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AN AMERICAN NEWSPAPER ISSUED WBEKLT J. .ADAMS, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER 8T. PAUL OFFICE No. 301-2 Court Block, 24 E. 4th S. 4*. ADAMS. HuugO. PHONE: N. W. CEDAR 5649. No. MINNEAPOLIS OFFICE 2812 Tenth Avenue *ont J. IV. SELLERS. Manager. Entered at the Pontoffice In St. Paul. Minnesota, as aecond-elam mall matter, June 6, 1885, under Act of CongrreM, March 3. 1870. TERMS, STRICTLY IN ADYANGE: SINGLE COPY, one year $2.00 SINGLE COPY, alx month* 1.00 SINGLE COPY, three month* BO Remittances should be mad* by Expres* Money Order, Post Office Money Order, Registered Lettei or Bank Draft. Postage stamps will be received the same as cash for the fractional parts of a dollar. Only one cent and two cent stamps taken. ftllver should never be sent through the mail. It Is alm sure to wear a hole through the envelope and be lost, or else it may be stolen. Persoas who send silver to us in letters do so at their own risk. Marriage and death notices 10 lines or less $1. 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John Stuart Mill. SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1919. The war department has anbows nounced that the 370th infantry (the old 8th Illinois) has been assigned for early convoy. In the voting on the "Dry" amendment in the Illinois legislature the deciding vote was cast by Representative A. H. Roberts, a colored man. The Women's Christian Temperance Union has issued an appeal to women who hold jobs formerly filled by men to give them up to returning soldiers. At-the recent meeting in Chicago, the Republican National Committee recognized the Walter Cohen faction and seated its candidate, Emil Kuntz, as a member of the committee. The "Firewomen" are still making demonstrations before the White House. Fires are started with oil soaked wood in which are burned speeches of 'President Wilson on "Freedom and Democracy." The National Colored Congress made the mistake of attempting to send eleven representatives to Paris. The number ought to be cut down to three or five. Five strong men selected on account of their ability and manliness would accomplish more than eleven sent simply because they are "nice" people. Good men and strong are needed. THE REPRESENTATIVES IN FRANCE. There has been some misconception as to the functions of the representatives elected by the National Colored Congress which met in Washington in December, to go to France and present the case of the colored American to the world, during the sessions of the Peace Congress. These people have no official status whatever, and no one connected with the congress has, so far as we know, made any such claim, certainly the convention at its meeting did not. They are not in any sense "delegates" and have no such standing. They can not attend the meetings of .*-wr-^ 5^^r"^-^B*iR5SS*!r^4f^--^'# -U*^W^' L^ lirV-S-^a*^'* THE APPEAL MA N WHO SEGREGATES HIMSELF IS NOT A TRUE AMERICANRoosevelt. the Peace Conference. That ought to be clear to everyone who is at all well informed about the questions of the day. As THE APPEAL understands the matter, the representatives are to go to France and use their moral influence to aid in the abolition of the color line in all the world. Necessarily they must work through the delegates of the United States and other nations which have regularly accredited delegates. That is all that they can do. The congress understood that and the representatives understand their limitations. However, the representatives may possibly be able to do some very effective work. They may tell the world of the utterly undemocratic treatment of the colored people in the U. S. A., and they may add their voice, even if it is a feeble one, to the general demand of the Colored World for the abolition of all discriminations based on color, creed or sex, and may really aid in the realization of liberty, fraternity and equality for all men. Just what the proposed "League of Nations" will be no man knows no one knows just how far it will interfere with the internal questions the of the various nations, but with Japan, one of the great powers, and China, Haiti, and Liberia, all colored nations, and with Brazil and other countries with large colored populations, and India and South Africa represented, certain broad principles against color autocracy may be laid down. Who knows? The American colored representatives can not hope to get seats at the peace table, or even enter the conference, but they can stay outsidework. and LOBBY FOR LIBERTY. ROOSEVELTAMERICAN. Theodore Roosevelt, former president of the United States, universally considered as "the most typical Amer* ican, is dead and the civilized world in homage. So many things have been written, so many tributes have been paid to the greatest man the country has produced since Lincoln that there is little left for the editor of a weekly newspaper to say. There is one point which ought to be especially emphasized and that is Roosevelt's intense, robust Americanism. He had little respect for the man, whether American or foreign, who sought to segregate himself from his fellow citizens. The following paragraphs are from his last public plea "for Americanism, which we publish in full in another column and which should be read and taken to heart by every one who claims to be an American: "It is an outrage to discriminate against any man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American. "If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't l^^P'^^^^^^^^ New York, Jan. 6.A plea for continuation of the fight for American- ism was Col. Roosevelt's last message to the American people. It was read last night at an all-American benefit concert in the Hippodrome by Henry C. Quimby of the American Defense Society, who voiced the ColoneFs re- gret at his inability to be present in person because of illness. He wrote: "I cannot be with you and so all I can do is to wish you God- speed. There must be no sagging back in the fight for American- ism merely because the war is over. "There are plenty of persons who have already made the as- sertion that they believe the American people have a short memory and that they intend to revive all the foreign associations which most directly interfere with the complete Americanization of our people. Our principle in this matter should be absolutely simple. "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. "If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American. There can be no divided alliance at all. "We have room for but one flag, the American flag and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the cru- cible turns our people out as Americans of American nationality and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house and we have room for but one soul loyalty and that is loyalty to the American people." THE MAN WHO DARES I honor the man who in the conscientious 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 growcold, 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. doing his part as an American. There can be no divided alliance at all." ETERNAL VIGILANCE. The meeting of the Colored Liberty Congress at Washington, D. C, recently, brings to mind the old adage, "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty." Many people seem to have forgotten this old and trite saying. The colored people who are not only surrounded by enemies who are trying to undo them and filch from them their rights as Americans, should remember that there is afar more sinister and unprincipled foe within. It is the foe within which is more dangerous than the foe without, whose moves are usually open and above board. On the contrary the foe within is a rank coward, a lickspittle and a sneak, and often spreads his poison when no one of the race is near. A large number of the "negroes' as they almost invariably call them selves, who solicit money for segregated schools and other institutions are traitors of the deepest dye. Ad mitted, grinning, to the private office of some white philanthropist, in order to reach his pocket-book, they belittle the colored people and tell him that race favors segregation. For every dollar they collect a thousand dollars* worth of harm is done. It is well for colored men and women to meet publicly often and protest against the many wrongs they are forced to endure, and give the lie to the vermin who do so much to injure the race. And while watching the enemy without and protesting against discriminations, keep an eye on the enemy within and denounce his nefarious Remember, "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty." A JIMCROW BISHOP. Some reverend colored man was recently made a suffragan bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church. A suffragan is simply an assistant bishop and he can only assist the presiding bishop of the diocese by doing what he is ordered to do, and in this particular case, only among the particular class of people he is ordered to serve. Thus he is a segregated rubber stamp who must follow the whims and caprices of his master, the white bishop, and he has no vote in the convention. For many years some jimcrow Episcopal ministers have endeavored to have a jimcrow bishop appointed. The intelligent colored people were opposed to it and protested to the General Convention of the Church against the infamy of a color line in the church of God. The plan was thwarted for a while, but when a Jimorow "negro" makes up hte mind to do something which will lower himself and his race in the eyes of the public, he can invariably count on the assistance of his white friends who will go the limit to aid him. Finally the jimcrow won and it was decided that jimcrowism was the proper thing. One of the Jobs was offered to Rev. James S. Rus- nt ADDRESS TO THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD ADOPTED BY TH E NATIONAL COLORED CONGRESS FOR WORLD DE- I MOCRACY UNDER TH E AUSPICES OF TH E NATIONAL EQUAL RIGHTS LEAGUE AT WASHINGTON, D.- C. DEC. T8, T9*18. Colored America, through delegates assembled from 37 of the United States of America, sore and bleeding with persecution because of race and color, hails with hope peace with victory, for the motto on the banners of the armies of the victors was "Away with tyranny and its injustice every- where." Speaking for 12,000,000 Colored Americans, the National Colored Representative Assembly for World Democracy under the auspices of the National Equal Rights League congratulate their fellow Countrymen and their government on being the instrument by which the God of righteousness turned the tide of battle for the forces of liberty. War Put On World Basis As To The Results. Two hemispheres and the islands of two oceans furnishedLwithout regard to race or color the armies of this bloody and terrible war. Shameful it would be if its close did not mark anew humane era. To the President of our Republic, Commander-in-Chief of our army and navy it was given to name the principles on which the winners fought this war. and its purpose By his declaration, accepted by France, Britain and the rest openly before the human race, the principles and the aim of this war were put upon a world basis. Secondly these principles and aims were for the wiping out of autoc- racy, inhumanity and injustice, and for the establishment of world justice world humanity and world democracy. Wrongs To Individual On World Basis For Redress. With the ushering in of the new year, 1919, the nations of the world are assembled to settle the terms of peace for the world, for the establishment everywhere of the principles for which this world war was waged by the forces of democracy. Therefore every denial or violation of justice, humanity and democracy has become a matter12 000 ove W? i^? sh ?afu W YSSS ta thp^ ,iiwtS human being of worltd democracy FOR CORRECTION ANwithout ABROGATION ON A loyal citizens a traitor, HenceL Colored America, which furnished 400,000 brave soldiers for this allied world for justice and Democracy in the peace settlement. i els f. ?^i^ nyWhe lynchin SJt for which the war was fought. 5 em Utterly Undemocratic Treatment Of Colored People of U. S. A. Citizens by law of the United States of America, the famous Republic of the West, we first appeal to the civilized world for the discontinuance of all race or class discrimination in the world peace settlement At this supreme moment in the cause of universal humanity, when wrongs to man should be banished, we must call world attention to the utterly undemo- cratic conditions under which every person of color is forced to live in this country. Because of race autocracy, our color in the Nation's Capital de- prives us of every civil right except in public carriers and subjects us tomilitary rejection or to the restriction of the Ghetto as employees of the federal government. Otherwise our color in parts the country deprives us of every civil, political, social and judicial right subjects us to obloquy imposition, deprivations, injustices, cruelties, atrocities,that Cnri8tendom.many eSelf-determination ou ^o^** the* Segregatioof in public carriers dis th fo worledi 1 11 pttio War lLflCr PnSSf 7 rl PSACKIT^M%^^\1^EVE^Ythe her thi _/! W1*h0u S" era" 0T I ne between HJtZZ of aT? embraci William M. Trotter, Mass., Chairman Rev. P. C. James, N. J. Dr. W. T. Coleman, Md. Rev. M. L. Johnson, Ark G. W. Goode, Va. Rev. W. L. Gibbons, Miss. Atty. L. A. H. Caldwell, Ind. Rev. J. U. King, Del. Mrs. Ida Wells Barnett, 111. Dr. F. A*. Walker, La. Dr. A. Porter Davis, Kan. Rev. W. D. Carter, Wash. State. Dr. C. S. Long, Fla. R. W. Westberry, S. J. W. Ross, Minn. I8N'T IT AMU8INQT worse in degree tha S are essentially violations of world democracn material and appalling human losses of this world Fort Darker Nations, right S wihou S -JSff without result for good, we appeal to the pea^e conclave darker nat?ons an ernU a sen discrimination to all of the race.petitioners to the assembly of the repre- The Appeal Sente By Race Petitionersr For Universal Abolition Of Color Proscription. nrU abolition of autocracy of race meeting to make good the promise of the against Colored persons everywhere, and to appeaS to this world Court for Hvir S-T A N N tw Detwee the forces and of democracy THE COMMITTEE ON ADDRESS. sell of Virginia, but he declined to be a segregated bishop. Some papers are boasting about the matter but it is nothing to be proud of. The heads of the church who have demonstrated that they have no right to be called Christian and theclass man who accepted the place ought to hang their heads in shame. The Alabama Methodist Conference at Mobile, Alabama, has called on President Wilson to summon an International conference to investigate the condition of the Jews in the nations of Europe and to take steps to stop age long persecution. Right there at home in Alabama pogroms are in evidence at almost any time. Hundreds of innocent colored men hare been tortured, burned at the stake or mob murdered in some other way, but the hypocritical Methodists have not been able to see those atrocities, or having seen them, history does not record thatobservation they have ever made protests. Raising their eyes high above the outrages committed by alleged Christians on real Christians in Alabama, the psalm singers have the nerve to look 4,000 miles across the sea andthey protest against persecutions in other lands. The Southern Caucasian Christian is a queer bird. EXTINCTION OF THE HYPHEN. A suggestion has been made in the Mall Bag which the Dispatch and Pioneer Press wish to extend to its limit and then unqualifiedly approve. It applies to the absolute abolishment of the hyphen, in Its racial sense, henceforward and forever. If the war has done anything, it hasin made us all Americans, 100 per cent test. It has left the hyphen extinct. Hereafter there is, in our Americanism, no room for dilution or limitation. The new order of things includes all possible combinations of hyphenism and is not limited to themeasures nationalities over which we have scored a victory in the name of liberty. It takes in friend and foe alike. A man can be no more an AngloAmerican^or a Franco-American than a German-American. In our patriotic lexicon there is no hyphen. When a man is born an American or becomes one of his free will through the process of law he is at the end and theand ummlt. We amplify this suggestion by our Mail Bag friends and give it our cordial indorsement. The foregoing excerpt from the St. Paul Pioneer-Press has our hearty apnrova! and we beg to add that the Afro ought to be taken out of the Afro-American and the Negro out ofmade the Negro-American. The war for de- ARTICLE OF THE ?f color proscriptionN andOall distinctions based on color' ATI A EEMENT, that world may be remade truly on the basis the liberation of the people of the earth, and theaenjoymentoby will not be the dawninf of new day democ Else There Is No "New Day." of permanent peace after the most terrible and FIGHTING appealsWORLD to the eve rof every hemispheres in a death grapple Bishop G. C. Clements, Ky. Atty. J. D. Ellis, W Va. Rev. C. V. Page, Mo. Rev. Thomas W. Davis, Tenn. Prof. L. Cash, Texas. W. C. Brown, D. C. Dr. H. Singleton, Ga Rev. R. A Whitaker, Okla. Hon. Isaac B. Allen, N. Y. R. B. James, Mich. W. Boyer, Ohio. Bishop S. Caldwell, Penn., Sec. Rev. J. C. McDaniels, N. Y. Rev. H. H. Jackson, N C. Rev. John V. Goodgame, Ala mocracy has been fought and won let us all now be justAMERICANS. Must Judge A Group by Its Best (From the Christian Register, Boston Mass.) No one can be said to know any 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 com* into intimate and sympathetic 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 aspirations 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 oblivious 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 colored race through the mass and bynever merely could know what individual possibilities are demonstrated in growing numbers of the elect, and would be courageously candid with themselves, they would revise their judgments and possibly soften their prejudices. At any rate, they ought to credit to those on whom charge ignorance of the colored race the values that come from knowing how many of that race are the equal of any members of the dominant race in the highest abilities and in the clearest alms. No estimate Is worth much which does not take people at their best. Should Open the Doors to Opportunity (From the Christian Register.) A circular sent out to employers in a large city, calling attention to thefavorite number and quality of young colored men trained in the schools of the city, and asking co-operation and counsel making their services available, brought one reply which though anonymous is significant of an opmion still widely influential. "Kindly send them to Africa, instead of mixing them with us As the expression of an individual desire these two points are of course admissible, but as practicable it is curious that any intelligent person should seriously entertain them. Does any one suppose that the colored population of the United States could be sent to Africa, or that if they were sent they would go? So long as they are here, and have already been mixing for more than a century, and have the rights of citizenship, including the right to die with white men lor their country, is it any reckonable menace to respectability intrinsic leadership to open a few more industrial doors to their proved abilities and usefulness? While we write, a moving-van is unloaded by two white men and one colored man. The colored man is the boss, the white men take his orders. There is not the least trouble about it. There would never be trouble if it were not by people of the temper of the anonymous objector. WALLER AGAINST "NEGRO." Noted Brooklyn Doctor Says It Causes Mental and Physical Segregation. (From Amsterdam News.) Editor Amsterdam News: Sir: I cannot too heartily congratulate you on a recent editorial discouraging the use of ths word "Negro." There is no greater delight enjoyed by the white people of the United States today than ths spreading mss of this unfortunate term. Why? They realise that it Is most potential fastor at work at ths present to bring about both a physical and mental segregation of the people of color. Its use la on the Increase only beeaase our speakers and writers, especially Do Bols and Washington feel that its repetition, ad nauseam, is necessary to retain the good will of the massee. The term "Negro" Is not only abemrdly inaccurate as applied to million* of colored people, bat It Is also alarmingly Injurious, for ths following reasons: a It has never stood historically or In ths present, anywhere In ths world, for anything nobis or uplifting. Most high-grade Africans repudiate it b. In Africa and out of Africa wasthen applied to ths higher types, bat to Guineas, Sudanese and ffisiblans only. e. Its derivatives, "Negrotss*," "Ns pofy." and Its compounds. Nsgrsnsad, Nsgro-ty, Negro-monkey, are an clearly in their associations, dsgredlag. d. Its feminine form, "Negress," Is lastly and correctly mssd to dstns your wife and daughter sad sweetheart, if yon favor ths ass of ths msseulins term. e. It has been the word assd by the Southern whites for two ssntarlss. when formally speaking or writing about an unworthy or criminal man or woman of ths race. f\ when he peaks of ths worthy he Invariably says "colored." f. It is not differentiated ht the mind and thought of ths whites from their and generally mssd (among thsmselves) terms, "Nsgro" and "Nig- ^^^^^^^w^f*^-"%^ WARNIN G! has ceased, but our war work is not done until peace is permanently established, the war bills have been paid, our army is brought back home and demobilized and industry readjusted to normal con- ditions. Hungry nations must be fed and shell-torn cities rebuilt, and the United States must lend the money to do it. Buy War Savings Stamps END AUTOCRACY OF COLOR Asks Editor of THE APPEAL in an Appeal Wired to President Wilson on the Eve of His Departure for Peace Table. Calls Color Line Greater Menace to Permanent World Peace Than Hun Militarism Just Overthrown. Asks President to Aid the Oppressed of All Nations, Races, Colors, Creeds and Sex in Realizing Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. Saint Paul, Minn., Dec. 2, 1918. To the President, White House, Washington, D. C. Sir: Now that the world war is over and autocracy has been doomed, I appeal to you as the representative of the United States at the Peace Table, to demand the abolition of that greater menace to the peace of the world, THE AUTOCRACY OF COLOR. Through the centuries the colored races of the globe have been subjected to the most unjust and inhuman treatment by the so-called white peoples. Every atrocity which the Huns have inflicted on the helpless white peoples of the world during the four years of war now ending, has been suffered by the colored peoples of the world for more than four hundred years. In the recent war the colored races have furnished as many men as theforced white races have supplied, if the labor and fighting units are both counted, and now that victory has been won, it is but just that the color line which has hampered the progress of the colored peoples, should be abolished at once. Not only that, but the oppressed of the white race should be delivered from oppression. Mr. President, I shall endeavor to outline a program which should meet the approval of every believer in world democracy: 1. Home rule for Ireland. 2. Home rule for India. 3. Home rule for all colonies which desire it 4. Self-determination for the people of all countries, in which the people are practically all of one race or narealization tionality and yet dominated and opand pressed by a few of a different race or nationality. 5. The former German colonies to become republics under the protection of the League of Nations. These people are as capable of self-government as the people of Russia, Germany, Turkey, or the Balkan States. THE SIN OF SILENCE 6. The abrogation of the "White Australia" legislation and the acknowledgment of the right of all peoples to acquire citizenship. 7. The repeal by the United States of all anti-oriental immigration laws and the acknowledgment of the right of Japanese and Chinese and Malays to become citizens. 8. The repeal of all United States laws classing certain Indians as noncitizens, all people of American Indian blood to be immediately recognized as American citizens. 9. The repeal of all laws of the United States, or of any state, in which the words colored, African, Afro-American, Negro, Mulatto, Indian, Japanese or Chinese are used for the purpose to making discriminations against the people of any race, nationality, class or creed, and the immediate abrogation of any color line restrictions enwithout warrant of law. 10. The nations comprising the League of Nations to be forbidden to enact any legislation which in any way discriminates against the people of the Caucasian, Mongolian, African, Indian, and Malay races, or against any nationality, religious creed or sex. 11. The free immigration of the people of any one country to any other country having membership in the League to be neither denied nor abridged on account of race, nationality, class, color, creed, or sex. The adoption of the foregoing rules in the Constitution of the League of Nations would not only mean freedom, equality and democracy for all mankind but would be an actual earthly of the Fatherhood ot God the Brotherhood of Man. Trusting Mr. President, that you will as the representative of our great republic, advocate the principles I have enumerated, I am, Very truly yours, JOHN Q. ADAMS, Editor The Appeal. ger." g. As stated by an eminent Japanese diplomat it has an unquestioned inInsnos In cutting us oat from ths thought sympathy and oo-oseratloa of ths millions of colored Africans, Asiatics and Islanders of ths Yonder world. Very truly yours, OWKN M. WALLM. M. D. To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men. The human race has climbed on protest. 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. ^&*^y&y^3&$k*** Not "Nigger"Not "Negro." (From the Washington Bee.) Bishop Wilbur Thirkield, in discussing colored Americans in the Southwestern Christian Advocate, and in his reply to Irvin S. Cobb, says: "The writer means well, but he does not seem to know what the term 'nigger' that has persisted as a relic of slavery and has in it the ettng of liquid fire to every self-respecting Negro must go." Yes, and The Bee asserts that not only the word "nigger" must go, but toe word "Negro." We are American citizens, the same as you, although our skin may be dark. The white ma manufactured both terms and Government legalizes them and colored Americans perpetuate them For God's sake, give both terms a rest. Old Eighth Illinois Gives Flag to French General. A letter received in Chicago from Maj. W. H. Roberts of the Three Hundred and Seventieth infantry the former Eighth Illinois infantry, told of a presentation by the regiment of the American colors to Gen Joseph Marie Vincendon, commanding the Fifty-nine division of the French army, with which the Three Hundred and Seventieth was brigaded. Maj. Roberts is a brother of Col. Thomas A. Roberts, who has commanded the regiment since Col. Franklin A. Denison was invalided home. Members of the regiment have been decorated for valor three times. stse- *&2& Z***** fefe*4

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