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SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1922
THE RESURRECTION: Jesus
said unto her, I am the resurrection
and the lifer he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he
live! and whosoever liveth and be
lieveth in me shall never die.John
WILL BE DISAPPOINTED
The imperialistic Harding adminis
tration is absolutely opposed to giv
ing immediate independence to the
Philippines and the Filipino independ
ence commission due to arrive in this
country soon to plead its cause prob
abl" is doomed to failure. Both the
President and the Secretary of War,
Weeks are opposed to independence.
Of course the United States solemnly
promised to give the Filipinos free
dom, but "vs hat is a promise to a great
country well supplied with warships
and money and the people to whom
the promise is given are weak and
A letter of instructions issued by
independence commission of the Phil
lppnes to the second Filipino mission
says at the outset:
"Gentlemen: The mission shall
bring before the President and con
gress of the United States this just
demand of the Filipino people. The
sacred promise made by the Ameri
can people of granting us our inde
pendence as soon as stable govern
ment can be established in our coun
try should be, without delay, com
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE
K. K. K.
Arthur Brisbane of the Hearst
"Dispatches late yesrady said that
Mr. Hall, running for governor in
Oregon, backed bv the Ku Klux Klan,
was running behind. But whoever
underestimates the power of such an
organization as the Ku Klux Klan or
of other secret organizations fails to
understand that what Fourier called
'the capitalistic' instinct in man is
To know something that other do
not know, to be part of 'deep mys-
tery,' to be set apart and made
strange by clothing, passwords, grips
and mutterings, appeals strongly to
all half-savage men. All this re
ligious leaders have, used intelligent
ly in building their organizations."
Catholics, Jews and colored Jfplkj,,
THE BRAZILIANS ARE WARY
At the Des Moines general assem
bly of the Presbyterian churches
overt and open attacks upon native
workers were charged in the report,
which quoted from minutes of the
Brazilian mission "that the Roman
Catholic church has officially de
clared 'guerra sem treguas' (war
without quarter) against Protestant
ism in Brazil."
The majority of the people of Bra
zil are coloredAfrican and Indian
and it is likely that the intelligentsia
realize that if any kind of Protest
antism gets a foothold in Brazil, it
will mean the degradation and segre
gation which white Protestant Chris
tianity has brought to the colored
people of the U. S. A.
The Nation of May 17 contains an
excellent article on "Mississippi:
Heart of Dixie" by Beulah Amidon
Ratliff, which is a great revelation
of the actual state of affairs in that
more or less great commonwealth.
Among other things the writer
"The Mississippi of today base3 its
activity and its ideals on the/ rosy
tradition of 'befo' de wah.' The 'Re-
volt of '75' destroyed, as far as Mis
sissippi was concerned, the fruits of
the war: emancipation a Negro citi
zenship. Since then the effort has
been to go on as though there had
been no war. Slavery, of course,
could not exist in name, but as far
as possible the institution has been
preserved in fact."
"The colored tenant farmer must
accept the planter's figures for -set
tlement. There is no tribunal to
which he can appeal if he considers
the settlement unjust. I heard a
planter tell, with roars of laughter,
that 'Jeff done sued me fo' seven hun
der' dollars after the settlement'
elaborating on the tenant's 'fine book
keeping' and 'the smart aleck lawyer'
he got to file the suit. I inquired
when the case would be tried. I was
met with a stare of blank amaze
ment, and then the indignant ques
tion: 'Do you think there's a co't in
Mississippi gwine to entertain a nig
ger's suit against a white man?
That there suit was throwed out o'
co't mos' afore it got in.'
"A friend once telephoned me:
'We can't get in to play cards to
night. S had to give a nigger a
whippin' today and it allers makes
him so nervous he can't wo nothin'
but go to bed.'"
"The jovial singing courteous
Negro of Southern plantations has
passed away from Mississippi, if he
ever existed outside of fiction."
"In many country districts there
are no schools for colored children.
In all counties the country schools for
colored are wretchedly equipped
drafty little sheds, with plank
benches, a few tattered, out-of-date
books, a few cracked slates, no black
boards, no desks, no pens, pencils, or
paper, no pictures, no music and a
teacher scarcely less illiterate than
"As far as he can achieve it, the
Mississippi planter will keep the Ne
groes slaves, overworked, malnour
ished, terrorized into submission,
lacking initiative or ambition, dull,
"The 'color line' in Mississippi is
a devious thing for Northerners to
would do well to keep their eyes on normal development of the colored
the K. K. K. people, the white people have retard
ed and perverted their own develop-
There are, of course, 'Jim
Crow' cars on trains, 'Jim Crow' wait
ing rooms, theater galleries and
street car sections. The school sys
tems are entirely separate, as are
the churches. But colored people
patronize 'white sores,' and are at
liberty to try one any hat, garment,
or pair of shoes they fancy. I have
often seen colored women 'trying on'
expensive dresses which were hung
back on the racks and later tried on
and purchased by white customers.
'Town Negroes' use the banks and
stand in line beside 'white folks,'
though they could not do so in a
street car aisle. Doctors and den
tists minister to white and colored
alike, though there are separate
wards in the hospitals, with colored
nurses for the colored wards, work
ing under the direction of white
nurses. White children of the well
to-do classes are "left almost entirely
'Kept women' are as apt to be
colored as white. There are two re
markable statements I heard again
and again from Mississippians in the
same breath in which they protested,
'By God there'll never be social
equality or mingling of the races in
this state. There isn't a full-blooded
jigger in the state of Mississippi,
and there's not a virgin Negress over
fourteen years old in this state.'"
"But even in Vicksburg, where the
relations between the two races are
particularly good, the colored people
are 'kept in their place.' They are
not citizens. They neither vote nor
hold office, though they pay taxes. A
crime against a colored person is not
punished as is a crime against a
"Mississippi is undeniably a back
ward state. It has fewer hospitals
than any other state in the UViion.
Its educational appropriation is $7.49
per 'educatable child.'"
"Humanity is an outworn and dis
carded institution. That, at least
humanity has left behind. A society
based up an institution, tested, found
basicallv wrong and cast aside can
(not itself be sound and capable of
normal growth* Mississippi has
made every effort to keep her colored
population slaves in fact, if not in
inpag,^ In attempting to retard the
FRENCH AS AN AID
The knowledge of French is not a
social asset in the class of pearl
gray spats, canes and ability to han
dle a teacup with dexterity. It is a
matter of commercial and political
Prof. Harry Kurz, professor of
Knox college, in attendance at the
seventh annual meeting of the asso
ciation of modern language teachers
at the Auditorium hotel, Chicago,
discussed the value of French as a
"French is not a 'parlor language,'
nor a language for women," he said.
"As long as four centuries ago a
celebrated Spanish king, Charles V,
said that if he wanted to talk to God
he would use Spanish that if he
wanted talk to a woman he would
use Italian to his horse German,
but to a man, French.
"Business is not merely the mak
ing of money. The representative
business man is a citizen of the
world. French is the biggest asset
for being a world citizen. The big
gest firms of America, advertise ex
tensively in French magazines, be
cause French is spoken everywhere.
The international language is one
that has the greatest clarity. French
is that language, with English a
"It was the language used at the
Genoa and Washington conferences.
There are great consular as well as
business opportunities for the young
man who speaks French."
"The French language will play its
part in the development of the movies
and in the solution of America's race
problem," the professor said.
"There are some millions of col
ored people under the jurisdiction of
the French government, yet France
has no race problem. A study of
French Would, I believe, open up the
hearts and minds of Americans to a
realization of the French attitude
toward the colored people."
WOMEN AND SAVINGS
At the conference of mutual sav
ings banks, in session at Atlantic
City, one of the delegates said that
the wife is the money saver of the
family, that she is usually the better
business man of the conjugal firm,
that "the average woman spends less
on her clothes than the average
man," that "women whose husbands
earn between $2,000 and $3,000 a
year are much more economical than
men," and that "men are more ex
travagant in the matter of luxuries,
such as lunches, cigars and amuse
The delegate saying this was a
woman, and no doubt could qualify
as an expert on women and their
habits. It is not altogether pleasing
to have her classify lunches and
cigars as luxuries, and she must
mean certain kinds of lunches and
cigars to which most men are
strangers. It is perhaps putting
some strain on the English language
to 'apply the word "luxury" to the
average lunch, and in the matter of
the average cigar, well, wellit is
not a luxury.
But there is a sound foundation for
the remarks of the delegates at this
convention, tending to confirm a sus
picion which very many husbands
have but which they do not admit in
the presence of the household, be
cause "discipline must be main
tained" and because Mrs. Wife al
ready has a pretty well settled con
viction that the responsibilities of
the home depend mainly on her.
The home-making and home-build
ing instinct is strong in most women.
It is they in moat instances who urge
the man to "buy" a ^little place" and
who do the most heroic skimping and
paring of expense accounts to meet
the payments on the home. The
wives who try to keep up with the
Joneses are not as numerous as the
husbands who dig too deeply into
their net earnings to support the
character of "good fellow," "popular
man" or "sport."
What is more cruel than color prej
udice? It knows no law of fairness
'and right. Justice is said to be blind
but not so where color is concerned.
The latest evidence of the'unfair
ness of color prejudice is found in the
alleged failure of Emile Treville
Holly who was appointed to Annapo
lis and who failed in the mental
test. The examination papers are
marked by three officers who are sup
posed not to know the names of the
candidates, but who believe that
where there was so much at stake,
there was not some trick that en
abled them to know Holly's papers?
When he was nominated we felt
that no matter how well he showedj
BILLY ON ANXIOUS SEAT
Six thousand followers of JJilly
Sunday who quaked when twelve
masked and robed knights of the Ku
Klux Klan descended upon the evan
gelist's tabernacle at Richmond, Ind.,
had scarcely recovered from their
fright today. Billy Sunday himself
was badly frightened by the solemn
procession of Klansmen. Ushers
drew up a line of defense around the
pulpit, *~but ^this was unnecessary.
The Klansmen presented the famous
evangelist with two envelopesone
containing $50 and the other a letter
praising him for his Christian teach
ings. The Rev. Mr. Sunday was so
agitated, however, that all he could
say was, "I thank you."
IT MUST NOT BE
The proposition to establish a .play
ground for COLORED children St-.
Paul is un-American and THE AP
PEAL is opposed to it.
One of the strange phases of jim
crowism iri these days in the fact that
nine-tenths of the plans to degrade
the colored people into a pariah class
are conceived in the brains of people
who call themselves Christians. In
the majority of cases when the col
ored man is kicked down it is done
"for his benefit" and "in the name of
No doubt some of the promoters
believe that they are doing a great
thing for the colored people of Saint
Paul but they are mistaken.
No greater evil could come to Saint
Paul, to the white people as well as
the colored people, than the attempt
to segregate one group of citizens.
It is a thing which will serve to in
flame the fires of race prejudice.
It is inconceivable that any col
ored people could so belittle them
selves as to be parties to so infam
ous a scheme and it is infamous
whether it is so intended or not. We
are glad to know that the superin
tendent of playgrounds opposes the
The decent self-respecting people
of Saint Paul must fight the nefari
ous scheme to a finish. If you are a
good American you should oppose it.
IT MUST NOT BE!
SHOULD BE NEW INQUIRY
A new i.ation-wide investigation of
the Ku Klux Klan by the United
States government may develop out
of investigation of the Klan and the
Inglewood mob violence. District
Attorney Woolwine of Los Angeles,
it was stated, will urge the jury in
vestigating to recommend a govern
ment investigation and submit evi
dence received to federal officers, par
ticularly the evidence dealing with
the "invisible empire" as a national
organization. The first U. S. investi
gation was a farce.
LOOKOUT FOR THE JIMCROWS
Decent citizens of St. Paul must
keep their eyes open all the time and
see that the jimcrow crowd do not
slip anything over on them. Remem
ber the jimcrow crowd is working
while you are asleep, Mr. and Mrs.
LYNCHING BILL DELAYED
Senate Committee ActTon Postponed
Washington^ May 25.Unable to
reach a decision on the House anti
lynching bill, the Senate judiciary
committee today decided to postpone
action for two weeks, to give time
for consultation with House laders.
Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho,
chairman of the subcommittee in
charge of the bill which advised that
the House bill was unconstitutional
was appointed to confer with Repre
sentative Dyer, Republican, Missouri,
author of the House measure Repre
sentative Volstead, Republican, Min
nesota, chairman of the House com
mittee, and other House members in
terested in the bill.
The suggestion for a substitute bill
to meet the constitutional objections
was said to be prominent in the .com
mittee's consideration, and Republi
can leders predicted that some com
promise measure would be worked
MOB RETURNS PRISONER
Texas Woman Fails to Identify Man
Greenville, Tex., Mav 25.Will
Mason, colored, captured today hear
Honey Grove and taken from officers
by a mob of approximately 1,000 men,
was returned to the authorities after
a farmer's wife failed to identify him
as the man alleged to have attacked
Mason is in jail and the mob has
STATE G. O. P. COMMITTEE
Called to Meet on June 5.
Charles R. Adams, private secre
tary to Gov. Preus, today called a
meeting of the state Republican com
mittee for June 5 at the Saint Paul
Mr. Adams, who is chairman of the
committee, said about 37 will attend.
It will be the first meeting of the
committee since its reorganization.
(William Allen White, in Judge.)
Twenty thousand people committed
suicide last year in the United
States which fact seems to be a re
flection upon our well ordered life.
It would seem that the great pano
rama which history is unfolding be
fore us day by day, forever beckon
ing with its tomorrows and luring us
with big events just around the cor
ner from todayit would seem that
that gripping panorama ought to hold
us all in cur seats upon this planet.
We may be forsaken, we may be cold,
sick, unlovely -and unloved, and yet
up there would be a way found *g life abouts us, the tragic event
keep him outand there was.
THE APPEAL doubts the fairness
of the findings and suggests the N.
A. A. C. P. investigate the matter
and demand the production of the
original examination papers.
that are looming before us in Eu
rope and in Asia, and the great com
edy that should cramp -our sides with
anguished laughter here in America,
should hold us tightly upon1
planet. Yet 20,000 of us have vol
untarily got up and walked out, left
the show cold and flat, and for what?
Perhaps they are going to the big
show, perhaps they are only going to
bed. But they are missing a mighty
good thing, nevertheless. The spin
ning world never before has held so
much to -chaTm the eye and engross
the soul as it holds today.
Women and Children See Colored
~l Man Burned at the Stake.
Conroe, Tex., May.Joe Winters
was burned at the stake in the court
house yard today. Thousands, in
cluding women and^children^wit
nessed the lynching.-
DEMNED TO HANG,
HE ESCAPED MOB
Bullets Went Wild, Says Col
ored Lad, NowFacingGallows
Hid in SwampGlad to Be in Jail
Whites Seek Commutation to
Macon, Ga., May.Jim Denson,
colored youth, whose appeal from a
death sentence was carried without
avail to the supreme court of the
United States and who early this
week narrowly escaped lynching at
the hands of a mob, was safe today
in Bibb county's "mob proof" jail.
"I'se sho' mighty proud to be here,"
was Jim's smiling comment, even
though the sentence to be hanged
June 16 fbr an alleged attack on an
aged white woman three yaers ago
Jim, however, had some reason to
smile because numerous white peo
ple, believing his escape was an act
of providence, are considering an ap
peal to Governor Harwick for com
mutation to life imprisonment.
"They tied a rope around my neck,"
he said, telling of his escape "then
they dragged me into the automobile.
I asked them to let me pray and they
replied that they hadn't time.
"I heard them sav they would shoot
me just out of town. The knot on
the rope around my neck was chok
ing me. I reached up one hand in
the dark and felt the slip knot. I
untied it. The automobile was goin'
thirtv miles an hour and I says to
myself, 'Jim, jump or be kilt.' I
jumped feet first.
"Several shots were fired at me. I
crawled,-but thev kept on firing. I
got up again and ran. I was bare
footed, my clothes were torn off me
and the gravel cut my fet."
The youth said he obtained some
thing to eat from a colored man at
sunup and then crawled into a
swamp, where he spent the day and
night. Growing hungry he said he
crawled out to get some wild plums
and then he heard the bloodhounds
on his trail.
"Prettv soon a white hound came
on me," he continued. "I kept jump
in' from one side of the creek to the
other. I couldn't- shake him off. He
got right up to my heels, so I stop
ped, snapped my fingers at him, and
Lawdy, he curled his tail and walked
right up to me. I took off my belt
and tied him to me. I also made
friends with another."
He was fighting off a third animal
when the sheriff's posse reached him.
Be a Good Mixer.
(From the Boston Guardian.)
TOO MUCH STRESS cannot be
laid on the importance of colore^ men
and women everywhere rubbing el
bows with men and women of other
races and colors. In this wav alone
have we any chance of understand
ing other people and having other
people understand us. Most of the
trouble between the white and black
people of this country or any other
tcountry where there is any trouble
between races of different colors,
doubtless is due to a lack of mutual
understanding. And^ where such es
sential is lacking misunderstanding
is the inevitable consequence. Gen
uine sympathy and friendly co-oper
ation between men and nations come
only from contact. Our best friends
are those who know more about us
and our bitterest antagonists are
those who know less about us.
Here in Boston all men of all races
may meet together in all public
places and if the opportunity for mu
tual understanding thus given is
used for all it is worth there is no
excuse for ugly race friction so com
mon in other parts of the country.
From one blood God created all the
different laces of men and He in
tended that they should-all dwell to
gether in peace and harmony. This
is as it should be and as it will be
some sweet day. Therefore, it be
hooves us all to take advanage of
every given opportunity to know our
neighbors better. Join in with the
crowds. Be a good mixer.
Masons Deny Affiliation
Portland, Ore., May. "Ominous
and forbidding rumors" falsely inti
mate that the Masonic fraternity is
aligned in approval of "a movement
inciting religious bigotry and racial
discrimination," said an official circu
lar issued last night by Frank S.
Baillie, grand master of the Oregon
grand lodge of Masons.
The circular, which mentioned no
specific organization, followed closely
the lines of one recently issued by
the grand master of the California
grand lodge, in which membership in
the Ku Klux Klan by Masons was
Any person appearing masked on
the streets of Portland will be liable
to arrest on a charge of disorderly
conduct, Chief of Police Jenkins an
nounced. Orders to make arrests of
such persons jpere issued at the same
time. The "orders resulted from a
statement by Fred L. Gifford, exalted
cyclops of Luther Powell Klan No. 1,
realm of Oregon, that Ku Klux Klan
robes were being imitated and he
feared trouble of some sort that
might be laid to the door of the klan.
California Legion Puts Ban on Klan.
San Francisco, May. Denouncing
the Ku Klux Klan as having prac
tices and principles "fundamentally
opposed to the welfare of our coun-
try," the state executive committee of
the American Legion went on record
in resolutions today holding that "no
loyal member of the American Le
gion can or will support the doctrine
of the Ku Klux Klan or become or
remain a member of that organiza-
Jack Johnson to Fight.
Columbus, May 26.Jack Johnson,
boxer, and former heavyweight
champion of the world, will resume
his ring career after a long period
of retirement, with a bout with "Tut"
Jackson, Ohio heavyweight, it was
announced here. Johnson and Jack
son, will meet either at Washington
Court House or Dayton on the after
noon of July 4, it was said.
A. J. Todd
CYRUS Xi. LIWMi nig.
WHY NOT SMILE?^SS&fr&fr'
Go With Us On Our Big
Moonlight Boat Excursion
On The Beautiful Steamer
Monday Eve'g, May 29
Let us forget the, past while sailing the Mis-
sissippi on our First Boat Excursion of the
seeson. Great time for everybody. Some
fun and frolics expected. Let's Go!
MUSIC BY STEVENS JAZZ CANARIES
Good Refreshments by the Elk Committee
COMMITTEE O ARRANGEMENTS
Edward L. Eastman, Chairman
S. Wright E. Gailbreath
E. Gough R. Moore
Earl E. Jones, Floor Manager
always pays to buyFlors
heim shoes they are
made to satisfy. You get value
for what you pay. The name
on every pair is proof of qual
ity something you do not
get when you accept a shoe
of unknown merit
Two Shops in/ St. Paul
Florsheim Shoe Store Co
421 Robert St.
FOR THE MAN
16 W Seventh St.
ST. PAUL UNIVERSAL CO
GENERAL SALES AGENCY
CAM. 1 OLABOBra,
OAKLAND CAR IN PERFECT CONDITION
$485 CASH OR TERMS
504 COURT BLOCK TELEPHONE CEDAR 3173
ST. PAUL STOVE & FURNACE REPAIR WORKS
Manufacturers and Jobbers
Repairs to Fit AU Makes of Stoves, Ranges and
Funaees. We are Experts at Installing Furnaces.
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