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3 $1.50 Per Year in Advance. COM." TKIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAR. 21, 1902. VOL. I. NO. 20. THE V THE OLD SOLDIER TALKS. in the im- Says He Does Not Believe White Teachers Being Em ployed in Negro Schools. Jefferson City, Mo., Mar. 15, 1902. Quite an interesting discussion took place in the Monroe House office tonight while a number of persons were waiting to hear who had been nominated on the two city tickets. Among those gather ed was an old soldier who did not seem to be so much interested in the result of the two conventions as in other things. "1 never thought," said the old soldier, "that when I gave twenty dollars T.a1 4-..-4- 41..1 1 1 i- -,rt,1rt I BMU. uuttl .uuuui uui ,uuu Lincoln institute pointing to jancoin institute j muu 1 was helping to start a school where white teachers would be hir ed to teach instead of colored ones Yon see it was jes like this, we had jes got back from the war and had all been set free and thought it. wmild be n. nice thini? to have a Kr..wi fnr nnr w and riris to Don't forget the grab sale I - j. ttll o A Z1 learn to read and write. And a lot at "nan oc uui xvy s, aii of ns got together and each one 2nd. decided to give all he could and Miss Mildred Williams returned when we got our mites together we to Lincoln Institute Sunday I 1 . 111 ItT I naa over six tnousana aoiiars. we A n,uBV p no.v naoa nf -.noil rented a building which then stood nox reDOrted in the citv r i City Notes. Miss Lucile Smith is still sick. Wait for the grab sale at Gilman & Dorsey's, Apr. 2. Mrs. Ellen Dozier is on the sick list. Miss Mary Johnson is on the sick list. Just received a new line of walking skirts at R. F. Rogers. Mrs. Sallie Williams i? on sick list. Mrs. P. C. Crews is slowly proving. Mr. Slater Logan is home from Seed potatoes at Ben M. Payne's. Miss Elnora Pitts arrived from St. Louis Sunday. All the churches are preparing for Easter celebrations. v - Souls. O, restless souls of men, pent up Iu clayey Bhells on earUi Like prisoners there within, have liv'd, And loug'd and pin'd since birth. Unhappy spirits, they, bound up In painful clayey moulds, Are subject to the toils and snares, And ills and griefs untold. While in these wretched troubles hurl'd, They cry for their release ; Thev're loneine for sweet free dom's sphere, They want to dwell in peace. They love the homeland of the soul, They hate this dusty den, They want to join their wondrous whole And quit the walks of men. They're roused by music's softest strain, By poet's sweetest lay, To try to break the co.rds in twain, Which keep them bound in clay. O, upward, swift and sure they'd fly! Were't not for earthly weights, They're ever struggling towards the sky From things they loath and hate. 0. M. Shackleford. COLUMBIA'S NEGRO PAYERS. TAX- on the hill overlooking the base ball park, and opened school. We hired white teachers then because we didn't have many teachers Miss Ida Farris has about recov ered from her recent illness. Rev. J. A. Grant left Wedues- They Pay One Twenty-fifth or 4 Per Cent, of The City's Taxes. According to figures compiled by It. L. Withers, tlie total taxes paid by the colored citizens of Columbia last year was about 4 per cent, or one twenty-fifth, of the total taxes of the city of Columbia. He finds that they own property assessed as follows: Real estate $54,630.00 Personal 23,425.00 ANOTHER LANDMARK GONE. May Have Government Building. among the colored people and was day for Louisiana, Mo., to attend the onlv thine we could do. but af- the annual conference of the M. E ter we got to having as smart black church. i. i i 1 men as whim men, we nirea coior- Garden seeds of all kinds in edteachers." "But you have some buik Gr packages at Ben M. wmie leacners mere, remarKcu a pyne'S listener. "That is ies the nint." , nA Minr .vnn ee Fo- Master Otis Moore, who is at- ter the fW. r,reHiW of that tending school at Lincoln Institute school, was a white man and he will spend Easter with his mother, made a good one, but when he left they hired all colored teachers, till Rev. II. I. Jones arrived Satur- I'age worked the legislature and day from Olean and is conducting trot that Industrial School, then a verv successful revival at the they needed a man to superintend the shops. They hired a man who was a graduate of an industrial school and he died and they got another white man, but he didn't Second Baptist church. Just received a new line o walking skirts at R. F. Rogers. Rev. II. I. Jones will preach at Fulton Notes. March is doing her share iu the wind line. She has also given us a good rain. Prof. J. T. Castom, M. D., and congregation were expecting Rev. Williams to help in a protracted effort and were shocked to learn of his sudden death. exactly suit and they let him go, the geoond Baptist ehupoh Sunday and don't you know they hired a blacksmith at the head of them shops? Yes sir, a blacksmith, and gittin $1200 a year, too, he is, and they needed an assistant teacher in that department and they hired an other white man. Now the pint I want to make is this : Now that is a school for colored people and the teachers should be colored. We can find plenty of colored teachers to teach that shop work and that board ought to get 'em." Just then the delegates to the conven tion came in and everybody began discussing the tickets just nomi uated, and the old soldier went home, but said he had more to say about the matter soon Grab sale at Oilman & morning and evening. Subject for Sunday morning, "God's Mysteri ous Handiwork." Seed corn and seed pota toes at Ben M. Payne's. Rev. Low, a student of the State University, will preach at the Sec ond Christian church Sunday after noon at 3 o'clock. Everybody is invited to be present. The ladies of the Christian church gave a social at the church Monday evening and a neat little sum was realized oy tne enort. The ladies are especially thankful to Mr. Taylor Wilson for his gen erosity and patronage and would that there were more such young men. Just received a new line Dorsey's, April 2nd. from of walking skirts at R. F. 25c to $20. Value received Rogers. for everything you draw. Lost. Somewnere between tne resi dence of Blind Boone and that of Mrs. A. B. Moore a left hand black undressed kid glove j return to 305 N. 5th st. and get reward, Notice. All person who are interested: in the success of The Professional World will show the same by pat ronizing the business men who ad vertise in these colums. Notice of Annual School Elect! m. Notice U hereby given to the quail fie-1 voter and tax-Da vioir citizeus of the Coluiubii School District, township No. 48, range No. la and 13, vouuiy ui ouuuc, oiuic ui ivunsuuri, mtu tne an nual School election of aaid district will be held uu TUESDAY THB 1ST DAY OP APir,, :90a, commencing at y o'clock, a. in., an 1 among other things specified by the law, the following will he nronosed for consideration 1 tat: the election of two directory to serve three years, and: To increase the annual ratet f taxation (which W40C) 15 cents on the fioo valuation (or school purposes, making the tot.ll levy (or malutaimug scnoois 03 cents on tne ,1100 vulua lion. jivu, l,. nHJNKY, secretary, This 14th day of Marco, lyoa. ; jw Mrs. Margaret Akers conducted a very entertaining prlgramme at the M. E. church Monday evening Every selection was highly appre ciated by the audience. The pro gramme consisted of well prepared musical selections rendered in the form of duets, solos, quartetts and choruses. Only ladies appeared on the programme. Get prices on nay, corn and oats at B. M. Fayne's. Kev. J. A. Grant closed a very successful year's work as pastor of the M. E. church last Sunday. Mrs. II. A. Clark conducted a song service at 3 o'clock p. in., to good audience. I lie programme was interspersed with remarks by the following members and friends of the church : Mr. Matt Douglass, Mr. Burrie Diggs, Mr. Edward Brown, Prof. J. P. Washington, and the editor of the Professional World. Miss Myrtle White, the guest of Miss Anna Evans, returned to her home at Auxvasse Monday. She made many friends. Rev. J. M. Harris will leave this week for conference at Louisiana. We hope he will be sent back where he and his wife have made so many friends. R. A. Henderson, of Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn., stopped off here on his way to his father's in Guthrie, O. T. He will return in the fall to Meharry where he has just completed creditably and hoi. v:bly a 2-years' course in raediciiu It seei, hat small pox was about gone b: . ;t has returned to make a few more of its unwelcome calls. We are glad to see Mrs. Jennie Sims out after her long illness. Mrs. Henry Minor, of east Ful ton is convalescent. We are glad to know of her improved condition Tie-loading is not progressing as railroad company would prefer. Men are too scarce. The pottery wants hands. Miss Beatrice Scholl is expecting her grand-mother, Mrs. Martha Arnold, who was a resident here some time ago, and her many friends will be glad to see her. The Garth-Burton concert com pany did not appear at the M. E. church Friday evening. Fulton ladies are like ladies of other places ; they do not like to be seen in work clothes. Last Monday gardening was the feature of the hour; to-day fire is. Hallsville Farmers Fight. W. W. Anderson, near Hallsville, was clown Tuesday to see Prosecut ing Attorney Murry and to make complaint against his neighbor Luth er Johnson, who will be tried before Justice McMinn next Monday on a charge of assault and trespass. The trouble came up In this ways Mr. Anderson found Mr. Johnson's hogs in his (Anderson's) field, put them up, and sent Johnson word to come and get them and pay him damages. Johnson went to the premises, took the hogs out without permission, and was driving them home, when An derson Interfered and a fight result ed. Mr. Anderson received several bruises about the head and face, hence the law suit. Total 78,055.00 The total taxable wealth of the city is about two million dollars Some of our colored cit izens are well fixed In property and money, while the majority are not so well to do Below are the names of all the col ored persons in Columbia who pay taxes on more than $-'100 worth of real estate; they have, besides, some personal property. There are In ad ditlon to those mentioned about 150 who own real estate below $300: Tom Jones $ 400 Sarah Epperson 325 Alex Hicks 550 Tom Ridgway 2,825 Bart Akers 2,925 John Jiang 1,925 John W. Boone 2,400 Geo. Richardson 500 Ella D. Richardson 300 Alex Kimbrough 350 Martin Hurd 450 Chas. Boyle 525 Harriet Turner (550 Eli.a Kates 450 Henry Williams 350 Marion Thomas 850 Turner Doram 000 Beverly Chapman estate 500 Anna Fisher 325 Teresa Mack 300 James Brown 350 Sarah Willis 425 Frank McKlnney 425 Willard Turner 300 Lula Hobbs 400 Wallace Doram 2: Charlotte Graves 400 Sally Knolley 425 Rube Knolley 825 Nelson McClane 800 Isaac Jackson 550 Tom Jones and wife 300 Harrison Diggs 326 Carey Gentry 350 Mrs. A. B. Moore 976 Anna Campbell 375 Anna L. Hicks 376 The Royall House on West Broadway Burned Monday Morning. On Monday morning about five o'clock fire was discovered in the rear of the old Royall house at the corner or Broadway and Seventh street. It is claimed that the fire originated in a shed just back of W. D. Sitton's second-hand store. Mr. Sitton, who carried no insurance, claims that the building was set on fire. Firemen also claim that the odor of burning coal oil led them to believe the fire was incendiary. The high wind soon drove the fire through the buildings and turned Broadway into a sea of burning cin ders. By hard work Chief Klingheil and the fire department kept the fire from spreading to surrounding prop erty. The frame building on the corner, known as the Newman prop erty, was occupied by a barber shop and restaurant for colored people. The entire contents were burned. This property was insured for $000. The brick house known as the Royall property, belonged to Mrs. G. C. Broadhead and was partially cover ed by $2300 insurance. Among those who occupied the building were Bud Creasy and wife, Mrs. Julia Acton, and Jap Wlndmeyer and family. The building was one of the his toric landmarks of Columbia, having been built in 1840 by George North eutt and sold to the late Captain John B. Royall on Christmas Day of that year, It lias been the prop erty of the family ever since that time. It was in this house that Col Swit.ler was married to Miss Mary Jane Royall, sister of Mrs. Broad head, on August 31, 1843. The destruction of this building makes room for another modern structure in the center of Columbia, and it will not be many months be fore the corner, which is one of the best In Columbia, will be thus occu pied. The committee on public buildings and grounds, to whom Congressman Shaekleford's bill for a nostofflce building in Columbia was referred, lias reported favorably on the bill, changing the amount from $50,000 to $35,000. It is thought the bill will pass botli houses and become a law. It includes similar buildings for oth er Missouri towiiB. Centralia Tragedy. Centralia came near having a kill ing this week. A difficulty arose between two negroes and razors flourished for some minutes. The antagonists were Dan Johnson and Larkin Tutt, the latter a preacher and a son-in-law of Johnson. Tutt received a gash on the neck four inches long. On back of neck the gash readied the bone and extended around, though not so deep. The jugular vein was plainly visible and had the razor gone the least bit deeper Tutt's life would have been ended. In Probate Court. Estate of Grace A. and Ruby L Pilcher, W. P. Pileher appointed curator. Estate of Mary Ann. Slack, New man P. Starke appointed adminis trator. Estate of John Carlisle, order of distribution of special legacies and $1,000 ordered paid among residuary legatees. Ashland Bugle Notes. Last Saturday was Dr. Sitton 's80th birthday. J. G. Day will make 200,000 brick the coming spring and summer. Miss Sallie Pierce closed a very successful term of school at the Hay don school house recently. Mrs. C. D. Rice was hostess to the Wednesday Club last week. Mrs. Rice was voted a most gratious and charming entertainer. On April 1st, W. I). Morris will succeed S. S. Griggs (resigned) at the toll gate north of Ashland. Fourteen years ago Mr. Morris re- rigned as urate keeper and now goes back to his old job. Enlargement of the Trade Center building is contemplated this spring. It Is proposed to build a 60-foot ad dition on the north to accommodate a large stock of hardware, stoves and implements. About 75,000 or 100,000 bricks will be used in making the improvement, a,vt when completed the Trade Confer building will be the largest and most commodious business house in the county. Fire Near Woodlandville. A frame house of 8 rooms belong ing to James P. Wade, near Wood landville, burned Sunday Mar. 16. A total loss as to house and con tents. Insurance $000. The entire community sympathizes with Mr. Wade in his trouble. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mrs. Mary A. Slack Dies Suddenly About nine o'clock Saturday night some one entered the room occupied by Mrs. Mary A. Slack, at the Gor don hotel and found her in a pros trate condition, breathing with great difficulty. A physician was sum moned but he found her dead upon his arrival. Mrs. Slack was in her usual good health on Saturday, en joying the evening with friends, and eating her supper as usual Funeral services were held at Calvary Episcopal church, where she held membership. Rev. H .P. Horton conducted the burial service, and the deceased was interred in the city cemetery. Mrs. Slack was a daughter of Newman B. Starke who settled In Boone county, on the two mile prairie, many years ago. About thirty-five years ago she was mar ried to Alfred Slack of Boonville, eldest son of the late Squire John Slack, prominent Boone county pioneer. In 1882 Mr. and Mrs. Slack again became citizens of Boone county, locating 10 miles south-east of Columbia and remaining there until the death of Mr. Slack, which took place several years ago. For the past few months Mrs. Slack had been living- at the Gordon hotel where she died. She was a most excellent woman and leaves a host of friends. Among surviving rela tives Is Newman P. Starke, of Boone county and Anthony Starke of Nebraska, her brothers, George Dyson of Columbia, Edward and Dunbar Dyson, nephews. Sidewalk Built in a Night. The old proverb that "all tilings come to him who waits was con firmed again Saturday night, when Brownies built a good side wiilk on Ninth street leading to the Univer sity. It was built without the noise of saw or hammer. But next morn ing it was noticed that a good plank walk was missing from Locust street, few' blocks away. Now, if the same good Brownies (who probably attend the University) would supply this deficiency, the city fatheis would meet and pass an ordinance of thanks. Petrified 'Possum Tail. While getting out rock for the furnace of a sugar camp at his home 5 miles northwest of Columbia last week, C. E. Wilcox found a rare geological specimen. Iu the center of a limestone rock was imbedded the curled tail of a very large opos sum, well preserved and allowing plainly every detail of that impor tant member. The length was about 7 inches, the size indicated an animal weighing about 12 pounds, the curl was as natural as life, and the hide in thickness, texture, color, etc., left no doubt as to the Identity of the once happy owner of the tail. Only one question remains to be answered by the scientist what become of the oppossum? Former Columbians. Shawnee, Ok., March 15, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dunbar, residents of this city, to-day celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. A large num ber of friends and relatives were present. The couple were married half a century ago in Bourbon Coun ty, Kentucky. Four years later they took up their residence at Columbia, Mo., and from thence to Carroll County, Missouri. In 1879 they moved to Texas, and from there, five years later, to the Indian Terri tory. Eight years ago they became citizens of Shawnee. Mr Dunbar's grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier and belonged to Wash ington's army. Elev en children were born of the union, nine of whom are yet living. Lady Superintendent. Prom the Ashland Bugle. Miss Laura Olds is superintendent of Sunday School of the Christian church in Ashland. The superin tendency of a Sunday school is a dis tinction that perhaps no other young lady in the state enjoys. Marriage Licenses this Week. Hermann Hesse and Lizzie Straat- mann, Boone county. E. C. Bratton and Katie Mills, Youngers. Aubrey Preston Stidham, Harris- burg, and Etta Lee Foley, Perche. George W. Ankrum, Boone couity, and Miss Mary Anderson, Audrain county. Garrett Llttrell.of Audrain county, and Georgie P. Matthews, Randolph county. William Hiram Cowden, 21, and Grace F. Coons, 16, Columbia. The bride's father, Richard Coons, gives his consent. Tuesday Club Notes. Quite a pleasing programme in which history, art and literature played important roles, was the pro gramme of th is week for the Tuesday club. Illness of some and absence of others to whom the subjects had been assigned somewhat marred the occasion. The subject, Joan of Arc, is always a rich motive in the world of art as well as history. Painters and sculptors have spent their genius on the theme without realizing Its simple grandeur. Mrs. John Bur- russ presented this striking feature of the fifteenth century in a very ex cellent paper which received much pleasing comment. Mrs. Poor, whoso intelligence and amiability graces all occasions, kindly supplied trie missing milliners or the pro gramme by a sketch of each. "The new conditions and new learning" which resulted from the martyrdom of "Joan of Arc" as well as from the "Hundred l ears' War," also charac ter sketches of "Jean De Jolnville" "Jean Froissart" and a short review of "French art of the fifteenth cen tury" eacli were ably discussed. The annual election of o trice re which takes place April 29 is an ani mated prospect in the club. Street Improvements. Believing perhaps that the town authorities and the owners of the property abutting on South Ninth street, opposite Messrs. Elwang and Grihble would not Improve the side walk and thus lift pedestrians out of tiie mud, on Saturday "the boys" (whoever they are) actually moved about 160 feet of plank west from the street on the north of J. A. Hudson's and laid it on the east side of Sixth and covered the 160 foot mud spot so as to keep the May or and City Council from soiling their boots as they walked along there. Y A 1 .-"