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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD,
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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JULY 18 1002.
VOL. I. NO. 37.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, j
Dedicated to the Memory of Miss
Mae Thornton, Member
of Dunbar Club.
By Eva C Buckneb.
Two years ago to-day no one
was more active and enthusiastic
on the occasion of the celebration
of Paul Lawrence Dunbar's natal
day than was Miss Mae Thornton,
our beloved secretary. I fancy I
see her now helping to make ar
rangements for the occasion,
though circumstances arose which
prevented her attending.
She was one of our most active
members, zealous, interesting and
ever ready to do and adopt any
thing that was for the upbuilding
of the class. She eagerly looked
forward with delight to each meet
ing. Miss Thornton was a great
reader, and from her bountiful
store of knowledge modestly im
parted it to the class ; not only
was she willing to impart, but also
to receive. No one wore the class
colors with more honor. She was
loved by all. We knew her as
Dear Mae. God in his wise provi
dence, has seen fit to remove her
from our midst and we humbly
bow in submission to his divine
will, but we Bhall ever cherish her
in our memory.
These simple lines IJ.write in
memory of her :
Methink I saw an angel standing
And, stooping, kiss her brow;
Then gently on the wings of love
Bore her swifly to the realms
To where she's waiting now,
Weep not, dead friends, she is not
But simply took her flight
The Master called and she obeyed ;
His hand he gently on her laid
And led her through the night.
As a further tribune of respect
to her, I move that a committee be
appointed to draw up resolutions
on her death, and that the same
be recorded in the secretary's
book. Western Enterprise.
Mrs. Ernest lluggard surprised
her husband last Sunday afternoon
by inviting a few to their home
about 5 miles in the country on
the Ashland gravel to celebrate
his birthday anniversary. An
elegant lunch was served and a
very pleasant time was had ; among
those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Yancy Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
James Robnett, Mr. David Rob
nett, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Yancy
Sr., Mrs. Mattie Renicker, Mr.
Columbus Robnett, Mrs. Anna L.
Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Lampkins, Mrs. Laura Parris, Mr.
Charlie Doxley, Mrs. M. L. llug
gard, Mrs. Vicy Smith, Mr. R. L.
Logan, Miss Josephine Huggard,
and Mrs. Alice Swan.
A Big Celebration.
The people of Moberly and vi
cinity are making extensive prepa
tions for an emancipation celebra
tion ou Aug. 4th. The Wabash
Railroad Co., have arranged to
run excursions from Kansas City,
St. Louis, Des Moines, and all
points, including Columbia. It is
estimated seven or eight thousand
persona will visit Moberly on that
Off For Richmond.
Sir Knights J. W. Boone, J. E.
Perry, Wallace Williams, will
leave Monday for Richmond to at
tend the grand Lodge of the
Knights of Pythias of Mo.
Attend the Teachers Institute.
The teachers institute to be held
here beginning August 4th, should
be well attended ; the law requires
that all teachers must attend some
JUDICAL TICKET NAMED.
Joplin, Mo., July 15. After
two short, business-like and inter
esting sessions the state Republi
can judical convention adjourned
this evening at 5 o'clock. ,The couj
vention named for the three places
places on the state supreme court
Henry Lamm, of sedalia.
Moses Whybark, of Marble Hill
Edward Higbee, of Lancaster.
Mo convention of either party
held in Missouri in the past to de
cades has been more dignified and
orderly and has shown such sing
leness of purpose in dispatching at
once the business for which it was
There was free scope given to
the delegates to exercise their will
in every particular, and no sngges
tion of bossism was made in any
quarter. Yet no deliberative body
ould have proceeded with more
regularity and expedition than did
the G2!) Republican representatives
to-day. It was stated yesterday
that the leaders of the party hoped
to offer a convention of a model
kind as a striking contrast to the
Democratic judical convention,
with its scenes of bickering cries
of "bossism" and "lobby" and at
tendant party rancor and bitterness.
The wish of the leaders proved to
be the father of the thought' with
Weldeon Jackson At the
residence of Mr. John Crosswhite
on 5th St. this city, Saturday July
12th, Mr. George Weldeon and
Miss Katie Jackson, both of
Hinton, Rev. J. A. Grant oflioiat
ing. Lawn Social.
The Amos chapter 0. E. S. will
give a lawn social at the residence
of Mrs. A. B. Moore 305 North
5th st. next Monday evening July
21st, admission 25cts per couple
at the gate ; refreshments free.
Holland At her home in West
Columbia, Wednesday, July ICth,
after an illness of five weeks, Mrs.
Martha Holland, aged sixty-seven
years. She was an old resident of
this city and a member of the A.
M. E. church. She leaves a hus
band, six daughters and two sons
to mourn her loss.
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Mr. John Renfro, of Moberly,
spent Sunday in Columbia.
The K. P. entertainment at the
Second Christian church was well
Quite a number of Columbians
took in the Kansas City excursion
Miss Josephine lluggard will
leave Saturday for a ten days visit
Miss Amanda Emerson, of St.
Louis, is visiting her mother, Mrs.
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A BAILABLE CASE.
Preliminary Hearing in (he Doe
ling Murder Case Gordon's
The preliminary hearing in the
case of the state Against Fleetwood
Gordon, charged with the murder of
H. G. Doeling, was begun in Justice
Boggs' court in the court, house last
Saturday forenoon before a large
crowd of interested spectators. The
same witnessess were examined and
the same evidence adduced as in
the investigation before the coroner,
all of which was given in condensed
form in last week's Statesman. In
neither instance was anything in
troduced purporting to have been
the knife or instrument used by Mr.
Gordon. J. H. Murry handled the
state's side of the case, while Col. S.
Turner, Gen. O. Guitar, Webster
Gordon, Kv. M. Bass, K. W. Hinton,
and M. K. Conley appeared for the
defendant. The evidence in the
case was taken down by Miss Laura
Matthews, court stenographer, and
court was adjourned till 2 p. m.
Monday, at which time the argu
ment would be made.
Judge Boggs decided to hear the
argument in his own oillce, and the
large crowd which assembled at the
courthouse at that hour was dis
appointed in not being able to hear
the conclusion of the case.
When the case was called, Col.
Turner for the defense, stated that
both sides had agreed to submit the
case without argument, simply on
the testimony. Judge Boggs an
nounced that he would hold the
offense murder in the second degree,
and asked the attorneys if they
could agree on the size of the bond.
Mr. Murry for the state, said lie had
no criticism on the court for holding
the case murder in second degree,
since the element of malice had not
been clearly proved. But he con
sidered the case a serious one and
thought the bond should be com
mensurate witli ttie crime. He
cited similar cases and suggested
that he thought bond should be
required in sum of $7,500 to $10,000.
Messrs Turner and Guitar for the
defense, thought this excessive, de
claring that the case could not be
more than manslaughter In the third
or fourth degree. They pleaded for
a light bond on account of the
defendant not being able to give a
heavy bond. Mr. Murry insisted
that the case demanded a reason
ably largo bond, and the judge ilxed
the amount at $U,000. The bond
was made out and signed by Capt.
D. Guitar, W. T. Anderson, Turner
McBalne, S. D. Gordon, Odon
Guitai, Wellington Gordon, and
W. H. Guitar. The defendant Is
bound under this bond to appear for
trial at the October term of the
Boone circuit court, as were also the
witnesses for the fetate. The bond
being deemed sufficient, Mr. Gordon
AN UNUSUAL FAMILY.
Eleven Children, All Living and
All Married Children of one
High up in the list of the noble
rioneer families of Boone county
comes the name of Lowrey. Among
this numerous generation is one
family that is so remarkable that wo
call attention to it, giving it "honor
able, mention" as the school boys
say. The family is that of Capt.
James H. Lowrey, and wife, which
consists of eleven children, all the
result of one marriage, and all of
whom are living and married, and
are bringing up families that aro an
honor to the country. Below are
the names of the children, (with
their present addresses) the names
being given in the order of their
William P. Lowrey, lives on a
farm adjoining his father, near
Midway, this county.
Mrs. L. T. Searcy, of Columbia,
T. T. Lowrey, Perkins, Oklahoma.
Fannie Airey, Maryville, Mont.
John T. Lowrey, Perkins, Okla.
Mrs. J. I. Hitt, Centralia, Mo.
Mrs. Arc!) Prather, Hinton, Mo.
Mrs. W. A. Gray, New Franklin.
Mrs, J. It. Jordan, Midway, Mo.
Mrs. E. E. Williamson, Hunts
Mrs. Leslie Daly, Salida, Colo.
Capt. and Mrs. Lowrey, have just
gone west on a visit to their daugh
ters, and to see a brother of Captain
Lowrey 'a who lives in Montana.
In spite of his large family Mr.
Lowrey was a very sueceseful
farmer and managed to acquire a
goodly quantity of this world's goods,
which he is using wisely. He
recently made a munificent gift of
$5000 to Christian College, of which
school he is one of the trustees. He
gave also $2,500 to William Woods
College at Fulton. Thus we have in
him a citizen who is truly a
benefactor in a number of ways.
Two Children Drowned Near
News came to town Wednesday
that two children of Charles Lewis,
near Sapp, tills county, aged 8 and
11 years, were drowned in a pool not
far from their home Monday. An
older brother who was with the two
unfortunate onus, did not enter the
deep hole In the creek, but went for
assistance. The father, arrived two
late, and found the children both
dead. Funeral was held at Nash
ville church Tuesday, atteuded by
the entire community.
Randolph Old Settlers.
The committee on arrangements
for the Old Settlers Annual Reunion
in Randolph Co., has decided to
hold the next reunion October 8 at
Huntsv ille. A niong those who com
pose the committee are J. J. Patton,
J. W. Bouey, W. It. Samuels, G. W.
Taylor, Capt. Austin, Wm. and
STREET DUEL IN MEXICO.
Two Bright Young Lawyers
Shoot Rhodes Clay Dead,
C. A. Barnes Wounded.
Immediately on the heels of Co
lumbia's unfortunate killing came
the news from our neighboring city
or Mexico, that last Thursday eve
ning in front of ttie Mexico post
office, Clarence Barnes, well known
in Columbia, shot and killed
Rhodes Clay, who was Audrain
county's representative in the
present legislature and the dem
ocratic nominee at the coming
election. The suddenness of the
tragedy and the prominence of the
two parties made the affair a most
deplorable one. Both Barnes and
Clay were young attorneys of
Mexico, Rhodes being a son of
Ex-senator Green Clay. Barnes
graduated from the law department
of the state University In 18i9, and
was very popular as a Btudent.
While here he had a room at the
home of Mrs. S. R. Prewitt, on
Broadway, and In the military made
a record as a crack shot.
The two men met and began a
fusllade of bullets, with the result
that six or 8 shots were exchanged,
but it is not clear yet who fired the
first shot. Clay was shot two or
three times in the chest and
stomach, was conscious five minutes
and lived an litmr. Barnes got a
bullet in his right hand, and as a
result may lose the whole arm.
The tragedy is the outcome of a
personal grievance over a land deal
some weekB ago, wherein a mis
understanding between the two
Mexico, Mo., July 15. It is stated
this morning; that the preliminary
trial of Clarence Barnes, will be held
as soon as the wounded man is able
to be present at the hearing. It is
thought this will be the last of this
week or the first of next week. It
is said this morning that Barnes did
not rest so well last night, but it is
not expected that he will lose his
right arm unless blood poison
develops. He is kept under guard
night and day by the sheriif or his
Now that tlie coroner's inquest
failed to determine anything except
that which was known, that Clay
was killed by Clarence Barnes, it is
left tor the preliminary trial to
develop the material facts. All the
witnesses were not put on the stand
at the coroner's inquest. W. W.
Fry, Clay's partner, will assist in the
prosecution with Mr. Bickley,
Frank Jesse, George Robertson and
probably others will defend Barnes.
Colonel Clay, father of the late
representative, said he had told his
son to be careful, that his enemies
were "loaded for him." He lias not
said yet whether or not he would
consent to become a candidate to fill
the vacancy caused by the killing
of his son. He is urged to do so,
that he may carry through the state
legislature the measures which his
son had taken up, especially the bill
separating state and local taxes.
For the first time the story of the
killing was told on the witness stand
yesterday by a witness. He is A.J.
Winscott. He testified that he was
in the Intelligencer office when he
saw Clay and Barnes meet at the
postofllce. They went into the
office and then came out on the
pavement and were almost face to
face, five or six feet apart.
"I could see Mr. Barnes put his
left arm up and his other hand on
his revolver, and almost instantly
heard a shot," he said. "My im
pression is there were two shots,
and then the general fusillade. Mr.
Barnes shot first. There is no
question about that. Barnes, after
shooting all the loads out of his
revolver, either struck his heel
against a cut-oil water plug or
stepped off the walk with his right
foot. lie fell on bis back and his
revolver dropped out of his hand.
While he was down, Clay pointed
his pistol at him and held it
momentarily and seemed to look at
him and then turned and walked up
the street south.
"By that time I got within twenty
feet of Clay I halooed at Mr. Barnes,
'Clarence, don't shoot any more, I'll
take care of Rhodes.'
"He replied, 'I haven't any more
"Sidney James, deputy sheriff,
reached Barnes just as he got up.
Don't think he assisted Barnes up,
and when I spoke to Barnes he was
standing .on the crossing with the
revolver In his band.
'I took Clay through the back
door of the postofllce. Just as I
closed the door Clay said, 'Andy I
am done for. I asked If he was hit.
He said 'yes.' We walked straight
south through the postofllce into
Dr. Crawford's office. Just as we
got inside of his ofllce Clay sank to
his knees. He repeated four or five
tunes. 'I am done for.' "
A meeting of the colored in
Havana Cuba at which Juan Gual
berto Qonez presided, was held in
that city last Sunday. This meet
ing represented all the Negro or
ganizations of Cuba.
Addressing the meeting Senor
Bendon said the Negroes of Cuba
were being described as disturbers
of the peace because they were ask
ing for their just rights. The Ne
gro, he said, had no intention of
rebelling, but if the people of
Cuba were not united they could
not hold their own against the
Americans financially. If Ameri
cans invested capital in Cuba, they
would also bring their own
laborers and managers of estates.
The United States needed Cuba,
Porto Rico and Hawaii as places
to send the Negroes of that coun
try. If the downfall of the United
States ever occurred, declared
Senor Bendon, it would be due to
Continuing, the speaker averred
it was being said that the Negroes
of Cuba proposed to rise against
the white people of the island.
This he declared to be utterly
false. The Negroes only wanted
their rights, and if the Cuban
government could not harmonize
the two races, the republic would
be a failure.
Senor Bendon was followed by
Senor Sanchez, who later said
that, after so much fighting for
liberty, he felt ashamed to have
to speak in behalf of the black
race, whose condition in Cuba,
nevertheless, was one of servitude.
He declared that honest and
capable Negroes were not given
positions on the Havana police
force, and that notwithstanding
thia the police contained a great
number of thieves who were white.
The fact that Miss Mary Custis
Lee was compelled to pay a fine of
$5.00 for riding in the "Jim
Crow" section of a street car
enroute from Washington to
Alexandria ' has so incensed the
leading white people of Richmond
that they are considering agitating
its repeal. Miss Lee belongs to
the famous Lee family of Virgiuia
and so Virginians are highly
indignant that the personal liberty
of so distinguished an American
should be abridged in this un
democratic way. This whole beg
garly separate car business is
liable to be brought before the bar
of public opinion by this episode.
It is all right to restrict the liberty
of one class of Americans but
when another class gets a dose of
the same medicine it begins to ap
preciate what a bitter pill it has
given the other to swallow. Re
fined colored women have been
ejected unceremoniously from
white folks' sections and it was
not discovered that this was an
unwarranted interference with
personal liberty. The Lee epi
sode ought to show how un
American this class legislation is.
Sooner or later all these restric
tions that are placed upon self
respecting Negroes must go.
That Electric Line.
Prom the Glangow Miiaourian.
Col. Chase Informs us that final
survey has been made on the pro
posed electric railway route In Glas
gow, and vicinity, and that the line
so far as gone over Is pronounced
satisfactory, The people residing
along the proposed line are greatly
pleased over the prospect for secur
ing the road.