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SUNDAY MOUSING MISSOUMAy. S EPTEMBER 16, lfci..
OP CHINA CAPTIVE
Li Yuan-Hung Has Less
Power Now Than Low
liest Coolie There.
FLED TO HOSPITAL
Central Government's Power
Today Apparently Grows
(Correspondence of the Associated Press)
PEKING Li Yuan-hung, once Presi
dent of the Chinese Republic, possess
es today less power here than the
lowliest coolie. He is a prisoner In
the capital of the land over which he
once ruled, and for the first time in
many jears he holds no office; and
except for that of Prince Wu Yi, he
holds no title.
It is Li Yuan-hung's desire to leave
Pekin and seek rest in Tientsin, but
the Government has repeatedly denied
this request. Promier Tuan Chi-jui
and Acting President Feng Kwo-chang
apparently have no intention of al
lowing the veteran warrior to depart
for any settlement where he would be
in a position to communicate with the
revolutionists in the south. The Gov
ernment is said to realize how potent
the name of LI Yuan-hung would be
were he to be made President of a
southern Republic such as Sun Yat
sen, Tang Shao-yi. C. T. Wang and
other Kuomintang leaders are endeav
oring to establish in Canton.
Since he surrendered the presidency
a month ago and allowed General
Chang Hsun to take over the central
government, Li Yuan-hung has divided
his time between the French Hospital
and his home in the Tartar City, with
out the walls of the Forbidden City.
He also 'took refuge for a short time in
Japanese Legation and he handsome
ly rewarded the Japanese soldiers and
officers who protected him in the try
ing period when the Republicans were
ousting the boy emperor, Hsuan Tung,
and overthrowing the short-lived
monarchy set up by Chang Hsun.
LI Yuan-hung's illness was not
serious enough to make his retire
ment to the hospital necessary. But
the French Hospital is in the Le
gation Quarter. It is under the pro
tection of the foreign guards. And
Li Yuan-hung was not the only Chin
ese who was ailing at the time con
ditions were to unsettled outside of
the foreign settlement. Hotels, hospi
tals, legations and private houses
within the Legation Quarter -were
filled to overflowing when Tuan
Chijui's troops moved against Peking
on July 12.
During the years that LI Yuan-hung
served as vice-president under Yuan
Shlh-kal his position was much the
same that it is at present. It is true
he then held the title of vice-president,
but it was a shallow honor. He had
no power. He had no freedom. Most
of those years were passed in an iso
lated palace on an island in the For
bidden City. He was seldom per
mitted to leave the walled compound-
No isitors saw him without the per
mission of the all-powered Yuan
Shih-kai, who lived on the mainland
in a palace LI Yuan-hung could sec
across the lotus-covered lake.
The central government's power to
day apparently grows stronger every
hour. It has the support of the great
foreign powers. They have no thought
ui recognizing a struggling uaiiu ui
parliamentarians in the south who
have only the lukewarm support of the
provinces south of the Yang-tze.
Defoe on Library War Council.
Dr. L. M. Defoe, a member of the
faculty of the School of Engineering
of the University has been appointed
a member of the state library war
council. The council was named by
Governor Gardner at the request of
Secretary of War Baker and Secre
tary of Navy Daniels. ,
BILLIARD MATCH THIS WEEK
Layton and Ricketts Will Play Ex
Arrangements have been completed
for a 450 ball pocket billiard match
between John Layton, former world's
packet billiard champion, and W. D
Ricketts of Rochester, N. Y., at
nnnriis'a milliard Rooms tomorrow
and Tuesday. Three blocks oi lou
balls each will be played. The first
if MnrVs will be played at 2:15
o'clock Monday afternoon and 8:15
ninoV Vnndav evening. The final
).iol- -n-ni hi run off Tuesdav after
noon. A special 50-point game of
3-cushion billiards will be played also
between the two Tuesday afternoon.
Ricketts was at one time a partner
of Jerome Kcough, a former champion,
and has beaten Weston, Houston,
vomifrii Ttninh. Clearwater. Blanken-
ship and Tabreski. Layton defeated
Blankenship in Chicago a year ago
for the title and was then beaten by
Still Owe On Boone Tavern.
Tho rnmmlttee of business men.
which has been soliciting subscriptions
fcn raised half of the $900 the people
of Columbia owe on the Boone Tavern.
At a meeting of the committee in
charge Friday night plans were dis
cussed for obtaining the rest of. the
Laundry - Tailoring
O. C. McCullough.
Expert Cleaning, Pressing and
We will return your laundry in
8 N. Ninth.
150 AT WATERMELON FEED
Coach H. F. Schulte and Student Of
ficers Give Talks.
More than 150 freshmen gathered at
the Y. M. C. A. last nieht for 'the
"watermellon feed 'and get-together
meetine markine the close of the week
of open houses held this week.
Coach H. F. Schulte spoke to the
new students concerning the athletic
year at the University, urging co
operation of all In making this year
another banner season for Missouri.
Short talks were also made by H. R.
Fuller, president of the Student
Senate ,and Nathan Scarritt, president
of the Y. M. C. A. board.
A series of meetings extending over
the next month has been arranged by
the Y. "M. C. A. On September 18 a
meeting for the discussion of the em
ployment question will be held and on
September 22 the annual reception to
new men will take slace. President
A. Ross Hill of the University and
the deans will be the hosts at the reception.
The Sunday Sunset Club will meet
in the lobby of the building on Sep
tember 23 and on September 29 the
annual stag will be given. October
14 will be Student Sunday in the Co
Stephens College Announcement.
Students from Columbia and from
the University who are planning to
take courses in any of the departments
at Stephens College may now enroll.
The following departments are open
to special students: Conservatory of
Music; Expression Department; Art
Department: Physical Education De
partment; and Literary Department
For information or for appointment
i i" uuu iu me Department In"1S
which you are interested.phone 263 or J
call at the College office ' Q
JAMES M. WOOD. Preside 1
Clothes Cleaned and
Called For And
Phone 736 Virginia Bldj.
A New Showing
of Dress Goods and Silks just arrived.
Also a large assortment of Suits and
Coats at prices from
$10 to $40
New Georgette Crepe Waists of all
sizes, just in.
Dresses of the newest styles in Serge
Skirts -Silks, Poplins and Serges in
delightful patterns and modish cut.
Robinson & Boswell
1 007 Broadway
Announces that the following de
partments are open to special day
, students from Columbia and vi
cinity. Recitation schedules
will be arranged to suit the
convenience of University
and Columbia public school
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Basil D. Gauntlett, Director
Teachers: Fanny May Ross,
Piano; Joy Paxton, Piano;
Ruth Russell, , Piano; Myrtle
Le Compte, Piano; Agnes Hus
band, Voice; Lillian Wilhelm,
Voice; George Venable, Violin.
These teachers have been
trained in the best conservato
ries of the United States and
Europe. Private instruction
offered in piano, voice, Violin,
as well as class work in har
mony, theory and history of
music. Special course in Pub
lic School Music.
Anna Forbes, Director
Private and class lessons in
expression. Training for dra
matic, chautauqua and lyceum
work. Class in public speaking
and debating. Instruction in
Madeline Rose Flint, Director
Courses in china painting,
household decoration, water
color, commercial art, and pot
tery. PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Fanny E. Bickley, Director
Gymnastics and Calisthenics;
playground supervision; home
nursing and first aid classes. All
athletics, including swimming,
track, basketball, baseball, etc.
THE JUNIOR COLLEGE
Offers last two years of high
school and first two years- of
University course. Fully ac
credited by the University of
Missouri and other standard in
stitutions. Teachers' certificates
Those who expect to enroll in any of the special departments of
the College should do so immediately, as only a few vacant hours
remain on the schedules of the teachers on account of the unusually
large enrollment of dormitory students.
For information call at the College office, or phone or write to
JAMES M. WOOD, President
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