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Jan. 16, 1902.
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The editor of this paper wishes
all of its many readers a merry
Christmas and a happy New Year.
The little folks need not any
longer fear that old Santa may not
get here on account of no snow.
Santa is now traveling in an auto
mobile and next year he will prob
ably make the rounds in an air ship.
We hope to be able to discover
more originality in the papers read
before the teachers association this
time than heretofore. Remember
that many people read the books
that you do see?
If you are not a subscriber to the
Professional World you should or
der it now and read the best negro
paper in this section of the coun
try, and the only one published
for $ I a year.
The Crossland episode will be a
source of much regret to the ne
groes of Missouri, first because
Dr. Crossland is a nergo and
secondly because he is a Mis
sourian. His appointment was
the first of the kind ever given to
a Missouri negro, and the fact that
it was found necessary for the
state department to dispense with
his services as minister is to be
Will Not Appear Next Week.
The Professional World will not
appear next week as the manage
ment desires to take a much needed
rest. We resume publication on
January 9, 1903. All correspon
dents will please make note of this
and govern yourselves accordingly.
EDUCATION OF NEGROES.
Former President, Qrover Cleve
land Speaks His Sentiment
Regarding the Same.
Philadelphia, December 11.
Fo.-mer President Cleveland presi
ded tonight at a public meeting in
aid of the Berean Manual
Training school, an institution
which aims to give members of
the negro race the benefits of an
industrial education. The meet
ing was attended by prominent
jurists, educators and business
men. Mr. Cleveland was the
principal speaker, and Booker T.
Washington, principal of Tuskegee
Institute, also made an address.
The institution was established
less than two years ago and has an
enrollment of 200 students. The
colored population of this city is 60,
000, increasing at the rate of 10,
000 a year, and this meeting was
held for the purpose of interesting
people of Philadelphia particularly
and people of the country generally
in their education.
Mr. Cleveland is personally in
terested in their education, and in
accepting the invitation to attend
the meeting he said: "I regard
the object which the meeting is
called to promote so beneficent and
so important to the advancement
of a mass of our citizenship greatly
in need of improvement and care
that I have considered it my duty
to comply with the request to
preside at the meeting."
In his address tonight Mr. Cleve
land said :
"I am impressed with the im
portance of this occasion. It is ab
solutely certain that everywhere
in this broad land good people
should be keenly alive to their duty
ind interest as related to the colored
Heo, women, youth and children,
who constitute a factor, large or
'small, in the population of every
community. It is foolish for us to
fclind our eyes to the fact that more
hottld be done to improve the con
dittM of our negro population;
rial should be entirely plain to
AXsthe sooner this is under
taken the sooner will a serious duty
be discharged and the more secure
ly will we guard ourselves against
future trouble and danger. Our
colored people have been supplied
with a measure of public school
privileges, even though in thi
they have been at a disadvantage
compared with tneir white neigh
bors. Wevwill not fail jfo esti
mate at its true value what has
thus been accomplished, nor will
we fail to appreciate the importance
otcontinued and increasing effort in
extending to this class of our' citi
zens opportunities for ordinary
"No one who has given the sub
ject deliberate thought can doubt
that, if we are to be just and fair
toward our colored fellow-citizens.
and if they are to be made more
completely self-respecting, useful
and safe mcmbcrj of our body poli
tic, they must be taught to do
something more than to hew wood
and draw water. There way
must be opened for them to engage
in something better than menial
service, and their interests must be
aroused to rewards of intelligent oc
cupation and careful thrift.
"I believe that the exigency can
only be adequately met through
the instrumentality of well-equipped
manual training and indus
trial schools, conducted either in
dependently or in connection with
ordinary educational institutions.
I am convinced that good citizen
ship an orderly contented life, and
a proper conception of civic virtue
and obligations is almost certain to
grow out of a fair chance to earn
an honest, hopeful livelihood, and
a satisfied sense of secure protec
tion and considerate treatment.
Mr. Harly Hunter came in on
the 20th to spend the holidays
with his parents; he is attending
school at Lincoln Institute.
A little son arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown on
the 14th; mother and newcomer
are both doing well.
Several ladies of this community
have sold their turkeys at ten cents
per pound on foot and think it a
very good price.
Miss Mayme Woods our teacher
closed her school on the 24th and
will reopen after new 1 ear s.
The Professional World is only
$ 1 per year.
Mr. Sam Woolery who went to
Colorado recently, writes that he
has reached Fort Collins and is
well pleased with the country so
A mayor of national reputation
is Mayor John Hinchcliffe of Pater
son, N. J., headquarters for anarchy
in this country, and the home of
Bresci, who assassinated King
Humbert of Italy. At the recent
silk strikes in Paterson, chiefly led
by anarchists, Mayor Hinchcliffe
discharged his chief of police,
who was afraid to act , and took
charge himself, with the result that
the rioting was settled in short
order. In the twelve million dollar
fire not long ago in Paterson, and
in the great floods almost over
whelming the city, Mayor Hinch
cliffe did more than all others to
restore the normal condition of
affairs. He has been at the front
in other needs of the city. He is
a democrat and carries the town
over a big republican vote entirely
on personal qualities and his record.
r or many years the best known
man in horse racing circles was
James F. Caldwell, whose part in
the races was starting the horses,
and he was known as "The Prince
of Starters." In later years he bad
lost his prestige, but at one time
his income was from $20,000
to $30,000 a year. He died at
Saratoga, N. 1 ., recently at the
age of 6. He was born in Dan
Ou of 636 students who have
entered the law school of Harvard
university, 627 are college gradu
ates, which is certainly a remark
able registration. A bachelors
degree has now been required for
two years admission to the school,
and it was feared that so high a
standard for admission, if main
tained for even a short time, would
reflect upon the school by diminish
ing the applications for admission.
The very contrary has been the
case, and those who favored the
high standard in order that the at
tendance might be cut down have
been sadly mistaken in the means
which would be necessary to
attain such an end. It is thought by
many who are interested in the
subject that large classes in uni
versity work are not, after all so
detrimental. The number of stu
dents in the class prevents each
one's reciting very often, it is true,
but on the contrary, the class dis
cussions must be of a high order,
which cannot fail to be beneficial
to the entire class. Of the 636 stu
dents, 240 are graduates of Har
vard; 51 of Vale, 31 Brown, 25
Darmouth, 17 University , of Cali
fornia, "12 Amherst, i.-BojydcHrit
II Williams itt.'all, $4y;c6'JlcgeB;
and universities eiK-presjiitedV
"Thepublic schools in Switzer
land are operated by the govern
ment, and civil service rules are
Strictly applied. The teachers, who
are mostly women, are very well
paid, and never discharged except
for cause. When they get so old
they can not teach they are pen
sioned liberally. The result is that
the country has an excellent corps
of educators. '
TrTiT-N w. Yo r k-; ww4rri-UeD a r t -'
ment has adopted a London idea in
connection with the public schools,
nurses having been employed to
visit the children who have been
sent home from the schools suffer
ing with contagious diseases.
Formerly contagious diseases sent
home as many as 20,000 children
at a time and nothing was done to
make them well enough to return
to school. iNo the nurse visits
the home of the child, who has re
ceived a card stating that it is
suffering with a contagious disease,
and thc nurse takes thc child to the
dispensary if necessary, and then
shows the motner how to use the
medicines. If the child has sore
eyes she shows the mother how to
use the wash and when the child is
again afflicted the mother is able to
treat it herself.
Sunday will be the rally day of
the Christian church. Rev. J. B.
Parson will preach. 1 he mem
bers and friends of the church are
making an effort to raise the pas
Miss Laura Douglas, who has
been very ill at Wentzville, is
much better and will be home this
week. Her sister, Miss Eulalie
Douglass, is with her.
Mrs. M. A. Marshall, of Chi
cago, is in the city.
Miss Annie Delly went to Okla
homa Wedcsnday, where she will
make her home.
Mrs. Ellen Terrell and daughter,
Naomi, are spending the holidays
out of the city.
Buy your shoes at C. B. Miller's.
Prof. J. II. Kenfro, of Lebanon,,
is visiting in this city.
Miss Pearlie Farmer, of Wain
wright, is visiting Mis3 Florence
The young ladies from Lincoln
Institute will give a concert at the
A. M. E. Hall next Monday eve
ning. Bargains in Shoes at C. B. Mil
ler's. The Professional World is only
$1 per year.
Miss Mary Hawkins, of Spring
field, is spending the holidays with
Miss Estella Kirklin.
Snocs and prices to suit every
body at C. B. Miller's.
Mr. S. R. McWorter is visiting
his sister, Mrs. Coleman.
Mr. William Foster, of New
York, is in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams en
tertained quite a number of their
friends in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Mattie Harris went to Cen
tralia Wednesday to spend Xmas
with her parents.
The students of Lincoln Institute
will give a concert Monday eve for
the benefit of the A. M. E. church.
Mrs. Henry Smith of Miami is
spending Xmas at home.
Mrs. Lucy Douglass, who has
been spending a few days in Wentz
ville where her daughter Laura is
ill returned Sunday. Miss Eula
who has been teaching in Joplin is
now at the bedside of her sister.
Miss Lida Jones of Centralia
Mo., is spending the holidays
with Miss Bertha Lamme.
Mr. Andrew Tilford, of Cen-
Suits to order at $5.00 less and Trousers $2.00 less
for sixty days. First Class Work Guaranteed.
14 9th St. - Columbia, Ho.
The Columbia Gro
Keeps constantly on band
a fresh supply of staple and
F U R 1ST I T URE! I
ANOTHER EDUCATION !
AVALTHlilRS HAS ALL IvIXDS Ol.r FURNITURE,
AND DOES FUNERAL DIRJXTJNG.
CITY HALL I3I.I10. PHONK
tralia Mo., was in the city Wednes
day to meet his brother Clarence,
who attended Lincoln Institute.
The Columbians who attend Lin
coln 1118111111"?, arrived Wednesday
BLIND TOM'S MOTHER DEAD.
More Than a Hundred
Years of Age.
Charity Wiggins, the mother of
' Blind Tom, the famous musician,
died recently in Alabama. She
was said to be 105 years of age.
Blind Tom's mother was a slave
and was thc mother of twenty chil
dren. While Tom was a baby she
was bought by Gen. James .
Bethune, a wealthy Georgian, liv
ing near Columbus. The blind
baby was regarded as worthless
and no price was set on him.
While still an infant he showed a
passion for music and one day-
crawled to the piano when no one
was 1 joking and began playing
tunes he had heard. He was able
then to repeat any piece after hear
ing it once. For a time during
the height of his fame his mother
lived with him in luxury, but she
was never satisfied awav from her
Blind Tom is still living in semi
confinement with the familv made
rich by his genius at Atlantic
Highlands, some twenty-five miles
out from New York City. During
the summer season he may be seen
anj pleasant day standing on thc
veranda of the house listening to
the birds sing, and ever and anon
rush in to his great piano to imitate
the warbles of nature's songsters
A'ith his harmony divine. The
gre.it musical gjfts of this blind
and untutored man were an enigma
to professional Europe years ago,
and doubtless he is destined to go
down in history as nature's greatest
wonder in the world of music.
CASTOR I A
Tor Infants and Children.
He Kind You Have Always Bought
EVERYONE INVITED TO VISIT "OmrSTORi:
AND INSPECT THE LARGEST EINE OF FUR
NITURE AND UNDERTAKER'S GOODS EVER
CARRIED IN THIS SECTION OF THE STATE.
70-4, 70O W.
But a plain business fact stated in plain terms.
Of course you know what we carrybut we have
too big a load of some things that we don't want
to invoice. This makes
on these lines. You've read about our Hot Blank
ets for Cold Nights. We've got some more. But
the biggest cut we make now is in
Dress Goods, (lot afone-half price)
and Cloaks, (you ought to see 'em)
These must go like April snowin a hurry. Then
we make special prices on
IT TAKES NERVE to make prices like these,
but--here goes. Come and bring your wife.
R. F. ROGERS.
Agent for STANDARD PATTERNS.
H At Present, the Best Sight
in Jefferson City is the Handsome Stock of Holiday
Goods at Geo. Porth's Jewelry Store, 1 10 12. High 2
g Street. Charming Gifts plenty of them, are ready 33
SI uiul waiting for your inspection.
C Watches, Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks, Ebony Goods, 2
Silk Umbrellas, Etc. This Fine Holiday Stock is Zj2
full of Quality, Heauty and Good Taste, and is offered
y at the Most Reasonable Prices.
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JKKKKHSON CITY, MISSOURI.
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