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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1908.
Democratic Leader Says He is
the "Advance Agent of
Prosperity," and Promises
Relief from Present Panic.
CHEERED BY 20,000, HE TELLS
NEED FOR TARIFF REDUCTION
Policeman Helps Candidate
1 Reach Platform Through
W. J. BRYAN COMPLIMENTS
?icr William Jennings Bryan's
ivfii a Mobeily Saturday, a re-
port it for the University MNsou-
nan wa-. introduced to liim by 9
former "ov. David R. Francis, 9
who wai in the patty accoinpauy-
in? Mr. Bryan in his trip acro-s
the ."state In answer to the trues- 9
t ion as to what hu thought of the 9
9 Depjitini-nt of Journalism at the 9
University of Missouri, Mr. Bryan 9
9 -aid: 9
9 1 ihink that men can be taught 9
9 to be journalists, just as men can 9
9 be taught to be lawyers, doctors, 9
9 or engineers. But I do think that 9
9 journalists in writing editorials, 9
9 should be taught to write only 9
9 their honest convictions, and only 9
9 what they are firmly convinced is 9
9 true. I think the University Mis- 9
9 iourian is a newsy and well-edited 9
By a Staff Correspondent.
MOBEKLY, Mo., Oct. 12. Declaring
himself to be "the advance agent ot
prosperity" and asserting that his elec
tion this year, "can be demanded as
the only cure for the hard times under
which the people are suffering," William
Jennings Bryan, democratic candidate
for President, addressed 20.000 persons
The crowd which greeted Mr. Bryan
Saturday was the largest the "great
Commoner" -aw in his whirlwind tour
across the State. Excursions weie run
into Moberly from Brunswick, Kirks--ville,
Mexico and many other adjacent
When the Bryan special bearing a
targe gold framed photograph of Mr.
Bryan on the engine, pulled into Mo
berly, a deafening cheer arose from the
throats of 10,000 persons who had gath
ered at the station to meet the candi
date. It was only after some minutes
that Mr. Bryan and his party were
able to push their way through the
crowd and took their places in the car
liages awaiting them. Along the six
block.-, to the City Park the streets
were jammed with people, and Mr.
Bryan was busy bowing and shaking
Patrolman Bryan's Aid.
At the park the crowd made it ncc
ossary for a burly patrolman to help
Xr Bryan make his way to the plat
form. He was introduced by M. J-
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Chairman Defoe of Board of
Health Promises an
Prof. Luther M. Defoe, president of
the Board of Health of Columbia, has
this to say regarding the Wabash sta
tion in Columbia:
"The unsanitary condition at the Wa
bash station was first brought to thc
attention of the Board of Health by
W. B. Nowell in his speech before the
'"ity Council. Conditions at the station
will be investigated as soon as pos--ble,
and the board will then take
"I don't know just what power the
board has, but there surely is some way
to compel the Wabash to" keep its sta
tion clean. The Wabash seems unwill
ing to spend money on its property
in Columbia. There are few towns of
"(0 inhabitants in this part of the state
that do not hae better stations than
Rioters Attack Consulate and
Overrun Town in
WARSHIPS ARE SENT TO SCENE
England and France Working
On Plan to Check Balkan
By United Press.
BUDAPEST, Oct. 12. A mob today
attacked the Austrian Consulate at An
tivari, Montenegro, and burned the Aus
trian coat of arms.
The mob overran the city, and sacked
building-. The occupants of some of
these buiIding- narrowlv escaped death
Two Austrian warships have been sent
TAKES HAND IN DISPUTE
By United Tress.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 12. United
States Amba-ador I.eislimann today
visited the Foreign OHice, and it is un
derstood that lie told the Turkish of
ficias that America disapproves of the
annexation of Bosnia and Hercegornfci
bv the Austrians.
ENGLAND SEEKS PEACE BY
A DEAL WITH AUSTRIA
By United Tress.
LONDON. Oct. 12. England is work
ing hard to force the adoption of a plan
for maintaining peace in the Balkans.
The plan includes the purchasing of
Bosnia and Herzegovnia from Turkey by
France will assist in carrying out this
plan for maintaining peace. It is believed
that war between Servia and Russia will
be avoided, unless Servian hotheads pre
JUNIOR GIRLS IN
On Galloping Broomsticks,
Five Plumed Knights
"A Modern Borneo and Juliette"' was
the hit Friday evening at the party
the Juniors gave for the Freshman
girls at Bead Hall.
Miss Amolia chniidt took the part
of Dr. Romeo Kellog and Mi-s Zenith
I. Jones was Miss Juliette Alden.
Other numbers at the vaudeville show
were a "black-face turn," by Miss Ruby
Faulks, Mies Weincoup and Tidd in
their famous "stumbling, giggling and
jiguing;" Madame Marchesi in grand op-
eia; Miss Alice Barnhart in a cleer
Buster Brown impersonation; and an
The last was an illustrated song by
MNs May Corvin called "The Five
Knights.' The five knights, in sweep
ing plumes, went galloping in on broom
stick horses and tried to abduct a
voting child from its mother.
After the program the rugs were roll
ed up and dancing was in order. Punch
and -andwiches were served. About 150
Fieshmen were present. The chaper
miis were Mi-s Mary Breed. Mr. A.
Ross Hill, Miss Wales, Miss Johnson
and Miss Gardner.
The oflieer of the Junior girls are
Mary P.ixton. president; Edna Ander-
json, vice-president; Gladys Grouse, toc- (
rotary; Eva Rowland, treasurer. The
, officer of the Freshman girls are Mar- I
jgaiet ENton. president; Faith Boufoey, )
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and Dorothy Thompson, treasurer.
GRIDIRON HERO TAKES
SUNLIT STROLL, THAT
HIS LIMP MAY BE SEEN
Ideal Weather for that Sort of Thing
to Continue, The Forecaster
This is the sort of day when the
ivy flames to deeper red on the walls
around the University Quadrangle, when
caps arc mere dots of brilliant color
on the heads of the Freshmen, and the
gridiron hero takes a stroll along Ilitt
street in order that the sorority girls
may admire his limp.
That more such weather is in store
is the belief of Forecaster Reeder. This
is his alluring forecast:
"Continued warm today and Tuesday."
MEXICO INDORSES PROPOSITION OF
TROLLEY PROMOTERS, SUBSCRIBES
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WILLIAM A. ROTHWELL
IS DEAD IN MOBERLY
Democratic National Committeeman, Alumnus
of University Here, Succumbs to BrigHt's
Disease Distinguished Men at Funeral.
William A. l'othwell, Democratic
National Committeeman for Missouri
and an alumnus of the University of
Missouri, died at r:'J0 o'clock yesterday
morning at his home in Moberly, Mo.
Mr. Itothwell. long had been in poor
health, but had been dangerously ill
onlv about a month. His death was i
due to Bright', disease.
ine iuncrai services were Held at i tory. He was a member of the local
3 o'clock this afternoon at the Baptist fraternity which later became the Beta
chinch in Moberly. Memorial addresses Theta Pi.
were delivered by James A. Reed, former ) Mr Rothwell was bom near Stephens
major of Kan-as City: M. J. Lilly, of , storc in Callaway county forty-five
Mobeily. a life-long friend of Mr. Both- ! voars ago IIe Iiad Hved most 0f llis
well, and the Uev. Sam Frank Taylor. , ijf,. ; Moberly. where he practiced law
of St. Loui. former president of Ste- j lmtu i,;3 jast' ncs. nc served sue
phens College of Columbia. Mr. Roth- j Ce.sivcly as city attorney of Moberly,
well, while a student of the University, j pro-tenting attorney "of Randolph
became a member of the Columbia Bap- ,.0unty, representative of the county in
list church under the pastorate of the. j the State Legislature, chairman of" the
Rev. Mr. Taylor. Democratic State Committee and na-
Norman Mack to Attend. ' tional committeeman.
Norman Mack, of Chicago, chairman j Iu 1902 a so-called "'off year" in pol
.f the Democratic National Committee, i Mr. Rothwell. as head of the State
and five of the committeemen from j organization, was signally successful in
neaiby states, were expected to attend i jMting out the Democratic vote. He
the funeral, while personal and political " as fleeted national committeeman in
iiiciids of .Mr. Rothwell attended from ' ,!1 "' was le-elected for a second
all parts of the
State. Notice of his I
death was wired immediately to Gov.
p0u, but it was not known here this
10rning whether he could be present. ,
Thc funol.a m(ir tllc lcM of
th(J M Uc Shrill of ,. , Mr.
I Rothwell was a member. He belonged J Moberly. Three cou-ins live in Colum-.nl-o
to the Kansas City temple of the(bia City Attorney W. II. Rothwell,
I Knights Templars, the Knights of Py
' thins and the Maccabees, and all had
part in the funeral.
Family Aided University.
The history of the Rothwell family
is closely intertwined with the history
of the University of Missouri. Mr.
Kothwell's uncle, Frank Rothwell, was
chairman of the Board of Curators of
the University at the time of his death
in 1S92. After the burning of the
main University building, the columns
of which still stand on thc campus, in
1892, Fran.v Rothwell led the fight which
resulted in keeping the University here.
The contest was bitter, other towns
striving before the State Legislature
to wTest the University from Columbia.
Largely through the efforts of Frank
Rothwell the University was allowed
to remain here. In commemoration of
FOR $10,000 WORTH OF ITS STOCK
FOR TROLLEY ROAD
his services as head of the board, the
recently erected gymnasium on Rollins
field was named for him.
Alumnus of U. of M.
William A. Itothwell, known to all
his friends as "Will" Rothwell, was
graduated from the Law Department of
j the University in 'So. As a student he
won the Stephens Medal Contest in ora-
t,'r,n at U'0 Democratic National Con-
mention in Denver last June,
Mr. Rothwell is survived bv his wife,
,,;s moth Mrs SalIie Crec RothwcU
and a sister. Mrs. II. E. Watts, all 'of
Sheriff Fountain Rothwell and Allen
SiK of his cousins were pallbearers
W. IL and Fountain Rothwell, of Co
lumbia; Rolla Rothwell, mayor of Mo
berly; Frank Rothwell, deputy county
clerk of Randolph count; Dr. Clarence
Rothwell, of Mexico, and Dr. Robert
Gibbs, of Mexico. Rolla and Frank
Rothwell are sons of the late Curator
In the list of honorary pallbearers
were John E. Lynch, Democratic nom
inee for state representative from Ran
dolph county; A. B. Little, William F.
Kelly, George Sparks, John F. Curry,
James Lowell and Robert Kceley, edi
tors of the Moberly Democrat, and A.
C. Dingle, former mayor of Moberly.
All of these were schoolmates of Mr.
RANDOLPH CQJ AUDRAIN
V .""V i'c
Audrain County Capital Will
Pay One-Fourth of Full
Value for Common Stock
in New Electric Line.
COLUMBIA COMMERCIAL CLUB
DOESN'T APPROVE "WATERING"
Suggestion of Cash Bonus Is
More Acceptable to
By a Staff Correspondent.
MEXICO, Mo., Oct. 12. At a meeting
here Friday night $10,000 of stock was
subscribed by the business men of Mex
ico for the proposed extension of the
Mexico, Santa Fe and Ferry Traction
Co. line, which proposed to run through
Columbia if inducement is offered.
George Robertson, an attorney of
Mexico, presided; Ruface Jackson was
secretary. Judge Mathias Crumb
president of the company, who was the
first sptaker, said he considered that
tne affairs of the company are now on
a substantial basis.
Judge Crumb piedicted that every
share sold would yield at least 12 per
cent per annum. He said thc company
proposed to build the line from Mexico
to Perry and from Mexico to Fulton
and Columbia, connecting the three
cities with the territory to the north.
Has Right of Way.
"We have," he continued, 'procured
a good portion of the right of way south
of Mexico and have also interested per
sons along that route in a financial
way. We have assurances of franchises
for Columbia, Boone and Callaway
counties. The many benefits Mexico
would derive from the road make it
policy for this town to support the en
W. W. Botts, treasurer of the com
pany, said the company proposed first
to build the line between Mexico and
Perry. The company has already spent
$10,000 for grading and other expenses
between Mexico and Perry. One-third
of the distance has been graded. It
will require an additional expenditure
of i?t;0,000 to complete the grading.
Boston Backing Promised.
Thc bonds to build the road,
Botts said, had already been sold to
The International Trust Co., of Boston,
to be delivered when the grading is
completed. The Boston linn requires
that thc grading between Mexico and
Perry be finished to serve as a margin
against loss. They are then ready to
buy bonds to the amount of $3;0,000.
Thc $40,000 already expended on thc
line represents 1,000 shares that were
sold at $2.1 per share. Botts said thc
company wanted to sell 2,400 more
shares at the same figure. When shares
arc sold to the amount of $400,000, face
value, one-fourth that amount in cash
will be collected. The sale of the stock
is made ubject to till- sale of the bonds,
so that all of the money will be raised
in sufficient amount to build the road
and equip it or no one will be asked
It was agreed that persons subscribing
money should receive four times that
amount in stock at the completion of
the road. Tlii- measure was adopted
in order to obtain money to complete
the grading. Several hundred dollars
were subscribed tinder the-e conditions.
Rival Promoters Present.
O. W. Sprat e, President of thc General (
Electric Inspection Co.. of St. Louis. ,
and V. W. Di-affrey. .superintendent of
the A. J. Dcare Co.. Buffalo, N. Y.,
promoters for a proposed rival line,
attended the meeting. They were not
asked to make any propositions.
Mr. Crumb told a reporter for the
University Missourian that these men
had attempted to get his company to
sign a contract, before the meeting lc
gan, binding it to build its lines north
of thc Wabash railroad, only leaving
thc territory south to be covered by the
rival lines. Sprate and Disaffrey say
they have the backing of several trust
companies in St. Louis. They departed
for St. Louis early Saturday morn
ing. " Civil Engineer Talks.
O. H. Rockwell, civil engineer, who
has been the chief agent in interesting
eastern capital, explained the cost
and probable profits of the road. He
estimated that the road would yield
a profit of $15,000 per annum. This
estimate was for the proposed lines
from Columbia northward. The chief
source of profit, he said, will be the
freight traffic. Hourly passenger
service will be given at cheaper rates
ROLLA, 16 TO 0,
Much Ragged Playing Spoils
Saturday Game With the
Miners Alexander's Line
Bucking a Feature.
FORWARD PASSES FAIL, AND
PUNTING SHOWS WEAKNESS
Plucky Deatherage Plays in
Spite of Injury Driver
When Greek met Greek on Rollins
Field there was a battle royal. Thc
University of Missouri team, playing
a team from a department of thc Uni
versity, won only by a hard battle. The
score was. Missouri, 10; Rolla, 0.
Thc bleachero were almost full, prob
ibly 3,000 witnessing the game. The
team from thc School of Mines and
Metallurgy was hardy and plucky, but
after a goal was kicked from its twen-
ty-five-yard line it was apparently
somewhat disheartened, and played with
Many made the score a basis for op
timistic comparison with the St. Louis
University team, which defeated Rolla
last Saturday, in fifteen minute halves,
17 to 0.
Compared wtih St. Louis U.
Such comparisons arc often more de
ceptive than informing, and those who
pointed out that two of Missouri's star
men Anderson and Bluek were out,
may have overlooked the fact that Rol
la's line-up was weaker by far than
when it faced the St. Louis men.
Coach Livingston of the Rolla team,
a former Missouri man, told a reporter
for the University Missourian after the
game, that, in his opinion thc Tigers
are. weaker than St. Louis University.
"But," he added, "Missouri has the
best team, in mj- opinion, since 1895.
It plays snappy football, and will give
a good account of itself. Now that the
game with Rolla is past, I'm for Mis
souri, believe me.'
Play is Ragged.
Much of the play was extremely rag-
On eight attempts at thc forward
pass, Missouri failed. Only two were
successful. Where the Tigers shone was
in line bucking, and Alexander's feat
of a five-yard average on siv successive
bucks crowned him with glory.
Plucky little Deatherage, who stayed
uncomplainingly in the game after he
had been hurt, was taken out at the
end of thc first half. He was half
stunned by the injury, and engineered
the game faultily, but those who
learned of thc handicap under which he
worked forgot that in admiration for
Rolla punted handily oh, that Mis
souri were stronger there! Repeated
efforts by the Tigers to kick goal from
the field failed after the first spectac
ular success, when the ball was put
over from the twenty-five yard line.
The Game in Detail.
Barrett for Rolla kicked off to
Graves at 3:10 p. m. Graves returned
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SOLD FOR $20,500
J. W. Stone, New Owner, Will
Open Playhouse This
Month if Possihle.
The Columbia Theater was sold at
auction on the steps of the Courthouse
this afternoon to J. W. Stone for $20,
."00. Mr. Stone told a reporter for the Uni
versity Missourian that he would open
thc theater by thc last of the month
if he could get it in order by that
Formerly Mr. Stone owned the theater
jointly with W. W. Garth, Jr., but they
disagreed as to thc management.
Thc bidding was started by Judge J.
A. Stewart at $10,000. He was the only
one to bid against Mr. Stone and did
not go beyond $20,100.
College Girls to the Woods.
The girls of Stephens College are
having an outing in the country this
afternoon. The party went on hayrack
to the woods to gather nuts and enjoy
the fine autumn weather.
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