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Curator of University and
Other Wealthy St.Louisans
J, BROOKS JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF
Receiver Asked for Transit
Company, Absorbed by
United Railways. -
ST. LOUIS. Deo. 15. Declaring that
Dai id It. Francis, Murray Carleton,
.lame- Canipbtll, Judge Henry Priest,
Brown Bros, of New York and other
stockholder, of the St. Louis Transit
Company owe that corporation more
than In million dollars as the result of
tin -alc of tin company's common
stock in lM'O, J. Brooks Johnson ap
plied to .the circuit court yesterday for
a ret ciicr for the company.
The corporation was absorbed by the
United Railways company several years
ago. Johnson holds claims amounting
to KMi.CK'Mi against the transit company.
He alleges that the defendants received
large amount-, of transit company com
mon -.tuck for iliicli they agreed to pay
sil a haic.
Jolm-on -ay- Itrown Brothers owe
the Transit treasury $7,400,000; James
Campbell and Murray Carleton .150.000
each; W. V. Boyle, Henry S. Priest and
Charles I), lit Chirp "370.0UO each and
1). P.. Francis $1,100,000.
Jolm-on asks that the receiver be re
quired to collect these amounts; also
ani 'illegal prolits that may have been
made bi the ollieers of the Transit
Mr. I'rancis i- a memlier of the Board
of Curators of the I'niversity of Mis--ouri.
lit presided at the inauguration
of President Hill here last Friday.
GLEE CLUB'S ITINERARY
It Will Take Two-Weeks' Trip, Begin
ning Jan. 30.
Donald C. McVay. business manager
..!" the Glee Club of the University of
Mionii. has returned from Scda
li.i. Boomille and other town-. Be
ginning Jan. SO, the Glee Club will
halt dates at Columbia. Marshall. Kan
sas City, l-uirence. Kik. Nevada. Car
lluge. .bipliii. Faietteiiilc. Ark.. Poplar
Bluff. Cape Girardeau. Sedalia. Boon
lille ami .IclTtrson City, returning Feb.
l.". No tlatts are made for Sundays.
The list of towns in tin route is not
toinph-tf and scleral more ni.ij lie add
ed. The management requests students
residing in any of these towns to
boost" the flub during the holidays.
The Glc Club is composed of thirty
two mcmliers and is directed by W. II.
Pomiiier. professor of music of the Ulli-xer-itv
COLUMBIANS AID CHILDREN
The Rev. Philip Jamieson, of St. Louis,
Collects Funds Here.
The I!ev. Philip .lamieson. of St.
Louis, distiict Miperintendeut of the
Missouii Children's Home Soeiety. as
in Columbia last week in the interest
of that institution. He received finan
cial aid to obtain homes for poor chil
dren in the cities of Missouri
The institution, which is supported
by loluntary contributions, was greatly
aided for a" time by Atpiilla Jones, of
ILillsville, Mo., who contributed $24.
000 for n building and grounds. Dr.
If. II. Je-se. former president of the
Uniicrsity of Missouri. Hiaracterizes
the work as "most practical charity."
JUDGE W. W. GARTH IS ILL
Stricken at His Home by Malady Which
Judge W. W. Garth, cashier of the
j:change National Bank, was stricken
with serious illness this morning, and
is in a serious condition at his home.
100 Hitt .street. IK formeily was pro
The exact nature of Judge Garths
illness has not lieeii determined by his
phv-ici.uis. it is said. IK as he is the
oldest liiing native liorn ( olumbmn.
He is alvout sty years oui.
Lamb is St. Louis U. Captain.
Dave Lamb, who played tackle and
mmrtl on the St. Louis University foot
ball eleven during the past
during the latter part of
was captain of the team,
at the annual banquet
N $10,000,000 1
OP SUNSHINE ROASTED
IN LATEST MESSAGE
President Reeder StiDDOrts Hostile
Position Taken Against Actions of
In his daily rnessae to Weather
Congress today President Rcedcr states
that his attitude toward Sunshine is
very unfavorable, owing to recent pub
lic expression, made by him. Other of
the Elements an also objects of severe
criticism. The President upholds the
position winch .t took in a former mes
sage concerning the actiou of the tem
perature. The substance of the mes
sage is as follows:
"Partly cloudy tonight nnd'Wednes-
ylny: not much change in lemnera-
The temperature at 6 a. m. was 28
degrees; at 11 a. m., 50.
DR. ALMSTEDT SHOWS
HOWTO UNCORK BOTTLE
Demonstration in Pantomime Before
Der Deutsche Klub.
How to uncork a bottle of German
brew was demonstrated last evening at
the Christmas program of Her Deutsche
Klub in the women's parlors of Aca
demic Hall. Although there was no
liottlp, no cork and not even any brew,
the demonstration was made in panto
mime "Mn the characteristic German
manner by Dr. II. B. Almstedt.
Other numliers on the program were
a series of pantomimes, participated in
by members of the club for prizes. A
German stein was won by V. C. Irion
and other prics by Miss Susie Hutcli
erson and Miss Lacy Price.
The musical program consisted of old
German Christmas carols, as follows:
O Du Froehliclie. O Du Selige Wcihn-
achtseit," "Stille Xacht. Heilige
Xacht," "HerlH-i O Ihr Glaeubigen,''
'"Ihr Kinderlcin Kommcf ami "O Tan
nenbauni." Walter Stickney played the
BRYAN SUGGESTED FOR
PRESIDENT OP TEXAS U.
Sells, Banker of Cleburne,
Sponsor for Report.
By 1'uittsl lress.
DALLAS, Tex.. Dec. 15. -William -I.
Bryan may liecome president of Texas
Univcrsitv. This is the latest report
about the future of the Commoner,
which originated here today through
the suggestion of Cato Sell, president
of the State Bank & Trust Company.
of Cleburne, Tex. To accept the posi -
tion Bryan would be required to retire
Sells i a close friend of lirjan. and
that he should Ik sponsor for the re
port is regarded as indicating the sug
gestion is at least under serious con
sidcration, although the banker made
it plain he was speaking on his own
BOARD OP VISITORS HERE
Members Appointed by Governor Spend
Day in Columbia.
The Board of Visitors, appointed by
C.ov. Ft ilk to iniestigate the needs of
the University of Missouri and report
back to him, arrived in Columbia to
day. The board consists of the following
Shelbina. Mo.; Edward T. Eversole, Po
private individuals: W. O. L. Jewctt.
tosi. Mo.: Benton fiabliert. Dearl-orn.
Mo.; J. P. Blanton. Jefferson City, Mo.
This is the second lioard to visit Co
lumbia this year. The one liefore was
composed of mcmliers of the State Leg
Real Airline to be Built.
By United Press.
BERLIN", Dec. 15. Details of a plan
to establish a line of airships by a
German company were published by the
newspaper here today. The company
plans to build seven airships and main
tain regular sailings lx-tween a number
of Herman cities, with headquarters at
stations will Ik cstalilisiiett. inc com
pany is made up of a numlier of cap
italists and sporting men. Their plans
are treated with skepticism.
Emmett Coleman's Son Dies.
The eight -year-old son of Emmett
Coleman died this morning at 7:'25
o'clock of pneumonia. The funeral will
be at Locust drove cemetery at 11 a.
m. tomorrow. Coleman lives five miles
.west of Columbia.
Castro May Appeal to Kaiser.
By United Tress.
THE HAGUE. Dec. 15 It is 1-elievcd
here that the li-it of Castro to Ger
many i to urge the laier to inter
vene in his liehalf. That the Kai-er
will do so i- fon-idtred unlikely.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15,
SCHOLARSHIP ENTITLES HER
I O TWO YEARS' TOUR OF GLOBE
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Department Will Appoint a
Committee to Receive
"Stunts." jells and colors ucre tlis-
ciissed at a met ting held by the stu
dents in the Department of Journalism
List evening ill the new room of the
I'niicisity Missouriau in Academic
Hall. Reports by the chairmen of the
larimis committees were heard.
The journalists' colors are to be
white, old gold and black. A depart -
i nient pennant having for its emblem a
iiill and ink
Itotth Mas selected. A
adopted repudiating any
A reception committee
jwill It, appointed to receiie Norman
j I Iapgoo.1. editor of Collier'. Weekly, the
tir-t ot the noted Journalists ehcd-
iihtl to address the students of the
Department of Journalism. Jan. I!'.
Walter Wellman. Washington corre
spondent of the Chicago Kecord-IIerald
will follow Mr. Hapgood in February.
DECLARE A STRIKE
Four Hundred Resent Discharge of
STILLWATER. Okla.. Dec. 15. The
athletic committee of the lioard of re
gents of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical College had a meeting at
the itillege and affirmed its ruling of
last "sat unlay by which Edward Parry,
coach of the football team, was dis
charged. When the action was an
nounced 400 students held a secret
meeting. Captain Edward Gallagher of
the football team presiding, and resolv
ed to withdraw from the school. The
lioard refuses to rescind its order and
has the support of President J. If. Con
nell of the college.
Parry presented national football
rules sustaining him in his action of
permitting Benjamin Cover, an Indian
student, to play with the team after
Hover had lieen dismissed from his
lasses, this lieiug the ground of Par
ry s iiieiiarge. Me tlisclosett that tne
Chilocco Indian school team, with
which the game in question was played,
was not affiliated with the intercolle
To Discuss Journalism.
The annual address liefore the Kan
us Editorial Association will Ik tle-
liiercd Feb. 1 on '"The University ot
Missouri School of Journalism" by
Gov. William It. Stubbs of Kansas
will preidi and former Gov. E. W.
Hoeh will make the introductory re
marks. Burton Thompson Coming.
Mrs. Burton Thompson, of Xew York
City, is the guest of Mrs. J. C.
Jones. Mr. Thompson .i .expected
Mr. Thompson is expected is expected
in Columbia for the Christmas holi
days. He is a brother of Mrs. Jones
and one of the most widely known
Misouriaiis in the metropolis.
IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Royal Family and Physicians
Alarmed Over Edward's
By United Prew.
LONDON. Dec. 15. It was learned
today on unquestionable authority that
King Kdward is seriously ill and that
mcmliers. of the royal family and the
attending physicians are greatly alarm
ed. Reassuring bulletins have lieen given
out. but it is acknowledged that the
time is approaching when the truth
must 1m told.
Edward is said to realize his condi
tion and is preparing to seek a cure
in some southern resort.
JAMES J. STORROW
MAY SUCCEED ELIOT
Banker and Alumnus Called to Harvard
By United Tress.
BOSTON. Dec. 15. James J. St or
row. it is reported, has Im-cii selected
by the overseers of Harvard to sne
ered President Eliot.
Mr. Storrow is a memlier of an old
Boston family, and has lieen connected
for scleral years with the banking firm
of Lee. Ilig;iiisoii & Co.. of Boston,
from 1S7: until graduated, in HS:i.
Mr. Storrow held the record as Har
vard's strong man. and was aNo cap
tain of the university crew. He is an
overseer of the university. For the last
three years he has lieen and is still
president of the Boston School Board.
If Mr. Storrow declines the oiler. Dr.
Calvin Woodward, of Washington Uni
versity, the 'father of manual train
ing,"' will in all probability be selected.
Dutch Take Another Ship.
By United Press.
LONDON, Dec. 15. Dispatches fiom
The Hague announce that another
Venezuelan coast guardship, the Mayo,
has leen captured by the Dutch. The
messages state that Htnlland exjMH-ts
by such methods to incite a reiolution
in Venezuel i that will overthrow Ca
"Co-op" to Confer with Dr. Hill.
The Co-operative Store Board of Di
rectors met last night and among other
business appointed a committee to con
fer with President Hill relative to the
business policies of the store.
Commercial Club Meets.
A regular mteting of the Commercial
club was held last pening. There was
not a large attendance and only
tine matters were tli-cussed.
Dr. Hill to Kansas City.
President Hill will go to Kan-as City
Wednesday to attend the bampiet of
the Kanas City Alumni Association.
Henry County Club to Meet.
Tin Henry County Club nil! meet in
Room 24. .Academic Hall, tomorrow af
ternoon at 4 o'clock.
Miss Mabel E. Sturtevant is
the Secretary of National
WON THE BRAUN SCHOLARSHIP
Only Girl in Class of 54
Graduates of Law
only woman in a class of lifty-
LTaduates from the Law Depart-
of the University of Missouri.
winner of the Braun Scholarship, and
now secretary of the National Students
and Teachers Association of New York
City, is the record made by Mis Maliel
E. Sturtevant, of Brooktield, Mo., a
student in the College of Arts and Sci
ence and Teachers College of the Uni
versity. The appointment of Miss Sturtevant
as secretary of the National Students
and Teachers Association was made
Nov. 25, at Molierly. Mo., by one of
the chief officers of the organization.
The association, now a year old, was
organized to promote the social, intel
lectual and economic side of student
life in the United States. The member
ship is limited to students, ministers
and teachers in universities and col
leges doing at least two years of col
legiate work. There are now several
thousand members. One of the purpos
es is to conduct tours for students and
teachers during the summer vacations,
which are accompanied by regular lec
turers. Tours of Europe Planned.
MissSturtciant said last cveningthat
a lecturer on history would Ik chosen,
probably from the University of Mis
souri, for the tour next summer, which
is to include the historic parts of the
Eastern States. Tours to various parts
of Europe are planned for the future.
Another purpo.e of the organization is
to establish loan funds for the use
of students at State universities. The
other officers of the association are:
President. Dr. Silas Brown, New York
City: lice-president. Dr. J. N. Wilbur.
Castle. Pa.: tiea-urer. IVylie Smith.
Miss Stui tei ant is now preparing for
the tour provided for in the Braun
scholarship, which she won last year
in a competitive examination while in
Kurojie. The scholarship provides for
two years of travel to every civilized
country of the globe, and liegins next
summer. She is making a special study
of conditions in foreign countries pre
paratory for the trip.
Miss Sturtevant is the sixth woman
graduate of the I-w Department ot
the Uniicrsity of Missouri, and is said
to lie the fourth woman in the Unitcu
State to complete the regular three-
years' law course in tuo years and
half. She was graduated last June.
Secretary Sampson Shows Need for
Secretary 1". A. Sampson at the an
nual meeting of the State Historical
Society, held last evening in the so-
cietv rooms at the Lniversitv of Mis
stiuri. reported on the j ear's work of
the society, showing great additions to
its collections of liooks and pamphlets
iind the need for adequate space for
housing these collections.
W. O. L. Jcwett, of Shelbina. presi
dent tif the Society, and P.. M. White,
of Mexico, chairman of the finance com
mittee, were present. The society re-
elfctfd for thrt-e years the trustees
whose terms expired at this meeting.
At the spring meeting of the Society
paptrs will lie read and addresses de
livered. The meeting la-t evening was
for formal business.
ODD FELLOWS IN SESSION
More Than 400 Attend Boone County
More than 400 delegates at ten. led the
annual convention of Odd Fellows of
Boone county, held at Entertainment
Hall last evening. Delegates were pres
ent from each of the eight chapters of
the bulge in Boone county, be-ide a
iiumler of visiting delegates, from Cen
The principal feature of the exercise-.
was the initiation of six candidates, af
ter which a lunch was served to the
delegates by the ladies of the Columbia
lodge of Reliekahs.
OE ANANIAS CLUB
Threatens Libel Suit Against
Editor of Post-Dispatch
and World in a Special
Message to Congress.
DEMANDS AN INVESTIGATION
OF PANAMA CANAL CHARGES
Denies That Brother-in-Law
Or Charles Talt Are
HISTORY OF PANAMA
The Indianapolis News, of which
Delavan Smith is chief owner,
charged during the recent campaign
that the United States paid 40,
000,000 for property which should
have .cost .?l-,(MH),00O, and asked who
got the rest of the money.
In reply. I'rtsidcnt Roosevelt bit
terly assailed .Mr. Smith, who proved
lie had nothing to do with the pub
lication. The News announced edi
torially that it got its information
from the New York World.
President Roosevelt then assailed
the World, which announced its
willingness to prove all it had
charged, and demanded an investi
gation of what it called "Panama
corruption." It intimated that the
s28,lH)0,0(K) balance of the Panama
canal money went to J. P. Morgan
& Co., and through them to Doug
lass Robinson, brother-in-law of the
President, and Charles P. Taft,
brother of President-elect W. H.
By United Tress.
Dec. 15 President
Roosevelt today sent a special message
to Congress regarding the Panama Ca
nal scandal charges. The lanmiaire is
tin strongest eicr Used in a presiden
tial message. Joseph Pulitzer, owner
of the New York World and the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch. is particularly ar
raigned in the message as a "villilicr
of the American people."
The President brands as "scurrilous,
libelous and false"' the charges that
Charles P. Taft. brother of the President-elect,
and Douglass Robinson,
brother-in-law of the President, partici
pated in the ?40,0IX),00tl canal purchase
Defends Taft and Robinson.
He denied ositiveIy that cither Taft
or Robinson had anything to do with
The President says Mr. Pulitzer who
owns and edit, the World is directly
rcsKn-ilile for the charges and accuses
him of criminal offense against the in
dividuals libelled. The real injury,
however, the President asserts, is to
the American people, whose name he
says has liet 11 "blackened" by the
The President asserts that the prose
cution of Mr. Pulitzer cannot lie left
to individuals and that the Attorney
General is now considering what form
of prosecution shall lie instituted.
Knox Makes Statement.
The message includes the statements
of Senator Knox of Pennsylvania, who
as Attorney-General conducted tne ca
nal negotiations, and of William Nel
son Cromwell, a New York lawyer and
agent of the canal company, who was
largely instrumental in consummating
The document is the result of nearly
a weeks incessant worK ny me 1 resi
dent and his advisers. The final con
ference was held Sunday, when the
President summoned the White House
attaches, from Secretary Loeb down,
and alo invited Secretary Root and
Senator Lodge to meet him. All caller
were informed that the offices were
closed and that no one would be ad
mitted. The President and Secretary
Loeb denied themselves to all callers.
The World editorial which called
forth the Pri-idcnt's attack follows in
'"In liew of President Roosevelt's de
liberate misstatements of fact in hU
scandalous attack upon Mr. Delavan
Suiitlf. editor of the Indianapolis News,
the World calls upon the congress of
the United States to make immediate
ly a full and impartial investigation
of the entire Panama canal scandal.
"The investigation of 1906 by the
senate committee of the interoccanic
(Continued on Fourth Tare.)