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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1916
BRITISH IN COMBLES
AFTER lyOUR FIGHT
Allies Take Pivot Point of
Teuton Lines in Fur
FRENCH ALSO GAIN
Greatest Feat of Somme Of
fensive Germans Lose
Br United Tress.
LONDON', Sept. 2C Combles. pivot
point of the whole German battle lino
from Bapaume to Pcronne, has been
captured by the British after eigtheen
hours of most furious battling north
of the Sommc.
General Haig this afternoon an
nounced that British troops entered
Combles, overcoming German resist
ance. The enemy's losses, the official
report said, were severe.
The British ictory achieved after
three weeks of desperate driving
against the German "center Is the most
striking single achievement of the
whole Somme offensive.
It removes one of the last two ob
stacles to an .Anglo-French thrust
to sweep the Germans out of Peronne,
one of the two objectives of the great
The capture of Combles followed a
day and a night of most brilliant Al
lied successes, including the capture
of the Ullages of Morval and Boeufs
by the British and Rancourt and
Freglcourt by the French.
In summing up the day's success,
ful operations, General Haig reported
1,500 Germans were captured by the
British and that more prisoners were
being brought in.
Combles fell after thrusts by British
and French in yesterday's fighting
that threw a noose about tie Ger
man garrison and made its escape al
most impossible. For weeks the Ger
mans have used the town with Its
wonderful system of fortifications as a
pivot point from which to swing at
tacks north and south of the Allied
The British not only gained this im
portant victory but pressed forward
In their drive toward Bapaume last
night and early today. A strong re
doubt near Guerdecourt fell before a
The French also swept forward
again last night, carrying Freglcourt
and later repulsing German attacks
against positions won yesterday.
While the British were entering
Combles French troops captured
Freglcourt, a little more than a mile
north to northeast of Combles, closing
still further the Anglo-French noose
about the German garrison In that
The capture of the village was ac
complished with scarcely any lull In
the great battle that began yesterday
when Uie Anglo-French forces ad
vanced simultaneously on a 12-mlle
French detachments had peached
the outskirts of Freglcourt while oth
er forces were occupying Rancourt
and driving the Germans from posi
tions further south-
MRS. IDA FAUCETT DEAD
Wife of Retired Boone County Fanner
Mrs. Ida Faucett, wife of Curtis
Faucctt, a retired Boone County farm
er, died last night at her home in
Centralia, following an operation.
Mrs. Faucett was 45 years old, and
was the daughter of the late Dunlap
Gay, a well known farmer who re
sided 10 miles east of Hallsvllle.
The funeral will be at Hickory
Grove Church, 10 miles south of Cen
tralia at 11 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. Rev. A. W. Pasley will officate.
Mrs. Faucett Is survived by her hus
band and two sisters, Mrs. II. T. Cox
and Mrs. Bud Wade, both of Centralia.
Miss Sarnli Nowell To Wed.
The engagement of Miss Sarah
Nowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Nowell of Paris Road, to Ned Gibbs
as announced Saturday afternoon at
Party at Miss Nowell's home for
twelve of her girl friends. The wed
ding will take place October 18 at the
Kowell home. The Rev. Charles C.
Grimes of the Broadway Methodist
Church will perform the ceremony.
October 18 is also the thirty-fourth
anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and
s. W. B. Nowell and will be cele
brated In connection with the wedding.
Sept 2C Republican meeting at Court
Sept. 29. Quarterly meeting of Board of
curators at Holla.
kept 30. Iteeeptlon by President and
deans to new men students at V.
M. C A. Building, 8 p. m. Foot
ball, I reslimen vs tarstty.
Oct. 2. Missouri Day.
Oct. 3 Qualifying examinations for
Oct. 4. Qualifying examinations for
Oct. 5. Football, Fresuinen vs Varsity.
Oct. 7. Football, Central College vs. Mis
souri at Columbia.
Oct. 11-13. Annual meeting of Missouri
Oct. 14. Football, Washington University
Oct. 21. Football, Ames at Columbia.
Oct. 27. University Assembly, Lecture Mu
slcale. "Music Is A 'Human Need,"
by Mme. Alma Webster Powell.
Oct. 2S. Football, Oklahoma University at
TO INVITE BUYERS
Columbia Merchants Join
"Come to Columbia to Trade" is the
invitation that the merchants of Co
lumbia are extending to the people of
Boone County in the co-perative
Fare-Refund Trade Festival that is
being planned for the week of Octo
ber 9 to 14 Inclusive.
There are approximately 5,000 fam
ilies in Boone County outside of Co
lumbia. This includes the cities of
Centralia, Sturgeon, Rocheport, Ash
land, McBaln, Clark, Hallsvllle, Hint
on, Huntsdale, Harrlsburg, Hartsburg,
and about'two dozen other postoffices
and Ullages. In the plan, which the
merchants will follow an invitation
will be extended to every family In the
foregoing towns and also on the rural
routes to visit Columbia during the
second week of October.
To showxthe people of Boone County
a proper welcome, the merchants are
co-operating to repay railroad fares
of every family that visits Columbia
during the week indicated. In case
persons come by wagons or automo
biles, their mileage will be repaid the
same as though they came by train.
The mileage will be repaid through a
sj stem of schedules for every town in
the county. The schedule of towns
with the mileage will be printed and
presented to every visitor during the
The system adopted proides for
purchases at different stores. The re
funds will be made in proportion to a
moderate system of purchases at va
rious stores in Columbia.
Several merchants have already sig
nified their intention of co-operating
in the Fare-Refund Festival. Among
them are the following:
Fredendall Department Store.
Victor Barth Clothing Co.
C .B. Miller-Shoe Co.
Will E. Smith Dry Goods Co.
Branham, Hlnkle Co. Ladies-to-Wear.
Sykes and Broadhead Clothing.Co.
E. H. Guitar Shoe Co.
Rcnie Hardware Co.
Parker Furniture Co.
The merchants have selected the
second week In October for the Trade
Festival because the stores all have
their fall and winter stocks on dis
play. Many of the merchants are
planning to decorate their stores for
The plan used by the merchants of
Columbia is similar to plans used in
Springfield, Sedalia, Nevada, Chilll
cothe, and other cities of the State.
John W. Jewell of Springfield -who is
visiting in Columbia, said yesterday
that when the Trade Festival Week
was held In Springfield last spring,
that thousands of people from the
Springfield trade territory visited the
city during the week, some even com
ing to the city from towns more than
a hundred miles away.
In connection with the Trade Fes
tival, the Missourian will publish a
special Boone County edition that will
be placed In the homes of every fam
ily in the county. In this edition the
merchants of Columbia will make
their special offerings and bids for
the trade of the people of Boone
County. The edition will be distribut
ed through the mails on the rural
routes and by special messengers in
the larger towns of the county.
This is the first time that the mer
chants of Columbia have ever at
tempted a co-operative Trade Festival
on so extensive a scale.
Centralia Banker to Wed In October.
Joe E. Denham. cashier of the First
National Bank of Centralia, will be
married October 11 to Miss Bessie
Settle of Centralia. Mr. Denham has
accepted the position of cashier of
the State Bank of Thenopolls, Wyo. -
SCHOLARS THIS YEAR
American Trustees Change
Plans Excluding Students
of State Until 1918.
HONOR WORTH $4,000
Annual Qualifying Examina
tion to Be Held In Col
umbia Oct. 3 and 4.
Owing to a change made by the
Rho'des Scholarship trustees In their
method of selecting scholars through
out the United States, there will be
no Rhodes Scholar from Missouri for
teh year 1917, scholars, however, will
be elected from Missouri in the years
1918 and 1919. The change also pro
vides, la order that all candidates may
be able to take the qualifying exami
nation at the time that best suits their
preparation or purposes, that this ex
amination will be held each year in
the month of October in all the States
of the Union. Candidates may take
the examination in any year and, if
they pass, offer themselves for elec
tion In any subsequent year without
further examination, provided that
other conditions of. eligibility have
In Missouri the qualifying exami
nations for the Rhodes Scholarship
will be held at the University of Mis
souri, Columbia, on October 3 and 4,
1916. Those who are planning to take
the examinations at that time, or who
wish to secure information concerning
these scholarships, should communi
cate at once wtih President A. Ross
Hill, chairman of the committee on
selection for Missouri, Columbia, Mis
souri. Rhodes Scholarships are of the
value of three hundred pounds a year,
or approximately $1,350, and are ten
able for three years.
Scholars will be selected from can
didates who shall have passed the
qualifying examination. Examinations
will be given in Latin, Greek and
Mathematics; only those candidates
who may have passed in at least Latin
and Mathematics will be eligible for a
A candidate to be eligible must:
He a citizen of tlie United States with at
least fiv rear dnmiitU-. anil unmarried.
Rr the first of October of the year for
which he Is elected lure pnsed his nine
teenth and not hare passed his twenty
Ry the first of Octolier of the year for
which he Is elected hare completed at least
his Sophomore rear at some recognized de
gree granting University or College of the
United States of America.
BREAK GROUND FOR 'EW SCHOOL
Educational Buildinp to Be Ready in
Spring, With University Teachers.
Ground will be broken for the new
North Ward school building sometime
this week .according to Superinten
dent J. E. McPherson. The contract
was awarded to Ira L. Davis, and
work will be carried on to complete
the building about May 1.
"Bids on the school building for ne
gro children will be asked for about
October 9," said Mr. McPherson this
morning- "This building also should
be ready in the spring, and will con
tain fourteen rooms. Four rooms are
now being added to the Lee schoo.
Two will be class rooms, one will be a
manual training room and the other
a domestic science room. They should
be ready for use about January 1."
Miss Johanna Niemoeller, a Univer
sity student .will have charge of the
girl's basketball team. Miss Ruth C.
Haryden, also a University student,
who has had special training In physi
cal work, will have charge of the
girl's gymnasium. Miss Ida E. Gra
ham will conduct the experiments
for the class In agricultture.
BOARD OF APPEALS MEETS
Only One Protest Brought Before It
And That Settled Satisfactorily.
The Boane County Board of Ap
peals, composed of the county court,
the county assessor, the county sur
veyor, the city assessor and Mayor
J. M. Batterton, met yesterday at the
courthouse. The board meets the
fourth Monday in September to hear
complaints by merchants against any
higher valuation placed by the Board
of Equalization, which meets the first
Monday in September, on stocks of
merchandise in the stores In the
A higher valuation was placed by
the board on the merchandise of
twelve or fifteen county merchants
but only one appeared before the
board to protest. He was convinced,
after a short argument, that the In
creased valuation was Just,
COMPLAINT IS FILED
Business Men Charge Mer
cantile Operation Under
SHE TAKES ORDERS
Columbia Woman Who Is
Sales Agent Says She Has
Paid Proper Fee.
Definite steps to eliminate the sale
of merchandise In Columbia by any
but established merchants were taken
today by the Retail Merchants' As
sociation when a formal complaint
was filed with City Attorney George
S. Starrett charging Mrs. John F.
Murry, S06 South Ninth street, with
violation of the city ordinance govern
ing the operations of mercantile
It Is complained that Mrs. Murry is
taking orders for Stix-Baer-Fuller
XP Grand Leader) of St. Louis
without having taken out the proper
license. The ordinance covering the
taking of orders for an out-of-town
establishment imposes a license fee
of $25 a day, with no license issued
for less than six days. Mrs. Murry
's reported to be operating under a
regular merchant's license. She is
said to have been representing the
St. Louis concern for the past two
"We have warned Mrs- Murry sev
eral times during the past two weeks
through the city authorities that she
is operating under the wrong license,"
said Secretary V. B. Jones of the Re
tall Merchants' Association this morn
ing. "Our understanding Is that Mrs.
Murry is taking orders, and the city
ordinances definitely classify the per
son taking orders as a mercantile
Monopoly 'ot Desired by Merchants.
"It is not the purpose of the Re
tall Merchants' Association to "create
a monopoly in Columbia. Nor do we
wish to keep anjjbody from coming
here and engaging in business, hut we
do not want an out-of-town concern
to come in and reap the benefits for
a few -days through an agent and then
"We would welcome Stix-Baer-Fuller
to come here and establish a busi
ness, but it is not fair for the local
merchants" with goods worth $25,000
or more on their shelves to be com
peted against In their limited field by
million-dollar concerns of the big
cities without these concerns paying
"If these largo concerns wish to
operate through an agent here, it
seems to me that they should pay
the license. But the agent here is the
only one we (can hold responsible
under the present circumstances."
The city statute governing the op
erations, of mercantile agents was
adopted by the City Council In 1915.
It is known as City Ordinance 299.
The ordinance reads as follows:
"Any persons who shall maintain
any place, stand, or booth where or
ders for future delivery of goods,
ares or merchandise are solicited'
or taken, or who shall travel about
from place to place soliciting or tak
ing orders for the sale of goods,
wares or merchandise for future de
livery, shall be deemed a mercantile
agent or canvasser; provided that
traveling salesman taking orders from
retail irerchants only shall not be
deemed to be included in this defini
tion, and provided that no such
license shall be issued for a period
of less than six days."
Believe Merchants Need Protection.
"If Mrs. Murry is taking orders for
an out-of-town firm without a mer
cantile license she is not within the
limits of the ordinance covering this
kind of salesmanship," said City At
torney George Starrett this afternoon.
"It will be necessary to prove this,
however. I do not think that St.
Louis merchants should be allowed
to send their goods Into Columbia
and take away the profits of the local
The ordinance covering the matter
of mercantile agents was passed by
the city council for the express pur
pose of stopping the selling of goods
in Columbia by out-of-town firms,"
said Mayor J. M. Batterton. "The
license fee of $25 a day, with a mini
mum time limit of six days for a
license Is Intended to be prohibitive.
It is- necessary that our merchants be
protected if the city Is to get the bene
fit of Its own business."
Mrs. Murry holds that she became
(Continued on page 4.)
For Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled
anu somewhat windy tonight and wed
nesday, probably showers; cooler Wednes
For Missouri: Unsettled weather to
night and Wednesday probably showers;
cooler Wednesday and west and extreme
north portions tonight. Moderate to fresh
The weather Is somewhat stormy In
southern Canada, and southwest across
the rialns to the southern Rocky Moun
tain slope, with tendency to a secondary
dcrelopment In western Kansas.
Showers hare continued In Canada, and
In the border states from Seattle to WII
llston; showers also occurred at a fen
places In Michigan, one In Iowa, and over
a considerable area In southern Texas. The
weather In the Plains and Mississippi Val
ley Is more unsettled and windy than the
twenty-four hours previous, hut no rain
has fallen lu those regions.
Temperatures are pleasant everywhere,
but they will range higher today than yes
terday In nil sections between the Appa
lachian range and Kooky Mountains ow
ing to a strong Indraft of southerly winds.
During the next thirty-six hours the
weather In Missouri will lie unsettled and
windy, chinglng to cooler during the lat
ter part of the period. Showers are prob
able. Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was S7 and the lowest last
night was 67; precipitation, .00; relative
humidity 2 p. m. yesterday, 2S per cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest tem
perature was 80 and the lowest G.V, pre
Sun rose today, COO a. iu. Sun sets,
0.00 p. m.
Moon rises 5:20 a. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m.
8 a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. in.
11 a. m.
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
ZEPPS KILL29 MORE
Ssven German Air Raiders
Again Terrorize England
By United Press.
LONDON, Sept, 26. Twenty-nine
persons were killed in last night's
Zeppelin raid on England, the second
within forty-eight hours. A small
number of houses were wrecked or
damaged but the raiders were suc
cessfully driven away from industrial
centers. No damage was done to fac
tories or military establishments.
Seven Zeppelins took part in the
raid. The southeastern and north
eastern counties and North Midlands
were attacked, and possibly Industrial
centers In the latter region.
JOURNALISM ENROLLMENT 185
Increase of 11 Per Cent in the Number
of Students This Semester.
The enrollment In the fechcol of
Journalism of the University of Mis
souri shows an increase of 11 per cent
over the enrollment at the same date
last year. It Is the largest enrollment
in the school's history.
The total numher of students tak
ing work In Journalism Is 185. The
number primarily In Journalism, reg
ular and special students, is 96, as
compared to 86 at this time last year.
Twenty-two states and three foreign
countries are represented in the
school's enrollment Missouri, Ohio,
Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee,
Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Okla
homa, Iowa, New Jersey, Minnesota,
New Mexico, Indiana, New York, Ore
gon, Colorado, Nebraska, Maryland,
Wyoming and Pennsylvania; and Ja
pan, Brazil, and the Philippine Is
lands. MARRIED 45 TEARS AGO TODAT
3Ir. and Mrs. E. W. Stephens Wedded
In Home They Now Occnpy.
Today is the forty-fifth anniversary
of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Stephens of Columbia. They were
married in their present home In 1871
Mrs. Stephens Is the daughter of the
late James H. Mfrss.
"We were married in our present
library on Tuesday, a day strikingly
similar to this," Mr. Stephens said.
"We are enjoying the best of health, I
do not feel old, although there are not
over fifty people In Columbia who
were here at the time" of our mar
riage." DIES OF CHOLERA INFANTUM
Olav Brooks, 2-year.oId Girl
enmbs at Her Home.
Olay Brooks, the 2-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Church Brooks,
died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at
home, six miles south of Columbia,
as a result of cholera Infantum. Fu
neral services were conducted by
the Rev. G. W. Hatcher at 11 o'clock
today at the Bonne Femmc Church,
where the burial will take place. Two
sisters, Mildred and Marie,
MERCHANTS ASK FOR
Retailers Pass Resolution
Favoring New Extension
Work at M. U.
98 Delegates Speak For Col
leagues in Desire
"Whereas, the movement for edu
cation among retailers by state uni
versities is rapidly spreading through
the addition of extension divisions
whose duties are to teach retailers
the science of merchandising;
"And, whereas, the merchants of
this state pay by a large margin the
greatest proportion of the upkeep of
our state university;
"Therefore, be it resolved, that we
faor the establishment of an exten
sion division In the Missouri Univer
sity along with the appropriation of
a sufficient fund In order that our
merchants may enjoy the benefits ac
cruing to them as the result of re
search Into mercantile problems that
will naturally follow Its Institution."
"This resolution relating to the Uni
versity appears in the Messenger of
the Missouri Retail Merchants' Asso
ciation. The September number con
tains all the resolutions passed at
the sixteenth annual convention of
that organization held at Hannibal in
August. The convention was com
posed of ninety-eight accredited dele
Retailers Name Committees-
The Columbia Retail Merchants' As
sociation met last night in special
session at the Commercial Club, to
discuss general Ideas for the better
ment of the association and to an
nounce the new committees appoint
ed by President Barth.
The following appointments were
made: Directors W. B. Nowell, Jr.,
C. B. Miller, R. E. Lucas, Will. E.
Smith, S. P. Conley, John P. Challls,
H- R. Jackson; committee on law en
forcement. A. F. Neate, H. H. Broad
head, S. H. Lev-, L. W. Berry, W.
C. Knight, D. A .Robnett. C- O. Ehing-
er, Warren Branham, P. A. Henninger,
J. P. jlclzkr and Jan.e,? Butler; com
mittee on membership, L. E. Renie,
Robert Rogers, Dr. J. A. Taylor, T.
M. Maughs, W. W. Daily, Harry Jacks
and O. W. Boutwell; committee on
finance, D. H. Robnett, T. W. Whittle
and J. P. Davis; entertainment com
mittee; Ed- Levy, Robert Richards
and J. M. Taylor; committee on
credits; Thomas McIIarg, AV. B
Nowell, Jr. and J. C. Holloway; civic
improvement committee; Miss Augus
ta Koeppen, F. A. Dalton, D. A. Rob
nett, Berry McAllister and J. E- GII
laspie. STUDENTS MEET JUDGE LAMM
University and City Republicans Greet
Candidate Who Speaks Tonight
Judge Henry Lamm, Republican
candidate for governor, arrived in Co
lumbia at 5 o'clock this afternoon
from Centralia. The trip was made
In a motor car. He was accompanied
by George Hackman, Republican can
didate for state auditor, and John C.
McKinley, former lieutenant governor.
Judge Lamm was met by a reception
committee of the student and local
Republican organizations. He will be
the guest of N. T. Gentry.
The Republican meeting, at which
Judge Lamm is to talk, will be at 7:30
o'clock tonight in the courthouse. The
Hughes-Lamm Republican Club of the
University will meet "at 7 o'clock In
the Y. M. C. A. and march In a body
to the meeting. Talks will also be
Inade by John C. McKinley and George
Hackman at the meeting. A. E. Rcm
ley will preside.
The student club met last night in
the Y. M. C. A. to make preparations
for tonight's demonstration. A com
mittee of seven was appointed to can
vas the-Republican vote of the stu
dent body. The committee members
are: L. B. Hyde, journalism; C. W.
Laughlln, engineering; D. P. Janes,
law; E. L. Morris and E. W. Davis,
arts and science; C. W. Herald, agri
culture; J. B. Gibson, fraternities.
The officers of the club are: C. M.
Nolan, president; C. W. Herald, first-
vice-president; I. B- Hyde, second
vice-president; J. P. Randolph, secre
tary and treasurer.
Y. M. C. A. Luncheon Postponed.
The Y. M. C. A. luncheon which was
to have been held thl3 noon at the
Virginia Grill has been postponed to
6:00 o'clock Thursday evening-
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