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SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1922.
thou passest through the waters, I
will be with thee and through the
nvers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned neither
shall the flame kindle upon thee.
WILLIAM MONROE TROTTER
On April 7, William Monroe Trot
ter, editor of the Boston Guardian
and world-famous agitator for the
rights of the colored people, will be
50 years old
He has done more to fight jim
crowism and to inspire in the colored
people a determination to battle for
their rights than any living man of
the race. \n
He has impoverished himself, hav
ing spent the fortune left him by his
fathers, in financing his work for
freedom and justice for the colored
In the presence of this giant of
agitation, nine-tenths of the alleged
colored leaders appear as pigmies.
He has always stood for absolute
equality of citizenship The majority
of the "leaders" have compromised in
one way or another.
He deserves a FIFTY THOU
SAND DOLLAR FUND. His work
can not be estimated in dollars and
cents Even a small fund will show
that his work has been appreciated
and that the colored people are will
ing to pay for freedom.
The editor of every paper circulat
ing aranog the colored people ought
to boost Trotter in his editorial col
umns and also ^contribute to the
THE APPEAL has already sent a
check for Five Dollars.
Reader: Do not fail to send at
once your contribution to the Guard
ian Staff, The Guardian, 34 Cornhill,
A BLACK YEAR FOR COLORED
The first year of the Harding ad
ministration has been a distinct dis
appointment to right-minded, clear
thinging, far-sighted Christian Amer
icans, especially the colored people
who have been placed by fate under
the rule of the U. S. ^A.
The Filipinos, a colored race, have
been denied the freedom which was
solemnly promised them more than
twenty years ago. In 1921 there was.
a farcical "investigation" of condi
tions, by the man who had been picked
to rule the islands and whose policy
had evidently been decided upon be
fore the results of the "investigation"
had been received in the U. S. A.
A man with bitter racial prejudices
has been sent to govern the Porto
Ricans, the majority of whom are
colored people, who are anxious to
get from under the American yoke.
Santo Domingo wishes to be free
from jimcrow lule but the present
American regime hangs on without
rhyme or reason.
The man sent to "investigate" and
rule Haiti, is the very man who was
the ruler when the alleged outrages
took place. The Haitians are nearly
all black people and Catholics in re
ligion. Not satisfied with the "pa-
cification" outrages, the oppressors
have added insult to injury, by fore
THE MAN WHO DARES
A 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.Charles Sumner.
ing jimcrowism into the Catholic passed, during which time* thousands
churches where separate masses are of brave Irishmen have laid down
now celebrated for colored and white}their lives to free their beloved coun-
people. That is one of the sacrileges try from the horrors of British op-
of the rule in Haiti of the U. S. A. 'pression. The Irish have fought Brit-
The Harding administration has ain to the death, Britain was whip-
failed to recognize Mexico, although ped, and just the other day the birth
the conditions are now stable and of the new Irish Free State was cele-
there is not as much lawlessness in brated.
the whole republic as there is in the
city of Chicago in the U, S. A. The
population of Mexico is approxi
mately 70 per cent Indian 25 per
cent mixed white Indian and Negro
and not more than 5 per cent pure
When the President was a candi
date he addressed a large delegation
of colored people and said, "Fellow
Americans, fear not, America will not
fail you." Coolidge, the candidate,
handed out seme very touching
phrases couchel in the purest Bos
tonese, in which he made a plea for
more rights for the colored people.
Elder Will H. Hays and his assist
ants, including the "jimcrow
paign bureau under Lincoln Johnson
and Perry Howard assured the peo
ple that the election of the Republi
can ticket would make this country
practically a territorial paradise.
It was not long after March 4,
1921, that it became evident that a
policy of segregation was being form
ulated for Americans of darker" hue.
Practically all of the -gimcrowism of
the Wilson regime have been con
tinued and many new wrinkles have
The speeches of President Harding
in the South last fall, in which he
practically read the colored people
out of the Republican party and in
effect endeavored to relegate them
to an inferior status in the social or
der were a veritable curse upon a
group of loyal citizens.
The administration has invaded the
states in which the colored had an
actual part in the party organizations
and has practically decreed that they
must "fall in behind the white man,"
or get out.
The administration started a K. K.
K. investigation which was suddenly
called off without any reason for the
action being given.
A few jimcrow offices have been
thrown out like bones to a horde of
hungry dogs and a few jimcrow col
ored men have been base~~enough to
Mates, it has been a dark year for
the dark peoples.
The writer has been an active Re
publican for. more than fifty years
and still believes in the principles
laid down by Lincoln, Grant, McKin
ley and Roosevelt, and it is with re
gret that we are compelled to note
that the present national administra-
THE SIN OF SILEHCF
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.
tion has strayed from the G. O. P.
Having been convicted bv a Dublin
court of taking part in the Irislv Re
bellion of 1798, Robert Emmet, the
greatest Irish patriot, was duly exe
cuted by the British authorities.
He closed his last speech with these
words "I have but one request to
make on my departure from this
world. Let no man write my epitaph
for, as no man who knows my motives,
dare now vindicate them, let not pre
judice asperse them. Let mv tomb
remain unscribed, until other times
and other men can do justice to my
character. When my countrv shall
take her place among the nations of
the earth, then, and not until then, let
my epitaph be written."
More than one hundred years have
No doubt Emmefct's martyrdom did
much to keep burning the fires of na
tionalism which have at last made
Ireland a nation. To Robert Emmett
more than to any other one man may
the successful ending of the fight for
freedom be credited. Now let his epi
taph be written.
EGYPT IS FREE.
There is great rejoicing in Egypt.
Sultan Ahmed Fuad Pasha has an
nounced with due pomp and ceremony
that Egypt has become an indepen
dent and sovereign state and that he,
the Sultan, has assumed the title of
the King of Egypt. The British High
cam- Commissioner, Field Marshal Lord
Allenby, called at the Royal palace
after the ceremonies at Cairo and con
gratulated King Fuad, whom he ad
dressed as "Your Majesty." How has
this been accomplished?^ By cringing
and saying "We don't want this and
we don't want that and we don't want
the other"? No. The Egyptians de
fied Great Britain and refused to ac
cept anything except absolute free
dom. They fought for it, they died
for it and they got it!
CLOSE THE DOORS
When the Senate concurs-^as it
should doin the bill which has just
passed the House, the restricted im
migration law will be extended one
year from June 30 next. It is the in
tention of the House Immigration
committee to draft a permanent en
actment, but the subject is so intri
cate that -it rtt a A
hurriedly. The extra year will be
none too long
Until the war upset all Europe the
transatlantic liners were bringing as
many as a million aliens Jnto the
country in a year. The situation was
becoming serious. Hostilities broke
up the traffic, but after-the armistice
a perfect flood of emigrants was
headed this way. Restriction was a]
run the quota .These troubles have
been largely^~ove*cgme.. During^ the
eight months of-Jeratitn under the
law immigrants Have numbered 192,-
000. The limit for twelve months is
355,000,\ and it is^ not likely to. be
reached. So much" the better. The
United States needs a long rest from
its* efforts to assimilate newcomers,
and no matter wfiafr form permaifent
legislation may take, we agree with
Chairman Johnson, of the immigra
tion committee, that there will be no
desire to return^to the virtually un
limited entrance of foreign labor.
This melting-pot Jbusiness is all right
as a theory, but the country has got
to look out for itself and its doors
must be closed to strange men with
tsrange and violent doctrines. So
says the Philadelphia Inquirer and so
say we all.
RAPS AMERICAN CHRISTIANS
In a recent interview^ a Japanese
gentleman walloped the American
Christian hypocrites in these words
and hits the nail on the head:
"I am a Christian, but I cannot
reconcile the rules which Christianity
taught me with American practices.
Americans are overly suspicious and
narrow hearted. Our* nation is sup
posedly anti-Christian,- but we have
brbader hearts. 2-\f*
"American- missionaries .teach us
that all people are equal, so vtre wel
come Americans, let you travtl
throughout Japan, unmolested, buy
property, engage in business, and
give you equal rights'with our own
people when you are in Japan. You
do not practice in America what your
missionaries teach us we must do, if
we'want to be Christians. Even the
missionaries do not practice what
they preach when they return to
Protest always pays. For some
time the people of -India have been
making "silent protest" against the
many injustices from which they suf
fer and now it seems that results are
about to be achieved. The govern
ment has "introduced several hills for
the repeal of nearly all of the repres
sive and restrictive laws now on the
And because they have protested,
England will give independence to
the EgyptiansT Down South, Moton
et al are lauding the brutal people
who have stolen the rights of the col
ored people and restricted them to a
jimcrow place in the social scheme.
Representative, Fordney of Michi
gan has introduced a bill in the house
proposing a loan of $5,000,000 to Li
beria. The Liberians seem to want
the money and the-president was in
the U. S. last year making an appeal
for it but THE APPEAL believes it
to be a dangerous matter. If the
money is loaned and not promptly
paid it will? be, an excuse for the
United States to-'go in and take pos
session, and thus get ,a\foothold in
Africa, and then Uncle Sam will pro
ceed to mistreat and murder the Li
berians just as he did In Haiti. The
Liberians would do well to sidestep
At a recent hearing of the house
committee on merchant marine,
Coxey of Coxey army fame, that $40,-
000,000 worth of idle vessels be
turned over to him and his associates.
One of the committee asked Coxey if
he had had any experience in oper
ating ships. "No, none," replied Mr.
Coxey. "No more than Mr. A. D.
Lasker." Lasker, the Jewish head of
the Shipping Board, was appointed
by the President, not because he had
experience, but because he had aided
Mr. Harding in his campaign for the
presidency. Wek Ther
Ti1 i I
"Negro" health week starts next
sPe-l need for a "negro"
health week. The same week ought
to be observed by ail American citi
zens. There are number of "negroes"
who delight in anything which sep
arates them from the rest of Ameri
cans and they ought to be heartily
ashamed of themselves. "Negroes"
who draw the color line should not be
surprised if the color line is drawn
positive Thm 3 per cent.
proposition was adopted as a tern-' The Jews of America have oversub-
porary measure. The basis for cal-'scribed the $14,000,000 campaign fund
culation was the number of nationals
of a given country resident in the
United States according to the 1910
census. The idea was to receive an
additional 3 per cent of the respective
This arrangement met many diffi
culties at the start. Ellis'island was
crowded with aliens who had over-
for the relief Eastern European
Jews suffering from the recent war
and famine. ItUs-estimated that the
sum will reach $17,310,000 by April 1.
More $ian $1,000,000 has been given
by members of other races. The 3,-
000,000 Jews in this country have
given nearly $6 per capita to this
Cuba and Nicaraugua are asking
Uncle Sam to withdraw $he troops
which have been foisted upon them.
Why not make a clean sweep of it and
bring home the troops from Haiti and
Santo Domingo too?
-A Chicago pastor O. K.'s a modified
"jazz" and suggests that dances be
held in the churches.
Miss Ida Piatt of Chicago ha? been
"ejected secretary of a million dollar
Colored Shriners Forbidden to Wear
the Emblem. '-VVTS
I Houston, Texas., March 26.A tem
porary injunction restraining colored
shriners throughout the TJnited States
from wearing the emblem of the An
cient Arabic order, nobles of the Mys
tic Shrine, and from using organiza
tion names peculiar*to the white
shrine, w*s granted Saturday by
Judge Ewing Boyd in Federal district
GOLDEN TESTIMONIAL MOVE.
"^ifefA^^v MENT. ~t"
Under Way for 50th Birthday Anni
versary of William Monroe Trotte&
Editor of the Boston Guardian.
--Boston, March, 1922.The Trotter
Golden Testimonial committee, com
posed of some of the leading citizens
of greater Boston, organized for the
purpose of paying a tribute to Wm.
Monroe Trotter for his 50th birthday
anniversary, April 7. at its regular
weekly meeting at 1 Wellington street,
Boston, voted to invite the co-opera
tion of justice-loving men and women
throughout the countrv in the move
ment to present a golden testimonial
to the editor of the Guardian and in
trepid agitator of the cause of Equal
Rights for Colored Americans.
The committee expects liberal re
turns in recognition of Mr. Trotter's
well known labors for this eause,
purse to be presented about April 15.
Rev. Benjamin W. Swain, pastor
of the Columbus Avenue A. M. E.
Zion church, is chairman of the com
mittee, and E. P. Benjamin, presi
dent of the South End Co-operative
Bank, is treasurer. Headquarters of
the committee are at 1 "Wellington
street, BostQn, where contributions
may be sent to the "Trotter Golden
Among the out-of-town contributors
to start the purse are Editor W. H.
Twine of ^Oklahoma and Editor J. Q.
Adams of Minnesota.
BENJAMIN W/ SWAIN, Chrm.
EDGAR P. BENJAMIN, Treas.
To Argue Constitutionality of the
Dyer Bill in Washington.
Eminent lawyers have informed the
National Association~f or the Advance
ment of Golqred People that they will
appear before Senator Borah's com
mittee in Washington to argue in
favor of the constitutional itv of the
Dyer Anti-Lynching bill, H. R. 13,
it was announced todav^at N. A. A.
C. P. heademarters, Fifth avenue, New
Moorfield Storev, president of the
N. A. A. C. P., and former president
of the American Bar association, has
signified -his intention of appearing
before the committee. Wade H. Ellis
of Washington, former assistant to
the United States Attornev Ueneral,
will appear if he can be in Washington
when the hearings are held. Wade H.
Ellis of Washington, former assistant
to the United States attorney general,
will appear if he can be in Washing
ton where the hearings are held.
James A. Cohb, -former assistant to
the United States attornev in the Dis
trict of Columbia, has also signified
his intention of appearing before Sen
ator Borah's committee.
SOUTHERN CHIEF HITS KLAN.
Louisiana Governor Warns Klu Klux
Will Turn "Frankenstein."
Baton, Rouge, La., March 29.Gov-
ernor Parker, in an address today, as
sailed the Ku Klux Klan as the
"Frankenstein that would tear its
creators limb from limb when the
other fellows started wearing masks
The governor spoke at a district
conference of the Rotarians and
urged his auditors to take the lead
in building up sentiment for law en
forcement by regularly constituted
atuhorities, as against activities of
The governor, explaining he was
not a "Volstead man" but a propo
nent of law enforcement, urged de
portation of foreigners for law vio
lations, particularly unnaturalized
FILIPINO ORATOR WINS.
Macalester Student Gets Place in
Enrique C. Sobrepena, Filipino stu
dent at Macalester college, won
fourth place in an oratorical contest
between representatives of fifty-two
colleges at Simpson college, Indian
ola, Iowa, Wednesday. His subject
was, "Will America Keep Her
Pledge?" He pleaded for Philippine
The contest was held in conjunc
tion with the convention of Pi Kappa
Delta fraternity, national forensic
Sobrepena is a sophomore at Ma
calester. He is president of the Fili
pino Triangle club and secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. He won second place
in the oratorical contest between col
leges of Minnesota recently.
FORTY-SIX MEN KILLED.
And. 109 Wounded by the Germans
During* the Late War.
Berlin, March.Forty-six men were
killed and 109 wounded on the German
side during every hour the World war
was raging, according ^to an estimate
arrived at by General von Altrock,
Germany's loss totaled in dead 1,-
808,545 and in wounded 4,245,779.
Men to the number of 13,000,000 were
under arms during the course of the
ANTI-KLUX BODY FORMED
Purpose Is to End Mob Violence and
Healdton, Okla MarchAn anti
Ku Klux Klan organization, known
as the Knights of the Visible Empire
has been formed here. John Q. Hyde,
one of the organizers, announced in
a statement today that the purpose of
the society "is to protest against mob
rule, as exemplified in the teachings
of the Ku Klux Klaft." Hyde is a
Hyde said the membership had
jumped to 150 today and that 150 oth
ers were waiting to sign applications.
"We pledge allegiance to the law
of the land and only ask that the
laws be enforced by those empowered
to enforce them There will be no
secrecy," he said.
Pledged to Bring Back Bui lock.
Hickory, N. C.A million members
of the order of the Ku Klux Klan
from Maine to Texas are pledged to
see that Matthew Bullock, colored
man wanted a Norlina, N. C, on a
charge of attempted- murder, is
brough back from Canada for trial.
Dr. Arthur Talmadge Abernathy of
Asheville^lecturer of the Klan, de
clared in an address here last night.
Dr. Abernathy said Bullock would
be brought back to North Carolina
within ninety days, tout did not say
TO SPEAK HERE
BRILLIANT EDITOR OF THE MES-
SENGER WILL SPEAK AT ST.
JAMES CHURCH ON TUESDAY
EVENING, APRIL 4.
Chandler Owen, editor of The
Messeager, who has been on a nation
wile tour, will speak at St. James A.
M. -E. church on Tuesday evening,
April 4, at eight o'clock sharp. The
meeting is held under the auspices of
the St. James Auto Club.
Mr. Owen has been on his tour
since January 26, during which time
he has delighted great audiences of
both races in Chicago, Bioommgton,
Indianapolis, St. Louis, Denver, Los
Angeles, Pasadena, Oakland, San
Francisco, Tacoma, Seattle and Spo
kane. The Los Angeles Record, one
of the leading dailies of that city,
said of him: "No man visiting Los
Angeles in years, perhaps ever, has
created such an intellectual stir
among white and colored people as
has Chandler Owen, brilliant editor of
The Messenger." He speaks Tuesday
evening, April 4, on "The New Eman
cipation." Admission is free.
EMILE TREV1LLE HOLLY
RECEIVES AN APPOINTMENT TO
Emile Treville Holley, a 17-year-
old New York colored boy, has been
nominated for Annapolis by Repre
sentative Martin Ansorge. If he suc
ceeds in being graduated from that
institution he will be the first member
of his race to do so.
Holley is willing, however, "to take
a chance to show what a colored boy
can do," and plans to go ahead with
his examinations. Several prominent
navy men have expressed the opinion
that Holley will find it easier than did
other members of his race who started
but dropped out. Commander Charles
A. Adams, U. S. N., retired, who was
in charge of recruiting in New York
during the war, declared:
"It would be much easier for a col
ored midshipman now than it used to
be. This boy may get along all right,
but he will have to use a lot of tact."
Bars Ku Klux Klan
Beaumont, Texas, March 30.No
man who is a member of the Ku Klux
Klan can work for the city of Beau
mont, according to a formal state
ment of Mayor B. A. Steinhagen
made public today. He-declared that
while the city commission did not
presume to dictate to any employe as
to his affiliation with any organiza
tion, he felt that membership of any
officer or other city employe in the
Klan was inimical to the public good.
Senator King of Utah, has intro-
The Joint Memorial Services of
Ames and Gopher Lodges will be held
in Minneapolis, April 9, at the Lyric
theater, Hennepin a\enue and Seventh
street, at 2:00 sharp.
There will be an elaborate program
Organ Voluntary.. .Miss Edyth Stone
Rev. H. C. Parson, Bethesda Bap
Overture Ames' Elks Orchestra
Ritual Services Ames' Lodge 106
Minneapolis Temple 129
Ames' Lodge 106
Eulogy, Gophers' Departed Brothers
G. T. D., Geo. W. Holbert, Ames
Miss Bessie Easton, Como Temple
128, Miss Anna Moore, accompanist
"What We Owe to Each Other"
Miss Natalie Johnson, Como Tem
Messrs. Brown & Roulette
Eulogy, Ames' Departed Brothers
P. G. Esq., Patrick H. Southall,
Mrs. Edith Moore, Minnehaha Tem
E. L. K., Wm. G. Gilmore, Ames
P. G. L., Wm. R. Morris, Ames 106
Rev. H. L. P. Jones, Chaplain
Ritualistic Services Ames 106
SongAir, "Auld Lang Syne"
Great Ruler of the Universe, all-see
ing and benign,
Look down upon_and bless our work,
and be all glory thine,
Oh, hear our prayers for the honored
While bearing in our minds,
The memories graven in each heart,
For Auld Lang Syne.
David Rh Jordan, Border M..
mine whether the President had the William Moore
right to appoint Brig. Gen. John H.
Russell as embassador extraordinary
to Haiti. Deputy, Master of Ceremonies.
"HUMAN NATURES FOULEST BLOT.
My ear is pained
My soul is sick with every day's report
Of wrong and outrage, with which earth is filled.
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
It does not feel for man: the natural bond
Of brotherhood is severed as the flax
That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
Not colored like his own: and having power
To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
direction of Prof
duced a resolution requesting*- the Albl of the vocal and instrumental
ORGE W. HOLBERT, District
Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys:
Tis human nature's broadest foulest blot.