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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1912
WON THEIR HEARTS
Smiling and Bowing She
Favored Her Audience
with Many Encores.
A VARIED PROGRAM
Some of the Numbers in En
glish and Others in Ger
man and Italian.
It was a most un-prima-donna-llke
prima donna who smiled her way
through an hour and a half of mel
ody last night "Temperament" was
totally lacking; the great soprano
smiled and bowed her appreciation of
the applause, and graciously gave
several encores. One encore itself
drew an encore.
At the close of the last number not
a person in the audience made a
move to leave. Instead the listeners
sat and clapped until they had heard
Mme. Gadski sTng, not once, but
About half the seats on the lower
floor were taken when the program
began. The gallery was 'fairly well
filled, however. But If the crowd was
small, it was appreciative enough.
, The program was varied. Selec
tions from Aida, Lohengrin and Tann
hauser were given, but as an encore
the singer went to the other extreme
and gave a children's song by re
quest. This was followed in turn by
an Irish courting song.
Two piano solos were given by
Mme. Gadski's accompanist, Edwin
Schneider. Mr. Schneider shared
In the applause after a song "Un
mindful of the Roses", which he had
composed. This song had to be re
peated as an encore.
The singing was done partly in
English and partly In German, with
one number in Italian. Besides the
grand opera scenes, a number of
other selections were given.
WAS LIBERAL WITH ENCORES
Professor Ganntlett Pays Tribute to
Mme. Gadski's Singing.
The following appreciation of Mme.
Gadski's concert Is by Prof. Basil
Gauntlett of Stephens College:
Last night's Phi Mu Alpha con
cert at the University Auditorium
proved to be a treat of exceptional at
tractiveness. A representative and
discriminating audience attracted by
the magic name Of Madame Gadski
assembled to enjoy this great artist's
splendid singing. Madame Gadski,
who is a resident of Berlin, Germany,
Is one of the most popular of the
prima donnas at the Metropolitan
Opera, New York. Madame Gadski's
reputation, however, is world-wide
and it is distinctly gratifying to be
able to hear such an artist in our
community. No small thanks are due
to j the Phi Mu Alpha fraternity for
their untiring efforts in this direc
tion. The program last night showed the
concert gher to be an artist of elec
tric tastes with a large endowment of
dramatic insight. The great "lieder"
writers were represented by Schubert
Brahms, Wolf and Robert Franz.
Schubert's delightful gem, "The
Trout" was interpreted with much
daintiness and the three persons in
the same composer's "Erlkonlg" were
most vividly portrayed.
n a group of songs in English, Ma
dame Gadski certainly reached the
hearts of her audience. Schneider's
"Unmindful of the Roses" and Speaks'
To You" were repeated in response
to the demands of the delighted list-
"-. Two admirable presentations
f excerpts from Wagner's "Lohen
grin" and "Tannhauser" brought the
"cheduled program to a close but
Mxlame Gadski generously added as
encore Brunnhilde's very lively "call"
from the "Walkure."
No less than eight extra numbers or
"Petitions were given by Madame
Gadki during the evening, this fact
king proof of the appreciation of
"" audience. Edwin Schneider, an
Oclent accompanist, gave two inter
"ting piano solos whicli were favor
My received and encored.
Will Speak on Rural Schools.
8. H. Emberson, professor of rural
Vacation in the College of Agricul-
" will conduct a round-table dls-
"lon of rural school problems and
"er an address on "The Rural
ol of the Future" at a meeting of
Jj Morgan County Teachers' Assocla-
at Versailles, Mo. He left Col-
NOT SO COLD TONIGHT
Temperature Was Only 9 Above Zero
at 7 O'clock This Morning.
The United States Weather Bureau
forecast is: "Fair and not so cold to
night Temperature about 15 or 20.
Friday fair and warmer with temper
ature above freezing." The tempera
tures for today:
7 a. m.
8 a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m 16
12 (noon) 19
' 1 p. m 22
2 p. m 25
C. H. S. WILL GIYE PLAT
"The Strange Adventures of Miss
Brown" to Be Presented by Seniors.
Miss Pauline Jones and George King
will take the principal parts in "The
Strange Adventures of Miss Brown,"
which will be played by seniors of
the Columbia High School this win
ter. Other members of the class who
will be in the play are Mary Batter
ton, Amy Schrock, J T. Stampfll, Dor
othy Wise, Flossie Tickle, Glen Spur
ling, Rachel Taylor, Mildred Spauld
ing, Mary Jones and Wayland Ford.
Miss Helen Grove of the expression
department of Christian College, Is
directing the rehearsals.
VOTE CLUB ANYWAY
Practical Joke Doesn't Deter
Advocates of Woman
Suffrage at.lM. U.
Two men students of the University
were responsible for a woman's suf
frage meeting yesterday afternoon In
Academic Hall. Notices were printed
announcing such a meeting and about
thirty University girls gathered. Upon
finding that none of the girls had
called the meeting, another meeting
was set for 5 o'clock Friday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Walter McNab
As a result of a talk to the women
of his class in social pathology by
Prof. Maurice Parmelee, in regard to
their not taking enough interest In
women's movements, Chester Mc
Pheters and Knox Alexander decided
they would have some fun by calling
a meeting yesterday afternoon. Large
posters were printed announcing
there would be an "equal ballot for
women" meeting at 4 o'clock in Room
44 of Academic Hall. Well, the meet
ing was a success from the stand
point of the girls for although the
meeting first started without a head,
they soon appointed a chairman and
arranged for another meeting.
Miss Sophia Hirsch presided. After
a brief discussion, it was decided to
accept the Invitation of Mrs. Walter
McNab Miller to meet at her home
Friday to elect officers.
It was the opinion 'of those present
that in view of the fact that no one
connected with the city or state or
ganizations had called the meeting.lt
would be best to postpone definite ar
rangements until the meeting already
announced could be held.
NEW FEAT IN ADVERTISING
Today the University Missourlan Car
ries One Ad of Eight Pages.
In today's issue of the University
Missourlan appears an advertisement
of the Victor Barth Clothing Com
pany that probably is the largest
single advertisement ever inserted in
a Missouri newspaper by one store.
This advertisement, well typifies the
new Columbia and shows the remark
able history of one store that has been
in business in this city in the same
location forty-five years.
Practically every line of merchan
dise handled by the Barth store is
presented in this eight-page adver
This advertising section was pre
pared and a great deal of the copy
written by members of the classes in
advertising of the School of Journal
ism. GIYE A CANTATA FOR D. A. R.
Entertainment Given In the University
"The Crusaders", a cantata, by N.
W. Gade, was given in the University
Auditorium Wednesday night, under
the auspices of the D. A. R., to cele
brate their founder's day.
LAUNDRY SPILLED IS STREET
Horse Rhbs Several Blocks o Hitt
and Is Caaght Near Grauuulaas.
Clean laundry" was scattered along
Hitf street yesterday afternoon when
a horse hitched to a laundry wagon
ran away. After running down Hitt
street for five or elv block's, he turned
into an alley near the gymnasium.
The horse was caught soon afterward.
DANCERS NOW MUST
WATCH THE CLOCK
University Girls to See That
the Time Limit Is
RULES ARE REVISED
Strolling May Now Be Con
tinued Until 10:30 O'clock
The question as to formal and in
formal dances was one of the chief
topics of discussion at a mass meet
ing of x University women which was
called this morning at the Assembly
hour, to consider matters of interest
an dto vote on the rules presented by
the Women's Council. Some of these
rules are the same as last-year, some
are entirely new, and some are old
rules with new features. All were
adopted by the meeting. No mention
was made of the new style dancing.
One rule reads: "All informal
dances must close at midnight. Girls
shall attend no informal dances ex
cept on Friday or Saturday evenings,
or the evening before a holiday."
lornial dances, they must close at 1:30
o'clock and girls are not to attend
them, unless they have been recog
nized by the adviser of women. The
girls seemed to think that the first
rule, as to closing at 12 o'clock, had
not, and would not be kept; thai
dancing might be stopped then, bm
refreshments served alter, or the peo
ble remain to talk. It was finally de
cided that if the women left promptly
people would boon begin to realize
that they were in earnest, and would
make arrangements accordingly.
Anotner rule adopted was tuat girls
leaving the house to be gone later
man' 10:30 o'qlock must report to the
head of the house. The time was for-
merly 9:30 o'clock. The rule for men
same as last year.
nule three reads: "House doors
must be locked at 10:30 o'clock.
Those intending to be out after that
time must obtain a key from the head
of the house." Strolling may now
continue until 10:30 o'clock in fre
quented places; but there shall be no
picnics of men and women (which in
cludes a picnic for two) unless prop
erly chaperoned. The number of
dates is the same as last year, four,
including calling dates.
The Woman's Council has been
given power to receive reports of per
sons found cheating and to pass on
them. For a first offense the girl is
to be talked to; at the second, re
ported to her professor; at the third,
sent home. Every case reported must
be verified by at least two members of
the council. This includes cribbing.
lending of books and passing down
of papers from one year to the next,
as well as cheating in examinations.
A resolution was adopted by the
meeting expressing the feeling of the
women in this matter. The girls
practically pledged themselves to
The question of allowing stags at
the assembly dances was brought up,
but there was not time enough to dis
cuss it. Another meeting is to be
called before Christmas.
NEGROES TRY FOR PRIZE
Mock Trial Used at Church to Aid
The negro Baptist Church was
transformed into a courtroom Wed
nesday night with J. H. Renfrew as
judge. Philip Ladley, playwright, was
tried for the murder of Jennie Brice,
his actress wife. It was a mock trial
and Ladley was acquitted. David
Samuels played the part of Ladley.
Dr. W. H. Lawrie was attorney for
the 'defense. Theodore Martin was
the prosecuting attorney.
Including the Jurors, clerks, wit
nesses and the government detective
thiry-one persons took part in the
trial. The defense proved that Jennie
Brice was alive after Ladley was sup
posed to have murdered her, and that
the headless body found in the water
was no more likely to be Jennie Brice
than any other woman who had dis
appeared. The mock trial was held In an at
tempt to win one of the prizes of
fered by a magazine for the best so
lution of 'the mystery of the disap
pearance of Jennie Brice.
T. C Wilson at Springfield.
T. C. Wilson, secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture Is in Springfield
at State Poultry Board meeting.
CURFEW AND POLICE
IS COLUMBIA'S NEED
Business Men Hear of City's
Shortcomings at Lunch
TALKS BY WOMEN
Plea for Protection of Girls
Is Made by Mrs. C.W.
Columbia needs a clean-up morally
as well as otherwise, was the senti
ment expressed by Mrs. C. W. Greene
in a talk at the luncheon of the Com
mercial Club today. She said that
some of the enterprises that have
brought good to the city have also
brought much bad. She thinks that
there is need of reviving the curfew
"Too many girls are tempted to do
wrong in Columbia," she said. "Girls
under 15 years of age have no busi
ness on the streets after 9 o'clock.
The curfew should be sounded at that
hour and the police see that the
streets are cleared of the young per
sons." Likewise Mrs. Greene declared that
Columbia needs a better police de
partment. She says there are too
many policemen sleeping on their
An extensive educational campaign
Is to be carried on by the Woman's
Civic League according to Mrs. W.
W. Charters, In her talk to the club.
This campaign is to be specially along
health lines. The prevention of con
tagious diseases and the tracing of
these diseases to their source is the
main part of the health plans. Mrs.
Charters said that the persons most
in the need of such education were
Ule "aruel l reacu- oue Ba,u
present the spread of contagious dis
ease by cleaning up their cellars and
Mrs. J. F. Murry talked to the club
about the plans for next Wednesday,
L E. Sidney, Stephens told the club of
the efforts the Woman's Civic League
had been making to have the City
Council clean up the streets. But, he
said, the council can do nothing with
out money. He said that no funds
were provided for suoh work by the
general revenue, except to keep np
Broadway. The city has invested
$600,000 in paved streets but has
raised no money to take care of these
streets, according to Mr. Stephens.
SELL APPLES IN MIDDLE WEST
Horticultural Secretary Says
sourians Can Extend Market
"The Missouri farmer can market
a bushel of apples in the Middle West
from 50 to 75 cents cheaper than the
Western grower and make money,"
said Ashleigh P. Boles, secretary of
the State Board of Horticulture, yes
terday. Mr. Boles is well acquainted
with the apple market, having had
considerable experience in buying and
"Western growers labor under
heavy freight rates, greater expenses
for labor, and taxes on more costly
last" he said. For example, the cost
is 30 cents more a bushel for freight
and from 25 to 50 cents more for
packing, hauling and marketing."
PARAFFINING MACHINE HEBE
Apparatas Installed at Dairy Building
for Cheese Prodactloa Class.
A paraffining machine has recently
been installed in the Dairy Building
of the University of Missouri. It is
used by the cheese production class
to coat cheese with parafllne, which
protects it from bacteria and prevents
the evaporation of moisture.
This machine consists of a vat
about 3 feet square which is connect
ed with the steam pipes. The vat
holds about two gallons of parafllne.
The cheese is coated by dipping It
into the melted parafllne.
ANOTHER HOME DESTROYED
Hoase ea North Garth ATenae Burned
-" Last Night
The home of Paul Honrgen, at the
corner of North Garth avenue and
Second avenue burned last night The
family were away for the night and
before the, alarm was turned In the
fire had spread. The loss was about
$1500. It was only partly covered by
M. U. PBIZE CATTLE SOLD
X. H. Gentry, Sedalia, Bays Grand
Master; Others Sold at Chicago.
A $1,000 shorthorn bull. Grand
Master, a senior yearling and a son
of Ringmaster, was unloaded at the
Wabash station here yesterday morn-
ing, with part of the University show
cattle sent to the- International Stock
Show at Chicago The bull was pur
chased at this show by N. H. Gentry,
of Sedalia, who shipped it to Sedalia
Four of the University show cattle.
Prince of View Point, Disputer, Dis-
lodger and Onward's Last, were sold
at Chicago for 12 cents a pound.
Three Angus calves and an Augus
junior yearling, purchased at Chicago
for use in the show herd next year,
were brought back by Arthur Rhys,
WRITE IT TODAY, 12.12-12
But This Year Ends This Method of
This Is the last time this century
that the day, month and year is rep
resented by the same number. Today
is 12-12-12. Since this century began
there has been one day each year
when this has been true, but 1912
M, U, SHARE $8,000
Total Receipts of Football
Gan.- at Lawrence Reach
ed $18,000 Mark.
The athletic department received
$5,490 from the sale of activity tickets
this year. Only two of the 1,100 is
sued were not sold.
Missouri's share of the Kansas game
receipts was a little under $8,000. The
total receipts were $18,000. The at
tendance was 8,900.
C L. Brewer, director of athletics,
returned today from Kansas City,
where he conferred with W. O. Ham
ilton, director of athletics at Kansas'
University. Atjhe request of Me.
Hamilton, the date of the indoor
track meet at Kansas City was
changed from March 7 to March 14.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS ON
Sales In Some Trades Increasing
Express Agent Gives Advice.
The cold weather of the last few
days is helping Christmas trade.
Shopping this year has been slow and
only in the last week has it shown
any special increase.
Trade In the jewelry line has been
good, according to jewelers here.
Cameras also are -selling well this
Christmas, local .dealers say. The
general rush in Christmas shopping,
however, will not begin until next
There has been no noticeable In
crease in the malls as yet, say Col
umbia post office officials. The post
office rush seldom begins before De
cember 15. The same is true of the
Increase in express business.
"If people would only realize how
much better it is for them and for
ub, I am sure they would ship their
Christmas gifts early," said D. D.
Daily, agent for the Wells-Fargo Com
pany today. "We furnish labels
marked 'Do Not Open Until Christ
mas,' which serve to keep the surprise
until that day even though the parcel
reaches its 'destination several days
"Packages often do not reach their
destinations promptly because they
are not properly wrapped and la
belled. For the same reasons, goods
are often damaged. Persons should
use wooden boxes for glass or fragile
articles and pack in excelsior. Per
ishable shipments should be plainly
marked to indicate contents, and
money, jewelry and other valuables
should be shipped only in sealed
packages through the money depart
ment Also persons should erase
carefully any old marks on boxes or
wrapping paper and enclose a card
in each package, bearing the name
and address of the Bender and con
signee." BAPTISTS CALL DETROIT MAN
Pastorate of Colaabla Church Is Of
fered to the Bter. T. W. Yoaag.
The Rev. T. W. Young, of the North
Baptist Church of Detroit, was given
a unanimous call at the official meet
ing of the M Baptist Church here last
night He has been asked to become
pastor here January 1. It will not
be known until the end of the week
whether or not he will accept
President HIH Addresses Y. W. C. A.
President A. Ross Hill spoke at the
Y. W. C. A. meeUng this afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock.
WEDNESDAY WILL .
BE CLEAN-UP DAY
Women's Civic League and
City Council Set Time
to Cleanse Columbia.
PAPER IN STREETS
Say Merchants and Students
Are Careless in Throw
ing Away Trash.
Inasmuch as the public
health of our city is her great
est asset and since clean
streets and alleys minimize
the dangers to public health,
I, W. S. St. Clair, mayor of
Columbia, hereby declare
Wednesday, December .18,
"Sanitation Day". I earnest
ly request the people of Col
umbia to co-operate with the
street committee of the city
council in cleaning the accu
mulation of leaves, dirt and
trash from all streets, park
ings and alleys bordering on
W. S. St CLAIR,
Next Wednesday Columbia "will have
its first fall clean-up day. Yesterday
a committee from the Woman's Civic
League met with the street and alley
committee of the City Council and
plans were formulated to make Col
umbia a clean city.
The women are up in arms over the
dirty streets. Their league declares
that the merchants throw papers and
boxes in the alleys and even in the
streets. The students are about as
bad as the merchants, the women say.
The hedge along Hitt street near
Read Hall is cited by them as an ex
ample.' Here the. paper thrown away
by the students -accumulates. Like
wise many theatrical advertisements
The Civic League emphasizes the
need of cleaning the gutters along
the curbs before the snows come and
the water runs over the streets. This,
it says, is necessary for the good
health of the city. In many places
the sidewalks are completely cov
ered with trash. The league declares
that many persons rake the leaves
into the street and burn them there
in direct violation of the city ordi
The civic League says the Univer
sity authorities have promised to
clean the streets along the campus.
Likewise Judge J. A. Stewart has
agreed to clean up Westmount and
Westwood. The league thinks that
private property owners ought to get
out next Wednesday and clean the
streets in front of their property. It
believes that Mayor St Clair's proc
lamation will appeal to the civic pride
of the people and the result on clean
up day will be great.
The women say that many persons
in Columbia seem to think that there ,
is no use trying to clean the town.
But they have collected information
which shows that cities in far worse
condition than Columbia have arous
ed the civic pride of the people and
that the result has been a city beau
tiful. They declare they are going
to keep hammering away until Col
umbia becomes the pride of the state.
They have asked the City Council
that a tree warden be appointed to
look after the trimming of trees in
The Civic League has planned to
ask the teamsters in the city to vol
unteer to haul away the trash next
Wednesday. It asks all persons who
can to put the cleanings on their
gardens and flower beds. The leaves,
it says, make the best kind of mulch
to put around trees.
Elementary Papils to Entertain.
The pupils of the University Ele
mentary School will entertain their
friends Friday afternoon from 2 to
4:30 o'clock. At 2 o'clock there will
be an exhibition f the work the
pupils have done during the year. At
2:30 they will give a short program
of songs, folk dances and dramatized
songs. At the close of the program
the Christmas Shop will be opened.
A variety of novelties, all made by
the pupils as a part of their school
work, wil be on sale. The proceeds
of the sale will be used to bny plc
tudes and other decorations for the
UalTerstty Grange to Meet TeaJgat
The University Grange will meet at
7:30 o'clock tonight in the women's
parlors of Academic Hall.