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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, DECEMBER,!, 1908.'
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Committee Now Has $200 on
Hand Memorial of '08
FACULTY MEMBERS IN CHARGE
Those Who Want Aid Are to
Make Application Through
The sum of $200 became available
Dec. 1 from the student loan fund
started last spring as a memorial by
the class of 1908 at the University of
Missouri. This sum is in the hands
of a committee of tutors, of which Prof.
L. M. Defoe is secretary and is to be
loaned out to needy students of the
Junior and Senior classes at a low
rate of interest.
The memorial loan lund was started
last spring, when a number of Senior
students determined to start a fund
for the purpose of assisting poor stu
dents in getting a University educa
tion. Each student of the Senior class
was to give $2 to the fund and each
year duplicate the gift. Other classes
are privileged to join in the movement.
Moie than $200 has already been col
lected. It is believed that more than 100
students will give annually to the fund.
The amount is not limited and several
graduates have already sent in sums of
from $3 to $10.
How to Borrow.
The money can be borrowed in sums
of $100 and less and principal and in
terest is due at the end of the second
year after the student graduates. The
money draws five per cent- interest.
Principal and interest goes back into
the memorial loan fund.
Applications for the use of this
money may be made to Prof. L. M.
Defoe at Room 1, Engineering Building,
and applications for this year must be
filed not later than Jan. 10.
The money is not obtainable by di
rect application, but through some well
known student or member of the fac
ulty. The student makes his needs
known to them, and they may then
apply to the trustees. If upon inves
tigation the trustees find that the stu
dent is deserving they deal directly
with the applicant.
The president of the 190S Senior
class, which started the memorial loan
fund, is C. B. Hutchison, now connected
with the Agricultural Department.
Miss Nelle Farley was secretary of the
class. Mr. Hutchison has been elected
permanent secretary of the class and
with the tutors has charge of the fund.
The tutors who have been selected
by the class of 1903 to have charge of
the memorial loan fund are: Dr. Wood
son Moss, Prof. J. C. Whittcn, Judge
E. W. Hinton, and Prof. L. M. Defoe.
VESSELS COLLIDE IN
HEAVY ENGLISH FOG
All on Board Reported Killed in Wreck
br United Trew.
DOVER. England, Dec. 1. It is re
ported that two vessels collided in the
bay in the heavy fog here today and
all on lioard perished. Lifeboats are
searching for the victims, but the fog
still hides all traces of the wreck.
The fog. over all the British and
Irish ports, is the worst in years. Nav
igation has been seriously crippled.
MATHEWS0N TO HARVARD
The Great New York Pitcher Signs to
By United Tress.
BOSTON. Nov. 30. Christy Mathew
on, the New York pitcher, will coach
the Harvard ball squad next spring.
-.Matty"' will have charge of about
ten a-pirants for twirling honors. He
will begin work late in February and
continue to coach the college boys until
the outdoor work is well under way.
Thi-. will be early in March, about the
time the Giants start for Texas for
Grasty Newspaper Proprietor.
The St. Paul Dispatch announces
that its owner, George Thompson, has
sold to Charles II. Grasty, former own
er of the Baltimore Newst an equal
interest in the Dispatch, which in the
future will be conducted jointly by Mr.
Thompson and 'Mr. Grasty. Mr. Grasty
n the son of the late Rev. Dr. John
Vasty of Columbia and attended
FRANK ACKER, STAR
OF ST. LOUIS U. TEAM,
SLANTS TO COACH HERE
Cochems' Crack Half Back Writes to
Friend that He'd Like
Frank Acker, star half back for the
last three years on the St. Louis Uni
versity football team, wants to become
a member of the football coaching
loard of the University of Missouri.
Acker will not be a student of St.
Louis University next year. After this
year he is going to become a profes
sional football coach, and in a letter to
a friend, B. D. Simon, a Senior in the
Engineering Department, Acker ex
presses his desire to become a member
of the University of Missouri coaching
'CO-ED" AND TRAVELING
MAN EXCHANGE TRUNKS,
LINGERIE FOR SHOES
Miss Mae Corwin of Maryrille
Thanksgiving Surprise on
Return to Read Hall.
Miss Mae Corwin of Maryrille ar
rived at Read Hall returning from a
visit home, this morning and on open
ing her trunk was surprised to find
it full of shoes with not a single pair
No doubt some "drummer" is revel
ling on Thanksgiving dainties, and
wondering where he ever run across all
of the feminine lingerie in his trunk.
As yet Miss Corwin has been able
to get no trace of her lost trunk.
MISS COLD WEATHER,
SISTER OF JACK FROST,
HERE FOR LONG VISIT
Fair and Continued Cool is Forecast
for This Evening and
Miss Cold Weather, widely known in
Columbia, arrived last evening for an
indefinite visit here. She is a sister
of Jack Frost, also known here. The
society editor's note is as follows:
''Fair and continued cold tonight and
The temperature at 8 a. m. was 10
degrees; at 2 p. m., 23 degrees.
HADLEY SPENT $310,
CHAMP CLARK $721
Candidates Defeated and Victorious
File Expense Accounts for
JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 1. Friday,
Dec. 4, 1908, is the last day for candi
dates in either the State primary, Aug.
5, or the general election, Nov. 3, to
file affidavits of their expense accounts.
Defeated candidates must file just the
same as the successful ones.
W. S. Cowherd, defeated for Govern
or, spent $2,450.40, of which 750 went
to the Democratic State Committee as
a campaign contribution, and the bal
ance for printing, traveling and other
Attorney General Hadley expended
$310, of which $200 went to the Re
publican State Committee as a cam
paign contribution, and the rest for
travel and printing.
N. T. Gentry, who was defeated in
the primary for the Republican nomi
nation for Attorney-General, spent
S780.2D, and it cost Bernard Dierkes
$408.50 to try for the Democratic nomi
nation for State Auditor in the pri
mary. Champ Clark spent $721.25 to be re
elected Congressman in the Ninth Dis
trict. STUDENTS FIGHT A FIRE
They Extinguish Blaze on Matthews
Students of the University of Mis
souri organized an impromptu fire bri
gade this morning and extinguished a
small blaze at 402 Matthews street.
Gus Gehrback led other students to the
roof, where they put out the fire,
caused by tinder, which flew from the
chimney. W. II. Lowry is the owner.
The damage was trilling.
Dr. John Pickard to Lecture.
Dr. John Pickard will lecture on
"Tone in Painting" at the exhibition
of water colors in Academic Hall this
evening at 8 o'clock. He will illustrate
his lecture by reference to paintings in
Dr. Cole on State Board.
Dr. J. B. Cole, of Columbia, has been
appointed by Gov. Folk a member of
the State Board of Osteopathy for a
period of five years from May 1, 1908.
SAYS FERTILIZER MANUFACTURERS
Department of Agriculture
GUARANTEES ARE MISLEADING
and Nitrogen Are Below
Forty-five per cent of the fertilizers
sold to the farmers of Missouri by
big packing companies, and by other
companies engaged in the manufacture
of commercial fertilizers, does not con
tain the elements shown in the guar
antee pasted on the outside of each
package, as required by law. This is
the finding of an investigation the
Agricultural Experiment Station of
Missouri has been making with sam
ples obtained in seventy-five cities and
towns of the state.
The firms found to be violating the
law in this regard are located princi
pally in St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas
City, and most of the commercial fer
tilizer used in the Mississippi Valley
is made by them.
The following nine firms are said by
Dr. T. T. Trowbridge, chemist for the
experimental station, to be violators of
the law: Swift & Co., Chicago, fifty
five per cent of whose samples failed
to come up to the guarantee stamped
on the outside of the bags; Armour &
Co., St. Louis and Kansas City, forty
one per cent; P. B. Mathias & Co., St.
Louis, sixty-seven per cent; Mayer
Fertilizer Co., St. Louis, fifty-three per
cent; Tuscarora Fertilizers Co., Chica
go, forty-seven per cent; Empire Car
bon Works, St. Louis, forty-one per
cent; Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.,
Mtmphis, Tenn., thirty-three per cent;
Morris & Co., Kansas City, thirty-one
per cent; Arkansas Fertilizer Co., Lit
tle Rock, thirty-six per cent.
Students Hade Investigation.
The investigation and analysis was
made during the spring of 1908, and a
bulletin announcing the result of the
experiments has just been issued. Two
students in the Agricultural Depart
ment of the University of Missouri
were sent out over the state, and col
lected 150 samples of practically every
brand of fertilizer sold in the state.
The method employed in making the
investigation was to go to a dealer in
a town and take samples from each
separate bag of fertilizer he had on
sale, with the manufacturer's name,
and the guarantee of the elements
therein contained, which the law re
quires each manufacturer to stamp on
the outside of each package.
The students who collected the sam
ples were Edward J. Rodekohr, of
Center, Mo., and A. A. Jones, 'of Kan
sas City. Both are seniors in the Ag
ricultural Department. The experi
ments were conducted under the di
rection of Dr. Trowbridge.
Costly Ingredients "Shy."
The result of the experiments showed
that the three principal ingredients of
commercial fertilizers nitrogen, phos
phorus, and potassium which are re
quired to fertilize soil for the raiding
of wheat, corn, oats, or other grain,
were used in the mixture on an aver
age of forty-five per cent less, it is
charged, than the manufacturer guar
anteed in his statement on the outside
of the package, and in his advertising
literature sent out to the farmers.
Samples were collected from retail
dealers in St. Louis, Kansas City, St.
Joseph, Hannibal, Joplin, Carthage, and
from practically every town of im
portance in the state, and it is said
that in all cases the samples fell short
of the guarantee, Dr. Trowbridge says.
These fertilizers sell from $20 to $30
per ton, retail, and the farmer has no
method of determining what the fer
By cutting down on the expensive
nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium,
and filling up with cheaper substitutes,
Dr. Trowbridge says the manufacturer
doubles his profit.
Here's the Law.
The law on this subject, known as
the "Missouri fertilizer law," is con
tained in ten sections of the Missouri
Statutes, and explains explicitly what
the manufacturer must do in the man
ufacture and sale of fertilizers. It pro
vides that the manufacturer must label
each package sold with the firm name,
and trade mark; the address of the
manufacturer; and the guaranteed
chemical composition of the fertilizer,
that is, the percentage of nitrogen, the
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THE LAW TO
I HOW MANUFACTURER PROFITS
BY "SKIMPING" FERTILIZERS
The ingredients said to be
nitrogen, phosphorus and 'potassium, which are essential to soils where
wheat, corn, oats and other grains are to be raised.
These are the most expensive ingredients of fertilizers, and by
"skimping" them the manufacturer reaps a substantial profit.
About half the fertilizers on sale have less of these ingredients than
is stated in labels pasted on them, Dr. Trowbridge says.
The law provides a penalty of $100 for the first offense, and $200
for each offense thereafter, to be assessed against the manufacturer who
misstates the ingredients of the
The investigation under the
here is still under way.
Missouri U. Head is Talked
of As Successor to Dr.
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 1. The Omaha
Bee says, in its department of college
"Students and faculty of the State
University are deeply interested in the
selection of a chancellor to succeed E.
Benjamin Andrews, who recently re
signed on the advice of his physicians.
Many of the students and teachers as
well are in favor of the calling of A.
Ross Hill, now president of the Mis
souri State University. Dr. Hill is a
graduate of the Nebraska State Uni
versity and was for a time assistant
"The report comes from Missouri,
however, that President Hill is well
suited to the people down there and
while he loves the university of this
state and naturally would be proud to
come back as a chancellor to the in
stitution he left as a graduate, it would
require a hard pull to get him back."
CORNER IN BUTTER
Prices Will Be Advanced
Greatly After January 1,
By United Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 1. Commission deal
ers in Chicago, Boston, New York and
Elgin, 111., have effected a corner of
the butter market and it is reported
that prices will be greatly advanced
after Jan. 1.
It is understood that the dealers
have 10,000,000 pounds of butter in
storage and completely dominate the
situation. By shrewd manipulation of
prices they are said to have captured
the entire butter supply.
FRISCO POLICE CHIEF
No One Saw Biggy Fall or Jump From
By United Press.
SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 1. Mystery
surrounds the death of Chief of Police
Biegv, who was drowned last night
from a police patrol boat. Tugs and
launches are still searching for his
body. None saw Biggy fall or jump
William Murphy, engineer of the
boat and the only other man on board,
is held for investigation. He says he
saw nothing of Biggy's actions. Biggy
was returning from an interview with
the police eommi-sioners and their
statement may throw light on the mys
tery. It is considered possible that he
committed suicide, as he had been un
der a cloud following a recent investi
gation. Newberry in the Cabinet.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 1. Tru
man Newberry of Michigan today look
the .oath of Secretary of the Navy.
succeeding victor Metcalf, and attended
his first cabinet meeting.
Banks Must Make Reports.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 1. The
Comptroller of Currency today called
for reports on the condition of all Na
tional banks up to Now 27.
commercial fertilizers are
fertilizer he puts on the market.
direction of the Experiment Station
TO PRESENT PLAY
Cosmopolitan Club Plans to
Give "Mock Hague
Toda Cho of Tochigi, Japan, was
elected a delegate to the National As
sociation of Cosmopolitan Clubs, which
meets at the University of Michigan at
Ann Arbor during the Christmas holi
days, at a meeting of the Cosmopolitan
Club here last evening. The Associa
tion of Cosmopolitan Clubs is composed
of the chapters at the various univer
sities of the United States. There are
now more than twenty-five chapters in
North and South America, and probably
twice that number in Europe.
The club also decided to give a Cos
mopolitan Club play at the University
of Missouri. They will probably pre
sent the "Mock Hague Tribunal," which
was given at Cornell University last
year, tach nation will be represented
in the play with native costumes. This
will be the first time that such a play
has been produced in the West.
The club also indorsed the universal
language of Esperanto, and voted to
form a club at the University of Mis
souri to study that language. The club
considered that since Esperanto is a
world language, it was appropriate that
the Cosmopolitan Club take up the
study as a part of its work at the
University. Several universities now
give regular courses in Esperanto.
"DICK" LINDSAY IS DEAD
Washington Correspondent Lectured on
Richard II. Lindsay, Washington cor
respondent of the Kansas City Star,
died in Washington yesterday after an
illness of only a few days.
Mr. Lindsay was born in Clinton
county, Mo., in 18(i., was graduated
from William Jewell College in 1886,
and made journalism his life work. Few
correspondents were so widely and
pleasantly known. Everyone called
him "Dick," a term of sincere affec
tion. He married Miss Grace Ham fif
teen years ago. They have no chil
dren. Mr. Lindsay had made frequent vis
its to Columbia and was ope of the
earliest lecturers here on journalism.
CURE FOR LOVESICKNESS
Doctor Says It Can Be Treated One
Remedy, Get a New Love.
CHICAGO. Dec. 1. In a lecture be
fore the Chicago College of Medicine
Dr. A. R. Hagle explained a cure for
A doctor can prepare himself to
treat lovesickness through mental in
fluence just as more serious ill- are
treated by it," he said. "One sugges
tion is to find a new love. This occa
sionally cures an old love complaint."
He commended the theory of Bishop
Fallows of mind and medicine working
Pope's Condition Improved.
By United Press.
ROME, Dec. 1. The condition of the
I'ope is somewhat improved today. His
ailment is diagnosed by his phjsician-.
as bronchitis, and it is believed that
a few days' rest will restore his health.
He has been instructed to remain in
Roosevelt Appoints Union Man.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. President
Roosevelt today announced the appoint
ment of Daniel T. Keefe, of Detroit,
president of the Longshoremen'1 Un
ion, as Commissioner of General Immigration.
Defends Football Coach From
Attacks Made SinceTeam's
Defeat at Kansas City
Urges United Support.
HIS SPEECH AT ASSEMBLY
IS GREETED WITH APPLAUSE
Students Make Music Under
Direction of Prof. W. H.
President A. Ross Hill of the Uni
versity of Missouri, at the student as
sembly in the Auditorium this morn
ing, again censured the football '-knockers"
in the school and came to the
defense of Coach W. J. Monilaw against
the criticism to which he has been
subjected since the defeat of the Tigprs
Dr. Hill contrasted what he termed
the "knocking" spirit in the University
of Missouri with the spirit of other
schools in which he has been a student
or teacher. He said the Tigers lost
the Thanksgiving Day game, which he
witnessed, not because they were in
ferior to Kansas in football knowledge,
but largely because the breaks in the
luck were with the Jayhawkers. His
speech was greeted with applause.
Dr. Hill's Speech.
The President remarked that he went
to the assemblies to meet the students
and he invited them to meet him, as
there were many questions of interest
that he wished to give a few minutes
of the period to without interfering
with the regular program or calling a
special assembly. This morning he
would take a moment to the considera
tion of a topic that he supposed was
not yet entirely forgotten football.
He said in part:
"We encouraged the team before the
Thanksgiving game to play its best and
asked the men to keep in mind that
thy represented the University. I now
wish to say that, though I regret their
defeat, I am satisfied with their efforts
and spirit, and that I was never
prouder of them than at the close of
the Thanksgiving game. They played
the best game I ever saw played by a
Missouri football team and won the
respect of officials and opponents.
"One of the officials told me in ad
vance that the teams were so evenly
matched that he expected to see no
score except by some goal from the
field or as a result of a fumble, or an
accident of some kiniL That expresses
the character of the game.
"But from the same sources that fur
nished mutterings of discontent which
threatened to undermine the spirit of
the students and team in the course of
the season, there now came com
plaints and criticisms of team and
coaches, most of which are entirely un
warranted. One criticism says that
there was much money lost on the
game. That docs not worry me as this
University is not supporting intercol
legiate athletics for the entertainment
or profit of the gp.mblers. Another
savs that the team did not know the
rudiments of football. That is simply
false and the jhtioii making it shows
that he doesn't know the game him
self, but can only tell the sort of
playing the men did by the score rec
ords in the newspapers. Another pro
pounds the theory that we can only
judge of coaching by the results and
that it is therefore evident our men
were not well coached.
Praises Tigers' Playing.
"By re-ult- they mean victory or de
feat without reference to the kind of
playing done by the team. They seem
to forget that there are two sides to
a football conllict and that good play
ing does not neccarily bring victory.
But the quality of the logic of some
croakers can l-st le appreciated by
noticing that while taking victory as
the criterion of good coaching they ir
the next breath suggest that this Uni
versity employ Washington's coach!
"Just bear in mind that Nebraska
was badly defeated by the same team
that barely defeated Missouri, and yet
no one hears that Nebraska is contem
plating a complete change in her sys
tem. "I like the spirit shown by students
I met after the game last Thurwiay
when they came to me and said, 'We'll
"Let the students keep good athletes
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