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l UNIVERSITY MISSOUHTAST, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1908. "' M
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Wk netting newspaper published at Columbia,
Mo., every schoolJay by the Department of
Journalism of the Unizersity
Entered at the postoffice at Columbia, Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
SUnSCKIPTION Invariably in Advance:
Ity Mnll or Carrier:
Sellout Year, $2.00; Semester, $1.35.
Single, Copies, Two Cent.
Business Office Koom E, Academic Hall.
Universityot Missouri, Columbia, Mo".
Telei honk Ncmhkkn:
Department office, 377.
business Office, 711.
Only Approrrd Ailrertining Accepted,
Hales on Application.
Address all communications to
Nov. 23. German Club. Ladies' parlor,
S p. in.
Nov. 25. 4 p. in. to Now SO, at 8 a. m.
Dec. 3, S p. in., and Dec. 4, all day,
Oriental .sale, i. W. C. A.,
Dee. 4. Lecture, John T. 3IcCutchcon,
Dec. 11 and 12. Inauguration of Presi
dent A. Ross Hill.
Dec. 12. "She Stoops to Conquer."
Dec. 18. Lecture, Lorado Taft, Audito
rium. THE UNIVERSITY RANI).
The students of the University of
Missouri need not be afraid of saying
too much in praise of the band. Other
universities may have better football
teams, better depa it inputs, liner build
ings, but not one in the United States
can boast of Inning as good a band.
Even the ln-st Military sehools in the
world, West Point and Annapolis, were
forced to concede to Missouri the honor
of leading in this particular.
When the cadets went to the .lames
town Exposition they were forced to
compete with the best trained cadets
in the country and were naturally not
quite so finished in their work. Put
when our band made its appearance
"the btuff was all olT." Other bands
gave up in discouragement and their
instruments were locked up in the
rases, not to appear again until the
standard of competition was not so
The band is not fairly good; it is
very good. It is one of the lwst in the
middle west and plays music which
few bands will undertake. Its tbirty
fie pieces make a volume of music
which is inspiring and when speeches
fail to arouse enthusiasm, just turn the
band loose on "Dixie." Xo Freshman
is fully impressed with the reverence
which is due "Old Missouri" until the
majestic strains of the band playing
that refrain bring every man, woman
and child to their feet.
And the band does good. Eleven
sweating, panting, and oftimes bleed
ing Tigers are crouched on the ground
waiting for the passing of the ball to
set in motion that plunging, charging,
fighting mass. Perhaps the struggle
is desperate and defeat or victory de
pends on (the next few downs, and
maybe the men are weak and exhaust
ed by long, hard playing. Pitterness,
or weakness, or possibly despair creeps
into the heart of some poor man on
whom the play depends; and he weak
en. Then is the time when the band
wins games for the thrilling ring of
some stirring air goes straight from
his ears to his heart and inspires his
very soul with new life: the ball is
p.iscd to him and he plunges with
.superhuman strength through a hole in
the line and fighting irresistibly, he
and the band carry the ball over the
line for the winning score.
According to a late report from the
War Department, the army is sadly in
need of ollicers and every opportunity U
being offered in order that the existing
vacancies may be filled. It is not gen-
crallv known that it is con.paratnelv
an easy matter to secure a commission
in the various branches of the service '
without going through West Point; and
to this end the War Department is send
ing out letters giving full information as
to the requirements.
The requirements demanded are. that
the applitant l plivsieallv, morally and!va,lia' wllcrc S- J)" tchril of Carthage
mentally qualified in order to grace tnejw,n reatl a artk''1' tin;: forth
urtouil shoulder straps. There arc two con,1,t'"- '" Missouri.
ways. besides through the military
academics bv which the rank of Second
Lieutenant mav le attained. The easi- ,
est way is to enlist as a private and I
sene two years in the regular army and
then take an examination and "go up
from the rnnk."
Any man of fair ability and possess
insr a good high school education with
the proper preparation can pass the ex
amination. The second way is by civilian appoint
ment. Each year the Secretary of War
designates men to compete for the
vacancies that may be open after the
enlisted candidates have been provided
for. The examinations given the civil
ians are the same as are given the en
listed men and are in English, Mathe
matics Jlistory, (Constitution, of the
United States, International Law, Army
and Xavy Regulations and Geography.
If the candidate wishes to enter the
Coast Artillery he must also have a
knowledge of Chemistry, Mechanics and
By a recent order from the War De
partment, any Engineering graduate who
desires the coast artillery is exempted
from the examination in all the sub
jects except, the additional J.ubjects
enumerated above and the Constitution
of the United States and the Inter
1XETEEX former students of the
Johns Hopkins University now
cm oiled on the University facul
ty, gathered at a reunion and dinner
at the Cordon Hotel, Friday evening.
The occasion was the reunion of Johns
Hopkins alumni now being held in
Baltimore. A permanent organization
of the Johns Hopkins men here was
formed, and plans were made for sim
ilar meetings in the future. It was
decided to send a telegram of greeting
to the alumni meeting in Paltimore.
ami to take steps to secure a repre
sentatie of the Johns Hopkins Uni
versity to attend the inauguration ot
resident Hill. The Johns Hopkins
song. "Veritas Vos Liberabit," was
Those present were: II. 31. Pelden.
V. J. Calvert. II. V. Canter, J. W. Con
naway. W. C. Curtis, George E. Dut
ton. Charles W. Greene, J. C. Jones,
Geoige T. Kline, George Lefevre, Ray
mond D. Miller, W. 3IcX. Miller,
Charles A. Myers, Robert L. Ramsay,
II. M. Reese, II. C. Reutschler, E. II.
Schorer, John R. Scott, James M.
The Sigma Chi fraternity will hold its
annual dinner in the Pompeiian room
at the Hotel Paltimore, Kansas City,
Wednesday evening. Active fraternity
meiulKMs will be present from the Uni
ersity of Missouri and the University
of Kansas and alumni members from
Xebraska. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma
and Colorado. Judge Howard Ferris
of Cincinnati will be the guest of hon
or. Joseph W. Vernon, president of
the Kansas City Alumni chapter, will
be toastmaster. Responses will be
made by Hugh C. Smith of St. Joseph,
Mo.. Judge Howard Ferris of Cincin
nati. R. O. Douglas of Lawrence, Kan..
II. P. Wright and the Rev. Ernest V.
Claypool of Kansas City, and Henry
Mansur of the Columbia chapter.
The Y. W. C. A. girls entertained a
few friends at an informal reception
at their house on Lowry street Friday
evening. The guests were Messrs. Wol
fers. Jenks, Crowder, Malum, Lewis,
Lasell. W. S. Smith, L. Smith, 0.
Smith and Trullinger. Mrs. Lewis,
chaperoned the party.
Miss Elenor Canny left the city to
day for her home in Kansas City
where she will spend the Thanksgiving
Miss Willie Alspaugh returned to her
home in Sedalia today where she will
spend the Thanksgiving holidays.
EAR Admiral James M. Miller, gov
ernor of the United States Xaval
home in Philadelphia, died in that
city Xov. 11. He was a Missouri man.
having been appointed to the navy from
Liberty in 18(i.'5. During the Spanish
American war he commanded the cruiser
William Maynard, one of the State's
veteran journalists, died Xovember 12.
Coming from Xew York after the Civil
War, in which he took part, he settled
in Moberly, where for thirty years as
editor of the Monitor. Headlight, and
'"l l'"!"""- " juunmir.1 oi mgu
I r:,Ilk- Fe"' ,nen wew niore i"s'iitial
in "Wing up that section of Xorth
'--"r' '" William Maynard.
I ebbCity has a Zinc Ore Tariff Club.
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a tariff on imported inc. becau-e 3Ie.xi-
can ores are ruining the business of the
Missouri district. They have appointed
delegates to the American Mining Con
uress to meet in Pittsburg, Pemisyl-
Jophn is trying to round up several
gangs of thieves and burglars. In one
night they robbed a grocery, a drug-
shop, and a city tool house. In one cae
they took money, in another merchan
dise, and the other, tools, so it i be
lieved that there are three separate
The new building for biology and geol
ogy at Amherst College has reached a
point where it is nearly ready for its
roof. It has a frontage of alwut 140 feet
and is two stories high. The construc
tion is of reinforced concrete.
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SPIRIT OF THE NEWS
The First National Bank of Fort
Scott, known throughout Kansas as
"Grant Hornaday's bank," has closed
its doors. The bank has lost in de
posits since the panic of last year.
There was a run on the bank for
two days, which necessitated the clos
ing of the doors. Announcement was
made to depositorsr that 50 per cent
of the dividends would be paid by
January 1, and the balance in three
or four months. Only the stockhold
ers, it is said, will lose anything.
Giant Hornaday was a banker-politician
and is a prominent man
throughout Kansas. He has been
"mentioned" several times as a can
didate for governor, and was a can
didate for Congress several years
ago. He was always known as a
member of the "machine." Horna
day has lived in Kansas since 187C.
He has done much for the town of
Fort Scott, it being full of "Horna
Iays Institutions." The failure of his
bank has caused much surprise in
that section of the country.
When the Queen of Spain recently
announced her intention of prohibit
ing bull-fighting in Spain, she launch
ed herself on a sea of troubles. This
national sport of the Latin countries
is so inherent in the people that it
would be impossible to put an end
to it. Without the great "Corrida de
Toros" life to the average Spaniard
would be uninteresting and a bore.
At every bull-fight at least five
bulls are killed and sometimes as
many horses. The crowds go wild
with enthusiasm when the "mata
dor," with a clever thrust puts an
end to the enraged bull. The cham
pion matador of Spain was killed
in Mexico last year, and the head of
the bull that killed him was placed
in a store window in the business
district. It attracted so great a crowd
that traffic was for a time stopped.
Bull-fighting can no more be pro
hibited in these countries than can
foot-ball in our own country. It was
tried in the City of Mexico and failed,
and now the government is building
the largest bull ring in the world in
that city. It could no more be stopped
in Spain than it could in Mexico.
The Queen is attempting one of the
most unpopular changes that could be
King Victor Emanuel, of Italy, is
the one sovereign in the "world who
has never had a debt. His expenses,
however are enormous. He hands over
$400,000 a year to his mother, and
keeps up from eight to ten palaces,
and is paying off the debt of an ex
travagant father, and a still more ex
Victor Emanuel holds the theory
that while the country Is poor, her
sovereign should pay off debts. He
abhorred the idea of pawning his jew
els should he get in debt so he there
fore decided to cut down expenses.
He disposed of one hundred head of
horses that were at the Quirinal pal
ace, eating much and doing little,
and kept only those that were needed
for royal use. In addition to this, he
discharged several cooks, and the
queen has to wear the same gowns
and hats as many as three times.
Certainly this kind of a king will
never leave his country bankrupt.
It is an older generation of playgoers
and an older order of theater managers
who will most regret the death of Sar
dou. The vogue of the Sardou play has
for some time been on the wane. A
new public has new dramatic ideals and
standards, and the quarter of a century
since "Daniel Rochat" and "Fedora."
which has brought Ibsen and Shaw on
the boards and Iutj heard the changes
rung on the "problem play." inevitably
relegated Sardou to the background.
But what modern playwright has so
long exercised his charm over audiences
as Sardou t His plays were a sure guar
antee of box-office receipts to managers,
and the fame of more emotional ac
tresses was liouiid up in his roles than
is true of any other recent dramatic
author. What one of his contempora
ries could boast so large an output of
The Sardou drama is in no sense lit
erature. It is doubtful if a solitary
passage remains in popular memory, a
single epigram. He was a playwright
in whom the acting possibilities of the
play and the demands of stage manage
ment were always uppermost. He was
in a sense the Dumas pere of the French
stage, adapting to dramatic needs the
skill in portraying human action and
human motive on a historical baek
.'lound which distinguishes the great
master of romantic fiction and showing
a parallel gift in the creation of sit
uations of intense interest. Xew Y'ork
Minnesota Swimming Pool.
A seven thousand dollar swimming
pool is to Ik? built at 3Iinnesota for
the use of the students. It will be
2rf0 feet, with a depth at one end
of five feet, at the other nine feet.
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(The University Ulssonrtsn invites costii
.??. "ff t8 " 200 word, on Batten
of University Interest. The ssae of tk
writer should accompany neb letter, bat wtn
not be printed nslew desired. The Univer
sity MlSMurUo if not express sssrtl Br
disapproval of these csamanlcsUsBS by fdrnt
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
The palm garden on the north end
of the second floor of Academic Hall
is getting to be as popular as the cam
pus or Balance Rock for the inevitables
of the University. The Horticultural
men did not realize what a nice cozy
corner they were shutting off when
they placed the plants there. In cold
er weather it will be still more popular
and as it is a small place an addition
might be necessary. A few nice pil
lows would be appreciated, as well as
several footstools for the higher win
dows on either side. The tloor might
be carpeted with a few rugs, also, but
this would add more to looks than
comfort. The enthusiasm of the cam
pus club will wane when the bitter
blasts sweep around the corners of the
buildings and freeze the delicate street
trotters. Some provision must be made
for them and this would be about
the cheapest plan possible.
The Use of Titles.
To the Editor of the University Mlsourian:
Sometime ago the University of Chi
cago decided that its members should
be called plain "Mister." making pos
sible exceptions in the case of Doctors
of Divinity and Doctors of Medicine.
Possibly in time these, too, will be
eliminated. Other universities adopted
or followed up the idea. At any great
graduate university the title Ph. D.
means no more than does a Colonel in
Kentucky. Doctors of Philosophy are
so common there the title carries with
it little honor unless there is achieve
ment behind it. Xo real man needs a
This wholesale use of titles has be
come a sign of the colloquial univer
sity. To dub the instructor, who is
just out of college, doctor or professor
makes a joke of the title as well as
the man. This is an especially com
mon method of grafting among Fresh
men. If the big men have discarded
the handles to their names except for
the catalogue, it is certainly ridiculous
for the little man who is not titled to
allow such empty flattery. Any man
who is afraid to discard his title has
not much faith in his personality or
ability. M. P.
The Honor System.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
Can it be that the differences are in
nate which enable the honor system to
flourish in the southern colleges and
universities and fail in the north and
west? Back of the honor system is
a high chivalry which demands re
spect between man and man. Any
other system of examination is an in
sult to self respect. Is it that there is
a lack of chivalry in the north and
west? The main objection to the hon
or system is the conflict between the
loyalty to the individual and loyalty
to the institution. But the standard
of the university can be no higher than
the standard of the individual. The
honor system is a process of weeding
the anti-social individual out of the
college community. This system has
been practical in many places, but
Princeton is the only northern college
to adopt it successfully.
The only practical way to introduce
the honor system is to start it in the
grade schools. It will necessarily fail
when it is begun with Freshmen as
they enter college or university ami
when the sentiment does not thor
oughly support it. They can have no
conception of what it means, but if
they have conformed to it in the Gram
mar and High Schools they will be sat
isfied with no other system. Judge
Lindsay says that he finds this method
practical in his dealing with the street
arabs of Denver and these small boys
have the strongest code of personal
loyalty of any clan.
The honor system has never proved
especially successful in women's col
leges or co-educational schools where
there are many women. This is large
ly because women are too often ruled
by their emotions and sentiments to
look at anything in an impersonal way.
"Oh. I would not tell on any one."
is the attitude of most women in re
gard to this system, not realizing their
duty and part in the creation of pub
The fraternity system is the greatest
enemy to the honor system. 3Iany a
fraternity has kept swift and just pun
ishment from falling on the bead of
one of its members, thus losing the
mot important thing alwiut the sys
tem its absolute impartiality.
Alumnus Will Marry.
Shortly after the Thanksgiving Holi
days Oak Hunter a young lawyer of
Moberly, will wed 3Iiss 3Iary Lowell of
the same place. Hunter was a student
in the University of 3lissouri from 1898
to 1900. and now holds the office of
Circuit Clerk. The bride is a daughter
of James Lowell, who has long been edi
tor of the 3IoberIy Democrat.
CHARLES -31. IIARGER, head of
the Department of Journalism of
the University of Kansas, writes
from Lawrence, of the University
3lissourian: "It is a very creditable
paper. You are doing newspaper
teaching in the most "satisfactory way.
i have recently visited the Leland
Stanford and Utah universities and
found that the teaching of journalism
appeals strongly to the Pacific coast
educators, although they have as yet
done nothing definite in that line."
HE Washington-3Lissoun toot nan
game in Columbia last Saturday
afforded the University 31is.-ourian
reasons for issuing an extra, which
contained a full report of the game
and was on the streets five minutes
after the conclusion of the struggle.
It was .x newspaper stunt that immor
talized the 3Iissourian and demonstra
ted to students of journalism that it
is possible to print the news while it
is news. Ashland Bugle.
The University of 3Iissouri has gone
practically ahead with what Jo-eph
Pulitzer of the Xew York World sev
eral years since made a great sensa
tion in proposing to do and who then
ostensibly set aside several hundreds
of thousands or millions to accomplish.
The matter was greatly discussed at
the time and its timeliness and feasi
bility were universally recognized.
The University of 3Iissouri, however,
without any display of bunting or
blare of trumpets practically took up
the matter, recognized its applicability
and necessity in the university curric
ulum and have established a School of
Journalism that will demonstrate its
great value and want in this progress
Journalism is quite as much a pro
fession as the law or theology or the
highest ranks of literature and needs
as thorough and minute a training.
Again, journalism is as well paid as
any of the professions and is expand
ing in influence, power and demand
even more rapidly than any other.
Young men or boys 'teaching jthc
thinking age, contemplating it or
studying the field of human endeavor
for a chosen sphere, and selecting it
cannot make an investment that will
so absolutely secure their future as
to take this course in journalism.
Were our life to be lived over again
we should attend this school. We
should seek this thorough grounding
in this great profession. The course
contemplates the acquirement of a
thorough education, fitting man for
almost any sphere in life, if the prac
tice of journalism is not adhered to.
The expense is trifling. Xo tuition
is charged by the University. Those at
all interested, young men, ambitious
boys, and those above their majority,
desiring a better equipment for their
work, should write the University of
3Iissouri for fuller information. From
the Bessemer (Alabama) Weekly.
William E. Curtis, of the Chicago
Record-Herald, writes: "I have read
with the greatest interest and approv
al the announcement bulletin of the
Department of Journalism of the Uni
versity of 3Iissouri. It seems to me
that you are doing the right thing
in the right way."
W. O. L. Jewett, editor of the Shel
bina Democrat, lawyer and scholar;
writes: "The paper turned out by the
students of the Department of Jour
nalism is certainly creditable and en
I would like to meet all the candi
dates for the 'Varsity basketball team
in my office at the Gymnasium 3Ion
day, Xbv. 23, at 7:30 p. m.
I am very desirous that every candi
date be present.
G. L. L0W3LYX,
Coach of the Basketball Team.
When the Song is Done.
HEX the song is done
And his heart is ashes,
Never praise the Singer
Whom you, silent, heard.
What to him the sound?
What your eyes' fond flashes?
When the singing's ovpr
Say no word!
HE who darkling stood,
Think, your noon of praises,
Can it glimmer down
To his deepset bower?
Never round him shone
Once your garden-mazes:
Xow his wandering's over
Bring no flower!
Bacteriologist (to his young son):
You have been very naughty.
"Please, papa " " ,
"Say no more. You sit down and
count all the germs on that pinhead,
and separate them into their classes,
even if it takes a month!" Life.
VARSITY NOTES ffl
' J. u
Trof. R. Elliott Moss, of Chillicothe,
was in Columbia Saturday, the guest
of his brother, a senior student In
M. E. NefT, of Ridgeway, ilissouri,
visited with his son, Leroy, a tresn
man in the College of Arts and Sci.
ence, last Friday and Satuiday.
J. Herbert Smith, a junior in the
Law department, and A. P. Priestly,
a sophomore in the College of Arts
and Science, departed for Windsor,
Missouri, last Sunday.
The Home Economics reception at
the Geology building Saturday night,
was attended by about one hundred
persons. In the receiving lino were
Miss Edna D. Day, 3Iiss Dick, and
Miss i nomas. u
Mice "Taetr P.iYfnn ivhn l,oc- 1.- . i.
suffering with a sprained ankle for J!j8j
olmncf qiy TrApfcs hnc bntl a turn - .'ssr
the worse and the doctors have or- J
dered her to remain in bed for a time.
Qho -will rrn hnmp for n fntv ilot-p S
The next meeting of the Social and y
Political Science Section will be held 'I
Saturday, November 21, at 7:30 p. 1
m., in the lecture-room of the Zool
ogy building. Prof. A. O. Lovjoy will
talk of "The First European Pro
FUNNY. ISN'T IT? '
AXYOXE who has a strong steam-
boat, with appliances for pro- j
pulsion on dry land, ran get
$750 to $1,000 for a few days' use of
it by getting in touch at once with J
students of the University of 3Ii3souri ?
The railroads have declined to make 4
an excursion rate between Columbia
and Kansas City for the Thanksgiving
Day football game between 3Ii3SOuri si
and Kansas. So 300 Columbia students
have decided to go to Kansas City by f
water, if they can get a boat. They !
are willing to pay $2.50 apiece. 5
There is no ship canal into Colum-
bia, though the new Department of -
Journalism expects to start a crusade $
for one in its paper, the University
3Iissourian, almost any time. So the "'
students plan to take the boat at Mc-
Baine, Boone county.
As there are no lights on the 3hV
souri, the boat would have to tie up -
at "nighfe. !This would lengthen the',
time so that to reach Kansas City
Thursday morning the boys would j
have to sail from 3IcBaine early Tuw- ?
day morning. They would hope to get
back in time to brush up Sunday
night on their 3Ionday lessons. fj
The Spread Eagle, now at the St
Louis wharfboat of the Eagle Packet
Co., declined to consider the proposi
tion. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Pike's Peak Forget-Me-Nots.
The job of Pike's Peak flower girl
is no joke. Just now peachy-cheeked
Dorothy Converse is filling the post, and
she expects that she will be able to
wind up the season, although two prede
cessors have already this season Yielded .i
up the assignment, owing to the effects
of living so high up in the world.
Up, away up, 14,000 feet, on the very
top of Pike's Peak, six or eight species
of flowers are rarely found and then
leading a starved existence among the
rocks. But about 2,500 feet lower the
mountain wears a dotted blue-and-green
veil, a gracious thing, deliciously per
fumed, and just like Pike's Peak forget-me-nots,
and no edelweiss is more
attractive, except for accumulated sen
timent. At the last water station lielow the
summit Dorothy boards each ascending
train with a small shallow oval basket,
filled with a solid blue mass.
"Pike's Peak forget-me-nots, 15 cents
a bunch, two for a quarter," she cries.
Instantly all the honeymooners have
visions of themselves sealing all quanti
ties of affection by gathering the blue
bits on the 'peak, and Dorothy's busi
ness isn't so heavy as when, on the
descending trains, the sentimentalists,
having scoured the summit vainly buy
up her stock.
The Pike's Peak forget-me-not looks .
like its common sister, onlv it is deeper
blue, as becomes a flower living nearer
the blue skies. But its perfume that?
doesn't come from the skies, Its p-'jj
fume 13 its charm. At once the whiff fj
brings a cry of arbutus onlv the odor
is stronger. Then after a dozen smell?
one distinguishes an odor as if of nieo- .
tine, and this blend of faint tobacco
with stronger arbutus is weirdly fS
Until the perfumer perpetuates it hep
has something to live for. The Pike'
Peak forget-me-not crouches close to the, .
soil, and in the height of its seasoav
when the lights are just right, one be". ;
lievei the blue of the skies is still .
the eyes looking at some patch of the
Socialist Club at Michigan.
A socialist club is being organized at-';
Michigan. It aims to study theories
not to get votes. It is open to.every-'
one in the University.