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THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD,
$1.00 Per Year in Advance.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 1902.
VOL. I. NO. 49.
"TRADIN' IN POLITICS.
Means a Whole lot in Cole
i County" the old Soldier
Home From his Hun
Jefferson City, Mo. Oct. 15, 1902.
'One never knows," said the old
soldier, "what tradin' rocs on in
politics less be jes gits right with
the mix up hissef. Now 'lection is
com in on and the administration
linin np the forces and that means
a big lot, right here in Cole Coun
ty ; you see every man that's got a
political job is called to git in line
about lection and he either has to
git in line or git out of a job. This
used to take in jes the Capital and
the Prison but now it means Lin
coln Institute too: you see Page
wuz at the head of that school for
18 years and no boy questioned his
vote til Lon Stevens got to be
state treasurer and was then a mem
ber of the state board of Education,
and he had some dealins with Page
an he found that Page had such
pull with the Legislature that he
begun wondering how Page voted,
and sent a man round to ask Page.
But Page told him to go to the
ballot box of he wanted to know
how he voted, then Stevens begun
to say that he thought Page had
been here long enough and one
day when he and Judge Weaver
of Springfield wuz out ridin they
driv out to Page's house and told
him he wuz Governor now and that
he had decided to try to git some
one at the head of that school who
would do somethin fur the party
and he begun his fight on Page
and kept it np til Page left ; and
ever since that ever body who gits
a job on that hill must support the
party. Now you jes watch at the
polls on lection day an you will
know how much interest them
white superintendents show at the
polls ; at last election two of them
who are supposed to teach in the
industrial school dismissed their
classes and one wuz at the polls in
first ward and each one had a poll
book in his hand seein that the
whole vote got in ; of course they
wuz gittin paid a big salary fur
)aching at Lincoln Institute but
that didn't make no difference.
So you see that school is now in
politics and every body can see it
too. Last June when that board
wnz lectin the faculty they thought
they wuz runnin short of funds
so they dropped one of the ma
trons an the only colored Jauitor
they had and lected three white
Janitors and one of them had to
have his salary raised cause he
got more when he used to work
Bb luo piiBUU nuu ud always Dtuuu
up for the party.
I wuz down in Gasconade last
week shootin' wild turkeys and I
run across Dr. Tubbs, and I told
him that I thought the folks would
like to see him back in the legisla
ture, but Tubbs said not much,
that he had enuf of the kind of
legislatures they wuz havin'. lie
eaid he knowed that wuz lots of
money squandered by the legisla
ture, and ha didn't care to be in
sieh a crowd. You know Tubbs is
the one that got so straight after
that Board once 'bout wastin' the
state's money oi that farm and
AnTon. nenrtlng a sketch and dMorlntlon may
onli'klT uoartaln our opinion free whether an
aunt free. Oldest aaeiior for aeourlng patent.
Patent taken through Muun A Co. reoeWt
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R iwcial notice witnout eun.w w buv
K Scientific American.
I handaomelr lllnatrated weekly, largest el
etiiation or any auiuimuu hiiw; - t-
year : four month. L Bold by all jiewadealera.
"'HmII r aw w Jaimum! ifS
there not bein' enough raised on
the farm to feed two mules with.
Well that was a purty big hum
bug. They have had a farm for
Lincoln Inst, for twenty years and
they don't raise as much as I
will on it good crop years and bad
crop years alike. Now this was a
good crop year and one member of
that Board was goin' to have some
boys pulled fur destroyin' the crop
on that farm ; but when the fact
wuz found out about the case, it
wuz discovered that the boys wuz
jes' gittiu' some of the weeds that
could be used fur fishing poles.
Then he wasn't anxious to have
Mrs. J. B. Coleman spent Sun
day in Moberly.
Mr. R. O. Bass of Doer Park
was in town Saturday.
Mr. Tayler Wilson left for Kan
sas City Sunday to reside.
Miss Ida Diggs has returned to
Western College at Macon.
Mrs. Octavia Wilson left Sun
day to attend school at Western
College at Macon.
Rev. J. W. Jackson of Sedalia
conducted quarterly meeting at
the M. E. Church Sunday.
Master Georgia Caldwell of Co
lumbia has returned to Fiske
Uuiversity to attend school he
spent the summer in Chicago.
Messrs Bart Akers, Thomas
Ridgway, James Strawn, Wallace
Lilly and W. II. Caldwell attend
ed the St. Louis Fair last week.
James Delly met with a very
painful accident a few days ago by
gettiug his hand and arm scalded
with hot sorghum while aiding in
moving a box from the fire. Dr.
Perry dressed the wound and it is
reported to be doing nicely.
New Bloomfield Notes.
Success to the Professional
Mrs. S. M. Bradley, of Auxvasse,
made a flying visit here last week.
Mr. A. Logan has finished mak
ing Sorghum. He made about 100
The three children of Mr. Brooks
who have been ill with fever are
reported some better.
Mr. A. Logan attended the en
tertainment given at Paris Fork
church, near Carrington Station,
last Saturday. While there he
was the guest of Mr. Robert Car
rington. Messrs. Joseph, John and Tim
othy Murray, Eula Baynham and
John Howe left Tuesday for Crys
tal City to work on the new rail
road. They stopped over in St.
Louis last week to attend the fair.
Master Rotha Williams is on the
Mrs. Lucy Johnson is slowly
Mrs. Minnie Mansfield is on
the sick list.
Rev. G. C. Chinn is in Kansas
City this week.
Mr. Fred Viley is reported
The Professional world is only
$1.00 per year.
Miss Frances Finney spent Sat
urday in Salisbury.
Littlo Mattie B. Talbert is sick
with whooping cough. .
Mrs. Susie Robinson is reported
quite siok with typhoid fever.
The entertainment given tor the
benefit of the Baptist church last
Saturday evening was quite a
Mr. Martin Ton6y has been
appointed District Deputy, Grand
Chancellor of the K. of P. Lodges
of this district.
The employees of No. 10 mines
are out on a strike. The difficulty
arose between the miners and the
Superintendent by the discharging
of four miners.
The Professional World has all
the news and is only 1.00 per
Mrs. S. M. Bradley has return
ed from a visit to relatives near
Mrs. Frankie MoDonel is home
from Ills, to visit her children.
We are glad to see her looking so
Mr. and Mrs. Hill have returned
home from Springfield, Ills., where
they have been for the last 7 or 8
The street fair in Auxvasse was
quite largely attended on the 11th.
We are sorry to say that one of
our young men got into a little
trouble by being in the way.
Pres. Jesse on Electric Roads.
Mr. George B. Harrison, of Glas
gow, Missouri, lias received the fol
lowing letter that in well worth read
ing, because it sizes up the situation
as to electric roads :
My dear sir: You ask me to
write you what I think about the
future of electric roads in Missouri.
Without undertaking to pass upon
the merits or demerits of any particu
lar road, let me say in general that
in my opinion electric railways are
destined in the future to take the
place of macadamized highways in
many parts of our state. They
would add immensely to the con
venience of country life; they would
help communication between the
people along their lines; they would
transport passengers and farm pro
ducts more cheaply than they can
be transported by horses; they would
furnish power and perhaps light to
the farm houses along their lines.
Enterprising farmeiB near an elec
tric line of railway could get power
over a private wire to a motor situ
ated at some convenient place in or
near the barn. With this motor the
farmer could chop feed, shred fod
der, grind corn and cob together,
thresh grain and saw wood. The
states of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois
are, I believe, far ahead of Missouri
in the number of miles of electric
railway which they contain. The
telephone and an abundant supply
of electric roads would transform
life in the rural districts of Missouri.
Very truly yours,
B. H. Jesse.
History of the University.
Prom the St. I.ouii School Ground. ,
Col. William F. Switzler, of Co
lumbia, Mo., lias written a history of
the Missouri State University, the
manuscript of which is now locked
in a fire-proof vault at the uuiversity
awaiting publication. It is urged
by friends of that institution that
the university should own, publish
and dispose of the history as the
Revised Statutes aie owned and dis
posed of by the state and that an
anDronriation for this dutdobb
should be asked for from the next
legislature. There is no doubt that
such a history would be worth all
that it would cost. Col. Switzler is
one of the ablest historical writers
iu the West, and no man living is
better posted concerning the State
University and its growth and prog
ress from the date of its organizatiou
to the present time. He has been
that institution's vigilant friend and
champion throughout his long career
as a public man, anu it wouiu De
difficult to over-pay him through
any reasonable legislative enactment
for his services to the university and
to the educational interests of the
Col. Jas. L. Lowe, representing the
government, was in Columbia last
week to hear arguments on the post
office site question. It will be re
membered that the last congress
appropriated $5,000 to be invested in
the site for a government postoffice
building in Columbia. Bids were
received and the lot of Judge J. A.
Stwert on southwest corner of Broad
way and Seventh street was bought.
One or two parties who are displeased
with the selection went to Washing
ton and represented that the people
of Columbia considered the selection
an outrage. The postoffice depart
ment agreed to send another agent
here to investigate the situation, and
Col. Lowe is the man who was sent.
All day Monday he was receiving
visitors and hearing expressions of
the people In regard to the sites sug
gested. Marriage Licenses.
Owen C. Nichols and Miss Millie
W. Pauley, Ashland. S. C. Nichols,
father of the Groom (who is 20 years
old) files his consent.
F. H. Russell and Miss Allice
Charles Alexander Deppe. of Be
dalia, aud Miss Pearl Darling Fay,
Accused Murderers of E. A.
Chapman, the Brown Sta
tion Agent, Held Without
In the court of Justice J. K. Boggs,
the state being represented bv J. H.
Murry, county prosecuting attorney,
Allen O'Rnar, one of the accused
parties in the Brown Station murder
case, waived his preliminary hear
ing and Went back to Jail to await
action by grand Jury. Friday was
the day set ior the hearing, and
when the cases were called, that of
Charles Stephens was continued
owing to the sickness of Justice
Frazier an important witness for the
state. The others, Sara Chandler,
Gilbert Turner, Win. McClane,
Owen Woolfolk proceeded the trial,
J. L. Stephens appeared for Charles
Stephens, Wm. McClane, Owen
Woolfolk Col. S.Turner for Gilbert
Turner, and Gillespv A Conley for
Sam Chandler. Judge Boggs fixed
Stephens uondj at 3,000, wnich was
given and the prisoner was released
for the present. The testimony in the
remining cases was taken down in
shorthand by Miss Hickok, was
afterwards read to each witness, and
The interest in these cases was in
tense. A large crowd of citizens
from Brown Station was present and
remained until the close. The first
witness for the State was Dr. Rich
ards, who saw Chapman after the
murder and examined his wounds.
The Doctor bad been to church in
the evening, Just previous to the
murder, but did not remember to
have seen either McClane or Wool
folk there. He heard several guu
shots during the night and made an
examination of Chapman after the
An important witness was Oscar
Clay, who was assisting Chapman
at the station; he was present at the
time of the murder. He testified
that Allen O'Rear came to the station
early (about 7:30) on the night when
Chapman was murdered, and said to
him (Clay) that "Chapman would
get shot in this depot some dark
night" to which Clay responded
that the one who did it would be
caught in a short time; O'Rear asked
"how in the h 1 will they know
who did it," went away, and in a
few minutes he returned with Sam
Chandler and Gilbert Turner;
Chandler (rife red some whiskey to
Clay and Chapman, which was re
fused. After some conversation
Chandler asked Clay if he and Chap
man would go out with him and
have some fun. Witness testified
that Chandler said they were going
to whip Stephens and Chapman and
run them away from town. Clay
communicated these threats to
Chapman and wired Mr. Scurlock,
the agent at Columbia to send him
a pistol by the Wabash conductor
when the excursion train came out
that night. When the accused par
ties appeared at the door and asked
to be admitted, Clay says that he
unlocked the door, partially opened
it and that Chapman blew out the
light and went to the door where
two people appeared with something
over their faces and fired the shot
which killed Chapman. When
Chapman fell backward on the sta
tion floor the witness (Clay) was
frightened and took refuge iu the
coal bin; sometime afterwards he
came out, saw a man at the bay win
dow with pistol aud two men going
north; another man was climbing
tiie feuce near that point; witness
then ran to the home of Dr. Mon
tague, yelling murder. The first
time O'Rear appeared alone, the sec
ond time accompanied by Chandler
and Turner; he did not recognize
Woolfolk or McClane at the door
when shooting was done. Clay did
not know of any difficulty Chapman
ever had with McClane or Wool
folk and never knew of their having
thrown rocks around the depot or of
their gambling. Turner was drink
ing when at the depot.
K. T. Crews, a merchant at Browns
Station and former partner of E.
F. Stephens was another witness
for the state. He testified that
Gilbert Turner had been clerking at
his store and boarding at his bouse;
that he had occasion to go to his
room occupied by Turner and did
not think that Turner was in the
house when the shot was fired; after
a few moments absence he returned
to the room and found Turner in the
act of retiring in the dark ; when he
asked Turner about a disturbance
at the depot, Turner replied he had
not heard any disturbance.
I. J. Brown, another witness knew
all the prisoners ; be heard that after
noon of the trouble of Chapman and
Stepheus and that O'Rear had told
Arch Turner that they were going
to take Chapman out and whip him.
He passed O'Rear and Chandler on
the sidewalk as he came from
The hearing was oontinued Sat
urday morn ing, when, after speeches
by attorneys, Judge Boggs promptly
announced that the prisoners would
be held without bail.
Lost Finger in Wheat Drill.
Virgii Parmer, son of Sterling Par
mer, near Huntsdale, got the second
finger of his left hand ground off be
tween cogwheels of a drill he was
using last week. Dr. Miller, of that
place was called in and the mangled
member was amputated near the
hand. It was a very painful wound
but the patient was getting on very
ulcely.when last beard from,
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