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VOL. II. NO. 10.
STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.
Annual Gathering of Missouri Peda
) gogues. Sessions Largely
The colored teachers of Missouri
met in their eighteenth annual
session in the First Baptist chuch
in St. Louis, Monday, Dec. 29th,
and remained in session three days.
FIRST DAY, AFTER NOON SESSION.
The programme opened with de
votional exercises, conducted by
Prof. Charles II. Brown, chair
man of the local committee. The
hvmn "Jesus Lover of My Soul"
.w'as sung by the delegates. Rev.
E. C. Cole, pastor of the First
Baptist church, delivered the
invocation, which was followed
by the singing of "At the Cross "
Ex-President J. VV. Baldwin, of
Kansas City, called the conven
ion to order and announced the
president's annual address. Presi
dent Shelton French was given a
hearty welcome by the delegates as
he took the platform to deliver his
address, was an epitome of the past
work of the association and an
optimistic picture of the possibili
ties of the future. He paid a tribute
to the local committee for the
lavish arrangements for entertain
ing the delegates and expressed the
wish that this meeting, which was
already a decided success, might
prove a pleasant memory to all and
result in much good for the cause of
education in Missouri.
Miss Anna O. Parram of the
Banneker school presented a class
in primary reading, in which the
method of teaching reading in the
first quarter f the first grade in the
St. Louis schools was shown.
Ten little children vied with each
other in demonstrating the meaning
of action words as rapidly as the
teacher introduced each word on
the blackboard. The exercise
elicited much interest and com
ment from the visiting teachers.
Miss Jeannette I. Mack of the
L'Ouverture school next gave a
similar illustration of the method of
teaching arithmetic in the primary
grades, and the qickness of the
children in their work, as well as
the scope covered, excited frequent
Miss Estelle Winfrey, of Chilli
cot he, rendered a piano solo, after
which President French announced
The evening session opened with
increased attendance. The large
auditorium was filled with teachers
and spectators long before the open
ing hour. The first number on the
program was a weclome address by
Supt. Louis F. Soldan, of St.
Louis, which was well received
and frequently interrupted by out
bursts of applause. His address
was responded to by Dr. J. II.
Garnett, of Lincoln Institute, who
paid a high tribute to the great edu
cational system of St. Louis and
her able corpse of teachers. Dr.
Garnett was followed by Hon.
Walter M. Farmer, Dr. D. P.
Roberts and Prin. R. H. Cole,
of St. Louis. The last number on
the program was an address by
Pres. B. F. Allen, of Lincoln
Institute, his subject being "Lin
coln Institute a Factor in the
Solution of the Race Problem".
The address was an excellent pro
duction and was well received by
the large audience and the speaker
was many times interrupted by out
bursts of applause.
THE SECOND DAY.
The convention opened with the
singing of a hymn. Rev. R. E.
Gillum of Centennial M. E. church
offered the invocation. "Questions
Confronting the Negro Teacher'
was the subject of a paper by J. B
Coleman, of Columbia, and was an
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exposition of the difficulties and
obstacles that hamper and obstruct
the efforts of the negro teacher.
T. B. Burris, of Macon, also read
a paper on the same subject, in
which he laid great emphasis upon
the building of character.
An essay on "Modern School
Discipline" by Miss Arsania Wil
liams, head grammar assistantof the
Dumas school, was an argument
in explanation of the modern theory
of school government by securing
self-government by the pupil
through constant appeals to his
self-respect. "How to Overcome
the Tendencies of Lawlessness"
was the subject of an address by
Prof. C. G. Williams, of Boon-
ville. Duiing the course of his
address he read personal letters
from the governors of a dozen states
upon this subject, the consensus of
whose opinions was . that correct
education of the masses, accom
panied with mild, .but certain,
punishment for crime, is the' best
remedy. The discussion of this
topic was quite spirited, and was
participatd in by Dr. J. H. Garnett,
of Lincoln Institute, Joe E.
Herriford, of Chillicothe, Rev.
James L. Madison, of St. Petcs
A. M. E. church and others. The
morning session concluded with a
solo,"The Holy City," by Miss
Georgia Harvey of Sumner- high
school. Miss Harvey .'was re
warded with an encore and
rendered "I Love You".'
When the hour or the noon inter
mission arrived the delegates
accepted the invitation of Prof.
Richard H. Cole to visit the
Simmons school, the largest and
finest colored school 'in the city,
where they were met Ly the
eighteen teachers of the Simmons
corps, who acted as ushers, con
ducting" them through the building.
The trip terminated in the kinder
garten, where the visitors were sur
prised with a banquet, served by
the teachers and the ladies of the
Simmons patron's alliance. The
table, which was made up of
kindergarten work, tables was laid
for 100 covers, and set in the form
of a Roman cross, with a decorated
Christmas tree in the center.
The afternoon session was
devoted to the reading of papers, as
follows: ueograpy, Prof. E. S.
Williams, principal of the Dcs
salines school of this city ; "Read
ing", Prof. G. II. Nelson, principal
of the Douglass school of Webster
Groves; "Rerlex Action of School
Upon Home Life'", by Prof. J. W.
Baldwin, of Kansas City, and
"Helps and Hindrances in Teach
ing", Prof. Charles II. Hunter, of
JoDlin. The general discussion of
these topics was taken up by Dr.
Enos L. Scruggs D. D., A. M.,
president of the Baptist college of
Macon, and Prof. William Wilhite,
of Newport, 111.
THIRD DAY, MORNING SESSION.
The session opened with prayer
by Rev. William P. Brooks, of
Moberly. The first hour was de
voted to the discussion of "How to
Teach the English Language in
Negro Schools", which was par
ticipated in by President Shelton
French, of Sedalia, Prof, High
gate of St. Charles; Charles S.
Hunter, of Joplin ; Joe E. Herri
ford, of Chillicothe and T. B.
Burris, of Macon. How to
Secure the Growth of Teachers"
was the next subject, and was dis
cussed by W. W. Yates and Mrs.
J. S. Yates, of Kansas City; Prof.
A. D. Langston of St. Louis and
Prof. T. B. Burris. Prof. N. C..
Bruce, of St. Joseph, read a paper
on lhe function of Books 111
Prof. C. G. Grisham, principal
of the Lincoln high school of Kan
sas City, in a general discussion on
the morning topics, advanced the
idea that the time was ripe for
special supervision of the negro
schools of Missouri; that a state
supervisorship should be created
for the purpose of harmonizing
the methods to be practiced in the
education of negro boys and girls
Prof. H. L. Billups, president
of George R. Smith college, of
Sedalia, read an able paper on
"Why the Negro Should Get a
I ajusiiicbs cuuchuoii. 11c cueu
(the following statistics: "The total
Business Education." He cited
net resources of the race," he said,
"are $6oo,oo,o( includin; ki,-
000 farms and 1 o.otxj homes", lie
pointed to the millions of ncgroc
in our msular possessions that await
the coming of negro business men
from the states, and predicted a
brighter future, full of promise and
opportunity, for the negro equipped
with a business education.
The committee on time and place
of .meeting reported in favor of St.
Joseph as the place for the nine
teenth annual session, in Decem
ber, 1903. The committee on
nomination net reported the. fol
lowing list of olliccrs for the
ensuing year, which was declared
to be the choice of the convention,
by a rising vote: J. II. Kenner, of
Marshall, president; Charles II.
Brown, of St. Louis, vice-president;
Kay Kiles, of Brooklield,
treasurer; J. 15. Coleman, of Co
lumbia, recording secretary; Miss
Mary Wallace, of St. Charles, as
sistant recording secretary; Miss
Anna II. Jones, of Kansas City,
corresponding secretary; C. (.
Williams, of Moonv ille, stal ist ician ;
Joe E. Herriford, of Chillicothe,
editor; Mrs. J. .Silone atcs, of
Kansas City, superintendent nornal
division; R. II. Cole, of St. Louis,
superintendent of high sc.iool
division; Martin Lewis, of Hanni
bal, spcrinlcndcnt intermediate
division, and Miss Ida Thompson,
of Iligginsville, superintendent
primary division. 'At the con
clusion of the morning session the
delegates adjourned to take a trip
to the World's Fair grounds.
Tiie closing session was devoted
to the discussion of papers on
"Compulsory Education," by W.
H.Dixon of Palmyra; "Reflex
Action in .the Schoolroom," by
Prof. Peter II. Clark, of the
Sumner high school of this city;
"The Art Idea; Its Relations to
Negr.i Education" hy Miss Anna
II. Jones, of Kansas City, and
"The Equipment of the Teacher,"
bv Mrs. . Silone Yates, of Kansas
City. All papers were well re
ceived and commanded the close
attention of the large audience at a
Pres. French called the newly
elected officers to the rostrum and
introduced them to the association
ind presented the gavel to the newly-
elected president, Prof. I. I.
Kenner, who after making a few-
very appropriate remarks, declared
the most successful session ever
held in the history of the associa
Shots at the Teacher's
St. Louis teachers proved them
selves to be the most hospitable
people in the world.
Prof. Chas. II. 'Brown, chair
man of the local committees was
certainly the right man in the right
The session would have been in
complete without, the presence of
Prof. W. W. Yales.
The treasury of the association
was never in better condition.
Prof. Kay Kyles -well deserved the
compliment paid him by hfs re
election. Prof. Kyles was also
mentioned for president of the
The teachers will never forget
the reception given them at
Simmons school by Prin. R. II.
Cole and his excellent teachers.
The association could not have
made abetter selection than Prof.
J. H. Kenner for president. Prof.
Kenner has always devoted ' much
time to the work of the association
and has contributed - much to its
St. Joseph will have to get up
and hustle if she comes t.p with St,
Louis, for St. Louis certainly
gave Kansas City a back-seal.
Williams iliams. In Colum-
lan. ist, iooa, Mr. Moss
Williams of Columbia and
Etfie Williams of Mexico.
J. A. Grant, officiating.
Starks Samuels. Mr. William
Starks and Mrs. Jennie Samuels,
both of Boone county.
The Professional World extends
congratulations to both couples.
Teacher: "Johnnie, this is the
worst composition in the class, and
I'm going tj write to your father
and tell him," . Johnnie: "Don't
keer if you do; he wrote it fer me."
Capital City Notes.
' Prof. Mebane spent
v isiting friends in the
attending the State
a few days
Prof. Charles Brooks,
enthusiastic school worker
a tew davs in the citv.
Mrs. Herald, of Key tesv ille, was
in the city the guest of Mrs. M. E.
Mrs. Lina Barbour, of Jiuncctoii,
was in the city on business.
Prof. R. L. Logan passed
through the city on his way to the
Stale Teachers' .Association.
Profs. J. Silone Yates, Harrison,
J. II. Gametic, A. Reynolds, Mor
ton, J. . Darnel, President Allen,
Prof, and Mrs. Murry, attended the
State Teachers' Association.
Prof. E. L. Anthony
holidays w ith his family
Miss M. E. Grimshaw spent the
holidays in Washington, D.C .
. Mr. Ed North was painfully
burned about the face and hands
from the explosion of a can of
Miss ,Nettie Caves is on the sick
Dr. Enloc's little
is dangerously- ill.
with his family-
spent the holiday;
Profs. Walter H. Harrison and
Moore were in the citv last week.
cit v last week.
Kenfro was in the
A festival and Christmas tree was
had at our church on Christmas
eve. .Many handsome presents
were received and an enjoyable
time ,vas had.
The members of the sewing
circle made our pastor a very hand
some present after services Christ
A nice little collection of $.2.50
was raised tor our competent
teacher,-Miss Mayme Woods, and
yen her as a Chrismas gift.
The public school children
rendered a v ery interesting program
on the 24th in the afternoon and all
received a nice treat from their
A debate was had at the church
on r ridav evening between our
pastor, Rev. Young and Mr. Chas.
I lenderson, subject ' Resolv ed, That
The Sun Does Move". Rev.
Young taking the negative side and
Mr. Henderson (he allirinativc side
of the question; both gentlemen
made good talks and brought out
some interesting points. 1 he
ladies, who acted as judges gave
Rev. Young yi points and Mr.
IlendcrsonS 1 points.
Miss Gertrude McKim, of
Fulton, came out and made us a
pleasant visit Xmas. She re
turned to Fulton the 27th and was
accompanied bv Miss Mavme
Several of our young men who
have been in Illinois at work spent
Xmas at home.
Mr. Anderson Logan, of New
Bloomfield, made a business trip
here during Xmas. While here
he was the guest of his brother,
Henry Logan, and his sister, Mrs.
S. M. Bradley.
A Successful Callawegian.
Thomas Nevins, who was born
and reared near Guthrie, Mo., in
Callaway county, is making a
record for himself and reflecting
credit upon his parents and the
community in which he was reared.
Thomas hustled out to Lincoln
Institute and secured an education,
but as he did not like the profession
of teaching, he went to St. Louis
and began working for a private
family, after working a few years
and saving the greater portion of
his meager salary he discovered he
had enough money to begin a little
business. He invested his amount
in a stock of groceries to which he
has added constantly. He now
has a first class grocery store at
2S00 Laclede avenue and is doing
a good business. Other boys can
do likewise, why not?
Owing to an encounter between
a postman and a v icious dog at
Trenton, Mo., recently the author
ities have passed a ruling that a
carrier is not compelled to deliver
mail at houses where vicious dogs
Miss Lucv Poster, of Miami.
spent a few days in the cilv.
Miss Laura Douglass who was
ill at Wcht il'.c. was able to spend
the holiday s at h me.
MissNaoma Smith, of Lincoln
Institute, spent the holidays with
Miss Laura Karris and Miss
Mr. and Mrs. I rank JKarris
entertained at their home in honor
of Miss Xaoina Smith.
The Oxford Club gave two suc
cessful halls during the holiday s.
Mr. Alono Buckner, who has
been ill for some lime, is much im
Miss Eulallee Douglass, of Jop
lin, spent the holidays at home.
.vir. vv m. viroves is able lone
out again after an attack of lagrippe.
Prof. K. L. Logan was taken
ill suddenly in his school room at
iiuntsviiie last .Monday and was
for a while unconscious. The
attack was that of nervous prostra
tion, resulting from over work dur
ing the past month. He was able
to be in Columbia ibis week, how-
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Mrs. (i. 15. K ichardson and Miss
Mary I. amine entertained a few
young people from 3 to 6 Thursday
DIED: Tibbs At her resi
deuce in Columbia, January 1st,
1003, Mrs. Margaret Tibbs of
consumption. She leaves a husband
and I wo sons as follows: Mr.
lames Tibbs and Daniel and Oscar
Tibbs; four sisters as follows:
Mrs. Charlotte Williams, Mrs.
Sallie Williams, Mrs. Addie White
and Miss Emma Diggs. Rev.
Adams conducted the funeral from
the Second Batpist church last Sun
day. Mrs. Tibbs was a member
f the Second Baptist church and
also belonged to two secret or
The Board of Curators of the
Stale L'niverisly will ask the
legislature to make an appropriation
to publish the history of the Uni
versity, recently written by Hon.
W. F. S.vit.lcr, The curators
regard it as a contribution to the
history of the state which makes a
very valuable document. Mary
v ille Democrat.
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