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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1915
F J5RS '
FALLTRIP TO 'FRISCO
Business Men Hear Plans at
Weekly Luncheon for
F. L. Taylor, the Jitney
Man, Tells Value of His
Service to Citizens.
Plans for a Central Missouri boost
er exposition to the San Francisco ex
position some time in August, headed
bv a Missouri state band, were pre
sented to the Columbia Commercial
Club at the weekly luncheon today. by
A. I.. Scott or Moberly. Mr. Scott, who
was director of the Missouri band
which toured the New England states
and Canada four years ago, proposes
to organize a similar band which will
give concerts in all Uie Missouri
cities to raise funds for the trip.
"1 don't ask a cent from the Colum
bia Commercial Club," said Mr. Scott.
"I only ask your aid in making the ex
pedition a success. The receipts from
the concerts should defray the ex
penses of the band to the exposition
ani also send one delegate from each
Mr. Scott said also that he had made
arrangements with the fair officials,
through the Missouri commission, for
the privilege of advertising the state
on the exposition grounds. Hannibal.
Moberly and Carrollton have agreed
to support the movement and lie hopes
also to interest Columbia, Mexico,
Chillicotl.e and Kirksville. He pro
poses to select his band largely from
President L. M. Defoe of the Com
mercial Club appointed W. W. Payne,
Dr. J 15. Cole and Mayor J. M. Bat
terton to serve as a committee to in
vestigate the matter and to report to
the board of directors of the club. A
publicity committee, composed of
Ralph H. Turner of the University
Jiissourian, R. A. Jones of the Daily
Tribune, Shannon Mountjoy of the
Daily Times and H. S. Jacks of the
Herald-Statesman, was appointed to
act in case the plan is reported favor
ably. Frank L. Taylor, the jitney man,
told the members of the club of the
future of the jitney business in Co
lumbia. He said he believed the busi
ness would be a success and he hoped
the business men of the city would
see the value of the service to them
and use it. He suggested that the
merchants hold special sales and offer
free rides on the jitney. He said the
plan had been worked with success
on Missouri towns of more than 50,
MAGAZINE TELLS OF M. U.
Hay Issue of The Cosmopolitan Stu
dent N u Missouri Number.
The May number of The Cosmo
politan Student, the official magazine
of the Corda Fratres Association of
Cosmopolitan Clubs of the United
States, published at Ann Arbor, Mich.,
is the University of Missouri Cosmo
politan Club number. The leading
articles were written by Prof. Jacob
Warshaw, Prof. R. J. Kerner, Prof. W.
J. Shepard. Prof. Max M. Meyer and
Prof. M. S. Handman.
Rodolfo Petrucci, the outgoing
president of the club, also wrote an
article. Views of the campus, the
Columns, Academic Hall, the Medical
Building, Rothwell Gymnasium, Lowry
Hall and other buildings are given
in the magazine.
REAL ESTATE MEN SUE FOR FEE
E. L. Baiigherty and J. VV. Iry Ask
?1,000 Frow J. IV. Brockman.
A suit was filed with the -circuit
cierk this morning by E L. Daugherty,
a real estate agent of Columbia, and
John W. Dry of Mexico, Mo., asking
for $1,000 as commission for trading
225 acres of land for John W. P.rock
tnan of Columbia.
The plaintiff's claim that the land,
225 acres in Audrain County, was list
ed with them for sale or exchange and
that they traded the land to the satis
faction of the defendant and should
receive the commission agreed upon.
The suit will come up in the June
term or the Circuit Court.
Cadets to Patrol Campus Tomorrow.
Fifty of the University cadets will
patrol the campus tomorrow after
noon during the Women's May Day
Pete to keep the spectators from in
terfering with the exercises. They
will wear service uniforms and carry
May 14 Tlie University Kleinentary
School ghes nil open-tin, "The .Mutllii
Shop," in the UnlverMtv Auditorium at
S:UO p. in.
M:ij H May, Day Pageant and corona
tion of iieen.
May IS-Prof, I. I.. Itenmrd speak- mi
"The Social Aspects of the AVar." This
lecture Is t!je thirteenth In the series of
faculty leitures on the war.
M.i !" -Meeting of Cerin.ni Club to
M.i) -T The senior picnic will he shell
hy the nicinliers .if the Y. W. ('. A. I.ich
niiilcri las student will take a senior ami
proihlc food enough for two.
.May I'l I'lay "l."ltle Women" by the
graduating class of the Vuherslty High
School in the University Auditorium at s
.May "s Mass mct-lUg at 7:1." p. m.
.May IN Head Hall garden party.
THiEKS LOSE SECOND GAME, 12-3
Kansas Angles Break Eton 31. U.
Men at Laurence Today.
The baseball game between the Ti
gers and the Kansas Aggies at Man
hattan yesterday resulted in a reversal
for the Tigers. The Aggies won by
a score of 12 to ?,. The Tigers won
from the Aggies Tuesday.
The Tigers play Kansas at
Lawrence today and tomorrow. If
they win these games they will still
have a good chance for the Valley
SAVES HISOWN HOWIE
Harry Garnett, Volunteer
Fireman, Burned by Ex
Paving his own home from destruc
tion by fire and receiving severe
burns on the face and hands in the
act, was the experience of Harry Gar
nett, one of the volunteer members of
the Columbia Fire department.
At 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
an alarm was turned in from 50." Con
ley avenue, where an oil stove, part
of the light housekeeping equipment
of two University women, had set tire
to the furnishings. The heat melted
the oil tank connections on the stove
and just as Garnett was about to
throw it out of the window, the tank
fell to the lloor and scattered the oil,
burning Garnett's hands and face.
Quick work with water and blankets
smothered the blaze. The room and
contents were damaged about $50.
3f. U. LIBRARY IS ltOKKEH OF
Burglar, Who Evidently Has a Key,
Also Searches Secretary's Oil ice.
A burglar, wiio evidently had a key
and knew "the ay of the land," en
tered Academic Hall last night. First
he made a trip to the General Library
where he took $2 from the cash draw
er. There were no scratches on the
doors or windows where the burglar
From there, he went to Secretary
J. G. Babb's ollice and rummaged
through the desk and drawers. A file
was used here to open the cash box,
but no money was taken, as the cash
is locked in the safe each night. The
big safe in the side of the wall evi
dently was too big a job for the bur
glar. No scratches could be found
where he had tampered with the lock.
Two weeks ago the library was
broken into and about the same
amount was taken as last night.
About three years ago, two small boys
entered the library at 7 o'clock in the
evening. One lad asked for a book for
which the librarian had to leave the
room. While he was gone the other
walked behind Uie counter and reach
ed for the money. A librarian who was
behind the stacks saw him in time to
stop the robbery. Those who wero in
the reading room at the time knew
nothing of Uie attempted robbery.
No traces of the last robbers have
TO BEGIN l'l PHI HOUSE SOON
Xew Sorority Home Will He Ready
Work on the new Pi Beta Pi
house, to be built at Rollins street
and Providence road, is expected to
begin the last of this week.
The house is to cost $12,000. It will
be three stories, of brick. The house
is expected to be ready for occupancy
when the University opens next fall.
The local chapter of Pi Beta Phi
was installed here in 189S. It is the
second sorority to build, the Kappa
Kappa Gammas having finished a new
home last year.
Negro Chicken Thief Cauclit.
A negro going to market with ten
dressed chickens at 5 o'clock this
morning looked too suspicious to Of
ficer D. H. Rowland, so he arrested
Andrew Jackson, who admitted the
theft and led the officers to the home
of Dr. F. G. Nifong on Ashland gravel,
u'hnro. h said hp stfthe chickens
last night. He wasyaced in the
county jail charged vth petty lar
WOMEN SOLVE CITY
Civic League Selects J. G.
Parker to Feed Columbia's
Waste to Hogs.
COLLECT IT OFTEN
"Plan Will Fail, Unless the
Housewives Help," Mrs.
J. E. Wrench Says.
Columbia has a plan for solving the
garbage problem at last. Joseph G.
Parker, who owns a hog-serum plant
near Columbia, will collect the gar
bage for his hogs, if he may have all
the garbage in Columbia.
Unless every woman in Columbia
cooperates with the plan by saving
garbage for this one person, the plan
will be defeated. The' garbage prob
lem is of long standing in Columbia.
Many women give garbage to the ne
groes who work for them, .Mr. Par
ker will not take the contract unless
all the garbage in Columbia be guar
Collect (.'urbane Often.
As soon as people support the
movement, .Mr. Parker will furnislt
closed tanks or sanitary wagons to
haul the garbage away. He will send
wagons to eacli house in Columbia to
collect it. He will collect it as often
as seems necessary. This will de
pend upon the season and the heat.
The garbage at the big boarding
houses will be collected daily.
Mr. Parker will require that noth
ing injurious to hogs be placed in the
garbage cans. No glass, paper or
cinders should be placed in them.
The Women's Civic League of Co
lumbia, which heads the movement,
requests that the plan be put into use
at the earliest time possible. Gar
bage cans may be bought from the lo
cal hardware merchants. These mer
chants will set a demonstration day
when they will show various kinds of
Depends on Hie Women.
"The entire plan," said .Mrs. J. E.
Wrench, a member of the Civic
League, "depends upon Columbia wom
en. If they cooperate with us in tills.
as they have in all other movements
for the betterment of Columbia, in six
months, the town can boast of haing
the most efficient garbage disposal of
any town in the state. But unless they
do cooperate with us the plan will fail.
We beg for the cooperation of all loy
"This is not in any way connected
with charity. Mr. Parker is one of
Columbia's responsible business men.
It is merely a business proposition be
tween Mr. Parker and the people of
Mr. Parker says that the garbage
collected will not be fed to the hogs
from which he obtains serum, but to'
his stock hogs.
WOMEN'S PARADE FOR ALL
Snapshots of "Backsliders" to He Pub
lished 3fay Fete Hrinirs Holiday.
The biggest event of the year among
University women the May Fete
will come at 4:30 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. All the creeping and
crawling tilings of the earth will be
there, represented in a most attrac
tive fashion. Buds, bugs, worms and
caterpillers will advance and frolic
in the manner characteristic to them.
The elements will attend, too, but
instead of warring with one another as
in ancient mythology, they will observe
relations of the utmost goodwill. Rain,
wind and sun pursue the clouds in
such amicable games of tag that a
rainbow will join them. Spring and
sun join forces, too, and beam upon
the buds and bugs. Along with this,
'lic-e will be, of course, the May-pole
dancers about forty of them.
University women will be excused
from all classes tomorrow afternoon,
and to guard against "backsliding,"
snapshots will be taken and published
of all girls seen outdoors and not
taking part in the women's parade.
No Verdict In Booth Case.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon Uie jury-
in the case of John N. Booth, charged
with obtaining money under false pre
tenses, had failed to return a verdict
and a hung Jury, was being predicted.
The case went to the jury at noon
Jitney Hide a Dime Now.
After May 15 it will cost 10 cents
to ride in a jitney in Columbia that
is, unless you buy a dollar's worth of
tickets at one time. Those who pur
chase tickets may ride at the old rate,
twenty rides for a dollar.
IN COLLEGE OFFICES
Miss Katharinejourney Heads
FACULTY IS PLEASED
Groups' Giving-Up of Power
Places Them in Even
Miss Katharine Journey of Higgins
ville, Mo., was elected president of
the student government association
at Stephens College at the annual
election las tnight. The nominating
committee had charge of the nomina
tions fof alPstudent organizations.
Nominations were made a short time
Sororities have been on trial at
Stephens College, this year, and their
action regarding the election was
watched closely. When school began
last fall tlie situation was explained
.Miss Katharine Journey.
to tlie students. Sororities have been
accused of snobbishness and of hav
ing a detrimental influence over the
democracy of the student body.
Sororities .Make Nominations.
When the decision was reached to
place sororities on trial at Stephens,
and the charges were brought before
tlie student body, the result was the
appointment by Uie students of a
committee to investigate and, if neces
sary, to take action to improve the
conditions. Every member of the
nominating committee is a sorority
girl, hence, nominations for the of
ficers of the student body were vir
tually in the hands of the sororities.
The result of last night's election
was that the president and the vice
president of the student government
association, the president of the Y. W.
C. A., all the officers of the athletic
association and one or two other of
ficers are not sorority girls.
"A social organization," said Presi
dent James M. Wood, "can be made to
reflect tlie spirit of the college. The
sororities as a whole have been ac
cused of being snobbish and no doubt
they do have a tendency to draw the
girls together into groups, but these
groups can be made democratic in
spirit. Each college acts independ
ently on the sorority question and,
should we find sororities are a detri
ment to the spirit of democracy in
the college, we shall lay the matter
before the student body and they will
.Miss Lelia Parkin Heads V. W. . A.
The other officers of the student
government association elected last
night are: Vice-president, Miss Mabel
Ringer of Bonne Terre; second vice
president, Miss Mary Barrett of
Vanita, Ok.; secretary-treasurer. Miss
Bernice Allen of Mountain Grove.
The new Y. W. C. A. officers are:
President. Miss Lelia Parkin of Fred
ericks wn; vice-president, Miss Marian
Giessing of (Farmington; secretary,
Miss Louise Clemments of Fredonia.
Kan.; treasurer, Miss Gayle Ken
dricks of Green Ridge.
The Athletic Association officers
are: President, Miss Julia Hulett of
Columbia; business manager, Miss
Helen Walker of Trinidad, Colo.;
secretary-treasurer. Miss Ona Raines
of Wagner, Ok.
The officers of the Dramatic Club
are: President, Miss Eva Lee of
Charleston; business manager. Miss
Sarah Quigley of Tipton; secretary
treasurer. Miss Jessie Hoefer of Drift
Christian College Faculty at nome.
The faculty of Christian College will
give their final at home for the year
on the college campus from 4 to C
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
2 .. .Jl. .iO t$
For Columbia and vicinity: fienerally
falr tonight and Friday; nut much change
For Missouri: (Jeuerally fair tonight
anil Friday; not much change in tern
Iierature. Weather Conditions.
Italns have continued In the Atlantic
States from Florida to New England and
In most of the Lake region, the upix-r
Mississippi and Missouri drainage areas,
and In home of the Hooky Moutalu and
I'ai-IHc States. Fair skies prevail in the
Plains, the West (illlf and loner Missis
'I hero Is a storm ofT the New Kngland
mast and there is a tendency to storm
development 111 the Itocky Mountain
l'latenii region, Imt the remainder of the
rountry Is free from atmospheric distur
bances. Temperatures are generally above the
In Coluuilila fair weather will prevail
during the next :SG hours, probably lieeoni
Ing unsettled Friday night or Saturday.
The highest teuiM-rature In Columbia
yesterday was S7 and the lowest List night
was CI; precipitation .00. A jear ago )es.
terday the highest was til and I lie lowest
A?.; precipitation .02 Inch.
Sun rises today, A -Jin a. m. Sun sets.
7:1:: p. in. Moon rises at 4:lt :i. in.
The teniHratures today:
7 a. ui IV! 11 a. in V!
S a. in 70 12 (noon) S7
!) a. m 77 1 p. m SS
10 a. in Ml 2 p. in 'JO
British Vessel, Goliath, Sent
to Bottom In Dardanelles
iiy United Press
LONDON. May 13. The British war
ship Goliath was torpedoed In the
Dardanelles today, according to an
official announcement of the admiral
ty. Five hundred are reported to have
The Goliath was a 13,000-ton battle
shpi and carried four 12-inch guns,
twelve 6-inch guns. It was manned
by twenty officers. Only about 160
Lord Churchill announced that a
British submarine E-4 sank two Turk
ish gunboats and a large transport
today. The announcement is the first
official word of the resumption of
hostilities inside the Dardanelles.
I!y United Press
ROME, May 13. Italy is very close
to a declaration of war following the
rejection of what is believed to have
been Austria's last word in the peace
proposals. That an important an
nouncment will be made within forty
eight hours is hinted in government
circles, but no intimations of the con
tents of the announcement are given.
It was authoritatively learned that
Austria's proposed concessions were
portions of Trentino, all of Isonzo,
Gradiska, home rule for Trieste and
Italian rule for Southern Albania.
lly United Press
LONDON, May 13. A heavy rain
fall this morning finally halted the
anti-Germany demonstrations which
last night attained unprecedented fury
in the riots which were particularly
destructive Jin East End. Germans
are barricaded today in their dwell
ings and shops in a perilous situation.
Severe punishment of the leaders ar
rested last night is promised.
Provincial towns, particularly those
north of London, also are scenes of
riot as a result of the Lusitania affair.
y United Tress
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,
May 13. Rioters indignant at the
Lusitania affair, destroyed $1,500,000
worth of property here. Germans
burned the German flag. The police
are powerless to interfere.
Ity United Press
LONDON, May 13. Premier Asqulth
announced to the House of Commons
today that all adult men of the Allies
enemies in England will be interned.
UNIVERSITY WINS SUIT
. T. Cooper Falls to Get Damage
"Lost Heir" Case Begins.
The curators of the University won
the suit tried in the Circuit Court yes
terday in which Joseph T. Cooper,
asked for $3,500 damages. Until last
July Cooper was employed by the
i'nlverslty. He fell off a gang pianK
at the old Mechanics Arts Building
last July and sued for Injuries he re
The jury rendered a verdict for the
With a long deposition from one of
the "old-timers" of Napoieon, uiu
and other evidence brought from that
state William Arnold is suing Mrs.
Matilda Dyer of Hartsburg In the Cir
cuit Court here for his share of the
Benjamin Arnold estate that was set
tled several years ago at the death ot
Benjamin Arnold of Hartsburg.
William Arnold did not learn or the
death of his father until after the es
tate had been settled and as he was
raised by a Lyons family in Napoleon,
Ind., and bore the name of Lyons un
til lie was of age the defense claims
he has no right to ashare in the es
tate as an heir of BAjamin Arnold.
U. S. Asks for Prompt, Defi
nite Action and Not for
MANY FEAR REFUSAL
American Government Will
Not Take the Initiative
Iiy United Press
WASHINGTON, May 13. Having
completed the note to Germany, the
President went for a short motor ride
of ten or fifteen minutes. The note
was sent to the State Department
where experts worked rapidly trans
lating it into code for transmission to
Ambassador Gerard at Berlin. It is
expected that the note will reach the
'lerman foreign office tonight.
Though it is expected that the note
will net be published until it Is deliv
ered, officials tacitly admitted that the
forecasts already printed are substan
tially correct. One point especially
emphasized by the officials is that the
note called for a prompt, definite
answer followed by immediate action,
not for promises followed by further
Telegrams have been received from
many parts of the country commend
ing tlie course of the President. It
has been definitely stated that the
President will go through with tlie
review of the fleet, leaving Friday for
New York on the Mayflower, but lie
will remain in constant wireless
touch with the Capitol.
How Germany will answer the ques
tions in the note completely eclipses
the curiosity concerning the contents
of the President's note to Germany.
The letter is understood to contain
a demand for reparation of American
lives and property in the submarine
campaign and asks for a promise that
there will be no repetition of the in
cidents so far as Americans are con
cerned. Fear German Refusal.
Many fear a refusal to the demands,
either polite or otherwise. A polite
refusal would state regrets to the in
jury to American interests, but would
insist that Germany could afford to
make no modification of her plans
during the continuation of the starva
tion plans or during the continued
shipments of arms and munitions to
It is the concensus of opinion that
if Germany declines, diplomatic rela
tions will be severed by the President,
but that the United States will not
take thee initiative in hostilities is a
War experts are unable to predict
the possible campaign in the event of
hostilities. It is granted that Ger
many must strike first, the German
fleet remains bottled up and there are
no contiguous land forces.
Contains About 1,500 Words.
The President approved of the note
at 10:15. Secretary Bryan signed it
an hour later. Then the secretaries
began to codify it.
"The note going forward," said
Secretary Bryan "will contain be
tween 1,200 and 1,500 words. It will
be published Friday morning. Am
bassador Gerard will have the note
tomorrow morning, and will immedi
ately present it to the German foreign
It is evident from the actions of the
officials that affairs are at a crisis.
The President took the position Uiat
there is no reason to assume that Ger
many will not see the friendly spirit
of the note and meet demands.
TENNIS TEAM OFF FOU LINCOLN
Four Men Will Compete In Missouri
Valley -Conference Matches.
The Tiger tennis team left this
morning for Lincoln, Neb., to play in
the Missouri Valley Conference Tennis
To-irnament to be held there tomor
row and Saturday. Captain Fred
Loomis, John Bland and Bruce Jesse
composed the team. After playing
the conference matches the team will
make a trip through Iowa, playing
Grlnnell College, Coe College, High
land Park College and Drake Univer
sity. Thus far, the team has played only
one match. That was last Saturday
when they were defeated by Kansas
University. The Oklahoma Universi
ty tennis team failed to show up for
its scheduled match with the Tigers
yesterday. No explanation has Ix-