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THE DAILY MISSOOKIAX, ITKSDAY, Alt.TST , !!)!(!.
THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
I'ublUlird rrrry riming (rxrept Suturday
nd holiday) and Sunday morning by
The MUfcourlan Asportation, Inrorporat
rd, C'olumhia. Mo., 1'rank II. Klnff,
I'rehldrnt and Kdltor; A. (. Illnman,
Aililres all eummbnlcntlons to
Till: DAILY MISSOL'UIAN
office: Virginia Iluililliig. Downstairs
1'lione.s: Huslness K; Neng, 274.
KutvreU at tlie postofficv, Columbia, .Mo.,
as secoutl-clas! mall.
Vear, $2JW; iiiuutli, j ceuls; copy, . cviils.
Tlie Alls.suurlau recriio the dispatches
of the L'nltwl Tress Asioelatlous.
.Member, Audit liureau of Circulations.
AKK STKKKTS SI TKIUXMWTKD.'
When Columbians started paving
streets a decade :iki they worked won
ders. Mile after mile of costly but
lirm pavement was laid. We are not
through with tlie last jet but the first
is calling to be done oier again.
A fiie-block stretch on South Fifth
street has been almo.st ruined bj the
town's negHsence. While paling oth
er streets nearby hean traffic in wet
weather was forced upon South Fifth
street and the macadam gave way.
Huts and dust or ponds of mud are
always found while near at hand is
Stewart road, nearly the same age,
well oiled, and a comparitively clean,
A heavy expense to the property
holders has been and is still being
caused by the oversight of Columbia
in keeping its streets in repair.
mobile of the fire department should
break down, or two fire alarms come
in at the same time, what would the
fire department do? We answer this
ciuestion too. The fire-chief himself
slates that the possibility of two fire
calls at the same time is only about
I out of i'J'i alarms, as actual experi
ence snows. However snouiu me au- j
tomobile of the fire department break I
down, the fire department has at its ,
service the automobile of the police ISUKXOS AIRES, Argentina. Aug. 1. There is considerable prospecting for
department. (Ily .Mail) A cake of toilet soap re-' oil. If it should be found in adequate1
The fire department and the police tailing at 23c in the .United States quantities, it will be a God-send and
department both belong to the same costs $1.71 here. This is typical of Ar- ought to make billionaires of the dis-l
master, the people of Columbia. Iloth gentine prices generally. They are coverers. In the meantime, manu-'
SI 10 A MONTH FOR A 4-ROOM FLAT
That's the Rent in Buenos Aires Soap Costs
SI. 71 a Cake S3 American Hats Sell
for S7 Cigars are 44 Cents Each.
I5y CHARLES P. STEWART
(I'liiteil lres Staff Correspondent)
Argentina. Aug. 1. There is considerable prospecting
INVESTIGATION BEING MADE
; IN COLUMBIA FOR CRUDE OIL
That the fabled pot of gold may be under the direction of E. I!. 'Jranson
found at other places than the end of and if results are promising a com-
the rainbow, and that it may be in pany to develop the enterprise will be
the shape of an oil well is the feel- formed and operations will start im-
' ing that a few Columbians, who own mediately. Arrangements to that cf-
i property on the Stewart Addition on feet are already on foot $2,000 having
Forrest avenue, hold today. Coal oil already been promised to begin con-
has been discovered in eight diner- struetion work, mere is no way of
t-nt wells sunk on the property of determining the probable yield until
eight different men in the addition the survey is made, so there is no way
which is enclosed by Xorth IJoulc- of telling whether the property 3
long way off, which costs
scrie the same owners, the taxpayers, perfectly terrific, stupefyin
and both should co-operate to that ble. I from a
end. Therefore, the fullest use Drugs cost three to four times what money.
should be realized by the city of Co- they cost in North America, ordinary ', Transportation Facilities I'mir.
lumbia out of the automobile just tooth brushes M cents each, every-j Finally, internal transportation fa-
i rm 1 ... r. ., wnil 1 nl.l - li nlll-fVlinr. no nil Irti.I ... ..,. i
incredi-.facturcd articles have to be brought ' var"' uarln uul- ""1 '" "" 'I""" '"-""" " "" '""' ' "" un-
JCIlerson Street. m me icsi wen iwia ultii huhk
1-ast December J. H. Sapp drilled a Among those interested are S. c.
well on his property for the use of Hunt, Frank Conley, R. H. Price, Jr.,
his cattle. He disposed of his cattle, Gib Spencer, Ira T. G. Stone. Carl and
purchased for the police department, day gloves $7 a pair,
instead of only joy rides. Therefore, ' A four-room, steam heated flat in a
instead of the extra expense of an-' good, but not aristocratic part of this
other automobile for the fire depart-' city, cannot be had for less than $110
ment. equip the police automobile a month. A similar flat, minus the
ready also for the service of the fire ' heat, mav be had at $32. $0. There are
department. i four or five mouths here during which
Attach to it ready for use a chemi- heat must be had: and Cardiff coal, are able to extort the mnnvr
cilities arc primitive and shipping
plying to foreign ports, is in a few
To a considerable extent, however, i
it looks as if it is expensive to live in
Argentine simply because the people
who furnish the necessaries of life
cal tank or tanks, as well as fire axes practically the only kind on the mar-
IIAXD W.U.'OX FOLKS
Certain persons ahvais wait for the
hand wagon when any movement that
takes public spiritedness is started.
These individuals express themselves
neither for or against a movement un
til the big show is on. It it proves
to be a failure they are the loudest
among the "1 told you so" howlers.
On the other hand if it becomes evi
dent that the movement is going to be
a great success you will at the last
moment, find them aboard the band
wagon loudly crj ing "We did it." They
are all for the glory and nothing for
and lanterns. Equip it with hooks
leadj to receive the ladders of the
regular fire automobile, also to re
ceive the hose of the other automo
bile. That is service, .Mr. Fire-chief, that
will serve the fire department as well
as the pockets of the taxpajcrs. When
Columbia needs also another and sec
ond fully equipped fire automobile, it
kel. costs from $2S.10 to S32.S0: some
times a bit more.
( otlnge licnl is C3S..VI u Monlli.
In the remote suburbs tiny little
boxes of houses may be rented for
$::2.:.o a month, .sans heat, sans light,
sans cierything else except four
vails. Thise quarters are too far
away from the business center to be
considered by a man whose business
win iiiij ii. .s ii noes not. me po-j 1(mrs :U. at .,
nee auiomoDiie win serve all oilier healin
The Open Column
At this time tlie purchase of an
other automobile for the fire depart -'in
it is unnecessary, unwise, and un
just : and the taxpajcrs will no doubt
show where they stand. TAXPAYER.
The average Argentine is not paid
for his work in proportion to what he j
has to pay for his living.
A comparatively small number of
men, mostly cattle and wheat kings,
make huge sums. There is a fair pro
portion of rich middlemen. A great
deal of the big money the country
produce. belongs to foreign investors
and goes abroad.
A salaried man is considered in
possession of a good, round income if
he receives $13(1 to $200 monthl.v. Of
course this does not go nearly so far
as it would in th- United States.
A first-class printer or locomotive
engineer may make as high as $173
Criticiism of of the Cit) Council.
Editor the .Missourian: Every tax
paj'er ought to protest at the coining
council meeting, next Tuesdaj". Au
gust 29, against buying another au
tomobile for the fire chief as an ex
travagance. Any city can become too stylish,
too extravagant, and entirely neglect
the taxpayer, who pays all the bills.
Every expenditure of the citj''s money
ought to be made only for absolute
necessity. The present council, dur
ing the term of office of three po
licemen and contrary to Missouri
law, increased the salary of these
three policemen from .$70 a month
each to $S0 a month each at the ex
pense of the taxpayers, in addition
to which each policeman receives a
fee for every arrest.
On top of this, either because they
are too proud to walk for their sal
ary, the city council has bought the
police an automobile, in which joy
riding has become so popular and so
beneficial to the health of the differ
ent city employes, that the police
committee has just had to pass rules
for the use and abuse of said eitv
Xow. our efficient and capable fire
chief announces that he must have an
other automobile for the discharge of
his duties. In the Missourian of Au
gust IS, he gives as his plea for an
other automobile these reasons: First,
that he must have an automobile rid
ing over the city making inspections;
Second, that only with such automo
bile can he get to a fire from where
he is making an inspection. Third,
that another automobile is necessary
to be ready for the fire department
in case the present one breaks down.
As a taxpayer I will answer the
fire-chief's three reasons. He is re
ceiving a salary of $10ii or more a
month for his services to the citv of
Columbia. He ought to be willing to I
work for that salary as any other la
boring man. After all Columbia is
not such a large city and many of us
taxpajcrs are able to go over it with
our own feet and legs.
First: Possibly not with as much
dignity and ease, but certainly with
greater satisfaction to the taxpayers
who pay the bills, the fire-chief can
WF.KIIS SIIOI'LD ISK .MOWED XOW
.1. 0. Rankin Tells Hon to Improit
Haie you mowed those weeds?
Then jour farm is worth more and
you are a better neighbor and a bet
ter citizen than if you hadn't. Everj'-
ono thinks more of the farmer and
farm if lie sees the weeds neatly
mowed as he drives along a well
dragged road. As he passes the end
of the line fence he sees a fence row,
not a weed row, and the same is true
of the cross fence.
Docs this describe your farm? Then
rabbit shooting may not be so good
on it next winter but buyers will of
fer you more an acre on it because
they know it will take less work to
make crops on it for a number of
j ears than if all that weed seed had
not been hariested. If j-ou still have
that weed crop to harvest, jou will
have to hurry. Weed seed is getting
nearer ripe every uaj'. The hot dry
weather has hurried ripening instead
of belating it. liur pulling time
coming and the horse weeds in the
fence rows arc getting harder for the
mower or scythe to handle, but there
is some consolation in the thought
that there is still time to do a great
deal of good and that too early mow
ing might have let the weeds come
up and make another crop of seed.
J. 0. Rankin, Missouri Agricultural
PARALYSIS DEATH TOLL 1,397
Xevt York Suffers Hcinily Xev Jer
sey Also Afflicted.
XEW YORK. Aug. 22. Infantile
paralysis attacked 134 more children
in the city in the twentj'-four hours
ending at y o clock tnis morning, an
increase of nine over j-csterdaj''s fig
ures. Thirtj'-six. four more than yes
terdaj", died from the disease, accord
ing to the report of the health depart
ment todaj'. The total deaths to date
are 1,397 and the cases of infection
The state hoard of health of Xew
Jersey reported a total of 1,930 cases
in that state up to this morning,
eighty new names having been sent in
today. One hundred and ninety-two
municipalities are affected by the epi
demic. Xewark having the greatest
number of cases, which is given as
and lighting must also be con
sidered, transportation is cheap. If
he can spare the time, he can travel
twice daily for $4.40 a month.
.Meat is not high, as Argentina is a
meat country. The lery fanciest cuts monthly.
of beefstiak may be had at 23 cents a llrickbicr (.'els ..-,().
pound. Ribs and rump steaks cost Bricklayers are paid from $2.50 to
17 1-2 cents a pound, mutton II!. veal $.1.30 daily but do not have work all
:ii 1-2 cents and pork 22 cents. the time. A carpenter, who also has
Other items of household expense f periods of unemployment, earns from
iill be about like thi: Putter 44. , $1.30 to $2.50 daily,
bread 5 1-2. coffee 44, tea 39 1-2, ' There is a wide variation, accord
granulated sugar lie, chickens 35c ing to season, in what an unskilled Ia
a pound. ' borer receives. At times he gets as
j -Milk costs S cents a quart. Eggs low ai 30 pesos and as others as high
I aie 4S cents a dozen. Potatoes cost as So pesos monthly, or. in United
1 33 cents for 22 pounds. Oranges are States inonev from isn t !-. -n
t! cents a dozen, bananas 22 cents a On a farm, it is possible to imagine
dozen and apples G cents each. I how a man might live on the latter
A suit which would cost $23 in Xew , of these two sums, even in Argentine.
York or Chicago or San Francisco, How he succeeds in doing it in Huenos
costs $15 in Ituenos Aiies. A pair of Aires, and how. in particular, he sue-'
$5 or Mi American shoes costs $13. A cecils in doing it part of the time on
$3 American hat costs between $C and $13.20 per month is a puzzle.
$7. An ordinary suit of winter un-, It seems to be the consensus of
derclothing costs $10. United States oopiuion that he can get enough of a
money, poor quality of food but that his shel-
Dresses Cost $30 Each. ter is such as would revolt a self-
The man who buys his wife a not respecting hog in the United States,
ovcr-l'asliionable walking suit must He wears whatever clothes he can
pay $30 for it. If she is not too par- pick up.
ticular. he can get her a bonnet for
If lie wants to keen up with the
news, each paper costs him 4 cents.
The price of a 15 cent American
magazine is 20 cents.
The beer is good but it costs 13
cents per glass. A waiter must bring
eacli glass to a small table and ev
ery time he expects a tip. of 4 cents.
Whiskey, including the tip. is 22 cents
There is practically no such thing
as a cigar for less than S cents
and having no further
well, which had no pump and was
merely a cistern, he let it alone.
Xeighbors using the well noticed a
scummy deposit on the surface of the
water. Three weeks ago, A. M.
Schwabe took a sample of the water
to G. W. .Martin. State Chemist, who
analyzed the water and found that it
contained a good percentage of crude
oil. E. Ii. Branson, a geologist in the
I Universitj-, has also examined the wa
ter and has pronounced the oil found
on the surface to be white oil, the
best grade of crude oil. Several oil
men from Oklahoma have also exam
ined the water and have reported fa
On the strength of these reports it '
has been decided by those interested
to survey tlie property, to get a map '
and plan of the ground wherein oil
is found and to decide on a suitable
place to sink a test well. The suriey
will be made tomorrow and next daj'
use for the George Kher, Will Farlej', .1. H. Sapp,
Jasper Slurry, A. .M. Schwabe. N. e.
Estes and II. II. Hanks.
Send all your local and societi news
to the .Missourian. Telephone ' ".
DR. VIRGIL HLAKL'.MORK
Specialist in Spectacle making.
Grinding, Drilling. Repairing. Ex
change Xational lik. Iildg.
-JOHN N. TAYLOR ,
Pianos, Player-Pianos and
Ilest Records Made
I 'irgiiiia IllJg.
I want to buy, good second
hand furniture and stoves.
Will pay good prices for your
entire house. Phone 238-red
and get prices before selling.
Second-hand goods taken in
exchange for new. J. M.
HUGHES, 811 Walnut St.
or Kats.iviic unci Rune
Used the World Over - Used by U.S. Government
The Old Reliable That Never tells - l5c.25c.Af DruaglstA
THE RECOGNIZED STANDARD-AVOID SUBSTITUTES
We Will Repair It
All work guaran
teed. We special
ize on Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry
GOETZ & LlNDSEY
Will call for your
Family washing satisfac
torily and cheaply done.
12 S. 7th Phone 745
If you are planning a camping par
ty or week's .outing during August.
Morean Lodge accommodates rrmvils
from II! to 20 persons for onlv .::.."0
ml a week a person ; Dew Drop Inn, S to
lly I'tiltetl I're.
HOrSTO.W Te.. Aug. 2L'. Houston
today claims the long distance hos-
pitalitv championship. A company of
Xew York militia was passing a fire
) station during an exercise stroll
I while firemen were shearing a horse
, with electric clippers. One of the
guardsmen, whose head was hot bc
I neath a heavy thatch, broke ranks and
j asked for a haircut. Xot only was he
. accommodated but also were a score
j of his fellow militiamen and it didn't
em a cent.
just as well zo over the citv mnlHnt.
inspections on his motorcvcle instead i
of an automobile at extra cost. ' .. .... ., .
C.,.. i i.-.i . I " Hint Jars- in
Second: With such motorcycle. ! ,.r ,-,.,, ,,,,
......... is. ui.i'11 u an ir.lllic ponce to I n"nO"
catch speeding automobiles.
ug. 22. The housewife's
the fire- . ennenn frtf niittin. nn frnif lc nn 1iiia
chief can get to the scene of the fire today but she has no glass jars there-
i omen me lire iiepartment tiutomo- for
-.... .. .,,., .puii-ieu un speeo ., are ...,, bv manufacturers nn,l
I housewives. Thev
In case the present auto- Cept for liquids.
Specially prepared cardboard
are all right ex-
these are practically unsmokable.
Havana cigars cost from -14 cents up.
The man who falls ill will haie to
pay an ordinary family doctor ?." a
visit. If his teeth hurt him. it will
cost him $." an hour to have repairs
made, unless he goes to an expensive
dentist, in which case there is nrac-
ticaily no maximum limit.
People who like to keep clean must
pay to their washerwomen approxi
mately the same prices as are
charged by the highest-priced Xew
Kieriiliing Is High.
Itoimhly speaking, it costs about
twice as much to live in Huenos Aires
as it costs to live, not perhaps in Xew
York, but in Chicago.
A citizen of the 1'nitcil States who
qoes to the Argentine metropolis to
liie. on the same salary he received
at home, may consider that his in
come has been cut in two, and will
be financially nise if he readjusts his
Living expenses are higher in Ar
gentine that in any other countrv in
In Ilrazil the average is only a lit
tle higher than in the Tinted States.
Chile and the countries in the South
American north are rather cheap.
This does not refer to all commodi
ties. Some articles are very expen
sive. It applies, however, to the
average cost of living !
As an offset against their lower
prices, incomes are generally lower
in the countries where living is
Why prices are so high in Argentine
is not entirely clear. For one thing,
the country's population is small and
it lias plenty of money, so that, if the
cash were evenly distributed, the per
capita wealth would be high. Fur
thermore, it is not a manufacturing
country. It lacks workingmen in suf
ficient numbers, it has little water
power and it has almost no fuel.
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L. TTvrrT STLOUIS WKSBk B
s tfl HOTEL foryour Wire.Mot&rorSisto: WBJ&D BL H
ja'i--kl.7!jjr.,-i....-vj-1in--ptni .--j- ni-jj--j-j uQy J
12 persons; and Fraternity Lodge, 4 ,
to 0 persons, at same rate per week. ,
Fine boating and bathing. All I5un
galows screened. Full line of picnic
supplie sand fresh vegetables right on '
the faim. I'lione AW or write to F. V
Dallmeyer. 15. F. I). Xo. t, I!ox lfi Jef- '
ferson City. Mo.
ox nn: i'kkttv moiskw itivnr
Missourian Want Ads
Half a Cent a Word a Day
That carriage or go-cart that the youngest child has outgrown is just
what another woman wants to give her child.
That rocking chair and the old dining room table are-good even
though you have relegated them to the attic.
You don't need a hose and garden tools in a flat, hut there are others
who have just moved from flats to houses and they are ready right
now to buy hose, tools, refrigerators, etc. Even the clothing you have
""Ml7 lu 5CU Ior om ras "'' "" a better price if itisn'tall worn
Almost every one or your "don't wants" is sure to be snm,L,l'o
And a Missourian Want sU is theay to find the somebody and
just pnoncii ana tell your "don't wants" to the Missouri,