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SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1915.
GEORGIA, THE DEVIL'S OWN.
Georgia, that hell-hole of America
.femmunicdtlons to receive attentions lished as a business proposition by
rtiuat be newsy, upon^important subjects
fail to give your full name and address color line ind
plainly written, post office, county and
state. Business letters of all kinds must.
be written on separate sheets from lt- 'Smith tn
ters containing news or matter for pub
Junefi,IMS at the postomoe at St. Paul.
Minn., under art of Congress, March I,
control the destinies of that more or there was
less grand old commonwealth. CAGO.
The state senate by a Unanimous
vote has passed a bill which will pro
hibit white persons from teaching in
the colored schools either public or
private, in that state.
The bill is intended as a slap at
such schools at Atlanta University,
Gammon Theological Seminary and
others, in which practically all of the
instructors are white men and women.
One of the worst features of the
case is the seeming indifference of the
'colored people whose liberties are
again attacked by the infamous meas
ure. So far as we are able to learn,
no strong protest has been made. One
Atlanta colored paper printed for fpur
days the bill that was passed but
evidently did not consider the matter
as worthy of mention even' in iis news
columns, for not a single line concern
ing it appears, and we have scanned
the columns carefully.
The Southern colored people owe a
debt of gratitude to the noble band
of white people who have left their
homes in the North, from the time of
the slaveholder'se rebellion to the
present and have gone into the South,
i ilk ^n* Y'ek^
It is not necessary, as work of a
similar character has been accomp-
.ays and bear" the signature of the the past two year3 and inimical leg-
author. No manuscript returned, un- jaiatinn nrexvanta*
lest stamps are sent for postage. nation prevented.
The colored people are not a "vote
less" people. the North thevotinge hav
olfcitino agents wanted everywhere.
CHRISTIANIZING TH E "NEGRO."
Whenever a number of so-called
American Christians gather together
i there is certain to be some jimcrow
thypocrisy business and the recent
Christian Endeavor meeting at Chica
,go was no exception to the rule.
First there was a season of prayer
I and then Bro. Landrith of the South
jumped up and shouted: "We are go
has gone a step further in its injustice "negro" churches and organize C. E.
to its good citizens who happen to be .Clubs of "negroes" and so on ad infln-
darker in complexion than those who 'Hum, ad buncum, ad nauseum, and
HON. EDWARD H. WRIGHT
Who Has Been Appointed Assistant Corporation Counsel, at a Salary of
$5,000 Per Annum, by Mayor William Hale Thompson, Now Mayor
of Chicago, and Later to be President of the United States.
cised, and have devoted their lives to
the education of their darker brethren.
A protest should be made, even if it is
ineffective. It will not only show that
the race is grateful for what has been
done, but it will also strengthen the
manhood of the protestants.
Is it possible that colored jimcrow
ists are really the "niggers in the
wood pile?" THE APPEAL uas noproblem.
ticed in recent years several articles
in jimcrow colored papers, advocating
the ousting of the white teachers em
ployed by the white people who give
the funds to support the schools. In
view of the growth of jimcrowism
among the colored people of the
South, such a condition is not impos
God grant that the colored people
of Georgia have not descended to such
depths of infamy! If they have they
have they are lower than the fiends
who participated in the Atlanta riot
of 1906 in which a score of innocent
colored men were mob-murdered
tried to lynch a Jew because of race
hatred and drove a white governor
from the state because he was merci
nrrratWhtS,!committe t occasionally happen, that sent ^Southwestern Christian
to subscribers are or stolen. I ease Aavocate to have a socalled vigilance ty%TsLpapern
APPEAL is opposed to the
National Association the Ad Coloredfor Peopl for
and are Stil
Write *or terms. Sample copies free. The UniteddStates Supreme Courtehas
n every letter that you write us nevar Ju
decide that there is to no
riShts at the
lieatlon. Entered as second class matter tain head. We feel that we are able
to do it in Minnesota.
voting in the future it UIU 1 aso
to the colored people of the
I A lobby in Washington would soon
degenerate into a political machine
and as-, it is likely that some jimcrow
ists would be on the committee it is
i possible that a committee kept up for
jfhe purpose of guarding the rights of
the people would actually betray them.
It is a dangerous proposition.
behind the "negro" and up-
him We are going into the
hav been ^socially ostra-. iPPPaafJ
great applause IN CHI-
THE MAN WHO DARES
I honor the man who in the con
scientious discharge of his duty dares
to stand alone the world, with ignor
ant, intolerant judgment, may con
demn, the countenances -tt relatives
may be averted, and the hearts of
friends grow cold, but the sense of
duty done shall be sweeter than the
aiise of the world, the counten
ances of relatives or the hearts of
Think of it, Brer Landrith is to car
ry Christianity to people who already
have more than their share of it. If
the good brother really wishes to
change conditions the proper thing to
do is to carry Christianity to the red
necks, hill billies and crackers of the
South, carry it to the WHITE people
who are the cause of the NEGRO
The whole matter is simply bunk.
While the C. E. brethren and sisters
were groaning and screaming in Chi-,
cagb, the Georgia crackers were busy
lynching "negroes," and an attempt
was made to take a Jew who is serv
ing a life term, out of the prison and
lynch him and to cap the climax the
Georgia court has declared it a crime
for a white person to teach a colored
And then, the next day after his
great whoop, Brer Landrith of the
South, hsowed his estimate of the
people in whom he claims to be so
greatly interested, by referring to col
ored children as "pickaninnies."
Jimcrow schools, public parks, Y.
M. C. A's and other infamies are no
proof of Christianity. Repeal the jim
crow laws, cut out the jimcrow car,
the jimcrow drinking fountain and
other things intended to humiliate and
degrade the colored people and then
and not until then will THE APPEAL
have any faith in Southern Christian
ELIMINATING TH E HYPHEN.
The chief feature of the Independ
ence day celebration at Washington
this year was the launching of a cru
sade to eliminate the hyphen from
Americanism. A great mass meeting
was held at the foot of the Washing
ton monument. Commander John S.
Moore, U. S. N. retired, presided. Mr.
"There has been much said and
printed recently about hyphenated
Americans. We are gathered here
today to launch a crusade that is na
tion-wide, to make the celebration of
Independence day and Americanization
day go hand in hand for all time, and
to wipe out forevermore the hyphen in
In St. Paul and Minneapolis hund
reds of newly naturalized citizens and
hundreds whose citizenship is of
longer standing repeated the oath of
allegiance and all over the country
"Americanization" programs were car
ried out, the object being to bring all
people of the United States into closer
unity and a common understanding of
American citizenship and American
This is an opportune time to call
attention to the fact that there are
more than 10,000,000 native Americans
who for many years have been treated
as aliens because they are darker in
complexion than the aliens who have
become naturalized. The Supreme
Court of the United States has
cently decided that the efforts of the
south to nullify their votes are null
The colored citizens are native
Americans with several generations of
American ancestors and there is ab-N.
solutely no reason why they should
be differentiated in any way from any
other citizens, native or naturalized.
It is well to erase the hyphen and
the word "negro" as a racial name for
colored Americans ought to blotted
out at the same time, forever.
"NEGROS" AND MULES NOT
The British steamer Armenian sunk
recently by a German submarine, car
ried, besides her regular crew, 106
men who were signed aboard her to
attend to the 1,422 mules which the
ship was carrying for the use of the
English army in the war zone.
The Associted Press dispatch stated
that nineteen of the muleteers. were
white men and gave a list of their
name and addresses and continued:
"Besides these nineteen white men,
there were 87 negro muleteers."
It was evidently not considered of
sufficient importance to waste money
telegraphing the names and residences
of the mules orthe "negro" mule
NO CREDIT DUE SOUTH.
It is sickening to read some of the
slush written by colored men anent
the recent Grandfather Clause deci
sionthey give the south credit for
the decision and slop over in their
praise of the "Southern Christian
As a matter of fact only three of the
nine justices are southern men the
other six being of northern birth. The
south deserves no credit whatever.
The case was so clear that even the
southern justices did not care to risk
their names going down in history
with the opprobrium which attached
to Justice Taney in the Dred Scott
There is no reason why the south
should be lauded except the bootlick
ers would be unhappy unless they
United States Senator John Sharp
Williams has been proclaimed "Mis
sissippi's most distinguished states
man" by a committee appointed by
Gov. Brewer of that state at the re
quest of the president of the Panama
Williams' stock in .trade is abuse of
his colored fellow citizens who consti
tute about one-half of the population
of Mississippi. The committee did
well to select John Sharp Williams,
because he is a true exponent of the
Mississippi idea. It may be a surprise
to many people to learn that when
racial questions were discussed in
Congress, Williams was more vehe
ment and vitriolic in his denunciation
of one-half the people of his state than
that other Mississippi saint, James K.
Northern people had conceived the
idea that "Jimkay" was the champion
negrophobist of Mississippi, but he
couldn't fool the committee of disting
uished white citizens of that more or
less grand commonwealth.
TOO EARLY TO THROW UP HATS.
The colored people of the country
should not get excited over the "Grand
father Clause" decision of the Su
preme CourtThe millenium has not ar
This is certain that the South will
endeavor to find some means to keep
colored men from voting. The literary
and property tests are in effect in
nearly every Southern state and
though they will be overcome eventu
ally, for many years to come, colored
men will be prevented from voting by
the registrars who control the situa
tion. They will decide that the voter
is not qualified no matter how intel
ligent he is.
Already in Oklahoma immediate
legislative action is advocated by the
leading Democratic papers and poli
ticians to correct the "evil."
The colored man has not yet gotten
back to the ballot, but he's on his way.
NO JIMCROWISTS NEEDED.
More than two hundred colored men
are applicants for presidential ap
pointments under President Wilson.
A few are high class men, but we fear
the majority are lacking in one vital
Many have made it known that they
gladly accept a place with the
understanding that it would be run
along the color line. They Jiave
and void and that they are citizens i agreed that they would segregate the
colored employes in their offices. It
is disgusting to think that there are
such cattle on earth, but THE APelect,
PEAL has it on reliable authority that
such is the case.
Such men should not receive official
recognition. They would work great
mendations for jimcrowists. It would
have a cowardly cur in the place
tpii th Pi..*jf
tell thePresldent that toe colored peo-
pie prefer justice to offices and that it
would please them better to have the
ban of segregation lifted than to have
a dozen appointments.
Such an action would /be a public
injury to the people as a whole. Seg
rogation ls too great a price to pay ing how many of that race are the
for political appointment and if any
such brute is appointed by the Presi
dent the colored people of the country
ought to see to it that his confirmation
The few colored Democrats who
have the ear of the Administration Embitters All but Docile Negro,
should adopt the slogan: No recom-
BALL THROWING GAMES
PISHING *UN FACTORY
service worthy of the highest praise
and would mean undying fame for the
men who did it.
Will they have the moral courage to
The Louisville News is making a
great fight against segregation of res
idences and tells the colored citizens
that they can help by refusing to be
segregated in other walks ul life.
Segregation is wrong whether in a
dive or a church and any church
which practices it is no better than a
It is amusing to see in a number of
colored papers the announcement that
a negro has been elected an alderman
in Chicago. There is absolutely no
truth in the statement. Oscar De
Priest who has been elected is a col
ored man and more white than black.
He should be called just what he is
a colored man.
He Is A Real Man.
(From the Pioneer-Press, Martins
burgh, W. Va.)
Editor W. P. Dabney, of the Cincin
nati Union, is busy day and night
these days fighting segregation and all
other forms of discrimination in the
Queen City. This is noble in him^
too, and especially so when it is
known that Mr. Dabney is in an of
ficial position. Men of that sort are
generally as mum as a clam, but this
not so in the case of Mr. Dabney.
He is a man.
Must Judge A Group by Its Best.
(From the Christian Register, Boston,
No one can be said to know any
class of people who has not been in
intimate and sympathetic relation with
the best as well as the worst of the
class. We compare many persons
who live in the South, and think they
know the colored race, with others
who have had no such contact, but
who have come into intimate and sym
pathetic relations with large, numbers
of that race whom their Southern
friends have never known and of the
two sets of people we should say that
the second knew the colored people
better than the first. They know aspi
rations among them that the others
do not know, or, knowing, do not
enter into and appreciate they know
capabilities by direct contact with the
best of the race which others are obli
vious of they know qualities which
only respect and sympathy can bring
out they know possibilities to which
others by their very acquaintance are
blinded. If those who know the col
ored race through the mass and by
observation merely could know what
individual possibilities are demon
strated in growing numbers of the
and would be courageously can
did with themselves, they would re
vise their judgments and possibly sof
ten their prejudices. At any rate,
they ought to credit to those on whom
they charge ignorance of the colored
race the values that come from know
equal of any members of the dominant
race in the highest abilities and in the
clearest aims. No estimate is worth
much which does not take people at
And better still: If Bishop Walters of the other states, and was the last
and others who are presumed to have to disband the colored trops. In
power with the Administration would
oe better that the colored people re- years ago, coloredthe troops were allowed
mained without representation than to and maintained. Onecolore
by one these
.disbande the troops
I Georgia was better orgonized than any
war especially of any
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colored man will he badly needed, but
encouragee tto take up arm toefights
in defensdn of his country?s ha
been proscribed and debarred of'many
privileges that are justly his and which
would embitter any other race but the
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