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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD
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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY NOV. 14, 1002.
VOL. II. NO. 2.
STANDING BY THE NEGRO.
President Roosevelt Gives the
"Lily White" Republicans
Washington, November 10.
The President to-day removed
Julian II. Bingham from his posi
tion as collector of internal revenue
for Alabama, and appointed Jo
seph A. Thompson, Democrat, a
brother of Congressman Thomp
son, to succeed him. The signifi
cance of the appointment lies in
the fact that Bingham is the Re
publican national committeeman
for Alabama, and his removal can
not be construed except as a rebuke
by the President of the attempt to
eliminate the negro from the
political field in the South. Mr.
Thompson's appointment had the
indorsement of Prof. Booker T.
Washington, and represents, there
fore, his opposition to the attempt
to exclude his race from participa
tion in politics. In fact, Mr.
Thompson may be considered the
practical appointee of Prof. Wash
ington. The action in tins case
follows closely the removal of
William Vaughan, United States
attorney of Alabama, who was
succeeded by Mr. Routhac, gold
Democrat, who had the indorse
ment of Prof. Washington also.
Mr. Vaughan was removed because
he had been instrumental in pro
moting the white man's Republican
Postmaster General Payne visited
the White House to-day and as he
left the executive offices made
public the following statement :
"The change in the office of
collector of internal revenue for
the district or Alabama in nowise
reflects on the integrity or ability
' IVft. RiTirrViam f.Via innnmHfint ftf
the office. It is one of those
things which occasionally happens
in politics. The position taken by
the Republicans of Alabama at
their recent state convention, as
understood by the Republicans of
the North, is looked upon as a
perversion of the fundamental
principles of the Republican party,
and Mr. Bingham is in a measure
held responsible for that action,
hence the change.
At the meeting of the Farmers'
Convention at Lincoln Institute on
Nov. 1, 1902, the following resolu
tions were adopted :
"Whereas we are living in a state
. a greater part of whose citizens are
t engaged in agricultural and kin
dred pursuits, and all of whose cit
izens are affected thereby ; and
"Whereas we believe that edu
cation is to prepare us for complete
living and that we shall not be pre
pared therefor if we do not teach
our children the dignity of labor
and show them the strength and
independence and manliness that
will result from ownership ; Be it
"Resolved, That we deplore the
deep-seated prejudice against farm
ing that exists among our people ;
that we snail encourage among
them agricultural and kindred pur
suits and shall endeavor to take
the element of drudgery out of it
and make it as dignified as any
other trade or profession, by en
couraging a better and higher
standard of living; by owning our
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farms, and equipping them with '
the latest and best field and garden
implements j by buying less and
producing more of what we use on
our farms; by diversifying our
crops and systematizing our work
and discountenancing the credit
and mortgage systems and any
other practice that will tend to
ruin, by encouraging fruit grow
ing, stock and poultry raising and
breeding, canning and dairying; by
building good homes and making
them comfortable and attractive;
by subscribing for good papers and
magazines and keeping our eyes
open for the best markets; Dy
building good churches and school
houses and asking for the best and
most competent teachers and
preachers ; by encouraging our boys
and girls to become peaceable and
good citizens and to make them
selves indispensable to the commu
nities in which they live.
'Resolved further, That we make
this convention a permanent fea
ture of our work and its annual
meetings be held at Lincoln Insti
tute, our State Normal, collegiate
and industrial school ; that we shall
organize conventions in each coun
ty where there are enough negroes
to warrant it and that delegates be
sent to the general meeting each
year at the time named by the con
vention ; that a special course in
agriculture be established at Lin
coln Institute during its spring and
8u turner sessions for the purpose of
helping the farmers to acquire a
theoretical and practical knowledge
of the latest and best methods of
farming and its appliances along
any given line ; as the culture of
cereals, of vegetables, of fruits,
etc. ; that more of our young peo
pie be urged to undertake the cul
tivation of fruit farms in Missouri
and other parts of the west where
in many localities the soil is pecu
liarly adapted to the culture of the
grape, the berry, the apple, etc.
'Resolved f urther,That we thank
Pres. B. F. Allen for calling this
convention and promise that we
shall do our utmost to carry out
the aims of these resolutions.
Mrs. Rosa Marshall went to St
Mr. Webster Pazaar returned
Sunday from St. Louis.
Miss Mary Lamme spent Satur
day and Sunday at home.
Miss Annie Fairs returned to
Lincoln Institute Sunday, after
spending: several days with her
Rev. P. W. Bryant conducted
quarterly meeting at the A. M. E
Mr. Willis Rollins entertained a
number of young friends last Mon
day eve. An enjoyable time is
Mrs. Annie Fisher left Saturday
for Denver, Colorado, where her
daughter, Lucile, is reported to be
The ladies of the Christian church
are preparing to give an entertain
ment in the near future.
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Miss Flancy Reed will be bap
tized on the third Lord's Day fol
lowing a 11 o'clock sermon.
Master Homer L. Reese is suf
fering this week from the effects
of an abscess.
Messrs. John Murray Jr., and
John Howe have returned from
The brilliancy of many a society
leader depends largely upon her
Men select their wives much as
women buy book9 chielly because
of a pretty cover.
X BROApYAY 'BETWEEN THE BANK?.
One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers Columbia, Mo.
After a few weeks of illness
Mrs. Lucy Yancy is rapidly im
proving. Master Earl Coleman, of Dalton,
Mo., is visiting his cousin, Master
Charlie Hairgrow, of this city..
Mr. George Newland is on the
sick list this week.
Mrs. Blanche Spurlock and hus
band returned to Kansas City after
an extended visit to her sister.
Miss Mabel Ilall was the guest
of her cousin, Miss Delia Bailey.
Miss M. C. Earicksou, of Dal
ton, Mo., was the guest of her
sister, Mrs. L. L. Hairgrow.
Mr. Lee Ward has gone to Kan
sas City to look out a location and
where he will make his future
Mr. Pontobia Page and Miss
Ilettie Hays were united in the
holy bonds of matrimony Thurs
Mr. Jim Dillard of Kansns City,
visiting his sister this week.
New Bloomfield Notes.
The revival closed Friday night
with only one addition.
There will be an entertainment
at the M. E. church Thanksgiving
evening for the benefit of the
Mr. James Uatheright made a
business trip to Mokane Friday
and returned Saturday.
Mrs. Samuel Brown, of Carring-
ton Station, spent Sunday at Mr,
Mrs. Frances King, of Guthrie,
accompanied by her daughter,
Katie, spent Friday and Saturday
with Mrs. Mary Davis.
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Butler Gets Three Years.
The Edward Butler bribery case
which was brought from St. Louis
to Columbia on change of venue,
and which begun Monday, was con
eluded Friday morning at 8 o'clock
when the jury returned a verdict
of guilty, and assessed his punish
ment at three years in the poniten
Cave. At her home near Dixie,
Mo., Mrs. Delia Cave, wife of Mr.
Albert Cave. She leaves a hus
band, mother, a little daughter
and a host of friends to mourn her
A Town of Negroes.
Tulsa, I. T., Nov. 10. Lincoln is
the name of a new town on the
Ozark & Cherokee railroad, twenty
five miles west of Okmulgee. It is
designed exclusively for negroes.
They will own the land and all the
business, including stores, gins,
banks, mills and shops. They will
have their own mayor and city
council and everything else. The
price of lots is fixed at $18 each.
FIRST GREENBACK ISSUED.
An old treasury note, yellow
with age, and the first of its kind
ever issued by the United States
government, is the heirloom left
by his father to A. D. Milhouse of
Jackson county, Illinois, it is a
5 greenback, and is No 1 of series
'A." It was printed May 10,
18G2, by an act of Congress in
February of the same year. It
is signed by L. E. Chittendon,
register of the treasury and W. F.
Spinner, treasurer of the United
States. The note has been in the
Milhouse family since 18G4, when
John Milhouse, father of the
present owner, came into possession
FRANK W. PECK A SUICIDE.
In a Letter to His Sons He Says
Ill-Health Led Him to Take
Although the friends of Frank W.
Peck knew lie was not in the best of
health, no one was prepared for the
news laBt Sunday that he had ended
all by taking poison.
Last Saturday afternoon Mr. Peck
started out for a walk, after having
declined an invitation to attend the
football game. He did not return
for supper and some alann was felt,
but it was supposed he was up town.
When he failed to return that night,
friends started out to search for him,
going down the M., K & T. railroad
track in the direction he was seen
going by some colored people the af
ternoon before. In the middle of the
afternoon Sunday J. M. Smith, who
lives south of town, came upon the
body of Mr. Peck in a thicket or
ciump oi wood about a quarter or a
mile southeast of the cemetery. Dr.
Thornton, who was driving in the
cemetery, went to see the body and
then came to town for the coroner,
M. P. Parker. The body was lying
doubled up, face downward, witli
hands clasped under him. The coro
ner took charge of the body and held
an inquest at the city hall at 7 o'clock
Sunday evening. Among other art!
cles found on the body were a bottle
of laudanum and one of opium sul
Among the witnesses examined
were J. M. Smith, who found the
body, Dr. Thornton and Dr. Graham
The physicians testified that when
the body was found life had been ex
tinct for several hours; that discolor
ations on the face were due to opium
poisoning. No wounds were found
on the body. Dr. It. E. Graham
stated that he had been Mr. Peck's
family physician for six years, and
that for about a year deceased had
been sulfering from a nervous trouble
known as melancholia, whicli is a
form of insanity, with a tendency
toward suicide. At times Mr. Peck
had asked witness the effects of cer
tain drugs, and once mentioned that
if his health did not improve he had
a notion to take something that
would finish lilin.
Among the evidence produced be
fore the coroner's jury was a five
page letter which the deceased wrote
in the drug store last Thursday. The
letter bore date Nov. 6, and was ad
I dressed to his "beloved sons, Henry
Gordon and Garrett Peck." He
gave his reasons for the rash act
he had in contemplation, saying that
since the death of "his dear, dear
wife" his health had been getting
worse and soon he would be a bur
den instead of a help to his children,
a thing that he dreaded. Said that
he did not expect to be any better,
In the letter he enumerated his as
sets, told in detail where his property
was located, what sums of money lie
was owing; how he wished his estate
settled up; named three close friends,
one of whom he requested his oldest
son to select as counsel and guardian
and designated his brother-in-law,
L. S. Parker, of Jefferson City, as
guardian for the younger son.
It was his expressed wish that the
anti-toxine business in which he was
engaged should be continued by his
sons, they learning the business; but
he left tills optional with them
Near the conclusion of the note he
prayed forgiveness for the rash act
which he was about to commit, and
prayed God's blessing on his two
sons. He requested that his body be
buried beside that of his wife and
that a few appropriate words be
spoken at his grave by Walter Wll
The jury rendered a verdict declar
lngithat deceased came to his death
The funeral was held at the family
residence on Sixth street Tuesday
morning, conducted by Eld. W. W
Elwang with remarks by Walter
Few men in Columbia had more
friends than Frank Peck, who had
been in the drug business in Colum
bia for many years, and was formerly
at Ashland In the saino business
He was born in lioone county Feb. 8,
1850, and was therefore 53 years
age. In 1883 he was married to Miss
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Leona Gordon, of Jelferson City,
who died last January at a Sanita
rium in St. Louis. Two sons are liv
ing, Henry Gordon and Garrett Peck.
It was noted by Mr. Peck's friends
that he grieved continuously over
the death of his wife, and his ill
health dates back to about that time.
Besides the two bottles of poison
found on his person, there was a new
razor in his vest pocket. Other
pockets contained letters from his
sons and other persons. In his purse
was about $0.00 in money.
Mr. Peck was a good business man
and had built up a good business.
He was at one time a member of the
Columbia city council, a member
of the Columbia school board, and
for many years secretary of the Col
umbia Cemetery Association. He
was a good citizen, a kind husband, a
devoted father ana an nonoraoie,
high minded man.
He was a charter member of the
Maccabees lodge at this place, and
held a policy for $2,000.
The Maccabees' First Loss.
Since the organization of the
Kuiirhts of the Maccabees in Co
lumbia 18 years ago there had not
been a death in the local lodge until
the suicide of F. W. Peck. This is
an unusual record. He carried
policy tor $2000.
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MONEY IN CIRCULATION.
Auother financial record has
been broken, according to a state
ment just issued by the treasury
department. The highest per
capita of money in circulation in
the United States was reached on
November 1, when the amount
was $29.30. The figures for Octo
ber 1 were $28.04, and the lowest
for recent years $25.93 on March
1, 1900. The total stock or money
of all kinds in the United States
November 1 was $2,027,903,207,
which was an increase of $30,8G8,
332 during the month, and the
amount in actual circulation on
that date was $2,330,111,992,
being an increase of $00,425,341
for the month, and of $89,811,450
compared with the same date last
year. On January 1, 1879, the
amount of circulation was $81G,
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