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Utopia Sorority Kowtows to
Billiken, God of
Misses Frances Smith and
Lela Howat Among
Its Leaders.
A political sorority has been organ
ized to corner offices among the Uni
versity girls. Its emblem is to take the
form of Rillikin. "the god of things as
they ought to be." The promoters of
the organization are widely known in
the University. Three of the members
arc Miss Frances Smith, Miss Winifred
Reniley, Mi- Lela Howatt. The so
ciety's efforts will be. in the main, to
;teer the Workings of Alpha Phi Sigm.i,
an organi.ition of Senior girls, and to
ontrol the movements of the women
of the University of Missouri.
Worships Billikin.
The initiation will consist in doing
honor to the image of Itillikin, that op
timistic little idol. The test of eligi
bility is the number of offices held and
iiie capacity for getting prominent po
sitions. While the organization of the
Utopia and L. S. V., the Honor Society
of the Senior women, arc somewhat
alike, the purposes of the two organiza
tions are foreign.
Fair Tonight and Friday is the
Official Bulletin from
The candidate on the Fairweather
ticket wins by a large majority, ac
cording to latest returns. This means
a continuation of present policies.
., The official report was given out as
;"' follows: "Fair tonight and Friday;
rising temperature."
The temperature at 7:45 a. m. was 29
degrees; at 2 p. m., 51.
North Dakota Governorship.
Br United Press.
FARGO, X. D., Nov. 5. Latest re
turns indicate a change in the estimated
outcome for the governship. Johnson,
Republican, apparently has overcome the
lead of Burke, Democrat, and the official
count probably will be required to de
termine the result.
New Engineering Club.
The Senior and Junior classes in Me
chanical Engineering have organized a
Club of Mechanical Engineers. Member
ship is limited to the faculty and the
Senior and Junior classes. The club
will meet twice a month and current
topics of mechanical engineering will
be discussed.
Boom for Culberson.
By United Press.
AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 5. A boom for
Senator Culberson of Texas as the next
Democratic nominee for President has
been started here. His friends say they
are determined to push him in the next
Miss Barnett in Northwest.
Miss Nellie M. Barnett, former stu
dent at the University of Missouri, has
been appointed supervisor of manual
training and domestic sciences in the
public schools of Bcllingham, Wash.
Bryan Congratulates Taft.
By United PresB.
LINCOLN, Nov. 5. Bryan has tele
graphed this message to Taft: "Please
accept my congratulations and best
wishes for the success of your adminis
tration." President Hill in Kansas City.
President Hill is in Kansas City to
day. He will make three addresses
there, two before the Manual Training
High School and one tonight to the
Arts Institute.
Waterway Bond Issue Carried.
By United Tress.
CHICAGO, Nov. 5. The constitution
al amendment to allow Illinois to issue
Ininds to build a deep waterway appa
rently has been carried.
New Franklin News Office Burned.
The New Franklin News office, owned
lv Orville II. Turner, alumnus of the
Universitv of Missouri, was burned
Tuesday night.
Ambassador Will Entertain
Duke if He Comes to
Baron Des Planches Takes
Delight in Extending
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 5. If the
Duke of Abruzzi comes to the United
States to marry Miss Katherinc Elkins
he will make his headquarters at the
Italian embassy at Washington. It
would be incompatible with the position
and dignity of a member of the royal
house of Savoy to seek lodgings like an
ordinary transient at a public hostelry,
and accordingly the titled visitor and
his suite will be housed at the branch
office of the Italian government in Am
erica the ambassadorial residence of
the envoy resident at Washington as the
personal representative of the king of
This is quite in accord with precedent
as established in the case of previous
royal visitors who have come to our
shores from Europe. Thm, it will Ik?
remembered, when Prince Henry of
Prussia made his ceremonial visit to the
LTnited States on the occasion of Alice
Roosevelt's christening the kaiser's
yacht he established himself at the
German embassy at Washington.
To be sure, this procedure at our re
publican court is somewhat in contrast
with the conditions which obtain when
royalty goes visiting on the other side
of the Atlantic.
If the representative of Italian roy
alty had come more than half a dozen
years earlier he might not have found
himself s" nicely situated, for it was
only recently that the Italian govern
ment, following the example of Ger
many, Great Britain and other leading
powers, purchased property here and set
up a branch of the Quirinal. Prior to
that time the Italian envoy, to the
amazement of official Washington,
made his home in New York City, only
coming to the capital when socially bid
den to the White House or when official
business necessitated, and not so much
as maintaining an office in the city on
the Potomac.
As It Might Have Been.
The present ambassadorial residence
was sold to the Italian government by
Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst, widow of the
California millionaire and mother of
William Randolph Hearst a woman
who owned in succession several notable
Washington residences, and who, by odd
coincidence, had already disposed of one
or two of her homes to foreign govern
ments ere the Italians were added to
the list of purchasers. Mrs. Hearst did
not build the mansion that she trans
ferred to the authorities at Rome, but
during the twelve years that she owned
it she made so many alterations and
improvements as to amount to recon
struction. The Italian government is
understood to have appropriated the
sum of $180,000 to purchase an embassy
in America, but it was stated at the
time that the price agreed upon for the
Hearst property was $130,000, leaving a
balance of $50,000 to be expended upon
repairs and furnishings.
The Italian embassy location is ad
mirably located with reference to the
activities of officialdom at the capital.
Situated on the northwest corner of
New Hampshire avenue and O street, a
little more than a stone's throw from
Dupont circle, it is in the heart of the
new fashionable district. Likewise is
this three-story structure of red brick,
with trimmings and portico of brown
stone, admirably adapted for use as the
embassy of a foreign power. Indeed, in
many respects it is the handsomest em
bassy at the capital.
The Duke d'Abruzzi is particularly
fortunate in his host and hostess. Not
only are the Italian ambassador and
Baroness Mayor des Planches hospitable
by instinct, but they take a genuine
delight in entertaining. In this the
present envoy from Italy is in marked
contrast to his predecessor. Baron Fava
saw twenty years of continuous service
as Italy's accredited representative in
America, but he and his wife were never
active socially, and probably no diplo
mat representing a leading nation had
fewer acquaintances. Indeed, it was
whispered at the time of the change
that Baron des Planches had leen se
lected ns Fava's successor partly le-eau-e
of the confidence of the olliciaU
at Rome that he would build up Italian
prestige by an active social campaign.
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Many Former Students of U.
of M. Successful on
Both Tickets.
William Ruckholz, of Kansas City,
Holmes Hall, of Sedalia, A. E. L. Gardi
ner, of Kirkwood, and Charles F. Krone,
of St. Louis, alumni or former students
of the University of Missouri, were
elected to the State Senate Tuesday on
the Republican ticket.
M. II. Femberton, of Columbia, Robert
T. Abernathy, of Jasper county, Edgar
J. Deal, of Mississippi county, and J. J.
Duncan, of Lincoln county, alumni of
the University of Missouri, were elected
to the State House of Representatives
on the Democratic ticket, and Dorman
E. Adams, of Caldwell county, Mar
shall E. Burke, of Linn county, James
J. Kyle, of Ozark county, and George
Anamosa, of Pettis county, alumni or
former students, were elected to the
House of Representatives on the Repub
lican ticket.
Found Spaniards Friendly to Cuba.
PARIS, Mo., Nov. 5. Gonzale Querada.
the Cuban Minister to the United
States, has just completed a tour of
the Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain,
Italy, Switzerland and France, and bo
says he was surprised at the universal
feeling of good will toward Cuba. While
in Spain he was banqueted by the civil
and military authorities of Santander.
To Discuss Night Riding.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 5. An im
portant conference of the governors of
five states for the discussion of the
night rider situation probably will be
held in Memphis during the coming
mass meeting of cotton growers and
allied interests.
Taft Carries West Virginia.
By United Press.
WHEELING, W. Va., Nov. 5. Latest
returns here indicate Taft's plurality is
over 20.000 in West Virginia.
Donald C. McVay, of Trenton, Mo.,
and E. O. Jusdon, of St. Joseph, Mo.,
were initiated into the Delta Tau Delta
fraternity last night.
The University Missourian will report, play by play, the progress of
the Missouri-Drake football game in Des Moines, la., Saturday afternoon.
Returns will be announced by megaphone in the Univer-ity auditorium
as fast as they arc received. There will be no charge for the service.
Everybody is invited to come to the auditorium and '"root" for the ab
sent Tigers.
Bulletins on the game will be ent from the field by a reporter for the
University Misourian, who will accompany the team to Des Moines.
The game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p. m. and the bulletin service
will begin at that time.
S. Hadley.
Railroads Will Place Big
Orders for Rails Many
Shops Resuming.
By United Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. Postelection
business activity is reported throughout
the country. Manufacturers are pre
paring to fill big orders. The United
Steel Company has agreed to reduce
the price of steel rails from $28 to
24 per ton and the railroads have
promised to place immediate orders.
The Pennsylvania railroad shops at
Pittsburg have put on a full force, for
the first time this year.
Other eastern concerns that are show
ing unusual activity since the election
are the American Nut and Bolt Works,
which today announced a twenty per
cent increase in wages, and the Clark
Thread Works of Newark, which will
begin operating at full time Saturday.
Ten metal factories at Plainfield, N. J.,
will resume operations Monday.
Road is Planning Buildings of the
Mission Type.
The new stations which the Wabash
.ire planning to build along its line, ac
cording to news dispatches, will be of
a type similar to the Mission style
common in the south. The buildings
will be fireproof.
The better class will be constructed of
steel frames and the roof, walls and
platform will be of concrete. The old
riekety frame buildings like the sta
tion at Columbia will be done away
Stereopticon Lecture Tonight.
A stereopticon lecture will be given
by the King's Daughters in the Uni
versity auditorium at 8 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Philip A. Wilson Dead.
Mrs. Philip A. Wilson, living ten
miles northeast of Columbia, died yes
terday and was buried today at 10 a.
Residents of Columbia Had
As Accurate News Service
As St. Louisans.
Early Morning Edition Told
All Essential Facts
of Election.
Columbia was as well informed Tues
day night and Wednesday morning on
the tide of the election as though it
had been a metropolitan city. Resi
dents here learned the essential facts
as accurately and as early as they
were given out in St. Louis and Kan
sas City.
This was made possible by the com
plete and informing news service afford
ed by the University Missourian. No
expense was spared to give Columbia
and the University of Missouri the
freshest account of the results of the
balloting. The University Missourian
took the complete United Press service,
and supplemented it with long distance
telephone messages and special news
The bulletin service in the Audito
rium of the University, where the re
turns as they were received were flash
ed on a screen from a stereoptican,
made, in the language of the dramatic
critic, "a distinct hit."
"Extra" a Hit.
But a greater hit was made by the
University Missourian extra edition,
which went to press at 7 a. m. yester
day, and which contained up-to-the-minute
news of the election returns.
Every newspaper in the State was
misled by the early returns to believe
that Cowherd had beaten Hadley for
Governor. When residents of Columbia
were reading the Missourian extra, resi
dents of St. Louis and Kansas City,
were reading the same news, set forth
in greater detail.
The training for the students in the
Department of Journalism was valuable.
They saw at first hand how a great
press association "covers" the country
on an event of national importance.
They learned how provision is made
in advance for various contingencies,
and they aided in handling news under
pressure, and in writing and heading
Br United Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. A hot fight for
United States senator from New York
as Patt's successor is promised. Joseph
Choate, General Horace Porter, Con
gressman Herbert Parsons, J. Sloan Fas
sett, former Governor Black, State
Chairman Woodruff and E. II. Butler,
owner of the Buffalo News, are the
avowed candidates.
Secretary Root is expected to get into
the race also, unless appointed Chief
Justice of the United States Supreme
Court. It is understood that Taft will
make the appointment but there is
doubt as to Root's acceptance.
Johnson Boom for 1912.
Br United Press.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 5. The re
election of Gov. John Johnson for a
third terra, which is taken to mean the
removal of Bryan as a presidential pos-
sibilitv in the future, has caused John
son's friends to start a boom for him
for 1912.
Brother Charlie May Run, Too.
Br United Press.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 5. Congressman
Burton has announced his candidacy for
United States senator from Ohio. It is
Iwlieved that Charles Taft, brother of
the President-elect, also will enter the
Taft Leading in Maryland.
Br United Press.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 5. Latest returns
show that Taft is leading in Maryland
by 140 votes. The official count, which
will be required to decide the vote,,has
Michigan Governor Republican.
Br United Press.
DETROIT, Nov. 5. Returns practi
cally complete indicate that Warner,
Republican, has been elected governor
by 10,000 plurality.
Deneen Wins by 20,330.
By United Press.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nov- . Almost
complete figures show Deneen's plurality
is 20,320. Taft's plurality is about 25,-
Bryan May Lose Missouri, the
Latest Returns ShowWith
Eighteen Counties to Hear
From Kerens Beaten.
Early Reports Misleading
Stone s Choice Seems
By United Press.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5. Latest returns
show that Missouri is still in doubt.
The returns today are so meagre that
they are not being tabulated. They
indicate that neither Bryan nor Taft
has a thousand majority. An official
count will be needed.
Taft now leads by about zoo. The
Republicans admit that Bryan may
lead. Hadley is certainly elected, but
the rest of the State ticket is doubtful.
Chances now seem better for the Demo
crats. The Republicans admit that the Mis
souri legislature is Democratic.
Stone and McKinley are the winners
in the senatorial primary. Booher, Dem
ocrat, wins in the Fourth Congressional
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5. Upsetting all
calculations ba.scd on early election re
turns, latest reports from districts
where returns have just become avail
able show Hadley has been elected
governor of Missouri on the Republican
ticket by a probable majority of 15,000
to 20,000 and that Taft may receive the
State's electoral vote.
With eighteen counties yet to hear
from, Taft is leading Bryan by a scant
100 votes in the State. The Repubican
managers say his lead will be materially
increased by the final returns.
Democrats Deny Taft's Victory.
At Democratic headquarters, the par
ty managers still assert that the "Mys
terious Stranger," in so far as the na
tional contest is concerned, has been
banished from the State by a small ma
jority. .
The Republicans claim the entire
State ticket, but the Democrats are
unwilling to concede that any except
Cowherd has lccn defeated. It is be
lieved here that returns from counties
still out will bear out the Republican
claim, though by less majorities than
that rolled up by the gubernatorial can
didate. Legislature in Doubt.
The State legislature is in doubt. The
Democrats probably will have a small
majority on joint ballot. This will
mean the re-election to the United
States Senate of William J. Stone, who
is leading Gov. Folk for the Democratic
nomination by 15.000. Of the Republi
can contestants for the senatorship,
McKinley is ahead of Kerens by about
Br United Press.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 5. Harris, the
Republican nominee for Governor, and
the Republican State Committee, con
cede the election of Judson Harmon,
Democrat. The rest of the State Re
publican ticket was elected, and the leg
islature is safely Republican. The lib
eral element defeated Harris, who fa
vors local option.
The regular session of the State Leg
islature meets in January, 1910. Sen
ator Forakcr's term expires in March,
1909. The Republicans are planning to
have Gov. Harris call a special session
next January to elect Forakcr's suc
cessor, so Harmon cannot exercise his
appointive power.
Br United Tress.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 5. Alton
B. Parker, defeated candidate for Presi
dent at the last election, in an interview
here today said:
"The election showed that the Dem
ocratic party is united. The small
vote of the minor parties shows they
do not count. Bryan's victory would
have lx-en better for the country, as
it needs a change in both men and
"The party should congratulate itself
on the decided improvement under Bry
an's leadership. It should resolutely
begin strengthening vitself for the next

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