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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1921.
ANTI-LYNCHING BILL APPROVED!
The Dyer Anti-lynching Bill re
ported favorably in the House of Rep
resentatives at Washington Thurs
day provides that the county in
which the outrage takes place shall
pay $10,000 to the family of the vic
Representative Dyer of St. Louis,
author of the bill, gave notice he will
press for early enactment.
The bill defines a lynching mob or
riotous assembly as constituting "five
more persons acting in concert to
deprive a prisoner of life without au
thority of law."
States or governmental subdivi
sions failing to protect a person
against such act shall be held to ha've
denied the person of his guaranteed
protection under the federal Consti
State, county or municipal officers
failing to make all reasonable efforts
to protect against a lynch mob or in
failing to arrest and prosecute mem
bers of such a mob shall be tried
in federal district courts on felony
charges, and on conviction be subject
to imprisonment not exceeding five
years or a fine of $5,000, or both.
Persons participating in the lynch
ing mob are liable to imprisonment
for five years.
That the strenuous activities of
the N. A. A. C. P. had much to do
with this favorable consideration
there is no doubt.
"THE SCOUNDREL'S LAST
In "Letters From the People," a
department of a Chicago daily, un
der the above caption, we find a com
munication that strikes a responsive
chord so that we take pleasure in
Sir: Reading the letter of George
Steffens commenting on Judge Da
vid's denunciation of the Ku Klux
Klan, I am more than ever convinced
of the truth of Dr. Johnson's epigram,
"The last refuge of a scoundrel is
patriotism." The cant, "I am 100 per
cent American," must surely disgust
right-thinking men and women today.
Every assault during the last seven
years on the liberty of the press, free
speech and peaceful assembly has
been made in the name of a pseudo
I am an American, a believer in
the free republican institutions of
this land of ours, and I further be
lieve the principles upon which this
government .'is founded should he
maintained against the assaults of
all, especially'against those who, like
rodents in the dark, seek to eat away
and undermine the very foundations
of justice and liberty. It matters not
that they come under cover of high
flown phrases or that they attempt
to carry out their vile program be
hind the fluttering folds of the flag
they contaminate and degrade by
It seems as though a long-suffering
public should rise in its wrath and
smash those who seek to destroy this
republic. At least, we ought to strip
the mask of patriotism from them
and leave them exposed and naked
in their horridness and treachery to
everything for which the spirit of '76,
1812 and 1861 stands.
ANNA 51. HIGGINS.
"PEARL GOOD" A MISN'OMER.
That, "there is nothing in a name,"
has been decidedly verified in Port
land, Ore. Pretty, blue-eyed Pearl
Good, aged seventeen years, has con
fessed to having committed forty-six
burglaries. Her plunder consists of
money, jewelry, clothing, toilet arti
cles, etc. She is one of a family of
eight children, is average in dress,
manner and speech, and is not at all
"hard boiled" though evidently a bad
egg. In nearly every one of her rob
beries entry was made by means of a
latchkey, and the fair "lady Raffles"
says the average housewife leaves
her doorkey "hidden" in places most
easily discovered by the housebreaker.
This rare Pearl evidently saw some
of the film pictures of that great
artist, Pearl White, and emulated her
A SHAFT OF JEFF DAVIS.
It will be recaled that- Louisville,
Kentucky never yielded allegiance to
the illegal Confederate government
and yet the Daughters of the Confed
eracy have selected that city as the
site for a monument 351 feet high to
the memory of Jefferson Davis.
Davis was in no sense a great
statesman, simply a clever politician,
but as an ardent advocate of the Con
federacy whose capstone was slavery,
he typifies a doctrine which cost our
country a million lives,and a billion
The monument will serve no useful
purpose as the cause it glorifies is
dead. The Daughters of the Confed
eracy ought to devote the money they
will spend on the Davis shaft to aid
ing the veterans who fought to'pre
serve our liberties ,rather* than waste
it on a memorial to the man whose
life was given to the destruction of
his native land.
WERE THE CARDS STACKED?
Twenty-three years ago the United
States occupied the Philippine Islands,
promising independence for the Fili
pinos in about twenty years or as
soon as the natives were "qualified for
Shortly after coming into power the
present Republican administration
sent a mission' consisting of Gen.
Leonard Wood and W. Cameron
Forbes to investigate present condi
tions and the report just made, which
will not reach Washington for five or
six weeks, recommends that the Unit
ed States must keep the islands.
Two months ago, long before the
investigation had been completed, Gen.
Wood was nominated for governor.
Did Uncle Sam stack the cards on
the liberty-loving Filipinos?
A MISGUIDED MOVEMENT!
THE APPEAL has noticed in sev
eral papers the organization of the
THE SIN OF SILENCE
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro-
test. Had no voice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs of
many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
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THE C. REISS COALCO
Federal Employes' League composed
of colored federal employes, which we
believe is a great mistake and will
only serve to increase the segregation
now practiced in Washington.
There is already a Federal Em
ployes' Union in which no color line
is drawn and to which federal em
ployes of all races, creeds and colors
are admitted, so the formation of a
segregated organization is not only
not necessary but positively danger
It is not surprising that Perry W.
Howard is the president of the or
ganization. The article refers to him
as a Special Assistant Attorney Gen
eral, which he is .not. Mr. Howard is
Special Assistant TO the Attorney
General which is quite a different
thing. It is a segregated place.
How the men who have gone into
this organization can hope to eradi
cate segregation by segregating them
selves is not clear. The colored fed
eral employes should become mem
bers of the union which is open to
all and work in harmony with their
brother employes of various races,
creeds and colors.
Men and women, do not segregate
NOT A LEADER IN THOUGHT.
Bearing a Tuskegee date line, an
excerpt from the London (England)
Times is going the rounds of the
press, lauding the head of Tuskegee
Institute and it says among other
things: "Dr. Moton is the leader of
Negro thought in the U. S." This
statement needs some qualification.
Moton was put in as -head of the
school because the interests which
support it wished him there as a
mouthpiece through which they could
express THEIR thoughts. Emmett J.
Scott was the logical candidate for
the place, but it is said that at the
meeting at which the election took"
place, some one suggested .that Scott
would not be so easy to control -as
Moton. That decided the matter.
THE APPEAL does not under
estimate the strength of Dr. Moton.
He has powerful interests behind him
and he has a large following, but he
is in no sense a great thinker or a
leader in thought. There are thou
sands of colored men who &r% in
every way superior intellectually and
yet are not hampered by some of the
traits he has shown. Specifically, in
the matter of hiss alleged refusal to
protest against the ejection of his
wife from a Pullman sleeper several
years ago, his alleged speeches to the
colored soldiers in France, and his
continual laudation of the South in
his public utterances.
Dr. Moton has recently written a
book called, "Finding a Way Out,"
but as a reviewer said, he seemed to
be "getting in deeper." Although
written in grammatical English, there
are no "high lights" and certainly no
evidences of great thought or literary
To the most casual observer, "Ma-
jor" Moton is not a leader in thought,
but a follower, who not only thinks,
but says that which pleases the
South, and as a reward the South
gives him not justice for the people
he is picked to represent, but a pat
on the back as a "good negro."
TROUBLE WITH TH E SOUTH.
In an article in the Smart Set Mr.
H. L. Mencken, a Southern man, says,
that the South is still suffering from
the debacle of fifty-six years ago. He
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GARFIEL 5341 8 5 E 4th GARFIEL 5341
The following from the Richmond
Planet upholds THE APPEAL'S con
tention and says truly that the policy
will serve to "fan the flames of race
Hon. Charles R. Forbes of Seattle,
Washington, who was recentlv
Dointed Director of the United Sta
Vpterans' Burpau, has seen fit to an-!
Josenh, Mo., "Snecial Expert" in this
department to look after the inter
ests of colored ex-service men. This
is a fitting recognition of one of our
ablest leaders. Nevertheless, it em
phasizes the drawiner of the color line
aeainst which the far-seeing leaders
of the colored people in this country
have protested without seeming effect.
Under this ruling, it may soon be
ejected that Irish-American citizens
will be appointed only with tl?e under
standing that they shall look after
the Irishman's interests. Hebrews
will look after those affairs, which
affect the Jews. Indians will be ap
pointed to look after the interests of
the Indians, the Germans to look after
the Germans. Italians to look after
the interests of the Italians, and so
Dr. Crossland gave an only son to
the cause in Europe and as a result,
he is confined in his operations to the
race with which his son was identi
fied. We understand now, that col
lored men wijl hold offices all right,
butMhese offices will be confined to
work amongst the colored people ex
clusively. This will fan the flames of
race prejudiqe rather than stamp out
the crowning infamy of this age.
Financially, we may be benefited, but
as a matter f fundamental princi
ple, we are needlessly humiliated and
our progress in the direction of full
American citizenship and its attend
ant privileges checked for many years
(From the Chicago Whip.)
Dr. J. R. Crossland of St. Joseph,
Mo., has been appointed to handle the
claims of the black veterans of the
late World Wa*. The claims of the
black soldiers are the same as thoge
of the white and Dr. Crossland has
really accepted a Jim Crow job.
Perry Howard, another prominent
"Uncle Tom" politician, also accepted
a Jim Crow job. As long as we take
these political .handouts, as long as
our "leaders" are too hungry to re
fuse them, of course they will fee ten
dered our race.
(APPEAL Editorial Sept. 3, 1921.")
THE APPEAL is sorry to note that
the color line has been drawn in the
new Veterans' Bureau by the organ
ization of a "Colored Division" and
the appointment of Dr. J. R. A. Cross
land as its head.
Crossland lost a son who fell "fight
be given a segregated bureau. It is
also said that he was an effective
speaker in the last campaign, in
which it was given out that the Re
publican party would abolish segre-.
gation in the departments at Wash^
ington. If these things are true
Crossland deserves better treatment
at the hands, of the victors, and he
also should have refused the appoint
ment as,undemocratic and demanded
the same treatment as it given to
other groups of American citizens.
One Lasker, a Jew, was made head
of the U. S. Shipping Board. Repre
sentatives of other racial groups have
been given places, but not in segre
gated bureaus. No President of the
United States would dare offer a Jew
a place as the head of a segregated
Jewish bureau,., iThere is no such
place and never will be. Only color
ed people are segregated by this al
1 "That debacle almost obliterated i
civilization in the whole region, and}
so the surviving Confederates took to Mr. and Mrs. A. Jackson Celebrate the
sentimentalizing* the civilization that
had collapsed' and departed. That
sentimentalization, in the end, became
a sort of sacred duty, a benevolent
mania, a furious -and unintelligible
cult, and the Southerner himself a
walking sarcophagus of dead ideas.
The result was that human
thought in the whole region was re
duced to a mere poll-parroting of for
mulae. The Southerner became the
most indiotic patriot ever heard of in
terrestrial ffistory. Everything South
ern took on sacrosanctity in his eyes,
from the swinish politics of the job
.seekers who herded the cracker and
Confederate" veteran vote to the bar
baric theology of the Methodist and
Baptist dervishes, and from the pious
nonsense of the roving Prohibitionists,
free-silver fanatics and generalized
chautauquans to the revolting inde
?encies of the Southern cotton-mill
owners. All conceivable human prob
lems were precipitated into platitudes.
To question these platitudes became
downright dangerous to life and
mg tor democracy" in France, and it napkin holderMr. and Mrs. Janies
is a poor reward for the father to|
Some people may 4 hink that the
"specdal". appointments which have
the campaign and iwas colored men are
to have appoinotments let them be
on a level with those given to other
groups of American citizens.
Better no places all thai those %fiJ& Tife^T
which lower the status of the race'Jo^^
and automatically make their holders
25th Anniversary of Their
The most recherche social function
of last week was the celebration of
the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jackson at
their beautiful home, 1106 East 28th
at., Friday evening, Oct. 14.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were married
Indianapolis, Ind., a quarter of a
century" ago and although ihey have
no children their home life is very
to Paul in 1902
fr they for three years
and then they came to Minneapolis
where they have residetheir
and have many friends.f
Wedding," their home which is al
ready handsomely furnished was made
a bower of beauty by profuse decora
tions of autumn leaves, silver tinsel
ornaments, pink roses and crepe paper
carrying out a color scheme of pink
apopinted hour, the house
being filled with guests, Mrs. S
Jones, recently from St. Louis who
presided at the piano, played the wed
ding march and the bride and groom
o twenty-five years ago entered the
parlor attended by Mrs. George W
lavi as bridesmaid and Mr. G*
Hicks as best man.
The wedding ceremony was per
formed by Mrs. Charles H. Miller of
fct. faul, in his usual happy style.
The reception committee comprised
Mesdames John Lucas, J. H. Ander
son, Minnie Hampton, G. G. Hicks,
Annie Coleman and Alice Wood^
Mrs. J. A. Watson received the
guests at the frontlothdoor.
dining table was covered with
a lace cloth through the Zbeautiful
basket of pink roses and ferns formed
an appropriate centerpiece
Mrs. J. T. Hughes and Miss Louise
Ooleman served the punch.
Misses Dorothy Hicks and Alma
favors consisting of
artificial leaves of silver, bronze and
Delicious refreshments were served
and all had a joyous time until a late
hour when the guests departed wish
ing the happy couple many more
happy returns of the day.
The celebrants were the recipients
ol numerous beautiful and useful
presents which tesiified, mutely, to the
high esteem in which they are held by
their friends, as shown in the follow
Large silver filagreed sandwich
serverFred Washington, St. Paul.
Handsome silver extension hot dish
stand, accompanied by a beautiful
card bearing the following verse:
What shall we say to you this glad
When you turn away from the world's
To dream of the future and dream of
But just that the joy of your dreams
And wherever you go and whatever
May the good Lord bless and keep
Messrs. and Mesdames Collins, Sr.,
J. E. Roberts, J. D. Smith, W. B.
Williams Mesdames Mary Grimes,
V. Mack, M. A. Fields, C. Hayden.
Satin damask tablecloth and nap-
kinsThe S. S. W. Club and Friends:
Messrs. and Mesdames John Lucas,
W J. Grimes, W. E. Stovall, Ran
dolph Workcuff, C. H. Robinson, Wm.
Walker, C. W. Bell, J. B. Glover, B.
H. Nelson, John Monroe, John McCoy,
Edward Brown, Marcus Harris, Wm.
Moden, Richard Shane, St. Paul Her
man Simpson, Fred Abbey, Harry
Pauley, Courtney Torell, W. H. Mar
tin, Luther Abbey, Lewis Mason, C.
A. Williams, James Eddings, J. H.
Maxwell, J. R. Collins, J. W. Collins,
C. L. Seames, W. H. Graham, Wil
liam White, G. C. Mason, H. F.
Philips, R. B. Moulden Revs, and
Mesdames T. B. Stovall, J. J. Evans
Atty. and Mrs. B. S. Smith Mes
dames Effie Posie, G. D. Smith, J. W.
Hames, Clara Duncan, Belle Dotsin
Miss Mamie Steele Mr. Thos. Stovall.
Silver open work cake plateMr.
and Mrs. G. W. Davis. i
Large silver fruit standMr. and
Mrs. G. G. Hicks.
Handled silver fruit basketMiss
Silver carving setMr. and Mrs.
Alex. Jackson, Evansville, Ind.
Silver fruit bowlMr. and Mrs. I.
W. Parks, Chicago, 111.
Handled silver bread trayMr. and
Mrs. Walter Boyer, Indianapolis, Ind.
Half dozen silver salad forks and
Silver cold meat forkMr. and
Mrs. George Hyatt, Duluth, Minn.
Half dozen silver teaspoonsMr.
and Mrs. D. M. Gillman.
Half dozen silver ice cream spoons
Mrs. Sadie Sample, Chicago, 111.
Set silver after-dinner coffee spoons
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Waters Miss
Silver gravy ladleMr. B. Farrer.
Electric boudoir lampMr. and
Mrs. I. S. Bogie.
Handled silver flower vaseSt. Pe
ter A. M. E. church, choir and friends:
Messrs. and Mesdames O. C. Upte
grove, M. Charmon, J. H. Gray, Wm.
Smith, Jas. Burke, F. D. Parkenson
Mesdames C. Brown, Frances Pierre
Misses E. Masson, H. Wilson, Mr. E.
Silver cold meat forkMr. and
Mrs. W. Hart, Xenia, Ohio.
Silver syrup jug, salt and pepper
cruetsMessrs. and Mesdames C. H.
Miller, T. E. Franklin, Wm.Pettet,
George Hoage, Saml. Hatcher, T. R.
Morgan, J. W. Blair Mesdames ^Re-
becca Moker, Marcilla Vallie, St. Paul.
Magnificent 4-piece silver, gold
defenders of sepegatioo. g^-^jg/ (Continued on Fourth Page)
tea set and fila--
been hand*** v *i. ,dames J..H. Anderson, T. B. Carey,
been handed out by the present Be- N. C. Stone and daughter, N. Boswell
publican administration are forward .C. Mason,, E.. Dearing,. N. Kinslow, J.
movements, but they are really nails
in the coffin of democracy and are
dangerous to the, social and political
status of the colored people.
The Administration ought to cut
out these "special" job* eliminate
segregation which promised in
Gibbs, Jr. Gibbs Allison J. W
Parkenson, Singer, W. Cratic and
mother, C. H. Robinson, C. Q. King,
W. Helms, J. Hudson, R. Glenn, G. W.
Hall, C. McCullough, R. A Van Hook,
H. Mitchell, A. Moss, H. Moss, M. O.
Cannon, Miles Cannon, J. Newcomb,
J. Z. Johnson, B. Cabell, T. Jones, W.
Carroll, N. J. Wright, G. Butler, A.
G. Johnston, J. E. Stewart, G. Simms,
F. Logan, J. Carey, J. B. Elliott, J.
W. Scott, R. M. Mann, O. A. Law
rence, G. Barnett, G. Bryant, Z. A.
Pope, F. L. Britton, J. S. Wright, H.
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