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COIiUMBIA, MISSOUKI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1908.
Miss Elizabeth Payne Evades
High Prices of Columbia
Grocers by Buying Goods
REDUCES COST FOR EACH
PERSON 5 1-2 CENTS A DAY
Gets Steaks Fifty Per Cent
Cheaper From Farmers'
CALLED TO PEKIN
Li Sum Ling Cannot Accept
Invitation to Visit the
PREPARING HIS MESSAGE
HONORED BY PRESIDENT-ELECT
Congratulates Students On
Their Chance to Study
One woman of Columbia lias found
a way to evade what the housekeepers
call the exorbitant prices of food ar
ticles hen-, and has reduced the cost of
living from twenty-seven and one-half
cents for each person per day to twenty-two
She is Miss Elizabeth Payne, matron
of the Phi Kappa Psi House, 301 Waugh
street, who escapes the prevailing high
prices of Columbia grocers and butchers
by buying groceries at wholesale and
meats from farmers' wagons.
Miss Payne has lived in St. Louis
and in Louisville, Ky., and says the
prices in Columbia exceed those in
either of these cities.
''When I first came to Columbia,"
she told a reporter for the University
Missourian today, "I bought supplies
for the chapter house from the dealers
here, but the prices were so much
higher than in Louisville and St. Louis
that I soon adopted a different plan.
Cuts Price of Steak in Half.
"I now buy most groceries at whole
sale and get them as cheap as they
sell in other places. Sugar, which I
have been buying here, is very high. 1
pay about seven cents. I get my meats
from farmers' wagons and save about
thirty per cent on meats alone.
"Rib roasts, which the butchers in
Columbia sell for seventeen cents a
pound, I get for ten cents; steak that
they sell for twenty-five cents, I get
for twelve and a half."
There are twenty men in the Phi
Kappa 1M House and Miss Payne has
estimated the daily grocery bill under
her present system of buying at $4.3S,
or almost twenty-two cents a day for
Hin Wong, a Chinese student hi Jour
nalism, has just received word from
his father, Shiu King Wong of New
York, that Li Sum Ling has given up
hope of paying a visit to this city.
Mr. Li expressed his thanks to the
Department of Journalism for its in
vitation and congratulated the students
here on their opportunity of getting a
good training before going out to serve
Mr. Li is the editor of the Hong Kong
Chinese Mail and has been traveling in
this country during the last three
months after a similar trip in Europe.
His travel at the beginning was for the
purpose of educating himself in sub
jects that will improve his work as an
editor. He studied carefully European
and American institutions and inter
viewed many public men on both
sides of the Atlantic, getting from them
information which it is impossible for a
regular Chinese official to obtain.
Mr. Li has been asked by President
elect Taft to remain in this country
until Mr. Taft goes to the White
House, when he will be ready to an
nounce his views on many (juestions
concerning the Far East. Mr. Li, how
ever, has been unexpectedly called home
by the Chinese government through Li
King Fong, the Chinese Minister .to
England and son of the late Chinese
statesman, Li Hung Chang.
This call comes from the Minister to
England because Mr. Li was in England
for some time and the Chinese govern
ment thinks he is still there.
Mr. Li is not a secret agent of the
government. The Pekin government
calls him because he has met public
mm of the two continents informally
and obtained valuable information.
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BAZAAR IS OPEN
Samivars of Brass, Japanese
Ramicans and Peacock
Fans on Sale.
Sweet Music and Fortune
Teller's Chat All for
JEREMIAH S. DOfiSEY
OEAO IN ST. LOUIS
Notable Figure in Columbia
Business Life Passes Away
at Age of 74 Funeral tc
Be Held Here.
HIS REMARKABLE FEALTY
TO JEFFERSON'S PRINCIPLES
Revolution Imminent Unless
He Assumes the
FOR BIG CONTEST
COST OF LIVING ONLY ONE
FACTOR IN RESIGNATION
Dr W. J. LI i anion. Dean of the Chris
tian HilIe College of the University of
Missouri, in response to a lequest from
the University Missourian for further
statement as to his reason for resign
ing from his position here, today wrote
the following statement:
"At the request of a representative
oif the University Missourian l am
quite willing to say that there appeared
in the head-lines of the 'write-up' yes
terday respecting my resignation an
example of the fallacy of over-emphasis.
A minor matter was made to ap
pear too important. It is not the cost
of living in Columbia that is driving
me out, though I did mention that as
a consideration. Xow that the matter
is out I feel bound to go a step fur
ther, and nssurq the business men of
Columbia that I have several hundred
sympathizers. There is scarcely a man
on a salary in Columbia who is not
groaning. And how the people who
keep boarding houses make ends meet
is more than most of us can guess. In
cost of living Columbia beats any city
of two to five hundred thousand in
which I have ever lived.
AGAIN GIRLS WIN
Three of Five Members Just
Elected to Phi Beta
By United Press.
PORT AU PRIXCE, Hayti, Dec. 4.
The advance guard of the revolutionary
arny entered the city at tfaybreak
this morning. The entrance of Simon's
forces had been momentarily expected.
A state of anarchy will prevail here
unless Simon assumes the presidency.
In consulting with his followers, he de
clines to announce his plans.
The adherents of Gen. Legitime, the
rival leader, declare they will fight to
put their favorites in the palace. The
chamber deputies are also opposed to
Simon, but with his large army Simon
can do as lie pleases.
Half a dozen revolutionary expedi
tions in coasting vessels are rcpoited
off port awaiting a chance to land.
The situation hinges on Simon's decis
ion. The French legation has received
a guard from a French ship, the only
foreign forces which have lauded here
Three Interstate Debating
Teams to Be Chosen
An antique Russian samovar made of
brass. Japanese ramicans, and a pea
cock feather fan with hand-carved
ivory sticks, were some of the unique
things on sale last night in the' Au
ditorium of the University of Missouri,
wnen aiM)ut .UK) persons attended the
ojtening of the Oriental Bazaar, for
the Y. IV. C. A. hoii.se fund.
The center table, over which Mrs.
Walter Williams presided, was laden
with old brass and copper bowls and
vases of curious design. The cantlv
stand, presided over by Miss Susie
nnepneru. anil the tortune teller',, lwotli
where Mrs. A. E. Flowers read the fu
ture by means of palmistry, were jMip-
Was Actively Identified With
the Growth of Christian
OP CONGRESS EXPECTED
Girls have again captured the ma
jority of the honors in the Phi Beta
Kappa society of the University of
Missouri. This society is composed of
the five students making the highest
grades during their university career.
It is considered the highest honor to be
secured in a university to become a
member of the Phi Beta Kappa society.
The election took place yesterday af
ternoon, and the following five members
of the Senior class were found to have
the highest grades: Miss Mary Blanche
Hihlebrandc, Burlington. la.; Mis Bes
sie M. Kline, Savannah, Mo., Edwin
Wilhite Patterson, Kansas City; John
F. Sievcrs, Marion. Kan., and Miss Win
nie Timmons, Columbia, Mo.
For the last six years, at the Uni
versity of Missouri, the university girls
have led in the number elected to the
Phi Beta Kappa society. Of a total
of thirty members during that time,
For niaiiv months I have been think- seventeen have been women, while only
ing alwut a different line of work. 1
feel drawn to the pulpit, which in
reality I have never abandoned, and to
the lyceum which appeals to me with
increasing emphasis every year.
"I shall leave my students and the
Bible College and its Official Board of
able and Christly men, and my many
friends in Columbia with great reluc
tance. "I cannot close without a word of
appreciation of the University Missou
rian management, wnen ueiore was
it ever heard that newspaper men rec
ognized the fallacy of over-emphasis,
and sought its correction? That is the
highest order of newspaper ethics that
has appeared of late. If that is the
code of ethics taught in the College of
Journalism of the University of Mis
souri, all hail!" W. J. LILUIOX.
thirteen men have been elected. Last
year, the girls had u complete monop
oly. The five members making the next
highest grades will not be determined
until June, when the final grades for
the entire vear are made out.
Not Much to Be Done by Legislators
in Sixtieth Session.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 4. Plen
ty of talk and few laws this is to be
the record of the final session of the
sixtieth Congress, which begins next
Monday. Xo other legislation is ex
pected outside the regular appropria
tion bills. An economic policy Kvill
be followed throughout the entire ses
The rivers and harbors bill is the
only bill for which an unusual appro
priation is expected. Labor and tem
perance laws are to be urged. A fight
will le precipitated over the postal
avings bank, the rural package deliv
ery and the banking laws. The tariff
fight will be continued until the spe
cial session of Congress which will
convene after President-elect Taft's inauguration.
About eighty debaters in tlte Univer
sity are preparing to take part in the
preliminary debating contest which
will be held in the University audi
torium the week before the Christinas
holidays. Between sixteen and twenty
of those making the best showing in
this contest will be given places on the
Debating Squad. In January, memliers
of the Debating Squad will contest for
places on the three interstate debating
teams of the University.
The contest is open to all men who
wish to debate. There are six debat
ing societies in the University with
an average membership of twenty-five,
and a majority of these will take part
in the preliminary contest.
Within the next week each society
will hold a debate, at its regular meet
ing, on the preliminary question. "That
all import duties should be levied for
JOURNALISM SECOND TO
NO STUDY IN IMPORTANCE
Girls Dance and Sing.
Six girls in Japanese costume enter
tained the audience with a lnnnlr-
song and dance. The girls were Misses
Myrtle Meyer, Mary Corwin, Irene
Shaefer, Mabel Whitney, Leta Morris
and Ruth Philips. The Mandolin Club
played two selections, and M. E. Sil
verman and Prof. Ponimer played a
violin and piano duet.
The sale of hot chocolate by young
l.i: - t
uiuics in Japanese costume was an
nounced to the audience throughout the
evening in rhyme, by James Hudson.
The young ladies serving were Misses
Hazel Kirk, Laura Snodgrass, Calibel
Ingcls, Mary Woodson and Juliet Moss.
Curious Japanese toys were sold by
Miss Xewell. Mrs. J. G. Babb, Mrs.
E. R. Hedrick and Miss Mittie V. Rob-
nett presided over other tables.
The Oriental sale was open all of to
day and another program will be of
ALARM OF FIRE
J. R. Letcher thus Writes to University
Jerrold R. Letcher, Clerk of the
United States Court, 'Salt Lake City,
Utah, alumnus of the University of
Missouri, writes to the University Mis
sourian: "Please present my regards
to the Rollins boys, the Switzlers, E.W.
Stephens, and my old friends in Colum
bia. I regret that I cannot be present
at the inauguration of President Hill.
"I am glad to learn of the establish
ment of the Department of Journalism
and assure the entire University of my
earnest sympathy and supjwrt in cery
way possible. Your field is second to
none in importance to the nation."
Odor of Burning Pine Causes
Scare at Dining
EXPOSES GIRL'S SLAYER
Purdue seems to be the only univer
sity in the country where the freshmen
are not carrying off the inter-class foot
Railroad Decorates Boy Hero.
Br United Press.
KAXSAS CITY. Mo- Dec. 4. The
Missouri Pacific Railway Co. bestowed
a gold medal upon 'August Tirkens. a
!y living near Bremen, Kansas, for
saving a passenger train containing 350
passengers. The boy discovered a
washout and flagged the train in the
nick of time.
Dr. Scott to Give Reading.
Prof. John R. Scott will give a read
ing from the life of Joseph at the
Christian Endeavor Society of the Pres
byterian Church at (5:30 o'clock Sunday
evening in Fisher Memorial Chapel.
Thomas Bailey Confesses to Sheriff
Upon Chance Meeting.
By United Press.
MUSKOGEE, Okla., Dec. 4. Thomas
Bailey met the sheriff on the street
here this morning and threw up his
"What's the matter!" asked the
"Aren't -you after me for killing that
girl i" said Bailey.
He was arrested and it developed
that lie had shot and dangerously
wounded Miss Quincy Smith, because of
D. A. R. Annual Meeting.
The Columbian chapter of the D. A.
R. will meet at the home of Mrs. J. D.
Lawson Saturday evening. This is the
annual meeting of the organization, and
is also the anniversary of the founding
of the chapter.
The Rev. Prof. J. A. C. Kaeppel. Di
rector of St. Paul's College, Concordia,
Mo., will preach in German in the au
ditorium of the Columbia Business Col
lege, on Sunday at 7:30 p. m.
PINE BLUFF HOUSES '
FALLING INTO RIVER
Situation More Serious
By United Press.
PIXE BLUFF, Ark., Dec, 4. The
flood situation here is becoming more
serious. Half a dozen houses in the
tenderloin district have gone into the
Arkansas river. The river bank is
A large numlier of buildings are
being abandoned, including an entire
business block. It is still hoped that
it will be possible to save the court
house and the Jefferson hotel.
The smell of burning pine caused a
scare in the Casino on the fourth floor
of the University Dininj; Club of the
University of Missouri last night, while
about fifty members of the club were
enjoying an after-supper dance.
An alarm of fire soon spread. Men
were lifted through trap-doors to the
roof and for ten minutes a search was
made for the origin of the smoke. Fi
nally it was discovered that the occas
ion of the scare was a grate fire, which
the janitor had kindled in the rooms
of the matron, Mrs. Julia Watkins, on
the second floor.
The flues had failed to draw well and
the third and fourth floors were soon
filled with smoke and the odor of burn
ing pine. The dance was resumed when
it was discovered that there was no
Margaret Illington Off Stage.
XEW YORK, Dec. 4. Miss Margaret
Illington, wife of Daniel Frohman, who
is recovering from a nervous attack,
which took her out of the cast of
"The Thief, ' in Boston several weeks
ago. has retired permanently from the
stage. Mr. Frohman made the an
nouncement today. The actress will
soon go West to spend the winter.
COLDER WEATHER AND
SLUSH MAKE OVERCOATS
AND RUBBERS POPULAR
Engineers to Meet.
The Club of Mechanical Engineers,
composed of Seniors and Juniors, will
meet tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the
Engineering Building. Guy Swarts
will address the club on "The White
Forecast is for Fair Tonight and
Saturday, with Much Lower
And still it grows colder! Columbia
awoke this morning again covered with
n light blanket of snow. The snow is
thawing rapidly, however, and over
shoes are popular. The forecast is as
'Fair tonight and Saturday. Much
Tlie maximum temperature was 41
degrees at midnight. The minimum
temperature was Si degrees at 4 a. m.
The total precipitation has been .32 of
The body of G. G. Ream, a student
in the University of Missouri, who died
at the Parker Memorial Hospital yes
terday of typhoid fever, was shipped to
his home in Greenfield, Mo., last night.
Jeremiah S. Dorsey, one of the nota
ble figures in the history of Columbia,
died this morning at 10:17 o'clock in
St. Luke's hospital, St. Louis, follow
ing an operation last Sunday for gal!
For a time Mr. Dorsey rallied after
the operation, but his advanced age,
74 years, precluded lmno nt ..,. .-..,.
The operation was performed by Dr.
H. H. Mudd of St. Louis. Several
members of 3Ir. Dorsey's family were
with him when death came.
The Imdy will be brought to Colum
bia tonight and arrangements for the
funeral will be made tomorrow. Ser
vices will be held at the Christian
Church, in which Mr. Dorsey long had
been an active worker.
A Jeffersonian Democrat.
For years past Mr. Dorsey had been
known to University of Missouri stu
dents as an anient Jeffersonian Demo
crat. One of his chief pleasures in
the later years of his life was to talk
of the principles of Jefferson. On each
anniversary of the statesman's birth
he decorated the Jefferson monument on
the University campus with floral trib
utes and with placards learing Jeffer
sonian epigrams. Xo sort of weather
could deter Mr. Dorsey from this task,
to him a labor ot love which he would
commit to no other hands than his
Mr. Dorsey was born in Maysville,
Ky.. and came to Columbia in 1S54.
ne negan jn business as a tinware and'
hardware merchant in what is now the
Barth building. During the Civil War,
with other prominent Columbians, he
was banished on account of his sympatic-
with the secessionists. He return
ed after the war and purchased an in-'
terest in the drugstore of Dr. W. IL
Gilman, in which business he had ever
since been engaged.
Widow Survives Him.
In 1850 Mr. Dorsey was married io
.Miss Williams, daughter of the late
Hubbard Williams of Boone county.
She survives him, with three sons and
two daughters. They are: Robert A.
and John Dorsey of Texas; W. S. Dor
sey of Columbia: Mrs. W. C. Lucas of
Osceola, Mo., and Mrs. Roljert Ogden
of Kno.wille, Tenn.
Mr. Dorsey was one of the trustees
of Christian College and was actively
identified with its upbuilding. He Was
chiefly instrumental in raising money
for the present Christian Church build
ing. In the business life of Columbia,
he had been for many years an im
portant factor, noted, in the judgment
of his asociates, for remarkable en
terprise and thrift. The family home
is on East Broadway.
Citizens to Pay Respect.
The following call has been issuctl
for a meeting of citizens to pay tribute
of respect to the memory of J. S. Dor
sey: "The death of J. S. Dorey removes
from Columbia a citizen who for fifty-
four years has been identified with its
business life and who has been an
active faetor in its history and growth.
We, the undersigned, his friends and
co-workers during a large part of thin
period, in common with many other
citizens, feel that we have sustained a
personal liereavement in his death and
desire to pay public- as well as private
tribute to his memory.
"We, therefore, hereby call a public;
meeting of citizens at the courthouse
on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock to
take befitting action upon this sail'
event, to give expression to the loss
our community has sustained and to
convey our .sympathies to his lx-reaved
"E. W. Stephens, C. C. Xewman, B. A
Watson, R. B. Price. L. M. Switzler,
W. W. Garth, W. A. Bright, H. If
Banks, R. H. Smith, M. G. Qufnn,
J. W. Strawn, G. B. Rollins, W. T.
Anderson, J. W. Stone, G. W. Trimble,
John S. Clarkson, A. W. McAlester,
W. S. Pratt."
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