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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD
$1.50 Per Year In Advance.
Columbia Mo., Friday, December 20, 1901.
Vo.. r. No. 8-
Dr. J Terr and vife
arrix ed Monday from Olarks
It is rumored that the wed
ding bells will be ringing all
during the holidrys.
Mr. John Washington o
Kansas City, has been visiting
p rents and friends.
Mis. F. M. Bradshears and
Mrs. Margaret Akers wil
spend the holidays in St.
Mrs, Fannie Smith of Mil
waukee, Wisconsin, is viiiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mias J. Ethel Fowler of
the Fred Douglass school will
spend the holidays with her
parents Xenia, Ohio.
Prof, and Mrs. H. A.Clark
will attend the State Teachers
Association meeting in Kan
sas City, Christmas.
Miss Carrie Smith of I he
Fred Douglrss school will
spend the holidays with her
parents in Springfield, 111.
sr T-i v
mr. jjorreet Jjamme ar
rived Sunday from Oklahoma
Territory to visit his daugh
tcrs, Misses Mary and Birdie
Master Otis Moore who is
attending school et Roger
Williams University will
upend the holidays with his
mother, Mrs. K. M. Moore.
. Toilet sets glove and hand
kerchief cases, fine perfum
eries, make excellent Xmas
gifts and can be found at
. . At th A. M.E. Parsonage
last Monday evening, War
ren Wlison and Mrs. Callie
Rout, both of Columbia, Rev.
P. C. Crews officating. Mr.
Wilson is a well known resi
dent of this city, Mrs Rout
came here recently from Kirks
villa. They will begin houet
eeping immediately, at Mr.
Wilson's home on Clay-st.
Ke -I. Arlinerton Grant.
I a double ceremony
idence of Mrs. Jane
ecently the contract
es were Mr. Lexy
id Miss Ada Jackson
Why Pay Rent?
When you can buy a house
a J your own price in Garth's
addition. Three good lots for
sale, nicely located, $10 down,
and the remainder on easy
terms, apply to
Geo. M. Ropnett.
A Letter From Santa Claus J
Dec. 10th 1901.
Editor of The Profes
As the time is drawing
for me to come and see all the
little boys and girls I thought
I would write and tell you that
I am very busy packing up my
toys and every thing nice for
the good little fr Iks.
I recieved many nice lettars
from little boys and girls say
mg what they waited tor
Xmas. I will leave here on
the 20th and will be there on
the 24th. There is plenty of
snow, and my riendeers are
looking fine, we will bring
enough to fill every stocking
we find hanging up and we
hope all will have inierry
Xmas and a happy new yerr.
SANTA CLAUS' CORNER.
The following are some of the many
letters written by children of the public
schools and mailed to the Professional
World mail box;
Columbia Mo, Dec. 18th.
Dear Santa Claus
I thought I would write yon
a few lines to let yon kncv what I wait
for Xmas. I want some candy and
oranges, peanuts aid bananas,. and a
Columbia, Mo. Dec 18 1901
Dear Santa will you please bring
me a hat? I wait iitoi, and brim
Miss Eulaa dress mnd, I want a flag.
Dar Saata Claus
I live 00 Clay-st. now we moved
out there to Oct. I wish you would
hriig me suit of clothes and a pair of
shoes, drum, a bicycle aid a wagon-
Do not fotget me for if yea do I will bo
v Robert Clarkson.
,Age o-Grade 3rd.
I thought I would write you
few words to you I am well and hope
you are he same. I want a dm u
some candy and nuts, nrn'g.-s atd
bananas and an air rifle and an auto
mobile. Aiex Strawn.
Dear Santa Claus,
I thought I would wir v .
a few linn t ...i k,- th .t 3 am
; . ; i t ) u. end :"i
ti . w;(5--n 'rinn. .i d
I -. -e ' tw-'. (i).' (,") d t. -m hi''
Or A B M,irh. he is so kind ami
Mr A. B More and papa, mamma.
ranJnia ami wy brothers and sisters.
Jas U Williams.
Columbia, Mo ,
Dear Sa-i'a Clans:
Phase bring me a , iano, some" and'
and nuts. I um 7 years olc. Room 1
Dear Santa Claus: I thought I
would write you a few lines to let you
know I want a story book, some candy
bananas and some oranges.
feftf Santa Clans;
:. . , Please bring Die a dull, a d.d
aiti Ineeca book and ferlni ray teach r
aldterchlrr, Mist Douglass.
Ell Wlillans, 11 rears eld.
Colnsala, M ,
Dear Hants Clans;
I thought I write you a few
llnss to toll you What wa t. I want a
Piano nad a doll's1 bed, I want a sack of
oandy, I belliTe I will close.
Dear Saita Claus
want a doll, a move, a lamp a
pair of shoes, If you wnt to bring uie
what I want. Iam six j err old.
Effle Tayl r.
A. M. E. CHURCH.
Rev. P. C. Crews, Pastor
Order Of Services
11:00 a.m. Preaching
3:00 a. ra. Sunday School
7:30 p. m. Preaching.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
Everybohy cordially invited to attend
Ji. E. CHUR 11.
Knv. J. Amusqto& Oka r id u.
Ordbb Or ISkuvicks.
- 30 A. St. Sunday SuIiodI
11;00 a. M. Trench In a;
7;30 P. at. Preaching
Wednesday evening fr n,i) to '8:30
All Ana Mads W ki.com b.
Vumii m 'rt iilniolher In America.
Cheboygan, Mich., claims to have ths
oungest grandmother in America.
She married at 12, and gave birth to
daughter a year later. The child.
"ollowlng her mother's example, mar
rled young and lately when 16 years
sld gavs birth to a child, whose grand
uuioer is now a uiue over 29 ti
RUSSIAN SPIES HERE.
7 Am Imuiiik tmioh or Nihilist
Wta iMti Haras la America.
The Ruaslaa secret police are prob
ably the moat skillful In the world;
they need to be. In the daya of Na
poleon III. the police of France had
that reputation. They haven't It now
for the best of reasons. An emperor
needs skillful spies In all the world
a republic doesn't. Russia baa had Its
lessons In the death of the late czar
and in many attempts made upon ths
present ruler 80 the chief of political
police keeps agents in every great eity
la the world. New Tork, where so
many Ruaslaa nihilists have found
refuge; Ban Francisco aad Chicago are
specially favored in this way. Es
caped convicts from Siberia aometlmes
drift to the Pacific coast city, while
Chicago la watched on general prin
ciple. New York, however, is getting
to be nor and more the ehlef objert
nf solicitous attentions of the
viai a p.-nplc. The spies who keep tab
ta uiliil.iiti in America always claim
(o be nihilists thimaolvea, exiled fur
their political views, or escaped sus
pects. It Is their plan to secure admit
tance to some of the many nihilist clr- I
"(ea here and keep the police informed I
af what goea on. So long as the nlhl- j
lists confine themselves to speech mak- 1
Ing nothing It done about it. But, If
one of them should start for St. Peters
burg with such a mission as that which
took Bresci from Paterson the homo
authorities would be warned and stand
wady to receive him after certain well- 1
inown recedanta. As tor the spy, bis
ts a dangerous lift. If suspected he
may become at almost any time tao
aoro of a saysicrious murder case.
SOME WHYS ANSWERED.
I k Auolant anil Carious Origin of Ste
It la not surprising what a number
u' little things we do without knowing
tae reason. Why, for instance, do
Widows wear cape? Perhaps they may
bay because they make them look
pretty and interesting. But the real
reason Is that when the Romans were
In England tbey shaved their heads as
a sign of mourning. Of course a woman
couldn't let herself be seen wlth a bald
head, so she made herself a pretty .cap.
And now, though the necessity of wear
ing it has passed away, the cap re
mains. Why do we Jutve bows on the
left side of our hats? In olden times,
when men were much in the open air
and hats couldn't be bought for half
a dollar, it was the habit to tie a eord
around the crown and let the ends fall
on the left side to be grasped on the
arising of a oqwUl. They fell on the
left side so Ukor ssight be grasped by
the left hand, the rtaht bslnc
more usefully i-.-ged. Later on, the
ends got to a taed in a bow. and later
till, thssr beeams useless, yet the bow
has remained, and will probably re
main till tbc next deluge or something
of that sort. What is the meaning of
the crosses or Xs on a barrel of beer?
They signify degrees of quality nowa
days. But originally they were put
on by those ancient monks as a sort of
trademark. They were crosses in those
days, and meant a sort of oath on the
cross, sworn by the manufacturer that
his barrel contained sood liquor. Why
are bells tilled for the dead? This has
become so familiar a practice that a
funeral w.thout would appear un
christian. Yet the reason is quite bar
barous. Bells were tolled long ago,
when peoplewere being buried.in order
to frighten away the evil spirits who
lived In the air. Whv do fair ladi.
break a bottle of wine on the ship they
are christening? Merely another sur-
TiTai 01 Daroaric custom. In the davi
of sacrifice to the gods it was custom
ary to get som poor victim when a
boat was being launched and to cut
ale throat over the nrow. eo that his
blood baptised It. Why are dlgnlt 'ries
ooareneo by a salute when they visit a
orelgn portT It seems a curious aort
Of welcome, this firing off of guns, but
n seems ine custom arose in s. tstt
treasonable way. Oririnallv. a town
r a warship fired off their guns on the
pproaoa or unoortant and friandlv
strangers to show that thev had aurJi
faith in tne visitors' peaceful Inten
sions tbey didn't think It necessary to
keep rhelr gaa loaded. Whv "do we
eometlni throw a shoe after a brldeT
The reason la not very complimentary.
Tom or oia It haa been the habit of
mothers to chastise their children with
a shoe. Hence the custom arose of the
father of a bride making a present to
the bridegroom of a shoe, as a sign
hat ti wsa to be his right to keep hef
ta order. -Ciaotiinatl Enquirer.
Sometlrn-l It la.
It is true that the race is not always
to the swift, but it will be observed
that the American generally wins.
WIS KINO CANUTE.
ItstS 0 Taught I1U t'ourtlan a r
The old story of Canute rebuking his
courtiers Is well known to most of us.
King Canute, desirous of teaching his
nattering courtiers a lessen, caused his
throne to be set up un the seashore
as the tide was coming In and nearlng
Its height Surrounded by all the
great dignitaries of the kingdom, he
summoned the flatterers to his pres
ence and asked them if they believed
the sea would recognize his authority.
"Believe it," cried Earl Ealfryd, "there
Is no doubt of ft. Your majesty has
but to oommaatd, you will be obeyed."
The obsequioee courtiers Joined In a
oh or us of ss.y we, all of us." "Very
good." esid the king, "now do you,
each In turn, stand on the steps of yon
der thron and bid the sea retire."
Ills command was obeyed and courtier
after courtier, after complying, retired
baffled amid the Jeering laughter of
the populace. In this manner the time
was fully occupied until the hour of
flood was passed and the tide was Just
about the ebb when the king ascended
the throne. He bade the waves re
tire and was soon v left In triumph
upon dry ground, amid the loud ap
plause of his loyal subjects. "You see, 1
gentlemen," he said .turning to his :
courtiers, "there is all the difference
In the world between a regular three- '
ply all-wool king, like myself, and a
lot of Insignificant subjects like yon.
Let this experience teaea yon fee
CHARGE FOR FRESH AIR.
Ex iierl.Mii or
liHwIlinr in (jermaoj.
Many have u,u the doleful stories
of travelers i-oiurncd from Europe
upt the extortionate charges im
posed upon long-suffering American 1
in the lands across the Atlantic. And
now- comes a distinguished Chlcagoan
who declares thnt in Germany recently
he was charged for fresh air. With
his wife and family he was. Journeying
in a railway train. The air in the s'uf
fy little compartment becoming stsle
the wife of the Ohieagoan asked h.m
to communicate with the .guard le
each compartment in European t ,t
is a handle connected with a bell . u.
leading to the guards' cab. Near tins
handle la posted a notice warning ir
sMiers that the guard Is not te t-j
summoned except in dsperate coot.
s'lch as murclir. etc., under penaVtf.
The Chlcagoan could not read Qme
;:t lie knew that hLs wife want.'.
ii"!i air, so he gave the grip a JuV
IhiII. Tlie train, which was an cxpraui,
ili'ekened spevd and finally came te
'"!!! .-; i;. The guard and the engi.i
ii : . i rushed back excitedly, expratia.":
'i discover something very dire la
!"d. l'.y virtue of signs the Chlci..
fii'rin explained what he wanted.
Tin i-eal l;e was greeted with a atom
of almw. and he was very near aelnj
tire ;:iened with personal vlolens
llov.evei', the guard and the .engia
c river renirnnl t taeir posts and U,
c-p.in pro-reded. When. the Chicagnev .
and li!s party ar.-ived at their, destine
Hon he was met al the railway static
hy a jabbering n;o! of officials,' wl
promptly hauled h'.sa before an aum
functionary, who managed to inror
Mm that his little gayety with t
II eord would cost him Just 30 mar
' ''.ich lie must pay or go to pris
The Chlcagoan took the former all
'i4E KHEDIVE'S MISTAKE.
ftO fr 1 f li.lmi.s Dim Not In
lire-. Ilm Worlii.
Tht yriung Khedive of Egypt, who
iQtly visited Queen Vlctorla.charm
li every one who met him hy his tact
.i.i1 courtesy, Vayp. the Whitehall Re-
r 1 sr. His father, who also once visd.
tt '. the court of St. James, was a irirk
ill contrast to his son, being Intentiou
ti'rjr rude and brusque in order to as
urt his ore'n importance. He made It n
lieliit to I late lit coining to every en
Unainm at itlven in his honor, and
oboied aoint courtesy to hosts snd
sumts 01 his arrival. He was b'dden
to a state banquet at Windsor Castle.
g!van by the queen in his honor. The
Sotr appointed was nine o'cloclt, a
usual. The queen waited until the
euarter past had struck, and then lel
tie way to the dining room. Presnt
ly'the khedive arrive and entered wth
an aggrieved and astonished fact. The
'eueen quietly motioned him to the
recant seat on her right, saying: "Tn
England we never delay dinner for
any one. Your highness was htgh.y
complimented when I kept my guests
waiting fifteen minutes for you." Then
turning to her guest she said: "I have
to apologise to you all for it" Th
khedive never forgot the lesson. It
is not only klng3 who make the mis
take of being rude In order to aasert
their Importance; It is a frequent error
among uneducated people, and amoni?
selfish people who are educated. The
ignorant dinner-guest arrives late and
makes no apology. The self-important
salesgirl Is' indifferent and sometimes
Insulting In her manner towird her'
customers. The self-assertive con
ductor rudely shoves his passengers.1
There are men and women in every
class who Jostle euoh other and are
curt and arrogant, although perhaps at
heart they may be kindly disposed.
They are making the mistake of the
khedive. By the force of their rude
ness they try to Impress the world
with a semie of their power and au
thority. They forget, if they ever
knew, that real power and real author
ity do not need a label to distinguish
them. Youths' CompaulosL
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