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ANOTHER SOUL GONE WRONG (BY HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON) House Bill No. 36 of the legislature of th e sta'e of Washington, has for its object the prevention of, using the vulgar vernacular of th 5 streets, "white folks from marrying niggers and chinks," the same having been proposed by one Robert A. Tripple, who hails from the forty seventh legislative district, where a heavy per c ntage of (he electors are colored citizens, and who voted for him in the general election not knowing he eland stinely entertained such radical and revolution ary ideas. Since the minds of the living citizens of the Puget Sound coun ry runn th not to the contrary, this self same Tripple has been importuning his fellow citizens to, "give me an oflis," bu' they seamed to have realized that there was no m thod in his madness, hence his ravings were given (little, if any, consideration.. However the freaks of the direct primary law are various and varied, as was seen in Tripple being nom inated as a running mate of E. Heis'er Guie, the present speaker of the house. Briefly diagnosing the freaks of (he primary election of last September in the forty seventh legislative district; i' nominated, in the person of E. H. Guie, a distinguished lawyer and parliamentar ian, and at the saim time nominated a rather old fashion jackass which later developed into a short s'ghted political "damnphool," in the person of Robt. A. Tripple. So freakish has the direct primary become, not only in this state but in o her states of this country, that its repeal in every state, where it is in vogue, is being almos universally advocated and well may it be if it is to continue to sleet at one and the same time, and for like positions, a man power and a man pro3titut , as in the persons of Guie and Tripple for the present legislature. The day after the primary elec iion last Sep tember he was heard to say, so goe.-, the story, "My God ! I have been running for an office ever since I have been a man and this is the first time I have cv r gotten within speaking dis ance of cne." Any daniphool on th Republican ticket though nominated by the freakishness of a direct primary law, could have been elected at the last November election, owing to the general opposition to Woodrow Wilsonsm by the citizenry of this country, which quite explains the success of Robert A. Trippli at the general election, which gave him the right to a seat in the Seventeenth legislature of the state of Wash ington, in which from the very outset of the session he has d monstrated marked evidences of being, the proverbial "bull in a China shop." Even norn compos menti occasionally mistrust themselves, and in Tripple trying to have the legislature enact a law making it a statutory offense, a felony if you please, for white folks to marry "niggers and chmks," it appears that not only this particular one has lost confidence in himself of not being able to longer confine his connubial relations to white women, but feels hims ;lf drifting, drifting, to the awful impending black —yellow peril and like the charmed b;rd that sees and feels itself being slowly but surely drawn into th e yawning chasm chirps loud and long for help to br ak the binding spell. Mr. Tripple may be in eminent danger of thus being engulfed in the black—yellow peril y but, those who know him best, do not share in his alleged forebodings, on the other hand are rather inclined to the opinion that so far as the colored citizens are concerned, Bob Tripple would have to move over Mother Earth a good deal faster CAYTON'S MONTHLY than ever did the famous Jay Eye See when in the heigth of his sunning glory, for him to get near enough to a. colored woman (o talk marriage to her, if she r motely suspected his malicious intentions. According to the report of the 1920 census there are in (he United States something like six million black white mixed blood citizens, for the most part traceable to tli concubinage of white men with colored women. If then there be such ecstacy in the indulgence of stolen sweets, whats the .excuse, justification or moral turpitude In legalizing such human debauchery? In all tin former slave holding sta'es of this country it rreans a black man's life to marry or cohabit with a whi c woman, so zealously are the white men guarding the purity of the white race, and yet in every one of those states at least, half of the "colored population" are mulattoes and upwards in complexion. Evidently the colored women ar^ determined to blot from existance the black man, and to that end, the entire male white population is beng pr ssed into service—nolens volens. Aint it a shame? Th 5 enacting of freakish legislation as would be HOUSE BILL No. 36 should it pass is nothing short of putting a premium on licentiousness and the man or woman white or black who does not know and realize this is so light in the head that the water therein rushes round like a mustard seed in a tin can tied to a wagon wheel. While might never make- right, yet might frequently makes tight, which has a duplex eff ct. Periodically comes forth some lumen freak rrcf^a'ir irp) supernatural, rowers and possessing th ) elixer for all racial incongruities, but in time he or she falls by the way s rde. House Bill No. 3G will, in v.W human probabili'y go the way of all other such bills in this sta*r> and politically speaking at the close of the present legislature the above would bo race problom solver, will pass into Cleveland's land of Innocuous lesue ud 5 and the world will go on as though there had never been a Tripple on the wheel. This intermarriage issue seems to bob up serenely from time to time and at times and from persons least expected. If those pretending to desire the "puriy of the white race should practice what they preach such a s ate of affairs might be plausible, but they are down right hypocrites—legislating one way and living another and this is especially true of the South, where the most Of such hynocricy originated. Just think of the incon sisency of white men burning black men at the stake for carnally knowing white women when every mother's son of the white men is giving to the world a family of half cast children by colored women. Coming closer home, can any fair minded man or woman see or realize any crying need for the enactment of such a law in this sta'e? It is cafe to say, there are not to exceed twenty fiv> colored citizens or Mongolian aliens in the whole state married to white persons but there are some, and even if this bill becomes a law, there will still be others, British Columbia being too near to prevent it. Periodically t.hte anti-misc.egela'ion skeleton is dragged from its hidings and given an airing by some tin horn politicians with far more guts than brains, evidenMy with the hope of using it a^ a stepping stone to political agrandizement, but discovers when it is quite too late, that its liko unto a two edged sword that cuts both ways. It has failed in the past and will fail now and it will continue to fail, the mou 4hings of hybrid demagogs? to the contrary notwithstanding.