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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1913
APPARATUS TO GO
Council Votes to Buy a Mod
ern, Motor Chemical
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W I-I (31 Ordinance to Regulate Chim-
ney Building Also an
TEMPERATURE NEAR ZERO
Winter Weather Mill Continue With
Temperature Probably Zero Tonight
There will be more skating weather,
according to today's forecast. The
United States Weather Bureau says:
"Generally fair, continued cold Thurs
day. Near zero tonight." Here are
the hourly temperatures:
a.m C ii a.m 13
8 a.m 7 12 (noon) 14
'. a.m a i (.m 15
10 a.m ii 2 p.m 16
BURIAL OF A. J. WINSCOTT
in-: or 'ou.
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iu tnwKW'T or nice
far M.InaM. the big New Ycrk
r . reman .i won the 16-lb. hot put.
bei.t hanJ at the Olympic (JarcesUst
' .- pipeful of Tuxedo for mine.
It s tke tfit tobacco net. I ac
lit j 'i feel tt longer after a itnoke
zess.. n u ith Tu iedo."
Columbia will have a new motor fire
truck. Just how soon or what kind
has not been decided yet, but the City
Council otod last night to buy one.
The committee that went to Kansas
City wore well pleased with the one
they saw there, but win not decide
definitely on what make to buy until '
others have been investigated.
The better lire protection spirit was
evident at the meeting. Every mem
ber of tlie council talked about the
need of a new fire department and all
were willing to get the best equipment
nossible. The new truck will cost
about $5,300. The price on all the dif
ferent makes is about the same accord
ing to one of the members of the fire
Report .it 'e.t .Meeting.
In the ordinance that was passed
ordering the buying or some truck,
the maor expressed a desire that the
commit tee report at the next meeting
of the council. The committee is com
posed of Councilmen Rothwcll. Iletz-'
ler ami Cauthorn. j
The council has not decided where
.Members of Tj Mgrnphical Union At
tended Sen ices in Mexico.
William Yochum and Alfred X.
Evans attended the funeral of An
drew J. Winscott In Mexico today as
representatives of the Typographical
Union. James H. Moss, superinten
dent of the E. W. Stephens Publish
ing Company, attended also. They
left Columbia at 9:40 o'clock this
morning. The funeral was held at 2
o'clock this afternoon. Burial was
FOR A SANE FOURTH
Woman's Civic League Plans
Pageant for Celehration
Instead of Fireworks.
An historical pageant will be pre
sented in connection with the celebra- I
tion of a safe and sane Fourth of
July, if the plans decided upon by
the nominating committee of the Wo
man's Ciic League are carried out. i
The committee met this afternoon in '
NO TAXES ON 6,000
ACRES, JUINN SAYS
Assessor's Figures Do Not
Agree With Those of the
HOW HE EXPLAINS IT
Treasury Loses Because Old
Government Surveys Are
Six thousand acres of taxable prop
erty in Boone County are not includ
ed in the assessor's lists, says P. S.
Quinn, retiring county surveyor.
"The records of the surveyor show
from :: to 15 acres more in each sec
tion than the estimates of the asses
sor. In the whole county that makes
u difference of C.000 acres," said Mr.
"Persons who report their property
to the assessor, tell him the acreage
in round numbers. If a man has 163
acres, he' may report it for assessment
as 100 acres. You see this is one way
in which the difference is accounted
for. I am afraid also that each as
sessor has been guided very much by
the figures set down by his predeces
sor. The number of acres listed for
each farm has changed very littlo
from j ear to year.
Old Siirtej Not Arcumte.
"The difference also may be due to
the variance between government sur
ev and local survey. When the
THREE HONOR MEN
LIKE MISSOURI BEST
Scholarship Winners Come
From South Dakota, Mary
land and Kansas.
DO GRADUATE WORK
Took Prizes at Chicago Show
as Students in Other
IT TELLS OF HEALTH IX CITY
Russell C. Jensen, A. Claude Stan
ton and Karl B. Musser, winners of
the three $400 scholarships offered at
the Xational Dairy Show at Chicago
in 1911, are attending the College ol
The scholarship won by Mr. Jensen
was offered by the Blue Valley Cream
ery Company to the student making
the highest Individual score in judg
ing dairy cattle. Beside the $400
scholarship Mr. Jensen was the win
ner of the silver loving cup offered by
President W. II. Taft to the student
making the highest individual record.
Mr. Stanton won the scholarshin offer- .
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Charity Society Issues Booklet
"What Toil Should Know."
"What You Should Know About
Your City" is the title of a booklet
published by the Columbia Charity
Organization Society. It tells about
industrial conditions, the government
of the city, health with statistics and
ordinances, schools and churches,
amusements, crime and pauperism.
"In 40 families studied there are 100
children who, while clothed and fed,
are deprived of a real chance in life.
In most of these families the parents
are very ignorant, often immoral, the
homes are unclean, the bath is un
known, there are no ideals, little cor
rect discipline and no interest in edu
cation," it says.
In many respects ;ne showing for
the city is exceptionally good. Few
towns of like size could show as good
a report in the matters recorded, ac
cording to the booklet.
The mortality statistics for the white
ORDERS NEW LIGHTS
AND MORE PAVING
City Council Also Votes for
Annual Audit of City's
ASKS SMALLER FINE
Negro Who Violated J Liquor
Law Has Been Paying
S20 a Month. "
The City Council ordered the paving
of Rosemary lane from College aventio
to Hockaday street las-t night. The
paving will be of concrete, twenty
three feet wide. The property line
. V ,..,, , . , every 1,000 in Columbia. Of the white An "WUTO "'"""B ' ." '
the student making the highest- ,atI(m ,.. fa cach , 000 dIcdf and the Mexico, Perry and Santa Fe Trac
e in judging Jersey dairy cows. U, of eaeh 100rt neRroPS dK.. , tion Company to run over certain
ed by the American Jersey Cattle Club
The scholarship won by Mr. Musser
was offered by the Holstein-Friesian '
Association of America to the best
student judge of Holstein dairy cows.
All these scholarships required the
winners to do one year's post-graduate
work in dairy husbandry in some
college of agriculture outside the
population or Columbia are better than I "'" ,url" me ",s,uu ",u: ,or ,,,c wa,M
for the national registration area of,This wil1 B've a wider ',arkinB on
the United States. But the deaths bot1' sides of the s,rcct U,an is u8UaI-
-from pulmonary disease are many i"',""ar"-v ""- "a,ns '"K u""1 u ,uuu
among the negro population. The re- from ,1,e I'perty line but where all
port attributes this lo small, poorly the I'ersons on a s,root w,u aKrce' the
ventilated cabins and lack of sanitary . wa,k can bc set back'
carc The contract for grading and pav-
In 1912 there were t4l deaths in ",K "'" s- " "ulMU
-i,it.,c 'street was awarded to tlie S. P. Bewick
1 .II1U -id UIU
these 9C were
1 1 persons died
Company. The paving on this street
will bo of brick".
An ordinance defining the rights ot
they will get the money to pay for the: ,,le
new truck. Councilman (Jarth dis
pointed out the fact that the city was
In b'etter shape financially than it had
countv was laid out by the govern-
the parlors of the Athens Hotel andlment, only the boundary lines were (school from which they graduated.)
n which was ' run, and some of them were not ac- All three of these men decided on the
adopted at the last meeting of the 'curate. The number of acres found l niversity of Missouri as the best(
in.. t .!.. -,,,... ,.( f i,,,v. .. .hv the government at that time is that I place to take the course. Their com-
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The white births totaled 220
the negro births 52. The excess Qfi
the birth rate over the death rate for
t the whites is 250 per cent and for tlie
i neuroes S per cent.
Forty-nine per cent of the deaths
of children under 5 years old were
and strms "'
Columbia was read. On
of one of the councilmen
the ordinance was tabled. Since the
' ordinance was written the company
To Settle Claims Amilnst City Plant.
i The good results fiom tlie recent
'auditing of the city books paved the
liftnn ftr twn vmps Al. flni-tli c?M rpnl Knformil s.ino Pntirtli Tlip worn-! WHICH IS given
that the water and light committee ' en expect to cooperate with the Com- though many of the farms have been
mercial Club and they are making ar- re-survey ed sine- men ami nave ueeu
rangements this early in order that,f""l contain more acres than at
the merchants of Columbia mav know Irs thought,
what thev are trvimr to do so that "The great differences are not found
to the assessor, al- jug here was not an arrangement
. n-'T ino tbepiscVr l:l rcer
w tfce art Aaencjtn to sith In
M..x.h. o clxikic at s:ocVhoii :n
Tuxedo is the tftbsceo fcr tke
r't.e'r. It r.r.er hurls tny uir.d.
u'id c'jus stndies my r.erzes.
luxe;.- fcr vie."
twould need all the money in their de
partment for improving the city's deep
wells and reservoir and getting some
duplicate machinery for the power
plant so that an accident would not
disable the water service.
After Mr. Garth's talk a motion was
passed giving the finance committee
the power to sue persons who owe
back taxes. A largo amount of the
back taxes arc those due in 1912.
Councilman Defoe thinks that enough
money can bc collected to pay for
the new truck.
It will cost the city $1,400 to clean
out two deep wells and put them in
good condition. The contract for do
ing the work vvas awarded to a St.
Building Ins)ertort Ma be.
To further Increase the safety from
fires in Columbia an ordinance reg
ulating the building of flues and chim
neys was read. The new ordinance
was not voted on at the request of
I Mr. Defoe who wants to include in it
,'Tjhe proportion of mixture and kind
nif cement used. The ordinance will
require that all chimneys be built of
two courses of brick In cement mortar.
The proper enforcement of this or
dinance when passed will require a
building Inspector. The mayor ap
pointed Councilmen Defoe, Cauthorn
and Rothwell as a committee to work
with the city attorney In preparing an
ordinance establishing this new office.
"Jack" LaRoe of Columbia applied
for a position as assrstant fire chief.
His application, which was indorsed
by several business men, was referred
to the fire committee.
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c t .t if a'jr.:s, if he uses
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IH'.MVOODY TO MAXAGE RANCH
Former Student to Farm Texas Land
Inherited by His Wife.
Charles G. Dunwoody, a student in
tho University of Missouri last spring,
(.hls spring will oversee the 3,089-acre
ranch of his father-in-law at Victoria,
Tex. Mrs. G. C. Dunwoody's father is
retiring from the active work required
in managing the ranch on account of
age. Xext summer Mrs. Dunwoody
will inherit several thousand acres
of Texas land.
Mr. Dunwoody was a pledge of the
Sigma Xu fraternity at Kentucky Uni
versity and intends to go back this
spring and finish his work. Dun
woody eloped with Miss Marguerite
Morris January C while she was a stu
dent at Sayre College and while he
was attending Kentucky University.
Lexington, Ky. They visited Colum
bia about a week later and now live
at Joplin, the liomc of Mr. Dunwoody's
Post-Exam Jnbilee February 8.
The members of the . v. is. a.
take part in an annual "Post-
Exam Jubilee" February 8.
they may not lay in a stock of fire
works for nothing.
The officers named by the committee
to serve for the coming year are as
follows: President, Mrs. F. E. Poor:
first vice-president, Mrs. E. W. Steph
ens; second vice-president, Mrs. J. C.
Jones; recording secretary, Mrs. C. W.
Greene; assistant recording secretary.
Mrs. George Reed; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. L. D. Shobe; treas
urer .Mrs. C. B. Bowling.
WASIIIXttTOX FIVE UNDEFEATED
SL Lonls School, Howeier, Has Not
Met Strong Teams Yet
The Washington University basket
ball team is coming to Columbia with
a record of six or seven victories and
no defeats. However, with the excep
tion of Ames, the St Louis school has
not met any of the larger college
teams. Berryhill, their last year's
star player, has just come out and
he with Maenner and Gray will be
men the Tigers have met before.
Tonight's game will start at
7:30 o'clock, with no preliminary
contest. Between halves, five men of
the gymnastic team will give an ex
hibition. There will be no prelim
inary to Thursday night's game, but
it is probable that Horace Weltmer
will give a bag punching exhibition.
An exhibition, consisting of five ex
ercises, will be given by the members
of the gymnasium class tonight The
exhibition will be in the form of a
continuous exercise and will furnish
entertainment for the spectators dur
ing the halves of the basketball game.
L. L. Touton, athletic coach of the
Kansas City High School, will referee
the game tonight and tomorrow night.
PETTIS COUNTY LEADS IN THIS
First County Home Makers' Orgaalza.
tion Formed There.
The Pettis County Home Makers'
Conference, the only county organiza
tion in that branch formed at present,
will meet Saturday, February 22 at the
Sedalia courthouse. Rural schools,
farm management and poultry raising
will be discussed.
Miss Xelle Xesbit. Institute lecturer,
says it is hoped that other counties
will follow the example of Pettis in
such an organization, and that the
plan will bc extended to every country
school district in the state.
Sermon by the Rev. 3T. A. Hart.
The Rev. M. A. Hart will preach
on "The Unknown God" at Belden
Hall at 7:30 o'clock tonight There
will be special music at the service.
in swamps and rough sections alto
gether. In several sections on the
Audrain line, where the best land in
the county is located, a difference of
from 30 to 43 acres is found.
"I offered to prepare for the coun
ty a report of the exact number of
acres in each farm. You can figure
for yourself what the tax on 6,000
acres of land would amount to. Xot
only for this year but for many years
back, the county has been entitled to
the tax money which might have ac
crued from this property." ,
The tax rate for Boone County is
40 cents on the ?100 tax valuation.
The rate of road tax is 10 cents. There
is also a special road and bridge tax
of 25 cents. The school tax varies in
the different districts. The average
rate is 54 cents. .
Mr. Ouinn has been surveyor of
Boone County for the last ten years
He is now completing his records
ready to turn them over to his suc
cessor. "I intend to have my records all
complete before I leave office," said
Mr. Quinn. "Even though that would
seem to be an exception to the rule."
MAY HAVE CLASS IN FENCING
New Course Planned at the Gymiia
sium for Next Semester.
A class in fencing may bc started
at the gymnasium next semester, pro
vided enough interest is manifested
in it, according to O. F. Field of the
athletic department The department
is already equipped with a number
of masks and foils and a supply of
other needed equipment has been or
dered. "We have a lot of good material
for the team," said Mr. Field, "and in
previous years there has been quite
a demand for the class. Heretofore
we have had no one who could give
his time to It."
P. W. Gray, a member of the gym
nasium team, will have charge of the
instruction In case a class is started.
So He Compiled a Textbook.
Students in the course in forest
dendrology at the University of Mis
souri will use as a text a work com
piled by E. C. Pegg, instructor in
forestry. The work takes up the
principal families that have tree
representatives in America. Mr. Pegg
found it necessary to "make" a text.
No Commercial Club Election Date.
X. T. Gentry, president of the Com
mercial Club, says tno arrangements
for the annual banquet of the club
have not been made. There will be
an election of officers for the club
soon but the date has not been set.
made among themselves, but each
made his own individual choice.
Mr. Jensen, winner of the sweep
stakes scholarship and President
Taft's loving cup, vvas graduated from
the South Dakota Agricultural College
last June with A. B. S. degree. Hfc
made a score of 1371 points out of a
possible 1C0O. He says that he came
to the University of Missouri because
of the high standing of the dairy hus
bandry department of the College of
Being champion student stock judge
of America is not the only claim to
distinction that Mr. Jensen has. He
vvas one of the "star" football men at
the South Dakota Agricultural Col
lege and vvas given the position of
center in the mythical all-state team
of 1911. Last summer Mr. Jensen,
who is of Danish descent and proud
of it attended the Olympic games at
Stockholm, Sweden. Among Mr. Jen
sen's valued "treasures" is a photo
graph of President Taft presenting
him with the silver loving cup that
he had offered for the best student
A. C. Stanton, winner of the Jersey
scholarship, was graduated from the
Maryland Agricultural College last
spring. He says:
"It was because of the high stand
ing of the dairy husbandry depart
ment here, and the reputation of Prof.
C. H. Eckles, that I chose the Univer
sity of Missouri out of all the other
universities and colleges of agricul
ture in the United States."
Mr. Stanton made a score of 347
points out of a possible 400. His
home-is at Grantsville, Md.
Karl B. Musser, winner of the Hol-stein-Fresian
from the Kansas State Agricultural
College with the class of 1912. He
too was attracted to the University
of Missouri because of the dairy hus
bandry department of the College of
Agriculture and the reputation of
Professor Eckles. He scored 372 1-3
points out of a possible 400. His home
is at Fredonia, Kan.
frnm iinpiininni:i mill intestinal dis
eases. All these arc preventable, ac- wa' for an ordinance that was passed
cording to the report. requiring that the books be audited
The crime statistics show that tlic'evcr- -vear in Al,r or :,s s011 ,hre
number of convictions for drunken- af,er as !"" Th cioucil has
ness during the last four "wet" years !" sc,ect th icn w,' are, to do
were SIS and for the last four "dry"lthc work a,ul to th"r , 8a,a"
years 517. Yet the population has. The auditors will bc required to make
greatlv- increased. A juvenile court is a complete report to the council, after
recommended for Columbia. the work is completed.
v. nm.nonHntiMT,, nre made in I Te company that furnished the ma-
the report. The facts are given. Two.
thousand pamphlets have been printed
and will be distributed tomorrow.
The members of the board say the
aim of the report is to snow the citi
zens of Columbia what the conditions
are in the fields studied, and not to
criticize present conditions.
SHE HAD GOOD PROTECTION
TIGER BARBER SHOP SOLD
Joe Lee, the New Proprietor, Has Been
Dale Rohrig sold the Tiger barber
shop on Broadway today to Joe Lee.
who has been working in the shop for
Lee will take possession of the shop
Immediately and Rohrig will continue
to work in the shop.
William Tyson Burled This Afternoon.
The funeral of William Tyson, the
9-year-old son of O. L. Tyson, took
place at the residence at 2:30 o'clock
this afternoon. The Rev. M. A. Hart
of the Christian Church had charge
of the ceremony. The pallbearers
were: James Fenton, Emmett Points,
E. E. Beasley, and W. A. Mordica.
MNs Neoltltt on Lecture Trip With
Miss Xelle Xesbltt. institute lectur
er for the state, says that last week
she" represented five or thirty-five feet
of Missourians at country life confer
ences in Pike and Montgomery Coun
ties. S. D. Gromer who talked on co
operation among farmers; R. H. Em
berson on rural schdbls; J. A. Rogers
of Pike County on horticulture; the
Rev. C. P. Foreman, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church at Macon, who
spoke on the social problems of the
country community and on raising
chickens and the Rev. S. E. McDonald
of Vandalia, who organized the confer
ence, each six feet tall.
The Pike County conference was
held Monday and Tuesday at Antloch
Church, said to be the oldest Presby
terian Church west or the Mississippi.
The conference in Montgomery County
took place at the Walnut Grove
Church Wednesday and Thursday.
The Rev. S. E. McDonald who organ
ized the conferences, Is pastor of both
churches. It is said that this was the
first time any one representing the
College of Agriculture or the State
Board of Agriculture has ever lectur
ed in these localities. At each church
an all-day session, starting about 10
o'clock in the morning and lasting un
till 10 o'clock at night vvas held.
Miss Xesbltt. with J. Kelly Wright
and B. P. Smoot, conducted a farmers'
institute at Pickering, Xoaaway Coun
6S0-POUND HOG BRINGS HAS
"Samo Mnnev Would Buy Mule
1S97," Says L. B. Enlnk.
Think of the ham and bacon in a
680-pound hog. A sow weighing that
much and belonging to L. B. Eubank
of Columbia was sold last week for
"I have bought good mules for less
money." said Mr. Eubank this morn
ing. "In 1897, you could buy suck
ling mules for $16 or $20. Today they
would bring $125 under the hammer
The hog was raised on Mr. Eubank's
farm near Woodlandville. It was sold
to Bayse & McMullen of Howard
County for $6.60 a hundredweight.
chinery for the water and light plant
claims that the city still owes It $3.-
100. The expert engineers who were
employed by the city say that the
amount is not that much, for the ma
chinery is not what the company
agreed to furnish.
An arbitration committee will bo
appointed to settle the affair. The
council will appoint one man, the com
pany one and the two men will select
another. The original contract with
the machinery company stated that all
matters of disagreement should be de
cided by an arbitration committee.
Pays Fiae In Installments.
Jake Samuels, a negro, who was ar
rested and fined $300 for violating the
local option law, appeared before the
council and asked that he be excused
from paying part of his fine. He has
paid $120 and the costs added to that
have raised the amount to $375. The
mayor granted him a stay of execu
tion. Providing that Samuels does
not violate any city ordinances within
the next year he will be excused. He
has been paying the fine by monthly
payment twenty dollars at a Ume.
The recent cold weather has brought
some of the poorer families of the
town Into need. The council ordered
$53 drawn from the Conley Poor Fund
The water and light bills, amount
ing to $2,785.66, were ordered paid.
Monthly salaries and expenditures
from the general revenue fund
amounted to $2,197.30. The meter
fund accounts amounted to $71.50 and
were ordered paid.
The council ordered three new
lights installed. One will be at the in
tersection of Hinkson and McAlester
streets and two will be put In the al
ley just north of the City Hall.
E. T. ROLLINS' WILL PROBATED
II N Tno Brothers and SMer Share In
The will of the late Edward Tutt
holllns vvas probated today. George
B. Rollins, Curtis B. Rollins and Mrs.
Flora R. Gray, brothers and sister
of Mr. Rollins each will receive one
fourth of the estate. The other fourth
is to be equally divided among the
children of Mrs. Laura R. Hockaday.
a sister, who is dead.
George B. Rollins, Curtis B. Rollins
and Irvine O. Hockaday are named ex
ecutors without bond. The will was
made in St. Louis, September 14. 1912
and is attested by W. B. Fischel and
Settlimr With Road Oferseer.
The County Court is making a set
tlement with the township and road
.1 pipeful if TuxcdJ
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