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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1908.
An evening newspaper published at Ctluwfiia,
Ma., every school Jay or the Department of
Journalism 0 the Vniiersity
Entered at the postoflice at Columbia, Mo.,
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Dee. IS. Lecture, Lorado Taft, Audito
rium. Basketball. Mi omi against
Warrcnsburg Xormal. Roth
Basketball, Mis,ouii against
WaiTenhurg Xormal. Roth
Preliminary Uniwisily d.--liate.
Wednesday, at 4 . 111. to .Ian.
.'5. Tuesday, at S a. 111.. ClnNt-111a-.
STUDENT AXD UNIVERSITY.
The chief duty of the student is to do
his daily work to the liest of hi, ahilitv.
He should attend all the classes and
pay careful attention to tin- lecluie or
recitation. In this way. the standard
of good received from the studies would
he raised, more work would be actom
pli-hed. and the professors seeing the
students' desire for learning, would lie
come more cuthii-iatic in their teach
ing. His strond dutv is to attend a,s-m-
and iius, meetings. At the form.-r
he will receive nth ice from experienced
:.. . r ... .'. I
men. instructions nom lainotts etluca
tors. entertainment from musical clubs.
At the latter he will obtain a I tetter
opinion of the student liody and Im-ioihc
tilled with college -piiit - intoxicating,
but accomplishing good lather than
The student should keep the high
school students liack home impressed
with the necessity of a college educa
tion. He should fend letters to. his
friends ami his home paper describing
those events which will bring joy to the
lovers of entertainment and at the same
time not seem silly to hard headed,
practicaj money grabbers. The student
should refrain from getting into fights
or disputes which will lie heralded over
the state to the deteriment of the Uni
versity's good name. When he goes
home, he should act like a gentlemen
and yet not be so important as to fail
to know those who have played games
with him on the school ground in
Last of all he should lioost all stu
dent enterprises which are free from
graft, and refuse to knock on any team
which is doing its level best.
THE GREATEST NEED.
President Roosevelt's commission on
country life has asked the question:
What is the most important thing to
be done for the betterment of county
life and why? Judging from the good
that it has already done so far as it
has been institute,! a scientific or pro
fessional education for the country resi
dent generally established in all t In
states and generally taken advantage
of will do more to make country life
better than any other, one thing can
Primarily, it will result in an in
crease of income. The educated farmer
is as much better off than the unedu
cated one as the educated lawyer or
doctor is in a lietter way to succeed
than the uneducated one. There have.
of course, been successful farmer, who
never saw the inside of a school build
ing just as there have lieen successful
lawyers who never attended law school.
lint the farms are few indeed and are
Incoming fewer where a boy can get
a .-cicntific agricultural education.
The school only can give him that syste
matic knowledge which will enable him
to make the hest use of soil, climate,
water, implements, and all the various
agencies to a farmer's work.
Hut ltesides having a monetary ad
vantage the agricultural school is and
will do most in liettering the spirit of
country life. It i, hardly true to say
that American's judge men only by
the size of their bank accounts. It
may lie true to an extent, hut educa
tion is also a measure. And in select
ing a vocation or judging the vocation
of another, the amount of knowledge
required to successfully cirrv it on Is
one of the first considerations of the
more ambition-, ami vnergetic young
men. The school for the farmer will
serve not only to make him more suc
cessful hut it, will bring its greatest
ln-nelit to country life hy putting an
educational value iiimiu it and placing
it on a Jiar with other professional
Frank Forrest of Clark,
the Parker Memorial Ho
I. A. Kurt 7, a former Tiger, who hits
Imvii dangerously ill with typhoid fever
in Kansas City for several weeks, is
slightly improved and hope is now en
tci'taiiicd for his recoverv.
TOLD ACROSS THE
"Well, the prospects for a big sea
son in liaskctliall are pretty bright."
remarked the Junior "Medic," pausing
in the midst of a savage attack upon
the steak. "Seems to H a good chance
to regain a little lost glory.
"I wouldn't be too sure." answered
the nun who reads the Missourian.
"Like the iicstion of longer Christmas
holidays, it looks too uncertain at
"Rut like the illesiiiu of pure college
athletics, one that we're all interested "' ""'" torea.iors 01 ,,;-, nave lor
in." added the red-headed 'Soph" with l '" "i,,n for ihi' lrp-- f "'-tin-
wart on his no,,., who had been "tting the fierce bull, that come from
leading an article on amateur port,. ,!' -""them part of Spain. All those
"the fellow who expects to plav sum- '"'longing to the union haw refused to
mer baseball for nioiiev and still knock l',"t',r M't "here more than one of
home inns for the
-priug will timl hints
"Viirsitv in the
If out of a iob"
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irt- tn.l..t ic-i,,..w
f.iimci, are oircring 2.- to !.- a month
for farm hands, including a house ami
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garden, teleplioiies. chickens, ami other
liiMiries" ","' '" "'lt ""' "erce bulls.
"That proposition may suit me." re-
spond.il the solicitor for the Own. j " Dcccmlier 12 there was held in
"I've Ih-cn reading some of the Miles ol .-Mexico one of the greatest religious
conduct in fori i" at Oxford, and heme j festival, bc-Id during the year in that
haw given up mv ambition of Ihtoiii- I'oimtiy of innumerable festivals. This
ing a Rhode, scholar. s I want a!"a tIlc tival held in Guadaloupe
ool substitute." Im l011r of the Virgin of Guadaloupe.
"Von might apply for the position
of Comnuii.I.int of the Cadet-." sug
gested the "Medic." "It will be open
"Why not become a Columbia doc
tor and go to the relief of the sulferers
l"'""1 tl"' m'w I,-- I'aaided tin
man wlio reads the .Missourian. "A
siii.lv of the new complaint inis'rv in
de chist" ought to piove interesting and
"You'll have to explain the nature
of that pain to me." said the "Medic."
"Can't x.iu see through ill" asked
the solicitor. "It has only Iiecii noticc
ahl." here during the last year. IV
eiili.ir disease only felt in dry re
gions." "Must lie a div study
then." Hashed the "Soph."
"Wiong." answered the
phautly. "On the contrary it's quite
Rut as no one even smiled, he re
lapsed into a gloomy silence while the
Arts student and the solicitor discussed
the merits of the last numlier of the
Of Pablo Sarasate, the famous violin
ist who died at Riarrit. a Xevv York
musician said the other day: "I dined
with Sarasate during his last American
tour. We talk.il of success, and he de
clared that success was tine, in the
main, to excessively hard work. "To lie-
come a great violinist or a great pian
ist,' he declared, 'one must have the ex'
aggerated ideas of work that prevail
among Scottish farmers.' He said that
a young lioy got a job with a Scottish
"'Ve'll sleep in the barn.' the farmer
said, 'and I'll expect ye oot in the field
ilka morn at four o'clock.'
" 'Very well. Sir.' said the buy.
"Rut the first morning he overslept
a little, and it was half-past four when
he reached the field.
"Tli," fanner. leaning on his hoc. gave
him a black look.
"Where have ye lieen all tin- fort
nooni he growled." Xew York Time-
'"Yes. I was at the play last night.
I could hear well enough, hut I couldn't
"Xo. Rroken eyeglasses.'
"That's nothing. I was at the play
myself. I could see well enough, but 1
coul. .n't hear anything."
"Too far awayi"
"Cold in vonr "headi"
"Xo. Rov party." Chicago Tribune.
Reflections of a Bachelor.
A girl can lie sentimental even about
the way she puts salt in the soup.
A woman wants to dictate the way
her husband parts his hair even when
he hasn't any to part.
The only thing that makes a man
feel more nervous than rumors of bank
failures is to have the Christmas season
draw near. Xew York Life.
SPIRIT OF THE NEWS
The annual report of the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue shows that
Missouri is the greatest tobacco pro
ducing Mate. The quantity of tobacco
produced during the fiscal year which
ended .luue :ill was 71.212.212 pounds,
.t.000.000 -Hiunds more than was pro
duced by Xorth Carolina, the nearest
Attorney (ieneral Hadley made a
statement yesterday relative to propos
ed contests in the lower house of the
t Ieneral Assembly to unseat Democrats
in that body. He said that he is not
in favor of unseating Democrats on
technicalities but intimated that mem
Iters elect not holding tax receipts
should In- unseated.
Following the icsiguation of Judge
Wallace and the discharge of the (iranil
Jury Saturday, everything was open in
Kansas City Sunday except the saloons.
Barber shops pool halls and cigar stores
j lace on Sundays were wide ojieii. It
1 seems that these reforms that he trieil
to make in the inteiest of a better
citv will ncer lie carried out.
Another union has sprung up. This
the bullfighters union. A nutnlicr of
' l'"""' bulls are ued. It is formed for
i'",,,r mutual protection as more torea-
i''"rs have lieen killed liy tliese
1 . . ...
I than auv other kind. the older
"g'T- - ""'ir neaus aim -ay mat
!'' f-'r,,i,t sIM,rt Iia degratled to a mark-
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lo this rich and Jioor from all over the
country make a pilgrimage, and the
cars and roads leading into the little
town were crowded with the rich and
poor alike. The celebrations continue
all day. ltooths are built in the streets
where many things are 'old to the
visiting pilgrim The .famous Holy
Well is sjtital.il here and it is crowded
all day with the simple Indians wish
ing to have their ailments healed by
the blessed water.
Manuel, the lioy King of Portugal,
according to reports, is to marry Prin
cess Victoria Louise, the only daughter
of Kaiser Wilhelm. Xegotiations have
already lieen begun, as the report goes,
between the courts of I.i-lxm and Pots
dam to link these two nival children.
'Although neither of them is yet of legal
age, it is said the match seems to lie
a love match, and Rerlin is anxiously
awaiting the coming of the Imiv mon
aich who is to woo the girl who will
probably sit on the throne with him.
Thi, match if carried out will make a
,trong lion.l lietwcen the two countries
concerned as the marriage of Alphonso
of Spain with Victoria of Knglan.l did
between those two countries.
The Dutch cruiser (ielderhin.l sailed
into the port of Willienistad yesterday
towing the Venezuelan coast guardship.
Aliv, with the Dutch flag living and a
Dutch crew on Ixianl. The ("elderland
captured the Aliv off Puerto Caliello
Saturday. The seizure of the Alix was
in accordance with the plans of the Hol
land Government when instructions
were issued to the three Dutch war
ships now in those waters to make a
demonstration oft the coast of Venezu
ela and to capture any Venezuelan
guardships they might find. It is not
thought that the Venezuelans will fire
on the Dutch warships in the absence
of President Castro. In view of the
fact that Venezuela has scarcely any
navy, the Dutch ships hold the Vene
zuelan poits at their mercy.
Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf in a sermon
delivered in the Kcneseth Israel Tem
ple in Philadelphia, made the statement
that the divorce courts are really
heightening the standard of morality
in this country. He said that there
is no occasion to be alarmed at the re
cent census report showing that one
out of every twelve marriages in this
count rv resulted in divorce. The wom
en in tins count rv lie ueciareu were
raising the standard of morality by re
fusing to live with husbands who live
evil lives. Freer divorce laws, accord
ing to Katun ivrausK.ipi, woui.i oeiter
the lax moralitv of Europe. There are
very few Sociologists, however, who
will agree with this statement. Ac
cording to statistics compiled by Pro
fessor Wilcox, if the present yearly in
crease in divorces continues, in a few
years one-half of all the marriages in
this country will result in divorce.
America today has more divorces than
all the other civilized countries.
Siib-crilie now for the University
Missourian. delivered or mailed to any
! address until June, 1900, for $1.50.
STONE GATEWAY TO MARSHALL GORDON'S
HANDSOME SUBURBAN HOME NEAR COLUMBIA
mm 11 in til mt If "1 HWPnT "Klfll
OH'MHIA with its migration, of
rich in traditions that
have gathered around certain fa
miliar places. A few stately homes le
inind one of the days liefore the war
when the University was in its infancy
and the men who built tho,,- houses
went to the legislature and fought for
(hi liroadway the Willis place with
its wide lawn and its colonial archi
tecture is one of thee homes. Oil the
Providence I'oad are other homes
which lielong to this period. Out on
the Ashland gravel road is the home of
Marshall (Jordon. From the crest of
tin- hill the house looks down on the
1 1 which skirts the place. The sur
rounding stone wall and gateway are
in harmouv with the dignitr of the
(The t'nirersity Missourian Inrites contri
bution, not to exceed 2C0 words, on matters
nf I'nirerslty Interest. The name of the
writer should accompany stich letters, but will
not bo printed unless desired. The Unlyer
Ity Missourian does not express approral nor
disapproval of these communications by print
No Holidays Here.
T the Editor of the I'nlrerdty MNsourlan:
Kveryone had a holiday but the stu
dent, in Journalism. This is excellent
preparation for the hours that a re
porter will have to expect.
0XK OK Til KM.
Show Me Spirit.
To the Editor of the Unlrersitr Missourian:
Although Dr. A. Ross Hill is a Ca
nadian by birth, and has attended
school r.iul taught in both Xebraska
and Xew York, he se,.rns to have the
Missouri "Show Me" spirit, in a siifli
cient degree for the most exacting citi
zen of the "Show Me" state. P.
To the Editor of the l'nlverlt.r Missourian:
The Saturday luncheon of the alumni
of the University of Missouri, which
is held in St. Louis every week is one
of the liest ways of keeping up the
"Missouri Spirit." AH members of the
Ljiiversity of Missouri alumni associ
ation in St. Louis meet every Saturday
at a certain restaurant downtown and
lunch together. This practice should
In; followed in every city of the state
where there are alumni of the Univer
sity of Missouri. S.
Support Makes for Spirit.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
In an article in the Daily Xebraskan
by R. 0. Clapp of the Athletic Depart
ment of the University of Xebraska.
the University of Mis-ouri is das,ed
below all of the schools in the Missouri
Vallev Conference, in the matter of
college spirit." The writer attributes
this to the lack of co-operation on the
part of the students and the athletic
management. The tumble with Mis
souri is that it has failed to learn how-
to support a losing team. When the
Tigers win a victory then the students
display college spirit, but when the
team loses a game, evcrxliody starts
out to knock the team and the coaches
in general. College spirit is not so
much in lioosting a winning team as it
is in supporting a losing team. If
Missouri is ever to have what is real
college spirit, her students niut learn
to support a losing team. L. R. S.
White Quail in Illinois.
At the risk of lieing accused of na
ture faking Robinson contributes its
quota to freak literature. Two white
quail have lived here for some time,
and O. L. Gordon of Gordon Station
shot one of them and intends to have
The birds were Ix-aut iful. but aside
from the white shade were not different
from other quail. Robinson Correspon
dence of St. Louis Times.
in and out
There is an
old tradition to the effect that any
man and maiden will find the psycholog
ical moment on the third drive past the
liocheport toll gate.
Columbia ha, a Lover's Leap, of
cour". Thi, romantic spot is out past
the golf links where the Hinkson winds
in and out in the valley below.
Lover's Ij-ap unfortunately has no love
story connected with it at least
none that has lieen told. A little way
farther 011 is l'alanccd Ruck, which
awakes none of the feeling of disap
pointment that does it, celebrated or
iginal. The courthouse which is soon to be
torn down is Columbia's most pic
turesque a, well as its most historic
D. E. Killam, graduate of the Uni
versity of Missouri, a practicing law
yer of Troy, Mo., writes: "I feel that
it is impossible to get along without
the University Missourian."
United. States Senator Charles J.
Hughes, Jr.. of Denver. Colo., is one of
the new subscribers to the University
Missourian. with a pleasant word of
congratulation upon the attractiveness
of the newspaper.
FROM down Virginia way come in
teresting reports of a municipal
experiment that consists in plac
ing the business affairs of a city under
a business manager. Staunton, a Vir
ginia city of some 12.000 inhabitants,
has not trie,! the commission plan of
government, but it has found relief in
another direction. The old form of
administration, emliodied in a mayor
and city council chosen by the voters,
has lieen left undisturbed, but those
officials, who are politically responsible
to a self-governing community, have
elected a business manager to whom
they have turned over all the purely
business functions of the city govern
ment. In his relations to the city
council, the business manager stands
somewhat in the same relation that the
general manager of a large corporation
does to the lioard of directors.
In Staunton's case, the manager is
elect ed for a year. He presents a re
port every three months and he is per
mitted to snggest new legislation along
the lines where he is active. In making
contracts for all municipal work and in
the buying of city supplies, he is given
a free hand, and the results are already
highly satisfactory. The experiment
liegan last April, and the manager has
shown himself so efficient that his re
jection for a second term has been
dotermined upon. The Washington
Herald, to which we are indebted for
information, says: "For one thing, he
was 'able to place contracts for grano
lithic paving at 71 cents a square yard
instead of the $2 the council was pay
ing prior to hi, appointment.'" And
there were other matters in the dis
posal of which Staunton's business
manager has lieen able to save money
for the taxpayers.
Staunton could not help saving mon
ey by such an arrangement, if the busi
ness manager was honest and capable
and the city council protected him from
the politicians. Any city could save
money by the barrel in doing the same
thing. The idea may not lie new, for
many municipal reformers have pointed
out again and again how extravagance
and waste in city administration could
lie prevented by giving municipalities
the benefit of close and careful manage
ment in their purely business affairs.
rite desire for reform has led to the
lion,,-. The road winds
among the hills and is a
of the votitli of the town
building. It was so well built that it
is in good condition today.
A visitor thinks that the columns on
the quadrangle are picturesque but
they have come so to dominate the.
place ami to emltody its very spirit till
to the student and alumnus they mean
more than the picturesque.
At the end of the campus ale two
rustic bridges and the graduate from
the sixties who returns, tells of a su
perstition that to meet a girl for the
first time on one of those bridge, vras
to meet one's fate. Perhaps the dan
ger has made them fall somewhat into
Read Hall, the Cyninasiiiiii. and some.
of the homes in West mount represent
in their modern way the picturesque
Columbia of the future.
1XVITATI0XS have lieen received in
Columbia to the wedding of Miss
Virginia Florence Yancey and Ralph
Scott Hamilton at the First Raptist
church in Mexico, Mo.. Tuesday even
ing, Dec. 29, at 8:30 o'clock. Both are
former students of the University of
Missouri. After Feb. 1, Mr. and Mrs.
Hamilton will lie at home at Lind,
Wash., where Mr. Hamilton is an at
torney. Standing Pat.
The textile and allied schedules will
be gone over thoroughly, but the pre
vailing sentiment is that they will not
be changed in any material way. Here
and there, where there are loop-holes for
frauds, there may be some changes to
the existing law; in some cases there
may be a moderate increase in rates;
in others a slight reduction when it can
be done without imperiling any indus
There will be no extensive horizontal
reduction in rates of duty on any tex
tile fabrics or raw material, probably,
it is quite likely that there may lie
some increases. One thing seems certain,
that the wool growers and manufactur
ers will stand by each other in opposi
tion to any material reduction in duties
on wool or fabrics. Fibre and Fabric.
Journalism in Pennsylvania.
We have taken wood, potatoes, corn,
eggs, butter, onions, cabbage, chickens,
stone, lumber, lalior, sand, calico, sauer
kraut, second-hand clothing, coon skins
and bug juice, scrap iron, shoe pegs,
rawhides, chinquepins. tanbark, dogs,
sorghum, seed, jarware and wheat
straw on subscription, and now a man
wants to know if we would send the
paper for six months for a large owl.
We have no precedent for refusing, and
if we can find a man who is out of an
owl and wants one we'll 'In it. Tre
wide discussion, and application in
some instances, of the Galveston and
Des Moines commission plans, but evi
dently Staunton is able to reach the
same end by the very simple device
it has employed.
If legal olistacles are not present.
any American city may imitate Staun
ton without changing its form of gov
ernment, or depriving the voters of
their political control of the local ad
ministration. The Virginia city had a
city council and mayor wise enough
and free enough from political obliga
tions to undertake the experiment, and
undoubtedly the mass of the citizens
were public spirited enough to support
the council's policy. Xo more is need
ed anywhere than the right sort of pub
lic opinion to give a city the best
municipal administration attainable.
Forms of government will adjust them
selves to the end desired if only the
people demand what is liest. Spring
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