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Colorado Statesman
Study Negroes.
Says Archbishop J. J. Glennon, in his Sermon in St. Louis.
Church to Uplift Race—Control of Emotions is the
First Step—Discipline the Remedy.
The subject of the Negro prob
lem whs taken up by Archbishop
J. J. Glennon in his first sermon
of the season, Sunday, at the New •
Cathedral chapel. A large congre
gation attended the mass, this be
ing the first time that the arch
bishop had been heard in St.
Louis'since his visit to Europe,
t “Yesterday.'’ the arcbbisnop
said, in beginning his sermon,
“we had the dedication of a new
asylum for colored children, and I
(saw there a number of these little
dues cared for by the colored com
munity of sisters, and I saw there
a number of our people, white and
colored, attending this function, j
I had some words to say to those |
who were present, but in that!
background of what I bad to say !,
to them there loomed this great
question that is not settled yet. |
That, is the race question; the!,
question of the colored people.,
their future association with the j
other people who dwell in these
United States.
“Possibly there will never be I
written down for this problem an
exact solution on paper or in form
al,ar. It is a unique question that
does not exist with the same ac- :
centuation anywhere as it. does in
the United States. The Celtic,
Saxon, or whatever may
be the original racial blood of the
people of the United States, all
represent more than 1000 years of
civilization and culture, and where
their is civilization and culture
from year to year, and generation
to generation, there must be an
accumulated heredity springing
therefrom. While individuals may
be decadent, yet, the race exhibits
that prental civilization. Conse
quently. we have on the one hand
here a race that perhaps lias reach
ed the highest point of civilization
today, and on the other we have a
race that has back of it no civili
zation; a nation that is racially at
the very antithesis of the white
race And yet by closer political
and local association these two
*acer have come together to work
out their salvation as best they
“In Europe they do not under
stand this condition, because in
i''- Europe there is a gradual declina
, tion from race to race. The Swed
ish people co-mingle with the
North German; the North German
assoc.iataes with the South Ger
man. the South German with the
Latin, the Latin with the Egyp
tian, the Egyptian with the Aby
ssinian. and the Abyssinian with
the Hottentots, and thus step by
■step the declension goes on, but
there is no accentuated difference
between race and race.
■‘ln the United States they have
tried to solve this question by the
civil war. There were many who
thought they have solved it by the
success of the abolition of slavery,
and that part of the success of the
United States arms is today admit
ted and applauded by all the citi
zens. because slavery is wrong.
But that they have thereby solved
the entire question of the colored
race and its future is doubted by
“Some think it will be solved by
education, and hence the proper
thing to do is intrench the colored
people in their political, civil, so
cial rights or whatever-rights they
may have, by placing education
before them, by bidding high
schools and universities and
training them to the point
where they are absolutely the
intellectual equal of the white
man. But there are others
who think after the high school
and the university have done
all possible for the colored race,
we shall still have the same old
“It appears lo us the sanest way
to secure a solution of the prob
lem would be to steady the race ac
cording to its own proper genius,
for every race lias its own charac
acteristics, its own trend of racial
and national life, its own way of
growing as we believe all races
should grow, up and onward. This
is true of the white race, it is true
of the colored race. The charac
teristic of the colored people can
be summed up very readily. The
colored people have hearts, they
are emotional, they are imitative;
they are faithful, provided the
temptations to infidelity are not too
strong; they are obedient if they
are trained to obediece; they are
believers almost to the point of
credulousness. The very first
tiling to do is to get them to con
trol their emotions, to train their
hearts and develop their moral na
ture. Their faculty of belief,
which is good in itself, ought to
be utilized to their uplifting.”
The archbishop saw in religion
the final hope of the colored race,
and said it was only by the discip
! line of Christianity that they
! could he lifted to better things.
Colored Buggy Whip Mob.
“Recently at Waco, Tex,” says
an Exchange, “100 colored men
visited tlie county jail armed with
buggy whips, demanding of the
jailor that he turn over to them
Arthur Shelby and Dub Hargrove,
two colored men who were arrest
ed for criminally assaulting a col
ored woman. The crowd said they
wanted to show tlieir disapproval
of such crimes. They offered to
return the men to jail after whip
ping them. Tho request was not
granted. That whole dog-goned
bunch are a gang of cowards.
Hundreds of their women are
beaten and outraged yearly by
some white man, and we are yet to
hear of a mob of colored men in
bloody Texas demanding that the
brute he turned over to them, and
until the colored men in Texas as
well as elsewhere are in a position
—or, in other words, brave anil
courageous enough—to enforce the
unwritten laws of that hell hole on
any man regardless of his nation
ality or color who dare criminally
assuualt their women.
The proper and manly thing to
do is to let the law take its course,
on the the other hand. It is no
credit or honor to any race or na
tion to resort to mob law for any
cause, and the colored man is no
exception to the rule.”
Color Line in Game of Football.
Fort Collins, Colo , Oct. 7. -The
color question came near disrupt
ing relations Ijetween the various
colleges of the state to-day, when,
on the lineup for football, Denver
university found a colored man
planing on the team of the State-
Agricultural college.
The Denver contingent at once
raised objections. The white men
from Denver refused to play
against the Aggies with a “cloud”
on their team. They would con
front no team with a black man on
it. The Aggies insisted that they
hud a right to play a black man so
long as it was a "practice” game.
With the tentative understand
ing that the Aggies would not in
sist upon playing the Negro when
it came to professional games tlie
Denver university team went to
the line.
The intercollegiate Athletic as
sociation comprises all the more
important collegesand universities
of the state. Denver university,
which drew the color line, is a sec
tarian school of the Methodist de
nomination. This faith has al
ways professed the utmost liberal
ity in social matters and conse
quently Hie event has caused a
stir, not. only among college men,
but also among churchmen.
Paradoxical as it may seem, a
Southerner, as captain of tho Ag
gies, stood for the Negro, and a
Northerner, captain of the D. I'.’s,
My personal feeling in the mat
ter is that no color line should be
drawn in football. It is unfortu
nate that the question should have
been raised, and I trust that the
incident will not he magnified into
anything of much importance. We
should ignore the question entire
ly.—Prof. Alderson. Pres. School
of Mines.
Colored men are used in Colora
do college athletics whenever they
prove their merit. They have
played on our football team, and
where they show ability in that or
any other line they will be recog
nized. Colorado college is open to
students of all colors and races.—
Pres. W. F. Slocum of Colorado
This is a state institution, and
under the constitution it cannot
draw the color line. The Agricul
tnrial college receives support both
from tlie state and the national
government, and as the constitu
tion makes no discrimination
neither can the school. B. O.
Aylesworlh. President Agricultural
Bill to Reduce Representation.
New York, Oct. 10.—" In the feist
session of congress. Senator Platt
of New York introduced a bill
providing for a reduction in the
congressional representation from
those states which disfranchise all,
or a part, of the Negro vote. I
presume that in the session of
congress about to begin. Mr. Platt
will reintroduce that measure. I
want to serve notice on him and
those lu re in New York City who
were resiionsible for it. that if its
passage is seriously attempted. Mr.
Platt, will discover a buzz-saw re
volving at a rate that wilt appall
This was said yesterday liy
Senator 'minions of North Caro
lina, who is in New York. Mr.
Simmons, with Senator Goman of
Mary lain 1. will lead the fight
against Southern reduction when
it begins in the senate, if Mr.
Platt again offers his bill.
"Mr. Platt is aiming principally
at North Carolina, Mississijipiand
Alabama when he seeks to have
his resolution passed.” said Sena
tor Simmons, “but in fact he is
hitting the whole South. The
Platt resolution cannot pass, and
the llepublican club and its asso
ciates who are agitating the ques
tion ought to know it.”
Silverton Notes.
In the wreck which occurred a
few days ago we are glad a kind
providence preserved the lives of
our sisters, Mrs. A. J. Bryant and
Mrs. Ed. Locket of Durango.
Mrs. Win. Brown who has been
quite sick is much better.
Mrs. Olive Elliott, the evange
list and singer of Denver, is now
in our town for an indefinite stay.
She is quite an attraction. ‘
Church services progresses nice
ly. Wm. Brown and Mrs. Lizzie
Palmer are valuable additions to
our roll since conference.
Our Sunday School is now orga
nized, Mrs. Palmer, Supt.; Bernice
Sanders, Sec.: Mrs. B. Washing
ton. Treas.
Gathered from Various Sources.
Bub Rogan. Tennessee’s Afro-
American giant, died a few days
ago in Gallatin. He was eight
feet nine inches tall. His hands
were 12 inches in length and feet
l(il inches. He was drawn around
by two goats his legs being too
slendor to support his body. He
was 31* years old.
The city council at Pensacola,
Fla., passed the "Jim Crow.” street
car ordinance over the mayor’s
veto, by a unanimous vote. Mayor
Bliss vetoed the ordinance on the
ground that the section exempting
colored nurses when accompanied
by white charges from the opera
tions of the law. was unconstitu
tional. The ordinance will go in
to effect in fifteen days.
The entire briekmaking business
of Fariuville, Yu., and vicinity is
in the hands of one colored man-- '
a freedman who bought his owi.
and his family’s freedom, purchas
ed bis master's estate and even
tually hired his master to work for
him. He owns more than 1000
acres of land in Cumberland conn-1
ty mid considerable property in the
town of Fariuville.
\Y. H. Daumion. formerly of De
troit, on Afro-American, and as
sistant bridge engineer for the
Michigan Central Railway, lias in
vented a railway bleed signal
which practically eliminates col
lisions oil railways either lxitween
trains or with any kind of obstruc
tion on the track. It is operated
by means of electricity and is by
far the most improved system of
signaling now known.
Chicago, Oct, 7. —Fifty members
of the Southern “yellow fever col
ony” walked out out yesterday
when Sam Hansom, halfback of
the Beloit football team seated
himself in the dinning hall of the
fashionable Del Prado hotel.
Headed by Murray F. Smith, gen
eral Southern counsel for the Illi
nois Central, and a resident of
Vicksburg, all of the Southern
guests protested to the manager.
W. W. Carpenter, acoachman, of
Pottsville. Pa., recently succeeded
in his efforts to be wedded to Miss
Louise Zettlemoyer, a pretty white
girl. After local magistrates had
refused to join the couple together
because of the color of the bride
groom. Rev. ,T. W. Randolph. pas
tor of the African Methodist
church, performed the ceremony.
The fact that Carpenter is tin*
sixth Negro in Pottsville who has
claimed a white woman as his
bride within the past year has
caused considerable comment.
The city of Selma, Ala., has an
ordinance which forbids the sell
ing of meat other than within the
city market and prohibits its sale
near the city limits also. It also
refuses to rent a stall in the mar
ket to any colored man. Milas
Martin is a colored butcher who is
using all his powers to test the
constitutionality of such a law and
says he will carry the fight into
the Supreme Court of the United
States, as it is a violation of the
Fifteenth Amendment. He is be
ing hacked by some good white
people of Selma
Houston, Texas., Oct. 7. —A pe
tition from a liumlier ot citizens,
headed by G. W. Knight of San
Marcos, has been presented to
Governor Lnnhain asking that the
state permit mob punishment of
Negrces who assault women. The
governor is asked to indorse a pol
icy of alisolnte iinproteetion to Ne
groes guilty of assanlt. insuring
that they be given no trial by legal
inquiry of any'kind, and that they
may be hanged instantly as soon
as apprehended. The governor’s
response principally is directed to
the legal phase of the proposition.
It is set forth that it is impossible
for him to countenance the policy
in view of the oath of office and
the state legislation, which he is
bound to protect.
Washington. Oct. 7. Emmett
J. Scott, secretary to Booker T.
Washington of the Tnskegee in
stitute. and Charles W. Anderson,
the Negro appointed collector of
internal revenue of New York lust
March, called today at the White
house. Scott placed before Secre
tary Leoli the program to be fol
lowed at Tuskegee on the occasion
of the presidents visit October 2S.
An interesting feature of the pres
ident's entertainment will be a ser
ies of seventy five Houts that will
pass in review before him, illuslra
i tive of the academic, mechanical
: and agricultural departments ol
j the Negro. Almost I,soostudents
1 will precede the floats, each wear
ing a stalk of sugar cane tipped
1 with u cotton boil, both raised in
the experimental gardens of the
| institute.
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