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UNIVERSITY MISSOURi&N, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1908.
BOYS WILL COMPETE
ifj JUDGING CORN
(Rally of the Eighth-Grade
Students of County to
Be Held Here.
NEEDLE-WORK FOR THE GIRLS
More Than 250 Pupils to
Take Part in Unique
More than -50 boys and girls in the
eighth grailo of thu public schools of
Boone county will compete in various
contests in a rally of school children in
this city No ember 19 to 21. The
l rally is to be in connection with the
neeting of the Boone County Teachers
Association in Columbia at that time.
The events will include corn -judging
contests for the boy3 and needle-work
contests for the girls. The judges will
be cbosi-n from the Agricultural and
Home Economies Department of the Uni
versity. The corn used in the contests
must be contributed by the boys and
must hae been grown on their fathers'
First Contest of The Kind.
This vill be the first contest of the
kind ever given in the state,, and is in
tended to stimulate an interest in corn
growing on the part of the eighth-grade
boys of ltoonc county. J. K. Wright,
county superintendent, who has the
rrally in charge, said yesterday: "Our
intention is in the future to have each
boy raise his own corn, and when he
brings his corn to the contest, he must
present a certificate explaining the dif
ferent steps in its cultivation, telling
just how he raised it."
The lists of prizes have not been com
pletely compiled, but they will consist
of rarious articles contributed by the
merchants of the county and of several
cash prizes contributed by the farmers
and teachers of Boone county.
FOR CATLINS MEN
Iowa Coach Has Formations
Designed Especially for
HEFTY TIGER WHO
MAY PLAY IOWA
"ANGLE" PLAY IS THE FAVORITE
Not Likely That Cobb or
Bemis Will Be Eligible
STUDENTS OF NEW
Oklahomans Discuss Sending
the Missourian to High
A meeting of Oklahoma students of
ths University of Missouri was held in
Room 24, Academic Hall, this morning.
It 'was intended to have an election of
officers but this was postponed until
the next meeting, a week from today.
A committee was appointed to confer
with Dean Williams, of the Depart
ment of Journalism, relative to sending
the University Missourian to all the
accredited high schools of the new state,
and steps were also taken toward get
ting a special coach for the home-going
A banquet or smoker is planned for
the near future. There are about thirty
Mtudents attending the University of
Iisaouri from Oklahoma, and a rousing
meeting is planned for next Thursday.
IOWA CITY, la., Oct. 15. Black
board work for the University of Iowa
squad has been started by Coach Cat
lin in preparation for the hard Missouri
game next Saturday at Columbia. Last
night from 730 to 8:30 the men were
quizzed and instructed in the fine points
of the "angle" plays and other forma
tions designed especially fur Coach
Captain Kirk, reported injured Satur
day, is in the best of shape but Col
lins, the halfback who was really hurt,
was kept out of the signal practice
last night. Light work was given the
men as some of the players were still
sore after piling up the large score
against Coe Saturday.
Two Pass Examinations.
Gross, the sturdy lineman who cbarg-
ed fiercely in the Coe game, passed his
anatomy examination and is eligible
for the Missouri game. Johnson, a
200-pound substitute, has passed his
special examination. The faculty is
still investigating the Cobb and Bemis
cases but it is not probable that either
will be permitted to enter the Missouri
"I will not let the men work with
the 'ghost' ball this week if the signal
practice is satisfactory in the after
noons," said Coach Catlin last night.
'"The men had a large amount of hard
work last week and to avoid any symp
toms of staleness the practice this week
will be lighter providing the plays run
SUN SPOTS DON'T
Astronomers Agree They Are
Not Responsible for
MAY CAUSE ELECTRIC STORM
FROM THE STYLE STORE
Temperature and Rainfall
Here Not Affected
Walter R. Barnes.
REGULARS TO PLAY
MOCK IOWA TEAM
"Reserves" Will Use Hawkeye
Plays Against Missouri
HETTY GREEN IS
TIRED OF HOTEL
Richest Woman Goes in
Search of Happy Old
PHI DELTA PHI ELECTS
Law Fraternity Initiated New Members
from Upper Classes.
The Tlii Delta Phi, the honorary law
fraternity of the University of Missouri,
initiated its new members for the year
last night. They were selected for all
around ability, as well as high grades
in school work.
They are: D. II. Hoffman, II. G.
Hunt, Chester Hunker, A. B. Cleveland,
W. W. Fr, Jr., and G. II. Simpson,
Seniors, and C. R. Innis, J. S. Summers
and E. A. Jarnian, Juniors. Prof. T. A.
Street of tl Lav Department faculty,
TA9 initio nil . o nn Virt-to i mnmliar
''Prof. H. C. Hill of the faculty is one of
the early members of the Kent chapter,
of the University of Michigan, the par
ent chapter of the fraternity.
Drove Hogs to St. Louis.
Thomas C. Mclntire, a farmer east of
Columbia, will celebrate Oct. 20, his
eighty-skth birthday anniversar-. For
fifty-eight years he has lived on the
same farm. He recalls the day when
hogs were driven to St. Louis from
Uoone count for market.
Mr. and Mr?. Mclntire have in use in
their hom a blue counterpane made in
Dr. Gilman Dead.
Dr. Dauiol Coit Gilman, builder of the
Johns Hopkin-. University, died of heart
diseas" on Oct. 13 at the home of his
sister in Xorwich, Conn., aged 78 years.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12. Tired of bell
boys and of clerks, tired of everything
that pertains to Ifle in a fashionable
hotel, Mrs. Hetty Green, richest women
in America, longs for the unpretentious
flat in Hoboken that once was hers.
But, despite her wealth, she is unable to
get that particular flat back. She has
tried to for three days, and has even
offered the tenant of another flat $100
to move out, but she cannot get that
Hetty Green returned to New uork on
Saturday from New Hampshire, where
she had been for several months, and
went no nearer the Hotel Plaza, where
she lived for a time, than do the trains
in the Park avenue tunnel. She came
back to spend the winter, and at once
took the subway downtown.
Then she boarded a Barclay street fer
ry boat and went to her old home in
the row of yellow brick flats on Wash
ington street, between Twelfth and Thir
teenth streets, Hoboken.
Jac Van Twisk, her old janitor, greet
ed Hetty Green as she reached the door
of the flat she had lived in, No. 1217
Glad To Be Back.
"I'm back, Twisk," she said, "and I'm
mighty glad to be back. I want my old
flat. When can I move in J"
"I'm sorry, Mrs. Green." Twisk re
plied, '"but its taken, and there isn't
another flat aeant. You sec all this
newspaper talk about your liking our
flats brought more tenants than we
could take care of."
Janitor Twisk suggested that Mrs.
Green try to find a home in the flats
at No. 1307 Bloomfield street, two blocks
away, which are also owned by the Ho
boken Land and Improvement Company.
Apartments there are higher, ranging
from $30 to $40 a month. Mrs. Green
Unable to find the janitor, she rang
the bell of Mrs. Samuel C. Fisher, whose
husband is a Hoboken candy manufac
turer, then she walked up three flights
of stairs, Mrs. Fisher came to the door
and Mrs. Green introduced herself. Mrs.
Fisher invited her in.
The football practice on Rollins Field
last night showed a lack of ginger.
Flying dust worried the players.
The 'Varsity "reserves" and the
Freshman team did scrimmage work,
consisting mostly of forward passing.
There will be a game this evening
between the regulars and "reserves."
The coaches will not be on the field.
The "reserves" will use owa plays. The
halves will be only ten minutes long
and the rest of the work will consist of
signal practice. The practice will be
ARE EASILY BUNCOED
Verdants Buy $84 Worth of "Campus
ITHACA, N. Y., Oct. 15. The neatest
bunco game ever played on a green
Cornell Freshman was worked when
several men, supposed to be upper
classmen, sold $S4 worth of campus
tickets to members of the entering
class. It leaked out to-day that these
admission tickets had been sold last
week during registration.
The bunco steerers stationed them
selves at .convenient places, and when
ever a particularly verdant youngster
appeared who looked as if he had never
seen the hall before they tackled him.
He was told that for $1 he could buy
a ticket which would admit him to all
of the buildings, assure him of cour
teous treatment from the professors
and get a good place in the registration
line. Less gullible students were let
off with fifty cents under guise of a
Frederick Hanley Seares, B. S., profes
sor of astronomy in the University of
Missouri, and Director of Laws Obser
vatory, scouts the idea that sun spots
are the cause of the recent drought.
Prof. Seares, discussing this, said to a
reporter for the University Missourian:
"The appearance of a large number of
sun spots might cause an electrical dis
turbance on earth. In fact, they have
been known to put telegraph wires out
of order, but that even a large number
of sun spots should have any effect
on the weather is highly improbable."
Professor Simon New comb formerly
of Johns Hopkins University, has re
cently undertaken to prove that sun
spots have no bearing upon the tempera
ture, storms, or the rainfall on the
You Can See Spots.
In a recent interview, press dispatches
say, Prof. Eric Doolittle, assistant pro
fessor of astronomy at the University
of Pennsylvania, said that the spots
upon the sun could not be held respon
sible for the recent drought.
"Any one who looks through a piece
of smoked glass at the gun can distin
guish one of these small spots with
out the aid of a telescope," said he.
"The spots are small, being only 120,-
000 square miles in area. The smallest
one of these is 10,000 miles in diameter
and in this several hundred worlds
could probably be placed. The spots are
of an unusual character and have long
been watched by astronomers.
Spots Break Up.
"As the sun revolves the spots will
probably move towards the surface, and
before another revolution of the sun
they will likely have broken up. Should
the spots maintain their limit of endur
ance, they should not endure more than
a few weeks longer.
"They are caused either by the projec
tion or the formation of bodies of cooler
matter coming into collision with the
sun. They break up and disappear as
foreign matter is consumed by the tre
mendous heat of the surroundings."
WIFE WITH RABIES,
11 GERMAN DYNASTIES
Half the Reigning Families in
Federation Are Dying Out.
BERLIN, Oct. 13. Of the twenty-two
reigning dynasties that1 compose the
federation of states forming the Ger
man empire, no fewer than eleven arc
threatened with extinction, the male
line of succession being very sparsely
The male line of the Mecklenburg
Strelitz grand dukedom, for instance, is
represented today by only two persons,
the Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich, born
in 1S48, and his only surviving son of
the same name, born in 1882.
In Mecklenburg-Schwerin the Grand
Duke Frederick Franz is childless. Three
of his relatives, however, are entitled to
the succession Duke Johan Albrecht,
regent of Brunswick, a childless widow
er; Prince Henry of the Netherlands,
husband of Queen Wilhelmina, who is
also childless, and Duke Friedrich, who
is unmarried and determined not to
marry. All three arc older than the
present grand duke.
Two other royal lines nearing extinc
tion are those of the Reuss, older line
and the Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen.
In Wurtemberg, after the death of the
present aged king, the succession will
pass to a Catholic branch of the family.
Harvey X)ay Listens to the
Ravings, Expecting Attack
Both Were Bitten.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15. After five days
of terrible mental suspense following
a pet dog's attack upon her and her hus
band, Mrs. Harvey Day, of No. 16 Cherry
street, Elizabeth, N. J., has developed
symptoms which ths experts in attend
ance on her declare to be these of hydro
phobia, despite the fact that she under
went the Pasteur treatment.
Mrs. Day was strapped to her bed
last night while her husband sat in an
adjoining room, listening to her cries,
and momentarily expecting to be
stricken. Her physician said that il
she died they could not save the hus
,band, because he has become possessed
by the idea that he cannot escape the
fate of his wife.
Day and his wife were bitten by their
pet terrier while liberating the dog from
coils of rope in which it was en
tangled. A neighbor was also bitten
by the animal. All three persons were
promptly treated with Pasteur serum,
but the Days were highly nervous and
could not overcome their fear. The
neighbor has not been affected.
REFUSES A $3,000 RAISE
Pastor Will Stay With Church Without
PITTSBURG, Oct. 15. The Rev. S.
Edward Young, pastor of the Second
Presoyterian Church, of Pittsburg, re
cently received a call to the Bedford
Avenue Presbyterian Church, of Brook
lyn. His salary here is $7,000 a year,
but his congregation voted to increase,
this to $10,000 if he would stay kr
Pittsburg. Told of this, Mr. Youra',
who came here from Newark, N-''J.,
eleven years ago, said: '
"I will certainly stay with myc",ople
if they feel that they need me so badly,
but I will not take one cem " pfee
raise in salary oflered." (
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