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': THE GHOSTS
Mr of Mrs. Winter and guarded by
me who realized their worth. .The
wner allowed oaly a single one of
them ever to be copied and that air
or private reference with all Barnes
routed. Finding that their pablka
loa In England would not be peralt
ed, he personally brought them to
uurica, where the entire collection
ras bought by Mr. Blxby. The let
en dl' 5e certain life experiences
,f the author never before Imparted
o the world. Aside from the personal
earing they furnish a key to chanc
ers and Incidents in several of the
aore Important novels, some of which
Ave been subjects of heated discus
Ion ever since the death of the author.
Tier verify many disputed points la
',Copperfleld and show that the
affairs of the hero ax iwisi
dentical with those of Dickens.
Little Dorrit' also portrays much of
he author's personal experience."
"That is enough, old boy," lnterrupt-
the spirit of the University Publi
cations. "There are others who want
chance to talk. Here," turning to
he girl, "is a very good-looking ghost
the Poems and the Letters of
Robert Burns. Doesn't he look love
kick! He would quote love poems
you all night if given half a
"Those old sober fellows over there
Lre some of our Americans, the spirits
if the Letters of Washington to
toblas Lear, his private, secretary and
rlend; Letters of Zachary Taylor
rev the battlefield of the Mexican
mr Alexander Hamilton's Itlnerar-
luc rmaic dvuiuai ui awuu
karr kept during a four years' tour
Europe for his own information
hd the amusement of his daughter,
Abeat Early Ykgiak.
"This lean and shriveled specimen
the remains of the London Com-
Isny of Virginia. The book was pre
red by J. Taylor Ellyson, governor
the division of History, Education
(d Social Economics of the James
ra Exposition. It contains copies
portraits of the most prominent
tile identified with the early settle
t of Virginia,"
"You have not told me about the
fcirlt there above that thin volume
s. His face is so sweet and
Samuel D. Gromer Was Busy
, -Mm as Treasurer of
. Porto Rico.
HAS AN OLD DEGREE
at is the ghost of Eugene Field's
r Book.' The original was gotten
by Mr. Field expressly for William
Buskett Mr. Bixby has had It re-
ednced in exactly the same colored
, with the same illustrations, color
In the same way, as the original,
s preface Is by Mr. Roswell Field,
s original book with odd Egyptian
titrations, wooden cover and Iron
asps was round ny uugene neiu
a Chicago shop and he used this
ftok for Mr. Busket, filling In the
lank pages with the different poems
his own handwriting. Mr. Roswell
eld says this Is the first notable
pilatlon of Eugene Field's works."
'But you haven't told me about
irself," said the girt. .
Variety ia His Kake-Up.
"ir smiled the University Publica-
Why, I guess you know a lot
eat me already. I belong to tne
Krap Books, the Catalogues, the Sav-
and all the other publications
fchVwas a sharp noise and a loud
pee sounded near by. Some one, a
man being, was shaking the girl
"What is itr she asked dreamily.
Child, you will stifle in here. You
at not work In here tomorrow,
ire you asleep?" demanded the hu
ll being. '
'I don't know. It really does not
itter," murmured the girl. I won't
ne back tomorrow. I have found
t all I wanted to know from the
I books, thank you."
IreULD WORE S0K UNCLE SAM
larteea Perseas Take Examinations
Seemingly there are plenty of per-
in Columbia who would like to
ive a Job with Uncle sam. rour-
thlrteen men and one woman,
H the ccmWnttlon examination for
-airier at the Columma poei-
rCaturday morning. The exam-
n was given by J. O. Batemaa,
tafy here for the CIvU service
ere is no regular position eaea
hut there will be substitute work
he said today. "I do aot
that there were any University
U living outside of ColambU
took the examination. The
are generally retaraea m
Nasi Exams Start latacaay.
first final examination fertha
kemester will be held seat Batar-
aornlng from 8 to 1 .e'eteek.
will be for the 8 o'clock classes,
by.'TVednesday aad Friday. The
tcept for coalicts, will he heM
I same honrs Saturday ef
sac. coaatcts win am
iTcfeck aad from I 4 'toek
ay or exaauaaooa
Attends Classes Regularly to
"Freshen Up" on Eco
nomics and History.
oioatuw woo meet in tne nails a
cheery, rather heavy set man with
Iron grey hair, probably do aot real
ize that they are coming la Intimate
contact with the former treasurer of
Porto Rico, Samuel D. Gromer. Mr.
Gromer Is now secretary of University
Extension Division and is taking some
work la economics and history to re
fresh his mind on those 'subject
"Yes, there is quite a difference,'
said Mr. Gromer, "between having
charge of a public fund of $5,000,000.
with 150 men under you, being a mem
ber of the leading governing body
of th island, having a government
machine at your disposal, and this
qalet life at the University. However,
a, man's health comes first, and he has
to obey Its demands."
fc Has.aa OM.Tlme Begree.
Mr. Gromer has returned to the Uni
versity after an absence of a little
more than five years. He was grad
uated from the University ia '1889.
with the degrees of Pe. B. and B. 3.
He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa
fraternity. Later he did graduate
work la the University of t Chicago,
Harvard University and Columbia Uni
versity, N. Y., taught history la the
College of the City of New York in
1905, and history In the University of
Missouri In 1906-7. In 1907 he was
granted leave .of absence, having
been appointed treasurer of Porto
Rico. He served four years, resigning
In January 1912 on account of his
Mr. Gromer's position ns treasurer of
Porto Rico might well have been
named minister of finance from the
nature of his duties. Aside from be
ing in charge of the public funds, ho
took care of the assessment of the
property of the island, the collection
of the property tax and of the In
ternal revenue and paid out about
ten thousand checks a month. He
also had general supervision of the
municipalities of the island of which
there were sixty-six, the most popu
lous containing about 75,000 persons,
and audited their accounts.
' Trustee for a TJalTenlty.
He wis a member of the Executive
Council, wuich had functions similar
to such bodies In colonial times.
When the legislature was in session,
the Council constituted Its upper
branch. Ir. Gromer served seven ses
sions in legislature, presiding over the
senate during three sessions, and was
president of the Executive Council
two years. According to the Organic
Act of the island, the Executive Coun
cil Is the public service commission,
granting all franchises -and firing
rates of public service corporations.
Mr. Gromer was also president of the
board of trustees of the Porto Rlcaa
Mr. Gromer worked oat a new plan
of assessment, the sugar trust com
ing in for Its share of Increase, and
its men appealed to a United, States
senator to get him oat of omce. By
this plan the assessed value of the
Island was nearly doubled with very
little Increase In the-sjeaeral level
of values. New drains were made on
the treasury from time to time, one
Item alone, sanitation, amounting to
1500,000 yearly, yet this was met with
out'lncreasing the tax rate.
Pert Xiee Is Grewis..
"Ia many ways Porto Rico has
flourished daring the American guid
ance," says Mr. Gromer. "Life and
property are more secure there than
la many of oar states. The country
has 1,000 miles or macadamised roads,
35,000 calldrea la school, a good nor
mal school with departments of do
mestic science, domestic manual
training and agriculture, with a dem
oastraUoa ram for the latter. The
climate u deUghtral and the ordi
aary tropical diseases are la process
of elimination. Ia the years to come
it would be latereeting to Bote hew
the American settlers are holding
their owa u the tropica.
1 asm opposed to graatiag state
hood to aay isere ef what was eaee
gpaaleh America.". said Mr. Gromer.
Their ideas ef We'aai eeadWea dif
fer so mack from ears Oat ladepead
eace er the stefHaa Cstoaial ante
fa to he referred."
, la ate aeatttoa ,aa a awwraasaatal
etolU Porto Bleev Mr. Grosser was
atartaiaei a a mmwtt jHto.TJaltoi
Mr. Greater expects to give a eoawe
la agrteaKaral aeoaomloa aext ae
Baeeter,."and perhaps later, some ia
TELLS F F. B. smOwETi WtSK
eaaallc SdMeml Expiate Xeraamt
W. BwVj) ANnVxeMMft xGKlHMavBb
Aa editorial la the St Louis Re
public of January 22, tells how Deaa
F. B'Mumford of the College of Agri
culture, prohibited aduteratioa of fer
tilizers la Missouri. He Issued bulle
tins and educated the farmers on the
question of Ingredients of the differ
ent kinds of fertilizer.
Some fertilizer manufacturing com
panies manufactured, a product of
ground rocks, cinders, ashes, clay,
sand and coal until the state legisla
ture passed a law In 1909 to prohibit
such adulteration. The enforcement
of this law was given to Deaa Mum
ford, but he left the law unused and
worked at the situation In another
way. He analyzed all brands and
kinds of fertilizers sold in the .state.
He took his samples for analysis from
anywhere and everywhere. The re
sults of the analysis he published In
bulletins, which were sent all over the
state. Circulating these bulletins was
not a difficult matter. The salesmen
of the companies' products which
came up to the required standard car
ried the bulletins with them showing
farmers and dealers Just what the
.different fertilizers contained.
With an exceedingly small cost to
the state, adulterated fertilizers were
practically driven out of the market
in Missouri and the farmers were giv
en a good course of instruction In
kinds of material to use for enriching
Brief Local Newt
Mrs. John Murry was In Hallsvllle
G. A. McCasklll went to Mexico this
afternoon to visit friends.
Dr. Z. M. Hampton of Centralla was
In Columbia today on business.
Mrs. Lina Smith of Swltzler
here on business this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Scott of Halls
vllle were visiting in Columbia today.
The Rev. G. D. Edwards departed
this morning for Hamilton, Ma, to
visit his father.
Miss Eulah Hicks and Miss Margaret
Qulseaberry of Hallsvllle were visit
Ing in Columbia today.
Mrs.. J. H. Adcock of Stevens, vis
ited her mother, Mrs. L. Grimm, yes
terday, returning home today.
Mrs. M. E. Phillips and Mrs. W. H.
Hudson departed today for Browcs
Station to visit Mrs. S. H. Hagan.
Miss Nell Nesbit farmers' Institute
lecturer, departed this morning for
Nodaway County to attend an Insti
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ashmon, who
have been visiting Miss Alice Calvert
departed this morning for their home
at Burton, Kan.
Mrs. Bena Taylor, who has been
visiting "Mrs. Belle Schooler of North
Eighth street returned today to he
home In Hallsvllle.
S. D. Gromer and Prof. R. H. Em-hereon-
departed this morning for
Pike and Montgomery Counties to at
tend country life conferences.
H. W. Pinkston, a student In the
Bible College, returned this afternoon
from Farber, where he preached yes.
terday ia the Christian Church.
E. Thurston and daughter Helen,
who have been visiting A. R. Lyon
and family, departed this morning
for their home at Clifton Hill, Mo.
William Kimball, a student la the
University, departed today for his
home in Bowling Green, where he will
remain until he has recovered from
Mrs. Sam Reld, Mrs. George Spea-
cer, Mrs. T. W. Ficuia ana Mrs. r.
A. Martin went to Mexico today to
attend a Rebekah district meeting
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wood of Ros-
eadale. Mo, who have been vuitiag
his sister, Mies Elta Wood, a stadeat
la the University, departed this
morning on a trip to Florida and the
A JTw Beatai Ubtary.
New letiea hundreds ef vol
by away, popular mllma mar he
rented now from the Mlsaoart Store.
A Keatal library was
Saturday. The charge la
Yeall flstd most aay lata
to read la the M ataak ia the
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JVe will send Parcel Post
Prepaid, any order, to
In order to allow our many friends now
attending the University of Missouri a
chance to purchase their needs in this
storey we will send any order Parcel Post
prepaid. This allows to you the same
privileges now enjoyed by our city patrons.
Kansas City, Mo.
Heaer Faltea Cerresaeadeat.
Recognition has been given to the
work of a newspaperman, Paul J.
Piermann, who during many years
has bees persistently and successfully
advertising Fulton, Mo. Mr. Pearmann
is the, correspondent of a number of
metropolitan newspapers. A stand
ing vote of thanks was given him at
the Fulton business men's banquet,
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