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E. V. Stephens Tells of The
Selection of Architects
and the Plans Made.
Will Have Five Stories In
cluding Basement All
Material from State.
Missouri's new state capitol build-
ing is to be the finest in the United
States, excepting none, according to'ask,nB for I),ans for tlie "uilding was
E. W. Stephens of Columbia, chair-
man of the state capitol commission from thoge competInK in the first con blue-jackets and the revolutionary
which selected the plans for the struc- test were asked to submit detailed forces under General Zedelon in Nica
ture. Mr. Stephens drove to Colum- plans. I ragua.
hia In an automobile with Br. Guy I..
Noyes yesterday afternoon and left
this morning for St. Louis.
"I uo not mean mat me structure $.-,n.000. The plans for the capitol
will compare with the big buildings wjII ,,,, ,wo 1(j wapons
in size." said Mr. Stephens here today, i Tracv and swarthout. the architects
"but I think it will be more imposing wi10 wilI construct the building, are
than any other capitol building. V. aIso building the new Denver post
It. Ittner of the advisory board of ar-onjC0
chitects, which helped the commis-1
sion select the plans, thinks the same
thing. Mr. Ittner says that he did
not know there was a firm of archi
tects anywhere that could design such
line plans as have been selected as
the plans for Missouri's capitol build
ing. "The building will be 420 by 220
feet in size and the dome will rise
2.12 feet above the ground floor. The
main part of the building will be SS
feet high. It will be in the exact
geographical center of the capitol .
ground and the main entrance will .
face south. The rear entrance will)
be on the north, facing the river. j
Four Times Bigger Than Old One. !
"The new capitol will be more than
four times the size of the old one.
It will have a sub-basement, base
ment and three stories above. It is
much smaller than buildings called
for by some of the other plans sub
mitted. "The architects estimate that the
cost of the building will be about $2,
200,000. It can be built very eco
nomically, considering its size and
"A 30-foot stairway leads up to the
building and a flood of light from the
dome will attract the attention of the
visitors as soon as he enters. The
executive offices are on the first floor,
while the legislative halls are on the
second. The governor's office will be
on the north side of the building, fac
ing the river.
Mr. Stephens savs that the capitol '
commission is mnkinsr nlans for a bis-!
torical museum to occupy the base
ment of the building. "It will be a
fine place to exhibit Missouri's re
sources and to preserve relics of its
past." he said.
A drivewav will run under the " "em TO i.owung i.reen by ran
lwiiding and automobiles and other 'roa(1 Friday and spent two days at
plliolps rim to unilnt. if witlinilt rlifTi- t
The main floor of the building will
be fifteen feet above the level of the )
ground The nnnrnnrli will be verv !
imposing, according to Mr. Stephens
To I'se Missouri Limestone.
Missouri limestone will be used in
the construction of the building, but
it is not known as yet where the stone
will come from. One object of Mr.
Stephens' triu to St. Louis is to find
out if St. Louis capital can be inter
ested in developing what appears to
be a good quarry.
"The building will be built of Mis
souri materials throughout." said Mr.
Stephens. "There will be engaged
columns between the windows all
around the building and all the way
up. The structure will be in the
shape of a rectangle.
"The architects seem to have pro
vided for everything imaginable. I
am almost led to believe that the
Plans are too good to be carried out.
The railroad tracks back of the build
ing are to covered with concrete, do
ing away with all the dirt and noise.
This will enable one to get off a
steamboat at the river bank and walk
up to the capitol. A series of walks
and drives around the grounds has
already been planned and the sur
roundings of the building will be as
beautiful as the structure itself.
"I think the edifice will be com
pleted within four years and that it
'll be occupied before the close of
the next state administration."
Who the Architects Are.
The plan for the building was se
lected Saturday by the capitol com
Mission, who met with the advisory
Cooler Weather is the Prediction of
the Weather Bureau.
A slight frost is predicted for to
night in low places. The forecast is:
"Generally fair tonight and tomor
row; cooler tonight with frost in
low places. The temperatures:
7 a. in ."0 11 a. in CO
S a. in 31 12 (noon) G3
0 a. m 32 1 p. m G3
10 a. in 34 2 p. in 63
architects, V. B. Ittner of St. Louis,
It. C. Sturgis of Boston and T. B.
Kimball of Omaha. The commission
went over all of the ten plans entered
in the final competition and unani
mously selected the one chosen. The
advisory architects also agreed upon
the same plan. The first competition
i held August 1. Only rough sketches
i were renuired then and ten architects
Each of these firms was given
$1,000 for their work and the winning
architect will receive fi per cent of
the total cost of the building, about!
Four Children Sun he William White,
u Merchant Here Once.
William White, known to many of
the older inhabitants of Columbia as
'Uncle Billy," died at his home in Ba-
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iuwu. a. i.t yesieraay. lie was ;.
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, tIle mercantile business in Columbia.
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later went to New York,
He is survived by four children:
Shannon White of Kansas City; Le
noir White of Victoria Falls. Canada:
and Mrs. H. C. Prentiss and .Airs.
Harry Graham of Batavia. He was
married in 1S73 to Miss Cornelia
Shannon, the youngest daughter of
President James Shannon of the Uni
versity of Missouri.
Four Columbians are relatives of
.Mr. White. They are Mrs. J. W. Wal
ler, who is a niece; T. O. and Walter
Kobinson, nephews; and Mrs. .1. C.
Oenhani, a grandniece.
University Student Conies From Bow
line Green in Six Hours.
An eighty-five mile trip over all
kinds of roads is the record made
yesterday by Orson H. Lee. a student
in the School of Engineering, on a
motocycle. He came from his home
at Bowling Green to Columbia. He left
home at '' o'clock in the morning and
arriving here at :: o'clock in the af-
Bowling Green is the county seat
of Pike county and is only twelve
miles from the Mississippi River. Mr '
Lee made the trip by way of Mexico.
Fhc Students Here Have Difficulty in
Their Conversation.
There are five Japanese students in
tlie University. They are distributed I
evenly in Agriculture. Engineering, j
.Medicine. Arts and Science and Jour
nalism. They say that it is compara
tively easy to read and understand
the Knglish books but to understand
and use the Knglish language is much
more difficult. Particularly is it hard
to talk Knglish in an ordinary con
versation. "The students here talk as though
they did not want us to understand
them," says one Japanese. "Any way
to understand books is one thing and
to talk is another thing."
Inlversitv Will Distribute Posters
This Is Riley Week.
II. O. Severance, University libra
rian, has ordered a complete set of
the works of James Whitcomb Riley.
They will probably be here tomorrow.
He will place them on a table in the
card index room. This is Riley Week
all through this country and the Uni
versity, in addition to putting his
books on exhibit will distribute pos
ters bearing a picture of the author,
his birth place and his home in In
dianapolis. Progressives Will Meet Tonlcht.
The Progressives will hold a meet
ing at the Y. M. C. A. at 7:30 o'clock
Victim of Conflict Saturday
Was Ralph Victor Bob-
bett of Nevada, Mo.
Enlisted "in St. Louis After
Closerof "School Three
Others Killed.
Ralph Victor Bobbett, of Nevada,
i Mo., a student last year in the College
of Arts and Science of the University
of Missouri, was killed Saturday in a
battle between American Marines and
J It required thirty-seven minutes
fighting for the American troops to
drive the insurrectoes from Coyotepe
and Barranca Hills, near Masaya and
in the action four privates of the Uni
ted States Marine Corps were killed.
A number of others were wounded.
Bobbett was one of the four privates
to meet death.
The victory of the American troops
opened the way for the Nicaragua!!
! troI,s t0 assault the town of Masaya
and relieve the starving inhabitants.
Bobbett enlisted in St. Louis. He is
a son of William H. Bobbett of Ne
vada, Mo.
.Mr. Bobbett was a freshman last
year and lived at SU Virginia avenue.
He was a graduate of the Nevada
High School. He was entered in the
College of Arts and Science here and
has a cousin. Paul Manes, who is at
tending the University this year and
who lives at Sll Virginia avenue.
Hoy Hart Was Fleeted President of
the Students Organization.
The Young Men's Bible Class of the
Methodist Church was re-organized
yesterday with 123 members. Roy
Hart was elected president. P. C.
Sprinkle secretary, and W. E. Hall
treasurer. This class is held in the
chapel during the Sunday school
hour. The class is already larger
than last year.
Dr. F. F. Stephens, the present
teacher, is assisted by Rush Lim
baugh, an assistant secretary of the
Y. M. C. A., who is particularly inter
ested in the Methodist men of the
University. Mr. Limbaugh is from
Cape Girardeau where he was secre
tary of the Y. M. C. A.
University Professor Is a Candidate
mi Prohibition Ticket.
Prof. Walter Miller, of the College
of Arts and Science of the University
of Missouri has been named as candi-
date for Presidential elector from the
Eighth District of the Prohibition
ticket. Tlie list of Prohibition candi
dates was filed last Saturday.
"I did not know until today that
I had been nominated," said Profes
sor .Miller, "but I am willing to ac
cept. I have been a Prohibitionist
ever since I have been old enough to
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mn- .'i.iik- iij iij r.uifnirer lor 1 av-
inir a Mile and Half.
The city is planning to put in about
a mile and a half of concrete paving,
including Sexton Road. The other
streets included are Williams and
Hockaday street and West Broadway
West Broadway is being paved by tlie
property owners. Resolutions for
paving Williams and Hockaday street
have not yet been published.
Miss Armstrong of the School of
Journalism Will Do Reporting.
Miss Amy V. Armstrong, a senior in
the School of Journalism, left Colum
bia today for St. Louis where she will
assist in covering the Veiled Proph
et's Ball for the St. Louis Republic.
The ball is an annual affair and quite
an event in St. Louis society.
Engineers Inspect a Bridge.
The senior class in bridge design
ing of the School of Engineering went
to Brushwood Lake Saturday. The
purpose of the trip was to measure
Parker bridge which spans Perche
creek. From these measurements the
class was able to get an idea how the
bridge was constructed and of what
Wingo Pleads'Guilty In The
Circuit Court This
Twenty Report on Their Be
havior'to Judge Harris
Grand Jury Selected.
Charles Wingo who stabbed Dr. D.
W. B. Kurtz across the face and in
the side Friday afternoon, following
a dispute over a bill, pleaded guilty
today to the charge of assault with
intent to kill. He was sentenced to
two years in the penitentiary. Wingo
will try to get a parole today.
Tlie trouble Friday was over a bill
that Doctor Kurtz was trying to col
lect from Wingo. The fight occurred
in Kurtz's officer over Penn's Phar
macy. Wingo came to the office and
abused Kurtz, calling him names.
They were resented and Kurtz start
ed to take off his coat. Wingo then
used his knife.
Prosecuting Attorney Anderson
swore out a warrant charging Wingo
with assault with intent to kill im
mediately after the fight.
At the opening session of the Boone
County Circuit Court this morning
the grand jury was sworn in; three
criminal cases were called, the whole
parole docket, consisting of twenty
two cases, was disposed of; and Lee
Walker, a graduate of the School of
Law of the University of Missouri,
was sworn in as a member of the bar.
The members of the grand jury
are: J. H. Hill, foreman; J. F. Challis,
G. M. Christian. .1. C. Short, J. II.
Lyon. R. P. Price. M. F. Thurston.
W. P. Palmer. J. E. Bedford, J. W.
Elkins and J. II. Whitworth.
All the prisoners on parole report
ed that they were "conducting them
selves orderly." No charges were
brought against any of them and none
of them was sent to jail. "
The case against Charles and Al
for Baldwin, charged with assault,
was dismissed by the prosecuting at
torney. In the case against Willie
Rybolt, charged with criminal as
sault, the defendant waived formal
arraignment, and entered a plea of
"not guilty." The case was set for
Friday. October IS.
"When you
a man with
whiskey run."
This was the advice given to James
Turner by Judge David II. Harris this
morning when Turner appeared be
fore him to tell bow he was behaving
himself under his parole. Turner has
had a few troubles lately, family and
otherwise, which can be traced back
to his fondness for drink.
"You are a good man otherwise,'
said the iudge. "Do try and exert
your manhood and quit drinking. I
warn you it will take some will
power. The only thing the matter
with you is that you like your dram
and it always gets you into trouble.
Stop that and you will be alright."
Lcrtiires Eacli Thursday at Y. 31. C.
A. by Dr. W. W. Elvvang.
Beginning next Thursday the Rev.
W. W. Elwang will give a scries of
lectures in f. 2 Y. M. C. A. Auditor
ium. These lectures will be in the
form of a regular series of talks on
the Bible at 3 o'clock each Thursday.
While these talks arc primarily in
tended for the students of the Uni
versity, all the citizens of Columbia
are invited, both men and women.
The subjects for the lectures are:
(1) By Way of Introduction, (2) The
Ancient Jew and His Bible, (3) The
Origin of the Old Testament, (.",) The
New Testament. (6) The History of
the Bible in Early Christian Times,
(7) The Bible Today. (S) What does
the Bible Mean for Modern Men?
Columbians Will Attend Concert In
Kansas City Tonight.
J. A. Hudson and Mrs. Hudson, and
Mrs. James Patterson McBaine of
Columbia are the guests of Colonel
Hez. Purdom and family at the con
cert by Felice Lyne in Kansas City.
Sanford Howard, a student in the
University, will attend the concert
He is a cousin of Miss Lyne.
Many From Columbia Are Expected to
Hear the Candidate's Address.
Governor Woodrow Wilson will
speak five minutes at Centralia to
morrow. His special car will be at
tached to Wabash No. 3 due at Cen
tralia at 12::;:; o'clock in the after
noon. Hugh B. Pankey, president of
the Woodrow Wilson Club of the Uni
versity,1 said that he expected many
students would go to hear Governor
Wilson. It is the nearest the Demo
cratic candidate will get to Columbia,
it is believed.
So far no arrangements have been
made for students to go to St. Louis
Wednesday when Governor Wilson
speaks there. On account of the large
crowd expected there the city com
mittee of St. Louis has not been able
to provide any special arrangements
for the University students. How
ever, quite a number are going.
C. W. Loomis, chairman of the
Boone County Central Committee of
the Progressive Party, returned last
night from Jefferson City where he
filed petitions for the placing of the
Progressive nominees on the county
ticket. The Boone County petition
contained about eighty signers. Sev
enty was the required number. Some
of the other counties in the eighth
congressional district were not ready
with their petitions and had to file
by certificate. The validity of the pe
titions will be passed on in the cir
cuit court next Thursday,
Urgent request has been sent to the
state speaking bureau of the Pro
gressive party for speakers for Colum
bia. Gifford Pinchot will speak here
next Thursday evening. F. M. Xay
sniith, secretary of the Boone County
Progressive Committee, has asked for
Jane Addams, Governor Hiram John
son, Victor Murdock, Henry Allen,
Albert Beveridge, and the party's
nominee for governor, Albert D. Nor
toni. Curtis B. Rollins. Jr., and several
of the Republican students in the Uni
versity are arranging for a re-organization
of the students' Republican
Club. The meeting will be held one
night this week.
The students' Woodrow Wilson Club
will meet Tuesday night. A poll of
the Democratic students in the Uni
versity will be taken soon and ar
rangements will be made with their
home county committees for getting
the men home to vote.
The students' Progressive Club
meets tonight at the Y. M. C. A. .Mor
ton Pemberton, Progressive nominee
for congressman from this district,
will probably speak. In addition there
will be several student speakers.
Book by Isidor Sarinsky, Who Had
Trouble in Leaving Russia.
Isidor Sarinsky, a senior in the
School of Kngineering, has written a
book, ".My Escape from Russia." It
has not been published yet. Sarinsky
tells of his escape from Russia in
1!101. when only 15 years old. He de
scribes the Russian peasant life,
prisons, and the corruption of the
Russian army officials. He relates
how he came to think of coming to
America and the series of events that
took place when trying to escape
from Russia. The following extract
is taken from his story and told in
his words:
"Before me was the river, which
lay between Germany and Russia.
From bank to bank it was l."0 feet
wide. We peeped out from behind
our covert in search of the sentinels.
Upon the Russian side were many
small hills reaching down to the edge
of the water. Across in Germany
stretched a low, level bottom, thick
grown with underbrush. It was an
anxious moment. I could feel my
heart beating. I could not draw a
deei breath. Presently the man
seemed satisfied. He seized me by the
hand and exclaimed, "Come."
"Cautiously we picked our way to
the edge of the water. Suddenly
shots cracked in the still, morning
air. Without waiting we plunged into
the river. The cold water closed oer
my head. I let loose my bundle and
struggled gaspingly to the surface.
My guide seized me; and together, I
know not how, we floundered on
through the rushing water and the
drifting smoke of the Russian rifles,
and the uncanny zip of the bullets,
until we gained the opposite bank. My
escape was successful, I was no
longer on Russian soil. Thus ends
the story of my escape from Russia."
Girl For Dr. and 3frs. Meriam.
A girl was born this morning to
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Meriam, 213 South
Garth- avenue.
Ten New Houses To Be
Erected On Stewart Road
Within a Year.
Judge J. A. Stewart Will
Construct the Residences
All of Brick.
A new row of buildings is planned
on Stewart Road by J. A. Stewart.
They will be an addition to the hous
es now at the disposal of the faculty
members in Westmount.
From eight to ten houses are
planned for the row, and each will
cost at least $3000. Mr. Stewart ex
pects them to be finished within a
year. He will not try to rent them,
but intends to sell them.
Ground has already been broken
for one of the houses. It is being
built for I.. S. Parmer, instructor in
the College of Agriculture of the Uni
versity, who will occupy it when It
is finished.
An entertainment Friday XIpht at the
University High School.
Boys and girls of the University
High School, at the first social gath
ering at the school this term, re
ceived their guests .acted as waiters
and after the entertainment retired
to do the dishwashing. The hall of
the high school building was
crowded. Friday evening, with old and
new students, teachers and graduates.
The formal part of the entertain
ment was in charge of Miss Laura
Searcy, the assistant principal. It
consisted of charades, the singing of
old songs and a novel contribution by
Carl Gentry, a student this year. This
was a rapid sketching of pictures on
the blackboard suggesting titles of
some of the books intended for sup
plemental reading during the year.
Following this was an hour de
voted to getting acquainted. The
guests went to the domestic science
room where ice cream and cakes, pre
pared by the girls of the department
at their homes were served.
Dentil Result of Pneumonia Taken af
State Fair.
Charles Read, a horse owned by a
company of Columbia men, died last
night at the Davis livery barn. He
was taken to the State Fair last week
where he took second prize for the
time since he has been on the track.
He took pneumonia while at Sedalia
which caused his death. The horse
was 26 years old and has been in Co
lumbia for a number of years. He
was sold the last time for $2,2."0.
George Allison Is Fined $13.25 Today
for Fighting.
"So drunk that I don't know" is
the way George Allison of North Sev
enth street lifelessly describes his
part in a fight Saturday night. Alli
son says all he knows about the
quarrel is that he came down town
drunk and when he became sober
was in the "holdover" and he is still
there. His fine was fixed at $13.2:;
this morning.
A. T. 3Iiinihy Weds 3Hss Stewart.
Miss Lillie Stewart and Arthur T.
Murphy were married at 3 o'clock
yesterdav afternoon by the Rev. C. W.
Tadlock, pastor of the Methodist
Church, at the parsonage. They will
live at 411 Williams street. The bride
is a Columbia girl, having lived with
her mother at 409 Williams street. Mr.
Murphy's home was at Ashland until
he came here four years ago to take
a position at Levy's shoe store. He
met his wife a year ago.
3Nss Self a Teacher at Eureka Colleee
Miss Dorothy Self, who received the
A. B. and B. S. degrees from the Uni
versity of Missouri last year, is
teaching this year at Eureka College,
Eureka, 111.
A Xew Kappa Pledge.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
has pledged Miss Mary Margaret
Shore of Columbia.
Mr. Babh Bark to Work.
J. G. Babb, secretary of the Uni
versity, returned to his office today
after a brief illness.

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