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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1913
EIGHT PAGES THIS ISSUE
DEftTH HILTS THREE
n I Q iiill
Ui Hi hi t-u
Anniversary Meeting Was
Stopped by News of J. S.
Branham s Death.
THIRD IN FOUR YEARS
Affair Was Planned to Cele
brate Eleventh Birthday
of Columbia Chapter.
Having three luncheons in four
years broken up by deaths in the
families of mem tiers, mis ueen me
misfortune of the local chapter of
iLe Daughter of the American Revo
lution. Last Wednesday, at the lunch
eon given a' liie Athens Hotel, just as
a toast was being given, the news of
the death of J. S. Branham was
brought in. Mrs. Branham was at
tending the affair and out of respect
to her tin- oilier members left the
hotel. Four ears ago a similar
luncheon wjs to he given, but the
death of a sister of the regent caused
the invitations to be recalled. The
next year another death changed their
plans for an anniversary dinner.
Last Wednesday was the eleventh
birthdav of the Columbia chapter.
Some affair has beeii given each year
on December 10 to celebrate the
founding of the organization here.
Reception-:, teas and luncheons have
all been sicn. This year a luncheon
was planned and place cards that
were to be used three years ago were
to be us.'d then. Each member was al
lowed to invited one guest. There were
fifty-two in attendance. Mrs. G. B.
McFarland gave the toast "Modern
Revolutions." Miss Tcmplin spoke
on "A Message from Mars" and Mrs.
S. B. Thompson gave the toast
Mrs McFarland is the founder of
the organization here. At one time
she was regent of the local chapter
and she now holds the office of state
regen'. The present regent is Mrs.
J. r. Lawson and Mrs. E. W. Stephens
ARTHUR VAN GUNDY IDENTIFIED
3Ies;.o From .Hertford, Okla., Gncs
Name of Unknown Dead Traveller.
The "(ipntity of the unknown man
who !; d on the Wabash train near
Centt .!'. Tuesday afternoon was
found to be Arthur Van Gundy of
Edwardsiille, III., this afternoon. A.
messasi' received from persons in
Oklahoma by Coroner E. G. Davis
said !a- relatives of the man -would
soon b here to claim the body.
The old man died on the train
with no ttar-e as to his name or desti
nation .vipt a ticket bought in St.
Louis or Med ford, Okla. There was
also an old crumpled envelope in his
pocket with a name scribbled on it
which could not he clearly made out.
CAB V RET AT THE BANQUET
E. W. Stephens Will Be Toastmaster
al Football Dinner.
The announcement of a cabaret to
be given at the football banquet has
increased the number of sales of the
tickets. Besides the cabaret to be
featured plans are being made to
have the latest songs and dances
from "The Girl and the Bomb."
The banquet will be Tuesday at
6:30 o'clock at the Virginia Grill.
The toastmaster will be E. W.
Stephens. Toasts will be given by
Prof. c. L. Brewer, H. F. Schulte,
Captain "Chuck" Wilson, Captain
Elect J. A. Clay. E. Sidney Stephens,
H. A. Collier. .1. Sidney Rollins, L. N.
Defoe and Judge .1. D. Lawscji.
TO RKTUHN MONA LISA
Picture Will Be Taken lo
Under Itonr Guard.
By United Pre -
ROME, Dec. I?..- The return of the
famous paintins Mona Lisa, to France
is to he made an event of interna
tional interest. An exchange of cour
tesies between King Emmanuel and
President Poinmre i expected.
The Italian government will deliver
e Painting to the French Ambassa
or. Arrangements are being made
today to bring the picture from Flor
ence tinder heavy guard.
Twelve Take Bar Exams Tomorrow.
Twelve students in the School of
-j""- are going to Jefferson City to
"e the bar ,vnr. Ti-hinli -n-tll lio
jeW Monday, Tuesdnv and Wednes-
,.y- The-V are: p. 3. Gibson, Ralph
atm. R. L. rar1,lo;l( Myron Wit.
fs. H. E. Clark. Yrieey McFadden,
RolH? Wil,iams- c- w- Terry, C. B.
aj , J' L- MiiKaan. Louis Rasse
d james Hudson.
5.73 ROUND TRIP TO K. C.
Wabash Will Add Six Special Coaches
For Holiday Crowd.
Kansas City students will get a
round trip rate of $5.75 for the Christ
mas holidays. This rate holds good
December IS, 19, 20. The return
limit is January 5.
This low rate is only a part of the
accommodation which the Wabash is
offering the Kansas City students this
year. On Friday afternoon, the 4:30
train from Columbia will carry six
special coaches straight through to
Kansas City. They will go to Moberlv.
and then be hooked onto the through
train, arriving in Kansas City at 9:30.
On the return trip, from January 1 to
January 5, there will be one extra
coach on each train. There will be
a special accommodation of two tour
ist sleepers and one chair car on the
11:30 train Sunday night January 4.
There will be an extra coach on
trains leaving Thursday and Saturday.
Earl Lind, general freight and pass
enger agent, said that these rates were
a part of a system to make the Kansas
Citians boosters of the Wabash.
500 AMERICANS FLEE
Fighting Worse at Tampico,
Admiral Fletcher Takes
By United Tress.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13. The
situation in Tampico is rapidly grow
ing worse. Americans have been or
dered out of the city by Admiral
Fletcher of the U. S. Navy. Five hun
dred refugees on the vessels Wheel
ing and Topeka were transferred to
the warships. Rhode Island, Vir
ginia and New Jersey. Fighting con
tinues about Tampico Harbor. Mexi
can gunboats are shelling the rebels.
When the federals and constitu
tionalists alike hanged their prisoners
of war in full view of the American
Fleet and the inhabitants of Tampico.
Admiral Fletcher sent an officer
ashore to protest in the name of
humanity against the violation of the
VERA CRUZ, Dec. 13. The rebels
at Tampico are now attempting to
repair the railroads so they can bring
more artillery from Victoria to off
set the shells from the federal gun
boats in the harbor.
EAGLE PASS, Tex., Dec. 13. Mes
sages from General Joapuin say that
Torreon, Gomez, Palacio, and Lerdo
have been retaken from the constitu
tionalists and four hundred persons
were killed in the battles.
CHIHUAHUA, Mex., Dec. 13. The
American Consul here has been in
structed to intervene in behalf of
Spanish citizens whose lives are in
GALVESTON, Tex., Dec. 13. The
transport, Sumner, sailed today for
Tampico, carrying rations for 500 peo
ple. The ship will arrive there Mon
Delta Chi New Sorority at Christian.
A chapter of Delta Chi, a national
sorority, has been established at
Christian College. The following girls
are charter members: Dema Barton,
Cecil Cobb, Helma Gibson, Goldie
Terry, Bettie Brimen, Glorietta Pixley,
Mildred Bellamy, Ester Marshall,
Vedia Smith, Grace Greenwood and
White Sox anil Giants at Sea.
Rv United Press.
HONG KONG, Dec. 13. The tour
ing White Sox and Giants today are
at sea on the way to Manila, P. I.,
where they are scheduled to play on
Sunday and Monday. They are to be
received formally by United States
government officials at the metropolis
of the Islands.
Workmen's Compensation Acts Please.
Rv Hinted Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 13. Great satis
faction, both among employes and
employers, is found in all states -where
workingmen's compensation has been
enacted, according to a report submit
ted today to the National Civic Federa
tion now in session here.
Offers to Hans for Condemned Woman
Hv United Tress.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Dec. 13. W.
L. C. McCIeary of Toledo, Ohio, by
letter, todav offered to take the place
of Mrs. Bessie Wakefield on the
scaffold if the woman was denied new
trial. His reason is that she may re
turn to her children.
2S00 Indianapolis Teamsters Return
nr.onivr.Tnv Tl. C. Dec. IS.
Twenty-eight hundred of the Indian
apolis teamsters agreed to return to
work today according to the Depart
ment of Labor.
UNION PEACE SERVICE
Charles E. Beals, Secretary
American Peace Society,
to Deliver Address.
GLEE CLUB TO SING
several instruments. The overture
Regular Services This Morn- played by Bachaus is a piano tran-ino-
nt rl-mCnliimhiii Iscription by Saint-Saens.
I mous of Beethoven's piano sonatas,
Today is the annual Peace Sunday dedicated to Waldstein, a German
in Columbia. To observe the day the nobleman from whom Beethoven re
churches of the city will join in a ' ceived much aid and encouragement
union meeting in the University Audi- especially in the first part of his ca
torium at 7:30 o'clock tonight to listen reer. The next number was Schu
to an address by Charles E. Beals, mann's Papillcns. This is a collec
Western secretary of the American Hon of twelve minute piano pieces,
Peace Society, on "The International written, not at one time, but in the
Peace Movement and its ReTatiou to interval of several years. These
the Socialization of Man." "butterflies" are supposed to tell little
Dr. It. H. Pesse will preside at the stories, and there has been much
meeting. The University Glee Club speculation as to the content of these
will furnish music. Last year at the stories. But since the composer
meeting Prof. J. W. Hudson deliv- never expressed himself definitely in
ered an address, "The Ethics of War." , this direction, every one must inter
The year previous the arbitration pret them for himself. Three melo
treaties of Great Britain and France dious Mendelssohn pieces followed
were considered. The meeting this Spring Song, Bee's Wedding, and
year promises not to lower the high Itondo Capriccioso,
standard set. ' The second half of the program be-
The Columbia Peace Society is gan with five well known, but always
affiliated with the Missouri Peace So- eagerly listened to, pieces by Chopin,
ciety and the American Peace Society, the short-lived (1S09-1S49) Polish
At the Christian church, "The Se- composer, the favorite in the draw
cret of Christ's Goodness" will be the ing rooms of English nobility: Bal
subject of the Rev. M. A. Hart's ser- lad. Nocturne' Impromptu, Prelude,
moti this morning. Morning worship
will begin at 10:4." o'clock and Sunday
School at 9:30 o'clock. Christian En
deavor will be held in the church at
6:30 o'clock this evening.
"The Place of Generosity in the Re
ligion of Jesus Christ," will be the sub
ject of the Rev. W. W. Elwang's ser-
mon at the Presbyterian Church this representing the bells and the lower
morning. Sunday School will begin lying harmonies. We are indebted
at 9:45 o'clock and church services at both to the pianist for his fine rendi
11 o'clock. ' t'on of these works and to Phi Mu
At the Baptist Church, the Rev. T. Alpha for giving us this opportunity.
W. Young will preach on "The Church j Max Meyer,
and the Social Problem." The morn-'
ing worship will begin at 11 o'clock,
Sunday School at 9:30 o'clock and B.
Y. P. U. at 6:30 o'clock in the even-
ing- Dajs Late fo President Hill.
The Rev. F. S. Bate will preach on Probably the four longest days of
Peace as his morning sermon at the President A. Ross Hill's life were
Calvary Episcopal Church. Holy Com- those between November 22 and No
munion will be held at 7:30 o'clock, vember 20. 1913. In a letter sen. this
snnrtnv Ri-tinni nt H-4n nVinnk nnrt . week to Leslie Cowan, secretary to
church at 11 o'clock. "The Prepara-
tion of the Apostles" will be the sub- cablegram sent him, following the
ject of Bible study Friday. Kansas game, was lost in the relay
At the Catholic Church first mass through Paris and did not reach him
will be held at 7 o'clock and high in Munich until the evening of No
mass at 10 o'clock. The subject of the member 2C.
sermon at high mass will be "Humil- Tllc President said, that while he
ifv the Wnv nf Penee." The evenimr hjwl faith in the Tigers and felt sure
meeting will be held at 7:30 o'clock.
The Rev. A. C. Zumbrunnen, assist
ant pastor, will preach at the morning
service at the Methodist church. Sun
day school will begin at 9:30 o'clock,
church at 10:45 o'clock, and Epworth
League at 6:30 o'clock.
TO SING OLD CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Cahary Episcopal Church to Revive
For the first time in the history of
the Episcopal Church in Columbia,
old time carols will be made a part
of the Christmas services. The car-
ols will be sung twice. The first time,
during the holidays at a date which
has not been decided upon yet, and
the second time will be on the evening
of Epiphany Day, January 6. The
second service is planned for the
students of the University.
There will be Christmas day services
at the Episcopal and Catholic church-
es. The other churches in the city
will not hold services on that day, ac-
cording to Dr. W. W. Elwang, of the WITWATERSRAND, South Africa,
Presbyterian church. There will be ! Dec. 13. Officials announced today
Christmas trees and other entertain-, the result of a census o motorcyles
ments for the children at all churches. 1 showing there were 2.600 of the sput
In the Catholic church, this will be sput machines imported into this dis
taken care of in the day schools, in , trict last year.
the other churches by the Sunday
Kcllool Returned From State Poultry Show.
' Services Christmas day at the Cath-, Dean p. B. Mumford returned yes
olic church will include a High Mass terday from the State Poultry Show
at 5 o'clock, Low Mass at 7 o'clock t Kansas City. Dean Mumford is an
and another High Mass at either 10 or advisory member of the state poultry
11 o'clock. Father T. J. Lloyd will board. The place of the next poultry
have a special Christmas day sermon, show has not been decided.
The Rev. T. F. Bate of the Episco-
pal church will preach a sermon and Mrs. Gibbons to Kentucky,
hold a celebration of the Holy Com-' Mrs. M. B. M. Gibbons and her
munion at 7:30 o'clock and the later , daughter, Miss Elizabeth Gibbons, left
service at 11 o'clock. yesterday for their home in Kentucky
Among the old carols which will be They will return to Columbia after
sung are Christmas Morn. The First; the Christmas holidays.
Nowell. Good King Wenceslaus, God 1
Rest" Merry Gentlemen, Sleep Carl Felker Taken Home W.
"I,! t, ., Hir viht The enrol Carl T. Felker, a student in the Col-
services, according to the rector, will i lege of Arts and Science has been ta
be made an annual part of the Christ- ken to his home at Jophn Mo Mr
observances at Calvary Episcopal , Felker has been s ick w, h fever at
! the Parker Memorial Hospital.
BACHAUS PLEASES AUDIENCE
Played 'Compositions of Beethoven,
Chopin, Liszt, Schumann and Others.
Wilhelm Bachaus, pianist under the
auspices of Phi Mu Alpha, Friday
night delighted a full house withan
excellent program beautifully exe
cuted. The first number on the pro
gram was the overture of one of
Bach's Cantatas. Cantatas are a kind
of dramatic songs, similar to the reci
tative in an opera, but usually with
a sacred text, sung by a single voice
with the accompaniment of one or
! Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata fol
lowed. This is one of the most fa-
and Polonaise. These were followed
by Liszt's Liebestraum, transcribed
for the piano by Liszt from his own
song. The last number was a tran
scription of the Campanelle (Little
Bells) of the famous violinist Paga
nini by Liszt, peculiar through its
contrast between the very high tones
A "Mlitl" 4'AUlbt.'ir.lJl, THIS.
'c--s of Victory (her Kansas. Four
the President, Doctor Hill said the
they had beaten the Jayhawkers, the
suspense was trying, both for himself
and for his family.
THESE GREEKS LOSE MILK
Another Mystery Follows Ice Cream
Raid More "Village Cut-Ups"
The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
is not the only organization to be the
loser tllis week througn the visits
, of unjnvited guests. The Sigma Chis,
Delta 0microns and Chi Omegas are
j all victims and in each instance milk
, was the sole objective of the raiders,
j The sigma chi Delta omicron and
j ch omega houses are in the same
block. Last Wednesday night every
bottle of milk in the ice-box at each
i10Use was stolen. The offenders may
be the same "village cut-ups" who
' took tne ice cream from the Kappa
house. Otherwise no clews have been
1 o co() ;rtorcvIes to South Africa.
London, England. "An Act to pro
vide for Insurance against Loss of
Health and for the Pretention and
Cure of Sickness, and for Insurance
Against Unemployment" such is, the
comprehensive title of the most am
bitious measure for social reform yet
attempted in Great Britain. It will
make over the United Kingdom, de
clare the Liberals and their allies, who
enacted it into law. It will ruin the
nation, assert in public the Conser
vatives, who opposed its enactment.
In prhate all parties appear commit
ted to acceptance of the general prin
ciples of the National Insurance Act,'
as it is popularly called, though as to
some of its practical workings there
is fierce contention. It does not ap
pear probable that the act will be re
pealed, though it will doubtless to
quote Bonar Law, the Conservative
leader be "drastically amended," if
his party, turning out the Liberals,
is placed in power at the next general
The insurance act became a law De
cember 16, 1911. It was a government
measure presented and supported by
the Libera", government. "Such a
scheme," said Wort'aington Evans, M.
P., one of its most vigorous critics.
"could never have been brought in ex
cept by one with the pluck of Mr.
Lloyd-George, and with the help of
those connected with insurance." In
many respects the original measure
was crudely drawn, showing the marks
of haste 11 ts preparaton. Some of
the crudities have been corrected by
Compulsory Insurance Against Sick
ness. What is the purpose of the insur
ance act and what are its practical
workings since it has been British
law? While the act was passed in
December, 1911, the insurance features
became effective only in July, 1912.
Under the act, every employed person
from sixteen to seventy years of age,
whose income does not exceed $800 a
vear, is compulsorily insured against
I sickness, in whatever manual or other
occupation engaged, with certain
lather unimportant exceptions. Those
earning more than ?S00 a year by
manual labor alone are also compul
sorily insured. In a British population
of 45.000,000 the act includes, approxi
mately, 14,000,000 in its provisions.
The act also provides that other per
sons, not included in the compulsorily
insured class, may join under certain
"IS Cents' Worth for S Cents."
The insurance fund is derived from
three sources, the worker, the employ
er, the national treasury. Here arises
one of the strongest criticisms of the
act. both employer and workman
claiming his contribution to be too
large. The weekly subscription of the
workman earning more than $3.75 a
week is 18 cents, of which the work
man pays eight cents, the employer
six cents and the national treasury
four cents or its equivalent. In addi
tion, the state pays the cost of central
administration and large grants to
wards hospitals and medical benefits.
When a workman's wages are less
than $3.75 a week, he pays a less pro
portion to the insurance fund and the
employer pays more. Insured women
pay one-fourth less than insured men.
The workman thus buys 18 cents'
worth of insurance for eight cents.
Those whose wages are less than $1.75
a week are insured without cost to
them. Contributions are not paid by
the workman during sickness or unem-
ployment and cease entirely when he
reaches the age of seventy years. The
act makes it illegal for the employer
to deduct his own proper contribution
from the worker's wage; he must de -
duct only the worker's share. A spe-
cial provision modifies contributions in
cases where employers maintain their
workpeople in sickness. Men and
women 01 an ages up iu iaij-
vears are treated alike in respect to
contributions. Insurance cost is no
more at forty years of age than at
sixteen. The age handicap, necessari
ly imposed by private insurance com
panies, is entirely absent from the
British scheme. .
What are the benefits?
The member of parliament from
Northampton, H. B. Lees Smith, and
the managing director of a great
wholesale establishment or London,
Wilkie Calvert (brother of Dr. .Sidney
Calvert, professor of chemistry at the
By WALTER WILLIAMS, LL.D
Dean of the School of Join tialtstn
Umvetsity of Missouri.
University of Missouri) summarized
Sickness and Other Benefits.
The workman pays eight cents a
week or less. His benefits are the
same whatever lie pays. These bene
fi s include free medical attendance
and free medicine, sickness benefit,
disablement or invalidity pension, ma
ternity benefit, sanitarium benefit.
Free medical attendance and free
medicine are provided to the worker
who becomes ill. This provision has
been sharply attacked by the British
doctors. The sickness benefit varies
in amount. Ordinarily it is ?2.50 a
week for men and $1.75 a week for
women for 26 weeks. Sickness bene
fits cease at seventy years of age,
when the old age pension becomes
payable. If sickness continues long
er than 26 weeks, $1.25 a week is paid
during the remainder of the sickness,
however long it may be. Provision is
made for certain reduction in benefits
when members are in arrears with
their contributions, but no one is sus-,.
pended from medical, sanitarium and
maternity benefits until more than 26
weeks in arrears. Insured -women,
married or unmarried, and the wives
of insured men, whether insured or
not, receive a maternity benefit of
$7.50 in addition to sickness benefit,
and relief from payment of contribu
tions. It is estimated that when the
scheme is fully at work a million
mothers in Great Britain will each
year receive this benefit at a cost
to the nation, on this account
alone, of $7,500,000. Under the sana
torium benefit the state provides for
free treatment and care, in sanitariums
or at home, of persons who contract
tuberculosis. The insurance commis
sioners may schedule other diseases
also for institutional treatment. These
are the minimum benefits. Other ben
efits, possible with prudent manage
ment of the insurance funds, include
larger old age pensions and higher
sick, disablement and maternity pay
and convalescence allowances-.
Administrated Tliroutrh Fraternal So
cieties. The administration of the act is
hrough the government, which util
izes the friendly societies, trades
unions and other approved organiza
tions and through the postal savings
bank for deposit contributors whom no
friendly society would insure. The
friendly socities correspond, to a de
gree, to mutual insurance companies
in the United States. The insured thus
control the working of the scheme.
The act makes safe and solvent the
fraternal or friendly society and in
creases its benefits, provided upon re
peated examination the society or
lodge shows approvablc management.
But how does the "insurance act ben
efit the employer? What does he re
ceive in return for his contribution of
six cents a week?
"Anything which keeps the worker
in good health and good heart," said
Mr. Smith, "which relieves him from
the necessity of working when he is
physically unfit to work and frees him
in the case of illness from worry as to
the future, must increase the efficiency
of labor. In no way can this be done
so cheaply as by a scientific system of
insurance such as the act provides.
The increased efficiency of the worker
will be far in excess of the total cost
! of insurance under the scheme. As
employers pay only a small part of the
cost, it may be anticipated that they
will in the long run receive benefits
I far out-weighing their contributions.
j Relieves Undesened Poverty.
1 "In judging the act," continued Mr.
, Smith, "you must not consider it as
j a final measure. It is only a start
; though a good start in the campaign
j for establishing a minimum standard
1 of living and comfort below which no
1 Briton shall fall, unless it be through
deliberate fault of his own. To prop-
un juusc- una m-i ,.u m. ,..,. .-
as part only of a wider program for
dealing with the preventable causes of
poverty and unemployment and rais
ing the standard of living for the work
ing classes in the country. Poverty
and unemployment have existed and
still exist in every country and under
every form of government. Like dis-
ease and death, they cannot be wholly
j banished by act of parliament. The
insurance act strikes at certain causes
'of poverty and unemployment which
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