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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913
"MORE BAI.V IS TIIK DECREE
FOR ELECTRIC (MIS
Council Extends Ti.Ve An
other Year for Mpcico,
Perry and Santa Fe.
iPEAL LICENSE BILL
But Collector Will Investigate
Merchants Who Do
Not Pay Tax.
Again the City Council has re
newed the franchise for the Mexico.
Ferry alu Santa Fe Electric Railroad
Company. This time it is for a year,
dating frcin January 1, 1913. At the
meeting of the council two weeks ago
a representative of the company
asked for only a six-months' extension,
but at the regular meeting last night
the members thought it best to make
the new extension for a year.
aThe franchise, as renewed, docs not
Ruv the railroad to cross Broad
way. It was originally intended to
hate the line on Cherry street, but
owing to opposition of the property
owners on that street this part of the
franchise was thrown out
Got Through In a Hurry.
The meeting of the council last
night was one of the shortest regular
sessions on record. The cold weather
kept away visitors who usually at
tend in order to bring matters before
the council. Three of the council
men were absent t
The ordinance was repealed that
requircu real estate ana loan agen
cies, and fire and cyclone Insurance
companies to pay licenses. This was
jwjiTcsult or a motion that was car
VfT at the last meeting.
I mils in llio nmnnnt of -. JR
"were ordered paid from the water and
The committee that has been ln
Tcstlgating the proposed acceptance
of land from H. G. Kohlbusch on
which to build a sidewalk was given
more time to make a report The
council ordered the clerk to refund
some money to C. B. Miller and
Frank Bihr because of over-taxation
on certain city lots.
3Iorc Lights Ordered.
Gradually Columbia is being better
lighted. The council ordered two new
lights installed. One will be at Fay
and Harnett streets and the other at
Third street and Third avenue. A
new crossing will be built on Hink
son avenue at the Intersection with
Members of the council say that
the city loses much money each year
by the failure to collect license) fees
cue from merchants. During the
Wiir many grocery stores sell
frtih meat and do not pay a butch
er's license. The city collector was
ordered to Investigate all cages where
license should be collected. If they
are not paid he will report to the
Wet Weather Is AH Tht rnlfeH
States Bureau fnn S-e Ahead.
put away your rubbers,
the weather menu for to
night and tomorrov.-, as scr.'cl un
by the United StaVs Wsatlur Bu
reau: "Rain tonight anl Thursday;
warmer tonight" Iha temperr.tuics:
" a.m 23 11 a.m 33
8 a. m 26 12 (noon) 34
9 a.m 27 1 p.m Si".
10 a.m 31 ' 2 p.m 35
COMMITTEE REPORT I
URGES NEW LIBRARY
General Assembly Asked to
Give S200,000 for the
GIVES MUSICAL FOR CLASS
SOME FOR ROLLA,TOO
Dr. R. L. Ramsay Entertains Students
Ib Literature at His Hone.
Dr. R. L. Ramsay's class la "Re
cent, and Current Literature" was en
tertained last night at his home. 25
Allen Place, with a snecial miiRirnl
program. The class has been study
ing the works of Thomas Hardy, A.
E. Housman and Rudvard Klnltn?
and selections of their poems for
wiiicn music has been written were
sung by Mrs. Ramsay and H. M. Bur
rowes.' Miss Myrtle McDougal was
accompanist The program follows:
"When Spring Comes Laughing",
"Love Comes Back to His Vacant
Dwelling" (Austin Dobson) by Mrs.
Ramsay; "Loveliest of Trees the
Cherry Xow" (Housman), .by Mrs.
Ramsay; "Into My Heart an Air That
Glides" (Housman), by Mr. Bur
rowes; "On the Idle Hill of Summer"
(Housman), by Mr. Burrowes; "When
I Was One and Twenty", "White in
the Moon the Long Road Lies"
(Housman), Mrs. Ramsay; "There
Pass the Careless People" (Hous
man), by Mr. Burrowes; "Bredon
Hill" (Housman), by Mrs. Ramsay;
"The Gypsy Trail", "The Recessional"
(Kipling), by Mr. Burrowes.
Total Appropriation of More
Than a Million Is
J. T. Mitchell Is Governor
Major's Choice for Bank
John T. Mitchell, 90C University
avenue, this city, president of the
Bank of Ccntralia, was this afternoon
appointed State Bank Commissioner
by Governor Major. Mr. Mitchell
succeeds John E. Swanger, whose
term expires February 1.
The term of the bank commissioner
Is four years and the salary $3,500
a year. The commissioner has a dep
uty and seven examiners. The bank
ing department of which he is head
is in Jefferson City.
He was not an applicant for the
A new library building to cost
$200,000 is urged for the University of
Missouri by the legislative committee
of the General Assembly In Its re
port to that body. The committee
is composed of T. J. Lysaght, Am
brose W. Teel and A. A. Vitt
According to a Kansas City paper
the following is contained in the re-1
port regarding the University:
"The first Institution discussed s
the University of Missouri at Colum
bia. A new library building to cost
$200,000 is urged. A proposed new
biology building to cost $100,000 is
opposed. Payment of tax bills ag
gregating $20,000 is demanded. An
increase in the maintenance is op
posed. A total appropriation of
$1,294,165.23 Is asked. For the State
Historical Society at Columbia
$11.CS0 Is asked."
Concerning the School of Mines at
Rolla the following is reported:
"A rciiuest by the board for a new
building for the Missouri School of
Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla is re
fused by the committee. An appro
priation of $131,500 is asked. For the
bureau of geology and mines at the
ame place, $09,100 is recommend
ed." The committee urges that all the
eleemosynary, educational and penal
institutions of the state be kept free
TO ESTABLISH SHORT
School of Medicine to Open
Laboratories to Women
of the State.
START OCTOBER 1, 1914
THREE-BUYS TO EHIT PAPER
Will Last Six Months 100
Pupils Expected to
A short preliminary course in
nurse training Is to be established
here in connection with the School of
Medicine about the first of next Oc
tober. The introduction of the new
course was approved by the University
Board of Curators at their last meet
ing. The course, which will last six
months, corresponding tn th shnrr
course given by the College of Agri
culture, will be under the supervision
of Dr. C. M. Jackson, dean of the
School of Medicine.
"The purpose of the course," said
Dr. Guy L. Noyes this morning, "is
to open to the nurse pupils of the
state the abundant laboratory facili
ties ofTered by the University. There
arc forty training schools in the state
and all are inadequately equipped
when compared with the opportuni
ty offered here in the way of labora
""he Missouri State Board for the
Eximination of Nurses has approve!
the establishment of the course here
and has agreed to allow the pupil 'full
cre-lit for the preliminary work done
hem. The plan is to admit pupils
fro i any training school in the state
am at the close of the course the pu
pil may continue hero or so to some
TO SERVE CHICKEN NEXT YEAR
WRESTLING FRIDAY NIGHT,, TOO
HOW TO STRENGTHEN IRON
Prof. If. Wade Hlbbard Discusses Use
"A square Inch of common iron
will bear a weight of 15,000 pounds,"
according to Prof. II. Wade Hlbbard
in his lecture to the class in automo
bile engineering. If we add 1 per
cent of carbon to this Iron it will
bear a weight of 120,000 pounds and
if we add 1.2 per cent of carbon It
will bear a weight of 140,000 pounds.
The effect of carbon upon iron in
this regard Is almost unbelieveablc.
In the nickel treatment of iron
ust be careful not to add too
ckel or the iron will become
brittle and may be powdered like
lass. If we took a tcaspoonful of
medicine and felt a little better, we
wouldn't take a teacup full and expect
( to feel entirely well. The same Is
true of the nickel treatment of iron."
Rout Scheduled Between Halves
Those who attend the basketball
game with the Kansas Aggies Friday
night will have a .chance also to see
a wrestling match. A ten-minute
match will be put on between the
halves of the ball game. Benjamin
Dawson and Horace Weltmer, two of
the best men in the wrestling class,
will try their strength. Each man
weighs about 145 pounds. Dawson,
who is a freshman, won the inter
scholastic high school wrestling cham
pionship of Kansas City last year.
Weltmer has had much experience.
Already Plans Are Being Made for
1014 Farmers' Dinner.
Preparations for a banquet are now
being made in Columbia a year In ad
vance. The chier delicacy for the ban
quet Farmers' Week next year is be
ing prepared at the poultry depart
ment of the College of Agriculture.
Instead of a prize beef the meat used
next year will be roast capon.
The chickens are now being hatch-
"d and will be especially fed and cared
for in anticipation of the dinner next
"The prize beef had such a great
favor this year," said Stanley Sissou,
manager of the University Dining
Club, "that it has been decided to
give something even more choice next
THREE WELLS FOR CITY WATER
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
7 MXa n!c
FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY PLANS
Report of Auditors on City Books Will
The City Council will hold an ad
journed meeting Friday night The
report submitted by the men who in
vestigated the books of the city will
be discussed. The finance committee
has already accepted the report
This meeting will be merely to ex
plain all tho details to the whole
Engineers Select a Board to Arrange
This Year's Stunt
The students In the School of Engi
neering have elected a board of sit
members to plan for St Patrick's Day.
The 'pre-engineers and tho different
classes will also elect members to
act as an advisory board, but those
elected by the school have the final
say In what will and what will not be
doiijvjThe members already elected
are vi. Armstrong, C. F. Craig, C. A.
D. Dieter. A. E. Pierce, and H. E.
No Assembly Tomorrow.
There will be no Assembly program
tomorrow morning. Hugh L. Cooper,
vice-president and chief engineer of
the Mississippi River Power Company,
is unable to reach Columbia tomor
row morning. He will give his lec
ture on the Keokuk dam in the Uni
versity Auditorium tomorrow night.
Almost One-Half Million Gallons
Used In Columbia Daily.
Columbia uses approximately 1G3,
890,000 gallons of water a year. The
consumption yesterday was 444,000
gallons, which approximates the aver
age daily consumption of 449,000 gal
lons'. The water is pumped from
three wells. One of these is 830 feet
deep and the others are each 900 feet
M. T. Fawks, head engineer at the
pumping station, says the low pres
sure at fires is not due to a noor
plant, but is caused by weak water
mams and weak fire hose. The
iiuuijis ai me piant win lurnisn a
pressure of ISO pounds. This, Mr.
Fawks says, will burst many of the
mains and the fire hose.
other school as she may prefer.
The University or Missouri iQ tim
firr.to adopt such a plan. In fact
most universities do not care to open
their laboratories to pupils who have
the privilege of IcaMng at the end
of six mouths and finishing in some
other training school,
The new course will be under the
direction of Miss Frances Shouse and
it is expected to bring in as teachers
women who are graduate nurse3.
Heretofore only about twelve nurses
have been kejit here because that is
about the number needed, but next
year it is expected that at least 100
women from over the state will take
advantage of the new short course of
fer. "Eventually," said Doctor Noyes,
"we expect the course to attract large
numbers to the University and it may
become as popular as the short course
The Columbia Boomer Will Be the
Name of the New Publication.
Columbia's newest newspaper is
The Columbia Boomer, the first issue
of which is scheduled to appear this
week. The promoters, editors and
publishers of this p'aper are Darrell
Parker, John Sylvester, and Leland
Blackwood, three boys in the grades.
Darrell is the son of E. C. Parker,
1807 University avenue; John's father
is O. M. Sylvester, 719 Missouri ave
nue. The two boys are carriers of
the Kansas City Star, and It Is
In this way the boys became inter
ested in Journalism, while perhaps
Leland received his journalistic in
spiration from watching his grand
father, J. B. Mundy of the Columbia
The boys have their press and type
now at John Sylvester's house and
are making up their subscription list
Five cents a month is the rate. This
has to be paid in advance, the solici
tors explain, because paper and other
stock have to be bought by the new
company before the first issue and of
course they are going to pay cash as
The size of the newspaper has not
been decided yet but the editors say
that it will be "about this long and
about that wide," which means, if you
notice the dimensions Indicated by
their hands, that the paper will be
about 8 Inches long and 6 inches
wide. There will probably be four,
six or eight pages but this and other
unimportant details such as the num
ber of columns have not been worked
out carefully by the editors yet.
Benjamin Franklin himself was not
more versatile In all lines of news
paper work than Darrell, John and
Leland Intend to be. Each one of
these publishers will help In setting
type, running the press, delivering
papers, soliciting subscriptions and
writing the news.
"What are you going to have In
"Well, we're going to have some
good news, some jokes, and incident
ally boom Columbia," one of the
.i-lil,, ..... ......1 TiTt.S.l.,;, twO,
they say. Rates for advertising space
have not been established yet, for
the publishers had not thought of
that matter until some bothersome
grown-up suggested the difficulty.
THREE LEAP Fl
Students Jump From Second
Story, Two Landing
in a, Tree.
NO ONE IS INJURED
Mrs. Everett McCrary Drops
Coal-Oil Lamp, Causing
Fire at 3 a. m.
"IN SUNNY FRANCE" PLEASES
CURRENT EYENTS THEIR THEME
Judee M. A. Roinjue Visits Here.
M. A. RomJue of Macon, Judge of
the probate court, was a visitor at
the University today. Mr. Romjue
was graduated from the College of
Law in 1904.
License Issued to Hartsbarg-Coupl?.
A marriage license was issued to
Oscar Julian Pauley and Miss Laura
E. Nichols this morning. Both live
Tuesday Club Members Give Im
promptu Speeches at Meeting.
Short talks on current events were
given as responses at the meeting of
the Tuesday Club yesterday. There
was no regular program. Mrs. L. W.
St Ciair-Moss told of women workers
In New York. Mrs. Marian Herti
geve several readings and Miss Mary
Rogers spoke on the need of girls'
Meeting of German Club Last Night
German conversation and reading
was the program of the German Club
last night at its meeting in the wo
men's parlor. The club will not
meet again until the second semester.
The German Club meets the first and
second .Tuesdays of each month to
promote the use of the German language.
Christian College Auditorium Filled to
Enjoy Musical Comedy Last Night.
"In Sunny France," a musical
comedy, was presented by the Mary
Arden Club of Christian College last
night Nearly every seat in the
auditorium was occupied. The play
was under the direction of Miss Har
riet Jean Trappe assisted by Miss
Helen Grove. The comedy was In two
acts, and the plot was laid around the
adventures of three runaway Ameri
can school girls in France. The songs
and dances were well received.
The principals In the production
were: Blanch Osborn, Elizabeth Gib
bons, Pauline Moore, Helen Adams,
Helen Grove, Serena Atchison, Leele
Walker, Aldeah Wise and Frances
The peasant chorus Included: Vir
ginia Bruton, Pauline White,, May
belie Robertson, Dorothy McKown,
Rheba Welsh, Golden Etter, Mary
Lee, Helen Adams, Harriet Palmer,
Helen Toeves, Ceclle Cobb, Dema Bar
ton, Mary Parr, and Frances Fallis.
The boy and girl chorus Included:
Louise Miller, Claire Wright, Alberta
Knappenberger, Mildred Barron, Cal-
lie Jo Douglass, Ruth Ann Parks,
Irene Cook, Mary Morris, Mary Clark,
Jobn Davis, Elvira Mills and Mae
The physical culture drill included
Frances Fallis, Mary Parr, Pauline
White, Marian Robinson, Golden Et
ter, Kathryn Davidson and Elizabeth
The Christian College chorus in
cluded: Portia Penwell, Mildred
Thayer, Katherine Knox, Irene Reek
hart, Edwina Somers, Julia Brower,
Leah Brown, Rosa Brown, Sara Yan
cey, Mary Coombs, Ruth Cabbell.Lols
Cabbell, Anne Hickman, Ua Moore,
Sara Virion, Brazelia Dunn, and Lil
TO REPrlRISK TAX
Levy on Insurance Policies
to Be Removed When
? Ordinance is Annulled.
John S. Bicknell.'city clerk, receiv
ed a letter today from H. M. Hess,
chairman of the Missouri Actuarial
Bureau at St. Louis, saying that as
soon as information is received by
the bureau to the effect that the tax
imposed by the City Council on fire
insurance companies has been repeal
ed, the tax charge will he removed
from insurance risks located inside
the city limits.
On grounds that the property own
ers themselves are the ones that pay
finally for the tax on insurance com
panies, the council at its meeting last
night removed the tax. The Actuarial
Bureau now expresses willingness to
remove the extra charge on policies
as soon as they are notified that final
action is taken by the council.
When Mrs. Everett McCrary
dropped a lighted lamp at 3 o'clock
this morning she started a fire which
destroyed her home at 4 -College
avenue. Only little furniture was
saved. Three University students
saved themselves by jumping from
the second-story windows.
Mrs. McCrary, suffering from
toothache, had gone with a coal-oil
lamp to a closet to look for medicine.
While standing on a chair she
dropped the lamp. It broke, throw
ing the oil over clothing. M. L. Grif
fith, a roomer, heard the screams of
Mrs. McCrary. He rushed to the
closet and threw water on the fire.
The water, mixed with the kerosene,
fed the fire and it spread rapidly.
R. C. Journey jumped from the
back second-story window after
throwing his trunk out. L. G. Col
lier and G. C. Taylor jumped from
the front second-story window into a
tree. Mr. and Mrs. Grillith, who were
rooming on the first floor, saved most
of their clothing and a little furni
ture. Two small children of Mrs.
McCrary were taken out early by
their mother. A little bed clothing
The fire department was unable to
do anything toward saving the house,
but kept the homes of C. C. Howard
and E. E. Vannatta on either sido
from burning. Chief Newman said
that the pressure was too low to use
more than one hose and that it had
to be alternated from one house to
the other. He said that it was only
with great difficulty that the houses
on either side were saved.
Chief Newman 3aid he fell on the
sidewalk and was saved from severe
injury only by the fact that his to
bacco can was in its usual place.
The house was owned by H. L. Wil
son and was insured for $2,000. Mr.
Wilson estimates his loss at $1,500.
Mr. McCrary had gone to Fayette
to visit a sister who is ill. A tele
phone message was sent to him and
he is expected here today. Mrs. Mc
Crary and her two children stayed
today at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
A. W. Kampschmldt
M. U. LIBRARY GROWS RAPIDLY
MacKAY IS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Will Direct Publication to Be Issued
By Writer' Club.
H. J. MacKay was chosen edltor-ln-chlcf
of the periodical to be published
by the Writers Club at a meeting of
tho board of editors recently.
Contributions for the first Issue of
the publication should be dropped in
Dr. J. W. Rankin's box In Room 36-A,
Academic Hall, not later than 12
o'clock February 1.
H. K. Polndexter, treasurer of the
club, will be in Room 36-A, Academic
Hall. Tuesday and Thursday morn
ings from 10:30 to 11:30 o'clock to
receive dues from the members who
have not paid.
804 Volumes Added in 1912 Total
Now 119,020 Volumes.
In 1912, 8,201 volumes were added
to the University Library. This is the
largest addition made in any year
since 1907, when 9,013 were added.
In 1908, 7,218 accessions were made:
in 1909, 7,569; in 1910, 7.7JI
The library now contains 119,020
volumes and 20.300 pamphlets. This
docs not include 3,000 volumes given
to the library by former Senator F.
M. Cockrell. There is not shelf room
in tho library for the books which
Senator Cockrell gave, and they are
piled on the floor In ths basement of
irS COLD EVEN IN MEXICO
Former Boone County Maa Tells of
Severe Winter In Southwest
Theodore Kohlbusch of Lamont
Okla., is visiting his brother, H. G.
Kohlbusch, this week. Before going
to Lamont, Mr. Kohlbusch was in
business at Hartsburg. According t?
him. the Southwest, especially the
Panhandle country of Texas, is ex
periencing extreme cold weather this
winter. The cold extends almost to
the border of Mexico. The winter in
Oklahoma so far, however, has been
Siker Tea for King's Daughters.
The Kate Thompson Circle of The
King's Daughters will give a silver
tea at the home of Mrs. George B.
Dorsey, 412 College avenue, from 3
to 6 o'clock Saturday.
PRISON LIKE HOME TO HIM
Club Luncheon Friday
The Commercial Club weekly lunch
eon has been postponed until Friday.
H. L. Cooper, who lectures on the
Keokuk dam tomorrow night, at the
University Auditorium, may talk at
Nat Scott, a Negro, Makes Another
Trip to State Prison.
George McQuitty and Nat Scott,
negroes, were taken to the peniten
tiary at JefTerson City this morning
by Sheriff B. G. Sapp. McQuitty was
convicted of forgery and sentenced
to ten years. Scott was given a threw
years' sentence for breaking Into a
store. Scott should feel at home lo
the penitentiary for he has been there
four or five times before.
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