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. 'UVT'JA I UOTVERSITY MISSOURIAN. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1908. VOLUME I. NUMBER GO ""'"''IPIIIPWPIWfflMllMi Ji.iliL-l)l",lllJl''J"IW ill1.11.1! Jlil.JI"llILLll ' '" ""'rTTF 5pj m NOTED VISITORS TO OR. HILL Inauguration Will Attract Many Educators and Statesmen. GREETINGS TOMORROW MORNING Formal Installation to Take Place On Friday Morning ( ,-n- incident to tin inaugura tion i.i Dr. Albeit lt Hill. r-.iil'tit ..i i ii- 1'iiivei-itv of Miotui. will h-- in tomoiiow uioiniiig at !::' o'clock, lbprc-ciitativcs of tin- jn-iiu-ipal in-ti-t nt Ii-. of li .lining in tin- Middle Wi-t will 1' pie-cut anil take- part in the ex.-ici-c-. laioli Could Schuiman. LL. ). pi.-iilcnt of Cornell Univcr-ity. will lili-i ill.- aililn of lionor at ." o'clock loiiionow aft riio-m. rin- .u-aili-uiii- pioce ion. which "ill lot in at !:.'!() a. in. tomoiou. includes l.ov i oik. tli- r.o.inl of Curator-, rep ii ciitativi ol universities. -ll-ji . ami .iccieditcd -chools of tin- University of Mi out i. -pccial guest- of tin- Uni-ver-it.v. tli- faculty, ami tin- alumni. Tin jrtit t will appear in academic .lie. If tin- Coventor i-aiumt be pn-s-cnl. tin- Stati- will In- represented by Attornev -Central Iladley. Visitots Soon to Airive. iinmii tin- many prominent pci-soiis who will I'.- jr.-iit at this procession an-: .lolm W". Abercronibic. president of tin- University of Alabama: Hill M. S-1I. president of Drake University; I ham-cllor Itariow. Oeorgia University: Kilinuml .1. .lame-, piesident of the l"niTity of Illinois; Ccorge K. Mac-Li-aii. pie-ident of the State Univcr-ity of Iowa: A. 15. Storm, prc-idcnt of Io wa State College: Frank Strong, i-han-c.llor of Kan-as University: Frederick s. .Ion."-. rnii-r-ity of Minnesota; Dr. William Tivlc.ise. director of Shaw's Harden. St. Louis, ami icpre-entalic of -i-vt-ral scientific societies; D. I-. Ibd-ton. chancellor of Washington Univer-it : Noim.in -I. Oilman. St. Louis; Charles Nagel. St. Louis; the llight Ki-v. Daniel S. Tnttli-. St. Louis. Many of tlu-i- guests will anivi- in Coluuiliia tonight. Greetings to Visitors. AiMn - of wi-lronn- to tin- vi-itoi-s will Ik- delivered in Academic Hall at 1m:::o. Tlu-y will In- followed ly gieet iiiL's on In-half of tin- educational institution-, tin- educational intcrc-t- of tin- -tati-. tin- students, tin- alumni, ami tin- faculty. An informal luncheon will 1h- given l.y tin- faculty to tin- guests, in tin- corridor- on tin- tliinl floor of Ai-aili-mic Hall. Tin- suMrt- of lionor by Dr. J. ;. ihurmaii will 1h- delivered at .'5 oVloi-k in tin- afternoon. A rit-i-iition will 1- given to the jiii--i - of tin- Univcr-ity by tin- Hoard of Curat oi-. at !1:00 p. in. in P.othwell C nilia-illlU. The formal installation of Albert lb. Hill. LL. D.. a- pre-idi-nt of tlio Univer-ity of Mi oiiri will take place in the Amlitoriuin at 10:P,0 o'clock Fri day morning. The alumni of tin- University of Mis--iiii i will give a luncheon to tin? guests of the University at 12::!0 p. m. Fri day in Lathrop Hall. Die parade and review of the cadet- of the Univcr-ity will take place at :!:.'!' oVlock. A torch -light proce sion will be "iven by the student- at S:."0 o'clock. The inaugural ceremonies will cloe with the n-ception by 1'ii-idi-nt and "Mr-. A. Ro--; Hill Friday evening. DENEEN TO BE AN "AGGIE" Illinois Governor to Enter Agricultural College. Ily 1'nltcil Tress. I'RRAXA. HI.. Dif- O.-Guv. Doneen of Illinoi- annoiineed today that he will take a course in the Agricultural Col lege of the Univer-ity of Illinoi-. .m. Dcneen'- interest was arou-ed by a nvciu corn -how and he -ays he want- to learn how to judge cattle and ioi n Hirschberg Mystery Unsolved. r.j- I'nlteil rre.. ST. LtiriS Dee. !.-The niv-tery "unour.iling the death of Frauci- D. Hii-ihlH'rg. a St. Louis millionaire, who w.is"-hot and killed at his home. .'Ms I.indcll l.ulevard. ye-tcrday. i--til un-ohtil. Apparently an elTort i luing madi- to -uppre- the truth. Rii-iui i- evidently ru-hing in f" blinbia. At a -ingle hotel ten travel ing men. repre-enting firms from Maine to California, were regi-tered ye-tcr-dav. HONOR HE HAS CHARGE OP INAUGURAL PROGRAM Pkof. F. H. Shares. PROF. F. II. SHARKS, director ol" liw- Ob-eratory. a- chairman of the committee on l'liblie Kerci-e-. i- in charge of the iroram for the in auguration of l'le-idcnt A. Ro- Hill. For M-w-rnl week- he ha- been admit tedly the haide-t-worki'd man in the lnivcr-ity of li ouri. Upon him de volved a multiplicity of detail-, and to hi-i care i- due in larjn- mca-ure the e' cellence of the preparation- for tin event. When the inauguration i- over. 1'iof. Sean- will take a re-t. He lia- a Icae of ab-ence. until the bcj-inniii-i of next -eme-ter - he worked la-t -uiiimcr. and had no acatiou and will -ro to California. WEATHER PROSPECTS GLOOMY ON EVE OP INAUGURAL EXERCISES Thursday Will Be Cloudy in Columbia, Threatens the Weather Man. The promi-e- of the Weather .Man for tomorrow look rather gloomy in view of the inauguration ceremniiie 'of Dr. A. Rux Hill. Everybody in Co 'lumbia is "pulling" for more favorable weather. While under ordinary circuiii ' stance-, they are wiling to listen to the j dictations of the Weather Man. this is one of the times when they refu-e to be obedient. The ollicial forecast is as follows: "Fair tonight: increasing cloudim-.--Thur-day."' The temperature at S a. in. wa- :1 degree-: at 2 p. in., 49. DR. SCHURMAN A GUEST ON WAY TO COLUMBIA Cornell Alumni Give Banquet to Educator in St. Louis. Dr. .lacob Could Schurman. of Cor nell I'niver-ity en route to Columbia, wil be entertained in St. Louis tonight. He will be the guest of the St. Louis Cornell University alumni. A banquet will be entertained in St. Louis tonight. Club. After the banipict ho will de part for Columbia in a special train over the Mi ouri. Kan-a- and Teas railroad. Cuests at the St. Louis Club banquet will be Mr. Schiirmaii. D. S. Houston, chancellor of Washington University: K. A. Engler. pre-idi-nt Worcester Poly technic Institute: .John L. Elliott, of New York: Walker Hill. W. C. Little. Itrcckcnridge .lone-. Ccorge .T. Tan-ey. Doctor William Trclca-e. A. II. Little. Kelton E. White. II. T. l'eni . .1. How ard Holme-. II. II. Humphrey. A. S. Iing-dorf. R. .1. Terry. A. T. Terry. .1. II. Drown. 1. 1'. Taylor. A. II. Tini nierman. -I. William Taylor, .lolm II. Wilson. F. W. Meyrenbuig. Herman Von Schreuk. the Reverend S. F. Sher man. Jr.: Oliver Shiras. A. R. HoU'man. A. II. Huntington. W. E. McCourt. !. I. Findley. Herman Soehrer. R. S. I'at-ti-on. A. 1. Proves. II. I. Finch. W. II. Rozicr. R. I'. Carrett. William R. I'.right. D. C. Morgan. Martin Seward. C. D. Cennctt. -Ir.. F. D. Rnrdy. Charles III. Ander-on. .1. H. Ogle, (.i-orge r. Kiion. William 15. Ittner ami wine Rrown. Thoe who will go to Columbia for the installation are I're-ident Schur man. Doctor William Trelcase. Ccorge .1. Tan-ey. Kelton E. White. Willi Rrown. Albert T.' Terry. Charb- H. Ander-on. C. R. Curti-. Ccorge 1'. Know L. D. Andrew-. .1. H. Ogle. E. C Zeller. Dm-tor E. A. Engler. Doctor IL A. Loeb. I'.eii RIewett. the Reverend Father Frie den. l'rofe or J. IL Smith, and Charles (Rcrard. BANK ROBBERS GET $6,000 Safe at Maize, Kan., is Blown Open Cracksmen Escape. T.v fnlteil rrew. MAIZE. Kan.. Nee- !. Roblx-rs blew ..'..,,' lb.- -ate of the State Rank of Maize this mornim: and got $fi.000. The cplo-ion- aroii-ct me town imi the robber- escaped lwfore a pursuit could be organized. fTjsm!iix,as COLUMBIA BOY, 12 YEARS OLD, IS EDITOR l FANATIC RATTI F AND PROPRIETOR OF UNIQUE NEWAPnu7rn With Discarded Type and An Old Job Press, Frederick Niedermeyer, Jr., Prints Playground Weekly. HE'S PRESSMAN, COMPOSITOR AND DELIVERS THE PAPERS Hopes to Enter Department of Journalism After High School. With a few odd -cries of discarded type gathered fioiu jirinting ollices in Columbia, an old hand job piess which prints but one small page at a time and no previous expeiieiice in the printing business, Frederick Xicderiiicxcr. .Ir.. 1-J years old. ehle-t -on of Mr. and -Mr-. F. V. Xiedcreineycr of 1101 University avenue has realized hi- iln-.inis of jour-nali-m by the publication of the Play ground Weekly, the only paper of its kind in the United State-. The Playground Weekly wa- printed during the pla ground -ea-on la-t -nm iner and will be ieived next year. Frederick's knack of printing i- not due to environment. In fact, the lir-t issue of the weekly was a siirpiise to his parent-. They knew he wa- not content to do anything but work with his limited matciial in the -uiniuer out building which had been converted into a printing ollice, but did not suppose he was planning a publication. The first i lie was also surprising from ji typographical jioint of iew. Words were misspelled, the pages did not register." lines were not spaced out to the end. The young publisher tackled the proposition and found out for himself the rules and methods of printing. Since then the Playgiound Weekly has steadily improved. Fiederick printed tin paper four or live times on the iniiiaturi- pre which he had purchased from a friend and then he realized that a larger pn-ss would save work and time. He -aved the small earnings from his weekly and went to St. Louis to get a larger "job lier." After looking through arious supply hoiis -. he bought a 10 l-'J by fi 1-4 press for :?:?n. Tin- lioy's grand father paid half of the expense and this addition to the capital stock was an other step forward. Burglars Rob Money Box. With the advent of the new press, a better paper was printed and the fa cilities were enlarged acconlingly. Rus- incss men took an interest in the paper and inserted small "ads"' which iehled 10 cents per inch. A reverse came when the money box containing more than $:i was taken from the ollice by bur glars. Rut still the paper was published and the young editor bravely faced the misfortune. Young Xicderineyer and his staff, who were also compositors, advertising managers and carriers, aro-e at " o'clock every Saturday morning during the playground sea-on and got the first run of two pages ready for the press. Then the type in this form would be 'distributed" in the ease and the other side printed. The "ads" were set by Frederick, who had become more pro ficient than the others. The lack of variety in the "ads" was due mainly to the limited facilities of the office. Had 150 Subscribers. After 1.10 papers had been printed, the boys drove over town in a pony cart to deliver them. The paper wa mailcd to subscribers on the rural routes, though nothing was made on the deal. Mr. Xicderineyer. the editor's father, later agreed to send the paper to the out-of-town sub-crilK-r-. When the twelfth and last number had been printed, the boys "pied" the last form and let it stay. The hurry and pre ure of getting out the weekly was not unlike that of a country daily, and due con-idcration was paid to news value-. Frederick Xicderineyer i- in the -itli grade in the Lee School. He is a bright -tuilent and popular, modest and cheer ful. He hopes to enter the Department of Journalism of the University of Mi ouri after completing hi- high school cour-e. His father. F. W. Nie dermeyer. is a real c-tate and in-iirance dealer. Daviess County Club Officers. D.uies- county students of the Uni versity of Mi-ouri met yesterday in Room 44 of Academic Hall and organ ized the Davie-s County Club. The fol lowing officer- were elected: P. C. Alex ander, president: Mis- Mattie Cooper, vice-pre-ident : F. C. Harrison, secre tary: Mi-s Margaret Fiher. trea-urer: Robert T. 0-born. -ergeant-at-arm-. Fifteen student- were present. EpllffiH - ' ii i i i l,. -r-KaJ-.iMJ..Jj,,p.,.M,,. p ..-.,rri.Mji1i,i.i..l vpLl :yo.lQt Colombia Jtliesonri, August22.I908. Price 1 cent- liill ill .1 i i iii .m mmnjxir . n lm '. itti ' miiwi i jii,i. . i, ilT-mrimr-.i ?V, STAFF s .- ' FrederiokKiederraey.er Ecf- hot jjatviu juirwren, ..uusioess manager Lawreuce Dorsey As sistatit business manger. Night Se$Si0ns&U' This h Probabally tfio ts ,... J)uriug tbe lastV Playground, fromf oOth, will be week at the-'gr-grounds are being w ftrjc lights, so that -it? carried on in "the dayman fmy " "".J ' tL. played juatthe Wueat xXaFiBYgrQunaDau .Keroember! - this 4b your l3t! ehn'eat.the groauaiifor and f tor .year, Mr. Dinwiddie and yihs Tidd will both be present at the night sessions. - UNIQUE SCHOOL IN HEART OF OZARKS Alumnus U. of M. President of Presbyterian College in Tanev County. The Iiev. Dr. W. W. F.luang has Forsvth. Taney just returneil iroin eountv. Mo., where Tile School ol the Oarks" was established two ycais ago. :. C. Kobertson. A. ?... of the I'sii- ver-ily of Mi ouri '!!. i- pre-ideiit ol the school. I'he school wa- opened in Septem ber. 1!M)7. with l.")0 student-." the Kev. Dr. Elwang .-aid toilav. "During tin- year, the number ran up to 200. fmtj of whom were boarder- of the -chool. The school is a result of the home mi ion ( entcrnri-e of l're-bvtcrian work in Mi-- i . .. . ' . ...,4 souri. I lie tcacliers. iioweer. are 1101 , , , a Pie-bvterian and the students m.i lie of anv diiioiniuatiou. Students Never Outside County. "The school has 1C0 acres of ground. A part of the land was receied as a bonus from the town and the u-st wa- purchascd. The county rai-ed ."".!Min to get the -chool. This amount was a large one for the people of that coun ty. wlio-e land is mostly rough and mountainous. "On the land is a four-slory. stone building which was constructed at a cost of 20.000. It is Used for class rooms, dormitories, and other piupo-e-. We hope to have a girls' dormitory in the near future. We also hope to open a normal school for the teachers of that region. Many of those who teach then have never lieell outside of the count for the purpose of attending school." WAR CLOUD IN VENEZUELA Power Given Commander of Dutch Fleet to Bombard Coast. By fnltoil Tress. TIIK HAcrK. Dee. !). Hostilities ure expected ill Venezuela shortly. Full power lias iiccn given tin- coinmauuei of the Dutch licet otF Veneuela and he will lmnihard the coast if that count ry fulfills its threat to fire on tin- war ships. OHicials here s;1y the licet can easily ileiice the Venezuelan batteries and capture the coast towns. Library Club Meeting. Hie Columbia Library Club will in-et this evening at S o'clock in the l.ilir.uy of Stephens College. F. A. Samp-on. Secretary of the State Hi-torical So ciety will talk on the defunct inagazine of Missouri. Miss Whittier. librarian of the Sedalia Public Library will give an account of the libraries of San Fran- cisco at the time of the eartliipiake anil . . ... .... .. .i... Dr. X. M lrcnlioime win iuik on im- r.alkau situation. Mass Meeting Tonight. A mass meeting of students will 1 held in the University auditorium to night at 7 o'clock to arrange for a torchlight parade Friday night in hon or of President Hill. 3&.l- ra. .u i - . - aaai - i - Bulldogs vs Ravers ' .. .... . -tiiesdajr-tbe -fenlldogs lined up gamst tbe Rovers in basket xsrarae oi tne season ana so Nras great deal of interest l It. The victory went aildogs attbe last.Grletuj as in bis old place a thus aiding a great deal ,4 ginning of the game. ' UnujBu4 fcaa.taken in Piay- roand ball. - There baa been ? . i. ' :-. ti rain$t eyery atteraoon. this week fto-l tbe giris baV enjoy - d-,amncfe as tha, boy's " ' ' BASKETBALL AT SCHOOL OF MIS Season Opens Tomorrow Other News Items From Rolla Department. Spcrial CorrcsKiiiilenfe. KOI.lV. .Mo.. Dee. !.- The Iv.-ketKllI season of the School of .Mines opens tomorrow at I'olla with a game with Christian I'.rotheis College. A large number of men an- out for practice every evening and all indications point to a -ucci fill si-aoii. Tin- lir-t team has not yet bet n picked but it i- gen erally belicwd that the P.MIS team will be stronger than la-t year's team. Director I.. K. Young attended the meetings of the American .Mining C'on- un mil ol the National State Mm- . .... ..... , ., ling School- in Pitt-liui-j. P. ! .Tm .. . . Dec. 2-5. Director Young was appointed a mem ber of the c.eciitic committee of the National Association of Stae Mining Schools. Dr. .1. C. Whit ten. of Columbia, in spected the campus of the School of Mines Nov. 28 and advised the authori ties regarding improvement- on the campus. M. H. Detwciler. of Lebanon. Mo., has been elected manager of the foot ball team for Hum. The captain of the P.IOH team has not been elected. PLAN FOR IMPROVING WATERWAYS URGED Rivers and Harbors Convention Scores Congress for Delay. P,y fnltod rros. WASHINGTON. Dee. !. The fifth annual convention of the National Kiv-ci-s and Harbors Congres- began today. J Tin i'le purpo-e is to demand that ( :i outline a definite plan to syste matize waterways improvement-. Pre-idi-nt .1 p!i Kandcll. of Louisi ana, -cored Congre for inaction !--pite the recommendation of Prc-iilcnt ltoo-cvelt and urged that pre-lire be evrted t prevent fmthi-r delay. .lame- l'.ryi-e. Priti-h amba ador to the United State-, in a di-eu-ioii of waterway-, said that taii.il- help the railroad- rather than compete with them. Vice-Pn-i.lent Fairbanks urged a government bond i ue to make need ed improvement-. MILTON'S TERCENTENARY Pr. Ramsay Throws Cold Water on Holiday Hopes. Dr. l!o!rt I- IJam-ay called the at tention of his Kngli-h ela-s in the L'ni- . Iver-ity of Mi ouri this morning to in- : .. It-....? Hint tnd.iv i- tin- thru- hundredth iMiniver-ary ol the inrtli i -union, w -aid the day -hoiild 1- a holiday at the University. The this- wa- in favor of an imme diate appal to Pri-id'-nt Hill for a holiday, but lo-t eiithusia-m when Dr. Kani-ay -uggc-tcd that the memlH-rs celebrate bv reading Milton'- ays. fcCjui - "?-', yigBg-aa-fc Girl is Shot in Head As Mother Flees With Her in Boat. POLICEMAN SLAIN ON STREET "Adam God" and Followers Riot in Kansas City Business Center. K..S CITY. Dec. .--Within :i -tone'- tluou ol the City Hall and po lice hcadipiain i-s. an, I in the mid-t of the bu-y whole-ale di-triit. the Police , Department of Kan-a- Cit and a band of religion- fj.natii- headed by .lolm Sharp, who style- hilu-elf 'Adaiii God," ami who say, ,. i., ,,.,u, Christ rein eaiiiatcd. engaged in : licree ieolver battle late M'-tciday alteiuoon. More than loo .hoi- were cu-hangeil. A- the re-ult. two pcr-on- an- dead, two others are at the point of death and a thinl iaiui.it recover. The dead: ALP.F.KT O. DAI. I!()W. a patrolman. LoLA PKATT. 12 year- old. Probably fatally injured: PATIMCK CIf:K. a police Sergeant. .MICIIAKL .MUI.IUNH. a patrolman. .IOIIN SHAKP. Slightly injured: liKOIICK M. HOLT, probation ollieer. ; IIAKKV K. STKCK. policeman. I (Jeoige M. Holt. roliatiou ollieer of 1 the .luenil-- Court, went to Fifth and Alain -treet- to investigate a ca-e of alleged aluliu-tion. Near that street corner he came upon Sharp, who ;i exhorting a croud of street loafer-. With Sharp were Louis Pratt, a woman and live children. The ollieer'a suspicions were aroused by the man ner in which the woman attempted to obtain money contributions from the crowd. Policeman is Threatened. The ollieer persevered ill his inquiries, when "Adam Cod." whose long. (lowing white beard and hair gave him the ap pearance of a patriarch, threatened the ollieer with phy-ical violence. Holt wa- not armed, but -tood hi- ground and "Adam Cod" -truck him a heavy blow behind the car with a pi-tol, making an uglv wound. Holt ru-hcil into the police station and aiiiiomvil that a band of religious fanatics armed to the teeth were at the very thre-hold of the police station. The police .sergeant ill charge ordered Patrolman Dalbow and Stege to go out and arre-t Sharp and hi- followers. Policeman is Killed. The policemen were not expecting -e-rioiis trouble and were not prepared for the volley of bullets which met them almost immediately after they appeared on the scene. D.ilbow wa killed in-tantly. and a bullet pa id through Stege's arm. Other policemen, hearing the firing, rushed into the street and a general battle eli-ued. The patrolmen, a- thi-v -tepH.il fiom the building. nlTcred theni sclves as targets to their opponents in the light, but wen- unable to shoot without endangering the lives of inno ceiil persons. Lieutenant Clark was shot in the eve. and Patiolinaii Mul lane was shot in the back. In the meantime a riot call had Im-cii sounded and policemen were appearing fiom all directions. Thoroughly aroused the policemen crowded ill on Shaip anil his follower-, firing a- they went, but taking care not to injure any of tin children, and when the firing cea-nl "Adam Cod" lay fatally wounded, -hot through the head and Imdy. Woman Flees to Houseboat. Lotii- Pratt, father of the five chil dren, wa- uninjured, and wa- taken in charge by the lolice. The woman and the children c-eaped ami lied to a hou-f-lKi.it. where they lived, on tin; Mi ouri river. I!a-tily calling all the available reserve- into action, the police, fifty iir numlx-r. follovvi d. When the police ar rived the woman had barricaded her self in the hou-eboat. where she defied the ollicers. The lxiat wa- but a ii-w feet from the bank- of the river, and several ollieer-. taking up the woman'i chal lenge, d.i-lml towards it. 'taken aback, the woman droppeo. li-r weapon anil, -eiziiig two ol tin- children, she ran to the bark of the l.oat. cut loo-e a rovv bt.at and lx-gan to row into the mid dle of the Mi ouri river. The ollieer- called to her to -top. but -he only plied the oars more vigorous ly. Without another warning the po lice fired a volley at the boat. One of the -hots -truck Lola Pratt. 3 year.-? old. tearing away the greater part of the child's face. " Sh died three hours later. The woman then surrendered. iii 4 ,4 i 1 4 t