COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1908.
FOR POOR LIGHTS
Supt. Sherman of City Plant
Says Increased Demand
NO RESERVE POWER AVAILABLE
'Slight Mishaps Noticeable,"
He Says, When Told of
TWO ARMIES FACE
CLASH IN HAYTI
Rebel Army May Attack the
"Force, is Report.
ENMITY FOR UNITED STATES
Minister Furnish is Accused
of Lending Aid to
DEAN OF BIBLE COLLEGE WHO
HAS TENDERED RESIGN A TION
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Many lottery have been received re
cently ly tlic University Missourian,
some of which have been published,
from citizens of Columbia and students
of the University of Missouri, in which
they made complaints of the electric
light Venice in Columbia. Several of
the students have said that the dim
ness of the lights has compelled them
to wear glasses, and almost all of them
have complained of the injury to their
eyes from studying by these lights.
J. M. Sherman, superintendent of the
city water and light plant, told a re
porter for the University Missourian
todav that the large increase in the
demands on the plant is the principal
cause of the defective service.
Demand is Unexpected.
"This increase within the last year
has been large, and has necessitated
the spending of a largo amount of
money," said Mr. Sherman. "The in-crea-ed
demand on the output of the
plant came on lis unexpectedly, and it
has been with much difficulty that we
have been able to handle it.
"Within the last eightoen months,
since T took charge of the plant, there
have been about 130 new meters put
in. The average numlier of lights to
each meter is twelve. And with an
additional (100 lights that have been
put in, this would make the increase
in lights in the neighborhood of 2.000.
The increase in motor power has been
about li5 horse-power.
"Although the plant was not in
good condition when I took charge,
there was equipment enough, if it were
in proper condition, to supply the de
mand made upon it. But with the
large increase it has been with much
difficulty that the plant has been kept
Works at Full Capacity.
"We are at present without reserve
power, and every slight mishap is no
ticeable all over the city. The plant
is worked to its full capacity all of
"The matter of new machinery is
out of the question, for the reason
that there is no money at our disposal.
When I came into the office the com
pany was about $1,000 in debt. We
have paid that debt, and have spent
between $S,000 and 10,000 in extend
ing the water and light -service and in
equipping the plant.
Local Trouble Causes Dimness.
"Complaints of dim lights come into
this office frequently. The trouble is
usually a local one. caused by putting
more work on the transmitters than
they are able to do. We have not put
in the necessary number of transmit
ters because we did not have them, and
did not have the money to buy them.
The transmitters in sonic districts are
much more heavily loaded than in
others. In a few eases the trouble is
with the wire.
"It is impossible, under the circum
stances, to give these overloaded dis
tricts the proper current. Last even
ing at 7:30 o'clock the current on
Hroadway was 115 volts, and five blocks
south of Broadway there were only
ninety volts. The standard voltage for
light is 103, and in order to maintain
that voltage five blocks south of Broad
way, it would be necessary to increase
the voltage on Broadway to 130. It is
impossible to use this high voltage.
It would break the lamps.
"The remedy for this is more trans
mitters, and we are attending to this
as Wst we can. As soon as a few mi
nor troubles at the plant are regulated,
and we get more -transmitters, or get
the ones we have so arranged that their
work will be more evenly divided, we
will have good service.
"The increase in demand for lights
has been very hard to meet without
sufficient money for equipment, but we
are now lvginning to see our way
clear. Evepting the possibility of ac
cidents to machinery, for which e
can make no calculation, I see no rea
son why the people of Columbia should
not, in a short time, have a good elec
tric light service."
Ify United Tress.
PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, Dec. 3.
Quiet prevails here today, but it is
feared that the rival ambitions of Gen.
Legitime, who yesterday was declared
provisional president, and of Gen. Si
mon, who heads another rebel army
thirty miles from the city, may cause
Xord Alexis, the deposed president,
is preparing to sail for France," where
his fortune is stored. If he accepts
Legitime as president, it is likely there
will be no further trouble.
Much feeling is displayed against
Minister Furnish of the United States,
who is accused of helping Alexis to re
sist the rebellion. Placards attacking
him have been posted throughout the
city and his recall is demanded..
Armed sailors from the two American
cruisers and the French cruisers, which
have been in the harbor, were landed
yesterday and are guarding their re
spective legations. The rage of the
mob which surrounded the palace of
Alexis was appeased by the announce
ment that he had sailed for a distant
Women Curse Alexis.
Haytien women in the streets cursed
the aged Alexis and hurled coarse epi
thets at him and his family. The peo
ple pillaged the central market and
killed a butcher who tried to protect
The overthrow of the government
was accomplished without a shot, arm
ed bodies of citizens taking possession
of the city and declaring Legitime the
provisional president. Gen. Simon re
mained outside the city with his forces.
The issue in the Republic now is be
tween the two bodies of rebels to de
termine which is the real government.
COST OF LUG
Girls in Costume Will Help
Entertain Visitors to
FORTUNE TELLERS THERE, TOO
Pr. William J. Lhamon.
OF CHINESE RACE
Fred Dearing, Visiting Here,
Tells of Progress in the
UNITED STATES WILL KEEP
HANDS OFF IN HAYTI
By United Pres.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 3. The
United States has no intention of in
terceding in the Haytien revolution.
The overthrow of President Alexis is
regarded as an internal matter, which
the Haytien people themselves should
settle. Unless the rights of Americans
and other foreigners become jeopardiz
ed, the United States will allow affairs
to take their course.
DEAR, DEAR! ACKER
QOESN'T WANT MUCH;
WOULD BE BIG NOISE
Cochems' Star Declares He Wouldn't
Be Contented Except as
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3. Frank Acker,
star halfback on the Si. Louis Uni
versity football team, today denied the
report that he was seeking a position
on the coaching staff of the University
of Missouri, or that he contemplated
entering the coaching field next year.
"I did not ask for a place on the
University of Missouri coaching loard,"
said Acker. "Furthermore. I would
not accept a secondary position. Un
less I could have charge of the team,
I would not go to Columbia. Mr. Si
mon, a friend of mine, who is attending
school there, wrote me. asking if 1
would accept a position as assistant
coach. My reply was that I would
not accept anything short of head
"I have offers from four Western
schools to coach their teams next year,
but I have refused them all. After
finishing my medical course, I expect
to take up coaching, but that will be
"The Chinese are not natively infe
rior to any other Asiatic race," said
Fred Hearing, second secretary of the
American Legation at Pekin, China, to
a reporter for the University Missou
rian today. He is in Columbia on a
visit to his mother.
"The United States should feel
proud of their educational connections
with China and if China is to make
any further progress it will lie through
"In the past the Chinese have been
regarded as a dull people but of late
a great educational reform wave has
swept over China and now there isn't
a hamlet that hasn't its little school.
There are two large Universities in
China. One of them, the University of
Pekin. is situated at Pekin, the capital
of the Empire.
Work of Missionaries.
"These universities employ foreign
ers from every nation as instructors
and through these men the Chinese
students learn what their fathers did
not know. The Universities are sup
plemented by a number of Missionary
"The missionaries will take charge
of a Chinese boy when he is young
and will practically rear him and give
him a complete education. These young
men at the conclusion of their educa
tion enter the service of the Chinese
government and if they show any es
pecial ability they are often sent to
foreign countries to complete their edu
cation. "Japan receives the majority of these
students because of its being close to
China and because the Japanese have
so much in common with China. Next
to Japan the United States gets the
majority of Chinese-students.
"These students form the most in
telligent and most progressive class of
the nation and they arc the ones re
sponsible for the great progress leing
TO SAVE A TOWN
Citizens of Pine Bluff, Weary
of Red Tape, Defy
Rare Brasses and Antiques to
Be Sold at Y. M. C. A.
made by this nation.
"I think China has a bright future
which has been made possible through
the educational progress of its people."
NEW JERSEY STRIKERS
CLASH WITH GUARDS
DR. LADD IS PRESIDENT
Former Rolla Director Heads Oklahoma
School of Mines.
The Board of Regents of the Okla
homa School of Mines last night signed
a contract with Dr. George E. Ladd,
former director of the School of Mines
at Rolla. by which he becomes presi
dent of the Oklahoma school, located
bv the last legislature at AVilburton.
The school will be opened Jan. 1.
1009, for a six months' term.
Militia May Go to Quell Riot at Perth
By United Prets.
PERTH AMBOY, N. J., Dec. 3. One
hundred strikers today attacked the
National Fireproofing Works and depu
ties, special guards and strike-breakers
returned the fire. No one was serious
ly hurt, though many shots were ex
changed. Troops who had been on the scene
were withdrawn yesterday, as most of
the strikers had returned to work. The
importation of strike-breakers aroused
the foreign employees and the battle
followed. It is expected that the mili
tia will return.
Br Hutted Tress.
PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dee. .3. Citizens
last night blew up the levee opposite
Pine Bluir, with dynamite, to save the
The government had given orders not
to ue dynamite, but despite this fact.
the levee was crevassed by unknown
Early in the week, citizens appealed
to the Government to blow a crevasse
in the levee, in order to save the city
from the rising flood, which was under
mining the buildings along the shore.
The Government refused, and yes
terday the citizens in mass meeting,
decided to blow up the levee on their
own responsibility. However, last
night's action is said not to be ollicial.
The point which was dynamited was
known as the "bone of contention" in
the battle against the treacherous
river. It has continuously thrown the
swift current against the south bank,
right at the business section of the
River Will Change Courre.
It is said that the river will now
change its course, and the current will
strike the bank nearly a mile below
A section of land north of the court
house walls, ten feet wide by 100 feet
long, was moving slowly toward the riv
er. The kitchen of the residence of C. G.
Brockway slid into the river late last
night. The occupants fortunately had
timely warning. Several warehouses
along the banks which have been partly
wrecked are tottering. The entire river
front is cracked and unsafe, even for
Secretary of War Wright had been
appealed to for permission to change
the course of the river. The message
was signed by Mayor Tooney, County
Judge Gould, President of the Board of
Trade Byrd and Chairman of the Citi
zens' Committee JBell.
Citizens of Pine Bluff also had
wired President Roosevelt to intercede
in behalf of this city to get permission
from the secretary of war to divert the
channel of the river.
Siv girl students in the University
of Missouri, gurlied in the costume of
the Orient, will give a Japanese dance
and "laundry song" at the Oriental
bazaar which is to open this evening
in the auditorium of the University
of Missouri. The profits from the ba
zaar will go into the V. W. C. A.
house furnishing fund.
The voung women who are to take
part in the dance are Mi-es Myrtle
Meyer, Mary Corwin. Irene Shaefer.
Maliel Whitney, Leta Morris and Ruth
Have Your Palm Read.
Fortune telling by "expert" palmists
whose identity is kept secret to whet
the curiosity of the public, will Imj one
of the principal features of the bazaar.
In addition to this there will be a
musical program under the direction
of Prof. W. II. Pommer. A violin solo
by M. L. Silverman, and a piano solo
by Miss Aurora Leedom will be among
Oriental sweets will Ik- sold at booths
presided over by Mrs. Walter MeNab
Dean of Bible College of the
Christian Church Tenders
Resignation Will Move
to Des Moines, Iowa.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL
SOON CONSIDER ACTION
Failing Health One Cause
For the Distinguished
See the Jap Tearoom.
Tomorrow afternoon a Japanese tea
room will le represented, and girls in
Japanese costume will serve tea. Those
serving will be Miss Caroline Jesse,
Miss Ada Lefevre. Miss Calilwl Ingels,
Miss Margaret Woodson. Miss Laura
Snodgrass, and Miss Hazel Kirk. Miss
Kirk will wear a Japanese costume
brought from Japan by Ilin Wong Ilin.
At a table presided over by the
Y. V. C. A. girls, sachets and Christ
mas presents will be sold. Russian
brasses. Oriental lace work anil pottery
and Japanese bric-a-brac will lie among
the other things on sale.
The baz-aar will be open till late Fri
SUNBEAM STUDENTS MAY
NOT OBEY PR0U FR0U
AND PEEE-A-B00 RULES
Fairer Sex of Weather University
Wishes to Appear When and
How It Pleases.
The announcement by Dean Fore
caster, of Weather University, that the
sunbeams should not appear in frou
from skirts and peek-a-lnio waists has
caused unsettled conditions among the
sunlK-ams. Several of the leading sun
beams are in favor of ignoring Dean
Forecaster's rule, but it has not lieen
definitely determined whether or not
they will appear.
The information was given as fol
lows: "Unsettled weather tonight and
The temperature at 8 a. m. was 22
degrees; atgj p. m., 37.
TYPHOID FEVER CLAIMS
G. G. REAM, STUDENT
M'CUTCHEON IS UNABLE
TO BE HERE TOMORROW
John T. McCutcheon, a noteil news
paper cartoonist, who was to have lec
tured here tomorrow evening in the
Y. M. C. A. lecture cour-e, will not ap
pear on that date.
S. Perry Wilson, secretary of the
Y. M. C. A., received a telegram this
morning from C. C. Coons, of Kansas
City, who has charge of the lecture
bureau which is supplying the series of
nuinlwrs here. Mr. Coons said Mr.
McCutcheon will le unable to appsar
here. He did not explain why. Mr.
McCutcheon will be heard here later in
Junior Teacher Dies in Parker Memorial
George Garland Ream, of Greenridge,
Pettis county, died in the Parker .me
morial Hospital early this afternoon,
after an illness of typhoid fever lasting
forty-two days. His father, L. B.
Ream, was present at his death.
The young man was a Junior in the
Teachers College and the College of Arts
JOHN DAVIS SUCCUMBS
TO TYPHOID FEVER
John Davis of South Tenth street
died this morning at 4 o clock of ty
idioid fever. He will be buried tomor
row afternoon in the Columbia ceme
tery, the Rev. W. S. St. Clair of the
Christian Church officiating. A widow
and four children survive Davis.
Vandiver Improver. Slowly.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3. Willard D. Van
diver, State Suerintendent of Insur
ance, is gradually improving, according
tp the statements of his doctors, but
the recuperating process is slow. The
question of an operation for appendi
citis is as- vet undecided.
Dr. William J. Lhamon, dean of the
Bible College of the Christian Church,
h: ..tendered his resignation to the
Board of Trustees of the college, to
take effect not later than the end of
the present school year.
Dr. Lhamon gies as one of the chief
reasons of his resignation the. high cost
of living in Columbia. He will move
to Des Moines. la., and will divide his
lime lietween chautauqua and evan
The Board of Trustees, meniliers of
which are scattered over the State, will
meet soon to act on the resignation.
Dr. Lhamon has given notice of his
intention to the executive committee
of the board, of which J. W. Putnam,
instructor in economics in the Univer
sity of Missouri, is secretary.
Here Seven Years.
News of Dr. Lhamon's resignation
will come as a surprise to the mem
bers of the Christian church of the
state. He has been at the head of the
Bible College for seven years. Lowry
Hall, at Ninth and Lowry streets, the
home of the college, was built five
years ago by subscriptions obtained
largely through his efforts.
Under his administration, the Uni
ersity has recognized the college as
an affiliated institution, and full credit
toward an academic degree is now
given students for work done in several
courses, notably that in the Hebraic
language, in the Bible College. Seventy-six
students are enrolled in the col
lege tins semester. .Last year more
tlmn 10 per cent of the students in
the College of Arts and Science of the
University took some work in the Bi
Health Giving Way.
The college is devoted tb theological'
teaching, under the auspices of the.
Christian church of Missouri.
"My health, for one thing, demands'
that I make a change," Dr. Lhamon
told a reporter for the University Mis
sotirian this morning. "Last year I
taught twenty-four hours a week and
preached every Sunday. The strain
was too great. Then, too, I find the
changeable climate here taxes my
health. I have been considering a move
for a year.
'"The chief reason for my determin
ation to leave Columbia is the high
cost of living here. I feel that I owe
it to my family to go elsewhere. At
Des Moines, the seat of Drake Univer
sity, they will have good educational
advantages, while the cost of living is
much cheaper. In the chautauqua and
evangelistic field I can double my pres
ent income and at the same time be
of as much service to the church as 1
Executive Committee Acts.
R. A. Long, president of the Long"
Bell Lumber Co., of Kansas City, is
head of the Board of Trustees. The
executive committee of the board, com
posed of J. T. Mitchell, D. A. Robnett,
B. F. Lowry and J. W. Putnam, met
this morning and adopted the following;
'Whereas, Dean W. J. Lhamorr of
the Bible Colh-ge of Missouri, feeling
called to another field to work, ha
placed his resignation in the hands of
the secretary of the Board of Trustees,
to take effect at the pleasure of the
licard. not later than June, 1000, there
fore, Ik? it
'Resolved, that the executive com
ndttee of the board hereby expresses
the earnest hope that his plans for the
future may jiermit him to continue
with the college till the close of the
present collegiate year, and
"Re-olvetl, that the executive com
mittee further desires to express its
appreciation of the earnest, faithful
and efficient services which he has ren
dered the Bible College during the seven
year that he has served as its dean,
and to assure him that he will carry
with him into his new field of labor
the sincere respect and good wishes of
every member of the Board."
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