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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1911.
STILL AN ATHLETE
P. .. Durk, 8(J Years Old,
Walks to Columbia to Pay
REARED IN ENGLISH NAVY
lie Helped Bombard Selusto-
ol on Board Ship "Duke
I J. Durk. a farmer SC years old.
walked into Columbia yesterday morn
ing to pay his taxes, from his home
fifteen miles north ot town. He lives
at Murry. For more than forty ears
Mi Durk has lived in Boone county,
and lit. says he expects to live many
Mr Durk was born in Summerset
shire. England, in 1824. Ho worked
at a trade for a few years, and then
enlisted in the English navj just in
timo to be in the Crimean War.
"As 1 was in the navy," he said yes
terday, "tho only battle I was in was
tho bombardment ot Sebastopol by
the allied fleet. Hut that was enough. J
I was on the 'Duke ot Wellington'
during the fight, and -I tell you, the j
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men were lying all over the uccks
just like scattered chips. I don't
know how many were killed on our
.ship, but there was an awful numbei.
I lost some ot my best rriends.
Just Oft Training Ship.
"The remainder ot the war wo had
no actual fighting but were employed
mostly on blockade wcrk. That ono
battle was a big pic. Was I seared?
No. no much. I 'had just been taken i
off the traininc shin in time to make I
the voyage, and so had not had any'
actual naval' experience. Rut in a battle j
vnn iinn'r lmvp imicli lime to do anv-1
thing but worl.
"After the wii was over I madelers tue tamt week, will be oftered. !
several cruises around the world. Iind the most important and ncces- lllediord. judgo of tho southern dis
went to Australia. South Africa. South t&ar" subjects explained. jtrict. has represented his district six
A.nniicn the H.isr and West Indies!
and cruised for a time in Asiatic
waters. But there were no other
"ATter my enlistment exnired. I
cided to come to America. 1 don't
knovv exactly what I expected to lind
over here, but I wanted a change. Il
had heard America described as a free
land, and I wanted more liberties.
"I lauded in Xew Orleans and was
advised to go north. This was just
after the close of the Civil War. I
settled in Kansas, and stajed there
a few years, but later decided to come
to .Missouri. I settled in Boone conn
ty in 1S71 and have lived here since, i
1 suppose that if the war had not I
been over when I landed, I would have
joined the navy."
Voted for. U. S. Grant.
"I am a Republican, too. When I
arrived I came north, and that prob-
ably influenced my politics. I east
my first vote in Kansas for I. S.
Mr. Durk says he prefers America
to England. There is more freedom
here, he said.
"The old days in tne English navy
called for strong men. The discipline
was stilct. but tho man- who obeyed
tho rules got on very well. It you
always did what you wcro told, the
life was pleasant; but to a grumbler
it was frightful.
Mr. Durk is hale and hearty as his
feat of walking to Columbia in five
hours shows. He is married and has
seven children, all of whom are liv
ing. He attributes his remarkable
health to having taken care bf him
self when ho was young. Besides, he.
says, all the English are, or were
forty years ago, a long-lived race.
FOUR GO TO GOVERNOR'S BALL
P.an of M. U. Cadet Officers to Walk j
to Jefferson City Abandoned.
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Four of the officers in the Uulver-
sity of Missouri cadet corps attended
the Executive Ball given in the Gov
ernor's mansion in Jefferson City by
Governor Hadley last night. They
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had exnected to walk over jpsto.naj
i . .i nn.iitinn nT the
morning, but the condition oi tne
roads between Columbia and Jefferson
City was so bad that the plan was
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Tho otneers wno auenaeu um - i
are Col J. E. Stowere, Lieut. Col. L.
E. Jones. Major
Capt. J. A. Cole.
C. E. Sexton and
No Missourian Monday.
There will be no issue of the
University Missourian tomorrow, it .
heme a local holida. Begiunin
Tuesday, all communications to
this paper should be addressed to
Svvitzlcr Hall, telephone 271.
Forecast Says It Will Be Fair and
Colder In Columbia.
The official weather forecast for Co
lumbia and vicinity today is: "Fair
and colder today, becoming un
settled." The lowest temperature yesterday
was 2S above zero at 7 o'clock in the
morning, and tho highest was J6 above
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
WOMEN TO ORGANIZE HERE
Domestic Science Associations of the
State Will M;et in January.
Local domestic science organiations
over Missouri arc expected to be or
ganized Farmers' Week at the Uni
versit of Missouri. This work wi'.l
be done by the home economics de
partment of the University, of which
Mils Louise Stanley is tho head, li
is thought tiiat many inconveniences
that now make farm lifo burdensome
will bo done away with by the.estab-
lishment of these -organizations.
Besides the forming ot these clubs
dining Farmers' Week, the home eco
nomics department will give a regu
lar program s-eparate from that pio
vided for the farmers. Most ol the
speaker on it will be women from
Missouri homes who have had actual
experience in the difficulties of this
ANOTHER New Year is heie. ThL morning marks the first
step into the year 1911. Wo stand today at the great divide
of two years. As we greet the Xew Year we may look upon two
paths, the' way of the year behind us and thc way ot the jear to
come. Looking upon the past we mav lose courage. looking Into
tho future we may gain confidence. .
The Xew Year is ours the property ol each one. It may be
a Happy Xew Year to any one who will., it ho.
As the bells ling this Xew Year's Day, may ihey indeed ring
out the :alse and ring, in tho true, and a Xew Year of largest
opportunity and fullest fruition.
work on lno faim
Thc faculty ot tho department will j judge, has held a place longer than
Kivo demonstrations ot scientific andjan or tho others, just completing his
modern cooking. A short course, i twelfth year. Judge- S. X. Woods.
'something like the one for the farm-'
l"'s program anu series oi uem-
onstrations will be to 'tho women of
he stat0 exactly what the Farmers'
I Week program will be to the men."
dc-H'' Iiss Stanley yesterday after-
I am sure that no ono who
attends will go away disappointed.'
FAVORS STATE FAIR BOARD
Plans for Permanent Organiation Will
be Discussed Farmers' Week.
T. C. Wilson, secretary of tho State
Board ot Agriculture, received this
morning a letter trom Joseph Murphy,
former secretary of the St. Louis
orld's Fair, containing an endorse-
meat of the organization of a
board of county fairs. Sucn an en
dorsement, he thinks, should insure
the passing of the bill in the legisla
ture. On Wednesday. Januarv 11. of
Farmers' Week, there will bo a' meet
ing of the representatives ol most ot
the county fairs 'in Missouri. A bill
for the proposed re-organization of
the Missouri fairs will bo read for
their discussion and approval. A state
association of county fairs will be or
ganized that da. Mr. Wilson favors
the plan of organizing a state board
of county fairs.
MISSOURI WELL REPRESENTED
Miss Louise Stanley Says St. Louis
Economics Meeting a Success.
"Tho National Home Economics
AssociaUoUi meeting just concluded at
St. Louis was one of the best we
have had." said Miss Louise Stanley,
head of the department of homo eco-
j nomics in the University ot Missouri.
yesterday afternoon. "T,ho persons
attending were interested and alto
gether it was a great success.
"There were more persons there
"1 this University than front any
"ther college. I think. 1 was greatl
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nent parts in the program, seveal of
them reading papers. It showed the
Easterners that we are accomplishing
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.pressed them with the quality or the
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work being done in this section,
CURATORS MEET JANUARY 5
President Hill Will Go From Session
to Des Moines. l
The Board of Curators of thc Uni
versity of Missouri wil hold a special
session January 3. Tho meeting v ill
be held at the Baltimore hotel n Kan
sas City. President A. Ross Hill will
attend tho meeting, and from thei-
vim Tv'iii rrn m rips Moinps for the meet-
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I universities in tho Missouri a'ie"
Conference. Among other subject
I that will be discussed, fraternities .-ml
j college activities will be taker up.
OUT FOR FIRSTTIME
Never Before Have Terms of
All Supervisors Ended
JUDGES HATE TO LEAVE
A Degree of Sadness Aeeom-
panied Completion of Years"
For the first time -since the orgnn:
ation o! the countj court of Boone
county, there will bo an entire! new
set ol pudges sworn in tomorrow. The
cour, was established when MIs.-oui i
was admitted into the L'nionT !S2i
since which time at least one ot tee
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old judges would bo returned every
two yea.s. This time, tliougn. lure?
judges retire and three new jmlses
will take their places
The members ol the retiring court
havo been in service for several
'years. Judge C. C. Turner, presiding
judge of the northern district, has
served ten years, while Judge John S.
Th old court computed its work
yesterday. There was a degree of
sadness in the hearts ot the judges
as they spent their last hours in ofll
cial work. Disposing of the last mat
ter before them, (he judges left their
seats for the last time.
"Somehow I hate to think of giving
up my work here." said Judge Turner.
"1 have been here a aood many ears, I
and it is like leaving old friends,
have lormed associates here that
shall never torget. As judge, I have
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uono tne i.est i Knew now. i retire
frn, rv,Vr u-i.h i!innv nicnn! rer-1
interest in wh .. the
connty does will continue
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ludge Iledtord leaned over .,:. the"
desk and said:
"I must tell von that I feel crest
fallen. My six years here havo been
pleasantly spent, I have enjoved tin.
experiences. Thiough uij work here.
I have become more public spirited
and my views on
hae been broadened
office. I go bearing
nr.,mwnl ,,OC. '
in go.ng oui oi
At all times I have tried to serve the
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people oi uuuuu ruuui;. nu .-n
I have .succeeded in my' efforts r.long
this line is for others to sav."
"I have studied the- wishes and
needs ot tho people," said Judge
Woods, "and I have tried to s-rvo
their interests. Against my oin
wishes at times, 1 have tried to do
what the people of th count." seemed
to want done. It 1 nave tiono an.
tning that is worthy 1 am giau mai
I had the opportunity and accom
Judge Woods is ltlated to Judge
Anderson Woods, one or the first
three judges to sit in thet count court
Of Boone COUnty.
member of the court said
that in his opinion the people of Boone
countv had acted wisely in the'r se-
iocuon oi new cuuiu juuk:. ' ""
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evjrv one of them have their
wishes in theii work.
The incoming judges are: Judge W.
T. Johnson, presiding judge; Judge
ueiijannil late, juuge oi wie ih.u...
district; Judgo J. T. Rowland, judgo
of the southern district.
URGES QUICKER PROCEDURE
jnot be abandoned, and means will be
L. V. Stiflall, M. U. Graduate, Ad- ,1)resei.ved i,y wh!ch the people will be
dresses Phi Delta Phi Convention- labe to resort to the direct primary.
Quicker criminal procedure was wnen the demand for it arises." '
urged by L. V. Stigall, of Stevv-arts-! .
ville, Mo president of Province 3 of ' Classes in Nev School Tomorrow.
Phi Delta Phi. an honorary legal fra-1 All classes or tho. Columbia High
ternitv. the biennial convention of School will meet tomorrow in the new
which was held Friday in Kansas City high school building r-n Eighth street,
at the Baltimore hotel. Mr. Stigall 'The new building was constructed at
was graduated -from the University ofja cost of 5123.000 and is one of the
Missouri in 1910. receiving the A- ir.dsome.st and best arranged school
grceof LL B. . JLu'Idings in Central Missouri. ,
TO PROHIBIT SLATES
Dr. Isidor Loch Tells Polit
ical Scientists that Boss
es Still Exist.
PLAN MAY BE MODIFIED
Statute Has Alieniated Manv
Who Favored Its Adop
tion, He Savs.
Dr. Isidor Loeb, dean ol the faculty
at tho University ot Missouri, read
a, paper before the joint session of
the Amerlcau Political Science Asso
ciation and thc American Statistical
I Association in St. Louis last week on
"Di.ect Primaries in Missouri."
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row Wilson, governor-elect ot New
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nient s stron lor tho substitution of
a convention of delegates elected by
direct jjrJmary tor the present method
of nominating minor state officials. !
He said, in part: t
"Tho direct primary ha been used
in M SFouri manv' years, but until re
cently it was optional in character
and limited to the nomination of can-1
didates for local ollices. As early as
lSTfi a direct primaiy law was enacted ;
!for St Louis, but there was no gen
eral provision for a direct primarj
until 1SS9. .
"Tho movement for a general com-
pulsory direct primary arose during trom farmers and poultry raisers of
Gov. Folk's campaign for the nomina- Missouri and several surrounding
tion in 1X-4. but the law was not en- statp, w b(? cshibited at.tne I5oone
acted until 1007. The system has in-'
, . ... , . . ,, County I'oultry Associations show in
troduced revolutionary changes in the J J
method or nominations tor office. 'It , CTolmnljia Faimers' Week at the Uni-
subsitute? statutory regulations Tor vorsity or Missouri. Several hundred
the rules of the- political party and dollars in premiums will be offered
provides for the administration and u-v t"e association and in addition to
supervision of public officials instead H'-ese the State Poultry Board ot Mis-
of part committees. It was used in " will give several silver cups and
100S and again in the present yeai.,oter premiums to those exhibiting
While .t has not had sufficient trial pure-bred birds.
to justify definite conclusions, certain Lectures by prominent poultry men of
tendencies may be indicated. " jthe United States will be given every
Doesn't Eliminate "States."
"The synem, although differing .rad-,
lLally from the folnTer method, has
Tint iTsfrnveil th nartv arnanization
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been prepared in advance of the pri-,
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UUll, VSIIL'ULIWJ in liH,t; iiut-a, "u
candidates favored by the fart or-
ionization havo been
I ! cestui. Moreover,
the plan -lias
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iini fin irttrrKl.iptinii ol indoncndent i
i-.I..l 1i,. i.nol'iir. ti nr.M'ftnf.
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candidates after the result.-, ot the!
iPnmarj u.u miuh.
'While the direct primary has not ,
-(1 T,anv orRanizatioll, it is not I tne many displays and demonst!
favor y pany men'that will be held there. One
n.,.l tl,. frtc-tlfrc nf !t nnprntinn ill
... . , ,. ,,, ,,. f 1 premiums, cups and banners won by
Missouri have alienated manv off'
i these who urged its adoption.
Among the chief objections urged are
the great expense; the opportunity al-
tnriliul t!" ilpnin!rn!riio: thn Ullilltelli-
. sent character ol
i minor state oinces; me io :m.a m
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'sion of nominations for judicial ofli-j
ccs; the nomination oi- minority can
didates for United States senator at
the same time as the general elec
tion. It Will Be Modified.
"As a lesult it appears probable
that the direct primary law will be
proioundly modified at the session cf,ing from 9:0 to 10:30 o'clock. The
the General Assembly, which will con
vene next month. The sentiment is
quito strong for the substitution of a
convention of delegates elected by di -
rect primary for the present method
of nominating minor state officials,
"The indications are that the com-,
,.i-,. ,li,.0nf i.rimin- will ho re-
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laincil lor uit? unite i ,ucnw.
congressman, whilo for local offices
the matter will bo left optional witn
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perience with the di'ect primary has
disappointed the anticipations of the
majority of voters, they retain the.
impression of its possibilities as a
ntrniiin nr nrerthrnvvine
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a party organization. .
"Whatever action mayjic taken by
the present Legislature, it is certain
-that public regulation of parties will
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GIRLS SHOW MOST INTEREST
Basketball at Columbia High
School Not So Popular.
The girls of the Columbia High
School are taking a greater interest
in basketball this year than the bos.
This is shown by the fact that they
have six teams out for practice while
Coach Julius Colonins has difficulty
in gttting a second team for practice
with tho first team of boys.
"There seems to be a lack of in
terest among the boys," said' Coach
Colonius yesterday. "There is not
enough material out for two teams.
The girls show a great interest in the
practice games and although " they
have not played an important games
yet, I am confident that we have a
team that will be able to hold its own
With any in the state. I do not con
sider the game with the alumnae team
as a real test of our team's strength
as 'the alumnae team was not in
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vnt nut rim o-tri; rniin nm 11 n v ir i i
, st hcns aml Cnristian Colleges
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and tho Centraha, Mexico. Salisbury,
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The boys' team will play the above
named high schools and two games
with Kemper Military School.
College of Agriculture Pre
paring for Annual Show
Chicke'ns,, turkeys, ducks' and geese I
aiternoon ar.u nignt oi fanners vv ecu.
Amo.nS the speakers .re: James
R.,c"- cf CorBB" Wn'wwityr H.
Pierce, of the United States Depart-
Penn.; C. U Opperrcan, of Washing-
D. C, and J. P. Kerr, of the Mis
sissippi Agricultural College. Mr.
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'at a meeting Thursday night of Farm
I:An ...III nl!. T'Virt A1tcniif! Unn
Officers of the State Board of Agri-
culture and ot the College ot Agricui
, ., "
ture are busy preparing the different
' rooms of thc Agricultural Building for
displays and demonstrations
will be an exhibit of many of the
or the College
Programs of tho wceji's entertain
ment will be sent to thousands of
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v,'celt aml some netgnoor ng stater.
iiovernor Herbert S. Hadley will at
tend the meetings all day Friday of
Farmers' Week and will make several
MAIL DELIVERY MONDAY
Carrier Windows at Pastoffice Open
Today but Closed Tomorrow.
The carrier windows at the Colum
bia postoffico will be open this morn-
windows will not bo open -tomorrow,
but there will be one delivery. The
carriers will start on this delivery
1 as soon as possible after i) o'clock in
j "Tho windows will not be open
Monday because I do not think there
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i nuiMer r.. a. iwiiiivy .. csii-'iuaj um-i-
( noon. "The peoirie will not want to j
call for their mail, so we will send it
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The general fle-
aiuiiuu u nit.it.
j livery and stamp windows will be
j open from 9':30 to 10:30 o'clock both
KERSTING TO LEAVENWORTH
Assistant in Highway Department to
Wcrk for Kansas Bridge Company.
J. F. Kersting, deputy state highway
engineer, has res'gned to accept a
position with the Missouri Valley
Bridge Company at Leavenworth, Kas.
He left Columbia yesterday for
Leavenworth, where lie will begin his
Mr. Kersting is an expert in bridge
construction work and has had charge
of the bridge work of this state for
several vears. Curtis Hill. State
Highway Engineer, said yesterday
that no man had yet been appointed
to tako Mr. Kersting's place.
HOUSING VISITORS .
A DIFFICULT TASK
Commercial Club Committee
to Canvass Town for Farm
WILL USE VACANT HALLS
Cots Will be Placed in Ar
mory and Lodge Rooms
for the Guests.
A thorough canvass of Columbia
will be made in tho next week by thu
committee appointed by the Columbia
j Commercial Club last week o m.;fco
i arrangements for the rpception of tho
visitors in Columbia Farmers' Wee.
The committee appointed at tho last
business men's luncheon met Friday
night in tho Commercial Club rooms
and discussed plans for finding ac
commodations tor 1,000 farmers that
are expected here after the first of
i the year.
The committee decided to order
several hundred cots from the St.
Louis Tent and Awning Company
and a firm in Des Moines to be placed
in the Armory. Columbia Hall and
other available rooms. In addition
to this the people of Columbia will be
asked to furnish all the accommoda
"The fact that the students will be
here at the same time Farmers' Week
is in progress makes the finding of
rooms difficult, said a member of
the committee yesterday afternoon.
"Nearly all the suitable rooms in the
town are occupied by students, and
housing more than 1,000 persons in
addition is a hard job.
Columbia Must "Make Good."
"The men who come to Columbia
will be some of the most influential
farmers In the state, and it is nec
essarily 'up to Columbia' to see that
they do not lack proper accommoda
tions. As was emphasized at the last
Commercial Club luncheon, the insti
tution ot Farmers' Week is not se
cure in Columbia unless the town con
tinues to take care of the visitors s'atl
"There are many other towns In
the state that would be willing to
supply accommodations and give a
bonus in addition to obtain the an
nual convention. The fact thaf Co
lumbia still has the convention is
proof that the town has given sat
isfaction in the past, but we must
continue to provide for them. Good,
treatment and satisfactory accommo
dations will make boosters for Colum
bia, too. This is ono point that Co
lumbians should not forget." '
Coupons for Rooms.
The members of the committeo on
arrangements are: E. B. Cauthorn,
sc-cjetary of the Commercial Club,
chairman; W. W. Garth, Jr., Ira T.
G. Stone, Dr. J. B. Cole, tho Rev. W.
S. St. Clair. J. L. Stephens, Marshall
Gordon, W. L. Howard. E. A. Trow
bridgo and W. UXelson.
The followlrig coupon, containing
blanks for the name, address, tele
phone number and the number of
guests that can bo accommodated,
may bo filled out by any person hav
ing rooms to rent to the visitors,
cut out and sent to the secretary of
the Columbia Commercial Club. Tho
price fixed by the committee for
rooms is fifty cents a day.
Number of guests at fifty cents a
JAMES ROLLINS BINGHAM DEAD
Son of Famous Artist Was a Special
Writer for The Kansas City Star.
James Rollins Bingham, son of Gen.
G. C. Bingham, the artist-writer and
politican famous through the West,
died at the general hospital in Kan
sas City Friaay morning. He was 49
years old. An attack of pneumonia
which he contracted about a week ago
was responsible for his death. He
was conscious until three minutes be
fore the end.
General Bingham was the artist who
painted the famous "Order No. It"
pictures, known to all Missourians.
A year ago there was an exhibition of
his picture here. At the time of his
death, Mr. Bingham was a special edi
tor for The Kansas City Star.
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