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COLUMBIA AND JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY FEB. 20, 1903.
VOL. II. NO. 16
Schools and Teachers.
The indications are that Lincoln
A Institute will receive a very liberal
'(appropriation at the bands of the
'present legislature. The faculty
will probably be increased.
The Professional World is in re
ceipt of a copy of the 53rd annual
report of the State Superintendent
of the schools of Missouri. It is
one of the most complete we have
ever noticed, and is full of inter
esting facts and data.
When the time drags during the
school year it is generally the
The Teachers' Association of
Boone and surrounding counties
convened on Saturday, February
14th, at 2 p. in., in the Douglass
school building. The meeting was
instructive and enthusiastic. Of
the many excellent papers read
only a brief summary can be given :
Miss Macian Peach read a paper
entitled, "Child Life in Litera
ture." The beautiful, picturesque
and fascinating in literature, as it
deals with the child, were cited.
There is nothing so universally
attractive and interesting as the
study of child life. She showed
that the earnest teacher should
strive to interest the children, not
only with the best in literature,
but arouse in them a desire to em
ulate the example of the literary
Mrs. J. B. Coleman discussed
the paper in an able manner.
Mrs. M. E. Akers followed with
a paper, "An Ideal Teacher,"
which furnishedfood for assimil
ation as well as reflection, and
showing that while neither the
, ideal school nor the ideal teacher
: exists, but all over this blessed
land of ours there are teachers
following the "gleam," who are
consecrated to their work.
The paper was discussed by Mrs
V. Walden, followed by Prof. J.
R. Vivion, Prof. J. P. Washington
and Prof. E. W. Emory.
The Association then adjourned,
to meet at the Second Baptist
church at 7:30 p. m.
At the evening session, after the
opening exercises, Mrs. F. M.
Brashears addressed the audience
with words of welcome, which
were responded to by Prof. J. P.
Miss Macian Turner then read a
paper entitled, "Method of Pre'
senting Geography to Beginners."
' So simply and clearly was the plan
set forth that the work wonld be
attractive and interesting to the
dullest pupil. One point strongly
set forth in her paper was the cul
tivation of the imagination and
f The subject of Prof. J. P. Wash
ington's paper was "Purpose.'
Besides beiug a production worthy
' of much praise for literary taste
it was highly appreciated by the
l audience. The writer earnestly
stated the purpose or life, our
opportunities and the sublime re
alities that we free.
Prof. J. R. Vivion's subject was
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February 15th to April 30th, in
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Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Mon
tana and intermediate.
THROUGH TOURIST CARS
For full information in regard
to rates, time of trains, etc., apply
to nearest ticket agent or address
II. E. WATTS, P. & T. A.,
'True Education Inseperable from
Morality." He read "his paper
with telling effect upon his audi
ence. His paper emphasized the
fact, moral instruction as an ele
ment of school training, and that the
training of the intellect and moral
faculties of the child must be
carried on hand in hand. School
life affords many opportunities for
such instruction, but their fruitful
improvement depends largely upon
the personal interest, zeal and tact
of the teacher. The paper aroused
Rev. J. A. Grant read a paper
on "Strength of Young Manhood,"
which teemed with admonition to
the young men of our race. They
must be ever ready to face the
tern realities that present them
selves to us, and labor to become a
blessing to mankind.
Talks were made by Dr. J. E.
Perry, Prof. Logan and Rev.
The Association adjourned, to
meet the second Saturday in April.
J. Ethel Fowler,
Mrs. Henry Smith and daughter,
Blanche, left Thursday for St.
Mrs. Gabe Crocket and daughter,
Mrs. H. W. Pazaar, spent Sunday
Mrs. A. B. Moore, who is teach
ing in the Jefferson City schools,
spent Saturday at her home.
Mrs. Lizzie Clemens, of Keokuk,
Iowa, was called here to attend the
bedside of her brother, Mr. James
Tibbs, who is seriously ill.
Prof. W. H. .'Iarrison and wife,
of Jefferson City, passed through
Columbia Sunday, enroute home
from Centralia, where they accom-
paniod the remains of their infant
Miss Ella Boon of Moberly was
a pleasant visitor to Macon last
Miss P. Erline Jackson is pur
suing a course i shorthand at
Western B. College.
Rev. J. Frank McDonald was in
Kansas City last week attending
the council of the Bishop.
xne students or. vv . a. u. are
preparing to entertain at the Bap
tist church Friday evening.
Mr. Philip Hubbard and Mrs
Zadie Guy, who for some time
have ben on the siok list, are im
The parsonage of Bethel A. M.
E. church doesn't look like the
same place any more. It has been
repaired, carpeted and new furni
ture put it.
The old soldiers of this city are
still loyal to patriotism and hold
in memory our beloved martyred
president, Abraham Lincoln. An
excellent program was rendered
last Thursday evening at Bethel
A. M. E. church. Profs. E. L.
Scruggs, E. H. Borden, T. B. Bur
ns, Revs. J. Frank McDonald and
W. T. Osborne were the orators of
the evening. Majors Brock and
Wilson were pleasant visitors and
both made excellent speeches upon
subjects suitable for the occasion.
We were also impressed with the
ideu that the negro must get oloser
to the Cross of Jesus. That is his
great salvation. And while the
problem is so eagerly being dis
cussed and everything seems to be
against him, the great Jehovah
that whipped away the dark
shadows of slavery still reigns up
on His throne and proclaims that
justice shall be met outright.
Mayor Brock said (the same being
emphasized by Rev. Osborne), that
prayer and upright living will be
the key that will solve the negro
f p Subscribers.
When your subscription expires
and you receive a notice to that
effect and do not respond, your
paper will at once be discontinued.
Mrs. Sara Dimick is slowly re
Miss Dehlia Henderson is visit
ing her relatives.
A few cases of measles are re
ported in the city.
The heaviest snow of the season
fell last Saturday.
Mrs. Wm. Tony will entertain
the sewing circle Friday.
The Professional World is only
$1.00 per year. Order it now.
Mrs. M. A. Salisbury entertained
the sewing circle last Friday after
A number of the colored citizens
of Huntsville own comfortable and
well located homes.
Mrs. I. A. Robinson entertained
at supper Eriday evening, in honor
of Prin. R. A. Logan's birthday
Brown's Station Items.
Mrs. K. C. Washington is yet
confined to her bed.
Mrs. Mary Kelly, of McBaine,
came np Monday to attend the
funeral of Mr. Willard Woods.
Misses M. E. Woods and S. E.
Woods, of Kansas City, attended
the funeral of their brother, Mr,
Died Woods At the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey,
Saturday, Feb. 14th, 1903, Mr
Willard Woods, age 24 years, 7
months. He leaves one brother,
two sisters, a mother and father,
and a host of relatives and friends
to mourn his death. He was a
member of the U. B. F. lodge and
was buried in the Mt. Hope ceme
tery by that order Monday.
Success to The Professional
Several children of the Pleasant
Hill school have had the chicken
pox in a light form.
Mr. John Henderson has been
indoors for the past week with a
sprained ankle, but we art glad to
say he is able to be out again.
A petition will be sent to the
Postal Department at Washington
for the establishment of a rural
mail delivery in this neighborhood
which will be of much benefit to
Rev. W. H. Young, our pastor,
filled his regular appointment here
last Sunday. He preached a good
sermon but owing to the bad
weather only a few could get out
to hear him.
Dr. Griffin of Mexico came over
on the 14th and examined several
young men who joined the U. B
F. Lodge. They were initiated by
Rev. Young who is trying to make
something out of our young men
Mr. Joseph Henderson, Jr., who
has been visiting his parents since
the holidays will return to Bloom
ington, 111., Monday. Mr. Hen
derson is one of our promising
young men and we are glad to
learn that he is saving some
POWER OP BURSTINQ SAW.
The piece of saw which broke
out of the saw which Killed R. T.
Nelson was found a quarter of a
mile away, and sticking about o
inches in the ground. It weighs
about 25 lbs. It was not the piece
of broken saw which killed Mr,
Nelson, it was the remaining part
left on the shaft, which flew around
and struck him on the shoulder
close to his neck and laid open a
gash about 6 inches on his breast
and about ten inches down his
back, through and. through. Perry
We desire to engage some good
agents to solicit subscriptions for
the Professional World. Liberal
commissions will be paid and only
one agent will be .engaged for the
same town, only persons of good
standing need apply. Address,
Professional World, Columbia, Mo
New Bloomfield Notes.
A good enow fell here Sunday.
Little Ida Logan still remains
Mr. Thomas Murray has pur
chased a handsome gray team.
Subscribe to the Professional
World. It is only $1.00 a year.
There will be an entertainment
at the M. E. church Thursday eve
Mr. John Hawkins, of Wain-
wright, visited at Mr. John Mur
ray's. Mr. Johnnie Murray, who has
been ill for some time, is not yet
able to be out of bed.
Mr. James Gatheright has a new
guitar and a young lady in New
Bloomfield is kept quite busy
keeping it in tune for him.
Messrs. II. T. Congo, Joe Timo
thy and Thomas Murry attended
the funeral of Mr. John Chiles at
Mount Vernon last Sunday. He
was a member of the V. B. F.
Lodge and was laid to rest with
the honors of that Lodge.
Strange But True.
French people always have their
election days on Sundays.
South Dakota has one county
that is four times as big as Rhode
The chance of two finger prints
being alike is not one in 64,000,-
Bread as a daily article of food
is used by only about one-third of
the population of the earth.
Frogs as large as oxen once ex
isted in Oklahoma, , if the fossils
recently found may be believed.
There are 280,0d0,000 Moham
medans in the world, and their
number is rapidly increasing.
So keen is the elephant's sense
of smell that he can scent a human
being at a distance of 1,000 yards.
Russia has more holidays than
any other European nation 86 in
all. Austria comes next with 76.
Cast-iron, antimony, and bis
muth all expand when they cool.
Most other substances contract
The earliest library was that of
Nebuchadnezzar. Every book was
a brick engraved with cuneiform
Over four billion post office
stamps of various denominations
are shipped to the different offices
within a year.
The world produces 650,000,000
tons of coal a year. Two-thirds of
this is dug in Great Britain and
the United States.
Each year about $50,000 is ex
pended in sprinkling the streets of
London with sand, to prevent
horses from slipping.
Nearly 1,200 boys and girls are
licensed by the City Council of
Liverpool to sell newspapers
matches and shoe laces on the
Tne Japanese eat more fish than
any other people in the world.
With them meat eating is a for
eign innovation, confined to the
rich, or rather, to those rich peo
pie who prefer it to the national
Notice to Correspondents.
When you find it impossible for
you to send the news regularly
from your community after having
agreed to do so, kindly notify us
and do not have us reserving space
for your items weekly and you not
The Perpetual License Bill.
Jefferson City, Feb. io The
Senate today, by the vote of 19 to
13 passed the perpetual saloon
license bill. If this measure is
enacted into law it . will save all
saloon keepers the inconvenience of
getting up a petition every year in
order to renew their licenses.
Lincoln Institute Notes.
The entire amount of the appro
priation asked for by President
Allen for the maintenance of Lin
coln Institute for the ensuing two
years has been favorably recom
mended by the committee on ap
propriations. The Olive Branch, a society com
posed of the young ladies of the
Senior and Junior classes, holds
its meeting weekly on Satnrday
evening. The program is always
instructive and well rendered. The
essays prepared, the subjects dis
cussed and the manner of conduct
ing business would do credit to
adults. The debate at the last
weekly meeting, "Which one has
contributed the more to Civiliza
tion Virchow or Marconi" showed
careful preparation and that these
young women are making effective
use of the reading room. The
Olive branch is distinctly a liter
ary club aud has membership in
the National Association of Colored
Professor J. Siione-Yates, head
of the Department of English, has
been invited by President Bum
stead of Atlanta University to de
liver an address beforet he" Eighth
Annual Conference of Atlanta
University" to be held in Atlanta
May 26. Among other prominent
speakers will be Professor Kelly
Miller of Howard University, Dr.
Washington Gladden, and others.
The general subject for discussion
will be "The Negro Church," al
though each speaker will be assign
ed a special phase of the subject.
Tne Institute has recently been
favored with visits from tnaay of
the noted men of the race in Mis;
souri. Among these may be men
tioned Regent Harris, Elder Scott,
and Dr. Unthank, of Kansas City;
Lawyer Farmer aud Capt. Camp
bell of St. Louis, Dr. Perry, of
Columbia, and others. The pres
ence of these distinguished gentle
men aud their manly utterances
have been an inspiration to the
young people gathered here; and
the gentlemen in turn, one and all,
have expressed themselves as
highly gratified with the condition
of things, as they by careful in
spection, saw them. Visitors
from the legislature came out al
most daily and they also expressed
great satisfaction with the institu
tion aud iu their enthusiastic
speeches gave the young people
much good advice. Thus from
both races the colored stddent is
receiving helpful recognition, and
there is every reason to believe
that practical results will follow
from the seed thus sown. Lincoln
Institute is always glad to welcome
visitors aud they will always be
well received by President Allen
and his faculty.
Marriage Licenses Two Weeks.
Joseph M. Drake and Mary
Green Short, Jefferson City, and
Belle liistcs, Columbia, colored.
Jasper M. Winn, llallsville, and
Linnic Maud McNcar, Centralia
Geo. Johnson and Ilattie Wash'
Chas. P. Hale, Carrollton, and
Martha Guitar, Columbia.
Geo. I. Boone and Pearl Brown,
Lewis Manford and Bettie
R. T. Chism, Centralia, and
Mattie Purdy, Sturgeon.
T. B. Nichols and Gertrude
Vaughn, Callaway county.
S. P. Newby, Columbia, and
Lucile Kioling, Payette.
Floyd W. Rippeto, Columbia
and lieulah V. btonc, II in ton.
Jesse Wat kins and Mamie
We will consider it a great favor
if our readers will patronize the
merchants whose advertisements
I hey see in this paper.
THAT POST OFFICE BUILDING.
Columbia May Get $35,000 from
Last Saturday the committee on
public buildings at Washington re
ported favorably on a bill carrying
with it an appropriation of $36,000 for
a new federal building at Moberly.
There is little doubt that the bill
will become a law this session, as the
committee's recommendations are
nearly always accepted as final.
This action comes two years sooner
than expected. As no one here
thought of the matter being taken
up before the next congress. The
bill includes the same amount, $36,
000 for a building at Moberly, while
that at Louisiana is increased from
$35,000 to f40,000. St. Joseph's build
ing will cost $590,000, $400,000 is to be
spent in Improvements In one at
Kansas City, while St. Louis will
have one not to exceed $800,000. The
bill will doubtless become a;law this
IN PROBATE COURT.
Estate of Sarah H. Hill, J. T.
Mitchell appointed administrator.
Estate of Henrietta Fay, J. D. Fay
Estate of John W. Asbury, will
probated, and I). B. Carpenter ap
Estate of J. W. McQuitty, widow
allowed $160 for 1 year's main
tenance. Estate of Robert Henry, assessed
with collateral inheritance tax of
Estate of Thos. Forbis, administra
tion stopped and property turned
over to minor child.
Estate of B. C. Gentry, report of
sale of land approved.
Estate of Robt. Graves, petition
filed for sale of land to pay debts.
Estate of Mary F. Wilhite, report
of sale of real estate approved.
Estate of Lois Agee, R. A. Agee
appointed curator, and minor's inter
est in real estate ordered sold.
Estate of Geo. E. Flood, applica
tion to sell land to pay debts filed,
order of publication and notice.
Estate of L.O. Blythe, widow al
lowed $390 for 1 year's maintenance.
Estate of Elvira; J. Flood, et al.,
order of sale of minor's interest in
Estate of J. T. Norman, report of
sale of real estate approved.
Estate of Emmitt Dickinson, S. N.
Woods appointed curator.
Estate of Mary G. Drake, report of
sale of real estate approved.
In the matter of J. R. Glore
against the estate of W. E. Dawson,
claimant's demand allowed to the
extent of $509.63. Appealed.
Estate of Geo. V. Pence, et al,
minor's interest in real estate order
Final settlements were made in
the following estates: R. L. Main,
J. H. Sampson, C. E. Sexton, F.
Clark, et. al, J. B. Yeaman, J. R.
Purcell, W. H. and S. P. Wade, C
B. McQuitty, W. V.Bledsoe, W. ;
Hopper and J. T. Norman.
Boone County Fair.
At a meeting of the Boone
County Fair Association on Mon
day last week, a final decision was
reached in regard to the running
races, their lengths, purses, entries,
etc. All races are to be dashes and
divided as follows:
First day, five-furlong dash,
purse $ioo, to be divided in Go, 25
and 15 per cent to the fastest horses.
Second day, four and one-half
furlong dash, purse $100, to be
divided in 60, 25 and 15 per cent.
.Ihird day, six-furlong novelty
race, purse $100,30 per cent for
the winner at the quarter post, 40
per cent for the winner at the half
mile post and 30 per cent for the
winner at the three-quarter-mile
r ourth day, consolation-mile
purse, $100, to be divided in 60,
25 and 15 per cent, and to be for
horses which have started and won
no other money.
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