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Cartridge in Street Exploded
by Wagon, Shot Smashes
id There's a Hole in the
Glass to Vouch for This
"Fair aad Warner," Says, the UaRea
States Weather FancMt
Hero is what the Baited States
Weather Bureau has to say about the
brand of weather that will be con
sumed in Columbia toaight aad to
morrow: "Fair toaight and Thurs
day; warmer toaight; temperature
above freezing." The temperatures:
7 a-- 30 u aia. 50
8 a- 35 12 (noon) 53
.m. 33 1
10 a.m. u 2
Twenty-six Out of Seventy
two Firms Get Good
Grade From Inspector.
If you doubt this story there is a
hole in the window to Drove it
&' A coal wagon ran bver a 44-callber
?Tvnlver cartridge on North Eiehth
?"" w -,---
,.street at 10:30 o'clock this morning,
the cartridge exploded and shot a hole
la the plate glass window of the Peck
,Drng Store on Broadway.
'. The bullet traveled about CO yard3,
""from the street in front of the Adams
Jewelry Store, 7 North Eighth street,
across Broadway to the drug store
$ front at SOI Broadway. The bullet
i, shattered a hole in the plate glass
about the size of the crown of a derby
first it was thought that the
was fired at someone on the
street from a second-story window.
But men nearby saw smoke under a
jawing coal wagon and guessed the
wagon had run over a cartridge. After
a snort searcn Kugene Hieamann
ifwnd another loaded' cartridge in
-front of the Adams Store. The con
jr fission was that sQme one had care-
vMtsIy dropped the cartridges and the
tlA If
is--At the report pedestrians on the
If street thought an automobile Ure had
burst The men in the Peck Drug
llfttore thought someone had let drop a
bottle or had broken a show case when
Ifcthey heard the glass shatter. The bul-
entercd the plate glass window
the. west side, not much above the
height of a man's head.
The only damage was to the plate
1ass, valued at $20.
rA man standing near the window
M the only person who admits he
as scared. But he' Just jumped a
Jtttle, he says.
. 8. U. Society Aaaeaaees Examlaa-
tiea week Program.
The M. S. U. DebaUng Society will
hold Its regular meeUngs during ex
aminaUon week. February 1 the pol
icy of regulated compeUtion as a so
luUon of the trust problem will be
discussed. G. W. Rutherford and L.
E. Pope favoring its adoption by the
federal government and T. E. Black
burn and J. V. Billings opposing this
That merchant ships of all nations
should be subject to some toll in pass
ing through the Panama Canal, is the
subject for February 8. J. C. Toung
and E. K. Lutes will take the affirm
ative, G. W. Turner and J. P. Bufflng
ton the negative.
Restaurants Are Worst, Only
Two Making High
Blaze in Marshall Walker's
Home Caused by Over-
heated Flue.
:fwei'8 CItIc Leagae to Discuss
y' Problems Tomorrow.
f The Women's Civic League will dis-
'esss health conditions here, methods
ef getting a cleaner city, enforcing
ftmarantlno and the matter of noon
ilaach for high school studenU.
-any people live too far from tne
sehool to go home at noon and it has
Wen suggested that lunches might be
prepared In the high school building.
The meeting will be held at 2 o'clock
3a the circuit court room. It is call-
led by the committee of education and
Membership to begin the organization
JkV'istrlct leagues.
''J. Chairman will be appointed for
each or tbe seventeen districts, next
.VreV thn chairmen will call meeting
ri their sections to effect permanent
organizations and elect officers. The
strict leagues will hold monthly
meetings, beginning In February, to
take up problems of their sections of
Ike city and of Columbia in general.
The forerunner of tne women a
.Civic League was in the mass raeet-
ng the women of Columbia held last
spring before the local election.
The mass meeting was followed by
Meetings held in the homes of public
spirited women, with addressee by
'eetslde speakers. These meetings
showed that te women as a whole
stood together on city problems of a
oral nature.
An overheated flue from a fire built
in the furnace to dry out the plaster
ing caused a blaze last night that
damaged a house belonging to Mar
shall Walker on Rosemary lane.
Some one passing by about 8:30 stop
ped at the home of Mr. Walker's fath
er, H. R. Walker, and noUfled him that
the house next door was on fire.
The house was practically finished
and Mr. Walker had hoped to move
in early in February. He says that
at present be can not estimate the
loss exactly, but that it might reach
$1500. He had taken out a policy for
$1,000 only last Saturday.
Chief Newman was in bed when the
alarm was turned in, but reached the
fire within twenty minutes after the
call. With hose barely long enough
to reach to the house and depending
on volunteer help, he did effective
work. He said he could have put out
the fire in a much shorter time if he
had had enough hose.
J. A. Weathers was building the
tsAeetjIeae Apparatns fer Use ea
K'.Aay Metal Is Only (toe Hen.
tie School of Engineering yester
y received a new oxy-acetylene ap
paratus welder. It consist of aa
oxygen tank, a generating tank and
wher apparatus.
This machine is being used much,
especially in automobile shops, to
weld metal where the heat of the
force is insufficient The method Is
to place broken casting la the lame
pad add some of the same kind of
etal. The two, when melted face
Into each other causing the weld. Tt
s the only apparatus of the Ida
Frizes Will Be Award wiaaers la
First Aaaaal Efeat ia May.
The first annual grain Judging con
test promoted by J. C Hackleman, in
structor ia agronomy, will be held in
May previous to examination week.
This contest is open to all students
enrolled in the College of Agriculture
who have completed a course in grain
The contest will consist of the Judg
ing of corn, wheat and oats, and the
commercial grading of grain. A
prize will be awarded to the winner
of each contest However, no sradent
will be allowed to wis in more than
one contest Twenty-lire dollars wfll
be awarded to the one making the
highest total score.
8everal business concerns have
shown Interest ia the contest Awards
have been obtained from the Missouri
Cora 'Growers' AasociaUoa. the Mer
chants' Exchange of 0t Lasts aad the
Archiaa Seed Store of Sedalia. The
Frisco' Railroad haa also slgailed Its
willlagaees to help.
Of seventy-two Columbia stores,
meat markets, restaurants, boarding
houses and hotels listed in the tele
phone, directory, 36 per cent were
rated "good" by the state food and
dairy department recently. In other
words there are now twenty-six such
places in Columbia that are rated
"good" from the sanitary standpoint.
This is a remarkable increase in
the last five years. In the first inves
tigation here five years ago less than
a half-dozen firms were given a clean
bill of health.
Of the thirty-five grocery stores
listed in the telephone directory, four
teen were given a good rating by the
pure food department Those that re
ceived a good rating, or a rating of 7i
per cent or over, are: Virginia Mark
et,, L. C. Smith, Weir & Masters, A.
B. Long. L. W. Berry, J. D. Van Horn,
J. D. Vaughn, H. G. Kohlbusch, W. B.
Nowell, J. H. Lytclillter, W. W.
Payne, J T. Leebrick, W. W. Cross
white and J. J. Brady. The last three
named are in the north .part of town,
while the others are in the downtown
Six of the ten butcher shops hav
ing telephones were given a high rat
ing, one receiving 32 per cent the"
highest rating of any store In Colum
bia. In the proportion ot clean stores
to total number, the Columbia butcher
shops are more sanitary than any
other class of food supply houses.
None of the butcher shops" were rated
lower than SI per cent Those that
were given a good rating are; Vir
ginia Market H. R. Richards, C. F.
Rogers, Cash Meat Market and Hetz
ler Brothers.
Of the' dozen or more restaurants
and lunch counters in Columbia, only
two received a good rating. One was
the University Dining Club and Cafe
teria on the campus, and the other
was the Virginia Grill. They were
rated 85 per cent and 84 per cent
respectively. One restaurant rated
as low as 15 per cent
Both of the Columbia hotels were
Investigated in December. Only one,
the Powers Hotel, received a rating of
"good," or over 80 per cent
Only three cafes and boarding
houses near the campus were investi
gated. They were the Palms, Pem
berton Hall and Sampson Apartments.
Their scores were as follows: Palms,
79 per cent; Pemberton Hall, 86 per
cent and Sampson Apartments dining
room, 86 per cent '
' OA i . 1 ,
Prof. F. P. Spalding Tells
How Macadam Highways
May Be Ruined.
Effect of Heavy Auto Traffic
Explained in Lecture to
Engineering Class.
pab Members to Speak at Lnaehesa.
Tne Columbia Commercial ClabWlll
their regular weekly luaeheea at
Virginia Grill tomorrow. .Talks
111 be made by members 1
jt-of-town speakers are
Fear Are Made BMrJet BaVera
Bebekafe Ledge, '
Fear Columbia wemesrare saw of
ficers ia District No. u or Keaeaaa
Lodges. At the assembly of this, dis
trict held lis Mexico this week. Mrs.
Ola Speneer. who Uvea at 1M Rogers
street, was elected prealdeat. aaa Mrs.
ri.r rfeklia. 1991 Wilkes feeale-
Yird; waa-eleeted secretary.
M(sa Faaale Martlnef , 311 Christian
College aveaae waa appelated marshal
by tie presMeat aad Mrs. Id Raid
was appointed chaplsta
The aest awetsag ef.iriet No.
31 will be aekf lii $" "
Robert E. Lee Papfls Will Sell Things
They Hare Made.
Needle-bags, sashes, laces, .dust
caps, fancy bags, doll clothes and
many 'other hand made articles wil)
be offered for sale at the Robert E.
Lee school Friday afternoon. All the
articles' were 'made by the pupils and
patrons of the school. The object of
the sale is to get money for new
library books and pictures.
. The "mystery sale," as the children
have called it will offer -boxes of
unknown contents -at lft and lfT 'cents
each. The purchaser of the box wjlj
get 'something worth the amount paid
aad may' get a prize article.
"In many of the boxes we hare plac
ed 'articles worth more than the
price," said Miss Joy FewaaUth, a
teacher ia the Lee School, "and la
ch there is something worth the
amount asked."
Lillian Hart the 6-year-old daugh
ter of the Rev. M. A. Hart aad Aaaa
Katharyne Sykes, 6 years old aad a
daughter of John E. Sykes. are the
youagest contributors to the sale.
Lilllaa has gives a baby bib ot her
owa make, and Aaaa contributed a
doll's drees. The sale will be held
at S'o'cleek.
When an automobile on a macadam
road- flashes by in a cloud of dust,
that road has suffered loss. A very
slight loss in any one case, but the
aggregate of the dust clouds day after
day represents a considerable part of
the road that has been blown away.
"A good macadam road will be
ruined by heavy automobile traffic un
less something is done to keep down
the dust," said Prof. F. P. Spalding in
a lecture to the class 'in automobile
engineering last night "The automo
bile tends to pulverize the surface of
macadam and to throw the dust off
the road. Oiling is the best scheme
for protecting macadam roads from
auiomoDiip tranic. Crude oil Is not
good. An oil that will flow freely at
ordinary temperature Is best A road
must not be used for several day saft-
er oiling so that the o:l may soak in
Missouri Roads Bad.
"Our Missouri roads as a rule are
in bad shape due in many cases tD
the way the work is handled. The
majority of our roads are of dirt. The
more expensive roads are impractical.
The problem is what to do with our
dirt roads. Proper drainage and keep
ing the surface smoothed out will
keep them in shape.
"Dragging will do better than any
other method. Of course the road
will get bad in the winter but it need
not get .to be a sea of mud. A road
sbeuldjte dragged when ,he dirt Is
Just wet eaoagh'to- pack" down welL
Macadam Bead, Lasts Leas;.
"The macadam road is used much
in the East This type of road con
sists of a surface of coarse rock over
an ordinary dirt road. A layer of
finer rock is filled in between the
coarse rock. The whole is then
smoothed out and beaten down. These
roads have stood traffic well in the
"Another road is known as the
bituminous macadam road. It differs
from the ordinary macadam in that
some sort of bituminous material is
used to- fill in between the coarse
stones rather than finer stone. The
paving on Bass avenue is of this type.
''Concrete Is growing in use as pav
ing for roads. It makes an excellent
road for the automobile. It is not
so good as the dirt road for horse
Mr. Spalding thinks the best meth
od of raising money lor roads is by
state appropriation.
Parcels Improperly Stamped Meld la
Oftee Here.
The use of the parcel post ia Co
lumbia' is gradually Increasing.
Aierc.laaio are uiu.k it more and
mors sending goody to customers.
There is still disregard of regulations
on the part of some. Packages are
held over at the local office that have
been mailed with regular stamps in
stead of the special rarcel stamps.
Parcels aro still being deposited in
the street boxes which is contrary to
E. A. Remley, postmaster, says that
it Is hard to impress upon the public
the simple rulea laid down by tha
department But he th'nks that tbe.e
difficulties will soon be eliminated.
Mr. Remley believes that the parcsl
post system will be extended as soon
as the facilities can be had. ''The
weight limit will likely be greatly in
creased and the size of packages ex
tended. If the system fc satisfactory
the present law will only be a feeler
seeking the way whs.i compared with I
the more useful system to be estab
lished." He says that in California the ex
press companies are already lower
ing their rates to equal those of the
Miss Eliza Lowry Bequeaths
fund for Needy of Con
gregation Here.
William Woods College and
Christian Orphans'Home
Also Remembered."
Course Will Be Given For First Time
Next Semester.
A course in bee culture will be giv
en for the first time in the University
of Missouri next semester. It will be
open to students in the College of Ag
riculture and arts and science, as an
elective. It will 'be a two hour
course, with one lecture and
laboratory period a week.
The horticultural department will
get several colonies of bees for this
course including all necessary equip
ment for the handling of them. This
will include an observation hive made
of glass, enclosed in shutters, which
can be removed, thus allowing the
students to see the bees at work.
This hive will be placed in a window
in the laboratory In such a way that
the bees can get out and In to gather
This course will take up the hand
ling of bees, such -as feeding, hiving.
habitats and robbing. The class will
visit some of the large apiaries dur
ing the semester. It will be under the
direction of Leonard Baseman, profes
sor of entomology.
Methodists to Have Special Slagteg by
. w fiaveaDergcrf Jr.
The revival services to be conduct
ed at the'Methodlst Church will be
gin Sunday, February 23, aad will
continue two weeks or more. The
plans for the meeting are sot all com
pleted, but committees are being
formed to' look after the details, and
the' services frosanow oa will 'be in
preparation for the revival.
The singing, which will be a special
feature' of he revival, 'will bV under
the dlrectios of E. W. Pfaffeaberger,
Jrl, wheeeThome is la Booavllle. He
comes here from the Chicago Bureau
of Evangelistic Sdagers.-'
The Rev; a W, Tadlock will preach
at the services.
College of Agrkaltare Fiads Demand
for Capable Mea Exceeds Sappiy.
Prof. D. H. Doane returned today
from a trip through the western part
of the state visiting counties that are
making arrangements for county
advisers.' Twelve counties have bow
either made arrangements to employ
advisers or already have them.
Buchanan and Jackson counties
have applied for men. Jackson Coun
ty wants two men. Many of the farms
of that county are owned by Kansas
City business men who lease them or
hire managers. At a meeting two
weeks ago at Independence it was de
cided to hire a county adviser and an
The county advisers are sent out
from the College of Agriculture under
three-year contracts. They must be
graduates of agricultural colleges
who have "made good" since leaving
school. Thus far there baa been diffi
culty la finding' mea for the places.
A fund for the use of deserving poor
members of the Christian Church of
Columbia, who on account of sickness
or misfortune are unable to pay their
church assessments, is provided In
the will of Miss Eliza E. Lowry,
which was filed for probate yesterday.
"This Is a form ot charity unusual
in the will-making of Boone County,"
said John F. Murry, probate Judge,
this morning.
After the payment of specified items'
and bequests and all costs, the re
mainder of the estate is to be given in
trust to H. H. Banks for the purpose
of creating a permanent fund to bo
lent at best obtainable interest Tho
interest from this money Is to be
used in paying church assessments or
to give such other aid as may be nec
essary to the deserving poor of the
church to which Miss Lowry belonged.
The members who are to receive this'
aid are to be selected by the clerk of
one the church and approved by the trus
tees, who shall take the clerk's re
ceipt for the amount paid.
Miss Lowry made bequests for sev
eral of her neighbors, to whom she
felt indebted for kindnesses. They
are Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Smith, who
will receive $1,000; Mr. and Mrs.
W. U. Billingsly, also $1,000, and Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Bush to whom $500
was given. Miss Ella A. Johnson and
Miss Irene B. Johnson also will re
ceive $500 each. Twenty-five dollars
was given to William Lowry, her only
will says. "' .j
William Woods College of Fultofl
was wiued $500 to oe aaaea to ibq ,
permanent endowment fund. The ,
Christian Orphans' Home of St Louis
will receive $1,000 for its endowment
The will was made September ",
1910. It was witnessed by M. D. Lewis
and C. B. Sebastian. H. H. Baaks
was made administrator.
j . '
Therem to be a mass meeting at 1
CeHesje FaeaMy la BeeHaL
The CartaUaa College School of
Music gave a faculty recital la the
college auditorium last Bight Miss
Mary L. Barks, pJaalat was' aasleted
by Keliey L. Alexander, baritone, aad
Mies Math Shank, accompanist: The
aext reeital wiH be. givea Taeaia
aight February 11, by Hearr V.
Stearaa, "piaatot assisted t? Miss
mile Gearing, sepraae.
Sefceel as a Wfteie Iadenes "Stoat
Weekt-Frtgwiai Net Ptoaaea.
The sludeatsHla 'the Schobl'oi Law
iadorsed "stoat week" this morniag
at a meeting of the whole department.
They wi'l give their stunt at the same
tlsMf M'thwaf' the' 'other' depart
ments ia the University. It hariiot
been decided waat class wilF have
charge of the stoat or what It will be.
A Z$tS 1 BvvflO vMHHjJT rTMfQtKJ$
Bays L. BV Blee.
Several gold eoia were passed
over the couater of the eoaaty collec
tor's oflce yesterday. It la seldom
that' persons pay their taxes la geML
"It must be a alga of Boone Ceaaty
prosperity,' remarked L. H. Rice,
who was ia the offee.
Biddy Herself Gave Evidence AaJsMt
' CeatraBa Negre.
One hundred aad fifty dollars tor
one chicken. Pretty high price aad
he didnt get the chicken, either.
It was this way: Frank Jackson,
a Centralis negro, was not particular
Just, how he got his chickens or wkea
he got them. So he took a Plymouth
Rock hen from near the house of Mr,
and lira. William WIggaas, and at
high noon at that .Mrs. WIggaas saw
him, and notified the local poultry
dealer to keep a lookout for him.
He sold the chicken for 69 cents.
The marshal' got ike fowl aad to prove
the old adage that "chickens will cease
home to roost" set the biddy dewa '
ia a lot near the WIggaas bene.
Straightway she west te roost, lad
ing her way to the right roost through- -four
different gates. "
This was about all the proof sgatast "
Fraak. Mrs. WIggaas wemM aet tar. !
positively that it waa her aea, neither
would Mr. WIggaas, hat they hot
said she "seemed mighUly 'kt hosae.''
The jury evidently thought she waa'
"at home," aa they aaseased a ftwtf
$59 aad costs, watch makes the total'
at least $159.
The case waa tried here today be
fore Police Justice 'Stocktea: c
J. X. Wright Is ea Ltitoss Tear.
J. Kelly Wrighi farm tostkato 'lec
turer at the State Beard of Acrleal-
Y. W. C. A. Wnamr T.
The regular afestacslts Y. W.
a X- win be held ac;4:9 a'etoek to
morrow aftoraeeeTTsere Je.to be'
Charity Flaa far Lea
The St. Agaee GaUd ef the 1
Church met yesterday aftorae? wet
Mrs. W. L. Heary at 'tie Athena, B3e?
teL'toaa weV dtoeuaeVd' 'far' the
charity werk to 1 mS'4mrtfhmit
Toe galll war raaaltedv the 4ati
week to .December, aad eaaafeta naaa) : '
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