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UNIVERSITY MISSOUKIAN. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY It, 1M.
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f ', HARItY D. GUV - Managing Editor.
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J. Harrison Drown, President: Robert
8. Mann, Secretary; James G. Mar. Ward
A. Neff, Paul J. Thompson, II. J. McKay,
W. E. llall, T. S. Hudson, Iran II.
FIGHTING WITH GENERAL PRICE
The Recollections of Colonel Eli Hodge,
Southern Veteran, Who Is in Active
Business at 74 Years of Age.
Office: In Virginia Building, Down Stairs.
Entered at the I'ostoffice of Columbia, Mo.,
as second-class mall matter.
Two Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mall.
Address all communications to
THAT PROPOSED ELECTRIC LINE.
For the last two years we have
been hearing of electric roads to be
built across the state. So far these
roads have got no farther than blue
prints, will the present road meet
the same fate?
"We have started work, and that
work is to bo continued until the
road is built," are the encouraging
words of Judge D. C. Nevin, president
of the proposed road. Let us hope
that his prediction will prove true
and that nothing will come up, as
in former times, to cause the work
to be abandoned.
The road will be built some time,
although many of us may never live
to see it. There is too much rich
territory to be opened up and tcv
much coal to be reached for the road
not to be built.
At this time, forty-eight years after
the close of the war between the
states, it is unusual to And among the
active business men a veteran of that
war. Columbia has such a business
man in Colonel Eli Hodge, bookkeeper
at the Columbia Savings Bank. Al
though 74 years of age. Colonel Hodge
is strong and hearty and six days in
the week he can be seen at his desk
in the bank, where he has been for
more than fourteen years.
He enlisted on the Southern sidp
early in 1861 and his first experience
as a soldier was in wbat was termed
at that time the Boonville races.
quarters at Springfield. Here drill
and camp duties were about the only
pastimes for several months. Finally
the time came for breaking up camp
when a large Federal force moved on
Springfield and Price began a retreat
ing fight into Arkansas. During the
retreat young Hodge, who with his
entire company had been dismounted
at Lexington, became so footsore from
constant and forced marches that it
was impossible for him to keep up
with his company. He lagged until
he was entirely in the rear of the
army. One day as he was limping
painfully along, the late Rev. J. W.
The company of which he was a mem-
Robinson came galloping up from the
After all, some responsibility for
fires rests upon the builders of houses
and some responsibility upon the oc
cupants. We can not shift all respon
sibility upon a city council.
The Kansas City Star publishes a
"recipe for Kansas fruit cake." But
can real fruit cake be made in Kan
A MARRIAGE PROBLEM.
The state of Missouri allows a girl
13 years old to marry a man 18.
True, state statute requires parental
consent in case either party is under
age. But it is made mandatory upon
the recorder to Issue the license it
this provision is complied with. He is
allowed no discretion in the mattei
If the girl were 8 years old It would
be all the same.
A case of this kind recently hap
pened in Boone County. A young
girl who should now be attending
seventh grade school classes was giv
en the right to wed a young man ot
high school graduation age.
The case shows deficiency in the
law of the state regarding marriage.
The General Assembly has full power
to regulate the matter as it wishes.
It might forbid marriage between
couples so ridiculously young or else
give the recorder more discretion.
Possibly the bill recently introduced
in the Legislature providing for the
publication of the intention to marry
would stop many hasty, ill-timed and
too youthful marriages. Marriage
ceremonies need to be clothed in more
solemnity and sanctity. A step In
this direction is a step toward the
lessening of divorce. The marriage
problem is as acute as the divorce
Perhaps we central Missourians
will decide to build mat electric rail
SHORT COURSE SOCIETY ELECTS
Buchanan County Student Heads the
The Short Course Literary Society
held its last meeting ofthc year Fri
day night in the Agricultural Build
ing. The program was given by mem
bers who will complete the two-year
-winter course this week. Short talks
-were made by W. S. Holloway, W.
Vaughn, J. A. Loomls and W. 0.
Fuhlage. D. Phelan gave a reading
.and C. M. Jackson read an original
poem. Farewell addresses were made
by others of the graduating class.
A short business meeting was held
after the program. J. S. Moore, sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A. and his as
sistants received a vote ot thanks for
educational and social privileges ex
tended the short course students dur
ing their stay here. The following
officers were elected for next year:
President, J. V. Minor. Buchanan
County; vice-president. J. W. Pjle,
Macon County; secretary J. P. Josse,
St Louis County; tteasurcr M. SteoJi
rod. Date County; .,ergj-i.t-at-ann ;,
A. A. F-iutot, ISannn County. Th"
society closed nith the dLging of Old
ber reached Boonville unarmed. In
the distribution of arms a very com
mon, muzzle-loading squirrel rifle
was drawn by young Hodge. Armed
with this weapon the private felt able
to cope with a whole regiment of
The Southern (then state) troops
were under command of General John
S. Marmaduke and the Federals were
led by General Lyon. The battle re
sulted in a race for home on the part
of the Southern boys and the Feder
als occupied Boonville. Later in the
month of July he participated in a
skirmish near Fulton when a German
reirlment from Jefferson Cltv neared
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race for home by the Southern boys.
It began to look as though the whole
struggle was to consist of running
from the Yankees, but after the hard
won battle by General Sterling Price
at Wilson Creek, where the gallant
General Lyon fell, the Southern spirit
of the Missouri boys at home was
aroused and they eagerly entered the
recruiting camp established at Mar
shall, Mo. Young Hodge was one of
The Fight at Lexington.
The little army of recruits, number
ing ab6ut 3,000, reached General
Price's main command at Dry Wood,
near Fort Scott, shortly after the Wil
son Creek battle. General Price then
moved his entire command northward
to Lexington, Mo. He engaged the
Federal troops stationed there and
after a stubborn resistance they sur
An Incident witnessed by Colonel
Hodge in this battle illustrates the
daring bravery of General Price.
During the hottest part of the fight,
while shot and shell were filling the
air where Hodge and his company
were stationed. General Price appear
ed in their midst mounted on his fa
mous horse. While he was riding
back and forth giving orders to his
men the field glass which was sus-
yuuuuu at. nis siae was struck by a
grape shot or fragment of shell and
smashed fiat The general merely
bruBhed his hand over the place with
as little concern as if he had been
brushing away a fly, and resumed his
From Lexington General Price went
into camp for a time on Sack River.
George M. Wright, now living near
Centralia, was Colonel Hodge's bunk
mate. They had one blanket each.
One of these was spread down to He
on and the other was used in cover
ing. One night when they retired the
ground was soft from the heavy rains.
It turned suddenly cold during the
night and the ground froze. Wright
was the first to rise the next morning
and called sharply to Hodge to get
up. Hodge sprang to a sitting pos
ture, leaving a lock of his hair frozen
to the ground.
One day while In this camp James
F. Langston of Boone County and
Hodge got permission to go hunting
to procure some fresh meat Orders
were very strict against killing hogs,
chickens or other private property.
Late that evening the two hunters re
turned to camp each carrying a half of
a skinned "bear." Tne head, hide and
hoofs had been removed from thi
game for fear it should be pronounced '
a hog. The hunters divided with the J
regimental and company headquarters '
and no arrests were made. I
The Retreat Into Arkansas. '
General Price went into winter!
Federal advance, having just had a
single-handed saber encounter with a
Federal officer. Recognizing Hodge,
he called to him: "Jump up behind
me quick or the Feds will get you in
five minutes." Hodge waited for no
second Invitation and soon reached
his company in safety.
Following the retreat from Spring
field, came the battle of Pea Ridge,
in which Hodge received his only
wound during the war, a flesh wound
in the thigh. His blanket which he
carried with him at the time had nine
bullet holes in It
Hodge was In all the succeeding bat
tles of the Trans-Mississippi depart
ment Among the chief of these en
gagements were the battles of Spring
field and Cape Girardeau, Mo., Helena,
Little Rock and Jenkins Ferry, Ark.,
and the capture of the gunboat
Queen City on the White River in
Oa Recruiting Daty.
During the fall of 1864, when Gen
eral Price made his daring raid to the
Missouri River, Colonel Hodge was
detailed with sixty-four men from
General Jo Shelby's brigade to go ten
aajs m advance of General Price's
army to Northern Missouri for the
purpose of recruiting, with orders to
Join the main army when it reached
the Missouri River. But so rapid
were the movements of General Price
that it was impossible to collect the
recruits and meet him at any point
along the river.
Finally Colonel Hodge crossed the
Missouri River at Brunswick with his
recruits and encamped at Waverly.
After a hasty organization of the 485
men there, with Colonel Hodge chosen
to command, he moved this force up
the river in an endeavor to overtake
General Price. When he reached the
vicinity of Lone Jack he learned that
tne mam army was in full retreat
south with a large Federal force In
pursuit Realizing the impossibility
or making connection with the main
army, Colonel Hodge, after consulting
with the officers of his command, de
cided to move south alone, a hazard
ous undertaking with unarmed re
cruits, since the country was full of
Federal detachments from the pursu
After forced marches for six days
and nights until the men were so com
pletely exhausted that they could be
moved no further, encampment was
ordered about midnight The result
was that they ran sauarelv into a
Federal regiment the following morn
ing. Colonel Hodge was able to move
his command to the rear of the Union
army, but they soon gave pursuit, and
learning from the citizens along the
road that the Southerners were al
most entirely unarmed, they made a
dash and completely stampeded them.
Colonel Hodge reached the Arkansas
line witnV225 men out of the 485.
Just how many of the missing were
killed or captured has never been
After the War.
After the army disbanded at the
close of the war Colonel Hodge with
others followed their leader, General
Shelby, down Into Mexico. They
crossed the Rio Grande River at
Pedros Negros, where Colonel Hodge
participated in the burial of General
Shelby's worn and battered battle flag
in the waters of the Rio Grande.
General Shelby and a part ot his
men Joined the army of Emperor
Maximilian, who was then engaged
In an effort to put down the revolution
in that country. Colonel Hodge, how
ever, first engaged in cotton farming,
but being a stranger in the country
and unfamiliar with the Spanish lan
guage, he found it difficult to. obtain
a foothold in any lucrative business.
In 1868, nearly three years after the
close of the war, he returned to the
To Talk oa Fire BetardatleH.
H. B. McMaster, commissioner of
the Associated Metal Lath Manufac
turers of Youngstown, Ohio, will de
liver an Illustrated lecture on
Retardation" at 4:30 o'clock Tut
afternoon in the physics lecture
In the Engineering Building.
How About That Week.
Editor the Missourian: One of the
chief objections to Stunt Week, which
has not yet been pointed out, is the
loss of a whole week to all the stu
dents in the University. As at present
proposed, the plan is to have com
mencement Week with its stunts come
before examination week. This would
throw examination week a week later, i
and would work inconvenience on
some students hardships on others.
It would keep the students here till
the middle of June, when formerly
most of them were able to leave Co
lumbia by the third or fourth day of
the month. To the student who works
during the summer vacations, which
means most of us, the week's delay
may mean the loss of a good Job,
beside the loss of the week's pay,
and the Increase of his expenses
A stunt every day would become
tiresome, where a stunt a month is
a pleasant break in the monotony ot
the spring term. If we must entertain
our visitors, let the seniors give a
stunt or two. They should not feel
obliged to call on the underclassmen
to help them out
lire per cent
or the rroflts.
FIe per cent
or the Front.
Co-Op sales at noon yesterday were equal to the full day's
business last year for the third day after class work began for
the second semester.
Is it a notebook you want?
Three Oxford notebooks
for 10 cents. Co-Op 10R
paper is sold for only 25
cents for 4 full packages.
On all student supplies
bought, you get profits in
proportion to your purchas
es. Big business at the Co
Op means money for you.
THE STORB AT TOUR DOOR
la Academic Hall
Flo par eont
or (ho Pronto.
or tfco Profits.
Classified IVant Ads
THEIR SUPPERS BY AUCTION
Box Lunches Are Bid for at Christian
EndeaTor Valentine Social.
Suppers were auctioned at the Val
entine box social given by the Christ
ian Endeavor Friday night. The so
cial was held in the basement of the
Christian Church. Box lunches were
furnished by the young women.
The evening was spent playing old
fashioned games. Thomas Reed and
Ralph Bessee were auctioneers. The
boxes sold at from $1.50 to $2.50
apiece. The proceeds will be put into
the Christian Endeavor treasury.
The cost of Missourian want ads is hut a finlf vnr rrri -
day. They bring greater results in proportion to cost than 1
any other form of advertising. Phone vour wants to 55.
BOARD AND ROOM
Freshman Truck Squad.
A track squad for freshmen only
is to be organized. The first meet
ing will be held in Rothwell Gym
nasium at 7:15 o'clock tomorrow
night Coach Schulte will be In
charge. All freshmen are asked to
Join the squad, whether they have
ever done track work or not
TO RENT Club or fraternity
house. Fifteen rooms. Completely
furnished. Ready for occupancy.
Phone 46 or see Columbia Rental &
Insurance Agency. D6J
TO RENT One-half block north of
Agricultural Building, 403 Matthews.
Two very desirable rooms for quiet
young men. Reasonable. (d5t)
Students desiring to secure posi
tions as teachers for the year 1913-14,
please call at Room 10, Academic Hall,
between 12 and 1 o'clock on Tues
day and Thursday, or between 11:30
and 1 o'clock on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, to enroll with the com
mittee on recommendation. The lists
are now being made up and early at
tention to the matter Is desirable.
TO RENT One large front room to
young men. 806 Missouri avenue.
TO RENT Three rooms at 307 Col
lege. Phone 515 red. (d4t)
TO RENT Nice southeast room.
716 Missouri avenue. Phone 582
TO RENT Large furnished front
room. 13 Allen Place. ftfl
TO RENT One room
TO RENT Furnished
door from campus, $8.
phone 448 white.
at 314 Hltt
TO RENT Rooms for young-men.
722 Missouri Ave. (dl2tl
TO RENT To men, two large, well
heated rooms. 600 South 9th street
dog known. Affectionate and reliable.
watcn aog. Don't you want a pal?
See Dr. Cutler. Phone 767 black.
FOR SALE Good cord wood In any
quantity. L. p. Stephens, phone 694 1
WANTED Work by a negro boy,
18 years old. Phone Charity Organ
ization, 889, between 1:30 and 2:30
WANTED Work by studeut foi
room and board. Address A., care
WANTED Man with small capital
to handle live enterprise in spare time.
Have county right Address "R" care
TO RENT Two
board if desired.
Phone 448 red.
510 South 5th.
A CANDY SHOP
conveniently located for you.
go this place is ever near.
Then, too, the candies here arc pure
The Busy Bee Candy Shop
9th and Broadway Kallaris Bros.
TO RENT A three-room cottage.
puiwjr mruisuea, jutt uass avenue;
water in the yard; $10 per month.
Apply 811 College avenue or phone
898 red. (dl2t)
TO RENT Neatly furnished
rooms; all modern conveniences;
board if desired. Call 1318 Anthony
street or phone 625 black. (d6t)
TO RENT Furnished house for
six months; near University. Low
rent; to small family. Phone 282.
FOR SALE Pit bull terrier pups.
Prince Burke strain. Best all around
S.M. HARDAWAY Plays for dan
ces, rnone 186 green. (dl2t)
xuuaix men deficient in English
should Investigate 1405 Anthony.
Room and tutor. (d8t)
WANTED Every student organiza
tion in the University to give us a
chance at their printing. Programs,
letterheads. Envelopes, Placards,
Posters, or anything In the lob nrlnt.
lug line. Rush orders our specialty.
our new location, 804 Walnut street.
New Guitar Building. Phone 43L
Columbia Printing Co. (d26)
WANTED Few boarders; home
cooking. Also one pleasant room.
714 Missouri avenue. Phone 54$
AUTOMOBILES We have several 3
used automobiles which we will sell i
at a bargain. See them at the garage.
John N. Tnvinr uiw M
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ieea. uail 504 white.
SEE DR. DAVIDSON for
glasses. Office second floor
GO SKATING at the Roller Rink
tonignt admission 25c: half block -M
north of Wabash Station. Oh, the
Joy of gliding around the hall!
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