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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1918.
JUSTICE, NOT OFFICES.
The Detroit Informer comes out in
defense of President Wilson and
thinks that the Anti-Segregation Dele
gation which presented a monster
petition bearing the signatures of 20,-
'00 Afro-Americans acted hastily.
The Informer further says that
there "are other questions of more
mportance pending engrossing his
I the President's) attention than the
appointment of members of the race
THE APPEAL believes thatlt is al
^vays right to protest against wrong
and injustice and the time to protest
13 when the wrongs and injustices are
'eing perpetrated. The President is
.he head of the Nation and he does
not need the assistance of a single per
son to stop segregation. It would not
matter if every member of Congress
objected to his decision, a single word
from him would stop it instantly.
THE APPEAL has read the peti
tion, Mr. Trotter's speech as chairman
of the delegation, and all the matter
pertaining to the petition and there is
not one word about the appointment
of Afro-Americans to office. The ob
ject of the petition is to end a con
dition of affairs which is a disgrace
to a country which calls itself a Chris
tian democracy. "/w
The Informer seems to be very
much worried about appointment to
office but tnat is of little, consequence
in comparison to the greater question
whether caste is to be introduced into
chis country and if Afro-Americans are
to be appointed to office with the un
derstanding that they are to segregate
their employes THE APPEAL does
not hesitate to say that a colored man
who would accept any appointment
with such conditions attached would
be lower than the vilest reptile that
trawls upon tne earth.
It is of course proper then, that
President Wilson should give the
Afro-American representation in presi
dential offices and that matter should
taken up later, but the matter now
in hand is segregation and that is the
matter to be handled first,
The 20,000 Afro-Americans who have
joined together to agitate this ques
tion of inequality and wrong are fight-f
ing for a great principle. We want
justice, not oinces. A
^ThE ONLY SOLUTION. i
Recently at the Church of England"
Congress at Southampton, Sir Sidney
Olivier, who was governor of Jamaica
from 1907 to the end of 1912, put for
ward the claim that no solution of the
American color question was possible
except by a resolute disclaimer of the
color line and the race differention
Sir Sidney Olivier certainly knows
what he is talking about. In the
Island of Jamaica, where he was gov
ernor for "five years, there are about
800,000 colored people and only 20,000
whites and yet there is absolutely no
friction between the races. Jamaica
is a British colony and the govern
ment is just. Colored men enjoy ev
ery civil and politcal right which white
men have and there is no color line.
Among other things Sir Sidney said:
"My study and comparison, of con
ditions in the United States and the
West Indies," he said, "has brought
me to that conclusion. American and
colonial politicians and publicTnen are
not Exeter Hall abolitionists nor
evangelical Christian missionaries. I
do not expect them to adopt the meth
ods of missionaries, nor do I sympa
thize with all their programmes. ,But
it cannot be ignored that it happened
that the faiths of the men who laid
the foundations for the peaceful de
velopment of the mixed community in
Jamaica were democratic and human
itarian and, above all, uncompromis
"Were race differentiation held to it
must increase civil discord. When the
balance of numbers is as it is in the
South in America It must tend to
foster obscure preparations for civil
war and rebellion. If statesmen and
citizens face in the contrary direction
I do not say that they will attain im
mediately civil peace, but I am confi
dent that they will be traveling the
only road toward it.
"I do not suggest that race does not
greatly affect facilities for combina
tion between humans in healthy
national life, but race difference is
only one of many schismatic agencies.
The solution of the difficulty involves
discipline for the white man as well
as the black."
BRAVE BISHOP WALTERS.
Bishop Alexander Walters of the A.
M. E. Z. church, a prominent Afro
American leader in the Democratic
party, in an open letter flatly denies
that he ever endorsed segregation in
any shape or form.
He says that the statement that he
favored an all-colored Register of the
Treasury office is absolutely false.
And he tells his defamers to write to
Secretary McAdoo and ask him about
The last paragraph in his statement
"I say once and for all that I have
never endorsed segregation in any de
partment and never will. Do you
thing I have lost my senses and my
interest in my race? I would die be
fore I would betray my race."
That's the right sort of talk. Now
let us hear from the other leaders
who have been charged with endors
A Berlin correspondent writes that
Mohammedanism is gaining more
proselytes than is Christianity, among
the natives of the African colonies and
tribes that once professed the latter
are now relapsing into the former.
The result is the most natural thing
in the world.
The missionary is stuffed full of
color prejudice, he accepts his calling
because it is the best job in sight, and
he cares nothing for the native, but
holds him'in utter contempt as a "nig-
The native in a short time learns
to care nothing for the missionary,
because he discovers that he is a
hypocrite and a fraud. He repays his
contempt in kind.
A man who is saturated with Amer
ican race prejudice is a very poor
specimen of Christianity and is not
needed by the natives.
It seems that the fate of the Titanic
passengers who were lost through in
adequate life-saving apparatus has not
had sufficient effect upon the law mak
ers and the executives of the law to
cause them to safeguard human lives.
The terrible disaster of the Volturno
ought to start afresh methods to pro
tect sea-going passengers. Affidavits
have been made by survivors of that
"hell ship" stating that many of the
officers and crew were drunk, life
boats were rotten, life preservers also
rotten and not supplied with proper
straps, life boat chains rusty and could
not be lowered from the davits, etc.
More stringent laws should be made
for the safeguarding of human lives.
The employers of the United King
dom are forming a new union and pro
pose to raise a guarantee fund of $2,-
500,000 in order to protect themselves
against strike movements by the trade
unions and other labor organizations.
Certainly a good move for the biggest
trust on earth is the labor union as
it now i&e&z
Would you think that $20,000,000
worth of toys have been made in this
country, or will be made before this
year is out, and $9,000,000 will be im
ported? That's what is claimed as
the record breaker for the yearr
There were several out of the or
dinary features in connection with this
wedding that caused a lot of people
to be vastly more interested in it,
than they were in th notable wedding
which was about to take place at the
White House, and caused it to pale
into utter insignificance. It was the
wedding of the pastor of the church
to be solemnized in the church, with
the wedding reception in the church
parlors. The Bishop of the district
was to perform the ceremony at the
early hour of 6:00 o'clock p. m. So
when the appointed hour arrived on
Thursday of last week the church was
filled to overflowing.
The church had been specially
decorated for the occasion by Mr. C.
H. Miller. A strip of carpet was laid
from the curbing to the church door,
and then a white canvass ran up the
aisle to the altar, wnere the decora
tions consisted of two tall and two
shorter columns of white,
trimmed with smilax and pink and
yellow roses. Prom the tops of the
columns green arches were stretched,
pendent from the center of which, was
a large white wedding bell. Back of
the columns were banked a profusion
of ferns and palms and blooming
flowers, making a most beautiful back
ground for the picture.
Above all the other decorations
there was hung a light circular frame
stretching clear across the altar upon
which in large silver letters these
words appeared: "Whom God Has
Joined Together, Let No Man Put
Asunder." The entire decorations
were original, unique and beautiful,
and reflected great credit upon their
Just before the arrival of the bridal
party Mme. Addie Crawford-Minor
sang, "O, Ligth Eternal," and just as
the last notes of the beautiful song
floated away upon the ambient air the
groom with his fair young bride lean
ing upon his arm proceeded up the
aisle, as the wedding march from
Lohengrin was played by Mr. Robert
Strong. When they reached the altar
and had taken their places under the
wedding bell, Bishop B. P. Lee of
Wilberforce, who came to St. Paul ex
pressly for the occasion, read the
ceremony that made the couple one,
the soft sweet tones of the "Trau
merei" arising from the organ the
After the ceremony Mendelssohn's
wedding march was played a,s the
newly made man and wife left the
church auditorium for the church par
lors where the wedding reception be
gan. *~i A^^'f^f^f^J
Messrs. E W. Crancum, J. W. Kelly,
B. C. Archer and James Lynn were
the ushers, there were no attendants.
A Very Notable Matrimonial
If there is one thing more than an
other that will arouse the interest of a
communityespecially the female por
tionit is a prospective marriage be
tween prominent or well known per
sons. It is not surprising, then, that
when tne invitations were issued for
the marriage of Rev. Henry P. Jones,
the most learned and eloquent pastor
of St. James A. M. E. church ever had,
and the charming Miss Caroline B.
Monjoy, that there was much excite
ment in society circles, over the ap
Rev. Jones during his pastorate of
more than three years has made many
warm friends and admirers who were
anxious to witness his embarking upon
the matrimonial sea and wish him and
his bonnie bride bon voyage.
The bride, who is the fortunate pos
sessor of numerous personal charms,
is a native of Louisville, Ky., where
she graduated from the high school
in 1904. She came to S Paul and
entered St. Joseph hospital as a nurse
and was graduated in 1907 and has
the distinction of being the first and
only Afro-American nurse to graduate
in St. Paul. She spent several months
in Europe last year in a professional
The bride was gowned in white
satin charmeuse entrain with -trim
mings of real imported lace. She
wore a wedding bonnet of real lace a
century old, an heirloom in her fam
ily, which had adorned the heads of
six brides. From the dainty bonnet,
caught up by orange blossoms floated
a tulle veil to the hem of her gown.
She carried a large shower bouquet
of white chrysanthemums and made
a very beautiful bride.
The groom wore the regulation at
tire for an afternoon wedding. "*g^|
Congratulations were extendedTancl
the refreshments were served under
the supervision of the officers and
members of the auxiliaries of the
church. The ice cream and cake was
from Ramaley's and was furnished by
the men who are employed by him. A
special feature was the imitations of
peaches, pears, strawberries, etc., in
colors in ice cream.
There was an immense crowd but
the service was so perfect that' by
eight o'clock the reception was virtu
ally over. ^f-
At one end of the assembly room
were displayed the -numerous and
beautiful presents which showed in a
substantial way the esteem In which
the high contracting parties are held.
The following Is a fist of the prea
f|ents and their donora:
R.cv. Henry P. Jones, Pastor of St. James
African Methodist Episcopal Church is
Wedded to Miss Caroline B. Monjoy by
Bishop B. F. Lee, With Great Eclat.
Two silk handkerchiefs, Rev. N. R.
Morgan, Clarinda, Iowa.
Hammered brass tray, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Peoplesp Mr and Mrs. Donald-
Ohio Monroe, aeipre
____, ___. Mrst.o W. S.Mr. Johnson, Mrr.W. and. Mrs J-.
son, Mr. and Mrs. Buttner, Minneapo-
Set doilies Mrs Watkins Park
Cut glass cream and sugar, Mr. and
Mrs. John Craig and Horace Craig,
Vase, Rev. S. L. Theobald.
Half dozen hand painted plates, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Broyles, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Black, Mr.
and Mrs. P. H. Anderson, Mr."and
Mrs. Lonire, Mrs. Kate Crawford, Miss
Bessie Johnson, C. Brown, C. Hughes,
Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Duluth.
Cut glass bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Oold- ?nA
C. H. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Walker, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hart, Mr.
and Mrs. N. W. Going, Mr. and Mrs. H.
High, Mr. andV Mrs. J. W. Cleary, Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs.
K. B. Bond, Mr. and Mrs. O. Lobbins,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hanley, Mr. and
Mrs. F. B. Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Tandy, MT. and Mrs. W. Hood, Mrs.
Lela Manning, Blanche "Walker, Ida
Mae Johnson, Hattie Hobbs, Messrs
stone, Milwaukee, Wis. Hatton, Miss Mable Johnson, Mr.
Silver and glass cake plate, Mrs.
Mattie Neal, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. JLeek,
Set silver bouillon spoons, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Jenkins, Keokuk, Iowa.
Silver trayfriends of Pilgrim Bap
tist churchMr. and Mrs. J. B. John
son, Rev. and Mrs. E. H. McDonald,
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Francis, Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Wills, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. James,
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Howard, Mr. and
Mrs. M. A. Bowling, Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Payne, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Hall, Mr.
and Mrs. D. E. Beasley, Mr. and Mrs. i
Emma Harding, Mrs. Dorsey, Misses i
Table clothe Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Jones,-Mr. and Mrs. A, J. Fields, Keo
Table cover, Rev. and Mrs. R. B.
Marley, Albia, Iowa.
Picture, "The Good Shepherd," Mrs.
Branch, Wm. Branch, E.. C. -Branch.
Sofa pillow cover, Oscar Sanders.
Clock, Dr. S. Flournoy, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Coleman, Mr. end Mrs. W. H.
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Teabeau,
Mrs. Lena B. Porter, Mr. and Mrs. P.
D. Bland, Mr. and Mrs. Shortridge,
Mrs. Henrietta Buckner, Louis Greg
ory, Keokuk, Iowa.
Crumb scraper and" trayT Primary
Department S James A. M. E. Sun
Chrysanthemums, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Chrysanthemums, Rev* Daniel Hard
ing, Lake City, Minn.
Cut glass dish, Mr. and Mrs. Pelix
Three ramequins, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Haviland china dinner set, Dresden
china fruit compote, silver chafing
dish, Mother Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Adam
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Mills,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Adams, Rev. and
Mrs. J. S. Strong, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas
Strong, Mr. and Mrs. John Hickman,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. B.
C. Archer, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Lucas,
Mrs. C. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mil
ton, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Allen, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Pope, Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Sayles, Mr. and Mrs J. W. Pew, Mr.
and Mrs. O. C. Mayo, Mr. and Mrs.
H. S. Brown, Mr and Mrs. Samuel
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Melker,
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Raymond, Mr. and
Mrs. D. O. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Shedd
Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dover,
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Charleston, Mr. and Mrs. J.
jW. Blair, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lyles,
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lindsay, Mr. and
lis. tey, Mr.e and Mrs. J. C. Rouerts, Mr.
Table cover Mrs BelDre, sna
Set silver salad spoons, Mr.
Mrs. Fred Lacy, Belpre, Ohio.
Set silver kniveB and forks, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Hyde, Minneapolis.
Crochetted purse, Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Keller, Keokuk Iowa. I
White necktie, W. S. Burns, Keokuk, i
Centerpiece, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
S. L. Ransom, Allen French, Jr., Henry Charleston, Mr. an.d Geo. Gris-
Johnson, John Daubins, A. V. Hall. I
ana Mrs. Abbey, Mr. and Mrs! &,&. ?ta SSteJKS. &
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. G. Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Glover, Mr. and Mrs. J. Duncan,
Mrs. English, Mr. and Mrs. O. Upthe
grove, Mr. apd Mrs. Newcomb, Mr.
and Mrs. 0 Graham, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Smith, Mrs. Kelso, Misses L. O.
Smith, Sadie Marshall, Alice Marshall, Lowrey, Anoka, Minn.
Essie Mason, Myrtle Ihler, Minneapo
Cut glass vaserMrTand Mrs. W. H.
Pair pillow slips, Mrs. Blanche John
son, Milwaukee, Wis.^T^tJ I
Table cover, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.^Tate
and Mrs. Rebecca Logan, Milwaukee,
Lunch cloth, Mrs. Taylor Burns,
Kem^p anT daughters, Chicago. ton ^"ST,ts,*-5Sd.T
Cut glass vase, Mrs. J. A. Puryear,
Linen table cloth, Mrs. M. J. Alden,
3 E. Beckley, Ellen Gregory, S. J.
Goins, Richie Johnson, Mary Smith,
Fannie Armstrong, H. Woodard, J. a
Alden, Anna Alden, Keokuk, Iowa.%J%
Silver jelly spoon, Mr. and Mrs. E.
A. Summers, Keokuk, Iowa.
Table eover^Rev. and MrsTB. U.
Taylor* Des Moines,. Iowa.
Table cover, Mr* and* Mrs. J. W.
Draine, Mr. and/Mrs. Alonzo Draine,. Horton, MilwauKee, Wis. jg|
Silver berry spoon, Mrs. Endora and
M. Taylor, Belpre, Ohio. Cut glass bowl, Miss Kittie E.
Lunch cloth and napkins, Mr. and Owens, Keokuk, Iowa. Sfer^
Mrs. W. A. Ziegler, Virginia, Minn. SilverL spoon, Rev. D. E. Butler.'^Au-
Bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. John Ed-feora
wards, Mr. and Mrs. A. White, Ottawa, Table scarf, Mesdames JL 8. Bcjfe
Ifflnois ~ly^ A* Mitchell, Minneapolis
and Mrs Stan
Mrs. J. Aa. Vassr, Mr.H and,-Mrs. B. R.
Durant, Mr. and Mrs. C. Charleston,
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Moker, Mrs. Sarah
Dover, Mrs. Grace Booker, Mr. L.
xew, Mr. W. Reynolds, Mrs. Effie
ee Mrs. Lenora Brown, Miss
Vassar, Mrs. Laura Pickney,
Cut glass nappy, Bishop and Mrs. C. I Emma Riley, Mr. J. A. Wilson.,c Mrs
T. Shaffer, Chicago. Mary Brewin, uix. and Mrs. M. Salter,
Cut glass bowl, H. O. Hendrickson. Mr. and?Mrs.n C. P. Tyler, Mr. and
Cheese box, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.'
Fanni.e Bennett, Mrs. J. St. Clare, Mrs.
Mai Stafford, Mrs. George Lowe, Mrs.
Vassar, Mr and Mrs. Anderson,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Lyles, Mr. and
Mrs. R. B. Beard, Mr. and Mrs. B. L.
White, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Mason, Dr.
and Mrs. O. D. Howard, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Bass, Mr. and Mrs. 0. Allen, Mr.
and Mrs. Elkins, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Share,
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Rickman, Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. Mclntire, Miss Edith Leon
ard, Mrs. Isabelle Grissom, Mrs. ~Ella
Edwards, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mrs. L.
B. Hall, Mrs. Anna Moffet, Miss Mable
Moffet,r Mrs. Downing, Mrs. L. Robin-
Cotton Mr. Ed Hatton, Mr
Bradford, Mrs. A. L. Ridley and daugh
ter, Mrs. Allen, Miss Marguerite De
teen, Mrs. Lucy French, Mrs. F. E.
Henley, Mrs. Mamie Brown, Mrs. Nel
lie Butler, Mrs. Julia Billups, Prof. W.
A. Weir, Mrs. Ray, Mrs. Rose Davis,
Mrs. Lillian Mcintosh, Mr. Jv J. John
son, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. M.
Fogg and daughter, Mrs. T. J. Irvin,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Williams, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Louis Ervin, Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Wheeldin, Mr. and Mrs. Kerney,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Parker, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Jack
son, Mr and Mrs A Mr
Mrs.. Jas. Cox, Mr.. an.dHarrisW. Mrs A,.
Hilyard, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Lynn, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. O'Bannion, Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
W. Erwin, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Liggins,
Mrs. Geo. Hoage, Mr. and Mrs. T. Wil
liams, Mr. R. M. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. BirdeauK, Mr. and Mrs. B. D.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs J. W. Walton,
Mr .and Mrs. I. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs.
Adams, Mr. and i^rs. Thos. Neal,
an Mrs. J. W. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs.
Hardy, Mr. and Mrs.F Ja. H-.
and Mrs i'-Mrs. Lewis Rev and
Picture, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mitchel wVaTke? S TB^S^V^
Mother jwnn "i?* C. E Coleman, Mrs.
anrt Mothe Johnson,
Table cover, Mesdames R. A. Martin
and W. Griffin, Seattle, Wash.
One dollar, Rev. and Mrs. D. W.
Brown, Muscatine, Iowa.
Set hand painted plates, Mr. and
Mrs. P. C. Clark, Milwaukee, Wis.
Mirror and half dozen individual
salts, Mr. and Mrs. Burgett and fam
ily, Milwaukee, Wis.
Centerpiece, Dr. and Mrs. R. S.
Taylor, Mrs. S. Taylor,
Cora Pritchett, Mrs. Kate Meyers, Mr.
McCarmel, Mrs. Etta Lane, Mrs. Mary
Wright, Mr. G. J. Jackson, Mrs. Lizzie
Kellum, Mrs. Mattie Smith, Mrs.
Grier, Mrs. C. Waldon, Mr. Bridges^
Mr. Arthur Winstead, Mr. J. B. King,
Mrs. Mallie Furr, Mr. and Mrs M*
Brady, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Morgan,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Williams, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Hatcher, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Waldon, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bean, Mr.
and Mrs. K. Mr. and Mrs
Robinson, Belle Plains, Ohio. Coleman, Mr. S. J. Cuthbert, Mrs. ues
Three towels, two wash cloths, Rev
and Mrs. Peterson, Glencoe, 111.
Rocking chair, Mr. and Mrs. J. N
Barnett.,Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs Lero
sie Carr, Mr. A. J. McMurray, Mr. G.
H. Landis, Mr. G. L. Palmer, Mr
Caldwell, Mrs. C. Lewis, Mr. J. Mor-
man, Miss Helen Washington, Mrs. S
Lawrence, Mr. P. C. Haskins, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Dillingham, Mrs. Marcia
Picture, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Lowe.
Mother of Pearl bowl, Mr. M. A.
Brass fern basket, Rev. D. Harding.
Dozen linen handkerchiefs, Mr. and
Mrs. Owen Howell. -^-w^
Motto book, Mr. and Mrs
Salt and pepper cruets, "Rev. and
Mrs. B. Stovall, Davenport, Iowa.
Towel, Rev. W. B. Jones, Davenport,
Pair towels, Rev. and Mrs. J. S.
Woods, Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. J. R. Washing-
Silver gravy bowl, C. C. Felthaus.
Cake, Mesdames Josephine Ander
son and Wilson.
Table scarf, Mr. and Mrs. H. Milner.
Hemstitched napkins, Mrs. Julia
Jackson, Minneapolis. %f^^,|^
Set crocheted doilies? MrsT Ida G.
Pair towels, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo
B3. Jones, Jersey City, N. J.
Pair towels, Mr. and Mrs. O. M.
and peper cruets, Remand Mrs.
Miss Daisy Ware, Keokuk, Iowa, Pair embroidered pillow cases, Miss
Pair pillow cases, Mr. and Mrs. s.'
and family, Minneapolis, .^-m
Silver spoon, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Twiggs, Evanston, 111.
Towels, Mr. and Mrs Geo.^Mott,
Keokuk, Iowa. "-C
Silver butter knife and sugar spoon,
Rev. and Mrs. M. I. Gordon, Joliet, 111.
Hemstitched sheets, Mrs. Frances
Watson, Sistersville, W. Va
Copper tray, salad bowl, fork and
spoon, Mrs. Mary Moore, Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Brown, Mrs. Addie Minor,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Alexander, Miss
Emma K. Archer, Miss Treaca Archer,
Mr. Wm. Archer, Miss Cora Anderson,
Mrs. Lola Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Bellesen, Mr, S. J. Belleseh, Jr., Mrs
J. E. Burroughs, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Bradley, Mrs. S. N. Bibbs, Mrs. Ella
Brunson, Mrs. Frances Bromley, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Cotton and family,
Mrs. Julia Cotton, Miss Florence Cot
ton, Mrs. Hattie Davenport, Mrs. Nan
cy Fox, Mrs. C. Ford, Mrs. Victoria
Fields, Mr. Wm. Goodwin, Mrs. Laura
Graham, Mrs. M. Graves, Mrs. Stella
Green, Mr and Mrs. T. R. Hickman,
Mr. Robt. Hopkins, Miss Pearl Har
rison, Mr. John Jenkins, Mrs. Maggie
Jenkins, Mrs. Florence Jacobs, Mrs.
Rennice Kennedy, Mrs. Mary Leavitt,
Mrs. Jennie Lazenberry, Mrs. W. D.
Madden, Mrs. Lulu Nooks, Mrs. Dru
cilla Porter, Mrs. Josephine Proteau,
Mrs. W. A. Riley, Mrs. A. Roberts,
Mrs. M. Thompson, Mrs. Annie Tay
lor, Mrs. Amelia Turner, Mrs. Sallie
'Wilson, Mrs. L. Ward and family,
Mr. A. R. White.
Silver spoon, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Montgomery, Milwaukee, Wis.
Silver spoon, Mrs. B. F. Reed.
Silver butter knife and sugar spoon,
from a Friend.
Telegrams and messages of con
gratulations were received from
Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson and daugh
ter, Milwaukee, Wis.
Ttfr. and Mrs. F. 0 Lacy, Belpre,
Mr. H. Hug*hes, Twin Valley, Minn.
Mrs. Belle Graves, Evanston, 111.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gant, Milwau
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Horton, Milwau
Mr. Richard B. Harrison, Chicago,
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Raimey and
daughter, Milwaukee, Wis.
Rev. I. H. Kinney, Chicago, 111.
Rev. D. H. Harding, Lake City,
Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Jones, Chicago,
Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Slater, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Johnson,
Rev. Geo. H. Brown, Kansas City,
Mr. and Mrs. George Green, La
Mr. T. L. Hickman, Granville, O.
Mrs. Mary A. Archer, S Paul.
Rev. and Mrs. T. Tyler, Duluth,
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Ferribee, Coun
cil Bluffs, Iowa.
Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Lowery, Fair
Rev. and M.^L.JH.^Owens, Ft.
Madison, Iowa*.- ^4^^^^^^ V* 1
Mrs. Blanche Johnson," Milwaukee,
Rev. and Mrs. B. Xf. Taylor, Des
Mrs. M. C, Malone, Montreal, Can.
Rev. and Mrs. T. B. Stovall, Daven
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Burgette, Mil
Mrs. E. E. B*and, Milwaukee, Wis.
Rev. and Mrs. B. F.. Hubbard, Iowa
Rev. and Mrs. D. w. Brown, Mus
Rev. Toney Perry, St. Louis, Mo?
Silver berry Bpoon, Mrs. B. Dyer AFRO-AMERICAN SURGEON HON
Table cover, Mr. and, Mrs^ C. W.
iriaQ Buries, Belpre Ohio. M%$
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Meeker of St.
Albans street announce the engage
ment of their niece, Miss Mabel John
son, tto Mr. Jamels5 Hatton, the
&OlS&fS9& Sknejnmar- pe-
T3Ain,~, rh MLsm^^^^ i now the only Afro-AmrifQn
Half dozen water tumblers, Miss
Silver salad fork, Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene W. Jones, Moundsville, W. Va.
Spoon, Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Boddy,
Cut glass compote, Mr.~and Mrs.~M.
Cut glass bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Brannard and Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Gross, Keokuk, Iowa.
China bowl, Mr. George Mercer.
Gasserole, Miss Estella M. Kennedy.
Fern vase, Mr. and Mrs. John
Owens, Mr. and^Mrs. John W. Clark,
Miss Edith Leonard.
Table cover, Mrs. M. C. Malone,
Mustard pot and spoon Rev. and
Mrs. H. E. Stewart, Evanston, 111.
Embroidered luncheon set, Miss
Marguerite Douglass, Holly Springs,
Hand embroidered pillow cases, Mrs.
Whitelow and Mrs. Pennewell.
Jelly spoon, Rev. and Mrs. R. H.
Cato, Elgin, 111.
Picture, "Christ in Gethsemane,"
Rev. and Mrs. L. H. Owens, F. L.
Towel, Miss L. D. Maxwell, Louis
Book, "Gouldtown,"TBishop and Mrs.
F. Lee, Wilberforce, Ohio.
Cash, $5.00, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Cash, $55.00, Trustees' Club, col
lected by J. Q. Adams: Messrs Irvin
Welborne, Dr. Valdo Turner, Thos.
Neal, E. J. Stewart, Fred Gamble, John
LaCoste, Glover Shull, James Taylor,
G. W. Hayman, M. H. Yeizer, W. T.
Joyce, Clifford A. Smith, J. Louis Er
vin, S. S. Furr, C. H. Miller, Claude L.
Goodman, Dr. W. T. Mitchell, G. W.
Todd, W. T. Francis, Jas. B. Garner,
L. B. Greer, N. C. Campbell, Arthur
Winstead, G. B. King, J. J. Hirshfield,
W. P. T. Chandler, Mrs.' Mattie B.
McGhee, Miss Ruth McGhee collected
by T. H. Lyles: Messrs John Watson,
W. A. Lyles, Walter Root, Geo. Moore,
R. B. Beard, Wm. Stafford, W. J. Utley,
Joseph Reiley, S. C. Waldon, A. C.
Lyles, T. Petticord, R. H. Meyers, Al
bert Thurman, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ingram,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Williams collected
by E. W. Crancum: Messrs Abe Mey
ers, Wm. Turner, J. C. Broyles, R. C.
Share, Thos. Jennings, Steve Hopkins,
B. L. White, W. Bean, P. H. Anderson,
Jas. Thomas, J. W. Kelly, J. H.
Charleston, J. H. Dillingham, Chas,,
Sheppard, Mrs. Anna Green.
8 Surgeon, First in the
Sf American College of Surgeons
Dr. Daniel H. Williams, oi "Scago,
formerly Surgeon-in-Chief of Freeman
^J,SS?fe C. founTeran ProyidenS Hospital, Chicago,
now the only Afro-America on the
staff of the new $1,000,000 St Luke'.v4
Hospital, Chicago, has been made a
fellow of the American College of Sur
geons. The action was taken at the
convocation held in the gold room of
the Congress Hotel
TDr. Williams has gained great re-
nown as the result of many success
ful operations he has^performed His
greatest fame rests on the fact that
he was the first surgeon in all the
world to operate successfully on the
human heart Dr. Williams has a
large practice in Chicago, and is often
called to distant parts of the country
to perform difficult operations. His
practice has brought him an im
mense fortune, running into six fig
ures. The colored people of Chicago
are justly proud of the great honor
which has come to the most noted
surgeon of the race.
URGE RIGHTS OF NEGROES.
Speakers at Celebration of Emancipa
tion Tell Race to Unite
in Firm Stand.
Pleas for Negroes to stand up for
their rights and to strive to overcome
the prejudice against them among the
whites were made by speakers at the
celebration of the fiftieth anniversary
of the emancipation proclamation last
night in Arcanum hall. More than 400
Negroes were present.
Pending legislation in Congress pro
viding for the segregation of the Ne
groes in Washington was condemned
vigorously and at the close of the
meeting resolutions were passed unan
imously opposing the measure.
Julius A. Schmahl, secretary of state,
was one of the speakers, taking the
place of Attorney General Lyndon A.
Smith, whom illness prevented from
The above article is a clipping from
the Pioneer Press the next day follow
ing what Judge Finehout pronounced
a most enjoyable and instructive oc
casion, the celebration of the Emanci
pation Proclamation at the Royal Ar
canum HallB last Tuesday evening. To
have been able to sum up the entire
program in the few lines given to it by
the Press shows to what extent the
white press is interested in giving a
truthful portrayal of credit to the pub
lic a truthful account of the happen
ings among the Afro-Americans of this
city. Contrast this if you please, to the
space given up to the lynching of the
Jones brothers who shot up the town
of Harrison, Miss., a few days ago, and
you will then see just where the white
press is, on the subject of a square
deal to this class of citizens, who
gathered on that occasion at this hall
without the slightest friction. Had
anything occurred there that evening
of a disgraceful character, plenty of
space would have been given to the
reporter to have made it a matter for
the Associated Press dispatches to
have spread it over the entire world.
JaeK Johnson was held up to the
entire world as a representative of
all that is best and good among the
Afro-Americans by the Associated
Press in its dispatches and no limit
Was made in the space given to -im
One-tenth the amount of space given
to the crimes and ridiculous happen
ings amongst the Afro-Americans,
daily, given to the creditable and
truthful things that could be printed,
would revolutionize the entire atti
tude of the public toward this unfor
We are trying to emphasize the
great need of the Afro-Americans sup
porting their papers witn all their
numerical strength, that they may be
strong enough, financially to go out
and fight our battles, without feeling
the weight of the cost of the composi
tion in its endeavor to do what is
necessary. It has been said that "the
pen is mightier than the sword," and
likewise the presB today is the most
potent influence that has to do with
molding the minds of the masses of
the people of this country in any di
rection. (Many Afro-Americans are
busy feeding the white press, which
is, in a sense, devouring him, and do
not, for some reason, see the need of
owning a press able, in a measure,
to cope with this awful enemy, which
is ready to smite him three times a
day, if the opportunity shows itself.
It was Secretary of State of Min
nesota, Julius Schmahl who, on this
occasion of the Emancipation cele- f*^
bration, emphasized the need of the ~X*r?*'
Afro-American "fighting lor his*^^
rights," but the public is left In the^***
dark on this subject by the Pioneer"?*"
Press. Let us wake up on this sub
ject and give our press the supportT
that will enable it to give us more
Thos. R. Morgan.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to tender our heartfelt
thanks to the many friends, neighbors
and relatives for their timely and kind
during the illness and at
the death of our son. We desire to
especially thank Rev. Henry P. Jones
for his kind words and to all friends
for their floral tributes. 7
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Coleman.