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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD,
$1.50 Per Year in Advance.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JUNE 27 1902.
VOL. I. NO. 34.
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Dr. Perry No 2.
A telegram received here Mon
day morning from Springfield
announced the arrival of a junior
Dr. Perry. Mother and son are both
doing well. Dr. J. E. Perry, who
is now in Springfield will return
Monday and as a result of the
recent arrival at Springfield will
do all office work free of charge
for the next ten days.
Color Line Not drawn.
Denver, Colo., June 24. Acting
Chairman W. N. Hartshorn, of
the executive committee of the
Li fl Liu Li n i uuuunj nvuiuui uuugi cob,
announced to-dav that no color
line would be drawn, all negro
delegates being given the same
recognition as whites. The con
gress would open Wednesday
morning. President Hoke Smith,
of the congress, notified the chair
man of the general convention that
he would not be able to attend the
here on account of ill-
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THE STATE CONVENTION.
The Repmblican State Convention met in Jefferson City last Tues
day morning and was in session two days. It was the largest conven
tion of its kind ever held in Missouri, and while much strife between
the leaders was manifested, the session was conceded to be harmonious
and all interested are well pleased with the results. There were more
. contesting delegations in this convention than in any of the conven-
tions held in recent years, owing to the fact that the friends of the two
great leaders were trying to control the convention by electing dele
. gates that would support one faction or the other. The factions are
known as the Kerens and the' anti-Kerens or Akin crowds, and it was
difficult to tell who of these leaders had the strongest following. The
work of the convention was done in a very harmonious way. A strong
state ticket was nominated and a new state committee was elected.
A state ticket was nominated. It included names for the office of
superintendent of public schools and two railroad commissioners. The
members of the state committee representing the sixteen districts of
the state were announced. Eight members at large of the committee
were elected by the convention, as were two colored members at large.
The convention adopted a Btrong set of resolutions covering every
public issue, strongly indorsing the national administration and Presi
dent Roosevelt and Mr. Ethan Allen Hitchcock, secretary of the inte
rior, as an honored son of the state.
The contests which had been expected, and have been so much dis-
... cussed, did not materialize. The reports of the committees on creden
t.iftls and on neriTifinFnr. nnrdnizntifvn and order of business were
adopted without discussion or dissent. Contests came in every in
stance through the healthy rivalry of o-pposing candidates.
PIACES FOB TWO NEGROES.
The convention then approached the last business on the pro
cramme. the election of eierht members-at large on the state committee
When the chairman announced that thin was in order. W. Martin, of
Boonville, moved that the rules be suspended and the convention name
two members-at-large to represent the colored Republicans of the state
upon the committee, in addition to the eierht other members-at-large.
The motion prevailed, after some dehahe. and Rev. W. H. Peck, of
St. Charles, on behalf of the vouner nesrro Republicans of the state,
presented the names of Prof. Charles J. Williams, of Boonville, and
R. C. Martin, of Kansas City. He made a strong plea in eloquent lan
eruaere for recognition of the vouner. ambitious and faithful workers
who were ever ready to go out to do anything for the party without
waitiner to locate the monev for ftomnensation before thev CO, and
without asking any compensation further than the success of the party
The 4th district had a candidate in the person of Capt. Campbell
of St. Louis, president of the leaerue of netrro Republican clubs.
Prof. Williams' nomination was seconded bv a county delegate
on the east side of the hall, and a colored delegate seconded the nomi
nation for the 1st district. The chairman ruled that the delegates vote
upon two members at once in the ballot. This was done. Williams
and Campbell were elected on 1st ballot.
The Entire Stock , of Sisson &
Vivion's Books, f Stationery,
and School Supplies at Less
than Half Price.
Broadway and Tenth Street.
Contracting Church Debts.
Very few JNegro churches are
out of debt. There is a constant
clamor for the rally. Special days
in each month are set aside for the
purpose of raising money to meet
the bonded indebtedness. Concerts,
entertainments, and festivals are
given in the church and out, and
ingenious devices are evolved for
the purpose of raising money to
meet these never decreasing obli
gations. No person will object to
the payment of honest debts con
tracted. None will object to the
building of churches. But com
mon sense would dictate that it is
not an act of wisdom on the part
of a congregation to indebt itself
beyond its means to pay, any
more than it is for an individual
Uur church people should take a
common sense view of these mat
ters, and not mortgage the chil
dren "even unto the fourth genera
tion." We do not believe it ia
required by God of his followers
to live ia one hundred dollar
homes and build ten thousand dol
lar churches. Two years ago, two
churches were built in a western
city by Negroes at a cost of one
hundred thousand dollars. They
are beautiful structures, and a
a credit to the city in which they
are built, but how do they com
pare with homes of the majority
of those who come to worship. In
that city the average income of the
large Negro population will not
exceed thirty dollars per month
throughout the year, and the ma
jority live in rented property
How much more Christianity
would have been displayed had
the pastors urged the members of
their congregation to buy homes,
save their money ; open business
enterprises for the employment of
their boys and girls, and satisfied
their religious ambitions by wor
shiping Qod in a less pretentious
edifice. It is very clear that the
effectiveness of Negro churchmen
as elements in the future uplift of
the race will depend largely upon
a changing of the direction of the
energy of the church from a great
church building force to a great
character building force. Topeka
Having Serious Trouble.
A very popular young lady of
this city who is practicing house
keeping (while she waits) has met
with a serious hinderance to her
success as a house-keeper. In a
certain corner in the house a very
ambitious little mouse was discov
ered several days ago and she
promptly gave the alarm and
ed for help to rid herself of the
monster's presence and the little
fellow would have been murdered in
cold blood had he not found his
way into a hole ; the young lady
at once ordered a good supply of
rough on rats and cheese and plac
and retired hoping that this menu
would save her. from- having ..to
commit justifiable homicide, but
to her surprise she found that
this dangerous beast had devoured
the prepared meal and when seen
next day was much more vicious
looking than ever. I he young
lady has been threatened with
nervous prostration from the
dangerous excitement and the mat
ter will be turned over to the city
authorities in a few days.
DR. J. E. PERRY,
Who Was a Delegate to the State Republi
To Pay the Penalty.
Slier it! Bradford last Monday sent
three of his boarders over the road
William Price, who was found guilty
of forgery at last term of circuit
court, went to the penitentiary for
five years. John Smart, for the
killing of a negro, went down for
two years. Elijah Asbury went to
the reform school at Boonville for
Store for Negroes.
Dr. J. E. Perry, Bart Akers, and
W. W. Lampkiu are the promoters
of a new grocery store to be opened
on West Broadway for the colored
prII. people of Columbia. It is a Btock
company, such as Iihb been advoetv
ted for some time by the Professional
World, the organ of the colored peo
pie published by R. L. Logan.
If the enterprise pays, as it doubt
less will, other lines of business may
be taken up in the same way. The
colored people are numerous and
their trade amounts to considerable
in course of a year. This new firm,
which is to be known as the Co
luinbia Grocery Co., will open for
business about the Ilrst or July. -
Arch Buckner Found Dead.
On receipt of the news that the
body of Arch Buckner, colored, had
been found in a pasture near Rock
Bridge, 6 miles south of Columbia,
Coroner Moss P. Parker, went down
to that neighborhood Sunday after
noon to make an investigation and
hold an inquest. The story of the
killing as developed at the inquest
was about as follows: Last Friday
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iui. iuuuius klurS j ner and four or five other negroeb
the Republican convention at Jef- started from Hock Bridge and had
been drinking. They stopped at the
home of Bill Moore, who fires the
distillery at that place, and stayed
until late at night. Dave Grant left
about 11 o'clock, and soon Arch
Buckner went out to find him. Par
ties in the neighborhood heard pistol
shots, and when he returned Moore's
Mr. Jerry Morrison is still
Mr. A. M. Schweish and Rev.
Fisher attend the Republican con
vention this week.
A moonlight picnic and social wife asked him if he had killed
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ne leit, aim miauy rue carousal
broke un. Moore's children found
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World was a spectator at the state was not reported to the coroner till
convention this week. Sunday. The clothes on the upper
Subscribe to the Professional Umrt of the bod' were burned off-
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Quincy Boat Excunian, Sunday, June 29,
via the M. K. & T, Ry and the (ine ex
c union iteamer "J. S" capacity 2,000.
Plenty of room. The Fayette Brau Band
will furniih the mutic $Z25 round trip,
Special train leave Columbia at 5:15 a. m.
For narticulari, tu Katyt agent.
Mr. Willard Turner left last
week for Detroit, Michigan.
Excursion to Quincy, Sunday, June
29th, via the M. K. & T. Ry, and the Ex
cursion Steamer "J. S." The Fayette band
will furnish the music.
Misses Mary Richardson and
Bessie Diggs, Mr. James Williams
and Rev. A. A. Adams, are attend-
the Baptist S. S. convention at
St. Charles, Mo.
Mrs. Kate grandison will leave
in a' few days for a visit in Detroit,
The M. E. Sunday school and
Epworth League conventions are
in session at Sturceou. Mo. A
number of delegates from the M
E. Church in this city are attend
Master Georgia Caldwell who
has been attending school at Fisk
University completed the prepara
tory course last week and is now
spending the summer in Chicago
where the President of the univer
sity has secured him a good posi
Mrs. Susan Vaughn of Chicago
is visiting her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Morrison.
the pistol shot. The body was liter
ally cooked. The jury found that
Buckner had been killed by Dave
Grant, but Grant had left and has
not been found.
Record Price for Fat Cattle.
The highest price ever paid for fat
cattle on the Kansas City market
was received Tuesday morning by
Champ Workman of Grain Valley,
Mo. He received tH.26 per hundred'
weight for thirty-eight fancy fat
2-year-old Shorthorns averaging
1,456 pounds. They were fed by D.
Lee Shawhan of Lone Jack, Mo.
Sixteen months ago the cattle were
bought as calves on the Kansas City
market. At that time they aver
aged 672 pounds and cost $5.15.
Columbia's P. 0. Building.
A letter from Congressman Rucker
informs the Moberly Democrat that
owing to the error of an enrolling
clerk the appropriations for Moberly
and Columbia for purchase of site
only was incorporated Into the seo-
tlou for site and erection, instead of
a section providing for purchase of
site only. As soon as it was discov
ered he had a resolution introduced
in the house to correct the mistake
This resolution has passed the house
and will pass the senate in a very
few days. At soon as this is done
the advertisements for Bite will be
Important Case from Hallsville
Heard by Judge Switzler
Iu the matter of the persons of
Georgia L. Johnson and Harrell H.
Johnson, minors. These minors were
children of Aubrey Johnson and
Mary Johnson, both of whom are
now deceased. Mrs. Kacnle John
son was appointed guardian of the
persons of the three minors by the
probate court on April 11 last. Her
husband, Luther Johnson, was a
brother of the deceased father of said
minors. A few days ago Green
Johnson and Sarah Johnson, his
wife, grandparents of said minora,
filed application iu probate court
asking that Mrs. Rachie Johnson be
removed as guardian and themselves
appointed, for a number of causes, Iu
snbstance towit: Because the grand
parents were nearer In relationship
and feel nearer towards them; could
give them better home and better
provide for them; because Mrs.
Johnson is ill-tempered and unkind
to them and treats them badly and
would not permit them to visit their
grandparents, and lives too far from
the school house where the eldest
children attend school.
The matter came up in the probata
court for hearing last Wednesday,
and the number of witnesses and in
terested parties was so large that
Judge Switzler held the trial In the
circuit court room. J. L. Stephens
represented the petitioners, Green
and Sarah Johnson; N. T. Gentry
represented the defendant guardian,
Mrs. Rachie Johnson. The trial
consumed the entire day. A great
number of lady witnesses were pres
ent from the vicinity where the par
ties live, which is near Hallsville.
The case was vigorously contested
by both sides. The case was exton
tensively and ably argued by coun
sel on either side. The court decided
that the application be overruled
and the guardianship left undisturb
ed. It, however, made an order to
the effect that the guardian wa to
permit lneemidren-fa"Vttlt their
grandparents one day out of each
month, on the application of the
The two children are about 4 and 6
years of age, are the great grandchil
dren of Geo. W. Harrell, Sr., and
also of D. B. Cunningham, of Columbia.
Suit for Toll.
The Columbia and Cedar Creek
Turnpike Co., last Saturday filed
suit in Judge Boggs' oourt against
Irvin C. Vivion for $26.21 which they
allege the defendant owes them for
toll. Mr. Vivion's defense will be
that the company has not fulfilled
its contract as agreed In its charter
and does not keep its road In good
repair. The case has been set for
July 3. N. T. Gentry has been en
gaged as counsel for the road com
pany. C. B. Sebastian is attorney
for Mr. Vivion. The case Is one of
New Republican Committee.
Missouri republicans who will look
after the interests of Aklns's organ
izations by congressional districts:
Second R. R. Smith, Brookfleld;
Grant McCullogh. Milan.
Third W. J. Wrightman, Beth-
any; W. J. Gromer, Stanberry.
Fourth Ralph O. Stauber, St.
Joseph; Samuel P. ()' Fallon, Oregon.
Fifth W. C. Dunn, Graiu Valleyi
George A. Neal, Kansas City.
Sixth Daniel T. BoisBeau, War-
rensburg: Bernard Tioh, Harrison
Seventh C. N. Van Hosen, Spring-
Held; S. P. Huston. Malta Bend.
Eighth J. F. Gmellch, Boonville;
R. S. Harvey, Eldou.
Ninth J. C. Parish, Vandalia;
Rolla S. Paul, Montgomery. '
Tenth Max Starkloff, St. Louis;
Theodore Kalbfeld, St. Louis.
Eleventh A. F. Sturtevand, Chaa.
Twelfth Hiram Lloyd, Chris
Thirteenth M. E. Rhodes, Potosl;
Peter Geising, Farmington.
Fourteenth M. E. Lemiug, Cape
Girardeau ; J. A. Toberton, Toberton.
Fifteenth Thomas M. Allen, Cass
ville i Robert Stickney, Carthage.
Sixteenth J. W. Tuson, Marsh
field ; Ed Long, Rolla.
From Preacher to Lawyer.
Louisiana, Mo., June 84. Elder F, .
A. May hall, pastor of the Christian
church here, has announced that he
wtli leave tbe ministry to take up
the study of law. He has presented
nis resignation, to take eneot isep
tember I, when he will enter tbe law
department of Missouri University,