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University Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1908-1916, January 27, 1913, Image 2

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W. E. Mall. T. 8. Bbomb, Iran H.
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i aa secead-daas aaH autter.
Two DoHara a Tear by Carrier or Mall.
Addreaa atl eomataalcatlona to
Columbia. MuaoarL
University of Missouri student are
inclined at times to long tor a few
touches of urban life. There are
times when they are apt to regard
Columbia as a tedious place. In
discouraged moments they wish for a
change to relieve the prosaic
It is true, Columbia is a prosy city
if its lack of urban amusements is
considered. This lack, however.
makes Columbia most desirable from
the standpoint of the 'University stu
dent It provides a place free from
attractions that would seriously di
vert the mind and make study more
It is well to enumerate the advan
tages as well as the disadvantages.
There are no street car fares to pay.
The student is shuffled in and out
several times each year over a de
crepit branch. line, but he knows
none of the vexations of the regular
commuter. He makes 8 o'clock
classes, but does not have to run for
an 8 o'clock train. There ia no long
succession of pluvial days such as
those which moisten the clothes and
dampen the spirits of students in
Berkeley and Ann Arbor.
Think of the student in Chicago
who spends several hours each day
being whirled about in street cars to
reach his classes. For city schools
have their buildings grouped -about a
compact quadrangle.
True, Columbia lacks the carbaret
and clanging street cars. Only the
motor bus does a modest part in pro
viding a little din. It's a quiet and
secluded little city, where the student
can study andiprogress in the work
he came to the University to accomplish.
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Now we heHeve wKh all er alga
la asmlpc thlaga eerrectly; 'ate-
sriaaiag a we eaanet stand, e'ea
though daae eiKaatspeetly. Bat
there's a Usatt Wall things, aa wiser
aae have said., Taia sidewalk had
bo side at all, tat Jut a top instead;
to lire aa to Its aaaae It stood oh edge
within its aed.
And then the men who tried to go
oat to the gym were worried; the
walk was like a steep hillside they'd
tall off if they harried. But when
one winter morn the walk waa cov
ered o'er with sleet, so slick not e'en
a centipede could stand upon Its feet,
each man who stepped upon this walk
without delay Hltt street
Now some of you will smile no
doubt In pity or derision, and think
to make a pun like that deserves
electrocision: but it you know the
walk we mean, unshovelled of its
slickness, and if you ever tried to
walk along this walk with quickness,
you know Just how we feel; so please
forgive this verse its sickness.
whitG&i kind As siiMMw M&tBiV
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Library yault Romance in The
Dickens Letters.'
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Birds, 'were formerly looked upon
as" little-more than targets for small
"jit t 4.-T
:loys..,IThe farmer thought they did
tnothing' but -eat his grain, and that
did not arouse ils appreciation.
Others thought thatturds did nothing
but sing and chatter near the window
at daybreak when sleep was more
agreeable than any music
' Quite recently, scientific agricul
turlsts have shown that most birds
are among the- best workers on a
farm. Without wages, they .prevent
thousands of dollars damage to crops
each year by catching harmful
Three bills, providing federal pro
tection for migratory "birds, are now
before Congress. Congress has re
fused several times to pass such a
law, because it was objected that
such a statute would be unconstitu
tional. But there is a precedent for
such protection now, for two federal
lawB protect migratory fish, even
when found in waters entirely under
the control of states. However, the
constitutionality of these laws has
never been passed upon. Considering
this and the fact that the states are
shamefully neglectful of the ques
tion, there is need for' national legis
lation. But the birds do more than eat
weed-seed and catch bugs. They
withstand the cold of fickle spring to
tell of the leaves and lowers that are
Xo come. They make summer the
better with their songs and some
can really sing. They give music, and
shew what ia beautiful by their
colors. Ia retarn. Uncle Sam should
.give them protection.
Missouri, all too poor in monu
ments to the memory of its great
men, will have one more monument
If the bill proposed in the state sen
ate by Senator W. G. Busby, of Car
rollton, becomes a law. Senator Bus
by's bill provides an appropriation of
110,000 for the election of a suitable
statue of bronze or stone in the pub
lic or courthouse square of Carroll
ton to the memory of Brigadier Gen
eral James Shields. ,
Few Missourians have had a more
distinguished and honorable career
than General Shields. No other citi
zen of this or any state served, as
did General Shields, as United States
Senator from three states. He filled
with distinction high public place in
Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri and
represented each of these states in
the United States senate. The na
tional government erected a monu
ment at his grave near Carrollton.
Illinois Installed his statue In Statu
ary Hall in Washington. Minnesota
will erect a statue of him in St Paul
this winter.
His long, useful life, his high char
acter and his public service may well
be commemorated by the statue pro
posed. The bill offered by Senator
Busby should become a law.
Echoes of Yesterday,
We know a sidewalk In this town
It surely is a alppia. When the folks
apt it try te staai, they feel them
selves a-sUffte'- !' Ut -crate
white and saseeth; K stirs ear
Five Tears Age.
The Statesman printed a biography
of Dr. A. Ross Hill, who had been
elected president of the University the
week before.
At a local option meeting. Presi
dent K. H. Jesse and Dean H. J.
Waters argued for a dry Columbia.
Tea Tears Age.
Wood sold at 4 a cord.
There waa a small blaze In the
Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Hitt
F. A. Sampson returned from New
York, where he attended a meeting
of the American Historical Society.
The University had a chess club.
Thirty-nine students enrolled in the
College of Agriculture to take the
short course la agriculture. "This 1b
a larger number than have ever be
fore taken the course."
Ground was broken for a large un
derground tank from which all the
University buildings were to be sup
plied with water.
The work of arranging a football
schedule had begun.
Fifty Tears Age.
The University advertised board at
S&25 a week.
The Columbia Statesman printed
rumors of peace.
It had been dose, almost stifling,
la the vault all afternoon. A girl
who had.heen worktog sweag the eM
musty books far hears now sat with
her head resting om the table among
the stacks of maaaseripts .and bound
volumes. A single electric light from
the center- of the ceiling llluaiaateJ
the vault showiag the rows upoa
rows of steel doors and drawers
which lined the walls. A few of these
were unlocked and standing half
open disclosed more drawers, smaller
and more private, far back ia their
recesses. The air was so heavy It
seemed as though .one might grasp t
with his fingers. The very silence of
the place was oppressive.
Gently, noiselessly, as though a
soft breeze bad passed through the
room, the leavea of the manuscripts
stirred and a trembling mist seemed
to rise from them. Then came a aoft
humming noise. The mists separated
and shadowy forms appeared hovering
close about the girl at the table. She
raised her head drowsily. Each filmy
figure seemed eager to attract her at
tention first All talked at once, but
their combined voices sounded- no
louder than a whisper.
The girl shook her head in a puzzled
way. "I don't understand," she murmured.
A Spirit EznUas.
Then one form, dimmer and more
illusive than any of them, came, for
ward. His strange garments were
frayed and yellow with age. His ges
tures and speech were strange, too,
and though he seemed to be explain
ing, the girl only frowned and shook
her head the more.
"Here, old fellow, you'll have to let
me explain, she can't understand you.
She is a modern American girl. Don't
suppose she. has. even heard of you.'
The girl was rather startled by the
new voice and the figure which push
ed toward her. Did this man belong
among the ghostly beings which sur
rounded her? To be sure, his dress
was a little old fashioned, but he
seemed more human than the others
and his voice was more distinct
He smiled upon her encouragingly.
"You see," he nooded, "we are all
spirits of the old and rare books in
the University Library and -I aa the
latest spirit that has been 'added to
the collection. I am the splrttf the
University Publications and seriwve
more characteristics of real people be
cause fresh material is given to me
each year which keeps me compara
tively young and up to date.
Frem the Fifteenth Ceatary.
"The old. fogy,"- pointing to the
form which had spoken first "thinks
he Is ruler here because he is oldest!
No one knows how old he Is. He Is
the spirit of that old Mohammedan
Koran, published- seme time in the
fifteenth century, "it is supposed. He
was at one time the property of
Salif Agll and was used by the Moros
on the Island of Bassilan In the
Philippines. How did he get there?
Oh, he was presented to the library
by J. A. Stader, a former University
student who is now a second lleuten
ant in the Philippines."
The girl picked up the ancient copy
of the Koran from the table, looking
from it to the faded old spirit "Why
of course he looks Just like it" she
mused aloud. "His outer garment Is
like the brown leather binding of the
book, worn in places, with dark stains
on It like finger prints. And his oth
er garments resemble the pages,
some of them loose, with edges fray
ed and torn. But why does he alk so
"He speaks Arabic We all speak
the language our books are printed la.
There are some old relics here," con
tinued the spirit of the University
Publications ia his familiar half-Jocular
manner. "You surely have heard
of Boccaccio's 11 Decameroae here
he is, a little better preserved than
the Koran, published early ia the
sixteenth century. He la Italian, so
yon cannot understand him .either.
He's some rare old bird, he Is, worth
at least $269."
StaBffFMsn a
The girl was looking at the Uni
versity Publications ia aetenlsfcment
Slang from each a ghostlike figure
seemed incongruous. "Where did yoa
ever learn all that?" she inquired tim
idly. "Slang?" he grinned.' "I get that
from the Savitar. Thought you would
understand that better anyway." Say,
don't $oa like this old guy?" and he
apparently slapped the queer old
ghost in question on the shoulder.
though it made no sound. Without
waiting for the girl to answer, he
continued: "He to the ghost of De
Corpori Human! Fabrica' writtan by
the Flemish physician, Versallvs.
This edition came out about 1543. It
is one of the greatest books in the
world. Modern medicine began with
its publication. Versallns, yoa know,
founded the science of anatomy. He
was the first to make his own dissec
tions and draw what bo baw. His
work Is one of the great monuments
of human effort from the standpoint
of observation.
The girl glanced at the In.tdfcuse
veiling l)ing bcjlde her. "Yes, and
it 1b also a good example of early
"Oh, yes," indifferently. "These
other fellows are dying to talk to you.
None of them are quite so old aa the
ones you have already met"
"Their faces look old and their gar
ments are cut In old style, but they
seem fresh and new, as thou.h they
had ust been made."
0M Wine In New Settle.
"Well, that Is because th-3 books
themselves, that Is these editions, are
really new but the material the cou
tain is old. Here is a wealthy man of
St Louis, William K. Blxby, who has
a wonderful collection. of original. old
manuscripts from which he makes re
productions and facs'mUe copies for
private circulation. Very few of these
have ever been printed before and
since they are not for sale they are
held to be very precioui.
"Come here, Percy," waving to an
ethereal figure dre3sed in gray and
white. "This is -the ghost of Prcy
Bysshe Shelley's Notes. They arc in
three volumes and give fragments
oi poems never before published, a
view Into the poet's workshop. They
were presented by Lady Shelley to
the late Dr. Richard Garneit of the
British Museum and at the sale of his
library they were purchased by Mr.
"Here is another you might be in
terested 'in. Talk to him if you want
to. He is the spirit of- the Private
Correspondence of' Charles Dickens
and Maria Beadnell."
The girl bowed to the pathetic look
ing spirit who came forward. His
face was worn and sad but his gar
ments were a beautiful golden brown.
"Won't you tell me who Maria Bead
nell was?" she asked softly.
"With pleasure," answered the
spirit In a thin penetrating voice.
"She was the young lady with whom
Dickens had his first love affair Just
beforeae became of age. She after
wards became Mrs. Henry Winter.
She was the original Dora Spealow in
'David Copperfield' and Flora Pinch
ing in 'Little Dorrif
''How does it happen that the let
ters were never published before?"
"They were purchased from a daugh-
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The Bible College of Mis sot
offers the following courses for the second Semester, for which the I
versity grants credits: -
History of the Hebrew People, 3 hrs. Taes. Than. Sat 8 a. m.
(Another Section will be arranged it the demand Is saHcient)
Hebrew Language, 3 hrs. Time to be arranged.
Bible a. Literature. Z hr LfViI
Christian Ethics, 2 hrs. Taes. Than. 12 m.
(Another Section will be arranged if the demand is sualcient) '
Comparative Religion, 2 hrs. J8ec I Tues. Thurs. 8 a. r.
I Sec II Tues. Than. 11 a. m.
Social Teaehtnm of Jnaaa h J SC I Wed. FtL L& A
Introduction to Religious Education, 2 hrs. (Credit only in School of
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For further information call for Bible College Catalogue, or
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