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THE APPEAL
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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1916.
WILL BE ELECTED BISHOP.
Information from air parts of the
country is to the effect that Rev. A.
J. Carey, A. M., D. D., Ph. D., minister
and warden of the Institutional
Church, Chicago, will be one of the
strongest candidates to come before
the General Conference of the A. M. E.
Church, which meets in Philadelphia
in May. That his election is prac
tically assured is the consensus of
opinion among the well informed dele
gates leading preachers and promi
nent laymen.
Dr. Carey has the indorsement of
practically every person of promi
nence in Illinois. The A. M. E. min
isters are for him to a man and have
issued a circular letter in his behalf
the leading members of the bar,
headed by Edward H. Morris, the
foremost lawyer of the country have
issued a printed endorsement the
leading physicians and surgeons,
headed by Dr. Daniel K. Williams, the
most famous physician and surgeon,
have united in an endorsement, and
men of every profession and calling,
not only in Illinois but in every state
in the union, have endorsed the mili
tant pastor and, what is better, we
have it on good authority that Dr.
Carey's friends have secured pledges
from enough delegates to make his
election sure.
Viewed from any angle Rev. Div
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"KEEP OFF THE GRASS."
A general order has been issued by
the state board of administration to
the superintendents of all state in
stitutions to remove immediately all
signs such as "Keep off the grass" or
"Keep out," "No admittance" and
those designating certain days as
visiting days.
sign to be abandoned.
"BASIS OF SOCIAL STRIFE."
In a recent address before the Sun
day Evening Club, Bishop Charles D.
Williams handed out some straight
goods. We quote three sterling para
graphs
"Nine-tenths of our social strife
come from trying to know people by
labels or numbers. We require a
great deal more temperance and virtue
from the tramp who comes to the back
door and asks for cold victuals than
we do from the society youth who
comes into the drawing-room and asks
for our daughter's hand.
"Think of the simple Russian, Ger
man and French peasants across the
sea tonight, murdering each other. If
you went through the ranks most of
them wouldn't know what it is all
about. They are doing it just because
some one in authority has labeled the
other fellow'enemy.'
"The secret of nearly all our hatred
and indifference toward our neigh
bors is because we don't know them.
We are all slaves to names and
titles we hate to face realities. We
are getting morally color blind to the
finer shades of right and wrong. Often
we are afraid to be alone with our
real selves for fear we should get
acquainted with them."
REV. A. J. CAREY, A. M.p D. D., Ph. D.
Eloquent Pastor of the Institutional A. M. E. Church, Chicago. Widely In-
dorsed for the Bishopric and Will Be Elected by the General
Conference at Philadelphia in May.
"These signs serve no good purpose
and are very irritating," said Fred
Kern of Belleville, president of the
board.
"The institutions are for the people,
and if they want to walk on the grass
there is no good reason why they I
should not Hereafter every day is
to be visiting day in the state chari-1
table institutions, so that is another
Carey is a great man, a man of edu- coe, professor of religious education
cation and culture, an eloquent pulpit' in the Union Theological seminary,
orator and a valiant race defender.
The great A. M. E. Church needs
men of the type of Dr. Carey and the
church of Richard Allen will honor it
self as well as the race if he is elected
to the Board of Bishops.
v
New York, gives reasons why church
and public schools should be separate:
"The opposing religious bodies are
still watchful of one another. No
workable plan for increasing the reli
gious functions in the public schools
is likely to be agreed upon.
"The argument for teaching the
Bible in the public schools on the
ground of its literary merits seems to
have had little weight because it has
been advanced by religionists from
evidently religious motives.
"The forces that are devoting them
selves assidiously to the reform of re
ligious education are rarely, if ever,
eager to commit religious functions
t^'the
int 0
"If institution rules are violated by the state
visitors attendants can tell them in
a nice way. What we are trying to
do is to suppress the atmosphere of
gloom which generally clouds the hap
piness of the inmates of charitable
institutions."
The action of the state board is a
very sensible thing and shows that
democracy is making some progress
after all.
HANDS OFF PUBLIC SCHOOL.
In a strong report to the Religious
Education association, Dr. George A. of the world.
APPEAL'S EDITORIALS HAVE "POISE, LOGIC AND COURAGE."
Hon. Richard T. Greener, Late U. S. Consul at Vladivostok, Eminent Scholar,
Literateur, Writer and Diplomat and Personal Friend of the
Great Charles Sumner, Lauds THE APPEAL.
As one who knew Sumner and tried to practice his theories I wish to
express my hearty approval of your utterances in THE APPEAL and I can
urge them as competent opinions. I congratulate you on the poise, logie and
courage of your editorials.
(Signed) Richard T. Greener. 'A
"state^The demand 'that"the
public schools provide religious edu
cation proceeds in large measure from
persons who feel that something needs
to be done, but have not yet become
absorbed in the details of the recon
st ruction
witn
that is already under way
in the churches."
Tn
Who
reasons are logical and those
wish to carry religious teaching
the public schools are enemies of
MIXING THE RACES.
The South, that is the white South is
not opposed to racial admixture, but
being at heart thoroughly immoral it
insists that the mixing be done in an
illegal manner.
The mixing which has already been
accomplished was started by the white
South. It began in the days of slav
ery, when the white master forced the
black slave women to bear children,
who followed the condition of their
mothers and became slaves. A few
masters manumitted their half breed
children, but they were the excep
tions to the general rule. Many mas
own offspring for sale and in time the
ters made a practice of breeding their
raising of children for the slave mar
kets became a recognized Southern
industry.
Since the abolition of slavery, the
white South, claiming Christ as its
guiding star, has enacted laws making
Christian marriage a felony, thus di
rectly aiding immorality. The white
South has in every way endeavored
to humiliate and degrade its colored
people the majority of whom have
more or less Caucasian blood.
Search history through read the
atrocities of the barbarian invasians
of the early days, read the barbar
ities of the Middle Ages read of the
Inquisition read the story of the
French Revolution read of Russia's
persecution of the Jews read of civ
ilized Europe's rape of Africa
read the horrors of the Christians'
war now devastating Europe. Add all
of these together and they will not
equal in blackness what Southern
white people have meted out to their
own sons and daughters to their own
brothers and sisters,, who are of a
slightly darker hue.
It is the blackest page in th^annals
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CHARITY MAKfc COWARD8.
"Charity makes for slaves, cowards
and sycophants," said "Mother Jones"
of Colorado mine field fame, recently.
Her words are true.
Men cheat their employes out of
what is their just due and become rich'
I and when they have accumulated mil
lions they pose as "philanthropists"
and endeavor to perpetuate their
names by giving money for libraries
or "charities," or Christian asso
ciations.
Instead of being great philanthopists,
these men, in many cases, are simply
thieves who really ought to be in
prison for having robbed their fellow
men.
No class has suffered more from the
"philanthropies" of these rich thieves
than the colored people and their ne
farious work has been aided by so
called colored leaders who have taken
the role of public mendicants and have
begged for money to organize jimcrow
institutions and thus prevent their own
class from securing their rights as
American citizens.
The product of the segregated insti
tution is usually a crop of young col
ored people with slavish instincts,
cringing cowards, servile sycophants.
Great God deliver the people from
such charity and give them justice.
PLUTOCRATS DOING HARM.
Says the Saturday Evening Post
"The modern plutocratic ideal is to
soar far away from the commen lot
and then voloplane gracefully back to
it. Why take the trouble to soar at
all? Why not distribute the millions
for the common weal before they are
collected in the capacious individual
reservoir?"
Many of the men who have made
,reat fortunes by questionable methods
in some cases, and in nearly every
case, by paying employes low wages.
Carnegie made a great fortune and
is now aiding race prejudice by en
dowing jimcrow libraries in the South
and Rosenwald the Jewish multimil
lionaire is using some of his money to
aid the Christians in proving that their
religion is a fake by building jim crow
Y. M. C. A's all over the country.
AMERICANIZATION.
The basic need in America at this
moment, and for many years to come,
is the fusion of our heterogeneous
population into an American entity.
If we fought a civil war to prevent
geographical division, we should find
it worth while now to make some
deliberate and mighty effort to pre
vent a more insidious and fatal di
vision. This effort should not be
spasmodic and sporadic. It should be
persistent and sweeping.
The foregoing from the Chicago
Tribune hits the nail on the head.
And it is especially necessary for
the colored people to stop trying to
segregate. The colored person who
advocates jimcrowism in church or
state is an enemy of the Nation.
TRUE CHRISTIANS.
The Chicago Tribune recently pub
lished in its photogravure section a
page of pictures showing the eight
Christian Science churches. All of
the edifices are classic in their pure
simplicity of architecture and they
are typical of the true Christianity of
the Christian Scientists.
These eight churches are the only
ones in Chicago that are absolutely
free from race prejudice. Jews and
Gentiles, white and colored people all
meet together and worship God in the
beauty of brotherly love. It is an in
spiring sight to visit one of these
churches where the lines of creed
and race have been eliminated and
the spirit of Christ reigns supreme
A BRAVE GOVERNOR.
of
Governor Dunne of the state
Illinois is a just and brave man.
He has just signed the sixth re
prieve he has granted to Elston
Scott, a colored murderer under sen
tence of death at Murphysboro, 111.
The last reprieve stays the hanging
until July 14, because Sheriff James
White of Jackson county has stead
fastly refused to grant the governor
assurances that the execution would
be conducted decently.
It seems that the sheriff has
planned to make the hanging a gala
public event, but Governor Dunne is
determined that the state shall not
be so disgraced.
Members of the Haitian senate who
persisted in holding a meeting in
spite of the warning of Rear Admiral
Caperton, in command of the Ameri
can forces, were dispersed at Port
au-Prince by a detachment of gens
d'armes commanded by an American
officer. The senators protested but
offered no resistance. This procedure
seems much like the "operations" of
the Germans in Belgium and Serbia,
which have shocked our "humanitar
ian" president.
Gen. Juan Jimenes of Santo Domin
go has resigned the presidency of tha,t
republic. He took this action to pre
vent armed intervention by the
United States. Any man who ogives
up his aims and ambitions for the
good of his country is a patriot, and
Gen. Jimenes' action puts him into
the patriot class.
vohva the prophet of Zion City In-' the race or the individual is not wor-
sists that the earth is flat. Many thy of freedom,
years ago, Rev. John Jasper of Rich
mond, Va., declared that the "Sun
do move." He attracted considerable
attention, and that's just about all
that Volva desires at this time.
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CON
I VENTION.
Georgia will ^end two complete sets
of delegates to the Republican na
tional convention, and both will go
uninstructed. They are:
Jackson wingHenry S. Jackson,'
of Atlanta J. M. Barnes, of Thom
son Henry Lincoln Johnson, colored,
of Atlanta, and B. J. Davis, colored,
also of Atlanta.
Johnson wingWalter H. Johnson,
of Columbus Henry Blun, of Savan
nah J. W. Lyons, colored, of Augusta,
and H. A. Rucker, colored, of Atlanta.
Louisiana white and colored Repub
licans will send contesting 'delega
tions to Chicago conventions The
lily-whites met and elected twelve
delegates. The colored men appeared
at the Gruenewald Hotel and de
manded admission, but were refused
by the hotel management saying that
colored men could not participate in
conventions in that hostelry. The
colored men charge that this was the
ruse by which the lily-whites barred
them. They will send a full delega
tion.
Frank J. Hogan and Dr Edward W
Williston were elected delegates, and
Julius I. Peyser and George W.
Robertson, alternates, from the Dis
trict of Columbia to the Republican
national convention to be held in Chi
cago next month, according to the
ballots cast at the primaries last
Friday, and officially counted Monday
night by the returning board at the
office of Attorney George C. Gertman
in the Century building.
The Hogan-Williston ticket was ac
corded 5,614 votes of a total of 7,246
cast at the primaries, by official
count.
The Miller-Chase ticket, composed
of Robert I Miller, Calvin Chase
delegates- Arthur B. Hayes and Dr
Albert R. Collins, alternates, got 1,603
votes.
The Bradshaw-Marshall ticket, com
posed of Aaron Bradshaw and Dr
Charles H. Marshall, delegates
Angus Early and L. Melendez King
alternates, got 1,029 votes.
VITAL PRINCIPLE AT STAKE.
(From the Christian Register)
The enactment of an ordinance for
the segregation of colored people in
St. Louis by a majority of over
34,000 votes will give much impetus to
the movement that has acquired head
way in several cities with a mixed
population, but its significance is
likely to be wrongly estimated. It is
not so much a judgment of the real
question at issue as it is an ex
pression of the wish of most white
people not to have colored residents
in their neighborhood. The vital
principle at stake, the right of citizens
to hold and use their property with
all the rights other citizens enjoy, is
not decided. It is shown how unde
sirable it is to commit to a general
election a decision which belongs to
courts, and which cannot properly or
intelligently be consummated by the
public, especially under the influence
of a prejudice. It shows that
ignorance is not confined to the
ignorant alone, for citizens of the
higher class showed gross ignorance
of the point at stake Fortunately
courts still exist, and competency is
not quite overwhelmed by the land
slide of mere mass. The obiter dicta
of the Supreme Court of Missouri, in
a decision just rendered upholding
the constitutionality of the initiative,
indicate positively and clearly what
its judgment will be as to the rights
of colored citizens under the law.
Reforms Needed at Home.
(From The Christian Register.)
Race bitterness makes argument, or
discussion, or any effort to come to a
common understanding quite useless.
Where much racefeeling is engaged,
reason is neutralized. With some peo
ple, questions of the rights of colored
people under the Constitution, of the
people of California have become im
possible. They simply can not discuss
the subject. While this is the case
in this country, we have enough to
do in cleansing our 'own blood of
germs of conflict without thinking it
our main business to reach across
the water in restraint of war. War is
incipient among us in these matters,
and cruel barbarities frequent enough,
to keep us busy reforming ourselves.
Billy Sunday speaks out emphati
cally, acrobatically and ungrammatic
ally against almost every wrong in the
countryexcept race prejudice. If
he wants to show that he is a real
brave man, not afraid to tacke any
thing, and do some good where it Is
most needed, let him speak out aginst
race prejudice.
All American Citizens.
(From Our Dumb Animals, Boston,
Mass.)
Four colored men shot to death
and two burned alive in Early county,
Georgia, December 30. Sam Bland
and Will Stewart lynched in Dodge
county, Georgia. Another colored
man hanged to a telephone pole in
Forest City, Arkansas. A colored
woman, Mrs. Cordelia Stevenson,
whose son was accused of burning a
white man's barn, taken from her
home and hanged by a mob near
Columbus, Mississippi.
A few weeks' record. All American
citizens. Had one of them been killed
jon a steamship sunk by a submarine
what a flood of patriotic oratory
would have been poured forth in the
name of the "nation's honor." Appar
ently it makes a difference where
American citizens are killed and who
kills them.
Hates the Term "Negro."
"I hate the term Negro because it
is being used in terms of hatred. It
is the cause of the segregation of the
Negro it is being used in contempt
in public places it is an excuse for
disfranchising him and it is an ex
cuse for lynching him. Only one
tenth of one per cent of the colored
people in America can trace their
descent to Africa, and there is no
more right to call all colored people
Negroes, than to call all white people
Turks or Armenians."Ex-Assistant
United States Attorney General Wm. i
H. Lewis, Boston, Mass.
Not Worthy of Freedom.
(From the Richmond Planet.)
When a race or an individual sub
mits uncomplainingly* to oppression.
it is a practical demonstration that
Needed by Colored Leaders.
(From the Richmond Planet.)
Manhood is an asset that every in
dividual should be proud to possess.
WALLER AGAINST "NEGRO"
Noted Brooklyn Doctor Says It Causes
Mental and Physical Segregation.
(From Amsterdam News.)
Editor Amsterdam News:
Sir: I cannot too heartily congratu
late you on a recent editorial discour
aging the use of the word "Negro."
There is no greater delight enjoyed by
the white people of the United States
today than the spreading use of this
unfortunate term. Why? They real
ize that it is the most potential fac
tor at work at the present to bring
about both a physical and mental
segregation of the people of color. Its
use is on the increase only because
our speakers and writers, especially
Do Bois and Washington feel that its
repetition, ad nauseam, is necessary to
retain the good will of the masses. The
term "Negro" is not only absurdly in
accurate as applied to millions of col
ored people, but it is also alarminly
injurious, for the following reasons:
a. It has never stood historically or
in the present, anywhere in the world,
for anything noble or uplifting. Most
high-grade Africans repudiate it.
b. In Africa and out of Africa it was
never applied to the higher types, but
to Guineas, Sudanese and Senegam
blans only.
c. Its derivatives, "Negroism," "Ne-
grofy," and its compounds, Negro-head,
Negro-fly, Negro-monkey, are all clear
ly, in their associations, degrading.
d. Its feminine form, "Negress," is
Justly and correctly used to define
your wife and daughter and sweet
heart, if you favor the use of the mas
culine term.
e. It has been the word used by the
Southern whites for two centuries,
when formally speaking or writing
about an unworthy or criminal man
or woman of the race. For when he
speaks of the worthy he invariably
says "colored."
f. It is not differentiated in the mind
and thought of the whites from their
favorite and generally used (among
themselves) terms, "Nigro" and "Nig
ger."
g. As stated by an eminent Japanese
diplomat it has an unquestioned In
fluence in cutting us off from the
thought, sympathy and co-operation
of the millions of colored Africans, Asi
atics and Islanders of the Yondei
world.
Very truly vours,
OWEN M. WALLER, M.
Must Judge A Group by Its Best.
(From the Christian Register, Boston,
Mass.)
No one can be said to know any
class of people who has not been in
Intimate and sympathetic relation with
the best as well as the worst of the
class. We compare many persons
who live in the South, and think they
know the colored race, with others
who have had no such contact, but
who have come into intimate and sym
pathetic relations with large numbers
of that race whom their Southern
friends have never known and of the
two sets of people we should say that
the second knew the colored people
better than the first They know aspi
rations among them that the others
do not know, or, knowing do not
enter into and appreciate they know
capabilities by direct contact with the
best of the race which others are obli
vious of they know qualities which
only respect and sympathy can bring
out they know possibilities to which
others by their very acquaintance are
blinded. If those who know the col
ored race through the mass and by
observation merely could know what
individual possibilities are demon
strated in growing numbers of the
elect, and would be courageously can
did with themselves, they would re
vise their judgments and possibly sof
ten their prejudices At any rate
they ought to credit to those on whom
they charge ignorance of the colored
race the values that come from know
ing how many of that race are the
equal of any members of the dominant
race in the highest abilities and in the
clearest aims. No estimate is worth
much which does not take people at
their best.
Of One Blood.
(Gerald Stanley Lee in Mount Tom.)
I am a human being. I do not pro
pose to be cooped up or shut in in my
love and criticism to mere geographi
cal streaks or spots of people on a
planet. This planet is small enough
as it is, when one considers the
height and depththe starry height
and depthof the human spirit that
wavers and glows through us all
Wagner and Shakespeare, Tolstoi and
GOD GIVE US MEN.
God give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands
Men whom the lust of office does not kill
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy
Men who possess opinions and a will
Men who have honormen who will not lie
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking.
r. G. Holland.
Moli^re! Though the cathedrals quar
rel together and sing praises with
siege-guns to their own little foolish
national souls, and rain bombs on
each other's naves, I take my stand
by the great bells ringing in their
towers, by the souls of their poets
overriding the years, by the prayers
and songs of their heroes, artists, in
ventors, by the mothers and the little
children.
We are all in the same world. We
are all alike. I will not say of any
one nation what I will not say of the
others and I will not say of any man
what I will not say of myself.
OUR NEED OF JUXTAPOSITION
(From the Boston Guardian
That we much rather be, and abbo"
ciate among ourselves, is a saying by
Colored Americans that has become
almost trite. That is a mistake, it
is a feeling of avowed cowardice and
Innate inferiority. It is an utter mi
possibilltay for the two races to sub
scribe to a common government, and,
at the same time, each race work OJ
Its own salvation. The "theory" has
been tried and resulted into a ghastlv
failure instead of making for har
mony and cordial good feeling be
tween two races, it has increased
race hatred and antagonism in leaps
and bounds. We have heeded too
long the advice from false and treach
erous leadership that resistance is
wrong, that it only breeds race hat
red and antagonism that the thing
for us to do is to get property and
other rights will inevitably follow.
We have followed this "advice" faith
fully and have been rewarded in
terms of residince segregation, street
segregation, confiscation and loss of
property, anti-intermarriagewhich is
all of the blackest pieces of legis
lation, since that it leaves our women
defenseless and at the mercy of white
brutes separate schools, jimcrow
cars, and even legislating to exclude
further Negro immigration. These
are the evils resulting from "non
resistance" and "rather be by our
selves." That with the same degree
of effontry and terrible legislation
with which our property is taken and
confiscated, with this same effontrv
and legislation will our political and
manhood rights be taken from us
That is a fact. Every congress of
fers legislation degrading and inimi
cal to our well being. Race preju
dice, therefore, can only be worn down
by attrition. We must send our
children, and go ourselves, to mixed
institutions and other places where
we can mix with the other races ani
consequently become accustompd to
one another. ABOVE ALL THTMGR
WE MUST WELCOME AND PRAC
TICE JUXTAPOSITION.
Campaign Against Lynching.
(From the Christian Recorder.)
There is no better time than NOW
to begin a National Crusade Against
Lynching in the United States. For
the rapidity with which this national
crime has spread, the barbarity with
which it is committed and the utter
disgraceful complacency with which it
is regarded, should arouse the con
science of the country in one united
protest against its further spread and
Have Learned to "Love, Honor and
I Obey."
(From the Afro-American Ledger)
I "If I can live happily among the
colored people, if I can love them as I
love the people of my own race, then
i will know that our dream of broth
erhood for all races may come true
says Miss Florence MacFarlane, dele
gate from London, England, to the
New Thought Congress, which met
ban Francisco recently. Miss Mac
Farlane announces her intention of
going out to live among colored people.
The experience of the Englishwoman
may prove interesting but it offers lit
tle that is new. Thousands of her
race and sex have not only learned
to love their colored brothers, but "to
love, honor and obey them
He Is A Real Man.
(From the Pioneer-Press, Martins
burgh, W. Va.)
Editor W. P. Dabney, of the Cincin
nati Union, is busy day and night
these days fighting segregation and all
other forms of discrimination in the
Queen City. This is noble in him.
too, and especially so when It is
known that Mr. Dabney Is in an of
ficial position. Men of that sort are
generally as mum as a clam, but this
is not so in the case of Mr. Dabney.
He is a man.
"HUMAN NATURE'S 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
21 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.
Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys:
lis human nature's broadest foulest blot.
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