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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1921.
WORLD'S BEST NEWS:The
angel said unto them, Fear not foi
behold, I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all- peo-
ple. For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour, which
is Christ the Lord.Luke 2: 10, 11.building
HONOR GJVEN WHEN DUE.
It is with very much satisfaction
that we learn, Rene Maran, a young
colored author, born on the Island of
Martinique, French West Indies, has
won the annual prize of the
court academy for the best French
novel of 1921. The novel, entitled
"Batouala," deals with colored life in
Central Africa, the race question and
problems and aspirations of the col
ored people. France has a very
pleasing way of giving honor wher
ever due and talent is duly and fully
recognized even when found under a
colored skin. Vive la France.
THIRTY-EIGHT LYNCHED WHILE
CONGRESS DEBATES AMTI
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Ave,, New York, has made pub
lic a statement to the effect that since
the introduction of the Dyer Anti
Lynching Bill in Congress on April
11, 1921, there had been 38 persons
murdered by mobs in the United
States, of whom two were burned,
four bodies being publicly burned
after lynching. One of those lynched
was a colored woman. Three were
Since the Dyer bill was favorably
reported by the Committee on
Judiciary, on October 31, 1921, there
have been seven lynchings, one body
being publicly burned, in Helena, Ark.'
Among the causes assigned for
these lynchings are the following:
1. A colored man called to inquire
of a white girl why she had not
plied to a note he had written her.
He was lynched for this.offense.
2. An old man was accused .of
sisting a man to escape.
3. Two colored men were lynched
for aiding a third to escape.
4. One colored woman was thrown
from a bridge and drowned for
sisting a colored man to escape.
Georgia leads in the list of lynch
ings since the Dyer bill was intro
duced, having had 10. |Mississippi is
second with 7, South Carolina third,
with 5 Louisiana fourth, with 4, and
Arkansas and Texas each, have 3.
From the above everyone may read
ily see the urgent necessity of writ
ing to the state Representatives in
Congress urging their support for the
early passage of the bill.
JIM CROW LEADERS.
We present in this issue a sympo
sium of views of colored editors in
various parts of the country on the
speeches of President Harding in Bir
mingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga.
One of the strongest of these is an
editorial from the Richmond (Va.)
Planet, by that fearless journalist,
John Mitchell, Jr. Referring to the
of President Harding to have
more "negro" leaders developed, The
THE SOUTH IS FULL OF THIS
KIND OF LEADERS. DR. BOOK-
ER T. WASHINGTON DID HIS
PART IN DEVELOPING THIS
KIND OF LEADERSHIP. IN LAT-
ER YEARS HE REALIZED THAT
HE HAD GONE TOO FAR, TO THE
EXTENT OF ELIMINATING THE
PRINCIPLES OF MANHOOD,
WITHOUT WHICH NO RACE CAN
RISE TO THE'FULL HEIGHT OF
This is a strong statement yet it is
absolutely true. No single thing in
the history of the colored people in
the United States has, done so much
to prevent the full attainment of citi
zanship as that speech of Booker
Washington delivered in Atlanta, Ga.,
Since then the descent to hell has
been swift and sure and the depths
were sounded when 'the other day,
Warren G. Harding, President of the
United States, stood by the side of
the Grady monument in Atlanta, pro
nounced a eulogy on Henry W.
Grady, the most bitter, dangerous and
insidious enemy of the colored people
that the country has produced, de
clared that the race question must be
settled by the segregation of Ameri
Lured on by the enthusiastic. recep
tion by the South of the B. Washing
ton speech and the white man's
"good negro" pat on the shoulder, the
jimcrow leaders', tribe has increased
so enormously that it is now a men
ace to be reckoned with in every com
munity in which there are a hundred
Before he died Booker Washington
repented in bitterness what he had
done and longed for life to wash out
his unwise course but it was too late.
Although it may be news to many, it
is a fact that after his death an ar
ticle, written by him, was printed in
a leading magazine, in which he re
pudiated segregation which he had so
No greater calamity' could befall
the colored people than the harvest
ing of a new crop of "jimcrow negro
DEATH OFABOUL BAH A.
A cable from Haifa Syria, an
nounced the death in that city of
Abdul Baha Abbas, one of the great
est men of the day and the leader of
the Bahaist movement.
AbduL Baha,- "servant of God,"
traveled through the United States in
1912 and visited St. Paul among other
places. He was the guest of the large
congregation of Bahaists in Chicago
the latter part of April and early in
May in 1912 and on May 1, he dedi
cated the site at the Sheridan road
bridge in Wilmette, a suburb of Chi
cago, where the Bahaists are now
a temple costing several mil
lions of dollars, to be the world cen
ter of Bahaism.
Abdul' Baha was born in Teheran,
Persia. He was the successor of the
Bab, "gateway of knowledge," who
began about 1844 proclaiming
throughout Islam the coming of a
of God and made much
headway until executed at the age of
31. The noble father of Abdul Baha
was Mirza Hossein Ali of -Nour, a
disciple of the Bab.
Father and son were banished in
1868 to Akka, a prison city in Syria.
Forty years later the Young Turks
overthrew the despotic regime in Con
stantinople, and Abdul Baha was
The death of Abdul Baha will be
mourned by millions of his co-re
ligionists all over the world and it is
now claimed that there is at least
50,000,000 of them, who practice, as
well as preach that "of one blood God
made all nations."
There are many thousands of col
ored people in the United States who
have left orthodox Christianity and
have become Bahaists because, of hy
procrisy of the so-called Christians on
the color question.
NOT A MAGNA CARTA
We are sorry to notice that some
colored man has written an article in
which he 'says that President Hard
Birmingham speech* is a "Magna
Charta of Negro rights." Evidently
the gentleman, like President Harding
has not thought the question'through.
Instead of being a great charter of
liberties, it is really a curse hurled at
the colored people from which it will
a thousand years to recover.
We have gathered together and re
print in this issue many columns of
on the President's Southern
speeches and we recommend that the
people who have been disposed. to
swallow the discourses in toto, should
read the articles carefully and learn
the dangers which lurk in
WERE TH E CARDS STACKED?
Twenty-three years ago the United
States occupied the Philippine Islands, I
promising independence for the Fili
pinos in about twenty years or ai
soon as the natives were "qualified foi
Shortly after coming into power the
present Republican administration
sent a mission consisting of Gen.
Leonard Wood and W. Cameron
Forbes to investigate present condi
tions and the report, which has just
been made public, recommends that
the United States must keep the
Months ago, long before the investi
gation h'ad been completed, Gen. Wood
was nominated for governor and is
now in office.
Did Uncle Sam stack the cards on
,the liberty-loving Filipinos?
TRUE TO FORM.
At the Detroit Methodist conference
Emmett J. Scott declared "The Negro
does not ask social equality and never
has asked it. All he asks is social
justice." But, pray how can the col
ored man get "social justice unless he,
has every kind of equality before the
law and in public opinion?" Domtr
nant people do not give exact justice
to people they consider their inferiors.
Scott was private secretary to
Booker Washington for nearly twenty
years and was well trained to reiter
ate that the colored man does not
want that and other things which
would please the South. Now that he
is away from Tuskegee he ought to
learn a new tune.
Under .the'heading "Gamaliel Emu
Gililean," the Republican pub-
licity Association is sending out to
Republican newspapers a lot of dope
comparing President Harding to Jesus
Christ, but the resemblances are not
many. Christ did not teach that there
were "fundamental, eternal and un
escapable differences" between hu
man beings. Rich and poor, bond arid
free, black and white all looked alike
to the Galilean.
The U. S. Senate has refused to
confirm Henry Lincoln Johnson as
recorder of deeds, even after he had
declared for the President's segrega
tion program. The fight against him
was led by Senator Watson of Geor
Four coal black Africans are mem
bers of the French Chamber of Depu
ties. France is the only great nation
which has admitted the principle of
direct representation of colonials in
the national parliament.
Porto Ricans are demanding the re
call of E. Mont Reily who was re
cently appointed governor. He ii
charged with deep-seated prejudice
against the natives.
Charter Dec. 29th
Why Yo Shoul Vote
for the Ne Charter
Under the present charter expenses have increased from $4,454,251.63
(tax levy in 1915) to $8,553,182.15 (tax levy in 1920).
This is an increase in expenses, in five
years of $4,098,930.52 or 92 per cent.
During the same period the population of the city increased only five
Wh Pays YO Do!
If you own your home you pay in increased taxes.
If you pay rent you pay in increased rents because the landlords
always pass the tax increases on to their tenants.
You know your taxes are higher than they have ever been.
You know that rents are higher than they have ever beenand
your intelligence tells you that this will continue as long as we have
a charter framed to help the tax eaters rather than the tax payers.
People of Saint Paul, you rebuked the present
system at the amendment election May 21st.
You voted down proposed amendments to the charter which (if
carried) would have resulted in the expenditure of $1,175,000 more
of your money. Those who wanted to put over this grab of an extra
$1,175,000 of your money are the same individuals who are fighting the
You served notice on* these tax eaters then that you didn't want
any more of their game complete the job by voting in the new char-
ter December 29.. 'T'''--
It will give us better officials, district representation,
,r a square deal for all sections of the city, a system found
ed on the plan of the National government
It will give us men of judgment and experience on the
boards which will administer the various activities of
the citywe will have a better city. (Do you, Mr., Mrs.
and Miss Saint Paul booster, realize that during the five
years the city has been under the commission form of
government it has shown a smaller percentage of in-,
crease in population than during any other period of its
history?) Voters Inform Yourselves!!
The proposed charter is the best charter, that Saint Paul has ever
Don't-be deluded or misled by such foolish statements as that
it will do away with the eity bank that it will do away with teachers'
pensions, that it will cut down the amount of money available for
schools. WHEN FOLKS TRY TO WIN THEIR CASE BY MISREPRESEN-
TATION, THEY'RE CONFESSING THE WEAK-
NESS OF THEIR CAUSE.
CITIZENS OF SAINT PAUL, interested in your city's welfare,
you are earnestly invited to come to the oflices of the New Charter
Club, S. W. corner 4th and Robert streets, and ask questions
about any of the things you don't understand about this new instru-
ment, the adoption of which will mean so much to our city. The in-
formation bureau is working all the time,
Come in and* enroll your name in the
cause of a better, bigger and busier city.
NEW CHARTER CLUB
An organization of volunteer citizens working for better government
and a reduction of taxes in Saint Paul. :t
Fourth and Robert Sts. Phones: Cedar 6137 Cedar 61l9 Cedar 6109.
Watch this paper next week for facts and-figures concerning, the cost
of city government'under the present charter. t^
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A savings account is a standing invitation to de-
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