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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, MAY 13, 1912.
WILL FAVOR DRYS
Four-fifths of Newcomers
Since 1U08 Against Saloons,
District Superintendent Says
Prospects for Dry Victory
At least four out of every live of
the voters who have come to Colum
bia since the last local option elec
tion will favor the drys, according
to investigations made by K. F. Jones
of St. Louis, district superintendent
of the anti-saloon league. Mr. Jones
is here to aid in further organization
of the drys in Boone County. The
population of Columbia has increased
3,000 since the last election. Of this
number there will be about 600 vot
ers; -ISO of whom are expected to
vote dry. according to Mr. Jones'
investigations. Most of these are
people who liave moved here in the
interests of the higher education of
"I find that not only the church
people are behind the dry movement
from a moral standpoint but also all
the progressive business men from a
business standpoint." said Mr. Jones.
"We are meeting with the best df en
couragement and are receiving sup
port from many unexpected sources.
We are going to have the most able
speakers that we cart get in the in
terests of the work. There will not
he an idle moment from now until
June 4. The drys are to have the
best organization they have ever
"I find the situation almost re
versed compared with what it was
four years ago. At that time every
paper in the county was wet except
one; now every paper in the county
is dry except one.
"There are three classes of voters,"
Mr. Jones continued. "Those who
go to the polls and vote according
to their honest opinions, those who
stay at home on election day to make
money and those who go to the polls
to make the dollar. We are going to
get them all in the first class if pos
sible. We are also going to thresh
the matter out as to who shall vote,
"I have never been in a losing
fight. And I don't expect to be in
one in Columbia."
PLAN BANQUET AT STEPHENS
Alumnae Will Hold Annual Celebra
tion May :EI.
Alumnae Day of Stephens College
will be celebrated with a banquet for
the alumnae and the graduating
class of this year. May 22. It was
planned at a meeting of the alumnae
this morning to give the annual cele
bration in this way. About fifty
members are expected to be present.
The Alumnae Association has in its
charge the college library. Report
of its work in enlarging the library
was made this morning. In re
sponse to circular letters sent out by
the association, a number of the
graduates have sent in books and
money for the library fund. Fur
ther plans were made for adding
reference and other standard books
to the college library.
In the absence of Miss Pearl
Mitchell, president of the association.
Miss Laura Matthews, vice-president,
presided at the meeting. Other offi
cers of the association are: Record
ing secretary. Mrs. T. W. Whittle;
corresponding secretary. Miss Mayme
Campbell; treasurer. Miss Cinnie
Haggard. Twelve members of the
graduating class of this year were
taken into the association this morn
FORMER NEGRO SLAVE HIES
Louisa Wiugo Was the Property of
IaeiiMirt nt Rock Fork.
Louisa Wingo.a negro ex-sla,ve who
was about 7." years old, died Satur
day at her home in the Garth addi
tion. She was buried at Hinton.
Louisa was the property in slavery
days of the Davenport family who
'ire Rock Fory. She was the wife of
Joseph Gravely Is III.
Joseph Gravely, who was elected
cuneihnan for the College of Arts
d Science several days ago, under
went an operation for appendicitis
Itttcrday morning. He was resting
sier this morning. His parents of
St- Louis are here.
MAY FROST SOMK TONIGHT
Fair and Cooler Is Forecast Rising;
The forecast or the United States
weather bureau until 7 o'clock to
morrow night is as follows:
For Columbia Fair and cool to
night, probably light Trost in low
places. Tuesday, increasing cloudi
ness with slowly rising temperature.
For Missouri Fair tonight with
probably light frost north portion.
Tuesday,, increasing cloudiness.
The temperatures are:
7 a. m 4J 11 a. m CI
8 a. m r.O 12 noon C2
! a. in r.G 1 p. m C.'i
10 a. m r.9 2 p. in G7
7:1 IX SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
Many Girls Coiiictc for Short Course
In College of Agriculture.
Thirty-one girls and forty-two boys
are entered in the contest for the
short course scholarsnips. to the Col
lege of Agriculture offered by the
McOinty Brothers of Neosho. Mo.,
Three $100 scholarships are for boys
and three $C0 scholarships are for
girls. The contest is given in con
nection with an advertising plan and
is similar to a voting contest.
PICKED BEST SPELLER
Delia Nichols Will Represent
County in the State
Fifty-two students took part in
the first annual Boone County Spell
ing Contest held last Saturday night
in the Columbia High School audi
torium. Kaeh school district in the
county was represented by one pupil.
Delia Nichols of near Hallsville took
the first prize, Georgia Johnson of
one of the country districts second
prize, and Boqua Vandiver of Colum
bia took the third prize. The prizes
were as follows: $10 first place,
$7.."0 for second and $." for third.
The spelling lasted from 8 o'clock
until 10 o'clock. Miss Nichols, the
winner of the lirst prize, will repre
sent Boone County in the state spell
ing contest which is to be held soon
in Jefferson City.
WILL GIVE PICNIC TO SENIORS
Univeisity Women Planning Outing
at Rollins Spring Next Monday.
A picnic in honor of the seniors
will he given by the University wom
en. ." o'clock Monday, May 20, at
Rollins Spring. The feature of the
evening will be the supper which will
be cooked in the old-fashioned way
over the camp lire. The company
will gather at the Y. W. C. A. desk
in Academic Hall at 4:4.".
Notices will be posted on the bul
letin board just outside of women's
parlors in Academic Hall and all
wishing to go will sign their names
PUPILS IX SPEAKING CONTEST
Hoys anil Girls in Seventh tirade to
Compete for Prizes.
A declamatory contest will be held
in the Columbia High School audi
torium Thursday night. May 2:5.
The contest will be limited to the
students of the seventh grade. The
girls and boys will not compete
against each other. Prizes have been
arranged of $." each for the best boy
contestant and for the best girl con
testant. The second best boy con
testant and the second best girl con
testant will receive $2.."0 each. The
following judges have been selected:
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller. Miss Meta
Eitzen and N. T. Gentry.
JACOB RILLIKOPF TO SPEAK
State. Charity Head Will Address So
cial Science Club.
Jacob Billikopf of Kansas City,
chairman of state conference of Char
ities and Correction will speak at the
meeting of the Social Science Club
Friday night. His subject will be
"The Municipality and its Relation
to the Dependent. Defective and De
linquent Classes." Mr. Billikopf is
also a member of the Board of Pub
lic Welfare of Kansas City.
All-Seniors to Meet.
There will be a meeting of the
all-senior class in the auditorium at
7 o'clock tomorrow night to make
final arrangements for commence
ment. Trial of Dr. G. H. Jaeger Begins.
The trial of Dr. G. H. Jaeger, who
is charged with practicing medicine
and surgery in Columbia without a
license, was begun this afternoon.
Doctor Jaeger had his office at J100A
$49,000 LIQUOR FINE
Points and Tyson to Pay $2,-
500 Each Paroled on Other
WILL STAND ALL COSTS
Judge David H. Harris Tells
Men Court is Not to Act
Points and Tyson, druggists, who
were fined $24,700 each May C for
violation of the local option law,
were granted paroles this morning by
Judge David H. Harris on seventy
four of the cases against them.
They must eacli pay $2. .100 fines for
the lirst eight cases and the costs for
all of the eight-two cases.
Tiie parole was given upon the
recommendation of the prosecuting
attorney. It is for two years. A
bond of ?."00 was given by each man
for his appearance at the opening of
each term of court in that time.
They must obey all laws and in addi
tion they must not become intoxi
cated. The parole terminates in
case these provisions are not carried
In giving the parole Judge Harris
summed up his conclusions in the
case. He said he had deliberated a
long time before granting this pa
role. "These acts were done deliberate
ly," he said. "It is dilferent from
committing an unlawful deed in the
heat of passion. A person who de
liberately breaks the law is an enemy
"I want it understood right now
that it is not the intention of this
court to act as a licensor to sellers
of liquor. It seems that some per
sons go into business expecting some
day to get caught and to pay their
fines. They consider that a part of
"Obeying the law is good citizen
ship. We must have laws to protect
us. When your store was broken
into by a negro a short time ago you
looked to the law to protect you.
Both of you men are young enough
to get the right conception of law.
It is the duty of every citizen to
know the law and to follow it. Your
conception that a law is bad is no
excuse for breaking it."
STREET CAR IS HERE
Not a Real Trolley, Rut Hig
Green Motor First Trips
Columbia lias its first street car;
not the trolley car with the clanging
hell, but a sixteen passenger motor
street car with rubber tires and a
honk-honk. The first trip was made
from Taylor's garage to Westwood
and West mount which will be the
regular run if the car is satisfactory
and the patronage justifies.
Tiiis new car will be the property
if Judge J. A. Stewart who accom
panied it on the runs today. The
plans are to have a thirty minute
schedule so that passengers by pay
ing five cents can go to any house in
Westwood or Westmount. The ex
act schedule has not been decided,
but the car was loaded with pas
sengers on every trip today.
CARMELITA AXDERSOX TO SIXG
Songs from Browning at Assembly
Miss Carmelita Anderson will sing
three songs from Browning at
Browning's anniversary celebration
in assembly in the University audi
torium tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. They are: "There is a Wom
an Like a Dewdrop" by DeKopen,
"Grow Old Along With Me." by
Georgina Schuyler, and "The Year's
at the Spring." by Mrs. Beach.
Prof. J. W. Hudson will talk of
the "Philosophical Ideas in Brown
ing." Prof. F. M. Tisdel will talk
on the "Dramatic Qualities in Brown
K. of C. Visit Marshall Lodge.
Sixteen candidates for degree work
and ten lodge members from Colum
bia attended the initiation ceremo
nies and banquet given for them by
the Knights of Columbus in Mar
shall yesterday. Candidates for de
grees from Boonville and Sedalia
were initiated also. A degree team
from Kansas City put on the work.
M. 0. WILL FOSTER
Forestry Department to Start
Holt to Determine Hest
WILL DISTRIBUTE CUTTINGS
Trees Grow in Land Along
River Unfit for Crops
Roots Prevent Erosion.
In co-operation with the United
States Forest Service the department
of forestry or the College of Agricul
ture in the University of Missouri,
has established a willow holt to de
termine the species of basket willow
best suited to the climate of Missouri.
Eight species of commercial basket
willow will be planted which have
proved to be more or less successful
in different parts of the country.
The basket willow industry is a
growing one and is now extensively
developed in New York, Pennsyl
vania. Maryland, Ohio, Indiana and
Kentucky. The industry is practi
cally undeveloped west of the Missis
sippi River. Missouri has a large
area of land lying along its rivers
that is subject to annual overflow
and so not suited for growing ordi
nary crops. Such land is admirably
adapted to the growing of basket
willows. Besides yielding a large in
come the willow by forming a dense
mat of roots in the ground will tend
to hold the ground in place and pre
vent its erosion.
An acre of suitable land planted
with basket willow will produce
from 1.000 to 1,300 pounds of whips
each year, which have an average
value of 5 to 7 cents a pound. The
bark stripped from the whips in
spring is utilized in Germany for
bedding for cattle and in some cases
Although the industry is already
well developed in several states, over
a million pounds are annually im
ported, principally from Germany.
There is a constantly increasing de
mand among willow furniture and
basket manufacturers for willow
rods of high grade and in large quan
tities. The willow industry is one of
the few in the country that have not
increased materially in the last two
After determining the proper
species for planting in Missouri the
department of forestry will endeavor
to foster this industry by the distri
bution of cuttings from its willow
SCIir.MAXX-HEIXK AT SEDALIA
Xoteil Contralto Will Sing There
Madame Schumann-Heink, the
great contralto, will sing in Sedalia.
Wednesday night. She is now on a
tour of the United States, and this
month gave two concerts at the Cin
cinnati musical festival. Before this
she gave a song recital in Carnegie
Hall, New York, where the 3,000
seats were too few to accomodate the
crowd that came to hear her. On
this tour she has sung at Philadel
phia, Baltimore, Washington. Brook
lyn and Boston with the Boston Sym
By the close of this spring Madame
Schumann-Heink will have crossed
this continent several times, and
will then return to the Schumann
Heink estate at Signac, N. J., to
spend the summer with her children.
Next fall she will probably return
to Europe for a series of concerts.
DR. W. P. CUTLER TO SEDALIA
Will Try to Effect Passage of Fooil
Ordinance for That City.
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state food and
dairy commissioner, is in Sedalia to
day, where he will address the high
school. He will also urge the pas
sage of a pure-food ordinance similar
to the one in Columbia.
Wednesday he will go to Jefferson
City where he will talk at a conven
tion of the county superintendents of
schools. He will make an address
before the National Convention of
Wholesale Grocers Thursday in St.
Boone County Probate Court Open.
The regular term of the Boone
County Probate Court opened this
morning. The docket will take about
Miss Crane at Y. W. C. A.
Miss Helen Bond Crane or New
York will have charge or the usual
Y. W. C. A. meeting at 4 o'clock
CONTESTS HIS FATHER'S WILL1
lolin C. Wolfe and Two Brothers Re
ceived Xo Part of Estate.
The contest of the will of Levi S.
Wolfe, Sr., was being tried in the
Boone County Circuit Court this
morning. Mr. Wolfe was accident
ally killed last fall. He lived on a
farm about 7 miles northeast of Co
lumbia. His property, which amounted to
about 17.000 at his death, was divid
ed between three daughters. Three
sons, who are contesting the will,
were not mentioned in it.
The contest is brought by John C.
Wolfe and others against Mrs. Carrie
L. Whitworth and others.
The council for the contestants
endeavored to introduce testimony
showing that Mr. Wolfe was not
in his right mind when he had the
will drawn up.
Prof. L. M. Defoe is Compil
ing List for Liquor
L. M. Defoe, professor of mechan
ics in the University of Missouri, is
compiling a list of the students in the
University who will be entitled to
vote at the local option election to
he held in Columbia June 4.
"When Columbia voted on this
question before," said Professor De
foe, "many of the votes of students
were contested. It is my purpose to
collect a complete list of those stu
dents who are entitled to vote at the
coming election. This will avoid any
question which might arise after the
election in regard to student votes."
Professor Defoe has about two
hundred names so far. However,
many of these will not be allowed as
the list probably includes the names
of minors and faculty members.
HE GOT THE WRONG SUIT CASE
W. M. Hawkins Finds on Arrival
That He Has Woman's Grip.
Willis M. Hawkins, president of
the Kansas City "Ad Club, and a
speaker here Journalism Week, lost
his suit case on the way to Colum
bia. In the hurry, at Ccntralia, Mr.
Hawkins picked out a case that
looked like his; but upon opening it
in Columbia it proved to belong to a
Mr. Hawkins immediately tele
graphed to St. Louis for the station
agent to look out for the missing suit
case. Iii a few hours, he received a
telegram telling him to return the
suit case that he had immediately.
The woman who owned it was in dis
tress, the telegram said.
This Week Will Decide Missouri Val
ley Baseball Championship.
Missouri and Kansas now have the
same percentage in baseball. The
last games of the season, which will
be played here Friday and Saturday,
will decide the Missouri Valley cham
pionship. Missouri has won eight
games out of the last ten and Kan
sas has won nine out of the last
If Kansas wins one game and Mis
souri wins one the championship will
be a tie. It will not be played off.
COMPANY II. TO HAVE PICNIC
Accompanied liy Girls, They Will go
to Rock Itridge Sunday.
Company B of the University Ca
det Corps will have a one-day en
campment at Rock Bridge May 19.
Instead of going to tiie camp by
marching the cadets will have a wa
gon of hay to accommodate the sold
iers and the girls.
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the camp. The cadets will pitch the
tents near the bridge before encamp
MRS. SALLIE GRERE HERE
Visits Daughter, Then Gin's to Attend
Convention at Jefferson City.
Mrs. Sallie Grebe of Rock Port,
Mo., visited her daughter. Miss Lil
lie Grebe, a student in the University
or Missouri, yesterday. Mrs. Grebe
went to Jefferson City this morning,
where she will attend the convention
or county superintendents or schools.
She was accompanied to Jefferson
City by Miss Grebe and Miss Zula
J. M. Wood Returns Home.
J. M. Wood of Springfield, the new
president of Stephens College, who
had been in Columbia for three
days. returned to his home yester-sity. is visiting at the College of Agri
day, culture today.
CLUB FOR COLUMBIA
League to he Organized Next
Week When St. Louis
TO INTEREST STUDENTS
Mrs. Lowes Will Address
Social Science Club Op
posing Speaker Wanted.
A state organization for the equal
suffrage movement in Missouri has
been formed. Mrs. John Livingston
Lowes of the St. Louis Equal Suf
frage League will meet with the wo
men of Columbia next week for the
purpose of organizing an equal suf
frage league here.
The Social Science Club of the Uni
versity has arranged to have Mrs.
Lowes speak at a meeting at the Uni
versity. Wednesday niht of next
week. One of the women who arc
interested in having Mrs. Lowes
come here said this morning that
they would be glad to have another
speaker at the meeting to take the
other side of the question. She said
that the purpose of the meeting was
to get the students of the University
interested in equal suffrage as a pub
Dr. R. H. Jesse, former president
of the University, and Mrs. Walter
McNab Miller have been chosen vice
presidents of the state equal suffrage
'FACULTY' TOOK PART IX STUNT
School or Education Students Showed
Teachers in Younger Days.
The "Sixty-fifth Annual Com
mencement of Stub'us' Select Acad
emy" was celebrated by the vtudents
in the School of Education Satin lay
night. The class roll included Mar
garet Austill, Harry Behlen. Mary
Bidwell Breed, W. Zephthah Calvert.
Werrett W. Charters. Jesse H. Cour
sault, Ella Victoria Dobbs, Rebecca
Conway, Jacob Warshaw, Edith
Ursula Geery, Albert Ross Hill.
Isidor Loeb, Max Meyer, William H.
Pommer, Louise Stanley and Caro
line Stewart. But at the last mo
ment it was announced that Albert
Hill had failed to pass, so he did not
receive his diploma.
The graduates were dressed in the
fashion of 1870. Miss Arabella Wil
helira Caroline Stubbs was principal
of the academy and Nebuchednezzar
Napoleon Theodore Jones was the
president of the board of directors.
The class colors were Old Rose and
Silver, class flower, China Astor.
'Cupid in an Academy," composed
by William H. Pommer and dedicated
to the young ladies or Stubbs' Acad
emy, was given by Mr. Pommer. The
other numbers on the program were:
Class Song, directed by William
Pommer; salutatory by Isidor Loeb;
trio by the Misses Stanley. Stewart
and Stubbs; original poem by Henry
Belden; class prophesy by Max Mey
er: recitation. "Curfew Shall Not
Ring Tonight." by Miss Ella V.
Dobbs; song, "Auf Dentsch," by Miss
Caroline Stewart: oration by Albert
Hill; valedictory by Margaret Austill.
A SCHOOL DAY FOR PARENTS
Displays or Work by Pupils Will He
Shown in Columbia.
Patrons' Day will be observed this
week in all the ward schools of Co
lumbia. Tomorrow it will be ob
served at the Jefferson School, Wed
nesday at the Grant School, Thurs
day at the Benton School and Friday
at the Lee School. The hours will be
from 2: SO o'clock to 4 o'clock. The
I nil itMt rf nlicnrrlni, Pnlritie' Tin,?
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int: lawuub &i-iiuui j iu get parents
interested in the work that is being
done by thi snhoo!. The work done
by the children will be displayed.
ARRESTED AFTER H .MONTHS
George Bryant Pleaded Guilty to
Charge of Assault u Year Ago.
After an absence of eight months
George Bryant, who was wanted ror
assault and battery, returned to Co
lumbia and was arrested yoeterday.
He pleaded guilty and was fined $.".
The assault occurred October 14.
last year. Bryant left town berore
the police could arrest him and was
not round until yesterday.
Agricultural Teacher Visiting Here.
Henry H. Wing, professor of ani
mal husbandry at the New York State
Agricultural College. Cornell Univer-