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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1908.
HAS COST $22510
National Committee Issues An
Appeal For $100,000
FEW BIG CONTRIBUTIONS MADE
David R. Francis, of St. Louis,
Among Those Who
By I niti-il rre.
LW YORK, Oct. 15. Chairmpn Nor
man Mack of tlie Democratic National
i omniittee, and Herman Kidder, treas
urer of tlie committee, today issued a
statement that the contributions to
lie Democratic campaign fund to Oct.
.1 totaled 21S,5(7.
This includes .42,500 of the fund siib
vribed by Denver to hriii" the national
mw-ntion to that city, and $90,712
from contributors of more than $100
each. The balance is made up of small
contribution, mostly from Democratic
Appeals for $100,000 More.
The committee, according to the re
port, has spent ?22.,000. leaving a bal
ance 011 hand of approximately $22,000.
n appeal is made in the statement for
Only a few contributions of $1,000 or
more were received. Among the heavi
est contributors from Missouri are Mo
ses Wetmorc, St. Louis, $1,100; David
11. Francis and Edward Goltra, St.
Louis, $1,000 each; Murray Carleton,
M. Louis, $.")00; Lon V. Stephens, St.
Louis. $200; John II. Koney, $100.
No Corporation Represented.
Not one corporation representative's
name appears on roll of contributors.
Alain have expressed surprise that the
names of several prominent Democrats
Jo not appear. Viec-Chairnian Iluds-
. pcth explained the absence of these
names by the fact that the list includes
only contributions up to Oct. f). Many
donations have been made since then.
Tammany, John W. Kern, Alton B.
Parker, David B. Hill, and Col. J. W.
Guffey are not on the list. Their con
tributions are expected later.
HASKELL RECEIVES WARM
WELCOME IN HIS OLD HOME
By t'nltcil Tress.
OTTAWA, O.. Oct. 15. Despite the
-eandals that caused his retirement as
treasurer of the Democratic National
Committee. Gov. Haskell of Oklahoma
received a warm welcome when he spoke
here today. In coming here, Gov. Has
kell kept his promise to return to his
old home and defend himself against
the charges made by William It. Hearst.
A large crowd heard the speech and
Did Bryan Spurn Gift?
I!y United Press.
I rm.I'MlU'K V..li n.t 1:V William
1. Bryan, in making a speech here yester
day, while on his Nebraska-Iowa tour,
discussed the bank guarantee question.
It has been reported here that Bryan
has also ordered the return of the $1,
000 contribution from the legal repre
sentative of Thomas Ryan, New York
traction magnate. Bryan declined to
Hill Quits Race for Senate.
Daid W. Hill, of Poplar Bluff, former
Speaker of the Missouri house of rep
resentatives, has withdrawn from the
race for Republican nomination for
United States senator. Mr. Hill's rea
son is that he is too busy with his
law practice to devote time to his cam
paign. He spoke in Columbia a few
days ago. Since the withdrawal of
Speaker Hill candidates for the Repub
lican nomination are: Col. R. C. Kerens,
M. Louis; Lieut.-Gov. John C. McKin
ley, of Unionville; Assistant Attorney -(oneral
John Ktnnish, of Holt county,
and Joseph Black, of Richmond.
Dr. Ramsay on Punctuation.
Dr. Robert L. Ramsay, instructor in
English in the University of Missouri,
who has charge of the course. in "Jour
nalism English," has prepared a mono
uraph on "Principles of Modern Punc
tuation," which has just been published
by the Department of Journalism for
Tift in West Virginia.
J'r Unltei Tress.
HUN' NGTON, W. Va, Oct. 15
Williar II. Taft, on a campaign tour
of Wc k Virginia, spoke here today on
'he protective tariff, ne will tour Ken
tu.ky, Tennessee and Virginia until
BONUS FOR TROLLEY
LINE IS FAVORED
Commercial Club Members to
Meet Officers of Proposed
RIVAL PROMOTER IS HERE;
Manager of Another Concern
WiH Confer With the
At a special meeting of tlie Columbia
Commercial Club, held last night for
further consideration of the proposed
extension of the Mexico Santa Fe &
Perry Traction Company electric line to
Columbia, five members of the club were
appointed as a committee to confer with
the ollieers of the toad.
.1. A. Hudson, president of the club,
read a letter from Mathias Crum, presi
dent of the road, requesting him to ar
range for a, meeting of the members of
the club with the ollieers of the road
to discuss the plans outlined last Friday
Bonus is Favored.
Mr. Hudson said that he had written
Mr. Crum that the stock proposition
presented to the club Friday night
would not be considered, but that the
sentiment of the club favored the do
nation of a substantial bonus to the
company when a road was built through
The members of the committee are:
Major E. C. Clinkscales, J. G. Babb,
W. B. Nowell, G. B. Dorsey and Mr.
V. W. Disaffrey, promoter for a rival
line attended. He said O. W. Spratc.
manager of this enterprise, would be
in Columbia today to confer with the
'Co-Eds" at Shurtleff College
Bind Male Student
ALTON, 111., Oct. 15. Seven Fresh
man girls in Shurtleff College have es
tablished a precedent Jy hazing, unaided,
a large Sophomore man.
Raymond Carr, a Sophomore, was be
guiled around a corner of the college
building, where he was overpowered and
bound by seven Freshman girls who
were in waiting for him. Although he
fought with all his strength and until
his clothes were in rags, he was bound
securely to a convenient tree where he
was forced to endure the taunts and
jeers of his captors.
After enduring innumerable indigni
ties at the hands of his fair captors he
was finally rescued by members of the
TOKIO IS PREPARING
RECEPTION FOR FLEET
Japan to Give American Battleships
By United rreJ.
TOKIO. Oct. 15. The Yankton, the
advance vessel of the American fleet,
was .sighted today a few miles from the
shore. Unusual preparations are being
made for a great reception. Hundreds
of excursion steamers will meet the
licet and escort it into port.
All of the Japanese newspapers are
printing English editions, welcoming
the Americans in the warmest terms.
Indications are that the reception, to be
given the fleet here, will be the great
est tendered the fleet, bv anv countrv.
BLANKETS FOR TIGERS
Engineers Will Donate 25 Cents Each
At the assembly hour this morning
the Engineers of the University of Mis
souri met and decided to contribute
twenty-five cents each to buy each of
the football Ttigers a wooleu blanket.
The blankets will be presented to the
Tigers just before the Ames game.
Engineers Arrange "Stunt."
The Engineers' held a secret mass
meeting this morning and decided on a
"stunt" for Hallowe'en. They refused
to sav what the "stunt" is.
CHILD OF MYSTERY SUES
"BLACRFOOT KINGS" HEIRS
Noted Action for One-Sixth of
Property of John Butle,J
Church Builder and Wagon
Master, Nears Trial.
SAYS SHE IS DAUGHTER OF
FIRST OF HIS FOUR WIVES
Strange Story Will Become
Part of Circuit Court
The famous suit of Mrs. Samuel Van
tine against the heirs of John Butler
for one-sixth interest in the property
of the one-time "King of Blackfoot,"
whom Mrs. Vantine will endeavor to
prove is her father, will come up for
trial Monday in the circuit court here.
The estate is valued at $75,000.
A homeless )hild of mystery, her
name and clientage unknown until
about a year ago now part heir to a
vast estate if the facts related are
proven true. This, in brief, is the life
story of Mrs. Vantine.
Almost a half a century ago, during
the troublous period just preceding the
Civil War, Jane Gordon, who lived in
the northern part of Boone county and
who was a devout Catholic, a cousin to
Michael McGrath, former Secretary of
State in Missouri, met a young soldier
and wagonmaster named John Butler.
Her parents objected to the match, but
in spite of their protests she married
First Marriage Unhappy.
The marriage proved to be unhappy.
One day several years after the mar
riage, in a moment of suspicion, he
drove his wife from home and never
saw her again.
Too proud to return to her parents,
et helpless. Mrs. Butler appealed to
women in Sturgeon. After leaving Stur
geon, Mrs. Butler found shelter with a
Mrs. Hawkins and other women who
had previously known her. The child,
named Lydia or '"Lizzie," was placed for
a time in the care of an old couple
who later moved to Monroe county, lo
cating on the Jesse Smith farm south
of Paris, but moving thence to Ohio.
The next heard of the wife and child,
according to the contention in the will
suit, they were in the camp of a regi
ment of Federal soldiers on the Ike
Johnson farm, south of Mexico on the
road to Paris, under the protection of
sceral Catholic soldiers to whom the
mother, who gave her name as Jane
Gordon, had appealed for protection.
Adopted by Mail Carrier.
In 1803 Dan Wyman. an old man
who drove a hack between Mexico and
Paris, became interested in the little
darkhaired girl lie saw playing among
the soldiers each day as he passed, and
offered the little one a place in his home.
Wynian's wife, however, did not take
kindly to the child, and several of the
women of Paris took the child from the
Wymans and cared for it until they
agreed by common consent to give it to
E. T. Wetmore and his wife.
The child was adopted by the Wet
mores, who, being Scotch, could not
pionounce the woid Lizzie. They gave
the little one the name of Libby Cale
donia Wetmore. not knowing who she
Seeral months after the Welmores
adopted the child, a detail of Gen. Gui
tar's men, under Corporal Foy, went to
Paris, and with them was the child's
former mother. She had heard reports
that the girl was at the Wyman home
and, confusing this name with that of
Wetmore, went to the Wetmorc home
with two soldiers and demanded the
One of the soldiers became abusive
and threatened to burn the house if
the child was not surrendered. Where
upon Col. Woodruff ordered the men
imprisoned, and the woman was sent to
Mexico. She returned after the war
but, upon learning that the child was
in a good home, consented to let it
remain. Nothing more was heard from
her although it is rumored that she
died in St. Charles county, leaving no
information as to who the child really
Years passed and Libby Wetmore be
came one of the popular girls of Paris,
never suspecting that she was not an
own child of the Wetmore until inform
ed by some of her associates. Her fos
ter parents, in order to comfort her,
did all in their power to discredit the
Thus no effort was made to find out
who the girl was and nothing wa9
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PLAINTIFF IN NOTED SUIT AND
FOSTER MOTHER, BENEFACTRESS
Mks. Samuel Vantine.
THREE STAR TIGERS
OUT OE IOWA GAME
Monilaw Learns That Miller,
Anderson and Carothers
It was made public this afternoon
that Carothers, "Easy" Anderson and
Capt. Miller will not be eligible for Sat
urday's game with Iowa.
According to the contract made with
Iowa last year the Chicago conference
rules are to govern the game. The
rules say that no man .who has the de
gree of A. B. is eligible.
It had been hoped that Iowa would
concede the point to the Tigers. It
was not until this afternoon that Coach
Monilaw' received a telegram from Iowa
saying that Missouri would be held
strictly to contract.
IOWA FRESHMAN SUFFERS
BROKEN LEG IN PRACTICE
IOWA CITY, la., Oct. 15. In last
night's scrimmage on Iowa Field R.
Brown, Freshman left tackle, suffered a
broken leg. He was caught under a
line smash in such a manner as to frac
ture the bone.
CHAMPION CUBS GET
$1,300 EXTRA PAY EACH
They Will Play Exhibition Game with
By United Tress.
CHICAGO, Oct. 15. The Chicago
Cubs, the champion baseball team of
the world, disbanded today. They de
feated the Detroit Tigers in the last
game of the world-championship series
at Detroit yesterday. The score was
2 to 0.
Each of thirteen players received Sl,
300 extra pay for the excellent showing
which they have made. The Tigers
and Cubs will play an exhibition game
here Sunday. The gate receipts will go
to the players, the winning team re
ceiving 75 per cent.
STOCKMEN GIVE DINNER
FOR NEWSPAPER MAN
Visitors to American Royal Show
By a Staff Correspondent.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 15. The K. C.
Stock Yards Company and the American
Boyal Stock Association gave a ban
quet here last night to the newspaper
men who are attending the cattle show.
A vaudeville entertainment was given
after the banquet.
Engineers to Meet.
The student branch of the Society
of Electrical "Engineers of America will
meet at 8 p. m. tomorrow evening in
the Engineering building. The subject
for discussion will be: "High-Potential
in Underground Transmission of Cur
rents." AH students in Electrical En
gineering are requested to be present.
Noted Surgeon is Dying.
By United Press.
xNEW YORK, Oct. 15. William J.
Bull, a noted surgeon, is dy" hysi-
cians say his case is hopel 'g to
rheumatism of the heart.
Mrs. E. T. Wetmore.
Dr. Sehurman of Cornell to
Be Speaker at Exercises
for Dr. Hill.
The inauguration of Dr. A. Boss Hill
as president of the University of Mis
souri will take place Dec. 10 and Dec.
11. There will be three academic ses
sions, two on Dec. 10 and one on Dec.
11. President J. G. Sehurman of Cor
nell University is expected to be one
of the chief speakers.
The program for the morning of the
10th consists of the addresses of greet
ing from the various educational insti
tutions throughout the country. On the
afternoon of the 10th Dr. Sehurman
probably will deliver an address.
The formal inauguration will take
place on the morning of the 11th, fol
lowed by Dr. Hill's inaugural address.
The committee in charge has not yet
completed its plans.
FORMER STUDENT WEDS
IN CONVENTION HALL
H. D. Hughes Married Before Missionary
Press dispatches today announce that
Harold DeMott Hughes, a former stu
dent in the University, was married to
Miss Lula Lego, of Champaign, 111., yes
terday, before the international Mis
sionary Convention being held in New
Hughes was a student in the graduate
department of the University, having
received his degree of B. S. in Agricul
ture at the Illinois State University.
The convention was held by the Board
of Church Extensions of the Church of
Christ. Notwithstanding the recent
panic, it is asserted that more business
was done in dolars and cents up to
Oct 1, this year, than at any other time
in the history of the board.
Paper Combine Under Fire.
By United Pre".
ST. CLOUD, Minn., Oct. 15. The con
gressional committee today resumed its
investigation of the paper' combine's
spruce supply. The committee will visit
the forests and make a personal investi
gation of the supply. The trip will
last a week and probably will extend
Dr. Breeden Talks to Girls.
Dr. H. O. Breeden. who is conducting
revival services at the Christian church,
addressed the Y. W. C. A. this after
noon at 4:30 o'clock in the Y. W. C. A.
rooms in Academic Hall. His subject
was: "Unto the Uttermost Parts of the
More Women This Year.
There are now 532 women enrolled in
the University of Missouri. At this
time last year there were but 453. In
creased numbers give the "co-eds" in
creased strength and power in the uni
Girls Issue Song Book.
The Alpha Phi Sigma, the Senior girls'
sorority, has issued a booklet containing
twenty University songs and eight yells.
The book will be distributed free at the
mass meeting tomorrow night.
DROPS INTO OCEAN
SWISS ENTRY WINS
Thrilling Rescues Mark tlie
Great International Race
From Berlin Records for
Time in Air Broken.
HELVETIA SAILS 756 MILES;
CREW OF BUSLEY IS SAVED
Spanish Racer Falls Into the
Sea, Only Its Flag
By United Tress.
BERLIN, Oct. 15. The German bal
loon Busier, one of the contestants in
the international cup race which started
from Berlin Sunday, fell into the North
Sea and the crew was rescued after a
thrilling experience, according to ad
vices received here today from Pilot
The Busley is one of the balloons for
which a flotilla of torpedo boats and
destroyers have been searching the ,
The balloons Negersell and Plauen
are still missing.
Swiss Balloon Winner.
It became known today that the
Swiss balloon Helvetia is the winner of
the race, having landed in Norway, 750
miles from the starting point. The
Helvetia broke all records for time aloft.
It was first thought that the English
balloon, Banshee, which came down in
Denmark, 300 miles from Berlin, had
won the cup.
The Busley was trying to cross the
North Sea when the wind veered and
drove the balloon toward the Arctic
ocean. The balloon was forced out of
the paths of the ships and rescue seemed
to the aeronauts impossible. They had
given up hope when they sighted the
steamer Prinz AVilhelm. Opening the
valves, the aeronauts succeeded in drop
ping near the steamer, the crew of
which rescued them as they floundered
in the water.
Another Sea Victim.
Another of the racers, the Spanish
entry Castilla, dropped into the North
Sea six miles north of Heligoland yes
terday morning. A cutter went to the
rescue and Montogo, the pilot, and his
assistant, Robero, were picked up and
put on board a fishing vessel. The Span
ish flag was the only thing saved from
the wreck of the balloon.
Torpedo boats are still searching for
the missing balloons, which have not
been heard from since they left Ber
lin. A dense fog hangs over the sea,
making it impossible for the boats to
see objects at a distance. They are
compelled to use searchlights.
McCoy's Balloon Becalmed.
Capt. J. C. McCoy, the conmmander of
the American balloon America if, reach
ed Berlin yesterday. '"We Hew 150
miles," he said, "and then we were be
calmed for four hours. The wind shift
ed and we returned in the direction of
Burliu, which we obsered last night.
We then traveled northward in a thick
fog and were unable to read the maps.
"Suddenly we discovered that we were
over water and decided to descend. This
was accomplished with some difficulty.
We landed in a tree top near Wismar,
on the shores of the Baltic. We were
within ten yards of the steep cliffs, but
we climlied out of our dangerous posi
tion with the assistance of fishermen.
Wc, were obliged to, cut down the trees
in order to save "the balloon.
"The duration of our flight was 32
hours and 7 minutes, during which we
did not sleep at any time. Although wc
were obliged to descend, we had suffi
cient ballast to stay up another day."
CANDIDATE ON SUMMER
TICKET WINS FRIENDS
ON VISIT TO COLUMBIA
Pleasant Days May Be Succeeded Here
by Showers, is Official
Pleasant Days, candidate on the In
dian Summer ticket for Columbia's fa
vor, visited town today and was en
The candidate may remain tomorrow,
though Showers possibly will fill the
The official forecast: "Continued
warm and fair, possibly showers."
The maximum temperature was 82 at
2 p. m. and the minimum 5S at 9 a. m.