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TIIE DAILY MISSOUKIAy, FRIDAY EVENIXG, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917.
BOOXE LIYED IX 3USSOURI "
Miss Fern Rusk Writes of the Time
Re Sat For His Portrait
There has been some question In
discussions of the life of Daniel Boone
at to whether or not that pioneer
ever really spent much time in Mis
souri. Miss Fern Helen Rusk, as
sistant in the history ot art at the
University of Missouri presents proof
that the pioneer really spent some
time in this state and that he further
more lived for a time at Boonslick,
near Franklin. Miss Rusk In her
book, "George Caleb Bingham, Mis
souri Painter," tells of Bingham's
early life near Boonville, and how
the young George Bingham watched
Chester Harding, an earlier painter,
as the latter painted the picture of
Daniel Boone. An extract from Miss
Rusk's book follows:
"In the summer of 1820 Chester
Harding ,who had come from St.
Louis in the previous year, made his
first trip out into the wilderness of
Missouri to paint the notable pioneer,
Daniel Boone, who had settled just
across the river from Franklin at
Boonslick, a saline spring from which
Boone ,and his sons obtained salt.
shipping it down the Missouri to St.
Louis in rude canoes made of hollow
sycamore logs. Harding tells In his
'My Egotistigraphy' of the rude
prlmithe life of this old settler and
of his astonishment, and that of his
eighteen children, as they watched the
likeness grow on canvas."
Descendant of Daniel Boone Visits Here'
What the Women Say
"I think the tavern is marvelous
and the women of the town certainly
intend to use it," said Mrs. J. P.
McBaine, when asked her opinion of
the new hotel.
"Well, I never dreamed it would be
so wonderful looking, and I'm tickled
to death with it." was Mrs. E. Sydney
Miss Juliet Bowling, who foresees a
long list of gay happenings in the
hotel, is jubilant over the prospect.
Club women, among them, Mrs. W.
E. Harshe, Mrs. J. E. Thornton, Mrs.
S. C. Hunt and Mrs. J. G. Babb, look
forward to more women's club con
ventions for Columbia. Already
negotiations have 'been begun for
some of these.
So the women of Columbia arc
claiming the Daniel Boone Tavern for
In the Mezzanine, furnished in
wicker, with rose hangings, they find
a rest room with daintily appointed
wicker writing desks and charming
cushioned lounging chairs. Already
they are making use of these facilities
and almost any day you may see
them making a tour of inspection
through the orderly hotel kitchen, with
its rows of fascinating new tins and
pots and pans.
The ballroom and banquet room de
serve a story, all to themselves. The
wonderful coloring first strikes the
eye and invariably every woman be
gins to reflect on the wonderful
opportunity the big room affords for
teas and dances. The Daniel Boone
Tavern will surely mean a great deal
to Columbia women.
PLACE FOR PIONEER CDRIOS
Relic Case On 31ezzanlnc Floor a
Feature of X'eir Hotel.
One feature, at least, of the interior
furnishings, of the new Daniel Boone
Tavern Is believed to be absolutely
peculiar to the new Columbia hotel.
On the mezzanine floor of the build
ing stand a number of empty glass
cases that might be used for a dis
play of dress goods in a department
store. But these cases ate not for
the display of goods for sale. They
will contain articles famous in the
history of Boone County. Old arrow
heads, guns anything that is be
lieved to have a historic value will
he placed in the cabinets and pre
served there. One of the most valu
able contributions promised for the
cases is from Miss Elizabeth Gentry
of Kansas City. Miss Gentry Is the
owner of the old "scraping Jrons"
that were once in front of the old
Selbie Hotel, at which Thomas H.
Benton and other prominent states
men stopped In the olden times. Miss
"entry has written offering these
articles to the new hotel museum
and they will be placed in the cabi
nets In the near future.
Other articles of historic value
will be given the hotel by the Mis
souri Historical Society, it Is understood.
FIRST WEEK BUSINESS GOOD
Guest Pleased With the Rooms In
Traveling men and tourists have
been pleased with the rooms of the
big, airy .Daniel Boone Tavern during
the last week. At a time in the
year when the season generally Is
expected to be rather dull, the new
hotel has within one week had two
nights when the crowds could scarcely
be accommodated, and every night has
bad a business far better than the
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management expected before the hotel
was formally opened.
On the first night the hotel was
filled up by Columbians who desired
to be "first nighters" at the new
building. There were many of the
rooms unfinished that night and conse
quently the management could hardly
accomodate those who desired to
spend the night there.
Since that night there has been a
good crowd at the hotel every day,
traveling men, who have been waiting
for the building to open for some
time, have used every sample room in
the building ready for use, and F.
W. Leonard, manager is now having
more tables made for the use of these
salesmen. A larger numberof men
with sameples was expected later in
the season, but the hotel management
was hardly prepared for the crowd
that has been there during the last
Sample rooms are on every floor of
the hotel. They are arranged in
suites so that a traveling man may
have one or two salesrooms adjoin
ing his bedroom.
DESCENDANT OF BOONE HERE
Historical Society Lends Picture.
The picture of Daniel Boone with
his dog which is shown in this issue
of the Missourian was lent by the
State Historical Society which has of
fices in the University Library Build
ing here. The picture is a copy of an
Phillip Winfrey of Ashland Dies.
Phillip Winfrey, about 65 jears old.
died last Sunday at his home four
miles northwest of Ashland. He was
a member of one of the pioneer fami
lies of that section, being a son of
the late Justice Israel Winfrey.
Burial was at Xashrille church Mon
Kansas City Man Creat-Creat-Great-Grandson
of Noted Pioneer.
Daniel Boone, Jr., whose great-great-great
grandfather was the fam
ous Daniel Boone, came to Colum
bia last week not in the old-time
prairie schooner of the frontier days,
but in a new Cadillac Eight.
The descendant of the old frontiers
man for whom the new Boone Tav
ern and the county in which Columbia
is located are named is vice president
and secretary of the Midland Life In
surance Company of Kansas City. He
came to Columbia with his close
friend, Barney L. Aliskey, vice
president of the new hotel company
and editor of Tavern Talk, official ho
tel publication. With him were Miss
Dorothy Jardon, Orpheum Circuit
singer, and her mother, Mrs. Ignace
Jardon. who are spending the summer
at Excelsior Springs.
"It's the finest thing I've ever seen
in a town of this size," said Mr.
Boone, after a trip through the hotel.
"Wichita, Kan., has 100,000 population
and it hasn't anything- that can even
touch your Daniel Boone Tavern. I
take a certain pride in noting the fact
that the new hotel bears the name of
Modern Equipment In the Kitchen.
A machine for the washing of dishes
by hand or by electricity, a mechanical
pstatoe masher and a great ice cream
freezer are part of the equipment of
the kitchen of the Daniel Boone
Hotel Does Its Own Printiiijr.
lFor hVrry-up printing orders at
the new tavern a special printing
press has been prdwded and one of
the employes of the hotel company
vrill print all daily menu cards, and
special job work necessary.
?AtWffS A GOOD-SHS?-
At First Sight'
By GEORGE MIDDLETON
Also Sidney Drew Comedy
Commencing Saturday, Matinee Everyday
MONDAY and TUESDAY -
House Peters in
"HEIR OF THE AGES"
James W. Schwabe
REAL ESTATE AND LOANS
' 200-202 Guitar Bldg.
Mr. and Mrs. Eloit R. Clark returned
last week to their home, 413 South
Sixth street, after spending the sum
mer in Chicago, where Mr. Clark at
tended a medical clinic.
Dean and Mrs. Eldon R. James
have returned to their home on Prov
idence road, after SRgnding the sum
mer in Chicago, where Dean James
taught in the "University of Chicago.
A number ot Columbians went on
a motor trip to Fulton yesterday.
Those in the party were: Mrs. J. H.
Laughlin, Mrs. J. W. Sapp, Mrs. J. T.
Davis, Mrs. J. M. Hughes, Helen
Hughes, Mrs. Sam Dalton, Mrs. Gil
bert Moore, Miss Helen Conley, Mrs.
J. P. Heibel and her two daughters,
Misses Agnes and Katherine, and
Miss Mary Horine.
Mrs. H. C. McKee is visiting Mrs.
Joe Estes here.
Miss Frances Moore, daughter of
Mrs. Fannie B. Moore, has gone to
Salllsaw, Okla., where she will teach
in the high school this year.
Miss Augusta Spencer has returned
from Kansas City and Independence,
where she has been visiting friends
for the past two weeks.
CITY AND CAMPUS
Miss Ethel Belcher, a graduate of
the Unhersity left today for Kahoka
where she will teach In the public
school this winter. J
C. D. Bellows of Maryville came to
Columbia this morning on business.
Mr. Bellows is a member of the State"
Board ''of Agriculture.
Prof. L. A. Weaver of the depart
ment of animal husoandry of the Uni
versity will return tomorrow morning
from Atlanta, Mo., where he has been
judging stock at the Atlanta county
J. Kelly Wright will leave tonight
for Kirksville, where he will speak
at the all-day meeting of the Adair
County Grange meeting.
Vaughn Black, assistant to the gen
eral secretary of the Y. M. C. A., ar
rived last night from St. Louis.
Prof. E. A. ' Trowbridge returned
this morning from Savannah, where
he acted as judge of stock at the Sa-
(vtinah county fair.
Mrs. Dwight E. Aultman arrived
today from Washington, D. C, to
place her three children, Miss Edith,
Miss Anita and Dwight, Jr., in the
schools here. Miss Edith Aultman
will enter the University this fall.
Miss Mary Chevalier departed for
Muscatine, la., this morning.
Mis3 Helen Hungate departed this
morning for Saline, Kan., where she
will teach in the high school.
Mrs. E. A. Richardson went to
Sturgeon this morning after visiting
Mrs. James S. Wharton here.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Moore went to
Ashley today after visiting Mrs." S. S.
MIs3 Julia Gordon left this morn
ing for Stockton, Kan., where she
will teach in the high school.
Miss Grace Forbis and Miss Minnie
Sandker went to Paris today to visit.
Miss Helen Ferrell went to Kirks
ville today, where se will attend the
State Normal School.
Herbert Green left for Danville,
Mrs. R. L. Grant and her daughter,
Sarah Frances, w"ent to Alma today
to visit for a few days.
BRING TOUR 8IIOES TO
They hare the best equipped shoe
repair department In toe city.
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I Phone 576 609 Broadway i
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We know how well you like
a variety to choose from in
COATS AND SUITS
So ve see to it that our advance displays present a variety of styles wide enough
to satisfy the preferences of the women of our community.
The Coats and Suits now shown here demonstrate our ability to provide the favor
ed modes, for here you'll find garments for young women, those who desire the
conservative, those who want fancier models and for elderly women.
IN COATS YOU MAY SELECT
Good, rocyny styles in wool, velour, "kersey, broadcloth, pom pom, crystal
cloth, diagonal cheviots, heavy" burellas, Velour Du Nord, Egyptian seal
and soft lustrous plushes. There's a wealth of styles
with many new collars, exclusive belted features and
fur trimmed ones. Prices range
$10.00 to $65.00
THE CHOICEST OF SUITS
Plain tailored, slightly trimmed tailored and fancier Suits
greet you here in poplins, gaberdines, serges, tricotine,
burella, broadcloth, and the shades; these are the most
wanted Concord, Russian, Pekin green, navy, taupe, beet
root, amethyst, African brown, black, Hague. You'll see
thee materials and shades in Suits ranging In price
$15.00 to $65.0i
Our Millinery Department, too is now showing its complete
line of Millinery for Fall. Every new idea from authori
ties of fashion.
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