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FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
President Taft Says It Is Essen
tial to Full Development.
Every once in awhile you will
meet a man whose vision is a
bit clouded, who talks about tbe
waste of money in teaching men
of your race the curriculum of
an academic institution. Instead
of sending them to the univer
sity, tbe claim is made that they
should be sent to manual train
ing institutions. Such a man has
never thought deeply on the sub
ject aud does not understand
that as a race which is striving
onward and upward j'ou need
many who shall be leadersmen
who shall figure in the learned
professions, many of them as
physicians, as lawyers and espe
cially as ministers.
Race Has High Ideals.
I believe in tbe higher educa
tion of the race so that the
leaders of the Afro-American
people may have high ideals, and
I believe they have. I believe
that they subscribe, as perhaps
some others in our community
life do not. to the majesty of the
law and have respect for con
stituted authority [hearty ap
plause] and for our institutions
as they are. I Great applause.]
President Taft at Howard Uni
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912.
THE MINISTER'S DUTY.
The minister of the gospel is, or
should be, one of the great leaders of
the people in his community. It is
his duty to give them sound advice
and direct them in the right way in
this world as well as to point out the
way to the life everlasting.
In the present campaign it is the
duty of every Afro-American preacher
who has the true interests of his race
at heart to explain to his people the
issues as they affect the Afro-Ameri
can. He can show that the Democratic
party has always been the bitter foe
of the race, and has invariably op
posed every measure proposed by the
Who Will Be Re-elected President
Republican party to better the race's
At the close of every sermon it
would be well to have a short heart
to-heart talk with the congregation.
At the close of every meeting during
the week say a word for the party and
keep up the enthusiasm.
It is not likely that any considerable
number of Afro-Americans will stray
away from the fold and vote for Wil
son or Roosevelt but as all Afro
Americans are not sensible, let the
preacher stand upon the watch-tower
and warn them ot the danger
Every minister of intelligence is
well informed regarding the present
political situation and he should lead
his people aright
END OF OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN
One ot the things which all newspa
pers boast ot with pardonable pride is
their age And it maj be a little sur
prising to some to know that in that
regard tne "Heathen Chinee" had all
the papers in the world beaten to a
frazzle until recently, according to the
following excerpt from the Scientific
The president of the Chinese Re
public, Yuan Schi Kai, recently sup
pressed the newspaper King-Bao,
which undoubtedly was the oldest pa
per in the world. For 1,500 years it
has reported the more important news
not only of China, but also of foreign
countries. At a time when the art of
printing and journalism was as yet
unknown in Europe, the Chinese Gong
Chung invented a means for making
types from lead and silver, and in the
year 400 A. D. the paper King-Bao was
printed, and has since been issued reg
ularly until recently. The first edition
was printed on ten sheets of yellow
silk, neatly tied together, and was thus
sent to all the high officials of the Chi
One often hears the complimentary
expression used: "His heart is in the
right place," and for one to have his
heart in the right place is usually a
good thing, but it happened to be a
good thing for David Krunish, an
of the United States in November.
ele\ en-year-old boy of New York, that
his heart was on the right side, in
stead of in the right place. Last
Monday he fell and was impaled on a
picket fence. One of the iron spikes
penetrated his left breast three inches
directly over the place where his
heart should be As his heart was not
in the right place, he is now on the
road to recovery
HON. JAMES S. SHERMAN.
Who Will Be Re-elected Vice President of the United States in November.
Charles Becker, police lieutenant of
New York, was found guilty of insti
gating the killing of Rosenthal, gam
bler, who objected to some of Becker's
plans, on last Thursday. The penalty
is the electric chair We are opposed
to capital punishment on general prin
ciples, but this is a case that calls toi
punishment to fit the crime, so we are
not inclined to
tsar jW-L2fcj&$dli* ^-d,*.-1
make any strenuous
objections, since, as Shylock says,
"that is the law
In order to have the hemousness
of any crime thoroughly investigated
and exploited and condemned it is
only necessary for the criminal to
have been born black, or some other
color than white. In fact, about the
greatest crime one can be guilty of is
to be born black. This is rather aw
ful to contemplate, too, in view of the
fact, that SEVEN-EIGHTHS of the
population of the world were not born
RESIGNED TO AID TAFT.
Cyrus Field Adams, of Illinois, Assist
ant Register of the Treasury.
Cyrus Field Adams, of Illinois, As
sistant Register of the Treasury, has
resigned his place in order that he may
not be hampered in the prosecution
of his work aid of the Republican
party and for the re-election of Presi
dent William Howard Taft. Mr.
Adams has held the office for nearly
President Taft has appointed South
ern Afro-American, J. F. Strickland,
of Arkansas, to fill the vacancy caused
by Mr. Adams' resignation. By this
act the President again disproves the
charge that he will not appoint South
ern Afro-Americans to representative
places in the government service. More
than two-thirds of the Afro-Americans
holding presidential appointments
were born the South or live in the
& wi *&**<
i SAINT PAUL
Mrs. L. Maxwell is improving.
Mrs. N. Prior is on the sick list this
Mr. Geo. B. Lowe is serving on the
district court jury this week.
Mr. L. M. Thornton has moved from
Payne avenue to 241 W. 9th street.
Mrs. Gibson Owens, formerly of 323
Farrington avenue, have moved to 487
St. Anthony avenue.
The Porters' and Waiters' Club,
Glover Shull, manager, has moved to
311 Hennepin avenue.
Today is the last registration day.
If you are not registered you cannot
vote, so you must register.
Mr. and Mrs-. Jerome Covington
have moved from Sherburne avenue
to 445 W. University avenue.
The Postal Savings Bank is open
evenings daily-from 9 to 7:30, and on
Saturday until-9'o'clock p. m.
FOR RENTTwo flats, one 4 rooms,
one 3 rooms, 192 W. Central avenue.
Apply on the premises.Advertise
FOR RENTTwo rooms furnished
for gentlemen or man and wife for
light housekeeping, 311 Rice street
If you gt THE APPEAL it is a
weekly reifinder to come and pay
what you owe for i~ Putting it off
only makes the bill larger.
Everyone who receiyes THE AP
PEAL and has not paid for it is ex
pected to pay for it. No one is en
titled to receive it free. This means
A small fire occurred in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Dillingham on last
Wednesday evening. It was soon ex
tinguished and there was but little
Lawyer R. O. Lee, who has been
in Canada on business for several
weeks, returned to the city last Sun
day. He will, however, return to
Mrs. Julia Hinson, of 138 E. Third
street, entertained at dinner, Wednes
day, Presiding Elder E. G. Jackson, of
Chicago, Rev. H. P. Jones and Miss
Carrie B. Monjoy.
Mr. R. M. Johnson returned from
Chicago last Saturday, bringing with
him his niece, Miss Ophelia B. Clark,
a 16-year-old young lady, who will
make her home in the city.
Owing to certain unavoidable cir
cumstances the full account of the
"Silver Wedding" of Mr. and Mrs. T.
E. Franklin cannot appear this week,
but will be published next week.
Wait and watch for the Ladies'
Drill under the auspices of the Ladies'
Aid Society of Pilgrim Baptist church,
at the church, Thursday, Nov. 28.
Tickets 25 centsAdvertisement.
Mr. and Mrs George Watkins were
in the city this week enroute from
New York for their home in Calgary,
Can. They were the guests of Mr
George Kelly, of University avenue.
Make money easy at home corre
sponding for newspapers experience
unnecessary. Send stamp for partic
ulars. Empire Prpss Syndicate. Mid
dleport, N. -Y.This is a snap.Ad-
Barretts Mueller, Funeral Direct
ors and Embalmers, 490 St. Peter
street, tor $75, will furnish for a fu
neral: A cloth covered casket, em
balming and service, two carriages,
hearse and grave.Advertisement.
A SNAPDon't let this get away
from you. A fine, New York make,
upright piano that cost $250.00, for
sale for $50 down and $50 in instal
ments. Apply at Minnesota Realty
Co., 5X6 New York Life Bldg. Both
PROP. C. S. PATTY'S HERB
MEDICINES can be had only at the
corner of University avenue and Mac
kubin street. If you are not feeling
well it will certainly be worth your
while to learn about these remedies.
Tri-State Phone 5732.Advertisement
P. H. Harm & Bro., the popular
jewelers and opticians, formerly of
237 Robert street, have moved to
larger and better quarters at No. 14
East Sixth street, between Wabasha
and Cedar, where they will be pleased
to see old and new patrons.Adver
If you haven't lately visited George
Davis' Restaurant and Dairy Lunch,
No. 154 E. Third street, you are miss
ing something. His cook now is Miss
Sarah Towles, and the toothsome
meals she gets up can't be beat. Just
go and try the regular dinner once
and you'll go again. Dinner 25 cents.
SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE
VAULTS.We invite your inspection.
It costs little to place your oapers,
cash securities and valuables in abso
lute safety. Boxes in our vaultg can
be had for $4 per year Store your
boxes, trunks, etc., with us. North
western Trusl Co 138 Endicott Ar
ALBION W. HOLDENF i
house painting, hand oil finishing,
varnishing, staining, wall tinting,
etc., done on short notice. First
class, durable work guaranteed.
General repairing and jobbing of all
kinds. Send or leave orders at 527
St. Anthony Ave., or telephone Dale
2055. Estimates furnished.Advertise
Dr. W. T. Mitchell, dentist, has now
opened his dental parlors in suite No.
403 Court Block, 24 E. Fourth street,
where he is prepared to do any work
in his line at reasonable rates. Hours:
9:00 a m. to 12:00 m. and 1:00 p. m.
to 5:00 p.m He respectfully solicits
the patronage of any needing dental
work done and guarantees satisfac
Dr. W. F. Watkins, the dentist,
though a young man, has had quite
an extensive practice. He practiced
seven years in Montgomery, Ala., and
had a branch office at the same time
at Tuskegee Institute before coming to
St. Paul. His dental parlors are in the
Newton Building, corner 5th and Min
nesota, Suite 301-302, where he has the
lastest and finest electrical appli
ances used in up-to-date dentistry.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by mil
lions of mothers for their children
I while teething, with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and
is tiie best remedy for diarrhoea. Sold
by druggists In every part of the
world. Be sure and ask for "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take
no other kind. Twenty-five cents a
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT THE
GREAT "FLOUR CITY."
Matters Social, Religious and General
Which Have Happened and are to
Happen Among the People of the
Mrs. Maria Waterford and daughter,
of Portland, Ore., are visiting their sis
ter and aunt, Mrs. Laforce, 3226 Third
If you want to buy a lot or house
or want to rent see Mr. Jasper Gibbs.
Jr. Phone N. W. Cedar S. 3830.Ad-
The band boys' ball at the South
Side Auditorium last Monday was very
delightful, everybody in the large
crowd present having a fine time.
Keystone Hotel and Buffet, 1313
Washington Avenue South. Rooms
and Meals by Day, Week or Month.
Rooms $1.50 per month and up. Spe
cial rates for theatrical people. Kidd
Mr. Robert Canty wishes to call the
attention of THE APPEAL readers to
his restaurant and cafe, "The Little
Pekin," located on Third avenue
South, next to Parker's barber shop.
Catering and parties can be handled
on short notice.Advertisement.
WHEN IN ST PAUL go to the
St. Louis Kitchen, No. 138 E. Third St.,
apstairs, for your meals. All home
cooking. All regular meals 25 cents.
Breakfast from 7:00 to 1100 a. m.
dinner from 12:00 m. to 3 00 p. ml
supper from 5:00 to 00 VTrQ Julia
Hinson, Prop. Tel. T. S. 2718.Ad-
Pride of the West Chapter No. 30,
O. E. S., will give a Hallowe'en party
at Masonic Hall, 24th street and 5th
avenue S., Thursday night, Oct. 31
Music by McCullough Orchestra. Ad
mission 35 cents. Committee: Myrtle
Judy, chairman, Ella Johnson, Mattie
Johnson, Eileen Martin, Louise Don
aldson, Agnes Eddings, Sarah Robin
Prepared by H. Robinson in the in
terest and by the authority of Lewis
H. Peter the amount to be paid there
for is $3.00.
LOUIS H. PETERS.
Republican Candidate for County Com
missioner Ramsey County.
Louis H. Peters, one of the Repub
lican candidates for County Commis
sioner of Ramsey county, who seeks
re-election, is one of the wheel horses
of the party. He was born in St. Paul
and is 37 years of age and has con
ducted a successful business in the city
for eighteen years. He is a household
er and taxpayer and has always stood
high in his party, and was highly
spoken of as a candidate for Mayor at
one time, but declined so as to con
tinue to look after some important
measures he had inaugurated on the
County Board. He has made a good
record as Commissioner and is perfect
ly willing to stand or fall on the rec
ord he has made. No mistake will be
made in voting for him.
BARRETT & MUELLER.
Undertakers, 490 St. Peter Street.
One of the comparatively new un
dertaking establishments of St. Paul
is that of Barrett & Mueller, No. 490
St. Peter street, as the firm began
business only last June, but the mem
bers of the firm are experts in the
business. Mr. Barrett has been in the
profession over seven years and was
formerly manager of the well and fa
vorably known Nagel Undertaking Co.
Mr. Mueller has been in the business
for over nine years and was formerly
with the firm of Mueller Bros on Day
tons Bluff. Mrs. Barrett, formerly
Mrs Wm. Nagel, is the lady attend
ant. The patronage of the readers of
THE APPEAL is solicited. We guar
antee satisfactory service and prices
Advertisement. The Negro Year Book and Annual En
The Negro Year Book has just been
published under the auspices of Tus
kegee Institute. Among the subjects
treated in the work are.
"A Review of the Negro in lyll."
"The Economic Progress of the Ne-
"The Negro in the Religious Field."
"Negro Soldiers and Heroes."
"A Chronological History of the Ne
gro in America.'
It contains much valuable informa
tion in a concise and systematic form.
It is bound in paper and has 229 pages
Price 25 cents, postage 5 cents
Address Negro Year Book Co, Tus
kegee Institute, Ala.Advertisement.
PORTERS' AND WAITERS' CLUB.
317i/2 Wabasha Street, St. Paul.
One of the most pleasant places for
gentlemen to spend their leisure hours
is the PORTERS' AND WAITERS'
CLUB, 317% Wa/basha street, up
stairs. Samuel Taylor, familiarly
known as "Sam Patch," is the presi
dent, and genial Jas. Garner is the sec
retary, and they will endeavor at all
times to make things pleasant for vis
itors. Phone N. W. Cedar 9001.Ad-
Anyone wishing to purchase a fine
Tuxedo suit for a low price is re
quested to call at THE APPEAL of
fice for further particulars. Size 42,
for a man about 5 feet 6 inches in
height. This is a snap.Advertise
Race Fares Well Under Tan
ANNUAL SALARIES $20,000.
Twenty-seven Colored Employees.
Place of Custodian Created For Ma
jor (Now Lieutenant Colonel) Arthur
Brooks, National Guard of the Dis
trict of ColumbiaHis Commission
Signed by President Taft.
When Mr. Taft became president.
March 4, 1909. there were six colored
messengers and laborers employed in
tbe executive office. In the reorgani
zation of the office in 1911 two were
transferred to positions in the depart
mental service. One was afflicted with
tuberculosis, and tbe president had him
transferred to a good position in the
war department in New Mexico on ad
vice of his physician. Since the pres
ident's inauguration three colored em
ployees have been addedMajor Ar
thur Brooks, commanding First Sepa
rate battalion. N. G. D. C, for whom
the place of custodian was created:
William Pannell and Harry L. Mickey.
In the executive mansion the follow
ing Afro-Americans, in addition to sev
eral others who are still on the rolls,
were employed at the time the presi
dent came into office: Messrs. Duncan,
Amosr Breut. Reeder and Pinckny.
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HON. JAMES B. REYNOLDS.
Secretary Republican National Committee.
PRESIDENT TAFT'S DEEP SYMPATHY FOR THE RACE.
I am fully alive to the heart pangs that a colored man endures when
suffering from the contemptuous insults of white men not at all his equal
either in point of intelligence or devotion to duty. know the sense of
injustice that has oftentimes burned itself into his breast when he real-
izes that his rights have been trampled upon and his claims to fair treat-
ment rejected solely because of the color of his skin.-President Wilham
Mr. Duncan was transferred to the
treasury department at an increased
salary. Mr. Brent was transferred as
a clerk to the city postoffice at an in
creased salary, Mr. Reeder was trans
ferred to the state department. Mr
Pinckny was given a good place in the
executive office, and Mr. Amos was
given a good place in New York
All ot these places were filled by the
president with colored men. In addi
tion the president appointed tbe follow
Ing Afro-American employees at the
executive mansion. W. W. Brown,
J. W. Mays. S. C. Jackson, L. C. Peters
and Miss Annie Brooks. When the
president came into office there were
five colored coachmen and hostlers at
the White House stables. On account
of changing from carriages to automo
biles, chauffeurs and footmen were em
ployed, but places were found in the
departments for four of these coach
men and hostlers and the other volun
tarily accepted a position in New York.
There are on the regular payroll of
the executive office six colored em
ployees whose salaries aggregate
$5,690 per annum. On the regular pay
roll of the executive mansion there aiV
twenty colored employees whose an
nual salaries aggregate $11,562. Ont
colored employee in the White House
.irage receives a salary or $7u pel
annum. A number of colored men aud
women are employed for duty at func
tions during the social season and then
pay in the aggregate amounts to more
than $1,000. The total amount paid to
Afro-Americans at the White Hou is
nearly $20,000 per annum.
After twenty-five years of faithful
service as the commanding officer of
a battalion of the national guard of the
District of Columbia, Major Arthur
Brooks has recently been retired with
the rank of lieutenant colonel. Hi*
commission was signed by President
Taft. Lieutenant Colonel Brooks i*
still on duty as custodian at the White
DAVID S. BARRY.
Director Publicity Bureau, Republican National Committee.