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Draw the Quality Line.
Colored people must draw the quali ty line in Society elxsses the prosti tutes of both male and female must be relegated to the rear. The Church makes a gross error in taking every class to perform at the Sacred altar in their festival. Negroes give dramas and other entertainments and allow the worst of their race to come and participate—yet they talk of “Social Equality.” We do not like to ostracise good looking girls, when they are known better by tlie worse “pimps” in the dives they ostracise themselves. Some who are posing high in society must exit. —A [leader. _ Good Deportment a Shining Light, Not Easily Extinguished. The young Colored boys and girls and old ones too, must learn to have i good and better manners. The ex ample cannot he better set than in the Colored restaurants as in white ones, where you must have good de portment. or tiie hand-writing will1 be seen on the wall—for tins unruly class, we do not blame our while friends for not wanting their trade. They must be made to act decent, if f.linv Hn tint uo irnl«■ ♦ .» •«; 1 «r Tucker and Thompson have a nice Restaurant and Soda Fountain just opened at 728 E. Washington street, and it can be made a success with the proper care taken that loafing, profanity, boisterousness joking etc., are not allowed—also efficient and prompt services rendered—cleanliness and tidiness being understood as pre requisites. Compel them, Mr. Proprietors, to act in your place like they would at Loper’s or the Leland Cafe, or let them exit. Colored Preachers and “New Churches.” 1 ( One of the most despicable and < harmful tilings to our race is l lie i wrong kind of public men, particular- I 1>, for our race, the wiong kind of < preachers namely—men who are not ■ tit to be door keepers in Satan’s sane- < torium, occupying pulpits, robbing ; the people of their time, money and i their lite. Main y, we desire to de- t nounce in strong language, the man i wlio, after preaching at a church, i doing well for many years, has some | difficulty, and lias to leave, (not hav- ^ ing manhood enough to resign) pulls i a lot of members wiih him and goes \ about to organize another church in i the same city or town. V\e are glad that the Indianapolis I Freeman is denouncing such fellows. I Like tlie Freeman says, t lie upright I minister lias our highest regards, but I for the good of the good preacher and the race, we shall not spare the f rod for the rascals, the ignoramuses, ^ such as this Rev. Chase, who is here t in jail. This is applied to the guilty, , with the h pe that there will he a | diniinuition instead of an increase. , I No Strike Probable. No strike by the United Mine Workers of America is now very c probabie—to t he credit of this o'gani- 1 zution, they closed the convention in ^ good spirits and with the slogan, ' “there will be no strike,” God be * praised. ( I Otis Duncan should have an ex traordinary majority over his oppo nent and thus demonstrate the fact 1 we appreciate his past loyalty to the party. The fleecy snow Through my window did show. While the effulgent rays Of by-gone day, Of my dear little girl and I Come pacing through the empty air, And tilled this penl-up soul With the riches of a millionaire; So, why need l fret and ponder, While she radiates so brilliantly yonder. —Amicus Metropolitan Club Enter tains for the Ladies. On last Tuesday afternoon and night the Metropolitan Club held one of the grandest receptions for tiieir respective lady frbnds at their magnificent Club rooms on South Fourth Street, that lias ever been held in the Capitol City. Their doors were thrown open to the ladies from 'l to op. m , and from 8 to II p. m. The spacious apartments were beaut ifully decorated for the occasion, and palms and tlowers were every where prevalent. Sweet and enl ranc mu' iiiiiwir* \aj >i u H ignopcnH t 11 1111 r 11 < . 11 t Lhe entire reception, wliile sunny uniies and kindly words weie being exchang'd by all fortunate euougb to be present. In the receiving party were Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A hie r Naylor, Mr. Leopold brreen, Mrs. Ann Vantreece and Miss Itei ta Dav s. Mrs. Abner Naylor, President of die Social .sunlight Club, in behalf if the Club, presented two beau.iful pictures, one for the dining room md mie for the living room, in very pleasing and appropriate teims. In the absence of the President. Mr. Arthur Naylor, the response and ac ceptance was givm by tiie tirsl Vice President, Captain Emmett Perkins, who in very fitting terms thanked die ladies for their gifts, and, in fact, Semonstiated his abilities as a spenk ■r in no uncertain tones, lie also lemonstrated the fact that the Club vas jU't what it was represented to >e, first-class, clean and up-to-date in ivery sense of the word, and also ’ouched for the gentility of each and ivery member. Captain Perkins was it his best, as was demonstrated by lie hand clappings of the ladies at lie flna e of his speech. Delicious efreshments wi re served in the din tig room, after which the guest de >arted, hoping that as the Club ;rows older, that age will not wither lor the fronts of time chill the large vartn hearts of each and every uiem >er of the Metropolitan Club. MORTUARY. | BfflWM'HWII Itf ill HS8MW—KMB Mr. Robert Wright died last Sun ay at St. John’s Hospital, after a irief illness. He was well known in he city by nearly all. He was for nany years a member of Capital City jorlge No. 12, K. of H., but to the urprise and regret of all, had fallen mt of the lodge about one month >rior .to his death. He was buried ruesd^y. David B. Henderson of Iowa is lead. Congressman, lawyer, states nan, speaker of the house—another •right candle burnt out—the nation s a loser, but his life and work are; i rich heritage to this generation, lood things which men do are now iving after them. We cannot publish anonymous let ters sent to us, that is against the ■ole. Always sign your name and as certain the charges, if any. Ed. The BIG MUSICAL COMEDY “A BOOK AGENT” Wednesday, March 7th, 1906. 30 &£ PEOPLE 30 Introducing Big Minstrel First Part. The most refined Entertainment ever given in the city. Swell people, Swell Costumes and Swell Singers. Don’t forget the date. Nothing doing till then. Reserved Seats on Sale March 1st at the Economy Grocery Store. General Admission 25 Cts. 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