. Ladies’ Sunlight Social, meets ever: Wednesday at the residences of its members, discusses art, culinary, anr home circle questions. St. Paul Sewing Circle meets ever: Thursday at Lecture room of St. Pau church, discusses all important honn circle questions. Mothers’ Literary, meets ever: month, auxiliary to St. Paul Sewing Circle. The Woman’s Club, meets ever: week,is the oldest club—has been anc is a rescue club for the fallen, s philanthropic agency, this club has 6 social and juvenile section, Mrs. C H. Morgan is president, Mrs. Higgin botham is chairman, of the social sec tion; Miss Clara Blackwell is pres* reporter for this club. The None-Such, is a social clut among the younger society folk meets every Thursday. “Don’t Worry Twelvn” is composed of the elderly married ladies—meet* weekly. Lodges and their meeting nights and place of meeting will be carrier ner of lodges here. P fb c stenogra phy. Done at This Office. Short-hand, typewri ting and amanuensis work. Business let ters, accounts itemiz ed, Essays, speeches or sermons written on machine. Jive us a Trial. Tlie Forum. 3(5 S 6 MISS DAISY DONALDSON, Stenographer. Old‘Phone, 998. Springfield IIlinon .Read . TO-MORROW MAGAZINE A medium of new thought—Learn fundamental thinking, logical deduct tions and science. 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