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rSE334SS?.Si5frS59i Ppl ss&ssssSs p r5iji3BSJ7J ? -l J UNIVEBSITY MISSOUKIAN, WEDNESDAY,. NOVEMBER 11, 1908. R u K- PT Lr.i 2-! . , ?yi55i-r University Missourian An evening newspaper published at Columbia, Mo., every schoolday by the Department ef Jonrnalitm of the University of 'Missouri. Entered at the postofnce at Columbia, Mo., at second-class mail matter. The attendance from Missouri Univer sity at the Thanksgiving game depends on the rates to be given by the railroads. Everyone cannot travel a la Quo Vadis, nor can everyone pay full fare. Let's work for low rates and a large and en thusiastic crowd at the game. SCBSCBIPTION Invariably in Advance: By Mall or Carrier: School Year, $2.00; Semester, $1.25. Single Copies, Two Cents. Business Office Room E, Academic Hall, Universityoi Missouri, Columbia, Mo. Telephone Numbers: Department office, 377. Newsroom. 274. Business Office, 711. Columbia, with its brick streets and comfortable homes, has become a model for other country towns to imitate. With increased railway facilities, the Uni versity can claim as its home the ideal town of Missouri. SOCIETY Only Approved Advertiiing Accepted. Rate on Application. Address all communications to University Missourian, Columbia, Mo. UNIVERSITY Nov. 12. Nov. 14. Nov. 15 Nov. 16. Nov. 19. Nov. 21. Nov. 25. Dec 4. Dec. 18. CALENDAR Randolph County club, Room 44, Academic Hall, 10 a. m. Livingston County club, Room G, Academic Hall, 4:30 p. ni. Football Missouri vs. Wash ington. Athenaean Literary Society, onion Literary Society. New Era Debating Club, Room 14, Academic Hall, 7:30 p. m. M. S. U. Debating Club, to Dec. 15, Art Lovers Guild, Museum of classical archaeology- Polk Miller, entertainer, Au ditorium, 8 p. m. Lecture by George Z. T. Sweeney, Auditorium. Athenaean Literary Society. 4 p. m. to Nov. 30, at 8 a. m. Thanksgiving Holidays. Lecture, John T. MeCutcheon, Auditorium. Lecture, Lorado Taft, Auditorium. THE missionary committee of the Y. W. C. A. gave a Japanese tea Tuesday afternoon and evening at their house on Lowry street. Japanese lanterns and tapestries were the decora tions and the young women serving wore Japanese costumes. Those serving were Ruby Faulks, Calibel Ingalls, Mar agret Elston, Amalia Schmidt, Faith Pearse, Helen Ross, and Mary Carter. Music was furnished by Miss Ram sey at the piano, Miss Ingalls at the violin and Miss Kennedy, Miss Hawkins and Miss Prewitt gave vocal solos. VIEWPOINTS (The UnlTersltr Mlssoorian invites coetrl bntkxis, not to exceed 200 words, on Battels of UnlTersltr Interest. Tbe name of the writer should accompany sack letters, bat win not be printed unless desired. The Unrrer slty Mlssoorian does not express spproral nor disapproral of these commoaleatloaa r prat Ins them.) Too Much Fun. To the Editor of the Unlrerslty Mlssoorian: I doubu whether a pleasure resort and a lake on Hinkson would increase the efficiency of the work done by students of the University. ONE OF THEM. j& j& LITERARY NOTES j& ;& Why They Went. To the Editor of the UnlTersltr Mlssoorian: Numbers of students visited the hills of Hinkson during the beautiful after noon of Sunday for the purpose of studying nature mostly human nature. ONE OF THEM. The Sigma Nu Fraternity entertained eighteen couples at a dance at the chap ter house on Hitt street last night. Buffet refreshments were served. Miss Lily Sue Hostetter, who is visiting Miss Mittie V. Robnett, was an out-of-town guest. First Love. To the Bdltor of the UnlTersltr Mlssoorian: In high school your sincere devotion for your only-onlyest is called puppy love. In college it is called Platonic love. In high life it is called love for money. After all first love is best. SOPHOMORE. THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE MAX. Herbert S. Hadley, governor-elect of Missouri at the age of thirty-six years, has an opportunity such as seldom comes to any man young or old. The New Missouri is in the making. Foun dations have been laid well laid for the most part in a long and lustrous past. The present sees the New Mis souri building, for which the Old Mis souri furnished broad foundation. The New Missouri in its making spells opportunity. Its supreme need is constructive statesmen. The control of the metropolitan police, the selection of coal oil inspectors, the politics oi ward heeler and the curbstone orator about these none but spoilsmen strive. The constructive statesmen have thought for higher things. Missouri has an outgrown constitution. The state lacks adequate and adequately controlled transportation, rail and river and road. It is burdened with an in iquitous taxing system. There's a miss ing link in education, the state-aided high school, helpful alike to the district school as to the institutions for higher learning. As has leen largely true in Missouri schools the merit system should be extended to hospitals and reformatories. The New Missouri should be the Greater Missouri. The questions which loom large in Missouri are not partisan. They are questions for Missourians of all parties and of none. The new governor will find them difficult, splendidly difficult. They could not be settled on partisan lines bccaue to this settlement, if it be successful, will come a democratic stale senate, a republican house of rep resentatives, democratic state officers and a republican governor. This gov ernor, young, alert, clever and broad visioned, has the enviable privilege of leading in the constructive statesman ship which is to make the New Mis souri. The opportunity and the man are here. And opportunities plus men make historv. An all-committee picnic supper will be held in the Y. W. C. A. room at 5:30 p. m. Wednesday. Miss Edith Gee ry will act as toastmistress. Miss Breed will respond on "Plain Living and High Thinking." Mrs. Walter McNab Miller will speak on our "Association Home" and Miss Wales will respond on "Student Friendships." A play in costume will be given at the regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thurs day of the Y. W. C. A. entitled "A Parliament of Religions." India, China, Turkey and America will be represented and each will tell a bit of her life history. 'VARSITY NOTES Prof. Charles M. Sharp of the Bible College will give an informal talk to ministerial students and any others who may be interested at 11 o'clock Thurs day morning in Room 8, Lowry Hall, on the subject: "The Most Significant Trends of Present Day Religious Thought." Leo Loeb, of Rich Hill, Mo., an alum nus of the University and the Massa chusetts Institute of Technology, is here visiting Isidor Loeb and other relatives. He departs tonight for Washington, D. C, where he will do surveying work for the government. The Rev. Fathers Seibert and Crane, of St. Louis, visited the University of Missouri this morning. Father Seibert is a graduate of the Louvain University of France. They are holding a series of meetings at the Catholic church here this week. The Livingston County club will hold a meeting in Room G, Thursday after noon, at 4:30. The club has made ar rangements for a football game with the Chillicothe High School for the Sat urday following Thanksgiving. The Campus Club. To the Editor of the Unlrersltr Mlssoorian: A Kansas University professor lately announced that universities should de vote a department to love making. Mis souri had most elaborate courses in this subject even before it became a co-educational institution. These courses how ever have never been classified in the catalogue but are generally recognized here under the title "Campus Club." This organization has large active member ship. Most of the courses are graduate work, a thorough preparation having been given in the average high school. Many students are making this work their major subject so it is unfortunate that the university credit has never been se cured in these courses. Classes are always small and have the advantage of not requiring paid instruc tors. Descriptive astronomy and nature study are important subjects for special research. These seminars are held on the golf links in the daytime but on the campus on moonlight nights. Special sessions are held in connection with other courses. The spectacled pro fessor who allows himself to be annoyed by a low but animated buzz of conversa tion at the rear of the room does not al ways realize this. He fails two to rea lize that the absorbed boy and girl are dealing in something that he himself may have missed life itself. Perhaps the Kansas professor's suggestion is not so ridiculous as it may at first seem. To follow his suggestion here it would take little trouble to organize the ma terial at hand. The dean's office could be located in the dome with a search light attachment. Valuable sociological data in regard to courtship could be gathered. University credit could be given and in this way the number of alumni could be greatly increased. THE Trail of the Lonesome Pine," by John Fox, Jr., a tale of feuds and moonshine and hardy mountai neers, and withal a stirring romance, is the best product of this writers pen. June, the heioine, undergoes a remark able transition in the course of the story. John Hale a young civil engineer, a dreamer and yet a strong man, finds her a wild, mountain child, educates her to become his wife, and at eighteen years finds her the finished product of New York boarding school. Financial reverses make it necessary for her to take up life in the mountain and countless com plications arise from feuds, the reign of lawlessness and rials in love and ambi tion. All the characters are impressive, as we like mountaineers to be and intense climaxes recurring frequently allow no lapse of interest. Some of the descrip tions are effective although the most obvious criticism of the story would be the overworking of certain favorite ex pressions. The book moves to a happy conclusion after keeping the reader in suspense to the last. The scene is laid in the Cumberland mountains. While the time is not given, the indications are that it was not so long ago but that John and June might still be living in Lonesome Cove and that the old pine is still standing there to guard the secrets of other sweet hearts. "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" by John Fox Jr., Charles Scribners & Sons, New York, $1.50. ceived the degrees of A. M., Lt. M., and Sc. M. at the University of Missouri. "Concerning the National Spiritual Tyranny," is the title of an attractive and far-seeing discussion of the sub ject by T. Carl Whitmer, professor of Music at Stephens College. The World's Work for November has a specially high standard of articles. John D. Rockefeller's "Reminiscences of Men and Events" is particularly striking. Scribner's Magazine for November has most attractive fiction. "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" is concluded in this issue. F L. R. Kautz, an alumnus of the Uni versity of Missouri, who was elected prosecuting attorney in Caldwell county, received the largest majority of any candidate in that county. The German Club increases the stu dent's interest in one of the most popu lar of foreign languages. The ability to understand German through the ears as well as eyes is developed. By contin ued conversation with club members the student learns to think and talk Ger man. The results of these meetings re pudiate the populir opinion that a stu dent cannot learn to speak a foreign language at school. The New York Nation in a review of "Value and Distribution a Critical and Constructive Study," by Dr. H. J. Daven port, of the University of Missouri, says that "this volume of 575 closely packed octavo pages is the most notable achievement in systematic economic criticism that has appeared on this side of the Atlantic." Curtis Hill, State Highway Engineer, is visiting Novelty, a village in Knox county, on state road work. He will try to organize a special road district in that locality. The present enrollment of the Uni versity of Missouri is 2003, not includ ing summer school. The Fortnightly Club met this after noon at Read Hall in regular session. Secretary Babb returned this morn ing from a business trip. Many agricultural students are plan ning to attend the International Live Stock Exposition in Chicago next month. They should spend part of their time seeing the great department stores, resi dences and theaters. A trip through the packing houses and stock yards -would also be instructive. About Love of Literature. The New York Times recently asked Prof. T. R. Lounsbury of Yale an in teresting question, and has now publish ed his answer. "I am sorry to say," he writes, "that, in my opinion, the new English requirements in colleges have not had the slightest effect to ward increasing the taste for good lit erature among young men. Actually, 1 fear, a great many men have acquired instead a violent hatred for English literature, owing to the preparation re quired in it." "Co-eds" in Athletics. The girls of the University of Mich igan have an athletic field of their own. Forty co-eds have signed up for rowing at the University of Washing ton. The girls' tennis club of Minnesota is planning to enjoy indoor tennis throughout the winter. Wants Longer Course. To the Editor of the Unlrerslty Mlssoorian: One senior in the Engineering Depart ment of the University of Missouri was heard to say the other day that he had been in the University library but once in the last two years, and another was heard to say that he had been in the library but twice since he was a fresh man. These statements express a great deal of truth concerning that department. After the Freshman year, the ordinary student in the Engineering Department of the University, has no time for any thing outside of his purely technical work. This should not be true, for it causes the enginering student to look not only with disfavor upon the liberal education courses of the University, but causes him to scorn any course that does not appear to him to be worth dollars and cents after he leaves school. It is a well known fact among stu dents of the University that the Engi neering students have to study harder than the students in any other depart ment and furthermore it is also well known that all of this work is purely technical. The result of this is that the average engineering student graduates and goes out into the world without an' or at least a very small part of the cultural course that University gradu ates should have. He has spent his col lege course in learning how to make dollars, but has left out the things that will enable him to enjoy and get the most of them after they are made. There should le some solution for this great lack in the University career of the technical student. He should be able to carry out into the world a knowledge of the cultural coursesof the Univcrsity as well as the Academic graduate. The only solution for this that appears, and it is the same solution that has been ap plied to the medical courses of various American Universities that up to a few years ago were in the same condition, is to lengthen the Engineering course. Make the requirements for entrance to the Engineering department of the Uni versity at least two years of accademic work. P. B. L. ATE'S a Fidler" by Edward George Pinkham, is a rather interesting tale of the life of Sumner Bibbus, a young Bostonian, from infancy to the age of twenty years. His infancy was spent in a basement bookshop in Boston and the tale begins when he is sent to a neighboring town to be educated. In this nearby city he shows remarkably discretion in the maze of plots which enfolds him, and the first love affair becomes a rivalry between himself and his cousin over Starbright, daughter of the cousin's guardian and by rights the heroine of the story. The rich uncle's estate is dissipated be tween a conniving lawyer and a specu lating uncle and Sumner departs for St. Louis, where he finds his cousin. The rivalry over the girl has not lessened the friendship of the two boys and both go to work for a cotton firm. Sumner falls in love with the blind daughter of a fellow clerk and finds that his af fection for Starbright was a youthful fancy but that his cousin's love remains true. In the meantime Sumner's parents prosper and the guardian restores the dissipated fortune to the two cousins. Sumner, we are led to believe, marries the blind girl and his cousin the fair Starbright. The description of the little bookshop is by far the best thing in the book and reminds one of Dickens, Sumners' father and mother, shiftness and idle but with al ambitious, arc also drawn after the style of some of Dicken's characters. A large number of characters are introduc ed who have nothing to do with the storv and are drawn so minutely that it is really a weariness of the spirit to follow tiiem. The book is far from a finished pro duct, and if it had been condensed one third it would have been far more in teresting reading. Taking it all in all, however, it gives promise of better things. Small, Maynard and Company, Boston. F The University Missourian telephone numbers are: department office, 377; news room, 274; business office, 714. Valuable Volume Here. OMES and Letters in the Handwrit ing of Robert Burns" is the latest and probably the handsomest vol ume which has been added to the Uni versity library. It is presented through the courtesy of William K. Bixby and Frederick AY. Lehman, of the Burns Club of St. Louis. Three hundred copies of the book have been printed on Dutch handmade paper for members of the Burns Club for pre sentation. The volume contains im prints in facsimile from the largest col lection of -Burns' manuscripts now in ex istence n America, that possessed by Mr. Bixbv in St. Louis. He loaned these manuscripts for exhibition in the Burns cottage at the World's Fair and they are now used in the preparation of this volume. In addition, a holograph copy of Queen Mary's Lament, in the possession of Frederick W. Lehman, is included. The volume has introduction and explana tory notes by Walter B. Stevens, of St. Louis. "The World Today" of November fea tures an article, "Facing the Orient" by Senator George C. Perkins. Interesting departments deal with the Drama and with foreign affairs. "Further researches on the physics of the earth, and especially on the folding of mountain ranges and the uplift of plateaus and continents produced by movements of lava beneath the crust arising from the secular leakage of the ocean bottoms," is the comprehensive title of a work by T. L J. See who re-1 earliest records, Books on Church History. THE library of the University of Missouri has these books on church history, mainly of the Nineteenth century: Blunt, J. H.: A key to the knowledge of church history; modern. 18 8p. London, 1899. Boardman, G. -N.: History of New England Theology. 314p. N. Y. 1899. Bonney, T. G.: Christian doctrines and modern thought; the Boyle lectures for 1891. 175p. London. 1892. Buckley, J. M.: History of Metho dists in the United States. 714p. N. Y. 1903. Church, R. W.: The Oxford move ment; 1833-45. 410p. London. 1900. Corwin, E. T., Dubbs, J. H., and Ham ilton, J. T.: History of the Reformed Church. Dutch Reformed Church, Ger man & Moravian Church in the United States. 514p. N. Y. 1902. Cross, Arthur Lyon. The Anglican episcopate and American colonies. 368p. N. Y. 1902. Curteis, G. H.: Dissent in its rela tion to the Church of England, eight lectures preached before the University of Oxford. 448p. London. 1890. Foster, R. V.: Sketch of the history of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 258p. ,N. Y. 1897. Hinton, I. T.: History of Baptism from inspired and uninspired writings. 348p. Phila. 1846. King, H. C: Reconstruction in the ology. 257p. N. Y. 1901. Lauer, P. E.: Church and state in New England. 106p. Baltimore. 1892. J. Hop. Stud., ser. 10, no. 2-3. Makower, Felix: Constitutional his tory and constitution of the Church of England; tr fr. .the German. 545p. Lond. 1895. Official year book of the Church of England. 1903. Sheldon, H. C: History of the Chris tian Church. 5 vol. N. Y. 1894. v. 1, Early Church, v. 2, Medieval Church. v. Jo, .Modern Church Stanley, A. P.: Lectures on the his tory of the Church of Scotland, deliv ered in Edinburgh in 1872. 201p. N. Y. 1872. Biography. Abbott, Lyman: Henry Ward Beech cr. Atl. 9:539-51. Oct. '03. Allen, A. V. G.: Life and letters of Phillips Brooks. 3v. N. Y. 1901. Chadwick, J. W.: William Ellery Channing, Minister of religion. 463p. Boston. 1903. Emerson, R. W.: Swedenborg; or the mystic. (In, Emerson's complete works, v. 4, p. 89-139.) Gillies, John: Memoirs of the life and character of the Rev. John White field. 307p. Lexington. 1823. Guernsey, A. H.: Lyman Beecher. Harper 30:097-710. May, 1865. Hamilton, J.: Philip Doddridge. Liv ing Age 28:481-93. Mr. 1851. Hutton, R. II.: Cardinal Newman. 251p. Boston. 1891. Johnson, Samuel: Watts. (In John son's Lives of the poets, v. 3, p. 237 248.) Newman, J. II.: Apologia pro vita sua; being a history of his religious opinions. 39op. London. 1865. Sketch of Archbishop Hughes. Knick. 63:434 39. May, 1864. Southey, Robert: Life of Wesley and the rise and progress of Methodism. 631p. London. 1890. Woodberry, G. E.: Ralph Waldo Em erson. 205p. N. Y. 1907. Denominations and Sects. Alexander, Gross: History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 142p. N. Y. 1897. Allen, J. II.: Historical sketch of the Unitarian movement since the Refor mation. 249p. N. Y. 1897. Carroll, H. K.: Religious forces of the United States. 478p. N. Y. 1898. Jacobs, H. E.: History of the Evan gelical Lutheran Church in the United States. 539p. N. Y. Scribner. Kent, C. F.: Historical Bible series. 1. Heroes and crises of early Hebrew history, from the creation to the death of Moses. 2. Founders and rulers of United Israel; from the death of Moses to the division of the Hebrew King dom. 238p. N. Y. 1908. 3. Kings and prophets of Israel and Judah; from the division of the Kingdom to the Babylonian exile. 4. Leaders and teachers of Post-Exilic Judaism; from the fall of Jerusalem to the beginning of the Christian Era. 5. Life and teachings of Jesus; in the light of the 6. Work and teach- ANTS AS FIGHTERS On the morning of Aug. Ill gathered a few black ants and a number of their small, brown, egg-shaped cocoons from an ant hill in my yard and placed them in a shallow glass box, an artificial nest where I watched their behavior. Not long after this I discovered a. winged black queen promenading under the apple tree very likely a blood sister of the others, for when I placed her with them she was not attacked, as was a large ant with a red thorax that later I introduced among them. Strange how ants recognize both friends and enemies through the sense of smell rather than by the sense of sight. No sooner do two ants meet than they cross noses, so to speak, in order to as certain who is who. If the insects find that they belong to different communi ties war is at once declared. This was the case when the ant with the red thorax was confined with the black ants. How vicious both species were, how they snapped at and bit eachi other! One black ant succeeded in grab bing an antenna (or feeler) of her an tagonist, to which she held as the big: red ant dragged her from place to place- Another black smelled her opportunity and caught the hind leg of the enemy,, who was thus greatly handicapped in. her movements. Still, she succeeded in: killing both black ants, although she could not free herself from their death, grip until I came to her assistance. The queen had remained inactive dur ing the conflict and had taken no part in cleaning up the nest; when all was again in order a worker ant approached! her and after a short antenna conversa tion began to tug at her wings. Appa rently this was to give the royal sister to understand that she must now dis card them and assume the responsibili ties of egg laying, the work for which she had been most carefully reared. The young queen was not inclined to give up her gauzy appendages, however, so presently the worker resumed her ef forts to loosen them, but with no show of animosity. Failing to accomplish her purpose, she next caught the queen, by her antennae and led her Rently about the nest and then held her in a. corner for at least twenty minutes. During this time the other ants came and touched her caressingly with their antennae, and one went so far as to offer her food from its mouth. It was a, clear case of coaxing. They wanted this queen mother to deposit eggs and. found a new colony. I do not know what arguments finally overcame the queen's reluctance to give up her free dom. The next day I saw that she had yielded to the entreaties of her sisters. She was wingless and depositing very minute eggs. The black ants have what appear to be good-natured wrestling matches. among themselves. They are constantly on the move doing something, carrying the unwieldy cocoons from one place t another regurgitating food for a com panion or making elaborate toilets. Suburban Life. ings of the apostles; from the death at Jesus to the end of the first century. Linn, W. A.: Story of the Mormons from the date of their origin to 1901. 637p. N. Y. 1902. Newman, A. H.: History of the Bap tist Churches in the United States. 513p. N. Y. 1894. O'Gorman, Thomas: History of the Roman Catholic Church in the U. S. 515p. N. Y. 1893. Thomas, A. C: History of the Disci ples of Christ, Society of Friends, United Brethren in Christ and Evangeli cal Ass'n. 303 p. Thompson, R. E.: History of the Presbyterian churches in the U. S. 424p:. N. Y. 1902. Tiffany, C.C.: History of the Prot estant Episcopal church in the United States of America. 593p. N. Y. 1895. Walker, Williston: History of the Congregational churches in the U. S. 451p. N. Y. 1894. The Letter that Killeth. It is on record that Lord Dcnman es tablished great reputation at the bar by securing an acquittal in a famous case on the ground that a certain firm de scribed in the indictment as "proprie tors of a silk and cotton lace manu factory" should have been described as "proprietors of a silk and of a cotton lace manufactory," it having been as certained that they made both silk and cotton lace. In 1827 a judge quashed an inquisi tion for murder because it was referred to the jurors as "on their oaths" instead of "on their oath." In yet another case the judge held that the omission of the word "ewe" was sufficient to invalidate a conviction, because the word "ewe" as well as "sheep" was used in the statute. In 1841 Lord Cardigan was indicted for firing on Captain Tucket in a duel. He was acquitted because the captain's Christian names were wrongly entered in the indictment. In another case about the same period a legal document was invalidated be cause the letters A. D. were used in stead of the words "In the Tear of our Z uora." Westminster Review. jc-s-:SS c JfrHfe.3gg&fe$fc! J'CiCr'Sl, rvj; w. - - sJflMfig irr-TPrr---'- - "" ...,'! 5 t m M m i i I cl 5 I e,1 t n Tjii-.'