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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1913
WELCOME DR. YOUNG
Pastors at Reception Classified
as "Ancient, ""Medieval"
W CHURCH PARLORS
Other Congregations Repre
sented in Baptists' Greeting
to New Preacher.
A reception of welcome was given
t the Baptist Church last night for
the new pastor. Dr. T. W. Young.
Prof. B. F. Hoffman, chairman of the
board of deacons, called on the min
isters of Columbia, whom he divided
into "ancients," "medlevals" and
"moderns," basing his classification
on their time of service in the city.
Dr. W. W. Elwang, of the ancients,
elcomed Doctor Young on behalf of
e Presbyterians; the Rev. Madison
Hart, of the Christian Church, rep
resented the medlevals, and the Rev.
Charles W. Tadlock, who became pas
tor of the Methodist Church in Sep
tember, spoke for the moderns. The
ministers emphasized the good fellow
ship existing among the pastors and
members of the churches of Colum
bia. K W. Stephens welcomed Doc
tor Young on behalf of his parishion
ers. In his reply Doctor Young spoke
of his intention of remaining in Co
lumbia on account of its being almost
impossible to get out of the city,
drawing his conclusions from the dif
ficulties he had to get into it. He ex
pressed his intention to work not only
or his church but also for whatever
ould benefit Columbia.
After the speeches of welcome a re
ception was held in the church par
lors. In the receiving line were Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Stephens and Doctor
and Mrs. Young. Refreshments were
served by the Ladies' Aid Society and
the young ladies of the congregation.
Doctor Young is considered partic
ularly well suite ftr a Missouri
charge, as he was born in the South
and has had pastorates in the North.
He is a native of Tennessee and was
educated at Union University In that
state and at the Louisville Theological
Seminary. He was a pastor at Ann
Arbor ten years, and at Detroit six
LIXCOLX PROGRAM AT C. H. S.
High School Will Observe His Birth
day at Friday Assembly.
A Lincoln program will be given by
the Columbia High School students at
their assembly Friday morning. Miss
VVJary Gray, teacher of history, has
vnargc of the arrangement of the pro
gram which includes: Song by the
high school chorus; "Lincoln's Boy
hood and Manhood" by Alfred Bos
well; anecdotes, Helen Williams; "Re
ligion and Characteristics of Lincoln,"
John Brewer; patriotic melody by the
high school orchestra; "Tributes to
Lincoln," Hazel Hoffman, Lillian
Goldsberry, lone Self and Julia Bay-
ley; "Gettysburg Speech," Boqua Van-
One hundred and four years ago
today, February 12, 1809, in Hardin
County, Ky., was born the sixteenth
President of the United States, Abra
ham Lincoln. His father, a restless
carpenter, took the family to Indiana
from Kentucky, and from there to Il
linois One year would probably cover Lin
coln's total school days. A history of
the United States, Wcem's Washing
Jon, Shakespeare, Aesop's Fables,
vRobinson Crusoe. Pilgrim's Progress
d the Bible formed his early library
and were read and reread many times.
A proprietor of a general store.
Postmaster for three years, he finally
chose law as his profession and was
admitted to the bar in 1S37. It is
Mid of him that his honesty made
hlra refuse profitable cases because
he did not think justice was on that
side. As a lawyer he spoke tellingly
and often to the amusement of the
ENGINEERS TAKE FORESTRY
Elementary Course Has 15 Xew Stu
dents From 3 Division.
The forestry department has fifteen
students enrolled for the second se
mester in the elementary course.
This is a three-hour course and credit
Wait en for it in the College of Arts
TO ociencc, the College of Agricul
ture and the School of Engineering.
Most of the students arc from the
School of Engineering.
LITTLE CHANGE IX WEATHER
United States Forecast Can See Only
"Fair and continued cold tonight
and tomorrow; lowest temperature
tonight 8 or 10 degrees." This is the
forecast of the United States Weather
Bureau today. The temperatures:
1 a.m 13 11 a.m 15
8 a.m 12 12 (noon) 16
9 a.m 13 1 p.m 18
10 a.m 13 2 p.m 19
AXXUAL FORMAL AT READ HALL
Vance Ghen by Girls Last Xfekt Be
gan With Grand March.
A grand march opened the annual
formal at Read Hall last night given
by the girls who live there. About
thirty couples were present
The chaperones were Mrs. Henry
Price, President and Mrs. A. Ross Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Welch, Dean and
Mrs. H. B. Shaw and Miss Eva John
son. The rooms were decorated with
smllax, roses and palms. There were
several favor dances.
ENROLLMENT IS 32BB
Including Short Course and
Summer Students, Is 32
More Than 1911-12.
The total enrollment or the stu
dents in the University of Missouri
from June 1912 to the present time
is 3.28S. One hundred and sixteen
new students enrolled yesterday and
Monday. This is twenty-seven less
than the number of additional stu
dent enrolled at the beginning of the
second semester of 1912. The 3,288
students now enrolled Include those
in the summer session and 307 short
course students. The regular enroll
ment since September is 2,301.
During the session from June, 1911,
to June, 1912, the total enrollment
reached 3,256, which is thirty-two less
than the total enrollment for this
session. The increase this year is In
spite of the smaller number of short
In counting the number of students
entered for this session, some of the
students who were counted In the
summer enrollment were also count
ed in the regular session. By taking
these duplicates from the total num
ber, 3,288, it will leave 3,176, count
ing summer students.
ROW EXDS IX COURT HERE
Fire Are Acquitted in Perche Town
The neighborhood row in Perche
township was ended In police court
about 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon
when the jury freed the five defend
ants. The case was brought here on
a change of venue. Sam Gossett,
Quecnic Gossett, Mat Frost, Noah
Frost and William Gooding were the
defendants. B. F. Strange was the
one who sought to have his troubles
settled by the court.
A telephone conversation between
Mr. Strange and Mr. Gooding started
the trouble, it is said. According to
Mr. Strange's testimony, he was on
his way home after working all day
on a new bouse when William Frost,
father of two of the defendants, warn
ed him not to go that way as he was
afraid there would be trouble between
his boys and Mr. Strange. Mr. Strange
said he didn't think anything about it
and started on, accompanied by the
father. Mr. Frost did not go all the
way with him as he fell off a log into
the creek while crossing the stream.
Then he went home.
As a result of the heated conver
sation oer the telephone, Mr. Strange
said, the defendants were waiting for
him at the home of Mr. Gossett.
When he reached the Gossett place,
Mr. Gooding grabbed him by the col
lar. He got away and pointed an un
loaded shot gun at the crowd, in or
der to keep them off, he testified.
Tills gun, according to .Mr. strange.
was his own and he was taking it
home as his brother had borrowed it
some days before.
In the meanwhile Gooding had tak
en a gun away from Gossett and had
fired at him, some of the shot lodg
ing in his overcoat, it is alleged. He
was too far away, he claimed, for the
shot to penetrate all his clothing.
Judge James Gillespy, attorney for
the defendants, said that the evi
dence showed that Mr. Strange had
gone to Gossett's hoJne previous to
January 20. the date of the later
trouble, with a pistol on his person
and threatened Gooding.
LAW ON MARRIAGE
OF MINORS IS LAX
Recorder Must Issue License
When Parents Consent,
AGE NOT A QUESTION
Weakness of Statutes Is Con
demned by Columbia
The Rev. Madison A. Hart of the
Christian Church believes that better
laws regarding marriage to make im
possible such cases are needed and
favors a bill which has been intro
duced in the Legislature making it
necessary to publish the intention of
marriage before it can take place.
"Such a bill would be a good thing,"
said Mr. Hart today. "It would pre
vent hasty marriages and many youth
ful ones. I also believe with a prom
inent judge who recently stated that
marriages without the sancity and
solemnity of the church and home
tend to weaken the marriage bond. I
certainly think the Legislature should
pass laws preventing marriages where
the parties are under age. Perhaps
we ministers ourselves do not take
enough Interest in the question."
The Rev. C. W. Tadlock of the
Methodist church says he will not
marry couples when either of the par
ties is more than a few months under
the legally required age. "The li
cense granted yesterday to the young
Boone County couple certainly shows
a weakness in our state laws," accord
ing to Mr Tadlock, "and should bring
the matter to the attention of the
Legislature, that such cases might be
made impossible. I'm in favor of
some kind of a law to give more pub
licity to marriages so that they can
not be consummated so hurriedly."
Prior to the year 1881 no recorder's
license was necessary for marriage in.
Missouri. The minister or other of
ficial was granted the discretion of
telling whether or not the parties were
However, the statutes now contain
the following provision regarding the
granting of licenses: "Consent of
parent or guardian is necessary. No
recorder shall issue a license author
izing the marriage of any person un
der the age of twenty-one years, or
female under eighteen, except with
the consent of his or her father, or
if he is dead or incapable, or not re
siding with his family, of his or her
mother or guardian as the case may
A parent's consent to the marriage
of a minor, no matter how young,
compels a recorder to issue the mar
riage license, according to the laws
of Missouri," said Clark Robinson,
county recorder, this morning.
"This shows a great weakness in the
marriage laws of the state."
A. W. Pasley, deputy recorder, who
issued a license yesterday to a girl
of 13 and a boy of 18, said that only
the requirements of the law could in
duce him to issue the license.
"It is certainly against all prin
ciples of society," he said. "The
law is to be condemned for its laxness
in dealing with the issuing of licenses
to minors. According to the statutes,
any child no matter how young can
obtain a license with the consent of
a parent or guardian. More than that,
the recorder is compelled to issue the
license. If he docs not, he is subject
to a fine."
IXVITED TO GIVE LAY SERMOX
Dean Walter Williams Asked to Ad
dress Advertisers at Baltimore.
Dean Walter Williams of the School
of Journalism of the University of
Missouri, has received an invitation to
deliver a lay sermon at the National
Conference of the Associated Adver
tising Clubs of America, to be held in
Baltimore beginning June 8.
Dean Williams is asked to speak
in one of the Baltimore churches Sun
day, June 8, on "Honesty in Adver
tising." Death of J. II. Robert.
J. H. Roberts, a retired farmer of
HallsviHe? died at 4 o'clock this morn
ing. Mr. Roberts was a member of
the Christian Church and he often
preached in the churches in his com
munity. He was about 75 years old.
The burial will be at Red Top.
Sigma Chi Gives Dance.
The Sigma Chi gave an informal
dance last night. There were about
CIVIC LEAGUE PLANS
FOR HYGIENE WEEK
Women Would Have City
Clean-Up and Health Lec
tures in the Spring.
DOCTORS GIVE TALKS
Lessons in Moving Pictures
Will Probably Be Part
"Hygiene Week" is now being
planned by the Women's Civic League
of Columbia for some time in the
spring. In connection with it there
is to be a clean-up day like the one
In the fall and a swat-the-fly cam
paign, to be continued through the
The School Extension Committee
has promised to help and will ar
range a series of lectures at night
during the week on civic health and
kindred topics. Talks by dentists
and doctors on special matters con
cerning hygiene, sermons by the min
isters and perhaps pictures at the
moving picture shows will be part of
the program if they can be obtained.
Most of the districts into which the
league has divided Columbia will have
meetings this week called by their
temporary chairman. A chairman
will then be chosen for the rest of
the year and the work of the dis
trict planned. A number of assist
ants for the temporary chairmen have
been appointed, in order that as many
as possible of the women in each dis
trict may be reached.
The program committee expects to
get together a number of suggestive
programs for meetings in the various
districts. Some of the first will prob
ably be on typhoid fever or some
topic of immediate interest. It is the
intention of the league to ask the help
of the women's clubs in each district,
to get as many people interested as
TALK ELECTRIC LINE
Saline County Business Men
Here to Confer With
Twenty-five men from Saline and
Lafayette Counties came to Columbia
this afternoon to confer with the
members of the Commercial Club
about the proposed St. Louis-Kansas
City electric line. The men repre
sent Marshall, Arrow Rock and Hig
ginsville. No statement was made
concerning the details to be taken up
beyond the fact that the meeting was
to revive Interest in the project.
A short session was held late this
afternoon and another will be held
Lectures by Prof. Eraberson.
Prof. R. H. Emberson returned Sun
day from a trip to Lincoln County.
Friday night he addressed a patron's
meeting on "The School as a Social
Center." Saturday morning he spoke
on "The Work of the Teacher" and In
the afternoon on "Cooperation of
Patrons." Lincoln County is holding
a series of such meetings to create a
greater interest in the schools.
This happened on Missouri ave
nue. Mrs. W at 7
Missouri avenue advertised a
modern room for rent in the
Missourian's Classified Column.
There were ten applicants for
the room inside of 24 hours.
Formerly Mrs. W adver
tised her rooms by placing a
card in the window of her home
or on a bulletin board.
Now she uses the modern form
of advertising her wants in the
Missourian classified column.
And she has no trouble in keep
ing her rooms rented.
And she gets a desirable class
of roomers, for she can take her
pick from the large number who
Classified ads bring greater re
sults la proportion to cost than
any other form of advertising.
They are unexcelled for lost
and found articles, rooms to
rent, houses to rent or for sale,
and dozens of other miscellan
eous articles for sale or exchange.
J. L. WHITESIDES' FATHER DIES
Funeral Senrlres for Boose County
Mao Will Be Held Tomorrow.
Thomas L. Whitesides, the father
of J. L. Whitesides, chief of police,
died at his home at 811 North Coats
street at 3 o'clock this morning. He
had been sick with stomach trouble
for some time.
The funeral services will be held at
the Bethlehem Church, fifteen miles
north of Columbia, at 1 o'clock tomor
row, and the burial will be in the
church cemetery. The Rev. A. W.
Pasley, an elder of the church, will
conduct the funeral services.
Mr. Whitesides was born in Clark
County, Ky., in 1849. He came to
Boone County when he was a child
and lived on a farm near Woodland
ville in the northwest part of the
county until about eight years ago,
when he retired and moved to Colum
bia. Mr. Whitesides is survived by a
widow, five sons and one daughter.
J. L. Whitesides is the oldest son.
The other sons are J. M., E. P., T. D.
and H. C. Whitesides. The daughter
is Mrs. Roy Cornelius, the wife of
a university employe.
Special Road Commissioner
Succeeds Himself The
Vote Was 7 to 4.
John L. Dodd was re-appointed
special road commissioner late this
afternoon. The vote of the council
and court was 7 to 4. Judge J. A.
Stewart, proposed by Mayor St. Clair,
was his opponenr.
The appointment came after a sharp
contest over the office. E. W. Steph
ens and William Hirth spoke for Mr.
Dodd. The mayor supported Judge
O. P. Ballew of Centralia and Sam
uel Spelman of Sturgeon were elect
ed road commissioners of their re
spective special road districts, this
morning. J. H. Cruse represented the
mayor and city council of Centralia
at the election. Mayor George R.
Laxton carried proxies for the coun
cllmen of his city. The election of
commissioner to a special road dis
trict is made by the mayor and city
council of the city in the district to
gether with the county court.
Mr. Ballew will succeed H. L. Lib
bey in the Centralia district and Mr.
Spelman will succeed his brother, D.
G. Spelman. Each is chosen for a
term of three years.
TO EXAMIXE ALL PUPILS' TEETH
Arrangements fr Inspection Will Be
The Columbia members of the State
Dental Association have volunteered
to examine, free of charge, the teeth
of the students in the public school?
here. The school board has agreed
to equip a room with chair and instru
ments necessary for making the ex
"The teeth of the students will be
examined at least once a year," said
J. E. McPherson, city superintendent
of schools. "Instructions on how to
preserve the teeth will be given and
some work will be done on the teeth
of the students whose parents are not
able to pay for the work. The details
of the arrangements have not been
worked out as yet."
A meeting will be held in the office
of Dr. R. M. Burgess tonight for the
purpose of completing the arrange
ments. TO BEGIX FOOTBALL PRACTICE
Coach Schulte Will Start Work Xext
Week Cups as Awards.
Spring football practice will begin
next week with H. F. Schulte, the new
assistant coach, in charge. A call
will be issued to all who expect to try
for the team next fall and also for
those who wish to take the work as
The work will consist of a general
conditioning work with talks on the
game. Outdoor work will begin as
soon as possible and each man will be
given individual instruction.
WHY HUX TO FIRE, AXYWAYI
Wcslmotint Bus Breaks Down Taking
People to Bowling House Fire.
The Westmount bus is in the repair
shop on account of a broken drhe
shaft. The bus broke down Sunday
morning on Paris road while on the
way to the fire at the home of C. B.
Bowling. A new drive shaft has been
ordered but It Is not known how long
it will be before it reaches here.
"Why should the bus be run to the
fire, anyway?" one of the stockholders
There was no answer.
BONDS TO PAY FOR
NEW MOTQR TRUCK
City Council Will Decide on
Machine at a Special
AUTO AGENT HERE
Men Sent to Chicaco to In
vestigate Equipment Re
turned Last Night.
A special meeting of the City Coun
cil will be held tonight to hear the
report of the Special Committee sent
to Chicago to investigate motor fire
engines. The committee returned last
night. Fountain Rothwell, chairman
of the committee, said this today of
the committee's trip:
"We are going to purchase a motor
truck at this meeting. The committee
has not fully decided what machine
will be recommended. But the $5,500
engine of the Anderson Coupling and
Fire Supply Company impressed the
committee very favorably."
It is almost certain that this ma
chine will be recommended for pur
chase. It is equipped with chemical
extinguisher and carries 1,000 feet of
water hose. The price is practically
the same as for other machines. But
the shape and equipment of this ma
chine appeals to the committee. They
have photographs of several fire
trucks. A representative of the firm
is now in Columbia.
Mr. Rothwell said the council prob
ably would issue current revenue
bonds to pay for a machine. The
money will have to come from the
general revenue fund and at present
there is no money for the purchase.
Mayor W. S. St. Clair said today
that nothing more could be done to
ward reducing insurance rates ex
cept providing good fire apparatus.
He has written several insurance
companies asking for reduced rates
with the purchase of new equipment.
Mr. St Clair thinks they will reduce
rates as soon as the purchase is made.
The special committee which went
to Chicago met this afternoon to dis
cuss the recommendations it would
make to the council.
PLAX CLASS MEET AT GYM
Freshman-Sophomore Contest Will Be
Held Febraary SI.
A freshman-sophomore indoor track
meet will be in Rothwell Gymnasium
the night of February 21. New events
In this meet will be a cane-spree in
three weights: over 150 pounds, be
tween 135-150 pounds and under 135
pounds. The contestants in this event
will be given a hold on an oak bar
and the one that gets the bar away
from the other wins the event A po
tato race and tug-of-war will be de
cided. Other events are: 30-yard dash, 30
yard high hurdles, 30-yard low hurd
les, 12-pound shot-put, pole vault and
high jump. There also will be a 3-
lap race, 440-yard run, 880-yard run
and a mile run.
Ribbons will be given to the indi
vidual winners and a banner to the
winning class. Captains will be elect
ed at a meeting of the classes Satur
day. SMASHED IXTO LIGHT POLE
Mule Team on Broadway CaHsed Some
A mule team showed yesterday that
the standards supporting the lights
for Columbia's white way are sub
stantial as well as ornamental, and
that a Missouri mule can cause much
excitement without doing much dam
age to himself. This particular team.
pulling a load of wheat, became fright
ened at an automobile near the Baptist
Church and started down Broadway.
They made good progress until they
reached Tenth and Broadway. Hero
they "skidded" and ran the wagon
tongue Into the electric light stand
ard near Branham-Hinkle. with a
mule going on each side. No one was
hurt and little damage was done.
AMES BEAT TIGERS 23 TO 21
Will Play Aggies Tomorrow and Kan
sas Friday nnd Saturday.
Missouri lost to Ames at basketball
last night by a score of 23 to 24. No
details of the game came with the
The Tigers play the Kansas Aggies
tonight, and tomorrow they will rest
In Manhattan in preparation for the
games with the University of Kansas
at Lawrence Friday and Saturday