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SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1922.
ALWAYS PROTECTED When
thou passest through the waters, I
will be with thee and through the
rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned neither
shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Isaiah 43:2 RICE CONVERTS ONLY
A wire from Mexico states that the
Women's American Baptist Home
Mission Society has decided to buy an
old palace in the city of Puebla at a
cost of $75,000 and convert it into a
kindergarten and graded school. A
gentleman who has recently returned
from Puebla told THE APPEAL that
the Baptists had sustained a mission
in Puebla for twenty years and had
spent thousands of dollars, without
making a single real convert. As in
China there are a number of "rice
converts," that is people who pretend
that they have been converted for a
consideration. The people of Mexico
are Catholics. Why should Baptists
spend money trying to induce them
to give up the religion of their
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 i
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 amnog the colored people ought
wuou Services Dr.. were- subscription"exp"res*" Renewalusu "shouid"be held at 10:1foA. 5 aNorthrop the First Con
gregational church, Minneapolis.
There Rev. Russell Henry Stafford,
to boost Trotter in his editoria! coL \^St^SSr&StS^Z "s
Thousands Throng To Northrop Rites
Dr. Cyrus Northrop who died Mon- church to the campus and halted for
day at his Minneapolis home in his one still 'minute before the Pillsbury
eighty-ninth year. He was persident monument, the body was taken to
emeritus of the univei'sity.
He was president of the university
27 years and was regarded one of the
leading educators of the country.
oastor and intimate friend of Dr. 8
umns and also contribute to the
THE APPEAL has aheady sent a
check for Five Dollars
Readei: 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 rule but the~ present
American regime hangs on without
rhyme or reason.
The man sent to "investigate" and
rule Haiti, is the very man who
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 forc
ing jimcrowism into the Catholic
churches where separate masses are
now celebrated for colored and white
people. That is one of the sacrileges
of the rule in Haiti of the U. S. A.
The Harding administration has
failed to recognize Mexico, although
the conditions are now stable and
there is not as much lawlessness in
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 couchei 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" cam
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 jimcrowism of
the Wilson regime have been con
tinued and many new wrinkles have
The speeches of President Harding
hi 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
LakewQod cemetery for burial
Above and around the casket in
the church were piled great masses
of white Easter lilies and dark red
roses, sent in such profusion that
they covered the pulpit and filled the
entire church with their soft fra
Northrop, paid the last formal spoken More than 5,000 persons stood with
compliments to the dead. uncovered heads during the progress
After the cortege passed from the of the funeral.
must "fall in behind the white man,"
or get out.
The administzation 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
tion has strayed from the G. O. P.
BAN ON KLAN ORDERED
Louisiana Governor Asks "Iron Hand"
To Down Ku Klux.
Baton Rouge, La., April 5.Gov-
ernor Parker today issued an appeal
to the law officers of Louisiana to
suppress "with an iron hand che evil
of Ku Kluxism whenever it raises its
head. He said this action had been
taken in view of the repeated com
plaints which have come to him.
The governor said that at the ap
proaching session of the legislature
he would appeal to that body to enact
a law "making it a felony for any
man to hide behind a mask to drag
down the good name of this state and
bring contempt for law and civiliza-
REPENTED AND WAS BAPTIZED
Colored Girl Immersed Before Begin
ning Penitentiary Term.
Mason City, April 4.Lillian Jack
son, 16-year-old colored girl convicted
last week of the murder of her com
panion, Helen Beckley, at a dance
last winter, was baptized and made a
member of the Baptist church under
authority granted by Rev. William
Reynolds of Des Moines. She left
this week for Rockwell City to begin
sentence for wielding the knife which
caused her chum to bleed to death
Members of tile church approached
her following her conviction, and
after a number of earnest talks she
was won over. A deputy sheriff took
her from the jail to the church and
remained in the rear of the church
while the baptism was being per
JUDGE CENSURES KLAN
Organization Declared "Dangerous,
Corsicana, Texas, April 4.Brand-
ing the Ku Klux Klan as the "most
dangerous organization ever imposed
on a civilized community," District
Judge Hawkins Scarborough asked
each member of~the grand jury if he
were a member of the Klan.or if he
intended to join the organization while
a member of the jury. The jurymen
replied unanimously they were not
members and did not intende to join
Judge Scarborough said thaf since
an organization as the Klan would in
evitably lead to anarchy throughout
the country, that it was "dangerous,
barbarous, inhuman," and that sane
men would not submit to its rule.
Rips Mask From Klansman.
At Denison, Texas, a deacon of the
church arose and snatched the mask
from the face of a Ku Kluk Klansman
when members of the Klan visited the
First Baptist chui*ch here last night.
The Klansman hurried out and other
persons quieted the affair. Someone
in the audience struck the deacon in
Public Schools, Bar Objectionable
Boston, Mass., April 6.The Board
of Publication Education has ordered
all books containing reflections on the
_f Jjff~ iZ3bAtf-
THE APPEAL man was in the
store of one of his advertisers one
day, and heard hinr say to a man:
"We have a large number of accounts
among the colored people *nd, not
on* a bad one." This speaks very
well for our people. Keep up that
reputation wherever you deal.EEd.l
The present encumbent, Senator J.
H. Handland, has filed for senator in
the 38th district composed of the 8th,
9th and 12th wards. Senator Hand
land has proved to be a good man,
he has always worked to the interest
of the district and he is a-good man
to keep .in* the place he now has.
The Forum of the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored People will meet on Sunday,
April 9, at 4:00 P. M. at Pilgrim Bap
tist-church, Grotto street and West
Rev. Isaac L. Rypins, will deliver
an address. All members and friends
are urgently requested to be present.
The patients of Dr. Valdo Turner,
who do not find him at his office in the
forenoon, are hereby notified that he
is taking a special course at the
University of Minnesota. This is a
course given by the University for
practicing physicians, and Dr. Turner
is the only colored physician who is
taking advantage it. You can call
him by phone, Cedar 1673, and make
arrangements with him.
The Harriet Tubman Civic League
met last Mondaff afternoon in room
2, third floor of' the public library.
After the usual routine of business
was dispensed with. Mrs. G. Gough,
a Hallam delegate of the Ramsey
county convention gave a short talk
on her experience as a delegate, and
Mrs. Marv Carter, the only colored
woman delegate to the state conven
tion of Republicans gave a very inter
esting talk on her experience. Mrs.
Carter stated that she refused a onoe
and remained staunch for her candi
date from the beginning to the "end.
Mr. George Sudheimer, candidate
for council, having surprised his
most ardent admirers, in the primary
election, is out for the game in the
city election May 2. Mr. Sudheimer
has assigned himself to a strenuous
campaign, and is confident of his suc
cess. He was born in St.. Paul in
1875 attended the Neill grade school,
Mechanic Arts high school, the St.
Paul College of Law and University
He has served as deputy county
auditor, deputy city clerk, and three
terms in the legislature. His home
is at 1270 Seminary avenue. He is
Mrs. Eugenia B. Farmer celebrates
Ver 87th birthday anniversary today.
Mrs. Farmer is the pioneer suffragest
of Minnesota. She claims the elimi
nation of meat from her daily diet
and li^ht eating is the cause of her
longevity. She says she hasn't eaten
meat in 20 years. She will be the
suest of honor at an annual dinner
given in her honor at the home of
Mrs. E. F. Leighton, 1783 Grand ave
nue, today. This affair which started
with fifty guests several years ago
has dwindled down to twenty. These
assemble today for a luncheon and
program. Commissioner L. R. S.
Ferguson who has been the toast
master for several years will again
act in this capacity.
HANDLAND ON TH E DYER BILL
The Senator From the 38th District
Speaks Out on**the Bill.
Dr. R. S. Brown,
408 Tribune Bldg.
I am in receipt of your letter with
refeience to the Dyer Anti-lynching
Bill and in relation thereto I may
say that I shall) do all possible to aid
in getting satisfactory legislation
which will provide sufficiently in the
case of lynching. I am in favor of
any legislation that will make it a
severe punishment for those that par
ticipate in this" outrage nor do I
favor capital punishment.
Very truly yours,
THE N. A. A. C. P.
Will Put on Several Special Features
in the Near Future.
The Conference Dinner, which is to
be held on Monday evening, April 10,
at Masonic hall, 588 Rondo street,
is creating a great deal of interest.
There are only 100 tickets to be sold,
as they cannot accommodate a larger
number so those who desire to take
advantage of them would do well to
procure them at once, as none will be
sold when they, are gone. Several
persons from Duluth have sent in for
reservations. This is to be a confer
ence dinner of Twin City people. The
tickets are only 75 cents and may be
purchased of Mrs. Birdie High, 674
St. Anthony, who has them for sale.
Get them before they are all gone.
The dinner will be at 6 o'clock.
FISHING SEASON OPENS
The 1922 angling season will open
in Minnesota a week from today.
Trout fishing .will be permitted after
On and after^Hay 15 fishing for all
kinds of fish, except black bass, will
be permitted. On and after June 15
black bass and all other kinds of fish
can be taken by anglers.
No fishing license is reaiured of
residents of Minnesota. Non-resi
dents more than 16 years old are re
quired to have licenses which cost $2
and may be purchased in any county.
Stillwater Prison Life Easy
Life at Stillwater prison is as
pleas ant as at the state capitol, ex
cept that one is deprived of his free
Debaters arguing in favor of resto
ration of capital punishment at the
Assumption school auditorium before
the German Catholic Aid society last
night, declared that slayers are given
tasty food instead of a trip to the
Debaters who spoke against the re
turn of capital punishment advocated
a law so framed that a person sen
tenced to life imprisonment would
spend the rest of his days behind the
bars without pardon.
Colored Schools Win Three Prizes.
Topeka, Kan., March 30.In a city
wide music memory contest held in
the fourteen white and three colored
schools of Topeka, the colored chil
dren captured the first prize, ninety
dollars the second prize, a gold
medal, also the third prize, a silver
medal. The fourth prize went to a
white school. ^t.
The Joint Memorial' Services of
Ames and Gopher Lodges will be held
in Minneapolis, April 9, at the Lyric
theater, Hennepin avenue-and Seventh
street, at 2:00 sharp.
There will be an elaborate program
.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. Stewart, Gopher
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. Esq., Patrick H. Southall,
Mrs. Edith Moore, Minnehaha Tem
P. G. L., Wm. R. Morris, Ames 106
Rev H. L. P. Jones, Chaplain
Ritualistic Services Ames 106
SongAir, "Auld Lang Svne"
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.
Rev. David R. Jordan, Border M.
All of the vocal and instrumental
numbers under the direction of Prof.
GEORGE W. HOLBERT, District
Deputy, Master of Ceremonies.
BY THE MINNESOTA
Resolutions relative, to the Dyer
Anti-lynching Bill adopted by the
Minneapolis Ministers' Federation
and sent to Senators Nelson and Kel
logg. Bethlehem Presbyterian
Whereas, Our federal government
is founded on a constitution which
embodies law and order, justice in the
courts, and a fair trial by jury to
Whereas, The evil of lynching and
mob rule has grown prevalent with
in our borders, thereby undermining
these sacred principles of our con
Be It Resolved, That we, the Min
neapolis Ministers' Federation, repre
senting eight (8) denominations and
more than fifty-thousand (50,000)
communicants, do earnestly and pray
erfully urge that the Dver Anti
lynching Bill now before the United
States Senate be made a federal law.
Be It Further Resolved, That we
earnestly urge our senators, the Hon.
Frank B. Kellogg and Knute Nelson
to give this bill their most urgent
R. J. RUTT, Chair. Com.
F. J. FARMER,
R. W. McLEOD.
Drafted by David M. Jordan,
Border M. E. Church,
Poisoned Spear Wounds Girl in
'New York, April 6.Wounded by a
poison-tipped spear of African tribes
men, Miss Ursula Gillis, 24 years old,
was treated at Bellevue hospital to
day for a badly infected foot. She
explained that the injury occurred at
the Manhattan home of Ida Vera
Siconton, African explorer, when the
spear, a trophy, fell from the wall
and its point pierced her shoe and
caused a deepw wound in the foot.
Bombo," whom Miss Simonton had
brought here from Africa, who ad
ministered a native antidote.
Slavery Still Exists in Abyssinia
Slave-raiding and trading have in
creased in Abyssinia during recent
years. Abyssinia is in Northeastern
Africa and is almost as large as Ger
many and France combined. In its
capital, Adis Abeba, it is declared,
there are more slaves than free men.
It is claimed that gangs of slaves,
chained together in rows, with women
and chidren dragging themselves
along beside the main body, can be
seen bv any traveler in Southern
First Time In History of Massachusetts
Cambridge, Mass., April 5.Ma-
rietta Bonner, Radcliffe, '22, has been
appointed to teach freshman English
at the^ high school in Cambridge,
Mass. This is the first time in the
history of the state that a colored
teacher has been appointed to teach
in a high school. Cambridge, the
home of Miss Maria Baldwin, would
naturally lead the way for this in
COLORED CITIZENS PRE
SENT VITAL FACTS TO
Atlantic City, N. J., March 25.
On Friday evening, March 24, a com
mittee of leading colored citizens met
the Chamber of Commerce in the first
inter-racial meeting ever held with
that body. The meeting was held in
the auditorium of the Yacht Club.
The chamber entertained the visitors
with a radio telephone concert con
necting with the stations at Schenec
tady, N. Y., and Pittsburgh.
After the concert the president of
the chamber, Mr. Samuel P. Leeds,
introduced the colored visitors and
turned the meeting over to them.
Mr. Benjamin G. Fitzgerald, the only
colored member of the chamber, was
master of ceremonies.
Mr. F. D. Francis, the first speak
er, explained the purpose of the
inter-racial meetings. He took occa
sion to drive them to the audience the
utter follv of fostering antagonism.
He mentioned concrete instances of
humiliating experiences of the rae
in being segregated in local motion
picture theaters and the consequent
hatred that these things engendered.
He told the members that life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness were
every 'man's right and when these
are denied it spells ultimate ruin for
Rev. Jas. N. Deaver, Rector of St.
Augustine Episcopal church, spoke
on "The Influence of the Church in
the Community." Dr. Edward B.
Terry vigorously attacked the rent
gouging landlords and spoke so elo
quently on the unsanitary living con
ditions among colored tenants that
the mayor who was present asked the
location of these houses -in order that
he might remedy these conditions.
Mr. D. A. Bailey spoke for the
West Indian Negro in the community
and mentioned the fact that he is
always identified with progressive
things. Dr. W. E. Braswell told of
the work accomplished in the dental
clinics in the public schools.
Counsellor James A. Lightfoot
spoke on the need of better accommo
dations for colored visitors to the
resort and how the proposed million
dollar Hotel Fitzgerald will meet that
need. This met with the hearty ap
proval of the chamber
The Oriole Glee Club, the resort's
famous organization of colored sing
ers, under the expert direction of
Prof. Richard Walker, rendered sev
eral seleitions and was encored
heartily. Statement of the Ownership, Manage
ment, Circulation, Etc., Required by
the Act of Congress of August 24.
THE APPEAL, published weekly at S
Paul, Minn, for April 1, 1922.
STATE OP MINNESOTA. COUNTY OF
..Before me, a Notary Public in and for
the State and county aforesaid, per
sonally appeared J. Q. Adams, who.
having been duly sworn according to
law, deposes and says that he is the
owner of THE APPEAL and that the
following is, to the best of his knowl
edge and belief, a true statement of
the ownership, management, etc., of the
aforesaid publication for the* date
shown in the above caption, required by
the Act ofl Congress of August 24, 1912
embodie? inl section 443, Postal Laws
uaton3 Printed on the reverse
of this form, to-wit:
hat the names and addresses of
the publisher, editor, managing editor.
and business managers are:
,9' Adams:, St. Paul,
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