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But M. U. Professor Says
That He is Enjoying His
Government Work.
Only Brief Visit Here By Uni-,
ersitjOProfessor Who is '
on I .eave of Ahsence. i
Prof. C. K. Marbut. head of the
rnited States soil survey, had to
catch a train last Thursday morning.
lie left Coolin. Idaho, at 4 o clock in
the morning in an automobile, with
three hours to make thirty miles oer
the roughest road in the Northwes.
They broke a spring, tore off two
tires, and Professor Marbut buffered
a broken rib. Hut they caught the
However. Professor Marbut. who is ,
in Columbia touay. sas ne n.ju.o ...
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work very much. The motor ride was
just one of his various experiences in
"overnment work. i !..iui.un; uaicusiuu uiiv i uuhib
" Professor Marbut is professor of 1 done by the dairy department,
geology at the University of Missouri j All of the calls for special instruc
but is in government vvork on leave ', tion have come from the southern
of absence. His work on soil surveys ; part of the state. South Missouri is
while here had attracted attention. I rapidly developing along dairy lines
iml in October. 190!', he was invited 'and there is great interest there in
. -oi,i..,, rr i.nnfi.ronro with
lu asiiuihivu . .-...- --
the United States Soil Survey. He
was later offered a position there and
finally accepted. He left the Univer
sity in September, 1010. on three
vears' leave of absence.
At first as a scientist in this dc-
parment he made a report of the soil J
.1-. .. of tlir. cnil f
survev of South Missouri, and North,
Arkansas. Later he
was made the
head of the I'nited States Soil Survey
having administration of the soil sur-
vev and the direction of the Held men.
Visited All the States. ,
flraddition to his other vvork. Pro-1
fetsor Marbut is chairman of the Soil
Corelation Committee. The work of
this committee is to determine the
kinship of the different soils in the
various states, and thus to determine
the proper treatment of one soil from
its likeness or unlikeness to some
other. Professor Marbut spends much
of his time in this work and has vis
ited every state in the Cnion except
Maine and New Mexico. He plans to
go to Maine this fall, if business will
permit his going before cold weather.
Professor Marbut's most recent
work has been the inspection of some
of the National Forest Reserves. Nu
merous requests for homesteads have
been coming in to Congress for places
in the forest reserves. At present no
homesteads can be made unless the
government releases the land. As a
result of these requests, at the last
session of Congress, a bill was passed
calling for the classification of the
lands in the National Forest Reserves.
The purpose of this classification is
to determine which lands are best
suited for agriculture, which for fo-e-sts.
From the final report, the gov
ernment w ill know what lands to open
to homesteaders. II. S. Graves, chief
rorester, asked that men be detailed
to make a study of the soils in the
reserves preliminary to classification.
Onlj a Short Visit Here.
Four field men were detailed a
month ago, and Professor Marbut has
just been over the ground to see what
these men would have to encounter
and to formulate plans for the work.
One man was sent to the Black Hills
in South Dakota, another to the Kan
icksu National Forest in Idaho, a
third to the Cascades in Washington
and Oregon, and a fourth to the Ozark
National Forest in Arkansas. Profes
sor Marbut has visited all these areas
except the one in Arkansas. In addi
tion he visited the Upper Rio Grande
and the Dolores Region of Colorado.!
Professor Marbut arrived in Colum-i
bia this morning, and will leave this
evening or tomorrow, for a few days'
visit in Barry County, his old nomc.
He will then go to Pope Lotinij. .r-
Kansas, to inspect a soil survey being
made there, also visit the .National,
Forest Office at Hot Springs. The re-;
turn trip to Washington. D. C. will
be made by way of Little Rock, Mem
phis and Chattanooga.
Columbia LIbrarj Clnh Met Frldaj.
The Columbia Library Club held
its first meeting of the year Friday
night at the home of H. O. Severance.
KiO.'i Kayser Avenue. It was a "get
ting acquainted" meeting as there are
several new members.
The membership list is about thirty
so far this year.
Hut the Forecast for Columbia
"Not Much If Anj Rain."
The weather forecast for Columbia
is: "Unsettled weather and warmer
tonight and Wednesday but probably
not much if any rain." The tempera
tures: 7 a.
S a.
9 a.
10 a.
11 a. m
12 (noon)
1 j). in
2 p. m
Manv Calls Come to College of Agri
culture for Speukcrs in Slate.
Calls for a lecturer from the dairy
department to hold special dairy
meetings have come from ten differ
ent points in .Missouri within the last
two weeks. These lectures are not in
any way to take the place of the gen-
t.rai farmers institutes held bv the
State Board of Agriculture. The calls
come from points where special in-1
strurtion along dairy lines is needed, i
Three of the calls come from places
where new creameries are being'
htartcd. The State Normal School of
Cape Girardeau and the Mountain i
Grove Fruit Experiment Station each ,
is holding a farmers institute cover-
itfe- at. irmii n f r,,ivanl rliii, rt vt 1 j-n a1
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wants special dairy instruction. Other f
calls have come from points where,
that branch of farming. The greatest!
interest is manifested in how to cor
rectly feed the cows.
Twi Nights Spent in the Open l.y I
TliDka If fit ur - Chnffktii1.!
iiirr .miliar, .-Minimis. ,
bitty cadets under the command of
. .
J. A. Killian and First Lieut. I
E. C.
Mc.Moreland spent Friday and
Saturday nights camping near Co- j
lumbia. Friday night five squads in ',
heavy marching order spent the night
at itonins' spring. Tiiey marcned to
Rock Bridge, five miles farther, and
remained there Saturday afternoon
and night.
Each man carried his own rations
of five meals and did his own cooking.
The first night at Rollins' Spring the
squads maintained sentinel duty and
the night at Rock Bridge out-post
men were appointed.
nepartnient Representatives Ma, ,,e
l,I,I..,l ... Cnnfv Presidents".
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The membership of the Ad Club
may be extended to include two men j
from each department in addition to
the presidents of the county clubs.
This movement was proposed Friday
night, and will be discussed at the ,
next meeting. j
A committee composed of Percy
Bennett, Earl Overholser and R. C.
Journey was appointed to urge the I
county clubs to organize. The club I
will try to bring some advertiser here
to lecture this year.
Will Address Forestry Sociotj If He
Arrives Tonight.
There will be a meeting of the
Forestry Society at the office in the
Agricultural Building tonight. Offi- ""-"" "" ""- "'" """ '" """
cers will be elected. Reports bv out- whcn ,l ceascd to be "sod enouh to .
going officers will be presented. A j pay and waB takon off'
review of the work of the summer! "Wo cannot tel1 -vct whp,hor thecar'
camp will be gone over. Professor j,s Koin to be UBed cno,mh to ,a""'
Ferguson will speak. It is hoped also
to have former Cnited States For
ester Clifford Pinchot address the
meeting, but it is not known for cer
tain whether he will arrive in Colum
bia in time.
Lecture tit the Y. M. C. A
lj Prof.
A. W. Taj lor.
"The Irish Problem." is the sub-
j of a lecture to be .given n e
- . p . .
Tay tor of Bible College Professor,
bicycle, lived with the peasants and
made a close study of Irish life. In
the lecture he will aiscuss the situa
tion relating to the Ulster problem.
A Jlotor Car Lecture Tonight.
"The Elementary Principles of the
Working of the Automobile Engine,"
will be the subject of the second lec
ture in the series on Automobile En
gineering. The lecture -will be given
by J. R. Wharton, an Instructor in
the School of Engineering, at 7:30
o'clock in the physics lecture room.
Committee of Citizens Will
Be Named For Noted
Visitor's Reception.
Open Air Talk, Perhaps, If
Weather Is Good Details
Not Arranged.
Clifford Pinchot, the noted conser
vationist, will be Columbia's
guest j
Timwiinv wiiitp Mr. Pinnlmt is mak-,
m a tour of the COiintry appealing
for votes for the Progressive Party
and has been invited here by the local
nriraiil7ation nf that nartv." an effort
-iii i.n iii-iiio in mnkn his recention
nnil iit hrr. nnnnrtrtisnn
The details of Mr. P nchofs recep-
. .
tion have not been made. He will be
met. however, bv a committee of citi. ,
.ens and President A Ross Hill of
the Yniversitv" probablv will be asked
h . , t co,ml,ittee- The exact
Qf h,g . g not known
plncot wln deHvcr M leastonc
address here and it will be his only
speech in .Missouri in the present'"' "ul "a"- l"c ""i"""""1.' lu
campaign. If the weather Is good he ,carn- -Meetings are Held each Satur
wlll speak on Broadway or in the air-' da" fronl - "ntil 'cl in Fi8""
dome: if not he will speak in the . Chapel. The average attendance is
courthouse. The students in the for- a,,out fift' children from 5 to 10 years
, ,imnrt,nnt will .-,!.- i,im tn ad- oId- The sewing is in charge of vol-
"'- - i
dress them.
If Mr. Pinchot arrives
in time
rsdav morning, he will speak atterial is Provided from money given
Miibly. If, however. .. is not here I the churcI"-s- When a child fin-
at that "time, a special assembly will
be held at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
so that ,. ...... . n0ni.artisan
.. tn th fitlld,,nts
Mr. Pinchot is a graduate of Yale
1 and Princeton. He has studied for
estry in France. Germany. Svvitzer-
and and Astria. lIe was formerly
chicf of the nreau of Forestry of the
rnitpd S(ates Deiartmcnt Df Agricul-
Plans Now Ileing Made to Visit Mis
souri Towns.
The Cniversity String Quartet may
give a series of out-of-town concerts
this year. If the jiresent plans are
carried out only two concerts will be
given on each trip, so as not to miss
too much school work. Hannibal and
' Kirksvillc Sedalia, Clinton Jefferson
c,t' and BonvilIe have been men-
tinnnrl n tlio nrnhnlilo towns In hoi
...,,. . . . .
President A. Ross Hill on his visit
! to the Kansas City High schools last
year and received much favorable
comment. The members of the (juar-
jtet are: H. E. Keim and Fred Wright-
! man violins. George Venable viola,
' and L. O. Muench 'cello.
If It Pajs the Sen ice Will He Con
tinned, Savs the Agent.
The sleeper which the Missouri,
ivansas. anu ic.xas uauroau omjianj
has put back on its night train from
nere to hi. uouis is neing very wen
patronized, according to H. L. Wilson,
the agent here. The company had a,
cTlnlvnr nr 4lm trim iitl Inci ptmino'
said Mr. Wilson, this morning. "If
it pays we will keep it, but if it does
not we cannot keep it."
Fire Hr-partment Called to Put Out
a 11IM7C.
Fire in a hollow tree at t:'.7 Garth
avenue was responsible for a trip of
the fire department about G:?,0 this
morning. Sunday night lightning
struck tho tree, a large elm. and set
; dercd until this morning when the;ris. barber shop 0n Broadway
strong wind caused sparks from it to
firo to a fire de
partment arrived in time, however, to
put out the flames before any great
damage was done.
Women In Stock Ilai-ing.
T. C. Wilson, secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture, has received a
request is fro ma woman at Elsberry.
men are doing in agriculture, stock
and poulty raising in Missouri. This
request if from a woman at Elsberry,
Mo. Secretary Wilson says that this
is the first request of this kind that
he has received.
Industrial School has been
Conducted for Fifteen
Officers Elected to Carry on
Work, Again This
For fifteen
church women
have been helping the girls of Coluni-'
bia learn to do their own sewing, and
hewing for their families. Last
' urday these women, whose organiza-,'
'tion is known as the industrial
School, met and prepared for the com-
mg winters work.
Mrs. It. U. Price was elected presi-i
dent Mr v Alton who mnini? i lanuers on nogs aione iour nines me
aenu MTS- A- AUen uas named ..,.,.,
... , ... Mihtrprt money his services cost them for the
secretarj -treasurer, ana Miss .Miiurea
McConathy, superintendent. ThCJear-
board of directors is composed of, "In addition he has organized stock
three members from each church rep- j judging contests at the county fair.
reseiueu: rresoyienan, .wetnouisi,
Christian, Episcopalian and Baptist.
The object of the school is to teach
; a i.fu .-!. u -.1
'S lo miiiureu wno woum omer-.u,,
n'lPrt Unt tin ."S tlin nltiinntunii.i in
unteer teachers, each teacher having
In rIns! nf fnllr nr fivo cirtc Tlio mi.
" " "- ""
jfles a "ment it is given to her. At
me enu 01 me year a prize is given
for the most neatly made gingham
This school has done excellent work
for children who without it would
have little or no knowledge of prac
tical sewing.
w: c. t. r. DiscrssEs plans
Local Society Also Hears Reports of
Delegates to State Contention.
Thirty-five attended the meeting of
the W. C. T. U. .Monday afternoon in
the Methodist Church. .Mrs. John Tay
lor acted as chairman. This was the
first meeting since the state conven
tion in St. Louis. Reports of the dele
gates occupied most of the time.
Mrs. A. D. Petty, speaking of the
meetings and entertainment in St
Louis, said that there were 2S3 dele
gates and visitors, eight of whom
were from Boone County. The state
I officers were all re-elected
The next
annual convention will meet in Col
umbia in 19i:.
The work of the past year was told
uy .virs. j. u. tjoie. sne saia mat
Boone County received a silver spoon
for having carried out all the state
plans. Missouri had many prohibition
victories, although it still has four
thousand saloons, two thousand of
which are in St. Louis. Worth County
has never had a saloon. Kansas City
received the banner for having accom-
plished the most for temperance dur-
ing the year. Six young women and
ono young man took part in the tern -
n the tern -
I I)Pranco essay contest, the diamond
n,cdal being won by a young woman
frolll j,0s Angeles.
The discussion of the work to be
i it til.
done here was concerned mosuy win.
temperance and the Sunday schools,
It has been arranged that the fourth
Sunday in November will be set aside
as Temperance Sunday in the United
i states and some of the foreign conn-
tries. The lesson will be on temper-
ance from the viewpoint of the teach -
ings of the nible and of good citizen -
ship. The W. C T. U. hopes to have
the Sunday preceding election day set
aside as Christian Citizenship Sunday.
Janitor in Burlier Shop Here to Aid
His Kine in War.
Peter Tremes is going back to
r- Tnmoo i n inn tnr in .v or-
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going back to fight for King George," , finite form than words, resulting in
is the reason he gives for leaving. , their arrest. Bettie entered a plea of
He has been here for three years andjguily to the charge of disturbing the
says he will return to the United
States as soon as the war is over.
The Rev. W. C. Blttine Cominc Here.
The Rev. W. C. Bitting, pastor of
the second Baptist church of StLouis.
will speak at assembly next Tuesday.
His subject will be "The Man of To
day and the Bible." While here ho
will also speak at the Y. W. C. A. Mr.
Bitting is a writer and magazine con
tributor, besides being a preacher.
Fir-t County AihKt-r Saves 11.000 for
, Cape Girardeau Farmer-.
C. M. .McWilliams. agent for the
College of Agriculture and adviser to
i the farmers in Cape Girardeau Coun
i ty, has saved more than $i!,0o0 worth
lot hogs in two months, according to
I). II. Doane, professor of farm man
agement in the College of Agricul
ture. Mr. McWilliams took up his work
1 in that county about August I. An
epidemic of hog cholera de eloped
soon after. Two weeks ago Professor
Doane was in Cape Girardeau County
and Mr. McWilliams had inoculated
Sou hogs. He estimates that by this.
time the cholera serum has been ad-
ministered to more than Kino hogs.
"At the present price of hogs, said ,
' l'rofefassor Doane. "it would be a
Sat-'consenatlve estimate to say that he (
' ' ,,,s au, -
''"".v s $200u a year. The College of
Agriculture pays $:.00 of this. In the
two months that .Mr. McWilliams has
"pcn " ""' county ne nas savea me
torganizuu lanus iur ucuiuusimuuu
. purposes, planned crop rotations and
I in general carried out the vvork of
1 .... n..Ir.AH'
i I IITMIf 1 . . , ,. .1 fn..
.vir. .view imams was Krauuuieu uuui
the College of Agriculture in lfll and
has been farming since that time. He
is the first county adviser to be sent
out by he college. Pettis and Grundy
Counties have employed men indepen
dently of the college. The county
court of Buchanan. Audrain and
Henry Counties are considering ap
propriations for advisers, according
to Professor Doane.
Retired Farmer in Columbia
DrankfCarbolic Acid
John E. Ridgway, a retired farmer,
committed suicide this morning at
his home at 222 West Ash street by
taking carbolic acid. Mr. Ridgway
had been in poor health for sometime
and this is supposed to be the cause
of his taking his life. He was ."iC
years old
It is a peculiar coincidence that to
day is the thirty-sixth anniversary of
his marriage. He is survived by his
widow, six children, two brothers and
one sister.
The funeral arrangements have not
been made other than that he will be
, bur,ed at Mt pisgaU churcn 4 raiIcs
north of Sturgeon.
Circuit Judge Sajs He Must Pay
the Costs.
Charles Wingo was paroled by the
Boone County Circuit Court today.
j Wingo was sentenced to two years in
, tbe nenitentiarv yesterday for as-
! saulting Dr. D. W. B. Kurtz with in-
! saulting Dr. D. W. B
j tent to kill. Wingo must pay all costs.
give bond in sum of $100. abstain
from use of intoxicating liquor, and
reimburse Doctor Kurtz for amount
expended for medical nttcntion.
A razor, an umbrella, a broom and
a broomstick are all good weapons of
defense, according to testimony given
In the case against Amanda Carter,
a negro, in the Circuit Court this
. 'Mandy would have been a dead
' nigger if she hadn't had a razor and
. an umbrella." said Mary Clark, one
0f the witnesses
"And you'd ha' picked up a broom
stick too. mistah. if you'd heard the
names she called me." said Bettie
Woods, the defendant, when asked a
question by Attorney Harris.
, 'Mandy Carter and Bettie Woods
live on North Third street. They are
not always me most, neigiiuoriy anu
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1 JilSt lillliu tut:., iujiuho iuvi 1.1... i. ..-
peace. .vianuy, arresica on an as
sault charge, took an appeal to the
circuit court, the case coming up to
day. Final evidence was heard today in
the case of Gus Psinakos against Tom
Magas for wages, and judgment for
$327 was given for the plaintiff.
Psinakos had worked for Magas
eleven months without pay, according
to the evidence, and on one occasion
had made a loan" of $28 to- hia employer.
Petitions Sent to the County
Court to Do Away With
Highway Engineer.
But the Petitions are Faulty
and Matter will not Come
up this fall.
A movement has been started in
Boone County to do away with the of-
jjce of COuntv highway engineer. A
petition circulated in Cedar township
ana containing :;:;. names nas ueeu
jliled with the Boone County Court to
,,resent the matter to the qualified
voters of the county at election.
It is thought by the petitioners that
the abolishment of the ollice would
do away with some expense connected
with the roads and perhaps provide
more money for actual construction
work. The highway engineer, how
ever, is paid from the general fund
and were the offices to be discontin
ued, the county surveyor would be
called upon to perform his duties at
an increased salary.
The office of county highway engi
neer was created in 1907 by the state
legislature with the provision that the
office might be discontinued by a ma
jority vote of the county. For the
question to come before the people a
petition for election to the county
court is necessary signed by ten per
cent of the taxpayers and voters of
two-thirds of the townships of the
county. At such time the court may
call the election or if fifteen per cent
have signed the law requires that
they shall hold the election.
The office has been abolished in
several counties of the state includ
ing Callaway, and Audrain, but the
result has been decreased efficiency in
service rather than as expected z. de
crease cost cf operation, it is said.
The duties of two offices are thereby
thrown upon the county surveyor.
The highway engineer is an ap
pointive office filled by the County
Court. This is the third year which
the office has been in existence ia
Boone County. His duties include the
supervision of the highways and
bridges, and the supervision of the
road overseers. He also is custodian
of all road tools and construction im
plements. In Boone County he has
the expenditure of $l,ri00 annually.
The present petition will not be'"
acted upon by the court for the rea
son that it is not properly written out
and presented The petition names
the general road overseer rather than
the highway engineer which is the
office the petitioners desire to abolish.
It is too late at the present time for
the petition to be recirculated and
filed again according to law in time
for the question to come up at the
general election.
George A. Ridgeway is the present
highway engineer in Boone County.
P. S. Quinn is the county surveyor.
In the Outlook M. I'. Professor (Jhes
Brief Discussion of Question.
The Outlook, for October T, under
the head "The Judges and the Plain
People" asks this question: "Why is
there dissatisfaction among the peo
ple with the courts?" Walter James
Shcpard. assistant professor of politf
cil science and public law at the Uni
versity of Missouri, in giving his point
of view on the subject writes to Tho
"An amendment to the Federal
Statute permitting appeals in all
cases where the question of the valid
ity of a state statute is raised on the
gorund of alleged conflict with the
Federal Constitution would assume a,
final decision by the Supreme Court
of the United States, and go far to
wards alleviating the condition."
Not Recover From Anesthetic
Chen by Dentist.
Mrs. J. W. Heskett of Jefferson
City, mother of II. H. HeBkett, tailor,
110 South Ninth street, died Saturday
night. She was given an anesthetic
before having some dental work done
and did not recover from it.
Boston Takes the Oinlnir Contest of
World Series.
New York 3; Boston 4 was the final
score in the first of the world cham
pionship series played today.

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