COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1912
USE OF THE BIBLE
IS TO SERVE
Dr. Bitting Says Value i.Of
Book Lies Only In Its
Shows Relation Of Sacred
Writing To the Present
In his address on "The Man of To
day and the Bible," at Assembly this
morning. Dr. W. C. Bitting said that
today we do not try to get men into
heaven, but to get heaven into men.
"We do not try to keep men out of
hell, we try to" keep hell out of men.
Any institution, any government, any
piece of literature is of value only
as it exists for service to man. In
this lies the true significance of the
Bible it is to help men," said Doctor
The man of today has three distinc
tive characteristics, according to Doc
tor Bitting. He is essentially demo
cratic in his nature and believes in
the worth of the individual, his abso
lute freedom, and the brotherhood of
"The modern man is a realist. He
does not believe that a thing is true
because it is in the Bible it may be
in the Bible because it is true but
it is true because it is true," he said.
"He has more inteiest in realities
than in abstractions and accepts a
fact or a doctrine only after he has
investigated it for himself ana" proved
its worth, either by his own experi1
ence or by his trust in the experi
ences of others.
"The Christian church today is di
vided into sects and insects," contin
ued Doctor Bitting, "but the atti
tude now of a real man toward the
Bible is that of an individual who has
an intense personal feeling which
keeps him from giving only a frac
tional part of himself to anything'ia
which he is interested. The whole
of him has to go into life and when
he goes into religion, the whole of
him has to go. There is far more
piety in an honest interrogation mark
than in many an ignorant exclama
tion point, and there is no danger of
loss of faith in a scientific study of
the Bible. Trust yourself to find out
the facts and then ask what those
More scepticism is produced; Doc
tor Bitting believes, by attempts to
insist upon irrational methods of
study and to inculcate doctrines de
rived from these methods, than by
any other one thing. The scientific
method of studying the Bible is abso
lutely inevitable. It is the only hon
est, the only intelligent, the only val
"The Bible was not made for a
glass case; it was made for a man
to take out into the dust and dirt of
every-day life." said the speaker.
"Errors in understanding the Bible
creep in in many ways.
"Man confuses his own Ideas about
the Bible with what is in the Book
itself. It is wrong to make claims
for the Book which it does not make
for itself. At the time of writing,
modern science was unknown. It is
unfair, then, to try to read into the
Book of Genesis modern scientific
ideas. This is but one example. The
only hones't thing to do is to try to
find out what was In the mind of the
persons who wrote the passages,
their purpose and their significance.
Anything else is ethically dishonest
"Many a text has been so warped
In its application that the original
purpose of it is entirely lost as, for
instance, in the case of a baccalau
reate sermon preached on Christ's
words about the body of Lazarus
when the grave clothes were being
removed. 'Loose him and let him go
was the basis of the speakers talks
to the graduating class."
"There is power in the Bible," con
cluded Doctor Bitting, "not machin
ery. It was not verbally nor mechan
ically dictated. It represents ,the
best religious experience of the race.
I see no reason why institutions
which study the best French, Italian,;
Greek and other literatures, should
decline to study 'the best Hebrew sim
ply because it Is ethical and religious
in context I should like to see a
study of the Bible made a part of
every college curriculum."
Council Meeting Toalght.
The City Council will meet tonight.
According to Mayor W. S. St Clair
only the regular business of the city
will come before the councilmen.
FAIR WEATHER IS PREDICTED
Weather Forecast Sajs Temperature
To Be Moderate Tomorrow.
The official weather forecast for
Columbia is fair tonight and Tuesday
with moderate temperature. The
temperatures for the day follow:
7 a. m 42 11 a. m 69
8 a. m 50 12 (noon) 70
9 a. m. ...... 39 1 p. m 72
10 a. m. ......66 2 p. m 73
GET JIORTGAGE BY THREAT!
Woman Was "Worried' When She
Mrs. Sue E. Skaggs and husband in
an ejectment suit against W. W. Jen
nings in the Circuit Court wants the
mortgage on their place set aside on
the ground that it was made under
threat. She claims that threats were
made to send her husband to the
penitentiary unless he did not settle
at once the financial difficulties they
were in at that time. All parties in
the case are from Centralia.
Witnesses said that Mrs. Skaggs
did not know what she was doing.
She was worried so over the trouble
about the time the mortgage was
signed they said. The trail had not
ended this afternoon.
TRIED TO KILL T, R
One Report Is That Roose-
i velt's Wounds May Be
Reports received here today from
St. Louis indicate that Theodore
Roosevelt was more seriously injured
by the shot in Milwaukee last night
than the first reports gave. Today
danger of blood poison is reported.
After the former President was
shot last night in front of the Hotel
Gilpatrick by John Schrenk of New
York he went to the auditorium and
spoke for oer an hour until hid
friends persuaded him to quit
After the speech the Colonel with
three physicians left on a train for
Chicago. The doctors who made 'the
first examination were unable" to lo
cate the bullet which entered the
right breast. He would not permit
any further examination to be made
until they arrived in Chicago.
WHY THE MAIL DOESXT ARRIVE
HeaTj- Work for the Carries and They
HaTe to "Cut" Their Hours.
If you fail to get that letter in the
afternoon there .is a reason, say the
The incoming mail at the Columbia
postoflice has become so heavy that
the carriers are unable to get it all
delivered in the forty-eight hours a
week allowed them. This requires the
carriers to sometimes "cut" the after
noon delivery. Three of the "foot"
carriers now have to have a part of
their mail hauled to different places
along their routes, and left in boxes
that have been placed in stores for
that purpose. A part of the negro
.resident section of tht -ity now has
no service at all.
SERVANT IX WAGOX FALLS DEAD
Xegro Woman Dies as She Arrives at
, , ,, Place of Employment
Mrs. Lucinda Fount 35, negro ser
vant, fell dead from a wagon in front
of the home of Edgar Hultz two miles
west of Columbia yesterday after
noon. Dan Hulett, coroner, gave
heart disease as the cause. The wo
man has been living at Deer Park. A
wagon was- sent there yesterday to
bring her to the Hultz home where
she had been employed as a domestic.
STUDEXTS WRITE PICTURE PLAT
Two Sophomores and a Senior Have
Writing moving picture scenarios
seems to be popular with University
of Missouri students. Henry L. Fist
of Muskogee, Okla., a sophomore in
the College of Arts and Science, has
had two plays accepted. W. W. Camp
bell, another sophomore, has also had
two accepted and Miss Leona Tim
mons. a senior in Arts, has sold one.
PROFESSOR EXTERS SOX HERE
Dr. R. R. Dinwiddle of Arkansas U.
Is in Columbia Today.
Dr. R. R. Dinwiddle of the Univer
sity of Arkansas is in Columbia today
entering his son in the School of En
gineering. TJoctor Dinwiddle is at the
head of the bacteriological department
of the Arkansas University and Ex
PINTS OP BEER,
LAND NEGRO IN JAIL
Court Decides That's Too
Much for Any One .
Man to Receive.
HIS PAROLE REVOKED
Previously Arrested for Ped -
dling "Hop Tonic," But5t
Judge Was Lenient.
Fourteen hundred pint bottles of
beer is an unreasonable amount for
one man, not a licenced saloon
keeper, to have had shipped to-bin
in three and a half months. The
Boone County Circuit Court decided
So the parole of Izcfa
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jacKson, a negro was revoiteu,
Jackson several months ago ws
arrested for peddling what he termed
"hop tonic." He pleaded guilty, Irat
said he did not know that he was Vio
lating the local option law. A chem
ical analysis showed the "tonic" con
tained 4 per cent of alcohol. Jackson
was fined $300 and paroled.
It is said that he has received since
June about 1400 bottles of beer, and
other liquids hardly to be classed as
temperance drinks. His parole was
revoked this morning, and he was
turned over to the sheriff.
Jackson said that he would try to
borrow ttye money and pay his fine
PROVIDED XO HOME, SHE! SATS
Mrs. Luln May Thick Asks for Divorce
in Circuit Court.
Alleging general indignities, Lula
May Chick appeared in the Circuit
Court here yesterday asking for a di
vorce from her husband, George M.
Chick. In her petition Mrs. Chick al
leges that her husband had failed to
provide a home for Jier and the chil
dren and that he had devoted his at
tention to 'other women.
Mr. and Mrs. Chick were married in
Waverly, 111., February 10, 1903. They
have two children. They separated
last June in Kansas City. Since that
time Mrs. Chick has been living in Co
lumbia. Judge Harris withheld his
decision in the case.
TO SPEAK AT MJRSES' MEETIX&
Dr. Miller and Walter Cross Anion?
Lecturers in Kansas City.
Dr. Walter McNab Miller and Wal
ter Cross are among the speakers at
the annual meeting of the Missouri
State Nurses' Association which is
held this week in Kansas City. Doc
tor Miller is secretary of the associa
tion and Mr. Cross is secretary of , the
State Board of Charities and Correc
tion. Others to speak are Dr. Frank
Fuson, president of the State Board. of
Health; Miss Charlotte Forrester,
state inspector of almshouses and
jails, and Miss Anna Rece of Louis
A reception will be given the Red
Cross nurses at the General Hospital
tonight and a motor car ride Wednes
day afternoon. A banquet Thursday
night will close the meeting.
POLITICS AT THE HISTORY CLUB
But Discussions Last Xight Were Xon-
There was a new kind of political
meeting held in Columbia last night
It included a discussion of the history
of American political parUes from a
non-partisan viewpoint by members
of the History Club of the University,
which met at the home of Prof. N. M.
Trenholm. The early Federal and Re
publican parties as well as the pres
ent Democratic and Republican par
ties were considered.
Mr. T. C. VanCleve discussed the
present Republican party, Mr. C. H.
McCIure, the Democratic party, Mr.R.
C. Journey, the early Republican
party and Mr. G. W. Rutherford, the
BETTEK SERVICE TO FULTOX
Chicago and Alton and "Katy" Make
The Chicago and Alton road has
changed the time of the morning
train from North Jefferson to Fulton
to make connection with the Missouri
Kansas and Texas train which leaves
Columbia at 7:55 a. m., reaching
North Jefferson at 9:30 o'clock. The
Alton train reaches Fulton at 10:50
o'clock in the morning. This change
went into effect today.
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AT NEBRASKA GAME
Athletic Committee Invites
All former Tigers to In
WILL GIVE DIPLOMAS
Sixty - Five.Men Attended
Similiar Smoker Held
The Athletic Committee is sending
out invitations to all "M" men whose
addresses they are able to learn, for
the "M" men's reunion here at the
Missouri-Nebraska game November 2.
On account of the fact that some of
the men did not graduate, many names
and addresses are lacking.
However, all "M" men are asked to
come whether they receive invitations
"M diplomas" will be given to the
men at the banquet the night before
the Nebraska game. This was decid
ed upon at a recent meeting of the
Athletic Committee. The certificate
will be on parchment and can be
framed. It will not wear out as does
the "M" sweater.
Prof. C. L. Brewer said that the
banquet would be a very informal af
fair. The men will simply assemble
for a smoker and a general good time.
Last year sixty-five were present at
the banquet the night before the
TO SHIP TWO CARS OF APPLES
E. T. Palmer Delivers Fruit Grown
on Farm 'ear Columbia.
Twenty-eight wagon loads of ap
ples will be shipped from Columbia
tomorrow. Fourteen loads of them
came in this morning. E. T. Palmer,
who owns the Kurtz farm eight miles
north of town, is loading the fruit at
the Wabash Station. There will be
two car loads. Mr. Palmer has sold
them to J". M. Green, who Is shipping
them to Northern Iowa. There 'are
seven of the Palmer brothers engaged
in hauling the apples to town. They
are being assisted by half a dozen
The Kurtz farm has a twelve-acre
apple orchard. This single shipment
will contain about 700 bushels of ap
ples. About 30 per cent of them, are
of the Ben Davis variety. Seven va
rieties are included in the lot Jona
than, Arkansas black and pippin com
pose most of these varieties.
ODD FELLOWS TO COXVEXTIOX
Columbia Members to Go to Centralia
Tonight for Annual Meeting.
About one hundred Odd Fellows
from Columbia will attend the annual
convention of the Boone County Odd
Fellows to be held in Centralia to
night , Besides the regular business
there will be an initiation of mem
bers into the Grand Lodge of the
state. J. W. Wilkinson of St Louis,
grand secretary, will address the
A special train will be run on the
Wabash tonight to accommodate the
Columbia Odd Fellows. The train ar
riving in Columbia at 10:35 o'clock
will be sent back to Centralia and
will return about midnight.
COMES TO AUDIT ACCOUXTS
Government Inspector Examines Re
cords of Experiment Station.
Dr. E. W. Allen, a special auditor
of the United States Department of
Agriculture, is today examining and
auditing the accounts and vouchers of
the Missouri Agricultural Experiment
Station for the fiscal year which end
ed June 30, 1912. The United States
department of agriculture has a force
of auditors who visit all stations that
receive special funds from the gov
Court Decides Bowne Incajtable.
Frank L. Bowne of Centralia was
adjudged of unsound mind and incap
able of managing his own affairs, this
morning by the probate court. A
guardian probably will be appointed
for him this week. Bowne has been
In an asylum twice. He is 52 years
Xine Prizes at K. C. Show for M. U.
Nine prizes were awarded to the
University of Missouri at the Ameri
can Royal Live Stock Show in Kansas
City last week. Four of them were
first three second and two third
prizes! Several awards also were
received at the State Fair at Sedalia.
MR WATTS' BODT TO ST. LOUIS
Arrangements for Funeral There
Have Not Been Made.
The body of Sylvester Watts, owner
of the Columbia gas plant and other
plants over the country, who was
found dead In his room at the Athens
Hotel yesterday morning, was taken
to St. Louis this morning.- At the
time of leaving here the arrapgements
for the funeral had not been made.
The body will be taken to Ihe home
of Mr. Watts' daughter, Mrs. A. R.
Smyth, in St Louis.
The Columbia Gas Company prob
ably will continue under the manage
ment of W H. Watts, nephew of Syl
vester Watts and A. R. Smyth, "his
son-in-law. Mr. Smyth, ItvIs thought
will continue as secretary of the firm
and live in St Louis. Mr. Watts will
live in Columbia and fill the office
of active manager of the firm. So far
as is known at present, there will be
no change In the routine business of
TO WOODS FOR FALL HARVEST
University Students and Children Oat
After Paw-Paws and Walnits.
The paw-paw and walnut season is
here. Hundreds of hunters and gath
erers have made expeditions, in
search of autumn products. The chil
dren for the last few days have been
gathering walnuts and bringing them
In by sackfulls. Every day some lit
tle fellow staggers across Stewart's
Bridge or the golf links stile loaded
down with his bag of walnuts which
he expects to eat before the fireplace
when the snow comes.
But paw-paws have a popular ap
peal to the University students and
the older people. Although the chil
dren like, the autumnal fruit the older
persons seek it too.
Many of he walnuts are gathered
from the grounds beyond the Univer
sity golf links, where there are many
BEGIX FOOTBALL AT C. H. S.-
First Practice of Season Yesterday
and a Game Today.
The Columbia High School football
team defeated a team of scrub fresh
men 18 to 0 yesterday afternoon in
av-thhrty-flve "minutes practice'' game.
ThiB was the first real work the high
school boys have done and Coach
Walter Lindsey thinks they show
good possibilities. But they have
been out only ten days and the posi
tions of all but the back field are un
certain. The 'backs yesterday were: Scur
lock, right half; Evans, full; Miller,
left half. and"Klstler arid' Schooler
alternating at quarter. Evans is a
pretty sure punter and Miller will
probably kick the goals for the team.
He has been drop-kicking 40 yards In
practice and this is his first year at
Tomorrow a game will be played
with the I. X. L. Club, a town team.
STOCK JUDGES MEETIXG DAILY
Team to Represent M. U. at Chicago
to Be Chosen November SO.
The class in advanced live stock
Judging in the College of Agriculture
will meet daily from now unUl No
vember 20. Then a team Of five nfen
and two alternates will be picked to
represent the University of Missouri
in the Judging contests at the Inter
national Live Stock Show held in
Chicago the last of November.
The men picked for the 'team, ac
companied by Professor E. A. Trow
bridge, their coach, will depart a few
days before the show begins so they
can visit several prominent stock
NEW YORK GIAXTS WIX
Final Score in World Championship
Series Today Was 11-4.
The New York Giants won from
Boston in the world championship
baseball series today. The score was
11-4. Woods started the game for
the Red Sox but Hall took his place
in the first inning after New York
had made 6 runs. Cady caught for
The New York battery was Tesreau
and Myers, each teams has won
three games in the scores. ' One was
MISS WILL STEWART TO WED
Bridegroom Is Walter L.1 Bnrgber,
Who Lives in Dallas, Tex.
Miss Will Mary Stewart, formerly
of Columbia, now of Dallas. Tex., will
marry Walter Lenoir Burgher, at
Dallas, October 23. Miss Stewart's
mother. Mrs. Mary Rutherford Stew
art, was secretary of Christian Col
lege while in Columbia. They went
to Dallas In June, 1911, to live. Mr.
Burgher lives In Dallas.
BEST YEAR YET
M, U. SHOW CATTLE
Each Animal in Herd Won
Prizes at State Fair and
i '- v Kansas jCity. wm
DISPUTER A WINNER
To Arthur Rhys is Given
Credit for Fine Condition
of This Animal.
With only eight steers to show this
year, the College of Agriculture of
the University, won more money on
each steer than in any other year at
the Missouri State Fair and the
American Royal Live Stock show in
Kansas City, the department of ani
mal husbandry won the grand cham
pionship prize, two championship,
eleven first prizes, five second and
two third. Each of the eight steers
shown received prizes.
Disputer, the yearling steer, won
the grand championship prize at Se
dalia. It was fed, bred and exhibited
by the department of animal husban
dry. According to Prof. E. A. Trow
bridge, the person deserving the most
credit for the excellent condition or
Disputer is Arthur Rhys. Mr. Rhys
has fed and taken care of this steer
since it was born. Although the
steer was fat and in excellent condi
tion last fall, its weight and looks
had not depreciated at the same time
Disputer was also the champion
steer under twelve months at the In
ternational Live Stock Show In Chi
cago last December. Dlsp'uter's half
brother, Deserter, won the first prize
in 1909 at the International Live
Stock Show for the best steer under
twelve months. Here are the prizes
At the Missouri State Fair: Dispu
ter won the grand championship over
steers of all ages . and herds. The
Champion grade or cross bred steer
was Disputer. Director won the first
prize for the best Aberdeen Angus
steer under 2 years old. The first
prize Aberdeen Angus yearling steer
was given to Prince of Viewpoint rV.
First prize for Aberdeen Angus steer
senior calf was won by Double Pride.
First prize Aberdeen Angus steer
Junior calf. Queen's Counciler; first
prize for the best grade Hereford
steer senior yearling, Disputer; first
prize grade Hereford steer Junior
calf, Molly Make Believe; first prize
Aberdeen Angus steer (group of
three); second prize Hereford steer
Junior yearling. Onwards Last; sec
ond prize Hereford steer Junior calf,
At the American Royal: first prize
for the best Aberdeen Angus steer
calf was given to Double Pride. First
prize Hereford steer junnior year
ling. Onwards Last; first prize grade
Hereford steer senior yearling, Dis
puter; first prize Aberdeen Angus
steer (group of three); second prize
Aberdeen Angus steer 2 years old.
Director; second prize Aberdeen An
gus steer 1 year old, Prince of View
point IV; second prize Aberdeen An
gus steer calf, Queen's Counciler;
third prize Hereford steer Junior calf,
Dislodger: third prize grade Hereford
steer Junior calf, Molly Make Believe.
DOCKERY WILL SPEAK HERE
Democrats Announce a List of Cam
Within the next two weeks the
Democratic party will bring several
speakers here. C. M. Hay of Fulton
wlli speak at the courthouse next Fri
day night. John Gordon, state audi
tor, and W. W. Roper will speak at
the airdome Saturday night October
19. The lecture bureau of the party
has written the party leaders here
that Former Governor A. M. Dockery
will speak here Friday night, October
25 in the courthouse. ,
CITY TAX LIST COMPLETE
Xew System In City Collector's Office
to Make Work Qalcker.
City Collector Bouchelle has Just
completed his 1912 tax list and all
taxes for the year may be paid now.
A new Index system has been adopted
in the office which facilitates the find
ing of the receipts of the property
owner taxpayers. Formerly the per
sonal tax receipts and the property
tax receipts were all together. Now
they are indexed separately. Much
time will be saved by the new ar
rangement, Mr. Bouchelle saya.
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