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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1920
FOUR-THIRTY O'CLOCK EDITION
COUNCIL GIVES '
T?T3 AYfTTTQT? TO
G IS COMPANY
Elimination f Increased Rates
I Is Only Important Change
Madi in Document.
Jtf EFFECT 20 YEARS
If Public Service Commission
Aj'.innes Higher Price,
bt. Lotus Men Will
s- Uuv the riant. -
j A fra ' was granted by the City
Guccil !- ' ' 'M t Thomas D Mil!r.
J JsHK f u'Jinaoo aoJ William M. Fitch
I gantou' ibrm to purchase, maintain
xjnl operate a gas plant in Columbia lor
twenty vars. Tlie orJirur.ee passed was
rTj a soosuiui ituiuorc ouereu iiy uosio
i. .. ., -r i t t.
MlMlt C, Clark, en attorney, and docs not
sucti-ai n; , It is understood. Iiowrver
ihal IS- 1'uWic "service Commissiiin shall
Ijinrove an new rates Wore they be
ceme effe in .
The ordtr ii passed was practically
rrM'S''tie "awt r-s that iVawn by the gas c
"J . T r- . i
;' pant t ano-nr j t uoggs, witn trie ex.
'i rrpann tuxf irher rates asked b the
sew company were rot rxanted. Mr.
jtOaiV. rmnmrnded tliat the counejt not
J set as a rain nuking; bniy bal Icae tag
jnalter entiretv io wc rublic ryrie
Millet and Cullinane were uresent ren-
'jesenu g me nr-w company and an-
1-ounced immediately after the council
tuiiournrd that tli-v would appear before
Jfhe Cimroision, when it meets in St.
Louis ric t week, aid ask that tlie rata
-tnbmitteJ be approved. Council mem
bers individually exorcised annrovnl of
tV imrrasc ' -a't but oTcially refused
f Jo sine, a thrra.
Oirks li Mien o apPritiiS ll'c n-irei-e'
r-tes offii-iallv iras based on the
proband, y (!iat the Pahh: Scmce G,m
mwn w u.d rpnsidc; the councils ac-,
on as pounds for approving the in
creased rale;, in which cage the council
v would be 'morall) bound to upport the
"Kat are a matter for expert opin
. a" i
? V ""Perfonaily I do not oppose the rotes,"
I. PcmjJ CLrl. tani ilhna to nay marc
Wa (XL ixOa scyjee auuWMMak. the
-uujontv of 'iw: f:cs consumers feel ihr
ftrae, tat I do object to the Uly Ctuncil
Win- b a rato-rnVin bodrj'
TRAM IIISF CRUSTED AT OVCE
Qarl. tlicn offered a cuWilutc rcf4Iu
tijn hich omilted ijentiorr of rale and
tp resolulnn 3 pjss-J nnatuBiiudy.
Council members felt that there was
Btthing to be pained by delay and ere
deurous of di'iiong of the cpicstion.
As the jnatter wow stand, the new
compan) will appear before the Public
Scrtree CoTHnisiin in in tffort to have
"that body 6ancuon th increaed rates.
fchich the applicants for the franchise
fiy are necesary to put the present as
plait en a payine basis. If the rates
Biert hi'Ii ap-rotal, the ucw compan)
fll buy the proent plant, 'if not, the
gas comiani il? continue as it is dow
tein; operaied, Uity said.
Thcther the commission ill approve
the iinr rates is a cutter of conjee,
tore. Columbia 'i pain less for ga
liUR IEAH VllKI (.1111 Ul 1(9 9(G UUI ..!;
I tlant'has not mad rnoipy and last year
"ost monej on its fmestment. Its credi
irill not permit irnproTcmenls or better
The tie enmpaiy icpects to pot the
punt on a laying lacis and make the
improvements necessary for better scn
ice to gas consumers.
As approved lat niejil, the ordinance
contains six sections, against the nine in
the onziaal Lill d the cas comnany.
i?Patt of section two, dealing with rates.
as omitted, and sections four, six and
cijnt were considered superfluous.
woiatc or nucinsE
The franchise as passed follows:
An ordinance prantitig to Thomas D.
stiller, John U. Cullinane and Wm. SI.
Fitch a franchise to maintain and oper.
ate a fs plant in the city of Columbia,
Be it onlaiped by the city council of
the city of Columbia, Missouri, as fol-
Section 1. That Thomas I). Miller,
Mn K. Cullinane and 'Vfrn. M. Fitch,
their heir- rrantees ami assipis herein-
liter desifnaled as he Cas Company, be
and they arc hereby vested with the right.
Jer and privilege for a term of twenty
lean fron and after the passage and ap
pieval t,f this ordinance, to purchase, to
red, construct nnd maintain a eas riant
is the city of Columbia. Missouri, for
jt tie manufacture, transmission and sale
f Ss for Iitht. fuel, power and other
wrposes and in connection therewith to
Tselhe streets, avenues, alleys, parks and
isther Dublic places within said city as
Rid city now exists or into such terri.
:Jrf as its ejrporate limits may hereafter
'3tver or inc'ude for the purpose of lay
'Kf and mamtaioinz therein mains and
f" Fpra, connec'ions and appliance used in
, tocnection Uierewilh which may be nec
f esury or p'oer for this transmission,
f distribution and delivery of gas from the
aanu'act.u-;-'" plant to the consumers
t thereof, provijej however, and alwajs
that said gj pipes, mains, appliances
t- and connections shall be so placed and
laid Ihtt they will not interfere with the
fe. -UMC IU "3IO Cll O 1'V HW-WnM;
(Continued on page 8)
For Columbia and vieinirv: Probablv
snow tonight and Wedresdav: much
colder v,iih cold wave; temperature to
about 16 by Wednesday morning and to
near zero by 'vS'ednesdaY nizht. Winds
shifting toslrong northwest tonight.
lor Muu-ouri: Probable snow tonight
and Wednesday; much colder with cold
ware: temperature to zero to 10 above
north and 10 above south portion. Winds
shifting to stioug northwest tonigM.
The center of the low pressure has mov
ed from Utah ;o OkTaSoma, and its in
fluence embraces most of the Plains and
Centrtl Vallevs: snow is general in Kan
sas and Iowa thence northwestward and
rain from Missouri southward and cast
composed of the city attorney, the city
eigineer and the fire chief.
Appropriations totaling $7,760.78 were
passed. Of tliis amount $7,409.73 came
from the water and light fund. $150 from
the security fund and 201.03 from the
So Large' That 5 Men Work
Hours Before It Is
Loaded m I ruck.
The bis tree to be used for the munir
ipil celebration Christmvs night has
leen sIccted. On R. I Kicliard's farm,
eighteen miles southeast of Columbia,
five nen felled and loaded the tree that
will form the center of the festival stage.
K big tetepline pole has been erected on
tlie Agricultural campus to be used in
raising the tree. The work, of setting it
in plce will begin ahiut the middle cf
The trre is a beautiful specimen, shape.
f) wiih I evvy tranche. It required sev.
cxal hours for five men. with the aid of
ropes and by raising, the dump on a to
ton coat truck, to load it.
Several smaller trees "were added to the
load. After two hours of travel the
Giri'tmas tree reached i's destination.
In crossing the Hinkson, south of town
on the Ashland gravel, it was found that
the tract could not pass between lh
sides of the- uin feKse. Ttie smaller
trees bad to be removed frora the load
"until after the bridge was crossed.
Alreadr several fraternities have sent
larfe boxes- of cljthin? and toys for the
Municipal Festival. It is expected that
many more, who attend the festival will
also add gifts to the collection. All
gifts JuM be given to the Columbia
Charity Organkatin for distribution.
Food, clothing, toys, lwoks, fad or pledg
es of aid will be gladly received.
Practically all preparation are com
plete for the celebration. Chunh bells
will ring promptly at 5:33 o'clock. The
festival is to be held on the Agricultural
Campus at 6 o'clock Saturday night. The
entrances will be on Ihtt and University
The big ttar which will shine above
the Municipal Christmas tree lias been
wired by Charles Furtncy and is ready
Temperature May Drop to 16
Degrees by Morning and
Zero at Night.
A cold wave with snow is on the way,
ss the United States Weather I'lireau.
With Christmas only four dajs-off," there
is every indication that Columbia will
lave a cold, white annual festival da).
The snow will come tonight and ed
nesday. By tomorrow morning the tem
perature will drop to 16 degrees above
rero and by tomorrow night it will be
above icro according to the forecast.
ATKESON BACK TO RUTLER
Congressman-Elect Returns to His
Home After 2-Day Visit Here.
Congressman-elect W. O. Atkeson,
who lias visited his son. R. W. Atkeson,
a student in the School of Journalism,
the past two Jays, returned to his home
this morning. Mr. Atkeson was the Re
publican nominee elected to Congress
from the Sixth district in Missouri at the
November election. His home is in But
ler, Bates County. He was formerly edi
tor of the Butler Record and is an au
thor. The Sixth district, which Mr. At
keson will represent, is usually Demo
cratic but Mr. Atkeon won by about
2,400 this year.
31. U. Graduate Dies in Oregon.
Solomon Fine, a graduate of the Uni
versity, died at Corvalis, Ore, on De
cember 16, according to a telegram just
received ty Victor Victor. Mr. Fine re
ceived the master's degree from the Col
lege of Agriculture in 1918. He was
head of the dairy department at the Uni
versity of Oregon. A wife and two small
children survive him. The body has been
sent to his old home in Attleboro, Mass.
Shannon D. Smith Here
Shannon D. Smith of Kansas City is
visiting his father F. W. Smith, here.
MrtvSmith will come tomorrow.
In Letter to Missourian They
Say Thai Both Towns
Should Work To
gether. PRAISE FOR COLUMBIA
Urge United Effort on Part of
Each City to Get New
Station Built at
Editor i the Columbia Emnins MU
souriam Many thanks for the kind
wtirds and good write up given the (Zen
ralia Cmmerciat Club
The wrter agrees with u relatne to
the many giwd things our Clubs couldl
accomph-li bv wurkmg tosether. and 1
would gladly welcome the day when we
can get down to "brass tacks" and put
the powers that be tn work on some
plans that will b helpful to both Centra-
ha and Columbia..
Ccrtraha. beinz a transfer station for
Columbia people as well a-, the traveling
public, is much criticized anil aburcil.
Some complaints are iut and S'ime un-
iu-u Bwih towrs lave "-hronic knockers
and, like th poor, will be with us al-
wavs. Tliey see no good in anything
and are averse in helping promote any
thing helpful to the general public in
Much that lias been said as coning
from Centralia, that in any way reflects
tpon Columbia, is not said by the bu-i-nets
men nor from the better cilbmship
of Centralia, but as I see it only as com
ing from the frivolous and voucgrr de
ment who jest; and those remarks are
only spoken of in a iocrlar way by those
who arc not acquainted with the real
facts or conditions in either place.
Tlie greatest need of Centralia at pres
ent is a suitable railway station where
vour citizens would have a decent place
to wait for arrival of trains and furnish
them accommodations in harmony with
lliose they have been accustomed. To
brousc around a shed of a rlacj" with no
conveniences only aronses feelings of
disgust for tber town and disgusts th'm
wittithe- fclw-'-i Hun'tfttrelsncacli
abke. When you, or tlie writer, starts
en a lo'irnev, re like to keep going; tlie
stops and transfers are annoying end pif
fle our fcelipgs to some extent. Altho
we mjv lie cognisant of the fact that we
luve ao cliange cars, jet there is a feel
ing of hatred over the matter, uward
the point where such change be made.
unless it be a terminal of some size and
importance. Hence I cjn rasd see why
Centralia is frequently made the brunt
of many stage jokes.
Knv If your citizens through the Com
mercial Club will help the Centralia Com
mercial Club and vi-it the proper au
thorities J dare ay it would mean verv
much toward obtaining concessions from
them tint could not be obtained by us
alone. our city has the best claim in
that its citizens always have some wail
bei'ore taking thtir train, and the place
iffiied for the purpose ii far out of line
and har-nony with thit in your city.
Your citizens get on tlie train immedi
ately jpen their arrival at the sta'Ion 3rd
nse your station but lilt!'. iwhl n
parcham? tickets inly, whi'e here thsy
have to eitliT roam about ami swear at
the lowlv hulk in which to wait for their
train, or walk to ke-n warm In wbiter or
avoid the stench of the place in the SJm
mer. I only mention tlie station milter as
it, to my nuntl, is most n-eded at pres
ent but here'are many things in com
mon which can be accomplished b work,
ing in unison. As a business nan located
here for a long tune, 1 desire to say that
I am very proud of Cclumbia with all
her beauty and grandeur, her progressive
citizens and lier gracious manner in
which she handles the ttau-amls who
yearly attend her many educational in
stitutions. In my many travels about
the U. S. A. I have failed to see a city
with qu'te the beauty and attractiveness
that jour city affords.
R. L. Hope
For your information, will say, 1 take
jour paper which reaches rse every even
ing and piruse its pages with much int
erest. R. L. II. Centralia, Mo.
FARMER DIES NE.VU DROWNS
Joseph Hunion's Podv to Be nuried
at Mount .ioa.
Joseph Huaton, 55 o a farmer, wh
lived about a mile and a half north of
Browrs, died of pneumoria lat night.
He had been ill about a week.
He is survived by his wife; a married
dauehter, Mrs. Sam OTtear; and two
sons, Samuel Huntnn and Thomas Hun
ton. He will lie buried at Mount Zion.
Arrangements for the funeral have cot
jet been made.
Mr. Hunton bad lived near Browns
almost liis whole life. His father and
mother, wno were English, moved into
the community when he was a child.
Suspends Action Until January 23.
8 TJuust Trevs.
WasuiCTO-, Dec. 21. The Inter
state Commerce Commission today sus
pended until January 23 the operation
of the proposed rate increase on petro
leum and its products from points in
Kansas Oklahoma, and Missouri to Chi
cago, 3Iilwaukee, and related territories.
CHANCE IN' a II. S. FACULTY
Jlisa Anns 31. Cuthbertion to Suc
ceed -Miss Frances Corlew.
Several of the teachers at Columhla
High Miool will spend the Chrisl-ras'
vacdlien awa from Columbia Miss Sal
dee Si'ean, principal, will visit, in Chr
raso. M'ss Sirah Drift, leaeher of math
ematics, and Miss Ella Hert, teacher ofl
physics, will bolli go to uieir homes, jn
California, Mo. Mis Mary i. Burnett
leacher of English, expects to vi-it Jr.
it. Louis. J. J. Shfi coach and head of
the manual mining department, wilt "Jt
over the lnhdays in llreckenridge, Ali
There will lie nrch?ng- in the Hijli
School faculty for next quarter. -Miss
Anna .Margaret Cuthberuon was elected
Ia-t nigh' b the Board of Educatiop"v
leachc- if Diath-nvjcs ard English v?o
succeed Mis Frrnces-Torlew, whose res
ignation was recently accepted. She will
assunielur duties January 3.
PASSAGE OK TARIFF LIKEL?
House Voles to Take Up Jteasurc
S, TTnitl TrMS. K1
Wssiiivcton. Dec 21. Passage of the
Emergency Tariff Bill by the House was
indteated today when a proposal to tai'e
up the measure tomorrow pas,cd 206 o
76. Tlie majority of the Democrats, how
ever, the vote indicated, wiljpose tie
SALE OF SEALS j
IS FAR BEHIND
Quota Set at S 1,500 and Only
$160:76 Has Been Keached ,
for Tuhcrcular Aid.
The. sale of Christmas Seals for the rf.
lief and control of Tuberculosis lias ony
amounted to $160.76. The quota ii
l,500. Fifty per cent of the proceeds
is to go to Columbia and the other 53
per cent to the state. The seals are eft
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l-aiC ii. UIK jUSCWUt-c, .....(it.. i.wiu ..-
ern, Missouri. Stores and are being solil
b tlie public and catholic school chil
A committee lias been appoi lied to
lastich t!i sale of the bonds, Vvliich ate
S"eafit The committee includes Mrs,
George Tiovell, Mrs. W. T. St.t.enson,
Mrs. J. D. Van Horn, JIri J. D. EUiflL
aD5 Mrs, W. K. fsjUa' , .Jtiatli
The ale is far below the quota, says
Mis Gladys Roberts, who is in cjiarge
of selling the seals and everybody is
urged to put Christmas seals on their
packages and to buy bonds.
Fr3ierriiies, sororitiesf and local or.
ganizations have been solicited.
Tom Young and E. Sydney Stephens,
Jr., have each sold $10 worth of seals.
The sale at the University Elementary
S-hool amounted t $83.
FUND NOW $189
At Estimated Rate, the Mis
sourian Fund Will Save
Previously acknowledged ..$164.00
Airginia Lee Mcng 3.00
A student 1-50
A Columbian .............. 5.00
3Iyron TP. Watkins 5.00
A subscriber 500-
Mrs. J. S. Ankeney 150
Mary Cherry ...y. 1:00
A suhscrilicr ........... 1.00
Jeanette Edwards 2D0
Dorothy Dorsey 5.00
Sirs. Stockton Dorsev 5.00
' Mr. and Mrs John S. Baker 100
The Gilumhia Evening Missourian
fund for Far East Relief lias grown $39
since vesterday. The total now ii $201.00
Il is estimated that $10 is sufficient to
carry through the famine. At this rale
the Mi-sourian fund will save twenty
While we are enjovipg Christmas ind
taking pride in ourselves that we arc en
tering inly the spint of Christmas with
generosity wc must rot forget the 20,-
000.000 slarvins peonie rf the tar hat.
The Chinese government has done all
tlut it can to ameliorate the conditions,
and the Japanese have been sending
rice and oilier Fupplies.
While i! will be impossible to reach
all the people even if the funds were pro
vided, lhoe along the coast can he saved.
The estimates, of the amount nee-led vary.
but if $200,000,000 is subscribed the
greater part if the inliabirants of North.
ern China will be able to live through the
CLOSB AX OLD POSTOFFICE
Government Does Away With Old
est OlTice In Johnson County.
Columbus, the first potoSice In John
son county, which was established eigh
ty-eight years ago, was discontinued this
wxek at the order of the Po&toffice De
partment at Washington. The name,
Columbus, was similar to Columbia"" and
caused much confusion. William Kin
cald was the first postmaster and W. IL
Anderson, who resigned a ear ago, was
the last, Inahihly of the PostoSce De
partment to find a substitute to finish
M. Anderson's term caused the discon
Direct Descendants of Pioneers
Ohserve Tercentenary of
Episode at Ply
COOLIDGE IS SPEAKER
Senator Lodge, 'of Pilgrim
Blood, Recounts History
of Forefathers in
By Halted Pre.
Plymouth. Mas Dec. 2J. Three
hundred years ago today in thp bitter
cold cf a northern winter, a little band
of intrepid men and women setting free
lom uf religious thought and action di
embaiLett from their staunch little n
rl. the AIanoert and started the fin-t
ietUement in tj'c v.Udj of hat is row
The tliree hundredth anniversary of
the landing of the Pilgrim was cele
brated here today almost on the iery
tpot on which the first settler ft foot.
Ceremonies commemorating the diy were
carried out in the hadow of historic
Hundreds of direct dependents of tit
L Pilgrhm w ere here to do honor to their
Ceremonies were stagen in Old Col
rny ThPriter. in which wre as.mbled
scores of prominent men and women of
I tie nauon and leprescn lames of lor
tipi count lies.
Amons; thce wbw took part in the
ceremonies were Calvin Coohdge Vice-President-elect;
Sir Autkljnd fJeddes
ambassador from Great Britain; General
Robert George Nivelle. representing
France, and many others.
tjvU K. Liggett, who presided at the
meeting, presented Vice President-elect
Cchm Cnolidge, who in a brief addres,
paid a tribute to the work of the Pilgrim
Tercentenary Commission, which arrsng
td the celebration, and 5poke on the
landing of the Pilgrims.
Senator Henij Cabot Lodge a Pilgrim
descendant, made the principal addrs
of the celebration on the "Pilgrims of
Pltrm-inh-" He painfed a tivkI picture
of the landing of the little band of settl
ers in a wild and unknown country in
which they were beset by many dangers
in thir efforts t establish homes. Out
lining their reasons for seeking homes
in an unknown country. Senator Lodge
described their trials in the years in
which they sought te giin a In ing from
the virgin soiL He told of their mode
of governing themselves and of their
struggle against the Indians
Following Senator Lodge's aJdress, the
audience, led by Rev. A. Ik "Whitney, of
the First Church of Plymouth knelt in
prayer for several minutes.
Plans now under way to beautify Ply
raoi.Vi harbor, removing unsightly
wharves and waterfront property and
making it a natural park in the center of
hich will stand the weather-beaten Ply
mouth Rock, were explained to the audi
ence. The decorations in the theater were re
minivent of the early davs of Massa
chusetts and the Pilgrim settlement, and
the Ushers, members of the Boston Wo
men's Gub. were dressed as Pilgrim
After a luncheon the visitors and dis
tinguished guests were taken to the his
toric ficenes in old Plymouth, where they
heard again the story of the landing of
NEW NAME FOR
After Tanuarv 1 It Will Be
Known as the Columbia
Hotel Closed 10 Days.
The Athens Hotel will change its name
after the Erst of the year. From January
1, 1920, it ill be known as the Colutn
The new owners of the hotel will close
the- building from January 1 until Janu
ary 10 in order to make necessary re
pairs and improvements. It is estimated
that $10,000 wdl be spent in repairing,
decorating and refurnishing the hotel.
For the first few months of the year
there will be no dining room at the hotel.
A dining room will be opened by April
1. or before if rjossible. and the hotel
will be conducted on the American plan.
BRIDGE CONTRACT AWARDED
SL Louis Firm Will Begin $2,675
Job About January 1.
A contract for a $2,675 bridge over
Dead Creek, just south of Easley, was
let by the County Court yesterday to
the Missouri Bridge & Iron Co. of St.
Louis. The amount named covers the
cost of the bridse and the work of erect
ing it. Construction will be begun about
Union Serrices at St. Paul Church.
Union Christmas services wilt oe new
at 10:30 o'clock next Saturday morning
st St. Paul A. M. E. Church. The ser-
roon will be preached by the Rer. D. J.
Use of Holly and Mistletoe
Dates Back to Old Customs
Christmas means holly and roi-tletoe
in the minds of d-cnr3tois ever)whre.
Ono Columbian who handles the supply
every jear tays that he ha never seen
holly any preuier thin it is this year. It
has a real wealth of berries The bigr!
part of the foliage comes just before
Christmas so as to be freh and green
during the holidays.
Although this year's grouth seems to
be better than last year's, the price is
practically the same, varying from 25
to 30 cents a pound A great heal more
holly is sold in Columbia than mi'tlctoe.
A merchant will order tliree large boxe
of holly, and only one small box ot mistle
toe. The name "holly is said to have been
derived from the use of tlie branches
and bent's to decorate churches at
Christmas seasons. From thij, the tree
was called the Iioly tree. The flowers
of the holly are whitish, attached at a
loint in rlusfrs. Il is the scarlet fruit.
bonevcr, whi'-h characterizes the holly
as a Christ nus decoration. INumerous
species are found in the United States.
Dorn-CIoney Asks Reduction
To Rope Off Block of
Tenth Sl Friday.
tvolver and fire the
J. M. Bttltrtoi appeared before the'nni(i v"ii. -.
City Council last pfcht asking that thej
iicrnsr 01 me uorn uoney iaun iry or
reduced, holding tin. 39X) lear was
excessive. His request vas referred v
the finance committee along niih the
question of a reduction in other Hcens-s.
Permission was granted to rope off
Tenth street from Cherrr to Kim streets
Fridav night for the Municipal Christ
Txtension cf time for the completion
of ride walk gradings on Garth aenue
between Slew art road and Edgewood av
enue as granted to J. A. Stewart when
he explained that he had experienced
difficulty in getting sufficient labor.
Permission to lay a pipe line from the
Dalton Coal yard to a building on Sev
enth street. ta be nsed lit supplying gas
oline to two 10,000 gallon tanks belong
ing to the John Taylor Garage, was de
ferred until the next meeting of the coun
cil. There was some doubt as to whether
the council could grant the request if
property owners objected and the matter
is to be reported upon by a committee
Alterations Will Be Made Soon,
Costing From $3,000
A decorator's plans for refurnishme
and outfitting the lobby of the Daniel
Boone Tavern have been approved by
F. W. Leonard, the manager, and are to
be carried out shortly after the first of
the year. All the present furnishings are
to be discarded and extensive alterations
will be made. The total cost of the new
furniture and decorations probably will
be between $3,000 and $4,000, Mr. Leon-
The agent of a Kansas Cty firm of
decorator", in charge of th work, lias
studied the Taery lobby carefully and
placed the order for furnishings to be
budt to suit its special needs. A huge
table will occupy the center of the floor.
Beneath it will be a handsome rug. An
art lamp and many new chairs and set
tees are included in the decorators or
der. The oil painting of Daniel Boone by
George C Bingham, which hung in the
lobby, has been retnm-d to Washington
University where it is a part of that in
stitution's art collection. It was lent the
Tavein through the courtesy of the City
Art Museum of Forest Park. St. Louis.
T. F. Hardy, a copvist of ability, is
now at work reproducing it on an en
larged scalr. The work is almost fin
ished and Mr. Leonard will go to St.
Louis within a week or so to select a
frame and arrange for sending it h-re.
It will be given a conspicuous place in
the new scheme of decorations.
The work of rcpapering and painting
ell the rooms of the Tavern has just
GET SliT" INCREASE IN PAY
Vocational Students of University
Draw $100 a Month.
The vocational students of the Un.
versity have been granted an additional
$10 increase in pay. The first $10 in
crease was granted a few months ago,
Lbut after an investigation of living con
ditions in Columbia by the Federal Board
of Vocational Education, the additional
increase was granted and is retroactive
to July 1.
The students now draw $100 a month.
Some have received the increase and
back pay in their bst check. Those who
have not, will get the nicrease after the
Mrs. Frances Williams Very IIL
Mrs. Frances M. Williams is critically
ill at the borne of her daughter, Mrs. tV.
G. Manly. Her recovery is doubtful.
Mistletoe belongs to a family of para
sitic shrubs containing more than six
hnrdred known species, and found in al
most all warm countries. It growl on
such trees as the poplar, maple and oak.
The American mistletoe in the southern
states has broader and shorter leaves and
smaller berries and flowers than the
Mistletoe rlayed a conspicuous part
in mythology. Among the Norse, it is
typified by the twig or spear with which
Balder, the white sun god, was slain.
Among Druids and Celts, mistletoe grow.
ing on an oak tree possessed magical
powers. At one time it was supposed
to hae healing properties. The Druids
cut it with great religious ceremony, es
pecially when found on tlie oak. Traces
of regard for the plant sumie in the
custom of certain privileges bequeathed
to one who stands beneath a spray.
Not many cedar trees are on the mar
ket yet. Those that are now on sale
vary in price from 25 cents to $1.25
which is about the same as in former
TESTIFIES AGAINST JUDGE
Fisherman Sajs He Saw -Biff Man"
87 Uniled Txtm.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec, 21. Adrian
Short, fisherman, testifying today for
the prosecution in the second degree
murder trial of Judge Tm. H. McCan
non, chief justice of the municipal court.
said he saw the big man draw a re-
shot which killed
Harold Kagy, garage proprietor, nere
- j -t-
ITe" said he could not identify "the big
man" but described him as about six
feet high and 230 pounds in weight.
TO THREE MEN
Italian Fight Starts Over an
Attack on Chancellor
Br Unite Trass.
Roue. Dec 2L Three men were kill.
ed "and even wounded in a battle be
tween Socialists and Nationalists at Fer
rara, according to information received
from Bologna today.
The trouble was reported to have start
ed when an attack was made on Chan
cellor Deputy Niccolai. Several hundred
Nationalists motored to "Ferrara from
Bologna to reinforce their comrades. The
fight was said to have lasted scleral
ODDFELLOWS TO AID SANTA
Committee Anxions to Learn of De
Clothes, shoes, coal and other neces
sities for Columbia's needy families will
be furnished by Santa Claus in the guise
of the Odd Fellows this Christmas.
T. W. Ficklin. George Surrett, M. F.
Thurston, W. V. Whitesides and G. W.
Brady have been appointed as a commit,
tee to investigate the condition of about
sixty families whose names have been
received as needing help. They urge
that anyone knowing of deserving fami
lies turn in the names of these families
to some member of the committee.
A member of the committee will visit
esery family and find out its needs.
Cifts wdl be distributed to the homes
on Christmas Day. An especial effort is
being made to find all the cases of
widows with several children, who are
having a hard time making ends meet.
ACCUSED OF RAISING CHECK
Otto Woods, Negro, May Get Ten
A charge of raising a check from $2
to $10 was filed against Otto Woods.
negro boy, by Prosecuting Attorney
George Starrett yesterday. The check
'was given by Dale Rohrig to J. Wright,
a negro boy who works for him. Woods
raised the check for Wright, and then
Wright attempted to pass it at a bank,
Mr. Surrett said today. Wright is being
held, and will probably be filed against
later. The penalty for the offense is
from two to ten years in the penitentiary.
THEFT BRINGS TWO FINES
Negro Who Took Candy- and Cigars
Theft of $20 worth of cigars and
candy proved costly to Will Roberts and
Lawrence Marshall, negroes. Roberts
was fined $23 and costs and Marshall
$3 and costs today by Judge M. L. Ed.
wards. Marshall, who has been em
ployed for odd jobs by Moscow Brothers
for about four years, stole the. goods
from them last night; Roberts bought
the stolen property from Marshall. Mar-
shall is about 18 years old; Roberts is
middle-aged. Both pleaded guilty.
Charges Graft in Coal.
By U-test l-rest.
WasmicTO", Dec 21. The charge
thit United States government officials
made a great profit in dealing in coal
was made today before the senate in
vestigation committee by George H.
Cashing, director of the American Whole.
IRISH KUUTED X
A'C TTJT7V DT A AT U.-J
X.O liJL-l LLitL
At Least Ten Sinn Feiners Kill
ed in Biggest Battle of
the Present Up
rising. IN MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Estimates of British Losses
Range From Eight Killed
to One Seriously
Wounded. a- CMuJ Pna.
DciUf Dec. 2IReports of the big
gest battle yet fought in tie present Sinn
Feiners' uprising, which occurred at Mul
linahone on Sunday night, were still frag
mentary and conflicting today.
At least ten Sinn Feiners were lulled
and thirty wounded or captured, while
the British casualties were variously es
timated at from eight killed and many
wounded to but one seriously and several
slightly wounded The Irish were said
to have been routed.
Heavy military reinforcements and a
number of ambulances were sent to the
scene, which is located in an isolated
mountainous district of " Tipperary. It
has been a Sinn Fein stronghold.
According to some reports the Sinn
Fein force had prepared an ambush
but was in turn surprised by the soldiers.
The battle opened just at dusk and
apparently lasted some time, the Siun
Feiners Sghtyj desperately despite tlieir
M. U. STUDENT IS MARRIED
Samuel S. Rodeibersc Weds M'ss
Samoel Simon Rodenberg. 21, and
Miss Lillian Novack. 19. Wh of Sl
Louis, were married by Judge IL A. Col
lier in the Probate Court room at the
courthouse this af'ernoon. Mr. Roden
berg Is a student in the School of Medi
cine. He will not return for the second
term, he said today, but will take a posi-
lion as private secretary in St- Louis.
Other marriage licenses were issued to
day to Suntotn Rice, 24, of'Hraton and "
Miss Millie Panley, 18, of Columbia;
and to Dunlap Harris, negro. 21, of dd.
cago, and Mjjs FJla C Williams, negro.
is, ot nuntadaie.
Refrigerator Car Tri-Weeklyls
Given by Railroads for
Better freight service is in sight for
Columbia wholesale merchaMs, according
to a report received by the local Com
mercial Club from P.'W Coyle. tr-iffic
commissioner of the Sl Louis Chamber
of Commerce. Mr. Coyle made an inves.
ligation of transportation facilities fol
lowing complaints from local merchants,
who have been having difficulties with
their shipments from St. Louis.
"We have made a thorough investiga
tion rela'ive to the handling by both ex.
press and freight, and we find that shir
ments moving by express are routeJ out
cf St. Louis on head end of the Ulbash
railroad, leaving Union Station on train
No. S at 10:10 in the evening and arriv
ing at Centralia at2-J3 a. m, from
where It leaves for Columbia atfc50 a.
m, arriving there at 8 oVocXin itBeT
morning. There is no reason why per
ishable goods delivered by the express
company s'.ould not be forwarded on the
train mentioned. However, during the
period from last April up to August, ex
press shipments were seriously handi
capped due to congestion."
"With respect to shipments moving by
frright, the Wabash will, within the next
ten days, inaugurate the following-schedule
from St. Louis to Columbia: ' Lur
ing St. uis, daily, train 2nd 95, at 3 p.
nt, arriving at Centralia at 3-09 a. nv,
going out of Centralis, train No. 31. St
6:03 a. m. and arriving at Columbia st
8 a. m. This, you will note, will give
first morning delivery on freight from St,
"The Wabash officials also advise thsf
they wM furnish a refrigerator car .tri
weekly in order to take care of pcrishaUs
shipments during the winter raonthi As
soon as the sailing dates are determised
ny the Wahsah, thry will be made pub;
ft,.. V m. fr ... . . W
.. ... n. i,, enecuvc i uusss - t -,
arranged to operate three times a week, ;. j
lhat is. Monday, Wednesday and Thar-' ;
day, a refrigerator car leaving St. Lou
on train No. 71 at 9:40 p. m, Iesvta.
McBaine on train No 12 at 10-20 a. m
'hereby giving the first morning delivery.'"
Will Attend Meeting In Chlear.
If. O. Severance, University librarian, sJ
will attend the meeting of the council "l
the American Library Association wWhU ir
meets in Chicago Monday. Tuesday sod . j
Wednesday of next week. Miss Wai2&m
Hedrick, of Bismarck, N. D, who is 't
Colombia, will .1. .,., ,k, m(etiB.''l
Miss Hedrick is secretary of the K
Dakota Library Conimission. Uiinssssri41
"orsnans will hold an sllday
Monday at the L Salle Hotel.
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