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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1921.
"FOR SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS."
A curious appeal has been sent out
in the form of a circular from the
"Headquarters for Legislative Relief,
1216 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W., Wash
ington, D. C." and signed with the
name of P. M. Howard This ap
pears to be intended for lodges,
churches, schools and individuals, who
are asked to send a small contribu
tion to provide sufficient funds to
carry on the fight to secure legisla
tion from the new Congress on the
subjects vital to colored people, such
as lynching, mob violence, disfran
chisement, the Ku Klux Klan, etc It
__reads in part as follows:
"For some time Col. Henry Lincoln
Johnson, Georgia member of the Re
publican National Committee, the
only colored. Republican National
Committeeman, and one of the most
fearless and able champion of our
race at the Nation's Capital, is al
ready here on the scene and has been
lining up his forces for a great drive
on the new administration, to the
end that remedial and effective, legis
lation will be passed as promptly as
"This great man has given the best
of his time, his service, his energy,
as well as his imeans, in the unselfish
service of our cause, and it certainly
ill becomes us to. allow him to con
tinue to draw upon what may be
considered his poverty for further
effort in this direction.
"A small contribution from each
Lodge, Church, School, Organization
or Individual would go a long dis
tance toward providing sufficient
means to carry forward this fight
which is proving expensive and pro
"We are, therefore, going to ask
that you take up an after-collection
in your church or a special collection
in your lodge, school, or other organ
ization, (as the case may be), after
preaching on, or. discussing the race
question, and send the same to me
here at 1216 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
"This fund will be properly ac
counted for and we shall make it go
as far as possible in this great move
ment A small pittance will hurt no
one but will add greatly to this~effort."
We had not heard anything of the
activities of this movement for "Ra-
i cial Legislative Relief," previous to
the sight of this circular and had
supposed that the organized effort in
that direction was amply represented
through the National Associatjion for
teh Advancement of Colored People*
teh National Equal Rights League
and similar organizational Whether
there is a necessity to retain Ool.
Henry Lincoln Johnson in the guise
of "Racial Legislative Relief," tofur-
HONOR SHOULD BE GIVEN
WHERE IT IS DUE.
of her distinguished son. Because of
some controversy among some of the
color prejudiced members of the
Drama League as to inviting Gilpin,
some jim crow colored people advised
him not to go but his better judg
ment prevailed and he went, and he
was the STAR of the occasion.
CHARITY MAKbO 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
what is their just due and become rich
and when they have accumulated mil
lions they pose as "philanthropists"
and endeavor to perpetuate their
dames 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 have
THE SIN OF SILENCE
Among several things of recent oc
currences, none is more gratifying
than the recognition of merit that
was accorded to Charles Gilpin, the
actor, by the Drama League, March 5,
when he was one of seven guests of
honor present at the annual dinner of
that organization at Hotel McAlpin,
in New |fork City which 6,00 of its
3,000 m^ppbers attended thus em
phasizingthe idea that art knows no
color liisie:^ This is just as it should
be, not alone in art but in every line
of human endeavor. There should be
no place among men which would be
denied to a man solely on account of
color. And there is no country ex
cept the United States where merit
is not given its just due without re
gard to color. When the one hun-St.
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, H^.
ther accelerate the movement is open
There is need for greater concen
tration of our efforts, instead of
diffusing them through separate
agencies, sometimes working at cross
purposes. The National Republican
party in its platform pronounced it
self in favor of proper action by
Congress to remedy the lynching evil.
The question of disfranchisement was
threshed out by the sbkesmen of the
Advancement Association before the
Committee on the Census. President
Harding has declared his belief that
the colored citizens of America should
be guaranteed the enjoyment of all
their rights, including the full meas
ure of citizenship earned by them.
What the object is in appealing for
"a small pittance that will hurt no
one is hard to conjecture. The appacity
peal is undignified and unconvincing,
and should be ignored.
The foregoing is from the
York Age, and THE APPEAL agrees
that if anything is to be done it
ought to be done by organizations
which represent large followings all
over the country and not by one
Southern man who by reason of his
residence and also by the fact that
he represents only one man could not
make the fight so well and could not
possibly accomplish so much as strong
THE APPEAL further believes that
Haiti and Africa and everything else
foreign should be cut out and all
forces concentrated on justice for
begged for money to organize Jlmcrow
institutions and thus prevent their own
class from securing their rights as
The product of the segregated insti.
tutlon 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.
A NIGHT WITH TWJN CITIES'
A Very Unique and Pleasing Occasion.
Tuesda evening, St. James
A. M. E. church was filled to ca
with an audience that must
have warmed the heart of each par
ticipant on the excellent program
and, ecrtainly expanded with pardon
pride, the chest of Mme. L.
Antoinette Crafton, the manager and
musicaVdirector, whose masterly work
of the baton was soul-inspiring. Mme.
Crafton has done wonderful work to
have brought the choral choir so
quickly to its present state of ex
cellence. It wasi a musical treat, the
phrasing and artistic discretion in
the use of light and shade, all of
MME. L. A. CRAFTON
dredth anniversary of the birthday of advantages of Colored People," Rev.
Alexander Dumas arrivedr Prance de- J. H. solo, Rev. H. C.
clared it a national holliday in honor
which was very (much in evidence.
The work of the ministers was both
a surprise and delight and, in fact,
each participant covered himself or
herse.lf with glory.
The program included: Organ Iblo
by Mrs. Sidney Williams (Who
also accompanist), "Camp Meeting"
James Gospel Choir, by Mrs,
Grissom "Advantageled and Dis a
dingGreer Dunbar Mrs RettieParsons Jones
'solo, Rev. James A. Meyers remarks,
HE 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 thesense of duty done shall
be sweeter than the applause of the
world, the countenances of relatives or
the hearts of friends.Charles 'Sumner.a-s#
Chora Octette solo Rev T.J
Carr recitation (original), Rev. E.
A. Foster "Hard Trials," Gospel
Choir, led by Mrs. Clara Milner solo,
PComical," Rev, H. L. P. Jones. Sel
dom, if ever, has such delightful en
tertainment been given in St. James
church, and each of the participants
is entitled to the highest praise for
the excellent work done.
Refreshments followed the exer
cises and every onexleft delighted to
have been present.
THE "NOW" OF TH E CHRISTIAN.
Compiled by E. W. Gilles.
Come now and let us reason to
gether, saith the Lord though your
sins be as scarlet they shall be as
white as snow, though they be red
like crimson they shall be as wool.
There is therefore now no Condem
nation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh
but after, the Spirit.Romans 8:1.
Beloved, now are We the sons of
God, and it doth riot yet appear what
we shall be, but we know that when
He shall appear*we shall be like Him,
for we shall see Him as He is. 1
Now unto Him that is able to keep
you from falling and to present you
faultless before His glory with ex
ceeding joy.Jude 1:24.
i 5 ?*:""surf J.
Mrs. W. f. francisi
Meets President Harding
MRS. W. T. FRANCIS.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Chas.
A, Cottrell, former classmate of
President Harding, Mrs. W. T. Fran
cis, with several other prominent
colored women, was presented to
President and Mrs. Harding, directly
following the first official Cabinet
meeting last Tuesday. The President's
acknowledgment of Mr. Cottrell's
.presentation speech was earnest and
whole-souled, reflecting his warm per
sonality as he heartily shook the
hand of each of the women..
Mrs. Francis has just returned from
Washington, where she attended the
Inauguration on March 4th, and the
first national meeting of the directors
and state leaders of the Republican
National Committee in charge of
work among Colored women on the
3rd. She was chairman of the pro
gram committee of that meeting and
was elected chairman of the Press
Committee of the Western Division.
She also attended thtf meeting of the
Executive Board of the National As
sociation of Colored Women's Clubs
at the Frederick Douglas Home, at
which meeting the Home was for
merly turned over to the executive
board and passed into, the hands of
the National Association of Colored
Women's Clubs. At this meeting Mrs.
S. Joe Brown, of Des Mbines .Iowa,
presented a picture of Camp Dodge
to be hung in the home. She wastive
introduced by Miss Bailie Q. Brown,
President. Mrs.rj. C. Napier, Treas
urer, introduced Mrs. Francis, who
presented formerly the Copley Print
of St. Gaudian's 'Bronze Relief of the
54th Massachusetts Regiment march
ing to Fort Wagner.' This was a gift
from the Everywotnah Progressive
Council, of St. Paul. Mrs. Elizabeth
Carter, Honorary-President, commend
ed the gift from.: the St. Paul women,
and said, among1
other things, that
nothing more appropriate could have
bee selected as a gift to the Home.
picture will, be delivered and
hung as soon as certain repairs and
alterations have been made in the
According to definite statements
imade by Miss Hallie Q.Brown, Presi
dent, and Mrs. J. C. Napier, Treas
urer of the Association and custodian
of the Home, no picture of any in
dividual state worker or group of
workers will be hung in the Frederick
Douglas Home, except that of Mrs.
Mary B. Talbert, to whom belongs
the credit of undertaking the work
of restoring the Home.
While in Washington Mrs. Francis
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Lincoln Johnson, and received many
courtesies from her many friends. On
returning from Washington she stop
ped in Chicago several days and wasley,
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Adolph
Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Julius N. Aven
dorph Mr. and Mrs. John B. French
Mr. and Mrs. William Mead Mr. andacknowledged
Mrs. George Hawley Mr. and Mrs.same
John Washington Dr. and Mrs. E.
Griffith and Editor and Mrs. Abbott,
of the Defender, for luncheons, din
ners, auto rides and theater parties.
The Cannon 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 adopts 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
the skin 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.
1 i -ARTICLE ra.
The names and places of residence
of the persons forming this corpora
tion are: Wm. Cannon, Charles Quig
ley, Oliver Taylor, C. J. Milligan, and
B. Edwards, all of the city of
St. Paul, County of Ramsey and State
*'if?lr' ARTICLE IV. VVC
The management of tins corpora
tion shall be vested in a Board of
Directors, composed of not less than
five and not more than nine "mem
bers. The names and addresses'of the
first Board of Directors are: Wm.
Cannda. Oliver Taylor, Charles Quig
ley, B. F. Edwards and C. D. Milligan,
'all of the City of St. Paul, County of
Ramsey and State of Minnesota.
The first officers of this corporation
Yes, get one of
our handy oarik&. Put
it in a handy place
Watch your account
grow! The Bank is FreeAU
you need is a dollar (or
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Robert at Seventh, St. Paul
shall be: President, Wm. Cannon
Vice President, Charles Quigley, and
Secretary-Treasurer, B. Edwards,
All of the above officers #nd 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 in January in each year. Im
mediately after the election of di
rectors, or as soon threafter 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 directors and officers of this
corporation shall hold their respec
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 shall be twenty thou
sand ($20,000.00) dollars, which shall
be paid im, in money or property, or
both, in such manner, at such times,
and in 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
In Testimony Whereof, we have
hereunto set our hands, this the 10th
day of January, A. D1.
In the presence of:
B. F. Edwards,
STATE. OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY
On this.the 10th day of January,
1921, personally appeared before me
Wm. Cannon, O. Taylor, Charles Quig-
B. F. Edwards, C. D. Milligan,
to me known t6be the persons named
in and who executed the foregoing
Certificate of Incorporation, and each
that he executed the
as his free act and deed, for
the uses/ and purposes therein ex
Ramsey County, Minn.
My commission expires March 25,
1925. STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Ramseyss.
Office of the Register of Deeds.
This is to certify that the within
instrument was filed for record in this
office "at St. Paul, on the 9th day of
March, A. D. 1921, at 10:50 o'clock
A. M., and that the same was duly
recorded in Book "U" of Incorpora
tions, page 395.
J. J. FITZGERALD,
Register of Deeds.
By G. B. LANPHER, JRT,
CANNON TOILET MFG. CO.
STATE O MINNESOTA, DEPART-
MENT OF STATE.
I hereby certify that the within
instrument was filed for record in.
this office on the 4th-day of March,
A* D. 1921, at 10 o'clock AL ML, and
was duly recorded in Book L-4 of
Incorporations, on page 395.
Secretary of 'State.
Tel. N. W. Dale 605
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to order. French dry cleaning
pressing and repairing of
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A NEW Florsheim styleyou'll like it
C^xl if you desire the latest shapeit's a
square toe effect (not too pronounced).
Florsheim certainly understands how to
make shoes that are in good style and in
good tasteat a price that will save you
money in the long run. We canfityour
feet with Florsheims.
STANLEY SHOE CO.
421 ROBERT ST., ST. PAXFIj
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Your Favorite Artist
The Famous MAMIE SMITH
and her Celebrated Jazz Hounds
on the O. Keh Records, which play on
any disc machine.
We Have the Following Records:
That Thing Called Love
You Can't Keep a Good Man Down
(Sung by Mamie Smith)
Fare Thee Honey Blues
The Road Is Rocky (But I'm Gonna Find My Way)
(Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds)
Crazy Blues, "Blues Song"
It's Right Here ForYou (If You Don't Get It) 'Taih't No
Fault of Mine
(Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds)
Mem'ories of Your Mammy
If You Don't Want Me Blues
(Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds)
THE FOLLOWING TWO RECORDS
WILL BE IN NEXT WEEK
Lovin' Sam From Alabam
Don't Care Blues
(Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds)
Shim-me King's Blues (Fox Trot)
Royal Garden Blues (Fox Trot)
(Played by Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds)
64 6th Street cedar 4530
MAMIE SMITH'S JAZZ HOUNDS
We also carry a full line of Columbia Records
including all of Bert Williams'. We have a com-
plete stock of Columbia Graphonolas and Sonora
Phonographs. The Columbia Company has author-
ized us to reduce the prices of all their machines
to the pre-war prices. Come in and see these won-
derful bargains. Make our store your headquarters
for your records. We have twelve Hearing Rooms
on the ground floor and you are cordially invited
to come in and hear the New Records.
Mail orders and repairs on all makes of
machines our specialty. Open Saturday evenings,
till 10:00 P. M.
High Grade Pianos, Player,Pianos, Grand Pianos
and Phonographs on Easy Terms
If it*s on Record, we have it.
O YOU KNOW v.4*".
THAT FOR SERVICE AND QUALITY THE
St. Paul, Minn.
CANNOT E SUPASSED
Wl wtflR convince you that,"?*X