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OF THE RACE
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VOIiUME Vll. NUMBER 11.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1914.
ay, Mr. Colored Man, Do You Persistently Advertise Your Business ?
THE NEGRO AND THE WEST
An Entertaining Account of the Recent Trip of the
Grand Master and Other Masonic
Dignitaries to the Far West.
NOTABLE PERSONS AND CITIES VISITED ON THE TOUR
By DR. M. O. RICKETTS, ST. JOSEPH, MO.
Past Grand Master of Masons.
The band gave concerts during the
N season at the public park, and on the
night of t"he closing concert the citi
zens of Douglas presented Mr. Ham
mond a beautiful-' diamond studded
medal as a token of their appreciation
of the pleasure the concerts had given
them. We found iMr. Hammond a
man with advanced Ideas an da work
er as well as a student.. He Is a de
lightful conversationalist and is do
ing his share toward the solution of
a vexatious problem. He has certain
ly raised the tone of army bands and
has won the respect of his superior
officers and of the people of Doug
las. It will doubtless be of some In
terest to the many readers of the Sun
to know that the son of one of Kan
sas City's leading educators is the
leading violinist In the orchestra of
this band, and that Leon Herrlford
is making good as a musician. It
was very pleasing to mo personally
to find Leon popular with his asso
ciates and a general favorite about
the camp. Many of the old men of
the famous Ninth cavalry are refus
ing to reinllst because of the fact tiiat
prejudice is so acute as to make life
unpleasant. Since their coming, how
ever, conditions along this line have
undergone remarkable improvement.
Improvement always follows In the
wake of the Ninth cavalry.
While wewere'.ln .DouglaBS hostili
ties broke out at Nacb", about twenty
nine miles up the line. Our friend
George W. K. Love was always regal
ing us with stories of his prowess as
a member of the Twenty-third Kansas,
which saw service In Cuba. When
lie heard the mutterings of the can
non up at Naco his Impatience to get
Into the fray was pathetic.
Our work being done, the time ar
Tived for us to resume our pilgrimage,
and as good fortune would have it,
the line which we took out of Doug
las went right by Naco. Our friends
came dowji to the station to bid us'
adieu and we were away. When we
reached Naco the train stopped to un
load 250,000 rounds of ammunition -for
the Hill forces, which were holding
the town against the forces of Myto
rena. The platform of the station was.
crowded with troopers who had been
concentrated at this' point to protect
American' interests, and the martial
air of the surroundings was more than
the soldierly soul of George W K Love
could stand and followed by the Grand
Master he hastened to join the sol
diers He had .been there only a few
minutes when the machine gun In the
Mytorena camp on the hillside began
to pop and the balls began to strike
the. station. Mr. Baker and I were
sitting in the car and we heard a ter
rible commotion on the outside, and
"before we were able to ascertain the
cause George W. K. Love, the soldier,
statesman and patriot, came tearing
into the car and crawled under a seat.
He was ghost-like in hts appearance
"Vnd with chattering teeth he told us,
tyhen we tried to reassure him, that
lie was a follower of the doctrine,
"Safety First." The Grand Master,
in Ills masterly retreat, set at naught
the well established law of physics,
that large bodies move slowly, and ox-
plained his haste by telling us that It
was his duty as Grand Master to look
after the craft, and he came in to
Bee that Baker and I were out of
harm's way. It was at Naco that
Trooper Wilson was shot while on
guard duty, and he was placed upon
our train and carried to the hospital
Huachua, Ariz. He was in charge of
sergeant Major Edward. W. Spearman.
Sergeant Spearman is a bright young
man wliose home was formerly in New
York and bo 'proves our statement
that he is bright in that he came to
Missouri to select his wife, having
married a Miss Fannie J. Jones of In
dependence. Wo read with some re
sret, later on, that Trooper Wilson
died of the wound inflicted. When we
Tead of this death we could not help
reflecting on the injustice of the treat
ment of the American Negro orf ac
count of a senseless caste prejudice.
"We saw our men patroling this iron
tier, exposed to all kinds of weather,
and other dangers incident to war,
that the white people might rest se
cure in the enjoyment of life, liberty
and property, and at the same, .time
the children of these very men were
being denied equal educational ad
vantages and their wives nnd daugh
ters were "being denied the courtesies
which are accorded American woman
liood. They aro subjected to the dam
nable Jim-crow cars, separate waiting
roomKana other humiliating influ
ences Incident to travel In that sec
tion of the country, while the peons
of Mexico, hostile to the genius of our
government, dirty, ignorant and un
couth, are permitted every privilege
granted American citizens. Such
things are enough to embitter the
souls of the most loyal and most pat
We arrived at Tucson an hour late
and after transferring from the It. S.
W. to the S. P. depot, we realized that:
"The falcon preys upon the finch,
The finch upon the fly,
And naught will loose the hunger
pinch But death's wild cry."
so we went In search of something to
eat. We found a restaurant owned by
a colored man and here wesocured a
fairly good meal. From here -we start
ed out to. take a look at the city. This
Is a very old city, dating baok one
hundred and fifty years. Here as else
where in Arizona, wo found Mexicans
doing a greater part of the work given
to common laborers. The parks are
beautiful and splendidly kept, which
shows a good bit of civic pride. We
found here quite a colony of Negroes
and among them we found lodges and
churches. We met in the person of
111. Itobt. M. Lawson, Sov. Inspector
Gen. of the Valley of Arizona, a fine
young man who seems full of pluck
and energy, and who seems to be
making good in this city. There seems
to bp no business enterprise among
our people here, and that is easily un
derstood when one stops to consider
that there is little opportunity for
CAPT. N. CLARK,
Who Is bringing a military training
and discipline to Western Univer
sity such as she has never known
them to work and earn Wages. Here
the color of the skin or the texture of
the hair is no sure indication of race
or nationality, ior we find Mexicans
of all shades of complexion. While
Mr, Balder, Love and I Went over to
the home of Mr. Lawson, the Grand
Master went out to look after the com
missary department. Ho found the
cost of high living and the high cost
of living had drawn themselves very
closely together here. Boiled ham was
quoted at fifty-five cents the pound,
nnd other things In proportion. We
did not have the heart to ask him what
he paid for the pie. After an all-night
ride we arrived in Los Angeles about
8 o'clock the next morning, and went
to the Golden West'Hotel arid secured
rooms. Here we told our friend Baker
goodbye, for, on account of his limited
leave of absence from his position as
an employe of the government, ho
found himself under the necessity of
hurrying home. A good bath, shave
and breakfast made us feel like Chris
tians again, and we started out to see
Los Angeles is a remarkable city
and the Hvest w.lre on the American
continent today, and since we are go
ing to have quite a bit to say about
this young giant of the Pacific coast,
perhaps a bit of Us history will not be
out iOf place, August 2, 1709, accom
panied by a small force, and by Fath
er Junlpero Serra, a Franciscan, the
Spanish governor, Porlola, arrived at
what is now the cite of Los Angeles.
In 1781 the city w.as founded and the
settlement was given the name of
Pueblo. In 1790 It had a population of
1D9. One-hundred and ten years later
the county's population Jumped from
170,293 In 1900, to 504,101 in 1910,
while the city alone showed a popula
tion of 320,000. Los Angeles Is at
once the oldest, as well as the young
est city of Importance of the western
world. It was a hundred years reach
ing a population of 10,000. In 1880 the
city was without a sewer system, a
paved street or a street railway line.
In 1890 the flood of eastern Immigra
tion had set in. Wide awake business
men from the east and the middle
west had discovered the faclnatlng
charms and the unlimited possibilities
of Los Angeles and the population in
creased by leaps and bounds. Sky
scraper after skyscraper has reared
its head Into the soft sunshine and
balmy air of this fairy land. The
spirit of push places a million of peo
ple In sight. We have never seen
such bustle and push. We have been
able to go about the cities of Now
York, Chicago or Boston without as
sistance, but we were helpless and had
to depend upon the traffic officer to
help us across the streets. Los An
geles has almost every Imaginable
natural advantage needed by a great
city, and It Is already great and des
tined as the years roll on to become
America's greatest city. We had great
difficulty in getting the thing fully
fixed In our minds. We went to the
beach one of them Venice, and If
the paper for which our story Is being
written did not pride Itself upon the
fact that It Is a clean up-to-date fam
ily weekly and strictly Interdicted
slang, wo would say that Venice has
Coney Island "backed off the map."
We gazed out across the Pacific and
as the waves rolled in wo wondered
where this, the greatest of oceans, got
its reputation of being peaceful. Wo
have never, seen It when It was not
rough. A scientist once said to an
old colored gentleman: "Uncle, do
you know that the. moon Is more lum
inous than the sun?" The old color
ed gentleman said: "What you mean
by luminous?" "I mean that It
throws off more light." "Dat may be
true, sir, but if it is, all I has to say
Is dat it has a, devilish poor way of
showing It." If the Pacific ocean is
calm and peaceful It has a devilish
poor way of showing it, Is all we have
(Continued next week.)
Contributes" to -Delinquency - of Race
Girl Arrested, Admits Being the
Father of Child Startling
(From the New Age, Cal.)
Arrest of Frederick August Win
ter, police officer, for contributing to
the delinquency of Juantta Nelson,
makes public one of the most start
ling cases of revolting 'features In the
history of the city. Juantta 'Nelson is
an orphan Race-girl barely 18 years
old. She Is the mother of a child
over a year old, the acknowledged
father of which is Winters, a Cau
casian of 32 years of age, an ex-fire
man of the city department and
member of the L. A. Police Force
when arrested by Deputy Sheriffs Gil
lis and McKay. Detective Stevens
was Immediately detailed by Chief Se.
bastlan to investigate the case and
the facts unearthed are astounding.
Winter, while a fireman, saw the
girl upon a street car in 1912 and be
gan, flirting with her, obtaining her
address. They continued to the end
of the line, and many other rides and
meetings occurred at a Los Angeles
Street lodging house, although Juan
Ita Nelson was then, to his knowledge,
a ward of the Juvenile Court. Their
liaison continued until the girl was
expecting to become a mother as a
result of heir illicit relations. Winter
urged a criminal operation, but she re
fused,- fearing the result, and finally
was taken to the hospital where the
child was born September 21, 1913..
Winter had never given his victim
either his real name or address and
although she described him and a
warrant was sworn out for his arrest,
he was never found. Ebon-hued
Juantta 'Nelson; child mother of nn
almost white baby, was given a home
wlthan elderly Mrs. Anderson, at 1453
is. Twenty-thtrd street.
Last Saturday at Seventh and Main
they met Juanlta Nelson and Fred
erick Winter, the white father of her
Illegitimate child. He was glad to see
her, stood and talked, asked for and
wrote in his notebook her address and
phone number. She told him of the
child and asked what he would do for
Us support. They parted, she return
ing homo' with his promise to tele
phone her at 2 p. in.
Arrived homo, Juanlta told Mrs. An
derson sho had seen the child's father.
Soon the phono rang; he was on the
wire. "Are you alone," he asked. The
old woman prompted her to answer
"yes." Then he would come out .and
In a few minutes Winter was there.
Ho greeted the girl affectionately,
played with the baby and gave It two
dollars. His former lust returned; he
made Improper proposals.
Mrs. Anderson had i meanwhile
phoned the sheriffs office and two
deputies motored to the address.NJne
entered tho front, the other the rear,
door, catching Winter as ho tried to
escape. They obtained shocking evi
dence of his parlor-attempts.
At first Winter claimed he had never
seen Juanlta Nelson, until sho called
him In as he was passing, he gave a
fictitious name. Then, winking at the
officers, claimed he was there on po
lice duty as they were.
At police headquarters he made a
confession, admlttliSJ. the facta as al
leged by the girl. Since then he has
made a clean breasfof the whole mat
ter and offers to support the mother
and child by a monthly payment of
$15. Ho wished to marry Juantta Nel
son,. but is prevented by the state law.
The original "Cheap John" who has
the best second hand furnishing
store in Kansas City.
The eight chapters of the Order of
the Eastern Star united In giving a
magnificent reception to Sir George
W. K. Love, Royal Grand Patron, at
tho Masonic Temple October 30 at 8
p. m. More than 200 ladies and Sir
Knights were present and the follow
ing program was rendered:
Invocation Rev. T. G. McCampbell,
Music Duet, Mesdames Countee
History of Grand Chapter Mrs. Lu
cinda Day. ,
"His Life and Achievements" Mrs.
R. T. Coles. . . )
Vocal Solo Prof. F3. Work.
"As a Mason" G M. N. C. Crews.
Instrumental Solo Miss Cora Carr.
"As a Patron" Miss Ida Godfrey.
Music Miss Viola Chapman.
"As a Scottish Rite" Prof W. H.
Response G. R. ' Patron, G. W. K.
Chorus "Blest Be the Tie That
'After which delightful refreshments
were' served to all present
The honorary guests were B. B.
Francis, P. G. Patron; R. W. Foster,
P. G. Patron; T. H. W. Williams, P.
G. Patron; R. T. Coles, Past Grand
Master; N. Crews, Grand Master; Joe
E. Herrlford, P. A. G. Patron; Mrs.
Luclnda Day, P. R. G. Matron; Mrs.
America B. Robinson, P. R. G. Matron;
Mrs. Lottie Gamble, Grand Secretary;
Mrs. Annie Love, tMother; Mrs. Katie
Love, Wife; Mrs. Minnie L. Crosth
wait, Mistress of Ceremonies.
The funeral of 'Mrs. Minnie F. Mose
ly, 39 years old, wife of Willis G.
Mosely, ono of Kansas City's best
known letter carriers, and Right Emi
nent Grand Commander of the Grand
Commandery of Missouri and its jur
isdiction, was held last Tuesday from
the Centennial M. E. church, Nine
teenth and Woodland, of which she
was a consistent member. Mrs. Mose
ly died on Saturday, October 31, aft
er a long Illness. She was a member
of the Golden Circle and of Ruth
Hmirt nrdor of f!alantlifl. who had
charge of her funeral. The body wasO
taken from the residence to the church
under the escort of a platoon of
Knights Templars, composed of P. C.
Kincafd, Chas. Monroe, W. C. Mai
lory, Ed Johnson, A. B. Adams, Geo.
Thomas, Sandy Myers, G. W. John
son, I. W. Page, E. L. Ward, George
C. Cole, Lewis 'Rhodes, Thomas Wat
son, Frank Scott, G. W. K. Love and
Grand 'Master N. C. Crews. After the
funeral tho. body was taken to Hold
en, Mo., where the parents of Mrs.
Mosely reside, for burial, and was ac
companied by Grand Master Crews,
Grand Chancellor A. W. Lloyd of St.
Louis, District Grand Master of Odd
Fellows T. B. Watkins, Mrs. Jessie
Taylor of Independence and Mrs. Bell
Harmon. The floral offerings were
beautiful and numerous and tho fu
neral was conducted as only the Wat
kins Bros, can conduct a funeral. The
Sun extends to Brother Mosely and
to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Jackson, the
parents, Its sincere sympathy lu their
hour of bereavement.
The death of H. Milton Kennedy,
formerly one of the best known bar
bers in this city, but more recently
of Minneapolis, at the residence of
his sister, Mrs. Lewis Mosely in Rose
dale, was a distinct shock to his mul
titude of friends In this city who did
not know of his presence In tho city,
much less his Illness and death.
"Count" or "Bud," as he was famil
iarly known by his intimates, was an
Adonis in physique, Chesterfield in
manners' and was Intellectually one
of the brightest young men in the
city. He was well known to hundreds
of tho older citizens who would doubt
less have attended his funeral had
they known of It. Tho Sun extends
Us sincere sympathy to tho family In
Its bereavement, and feels that the
race has lost a splendid young nian.
A neat Intelligent woman' to solicit
subscriptions and advertising matter.
Steady .Job. None, other need apply.
Call at Sun Office, 1803 E 18th St.
The boxing contest under the au
spices of the Autumn Leaf club at the
Criterion theater Wednesday night
was the classiest event ever pulled
off In tho city under colored man
agement. More than 400 persons were
present to witness the program. There
were two preliminaries before the
main event. The first being a go be
tween Kid Willis and the Unknown
Kid, In which Kid Willis was given
a sleeping potion In the second round
that didn't wear oft for thirty minutes.
It was the cleverest knockout ever
recorded in the local arena. The sec
ond preliminary was a rattling ding
dong affair between Bennle Banks,
the idol of Kansas City, Kas., and One
Round Shine, In which Ono Round was
awarded the decision by thetreferee,
although It didn't prove popular with
the audience. Mr. Felix H. Payne
ably refereed both preliminaries.
The main bout of ten rounds was
between Jack Johnson of Topeka nnd
Oscar Mortimer of Canada. The
agreement was reached Ig both men
were on their feet at the end of the
tenth round, that tho contest should
be declared a draw, which It was ac
cording to the referee, Kid Rose, al
though tho crowd seemed to think
that Mortimer had the shade the best
of It. It was the finest exhibition
of boxing ever witnessed .in the city.
And under the management of Leon
H. Jordan, master of ceremonies,
ably assisted by Bush Wells, Frank
Amos and Walter Prltchett, has done
much to firmly establish the boxing
game in this community.
MRS. STELLA HUBBARD,
Kansas City's leading milliner whose
persistent application to business is
gradually winning success.
A reception was tendered the grand
officers of the United Grand Com
mandery by Far West Commandery
No. 3 and Emanuel Commandery No.
25, Thursday evening, October 29, at
the Masonic Temple and the following
program was rendered:
Toastmaster W. N. Carter.
"Knighthood," Sir L. D. Carter; re
sponse, Sir E. S. Baker; coronet solo,
Sir W. C. Mallory; "Peace and Har
mony," Sir N. C. Crews, Grand Mas
ter; response, Sir, T. J. Campbell;
short addresses, W. G. Mosely, Rt. E.
G. Com.; P. C. KIncaid, Deputy G.
Com.; R. Marshall, G. S. Warden;
James Crews, G. Standard Bearer; C.
R. Bruce, Grand Warden. Refresh
ments and cigars were served. Mu
sic was furnished by Prof. Melford's
"OUT OF THE HOUSE OF BOND
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writer's latest effusion and Is the best
work on the American negro, full of
hope and logic. A message worth
while. Only $1.50 a copy. Sold at
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The funeral of Mr. Isaac White
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lodge, U. B. P., at the Ebenezer A.
M. E. church, Sixteenth and Lydla.
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KANSAS JCITY, KAS.
Rev. Barksdalo Is snendine a few
days home with his family.
Rev. J. S. McMorrla of the M. E.
church has returned froh a trln South
and reports a pleasant trip.
Mr. Will Grahahm and sister, Mrs.
Minerva Davis, were called to Tope
ka by the illness of their mother.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith,
C08 New Jersey, a daughter, to whom
they have given the name Leltha Fred
die. 'Mrs. A. J. Hill and Mrs. Tenny John
son returned home from C. M. E.
Church Conference and report a pleas
Presiding Elder J. C. Owens left
this week to commence his work In
Omaha, Beatrice, Lincoln and other
places In Nebraska and Missouri.
Mrs. J. R. ftutledgo is having great
success in S. M. T. work. Also Mrs.
Sarah Parks, G. P. These ladles have
set up a number of new temples re
cently. Mrs. L. R. Taylor, 1143 Grand boule
vard, left for Topeka, Kas., Thursday
on business. On her return she will
go to Ellis, Kas., with her husband
for a brief visit
Mrs. Elvira Banks, 1504 North Ninth
street, is slowly Improving from her
recent operation. Mrs. Banks is great
ly shocked by the death of her only
sister, Mrs. Martha Jackson.
Prof, and Mrs. H. L. Klnsler, Jr.,
332 Greeley avenue, has as their
guests the latter's mother, Mrs. Su
san Morris of Muncle, Ind. She spent
several weeks with her grandchildren
In Muncle and Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jarrett, 923
Freeman avenue, have returned home
from Springfield, Mo., where they
were called by the death of her broth
er, Dr. W. C. Scales. They were ac
companied by Mrs. Jarrett's mother.
Mr. James Edwards of Coffeyvllle,
Kas., Is the guest of his brother, Mr.
Chas. Edwards, C12 Troupe avenue,
who is slowly improving from his re
cent Illness, under the efficient care
of Dr. G. N. Soanes.
Mrs. Mazelle Washington and broth
er were called here from Salt Lake
City, Utah, on account of the serious
Illness of their father, Mr. Chas. Wil
liams, 1309 North Tenth street, who
underwent the second operation with
in four weeks.
LINCOLN INSTITUTE OF JEFFER
SON CITY, MO.,
WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF QUIN
Thanksgiving Day. Game will be
played at BRENNEISEN'S PARK, 6th
and Kansas ave., Armourdale.
The funeral of Mrs. Johnston Brown
was held last Monday afternoon at
the A. M. E. church of which she was
a faithful member. Rev. J. R. Ran
some officiated. Floral tributes were
beautiful. She leaves a husband,
mother and two sisters to mourn her
Captain Eaton and several Patrl
arches No. GO and the ladles' auxil
iary of No. 6G attended the funeral
of Mrs. Lucy Washington at the First
Baptist church and gave a beautiful
flora design. Mrs. D. Moore sang a
solo. 'Mrs. Mattle Anderson read a
Miss Eva P. Washington delivered
an address to the B. Y. P. U. of the
Eighth Street Baptist church Sunday
evening and spoke In glowing terms
of the splendid work they are doing
and the system being used by the
union. Rev, D. B. Jackson, pastor.
The funeral of Mrs, Mary Jennings,
1217 Barnett avenue, was held under
the auspices of the S. M. T. Thursday
morning at the Metropolitan Baptist
church. Mrs. Jennings leaves a hus
band, daughter and a host of rela
tives and friends to mourn her loss.
The floral tributes were beautiful. The
automobile cortege was by John W.
Mrs. Martha Jackson, 310 Garfield
avenue, died November 3 and the fu
neral was held Sunday afternoon at
the First A. M ,E. church under the
auspices of Pearly Gate Temple, S.
M. T. Sho loaves a husband, Deacon
Emanuel Jackson of the First Bap
tist church; a sister, Mrs. Elvira
Banks, and brothers, Harry and Rich
ard Berry. Tho Sun extends sympa
thy. The funeral of Prof, H. N. Jenkins
was held at the A. iM. E. church, In
dependence, Mo. Rev. J. H. Allen of
ficiated, assisted by Prof. Shelton
French, the senior class of Western
University, Prof.. J. J. Lewis, Mrs.
Barksdale, Minerva Maddux and Mrs,
G, F, Porter. A large number from
hero and Kansas City, Kas., were in
attendance. Many beautiful floral
tributes were sent.
Visiting Nurses' Association waged
a campaign here for the purpose, of
raising funds to properly conduct a
free nursing system. The co-operation
of Negroes was soclllcted for tho
first time. October 24 was tag day.
The work of the colored was super
vised by Mrs. Wllla Dwlggins, presi
dent Orphan Children's Home, who
has eighteen girls from Sumner High
school stationed In different parts oC
the city, who did a creditable work.
Mrs. Ella Smith, president parents'
meeting of Douglass school, assisted.
Mrs. Dwlggins raised $18.75; Mrs. El
la Smith, $8.09; Douglass school,
$12.85; High school, $531.75.
Down the long centuries of time truth
Challenging the wrong, ths false
Mortal men have turned aside and
Before their evil deeds which
caused them to rue.
I count this to be divinely right,
That evil causes evil to appear what
But only God, truth, gives us heaven
Radiating over lives with Its golden
MRS. MATTIE E. WINN
Of Trlplett, Mo., one of the most ag
gressive and Intellectual women of
the race in Central Missouri.
THE BANEFUL HYPOTHESIS.
By C. A. Sharks. '
The whlto man In seeking to en
throne himself on the high hills of
heaven has used every argument from
the sublime to the ridiculous. This
last one he has so warmly espoused
that though recognizing Its uttec
falsity he has learned to actually be
lieve it himself, and between the real
truth and a decent doubt he finally
grits his teeth and proclaims truth
falsehood and- falsehood truth. One
of the fallacies that has become p.
dogma In his religion Is color preju
dice and the unrealistic dream ot
white supremacy. Scientists and nat
uralists In summing up causes and ef
fects usually pretend to find a cer
tain law or evidence of proportion
in generalizing them, and the deduc
tion thus gained they call a rule or
principle. We have never believed
much In these deductions because er
ror and falsehood are generally the
result of all. Nothing proves this bet
ter than the position the average
white scholar takes regarding color.
He usually sees himself as the proto
type of the human species and the
world's civilization. However, pres
ent conditions refute the first and his
tory denies the last. The white race
is not the original of the human fam
ily, tho darker races having this pref
erence according to all authentic his
tory. It is generally known that civ
ilization knew Its Inclplency In the
Egyptian and Ethoplan governments
of which the Greeks borrowed gener
ously from their customs.
Our white brother dates his origin
some centuries from this In what his
tory calls the "Aryan type." In stat
ing causes for this breach of color
some attribute It to sociological com
plications and others simply to lepro
slc.il tendencies. According to this,
then, white is neither natural or su
preme. As a color white Is not domt-,
nant in any line or species. First of
all over 83 per cent of the races aro
of the darker type. This holds good
In the animal kingdom, on earth and
under the sea the darker colors pre
dominate. The heavens are blue and
dark as against the "fleecy white."
The birds wear the fine plumage of
the darker i.'iPr,; the sun Is golden,
also the saffron moon; the earth, full
of God's riches, Is black. Gold, tho
most precious metal, Is "yellow." Dia
monds are appreciated for their blue
flro. The world Is teeming with color.
This proves whlto tho reverse type.
White appears only as a reversal of
the natural order of the color scheme.
This may be brought about by atmos
pherlo or climatic conditions, or chem
ical processes. The white light Is ar
tificial, tho yellow light Is natural.
The white cotton ball comes from a
If the world Is so full of color and
colored things so much admired, why
is a COLORED PERSON so much
hated and despised? Why, does a
white something pretend to despise a
colored something when all nature de
clares that that colored something Is
the rule of all creation? Whlto is not
supreme. Black can, not be a basis
ot Inferiority. When we behold color
bo dominant In everything earthy,
then we begin to thinls that this la
the rule ot creation,