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( OF THl MISSOURI STATESMAN.
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Mass, of Mexico, for subscription
to the Professional World.
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to the Professional World.
Wk are glad to note that a nuni
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A copy of the New Bloomfield
News reached our desk last week. J
It is a neat newsy paper, edited by
R. R. Dunn, who is an experienced
newspaper man. A home printed
newspaper is something new for
the people of New Bloomfield bail
iwick and we predict for the News
And now Senator Ben Tillman
discovers that he is not permitted
to eat at the table where Booker T.
Washington dined last fall. Per
haps the Palmetto statesman will
observe that the President takes
into consideration qualities other
than the color of a man's skin when
selecting his uests.
We regret to have learned 're
cently of the death of the mother of
Prof. B. I Allen, of Savannah, Ga,
Prof. Allen was fur a number of
vears vice president and professor
of pedagogy hi Lincoln Institute,
where he has many friends among
the students and patrons of the
school in the state who sympathize
with him in his bereavement. Prof.
Allen is now director of the depart
ment of pedagogy at the Georgia
State Industrial College at Savan
Thk students of the senior class
at the University of Nebraska were
somewhat divided upon the subject
when it was found that Booker T.
Washington had been invited to
deliver the commencement address,
but finally ratified the sel
The name of the colored educator
was placed down eighth on the list
which the students accepted. The
preceding seven were unable to be
present, anil as the name of Mr.
Washington came next" in order he
LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME.
A certain lady met with a ser
ious accident, which necessitated
a very painful operation and many
months' confinemont to her bed,
says one of our exchanges. When
the physician had finished his
work and was about taking his
leave, the patient asked: "Doctor,
how long shall I have to lie here
helpless!" "Oh, only a day at a
time," was the cheery answer j and
the poor Buffer was not only con
fronted for the moment, but many
times though the succeeding weary
weeks did the thought, "Only a
day at a time," comeback with its
quieting influence. Ram's Horn.
All person who are interested in
the success of The Professional
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ronizing the business men who ad
vertise in these colums.
PERFUMES AND HEALTH.
Pure violet essence is said to be
especially suitable to nervous people-
But it must be obtained from
the flowers tuemselves, not from
the chemical imitations. Chemi
cally derived perfumes are irritant,
poisonous even, to persons of
especially sensitive constitution.
True flower scents are obtained
in three ways. First, by spreading
fresh blossoms npon glass thickly
smeared with pure grease, letting
them stand in the sun, aud as they
wilt replacing them until the grease
is as fragrant as the flowers ;
second, by repeatedly infusing
fresh petals in oil, aud third, by
infusing them in either, which is
then distilled to a dry solid.
As this solid sells for about $250
au ounce it is easy to understand
why,the either process, though far
aud away the best, it is not com
monly used. But the scented
grease and the essences made by
steeping it in pure spirit are never
cheap. After all the p(ut possible
has been extracted from the grease
it is still fragrant enough to make
the very finest perfumed soap.
All the citrene scents, bergamot,
uerol, orange-flower water, are
refreshing, and in a degree stim
ulating, if properly prepared. To
make a lasting perfume some
animal base is essential musk,
civet or ambergris.
We offer One Huudred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's
F. J. Cheney & Co., Trops.,
We, the undersigned, have
known F. J. Cheney for the last
15 years, and believe him perfect
ly honorable in all business trans
actions and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by
their firm. West &Traux, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O., vv aid
ing, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Price 75c. per bottle.
Sold by all Druggists. Testimo
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
JUST THREE THINGS.
"I once met a thoughtful scholar,'!
says Bishop Wipple, "who told me
that he had read every book he
could which assailed the religion
of Jesus Christ, aud he said he
would have become au infidel but
for three things :
"First-I am a man. I am going
somewhere. To-night, I am a day
nearer the grave than I was last
night. I have all such books can
tell me. They shed not one solitary
ray upon the darkness. They shall
not take away the only guide and
leave me stone-blind.
"Secoudly-I had a mother. I saw
her go down into the dark valley
where 1 am going, aud she leaued
on an unseen arm as calmly as a
child g0ea to sleep on the breast
of jt8 niother.
"Thirdly-I have three mother
less daughters and he said it with
tears in his eyes they have no
protector but myself. I would
rather kill them than leave them
in this sinful world, if you blot
out from it all the teachings of
An early Easter is said to indi
cate an early spring. This year
Easter Sunday comes on March 30.
Do yon know how to tell when
Easter is duet It is easy if yov
look up the history and teachings
of ancient erudites. According to
their teachings, Easter is the first
Sunday after the first full moon
after the sun crosses the equator
on March 21, and the first full
moon after that date is march 23,
and the first Sunday after lhat is
March 30. Easter Sunday comes
early tuis year and consequently
an early spring will follow.
CHEMISTRY OF TEARS.
Tears have their functional duty
to accomplish, like every other
fluid of the body, and the lachrymal
gland is not placed behind the eye
simply to fill space or to give ex
pression to emotion, says an
exchange. The chemical prop-
erties of tears consist of phosphate
of lime and soda, making them
very salty, but never bitter. Their
action on the eye is very beneficial,
and here consists their prescribed
duty of the body, washing thor
oughly that sensitive organ, which
allows no foreign fluid to do the
same work. Nothing cleanses the
eye like a good salty shower bath,
and medical art has followed
nature's law in this respect, advo
cating the invigorating solution
for any distressed condition of
the optics. Tears do not weaken
the light, but improve it. They
act as a tonic on the muscular
vision, keeping the eye soft and
limid, and it will be noticed that
women in whose eyes sympathetic
tears gather quickly have brighter,
tenderer orbs than others. When
the pupils are hard and cold the
world attributes it to one's dis
position, which is a mere figure of
speech, imploying the lack of
balmy tears, that are to the cornea
what salve is to the skin or
nourishment to the blood.
THE NEW SHIRT WAIST.
Reliable New York authority on
styles forecasts the following for
the new shirt waist that will soon
make its appearance:
The first shirt-waist of spring
will have the tight upper sleeve.
It will have a full lower arm.
Its cuffs will be broad and very
It will be buttoned atone side.
The buttons will be very deco
rative. It will show rows and rows of
Its collar will be quite distinct
from its stock.
Collars proper will be wide and
will lie down in sailor fashion.
Stocks will be stiff and will
stand in military style.
Watches, clocks and
Jewelry repaired by an
at Hopper's Drug Store
EXPLANATION OF BIBLE PHRASES.
Prom the Christian World.
A day's journey was about
twentythree and one-fifth miles.
A habbatn day s journey was
about an English mile.
A cubit was nearly twenty-two
A hand's breath is equal to three
and five-eights inches.
A finger's breadth is equal to
about one inch.
A shekel of silver was equal to
about fifty cents.
A shekel of gold was $8.
A talent of silver was $538. 30
A talent of gold was $13,809.
A farthin was three cents.
A piece of silver or a penny was
A mite was less than a quarter
of a cents.
An ephah, or bath, contained
seven gallons aud five pints.
ENDLESS CHAIN SCHEME.
Cleveland, Ohio, February 14
An endless-chain letter scheme,
started by some person unknown
to the officials of the McKiuley
jNatiouai Memorial association, is
giving serious work to the clerks
of the organization, both at Cleve
and and Canton. Already $1000
has been received through the
cnain letters, eacn 01 wnicn con
tain 10 cents.
These letters Are being sent to
Judge William R. Day at Canton
ana tne omce iorce ot tne associa
tion there has found it impossible
to handle the big volume of mail
As a result the letters are placed
in sacks and shipped from Canton
to Myron T, Ilerrick the national
treasurer at Cleveland. The last
shipment contained 3000 letters.
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FACTS ABOUT THE WABASH.
Republic, Feb. 4.
The Wabash has just placed or
ders for more than $3,000,00 0
worth of eighty-pound steel rails.
This summer $1,000,000 in steel
rails will be laid on the Wabash
lines to Kansas City, to Omaha,
and to Des Moines.
Sixty-thousand tuna of steel
rails will be laid on the Wheeling
and Lake Erie and on the Pitts
It is the intention to have the
rails for the Western lines down
in time for the World's Fair in
St. Louis. Contracts for the work
will soon bo let, aud the con
Btructiou will, then immediately
Orders for these rails have just
been placed by President Joseph
Ramsey, Jr. He said yesterday:
"The finest roadbed iu the
world is not too good for us. The
World's Fair is going to bring
hundreads of thousands of people
into St. Louis. We intend to
make our record for currying
visitors to the Fair eclipse that
made by us during the Pan-
American Exposition at Buffalo."
The road is already figuring on
an enlargement of service, and an
addition to equipment to handle a
tremendously heavy business. In
crease in the company s gross
earnings for the fiscal year, July
1901 to January 31, 1902, have
reached almost $1,000,000, and the
passenger department has made
the remarkable record several
times of almost equaling the earn
ings of the freight department.
The company's Pittsburg" im
provements are well under way.
Everything in that direction will
be completed in time for the Fair,
which is the objective time of all
the road's improvements.
Prom the Stoutville Banner.
Het Watson, who is telegraph
operator for the M. K. & T. at
McKittrick, says the people of
that vicinity engaged in a "gander
pulling" contest on Tuesday of
last week, which he states is an
annual event at that place and
creates considerable excitement.
A gander is huug up, his feet be
ing tied tight and fast to a cross
pole, and the contestants ride
under at full speed in tournament
fashion and take a pull at his
neck, which has been greased in
order to render the feat more
difficult. There is a prize for the
one who jerks off the gander's
head, and he is the man of houor
at the evening ball which always
follows the contest. The ladies
also engage in a similar contest, a
rooster being substituted iu place
of the gander, and the lady who
gets his scalp is the honored lady
at the ball. The , people of that
community do not consider the
sport of doubtful propriety. Ilet
says he took no part in the con
test, but just stood by and watched
the performance. It may be great
sport for both contestants and
spectators', but our sympathy is
with the gander and rooster. It's
sure pretty tough ou them.
THE SEDALIA FAIR.
From Mexico Intelligencer.
Hon. J. A Potts is home from
bedalia, where he attended a
meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the Board of Managers
of the Missouri State Fair, of
which he is a prominent number.
Among other arrangements made
for the holding of this exhibition
in 1902, was that of arranging for
the opening of the state circuit,
which includes all the State Fairs
in the United States. It was ar
ranged bo that the opening of the
Missouri State Fair on the 18th of
August would also be the opeuing
of the United States Fair circuit,
the Missouri fair being the first
on tne circuit. For this reason in
particular ana many others in
general, the exhibition of live
stock at the fair this year is ex
pected to be much greater and
more extensive than last, and the
people of the state are assured of
a goodly number of all other kinds
of exhibits as well.
The simplest remedy for Indigestion, Consti
pation, Billiousness and the many ailments
arising from a disordered stomach, liver or
bowels, is Ripans Tablets They have accom
plished wonders and their timely aid removes
the necessity of calling a physician for the
many little ills that beset mankind. They go
straight to the seat of the trouble, relieve the
distress, cleanse and cure the affected parts
and give the system a general toning up.
TAX COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED.
Gov. Dockery Monday appointed
following named State Tax Com
mission, as provided by the act of
April 17, 1901, to revise Chapter
119 of the Revised StHtutes of
Missouri of 1899, relating to revenue
and the assessment aud collection
thereof : Judge William M. Wil
liams, Boonville; General Edward
C. Crow, Jefferson City; Hon.
Peyton A. Parks, Clinton. The
Commission will meet in Jefferson
City on Saturday, February 22nd,
for the purpose of organization.
MARCH WEATHER IN COLUMBIA.
The following data for mouth of
March have been compiled from
the records of the local Weather
Bureau office and cover a period
of twelve years :
The mean or normal tempera
ture of March is 42 degrees. The
warmest March was that of 1894,
with an average of 50 degrees, and
the coldest was that of 1890, with
an average or at degrees, me
highest temperature recorded dur
ing any luarcn was . degrees,
on the 27th, 1895, and the lowest,
C degrees below zero, on the 1st,
1890. The average number of days
with minimum temperature below
32 degrees is 17. The average date
of the last killing frost in spring
is April 13th.
The average precipitation for
March (rain and melted snow) is
3.07 inches, and the average num
ber of days with .01 of an inch or
more, 11. Ihe greatest march pre
cipitation was 5.33 inches, iu 1897,
and the, least, 1.13 inches, in 189G.
The greatest amouut of precipita
tion recorded in any 24 consecu
tive hours was 1.91 inches, on the
30th and 31st, 1895. The greatest
amount of snowfall recorded in
any 24 hours was (5.5 inches, 011
the 19th and 20th, 1895.
The average number of clear
days is 8 j partly cloudy days, 9,
and cloudy days, 14. The prevail
ing winds have been from the
northwest. The highest velocity
of the wind was 51 miles,
the southwest, ou the 11th,
A Chilli's Odd Notion.
John Kendriek Bangs is ot the opin
Ion that the finest humor frequently
drops unconsciously from tho lips of
childhood. As an illustration of the
idea he tells this story: "Hennessey,
formerly foreman of the Herald's com
posing room, had a little daughter
vho said: 'Mamma, what are the
tars?' "The stars, my child, are the
Vngel Gabriel's lamps. Every night at
.willght the angel files out of the gate
of Paradise with a torch and lights all
the stars.' On the following evening
a storm darkened the heavens and the
lightning zigzagged across the sky.
The child ran to her mother, exclaim
ing: 'Mamma, I think the angel Is
going to light its lamps now.' 'Why do
you think so, my daughter?' 'Because
he is striking his matches on the
ky.' "New York Times.
( mnrti of Centurr.
During the nineteenth century
:V courts were discovered, aa
. -; ai t eixty-two in the eighteenth
nt my. The nineteenth century also
lehuld a greater number of large and
jrllliant comets than did its predeces
sor. The finest of these were the
comets of 1811, 1843, 1858, 1881 and
1882. In the year 1800 only one peri
odical comet was known, Halley'a;
new many are known, of which at
least seventeen hare been seen at
more than one return to oerlhellon.
Anyone sending sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention Is probably patentable. Communica
tions strlotlyconadentlal. Handbook on Patent
sent free. Oldest aroncr for securlnffpatents.
Patent taken through Munn & Co. receive
tptcial notice, without charge, in the
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S. M. T.
Mrs. Irena Akers, VV. P.;
Mrs. Lizzie Williams, W. S.
Meeting first Monday in
each month at 3 p. in.
U. B. F.
Crispus Attacks Lodge, No.
62. Meetings 2nd and 4th
Tuesdays in each month.
Visiting mem hers cordially
invited. Caleb Hall, W. M.
A. M. Schweich, W. S.
Acme Lodge, No. 24. Meet
ings second and lourm
r i iu.j - in riu-u imjuui. vv .
II. Turner, C. C. and D. D.
O. C. W. W. Lampkins, M.
1.1 i r
O. K. S.
Amos Chapter, No. 30.
Meetings second Friday in
each month. Mrs., A B.
Moore, VV. M. Mrs. Lizzie
Richardson, VV. S.
SKCOND CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Rev. J. B. Parsons, pastor.
Preaching Sundays 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednes
days 7:30 p. m.
Everybody cordially invit
ed to attend.
. A. M. K. CHURCH.
Rev. P. C. Crews, Pastor.
Preaching Sundays 11 a.
m.; 7:30 p. m.
Sunday school 2:30 p. in. '
Prayer meeting every
Wednesday eve, at 8:30; ev
ery body invited to attend.
M. K. CHURCH
m. and 7:30 p. m.
1-3 3 1 1 li . w
cjunuay scuooi, y:ou a. m.
Prayer meeting Wednes
days 7 :30 to 8:30; all are made
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