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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1908.
ANYTHING TO EAT
OUT ON SIDEWALKS
Missourian Reporter Takes a
Look at Display of
EXPOSED TO DUST AND GERMS
State Commissioner M. H.
Lamb Says Condition is
Menace to Health.
WHAT A REPORTER SAW
EXPOSED TO DUST AND
GERMS ON SIDEWALKS
Cabbages, carrots, lemons, oranges,
sweet potatoes, celery, cranberries,
California grapes, figs, dried fruit
apples, peaches, apricots, grape-fruit,
turnips, pineapples, onions, potatoes,
beets, boxes of dates, beans, barrels
of oysters, herrings, pickles and su
gar, coffee, barrels of sauer kraut,
pears, bunches of bananas, crackers,
tobacco, molasses, jelly, cider, prunes,
raisins, and many other articles of
Aside from giving Columbia the pro
vincial aspect of a village, the sidewalk
displays in front of grocery stores, ac
cording to State Dairy and Food Com
missioner Lamb, are unsanitary and a
menace to health. Exposed to germ-l.uk-n
dust and subjected to possible
infection in other ways, foods lie all
day along Broadway, a nuisance to
persons walking along the street and a
danger to the health of customers, Mr.
When a reporter for the University
Missourian walked through the business
district yesterday afternoon, lie saw
enough to bear out Mr. Lamb's state
ment that foods are exposed to dust
Flies, Dust Germs.
One grocery store on Broadway had
benches lined up outside, laden with
all sorts of groceries, beside a quantity
of meat, piled in a heap. There were
pigs' heads, salt meat, dressed rabbits,
and fresh meat.
The meat was covered with flies and
cobwebs, and a thick coat of dust was
On the edge of the sidewalk in front
of this same store was a show case
luled with butter. There were two big
holes in the case and horses were tied
to a post by its side.
Persons passing the grocery stores
finger the wares.
Nice for the Dogs.
Dogs passing the stores, have been
seen to stop and lick cabbages or pieces
of meat. The grocer comes out, if he
ses the act, and scares the dog away.
Groceries were not only displayed on
benches belonging to the stores, but took
up one-half the sidewalk in front of
the stores, thereby obstructing the
pavements. Several stores had no such
"IZZY" ANDERSON TO
LEAVE THE UNIVERSITY
Best-Known Student Will Enter Kansas
City Medical SchooL
One man will be missing when
the Tiger squad returns from Kansas
City after the Thanksgiving Day foot
ball game with Kansas. "Izzy" Ander
son, assistant coach of the team and
probably the best-known student of the
University of Missouri, will remain be
hind to complete the last year of his
medical course at the University Med
ical College of Kansas City, where more
clinical advantages are to be had than
"Izzy" Anderson is now in his ninth
year as a student of the University.
He was graduated from the Academic
Department, took graduate work and
later entered the medical school. "Izzy"
has been a leading worker in the Y. M.
C. A. and has been prominently iden
tified with many student activities.
On the football gridiron he was
known as one of the most conscien
tious workers for the success of the
team who ever wore the Missouri colors.
He dew-loped into a star half back.
Lately he has aided in coaching the
team and has been head coach of the
The passing of "Izzy" from the Uni
versit. in the minds of the older stu
dents" and many alumni, will be almost
as if one of the Ionic columns on the
campus were removed.
Indoor Tennis for Girls.
The girls tennis club of 3Iinnesota
is planning to enjoy indoor tennis
throughout the winter.
Mrs. Ethlynn Mitchell Arnold.
THIS is Mrs. Charles Arnold, who
was Miss Ethlynn Mitchell until
last Saturday evening, when she
and Arnold suddenly decided to wed.
The young man telephoned to the oflice
of the Columbia Missouri Herald, of
which he is editor, and had employees
there send a clergyman to the bride's
home to perform the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold are now out of
town on their honeymoon. They are
expected to return next week.
WEATHER IS HAZY, BUT
OPINIONS ABOUT K. U.
FOOTBALL GAME AREN'T
However, Weather Man Says it Will Be
Cloudy and Cooler Tomorrow.
This is the kind of day when bluish
haze softens the gaunt outlines of trees,
when languor creeps into the movements
of campus tennis players, when "rooters"
whistle to keep their courage up until
the Kansas game and the co-eds pledge
loyalty, whether Missouri wins or not.
Such ideal conditions couldn't be ex
pected to continue permanently, and the
Weather Man created no surprise when
he gave out this forecast today:
''Slightly cloudy and cooler tonight and
The temperature was 48 at C a. m. and
00 at 2 p. m.
U. OP M. ALUMNUS IS
Arthur M. Curtis, of Wright County,
Only 22 Years Old.
IIARTVILLE, Mo., Nov. 19. Wright
county has the youngest prosecuting
attorney in the United States. He is
Arthur 31. Curtis, who was 22 years
old Oct. 18.
3Ir. Curtis was born near Norwood,
about ten miles south of this place. He
ln-gan his public career when he was
only 17 years old.
3Ir. Curtis entered the law department
of the State University, at Columbia, in
February, 1900, and was graduated in
June, 1908. He was admitted to the bar
in 3Iay, 190S, before leaving college.
As soon as he was through college he
came here, opened a law office, and be
gan the practice of his profession.
DR. HALL TO SPEAK HERE
Dean of Northwestern University Will
Deliver Three Lectures.
Dr. Winfield S. Hall, A. 31., Ph. D.,
31. D., dean of students of Northwestern
University 3Iedical School of Chicago,
will be in Columbia Saturday and Sun
day to deliver three lectures.
Dr. Hall will give his lecture, '"The
Secret of 3Ianhood." at the Christian
church Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
In the University auditorium Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 he will speak on "The
Young 3Ian's Problem." to men. At
4:30 he will give his lecture, "The de
lation of Intellectual to Physical De
velopment." WOULD COMBAT SOCIALISM
Boston Capitalist Proposes to
Br fnltfd Tress.
BOSTON. Nov. 19. Edmund B.
bour. a wealthy retired merchant of Bos
ton, is alioiit to endow thirty colleges
throughout 3Iasachusetts. for the com
bating of socialism.
3tr. Barbour lielicves that most col
lege bred persons flock to the cities and
there iH-eome discontented and eventu
ally socialists. His plan seeks to coun
teract this tendency, by affording per
sons in the country a training in lib
eral arts, at an expense of $138 for the
entire four years' course.
BULLETIN SERVICE HERE ON
THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL GAME
The University Missourian will give a bulletin service on the Thanks-
giving football game between Missouri and Kansas in the auditorium of
the University of Missouri.
A member of the University Missourian staff will be sent to Kansas
City to report all the salient points of the game, and they will be tele-
graphed to the Missourian here to be announced to the stay-
Arrangements are under way for adequate telegraph service.
Since many students will leave Columbia Wednesday for Kansas City
or to spend the Thanksgiving holidays at home, there will bo no issue
of the University Missourian Wednesday, Xov. 25. The first issue fol
lowing Thanksgiving will appear Monday, Xov. 30.
TO K. C. ABANDONED
Negotiations Are Started Too
Late to Charter the
TRIP WOULD BE HAZARDOUS
Guarantee is Not Sufficient
to Bring Boat from
Owing to tue delav in starting ne- !
gotiations it will be impossible to get
river transportation to Kansas City
Thanksgiving Day. Word to this effect
was received this morning from the Dia
mond Jo Line of St. Louis.
Following is the letter, in part, re
ceived from Isaac P. Lusk, general
freight and passenger agent of the line:
"I do not know of any available boat
that could be secured at this late hour
for the occasion. Our steamers are all
laid up in winter quarters and it would
require at least two weeks to get one
of them ready.
Cost Would Be too Great.
"I do not think your guarantee of
300 persons at $2.50 each would lie suf
ficient inducement for one to send a
boat up from here to Kansas City and
return. In fact, it would cost over
twice that amount to run a large boat,
capable of accommodating your number,
from here to Kansas City and return.
"The trip would be hazardous, owing
to the low stage of water in the 3Iis
souri at present, and the possibility
of getting frozen in or laid up on a sand
"As I doubt whether there is any
boat up in that neck of the woods that
would be allowed to carry 300 people
or even half that numlier, I am afraid
you will have to abandon your plan for
this year and submit to the demands
of the railroads."
District Attorney Believes
That Van Vlissingen
By United Press.
CHICACO, Nov. 19. Peter Van Vlis
singen, the wealthy Chicago business
man who admitted $700,000 forgeries,
started this morning for the State
prison at Joliet to serve an indetermin
ate sentence of one to fourteen years.
Scores of his victims are still be
seiging the receivers. The district at
torney believes that Van Vlissingen
concealed nearly $300,000 assets, nc
has obtained two additional indictments
which he will use as a elub to force
the prisoner to disgorge.
A WIDOWER TEN MINUTES
Missourian Weds Soul Mate After Wife
No. i Gets Divorce.
SPRINGFIELD, 3Io., Nov. 19. Ten
minutes after his wife had obtained a
diorce in the circuit court here today,
William T. Barr, a wealthy contractor
of Pfeifier. led 3Irs. 3Iary A. Oppenha
mer of this city to the altar. The
ceremony was performed in a law office.
Parr's bride was named in the divorce
petition of his first wife. The divorced
wife charged that Barr often referred to
3Irs. Oppenhamer as his soulmate.
Initiated into Acacia.
J. II. Brooking, a graduate Engineer
ing studnt. and 31. T. Prewitt, Arts and
Science, '12. were initiated into the Aca
cia fraternity last evening.
TAKES THIRD WIFE
Noted Criminal Lawyer Weds
Woman He Represented
in Divorce Suit.
TELEPHONES THE INVITATIONS
Sudden Ceremony Surprises
Friends of Bride and
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19. Former Lieu
tenant Governor Charles P. Johnson,
one of the foremost criminal lawyers
of the west, took his third wife in St.
Louis yesterday. The bride was 3Irs.
Anna A. Wilder, who was recently di
vorced from Andrew Wilder, of Ste.
Genevieve, 3Io., Gov. Johnson acting as
The marriage was unexpected to the
relatives of both parties. It took
place in the private office of the circuit
judge at St. Louis. Gov. Johnson is
71 years of age, his young wife being
twenty-nine years his junior.
3Irs. Johnson has three sons who are
living. She is a cousin of the late Dr.
Aucrust Bernays, who was one of the
most distinguished surgeons of the west.
Thirty minutes before the ceremony.
Gov. Johnson telephoned his relatives to
attend the wedding, and they hastily
gathered at the Courthouse in their
street clothes. Gov. Johnson and his
wife went to their future home at No.
1300 Washington boulevard immediately
after the wedding.
Gov. Johnson defended Arthur Dues
trow, the famous millionaire wife-mur
derer. This was the only ease he ever
lost. He is also an orator of rank. His
second wife, who was formerly 31iss
Lutic Tunicke, of St. Louis, died three
OVER FOREST FIRES
Millionaire in Balloon
Unable to Equal Lahm
By United Tress.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19. Albert Bond
Lambert and Capt. II. E. Honeywell,
sailing in 3Ir. Lambert's balloon, the
lankee, landed at Grove, Ga., this morn
ing. They were aloft eighteen hours
and covered 450 miles.
They landed yesterday at Boyd. 111.,
and after talking to some farmers, re
sumed their flight. Between Boyd, 111.,
and Grove, Ga., they sailed over forest
fires all night.
They failed to equal the Lahm Cup
record, of 405 miles, held by Capt.
Chandler, U. S. A.
BUILDING FOR MICHIGAN
Alumni to Provide $300,000 Six-Story
Dormitory at Ann Arbor.
ANN ARBOR, 3Iieh., Nov. 1!!. At the
annual 3Hchigan Union banquet at the
University of 3Iiehigan Clarence W. Bar
liour. representing the alumni in New
York, announced that plans had been
made and money subscribed for the erec
tion of a $300,000 dormitory with im
The dormitory will be a six-story
building, at Williams and 3faynard
streets, capable of housing 250 to 300
men. The commons will be a one-story
building with a capacity for loarding
from 000 to 1,000 students. The land
has been acquired and the plan has been
approved by the university senate.
DR. HILL SCORES
Blames Cigarettes for Small
Attendance at Student
KNOCKS FOOTBALL KNOCKERS
Doesn't Wholly Approve the
Game, But Urges Support
Dr. A. Ross Hill, president of the
University of 3Iissouri, at the student
assembly this morning, denounced the
custom of smoking cigarettes in the cor
ridors or class rooms of University
Dr. Hill contrasted the attendance at
the assemblies of the (University of
3Iissouri with that at the University
of Kansas. He said at Kansas on as
sembly days the University auditorium
is packed, while at 3Hssouri on the
same days hardly more than 100 or loO
students attend. Dr. Hill said the poor
attendance here was due to the fact
that young men gathered in the corri
dors of Academic Hall and smoked ci
garettes during the assembly hour.
Will Report Smokers.
"In the past I have tried to over
look this matter," said Dr. Hill, "but
it has liecomc such a disgraceful oc
currence that in the future whenever I
see or hear that any student of the
University of 3Iissouri is smoking in
the corridors or in the class rooms of
any University building. I shall report
him to the Board of Curators."
Dr. Hill then read a statute of the
University prohibiting smoking in the
corridors or class rooms of any Uni
Knocks the Knockers.
President Hill told the "knockers" to
wait until the end of the football
season to start their "knocking." He
said it did no good tc "knock" the coach
and the individual players.
"I am not a firm believer of football
as it is now flayed," he said, "but we
have the game and should unite in sup
porting the team. We should develop
at 3Iissoun the spirit that "3Iissoun
expects every man to do his duty.'
With a spirit like that the players
would know what 3Iissouri expects and
would do it."
The auditorium contained the largest
student audience of the year and Dr.
Hill's talk was greeted with heartv ap
At the conclusion of his address tne
band played popular selections.
TO AID IN COACHING
Former Football Star Will Assist
Monilaw in Drilling Tigers.
George Anamosa, of Scdalia, a former
Tiger football star, has returned to Co
lumbia to aid Coach 3IoniIaw in whip
ping the 3Iisouri team into shape for
the Thanksgiving Day game.
Anamosa distinguished himself as a
fullback b- his nere and speed. As a
football player he weighed only 105
pounds; now he tips the scales at 210.
He is practicing law.
"Anny" will be on Rollins Field this
eening to help coach the back field.
BOONE COUNTY TEACHERS
ARE IN ANNUAL SESSION
Children of First Grade of Columbia
The Boone County Teachers Associa
tion is holding its annual session today
in the Unhersity of 31issouri audito
rium. The teachers organised for business
at !) o'clock this morning and at 11
o'clock L. -I. Hall of Joplin delivered
the opening address.
A feature of the afternoon session
was the singing of school -o:igs. by
children of the first grades of the Co
The Teachers' Association will be in
session three days. Geo. T. Portor,
Boone county school commissioner, is
president of the association.
Yale Needs an End.
Yale has ued up five men on the
extreme left end of her footliall team
and is now up against it for a sixth,
the five having leen put out of the
running on account of injuries.
Here's a Heavy Quarterback.
Atkinson, 3Iinnesota's quarterback,
weighs 185 pounds.
STAND ADMITS HE
Richest Man is Recalled As
Witness in Litigation to
Oust Standard Oil, and
Tells Its Early History.
TIMOROUS, HE SEEMS TO
HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE
Gives Evidence About Deals
When He First Took
Bulletin, 3:30 p. m
By United Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. ig. Rockefeller
admitted on the stand this afternoon
that the Standard Oil Co. accepted re
bates of ten per cent from the Penn
sylvania Railroad, under an agreement
to ship a certain amount of oil annu
ally. B7 United Press.
XEW YORK, Xov.
hesitating and in a
Rockefeller, supreme dictator
of the Standard Oil trust, swore shortly
p. m. yesterday that he would
tell the whole truth and nothing but
the truth in replying to the questions
about to be propounded to him by the
United States attorneys who arc seek
ing to learn in an inquiry conducted be
fore Commissioner Ferriss, the corporate
status of the greatest corporation in the
The bland assurance which had
marked the appearance of the American
Croesus at his last appearance in a pub
lie trial was gone and he appeared to
shrink from the hundred newspaper
men and almost half as many photog
raphers who were present at the custom
house to greet him following his short
walk across Bowling Green from his
offices at 20 Broadway.
His Attempt at Humor.
As he entered the court room a buzz
of expectancy died away into a dead
calm. Replying to a query as to the
date of his first connection with the
Standard Oil, the magnate replied:
"Not later than 1SG2, nor earlier than
'"You were a very young man then!"
"Somewhat younger than I am now,"
almost timorously replied the richest
man in the world, who is also a member
of the American Press Humorists. As
he spoke the witness swept the room
as if seeking the verdict of his curious
audience, upon his attempt at humor.
Then slowly without interruption
friendly counsel guided the witness
through the explanations of the intri
cate formation of the early mergers of
Rockefeller's oil company.
Witness is Willing.0
The witness was willing, apparently
een anxious to explain.
'In 1807," said Rockefeller, "all the
warehouses, refinery and sales business
of Rockefeller & Andrews was alisorbed
and entirely taken over by Rockefeller,
Andrews & Flagler."
"Was 3Ir. Flagler a new acquisition
to your company I" asked Attorney
John G. 3!ilburn.
"3Ir. Flagler was a man of large busi
ness capacity ami a valuable addition
to our company," replied the witness
The witness explained that no change
in his business took place until Jan
uary. 1370, when a numlier of capital
ists were added in the formation of the
Standard Oil Company of Ohio, with a
capital of $1,000,000.
Business Grew Steadily.
"The Standard Gil Company of Ohio,"
continued the witness, "took over the
property and business of Rockefeller &
Co., Rockefeller, Andrews &, Co., Rocke
feller. Andrews &, Flagler. In fact all
the property and business in which I
"Up to this time the business had
been one of steady growth and increase.
tf course we devoted ourseh'es to a
study of everything that would pro
mote growth in commercial and financial
lines. We had no other business."
Journalists to Meet.
The students in the Department of
Journalism will meet in Room 3G of
Academic Hall Friday; evening pursuant
to a call of the president, to arrange
for a department "stunt." Committees
have been at work for several weeks
devising "stunts" and yells.