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' SHOE FACTORY
TO BE CLOSED
FOR TEN DAYS
Necessary to Take Annual In
ventory of Stock, Says
CERTAIN TO OPEN AGAIN
S Fatlory at Pofplar Bluff Has
Shut Down for Indefinite
Period Market Is
The Hamilton Brown Shoe Company
facjitf Kill close down for len day from
Jjiuvry 1 to January 10,
' la (peaking ol the coming anut-down
"W. IL Brasellon, superintendent of llie
'" plait. said today that the factory always
ceased operations at tue nrst ol tne year
in onlrr that an inventory of stock may
U'e usually only close for four or
five dajs, but owing to the fact that we
Late no ruh orders and that we are right
up to our schedule we will close for ten
dajs at the end of this year." he said.
There is no doubt that the factory will
rrw-ie operations January 10, according
lo Mr Braselton. He explained that they
vne always certain to hare work on
hand since the majority of their work
was done for one customer, the Feltman
Comie Shoe Company.
The slioe business is quiet just at pres
ent. Thirtr-five men have been laid off
$ wil'u'n ibe last sixty days by the local
, iiclory. Tlie Poplar Bluff factory of
fi the Hamilton Brown Shoe Company
cloied down for an indefinite period last
The Columbia plant will close at noon
is Friday, and will open Monday, giving
r"lli t-mnlarrs a day jndl half for Christ.
WHITE CHKISTMA3 LIKELY
Weather Bureau Says It Is Not Un
usual to Be Without Snow.
The rereids at the Weather Bureau do
not sufcuntuate the claims of the older
aniens that it was always a white
Christmas in the old dan. In the last
if thirty 5 Mrs there has been snow on the
p ground for Christmas thirteen times; the
t testiest snowfall found on-l.tirtslmis in
Columbia was in 1915, when it measured
Th jIm-i, tnnv nn f!riritmaa have
H kn: ls '"r 'ncnr' ,89'' ,wo "'"'
Hi a Lslf inches; 1909, four and a half
OIK incira; 1913, seven and a half inches;
IK. niO. rtCU BUU Mll ai.tl:Bw
There hare been seven Christmas days
that were actually mild since 1890; sev
en lh.it are claoihed as bitter cold
and twenty-one that were to some degree
roll In 1918 it was bitter cold, while
last year the weather was called "toler-
"It is proliable that we will have a
wkle Oiristmas this )ear," explains
Coirge Rtrder of the Weather Bureau.
However. I think it wiU begin to mod
erate by Saturday and we should have a
I bright and white Christmas for 1920.
a H. S . TEAM WILL DEBATE
Compulsory Arbitration of Labor Is
A debating team from Boonvule will
meet a team from the Columbia High
Sehool on January 7. In preparation for
this debate, a squad composed of Hart
lej Banks, Cyril Coggins, Harold Street-
er, James Forsee and lleyward foreman
hai been selected. The final trial will
be held today. One of the five will be
eliminated from the squad, and Ire first
team cbos-n. The debate will be held at
tthe Columbia High School and the sub.
jest will he, "Resolved that the Law ot
Cunpulsorv Arbitration Between Em-
I'syer and Employe is Wise and Feasi
The work of the high school for this
year ends at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow after-
Miss Nell Shank, teacher of history
aod the coach for the girls' basketball
Kim, will spend Christmas, at her home
ASHLAND BOY'S BODY IN U. S.
Funeral of Owen Clyde Pace to Be
Held Next Wetlc
The body of Owen Clyde Pace, son of
Vr. and Mrs. M. C. Pace of Ashland,
ha armed in New York Cty from
France, it was learned in Columbia today.
The body is expected to arrive In Co
lumbia sometime next week and will be
t-lcn to Ashland where the funeral serv
ices and burial will take place.
Pace was wuunded in action in the Ar
ffcaw Forest just a few days before the
'I mustier was signed. He was wounded
it both legs bv shtlljragments and died
Hunt i month later in a liospital In
'"aORLD FAMOUS PIER BURNS
i Venice, CaL, Suffers Million-Dollar
L Fire Loss.
rl) Ci.d !,.
VtMcr, Cau Dee. 22. The world fa-
tsoos Venice pleasure pier, 14 nules
from Los ngeles, has been wiped out b
fire, which was thought to be under con-
trol esrly today. The damage was esti-
uated at between $1X00X00 and $1,500,.
For Columbia and vicinity: Probably
light snow this afternoon or tonight;
colder tonight, cold wave, temperature
10 -or 12 above zero Thursday morning.
Thursday mostly cloudy and cold.
For Missouri: Partly cloudy tonight
end Thursday; colder tonight; cold wave
east portion with temperature 10 or 15
Shippers forecast: Within a radius
of 00 miles of Columbia the lowest tenj.
perature during the nc 36 hours will
be west 4; north 8; ea'i 18, and south
The low pressure that was central In
Oklahoma yesterday crossed the Missis
sippi River early this morning. The
rather slow movement checked the ad
vancing cold wave, which, at 7 a. m. this
morning, had covered all of the Plains
ell down into Texas and was beginning
to overspread Missouri and Iowa.
Temperatures are around zero in Kan-
sas and Nebraska, 10 to 15 above in Okla
homa and Texas, and 10 to 20 below
zero along the Canadian border.
There have been light to moderate
snows to the north and west of Missouri
and heavy rains to the south and, sooth
east. The Missouri highways are slippery
and rough in places. The weather will
steadily grow colder with mostly cjoudy
skies during the next 36 hours and there
is a probability of snow flurries. The
remainder of the week will likely stay
Local data: The highest temperature
in Columbia yesterday was 51 degrees;
and the lowest last night was 31 de
grees. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 27 degrees and the low
est was 24 degrees. Sun rose today 725
a. m. Sun sets 4:50 p. m. Moon seta
3:56 a. m..
SAVE 24 LIVES
Chinese Relief Fund Now Tot
als $256.00 Kansas to
Help With Corn.
Cm Relief Cohtosutions
Previously Acknowledged .... $206.00
Lulu Hubbard .............. L50
J. Fay Mirmis ..,.. 1-00
? r --.-. 3.00
Irii-.-L llouser ...7. LSO
A subscriber 25.00
A Columbian 1-50
Mrs. Victor Barth 5X0
Prof, and Mrs. F. F. Stephens 5.00
Walter B. Hlwood 5X0
Mrs. Laura J. Walker 1-50
In many instances sacrifice is being
made to give contributions to the relief
of the Chinese. Twenty-two individual
subscriptions are for two dollars or less.
One student who is working his way
through school writes:
"I am very sorry that my contribution
cannot be larger, but I am working my
way through school and have very little
money, lou may be sure that this smau
gift has my -whole heart back of it"
Crest care is being taken in the dis
tribution of grain, which is under the
direction of an English missionary, the
Rev. F. J. Griffith. According lo Doc
tor Griffith, 10,000 lives in the district of
Anping will be sated by the American
supplies. The gates of the Confucian
temple in Anping are opened each morn
ing at 8 o'clock where the crowd is given
soup one bowl to each family. In spite
of all efforts, however. Doctor Griffith
says 110X00 of the 190.000 population
of this district must starve owing to im
possibility of transportation at this time
A 10 per cent increase in the customs
duties to be applied to famine relief in
the districts where millions of Chinese
are suffering from hunger, will become
effective January 16, according to a noti
fication sent from Peking to foreign
legations. The proceeds will be dis
bursed by the board attached to the
ministry ol the Interior
Kansas will begin shipping corn to
China in large quantities soon, accord
ing to Dr. Charles M. Sheldon, editor
of the Christian Herald, -who has raised
over $100,000 for the Chinese. By send
ing com to China, it is said that Kansans
will be diverting their surplus making
a better market at home, while at the
same time helping the Chinese.
All funds contributed through the Mis
sourian will be Bent direct to Charles R.
Crane, American minister to China.
SEND CHRISTMAS BASKETS
A Holiday Dinner Wanted for Those
Who Cannot Cook.
Persons willing to prepare baskets
containing Christmas dinners for those
who cannot cook their own are asked to
telephone Mrs. J. E. Wrench or Mrs. W.
"This is not charity," said Mrs.
Wrench; "it is intended for persons who
are not able to get ready their own
dipcer. Wives of many Columbia men
will be out of town Christmas Day."
Mrs. James Fagg Dies.
Mrs. James Fagg of Centralla died at
her home on Allen street there Sunday
MAN DIES ON
Walter Alexander, Son of Sec
retary of Commerce and
Once Student Here,
HAS BROTHER HERE NOW
Blow From Propellor of Air
plane Proved Fatal at
Washington, D. C, Ex
hibition Walter Alexander, son of Joshua W.
Alexander. Secretary of Commerce,
brother of Lawrence Alexander who is
a student here, and himself a former stu
dent f the University of Missouri, vas
killed at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon bv
a stroke from the back of a blade of an
airplane propellor while watching a fry.
ing exhibition. The .accident 'occurred
ft Bollinr Firing Field near Washing
ton, U. U.
Mr. Alexander was a lawyer for the
United States Shipping Board and had
iust returned Sunday night from a voy
age overseas on which he had been sent
by the shipping board. The funeral will
be held at CaUatin, Mo, the home of the
family, Saturday or Sunday.
Mr. Alexander was 30 vears old. He
was born at Gallatin. He attended the
University of Missouri three years, leav
ing here eight years ajo. He has since
attended George Washington University
at Washington, D.'C, from which he re
ceived his A. B. degree and his L L. It.
degree in 1917. He was a member of
the Sigma Chi fraternity. He enlisted
in the airplane service in 1917 and was
in the army until the close of the war.
but did not go overseas.
He leaves a mother and father, Mr. and
Mr- J. W. Alexander: two sisters aud
trothers-in law. Dr. and Mrs, Jenner of
Washincton. D. C and Mr. and Mrs. Ar
thur Ficklm of Kansas City; two broth
ers, Lawrence, who is a student in the
School of Commerce here and Press, a
graduate of the School of Law of the
University; and a sister, Kowena.
Mrs. Eula Alexander, of Columbia, who
is a sister in law of Mr. Alexander, re
ceived a telegram this morning telling
hrt of his death rShe alsj received in
'he rjorrungs mail, a package of Christ,
mas gifts from all the members of the
family in Washington, including Walter.
Mrs. Alexander speaks of the familyas
one in which the celebration of Christ
mas has always meant the happiest and
BE IN CABINET?
Offered Folio of Secretary of
State by Harding, Says
WASiiiNCTo-r, Dec. 22. Charles E.
Hughes has received an offer to become
Secretary of State in the Harding Cabi
net and is considering it, it was learned
from high authority here today.
A condition attached to the offer was
said to be that Hughes should work with
Senator Harding in establishing a new
association of nations and casting aside
he League of Nations as set up in tle
Treaty of Versailles.
Heretofore Hughes has held that the
League covenant should be amended to
strike out certain clauses, notably Aril
Hughes is now said to be considering
whether he will veer from this position.
FILIBUSTER AGAINST TARIFF
Congressmen Try to Block Plan to
Jam Measure Tnrough.
Br Uotu4 Tit.
Washincton, Dec. 2Z There were
indications of a filibuster in the House
egainst the tariff bill when its considera
tion 'was begun after Chairman Fordney
had announced he would endeavor to
jam the measure through today.
Representative Blanton, Texas, object
ed to limiting general debate to an hour
and Representative Wingold, Arkansas,
further delayed the proceedings by de
manding a first reading of the bill.
JOSEPH HUNTON IS BURIED
Funeral Held at the Monnt Zion
Church This Morning.
The funeral of Joseph Hunton was
held at the Mount Zion Church, near
Browns, at 11 o'clock this morning. Mrs.
Ceorge Kehr, Sirs. Arch Stewart, Mrs.
Tom Ehlers and twenty members of the
Columbia Lodge of the L O. O. F. went
In Bed on Christmas Day?
Some people are going to have to spend
their Christmas holidays in bed. Mrs.
Mary Harrell was operated on jesterday
at the Parker Memorial Hospital for ap
pendicitis. Others admitted to the hos
pital were Mary Elizabeth Dawson,
Frances Fiost. Joe Janousek, Colonel
James Estes tnd (Alexander C. Lamer
Eugene Armstrong. Coy Canada, Joseph
Murray and William Laye were discharged.
WILSON AND HARDING
TO LUNCH TOGETHER
V Cii.l tnm.
Wasiuictov, Dec. 22 Woodrow Wil
son and President-elect JTarren C. Hard
ing will lunch together in the, White
House following the formal inauguration
at noon on March 4, according to plans
Immediately after the inauguration
the man who has lived in the Executive
Mansion for eight years will go to his
new home at 2340 S street.
Secretary Tumulty today announced
the President's plans for inauguration
day following a long conference with his
chief. Tumulty said the President's
health has impreved greatly In the last
two weeks and that he has planned to
idunire into writing a series of aiticle
and books immediately after he leaves
STATE FAIR SECRETARY HERE
E. G. Bylander Holds. Conference
With Dean F. B. Mnmford.
F C. Bylander, secretary of the Mis
souri State Fair, was in Columbia yes
terday in conference with F. B. Mumford,
dean of the College of Agriculture. The
tSate Board of Agriculture is planning
r- state centennial celebration"
which will be held in conjunction with
the State Fair at Srdalia next year.
More Than Ever Before, SaysJf .".? ' S66X50j)
, - n D J, 1 in 1919. The total acreage of farm cim
Postmaster 50 Per Cent
Six tons of mail was dispatched from
the Columbia postoffice after 4 o'clock
jesterday afternoon, according to L. J.
Hall, postmaster. Two and one-half
tons of parcel post mail a day was the
record for the first fifteen days of last
October. The special deliveries increas
ed for the month of November about
1800 over the same month last year. The
C O. D. business increased 100 per cent
during the year, the parcel post business
50 per cent, payment of money orders
50 per cent, and issuance of money or
dors 25 per cent.
"The Christmas mail is larger than
ever Uforebfc the jncreast is rot more
than would ordinarily be expected in
comparison- wilfi the regular increase in
business, said Mr. Hall. "The Colum
bia postoffice is making every effort to
deliver and dispatch mail with the great
est possible speed, but few people re
alize how rapidly the work of the post-
office is growing. During the first fif
teen days of October a record is kept of
the parcel post business. In 1919 this
record showed 1200 packages while dur
ing the same period in 1920 there were
more than 1800 packages. The weight
of outgoing parcel post for the period
was 32X00 pounds while the incoming
amounted to 43,000."
Entries Must Re Made by
O Clock January 9.
The programs are ready for distribu
tion for the eighteenth annual Com Show
to be held during Farmers Week by
the Misouri Corn Growers Association
co-operating with the College of Agncul
"ure. The show is not restrif ted f corn
alone, but wheat, oats, soybeans, cow.
peas, clover and grasses will be on ex
hibit. The judges for the show this
year are C A. Helm of the College of
Agriculture and R. J. Hcwat. county
agent of Jackson County. AH entnes
for the how liint.be delivered to the sec
retary in Columbia not later than 6
o'clock January 9, 1921 and remain un
til 4 o clock, January 2L
A specid feature of the 1921 Com
Show will be the seed .judging contests
conducted by the Com Growers Associa
tion. This will stimulate and train per
sons in identifying crop varieties and
the quality in farm seeds. The three
clisres of the contestants will be:
Class A. Short Course students of the
College of Agricnlture.
Class B Vocational schools of Mis
souri. Class C Visiting members cf the
Com doners' Association not competing
in Oases A and B.
In order to increase the number of
efficient judges now in Missouri an exam
ination for certified judges will be held
at the close of Farmers' Week and it Is
hoped many will take this examlnat'on.
THREE COUPLES TO MARRY
Charley Canole to Wed Evalyn Pan-
ley. Who Is Under Age.
Three marriage licenses were granted
this morning. Charles Smith procured
a license to marrv Miss Minnie Aufranee.
Both live near Columbia. Leander C
Baker took a license to marry Miss Delia
Lee Kincaid. Mr. Baker lives at Polo,
Mo and Miss Kincaid's home is in Rich
mond, Mo Charley V Canole procured
a license lo marry Miss Evalyn Pauley.
Both are of Columbia. Miss Pauley was
under age and the consent of her mother
Two Killed in Boiler Explosion.
Bf Crtcd ItoM.
Dlvvu, Colo, Dec. 22. Two men
were killed and another injured scar
Monument, Colo, this morning when the
boiler of a Santa Fe locomotive exploded.
te-riaSc! -Afr--aii i -rifi Tytw1 .
SHORT IN 1920
Decrease Due to 746,175 Less
Cultivated Acres and Fall
of Prices This
CANT BLAME POOR SOIL
AIL "Land Planted Yielded
Heavier Than in 1919
Due to the Fertility
and Good Season.
Missouri faims produced J(i23.034,64?
worth of crops in 1920 while the 1919
to-al was $999,671,340. The difference
Is due lo 746,175 acres less land being
under cultiva'ion during 1920 and to the
falling prices for farm crops durirg the
The report given out by E. A. Logan,
agricultural statistician, shows that the
decrease in land cultivation, however,
did not always mean a decrease in pro
duction. The total area in corn, wheat,
and oats in 1920 was 10.607X00 acres
sgainst 11,770,000 acres in 1919, but the
production for thee three crops was 285,
739X00 bushels in 1920 against 257,608,
000 in 1919. A mere favorable season
in 1920 accounts for a heavier produc
tion to the acre in almtt every crop.
The total of Missouri's field, pastur.
orchard and garden crops in 1920 was
in 1920 was 14,533,885 against 1SJ30,.
060 in 1919. The value of mbcellane-ms
farm products such as milk, eggs, poul
try, wool, home-slaughtered animals.
hides furs, etc was $240X00X00 in 1920.
The acreage, production, average price,
and t6tal value for the more important
crops are as follows:
Com. 6,215X00 acres, thirty-two bush
els, to the acre, 193, 80,000 bushels, 68
cents a bushel, J 1 15.238,400.
Winter wheat, 2,600.000 acres, twelve
and sne-half bushels an acre, 32500X00
bushels $1 63 a bufael. $52,975,000.
I Spring wheat, 17X00 acres, thirteen
bushels an acre, 221X00 bushels, $1.63
a bushel, $360,230.
Oats, 1,775,000 acres, thirty and one.
half bushels an acre, 54,138X00 bssbels.
lj CfnU , tltfM fogaa
Potatoes, 95X00 acres, lghty-two
bushels an acre, 7,790,000 bushels $1.55
a bubel, $12X74.500.
Tame hay, 3,147X00 acres, 1.24. ton
an acre, 3.90280 tons $1&50 a ton, $72,.
The estimated value of live stock now
on farms is $28874,400 compared to the
value on January 1, 1920, of $378340,.
400. This is a shrinkage in Talue of Mis
souri live slock on farms of $90,566,000.
Local' Elks Will Entertain 250
Children on Christ
Arrangements for the Christmas tree
celebration to he giten by the Columbia
Elks Friday evening are nearing com
pletion. O. B. Wil'on. chairman of the
Christmas tree committee, ha been al
most as busy as Santa Claus himself the
last few days as he has charge of the
Christinas activities of the Methodist
Church in addition to supervising the
plans for the Elks celebration. Mr. Wil.
son and Forrest Thomas went to the farm
of Joe T. Harris southeast of Columbia.
Wednesday morning, and selected one of
the biggest trees on the place for the
Qiristmls Eve affair. The big tree will
be placed in front of the Ells' Club on
South Tenth street. The celebration will
start at 8 o'clock. The children cf Co
lumbia and the public in general are in
vited. Cards have been mailed to about 250
children entitling each to receive a
Christmas package. The list was selec
ted from children who would otherwise
probably not be remembered at Christ
9 COUNTIES HONOR SOLDIERS
Raise $1,000 Memorial Fund
State Gives Equal Sum.
Nine counties of Missouri have applied
for $1X00 each from the state treasury
10 aid in the construction of a memorial
fcr American soldiers sailors and ma.
rines who lyost their lives during the war.
The money is granted, according lo law
passed by the. last legislature, to coun
ties which succeed is raising an equal
amount for the memorial fund. The
counties that have applied are: Grundy,
Ray, Barton, Livingston, Cole, Missis
sippi, Macon, Cape Girardeau and Texas.
The War Mothers of Boone County
have raied half the amount necessary
for Boone County to secure aid for the
600,000 Students In U. S. Colleges.
Leonard D. Fackler. secretary ol the
Intercollegiate Prohibition Association,
says that approximately 600XOO students
are attending American universities and
colleges His estimate is based on que
ries sent to 175 or the 1,172 institutions
of higher education.
. Jf-J- , TTW-.1.J na
How Columbia Will
Think of itt There wdl be dirigible
passenger and freight service between
Columbia, St- Louis and Kansas Cty.
Airplane service will be established and
running successfully in all parts of Mis
souri. There will be an electric rad
way running through Columbia connec
ting St. Louis and Kansas Gty. A main
line steam railroad will run through the
city- From 10,000 to 20X00 students
will be attending the University. The
population of Columbia wilt be from
25X00 to 30X00.
These are a few of the predictions made
by residents of Columbia as -to what the
city will be like fifty years from now.
"I think we will have a population of
25X00 fifty years from now. There will
be a steam railroad and an electric line
running through Columbia, and the Uni.
versity will have 10X00 students' says
John L, Whitesides chief of Tlice. "I
don t think there will be any more fac
tories here. Columbia will never be any
thing more than a college town."
"I don't know what Columbia will be
like fifty jears from now. For all I know
it may be no man's land. I expect by
that time there will be at least 8X00 stu
dents attending the University, and Chris
NO MORE MAIL
Confusion of Towns Ended hy
Discontinuance of Post-
Relief is in sight for the inhabitants
of Columbia who have suffered by mail,
freight and express being sent to Col
umbus, Johnson County, Missouri, be
fore coming to Columbia. The discon
Unuance of the post office at Columbus
has announced recently by the Post Of
Columbus was an Inland town and re
ceived its freight and mail from Grand
View and Warressburg. Tbe population
of the town was not more than fifty, and
although it was one of the oldest post
offices in Johnson County, inability to
secure a postmaster after the resignation
of W. If. Anderson, has caused it name
'w'te" "omitted from the Teport of the
Post Office Department.
"It will take some time for persons
who address mail to Columbus to learn
tnat it will be handled quicker if it is
addressed lo Grand View and the num
ber of the rural free delivery given,
said Postmaster L. J. Hall this morning.
This discontinuance of Columbus
should soon remedy difficulties our pat
rons have been having with delay be
cause of mail going first to Columbus"
Inquiry at the Wabash freight office
disclosed that freight has been often
misrouted to Columbus that was intended
for Columbia. At present a shipment of
queensware to the Renie Hardware Com
pany has been missing since September.
ft was sent to Columbus by mistake.
"The fixtures of this store were two
months delayed by being sent to Colum
bis instead of Columbia," said L E.
Renie, "and we can generally figure on
a delay of two months on freight that
goe to Columbus because of the simi
larity of the names I get mail every
day that has been delaed two or three
days by going to Columbus first."
Last fall there was an effort made by
the citizens of Columbia to have the
name of Columbus changed. They cited
instances where pianos carloads of pa
per, hardware and lumber intended for
Columbia went to Columbus first, It
was estimated that twenty pieces of mail
a day were delayed for this reason.
WILL BOOST GOLDEN BELT
Missouri Division Plans to Issue
The Missouri division of the Golden
Belt highway met Thursday in Centralia
to make plans for issuing a pamphlet de
scriptive of the parts of the state through
which the highway passes. E. S. Wilson
of Mexico was elected chairman of the
publicity committee and J. B. DeVault
of Mexico chairman of committee on or
ganization for Audrain County. Other
chairmen appointed are:
J. M. Jones of Moberly, chairman of
finance committee; D. M. Jennings of
Centralia, chairman of committee on
marketing and routing; R. W. Ferguson
of Odessa, chairrcan ot maintenance com
mittee, and Harry Orr ef Mount Leon
ard, chairman of county organization
HARDIN COLLEGE HEAD DIES
Mrs. H. M. Richardson Wife of For
jner Columbia Pastor.
Mrs H. SI. Richardson, for 23 years
,.:.!-. nf ITarrtin I"!nl1ff St MpilCO.
died suddenly in Kansas Cty Monday
Mrs Richardson was the wife of the
Rev. Henry McQueen Richardson, pastor
of the Baptist Church in Columbia in
1867. who died in Mexicoin 1903. She
it survived by a daughter. Mrs S. S.
Gundlach. who lives In Idaho.
She will be buried beside her husband
at Liberty. Arrangement for the funeral
have not yet been made.
ry - .rf.TjfiVl'.
Years From Now
tian and Stephens colleges will each
have over 6s000 students" says IL S. Diel
a Columbia business man.
He also said that dirigibles and air
planes would be as common a sight in
Boone County u Ford cars are now,
-The University wUl have 20,000 ato
dents There will be 50XCOpeop!e in
Columbia fifty years from now. Be
sides main electric and steam roads run
ning through here, there will be a city
railway system," said James Heffem, a
Columbia High School boy. Things
will more some in the next fifty years,
and this place will have everything but a
"Fifty years from now there will be a
few more window light out of the dome
on Academic Hall and a fee aore holes
In the sidewalk around the University,"
said a student in the University.
"The world is progrulng 'rapidly now,"
says F. IL King. "Co'umba will see
some wonderful changes in the next fifty
years Considering the rapid change
that have taken place in the last few
years I don't think anyone can tell
what Columbia will be like fifty year
What tcill it be hkt?
From Centralia Commercial Club.
Editor of the Columbia Evening
Missourian; I have noted by the
Evening Missourian that my name,
as well as my picture appeared in
a recent issue.
On behalf of the Ccrtralia Com
mercial Club. I wish to thank yon
for the publicity given to tbe club.
Mrs Price is a subscriber to your
paper and I am "guilty" of reading
We are also glad to note the spirit
of cooperation which the Colombia
people manifested. We need C
lumbia and we are quite willing
to do what we can in a cc-operatire
R. P. Paict,
President, Centralia Cr-mmcrcial Club.
A Legislative Committee Holds
an All-Day Session in
Plans for better Missouri roads were
discussed and worked upon yesterday by
the highways committee of the Misonri
Farmers Association, which met in an all.
day session at the Daniel Boone Tavern.
Means an4 methods of obtaining favor
able legislation in reference to the $60,
000X00 bond issue for good roads for
Missouri were discussed.
The plans worked out by the highway
committee at its meeting yesteiday will
b? rresentcd to the new State Legislature
when it convenes at Jefferson Cty Jan
Fifteen members of the committee
were present at the meeting. These mem
bers represented districts in all part: of
J. A. Hudson, chairman of the meeting,
and William Hirth were the Columbia
members of the committee.
MANY CHRISTMAS WEDDINGS
Three Couples Are Married Anoth
Cyde Rootes Boyd, 23, of New Bloom
field.' and Miss Christina Maxwell, 20,
of Columbia, were married today by
Judge J. T. Rowland at his heme.
Charles Smith, 23. and Miss Minnie
Aufranee, 19, both of Columbia, secured
marriage license this morning and were
married by the Rev. G. W. Hatcher.
Charley Vernon Canole, 22, and Miss
Evalyn Pauley, 16, both of Columbia,
also secured a license and were married
by Judge H. IL Collier in the Probate
Court room. Mrs Annie D. Norman,
mother of the bride, filed her consent.
Leander Carson Baker, 21. of Polo,
and Miss Delia Lee Kincaid, 18, of Rich
mocj, obtained a marriage license this
ADMIT SEDITION CHARGES
Seventy Members ot Philippine Con
stabulary Plead Guilty.
It Oaitl rna.
Honolulu, Dec 22. Seventy of the
seventy-seven member of the Philippine
constabulary charged with sedition and
murder as a result of the recent riot, to
day pleaded guilty to charges of sedition,
according to advices received here from
The other seven pleaded not guilty and
sentence of the seventy was deferred until
the other can be brought to trial.
Attorney for the defendant have In
timated that all will plead not guilty to
he murder charges
Is Committed to Asylum.
William R. Hamilton of 'Ashland waa
committed to the insane asylum at Ful
ton by the County Court yesterday. He
was a farmer, and had the delusion ot
being extremely wealthy. He has a wife
and an 18-month-old child. He is 33
years old. An attempt was made to
cure him by osteopathic treatment, but
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TROUBLE MAY .
BE IN SIGHT
King George to Sanction Home'
Rule Bill Provides for
North and South Par-
COUNCIL TOBE CHOSEN'
"President" De Valera May
Return to Ireland Gen
eral Tudor on Indefi
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LoNDO.-t, Dec 2 All iine In the
Irish conflict with Great Britain seem to
converge toward peace today.
Passage of the home rule bill, lo wnV-h
King George was expected to give roy- '
al assent today, marked the culmination
of a Ting fight by Irish leaders Al
though the bill is not what would have
been demanded it is hoped the measure
will bring peace.
The bil. provides for two parliament
north and south with a connecting
link in the shape of a council lo be se-
Iected evenly from the two parliaments
Ireland most accept the measure with- ,
in three and one-half years or it he
Encouraging signs from, the 'govern,
ment were the announcement that "Pies
ident" De Valera will not be arrested if
he returns to Ireland and the announce
ment that General Tudor, commander of
the auxiliary police, had gone on indefi
ceow roacrs in dctui crrr am.
By Dsttaa rra-a.
Duaux, Dec 22 Crown forces to
day occupied the Dublin city hall and
municipal building. The action was in
accordance with a recent announcement
from Dublin Castle
NORMAL TO ASK $707,000
30 Per Cent Salary Increase Planned
For Cape Girardeau SchocL
Two new buddings, a college farm ind
increase in salary for faculty members av
erting 30 per cent are being asked for
in the 1707X00 iradlet of the Southeast-
Missouri State Teacher' CoUege.ol' Cspe.-ot4.Sj
Girardeau from the State Legislature for -the
next biennial period. .-
The board of regents have approved
the budget and several of its members
will go to Jefferson Cty. the first of the
year to present the claims to members cf
the Legislature The education building,
for the regents hope to get an appropria
tion, will cost $200,000, and will be used
by the educational department. The hos
pital, for which $20X00 has been set
to je used for epidemics
AGED PRISONER MURDERED
Caretaker of State Park Is Found
Dead in Cabin.,
Jcrrutsot Crrr, Mo, Deo, 22 Joe ,
Duke, 65, a prisoner at the state peniten
tiary here, who has been caretaker for
some time at the state park, was found
murdered in hi cabin early today. Duke .
head was stashed villi some blunt in
strument. It is believed he was robbed
of a small sum of money.
Duke was sent to the penitentiary in
1911 to serve twenty year for -second-degree
ST. LOUIS U. TO RAISE $3,00,88
Alumni and Friends to Be Asked
for Endowment Fund.
St. Lous Mo, Dec 22. The price of '
higher education ha struck St. Louis
University. It is expected to raise, in s
connection with it centennial celeora
ion an endowment fund of $2,060X09 .
for the support of the institution. .
The actual ccntenLial of St. Loui
University occurred In 1918. The cele
bration was delayed two year on aceouat
of the war.
Hand Burned by Flashlight ,
A flashlight explosion resulting in a
burned hand and an excuse from a final
MltninatiAii aL .1 .t m fawTI
party given by Mis Florence E. Wk
uer lor ner roommate, Editn mmirn"
at 12 South Fifth street last night. Af
ter eating chocolates, cake, fudge ad
stuffed date, the girl decided to take
pictures. A flashlight powder exploded ,
prematurely and burned Mis Whittler'
hand. Mir France Kinsman applied ,
first aid. Thi morning Mis Whrttier
was excused from a final examination in
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Flue Burns Out at Moore Hosse.
A flue burned out at the home of
Moore, 610 Turner avenue, at ir&J&Sgf?,
ocfock this morning, and the fire dep"
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