The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 28, 1910 Page: 1 of 14
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K I; F. PINO K V E RLASTINGLV AT IT IS BOUND I O B K I N (i SI tl't
CASHION, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. JULY 28. 1910.
(Condition of Negro can not be
attributed to his lack of op-
"The negro is not the equal of
the Caucasian, because he has
never had an equal chance. For
250 years he was in bondage; for
4000 years he had been in the
tirst stages of cannibalism. Then
to deny him the right of suffrage
because of a condition imposed
and reated by his Anglo-Saxon
neighbor would be the superlative
of injustice. Therefore we shall
oppose the Grandfather Amend-
ment to the very last."
The above quotation (taken
from the editorial of a Republi-
can daily) is interesting. If the
editor means that the negro is
not equal to the Caucasian, we
admit it. If he means that the
Caucasian is responsible for the ,
negro's ignorance, we deny it.
If he means that the negro has;
never had a chance to remedy his
low condition, we must have time
to reflect. And the reflection in-
evitably takes us to prehistoric
uges, long before either race had
given to history a single written
If we accept the Adamic theory
of creation, both races in question
are coeval, created simultaneous-
ly, entering the contest for su-
premacy under the threatening
scintillations of the Archangel's
sword. If we accept the Darwin-
ian theory of creation, both races
are coeval, created simultaneous-
ly, entering the contest for su-
premacy, when the preface of his-
tory was written in the monkey
jungles of some Oriental land.
And if we accept any other the-
ory of creation, the conclusions
are the same—two races coeval in
origin and given equal opportun-
future. Each possessed without
knowing it, the future of his own
particular race. Each turned his
face and his course toward the
| sunset and began that mighty
struggle that has changed the face
1 of the globe.
The white savage went west-
■ ward, northward. He overran
the plains of Persia, of Tartar;
| he builded Babylon, Nineveh,
Persepolis; he carved the face of
the Sphynx, quarried the stones
of the Pyramids, wrote the Book
j of the Dead, and established the
Dispensary of of the Soul; he
i-i i1< >n i -/.ft] Phoenicia cave Car-
itv in the aggressive race of life.
Therefore, we conclude that each
race is today Exactly W hat It Has
Somewhere in the basin of the
Euphrates was the cradle of the
human race. Some thousand
years ago two naked savages (one
white, one black) stood in the
shadow ot Ararat and faced an
uneonquered world. Each was a
savage without education, culture
or capital. Neither had ever been
a master; neither had ever been
a slave. All the power either
possessed lay in his muscle, his
bone and his brain. The negro
was perhaps superior in muscle,
equal in bone, and---we shall see
as to brain.
Each, thus early, heard the
voice of the Infinite commanding
him to take the world as he found
it and to write the history of the
With every shave, hair cut or
tonic, I will give a number on a
$30.00 Phonograph and 20 records.
A number that draws the Phono-
graph and records is is deposited
in the bank. Are you the lucky
colonized Phoenicia, gave Car-
1 thage her commercial power,
J made Greece the intellectual
fountain head of all the ages, and
led a million captives to the gates
of Rome. He crossed the Alps,
filled Europe with cities, colleges,
factories, and farms; he made j
j France a vineyard, Germany a
wheat field, the British Isles the;
; citadel of Europe, and laughing
to scorn the barriers of the At- j
I lantic, lie laid in America the
foundations of the mightiest re-
public the world has ever known.
In short, he has given to the
world, all that the world has con-
sidered worth while. He has
given the world its inventions,
its philosophers, its creeds—ev-
erything that has made the world
habitable or respectable.
The black savage turned from
the Euphrates and started south-
westward. He crossed the isth-
mus, or the Red sea; ascended
the Nile, entered the brakes of
Centjal Africa, and there he has
made his home. By a natural
multiplicity of population he has
peopled the lake region, the Sou-
dan, and the Guinea coast. But
none of these regions has been
blessed by his entry—he has
brought the black curse of mental
and moral paralysis upon every
land his feet have pressed. And
there his race remains today as it
was 4000 years ago. It is as ig-
norant as it was in the days of
Abraham. It has never estab-
lished a single dynasty. It has
never produced a single warrior.
It has never bred a single states-
man. Its philosophy, its poetry,
its law its inventions, sleep still-
born in the pulseless nerve cells
of the Negroid brain.
A short time ago we stood in
the Carnegie library at Guthrie
and saw around us in many vol-
umes the concrete wisdom of a
hundred nations and of 4200 years.
There were the epics, the dramas,
the comedies, the histories, the
essays, the novels, the moral
treatises—all the world's literary
masterpieces, that have escaped
the touch and tooth of time. And
of those many thousands of vol-
umes, the negro race had written
not a single, solitary one.
Again we stood in the library
of the state supreme court. The
law of the world and of the world's
law--givers was around us. 1 lie
1 records of all the states and of
| many nations were there. 1 he
' classics of the bar were there.
()a pabi 1 i 1 y
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have devoted years to the service and the study of
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OF CASHION, OKLAHOMA
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The Open Door
THE FARMERS' STATE BANK has
opened legitimate banking privileges to this
community privileges long their due and
the people have shown their appreciation
therefor by the large and increasing patron-
age given this institution.
The Directors and Stockholders who make
the semi-annual examination of the bank, in
all its details, are men of twenty years'
acquaintance in this community.
It is to the interest of every farmer to
open an account with the FARMERS STATE
BANK. In addition to the safety afforded
by the conservative management of the bank;
the depositors are further protected by the
State Guaranty Fund, and rigid regulation of
the State Banking law.
This bank is doing a strictly banking bus-
iness, and engaging in 110 speculative
side line*, combinations or pools.
Our Deposit Account registers the con-
fidence of the community. It is not bolstered
by any outside money, public, banks or other-
We will clerk your sales, guaranteeing
satisfaction as in the past, and will render
full and detailed account therefor the next
day showing article, purchaser and price.
We will negotiate farm loans at the best
We pay interest on time deposits, large
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 28, 1910, newspaper, July 28, 1910; Cashion, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106902/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.