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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1921.
WORLD'S BEST NEWS:The
angel said unto them, Fear not for
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.
Tomorrow is the 1921st anniver
sary of the birth of Christ, the Sondisciple
The observance of Christmas as
the day of the birth of the Savior is
by common consent a pleasing and
profitable custom, and it is moreover
the one thing in which Christians of
all denominations, with but few ex
ceptions, actually concur.
In almost every other particular,'
creed, doctrine, rites and ceremonies,
there is almost infinite diversity of
opinion and practice in regard to
the propriety of making the alleged
day of our Savior's birth, a holiday,
there is substantial unity and, byprocrisy
some means or other, the birth of
Christ has been so impressed upon
the world's customs and manners,
that every event in its history, so
cial, governmental and personal, must
necessarily, be connected with that
important event as the orbs of the
solar system are with the great lu
minary. Thus Christ is the light of
the world, and all our affairs are con
nected with Him as the planets are
bound to the sun by the law of grav
itation. In every letter we write,
every deed we execute, every item
of business we transact, custom has
made it necessary and unavoidable
that we should connect the transac
tion with the truth of Christ. And
it is a significant fact that the
tions that thus recognize the Savior,
in even an incidental manner are
"those most advanced in intelligence
and civilizationthose that are most
powerful and prosperous, those that
really govern the world. The nations
that celebrate the 25th of December
and that designate the present year
1921 are the favored ones of the
world. That such is the case, can be
attributed to no other cause than
Christianity, of which Christmas is
We wish all our* readers A MERRY
HONOR GIVEN 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 Gon
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 ANTI
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 the
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 re
plied to a note he had written her.
He was lynched for this offense.
2. An old man was accused of as
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 as
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.
DEATH OF ABDUL BAHA.
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
building 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
messenger of God and made much
headway until executed at the age of
31. The noble father of Abdul Baha
was Mirza Hossein AH of Nour, a
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 blo.od 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
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
ing's 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
take a thousand years to recover.
We have gathered together and re
print in this issue many columns of
comment 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
of the dangers which lurk in the
WERE THE CARDS STACKED?
Twenty-three years ago the United
States occupied the Philippine Islands,
promising independence for the Fili
pinos in about twenty years or as
soon as the natives were "qualified for
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 had 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?" Domi
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.
JIM CROW LEADERS.
We present in this issue a sympo
sium of views of colored editors in
various parts of the country on the,,
speaches 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 themany.
desire 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 ft 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
zenship as that speech of Booker
(see Comptroller's report of city expenditures for 1920).
Washington deUvered in Atlanta, Ga., &i 'Sft^SSSTp,^
1895. against the natiyes.
MORE FACTS AND FIGURES
2)^h (Thuis-day of next week) whether or not they *ish to remain
The city paid out fo interest 1915
est item aldne in 1920 over 1915.
The totals (see Comptroller's report) including interest are
$4, 454, 251.63-for 1915 and $8,553,182.15 for 1920.
This is an increase of 92 per. cent in city expenditures dur
ing a period in which the population increased about 5 per
'J'nt (figured at the ratcei ofgovernment increase shown by census of 2,000 pere
money and were stoppedno, they didn't stop themselves:
^V were stopped by law. When the census showed only 235,000
people in 1920, the expenditures being on the basis of over 260,000
nopulation (at $30 per capita) were illegal. So they went before
the people last May and said, "Give us moresaid moneyraisee the per
f-Apita to $35 "If they had passed the $35 amendment they would
sren $1,175,000.00 more of your money.
CONSTRUCTIVE FEATURES OF NEW CHARTER
1. District representation the sam theory a state represen-
tation ,n the National Congress and county representation State
Legislatures as provided^y National and State Constitutions.
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 area hundred
Before he died Booker Washington
repented in bitterness what he
done and longecTfor life to wash out
his unwise course but it was too late.
Although it may ne 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 neWerop of "jimcrow negro
Under the heading "Gamaliel Emu
lates 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
Christ did not teach that there
were "fundamental, eternal and un
escapable differences" between hu
man beings. Rich and poor, bond and
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 hadto
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
hers 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
organization consisting of the general
As promisedL in the "advertisement published la 4 week this paper
to the voters who will decide on Decembei
puhhc), furthers factlst and figures concerning the ,oost of city ewern-
that has given us such a startling increase in expen-
THE NATIONAL CENSUS INDICATES SAINT PAUL'S
POPULATION INCREASE HAS "SLOWED Tjp OUR
INFLATION GREW FROMof 215,000governmentTbecame00oper-0523O0191NIycit
301,000 IN 191e 0 TO 380,000 IN 1920
MINNEAPOLIS INCREASED FROM
'WHAT'S THE MAT
spending (exclusive of interest on bonds)
o,, 2.2. 819.35 to run the city (see Comptroller's report of 1915 expen-
exelusiv of interest on bonds) $7,174,586.48v
After five years under the present system we are spending
$731,432.28,eand $1,378,595.67anr increase of $647,163.09 in th inter in
wantedthte spend even mor
mistrusted them and "no." Th logical
^|77 thing for the people to do nowhaving registered an em-
Hiitic yote of protest against the "grab" in May (the $35 amendment
ailed to carry a single precinct, the vote being more than 3 to 1
Turainst)is to complete the job of voting out the system under which
the waste and inefficiency has occurred. This be done voting-
yes for the new
ENERGIES THEby AT
E PROPOSED $3caAMENDMENT 5
WHOLARE RESPONSIBLE FOORR THE
PRESENT HIGHW TAXES AND WHO TRIED TO MAKE
servicen teacherse' pensions,scity/bank
other desirable features of the present charter, doing away only with
the undesirable features, such as unequal repiesentation and calling
a man mayor" who has no real power or responsibility. The new
charter gives the mayor responsibility and power to carry out the
wishes of the people who electhim
3. A budget to be passed on by the legislative branch of the
government after submission by departmentsthe American plan as
opposed to the present plan under which the men who make the
budget also appropriate the money and spend it this provision of the
present charter is all wrong and -the past seven years has proven it
extravagant and Wasteful almost beyond belief. Proven it
4. $12 per capita is allowedi folr schools, which is $1.23 per
capita more than waesnspentn for the same purposes in 1920: at this
$2,868 OOb.00 or nearly $338,000.00 more than was spent in 1920
These are factsverify themthey are taken from the Comptrol-
ler's reports and reports of the U. S. Census Bureau.
Call for the pamphlet entitled "Facts about the proposed new
charter" read! il^-then vote for the best interests of the city
Polls will be open from 6 A. M. to 9 P. M. You needn't register-
just go to the polls and vote, Thursday, December 29.^
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.
Fourth and Robert Sts./Phones: Cedar 6137 Cedar 6119 Cedar 6109.
YOTE /fi-FOR A MEW CHARTER
Purposes in 1922 tfie sum of
THE N. A. A. C. P.
Announces Its Annual Meeting
January 3, 1922.
The National Association for the
Advancement. of Colored People, 70
Fifth Ave., New York, has an
nounced its annual meeting of the
year to be held on January 3, 1922.
The business meeting at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon is to be held |n the Rus
sell. Sage Foundation Building, 130
East 22nd St., New.York, and is to
be followed by a mass meeting in the
Palace Casino, 135th St. and Madison
Ave., at 8 P. M.
The Dyer Anti-Lynching* Bill and
the Arkansas peons are to be dis
cussed at the mass meeting, and it is
exepcted that Representative Leon
idas C. Dyer, who introduced the
anti-lynching bill in Congress, will be
one of the speakers. The other speak
ers will be James Weldon Johnson,
secretary of the N. A. A. C. P.
Charles Edward Russell, member of
the Board of the N. A. A. C. P., and
Rev. Mordecai W. Johnson, a brilliant
and forceful speaker now studying at
University, on leave of ab
sence from his churck in Charleston,
Mr. James. Weldon Johnson will
make a full report of the action of
the N. A. A. C. P. in defending the
victims of the riots in Arkansas and
of the ten-year fight of the N. A. A.
C. P. against lynching, culminating in
the present Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill.
At the afternoon meeting of the
N. A. A. C. P., the annual reports
will be read of the secretary, treas
urer and other officers and members
of the Board of Directors will be
Whatever you do don't forget to
attend the special sermon of Como
Temple 128, Daughter Elks, Sunday
evening, Jan. 1, 1922, at St. Jame's
A. M. E. church. The sermon will be
preached by Dr. H. L. P. Jones. Spe
cial music by senior choir. Gopher
Lodge 105, Ames Lodge 106, and
Minnehaha Temple 129 are cordially
FEATHERING ONE'S NEST.
By E. W. Gilles.
The time to feather ones nest, is
when one has something to feather it
The rainy day, as we call it, is sure
It may came in the form of sick
ness, or something else, at any time
and, it will surely come in the form
of old age, if one lives long enough.
If you are simply earning money
and spending it, that is an awful
Mr. Blank earned from $100 to $200
per month for a dozen years, and then
lost his job in the midst of a finan
cial depression. In the meantime the
money had gone to the bow wows
and, now, with a wife and two babies
on his hands, and no job, and no
money, he was in a bad fix.
I hope to encourage you to put one
tenth of your income in a savings
bank as a permanent reserve fund.
I hope to encourage you to get a
home of your own, on the installment
plan, if necessary, but get a home of,
Thus, with your own home and
with your savings bank account in
creasing from week to week, you will
have something to ga on in case of
reverses, and something -to live on
when old age overtakes you.
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