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$35,000 LOSS
burned more fiercely than any they losses all over the United States,
have seen, and that It was impossible "The American people have the
The gasoline in the .wrong idea in the matter of dealing
to put it out
cars, the oil and waste made it "go in with flres," said Mr. Defoe. "The dom
n Vmrfi-" T 9 lt'll . I . , ... ....
a hurry." J. M. Wall, manager, said
there were three barrels of lubricating
oil, half a barrel of cup grease and
half a barrel of non-fluid oil in the
Inant idea in this country is the extin
guishing rather than the preventing of
fires. This is all wrong. The great
Idea in medicine today is prevention
Building of the Columbia
Automobile Co.. Rnrnerl
iJk Ear This Morning.
garage at the time. Underneath the. rather than cure. Cleaning up and
sidewalk, is the gasoline storage tank sanitation are the methods. It is time
wiin a capacity or 500 gallons. There . for the newspapers and insurance
were about 100 gallons of gasoline in
Flames Probably Caused by
Defective Wiring or Spon
taneous Combustion.
this reservoir. This tank, though, is
about five feet underground.
The fire started in the back of the
garage and worked toward the front.
Two lines or hose, one for a time
handled by students, were directed on
the fire and adjoining building. The
old Duncan home at Ninth and Cher
ry, caught on fire once, also the coal
shed in rear of the Hodge residence,
immediately south. The wind carried
much of the blaze across the street
and sparks fell on the roof of the Vir
ginia liuilding. This, however, was a
gravel roof and did not catch fire.
C-. D. Crist estimates the damage to
companies to open a crusade along the
same lines for the prevention of fires.
Safer construction and taking away
inflammable material are methods."
Mr. Defoe told of the comparative
smallness of fire losses in Europe. He
compared the losses in Berlin with
those of Chicago. These cities arc
about the same size, yet the annual
fire loss In Berlin is only $175,000
while that of Chicago is $6,000,000.
Missouri Takes Early Lead
in a Fast and Hard-Played
Visitors' Left Forward Dis
qualified By Umpire for
Hitting Palfreyman.
Missouri won from Kansas in bas-
Forecast Says Colder Weather With
Temperature Above It.
Probably snow tonight and tomor
row; colder tonight with the lowest
temperature about 14, is the forecast
of the United States Weather Bureau.
The temperatures:
i a.m 27
8 a.m 2G
9 a.m 24
10 a.m 24
11 a.m 2D
12 (noon) 24
1 p.m 24
2 p.m 23
Berlin only spends $3,000 a year f0rKetDaU ,as night by the score of 2G
fire prevention, while Chicago spendsV0 20- The Tigers took the lead at
$3,000,000. Mhe beginning of the game when Pal-
frpvmnii clint ttm a.-.. ...... i ..
. .-,, ....... ..,. wlc mm (;'" iiuiii me
E. S. Stephens and W. W. ,,!"J VlrKinIa building at about $700. ' Varuum Cleaner O
Pirfl, ',, r C J Th'8 ,s from the broken windows and, Swnrner and E. II
Uanil, 111 VTCSS OllltS, ,,late glass fronts, caused from be- Walter C. Swarnei
Direct right.
field. Taaffe followed
with another field goal.
Farmer-Engineer and Freshmen-C H.
S. Teams Will Play Preliminaries.
Craig and TaafTe should te in better
condition tonight than they were las
night, according'to Prof. C. L. Drewer,
director of athletics. The game will
Dr. John Pickard Would
Show Missouri History
in State Building.
Since First Wall Painting
in 1875, Idea Has Be
come Popular.
tU. Modcrni!1) rr's loss:
Building. $4,500; insurance. $1.-
Overland car. $1,030; insurance.
liaynes car. $2,100; Insurance,
Diamond six. $2,200; insurance,
2 Ford Taxi's. $1,250; no insur
ance. Empire. $950; no insurance.
Thomas, $1,500; no insurance.
Office fixtures. $1,000; no in
surance Other loss:
Mrs. Mary Moore. liaynes car.
$2,200; insurance $1,500.
I)r Stanley Smith. Overland.
$1,050; insurance. $800.
.1 Brush and International owned
'by the Columbia Telephone Com
' pany, $750; no insurance.
Wayne B. Allen, Buick. $1,275;
no Insurance.
J. M. Wall, one Mitchell. $1,850;
insurance, $1,300.
J. M. Wall, automobile supplies,
$1,700; insured for $600.
J. N". Fellows. Rambler, cost
$1,400; no insurance.
Werz and Hutchinson, shoe re
pair shop estimated $1,000; no in
surance. Swarncr and Rucker, one vac
uum cleaner, cost $100.
J. Paul Price, motorcycle, $250.
Two popcorn wagons. $800; no
Tlrglnla Building:
Broken windows, $700; insured.
Total loss, $36,625.
large one being broken out completely, i their way through s
were cracked. At the Ferguson Dm-. last night. The st
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Scarcely a great public building is
be started by Craig and Taaffe. for- ntw erected in this country without
wards; Bernet. center; Palfreyman . provision being made for the em-
belEdat'a-rd4- !Tdt Th pamC wl,,,P-n"nt of mural paintings as dec-
T e '; r rl .. "' " . Pickard at
. ., " , "'"""""'J Assembly this morning "The matter
. ... i kuiiirn. i iirvi uinrrinir nr -.'i.i. .
Owned by W. C. " was the first time the Tigers have1 ,-,. ,' '". w"i-,s of esPec'a' interest to us now when
Rucker Burns, 'beaten Kansas in basketball since- ,., , ' . englneers wl" (,e we are to have a new state capitol
:Z . , '"""r.1. mem ser,es an" or '- own. It we do not have fil
ing it" and as the game went along.! "n ;,'.", V,,l Ung d?cora"on". may it be said that
it became rougher. Early in the first "' LnUors,t- ? School. Missouri has no history worthy of
half, "Red" Brown of the Kansas team '. J,? Kymnas,,c tcam wl " " - BIlch presentation.
1 til nit inn notivnon iitlvoa nr u i.. .
school in the fire was P"1 out by Umpire Hoover who ! ,. "" """ fe history of mural paintings in
said it was "a case of slugging." Pal-1' ' 'America begins with the year 1875."
freyman was the player whom Brown .
i. . iciue tne
amer and E. H. Ruck- 1JVJ- J"e players started in "roueh-... . .
pniniiif iio-it...i -.wl i... n.. ..' .... , ...... .... inn i." i .. ,i. . ,,Ile iresn
, " "-""-. " IUH.-I cuuiiug. ai er. juniors in tne Lonege or Agricui-
inc irginia Market, the glass in the ture, lost a gasoline vacuum cleaner,
door and two plate glass windows, the.' with which thev have boon earninir
students had the
Fouls Disqualify Three.
The Tigers had sixteen fouls called
on them. Thirteen or them were per
sonal fouls. The Jayhawkers had
only eight called on them, all of them
personal. Bernet and Palfreyman
were disqualified because of four per
sonal fouls. Weaver, the Kansas cen
ter, was also taken out of the game
for the same reason. The score at the
end of the first half was: Missouri
19, Kansas 13.
The Tigers had more chances to
shoot goals from the field than did
the Jayhawkers but many short shot3
were missed. Many of the Kansas
team's shots were straight into the
basket. The background in the gym
nasium at Lawrence is glass and the
continued Doctor Pickard,- "when
William Morris Hunt executed certain
decorative panels for the New York
state capitol at Albany. Before this
time there had .been a few attempts
That Will Be One of The to f int on wa,-ls' but wh,,e ,hcy wcre
. . , serious works and not without merit.
ruim or Ie-wrganize(l they were not in the least decorative.
They were simply easel pictures.
Trinity Church the ext.
To pretent fires as well as fight tfons of Ulc AIhany capol wen,
fires will be the purpose of the Colum- painted, the corner stone of Trinity
bia fire department under its new or- Church, Boston, was laid and later
ganization, according to Councilman ,John LafafRe was given the commis-
Department Here.
E. Sydney Stephens, who spoke today
sion to decorate it.
I "'I Vtiau cnfl f T nrn
at the Commercial Club luncheon on I. .,!,- ., ,.'....-.. , .
J . .-i....niiif, v uic nun, Uiai 11 WOUId
"Columbia's New Fire Fighting A p- have to be faulty, but this much I
paratus." would be able to accomplish, that al-
"O. L. Xorris, who is to be fire chief, i most every bit of It would he llvlnir.
ball will not take English as readily I !V"S "'ad tW years' exPerience at Sa-and would be impossible to duplicate.'
"Ul1- "" an apparatus iiKevnen tne scarroid wn tnVnn rinum
and the stained glass windows
as on wood backgrounds.
i iiii.'i. tvnn Willi fin onn....n
rntifol.. "" "HF"'iu
lOrepnla hnirl smo f ,n K. "c "'" "ave nere- "e Said. "He ai
(i'arage Which Burned Last Night.
Company, the front-door glass and I cleaner in the garage to repair it for
three plate glass windows were brok-'the spring rush in their work. They
en. At Janousek s the glass door and
two plate glass windows were broken.
Carpenters were at work this morning
did not carry any insurance. They
estimate their loss at $250. The price
of the machine was $500, but they had
The garage of the Columbia Auto
mobile Company at 108 South Ninth
treet, owned chiefly by P. W. Nieder-
yer, was burned early this morn-
lg. Fourteen motor cars were lost.
The total loss to the building, cars,
supplies and the Virginia Building op
posite will reach more than $35,000.
It was partly covered by insurance.
The Electric Shoe Repairing Shop was
in the same building.
F. W. Nledermcyer slipped on the
Icy steps of his home as he was go
ing to the fire, fell down the steps and
against a tree. He was rendered un
conscious. As soon as he recovered
consciousness, he went on to the fire.
Today, In spite of the doctor's orders
to rest, he was superintending the
clearing of the wreckage. He says
that he will re-bulld, making the new
building larger, but that it will be
used merely as storage, and not have
a repair shop.
Edward Morris, in Trying to open a
door to the garage, was overcome by
smoke. He soon recovered.
f' gro Tnrned In Alarm.
The first alarm reached the oper
ator at 12:40 o'clock and was turned
In by Ernest Douglass, the negro jan
itor at the old Cordon Hotel. His
room is on the west side of this build
ing and he noticed the light. At first
he thought perhaps someone was
working late, but the noise of an
explosion told him differently..
Four councllmen worked with fire
department which reached the fire in
a short time. They were E. S.
Stephens, W. W. Garth, W. J. Hetz
ler and Fountain Rothwell. Mr.
Garth and Mr. Stephens were return
ing from a formal party and were in
evening clothes. Mr. Garth, while on
the north side of the garage using his
overcoat as a fire shleia to protect the
men working the hose, was knocked
down Into the mud by the hose. He
Flames Spread Qiieklf.
bracing and boarding up, until new j been using it two school years.
glass can be put In. Mr. Rucker had been in Parker
At Daily Brothers' Tailoring shop, i Memorial Hospital since the latter
In the second story of the Virginia , part of January suffering from a dis
Buildlng. thirteen window-panes, three I ease of the heart. He supports his
and a half feet square, were cracked. , mother while he is in school,
and one in Venable's pool hall.
When Morris Was Overcome. '
Ed Morris, was overcome by smoke
while trying to open the large front
door of the garage. J. M. Wall, the
manager, was trying to batter down
this door from the outside, hoping
that some of the cars might be saved.
Morris entered the building through
the office intending to remove the bar
across the inside of the large door.'
The smoke choked him 'and, unable
Onner of One Had Planned to Sell It
Two peanut wagons, belonging to
Fred Dawson and Fred Morris were
destroyed in the fire. Mr. Dawson,
who worked in the Electric Shoe Re
pairing Shop, owned the larger of the
two wagons. WTien new it cost $715.
. v Ti. . ii i. i i .i. Me csmaies nis loss at about $400.
in IirMthn ho TAlI nnnif into trip nmoAl -
. y ..... .- . - Air. Morris, who had his stand at
and was dragged out by G. D. Crist
Mr. Morris, however, counts him
self lucky. He had been keeping his
car at Mr. Neldermeyer's garage.
Last night as he was turning the cor
ner on to University avenue, the ma
chine broke down and he was forced
to leave it all night, with lights lit.
in front of the Columbia Club, one
block down from the fire.
Mr. Niedermeyer'8 desk and letter
files were carried out last night, but
this is all that was saved. Mr. Wall
said that perhaps the man who first
saw the fire might have been able to
have saved a car or two, but it was
impossible to do so when he arrived.
The fire also burned In two one of
the telephone company's cables and
about forty telephones are out of ser
vice today.
Eighth and Broadway, estimates his
loss at about $200. He carried no in
surance. Mr. Dawson had planned to sell his
wagon today.
Men who have attended many Area
in Columbia say this one perhaps
Prof, Defoe Says American People
Think Only of Extinguishing Them.
Prof. L. M. Defoe, acting mayor, said
this morning that he was not at the
fire and did not know the particulars
as to its origin and cause. He said
that since the whole building was
aflame before the alarm "was turned
in. the fire department could have
done little, even If the new motor fire
truck had been used. Dr. Defoe thinks
that It was such a fire as could not
have been extinguished by the best
When asked the significance of the
many recent fires In Columbia, the
acUng mayor said tHat they have the
same meaning as do the enormous fire
Students Would HaTe Savitar Dedi-
rated to Dean Hinton.
The classes in the School of Law-
met this morning and appointed J.
C. Young, A. R. Thomas and E. L.
Breckner a committee to make plans
for the stunt which will be given by
that division during Stunt Week to
take the place of the mock trial here
tofore given by the junior class.
Another committee, composed of
Carl S. Hoffman, Paul T. Graves and
Miron WMtters. was appointed to con
fer with the management of the Sav
itar and try to get this year's number
dedicated to E. W. Hinton. dean of
the School of Law.
dribbling that has been seen in Roth
well Gymnasium this season.
Missouri used seven men in the I
game. Kansas used eight. The Tiger
guards kept up their reputation estab
lished at Lawrence, in the recent
games with Kansas and allowed the
Jayhawker forwards only two field
The Kansas team did not arrive un
til late. They missed train connec
tions at Centraiia.
In a Strong-Man Stunt
Between halves the rooters were en
tertained by Horace Weltmer with a
bar bell stunt. The bar weighed 105
pounds. It was a new form of en
tertainment to Missouri students and
he was cheered repeatedly.
The line up:
Missouri: Taaffe. r. f.; Craig. 1. f.:
Bernet, Hyde, c; Palfreyman, Stern,
r. g.; Edwards (Cap), 1. g.
Kansas: Sprcull, r f.; Brown. Hite.
Smith, 1. f.; Weaver; Boehm, c; Dun
mire, r. g.; Greenlees, (Capt), 1. g.
Summary Goals from field Taaffe
3, Craig 2, Bernet 4, Palfreyman 1.
Edwards 1, Hyde 1, Sproull 2, Weaver
3, Dunmire 1, Greenlees 1. Free
throws Taaffe 2 out of 8, Sproull 3
out of 10, Brown 2 out of 4, Smith 1
out of 2. Umpire, Hoover (Baker);
referee, Greene, (Dennison U.) ; scorer,
Magee (Missouri).
so has. studied fire prevention as well
as fire fighting. Mr. Norris will be ex
officio building and plumbing inspec
tor. An assistant fire chief will Up
appointed and two more men will
sleep at the station in order to be on
nana wiien the alarm is turned in.
These men will take part in fire drills.
We believe that the city will get bet
ter service from trained men than
from volunteers."
Mr. Stephens said that with the
new fire truck it would be possible to
reach the farthest point in the city
within ten minutes after the call had
been received. It is possible for the
truck to go 60 miles an hour.
We expect the new motor truck
here Saturday or Monday," he said.
I am sure It would have done good
service last night. Those who were
at the fire. I am sure will agree that
Columbia has a very unique fire de
partment. Xot many cities afford
dress suits, boiled shirts and pumps
as uniforms for their firemen. You
can expect the department to respond
In good form to any call sent in before
the new equipment arrives."
in place, America possessed for the
first time a complete and beautiful
piece of interior decoration.
Shows Development of Book.
"From this time on mural painting
was fairly well established. An in
teresting bit of mural decoration is
the representation of the development
of the book, a series in the Library of
Congress, by John W. Alexander. It
shows first the manuscript book, print
ing, the first sheet which came from
tle press, and other developments.
Hotel decoration is a broad field, too.
However, it should be remembered
that to place a painting on the wall
I does not make It a mural decoration."
Mrs. Barnes Was Named as Executrix
of the Estate.
The will of B. L. Barnes who died
recently at his home near Sturgeon,
was filed in the Probate Court today.
Mr. Barnes named his wife, Annie
Barnes, as executrix of the estate. He
left her all the property with the ex
ception of one dollar each to his seven
sons Joseph B., Archibald, William
F., Laten, Paul and Samuel; and his
two daughters, Mrs. Mary J. Batton
and Mrs. Nellie M. Kaufman.
Winner of This Prize to Represent
M. V. In State Contest.
The Stephens Medal, founded by the
late James L. Stephens of Columbia,
will be awarded March 28 instead of
at commencement as has been the
custom. The general subject is "In
ternationalism." The speeches must
be in the hands of the committee by
March 17. They must be typewritten
and signed by assumed names, the
writers' real names being in sealed en
velopes. No speech shall exceed six
teen minutes. The annual interest on
$500 Is devoted to the prize.
The contest is open to all members
of the graduation class of the Univer
sity of Missouri except holders of A.
B. degrees who are studying for high
er degrees in the Graduate School.
The winner of the Stephens prize
will represent the University of Mis
souri in the state contest of the Na
tional Peace Association entered into
by all Missouri schools. A prize of
$75 is offered.
The winner of the state prize will
represent Missouri at the inter-state
contest of the NaUonal Peace Asso
ciation at the meeting in St Louis the
first week in May. The inter-state
prize is $100.
Lieut. Sebastian Has Not Yet Recruit
ed a Company for Mexico.
It looks as If the young men of Co
lumbia do not care to go to Mexico.
H. G. Sebastian, first lieutenant of
Company G, National Guard of Mis
souri, is having trouble to find forty
five young men to join his company.
"When I received orders to recruit
a company of fifty-five men, I had no
tices printed in the newspapers, but
only ten responded and we wanted
forty-five," said Lieutenant Sebastian
this morning. "Lieutenant Karl Bost
wick of the colonels' staff was here
last Sunday and inspected the quar
termaster's department. Through his
recommendation, we will receive, with
in a few days, complete field equipt
ment for a company of seventy-five
men. He also recommended that
placards be posted around town ask
ing for volunteers.
"Some of the fellows here say they
would like to join the company if
they were sure they would not have to
go to Mexico. Others say they would
like to join if they thought there was
any chance of getting to go, but they
did not want to do the drilling and
not get to fight"
College of Agrirnltare to Ran Special
Over M. K. k T.
The College of Agriculture of the
University will send put another spec
ial dairy and poultry train. The ex
hibits will be explained and lectures
will be given by Prof. C. H. Eckles;
P. P. Lewis, president of the State
Board of Agriculture; P. M. Brandt, J.
Kelly Wright Prof. H. L. Kempster
and T. E. Qufsenberry.
The trip will be over the Missouri.
Kansas and Texas Railroad. Three
stops will be made each day. Eigh
teen towns will be visited. These are:
Pilot Grove, Green Ridge, Windsor,
Shell City, Montrose, Walker, Leeton.
East Lynne. Holden, Fayette, Madison,
Paris, Rochcport. Hartsburg, Mokane,
Augusta, Marthasville and Rhineland.
No live stock except poultry will be
taken. Two cars will be taken. One
will contain poultry exhibits, the oth
er will have feed and dairy exhibits,
tke object of the latter will be to show
the proper methods of feeding dairy
cattle and of preparing the feed. The
cars are here and the exhibits are
now being made up.
Senate Confirms Cantors.
The state senate has confirmed the
appointments of A. D. Norton!. St
Louis; Sam Sparrow, Kansas City;
S. L. Baysinger, Rolla; as members
of the Board of Curators of the Uni
versity of Missouri.
Charge of laHdellty h Broaght Against
Mrs. Elsie Barks.
Marvin L. Burks of Boone County,
filed suit today for divorce from his
wife, Elsie Burks. The petition states
that he married her May 16, 1912 and
that he and his wife lived happily to
gether until last January. At this
time, he claims, his wife kept com
pany with other men and attended
dances with them.
Negro Fine for Steallag a Sheep.
Dude Cochran, a negro, pleaded
guilty in police court today to a
charge of stealing a sheep from the
city stock yards on December 4, 1912.
He was fined $10 and costs. The
sheep was owned by Thomas Tandy.
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