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SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1915
MORATORIUM IN CHRISTIANITY.
A "moratorium in Christionity"
"in a war of this character, where
ruthlessness of an unparalleled type
is displayed and where the very rudi
ments of Christianity are ignored, it
would be wise, if Christianity is to
be maintained, that it should not be
preached or taught during the contin
uance of the war." "It is a mockery to
ask men with bloodstained hearts to
approach the table,of the Lord."
i "War is a phenomenon which the
I church should not be able to bless. It
is opposed to every essential of Chris
tianity, and the sooner a moratorium
V^.._ for Christianity is declared the better.
There should be no more church non
sense about the ennobling and purify
ing effects of war."
In this country we know something
of the mockery of religion when it
reaches the color line. In the South
land it.is a common thing for men
"to approach the table of the Lord"
after having engaged in mob murder.
Every variety of outrage against the
darker race is done in the name of the
Lord. Men whose hearts are viler
than the devil himself, talk about "up-
lifting the 'negro.'"
The suggestion of "the German
writer is a good one and the Southern
people in general and many in the
North ought to put aside their mock-
ery of Christ and declare a morator
ium in Christianity until they are will
ing to practice the principles of Chris
tianity by giving a square deal fb
their darker brethrennot in segre
gated "negro" missions and jimcro*
Y. M. C. A.'s, but in the daily dealings
NOT SO PARTICULAR NOW.
Charles M. Haft has been appointed
one of the assistant corporation coun
sel in 'Chicago, by Mayor Thompson.
Haft is the man who is said to have
stirred up a row when a respectable
colored man purchased the residence
next door to him, and suggested that
the colored people buy a tract of land
in the suburbs and segregate them
Haft is something of a lawyer, his
great trouble being race prejudice.
He will now have to do business with
three colored assistant counsel, a col
ored chief investigator and a number
of other colored men who have been
appointed to places in the same office
with him, by Mayor Thompson.
Haft has the opportunity to resign,
segregate himself in his own private
law office and thus avoid contact with
the new colored appointees, but it is
a good bet that the $6,000 salary loo.cs
good to him and there is little danger
that he'll turn it loose because he is
surrounded by colored men, some
holding places like his own.
GEORGIA, TH E DEVIL'S OWN.
Georgia, that hell-hole of America
has gone a step further in its injustice
to its good citizens who happen to be
darker in complexion than those who
control the destinies of that' more or
less grand old commonwealth.
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
Dr i atp in that ctnto
proposed by a writer in the Christ
liche Welt, a leading religious journal
in Germany. The writer urges that __
THE SIN OF SILENCE
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 four
days after the bill was passed evi
dently did not consider the matter
worthy of mention even in its 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's rebellion to the
present and have gone into the South,
where they have been socially ostra
cised, and have devoted their lives to
the education of their darker brethren.
A protest should b 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 no
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 thea colored peoplet of the
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
test. Nad novoice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs of
many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
THE HAN 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 *f relatives
may be averted, and the hearts of
friends grow cold, but the sense of
duty done shall be sweeter than the
applause of the world, the counten
ances of relatives or the hearts of
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
THE APPEAL is opposed to the
plan of the Southwestern Christian
Advocate to have a socalled vigilance
committee at Washingtpn.
It is not necessary, as work of a
similar character has been accomp
lished as a business proposition byi
the National Association for the Adbe
vancement of the Colored People for
the past two years and inimical leg
The colored people are not a "vote
less" people. In the North they have
voted for years and are still voting.
The United States Supreme Court has
just decided that there is to be no
color line in voting in the future, so it
is up to the colored people of the
South to guard their rights at the foun
tain head. We feel that we are able
to do it in Minnesota.
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
possible that a committee kept up for
the purpose of guarding the rights of
the people would actually betray them.
It is a dangerous proposition.
CHRISTIANIZING TH E "NEGRO."
Whenever a number of so-called
American Christians gather together
there is certain to be some jimcrow
hypocrisy business and the recent
Christian Endeavor meeting at Chica
go was no exception to the rule.
First there was a season of prayer
and then Bro. Landrith of the South
jumped up and shouted: "We are go
ing to get behind the "negro" and up
lift him. We are going into the
"negro" churches and organize C. E.
Clubs of "negroes" and so on ad infin
itum, ad buncum, ad nauseum, and
there was great applause IN CHI-nine
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
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
cago, 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
ore 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
othenot condition is no impos-'and untVthenwm^HE APPEAL
things intended to humiliate and
degrade thencolored people and the
God grant that the colored people ity.
ELIMINATING THE 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, great mass meeting
was held at the foot of the Washing
ton monument. Commander John S.
Moore, TJ. 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 hring 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 re
cently decided that the efforts of the
south to nullify their votes are null
and void and that they are citizens
The colored citizens are native
Americans with several generations of
American ancestors and there is ab
solutely no, reason why they should
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
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 rebest
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.
"SUCH PEOPLE STILL LIVE."
"In Georgiaa supposedly civilized
statea Negro, SUSPECTED of steal-, ?f
ing a ham from a smoke house, and
lodged in jail awaiting trial, was taken
from the jail by white menthey must
have been men, beasts would never
have been so depravedand shot to
death. This, in the United States, in
the year of grace 1915. The long suf
fering of the Negro race is amongPthie
wonders of history.
ence, under injustice, outrage, viola
tion of rights last forever?"
The above is an editorial that ap
pears in the July number of
Dumb Animals," published at Boston,
The Louisville News is making a flinching, duty of every decent man
great fight against of res- among us. Every victory won by the
fhSXrte that they can help by refusing tb^be fence and may the tin^ come soon
segregated in other walks oZ life.
BALL THROWING GAMES
PISHING JJ'UN FACTORY
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
is 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 a'nd 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
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
elect, 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
ing how many of that race are the
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
Embitters All but Docile Negro.
(From the Savannah Tribune.)
In many of the Southern States,
years ago, colored troops were allowed
and maintained. One by one these
states disbanded the
states, ancolore was the las
wa better orgonized than any
to disband the colored trops. In event
of war, especially of any duration, the
colored man will be badly needed, but
has he been trained or has he been
encouraged to take up arm's to fight
in defense of his country? He has
been proscribed and debarred of many
privileges that are justly his and which
would embitter any other race but the
Each Victory Encourages.
(From the Martinsburg Pioneer-Press)
All hail to our brave confrere the
Hon. H. Smith, editor of the old
reliable Gazette for going to the Gov
ernor of Ohio, and preventing that
infernal play, "The Nigger," to be x
hibited in the great state of Ohio. To
boldly fight such impositions is the un
Segregation is wrong whether in a all stand united for manhood rights.
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