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OF COLUMBIA, HO.
Has written over 5000 members, is now paying
over 3,000 annually to its members. Has paid
all of its claims and has never had a lawsuit. In
sure today. You can carry a $500 certificate for
50c per month, which will give you 2.50 per
week sick benefits.
Furniture Makes an Excellent Gift....
Especially the Kind solil by
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AND FANCY ARTICLES
at a Jewelry JStore. We have
Fine Goods and Prices are
Lower than Elsewhere.
We want your trade and will
treat you right.
Henninger & Wheeler, i
thr i.FAniivrr, -jewelers . - Columbia mo. y
You Will Always
find a fine, fashionable stock of
with us. The only difference between our suits and the
made-to-order suits is imagination. As to tit, we ullow yon
to be judge and jury- l'ry us a,u' hL" convinced. Your
money back on any unsatisfactory article. We are bound
to make a customer of you if low prices will do it.
Prof J. W. Hoffman.
l'rof. . W. Huffman, Professor
of Agriculture at Lincoln Institute,
stands prominently as an example
of what mav be achieved bv in
dustry and brains and his career
furnishes the best illustrations of
the possibilities of advancement
anions A fro-Americans.
Professor 1 loffman is a scientist
of international as well as national
reptile- a member of the American
Society of Naturalists, I'oston
Society of Natural History, Ameri
can .Society lor the .Advancement
of Science, American (icographical
Society, Roval Society of Miology
of Merlin, Societo U ovale de
Zoologic of Antcrwcrp, Fellow of
the Koval Society of Agriculture
of England and Fellow of the
Royal Microscopical Society of
England, lie has lillcd professor
ships in some of the leading col
leges of the South the State Uni
versity, of Louisville, Ky. ;
1 uskegee I list it lite, Ala 5ama ; State
Colored College of Smith Carolina
and Florida State I nd list rial college
lie lias miusclt made some ex
ceedingly important contributions
to our knowledge of the sjience of
agriculluie, and one of the most
succulent strawberries, now ex
tensively cultivated along the
Atlantic Coast, bears thename of
the I loffman Improved Seedling
Strawberry. There are perhaps
prouder achicx cmcnts than the or
igination of a new v ariety of berry,
but if true greatness consists of
making two blades of grass grow
where one grew before, certainly
one may not re! use a large measure
of distinction to a man who gives a
new berry to the world. For this
liscovcrv the Massachusetts Hor
ticultural Society elected him an
honorary member This berry is
considered "one of I he best in the
South," in the language of the con
servative Journal of Agriculture.
1 he professor is vel a young man
with many years of usefulness be
fore hint. He is a native of
Charleston, S. C, and received his
early education in his native city.
He look special courses at Harvard
and Cornell, after having studied
at Howard University, Washing
ton, D. C. ; Michigan Agriculture
college, Lansing, and Albion Col
lege, Albion, Mich, lie first at
tracted the attention of learned
scientific men in this country and
tbroad by his knowledge of th
interesting marine plants known
In addition to this Prof. Hoffman
has other claims to distinct ion to
the science of Agriculture, one of
his discoveries which attracted
much attention by prov ing that sor
ghum molasses could be used to
an advantage in fattening cattle and
also for inducing a greater flow of
milk when fed to dairy cows, and
another being thai he demon
strated by successful experi
ments that an excellent quality of
tea can be grown in the soil of
Florida. Prof. Hoffman was
elected to the chair of Agriculture
in Lincoln Institute last June and
has already demonstrated that he is
a teacher of unusual ability and is
arousing an interest in agricul
tural pursuits among the people of
the slate of M issotiri.
Mr . .
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PKOF. J. SI LONE YATES,
Prof. English at Lincoln Institute and President National Association
of Colored Women.
Professor J. Silone Yates, A.
M., head of the department of
English and Pedagogy, and Secre
tary of the Faculty, conies to Lin
coln Institute with the best wishes
and of patrons anil friends of the
school and for the second time
in the history of the institution as
she had charge of the department of
Natural Science during a period of
eight j ears ( I i -1 JsSy ) and taught
the parents of several of the pupils
who are present members of the
school. Professor Yates was edu
cated in the schools of Ncwlork
tnd New England, and was the
lirst colored woman to receive hy
competitive examination a certificate
entitling her to teach in the puMic
schools of Newport, Rhode
(iraduating from the Rogers
high school of Newport, with
highest scholarship medal, valedic
torian of the class, and the only
colored student in it ; and two years
later from . the Rhode Island State
Normal School with honor rank,
she has from that time devoted her
life to the race, and meanwhile has
broadened an already liberal edu
cation by study along various lines
and by the experience of twenty
years or more in high and normal
school and college work is a teacher.
Professor Yates is known through
out the length and breadth of the
United States as an educator,
writer, lecturer, and race woman;
and has held many important posi
tions of trust and honor in the
school room and elsewhere. In
1901 she was elected President of
the National Asociation of Colored
Women, which position she now
holds, and in which organization
she had served either in the
capacity of vice president or as
treasurer from its initial period;
am! she was elected Secretary
of the rarmers Convention in
session at Lincoln Institute.
Lincoln Institute is fortunate in
Pres. B. F. Allen. ;
The subject of this skttch,' 'it
Prof. P.. F. Allen : the. scholarly
president of Lincoln Institute:
Prof. Allen is a graduate of Atlanta
University, and received his A.
M. degree from the University of
Chicago. He was connected with
Lincoln Institute for eight years.
And held first the chair of Latin
and Greek and then that of pedagogy
and serving most of this time as
vice President of the Institution.
He resigned in 1901 to accept a
position in the Georgia State Col
lege, at Savannah, Ga. Hut was
called to the presidency of Lincoln
Institute last June. The "new
England lournal of Educatiodn"
recently paid Pres. Allen and his
work at Lincoln the following
"Lincoln Institute, Jefferson
City, Mo., was founded in 1866
by funds contributed by the Sixty
second and Sixty-fifth regiments of
United States Colored infantry
when discharged from service and
in a comparatively short time taken
under the cure and protection of
the liberal state of Missouri. It
affords excellent opportunities for
both higher and industrial train
tug; and through its lone line of
graduates has furnished Missouri
aud other states not only many
high grade teachers, but in ad
dition, many leading lawyers,
physicians, and other professional
and business men.
The buildings, commodious,
sightly and modern, are well
located on a height of land that
commauds a fine view of Jefferson
City, ' aud the picturesque sur
rounding country tor miles around.
With such a location, excellent
water, good drainage, food well
selected and prepared, and with
athletic sports, in which all are
... - dnnnnrnirad tn tnUo nnrt. Rlnlrhnan
securing a voman 01 l'roiessor - . r. ' .. .,
ates worth and ability, Who, uuknown in factj y0UDg . pe0ple
to quote from Dr. I. M. irecn- wjth weak lune-s. or a tendency
wood and others, "is one of the thereto, often find themselves
best prepared women in the entire very much benefited after resi-
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country for higher work.
210 E. High St.
Tefferson City, Mo.
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V. T VIJKNON, A. M. P. D
President Western University,
A Fine Examination.
Clerk (Jeo. W. Moorman of the
railway mail service is making an
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excellent recoru as a postal cierw
lie was examined in St. Louis last
week on the routes, connections,
junctions, and postollices in the
first half of Missouri and passed
with the following results: He
threw 1539 cards into 139 different
boxes in 72 minutes; out of the
1539 cards only 2 were placed in
wrong boxes, lie was asked 55
questions and answered 51 of them
correctly. 11 is average was 99.67
which is an unusually good record
Mr. Moorman has only been in the
service since September. The
editor of the Professional World
congratulates ?.lr. Moorman, our
old school mate and friend, on his
excellent record and wishes him
great success in the railway mail
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ENOS L. SCRUGCJS, 1). 1). A. M.
President of the Western College of Macon, Missouri.
Resolutions of Respect.
At a regular communication of
Finneys Lodge, No. 98, A. F. it
. M., held Dec. 10, 1902, tne
following prean.ble and resolutions
were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, It has pleased the
Supreme Architect of the universe
to remove from our midst our
late brother, Nelson Carter, and
Whereas, the intimate relations
long held by our deceased brother
with the members or this loilge
render it proper that we should
place on record our appreciation of
his services as a .Mason, ami lit
merits as a man, tnerefore, be it
Resolved, that this lodge tender
its heartfelt sympathy to the family
and relatives of our deceased
brother in this their sad atllictions.
Resolved, That these resolutions
be entered on the minutes of the
lodge, and that a copy of them be
sent to the family of our deceased
Lewis Routt, W. M.
(J. W. Smith, S. W.
Robt. Mitchel, J. W.
R. S. Finney, Secy.
tenng now upon the thirty-sixth
year of its career, the institution
is exceedingly fortunate in navmg
at its head a gentleman and
scholar of wide experience in
educational matters in the person
of President B. F. Allen, A. M.,
who by eight years' experience as
a professor in one of the most im
portant departments of the same
school, and for the greater 'part of
this time its vioe-president, brings
with him a more than theoretical
knowledge of existing conditions,
and of both general and : specific
needs of the youDg people, who
come under his care and guidance;
one who desiring to be! helpful to
his race and believing most
thoroughly in a happy combina
tion of higher and - industrial
education, leads out along most
The enrollment 01 students has
been from the opening day,
September 1, a record breaker in
the history of the school,. Each
week brings a decided increase in
number, and at present an over
crowded condition exists that can
not be alleviated until the com
pletion of the commodious . build
ing now being erected as a boys'
dormitory, ' ..... 'L
President Allen, with his' usual
progressive spirit, recently called
a Farmers' convention to jneet at
Lincoln Institute November 1, to
discuss, among other things, such
practical questions as, "What is
the outlook for the colored farmer
in Missouri!" "What can we do
to keep our boys and girls on the
farm!" "How do we spend our
time when the crops are laid by!"
"How can the agricultural depart
ment of Lincoln Institute and the
colored farmers help euch other!"
The movement created much
interest among both the white and
colored educators of the state, and
the meetiug was in every sense of
News From the Capital.
The finest line of Christmas
goods in Jefferson City at T. CJ.
Uurkhardts Jewelry Store.
Mrs. ISmeline McCarty fell into
the basement of the second Haptist
church and was badly, but not
serious!-' hurt. Mrs. McCarty is
nn energetic church worker.
Mr. Willie Inompktns who is
attending the Denver Medical
school is in the city visiting his
grandmother, Mrs. Nelson.
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Miss Leona Hennett is spending the term a decided success.'"
the holidays wih her parents.
Mrs. Katie Moore and Miss E
Foster will attend the slate teach
Prof. Harrison is the busiest
man in Jefferson City.
All the public school in the city
dismissed last 1 rulav for a two
Mr. Moody Jennings has gone
home to spend the holidays.
Mr. T .C. McMahan left for his
home in Fulton to spend the holi
The bazaar triven '..y the ladies of
the Missionary Circle was a sue-
Mrs. Anna Mavbcrry went to
Osage to attend a funeral of a rela
A larire force of men was put to
work cTeanint' the mud off the
streets of lefferson City before the
arrival of the members of the
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