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SOUNDS THE KEYNOTE.
Upon the solid rock of the
rights of the individual as grant
ed by the Constitution, the Re
publican party builds its struc
ture of optimism. The Demo
cratic party, on the other hand,
in the opening sentence of its
address to the electorate, be
trays its recessional quality by
denying the right of Congress, a
right again and again confirmed
by the Supreme Court, to estab
lish protective duties for the ben
efit of American industries. It de
clares as false the vital issue of
the constitutional liberties of the
individual. Such liberties are
now assailed by those who advo
cate the overthrow of the inde
pendence of the judiciary. It
would leave the individual de
fenseless in the protection of
those rights declared inalienable
under the Constitution.Charles
1). Hilres, chairman of the Re
publican national committee.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1912.
YE SHALL REAP THAT YE SOW.
has been a contention of THE
APPEAL ever since the Southern rag
time, lynching, got to be so fashion
able, that when the habit became con
firmed that the mob would not always
hunt up a black man to practice upon.
We also contended that the moral ef
fect would be very bad upon the young
people. Both of these contentions
have been frequently verified. White
men have been lynched time and
again within the last decade and the
lynchers have gone unpunished in fact
lynching has become so common now
a-days that very little attention is paid
to it. One of the latest evidences of
the state of mind of the youth of the
country comes from Butte, ^Mont.,
where last week fifteen boys, ranging
from 12 to 15 years of age, confessed
that they attempted to lynch Joseph
Meyers, a chicken farmer whose life
had been made miserable and his fam
ily destitute by the depredations of
the gang of boys. In this case they set
fire to the man',8 house and when he
attempted to put out the flames they
overpowered him, put a rope aroimtl
P. M. Ringdal the Democratic candi
date for Governor of Minnesota,
boasted the other day as follows: "1
cast my first vote for Gen. Ben Butler
for president back in 18S4, and 1
have never voted for a winning candi
date for president since." It is to
be hoped that the hoodoo'that has
followed the presidental candidates
for whom he has voted all these years
will stay with him this time, as he
undoubtedly will vote for Wilson, and
God knows we do not wish him to
OUR FRIEND PRESIDENT TAFT,
Who Was Renominated on the First Ballot by the Republican National
Convention at Chicago.
his neck and attempted to lynch him.
The Hcr-anis cf the man's wife brought
assistance and the man's life was
saved, b-it the house was destroyed.
Rest assured that what ye sow that
shall ye also reap. There must come
a great day of reckoning Tor :ne people
of this country, and woe betide that
The last issue of the Tuskegee Stu
dent, contains a picture of Mr. J. H.
Washington, General SuperMlendent of
Industries, Tuskegee Institute, stand
ing by a huge watermelon grown by
himself. The exact measurement and
weight of the melon are 27 inches hi
length, 43 inch-s around the largest
parj, and tlio weight 72. pounds. Well,
if this is the sort of melons they grow
at Tuskegee no wonder the boys are
so well satisfied down there. The on
ly wonder with us is that the boys
ever let it grow to maturity. The
melon has been cut and eaten and ir
is said to have been as good tasting as
it was good looking.
The cycles of time and politics
bring about strange things. Only a
few years ago he was known as a
"heathen Chinee," but. the recent
primary eelction in "Basting" the
"Hub of the Universe," Charles H.
Shue a Chinaman, born of Chinese
parents in Seattle, 39 years ago, was
nominated for representative on the
Republican ticket, of course, as that
is the only party that holds the one
time Rooseveltian sentiment of "AH
men up." We certainly hope he will
g&&&* HON. JAMES S. SHERMAN,
Prof. Franklin H. Giddings, sociolo
gist of Columbia University, says,
there will be a war between the
whites and the blacks in this country
when the latter rises to a plane where
they can back up their claim for
equality. He also declares that en
i'ranchisment was a blunder, and that
political rights had been a hinderance
I rather than a help. It is a great pity
that the Professor cannot be changed
to a black man, th^n he would most
assuredly see things differently.
Renominated fcr Vice President bv Reru^lic^rs at ChicagoGreat Friend
of Afro-American People.
They are going some in Indianapo
lis. The dance hall proprietors have
been notified by the police authorities
that the "Bunny Hug," "Turkey Trot"
and "Bear Cat" are tabooed, and sa
loonkeepers will no longer be allowed
to operate electric pianos. Pretty
soon they will have so many lids on
the various amusements that a fellow
can't have a good time if he's got the
Mrs. Anna Charles Froman, of Bos
ton, who has passed the 92nd mile
stone in her life's journey toward the
grave, attributes her longevity to the
facts that she never wore a corset and
has not bathed too frequently. She
may be right in her belief, but she
will not be able to get many of her
sisters to follow her example, even
with long life as a reward.
If straws show the way the wind
blows, the renomination of old pitch
fork tillman for United States Senator
in South Carolina, the wind is blowing
from a very bad direction for the Afro
American. With both the Senate and
House dominated by Democrats and
Wilson in the White Housegood-bye
14ih and 15th amendments and every
thing else. See!
It is setting so now-a-days that it
isn't very dangerous for a woman to
murder her husbaml. Three women in
Chicago, who were accused of slaying
their hubbies, were acquitted in one
day this week.
Murray Schlos, the mililonarie Soci
alist has struck it just about right,
he says that Roosevelt is an "ego-
F. M'GHEE, LL7
jTHE LEADING LAWYER AND PUB-
LIC SPIRITED CITIZEN OF
ST. PAUL LAID TO REST.
Requiem Mass Was Celebrated at St.
Peter Claver ChurchHundreds At
tend the Services and Follow His
Remains to Their Last Resting
On last Sunday the.body of the late
Frederick L. McGhee, LL. u., lying in
state at the family residence, 665 Uni
nrdrsity, surrounded by scores of beau
tiful floral tributes that gave sweet
but mute testimony of the high esteem
in which he was held by his fellow
men, was viewed by hundreds of sor
The funeral services were held at
St. Peter Clavei* Catholic church, of
which the deceased had been a mem
ber nearly twenty years, on Monday
morning, Sept. 23, at 10:00 o'.clock.
The church, with the exception of
the seats that had been reserved for
the family and those connected with
the funeral in some way, was packed,
and when the funeral cortege arrived
there were hundreds surrounding the
church unable to gain admittance, it
being one of the largest funerals ever
held in St. Paul:1
Peopl of every race
and station wier, ^present to pay the
last tributes of respect to one who had
made himself indispensable in the
community and whose place cannot
easily be filled. The pressing throng
was skillfully handled *by the ushers,
Messrs. A. S. Weber and W. J. Gard
The altar, its candles and appurte
nances, were draped in sombre black
and solemn, almost painfuL stillness
There was a number of distinguished
persons present from both home and
abroad, among whom were noted:
Judge and Mrs. W. L. Kelly, Judge F.
N. Dickson, A.L. Larpenteur, Thos.
Howard, Thos. Brady, Dr. Dan. H.
Williams and Mrs. Julius N. Aven
dorph, Chicago Mrs. Julia Pitts and
daughter, Winnipeg Matt Scanlon,
'Redwood Falls Robert Hargadine,
White Bear, etc. The Ramsey Coun
ty Bar Association was represented
by a committee composed of James D.
Denegre, R. D. 0!Brien, W. T. Francis,
Thos. R. Kane, Thos. Daggett, C. W.
Farnham, S. D. Donnelly and J. P. An
The pallbearers from St Mary's
Court, Catholic Order of Foresters,
^pt MPs'-' Jia^a^aVk^iS
Jil^l ^^Hyi' "J,
FREDRICK L. McGHEE.
White Bear, Minn., of which Mr.
Ghee had been a' member for 18 years,
were: H. J.
"Remember my judgment, for thine
also shall be so yesterday for me to
day for thee."Eccles. 38:23.
It is sad but truepainfully true.
Even Nature seemed during the past
days -to have put on her garb of
mourning, for here lies under our eyes
the wreckage which marks the trail of
Death as he stalks victoriously through
the world. Here, under the full gaze
of this assemblage, is the relict of that
awful struggle of last Thursday night, i
when our departed friend grappled
with and was vanquished by the com-j
mon foe of humanitya foe who always
inspires terror, since his purpose is
always victory, and he never knows I
the eleventh hour, and He has palced
us there to earn our penny. If we pre
form our task, then we shall receive
our reward. If -we do not, then we are
He knew how to1
cesses of their hearts, and that he
established himself there your pre
sence jin this edifice is the Best proof
As a citizen, who was more public
spirited than Fred McGhes? He was
so wrapped up* in. the interests of the
community in wtii6liP||%,lived that it
was impossible for hifif not to lead'
the van for reform. Nor did he ever
forget that he was one of the race in
this country against whom the door
of opportunity is closed and barred
and who merely lives and breathes un
der the domination of another. Nei
ther did he forget the rights that be
long to him and his race and that those
rights should not be trampled upon 6r
set aside. There was not a time when
Fred McGhee as a citizen allied him
self to any political party and es
poused its principles that he allowed
himself to forget what he had most at
heart, the interests of his own people.
These he stood by with all the devo
tion and grit of a man of action and
a man of power, and when party prin
ciples and the interests of the race
clashed the race always claimed his
allegiance. Such is the public man
who will live long in the hearts of the
people he served. Like all public men
he had his enemies, that is unavoid
able in public life but what is that
compared to the friends, the host of
loyal friends he could always summon
to his aid. I have seen in my short
experience in St. Paul how Fred Mc
Ghee has stood almost alone for the
rights of his people. Many a time he
fought and lost, but when he faced de
feat he always died game.
As a Catholic Mr. McGhee is per
haps better known to me and to this
congregation than to most others, but
even as a Catholic his reputation was
in keeping with the universality of the
Church to which he gave his allegi
ance, universal in the limited sense
that right here in these United States,
North or South, East or West, you
will find Fred McGhee was known as a
Catholic and loved by his fellow
churchmen. Right here in this parish
was the scene of his activity to which
his former pastor can attest. Night
or day, sunshine or rain, winter or
summer, he was always here at the
pastor's beck and call. He labored for
church, for society and for the indi
viduals in this little church. His heart
was so wrapped up in the interests of
this little mission that at times his
name and the name of St. Peter Cla
vers were, though erroneously, inter
As a professional man his practice
brought him in touch with all races
and all conditions of men, and who
could ever imagine how generous he
was, how devoted and loyal to client
and friend, so much so that he was
sometimes regarded as reckless and im
prudent in his efforts to throw up the
barriers of protection for the helpless
and forsaken. Who knows of his liberal
ity? I can assure that not even his
wife knew the extent of his liberality
until death called him. Then it was
that his relations and friends had an
opportunity to see how his purse
strings had been drawn wide open for
the relief of poverty and distress.
The time comes, however, when we
must give an account of our steward
ship. It is certain, yes, frightfully cer
tain, that we must account in the
strictest manner some day.
Not more than four weeks ago I was
standing at the door of the Church
waiting for the worshippers as they
wended their way to the parochial
Fournell,- Loui Lahore, S. Au
ger, Chas. Millette.
As the funeral cortege entered the
holy edifice, Mrs.Harriet Loomis-Oliver
sang, 'Face to F^ace."
The casket which held the mortal
remains was what is known as state
casket of black broadcloth, with ex
tension handles of oxidized silver, and
by special permission there was laid
upon it the floral token of the be
At the appointed hour the services
began with the Solemn Requiem Mass,
which was celebrated by the pastor,
Rev. Stephen Theobold, the celebrant,
assisted by Rev. T. A. Printon of St.
Andrew church, Rev. John Cullinan of
the Cathedral, as deacon and Rev. Jo
seph Flack of St. Bernard church as
sub-deacon. William Daly and Earl
Weber were acolytes and Roy Weber i
assisted at the absolution. I
At the conclusion of the Mass Mr.
C. D. Jackson sang, "Crucifixion," by'
The Mass being completed, the ser
mon was delivered by Father Theo
bold, as follows:
ering the sacrament it was
It is unfortunate that it should fall
to my lot, insignificant as I am, to
preach the funeral sermon of Fred
McGhee. for he deserves a better eu
logy than I am capable of. Now, thejferred must inevitably pass away.
Master has sent each and every one of When I asked Mr. McGhee if he
us into his vineyard as laborers. He,' wished to be annotated, he hesitated,
the Lord and Master of all, places us! His good wife, standing by his bed-
therein, whether it is at the first side, said, "Fred, be annointed, the sac-
hour, the sixth hour, the ninth hour, or rament is healing too." He consented.
unprofitable servants, and we shall be On Saturday his strength began to
cut off and cast into outer darkness.
Fred McGhee 51 years ago breathed
the breath of life an* saw the light of
day for the first time. Little did he
think that he would have risen in this
America of ours, for he is undoubtedly
a national.character. What he accom
plished is due entirely to his indomi
table energy, his progressive activity,
his true Christian spirit which led him
to exhaustive knowledge of men and
affairs. So much that (like the chem
ist Working in his laboratory) he was
able to control
the inmosmen. re
I knewor thought I that course $1,000
Fred McGhee/ was at hiknew country
place, for that was the only cause (ex-
cept when business called him from
town) which prevented him participat
ing in the Sunday services. As I
looked I saw a man on Farrington ave
nue on crutches little did I think that
was the commencement of the end. I
was unable to persuade myself, at
first, that it was he, for I had never
him to be ill enough to cause
alarm, to his friends. He hobbled
along, and as he approached the church
I recognized him. He came not to his
post, but seated himself in the last
pew in that corner to participate, for
the last time, in the parochial services
of this church. After the services he
came into the sacistry to see me for
a while. Did I imagine that that was
his last visit to me?no. But there
was something sad in the tone of his
voice as he asked me, "Father, I wish
you to say a mass for me." That was
his last request. Only those of us who
know the import of a mass understand
the meaning of that request. He bade
me good-bye, and, lame as he was, he
passed through this sanctuary and
paid his respects to his Lord and Mas
ter in the tabernacle, and then he de
parted, never more to return to the
church until he was brought a corpse.
Two days after, I received a telephone
call from his devoted wife"Come,
Father," she said, and the Catholic
priest is ever ready for such calls.
"Come, Father, Mr. McGhee is suf
fering, and he needs you." I hurried
off and found him in excruciating tor
ture, yet with the tenacity of purpose
which characterized Mm he refused
from the start to concede any prospec
tive victory to Death. I saw him for
an hour. I knew his physical needs
had been attended to. I knew he
wanted me there to take care of the
interests of his soul, and I asked him,
"Do you wish to receive the sacrament
of Pennance now?" "No," he said,
"not yet. I am suffering, but it will
pass away. Just pray for me." The
next day I called and found him. to
my mind, in a worse condition, but in
response to my inquiry as to how he
jwas, he replied, "Oh, fine! fine!" Af-
th that he victor
aeiear. be passing througha a
a sacrament known as the Lasetd Unc0t
tion or annointing. Many Catholics
dread It without reason, for they im
agine that those on whom it is con-
The next morning he rallied, and con
tinued to improve for several days,
and there was a succession of rally
ings and relapses until the last days.
fail. On Sunday I saw him and read
and -prayed for him. He thanked me,
saying, "Oh, it is so consoling." He
frequently received the Holy Euchar
ist, the food^fo rhis soul. He knew
that without that sacrament he could
not have life eternal. On Thursday,
hardly had I sat down to my supper
when the telephone bell rang. I heard
a voice, which I recognized"Come,
Father, come quick. He is dying." In
a few minutes I was by his side. I
had the pleasure of staying with him
until he breathed his last. He suf
fered, but quietly. He remained con
Contlnued on4th Page.
Normal and industrial institute
Organized July 4, 1881, by the State
Legislature as The Tuskegee State Nor
mal School. Exempt from taxation.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON. Principal.
WARREN LOGAN, Treasurer.
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
Founded by tbe Soldien of tne 62d and 65th
Regiments of tbe tJ. S. Colored. Infantry.
Supported by tbe State of Missouri. Has
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unsurpassed Thirty teachers representing the
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WILBUR P. THIRKIELD. President.
Washington, D. C.
The Collegeof Arts and Science-KE^Y MIDLER, A. M., Dean.
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Por Catalogue and Special Information Address Dean of Department
High School, Grammar School and Industrial.
Good water, steam electri.c lights, good drainage. Expenses,s
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In the Black Belt of Alabama where the
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Over 1,500 students, more than 100 in
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Property consisting of 2.350 acres of
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Besides the work done by graduates as
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Tuskegee is 40 miles east of Mont
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Tuskegee is a quiet, beautiful old
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U?7 "911 Fo Informatio Addres
PRESIDENT R. W. MeGRANAHAN. Knoxville. Tenn.
following departments: College, NormaL
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Noted for Honest and Thorongh work.
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The aim of this school is to do prac
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its work is thorough its methods are
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The regular course of study occupies,
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902 STREET, WASHINGTON, D. C.
LARGE AND COMPETENT FACULTY
Piano,Voiceand Violin,Piano Tuning.Theory Analy
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Scholarships Awarded Artists* Recitals
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ANNIE E. GBINAGE.
This-institution of learning established in 1865,
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The facilities have recently been increased.
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The present enrollment is over 500.
The academic year begins on the Thursday
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Shaw University, Raleigh, N.
NORTH SIDE, PITTSBURGH, PA.
A Practical Literary and Industrial
Trades School for Afro-American Boy.'*
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p. Why do you wash in the hardest pos
sible way? Use PEAR.LINE, there's no
.bending over the tub, no back kinks, no
work to speak of, no wear and tear from
rubbing. Millions use PEAR-LINE. No
matter how or when you use PEAR.LIN E,
or however delicate your hands or the
fabric, it is absolutely arm
Pe^rlitve ih rigK6t63.ssel
WANTED, A SAMARITAN.
Prone in the road he lay.
Wounded and sore bestead:
Priests, Levites past that way,
And turned aside the head.
They were not hardened men
In human service slack:
His need was great: but then
His face, you see, was black.
From the New York Independent