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UNIVERSITY M1SSOURIAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1908
AT THE COLUMBIA
Marine Scene in "Brewster's
Millions" is Best Shown
PEGGY" WEARS BLACK AND GOLD
Theater Gives Box Party to
Twenty - Four of the
Afflicted with a million dollars
which had to be spent in a year, and
a Midas touch which turned every
thing to gold this was the predica
ment in which Monty Brewster
found himself and around which was
built one of the cleverest plays pre
sented in Columbia. The play was
at the Columbia Theatre Saturday.
Monty's grandfather left him a mil
lion dollars, although he had al
lowed Monty's mother to suffer for
the necessities of life. Monty's un
cle hated the grandfather bitterly
and when he died, leaving seven mil
lions, he bequeathed it to Monty on
the condition that at the end of one
year he should have dissipated to the
last cent the first million, which had
been given him by the grandfather.
There were restrictions on the ways
in which the money was to be spent,
and receipts were to show where every
cent of it had gone. It could not be
given away or thrown away.
Monty started in business with his
old associates. Then followed an era
of reckless plunging and extrava
gances. He backed poor actresses as
stars; he played Polite, a horse which
apparently had no show on earth to
win, for a thousand dollars at one to
forty; he bought Lumber and Fuel
stock to the extent of several thousand
dollars when the stock was on the
verge of disaster; he deposited $200,
000 in a tottering bank. The climax
of the second act brought the news
that his actress had made a hit, that
his stocks had made him thousands,
that Polite had won and that tho
bank failure had been averted.
The marine scene in the third act
was the best scenic effect ever staged
in Columbia. It represented a yacht
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on the Mediterranean and the com
ing of a storm, then the storm itself
with scurrying clouds and high
The entire fortune was consumed
in paying salvage on the yacht after
she had lost her rudder, and the ex
piration of the year showed Monty to
be penniless, so the seven millions
"Brewster's Millions" was excellent
in every particular. The scenery and
costumes were all that could be de
sired, and the acting was of an unus
ually high standard: Robert Ober, who
played the part of Montgomery
Brewster, is admirably suited to his
part, and his excellent work ranged
from the lighter comedy which pre
vailed most of the time, to really dra
matic acting in the climax of the
third act. June Mathis, as "Peggy,",
captivated the audience with her irre
sistible laugh and her unusual re
finement of manner. A storm of ap
plause from a packed house greeted
her first appearance, when she wore
a large how of old gold and black
The management of the Columbia
Theatre gave a box party to the Tiger
football squad. The front three boxes
on the left side, were decorated in
old gold and black and were occupied
by twenty-four Tigers. "Tubby"
Graves was in the audience with a
young lady and the football squad sent
him a large bouquet of chrysanthe
mums, which "Tubby"' blushingly received.
Department Yell and "Stunt" Are Yet
to Be Chosen.
Students in the Department of
Journalism hold a meeting in room 30
of Academic Hall Friday night to de
cide on a class "stunt." Xo agreement
was reached and the matter was placed
in the hands of a committee. Several
veils were submitted, but proved un
satisfactory, and the adoption of one
was postponed until the next meeting.
The class colors and a class pennant
are also to he adopted at the next
To Hold Farmers' Institutes.
Curtis Hill, State highway engineer;
George B. Ellis, secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture; J. C. Pritchard,
deputy state highway engineer; W. L.
Nelson, assistant in the State Board
of Agriculture, departed Saturday to
do Institute work among the farmers
of the State.
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HIT OF EXHIBITION
"The Heirlooms" Admired by
Visitors to Art Guild
106 WATER COLORS ON VIEW
Needman's "The Veiled Year"
Shows Autumn in the
Charles Turner' painting "The Heir
looms," repri"intinjr a girl in old
fashioned dre.5 standing before a tap
estried wall examining her fan, is
perhaps the mo-,t admired of the 100
famous American water colors now on
exhibition at the University of Mis
souri. The value of the picture lies in its
detail, its harmony of color, and its
naturalness. The brocaded skirt, the
forest scene in the tapestry, the lace
on the gown, are brought out clearly
and truly, and with a harmony of
color not often obtained in water color.
The picture is valued at $700.
"The Dawn." by Ross Turner, which
won the Evans prize by the American
Water Color Association in 1908, is a
picture that attiaets the eye at first
glance. In the foreground the water
reflects the aH"ron and purple of the
ky. The bill-, dark with trees, form
an agreeable contrast to the blue of
Shurtleff's Twin Pictures.
Greens and browns are the only col
ors used in the twin pictures, '"In the
Forest Reserve," and "A Day in June,"
by R. M. Shurtleff. The result is nat
uralness, depth and coolness.
Perhaps the greatest harmony of
color is obtained in the picture, "The
Veiled Year," by Charier. Needman.
representing autumn in the forest. The
picture is in dark colors shading dimly
into one another.
A picture mostly in black and white
tones is "Night on the Tomoka River
Florida." by J. C. Xicoll. The moon
through the mit. the Spanish moss on
the trees, the grasses in the swamps,
are all brought out naturally and dis
tinctly. Most Admired.
The portrait mot admired in the ex
hibition is "Carpet Rags" hy Adam Al
bright. In a dim room, lighted by a
single window, a dirty child is sitting,
weaving carpet rags with unpracticed
hands. The forlorn expression of the
child, and the light and shade in the
picture, are its good points.
The attractive patels, "The After-J
glow," and "The Moonlit Sea," were
painted by F. K. M. Rehn. Roth are
water scenes, and the reflection of the
colors in the sky in the water produce
an effect that catch the eye at first
Palmer's Snow Scene.
One of the best examples of pure
water color is the snow scene by Wal
ter Palmer. The -now is represented
by white paper, hoing through the
trees. Another -now scene that at
tracted a great deal of attention is the
"Snow Storm," by Emmal Maass. The
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H. 0. SEVERANCE TELLS
OP FIRST LIBRARY HERE
Oren Rootjr., Was Head of Association
Formed in 1866.
H. O. Severance, librarian of the
University of Missouri, read a paper
at the monthly meeting of the Co
lumbia Library Club Friday evening
on "Columbia's First Library." Mr.
Severance read from the Missouri
Statesman of November 16, 1866, an
account of the organization of a li
brary association by several young
men of Columbia. A. W. McAlester
was chairman of the meeting and A.
P. Selby was secretary. Prof. Oren
Root submitted a constitution, which
was adopted. -
The permanent officers chosen were:
President, Oren Root, Jr.; vice-president,
F. B. Young; treasurer, A. "W.
McAJester; secretary, A. P. Selby.
The library was first established in
the court house and later was moved
to Dr. Hubbard's office. In 1875 it
was transferred to the home of G.
W. Trimble. Three years later the
collection, consisting of 809 volumes,
was transferred to the University
Mrs. Palmer told of the formation
of the present Columbia library ten
years ago by several ladies. She said
the library at present was unable to
supply the demand, especially for
children's books. The library will oc
cupy a room on the third floor of the
new court house.
AUTHOR COMMITS SUICIDE
W. A. Barnes, of Boston, Feared His
Mind Was Failing.
ROSTOX, Nov. 2:5. William A.
Barnes, a psychologist, committed sui
cide in the waiting room of the Baok
Bay station of the Xew York, Xew
Haven and Hartford Railroad, by shoot
ing himself in the temple. He left a
letter to the pres as follows:
"My reasons for committing this act
are that I feel that my mind is failing,
and I do not want to be an incumbrance
to my wife or on the community."
Mr. Barnes was well fcnown in this
city, and had written many books on
Christian Endeavor Meeting.
The Christian Endeavor Society of
the Presbyterian church gave a social
at the church Friday evening. Its ob
ject was to get acquainted with the
Prof. Eckles Returns.
Prof. C. H. Eckles, head of the Dairy
Department, of the Agricultural Col
lege, has just returned from Des
Moines, la., where he addressed the
Iowa Dairv Association.
effect of the snow blowing from the
tops of the buildings is obtained by
Two pictures that are valuable for
their purely decorative qualities are
"Watching Leopards." by Josephine
Pitkin, and "Ducks Preening their
Feathers," by Mary Langtry.
Other pictures of value are "Out
side the Circus," by fiifTonl Beal;
"firand Place. Antwerp." by Colin Coo
per; "Octoler in the Hills."' by E. Loy
al Field; and "Midsummer Day," by
W. II. Holmes.
The work of seventy-four of the
most famous American artists is rep
resented in this exhibition. The Uni
versity of Missouri is the only state
Universitv which obtained it.
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