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Singer's Short Stay Here Will
Probably Prevent Enter
taining for Her.
J. A. Gibson was "Supe" in
Opera with the Prima
Weather Will Continue to Be Fair and
the Temperature Higher.
There will be fair and moderate
weather tonight and tomorrow, ac
cording to the United States Weather
Bureau. The temperature probably
will range from 20 tonight to 40 de
grees tomorrow. Here are the tem
peratures: 7 a. m 13 11 a. m 19
S a. m 14 12 (noon) 23
9 a. m 16 1 p. m 33
10 a. m 17 2 p. m 40
Coaches From Everywhere
Want to Direct M. U.
Track Athletics.
Mme. Johnanna Gadski, who is to
sing in the University Auditorium
Wednesday night, will be entertained
during her stay in Columbia by Mrs.
W. 11. Willis at her home, 1314 Broad
way. Mine. Gadski will be accompa
nied by her daughter.
They will arrive in Columbia at
3:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
and will probably leave the next
morning. Mrs. Willis intends to en
tertain for her guests if there is time,
but unless she can prevail upon them
to stay longer, it will be impossible,
as the concert will take up the whole
Mrs. J. C. Jones met Mme Gadski
at Old Point Comfort, and she came
to know a good deal about the sing
er's home life in Berlin through a
close friend of both of them, Miss
Caroline V. Kerr. Miss Kerr is well
known to Columbia people, as she
was formerly connected with Steph
ens and Christian Colleges.
"Mine. Gadski is a fine looking wo
man." said Mrs. Jones, "and her man
ner in meeting people is modest and
gracious. Her home life is charm
ing; she keeps apartments in one of
the new streets of Berlin, where she
spends all her time when not travel
ing. Unlike many prima donnas, she
is on excellent terms with her hus
band, and together they entertain a
great deal.
"Her career really began in the
Mainz Opera, which is the same place
in which my cousin. Miss Marcella
Craft, sang before she became lyric
soprano of the Munich opera."
Prnf J. A. Gibson of the chemistry
department, has appeared in grand
opera with Gadski, Sembrich, Schu-mann-Heink,
Nordica and Jean and
Kduard de Reszke. Professor Gibson
did not have 'a singing or even a
speaking part, but lent his presence
as a "supe". as did many other. Har
ard students when grand opera ap
peared in Boston.
The "super-master" is allowed a
certain amount of money for each
"supe" required. Professor Gibson
said. Students pay from fifty to seventy-five
cents to see an opera from
the stage, so the man who has charge
of this part of the business accepts
their monev and keeps that allowed
by the company for the hiring of su
pernumeraries. It is tb the mana
ger's interest to engage more men
than are necessary and often fifty are
hired when only ten are necessary,
the extra ones having nothing to do
but enjoy the opera.
When Professor Gibson appeared
with Gadski and Jean de Reszke in
"Aida" the pageant scene was a little
out of the ordinary, for the platform
upon which he and three other stu
dents were carry Ceppi, the stout
tenor, broke and instead of, a song
the great singer delivered a speech in
several languages at once.
Two Students and Illinois Man En
gase in Fight Oier Woman.
One went to the hospital.
One went to Jail.
And one went through a window.
Three Years of Success Here
Has Made the "Silent
Coach" Famous.
Dean Shaw Directs Organiz
ation o f Employment
Bureau for Graduates.
To Keep Former Students'
Records and Where Good
Positions Are.
Thus were the three of the princi
pals of an argument at 211 South
Seventh street scattered after the
trouble was over about noon yester
A. L. Jonas, a student in the Uni
versity who made a hasty exist by
means of a window, had cmarreled
with J. W. Brown, a visitor in Col
umbia "from Illinois". The quarrel
was over a young woman who lives
in the home. Brown, it is charged,
displayed a revolver, also some
One hundred and fifty men, approx
imately from various parts of the
country, would like to fill the shoes of
T. E. Jones of the athletic depart
ment. Because he made the University of
Missouri famous for its track teams
Mr Tones became famous. He be-
came so famous that Missouri is to
iloso him. Now more than 150 track
J coaches or would-be coaches have ap
plied for the position to be vacated
by Mr. Jones January 1. But the
..inn morin en rnvptnuK in Mr. Jones
J w ill not be hastily filled, according to
To help every man who has ever
graduated from the School of Engi
neering to get good positions will be
the aim of the employment bureau
now being established under the di
rection of Dean H. B. Shaw. The
School of Engineering was estab
lished as a part of the University in
1887 and now has about 850 alumni.
The first steps in this establishing
of the employment bureau is the gath
ering of a complete record of every
graduate. The records on file at the
University are being consulted and
blanks are being sent to the instruc
tors under whom work was done,
asking them for any information that
they may have. A letter is being
sent to all the former graduates ask
ing them a list of questions.
Thev will be requested to furnish
names of companies that can be re
ferred to for recommendations and
to keep the1- bureau informed when
they make a change in their perma
nent address. They will also be
asked to assist the bureau in finding
where good positions are open.
These records will be kept up-to-date
and when a company makes inquiry
in regards to a certain kind or a man
they will be consulted and descrip
tions sent at once to the one maKing
the inquiry. Dean Shaw says:
"Often I have; inquiries for men
who are wanted at once. This does
n.it irlve uj tiiie to find out the - re
cords of men who have graduated.
Sometimes these inquiries come to
me by telephone. With a complete
record of every graduate right at
hand a description can be sent to the
company by the first mail.
Mine. Gadski Who Conies This Week.
lltelniii) Improvement To He Dis
cussed Here Tomorrow.
The Missouri Association of County
Judges will meet in Columbia tomor
row. Two meetings will be held in
the court house, one in the afternoon
and the other at night. The judges
will isit the state institutions here
during their stay.
The chief question that will be dis
cussed at the meeting is the improve
ment of the state highways.
E. C. Anderson will be unable to
give the address of welcome at the
opening meeting. Mr. Anderson has
been subpoenaed a witness in an at
tachment in Centralia tomorrow.
Name "Happy Hollow" Dropped !
Young People's Union.
The Happy Hollow Mission will
hereafter be known as the Hinkson
Chapel. For some time there has
been objection to the name by those
attending the church and at a meet
ing of the officers of the Young
People's Union yesterday it was de
cided to make the change.
threats. The revolver is what made
Jonas think of the window so quickly.
After clearing the window he went
after a policeman.
Christian Finkbciner, another stu
dent, who came on the scene later as
a third party to the combat, is in the
Parker Memorial Hospital today suf
ferinc from a blow on the head which
rendered him unconscious for a time.
He suffered a good beating but will
be all right by tomorrow. ,
Ye&terdav afternoon Jonas made
affidavit against Brown, charging him I
with carrying concealed weapons.,
The case was called before Justice,
James T. Stockton this morning and,
the preliminary hearing set for 10
o'clock Wednesday. v Jonas, J. P. .
Smith and L. E. Scott, students living
at the house, have been subpoenaed1
as witnesses.
The students involved in the case
refused to make statements this
morning. Brown refused to tell his j
place of residence in Illinois, but said
if the faculty kne wtne tacts in uie
case they would take some action im
Patrolman Beasely was called to
the house and made the arrest. He
found Brown there and the latter
gae him his revolver.
It is said Brown was once engaged
to the girl and that attentions to her
by others were distasteful to him. Al
though Finkbeiner is supposed to
i,nv received the blow in tne neaa
at the hands of Brown he has made
no charges against him.
"Finkbeiner came where he had no
business." according to Brown. "I
hae nothing against him and feel
sorry for him."
Kirlij's- Dos Found Not Yicions.
The case against E. F. Kirby,
charged with keeping a vicious dog.
was dismissed by Judge Stockton in
police court this afternoon.
Kirby's dog had bitten a child of
Jesse Adams. But seven witnesses
testified that the dog was not vicious.
C. L. Brewer, director of athletics.
Professor Brewer says it is hard to
get a good track coach in the middle
of the year. Most of the contracts run
through the year.
While at the University of Missouri
the track team coached by Mr. Jones
has won every Missouri Valley track
meet and in 1010 they won the West
ern Conference meet. Mr. Jones is a
graduate of Iowa State College and
Springfield Training School at Spring
field, Mass. Before coming to Mis
souri. Mr. Jones was coach at the Mad
lison, Wis., High School. From Mis
i souri he goes to coach the track team
!of the University of Wisconsin.
I Last year that university won all the
'inter-collegiate sports of the Western
Conference except track. Now it has
called for Mr. Jones that it may win
the track meef.
Two Reports of Fires Last .NJglit Due
to Overheating.
4 renort that the Athens Hotel. 817
Walnut street, was on fire, caused
some excitement at the hotel about
S:30 o'clock last night. It was
lo-imori that the smoke from an over
heated furnace had penetrated the
building. The fire department was not
The report of another fire tame a
few moments later from Sampson
Hall on Paquin and Hitt streets, and
the fire department was called. Here,
ton rhn fire had caught from the fur-
name hut was soon put out with little
damage as the result. This is the
second fire that has occurred at
Sampson Hall within the last two
City Light Superintendent Answers
Professor Doane's Charges.
The University Missourian has re
ceived from E. C. Clinkscales, super-
mtenaent or tne city Electric uignt
and Power Plant, a statement in re
ply to an interview with Prof. D. H.
Doane, published Sunday, regarding
the cost of city service. The state
ment includes some personalities and.
general comment on the University
and its professors. That part of the
statement which has any bearing on
Professor Doane's remarks follows:
To Editor of Missourian I beg
space to reply to the very wild and
rediculous statements of Prof. D. H.
Doane, contained in your issue of
Sunday under the caption of "Water
and Light Worse than 'Phone." I do
not wish to say anything about the
phone business, am not interested in
that controversy.
The professor complains thai, with
his own money, he had to pay $57.25
for the privilege of allowing the city
to charge him for water and light,
and further" he was forced, as cold
as it was, to wait three whole days
before water was turned into his
premises and thence to his heating
coil. Mr. Editor, if all that is true.
then somebody ought to be in jail
right now.
Here are the facts: Professor Doane
built a house on south Fourth, south
of Stewart bridge. The street has so
recently been opened that no map of
the city shows it. The city has not
yet built water and light mains on
this street, and the house in question
was some three or four hundred feet
from the mains. Professor Doane
knew when he built that house that
he would have to make those connec
tions himself: that the city had made
no connections for any of her citizens
and would make none for him.
Here is what the Professor got with
that $37.25; by joining his neighbors
he got 300 or 400 feet of service pipe;
700 feet of copper wire; one water
meter; and still has in this office to
his credit $15. Any thing wrong
about that? How much more could
a man want or ask? What has the
city asked of him that was not de
manded of every- other- citizen?
Now about being forced to wait
three days in the cold for water to
heat his plant. Here are the facts.
On November 14 the water and light
office was notified to turn on water
for Professor Doane: three hours
later the water was turned into his
members of that household, several
times during the next three days
asked why the water had not been
turned on, and were each time in
formed that the water was on. On
the third day the professor come in
somewhat indignant, and said that no
water was on at his house, and somc
tiiinir must be done, he needed the
water to heat his house. I then asked
him if he had opened the stock cock
on his feed pipe where the same en
ters th basement. He said no that
be had not. I then asked him to call
his house and have that cock opened
and then call back and say whether
or not the water was on; this was
done and the reply was that the water
was on. That is the way Prof. D. H.
Doane as forced to wait three days
for his water to heat his house.
F. E. Wilson, Rector of St.
Ambrose Church, Ex
pected to Accept.
Dr. T. W. Young, Com
mittee's Choice, Is Being
Considered Elsewhere.
The Episcopal Church of Columbia
has called to its rectorship the Rev.
Frank E. Wilson of Chicago Heights.
Word has not yet been received from
Mr. Wilson in answer to .the call. It
is believed, however, that he will ac
cept, according to C. B. Rollins, clerk
of the vestry.
The Rev. Mr. Wilson preached in
Columbia three weeks ago, and was
received with favor by the congrega
tion here. He has been rector of the
Saint Ambrose Church at Chicago
Heights for the past four years. Mr.
Wilson is a young man. He is mar
ried and has one child.
The church here has been without
a rector since last September, when
the Rev. Eugene F. Bigler resigned
to take up educational work. He is
now an instructor in the Howe Epis
copal School at Howe. Ind.
The matter of calling Dr. Thomas
W. Young as pastor of the Baptist
Church will be considered at a busi
ness meeting of the church Wednes
day night. Dr. Young, who preached
here vesterday morning and last
night, is pastor of the North Baptist
Church of Detroit. He was Invited
hr the nulnit committee to come here
as a prospective pastor. The pulpit
committee has also recommended mat
Dr. Young be called.
It is not certain that Dr. Young
will accept the pastorate if he is
called, for he has been invited to
preach in Lowell, Mass., next Sunday
9nd may be called by the congrega
tion there. He is also being consid
ered by a church in Boston.
Dr. Younc said that he was pleased
with the church and congregation
here. He is a personal friend of H.
O. Severance, having been pastor of
the Baptist Church at Ann Arbor,
Mich., when Mr. Severance was con
nected with the University of vMichi-
gan. Dr. and Mrs. Young were en
tertained at the home of Mr. Sever
ance while they were here.
Executive Conimjttee's Report to Be
Heard at Annual Meeting.
The election of nine trustees for
three years and the biennial report
of the executive committee will be
the chief object of the annual meet
ing of the State Historical Society to
be held in Academic Hall Friday.
December 13.
The executive committee will meet
at 3 o'clock and the society at 4
Tito Arrested on Charge of Carry ine
Concealed Weapons.
Sterling McCIish and William Hunt
were arrested this morning on a
charge of carrying concealed weap
ons. They were released on bonds of
$250 each to appear for preliminary
hearings next Thursday.
The charges are tne outgrow i u.
two shots that were fired at a dance
Saturday night at the home of Har
vey Wade, north of Columbia. One
shot caused a slight wound in mc
shoulder of David Sublett
FinMi West Broadway PaTing.
West Broadway, between Glenwood
and Edgewood Avenues, was opened
for traffic Saturday by Paul Price, city
engineer. For five weeks it has been
closed for paving.
License to Hnrtshnrg Couple.
A marriage license was issued this
morning to William Fromm and Mrs.
Minnie Myer. Mr. Fromm is 47 years
old and Mrs. Meyer is 43. They live
in Hartsburg.
K. C. Guyette Orders Destruction of
Supplies in Kansas City.
v r r.nvette. a food inspector, con
demned 98 packages of cocoanut, 35
packages of currants, 9 packages of
raisins. 15 pounds of smoked ham, 27
cans of sorghum, 4 jars of apple but
ter and 7 cans of tomatoes in Kansas
City last Monday. He condemned n
pounds of pork In Gallatin last inurs-
31. U. Girl Goes Home for an Oiera
tion for Appendicitis.
Miss Bob Lindsay, a senior in the
University, left last Tuesday for her
home in Carrolton where she is to
nnderco an operation for appendicitis.
The operation was to have been per-
rnrmod vesterday, but on account oi
the death of Miss Lindsay's grand
mother on that day, was postponed
until later in the week. It probably
will be next AVednesday.
Miss Lindsay is as well as can be
expected under the circumstances, and
her friends expect her back after the
Christmas holidays, to take up her
work again.
BaptM Sunday School Class Refuses
His Resignation as Tencher.
"Mv Sunday School class has not
yet accepted my resignation," said
Mr. E. W. Stephens when asked if ne
meant to quit teaching his class with
the Baptist Sunday school. If tney
accept I shall quit, if they do not I am
not certain just what I shall do."
Mr. Stephens has been teaching the
same class at the Baptist Sunday
School for twenty-five years. Two
weeks ago, just before he started on
a hunting trip in the West, he offered
his resignation. The class so far has
refused to accept, and probably will
Sunday morning was the first time
.Mr. Stephens has met the class since
his return from the hunting trip, ue
fore beginning to talk on the .csson
he told some interesting experiences
th.it he had on his trip. He was espe
cially proud of the fact that he had
killed two elk at Jackson Hole, Wyom
ing. All of his hunting was done near
Jackson Hole, a little valley south
of Yellow Stone Park.
D. A. R. Chapter to Celebrate Birthday
The Columbia chapter of the D. A.
n will celebrate its tenth anniversary
tomorrow night Prof. W. H. Pommer
xv m civi. n free musical in the univer
sity. Auditorium at 8 o'clock. The
musical is open to friends of the
Loss of n $30 Dog Owned by Emil
Emil Koch, 703 Range Line street,
is grieving today over the loss of his
$300 Airedale which he purchased
from Iowa early this fall. Mr. Koch
says he bought the dog to make a
coon and 'possum hunter out of mm.
His favorite sport is hunting at night.
The favorite pup had been sick for
the last three weeks. Much medicine
and good treatment could not cure
him and he died last night.
M. U. Men To Meet Illinois UHhersity
Y. M. C. A. Flic Saturday.
A bowling team from the Univer
sity of Missouri has arranged a game
with a team at Champaign, 111., to be
played next Saturday. The team here
has not been picked as yet but will
be chosen within few days.
The game will be with the Y. M. C.
k. or the University of Illinois, which
while not a university team, will have
several university men on It.
Musical Recital at Christian.
The students in music will give a
recital in the Christian College audi
torium at :15 o'clock tomorrow night
Services Were Held at the Bethlehem
Church Yesterday.
The funeral of Mrs. William W.
Boberts was held at, ll o'clock yes
terday at the Bethlehem Church
Burial was in the Bethlehem ceme
tery. The Rev. A. W. Pasley spoke.
Mrs. Roberts died of tuberculosis at
her home Friday night She is sur
vived by a husband and four children.

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