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THE EVEXISG MISSOURIAN, TUESDAY, XOTEMBEB 20, 1917.
BOONE COUNTY DRAFT STATISTICS
Harried Men -Single
Jber and Furniture
Paner and Printing Ind.
Telephone & Telegraph
Jrade and Merchandise
Public Service .--professional
LWestic and Manual
Service in General
jborers in General
Metal Industry . - -
o - illustrates Value
Historical Library to
One Word in Old Personal
Column Sustains Claim to
Two jears ago at Marshfield, Mo.,
the widow of a Civil War veteran ap
plied for a pension. Her husband's
record was on -the war rolls, with good
service and honorable discharge and
all that but the goternment was with
holding the pension until proof of his
death. Though he had lived near
Marshfield and was acquainted with
many persons there before his death
seventeen years ago, there was no
legal proof of his death. It was of no
avail that neighbors had gone to his
funeral and were willing to swear so;
the government, in default of a burial
permit, an undertaker's record, a card
of thanks notice in the paper or some
evidence of that kind, considered him
alive and would continue to through
out all eternity.
No matter how long the widow;
might live Ta hundred years, say her
husband would outlive her in the eyes
of Uncle Sam; for the fact of his
death had not been established, and
the veteran, being really dead, could
not die again to give his widow an
other chance to prove his death.
This was the situation the man
dead, the government-unconvinced and
the widow without her pension when
someone thought of writing to the Mis
souri State Historical Library. Among
the old files of Marshfield newspapers
here was found an account of the
soldier's death anil also resolutions of
respect from his lodge. The pension
was granted at once.
Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary
librarian of the State Historical
Library, related this Incident before
the Missouri Legisature as typical of
how the library is of use. One legis
lator told Mr. Shoemaker that this
single story changed him Into a sup
porter of the library appropriation
then pending. An appropriation of $16.
400 was voted for maintenance and
salaries for 1916-17.
The State Historical Library oc
cupies seven rooms in the University
Library Building, contains 170,000
volumes of books, newspapers and
pamphlets, employs seven persons and
answers more than 6,000 letter a year.
It is the third largest library In the
state. It endeavors to file a copy of
anything published of a Missourian,
for a Missourian and by a Missourian.
Church reports, lodge, statistical, rail
road, school all the proceedings of
voluntary organizations are filed. Each
state institution that Issues a paper
or bulletin sends sixty copies to the
Historical Library. Forty-seven of
these copies are sent to the other
states In the Union In exchange for
corresponding publications from them.
Thus with no other cost than postage
each state is accumulating a record of
all the others. The remaining thir
teen copies are filed away and used to
replace missing numbers in the files of
the original givers.
Warrensburg Normal School which
lost Its entire files by fire, was able to
replace them from these duplicates.
Mr. Shoemaker gets a copy of every
newspaper in Missouri printed In a
town of 500 inhabitants or more and
some of the papers from smaller
Places where the character of the
publication warrants. He regards
newspapers as the most valuable part
Of trm lth-q..... tn rVrtm thtri hp HilVS.
though all the rest of the records be
destroyed, a complete history of Mis
snnrl rtnffi kn ntiuwul nr FMitnrs
though they used to be hesitant, are
now eager to supply the library wun
copies of their papers.
Of Practical Ynlue.
Newspapers are of the most practi
cal value, too. In some instances
COllrtrmtiarto linra Viitraarl nml the COUn-
tles have been left .without records.
Then the only records available were
the notices printed In newspapers
the county official printing. Cities
have lost copies of franchises and
Paving contracts. So about fifty in
quires a year come to Mr. Shoemaker,
requesting access to the files of the
Papers that carried the public printing.
There- are not trivial troubles, either.
One Central Missouri city had mis
Placed its records and was unable to
N HEWER NOTE
Called and Total
, 16 .
get a paving company to perform a
$50,000 contract. Copies of this city's
printing in a paper here won the case
for the city. Administrator's notices,
stray notices, accounts of soldiers
deaths and even deed3 are taken as
Mr. Shoemaker cites the case of an
heir to half a million dollar estate,
who sustained his title to it by find
ing one word In the personal column
of a paper forty years old. The heir's
uncle had sued him for the property.
alleging illegitmacy. The marriage of
the heir's parents had taken place
nearly fifty years before. The mar
riage certificate had been misplaced,
the minister in Kentucky who married
them was dead and the courthouse
records had been destroyed by fire.
Nothing was left to do but to prove a
common law marriage that is, show
that the parents of the heir were
recognized before his birth as man
and wife by the community. Lawyers
for the defendant found an item in
the personal column which referred to
the parents as Mr. and Mrs. So-and-So,
and upheld their case before the
Kansas City Court of Appeals.
Many Inquires Received.
Editors, though they have oblidged
the Historical Library by their papers,
are in turn indebted to it for a great
deal of information. It is the
principal source of information In re
gard to points in state history, laws
and reports of commissions. The men
who write the editorial columns have
come to rely on the library. As high
as twenty-five letters of inquiry a
week come to Mr. Shoemaker from
There are more than 5.000 books by
Missourians in the library. These treat
every imaginable subject, from direc
tions on baby-rearing to discussions of
Plato's philosophy and the growth of
romanlc love. Some of the better
known names on the books are: J.
Breckenridge Ellis, Mark Twain,
Eugene Field, Rupert Hughes, Fannie
Hurst, Harris Merton Lyon, Sara
Teasdale, Winston Chruchill, Augustus
Thomas, Homer Croy, William H.
Hamby. Zoe Akins, William Marion
Reedy. Some of these names have
become more familiar to Missourians
since the organization of the Missouri
Writers' Guild in Journalism Week of
Men who have made special gifts
of newspapers to the library recently
are: Colonel J. West Goodwin of
Sedalia, a former editor, 64 volumes of
the St. Louts Republic between 1874
and 1890; W. O. Atkeson, editor of the
Bates County Record 50 volumes of
that paper; Homer Clark, editor of the
Cass County Democrat, 39 volumes of
the Cass County Republican; heirs of
Edmund Burke of California, Mo., 403
volumes of Central Missouri papers:
Philip Gansz, editor of the Macon Re
publican, 25 volumes of old numbers of
Relics of any descripUon that com
memorate Missouri history are pre
served In the library. An old six-foot
rifie, with powder horn and shot bag,
hangs in the reading room. This gun
served in the battle of Bunker Hill;
probably was where Pitcairn said.
"Disperse, ye rebels," if elementary
histories are to be believed: helped to
subdue the wilderness of Kentucky,
overthrow the British at New Orleans
and eventually to clear Missouri of
Redskins. A Nodaway lnan gave it to
the Historical Society. Whiskey flasks,
dueling pistols and bowie knives are
in the collection to show how our
forefathers raised arguments and
SHOUT COURSE STUDENTS MEET
Professor Trowbridge Discusses Means
OfllTe Stock Improvement.
The Short Course students held their
regular weekly meeting last night in
the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium. E. A.
Trowbridge. professor of animal
husbandry. In his talk on "Community
Live Stock Development." pointed out
three principal means of live stock
Improvement: The raising of pure
bred herds, the supporting of the coun
ty fair and the organizing of boys' and
E. H. Hughes, superintendent of the
chnri rnnrsp. announced that reduced
railroad rates to the International
Live Stock Exposition at Chicago were
almost certain, and that out of the 125
students who had signed for tickets
70 were Short Course students. At
Mr. Hughes' suggestion, those who
go from the University to the exposi
tion will wear Missouri badges. Ar
rangements also were made to have a
Short Course float in the Missouri
Kansas parade Thanksgiving Day.
Agricultural Club to Meet.
The Agricultural Club will meet
at 7 o'clock Thursday night In the
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
UNIVERSITY HAS OIVEX $7,000
Organizations Asked to Increase lYar
Fund Total to 10,000.
The contributions of the students
and faculty of the University to the Y.
M. C. A. war fund have now reached
$7,000, and it Is hoped to increase the
total to $10,000.
This week, efforts are being turned
to the clubs and other organizations
In the University. Letters have been
mailed, urging them to help either, toy
individual contributions or by giving
a part or the whole of their Liberty
Bonds. The girls at Read Hall, the
Kappa Alpha Theta sorrorlty. Harvard
Club and the Y. W. C. A. have given
their bonds to this fund.
The Twelfth Night Club of Chris
tian College entertained 300 Univer
sity and college men In the college
gymnasium last night. Flags and
streamers of red, white and blue car
ried out the spirit of patriotism in
the decorations. The same color
scheme was retained in the lighting
and refreshments. In the receiving
line were: Miss May Estes Turner,
president of the Twelfth Night Club;
Miss Marcelle Lively and Mrs. Harris
T. George, officers of the club; Miss
Martha Yeager, president of the Y.
W. C. A.;xMlss Helen Harvey, presi
dent of the Student Government As
sociation; Miss Mary McKee, editor-
in-chief of the College Annual; Miss
Lena Brown, retiring president of
the Twelfth Night Club; Miss Ruby
Moore, representing the Athletic
Club; Miss Anne Hickman, president
of the senior class; Miss Gladys
Minges, president of the junior class,
and Miss Lucille Cost, business man
ager of the yearbook. The Quadran
gle Orchestra furnished the music.
The Commercial Club and the Elks
furnished the flags.
Mrs. John Pickard gave a tea yes
terday for Mrs. W. S., Williams' moth
er, Mrs. Houx, and Miss Wilbur, the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Frederick
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Beeler, who
have been visiting in Southern Mis
souri and Arkansas, arrived noire
Mrs. Charles W. Digges will give a
tea in honor of Mrs. Charles W.
Digges, Sr., of Mexico, from 3 to 5
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Novem
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Monroe of Tip
ton are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Frederick B. Mumford was at
home this afternoon to the wives of
the members of the faculty In the
College of Agriculture.
Miss Elizabeth Harris of Kansas
Half a Cent a Word a Day
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LOST Saturday morning, between 10
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City arrived this afternoon to visit at
the Kappa Alpha Theta house and at
the home of Miss Mary Lansing. Miss
Harris will remain for the Thanks
May Enter ATiatlon Corps.
L. A. Craig, a sophomore in the
School of Engineering of the Univer
sity, left this afternoon for St. Louis
to take the examinations for entrance
Into the aviation corps. Mr. Craig
lies at Raymore, Mo.
Will Hold Corn Show at Fayette.
Prof. G. W. Reavls will judge corn
Saturday at Fayette for the Boys'
Farm Show. One thousand ears of
corn will be shown and more than
$100 in cash will be awarded.
Proper time to check a cough is at the
first sjmptom. Delaj is dangerous.
If you are still neglecting your
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Treatment with this effective bal
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and expel the phlegm. Don't lose
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Take a dose of Dr. Bell's Pin-Tar-Honey
promptly and regularly ab di
rected. Your cold or cough will be
broken up, and" Its ill-effects thrown
off. The taste Is so pleasant, children
take it readily.
Tear this ad. out and take it to
your druggist with 25c and he will
give you the genuine il)r. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey,
Cold rain, winds, and dampness
bring out the rheumatic aches. An
application of Sloan's Liniment will
soon have the blood circulating and
the pain will disappear. For neu
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strains, and all muscle soreness.
Sloan's Linimentcan'tbeb-at. Norubbtny:
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than platters or otntmcits. lor cold feec or
hands try aaapnl cation of Sloan'sLimmrnt.
Generous si-ed bottles, at all dug-isu.
12 'lbs. Sugar - $1.00
45c Crisco - - - 35c
90c Crisco - - - 70c
$1.80 Crisco - -$1.60
15c Tuna Fish - 10c
20c Tomatoes, No. 3 15c
15c Tomatoes, No. 2 12c
20c Can Corn, No. 2 12c
6 Bars Soap - - 25c
10c Macaroni - - 08c
10c Spaghetti - - 08c
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Combating Insect Pests.
C. C. Hamilton of Cornell has been
appointed by the United states De-,
partment of Agriculture as special
agent for fruit insect control. He will
leave November 22 for Southeast Mis
souri, for a month's work investigating
the San Jose scale.
Plant Bulbs Now.
They have just arrived. A fine
stock of hyacinths, tulips, narcissus,
crocus, etc. Now is the time to plant
bulbs for early spring flowering.
Phone 920. Columbia Floral Co. C-49-tf
For teas, "at home," and dancing
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complete line of invitation cards
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use the standard Whiting wedding
goods. Our printing in this class
of work is of the highest character.
You will be pleased with any order
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WE ARE in the greatest war the world has ever known
and everyone must do his part.
Our people must be fed at the very lowest cost possible, and
in order to do our part, we have reduced the price on our
flour eighty cents per barrel, which makes our price lower
than that of any other city in the state.
We will sell our best H-P flour in 48-pound sacks at $2.80.
In 24-pound sacks at $1.40.
Every sack is guaranteed to give satisfaction and to please the
In regard to corn meal, it will be much cheaper in price as
soon as new corn will do to mill.
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Round trip fare to points In California,
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For particulars as to routes and stop-over privileges write or call on
J. C. ABBOTT, Agent, Columbia, Mo.
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