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i SEVENTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI. SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 1915
CRUSH KAISER'S HOPE
Of EASTERN EMPIRE
London Reports Turkish
Forces Have Been Routed
in the Far East.,
FIGHT NAVAL BATTLE
100 Britons Drowned When
They Clash With Turks
ISr United Press
LONDON', April 17 Germany's
dream of conquest in the Far East has
been completely crushed. Indian of
ficials announce that the Turkish
forces that attempted to drive the
British from the Tigris and Euphrates
valleys in Mesopotamia have been dis
astrously routed. In the retreat the
Turks left behind them large supplies
of munitions of war.
The British war office declared that
the defeat of the Turks is the great
est blow that German ambitions have
suffered since the war began. The
British are now In undisputed posses
sion of the southern part of the an
cient kingdom of Babylonia.
The Kaiser's plans for a new route
through the East over the Bagdad
railway have been shattered. Spurred
by the German influence at Constan
tinople, the Turks assembled their
fr.rres, estimated at 15,000. to 20,000
uion. to make another attempt to drive
cit the British. Friendly natives of
Zobeir reported that the Turks ad
vanced instead of waiting to be at
tacked. The British by forced march
es threw themselves on the Turkish
outposts near Shaiba "fort in a sur
prise night attack.
Yv United Press
LONDON. April 17. In the first
naal battle of the war between Turk
ish and British crafts, 100 of the crew
of the British transport Manitou are
reported drowned and a Turkish tor
cedo boat destroyed, according to of
ficial dispatches received by the Ad
The battle was fought off the
Island of Chios, about 100 miles south
of the entrance to the Dardanelles. It
is believed that the transport was
torpedoed and that she sank after she
had landed the British troops on the
coast of Asia Minor. The battle oc
curred this forenoon. The torpedo
boat is believed to have emerged
from the Gulf of Smyrna, penetrating
the blockade maintained by Vice-Ad-miral
The light cruiser Minerva which
participated in the bombardment of
Smyrna, gave chase and forced the
torpedo boat ashore off Chios Island.
The Turkish boat was destroyed and
the crew made prisoners.
IT Vnited Press
BERLIN, April 17. Official circles
tonight discredited the report pub
lished in provincial newspapers that
the Grand Duke Nicholas, commander-in-chief
of the Russian army, was
shot in the abdomen by Baron Siev
ers. JAMES TRIAL TOMORROW
Second Degree Murder Charge
Aeainst IHm In Court.
The trial of Al L. James, charged
with murder in the second degree,
will begin tomorrow in the Circuit
Court. The sheriff was ordered yes
terday to summon twenty extra jurors
to appear in the morning. James Is
charged with killing Abe Sublett The
shooting occurred at North Eighth
and Ash street in the latter part of
The Willis Land and Lumber Com
pany filed suit against Sheriff Bert
Sapp and Mrs. T. M. Purdy, asking
that the sheriff be restrained from
selling property which the plaintiffs
say is their property. The court
granted a temporary injunction.
LEAVES MILLI0X TO MISSIONS
Mr. Rockefeller Leaves $5.0,000 lo
Children Rest to Baptist Societies.
Hv United Press
NEW YORK, April 17. The will of
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, which was
filed today for probate In surrogate's
court, makes specific bequests of
$550,000, and leaves the residuary
estate of $1,000,000 additional for di
vision among the Euclid Avenue Bap
tist Church, Cleveland; Baptist Home,
New York; "Women's Baptist Foreign
Missionary Society; Spellman Sem
inary. Atlanta; Women's Baptist
Home Missionary Society and the
Bureau of Social Hygiene, In propor
tion to be dictated by three trustees,
who are her husband, son and daugh
ter, Mrs. Alta Prentice of Chicago.
ELI FEXTER'S WILL IS FILED
Two Hundred Dollars Is Left to the
Ashland School District
Two hundred dollars to the Ashland
school district for a perpetual school
fund is one of the provisions of the
will of Ell Penter of Ashland, filed
yesterday with Probate Jud,ge John
The interest is to be spent for prize
medals to be given in declamatory
contests or for prize essays, or both,
or if the school board deems such
prize contests not beneficial, the in
terest may ie used in buying books
Mr. Penter left $3,000 in money and
notes, $500 in bank 'stock and the
homestead and several lots in Ash
land to his wife. At her death or
marriage the property will be divided
between the two sons, Eli E. and Ben
ton J. Penter. " The remainder of the
estate Is to be divided equally be
tween the sons. The will was made
October 15, 1905. W. O. Ellis was
GUTHRIE MILLER IS MARRIED
Columbia Man Weds Miss Marlon
Eamshnw In Xew York City.
Guthrie McNab Miller, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Walter McNab Miller, was
married in New York Thursday night
to Miss Marion Earnshaw. Neither
Doctor Miller nor Mrs. Miller attended
Mr. Miller attended the University
of Missouri from 1907 to 1910. From
he're he went to Harvard University,
and was graduated with an A, B. de
gree in 1912. He is a member of the
Beta Theta Pi fraternity and was a
member of the track team in 1910. He
won the pole vault in the indoor meet
with Kansas after making four vaults
with a broken ankle. He is now a
member of the firm of Martin & Miller,
Mrs. Miller is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Earnshaw of New York
City, vice-president of the Caswell
Massey Drug Company. Mr. and Mrs.
Miller are now taking a trip to Flo
rida. REPORTS JAP- MOTIYESCLEAR .
Admiral Investigates, Finds Cruiser
Deep in Mud May Be Total Loss.
I4t United Press
WASHINGTON, April 17. Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels announced
that Admiral Howard, commanding
the Pacific fleet, had diverted the
cruiser New Orleans, en route from
San Diego to Manzatlan, to Turtle
Bay to learn just what the Japanese
are doing there.
Official Mexican coast advices con
tradicted the reports that the Japan
ese cruiser Asama could be easily
floated and was beached purposely
to veil the operations for the estab
lishment of a naval base. Admiral
Howard reported that the Asama had
sunk in the mud nearly to her decks
and might be a total loss.
STROXG IS -COMIXG HERE
Stephens Commencement Address to
Be Delivered by K. U. Chancellor.
Chancellor Frank Strong of the
University of Kansas will deliver the
commencement address at Stephens
College this year. Doctor Anderson
of the Newton Theological Seminary,
New Center, Mass., father of Miss
Sarah Anderson, a teacher in Stephens
College, has been invited to preach
the commencement sermon. Com
mencement exercises begin May 30
and end June 2.
Twenty-four girls will receive the
degree of Associates in Arts. Seven
Bachelor of Music degrees in voice
will be given, and three in piano.
There will be two graduates in ex
pression and three in art
FOLLOW COLUMBIA'S LEAD
Young Men's Democratic Club Plans
a Series of Banquets.
A series of banquets, similar to the
Tofforcnn n.iv baflnuet held here last
Tuesday, have been planned by the
Young Men's Democratic CIud oi mis
ennri Two nre to be held in each
congressional district this year. The
next one probably will he nem in
Hannibal in the first district
An executive committee, consisting
nf inn momhnra from each of the six
teen districts, has been selected. J.
E Eo?gs of Columbia and Roy
Williams of Boonville are the other
members from the eighth district
Dr. J. W. Career Chen $500 Fine.
A verdict of "guilty" was given by
a Jury in the Circuit Court late Friday
afternoon in the case of Dr. J. W. Car-
ryer, charged with aiding an abortion.
He was fined $500 and costs.
Dean Walter Miller to Build.
Work will begin this, week on the
eMnnn nf Dean Walter Miller of
the Graduate. School of the University
nn the southeast corner oi tvaiser
avenue and Hockaday street
LET'S "GET" THE
Xews Item: The Students of the
One Thousand Swatters. They Will
Campaign Against Flies.
Tigers Tie for Second Place
in Drake Relay Games
By Special Correspondence
DES MOINES, April 17. Missouri
won the mile relay in 3 minutes and
25 seconds in the Drake Relay Car
nival held here today, and finished
second in the meet, tleing with North
western. Chicago took first place
with seven points, while the Tigers
The Tigers' time In the mile" equaled
the Drake relay record held by Chi
The Tigers were fourth in the half
Chicago finished ahead in the mile
relay, but her team was disqualified
because one of the runners failed to
touch, the man ahead of him.
After Missouri and Northwestern,
Wisconsin and Purdue finished with
5 points, Ames 4, Michigan 3, Kansas
2, Drake 2 and Iowa 1.
A crowd of 5,000 attended the relay
games. The weather was ideal for the
races. Tommy Jones' Wisconsin
four-mile relay team lowered
the record thirty-two seconds,
making the route In 18 minutes, 4 2-5
seconds. Coach H. F. Schulte of Mis
souri announced after the meet that
the mile relay team would probably
go to the Pennsylvania games.
THIS OXE WAS HOXEST, AXYWAY
Pullman Porter Reports Finding
Knife on Train Here.
Are Pullman porters honest? Cer
tainly. Here is proof:
A knife on which was a fraternity
design and the Initials C. E. M. was
found by the porter In berth 14 of car
1 on April 7 on a train running from
here to Kansas City. The porter turned
the knife over to the conductor. The
conductor could not find the owper of
the knife and wrote to the President
of the University to help him.
The knife may be obtained by the
owner writing to the office of the
Pullman Company at Kansas City.
E. P. GARXETT DIES IX K. C.
Was Pioneer Missouri Lawyer -Fatli-er
Once n Columbia Physician.
Edward P. Garnett, pioneer Mis
souri lawyer and "father" of the bill
that made Kansas City's park and
boulevard system possible, died at his
home in that city Thursday night
Mr. Garnett's father, Dr. John New
ton Garnett, who died in Kansas City
In 1S93, was a pioneer physician of
the state, and practiced in Columbia
until 1870, when he moved to Kansas
Bride 60; Bridegroom 62.
a marrlaee license was issued yes
terday to J. T. Hopper of Harrlsburg
and Mrs. Belle Stratton of Biooming-
ton. 111. Mr. Hopper is 62 years old
and Mrs. Stratton is 60. Another li
cense was issued yesterday to Will
iam H. Brume. 29, and Miss uiara
Fromm, 21. Both persons live In
C.fl. S. Loses to Kemper.
The Kemper 'Military Academy de
fpatPd Columbia High School in a
baseball game at Boonville Friday by
a score of 6 to 0.
Columbia High School Are Making
Be Given to the Civic League for its
Only Two Judges; One Al
lowed Himself to Be
"Got here too late to choose a third
judge. We agreed to debate before
two judges and let them confer in
making the decision. The two judges
disagreed, one favoring us, the other
Colorado. One convinced the other
and the decision went to Colorado.
RUSH H. LIMBAUGH."
The above telegram was received
from the Missouri debating team
which met the team from the Uni
versity of Colorado at Boulder last
night by D. C. McEuen, coach of the
debating squad, this morning. It is
evident from this that the debate was
managed contrary to the agreement
of the Missouri, Texas and Colorado
constitution and three distinct points
of the constitution were violated.
First of all Colorado was respon
sible for having three judges. Article
III, section 1 of the constitution
reads: "The judges for each debate
shall be three In number."
Article III. section 9: "In case
any judge or judges chosen find it
impossible to serve within twenty
four' hours of the debate, a Judge
shall be appointed by the president
or chancellor of the entertaining in
stitution as to residence being
Second, the decision should have
been made without conference. Ar
ticle III. section 10 says: "The judges
shall give their decision without con
ference, marking affirmative or nega
Third the Missouri team had no
authority to accept the conditions and
Colorado should not have put them
In this position. These changes can
only be made by following the section
in the constitution devoted to this
"Of course in an emergency slight
irregularities would be passed over,
said Mr. McEuen, but I feel that put
ting the decision in conference killed
our chances, for, when the audience
knew that the judges were divided
it was extremely unlikely that the
judge who first favored the home
team would ever recede from his. po
sition. With a home audience wait
ing for the result there was only one
possible outcome of any conference.
Of course we must reserve judgment
upon the action of Colorado until we
have all of the details, but we can
at least say now that the result Is
Rush Limbaugh and Allison Heppy
represented the University of Missou
ri. They will return this afternoon.
The question debated was: "Re
solved that the several states should
establish schedules of minimum
wages for unskilled labor, constitu
tionality conceded." Missouri had
the affirmative side.
Prof. W. S. Wnilaais Bays Lot
Prof. W. S. Williams of the School
of Engineering of the" University has
purchased a lot on South Glenwood
avenue in Westwood and will con
struct a home- The lot is near the
sites recently purchased by Prof. E.
B. Branson and Prof. "v?. H. Pyle.
For Colnmlila and vicinity: Mostly
t-londy Sunday with showers In the after
noon or nignt; not mucu cuange in mm
Iieroture. Kor Mlssotnl: Probably showers Sunday
or Sunday night.
Weatnrr I onumono.
IHcli pressure continues to dominate the
weather irenerallv east of the Great Plains,
and there Imve been.no changes from the
prevailing clear and dry weather, save in
limited areas. An atmospheric depression
control the we-ither along the eastern
Kooky Mountain slope, and while the con
ditions are unsettled throughout that re
gion, precipitation io far is confined to
'iirts.of Colorado, New Mexico and west
ern Texas. This depression Is moving
Temperatures are moderate in nearly all
sections, ecept along the Canadian bor
der from Minnesota to Maine.
In Columbia the weather will gradually
wcoine unsettled during the next I!G hours,
nitli showers during the latter part.
The highest temperature in Columbia
Krldav wai 81 and the Ionet Frldav night
was r.1. A year ago Friday the highest
was vl and the lowest SO.
Sun rl-es today, .":29 a. m.
C:4S p. m.
Moon sets at 10:20 p. m.
April 1!) Founders Day.
April 2!. Anuui! Cerman Play: "Die
April 20. Alpha Phi Sigma meets In the
T.-idles' Parlors, 4:30 p. ni.
April JO. Address at University Assem
bly br Prof. A. T. Olmstead on Turkey,
1 April 21. Debite with University of
iKnnsis team at S o'clock.
I April 22. Address at University assembly
nt Tr:!0 aVIih-L br William Isaac Ilnll.
lei-Hirer of the Carnegie Institute for ln
tenntlon il peace.
April 23 Farmers' County Fair by stu
dents. College of Agriculture.
Anril 27. Address at University Audi-
'torium br Leon Arzdroonl on "Cermany
'and Her Place In tho Sun" 7:.TO p. m.
Mav 1 High School Day. Athletic meet
and Literary contest
Mav 13. Address at University Assembly
by Prof. L. L. Iternird on "The Social
Aspects of the War." 7:30 p. m.
XEW HORTICULTURAL MAX HERE
F. W. Faurot Will Take Charge of Ex-
tension uorx is jen xusuiuu.
F. W. Faurot who has been county
agent of Buchanan County, has ar
rUed in Columbia to begin work as
assistant professor of horticulture in
the horticultural extension service.
He was appointed at the last meeting
of the Board of Curators of the Uni
versity. Mr. Faurot is the first man to give
his time entirely to horticultural ex
; tension work. The department of hor
ticulture has been doing work in dem
onstration, of pruning and spraying
UU UUtUt U tJ C1MU vrf w
SCOUT MOVE GROWING
Five Masters Elected Camp
ing Place to Be Selected
Five scout masters were elected at
the meeting of the Boy Scouts Council
(Thursday night Prof. O. R. Johnson
In the College of Agriculture of the
University was elected to take charge
of the district about Kaiser avenue.
i Harold B. Gibson, a student in the
School of Law of the University, will
havi charee of the boys in the ex
treme east end of town. C. E. Abbot, a
student in the University, was elect-
. ed ior the central section of town. He
will have charge of the patrol that
iRoscoe Gillaspie organized. Jacob
Speelman and Lloyd Thatcher were
elected scout masters, but on account
of their being away during the sum-
mer months, were not given districts.
I They will assist the scout commis
Isioner. H. M. McPheeters, In organ
izing the other districts.
Jacob Speelman will have charge
of organizing the north and northwest
'parts of town. A. B. Coffman has been
recommended as scout master for
ithat district His name will be acted
ou at the next meeting of the scout
I The divisions are formed for con
venience In organization. Any boy
may cross the line of division if he
1 prefers to be in some other troup than
the one in his district
I The first public demonstration will
be given on Decoration Day, May 30.
,At that time it is thought that several
patrols will be organized and the
j suits in use. The president of the
J Civic League has asked the boy scouts
to help in the clean-up campaign.
i A camping place will be selected
at a mass meeting of the boys inter
ested in the organization some time
! TWO MORE SPEAKERS ADDED
J. B. Jeffries and A. I. Boreman to Be
I Here Journalism Week.
Two additional speakers for Jour
nalism Week have been announced.
iThey are J. B. Jeffries, managing ed
jitor of the Hannibal Courier-Post
vho will talk on .the making of the
editorial page, A. I. Boreman, man
ager of the service department of the
Merchants' Trade Journal of Des
His Closing Address Today.
Raymond Robins will deliver his
closing address here in the University
Auditorium at 2:15 o'clock this after
noon. Last night he spoke on "Manhood."
FARMERS ALL BUSY
Agricultural Students Prepar
ing for Annual County
Fair Stunt Friday.
HAVE MANY EXHIBITS
Guide Book Souvenirs This
Year Big Tent Covers
9,600 Square Feet.
A "boom town" is rising on the
East Campus north of the Stock Judg
ing Pavilion. Lumber-laden wagons
kept rolling into the enclosure all
yesterday, to be quickly unloaded by
khaki-clad pioneers. The mayor, or
perhaps he had better be called field
general, directed the unloading,, con
sulting a huge chart to find the loca
tion of the various "houses." As is
usual in a pioneer community a sa
loon was the first building to be
erected, and the Yellow Dog saloon,
two main doors and a family en
trance, has its walls already up at
the northwest corner of the Zone at
the Farmers' Fair grounds.
All this week the farmers will con
tinue to work in the daytime on their
annual stunt, building booths and
stages for the various shows. In the
evenings they will rehearse and make
ready the properties for the Farmers'
Fair next Friday.
An innovation at the fair will be
the many educational exhibits. A
horse show will be held in front of
the Dairy Building before the Zone of
Mirth opens in the afternoon. Prizes
will be awarded for fancy riding and
for harnessing and hitching contests.
One or the biggest tents ever
brought to Columbia will shelter the
floral show 'under the direction of
Prof. Horace Major. The tent covers
9,600 square feet
Exhibits prepared by the various
departments of the College of Agri
culture will be shown in the Machin
ery Building. Prizes donated by
Columbia merchants will be awarded!
the best exhibits.
The parade, longer and noiser than
ever, will leave the fair grounds at
11 o'clock Friday morning. It will
pass the University campus at 11
o'clock classes are being dismissed.
Four Ways to Get Through College,
Modern Tin Lizard and Oxen Team of
'76 are some of the floats which will
appear in the parade.
The Follies, Minstrels and the
SIrkus will be the main attractions on
the Zone. The Follies will be held In
the Stock Judging Pavilion and the
Minstrels in the Machinery Building.
The Sirkus will show under Its own
The Zone will be built around a
space 90 feet by 100 feet and will be
enclosed on all sides by sideshows.
The following are titles of some of
the shows: The Casino Modern
Dancing, A Peep Into' New York's
Underworld, Stephens' CfiUege Swim
ming Pool, Cost of High Living, The
Six Darlings, What a Young Boy
Should Know, The Clutching Hand.
Belgian Refugees. Why We Like to
Kiss the Girls and the Yellow Dog Sa
loon with nine handsome bartenders
and twenty foot bar.
A demonstration of sheep herding,
with real sheep and real sheep dogs
and a herder dressed in Scottish
Highlander costume, will be given be
fore the Zone opens In the afternoon.
The publication of the Guide Book,
a small sized Savitar containing
roasts on all the seniors in the Col
lege of Agriculture, has been re
sumed. The book will be on sale at
the Fair grounds.
CHRISTIAN ELECTS MAX QUEEX.
Miss Ann Clarke of Liberty Is Chosen
for the Position.
Miss Ann Redman Clarke ol Liberty,
Mo., was elected May Queen ct Chris
tian College last Tuesday by the vote
of the student body.
Miss -Clarke has attended Christian
Co'legc for three years and is a senior
ih.s year. She Is an acme member or
the Y. W. C. A., vice-president of the
Martha Washington Society, a social
organization, and a member of the
Beta Sigma Omicron sorority.
, Dr. John PIckard to Lecture.
Three of the beautiful pictures in
the exhibition now In the Museum of
Classical Archaeology will be dis
cussed by Dr. John PIckard this after
noon. His subject will be The Three
Greatest American Painters of Their
Time, Innes, Wyant and Martin.'
The Museum will be open from 2 until
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