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I f 4 111 Mil f II tMM- W A:-ai r THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOfRIAN FOURTEENTH YEAR GAS COMPANY OWNS MAINS ON 32 STREETS Columbia Gas Company Has Sixty-tliree Sections of Gas Mains Under City's Streets. TOTAL OF 120 STREETS Black & Vcatch, Consulting En gineers of Kansas City, Make Report td City Council. Gas maim owned by the Columbia Gas Co. are located on thirty-two dif ferent streets in Columbia, according to a recent report made to the City Coun cil by Black & Veatch of Kansas City, consulting engineers. Columbia has more than 120 streets. The mains are of three kinds: wrought iron, steel and cat iron. On these thirl) too streets arc sixty-three differ ent sections of piping. Nine of these icctions were laid in-1875, one in 1900, tuelve in 1905, five in 1903, four in 1910, tcnly-fie in 1912, four in 1914, and three in 1921. Three sections of wrought iron mains were laid iq 1914 north of Hinkson ave nue to east of Paris road, on Hinkson avenue from Paris -road to Melbourne street, south of Hinkson avenue from Melbourne to William street. These pipes are two and two and a half inches in diameter. Mains on Broadnav were laid in 1875, 1903 and 1910. On Broadway from Fifth to Sixth streets a three inch main was laid in 1910. On Broadway from Sixth to Eighth streets a two inch main was laid in 1875. On Broadway from College avenue to Couzins street a two inch main was laid in 1905. On Cherrj street from Ninth street to Ilitt street a two inch main was laid in 1912. A four inch main was laid on Cherry street from Sixth to Ninth itreets at the same time. On I-ocut -treet from Ninth street to Waugh street a two inch pipe was laid in 1912. A four inch j.ipe was ilaid at the same lime on Locust street from Fifth to Sixth streets. On Bass avenue from College avenue to Shockley street is a two inch main bid in 1912. Another two inch main was laid from Couzins street east 650 feet in 1921. On Refers street from Eighth to Tenth streets a two inch main was laid in 191Z On Windsor street from Price -ivenue to Ann street is a two inch main laid hi 1912. 6-Inch Mains Laid in 1921 On Ash street "from Orr street to Price avenue a six Inch main was laid in 1921. On Ash street from Sixth to Tenth street is a four inch main laid; in 1910. A four inch piping was laid on Ash street from Tenth to Orr streets in 1875. On Walnut street from Orr to Mel bourne streets is a six inch main laid in 1910. A three inch section of pip icg is on Walnut street from Eighth to Orr streets laid in 1875. On Elm street from Ilitt to Tenth streets is two inch pipe laid in 1912. On Elm street is another main from Ninth to Wct streets laid in 1905. On Paquin street from Ilitt to Mat thews streets is a two inch piping laid in 1912. At the same time a similar piping was laid on Paquin street from College avenue -wet to a point 260 feet. On I fnilultv flirmiM fmin rC!(U . Il,n .fri. - t : I. I- .. i.sj in 1905. In 1903 the main was ex ...to u inu iiiku siitviii nts laiu r tended from College avenue to a point 310 feet east. In 1921 the main was extended to Couzins street. The main on University avenue from Hilt street to College avenue was laid in 1912. On Roscmarv two sas Dines run from College avenue to Hockaday street. Both ere laid in 1908. Oa the University grounds 1,610 feet Piping were laid in 1905. In 1912, leet were laid. On LoHry street from Ninth to Hltt streets is a two inch main laid in 1912. On Keiser atenue from College ave e to High sircet is a two inch main "id in 1903. On Conlev avenue from Fifth to Hitt "reels is a Iho inch pipe laid in 1912. On Turner avenue from Maryland place 435 feet west is a gas main. On r street from Providence road to ter street is a three inch main laid 1912. Another main of 450 feet was laid from a line south of Turner ave ne from Protidence road east. un Uouchelle avenue from College enue to Hockaday street is a two inch P'l" laid in 1908. On Paris road from the Wabash Rail "d to Court street is a four inch "i laid in 1914. On Park avenue from. Seventh street to the Wabash Rail fid is an eight inch main laid in 1912. Old Mains on Broadway On Broadway from Eighth to Tenth Seti and from Tenth to Range Line ft mains laid in 1875. From Range hue to College aenue the mains on Broadway were laid in 1905. On Chetnut street from Fifth to Sixth "reels a four inch main was laid in 1912. On Maple strret to a point 1,225 feet est a four inch main was laid in 1912. On Fdth street from Maple to Locust Mrifi i a four jnej, a-(, . 191i "a Sixth street from .Maple to" Chest- THE WEATHER For Columbia and vicinity: Thunder showers late this afternoon or tonight and probably Sunday; sot much change in temperature. For Missouri: Generally fair southern possibly showers and thunderstorms northern portion tonight and Sunday; not much change in temperature. nut streets and from Locust to Cherry streets are mains laid in 1912. On Sixth street from Broadway to Ash street is a four inch main laid in 1910. On Seventh street from Cherry street to Park avenue is a main laid in 1912. On Eighth street from the University grounds to Broadway is a four inch main laid in 1905. On Ninth street from University avenue to Broadway is a four inch main laid in 1905. On Ninth street from Broadway to Walnut street is a three inch main laid in 1875. On Ninth street from Conley to University ave nues is a three inch mam laid in 1905. On Tenth street from Broadway to Ash street is a three inch main laid in 1875. On Tenth street from Ash street to Christian College a two inch pipe was laid in 1900. On Orr street from Broadway to Ash street a main was laid in 1875 and an other laid in 1900. On Ilitt street from University ave nue to Broadway a three inch main was laid in 1912. MAYNOR SENDS IN RESIGNATION Battery B Conrtnander Wants Release Not Likely to Be Granted Now. Harold Hulen, lieutenant in Battery B, returned to Columbia from New Frank lin yesterday to invoice the Battery prop erty in the armory. The invoice is nec essary because Captain Maynor has sent in his resignation as Battery Command er to take effect as soon as possible. He is expected to stay with the Battery as long as it is at New Franklin, as it is unlikely that the resignation will be ac cepted before the present emergency is at an end. Captain Maynor has accepted a position as football coach at the North west State Teachers College at Maryville. Clyde Daly, supply sergeant of the Battery, has been working at the armory for several days, unpacking boxes and equipment so that Hulen will be able to check the property in a short time. The men at New Franklin are getting weary, according to Daly, because of the waythey must spend ibeicjiours when off duty." Ttiey are kept within the guard lines, a space about a quarter of a mile square, and within which there are no stores, no forms of recreation, absolutely nothing to keep the time from hanging i like a -weight on their spirits. They can get nothing to read, though Daly says ! that sometimes a person on a train, in a mement of sympathy, tosses off a maga zine or a newspaper. Yesterday work was started on new shower bath . houses, which fact only makes the men more blue, as they inter pret this to mean that they will stay there for a long time yet. The Guardsmen from Boonville have re ceived several donations- from the mer chants and their friends at home, such as apples and ice cream. This has always been divided with the Battery B men, as the two Batteries have the same kitchen and eat thrir meals together. But the Boonville men became dissatisfied with this method of division of gifts, since the Co umbia men, being farther from home. "ST? no been so well remembered bv .tH their home people. The result is that. the Boonville men have sent a petition, signed by almost every man in the battery to the Boon ville paper, asking that all gifts be sent to the supply sergeant. The men of the two Batteries are on the best of terms otherwjse. S. F. CONLEY IS PRESIDENT Loan Association Elects Officers Increases Stock $500,000. S. F. Conley was elected president of the Boone National Savings and Loan Association at a recent meeting of the stockholders. Directors elected for one year are: S. F. Conley, L. M. Defoe, Mar. shall CoWon, W. J. Hetzler, J. C. Jones, S. M Stevinson and W. S. St. Clair. Other officers elected are: Treasurer, S. C Hunt; secretary, W. S. St. Clair; loan committee. S. F. Conley. L. M. De foe and W. S. St. Clair. McBaine & Clark are the attorneys. The stockholders voted to increase the stock $500,000. making a total capital of 11.500.000. Home loans amounting to $148,000 have been made within the last two years. Sims Goes to Philadelphia Paper. Russell & .Sims, student in the School of Journalism in 1911-12, who was until recently on the New York Tribune staff, has been made assistant editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger Sunday mag azine section. Berton Kline, a former New York Tribune man, is editor of the section. Daughter Born to Longwells. Mr. and Mrs. Chester R. Longwell are the parents of a daughter, Marie Louise, born at New Haven, Conn, July 22. Mr. Longwell was graduated from the Univer sity in 1914 and received an A. M. degree in 1916. He ivan assistant professor of geology at Yale University. .. 7 f - i t -. - " r " ?. "" " . - ir - tfZA "v r - - b,- - -Z" rtx. 3IS FATHER LOSES LIFE IN TRYING TO SAVE SON Killed by Live Wire as He En ters Burning Hotel to Rescue Boy Trapped in Building. BLAST CAUSE OF FIRE Explosion of Stove Sets Off 25- Gallon Gasoline Tank Wrecking Three Buildings. ByUUtdFrw. Kansas City, Mo, July 29. One known dead and several injured is the mult of a terrific explosion in the down town district of this city. James Hat field of Omaha, Neb. was instantly killed when he touched an electric wire in attempting to save his son who was trapped in the hotel. Bodies still un accounted for estimated in one hotel was set at twent)-five. This was, however, unconfirmed. The blast was caused by the explosion of a small gasoline stove in an adjoining restaurant. This touched off a twenty five gallon tank of gasoline in a clean ing establishment. The explosion wrecked three buildings and the fire that followed gutted the Viaduct Hotel. EIGHT APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE AT BOARD MEETING Most of the Places Filled Are St. Louis and Kansas City One in Columbia. in The Executive Board of the Board of Curators of the University made eight appointments for this year at the regular monthly meeting held yesterday in the office of E. Lansing Ray in St. Louis. The instructor; appointed are as fol lows: William C McNutt, reappointed in structor of industrial education in St. Louis; Miss Edna Hudlcr, instructor in industrial education in St. Louis; Russell W. Hihbert, instructor in industrial edu cation in St. Louis.; Bernard W. Noel, in structor in industrial education in St. Louis; J.J. Ellis, instructor in industrial education in Kansas Cty; Grace Rigg. instructor in industrial education in Kansas City; R. A. Lagenbacher, ap pointed County Agricultural Agent for St. Charles County; and J. M Essen berg, assistant Professor of Anatomy in the School of Medicine hen. V. P. CROWE, IS A CANDipATE Is Running- for Office of County Attorney at Enid, Okla. V. P. Crowe, who received his degree in April from the Law School and is a ra-mber of the law firm of Harmon, Clowe & Crone at Enid, Okla, is a can didate for attorney from his county on the-Democratic ticket. He completed his work here in 1921 but did not receive his degree until this spring. TODAY'S BALL GAMES National R.H.E. First Came. Chicago 000 100 010 2 5 3 Philadelphia 020 010 210 6 9 2 Batteries: Osborne and OTarrcll; Ring and Henlinc Second Came. Chicago 110 201 000 002 7 18 0 Philadelphia ..000 320 000 000 5 15 1 Batteries: Chceves and OTarrcll; Wei nert and Henline. Pittsburgh 010 033 100 8 4 0 New York 003 000 000,3 10 0 Batteries: Cooper and Gooch; Toney and Snyder. St. Louis 100 100 000 2 6 Brooklyn 005 010 210 9 15 SI Batleries: Pfeffer and Grimes and Miller. . Ainsmith; I 1 5 14 0 4 Jl 1 First Game. Cincinnati 100 000 121 Boston 010 000 120 D-ts-f., . t!!a,au anJ Winirns XL' a I un n-s,-ij ' 1 Second Game. Cincinnati 002 000 000 2 10 Boston 000 000 010 1 7 3 Batteries: Couch and Hargrave; Mc- Quiilan and O'Neill. American Boston 000 0 St. Louis 000 4 Batteries: Pennock Shocker and Severeid. wr.i,.,.. ana wauers, New York 000 410 100 6 13- 0 Chicago 020 000 000 2 7 2 Batteries: Bush and Schang; Court' ney and Schalk. Philadelphia .... 000 001 100 2 6 3 Detroit 104 311 030 13 IS 2 Batteries: Hasty and Perkins; Pillette and WoodalL First Game. Washington .... 112 304.502 18 21 Cleveland 100.200 012 6 13 4 Batteries: Johnson and Picinich; Uhle and 0"NeiL I Second Game. Washington 000 Cleveland ...... 002 ' Batteries Brillheart .anil veleskie and 0Nefl. Picinich COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, BUDDY, ACTOR CAT AND MASCOT, SMOKES PIPE LIKE REAL OLD-TIMER "Buddy wai born in a theater; perhaps tuns where he got all his tricks. - That is what Miss I. A. Potter, chief operator of the Columbia Telephone Com pany, tells persons who ask her how Bad dy learned to do so many things. Buddy is a glossy, fat, mischievous jti. ger" kitten only three months old, but he is old enough to help with work in the office, be thinks, and to entertain the tel ephone operators at all times. "In fact, he becomes so distracting to the girls at times that I have ceased -to allow him in the main room bucb in the daytime," said Miss Potter, "but at night he has freedom in all the rooms. He keeps the place free from mice and that is of great importance here, especially since switchboard repairs are so ex pensive. Buddy is a great imitator. Not long ago a man who was at work in the office laid down a cigarette which he had been smoking. Buddy had been watching. He immediately picked up the cigarette and with it in his mouth walked all around the long room. The same sort of a per formance was carried out when another man laid down his pipe for a few mo ments. When workmen are working with Ma terial on the floor or table, Buddy in dustriously tries to help by placing his fore-paws on the material to hold it. This clever little kitten seems to un derstand most of the .things that Miss Potter tells him and will retrieve as nice ly as a dog trainer for that purpose. It is quite entertaining to watch him play around the desk peeping at Miss Potter from first one side then the other. Buddy has his own little ball, and one of his favorite sports is rolling the ball from one end of the room to someone at the other who is ready to return it. He alx has a great time sliding on the smooth hardwood floor. Miss Poller says that she taught Bud dy to drink milk by letting him lap it from her finger at first for he was too tiny to know just how to go about getting it alone when she took him. Buddy was given to Miss Potter by Mr. W. R. Karsteltcr, owner of the Columbia theater where the kitten was born, and since then he has never been outside the rooms of the telephone company. He sits in the window occasionally and looks j around at things outside, possibly enjoy ing the change of scenery. The kitten is very fond of Miss Potter and has learned to distinguish her step from others. When he brings a scalding upon himself, he tries to regain Miss Poller's favor by "washing! her finger. He will "wash" her finger, too, whenjw is asked to do so. " ' Buddy "dresses up" by donning a fresh ribbon every day. TEACHERS HOLD CONFERENCE Dr. Ramsay Discusses Methods of Instruction in English. The Conference for the Teachers ol 'English which was held in Jesse Hall J this morning at 10 o'clock was well at- tended. Dr Robert L. Ramsay acted as chairman. The entire time of the meeting was de voted to the discussion of questions which had been handed to Doctor Ram say. The questions submitted were: What should be the proportion of time devoted to the study of the classics them selves and to the authors? vhat is the best method of teaching composition to first vear high school students? Is there a belter way of handling out side reading than that outlined in the state course of study? CRIPPLED BABY CAN WALK Orville McBaine, Adopted by Ste- phens Girls, Is Cured. Little Orville McBaine, the crippled baby who was last winter adopted by the girls in Stephens College, who gave , him the benefit of medical treatment, is again in Columbia after several weeks in Vt nftna lntital BI-jTTa mm tssttlFt :mnr,.j , ,1,,, ,;,;,. . s. ;, practically cured. He was brought back fnm St. Louis by his father, Richard McBaine. Ke 1as ft taken to St. Louis by Miss Wil lie bryant. visiting nurse of Boone County, last fall. The girls of Stephens College made it possible for the little I fellow to remain in the hospital until the 1 present time. PRESIDENT LEE IS OPTIMISTIC Foresees Good Year at Christian College Despite Rail Strike. ' Edgar D. Lee. president of Christian College said todar that he is exceedintly optimistic for a good year at the College . , . .. , . ., :....,: in euiic vi lie idiuuau biii&c wiwiwu- The main dormitory parlors. haOs and many of the bedrooms are being redec orated and refurnished and all will be in readiness by the opening of the fall term of school. The extensive improvements being made on the buildings " and heating plant will not be delayed as all needed materials are on the ground now. Two Fined for Disturbing Peace. Clara Walker was fined $5 and costs and Willie Mar Brown was fined $1 and C0IS ; lDe police court this morning for disturbing the peace. Both are negrs women. ' Republicans May Abandon Fight j WAsmiCTO-r, D. C, July 29. dear J intimation that tbe Republican insur-Co- grnls would abandon their fight against j the Tariff Bill was shown here today. SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1922 BOTH FACTIONS GET HARDING'S PEACE OFFER Contents of Proposal Sent to Jewell and Cuyler Is Not Made Public at White House. RAIL LEADERS DUBIOUS Will Reject Plan if Seniority nights Are Demanded, Says Official Roads Run Below Normal. tf UmiteJ Preu, WasimcTO. D. C, July 29. Presi dent Harding has forwarded the compro mise which he believes will end the rail strike. The proposal arranged by the President was sent in letter form to Bert M. Jewell, bead of the shop crafts unions of American Federation of Labor, and T. D. Cuyler, chairman of the Association of Railway Executives. The contents of the letter was not revealed at the White House. i SPaMPrcu. Chicaco. July 29. All the large roads of the county will demand the rejection of President Harding's proposal for the settlement of the strike so long as it con tains a restoration of the seniority rights to the striking shopmen. A leading rail road official told the United Press today that the roads that have not prepared for the strike were tsr ones woo wished to accept the proposal of President Hard ing. "I do not see how President Harding can ask the railroads to break the word they have given he men hired since July 1", he said.. "The rail union is not having great success and realize that they have lost. We are running 57 per cent normal and are turning down 75 per cent of the applicants now, and only skilled labor is being hired." S y Uu4 FrtJf. Wasiusctoi, D. C July 29. A ban on the exportation of coal excepting in extreme cases was announced today by Secretary Hoover. This is a part of the conservation program. 1 r Viuud rVctt- I.ndianapous, Ind July 29. The state government plans to meet the fueL fam ine resulting from the coal strike, took form today. Governor McCray announced defiantly that the coal mines in Indiana would be in operation within ten days by the state if necessary. IrOtlMirrmu Philadelphia, July 29. Direct parley tc bring about peace in the coal war now fn its 130th day, will be held on Wednes day when the operators and the miners come face to face in conference here it was reported today. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine workers, 1 refused to confirm the date. He said the hour of settlement is now at hand. It was predicted that the men would be back in the pits within thirty days. The miners will not be in the pits during the negotiations. NEWBUILD1NG& UCKMATERIAL Completion of Structures by Opening of Fall Term Is Doubtful. The new University buildings now un. der construction are not as near comple tion as they should be for this time of the season, according to E. E Brown, business manager for the University. Mr. Brown does not expect any of the build ings to be ready for use by tbe beginning of the fall term of school. Recently the contractors have had some trouble getting the material for the buildings. This has been due, largely, to the strike situation. The women s building and the chemistry building have both received shipments ot tut stone centry and the work is now progressing rapidly. Work has been delayed on tne power plant on account of a shortage of steeL but the material has been received and work hes been resumed. Contractors for the piping into the tunnel are at work and are keeping up with the construction of the tunnel. Workmen on tbe tunnel struck a ledge of solid rock this week and if it holds out, this is expected to slow the progress of tbe work for some time. The new tun nel will connect with the old tunnel near the fountain south of the old Indus trial Arts Building. Boilers for the power plant have either been shipped or are ready to. be shipped now. They will be installed in the" plant as soon as they arrive. Mr. Brown- believes that work on all of the boildhigs is progressing as rap idly as could, be expected under the cir cumstances. Only one building under the recent appropriation has not been started. Bids on the new cattle barn, which is to be erected in tbe Animal Hus bandry pasture south of tbe golf links, will be in Monday. Tbe cattle barn is to cost $25,000. Lenin Suffers Second Stroke. Br UmmJ Frta. Rica. July 29. Premier Lenin has soffered a second stroke of paralysis and a third will prove fatal, according to a report received here from Moscow. Columbia People Were Also Famous Visiting orators, campaign speakers and even historians agree that Columbia is the center of culture and good will, an ideal place in which to build a home. "Columbia is famous for the refine ment and intelligence of its people," says the History of Missouri written by Walter Bickford and Daniel S. Durrie in 1876. "It is at once recognized as the seat of learning of the state. The city is beautifully located on high, rolling land," the history continues. The streets are broad and laid out at right angles and shaded by numerous kinds of trees. The principal streets are macadamized and sidewalked. "The distinguishing feature of Colum bia is her educational interests and ad vantages. The university of the state is an excellent educational institution. Christian College, for young ladies, un der the patronage of the Christian denom ination, is a fine school. Stephens College, for young ladies, under the auspices of the Baptist demonina- tion was established in 1870 and named in honor of James L. Stephens, who is a great benefactor to its endowment. The public school is well equipped and pre sided over by efficient and well qualified teachers." Columbia had a population of only 4,. I 000 at that time. The only county town - TELEPHONE COMPANY IS ENLARGING ITS CAPACITY 540 Incoming Lines, Each Able to Accomodate Four Parties, Being Installed. Enlargement of the system of the Co lumbia Telephone Company, including the installation of additional coils, re lays, cables and other equipment, which will cost approximately $28,000, may be completed by September 1. September 19 is the latest date at which the work may be completed. More than 300 cables are being put in, which will ac commodate bw incoming lines and as many outgoing lines as there will be telephones connected with the incoming lines. Each incoming line can have four parties on it. However, there probably will be no more than 600 telephones con nected with the incoming lines, accord ing to E. E. Hahnfietd. Western Electric Co. expert in charge of the installation of the improvements. In each of tbe 300 cables there is an average of 100 wires, .bringing the total number of wires to be connected with the relays up to 30,000. The relays, which are. being installed, must be connected with the court circuits. Tbe court cir cuits, which connect with the operators' switchboard, also are being installed. Fifteen court circuits are connected with one position on the switchboard, enab ling one operator to handle fifteen calls, All of this equipment must be installed to accommodate me additional lines. When this enlargement of the system is completed, the telephone company will need as many more operators as there will be telephones installed. At the pres ent there are thirty-six operators needed. Hahnfield and his assistants, who work out of St. Louis for the Western Electric Co, are road men who go to the tele phone companies and install similar ad ditions for them. Most- of his men have been in Kansas City, where they installed the automatic telephone system in the downtown district. These electricians are: E. E. Buckner, D. T. Wilson, G. H. Danielson, C E. Carlson, J. F Freeman and C H. Chester., STRIKE STOPS MAIL TRAINS M. K. & T. Line Is Idle Between Hannibal and Moberly. Paris, Madison, Stoutsville and Hod!. day. Mo, have been deprived of railroad mail service for about a week. They are on the M. K. 4 T. line between Moberly and Hannibal, on which service is totally discontinued. J. H. Crews, traveling salesman working out of Columbia, said that these towns are hauling their mail with motor cars from Monroe City, the C B. & Q railroad bringing it there. The same towns are hauling their freight with trucks from Moberly. Some service is still maintained on the M. K. & T. between New Franklin and Moberly. but people living in the strand, round trip. 44 (rews said that business was so depressed in Moberly yesterday that it since last Tuesday. This train made a round trip. Crews said that .business was so depressed in Moberly yesterday that it was useless to see his customers. He met about thirty strikebreakers who, de claring dissatisfaction with their jobs. were trying' to get out of town. The train which brought a detachment of guardsmen into Moberly Monday ar rived with a flat car in front of the en gine on which was mounted a machine gun. About fifteen men were on that car. There were several coaches ol guards in the train. Girl Born io Mr. and Mrs. HowelL Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reed Howell, of Kingston, Mo, are the parents of a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, born July 24. Mr. Howell is the county agent of Caldwell County. He was graduated from the University in 1917. C Cannon Certain of Nomination. Clarence Cannon, who received his LL. B. here in 1908, has no opposition in tbe primary for Congressman in tbe Ninth ( Congrewinoal District. His home is at Troy, Mo. LAST EDITION for Culture in 1876 ships then were Bourbon, Cedar, Colum bia, Perche and Rocky Fork. Bickford and Durrie arc almost as en thusiastic in their approval of Boone County as they are of its county seat, Co lumbia. "Boone County," says the history, "is noted for its superior qualities. It has a fine system of public schools and is an excellent fanning area. "The county has an area of 432,000 acres of which 77,600 are prairie and "53)00 timber land. The soils are of the best varieties found, and the bottom lands are unsurpassed for fertility. A thick bod of coal underlies all the north ern part of the county, and Is of very hne quality. Timber is excellent for fencing, for agricultural and mechanical implements, for cabinet work and for carriages. The varieties comprise twelve species of oak, four of hickory, two of walnut, two of maple, two of elm, three of ash, two of linn, two of locust, two of cottonwood, two of hackberry, besides box-elder, cedar, cherry, coffee-bean, mul berry, sycamore, birch and willow. The county is well supplied with pure water in numerous streams and cold springs. A splendid chalybeate spring is on the University campus and a sulphur spring near Rochcport has been found. iron, zinc, lead and even gold ores 1 have been found in several localities." THE MATERNITY BILL DEFENDED Columbia League of Women Voters Takes Definite Stand for It. The first time that the Columbia League of Women Voters has taken definite stand on matters of politics has been in the recent political campaign when the League has expressed itself in favor of the Maternity Bill, according to Miss Ella Victoria Dobbs, president of tbe League. Heretofore the organization has confined itself to general discussions of political affairs without coming out definitely for any- candidate or for any political principle. "The" League has taken a definite stand concerning the Maternity Bill be cause recent discussions of the bill have left the Impression that objectionable features were included in the original bill. "When the League consulted the orig inal bill, the statements made by Sena tor Reed and his supporters concerning it were found to he erroneous. The orig-i inal bill which the League examined was one owned by Mrs. C W. Greene who obtained a copy when she was Special 1 Arent in 1919 for the State of Missouri for the Children's Bureau at Washington. Tbe heading of the printed copy of the bill reads "'" ' fl. ,lK LUni,edJS.Ule' I October 20, 1919. Mr. Sheppard intro duced tbe following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Health and National Quaran tine.' "After the bill was referred to the com mittee," continued Miss Dobbs, "some amendments were made in the commit tee before it was brought to the floor of the Senate. These amendments dealt chiefly with details of administration. This meant chiefly the transference of authority from the federal board to the state board for the administration of the bill. Tbe purpose 'of tbe bill to provide expert advice on the hygiene of mater nity remained unchanged. 1 he Hoone t .ORntv HMbital haft a clinic on Tuesday and Friday for chit-, dren. The purpose of the Maternity Bill Is to increase provisions for such clinics a the Boone County Hospital is now operating. "When tbe League examined the origi nal Maternity Bill, it also obtained a copy of Senator Reed's speeches made before the Senate June 29, Jury 21snd 22, 1921 which has been printed at gov ernment expense for campaign purposes. Mr. Reed quoted from three sections of this original bill which we have. At tbe opening of his speech, on page 6 of the printed copy. Senator Reed says "The bill is meant to be an entering wedge for more radical measures. "Thereafter he enumerates imaginary possibilities of tbe bill. He has men tioned these possibilities so often that he may believe the bill contained them. The League of Women Voters does not doubt his veracity but rather bis intel ligence. "Tbe bill passed tbe Senate by a vote of sixty-three to seven." said Mist. Dobbs, "a sufficient indication that Mr. Reed's speeches in opposition to the bill had no influence on tbe votes, however much the Senate may have been entertained by them, as a recent editorial in tbe St. Louis Globe-Democrat suggests. "While the bill was being discussed in the Senate, between 30,000 and 50,000 women in Missouri met in clubs and oth er organizations to indorse the bill, and to wire their representatives to'support ft. Our veracity in this matter has been called into question,'' said Miss Dobbs. I have in my possession a copy of the original bill which I will be glad to submit to any Interested inquirer." Disregards Traffic Regulation. John R. Silver, city engineer, was ar- rested yesterday for disregarding strret ' traffic regulations. wrfl'srw NUMBER 285 3 CANDIDATES TQ , DELIVER FINAL SPEECHES HERE' Closing Arguments in Carat paigns Will Be Given on Courthouse Lawn ; Monday Night FOUR PARTIES IN RACE Reed and Long Defenders Not' to Appear Seating Ar- t rangements for 2,500 Made. The final speeches in the campaign of the candidates for county offices and for Congress at the primary election next Tuesday will be herd at 7:15 o'clock) Monday night on the courthouse lawn. This will close the speaking tour of the candidates which started July 20 and which has been in daily progress with the exception of Sundays since then. Dur ing this period the candidates have spokei in every section of the county. This afternoon the candidates spoke at Bell's Lake at 1 o'clock and tonight a meeting will be held at 7:30 o clock at Rochcport. Monday the campaign will be carried to Shaw for a meeting there at clock in the afternoon. The cam paign closes on the courthouse lawn in Columbia Monday night. Seating arrangements have been mads 1 for 2500 persons who are expected to at tend the final meeting. The program at this time will be essentially the same as the meetings which have been held in other sections of the county. However, speakers defending Mr. Reed and Mr. Long, candidate for the Democratic nom ination for United States Senator, will not appear at this meeting as they have in thr county meetings. The members of the campaign commit tee. Judge II- A. Collier, candidate for probate judge; J. S. Rollins, candidate for state representative, and Ruby M. Hulen, "candidate for prosecuting attor ney, all unopposed for election will pre side at the closing campaign meeting Monday night as they have done in the earlier meetings. The attendance at the political gather ings thus far has been large. More than twenty candidates for office have appeared on the public platform besides thr cam, paign speakers of Reed and Long. The tours have been made by automobile, to day's delegation leaving Columbia for Bell's Lake at 11 o'clock. All voting in the primary Tuesday Jor the four, precincts of Columbia will be done at the polls on the first floor of the courthouse. The polls will be open from sunrise to sunset. Four parties have tick ets in the field, the Democrats, Republi cans, Socialist, and Socialist Labor. The latter two combined, however, have only five names printed on the ballot. The Socialists have candidates for the United States Senate, and tbe offices of State Superintendent of Schools and Judge of the Supreme Court. The Socialist-Labor party has nominated men for the U. S. Senate and for State Superintendent of Schools. The Democratic and Republican parties hare placed candidates for practi cally all offices. ' No person not a Democrat can vote the Democratic ticket unless he or she swears to support tbe Democratic nominees in the general election following the pri maries. The same applit in the case of any person who is a Democrat desiring to support a Republican candidate. Can didates belonging to political par- ties other than that which the voter cast his ballot for can be written m but the ballot ts cast as one for a can; didate on the ticket voted. Thus a Re publican, writing In the name of a Dem ocratic candidate would cast a ballot for" that person ss a Republican and the bal lot would be counted as for the Republi can nomination for the office. Nine women are candidates for public office in the election Tuesday. Four of these, however ere for minor offices as committeemen. The candidates for Con tress from' the Eighth District are Mrs. St, Clair Moss, of Columbia. Charles E. Dewey, of Jefferson Gty, and E. M. Zeve ley, of Linn Osage County. These can didates spoke at Bell's Lake this after noon and will speak at Rocbeport to night, Shaw Monday afternoon and at the final rally on the courthouse lawn Mon day night. Mrs. W. K. Freudenberger of Columbia spoke at Bell's Lake today. SOAP CAPITOL ON DISPLAY Reproduction of National BulbJlng-' Is ia Grocer's Window. .A miniature reproduction of the nil tional capitol building at Washington! D. C la on view in the show window of . Johnston Brothers Grocery store, 9 North Eighth street. This work of art is executed with almost 5.000 cakes of toilet soap, and it exhibits tbe front and ' rear elevations of the capitol. the mam moth Arch of Triumph with its ornamen-1 tal columns of Liberty and the Chariot of Progress. The crest hall is flanked with smaller halls running through the entire build ing, and it has been executed with marked exactness as to its distinctive features. The display wdl h so lighted as to make a beautiful sight at night, - D. O. Carter Fined $1 and GiststV, if u. urter was lined 11 and costs 1. 10 the police court this morning far fall' ing to show a city license lag on his' au" tomobile. t. ' J '', "1 -s ., I&: - - '-. vti, .'i " s JlJaSlfe fSA .& - & JvLrah,,&.