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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1908.
ALAS! MERE MAN
MAY LOSE POCKETS
Woman Now Encroaches on
an Inalienable Masculine
IT'S BEGINNING OF THE END
Effeminate Men andMasculine
Women Seem to Be
Leading magazines devoted to femi
nine fashions have announced recently
that the directoirc gown Is copiously
supplied with pockets of all shapes and
"wes. The pockets are made not only in
tke waist or jacket, but in the skirt.
This is a matter
of no small impor
tance. It assails
the sacred rights,
of mere man in an
unexpected and vi
olent way, and
threatens to vio
late hi sancuary
of dearest privi
leges. Woman origin
ally contented her
self with going
pockets, but now hhe is going one step
further she has the pockets herself.
This "may mean that man must con
tent himself with what woman has cast
aside and like Harry Lehr, New York
"society leader," carry a handbag. It
probably is the beginning of the time
when man must rummage through a
conglomeration of cigars, pawn tickets,
and poker chips to find his latch-key in
the handsatchel. Will he have to empty
his bag in his lap to obtain a match?
Must the conductor on the street car
hold his bundles while he looks for a
nickle wherewith to pay his fare?
What will a
woman d'4 with
pockets? men are
P o w d e r p u ft",
meling salts, and,
let us whisper it,
t-en the forbidden
whist deck may
7iow have their
which she is for--ver
now have its own resting place in my
lady's dress. Woman may. when she
travels, carry in her pockets almost ev
vry article of household necessity.
The era of the suit case is past. The
era of the pocket will be sung in ragtime
and perpetuated on the mighty phono
graph. For styles may come, and styles
may go, but the pocket will stay for
er, if woman likes it as well as man
lias, and comes to be as dependent upon
"REUBEN" LEARNS WOMEN
IN MISSOURI ARE PRETTY
When Lecturer Imparts Secret, Audience
51. 11. I'emberton, lecturer, in an ad
dress at the Christian College audito
rium last evening, ob-erved after visit
ing many European countries he had
decided that Missouri was the place for
This assured Mr. I'emberton':? wel
come with eveiy young woman there
and een with the young men.
i Mr. IVmliort ons lecture was entitled.
"Reuben in Rome." It was instructive
Mr. I'emberton asserted that the only
ones who could atlbrd a trip to Europe
were artists, musicians and millionaire-,
and that it cost twenty-five cents to
-peak to the porter of a hotel.
Mr. I'emberton is an alumnus of the
UniuTsitv of Missouri.
Bryan Stumping Iowa.
By United Press.
PERRY, la., Oct. C.-W. J. Hryan is
making a lightning tour through Iowa
today. He had scheduled twenty
speeches, ending his trip at Cedar Rap
id? tonight. Labor and trust questions
were discussed and alo referred to the
refusal of the Taft-Roosevelt committee
to publish the list of campaign contri
butions before the election.
Memorial to T. B. Wanamaker.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. C The finest
chimes and belfry in the country, to
cost $130,000, are to be erected here as a
memorial to Thomas B. Wanamaker.
JACK FROST, CANDIDATE
ON WEATHER TICKET,
COMING TO COLUMBIA
Fair and Cooler Weather in Store, But
It Rained This
a Jack Frost, presi
the weather ticket,
, is expected to make
1 his appearance in
ay he will get a
'chilly reception, but
his presence proba
bly will strengthen
his chances of elec
tion in the straw
ballot being taken
by the- University
Missourian. His ex
pected visit was announced by the
weather forecaster as follows:
''Clearing and cooler tonight with
probable frost tomorrow; Wednesday
fair and cooler.''
The minimum temperature was 50,
degrees at 7 a. m.; the maximum, OS,
at 2 p. m.
There was a slight rainfall this morn
ing just enough to verify the forecast.
SOON TO BE FORMED
Members Will Lead Squads and Engage
in Intercollegiate Contests.
A gymnastic society, or club, is soon
to be formed at the gymnasium. It
will be composed of about ten members
from the gymnasium classes, and its
purpose will lie somewhat the same as
the former Missouri University Gym
nasium Society. Besides giving exhi
bitions in Columbia, however, it will
engage in contests with other schools,
like football, baseball, and basket-ball
teams. Gymnastic clubs of the different
classes will be formed, also, and these
will engage in interclass contests.
The purpose of the clubs is to further
interest in gymnastic development and
to furnish "leaders" for beginners'
squads. Already more than a dozen
men have joined the leaders' squad.
These men will be taught how to teach
The gymnasium classes are to be di
vided into squads of from ten to fifteen
and a leader will be put over each
squad. All will lie under the supervision
of the gymnasium instructor. Contests
in games and other forms of gymnas
tics will lie engaged in throughout the
The preliminary series of lectures by
I)r C. W. Hetherington will be com
pleted Monday, and Wednesday gym
nastic work will begin. Until eold
weather most of the work will be done
out of doors.
RICH GIRL TO AID
Miss Marie McKenna Will Give Time to
CHICAGO, Oct. C iMss Marie Mc
Kenna, only daughter of E. W. McKen
na, second vice president of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, has vol
unteered her services for relief work
among the glass workers of Alton, 111.
She applied to the Provident society at
Alton for a list of families made needy
by casualties in the glass works of the
town and expressed a determination of
devoting the not few years to relief
In Alton the officers of the Provident
society gladly accepted the offer of as
sistance from Miss McKenna, and the
list she asked for was quickly given
her. after which she hurried away to
make her first call.
Miss McKenna has attended many lec
tures dealing with economic and sociolo
gical conditions, and her act yesterday
was no surprise to her friends in Alton.
The money Miss McKenna will ex
pend on the families she will visit will
come from the allowance she receives
from her father.
TO PUSH DEEP WATERWAY
Delegates Are Arriving for Convention
B7 United Press.
CHICAGO, Oct. C Hundreds of leg
islators, financiers and publicists from
all parts of the country arc arriving
for the Deep Waterways Convention,
which opens here tomorrow. It is ex
pected that 5.000 will be here tonight.
The convention will take every pos
sible step toward pushing the project to
establish a waterway 200 feet wide and
twenty-one feet deep from Chicago to
the mouth of the Mississippi.
Enrollment Now 1960.
The University of Missouri enroll
ment today was 1000 for the fall ses
sion. The attendance at the summer
school brings the total to 24CS. This
does not include the School of Mines
s. Hiwkx .
L .iUGHTER OF SENATOR ELKINS
WHO IS TO WED ITALIAN DUKE
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Brother of Postmaster Here
Isn't Eager to Have Duke
Miss Katherine Elkins. who is to wed
the Italian Duke of Abruzi. is a niece
of Postmaster S. H. Elkins of Columbia.
Her father, United States Senator
Stephen 15. Elkins, is a graduate of the
University of Missouri.
The engagement of Miss Elkins and
the Duke, who is a memlier of the royal
family of Italy, has figured almost
daily in the newspapers since it became
known. The King of Italy has given
consent to the wedding, but the dowager
queen, Marghcrita, has declared that
she will not sanction the marriage, and
will not attend the ceremony.
The Duke of Abru7i has claim to
distinction as a scientist, aside from
being of royal blood. , Notwithstand
ing this, Senator Elkins in a recent in
terview declared that he was in nowise
eager to have the Duke as a son-in-law.
He denied a Paris report that the wed
ding would take place about Dec. 10.
Queen Marghcrita has resorted, in her
arguments against the marriage, to ref
erence to the suit brought by Louise
Lonsdale, a Xew York actress, against
Blaine Elkins, son of the Senator, for
alleged breach of promise. Senator Ei
kins says this suit is without justifica
tion. Fire Threatens Girls' Home.
I5y United lres.
CHICAGO, Oct. fi. Through the care
lessness of a young cigarette smoker
file threatened to destroy the lesidencc
district of Geneva, a suburb of Chi
cago, including the new courthouse and
the State Home for Girls.
The oOO inmates of the Girls' Home
were rjanic stricken. They were taken
to neighboring houses, and none was in
jured. Macon County Boys' Club.
Macon county students will meet in
room 44 of Academic Hall Thursday at
10 a. m. to organize a county club. The
Macon county boys each year organize
a football team and play the Macon
High School. They intend to play the
Bices Military Academy this year as
The University Missourian offers
an opportunity to express his choice
Help your candidate by voting.
Vote early. If you did not cast a
The bov to receive ballots is in the
9 Academic Hall.
If you were overlooked in the di-
Room 37 on the second floor, or Room
Every vote will lw secret. Only
Miss Katherine Elkins.
By courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
AT THE STATE
Gov. Cummins and Hadley
Are Expected to Speak
By a Staff Correspondent.
SEDALU, Mo., Oct. C The big State
Fair is well under way and the crowd
is bigger than ever before. The weather
is ideal and prospects are good for a
clear sky the rest of the week. Today
is 'Automobile Day" and fast machines
are on the track. It is also "Good Roads
Day" and everyone is taking lively in
terest in the good roads exhibit.
It is expected that Gov. Cummins of
Iowa and Attorney General Hadley of
Missouri will speak at the Fair tomor
row, '"Republican Day."
Miss Stanley a Judge.
The pantry exhibit is one of the best
that has ever been shown at the State
Fair. Miss Louise Stanley, of the Home
Economics Department, of the Univer
sity of Missouri, acted as judge. Mrs.
Betty Gentry is in charge of the depart
ment. The variety of pantry 'dainties' is
large and one cannot look long at all
the good things without a desire to
VOTING IS LIVELY
IN STRAW BALLOT
University Wags Urge Students to
At noon today more than 500 votes
had been cast in the University Mis
sourian's straw ballot on the presiden
tial election. The voting will continue
through today and tomorrow and the
result will be published soon thereafter.
"Vote for Debs and get butter instead
of oleo,"' is the sign chalked up by a
wag in the University dining club. The
walks on the University campus this
morning showed the work of the elec
Here are some of the signs, lettered
in chalk, that greeted students entering
"Vote for Debs and the full dinner
'Down with Republicanism."
'"Down with Brvanism."
every male student of the University
among the presidential candidates.
ballot today, do it early tomorrow,
main corridor on the first floor of
tribution of ballots, ask for one at
1) in the basement, of Academic
the result will be published in the
Miss Gardner. New Head of
Department, Says It
Lacks Equipment. j
BUT PUPILS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC
Instructor Thinks They Will
Make Good Basket-Bail
and Tennis Players.
The facilities for gymnasium work at
the University of Missouri arc not all
they should be, in the opinion of Miss
Frances Gardner, new head of the
woman's department of physical train
ing. Miss Gardner for the last four years
had charge of the girls' gymnasium at
Iowa College, Grinnell, la., and came
here as the successor of Miss Florence
Alden. She says that although Iowa
College is smaller than the University of
Missouri, it is better equipped for the
physical training of girls.
What Gymnasium Needs.
'I now have 214 girls in my first
year class, and thirty in my advanced
class, making a total of 244. There is
locker room for but 198, and the other
equipments are accordingly small.
"I am hopeful for good work this
year, however. The programme is ex
cellent. First are the lectures on per
sonal hygiene, given three times a week.
After these we will take up the outdoor
sports, such as hockey, tennis and golf.
"Later we will organize an indoor
baseball team, and have basket ball and
"I am encouraged by the enthusiasm
the girls show in the work. I had not
expected so much, because the work is
compulsory. If the girls continue to
show as much interest in the work, 1
believe I will have the best class in my
Threatens to Take Away All Social
Privileges as Punishment.
By United Press.
SYRACUSE, X. V., Oct. C Announ
cing that a rule made several years ago
that fraternities must not have a vici
ous animal about their chapter houses.
Chancellor James R. Day, of Syracuse
University, has decreed that a frater
nity now violating the rule must do
away with its bull dog immediately.
At the chapel exercises Chancellor
Day said: "I am informed that the
conduct of the juniors and seniors on
the occasion of the sophomores' recep
tion to the freshmen was disgraceful.
Of such a character was it that I dare
not mention in polite society some of
the acts that were committed. It is
hard to decide what to do with the
miscreants. We can expel you if wa
so desire, but would rather take other
means to awaken the gentlemen in you.
"The administration has decided in
talking over the matter to take away
from the student body all social privi
leges if they will not show by some
action that they do not intend to con
tinue such conduct. We will have no
junior prom this year, no senior week,
unless the juniors and seniors signify
their intention of doing away with their
disgraceful conduct and of conducting
themselves with dignity and decorum.
LOST, FOUND, LOST AGAIN
Mr. Johnson in Graphic "Ad" Tells What
WLXSTED, Conn., Oct. 0. L. L. John
son, retired merchant, advertised last
night the loss of a sum of money offer
ing to divide equally with the finder.
To-day Mr. Johnson received word from
a man named Peck, who stated that he
had found some money, and he called
The outcome is best tedd in an adver
tisement Johnson ran in the evening
paper as follows:
"Money found. A man found money;
notified me to prove property. Arriving,
found he had decided to claim he had
lost it himself; said he had some money
once, but supposed he had spent it, but
instead lost it; proving it, showed his
pockets; holes in every pocket, couldn't
help losing; unblamable. Sudden riches
addled his brain; never had so much
before. He is happy, I am satisfied. L.
Vernon Frieze, who was a student of
the law department of the University
of Missouri last year, is this year en
rolled in the University ot Illinois.
200 GIRLS IN CAP
AND GOWN CHEER
Candidate, Addressing Crowd
ot 2000, Makes Pretty
Speech and Compliments
Audrain County Mules.
VOICE IS TROUBLING HIM;
THROAT SPECIALIST ALONG
Handshaking at Centralia,
Speech at Moberly In St.
Louis This Afternoon.
By a Staff Correspondent.
MEXICO, Mo., Oct. C Missouri
mules and Missouri girls were the
theme of William II. Taft's speech from
the rear-end of his special train here
at 9:30 a. m. today. Judge Taft spoke to a
crowd of 2,000, including 200 young
women from Hardin College clad in aca
demic cap and gown.
The proverbial Taft smile wa never
more in evidence than when the Repub
lican presidential candidate looked out
over the crowd at the station and saw
the young women clapping their hands
Judge Taft thanked the girls for their
presence and congratulated the town of
Mexico on having a college for the train
ing of young women. He referred to
the striking picture made by the bevy
of girls, wearing each the cap and gown
of the college.
Bouquet for Girls.
"Young women such as these," he
said, beaming, "form the greatest influ
ence for good in any town."
Speaking of the Missouri mule, Judge
Taft spoke of Audrain county, of which
Mexico is the county seat, as of par
ticular value to the United States gov
ernment on account of the number of
mule3 it furnished for the Philippine
service. In this county alone, he said,
the Government had purcliaied $2,000.
000 worth of mules for use in the Phil
ippines. Judge Taft evidently was troubled by
his voice and frequently paused to
cough. On that account, he said, he
could not enter into a discussion of po
Referring to his candidacy, he said:
''I beg of you, in view of the pros
perity we have enjoyed under Republi
can administrations, not to make a
change at this time. What is there in
the administration of President Roose
velt that warrants a change i"
Judge Taft made one reference to
"Bryan and Ids airship." He spoke for
five minutes before the train pulled out
for St. Louis, which he will enter about
the same time as the Veiled Prophet.
To a reporter for the University Mis
sourian Judge Taft said:
"I am so encouraged, by the size and
the enthusiasm of the crowds in Au
drain county that I am convinced the
'Mysterious Stranger' will return to the
Republican house, where he Iielongs. and
Before reaching Mexico, the Taft .spe
cial stopped at Moberly and Centralia.
At Moberly Judge Taft addiessed an
audience of 3.000 in the opera house.
He arrived at Centralia, at 9 o'clock
and shook hands with about 7.)0 per
sons at the station.
Judge Taft wore a loose-fitting black
suit and black felt hat. The Taft spe
cial is made up of si coaches. On the
front of the engine is a large portrait
of the candidate in a gold frame.
Accompanying the candidate on his
Missouri tour are United States Senator
Warner, Walter S. Dickey, chairman of
the Republican State Committer;
Charles Nagel, of St. Loni-. Republican
National Committeeman from Mis
souri; Dr. J. J. Richardson, a throat
specialist of Washington, D. C; Fred
W. Carpenter, Judge Taft's private sec
retary, O. J. Carter, publicity manager,
and fifteen newspaper men representing
press associations and Xew York, Chi
cago and St. Louis papers.
Taft Reaches St. Louis.
Bj- Cnltwl rrei.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6. Wm. If. Taft
arrived this afternoon after making half
a dozen stops across Missouri. He was
greeted at Union Station by thousands
of person-", and a public reception at the
Planters Hotel followed, in which he
praised Roosevelt's administration.
Judge Taft addrcsed a large crowd
at the Coliseum, discussing the tariff,
labor and trust questions. He will make
two more addresses this afternoon and
will view the Veiled Prophet's parade
I tonight and attend the ball.