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Springfield colored people are
too inclined to all be politicians and leaders. What we want are creators of things and doers. What every Negro should do is encourage other colored people to come to Springfield and en gage in business, to Sangamon d- cnty and go into farming and gardening and horticulture. We must do everything possible to become more and more a produc ing race and not remain a con sumer only. SHOULD A MAN WHO CANT SWIM TEACH PEOPLE HOW SWIM? If a man be doomed to drown as au inevitable consequence or for some great ca elessness, or as a just retribution, etc., and have a number of peopleinnocent, tied to him, should these people not be cut loose and allowed to swim ashore and be saved, or snouiu tney surcer tor me sins or indiscretions of this lone man? Or when a party or a community sees that the man whom they have followed has led them and himself too, almost to destruc. tion, should the party or com munity not cut the pirachute and allcw the lone fellow to be destroyed and not the whole bunch? Now The Forum has nothing personally against R. M. Sullivan, but the Republican party had better succeed without Mr. Suliivan’s leadership or assumed leadership, thin for us all to go up into the ae *al sphere like a paper bal'oou until he and we both (Republican pirty) dis appta ' and be lost forever, don’t you think? Mr. Sullivan may not be as bad as some would have it, but you al k i. wO that h s is called a ‘‘black cat,’’ and any man running under the Sullivan banner, will have ‘‘bad luck.’' We have no personal grievance to offer. The fact that Mr. Sul livan supported \ ates in the primaries, is a right and privi lege, his own. We do not assume he bolted the party afterwards and supported Stevenson, as re ported, lor that is only hearsay— if he did that, that Would be a breach of good faith and stamp him an ingrate, but that charge is not authenticated, and we are not trying him on hearsay evi. deuce which is incompetent But assumiug that all the charges against h;m are false, he will do the party and himself, more good than service, bygiving up-the gavel, if he ever had it, as charged, to some other man and thereby clear himself of this accused dictatorship. NORMAL NEWS. Prof. E. L. Richards of Pulton Mo., was the guest of Mrs. A. Gaston. Tuesday evening while cnroute to Chicago. Mrs. M. Bradshaw is improv ing. Mrs. J. Walton, Sr., of Chica go, is visiting relatives and friends for a few days. BLOOMINGTON NEWS. Miss Gladys Page of Cham paigu, is the guest of Mrs. Etta Green of E. Clay street. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis have been in Springfield all the week on business. Thomas Scroggins is in Ke wanee this week, with Hoagland’s Oil of Gladness. Miss Etta Green entertained a few friends in honor of Miss Page, Friday evening, at her home. A delightful time was had and a dainty luncheon serv ed. Miss Seville Crowder of S East street, is seriously ill at her dome. She lives with her aunt, Mrs. E. Wilscn. Mrs. Chas. Caldwell of W. Wood street, who was indispos ed the first part of this week, is a great deal better at this time. The four churches, A. M. E , Mt. Pisgah Bapiist, Union Bap list and Christian, observed union services at the Mt. Pisgah church, Thanksgiving evening. Elder G. Hoaglard delivered the sermon. rPUA “OM Cnl/, > V.,Orl of the A. M. E. church, was a de cided success in- every respect. Miss Ester Haiiday is now able to resume her duties at school after a few days illness. Mrs. Jennie S. Hennington went to St. Louis Thursday to be the guest of her husband who has the contract for the erection of several brick buildings. She will be gone a fortnight. Mrs. Anna Atkinson is recov eriug from a nervous attack. Legal Notice. Royall & Gibbs, Complainant’s Solicitors. STATE OF ILLINOIS, | Sangamon County, j ’ Circuit Court, January Term, A. D. 1909. Minnie E. Robinson 1 vs. j- In Chancery. Murt A. Robinson ) Affidavit of the non-residence of Murt A. Robinson, defendant above i named, having been filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county, notice is hereby given to the said Murt A. Robinson that the complainant filed her bill of complaint in said Court, in the Chancery side thereof, on the 12th day of November, A. U. 1908, and that a summons issued out of said Court against said de fendant, returnable on the first Mon day of January next, 1909, as is by j law required. Now, unless you, the said Murt A. Robinson, shall be and appear before the Sangamon County Circuit Court, on the first day of the next term i thereof, to be holden at the Court House in the City of Springfield, or the first Monday of January, A. D j 1909, and plead, answer or demur tc ■ said complainant’s bill of complaint | the same and the matters and thing? therein charged and stated will be j taken as confessed, and a decree en tered against you, according to the prayer of said bill. S. T. JONES, Clerk Take Your Orders to the East Shoe Store Best of material used. All work guaranteed Second hand shoes for sale. Old Phone 3914 1707 East Capitol Avenue. J. P. Roberts, Prop Parties will please enter Into nc busiress transactions for this papei with anyone save authorized agenti TheDunbar News Company Is the place where all colored papers and magazines can be had. Call at 815, 813 E. Washington, or 306 % S. 6th. I purpose, step .by step, to create a reg ular news store, handling all colored literature, books, etc., also the big Sunday dailies, and leading white mag azi»es. Telephone 998. E. L. Rogers, Manager. Don’t wait to hear what the public thinks before you express your opin ion. Say what you think if you believe you are right. Call at this office for type-writing, work. 30514 So. 6th St. Old phone 998. .short hand and general stenographic fi. 4 | $1.50 to Bast St. Louis every t urday and Sunday ILLINOIS TRACTION SYSTEM You may give news matter or mo ney you have for the Forum to Miss Daisy Donaldson; also all kinds of typewriting; orders for colored papers. PRICES FOR POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. State and National offices.$10.00 County offices .*., 5.00 Mayor of Springfield . 5.00 Regular write-ups, 10 cents per line. Ten-line notice one time, Lodges and their meeting nights and place of meeting will be carried for 25c the month. We have all man ner of lodges here. EXTRACT FROM TAFT’S SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE JULY 28, 1908. THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM, ADOPTED AT CHI CAGO, EXPLICITLY DEMANDS JUSTICE FOR ALL MEN WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE OR COLOR, AND JUST AS EXPLICITLY DECLARES FOR THE ENFORCEMENT, AND WITHOUT RESERVATION, IN LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE THIRTEENTH, FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION. IT IS NEED LESS TO STATE THAT I STAND WITH MY PARTY SQUARELY ON THAT PLANK IN THE PLATFORM, AND ' BELIEVE THAT EQUAL JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, AND THE FAIR AND IMPARTIAL ENFORCEMENT OF THESE AMENDMENTS IS IN KEEPING WITH THE REAL AMERI CAN SPIRIT OF FAIR PLAY. “Oh, Douglas! Thou hast passed be yond the shore, But still thy voice is ringing o’er th» gale— Thou'st taught thy race how high hei hope may soar, And bid them seek the heights, no? faint nor fall.” Paul Laurence Dunbar on Free 1 Douglass. For Rutledge street every 15 min utes from 6:07 a. m. until 11:22 p. m sii[ }no ^jjud o} uojpsod u ui aq jjjm Owl cars at 11:52 p. m. and 12:22 Public 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. 3rive us a Trial. The FORUM, 305 S 6 MISS DAISY DONALDSON, Stenographer. Old’Phone, 998. Springfield Illinois Capitol City Lodge, No. 12, K. of P., meets every second and fourth Mon day night of each month in Masonic hall on North Eighth street. Specia’ meetings made known by K. of R. & S.. Divine Services at the Evangelical Lutheran Holy Trinity Church. On Fifteenth between Washington and Jefferson streets. Bible Reading, 11 to 12 a. m. Preaching at 8 p. m. Instruction in the chief parts of the Christian doctrines every Wednesday at 8 p. m. One and all are cordially invited to attend these services. Rev. Jas. H. Doswell, Pastor. CONSOLIDATED STREET CAR ROUTE. Points of Interest Springfield’s Attractions and How to Reach Them. Lincoln home—Corner Eighth and Jackson streets—take South Eighth car. Lincoln Monument, Oak Ridge Cem etery-take North Fifth street cars at Fifth and Monroe streets. Parks and Pleasure Resorts. Washington Park, southwest of city take South Second or Lawrence ave nue cars. Reservoir Park, northeast of city—take North Seventh cars. Camp Lincoln. The permanent camp grounds of the Illinois National Guards. Take Rutledge or Camp Lincoln cars. State Fair grounds, north of city. Take North Seventh cars. White City Park east of the city. Take East Capitol avenue cars at Fifth and Monroe. “It is no benefit to have given me something, but it is a benefit to have enabled me to obtain something for myself.”—Emerson. Please don’t put the collectors off editor. We employ them because we have not time for that ourselves, When the collectors come, pay them. If you desire special write-ups of social or church affairs, with all details, no condensation, etc., see the manager, as there will be some charges.