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HOST TO 25,000
;iccond Annual Convention of
American Legion Opens
LEADER TO BE CHOSEN
fasts Plan Surprises Philadel
phia Delegation to City
in Box Cars Many
L ty CMni Tien.
CLEYtLAMJ, Sept. 27. The- parade
IV rf tie delegates to the convention of
jjjie American Legion was the big event
rf doe Inday. Thousand of doughboys
, hiiiucu i" a paiauc mvic Mian mile
: In the light for the next convention
l Kansas Gtj seems to lie winning. New
Orleans and ban Francisco are fighting
for the contention also.
CLEVELAND. O, Sept. 27,-deve-
Jsud capitnlated today without a shot to
an inrailin" armv nf STOOfl vl.am f
I' tie orld war.
I"' From alt points of the compass, from
l- every state and neatly every city and town
I m the Union, they rajne to attend the see-
sad annual convention of the American
Comparatively few were in citizens" at
r'hrc; the majority proudly wore uniforms
'ksaDoned by service on a dozen fields of
Far by Check.
The Columbia Evening Missourian
now ten (10c) cents a week. The
carrier will collect each Saturday un
less the subscriber prefers to pay in
tdvance; any number of weeks can be
said for in advance if paid for by
check to The Columbia Evening Mis
Please do not pay in cash unless
you pay for only one or two weeks.
. Utile. Before the convention closes Wed-
J aesday night legion officials expect the at-
i tendance to climb lo the 33JXQ mark.
The hnrt nf In. -it,r rlv wn..l !,
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I r appearance of a great army concentration
camp. Uniformed men outnumbered
I drilian s. They jammed the stores and
sidewalks and ovrfiowed into the strreti.
Lade streets were peopled thickly with
- quic stepping veterans hurrying to their
appointed places for the great parade
scheduled for early in the afternoon..
Bands blared, whippet tanks tumbled
t their stations and automobiles bearing
ft .aides of the marshal of the parade darted
acre and there with orders to the various
k. Col. J. R. McQuigg, commander of the
American Legion ol Ohio,- said approx
Innately SO bands and most of the 25,000
veterans would De in line.
Interest centers about the selection of
1 a commander for the national body. The
'more prqminent contenders mentioned
were F. W. Galbraith of Ohio, Hanford
Macnider of Iowa, Milion J. Foreman of
Illinois, and Emmett OTied of Kentucky.
Commander D'Oher announced that he
would not consider re-election.
" Numerous resolutions will be subsslt.
ted by the various state pests. They will
deal largely with the economic and polit
ical welfare of the returned soldier. The
Legion's fourfold optional plan of Com
pensation 13 expected to be the chief top
ic of discusJon. A measure for better
care for wounded soldiers and a provision
against Legion members participating in
industrial disputes rank next In import-
acre. The industrial disputes measure
wiQ probably precipitate a bitter battle
m the floor of the convention, aa it was
'indicated its advocates and opponents
have taken an equally determined stand.
Strenuous controversy was expected
vrr the political restriction clause in the
k Legion constitution. Strong objection to
: non political character ol the Legion
i developed. Demands are being made
: members of posts in some parts of the
f y country for repeal of this clause.
; Commander IVOIier bolds that the
various parts can take any steps neces
sary to keep out of public office any in
dividual whose war record was disloyal
and umutriotic without conflicting with
I. tie spirit or letter of the legion const!
The delecatrs are exneeled to rjass res-
fesUlioiis calling on the War Department
f.aad the Department of Justice for rigor
ism prosecution of those who evaded their
t Means of curbinff the activities of vio-
,'lent radical organizations; treatment of
; fien slackers; the immigration, question
- h general and the Japanese question In
. auricular; Americanism; better schools;
taniversal military training; women in th
i' Legion and its auxiliaries: rales for
GguSdity to the organization and prose
ration of those who fraudulently wear Le
5n insignia are among the questions
Hat are sure to come ut.
j Most of the fifty-four living men who
received the congressional medal of non.
-ttbe most difficult of all military deco
taUon to obtain were expected to at-
Arrangements have been made by
gion to pay all the expense of con-
ronal medal men who wish to make
Cleveland welcomed the veterans with
t shrieking of factory and steamboat
sties, bands and beribboned commit-
. homes and storrs and office build
were swallicd in millions of feet of
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' THE WEATHER J
For Columbia and vicinity: Fair to
night and Tuesday; cooler tonight.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Tues
day; cooler tonight south and east
Thunderstorm showers occurred in
Missouri during the past 24 hours, but
save a few widely separated showers, fair
weather prevailed elsewhere.
The weather continues warm In tti
lower plains, lower valleys and in east
em sections; it is coqi to moderately cold
in the Rocky Mountain region. There
are no injurious temperatures in sight
for the lower Missouri Valley.
The Missouri roads are muddy imll
central and western sections, but will
dry out in two days.
A fine type of autumn weather will
likely prevail for several days.
Local Data: Tbe highest temperature
in Columbia yesterday was 88 degrees;
and the lowest last night was 61 de
gress. Precipitation. 0.00. Noon yes
yesterday the highest temperature was
78 degrees and the lowest was SO de
grees. Precipitation. 0.000. Noon yes
terday: dry balb, 80 degices; wet bulls
76 degrees; relative humidity, 83 per
cent; 7 a. m. today: dry bulb, 61 de
grees; wet bulb, 60 degrees; relative
hurniditv, 93 per cent. Sun rose today
6:01 a. m. Sun sets 5:59 p. m. Moon
sea 5:32 a. m. '
Hags and bunting; everywhere the glad
hand of. greeting met the visitors. A
large fund has been appropriated for the
entertainment of the veterans. They will
be fed, given theater and dance tickets,
taken on lake excursions and provided
with a series of boxing and other athletic
Many posts and state delegations plan
novel stunts. Philadelphia delegates.
1,000 strong, will come to Cleveland in box
cars labeled "40 hommes 8 eheveaux," A
Detroit post will send 1000 members on a
lake steamer, which will be their home
during the three days of the convention.
The Montana delegates plan' several
surprises, designed to startle the na
tives of the East and Middle West.
The convention program calls for re
ports from national officers and commit
tees the first day. Temporay committees
will bring their resolutions to tbe floor of
the convention the second day and'offi
ccrs will be elected the third day.
Dodgers Have Best Pitching
Staff and Best Team Woik
in Older Circuit.
br tJail" Pma.
NEW YOB.K. Sept. 27-Brooklyo
won the National League-baseball cham
pionship whn Boston beat the Giants 3
to 2 in the second game of their double
header here today.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27. 1 he first
game of the world's series will be play,
ed on October 5 in either Chicago or
Cleveland, the city winning tbe Amer
ican League pennant. This was decided
at a meeting of the national baseball
Three gamea will be played in the
American League city. The series will
then be transferred lo Brooklyn where
four games will be played unless one
club wins the series.
If eight games are necessary -the
eighth will be played in the American
League city and if a ninth is necessary,
it will be played in Brooklyn.
The decision as to where the first game
will be played was made by toing a
coin. Man Johnson, president of the
American League, called "heads" and
won. It was decided that if the White
Sox and Cleveland finish in a tie, a pet
season series of three games between the
two clubs will be played, the first at
Cleveland, the second at Chicago, and
the third on neutral soil.
REP CROSS TO RECRUIT NURSES
Intensive Drive Hill Be Started For
the arsntsT Profession.
With an alarmnig shortage of com
petent trained nurses, in the country, the
American lied uoss has launched an in.
tensive effort to recruit young women for
the nursing profession, according to an
announcement by the Southwestern Di
vision of the Red Cross, with head
quarters in St. Louis. A grave situation
would instantly arise at any time should
a serious epidemic strike the country or
any large sectional area. In tbe event
of an outbreak similar to the recent iuflu
enza epidemics, the nursing personnel
would be inadequate to meet the de
mands for nurses and the public health
Would be menaced, it was declared.
COJiVOCATIOX FOR STEPHEJfS
Tae Bt. T. W. Yooaaj Gives Wei-
comlag Address to Stadeats.
The opening convocation of Stephens
College was held yesterday morning at
the Baptist Church.
As is the annual custom on the nrst
Sunday of the school year, the girls
formed in a double line on the college
campus and, led by the board of cura
tors and the members ol the lacnity,
marched into the church. The girls oc
cupied the entire auditorium, leaving only
the prayer meeting room tor spectators.
Miss Grace Woodbridge. bead of the
voice department at Stephens, sang. The
Rcr. T. W. Young preached the sermon. I
3.3 PER CENT
U. 6. Census Report Shows a
Decrease in Three Coun
ties and a Gain in
PEOPLE LEAVE COUNTRY
Three Counties Showing De
crease Laclc Cities One
.Is in Mining Dis
trict. By UattM Prtw.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27The Cen
su Bureau announced the population of
Missouri today as 3,403474, an increase
of 110,212, or 13 per cent
A decrease was announced in three
counties of the state. The population of
St. Francois County was announced as
31,403, a decrease of 4J19 or 12.1 per
crease of 948 or 83 per cent; of Vernon
cent: of Pulaski County, 10,490, a de
County, 26,069, a decrease of 2,733 or 96
Cole County, 24,680, shows an increase
ol 2,723 or 12.4 per cent.
That people are turning away from the
country and going to the cities is aiven
further proof by this report of the Cen
sus Bureau. In the four counties named
above three show a decrease from 8 to 12
per cent- There are no large cit'es in any
of thre three. Only one of them has anv
large industry, St. Francois County, which
is a mining center.
Jefferson Gty is located in Cole Coun
ty, the only one of the four mentionew
which shows an increase.
The same trend was shown in reports
on other Missouri counties, already made
public by the Census Bureau.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB PROGRESSES
Student Political IatetW Aroused by
The organization of the membership
campaign for the Democratic Club of the
University is proceeding rapidly now, and
the last three days have seen a decided
increase in number of students enrolled
in the club, Lee Young, chairman of the
membership committee, said this after
noon. So completely has the time of the
committee been devoted to enrollment
during the last few days that no total of
the membership has been figured since
the campaign began. If la believed by
officers of the club that several hundred
new members will have -signed- within the
With a working'! fpresealaJivelnv praof
lieally .every student organization, includ
ing the fraternities, dabs and societies of
every nature, the .Democrats except to.
reach every University student before
their campaign for members is dosed.
"The mas meeting Thursday evening,
which was attended by a large number of
students, has helped immeasurably in the
present work, Clara Magee, president
of the club, said. "We find on every side
that political interest among the students
has been multiplied Mnany times since
Governor Gardner's speech. Mrs. Moss
particularly awakened the University
women lo a sense of their responsibility
in the coming election."
CATTLE RAISERS ARE LOSIJiG
Prices lower Than Cost of Produc
llen Says Banker.
Live stock producers who have concen
trated on hogs thi3 summer are faring
better than cattle raisers. The hog mar
ket has been higher the last week than it
has been for a year. The present weather
gives prospects for a good corn crop and
lots of fine grass.
The market has not favored the cattle
raisers as it has the hog producers. W.
A. Bright, president of the Boons County
Trust Co., said that farmers have been
selling cattle for less than the cost of pro
duction for the last six months. "All of
the markets will have' to come down,'
Mr. Bright continued, "just as they did
after the Civil War. The federal reserve
banks have saved us from danger of a
panic. All of the cattle raisers who sold
in the last half year have last money."
LICENSES BRG CITY W,4W
Largest License Chanre Paid la Co
lambla Is flOejM
Columbia's general revenue fund in
cluded S9.432.45 last year from licenses
alone. This was the total amount collect
ed last year by J. W. Sapp, city collector,
by issuing vehicle, dog and general li
censes. More revenue is received from the gen
eral licenses than from any other, as this
is the class which includes all of tbe mer
chants. r There were 674 licenses issued
lo merchants last year, which amounted
to $7,093.40. This class of general li
censes includes all shows and circuses
which come to town. Anybody who comes
to town and competes with the local mer
chants has to obtain a license.
Onlv 469 licenses have been issued so
far this year for vehicles. Last Tear there
were 1,084 and they netted a revenue of
The dog licenses are due again October
Last year 290 dogs had license which
paid the city $12X75.
The largest license charge in Columbia
is $100. This is paid each -year hy-the
Boone County Milling Co, the Hamilton
Brown Shoe Co, and the Colombia Cas
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAYSEPTEMBER 27, 1920
Oragakatton Considers Baas
Paul R. Verzosa was elected temporary
vice-president. Miss Frances Ware, assist
ant secretary and. Miss Lucile Chevalier,
treasurer at a meeting of the" Cosmopoli
tan dub Friday afternoon in Lowry -HaU.
Plans of the picnic that will be, given at
Rollins Springs next Friday afternoon
were discussed. The party will assembly
at Lowry Hall at 4:30 in the afternoon
and will go in a body to tbe picnic
grounds. The following members were
elected to compose-the committee-on en
tertainments: Miss Locile Chevakr. S.
K. Cho and P. Kulkarin.
The club is considering tbe renting of
a club-house which had been offered by
a Columbia resident. The social, pro
gram for the school term wdl be headed
within a short time by the .Filipino stu
dents. They will designate the evening
as The Filipino Night
Later the students of each nationality
will present either individually or joint,
ly, their respective program.
Dr. A. Perky of the art department was
admitted as an associate member. As
there are many American students who
have already signified their intention of
joining the dub, a committee on mem
bership was appointed to take care of the
application. All foreign students who
are not yet members are requested to
communicate with Miss Hden Ware,
1715V-J Missouri avenue. i
There are twenty nationalities repre-i
sented in the membership of the organi
zation. NINE BAII00NS
STILL IN RACE
Contest From Birmingham Con
tinues U. of M. Entry
Still in Air.
Bf UailrJ PrtM.
BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 27. Reports to-
day of the progress of the contest between
eleven balloons which started here at five
o'clock Saturday in the National Balloon
races from Ohio , Indiana, Illinois and
Kentucky showed that one bag manned
by A. G. Honeywell is in the Great Lakes
region. I wo have neen lorced to land.
One manned by E. King of St. Louis
came down near Owensboro, Ky and the
other manned by William Razor landed
at Gravcsville, la.
This dispatch apparently indicates that
the balloon entered by Bernard von Hoff
man in the name of the University of
Missouri was still in the air this after
FIRE FORCE UP TO 50IVAL
Clly CeancITs Provision, f or Jfaa
Inemse Brines ABBUeafltsv'
When James Barnes and Henry Good
look their places on the Columbia fire de
partment this morning, the force became
normal again. They will get tie benefit
of the $20, raise recently granted by the
City Council alter the resignation ol two
firemen. Barnes has formerly worked as
an "extra" in the department.
According lo Chief Tom Waiden, train
ing bf the force depends npon fires. Prac
tic runs are never made by the Colum
bia department because of the danger of
leaving the city unprotected. If tbe de
partment owned a chemical truck to leave
at the station practice runs would be pos
sible. It could also be used to proceed
the big Truck and, in most instances could
easily handle -the fires.
'Most of tbe alarms come n the early
falL "If the people would look after tbeit
Sues and repair them we would be saved
many unnecessary runs," said Waiden.
"Sometimes we are called out four or five
times a day to put out a burning flue. If
the shingles are dry there is also danger
of the house catching fire."
Besides about a year's training, Wai
den mentions many other qualifications
for' a fireman. He must have nerve in
abnndance, must be able "to eat smoke,"
and, above all. be cool in emergencies.
Running up ladders, clambering about
slippery roofs and knowing just what to
do. are things that come with training. In
fighting a fire, two men usually fasten the
hose to the water plug and two others
carry the nozzle to the bouse and set the
ladders for a climb.
The men stay at the department almost
continuously for fires have a rather un
certain schedule in making their appear
ance. Tbe truck also must be kept in
trim. A phonograph, checker boards and
a croquet court furnish amusement.
TO FIMSH I'OSTOFFICE REPAIRS
L, J. HaM Says Still More
"The repairs of the postoffice are near
ing completion," said L. J. Hall, post
master, this afternoon. The repairs con
sist of cutting off tbe west end of tbe lob
by and making it into a money order and
registering room. It should be completed
by October 1, he said. The boxes that
were in this west end will be moved to
the east of all the other boxes.
"Tbe parcel post mail keeps increasing
all tbe time," said Mr. Hall. From Octo
ber 1 to October 15, all parcel post pack
ages, both coming in and going out, will
be counted. This is done to determine
whether or not greater space will be
needed in the railroad mail car. It is nec
essary that we know in advance as the
railroad is paid by the postofice for the
amount of space used. It is also necessary
to determine whether or not we have am
ple facilities for handling it here.
"We need a great deal more room.
aia Air. tlau, hut it is irapnatiMc- In
ban that without a new building."
Y OCT. 22
Pttrpose'l's to Give Children a
1 I?y of .Enjoyment and to
4 Gain Interest of the
PROGRAM IS ARRANGED
Athletic Spelling and Speak
ing Contests Are Sched
ded A Basket Dinner
A PaMie: School Rally of Boone County
will-be'beld in Colamhi. Fri,l. rv.
ber 22. All teachers.-natrons and minll.
of the Boone County schools are urged
5a.nA This ir the first rally lo be
held m Boone County. "The purpose is
la give all the school children of the
county a day of rally and enjoyment in
ae county seat," said C. E. Northcntt, su
perintendent of the schools of Boone
Cioaty. It is to interest the people in
tie schools and to advertise their nro.
fraaivenesa throughout the county. Mr.
Nonhtntt asks for tae hearty co-operation
oi aii.tne parents and patrons.
rThe following all-day prograi
' program has been
10.-00 a. nu Parade of all schools.
each marching under a home-made school
banner, led by the Columbia band.
12:00 o'clock Basket dinner, followed
bj short after dinner speeches, band con
ceit and singing in concert by all schools.
Tae annaa to be sum are: "America."
"The'Ste Spangled-Banner," "Till We
Moet Again," and "Farewell to Thee."
Beginning al 2:30 p. m. Athletic Con
tests- ISO yard dashBoys 14, 15, 16
years of age; 50 yard dash Boys 9, 10
years of age; 1C0 yard dash Bora 11, 12.
13 'years of age: 50 yard dash Boys 7.
8 years of age; Stick horse raceBoys 5.
6;' Lnag Distance Throw Girls, 13, 14,
15. JS years of age; Long Distance Throw
Boys 13. It." 15, 16 years of age; Long
Distance Throw Girls 9, 10, 11 years of
age. una; isuiaBcc inrow Doys y, iu,
11 years of age. -
Peanut Race Girls 6, 7, 8 years of
age: Elephant Race Boys 13. 14, 15, 16
years of age; Egg Race Girls 13, 14, 15,
' Advertisiar Rates Advaaced.
Onand after October I. the flat rate
for display advertising in The Colum
bia Evening Missourian will be 25
cents a column inch.
'Merchants and others who sign an
agist an lit lo use a specified number
o laatw saoathly will be allowed a
'slight' redaction fall space mti with
out a written agreement will be 25
cents an inch.
This is the first advance in four
years; il is necessary because of the
increased cost of labor and materiaL
16-years of age; Elephant Race Boys 9,
10, 11, 12 years of'age; Egg Race Girls
9, 10, 11.. 12 'years' of age; Standing
Broad Jump Boys 13, 14, 15, 16 years of
age; Standing Broad Jump Boys 9, 10,
11, 12 years of age; Running Broad Jump
Boys 13, 14, 15, 16 years of age; Run
ning Broad 'Jump Boys 9, 10, 11. 12
years of age; Three-Legged Race Boys
13, 14, 15, 16 years of age; 50 yard
Race Beys 9. 10, II, 12 years of age.
High Jump Boys 13, 14, 15, 16 years of
age; High Jump Bovs 9. 10, 11, 12 years
of age;.Tug of War Each school a team
of six; 50 yard Low Hurdle Race Boys
Boys 13, 14, 15, 16 years of age; 50 yard
Low Hurdls Race Boys 9, 10, II. 12
years of age; Rday Race Boys, each
school a team of 4 (12 to 16 years of
age.lr Junior Kelay Itace Boys, each
school a team of 4 (9 to 12 years of
age); Spelling Contest Each school a
team of 2; .Speaking Contest Each
school a team of 2.
Each school will be entitled to one rep
resentative in each contest unless a team
Each school should mad a list of com-
pclitors and events in which they expect
to lake part to Elmer M. Mace, Chairman
of the Rally Committee, by October IS.
Mr. Mace is superintendent of the schools
Notices and bills advertising the rally
are being .sent to all teachers and super
intendents. Chairmen of the various com
mittees will be announced in a few days.
EATS AISO STUNTS AT BARBECUE
"Professor" Eitoe PreaariBf; for Ste.
phras College Ommg.
Barbecued meat, cider, cookies, apples.
salads and everything else necessary to
satisfy the appetite of college girls were
being prepared, at Gordons Lake in
Evan's Park this afternoon for tbe 50Q
Stephens College students and the facul
ly and curators of the school "Professor''
Enloe of tbe Lincoln Institute, Jefferson
Cry, was presidiiii over the preparation
of several. bundled pounds of beef, mut
ton, and pork.
"Professor." Enloe has been the official
barbecner for everr awvernor of Missouri
since 1876 and U regarded as tbe best ex
pert ia.Jke state.
The barbecae sorted at about 4 o clock
this afternoon and is expected to last un
til about o'clock tonight. A large bon
fire will be built this evening and the
company will roast marshmallows while
they 'view the stunts' that have been pre
pared by the various college organixations.
This tbe sixth annual barbecue given
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Local SirferaeniBel a "Call"
The first of October is nearly here, and
with it comes that natural desire of every
red blooded American, whether he be in
school oi1 in business to get out his gna
and go huntin.
The chilly mornings seem to be the sig
nal, and the treasured rifle is brought
out of the dusty corner, or the old "shot
gun case taken down from the shelf.
With the task of getting these into shape,
come the thoughts of those happy mo-n-ents,
when, wearing a sweater, old
trousers and a pair of hunting boots, one
may leave the cares of his work behind
and spend a few hours in the open
Lieut. John E. McCammon has already
felt this call and has expressed his "will
ingness to help equip and to accompany
any party on week-end hunting trips in
the vicinity -of Columbia.
Columbia and its surrounding terri
tory offers ample opportunities for the
sportsman. Squirrels and rabbits are
found close in, and make excellent shots
for the expert rifleman..
'Coons and 'possum, not so many of
the latter, are to be seen about the vi
cinity of Lovers Leap, while the river
bottom land offers refuge for foxes. Many
of these are taken each winter in orga
Cox Speaks in Nebraska Main
Talks Given in Omaha
Br I.II.J rins.
WITH SENATOR HARDING EN.
ROUTE TO BALTIMORE. Sept 27,
Senator Harding in conference with, lead
ers has decided lo leave the front porch
lor the second time and invade Maryland,
West Virginia and Kentucky. This will
be a preliminary attack on the Sooth, and
later he will go into Tennessee. Missouri
and Oklahoma. An eastern trip is being
mapped out also which will cover four
days, beginning wjth his main speech in
Br u.Uej rvtM.
ENROUTE WITH GOVERNOR COX
TO NORTH PLATTE. NEB, Sept. 27,-
FoIIowing his attack on Wayne B. Wheel
er in Arizona. Governor Cox enters Ne
braska to make nine speeches, with the
main ones at Lincoln and Omaha. The
general interest seems to center on the ref
erences which Cox will asake to the posi
tion of William' Jennings Bryan.
vs Aruwia-f swawaajaai aj juua.
Columbia music lovers were given an
exceptional treat Saturday evening when
Mrs. EsteBa Hibbard Osborne, pianist.
Mrs. J. W. Hudson, vocalist and Miss
Margaret Baxter) harpist, with Dr. H. &
Almstedt as accompanist, appeared in re
cital at the University auditorium, under
tbe auspices of tbe Association of Col
In the Mendelssohn Prelude Opus 35,
which opened the program, Mrs. Osborne
established herself with her audience-as
a pianist of remarkable ability of finished
technic and tone color.
The second group played by Mrs. Os
borne consisted of selections from Mac
dowel, his Poem, Opus 3 being especially
pleasing to the audience: also an Image
by DeBussy and a Liszt Etude in D Flat,
were brilliantly played and showed decid
ed strength in the left hand work. A
Scottish Folk Song and Serenade by Hd
en Hopekirk, under whom Mrs. Osborne
has studied, concluded the piano num
bers. The audience showed enthusiastic
appreciation of Mrs. Osborne's playing.
The rich and vibrant quality of Mrs.
Hudson's voice was well adapted to the
two French songs, Les Berceaux, by Ga
briel Fame and Chanson Norvegienne by
Fdix Fourdrain, with which she delighted
her listeners. The second number was
sung with stirring spirit, showing the
strength and flexibility of the singers
voice as well as perfect breath control.
Sirs. Hudson's enunciation was dear and
her accent without fault. For an encore
she sang, with much feeling, Godanfs
Miss (Margaret Baiter choe for her
ham selections two favorites, known and
loved by all, Traumerei by Sehamannand
Annie Laurie, adapted by Uutterton, and
for an encore. The Fairies Dream try lr-
irude Ina Robinson., Miss Baxter played
without blurring 'of tone, the melody
standing out clearly from the elaborate
The platform waa artistically decorated
with plants and flowers from tbe Flower
Show. A Weber piano, furnished by tbe
courtesy of Christian College waa used.
EPIDEMIC OF BABBEaW .UCH"
Barbers IastaWaf StaMatra ta
Straps to Prcraat Spread.
Many men of Columbia and in the Uni
versity are suffering wr barbers itch.'
Several eases have been reported among
the students but only one h classed aa se-
All barbers have been asked to. help in
the prevention of a Bread of the disease.
Thev are installing sterilisers in their
shops and will sterilise each tool before
and after each use.
Barbers' itch can bo caught as easily
at home aa in a Berber shop, it is said, if
one is' not" careful with his razor and
toilet articles. Care to keep these arti-
rlrv unitary will aid ia nreresiliag the
spread of this itooaae.-
Season Draws Near
nised drives, which are no
sport in this section of the country. The
season for all far bearing animals opens
November I and doses January 31.
But the snortiest of all snorts is dock
hunting. Many of these fowl are to be
found near Columbia during the next lew
months. No pool of water, no bit of
marshy land, is overlooked by the old
hand, who is nearly always rewarded for
bis trouble. The season for docks runs
from September 15 to January 1, and is
tbe season awaited eagerly by both the
sportsman and his dogs. We are already
hearing the familiar bob white as we pass
a corn field, but we must wait until Nov
ember 1, before we may untimber our
guns on mm.
The days ol deer hunting in Missouri
are past, bnt the old desire is still with
us, so dust off the old gun, give it some
oil, and answer that urgent call when
it comes knocking at tout door. But
wait, there is one more thnig. Remember
that a fine of $1 and costs, with costs at
$10-50, will add considerably to the ex
pense account, so equip yourself with a
ucense. Further still, familiarize your
self with the game laws.
COAL HERE WILL KOT DROP
ColamMa May Get More Bat Not
Cheaper Coal, Dealers Say.
If the high priced coal at the mines
comes down according lo the report,
said J. P. Davis of the Davis & Watson
Coal Co, "It will probably mean that we
can get more coal here, but our price will
Mr. Davis- explained that the reason for
this was that the price of the coal at some
of the i mines was as high as the Colum
bia dealers sold other grades for. The lo
cal dealers have not been investing in the
$10 to $13 coal and the break in coal
prices wifl affect only those- prices.
cording to Mr. Davis. The Davis II Wat
son Coal Co. is behind on filling orders
at present owing to the small supplies
coming in from Illinois, where it buys.
but Mr. Davis hopes that coal will be
more plentiful at the figure the company
has been paying when the drop comes.
Most of the coal dealers in Columbia
report difficulty in filling orders and some
say they have nolMaken any orders for
some lime. All think they will be in a
position, to take them again shortly. The
Boone County Coal Co. has taken only
wo or three orders since Jaae 7, and the
caacaioot t-oal oo. ros laxen none since
the 'carry part of September.
J. H. Jenkins of the Boone tounry
Coat Co, said thai the price of coal would
not come down in Columbia this w.inter.
Mn Safe ft &b(sJH far Slay
la liet ataex to iwwn.
Mrs. E. H. Smith, her daughter, and
Mr. and Mrs. wm. need, alt ol lAiumnta,
were forced lo stay all night at a farm
house near HallsviUe last night when the
motor car in which they were riding he
came stalled on the Columbia HallsviUe
road on account of the heavy rain yester-
The party left Columbia yesterday af
ternoon for a drive in the country and
were too far from town lo get back be
fore the rain began. They rturned to
Columbia this morning on the train.
The hotel at Hallaville was crowded
last night with motorists who were stalled
br the storm. All the roads were made
practically impassable. It is estimated
that nearly an inch ol rain leu in iirue
over an hour.
RAD.FALL HERE L4J 1SCHES
aad Pasture Crop Oatlook
Good, Says E. A. Lomb.
With a rainfall of 1.44 inches includ
ing yesterday afternoon and night, pros
pects for a com and pasture erop look
good,", said E. A. Logan, agricultural sta
tistician for Missouri.
"We are now fifteen per cent above a
ten year average in all-crop production.
This year's corn crop will not be the
largest Missouri ever'raied. It was con
siderably exceded in 1902. 1905. 1906.
1907. 1912 and 1917. We are 5JW0 acres
short in com and heavier in oats and
V this vear. In 1902 Missouri raised
her largest com crop. The rain will have
a large influence on agriculture in Mis
souri as corn and pasture are the basic
ATTEJfDS G. A. B. ENCAMPMENT
i. T. Cooper Oae of BMW Helenas
J. T. Cooper has returned. from Indian.
anolk where he attended the national en-
canrpment of the Grand Army of the Re
public. There were over txwaaj visitors in
the dry for the week. Fifteen thousand
veterans, not one of whom was under 70
years old. marched in the parade.
Miss Alice Unsley oi unumnia, wno is
nresident of tbe organization of Army
Narses of the Cvil War was presented
with two- lifts of $I0O each, by the
Daughters of Veterans and the Ladies of
the Grand Army of tbe Republic for tbe
use 'of her organization.
PRICES 15 X. I. EXCHANGE BR9P
Attacks Pas Price ta
Br Can tm.
NEW YORK. Sept. Z7. Hammered by
a hear attack the prices on the Stock Ex
change reached a new low leveL Mexi
can petroleum at 190 was of seven points.
Stndebakrr flock was fold heavily ant declined.
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J. G. Meyers to Remain Head
of Organization All Of
ficers But One Re
Hected. DEAN WILLIAMS SPEAKS
Teams Sent Out to All Local
Churches Yesterday .to Take
Charge of Religious
J. G. Meyers, state president for the
Gideons last year, was again elected
president for the coming year al the
final meeting of the Gideon Convention
Saturday evening. C A. Bell was re
elected secretary and S. B. Kirtley fourth
vice-president. J. E. Tate, as first vice
president, was the only new oScer
The convention" was formally closed
with a banquet at the Daniel Boone
Tavern Saturday evening. W. C. Steph
enson of Columbia was loastsaasler.
Dean Waller Williams of the School of
Journalism of the University gave the ad
dress of welcome.
Dean Williams said: "I am glad lo
welcome tbe Cideons to Colambia. We
greet many organizations in our dry
each year. W.e welcome the Gideons es
pecially because they come with other
ideas than for the promotion of their
own selfish interests."
The dean then spoke of Columbia as
not just a community but a number of
communities. "The Campos of the Uni
versity is not bounded by Columbia, bat
by every community in the state," he
said. "The essence of the state's man
hood is centered here. In Columbia are
trained the future leaders of the country.
Because of this we welcome the Gideons
with their larger ideals of service to Co
lumbia. "it is not only the Bibles they place
in the hotels throughout the country
that others might read them, bnt it is
by the precept and example of their' lives
which 'gives direction to those who
cbicacoin cms acsroirsc
"It is not so much the Bible in -the
hotd rooms bur the' spirit of the KHa
in the men with whom we come ia
contact." he said.
J. C Bennett' of Chicago, national
Urastee and. field secretary of the CM.
lfoaa,,tr"lmdsL.a Ttaaa Wffliaaas ad- "
dresa. . '
-.. .Jt- -r
rorrrf years ago l was a noaaMr -schoolmaster.
I fed almost hie Rip Vaa
Winkle. awaking froar a dream as I see
the miracles of the schools of this ad
vance age," he said. He paid a tribute
to Dean Williams as bead of the School"
of Journalism, and dosed with the re-.'
mark that be was proud 'to be among
the students of Missouri, many of whom.
he hoped would become true. Christiana
Miss Marion Stephenson of Coloabia
and Miss Mildred Meyers and Mrs. G.
w. Mcradden of St. Louis furnished
special music. ,
Other short talks were made br Lewis
H. Griffin of. Kansas City, Mrs. G. W.
McFadden, C A. BeD, secretary of the
Gideons, from St. Louis: Alnhnnan
Johnson, manager of the Columbia Even
ing Missourian; aad J. G. Meyers, presi
dent of the Gideons.
Gideon teams were assicned to each f
the churches in Columbia to take charae
of the services yesterday. A vote of
thanks was extended tbe Daniel Boone
Tavern and the local newspapers ia the
dosing service Sunday evening at tae
Baptist Church. They expressed their
appreciation of the courteous treatment
that they had received in Columbia. Zm-
bodied in the same sheet was a provis
ion to petition the Missouri Legislature
to provide a way whereby Bibles might.
ne used in the public schools of Mis
souri. suvicxs t rnscorsL chi-sch
Wilson Rogers of St. Louis and George
H- Richards had charge of the services
at the Calvary Episcopal Church. They
told of the history of the movement
which had Its beginning July 1, 1899.
at Janesville, Wis. "To bring the Chris
lion religion to everyone is our aha,"
Mr. Rogers said.
J. C. Meyer of St. Louis and Lewis H.
Criffin or Kansas Gty had charge of
tbe work al' the Broadway Methodist
Church. Mr. Meyer presentd the work
of the Gideons to the men's Bi
ble class. Mr. Cnftn spoke lo the
University men's class. The abject of
our movement is to Christianise the trav
eling man," be said. "Only 43 per cost
of the 75080 traveling men in lie
United States are members- of an
J- W. Cremavne and E. A. Risnrr J
St, Louis 'and T. F. Riddley of Kansas
City took charge of the work a;e
Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Ckank'
The Gideon RaHv waV held M 1JL
o'clock Sunday aftrrBsaa'.ia tkQiw-
un Lauren. Tafts wen made bv Me.
McFadden, Mr. Meyers aad Mr. Ripper.
"wing to the heavy rata yeasenky.
a believed that several
i-revealed from adding their aasaes tsT
the sobseriptioa list tor the Gideon BMs
Fond. Tbe list is available at Scott's