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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1912.
Work Will Be Given Those
Who Ask Aid of
PLAN FAVORED BY MAYOR
Paving of Hockaday, Wil
liams, Matthews to Be
The Charity Organization Society
made arrangements yesterday for
putting men to work upon the streets
when they apply to the organization
for aid. Mayor W. S. St. Clair and
Councilman E. S. Stephens were at
the meeting and favored the plan of
having street cleaning done in this
way. Some work was given on the
streets last month to those out of
employment, but no definite arrange
ment was made until yesterday.
A petition will be presented to the
City Council tonight for the paving of
Hockaday and Williams streets from
Broadway to Hudson avenue. One
block of Hockaday street has already
been paved and the rest will be
pated this spring. J. R. Ellis, city
engineer, said. Bids for the paving
will be received March 19 and the
work will begin as soon after that as
the weather will permit. The paving
of Matthews street will be considered
by the council tonight.
H. S. DEBATE TONIGHT
Municipal Ownership Will Be Argued
With Centralis Boys.
The Columbia High School will de
bate with the Central la High School
tonight in the Columbia High School
auditorium at 7:30 o'clock. The
question is: Resolved, that munici
pal ownership and operation of water
works and lighting plants is desirable
for Missouri cities.
The Columbia High School will
nave tne negative. A musical pro
gram wil be given before and after
the debate. Harlan Ralston and
Earnest Bayley will debate for Co
lumbia. The Judges will be the Rev.
Mr. Vannoy of Centralia, E. B.
Street of Mexico, Mo., and the Rev.
M. A. Hart of Columbia.
Now Arthns Sims Faces Charge of
Carrying Concealed Weapon.
After slashing a dog's throat yes
terday in J. T. Berry's pool room on
Walnut street, Arthur Sims, 22
years old, was arrested on a charge of
carrying concealed weapons. Prose
cuting attorney E. C. Anderson filed
the information with the circuit clerk
Sims had been playing with the
dog and was noticed to strike at it
several times. He was charged with
L carrying a large spring-back knife,
contrary to law. He was released on
a 500 bond for appearance at the
April term of the circuit court.
WILL GIVE RUSSIAN DANCES
University Women Will Take Part in
One feature of the athletic carni
val next Friday will be an exhibition
of Russian dancing by the women's
gymnasium class. There will also
be an inter-sorority relay race. The
girls themselves will not run, but
champions will wear their colors.
Six relay races in all will be run:
The inter-hall relay, in which Lowry,
Benton and Lathrop halls and the Y.
M. c A. will be- represented, is an
innovation. The other relays are
:the inter-sport, inter-club, battalion,
fraternity and sorority.
Mrs. Mary J. Cunningham Bnried.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary -J.
Cunningham were held at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. M. L. Edwards,
11307 Bass avenue, yesterday after-
i.no The services were conducted
' the Rev. W. Jasper Howell, pastor
' the Baptist Church. Burial was in
Columbia cemetery. Mrs. Cun-
agham died Sunday morning after
itroke of paralysis. She was 83
Senior Farmers to Meet.
The seniors of the College of Ag-
alture will meet in the Horticul-
U Building at 7:30 tonight. Of-
for the County Fair will be
Four CoaTiTial Ones Fined.
our persons were fined for drunk-
ln police court this morning.
were fined $1 andtcosts and
COLD WEATHER TO CONTINUE
Lowest Temperature Tonight About
12 Above, Forecast Says.
The weather forecast until 7
o'clock tomorrow night is:
For Columbia Mostly cloudy and
continued cold tonight and Wednes
day; the lowest temperature tonight
will be about 12 degrees. The high
est temperature yesterday was 33,
and the lowest last night was 14. The
same day last year the highest was
46, and the lowest was 35; precipita
tion, 0.02 inches.
ror Missouri snow tonight or
Wednesday; colder tonight southwest
Shippers' Forecast Protect 36
hour shipment west against tempera
ture of 10 degrees; north. 3; east
and south, 14 degrees.
7 a. m 14 11 a. m 19
8 a. m 14 12 Noon 21
9 a. m 15 1 p. m 21
10 a. m J.17 2 p. m 23
THIS COLD WON'T HURT FRUIT
Prof. J. C. Whltten Believes
"The weather that we are now
having is really favorable to the fruit
crop instead of detrimental as many
people think," said Prof. J. C.
Whltten, professor of horticulture in
the University of Missouri, today.
"This late winter is holding the trees
dormant. In March last year we had
exceptionally warm weather and the
buds of the trees came out, only to
be killed In the April cold. This
weather will keep the buds from
coming out too soon."
The peach crop in Missouri is al
ready killed, according to Mr. Whit
ten. The abnormally cold weather
killed the buds on the trees. Only
a very small part of Missouri will
have a peach crop, the southwestern
corner, and possibly a few spots over
the state that were not touched by
In the last ten years, according to
Mr. Whitten, more late spring frosts
unfavorable to the fruit crops have
been observed than in any other ten
years since the weatb'er bureau has
been in existence in Missouri.
The chances for good fruit crops
excepting peaches are excellent, he
"UNBELIEF IN GOD, MASTER SIN'
Wrongdoings Center Around This,
Thinks the Rev. G. C. Aker.
"The Master Sin of the Ages,"
was the subject of a sermon by the
Rev. G. C. Aker at the Methodist
Church last night. He is helping
his brother, the Rev. C. M. Aker,
pastor of the church, conduct the re
vival services being held this week.
"The master sin of all sins," said
Mr. Aker, "is not drunkenness, steal
ing, lying, adultery, murder and the
like, but it is unbelief. It is this
unbelief that is the source of all the
manifestations of wickedness which
we see in the world about us. It is
because unbelief is the master sin
of all sins that the Bible prescribes
as its only antidote, 'Believe in the
Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be
The Rev. C. M. Aker, pastor of
the church, spoke this afternoon at
3 o'clock. Two services will be held
at the church every day this week
at 3 and at 7:30 o'clock.
JAPANESE WORK THE SUBJECT
Costumes and Embroidery From Orl
ent to Be Studied by Art Guild.
The regular Thursday meeting of
the Art Lovers Guild will be held on
March 7 and will be under the direc
tion at the department of art. During
the first part of the hour Miss Call
bel Ingles will discuss the costume of
the Japanese, giving the evolution
and history of costume in Japan, il
lustrated by water color drawings,
Japanese prints, and imported cos
tumes on living models.
The second part of the program
will consist of a lecture by Miss Pearl
Mitchell on Japanese embroidery, il
lustrated by samples of embroidery
collected in the Orient.
Mrs. MattHew B. Hammond Here.
Mrs. Matthew B. Hammond of Co
lumbus, Ohio, is visiting Mrs. R. H.
Gray. Mrs. Hammond, who was for
merly Miss Sunie Denham of Colum
bia, Is the wife of Professor Ham
mond, who taught economics at the
University and who is now in the
Ohio State University. Mrs. Ham
mond will sing tonight in the Old
Folks' concert at Stephens College.
Dr. J. C. Jones la His OSce Again.
Dean J. C. Jones of the College of
Arts and Science of the University,
who has been ill with the grip since
Friday, returned to his office this
MUST END, HE SAYS
Prof. Rogers Talks on Modern
Legislation From Philo
"BLUE LAWS" DISCUSSED
Says Theater Censorship
Would Be Justified Only
in Protecting Children.
Business wars must cease some
day, just as wars between nations are
becoming less frequent, because the
amount of wealth risked is increas
ing to such enormous proportions.
Dr. A. K. Rogers, professor of Phil
osophy, advanced, this view in his
lecture at Assembly this morning on
"Present Day Problems In Philoso
phy." Modern legislation was discussed
from the philosophical point of view,
The speaker divided legislation into
three classes, and showed which of
them could be justified.
In the first class he put laws
against personal views, such as
drinking. This he said could not be
justified by the generally accepted
principles of individual liberty. These
laws are often unsuccessful, and also
encourage a passive condition of pub
lic morality. He cited the suggested
censorship of the theater, and con
cluded that it was undesirable, at
least for adults. Laws of this class
were all right, he said, if designed
to protect children.
In the second class he put laws
against vices that work Injuries on
others than the perpetrator. These
are indirectly justified by the idea of
In the third class he included in
dustrial legislation. This, he said,
vas directly in line with the liberty
of the individual, because the pos
session of great wealth gives. a man
undue power over his fellows. For
instance, capitalists can hold labor
ers in a kind of modified slavery by
their power of saying how a man
shall work or whether he shall work
at all. Trusts, he said, are danger
ous to freedom.
In this connection both laborers
and capitalists have rights that must
be guarded by law. The laborer can
demand that he be allowed to work
under conditions favorable to physi
cal and mental welfare. The bus'ness
man can demand the' right to use
his wealth. The consumer is also
beginning to demand protection.
Pure food laws were mentioned as an
example of this.
All three of the parties to any bus
iness, the owner, the laborer and the
consumer, are coming to demand a
part of the products. While the effi
ciency of the organization may be due
to the efforts of the owner only, he
is not allowed all the increased pro
fits. Each of the parties co-operating
must be given enough to make him
continue in the work.
ANOTHER JOURNALISM COURSE
Emory College, at Oxford, Ga., Now
Another (Southern school has been
added to the rapidly growing list of
those giving training for journalism.
This is Emory College, at Oxford, Ga.
The work there is in charge of Prof.
W. F. Melton, who was a classmate
at Johns Hopkins of Prof. R. L,
Ramsey and Prof. R. D. Miller of the
University of Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Withers Return.
Mr. and Mrs. J. u. withers re
turned this morning from San An
tonio, Tex., where they have been
spending the winter. Mrs. Withers
Is a cousin of Robert K. Tindall, a
student in the School of Journalism.
Dean Charters to Talk to Girls.
Dean W. W. Charters of the School
of Education will talk to the girls
of the home economics department
at the Gordon Hotel Building, at 8
C. M. McWilliams Returns Hone.
C. M. McWilliams, a veterinarian
of Novelty, Mo., returned home to
day after a visit here. Dr. McWil
liams was graduated from the Col
lege of Agriculture last year.
Miss Rath Sedwick Qalts School.
Miss Ruth Sedwick, a junior in the
University, returned to her home at
ML Vernon, Mo. this afternoon. She
will not not return to the University
this semester on account of (ll-heakh.
U. S, CHECKING UP
THE Mt CARRIERS
Each Man Must Count Pieces
Delivered and the Num
ber of Stops.
SOME WILL COUNT STEPS
Records to Be Kept All Week
and Results Sent to
If your mail crarler acts queerly
this week, don't be worried. He is
only trying to count the number of
letters delivered, the houses deliv
ered to. the number of boxes on his
route and numerous other things.
And he must do this in addition to
his usual routine.
Begining with today and up to and
including March 9, the mail carriers
of Columbia will be required to give
a report of the number of pounds of
all mail delivered in the week. First,
they must keep a record of the
weight of the letters, cards and circu
lars. They will aiso keep a record
of the number of pieces of mail de
livered, of cards, letters and circu
lars, and a separate record of all the
mail, including the three kinds men
tion d. The number of stops made
each day will be recorded. Tomorrow
a record will be made of the number
of pieces of letter mail, which in
eludes cards and circulars. The
number of pieces of mail routed per
minute by each carrier will also be
A final report will be made of the
number of places of possible delivery
on route, the number of residences
having mail boxes, amount of time
consumed in forwarding mail and
the number of persons served on each
In addition to this report by the
carriers, the postmaster is to send in
a report showing the number of let
ter carriers in this office, the number
of mounted carriers and carriers en
gaged in collecting. He will report
the number of square miles in the
city delivery limits, and several other
facts covering the service
"In most of the cities," said Post
master E. A. Remley this morning,
"the letter carriers are required to
count the steps they take on their
route and by knowing the length of
their steps, can tell just how far
their route Is. The way we get the
distance here is by counting the
F. J. HASKIN DONATES A BOOK
Volume by Missouri Writer Received
at Historical Library. '
A new book entitled "How the
American Government is Run" has
b en sent to the Historical Library
by the author, Frederick J. Haskin.
Mr. Haskin is a native of Missouri
and spent his youth at Shelbina. He
is now a syndicate news writer.
There are now more than 2500
books in the Historical Library by
Another book Just received is "The
Proceedings of the Missouri Valley
Historical Association for 1910-11."
This gives an account of the meet
ings held in the past year and the ad
dresses. F. A. Sampson of the His
torical Library was the first presi
dent of this association and helped to
organize it. Governor Hunt of Ari
zona sent a membership fee yester
day. He is a native of Missouri and
is sending a sketch of his life and a
copy of his inaugural address to the
NEW WABASH AGENT HERE
G. C Abbott Comes From Stanberry
to Sacceed M. D. Bell.
G. C. Abbott of Stanberry, Mo., the
Wabash agent here will take charge
tomorrow. He was in the office today
M. D. Bell, who goes to Salisbury,
Mo., to be agent there, will not leave
for a day or two because of fitness.
Mrs. Bell will remain in Columbia
a month or two before moving.
Dr. Hill to Speak is St. Loais.
President A. Ross Hill will deliver
an address before a meeting of the
Religious Education Association in
St. Louis next week. The association
will have sessions March 12, 13 and
14. Doctor Hill will discuss religion
in the colleges.
Magazine Story by L. R. Whipple.
L. R. Whipple, formerly an in
structor in English at the University
of Missouri, is the author of a abort
stonr. "Otherwhere." In the March
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M. U. ALUMNUS WINS 91,000
E. N. Scars Writes Best Solatlon la
Seattle Mystery Contest.
Edward Nelson Sears, an alumnus
of the University of Missouri, is the
winner of a $1,000 prize in a con
test conducted by the Seattle Times,
This was the largest amount offered
to any contestant.
Mr. Sears is an attorney in Seat
tle. He was graduated from the Uni
versity with the A. B. degree in '05
and the LL. B. degree in '06.
The contest was called the Double
Cross Mystery Contest. Each con
testant wrote out a version of how
a novel, the "Double Cross Mystery,"
should end. Mr. Sears solved it with
the "lost memory" idea.
Writing under the name of "Cock
Wosper," Sears based his theory on
psychological principles and made
use of the phenomenon known as the
dual or alternate personality. He
used as an illustration the case of a
One of the judges said Sear's work
in this contest shows that he is capa
ble of planning and writing a novel
which would equal or surpass the one
he was working on.
Sears gives much credit in writing
his theory to his wife, who was Miss
Mary L. Rudasill and was also grad
uated from the University of Missouri
Mr. Sears has been in Washington
about a year and a half. He went to
Seattle and purchased an acre of
ground In the vicinity of Beaux Arts
village on the east shore of Lake
The first home there was a shack
which Mr. Sars built himself. But
soon he will have completed a seven-
room bungalow which he built at
nights after returning from his law
While in the University Mr. Sears
was editor of the Savitar. He also
won a prize in a Shakespearian dra
matic contest. For many years he
has taken a keen interest in literary
matters but has never had time to
write anything of length.
'GREATE CONCERTE" TONIGHT
Stage Setting and Dress at Masical
to Be Old-Fashioned.
Ye Create Concerte in Ye Meetin
House at Ye Byeways of Ye Streets
on Ye Tuesday, Ye 5th of Ye Monthe
of Marche, MDCCCCXH." This
means that the Old Folks' Concert
will be held at Stephens College Au
The program consists of old songs
in solos, duets and choruses. There
will also be a piano solo and a flute
and violin duet. ' The stage setting
will be old fashioned. Candlesticks,
some of which axe 100 years old, will
be used to light the stage. Costumes
which were In style fifty or seventy
five years ago will be worn.
Head timlst is Prof. B. F. Hoffman.
The harpischordists are "Angelina"
Dixon and "Mercy" Lipscomb. The
"womenne and menne syngers" are
mostly students in the University and
Mccormick wins motor car
Had 32,000,000 Votes in Peck Drag
B. O. McCormick, a contractor and
builder, won the Howard automobile
given away by the Peck Drug Com
pany last Friday night.
McCormick had 32,000,000 votes.
Next to him was Dr. W. R. Shafer,
with 25,000,000 votes.
The contest had been running since
ALPHA ZETA INITIATED TWO
Ralph Loorals and B. B. Smith Join
Honorary Agricultural Fraternity.
Ralph Loomis and R. B. Smith
were initiated last night into Alpha
Zeta, an honorary fraternity in the
College of Agriculture.
Prof. M. F. Miller made a talk
based on his observations of Euro
pean agriculture. He compared the
methods of farming in England,
France and Germany.
WEDDED SECOND TIME AT 65
R. M. Thomas of Colombia Goes to
Centraha for Bride.
R. M. Thomas of Columbia and
Mrs. Ellen Weatherford of Centralia,
were married in Centralia last night.
Mr. Thomas is 65 years old and has
been married before. He asked E.
C. Anderson, prosecuting attorney of
Boone County, to vouch for bis age
before the recorder.
Doctor Dedds to Ceterede V.
Dr. Gideon 8. Dodos of the depart
ment of zoology will be a member of
the summer-session faculty of the
University of Cotetade,. where be
I taught before eenun U,MlasrL.:w at-tae-Yl
CITY HALL OWNER
J. M. Batterton Withdraws
His Candidacy for Third
STATE LAW COVERS CASE
No One Holding Contract
With City is Permitted to
Be an Official.
J. M. Batterton cannot be a Co
lumbia councilman because he owns
the City Hall not In a muckraking
sense, but because he actually owns
Some time ago Mr. Batterton an
nounced his candidacy for council
man from the Third ward, subject to
the action of the Democratic pri
maries, March 12. He has with
drawn from the race, owing to a de
cision of W. M. Dinwiddle, city at
torney, who found that Mr. Batterton
could not be an office holder because
of a state law which will not permit
a city official to hold a contract with
The building was leased to the
city by Mr. Batterton three years
ago. The contract will not expire
until October, 1913.
Mr. Batterton is a member of the
real estate firm of Batterton and
WOMEN DISCUSS NEAL DOW
Life and Work of Blaine Prohibition
1st the SBbject of W. C. T. U.
The life of Neal Dow, the father of
prohibition, and his work in the state
of Maine were discussed at the meet
ing of the W. C. T. U. in the Metho
dist Church yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. J. M. Batterton read a paper
which told of his boyhood in a Maine
village, his business life in Portland,
and his career as a soldier in the Un
ion Army. He organized the first
volunteer fire department' in Port
land, and was interested in all forms
of social work. He was a tireless
speaker and worker for the temper
ance cause and was especially inter
ested in the legal phase of it, working
all his life for prohibition legisla
tion. The result of Neal Dow's work fi
nally brought' about prohibition in
Maine. This was discussed in a pa
per read by Mrs. J. A. Barton. Ac
cording to this, the law has made the
state prosperous and has helped oth
er Industries. It has not kept the
summer tourists away as was pre
dicted; they increase each year and
leave behind them about fifteen mil
The law Is so well enforced there
that men are arrested for drunken
ness who -would not, be noticed in
other states, and all ships coming
into the harbors must close their bar
rooms three miles from land. The
number of "blind tigers" and unli
censed saloons is said to be very
The W. C. T. U. arranged at this
meeting for a membership contest
during the next two weeks, under the
leadership of Mrs. G. W. Lawhora
and Mrs. A. D. Petty. The losing side
will entertain the others. when the
MRS. W. T. MAUPIN VERY ILL
to Hospital After goffering
Stroke of Paralysis.
Mrs. W. T. Maupin suffered an at
tack of paralysis about noon yester
day and was taken to the Parker Me
morial Hospital at 2 o'clock today.
Dr. J. E. Thornton, who has been at
tending her, said that the attack was
only partial. In the right side. He
said she was likely to have another
stroke, but if this could be warded
off she would recover.
The Rev. W. T. Maupin said that
his wife was in the hall at work
when she fell. She has since been
Her daughter, Mrs. F. N. Peters, of
Kansas City, arrived this morning
and is at her bedside.
Mr. Maupin was in the dry goods
business in Columbia until about a
week ago, when he sold oat. He was
getting ready to move to Seattle,
E. W. Stspaee at OapMef.
E. W. Stephens Is in Jefferson City
today on bnstness relative to the
building of the new State CapHeL
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