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FIFTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1912
NUMBER 23
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SCRAMBLE TO GET
THE BIG SPEAKERS
Each Party Promises Widely
Known Orators to Come
Before Election.
AFTERJCOUNTY VOTES
Two Candidates for Governor
Are Expected-The Other
1 lans Made.
J
ponnhiirnns rvmnr.rats and Pro-1
gressnes are
aneline for votes in
r ... Pnnntit 1 evil TrIl-.
Thev are
JJUUlie -UUJllJ ll(iik r- .j i!
trying to oner as Dan tne most wiueij .
known speakers in both state and na-
tional politics.
"From now until election days," I
'
says James W Schwabe. chairman of
the Republican committee of Boone
County, "we are going to have a "series
of speeches by prominent speakers in
the county". Progressives and Dem
ocrats are also planning for big men
to work the county.
The regular weekly meeting of the
I
Democratic central committee will be
held tonight at the coprthouse. The
speakers are Judge David H. Harris
and J. I Stephens. Plans for con
tinuing the campaign will also be dis
cussed. The committee has a large
supply of literature that it wishes to
distribute hrough he county.
John P. Gordon will speak at Ash
land next Saturday afternoon and in
Columbia Saturday night.
W. W. Roper will make a demo
cratic speech here October 19-
Dr. J. A. Crossland of St. Louis is
now campaigning Boone County for
the Republican party. He will speaK
in Columbia in a few days but the!
committee does not know the date.
Arrangements have also been made to
have John C. McKinley. Republican
candidate forgovernor. in Columbia.,
D. W. Peters, candidate for concress.4
is also cominc. Charles V. Xacel.
Secretary of State, will be here Octo- j
ber 19.
Among the Progressive speakers j
who are coming to Columbia is Albert I publicans: O. W. Boutwell. C. W. ' Former University of Missouri stu-' aut0mobile at the front of a car effect this year as the present peti
D. Xortoni. nominee for governor. ; Furtney, H. G. Kohlbusch. dents and graduates are going West.' J makes the weight of the car uneven ' tion is not I,roPerl" drawn up. It is
There is a probability according to' Precinct Xo. 4 Democrats: J. W.. according to Raymond Klass, of Col-'an(1 necessitates a loneer machine "' t0 late t0 PrePare another petition
C- W. Loomis. that Hiram W. Johnson,
W. Johnson,
!Jt . :n i
candidate for Vice President
Miueiii, win
reach
Columbia on his return trip
west.
The Republican party is now cam
paigning for the 700 negro votes in
Columbia township. James Washing
ton, former janitor at Rothwell Gym
nasium and known to the students as
"Jim," is leading the campaign among
the negroes.
The Progressive party is also plan
ning to get some of the negro votes.
Xegro speakers will be sent here from
St Louis.
WAXTS THE RECALL OF JUDGES
Political Speech Last Xleht by A. X.
Satrer, Former Football Star.
Arthur Sager, former circuit attor
ney of St. Louis, spoke in the inter
ests of the Progressive Party at the
courthouse last night Mr. Sager is
an old Xorthwestern University foot
ball star and was coach of the De
pauw University football team in 1S92
and 1893. He played football three
years on the All-American Star team (
after leaving Xorthwestern Univer
sity.
Mr. Sager told of how his prosecu
tion of corrupt councilmen in St.
Louis was thwarted by the supreme
court reversing the decisions' of the
lower courts on account of technicalities-
After working for a long time
to get the conviction of one council
man the decision was reversed be
cause the word "the" had been left
out of the Indictment. Such decisions
as these has driven Mr. Sager to be
lieve in the recall of judges.
"If judges are corrupt, wrong, then
why should they not be recalled?'
asked the speaker. t
Mr. Sager was once a Democrat;
then a Republican. He told his audi
ence that allegiance to political par
ties is not sacred; it is not a contract.
He compared parties to a business.
When a business becomes unprofitable
it is cast aside, and such should be
the case with political parties, he told
the audience.
"I was once a Democrat." he said.
"Then I became a Republican. And I
am going to keep on changing till I
get right"
The speaker took up several of the
planks in the Progressive platform
and discussed them. Likewise he
COLDER, IS TONIGHTS FORECAST
Fair Weather Predicted for Tomor
row's Football Game.
If the weather man Is right, we may
get to wear our overcoats tomorrow.
The forecast: "Rain this afternoan
and tonight; colder tonight. Satur
day generally fair and colder." The
temperatures for today:
7 a. m 66 11 a. m 76
8 a.
9 a
10 a.
m.
m.
m.
.67 12 (noon) 71
.67 1 p. m 72
.73 2 p. m 76
went into the state platforms of the
jthree Pm,cal "arties- He declare,d
meant the rule of the liquor interests-
Morton Pemberton, Progressive
nominee for congressman from the
c''"" '".. i'"e uUU i.u.. ,
mnhiVi 1 rti a4 aa1 n nliAw tliMA TjA
made a jlea for independent voters.
,
W. Xiedermever. Proeressive
n0minee for secretary of state, also
gave a short talk. All the seats in
lIe circuit court room were nnea.
FfHK VllVCIYf'TX IV TftlVVHIP
n ,"t' '" '" " ,""-,i",u
All Votine Places Are at Courthouse,
The Election Judces.
Columbia township now has four
voting precincts instead of two- The
new precincts made by the county
court are: Precinct No. 1, the north
east section of the city and the adja-
cent territory; precinct No. 2, the
northwest section with its adjacent
territory; precinct No. 3, the south
west section and adjacent territory;
precinct Xo. 4. the southeast section
with its adjacent territory.
There will be four voting places,
one for each precinct. All of these
are located at the courthouse. It is
hoped by this means to have the votes
cast more evenly divided, so that the
judges can finish their count more
quickly. Under the former arrange
ment most of the votes of the town-
ship were cast at precinct Xo. 1.
The following are the judges choseajhad any turned in but what was paid
for the four precincts: ' some time nut tne noiuing ot mem is
Precinct Xo. 1 Democrats: X. H.,a great inconvenience. The checks
Hickman. M. I.. Edwards, W- B. Kelli- are generally for $1 and never run
her: Republicans: J. M. Pennington, over ?,". Most. of them are presented
Xorton Shepherd, J. W. Palmer. ; by boys but some few are turned in
Precinct Xo. 2 Democrats: .T. s by girls."
Rollins. W. W. Roberts, Virgil Potts; j
Republicans: E. E. Alexander, Alex, M. U. MEX ARE GOIXG WEST
Stewart. Charles Hale.
Precinct Xo- 3 Democrats: J. H.'Rajmonil Klass of Columbia Tells of
Hill. G. T. Asbury, J. E. Wright; Re-! Those He Met This Summer.
Gordon. S. M- Stevinson. R. L. Fenley; i
Gordon. S. M- Stevinson. R. L. Fenley; i
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itepuuucans: ur. w. r. sutler, . u. (
M. Davis, A. H. Shepard
ROSTOX WIXS TODAY, 3 TO 1.
Wood Beats Tesreau for the Second .
Time This Week.
Boston won the fourth game of the
world's championship series this af
ternoon by the score 3 to 1. Wood
and Cady worked for Boston, Tesreau
and Meyers for Xew York. This is
the second time that Wood has de-
feated Tesreau this week- Boston has
won two games and X"ew York one.
The second game of the series was a
tie.
AX EDITOR WILL SPEAK HERE
, , Los Angeles. Carl Talbot is a Denver
Address at Assembly October 29 by . lawyer. John Reed is in shoe busi
l'anl Brovn of The Republic. j ness at Greeley, Colo. B- H. Chaffin
Paul Brown, acting editor of the St. is a lawyer of Missoula. Mont.
Louis Republic, is to speak at Uni- j Mr. Klass met all of these men dur
versitv Assembly October 29. Mr. ' ing the summer.
Brown is considered one of the best ,
speakers in St. Louis. I
.. InTjtMj fo T M c. A. Reception,
Seven hundred and fifty invitations
have been sent out by President A.
Ross Hill and the deans for the men's
reception at the Y. M. C. A. Building
tomorrow night. The purpose of the
reception is to allow the new men in
school to get acquainted with the fac
ulty. An orchestra will furnish
music- The Y. M. C. A. cabinet will
assist the faculty in entertaining the
new students.
Bible Lectures by Dr. Elwane.
The Rev. W. W. Elwang of the Pres
byterian Church gave the first lecture
of a series on the Bible yesterday
afternoon at the Y. M. C. A. Building.
His subject was "By the Way of In
troduction." About seventy-five were
present. An attempt will be made to
raise the attendance to 200. The class
meets at 4 o'clock' every Thursday af
ternoon in the Y- M. C. A. auditorium.
Davis County Students Meet
The Davis County Club met last
night and organized for the year
1912-13. The officers elected were,
president. Miss Sarah OToole; vice
president, Dean Handy; secretary and
treasurer. Miss Lelia Davis. The club
will meet once each month. It has a
membership of fifteen.
STUDENTS GIVE THE
STORESJAD CHECKS
When Business Men Present
Paper at Banks Some
times No Money.
MERCHANTS TO ACT
Little Money Lost, They
Say, But Object to
Long Walts.
The Retail Dealers Association is
taking up the question of "bad checks"
, lnal are uemS passeu Uy stuueuu oi
the University. There has been a
habit among the students for several
. years ,0 g0 int0 stores and buy small
, articles and give a check, in payment-
Ixhe merchant gives them cash for the
amount of the check above the price
of the purchase. When the check Is
presented for payment at the bank
the person at that times has no money
on deposit. When confronted with
the check they say that they will have
money in a few days and will take
the check up. This is always done
but the holding of the checks by the
merchants is a great Inconvenience
and the association is going to put
forth an effort to stop itv
R. E. Lucas, at the Missouri Store
says: "Every year a certain number
of students come in the store about
the end of the month and buy some
thing and give a check in payment.
About twenty or twenty-five of these
will have no money in the bank and
we are compelled to hold them until
they do get some. We have never
umbia, who spent the summer travel-
umbia, who spent the summer travel -
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M .' ..auawaa. w auu.wa ..w
mg iu wesieru siuies- urauuaies oi
the School of Law who have gone tothe cylinders were horizontal. Xow
western cities to start in their pro- the cylinders are upright."
fession are in the majority. However, At flr8t the hood of the automobile
many are engaged in business and a
number are agricultural students. in-
terested In ranching.
Riley Price is practicing law in
EI Paso, Texas. Paul Atkinson is em
ployed by a gas company in Roswell.
X. M. Edward Shaw is with a whole
sale cigar company in Phoenix, Ariz.
Amos Coleman is conducting a ranch
near Selma, Calif. Penn Miller is
dealing in stocks and bonds at Fresno,
Calif. Duane Lyons is an architect in
Los Angeles, Calif. A. P. Priestly is
selling books in California. Harrr
' Fogelsong is a practicing lawyer in
V. H- S. WAXTS 11 GAMES
Football Schedule Almost Completed
With Seien Dates Sure.
The following schedule of football
games will probably be agreed on for
the Columbia High School: Oct 12,
Montgomery City; Oct. 19, Mexico
Military Academy at Mexico; Oct 26
Jefferson City High School at Jeffer
son City; Nov. 2. Kemper Military
Academy at Boonville; Nov. 16, Mex
ico Military Academy at Columbia;
Nov. 22. Jefferson City High School at
Columbia; Nov. 30. rSedalia High
School at Sedalia. The coach is also
trying to arrange games with Hanni
bal, Independence and Armstrong.
Season tickets will be put on sale
Monday. They will sell for $.75 cents
each.
XEW LABELS FOR SHRUBBERY
Common and Botanical Titles to Be
Ghen Trees and Shrubs.
Labels to be used in the naming of
trees and shrubbery on the University
grounds were recently purchased by
H. F. Major, superintendent of
grounds.
The shrubbery will be labeled with
zinc and the trees with brass labels.
The common name will be at the top
and the botanical name at the bottom
of the labels.
SEE BIG BUSINESS
FOR PARCELS POST
Officials Here Expect Many
Will Take Advantage of
the New System.
TO BEGIN JANUARY 17
Office Here Will Need More
Equipment Larger
RuralRoute Wagons.
The new parcels post service will
be established in Columbia January 1.
It will mean that the local postofflce
will have to he aided hv ovtPnsivA nrt -
! ditional equipment.
It is not expected that heavy par-
eels business will begin immediately
upon the establishment of the ser
vice, but that after the system is well
in operation each of the Columbia
rural carriers will have to use a
larger wagon- Probably each one will
have to use a two-horse wagon. There
are ten routes out of Columbia.
It is also thought that the nine
city foot carriers will ultimately have
to use wagons to deliver the parcels.
There is already a lack of facility
for taking care of the local business.
According to the local officials, two
more city carriers are needed now to
handle the ordinary business.
CARE OF MOTOR ESSEXTIAL
Parts Mast Be Kept Adjusted, Mono
Mock T-Head Motor Popular.
A man should examine his car fre
quently to see that nothing is working
J loose, according to J. R. Wharton last
njght jn his third lecture before the
cass jn aut0mobile engineering:' "The
i mere fact tnat tne car runs aj rigjjt
is no sign tnat 5t is in go0(j shape.
There may be something loose that '
will ajow" the car to work all right ' PetltIon are Void and Others Cannot
for a mohth or 'more and'lhen causer "B Prepared in Time.. -
' a serious break. A man should know I The petition to abolish the position
how the parts of a car work and keep I of countr highway engineer which has
tllem adjusted just that way. .been circulated in several of the
j ..The niacjnir of he motor of an'counties of 5,issourJ wi!1 be ot no
I km Air Whnrtnn Tho mntnr Ten
1 saj,j jjr Wharton
, formerlv in the center of the car and
was an eyesore. Xow the hood, es
pecially the long one, 1b admired by
many automobile lovers and' signifies
to them higher power.-
The four-cylinder motor is in de
mand for most of the medium priced
cars. The average car has twenty
horse power for every two cylinders.
Casting the cylinders from one piece
is a growing custom among automo
bile manufacturers. The one-piece,
or monobloc motor, enables a shorter
hood to be built. It is also cheaper
for the manufacturer.
Tho kffiffrmoir nf a mni'nr dpnpnris a
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great deal on its valves. For this
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reason the T-head motor is best, ac-
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I The T-head allows larger valves and,"1 f" .J0 f ,
-! makes them more accessible for re-! Geor p- RMseway. county high-
j j- . -m... ,..i.,'ST engineer for Boone County, says
I pair and adjustment. The valves i - " - '
i . , . i . sm..m that the condition of the roads in the
must be kept cool to get maximum , .
' I state is much improved- Unless there
! power. I . .. ,
'is some direct overseer or. superin-
ST. LOUIS PASTOR TO SPEAK
The ReT. W. C. Bittlnp of the Second
Baptist Church to Address Assembly.
"The Man of Today and the Bible,",
will be the subpect of the Rev. W. C. ,
Bitting, pastor of the Second Baptist
Church of St. Louis, address at As
sembly Tuesday morning.
Doctor Bitting has spoken in Col
umbia several times. He was here
in February. 1911, and spoke at As-
sembly. He also delivered the bacca -
laureate address several years ago to
the senior class of the University. He
will be entertained at a luncheon
Tuesday afternoon by the Y. M- C. A.
cabinet and will talk to the Univer
sity men Tuesday night in the Y. M.
C. A. auditorium.
Jury Hears An Assault Case.
Most of the Ume taken up by the
circuit court yesterday afternoon and
this morning with the case of Price
Day, charged with criminal assault
The Jury went ont on this case this
morning shortly before 11 o'clock.
James Peck Xow a Delta Tan.
James Ingraham Peck of Columbia
has been initiated by the Delta Tau
Delta fraternity.
STUDENTS IX HOXORS COURSES
Twenty-five Will Take Work UHder
the Xew System at M. U.
About twenty-five students will be
admitted to the honors curricula, a
new departture at the University this
year leading to the Degree of Bache
lor of Arts with Honors, according to
Dr. J. W. Hudson who fs in charge.
A decision has not yet-been- made in
all cases.
Doctor Hudson considers this a
very representative number under
present condiUons, because students
have'tiot had a chance so far to be
come thoroughly acquainted with the
system audita '"jitan their courses in
accordance with it. It can not be
elected until the Junior year and re
ouirements are a grade of S In cur-
rlcuium chos(m and M ln other work.
j There should be at least 200 students
I entered in the honors curricula in the
'course of a conPle 'cars. Doctor
Hudson believes.
The deereo is offered for the nur-
,)OSe of stimulating scholarship and
presents greater advantages and op-
portunities than working for honors
under the old system- Doctor Hudson
says that freshmen should begin to
plan their work with this in mind at
the very beginning of their studies
at the University.
The system is planned to secure for
the student a sbroad and thorough a
mastery as possible of the general
subject or subjects of the curricula;
if, for convenience, they are divided
into courses, these courses should be
as closely co-ordinated into one whole
as possible, according to the regula
tions adopted by the faculty. There
are no semester examinations in this
system, a final examination being
given at the completion of the course,
preferably including an oral one, and
the regular grading system does not
apply; the student passing with honor
or with high honor, at the discretion
of the professor.
A bulletin has been issued by the
University giving details of informa
tion about the curricula.
lIIIGHWAT EXGIXEER TO REMAIX
i and Present It before the nest elec-
tion
The reason for abolishing the office
is that it takes from the general fund
for the improvement of roads and
highways in the state and that the
farmers would rather work the roads
themselves than to pay for the work.
Elmer Anderson, who has been
watching closely the development of
roads in the state, says that the coun
ty highway engineer can only be used
in those counties where the farmers
are more or less wealthy and prefer
to pay to the fund rather than devote
their time to work on the road. In
the Ozark counties the improvement
of the roads and the development of
the new roads has almost stopped.
The fairly prosperous farmer would
far more prefer to work with a team
I '
, a few days on the building of a road
b
, ranther than to pav over a certain
- tendent to be present and work with
the farmers he says they will not do
the work regularly or completely
ARREST THREE STURGEOX 3IEX
Grand Jury Indictueots Charge Gam-
hlinp and Election Law Violations.
Three persons from Sturgeon were
arrested on indictments returned by
Boone County grand jury.
They are Thomas Stewart, charged
with violating-the elecUon law August
6; Kelly Weldon and Sherod White,
charged with gambling and crap
shooting. All furnished bond for their
appearance Monday.
Hallowe'en at Colombia High.
The various classes in the Columbia
High School are organizing now in
preparation for an entertainment
which will be given Hallowe'en night
Each class will give a stunt and a
prize will be given) for the most suc
cessful. First FuH Board Meeting.
The first meeting of the full Board
of Curators of the University of Mis
souri will be In St Joseph, Mo-, next
Wednesday. This is known as the
October meeting. . The Executive
Board met here September 28.
ILL:
WEDDING POSTPONED
She Was to Have Been Mar
ried to Clyde Anderson
Stewart Oct. 16.
TO BE OPERATED ON
Fiancee of Judge Stewart's
Son Stricken With Ap
pendicitis Saturday.
The wedding of Miss Mildred Irene
Morrison to Clyde Anderson Stewart,
son or Judge John A. Stewart of Col
umbia and a former student at the
University, which was to have taken
place October 16. has been postponed
on account of the Illness of Miss Mor
rison. Miss Morrison became suddenly ill
with appendicitis last Saturday night
and her physicians decided that an
operation would be necessary. Her
condition was serious at first, but
she has now improved so much that
the doctors think they can operate on
her next Saturday.
Miss Morrison is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Stuart Morrison,
who are widely known in Callaway
County. Her father has been super
intendent of the Missouri School for
the Deaf for the last fifteen years.
She was educated at William Woods
College, from which she would have
been graduated this year but for the
plans for her wedding. Mr. Stewart
has been in business with his father
since leaving the University.
The wedding will take place as
soon as Miss Morrison has sufficiently
recovered to carry out the original
plans.
ALUMXUS" JSEXDS OCT CARDS
'Four Thousand Appeals for Subscrip-
,- - tUu Reach Eiery State.
More than four thousand University
J of Missouri alumni will receive to-
morrow big postcard advertisements
j from Harry E. Ridings, editor of the
Missouri Alumnus- The cards are six
by five inches and on them is printed
an appeal for subscriptions. It is an
nounced that the next issue will be
a "Football Xumber", while later in
the year there will be "Old Timers'
Xumber", "Literary Xumber" and
"Commencement Xumber".
Below the name of the alumnus to
whom each postcard is sent is printed
in red ink, "A University of Missouri
Graduate." These words appearing
on cards sent to every state in the
Union and also to foreign countries
will give the University considerable
advertising.
TO PUBLISH AXOTHER AXXUAL
Senior Class at Columbia High Elects
Cresset Stan.
The senior class in the Columbia
High School will publish an annual
this year. The senior class last year
published the first annual in the his
tory of the school. It was called the
Cresset.
The Cresset staff for this year fol
lows: Editor-in-chief, Vincent Lewis;
associate editor, Davis Elkins; busi
ness department Edmond Thornton,
Francis Corlew and Sargent Gage;
art editors, Charles Morgenthaler,
Ciara Pennington and Cyrene Shep-
ard; athletic editor. George King.
Medical Society Elects Officers.
At the first meeting of the Univer
sity Medical Society last Friday night,
these oflcers were elected: president.
William M. Findley; vice-president,
R. U. Holcomb; secretary-treasurer,
Ralph R- Simmons. The next meet
ing of the society will be held the first
Friday night in November. All stu
dents enrolled in the School of Medi
cine or ln the first two preparatory
years are eligible for membership.
Another Dispute Over RiTer Island.
The case of Frank Geislng against
Benjamin Geising has been decided In
Circuit Court In favor of the former.
The suit involved land "made" by the
river and the question was whether It
was an accretion to the island in the
river or to the land on the river bank.
The plaintiff claimed that he had a
patent to the land from the county
court.
Dean Williams Talks at St. Joseph.
Walter Williams, dean of the School
of Journalism, returned yesterday
from St. Joseph, where he spoke to the
Commerce Club.
MIS
MORRISON
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