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. Uiflmt Dally fcj the Students U the
SehMl of JonrUm at the Lnlreriity
of MlMouri.
Mauaelue Editor.
University Missourian Association (Inc.)
J. IIjirNon Itronn, president; Kobert S.
Muiiu. hvcrrtary; James :. May. Ward A.
Neff. PjiiI J. Thompson. II. J. McKay. Vt.
K Hall. T. S. Hudson. Ivjii II. Epperson.
In Virginia Uidg.. Dor.n Stairs.
Entered at the I'oitofflce of Columbia, Mo..
a secoad-clavs nail matter.
T Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mall.
Addret all communications to
Columbia. Missouri.
The purpose of the postoflice is to
serve the people. It is not to provide
a job for some party favorite. The
aim of the postofTice department is to
give the country an etlicient postal
serice. To do this it must have elli
cient postmasters or its aim will be
defeated. The one man of the fifteen
or twenty candidates for postmaster
of Columbia who should hae the job
is he who will be the most efficient.
Under our present system, the office
gnts. as spoils to the political party
iii owcr, but that is no excuse for
not giving the place to the most elli
cient candidate. Shall there be a pre
ferential primary to name the man
that the people want for postmaster?
If a preferential primary will put the
best man on the job, let's have it. If
a better man will get the place with
out a primary, let's not have it. It's
a question of efficiency, not expedi
The first Christmas advertisement
of the year has appeared. It came
out in a magazine not many days ago.
It was not largo and was stuck in
an out-of-the-way corner. But it was
decorated with holly leaves and that
was enough to attract attention.
There had been no thought of
Christmas before. It seemed as though
last Christmas was only a few weeks
ago. But here it is coming again.
That first Christmas ad stimulates
reflection. With the children it
awakens great joy. The rapture of
anticipation is marred only by the
long drag of days until the great day
comes. The time is counted by days
and weeks usually by weeks, for it
sounds shorter. There are unending
lists of longed-for things to be made
out for the instruction of Santa Claus.
These lists never lack completeness.
No woman shopping on her husband's
money ever had a more perfect one.
To the student, this Christmas ad
suggests going home. And lurking in
some stratum of the consciousness is
the unconquered question, "What can
I buy for her with a dollar and a
This advertisement has the shock of
a black-hand letter to one person. He
knows it is only a part of a conspiracy
to assault and carry off the feeble
contents of his pockctbook and his
weak balance in the bank. He shud
ders at the thought of the deadly con
flict and he knows the invaders will
come off more than conquerors. He
bears in his check book the marks of
many of these Christmas shopping
campaigns. This unpensioned veteran
is no other than father. This first ad
makes him think he would like to be
a unreformed Scrooge. But of course
he wouldn't.
For the first time in sixteen years
the Democratic party is in full con
trol of the government of the United
Six million voters have placed the
stamp of approval and confidence on
one man, selected him to guard their
interests, champion their causes and
preside in the capacity of executive in
a country of ninety millions of people.
The responsibility placed upon Wood
row Wilson is no small one.
Ho will have a Cabinet, of his own
selection, composed of men represent
ing different sections of the country.
and standing for the principles he ad
vocates and embodies in the platform
of the party of which he is now nom
inally the head. These men will as
sist him in outlining and carrying on
the affairs of government from the
executive standpoint and in influenc
ing legislation in so far as it is pos
sible for a President of the United
States to do so.
Both houses of Congress, with suf-
ficient Democratic majorities, will be
able to pass policies and measure,
promulgated by the party for the last
sixteen years. An extra session will
be called to deal at once with thej
matter of the tariff. Leaders have
promised new duties will be framed
along the well established lines of
nninf.ratlc. principles. President
elect Wilson, speaking of the party as
a whole, assures the business inter
ests of the country that the adjust
ment will be made slowly and with
careful consideration.
The next important step, no doubt,
will be consideration of the Sherman
anti-trust bill, which Democratic leg
islators have arraigned so severely.
Supplemental legislation, defining
what a trust is and making more se
vere the criminal penalties for viola
tions, has been promised. It is also
expected that the income tax amcn("(
ment to the Constitution will become
law, for it probably will be ratified by
the requisite three-fourths of the
states in January.
Beside dealing with these subjects,
picii high in the party council have!
dicreed that all promises made at the
convention in Baltimore and embodies
ii. the party platform will be kept
The encroachments of civilization
have crowded close upon the declining
days of Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the
Sierras". This aged bard, happy in
his home life, is spending his days in
a small cottage which clings cosily
on the side of a California foot-hill,
overlooking the city of San Francisco
and the Golden Gate.
Quiet and serenitj- now mark the
passing days of this grizzled old man.
He came into the great West when it
was young. He came with the pio
neer, the gold-digger, the ax-man and
the Indian fighter. He has lived his
life in the great out-of-doors, fished ;
in the swift mountain streams of Cal-
ifornia, plodded through the frozen
morasses of Alaska in search of gold,
and hunted in the denseness of the
Rockies. He has known the hardships
of the man who clears the pathways
and makes', way for others. He was
a true pioneer.
The career of this "man of many
parts" is protean in the extreme. He
lived for a time among the Indians,
taught them the Christian religion,
for he is preacher as well as bard,,can customs ,B that ,n the socia, r',a
and took to himself an Indian wife,
Later the call of his own people be
came strong and he left his life
among the aborigines of the Western
states and joined his white compa
triots. He has written many poems of the
out-door life which he knew so inti-
. , . ... , ... ...
mately. His writings lack the trite-,
ness of many compositors of the pres-,
ent day. They are characterized by a ; n0me accomplishments are taught. In
sparkling, fresh, gladsome style, with the girl there is no sparkling aban
now and then a reference to the so- 3on. no pleasure seeking or self as-
. j i. t ii i.i-i. sertion : she is of an aesthetic nature
lemnity and the loneliness which he , . '
and is taught self-repression, con
loves so well. There is nothing arti- tcmplation control of temper and
ficial or unnatural to th6 writings of presence of mind, carefulness, order
Joajuin Miller they embody the and a religious spirit Her chief ac-
philosophy of one who has lived apart , complishments are writing, composing
. . . , ... .poetry. "Ikebana" (flower arrange-
from the strivings and vanities of ' , ... . ,
i . isr mi. , i ment). "Cha-no-yu" (the ceremonial
modern city life. They are refresh- ,x ' t. .. , .. ....,.
ing, exhilerating, breathing an air of
the woods, of pine trees and salubri
ous salt breezes.
Joajuin Miller, "yesterday" young
and vigorous, now old and grizzled,
has received the wish of his modest
poem, sitting juietly on the hillside,
looking forth across the blue of the
placid Pacific, he "drinks the winds
as drinking wine."
Missourian Want Ads cost only a
half cent a word a day. Phone them
to 55.
Phone 61. Cab and Transfer Co. (ad
scoop ,
yoi' TO PUVV M te.uCSrS OOfrtfT To BE A sJ5F C t4!LSOOU HEVERPLfly l.ClAOPfe, J&fx VMArHy
How a Japanese in America Learned Several
Different Varieties The Adven
tures of S. Sasaki.
When Shizus Sasaki, a Japanese t poetry by making a poetical competi
student in the University of Missouri, tion at court every new year. Ho sets
had been in America only a few , the theme and all his subjects of any
months, an American friend took him j
for a walk in the woods. The Anier-
ican was tall, slender and slightly
bald. He talked easily and learnedly
about the native trees and plants of
America. Sasaki's quick bright eyes
eagerly took in his surroundings, but
his command of English was poor, and
often he had to stop and search for
a word to express his meaning.
"Xow this," said the friend, stop
ping beneath a tall and widespread
tree, " is a sycamore. See how white
it is up there among the branches. A
sycamore always has a white top."
Sasaki grinned and nodded delight
edly. He had to show that he under
stood this, and stretching up his arms,
he patted his friend's bald head and
repeated in his queer English " Syca
more." And now the American's friends all
call him "Sycamore" Steele.
Several Itrands of English.
Susaki who came to America last
February, has already learned several
versions of the English language. He
studied it in Japan three years but
found the speech of the American peo
ple entirely different from that used
in the classroom in Japan. When he
first came to Columbia he boarded at
the University Dining Club and quick
ly learned to call for " spuds, punk,
slick, sand and spread." Later when
he went to a professors' boarding
house, he could not understand what
they were calling for when they said
potatoes, bread, syrup, sugar or pre
serves. Sasaki attended Wasada University
in Tokio one year before coming here
and was one of the college champions
in swimming and fencing. He says
they have football, baseball and track
nieets in Japan, too, but the principal
sports.. are "mmming,
fencing and
wrestling, or jiu-jitsu. At an annual
athletic meeting called the "koita",
the various college teams meet in a
fencing match. Bamboo swords are
uyed, but the man winning final vic
tory is awarded a handsome Japanese
sword. Sasaki won the sword one
Bojs and Girls Kept Apart.
His experiences in America are as
entertaining to him as his stories of
Japan are to his American friends.
He says the chief difference he has
i noticed between .Tananese and Ameri-
tions between the young men and
women. In Japan, the only co-educational
schools are those of music and
art. Girls and boys do not associate
and their training is entirely different.
They do not even worship together,
for the churches have different sec-
tions for the men and the women.
wn,le lne Japanese ooy or tne nign-
cr class is sent to college and educat-
. , ,. it ,
' ed alone- nrofessional lines, the Jan-
irl iR .., t hoo, wherG
IVUJ UIIU II1U 1II1.III Ul !.. ivvjiv,
" samisen.
"kokyu," musical in-
Fine Handwriting Admired.
Writing seems to be the chief ac
complishment. Handwriting is the
standard of a Japanese woman's per
sonality, her mentality, her education.
Many stories are told of the beautiful
writing of hieroglyphics and how
men often fall in love with a woman's
writinc and hunt till they find and
can ask in marriage the hand that has
won their admiration.
It is onlv through poetry that women
are allowed to express their emotions
in grief, anger, misfortune or disap-
nnintmnnr Tin Emneror encources
i ' " ' '
rank or wealth, sex or age, are invited
to compete.
Flower arrangement is a very fash
ionable accomplishment. Every girl
of good family takes lessons in this
art which is taught in the highest
class schools. It is said that five years'
time is needed for a thorough course
in this, taking regularly one lesson
a week.
The Toa-TaMnp Ceremony.
Ceremonial Tea, or " Cha-no-yyu,"
is one of the most interesting Japanese
customs. It is really the solemn and
elaborate ritual of a cup of -whipped
tea and is quite distinct from ordinary
serving and drinking of tea. Numer
ous schools have been established
where this is taught. The tea used
for the ceremony is ground to a fine
green powder. At the right time this
is put into a tea bowl, not an ordi
nary cup, by means of a dainty bam
boo dipper ; hot water is poured into
it and the infusion is then whisked to
a froth with a beater. The bowl of
tea is then placed upon the left hand
and the host moves around slidingly
and offers it in order of precedence to
the first guest, who solemnly receives
it with a profound bow. The tea must
be drunk in three sips and at this time
the guest admires the bowl, which may
often be a valuable piece of porce
lain. Sasaki says he expects to return to
Japan when he has completed his Un
iversity course here. He is studying
Echoes of Yesterday.
Five Years Ago.
Missouri stood third in the produc
tion of corn for the year, and second
in a re average.
A Centralia newspaper predicted a
sudden boom in real estate in that
town. It advises its readers to buy
beforehand, to "hurry up and pur
chase the dirt that touches the scintil
lating edges of Centralia."
A man in Columbia was buying wood
by the pound to be used in the man
ufacture of insulator pins for tele
phone and telegraph wires. The price
was 9 cents a hundred pounds, or $3
a cord.
Ten Years Ago.
The University Co-operative Store
was incorporated with a capital of
$2,000. The incorporators were R. H.
Jesse. J. G. Babb, H. G. Waters and
The honorary engineering frater
nity, Tau Beta Pi, was installed in
the University.
Forty Years Ago.
The Columbia Statesman received
from the member of Congress from
this district, several volumes contain
ing the testimony taken by the Ku
Klux Klan Committee of Congress.
The Daily Democrat News of Mar
shall has the last word in describing
a country dinner. It says : " A par
ty of friends of Marshall and the
county were hapily and elegantly en
tertained. The guests are "partici
pants in this pleasure." Bet they had
They even postponed a box social
at the Sugar Town schoolhouse, north
of Marshall, because of a Democratic
The Kirksville Daily Express com
j ments on the statement of a Missouri
athletic instructor : " The city boy
may have better allround physical de-
1 velopmcnt than the farm boy. as a
j university athletic instructor says, but
, tnc larm Loy is a oau actor in a
SmaJ Package With a Big
rough-and-tumble fight or in a wrest
ling match, and can hold up his end
in field sports." Now, we'll have to
have a scrap to settle it.
They're going to make the chief of
police wear the same kind of uniform
that the patrolmen wear in Chilli
cothe. What's the use of being chief
now ?
Brookfield has a bachelors' club of
fifty members, " all of whom have mat
rimonial intentions.' Perhaps Doctor
Cutler could turn over to this club a
few of those letters from girls want
ing husbands.
"Sydney Houston, one of Mexico's
brightest boys, has made up his mind
to enter the newspaper field for his
lire work. Sidney will start in, as
many other successful journalists
have done, with the Ledger." Mexico
At last the mystery has been solved.
The Mexico Ledger has it : " Proba
bly a woman tells secrets so she won't
forget them."
"We hear it occasionally said that
automobiles are bound to be cheaper
bye and bye. This is truly good news
and yet, as long as John D. controls
the price of feed, us poor, would-be
motorists will probably continue the
older expressions of giddap, whoa and
gee-haw in preference to these mys-
bring them to Henninger's where
they will be repaired by experts
and returned to you in perfect
We will reg- rjenninger's
' 8l3Broadtvay
Only a half cent a
a' day minimum 15
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 23c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 25c; 1 to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
C to 6:30. (Sundays 1 to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, $4 per week.
BOARD and Room for ?4.50 a week.
104 Dorsey. Mrs. Little. d24
MEALS First class meals for 3.50
a week; one week's trial will convince
you. 507 Hitt. Mrs. G. A. Keene. d26
LOST : An oval garnet brooch, set
with an opal in the center. Garnets
peculiarly set. Finder please phone
741. Reward given. ( tf )
LOST Small gold watch, between
S03 Virginia ave., and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone S6.
LOST Dark -ed sweater. Finder
please call Green 231. Reward. d6
LOST High School pin.
H. II. S. '09 Black and Gold.
6th or phone 974 Green.
203 S.
FOR RENT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new fur
nace and all modern conveniences.
Price SS.50 and $10.30, 603 S. 3th. d6t
TO RENT Two rooms for young
ladies. 701 Hitt St. Phone 816 Black.
WANTED TO RENT, furnished, 5
to S room cottage; by responsible
persons. Address IT, care Missourian.
FOR RENT Nine-room modern
house, corner of Stewart Road and
Westwood avenue, for $30 per month.
terious utterances frequently mutter
ed by our more prosperous neighbors."
Chlllicothe Constitution. Did you
ever notice, too, that some of those
mysterious utterances are rather for
cible at times and are not Sunday
school memory verses ?
"More of our people ought to visit
other towns once in a while and s,ee
what progress is being made in this
world." Mexico Ledger. It does do
one good to get out for a walk once
in a while.
Phono 53 for Missourian Want Ad
Before That
Twelve o'clock
Pretty hungry time
that twelve o'clock
class, can't just give
attention to w hat is said.
Get rid of the hunger,
get attention capacity
by getting a sandwich
j"ust before class.
Ham, Nut, Pimento
sandwiches at the Co
Oj. No time lobt
you can come through
the store on your w ay
to classes. You can
come into the store be
tween classes.
Inquire at 110 N. 8th St. or phont
386 Green, or 394 Red. W. E. Farley.
Room for renL One largo front
room $4. 44S White. 505 Conley. tf
WANTED Boarders by the
week or meal. 600 South 9th.
FOUND Silver mounted fountain
pen in Academic Hall. November 15.
Owner can have same by calling 825
black and paying for this ad.
Ear piano player will furnish music
for dances and parties. Sanford Estes,
phone 540 Green. (d6t)
WANTED Sewing at home or by
the day. Prices reasonable. Mls
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
FOR SALE Pure bred fox terrier
pups from champion prize winning
ancestry. Arthur Rhys, East Hudson
Ave. (d6t)
tive therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Ate.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. d24
WANTED Position as housekeeper
by educated woman, with 8-year old
daughter, in bachelor or widowert
home. Wants good homo and daugh
ter's education. No salary. Address
X 605 Elm. (d6t)
Save half the price on typewriters.
See L. H. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (dGt)
Phone 53 for Missourian Want Ad
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