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UNIVERSITY 'i MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1914
WAR, LONDON HEARS
Unconfirmed Report From
Madrid Says Kaiser Has
FIGHTING AT WARSAW
Another Great Battle To Be
ght Soon on French
An unconfirmed report that Portugal
has declared war against Germany
was received In London today. In
France the Germans are still gaining
near the coast. The French claim
that they are checking the turning
movement of the Germans in Bel
gium. In Eastern Prussia and Russian Po
land the center of the fighting is now
at Warsaw, where the Germans are
attempting to pierce the Russian lines,
A dispatch from Konigsberg the only
dispatch from Germany today says
that the Russians in Prussia are on
the retreat. Galicia was compara
tively quiet, according to dispatches.
Colonel Maritz leads an unestimat
cd force in the South African rebel
lion. England is pleased that some
of the Boer leaders spurned German
offers and that Dutch-Boer sentiment
on a whole seems to be with the Brit
By United Press.
LONDON, Oct. T 4. From advices
here it is believed that the entry of
Portugal into the war to aid the Al
lies is imminent The dispatches state
that the Portuguese cabinet has sum
moned congress to meet Friday for
the purpose of mobilization. It Is re
ported that the German minister left
for Madrid and all Germans are flee
ing from the country.
An unconfirmed dispatch from Mad
rid says that It is reported from Lis
bon that Portugal has declared war
By United Press.
DUNKIRK, France, Oct. 14. The
German advance continues. Bicycle
and cavalry skirmishes have been en
countered within twenty miles of this
seaport. There is a hurried mass
ing of the Allies, an indication of the
approach of a titanic conflict on
French soil. There has been no gen
eral engagement yet, though the lines
have felt each other out as much as
possible. The probable scene of the
next battle is flat, with no shelter
about it. The censor will not permit
the name of the location to be men
tioned. The entrenchments are all
ready and .special enforcements have
By United Press.
PARIS, Oct. 14. The 3 o'colck state
ment issued here today said the Al
lies had successfully resisted the Ger
man turning movement in Belgium,
taking Ypres. The statement said:
"To Oise on the left the situation is
unchanged. The French are gaining
in the center region. Nothing to re
port on the right. Several engage
ments have been had around Ghent in
Vy United Press.
KONIGSBERG. Oct. 14. The Rus
sians are retreating through East Prus
sia following the defeat by the Ger
mans. The Russians while in Prussia
devastated territory on the march to
th damace of nearly half a
billion dollars. They slaughtered and
violated many girls and women, the re
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. A message
from Petrograd to the Russian em
bassy here said that there was fight
ing around Warsaw and that a battle
had begun along a line which extend
ed from Warsaw in Russia along the
San and Vistula rivers to Przemysl.
Fighting south of Przemysl to the
Dneister River continues. The situa
tion in East Prussia is unchanged.
By United Press.
PETROGRAD, Oct. 14. Reports says
there is fierce fighting in Warsaw, The
German center, heavily reinforced,
Is making an effort to pierce the Rus
sian line but is unsuccessful. The
Russians positions are said to be ad
vantageous. There is no danger of
the Germans gaining. The Russians
have strong poitions in Warsaw with
a ring of fifteen forts as a citadel.
A statement declares the loss of the
cruiser Pallada by a German torpe
boat Is offset by the sinking of two
German submarines. The scene of the
naval conflict Is withheld but it Is be
lieved to be within one hundred miles
of the German Baltic Sea base.
For Columbia and vicinity: Unset
tled weather tonight and Thursday
morning, probably light rain; clearing
Thursday afternoon and cooler.
For Missouri: Unsettled weather
tonight and Thursday, probably show
ers followed by clearing Thursday
night; warmer west portion Thursday.
The highest temperature in Colum
bia yesterday was 49 and the lowest
last night was 4 ; rainfall, .02. A
ear ago yesterday the highest was
79 and the lowest 50; rainfall, .00.
AKIZOXA MUST KEEP PEACE
President and Garrison Direct Gover-
nor Hunt to Withhold Troops.
il"y United Pres.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. After a
conference with President Wilson
this morning, Secretary of War Gar
rison announced he is sending a mes
sage to Governor Hunt of Arizona
vigorously requesting him not to send
troops to the border. Secretary Gar
rison points out that such action by
Governor Hunt might cause war with
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14. General
Bliss, commanding the Federal troops
in El Paso, wired that he had situa
tion in hand and that there is no need
of calling out the state militia. He
states that he has strong control at
Naco, Ariz. '
By United Press.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Oct. 14. Federal
troops remained on the border in the
attempt to prevent the violation of
the neutrality of American families
moving from the border. There were
small losses yesterday in the fight in
which Villa's men attacked Car
ranza supporters at Agua Prieta.
Y. 31. r. A. CAMPAIGS SOW OS
Twenty-five Teams Are Canvassing
for Sew Members.
An argument used for getting new
members in the Y. M. C. A. member
ship campaign which started today
is that there are University condi
tions that can be bettered, through
the work of the association. An ap
peal is made to men students to join
in this work.
Last night the committee of seventy-five
men met and were addressed
by Howard T. Beaven, state student
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Today
there are twenty-five teams working
for new members. These men have
a catalogue list of all the University
men, so that each prospective mem
ber is talked to by only one man.
TO ATTEND SUFFRAGE DISSER
Dr. and Mrs. Woodson Moss to Meet
Dr. Anna II. Sliaw.
Dr. and Mrs. Woodson Moss will go
to Jefferson City tomorrow, where they
are to attend a dinner to be given by
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stephens in honor
of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president
of the National Equal Suffrage Asso
ciation. Governor Elliott W. Major
will attend the dinner. He will intro
duce Mrs. Moss who, in turn, will in
troduce Mrs. Shaw to the guests for
Doctor Shaw will deliver an address
in Jefferson City in the interest of
equal suffrage. She is en route to
St. Louis from Kansas City In a tour
of the United States In behalf of equal
.CHARLES GUY FOUSD DEAD
Callaway County Fanner Relieved to
Haie Committed Suicide.
Charles Guy, a farmer living four
teen miles northeast of Columbia in
Callaway County was found dead In
bed by his children this morning. He
Is believed to have committed sui
cide by drinking carbolic acid.
No motive has been given for Guy's
taking his life. He lived on a rented
farm and is not believed to have had
any financial troubles. He was 43
years old. His wife died several
(years ago and he is survived by three
children, a girl 15 years old and two
boys, aged 13 and 11 years.
TWO COSFESS TO MURDER
Chicago Man and Woman Tell of lur-
ing Iowa Farmer to Death.
By United Press.
CHICAGO. Oct 14. Ruth McCuI
lough, a snake-charmer actress, 21
years old, and Clarence McCormlck, a
clerk 18 years old, confessed today to
the murder of I. W. Mollett a farmer
of Hedrick, la.
They told how they had on October
6, lured Mollett into the country In an
automobile. McCormlck is said to have
confessed that he shot Mollet and then
battered his head In with a wrench.
Robbery was the motive.
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EXPESSE PRETEXTS DEBATE
Hoard Rejects University of South
ern California's Offer.
The University of Southern Califor
nia's proposition for an intercollegi
ate debate with the University of Mis
souri was rejected yesterday after
noon at a meetlngof the University
Debating Board. This action was tak
en because the contest would entail
too great expense.
At yesterday's meeting preliminary
arrangements were made for the com
ing intercollegiate dpbate with the
University of Colorado, Texas and
Kansas. Texas and Kansas will come
to Missouri this year, while Missouri
will meet Colorado at Boulder. The
question for the triangular debate this
year will be based on a minimum wage
for unskilled labor.
The University Debating Board is
composed of five faculty members ana
one representative from each of the
debating societies. The faculty mem
bers which have been appointed by
President A. Ross Hill for the ensuing
year are; W. J. Shepard, D. O. Mc-
Govney, Max S. Handman, W. W.
Stewart and D. C. McEuen. Some of
the society representatives have not yet
DESTAL SOCIETIES COMIXG
Sinety Dentists Expected at Joint
Convention Here Sext Week.
The North Central Missouri Dental
Society in conjunction with the East
Missouri Dental Society, will meet In
Columbia October 22 to 24, inclusive.
About ninety men are expected to be
present. This is the first time the two
societies have met together. Good
fellowship is given as the keynote of
the meeting. Headquarters will be
at the Athens Hotel. Columbia den
tists are given good places on the pro
gram and especial attention is given
to clinics to be conducted throughout
Columbia dentists on the program
are the following: Dr. H. I. Bragg,
Dr. J. Hinton Brown, Dr. C. W. DIgges,
Dr. R. M. Robinson, Dr. R. M. Burgess.
The football game between Ames
and the University of Missouri is men
tioned on the program.
To Study at Louisville, Ky.
Harry B. Erkman of Carml, 111., for
mer student in the University, who
has been living the last few months
at Fullerton, N. D., will leave in a
short time for Louisville, Ky., where
he will enter a Presbyterian school
to prepare himself for the ministry.
Pictures Show Ideal Architecture.
Pictures illustrating a uniform sys
tem of architecture for buildings In an
ideal small American city have been
hung In the north corridor of the sec
ond floor of Academic Hall. Govern
ment buildings, schools, churches,
stores, factories and residences are
HISTORY IS STILL MADE IN
TAKES 50 SECONDS
TO EOT COLLEGE
Fire Drill at Christian (Jets
121 Girls Out of-Build-
ing in a Hurry.
A fire alarm sounded in the corri
dors of Christian College at 8 o'clock
last night. Quietly, quickly, the stu
dents came from their rooms into the
halls. Here they formed in ranks
of two, in squads, with a leader for
each squad. In fifty second 121 girls,
clad in kimonos and evening study
clothes, were on the campus.
This was a part of the training in
Are drilling the studens are being
given. The Wellsley system is being
taught. This is the drill which emp
tied that college in three minutes last
winter when the building burned.
The Christian Colleee building is
divided into sections with about ten
rooms to a section. At the head of
each of these squads is a lieutenant.
When the fire gong sounds there are
two of these big gongs on each floor
the lieutenant goes to each room in
her section, opens the door, and says
calmly, "Fire bell."
The girls then go into the hall and
form in ranks of twos. They are not
allowed to talk. They wait for the
word of command from their lieuten
ant and then march from the build
ing. Last night a part went down the
west stairway, a part came out of
the front'and the' remainder from the
When the girls get out on the cam
pus they stand at attention while the
lieutenants call the rolls of those who
are in their sections. In this way it
Is learned whether or not everyone
who was in the building has escaped.
In addition to this drill work, the
girls are to be taught how to use the
fire extinguishers which have been
placed in different parts of the build
ings. Also they will be trained in
climbing down the Are escapes.
Christian College has two fire escapes.
Two more have been ordered. When
these are put up, the college will have
complied with the state law.
Another drill, late at night, when all
the students are asleep, will be held
soon. Fire Chief Earl Kurtz will go
to the college and sound the alarms
without anybody connected with the
college knowing when he is coming.
Alpha Phi Sigma (o Giro Reception.
Alpha Phi Sigma, an organlzaUon
of senior women in the University,
will entertain all the new women stu
dents in the University at Reed Hall
from 3 to 5 o'clock Saturday after
noon. It is the annual reception for
new women. A musical program and
a vaudeville stunt will be given.
IT'S "-BEAT SHELBISA" SOW
High School Students Getting Ready
for Xext Football Game.
The class presidents at Columbia
High School are in charge of plans
for selling tickets to the football game
Friday between the Columbia and
Shelbina high schools. Badges with
the slogan "Beat Shelbina," are worn
by those buying tickets or otherwise
supporting the team. A mass meet
ing will be held Friday in connection
with the regular assembly.
There will also be a discussion of
the European question by the history
So Mass Meeting Tonight
There will be no mass meeting
of students tonight. A mass meet
ing will be held tomorrow after
noon on the Quadrangle directly
after the dismissal of classes at 4
o'clock. R. W. McClure, president
of the student body, will make a
short talk to the students from the
Mounds, after which the football
team will be taken to the Wabash
depot in hacks drawn by the
The football team will leave for
Oklahoma on the 4:30 train.
department at the assembly. Miss
Pauline Bandy and Melvin Shutt will
discuss "The Causes of the European
War." After this there will be re
ports of the war's progress.
AT WORK FOR THE GIFT SHIP
Baptist Women Meet at -Church to
Make Baby Comforters.
The women of the Baptist Church
met at the church today to make baby
comforters for the Christmas ship.
The comforters will be made of white
cheese cloth and knotted with bright
colored yarns. About twelve will be
The room rented by the P. E. O.
committee In which to receive gifts
will be open for the first day tomor
row, from 9 until 6 o'clock.
All are asked to wrap their gifts
attractively. Christmas seals, holly
paper and holly ribbons will be on
sale at the stores today.
Wisconsin Dean Speaks Here.
The University of Missouri section
of the American Chemical Society
met last night in the Chemistry
Building. Dr. Edward Kremers, Dean
of the College of Pharmacy, Univer
sity of Wisconsin, spoke on "Quin
hydrates, With Special Reference to
the Coloring Matter in Plants." The
meeting was attended by students of
chemistry as well as by members of
the American Chemical Society. Af
ter the meeting Dr. Sidney Calvert
held a reception for the society.
Miss Jlobnett Returns From Europe.
Miss Mittie V. Robnett. who was
with Mrs. J. C. Jones party In Europe
when the war broke, returned last
Council Names Two Mem
bers to Investigate Police
Shepard and Whitesides Clash
After Meeting, and May
or Steps Between.
The City Council held a short and
lively meeting last night to take up the
charges of insubordination and drunk
enness on duty which are made sy
Mayor W. P. Moore against Policeman
D. H. Rowland. Under these charges
Rowland was suspended from the po
lice force by the mayor last week. The
council will meet again tonight to
hear the report of a committee of two
which was named to make an investi-
Feeling ran high between two of the
councilmen. A few minutes after the
motion to adjourn had carried, J. F.
Whitesides and W. J. Shepard met at
the door of the council room and had
a heated dispute over a statement Mr.
Shepard had made in a speech to tne
council. Mayor Moore stepped be
tween the two men. It was an inter
esting meeting from beginning to end.
The meeting opened with a state
ment of the charges against Rowland.
W. M. Dinwiddle, city attorney, read
an ordinance which set forth that in
such cases a committee of two should
be appointed to investigate the charges
and then report back to the council.
W. D. Shaw made the motion that such
a committee, composed of Councilmen
E B. McDonnell and P. S. Quinn, be
Suggests Another Method. . ..
Mr. Shepard arose and said:
"I believe that the ordinance will
permit us to proceed under a different
method. Under the circumstances
faced I don't believe any committee
from this council would be adequate.
Eier since this council has been in
the administration, the mayor and tnc
council have been at loggerheads, es
pecially over the police.
"There is a feeling In the commu
nity that the police department needs
an investigation. There are rumors
afloat as to what may happen at the
next spring election If the chairman
of the police committee is nominated
for mayor. I want to say I wouldn't
oppose him." (The police committee
is composed of Councilmen W. D.
Shaw, E. G. Davis and J. R. Lipscomb.)
"The mayor and the police commit
tee are at loggerheads. There are
two or three men in this council who
are relatives of this policeman. I
am not sure as to exactly how many,
but there are at least two. I went to
the police committee some time ago
with a complaint and they did noth
ing about it"
Mr. Shaw came to the rescue of the
police committee. He said the commit
tee passed by the complaint because It
"I lost my head at the time, I admit,"
said Mr. Shepard.
"I lost my head, too." said the mayor.
Mr. Shepard continued:
"I am probably not fit to Judge that
question. I believe it was adequate
material. In -this case I want to pro
pose that the council pick out two cit
izens of the town who would Inspire
confidence as the committee to investi
gate the charges against Officer Row
land. I don't believe any committee
from this council that gets into this
question can isolate the matter. Sir.
Rowland, himself, would want a com
mittee that would kill all the rumors
which are premeating this commu
nity. As to "White Washing."
"He wouldn't want a white-washing
committee. I don't mean to say this
committee, or any committee from
this council, would be a whitq-washing
committee, but I want a committee
which would Inspire confidence In it
I move we have two or three citizens
I don't care about the number out
side of the council do this investigat
ing." Mr. Shaw replied:
"As chairman of the police commit
tee I made this motion and did not In
clude myself or any other member of
the police committee. I want to see a
fair. Impartial investigation.
(Continued on page four.)