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Even Destruction of Railroads
Would Work Little
Hardship Here.
Ginseng, Mushroomsand But
termilk are Little Known
Exports of Region
If Hoone County should be cut off
from the markets of the world for a
j ear, it would be shown that the peo
ple could live in this county on its
own resources. It has been said that
Missouri has a greater variety of re
sources than any other state and this
statement could be easily proved here.
Sixty-seven kinds of products were
shipped as surplus from this county
last year. Of course lots of finished
material is shipped in but the sur
plus produced would more than offset
that. That is, a variety is obtained
by trading the raw material for fin
ished products and luxuries from
otner parts of the world.
Bonne County is a heavy producer
of lie stock, poultry and grain sta
ples. A surplus of cattle, hogs, hors
es, mules, sheep, poultry, eggs, wheat,
corn, oats and wheat is sent out
every year. These are the raw ma
terials for most of the food of the
American people.
3,000,000 Kiss Last Year.
According to the State Labor Bu
reau figures, lfi.SSO head of cattle
were shipped out last year. The hogs
numbered 07,10.2 and horses and mules
2.030. And the four million pounds
of poultry and three million eggs
shipped out last year would be
enough to assure us protection
against the much-talked-of cold stor
age products.
The farmers and millers failed to
need 183,700 bushels of corn, so it
was sent out to be stored in the big
warehouses and bartered for on the
boards of trade. There were 12.".,400
bushels of wheat and 170,800 bushels
of oats to helii hold up the state's
reputation as the garden of the world.
But these figures probably do not
surprise you. You have seen the far
mers pass to market with wagon
loads of grain and stock. But there
are products shipped out which few
have heard of. For instance, have you
seen anybody marketing any ginseng,
mushrooms, wine, buttermilk, mineral
water or cut flowers?
Mushrooms, Huterniilk and Wine.
Just one-half of the surplus mush
rooms of the state came from Boone
County last year. There were COO
pounds or them, yet you hear of no
one who is raising mushrooms near
here. They come from the part of the
county nearer the Missouri River. The
buttermilk surplus was 13.000 gal
lons, the wine surplus .".00 gallons and
there were 43 gallons of natural min
eral water and SCO pounds of cut
This county takes a foremost place
among the ginseng producing coun
ties also. The 3S4 pounds from here
last year was worth practically
$2.30". This was clear profit for
sellers of ginseng, for they do not
have to cultivate it. It is gathered
wild and is said to be better than
that which is cultivated. The tame
ginseng gets pith and is not valued
so highly on the market.
When Ginseng Brought 33c a round.
The ordinary person would not
know the ginseng by sight. Even
some of the farmers on whose land it
grows can not pick it out. It is gath
ered by persons who make this work
thoir business in the summer. It
grows in the southern part of the
county where there are the most hills.
The gingseng hunters make their liv
ing by trapping in the winter and
fishing and hunting ginseng in the
A pound of ginseng sells for $0
now. At times it goes almost to $7
a pound. This price is in sharp con
trast to the price a dozen years ago,
when it was bought and sold through
Columbia produce houses for as low a
Price at 33 cents a pound. The large
demand tor the root in the Orient
has caused the price to rise.
Boone County Fanner Killed.
Arch Brooks, 32, unmarried, was
killed in a runaway about two miles
south of Hallsville yesterday after
noon. He was hauling a load of
Format Calls for Threatening
Went her Here Toilnj.
The weather forecast for today is:
"Sunday increasing cloudiness,
probably with rain and colder in the
late afternoon or night.'
Pennsylvania, 0; Dickinson, 0.
Navy, 7; Johns Hopkins, 3.
Michigan. 34; Case, 0.
Oberlin, 13; Cornell, 0.
Yale. 21; Syracuse, 0.
Princeton. 33: Lehigh, 0.
Carlisle. 0; Wash, and Jeff., 0.
Dartmouth. 47; Mass. Agri., 0.
Harvard, 18; Holy Cross, 0.
Minnesota ."".; Ames. 0.
Chicago, 13; Indiana, 0.
Purdue, 21; DePauvv, 0.
St. Louis. 33; Drury, 0.
Washington. 4S; Shrutleff, 7.
Iowa. 33; Iowa Teachers. 7.
Nebraska. 0; Belleview. 0.
Kansas, 02; St. Marys, 0.
Illinois, S7: Wesleyan. 3.
Northwestern, 0; Lake Forest, 02
Fiftj Student Soldiers Take a Two
Daj Practice -Hike" to Hock Bridge.
Two onions, two potatoes, one
pound of beans, eight ounces of
prunes. si ounces of rice, six-Iiftieths
of a cottle of catsup and one loaf of
Each of the fifty cadets who went
on the "hike"' out to Rock Bridge yes
terday afternoon is supposed to eat,
exist and be satisfied for two days on
the foregoing list of rations. The
student soldiers will have to cook
their own meals. Each man was sup
plied with a skillet, a quart tin cup,
a knife, fork and spoon. Major J. A.
Killian is in charge of the men on
the practice march.
The first camp was pitched four
miles south of Columbia Friday night.
Saturday morning the cadet army
proceeded to Rock Bridge, where they
will stay the rest of the time, return
ing home Sunday afternoon. The
small dog tents were taken along and
the soldiers slept outdoors. Outpost
duty was maintained and some of the
men had to lose sleep because of the
night watch. On the march advance
guard duty was practiced.
The officers who went on the hike
were: Major J. A. Killian, Captains
Lancaster, McMorland, Reese and
.Major, and Lieut. M. M. Leach. The
cost per man was fifty cents.
('. M. Elliott Is Elected President of
the "IlUni."
The Illini, an organization of the
Illinois students in the University of
Missouri, was formed Thursday night
at the Y. M. C. A. Building. C. M.
Elliott of Pana was elected president.
The other officers are: vice-president,
G. V. Turner of Virginia; secretary
treasurer, F. W. Rucker of Jackson
ville, and sergeant-at-arnis, S. D. Har
wood of Carrollton. The club will
meet again October 17.
There are about thirty Illinois stu
dents in the I'niversity. More are
registered in the School of Journalism
than in any other department. Those
present at the meeting last night
were: A. II. Bitter, Quincy; G. S. and
C. H. Cook. C.reenville; C. M. Elliott,
Pana; S. D. Harvvood. Carrollton; G.
M. Oehm, Harrisburg; F. W. Rucker.
Jacksonville; W. J. Schlagenhauf,
Quincy; G. W. Turner, Virginia; Leo
Wolfsohn, Chicago.
Heart Disease Wa the Cause of the
Death of Abel Linger.
Abel Linger, father of John M. Lin
ger, a student of the College of Arts
and Science, died of heart disease this
morning at his home, S14 Elmwood
avenue. Kansas City. Mr. Linger was
a successful real estate dealer. He
had been in ill some months.
John Linger who is on the Savitar
staff, will not return to school for
about two weeks.
Mr. Linger is survived by his widow,
two sons and a daughter.
Former Columbia Boy Will Wed An
napolis Girl.
Clarkson J. Bright and Miss Burton
M. Starr of Annapolis, Md.. will be
married October 24 at the bride's
home. .Mr. Bright is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Bright, who live about
three miles north of Columbia. He
is an officer in the United States
navy. He was a student in Columbia
High School before he was appointed
to the naval academy.
Concert j n University Audi
torium by Marine Play
ers November 4.
One Story, Is ThatTa Sea Cap-
tain Kidnapped Strol
ler Musicians.
Columbia and University people will
have an opportunity of hearing one
of the most noted bands in this coun
try next month when the United
States Marine Band conies. The band
will give a concert in the University
auditorium the night of November 4.
The concert has been arranged by
the Missouri State .Military School.
The band is on a tour from Washing
ton to the Pacific Coast. Only three
concerts will be given in Missouri.
These will be at St. Louis, Kansas
City and Columbia.
This band plays at all the official
functions in Washington. When the
President gives a reception or a state
dinner the musicians composing the
band, who are among the best in the
United States, are stationed in some
part of the White House to discourse
music through the building.
The band has an interesting his
tory. Its beginning is somewhat
clouded. One report has it that a
Yankee sea captain in the early part
of the last century was strolling one
day in Naples when he saw a band
of wandering minstrels "strollers."
He is supposed to have kidnapped
them and brought them to this coun
try. However, the tradition is dis
puted by the records of the Marine
Corps, which say that the band was
officially brought to America by Lieut.
Archibald Henderson.
Among the noted leaders of this
band was John Phillip Sousa, who
served in that capacity from 1880 until
1892. He was succeeded by Professor
Franciulli, and later followed Lieut.
William H. Santelmann, the present
bandmaster. The two concerts in
Kansas City are a part of a 43-day
tour of Western United States. Last
year the band took a long trip
through the Southern States.
Photographer Causes Some Hasty
Purchasing of Postcards.
Early in the school year a student
in the University was seized by a
group of sophomores and compelled
to "propose" to a young woman. To
make matters worse an enterprising
photographer saw the possibilities of
the situation and some snap shots
were taken of the group just at the
critical moment. When the cards were
placed on sale someone recognized the
young woman as a student at one of
the girl's colleges here and sent one
of the pictures to the girl's mother.
The girl's mother wrote a letter to
the college informing them of the in
cident. The result was that the mem
bers of the faculty visited the stores
where the cards were on sale.
Now you can't buy one of those pic
tures in Columbia.
Disjmter Wins First Place at The Mis
souri State Fair.
A calf. Disputer, from the herd of
the College of Agriculture won the
grand championship prize at the
State Fair at Sedalia last week. This
is the best prize given at the fair.
Disputer was the champion calf at the
International Live Stock Show at
Chicago last year.
A Shropshire sheep raised on the
state farm took the championship
prize for that class. The live stock
in the exhibit sent by the College of
Agriculture won six first prizes and
two seconds.
Unable to Hate Wilson Here.
The members of the Wilson-Major
Club of Boone County who have been
trying to get Woodrow Wilson here
to speak some time during the cam-
1 paign, reported at a meeting of the
club Friday night that they have not
. bee nable to arrange a date so far.
An Autumn-Leaf Dance.
The Sigma Nu fraternity gave its
annual informal autumn-leaf dance
Friday night at their house on Hitt
street. About twenty-five couples
were present.
Jefferson City Pastor Will
Preacb at the Episcop
al Church.
"The Fatherhood of God"
is Subject of Sermon
for Baptists.
The Rev. Paul R. Talbot of Jeffer
son City will preach both morning
and night at the Episcopal Church to
day. Services in the morning will be
at 11 o'clock and at 7:30 o'clock at
night. Mr. Talbot is widely known in
At the Catholic Church, first mass
will be at 7. o'clock and high mass at
10 o'clock. The subject of the ser
mon will be: "The Marriage Feast."
Evening services will be at 7:30
o'clock. The subject of the Rosary
sermon will be: "The Feast of the
Holy Rosary."
The Bible school at the Christian
Church will begin at 9:30 o'clock and
the morning service at 10:30 o'clock.
The subject of the sermon will be:
"The Place of Faith in Human Life."
Evening services will be at 7:30
o'clock. The subject of the sermon
will be: "The Importance of Correct
Thinking." The Senior Endeavor So
ciety will meet at G:30 o'clock. There
will be prayer meeting next Wednes
day night at 7:30 o'clock.
"The Fatherhood of God" will be
the subject of the morning sermon at
the Baptist Church. Church services
will be at 10:30 o'clock. Evening
worship will be at 7:30 o'clock. The
subject of the sermon will be: "One
Thing Thou Lackest." Sunday school
will be at 9:30 o'clock.
At the Presbyterian Cnurch Dr. W.
W. Elvvang, the pastor, will preach on
"The Christian Soldier's Reward.
Services will be at 11 o'clock. In the
evening the services will begin at 8
o'clock. The subject of the sermon
will be: "The Apostle Peter." Sunday
School will be at 9:43 and Christian
Endeavor will be held at 7 o'clock.
Prayer meeting will be held next
Wednesday evening.
Morning services at the Methodist
Church will begin at 10:43 o'clock.
The pastor will preach on: "The
Divinity of the Commonplace." The
Sabbath School will beat 9:30 o'clock.
In the evening. Epworth League will
be at 6:30 and preaching services at
7:30 o'clock. The subject of the ser
mon will be: "Personal Ministries."
John Coleman, Boone County Pioneer,
Moves to Columbia.
John Coleman, pioneer farmer liv
ing five miles south of Columbia, has
sold his farm and will move to town.
He has bought two houses on Wash
ington avenue, one to live in himself,
one to rent.
Mr. Coleman is 70 years old and has
lived on a farm all his life. He was
born on a farm near the covered
bridge on the Rocheport road. His
parents came to Boone county from
Mr. Coleman bought his first farm
when he was 2 years old. This was
just before the Civil War. This farm
was on Perche creek, near Gillaspie's
bridge. The farm was sold after 1S03.
when Mr. Coleman bought and moved
on the farm south of Columbia he
lives on now. The pioneer farmer
served in Price's army in the war,
but was in no big battles.
The old citizen recalls days when
Columbia was nothing but a cluster
of houses. He recalls his first visit
here when he was 10 years old. The
gold hunters of 49 used to pass the
house where he stayed.
The Coleman farm of 123 acres sold
for $4,300 cash and the two houses
are valued at $3,000. T. J. Holloway
and son, real estate dealers, who
made the sale, report this sale also:
House and lot on Orr street belong
ing to R. B. Price. Jr., sold to Mrs.
Lizzie Cruse for $3,000.
Postmaster to Cincinnati.
E. A. Remley, postmaster at Colum
bia, departed yesterday morning for
a visit to Cincinnati, where he for
merly lived. Mrs. Remley will join
him in St. Louis.
Student Directory Out This Week.
The new student directory is now
with the printer and probably will be
ready for distribution this wfeek.
Defendant In a Suit on Account At
tacks Young Lawyer.
Dr. I). W. B. Kurtz, a lawyer of Co
lumbia, was stabbed four times by
Charles Wingo, an employe of the
Laughlin Hardware Company, follow
ing a quarrel in the former's office
Friday afternoon.
The quarrel was over a suit brought
by Doctor Kurtz against Wingo for an
account held W. B. Palmer. A war
rant was issued yesterday charging
Wingo with assault with intent to kill.
Doctor Kurtz says that he escaped
serious injury narrowly. One thrust
aimed at his throat glanced off on his
collar, cutting the collar, and tie and
gending the tie pin.
Joseph Bauman. and A. B. Wayland
who have offices in the same building
saw the fight. They seized Wingo but
he escaped.
"I was collecting an account for
Mr. Palmar, of the firm of Palmer &
Johnson Hardware Company. It was
ac account contracted by Wingo when
Palmer and Laughlin were in busi
ness together, and the account had
been transferred to W. B. Palmer at
the close of the Palmer and Laughlin
partnership. This account had been
in my hands for several months, and
Wingo had been making small pay
ments of dollar a week, but had been
very irregular in his payments the
last few weeks. He went to Mr. Pal
mer and tried to get the account
taken out of my hands. Mr. Palmer
said he could make his payments at
the store if he wanted to. He made
only one payment and I was author
ized to bring suit. Wingo, after being
subpoened, came to my office about 3
o'clock Friday afternoon and abused
me. Finally I said: "Charley, I won't
take that off anybody."
"While drawing off my coat he
struck me with the knife."
Doctor Kurtz's wounds are not dan
gerous. He was able to go home af
ter the conflict. He is a former Uni
versity student.
Historical Society Gets 684 Bound Vol
umes for Its Collection.
The State Historical Society has
just added CS4 bound volumes of Mis
souri newspapers to its newspaper
collection. Among the newspaper in
cluded in the recent additions is the
St. Louis Democrat, the predecessor
of the present St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
This is the largest newspaper
in the society library, about 30 by 3
inches in size.
"It is so big," said Floyd C. Shoe
maker, assistant secretary, yesterday,
"that we have not a single filing case
that will hold it. We have placed it
on top of one of the big bookcases for
the present."
The volumes of the Democrat which
have been bound included those from
1809 to 1871.
In Addition to Those Required Many
Girls Take Gjmnasfiim.
.Besides the freshman and sophomore
girls who arc required to take gym
nasium work, about 130 other girls
have elected it this year. Much of
the work is out of doors. Teams are
now being formed for hockey and
basketball. Plans are to be an
nounced soon for the season of activi
ties, which will begin about Novem
ber 1.
Wester Won at Tennis.
R. A. Wester won over S. A. Under
wood in the tennis singles held yes
terday morning. Wester won three
straight sets. The score was C-2,
0-2 and 0-3. The finals in the doubles
will be played Tuesday afternoon.
Hudson and Taylor will play Ma com
and Kraft some time Monday. The
winners of the sets will they play C.
C. Woods and C. E. Swartz for the
Varsity championship.
Bible Talks by Dean Williams.
The Audrain county Bible study in
stitute begins today a series of union
mass meetings in Mexico in the inter
est of the promotion of Bible study.
Dean Walter Williams or the School
of Journalism of the University of
Missouri will address the first meet
ings. He speaks in the Presbyterian
Church in Mexico this morning, in
the Baptist Church this afternoon and
in the Methodist Church tonight.
Fishermen Catch Thirteen Bass.
Thirteen bass weighing about a
pound apiece, was the record of the
catch made by B. M. Payne and Norris
Fine last Sunday.
The fish were caught in "Nahler's
Hole" on Bonne Femme creek. In
spite or the cold and windy weather,
the fishermen said the fish were bit
ing freely.
Car Shortage Keeps Colum
bia Firms From Sup
plying Demand.
Railroads Using Cars in the
East What the Deal
ers Say.
Most of the coal dealers of Colum
bia are behind the season with their
deliveries because they are not able
to get the coal to supply the demand.
The railroad companies are short on
cars and the shipments are reduced
materially. The firms that handle
local coal are less affected than the
companies that deal in Illinois and
Pennsylvania coals. The supply of
anthracite coal is much reduced as a
result of the strike of the authracite
miners last spring.
T. W. Whittle of the firm of Whittle
& Hockaday, which has much of its
trade in authracite coal, said yester
day morning it was difficult to get
any authracite coal at all now. Mr.
Whittle said that when the company
wrote the operators they received the
reply that the order would be filled
as soon as it could be, but could not
be filled immediately.
Bad for Anthracite Users.
"Most of the people use the soft
coal," said Mr. Whittle, "but those
who have the anthracite furnaces
have to have that kind of coal."
The general belief, according to
Mr. Whittle, that there would be a
strike on the railroads, probably
caused an unusually early rush in the
coal orders. The people thinking they
might not be able to get their coal
later had better get it while they
"This fine weaher is helping us
out," Mr. Whittle continued. "It gives
us a chance to work well and the de
mand is lessened. Under the present
conditions, I think we can be up In
good shape in two more weeks."
H. R. Jackson of the firm of Hill &
Jackson, said heir company was
about three weeks behind with its
orders. He said they were getting
just about enough coal to keep the
people supplied temporarily. The
company can handle about eight cars
of coal for domestic use a week, but
is getting now on an average of about
five cars a week.
Can't Get the Cars.
"We get most of our coal from Illi
nois and the larger part of it is
shipped over the Wabash," "TsTd .Mr.
Jackson. "The company claims that
it cannot furnish the cars because so
many of its cars are in the East and
cannot be gotten home. We get coal
from Higbee, Mo., to suppy the Uni
versity, the ice plant and the water
and lightjilant. We get plenty of this
grade of coal.
The firm of Davis & Wason han
dles both local and Illinois coal. It
has a mine of it own in Boone County.
This mine is running regularly and
the company has no trouble in sup
plying the demand.
Home of Former Journalism Student
Will Be In England.
Invitations are out for the wedding
of Miss W Mina I,ong to J. Clark
Mcllroy. The ceremony will be per
formed at S o'clock Saturday night.
October 19, in the Second Presbyter
ian Church. St. Louis. Miss Long was
a student in the School of Journalism
here last year. .Air. Mcllroy is a na
tive Englishman. They will be at
home at "Randolph," Stone, Stafford
shire, England, after December 1.
Hadlej to Address Old Rival SchooL
Governor Herbert S. Hadley will be
welcomed as an old rival when he vis
its the University of Michigan next
February. He was a member of the
Northwestern University debating
team in 1893. when they met and de
feated Michigan. Governor Hadley
will speak at Michigan under the aus
pices of the oratorical association.
Marriage License Issued.
A marriage license was issued yes
terday to Elvin O. Bratton of Hatton.
Mo., and .Miss Lena Reed of Auxvasse,
Myrtle Parker at Assembly Tuesday.
.Miss Myrtle Parker, soprano, ac
companied by Mrs. Edward Hoppe as
pianist, will give the program at As
sembly Tuesday.

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