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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1913
NO WATER FOR FIRE
NEAR POWER PLANT
Firemen Helpless at Burning
of Samuel Enochs' Home
NOT ENOUGH HOSE
Neighbors Awaken Owner
While Flames Shoot
FAIR AMI WARMER TOMORROW
But Forecast of Weather Rurcan
Says Temperature About 8 Tonight.
The forecast is clearing weather
this afternoon or tonight; continued
cold with the temperature about 8.
It will he fair and slightly wanner to
morrow. The temperatures:
7 a.m 14 11 a.m IS
8 a.m 14 12 (noon) 22
9 a.m 14 1 p.m 22
10 a.m 24 2 pin 21
Fires Since January 1.
January 11: The Kappa Alpha
fraternity house was damaged to the 'P'O'sical section of the Scientific As-
LECTL'KE RY W. A. TARR
Srlentltlr Association Will Hear Him
Talk on l'elroleuni.
"The Accumulation of Petroleum"
will he the subject of an illustrated
lecture by William Arthur Tarr. in
structor in geology and mineralogy at
the University of Missouri, before the
txteiit of about $S,000. It has been
rebuilt and will be occupied about the
middle of March.
January 17: The Athens bowling
lley was slightly damaged by lire.
Loss amounted to ?3.
January 22: The home of Kvcrett
McCreary, at 4 College avenue, was
destroyed by fire. The house was
alued at $3,000; insurance $2,000.
f January 2S: Marshall Walker's
home on Rosemary lane was destroyed
by fire: The house had just been
built and had not yet been occupied.
Loss amounted to about ?l.o00.
February 1: A house at 14 College
avenue, owned by W. L. Hays, was
damaged to the extent of $400.
February 9: The home of C. B.
sociation of the University, at 7:30
o'clock Saturday night in the lectur;
room of the Engineering Building.
The lecture, which is open to the
public, will discuss the most recent
additions to the knowledge of the
modes of the accumulation of
CHOOSE YOUR MEN
Names nf Democratic Can
didates for Nominations
at Primary Filed.
27 MEN FOR 11 PLACES
Majority of Present Office
Holders Now Seeking
250 AT BETA HOUSE
Fraternity Opens New Home
With Reception to Fac
ulty and Students.
The formal opening of the new
house of the Beta Theta Pi fratern-
Bowling near More's station was de- ,,. ... ,. , , , , ,
ity was attended by nearly 220 people
stroyed. The loss was estimated at
about $23,000; $18,000 insurance on
the building and furniture and $5,000
on personal property.
Guitar's t.hoc store on Broadway
was destroyed; loss about $18,000.
February 4: J. W. Gordon's home at
1900 Paris road was partly burned.
j3le uulldinB was va,UC(l at $3,500 and
jU insured for $2,000.
"February 19: A two-story house
on Sexton road, owned by Nathan
King was destroyed. The loss
amounted to about $5,000.
February 25: Gasoline exploded in
the kitchen of the home owned by
Mrs. M. E. Rldgcway at 209 Christian
College avenue. The building was
February 2C: The garage at 10S
South Ninth street, owned by F. W.
Medermeyer burned. Including the
loss of automobiles owned by other
persons and the damage to the Vir
ginia Building, the total loss was es
timated at $36,000.
February 27: The home of Samuel
Enochs at 809 Belmont avenue was
destroyed A defective flue is sup
posed to have been the cause. The
loss estimated at about $900.
The total loss from fires since the
first of the year has amounted to ap-
iin three blocks of the water
and light plant and with no water
to fight fire, was a condition the fire
department had to meet last night
'lien the home of Samuel Enochs at
80S Belmont avcnife burned. The
nearest water plug was at More's
switch about three blocks away. One
thousand feet of hose was stretched
but ever then the water could not be
brought within 100 feet of the house.
The fire, caused by a defective flue,
started about 9:30 o'clock. The house
'as of six rooms. It was insured for
$1,100. Most of the furniture was
Mr, Enochs, who is an old soldier
and about TO years of age, was asleep
ben the roof caught fire. He was
the only member of the family at
home. Ills two sons were down town
at a picture show. Neighbors ran to
the house and gave the alarm.
crowd that generally assembles
last night. The reception lasted
from 8:30 o'clock until midnight.
Members of the faculty of the Uni
versity, representatives from the fra
ternity at Kansas, Westminster and
Washington universities and from the
other Greek letter organizations here
attended. In the receiving line were:
Lee Tate, the president of the chapter,
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hill, Dr. and Mrs.
Walter McNab Miller, Dr. and Mrs. J.
C Jones, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Rob
nett The house was decorated with large
palms and American Beauty roses.
the chapter flowers. The house is one
at the most costly and best equippev
in Columbia. The woodwork is oak
with the natural finish. The walls
paneled half way to the ceiling and
the plaster will be covered with tapes
try. The furniture is of oak. which
harmonizes with the finish of the
woodwork. The few pictures arc ex
cellent photograph copies of paintings
by Raphael and Rembrandt.
The out-of-town guests and alumni
who attended the reception last night
were: W. G. Krause, Walter Will,
Holt Tipton, Paul Van Dyke. J. C.
Mills, Judge Leonard Wadell, S. A.
Due, Roland Montcguc, E. L. Marshall,
Scott Gardner, G. J. McCune, Arthur
Rogers, F. H. Kcntron and W. F. Buck
ner. Tonight a formal dance will be giv
en for the visiting alumni and the
guests who arc in Columbia at this
time. The chaperons for tonight are:
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Jones, Dr. and Mrs.
Walter McNab Miller, Mr. and Mrs.
D. A. Robnett. Mr. and Mrs. I. O.
Hockaday and Mr. and Mrs. Berry
A banquet tomorrow night will end
the three days' celebration of the for
mal opening of the chapter house.
Candidates for the city offices will
be chosen next Thursday, March 6.
This is the date of the Democratic
primary and Democratic nomination
is usually equivalent to election here.
Yesterday was the last day for the
filing of the names or candidates, and
no candidate failed to file his name.
The offices to be filled are those of
mayor, treasurer, attorney, assessor,
chief of police, police judge, collector,
and one councilman in each ward.
W. S. St. Clair, the present mayor,
is again a candidate for that office.
He has as his opponent W. P. Moore,
agent for the Columbia Coal Com
pany. Mr. St. Clair is a minister and
is now in the real estate business.
Mr. Moore was born near Newark,
Knox County, Mo., in 1S44. He has
lived in Columbia seven years and
has educated his four sons at the
University W. E. Moore, now man
aging editor of the Chicago Inter
Ocean; G. II. Moore, a lawyer in St
Louis; H. L. Moore, in the advertis
ing business; and J. E. Moore, in the
lumber trade in St. Louis.
Has Held Several Offices-.
In 1SC7 Mr. Moore was collector
for the third district of Missouri
under Andrew Johnson. He was a
member of the city council of La
Grange, Mo., for two years, and just
before coming to Columbia he held the
office of city comptroller of Quincy,
III., for three years.
The office of treasurer has only one
candidate, W. E. Smith, cashier of
the Exchange National Bank and the
present holder of the office.
Two University of Missouri gradu
ates are candidates for city attorney.
W. M. Dinwiddle is running for a sec
ond term. His opponent is D. W. B.
Kurtz, Jr., a graduate of the Univer
sity in both medicine and law. Be
fore taking his law course Mr.
Kurtz practiced medicine in Kansas.
There are three candidates for the
TIGERS LOSE LAST
GAME OFTHE SEASON
Kansas Basketball Team Wins
the Contest With a
K. U. THE CHAMPION?
Division First Place to Jay-
hawkers if They Defeat
THIS COW AX ORJECT LESSOX
Animal in Apparently Fine Condition
Condemned for a Disease.
A severe lesson was driven home
yesterday when a post-mortem ex
amination revealed that the apparent
ly healthy cow which was recently
purchased by Albert N. Fenton of Co
lumbia for family use was found by
Dr. L. S. Backus of the veterinary de
partment of the University, to be suf
fering from tuberculosis.
A month ago Fenton purchased a
cow, in excellent condition apparent
ly. He intended to ship it to Canada
for his family use. Before shipping
he thought that he would have it ex
amined, probably to sec the merits of
the cow rather than to search for a
disease in what looked to be a healthy
Inability to shoot baskets caused animal. He was surprised when Dr.
the Tigers to lose the last basketball H. B. Adair condemned his fine cow-
game of the season to Kansas. The,for having the dangerous disease.
IN PEACE CONGRESS
President Hill and Prof. M.
O. Hudson Among Com
IN ST. LOUIS IN MAY
Delegates A re Expected From
Ever)' State and Every
TKACK TEAM TO KAXSAS CITY
atTPPS was sIow '" arriving. But in relay.
Will Compete With K. C. A. C. Relay
Team XichoNon Meets Case.
Eleven men of the Missouri track
squad left this afternoon to compete
in the Kansas City Alhietic Club meet
tomorrow night. Smith, Hutsell,
Chapman and Murphy will run against
a team of K. C. A. C. men in a two-
mile relay. Hutsell, Knoblc, Murphy
and Brcckner will run in the one-mile
pite of slippery streets, wire fences
and rough ground, persons were there
from every part of town.
HIS FIRM TO MILD LIXE
Letter Kerch cri Here From Cross
Slate Road Contractor.
J. Edward Cole, attorney and coun
sellor at law. of Norfolk, Va.. presi
dent of the National Contracting Cor
poration, has written Dean Walter
Williams of the School of Journalism
of the University of Missouri that the
corporation of which Mr. Cole is
President has contracted to build the
St. Louis-Kansas City electric railway.
Mr. Cole says that he is informed the
Project "meets with public favor and
Is supported by public Interests."
tb National Contracting Corpora
tion 'chartered under Virginia laws
Ith a capital of $20,000,000.
Thatcher will compete in the shot
put, low hurdles and dash events.
Floyd is entered in the pole vault.
Nicholson will run against Hazen of
Kansas and Case of Illinois in a high
hurdle race. He is also entered in
the high 'jump.
Terry and Wickham will run in the
one-mile open race, if not needed as
alternates in the relays.
DEAX WILLIAMS GIVES TALK
Columbia High School Pupils near
University Man on 'Jonrnallsm.'
"Journalism as a profession" was
the subject of a talk by Dean Walter
Williams of the School of Journalism
at the Columbia High School this
morning. Dean Williams' talk was
tho first of a series of talks arranged
for the high school by Prof. E. B.
Cauthorn, its principal.
office of assessor. J. II. Barnett, the
present assessor, is a candidate for
re-election. S. G. Tipton is also run
ning for that office. Mr. Tipton has
spent his life as a school teacher,
farmer, and merchant. The other
candidate is R. L. Withers, who was
assessor for four years, from 1904 to
1908. For six years he was city
wcighmastcr, and once was a deputy
For Police Chief.
J. L. Whitesidcs is again a candi
date for chief of police. He has
against him James Hale, in the real-
estate business; It. M. Wj-att, for
three terms constable; and T. J. Hat-
ton, of the Hatton Brothers, wall-pa-perers
and painters, the outgoing
councilman from the First ward.
The office of collector has four can
didates: H. J. Bouchelie, tho present
collector; Berry W. Jacobs, in the
insurance business; W. F. Hodge, of
tle J. It. Somcrville and Company,
insurance and loans, and formerly
circuit clerk; E. W. James, in the
J. T. Stockton is a candidate for
re-election to the office of police
judge. Mr. Stockton has brought
some notice to himself because of his
system of records. II was recom
mended by the Audit nnd Bond Com
pany of America as one of the most
complete records in use, and Mr.
Stockton lias since received a num
ber of inquiries concerning it. M. L
Edwards, a stonemason, formerly both
policeman and constable, is also a
candidate for the office, as 13 N. II.
Hickman, who held it in 1903.
The candidates for the four offices
in the council are: First ward; Wil
lard S. Coffman, grocer; C. D. Mat
thews, plumber, James W. Whltesides
and F. D. Alton, retired farmery sec
ond ward, S. II. Levy, proprietor of a
shoe store and W. B. Palmer of the
hardware firm of Palmer and John
son; third ward, W. J. Hetzler of
Hetzler Brothers, to succeed himself;
fourth ward, E. Sydney Stephens of
Stephens Publishing Company, to suc
Agricultural Students Dance Tonight
The students in the College of Ag
riculture will give a department dance
In Columbia Hall tonight
score was Kansas 34, Missouri 26.
Just before the whistle blew for the
end of the game a foul was called on
Missouri. Kansas was given the free
throw, however, and made it. The
score was counted.
A Kansas foul at the beginning of
the game gave Taaffe a chance to
start the scoring, but he failed to
make the basket. Immediately, a
Missouri foul gave Kansas the same
chance and they scored the first point
of the game on a free throw. Pal
freyman followed with a goal from
the field. Then Bernct's foul allow
ed Kansas to tie the score.
The team work of the Tigers was
successful in bringing the ball into
shooting distance but, as was the case
Wednesday night, the players were
unable to make many short shots.
Missouri made many more shots from
the field than did Kansas The ball
hit all around the basket, slid over
it, hit in it and bounded out again
but only ten went through.
Tigers Out on Fouls.
Missouri used seven men while Kan
sas only made one change. Palfrey-
man and Bcrnct were taken out of
the game because of four personal
fouls. Kansas did not lose a man on
personal fouls. The score at the end
of the first half was Missouri" 12,
Seventeen fouls w'ece called on
Missouri. Fifteen of them were per
sonal. There were eleven personal
fouls called on Kansas. "Red"
Brown, who was taken out of the
game Wednesday night for slugging.
did not play last night.
Greene, who refereed for the first
time here this season in the Kansas
games, kept the game moving all the
time. With Hoover as umpire, the
rooters saw two of the best officials
who have been here. Seldom did the
students question their decisions.
Tho Jayhawkers will play Washing
ton University tonight and tomorrow
night. They will have to win only
one of the games to win the cham
pionship of the southern division of
the Missouri Valley Conference. If
Washington should win both games
Missouri and Kansas will be tied.
The farmers and the lawyers played'
a preliminary game for the class
championship. The game was called
at the end of the first 'half with the
farmers in the lead 9 to 3. The Uni
versity Gym team gave an exhibition
between halves of the Varsity game.
The line up: Missouri: Taaffe, r.
f.; Bernct, Hyde, c; Palfreyman,
Stern, r. g.; Edwards (capt). 1. g.
Kansas: Sprouli, r. f.; Hite,
Bochm, 1. f.; Weaver, c; Dunmire, r.
g!; Grcenlees (capt)., 1. g.
Summary: Goals from field
Taaffe 6, Craig 2, Palfreyman 1, Ed
wards 1, Sprouli 3, Hite 4, Weaver
2, Grcenlees 3. Free throws
Taaffe 6 out of 13, Sprouli 2 out of
5, Dunmire 8 out of 12. Referee,
Greene (Dcnnison U.); umpire. Hoov
er, (Baker); scorer, Magcc (Missouri).
Delegates from every state in the
Union and from every American na
tion will gather in St. Louis May 1,
This is a very good lesson to the 2 and 3 for the Furth American
farmers and purchasers of cows ,'
gress, which, among other
said Dr. S. Sheldon, state veterinarian. thinSs- w,n Perfect a program for the
"It is certainly fortunate that no one ' ncxt Hasue Conference to be held at
has contracted the disease. I would thc HaSuc ln 1913
not be surprised but that from now President-elect Woodrow Wilson Is
on when a cow is to be boucht tin; nonorar' President of thc meeting
buyer will have it examined first. I
thc animal is for
Number of Patients Yesterday
Was Largest in Its
More ward patients were treated at
the Parker Memorial Hospital yester
day than in any other day in the his
tory of thc institution. Twenty-seven
patients were there beside the stu
dents who received dispensary treat
ment. The number of ward patients has
been large for the whole month, ac
cording to the superintendent. There
were twenty-five patients in the hos
pital February 1 and forty-four have
been admitted during the month.
"As a rule the majority of our pa
tients are students, but this month
that has not been thc case," said Dr.
Guy L. Noyes, superintendent. "Most
of the patients come from Boone
County, although some have been
treated from all over this part of the
Last month 192 students were treat
ed at thc hospital dispensary. This
dispensary is open daily to students
of the University.
IXSURAXCE ME.V ARE AXXIOCS
Alpha Phi Sienna Will Entertain.
The members of the Alpha Phi
Sigma sorority will give a party at
Read Hall from 2:30 to 5:30 o'clock
Saturday afternoon for all the fresh
men girls in the University. A stunt
program will be given in the first
part of thc afternoon and will be fol
lowed by a dance. The freshmen can
get their invitations from Mrs. I. Cunningham.
Inquiries Sent to Agents About Fires
The many fires that have occurred
in Columbia recently have brought
inquiries from the fire insurance com
panies that have agencies here.
A few days ago, one company, after
sustaining several losses, wrote to its
agent here and asked if "any town
was left." Thc agent said that he
intended to write back and say:
"Yes, but it's going fast. If you
want to see It you'll have to come
The members of a real estate and
insurance firm located here, say they
are sure that thc rate of insurance
will have to go up before long if thc
fires continue to be as frequent.
Y. W. C. A. TO ELECT OFFICERS
.Toplin Club to Sit for Pictnre.
The Joplin Club will sit for a Savi-
tar picture at tho Y. M. C. A. Building
at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning.
This was decided at a meeting last
Leo Wolfsohn on Chicago Xews.
Leo Wolfsohn, who completed last
semester the Journalism course at the
University, is on the copy desk of the
Chicago Dally News.
Xominnting Commiltec Will
The annual election of officers of
the V. W. C. A. will be held at the
regular weekly meeting Marcli 13. A
nominating committee, composed of
Sara Lockwood, Ruth Sedwick, Louise
Letts, Myra Harris and Mrs. J. G.
Babb will submit the nominations at
thc next meeting.
Miss Constance Latshaw, '12, spoke
yesterday about "The Healthy Chris
tian." She compared Bible study to
food, and the Sunday Schools and
other Christian organizations to the
"A healthy Christian," said Miss
Latshaw, "is nothing more nor less
than a holy Christian."
and President William II. Taft and
Senator Elihu Root are honorary vice
presidents. Congressman Richard
Bartholdt will serve as active presi
dent of the congress, while Andrew
Carnegie, who has donated $11,000
to establish an international peace
endowment fund, will serve as one of
the active vice-presidents.
The University or Missouri will be
represented in having President A.
Ross Hill as chairman of the edu
cational committee and Professor
Manlcy O. Hudson as chairman of the
program committee. Other Colum
bia people who are interested in the
movement and who will probably at
tend the meeting are the Rev. W. W.
Elwang. Mrs. F. W. Poor, Mrs. G. B.
Macfarlane, Dr. R. II. Jesse, former
president of the University, Dean W.
W. Charters of the School of Educa
tion and Mrs. Rosa In gels.
Committee at Work on Plans.
Preparations for the congress are
being made by the executive commit
tee, thc president of which is James'
E. Smith, former president of the
Business Men's League of St. Louis.
With Mr. Smith on the executive com
mittee is Walter B. Stevens, who was
secretary of the Louisiana Purchase
Delegates are being appointed by
governors, mayors, commercial clubs,
presidents of universities and presi
dents of peace societies. Indications
are that most if not all the other
countries of the Western Hemisphere
will be represented. The United
States alone has eighty peace socie
ties, all of which are expected to bo
represented at the congress. Each
state is entitled to ten delegates ap
pointed by the governor. No appoint
ments have been made for Missouri
The peace congress will dedicate
April 30 the Jefferson Memorial in St.
Louis, a $500,000 monument to thc
Louisiana Purchase, the greatest
peaceable acquisition of territory in
the world's history.
What War Costs.
Statistics compiled by Arthur Deer
in Call of Washington, D. C. executive
secretary of thc American Peace So
ciety, show that the world spends an
nually for war two billion dollars
enough to more than pay for tho
building of five Panama Canals a
year. The United States spends an
nually 72 per cent of her revenues for
JOURXALISTS TO MEET TOXIC!!!'
Mrs. Mos on Woman Suffrage.
Mrs. Luella W. St. Clair Moss, presi
Department Will Deride About Hav
ing Yellow Extra Stunt Week.
Students in thc School of Journal
ism and prc-journaiists. will meet at
7:30 o'clock tonight to decide about
having tho Yellow Extra during Stunt
Week. The editor of the extra and
the chairman of the play committee
will tell their ideas to the students.
Thc meeting will be held In Room 100,
If thc department docs not decide
to have the paper during Stunt Week,
U will probably appear during thc
latter part of April. A play will be
given in thc Auditorium on thc day
that thc extra is issued. W. E. Hall is
editor for this year.
Miss Zula Williams Leaves M. U.
Miss Zulu Williams, a former tcach-
dent of Christian College, will talk on cr of Liberty Ladies' College, who was
suffrage for women at thc meeting of
the Political Science Club tonight in
Room 24, Academic Hail. Thc meet
ing is open to thc public
House Passed Appropriation BID.
The educational appropriation bill,
which includes appropriations for the
University of Missouri and other state
educational institutions, has passed
the house of the General Assembly.
enrolled in the School or Education of
the University of Missouri thc sec
ond semester, returned to her home at
Lamar, Mo., today on account of her
Dean Mumford RecoTers From Illness.
F. B. Mumford, dean of the College
of Agriculture, who has been con
fined to his home by illness since
Monday was at his office today.