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POWER OF THOUGHT
THEME OF LECTURE
H. V. Adams Entertains and
Instructs Big Crowd at
TESTS AIR CURRENTS
Speaker Gets Audience to
"Smell" Peppermint Odor
That Isn't There.
Columbia's Chautauqua tent capac
ity 1,200 was nearly filled last night
when Castelluccl's Italians opened the
program with "The Missouri March."
Selections from Carmen included
the Toreador song. A lively popular
medley followed. Perhaps as pleasing
in its way as any other number was
the music of the little-used instru
ments, the octarinos: Mr. Castellucci
played the solo parts and four of his
band men accompanied on other
"sweet potatoes," as they went
"Marching Through Georgia."
The "Barnyard Medley" was fol
lowed by the old favorite, the "sextette
from "Lucia dl Lammermoor." Anoth
er medley of popular songs was fol
lowed by a request number, the over
ture from "William Tell," as played
by the famous Creatore and his band.
In this, Castellucci proved himself the
humorist The last number was a
medley of patriotic melodies, but the
audience refused to bid the musicians
boodbye; and the Italians responded
to a final encore with "Tipperary."
W. H. Nation, platform manager, in
troduced M. V. Adams, the lecturer of
the evening, who delivered his address
on "Grapes of Gold."
Yes, They Noticed the Odor.
"For ten or fifteen years I have stud
ied air currents in auditoriums and
Chautauqua tents," said Mr. Adams,
"and each time I address an audience I
have performed a little experiment.
Here I have some essence of pepper
mint, which I will pour out here. I
shall hold my watch and notice how
long it takes for the odor to reach
jou. Kindly nod your head or raise
your hand when you smell the pepper
mint." Several persons near the
front responded at Intervals, and were
thanked. "I see the ventilation is
good, so no one should go to sleep
Later in the lecture, Mr. Adams in
formed the audience that the pepper
mint which he -poured out was water
and that it was by the power of sug
gestion that the odor had been no
ticed. In explaining his subject, Mr. Adams
related a Japanese story of a man
searching for grapes of gold. The old
sage told the young man that "grapes
of gold grow everywhere and no
where." After searching many years,
the wanderer learned that the
"grapes of gold" were within him, and
that the grapes were golden thoughts
of love, strength, cheerfulness and
" 'As a man thinketh in his heart, so
is he, " the lecturer quoted.
"We have the power to choose the
kind of thoughts that remain in our
minds, even though we cannot always
choose the kind that enter. The ideas
which remain In our lives shape our
destinies," he said. "Our habitual,
self-chosen thoughts rule our lives,
and make character. Cash without
character is worthless.
"Diseases are aggravated by un
wholesome thoughts. The patient
may be hastened to the grave by sober,
downcast, melancholy advice some
times Inflicted on him by well-meaning
friends," Mr. Adams continued.
How Ignorance Often Kills.
"A traveler in France one time saw
the waters of a beautiful lake, and
stooped down and quenched his
thirst," said the lecturer. "After con
sulting his guide book, he felt terrible
pains! His translation of the French
Indicated that the water in that lake
was poison. Soon he was frothing at
the mouth and groaning In agony, with
every symptom of a poisoned man.
Then his ffiend came to the rescue.
He, too, looked In the French guide
book, and carefully translated the fol
lowing: 'The waters of this lake
contain much fish!' Thus the 'pois
oned' person recovered. 'If you had
not come by, I surely would have died
from an imperfect knowledge of the
French language,' the victim said. Al
most anyone can be made sick by
evil suggestion," Mr. Adams declared.
"It is possible for a man to think
himself to death," the speaker de
clared. "In Paris the physicians
asked leave of the government to ex
periment on a doomed convict. In the
test, his body was bared from the
waist up; the man was blindfolded
and laid on a slab. The doctors ex
plained to each other so the paUent
could hear just how they were going
to cut a certain artery which would
cause death in a short time. An Icicle
was quicklyj passed over the con
vict's skin. It felt like the cut of a
keen-edged knife. -Warm water was
allowed to drip from the supposed
wound into a pan below. In bated
breath the physicians talked and
watched his pulse and wondered how
long a man could live with" a 'cut like
that in his side.' In five minutes the
convict was dead, and his skin had
not been pierced. He had thought
himself to death.
"Good Ideas Keep Us WelL"
"A preponderence of happy, healthy
ideas keeps us well," declared the lec
"When a man thinks he has the
toothache, the sight of the dentist3
forceps often scares all the pain away.
He has a bigger idea.
"Laughter has cured attacks of in
sanity," Mr. Adams said. "A busi
ness man one time was confined in a
padded cell. He had been brooding
over his troubles and was thought to
be insane. A jovial fat man was hired
Are You Reading 'Kazan!"
If not, you are missing a great
story. But it's not too late to be
gin. Start now. The synopsis and
today's installment will give you a
good send-off. Don't fall to read
to sit in front of this cell from S
o'clock till noon and from 1 o'clock till
5 o'clock in the afternoon and do
nothing "but laugh. He laughed for
"One day the patient looked the fat
man over, and presently he went into
a fit of laughter that continued for
three hours. At the end of that time,
he was physically weak, but mentally
restored. He called for the members
of his family and for his business
friends, and soon was taken home to
recover. Five years later he was a
sound, physical and 'mental human be
"Each of jou had better laugh oc
casionally; so the folks at home -will
know that you are not crazy," the lec
"The form, motion and noise of
laughter are all healthy. Try it for
ten minutes a day, and your friends
will ask you three veeKS later for the
'wonderful remedy that restored your
Praises the Heroism In Persons.
"The heroism of peace is worth a
million times more than the heroism
in war," Mr. Adams declared, referr
ing to the many achievements in our
happy, daily lives and the problems
"Happiness is the right attitude of
mind. When you feel lonesome and
downcast, get to work! Do something
worth while and be happy and laugh!
There are many persons In this world
just as good as you.
"When the HtUe girl made a wad
ding present for her big sister, the
motto she worked into the pin cush
ion was a former Sunday School text:
'Father, forgive them; they know not
what they do.'
I.'on imiit- ihniirrVita nn things
worth while, and let the little things
pass by unnoticed. You are as big as
the thoughts you contain. Be courte
ous to your wives, you men; and wo
men, praise the good things your hus
bands do. Always find something good
to say to your friends. It is more im
portant to be good and cheerful and
kind to the most loved ones In our
lives. So treat your home folks with
greater kindness than you can possi
bly extend to others.
"Thinking the right kind of thoughts
prevents sickness and insures health.
'As a man thinketh in his heart, so Is
he.' . Rise serenely above the little in
harmonies of life. Be great and 'hap
py. "When you are insulted, or think
you are hurt, you may gain satisfac
tion in punching your offender; but It
is far greater to overlook and for
Praise for the Presided.
"Our president Is a wonderful man,
cool, calm, peaceful. His level-headed
thoughts of peace dominate all
thoughts or war that are viciously in
jected' into his life by jingo papers and
speakers," the speaker said.
"The reason why so few of us are
doing big things is that we have so
few big thoughts. Parents and teach
ers should have every confidence in
children and encourage them to have
great and grand ideas. Make Johnny
and Mary want to live up to good rep
utations rather than forcing them to
(ConUnued tO'Rage Four)
Joy would fill the hearts of many
Boone County schoolchildren if they
could secrete themselves in the audi
torium of the CoTumnia High School
Building today and tomorrow and
witness their own teachers going to
school, being corrected and "called
down" just like they were youngsters
themselves instead of dignified school
ma'ams and masters.
The teachers are marked "tardy1,
when they come late to the sessions"
of the August Teachers' Association of
Boone County, they have to "hold up
their hands" when they recite and it
looked like one young man was going
to get to "stand In the corner" this
morning when he admitted that he
hadn't seen a copy of the state course
Seventy-three teachers enrolled at
the first session of the association this
morning. There are about 185 teach
ers in the county. Tomorrow is the
annual school board convention and
many school directors and clerks are
expected to attend.
Today's work consisted mainly of a
study of the state course of study and
the method of its adoption in the
rural schools of Boone County.
'Tomorrow's program follows:
8 to 8:15 a. m., announcements and
plans for next year.
8:15 to 9:15, State Course of Study,
Grades 7 and 8.
9:15 to 10:15, dally program.
10:15 to 11, records, reports and
notices, discussion by directors and
11 to 12, address, "Community Or
ganization,' 'Prof. R. H. Emberson.
12 to 1:30, noon.
1:30 to 2:10, supplementary read
ing. 2:10 to 2:25, requirements for the
approval of rural schools.
2:10 to 3:00, discussion of the
3 to 4, address on sanitation by
Prof. M. P. Ravenel of the University
The teachers who have enrolled at
the convention are:
FOR A 'BIGGEST1 SHOW
Planners for Mule-Colt Ex
hibition Would Make It
a State Affair.
The biggest mule-colt show ever
given In the country is what the di
rectors of the Farmers Auction Day
the Retail Merchants' Association and
the Commercial Club want for Colum
bia on Farmers' Auction Day, Sep
tember 20. At their meeting lani,
night, they decided not only to make
it a big success this year but also to
make it an annual affair.
The object of the mule-colt show
will be to advertise Columbia and to
boost the Farmers' Auction Day.
D. A. Robnett said today" that the
directors expected to make the show
a-state affair as well as a county af
fair. He says the show should bring
buyers here from all over the state.
Prizes will be offered for the best
Sixteen directors attended the meet
ing last night. A finance and ar
rangement committee was appointed,
consisting of D. A. Robnett, Dr. W. P.
Dysart and William H. Thomson.
The committee hopes to begin tafc
ing up subscriptions to finance the
show today or tomorrow. The names
of ail subscribers and the amounts of
their subscriptions will be published
FORMER COLUMBIA WOMAN DIES
Mrs. Elmira Harrison Meng Was
Mother of Mrs. Henry Relnhart.
Mrs. Elmira Harrison Meng. former
ly of Columbia, died at her home at
Lexington, Mo., yesterday morning.
She was 88 years old and had been ill
several years. Funeral services were
held this morning and the body was
taken to Dover, Mo., for burial.
Mrs. Meng was born In Columbia,
her parents having come here from
Kentucky In the early twenties. In
1846 she was married to Dr. Samuel T.
Meng and a year later removed to
Bloomfield. The family. In 1853, came
to Lafayette County, locating at Dover.
Doctor Meng died In 1880 and ten
years later Mrs. Meng moved to Lex
ington. These children survive: Dr. E. R.
Meng. St, Louis; Mrs. Henry Reln
hart, Columbia; Dr. Joha W. Meng,
Miss Virginia Lee Meng and Mrs.
James F. Winn, Lexington. Mr. and
Mrs. Relnhart were visiting in Lex
ington when Mrs. Men? died. i
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17,
Edith Salmon, Easley; Edna Norv-
sel), Columbia; Mrs. J. R. Jones, Ash
land; Bettie Divens, Easley; MyrUe
McAfee, Centralia; Wallace Lewis,
Centralia; Lay Crump, Ashland; Clara
Ballenger, Ashland; Mabel Wllhlte,
Hartsburg; Grace Proctor, Columbia;
Isabelle Proctor, Columbia; Randa B.
Carrlngton, Columbia; Nellie Collins,
Columbia; Dulcle M. Dysart, Colum
bia; Eunice Sapp, Columbia; Blna.
Hutsell, ColumbIa;Gertrude Allen, Co
aura Haden, Columbia; Anna M.
Howell, Columbia; Grace Smith, Cen
tralia; Joe M. Burns, Clark; Roberta
Alexander, Clark; L. F. Bishop, Colum
bia; Lucy M. Carr, Clark; Alberta Har
din, Halls ville; Jennie Lee Atkins,
Centralia; Cynthia Blakemore, Stur
geon; Mary Limerick, Columbia; May
Armstrong, Columbia; Mrs. Anna
Castleman, Columbia; Mrs. E. D. Ed
wards, Columbia; Nellie Welch, Stur
geon; Lucile Chevalier, Columbia.
J. R. Anthony, Browns; James M.
Barnes, Sturgeon; Mattle Tate, Halls
vllle; Mabel Larren, Hallsville; Arthur
Gibbs, McBaine; Arthur Duvall, Mc
Baine; Hinton Forbis, McBaine; Edna
Gray, Centralia; E. Lynn, Centralia;
H. Waters, Columbia; Cecil Harris,
Columbia; Mamie W. Sampson, Colum
bia; AHIe Dinwlddie, Columbia; Merle
A. Davidson. Columbia; Sallle B. Phil
lips, Columbia; Lillian Menke, Harts
burg; Julia Stoerker, Hartsburg; Sal
lie Baldwin, Rocheport
Laura F. Allen, Hallsville; Belle
Stone, Hartsburg; Mary Stone, Ash
land; Annie Marshall, Hallsville;
Alpha Hart, Browns; Charles Lebler,
Ashland; Hannah McHarg, Columbia;
Tillie McHarg. Columbia; H. H. King,
Columbia; Alice Ruth Wllks, Hunts
dale; J. L. Vincent, Columbia; Mrs.
Jesse Morris, Mexico; Clema Nichols,
Ashland; Mrs. C. L. Forbis, Hunts
dale; J, L. Vincent, Columbia; Mrs.
Eliza E. Vincent, Columbia; Mrs. Josie
Hitt, Fayette; Mrs. Pearl Naylor, Fay
ette; Iowa Godfry, Fayette; W. E.
Pace. Columbia: R. W. Hacana. WI1-
Jton; Cecil Garrus, Columbia.
U. S. Holds Contention That
Sinking Was Illegal, but
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, August 17. The
American reply to Germany in the
Frye case was published by the State
Department today. According to the
reply, America accepts the German
proposal that each government named
is expected to decide the proper in
demnity, maintaining that the pay
ment does not affect the American con
tention that the sinking was illegal.
It also agrees to submit the treaty
involved to the ahbitration board un
der The Hague agreement.
MISSED TRAIN; CAME BY AUTO
Afternoon's Chautauqua Entertainers
Get Here Just the Same.
Miss Hortense Creede, reader, and
Miss Helen Hadley, soprano and ac
companist, made the trip from Cen
tralia to Columbia by automobile this
afternoon and so were able to put on
their program at the Chautauqua after
missing the train at Centralia. Miss
Creede's reading of "Peg o' My Heart"
was a feature of the afternoon's pro
Robert Parker Miles, an Englishman,
will give his lecture, "Tallow Dips,"
at the Chautauqua tonight Mr. Miles
will tell of his meetings with promi
nent persons, such as Gladstone, Bal
four, Bismarck, President' Carnot,
King Edward and others.
Miss Creede and Miss Hadley will
give a prelude before the lecture.
Tomorrow afternoon there will be
a lecture by E. J. Powell, preceded by
a concert by the Dnstan Opera sing
Great Storm at Galveston Over.
By United Press.
NEW ORLEANS. August 17. Wire
less communication with Galveston
has been restored. The loss because
of the flood has been estimated at $1.-
000,000. Five are reported dead. The
water In the street is receeding.
Marriage License to Easley Couple.
A marriage license was Issued this
afternoon to Gilbert Winfry and Miss
Eliza Victor McClanahan. Both live,
Christian Co-Workers to Meet
The Christian Co-Workers will meet
at the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist
Church at 7:45 o'clock tonight
lot Columbia and Vicinity: Kaln to
n gbt and Wednesday; slightly cooler to
night. Fresh and Increasing northeast
For Missouri: Kaln tonight and Wed
nesday; slightly cooler tonight. Fresh
The Gulf hurricane has struck the Texas
coast, and Is apparently recurving toward
the north, as the northern outline and In
fluence of the storm now Is noticeable as
far north as Oklahoma and Arkansas. Its
indicated route Is northward towards Mis
souri. As all wire communication with Texas
coast towns Is Interrupted the lnteslty of
the storm Is not knnu-n l.nt It la nmh.
uijij m luui,; man usual severity.
llama nave ueen more or less general
In the Gulf states, thrnnehnnt tin. fl.
slsslppl alley. Including the loner part
of the Missouri Valley, and much of the
In Columbia It Is expected that the next
two or three days will be unsettled and
The higher temperature In Columbia
yenterday was 88 and the low rat last ulght
was CS; precipitation .23; relative humidi
ty 2 p. m. yesterday, 93 per cent. A year
ngo vestenlny the highest temperature
was 93 and the lowest 70; precipitation .00
Sun rises today, 5:21 a. in. Sun sets.
7:02 p. m.
Moon sets 10:29 p. m.
August 17. Chautauqua, evening: Hub
ert Parker Miles, and Helen Hart
ley and Hortense Creeile..
August 17 and 18. Itural School Teach
ers County Association, and An
nual School Boards Convention.
August 18. Chautauqua, afternoon: lun
k tan's Opera Singers, and K. J.
August 18. Chautauqua, etenlng: Dun
stan's Oiera Singers, and Wlll.inl
August 19. Chautauqua, afternoon: The
Russian Quarette. and Morton
August 19. Chautauqua, evening: The
ltussl.ni Quartette, and Dr. Euclid
August 20. Chautauqua, afternoon: The
Kilties Band, popular concert.
August 20. Chautauqua, evening: The
Kilties Band, featuring Scotch bal
lads and folk dances.
August 21. Chautauqua, afternoon: The
Handel Choir, and Dr. n. J. Slas.
August 21. Chautauqua, evening: The
Handel Choir In a sacred, operat
ic and popular program.
August 22. Chautauqua, afternoon: The
Castle Square Entertainers.
August 22. Chautauqua, evening: The
Castle Square Entertainers, and
Vice President Thomas R. Marshall.
August 23. Chautauqua, afternoon: The
DeKoven Male Quartette,, and
Jndge Frank P. Sadler.
August 23. Chautauqua, evening: The
DeKoven Male Quartette.
September 13-13. Entrance examinations
and registrations for regular Uni
September 10. Class work In University:
regular session begins.
II. K. THATCHER BRINGS A BRIDE
Track Star Marries Miss Llla K. Dal
, toBr a GradaateuI.jr. IL I
Herbert K. Thatcher, the former
University of Missouri track star.
came to town last night with a bride.
She was formerly Miss Lila K. Dalton,
of Maiden, Mo. The couple were mar
ried in St Louis Saturday. They are
now staying at the Acacia House, but
Intend to reside later on a farm near
Miss Dalton taught school last year
at Sikeston, Mo. She was graduated
from the University of Missouri, re
ceiving an A. B. degree in 1912 and
the degree of B. S. in Education in
1914. She was out of school in 1913,
teaching at her home town of Mai
"Mrs. Thatcher was about the best
all-round girl athlete in the school
when she was here," said Mr. Thatch
er, proudly. "That's how I happen
ed to know her. For two years she
was tennis champion. Her last year
here she was captain .of the girl's
track, baseball and basketball teams."
Mr. Thatcher was graduated from
the College of Agriculture In 1914.
The first semester of last year he was
an assistant in the soils survey de
partment of the College of Agriculture.
The second semester and the Summer
Session he was assistant instructor
in physical education.
TO SPEAK AT WHEAT CONGRESS
J. C. Hackleman Will Attend Unique
Meeting at Springfield, Mo.
J. C. Hackleman, assistant professor
of agronomy in the College of Agri
culture, will be one of the speakers at
the two days' wheat congress which
will be held In Springfield, Mo., Sep
tember 3 and 4, to stimulate Interest
among the farmers In the planting of
a greater wheat acreage In Greene
County. The arrangements have been
completed by E. A. Cockefair, adviser
of the Greene County bureau of agri
culture. One of the other speakers
will be E. G. Kelley of the United
States Department of Agriculture.
ARE OX OPPOSING NEWSPAPERS
Two Journalism Graduates Secure Po
sitions at Shenandoah, Iowa.
Morton Stern of Las Vegas, N. M.,
who was graduated from the School
of Journalism in 1915, has accepted
a position as manager of the World,
a semi-weekly newspaper of Shen
andoah, Iowa. The owner, W. D.
Jamieson, has been appointed post
master of the town.
This makes the second School of
Journalism graduates for Shenandoah.
Robert K. Tindall, who was graduat
ed in 1914. Is working on the Sentinel
Post, Shenandoah's other newspaper.
LEO M, FRANK DIES;
Guards at Prison Are Over
powered Convict Is Tak
en in Automobile 100 Miles
TWENTY IN PARTY;
"Thank God He Is Dead
and Through His Troub
les," Sobs Mother When
Told of Son's End.
Dy United Press.
ATLANTA, Ga., August 17. Leo M
Frank was kidnapped at midnight
from the Mllledgeville prison farm by
a mob of twenty men, who overpow
ered Uie guards, was whisked away
in one of seven or eight automobile."
carrying the lynching party and was
hanged from a tree near Marietta the
birthplace of Mary Phagan, the girl
of whose murder he was convicted.
Frank's body, hands manacled in
front, was found dangling, barefoot
ed, this morning, just off the high
way near the Frey gin on the Roswell
road, two miles from Marietta. A
clotted crimson line down his pris
on garments showed that the rope
had broken open the wound in -lis
neck, recently Inflicted by Wil'iara
Green, a fellow prisoner. An earlier
report that Frank's body had been
found in the Little River near Tonton
A message from Lynchburg says
that the body has several bullet
wounds and that Frank had been dead
several hours when found. The spot
where the body is reported found is
a few miles north of the intersection
of the Little River with the Murder
River-""The-Lynchburg message cou-
flrmed the story told by J. K. Jackson,
living near the Putnam-Baldwin
county line, that he heard a body of
men rush past his heme about mid
night and shortly afterward heard
a hundred shots. He believes that
Frank was shot to death shortly af
ter the party crossed the Putnam
county line from Mllledgeville, and
that the body was carried along the
Lynching 100 Miles From Prison.
It Is believed today that Frank was
not shot, but that the hundred or more
shots which were fired In a volley
near Jackson's home were Intended
to scare off pursuers.
The lynching occurred more th?n
a hundred miles from the prison, the
chief of police of Marietta said toia;
after his investigation. He has found
no clue so far as to the identity to the
slayers. It Is thought that Prison
Superintendent Burke may be able to
recognize some of the members of the
party and efforts are being made to
reach him. Frank had evidently boen
dead several hours when the body
Posses scoured the country as the
alarm spread, and the wires within a
radius of forty miles sizzled with mes
sages in a drag-net effort to appre
hend the party and prevent the lynch
ing. Five men who wore masks bound
Warden Smith and left him under
guard as the party poured through the
prison to Frank's room. Superin
tendent Burke and two guards on the
sleeping porch in the dormitory were
overpowered by the quintette. A mo
ment later they reappeared dragging
Frank by the heels down the steps,
his night clothes in disarray.
Marietta authorities said that no
citizens were missing last night. Gov
ernor Harris ordered every effort to
catch the slayers to be made and de
manded a full report of Warden
Atlanta Is agog with excitement,
but there Is no violence.
A negro trusty freed Burke after
the party had departed, and the alarm
Crowds Flock to Scene.
Marietta advices today say that sev
eral autos loaded with citizens left
there last night Although many At
lantans recently clamored for Frank's
life when his sentence was commuted,
there has been a reversal of feeling
today as the details have become
known. Hundreds flocked to the scene
in autos to see the body, which was
still hanging till 10:30 o'clock this
morning on account of the absence of
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