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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1916
DECISION ON STRIKE
UP MR, CHIEFS
President Wilson Has Made
Final Propositions to
September U, l.". 10. Thursday, Urlday
mid Saturday University en
September IS, ID, 20, Monday. Tuesday and
Wednesday University registra
tion. September -0, Wednesday Opening Con
vocation. University Auditorium,
11 a. tn.
September 21. Thursday Unlerslty class
work in :lll divisions begins.
COST IS 330,000 A DAY
Expenses of Daily Confer
ence With the Presi
dent Is Great.
lsy ROBERT J. BEXDER
(lulled I'ress Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. The
greatest industrial struggle in the his
tory of the country hangs in the bal
The question of acceptance or re
jection of the proposals made by
President Wilson in an effort to avert
a striKo tnat would lie up tne rail
roads of the country has now been
passed to the men whose money is
invested in the great arteries of the
As the .situation stands this after
noon the employers have put their de
mands for an S-hour day and time and
a half for overtime in the hands of
Me has put it up to the heads of
the railroad presidents and they in
turn have passed it on to the direc
After an all-night session the joint
committees of "big barons' appointed
by two score executives failed to
reach any definite decision today.
They wired their directors, and
upon the replies from the money pow
ers largely rests the final result.
In the meantime the high salaried
railroad executives continued to wres
tle with the various executives. Count
ing the salaries and expenses of the
various railroad heads and union of
ficials, the negotiations are costing
between $25,000 and $30,000 a day, it
There is no doubt that a division
exists among the railway heads, one
faction favoring "trading" with the
President in accepting the S-hour day
principle, the other violently opposed
to any step against their stand de
manding arbitration on all matters.
A short sesison attended by all of
the two score railroad presidents was
held during the morning but adjourn
ed at 1 o'clock until C this evening.
CIHIS COXIUTIOX IS CRITICAL
.Miss Cora readier Xo Hotter Reiiinl
of Humored Wedding Sunday.
.Miss Cora Peachcr, injured last
night in a runaway, is still in a criti
cal condition. Her skull was frac
tured at the base but just how se
riously it is as yet impossible to say.
The other victim of the accident, Miss
Josie Benton of Holla, a guest of .Miss
Poacher's, is still suffering from the
shock, but has no serious injuries.
The young ladies, with Clyde Val
entine, were driving near the fair
grounds, when the horse became
frightened and ran away. The girls
were thrown out of the buggy and
knocked unconscious. They were
taken to the home of Jack Frost on
North boulevard. Mr. Valentine was
When seen this morning, Mr. Valen
tine denied that Miss Poacher and he
were to have been married next Sun
daj night. He would not deny that
they were engaged, however.
Miss Poacher resided with her sis
ter Anna at the home of Policeman
P. T. King on Washington avenue.
Her mother and father live on a farm
near Murray. She has been employed
by the Columbia Telephone Company
but quit her position last week.
TICKETS TO BENEFIT
Indications Are That Record
Crowd Will Attend Hall
EXPECT TO SELL 3.000
TO HELP IN
Harry lacks, N. D. Evans
and Tom McHargin Lead
Russian Force Is Rushed to
Salonika to Aid in the
I'or Columbia and Vicinity: Ceiicrally
r.ilr tonight and Wednesday; cooler to
night. '"i, Missouri: Ueuerally fair tonight
ami Wednesday; cooler tonight.
7'!'. ''.VJ" l,r,-I-v'""e renter overlying the
middle .Missouri Valley yesterdav morning
, now roers northern .Michigan, and the
; eeiiir.ii portions of the country have
,..".-.. ' i me iiomiuauce or the high
i in i central mer the upper
1 lered showers
f the iou" caused scat-
IT I IAMC AT Cft I AMI1 v showers titer a narrow strip from
1 I 'lL.I.'AlNo nLoU LAND ,''" Mexico to .Michigan, and also in
SCHOOL HOARR REJECTS ItUIS
tikm:i! k. wricht is here
.11. C. Graduate Is Visiting His
ltrollier, J. Kelly Wright.
Turner H. Wright, a graduate of the
College of Agriculture in 1909, is in
Columbia visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. P. M. Wright, and brother
J. Kelly Wright.
Wright, after his graduation, was
assistant professor in animal hus
bandry in the University of Kansas.
In 1913 he became livestock editor
of all the Capper farm publications.
Two years later he resigned this po
sition and was appointed by the Gov
ernment a member of the Iitireau of
Markets in the United States. Dcpart
ir.rnt of Agriculture. As a member of
this bureau, Mr. Wright is in Baton
Houge, La., in co-operation with the
Louisiana State College of Agricul
ture, inspecting the livestock market
of the south.
About three years ago, Mr. Wright
was married to .Miss Helen Hoobbs
of Kau Claire, who was a teacher in
the home economics department in the
Kansas State University.
Cost of Improving Lee School Is Con
sidered Too (.'real.
Because they could not consider
abandoning the purchase of adjacent
lots for enlarging the grounds of the
Lee School, the school board last
night rejected the bids for Improving
the building. After much discussion
the board were deadlocked over the
proposition and will take it up at an
other meeting tonight.
The lowest bids were $S,C09.10 by
I. L. Davis for the building and $9S5
by the Columbia Heating and Plumb
ing Company for the plumbing and
heating with $72.40 extra in case of
metal ceilings and $233 extra in case
of a thermostatic heat-control device
being put in. The bids were not con
sidered excessive, but it was thought
best to postpone action because of the
limited funds and the extensive im
provements this summer in the way of
additional school grounds and two
The board set September 15 as the
day for opening bids on the school
at Range Line and Smith streets. The
school is to be finished by June 1,
1917. Several accounts were allowed
GEORGE HRYAXT TO WHITE SOX
TO COMBINE ACAIXST CAHHAXZA
Manuel Himilla Says Country Is
I'.y United Press.
EL PASO. Aug. 22. Declaring the
de facto President Carranza the worst
enemy of Mexico and that his rule
onlil result only in factional strife,
Manuel Bonilla, former minister of
the interior under Francisco Madeiro,
made the first public statement in
behalf of the new revolutionary party
of "Legalistas" here today.
Ilonilla said that efforts were under
nay to unite all Mexican factions
against Carranza. In the meantime
t'niied States secret service men here
and in Juarez are watching closely
the activities of the new party.
Heports Say 31. V. Hoy Will He in
American League Xext Year
According to well-founded reports
from Hannibal, George Bryant, for
mer Tiger twirler and now pitching
for the Hannibal Mules in the Thrce
I League, has been sold to the Chi
cago White Sox. Bryant will finish
out the remaining two weeks of the
season with Hannibal, as the Mules
have a chance for the pennant, and
will report to the Sox next spring.
Bryant is well remembered by Co
lumbia fans, for he pitched air-tight
ball for the Tigers last spring, los
ing only one game, and has pitched
for the Columbia Browns at differ
ent times for the last two seasons.
He was on the University freshman
team in 1915. Although he was con
sidered a mighty good twirler while
here, his quick advancement to a big
league tryout comes as a surprise.
Last spring he pitched a no-hit game
against the University of Oklahoma.
WILL VETO I3I.MIGRATI0X HILL
S. 3L Jordan on Lecture Tour.
Sam M. Jordan of the agricultural
extension service of the University
left Columbia today for three days of
Chautauqua work at Helton, Mo., and
Jacksonville, III. Mr. Jordan has
lectured this summer at Pontiac and
Paris. 111.; York. Xeb., and Guthrie
President Wilson Tells Visitors He
Will Refuse to Sign It.
ISy United Press.
WASHINGTON', Aug. 22. President
Wilson let it be known this afternoon
to callers that he would veto the im
migration bill again if it comes to him
A short time later the Senate voted
32 to 23 to consider at once the reven
ue bill. This is believed to mean that
the immigration bill will go over un
Kite hundred and twenty-set en
tickets were sold in Columbia tester
day fcr the lienellt performance of the
new Hall Theater, which will be given
August 2S. The Sale Committee held
a meeting at 9 o'clock this morning
In the Commercial Club rooms ta make
a repoit of yesterday's sale.
The branch committee composed of
X. I). Evans. Harry Jacks, and Tom
Mcllarg are in the lead, with 17 tick
ets .sold tester Jay. Hut the other
teams say they are due for a slump,
and before tonight will see a different
leader in the league.
"The prospects are line." said S. F.
eonley, chairman of the general com
mittee this morning. "The men are
meeting with good response every
where, and the committees are trading
territory, so that we will he sure to
miss no one. There have been several
calls from Mcllaine and other nearby
places, and te hope to have one thou
sand tickets sold by tonight."
The price of the tickets is $1. and
tickets can be obtained from anv of
the committees or from the Hall Thea
ter after Thursday August 2S.
"This is a reasonable price for the
tickets." said L. M. Defoe, president
of the Commercial Club, this morning.
"Other theaters charge much more,
and the last theater that was opend in
Columbia, was opened for $." to $10 a
seat. But we want everyone to he
able to attend."
The sale of tickets will proceed for
the remainder of the week, and the re
servatio mf tickets will begin 9 o'clock
Thursday. August 21.
The tickets bought and paid for in
Columbia ysterday for the benefit per
formance at the Hall Theater were:
The Virginia Building Company 2.10.
The Xiedermeyer Garage 100.
Harold Hays 2. B. C. Hunt 2. K. 31.
Watson 1, Newman Hardware Co. 2,
.Miller Maughs 2, IJed Freeman 2, John
Quarles 2. KJ Levy 2, Harry Broad
head 2. John Holloway 2, II. II. Tay
lor 2, J. E. Higbee 1. C. II. Miller 2.
T). T. Gentry 1, A. G. Spencer 2. R. H.
Price 2. H. B. Price. Jr. 2. I. A. Hartli 2.
W. I. Hays 1.
L. 31. Defoe G, J. W Sapp 2, Ned
Gordon 1. Harry Crouch 2. Ed Thorn
ton 1, 3Ioss Davis 2, E. C.Clinkscales
"., Will Payne 1, J. O. Bateman 1, W.
II. Thompson 1,
A. L. Ferguson 2. O. G. Maggard 2.
George II. Ellis 1, W. W. Daily 1, John
X. Taylor .".. Harris Confectionery 1.
C. B. Finch I. John 31. Nowell 2, J. 31.
3IcAdam 2, W. B. Xowell 2.
J. J. Phillips 2, D. T. Iltilitt 1, L. G.
Courts 1. .Mordica and 3Iorris 2, A.
Dunbar 2. WAV. Hornberger 1. Kay W.
Wright .",. Guy T. Felty :., W. J. Palmer
.". I). Cris 2, Xoah Bess 2.
Chris Ehinger 1. II. P. Finlev 1.
Charles Koeppen 2. D. A. Hobnett I,
Thomas .McIIarg 3, E. F. Thomas 1,
Paul Hulett 5, Dozier Stone 1, C. L.
O'Bryan 2. T. W. Whittle 2, P. D.Prath
er I, 3I.L. Lipscomb 1, J. W. Ferguson
S, Berry .McAllister 2. Dr. Diggs 2. F.
L. Sutton 1. II. L. 3Iikel 2. Dr. B. A.
atson 1 , X. D. Evans 3, 31. F. Thurs
John A. ririch 1. W. T. Anderson fi.
F. P. Miller 2, Dorn and Cloney 3, A.
J. Estes 1. Charles .Miller 2. John O.
Schwabe 2, I. C. Adams 1, W. T. Con
ley 2. S. 31. .Meyers 2. X. T. Gentry 1,
C. I.. Torbitt 1, C. B. Rollins 2. J. 31.
.Minnesota, and eastern
' r anil clearing weather prevails
over the western .Mississippi Vallev states,
the fall in temperature averaging about
ten degrees sinie Mondav morning
ieneiTlly fair weather Is exiected in
olumbl.i for the next thirtv-sK hours,
with pleasantly cool temperature tonight.
I lie highest l.-ln p.r.l t II n- In C..llllubl.l
? A estcril.n u.iw is .. t... .. . i. .
ATHENS. Aug. 22. Hussian troops j iilalil was 7i: precipitation, .lit; relative
have landed :,t S:.lik .,, !,,! i tl, J 'i'""''"'' " '' ' JrTday, M per .cut.
" .. ear ago eMiT.I:iy the Irishes!
perature was 7s. and the lowest .V
For First Time in War Six
Nations' Troops Fight
Side hv Side.
COWGILL IS ELECTED
Kansas City Man Made Dem
ocratic Chairman With
3 VOTES AGAINST HIM
Repuhlicans Are Hopelessly
Deadlocked Say the
:.si p. in.
Dispatches from Salonika this even
ing reported that transpotts arrived
with the Hussian force as the first
Italian contingent was landing.
For the fir.st time since the begin
ning of the war the troops of six Al
lied nations will be fiuhtiiin side hv I '' '" 71
., , , ..
side. Serbians, Jlontenegrans and j
French and British already are en-
gaged on the Balkan front and the
Italians and Russians probably will
lie seen in action within a short time.
It appears probable that the Rus
sian forces landed at Salonika were
transported here from Vladivostok or
were composed of a small detachment
from the Russian force recently
'juried in France.
today, r.rjy a. in.
The Temperatures Today,
a. in. 72 11 n. m.
i. m. : 12 in.
I p. in.
r j. in.
HEXRY L. SCTTOX. 77, IS HEAR
Trench Adtance Xear Soninic.
IS United I'ress.
PARIS, Aug." 22. French troops ad
vanced their lines on both sides of
the River Somme last night, making
progress toward Clery, on the north
bank, and capturing several trenches
:.outhvest of Estrees.
In the fighting north of the Somme
'he French captured some prisoners
itid two more German cannon. Heavy
artillcrying continued on both sides of
(lie Somme this afternoon.
Former St. Luiiisan Dies of ParnljsK
at His Home Here.
Henry L. Sutton, 77, father of Dr.
F. L. Sutton of Columbia, died at five
o'clock yesterday afternoon of paraly
sis at the home of his son, on Ander
son avenue. Mr. Sutton is of a promi
nent St. l.ouis family, and came here
six mouths ago to live with his son.
He is a member of the Presbyterian
Church of Webster Grove, a suburb of
He is survived by his wife, 3Ir3.
Emma Sutton of Columbia, and three
sons, Dr. F. L. Sutton of Columbia,
Tom Sutton of San Diego, Cal., and
Warren Sutton of Jefferson City.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Ceme
tery, St. Louis County. The funeral
will be private.
Russians liming On.
I5y "United Press.
PETROGRAD. Aug. 22. The Rus
sians have made considerable prog
ress in the Caucasaus fighting west
of Itke Van. .Many Persian irregu
lars were taken prisoners. The Turks
were defeated in the region of Uchnu.
tiy United I'ress.
LONDON, Aug. 22. British troops
irivancod on a half mile front west of
the Somme last night and established
themselves at the highway just out
side Monuct farm, northwest of Po-
zieres. General Haig reported this
Other detachments moved forward
on the right to the Pozieres road.
ROCHEPORT GIRL WILL .MARRY
Bulgarians Are Aihancing.
II.v United Press.
LONDON, Aug. 22. Bulgarian troops
have advanced twenty-five miles into
northwest Greece in their offensive,
designed to thwart a great blow by
In Northeast Greece other strong
Bulgarian forces have captured the
railroad town of Dcmirhissar.
Miss Ethel Lee Hudson to Weil Hurtaril
Hoggs of Xew Franklin.
A marriage license was issued this
morning by County Clerk John L.
Henry t3 K:mie Howard Hoggs, 2.
years Id. and 3Iiss Ethel Lee Hudson,
23 years old. 3Ir. Bog.gs is from Xew
Franklin. 3Iiss Hudson is from
Rocheport. The couple will be mar
ried tomorrow at the home of the
bride-to-be in Rocheport.
The license issued this morning was
the fifteenth to be issued so far this
month, which is as many as the entire
number issued during the whole month
.MISS ETHEL II. REYIEIf .HARRIER
E-ROAT SIXKS A BATTLESHIP
A. R. Richards Visits Sun.
A. P. Richards, superintendent of
the Postal Telegraph Company in Kan
sas City, left this morning after a
British Vessel Sends German Ship to
Bottom. Stijs Report.
P.y United I'res.
LOXDOX. Aug. 22. The British
submarine E-23 made a successful
torpedo attack on a German battle
ship of the .Nassau class, said thead
miralty announcement this afternoon.
It is believed the German battleship
was sunk. She was first attacked by
the submarine and damaged. Five
destroyers came to her rescue and
were escorting her
Columbia Gir! y.'rd (,'rotor T. Bennett
-Miss Ethel 31. Devier and .Mr. G rov
er T. Bennett were married yesterday
afternoon by the Rev. A. B. Coffman at
his home on Sixth street. The attend
ants were Jlisses 3Iattie Tate of Halls
ville, and 3Iiss Clara Pennington of
Columbia. Charles Devier, brother of
the bride, and Floyd E. Coffman of
3Irs. Bennett is the only daughter
of 3Ir. and 3Irs. Hiram Devier east of
this city, while Mr. Bennett is a son of
Mr. and 3Irs. E. Bennett of Kirksville,
Mi. The couple left yesterday for
Kirksville where they will visit a few
dajs. After September 1 they will be
it their new home in Xovolty, 3Io.
KATY OFFICE CAR HROKEX 1XT0
Blue Prints ami Other Valuables
Stolen This .Morning.
The office-car, belonging to C. 3V.
Jacobus, car inspector of the Katy
railroad, was broken into this morn
ing, and many valuable blueprints
and reports were destroyed.
The thieves entered by breaking a
window, and finding nothing of value
to them, turned on the water of a re
cently installed shower-bath. They
forgot to turn it off, and when found
by Mr Jacobus, the car was covered
with water, and his papers destroyed.
AR.HY HILL PASSER BY HOUSE
Texas Professor Visiting' Here.
3iiss Minerva Lawrence, extension
professor of Domestic Science in the
University of Texas arrived this
afternoon from Xew York City for a
short visit with her brother. Prof.
W. H. I.awrencc, of the Horticulture
department of the College of Agri
culture. After spending a few days
in Columbia, .Miss Lawrence will re
sume her work in Texas.
Clause Objectionable to President
Wilson Has Been Eliminated.
Ily United I'ress.
WASHIXGTOX, Aug. 22. The
House this afternoon passed without
a roll call the army appropriation bill
as re-introduccd by Chairman Hay. It
is the same bill vetoed by President
Wilson, save for the elimination of
the section exempting retired army
officers from the provisions of the
articles of war. It was this section
to which the President objected.
WILL TEACH AT HUXCETOX, 310.
-Miss .11 inert a Lawrence Here.
back to harbor. tts iinprv-n r.nwrpnce. who has
when the British E-boat broke through just completed a year of graduate work
their line and again attacked the bat-! in Columbia University. Xew York
There are four German battleships
day's visit to his son. Russel Richards, of that class, each displacing 18,602
a student in the University. tons. They were built nine years ago.
City, arrived today to visit her brother
Prof. w. II. Lawrence, of the horticul-
Goorge .Meredith, Former 31. U. Stu
dent, Accepts Position.
George 3leredith, who attended the
Summer Session, left yesterday after
noon for Bunceton, 3Io., where he will
teach in the high school for the com
ing year. 3lr. 3Ieredith while in Co
lumbia lived with his parents, .Mr. and
.Mrs. J. W. 3leredith, 101 St. Joseph
31 r. .Meredith is one of the persons
offering special premiums at the com
ing Buncetcn fair. He offers a silver
souvenir spoon to the girl under 13
who makes the best angelfood cake.
Ity United I'res.
JEFKKRSOX CITY, Mo, Aug. 22.
When Ihe Republican and Democratic
platform conventions were called to
order hero shortly after noon the pre
dicted fight for the Republican state
chairmanship began, but the threat
ened row in the Democratic ranks
over the selection of a state chairman
fell by the way side.
James Cowgill of Kansas City is
the new state Democratic chairman.
Earlier predictions were that the
Jefferson City contingent, headed by
Auditor Gordon, would fight to pre
vent the selection of the Kansas City
man, who has the support of Colonel
Gardner and Senator Heed, but when
the committee met there were but
three votes against Cowgill.
Following the usual opening cere
monies, the Democratic platform com
mittee went into session.
The platform builders were busily
planing down planks for the state
An endorsement of the present state
administration and a recital of its ef
ficiency will be included in the plat
form, which is to be drafted sometime
later this afternoon.
Gardner outlined the principal
planks. He said good roads, a revis
ion of the civil code, better educa
tional facilities, an indorsement of the
workmen's compensation act, the land
bank bill and a complete and specific
endorsement of the Wilson adminis
tration will be planks in the docu
ment. He would not discuss the tax-ad
justment problem, stating he believed
his statement as to specific recom
mendations covered the point suf
ficiently. John E. Swanger of Sedalia, de
feated candidate for governor, is lead
ing the fight in the Republican ranks
to name the state chairman. Judge
Lamm, who defeated him for the gub
ernatorial nomination, wants Jeptha
Howe, former St. Louis Republican
boss, and, according to his friends.
will resign unless his choice prevails.
Swanger is backed by Walter S. Dick
ey, senatorial candidate, in his fight
on the St. Louis former boss.
Just what planks the Republican
platform would contain could not be
learned, but it is believed practically
certain it will contain a home-rule
plank for the larger cities.
The Republican committee was
hopelessly deadlocked on the state
chairmanship question when the con
vention was called to order.
There was no indication as to the
nature of the Republican platform.
A notable feature of the political
gathering here today is the absence
of the drys were on hand but they
of the drys wcer on hand but they
were not openly advocating the inclu
sion of dry planks in cither of the
Sjffrage workers, however, were
out in number, buttonholing politi
cians. It Is not thought likely that
either party will include a suffrage
plank to Its platform.
John 31. Bothwcll of Sedalia was
brought forward as the compromise
candidate in the Republican scrap for
state chairman. It is thought Both
well will be favorable to Lamm.
HOPE, R. S. 'Ill, IS .HARRJ'JR
Visits S. 31. Jordan.
Dale S. Folwcrs, cashier of the Gen
try County Bank, Albany, 3Io.. was In
Columbia yesterday, visiting S. 31. Jor
dan. 3Ir. Flowers went to Jefferson
Graduate Weils 3IIss 3Iarv 3Ie-
hane at Wjnne, Ark.
R. L. Hope, who received the B. S.
degree in civil engineering In 1910.
was married on August 1C to 3IIss
.Mary .Mebane at the home of her par
ents at Wynne, Ark. The couple Im
mediately after the wedding came to
Centralia to visit 31 r. Hope's parents.
3Ir. Hope until a few months ago
was an assistant civil engineer for
the 3Iissouri Pacific Railroad and was
stationed at Wynne. Ark. He Is now
employed in the same capacity at 3Iar
tural department of the Colloge of Ag- City today to attend the political com-
riculture. mittee meeting.
F. L. Limerick to Centralia.
F. L. Limerick. 103 Sexton road,
went to Centralia this morning on