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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING? OCTOBER 30, 1916
DR. POWERS CALLS
US EMPIRE BUILDERS
Assembly Lecturer Says We
Are Nation of Expan
CITES OUR HISTORY
Questions A merica's Ability
to Continue Policy and
We arc of the same kind of empire-building
stuff that the rest of the
world Is made of."
This was the conclusion reached by
Dr. H. H. Powers in his lecture on
"America, Her Heredity and Her In
heritances"' at the University Audi
torium this morning In the first of a
series of lectures to be given during
"Never has imperialism appeared in
forms so irresistible," declared the
sDeaker. "Remorselessly we are
.Un. ntir tnflnpnrp nut into the
l)usui"b " M
world. It is instinctive ror a. people
to want their own customs, notions
and prejudices to prevail. We would
not have taken the Philippines if a
vote of the people had been taken, but
when we did acquire them we dili
gently searched and found reasons.
That is the way " Imperialism acts.
Most additions of territory are acquir
War Result of Bace Expansion.
Doctor Powers based his talk upon
the conclusions reached in his series
of lectures on the European war last
year. Illustrating his statements by
a map, he showed that the war is the
result of the Irresistible pressure of
race expansion and the conflict of
Turning to America, he asked,
"What Is our record? It was only six
years after our government was form
ed that we annexed lands along the
Gulf of Mexico. Next we asked for
the whole of Louisiana, which at least
doubled our territory. Of course wo
tad excellent reasons.
"In 1810, "13 and '21, we got Flori
da. In 1821 we claimed an Indefinite
strip of territory along the Pacific
Coast We ousted Spain from her
shadowy claim to this territory in
1821; we pushed Russia back in 1824,
and postponed our settlement with
England until a later date. In 1841
we claimed Nova Scotio. Arbitration
gave us two-thirds of it but we were
not satisfied. We finally got only
part of what we wanted there.
"We annexed Texas in 1845, al
though we knew it would make
trouble with Mexico. After that war
we filled out the southwestern corner
of the country. Wc purchased a strip
off the northern part of Mexico In
'53, but on account of the slavery con
troversy did not take enough, failing
to gain control of the Columbia River
and the Gulf of California.
Alaska Annexation Unjustified.
"Our acquisition of Alaska In 18G7
was hard to Justify under our excuse
of contiguous territory and national
destiny. When we annexed Hawaii in
1897 we could only give as our ex
cuse that it was on our side of the
world. We acquired one of the Sa
moan Islands, Porto Rico, Guam and
and the Philippines In 1898. Not be
ing able .to base our acquisition of
the Philippines upon the old reasons,
we Invented some new ones, access
to the tropics and the need of the
"As we sec this great pushing out
ward It behooves us to ask whether
our case 13 not similar to these Euro
pean nations. As imperialism pushes
us farther on with that national con
sciousness of which we are so proud,
will there be no check? Is the road
dear in Panama? Is it all smooth
wiling in the East, looking from the
Golden Gate? What Is the future of
American Imperialism? It is this
question which it is your great task
Doctor Powers' next lecture will be
at 7:30 tomorrow night.
Oct. 30. Concert by Josef Hofmann under
auspices of PliI Mu Alpha at Unl
Nov. 1. Beginning of Short Course In Col
lege of Agriculture.
Nov. 3. Football Richmond H. S. vs Co-
luniDia 11. s. at Columbia.
Nov. 4. M men's "Get-together Banquet"
Union Building, 0:30.
Nov. i. Annual Homecoming Day; Foot
ball, Texas University at Colum
bia. Nov. 2C-2S. Annual meeting Missouri Con
ference for Social Welfare in Uni
TEXAS GAME REUNION
HAS VARIED PROGRAM
C. L. BREWER TO SPEAK IN K. C.
Will Arrange for Sale of Kansas-Mis.
tourI Tickets Here.
C. L. Brewer left this afternoon for
Kansas City, where he will speak be
fore the Alumni, of the University of
Missouri at a luncheon tomorrow at
the Hotel Savoy While in Kansas
City Mr. Brewer, will arrange for the
tlistribution iOf the Kansas-Missouri
game tickets. Kansas game tickets
reservation can be made In Columbia,
Lawrence or Kansas City after No
vember 6. Local people can make ap
plication any time they wish as three
thousand seat boxes and bleachers
have been reserved for Missouri root
ers in the middle of the north side.
This will be the same reservation
that was made in 1912- and 1914.
These seats were completely tilled
both years by the Missouri rooters.
Homecoming Day Will Have
Lectures, Sightseeing and
TO INTEREST WOMEN
Doctor Powers' Address Has
Feminine Appeal Girls
Will Hold Meeting.
Many Local Women Send
Money to Fraudulent
BRITISH LINE IS SUNK
Marina, With Americans
Aboard, Sent Down by
By United Press
LONDON, Oct 30. The Donaldson
liner Marina, flying the British flag
and including several American citi
zens among her crew, was sunk by a
submarine Saturday afternoon with
heavy loss of life.
The first advices received here said
that seventy of her crew were miss
ing, only thirty-four having been land
ed. Later, a Lloyd dispatch said that
a patrol boat had rescued the crew,
making it uncertain whether there
were' any casualties.
The Marina was sunk about 3
o'clock Saturday afternoon 100 miles
west of Cape Clear. Thirty-four of
the crew of 104 have been landed at
Brookhaven, while life boats No. 1 and
No. 3 are missing.
The Rowanmore, according to
Frost's report, tried for fifty minutes
to escape from the German subma
rine that sank her Thursday. Her
steering gear was shot away and the
master brought the vessel to a stop,
signalling that he was abandoning
her. The submarine continued firing
and shot at the life boats after they
had been cleared. There were no
Marina Sunk Without Warning:.
By United Tress
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. The steam
er Marina, sunk by shell fire by a
German submarine Saturday, was sent
to the bottom without warning, Coun
cil Frost at Queensland' cabled the
State Department Frost said the
crew was reported to include Ameri
cans. Only 34 of the 104 have so far
been accounted for, Frost said.
SEVEX LOTS SELL FOB $11,130
POLITICS AND HASH IX MIX-UP
Two fireek Walters Stage Fight at
Creek politics and hash mixed this
afternoon at the Virginia Grill, when
two waiters, employed by "Jimmy,"
came to blows In the kitchen of the
Grill shortly after 1 o'clock. Accord
ing to "Jimmy" the two waiters rep
resented two wings of a certain po
litical party In Greece.
Both of the warring foreigners were
ken to the police station by Chief
yhitesldes and later released when
"Jimmy" promised to buy them tickets
wck to St. Louis this evening.
N'eate Buys Three at Westwood
ale of J. A. Stewart.
More than a hundred persons an
swered to the call for bids from "Jim"
and "Joe" Schwabe on the Westwood'
lots sold by J. A. Stewart this after
noon. A. F. Neate bought the first
three lots for $3,675. The first lot.
Just west of the J. A. Mitchell resi
dence, sold for 1,500 and measured
85 by 220 feet; the second, the lot
on the corner of Broadway and Glen
wood, 112 by 220, which adjoins the
first lot to the west, brought $1,475,
while the third lot lying in the rear
of the first two and facing on Glen
wood, 80 by 197. sold for $700.
Dr. Isidor Loeb purchased the next
adjoining lot to the south facing on
Glenwood avenue for $715. This lot
measures 80 by 197 and Is opposite
the residence of J. P. McBaine. The
lot adjoining the Loeb lot to the south
was sold to J. T. McBride of Golden
City, Mo., for $815. This also meas
ures 80 by 197.
The brick residence and lot 80 by
J86 on Glenwood near Stewart road
was purchased by G. P. Bauer for
$5,200. While a lot of the same size
adjoining to the south on Glenwood
avenue sold to J. M. Dysart for $775.
Because of the low prices received
Mr. Stewart passed up the next few
lots and at 4 o'clock started towards
Stewart road where he-j: hoped to
place on sale other lots as adver
The saying that the women are not
given a part jn student activities at
the University is being refuted by the
program for Homecoming Day next
In addition to the football game be
tween Texas and Missouri Saturday
afternoon, several definite entertain
ments are being planned for women
only. Included in the women's part
of the program are lectures, lunch
eons, a mass meeting and an auto
mobile sight-seeing tour of Columbia.
The program as arranged thus far,
in charge o'f Miss Nardin of the Eng
lish department of the University, fol
Friday 2 p. m.. Lecture by Dr. H.
H. Powers at the University Audi
torium. Doctor Powers will be here
all next week giving lectures, but
the one Saturday will be of especial
interest to women. 3 p. m., "Androcles
and the Lion," by the Play-Reading
Club at the Student Union Building.
4:45 p. m.. Mass meeting for Univer
sity women at the University Audi
torium. 6 p. m.. Supper at the Com
mons. Friday evening the alumnae
will attend the events planned for the
student body and for the alumni;
Saturday 10:45 a. m., automobile
drive around Columbia. 12 m. Pro
gressive luncheon with Mrs. Walter
Miller, president of the Central
Branch of the Association of Col
legiate Alumnae, and Miss Eva John
ston, adviser of women at the Univer
sity. 2:30 p. m., Missouri vs. Texas,
These are only some ot the enter
tainments being arranged for the
visiting women and the girls of the
student body. Many other affairs are
being planned by Miss Nardin and
others in charge, and will be an
In addition to the women's enter
tainments, the Missouri Student
Union Is also arranging an elaborate
program. The Union Building will
be dedicated on the morning of the
Texas game; preceding It will be a
parade of alumni and students by
classes. A series of smokers, open
houses, an M men's banquet and' a
reception for visiting alumnae are also
being included In the Union's pro
gram. H. H. Kinyon, secretary of the
Union, is receiving many letters every'
day from alumni and former students
of the University saying they will be
here to watch the Tigers and Long
horns mix next Saturday. Besides
the many loyal rooters who have sent
iword they will be here, several for
mer Tiger football stars will be on
hand to see if Schulte's men 'are as
good as the teams in days gone by.
Carl L. Ristin, captain Of Bill Ro
per's undefeated 1909 team, Lester
Wyckoff, known as one of the hardest
linehltters that ever wore the Old Gold
and Black, and Lloyd Slus'her, another
former Tiger player, have all sent
word that they will bo in the bleachers
when the referees whistle sends the
teams together. These men, together
with Warren Sherman, a graduate of
the School of Law. the Rev. Richard
W. Wallace, pastor of the Christian
Church and Walter Waddell, a banker,
all of Lexington, Mo., will motor over
for Homecoming Day. They will leave
Lexington Friday morning and get to
Columbia imtime for the mass meet
ing Friday night.
Grafters, Promising Garment
tor Dime, Busy In Min
nesota and Iowa.
the weather j ptl DT I HI I CQ T TDMIX1
YJI.C.A. Secretary To Speak Tonight.
Thirty men attended the luncheon
given at the Virginia Grill this noon
in honor of Mr. Paul Super, inter
national secretary of the student sec
retary training department of the Y.
M. C. A. Mr. Super has spent several
years in the Hawaiin Isjands In the
interests of the Y. M. C. A, and will
speak at C:45 o'clock tonight In the
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium on "Hawaii,
the Crossroad of the Pacific"
13 Xegroes Fined $325 for Gambling.
Thirteen negroes were arrested
Saturday night by policemen King
and Fenton, on the Wabash' track
north of Columbia. They were brought
before Police Judge L. M. Edwards
this morning and pleaded guilty to
gambling. They were fined $25 each.
"Oh, Mildred, Jive been dying to tell
you of the grand bargain IAgot yes
terday," exclaimed the co-ed to her
friend on the campus. "A $4.50 1916
model silk petticoat for only ten cents.
They said in the letter that alPl had
to do was to mail a duplicate to five
of my friends and send the money
just to advertise the garment you
know. Such a grand hargain and
only a dime."
She was only one ot many co-eds
who havq?sent th'eir dimes to the
"National Mail Order Company", at
Minneapolis. That "corporation"
evacuated their offices three weeks
ago and left for the great unknown
leaving thousands of women still
waiting for that "1916 model." They
nqw are wanted on a charge of using
the 'mails tojiefraud.
But their deeds 'have lived after
them and like the guinea-pig those al
luring letters have been multiplied
by five and multiplied again, an til the
dimes are rolling into the Minneap
olis postofflce faster than the clerks
can return them to their owners. In
spite of the publicity given the swindle
by newspapers, the chain-letters con
tinue to Increase.
The tidal wave ot letters which has
swept Minnesota and Iowa for the
last three months has finally retched
Columbia and already a large nunber
of co-eds and Columbia women' have
sent their dimes and are anxiously
awaiting the arrival of the petticoat.
One or two letters which found their
wayhere a few dayajigo wer,e, copied. I
Dy tfceir enthusiastic recipients and
sent to five of their friends who, in
most cases, repeated the process. The
"dime clause" in one of these letters
was omitted in the copies with the
result that a large number of the
letters circulated here were harmless.
since no mention of money was made..
E. A. M. Purdy, postmaster at Min
neapolis, has petitioned that a tem
porary dead-Jetter office be established
tnere to care for the business of the
National Mail Order, or Brokerage Ex
change as the departed corporation
is sometimes known.
Fifty thousand letters containing an
aggregate of $5,000 have been re
ceived at the Minneapolis office during
the last two days. From this fact,
some idea of the amount of money the
swindlers took with them can be
gained. Half a milion dimes have
arrived since the disappearance of the
alleged swindlers and the coins con
tinue to pour in. A consignment of
30,000 letters were forwarded to the
dead letter office last week.
The number of letters is constantly
Increasing and the authorities are at
a loss to discover a method to ston
the circulation of the "endless chain."
It is thought that eventually news
paper publicity will acquaint the pub
lic with the situation and gradually
stamp out the. epidemic.
Here is one of the alluring letters
received by Columbia and University-
women, which probably by this time
as great-great-great grandmother:
To Introduce and advertise our
ready-to-wear goods In the least time,
we will give to any one complying to
the conditions herein stated, our 1916
Model Petticoat, which retails for four
dollars and fifty cents ($4.50). State
In your order size and color wanted.
Size means length.
Make five copies of this letter and
send to five of your friends. Then
mail their names and addresses with
ten cents to National Mail Order, 520
Globe Building. Minneapolis. Min
You will receive the silk petticoat
without further expense. This offer
is good to anyone complying with this
request. All skirts are guaranteed.
Letters must be written the day after
you receive this.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Generally
fair tonight and Tuesday; moderate tem
perature. For Missouri: Generally fair tonight
and Tuesday; warmer northwest portion
Moderate temperatures obtain every
where. There fs no cold weather In
Fair, 'moderate weather will likely con
tinue In Columbia for the next tulrty-six
hour or more.
. local Data.
The highest temperature in Coolnmbla
yesterday was TO. and the lowest last
night was 48; precipitation, O.00; relative
unniiuiiy 2 p. at. yesteraay, 47 per cent.
A year ago 'yesterday the highest tem
perature was 77, and the lowest 41; pre
Bun rose today, 0:33 a. m. Sun sets.
Sill p. m.
Moon sets 8:12 p. ra.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 48 11 a. m 56
8 a. m. ..,..48 12 m 62
9 a. m 50 1 p. m. ..... 65
10 a. m 52 2 p. m 70
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 30, 1916.
Forecasts for the week beginning
Sunday, Oct. 29, 1916.
Region of the Great Lakes: The
week will be one of overcast weather
with high temperatures the first half
and much colder weather the 'latter
half of the week. There will be rain
by Tuesday and Wednesday probably
changing to snow Wednesday In the
upper Lake region.
Ohio and Valley and Tennessee:
The first part ot the week will be
generally fair and warm, followed by
showers about Wednesday and''fair
and much colder weather thereafter.
Upper Mississippi Valley and Plains
States: Moderate temperature the
first part ot the week will be follow
ed by a change to much colder weather
about Wednesday. The weather will
be generally fair, except that local
rains or snows are probable Tuesday
T WITH ALLIES
French Commander in Letter
Calls His Soldiers "Scum
life LAUDS SERRTANS
Germans Penetrate Somme
Lines French Repulse
Dy United ITesj
BERLIN, Oct 30. Portuguese
troops are fighting with the Allied
fdrces in Macedonia, General Sarrail,
cdmmanding the Allied troops, reveal
ed in a letter to a personal friend in..
Phris, published tonight by the Tage
biatt. The Tageblatt declares it ob
tained a copy of the letter through a
General Sarrail complained that the
soldiers under his command were "the
scum of all armies." He laudedrthe
Serbs as his bravest and best fighters,
declared the British and Russians
want to do as they please and that the
majority of the Italians were cowards.
LAUNCH AN ATTACK
Bandit Drives Carranzistas
From Santa Rosalia, and
Entrains for South.
By United Press
EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 30. The town
of Santa Rosalia, about eighty miles
south of Chihuahua City, is in the
hands of Vllllstas today, while the
main force of Villa followers on three
trains is moving southward toward
Parral and Jiminez, according to re
ports made this afternoon to United
States department agents and mining
company representatives here.
As the Vllllstas approached Santa
Rosalia part of the garrison fled, the
other firing a Sew shots before following.
Leaving a small occupation force in
Santa Rosalia the main body of Vll
llstas entrained for the South on
three captured trains. Military men
here expect an attack on Jiminez
within a short time.
Two' American negroes, now being
held in Jail at Juarez, following their
arrest by Carranzlsta patrol, will be
sent to Chihuahua City for trial. They
were arrested eight miles south of
here. United States State Depart
ment agents are investigating. The
prisoners claim they were shooting
rabbits and when the Carranzistas
opened fire they fled to an 'adobe
French Admit Loss, on Somme Ra
' manlans In Heavy Fight.
By United Press
LONDON. Oct 30. Berlin and
Brandenburg troops launched one ot
the most violent counter-attacks of the
whole Somme battle aeainst the
French line south of the Somme last
The French war office admitted this
afternoon that the Germans penetrat
ed Maisonette farm.
The German war office reported the
capture of Maisonette and all the
French positions extending from the
farm to Blaches, together with 412
prisoners. British gains In the fight-
tag north of the river were admitted at
Ml along the Transylvania frontier
the Austro-Germans and Rumanians
are engaged in a series of fierce
battles. Berlin announced the cap
ture of several heights southeast of
the famous Red Tower Pass but con
ceded a Rumanian victory northwest
BOAD CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
WANTED TO SEND MESSAGE
SIMPSON WINS BROAD JUMP
Tiger Star Also Places In 200 Meter
Bace Murray Takes Hurdles.
Bob Simpson again won the broad
Jump in the athletic events abroad
yesterday. His Jump was 6 meters,
69 centimeters. Bob also placed in
the 200 meter run. Murray won the
Rooters at Theater Saturday Con
tribnted About $5 for Telegram.
At the Hall Theater Saturday after
noon a call was made for money to
send the team at Oklohoma a message
"to eat 'em up Tigers." The ushers
made a collection along one aisle of
the theater and received about $5 in
less than three minutes.
After the excitement died down it
was found that there was not enough
time to get the message through to the
Tigers. Therefore lest the con
tributers to the fund should think that
the collection was a little coup in the
financial world of Columbia, the col
lectors want it known that the money
Is to be turned over to the Old Guard
CanTass Made of Signers of Columbia
Special District Petition.
The campaign for continuing the
Columbia Special Road District is still
being vigorously prosecuted by the
Columbia Commercial Club, according
to Secretary V. B. Jones.
"I have seen the fourteen signers of
the petition to submit the reconsidera
tion of the Columbia Special Road Dis
trict to the voters at the coming elec
tion," said Mr. Jones this morning.
"Of that number eight signed a
counter-petition stating that they had
signed 'the original petition under the
Impression .that It was necessary to
submit the-'proposition to the vdters
regularly every four years. Four
were in favor of the district and were
under the same impression as the
eight counter-signers. One signer ex
plained that he did not care what be
came of the Issue, and one stated that
he was as yet undecided." o
The regular Thursday luncheon of
the Commercial Club will this week
be especially for farmers. The at
tempt to repeal the road district law
will be fully discussed. The luncheon
will be served for only twenty-five
Meetings will be held In every
school-house in the district before the
end of the week in order to reach ev
JOSEF HOFMANN IS HEBE
Famous Pianist Will Open Phi Ma Al
pha Series Tonight
Josef Hofmann, celebrated pianist
who will entertain Columbia music
lovers tonight at the first of the se
ries of Phi Mu Alpha recitals, arrived
Mr. Hofmann went direct to the ho
tel and spent the afternoon resUng,
which is his custom before a recital.
G. F. TOALSON IS INJURED
White Eagle Dairy Driver Falls Eight
Feet From Platform.
G. F. Toalson, 111 Sanford, a driver
for the White Eagle Dairy fell from
an eight-foot platform In the Interior
of the dairy's building on Tenth street
this afternoon. Mr. Toalson was on
the platform and had started to de
scend when his foot slipped and he
fell eight feet to the floor, lighting on
his back. The extent of his injuries
had not been determined by the at
tending physician although they are
thought to be slight
Knhn, Loeb k Co. Boy Railway.
By United Press
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct 30. The
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway was
sold at public auction today for
$12,000,000 to William R. Begg of New
York, representing Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
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