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Candidate Says Bird Will
Be Badly Ruffled by
PLEDGES AIDJTO UNIVERSITY
Democratic Nominee Speaks
to Big Crowd in the
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
APPROVED BY COWHERD
At tla- oloc of his speech last
ni"ht W. S. Cowherd was asked
by a reporter for the University
Miasoiirian to give his opinion of
the tcachiii!! of journalism. His re
"I think both the theory and prac
tice of journalism can be taught,
just us 1-aw or Medicine or any of
the professions is taught. I believe
it is a good thing that the University
has taken up the work of teaching
journalism, for it will raise the pro
fession to a higher level. The School
of Journalism cannot help but be a
W. S. Cowherd, Democratic candidate
for governor, declared in an address
at the Columbia Theater last night
that the Kansas bird, the "Jayhawk,"
would get his feathers so ruffled on
election day, next Tuesday, that he
would he totally unable to cope with
the Missouri Tiger on Thanksgiving
Day. The sentiment was heartily ap
plauded by the crowd, including
many students of the University, which
packed the theater.
The Democratic candidate was sched
uled to 6peak at 8 o'clock, but his
train on the Wabash did not arrive
till 9:13. The crowd was entertained
in the meantime by the University ca
det band and speeches by Morton II.
Pemberton, Boone county's representa
tive in the State Legislature, Judge
N. M. Bradley and W. F. Woodruff, a
Senior Law student.
E. W. Stephens Chairman.
The band met the candidate's party
at the station and marched to the thea
ter. From lwes to balcony the house
was filled and many were turned away
at the doors. Mr. Cowherd was intro
duced by E. W. Stephens, chairman of
the meeting, an alumnus of the Uni
versity and "the next governor of Mis
souri." The audience stood as the band
played "Old Missouri." Nine lusty 'rahs
from the students greeted Mr. Cowherd
as he arose to speak. For an hour
Mr. Cowherd discussed the issue of the
State and National compaigns. He de
clared that the primary elections frauds
in St. Louis, committed without his
knowledge, were equally divided in favor
of him and of his opponent, David A.
He attacked the official record of Attorney-General
Hadley, saying that Mr.
Hadley was derelict in his duty when
he failed to bring suit for the forfeit
ure of the Anheuser-Busch Association's
charter after it had been shown by a
Senate investigating committee that the
brewing company, in violation of the
state statutes, had contributed to the
Republican campaign fund in 1904.
Mr. Cowherd referred to his days as
a student here and pledged himself to
do all in his power, if elected, for the
advancement of the University of Mis
souri. He was frequently cheered dur
ing his speech.
Following him, W. R. Painter, candi
date for lieutenant-governor, spoke
briefly, pledging himself to work for
the interests of the University. Mr.
Painter is a graduate of the School of
Mines at Rolla. Mr. Cowherd was grad
uated here with the degree of A. B. in
the class of 1881.
After the speech-making the party
were entertained at lunch at the Elk6'
Club. They departed last night for St.
Louis, where Mr. Cowherd speaks at
the Odeon todav.
DAVID A. BALL ARGUES FOR
OPENING BALLOT BOXES
fly I nlteJ Tress.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 30.
David A. Ball, defeated candidate for
the Democratic nomination for gov
ernor, today argued before the Supreme
Court in favor of opening the ballot
boxes to investigate the charges of
fraud in the election.
Mr. Ball argued that the refusal puts
a premium on fraud. Civil action, he
-t;tted. cannot reach criminals Tho
question of the secrecy of the ballot,
ho said, was only a subterfuge to pro
tect election thieves.
MUST BLOCK AMES'
leam will Meet
TIGERS WILL BUCK THAT LINE
Place Kicks Will f Be Used
If No Wind
J3m I Blowing.
Coach Monilaw said this morning
that whether Missouri wins tomorrow
depends entirely upon the team's stop
ping Ames' forward passes, and keeping
them from blocking place kicks.
"Bluck's kicking leg is in fine condi
tion," Dr. Monilaw said, "and unless
there is a strong wind he will probably
kick a few field goals. The men arc
not overconfident and they are going
into the game expecting the hardest
light of the year.
"Graves will not be in the game on
account of his sore hand, and so we
will not be able to do anything with
the forward pass, as we depend on him
for that. Our game will be line buck
ing and kicking if the weather is good.
If the field is wet or a strong wind is
blowing we will confine ourselves to
The practice last night was good.
It consisted of place-kicking, punting,
handling punts, and some' good stiff line
work. In addition to this the whole
team was put through signal practice
and formation drill.
The team had another workout in the
gymnasium last night from 7 until 8
o'clock, when Coach Monilaw put it
through signal practice. The quarters
received special attention and did not
get through until 10 o'clock.
Driver and Ristine will be in the
game, although their ankles still bother
them. Neither is able to run at full
speed, and this will weaken the team.
Tomorrow's game will be the first big
game of the year for Miller, and it
is felt that with him the team will
be greatly strengthened.
AMES' PLAYERS CAN'T
BLAME WEATHER IF
TIGERS ARE VICTORS
Good Football Weather, Fair and Cool,
Is Promised in Forecast for
Good football weather is promised
for tomorrow by the Weather Man.
Anyway, the "Cyclones," if they are
Iwatcn, can't blame the heat.
The official forecast: "Fair and con
tinued cool tonight and tomorrow."
The temperature was 33 degrees at
7 a. m. and 51 at 2 p. m.
COLLEGE BOYS' FUNDS 1 !
TIED UP BY FAILURE
Wesleyan Students Inconvenienced by
Closing of Trust Company.
MH)DLETOWN, Conn., Oct. 30. The
atmosphere has it any food value?
This question is being seriously dis
cussed by several hundred students of
Wesleyan University, whose board
money has been suddenly tied up by the
suspension of the Columbia Trust Com
pany of this city. There are loud cries
for Prof. Atwater, who some time ago
reported his observations on the nutri
tive value of whisky.
The members of the university foot
ball team, whose funds were in the
trust company, are wondering if they
will have to walk to Springfield Satur
day, where they are scheduled to play.
"Bozey" Reiter, the former Princeton
player, now Wesleyan's director of ath
letics, is among those "tied up."
BOONE COUNTY ELECTION
RETURNS IN AUDITORIUM
Through the courtesy of the Co
lumbia Telephone Company, the Uni
versity Missourian will be enabled
to give bulletins Tuesday night on
the precinct vote in Boone county,
in addition to the regular news ser
vice of the United Press covering the
The telephone company will com
pile the Boone county vote at its
offices and will send the results im
mediately to the University Mis
sourian. The complete county vote,
it is expected, will be in by 11 p. m.
The University Missourian will
flash election bulletins on a canvas
in the University auditorium. Ev
eryone is invited to be the guest of
the paper election night.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1908.
ST. LOUIS SPENDS $50,000 A MONTH FOR
OLEOMARGARINE COLORED LIKE BUTTER
Wily' Dealers Advertise It As
"Fresh Creamery" and
HAYSEED MAY ADORN YOUR "JAM"
PurejFood'Comm ission Finds
Many Adulterations In
St. Louis spends $50,000 a month for
oleomargarine sold as butter, according
to M. H. Lamb, acting Pure Food Com
missioner for Missouri. In a statement
to a reporter for the University Missou
rian. Commissioner Lamb says careful
investigation shows that no butter is
sold at the Union Market in St. Louis,
but that the "Fresh Creamery," "Extra
Elgin" and "Fresh Creamery" so con
spicuously displayed in the booths there
are in fact specimens colored oleomar
garine. In Columbia oleomargarine sells at
twenty cents a pound. It is said none
is sold here as butter.
In no other Missouri city, Mr. Lamb
says, is oleomargarine sold under false
pretenses so extensively as in St. Louis.
Here is his advice to the housewife as
to how to detect the fraud.
How to Detect Oleo.
"Heat the suspected butter to the
boiling point in a spoon.
"If the fat melts down clear, and
sputters and snaps, it is oleomargarine.
"If it froths up, it is butter."
"The oleomargarine will, when heated,
give off a tallowy odor. Butter will
give off the odor distinctive to it."
The wily oleo dealer in St. Louis
evades the law, Commissioner Lamb
says, by rigidly refraining from the use
of the word "butter" on the signs ad
vertising his "extra Elgin." On the paper
wrapped about it. he says, the word
"Oleomargarine" is usually printed in
ink so nearly the color of the paper
that it escapes any but the closest
Fat Profit for Dealer.
By this means, the dealer gets about
10 cents a pound more for oleo. Com
missioner Lamb says, than if it were
sold under its rightful name. But the
product he sells is somewhat cheaper
than butter, and tempts the unwary
purchaser as a "bargain."
This oleo is worked over, according
to Commissioner Lamb, in dark stables
and dirty cellars, and he maintains that,
aside from the deception practiced, it is
Under the new pure food law, which
has been effective since June 14. 1907,
Commissioner Lamb and the other men
associated with him on the Pure Food
Commission have prosecuted many oleo
dealers, some with success.
Deception is Illegal.
"Oleomargarine when properly pre
pared is not necessarily an unhealthful
food," Commissioner Lamb said. "But it
should be sold much cheaper than butter,
and should be sold as oleo. When it
is not sold under it own name, the per
son selling it violates the law. We are
watching the situation in St. Louis, and
hope to break up the 'monopoly there.
In Kansas City very little oleomargarine
is sold as butter, and in Joplin, St.
Joseph, and the other cities of the
State, even less."
In order to cover the ground the
State was divided into four nearly equal
parts by the Pure Food Commissioner
under R. M. Washburn, Mr. Lamb's
predecessor, and one Inspector assign
ed to each part, to collect foods from the
larger towns in his territory.
Educating The Public.
Two inspectors have been kept on the
road nearly all the time, inspecting city
milk supplies and giving advice regard
ing city milk ordinances. Although
strong opposition was encountered in
much of this work, a great deal of good
was accomplished in the way of creat
ing public sentiment against unclean,
preserved and udulterated milk, cream
The matter of tuberculosis in dairy
cows received some attention in co-operation
with the State Board of Health and
the State Veterinarian.
The milk inspection of the State shows
this result: Of 207 samples of milk
collected and analyzed, G2 per cent met
the state's requirements of 3.25 per
cent or more of butter-fat; 20 per cent
of these 207 samples were dirty, and
!.5 per cent were preserved. These
samples were largely from the retail
trade of market milk.
How "Jam" Is Made.
The laboratory work of the Depart
ment shows that of 807 samples analy
zed 353 were illegal. This includes the
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STAND WHERE OLEOMARGARINE
IS ON SALE IN UNION MARKET
A typical oleomargarine stand at Union Market. St. Louis. Notice the misleading placards .
' Best Country Roll," "Choice Creamery," "Best Elgin Creamery."
TIES BETWEEN U. S.
'Heaven' Helped Us to Join
Hands," Says Admiral
By United Preiis.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. "I suppose
heaven helped us to join our hands
firmly," said Japanese Ambassador Ko
goro Takahira yesterday, with emotion,
as he discussed the visit of the Amer
ican battleship fleet to Japan which has
just come to an end. Ambassador Ta
kahira had a short while before returned
from the White House, where he
was the guest of President Roosevelt
at luncheon, and he had delivered a
message of thanks to the President from
the Japanese emperor, replying to that
which the President sent as the fleet
Speaking of the fleet's visit, Am
bassador Takahira said: "The people of
Japan are greatly gratified with the
visit of the American fleet, for which
they had been looking forward with
the greatest pleasure, in order to prove
the sincerity of feeling entertained to
ward America and Americans. In re
spect to the details of the visit the
American people are already fully in
formed. I am now satisfied to hear
from Japan directly that heaven and
the weather helped us to do all that we
STUDENTS MEET TONIGHT
Lungs Will Be Tested for Big Game
A mass meeting of the students of
the University of Missouri will be held
in the auditorium at 7 o'clock tonight,
to get lungs in trim for "rooting" at
the football game with Ames tomorrow.
Coach Monilaw will make a speech
and the Ames team will be present.
Raymond Lee is chairman of the stu
dent mass meeting.
The meeting will not conflict with
the first number of the Y. M. C. A.
lecture course, a program by the In
ternational Symphony Club, which be
gins at 8:3C.
TAPT A SIX-T0-0NE BET
By United Press.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30. Much talk and
little betting is being done on the po
litical situation throughout the country.
According to dispatches received here
Taft is a six to one favorite. It is
reported that one bet of $30,000 has
been made at this figure.
In the state fight the odds have
shifted from Chanler to Hughes at ten
to eight, and few bets at this figure
are offered without takers.
By United Press.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30. Many bets under
$100 are being made at odds favoring
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 30. The odds here
are three to one that Bryan will carry
Kentuckv with no takers.
Clay to Return Home.
A. J. Gav, bank president of Dcs
Loge, Mo., whose disappearance from
home last Monday excited comment and
who has been in Columbia visiting his
sister, said today that he expects to
return home next week. Mr Clay said
he took no monev whatever from the
bank on his departure.
Columbia Woman Mentioned
ifor Presidency, if She'd
Mrs. C. W. Gieene and Miss Edna D.
Day, of Columbia will attend the meet
ing of the State Board of the Missouri
Federation of Women's Clubs in Chilli
cothe next week. Press dispatches say
Chillicothe is making extensive prepar
ations for the entertainment of the
Mrs. Walter McNabb Miller, wife of
a member of the faculty of the Depart
ment of Medicine, who is one of the
prominent clubwomen in Missouri, has
leen repeatedly mentioned for the pres
idency of the Missouri federation, but
doubt is expressed as to whether she
would accept the office. She will not
attend the meeting in Chillicothe. In
regard to her, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
'"Mrs. Miller has made a splendid
record as chairman of the General Fed
eration Committee on Pure Food. Mrs.
Miller has traveled all over the country
and has visited Europe in the interests
of her work on the committee, and if she
could be induced to accept the state
presidency, would no doubt make a rec
GEORGIA SHERIFF KILLED
Wounded, He Slays Assailants He Had
Tried to Arrest.
By United Press.
LAFAYETTE, Ga., Oct. 30. Sheriff
John Carlock was fatally wounded, and
John, and Charles Henderon were kill
ed in a revolver fight here today.
The Hendersons resisted arrest and
shot Carlock. The sheriff, although dy
ing, returned fire and killed both men.
Improving Club Dance Hall.
The Casino dance hall of the Uni
versity Dining Club in Lathrop Hall is
being enlarged and remodelled. The
partitions are being torn out and a la
dies' dressing room built. The hall is
also being repainted. The members of
the club who dance will lc assessed a
small amount to pay for the improve
ments. Diaz Wants Another Term.
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 30 President
Diaz is preparing an open letter regard
ing his rumored retirement at the close
of his present term, in 1910, in which
he will say that the reports are pre
mature and unfounded, that the state
ment attributed to him was merely
an expression of a personal desire. He
intimates that he will again be a can
didate. HALLOWEEN TOMORROW NIGHT
Tomorrow night is Halloween, the
night of pranks, especially dear to
the hearts of students.
Property owners will arise Sunday
for a cautious survey of the prem
ises, to see whether all the gates and
fences are in place. The University
of Missouri campus will be eagerly
scanned for evidences of class spirit
in the student pranks.
The outcome of the Missouri-Ames
game probably will have much to do
with the character and hilariousness
of the celebrations.
NO MISSOURI FLAG
D. A. R. PLANS ONE
Mrs. Walker of Kansas City
Chairman of Committee
to Choose Colors.
SEAL ISN'T LEGAL, EITHER
Should the Bear Be White or
a Grizzly? That's the
It remained for the Kansas City
chapter of the Daughters of the Am
erican Revolution to discover that the
state of Missouri not only has no flag,
but has no legal colors for a flag and
All the other states in the Union,
even Oklahoma, the youngest, hae
flags and legal colors, and the D. A. R.
will attempt to get the state legislature
to adopt them for Missouri.
Missouri's deficiency was discovered
by Mrs. Alice Ewing Walker of Kansas
City who, a year ago, was appointed
chairman of a committee to have a
Missouri flag put in Continental Hall
in Washington. In her research among
the records of the Legislature, Mrs.
Walker found that Missouri had never
adopted a flag. She also found that
no two authorities agree on the Mis
souri seal. Some books say the bears on
the seal are white, and others that they
arc grizzly. The records of the Leg
islature say, "white or grizzly."
U. of M. Colors Suggested.
Mrs. Walker brought these facts to
the attention of the Missouri D. A. R.
at its recent conference in Columbia,
and asked that some action be taken.
It was proposed that it be suggested
to the Legislature that the University
of Missouri colors, old gold and black,
lie adopted as State colors, but this
plan did not meet with approval. It
was finany decided to appoint a com
mittee to investigate the matter and
see what could be done. Those ap
pointed were: Chairman, Mrs. Alice
Ewing Walker, Kansas City; Mrs. B. T.
Whipple, Kansas City; Mrs. T. O. Tolls,
Jefferson City; and Mrs. R. B. Oliver,
The committee is now at work.
When Mrs. Walker was asked here
whether she thought the plan would
succeed, she said:
"There are some men in the Legisla
ture who do not want to be bothered
with what they consider such trivial
matters, but there are others who real
ize their importance, and we hope to
interest these and obtain their help.
With their aid there is no doubt in my
mind but what our plan will succeed.
"I think Missouri is the leader of all
other states, and there is no reason
why she should be behind them in hav
ing her colors and flag. If the Legis
lature adopts colors, I think the Uni
versity should adopt those of the state."
The Missouri D. A. R. has honored
Mrs. Walker, one of its foremost mem
bers, by hanging her picture in Con
tinental Hall. She is a member of a
GALLS MARRIAGE THE
"SUICIDE OF LOVE"
Leland Standford U. Professor Shocks
Women's Literary Club.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30. When Prof. Ed
ward D. Munroe of Leland Stanford
University told the Woman's Literary
Club of Woodlawn that "Marriage Is
the Suicide of Love," they were shocked.
Then they got mad.
"The increasing number of divorces
in America heems to substantiate this
conclusion," the Professor added. "In
the first place, marriage is entered upon
by thousands of foolish and frivolous
girls and young men without the least
consideration of the question of mutual
adaptability or congeniality.
"Before long there appears on the
horizon of love's young dream the
dreaded 'affinity.' Either the husband
or wife falls a victim to 'affinity brain
storms' and when that fatal malady
comes on it is quite safe to assume
that the beginning of the end of an
otherwh-e happy wedded life is at hand.
"This has been called the land of lib
erty. Well, it certainly is a Hweet land
of liberty for all who seek to break up
"Shirt-Tail" Parader in HospiUL
L. Skidmore, Agr., '12, is in the Par
ker Memorial Hospital, the result of
an injury to his knee in the "shirt
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