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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 1902.
VOL. 1, NO. 16.
New President Took Charge of
Lincoln Institute -Was
Science Professor in
Prof. Edward A. Clarke, the new
president of Lincoln Institute ar
rived from Wilberforce, Ohio,
Monday and entered upon the du
ties of the office this morning.
He is well known here where he
taught many years ago and his
friends predict for him a success
ful administration of the Institute.
Prof. Clarke is a man of middle
age, and is a thorough type of a
college man. He was born in the
President's house, in the college
campus of Wilberforce University,
which school was founded by his
grandfather, Bishop Payne, in
1856. His father and mother
both attended this school in Ohio
before the war, and both taught in
His primary education, was
all received at his mother's knee,
and he entered at the a'ge of ten
the preparatory course of the Uni
versity. He graduated, B. A.
with highest honors in 1881, and
became principal of the high school
in Evansville, Ind., at the age of
twenty-one, having under bis
charge GOO students and a corps
of 13 teachers. In this position
he remained eight years, being
the only colored man in the state
of Indiana to hold a life state cer
tificate. He also holds life certi
ficates in the cities of Louisville
and St. Louis.
Prof. Clarke came from Evans
ville to Lincoln Institute in 1889,
as professor of science, and spent
three years here, so impressing
the students, citizens and the
Board of Regents, as well as the
patrons of Lincoln Institute
thoughout the state, that after ten
years he is now recalled to their
highest gift, the presidency.
In 1892 by civil service exam
ination, standing first out of 90
applicants, he was appointed to
the war department in Washington
City. Taking a special examina
tion there, he became an assistant
examiner of patents under the Gov
ernment, the only colored man in
that great office by civil service ex
amination This position demands
Mgh scientific and legal know
ledge combined and is eagerly
sought after by graduates of suoh
technical and scientific schools as
the Boston Technical, Cornell
University, Ann Arbor and other
great schools. Remaining here
three years and standing first on
the list for promotion, Prof.
Clarke resigned to accept the chair
of science in his Alma Mater.
This school had already honored
him with the degree of M. A.,
granting it to him in a class com
posed of such notables as ex-Presi-dent
William McKinley, then gov
ernor of Ohio, and the Hon. Fred
Prof. Clarke is an ordained min
ister and served Wilberforce in
the doable capacity of professor of
science ana pas; or of the college
chapel. In his congregation were
teachers, students, citizens of every
denomination, Catholic and Prot
estant. The spiritual welfare of
the student body was never in
such satisfactory condition as dur
ing the five years of. his stay.
The Jefferson City Tribune.
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Public School Concert.
The children of the Fred Doug
lass school, under the direction of
Mrs. n. A. Clark, gave a concert
at Stone's Hall last Wednesday
evening. A very creditable pro
gram, consisting of choruses, du
ets, solos, drills, compositions and
recitations was rendered to an ap
preciative audience. The exhibit
of school work which was shown
at the State Teachers' Association
last Christmas was inspected by
the audience at the conclusion of
Buy your meat at O. E. ltader's
new meat market.
Goto Oilman & Dorsey's
for drugs and toilet articles.
Dr. Anna B. Marsh accompa
nied by her mother and children,
left Monday afternoon for Nash
Miss Lucile Smith is improving
after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. P. C. Crews is improving
Special prices on muslin
underwear at Hubbell's.
Rubbers for children lOets and
rubbers for women 25cts per pair
at C. B. Miller's shoe store.
Mr Oscar Marshall is on the
Everybody eats meat and should
buy it at 0. E. Rader's new meat
All kinds of Jewelry at
Gilman & Dorsey's.
Mr. Beverly Chapman is serious
ly ill at his home on Christian
The editor of the Professional
World was receiving birthday con
gratulations Thursday but was too
old to tell his age.
All kinds of drees goods,
lowest prices, at HubbeLV
The lowest prices ever placed
high grade shoes are seen in C. L
Miller's show window.
The youngest child of Mrs. Amy
Booth is seriously ill with pneu
monia. Finest meat in the city at 0. E.
Rader's new meat market, two
doors north of Statesman office.
Watch repairing at Gil
man & Dorsey's drug store.
Mr. John Woods and Mrs. Ellen
Williams were married last Wed
nesday evening, Rev. J. A. Grant,
officiating. The Professional World
O. E. Rader has opened the
most up to date meat market in
the city. All kinds of meats, game
and oysters. Telephone 129.
Jackets, furs and capes at
Best shoes ever offered in the
city for the money at Miller's.
The Columbia Concert Band, as
sisted by Mrs. Margaret Akers,
rendered their first program to a
large audience at St. Paul's Hall,
Order your meat at Rader's.
Polite clerks. Quick delivery.
All kinds of patent medi
cines at Gilman & Dorsey's.
Watches, clocks and
Jewelry repaired by an
at Hopper's Drug Store
All person who are interested in
the success of The Professional
World will Bhow the same by pat
ronizing the business men who ad
vertise in thede colutns.
Have prescriptions filled
at Oilman '& Dorsey's, the
oldest continuous drug
house in the city.
The pupils of Dumas school will
give their literary concert Friday,
Messrs. Frank Hurley and Carl
Davis, of Ohio, have come ,to this
city to work in the Bhear factory.
Wellington Coleman is at school
again after a serious attack of
The students of Western College
are preparing to entertain Macon
society with a sham law suit.
Mrs. Ida Ancell is able to be out
Miss Maud Allen, who teaches
at Clarence, came home Snnday
sick with lagrippe.
Mrs. Leaner Gooding entertained
Prof, and Mrs. T. B. Burris at 4
o'clock tea Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. V. A. Dodd took a flying
trip to Corbin last week.
Prof. J. II. Bradley, of room 3,
Dumas school, is still on the sick
Mrs. Emma Robinson transacted
business in Chicago.
At Dumas school Nadine Myers,
of 6th grade, Roy Ford, of 5th
grade, and Fred Woods, of 4th
grade were stars of their classes
Mr. John fl. Guy's house was
burned Sunday night. A lamp
Richard Sherwood is out again
after a long illness.
lhe churches are preparing a
series of entertainments prepara
tory to spring improvements.
Get laces, embroideries
and white goods at Hub
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
the undersigned, have
known F. J. Cheney for the last
15 years, and believe him perfect
ly honorable in all business trans
actions and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by
their firm. West &Traux, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O., W aid
ing, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Price 75c. per bottle.
Sold by all Druggists. Testimo
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
See the display of toilet
articles in Hubbell's show
BIBLE GIVEN TO THE AMEErt.
IMu Rahman' Latter af Thanh far
the Scriptural Donation.
Abdur Rahman thought much about
religious problems. It la not, however,
generally known that he was the pos
sessor of a copy of the new testament
In Loewenthal'g erudite translation In
to Pushtu, which wag forwarded to him
by the Rev. Worthington Jukes of the
Church Missionary society, stationed
in the Punjab, just after the great
durbar held at Rawal Plndl by the
Marquis of Duffertn and Ava, as Vice- J
roy, In 1881. Acknowledging this, the
Ameer wrote In his own hand to Mr.
Jukes: "I received your letter. You
bad regretted therein that you had
been unable to see me, and that,
through want of leisure, you could not
For my part, I am exceedingly sorry
that, during my present visit to the ,
Indian frontier,' I had not the oppor
tunity of seeing the most learned and
Intellectual of the British kingdom.
Everything has its own allotted time.
The copy of the Bible which you have
sent I have received, and I accept It
with great reverence. Though we have'
nothing to do with all that is written
therein, yet we respect It, accepting it
as a book handed to us by Qod. I shall
take extracts of all those verses which
fully correspond with those of our
Koran, besides all such passages as are
Interesting. I shall act upon them. I
have had the greatest pleasure In re
ceiving this present, which Is tht best
Of all " t nnAnm Talaa-rartl
Ce Philadelphia a a Snbnrb.
Few people know that Philadelphia
has quite a colony of business men
who, while maintaining families In the
Quaker City, make New York the field
of- their battle for fame and fortune.
Not a small percentage of these, too,
suffer the wear and tear of trains daily
rather than be away from their hearth
tones at night. Two-hour trips are
ihortened, of course, by conversation,
card playing and the rapacious and
rapidly growing American habit of
newspaper reading. One exclusive aet
kills time on wheels with that reigning
fad bridge whist, while another, com
posed of men widely known socially
and professionally, shortens the trip
more effectually than all the rest with
the fascinating game of "draw." It's
a pretty good traveling pace to keep,
but mammon Is a relentless task mas
ter, and so these modern Jasins must
go on to the end. So long as they
drop their dollars here It's all right
Tribute to Hetn. Lew.
The following minute was adopted
ey the faculties of Columbia: When its
late president came to uoiumuia in lttss
the college had 122 officers of Instruc
tion, divided among four loosely con
nected faculties and teaching 1,134 stu
dents. Today Columbia has 385 offi
cers of instruction, divided among
nine closely connected, mutually help
ful faculties and teaching 4,600 stu
dents. The library has Increased from
rl.OOO volumes to 311,000; the unlver
lity has removed from the noisy
irowded quarters In Madison avenue,
near the New York Central tracks, to
as beautiful and convenient a site as
that of any Institution of learning In
the world, and is domiciled In a group
of buildings worthy of the site. Jour
nal of Education.
Evidence Thai Animal Weep.
Do animals weep? Explorers say
:hey do. Lady Burton says that she
oas seen horses in the Syrian desert
try from thirst, a mule cry from the
sain of an Injured foot and a camel
ihed tears In streams. Gordon Cum
jnlng declares that he has observed
tears In the eyes of a dying elephant,
ind Dr. Livingstone used to have a pet
ipe which cried when the explorer
would not take it In his arms.
VVoundod apes have died crying and
ipes have wept over their young ones
llaln by hunters. Sea Hons are said to
try for the loss of their young, and a
(iraffe which had been Injured by the
rifle of a hunter began to cry. An
other explorer tells of a chimpanzee
which had been trained to carry water
lugs. It let one fall and break and In
its sorrow set a-crylng. There seems to
be little doubt that animals do some
times cry from pain, sorrow or annoy
ance, hut, as a rule, we cannot catch
the watch dog In tears or the family
cat having a "good cry." New York
Half-Fare In Switzerland.
Hereafter there will be no possibil
ity of passing off S-year-old children
as under 5 years of age In Switzerland.
The railway authorities have decided
that the sin of fibbing about a child's
age to escape paying its car fare must
be met in some other way than by
means of moral instructions. The rail
way men claim that the loss of chil
dren's fares on the railroads every
year reaches an enormous amount, and
in order to avoid the chances of any
dispute as to the age of the child the
rule has been laid down that In case
of doubt the child must be measured,
says the Street Railway Review. Those
under two feet In height are to be al
lowed free passage, while those be
tween two and four feet In height pay
half-fare. If this method is not ideal
it at least puts the question of age be
yond dispute. Chicago Journal.
rotate Cheap In Ireland.
The Irish potato crop oi this year is
proving by far the best that the farm
ers have grown for close on 30 years
The tubers, as a rule, are of good sice,
and the outcome cf the' highly favor
able season Is made clearly percepti
ble by the excellent cooking properties
of the tubers at present on the mar
ket. It Is somewhat curious that the
crop should have been so very dis
tinctly favored just at a time when ad
visers on all hands are recommending
farmers to reduce the area under pe
tatoes for something more lucrative.
Even though the crop Is such bounti
ful one this season it is doubtful If it
will pay, as prices are low owing to
the large returns.
The Oay Lothario.
A gay Lothario was boasting In the
presence of several gentlemen about
the conquests he had gained over the
female heart. "Look," said he; "here's
a handsome present I bad from my last
Inamorata," at the same time handing
round a beautiful cigar case. All ad
mired the rticle, which had an Indorse
ment of Its quality stamped upon It
"Very nice gift," remarked one of the
company. "I perceive your lady-leve
even had your name put on the caee."
"Well, that's queer," answered the
boaster, "I never noticed It." "Look
again," rejoined the candid one; "the
case Is distinctly marked 'Real calf."
AROUND THE COURT HOUSE.
Cases Disposed of By Judge or
Jury in Boone Circuit Court.
Chicago Merc. Co., versus Julia
A Procter, trial by the court, verdict
for plaintiff for $:.G3.
T. C. Scruggs was granted a di
vorce. R. L. Palmer versus C & A. It. R.
defendant files offer In favor of
plaintiff for $100.00 and costs.
The case of K. M. Biggs versus
K. Penter and others, members of
Ashland school board has been
appealed to the Kansas City court
A 'case of peculiar Interest was
tried Friday. Several months ago
Mr. Rawlings of More's Station put
his two children on the Wabash
train with instructions that they be
put olT at that station. The oillcials
forgot to stop there and the children
were put off beyond the specified
place, and being in the dark became
frightened and suffered mental
anguish. This was the basis for a
suit entitled Noble and Bessie Raw
liags against the Wabash R. R. A
ticket had been purchased for the
girl, Bessie, wnile the other child
was too young to require a ticket.
On a trial before Justice Boggs the
plaintiffs were awarded damages in
the sum of $250.00. The case was
appealed to the circuit court where
judgment was given fot, $25 00 in
favor of the boy and $125.00 in favor
oi ine gin. it appears tnat tne . H
had previously offered to compro
mise the case at $200.
Two or three clays was consumed
in the trial of the case entitled New
man P. Starke versus Ewlng John
son. The jury had not reported when
the Statesman went to press lost
week. On Friday they found for the
plaintiff, Mr. Starke, giving him
$50 to cover damages to cattle which
were being pastured on Mr. John
son's farm. The case will he ap
In the case of the Parsons Band
Cutter and Self Feeder Co. against
Mr. J. R. Marsh the jury found
for plaintiff, in the sum of $231 60.
A ense of some interest was that
of M. A. Turner against the C & A
It. R. On account of failure to fur
nish cars In which to ship cattle
from Carrington station last sum
mer. After having driven his cattle
to that station and finding no cars
he was compelled to drive them
home again, and for this lie asked
lor jzou.uu damages, rue case was
compromised, Mr. Turner getting
Granville Allison pleaded guilty
to common assault and was given
six months in the county jail,
lhe case against Landon Carter
for the shooting of Bob Bondurant
was tried Monday and Tuesday
belore a jury, which found Carter
guilty and assessed his punishment
at six months in the county jail.
Several cases against I. L. Rule, a
druggist of Wilton, were disposed
of. In the first case he was found
guilty of illegally selling whiskey
and his punishment assessed Ht
$40.00. He pleaded guilty to three
other cases and was given $5.00 and
costs in each. In another case
against Rule, J. Nichols and Sam
Sapp on plea of guilty a fine $1.00
and costs was assessed against each
R. L. Palmer vs C & A R. It.,
dismissed by plaintiff at his cost.
Elizabeth Acton against J. E
Crane, appealed dismissed , judgment
or justice affirmed.
Emaline Warfleld vs Charles
H ume and others, judgment by con
sent for plalntUf for $161.0(1.
nuinie jacKsou was granted a
J. E. Kemper vs S. J. Couley and
others, decree for satisfaction.
Divorce was granted Virtie V.
Mary Jane Sapp was granted di
vorce from Paris Sapp.
John C. Sohwabe vs L. M. Strawu,
jacKsonvuie iNatlonal Bank vs
H. C. Wlswall and others, judgmenf
In Terrell-Crouch Lumber Co., vs
W. T. Richardson, judgment was giv
en for plaintiff for; $199.60 enforcing
Bart Akers dismissed his suit
against W. H. Kolkmeyer.
W. W Payne vs D. Klass, verdict
for plaintiff for $65.20.
A, U. Tipton vs Lizzie Tipton,
suit money and $60.00 alimony
Terrell-Crouch Lumber Co. vs.
Price J. Berry dismissed at plain
Iiiicy Tinder vs. city of Sturgeon,
suit for damages, continued.
Divorce was granted Mary Werner
with custody of minor children.
Jas. R. Warren vs. T. S. Rigga,
C. M. Bentley pleaded guilty and
received fine of $50 and stay of exe
cution till next term as to fine.
Nine cases against George Slate
for sales of liquor were all continued.
V. E. McKimpson vs. Wabaah
Ry. Co., trial by court, verdict for
defendant on 1st count, verdict for
plaintiff on 2nd count and damage
assessed at $40.
A. J. Kstes vs Wabash Ry. Co.,
trial by court, verdict for defendant
on 1st count; verdict for defendant
on 2nd count.
Geo. P. Naylor vs. Harrison
Brown, dismissed by plaintiff.
Albert P. Hamilton was examined
and licensed to practise law.
The sewer cases, those of Bart
Akers and Mrs. M. Boulton against
the -ewer contractor, were argued
Wednesday, but the judge has taken
the case under advisement, and the
case is not yet decided. The suit is
a test of the legality of the city's
$50,000 for Postoffice Building.
During the laBt Congress our rep
resentative, Judge Cooney, intro
duced a bill, suggested by Col.
Swltzler, appropriating $50,000 for
the erection in Columbia of a build
ing for a post-office, which was re
ferred to the Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds; the bill pro
viding, among other things, (as all
such bills provide) that the building
should not be located less than forty
feet from all others.
It could not reasonably be expect
ed, as the Inst was the short session,
that the bill would be thoroughly
considered, discussed, or passed.
The present being a new Congress,
and the Missouri Legislature having
by redisricting placed Boone county
in Judge Shackleford's district, that
gentleman becomes our represent
ative instead of Judge Cooney.
On last Thursday, therefore, Judge
Shackleford reintroduced the bill, at
the Instance of Col. Switzler, who, it
seems, is its vigilant and active pro
moter, and it was referred to the
present Committee on Public Build
ings and Grounds, which consists of
Messrs. David H. Mercer, Nebraska;
Charles V. Glllet, New York; Rich
ard Bartholdt, Missouri; Edwin C.
Burleigh, Maine; Benjamin F. How
ell, New'Jersey; Joseph B. Showal
ter, Pennsylvania; J. P. Conner,
Iowa; E. W. Martin, South Dakota;
E. S. Minor, Wisconsin; John H.
Bankhead, Alabama; John S. Little,
Arkansas; William G. Brantley,
Georgia; Charles R. Thomas, North
Carolina; John L. Sheppard, Texas;
Robert W. Miers, Indiana.
This is an intelligent and fair
minded committee, headed by a
chairman, Mr. Mercer, of Nebraska,
of large experience in that position;
and if the facts and considerations
which commend the measure to
Congressional approval are fully pre
sented to it the committee, we be
lieve, will report In favor of its pas
Our citizens should co-operate with
Judge Shackleford, and the other
members of both Houses from Mis
souri, in their efforts to make the
bill a law.
Let us have the new nost-offioe
building. The needs of the service
demand it and the population, State
University and other colleges and
schools, and the large and increas
ing patronage or the post-office justl-
Gerig Home Burned.
About eight o'clock Saturday
night while the house was tem
porarily unoccupied, Are broke out
in the residence of Mrs. Geriir on
Locust St. The Are department was
soon on the ground but as the house
was nearly destroyed before the fire
was discovered. The adjacent build
ings were saved. The bouse and
contents were a total loss but
were partially covered by insurance
$900.00 on the house and $550.00 on
the contents. It is not known how the
Are originated. Mrs, Gerlg was mak
ing preparations to visit her son in
Tenn., and her trunk, which was
packed was destroyed with the other
J- B. Upton a promlnant lawyer
and politician of Southwest Mis
souri, died Sunday night at Bolivar,
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