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UHITEB8ITT MISSODSUS MONDAY, NOTEMBEK 25, JM2.
man when she put on his fingers and
said: 'See, here are ten.' And forth
with man adopted ten as his basis,
because he had ten fingers and nat
BETTER THAN EVER
O. F. Field Is Optimistic
After Looking Over
GOOD APPLES GO
INTO CO STORAGE
Lots of Them Grow Here
MUCH PROPERTY IS
LOST BHTUDf NTS
But It Is Mostly Pins, Gloves
and Notebooks Belong
ing to the Women.
YMf 9n1t nfwr9 J -
Chicago Mas Sajs 8 Is the Rational
Basis, Not 10.
Henry Wagner of Chicago has com
to town with a most unique proposi
tion which, he says, he will make
every effort to have adopted by the
government, through the bureau of
weights and standards.
"The decimal system is wrong," he
says. "The rational, natural system
is eight. Nature played a joke on
urally started to count with them as
his first counters.
"Nature played a Joke, I say," con
tinued Mr. Wagner, "for she did not
really give a man ten fingers, but
eight, thereby pointing out to him, if
But They Are Shipped
Out or Stored.
he would but see, the rational sys
tem. Eight is the natural basic num
ber which I shall try to have intro
duced. MAY TAKE LONG TRIP ISO WE GET BEN DAVIS
A NEED OF POCKETS
Your picture in
! E ANOTHER COUNTING STSTEM
Tomorrow 7 uesday.
We place, before our patrons our -
Annual Sale of Traveling Sales
man's Sample Linens.
This event will be remembered by many since it recalis
wonderful values had in Sampe tLitens ot all kinds, includ-
Napkins (single 'or by doz.)
Crashes for fancy work,
Bed Spreads, t
This is your' opportunity to J secure many desirable,
articles for Christmas.'1 In an endless variety of prices
much :under the JVholesale Cost. We have even a greater1
assortment 'than last year.' l Remember tomorrow morning,
8 aT.m. ,'-- ,(ic 1 "A ' . u r r
StMWN-HOLtAND DRY GOODS CU;
Series With Washington,
Kansas and Kansas Aggies
May Be Arranged.
"A better variety of material to se
lect from than we have had, hereto
fore, gives a bright outlook for a good
basketball team this year," is how O.
F. Field views the present basketball
The first work-out was held last
Monday night. About twenty men
were out, including George Edwards,
captain, Taafe, Bernet, Groves and
Craig of last -year's varsity squad. Of
last year's freshman team, Shepard,
Stern, Palfreyman, Brodie, Hyde and
Larue are expected to show well.
I Shepard will not report for practice
until after the football season is over.
Assistant Coach Hackney will call
out the freshmen immediately after
the Kansas game. Shielman, Cleek.
Cornell, Woody, Wear and Davis have
shown up well in practice thus far.
The men trying out for the Varsity
will practice three or four, nights this,
week, and after next week practice-
will be held every day until the
Christmas holidays. Tall, lanky men
are needed. Mr. Field wants every
available man, whether experienced
or not, to report for a try-out
The coaches and managers of the
teams in the Missouri Valley Confer
ence will meet in -Kansas City' In De-
'cemberrto arrange a i schedule; for thej
coming season. Smaller colleges in.
the state will be played up,tH the reg
ular season opens!' ! i-r,'lv-J
-Mr.. Field. says .iJ.lsrpo8sIWe thai
a long trip will be taken by the tearau
Mo v ir .t:-irj2r: ,-.
And Better Fruit Is Held
Back Until Poor Ben
year, to- play Was
sas,and.the Kansas Aggtep.fr .-Kansa
thas the entire varsity squad 'back an
will put out a strong team, he be
TO CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS
; ;.$$ tieljevb if you are looking fon holiday gifts;' iti'isl,..
sTdfe can supply your wants best, with the newest and most desirable '
goods the kind that are a pleasure to give and a pleasure to rccu$.
',";' ''dur buyerf have visited" , England, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland
and other countries to secure for vou the newest and 3 best from each countrV
There is only one of a kind of many of these imported novelties and -when once
sold they cannot'be duplicated again this year. Complete assortments of domestic
as well as imported novelties are shown in Jewelry, Silverware, Stationery, Toilet
Goods Leather Goods and Books.
An early choice means a better selection and if desired we will 'hold goods
purchased to be delivered at a future date. With shopping here, whether it be through the mail or in
person, goes our broad guarantee of satisfaction. ,v 1
If after getting your purchase home, you find you have made an error in selection, return the mer
chandise at once in saleable condition along with duplicate sales check and get your money again. Could
anything be fairer?
Make this your Christmas store. Mail orders will be carefully filled and instructions executed to
the letter. Return the merchandise at our expense if not satisfactory as per our guarantee.
Kansas City, Mo.
People are not without apples ex
cept in an apple country. Tracing
the life and travels of poor Ben Davis
that we have to eat in Columbia, for
Columbia is in an apple country, we
find that t probably grew In a re
spectable orchard. Because it was
a scrub it was separated from the
We get It in this way: The orchard
men sell their scrubs for about 15
cents a bushel to men with wagons.
We buy then directly from the wagon
man or from our grocer. Out of a
single orchard near here these culls
are being hauled at the rate of thirty
wagon loads a day.
' And these men bring us apples
from another source, too the or
chard owned by the small farmer.
He is a man who shakes his head at
new ways of running 'an orchard.
Spraying is to him a waste of energy
and bug poison. He does not culti
vate his orchard laad. He never ma
nures it. Grafting he considers im
practical, a good thing for schools of
hoticulture to practice. So bis ap
ples are wormy, small 'arid of a poor
variety. They are not fit to put in
barrels so he takes them into town
j The -apples "that we'-dont get tflfe
good ones are' either shipptedor kept
in cold storage" Tffr future sales.
Those that are shipped go to the
large cities' a'lid to other B'tat'etf.- -Minnesota,
North Dakota and northern
rtrWa take a large number of them.
Good apples bring1 iT gobd'-price.
Fancy apples carefully packed and
stored are' worth from $3.50 to $4 a
barrel; and Columbia has lots of
them. One man here has sold his
entire crop kto a St. Louis commission
merchant. Another has l.fiOO barrels
here in cold storage.
Many Articles Returned to
Owners by Custodian of
It is natural to suppose that the
3000 students in the University lose
and misplace many things. Most of
the missing articles belong to the
women students a silent appeal for
the return of a style which was com
mon years ago when most dresses, at
least those intended for general wear,
were provided with pockets, the size
of which was limited only by the
amount of material on hand.
All sorts of things are lost here,
including jewelry which ranges from
watches to handy pins, besides other
things. such as gloves, note-books,
text books, purses and fountain pens.
The owner of a lost article usually
advertises on the bulletin board in the
corridor of the woman's parlors. She
sometimes asks that it be taken to
her address or that she be notified by
telephone. In other cases she re
quests that it be left with the custo
dian of the parlors who conducts a
sort of lost and found bureau. Re
wards are offered sometimes. No
tices that arUcles have been found are
also posted on the bulletin. o;More
things are lost than are found, so to
even up matters, unclaimed articles
of small value. '.such a? handy. pins.
are given to girls who lose , pins othat
Bre'iney,er fqpnd. -' u .- mn
The advertisements vary from neat
ly typed cards to pieces of note-book
paper, on which there is writing -with
flourishes and forcible. -underscoring.
Fancy Lettering .in .the headline is
common.,- , -. y ,?, .
3Iost articles are asked for soan
after .they are lost, but a coat and a
fur cape lost last year are still i.un-claimed.
big Missouri crowd i
the bleachers in Lai
rence may be found i
a post card here.
Ours is a trade that Service mtk
lust Off the Campus on Ninth.
GLOOM AT COLLEGE OVER GAME
WED., NOV. 27th.
THE "GREATEST LOVE
Brief Local News
P. H. Parker of Mexico was hereon
business today. 4
C. P. Hugley went
to Moberly on
0aly,v0ne of, Stephens Students Was
for Kansas Saturday.
. Missouri sentiment ran high at
Stephens College Saturday afternoon.
In and about the president's office, ex
cited girls awaited the returns from
the game at Lawrence as they were
phoned in at the end of each quarter.
There is; only one Jayhawker fat. the
student' j hodf- albeit ,an extremely
loyal one. When the final fateful
score came .in, despair setUed down
upon Jhe Missouri, rooters. Only, the
lone Jayhawker could rejoice over the
outcome. 1 - -t
Several guests were entertained at
geon today to visit her rion, Roy An ' Stepbene.College Saturday and Sunday.
Person. " 1 Mrs. W., H. Williams- pf Pittsburg,
Kan., spent Sunday with her sister-
G-. L. Forbis departed this morning in-law Miss Ethel Williams. Misses
'or Monroe County on a business trip. Bernice Wettetein and Lillian Hadley
.t Christian College were guests of
Mrs. Frank Pape df St. Louis, who j Misses Mildred Melvin and Jeanette
has been visiting' Mrs. Abner Martin Morris, Sunday. Miss Nelle Hudson
T. H. Murray made a
fo Mexico today.
'Mrs. E. C 'Anderson i-went1 to-Stur-
of Ashland, returned home today.
Mrs. Nora Haredster departed this
morning for Moberly on business.
E. E. Alexander went to Brunswick
today on a business trip.
T. D. White of Norborn, Mo., who
has been visiting here since Friday,
departed this morning for h'ls home.
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Miss 'Mary Margaret McBride who
haa been visiting for the last few days
at Christian College, departed this
morning for Fulton. She is a student
in William Woods College there.
Mrs. S. P. Emmons of Mexico, who
spent Sunday with her sister. Mrs. A
C. Bush, departed this morning for
T. G. Allen of Centralia, who isited
over Sunday with his brother, W.-B.
Allen, went to Stephens Station to
visit there for a few days.
Mrs. J. E. Ballenger and her daugh
ters. Ruth Ballenger. and Mrs. R. S.
Steinson, departed this morning for
Palmyra. Mo., to visit Mrs. R. I. Whit
aker, another daughters of Mrs. Ballenger.
Miss Ida Van Horn of St. Louis, who
has been isiting Miss Beulah Fickle
at Stephens College, departed this
morning for her home.
entertained Mrs. George Venable Sat
The students and the faculty of
Stephens College have heard with re
gret of the death of Virgil Conklintr
of Kansas City, who is the father of
Miss Frances Conkling. president of
the Stephens College Y. W. C. A.
Miss Nelle Hudson of the faculty
led the meeting of the B. Y. P. U. Sun
day. Her subject was "The Work of
the Judsons in Burma."
The interest in athletics at Steph
ens College now centers around the
basketball game with Howard-Payne
College next Saturday.
The alumnae of Stephens College
entertained for the faculty this after
noon from 4 to G o'clock. About five
hundred imitations were Issued.
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Seats ob Sale Tuesday, ot.
Father of Former Student Die.
Vireil Conkltnr. father of Roscoe
Conkling, a student at the Unhersity
last year, died Saturday night at his
home in Kansas City. Mr. Conkline:
nad been confined to his bed five
weeks, suffering from hardening o'
the arteries. He became unconsciour
Mr Conklln" was prosecuting at
torney of Jackson County. He was
born on a farm in Livingston Countv
Mo, .Tanuarv 16, 18B5. He had IUed
in Kansas City since 1Q05.
Don't Fail to see these
clever 'musical entertainers.
Misses Helen Mitchell and Frances
Gray spent Sunday with friends near
The Rev. J. F. Watkins, pastor of
the Holiness Church here, returned to
his home In College Mound, Mo., this
morning. j. ms t. . ,
Phone 61. Cab and Transfer Co. (ad
J. T. Henderson. 11 Years Old. l)d.
Joseph Y. Henderson, the 11-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Hender
son, died at the family home on North
Third street, yesterday. He had been
III four vears. The funeral arrange
ments have not been completed.
Recital at Stephens Tonight.'
A dramatic recital will be given at
Stephens College toMgn't-Dy Helen
Crawford, assisted by Mary Elizabeth
HIbbard, violinist The program will
begin at 8:15 o'clock.
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Nov. 29 and 30th
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