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rV'W-'?iSggS.ji 'i!ff m UNIVERSITY MISSOUKIAN. VOLUME I. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1908. XUMBER 56 iBEmSSEESSSESZ F REMEDY FOR POOR LIGHTS Supt. Sherman of City Plant Says Increased Demand Was "Unexpected." NO RESERVE POWER AVAILABLE 'Slight Mishaps Noticeable," He Says, When Told of Students' Complaint. TWO ARMIES FACE CLASH IN HAYTI Rebel Army May Attack the Provisional President's "Force, is Report. ENMITY FOR UNITED STATES Minister Furnish is Accused of Lending Aid to Alexis. DEAN OF BIBLE COLLEGE WHO HAS TENDERED RESIGN A TION iflii&3!$&ife Hm . Vs ;. . it$ Ui'M vS v.t- Many lottery have been received re cently ly tlic University Missourian, some of which have been published, from citizens of Columbia and students of the University of Missouri, in which they made complaints of the electric light Venice in Columbia. Several of the students have said that the dim ness of the lights has compelled them to wear glasses, and almost all of them have complained of the injury to their eyes from studying by these lights. J. M. Sherman, superintendent of the city water and light plant, told a re porter for the University Missourian todav that the large increase in the demands on the plant is the principal cause of the defective service. Demand is Unexpected. "This increase within the last year has been large, and has necessitated the spending of a largo amount of money," said Mr. Sherman. "The in-crea-ed demand on the output of the plant came on lis unexpectedly, and it has been with much difficulty that we have been able to handle it. "Within the last eightoen months, since T took charge of the plant, there have been about 130 new meters put in. The average numlier of lights to each meter is twelve. And with an additional (100 lights that have been put in, this would make the increase in lights in the neighborhood of 2.000. The increase in motor power has been about li5 horse-power. "Although the plant was not in good condition when I took charge, there was equipment enough, if it were in proper condition, to supply the de mand made upon it. But with the large increase it has been with much difficulty that the plant has been kept going. Works at Full Capacity. "We are at present without reserve power, and every slight mishap is no ticeable all over the city. The plant is worked to its full capacity all of the time. "The matter of new machinery is out of the question, for the reason that there is no money at our disposal. When I came into the office the com pany was about $1,000 in debt. We have paid that debt, and have spent between $S,000 and 10,000 in extend ing the water and light -service and in equipping the plant. Local Trouble Causes Dimness. "Complaints of dim lights come into this office frequently. The trouble is usually a local one. caused by putting more work on the transmitters than they are able to do. We have not put in the necessary number of transmit ters because we did not have them, and did not have the money to buy them. The transmitters in sonic districts are much more heavily loaded than in others. In a few eases the trouble is with the wire. "It is impossible, under the circum stances, to give these overloaded dis tricts the proper current. Last even ing at 7:30 o'clock the current on Hroadway was 115 volts, and five blocks south of Broadway there were only ninety volts. The standard voltage for light is 103, and in order to maintain that voltage five blocks south of Broad way, it would be necessary to increase the voltage on Broadway to 130. It is impossible to use this high voltage. It would break the lamps. Needs Transmitters. "The remedy for this is more trans mitters, and we are attending to this as Wst we can. As soon as a few mi nor troubles at the plant are regulated, and we get more -transmitters, or get the ones we have so arranged that their work will be more evenly divided, we will have good service. "The increase in demand for lights has been very hard to meet without sufficient money for equipment, but we are now lvginning to see our way clear. Evepting the possibility of ac cidents to machinery, for which e can make no calculation, I see no rea son why the people of Columbia should not, in a short time, have a good elec tric light service." Ify United Tress. PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, Dec. 3. Quiet prevails here today, but it is feared that the rival ambitions of Gen. Legitime, who yesterday was declared provisional president, and of Gen. Si mon, who heads another rebel army thirty miles from the city, may cause a clash. Xord Alexis, the deposed president, is preparing to sail for France," where his fortune is stored. If he accepts Legitime as president, it is likely there will be no further trouble. Much feeling is displayed against Minister Furnish of the United States, who is accused of helping Alexis to re sist the rebellion. Placards attacking him have been posted throughout the city and his recall is demanded.. Armed sailors from the two American cruisers and the French cruisers, which have been in the harbor, were landed yesterday and are guarding their re spective legations. The rage of the mob which surrounded the palace of Alexis was appeased by the announce ment that he had sailed for a distant port. Women Curse Alexis. Haytien women in the streets cursed the aged Alexis and hurled coarse epi thets at him and his family. The peo ple pillaged the central market and killed a butcher who tried to protect his stall. The overthrow of the government was accomplished without a shot, arm ed bodies of citizens taking possession of the city and declaring Legitime the provisional president. Gen. Simon re mained outside the city with his forces. The issue in the Republic now is be tween the two bodies of rebels to de termine which is the real government. JAPANESE DANCE IN AUDITORIUM COST OF LUG Girls in Costume Will Help Entertain Visitors to Oriental Bazaar. FORTUNE TELLERS THERE, TOO DRIVES LHAMON FROM COLUMBIA Pr. William J. Lhamon. EDUCATION E OF CHINESE RACE Fred Dearing, Visiting Here, Tells of Progress in the Flowery Kingdom. UNITED STATES WILL KEEP HANDS OFF IN HAYTI By United Pres. WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 3. The United States has no intention of in terceding in the Haytien revolution. The overthrow of President Alexis is regarded as an internal matter, which the Haytien people themselves should settle. Unless the rights of Americans and other foreigners become jeopardiz ed, the United States will allow affairs to take their course. DEAR, DEAR! ACKER QOESN'T WANT MUCH; WOULD BE BIG NOISE Cochems' Star Declares He Wouldn't Be Contented Except as Head Coach. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3. Frank Acker, star halfback on the Si. Louis Uni versity football team, today denied the report that he was seeking a position on the coaching staff of the University of Missouri, or that he contemplated entering the coaching field next year. "I did not ask for a place on the University of Missouri coaching loard," said Acker. "Furthermore. I would not accept a secondary position. Un less I could have charge of the team, I would not go to Columbia. Mr. Si mon, a friend of mine, who is attending school there, wrote me. asking if 1 would accept a position as assistant coach. My reply was that I would not accept anything short of head coach. "I have offers from four Western schools to coach their teams next year, but I have refused them all. After finishing my medical course, I expect to take up coaching, but that will be in 1910." "The Chinese are not natively infe rior to any other Asiatic race," said Fred Hearing, second secretary of the American Legation at Pekin, China, to a reporter for the University Missou rian today. He is in Columbia on a visit to his mother. "The United States should feel proud of their educational connections with China and if China is to make any further progress it will lie through this influence. "In the past the Chinese have been regarded as a dull people but of late a great educational reform wave has swept over China and now there isn't a hamlet that hasn't its little school. There are two large Universities in China. One of them, the University of Pekin. is situated at Pekin, the capital of the Empire. Work of Missionaries. "These universities employ foreign ers from every nation as instructors and through these men the Chinese students learn what their fathers did not know. The Universities are sup plemented by a number of Missionary schools. "The missionaries will take charge of a Chinese boy when he is young and will practically rear him and give him a complete education. These young men at the conclusion of their educa tion enter the service of the Chinese government and if they show any es pecial ability they are often sent to foreign countries to complete their edu cation. "Japan receives the majority of these students because of its being close to China and because the Japanese have so much in common with China. Next to Japan the United States gets the majority of Chinese-students. "These students form the most in telligent and most progressive class of the nation and they arc the ones re sponsible for the great progress leing LEVEE DYNAMITED TO SAVE A TOWN Citizens of Pine Bluff, Weary of Red Tape, Defy Government. Rare Brasses and Antiques to Be Sold at Y. M. C. A. Benefit. made by this nation. "I think China has a bright future which has been made possible through the educational progress of its people." NEW JERSEY STRIKERS CLASH WITH GUARDS DR. LADD IS PRESIDENT Former Rolla Director Heads Oklahoma School of Mines. The Board of Regents of the Okla homa School of Mines last night signed a contract with Dr. George E. Ladd, former director of the School of Mines at Rolla. by which he becomes presi dent of the Oklahoma school, located bv the last legislature at AVilburton. The school will be opened Jan. 1. 1009, for a six months' term. Militia May Go to Quell Riot at Perth Amboy. By United Prets. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., Dec. 3. One hundred strikers today attacked the National Fireproofing Works and depu ties, special guards and strike-breakers returned the fire. No one was serious ly hurt, though many shots were ex changed. Troops who had been on the scene were withdrawn yesterday, as most of the strikers had returned to work. The importation of strike-breakers aroused the foreign employees and the battle followed. It is expected that the mili tia will return. Br Hutted Tress. PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dee. .3. Citizens last night blew up the levee opposite Pine Bluir, with dynamite, to save the city. The government had given orders not to ue dynamite, but despite this fact. the levee was crevassed by unknown persons. Early in the week, citizens appealed to the Government to blow a crevasse in the levee, in order to save the city from the rising flood, which was under mining the buildings along the shore. The Government refused, and yes terday the citizens in mass meeting, decided to blow up the levee on their own responsibility. However, last night's action is said not to be ollicial. The point which was dynamited was known as the "bone of contention" in the battle against the treacherous river. It has continuously thrown the swift current against the south bank, right at the business section of the city. River Will Change Courre. It is said that the river will now change its course, and the current will strike the bank nearly a mile below the city. A section of land north of the court house walls, ten feet wide by 100 feet long, was moving slowly toward the riv er. The kitchen of the residence of C. G. Brockway slid into the river late last night. The occupants fortunately had timely warning. Several warehouses along the banks which have been partly wrecked are tottering. The entire river front is cracked and unsafe, even for pedestrians. Secretary of War Wright had been appealed to for permission to change the course of the river. The message was signed by Mayor Tooney, County Judge Gould, President of the Board of Trade Byrd and Chairman of the Citi zens' Committee JBell. Citizens of Pine Bluff also had wired President Roosevelt to intercede in behalf of this city to get permission from the secretary of war to divert the channel of the river. Siv girl students in the University of Missouri, gurlied in the costume of the Orient, will give a Japanese dance and "laundry song" at the Oriental bazaar which is to open this evening in the auditorium of the University of Missouri. The profits from the ba zaar will go into the V. W. C. A. house furnishing fund. The voung women who are to take part in the dance are Mi-es Myrtle Meyer, Mary Corwin. Irene Shaefer. Maliel Whitney, Leta Morris and Ruth Phillips. Have Your Palm Read. Fortune telling by "expert" palmists whose identity is kept secret to whet the curiosity of the public, will Imj one of the principal features of the bazaar. In addition to this there will be a musical program under the direction of Prof. W. II. Pommer. A violin solo by M. L. Silverman, and a piano solo by Miss Aurora Leedom will be among the numlers. Oriental sweets will Ik- sold at booths presided over by Mrs. Walter MeNab Miller. Dean of Bible College of the Christian Church Tenders Resignation Will Move to Des Moines, Iowa. BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL SOON CONSIDER ACTION Failing Health One Cause For the Distinguished Educator's Plan. See the Jap Tearoom. Tomorrow afternoon a Japanese tea room will le represented, and girls in Japanese costume will serve tea. Those serving will be Miss Caroline Jesse, Miss Ada Lefevre. Miss Calilwl Ingels, Miss Margaret Woodson. Miss Laura Snodgrass, and Miss Hazel Kirk. Miss Kirk will wear a Japanese costume brought from Japan by Ilin Wong Ilin. At a table presided over by the Y. V. C. A. girls, sachets and Christ mas presents will be sold. Russian brasses. Oriental lace work anil pottery and Japanese bric-a-brac will lie among the other things on sale. The baz-aar will be open till late Fri day night. SUNBEAM STUDENTS MAY NOT OBEY PR0U FR0U AND PEEE-A-B00 RULES Fairer Sex of Weather University Wishes to Appear When and How It Pleases. The announcement by Dean Fore caster, of Weather University, that the sunbeams should not appear in frou from skirts and peek-a-lnio waists has caused unsettled conditions among the sunlK-ams. Several of the leading sun beams are in favor of ignoring Dean Forecaster's rule, but it has not lieen definitely determined whether or not they will appear. The information was given as fol lows: "Unsettled weather tonight and Friday." The temperature at 8 a. m. was 22 degrees; atgj p. m., 37. TYPHOID FEVER CLAIMS G. G. REAM, STUDENT M'CUTCHEON IS UNABLE TO BE HERE TOMORROW Cartoonist Will M. C. Lecture Later A. Course. in John T. McCutcheon, a noteil news paper cartoonist, who was to have lec tured here tomorrow evening in the Y. M. C. A. lecture cour-e, will not ap pear on that date. S. Perry Wilson, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., received a telegram this morning from C. C. Coons, of Kansas City, who has charge of the lecture bureau which is supplying the series of nuinlwrs here. Mr. Coons said Mr. McCutcheon will le unable to appsar here. He did not explain why. Mr. McCutcheon will be heard here later in the year. Junior Teacher Dies in Parker Memorial Hospital. George Garland Ream, of Greenridge, Pettis county, died in the Parker .me morial Hospital early this afternoon, after an illness of typhoid fever lasting forty-two days. His father, L. B. Ream, was present at his death. The young man was a Junior in the Teachers College and the College of Arts and Science. JOHN DAVIS SUCCUMBS TO TYPHOID FEVER John Davis of South Tenth street died this morning at 4 o clock of ty idioid fever. He will be buried tomor row afternoon in the Columbia ceme tery, the Rev. W. S. St. Clair of the Christian Church officiating. A widow and four children survive Davis. Vandiver Improver. Slowly. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3. Willard D. Van diver, State Suerintendent of Insur ance, is gradually improving, according tp the statements of his doctors, but the recuperating process is slow. The question of an operation for appendi citis is as- vet undecided. Dr. William J. Lhamon, dean of the Bible College of the Christian Church, h: ..tendered his resignation to the Board of Trustees of the college, to take effect not later than the end of the present school year. Dr. Lhamon gies as one of the chief reasons of his resignation the. high cost of living in Columbia. He will move to Des Moines. la., and will divide his lime lietween chautauqua and evan gelistic work. The Board of Trustees, meniliers of which are scattered over the State, will meet soon to act on the resignation. Dr. Lhamon has given notice of his intention to the executive committee of the board, of which J. W. Putnam, instructor in economics in the Univer sity of Missouri, is secretary. Here Seven Years. News of Dr. Lhamon's resignation will come as a surprise to the mem bers of the Christian church of the state. He has been at the head of the Bible College for seven years. Lowry Hall, at Ninth and Lowry streets, the home of the college, was built five years ago by subscriptions obtained largely through his efforts. Under his administration, the Uni ersity has recognized the college as an affiliated institution, and full credit toward an academic degree is now given students for work done in several courses, notably that in the Hebraic language, in the Bible College. Seventy-six students are enrolled in the col lege tins semester. .Last year more tlmn 10 per cent of the students in the College of Arts and Science of the University took some work in the Bi ble College. Health Giving Way. The college is devoted tb theological' teaching, under the auspices of the. Christian church of Missouri. "My health, for one thing, demands' that I make a change," Dr. Lhamon told a reporter for the University Mis sotirian this morning. "Last year I taught twenty-four hours a week and preached every Sunday. The strain was too great. Then, too, I find the changeable climate here taxes my health. I have been considering a move for a year. '"The chief reason for my determin ation to leave Columbia is the high cost of living here. I feel that I owe it to my family to go elsewhere. At Des Moines, the seat of Drake Univer sity, they will have good educational advantages, while the cost of living is much cheaper. In the chautauqua and evangelistic field I can double my pres ent income and at the same time be of as much service to the church as 1 am here." Executive Committee Acts. R. A. Long, president of the Long" Bell Lumber Co., of Kansas City, is head of the Board of Trustees. The executive committee of the board, com posed of J. T. Mitchell, D. A. Robnett, B. F. Lowry and J. W. Putnam, met this morning and adopted the following; resolutions: 'Whereas, Dean W. J. Lhamorr of the Bible Colh-ge of Missouri, feeling called to another field to work, ha placed his resignation in the hands of the secretary of the Board of Trustees, to take effect at the pleasure of the licard. not later than June, 1000, there fore, Ik? it 'Resolved, that the executive com ndttee of the board hereby expresses the earnest hope that his plans for the future may jiermit him to continue with the college till the close of the present collegiate year, and "Re-olvetl, that the executive com mittee further desires to express its appreciation of the earnest, faithful and efficient services which he has ren dered the Bible College during the seven year that he has served as its dean, and to assure him that he will carry with him into his new field of labor the sincere respect and good wishes of every member of the Board." I 1 i! m f - i-i M y WdiH fcJpBftfotl .1 m.-TrfW!