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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1920.
HERE'S A STRAW FOR THE
The Federal Prohibition Agent at
New York has announced that alco
holic liquors can be used for cooking
purposes without violating the law.
"New Yorkers have no need to donoxious
without brandy in their mince pies, or
wine sauce on their puddings, as per
mits will be issued to hotels and res
taurants to keep a stock of brandy and
wine or whisky on hand for legitimate
If that's Federal law for New York
it also is for any other place in the
country, so we may look for a land of
fice business in the sale of mince pies,
and puddings with brandy and wine
sauces. If you can't drink it you can
eat it. Hip, hip hooray!
THE "NIGGER" IN THE SEGREGA-
"Prof. Neval H. Thomas, a school
teacher in Washington and an active
member of its N. A. A. C. P., con
cludes a vigorous news article pub
lished in the Cleveland Gazette with
words which answer the boasts of
those who get money for institutions
and houses for Colored people that
keep the races apart. Says Prof.
"I have Jheard many silly Negro ad
vocates of segregation boast of how
much money they can raise for a
Negro enterprise, too blind to see that
most any white man will contribute
liberally to any movement that will
keep Colored people away from him
and make them acknowledge their in
feriority. In fact, the most dangerous
enemy of democracy with which we
have to contend, and the most serv
iceable capitalistic tool, is organized
charity. The large donors to these
Negro "charities" are making profit
able investments when, through some
well-paid Negro, they can establish a
separate Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A. so
cial settlement, or school. These in
stitutions aid in keeping the toiling
masses apart, so that, on the principle
of "divide and conquer," these wealthy"
"donors" can exploit.^ So, the collec
tion of large "contributions" 1 these
Negro segregationists is no achiev^K
^^Wii'j-a4i ..ijj' -si ^a,
void. Already its presence there has
popularized a movement for separate
schools and segregation as to homes
for our people.
"No, our solution is" not surrender,
but FIGHT! Let the churches land
welfare clubs of Cleveland exert extra
activity for the moral betterment of
Cleveland's youth, and your press, pul
pit, your ballot, ^nd every other power
within you. Agitate for admission
into the associations which bear the
name of Jesus who was "no respector
of persons," until they acquire a sense
A GALLED JADE WINCES.
About the best thing we have seen
lately appeared in a contemporary
which sizes up present day conditions
so completely that we republish it:
A bank wrote one of its customers
requesting money or additional col
lateral security on outstanding loans
and he wrote a characteristic letter.
It is of no concern who wrote the
letter or where the bank was located.
The interest lies wholly in the situa
tion described in the reply, which is
couched as follows:
"For the following reasons I am un
able to comply with your request:
"I have been held up, held down,
sand-bagged walked on, sat on, flat
tened out and squeezed. First, by the
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. -.3
"The Great Emancipator" the Anniversary of Whose BirthtSy Will be Cele
brated February 12th.
ment, but another barrier to the prog- United States Government for federal
ress of the race. I well remember how war tax, the excess profit tax, the JA-
one of these international "secre- berty Loan Bonds^thrift, capital stock
taries" boasted of getting the money, tax, merchant's license, and auto tax-,
to build a Negro Y. M. C. A. in the and by every society and organization
great city of Chicago. If that institu- that the inventive mind of man can ra-
tion remains there long the great civil vent, to extract what I may or may not
rights law of Illinois will be null and possess.
CODE OF HONORABLE NAMES.
Recently a valued exchange con
tained the following:
My name for every true man in
these United States will be the hon
orable name of "American."
My reference to all "new Ameri
cans" born in other lands shall never
be dishonored by slurs, nicknames or
My purpose shall be to discourage
in the native born, the love for titles,
to help every immigrant to forget his
hyphen and be proud of the name
American and to stamp out the use of
such nicknames as words of derision
of the foreign-born.
We pledge our service never'to use,
and to discourage everywhere, the use
of such words as Dago, Dutchy,
Froggy, Ginny, Greaser, Heiny, Hor
wat, Hunky, Kike, Mick,- Paddy,
Sheny, Spaghetti, Wop, as applied to
any foreign-born resident of.
United States of America.
With all of which we heartjly agree,
but we would have been much better
pleased if the list had included some
of the nicknames that are so frequent
ly applied to a class of native born
100 per cent Americans, viz: Negro,
nigger, darkey, coon, shine, moke,
dingy, pickaninny, etc., and as ab
as those named are to the
class to which they are applied.
THE MAN WHO DARES
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.
"From the Society of John the Bap
tist, the G. A. R., the Woman's Relief,
the Navy League, the Red Cross, the
Black Cross, the Purple Cross, the
Double Cross, the Children's Home, the
Dorcas Society, the Y. M..C. A., the
Y. W. .A., the Boy Scouts, the Jewish
Relief, the Belgian Relief and every
hospital in town. Then, oh top of it
all comes the Associated Charities.
"The Government has so governed
my business that I don't know who
owns it. I am inspected, suspected,
examined and re-examined, informed,
required and commanded, so I don't
know who I am, where I am, or why I
am here. All I know is that I am sup^
posed to be an inexhaustible supply
of money for every^known need, desire
or hope of the human race and be
cause I will not sell all I have and go
out and beg, borrow or steal money to
give away, I have been cussed, dis
cussed, boycotted, talked to, talkjed
about, lied to, liedabout, held up,
hung up, robbed and nearly ruined, and
the only reason I am clinging to life
is to see what the Hell is coming
That is certainly just about as weJamaica
feel about the unhappy conditions ex
"WE ARE ALL ALIKE."
In the midst of tlae base, unjust, un
American talk about race segregation,
which Southern, whites have started
in Chicago, the statement of a mem
ber of an oppressed race, sounds like
a voice of fairness in the wilderness
A great hullabaloo was raised over
the sale by Rabbi Hirsch of his for
mer residence at 4612 Grand Boule
vard, to a colored man. It was con
sidered a matter of sufficient impor
tance to warrant the sending of a re
porter of the Chicago Tribune to in
terview the seller.
Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch/*the famous
Jewish leader, was. asked by the re
"What are your views oh ee seg
Rabbi Hirsch replied:
"From my point of v', we are all
alike. Colored people are just as good
as whites. I would father have a good
black neighbor thaa a poor white one."
THE BOYS' CLUB FEDERATION.
THE APPEAL is in receipt of a
letter from Mr. Frank G. Patchen, of
the -Boys' Club Federation (Bureau of
Information), 110 West 40th .Street,
New YOrk, N. Y., asking for its co
operation in the effior|svp| th^ Federa
tion to solve the:'Titifi^p1r^leW'''ox-tte
"under-privileged" boy, one of the
greatest human. problems that our
country is facing. He states that in
no sense does"the work of the
ganization conflict with that of the]
the contrary, it is an
guidance, distributing to each Church
its own, "WITHOUT REGARD TO
RACE, CREED OR -COLOR."
Elsewhere in our columns* we .pub
lish an article that tells of the Federa
tion and it is hoped that some of our
good citizens will interest themselves
to the extent of writing to Mr. Patchen
to learn the plans upon which the de
sired co-operation may be given.
"Were race differentiation held to it
must increase cfVll discord. When the
balance of numbers Is as it is in the
South In America it must tend to
foster obscure preparations for civil
war and rebellion. If statesmen and
citizens face in the contrary direction
I do not say that they will attain im
mediately civil peace, but I am confi
dent that they will be traveling the
only road toward it
"I do not suggest that race does not
greatly affect facilities for combina
tion between humans In healthy
national life,. but race difference is
only one of many schismatic agencies.
The solution of the difficulty involves
discipline for the white man as well
as the black."
Jesse Binga, a colored Chicago
banker offers a reward of $1,000
for the arrest and conviction of
the bomber of his home, December 22.
Mr. Binga might get some information
by interrogating some of the members
of the various "improvement associa
tions^ which have been organized in
a^|tto ttie Church, reaching material -JS Mrs.t H. Roper, 977 Fuller avl.,
at neither -|$e'i Church nor Church\
SINISTER SAY JAMAICANS
Public opinion in Jamaica is grow
ing stronger against the suggestion
that Jamaica should be annexed for
commercial and political purposes to
Canada. The author of the sugges
tion, John Crowe, a Newfoundland
millionaire, is. referred %p in an ar
ticle in the Kingston Gleaner as fol
"Mr. Crowe's object is not the im
provement of local conditions and the
strengthening ^of_ our producers, a
most important matter, but some per
nicious political change, to be brought
about for^ a" purpose inimical to
truei Welfare of M& island."
,V6l the 900,000 inhabitants of Ja
maica, only 1^000 or 20,0(10 are whites.
The'885,000 colored Jamaicans would
do well to keep their weather eye
openthere may be some jimcrow
scheme in the Canada wood pile.
THE ONLY 80LUTION.
Recently at the Church of England
Congress at Southampton, Sir Sidney
Olivier, who was governor of Jamaica
from 1807 to the end .of 1912, put tor
ward the claim that no solution of the
American color question was possible
except by a resolute disclaimer of the
color line and the race differention
Sir Sidney Olivier certainly knows
what he is talking about. In thein
Island of Jamaica, 'where he was gov
ernor for five years, there are about
800,000 colored people and only 20,000
whites and yet there is absolutely no
friction between the races. Jamaica
is a British colony and the govern
ment is just. Colored men enjoy ev
ery civil and political right which
white men have and there is no color
Among other things Sir Sidney said:
"My study and comparison of con
ditions in the United States and the
West Indies." he said, "has brought
me to that conclusion. American and
colonial politicians and public men
are not Exeter Hall abolitionists nor
evangelical Christian missionaries. I
do not expect them to adopt the meth
ods of missionaries, nor do I sympa
thize with all:their programmes. But
it cannot be Ignored v^at it happened
that the faiths of the luoa who "laid
the foundations for the peaceful de
velopment of the mixed community in
were democratic and human
itarian and, above all, uncompromis
Mrs. Edith Kermit Roosevelt, widow
of Theodore Roosevelt, 4s- president of
the association of gold star mothers
and fathers organized in New York
to oppose te return of bodies of
American sohiiers^ killed in France.
THE APPEAR believes that the
colored people'should oppose the re
turn of' the bodies of colored soldiers
who Were killed in France fighting for
to the U. S. A. This
country is no place for a colored man
when alive if he believes in democracy
and certainly the relatives of those
who were killed should be proud of
the fact that they are buried in free
soil and their remains rest in peace.
Some colored men, particularly the
jimcrowists, are throwing up their hats
and shouting for..different Republicans
who "have been mentioned*' for the
Presidental nomination. The sane
way would be to stop, look ind listen.
It will be time enough to shout when
some candidate' comes out boldly and
announces that he will, if elected,
recommend the enforcement of the
Fifteenth Amendment and use his in
fluence with Congress to see that it is
enforced, and alsa to endeavor to se
cure the repeal of .all jimcrow laws
and the abolition of all ..segregation
regulations. That's the" kind of man
to shout for. t"
That's the Way to De It.
The colored citizens of Dover, Ohio,
refused to send their children to a
"jim-crow" school, so the school board
was therefore compelled to abandon it
That's toe^ay to fight,jim-orowiBm.
chibs can suc^sfully jreach and with- (Miss Hobbs is confined to
out bias, placing that material in the
homHattie by illness
hands of the! Churches for spiritual) -Do you wish to learn French? For
terms, Tel. Dale 857 or Dale 8246.
Mrs. T. H. Xyles who has been on
the sick list is again able, to-be out. 7
Mr. Dan La Faucetti, after quite a
sojourn in Canada, is again in the
Mr. W. Echols, 483 Thomas St. is
able to be out after a two weeks ill
Don't wait until.it begins to sprinkle
before starting to lay in something
for a rainy day.
Atty. W. T. Francis was a busir
ness visitor at Superior, Wis., oh
Thursday of this week.
Mr. Tracy Young, employee \)f
Northern^ Pacific, was taken to the
railway hospital at Brainerd this
week for treatment.
The Ladies' Aid society of Pilgrim
Baptist church met on Thursday
afternoon with Mrs/ J. B. Johnson,
863 Woodbridge St.
The Maids and Matrons club of
the Twin Cities held its regular meet
ing on Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. Beatrice Terry.
Ex/'President- Wv H. Tatt will de
liver an address at the Auditorium
Wednesday at 5 o'clock P. M.
The public is invited.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roberts, 978
St. Anthony Ave., entertained a few
friends at their home on Thursday
evening of this week.
Mr. Theo. Charleston formerly of
St. Paul, now residing in Glasgow,
Mont., is confined to his home with a
severe case of grippe.
When you wish to write a letter
home, you can get paper and en
velopes FREE at the "Gentlemen's
Resort," cor. St. Anthony and Kent.
PIONEER LODGE NO. 1, F. AND* A
M. meets first and third Monday in eacu
month at Union Hall, corner of Aurora
and Kent streets, at 8:00 p. m. J.
pilliBKham, W. M.. W. S. Archer,
S*ey, 493 Carroll Ave.
The Civic and Welfare League has
been recently organized with Mr.
Evan Anderson as president, of its
objects and aims more will be said
Mr. Charles Williams, 639 W. Cen
tral Ave. left Tuesday for Birming
ham, Ala., to visit his mother and
father. Mr. Wiliams will be gone
about six weeks.
During the month of January at
the city hospital there were 58 births,
84 deaths, 672 discharged and- 669
remaining. There was a total of 849
admitted for treatment.
Mrs. Cora Hall who was at the
hospital for an operation has been
discharged and is at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Lucy French, 178 E.
10th street, convalescent.
Don't wait to buy your groceries
on Sunday as you may not be able
to get them. The authorities are ar
ranging to enforce the law against
selling groceries on Sunday.
HOUSEHOLD OP RUTH NO. 553, G.
u. O. of O. P., meets the third Monday
in each month at Union Hall, corner of
Aurora and Kent streets at 8:00 P.
Mrs. Clementine Shane, M. N. G. Mrs
Carrie E. Lindsay, W. R., 918 Wood
The ladies who desire anything in
the line of hair work will do well to
call on Mrs. Lizzie Talbert-Allen, No.
119 Douglass street, upstairs. Prices
reasonable and satisfaction guaran
Bear in mind, that tickets for Col.
Attis B. Duncan's lecture at Pilgrim
Baptist Church, Feb. 23 may be pur
chased of the office of the N. A. A. C,
room 206 Court Block, 24 E. 4th
An Industrial Club has been opened
at 4555 Champlain avenue, Chicago,
111., for the benefit of YOUNG BUSI-
NESS WOMEN, along all branches.
Homelike rooms with conveniences
at very reasonable rates, within their
reach. Moral atmosphere and safe
A help to any honest girl who wishes
to earn her own ilving.
Mrs. Melissa Ann Elam.
Tel. Drexel 7604.
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W. T. Thurston
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Corner K%nt St. and Aurora Ave.
Wednesday Eve. Feb.1 1
A Prize For Most Handsome Ladies Costume
A Prize For Most Comical Gents Costume
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THURSDAY EVE., FEB. 12
To the first of a series of
No expense or pains will be spared to make
this the greatest event of the season. Ames
106, and our Minneapolis-friends are invited
to be present. $5 in gold will be awarded to
best waltzers. Good music and refreshments.
GENERAL COMMITT EE
L. C. Jackson, Chairman
T. J. Franklin
D. La Faucette
"HUMAN NATURE'S FOULEST BLOT."
My car is pained
My soul is sick with every day's report
Of wrong: and outrage, with which earth is filled
There is nofleshin 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.
Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys*
"Fis human nature's broadest foulest blot.
A. J. Todd
J. R. Anderson
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