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WITH A RALLY
Big Crowd Greets State Execu
tive When He Reaches
Courthouse to Give
W. L NELSON SPEAKS
Governor Is to Speak to Stu
dents at a Mass Meeting
at Hall Theater
Coventor Frederick Gardner arrived
la Columbia this afternoon to spcsk at
ike Democratic rally at the courthouse
which celebrates the opening of the Den
eristic campaign in Boone County.
He vat accompanied by Mrs. Cardner
and their daughter Janet. After a ten
-minute interview, Mr. Gardner went to
the courthouse where a crowd of more
than three hundred had assembled.
The crowd began to gather about 2:30.
Congressman W. L. Nelson addressed the
meeting before the governor' arrival.
Then the governor entered the courtroom
a tremendous applause was given him.
C. B. Sapp, Democratic county chair-'
man, had charge of the meeting. Robert
L Hill, member of the Democratic Com
asittee introduced Governor Gardner. Hill
characterised the meeting as, "the open
ing gun of the campaign." He spoke
highly of the tmainesa administration of
There are four milestones we have
achieved in my administration of which
I am proud," said Governor Gardner in
'First, the sum's finances have been
placed upon a sound basis; we have
found new sources of revenue and they
have been placed upon a sound basis for
the present and the future. State
tuners are In an excellent condition at
present. When I go oat of office, Janu
ary 1. there will be tSfXOJXO in the
treasury untouched and unappropriated:
"One million of that I should like to
. tee placed at. the disposal of the Univrr-
1 sity of Missouri. I should like to see a
fond created by the state for the benefit
of disabled soldiers and sailors, and for
the widowed mothers and wives of sol
diers should they ever need assistance.
"Second, the pemilenliarr.ha beew-rt
formed. The contract system is abolished
and the merit system established... The
prison has been matte from an institution
continually in debt to one with a surplus
at the end of IK year.
130,000000 roi no,
Third, we hare aroused interest in
tn.it hmldin and now have at our dis
posal $301300,000 in federal and state
funds. With passage of the road amend'
ment at the coming election we will hare
$60,000000 more to devote jo the roads
of Missouri. .
"Fourth, the improvement of Missouri
"1 think a great "mass of the women will
vote for Cox in the present election he;
cause Cox stands for peace and the
League of Nations. I am doiflfe all I can
for the success of the Democratic party
both in the state and national elections.
"I believe the present administration
deserves the commendation and support
of all these citizens who place their com I
Irv shove nartv DOiiticS.
"J am for a new constitution for Mis
souri. The eonstilutiin of 1875 was n ex
cellent one, but the conditions of forty-five
years ago are much different -.from those
of today. Our constitution is put of oau.
the covowoa' amen
Coventor Cardner in 'opensig f his
speech this afternoon spoke about I the
financial situation In the Unites!. Statas.
"The Diosneritv that thb country is
'eajoying," he said, Jis4t confined to
any one class. There, are "mora deposits
ia the banks now than ever before: Thlt'
DrotDrrirr is due to the lcadsUtton dot'
iag the seven years between 4913 and
1920 when there was a Hi awrsrm ma
Jsrity in Congress. The Federal Reserve
Act is mainly the cause if'thU proa-
"Another act for which the "farmer
may thank the Democratic party la the
Farm Loan Act. which enabled the farm'
ers to borrow money for long time at
a low rate of interest.
"Now the dtodIc of America can show
their gratitude for this prosperity by
casting their vote for James M. Co.
After this the people stood and cheered
for fully three minutes. f
Irovemor lardner was still speaxing
at 4 o'clock and the audience was k-
creasing steadily. ' "Q0
Almost hall of the audience v
.jromrn. They showed much interest and
did not hesitate to voice their approval.
Mrs. Cardner and her daughter Janet,
accompanied Governor Gardner, to Celnm
hia this afternoon. Mrs. Gardner return!
recently from California. While tbeap
she attended the Democratic national con
vention at San Francisco. She said that
she was especially impressed at the con
vention bv the excellent organization
among the women and by the ability of
the ttonren participating in it.
DEMOCRATIC W0JIB5 MEET
Perfect Plans far OrflsUo fcd
, .Discuss BallotltMrv
The Democratic Women's township
committee met at the courthouse this at
ternooa to perfect organisation for lb
For Columbia and vicinity: Unsettled
weather tonight and Friday, probably
thundershowers; continued warm.
ror Missouri: Unsettled weather to
night and Friday, probably thunder
showers extreme north portion; continued
The Gulf storm apparently has disin
tegrated. The most prominent feature of
the weather this morning is a well devel
oped western low pressure wave. It has
its center in Colorado but its inluence
reaches from the Rio Grande to Canada
and east to the, Mississippi. It is a type
usually associated with unsettled and
During the past 24 hours moderate
shower fell in most of the Missouri and
Mississippi valleys, and -op the Cast Culf
mast. In Missouri the rains were beary
enough to lay the dust generally, and on
he western part of the Old Trails tem
The advancing low pressure will give
unsettled weather tonight and Friday,
probably with showers in the central and
northern parts of Missouri.
Local Data: The highest temperature
in Columbia yesterday was 83 degrees;
rod the lowest last night was 65 degrees.
Precipitation 0.07. A year ago yesterday
the highest temperature was 71 degrees
and the lowest was SI degrees. Precipi
tation 0X0. Noon yesterday: dry bulb,
83 degrees; wet bulb, 69 degrees; rela
tive humidity, 51 per cent. 7 a. m. to-
lay; dry bulb. 66 degrees; wet bulb, 64
degrees; relative humidity 90 per cent.
Sun rose today 5:58 a. m. Sun sets 6:04
o. m, .Moon sets 1:31 a. m.
"oming campaign. At a former meeting
he city had been divided into districts
and a supervisor will be appointed for
each district. ,
A captain will Be appointed for each
street in the city and will cooperate with
the district supervisor in organizing the
rromea. A partial list of captains and
lupervisors was compiled but not made
The meeting this afternoon was princi
pally to perfect the plans of organua
Jon and discuss ways to familiarize wom
an with the methods of balloting. The
meeting adjourned shortly before 3
o clock in order that the members of the
aommitlee might attend the mass meeting
It the courthouse this afternoon.
SOT. A5B MRS. GABDXEB DINED
Exeentlte Speak at Coaxtheate To
day Abo Talks Toahrat.
Cov. and Mrs. Frederick a Gardner
will be the guests of boner at an iufaymal
!:. wttk ,L ?....- s -'
Committee will give at the Daniel Boone
tavern this evening at 6 JO o'clock. 'G.
B. Sapp, chairman of the committee, will
act aa toastmaster for the occasion.
Governor and Mrs. Cardner motored to
Columbia from Jefferson Cty this after
coon, arriving here just before 3 o'clock,
:be time scheduled for Gsrdner's speech
st the courthouse.
Sidney Rollins, Democratic nominee
for Representative will preside tonight at
the Hall Theater over the mass meeting
It which Governor Gardner will speak.
HEFLIX TO SPEAK WEXESDAT
Alabama Senator Will Deliver
dres at Hall Theater.
Senator J. Thomas Heflin of Alabama
will speak in the Hall Theater at 4
o'clock- next Wednesday afternoon. He
is being brought here by tho Democratic
Senator HeSin was recently elected to
the Senate to succeed Senator John Hol
ds Bankhead. He basbeen a member of
Congress since 1904, representing the
fifth Alabama district. ,
BALSAMO IS IN
HANDS OF U.S.
Federal Marshal Takes Colum
bia Whisky Maker to Jef
ferson City for Trial.
John -Balsamo, fruit dealer and whisky
maker,.thia afternoon was turned over by
the Columbia police to G. A. smith.
United Stales marshal, who arrived in Co
lumbia from Jefferson City shortly after
12 o'clock today armed with a Federal
warrant for hia arrest. The marshal left
for Jefferson City on the afternoon M. K.
& T. train taking Balsamo with him. They
expect to arrive there at 5 o'clock this
afternoon. t N
Balsamo said that he would waive the
brdiminarr bearing and that he expects
Ho give bond which willbe furnished by
Balsamo is expected to plead guilty of
making liquor and throw faimseii upon
the merer of the Federal Court.
"I did not sell .any booxe," Balsamo
said to 'a reporter for the Columbia Even
ing Missourian just before he left town
today, I only made it tor my tnenas to
drink every now and then.
BOUT OF SOLDIER -HOME
Shaaaoa L. Brytoa Will Be Buried
WRa wreauoay rnuay.
The body of Shannon h. Bryson. who
died in France during- the war, was
brought to Columbia this afternoon irom
New York. Burial will be in the Providence-
, Arrangements are Being maae Dy j. z.
rv.t.. f tlw Aims-Scan LesSou Post
l f HitttiBTv fmaral and all for
mer soldiers and members of the post
bo will be able to attend tne mnerai
are requested to .communicate wun sir.
MORE THAN .500
Sixty-Third Year Opens With
Convocation Addresses by
President Wood and
OUTLINES NEW PROGRAM
Problems to Be Met and Policy
of College Were Discuss
ed at Exercises This
Stephens College held its opening
convocation for their sixty third year in
the chapel at 8 o clock this morning.
Dr. w. W. darters, who is in charge
of the educational policy of ibe school,
outlined sume of the problems to be met
in the ensuing year and briefly told pf
the aJvance in scholastic standards for
young women in the last ten years.
'At the University of Missouri in
1870 women ere admitted with great
trepidation, were made to sit by them
selves in a special section, dress in a
certain nay and ere admonished not to
look at the young men, but to turn their
eyes modestly to the floor" said Doctor
He praised James M. Wood, president
of Stephens College, for his nork in
helping lonard the advancement and de
velopment of the" school.
President Wood said in his adJress:
"The reason that liea hack of Doctor
Charters' program is this: The civiliza
tion of every other century is built on
the dominant instinct of man the fight
ing instinct. You and I are at the be
ginning of a century in which we are
going to develop a civilization on a dif
ferent basis one built on a dominant"
influence that controls the life of women.
From this date, the advertising
rates in The Columbia Evening Mis-'
sourian for Orders of Publication will
be SI JO an' inch instead of $1.00 an
We are chanrin nur mlitiititftli.ti,-
standard to one of service. The lead,
ership of this entire work will come from
the college students of today,"
President Wnot inM h n.J; r tl
school anvils methos'orsllident-g.era-ment,
emphasizing the advantages to be
obtained outside of the classroom. He
observed that the- enrollment liss in.
creased from fifty-two students eight
years ago to more than 500 today.
An informal musical program was
given. Miss Ruth Smith and Mm
qrances Hoodbridge sang and Walter
Scott, head of the rnnsenralnrv an tt..
Ruth Coodsmith gave piano solos. Mia
smith an Miss Coodsmith, instructors
of vocal and piano, were introduced for
the first lime to the student bod).
BEGIN OCT. 3
Local Salvation Army Board
Choses Committees for
Airs. W. T. trnhpfiM, w. .. T.-?
man of the .financial rampalgn to r raise
moos mr ine salvation Army in this
countv at a nvfilu nf tka. a... r- ...
Salvation Army advisory board this
uuming. ine appointment was made
after the miturum f RhL trt -n.t-
campaign, the quota for which is $4300,
!ll I I . , ., . . -.
wm or conuuciea ine weeK ol Uctober 3.
Boyle Clark was chosen secretary and
ibe following committees were named:
Campaign committee Entire 'member-
STUD of tile anvinrv Iwt.rd
Advance gifts committee Dr. James
OreaniYXllAn l-nminillM tM.IH CT A
Publicity committee L. 1L Edwards
Speaker coramittee-iJorle Clark.
The success of the campaign' means
tfiat fh C,t.:nn lnn will im .t.l. ,..
serve every community in, the county and
uiai ail salvation armyi faculties will be
available to all the neonle.
At ti e recent state convention tho de
cision ot every county to avail ilself ol
Slrafinn artnv f.ilt.ta. ItMAtmmA .Itu.!..
sion and ihe reading of reports on, the so
cial and moral condition of the state,
which were so startling in their nature as
lo cause a demand for immediate action.
ine Advisory Hoard ia permanent and
I (ha ,vh,1i,.um. ..r .! ..a..!., utll
.,. MHWI1WOIH w, IMC VMIMI1I Mill
continue to operate for the good of the
county as tne active agency cooperating
with the Salralinn Army sni) ihmnvli
which the Army will extend its services.
BOX FALLS -FROM AUTOMOBILE
Joel Dinwiddle Ii Hlifhtlj-'Injured
Joel Dinwiddie, the 2-year-old son of
W. At. Dinwiddie of Paris road, fell from
the front seat of his father's automobile
at trie intersection of Paris road and
Price avenue this morning. Mr. Dinwid
die was turning a corner at the time the
By the time he stopped hia car ihe
boy was up aad coming to meet-him. The
boy'e Injuries were not serious.
Miu Louie Mar Host, associate rowing
peoples superintendent of the Missouri
Sunday behool Association, irao uul
speak seterat times at ike second annual
convention of the Iloone County Sunday
SrAoo Association at Columbia October
6 and 7.
BOMB SET IN
N. Y. STATION
Explosive Was Sufficient to De-
troy Entire Neighborhood,
Br l'iti fm.
NEW OKK., Sept. 23. A lighted
bomb was found in a vashroom of the
need avenue station of the Brookl)n
Itapid Transit Company's elevated lines
here today. The bomb was found by a
poIicrnan and was extinguished. It vias
later fnund to contain 'enough explo
sive lo blow up the entire neighborhood
in which it as found. The platforms
of the elevated lines were crowded at
ihe time the bomb at found.
The strike of the employes of the
Rapid Tramit Company is reported to
be just about over. A great part of the
old employes have returned to their
Hork and a great many new men have
been added to the company's payrolls.
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,. nr U.LWT9 iti tun EftrLUSIUV. T
By l'ail4 Pmt
NET YORK, Sept. 23. the eight
federal secret service agencies which
have been nothing on the Wall street
bomb explosion uliicli took place last
eek admitted here today tliat 'they, had
been unable to find a single clew or a
single fact which would lead lo the so
lution of the m)stery.
C0UXTT WFEBEXC'EAT OLIVET
Church Questions Discussed by 390
Delegates fo Annul Merlins;.
Resolutions to advance all improve
ments in social, moraland intellectual in
terests of the community were passed at
the annual conference of Christian
Churches of Boone County which held a
twenty four hour seinn yesterday at the
Olivet Church eat of Columbia. The
conference as completed at 4 o'clock
and a attended by 300 delegates.
Resolutions rre pa-sed commending
Ihe action of the Missouri Slate Conven
tion which arranged that fur five years the
Missouri Educational Commiwion and the
Promotional Committee of the World
Movement, representing the United Chris
tian Missionary Society, shall ork on an
equal basis vtith the aid of the State Pro
motional and Collnrlional Agency. It va
urged that influence be exerted in the
coming election In carry ihe referendum
No. 13 in famr f the Slate Enforcement
of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Con
stitution, of the United Slates. Hearty ap
preciation of the hospitality extended ihe
delegates by Olivet Church was aim in
cluded in a resolution.
HeBRIIIE FU.NERAL AT HABfl
Services Are Held at 3 O'clock This
The funeral services of John W. Mc
Briile, a pioneer fanner of Boone County,
who died Tuevlay night, took place at 3
o'clock this afternoon at Olivet Church
at Harg. The Rev. W. S. St. Clair con-
ducted the services.
' Mr. McBride was a native of Boone
County and was born in 1834 a few miles
from Columbia. He spent all of his life
in the neighborhood of Columbia as an
active farmer until poor health forced
him to retire. -
TO HAVE A METHODIST CHOIR
II. It. Loudenbaek Is Organizing a
Chorus of Thirty. '
A T tltiuli., .lu.... .!...! !. I !
.. ,..vnn,i- ,iiviii, iuuii is ucin;
oreanijail nmlr fli iliMrii.. .t If U
Loudenbaek. nrofeir f n,,,.:.. n
Qiristian College. About twenty singers
nave oeen trieu out and enrolled for
practice and study of sacred music.
Professor Loudenbaek expects to secure
thirty for the complete choir.
choir lo give several musical programs
uunn; ine jear in addition to organ re-
viiai aim cuncens inat win be given at
i!m Milwwtit f-l.i.K.1. c. I r.
..". ............ ....UIiu ,iC unuay alter
noon each month. The choir as m rluvras
or in quartette and double quartette
combinations will furnish all music for
; PRIZES GIVEN
Mrs. W. T. Anderson Is Award
Hed the Sweepstakes Cup
Donated by R. B.
THE DISPLAY IS URGE
Those Who Visited the Exhibit
Today Were Rewarded
by Pretty Spec
tacle. At lite opening of the Flower Show
rliia affe'rnouu, Mrs. W. T. Anderson vtas
awarded the sweecstake Diire offered bv
R-iB Price for the most meritorious col
lection of flowers. The second prize, a
410 gold piece, went to Miss Emma
4"The show is as fine as any outside
national or state exhibits that 1 have
ever seen," H. F. Major, superintendent
of flower arrangement, said. The fol
lowing prizes were anarded:
Most artistic garden flower, silver
cup, offered by Coetz and Lindsay, Miss
Handsomest basket named dahlias, $3;
Mrs. J. C. Bibb.
Handsomest basket unnanmed dahlias,
$1 David Kobnett.
Handsomest pink dahlias, $2; Miss
Emma Strawn. Honorable mention vas
given Mis. W. T. Anderson and Mrs. J.
Handsomest red dahlias, $2; Mrs. J.
Jfandsomest white dahlias, 12; Mrs.
W) T. Anderson. ,
Handsomest yellow dahlias, $2; Miss
Best speciman dahlias, $2; Mrs. C
U. Bowling. Honorable mention was
given Mrs. W. T. Anderson.
Best seedling dahlias, $2; Mrs. W. A.
Mitter. Honorable mention was given
Mrs. Joe Barnett.
'Handsomest collection of asters (any
lor). $2; Mrs. J. C. Babb. Honor,
ible mention waa given Miss Emma
ftandsomest asters of any one color,
$2; Mrs. O. B. Wdson. Honorable men
lioar was" given Mia Emma Strawn.
,'rtxvtsstwest daisies, 12: Miss Frances
Best collection of piness, S2; Mrs. -W.
T. Anderson. Honorable mention wasl
given Mrs. John Belcher.
Handsomest zinnia. J2; Miss Frances
Denny. Honorable mention was given
Miss Emma Strawn and Mrs. Haines.
Best basket salinas, $2; Mrs. O. R
Best Chinese wool flowers, II; Mrs.
Ray Wright. Honorable mention was
giern Sybil Palmer.
Best coxcombs. SI; Miss Frances
Denny. Honorable mention was given
Mrs. Haines and Mrs. W. T. Anderson.
Best hardy asweet peas, second prize.
Miss Mary Barnett.
Best basket of roses, $1, to Miss
Frances Ward; honorable mention being
ljren to R. H. HalL
Hndsomest speciman of rose, $1;
Handsomest red rose, $1; Mrs. Ed
Handsomest while rose, 1; Mrs.
Handsomest verbenas, SI; Mrs. O. B.
Wilson; honorable mention being given
Miss Frances Denney. ,
The remainder of the awards will be
TUOMCAL CAXSCX SPOT
Balmy Indian Summer days may be
left behind for today, and time and space
annihilated by merely stepping through
a door into a garden spot of colored
flowers and equatorial palms and ferns.
The third semiannual Flower Show was
opened to residents of Columbia at 1 JO
o'clock this afternoon when the Car Jen
Club completed the decoration of the
auditorium of the Knighla of Columbus
Students Home and visitors passed over
the threshold into an atmosphere of per
A four-foot palm in a huge wooden pot
stood on a -pedestal near the entrance. I
Immediately behind it an aisle ot palm
ran through the center of the large room
and small decorated tablea were arranged
attractively In the center of the aisle.
One table Which attracted especial at
teation contained four set of miniature
Mounda sand Columns, one at each plate,
and in the center a elass basket of mix
ed flower. On each corner a smaller
glaas basket contained more mixed flow
The largest display waa a colection of
cut llowers, ia vases on tne ngni oi ine
entrance, contributed by the Columbia
Floral Company. Dahlias and roses at
traded 'the greater attention. The Col
umbia Floral -Company ia not competing
Many of the visitors agreed that the
hfttiHsomMt tlisnlAT was that Ol Airs.
Jamea Cordon, president of the Carden
rink. Her table contains a beautiful
'collection of mixed flowers, some of which
rival anything ever seen in this city.
Mrs. Gordon position in the Carden
dub does not permit her to be a con
testant for the awards.
Miss Emma Strawn has beautilul ast
ers and dahlias on a table in the rear
left near the platform. Snapdragons,
Zinnias aad other flowers on ber table
Tomorrow the Gideons of Missouri
Kill begin their twentieth annual state
contention in Columbia. The society
has placed 500,000 copies of the Bible in
hotel rooms throughout the United States
and needs 1,500,000 copies mote to com
plete the job. Year after year the Bible
continues In be the best seller and as
oell the best gift book. More copies of
it are given away than any other book.
Cifts are of to kinds, ihe present, which
usually rails for a .fine volume of rice
paper and flexible leather, and the mis-1
ion giii, ine nanuing ot tne Word lo
someone fcho needs ii. The latter is of
much cheaper production. Besides being
the most in numbers to be printed year
after year, the Bible also is produced
in the greatest varieties of form, site,
type, and binding, from the edition small
enough to go into the pocket lo the huge
tome vihich rests on the family table or
on ihe church pulpit. The family Bible
has been an institution "since the mem
ory of man runneth not to the contrary,"
fchich really means since Wjckliffe gave
the Scriptures to the common people.
Old EnglUh common law recognized the
records contained In family Bibles as the
highest form of evidence, just as it did
gravestone inscriptions. Those are two
came in for a large share of favorable
HUCE MLWS ADO TO DISPLAY
A huge six foot palm at ihe left of the
entrance attracted attention and expres
sions of admiration from nearly every
visitor. These palma were contributed
by the Columbia Floral Company, wluch
also lias made repeated trips to the Flow
er Show transport-line all the Dotted
palms and ferns which appeared on the
ptatlorm in tne rear.
Mrs. w. 1. Anderson has an attractive
display of dahlias and mixed flowers.
Mrs. Marshall Gordon, well known for
her verbenas, has a pleasing collection of
them including cockscomb and zenias as
well. One of the surprises of the show
was the number of beautiful zeniaa. "The
common old Sower of our grandmother
cultivated until it ia now as beautiful and
decorative as the rose," Mrs. Cordon ex.
"The Flower Show has already proved
a success not alone from a financial
standpoint but it has created a love for
novters which could hardly be estimated
said Mrs. Cordon.
A tzsm-trMrA-wulcorrWbuleu by the
Undsey Jewmafr Company waa on dis
The show close at 10 o'clock tonight
find all cut flower must be taken from
the building at that hour. Plants and
potted Bowers may be left until tomorrow
between 8 JO and 10 JO o'clock. Every
thing must he removed from the build
ing by 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.
THREE COLCJaBIA HOUSES SOLD
R. C Xcfiratorr Trade: 1M Aeres
for RiM.c and Lots.
Recent transactions M real estate in
Columbia avow that three houses have
cltanged hand. ,
R. C AfcCreery traded 160 acre of
land located about seven mile out of
Columbia for an 8-room residence and
three lots belonging to T. M. Durk. The
farm waa valued at 117,500 and Ihe lots
and rrsidencn at $7,000. E. U Daugh
erty. real estate dealer, made the trans
M. C Clanks of Kansas Gly sold his
t-room bouse on North Seventh street lo
A. M. Schwab ot Columbia for $800.
O. F. Nichott of Hallsville sold hi
house, located on South Sixth street, to
G. W. Brown of Columbia for $1,100.
The Carey, Walker Frasier Real Es
tate Co. made the deal.
Former Premier Elected Presi
dent of France Over
whelmingly. Br I'.lieJ Fms.
VERSAILLES, Sept. 23.-Premier
Millerand waa elected president of
France here today. There was no oppo
sition to him whatever. '
He succeed Paul Deschanel. who re
signed on account of ill health. The
election of the premier was conceded af
er a caucus yesterday by both houses of
the National Assembfy. In both divisions
of the assembly the tote wss overwhelm
ingly in favor of Millerand. Raol Pare!
and Leon Bourgeois were nominate J for
the office but both refused to oppose the
premier. The vote waa 679 at the end of
The cheering had hardly died away
when the new president took the oath of
T office. Immediately after this ceremony
he left the city and will return tonight il
The oremier's only opponent in the
election waa Mayor Delory of Lille, who
received (9 vote.
50 TlUMMKKJirvr AS IET
l'hce ( Xta Wav Beshjaeal Hare
Jot Been FHM Sap " --
Tom Walden, hre chief, said this morn-
inz. "As yet no men have been hired to
take, the place of the two firemen who
teceatly resigned from "the department."
IMo appucauona aava mw raow ,
places herelies are not told as to names
and dates. Family record Bibles are not
so common 'now as they were even a gen
eration aro. peiharis because the old
st)le of family home and homstead is
not so romrnon. But there is no evidence
that the Bible itself is not read as much
as it used to be. It is certain that many
more millions are better able to read
The Bible lias been published in every
knoitn language arid in a multitude of
dialeits, vrt more are printed in Eng
i,h than in any other tonguea combined.
Because of abllitr to do the work more
cheaply. England as formerly the lead
ing Bible publisher, bxt the United
States may now be in the lead. At least
this country is its greatest distributor to
others and Ihe graetest purchaser for
ilelf. 'Ihe increase in the demand for
Bibles lias been ascribed in a measure
lo ihe experiences of the soldiers in the
nar, lo many of bom Bibles or Testa
ments vere given and who learned lo
read and prize it in the dangers and
stress of army life. Greater mission ac
tivity among the churches is another rea
sun. But the chief reason is the recog
nition of the peunle of Christian lands
tint it is the one great Book for all
MAYOR GOHIIOV LAUDS GIDEOXS
Ssjs Bible Is Best Moral TotTe and U
For Infidel or Christian;
"The Bible is the best moral code that
the world Lnovs of." said Dr. James
Cordon. Mayor of Columbia, "and the
viork of the Gideons should be recom
mended and lauded on account of their
excellent mission in placing copies of the
Bible in hotels for the use of traveling
"The Gideons operate through the
mrral and financial support of men who
approve ihe cau-e.- It is undenomina
tionaL It is a good idea that,a man,
vilether he be an infidetor Christian,
should read the Bible. It is remarkable
in ita influence upon humanity. The
reading of the Bible will do no harm to
an) body and I am sure the moral and
religious precepts contained therein will
invariably produce good results upon its
Seventy five or eighty members are ex
pected to attend the annual state meeting
ot the Gideons which convene hen Sat-
ordav n,in. S B ,! . P-.
tia ma"af-lme bKth?" fiS Z.nr r.f
dent of the organization, together with
W. G. Stephenson and a national officer,
constitute a committee on reception and
Headquarters for the convention will
be at the First Baptist Church. The con
vention closes Sunday night. v
Columbia Druggists Oppose
sale ot Alcohol and
Most of Columbia druggists approve of
a resolution adopted by the National As
sociation of Retail Druggists in St. Louis
opposing the sale of narcotics and alcohol
under present restrictions of the federal
government. . --
"I heartily approve of the resolution,"
said J. E. Giuaspie of the Gillaspie Drug
"It is our biggest nuisance," said B.
Talor of ihe Peck Drug Co. "Besides Ira-
red tape one has to go through to get the
alcohol and narcotics, there is a very
heavy license attached to the sale ot
them. Il viould be best for the govern.
ment and best for the people for the doc
tor to handle his osn narcotics and the
alcohol be. handled by federal author
Another member of the force in the
Peck Drug Co. expressed .the opinion that
ihe'druggnts of Columbia should send a
telegram to the association in St. Louis
approving their stand on Ihe matter.
W. C. Knight of the Drug Shop, who
ia now in St. Louis attending the drug
gists convention, has alwaya been ia fa.
vor of letting some one other than the
druggists handle the alcohol, said a mem
ber of the Drug Shop force.
The other drug companies in town were
almost unanimous in expressing their ap
proval oi me resolution adopted. One
druggist expressed it by saying that "the
game was not worth the ammunition."
The druggist selling alcohol by pre.
scription must first get a permit which
carries with-it an expressive license -to
sell alcohoL He must then give a hean
bond. Then in order to get the alcohol in
stock, be must make out a form and send
to the prohibition director who approve
the order. It is then sent to a drar
house, where the Order is filled.
Druggists must Account for every ounce
of alcohol used. A record must be kept
of the doctor who wrote the prescription.
tne man who neio tne prescription and
the use be made of it.
IS KNOCKED FROM BICYCLE
Floyd Gaff Keeelve ftrbra. Iajarr
Floyd Caff was slightly injured in
motor car accident yesterday afternoon.
He waa riding north on Eighth street on
a bicycle when he was struck by an auto
mobile; driven by Ezra Hall. fe u
knocked from the bicycle and severely
Farm Machinery, Hardware
and Building Materials
Affected by Price
CLXXTHING IS CHEAPER .-m
Chicago Mail Order Houses
Predict Sharp Drop in
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. - Crew
price reductions are going to be brought
about by the reduction in price of the
Ford car yesterday, according to W. M.
Lewi of the Labor Department.
He said that all make of automobilar
would be forced down in price.
He also said that agricultural machiav
cry. stoves. Hardware and, building ma-
lenala would take a marked decBo ia
MAIL OttOa BOUSI AHHOtniCE DUO
t, I'sM rvas,
CHICACO, Sept. 23. Ten to twenty
per cent reductions Mr many lines of
good were announced here today in tat
new catalog of Sear, Roebuck Ctx,'
and Montgomery Ward k Co. Theprke
reduction will take effect invmediately.
AU dry goods are reported Id haw beta
reduced and the greatest reductioaa are
reported on these good. Men and wom
en's clothing and dress good of all Unas
are also sharply cut.
A reduction of 25 per cent r naarted
i furniture of all kind. A. W. Greene
of Montgomery Ward t Co. said that aH
furniture had been profiteered to death
and that it waa dua for a sharp fall.
Price on food stutTs are not ri piuaasl.
but oCciala said that sugar would ifwuW
sharply after the canning season wa
Laeh sad h JfTtlo
The local League ol 'Women V
will co-operate with' state-wide atajai fig
rally week by a meeting at M Ma-
tomorrow vnaaut la ue me
V1 ." "?!. -?"-L.?54TS.
"?ljr" .,,j. ", A Nae
lion fi?'Mluri." Mia faJyrtW
one'of the beat known 'oaten layr--:
of St. Louia. wia apeak oa "The Uaajra,
tiob of Law.
Miu Wood waa graduated from Chris
tian College ia 189S aad taught far
three year la the Phjllipine,,iilaia
to the United State to undy law. ,htt
J. H. Pringle of Price .venae, iWm
Stella Straw of West., Broadway- ami '
Mrs. A. G. Spencer of lloliins-street an)..
classmate of Mis Wood. The i
will be" open k the public.'
XEWCTltTarCH, MTO JWlTCTaW
BaMlac CtulMe CmUhs nm
r far atwftstt Caartta.
Photograph of the around selected
as ihe,, site for the new Baptist Church
were shown ti member of the charch
last night by the Rev. T. W- Yoaaf, pas
tor. Accordingv.10 Doctor Yaaeut; me
progress has been made lowrd-fettia(
the building started. The around wet .
surveyed yesterday. and plaaf for the
building are being considered by the
building committee.. No architect hail
herp selectods. '
The rtnugnition' of W. IL" CuUar a
chairman of 'the building eammltteu wa
accepted "at the meeting last sight,' aad
the eomadtttsf empowered to appoint a
new oar with tbcapproval of the church.
A report of the. building coaaasittea will
be given at the next business nwiliag,
October 6. . t
President of the Company, An
nounces ' Decline of 17
to 21 Per Cent,
r Criwt Fm, T
SYRACUSE. Hept a-H. ft Frank
lin Maaufecttrise company today aa
npunceej a reduction ia the pries of
Franklin Mosaobile ranging frssn 17
lo 21 per rem. M. H VtuMi. -
of the company; In ajusouncing the aetisa '
indorsed the amad taken by HeaffFattt
genera lowering at essssmoosty
Price to pre-war levels.
Th w;M the Franklin olaat trial
not be effected. ' I
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. TreefMjsAejJjkx aVpertta.
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LONDON. m. a-The Iriak cfaaa
m to kHaaktr today. Reoort of the .
sniping of the fxmrameat troop by'Saa
Feiaer are stiB ccsaung fa. Mmsterm
timee are report) to he fssgiaalag
MiHtown ia Coaaty Clair lo U a ft
ine teat of the rtaaal now. In Coats
Csrjow of a aunt wa teas! eat
sich wa praupd the a4 rSutta ho-
"are.- Another person fo mortal lo f
have dtod hi -- iVssw - re
ceived.' A lyuehlag 1 aloo reoerted Jeer f
which fo tM to U aa effset at lepassol
oa the port of, tho Stout Fataero la.
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