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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1908.
BY BOGUS UPTON
Impersonator of Sir Thomas
Exposed by Ignorance of
SIGNATURE IS DIFFERENT, TOO
But for a Time He Gave
Texas Town Fine Pipe
ABILENE, Tex., Nov. 24. Visions of
gold pouring into this part of Texas
from British coffers, a dream of an
em tire directed by one man, where Uto
pian social experiments would be car
ried out, and 300,000 acres set apart
for tea culture and packing industries,
faded today with the departure of "Sir
Thomas Lipton, Baronet, of Aberdeen,
England," from Post City, near here.
The arrival of "Sir Thomas," suave
and with a rich Irish brogue, and his
departure, have capitalists from sev
eral countries mystified. Incidentally
a private car, chartered by the bogus
nobleman and yachting enthusiast, is
on a Texas & Pacific siding here, well
stocked with champagnes and choice
steaks on ice, awaiting a titled occu
pant. Now that the fact is established that
"Sir Thomas" is an imposter, numbers
of bankers, business men, railroad of
ficials and land speculators are wonder
ing how they were deceived by the con
fidence game of "Sir Thomas" and are
computing the money theypaid out to
him on his lavish promises of financial
Wore Yachting Cap.
Saturday, a tall, well-dressed stran
ger, wearing a yachting cap and whose
mustachios, newly waxed, fairly bris
tled with business, left the morning
train and registered at the Windsor
ifotel. In a firm, bold hand he had
written across a page of the register
the name that acted like magic on the
clerk. "Sir Thomas" was assigned the
licst room in the house, and Abilene,
which has outlived several boom ex
periences, rubbed its eyes, welcomed
the stranger and "prided itself that its
dre.ims of prosperity in large quanti
ties at last were a reality. s
"Sir Thomas," about 35 years old,
light complexioned, bald-headed, weigh
ing 200 pounds and 5 feet 9 inches in
height, condescended to say that he had
negotiated for about half a million
acres of land that would cost him $2,
500,000. Incog. From Dear Old Lunnon.
"Sir Thomas" got along splendidly
with all whom he met. He ordered
wine with the air of the nobleman he
was supposed to be, and said he pre
ferred to talk about yachts rather
than of business. Everyone knew he
was a yachtsman, of course, because he
wore a yachting cap.
PRIZES Off CATTLE
Fifteen Head to Be Shown
at Exhibition in Chicago
The Department of Animal Husban
dry of the University of Missouri has
been showing fat cattle at the various
state and national fairs this year. It
will show fifteen head of fat cattle
at the Chicago International Live Stock
Show, to be held in Chicago next week.
This will be the last exhibition of the
Last year the department won seventy-five
prizes and so far this year it
has captured fifty prizes.
The department sent a team to judge
stock at the Chicago International Live
Stock Show last year and one member
of the team, Turner C. Cochran, made
the highest score. Eight other colleges
and universities competed. Cochran
not only made the best record for 1907,
but made the highest score ever made
by any student of any agricultural
school in the United States.
By the work of the students and
showing of cattle, the department won
six. scholarships last year, amounting
to $750. That monev is being used this
. year in helping o pay the expenses
of the following six students: r..
Ellington, E. C. O'Neal, B. P. Smoot.
S. C. Stephenson, Melvin Moss and A.
"CO-EDS" LEARN DIRECT
FROM SPIRITS SCORE
This Information Is Corrected in Later
Bulletin Which Says It Will
Be 6 to 4.
"Co-Eds" of the University of Mis
souri living at Read Hall have become
"Mediums" and are handing out foot
ball "dope" on the Missouri-Kansas
Thanksgiving game direct from spirit
A seance was held last Friday Jiight
and after communication with the
ghosts of departed Tigers the mediums
made public this announcement.
"The final score will be eighteen to
ten in favor of the University of Mis
souri. Bluck will be hurt during the
game. Hie University of Kansas will
make the final touchdown."
The "Co-Eds" now say that since
they have heard the result of the Kansas-Iowa
game they have received a
second message from the land of ad
vanced information. The second mes
"Mistake made in last bulletin; the
score will be six to four in favor of
Missouri. No one will be hurt. The
weather will be clear."
NOT A MAN-EATER
Smithsonian Institution Comes to Its
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. Contrary to
popular belief, the devil fish is not a
man-eater, according to an official pub
lication just issued by the Smithsonian
Institution after an authoritative re
view of the subject by Dr. Theodore Gill,
associate in zoology in the National Mu
seum. "The food of the devil fishes," he said,
"so far from being large animals and
occasionally a man or so, as has been
alleged, appears to be chiefly the small
crabs, shrimps and other crustaceans
and young or small fishes. Rarely does
one prey on large fishes."
FIGHTING NEGROES' PLAN
Alton Whites Say They Shall Not At
tend Public Schools.
ALTON, 111., Nov. 24. The old fight
of the negroes of Alton to force Mayor
Beall and the Board of Education to al
low their children to attend the white
schools has been reopened. The white
people declare the negroes shall not at
tend the white schools despite the rul
ing of the Supreme Court.
Through their attorney, William
Cross, forty other negroes filed a
mandamus suit Tuesday at Edwards
ville against Mayor Edward Beall and
the Common Council of Alton, seek
ing to have them answer why they
have not obeyed the mandate of the
Supreme Court of Illinois.
After fourteen years of fighting the
negroes finally won a decision in the
Illinois Supreme Court last June. Be
fore school started last September
many negroes were visited and in
duced to send their children to the
four negro schools built in Alton
WOULD LEVY TAX
ON ALL BACHELORS
Kaiser's Suggestion, Once
Regarded As Joke, May
BERLIN, Nov. 23. Bachelors are to
be taxed if the bill which the Govern
ment proposes to introduce at the forth
coming session of the Diet becomes a
The bill is the direct outcome of a
suggestion made some time ago by the
Kaiser, who in a speech referred to the
desirability of imposing a tax on bache
lors. At the time the suggestion was
regarded as a joke.
The manner in which the Government
proposes to tax bachelors is to modify
the income tax in favor of married men
with children, which will differentiate
taxation in such a way as to impose a
greater burden on bachelors and also
on married men without children than
on the heads of families.
The new bill proposes that all those
paying income tax on incomes not ex
ceeding $2,000 shall be entitled to de
duct $20 for every child.
A differentiation in favor of married
men with children already exists (n
Prussia, so that the new law will mere
ly bring about an extension of the pres
The income tax law of 1891 provides
that those paying taxes on incomes
not exceeding $750 are entitled to de
duct $12.50 for every child.
ALEXANDER, TIGER HALFBACK
CAUGHT IN ACTION BY CAMERA
V i M
STREET CAR CRASH
MAI COST 6 LIVES
One Woman Pinned to Floor
in St. Louis Accident,
B7 United Press.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24. A serious
street car wreck occurred today on the
Belief ontaine line in which eight per
sons were injured, six of whom proba
bly will die.
A north-bound car jumped the track
and crashed into an approaching car,
demolishing the fronts of both. A half
dozen persons were held under the de
bris for fifteen minutes until the wreck
ing apparatus arrived.
Motorman Patrick McGehan was fa
tally crushed. Emma Guild, a pas
senger was held under the wreckage
near the stove which burned her cloth
ing before the flames could be checked.
Hirth Obtained Rates.
The $3 and $4 excursion rates to
Kansas City for the Thanksgiving
game were gained through the efforts
of William Hirth, chairman of the
Railroad Committee of the Commercial
Club. Mr. Hirth went to St. Louis
on his own initiative, and conferred
with the railroad authorities in per
son, and it was through his represen
tation that the rates were gained.
At a meeting last night of the Sci
entific Association, Dr. Walter McNab
Miller and Dr. J. W. Connaway read
papers on the work done at the recent
tuberculosis congress in Washington,
which both attended.
To Read Madame Butterfly.
Miss Corinne Colin, teacher in Cum
nock School of Oratory, Northwestern
University, will road John Luther
Long-. '"Madame Butterfly" at Stephens
College the evening of Nov. 30.
Library Remains Open.
The library at the University of Mis
souri will be open every day this week
as usual, except Thursday.
DIRECT TELEGRAPH SERVICE .
TO MISSOURIAN'S NEWSROOM
The Western Union Telegraph Co. yesterday strung a loop from its
downtown office to the newsroom of the University Missourian in Aca
demic Hall, so that dispatches for the Missourian will hereafter be re
ceived by an operator in its employ, working in the "laboratory" of the
Department of Journalism. Students will thus gain a clearer idea of
how telegraphic news is handled.
The Telegraph company has declined to string a wire to the park
where the Thanksgiving footbal game is to be played. For this reason
the bulletin service to the University Missourian Thursday on the game
between Missouri and Kansas will be by long-distance telephone. The
important plays and result will be announced to "stay-at-home root
ers" in the auditorium of the University of Missouri, beginning at 2:15
Tomorrow being a University holiday, there will N no issue of the
Missourian. Its next issue will appear Monday, Nor. 30.
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Delta Theta Sigma Organized
Here by Member of
Ilic Delta Theta Sigma, an honorary
fraternity among the Agricultural stu
dents, was organized here last night,
by J. W. Davis of the Iowa chapter.
The fraternity is national, and has
chapters at Ohio State, Ames, Penn
sylvania State Universities.
Its purpose corresponds to that of
the Phi Beta Kappa in the Academic
Department nnd the Phi Delta Phi
among the lawyers.
The following are honorarj' mem
bers: Prof. J. A. Gibson, Prof. P. F.
Trowbridge, Prof. Sidney Calvert, Prof.
W. C. Curtis, Prof. W. L. Howard.
Prof. C. R. Moulton, Prof. L. G. Rinkle.
The student members are: A. A.
Jones, W. J. Carothers, C. S. Price, G.
C. White, F. D. Richey, H. Hackedorn,
T. F. Wheeler, M. Williams.
ZOLA'S DAUGHTER WEDS
Mile. Denise Emile-Zola Becomes Wife
of Clemenceau's Secretary.
PARIS, Nov. 24. All the old friends
of Emilc Zola attended the wedding
of Mile. Denise Emile-Zola, who was
married the other day to Maurice Le
Blond, a young author and one of M.
Clemenceau's secretaries. The wedding
was celebrated in the town hall of the
Rue d'Anjou. Tncrc was no church
ceremony, but the occasion did not lack
either pomp or impressiveness. A
Bach concerto and selections from Al
fred Bruneau's opera, 'L'Ouragan,"'
were heard. The register was signed
by the Minister of War, General Pic
quart, and M. Bruneau.
"Sol" Lichtenstein I1L
"Sol" Lichtenstein, a clothier popular
among students here, is seriously ill
of a nervous malady, and his business
is to be closed out. "Sol" has been
sent to a sanitarium, and his brother,
Walter Lichtenstein, is in charge.
FAVORS TIGERS FOR
It Probably Will Be Fair, and Dry
ixncuron Should Aid
The weather forecast is favorable
to the Tigers in the game Thursday,
as they always play better ball on a
dry gridiron. The Weather Forecaster
here issued a special "football fore
cast," for this section as follows:
"Partly cloudy tonight. Wednesday
cooler. Fair Thursday."
In addition to this, the Forecaster
says that from present appearances
the weather will be the same in Kan
The temperature at C a. m. was 49
degrees; at 1:45 p. m., 61 degrees. The
rainfall was .53 of an inch.
DR. HILL GUARANTEES
EXPENSES BAND TRIP
Pledges $100 in Case Students Do Not
President A. Ross Hill announced in
the Assembly this morning that he
would personally pledge $100 to pay
the expenses of the University band to
Kansas City. Cheers from the packed
auditorium greeted the announcement
and the agricultural students gave nine
'rahs for the President.
"We can't do without the band at
the football game," said Dr. Hill. "The
athletic department hasn't enough
funds to send the band along with the
team, so it remains for us to raise the
money. I don't expect to have to pay
the $100, but I will guarantee that it
will be paid in some way."
George Anamosa in his speech urged
that every student go to the mass
meeting tonight prepared to contribute
toward paying the band's expenses.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 o'clock.
It is called to give the Tigers a rous
RAILROADS TO GET
By United Press.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24. About $10,
000,000 a year will be added to the
freight revenues of railroads by the in
crease in westbound transcontinental
freight rates, which become effective
January 1, according to the estimate of
Fred P. Gregson, traffic manager of the
Associated Jobliers of Los Angeles.
"The increase in rates is not nearly so
bad as it was feared it would be," said
Mr. Gregson, after going through the
tariff. "There are a great many changes
in rates, in fact, I think about 75 per
cent of all the rates have been changed.
I have not, however, discovered any great
discrimination in the increases that have
A GOLD watch, a gold fob, and a
gold charm will express the re
gard the student body feels to
ward Isadorc Anderson, assistant coach
of the football team, for his work at
the University of Missouri during the
last nine years.
A subscription list was started this
morning, and in less than an hour more
than $25 wa3 subscribed toward the
purchase f a gold watch. Every stu
dent approached subscribed from twenty-five
cents to a dollar. It is the
intention to raise $150. The basket
ball team has started a fund to pur
chase a gold charm, and the football
team will present him with a gold fob.
The presentation will be made at the
close of the Missouri-Kansas football
game in Kansas City.
Assembly Made Farewell for
TOMORROW TO BE A HOLIDAY
Dr. Hetherington,Capt. Miller
and Others Are the
President A. Ross Hill announced
at the assembly this morning that
tomorrow would le a holiday. If
he intended to make any further
remarks in that connection the plan
was frustrated, for the students
burst into a yell which continued
half a minute. . There will be no
classes at the University of Mis
souri, after today, until Monday,
It was more than a mere nine 'rahs
that the student body of the University
of Missouri gave "Izzy" Anderson at
the assembly in the auditorium this
morning; it was a God-speed and a
heart-felt tribute to the man who for
more than eight years has been fighting
for the Old Gold and Black, as player
and coach, on the football field.
President Hill announced that the
purpose of the assembly was to do
honor to Mr. Anderson, who will re
main in Kansas City after the Thanks
giving Day football game to complete
his medical course there.
Moral Force Here.
Dr. Hill said that as athletic in
structor and student Mr. Anderson had
been a moral force in the University,
having become, during his eight years
here, almost a part of the University.
Dr. C. W. Hetherington, director of
athletics, paid tribute to Mr. Anderson
as man and football player, referring
to him as one of the best representa
tives he had ever known of the Ameri
"Mr. Anderson played the game," he
said. "In his four years on the team
he never failed to meet, head-on, the
interference of his opponents on the
football field. And he never failed to
break that interference. If there is
anything that will bring the yellow
out in a man, it is the sight of a
heavy interference crashing down on
him. Mr. Anderson, when he played
at right end for the Tigers, never
failed to get into the thick of the play.
How He Played FootbalL
"After awhile, when the heavy backs
started around his end, they would
hesitate. They wondered what sort of
a thing that was out there at the end
of the line that came at them full tilt
and got to the man with the ball.
"In spite of Mr. Anderson's hard,
fierce, almost vicious play, he was nev
er reprimanded by an official on the
gridiron. He 'always subjected him
self to the discipline of athletics. He
was always a leader for good conduct
among Missouri teams on trips away
from Columbia, and I think it is large
ly due to his influence that Missouri
football men now have a reputation for
gentlemanly conduct away from home
that is not surpassed in any other uni
versity." Dr. Hetherington said he would use
his influence to have Mr. Anderson re
turned next fall as instructor in ath
letics. He's "Izzy" to "Tubby."
D. V. ("Tubby") Graves spoke on
behalf of the football team.
"He's not Isadorc to me," said
"Tubby." "To all of the men who have
worked under him at football, he's
'Izzy' Anderson. 'Izry' Andcron never
did anything on or off the football
field that he didn't believe was right.
His spirit has never . lagged. As far
as I personally am concerned, he is the
greatest football coach Missouri has
had in ten years."
George Anamo-a, of Sedalia, recent
ly elected to the State legislature,
spoke for the alumni and the football
men who played on Missouri teams
with "Izzy." He said that in 1901
'Izzy," then playing half back, was
known as "Ihe Human Meteor." On
trips out of town, he said "Izzy" was
the counsellor of the team.
"In 1903," said Mr. Anamosa, "he
was the best halfback, east or west,
that I ever saw. I don't mean that
he was faster, or heavier, than others,
but he had the fighting spirit that
never knows when it is beaten."
Capt. E. L. Miller of the, Tigers dc-
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