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at 311 North Fourth Street, Richmond, Va. JOHN MITCHELL. JR.EDITOR All communications intended (or publication should be scut to reach us by Wednesday. Entered at the Pott Office at Richmond, Virginia as second class matter. c in One Year .$ 100 Six Months . 1.10 Three Months .00 Foreign Subscriptions .T 2.50 Foreign Advertising Representative, W. B. Ziff Company, 008 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago; 321 Victoria Building, St. Louia, Mo.; 420 Long acre Building, New York. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1923. Faith without work is dead, but faith with work it very much aliTe. -* Talk is cheap sometimes and expen sive at other times. -- Colored folks, teach your children politeness. It will win in the Long run. ---I People, who insist upon going to law with their troubles puy dearly tor their folly. -w- -' Colored folks do not lose confident-* in yourselves or faith in those, who are doing their b<-st to aid you. •-* Mi*. J. E. Kefford of Waterbury Conn., sends us a handsome calendar of his progressive work in New Em; land. He has our best wishes. -* Rally to the Mechanics Savings | When thfe colored folks and the white folks unite in their efforts, success is ■assured. -91 The Advisory Committee of whKo citizens and the Baptist Ministers’ Con ference Committee have issued an ad dress to the depositors of the Mechan ics Savings Bank. With a long pull, a strong pull and a pull altogether suc cess is assured. -« Some people are so sensitive that they trip themselves before they start in the race of life and of course, th*y lose the race before they are started upon their journey. —w— The United States of America re fused to participate in European af fairs concerning Germany and then proceeded by indirection to “play the hypocrite-' and participate unofficially *n naming three members of the inter national committee of experts to de-; termine Germany’s ability to pay. --* ®|0 wave of sensationalism is at i-s height in this country. Th<e Prohibition Department Is advertising its prowess, whHp the American people are being woefully deceived. Barnum was right. The.American people like to be hum bugged. • ___I The National Baptiht" Conventl&u made no mistake , when It selected D-. L. K. Williams, the able and eloquent pulpit divine as its President. Under his administration this great organi zation has token on new life. -» Make friends with the white folks colored folks. Let this he your slogan all over the United States, but especial ly within the confines and limits ot the South-land. This does not menu that you should sacrifice your man- j hood rights in so doing, but make ] friends with the white folks. YOU j need thjeir help right along through here now. CONDITIONS AT WASHINGTON. Ttte anti-Negro atmosphere in the city of Washing'on seems to have (•hanged the attitude of every Presi dent of the United States since the ad ministration of Grover Cleveland, the Democratic President from New York. He was a posMve character and he 'hewed to the line, let the chips fall where they may.” President Woodrow Wilson made prom it es that he seemed unable to keep and Bishop Alexander Walters, the colored leader from New PROF. HANCOCK’S POSITION. Professor Gordon B. Hancock,a member of the faculty of Vir ginia Union University, seems to have taken a position in the dis cussion now raging between the Fundamentalists and the Modern ists, in \ie\\ of the fact that the latter believe in the Darwinian theory as to the origin of man by the process of evolution, and the former accept at its full face value the Recount as it appears in Genesis in the Old Testament. Hon. William J. Bryan is radical enough upon this subject to demand that the pulpit be vacated in all instances, where the Darwinian theory is accepted by the pastor. He is equally as positive in his references to the institutions of learning of the country. That man is the result of a period of evo lution from monkeys is especially distasteful to him. In discussing this subject. Professor Hancock says: It makes but little difference with thinking men whether God creat'd Adam a grown man or a microbe. The whence of mankind is not nearly >o important cs the whither. We know o* a certainty that men are not born ful* crown todsT and we have reasons to believe that man is not the worse for his having to be first a babe and then a man. The glory of God would be the '"■me If man was created In a minute «»r n millenium. God may have moved instantly in those far-off ages but He doe? not move instantly now Tor grni ualnest. is the order of nature. Evoiu >ion Is nothing more than the explait* t'on and simplication of these gradu ated processes of nature. And again: To deny kinship with thie lower ani mals seems to be a prepossession ot ihose who deny the truth of evolution. They seem to forget thut were a kin rhip definitely established—and it has been to the satisfaction of those most competent to pass judgment In thfe mai —it might serve to elevate the low er orders rather than degrade man. After all it might be more creditaDlc to be kin to some animals than to some men. God is Just as glorious in th*? ceration of microbes at' in the creat ion of men'. God is just as glorious in evolutionary processes as in some in stantaneous creation. Whether God loves man more than microbes we have no way of knowing; for w-hereas He preserves man through immortality he preserves th* microbe through the conservation of energy; hence microb es and men are preserved alike. W‘» often forget that the microbe is larger In comparison to man than man is in comparison to other possible bein<;« Just ad we look down and askance at the lower animaU. there may be be ings who look down on us with wondiv and contempt and debate our right 10 lay claim to divine kinship. Whatever God creates is good whether through evolution or divine fiat, whether mi crobe*. monkeys or men. What the fer vent religionist wants to do Is not blindly to blot out evolution but to ree in evolution the handiwork ol some divine creator; not to glorify Ood by the negation of science but .o magnify God by incorporating scientlf 5c truth in religion thereby tending to »'nd the too long estrangement of the The writer recently heard an eminent minister attempting to dispute the doc trine of evolution and he began by saying that Darwin’s mother and fatn *r and grandparents were all infidela The minister was thus attempting to prejudice his av<.fence in favor of ni9 •■rgumcnt before he deduced it. As a matter of fact whether the Darwins were all infidels Is Irrelevant to the truth or untruth of evolution. Truth is the same whether it falls from the • lp i of infidels or angels. That two twos are four is Just as true from the lips of Colonel Robert Ingersoll ns *rom the lips of th» immortal Spurg eon Too often our zeal for our relig ion and our Bible obscures the truth that underlies both. Prof. Hancock concludes as follows: ' “ If evolution as a scientific f«vi could be proven to the satisfaction of all men. religion would have just lerge a place .n the life of mankind even though it underwent some tradi tional change; if it could be prov- r» rhrt man was descended directly iron* ihe monkey there would still be left in our hearts and lives that aching void that only religion can fill. We might burn all of the Bibles and hymn books and drown all the preachers but man would be religious still. Man is religious not because he likes to be or wants to be, but because lie needs to be and as long as man lives this in stinctive religious need will guaran tee the (survival of religion and no amount of scientific research can long restrain man from bis repose in high er powers tbht must sustain him in his journey to his "long home.” Two hun dred years of science has not eclipsed the "Sun of Righteousness” and al though men may not appear as relig lc«s these (jeemiri.zly irreligious gener atibns are accomplishing trings oi which more re'igious generations never dreumc 1. A thousand years more of brilliant scientif'c achievement and there will be no sign of the waning of religion’s light undim med by the flight of time. That relig ion that must thrive in intellectual darkness can never be the solace am* comfort which the souls of struggling men demand. The faith that is toa timid to hear the other side of tho argument can never l>e robust and its anchor will neve* hold fast and such faith is perilous to the Church of t> dav^md more perilous to the Chur *h of Tomorrow. Orthodoxy ceases to be a virtue when it is fearful of the truth that heterodoxy may contain. Hetero dox men no less than orthodox have played a conspicuous part in the spir itual emancipation of mankind. The heterodoxy of today becomes the ortho doxy of tomorrow. Intellectual censor ship fiuch as is being attempted through the instrumentality of Mr. Bryan’s engaging personality shows that the task of education in our own United States is far from complete. I Well, what are you going to do about it? Prof. Hancock be lieves in the Darwinian theory o f evolution. He affirms his faith m the religion of Jesus Christ and Mr. Bryan claims that the one is antagonistic to the other. Does the inconsistency exist in Mr. Bryan or in Prof. Hancock? This is the question. York went to his grave a practically heart-broken man. He hlad a largj following of Negr., Democrats, to whom he was unablo to make good the promises he had made to them upon the basis of the represeii Nations made to him by the distinguish ed ex-president of Princeton Universi ty. Col. Theodore Roosevelt was no ex ception. The incarceration of the Inno. cent members of tHe Twenty-fourth Hegiment of the United States Army is glowing evidence of his susceptibil ity to this same spirit. Now comes that staid New England pioneeit, Calvin Goolldge. with a rec ord of non-race prejudice^ which nas caused even Editor William Monroe Trotter of the Boston Guardian i* -- . *hrow up hla ha', and, yell and yet I when he was subjected to thfe first test, he “bended the knee to Bail,” s' to speak. His me3<*tge to the Congress , has been severe.* criticised from one i section of this country to the other by the colored pre?e in sofar ns It refers to the dark race in this country. It is true that he Mas nominated Walter L. Cohen of Louisiana and Charles W. Anderson of New York for prominent Federal positions, but win he see to It that their confirmations are forced through the United, State's Senate? This is. the all-important ques tion, especially in view of the fact that the falhire to confirm either the one or the other will be based wholly and solely on race prejudice. HARLEM'S • Greatest Bargain House In MEN’S SLIGHTLY USED CLOTHING G. FRASER, 202 W. 135TH ST. Overcoats as Low as. $4 OO Suits as Low as. $8.00 Odd Coats, Pants and Vests. $2.00 Up Write For Measurement BlanKs. HEW YORK Agents Wanted. H. Y. *---—- — -1 -■ _i WE TRAIN THE HEART AND HAND. In Ch'-osing a School you place Character and Scholarship Foremost in your Requirements. A Modern Price School w*ith a High Class Tralntog THE INDUSTRIAL UNION TRAINING SCHOOL possesses advantages offered by other schools regardless of price. 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