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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD,
$1.50 Per Year in Advance. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEH. as, 1902. VOL. I. NO. 1; The Poets. () what fine and lofty feelings, Ever in the poet's mind, Like the dreams of night ure stealing For in him a friend they find. For in him they know they're wel come, Even as a thief they come; He delights to give expression Love and cherish every one. Love and grief and desolation, Joy and pain, and hope, despair, Find in him a consolation That can not he found elsewhere. He's the chief, the king of nations, Doctor, lawyer, priest and seer ; Helps the high ami low in stations, . (Jives to h11 a word of cheer. Let us praise our ancient muses, Let us love our modern ones, Let the books the young one uses Come from God's inspiring sons. If yc want to see God's glory, 'Want to sit'around His throne, Want to hear that sad sweet story Told by His beloved Son, Let us listen to our poets As they sing redemption's song, For (Jod's love they surely know it, And with angels they belong. Otis M. Sh ackei.foho. Attend the Mass Meeting. Hand bills have been circulated announcing a mass meeting of all citizens of Columbia at the Second Baptist church, Sunday afternoon. Everyone should attend as matters of interest to the entire race will be discussed. The call has been issued by Dr. J. E. Perry. Lincoln Institute. Lincoln Institute, Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 22, 1902 Washington's birthday was cele brated with appropriate ceremonies here yesterday afternoon. The fol lowine program was rendered 111 Page Auditorium ; Chant Lord's Prayer, Congre gatiou. Essay "Washington's Mother," Miss Lilian Collier, Irontou. (D Normal, Prof. Reynold's Division.) Chorus "The Star Spangled Banner." Paper "A Pure Man," Freder ick R. Parker, Rolla. (B Normal, Prof. Coffin's Division.) Music Orchestra, (a) Selected (b) Selected. Paper "A Pure Patriot," Wil fred Wise, Kansas City. (C Nor inal, Prof. Murray's Division.) Paper "First in War," Edward Keene, St. Charles. (A Elementa ry, Mrs. Jackson's Division.) Chorus "Red, White and Blue." Paper "First in Peace," T. E Martin, Columbia. (C Normal Prof. Bias' Division.) "N ""Oration "First in the Hearts of His Countrymen," Jas. Fulbright Springfield. (A Normal, Professor Garnett's Division.) Chorus-4-Battle Hymn of the Republic." Essay "Lessons of the Hour," Miss Sarah Smith, St. Louis. . (A ' Normal, Prof, (jarnetl's Division. Chorus "America." Fufton News. Citizens of Fulton are glad to find relief from intense winter weather in bright days and dry streets. In deed it seemed that winter was go ing to continue all winter. The fire alarm was sounded at 9 o'clock a. m. Saturday and indi cated a flame on Grand Avenue ,The fire, it is reported, did little damage. Citizens and relatives of Rena Pleasant were saddened by he death in our city, as a result of severe cold. The man who rides fifteen miles to see his "best girl" is not janitor of any of our churches but if he can s;ci imiii on me rope lie win i I - . 1 1 . .. .1 ... I ..-111.1... L'. i T . . . . . ring the wedding bells. Come again, Mr. ''Would-be-janitor, but leave (), leave that smile. The Martha Washington club gave an entertainment at the resi dence of Mrs. C. Robnett. The program was excellent and consist ed of an opening song by the club, invocation, Mrs. 12. Harris; song by club; paper by Mrs. M. IJrown, subject, "Training Children;" vocal solo, "Nobody Wants Me Now," Mrs. C. Robnett; Paper by Mrs. R. Payne, subject,"I2vil Influence;" solo by Mrs. C. II. Minor. Dis cussion Woman Suffrage Affirm ative, supported by Mrs. L. Hell and Mrs. Z. Younsr; negative, by Mrs. C. II. Nichols and Mrs. E. Y illiams. .Closed by club motto, Visitors, Misses Martha Smith, Lena Foster, Geraldine Bell, Lillian Henderson, accompanist. Term examinations of last week n Fulton Public Schools were very satisfactory. No demotions, several promotions. The M. 12. church gave an en- tertainment r nday evening m hon or of Washington's Birthday. It ;as very interesting and instruc tive. 1 lie principal part was a liscussion, "Resolved, that Wash ington was a greater man than l.,iiu'olii. 1 lie amrmativc was supported by Mr. W. I. Cooper and Rev. C. Cato ; negative, by Messrs. 12. A. Minor and T. W. Brovles. Decision rendered in favor of .the negative. Officers realized a hand some little amount from the affair for the church. I hose who serve at the Lunatic Asylum teel somewnat uneasy as there is soon to be an inauguration of the new superintendent and other officers. We hope everything wi be done foithe best for the unfor tunate inmates. 1 tie 1 eiegrapn in quoting rrom a subscriber's letter, says the colored people of North Dakota enjoy social privileges such as can not be en joyed in Missouri. Occasionally points will snow wnere there is good for the colored man. President Scruggs Here. President E. L. Scruggs of Western College at Macon M .u ,.wv,o,. .;..if I'MtM l.V J VVIIIIHIIMU a. tl.lll 1 41 last Sunday preaching at the Sec ond Baptist church at 11, a. in. and 30 p. in. 11 or, Scruggs is u leading educator and pulpit orator of our race, bis work in building up Western College reflects credit not only upon the Baptist connec tion but upon the entire race- While here he was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Perry. The Death of Beverly Chapman. After an illness of four weeks Mr. Beverly Chapman died at his home in this city Sunday morning Mr. Chapman was born in Ala bama in 183 1 ami was 71 years of age at tne time 01 nis iieatn. lie came to Columbia in 1840 and has resided here ever since. He was a most highly respected citien a de vout Christian and a man of devo tion to duty. For twenty years he was superintendent of the A. M, E. Sunday school of which church he was a member. lie leaves a widow, Mrs. Margaret Chapman, with whom he lived in matrimony for fifty years, and four children, Mrs Thomas Ridgeway and Mrs. Robert Rummaus aud William Chapman of this city and Mrs. J. W. Sexton of Hannibal, Mo. His funeral services were held at the A. M. E. Church Monday after noon Rev. P. C. Crews preaching the funeral sermon, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masonic fraternity aud laid to rest in the city cemetery with ap propriate ceremonies. Pres. R. II. Jesse and Col. W. F. . Switzler of uic c-iau- vmversitv were amonjr the white friends who attended the funeral services and made very ap propriatc remarks concerning the life and character of Mr. Chan- man. City Notes. Prof. John llannistcrof Vandalia spent Saturdav and Sandav with his family. Prof. Ernest Emory, .who has closed a successful school at Ash- land, is now at home in Columbia, JJuy meat at U. li.. Kadcr s new meat market, two doors north of Statesman office. Buy your silks, laces and em- broideries at HubbelTs dry goods store. :ni i, out a-rain after an attack of Vippe. No one should have damp feet when rubbers are sold at less than cost at Miller's. S2.500 stock of mi inerv sold at I' ' 1 ti cij .l m """"' -xiiuruAy i v P-,. XtTUlnl ww.uvn.. r" Building;. . . Mr. I esse T. Bass and Mr. Geo. Booth, of Mexico, attended the fu- r J neral of Mr. Beverly Chapman, Monday R. F. Rogers', headquarters for carpets, mattings and oil cloths. Mr. lames Harris is on the sick list. Go to O. 12. Rader's for all kinds of meats. special prices on musnn unacr- c (.1 f! I wear at Hubbell's. The Columbia baud has finished paying for their instruments which they purchased of Lyon and llealy of Chicago, recently. The band will be christened and named by Dr. I. 12. Perrv at some future date. Just received, at R. F. KKers' a full line of carpets, rugs and mat- tings. Washington's -birthday exercises Douglass were held at tne r red ti . I 1 1 t school last Saturday. O. 12. Rader has the most up-to date meat market in the city ; 'phone I 29. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brashears snent hmiL av wit i relatives at aic- 1 . 1 . Baine.. Clearing sale of all kinds of shoes at C. B. Miller's. See samples of dress patterns at Hubbell's. The little son of Mr. lack Booth is some better. Just received, at R. F. Rogers', a new line of walking skirts. ivev. aiui airs. j. vv . oexiou icii ix..Tlr I a. i.f. Tuesday for Hannibal. !... ; I ., I!.,.. ,.f ....... pets, mattings and oil cloths at R. F. Rogers'. $2,500 stock of hats, ribbons and an kinds ot trimmings to be sold at auction Saturday at 10 o'clock. Whittle building. hhoes ot an kmus, styles auu sizes at less than cost at Miller's. Extra conies of the Professional World can always be secured by calling at 305 N. Fifth St. li.i 17. tt tirullt mut rn tn ( 1 E. Rader s new meat market, two " doors north of Statesman1 office Have your spring jacket ordered t ilUbbeU t Mrs. J. Arlington Grant arrived from Atchison, Kansas, Monday, where she has been several weeks, Just received, at R. F. Rogers', a new line of walking skirts J call and see them. $2,500 stock of millinery to be sold at auction Saturday, beginning at (0 o'clock, Whittle building. Mrs. Charlotte Lange aud Misses l.xi:.. r ' 1 I ! spent Saturdav and Stindav at Me Maine. R. F. Rogers carries the most complete line of carpets, oil cloths and mattings in the citv. Get prices on all dress goods at Hubbell's. (). 12. Radcr's nuat market on North 8th St. Evidences of Race Progress. BY KEV. A. L. ORMONDE. Who can express the joy which the emancipation proclamation brought to the individuals to whom freedom came as a second birth! Yet it meaut more to the nation than to any individual. Who can enumerate the boundless and uum- berless blessings that it showered uPon a race loug "eld in bondage! Yet it meant more to the whole Lftllrirv finn t.n nnv nnpn Tn PiPhrn W this Pvnt.. wbi,h Jbnll ovol. ,.omilin ronn , noiu nt . , . A, , . , fc'v"u " """" n . 1 . , .. of this nation, and greater still as - . iHuumars aioug uie pain way 01 nn nan nr. unii rni.iw.riT nrw. anriAn I , ,, , ov wnicn man snail reacn nis nign- ... . . , " , I 11 U .. T V. IUIJ ...... .. u 11 I. unu fmi lint uk.- r. iiuuuiiiiiiiiui r. 1. iiiiriiuurur.nuii principles of justice, freedom aud ghall be in fact) and not in fancy, the common heritage of all; we are not narrow, selfish or clannisn, out demonstrating our patriotic, loyal American spirit, that acknowledges and honorsevery noble act and exalted ideal of the nation. We honor the Hag. Standing 1 .I, ,!,.!., .. I wuwtu i "" ' loyalty to be as deep as its azure We, and our devotion as true as its stars of white " ue8 worua ?f statesmen, heroes, orators and We recall the deeds and words legislators, ana rememoer mat we are 3ust nelrs 01 tne best taat tll,s nation has ever won bv valor on the battle field, achieved in leiris- L . halh Qr prou,ailllea from the public platform. We honor our heroes, both dead and living. Douglass, the ueerless prince of the platform : Langston, the silver tongued nMinr. Uni Hi riinum,i " J . L. a . - ... uv, wa.w . ...... ..w.. I . . statesman: Williams, the his- torian ; Gamett, Cruminell and ravne. eionueui enamrnons 01 I.i, 1 . 1 . n righteous. less ana tne rignts 01 their race. have, with a multitude of others, passed over to the silent ...air...itAr Thv in irravM over whiuh the shining marble well tell of their valor, their virt ues and their victories. The race now pays taxes on I . $600,000,000 worth of property, owns 130,000 farms, 150,000 homes and has raised $10,000,000 if g own uducation. Two Ne- have beeu United States I VlonotAi-j anil tarn huva nrfiffnn their names upon the currency of the nation. A Negro has been governor of one of the states of this Union, and twenty have been members of Congress. The leg islatures of all the Southern states have had Negro members, and Uo tUe Northern states of m aB(,hnsfit.f.s. Rhode Island. O hio. Illinois, Indiana- and Michigan. Albany, IN. i., Charles town, Mass., aud Detroit, Mich., have had Negro judges. The leg- liclar.nra nf f 1 lropn m hna hRtl n I , , . ,,. , . Columbia a Negro Uuited States marshal. the legislature of North ' ' " lorrtl-riR linn nriimirnari in rPonAnr fa the memory-of a Negro and placed the flag of the capitol at half mast. Negroes have been or are now collectors at the ports of Wilmington, N. C, Bedford, S. C, Savannah, Oa., Jacksonville, Fla.. and Galveston, Tex. A colored man has presided over the de liberations of the United States Senate performing the duties i.inc .Minium ami isinlie .amine I Vice President of the United men have states, uur young graduated with honor from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Am herst, Brown, Oberlin, West Point and many other famous institutions of learning in this country. We have 30,000 school teachers, 500 physicians, 250 law- yers, 3 banks, 300 authors. 400 editors and so many preachers that no oue has tried to couut them. (Southwestern Christian Advocate). TWO IMPORTANT DAYS. February has two days that bid the busy rushing American pause a moment to reflect. The twelfth and the twenty-second of February are holidays in some states in honor of two great Americans Lincoln and Washington. More and more do people grow to feel that Ptical lessons for the every W "ruggteoi living can be gained by a study of the lives of .. t, ,w0of t VIU U'lU KlUKOU IUCU, A J IU1S .. ,. generation, Liinooin is a name as ... . , . II1UCU BS V V H B II 1 U glO U IS. 150111 u lived in periods that differed from . ... our own in every condition, ma- terial and political. The nation of today bears small outward sem blance to the nation that Wash ington nurtured in its fancy and Lincoln upbore through the pangs of maternity, for out of the storm and travail of the Civil War was born a nation, a new nationality and a new feeling of unity. Con ditions have so changed that we pun not iiidrrn t.hn men hv th J standards of the present but we can judge them by the never changing mea8ure of raanline88i of singleness of purpose, of simplicity Qf manner &ui of inakeg fof moral ftnd meQtal worth ft . . . , . . names may become only names w ith a general and vague admir t ion given to them by the youth of the nation. Every child in this land should be given a good read aDle Diograpny 01 uincoin and 01 wasmngtou so mat tne lives or ose ,nea ,nay De real living . !.. .1 f.. J. -1 ll ! entities in uie miuus 01 me coming Keneration. Exercises are held in t 0 ti, .,ui:.. ,...1 1.. ui 'UUS1' Ul UUD ouuouia um I I 1. 1 1 . 1 necessainy uiese must De aevotea I . j t 1 il. - n 1 I ml A. 1 L it. 1 I Tliana a tA ornrilu rantha a nsl rti n luo' "lc .. pels to be understood by a care ul reading or these two lives, repseseutiug as tliey do the aristocratic side of our people though Washington and the "plain people" through Lincoln. Both I i 1 i...:n: a extremes can auu upuuuuiug ot our u&ti0a W aa a(jklve interest in puono auairs. AUese iwu nu tauBni iattt auu a perusal 01 tueir la 1 1. 1. 1 t J 1 0 1 1 ' . . I llve "in continue ineir spirit in Ii! ;n Ai .L.;. the new generation aud the new times. Comfort WHY CHURCH PROPERTY IS NOT TAXED. In discussing the question, "Should church property be taxed!" before the Missouri Theo logical institute, in session at Macon, Mo., recently, Mr. R. W. Barrow, a well-known criminal lawyer, said s "The purpose of the government is to keep the peace. In the pur suance of this Object it employs soldiers, militiamen and policemen The church is in a different, but fully as effective, way, accomplish ing the same work that is perform ed by the strong arm of law, at no expense whatever to the govern ment. It is daily doing police duty on a large scale. It makes men better, it induces them to obey the law, and then they need no repression. The church says : 'You - should not.' Tne law says: 'You shall not.' The euds sought are of identical." DON'T OFFEND THE KINO. Congressman Wheeler of Ken tucky has learned that now-a-days to speak evil of royalty even here in America is to be cast upon the world cold and friendless. How the metropolitan papers continue to dig into him for his recent ut terances in the House would go to ndicate such condition anyway. great many goggle-eyed con gressman have disavowed his ut terances as not at all representing Democratic sentiment. We are not so sure, however, that Mr. Wheeler didn't utter a good many truths and that among the rank and file of both parties the bulk of his remarks will not be favora bly accepted. "Good manners" and Democracy are not at variance but no straight-laced Democrat was ever able to find the embodi ment of good manners in a flunky. Many city editors have served so long in the capacity of flunky for the corporation behind them that it comes quite natural for them to condemn disobedience on the part of the great independent element in this country. The St. Louis Republic, a Dem ocratic paper, seems to be woefully at outs with Mr. Wheeler for his notable speech against extrava gance and the stealthy approach of uuamerican ideas. The Repub lic of the 22dinst. says: "Con gressmen who will persist in criti cising the protest of Representa tive Wheeler of Kentucky against the courteous treatment of Prince Heury of Prussia are wasting am munition. Indeed, it is doubtful now whether Mr. Wheeler has not performed a valuable public ser vice in making an ass of himself. The promptness of the American . repudiation of his utterances will show the world that American men have a proper conception of their duty as gentlemen." The utterances of Mr. Wheeler at which the Republic is offended are as follows: "Divisions of public sentiment among the people of the United States are to be desired. But un til the inauguration of the Presi dent in 1897, there never was any division of sentiment upon one great question, and that was the splendid isolation of the Republic and its fixed determination to hold aloof from entangling allian ces with foreign Powers. "We are appropriating thou sands of dollars and the Ato maniacs and the European man iacs are falling over each other to get to see the Kaiser's brother come over and take charge of a 1 u le ghi i ..V hat difference does it makes hftth.p he is Prilice nenrv or " nott There are thousands of citizens of this Republio following the plow as noble, as honest, as intelligent as Prince lienry or Prince anybody else. "Why do the American people , give heed to this foolish and dis graceful flunkeyism enacted by the present administration 1" We fear those who believe tne Kentucky representative has com mitted au unpardonable sin do not get the sentiment for such a be lief from the "American men " proper. Americans are "gentle- men" naturally ana usually don't have to strain the publio treasury to convince European people of their proper status. flFvelxnd and tta Secret Service The Hon. Daniel Scott Lamont, speakhig ot secret service agents, said the other day: "Mr. Cleveland was a very bard man to get along with whea he was president. It Is all over now, but newspapers had a lot ot fun witfc President Cleveland over those MSf try boxes erected In the White rlooM grounds. These boxes were rcU4 tjr the District of Columbia authorities. As a matter of fact. President Clre land wouldn't have a secret serrto agent around him. Ha ih a mighty hard man to handle la this reayeal. He didn't like the secret aertiee agtala tnd wouldn't have them wlU him." New York Sua.