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FORMER M. U. MAN SHIPS
1,000 CARS WATERMELONS
L'MVKR.SITV .MISSOURIAX, TIKSIHY, ALC.LST J, I9j&
"Watermelons, watermelons, any
watermelons todaj?" This crj Is
now heard every day, for it is, water
melon time. Missouri is in the Hood
stage of the melon season and is fur
nishing a large part of the melons
used in the Cnited States. Southeast
Missouri is the real watermelon part
of the state, and this jear will ship
around :: nil cars, or about four mil.
and his future was verj unpromising.
He began growing watermelons on
the small patch scale; he did well, and
the crop paid. He stuck by the busi-'J.
ness, with its successes and failures I
and is now recognized as the "Water- I
melon King, of Missouii."
W. T. Mason Thinks End
of the European Conflict
Although he was a poor bov when lie '
! went to the University, now he is rated I EXPENSE TOO GREAT
as a millionaire i
no., watermelons The most of these ., -Varhl'a11 - in .Ia- touch ii,Allies and Germans Are Both
are liaml ei In nun mm ii, v m.- ""- "'aiiMis u u uuaie wire 10 ills
WI.VNERS MILL (JET TKOPIIIFi ttt t., ...
-, .v-.,w: TTjHOLDEN CAVE, NEAR HERE,
- ,.,,., ,, MaICJ Kol)S , -ATT7 rT AT A TlTTnn.-. .-
Ui vr viUK&s (JURIOS
The winners of the tournaments in
tennis, goft. basketball and baseball
"i an ue presented with
mall siler lovinir
Did you ever go for a long hike ana
then wish JOu hadn't? Just get
awarded to the cha.nplons in tennis I tangled up in the hills and brush and
John K. .Mar
shall of Illadgett, .Mo, who attended
ollices in Scott County and for his own
-.i in iii.iw.mui, .io, who attended ' I
the I'niversitv of Missouri twentx-sev- I m,r')n'!es ,,scs a nrivate C0lIe- this
en je.irs ago. in 1SS0 and 1SS7.' ua I,e ls in cI()'e communication with
Suffering From a
all his agents in the eastern cities as
This jear Air Marhsall will shin I
moro than 1 onn r.irc tr. ti, i.i ..,- i wel' as ' t" wt.
,uv u.u v v.iv, "if 111(11-
kets in the United States, besides
handling nianj ether cars in an in
direct method through agents, for he
has men in the principal cities. He
raises a part of his melons on about a
thousand acres of his own land, and
i This tremendous business in water
melons has been de eloped by John E
Marshall and his brother Ben F. .Mar
shall, who hae been together in the
mercantile business since 1SSS.
the rest he bus from growers
-ells through his own offices
This it, Mr Marshall's twent -fifth
crop, and since his business has aver
aged 1 nou cars a jear it is estimated
that he has handled upwards of twen-t-fie
million watermelons. During
the busy season in 190S according to
an article in the Countrj Gentleman
b W I. el"-on, assistant secretary
of the State Board of Agriculture, this
iirm shipped in 3 dajs 25:: carloads of
watermelons at an average cost of $110
a car The alue of the melons
handled in a single jear bj the .Mar
shall firm has amounted to moro thanJ
$150,000, while $10(1.000 is a fair aver
l)Eri.s(IILM) KET IIEIt PILOT
.Same Man Mho Hroueiit In I'
Mill Cuitle Her Out to Sen.
It I'liltiil Tress.
BVLTIMOIti:, Aug. 1 Owen Cole
man, the pilot who brought the sub-
B J. V. T MASOX.
(Written for the United Press)
XEW YORK. Aug. 1. The warring
i.ations of Europe are at their latt
! stand, as they enter today upon the
J third jear of the conflict
Two j ears of prodigal ependituies,
'of enormous losses and of indecisive
victories and defeats have led up to the
final phase of the great struggle which
discloses neither side able as jet to
dictate terms to the other The Allies
and the Central Empires have not even I
decided among themselves as to the
nd golf; the members of the Mleets
basketball team will receive watch
fobs decorated with small silver
basketballs; the members of the Kirks
ville baseball nine will get fobs deco
rated with sterling silver baseballs.
Thoe who receive cups are: In ten
nis rtofctoe Ellard, singles; Helen
iiiingate, singles; Biggs and Biggs,
mixed doubles, and the winners f ,
men's doubles, which has not jet been
played; in golf, C L. Brewer gets the
cup in the championship class and W.
I). A. Westfall the cup In class B; the
baseball men who get fobs are Sach
Howitz. Stephenson, Pittam, Brooks,
Martin and Orr
jsea freighter Dotitschland safelj into I details of their own terms. This must
port, will take her out again.
Plans of the piomsters called for
him to pilot her down the bay before
Shortly after the information con
cerning the pilot became known, the
tug Titiimins and the smaller launch
Kfco started out towards mid-channel,
carrving a drag, apparently to pick up
any mines or obstacles.
The tip that the vessel will sail be-
Marshall melons tickle the palate j fore night came fioni a more reliable
of manj persons in the eastern cities;
manj go west to Montana, "Washington
and Oregon, others cross the line into
Canada and are raised 3 cents apiece
in price because of duty The freight
rate on a car of melons to Billings,
Mont., was 2J7 30, the cost of the
car of melons alone was only $100
In Southeast Missouri the most pro
fitable varieties are the Tom Watson
and Kolb's Gem. The Tom Watson is
the long, green melon, with medium
thick rinJ, a good shipper and of ex
cellent flavor The meat is the bright
reJ. crisp and inviting, like the kind in
the picture hung in so manj dining
John Marshall attended the Cni-
ver.sitj in an earlv day and it cannot
be found in the records that he ever
studied anv tiling about melons or their
culture The storj goes that Marshall
was a poor boy and earned his way
while here, but even then lie was
forced to leave after two years' stud
without a degree of anv sort.
After leaving school in 1SS7, Mar
shall found himself in Scott County,
source than the usual crop of uncon
The revenue cutter Apache lay in
the Patasco, a short distance below
the Deutschland, apparently ready to
see that she had fair play on her re
Humor had it that the Bremen is
due along the Atlantic seaboard either
today or tomorrow, but there was no
definite information as to whether she
will dock here or at Boston
be the principal work of their states
men during the third jear of the war.
The two j ears of conflict have de
monstrated that in a war as complex
as In the European stiuggle, other
force beside those Controlled by the
militarists pla an increasinglj im
portant part in the final outcome.
Lines on either side may hold, but
once the enemj establishes a definite
niperioritj in man-killing power, this
fact will have a new hearing on peace
Three Iiilliicncfs at Murk.
Three other influences are at work
in the Tnal phase of the war: finan
cial, economic and food. Financially.
STEPHENS (JETS PPLICATIOS
ut Enough Iliirmllorj Room for Sin-
dents, Stijs President W I.
Piesident James M Wood of Ste
phens College announced at the meet
ing of the board of curators last night
that more than enough applications
have been received to fill the college
dormitories. The board decided that
the registration books be closed on j
never find a place worth going after?
There's one of nature's curios nine
miles northwest of Columbia that few
persons seem to know about Holden
Cave. It is near one of those nameless
roads where drivers help their horses
up hill and places sought are alwajs
"just over the next rise." Able geog
raphers of the neighborhood locate it
two miles from Yeager's, which Is sev
en miles from town, midway between
Sexton road and Uocheport gravel.
Pass tluee log cabins, a superan
nuated road and a creek and jou are
there. A ragged black cliff blotched
with heavy moss rises on the right of
the path and a bright plain or blue
grass bordered with willows and more
inns sireicnes away in iront for an
acre or two. Below the center of the
cliff, where small sized boulders are
clustered, is Holden Cave, perhaps
the most legendary and least known
spot of the count.
Old settlers of the neighborhood
claim it was the supply house and
meeting place for Bill Anderson's
bushwhackers half a century ago. If
Bill Anderson never used the cave he
The Women's Missionarj- Society of
the Baptist Church will meet next
Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
F. F Stephens, 203 Thilly avenue.
The B. Y.
P. U. of the Baptist
charge of the even-
Europe at large is approaching a limit "roU lhis car
cf possible taxation after the war to '
pay the interest on the money now
bebng so readilj borrowed under the
influence of public fervor. Belligerent
statesmen are entering upon the third
jear of the war with serious financial
misgivings that will probably stimu-
I late interest in peace as new borrow
ings of billions become necessarj. It
is practically ceitain that in some of
the warring nations thinly disguised
socialistic seizures of property will
have to be made to pay the war bills,
even if the war doesn't last a day
longer If peace continues to be evas
ive far into the third jear of the war.
August 5 and that all applications
received after that date will be plac-1 should have: he was safer lher,. ihnr,
cd on the waiting list. j most other places
The college is ready to receive ap-'
plications for local students who wish'
to enter this fall. It will also receive' ELLAKI IS TEMS CHUIPIOX
applications Tor students wishing to
enter in 1917.
Last jear, the total enrollment of
(the school was 306 girls, of whom 156
were local students. This jear the
school will have 130 dormitory stu
dents, as last jear. President Wood
thinks that more local students will
"Sun never shines on that cave,"
fcaid a farmer boy who ought to know.
"I've been in there for twentj--four
hours at a time and never jet struck
the end of it."
.Neither spooks or bushwhackers are
given credit for living there recently,
but wild dogs living as wolves and'
prejing on the sheep and calves of the
Blackfoot Hills were found there as
late as the last inn loir ii.
evening the pack ranged the country,
and hunters have seen them singly or
In twos in the dajtime. Farmers have
little regard for the place and no
houses are found near
But Holden cave is not so spooky
as one might think after the first look.
A bright cold stream runs out at the
mouth and half circles the low mea
dow before it finds another hole in the
hills. Follow that creek back and j ou
find a pleasant room behind the back
entrance. A little crawling next, and
then there's room for a whole circus
parade and allejs enough to suit the
wildest fancv. Tom Sawver .n.wi
Huckleberrj Finn had no better haunt
than the bovs of the Blackfoot hills.
But the entrance and the level front
ard to the place are enough, and far
easier for the explorer. Holden Cave
should make a delightful picnic
ground when the roads ae made pas
sable E It. B.
MITIMS OF KIRK I1EI.M! lll'KIEII
Smith ot Yet on Loan Hoard,
lij- Putted Press.
WASHIXGTOX, Aug 1. Charging
that President Wilson violated the
law hj making the foreign loan board
Democratic instead of non-partisan,
Republicans on the Senate banking
and currency committee today suc
ceeded in holding up the confirma
tion or W S A. Smith of Sioux City
is a member.
mg service at Hinkson Chapel last there will be few countries that In the
evening lend will be able to avoid widespread
I he outdoor meetings of the B. Y.
P. U. have proved so successful that I
Southeast Missouri, he had no money i hot weather lasts.
Economically, the two jears of war
fare have not been flisnstrmts fnr nnv
they will be continued as long as the Qf the principal belligerents. Working-
For Rent: Xevv four or five room
apartments in exclusive neighborhood,
opposite agiicultural farm. Heat and
water furnished Barn or garage can
be furnished S15 College Ave. Phone
1179 Green. C. 285-311.
For rent:An eight-room house, fur
nished or unfurnished at ."10 S oth
street. Phone i IS Red. L. 2S3-2SU
79 Hitt St.
G. 147 tf.
Superintendent of Consolidated
High School; Superintendent of two
jear high school, Teacher Training
teacher. Missouri Teachers' Agcncj-.
Citizens' Xatonal Bank Building,
Kirksville, Mo. M. T. A. 2S1-2S5
For rent: Furnished or unfurnished j
a modern 8-room house, one block j
from Universitj-. Address J. S. L , woman of considerable experience
care Missourian. H. 2S2-2SC. j wants sewing at home or by the daj
For Rent: A six room house, com
pletely modern, at 1303 Bass avenue.
See Prof. B. T. Hoffman. Phone 414
Red. H. 182 tf. '
Phone 81C Red.
j Jewel Also
For Rent: An eight room house, t liuto Jewel,
furnished or unfurnished, at 510 S.
3th street. Phone 448 Red. j
Gas range. Xumber 101
a Xumber 12 heater.
1321 Keiser. Phone 1221.
McG. 285 tf.
For Rent: A ten room house at
403 Matthews street. Can be used ei
ther as a flat or dwelling. For par
ticulars phone 421. B-233-tf.
Wanted: One furnished room and
kitchenette for fall term. Address
Mrs W. It. .Morgan, Rolla, Mo.
For Sale: AH my household goods.
Mrs. Mollie E. Sanford, 604 S. 9 St.
Phone C33 Black. S. 283-288.
House Tor Sale: Seven room mod
ern house. Pleasant location; large
garden; two and one hair blocks from
tast campus. 1'art cash, time on L
rest at reasonable interest. For in
formation call at 1509 Anthony Street
I Columbia, Mo. L. 182-190.
men's wages, in general, have risen
I higher than the increased cost of liv
I ing The dispatch of so many millions
I of men to the front and the use of so
j many millions more in munition fac
tories, have caused a scarcity of or
dinary labor throughout Europe.
Haw Jlnferinls earlj (June.
The Central Empires, however, will
feel a serious economic strain when
the war is over, because their supply
I of raw materials is rapidly becoming
exhaustoJ. The Allies have been able
to import raw materials continuously
during the war, while Germany and
Austro-Hungary have had to live on
their reserves. How to purchase raw
materials from abroad in sufficient j
iiuantities to provide for the millions I
or Teuton soldiers returning to the '
workshops and factories after peace is
declared will present a serious prob
lem for Berlin and Vienna to solve.
For two jears the supply of food in
the Teutonic countries has been con
stantly dropping. The enforcement of
a low dietary scale upon the Germans
has undoubtedly had some depressing
moral effects, but there is as jet no
evidence that actual starvation for
the mass of the people is imminent. It
me uussian armies, However, can
J reach tiie -grain fields and cattle pas
turages of Hungary and Gallcia be
fore the August harvesting is over,
tne Teutons may jet be starved into
surrender. But as the third jear of
the war begins, it seems as if the Rus
sian offensive started too late to ac
compllsh this objective.
England's Relief Terms Refused.
Ilv United Tress.
WASHIXGTOX, Aug. 1. Germany
has refused to agree to England's
terms for Polish relief. The answer
to England and to the circular note
of the State Dcpaitmcnt of July 7,
expressing the hope for a relief agree
ment, was cabled from Berlin by Am
bassador Gerard and given out by
the State Department todaj-.
Mills Summer Session 1 itlo bj Defeat
of Ma n Icj Sisson.
Roscoe Ellaid became the Summer
Session champion in tenuis when he
defeated Stanley Sisson j esterday in
the finals of the Summer Session
' tournament by the score of 6-4. 6-4.
! Ellard played a hard, consistent match
i clear through and was never in j
danger or defeat; his service was
hard and his returns elective. Sis
son plajcd a conservative match, but
lacked speed and swiftness on re
turns and service; his points were
mostly won by placing and good head
work. I Man Killed in Springfield Eire.
Ritter and Crookshank deleated 1! ,,lI,e1 I,ress
Biggs and Xiederluecke in the semi-1 SPRIXGFIELD. Mo.. Aug. I.
finals of the men's doubles jesterday STnomas Pi".45 jears old, was burn-
Dealh Toll in Canadian Disaster
lieved lo He 300.
ISjr United Tress.
HAII EYBl RG, Ontario, Aug. I. As
scores or dead in the lire-swept dis
trict between Ramore and Cochrane
were buried in deep trenches todaj-,
there was every indication that the
toll at life taken by the devastating
forest fire will never be known
Relief workers believe more than
300 were lost in the rorest fire which
swept hundreds or square miles In
afternoon by the count of 6-0, 6-2.
This leaves Ritter and Crookshank to
play Xewport an,d Marr in the finals,
which will be the last game or the
Miss Helen Hungate" is the champ
ion in the women's singles, decided
by the finals last Friday; Biggs and
Biggs, the winners of the mixed
ed to death this morning in a fire
which destrojed a rooming house in
the business district. AH others escaped.
Phone 53 to have the Missourian de
livered to you. 25c a month.
Jfotlce of Final Settlement.
Notire Is Iierehy given tint the uniter-l-nc(l
.iiIuilnNtr.ilnr of IMn i Div llnle
rteceiseil. will nuke final settlement of
his .Kt-oiintx with said estate as sncti ad
inlnNtratiir .it the licit term of the I'ro
nite Court of Iloone County. Missouri, to
lie hnhlen at Columbia In saht County,
u the Hth il ly of August, A. D. 191G.
A LINCOLN' HYDE.
Daily Market Report
Wanted: Three or four unrurnish-c-d
rooms Tor school jear 1916-17.
Call 1067 Red. S. 285-288.
Wanted: Middle aged woman Tor
housework. Stephens. Second house
south or Sexton road on Oak Street.
For Tatting Work call 448
For Sale: A genuine Xavajo Indian
blanket. Cost 985. will sell for $50.
Apply 111 Cousins St. F. 182 tf.
For Sale: High grade piano, select
ed dark oak case; a few pieces or
rurniture; some choice Chinese ar
ticles brought rrom Peking. A. Heinz,
Dumas Apt. H. 2S1.
Dancing lessons taught privately at
For Sale: Attractive six room
house, modern, excellently located at
1319 Kej-ser. Reasonable terms. Phone
443 Green. T2SC-
Ily United Tress.
EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Aug. 1.
CATTLE RECEIPTS 200, including
no Texans. Market stead v. Vatho
beer steers $7.00$10.25. Yearling
steers and hetfers $8 50??$10 00. Cows
$3 50(iT$S00. Stockers and feeders
$530f?$S25 Calves $6 OOffi $11.75.
'Texas steers $5 50O$9 10 Cows and ,
j heifers $5 00 8 IS 00 I
j HOG RECEIPTS 7,500. Market
steadj-, 5 higher. Mixed and butch
ers $9 75 $10 05. Good and heavy'
$9 90 $10 00. Rough $8 90 $9.10. '
Light $9.70 $10.05 Pigs $S.75S9.75.
Bulk $9 70$10 00.
SHEEP RECEIPTS 4,500. Market
steadj-. Slaughter ewes $5 00 $7.25.
Breeding ewes $9 00 $10 00. Year
lings $6 00$9.30. Spring lambs $7.
ADVENTURES IN BUYING
No. 8 ol a Series
ERK'S another real letter from a new resident of Columbia that
recommends that grocery stores print their street addresses in their
advertisements. The Missourian accepts part of the responsibility
for this oversight and henceforth will do its part to induce advertisers to print
their addresses in all advertisements. The letter follows:
July 27, 1916.
Hditor, The Missourian,
One of the things about Columbia that makes it hard for
levv-comcrs. is the disposition of the grocery stores to keep their
ocations as secrets.
It is very rare to find a grocery ad in Columbia papers that
contains the street address of the store.
New-comers who are careful buyers, do not care to order
groceries indiscriminately over a phone, without first seeing the
store and getting some idea of its management.
The 'phone number is usually given, but all new-comers do
not have phones and if they did could easily get the number from
the directory, but the street address is carefully omitted.
Is this done to discourage new-comers from buying here and
to induce them to send more mail orders for groceries?
(Signed) MRS. NEW-COMER.
The Missourian commends this letter to every .merchant in Columbia. Mer
chants are likely to think that "everybody knows us."' A little investigation would
show that the population of a growing city like Columbia changes about every
six or seven ears. that is, the moving in and out amounts to about that pro
portion. The Missourian would like to receive further letters with
-onstructivc suggestions siiyilar to the foregoing. The purpose
?f these articles is to make Columbia a better place to trade in
is well as live in. Address letters to
The Daily Missourian
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