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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1908.
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University Missourian
An timing netvsfafer published at Columbia,
Mo., every schooUay by the Department of
'Journalism 0 the Unizersity
of Missouri.
VIEWPOINTS
Entered at the pctotfice at Columbia, Mo., as
second-class mail matter. 1
SUHSCKIITION Imnriably in Alliance:
Ily Mall or Carrier:
School Year, $!M0; Semester, $1.35.
Single Copies Two Cent.
Office Room D, Academic Hall, University ot
Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Telephone Nimbers:
Department office. 377.
Newsroom. 371 and 711.
(Tbe Unlrersltr Missourian lnrltes contri
butions, not to exceed 200 words, on matters
of Cnlrrnltr interest. The name of the
writer Bbould accompany such letters, bnt will
not be nrlnted unless desired. The Cnlrer
sltv Missourian does not express spproral nor
disapproval of these communications by print
ins tbem.)
Ambition vs. Indolence.
To the Editor of the University Mlssonrlan:
One day last week a little man step
pod into the Herald olliee and addressed
one of the office men thus: "Say,
mister, do you want some one to sell
papers or carry a route i" The little
man was told that he was too young
and too small to attempt such a task;
but he believed his request was worth
more of a consideration and began to
argue his dii-e by saying, "I'm ten
year.-, old."
The argument continued for a few
minutes but the ambitious little fel
low still pressed his claim for the posi
tion and said, "I can make change."
iiM;rneiTV pm rMr A D ' Tllc writer was so impressed with the
UNIVERSITY CALENDAR hov.s llcrsistencv that hc wa, told t0
Nov. 0. Football, Seniors against Fresh- 1 come back when fourteen years of age
men, 4 p. ni. ami he would get employment, then
Nov. 7. Football, Junior against Soph-I t.aIlu. t. reply, "Will twelve dol"
omores, 4 p. m. In all probability the little lad will
M. S. U. Debating Club, Koom I t accept the employment offered him
o3. Academic Hall. j at fourteen years of age but seek a
Athenaean Literary Society. ' greater lield of work.
Nov. 14. Footbal! Mi-souri vs. Wash- ; The ambitious, the energetic and the
Oiii Approritl Ailcertisiny Accepted.
Itnteg 011 Application.
Address till communication to
University Missourian,
Columbia, .10.
"STUDENT ACTIVITIES"
JTHE STUDENT SPORTSMAN Jk ' THE STORVJ
BACrTnVx ,ac-r OFFICE
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f.OINft HOME TO VOTE
doer of things are the men who make
i the wheel of industry turn; the indo
I lent, the shiftless and the dishonest arc
I the ones who retard the progress of
action, and are always crying "hard
j times."
i A difficult task is the te-t of charac-
ington.
Athenaean Literary Society.
Nov. 10. Lift lire by George Z. T.
Sweeney. Auditorium.
Nov. 21. Athenaean Literary Society.
Nov. 2.". 1 p. 111. to Nov. 30. at b a. in.
Thanksgiving Holidays.
Dec. 4. Lecture, John T. McCutcheon, ter as well as the test of ability, skill
Auditorium.
and perseverame. This test is applied
Dec. IS. Lectuie, Lorado Taft, Audito- 1 ovcrv dav in Columbia and few there
1 -riuiii.
le who stand it and many fall by the
- . " ' wayside. J. E.
FOR A SKW LIBRARY IICILDI.W. j
The University of Missouri needs a 1. Agriculture for Women,
new fireproof, sanitary library building. ( To tne EUltor of tne rjnlTersttj Mlssonrlan:.
The librarv with its 110.000 volume-, j The College of Agriculture is as large
(fAT ROLLJNS FILD Y FALL BONFjRES
and pamphlets is at present housed in
ba-ement. dark room, hall and cuddy
an opening for young women as it is
for young men and affords almost equal
hole. Here the librarians and cata- opportunities. Women can go into the
loguers mii-t work the entile day by government employ in it's department
artificial light. The books are not j of agriculture as well as men and here
available for Use by the student body the pay is good and the position per
ils they would lie if placed on more ! manent. Instead of turning out so many
accessible shelves. 'school teachers who barely eke out an
The main reading room is too small ' existence, a course of this sort should
for the students now enrolled. Many j be taken by more of the women, where
time-; a week during the rush of school 1 they can have a chance for advance
work before quiz time, students are j nient and make some headway in life,
compelled to sit in uncomfortable parts 1 Custom has been followed so long that
of the room where the light reaches some are afraid to go into what is
the printed page from various diree- ' known as a man's work, but if more had
tions. Thi cross light is responsible for ' the backbone to make such a start there
many of the students wearing glasses. I wouldn't be so many women beggars.
The library is in con-tant danger of On the other hand, if the farmer 1
ilestruction by fire. This would lie a j came unable to look after the farm,
loss that cannot be estimated. A work- ) instead of employing an overseer who
ing library cannot ie uougnt anu( slights tne worK, .Mrs. t-armer, it sue
started in a month. It is a growth that had had a course in agricultuie, could
require- time. Many volumes in the 1 take up things just where her hus
library are out of print and cannot be , band left off and run things a smoothly
THANKS!
'VARSITY NOTES
S. MOORE, of Cape Girardeau, I
Miss Margaret Drescher, of Hanni-
H editor of the Educational Outlook. I baL is visitin& in Columbia.
A and professor of American history ( K. F. Kaut, a Junior Engineer, went
ind economics in the third district State j t,( llis Ilone at Hamilton, Mo., Saturday
Normal School, writes: "I have read -veniiig to vote.
TOLD ACROSS THE
BREAKFAST TABLE
"Well, how was the funeral V inquir
ed the red headed "Soph" with the wart
on his nose of the Junior "Medic."
"Thirty-three to nothing in favor of
the Freshmen," replied the "Medic."
"There'll be a funeral here if any of
the Moberly fellows who knocked the
student down for singing 'Old Missouri,'
should come here," growled the foot
ball man.
"From the look on your face, I'd
think you were the chief mourner," re
marked the Junior "Medic," looking at
the solicitor for the Oven.
"I feel that way," nodded the Oven
man. "Might have known I had no
chance."
"A woman in the easel" muttered the
wag tragically.
-Your diagnosis is way off," corrected
the Arts' student. "I recognize the
symptoms as a severe case 01 cut-nun
bet."
The solicitor nodded but, beyond say
ing that he felt in his bones .he would
be peddling brooms on Broadway to
morrow, remained silent throughout the
re-t of the meal.
"I suppose from now on we 11 have to
refer to Columbia as a metropolis," re
marked the man who reads the Mis
sourian. "Another newspaper started heiei"
hazarded the Freshman.
"Better than that," continued the
speaker. "The millennium is coining.
The Wabash has promised Columbia a
new station and electric lighted cars.
It's almost too good to believe."
"Well, if we get better lights, im
pioved streets, more paving, direct rail
way Kinnection and a ivv other things,
we'll be able to make a bid for the
International balloon races, the next
World's Fair, and maybe the national
capital," observed the wag, but nobody
staved to listen.
MITHRA1SM
ly ITIIRAISM, that strong religi0Ul
II
the initial numbers of the University
Missourian with pleasure. You are
certainly publishing a good paper, much
the best I have seen of its kind. You
have every reason to be encouraged."
Prof. E. M. Brooks, superintendent of
the Ridgeway public schools, writes:
"For several weeks the University Mis-
H. A. Collier, who has been ill of
typhoid fever for several weeks, was
able to attend the Ames game Satur
day. C. A. Clifford left Saturday night for
his home in College Mound, where he
will cast his vote and return Wednesday.
liought at any price.
as ever. Of course, she could not do
The good space now ued for the li- ! the manual labor but it is much easier
brary is needed for ci.iss rooms. Aca- to get hands than it is to get biains.
demic Hall, large as it is, has few reci- j Agriculture is fast coming to the
tation rooms and some of them are front and if a woman ever expects to
undesirable. I get anvwhere she will have to make a
The state is able to erect a $.")00.000 break awav from custom and rustle for
modern librarv at the Universitv and herself. CO-ED
ought to do it. With this amount of
money, a building well lighted, well,
seated and fireproof can be built. The
looks would be safe, the shelves would
Build More Rapidly.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
What makes Boone county, Coluin-
I bia in particular, so slow about pushing
(the construction of public buildings?
be convenient and the surroundings
t)Ieaant. There students could study
with economv of time and evesight. The
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lllfl.ll IS IJltULU .Will .ill? .rill I ?ll'.rill.. i . , . i , i
ing up that it became a regular evesore
not delav in making a suitable appro- ' ... -, ,
" l to the community and alter it was
pnation. completed the rubbish around it left to
Mis Reln-ci-a TiiTnnn. wlin 1 in tlio
sounan has come regularlv to the read- i p.,,i .. ., , . ., , ...
." 1 arker .Memorial JIosjut.il with eve
ing table of our High School, and has . ,, , ... , ,, , , . . "
" e trouble, will be able to leave in a short
already passed the experimental lageL-
among our seventv-five pupils. I take I
, . . , , . Dr. A. .1. Campbell, Missouri-Pacific
pleasure in acknowledging vour cour- ., , ' '
. x- i ii i . railroad surgeon at Sedalia, was in Co-
tesv. Nothing that has come to our 1 . - '
ii-"i o i i .. i i . . Inmbm ye-tcidav. Dr. Campbell was a
High School, as vet, has done more to i , , , .
i , . . i-4i I graduate of the Lnivcrsitv of Missouri
arouse, among students, interest in the f .
. . T .-4, , . ,m 1904.
eiiicieucv aiiu a.ians oi me great in- i
stitution of which all Missourians are Mlss Kat Irving, of Marshall, Miss
becoming proud. I believe the results , Florence Schultz, of Sedalia, and Miss
in increasing the interest over the state Marie Stephens, of Boonville, have
in Higher Education and turning atten- ! been nere this week. and guests at the
tion to the splendid opportunities offered j KaPPa house.
at our State University will more than ! Vest Wright, of the Sophomore foot
justify the expense of sending the pa- ball squad, returned to school today,
per to the High Schools. It is read He has been out since Wednesday be
now by more than fifty per cent of j fore last nursing a strained back due
our pupils." ' 'o his football practice.
"Cub" B.'rney, football captain in
Roswell Field, distinguished poet, au
thor and journalist, formerly a student
ANCIENT SIGNS
OF THE WEATHER
IS the crop of red haws larger than
usual this fall? Are squirrels un
usually active in storing away nuts?
Are Hocks of ducks Hying south in U
shaped formations instead of V-shaped?
If so, then prepare for a long, hard
winter.
Many centuries before scientific meth
ods were discovered for foretelling im
mediate changes in the weather, there
were persons who, basing their knowl
edge on the ordinary observations of
nature, dared to forecast a whole sea
son's weather.
Thick husks of corn of a deep orange
tint ; the goosebone being larger and
whiter than usual; the crops of nuts,
immense in quantity and the squirrels
laying in great stores of them; the
partridges and woodchucks fearlessly
approaching farm yards; the muskrats
building larger and thicker "houses"
are some of the signs taken to indicate
an unusually early and severe winter.
"If the oak bears much mast, it
foreshadows a long and hard winter,"
is an old and familiar saving.
1902, and star quarter on the team in
that year, and Burns More, both of
VALUE OF (J001 PLAYS.
To the University student without
the large city theaters near at hand,
the great actors and actresses of the
day are merely important. But to the
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iiiiiiiifiiiu.- ui tin lilt met die ,1-, -inn ii. til i4ii i
, . . contents unloaded, and the horses al
as the closest friends. 4144 1.114- . 1
... most beat to death Iiefore the gvm
llie great actors are those wiio most
I be carried off by the rain instead of
clearing it away at once. The grounds
, were not finished until this spring, be
I fore which time they were nothing more
j nor less than a mudhole. Wagons going
in with fuel had to be dug out, the
I could be heated.
Another example of Columbia's inac
tion is the courthouse. It isn't finished
yet, and from all appearances it won't
lie for some time. Such delinquency
shows a lack of public interest in the
citizen as well as pure laziness. En
terprise and pride in your town is lack
ing. Get somewhere!
IMPATIENT.
resemble the characters of real life. On
the stage, as off, the winsome girl with
infectious smile and charming manners
has captured the heart of the audience
before the dignified beauty with steely
eyes has been properly introduced. The
matinee hero, worshiped by women, is
handsome, athletic, an ideal lover, and
a courageous lighter.
Plays range fiom the melodrama,
popular with the unlettered and those
seeking excitement up the scale to the Approves Tearing up Walk.
Grand Opera, adored by the intellectual ! To the Editor of the University Missourian:
highbrows and the Society leaders. Be
tween these extremes may be found
plavs to suit everv taste.
For those who hue children and the
pirates of childhood imagination, "Peter
Pan" played by Maude Adams is ideal. . " .v-'t matter of conjecture. But if
For pure pathos. David Warlield in the !t should not, this, surely, could not lie
"Music Master." is the leading actor.!1'1'1'1 again-t the party which started
"Brown of Harvard" shows the brighter j !t- Tll:lt i-1' a wak did exist is cer
side of College life. Blanche Bates in I -a-n-.v l,"e. and any movement that is
"The Girl of the Golden West" gains : likely to bring about a change for the
the sincere love of the audience from I -H'tter can hardly lie called entirely bad.
the very beginning. The numlier of hu- I K-
man interest plays which have drawn J
crowded houes, prove that the people Money for Colleges.
of the University of Missouri, writes Kansas City, visited at the Sigma Nu
from Chicago: "I have heard a good j house Saturday and Sunday and wit
deal concerning the School of Journal- j nessed the Ames game,
ism of the University of Missouri at I E lV Hackney and HaJ shackelford
Columbia and I believe it is accomplish- 1 ,,ave gone home tQ take part n ele(.
ing much good. I hope to lie able to , Uon campaigns The fathers ot both
get a closer glimpse of it in the near ; are candidates for re-election to Con-
lUtlire. tn-Dic nn tta rinmnnMlln t'l.t C.
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: Hackney from the fifteenth district
J. A. DeLaVergne, secretary ,.1 tl'" , and Mr. Shackelford from this district.
executive committee of the School of !
Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, writes:
"1 want to say that I am very favorably Ancient Marriage Contract.
impressed with the mechanical make- , A marriage lontract over 2.000 years
up of the University Missourian as wel
old discovered in a tomb near Cairo.
The Hallowe'en marauders at least
made a move in the right direction when
they tore up the old plank sidewalk on
llitt street. Whether or not this move
ment will result in any improvement is
is with the up-to-date character of the , Egypt, and now in the collection of tin-
news department and the ably conducted Museum of Art. Toledo, O., has. it is
editorial department." announced, been deciphered by the Egyp-
.tologists at the Universitv of Strass-
J. R. Powell, principal of the Yeat- -nrg, Germany, and found to be from a
man High School, St. Louis, writes: "In historic standpoint one of the imt im
bclialf of the Yeat man High School. J'ortant documents biought to light in
I desire to thank you for the regular recent years. George W. Steven, di
receipt of the University Missourian. rector of the Toledo Museum, shaking
I consider the paper a remarkable con- jt a correspondent for the Associated
tribution to college journalism." Press, said: "The papyrus determines
I two matters of great importance. It
"We wish you success," vviites Philip j establishes the period of an Egyptian
T. Dodge, president of the Mergentha- ' Pharaoh whose time of reign has been
ler Linotype Company, of New York hitherto unknown, and give us doeu
City, in forwarding to the Department jiiientary evidence of the exalted iinan
of Journalism of the University of ii'ial position accorded to married women
Missouri one of its linotype machines. (in -Egypt three centuries before Christ
a TN-sition almost undreamed of and uu-
ORIGIN OF THE 'hoped for by the most enthusiastic new
woman of these modem days. The lost
TITLE. MULES , Pharaoh's period of reign is established
In 1SS0, when Dr. S. S. Laws was as Khabbasha, and the time in 341 B.
president of the University, the law C. From the translation, it is estab
students were christened "mules" and li!icil that in case the wife repudiated
"mules" they have remained to this the husband, she allowed him to take
day. , back half his dower. This is-the leverse
As the students were assembling in of modern customs, especially in En
tile auditorium one day, the Lawyers irepean countries, where the wife is ex
made so much noise that some time was pected to contribute the dot or dower.
CE and cold in November are taken
as a promise of warm weather about
Christmas time. Hence the proverb,
"If the ice bear a man before Christmas
it will not bear a mouse after." And
again:
"If there's ice in November that will
bear a duck,
There'll be nothing after but sludge and
muck."
There is a familiar saying attached
to Hallowe'en, Oct. 31:
"If ducks do slide at Hollantide,
At Christmas they will swim.
If ducks do swim at Hollantide,
At Christmas they will slide."
Birds and beasts are all more or less
sensitive to coming changes in the
weather and by observing their move
ments warning of changes in the weath
er may be noted.
like amusement to tone up their daily j Most of the college of the country required for President Laws to bring The Egyptian husband not only re
lift
If one lays aside prejudice and cant,
he will find that the good play is bene
ficial, not harmful. Such a play
brushes aside the blues, is the means
of spending a most delightful evening,
and gives one a more wholesome, sym
pathetic, view of life.
ire in constant receipt of bequests of them to order. When he could make ceived nothing from the biide, but had
women, some of them large and others t himself heard President Laws remarked to put up a bonus to make himself a
small, all helping a good cause. Ober- ' that the lawyers seemed like a lot of matrimonial possibility. The document
lin College has just received $1,000 by . mules with their brains in their heels, shows that in case of a separation he
the will of the late Elizabeth Warriner
of Springfield, Mass. The income is to
be devoted to the needs of students
in the theological seminarv.
The name appealed to the students as was allowed by his wife to take but
very appropriate for the Lawyers, so 'one-third of the money thev should
"Mules" became their name and prob
ably will remain so for all future time.
have acquired together during the time
they were married."
AMONG other instances it is ob
served that sea birds, as stormy
weather comes on, fly inland in
search of food; wild fowls leave the
marshy grounds for higher localities;
swallows fly low before and during bad
weather; frogs arc unusually noisy be
fore a rain; at the approach of a storm
sheep middle together near bushes and
trees.
Only those animals that must lay up
a store of food for the winter or must
brave the weather in search of it are
icgarded as authorities on future weath
er conditions for long periods ahead.
The winter finds the groves and mea
dows deserted except by few forms of
animal life. The birds are in the
south-Florida, Cuba and even South
America; the snakes, lizards, frogs and
toa.ls are sleeping underground insensi
ble to cold or hunger; the insects have
!een destroyed or are hibernating; only
.. nixes, muskrats and a few other
beasts are left out in the cold.
If at the beginning of winter the fur
of these animals is observed to be
thicker than usual it is taken by the
weathervvise as an indication of a se
vere winter.
Subscription to the University Mis-
souuian- is 2 for the school term. 8l.ss
a semcster-invariably in advance. Sub
scribe now.
movement of the Persian i,.4
- disputed for a while the advance
of Christianity, was the subject of the
fifth lecture by Professor Jackson in hjs
Lowell Institute course at Harvard oa
the ".Religions of Persia."
"There were two widely disseminated
religious movements that sprang out of
Zoroastrianism," said the speaker
"which affected the West as well as the
East. One of these was the worship,
of Mithra, the divinity of Hrnt j-j
truth; the other was Maniciiaeism, th&
faith founded in the third Christian
century by the religion, Ieajer
teacher, Mani." Each of these creeds
came for a time into a competition more
or le63 active with Christianity, mi
each yielded ultimately to the world'a
greater religion in the We-t and to the
Mohammedan belief in the East. The
history of each movement has ita inter.
est to the thinking man today as well
as to the theologian.
Of the two the faith in Mithra wa
the more widely diffused and attracted
more attention in the world outside of
Persia. It spread over all of western
Europe, even into Great Britain, and
persisted for two or three cuituries. It
was accepted at Borne, to which it is.
said to have been brought to Pompey
by some captured pirates, and its limits
were hardly less remarkable than those
of the empire itself.
Mithra, lord of wide pastures. was the
personification of the sun Perhaps
more accurately he was the light of day
rather than the biin itself As a sua
god he had some affinities to Jupiter.
In the Avestan hymns he rides in his
chariot with his arms upliitcd, with
Rashnu on his right and Christa on his.
left. He was the god of truth, and woe
be to him who would lie in his pres
ence. He had a place by the side of the
supreme God, Ormazd. With his thou
sand senses and ten thousand eyes and
ears, he sought out the sinner that had.
belied his word, broken his pledge or
been untrue to his faith. And in this,
connection there was given a curious,
setting forth of relationships or rather
their strength, under different lombina
tions. The pledge between two friends,
was twenty fold; between copartners,
in land thirty fold, and between busi
ness partners forty fold. The scale goes,
up into family life, rating fifty fold be
tween man and wife, sixty fold between
two pupils of the same master, and sev
enty fold between master and pupil.
Son-in-law and father-in-law have an.
eighty fold pledge, two brothers a nine
ty fold bond, while between father and
son it is one hundred fold. Between na
tions the pledge is one thousand fold,
and in a matter connected with the
religion of Mazda it was ten thousand
fold. Mothers and sisters did not enter
into this rating at all.
Monuments to Mithra, remains of the
temples and accounts that have beea
preserved give some idea of the nature
of the worship. It included lustrations.
and eastigations, a sacrament, wine and.
various rites. Its temples were often
times in caves, and its symbols the fig
ure of Mithra, usually as the slayer of
the bull, and with him his faithful dog,
nameless like the hound of Meleager,
who is also a solar hero. The serpent,
the scorpion, the cock and the ant were
symbolic to Mithra and an emblem of
the faith, also solar in meaning, were,
the torches, one inverted, typifying the
sun in its circular course. Finally it
lost strength and began to fade, giving
place to Maniciiaeism.
Mani, teacher and prophet, was bora
in Babylon, but of Persian ancestry.
He appeared in A. D. 21b', and thanks
to an eclectic education given him by
his father, he formulated a creed com
posed of elements from the Persian,
Babylonian and other faiths with a tinc
ture of Christian ideas. It was in a
way antagonistic to the young Chris
tian church, and until very recently
the knowledge of it has been by infer
ence, for all of its books were lost. Pole
mic writings, quotations in the writ
ings of the church fathers furnished
all that was known of it until the
latest finds in Chinese Turkestan.
Among the sand-buried ruins of Tur-
fan, preserved in the earth in one of the
most arid regions of the earth, the
Bible of this faith, or fragments of it
have been so recently discovered that
the scholars have not as yet had the
time to decipher the texts. An expedi
tion fostered by the Emperor William
within ten years has resurrected these
writings, which have literally been bur
ied in the earth for a thousand years,,
and the task of deciphering is now fa
progress. It is the voice of the teacher
himself, who says. "I, Mani, messenger
of the god of truth and last of the
prophets." On leather slips, and some
on paper, to the number of eight hun
dred leaves, are the remains of this Bi
ble, the work of translatim: which bts
devolved largely upon Professor W. F.
K. Muller of the Berlin Academy. The
story of Mani was sketched by Dt
Jackson, his friendliness with King"
Shapur and the enmity of King Bahraa
L who put him to death in A. D. 27&
The religion was dualistic in character;
it made much headway following Miti-
raism, but succumbed to Christianity j
and Islam. T-n l,,.,,.!.! ,., later ).-l
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munism and heresy that hid but
short life.
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