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MORE D, S, SHIPPING
Switzerland Gets in Tangle
by Receiving Cotton
KAISER CLAIMS GAIN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1915
May Queen at Stephens
And French Also Report Vic
tories in Western The
ater of War.
IJy Culted Press ,
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 20.
Minister Ritter, representing Switzer
land, called on the State Department
today concerning a shipment of cot
ton to Switzerland, through Italy.
This is Switzerland's first representa
tions in the shipping controversy and
it is feared that fresh complications,
in the matter of the shipment of non
contraband articles to European neu
tral countries is about to begin.
BUY A TUG
SEND THE TIGERS
Students Endeavor to Raise
$700 to Send Athletes to
SIX WOULD COMPETE
Miss Elizabeth McQueen
By United Press
BERLIN, April 20. The Germans
recaptured the positions ceded west
of Avricourt and gained near Croix
des Cannes, shattering the French at
tacks near Flirey, according to an of
ficial statement. There is only desul
tory firing in the Meuse and Moselle
regions. The Germans have gained
I!y United Tress
PARIS, April 20. Fighting has
been begun again at Soissons, Rheims
and half a dozen points near the Ar
gonne Forest. The artillery action in
these regions is believed to precede a
general French offensive.
FIRST ABSTRACT SUIT KILLED
E. C. Anderson, Plaintiff, Dismisses
Case Against 1. S. Quinn.
The suit of E. C. Anderson, receiver
for the Columbia Guarantee Abstract
Company, against P. S. Quinn for al
leged non-payment for stock in the
company was dismissed by the plain
tiff in the Circuit Court this morning.
This is one of several suits brought
by Mr. Anderson against stockhold
ers in the company and is the first in
which definite action has been taken.
Other cases In the Circuit Court
this morning follow:
Don C. Carter against John F. Pal
mer, et al, to quiet title; submitted
to the court and taken under advise
ment W. K. Stone against the City of Co
lumbia, et al, for injunction; argu
ments heard and taken under advise
ment H. B. Tarr, et al, ag'unst the Co
lumbia Guarantee Abstract Company,
asking for appointment of receiver;
report of Paul C. Lyda, temporary re
ceiver, approved; settlement made,
and the temporary receiver finally
Ella Coose against Edna ' L. Betz;
plaintiff filed motion for a new trial.
Hawaiian University Baseball
Team Coming for Two
Games With Tigers.
CHILDREN'S "POSIES" TAKEN
Cherished Iljncinths in Yard of Ben
ton School Disappear OTer Night.
The children of the Benton School
were much distressed Friday when
they found that five of the twelve
large hyacinth flowers they had ad
mired in the school yard Thursday
had been taken, according to Miss
Cornelia Crumbaugh, principal. The
children bring their donations of pen
nies or nickels in the fall to buy the
bulbs to beautify the school yard and
take great interest in tho flowers.
They plant the bulbs and cover them
with leaves in Uie fall and then un
cover them and care for them in the
"The children have worked hard,"
said Miss Crumbaugh "with their tu
lips, hyacinths and crocuses and. it
seems worse than thoughtless for any
one deliberately to carry them away."
Mrs. M. D. Lewis, principal of the
Robert E. Lee School, in speaking of
the robbing of the flower beds of
some of the other schools, said that
the reason that the Lee School does
not try to have such flower beds is
that the plan was tried and found
unsuccessful. Two or three years
ago the children cultivated flower
beds of tulips and hyacinths, but van
dals cut every bloom. Since then,
the school has planted only such har
dy flowers as geraniums, flowers that
are not so popular.
With a string of victories over col
lege teams on its annual trip across
the country from California, the
Chinese University baseball team of
Hawaii will come to Columbia for two
games with the Tigers, tomorrow and
Thursday. And it will be real base
ball, too. Judging from reports of
tne lour. Last year the two games
wth the Chinese drew the largest
baseball crowd ever on Rollins field,
i.OfJO coming to see each game.
The members of the team are
Chinese or Hawaiians and talk
Chlrese In directing the play on the
field. They play remarkably clever
and fast baseball, especially in field
ing and running bases.
Ayan, shortstop; Mark, catcher,
and Chin, pitcher, are the stars of
the team. C. L. Brewer, director of
athletics, says that these men would
be in the big leagues if they were mot
Chin pitched a game recently
against the Kansas Aggies, which the
Hawaiians won by a score of 18 to 0.
He also had a large share in winning
a lo-to-i game rrom tne university
of Kansas last week. Kansas, how
ever, beat the Chinese the first game
with a score of 4 to 3. The Universi
ty of Oklahoma beat tho Chinese 3
to 0, chiefly through the work of an
The Chinese start in California in
February each year and play five or
six games a week until October. Last
j ear they played more man zuu
games, winning more than 80 per
cent of. them. Against college teams
they played more than sixty games,
losing fewer than ten.
Missouri was one of the few col
lege teams to win from the Chinese
last year. The Tigers won the first
day, C to 3. The second game went
to twelve Innings, 1 to 1, with Taylor
pitching. The Chinese scored in the
first inning and the Tigers shut them
out for eleven straight innings.
Mr. Brewer says that the Tigers
"ought not to be expected to win the
gafes tomorrow and Thursday, as the
Chinese are too fast for the average
The games will be called at 4
o'clock. Taylor and Wikoff will make
up the battery for' the first day. Davis
at third is out of the game with a
broken thumb. Homer Heibel will
be the umpire and Elmer H. Hughes
will be his assistant.
Simpson, Floyd and Mile Re
lay Team Entered in Penn
sylvania Relay Games.
"Have you bought that yellow tag
iyet?" was a question asked of every
student on the campus today. Most of
them had. Last Saturday the Tiger
relay team made a wonderful showing
at Des Moines, winning its event and
breaking the mile relay record for the
Drake Relay Games. The Athletic
Committee wished to send the relay
team to the Pennslyvan' Relay
Games at Philadelphia next Saturday,
but was able to defray only half of the
expanses. A mass meeting was called
last night and a "flying squadron" of
fifty students armed with yellow tags,
met the students on their way to
classes this morning and asked for
subscriptions to help send the team.
STATE COLLECTORS .
Eleventh Annual Meeting of
Association Meets Here for
A "SHOP" PROGRAM
Address for Journalists.
H. J. Haskell, editor-in-chief of
the Kansas City Star, will arrive
in' Columbia at 3:43 o'clock to
morrow afternoon to act as a
judge of the Missouri-Kansas de
bate In the University Auditorium
tomorrow night Mr. Haskell will
address the students in the School
of Journalism in Room 100,
Switzler Hall, at 9 o'clock Thurs
The students are attempting to raise
$300 by 7 o'clock this evening. If they
are successful, the University will be
represented by six men, Eaton,
.Murphy, Wyatt, Niedorp, Floyd and
Simpson, at the meet which is the
athletic classic of the country.
Prof. C. L. Brewer, in his speech be
fore the mass meeting last night
emphasized the fact that this was a
strictly invitation meet and that only
the best track teams were invited and
that these were allowed to participate
only in the events in which their mem
bers had made a creditable showing.
The University should appreciate the
honor of the invitation and should ac
cept H. F. Schuite, track coach, told of
the wonderful race that tho relay team
ran at Des Moines and suggested that
Floyd, who 'has been making 12 feet
4 inches in the pole vault, and Bob
Simpson be' taken with the relay team.
"Pat" Murphy, track captain, and
Bob Simpson made short talks.
Will Discuss Problems Dr.
Loeb and Dean Williams
to Address Banquet.
The eleventh annual meeting of the
Collectors' Association of Missouri
will begin at the courthouse tomorrow
morning at 10:30 o'clock. This as
sociation includes all the collectors
of tho counties in Missouri. J. R.
Jordan, collector for Boone County
is first vice-president.
The convention will be held tomor
row and Thursday and the following
program has been arranged:
10:30 a. m. Roll call of counties,
enrollment, reading of communica
tions, appointment of committees.
1:30 p. m. Discussion "How I
Deal With a Taxpayer Wishing to Pay
Taxes on an Undivided Portion of a
Tract or on a Town Lot," led by H.
C. Walker, Clinton.
2:30 p. m. Discussion "When I
Notify Delinquents," led by G. C. Gil
3:15 p. m. Discussion "When I
Begin Charging 4 per cent Collectors'
Commission on Delinquent Taxes,"
led by C. L. Wilson, Lafayette.
4:00 p. m. Discussion "The Rev
enue Laws That Puzzle Me," led by C.
L. Hanley, Pettis.
Tomorrow night the association
will hold a banquet at the Virginia
Tea Room. Dr. Isidor Loeb, dean of
the University faculty, will address
the association on "Needed Taxation
Reforms." Dean Walter Williams will
talk on "The Tax Gatherers, Ancient
.At 10 o'clock Thursday morning the
association will elect officers, appoint
committees and fix the place of the
next meeting. All meetings in Colum
bia will be held In the county court
The officers of the present associa
tion are: President, D. C. McClung,
Jefferson City; vice-president, J. R.
Jordan, Columbia; second vice-presi
dent, J. L. Sullivan, Sedalia; third
vice-president, G. C. Gillum, Warrens
burg; secretary, Sedalia; F. Guy
Chinn, Jefferson City; Treasurer, R.
E. Fisher, Fulton; Sergeant-at-arms,
S. A. Pulis, Mexico.
May Cnieen at Christian
MIs Anna Redman Clark
THEY WILIFIGHT SUIT
Barnes and Roosevelt Reject
Compromise and Legal
TRACK MEET SATURDAY, ANYWAY
Will Advertise Missouri at Fair.
O. B. "Wilson, until recently owner
of the Annex and the Odeon theaters
here, departed for San Francisco this
afternoon. Mr. Wilson will have
charge of a moving picture show at
the Panama-Pacific Exposition which
will advertise Missouri by showing
views of some of the state's many activities.
Sending of Stars to Penn Games Will
Change Plans, However.
Sending the relay team and Floyd
and Simpson to the Penn Relay Games
will change the plans of the athletic
department in regard to the Varsity-All-Comers
track meet Saturday. The
absence of these men will prevent a
true Varsity contest in some of the
However, some sort of try-out for
the Kansas Aggie meet here May 1
will be held Saturday. The men who
have not yet gone out for track will
be given an opportunity to show what
they can do. A good showing by a
non-Varsity man may gain him a place
on the Varsity squad.
LOULA LONG COMING
Kansas City Woman to Show
Twelve Famous Horses Here
ASHLAND MAN DROWNS IX WEST
Relay Tag Money Collected Tonight
All persons who have been selling
tags today to send the Tiger track
men to the Pennsylvania Relay Games
are requested to turn in their money
between 7 and 8 o'clock tonight to
K- TV. McClure. student president, at
C L. Brewer' office at Rothwell
Paul Coons Marries St. Louis Girl.
Paul Coons, an employe of the
Stephens Publishing .Company, was
married in St Louis yesterday to Miss
Mazie Butcher of that city, formerly
of Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Coons ar
rived in Columbia last night and were
given a reception at their new home,
406 North Eighth street
II. B. Gibson to Attend Convention.
Harold B. Gibson left today for
State College, Penn., where he will
represent lhe local chapter of Scab
bard and Blade In the national convention.
A. II. Xribble Adjudged-Insane.
Absalom H. Kribble was adjudged
insane by the County Court yesterday
and taken to the asylum at Fulton.
Ciand Maze Had Been on Washing
ton Ranch Burial There.
Cluade Maze, a young farmer who
formerly lived south of Ashland, was
drowned last Sunday at Rockford,
Wash., where he had been working
since last fall on a ranch. Mrs.
Lawrence Nichols of Ashland, his
sister, received a telegram yesterday
telling of his death, but no particu
lars were given.
Mr. Maze was about 23 years old
and had lived near Ashland the
greater part of his life. The body
was recovered and will be buried In.
Miss Louia Long of Kansas City,
famous for her prize winning horses,
today notified Prof. E. A. Trowbridge
of the department of animal husbandry
that she would attend the Annual Com
mencement Horse Show, May 31 and
June 1, and would probably bring
twelve of her best horses with her. The
horses that she will bring will include
Revelation, the champion heavy har
ness horse of the center west and
probably the greatest heavy harness
horse in America.
Other horses will be the champion
five-gaited saddle horse, the champion
three-gaited saddle horse and the.
champion road horse of the Denver
show. She will also bring her un
defeated ladies' pair.
t:y United Press
SYRACUSE, N. Y., April 20. Both
Theodore Roosevelt and William
Barnes, Jr., principals in the libel
suit against former President Roose
velt, rejected peace proposals and
compromise plans today.
William M. Ivins, Barnes' chief
counsel, excoriated Roosevelt in the
opening statement. William van
Benschoten made the opening state
ment for the defense.
Barnes brought a dozen newspaper
men to testify to Roosevelt's state
ments and also submitted photo
graphs of publications carrying the
statements alleged to be libelous.
Ivins stated that he expected to prove
Roosevelt verbally attacked Barnes
on departing for Spain, South Africa
and South America during the pri
mary fight last summer and at other
It Is expected, that Barnes' direct
evidence would be completed today
and Roosevelt's would begin tomor
row with the Colonel on the stand.
Ivins detailed Barnes opposition to
Roosevelt in the 1912 Republican con
vention at Chicago, asserting that
Roosevelt became malicious.
Roosevelt's head bobbed affirma
tively as the alleged libelous state
ments were read. Barnes was im
movable. Ivins said he would object to al
most all of the Colonel's justification
testimony. Ivins also asked punitive
damages, asserting that Roosevelt's
utterances hae a tremendous and
unexampled influence on public opin
ion. Roosevelt's admission that the at
tacks were not personal, but were
directed against the titular head of
the organization, materially limit the
scope of the trials attorneys here declare.
SPEED LAW IGNORED
BY MOTORISTS HERE
Ordinance Passed in 1911, Pro
viding Fine for Fast Driv
ing, Seldom Enforced.
15 MILES IS THE LIMIT
J. S. Bicknell, City Clerk,
Says Columbia Needs Mo
A motorcycle policeman Is needed
if Columbia is to enforce the ordi
nance against speeding, according to
City Clerk John S. Bicknell. Since
the ordinance was passed In 1911, in
the administration of W. S. St Clair
ar. major, a few persons have been
arrested, but none recently. The rea
son, Mr. Bicknell said today, Is that
speeders cannot easily be convicted.
"The only way to stop speeding," he
said, "is for the police department to
have a motorcycle policeman who can
time lutomobile drivers with a ston-
.vat-h The police are not prepared to
do this work at present."
The ordinance says that a speed of
not more than eight miles an hour
shall be maintained by motor vehicles
"or any vehicle not propelled by
muscular power" in the business dis
trict of the city and fifteen miles an
hour in the residence district Ex
ceeding this limit "for the distance of
two blocks shall be presumptive evi
dunce of driving at a rate of speed
which is not careful and prudent"
A fiiie of not less than $5 or more
than $50 or pay or forfeit to the city
the sum of ?10. for each offense to be
collected by civic action is the penalty
for the violation of the ordinance.
Tho ordinance also provides for
limits, brakes and horns on all motor
t hides It states the signals to be
used by motorists and provides for ths
stopping of machines in crowded
strt-ets and when horses become
Lights on motor cars shall be light
ed from nae-'.alf hiur after sunset
to one-half hour before sunrise, ac
cording to the ordinance'. Each motor
vehicle shall display two lights in
front and two in the rear. One of the
rear lights must be red.
T00 SPEEDY," SAYS MAYOR
Prof. A. T. Olmstcad Lectures Tonight.
Prof. A. T.' Olmstead of the history
the War Prize" in the University Audi
torium tonight The lecture will be
gin at 7 o'clock.
LECTURES CLOSE SCHOOL TERM
C, C. Lockwood Awarded $65 Rent.
The suit of Charles C. Lockwood
against Samuel Barnes for rent and
possession of property at 1210 Locust
street was tried this afternoon before
Justice John S. Bicknell, Lockwood
claimed that Barnes had not paid the
rent on the property. The court de
cided that Barnes should pay $65 rent
and remain in possession until Sep
J. Kelley Wright and W. L. Nelson
Spoke at Deer Park Last Night
J. Kelley Wright and W. L. Nelson
of the State Board of Agriculture
lectured at the Deer Park district
school, south of Columbia, last night
Mr Wright gave his Missouri lecture
and Mr. Nelson lectured on country
The Deer Park school closes today.
Miss Laura Haden is principal. Mr.
Nelson said this morning that it is one
of the best schools in the state. The
district recently erected a modern
brick building and plans have been
made to hold courses in manual train
ing and domestic science in the old
building next year.
Tor Columbia and vicinity: Partly cloudy
weather tonight and Wednesday- not much
change In temperature.
For Missouri r Partly cloudy to-night
There Ins been no decided eh inges In the
weather condition anywhere in the United
States, hut a storm of some note is cross.
Ing the western part of Canada. Local
showers occurred In parts of Oklahoma.
Kansas. Arkansas and Texas, and iilso In
the Lower Lake region and St. Lawrence
Temperatures this morning ranged above
CO degrees in middle and Houthern sec
tions, and are generally above 40 degrees
in the northern border states.
In Colombia during the next 3G hours
partly cloudy weather will prevail, per
haps becoming slightly threatening at
times, but not much If any rain Is ex
pected. Temperatures will continue
The highest temperature In Columbia yes
terd ly was St and the lowest last night
was M; precipitation .(X). A year ago yes
terday the highest was 51 aud the lowest
.17; precipitation, .00 Inch.
Sun rles today, 5 3 a. m. Sun sets,
C.:."l p. m.
Moon rets at 12:24 n. m.
The temperatures today:
7 a. m r9 11 a. in 71
8 a. m 0 12 (noon) 73
9 a. m Gi 1 P. m 78
10 a. m 70 2 p.m. 73
Council Will Discuss Matter of Auto
mobile Speed Limits.
"The motorists must slacken their
speed and be more careful at the cor
ners," said Mayor Batterton this
morning. "There have been far too
many accidents here for a town of
this size and people's lives are in
dangered every day from speedy and
A meeting of the council will be
called soon and the matter of speed
limits discussed. The president of the
Columbia Auto Club will be asked to
attend and give any suggestions that
might help prevent accidents.
AUTOMOBILE HITS A BICYCLE
Car Collides With ETerett Jeater,
Cyclist He Escapes Injury.
Everest Jeater, a student In the Uni
versity High School, who rooms at
1101 Paquin street, was struck by an
auto at Paquin and Hltt streets
about noon today. Jeater was riding
a bicycle. He was turning off Hltt
street to Paquin when the automobile
coming down Hltt street struck the
rear wheel of the bicycle.
The car was not going fast and
Jeater was not hurt The bicycle was
HERE TO STUDY ROAD METHODS
Dr. Kellogg to Talk to Suffragists.
Dr. O. D. Kellogg, professor of
mathematics in the University, will
address the University Suffrage
School on "Municipal Government" at
the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium tomorrow
night at 7:15 o'clock.
Anrll 50. Vddress nt University Assem
bly by Prof. A. T. Olmstead on Turkey,
"The War lrlze." at 7:30 p. m.
April 21. Debate with University of
Kansas team at S o'clock.
April 22. Address at University assembly
at 7:30 o'clock by William Isaac Hull,
lecturer of the Carnegie Institute for In
April 23 Farmers' County Fair by stu
dents. College of Agriculture.
Anril 27. Address at University Audi
torium by Leon Arzdrooul on "(iermany
and Her Place in tlw Sun." 7:30 p. ra.
Anrll 20. Annuil German riar: "Die
Mar 1 TTih SMinnt T.ir. Athletic meet
and Literary contest.
Jlay 13. Aunress at university Assembly
by l'rof. L. L. Bernard on "The Social
Aspects of the WarJ 7:30 p. m.
Arthur Hupp Wants Pointers for
Work in Saline County.
Arthur Hupp left for Marshall, Mo.,
this afternoon after spending several
days in Columbia visiting and study
ing the good road3 methods used here.
Mr. Hupp is road commissioner in Sa
line County and is planning his sum
mer's work. His visit to Columbia was
chiefly to study the machinery used
"We expect to invest a good sum
of money In road machinery this year
and we want pointers from the coun
ties that have had the greatest suc
cess," said; Mr, Hupp this afternoon.
While in Columbia, ho visited bis
daughter, Mrs. E. W. Sappington.
President Attends Press Banquet
By United Tresa
WASHINGTON, April 20. Presi
dent Wilson departed this morning
for New York to attend a dinner
given by the members of the As