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UOTTERSITY MISSOURIAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1908.:
An criming nezrsfafer fullisied at Columbia,
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journalism cf the Unizersity
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S p. m., Read
Dr. E. II. Schorer on "Some
Common Cause of Death,"
Assembly in Auditorium, 10
Randolph County Club, 10 p.
m., Room 44, Academic Hall.
Football Missouri vs. Wash
ington. Athenaean Literary Society.
Polk Miller, entertainer, Au
ditorium, S p. m.
Lecture by George Z. T.
Athenaean Literary Society.
4 p. m. to Nov. 30, at S a. m.
Lecture, John T. McCutcheon,
Lecture, Lorado Taft, Audito
rium. Nov. 10.
THE ART LOVERS GLILD.
The Art Lovers Guild of Columbia
aims to promote artistic interests and
activities and to advance the knowledge
and appreciation of art. At the pre
vious exhibitions conducted by its rep
resentative collections of paintings, pot
tery, porcelain, etc., have been brought
to Columbia. Opportunity has thus
been given which could not otherwise
hae been had for the encouragement of
educational art exhibition and for keep
ing pace with contemporary progress.
Talks in the galleries by competent lecturer-
have been arranged. The guild
should appeal to thi- University com
munitv. The habitual knocker hurt him-elf
as well as the enterpri-e which he condemn-.
He is neither a true 'sport nor
a good fellow. St. Patrick won undying
fame by driving nake- from the Emer
ald I-Ie. Who will le the one to achieve
honor by driving knockers from Amer
Tli- stubborn student may so educate
hi rea-oning powers as to change the
stubliornne5 into the will power which
overcomes all obstacles. But the wishy
w.ishy student has nothing to build on
and will awavs be a nonentitv.
One of the chief rea-on of lack of
attention in the clas- room is the poor
ventilation. A room with too much
heat and not enough freh air will
make the mo-t brilliant member of the
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER.
(Reprinted from the first issue of the Cr.iversity
The University Missourian is for the
training of students in journalism. It
is the laloratory, the clinic, the prac
tice chool of the department of jour
nalism of the University of Missouri.
The work upon this newspaper other
than mechanical is to be done by the
students, under the direction of the
faculty, experienced newspapermen, as
part of the regular course in this de
partment. In the pursuance of this
purpose it will be neees-ary for the
University Missourian to cover the en
tire news field, not limiting itself to
University news, in order that the
training the students receive will be
sufficiently broad to be valuable. It
will give, of course, all the University
new., but in due relation to the gen
eral news of the day. With this news
there will be editorial interpretation
and comment upon public questions.
The University Missourian is not
established to conflict with or supplant
any publication. Its own purpose is
well-defined that of affording, on ad
vanced educational lines, training for
journalism. The laboratory is a ne
cessity for this training. How to do
must be taught by doing. Student pub
lications and the local press will not
have their fields invaded by intention
or design, as such journals serve pur
poses and occupy fields with which this
newspaper is not directly concerned.
The University Missourian will ac
complish its purpose well if the men
and women trained by work upon its
staff are, by such training, better fur
nished for public service; if they shall
go ionn into tne vocation ui journal-
ism better equipped to know and print
the news of the day, the unbiased
news, attractively, accurately, help
fully; if they shall be better enabled
to make comment upon this news fairly,
intelligently and with high ideals; if
they shall learn that American jour
nalism is, in its highest realization,
schoolhouse and forum, teacher and
tribune, a foe to wrong doing, an
aid to education, a force for moral
progress, an exponent of true Ameri
HE girls of Read Hall gave a re
ception Friday night from nine to
eleven at Read Hall. There were
about two-hundred present, each girl
inviting two guests. A short play con
sisting of scenes from Alice in Wonder
land will be given, Alice being repre
sented by Miss Eula Freeman. After
the play there was dancing and light
refreshments were served.
The reception was the first of a se
ries of four to be given by Miss Breed
and the members of the Hall this win
ter. The Hall was decorated with palms
and rubber trees.
The Mad Tea Party, a scene from
Lewis Carroll's "'Alice in Wonderland."'
was cleverly staged.
Those taking part in it were:
Margaret EUston The March Hare
Amalia Schmidt The Doormouse
Adelia Look The Hatter
Eula Freeland Alice
The scene between the White Queen
and Alice was also put on. Miss Eth
lyn Baskett took the part of queen
with credit to herself. Another pleas- i
mg ieaiure oi tue entertainment was
the Pony Ballet. Six girls in red sweat
ers and white tennis hats put on a
chorus that had "professional" touches
to it. Those taking part in it were:
Miss Mae Corwin, Ruth Phillips,
Irene Shafer, Leta Norris, Myrtle My
ers, Mabel Whitney.
Those in the receiving line were: Miss
Breed, Mrs. Hill, Miss Edith Geery, Miss
Alice Ilanna. .
Miss Clara Avery of Troy, Mo., who
was graduated in the class of "07, is
at the Pi Phi house.
Miss Lily Sue Hostetter, Pi Phi in
the University in 1004-5, is visiting Miss
Mittie V. Robnet.
Miss Aileen Davidson, Kappa in the
University last year is visiting this week
Miss Clara Avery, Pi Phi in the Uni
versitv in 1006-7 is visiting in Columbia.
Evidently the students of an agricul
tural college are no longer ashamed to
admit something more homely than the
law or engineering as their ultimate pro-
fes-ion. We read that a Western insti
tution of this kind is urging its foot
ball team to victory with this:
Give it to 'em
Bravo! Let each of us go forth to
battle in his true colors, and the victory
is ours. We would be very glad to know
that Missouri's agricultural students at
Columbia were ringing the welkin with
something like this:
Whoa, mule, whoa
So, Boss, so!
U. of Mo.!""
And we may be sure that Kanas
would rejoice to hear her alfalfa stu
dentry rocking the prairies with some
such frank battle cry as this:
In a sack!
And forty shoats
Milk the goats!"
And we make no doubt that Nebraska
would gladly increase her appropriation
for the State Agricultural College if the
"aggies" massed before the State House
some day and thrilled the Legislature
Do the biz!
Back to the country! St. Louis Post
Dispatch. Passing of British Seamen.
If we prefer to have foreign seamen
in our forecastles to the exclusion of
our own countrymen, that is our look
out. It may not be patriotic, but if we
have nothing to fall kick on to man
our steamers, they will be welcomed on
account of their comparative steadiness
as compared with our own men. It has
always been the case that the pick of
our British seamen will be found in the
uners. wnue me otners get what is
left. Nautical Magazine.
(The CclierJlty Mismariui lnrlte contri
bution!, not to exceed 200 words, on mitten
of UnlTfrsitr interest. The name of tbe
writer should accompany such letters, bat will
not be printed unless desired. The Cnlrcr
slty Missourian does not express spproral nor
disapproral of these communications by print-
To the Editor of the Cnlrersltr Missourian:
Hoopla: Hooray! Three cheers and
two tigers for J. W. Stone! He ltelieves
in making Columbia a city beautiful.
When your eyes become tired looking
at the grocery displays, empty good
boxes. barber poles, et cetera, on Broad
way (of course they have a right to be
there or the city council wouldn't per
mit "', no siree), just walk up to the
opera house and take a squint at the
beautiful billboards just completed and
decorated. Here's hoping the Tigers
leat Washington, and that the boys will
celebrate with a bonfire. W.
Gills and "M" Sweaters.
To the Bdltor of tbe Cnirerrity Missourian:
By what merit have the University
girls won the right to "sport" sweater.-,
bearing the "Golden II.." the ymlol of
distinction iu athletics? It will be in
teresting to see which will be the next
article of men's apparel for them to
Of the 80,000 sightless persons in
America about 35.000 are able to read
blind printing. The fact that they are
blind lessens in most instances their
earning capacity, and inasmuch as the
making of reading matter for them is a
costly operation it is practically impo
sible without aid from wealthy people
to supply them with literature.
The oldest newspaper for, the blind i
puoiisneu at College lew. .Neb. It is
called the Christian Record and wa
founded at Battle Creek. Mich., in 1900
by A. 0. WiIon and his wife, who are
Wilson did the editing, his wife the
printing and binding. Wilson has since
engaged in other business, but his wife
is still the composing room force. Four
years ago the plant was moved to Ne
braska. It began with a circulation of 100
copies. Today 2.000 copies are printed
each month, and there are 0,000 name
on the waiting list. These persons would
like to subscribe and are willing to pay
the subscription price but the pub
lisher is in the po-ition of losing more
money the more subscribers he gets.
One sheet of paper can carry but one
page of reading matter, since the mat
ter printed is read from the opposite
ide from that upon which the printing
i- done. When the magazine or book
is bound it must be padded at the back
to allow for the rai-ed or embo cd
Blind printing has been in the pro
cess of evolution since 1734. but only
within the last ten years has invention
made it possible to place the result-,
either in book or magazine form, at a
price that many of the blind could af
ford. A number of printing establish
ments exist in the United States, the
largest being that of the Matilda Zeig
ler Magazine in New York City, which
has the largest circulation of any
printed. This is made possible by the
fact that Mrs. Zeiffler ravs the p.vce
I sit rnt nliAi'n tit-. cntlinn ?n nl.mit
20.000 a year.
In most establishments the work is
done by blind people. The editor writes
his copy with a little machine built on
the principle of the typewriter, but so
-mall that it can be held on one knee,
which embosses the letters. This copy
i- turned over to the compositor and the
writing is reproduced on a machine
similar to the one used by the editor
except that it is larger, alout the -ize
of a sewing machine, and it makes the
impression on thin copper plate. A foot
lever is used to force the points into the
metal plates. In some of the small
shops the impression is made by a tap
on an awllike piece of steel.
When the metal sheet are finished
the compositor or the editor does the
proofreading. If an error is detected it
is necessary to smooth down the surface
at that point, or if that is impossible
the plate must be made over again. The
mechanical difficulties involved make
change from copy very infrequent.
The metal plates are next put in the
printing press on rollers. These re-t
against other rollers holding rubler
mat. The paper runs between, and at
each revolution the copper plates force
their impression through the paper.
turning out printed pages.
In the papers and magazines printed
for the blind very little fiction is found.
Some short stories appear, but seldom
any serial. While most of the papers
have a religious tinge, they aim to give
condensations of current events.
The College View publication has a
wide range of circulation. Nevada is
the only state not represented on its
subscription list, and copies go to Can
ada, England. Australia and Mexico.
The University of Texas is plan
ning a 'home-coming'' of all the alumni
and ex-students to celebrate the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the school on
Nov. 25 and 26.
Late returns indicate that the Mis
souri Legislature will be Democratic on
joint ballot, the House being Republi
can and the Senate Democratic by a
majority of ten.
First District Josiah W. Peck (R-),
Third Francis M. Wilson (D.), Platte
Fifth M. E. Casey (D.), Kansas City.
Seventh Wallace Green (R.), Kansas
Ninth George "W. Humphrey ;(D.),
Eleventh Eugene W. Stark (D.),
Thirteenth Frank W. McAllister
Fifteenth Holmes Hall (R.), Sedalia.
Seventeenth James P. Chinn .(D.),
Nineteenth William II. Booth (R.),
Twenty-first Thomas F. Lane (D.),
Twenty-third Arthur L. Oliver (D.),
Twenty-fifth A. E. L. Gardner (R.),
Twenty-seventh John W. Vosholl
Twenty-ninth Charles F. Krone (R.),
Thirty-first Thomas E. Kinney (D.).
Thirty-third Joseph H. Brogan (D.).
Republicans, 7; Democrats. 11.
Second District Charles Maver (D.),
Fourth Frank Hudson (R.), Chilli
Sixth E. B. Fields (D.), Browning.
Eighth Henry L. Eads (R.), Pattons
burg. Tenth A. II. Drunert (D.), Jones
burg. Twelfth E. A. Dowell (D.). La Belle.
Fourteenth Sam Major (D.), Fay
ette. Sixteenth William II. Anthony
M. Grimes (R.),
M. McDavid (D.),
P. Dorris (D.), Al-
Twenty-fourth Carter M. Buford
Twenty-sixth John W. Bradley (D.).
Twenty-eighth .John M. Malang (R.),
Thirtieth Adolph E. Methudv (R.).
Thirty-second Jeff J. Prendergast
iD.). St. Louis.
Thirty-fourth Arthur E. Kammerer
(R.). St. Louis.
Republicans. 0; Democrats. 11.
House of Representatives.
Adair County John W. Tinman
Andrew C. E. Stevenson (R.), Sa
vannah. Atchi-on -lames M. Sliger (D.).
Audrain Edwin C. Waters (D.), Van
dalia. Barry W. A. Wear (D.), Carroll.
Barton Edwin L. Moore (D.). Lamar.
Bates La wrence M. Griffith (D.).
Bolinger Henry M
Boone Morton H.
Buchanan First Di-trict. Edward L.
Hart (It.). St. Joseph: Second. U. G.
Crandall (D.). St. Jo-eph; Third. Harrv
C. Yates (D.). Agency: Fourth. William
II. Sherman (D.). St. Joseph.
Butler James M. Irby (R.), Poplar
Caldwell D. E. Adams (R.). Kings
ton. Callaway Lorenzo D. Thompson (D.),
Camden Sidney C. Roach (R.), Linn
Cape Girardeau Frederick E. Kies
Carroll Jud-on B. Hale (R.). Hale.
Carter Lafayette Alcorn (D.), EUsi
nore. Cas Thomas Coulter (D.). Peculiar.
Cedar W. E. Kiltion (R.). Eldorado
Chariton John D. Taylor (D.). Key
teville. Christian Robert M. Mapes (R.),
Clark Charles F. Carter (D.), Luray.
Clay Theodore Emerson (D.), Liber
ty. Clinton Pross T. Cross (D.), Lath
rop. Colo-Joseph P. Porth (R.), Jefferson
Cooper John E. Watson (R.). Pilot
Crawford Rolla D. Calkins (R.),
Dade William B. Cochran (R.). Lock
wood. Dallas Ben F. Johnson (R.). Buffalo.
Daviess George A. Stanton (R-),
De Kalb John II. Kimmet (D.), Hel
Dent A. C. Donan (D.), Lake Springs.
Douglas John II. Martin (R-), Ava.
Dunklin-C. P. Hawkins (D.), Ken-
Franklin Alfred A- Vitt (R-), Union.
Gasconade J. W. Hensley (R-), Off-
Gentry John A. Dale (D.), Albany.
Greene First District, Kirk Hawkins
(D.); Second, William II. Wade (R-),
Grundv-rJames E. Ford (R.), Tren
Harrison Freeman J. Hesseltine (R-),
Henry .James D. Lindsay (D.), Clin
ton. Hickory E. M. Kerr (R-), Elkton.
Holt Henderson L. Ward (R.), Craig.
Howard R. S. Walton (D.), Ann
strong. Howell Theodore D. Raymond (R.),
Iron C. II. Polk (D.), Arcadia.
Jackson First District. N. R. Hol-
comb (D.), Oak Grove; Second, W. F.
Conkley ,(D.); Third, William Hicks
(D.): Fourth, Hugh E.Martin (D.),
Kansas City; Fifth, Claude S. Gossett
(D.), Kansas City; Sixth, A. W. Allen
Jasper First District, Uriah Smith
(R.), Carthage; Second, Robert T. Aber
nathy (D.), Centerville; Third, James
Roach (R.), Joplin.
Jefferson George A. Auerswald (R.),
Johnson Wallace Crossley (D.), War
rensburg. Knox A. G. Magee (R-), Edina.
Laclede J. W. Cole (R.), Bidwell.
Lafayette Glover Branch (R.), Lex
ington. Lawrence John W. Hopper (D.),
Lewis Jere T. Muir (D.), La Grange.
Lincoln Jesse J. Duncan (D.), Silex.
Linn B. L. White (D.), Marceline.
Livingston H. P. Scruby (R.), Chilli
cothe. McDonald Fred M. Best (R.), Lana
gan. Macon John T. Barker (D.), La Pla
ta. Madison Frank Sonderman (R.),
Maries J. B. Hayes (D.), High Gate.
Marion Frank H. Sosey (D.), Pal
myra, Mercer T. D. Coon (R.), Mill Grove.
Miller William M. Harrison (R.), El
don. Mississippi Edwin P. Deal (D.),
Moniteau S. W. Hurst D.), Tipton.
Monroe J. Weldon Hardesty (D.),
Montgomery E. Rosenberger (D.).
Morgan I. C. Legere (R.), Versailles.
New Madrid Matt C. Couran (D.),
Newton E. M. Roseberrv (D.), Neo
sho. Nodaway J. H. Lemon (R.), Burling
Oregon Thomas J. Braswell (D.), Al
ton. Osage Alfred A. Speer (R.), Chamois.
Ozark James J. Kvle (R.). Thorn
field. Pemiscot Harvey E. Averill (D.), Ca
ruthersville. Perry Anthony R. Lukefahr (R.).
Pettis G. W. Anamoa (R.), Sedalia.
Phelps Loui J. Rhinehart (R.), Roy-
-M. Jackson Jones (D.). Frank-
-James H. Hull (D.). Platte
Polk Alfred W. Mitchell (R.), Hu
maiisville. Pulaski James L. Johnson (D.). Rich
land. Putnam II. R. Brasfield (R.), Union
ville. Ralls W. B. Fahy (D.), Huntington.
Randolph John E. Lynch (D.), Mo
berly. Ray Thomas B. Cook (D.), Ray ville.
Reynolds William II. Shy (D.), Black.
Ripley Neely Moore (D.), Doniphan.
St. Charles Robert D. Silver (R.), St.
St. Clair Jacob A. Luchsinger (D.),
St. Francois II. D. Ledbetter (R.).
Ste. Genevieve Peter II. Huck (D.)
St. Louis First District, William
Hoelwr (R.). Wellston: Second, Flovd
W. Brooks (R., Vallev Park.
Saline John G. Miller (D.), Marshall.
Schuyler James S. Clopper (D.).
Scotland Martin Miller (D.). Mem
phis. Scott Sydney J. Wade (D.). Benton.
Shannon-C. L. Lyes (D.). Eminence.
Shelby-John T. Perry (D.), Shelbv
ville. Stoddard-Krat C. Spencer (D.).
Stone Theodore Tromly (R.), Galena.
suuivan William F. Colfer (R.), Mi-
Taney A.S.Prathcr (R.), Taneyville.
Texas Louis X. Kimrey (D.), Plato.
Arthur II. Tcrrill, a former student of
the University of .Missouri, has mo,5
from Moberly to Chel-ea, OklahoaL
He writes to the Mi-ourian, wishing th.
"Tigers" and all at Missouri j0,
Earl Hackney, Hal! Shackleford, Mor
gan Taylor, John Bowie and WallaJ
Frye have returned to Columbia after
voting in their home town.
Miss Jennie Green, instructor in Lit.
in in the State Normal School at Kirfa."
ville, alumnus of the University of Jlfc!
souri, was in Columbia yesterday
George J. Salem is in Oakland, Cali
fornia, for the winter.
ng at his home-
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth
President of the United States; npoa
this all records agree. Johnson was the
seventeenth, Grant the eighteenth,
Hayes, the nineteenth, Garfield the twen
tieth, Arthur the twenty-first, Cleve
land the twenty-second, Harrison the
twenty-third, and MeKinley the twenty
fourth. And yet becau-e Mr. Cleveland
went back to the White House for x.
second term it has become general to
call him '"tho twenty-second and twenty
fourth President,"' of the United States,
and accordingly designate MeKinley as.
the twenty-fifth President. The recent
ly dedicated obelisk in Niagara square,
Buffalo, declares its subject to have beea
the twenty-fifth President of the United
States. In the MeKinley peristyle oa
the State Capitol grounds at Columbus
he is again described as the twenty
fifth President. So far a known this.
i3 the universal practice among the in
scription writers. Rooevelt is according
ly declared the twenty-sixth President
and we are asked if we shall not elect
Mr. Taft as the twenty-seventh. It
ought to be possible to correct this num
bering before it is too late.
Mr. MeKinley was the twenty-fourth
of mortal men to serve as President of
the United States. There was but one
Grover Cleveland; he was the twenty-'
econd President in the order of his
original selection. If each term is t
count, Washington should have been en
tered as the first and second President
of the United State, ami Jefferson as
the fourth and fifth. From the inaugu
ration of Washington until the fourth;
of next March there will have been just
thirty presidential term, and there
would be some propriety in referring to
Mr. Taft as the thirty-fir-t President
of the United States making the term,
itself the measure. In that event, Gar
field and Arthur would together be com
prehended in the twenty-fourth. Cus
tom has. however, wisely given each oc
cupant of the office a number as such
and we do not see why Mr. Cleveland,
because his administrations were sep
arated, should be given two numbers,
any more than Grant or Jackson or Jef
ferson. It is entirely po-sjble that we
shall have again in the history of the
country a President re-tored to the
White House after an absence from it.
Nicholas Longworth' reported predic
tion that Mr. Roosevelt may return to
the office is not wholly without plausi
bility, whether the young man ever ac
tually made it or not. Mr. Roosevelt
should not then be counted as the-twenty-sixth
and whatnot President of
the United States, as if he were tw
men. or perhaps a if he were three
men. It seems illogical to give to sep
arated terms a wider meaning than at
taches to two connected terms, and yet
upon that distinction this absurd prac
tice of numbering rest-. Boston Tran
script. Chicago University Registration.
The registration at the University of
Chicago this year is 2.t'25 again-t 2,46S
of last year.
Vernon .John 0. Morri-on (D.), Ne
vada. Warren Dietrich R. Schroer (R-).
Washington Marvin E. Rhodes (R-)t
Wayne James M. Bowers (D.),
Webster John S. Stanley (R.), Sey
mour. Worth Arthur 0. Stanley (D.), Sher
idan. Wright R. II. Hanson iR.l, Hartville
St. Louis City -
First District John F. Miller (RJr
Merrean Bogard (R.). Edward W. Fori
Second Charles Scheuddig (R.), The
odore F. Hagenow (R.), Henry G
Third John Moroney (D.l. John F
McQuade (D.). Felix E. McAdams (D.).
Fourth Henry F. Drote (R.), Charles- .
0. A. Brunk (R.). William Wahlbrink :
Fifth Fred Busche (R.), Alfred A-p;.,t-
""" lW- i
Sixth Hiram Lloyd (R-), Charles V-J
Total Republicans, 71; Democrttorjj