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S \TURDAY FEBRUARY 26, 1921
FAREWELL! ALL HAIL!
Before another issue of THE AP
PEAL appears, we will forever be
of President Wilson and his color
piejudice and Warren Gamaliel Hard
ing will be President of the United
States We thank God for both of
these facts. We know what Wilson
has been and, while we do not know
what Piesident Harding will be, we
are confident that he will be a big
improvement over his predecessor.
Farewell forever, Mr. Wilson! All
hail' President Harding!
THE N. A. A. C. P.
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People has
begun a drive for a quarter of a
million members and, one of the
methods employed to arouse the peo
ple to a sense of their duty as hu
man, law-abiding American citizens,
is the sending out of 10,000 copies
of a large 8x11 eight-page pamphlet
containing fac-simile accounts of
lynchings in newspapers in the south.
This ought to help a lot
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 89 129
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 14
Murder 6 3
Non-support 21 9
Loitering ,34 26
aSloon laws 70 1
THE SIN OF SILENCE
THE IMMIGRANT QUESTION.
The hordes of foreigners who are
planning to come to this country, if
possible, are a 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 %t 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'time'
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
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.
In 1919 the arrests for drunken
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.
ness totaled 49.7 per cent of the 'ZZ^ZT'
whole number of arrests in 1920 they J^S.
i Christianitfamilies,e to sav the lives ofethpm-
were onlv 9.2 per cent of the total i mem-
races which take no interest in this The' name "Negro" applied to a
country other than to receive high group of citizens in this country is in
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 beo
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 Judaism and be
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 it had ever been
and that the American Jew was one
of its greatest factors.
In Europe they have had for nun-
THE MAN WHO DARES
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.
449 dreds of years, a great way of "con-
ghettos and murdering men, women
land children. Hungar
but all of th 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
brethren. "NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO
Representative Clark of Florida,
speaking before the House census
committee, denounced the National
Association for the Advancement of
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.
SEGGREGATION BY CENSUS.
The United States assumes that a
group of about 10,000,000 people are
Negroes and proceeds ti so classify
them. More than ninety-nine per cent
of the persons so classified were born
In America of American parents, and
their parents were Americans and so
on back for ten generations.
If a man whose ancestors for manj
generations is not an American, who
Is entitled to the name? If a white
man can become an American In two
generations, why should a person of
any other color born in this country
fail to "arrive" in the same space of
accurate, because it does not include
forty or fifty million other Americans
who have more or less Negro blood
The expression "pure race" is amyth
all great writers on racial questions
The mixing of bloods in this country
has gone so far that it Is impossible
to determine with any degree of accu
racy who has Negro blood atffl who
has not, and for the Government to
'select about 10,000,000 people and say
that they are "Negroes," and by that
act to aid in making them a separate
treatment in church and state, is topresent.
perpetrate a great wrong.
It is an infamous thing for the gov
ernment of this great republic to draw
the color lino in any way. In a re
public every citizen should have ex
actly the same status so far as the
government is concerned.
There is no reason why a Democra
cy should attempt to classify Its cit
izens by their blood. All persons
born in this country should be con
sidered Americans without any pre
fixes or suffixes.
CHARITY MAKhe COWARD8.
"Charity makes for slaves, cowards
and sycophants," said "Mother Jones"
of Colorado mine field fame, recently.
Her words are true.
Men cheat their employes out of
1 l. P. N CARDQZ0
To my friends and the public
jl In re-entering the furniture
business in St. Paul, after an
absence of several years, I
have the pleasure of announc
fj ing my association with the
Jacobs Furniture Co., Eighth
Street at Cedar, where I have
assumed the responsibilities of
jj Credit and Business Manager.
The public will remember the
opening of this new furniture
f| store only a few months ago
|j The stocks here are all- new,
and the prices based on pres
ent markets. Thus you are
j assured real values.
jjj Any one favoring me with a
jj call in my new place of busi
ness will receive the same
courteous attention my friends
have known me td give in the
P. N. CARDOZO.
what is their just due and become rich
and when they have accumulated mil
lions they pose as "philanthropists"
and endeavor to perpetuate their
names by giving money for libraries
or "charities," or Christian asso
Instead of being great philanthropists,
these men, in many cases, are simply
thieves who really ought to be inproprietors
prison for having robbed their fellow
No class has suffered more from the
"philanthropies" of these rich tnieves
than the colored people and their ne
farious work has been aided by so
called colored leaders who have taken
the role of public mendicants and have
begged for money to organize jimcrow
institutions and thus prevent their own
class from securing their rights as
The product of the segregated insti
tution is usually a crop of young col
ored people with slavish instincts
cringing cowards, servile sycophants.
Great God deliver the people from
such charity and give them justice
Mr. J. H. Lawson, proprietor of
the tailor-shop, 321 Jackson street,
has been appointed custodian of the
Fletcher property, occupying the en
tire west side of Jackson street, be
tween Third and Fourth streets. He
has charge of the rent collections,
hiring of employes, management of
the property, etc.
The Forum of the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored People will meet tomorrow,
Feb. 27, at 4 o'clock p. m., at Pilgrim
Baptist Church, Grotto street and
Central avenue. Mr. E. H. Davidson,
Secretary of the Citizens Alliance,
will deliver an address on "The Open
Shop." Musical selections will also
be given. All members and friends
are urged to attend.
On Monday evening, Feb. 28, at
St. James A. M. E. church the Ster
ling Club will present eight reels of
moving pictures of Playground and
Park activities of St. Paul. Commis
sioner James M. Clancy and Mr. E.
M. Johnson, Supt. of Playgrounds,
will be present. This entertainmorC
will be free to the public, and every
body is invited and urged to beer's
All the folks who will not get to
go to the inaugural ball at Washing
ton, D. C. on next Friday evening,
March 4th, the date of the inaugura
tion of President Harding, may have
just as good time by going to Min
neapolis and attending the Inaugural
Ball to be given by the Minneapolis
Fraternal Hall Association, at Ames
Hall, Kistler Building, Sixth Ave. N.
and Lyndale. (See displayed adver
tisement on 4th page.)
The Second Ball of the Oriental
Fun Series of the Arab Patrol of
Fezzan Temple No. 26, Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine, will be given Wednes
day night, next week, March 2, at
South Side Auditorium* Minneapolis.
Both St. Paul and Minneapolis wear
ers of the red fez will be there to
welcome all conieTsT' Music by Wm.
Moore's Ten-piece Jazz Band. A
number of fun-furnishing features
will be pulled off. There will also
be a barrel containing a prize for
the one who guesses what's in the
barrel. Everyone present is entitled
to guess free.
The entertainment by the TJ. H. A.
W. (Union Hall Association Wives)
at Union Hall, on Washington's Birth
day, proved to be a very pleasant
affair, although not largely attended.
The ladies who wore old-time cos
tumes looked quite charming, and
they rendered a very pleasing pro
gram, after which the time was
passed in dancing. This was the
first of a series of entertainments
which the ladies contemplate to give.
Slo be on the qui jvive for the next
Mrs. W. T. Francis will leave to
night for Washington, D. to at
tend a meeting called by Mlrs. Lethia
Fleming of Cleveland, Ohio, chairman
of colored women, under the Nation
al Committee, to form a permanent
organization March 3. She has also
been invited by the custodian and
treasurer of the Women's Douglass
Memorial Home, Mrs. J. C.^Napier, xf
Nashville, Term., to attend a business
meeting early in the day of March 5
and a reception later given to the
Washington citizens and the dele
gates. The Douglass home was clear
ed of all debt through the efforts of
N. W. CEDAR OS5S
the women's clubs, but $6,000 is
needed to make the changes and im
provements necessary to have it what
they desire it to be. Already $4,000
has been raised for that purpose, but
|2,000 more is needed, and Mrs.
Francis has been asked to appeal to
Minnesota to do its share, as the
money must be raised quickly so that
the home may be put in proper shape
by summerrtime. Mrs. Francis will
be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Lincoln Johnson during her stay in
Value of Small Advertisement
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. To 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
After a little hibernating Memorial
is preparing to wake up with the
spring and begin her vernal equi
Tomorrow is Go-to-Church Sunday.
All "members and friends of Memorial
are urged to be present at 11 a. m.
and hear the thrilling historical ser
mon, concerning the ungodly hard
ships and diabolical suffering of re
markable Negro Christian heroes
during Southern slavery. Sub. at
8 p. "The Full Measure of Chris
tianity." S. S. at 9:45 a. m. B. Y.
P. U. at 6:30 p. m. Come on time.
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
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 BEST OF ALL IS CHARITY.
Mrs. Nellie Quarles, who moved
from St. Paul to Buffalo, N. a
few months ago, where she has a
rooming house which she has named
The Saint Paul, is the secretary of
a committee of Floyd's Memorial
Church that feeds from 200 to 500
poor people every day, according to
the daily papers that contained ex
cellent notices of the activities of
the people of Potter Street church
as it is called. One of the papers
stated that 1,600 hungry people had
been fed there in one week. Chair
man A. Sims of the "dinner com
mittee" is quoted as saying: "Al-
though this work isi conducted solely
by colored people, we *do not dis
criminate between colored and white
people" The menu offered the men
out of work consists of soup, white
bread and such other articles of food
as are donated. Volunteers wait on
table, wash dishes and make them
selves generally useful.
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
about a few faults he has, the absent
one who is probably attending to his
own affairs, is elevated in the hear
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 lie can
never be lived down. I may burn
low, but gossip loving lips are ready
with new fuel. Did you ever think
how damnably mean some goody
goody people are in this respect?
TALK YOUR WORK UP.
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. If you must tell
your troubles to someone, tell them
to God, but don't tell them to the
people around about you. No busi
ness man or professional iman or any
other man who has thought things
through properly ever talks about
the difficulties of his work either
publicly or ,in his work.
The general of an army should
know full well all the difficulties that
confront him, but the less he says
about them the better. Knowing and
talking are two different things. I
is said that Von Moltke was once
asked to what he attributed the suc
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 become a
^-JKeep seriously sweet or sweetly
serious. Especially in closing a work,
keep mtim and keep sweet no matter
how hard it may be.
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