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
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
Compel them, Mr. Proprietors, to
act in your place like they would at
Loper’s or the Leland Cafe, or let
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. ,
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 *
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
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
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.
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
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.
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“A BOOK AGENT”
Wednesday, March 7th, 1906.
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Introducing Big Minstrel First Part.
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Swell people, Swell Costumes and Swell Singers. Don’t
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Reserved Seats on Sale March 1st at the
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Reserved Seats 35 Cts.
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