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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1921
ADVOCATES RACE INTERMAR-
Dr. Margaret Hoskins, associate
professor of history and embryology
in the Medical College of Virginia,
has gotten herself "in bad" with the
Southerners. She is accused by the
students of having advocated race
intermarriage. It is a well-iknawn
fact that race intermingling has been
going on, illegally, between blacks
and whites, ever since this has been
a country, but what a terrible thing
it is when it is legally done by inter
marriage The Dean of the college
was asked to investigate, which he
did, and reported that Dr. Margaret
Hoskins was laying emphasis, in the
lecture in question, on the importance
of considering the individual and not
his race, and said, that "an intel
lectual and highly cultivated black
man was to be preferred in marriage
to an inferior type of white man."
Some of the most wonderful^ and
beautiful things in this world have
come from mixing one thing with
another. This has been proven con
clusively in the floral the ^vegetable
and the animal kingdoms, and also
among mankind and, Dr. Hoskins
knows this, and has the courage of
hei convictions. Of one Wood, the
Divine Creator made all mankind,
and He made only ONE-EIGHTH
A PREDICTION VERIFIED.
Some years ago,, when the "South
ern pastime" of lynching colored peo
ple was very largely indulged in,
THE APPEAL predicted that eventu
ally white men would be common
victims of lynchers and, the lynch
ing statistics for 1920 show that our
prediction was notably verified as
eight white men were lynched during
last year, among the sixty-one vi
tims of mob murdermore than one
eighth of the total number. And, as
white men became such common vic
tims of Judge Lynch, white imen be
gan to see and feel the disgrace more
clearly, and very many articles have
appeared from time to time con
demning lynching. I makes all the
difference in the world whose ox is
heard-of thing for lynchers to be ap-
MORE SCHOOLS FOR WASHINGTON
Congressman Charles R. Davis of
Minnesota is chairman of the subcom
mittee of the house appropriations
committee charged with the ^prepara
tion of the bill which provides funds
for the upkeep of the city of Washing
ton For the past few weeks Mr.
Davis' committee has been holding
hearings in the course of which the
municipal officials at the national cap
ital have made known their needs for
the coming year. There is a very
pressing need for more school accom
modations in Washington, due to the
practical cessation of building during
the war and since. One of the fea
tures^ of the District of Columbia ap
propriation bill this year will be an
THE MAN WH O DARES
prehended or indicted, as white men
gored. I used to be an almost un
were the lynchers and colored people
the victims and, the usual coroner's
verdict was that the victim "came
to his death at the hands of persons,
to the jury, unknown." I now, re
cently, seems that when a white per
son is lynched there is no trouble
aobut identifying the lynchers who
are very promptly arrested, tried and
convicted by a jury of their peers.
Only last week at Jasper, Ala., ten
members of Co, M, state militia, were
arrested charged with lynching a
white miner, and a special grand jury
returned indictments against nine of
them. In this case all records for
speed in criminal procedure in Ala
bama were smashed.
At Geneva, Ala., a white (man wasis
lynched for making alleged insulting
remarks about a woman. One of the
lynchers, white, was convicted of
manslaughter and was sentenced to
the penitentiary for ten years. We
now predict that white men who
lynch colored ones will eventually be
apprehended, arrested, tried and con
victed for this horrible crime, in the
South, as they recently haye been in
Duluth, Minn. So mote it be.
I honor the man who in the consci-
entious discharge of his duty dares to
stand alone the world, with ignorant,
intolerant judgment, may condemn,
the countenances of 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 countenances of relatives or
the hearts of friends.Charles Sumner.
THE IMMIGRANT QUESTION.
The hordes of foreigners who areghettos
planning to come to this country, if
possible, area menace to the oppor
tunities of the native born colored
working people who should be pro
tected by appropriate legislation.
Two suggestions have been offered
with respect to proposed immigration
legislation, in addition to the per
centage basis submitted by Senator
Dillingham. One is that the number
of immigrants permitted to enter
from any particular country be gov
erned, as far as possible, by the per
centage of that element of immigra
tion which over a period of, say, the
five years immediately preceding the
war sought to be naturalized, the
number to be regulated at the ter
mination of each fiveor ten-year
period. Government statistics should
be available for such solution. An
other suggestion is to compel each
immigrant to hold a license costing,
say, $12 annually so long as he is not
naturalized, without which he could
not be employed. This would pro
vide a source of Federal revenue and
subject the immigrant to taxation
which he now escapes. If it is worth
coming here to work, it is worth
paying for the privilege, and those
races which take no interest in this
country other than to receive high
wages and then return should be
penalized for their indifference to
American institutions. The colored
people aU are citizens and taxpayers, any Republican nominations sent in.
and their interests should not be Usually the Republicans begin to cater
THE SIN OF SILEHCI?
test. Had no voice 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.
unusually generous allotment for thecolored
schools, a program which has thecolored
hearty endorsement of Representative
WOULD "CONVERT" THE JEWS.
Some members of the Episcopal
board of missions favor the raising of
a fund of $1,000,000 for the purpose
of converting the Jews, "because they
are losing faith in Judaism and beSt.
This move brought a quick retort
from many of the rabbis, three of
whom we quote:
"Attempts to 'convert* the Jew
have never been successful," said
Rabbi Joseph Stolz of Isaiah Temple,
"and the thronged synagogues refute
the charge that the American Jew
straying from his faith"
Rabbi Stolz said that reports that
the Episcopal Church might be in
duced to appropriate large sums for
Christianizing the Jew were too ri
diculous to discuss.
Rabbi Abraham Hirschberg of Tem
ple Sholom declared that Judaism
was stronger than it had ever been
and that the American Jew was one
of its greatest factors.
In Europe they have had for hun
dreds of years, a great way of "con
verting" the Jews by surrounding the
and murdering men, women
and children. In Hungary, recently,
hundreds of Jews have professed
Christianity to save the lives of them
selves and families, but all of the cer
tificates of baptism were overprinted
in red, "Not good in case of pogroms
The Jews of the United States will
not rush to Christianity because they
know that American Christians would
then segregate them and compel them
to ride in jim-crow cars and lynch
them just as they have their colored
"TO TH E VICTORS BELONG TH E
It is with considerable satisfaction
that we learn the Republican party
intends to claim ALL the "spoils of
victory" accruing from their land
slide last November. If party victory
does not entitle the members of the
victorious party to, at least, first con
sideration the distribution of the
plums, what is the use of doing one's
bit in support of his party? Of course
the present administration is trying
by all ways possible to get Wilson's
appointments and reappointments con
firmed, but we are "dee-lighted" to
note the Senate is doing nothing along
that line. And, in so doing, the Sena
tors are only following the precedent
set by the Democrats eight years ago
who, prior to the inauguration of
President Wilson, refused to~conflrm
to or attempt to placate the Demo
crats after defeating them at the poles.
They keep some Democrats in posi
tions for their "ability" or "good of
the service." This is all bosh, there's
a good Republican who can nil anymen.
office now held by a Democrat just
as efficiently, so we say, "turn the
rascals out," and fill their places with
100 per cent Republicans. And don't
draw any line-on account of color or
creed some of the best Republicans
are colored men that can deliver the
goods wherever they may be placed,
and we hope to see some'of them.
placed. "NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO
Representative Clark of Florida,
speaking before the House census
committee, denounced the National
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro-
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People a|t an organization
composed of "Meddling, fussing" per
sons who "are working on IGNORANT
Negroes of the South to keep them
selves in good positions." Mr. Clark
needs a iot of information about the
N. A. A. C. P. which he seems not to
have, and his denunciation certainly
shows tils ignorance and color preju
diceanother evidence of ignorance.
Mr. Clark is, however, wise enough
to see that if the object sought by the
N. A. A. C. P. in its contention before
the committee is obtained, his chances
for polishing the seat of his pants on
a seat in Congress will be mighty un
sartin. Hence his objection.
A NEW SENSATION.
Missouri was treated to a new sen
sation this week, when Hon. W. M.Peoria,
Moore, the first colored man ever
elected to- its legislature, was sworn
in and took his seat with the other
members of the House. He was elected
from a district in the fashionable
"West End" of St. Louis. It is hoped
that he will make good and that other
men win follow him until a
legislator will create no sen
Although February is the shortest
(month of the year, it carries a num
ber of important anniversary days.
There is "Ground Hog Day," Feb. 2
"Ash Wednesday," first day of Lent,
Feb. 9 Lincoln's Birthday, Feb. 12
Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 Fred
erick Douglass' Birthday, Feb. 18
Gen. Sibley's Birthday, first governor
of Minnesota, Feb. 20 Washington's
Birthday, Feb. 22.
WOMENS STATE FEDERATION
The Fifteenth Semi-Annual Meet
ing of the Minnesota Federation of
Colored Women's Clubs will be held
on next Thursday, Feb. 10, at Meto
morial Baptist church, Rice and Ful
The executive board will convene
promptly at 10 a
There will be two sessions of the
Federation, afternoon and night
At the afternoon meeting the re
port of the national imeeting held at
Tuskegee, Ala, will be made by Min
nesota's delegate, Mrsv Ethel Howard
Maxwell, president of the Minnesota
In the evening Rev. H. P. Jones,
D. D., pastor of St. James A. M.
church, will be the principal speaker.
His subject will be: "The Negro
Woman and Her Work."
Excellent programs will be
sented at both sessions.
Public cordially invited.
MRS. R. D. WILEY,
MR. EX-SERVICE MAN
Have You Received Your Victory
Medal? If Not, Why Not?
Men who were on Uncle Sam's
army roll in -the late World War,
whether they went overseas or
are entitled to receive a VICTORY
medal upon proper
the same if they
The medal is of beautiful design,
wrought of bronze, depicting armed
Victory on one side, and has the
names of the alMed countries on the
other. It is a tangible acknowledg
ment of service rendered, and its
greatest value lies in the association
and remembrances it brings to (mind.
It will become a cherished me
mento with the passing of the years
and a priceless legacy.
In addition to the medal, clasps,
to be worn on the ribbon of the
medal, are awarded to men who saw
battle service or foreign service.
If any ex-service man wishes one
of these medals he should take his
discharge papers to a recruiting sta
tion, the Local Red Cross or Amer
ican Legion Post, where he can get
an application blank and all informa
tion needed. In cases where it is
convenient for the man to apply in
person, any one may apply for
on presentation of discharge papers.
Every man makes his own luck.
Worldliness leads only to the grave.
Man can rule, but God can overrule.
God can overcome the mistakes of
You can't get anywhere until you
Only the present time is yours,
The Bible has a message for every
The good will of even a dog will
do no one any harm.
Each ideal family is presided over
by a priest arid ptiestess,
Stagnation in the moral, intellectual
or physical life, means decay.
When you are tempted to criticise
others, turn your guns on yourself.
The Bible is the book of human
experience, and touches life at every
The thoughtful rnan does not viti
ate the air that other people have
Regular family meals and regular
family worship would solve many
Do unto others as you would have
others do unto you and do it first,
last and all the time.
Chewing, otherwise than in masti
cating one's regular- food, gives a
person an uncultivated appearance.
We love bad peopte for what they
ought to be and, at the same time
disapprove of them because of what
Good morning, Mr. Blank, how are
you? Oh, fine thank you, fine. That
is right, Mr. Blank, there is no money
in anything else.^ -^tj" "J_
In waiting upon a customer, always
assume that his time is worth some
thing to him* and that his disposi
tion of it is worth something to you.
The best salesmanship is the art of
leading the people to buy what you]?*?.
want them to buy and, what they ^7*
NATL. GRAND LODGE, U. B. F.
and S. M. of the World.
-Peoria, Illinois, 12-28-'20.
COMMISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
To whom this may come, greeting:
This is to certify that Henry W.
Jameson, National Grand Master of
the United Brothers of Friendship
and Sisters of Mysterious Ten and
Juveniles of the World, have this day
appointed George W. Stewart, of St.
Paul, Minn., as a man whom the Na
tional^ Grand Lodge deems worthy to
organize a club of men to be organ
ized into a lodge of United Brothers
of Friendship. The said George W.
Stewart to have charge of the city
of St. Paul, Minn., and is to be un
disturbed in his work within the cor
porate limits of the city above men
tioned, and to continue until he has
completed the work of said organ
Done in my office at the city of
county of Peoria, in the state
of Illinois. Signed, sealed and ap
Henry W. Jameson.
National Grand Master.
Amy person desiring to join the
club should apply to Geo. W. Stew
art, 236 Rondo street
WILLIAM ROSS CREIGHTON.
Answers His Last C41I.
Mr. William Ross Creighton passed
away at his home, 654 Rondo street,
after a short illness, Saturday, Jan.
29, at 8:15 p. m., aged 53 years.
His funeral was held at his late
residence Wednesday afternoon, Rev.
A. H. Lealtad officiating.,
He leaves to mourn his loss his
widow, Mrs. Charity L. Creightonand
a daughter, Mrs. T. J. Carver.
Mr. Creighton was one of the early
residents of St. PauL having lived
here since 1887.
He conducted several business en
terprises, owning at one time a tailor
Shop and poolroom at 743 Mississippi
street. He was always quiet and un
assuming, but ever ready to aid any
one in distress.
CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to express my sincere thanks
my many friends, neighbors and
relatives for their kindness and sym
pathy shown me in my late bereave
ment in the loss of my dear husband,
William Creighton, and also for the
beautiful floral offerings.
MRS WILLIAM CREIGHTON.
Did you ever notice that "talk"
doesn't hurt a man? Perfection isn't
looked for in a man, and when some
one tries to injure a man by ranting
a few faults he has, the absent
one who is probably attending to his
own affairs, is elevated in the hear
er's estimation, while the informant
is lowered accordingly. If a man
knocks along doing fairly well, peo
ple realize that while he has some
faults, he has more virtues, and they
are charitable enough to overlook
these faults. But it is difficult with
a girl or woman. No matter how
good and pure a woman may be, let
someone start an infamous lie about
her and too many people are willing
to pass it along, and there is always
some one to believe it. That he can
never be lived down. It may burn
low, but gossip loving lips are ready
new fuel. Did you ever think
how damnably mean some goody
goody people are in this respect?
PEOPLE'S SANITARY SYSTEM.
A New Business Venture Started in
The latest big business venture in
St. Paul is the People's Sanitary Sys
tem^ located at 377 Wabasha street,
between Fifth, and Sixth streets. The
proprietors are: Messrs. Wm. Evans,
Walter Porter, Lee Johnson and Juli
us Condrey. They have a large room
which has been newly decorated and
furnished with the latest furniture,
fixtures and machinery for tailoring,
clothes repairing, dry cleaning, hat
cleaning and blocking, shoe repairing
and shining. All are expert work
men with years of experience and
are prepared to turn out work in all
their lines with neatness and dis
They call for and deliver
goods. Satisfaction guaranteed. Tel.
2558. Call in or call up.
CAMPBELL & ALLEN
The New Undertaking Firm.
St. Paul is to have another under
Mr. Theo. H. Campbell and Miss
Edna Allen have associated them
selves together as funeral directors
and are prepared to take care of any
business in their line.
Mr. Campbell, who is a graduate
of Barnes Undertaking College, Chi
cago, has been in the business since
1893, in Springfield, III., Coffeeville,
Kan and Kansas City, Mk
Miss Allen is well known in St.
Paul, having been reared by Mr. and
S J. Bellesen She is a graduate of
Maysville Institute, Maysville, S. C.
Their office and chapel is at 177 W.
Fourth street, Tel. Garfield 2622.
The Fifteenth Semi-Annual meet
ing of the Minnesota Federation of
Colored Women's Clubs will be held
at Memorial Baptist Church, Rice
and Fuller streets, on Thursday, Feb.
10. There will be two sessions, after
noon and evening. An excellent pro
gram is being arranged.
Mrs. Ethel Maxwell, Pres.
Mrs. R. D. Wiley, Press Agent.
Twin City girls, clubs and Lodges
to enter a prize contest to be given
by the'Dak Park Gophers. Valuable
prizes in cash and jewelry to be giv
en to contestants.
Apply to Cyrus L. Lewis, 377 No.
St. Albans street, St. PauL Minn.
TeL Dale 3685.
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-The editor of The American Press
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