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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1908.
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University Missouri ik,
Dec. 13. Lecture, Lorado Taft, Auditorium.
Basketball, Missouri against
Warrensburg Xormal. Roth-
Basketball, Missouri against
Warrensburg Xonnal. Roth
Preliminary Univ cr-ity de
"I-atcr Development in Rank
ing." l'rof. II. .1. Davenport.
Pliv-ic- Itvturc mom. 7:to p.
so forbidding that your visit was cut
as short as possible! Did you ever visit
some good backwoods home where your
liedroom was cold and dark, where your
meals were cooked by your hostess, and
served without attempt at style, and
where the host said he "seen him when
he done it"! But the chances are that
true hospitality altouuded and your vis
it lasted as long as von could possibly
Hospitality may mean as much as a
general utility man means to a base
ball team. If you have nothing cle
t offer your guest, you may at least
bae hospitality. Don't apologize for
a our lack of a fine home, but do apolo
gize for the manner in which you offer
the n-e of it to your guest, unless that
manner is hospitable. If you offer the
ue of a line house to a guest and do
not offer it hospitably, it's like giving a
Christmas present after finding that a
person is going to give you one.
TOLD ACROSS THE
A discussion over the idea of having
informal Glances .after the basketball
games wa- in progress.
"The University of Nebraska has
Mich a plan. so it ought to Ik- a suc
cess here, remarked tlie tootliall man.
"It's a good winter substitute for a
shirt-tail parade when we win. and
when we lose well, they sav a soft
answer turueth away wrath."
"Better le careful. You ought to
take a eoiir-e in hypnotism at the Uni
versity of Minnesota lirst. to enable
vou to withstand the wiles of the "Coed-."
suggested the solicitor for the
! "IM piefcr psxclnilog." anuouuceil
SPIRIT OF THE NEWS
Thursday St. Louis Republic prints
two long articles about President
Roosevelt on its first page and three
full columns on its second page under
the general caption, "What'll we do for
news after T. B.'s exit!" The articles
ileal with every pha.se of the President's
activities from his African hunt to the
entertainment of twenty chorus girls.
In the period since the last issue the
President has had several differences
with Congress, expressed vividly his
opinion of Mr. Pulitzer and the Xew
York World, called forth a long rebute
from Mr. Bryan, summoned a Harvard
student to the White louse, has been
called a coward, and has remarked that
if Mr. Hobson had a little more sense
that he would be guilty of having half
ensc. Strenuous life! Surely no one
can accuse the President of not living
up to his teachings on this ground at
any rate. There is truly danger of a
news famine when this prolific source
embarks for Africa.
9 a. m., Executive hoaid at ,t"' ArI- -""'''- "A Harvard profes
-or ilcclaicd that by means oi it one
ioiiIiI sif up his opponents in a poker
game, and perhaps discover the fel
lo' with the live aces. Or it would
! valuable in a game of football, in
figuring ouj the other side's moves.
Before long the fellow who can punt
sixty yards won't Ik- in it with the
l... ... .1 .. iaj. : t...i..
,. till. Ill IWIt, III.IKt'S llll, 1IJ sji CIIOII,.
"You're way liehind the times." inter
rnjitisil th,. .luiiior .vbslie. "The latest
is autoniobile-psvcliology. Violators of
the s-cil law in Xew York are to be
taught hv means of it and ork bill
"That"- a -con her: lietlcr eplain.
leiiiandcil the red-headed "Soph" with
the wait on his no-e. I
"A rrciiclunan invented a popgun
I hat make- a report similar to an or
diuaiy levolver but fires cork bullets.
The policeman shoot- at the auto, and
Wednesday, at 4 p. in. to .Ian.
3, Tuesday, at S a. m.. Christ
Jan. .". Board of curators in m. Louis.
Jan. 7. Social Hcttcnucu in .Missouri.
Dr. A. O. Luvcjov.
Jan. 14. The Call of l'li-im-. fr Men
and Women of Character
A. .1. Klliott. of Chicago.
.Ian. 19. Aildre before Department of
.loiirnali-m by Xorman Hap
good. Feb. 4. Japan Leading the Oiiciit -Whither!
Wales and Mr. Toda Clio.
Feb. 11. Modern Philosophy and Hiris
tian Thinking. Dr -I. W. Hud
son. Feb. IS. How May Xevvspapers Pro
mote Social Betterment. Mr.
FiOi. 23. China Remodeling Ilcr Civili-I"'" """I'-X'ts 1'clieviug real bullets
zation. Mr. James Ware, of
Senator Aldrich( Republican) is lead
ing a movement in the Senate to pass
resolutions censuring the President for
hi- message to Congress which criti
cised Congress severely. Much feeling
has leeii aroused bv the controversy
mid several memliers of Congress have
expressed themselves strongly on the
matter. Senator Cullier-on (Democrat)
said the message was a "delilierate,
studied and gratuitous insult to Con
gtcss by the President." Senator Till
man -aid that aeccldiiig to the
Piesident's message Congres- was
composed of a lot of
(The Unlrersltr Mlssourlin lntltes eontrl
bntlons. not to exceed 200 words, on matters
of UnirersttT Interest. The name of the
writer should accompany snch letters, bnt will
not be printed unless desired. The Cnirer
flty Missourian does not express approral nor
UKapprorai oi tnese communications vj prun
The University for Women.
To the Editor of the Uulrersltr Mluoarlan:
The value of the university to women
today is as far-reaching in its effects as
the early church was in the dark ages.
There is not a girl living who if she
wants a higher education cannot get it
at a university. She roar start empty-
handed with only enough for railroad
fare and perhaps a few pennies over. A
girl of this calilier has the grit to "stay
with the ship" which is all that is nec
essary to get a degree. There is much
a girl can do to work her way through
a cosmopolitan institution and other
students, letter situated in life are al
ways willing to help those who are not
so fortunate as they. Xot all the peo
ple in the world are hard, especially at
it university where there are ever will
ing hands waiting to help. A.
Italph Rollins, a student in Engi
neering, will depart for his home in
Mexico, Mo., this evening.
The Delta Tail Deltas entertained
Misses Querbach, Sue Stone, Roberts
and Devlin at an informal dinner party
Letters from an Alumnus
To His Freshman Brother
Bennett C. Clark departed yesterday
for Washington, D. C, where he will
spend Christmas with his father, Con
gressman Champ Clark.
To the Editor of the Unlrersltr Mlaaonrlan:
Scientific education is Winning more
and more one of the most important
functions of a university. The value
of a university to scientific education
cannot lie over estimated. Most of the
great scientific discoveries of the pa-t
leiitury have been made in the labora
tories of the universities. The import
ant place that scientific education holds
in the modern university i- best illus
trated by the great growth in the scien-
"rascals and I title schools as distinct parts of a uiii-
The Y. W. C. A. house will be closed
during the Christmas holidays and Miss
Wales will stay with Mrs. ("race Phil
ips at 417 South Sixth street.
Ditane Lyon, a student at the Uni
versity of Missouri, has accepted a po
sition with an architectural firm in Cal
ifornia, and will depart in a few days.
HILLSBURO, Dec. 18, law.
I was sorry not to get to see you in
Kansas City. I did not exjuxt to go
until Wednesday morning, when father
took a sudden notion to go out at the
end of the week to buy a load of cattle.
Since I was going along any way to
learn the ropes, I just went out a couple
of days early.
scoundrel- who lielong in the peniten
tiary." Senator Bailey said that he
favored -ending a mes-age to the
I'lesident whiih Used as plain lan
guage as the President Used in address
ing Congress. The affair is rather sig
nificant as showing party lines lost iu
a quarrel between the President and
Kmmett Daliou and four companion
picked to le-emble the int-mlier- of his
band of rohltcr- re-enacted for a mov
ing picture -huvv the lobbery and raid
(oinmitteil sixteen eais ago. Theie i
much discussion of the advisability of
versity. Scientific education has lie
come necessary in all walks of life.
Farmers must 1m scientifically trained;
engineers must have scientific training,
in fact science has practically revolu
tionized some of the more common in
dustries. the allronnd farmer has lie
cotne tin- scientific ilaiiyman. the scien
tific stock raiser, the scientific grain
grower; the hltie-overalleil engineer lias
liecome the scientific machinist, the
scientific electrician: the coal miner has
laconic the scientific mining engineer;
the sturdy wood chopper has become
the scientific forester, and so on through
the entire Iit. Technical training along
t!ies ivarious lines jilway- lead- to
Instructor IT. D. Hughes of the Ag
ronomy Department of the College of
Agriculture left Columbia yesterday to
do institute work. He will return next
E. X. Hackney will depart this even
ing for Washington, where will spend
the Christmas holidays with his moth
er and his father, who is Congressman
from the Fifteenth District.
Miss Bertha Cunningham, who has
ecu attending the Government Laba-
tory School in Washington, has return
ed to Columbia, where she will take
charge of the Governments seed exjx-r-
The Sophomores of the Department
of Agriculture gave a smoker to the
Freshmen of the same department in
the lecture room of the Horticultural
building last night. Cigars, apples, ba
nanas and lemonade were provided for
all. An "experience meeting" was held
between puffs, the Freshmen relating
their experiences as tir-t-ycar men, and
the second-year men telling of the joys
of lieing a Sophomore.
Idisplaviug pictures of this tvne at the
nickleodeoiis which are so popular with ifurther development, for woik in a lab
lehiidren today. To see notorious rob- oratory is sure to stimulate research.
jbei-s and bandits is apt to produce an, In fact the great growth of the -eieiiti-
llogether undesirable impression on 'he departments of the modern univcr-
i being aimed at the tiles will stop. At
j least that's where the psychology idea
itiuo-s in." concluded the Medic.
"Peculiar ciiillliistauce. isn't it:" nb
served the wag.
"In what way?" a-Ked the Fie-h-mnn.
"Well." aiisweied the wag slowly.
"I've always thought that popping the
rorks made the auto- go."
I "mm popguns the eonver-ation tmii
THE AMERICAN X1VV.
Mr. Reuterdahl lately unjustly criti
cized the American Xavy saying that it
i- far liehind the other navies of the
world and that at present it is in the j
same condition as the Russian Xavy I
after the Ru o-Japancse fight in the I
ea ot .lapan. This statement would ,,i naturally to the President- African
lead one to lielieve that our navy is trip, which the solicitor stated would
worse than no navy at all. Before thej,,t Mil mo. despite the obj.iti of
Spanish-American war tm- s.,ie criti- I the Freshman who lm-cd his calciila-ci-ms
were passed p our n.iv.v. bmitioiis on a hunting trip he had taken
the results of that war showed that we to MeBaine during the inaugural holi
not only had the ship, and gun-, but ,;ay-.
also that we had the men to man them. -
Admiral Evans i hi, aler to Mr. j TWO KINDS OF
Reuterdahl's criticism -ay- that it is a
fact that the older ships of the Amer-
outliful minds. Several juvenile crimes
have been traced directly to the influ
ence of moving picture shows making
heroes of rol.Wrs. R. F. LECHETT.
sity has liecome so important that there
i danger of over emphasis and danger
that the cultural and more broadening
courses will soon lie neglected.
Says Too Much Red Tape.
"an Vo.-.. . . . a. xi ... iTllhRh is no higher and nunc lion-
Kan .Navy are not up to the standard I ., ... .r .. . f ..
,.i u ft. t T- ,- , , , I orable calling than that of the men
set by the great English battle-hip the- 1 . . ?,, . ,. , ,
'ni...n i . .i . . connected with an upright, fearless
Dreadnaught. but that the latest ,..,,, n-
t:..i ci . 1.,,. . and truthful newspaper: no calling in
I nited States battleships are far mi- ... ' ' .
..:.. . .i t- .. . . which a man can render a gi eater ser-
penor to the great English fight ng ma- - , . - , , T,
!. . ., , ., 7 ""' t" l"s fellow countrymen. The
chine, in that they have more large . . , , , . ... , -, :
, ., liest and ablest editors and writers in
guns, a better protective armor and ., , -, , , ,
., . ,.-... "the dailv press render a service to the
their speed limit is very much hiWier. ". , , , ,, , i
T , "",l" "V"i- community which can hardly Ik- i hi nil
.In answer to the statement as to the ,....., ,...",, : , ... .i...
couilitioii of the iiresent navy. Admiral i . i n - ,r ,-,
, .. --noini.il jMMlt au,j al,le-t men in public life, or
Evans says that our navy never was. ,,. m(1 . blI,m Hllt tlle inuTM.
is not. and never can Ik- in the con- of ,!, pro-ition i- al-o true. The
dition of the Russian navy when it ,Wt oornII,t filMllril thc mo-t c.r
wet into action for the la-t time in , t ,M(,itician, are no n.ater ni,-nace
the Battle of the Sea of Japan. ,, ,;, llian tlll. m.tt.1MM.r
Admiral Evans say, that the three mm ,lf the tvpe I have alve di-cu-.sl.
leading features in a battle-hip de-ign Whether thev lK-Iong to the yellow pre
are the heavy battery, the protective 'or to the purchased nre-s. whatever
......or ami me motive power. Any one !mav be the stimulating can-.
MRS. .1. (i. BABB gave a reccpt
in honor of the Delta P-i -oi
ity girl- from 4 to li p. m. yes
terday. Several of the University
women and wives of members of the
faculty of the University of Mi ouri
were invited to meet them.
The hou-e was lieaiitifiilly decorated
with Christmas bells and holly and
lighted with candles with red shades.
fn the receiving line were: Mrs. Babb.
Mis. A. Ross Hill. Miss Minnie Xoc
and Miss Mae Wonsetler.
Mrs. Walter Williams. Miss Julia
Spalding and Miss Christine Dick as--isted
in the dining room.
Mrs. F. P. Spalding and Mrs. 1. P.. Mum
ford assisted in the living room and
Mr-. Walter McXab Miller in the draw
... , , . . - . - cr
ti uic-e uniiHiy sacriliccd in favor ot glanderous mendacity and whatever the
the other means a weakening of thejdoak it may wear.' matters but little,
fighting power. The battleship, of the l anv event they represent one of the
American navy have all the reouire- !i.otent forces for evil in the coinmuil-
It was "ladies night" at the Colum
bia Club yesterday evening. The rooms
were transformed till the club looked
like an English country house at
Christ mast ide. Every window was fes
tive with a wreath of holly. The ceil
ings and (valls were festooned with
Christmas greens and holly and mistle
toe hung from the chandeliers. A huge
bell of evergreen garlands was ,us-
peiided from the center of the readin
mom. Dancing was in older. S
ments stated by Admiral Evan-, and
when manned by the American sailors
who hold the world's record in firing
heavy guns we have the piost formid
able fighting force on the seas.
ity. President Roo-evelt
latter to W
It is an honor to the South that we
-liould hold the "Southern Oentleman"
to be one of the highe-t types of gen
tlemen. It is an honor to the South
that we naturally ascribe to her sons
the ipiality of bravery and her daugh
ters the quality of beauty. We honor
the South when we acknowledge her
soil to have liecn the home of chivalry
on this side of the Atlantic. It is more
than an honor that we hold as the acme
of hospitality 'True Southern Hospi
tality." and with that title given we
would know that her men were gentle
men, her son, brave, and her daughters
Did you ever visit at a fine home
where thc family was wealthy and edu
cated, and everything of the "finest, but
the cold formality on cverv hand was
New Stone for Paving,
'oiisiil II. W. Harris, in reporting
from Xuremlierg that .. certain Cerman
firm at Wt.r.burg has recently placed
r, the market a patented artificial
stone, called Vulkanol. for paving pur
poses, for which much is claimed, thus
describes it: The stone is co:npo-"d
of crushed basalt or other similar locks
collected in part as refu-e from quar
ries and mixed with a small percent
age of cement. The mixtuie is subject
ed to heavy dvdraulic pre lire and
formed into blocks of convenient ie
for paving. The blocks are then -lib
ject to a proce-s of burning under high
temperature in specially prepared fur
naces, which process continues for
about twelve days. The blocks aro
then permitted to cool as slovvlv as
Subscrilie now for the University
Missourian, delivered or mailed to any
address until June, 1909, for $1.50.
was served upstairs.
In the receiving line stood Judge and
Mrs. John D. Lavvson. Mr. and Mrs.
F. W. Xiedermever. Dr. ami Mrs. II. is.
Shaw. Dr. and Mrs. Cuy L. Xoyes and
Miss Pearl Mitchell. Mr-. Joseph W.
Folk, Mrs. Burton Harrison of Xew
Voik. and Miss Mary Eashy Cold-by
of Mobile, were out-of-town guest .
Judge and Mrs. James A. Henderson.
who spent the summer and fall in Co
lumbia, will leave -oon to spend the
holidavs in St. Louis.
Mrs. Joseph W. Folk is the guest of
Mr-. J. C. .lone- and will lemaiu until
The Junior and Senior Engineers will
give a dance at Enteitainmetit Hall this
To the Editor of the Unlrersltr lIlourlan-
line of the mo-t luridly horrible ex--10,1
ample- of nil tape in the University
oi .vn-souri i- the sj-tem ot securing
hiermission to use class rooms for stu
dent meeting. Take for instance an
ordinary county club meeting. County
clubs are usually considered harmless
organisations and in fact are lielieved
by many to lie one of the greatest fac
tors in the upbuilding of the University.
To get permission to use a room for a
county club meeting, the president of
the i lub first goe- to Dr. Hill's office
where he gets a printed form with aliout
forty requirements to meet. After he
has filled this out. binding himself to do
everything under the sun except sup
'ort the constitution of the United
Slates, he goes to Dr. Jones on the
second floor who questions the jietitioner
and signs or rejects. Then the poor
victim of official form marches back to
the President's office and trade- his dic-
nment. which by this time look- like a
registration blank for a land lottery, and
with a new paper in hi- hand trots over
to the second floor of the engineering
building in search of Prof. Lipscomb.
Tf thi gentleman signs the pajier. the
county club president then hunts tip a
negro janitor and tips him to come and
open a room for a half hour's meeting
ot Ins club. Nine times out ot ten no
ImxIv is in the office when von call and
a safe estimate on the time required to
get a petition of this nature through
the official tape leeK is from two to
five days. Xovv the poor fellow who lnis
a county club, or a cosimqiolitan Club.
or any old kind of a club on hi- hand-
must suffer in silence for there is no
alternative except to hold the meeting
under the electric lights on the quad or
on the steps of Academic Hall. The
man who is -o unfortunate as to have
two. or even three clubs to look after.
has no time for school or any thing
else except track work and this he get
pacing back and forth lietvveen the
powers that 1m-. It is doubtful if the
monarchy of Uu ia i- any more care
fully guarded again-t gatherings of
Anarchists, than the University of Mis
souri from the danger- of the ordinary
with a total
After the Pennsylvania game last
year Coach Yost of Michigan said:
"Wait until next year. We'll give them
ojien football. We'll literally pluv bas
ket lill with them." From the score,
21) to 0, it looks like Pennsylvania must
have played basketball. The Kan-an.
now 125 universities.
student body of 228,
to Paris and Berlin
come in point of attendance Budapest
..).)1, ieiina 0,20.1, Moscow 5,8(M,
Madrid .'.l!t, Xaplcs 4.018, St. Peters
The co-t of maintaining the nine uni
versities of Prussia has increased from
ISliO to lOoo frnm ..S50,00n to !i0,-
tSO.tMKl. or an increase of 313 per cent
for regular expense-. In addition new-
buildings and the like have cost a fur
ther $24,020,000, Berlin alone requiring
nearly "VI million dollars.
Berlin is fast becoming for Germany
what Paris is for France, the over
whelming center of university life. In
addition to its 8520 matriculated stu
dents, about 7,000 others are permitted
to attend lectures, making a total of
only 1,000 less than the reports claim
In general the universities in the
large centers of population increasing
ly attract the greatest number of stu
dents in Germany. Munich has now.
3.943 full students, Leipsic 4-341. Bonn
3,209. while the smaller university
towns report no corresponding growth.
Even greater is the growth of the
technological institutes. There are ten
of these in Germany with a total en
rollment of 15.790 matriculated tttu-
dents. Through the influence of the
kaiser these schools have now lieen
placed on an equality with the uni
The woman contingent is now 2.824
in the universities, of whom 320 are
matriculated. In 1900 the mimlier was
only 6tJ4. Xaturally Berlin leads with
771, but no Prussian university will
matriculate a woman or admit her to
examinations. This right she has in
all but Rostock, in Mecklenlierg.
The numlier of students in the Ital
ian universities, nccording to late sta
tistics, is 27.1(H). while in 1893 it was
only 21.870. -o that there are now
eighty students to every 100.000 inhab
itants. The greatest inere.i-, i in
the law department, from 5.000 in 1894
to 9.424. while rather remarkably the
nuiliciil department has j;one back
fioni 0.52I to 4.7.11 during these yenrs.
- New York Independent.
I'm doing a sort of second appren
ticeship now-a-days. Father rather ex
pects me to know all about thiin, that
he doesn't know, but in things that he
knows something about the Minitri
School of'Agriculture "don't amount to
a hill-o'-beans." But we get aloii" to
gether just fine all the same.
Some of you fellows over there can
talk all you want to but it wasn't the
lack of coaching that lost that Thanks
giving game. The team work might
have been better but that wa not the
main thing. The fellows didn't have a
healthy, clear-cut, on-the-jiimp, don't-
give-a-rap-anyway attitude of mind to
ward the result of the game.
What they lacked has no na but
it is the stuff that a base ball pitcher
needs when the first man up makes a
three base hit. The Kansas players
had it. They went ahead and played
like samhill, letting the score take care
of itself. And it did. When the first
score was made, they just couldn't be
lieve that the game was going to keep
on going that way. Our fellows couldn't
believe it either.
Don't think that I mean they had no
fighting spirit." they made a tremeiid
oils fight, but what I'm talking of is
something different. It is what gives
tone to an athlete's mental and physical
condition; lie may or may not have it:
it is neither born nor made in him. And
though fleeting at other times, when a
"run" is started, it seems to stay with
the winner. You have seen a player in
some game that require- skill start to
winning, get excited. liecome reckle-sly
skillful for the time and just keep on
Some persons might want to call this
thing by -ome pro-aie name like 'elf-
confidence, but I say it is more than
that. It is more like faith or super
stition. But what is our conclusion Ju-t
this; we can't beat Kansas till we
break the hoodoo. There are three wax
of accomplishing this. The first is to
catch them sometime when the hoodoo
is not working for them, when they are
what the coaches call over confident.
What is over confidence It means to
have so much confidence beforehand that
you haven't any at all at the right time.
And a hoodoo doesn't work without
faith. The chances of this method are
about one in ten.
The next way is to get the hoodoo
working for us. That is worth aliout
one chance in a thousand. The other,
and the way we will finally have to do
it, is to get a fifty percent better team
that can "wollup" the Javhawkers.
hoodoo and all.
What's the use of speculations? When
you are in trouble change your Iward
I almost forgot to tell you that we
did not buy anything in Kansas City.
There was nothing very good on hands
just then so father decided to wait un
We finished up the corn shucking to
day. The lower forty turned out only a
little over thirty six bushels, not quite
what we thought it would make, you
see. Your brother.
Our Friends the Wasp.
The paucity of wa-ps thi- vear. on
which we have liecn ioiilm at libit ini?
ourselves, is not without its draw
backs. There would mil have been half
so many hliic-hottlcs and dmldy-loiig
legs if the wa-p hud not In-eii having
such a bad lime Country Life.
Three Seats for One Man.
Manager- of London theaters are not
unfamiliar with men who are o de
sirous of comfort that they liook an
extra stall on which to rest their hat
and coal. At the Duke of York's The
ater, however, a man at the la-t mat
inee paid for three stalls for his sole
use. lie explained that his comfort re
quired that mi one should share the
arms of the chair he occupied, and for
that reason he paid for a seat on each
side. On one of them he placed his coat
and hat. on the other a liag of biscuits.
which he ate during the performance.
A huly who wanted to move into one
of the three M.ts Uvau-e it was in a
lietter position than her own inquired.
vviien the situation was explained to
her. if it would not In- jxissible to pro
vide the man with a sofa.- .ondon
Lincoln Steffens. in the American
Magazine, referring to the prevalence
of crime in the big cities, savs: Th..
police everywhere warn citizens not to
let unylmtly but the police know of
such trouble. They say that if the
newspapers get hold of the news they
will publish it; this will frighten away
the thieve- and prevent the police from
recovering the stolen proerty. This is
only a police trick to avoid criticism.
They give to the press all their sue-
cvsses. they suppress their failures and
thus keep up the apiearance of efficient
service. As a matter of fact, the first
thing that the victim of a roblery
slmntfl ,1.. i.1 n 11 ...I - .,
" - " icii-inoiie to me news
papersall of them.
That would soon show what a small
proportion of the reported cases a de
tective bureau like that of Xew York
"detects" and-it will make the police
work on your case.
Cremation m England.
The number of cremations in Great
Britain in 1900 was 732, an increase of
138 as compared with the previous
year. In 1907 there were 705. The
number of crematories is thirteen of
which six are municipal. Cremation in
Oreat Britain is almost wholly confined
to persons of some intellectual distinc
tion. The average citizen is still held
in the fetters of custom. Many per
oous live in fear of Mag buried alive,
and make provision in their wills that
a doctor shall divide a main artery or
thrust a knife through !, !.....
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