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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1921.
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
lynching^ in newspapers in the south.
This ought to help a lot.
EFFECT IN OF PROHIBITION
While THE APPEAL is not an
ardent advocate of Prohibition, it
believes that along some 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
Larceny, grand and petit.. 463
Careless driving 19
Disorderly conduct 461
Drunk (and disorderly). .3,335
Sex crimes, bastardy, etc. 56
Keeping and visiting resorts 53
Street walking 15
aSloon laws 70
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 SIN Of S1LEW
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.
JTwo 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 be
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 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 hun
dreds of years, a great way of "con
verting" the Jews by surrounding the
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
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.
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. THE MAN WH O 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.
.J6 *__Ar T**^
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 to 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 many
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
The name "Negro" applied to a
group of citizens in this country Is in
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
so 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 and 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 to
perpetrate a great wrong.
It is an Infamous thing for the gov
ernment of this great republic to draw
the color line 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
fixes or suffixes.
CHARITY MAKbe COWARDS.
"Charity makes for slave*, cowards
and sycophants," said "Mother Jones"
of Colorado mine field fame, recently.
Her words are true.
Men cheat their employes out of
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 phllanthopists,
these men, in many cases, are simply
thieves who really ought to be in
prison for having robbed their fellow
No class has suffered more from the
"philanthropies" of these rich thieves
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 bavt
'Dejfred for moB^ey*tof organize jiuicrow
ttutioilB and^&us prevefi\thelr own
glass from securing their
American citizens. %$*.*.
The product of the Segregated insti
tutlonis usually a crop of young coi
ored people with slavish instincts,
cringing cowards, servile sycophants
Great God deliver the people from
such charity and give-them justice.
OUR NEW PRESIDENT
One week ago yesterday President
Harding took the oath of office and
entered upon the discharge of his
duties as chief magistrate of this the
greatest country in the world. That
he has~a, great task before him, every
one who is in the least conversant
with the trend of these strenuous
times will admit and, it is our sin
cere hope that he will fully measure
up to the situation. He has selected
a most excellent cabinet and will be
able to get the first aid of these
sages their several lines of en
deavor. From the utterances made
by President Harding before his elec
tion, since his election, in his letter
of acceptance and* in his inaugural
address we are inclined to believe we
1-ave the right man in the right
place. As both houses of congress are
overwhelming Republican, there j.s
every reason to feel sure that all the
citizens will get an absolutely square
deal, irrespective of creed or color.
So mote it be.
STICKING TO IT.
By E. W. Gilles.
Disappointemnts and losses will
come, but they may be overcome.
When Mr. and Mrs. Bird return from
the South the spring and find their
last years house demolished, they
sing their sweetest songs and work
like lrojans, and a new house is
built and a growing family provided
I want to encourage you to be a
sticker and a stayer. As someone has
said: The postage stamp sticks to
that leads to success in any line.
Concentration of effort is the thing
that counts The trouble with many
old shot-guns is that they scatter too
much. So while they may do a good
deal of shooting, they don't do much
hitting. We have all heard of course
of the man who had too imany irons
in the fire We have all heard of
course of the man who was a jack
of all trades and master of none of
I want to encourage you to have
something definitely in view, and get
right after it. Someone has said:
This one thing I do. It is better to
do one thing and do it well than to
undertake many things and not do
any of them well
In railroading, the application of
sand to the slippery tracks, enables
the engine to stick to the rails and
pull the load On. other occasions, it
enables the engine to stick to the
rails and hold the load back, and thus
avoid running away with itself, all of
which is encouragingly suggestive of
"sand" or "grit" in life.
I want to encourage you to be.
tremendously in earnest Earnestness
puts the steam into things, and steam
makes things go Someone has said:
I press towards the mark. In other
words, I bring pressure to bear upon
myself. In other words, I crowd my
self into the work of life. In other
words, I am tremendously in earnest
It is surprising what earnestness har
nessed up with a,lot of other good
qualities, will accomplish. Life is a
good deal like a wheelbarrow. You
apply the push, and it goes
I want to encourage you to refrain
from whining. The world likes a
little baby, but it doesn't like a big
baby. Supposing the world is out of
joint at both ends, whining won't help
it any. A stiff upper lip will help
you over many a hard place, and keep
the confidence and respect of those
about you, while a whine will lead
people to think you are a sissy boy,
and despise you accordingly.
I want to encourage you to avoid
the habit of impatience. Impatience
in the life is like friction in the ma
chinery. It makes it run hard and
wear jout quick, and is a constant an
noyance and unhappiness while do
Now in closing, I want to encour
age you in'everything that is good,
the highest ideals and purposes, the
loftiest inspirations and aspirations
Did you ever notice that "talk"
doesn't hurt a man? Perfection isn't
looked for in a mian, 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
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 lie can
never be lived down. It may burn
low, but gossip loving lips are ready
with new fuet 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 man or any
other man who has thought things
through properly ever talks about
the difficulties of his work either
publicly or in bis work.
The general of an army should
know full|vell a&the difl^ultfes thft"
confront km, hj| the less he says
about theft* .the better. Knowing-and
talking are two Afferent'things.
is said that Von Moitke" once
asked to wihat he7attributedwase
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 becomea
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 Gannon Toilet Manufactur
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.
We, the undersigned, for the pur
pose of becoming incorporated under
the laws of the state of Minnesota,
do hereby adopt and sign the follow
ing Articles of Incorporation:
The name of this corporation shall
be THE CANNON TOILET MANU-
FACTURING COMPANY. The gen
eral nature of its business shall be,
to manufacture, buy, sell and other
wise dispose of, and deal in, all kinds
of toilet preparations and lotions for
theskin and all ramifications thereto.
The principal place of transacting
the business of this corporation shall
be in the city of St. Paul, county of
Ramsey and state of Minnesota.
The time for the commencement of
this corporation shall be the 10th day
of January, A. D. 1921, and the pe
riod of its duration shall be 30 years.
The names and places of residence
of the persons forming this corpora
Wm, Charles Quiff- TaylorCannon,
there.w if th straightgetsd an narro path I
C. Milligan aif
Edwards, all of the city of
St. Paul, County of Ramsey and State
The management of this corpora
tion shall be vested in a Board of
lhrectors, composed of not less than
five and not more than nine mem
bers The names and addresses of the
first Board of Director are: Wnu
Cannon, Oliver Taylor, Charles Quig
Edwards and C. D. Milligan-,
all of the City of Count of sey and StateSt.fPaul, Minnesota.y
The first officers of this corporation
shall be: President, Wm. Cannon
Vice President, Charles Quigley, and
becretary-Treasurer, B. F. Edwards.
All of the above officers and directors
shall hold their respective offices
aforesaid until the next annual meet
ing of the corporation to be held on
the second Monday in January, A. D.
1922, at which time and annually
thereafter, a Board of Directors shall
be elected from and by the stock
holders of this corporation.
The annual meeting of this cor
poration shall be held at its prin
cipal place of business on the second
Monday January in each year. Im
mediately after the election of di
rectors, or as soon thereafter as prac
ticable, the directors shall meet and
elect from their number a president
and a vice president, and from their
number or from the stockholders a
secretary-treasurer. Any two offices
except those of president and vice
president may be 'held by one person.
The diieotors and officers of this
corporation shall hold their respec
tive offices until their successors have
been duly elected, qualified and have
entered upon the discharge of their
The amount of the capital stock of
this corporation*o shall be twenty thou
sand ($20,00000) dollars, which shall
or property, or
both, In such manner, at such times,
and such amounts as the Board of
Directors shall order. The capital
stock shall be divided into 2,000
shares of the par valeu of ten ($10)
The highest amount of indebted
ness or liability to which this cor
poration shall at any time be subject
shall be the sum of five thousand
($5,000 00) dollars.
In Testimony Whereof, we have
hereunto set our hands, this the 10th
day of January, A. D. 1921.
In the presence of:
B. F. Edwards,
C. D. Milligan.
By E. W. Gilles.
I want to impress upon you that
you have the making of one of the
finest of men within you.
I want to encourage you to live
above your past.
The very failures of the past be
come stepping stones *or the future
when we get on top of them.
The very mistakes of the past be
come guide posts and danger signals
forthe future when we allow*"them to.
The past is gone, whether goodj
bad or indifferent, and cannot be re
Well, let it go, except as it may
help us to not make the same mis
An ancient writer put it about
right when he said, "Leaving the
things that are behind and reaching
on to that which is before, I press
toward the work of the prize of the
high calling which is in Christ Jesus."
Jonathan, the son of Saul, called
out to the lad, "The arrows are ahead
If we may think^of them as the
arrows of opportunity, we may say
they are ahead of us.
T*f futurn i^hosg bi with opportunity,biggesi
and better than his yesterday.
We anay not reach the heights at
a single bound, but steady climbing
is the thing that gets there.
Perfection is always above us, and
ahead of us, but we may~be always
hopefully on the way towards it.
We may look up ratiher than down
and then go as we leok and thus
make progress upward.
In closing, I want to encourage you
in the highest ideals and inspirations
and aspirations of life. **&
1HINK of the millions of feet that must
be made comfortable. Think ofthe task
of fitting them all. Florsheim does this
with minute gradations of many, many
lasts. Experience has shown how skill
makes it possible, without a sacrifice of
style. Florsheim quality adds true
economy to comfort and appearance.
STANLEY SHOE CO.
421 ROBERT ST., ST. PAUL
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"Property is the fruit of
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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."
The Home for Savings. Robert, at Seventh, Saint Paul.
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