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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD,
$1.50 Per Year in Advance.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEH. as, 1902.
VOL. I. NO. 1;
() what fine and lofty feelings,
Ever in the poet's mind,
Like the dreams of night ure stealing
For in him a friend they find.
For in him they know they're wel
come, Even as a thief they come;
He delights to give expression
Love and cherish every one.
Love and grief and desolation,
Joy and pain, and hope, despair,
Find in him a consolation
That can not he found elsewhere.
He's the chief, the king of nations,
Doctor, lawyer, priest and seer ;
Helps the high ami low in stations,
. (Jives to h11 a word of cheer.
Let us praise our ancient muses,
Let us love our modern ones,
Let the books the young one uses
Come from God's inspiring sons.
If yc want to see God's glory,
'Want to sit'around His throne,
Want to hear that sad sweet story
Told by His beloved Son,
Let us listen to our poets
As they sing redemption's song,
For (Jod's love they surely know it,
And with angels they belong.
Otis M. Sh ackei.foho.
Attend the Mass Meeting.
Hand bills have been circulated
announcing a mass meeting of all
citizens of Columbia at the Second
Baptist church, Sunday afternoon.
Everyone should attend as matters
of interest to the entire race will be
discussed. The call has been issued
by Dr. J. E. Perry.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 22, 1902
Washington's birthday was cele
brated with appropriate ceremonies
here yesterday afternoon. The fol
lowine program was rendered 111
Page Auditorium ;
Chant Lord's Prayer, Congre
Essay "Washington's Mother,"
Miss Lilian Collier, Irontou. (D
Normal, Prof. Reynold's Division.)
Chorus "The Star Spangled
Paper "A Pure Man," Freder
ick R. Parker, Rolla. (B Normal,
Prof. Coffin's Division.)
Music Orchestra, (a) Selected
Paper "A Pure Patriot," Wil
fred Wise, Kansas City. (C Nor
inal, Prof. Murray's Division.)
Paper "First in War," Edward
Keene, St. Charles. (A Elementa
ry, Mrs. Jackson's Division.)
Chorus "Red, White and Blue."
Paper "First in Peace," T. E
Martin, Columbia. (C Normal
Prof. Bias' Division.)
"N ""Oration "First in the Hearts of
His Countrymen," Jas. Fulbright
Springfield. (A Normal, Professor
Chorus-4-Battle Hymn of the
Essay "Lessons of the Hour,"
Miss Sarah Smith, St. Louis. . (A
' Normal, Prof, (jarnetl's Division.
Citizens of Fulton are glad to find
relief from intense winter weather
in bright days and dry streets. In
deed it seemed that winter was go
ing to continue all winter.
The fire alarm was sounded at
9 o'clock a. m. Saturday and indi
cated a flame on Grand Avenue
,The fire, it is reported, did little
Citizens and relatives of Rena
Pleasant were saddened by he
death in our city, as a result of
The man who rides fifteen miles
to see his "best girl" is not janitor
of any of our churches but if he
can s;ci imiii on me rope lie win i
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ring the wedding bells. Come
again, Mr. ''Would-be-janitor, but
leave (), leave that smile.
The Martha Washington club
gave an entertainment at the resi
dence of Mrs. C. Robnett. The
program was excellent and consist
ed of an opening song by the club,
invocation, Mrs. 12. Harris; song
by club; paper by Mrs. M. IJrown,
subject, "Training Children;" vocal
solo, "Nobody Wants Me Now,"
Mrs. C. Robnett; Paper by Mrs.
R. Payne, subject,"I2vil Influence;"
solo by Mrs. C. II. Minor. Dis
cussion Woman Suffrage Affirm
ative, supported by Mrs. L. Hell
and Mrs. Z. Younsr; negative, by
Mrs. C. II. Nichols and Mrs. E.
Y illiams. .Closed by club motto,
Visitors, Misses Martha Smith,
Lena Foster, Geraldine Bell, Lillian
Term examinations of last week
n Fulton Public Schools were very
satisfactory. No demotions, several
The M. 12. church gave an
tertainment r nday evening m hon
or of Washington's Birthday. It
;as very interesting and instruc
tive. 1 lie principal part was a
liscussion, "Resolved, that Wash
ington was a greater man than
l.,iiu'olii. 1 lie amrmativc was
supported by Mr. W. I. Cooper and
Rev. C. Cato ; negative, by Messrs.
12. A. Minor and T. W. Brovles.
Decision rendered in favor of .the
negative. Officers realized a hand
some little amount from the affair
for the church.
I hose who serve at the Lunatic
Asylum teel somewnat uneasy as
there is soon to be an inauguration
of the new superintendent and other
officers. We hope everything wi
be done foithe best for the unfor
1 tie 1 eiegrapn in quoting rrom
a subscriber's letter, says the colored
people of North Dakota enjoy social
privileges such as can not be en
joyed in Missouri. Occasionally
points will snow wnere there is
good for the colored man.
President Scruggs Here.
President E. L. Scruggs
Western College at Macon M
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I'MtM l.V J VVIIIIHIIMU a. tl.lll
last Sunday preaching at the Sec
ond Baptist church at 11, a. in. and
30 p. in. 11 or, Scruggs is u
leading educator and pulpit orator
of our race, bis work in building
up Western College reflects credit
not only upon the Baptist connec
tion but upon the entire race-
While here he was the guest of
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Perry.
The Death of Beverly Chapman.
After an illness of four weeks
Mr. Beverly Chapman died at his
home in this city Sunday morning
Mr. Chapman was born in Ala
bama in 183 1 ami was 71 years of
age at tne time 01 nis iieatn. lie
came to Columbia in 1840 and has
resided here ever since. He was a
most highly respected citien a de
vout Christian and a man of devo
tion to duty. For twenty years he
was superintendent of the A. M,
E. Sunday school of which church
he was a member. lie leaves a
widow, Mrs. Margaret Chapman,
with whom he lived in matrimony
for fifty years, and four children,
Mrs Thomas Ridgeway and Mrs.
Robert Rummaus aud William
Chapman of this city and Mrs. J.
W. Sexton of Hannibal, Mo. His
funeral services were held at the
A. M. E. Church Monday after
noon Rev. P. C. Crews preaching
the funeral sermon, after which the
remains were taken in charge by
the Masonic fraternity aud laid to
rest in the city cemetery with ap
propriate ceremonies. Pres. R. II.
Jesse and Col. W. F. . Switzler of
uic c-iau- vmversitv were amonjr
the white friends who attended the
funeral services and made very ap
propriatc remarks concerning the
life and character of Mr. Chan-
Prof. John llannistcrof Vandalia
spent Saturdav and Sandav with
Prof. Ernest Emory, .who has
closed a successful school at Ash-
land, is now at home in Columbia,
JJuy meat at U. li.. Kadcr s new
meat market, two doors north of
Buy your silks, laces and em-
broideries at HubbelTs dry goods
out a-rain after an attack of Vippe.
No one should have damp feet
when rubbers are sold at less than
cost at Miller's.
S2.500 stock of mi inerv sold at
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Mr. I esse T. Bass and Mr. Geo.
Booth, of Mexico, attended the fu-
neral of Mr. Beverly Chapman,
R. F. Rogers', headquarters for
carpets, mattings and oil cloths.
Mr. lames Harris is on the sick
Go to O. 12. Rader's for all kinds
special prices on musnn unacr-
c (.1 f! I
wear at Hubbell's.
The Columbia baud has
paying for their instruments which
they purchased of Lyon and llealy
of Chicago, recently. The band
will be christened and named by
Dr. I. 12. Perrv at some future date.
Just received, at R. F. KKers'
a full line of carpets, rugs and mat-
were held at tne r red
ti . I 1 1 t
school last Saturday.
O. 12. Rader has the most up-to
date meat market in the city ; 'phone
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brashears
snent hmiL av wit i relatives at aic-
Clearing sale of all kinds of shoes
at C. B. Miller's.
See samples of dress patterns at
The little son of Mr. lack Booth
is some better.
Just received, at R. F. Rogers',
a new line of walking skirts.
ivev. aiui airs. j. vv . oexiou icii
ix..Tlr I a. i.f.
Tuesday for Hannibal.
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pets, mattings and oil cloths at R.
$2,500 stock of hats, ribbons and
an kinds ot trimmings to be sold at
auction Saturday at 10 o'clock.
hhoes ot an kmus, styles auu
sizes at less than cost at Miller's.
Extra conies of the Professional
World can always be secured by
calling at 305 N. Fifth St.
li.i 17. tt tirullt mut rn tn ( 1
E. Rader s new meat market, two
doors north of Statesman1 office
Have your spring jacket ordered
t ilUbbeU t
Mrs. J. Arlington Grant arrived
from Atchison, Kansas, Monday,
where she has been several weeks,
Just received, at R. F. Rogers',
a new line of walking skirts J call
and see them.
$2,500 stock of millinery to be sold
at auction Saturday, beginning at
(0 o'clock, Whittle building.
Mrs. Charlotte Lange aud Misses
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spent Saturdav and Stindav at Me
R. F. Rogers carries the most
complete line of carpets, oil cloths
and mattings in the citv.
Get prices on all dress goods at
(). 12. Radcr's
nuat market on
North 8th St.
Evidences of Race Progress.
BY KEV. A. L. ORMONDE.
Who can express the joy which
the emancipation proclamation
brought to the individuals to whom
freedom came as a second birth!
Yet it meaut more to the nation
than to any individual. Who can
enumerate the boundless and uum-
berless blessings that it showered
uPon a race loug "eld in bondage!
Yet it meant more to the whole
Lftllrirv finn t.n nnv nnpn Tn
PiPhrn W this Pvnt.. wbi,h Jbnll
ovol. ,.omilin ronn , noiu nt
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of this nation, and greater still as
iHuumars aioug uie pain way 01
nn nan nr. unii rni.iw.riT nrw. anriAn I
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ov wnicn man snail reacn nis nign-
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uk.- r. iiuuuiiiiiiiiui r. 1. iiiiriiuurur.nuii
principles of justice, freedom aud
ghall be in fact) and not
in fancy, the common heritage of
all; we are not narrow, selfish or
clannisn, out demonstrating our
patriotic, loyal American spirit,
that acknowledges and honorsevery
noble act and exalted ideal of the
We honor the Hag. Standing
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loyalty to be as deep as its azure
We, and our devotion as true as
its stars of white
" ue8 worua
?f statesmen, heroes, orators and
We recall the deeds and words
legislators, ana rememoer mat we
are 3ust nelrs 01 tne best taat tll,s
nation has ever won bv valor on
the battle field, achieved in leiris-
L . halh Qr prou,ailllea from
the public platform.
We honor our heroes, both
dead and living. Douglass, the
ueerless prince of the platform :
Langston, the silver tongued
nMinr. Uni Hi riinum,i
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statesman: Williams, the his-
Gamett, Cruminell and
ravne. eionueui enamrnons 01
I.i, 1 . 1 . n
righteous. less ana tne rignts 01
their race. have, with a multitude
of others, passed over to the silent
...air...itAr Thv in irravM
over whiuh the shining marble
well tell of their valor, their
virt ues and their victories.
The race now pays taxes on
$600,000,000 worth of property,
owns 130,000 farms, 150,000
homes and has raised $10,000,000
if g own uducation. Two Ne-
have beeu United States
I VlonotAi-j anil tarn huva nrfiffnn
their names upon the currency of
the nation. A Negro has been
governor of one of the states of
this Union, and twenty have been
members of Congress. The leg
islatures of all the Southern states
have had Negro members, and
Uo tUe Northern states of
m aB(,hnsfit.f.s. Rhode Island.
O hio. Illinois, Indiana- and
Michigan. Albany, IN. i., Charles
town, Mass., aud Detroit, Mich.,
have had Negro judges. The leg-
liclar.nra nf f 1 lropn m hna hRtl n
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Columbia a Negro Uuited States
marshal. the legislature of North
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lorrtl-riR linn nriimirnari in rPonAnr
fa the memory-of a Negro and
placed the flag of the capitol at
half mast. Negroes have been or
are now collectors at the ports of
Wilmington, N. C, Bedford, S. C,
Savannah, Oa., Jacksonville, Fla..
and Galveston, Tex. A colored
man has presided over the de
liberations of the United States
Senate performing the duties
i.inc .Minium ami isinlie .amine
I Vice President of
states, uur young
graduated with honor from
Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Am
herst, Brown, Oberlin, West
Point and many other famous
institutions of learning in this
country. We have 30,000 school
teachers, 500 physicians, 250 law-
yers, 3 banks, 300 authors. 400
editors and so many preachers
that no oue has tried to couut
them. (Southwestern Christian
TWO IMPORTANT DAYS.
February has two days that bid
the busy rushing American pause
a moment to reflect. The twelfth
and the twenty-second of February
are holidays in some states in
honor of two great Americans
Lincoln and Washington. More
and more do people grow to feel
that Ptical lessons for the every
W "ruggteoi living can be
gained by a study of the lives of
.. t, ,w0of t
VIU U'lU KlUKOU IUCU, A J IU1S
generation, Liinooin is a name as
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lived in periods that differed from
our own in every condition, ma-
terial and political. The nation of
today bears small outward sem
blance to the nation that Wash
ington nurtured in its fancy and
Lincoln upbore through the pangs
of maternity, for out of the storm
and travail of the Civil War was
born a nation, a new nationality
and a new feeling of unity. Con
ditions have so changed that we
pun not iiidrrn t.hn men hv th
standards of the present but we
can judge them by the never
changing mea8ure of raanline88i of
singleness of purpose, of simplicity
Qf manner &ui of inakeg
fof moral ftnd meQtal worth ft
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names may become only names
w ith a general and vague admir
t ion given to them by the youth
of the nation. Every child in this
land should be given a good read
aDle Diograpny 01 uincoin and 01
wasmngtou so mat tne lives or
ose ,nea ,nay De real living
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entities in uie miuus 01 me coming
Keneration. Exercises are held in
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'UUS1' Ul UUD ouuouia um
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necessainy uiese must De aevotea
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I Tliana a tA ornrilu rantha a nsl rti n
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pels to be understood by a care
ul reading or these two lives,
repseseutiug as tliey do the
aristocratic side of our people
though Washington and the "plain
people" through Lincoln. Both
I i 1 i...:n: a
extremes can auu upuuuuiug ot
our u&ti0a W aa a(jklve interest in
puono auairs. AUese iwu nu
tauBni iattt auu a perusal 01 tueir
la 1 1. 1. 1 t J 1 0 1 1 ' . . I
llve "in continue ineir spirit in
Ii! ;n Ai .L.;.
the new generation aud the new
WHY CHURCH PROPERTY
IS NOT TAXED.
In discussing the question,
"Should church property be
taxed!" before the Missouri Theo
logical institute, in session at
Macon, Mo., recently, Mr. R. W.
Barrow, a well-known criminal
lawyer, said s
"The purpose of the government
is to keep the peace. In the pur
suance of this Object it employs
soldiers, militiamen and policemen
The church is in a different, but
fully as effective, way, accomplish
ing the same work that is perform
ed by the strong arm of law, at no
expense whatever to the govern
ment. It is daily doing police duty
on a large scale. It makes men
better, it induces them to obey
the law, and then they need no
repression. The church says : 'You
- should not.' Tne law says: 'You
shall not.' The euds sought are
DON'T OFFEND THE KINO.
Congressman Wheeler of Ken
tucky has learned that now-a-days
to speak evil of royalty even here
in America is to be cast upon the
world cold and friendless. How
the metropolitan papers continue
to dig into him for his recent ut
terances in the House would go to
ndicate such condition anyway.
great many goggle-eyed con
gressman have disavowed his ut
terances as not at all representing
Democratic sentiment. We are
not so sure, however, that Mr.
Wheeler didn't utter a good many
truths and that among the rank
and file of both parties the bulk
of his remarks will not be favora
bly accepted. "Good manners"
and Democracy are not at variance
but no straight-laced Democrat
was ever able to find the embodi
ment of good manners in a flunky.
Many city editors have served so
long in the capacity of flunky for
the corporation behind them that
it comes quite natural for them to
condemn disobedience on the part
of the great independent element
in this country.
The St. Louis Republic, a Dem
ocratic paper, seems to be woefully
at outs with Mr. Wheeler for his
notable speech against extrava
gance and the stealthy approach
of uuamerican ideas. The Repub
lic of the 22dinst. says: "Con
gressmen who will persist in criti
cising the protest of Representa
tive Wheeler of Kentucky against
the courteous treatment of Prince
Heury of Prussia are wasting am
munition. Indeed, it is doubtful
now whether Mr. Wheeler has not
performed a valuable public ser
vice in making an ass of himself.
The promptness of the American .
repudiation of his utterances will
show the world that American men
have a proper conception of their
duty as gentlemen."
The utterances of Mr. Wheeler
at which the Republic is offended
are as follows:
"Divisions of public sentiment
among the people of the United
States are to be desired. But un
til the inauguration of the Presi
dent in 1897, there never was any
division of sentiment upon one
great question, and that was the
splendid isolation of the Republic
and its fixed determination to
hold aloof from entangling allian
ces with foreign Powers.
"We are appropriating thou
sands of dollars and the Ato
maniacs and the European man
iacs are falling over each other to
get to see the Kaiser's brother
come over and take charge of a
1 u le ghi
i ..V hat difference does it makes
hftth.p he is Prilice nenrv or
nott There are thousands of
citizens of this Republio following
the plow as noble, as honest, as
intelligent as Prince lienry or
Prince anybody else.
"Why do the American people ,
give heed to this foolish and dis
graceful flunkeyism enacted by the
present administration 1"
We fear those who believe tne
Kentucky representative has com
mitted au unpardonable sin do not
get the sentiment for such a be
lief from the "American men "
proper. Americans are "gentle-
men" naturally ana usually don't
have to strain the publio treasury
to convince European people of
their proper status.
flFvelxnd and tta Secret Service
The Hon. Daniel Scott Lamont,
speakhig ot secret service agents, said
the other day: "Mr. Cleveland was a
very bard man to get along with whea
he was president. It Is all over now,
but newspapers had a lot ot fun witfc
President Cleveland over those MSf
try boxes erected In the White rlooM
grounds. These boxes were rcU4 tjr
the District of Columbia authorities.
As a matter of fact. President Clre
land wouldn't have a secret serrto
agent around him. Ha ih a mighty
hard man to handle la this reayeal.
He didn't like the secret aertiee agtala
tnd wouldn't have them wlU him."
New York Sua.