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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1921
EFFECT OF PROHIBITION IN
While* THE APPEAL is not an
ardent advocate of Prohibition, it
believes that along same lines, there
has been much reduction in crime
under prohibition laws.
The research specialist of "The
Board of Temperance, Prohibition and
Public Morals of the Methodist Epis
copal Church" has made a report of
what he found, here as follows:
Assault and battery 180 137
Burglary 88 .129
Larceny, grand and petit.. 463 445
Begging 80 41
Careless driving 19 10
Disorderly conduct 461 300
Drunk (and disorderly) 3,335 1,130
Sex crimes, bastardy, etc.. 56 53
Keeping and visiting resorts 53 40
Street walking. 15
HONOR GIVEN WHERE IT'S DUE.
THE APPEAL acknowledges the
f%$ receipt of an invitaj^on to^ja com-
'The Great Emancipator'
Murder 6 3
Non-support 21 9
Loitering 34 26
aSloon laws 70 1
Vagrancy 387 449
In 1919 the arrests for drunken
ness totaled 49.7 per cent of the
whole number of arrests in 1920 they
were only 22 per cent of the total
number ,and a falling off of 66.1 per
cent of the year before. Two thou
sand two hundred and fiv arrests less
in a year .means less work for the
police department, less cost in the
police stations and jail, less suffering
and disgrace to wives and children
and oftimes less men later in the
Workhouse and penitentiary.
The increase in burglary can be ac
counted for by men trying to break
into cellars and drug stores, where
they thought they might find drink.
The increase in vagrancy is pos
sibly caused by some of the men not
having saloons to spend the night in
and were compelled to spend their
time upon the streets.
pliimentary banquet to be given to
Dr.' Charles Edwin Bentley, D. D. S.,
at Vincennes Hotel, Chicago, Monday
evening, February 21, by a number of
dentists, physicians and citizens of
We know of no man in Chicago
more entitled to receive such a recog
nition of merit than Dr. Bentley.
He has published thirty-one contri
butions to dentistry, has delivered
lectures all over this country. There
are also on record'in various Dental
Journals discussions of more than
fifty papers by Dr. Bentley.
He is an honorary (member of the
Wisconsin State Dental Society, and
the Freeman Dental Society, Wash
ington., D. C. Member of the Na
tional Dental Association, Chicago
Dental Society, Northern Illinois
Dental Society. Is a life member of
the Illinois State Dental Society. He
was president of the Onontographic
congratulated upon their ability to
-.con. i ii A,
Society in 188 9 anJ held all sorts oi
+u if-i-4. ,T +i
recognize the ability of Dr. Bentley i
and give honor where honor is due.
THE IMMIGRANT QUESTION.
The hordes of foreigners who are
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 all are citizens and taxpayers,
and their interests should not
the Anniversary of Whose Birthday Will be
JVOULD "CONVERT" TH E 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 bewho
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
is 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 i had evert been
and that the American Jed was one
laaz me Americt a
i i of its greatest factorv
offices in dental circles ever since. ._ _
The givers of the banquet are to be I
'The Old Man Eloquent," the Anniversary of Whole
Celebrated February 10th.
verting" the Jews by surrounding the
1.1. -ghettos 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
"NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO
Representative Clark of Florida,
speaking before the House census
committee, denounced the National
Association for the Advancement 6f
Colored People as 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 lot of information about the
N. A. A. C. P. which he seems not to
have, and his denunciation certainly
shows his 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.
be Moore, the first colored man ever
elected to its legislature, was sworn
"West End" of St. Louis. It is hoped j5S
colored men will follow him until a
colored legislator will create^ rio sen
Although February is the shortest
imonth 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
St. 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.
Mrs. J. W. Kelly, 950 St. Anthony
Ave., entertained a large number of
children Monday, from 4 to 6'P. M.,
celebrating her daughter's birthday.
Mn. and Mrs. E. Steward of Chi
cago, returning *froim an extended
Western trip, spent a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. W. *B. Tandy last week.
PIONEER LODGE NO. 1, F. AND A
M. meets first and third Monday in eaci.
month at Union Hall, corner of Aurora
and Kent streets, at 8:00 p. m. J.
pHHnffham, W.^M., W. S. Archer,
Scy, 493 Carrolf Ave.
The D. & S. Car Employees' Union
has opened an office at 408 Court
Block, where the general chairman,
Mr. G. C. Shannon, can be found dur
ing office hours.
If your shoes need repairing take
them to the SHOE REPAIR SHOP,
347 Farrington^ where they will be
fixed right. Work called for and de"Kid"
livered. Shoes for sale. Dillard
Frazier, Prop. Tel. Forest 7427.
Mrs. A. H. Lealtad, 465 Mackubin
street, left last week for an-extend
ed visit with relatives and friends in
Chicago, Cleveland and with her
daughter, Miss Katherinle Lealtad,
is engaged in welfare work in
New York City.
Mrs. C. Hi Walker, 696 Carroll"Ave
was hostess to the Adelphai Club,
Tuesday afternoon. Mesdames Celia
James, Alice McCoy and Jeannette
Kelly were elected members of the
club. A current topic was given by
each member, and a chapter of
Water" was read' by Mrs. M1.
The Forum of the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored People will meet tomorrow,
February 13, 1921, at 4 P. M. at Pil
grim Baptist Church, Grotto and W.
Central Ave. Mass Edah Burnett in
charge of the Fine Arts room at the
Public Library will address the meet
ing. Stereopticon views also, will be
shown, A musical selection will be
rendered in connection with the ad
dress. All members and friends are
requested to be: present.
WOMENS STATE FEDERATION
The 15th Semi-Annual meeting of
the Minnesota State Federation of
Colored Women Clubs, held At the
Memorial Baptist church, Thursday,
Feb. 10th, was one of the largest and
most pleasant meetings held in years.
There were 53 delegates representing
various clubs. Duluth was repre
sented by six delegates namely: Mrs.
Jessie Murdoek Williams, Hon. Pres.,
Mrs. Fairfax Colby, Mrs. Josie Mobley.
Mrs. Odessa McCoughlan, Mrs. Rose
Bush, M)rs. Edanonia R. Pendleton.
Fergus Falls was represented by Mrs.
Earnest Crockett Williams. There
26 club secretaries whose reports
could not be excelled. Duluth club's
reported over $300 donated towards
the Max Mason .defense fund Gary,
Minn., Mothers Club raised $50 St.
Paul and Minneapolis, $41.
Welcome address in behalf of
Church ...............Rev. Carr
Miss Marguerite Vinegar..Piano Solo
Round Table Talk, led by Mrs. Fair
Reading Mrs. Josie Mobley
Remarks .Mr. W. M. Smith
Mrs. Carrie WrigTit Few,.Piano Solo
Remarks: Mrs. Jos. D. Bryan, repre
senting the Co-operative Alliance,
gave an interesting talk on
Social Diseases, warning mothers
to be careful in raising their
boys and girls so that they will
make fit men and women.
Mis. Laura Colby, paper on "Plain
Facts for Fair Minds-."
Report of Annual meeting held at
Tuskegee Mrs. Ethel Howard
The Annuel meeting will take
place in June, 1921, at Minneapolis.
^^MRS. R. U. ,WILE\,
TALK YOUR WORK UP.
in and took his seat with the other ^The general of an army should
members of the House. He was elected .know full well all the difficulties that
from a district in the fashionable i
The Everywoman Club had a very
rileasant meeting at the public 1}
brary Friday of last week. Mrs
Nellie Francis, president, introduced
Mrs. Rounds^ who. gave a splendid
talk she a.lso introduced Librarian
Johnson, who jmade a talk pn the
books by colored authors now in the
library and read from Dunbar, Doug
lass and others. Miss L. O. Smith
read Dunbar's "When Malindy Sings."
The Folksong Coterie rendered sev
eral selections. "Tea was served.
The funeral of Mf. G. W. Moker,
who died suddenly,Thursday of last
week, was held at St. James A. M. E.
church last Tuesday afternoon. There
was a large audience of the many
friends of the deceased. The funeral
was under the auspices of the Odd
Fellows. Rev, H. L. P. Jones of
ficiated. There were numerous floral
tributes. Mrs.j Amanda Lyles, suc
cessor to T. H] Lyles, directed the
funeral. Interment at Oakland.
I beg of you, do not talk your
work down. You cannot build it up
by^ talking it down. If you cannot
talk it up, for gracious' sake keep
still and say nothing.
We don't have much trouble about
what we don't say. you must tell ,her "^""""6
your troubles to someone, tell them} to pass it along, and there is always
to GodV but don't tell them to the some one to believe it. /That lie can
people around about you. No busi-1 never be lived down. I may burn
ness man or professional man or any low, but gossip loving lips are ready
other man who has thought things with new fueL Did you ever think
through properly ever talks about how damnably mean some goody-
the difficulties of bis "work either goody people are in this respect?-
rmhlifthr or in bi ararlr. THrch^npf* ^^JHMSM '?& *&Wi,i
publicly hiss work* Wi
fccxrjn i, talking are two different things. It
thaat* he, will make gooJ anJ that other
^T' PS?** *&
t^t on Moltke was once
asked to what he attributed the sue
cess of the Duke of Wellington as a
great generaL His answer was that
he attributed it to the fact that he
could hold his ongue in seven differ
ent languages. If we can hold our
tongues in even one language, it will
help a whole lot
A cheerful front is half of the
battle. Don't become sour. Don't
become a grump. Don't became* a
Keep seriously sweet or sweetly
serious. Especially in closing a work,
keep mum and keep sweet no matter
how hard it may be.
E. W. Gilles,
THE GATEWAY ATHLETIC CLUB.
Puts on a Pleasing uarH at Union Hall
A large number of Miss Cornelia
Benjamin's friends gave her a very
pleasant surprise party last Friday
evening at her home on Sit. Anthony.
Miss Elizabeth Martin, of East
Lake street, left last week for an
extended visit with her aunt, Mrs.
Josephine Ford, near Columbus, Ohio.
A large crowd was on hand to
witness the program of five bouts
under the auspices of the Gateway
Athletic Club. The bouts were both
pleasing and interesting, and with
the exception of two went the sched
ule number of rounds.
The curtain raiser was a free-for
all battle royal and ended in a draw
between the last two contestants
The second bout scheduled for four
rounds between "Sterling Duke" and
Miller was a good one, in view
of the fact that Miller at an hour's
notice substituted for the "Duke's"
opponent who could not appear. The
bout ended in a draw.
The third bout scheduled for four
rounds between Barney Harris and
Joe Youngworth was also a good one.
Youngworth sprained the thumb on
his left hand in the first round and
was thereby handicapped. The bout
ended, giving Harris a shade over
The fourth bout scheduled for four
rounds between Victor Daniels and
Joe Birdeaux was good and snappy
as long as it lasted but it didn't
last very long. Daniels knocked out
Birdeaux in the seconds round
The final bout of the evening
scheduled for six rounds was between
Jimmy Branson of St. Paul and "One
Round" Sylvester of Chicago. Syl
vester got his title by knocking out
his opponents in the first round but
in lieu of that came very near being
knocked out in the first round:
Branson fought from the tap of the
gong and kept Sylvester on the ropes.
Sylvester started off welk weakened
toward" the end of the first round,
and would have been knocked out,
but the gong saved him. He could
hardly make it to his cornep. The
second round he looked dazed, and
Branson knocked him through the
ropes several times. The fight was
stopped in the second round, Bran
son scoring a knockout.
Johnny Walton, manager, Curley
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
patch. They call for and deliver
goods. Satisfaction guaranteed. Tel.
Cedar 2558. Call in or call up.
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 OaR 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.
Value of Small Advertisements,
The editor of The American Press
advises publishers to cultivate the
small accounts more intensively. Ten
advertisers using six inches each
Weekly is better, it says, than one
advertiser using 60 inches. T\ have
a large number of small advertisers
is much safer from a business stand
point, it contends, than to rely upon
a few large users of space for neces
Did you- ever notice that "talk"
doesn't hurt a man? Perfection isn't
looked for in a iman, and when some
one tries to injure man by ranting
about 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
Are you, industrious and enterprising?
Do you "save for a purpose?"
Start a "Northern" savings account now (this week)
with $1 or more.- Let us serve you.
The Home for Savings. Robert, at Seventh, Saint Paul.
Jtll great men, agree that
33l $ 3\J paves the way
-O can't afford poor shoes today
they cost too much. So pay a
little more and get a pair of
Florsheims get a shoe with style,
fit, comfort and character, which
costs much less per year. W can fit
both taste and feet with Florsheims.
Consider the, wear, not
the price per pair.
STANLEY SHOE CO.
431 ROBERT ST., ST. PAUL
"WJbCIXiE! XOU "W\^IO?
Near Fifth Street
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26 W. 3rd St.
ST. PAUL, MlNN.r, A- 4*f
JFodWrapped forVotir Protection^
"Property is the fruit of
labor property is desirable, is a
positive good in the world. That
some should be rich shows that
others may become rich, and
hence is just encouragement to
industry and enterprise."