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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1916 SIX PAGES
Germans Endeavor in Vain
to Retake Positions, Says
SLAVS STILL GAINING
Russian Successes Reported
Against Both Austrians
and the Turks.
IJy ED L. KEENE
(United Press Staff Correspondent!
LOXDOX, Ju'l 29. The British
front is withstanding Germany's most
powerful attacks. Artillery hammer
ing and massed attacks with hand-to-hand
lighting hae so far failed to
dent the lines advanced by the recent
British offensive, General Haig indi
cated in his report today.
It is the belief of military experts
here that the Kaiser is now utiliz
ing the great reserves concentrated
west of the British lines from Verdun
and other points on the west battle
front in a bitter endeavor to wrest
back from the Britains the land they
have captured in the last few days.
Despite this. Haig reported continued
His narrative indicated particularly
violent engagements near Pozieres.
the newly captured point from which
the Britibh are endeavoring to push
on toward Baupaume. There the cam
paign was marked by unceasing hand-to-hand
Just north of Longueval, at Delville
wood. British positions are under in
tense pressure from the German lines.
General Haig reported that two or
three German regiments presumably
Brandenburgers were annihiliated at
The Russians have made further gi
gantic strides both in the eastern bat
tle zone and in the Caucasus, accord
ing to Pctrograd. From Parnobol,
Russian forces under General Leczi
ki, chief-of-staff to General Ginilski,
with the fourth Russian army corps,
have overwhelmed the Austrian lines
and forced them back to south of the
Dneister towards Stanislau.
Presumably the Russians advanced
along the railroad which winds from
Parnobol down and back up to Lem
burg. The army of the Grand Duke
Xicholas, which has already achiecd
some record for speedy advance, is
htill hurrying along, according to Pc
trograd, and has captured Czerzany,
thrown back the Turks' opposing
pressure toward Krarput and beaten
back a Turkish attack from Mossul.
Berlin frankly admitted the retire
ment of the Teutonic lines south of
Kovel, after the Russians had suc
ceeded in penetrating their advanced
position. The German war office dis
missed the lighting on the western
front with the declaration that strong
British attacks in the region of Poz
ieres had failed.
The Austrian statement, twenty
four hours delayed, from Vienna ad
mitted Russian advances toward
Brody which the Russians announced
they captured yesterday and Russian
encroachments along the remainder of
The French statement indicated that
the Germans have resumed their vio
lent bombardment of Verdun and claim
further gains on the right bank of the
Mense for the French attackers.
MISS OWELL TO MED AUGUST 3
Ciiliimliiu (iirl to Ite Bride of Univer
sity of Kansas Professor.
The day set for the marriage of
Miss Elizabeth Xowell and Theodore
Townsend Smith is Thursday, August
::. The wedding will take place at
12:30 o'clock at Miss Xowell's home.
Hi.". Paris road. Miss Francis Xowell.
a sislcr of the bride, will be maid of
honor, and Miss Amarynthia Smith of
Louisville, Ky.. Mr. Smith's sister, will
Robert .Miller of Louisville will be
best man and Dr. Edwin Smith of Lex
ington. Ky.. will be groomsman.
Misses Margaret and lionise Xowell.
twin sisters of the bride, are to act as
ribbon bearers, and Miss Rose Banks,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hartley
Banks, 1100 More's boulevard, will be
Miss Xowell is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. V. B. Xowell. She was grad
uated from the I'niversity with the
degrees of A. 11. in 1909 and B. S. in
H. E. in 1910. Mr. Smith is an as
sistant professor of physics in the Uni
versity of Kansas. He was formerly
of I.ouiville, Ky.
August 1, Tiicwliiv Assembly lecture by
lr. V. II. Illark. president of -Mis-
snuri Valley College.
AiiSiot 1, Tuexl.iy Start f tlic ISoune
August J. 1'rlil.iv Close of Iloone County
Aiittiitt IS, I'rid.iy Kolilnson's Circus.
S.-.li-inl.er H. I."!. 1. Thursday. Urlday
ami Saturday Uniwrsltj eu-
SvpleinlHT is. 111. 11. Monday, Tuesday and
W'tiliii-sil.i ruherslty registra
tion. Septenilier . Wednesday-0ieiiliis Con-
...-:ili..n. University Auililorium.
II a. in.
Scpti-nilier 21. Tlmrs.la University el.iss
wnrl. In all divisions lieglus.
HOW TO GET GRADES
In order to obtain their grades,
regular students enrolled in the
Summer Session hhould file their
student cards in the odice of the
University registrar, 101 Academ
ic Hall, in a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. Students who
have not been regularly admitted
to the University may obtain their
grades for the Summer Session
by tiling a self-addressed, stamped
en elope in that office.
FRAXK CHAMBERS, Registrar.
BRITISH JET APPAWI
U. S. Judge Decides German
Prize Crew Must Relin
quish Its Capture.
Ity Culled Tress.
.NORFOLK. Va.. July 29. Federal
Judge Waddell today decided that the
captured British liner Appam should
be restored to its former British own
ers. The decision is against the Ger
man prize crew which captured the
vessel and brought her here.
The court held the German govern
ment lost all legal claim to the Ap
pam and her cargo as prizes of war
when Lieutenant Berg and hi prize
crew on February 1 brought them into
the neutral waters of Hampton Roads
with the intention of "laying up
the vessel indefinitely.
CROWD IIEAKS CANDIDATES AGAIN
estcrduv's Speaking at Htintsdule
Campaign Nears End.
Another large crowd heard the
Boone County Democratic candidates
at the barbecue and picnic just out-
ide of Huntsdale yesterday after
noon. The crown was so large mai
soon cleaned up everv thing to eat
in sight. On a small platform in the
shade of a cluster of trees the candi
dates, beginning with aspirants for
coroner and ending with those wishing
to be representative in the Legislature,
spoke for three hours and a half.
George Thomson, candidate for county
treasurer with no opposition on the
Democratic ticket, presided. Most of
the candidates were able to boast of
long residence in Boone County, hav
ing been once a resident of Missouri
Township, or having many relatives
there now or at some time in the
A soft-drink stand and a doll rack
with "three balls for five" were liber
The wind-up of the campaign for
the candidates will be at Shaw tomor
row afternoon and in Columbia at
.11 KS. THOJIAS S. RIDGE DIES
Was .Miss Eflie Searcj of Columbia -.Met
Husband in 31. U.
Mrs. Thomas S. Ridge of Kan::is
City u.'.J early Friday morning '-t
Monrovia, Cal., after a year's illness!.
The last few months she had been in
California for hr health. The fun
eral will be held next Thursday at
the homo, 3019 Highland avenue, Kan
Mrs. Ridge was formerly Miss Ef!ic
Searcy of Columbia. She attended
the University, and it was here that
she met Mr. Ridge. She was a mem
ber of the Kappa Kappa Gamma so
rority, the only sorority in the Uni
versity at that time. Mr. Ridge was
a member of the Phi Delta Theta fra
ternity They had three sons. Dr.
Frank I. Ridge. William S. Ridge anu
T. S. Ridge, Jr. All have been stu
dents in the University.
Doctor Ridge and W. S. Ridge were
with their mother at the time of her
death. Her husband and T. S. Ridge.
Jr., did not reach Monrovia until Fri
Mrs. Ridge was a cousin of Mrs. 0.
B. Miller of Columbia.
Wilson Hudson in Hospital.
Wilson Hudson of the Hudson Stor
age Company is in the Parker Memor
ial Hospital with typhoid fever. He
was taken to the hospital Friday.
STAGE IS BEING SET
FOR FOUR-DAY FAIR
Concession Stands Going Up,
and Harness Horses Take
STABLES SOON FULL
$!,(00 Mule-Colt Show Will
Be Biggest of Its Kind
With a scattering of concession
stands, the stables nearly full of
horses and a few speeding around the
traik, the fairgrounds began to show
real preparedness jesterday for the
Boone County Fair that is to be here
this week, from Tuesday, August 1,
until Thursday, August 4. Practical
ly all the horses showed at the Mo
berly and Xcw Bloomfield fairs were
brought here direct by R. L. Hill,
secretary of the association. A special
train of twentj cars of horses arrived
at noon yesterday over the Wabash.
Fourteen saddle and harness horses
of Miss Loula Long of Kansas City
were among the first to arrive; they
came direct from the Longview Farm
at Lees Summit. However, Miss
Long will not be here, since she sel
dom rides in saddle exhibitions, but
prefers driving in the heavy harness
Blades & Holmau came here from
the Xcw Bloomfield fair with eight
head of horses. Joe Harris, James
Buford and Ed Moore also came di
rect from the Xcw Bloomfield Fair to
exhibit here. Roy L. Davis of Kansas
City, with six or seven horses, will
probably come to Columbia and enter
the fair; Mr. Hill succeeded in in
ducing him to come while at Xcw
The $1,000 Mule-Colt Show to be
held in connection with the fair is by
far the biggest show of its kind in
the United States. The idea belongs
strictly to Columbia, and the unus
ual amount of the premiums was rais
ed by the merchants to out-do com
pletely any former effort in this line.
The mules winning the first three
prizes are to become the property of
the Retail Merchants' Association; the
others are to be kept by their owners.
who receive rewards in gold.
The race track was deep with dust
and in the worst condition all day
yesterday, but last night it was thor
oughly sprinkled down and it was
rolled this morning, so that now it
is in excellent shape. The first real
practice heats for the coming races
will be made today and continued to
morrow, so the horses will be in fit
condition for the contests beginning
The season tickets were put on sale
Friday night at the Columbia Drug
Company, the Drug Shop and the Peck
Drug Company. A heavy sale is ex
pected, for the officials of the fair an
ticipate a larger crowd in daily at
tendance than was at cither the Mo
berly or Xew Bloomfield fairs.
All the available space near the
grandstand has been taken by the
concession stands, and many of them
are open, ready for business.
(JETS PROMOTION AND A BRIDE
E. II. Rucker, 31. U. Teacher, Will
Wed 3IIss Harriett 31. Evans.
When Everett H. Rucker, assistant
in the poultry husbandry department
of the College of Agriculture, accepted
a position as instructor in the same
department of the Massachusetts Ag
ricultural College at Amherst, Mass.,
he won more than merely a promo
tion; to his new work in September
he will take as his bride Miss Har
riett M. Evans, last year a student in
the College of Arts and Science of the
The following, from the Ottumwa
(Iowa) Courier, tells the story: "Mr.
and Mrs. George W. Evans, 107 Ot
tumwa street, announce the engage
ment of their second daughter, Har
riett Mary, to Everett Henry Rucker
of Columbia, Mo. The wedding will
take place Monday, August 28, at the
home of the bride-to-be."
Mr. Rucker received his degree of
B. S. in Agr. in 1915 and completed
(he work for his M. A. degree this
last June. He came to the University
from Tipton, Mo.
Columbian to Wed Centralis GirL
A marriage lisence was issued yes
terday to Frank Charlton of Colum
bia and Miss Xorine White of Centra
lia. Mr. Charlton gave his age as
24 and Miss White's as IS.
M.U, MAY SOON HAVE
Prof. H. F. Major Would j
Utilize the Hollow Just
North of Switzler Hall.
SPOT FOR EXERCISES
Work to Begin Next Week
Hopes to Finish When
When Prof. H. F. Major, landscape
gardener of the University, begins
work this week on the hollow north
of Switzler Hall, he will be laying
the foundation for what some day
may be a Grecian amphitheater on the
West Campus, where all except winter
University exercises will be held. It
i may also be a place for entertainments
and amateur theatricals'.
I Professor Major will this week cut
down three soft maples in the hollow.
I Later he hopes to be able to regrnde
the banks and change the direction of
the ditch that now drains the space.
This ditch has always been the divid
ing line between the audience and the
players when the University women
have used the place for their May Day
plays and their Stunt Week theatri
cals. Aside from these infrequent
uses, the possibilities of the spot have
Very little money would be neces
sary for the proper development of
the idea, thinks Professor Major. "The
hollow is naturally adapted for just
such purposes," he said yesterday.
"It is not beyond hope that some day
the place may be made fit for practi
cally all the exercises of the Univer
sity, including the Commencement
.MISS HELEN HUNGATE WINNER
Is Women's Tennis Champion 3L U.
Tournament Nearly Over.
.Miss Helen Hungate became the
summer champion of the women's sin
gles in tennis when she defeated Miss
Helen Moffett Friday afternoon in two
sets by the score of 6-0, 1-6, 6-2. The
playing of both was characterized by
steady, consistent and well placed re
turns, with strong service and few
The championship for the mixed
doubles was decided yesterday after
noon when Biggs and Biggs defeated
Simpson and Arnold in the fifth set
of the finals by the lopsided score of
C-l. Biggs and Biggs took the first
set of the match Friday evening, after
the games had twice gone to deuce,
by the score of 8-6; then they also
took the second set by the easy score
6-1. Simpson and Arnold rallied and
took the next two sets 6-3 and 6-4;
this tied the match, and the deciding
set was scheduled for yesterday after
noon. The finals in the men's singles
are now scheduled for Monday after
noon, when Ellard and Sisson meet
to decide the championship. Ellard
suffered a strained back when he
played Taylor in the semifinals, but is
now in condition to meet his op
ponent; he was practicing in nice
form yesterday afternoon. Sisson has
been practicing regularly this week
since he defeated Gordon in the semi
The finals in the men's doubles will
be played off early this week when
Xcwport and Marr meet Ritter and
Crookshank. Gwinn, Ritter's former
partner, is now in the Parker Me
morial Hospital because of an opera
tion and so is forced out of the tour
nament. Ritter has selected Crook
shank to fill Gwinn's place.
.MISS SARAH E. RILEY, 1J, WEDS
Journalism Graduate Is Now 3frs.
Ralph Darwin 'Currier.
Miss Sarah Edith Riley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Madison J. Riley of Un'
versity place. Xebraska, was marriod
yesterday to Ralph Darwin Curriei.
The wedding took place at the First
Mtthodist Church of University place.
Mrs. Currier is a graduate of Xe
Lraska Weslejan University and in
1914 received the degree of Bacholor
of Journalism from the University of
Missouri. Until recently she has been
nanaging editor of the Union Worker,
the organ of the Xebraska W. C. T. U.
.1. E. Crumbaugh to State Asylum.
J. E. Crumbaugh. for many years
custodian of the University buildings,
has been admitted to State Hospital
Xo. 1 at Fulton upon application made
to the Boone County Court. Mr Crum
baugh has been in a hospital in Kan
sas City for about a month.
(Hejifirt Ishuril Naturtlu3 Morning).
Kor Columbia and Vicinity: Generally
fair with continued high teuiiiemture
Kor Missouri: Generally fair with con
tinned hlsl. teuirature Sunday.
Thunderstorm stumers, varying from
sprinkles to moderate amounts, fell over
South .Missouri southward, Including Ar
kansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma,
anil cenerally along the eastern sloie of
the :m kv .Mountains to the Canadian
border. Hot, fair weather, however, has
r.'v.t!led In the nrlniipal corn states.
At 7 a. in. this morning temperatures
were Ml degrees or lituuer lu most of the
larger eities In the loner Ohio and upper
half of the .Mississippi Valley; and they
wri 100 de;:revs or higher esterday In
the Plains and tipiier Mississippi Valley.
The Mull pressure wave that covers the
eastern half of the country still Is a
dominant feature; at the same time the
pressure continues relatively low to the
westward. This arrangement of atmos
pheric pressure Is rather Indicative of a
ciintiuiiatioii of fair, hot weather In Mis.
suiirl. mm1 perhaps scattered he it
Conquerors of Browns Will
Play at Fairgrounds
at 3 o'CIock.
The Boonville baseball team will
invade Columbia to play the Browns
at 3 o'clock this afternoen-at the fair
grounds. The Boonville men, who have been
playing for the last four years, have
won the amateur championship of
Central Missouri for the last three
years. They are playing good ball
this year and have defeated the
"The local team is hitting well," said
George Taylor, manager of the
Browns, "and the fielding errors of the
men are being overcome, as was seen
last week when we beat Moberly."
The Browns are also strengthened by
the addition of Winegar, a catcher,
who made his first appearance last
The same line-up as the one used
by the Browns last week will play to
day. The batteries for the Browns
will be Caldwell, Taylor, Winegar and
Lansing. For Boonville, Dunn, Menz,
Crumbaugh and Sermon will play.
The line-up for the Browns will be:
Ligon, ss; Foster, 2b; Winegar or Lan
sing, c; Dippold. rf; Mason, lb; Rut
ledge cf; Taylor or Caldwell, p: Vogt.
If; Davis, 3b.
C0LU3IRIA NEGRO LODGE OFFICER
J. R. Coleman, K. of P. Treasurer, 3Iay
Handle $10,000 in a Year.
J. B. Coleman has returned from
Macon, where he attended the annual
convention of the negro Knights of
Pythias lodge, which was in session
from July 25 to 28 inclusive.
Mr. Coleman was elected Grand
Master of the Exchequer. This is the
treasury position of the lodge. The
Exchequer handled $38,000 last year.
and it is believed that it will handle
at least $40,000 this year.
The lodge has a balance all the time
of $12,000 or $15,000, and this money
will be transferred to the Columbia
banks in order to make it convenient
for the officer in charge.
About 250 delegates attended the
convention, which will meet in Han
nibal next year.
Mr. Coleman has been Grand Pre
late of the lodge for the last two
Called to Brother's Funeral.
Mrs. X. W. Cooper, 1209 Paquin
avenue, left Friday for Marcelinc,
Mo., to attend the funeral of her
brother, Mr. Crawford, who was kill
ed In the railroad yards at that place.
.Mrs. Cooper will return to Columbia
St. Louis 3, Xew York 1 (first game)
St. Louis 3, Xew York 2 (second
Chicago 6, Philadelphia 1 (first
Chicago C, Philadelphia 4 (second
Detroit 10, Boston 8 (first came)
Detroit 7, Boston 3 (second game)
Cleveland 10, Washington 0
Xew York 4, Pittsburgh 3 (first
Pittsburgh 0 (second
Boston 4, St. Louis 3 (first game).
Boston 8, St. Louis 3 (second game).
Chicago 5, Philadelphia 2 (first
Chicago 1, Philadelphia 4 (second
DURING JAT WAVE
161 New Cases and 44 Deaths
Reported Yesterday in
New York Citv.
NO RELIEF IN SIGHT
Many Factories and Stores
Close Because of the
l!y United Press.
CHICAGO, July 29. The .Middle
West death toll tonight stood at 1SS
for the last three days. Xo relief is
in sight until monday. Forty-nine
died from the heat in Chicago today.
I'.y t "nlted Press.
XEW YORK, July 29. While Amer
ica's foremost experts completed plans
for a conference here next week, the
infantile paralysis situation here be
came alarmingly worse. One hundred
sixty-one new cases were reported,
as against 13! yesterday. There were
forty-four deaths against thirty-five
Ofiicials admittedly were discour
aged. They had hoped the tempera
ture drop would help them in their
fight. The outlook was considered so
bad by the United States officials that
the Thirteenth Coast Artillery. Xew
York Xational Guard, which was
packed and ready to entrain for its
Maine summer camp, was ordered to
remain. Adjutant General Stokesbury
received the order from the War De
partment in Washington a few hours
before the troops were to leave. The
regiment is composed almost entirely
of Brooklyn men.
Business Is at Standstill.
Ity United Tress.
CHICAGO, July 29. Business In the
Middle West was at a standstill this
afternoon as a result of the nineteen
days' heat wave, which reached its
highest temperature today.
The death toll for the last forty
eight hours reached 161 at noon to
day. Sixteen died at Chicago, nine at
Milwaukee, four at Aurora, 111., and
two at Kansas City. One hundred
twelve have died within the last forty
eight hours. The temperature at 2 p.
m. in Chicago was 96.
At Milwaukee. Wis., and Belvidcrc,
III., factories were closed down when
employes found it impossible to work
in the driving heat. Department
stores here planned to let their em
ployes off two hours earlier. At some
of the stores, those who showed the
slightest distress were ordered home.
Stout persons were told they would
not have to work. Scores of horses
dropped dead in Chicago streets jes
terday. It is estimated that several
hundred persons were prostrated.
All records for the number of babies
killed directly or indirectly by the
heat in Chicago were broken today
when figures showed that in the last
twenty-four hours forty-four babies
under 1 year of age died from the heat
or causes superinduced by the heat.
Two Die in Kansas Cilj From Heat
l!y United Press.
KANSAS CITY. July 29 Two deaths
attributed by the coroner to the heat
were reported early today. Mrs. Eliz
abeth' Sharp and James A. McElwee
were the victims.
22-Year Drouth Record Broken.
I!y United Press.
TOPEKA. July 27. The 22-year
drouth record in Kansas was broken
today. There has been no general
rain in the state for seventy-three
days. With four more days of contin
ued dry weather, a thirty-year record
Seventh Day Adventists Will
New 1,000 Building.
The new $4,000 Seventh Day Ad
ventists' Church on Sexton road will
be formally dedicated at 3:30 o'clock
this afternoon. The Rev. R. A. Un
derwood of Lincoln, Neb., one of the
most widely known preachers In the
denomination, will preach the ser
mon. His subject will be "The World
Wide War From a Prophetic Stand
point." Elder J. S. Rouse of Clinton.
Mo., will offer the dedicator- prayer.
Girl, I.1;, Licensed To Wed.
A marriage lisence was Issued yes
terday to Samuel A. Woods and Miss
Bertha Roberts, both living on Route
3 out of Columbia. Mr. Woods ave
his age as 3." and Miss Roberts, as 13.
Miss Roberts' father. W. R. Roberts,
filed his consent to his daughter's marriage.