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f SEVENTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914
rNUiviDcrv od -is,1
Czar's Men Seize Railway
If Key by Capturing
U England Astounded When
1 Asquith Gives British
Five Russian armies continue to
advance In East Prussia. Johan-
W nesberg In Hungary was taken
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which gives me uusmans uie Key
to the railways along tbe border.
The advance on Breslau continues.
The Galician army is now on three
!jf sides of Przemysl.
Germany may put a new inter
pretation on the Monroe Doctrine
J if it requests the United States to
; stop Canada's shipping munitions
and troops across the water if the
United States cuts off Germany's
South American sources.
V Desperate fighting is still in pro
gress from the coast to Ypres. The
Allies are holding and the losses on
both sides are enormous. The Ger
man attack is weakening. German
aviators are reported to be flying
over Sheercess and Harwich in
i England. England was astounded
ffijuwhen Asquith told the House of
ijpPommons that 57.000 were killed,
, ' 'wounded or missing. It has been
, estimated that the German losses
number 90,000 as a result of their
; trying to batter their way to the
sea. Turkey has declared war on
all nations of the Triple Entente.
Ry United Press.
PETROGRAD, Nov. 13. Five
Russian armies continue to advance
in East Prussia and in Galicia, cap-
tuiing the key to the railways
along the border when they took
Johannesberg in Hungary. The
advance on Breslau conUnues on
the railroad from Kalisz. Cavalry
engagements at Kalisz already
have been reported.
The Galician army is now on
three sides of Przemysl and Cra
cow. M.inv wounded are coming
l!' back from the advance from Po
land which is skirmishing the out
er defenses of Cracow within twen
ty miles of the citadel.
By United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Ger
mny may put . new Interpretation
upon the Monroe Doctrine before
the state department of tbe United
States and insist that the govern
ment compel Canada to stop ship
ping munitions and troops across
the water, if it cuts off Germany's
South American sources of sup
plies In accordance with the Brit
ish request. This was stated to
day by an official of high authority.
By United Press.
PARIS, Nov. 13. Desperate
fighting at close quarters on each
side, covered with artillery, marks
the action from the coast to Ypres
where the Germans are engaged in
a fierce encounter, attempUng to
batter their way to the sea. The
Allies are holding. The German
losses are enormous especially in
I 'the massed attacks along the Yser,
but the Allies also are losing heav
ily. L Apparently the German attack is
Rosing in force, according to an of
ficial statement which declared that
the attack was less violent than
that of yesterday from the coast to
Lys through Dixmude and Ypres.
The Germans .lost heavily in their
fuUle attempts to cross the Yser
canal. The situation at Ypres is
unchanged and the Allies are hold-
, ing. The French operaUons in the
Vosges are hampered by snow.
By United Press.
BERLIN, Nov. 13. German avia
tors are flying over Sheerness and
Harwich Jn England.
fcBy United Press.
f LONDON, Nov. 13 The nation
was staggered when Asquith, re
plying to tbe MOUSe OI loniujuuo,
. .-j. t- c7 nnn nmn trilled.
jrf1 wounded or missing from the Brit
i i.i. r.i,a npsnlte the dismay the
recruiting conUnues briskly. All
reports indicate the German at
int to find a better way to the
. i roofii-n? a climax. It is re-
ova a vv-0
' ported the German casur'Mes num-
,FSI 90,umbla ana vicinity: Fair to
night becoming unsettled Saturday:
For Missouri: Fair tonight and
probably Saturday; not much cahnge
A series of high and low pressure
waves are crossing the country from
west to east and their progressive
movements nre unusually rapid, con
sequently the resulting weather
changes are similarly affected.
A disturbance of some prominence
is central in tbe lower Lake region:
another is in the Gulf of Mexico, and
a third, which is of marked energy, is
sweeping eastward from the North
Pacific coast; this last indicated storm
has given heavy rains on the coast,
and heavy snow is now falling over
all of the territory from western
Washington to Montana.
Precipitation was general durlnz the
Sast 24 hours along the northern bor
er states, and on the west Gulf coast.
Temperatures everywhere continue
mild ror tne season.
In Columbia fair weather will con
tlnue tonight, probably again chang
ing to unsettled on Saturday or Sat
The highest temperature In Colum
bia jesterday was CS and the lowest
last night was 43. A year ago yester
day the highest was 74 and the low
Sun rises today 0:oO a. m. Sun s.ets,
4:57 p. m.
Moon rises at 1:53 a. m.
The temperatures today:
7 a. m 43 11 a. m 49
8 a. m 43 12 (noon) 51
9 a. in 44 1 p. m 54
10 a. m 47 2 p. m 50
A Storm in Northwest.
By United Press.
SEATTLE. Nov. 13. A storm swept
the entire North Pacific Coast and
struck Seattle, damaging many houses,
ber 90,000 as a result of the at
tempt Whole regiments of the
Germans were annihilated.
By United Press.
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 13. Accord
ing to a message from Constantino
ple via Berlin, Turkey has declared
war upon all nations of the Triple
800 LIVES ARE IN DANGER
Italian Steamer In Mediterranean
By United Press. ""'
CATANIA, Nov. 13. The steamer
Citta Di Savena, carrying 800 pas
sengers, is burning in the Mediter
ranean Sea. Three Italian ships
are rushing to her aid.
The Savena sailed from Port Said
for Naples, Thursday, It was said
to be 150 miles at sea and burning.
By United Press.
ROME, Nov. 13. An official mes
sage says that the fire in the Sa
vena, is now under control.
STILL HOPE- FOR PEACE
Mexican President Will Seek to
By United Press.
EL PASO, Nov. 13. President
Guiterrez, after conferring with
Pablo Gonzales, a general over
Carranza soldiers who repudiated
Carranza at Lagos, Jalisco pro
vince, telegraphed the peace con
ference at Aguas Calinetes that
there are still strong hopes of
The convention rejected the pro
position that Villa be expelled from
PEOPLE NOT IN DANGER
Foot and Month Disease Not Dan
gerous to Unman Beings.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.
That the spread of the foot and
mouth disease is not liable to be
dangerous to human beings Is the
gist of a statement given out by the
Department of Agriculture here to
day. The disease can be contract
ed, however, through contact with
LORIMER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Former Senator Denies Conspiracy
and Embezzlement Charges.
By United Press.
CHICAGO, Ndv. 13. William
Lorimer former senator and
president of the defunct LaSalle
Street Trust and Savings Bank,
pleaded not guilty to the three in
dictments charging him with con
spiracy, embezzlement and receiv
ing deposits when the bank was
Three Are Grade Crossing YlcUms.
By United Press.
ATWATER, Ohio, Nov. 13. John
Joiner, Edward Cobb and Robert
Wasson were killed by a train at
a grade crossing here today.
Cotton Market to Open Monday.
By United Tress.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. The cot
ton market will open Monday
morning and will be unrestricted.
Former Student Leaves Hospital.
Ralph M. Fellows, a student in
the University, last year, left the
hospital today afterhe had been
there with typhoid fever for seven
weeks. He lives at 517 South Fifth
SEND BIG CROWD
Freshman, Scrub Teams
and Band Coming
From St. Louis.
TWO SPECIAL TRAINS
One Carries M.U. Alumni
Other Will Bring
W. U. Rooters.
Begins at 2:30 o'clock.
Quarters last 15 minutes each.
Missouri rooters will occupy
Sections G and H.
Alumni will have Section I.
Washington rooters and band
will be in Sections J and K.
Officials: Referee, William
Connett, Virginia; umpire, E. C.
Quigley, St. Mary's; head lines
man, H. L. Thomas, Purdue.
While tomorrow's football con
test between Missouri and Wash
ington is not Missouri's biggest
game, it comes near being the big
gest for Washington. As a result
even In spite of the fact that they
do not expect to win, the Washing
ton rooters will turn out In good
Three hundred of them expect to
come to the game. Their special
train will leave St Louis at 9:30
o'clock tonight. Returning to St
Louis, it will leave Columbia at
11:45 o'clock tomorrow night
Washington also will be repre
sented by a band of forty pieces
and two football teams, the scrubs
and the freshmen, besides the Var
sity players. A number of young
women are intending toTmake the
trip, to be attended by a chaperon.
Various University fraternities
are to entertain vistting chapters
The Missouri alumni residing In
St. Louis have chartered a special
train, Bejmrate from thejne that
brings the Washington rooters.
This train will reach Columbia at
7:30 o'clock tonight
The Washington representatives
are planning to hold a parade to
morrow morning. A mass meeting
was held on Francis Field at St
Louis last night to give the players
a send-oft. They will stop over at
some town on the way here, pro
bably Centralia, and will come to
Columbia tomorrow morning.
NOT THE CHURCH THIS TIME
McBalne Couple Waited at the
Courthouse for Marriage License.
-E. J. Hill and Mrs. O. J. Black
well of McBaine came to Columbia
this morning on the early Katy
train. They were waiting at te
courthouse when the recorder's of
fice opened. After obtaining a li
cense they were mairied by Judge
Stockton. They returned to Mc
Baine on the 9 o'clock train. Hill
Is 58, Mrs. Hill 34 years old.
WANT MONEY FOE BELGIANS
American Relief Committee Pre
fers Funds to Buy Supplies.
In response to a telegram sent
to the American Relief Committee
in New York requesting informa
tion as to the administration of
funds that are being collected for
the Belgians Relief Fund, the local
Belgian Relief Committee has re
ceived the following reply:
"We prefer money with which we
buy supplies and send to the Amer
ican Committee for distribution in
Belgium. Checks to be sent to Mor
gan & Co. New York."
THE REV. F. J. BATE TO TALK
Will Speak of New Plan for
The Reverend F. J. Bate will
give a talk at the Episcopal Church
Sunday night, on a new plan of
church organization. All Episco
pal students are urged to attend.
Dairy Feeding Test Started.
An experiment In rations for
dairy heifers during the winter
was started this morning, on the
state farm. Six Jerseys and six
Holsteins, ranging in age from 8
to 16 months, are being used. This
experiment is conducted by A. E.
Talbot, under the supervision of
Prof. C. H. Eckles. Mr. Talbot
will use the data in his thesis for
his master's degree.
KING'S DAUGHTERS JADJOUEN
Four Columbia Children Take
Vows and Receive Crosses.
Tbe King's Daughtefaj elected
Miss Helen Miller of I Carthage,
Mrs. Marshall Gordon W Colum
bia, Mrs. C. B. Wilkinsjof Kansas
City, Miss Nelson of fit Joseph
and Miss Rose Elchenlferger of
Hannibal as members oj Jhe exec
utive board in their finktt meeUng
yesterday afternoon. j
Six persons received grosses as
an emblem that they lad taken
the ows of the order. iThese per
sons were: Miss Helen Miller and
Miss Jeane McClurg ofj Carthage,
Frederick Gordon, Florence Rus
sell, June Meriam and Margaret
Edwards, children of (jolumbla.
It was voted to amend the con
stitution so that the sate secre
tary must be of the same town as
the president. 'This has; been cus
tomary for years but ,has never
Plans for Nthe collection of
money and material for a ladies'
rest room at San Francisco next
year were made. The; money is
to be sent to one perbsn in St
Louis, but the other material is
to be shipped direct to, San Fran
cisco from the town where it is
A special memorial was given
the deceased Mary Lowe Dickin
son, former editor of the Silver
Cross. Immediately " after ad
journment a meeting of 'the execu
tive board .was held.
CONVENTION VISITOR HURT
Miss E. B. Glazebrook of St Louis
Falls When LeaTlng ("Meeting.
Miss E. B. Galzebrook of St.
Louis, who has been visiting Mrs.
Marshall Gordon and atljending the
convention of The King's Daugh
ters, fell yesterday afternoon as she
was leaving the Presbyterian
Church and was slightly injured by
striking her bead against the wall
of the church. 7
She tripped upon the rug outside
the door. She was unconscious for
a few minutes, but sood jecovered.
Miss Glazebrook left this morning
for St Louis.
60 AT BEEFSTEAK ROAST
Graduate School Stunt a Success-
Music and Talks.
More than sixty persons, about
half the members of the Graduate
School, attended the beefsteak
roast given by the students in that
school at Rollins Spring last night
Money for the roast was raised by
selling tickets at 50 cents each.
The beefsteak was cooked on
stones heated in a camp-fire. About
four hours were Bpent in social talk
and games directed by Miss Mary
L. Keene. Music was furnished by
a trio of negro musicians.
Talks were made later in the
evening by Dr. Walter Miller, dean
of the Graduate School; Dr. J. C.
Whitten, and Maurice J. Regan.
Boleslaus Szymonlak made a talk In
Polish; Garapet M. Avakin, In
Armenian; R. P. Robinson, In Lat
in. It is expected that the beefsteak
roast will be made an annual af
fair. Plans were discussed last
night for the Graduate School to
give a stunt Commencement Week,
as other divisions of the Universi
ty do. The Graduate School is or
ganized as a special department
for the first time this year and is
trying to establish precedents. .
SHED BURNS-$100 DAMAGE
Two Incubators, With Eggs About
to Hatch, Destroyed.
A store shed at the home of
A. B. Cox, 815 fc'orth Eighth street,
burned about 8:15 o'clock this
The shed contained three stoves,
a thirty-gallon tank of coal oil, a
a bicycle, two beds and two Incu
bators. Mr. Cox says the eggs in
the incubators were to have
hatched in a few days. Several
pens close by, containing fancy
chickens, caught fire but it was
extinguished before any damage
The cause of the fire is not
known. The loss is estimated at
$100. There was no insurance.
Negro to Jail on Assault Charge.
John Samuels, colored, pleaded
guilty to assaulting R. L. Washing
ton another negro, when arraigned
before Justice Stockton this morn
ing. Samuels broke a cane on
Washington's head. He" could not
pay the1 fine of $10 and costs as
sessed' him and was sent to Jail.-
FOR HOTtl STOCKS
Promise of $20,000 Made
by Business Men at
Tells Merchants the Plans
for the Structure and
Bedell's Hotel Plans.
Overhead expense 10,000
St Louis bonds, $50,000; stock
by F. W. Nledermeyer, owner of
lot, $9,000; stock to be subscribed
by Columbia men, $64,000.
Operating company with $40,000
capital to be formed; $26,000 in
stock now subscribed in St Louis;
Columbia citizens will not be
asked to subscribe stock for oper
Building to be constructed at
southeast corner of Ninth and
Cherry streets; 94-room structure
with five iloors" and basement;
fireproof throughout; half of the
rooms with baths; elevator ser
vice, dining rooms, dance hall and
mezzanine floor; first floor to be
occupied by stores and theater.
Other Sites Suggested.
Lot owned by Judge J. A. Stew
art, west of the postofflce; lot
owned by D. A. Robnett, Tenth
and Walnut streets where Powers
Hotel stood; lot now occupied by
the Central Bank.
Jack Bedell of St Louis, who Is
promoting the hotel proposition,
said at noon today that there was
$20,000 for subscription for stock
in sight, in case the location at
Ninth and Cherry is selected.
The offer made by J. A. Stewart
on the lot adjoining the postofflce
still stands, and the consideration
is divided between this lot and the
lot belonging to F. W. Nledermeyer
at the corner of Ninth and Cherry
streets. There is a price of $18,000
on the Nledermeyer lot and Mr.
Bedell and Mr Nledermeyer are
investigating today whether or not
extra stock can be raised easily
enough to justify the Ninth Street
Mr. Bedell has made arrange
ments for floating a bond issue of
$50,000 on the building. Recently
the Commercial Club has asked
that the issue be made $60,000, and
George Barnett is in St Louis to
day trying to sell the extra amount
of bonds. If this is raised there will
be about $65,000 to be raised by the
businessmen of Columbia. Mr.
Bedell says he is confident that
the amount will be raised.
An operating company has been
formed, with Mr. Bedell at the head
of it, to run the hotel after it is
built under a ten year lease. The
company has ot been incorporated
yet, as it was not thought wise to
incorporate it unUl it was made
certain that the building would be
put up. Papers of incorporation
can be drawn up at any time, he
said. The operating company will
give a bond guaranteeing to pay 6
per cent a year on the investment
in the building.
Arrangements have already been
made for renting the ball room,
cafe, theater and possibly the bar
ber shop. There are left three
smaller rooms to be rented for
stores or business houses. In one
of these there is a possibility, said
Mr. Bedell, that the Western Union
would move or that the Postal Tel
egraph Company would extend
their lines to Columbia and occu
The entire expense of operating
the hotel will be about $1,800 a
month. There ought to be enough
money above expenses of operating
to pay a great deal more than 6
per cent on the building, said Mr.
HEAR HIS HOTEL PLANS
Jack Bedell Meets Commercial
Club Members Here.
A meeting of the Commercial
Club was held last night to leam
the. sentiment of the business men
In regard to the present plan for
building a hotel. That Columbia
needs a hotel was the senUment
of those who attended. Where and
how It Is to be built was the ques
Jack Bedell of the Marquette
Hotel in St Louis, arrived after
the Commercial Club luncheon
yesterday afternoon with his plans
for financing and building a hotel.
He was asked by the Commercial
Club to give Bis views on the mat
ter last night
Mr. Bedell said he stood behind
all of the statements made by G.
D. Barnett the architect, at the
luncheon yesterday, and ythat
everything was in readiness for a
trial now to raise the rest of the
stock in Columbia. The amount
of stock to be sold here under
present plans is about $50,000 or
Mr. Barnett was asked if it
would not be possible to Increase
the amount of the bond issue, leav
ing less to be raised In Columbia.
He said he thought it possible. He
is to take the matter up in St
Louis today and telegraph the
Commercial Club the result to
night. The only difficulty he saw
was the changing of plans he
Secretary Nelson H. Trimble of
the Commercial Club said Colum
bia had reached the point where
the business men had U back a
plan for agood hotel, or see an
outsider build an inferior one and
kill the chance for a good one for
years to come.
No action of a definite character
was taken at the meeting. It was
the idea of the club to get the sen
timent of the town in general
since teh afternoon meeting. Dis
cussion as to the best location
again came before the meeting.
The present plans call for a build
ing on the lot opposite the Virginia
building on Ninth and Cherry
streets. It was pointed out that
a large per cent of the guests would
be University visitors, by the sup
porters of this location.
Mr. Barnett said he would be
personally an investor in the new
hotel. A vaudeville and picture
show manager has been interested
in the project They are anxious
to come to Columbia and have
made efforts to get in here before,
the architect said.
In discussing the manner in
which the money was to be raised
for the hotel it was the opinion of
those at last night's meeting that
those contracting for the stock
should be asked to deposit half
the amount at once so that the
company could be incorporated
and bonds issued for the remain
der of the amount. The deposit of
this first half would virtually
guarantee the remainder since any
one contracting who failed to pay
his full share would lose the first
There were about twenty busi
ness men at the meeting last night
Four owned lots they thought de
sirable for the hotel. The general
discussion was on the Ninth street
location. Mr. Bedell said that the
rental value of the concessions to
be let on the first floor would be
more on the Ninth and Cherry site
than on any of the others avail
able. Mr. Bedell will be in Columbia
several days to talk with Columbia
men about placing the stock to be
sold here. Mr. Barnett will re
turn to St Louis today.
Plans for the building were
shown at last night's meeting. The
building would front on Ninth
street seventy-five feet The
length along Cherry street would
be 110 feet. With the exception of
a lobby, office, dining room and
kitchen the entire first floor would
be given to concessions such as
a grocery store, a barber shop, a
drug store, a telegraph office, news
booths and others. The mezza
nine floor would contain a large
and small banquet room, parlor
and prominade. The building
would have the appearance of four
stories on the outside, but the
mezzanine floor would, in effect,
give five floors inside.
J. F. CARUTHERS DEAD
Creeping Paralysis Kills Colum
bian, 78 Years uia.
James F. Caruthers of Alexan
der avenue died yetserday of
creeping paralysis. He was first
affected seven months ago. The
funeral will be held at the Provi
dence Church at 12 noon tomorrow
by the Rev. A. W. Pasley. Mr.
Caruthers was 78 years old. He is
survived by two children, J. H. Ca
ruthers and Mrs. A. B. Skinner,
both of Columbia.
(TWENTY IN SEARCH
FOR LOST FARMERV
No Trace Yet of George
PhilHoi Who Disssn-
peared Last Week. fjlh
Jumps From Wagon When Jj j
JNeighbor Uives liim
P. T. King, deputy sheriff of
Boone County, lead a force of
twenty-two men all yesterday In
a search for George Phillipi, the
farmer who jumped from a wagon
In which he was riding with Scott
Toalson. Tuesday. He disappeared
In the woods about three miles
north of Columbia. The search
proved fruitless, and has been
given up. Relatives in Oklahoma
have been wired, as it is thought
Mr. Phillipi may have gone to
The search headed by King began
at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning
4 miles north of Columbia. The
crowd of men gathered at the home
of the man and found that nothing
had been disturbed. The neigh
bors had arranged chairs and boxes
near the door so that they would
have to have been moved by any
one entering the house. Nothing
had been changed.
Then began a search in all out
buildings on neighboring farms.
The band of men looked under ev
ery wheat stack, in brush and be
hind every possible object for a
good distance around. Not even a
trace of the man who is fleeing
from imagined terror was found.
Mr. King left the crowd of search
ers at 3:30 in the afternoon al
though many of the men are still
looking for Phillipi.
It.Is suposed that Phillipi is men
tally unbalanced. He was arrested "
last week at Moberly but was later
COLLEGE UNION MEETS
Dean J. C. Jones Attends Junior
College Requirements Discussed.
Dean J. C. Jones has returned
from Fayette where he was at
tending the Missouri College
Union at Central College.
Many of the junior colleges are
working to bring up their stand
ards to the new requirements.
Three years ago a requirement
was made that every junior col
lege should have at least $200,000
endowment in order to belong to
the Union. Colleges already In
the Union were allowed five years
to bring up their requlremnets. In
1916 those colleges that have not
done so will be dropped from the
1914 REVENUES SMALLER
Collection of Taxes Will Be Fin
The collection of 1914 taxes for
Boone County is being finished to
day at Hallsville by M. G. Proctor,
deputy collector. The 1914 taxes
are based on assessments made in
the spring of 1913. J. R. Jordan,
county collector, says that these
taxes will fall from 10 to 15 per
cent lower than they have been in
the last three or four years.
comparative list of figures will b
made out tomorrow. For the last
four weeks Mr. Jordan and Mr.
Proctor have been making collec
tions. WILL EXHUME BODY
Drowned Woman May Be Holy
Roller Who Disappeared.
By United Press.
MURPHYSBORO, 111, Nov. 13.
It is planned to exhume the body of
the woman found weighted down In
Big Muddy river yesterday to deter
mine it it is Mrs. Etta Reeves Mc
Danlels, who, with a fifteen month's
old baby, disappeared.
She left her husband after they
had bad a disagreement over her
attending Holy Roller meetings.
The river was dragged for the body
and the police are searching for
a man who is a Holy Roller enthu-
Hiss Fannie Frank Visits Here.
Miss Fannie Frank, who was
graduated from the University of
Missouri last year, Is vislUng at
the Alpha Phi houses Miss Frank
is taking graduate work at Wash
ington University this year.