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A National Afro-American Newspaper
40 E 4th Street, St. Paul, Minn.
J. Q. ADAMS, Manager.
No. 286 Union Block, 49 E. 4th St.
JAS1ER GIBBS. Manager.
Metropolitan Bide:.. Room 1020.
r. F. ADAMS, Manager.
443 S. Dearborn St., Suits 660.
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June 6, 1S85 at the postoffice at St. Paul,
Minn., under act of Congress, March 3,
President Taft Says It Is Essen
tial to Kull Development.
Every once in awhile you will
meet a man whoso vision is a
bit clouded, who talks about the
waste of money in teaching men
of your race the curriculum of
an academic institution. Instead
of sending them to the univer
sity, the claim is made that they
should be sent to manual train
ing institutions. Such a man lias
never thought deeply ou the sub
ject and does not understand
that .is a race which is striving
onward and upward you need
many who shall be leadersmen
who shall figure in the learned
professions, many of them as
physicians, as lawyers and espe
cial lj a.* ministers
Race Has High Ideals.
I believe in the higher educa
tion of the race so that the
leaders of the Afro-American
people may have high ideals, and
1 believe they have. I believe
that they subscribe, as perhaps
some others in our community
life do not. to the maje-stj of the
law and have respect for con
stituted authority heartj ap
plausel and for our institutions
as they are I Great applause. J
1'resideut Taft at Howard Uni
versity Meeting.
It is with considerable gratification
that we learn that the Court of Ap
peals of Kentucky has awarded dam
ages in the sum of $3,750 to Miss Rel
la Ritchel, a Jewess of Kokomo, Ind.,
who was forced to ride in a "jim
crow" car while traveling in Ken
tucky a little more than a year ago,
and was finally put off the train. The
lady in question was so dark in com
plexion that she could not convince
the train crew that she was not an
Afro-American, and so, according to
the infamous "jim crow" car laws of
that state, she could not be allowed
to ride in the same car with white
IsM 4*^&&iS^L^k-!^^
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nor" race was gi\ a taste of the
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the views of our correspondents.
Soliciting agents wanted
"SVnte for teims. Sample
everywhere, copies free
cans are COMPELLED 10 pay fnst
class tare and then are COMPELLED
to rule in "jim crow" cars This law
is a specimen of the spirit ot tairness
that seems to be inherent UK "su-
perior" race, where\ er the brother in
black is concerned. The senseless, in
human, inconsistent eolo.* prejudice of
the "superior" race cost -the I lilroad
on vhich this dark-skinned Jewess
was so hoiribly outraged C) net
bum ot monev',
Who Will Be Re-elected President of the United States in November.
taat's w^re our
gratification comes in
sorry that tha d-tma_e
000 Of course, too, vu are grained
that so tar is outraged teehngs re
fare (hit is Mnded to
Afro-Ameiicans, in that they are treat
ed worse than cattle on "iim crow"
car railroads, albeit they are alwa:
charged first-class rates. And there
are some ot them who have just as
fine sensibilities ot right and wrong,
of filth and cleanliness, of unjust sog
regation and distinctions as any mem
ber of the "superior" race. We hope
some more daik-sknmed white peopl
will be treated as was the Jewess and
get greater money damages
Things have come to a pretty pass
this country, when a lot of convicts
confined in a state prison are allied
to lynch a man just because he nap
pens, b} the will of the Creator, to be
boin black. But this is just what hap
pened at Cheyenne, Wyo., this week,
when 300 convicts lvnched Frank Wig
fall, a black man who was accuse 1
of assaulting a white woman 71 years
old. Wigfall may have been guity,
doubtless was, but he had been placed
in the penitentiary ior safe keeping
to prevent him from beirg l.vnehed
and the criminals confined there were
allowed to murder him. We have no
word in extenuation for Wigfall, but
people. We don't blame her for kick- we do think he should have been pro
ing because she had to ride in the tec ted by the officers of the peniten
"jim crow" car, for every on? knows tiary. It strikes us that if those con- fcolored race of ,he issue thus raised
that the cars so designated are not victs can lynch a man at 8:30 in the ?nd duty of Afro-Americans in the
first-class cars, and every fair-minded morning the management of that prie-
person cannot but agree that anv one on is very poor. And now we under-
who pays for a first-class ticket should stand .the} threaten to lynch any one
get first-class tare. Yet Afro-Amen- of their number who turns states
evidence. THE APPEAL has con
stant!} tor the last twenty ears, de
nounced lynching as much for the
etteet it would have on whites as on
bl:c\s. ond our-contentions have been
!'L ..d to have been coirect in several
as anes Lynching has become so
con mon thai it iy almost as easy to
ct up a mob to lynch a white man
cs a bla one Lynching is wrong in
pi',i:ip3e and brutalizing to mankind
go"erallv Once, yeais ago, in telling
We are only ot a lynching to Robert Ingersoll, he
were* not $10.- was told that a lot ot ladies were pres
enf ro witness the bu'ning of a black
r^ai Ingersoll said,, "did you say
lr'i"?" "Xo," said he, '"not ladies,
b"utes, whose children will reap the
h^.ivest cf their unwomanl.v act." One
the oi ndation stones of this coun
try id, that every man is presumed to
be hmocent until he is proven to be
guilty, and is entitled to a tree and im
partial tiial by a jury of his peers,
and we contend that this should apply
to the 11.000,000 Afro-Americans who
are native born citizens as to any
others of this cosmopolitan country.
Right wiongs no man, and what ye
POVV that shall ye also reap, so it is
impossible for the perpertators of
these biutal outrages to go unpun
ished, tor, "Vengeance is mine, I will
repay saith the Lord" and, "Though
the mills of the Gods grind slowly,
nd exceeding fine
Prof Frankhn H. Giddmgs, sociolo
gist of Columbia University, says,
there will be a war between the
whites and the blacks in this country
vvuen the latter rises to a plane where
thej can back up their claim for
equality. He also declares that en
iranchisment was a blunder, and that
political rights had been a hinderance
rathei than a help It is a great pity
that the Professor cannot be changed i
to a black man, then he would most
asouiedlj see things differently.
Who Will Be Re-elected Vice President of the United States in November.
self resoectinp- Afro AmPi-iran
1 7
PeCtin S
vote its ticket, from President
Taft at the head of it, down to
the last man on the county tick
et."Former Senator Foraker in
Letter to Afro-American Baptist
Ministerial Association.
The folowing fs the full text of the
letter of former United States Senatoi
Joseph Benson Foraker in reply to the
request of the Baptist Ministers' Un
ion of Cincinnati for advice as to the
duty of the Afroj-American people in
the coming election:
"Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. I, 1912.
The Baptist Ministers' Union,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
copy of the resolutions adopted by you
yesterday in which you recite that the
I Hon. Theodore Roosevelt has injected
importance to the colored race and
the Afro-American generally are in a
confused state of mind as to the mean
ing and effect of said issue on their
coming election
"If you had asked me to state with
,out qualification the meaning of the
issue you mention, I should have de-
clmed to undertake to give an answer
to your inquiry, for no matter what I
might have thus said as to its mean
ling I would probably have been
charged with misrepresentation. But
inasmuch as you ask for only my per
sonal opinion of what it means I pre
sume I am safe, at least from the
Obnoxious Proposition.
"It aloes not help the matter to con
fine the proposed rule to the South 2m
states. The 'Lijy-White' Republicans
did the same. On the contrary, it
makes the proposition more obnoxious,
since it sectionalizesthe country and
denies that "equality of political rights
under the constitution and the laws of
+he country that it is justly the proud
boast of the Republican party to have
conferred. Besides it would, in my
opmion Ht+
*$cw?$?^ ^'^W^W^^^^^^^W
Say! Fdrmlr Senator Foraker to the Afro-Ameri
can Ministers
Has No Sympathy With Roosevelt "Lily White" Move-
ment Among Republicans Because it Involves
Denial of the Afro-American'est
1_ Equal Political Rights
"It is the duty of every loyal,
and as their duty in com
in asking me ttheadvise
i you as to what in my opinion is the
meaning and effect as applied to the
ever since
troi a Ohio
a word
amendments to the Constitu-
111 the Nation to rally to the sup- I tion of thet States were adpoted
port of the Republican party and 7^1,
v^uuiw paiLy dim
hheraer oe
agais tn CQ
orecd man iuns our ownn state, where
we are supposed to have outlived ev
erv thing of such unworthy character.
The degree of prejudice thus mani-
feste here indicates how easy it
would be to extend the denial of equal
ity of right in the Northern states.
whole 'proposition is
wit Republican sentimentin anconflict Re
publican beliefs, and should not, in my
judgment, be given any countenance
at all by any one who calls himself a
"A good deal has b?en said recently
about the battle of Armageddon. In
\iew of this proposition, if I were a
colored man I woul want to hear less
about Armageddond an more about
have before me a
peeds That Count.
The greatest of all the achieve-
part is not progress, but retrogression
ments of the Republican party was the messengers and laborers employed in
of a character that is wholly inconsist-!
Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
charge of misrepresentation, in saying ths only party that has acutally and
that in my opinion it means to make
ot the progressive party the South
a white man's party for the purpose
of popularizing the party with tne
white people, especially the white
Democrats of the South, and thus
make it possible to break up the solid
support of the Democratic party by
the Southern States.
"So understanding this new issue,
as you term it, it has no novelty.
From time to lime of late years efforts
have been made in a number of South
ern states to organize among Repub
licans a so-called 'Lily-White' party.
The well known hope and purpose of
the advocates of this movement have
been to overcome the prejudice, on ac
count of the colored man, of the white
Democrats of the South against be
coming Republicans and thus make it
possible for the Republicans to cap-
~t*r.i* he a entering wedge to+
,._*, A
further denial_ rights the col
ored people, not only in the South but
also in the North. You have only to
recall the vote in Ohio at the recent
Constitutional election, whereby an
overwhelming majoriyt was registered
.against striking .out the word 'white'
kx^^^^lk^&Jt^-iiS^^i *A$t5i&-.
without exception been so steadfastly
loyal to our government and institu
tions and everything the Republican1
political equality with the white peo- transferred to positions in the depart-
ple of this country in the presence of
mental7't service"i
Race Fares Well. Under Taft
Twenty-seven Colored Employees.
Place of Custodian Created For Ma
jor (Now Lieutenant Colonel) Arthur
Brooks, National Guard of the Dis
trict of ColumbiaHis Commission
Signed by President Taft.
When Mr. Taft became president.
March 4, 1909, there were sis colored
ent with the spirit by which all are vice of his physician. Since the pres-
adiuated who are battling for the ideufs inauguration three colored ein-
.M'K ployees have been addedMajor Ar
Nobody knows more than I do or
feels more keenly than I do the fact
that the Republican party has not at
all times done its full duty by the
Afro-Americans, who have almost
l^l'Jhc nrnoant \rl Kf v\ r\ TTr-l4-'U \Tf7tTrn
partV hao presented bunt notwith
standing all such shortcomings, the
tact remains that the Republican par
ty is the only hope the colored man
has of fair political treatment It is
practically done anything to better his
political status and to improve his op
"I need not cite any testimony to
support this statement as to the Demo
cratic party. The leaders of that par
tv not only admit but they justify all
that is said and suggested. So far as
the progressive party is concerned,
whatever they may say or propose is
neutralized by the proposition you
mention which cannot be otherwise
than the beginning that would lead on
to results far more disastrous and ex
asperating than any one has yet sug
Ship and Sea.
"Mach, therefore, as the Republican
party mav have fallen short of whit
it should have done in this or that or
the other instance it remains that it
is the only political organization to
ture from the Democrats some of the which the Negro can look with hope
Scutnern states.. for the future. In other words it is
"I have never had any sympathy as true now as when first stated that
with this 'Lily-White' movement among far the Afro American 'the Republican
the Republicans, because it invoked party is the ship all else is the sea.'
a denial to the Afro-American of his Every Self-respecting Colored Man
political rights, and for the same rea
son I have no sympathy with Mr.
Roosevelt's proposition.
Should Support Republican Ticket.
"In addition to these great serious
questions for the colored man there is
involved in this approaching election
the additional question to which you
have called my attention. The traiff
and stable government and bills of
rights are as important to the colored
man as they are to white man, for
what affects the one affects the other.
The colored man has the further ques
tion to consider, about which you have
asked me to express an opinion, and
that question is sufficient of itself, as
I have tried to indicate, to make it the
du ty of every loyal, self-respecting col-
_"f_._*_ T_o*!.- __i- ored man in the nation to rally to the
support the
RepublicanTaft partyt
its ticketof from Presiden a the
head of it down to the last man on the
county ticket.
"Very truly,
thur Brooks, commanding First Sepa
rate battalion. N. G. D. C, for whom
the place of custodian was created:
William Pannell and Harry L. Mickey.
In the executive mansion the follow
ing Afro-Americans, in addition to sev
eral others who are still on the rolls,
were employed at the time the presi
dent came into office: Messrs. Duncan.
Amos, Brent, Reeder and Pinckny.
Mr. Duncan was transferred to the
treasury department at an increased
salary, Mr. Brent was transferred as
a clerk to the city postoffice at an iu- I
creased salary, Mr. Reeder was trans
ferred to the state department. Mr
Pinckny was given a good place in the
inual salaries aggregate $11562 One
colored employee in the White House
the Negroes
I am fully alive to the heart pangs that a colored man endures when
suffering from the contemptuous insults of white men not at all his equal
either in point of intelligence or devotion to duty. know the sense of
injustice that has oftentimes burned itself into his breast when he real-
izes that his rights have been trampled upon and his claims to fair treat-
ment rejected solely because of the color of his skin.President William
Howard Taft.
One was afflicted with
good position in the
department & New Mexico on ad-
parage receives a salary or JJ?N per
annum. A number of colored men and
women are employed for duty at func
tions during the social season and their
pay in the aggregate amounts to mom
than $1,000. The total amount paid to
Afro-Americans at the White House is
nearly $20,000 per annum.
After twenty-five years of faithful
service as the commanding officer of
I a battalion of the national? guard of the
District of Columbia, Major Arthur
i Brooks has recently been retired with
the rank of lieutenant colonel. His
commission Mas signed by President
Taft. Lieutenant Colonel Brooke i
still on duty as custodian at the White
Democratic Promises Broken.
The southern states were readmitted
to the Union in 3868. after the civil
Avar, and it was expressly provided
that no state should ever abridge the
right of any voter.
The act passed July 28. 1808. was as
"That each of the states of NortL
Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana,
Georgia, Alabama and Florida shall be
entitled and admitted to representation,
in congress as a state of the Union
when the legislature of such state shall
have duly ratified the amendment to
the constitution of the United States
proposed by the thirty-ninth congress,
known as Article 14, upon the follow
ing fundamental conditions: That the
constitution of neither of said states
shall be so amended or changed as to
deprive any citizen or class of citizens
of the United States of the right to
vote in said state who are entitled to
vote by the constitution thereof herein
recor^iized except as a punishment for
sucu crimes as are now felonies at com
mon law whereof they shall have been,
convicted under laws equally applica
ble to the inhabitants of all the states."
Four of the states named have pass
ed laws restricting the right of suf
frage, and in all of the southern states,
the laws are enforced in such a way
as to debara of men from ex
ercisingi their rights as citizens because-
The southern states were readmitted
to the
upon th
executive office, and Mr. Amos was
given a good place in New York.
All of these places were filled by the
president with colored men. In addi
tion the president appointed the follow
ing Afro-American employees at the
executive mansion: W. W. Brown.
W. Mays, S. C. Jackson, L. C. Peters
and Miss Annie Brooks. When the
president came into office there were
five colored coachmen and hostlers at
the White House stables. On account
of changing from carriages to automo
biles, chauffeurs and footmen were em
ployed, but places were found in the
departments for four of these coach
men and hostlers and the other volun
tarily accepted a position in New York.
There are on the regular payroll ot
the executive office six colored em
ployees whose salaries aggregate rope for lynchers.
$j,G90sper annum. On the regular pay- I
roll of the executive mansion there are
(twenty colored employees whose an-
I cannot consent to take the position that the door of hopethe door ot
opportunity-is to be shut upon any man, no matter how worthy, purely upon
the ground of race or colorTHEODORE ROOSEVELT.
It would be much worse than useless to try to build up the Progressive
party in these southern states, where there is no real Republican party by ap-
pealinggto ordto
the men who in the past have derived their
standin from leading an manipulating the Negroes.THEODOPF imns
Adapted from the Philadelphia Ledger
fundamentalamen itio tha woule never
or change their constitutions so as to
I deprive any citizen or class of citizens
of the United States of the right to
i vole.
It was a sacred obligation. Have
they kept it? Can the Democrats, who
have deliberately broken their prom
ises. be trusted?
The election of Woodrow Wilson,
southern born and southern bred, his:
mind filled with southern Democratic
traditions, can bring no possible good
to the Afro-American. "Let us hold
fast to that which we know is good."
President Taft has denounced lynch
ing in more vigorous terms than any
other president. He advocated the
highest appointive of
laf appointed an Afro
Presidan ta
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