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Cayton's monthly. (Seattle, Wash.) 1921-1921, February 01, 1921, Image 9

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greater voting public wanted, and the story of his
mulatto origin made no more impression upon the public
mind than does water upon a duck's back, he, even break
ing the record and earring tw southern states and getting
a larger vote in the South than any Republican candi
date for a quarter of a century. We repeat, is this the
solution of Uncle Sams race problem? Is the colored
man to be slowly but surely absorbed by the white
man? Is this great human melting pot to consume
alike the Red, the Yellow, the Brown and the Black
man and emerge therefrom a mongrel race with the
presence of all manner of man? From the Noi'thwest,
once on a time went to the United State's senate,
a man va. whose vains, Madam Rumor whispered about,
flowed Negro blood, however that senator ranked just
as high as any of the other senators and that to despite
the fact, the story followed him to the National Capital.
The War and Its Aftermath
Crime waves have followed all wars and especially
those with which the writer is conversant, and the
present crime wave is but the aftermath of the late
world war, which officially speaking is still a war.
After all wars there are always armies of unemployed,
a large percentage of their own inclination, and all because
they do not desire to return to the tame occupations
they pursued bsfore marching off to war. Its an old
but true saying that, "an idle person is Mie devil's work
shop, for the person out of employment must have as
much or more spending money than the regularly employed
one, and the only way to get it is to violently take it
from the other fellow, hence the accustomed crimo
wave. There is nothing to indicate that the present
crime wave is a strife between capital and labor, and
that to in spite of the fact there really may be differences
of opinion between the two. Labor is capital and tlnre
can b e no capital without labor. War is the taking of
human life on the wholesale and often with no more
justification than that which prompts the individual
wilful murderer. Years of war in which thousands and
some times millions of human beings are ruthlessly
slain seem to foster a like spirit in individuals of
the time and period to slay on the slightest provocation
a fellowman, and who can kill the greatest number of
human, beings is the most important personage, alt
least in the minds of such crimnal freaks of nature.
There seems to be little or no remedy for the immediate
overcoming of such a state of affairs, for such moral
perverts are without fear of God, man or the devil,
hence the lynchers limb will come no nearer deterring
them from their blood curdling purpose than an invi
tation to a love feast. Lynching of all forms of punish
ment is the least effective save and accept the lynched,
as it breeds an even greater disregard for the law, but
sure and speedy punishment on the part of the law will
sooner or later bring about the desired normal state
of human fraternity. The days immediately following the
Great Civil war even in the slow sleepy rural districts
of the South men and boys, who had never been to
exceed thirty miles from the plantation on which they
were born turned highwaymen and big bad bandits
then robbed country stores, their plantation neighbors
and any strangers returning from a trading post to home,
and to accomplish their desire they took human life
The day may yet come, and even sooner than many now
living suspect, when the race bugbear of the United
States will be history and as in Brazil at present the
person of Negro origin will come as near being honored
by the great Vox populi as the one of pure white or
Anglo Saxon origin. Who in Olympla or the state of
Washington for that matter would hesitate for a
single mi;nute ito pay deserving homage to the
descendants of George Bush, because forsooth he was
classed as colored? Will not the southern gentry bow
just as low to the coming master of the White House as
to the retiring one the alleged Mulatto propensilies
of thj former to the contrary notwithstanding, (in spite of
the F. F. V. boast of the latter,) and as in these cases
so will it be in others, and the children of today will
live to sezs much of the present day race troubles
wiped out.
as readily as they did the human's pocket book. The
highwayman of today is no more to be dreaded than
were the highwayman of fifty odd years ago. Sound
law justly but determinedly administered at that time
brought good government out of chaos and confusion and
it will do so now. Lawyers appointed by the courts fifty
odd years ago to defend such moral degenerates de
fended them by advising them to plead guilty and
then importuned the Court for life imprisonment in
stead of hanging "for my client," and generally got
it. When less patriotism and more Christian civiliz
ation is preached by the law abiding citizens of this
country then, and perhaps not until then, will the
present crime wave recede and to that end lets both
hope and pray.
Two small oil wells were opened on city-owned
property by one of the recent earthquakes in Los
Angeles, Calif.
An electric automobile for children which can be
charged from a lamp socket is now being produced in
Dayton, Ohio.
A record in pile-driving was achieved in Rich
mond, Calif., when a crew of 13 men in an eight-hour
day drove 120 piles.
The longest bill, soon to be presented to Con
gress, is the codification of the nation's laws, cover
ing more than 1,100 pages.
The world's smallest working turbine is said to
be that of a Hillsboro, N. D., designer; its total di
ameter is 48-1000 inch.
Among tha most curious modes of salutation is
that of the Malays and other Polynesians, who greet
each other by smelling.
The oil-burning transatlantic line Acquitania has
the record fo r tho fastest ship, having gone four hours
at the rate of 31 miles an hour.
The United States Department of Agriculture has
arranged for an interchange of cereal seed with. Korea
through the Japanese government.
Odds and Ends

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