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Romance of Miss May Car
roll, M. U. Graduate, is
Opponent in Court Falls in
Love with Feminine At
torney A Wedding.
Perhaps you would expect ro
mance in the life of a young woman
lawyer. Anyway it came to Miss
Carrie May Carrol, one of the few
women graduates of the University
of Missouri School of Law who was
married a few weeks ago in Indepen
dence. The romance of Miss Carrol and Or
lando Sprague, began in a lawsuit in
which Mr. Sprague was the opponent
of Miss Carrol's client. They have
just been married, in the $100,000
Valle mansion in Independence, Mo.,
the propertv oer which the suit was
brought last summer by Miss Carrol
to quiet title. She won at that time
but the case was appealed by Mr,
Sprague and was In the process of
being tried when the principals fell
in love with one another and married.
Mr. Sprague has now ordered his at
torneys to dismiss his appeal. Mrs.
Sprague says she is going to turn
over all her law business to her hus
band, and devote herself to making
the old historic place a home for
Mrs. Sprague received an interest
in the place several years ago as the
fee for representing Miss Olivia
Sprague. a sister of Orlando Sprague
in her suit for the place against the
estate of Harvey M. Vaile, their cou
sin. Two years ago Miss Sprague
agreed to sell her interest in the
place to her "attorney," but her
brother enjoined the payment of the
money on the grounds that he had
a Hen on the property. Miss Sprague
sued demanding that her brother
proe his claim. Miss Carrol was
ready to pay the money, but insisted
that it cave her complete ownership
of the property and quieted Sprague's
claim to the title. Orlando Sprague
was declared to hae no interest in
the property. He appealed the case.
Mrs. Sprague was the first woman
to receive the degree LLB. from the
University of Missouri. She worked
her way through college, practised
successfully several years in Indepen
dence, and lately went into business.
Sixty Grains of Tartar Emetic Taken
Inotead of Cream of Tartar.
"What is this stuff I took?" wrote
a man from Williamsville. Mo., to Dr.
W. P. Cutler, pure food and drug
commissioner, enclosing a white pow
der in his letter. "I took CO grains
of it and became iolentIy sick. The
doctor called to see me took a little
on his tongue and in turn became
Doctor Cutler found upon examin
ation that the man had taken many
times the maximum dose of tartar
emetic One-half grain is the largest
amount considered safe to take. The
victim had asked a drug clerk for
cream of tartar and in its place had
been civ en tartar emetic.
Doctor Cutler says he will investi
gate the case, which may be a vio
lation of the pure food and drug law.
Information Filed Acainst Th Fra
Thompson, Chiropractor.
Information was filed in the prose
cuting attorney's office today against
Th Fra Thompson, the chiropractor,
for healing the sick without license.
G. H. Jaeger, who was a chiroprac
tor here last spring, was fined on sev
eral charges and several more were
compromised on consideration of h:s
quitting his practice. Th Fra Thomp
son came to Columbia soon after
Jaeger left.
Slate Veterinarian to Chicuro.
Dr. Samuel Sheldon, state veterin
arian, is in Chicago attending the ses
sions of the Live Stock and Sanitary
Show and the American Association
of State and Preventive Veterinar
ians. Freshman Basketball Practice Begins
The freshman basketball team
starts practice tonight In Rothwell
Gjmnasium. T. E. Hackney will
Warmer Temperature and Unsettled
"Weather, Says Weather Bureau.
The forecast of the United States
Weather Bureau today says: "Unset
tled weather with rain tonight or
Wednesday. Temperature warmer,"
Here are the temperatures:
7 a. m 33 11 a. m 44
8 a. m 35 12 (noon) 45
9 a. m 38 1 p. m 43
10 a. m 41 2 p. m 42
Miss Emlle Gehring of Christian
College in vocal recital, assisted by
Paul Van Katwijk, pianist; in Chris
tion College auditorium, 8:15 p. m.
S. A. Williston of Chicago Univer
sity on "The Earliest I.and Animals,"
popular illustrated lecture in agricul
tural auditorium.
Will Ghe ''Comedy of Errors" Here
In Januarj.
The University Players, a dramatic
organization of University students,
have arranged to bring the Ben Greet
players here In January. They will
give Shakespeare's "Comedy of Er
rors," using elebatorate Elizabethan
costumes but no scenery. The Co
burn Players were brought to the
University last year by the University
About the beginning of the second
semester the University Players will
give a program In the Columbia Thea
ter. Three one-act plays will be pre
sented. The first will be "Madam
Butterfly," written by David Belasco.
This is not the musical opera by
Puccini. The parts will be taken by
Misses Josephine Sutton, Margories
Graham and Lenore Clay, Robert
Miller, Jerome Jeffee, Knox Alexan
der and Samuel Ayres, Jr.
The second play will be "Augustus
in Search of a Father," by Harold
Chapin. Knox Alexander will have
the leading part. "How He Lied To
Her Husband," by Bernard Shaw,
will be the third act given. Miss
Katharine Smith, Mr. Ayres and Fer
dinand Turley will take part.
The University Players rehearsed
these plays last night
Ad Club to nold Meeting Tomorrow
to Arranee for Larger Attendance.
A definite plan to increase the at
tendance in the short course in agri
culture will be discussed at a meeting
of the University Ad Club in Room A.
Y. M. C. A. building tomorrow night.
The meeting will be held at 7 o'clock.
A committee will be appointed from
each county club at the University to
write to every rural teacher in every
county in the state and encourage
the rural teachers to send names of
prospective short course students to
the secretary of the Ad Club. Then
literature about the University and
College of Agriculture will be mailed
to the names submitted.
This plan was recommended by
Dean F. B. Mumford of the College of
Plans will also be discussed at the
meeting of the club tomorrow night
for a "feature" dance before the
Christmas holidays.
At the last meeting of the club
about two weeks ago, a permanent
constitution was adopted which en
larged the membership of the club
to include a representative from the
University women, each of the de
partments, and from the University,
Missourian. J. B. Powell, instructor
in advertising, was made an honor
ary member.
Not Enonch Oysters for the Trice.
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state food and
dairy commissioner, has receied a
complaint from O. M. Venable of Gal
latin, saying that the Booth Fisheries
Company sells four gallons of oysters
for five. Venable claims that the oy
sters are quoted at an exceptionally
low price when bought in five-gallon
Quantities, but that when he bought
a five-gallon can, he found that it con
tained but a scant four gallons. Doc
tor Cutler has sent an inspector to
Gallatin to Investigate.
The Shot Cot Him S3.
John Waters, a stone cutter here,
was fined ?5 and costs in the Colum
bia police court this morning, for dis
turbing the peace. He was arrested
last night after having fired a revol
ver following a fight with negroes.
Annual State Crop Reiwrt Out Dec. 14
The annual crop report showing the
yield of the entire state, and of the
different counties for the year 1912
will he issued December 14 by the
Missouri State Board of Agriculture.
Athletic Committee Awards
"Ms" Discusses Football
Schedule for Next Year.
Basketball and Baseball Lim
ited to Sixteen Contests
Track Meets Arranged.
Football "Ms" were awarded to
thirteen men at a meeting of the Ath
letic Committee yesterday afternoon
in Rothwell Gymnasium. They are:.
Captain C. P. LeMire, E. W. Knobel,
G. R. Hastings, G. A. Barton, Jack
Mills. James Pixlee, C. R. Wilson, H.
I,. McWilliams, Paul Shepard, R. D.
Groves, It. C. Wiggans, J. A. Clay and
R. C. Kemper.
James J. Gallagher, Felix C. Duvall
and Floyd Lake played in several con
ference games but did not play in
enough games to meet the require
ments for an "M". Their work, how
ever, was highly spoken of by the
Three Major Games Here. y
The football schedule for next year
will include five major games, three
of which will be played here, accord
ing to the ruling of the committee.
One of these will be the Kansas game.
The schedule will then be completed
with three games with schools not in
the Missouri Valley Conference.
"It was the sense or the committee
that the schedule this year was too
heavy," said Prof. C. L. Brewer this
The committee also limited the
basketball and baseball schedules to
sixteen games each. Twelve of the
basketball games will be with confer
ence teams, and four will be minor
games to round the team into shape.
The baseball schedule is still a very
indefinite matter, as it is not known
what other schools in the conference
are going to do in this branch of
The track committee has approved
the Kansas-Missouri indoor track
meet to be held in Kansas City in
March. It has also decided that the
University shall send representatives
to the K. C. A. C. invitation meet in
Kansas City and the M. A. C. invita
tion meet in St Louis. Both of these
meets will be held in March.
Plans for Track Meets.
The schedule for outdoor track ath
letics has been left until Friday to
see what meets can be arranged with
teams in the Missouri Valley Confer
ence. In addition to the Missouri
Valley Conference meet May 31, the
annual outdoor track meet with Kan
sas at Lawrence, May 10, and the
Western Conference meet June 7, the
University intends to engage in a dual
meet with some strong team on Rol
lins Field, and to go on one trip.
The Athletic Committee also dis
cussed the place for holding the Mis
souri Valley Conference meet in 1914.
For the last four years, it has been
held at Des Moines. It is the general
feeling of Missouri, Washington and
Kansas Universities that the meet
should be held next year in the ter
ritory of these schools. The commit
tee would like to see it held at Kan
sas City.
Poultry Jmteini Class to Centralia.
The class in poultry judging under
Prof. II. L. Kempster attended the
poultry show at Centralia todas. They
studied breeds and types other than
those owned by the University.
Buy Your Christmas
Presents in Columbia
Probably never befrre have the merchants of Colum
bia made such preparations for Christmas as this
Practically every store you pass has an attractive dis
play of goods suitable for gifts to the folks back home
and for "him" and for "her."
Your Christmas present will bring more pleasure if it
selected at vour leisure here in Columbia from the com
plete stocks than if vou put it off and buy from the
depleted stocks "back home."
Only Eighteen More Shopping Days
Make your Selections Early from the
Unexcelled Lines Carried by the Pro
gressive Dealers of Columbia.
Henry J. Hadfield Interprets
Kipling's Characters of
the Peninsula.
Costumed Recitations Are
Heard by Large Audience
at Assembly.
Glimpses of the life of the British
soldier, of the native camp follower
in India, of the life of the ruling
Britons and of the view the native
Indian takes of his land, were seen
by a large audience at Assembly this
morning. Henry J. Hadfield, the
British actor, gave costumed interpre
tations of several of Kipling's popu
lar poems.
The actor gave his readings in a
little electrically lighted booth on the
stage. He began his program with a
brief biography of Kipling.
Wearing the uniform of a British
Infantryman, he recited "Tommy At
kins" and "Gunga Din." The first is
Kipling's interpretation of the feel
ings of a common British soldier who
is felt to be in the way until time of
war comes, when it Is this same sol
dier that plays an unusual part.
.Through "Ginga Din" the actor Inter
preted the faithfulness of the native
camp follower of the British army.
Shows Upper Class Britons, Too.
In "Paget, M. P." and "Study of an
Elevation of Indian Ink", Mr. Hadfield
interpreted Kipling's portrayal of the
higher life of India that of the Eng
lish. The actor wore the costume of
an Anglo-Indian.
From Indian life Mr. Hadfield went
to the poet's interpretation of sailor
life. "McAndrew's Hymn" Is a ro
mance of a ship's engineer, and was
given In the uniform of a chief engi
neer. Sitting at his post, the engi
neer recites the romance of the
steam, and feels keenly the lack of
appreciation of his service.
Then a Boarding House Ballad.
Then the actor's costume changed
from that of an officer to that of a
common sailor, and he showed the
tragedy of the ordinary seaman in
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding
In "The Ballad of East and West."
given in the costume of an East In
dian robber chief, Mr. Hddfield gave
an idea of the conflict between the
native and the Englishman in India.
Then followed a recital of one of
Kipling's exceptional poems. The
poet delights in the songs of praise
of the British soldier, but "The Re
cessional" deprecates the play of
Mr. Hadfield concluded with "If,"
which he said was Kipling's latest
and probably best poem.
Mrs. AWel Leonard Dies.
Mrs. Mittie Stephens Leonard, wife
of Abiel Leonard, died yesterday at
their home in Marshall, Mo. Mrs.
Leonard was a daughter of the late
Joseph L. Stephens, of Boonville, and
was a sister of Former Governor Lon
V. Stephens.
County Aids Visiting Nurse.
In the County Court this morning
$23 was alloted to Boone County for
the prevention and cure of tubercu
losis. This sum is the county's con
tributed to the fund for a visiting
Number of Candidates Reduced by the
The basketball squad has been re
duced by O. F. Field, the coach, to
twehe ir en. They are: Edwards,
captain; Taaffe, Craig, Jesse, Bernet,
Goldman, Brodie. Palfreyman, Stern,
Hyde, LaRue, Carson. These men
were chosen from about twenty-jtoe
who reported.
Edwards and Taaffe are the only
"M" men. Craig and Bernet were on
the squad, last, yeat Fire of. last
year's freshmen team are on the
Shepard, captain and star of last
year's freshman team, and Groves, an
"M" man, have announced thai they
will not come out this year. They are
both football men and they say that
their school work has fallen behind
so much that they cannot spend any
time on basketball.
The absence of these men, both of
whom were expected to make the
team, will be felt. Shepard was rated
last year by coaches as one of the
best basketball players ever in the
University of Missouri and he was
counted on to be one of the main
stays of the team this year. Groves
played in almost every game last
The freshman team of last year is
expected to furnish good material
this year. Brodie, Hyde and Palfrey
man are trying hard for places. Hyde
is the only one of these three who
has the build that delights basketball
coaches tall and rangy. It will take
more than lack of height, however, to
keep Brodie or Palfreyman off the
Craig and Bernet, last year men,
are both showing well. Craig did not
come out until the season was almost
half over, but even then he showed so
well that he made all the trips with
the team. Carson and Goldman have
been out of basketball for a year.
The athetic committee, has decided
to schedule sixteen games this year,
the same number that were played
last year. A long trip, on which
Washington, Ames and Kansas will
be played, is the plan of the commit
tee. The practice so far has been com
partlvely light, consisting mainly Is
passing the ball. Scrimmage will
start Wednesday night. The team
practices Monday, Wednesday and
Friday nights, Tuesday and Thursday
in the afternoon, and Saturday morn
G. J. Kenslnger Will Demonstrate in
D. A. Robnett's Orchard.
A demonstration of cracking or
chard sub-soil with dynamite will be
given Saturday December 14 In D. A.
Robnett's orchard, three miles from
Columbia. The work will be done by
George J. Kenslnger of the Indepen
dent Powder Company of Missouri.
The object of cracking the sub-soil
is to let the rainwater step through
better and to allow ne, trees to root
deeper. The expgTircent has been
tried successfullon young trees but
Mr. Robnett's gJdsard was selected
for this experiment because it is al
ready matured. Only half of the trees
will be dynamited and the department
of horticulture will compare the fruit
borne by these trees with that of the
rest of the orchard.
According to Prof. J. C. AVhitten.
much soil otherwise good for fruit
rnisinc has a layer of tight hardpan
under it which makes it poor. If thib
ran be loosened up after the trees are
matured many orchards now unfruit
ful can be reclaimed, and much land
now considered worthless for fruit
growing can be used for orchards.
The theory is that with a well
drained sub-soil the trees are better
adapted to resisting disease.
Will Re One of the Regular Issnes of
the College Farmer.
The Forestry Society has obtained
permission from the staff of the Col
lege Farmer an agricultural paper
published by the students in the Col
lege of Agriculture, to get out a For
estry Society annual as one of the
recular issues of the Farmer. This
annual will be devoted entirely to
topics relating to forestry in Mis
souri, particularly in the Ozark re
gion. To the RlTer for Ducks.
Eugene Heidmann and Edward
Levy will go down on the Missouri
River tonight to hunt ducks. They
will leave tonight in order to be on
the river early in the morning, for
then It Is that the ducks are the most
End Comes at 1:30 This
Morning Apparently in
Good Health Yesterday.
Was Retired Farmer and
Stockholder in Boone Co.
Trust Company.
Manlius E. Hultz, a former Boone
County farmer and citizen of Colum
bia for the last seven years, died un
expectedly at his home, 313 South
Fifth street, at 1:30 o'clock this morn
ing. Yesterday he seemed perfectly well.
He was on the streets In the after
noon. Last night he ate a hearty
supper as usual, seemed to be feeling
well and went to bed about 10:30
o'clock. His wife retired about an
hour later.
Some time after midnight she heard
Mr. Hultz breathing heavily and at
tempted to arouse him. She shook
him lightly but he failed to respond.
Realizing that he was ill, she called
the neighbors and telephoned for a
physician. When she returned to her
husband's bedside he was dead. Ac
cording to Dr. J. E. Thornton, who
was called, the exact cause of Mr.
Hultz's death is not known. He was
known to have suffered from heart
disease and his family attribute his
death to that.
Mr. Hultz was born In Boone
County, near Columbia, December 8.
1851. Most of his life was spent on
a farm. During that time he was in
terested in various business enter
prises. He was at one time secretary
of the Rocheport Road Association and
at the time of his death was a mem
ber of the Board of Directors in the
Boone County Trust Company. Mr.
Hultz was a prohibitionist and took
an active part in temperance work.
He was a member of the Board of
Trustees of Christian College.
He had no children. He is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Lena M. Hultz; a
sister, Mrs. R. J. Booth of Columbia,
and a brother, Edgar M. Hultz, a far
mer living near Columbia.
The funeral will be held at the
Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. Services will be
conducted by the Rev. Madison A.
Hart Burial will be In Columbia
Short Coure l'oultrj Class Has Stu.
dents From Six States, Too.
A census of the first-year students
in the poultry short course shows that
six states, old Mexico and fifty-four
countie in Missouri are represented.
The distribution in the counties Is
as follows: Twenty-eight counties
have one representative, fourteen
counties have two, seven counties
have three, three counties have four,
and two counties have five and seven
representatives respectively.
Rut No Report Will Re Made by Tele
phone Committee.
The City Council will meet In regu
lar session tonight. E. B. Cauthorn,
chairman of the committee investigat
in the telephone situation, says the
committee will not report bn its find
ings tonight. The Investigation has
not been finished. However, the ques
tion of telephone rates may be dis
cussed, according to Mayor St. Clair.
Docket fur Next Court Term Is Being
When the Boone County Circuit
Court convenes again it will have few
violations of the local option law to
settle, and there will be few criminal
cases. Especially noticeable Is the
lack of bootlegging cases. Divorce
cases and suits for title will take up
most of the court's time at its next
No Football Captain Yet.
The election of the football cap
tain which was to take place today
has been postponed until tomorrow.
The train carrying Jack Mills was
two hours late. The meeting will be
held tomorrow noon.
St Joseph Club to Meet Tomorrow.
The St. Joseph Club will meet In
the Y. M. C. A. Building at 7:30
o'clock tomorrow night.

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