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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1914
NUMBER 60 ft!
NVOLVED IN WAR
Government Thinks Ger
many Will Force Turks
To Make A mends.
Lille Is Reported To Be
Evacuated by Kai
k ser's Men.
It was announced at Washintr -
ton that the United States would
not permit herself to become in -
volved in the European warl8lone every day
through any clash with Turkey, i Saturia" afternoon,
It is expected that Germany will
cause Turkey to make amends and
repudiate the hostile acts of the
Smyrna forts toward the Ameri
can cruiser, Tennessee. The gov
ernment is waiting word from
Ambassador Morgenthau at Con-
The German artillery is contin
uing a heavy bombardment along
the northern front, but the in
fantry attacks have been aban
doned temporarily. Fierce fight
ing conUnues in Flanders. The
United Press correspondent re
ports that everywhere in France
there is evidence of a great pre
paredness for a long war. The
English are bearing the brunt of
.the attacks of the Germans at
ras. An unconfirmed report
says that the Germans have evac
Two tremendous battles are rag
ing in the Russian campaign
against East Prussia and Posen.
The Germans were forced back in
Poland toward the Warthe River.
The Turks have occupied Kalaat-
en Nakhl, seventy-five miles within
the Egyptian frontier.
By United Press. ,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. Pend
ing word from Ambassador Mor
genthau at Constantinople, it was
announced positively in behalf of
the President that the United
States will not permit herself to
become involved in the European
war through any clash with Tur
key. The German influence,
friendly to the United States, is
expected to causo Turkey to make
amends and repudiate the hostile
acts of the Smyrna forts toward
the American cruiser, Tennessee.
Ry United Press.
PARIS, Nov. 19. The German
artillery continues heavy bom
bardment along the northern front
but the infantry attacks on the
Allied lines in Flanders have been
abandoned temporarily at least,
according to an official statement
here today. Fierce artillery firing
continues in Flanders. The Ger
mans were repulsed in a fierce as
sault when endeavoring to retake
Tracy which was captured by the
Allies last week.
The BriUsh are bearing the
brunt in the terrific attempt to cut
the German lines of communica
tion north of Arras, aiming to
swing eastward and force the Ger
mans back. An unconfirmed Teport
sayB that the Germans have evac
uated Lille. Heavy cannonading
along the line from Nieuport to
Ypres is unchanged. The French
lost heavily while occupying a
small town near St Mihiel. The
Germans had mined the town and
blew It up when the French were
By William Philip Simms.
With the French army at the
front (via Paris). Nov. 19. Every
evidence of great preparedness by
France for a long war is seen
everywhere. The officers and men
are optimistic. Enormous quanti
ties of food are ready for trans
portation fo various points. Gen
eral Joffre, owing to the policy of
conservaUon of troops, held the
French losses far below those of
By United Press.
PETROGRAD, Nov. 19. Two
tremendous battles are raging In
the Russian campaign against
Bast Prussia and Posen, with the
Bussing on the offensive, the war
office elites. Russians in the
Gumbinnen-AngerbuTg front cap-
Vired'" German trenches in one
of the lake regions. The Germans
Mri fnrcfid back in Poland
toward the Warthe River.
Germans from Thorn are advanc
ing in Poland with great force.
By United Tress.
Constantinople, Nov. 19. The
Turks occupied Kalaat-en Nakhl,
seventy-five miles within the
Egyptian frontier, according to an
official Turkish statement today.
FOOTBALL AND CIIAIUTT.
It isn't often that a person can
do a charitable thing, a sympathe
tic thing, a helpful thing, and at
the same time not be discommod
ed. The essence of charity is self
Still less often is it that a per
son can aid a work of charity and
1 contribute to his own enjoyment,
ihis own Pleasure, at the same time.
iTwo blrds arent kl,led with one
one of these stlll-less-often oppor-
tunities is to be given the people
nf Pnlntnriln TUa ITli,n.nlt It
vfc VUlUIUUia. 1UC IMUVflNIIV 111
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ironi me Missouri-iiansas football
game that afternoon, using the
Unlversity Auditorium and charg-
lnir nn ndmiEainn nf ton .. ha
proceeds to b 11 d t th n i
gian relief fund.
The University of Kansas and
Lawrence already have raised a
large sum to help the Belgians.
The University of Missouri and
Columbia have done little.
We hope to "bat Kansas" in
football. Can we nut "beat Kan
sas,' too, ill charity? Missourian
readers, your answer is expected
111 TEACHERS HERE
Boone County Association
T: ..oo DU1 f
D i t" u
One hundred and eleven Boone
County teachers are in Columbia
today attending the twelfth annuat
meeting of the Boone County Teach
ers' Association. Of this number,
64 are from the rural school dis
tricts, 28 from the grade schools
and 19 from the high schools of
the county. The Association is in
session until Saturday, daily meet
ings being held in the Columbia
High School Auditorium. George
T. Porter, county superintendent
of schools, has charge of the meet
ings. Troubles of the rural school
teacher were taken up in the dis
cussion this morning. Each teach
er gave her most difficult problem
in handling her school, and any
plans she had made to combat oth
The chief troubles seemed to be
bad buildings, poor ventilaUon and
heat, lack of school supplies and
the problem of the wayward or
mentally deficient student A gen
eral complaint was the lack of
ability shown by the students in
the arithmetic and- grammar. No
suggestions were offered to rem
edy this defect.
This afternoon Dean W. W.
Charters of the School of Educa
tion of the University spoke on
"The County School Unit" Dr.
Walter Miller, professor of Latin
in the University, spoke on "The
Place of the Classics in the High
School Course." Miles C. Thomas,
a graduate of the University, gave
an address on "Grades, Grading
Tonight, at 7:30 o'clock there
will be a lecture in the Agricul
tural Auditorium under the auspi
ces of the InternaUonal Harvester
Company. The subject is the
"Dawn of Plenty." It is open to
GIRL FOUND IN CHURCH TABD
Daughter of Former Illinois May
or Beaten Into Insensibility.
AURORA, His., Nov. 19. Miss
Jennie Miller, daughter of former
Mayor of Aurora lay many hours
unidentified in the hospital, after
she had been attacked and beaten.
Miss Miller was found in a shrub
bery of a local church-yard. The
reason for the attack is a mystery.
Cleveland to Have Federal CInb.
By United Press.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 19. Presi
dent Gilmore of the Federal League
announced that Cleveland will have
a Federal club next year.
3 GOOD FIRE RISKS
IN 199 INSPECTED
The Prevention Committee
Finds Defects Here,
Says S. E. Cate.
E. F. NELSON TALKS
Deputy State Commission
er Praises the City's
"Of 199 risks inspected yesterday
Iiv tlnv Fire Prevention Association
' committee, 196 were found to
i be defective," said S. E. Cate,
chairman ot tne committee ai
the convention of
the Coun -
'ty Mutual Fire
Companies last nigut.
I ' small defects were found, but
hazardous ones wnich might cause
a fire at any time. That's why fire
Insurance rates are so high in this
"e insisted tnat .Missouri suouiu
nave a fire marsnal law- "Sucn a
I lnur line nrnvpil tn hp of benefit to
thirty-six of the United States,"
said Mr. Cate. "It would be of ben
efit to Missouri, too."
Mr. Cate spoke highly of the in
terest taken by students in the
work here. "I wish to thank the
students who accompanied us on
the tour of inspection," he said.
"They certainly had plenty of 'pep.'
If the Tigers are made up of such
young men as these they will whip
Kansas to a frazzle."
W. L. Shouse, president of the
association of mutual companies,
pointed out that the primary aim
of all insurance companies was to
"This should be the true purpose
! of insurance," said Mr. shouse. "it
'should not be merely to make a
profit, as it is in many cases."
He said that insurance companies '
would benefit themsehes if theyl
Would se a standard of efficiency
for their agents.
The last speaker on the pro
gram was E. F. Nelson, deputy in
surance commissioner of Missouri.
"The people are always talking
about the conservation of the coun
try's resources," said Mr. Nelson,
"but Invariably overlook the most
gigantic economic waste that the
country experiences that of fire
loss. In the United States last
year this amounted to more than
$300,000,000 from preventable
"Fire insurance rates in Missou-
ri are too high because there are lumbla men." He and Nelson
too many fires. The rates will not J Trimble, secretary of the Commer
be reduced until the fire loss is re-(cial Club, pointed out three ad
duced. This can be accomplished j vantages of the plan they are
only by doing away with Individ- working on now. An operating
ual and community carelessness,
which is the cause of most fires."
He complimented Columbia on its
efficient fire department
The convention voted its appre
ciation of Mr. Nelson's talk.
3fOTOR INSURANCE DISCUSSED
Treatment of Such Machines.
The afternoon session of the
County Mutual Fire Insurance
Companies opened at 1:30 o'clock
yesterday with an informal dis
cussion of the ways in which com
panies should deal with the insur-
ance of such devices as the silo,
automobile, and threshing machine.
The convention took no definite ac-1
tion In this matte- but W. L. C
Shouse, president of the convention
appointed a committee of two to
present at today's session, plans
for insurance of this kind. The
men appointed on this committee
were: Will Russell, Harrisonville, ,
Mo., and W. L. Strlckler, Meadvllle,
Samuel D. Gromer, professor of
Rural Economics in the College of
Agriculture of the University, ad-j
dressed the convention upon the)
different methods' that the farmer
should use to economize. Profes
sor Gromer said that what the ,
farmers in this country needed '
most was organization. He said
that If the farmer would system-
atlze the growth and marketing of j
his products, more money would
be saved than there would be in In-
After Professor Gromer's address ,
the president asked for an open i
discussion upon what the conven-1
tion thought was needed in the (
way of laws for the prevention of
arson and for the invesUgation of
all fires; the advisability of having
a detailed report from members of
the insurance companies in every)
community; and the good of having
a-state Are marshal whose duty it
is to thoroughly investigate the!
iUa!ra uuio i..c uj -w., wui...,,
insurance company. Nothing defi-
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nite was decided upon in this res-
tiwr nnH theso siihlorU were left
pect, and tnese suDjects were iert
losses from fires to every county
for the general round-table dls
cussion this afternoon. ,
Shortly before adjournment Prof.
O. D. Kellogg of the School of En
gineering of the University ad
dressed the convention on the pre-
I vention of fires arising from light
REELECTS ALL OLD OFFICERS!
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gate to National Meeting.
j The convention of the County
.Mutual insurance Companies re
j elected all its officers Vor another
will be the president of the conven-
tion next year; W. H. Fitch of
Richmond will be vice president;
W. B. Flowers of Meadvllle will be
treasurer and F. C. Betteredge, sec
retary. Henry Ziegenbein of Cam
eron was elected delegate to the
national Mutual Fire Insurance As
sociation to be held in Minneapolis
The secretary was instructed to
confer with the state department
of insurance about making a new
blank form for reports to the state
association from individual com
Earl F. Nelson, deputy superin
tendent of insurance in Missouri
said that the work of the mutual
insurance companies, in the state
was growing. He predicted that
the future insurance of the coun
try would be done either by mu
tual insurance companies or by the
j government. Three fourths ot the
life insurance companies are now
on a mutual basis, he said. He crit
icized the mutual companies for not
STILL WORKING ON HOTEL
pfo Encouragement From- Colum
y bia 3Ten Says F. W. Nledcrmejer.
Jack Bedel is here again work
ing on the new hotel proposition.
About half of the amount required
of the Columbia people has been
raised. Most of the subscripUons
so far have been in large amounts.
Mr. Bedell and Mr. F. W. Nieder
meyer spent part of this morning
with the business men of Colum
bia adding to the subscription list
"The only trouble with this
or I whole matter," said Mr. Nieder
Imeyer this morning, "is that we
j lack the encouragement of the Co-
company is ready to take charge
of the building as soon as It is
built. This company guarantees a
6 per cent return on the Columbia
money invested. Bonds to the ex
tent of $60,000 have already been
placed by Mr. Bedell and the third
advantage is that all he asks of
Columbia is the subscripUon of
half the stock.
Mr. Bedell is still working on
the Ninth Street lot but he has
the option on this lot only till De
cember 15. Another lot, the sec
ond choice of Mr. Bedell, Is now
being considered. This is the lot
at the northeast corner ot Broad
way and Seventh Street owned by
the .Chandler Building Company,
'The owners are R. B. Price Jr.,
S. F. Conley, C. B. Miller and T.
PROFESSOR BREWER IS ILL
Tonsilltis Causes Athletic Director
to Remain at Home.
Prof. C. L. Brewer, director of
athletics at the University Is 111
with tonsilltis at his home, Provi
dence Road and Rollins street
He became 111 this morning and
was unable to be at his office.
This afternoon he had a high tem
perature. FIRST SNOW LAST NIGnT
Flurries Come Later This Season
The first snow of the season fell
about 3 o'clock this morning. This
is the latest for the begining of
snow In the last six years,
This Information is written on
the walls of one of 4he rooms In
the Engineering Building. Near
the celling in this room, written In
large letters is a record of the first '
snowfall for the last six seasons, i
1,000 ROOTERS TO
WITNESS BIG GAME
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v-0,umDia and University
T? .. 1 T t- -t
Expected To Furnish
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L,Hfl !UlJAY?neSou,he;-sections? et the
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rinal Arrangements for the
Game Have Been
Clairvoyant Sees Good Omen.
Dale Wilson, a student in the
School of Journalism, received
a letter yesterday from Mar
shall, Mo., telling of a clairvo
yant who has seen a vision of
the Missouri Tigers devouring
the bones of a jayhawk, which
is interpreted as indicative of
a Missouri victory at Lawrence
"This clairvoyant," the letter
reads, "has been telling some
very wonderful things which
have come true every time so
far as I have learned. She
says the game with Kansas will
be a hard fight, but that in the
end Missouri will win by a
Columbia and the University of
Missouri are expected to furnish
at least 1,000 rooters to attend the
twenty-fourth annual Missouri
Kansas football game, which will
be played on McCook Field at
Lawrence Saturday the day after
tomorrow begining at 2:30 o'clock
In the afternoon.
The cadet band of fifty pieces
left at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon.
They will give concerts at all the
Kansas City high schools tomor
row, which is Missouri Day in that
city, and then will go to Lawrence
Saturday to play and parade at the
With the band went seventeen
members of the University Glee
Club. This delegation will go
through to Lawrence and will give
a concert with the Kansas Glee
Club at Lawrence tomorrow night
A holiday begins In University
affairs at noon tomorrow. At
12:45 o'clock the big crowd will
leave for Kansas City. The Tigers
twenty-five strong with most of
the scrubs and the freshman foot
ball team will be on the first spe
cial. Most of the thousand rooters
are expected to go on the same
This train will arrive in Kansas
City about 6:30 o'clock tomorrow
The second train, a special also,
will leave at 10 o'clock tomorrow
night, carrying the last of the
rooters, those who could not get
away at noon. It will reach Kan
sas about 7 "o'clock Saturday
Getting to Lawrence from Kan
sas City will be a simple matter,
as several trains, both special and
regular, will be run over both the
Santa Fe and Union Pacific rall-
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ways. At least six irams win ir
turn frnm Lawrence to Kansas
City immediately atfer the game.
The first special back to Colum
bia will leave Kansas City about
11:30 o'clock Saturday night, al
lowing the visitors plenty of time
to attend the shows. The second
special will start its return trip
at 6:40 o'clock Sunday night The
night specials both ways will have
sleepers, both standard and tour
ist The last arrangements ter the
game were completed today. The
officials will be: Referee, J. C.
Grover, Washington: umpire, Jo
seph Curtis, Michigan; head lines
man, Dr. J. A-Reilly, Kansas City
Athletic Club. Mr. Curtis officiat
ed at three games here in 1911,
while the others have served here
several times since then.
Seats for the game will be on
sale at both special trains tomor
row, so that those who decide to
go at the last minute may be sure
o getting room.
"Beat Kansas" was the general
spirit of the mass meeUng in the
University Auditorium last night
At 6:30 o'clock there were
crowds at the north and west en
trances of the University Auditor
ium. The doors were opened at
6:45 and the students rushed In as
(Continued on page four)
" " III Will
n THE WEATHER
lor Columbia nnri rlclnitr- pi.
continued cold tnnlirht PrM.r !-
and glljhtly warmer.
r or Missouri: Fair tonight and
i probably Friday; warmer Friday and I
north portion tonight. Fresh winds.
A storm of marked energy swept the
Lake region during the last 36 hours:
as It moved eastward It caused a i
jiruiig muow ot com air in Its rear
,rrom more northern latitude which
.resulted in fails jof temperature of
'r0 'lesrees or more In all of the terrl -
.'"V?!0 the Missouri River eastward
to the Great Lakes.
, Low temperatures now oi.tiin in n
.sections; they are zero or lower in!
. the unner half nf th Miaiixiinni Htn. i
, the upper half of the Mississippi drain-'
age nrea; 10 above In the lower .Mis.!
Kuun. nmi non t fMMnH t... ,
Except scattered snow flurries there
' " .precipitation.
i In ,90'?mb,a falr weather win
prevail during Hi mt tn i.,..
i was no precipitation,
i in Loinmoia rair,
prevail during the
though it will becln
to slowly mod.
erate probably after
The highest temperature In Colum
bia yesterday was 47 and the lowest
.--. ni.ii m ai. A year ag0 yes
terday the highest was 7." and the
Sun rises today, G:57 a.
sets. 4:32 D. m.
Moon sets at C:33 p. m.
The temperatures today are:
a. m 11 11 a. m 12
? m 9 12 (noon) 13
a- "' 10 1 P. ni is
1 a. iu 11 2 p. m 17
Nov. 10-2O. Dr. Joseph Ilarrell. pro
fessor of Oeology Yale University, to
:nlilrok.s Sigma XI.
Xov. l!)-20 C(vlc League flower show,
benefit Carnegie Library fund.
Aov. 20. Tiger special leaves for
Lawrence at mid-day with 1,200 Tiger
Xov. 21. Missouri Kansas football
game at Lawrence, Kan.
t -""-"''": mine lodge 01
instruction will be held In Columbia,
erm.in Club meeting. Y.
SI. C. A. Auditorium Tuesday nleht.
ov. J.i. I'M Mil Alnha coneerf. SL
Louis Symphony Orchestra, University
iMMsytsnnlt1 s?wifziter,"miit tor '"'''Jo,,r '
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ter and brute strength. Many will
Woman's Civic League inever 1Ive to near which side was -fWnc
T,nTl T71. ' the vIctor' f0- ie' will lie unshel- ,
vjjviij j. n w-iaj l umv-
Chrysanthemums, almost "57 va
rieties" of them, are on display to
day at 12 North Tenth street under
the auspices of the Women's" Civic
League. The exhibit will continue
There are yellow ones like those
the Tiger rooters wear at football
games; red ones such as Kansas
will wear Saturday; white ones and
pink ones, large and small; big
round ones and small flat ones.
All the exhibitors are Colum
bians. Mrs. J. G. Babb won first prize
with a white carnation in the con
test decided this morning. Mrs. B.
C. Petty won second prize. Mrs. W.
E. Harshe third and Mrs. W. W.
Charters fourth. The judges were
Mrs. F. B. Mumford, Mrs. O. M.
Stewart and Mrs. W. B. Nowell.
Besides the private exhibits, sev
eral florists have the best of their
chrysanthemums on display. C. C.
Wonneman of Mexico is showing
large flowers of the white, yellow
and red varieties. Of the Colum
bia florists, Koeppen and Wheat
each have large exhibits.
This afternoon the Civic League
is serving a luncheon at the flower
show. Several Columbia grocers
made gifts to the league for this
GOLD PINS FOR THE TIGERS
Dr. R. M. Burgess Sends Gifts to
Eleven gold scarf pins were giv
en the Missouri football players
who will start the Kansas game
Saturday. They were the gifts of
Dr. R. M. Burgess, a loyal Tiger
rooter. A pin was a"lso given
The gold gifts were sent to Cap-,
tain Clay last night with a rhymed
message of success for the Tigers
in Lawrence. The pins are made
Into University of Missouri seals.
J. W. 3fACGHEE IS DEAD
Civil War Veteran Was 71 Years
J. W. Macghee, 71 years and 8
months old, died at 7 o'clock yes
terday evening at Fulton, Mo. Mr.
Macghee was born, reared and
spent his life in Boone County
about five miles northwest of Co
lumbia. He served in the Civil
His wife, and three children, Mrs.
E. L. Lane and Mrs. C. L. Torblt
of Boone County, and Miss Irma
Macghee of Denver, Colo., sur
vive him. No funeral arrange
ments have been made.
Callaway Pioneer Dead.
John T. Buckner, a pioneer of
Callaway County, died, late Tues
day at bis home inAuxvasse, Mo.
He had lived in Callaway since
FOR BELGIAN'S AID
Bulletins From the Kansas
' Cl,l,S' rrUI" lllC r",,al
nnm :n Anlltnniim
Oauie m AUattOriUm
Collegiate Relief Fund Is
To Get Proceeds From
When the whistle blows on Mc-
Cook field at Lawrence, Kan., Sat
urday afternoon a line of Old Gold
and Black "be-sweatered" athletes
of the University ot Missouri will
i clash with the blue jerseyed foot
ball men of a neighboring state. It
will be a friendly contest, gov
erned by the rules of gentlemanly
conduct. The twenty-two picked
men who represent their schoqis
will be fighting for the honor of
i .. .
Universities. No matter
hich side wins both schools will
i hnvo mlnpil tmm tho onntont
At the e time, on another.
DeId ln another hemisphere, the .
shrill call of the bugle will send
thousands of men, also picked men -from
neighboring states, charging '
against one another. There will
be no rules except those of slaugh-
tered, with wounds uncared for,
while shells explode overhead
and cavalry charges weave forward
and back over their helpless bod'
lea. And there can be no victory,
for no matter which side finally
plants Its flag over the battered Jn
trenchments of the other, the fact
will remain that picked men have
died, and that sad-eyed women and
shivering children are slowly "
starving. Men are flchtlne: homes t
!)fA f1acl.nt?ai1 . rostm.... nnJ .klM.
w.x. umuv;mi, numcu qua WUiimiSL
perish from hunger.
The University Missourian has
arranged a plan whereby the ciU- ,
zens of Columbia can follow the
Kansas-Missouri game at Law-
rence play by play, and at the same i s"
t!mA rpnrlor nlr? tn Yia ?AaMii,ftA ..1
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Belgians. In the University Audi-Ji
torium Saturday afternoon bulle-
tins from the game will be read. Aril
admission of ten cents will bei"
charged. The entire proceeds, af-4
ter deducting the small expense of '
getting the news here, will go to
ine uouegiate Keller Fund for thei
-Two members of the Missourian
staff will be in the press stand at
Lawrence. They will send every,
play over a leased telegraph wire'
to Columbia. The audience. In thef
rtuuiiunuui wm Know me result orf
every Jayhawker effort to pierce
the Missouri line and the number
of yards gained every time the Tl-I
ber backs race the ends, at almostf
tne same moment the rooters on
the field do." No detail of play wiUij
be overlooked and it will be almostl
the same as seeing the game. j!
The Collegiate Relief Fund for,
the Belgians, to which the money;
received at the Auditorium Satur
day will be added, was started byj
the Cornell Sun. A letter was re?
ceived by the University Missouri
Ian Tuesday asking that the stu2j
ients of the University of Missouri
do their part in relieving suffer!
Belgium. Saturday, four days afterj
aid was requested a check will be
mailed to the treasurer of the fund,
The dimes collected at the Audi?
torium will go to make up this
check. The University or MlssouJ
ri will have shown that Its heart-Is
big that it has heard the call fori
help and has responded.
MRS. SEVERANCE BURNEDJ
Fell With Kettle of Boiling Wafer
Husband Called Hose. Is
Mrs. IL O. Severance was palri5
fully scalded about 8 o'clock last!
night, sne bad a Kcttio ot Doning
water in her band when she trlp
ped over a dog and fell. Dr. J. Ej
Thornton said that her right hand!
was burned pretty deeply to hec
elbow, and that the water splashed
on her throat and arms, causing
painful burns. .eiPv
II. J UQiVtttuvvf ruu nU) UtWUtt"
lng the State Library Associatl
at Sedalia, was called by til