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Winning Candidates in State, in Blackface [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 22 January 1909
Winning candidates in state in blackface Democratic ticket Governor: William S. Cowherd, Kansas City Lieutenant- Governor: William R. Painter, Carrollton Secretary of State: Cornelius Roach, Carthage State Auditor: John P. Gordon, Lexington State Treasurer: James Cowgill, Kansas City Attorney-General: Elliott W. Major, Bowling Green Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner: John A. Knott, Hannibal Judge Supreme Court: Waller W. Graves, Butler Judge St. Louis Court of Appeals: Charles C. Bland, St. Louis Judge Kansas City Court of Appeals: James Ellison, Kansas City Republican Ticket Governor: Herbert S. Hadley, Jefferson City Lieutenant-Governor: Jacob F. Gmelich, Booneville Secretary of State: John E. Swanger, Milan State Auditor: Jesse A. Tolerton, Branson State Treasurer: William F. Maring, Jefferson City; Attorney-General: Frank B. Fulkerson, St. Joseph Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner: William W. Wilder, Ste. Genevieve Judge Supreme Court: Angus Cox, Bolivar Judge St. Louis Court...
American Homes on Verge of Decay [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
AMERICAN HOMES ON VERGE OF DECAY Dr. Ellwood, in Kansas City Address, So Pictures Divorce Evil. CITES THE DECLINE OF ROME Unless Change Comes, One Marriage in Two Will Be Broken. KANSAS CITY, Oct. 22. “If present tendencies continue, I believe the world will see the time when the American family, and all American civilization with it, will pass away.” Prof. Charles A. Ellwood of the University of Missouri made this statement Tuesday night in his lecture on “Problems of the American Home,” in the Y. W. C. A. rooms, 1024 Baltimore avenue. His audience was composed entirely of women. Startling figures about divorce were given. “The basis for this remarkable statement is the divorce statistics,” Prof. Ellwood continued. “Statistics show the American family is the most unstable family on earth. In 1885, Congress passed a law providing for the collection of divorce statistics. This showed that in 1886, there were 508 divorces granted in England; 6,100 in France; 6,200 in Germany and 23,40...
Freshmen Raindrops Coming out Tonight; Sunbeams Crippled [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
FRESHMEN RAINDROPS COMING OUT TONIGHT; SUNBEAMS CRIPPLED The Sunshine Squad May Be in Condition for Practice Tomorrow. It looks as if the Freshman Raindrops are going to win out over the said Junior Sunbeams. The Raindrops probably will be out for signal practice tonight. The entire Junior Sunbeam Squad is now in the hospital. The schedule for today is as follows: “Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Fair tomorrow and cooler.” The maximum temperature was 65 at 9 o’clock. The minimum temperature was 52 at 2 o’clock.
Russian Woman Plans an Adamless Eden [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
RUSSIAN WOMAN PLANS AN ADAMLESS EDEN Mme. Davidoff Will Establish One in New York. NEW YORK, Oct. 22. New York is to have an “Adamless Eden.” Mme. Davidoff, a native of Russia, but now a resident of New York city, is establishing an experimental farm at Belle Crest, which will be operated by women. Men will be barred from the greenhouses, where fruits and flowers are to be grown every month in the year by aid of electricity. While similar experiments have been made by this and other governments Mme. Davidoff believes her experiments will prove more successful than those carried on by the bureau of plant industry of the Department of Agriculture. Mme. Davidoff is a writer for magazines. She says the experiments will be based on the theory that the growth of vegetable matter, which ceases at sundown, will continue through the night if proper artificial light is supplied to stimulate the developing power of plants. Fruits and flowers that are grown in this section only in the spring an...
P. O. Clerks Refuse to Moisten Sta [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
P. O. CLERKS REFUSE TO MOISTEN STAMPS Women Muzzled with Fashionable Veils Denied Accommodation. CINCINNATI, Oct. 22. “Don’t ask the stamp man to lick your stamps.” So run the signs posted today in the retail stamp windows of the post office. “It’s this way,” said a clerk. “We just haven’t got the time to lick all the stamps that people ask us to dampen for them. We are too busy. For instance, some of the women all togged out in their fineries and veils buy stamps and then ask us to do the licking. You see, some of the women wearing these new-fagled veils tied in a Gordian knot back of their head, or under their ears or some place, I do not know exactly where, and they can’t get the veils undone to lick the stamps. But I have sworn off licking stamps.” “But you didn’t really lick the stamps with your tongue even when you accommodated folks?” “’Course not. We have dampened sponges for the purpose.”
Dr. Hill to Address New York Educat [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
DR. HILL TO ADDRESS NEW YORK EDUCATORS St. Clair McKelway and Dr. Schurman Among the Other Speakers. President Albert Ross Hill of the University of Missouri is to be one of the speakers at the Forty-sixth University Convocation of the State of New York, which is being held in Albany, N. Y., today and will continue Saturday evening. President Hill will speak tomorrow evening at the semi-annual dinner of the Hudson River Schoolmasters. Among other speakers at the convention are Dr. St. Clair McKelway, of the Brooklyn Eagle, who spoke here in the lecture course on journalism, and Dr. J. G. Schurman, president of Cornell University, who will speak at the inauguration of President Hill here.
Dynamite Wrecks Speeding Auto [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
DYNAMITE WRECKS SPEEDING AUTO Chicago Police Scent Plot of Residents to Stop Scorchers. By United Press. CHICAGO, Oct., 22. As the result of the blowing up of an automobile in Hawthorne suburb today, the police are convinced that an organized secret movement is on foot to check automobile speeding. The auto was destroyed while moving and not enough was left to identify it. The occupants have not been found, and it is not known whether they were killed. The police say dynamite was used to wreck the car. It is believed that residents of the suburb have determined to stop “auto-maniacs” at any cost. AUSTRIAN SOLDIERS IN REAL WARFARE 120,000 Troops Reported to Have Engaged Citizens of Provinces. By United Press. LONDON, Oct., 22. Actual warfare has been in progress between 120,000 Austrian soldiers and citizens in the annexed provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the last ten days, according to an agent of Montenegro who has come from the frontier. Guerilla warfare is being waged in t...
Abruzzi on Way Here, Rome Thinks [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
ABRUZZI ON WAY HERE, ROME THINKS Has With Him $60,000 in Jewels as Gift for Miss Elkins. ROME, Oct. 22. The Duke of the Abruzzi’s whereabouts is absolutely unknown here, but it is fully expected that he will soon turn up in America. A report from Milan states that he has bought $60,000 worth of jewels from a Turin firm, which had brought them from Paris especially for his inspection. These, it is surmised, are intended as a wedding gift. Before leaving his ship, the Regina Elena, the Duke presented each officer with a pair of gold jeweled sleeve links. The newspapers were published contradictory reports as to his present location, and all evidently are mere conjecture. All information is refused at his house near Turin and at the Ministry of Marine. Mrs. Oliphant’s declaration that no engagement exists provokes mirth here. Instructed in Catholicism. It is stated here that Miss Katharine Elkins has had private instruction in the Catholic religion, and has already been secretly receiv...
Since 'O8. the Missourian Has Been Dedicated to 'Covering' News Field [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
Since '08, The Missourian Has Been Dedicated to 'Covering' News Field First edition of the newspaper, now the Columbia Missourian, was issued September 14, 1908 as the University Missourian. The Business office was in Academic Hall, and the printing was done by E. W. Stephens Publishing Company. The project was an important part of the newly born School of Journalism. The newspaper was founded “for the training of students in journalism.” According to an early editorial, “it is the laboratory, the clinic, the practice school…In the pursuance of this purpose it will be necessary for the University Missourian to cover the entire field, not limit itself to University news, in order that the training the students receive will be sufficiently broad to be valuable…” The Columbia of 1908 differed greatly from the Columbia of today. Then for example the city had a population of 9,500. Although a road-building program was under way, there were only four miles of paved streets-enough, perhaps...
D. A. R. Delegates Inspect Read Hall [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
D. A. R. DELEGATES INSPECT READ HALL Girls Eat Basket Lunches in Rooms While Guests Dine Downstairs. FIRST SESSION AT ELKS' CLUB Mrs. E. W. Stephens to Entertain the Visiting Members Tonight. Read Hall and the University were both inspected today by the Daughters of the American Revolution, who are holding their ninth annual state conference here. The Read Hall girls were busily engaged all morning cleaning their rooms for the occasion, and preparing basket lunches to be eaten in their rooms while a luncheon was being served to 120 D. A. R. members in the dining room. Four tables were spread downstairs for the luncheon at 1 o’clock. The two in the dining room were decorated with bowls of salvia, surrounded by banks of the same flower. The one in the north room was banked with autumn leaves, and that in the hall with vines and cosmos. Palms and ferns screened the table in the hall. The luncheon consisted of five courses. After luncheon the girls’ rooms were inspected and the Universi...
Build a Weir on Creek [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
ENGINEERS BUILD A WEIR ON CREEK Dam-Like Device Will Aid in Studying Methods of Irrigation. Senior class in Civil Engineering of the University of Missouri, under the direction of Professor T. J. Rodhouse, built a weir on Grindstone creek, two miles southeast of Columbia, to be used by students in course in irrigation. The weir is a device, like a dam, to measure the flow of water of the stream. It will tell how much water is necessary to irrigate a given amount of land. This is the first time that engineering students here have had a weir to aid in their study of irrigation. If the first proves to be of practical value, another will be built on Hinkson creek.
Taft on Last Lap [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
Taft on last Lap. By United Press. LAWRENCE, Ind., Oct. 22. William H. Taft began the last lap of his campaign tour here today. He will spend three days more in Indiana before starting on his eastern trip. He addressed a dozen crowds today, mostly of farmers. His voice was greatly improved by yesterday's rest in Cincinnati.
Soaker' Bricksi in Paving May Bring City Suits [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
“SOAKER” BRICKS IN PAVING MAY BRING CITY SUITS Property Owners Preparing to Resist Payment of Taxes on Ground That the Work is Not Properly Done. F. W. NIEDERMEYER, ONE OF THEM, POINTS OUT DEFECTS First Freezing Will Cause Crumbling, is the Complaint. Litigation may result from the protests registered by residents of Columbia against the manner in which street paving is being done. Two property owners are said to be preparing to resist payment of the special tax levied to pay for this work, and others, it is said, will follow suit, involving thousands of dollars in revenue. The complaint is based in part upon the quality of brick used, some of them being designated as “soakers.” These, property owners say, are of inferior quality, and will crumble when freezing sets in. F. W. Niedermeyer, one of those who expects to resist payment, said to a reporter for the University Missourian when questioned about it: Says Bricks Are Inferior. “I was slow about making any protest because I feare...
Class Visits Infirmary [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 2 February 1909
CLASS VISITS INFIRMARY Students in Modern Charities Course Inspect County Institution. The class in modern charities, one of the advanced courses in in the Department of Sociology, visited the Boone County infirmary five miles northeast of Columbia, this afternoon. This is the annual trip of the class in that subject. The class is composed of thirty-five students under the direction of Dr. T. J. Riley. The trip was made in a wagonette.