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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1917.
NUMBER 109 :3
BUT INT REVEAL IT
Witness in Leak Case Says
Disclosure Would Shake
QUERIES ARE DODGED
Boston Financier's Actions
Incense the House Investi
By United Press
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. Revelation
of the name of a high official which
would be disastrous to the nation and
to the Administration was promised
today by Thomas W. Lawson should
an investigation be made by higher
powers than the one being conducted
now by the House Rules Committee.
This promise came after Lawson
confessed that all he wants is to have
Wall Street torn wide open. All
morning he dodged the committee's
queries, and so incensed were its
members that two motions were made
aiming at pulling him into contempt
of the committee. The motions were
received, but action deferred.
Lawson answered Harrison's ques
tion, "Ain't you a common stock spec
ulator?" by saying "Not any more
than you can see."
The committee got an expression
from the self-styled "farmer" to the
effect that he was not really inter
ested in the leak. All he wants is to
have the New York Stock Exchange
investigated and reformed by legisla
Road's Action In Strike Attacked.
Bj United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. That the
railroads of the nation were buying
ammunition and hiring strike break
ers for last summer's strike situation
was the direct charge made today by
W. M. Doak, vice-president of the
Railroad Trainmen's Association, to
the men in charge of the Leland Leg
islative program. .,
House Committee Considers Deficit.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Faced with
a deficit estimated by Chairman Kitch
in, majority House leader, at $495,
000,000, Democratic members of the
House Ways and Means Committee
met today for the first time during
this session to consider ways of rais
ing this revenue. No motions were
made and definite action will be de
layed until the next meeting.
THAW IX LDIELIGHT AGAIN'
Indicted for Kidnapping' and Beating
Kansas City Youth.
By United Press
NEW YORK, Jan. 9 Harry Ken
dall Thaw, slayer of Stanford White,
was named in a grand jury indictment
this afternoon as the kidnapper and
assailant of a 16-year-old high school
boy. According to the indictment.
Thaw is charged with persuading
Frederick Gump, Jr., to leave Long
Beach, Cal., for New York, and after
his arrival tied the young man up and
threshed him with a whip at the Mc
Alpin Hotel December 25. Gump is
said to have returned to his home in
Kansas City, when he told his family
of his experiences. They asked F. P.
Walsh, former head of the Industrial
Relief Commission, to make the facts
in the case known to the authorities.
HOUSE PASSES EDUCATION' BILL
Totes $38,400,000 to Be Used for
Dy United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. The House
today passed the Vocational-Educational
Bill, carrying $38,400,000 to be
distributed over a period of ten years
beginning with 1917 and increasing
each year. The funds are for co-op-?rating
with states in training or pay
ing salaries of teachers, supervisors
and directors of agricultural train
ing, home economy and industrial
Bullet Kills New Frankfort Woman.
fly United Press
GILLIAM. Mo., Jan. 9. Mrs. Sarah
Campbell, 65 years old, was found
dead In her home In New Frankfort
today, with a bullet wound through
her head. Her wedding ring was on
the floor and one stocking was partly
torn away. Mrs. Campbell lived
filone, and it is believed that she kept
Jier money in the house.
Spanish Cabinet Resigns.
By United Press
MADRID, Jan. 9. The Spanish
cabinet resigned today. King Alfon
so has asked Premier Romanones to
form a new cabinet at once.
1-31. Ankeney Picture Exhibit, New
11. University lecture series: "The
nard. In the University "Auditorium
at 7:su o'ciock.
11. Piano recital by Isaac Edward
Norrls, Christian College Audi
torium, 8:15 p. m.
12. Basketball : Missouri vs Ames.
14. Gounod's Messe Solennelle by
combined University chorus and
riAlnmUa tinMt cAMotv In ITnlvpr-
slty Auditorium, 4. p. m.; Direction
01 I'roi. m 11. i-omuier.
17. Glee Club opening concert.
19. Columbia U. D. C. Memorial Pro
gram in honor of Robert E. Lee.
22. Phi Mu Alpha concert.
2-4. State convention of the Missouri
Student Colunteer Union.
3. Grand Opera, Faust, Cavalleria
Itustlcana, I Pagllacci.
4 OF FAMILY DIE IN' 3 MONTHS
Relatives of Mrs. J. L. Henry Suc
cumb in Rapid Succession.
County Recorder John L. Henry
has received word of the death of
Mrs. George M. Wright Mrs. Wright
was an aunt of Mrs. Henry, who is
now in Denver, where she was call
ed by the death of her father, J. C.
Hitt, who died Sunday.
Mrs. Wright lived east of Halls
ville in Audrain County, where she
was a resident for several years. Her
death is the fourth to occur in the
Hitt family in less than three months.
Early in October, Mrs. Hitt was in
Missouri, visiting her brother, J. E.
Sims, and her sister, Mrs. Wright.
Soon after her return, her ibrother,
Mr. Sims, who lived at Gant, died.
The death of Mr. Wright followed in a
few weeks. Funeral arrangements for
Mrs. Wright have not been made.
U. S. Senate Passes Bill To
Keep Liquor Out 6f
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan.9. The Shep
ard Prohibition Bill, to make the na
tion's capital dry after Nov. 1, passed
the Senate late this afternoon, 55 to
32. Under the terms of the measure
no intoxicating liquor may be brought
into the District of Columbia, except
by individuals for personal use of me
The bill goesto the House, where it
is expected to pass. The President,
it has been stated, will sign it if it
is put up to him.
FRED DEARING LEAVES RUSSIA
Columbia Boy M. U. Graduate to
New Diplomatic Work in U. S.
Prom the Japan Advertiser (Dec 29).
Fred Dearing, First Secretary to
the American Embassy at Petrograd,
spent the day In Tokyo yesterday, en
route to America. He sails on the
Venezaela tomorrow. .Mr. Dearing,
before going to Petrograd about nine
months ago, was First Secretary and
Charge d' Affaires at Madrid. He is
going to Washington where he has
been appointed to a position in the
State Department. He is a graduate
of the University of Missouri, and a
native of Columbia, Mo. The little
town of Columbia, Mo., is better
known in the Far East than it is in
America, as a number of Tokyo resi
dents and journalists, both in China
and Japan, have spent their student
days in this town.
E. B. Cauthorn to School Commission.
E. B. Cauthorn, formerly principal
of Columbia High School, was ap
pointed by the Board of Education of
Dallas, Tex., as a member of the
school commission, which is work
ing for the more intensive utilization
of the Dallas public school system.
Mr. Cauthorn is principal of the For
rest Avenue High School of Dallas.
President Hill to Kansas.
President A. Ross Hill has gone to
Manhattan, Kan., to deliver an ad
dress at the Kansas State Agricul
tural College. He will be the guest
of Dr. H. J. Waters. From there
he will go to Topeka, to speak at the
invitation of the Kansas State Board
Col. W. F. Cody Fights Death BraTely.
By United Press
DENVER, Jan. 9. Continuing his
brave fight against death, Col. W. F.
Cody rallied- this afternoon, it was
announced. The colonel was better
than for the past thirty hours, and his
physicians marvel at his extraordi
A. C. Bayless Id Hospital.
A, C. Bayless, a student in the de
partment of Arts and Science and the
School of Journalism, was admitted
to the Parker Memorial Hospital this
morning. The case has not been diagnosed.
GERMANS GET TOWN
!i 4(10 MF1
Teutons Win From Rumanj
ians After Fierce Battle '
RICH BOOTY TAKEN
Artillery Fire Lively on
Western Front French
By United Press
BERLIN, Jan. 9. With the Teuton
ic forces moving steadily forward,
the Rumanian town of Galreaska has
been taken. The town was captured
by storm in hand-to-hand fighting
and successfully maintained against
an all-night attack.
The total booty of yesterday's ad
vancing forces was 95 officers, 5,400
men, 10 cannon and several machine
A Russian attack in the territory
of Luizt, taken by the Teutons on Jan
uary 24, last year, and the storming
of Glaudon were admitted in the of
ficial statement received here this
Increased lively long-distance ar
tillery fire was reported on the west
ern was front today.
French Report German Failure.
By United Press
PARIS, Jan. 9. An unsuccessful
attempt by Germans to raid a French
trench north of Reibt Court was re
ported in the official statement this
afternoon. Elsewhere the front was
calm during the night.
CHICAGO LIKES 3IETHODS HERE
Sends Two Representatives to Visit
M. U. Elementary SchooL
Miss Louise Montgomery, a worker
in the University of Chicago settle
ment and writer of the public school
column which appears weekly In the
Chicago Herald, is visiting the Uni
versity Elementary School.
The Joint Committee on Education
composed of representatives from
thirty women's clubs in Chicago, has
sent Miss Montgomery as a represent
ative to Investigate the school. The
women became interested in the meth
ods used through on address given by
Dr. J. L. Meriam in Chicago last
month. Miss Montgomery arrived
this morning and will remain until
Miss Marian De Camara, a teacher
in the public schools of Ravinia. a
suburb of Chicago, has been a visitor
at the Elementary School since last
Wednesday. Miss De Camara was sent
by her school as a result of the in
terest aroused by Doctor Meriam's
CHARLES II. WILLIAMS HARRIES
Secretary of the Extension Division
Weds Miss Helen DaranlL
Announcements have been received
here of the marriage of Charles H.
Williams, secretary of the Extension
Division of the University, and Miss
Helen Davault, which took place at
the home of the bride in Marble Hill,
December 29. Mrs. Williams was a
graduate of the Normal School at Cape
Girardeau. She was also a student
in the University and at Washington
Mr. Williams received his A. B. and
B. S. in Ed. '07 here but also attend
ed Cornell three years. He has been
secretary of the Extension Division
since 1913. Mr. and Mrs. Williams
are now on their wedding trip and
will reside in Columbia after their re
$1,000,000 FOR THE BIG MUDDY
Improvement May Be Made Between
St Louis and Kansas City.
The improvement of the Missouri
River in Boone County and elsewhere
between St, Louis and Kansas City
probably will be carried on next year.
Democratic members of the House
committee on rivers and harbors have
decided to insert in the Rivers and
Harbors Bill an appropriation of $1,
000,000 for work the next year on the
six-foot channel project in the Mis
souri between Kansas City and the
mouth of the river.
Members of Congress who are in
terested in the development of the
Missouri said the amount was satis
factory In view of the refusal of the
committee to appropriate the full
amount recommended by the army en
gineers, except in a few projects, ow
ing to the determination of Demo
cratic leaders to keep the total
amount to be appropriated for river
and harbor work down to the mini-num.
BILL IS UP FOR NEW
First Measure in Missouri
Lower House Advocates
Change in Old Code.
GARDNER PITCHES IN
Governor Starts Administra
tion With Vim Office to
Be Real Workshop.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 9. A bill
calling for a convention to draft a
new constitution for Missouri was the
first to be introduced in the lower
house of the Forty-Ninth General As
sembly today. The bill was intro
duced by Representative Dunn and
I came in with sixty-four others, among
them being a bill for increasing the
salaries of Kansas City police of
ficials, a good roads bill providing
state initiative for federal road aid,
a bill for the appointment of a High
way commission of three members,
and a bill providing uniform text
books for public schools.
"Shirt Sleeve" Administration Starts.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 9. Mis
souri's new "shirt sleeve" adminis
tration started today. Governor Gard
ner rushed into the governor's execu
tive offices early this morning and
pulled off his coat. "This is going to
be a real workshop from" today on,"
he told his secretaries. "Take off
your coats and make yourself at
home," he added. "You can work bet
ter with them off." The "coats-off"
order made a hit with the clerks.
House Committees Named.
Speaker Drake Watson announced
yesterday the standing committees of
the House of Representatives and the
chairmen of the various committees.
At least five of the chairmen are
graduates or former students of the
University. They are: Frank C. Wil
kinson, A. B. '10, Judiciary; Ross E.
Feaster, LT. B. '02, Criminal Juris
prudence; H. Clay Heather, A. B. '03,
LL. B. '07, Municipal Corporations;
Floyd S. Tugglc, A. B. '06, Retrench
ment; William H. Sapp, a former stu
dent, Constitutional Amendments.
Following is the personnel of several
committees that are of especial in
terest to Columbia and the Univer
sity: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
William II. Sapp. Klovd S. Tnggle. Harry
B. Hanes, James It. Chonulnsr, J. E. Wy
nian. George W. Moothart. J. Allan Pre
ultt. James S. Clapper. James (J. Morgan,
O. II. Itoehm and August M. IirlnLman.
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Harry B.
Hawes. Harry E. Sprague, W. K. James.
James L. McQuIe. David A. Chesnut, Oscar
W. Haekworth, A. J. Earl. J. IS. Cox, Itcn
F. Stuart, II. Clay Heather, A. Sloan
Oliver, James M. Mooncy, Frank L. Smi
ley. Albert Chambers, George W. Camp
bell, L. E. Cordry.
APPROPRIATIONS Hostetter of Pike,
chairman: Correll of Randolph, Tuggle of
Daviess, Shouse of 'Shelby, Dixon of Mc
Donald, Chesnut of Platte. Bradley of
Dunklin, Feaster of Henry, Kelly of Linn,
Bowman of Scott, Barry of Mississippi,
Moolhart of St. Francois, Harris of Law
rence, Brlnkman of St. Louis, Harr of
Clark and Viles of Carroll.
WAYS AND MEANS Richard It. Cor
rell, James N. Sharp. A. Sloan Oliver, J.
S. Clapper, Henry W. McNeel, Nick T.
Cave, E. A. Shannon, John D. Toalson,
Joshua C Bradley. George A. Pogue, D.
L. Bales. William Job. W. J. Alice. Frank
Jones, Millard F. McCray and R. C.
UNIVERSITY AND SCHOOL OF
MINES B. T. Gordon. Frank C. Wilkin
son, A. T. Dlimm. E. A. Shannon. Thomas
A. Shcpard, William T. Shepard, W. R.
Shuck, Charles R. Du Bols. Frank Jones,
C. A. Warrick and Oscar II. Weber.
NORMAL SCHOOLS C W. McAnlnch.
II. W. McNeel, William Job, J. R. Cox, J.
O. Sutherland. C. W. Carney. Albert L.
Crumley. Asler F. Speer, G. II. Boehm,
George W. Wilson, Albert S. Zellweger.
EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
James L. McQule, Wilson L. Shouse.
F. M. Carrlngton. J. s. uiappcr, jonn u.
Toalson, W. O. Dixon, J. E. Mooney, F.
M. Norman. William T. Holbert, G. W.
Collins, G. II. Boehm.
pnm.ir srnooi.s AND TEXT-BOOKS
-blames N. Sharp. A. J. Earl, James Mc-
Mahan, II. v. Mceei, Aioen u. v-rumitrj.
It. B. Caldwell, C. O. Houston, Millard F.
McCray, John A. Floyd, M. G. Dykes and
W. Joe Allee.
JUDICIARY Frank C. Wilkinson. Wil
liam II. Sapp, A. T. Dumm, Frank II. Lee,
Albert M. Clark. Frank II. Farrls, Y. R.
Shuck, James F. Fulbrlght, Harry E.
Sprague, D. F. Warren and Francis M.
COUPLE MARRIED HALF CENTURY
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Turner of Browns
Observe Golden Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Turner of
Browns, married near Hallsville on
January S, 1867, were congratulated
by many friends on their golden wed
ding. Mrs. Turner was formerly Miss
Susan McMinn, a member of a pio
neer family In the northern part of
Boone County. Mr. Turner served
as judge of the Boone County Court
for several years. Forty years ago
they moved from Hallsville to Browns
where they have since resided.
Girl to Prof, and Mrs. X-M.Trenholjne.
A girl was born this morning to
Prof, and Mrs. N. M. Trenholme at
the Parker Memorial Hospital.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Fair to
night and Wednesday: colder Wednesday
afternoon or night. Lowest temperature
tonight about 33 degrees.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Wednes
day; colder Wednesday afternoon.
There has been do material change in
the general arrangement of atmospheric
pressure, and mostly fair, and mild
weather for the time of the year, con
tinues in all sections east of the Rocky
Mountains, and In the Northern Kocky
Mountain states and Western Canada.
Temperatures are a few degrees above
the freezing point In all sections south
of the Ohio: and In the Mlsslsslnnl Val
ley north to Iowa, and generally through
out the Missouri Valley.
There was no precipitation worthy of
note during the past twenty-four hours.
There are no Indications that the pres
ent weather will materially change In Mis
souri any time soon, except that it will
hegtn to get somewhat colder by Wednes
. Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 54, and the lowest last
night was 33; precipitation, 000; relative
humidity 2 p. m. yesterday, 55 per cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest tem
perature nas 3S, and the lowest 11; pre
Sun rose today, 7:2S a. m. Sun sets,
5.01 p. m.
Moon rises GUI p. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m. 33 11 a. m.
8 a. m. 34 12 m.
9 a. m. 37 1 p. m. ..
10 a. m. 40 2 p. w.
Columbian Charges Warden
With Not Accounting for
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 9. War
den D. C. McClung of the Missouri
State Penitentiary has been asked to
appear before the Democratic state
committee to make a statement in re
gard to $2,700, which is said to have
been collected by McClung employes
of the penitentiary for the Democra
tic state campaign fund, and which
it is charged, had not been turned ov
er to the committee.
The resolution requesting his ap
pearance was introduced by J. E.
Boggs of Columbia. The resolution,
it is said, Is based on charges made
by J. P. Murphy, former assistant
chief clerk of the penitentiary, who
was discharged by McClung for ad
mitting members of the legislature
to the institution. Murphy contribut
ed $25 to the McClung fund and made
several efforts to get a receipt, final
ly appealing to Chairman Cowgill of
the state committee, he says.
The resolution was presented to the
state committee in session here. Mc
Clung made a statement to reporters
that he took up a collection for the
state fund. He said he contributed
$S00 to the Cole County committee,
and, when asked what he did with the
rest, said he spent it in the Senatorial-Congressional-Judicial
WILL FIGHT FOR FRATERNITIES
St. Louis Greek Men to Act Against
Bill In Legislature.
Albert Bond Lambert has been
elected president of a general commit
tee representing the various school
and college fraternities in St Louis
to outline a campaign to defeat a bill
abolishing college fraternities in Mis
souri. William Woodward was cho
The committee is composed of two
representatives from each fraternity,
and was selected at a meeting at
Bcnish's Cafe of twenty-five college
graduates and members of fraterni
ties. Forrest C. Donnell, an alum
nus of the University of Missouri,
presided as chairman, in the absence
The general committee was author
ized to complete the details of a state
wide campaign In co-operation with
fraternity men throughout the state,
and to formulate plans for presenting
the problem to the Legislature.
BURGLARS FAIL BOTH TIMES
Students Foil Second Effort la Three
Weeks to Rob Hone of J. R. Miles.
An attempt of burglars to enter the
home of J. R. Miles, 400 Matthews
street, at 1 o'clock this morning,
marked the second time in the past
three weeks that this home has been
the scene of a futile effort at robbery.
The men each time were frightened
away before entering the house.
The burglars this morning attempt
ed to enter the house by climbing to
the roof of the tack porch. Several
students living in the house were
still awake and the burglars were
frightened away when one of the stu
dents started in search of a revolver.
An effort was made during the Christ
mas holidays to enter the house by
trying the windows on the front
porch. Students passing along the
other side of the street caused the
hasty departure of the burglars in this
BOGGS CALLS M'CLUNG
STUDENTS TO RESIST
FIGHT ON UNIVERSITY
Mass Meeting Tonight Will
Voice Protest Against
Attacks on School.
MORE DANGER SEEN
Engineering Work to Rolla,
Then Other Divisions,
Says L. C. Lozier.
A general student mass meeting has
been called by L. C. Lozier, student
president, for 7:15 o'clock tonight In
the University Auditorium. The pur
pose of the mass meeting it to voice
a student protest against the attack
now being made upon the University
and especially the proposed attempt
to remove the School of Engineering
from Columbia to Rolla.
"It is the duty of every student, re
gardless of department, to be present
at this meeting," said Mr. Lozier. "If
the Legislature can take away the
School of Engineering at this session,
it can remove the College of Arts and
Science two years hence and some
other school four years from now.
We have shown the fighting Missouri
spirit to opposing schools and their
representatives on the athletic field
why not to the other opponents of the
University? The future of the Uni
versity is now hanging in the balance.
and every loyal Missourian, student
and alumnus, should do his share in
tipping the scales against the enemies
of the school."
COURT ADJOURNS FOR A DAY
Judge Harris Cleans Up Docket of
The Boone County Circuit Court
was adjourned by Juge David H. Har
ris this morning, until 9 o'clock to
morrow morning. Judge Harris
spent the morning in cleaning up the
docket a3 much as impossible, mak
ing final orders in cases of minor im
portance in which there were no con
testants, and dismissing others in
which one party or the other with
drew or settled the case out of court.
The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority
was granted a pro forma decree of
The case of the state against Willis
Chenault, who is charged with viola
tion of the local option law, was con
tinued. The suit for a bill in equity.
Dora F. Kurtz against James E.
Wright, was dismissed by the plaint
iff. An appeal case from the justice
court, George H. Beasley against J.
F. Jones, was dismissed by the plaint
iff when the defendant withdrew
counter claims. Three witnesses in
the divorce suit of Sterling Spegal
against Gertrude Spegal were exam
ined, and the decision probably will
be given by Judge Harris on the last
day of this term of court A suit for
damages, Gillespy and Rldgeway
against the Wabash Railway Com
pany was dismissed after stipulation
had been filed.
TODAY IS COLUMNS' BIRTHDAY
Famous Memorials Are Result of Fire
of January 9, 1S92.
Today marks the twenty-fifth an
niversary of the burning of the main
building of the University, to which
the Columns now stand as a memor
ial. The fire occurred In the early ev
ening of Saturday, January 9, 1S92, as
a crowd was assembling in the audi
torium for an exhibition of the Athen-
aean Society. Secretary J. G. Babb
says that the day was cold, more
nearly typical of the season than to
The loss amounted to nearly a quar
ter of a million dollars, including
equipment, libraries, apparatus, geo
logical specimens, military uniforms.
paintings, portraits, and other works
of art. The fire left very little of
the University, as there were few
buildings at that time; however,
class work was resumed again on
Monday morning, with the classes
meeting in churches, halls and other
public buildings. The account says
that not a day of school was lost
After a long fight in the Legisla
ture for removal of the University
to Sedalia, the ruins were cleared
away, and rebuilding was soon be
gun where 'Academic Hall now stands.
Stephens College Classes to Begin.
Stephens College classes will be
gin at 8 o'clock tomorrow. Most of
the girls have already returned from
their Christmas vacation.