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Our Women and Children
Conducted by Lucille Skaggs Edwards.
We sincerely hope that our young
people who read the queer contribu
tion of the Rev. John Williams to The
Monitor of last week will feel neither
humiliated nor discouraged, but rath
er will be inspired by the opinions
of such an authority as the learned
Dr. Milholland, who, besides being a
sociologist, is an ethnologist of na
tional repute. He is not superan
nuated, but is a scholar in the active
stage. We are grateful to note broad,
optimistic men like Dr. Milholland
on the Negro’s side.
The Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis of
New York’s famous Plymouth church
once said: "When God has stripped
some men of the flesh and peeled
them of the blubber as a man peels an
onion, and flailed the earthly out of
them, at last, perchance, they will
know what Emerson meant when he
said, ‘All gentlemen are on the Ne
gro’s side. I do not mean by gentle
men people of scented hair and per
fumed handkerchiefs, but men of gen
tle blood and generosity, filled with
nobleness, who, like the Cid, give the
outcast leper a share of their bed,
like the dying Sidney, pass the cup
of cold water to the soldier who needs
it more.’ ”
The Rev. Fr. Williams has evidently
read history to little purpose. ’Tis
true not much is known of the very
early history of the black race. In
the period when Negroes wrere dom
inant in North Africa much of all
history was vague. It is found, how
ever, that Cush, Ethiopia, and black
are synonymous terms and that Ne
groes, or blacks, descended from
Cush, the son of Ham.
What, then, of the progenitors of
the Negro race? The Bible says:
“And the sons of Ham; Cush, Miz
raim, and Phut, and Canaan.” We
find that Cush was the oldest son of
Ham and was the father of six sons,
of whom Seba and Nimrod were the
greatest and best known. We read:
“And Cush begat Nimrod and he be
came a mighty one in the earth.” Nim
rod was the founder of the Babylonian
empire. A grandson of Cush, Sheba,
founded the wealthy kingdom which
bore his name and whose queen made
the memorable visit to Solomon.
Josephus, in Book I., chapter vi.,
section 3, says: “The children of
Ham possessed the land from Syria
and Amanus and the mountains of
Libanus, seizing upon all the mari
time ports and keeping them as their
own. Of the four sons of Ham, time
has not at all hurt the name of
Chus (Cush).”
We also read that Herodotus says:
"Sebachus became master of Egypt
and after reigning over it fifty years
abdicated the throne and returned 10
Ethiopia, his own country." From
these records there is nothing of
which we may be ashamed and much
wherein the Negro has made good.
We must remember that all his
tory was written by the Caucasian,
that the classification of mankind was
made by the Caucasian, and that he
wrote it and made it unto himself.
Even in American history you read
never of the bravery or deeds of the
black man.
What of the Negro of today? Who
are our people? In us the trace of
blood, of ancestors, is a tragedy!
Does not the blood of the Caucasian
flow markedly in our veins? Can we
not easily trace to the enlightened
English, the cultured French, the con
quering German, the aesthetic Ital
ian? What does the term “your peo
ple” signify? What are we, anyhow—
"white man, black man, beggar man,
Dr. Blyden has said, ‘ in all the
wondrous work of creation, the mak
ing of man is God’s crowning act.
Man is our universal representative
head and from him all peoples
The world needs to lose sight of
RACES in the vision of the RACE.
It needs to become color-blind to all
but the beauty of the human soul,
i The triumph of one soul is the tri
umph of all true souls. The rise of
one race is the rise of all races. In
the sense of the brotherhood of man,
no matter how small the triumph, how
slight the rise, we should all rejoice
together. Let us then “Look forward,
not back; look upward, not down;
lend a hand. L. S. E.
I will start anew this morning writh a
higher, fairer creed;
I will cease to stand complaining of
my ruthless neighbor’s greed;
I will cease to sit repining while my
duty’s call is clear,
I will waste no moment whining and
my heart shall know no fear.
I will look sometimes about me for the
things that merit praise;
I will search for hidden beauties that
elude the grumbler’s gaze;
I will try to find contentment in the
paths that I must tread,
I will cease to have resentment w'hen
another moves ahead.
I will not be swayed by envy when
my rival’s strength is shown;
I will not deny his merit, but I’ll strive
to prove my own;
1 will try to see the beauty spread
before me, rain or shine—
: I w'ill cease to preach your duty and
be more concerned with mine.
—S. E. Kiser.
While the infant mind and body are
strongly influenced by heredity, the
average normal child grows up to be
good or bad according to its teachings
and experiences.
Since this is the case, the moral
laxity of American childhood is evi
dence of faults in our methods of
child training. Our boys and girls
are not bad; but they are not good.
They do not hold positive convictions
as to wrhat is right or wrong conduct.
They are negatively good. Unfor
tunately, this condition makes them
easy victims of temptation. Probably
the condition itself is due to several
causes. The public school teaches lit
tle in the line of ethics.
Boys and girls are told that they
“mustn’t” do so-and-so. But they are
not bred into principles that will con
trol their actions, and make them
wish to refrain from doing that which
is wrong. The negative method al
ways arouses curiosity In the young
mind. Lack of reasoning self-control
is the tempter’s best aid.
Instead of younger generations
growing up with definite moral prin
ciples, we have a sort of moral waver
ing, a general indecision, a decided
disposition to let circumstances gov
ern, and behave like the rest of the
crowd. What young Americans need
is to be taught to think for them
selves, and govern their individual
acts according to right thinking.—
Mother’s Magazine.
Browning and falling
leaves again call our at
tention to the promise
that summer and win
ter shall not cease.
Prudent people pre
pare. Are you ready
with your autumn
dress? If not, why
We can help you.
Kilpatrick & Co.
F. S. MOREY. Proprietor
1303-05 North 24th Street
Phone Webster 820
Tel. Webster 6446 ]
Furnace Work and General
Tin Work of all Kinds
1606 No. 24tb St. Omaha. Neb
Stationers and Engravers
Have moved to their Dew location
1620 Harney St.. State Bank Bldg.
Where larger facilities enable them
to give you better serviee
We recommend
The State Furniture Co.
Corner 14th and Dodge Sts.
as the most reliable, accommodat
ing and economical furniture store
to buy from.
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