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Friday, June 29, 1906
Among The Theatre Folk Nat Goodwin. Nat Goodwin, the eminent commedi an, will appear at the Grand next Tues day v»ith a Wednesday matinee. "The Genius" will be offered the first two days, and "When we were Twenty-One" on Thursday night. This will be the last of the big combination attractions to visit Seattle this season, and will of course prove one of the best. "The Liars." At the Seattle Saturday afternoon and night Daniel Frawley and his company will b« seen in the grea comedy-drama of Washington social and political life, "The Wife," for the last time. The play is splendidly mounted and well acted, and the new company has already come into a large measure of popularity here. Sunday night and all next week the Frawley's will offer an excellent comedy from the pen of Henry Arthur Jones, "The Liars." The play is witty, epigramatic and fuli of clever situations, and like its predecessor, it will have a lavish setting, and will employ the full etrength of Mr. Frawley's company. Seats are now selling for all performan ces. NEGROES AS HOMEOWNERS Let the race problem in the South be solved by encouraging the Negroes to be come a homeowning class. This is the gist of an interesting article by H. S. Edwards of Macon, Ga., in the Century Magazine. He shows that already a vast improvement is noticable among those of the colored people who have by thrift and industry been able to buy and pay for their homes. Education is accomplishing wonders in uplifting the Negro, but even with education, so long as he has not some established interest in property, the full process of regeneration will not be com pleted. Mr. Edwards shows by facts coming under bis personal observation the great advance that has been made among those who own their own homes. Thirty years ago. he says, in one of the suburbs of the city given over to Ne groea, there was but an aggregation of unfurnished, ill kept, rented cabins, the occupants untidy and shiftless. Such a thing as virtue among the female mem bers was in but few instances conceded. Now in the same community are many families occupying their own homes, flowers growing in the gardens and an air of homelike serenity overflowing the whole dis'rict. In conversation with the people good ideas expressed in ex cellent language were heard. So far as this one community is concerned one great stride toward the elevation of the race has been taken, and it is attributed to the development and encouragement amo.-ig tt.ern of the homeowning spirit A sense of manhood, otherwise un known, or only partially felt, comes from the consciousness of a home, all THE SEATTL REPEUBLICAN paid for by one's own labor. The happi ness of owning a home, which naturally comes to every man,is aaJd to strike the American Negro with peculiar force. He feels that he is entitled to respect, and he comports himself as to be worthy of that respect. It is argued by Mr. Edwards that "every man removed from the ranks of the homeless to the ranks of the homeowners is an element of danger to the community converted into an ele ment of safety." In protecting his own home the Negro will naturally protect those of his white neighbors. The logic of Mr. Edward's arguement is easily perceptible. Whether Southerners will accept it and be prompted to try to bet ter the condition of the Negroes by en couraging them to purchase homes may be doubted.—Spokesman-Review. THE SUNDAY FORUM The Forum was well attended last Sunday and an unusual amount of in terest was demonstrated. Some of the members had thought it advisable to suspend regular meetings during the months of July and August, but this,did not meet general favor and bo the Forum will meet the second and Fourth Sun days of each month as usual. The address of Mr. Gay ton ou "Friend ship" was full of foo 1 for thought and he was frequently applauded while de livering his address and was roundly applauded at ifs dose. Mr. Keeble did not receive sufficient notification to make the necessary prep aration and was excused, but he hopes to be present at the next regular meet ing and talk on the subject. The members then discussed giving a picnic under the auspices of the Sunday- Forum decided to have the same on July the 19th. Mr. J. T. Gayton, Mr. Henry Gregg and Mr. Wm. Wylie were made a com mittee of arrangement, and will look out for a suitable place, arrange for music, etc. It will be a basket picnic and a general invitation is extended to all Afro-American families and their friends to participate. Some time in tlie recent past the firm of Frederick & Nelson ref Io serve a colored lady who is in business in this city, in the cafe and lunch room in con nection with the furniture business, which the firm advertises was put in expressly for their patrons, and the ma;ter was brought to the attention of the Forum. Mrs. Graves, the lady re fused accomodation, was present and stated that she had seen Mr. Frederick in person and that he gave her no satis faction, but left her to understand that the colored people would be waited upon for anything they wanted to buy in the way of furniture, but would not be served in the lunch room ; whereupon it was moved, seconded and unanimously carried that (he members of the Forum resolve themselves into a commit tee of one to persuade all Negroes to withdraw their patronage from the firm The Third Avenue Regrade Has Compelled us to move our Cashier's Business and Long Distance Offices to 1510 Second Avenue SUNSET Telephone And Telegraph Company of Frederick & Nelsou. A committee consisting of Mr. J. S. Murray, Mrs. Au rora (irose and Mr. I. F. Norris, was appointed to visit the pastors of the va- rious Negro churches of the city with the view of enlisting their sympathies in the boycot and to have them an nounce the same from their pulpits. This tirni has gotten the great bulk of the furniture trade of this city and county, and if the cafe was not put in to make money, but for the patrons of the store, then it should not give the pro prietors any alarm if Bomeoue did not visit it because Negro patrons were serv ed the game as Caucasians. Let's hope that this matter will be talked of and approved by every Negro in this secdon of the country, and when you want fur niture go to some place which at least has not gone upon record as desiring to draw the color line in business. Go to a respectable place to borrow money on diamonds, jewelry and watches. Low rates. Private offices and all business strictly confidential. / merican Watch and Jewelry Co., 908 First Aye., opp. Rainier-Grand Hotel. Business cards and all kinds of job printing done sL this office on short notice. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, for King County. In the matter of the application of the schooner "Alice," Incorporated, a corporation, to dissolve and disincorpo rate. —No. 51817. Notice of Application of Schooner "Alice," Incorporated, a cor poration, to dissolve and disincorporate Notice is hereby given that the schooner "Alice," Incorporated, a cor poration organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, has presented to the Superior Court of King County, State of Washington, a peti tion praying to be allowed to disincor porate and dissolve and that the 20th day of August, 1906, at the hour of 9:30 o'clock A. M. of said day, or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, has been appointed as the time, and the Court room of the Honorable Arthur E. Griffin, of said Superior Court, in the King County Court House of Seattle, Wash ington, is the place where said applica tion is to be heard; that said petitioner prays that said corporation be disin corporated and dissolved in accordance with the laws in such cases made and provided, and recites that all indebted ness of said corporation has been fully paid, and that there are no unpaid claims or demands against the same, and that said corporation has no property or assets of any kind or nature whatso ever. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this 27th day of June, 1906. OTTO A. CASE. County Clerk and Ex-Offlcio Clerk of the Superior Court of the State of Wash ington for King County. By MAURICE THOMPSON, Deputy. BALLINGER, RONALD, BATTLE & TENNANT. Attorneys for Petitioner. June 29 —August 17. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the Superior Court of King County, Wash ington. In the Matter of the Estate of Charles Knud son, Deceased. No. 7045. Notice Is hereby given that all persons hav ing claims against the person and estate of Charles Knudson, deceased, are hereby required to present such claims with the necessary vouchers duly verified, to Eli Davidson, the ad ministrator of the estate of Charles Knudson, deceased, at the place of the transaction of the business of said estate, to-wit: at the office of Fred H. Peterson, attorney for said admin istrator, room 411 Mutual Life Building, Seat tle, Washington. Such claims to be presented within one year from the date of the first pub lication of this notice; and any and all claims not presented within said time will be there after barred. Date of first publication June 22, 1906. ELI DAVIDSON, Administrator. Fred H. Peterson, Attorney for Administrator.