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VOL. 1, NO. 14.
Found Wednesday Morning jn His
Room With His Throat Cut.
Smith Boswell, a well known Col
umbia negro, was found dead
Wednesday morning in his room over
the Implement store of N. D. Rob
nett. There was a terrible gash cut
in his throat, and he was lying in a
pool of blood.
Upon being notified, Coroner Par
ker immediately impaneled a Jury
and began an investigation. The
Jury was composed of : A. J. Winn,
K. L. Chandler, Geo. Klingbeil, K.
L. Acton, C. M. Wheeler, and O. L.
Tyson. After being in session near
ly all day the jury returned the fol
lowing verdict: "That Smith Hos
well came to his death by his own
razor in the hands of parties un
known to the Jury."
It Is the opinion of many that
Boswell was murdered, although no
motive can be found for the crime.
There were two rooms which were
used by Boswell. The west room in
which there was a stove and kitchen
furniture had a stream of blood
which led from the south wall to
near the door opening into the east
room, where he was found. Near
this door was a large pool of blood
and in the edge of the pool was a
blood-soaked pillow, while nearby
lay a towel, on which It seemed
bloody hands had been wiped. Fur
ther out and a little west of this pil
low lay the trousers which had been
torn in removing them and blood on
the inside of the bottom part. Bos
well had seemingly reached the door
and had fallen through into the east
. room where he was found lying in
another pool of blood, nearly across
the center of the floor. A folding
bed stood beside the door of this
room and was down ready for occu
pancy but no blood was upon it. On
the door knob of this room was a
k blood stain, as if it had been gripped
'5ya JiloodjVjiajid.
A stream of blood was found wher
ever Boswell had been before this
during his struggle after he was cut,
but no blood was between this door
and the body, though blood was upon
the knob.
The jamb of the door, opening be
tween the two rooms was bloody and
evidences of struggle were shown,
but whether with another party
could not be determined.
In support of the murder theory
aro the facts that no blood is on the
floor near the door with a bloody
door knob, while there Is blood ev
" erywhere else. Also that it would
seem impossible for a person with
two gashes in his throat deep enough
tc sever the jugular vein could be
able to do the things which he would
necessarily have to do to leave him
self and the rooms in the condition
they we "e ound, also the gashes,
which were on the right side, if in
flicted by his own hand, were contra
ry to the ordinary way of handling
the raior, since he was himself right
The arguments in favor of suicide
were: The razor used belonging to
him, the watch and jewelry which
were found carefully wrapped and
put away, his talk in regard to kill
ing himself and his despondency and
It was found that Boswell had been
sick for several days, that he had
been drunk and despondent for some
time and had told his half brother,
Eli White, that he would some day
find him dead. The razor used was
his own and was found lying on a
table near the bed in the east room.
If he had been killed by some one
else, this person must have procured
Boswell's razor in order to do the
deed. '
Tired Evading Justice.
The Kansas City papers last Sun
day contained a letter written by
Jas. Rollins Bingham, son of,the late
Geo. C. Bingham, the great Missouri
artist, confessing to certain forgeries
, committed 11 years ago in Kansas
I City. During these years Mr. Blng
ham has eluded the law, but recent-
I ly surrendered himself to the police
1 of Dallas, Texas, saying he was tired
of evading justice.
The forgeries were found to have
been against his step-mother but she
kdenied there having been forgeries
IMr. Bingham's father died in Kan
bas City in July, 1879.
The police at Kansas City issued
requisition . papers for the surren
dered man, who will probably acoept
gratefully whatever punishment is
aeted out.
Warrants Allowed Road Set
tlements Saloon Petitions
County court, composed of Judge
C. C. Turner, Judge W. S. Wilson
and Judge S. N. Woods, convened
The court allowed accounts as fol
E. C. Anderson $ 27.it0
A. 8. McCallister, road dam
ages In l-f.1-12 S5.00
W. R. Sheafer for small pox
practice 148.50
M. L. Lyle, bridge " 150.00
M. L. Lyle, bridge 1H5.00
M. L. Lyle, repairs 10.00
Wm. Nesterdirk, repairing
bridge 165.00
Ed. Tyson, Janitor for Janu
ary ... 85.00
F. C. Bradford, taking Ewell
Bohanon to Reform School 9.50
F. C. Bradford, taking Dr.
Moore to Insane Asylum 14.00
C. M. Goslin, bridge 6.00
John and George Crist, re
pairing wind mill 22.50
J. C. Hall, balance on assess
ment 177.75
A. J. McKenzie, bridge lum
ber 16.55
Millard Rogers, feeding pris
oners, January 67.00
W. C. Sutton, coal 50.33
L. W. Berry 6.25
Emmet Staley, Infirmary 3.25
J F. Richards, Infirmary 50.00
Carrie Richards, Infirmary ... 10.00
Russell Parmer, Infirmary 2.50
Lyman Parmer, Infirmary 12.50
Grace Filliott, Infirmary 5.00
A. J. Turner, Infirmary 47.50
W. B. Cauthorn, surveyor's
fees 78.15
D. M. Hulen presented settlement
as road commissioner in 50-11 for
Court appointed for next year,
1902 as road commissoners in 50-11
D. M. Hulen, I). L. Owens, and T.
In 47-13. T. S. Riggs, John Sam
uels and Edgar Roddy.
J. V. Vanlandingham presented
petition for new road in 48-12.
T. J. Morris and others, by their
attorney J. S. Banks presented a re
monstrance to a petition filled by L
O. CrocKer to keep a dram shop in
lot number 81 in Columbia and the
court after considering the same de
cided that the court did not acquire
jurisdiction of the said petition for
the reason that it was not filed be
fore the first day of the term where
upon the petitioners asked to with
draw the petition, and this was
Warrants were issued as follows:
C. C. Turner, 2 days on
bench $ 10.00
W. S. Wilson 2 days on bench 10.00
N. S. 2 days on bench 10.00
Court allowed J. C. Hall on
account of assessment for
1901 and taxes for 1902 $1855.50
Taxes Paid by Boone Co. Banks.
The banks In Boone county pay a
good sized sum in taxes, being as
sessed on about two-thirds of their
capital stock, and undivided profits .
The levy for county purposes is 30
cents on the $100 and state purposes
25 cents on the $100, or a total tax of
55 cents on the $100 valuation.
Below is shown the names of
banks, amounts paid on, and tax
actually paid for 1901 :
Name of Bank Asu'd val. Total tax
Booue Co. Nat. Bank $87,500 oo $481 25
Exchange Nat. Bank 76.57 00 4" 02
Columbia Saving Bank.... 30,900 00 114 95
Bank of Centralia 38,600 00 157 30
Far. & Mer. B'kof Centralia 16,700 00 91 85
Citizeua Bank, Bturgeou..., 9,90000 54 45
P, & M. Bank, Sturgeon. ... 9,750 00 53 62
Rocheport Bank 17,900 00 98 34
Baas & Johmou B'k, Ashla'd 16,250 00 89 37
Hallsville Bank 7,150 00 39 33
Total (axel paid by banks 11,60145
That Mule Case.
J. P. Qulnn, the Memphis mule
man who was arrested for swindling
mule feeders iu this and other coun
ties, now claims that he will be able
to explain the whole transaction
satisfactorily and show that he has
done no wrong. His brother, J. J.
Qulnn, is also in trouble as a mem
ber of the same gang of rascals.
They claim that they themselves
were victims of the same kind of a
game, having sold stock and acccept
ed a check for $9000 which proved to
be worthless. This entanglement
left them in an embarrassing situ
ation, which they say will be fuily
explained and settled. Whether
this is a ruse to excite sympathy, or
a true statement remains to be
shown. Everything so far Indicates
that the men engaged in these com-
Ucatlons are a gang or swindlers.
Hand Shot Off.
Lewis Meyers, while hunting
last Saturday, had his right hand
shot off by the accidental discharge
of a gun. Dr. J. E. Perry found
it necessary to amputate the
wounded parts above the wrist.
Mrs. Jackson to Speak.
The W. C. T. U. of this city in
vited Mrs. Ida Joyce Jackson to
read a paper on "The Mother's In
fluence in the Home," and Mrs. Eli
za Butler to sing a solo Friday after
noon at the Christian church.
Western Enterprise.
George R. Smith College Notes.
The school has been engaged in
a series of meetings; several souls
were saved. The meetings closed
Wednesday for the season.
Rev. Hunt, of Sedalia, delivered
an excellent sermon last Sunday,
it being the day of prayer for all
The enrollment of this school is
still increasing.
Miss Ollie Ilaynes left last Mott
day for Sweet Springs, but will re
turn soon.
The Pasteur Scientific Club met
last Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th.
The following program was ren
dered :
Song Quartette.
Biographical Sketch of Pasteur
Clara Lucky.
Paper Virginia Muse.
Question Box Mary Diggs.
Song Quartette.
Budget J. T. Williams.
Discussion "Resolved, That con
densed foods are more beneficial
to the human system than natur
al foods.
The discussion was opened by J.
T. Williams, afflirniative ; E. Har
ris, Negative. The subject was
then opened to the house, which
was very elaborately discussed.
The discussion was decided in
favor of the negative.
Macon Items.
The teachers and ministers of
this city have organized a reading
circle which meets every Thursday
evening. They are to read Bishop
Hunington's Unconscious Tuitions
this week.
Mr. Amos Williams and Mrs.
Liny Forsyth were married Jan.
28th, at the home of the bride.
Rev. W. L. Osborne officiate 1.
Mrs. L. Louis McDonald return
ed from Kirksville Monday.
The Baptist and A. M. E. chur
ches are having much success in
their revivals.
The Macon teachers will attend
the Tri-Couoty Institute at Mober
ly Saturday, Feb. 8.
The senior class of western
College entertained a large und ap
preciative audience Friday evening
Jan. 31, in the drama entitled "Be
cause I Love You." Each charac
ter was well represented.
The pupils of Dumas school will
give a concert the 21st for bene
fit of the library which was put in
last year. They are making great
preparation and hope to have a
good audience.
Dr. W, S. Carrion, who has
been our practicing physician for
three years, moved to St. Joseph
Wednesday. His many friends
and patrons wish him much sue
cess in his new field.
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one sending the largest
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ers to the Professional
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ed free on application.
Rev. G. H. McDaniel Discusses
His Future Possibilities.
St. Paul Minn., Jan. 31st 1902.
Editor Professional World ;
While visitiug Rev. W. D. Carter,
assisting him in a special raeetiug,
a copy of your paper has fallen
into my hands. It impresses me
very favorably as a race paper,
and I thought I would send you
this contribution on the "Current
Discussions of the Race Problem."
On the 30th of Dec. Rev. Jag.
W. Lee, of St. Louis, Mo., read a
very able and manly paper before
tho evangelical alliance, on "The
Needs of the Negro." I confess
my utter surprise at the manliness
and unselfishness of this paper.
It is unlike what I have usually
heard or read from men of the
South and I appreciate it especial
ly, because it is from a Southerner
and yet so free from sectional
bliss or race prejudices.
It not only foreshadows better
days for the Negro, but indicates a
higher state of civili.atiou aud a
purer Uhristianity in the white
We have long needed white men
who have the courage of their con
victions. True, he may not have
been faultless in his views, but
very few indeed are they who
have discussed any phase of this
question so ably and so fairly.
Dr. Lee, although southern born
and reared, sets a worthy pace for
all who may discuss this subject
in any manner, tune or place.
We were also delighted to see
the manly stand of Mr. Aruold of
Fulton Mo., in "The Journal,"
last week. Subject "The Negro
A Factor."
We value these utterances,
chiefly because they represent the
pulpit and the press the most po
tent factors iu molding public
Dr. Lee, shows the man that he
is, wheu he pleads tor industrial
opportunity for the Negro. He
says: "What the Negro needs to
diy more than any thing else is
fair treatment by the industrial
classes of the country." Agaiu
he says: "Laboring men have a
perfect right to organize them
selves into brotherhoods and uu
ions for their protection, aud for
their interests. There is not any
doubt but that they have lifted
themselves and their labor to a
higher plain of eff eciency and dign
ity through organization. But it is
not right to exclude men from
unions aud organizations on ac
count of their color. The right of
the Negro to live is certainly in
inalienable, but how can he live
and support his family if he is not
given a fair opportunity, along
with other men, to work any
line of industry for which he qual
ifies himself. The Negro in enti
tled to absolute industrial equali
ty. It must be remembered that
he did not just arrive on the
shores of America yesterday, and
were he a new comer, the right to
work any where would still be his.
But the Negro has been here 281
He has cleared most of the for
ests of the Southern states. lie
produces the cotton from the sale
and manufactures of which has
come much of the wealth of this
country. He grew the cane- Irotu
which the laboring men have been
sweetening their coffee for two
hundred years. He made the sy
rup which has heeu doubling and
quadrupling the value of pancakes
and waffled which the laboring
man enjoyed for a couple of cen
turies. He should not be treated
as an alien and a foreigner by la
bor unions, for he is less a for
eigner thau almost any other class
of people. If any body is native
to the manor boru he is.
We owe it ncj only to the Negro
but to ourselves to give him the
same opportunity to work eujoyed
by the white man.
I am a Southerner and have all
the feelings common to the South
ern people with reference to the
Negro's social priviliges. But
Southern people have no objec
tions to Negro industrial equality.
They believe in it." Again he
says; "No one who has not given
attention to the question can have
any proper conception of the diffi
culties by which the Negroes right
here iu our midsts are confronted
today. The most pathetic aspect
of the whole Negro problem is
found in the gradual closing
against him of all the leading in
dustries. It takes from him the stimulus
for qualifying for work. He is
thrown back into a life of idleness
or else is shut up for the means of
subsistance to odd jobs, or such
small tasks, here and there, as he
may find to do.
He has no way of bringing his
wrongs to the consideration of the
public. We can hardly bring
ourselves to realize how pitiable
his coudition is in view of indus
trial inequalities which have been
gatheriug against him during the
list quarter of a century. The
most bloody war ever waged be
tween civilized states was contin
ued four long years to give him
his freedom. Billions of dollars
were spent in his behalf. Bil
lions more have been spent since
the war iu paying pensions to old
soldiers, who fought to give him
his freedom. The Grand Army
of the Public holds its reunions
every year and the most thrilling
thought that comes to them on
these occasions is that they knock
ed the shackles from the limbs of
four millions of slaves. And yet,
this man, who cost the country
more lives and more money to any
other man ever cost any country
in any age, stands among us in
the pitiable plight of beum de
barred from every great the line
of handicraft."
The best thing about these utter-
auces h the fact that they were uot
made by a politician nor a candidate
for any offine, but by a man called
by God to as high a place as men can
enjoy, Uut he goes on to say
what is shamefully true, viz.,
"There is not a Pole or Suandioa
vian just landed in America yes
terday, however full his head may
be of anarchy or his heart of en
mity to government, but enjoys
opportunites we deny to our ne
groes, who naturally love the gov
ernment, and who have been here
nearly three hundred years, and
who have never produced an anar
chist in all history. The glory of
freeing the slaves will depart from
the Grand Army of the Republic,
and from the states which remain
ed true to the Union, if they per
mit them for want or fair oypor
tunity to work eujoyed by others
to enslave themselves again, by
vices cradled in idleness into which
they have been unjustly driven.
"Mr. editor, I am especially glad
that these words are, 1st, those of
a white man ; 2udly, that they are
from a Southerner, because they
cannot be attributed to racial bias
or Northern fanaticism. This is
also why I have quoted so extens
ively from Dr.. Lee's sermon, aud
let me say right here, that the time
is ahead, if not at our very doors,
when America will rue her tear
went of her dusky . captives who
are now so willing to be the best
of citizens. Dr. Lee takes perhaps
a justifiable pride iu saddling upon
the North her portion of blame for
tho existence of slavery iu America.
To me this is not the paramount
So far as the effects of slavery
are concerned, it doesn't matter
who instituted or perpetuated it,
although the north and the south
had an unenviable part in it a
part of which each is ashamed and
for which both are cursed. No
amount of shifting of the respon
sibility can altar the facts nor
better the ease.
The only thing that can be done
now to cut short the pernicious in
fluences of America's greatest
wrong or crime againt man, is to
stab the unholy spirit of caste and
race prejudice, to the heart, bury
the corpses of "White Supremacy
and Negro Subordination" in the
ocean of love, peace and good-will
toward men, and keep this ocean
full from the overflow from all
human hearts, as they reverantly,
sweetly aud universally acquiese
in the great but bible-taught doc
trine of the "Fatherhood of God
and the brotherhoon of man."
If Americans will try this ex
periment they will find that the
"golden rule" thus conscienciously
applied will prove a veritable pau
acea for all the ills resulting from
the various methods of agitating
the vexed "Race Problem."
(To be continued next week.)
Watches; clocks and
Jewelry repaired by an
experienced workman
at Hopper's Drug Store
Col. W. F. Switzler in the Tribune.
No doubt many of the younger
readers, and perhaps some of the
older of the Daily Tribune do not
know that in 1834, nearly 70 years
ago, there was a paper Mill at the
Natural Bridge, called then and
now Rockbridge and about six
miles southwest of Columbia. But
such is the fact. In 1833 David S.
Lamme, a most intelligent and
reputable citizen and step father of
Mrs. Jame9 S. Rollins, and Jhu
W. Keiser, grand father of the
late Mrs. Win S Pratt of this
plane, cs'alihshcd -i .veil i II fl. Hiring
mill at II lekiii t.l;; Iii lS3t I) ivi I
S. and Wlliam Ltmuie. John W.
Reiser ami Tuomas J Cox estab
lished at the Mime place a mill for
the manufacture of printing paper.
The "Missouri Iutelligenoer" of
Columbia, Nathaniel Patten's
weekly newspaper, the first ever
published in Columbia, and also
the St. Louis Republican, (Now
Republic.) were printed the latter
part of 1334 on paper made at this
mill, and tha Republican said the
paper compared favorably, with
any mauufactured west of the
mountains. But newspapers at that
time were not numerous enough in
Missouri to sustain a paper mill .
and its existence was short lived.
There areow more weekly
newspapers inJUoWie county than
in the entire state mkl834.
Will Sell The Davis
Jackson, Miss., Feb.. Mrs.
Jefferson Davis has submitted a
formal offer to the Misswippi
Legislature, through Mrs. KVn-
brough of Greenwood, to sell
old Davis home at Beauvoir, to be
used as a homejfor indigent Con
federate soldiers, for $10,000. The
place is said to contain 116 acres
and much feeling in favor of its
selection for the soldiers' home
has been worked up on sentimental
grounds. A number of the legis
lators andjprominent ex-Confederates
are of the opinion, however,
that the home should be more
centrally located, Beauvoir being
somewhat isolated. The selection
of the home is optional with tha
commission created by the George
bill, which has passed the Senate
and has been Bent to the House
for consideration.
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