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Franklin's Paper The Statesman Twenty-Third Year PHILOSOPHY GIVES RACE SOME HOPE HUMAN NATURE GIVESANSWER Phenomena Incident to Racial Relations Cover the World MANY THEORIES ADVANCED, Practical and Philosophic Analysis of tha Voxsd Quttt-on of Racial Malad justment by Horace J. Rollins, Who Believes In According to Every Man Fair Treatment. Troy. O. — From the Inception of the nliolltion movement through the great civil war. up from ala very, on through the reconstruction period, the colored ru<*o In America has had severe struggles and mighty difficulties to hinder Its progress, yet there Is encour ogement In the fact that history re cord* the rise of no race or Individual achievements which have come with out strong effort, ambition and per slstcnce In the face of oppression. We give below the tirst of two nr tides from the pen of n white man jsrho has been a firm friend of the col ored people for more than half n cen tury'- riornce J. ItolllnA of Troy. O.. is one of the old guard, who knows the ordeal through which our i>eople have passiMl. their present environment and the attitude of those who would hinder rather than help the cause of Justice and equa) rights for all American cltl sens. Of nature's answer to man’s race question Mr. Hollins writes the fol lowing: The whole world continues to be disturbed by certain phenomena in cident to racial relations Counties* people—ninny of them classed as philoaophers—apeak and write of the “problem;** there Is no end of utter ances that are misleading and bnrm ful, yet now and then an observer notes facts that are Impressive, and good suggestions nre sometimes of fered. However, almost Invariably these are fragmentary and us dlscon- HORACB 9. HOLLINS. nected oh stray segments of a circle. They full to Indicate a symmetrical system. Recently a professor of the I/ondon university declared tlint, as the Cau casian cannot thrive In the hot coun tries and as the natives of them do flourish In the north, the white type. ferinK less prolific, will he pushed to disappearance. This Is interesting and It it were true would be. unite startling Nature (waiving fior arrogant egotism and destructive selfishness) appreciates the white man and will use him rightly. The gloomy groping has various as pects. an Instance of which shows won- j derful contrast to the above, especially us to complexion. It is the promulga tion that pictures the advent of a big. strong, unscrupulous blond, who, as a superman (or u superbog, for appar ently there is small difference), is to destroy all other citizens, the good, the true, the beautiful, not caring even J for the lovable and useful brunette, | whose milk is said to'be exceptionally ! rich. Ills prognosticated |»ortralt is not pleasant, and we will not have | him. Some Lime ago a writer of inter national fame iu earnestly denouncing race prejudice declared of it. with out offering radical explanation, “it Is In monster begotten of uatural instincts and intellectual confusion." In the j i varied forms of It there certainly l* i such confusion. It Is obvious in the presence of the strange and multiform manifestations and jH»rseciitions. even destroying life as au Imagined duty, which mark the new century, in Europe and the United States, dls trlcts where education, legal questions utid Christianity are much discussed and where the Inference would natu rally be that Justice and kindness are what each one owes to all others. Su* h obscurity must t»c cleared and also the foggy conclusion that this j prejudice Is from ••providence.'* But in order to classify this intellectual , confusion truth so that it becomes available we must consider the dis quieting fact that the monster is “be gotten of natural Instincts." I>et us see how it came about that a force ao ugly sprang from n normal Impulse. Primitive man, like other promising animals, developed a necessary caution ns to contact with people queerly and mysteriously unlike himself. This was protective, and rightfully so. The Infant in its cradle today Is I typical of the child-man and shows un ; mlatakable fear upon the intrusion of ! strange faces Into the nursery and in its feeble way attempts to avoid them, j Property, welfare and life Itself have j been conserved simply by the “offish" instinct. It has also had temporarily a wonderful use. pertaining to certain values acquired in the condition of rncinl Integrity, which we. will con Blder presently. Therefore We do not ' think of shyness In general as being 1 a bad or menu quality. However, It Is an involuntary ac knowledgment that Intelligence is lack big requisite to right conduct of lift j It bars Hie reciprocal relations neces sary to growth of civilization. So i primitive shyness or avoidance cannot always remain commendable. With ! general development it either takes an advanced form- ns. for instance. Just circumspection—or. with ••bunging re lations, it readily becomes pernicious The biologist knows that, when nor mal conditions are exaggerated, or strained they must become abnormal. In a similar way n rncinl distrust, once temporarily useful, drifts into unwarranted ohstn* ion or ruinous antipathy. The egoistic tendeucy, en couraged by sickly Intelligence. Invites prejudice to come In ninl expel recip rocal Justice. While tills may be due to mlstnke on the part of some, it real ly is n phase of selfishness. There is. of course, monstrous self ishuess not Identified with prejudice and not involved with racial relations. It distresses humanity today in the fonns of official betrayal of trust, child lubor schemes and monopolistic greed. Liko race maladjustment, such mani festations begin in unreasonable ex tension of natural Impulse and result In degradation. This particular perversion, we be lieve. as are those. Is now In the climax of its ugliness. Such phenomena con stitute the moral interregnum which DENVER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JAN. 27. 1912, now shamefully and fatally afflicts this country. True civilization seeks the balance between egoism and altru ism. In view of certain facts, some of which we briefly indicate, and of sig nificant typa! manifestations universal ly evident, "intellectual confusion” is no longer pardonable. The popular movement for education Is on a surer footing than ever before, doubtless because of Increasing inter est in the philosophy of evolution. In Its light, racial phenomena must be observed As for general safety—waiving the Idea of non-natural assistance and that of human reason—there is reme dial action in Nature herself. An instance of this truth is the spontaner ous movement of racial convergence, which proceeds as surely and about ns quietly anil safely as does the work ing of the law of gravitation. The result is publicly commented upon by some who do not understand it. A magazine writer has noted the increas ing number of people of mixed type, declaring that it is not much matter if scholarship can offer no explanation of this, as it will presently explain itself! Long ago the writer entered this field, and in ISOS a monograph np peared. ‘‘Nyett.a Segal” (Dillingham*. At least a few called It radical and ndequatc ns a pioneer sketch. These claimed for It priority as to identifica tion of the phenomenon with evolu tional laws, for there was dearth of : the portineut In textbook and cyclo ! fiedia. SHREWD BUSINESS MAN. Success of J. Jamison, the Lot Angeles Iron Merchant. One of the most gratifying signs of the progress which the rare is making is seen in the thrift ami industry of many ambitious individuals who in the far west nre engaged in lines of bus! ness other than the The manufacture of cotton fabrics, soap, statuary and the like has been under | taken. Quite out of the ordinary in deed we find Mr. J. Jamison of I .os 1 Angeles, Cal., engaged In the iron busi ness with marked success. lie has n large yard on isinta Fe ave nue, in Los Angeles, with improved fa ' oiMties for handling the commodity , and employs n large number of per sons in Ids establishment. By buyiug several tons of Iron at a time he is able to secure more reasonable terms 1 This has been one of the features of Ids success in the business which he has given careful study. Mr. Jamison is well known among the larg% iron manufacturers of the state, who recognize iu him those nee essary elements which characterize the successful man of affairs Mr Jamison started his business in a small way. lie proceeded cautiously, keep ing a close watch on receipts and ex penses. By this method he has kept on the safe side in a line of business not hitherto undertaken by our i>eoplc. Glsncos Club's Most Spoody Runnsr. Thomas Harris of the Glencoe Ath letic club in New York has again dem onstrated his ability ns the most speedy runner of the group. In the recent three nnd a half udle contest he cov erod the distance in *21 minutes 30 see onds. In the Inst half of the course he took his own time nnd came up to the finish in a walk, winning easily over Maauivn. his club mate, who op posed him. by 500 yards. Lynchsrs Are No Rsspectora of Person. The sentiment of the American poo pie knows no bounds. They choose any time or place to perform any ceremo nies which may appeal to their fads or fancies, says the Minneapolis (Minn * Twin City Star The lynching of Ne groes by white men Is prevalent, yet the lynching of white men by white men has proved that this lawlessness Is not born of prejudice alone, but out of a custom practiced by these public executioners, who disregard the writ ten laws ni the land and hold Justice as a mockery ROSMUND JOHNSON GOING TO LONDON. Mr. Rosmund Johnson, the colored composer and playwriter, will go to London in the early spring to see if the big city will support a colored theater, which would be the means of forming bookings. MUSKOGEE REPORT FALSE. Th« People Are Not Leaving the State For Liberia. Says Citizen. “Uurder will out." “Truth crushed to earth will rise again." are familiar say ipg* f the -wise and experienced ones in legal lofy and literature. About the middle of November a report was sent ut from Muskogee. Okla.. that ten families of Afro Americans in that town had parked up bag and baggage and sailed for Liberia and that 100 fami.ies more were ready to start in > the event they received a favorable report from tbeir friends in the first grou; Toe cause for the exodus, as alleged in the report, wns the curtailment of the political rights of the colored citi- i sens f the state. But a personal in- ; vetkigatioa of the matter shows that tlie report is utterly without founda tion A highly respected aud well in- | forn 1 citizen of Muskogee, and a irld* awake newspaper man at that, j give- the following version of the af fair, He says: “S- far as I know, there have ■ beet. io colored families to leave this city for Africa since 1 have lived here 1'his report, which seems to have been sent out from Muskogee. Is untrL.* and evidently a scheme to prej udice colored people in other states against coming to Oklahoma and tak ing up any more of the wealth pro duel: g lands of this state. colored citizens of Oklahoma r-e'not <o pessimistic of the political situation in this state as this article represents. The United States courts have decided that the famous ‘grand father clause* is unconstitutional and have sentenced some of those who en f reed it in this state, nud there is nothing which should induce our peo pie to leave.’* LA JUNTA, COLO. Mr. Jas Johnson of Glenwood Springs was in the city for a few days. He was the guest of Miss t .nche Smothers and parents while Mr. and Mrs. Hurt entertained very highly, also Mr. and Mrs. Gor don set a very elaborate dinner. Mr. nson's short visit was appreciated and we welcome him to our city tin. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. Jan. 23, 1912. Mr. William Jones is on the road recovers. Mr. J. J. Johnson has returned after pleasant vacation. While away he .ted Pueblo, Rocky Ford, La Junta l Denver. He reports having had lelightful visit. Mr. a. J. Walton of Denver stopped r in our city last Monday en route Alamosa. While here he was the st of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Ruussell. he sick people (with one excep n) are able to be out again. he mid-week prayer services at h churches are improving in at dance as well as spiritually, for eh we are very thankful. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are cozily ised in their new residence. \vhllc seated at home entertaining *‘ew neighbors with their grapha »ne last Monday night, a party of uty-ttve friends entered the house Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Adams, with sic. refreshments and presents and e them a complete surprise in »or of their second wedding anni sary. Those present and gifts pro ted: S. Hodge, towels; L. Walker . i wife, goods for apron and towels; l M. Russell and family, dresser S' rf and towels; A. J. Walton, Den . box thread; W. J. Foster, hand tag, towels and cotton; Swartz, Sr. an i Jr., with families; \V. Adams and "i e; Misses L. Robinson, towels; M. Swartz; Mesdames M. Thomas, pillow es; H. Wilcox, towels; IS. Ellis, lecloth; J. Higgins, handkerchiefs, < nvelopes and cotton; M. Brookins. 11 "vel and dresser scarf; N. De Neal amt D. Lawrence, centerpiece; A. M A. J. Walton was guest of honor. His host Invited him to accompany him for an outing. When they had .ached their destination Mr. Waltou was as much surprised as Mr. and Mrs. Adams. All hnd a delightful time and went home well sat is fled that they had accomplished their de sired purpose. DENVER PERSONAL MENTION Social News and Personal Mention Continued on Pages Two, Four, and Five SHORTER-ZION REVIVAL i SERVICES. At Shorter Chapel the meetings are now in full blast and much good is be ing accomplished. The attendance is at high water mark. Almost every service sees someone brought to Christ. Dr. W. H. Tillman is deliver ing some very strong gospel sermons that carry with them conviction to the heart of the unconverted! Sunday Services. 10:00 a. m.—Special evangelistic services in the Sunday school. 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. —Preach- ing by W. H. Tilman. Morning sub ject, “Faith and Confession, Means of Salvation;” evening subject, “Tradi tions of Men Fail to Save.” 6:30 p. m.—Evangelistic services in the Allen C. E. League. All are cordially invited to attend these meetings. Quarterly meeting at Campbell Chapel this Sunday, Jan. 2$th. Preaching at 11 a. m., by Dr. Ran dolph. The Communion sermon at 3:00 p in., by Dr. W. H. Tilman. the great evangelist. You should not fail to | hear him. At S:00 p. m., preaching ; by the pastor. All city pastors and j their congregations are invited to be with us at the 3 o'clock services. Last Sunday Rev. W. H. Prince, presidir" Mer of the Arizona Con ference .ached a soul-stirring ser mon at ii:00 a. m., that went home to the hearts of his hearers. At 8:00 p. m.. Rev James Washington of Chey ; enne, Wyo.. preached to a full house. ! He carried his hearers up to heaven, as it were, and set them down upon ; their thrones of glory. We invite jthese two gospel preachers to call ‘again Rev. Prince and his wife were the guests of Rev. Williams two or three days. They departed for Pueblo, Colo., Tuesday. Rev. Washington was called to this city to preach the fu neral of Dennis Henry, who died in Cheyenne. He made a profession be fore his death. The funeral was held at Campbell Chapel. BROWN AND SHETALL. The team of Brown and Shetall, , the well-known song and dance men j who have l*een doing the South all - winter with great success, are en j route to Denver, where they will play at the Pantages-Crystal theater. Some of the workers who are most ! interested in the Y. M. C. B. are nd- I vocating nowadays the purchase of a j 1 permanent home for the prosecution I of its work seven days in the week. The Brotherhood in last year had such a move under advisement. Its recurrence now may mean the carry ing out of a plan to that effect in this year. The Vnlted Brothers of Friendship and more especially the Sisters of the Mysterious Ten were much interested in the presence here Wednesday of the State Grand Master, W. H. Bess of Colorado Springs, who came up to Install the officers of Captolla and Webster Temples. S. M. T. After the installation, which was public, there was a social good time. The remains of Nathan Groves, j who died at 2442 Lawrence street. Tuesday, are in the hands of Under taker Lawhorn awaiting burial. The East End Progressive Whist Club met Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Wm Walker as hostess. Quite an interesting afternoon was spent \*oxt meeting with Mrs. Wm. Warren. 2809 Welton street, Saturday, Jan. 27. MRS. WRIGHT. Pres. Five Cents a Copt THE ALLIANCE NOTES AND COM MENTS. The following program is arranged for Sunday afternoon, Jan. 82th. This is the last of the bi-monthly meetings of the present month and the program carries as a feature the fourth paper of the Historical Research Series: 1. Current Literature and Comment. 2. Instrumental selection Mrs. Minnie Hayes 3. Select reading Miss Elsie von Dickersohn 4. Tenor solo Mr. P. W. Webster Clark, apron; Hunter, dresser scarf. 5. Paper, “The Negro As Shown in Biblical History” Mrs. Maud Kerr, Essayist Announcements. General Discussion. The Alliance wishes to put empha | sis upon the announcement that on j Feb. 4th will occur a joint debate i which carries much weight and is of I importance to the people of this com ‘ munity and the whole race. The de baters are both speaking from convic tion and upon a subject which they believe of vital importance: Resolved, That the lack of political liberty is a more fundamental evil than industrial inefficiency of our economic needs.” Affirmative, C. W. Buford; negative, C. A. Franklin. The subject matter is certainly timely and vital, the speakers are both of them well known in the com munity for public activity and plat form ability.. Each in his own way commands attention and each usually gets a hearing and convinces some one of the righteousuess of their pleadings. What they will have to say will be worth your while. Each speaker will be allowed thirty min utes in which to present his side, di vided as they may mutually agree, and when it is over—well, come and | hear and see for yourself. Y. M. C. A. You missed a great opportunity if I you did not hear Rev. Tillman at the j Men’s meeting at Zion last Sunday afternoon. Although there were many young men and ladies as well in at tendance yet we hope to see every man take advantage of these men’s meeting. Come to Zion at 3:30 Suu day afternoon. DR. DE FRANTZ. President B. PATRICK, Secretary. •BACHELOR GIRLS' CLUB.” The Bachelor Girls were enter tained most joyously at the home of Miss S. Walker last Saturday. The evening was spent in the usual aud untimely way. The guests of honor were Misses C.rac*- Burns and Cimi lotte Ensly. The winners of the even ing were Miss Lola Jacobs, first prize; Miss P. Lyons, second, ami Miss Mo sella Joseph seemed extremely con soled with the booby. DENVER WOMAN SINGS IN NEW YORK. In the New York Age' of Jan. 18 tlvere appears a good likeness of Mrs. Octave Dishman of this city with the note that she will appear in the Pro- Lenten Recital at Palm Garden Thurs day evening, Feb. 15. This recital. . which holds a leading place in the musical events of the great city, is open to singers of note or marked ability only and the choice of Mrs. Dishman for appearance there Is com mendation that pleases not only her , friends here but must gratify her to have such substantial recognition come to her. HEAR THE PEERLESS TRIO AT WEST BROTHERS’ SUNDAY EVEN ING. JANUARY 2S. NOTHING FINER. QUICK SERVICE, M KAIJ3 A LA CARTE.