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An Erralnc Dally by the Student In the
School of JournIIm at me uniTrrsnj
of MUaourl.
Managing Editor.
University Missourian Associativa ( Inc.)
J. Harrison Hronn. president-;. Itoliert
S. .Maun. Secretary ; James fl.jlay. Ward
A. eff, I'aul J. Tliomnson, H. J. McKay,
V. K. Hall. T. S. Hudson, Ivan H.
OHh-e : In Virginia Itldg., Down Stair
Knlered at tbe 1'ostotlice of Columbia, Mo.
as second-class mall matter.
TWO Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mail.
Address ull communications to '
Columbia, Missouri
Almost as soon as the final whistle
in football had been blown O..F7 Field
called for Varsity basketball mate
rial. The university student always
has some kind of sport to see. I!as
kctball follows football; track and
baseball come just after basketball.
'I lie winter game calls for support
just as well as football. The Tigers
who play basketball are playing for
Missouri just the same as the foot
ball Tigers. Last year basketball was
well supported in Columbia. This
was probably due to the fact that so
many students had season athletic
tickets. It should be the same this
i ear.
In Kansas, where basketball origi
nated, the students count a basketball
ictory almost as good as a football
victory. Missouri will have a good
team this year, says Mr. Field. Games
will be played with the best teams In
the Valley and the students will hare
:i chance to help Missouri win a chnm
ton and return to troops. American
oiicers throughout the world, below
the rank of Maior. who have not
served four of the last six years in
active service, will be shifted Decem
ber 15. A sweeping order from the
War Department makes this moveim-
perative. '-
I Officers attiched to American em
bassies and legations, In foreign coun
tries, who haven't met requirements,
are under the ban. From France,
Spain, Mexico and-rMontenegro they
must return to their native land.
Favored ones in the Nation's capi
tal, eager for the coming social sea
ton, the festivities of the White
House, and the gaiety of a country's
official society, rare not e'xempt They
inust be hurried off to far-western
posts or to out-of-the-way places on
cold northern plains. Hard work will
supercede the delights "of the coming
out party, and weary nights the even-
No Marine Band will
strains for dances.
Back in Washington, or in Madrid,
there will be sadness among fair de
butantes and regret among certain
brown-eyed Spanish girls. The sol
4iers choice is not his own he's
learning military'disclpline. '
Ings of gaiety.
play plaintive
City's Never-Failing Wells Caused It to Be
Made the County Seat Instead of
Two "never-falling" wells played
an important part in. the election of
Columbia -as the capital of Boone
County. Had a drought caused these
to go dry, perhaps therewould never
have been a Columbia. And the coun
ty seat most likely would be Smith
ton or Persia. i I
It seemed that Smithton was the
logical location. In fact a group ot
thirty-five men had anticipated tjia
forming of Boone County and had
bought the land which was platted
out and named Smithton after Gent
eral Thomas A. Smith, register ot
admitted to the Union, so during
that- time Boone was a territorial
The commissioners ordered that
court be held at Smithton. . There
was no courthouse in the city and in
the absence of a building the court
was held under an arbor of sugar
trees. The presiding jude was David
Todd. Other officers were Hamilton
R. Gamble, circuit attorney ; Roger
N. Todd, clerk ; Overton Harris,
Of course this way of holding
court was only temporary and in
lands at Franklin. They expected py 1821 Columbia was named the counts
trouble in getting the county seat at seat. Its location was practically
the new city. But Smithton's water that of Smithton ; the difference was
supply failed and it seemed that Per-, that Smithton lay on a 'beautiful
sia or Perche would be named.
Then it was that Columbia was"
thought of. The unnamed Columbia,-
plateau but did not have water, and
Columbia had lots of water but was
I not so pretty a location. The fact
with its two wells, lay just acraWtthat it was nearer the center of the
Echoes ofiXesterday
At' the last meeting of the CUT
Council, a committee was appointed
by Mayor W. S. St. Clair to invsetl
gate' the books of the Columbia Tele
phone Company fortne - purpose of
determining what ' tie rates for
Columbia should be. The plan
of having a commission of ex-
plan of having a commission of ex
perts to conduct the investigation was
rejected as being too expensive. The
mayor says that the council commit
tee can handle the question efficiently.
An ordinance to fix the rate for
residence telephones at $1.75 a month
and for those in business houses at
$2.75 did not pass at the meeting
Tuesday night.
The committee of councilmen will
no doubt give careful attention to
this work of going over the ,books
Fire Tears Ago.
Turner C. Cochran, son of W. H.
Cochran of Columbia, made the high
est score in the judging contest at
the Chicago stock show with an aver
age of 99.2.
Boone County Republicans had just
filed a petition with the secretary of
state nominating !. T. Gentry of Col-
of .the telephone company.
Hi ay cannot work as efficiently as
trained engineers but they should at
least be able to make estimates and
compute valuations so that they can
formulate a more rational regulation
than could possibly be made by an
arbitrary imposition of rates without
regard to the valuation of the com
pany's investment or to the net in
come received.
Almost every time that a President
has been inaugurated there has been
more or less objectionable weather,
and considerable discussion has been
started as to the pbssibility of post
poning the ceremonies until later in
the year. President-elect Wilson has
just shown that this is possible by
announcing that, although he will
take the oath of office March 4, the
ceremonies connected with the inaug
uration will be postponed until April
Weather records show that only
seven inaugural days have been fair
since the time of Washington. The
others have been cold, rainy or
snowy, endangering the health not
only of the crowds, but of the offi
cials required to he present and of
the President himself; who must make
a long speech In the open.
Whatever else may be seen in the
move, it shows that Wilson Is capable
of casting aside tradition in favor of
common sense. Still, it will be rather
unusual to have the inauguration af
ter the President has served two
months of his term. Possibly it may
even change the content of his speech.
Many a handsome young American
lieutenant, graceful in dancing, the
pride of ball-rooms, smiled upon by
fair debutantes or dark-eyed foreign
maidens, must leave the scene of a
prospective busy winter social sea-
An effort was being made to intro
duce English Rugby football at the
At the second semi-annual meeting
of the State Board, of Horticulture
held In Columbia, Prof. W. L. Howard
was chosen secretary. By an amend
ment to the by-laws the headquarters
of the board were also changed to
The Columbia Telephone Company
announced an increase in rates. The
price for private residence phones
was to remain the same,' but the
boarding and rooming house rates
were raised from $1.50 to $2 a month
and an increase of 25 per cent was
made on business phones.
The first road district to be formed
under the new state law was organ'
ized in Boone County. The district
extended from Brown's Station to
Columbia and steps were taken for
the building of a gravel road from
Browns Station .along the railroad to
the Columbia gravel.-
J. N. Shaw was sergeant of police
in the Culebra Canal Zone in Panama.
Ten Tears Ago.
Tbe Columbia Herald printed on its
cover a picture of Robert T. Haines,
a Columbia boy, who had achieved
fame as an actor. Haines was at the
time under a two-year contract with
David Belasco in the latter's theater
in New York.
The deep well on the campus had
been completed to, a depth of 937 feet
and a contract had been let for the
construction of a building and ma
chinery for pumping the water. The
total cost was estimated at $3,900.
, James C. " Glllaspy was Boone
County's representative in the legis
lature. "Sharkey" Washer was elected cap
tain of the Tiger football team for
J. Ed Crumbaugh was a candidate
for re-election as doorkeeper of the
Missouri Senate.
A carpenters' union was formed in
Columbia with j B. Wayland as sec
retary. The scale of wages demanded
by the union was 30 cents an hour
for ordinary workmen and 37 cents
an hour for foremen. Nine hours were
to constitute a day's work and all
work was to cease at 4 o'clock Satur
day afternoons.
"Flat Branch" from Smithton. Its
nearness to the Hinkson made Its
living wells "never-failing." The
Smithton Company, which bad direct
ed the other deal bought the land and
platted another city which they were
to back for the county seat instead
of the defective Smithton.
A special inducement to get the
twenty inhabitants of Smithton and
the owners of Smithton lots to move
over here was to transfer a title 'to
land in Columbia for that which they
had bought previously of the com
pany. The land had cost bo little-!
only $4 to $6 an -acre that the
finilrrifnn f lmiKHiw simtlri nftA v
hold it for farming land. So Smithy
ton was moved to Columbia.
As had been predicted, Boone
umbia for attorney general' of Ml3-jtounty spelled without the e then f.
was formed in the fall of 1820. It
was a part of the olderJcounty ot
Howard and was organized- Jy per?
mission of the territorial legislature
Not until a year later was the,, state
county than any other city made it
the choice of the commissioners.
The bonus for the selection was
fifty acres of land, two public
squares, $2,000, ten acres of land for
bridges over creeks in the county,
ten acres of land if the University
should ever be located here and the
two "never-failing" wells. Three
years later the first courthouse was
built here.
As a result of Columbia's good luck
Smithton and Persia are no more.
For many years a well 90 feet deep
without water marked the center of
Smithton. It was on the old Jeffer
son Garth estate In Westwood. Per
sia also ceased to grow and the
brewery, distillery, carding machine
and fulling mill, which the city ex
pected to get when it was made the
county seat, proved only to' 'be
dreams. In a few years it was no
more. Only the "Athens of Missouri"
continued to spread.
P. J. T.
Really, H, think you are mistaken.
Forget it about that sissy who always
stops to aska ques'tion". and whoDe'atfaayi December 13, Columbia Hall,
you In exam. Go up and ask one
question. Seek for a little more than
the book records. It pays, both- in
exams., and in life. L. B.
Missourian 'phone number is 55.
Last Dance This. Tear
for .students of all departments.
Buy your Christmas presents at the
Penny Aucton Christian Collpjre Sat
urday evening, December 7th. (adv)
Twenty Tears Ago.
"Uncle Julius," a negro who was
for years janitor of the courthouse,
died at the age of 80 years. In slave
days he was the property of Dr. W.
T. Lenoir.
The citizens of North Columbia had
petitioned the council for the con
struction of a boulevard along" the
front of Colonel E. C. More's home and
to the south, the property owners
along the line offering to contribute
100 feet of ground for the purpose.
Colonel W. F. Switzler announced
his retirement as edltorrin-chief of the
Chillicothe Constitution. In the an
nouncement printed in the Constitu
tion he said: "I will remain in Chilli
cothe, my home, till some time in Feb
ruary, when I expect to visit Wash
ington to be present March 4, at the
inauguration of Grover Cleveland, the
noblest Roman of them all."
Thirty Tears Ago.
Congress met and listened to Pres
ident Arthur's message. Among the
bills introduced in the Senate was one
by Senator Vest of Missouri donating
the land surrounding Creve' Coeur
Lake in St. Louis County, to the state
to be used as a place of public recre
ation. Letters patent were granted to Dr.
George S. Morse on a knee stop for
A. L. Scott of Boone County declined
the candidacy for doorkeeper of the
Missouri Senate and entered the lists
as a candidate for sergeant-at-arms of
the House of Representatives.
W. A. Goodding had just been in
stalled as sheriff of Boone County.
The fire protection laws of Columbia
are lax. Not one boarding house in
Columbia is sufficiently equipped with
fire escapes or fire extinguishers.
There ought to be a city ordinance
requiring this equipment and provid
ing for a building inspector. H. S.
Fire Protection.
Editor the Missourin: While it is
true that there have not been many
fires this year in Columbia, yet this
does not necessarily guarantee that
there will not be. If one of the
boarding houses should burn, what
assurance have we that some of its
occupants would not lose their lives?
Grade Grafters Again.
Editor the Missourian: The person
who wrote the letter about Grade
Grafters has a perverted viewpoint I
think. The impressive fact about
those who go up after class to speak
to the teacher is that they are almost
always persons who take active, in
telligent part in all class work. There
are many reasons to justify a person
n asking questions 'after class. Often
ja student's mind is not clear on ta
point that would appear trivial. to the
.other members of the class. Often a
person wishes to asK a question mat
docs not pertain directly to the les
son. I deem" it a fine sense of consid
eration for a student to ask these
questions after class 'instead of sub
jecting the other' students to an ex
planation in which they are not Inter
ested. I think the name Earnest
Seekers is a more appropriate term
than Grade Grafters.
Again I do not think there is a
student here who is crude enough to'
believe that he could influence a
teacher to favor him. Imagine a
youngster approaching Dr. N. H.
Trenholme, or Prof. H. J. Davenport
or Prof. J. C. Whitten with a thought
like this: "Here is where I make a
hit with the prof, and get let down
easy in Jhat next exam." Students
know they cannot succeed in this.
We are dealing with men who are too
intellectual for the graft game in so
simple a form.
In regard to the struggle for high
grades, I think it is tbe proper thing.
We are here to accomplish things,
and these things are the result of
hard study. Let's not get mechanical,
thinking that we have done our duty
when we have gone over a lesson and
attended class. We should get in
tensely interested, and SEEK.
Gadaki, December 1 1
Gadaki, December 1 1
You and Tim and
Her and Him
It makes no difference. Is it the
Atlantic Monthly or the Boys' World
or the. Scientific .American? We can
give you special rates on magazines
for all ages and all classes.
Make a list of the names of friends to
whom you wish to give subscriptions for
Christmas presents, and let us give you our
very special prices. ' In Co-Op clubbing
offers.-you can send each magazine to a dif
erent address. See us today for rates on al
most any magazine printed.
Remember the great Cadski sings
here on December 11 under the
auspices of Phi Mu Alpha. The
reservation of seats for ticket hold
ers begins at the Co-Op and Al
len's on December 6. Sec that
YOUR seat is reserved early.
Gadaki, December 11
Gadaki, -December 11
Only a half cent a word TOHOZSTE
a day minimum 15 cents JL 5 5
Single meals served at Pemberton
HalL Breakfast 25c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 25c; 1 to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
6 to 6:30. (Sundays 1 to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, 4 per week.
LOST A cameo pin, on Thanks
giving Day. Finder-please -phone 767
Black. i' t' (d3t)
nace and all modern conveniences.
Price 8.50 and $10.50. 605 S. 5th. d6t '
jLGSTr Small leather pocketbook
containing half dollar dated 1826, some
small change and 'two receipts. Re
turn to Albert Moody, at Virginia
Market for reward. (d2t)
LOST A black traveling bag
marked "Monnig". Last seen on
ground by Wabash, Pullman No. 4 at
7:30 a. m., Tuesday, November 26.
Reward. Phone 632.
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'
805 Virginia are., and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone 86.
FOR RENT A 10-room furnished
house. Also an 8-room house. Both
modern. Two blocks from Univer
sity. Inquire or phone F. W. Nieder
meyer. (d6t)
FOR RENT Two nice rooms In the
Nowell building. Hot and cold water;
steam heat and light McDonnell
Bros., or W. B. Nowell. Phone 74.
FOR RENT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new fur-
Room for rent One large front
room $4. 448 White. 505 Conley. tf
FOR SALE Ladies' suits and
men's clothing. Apply 109 Westwood
avenue. .Phone 860 Green. (dlt)
'FOR SALE-Ridpath's History of
the World., Treat yourself to this
set. for Christmas. Price, like condi
tion, ideal. Address X-Y Jlissourian.""
i '
FQR SALE A new suit Size of
coat, 38. 803 College. Phone 1109.
WANTED Boarders by the day,
week or meal. 600 South 9th. tf.
,MEAL PERMIT U. D. Club per
mit far sale, $5.00. Paid to date. 205
College. 818 Red
FOUND Silver mounted fountala
pen In Academic HalL November 15.
Owner can have same by calling 825
black and paying for this ad.
WANTED Sewing at home or by
the day. Prices reasonable. M1m
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
tive therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Ave.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
605 Conley. 448 White. d!4
Save half the price on typewriters.
See L. H. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (d6t)
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