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TAVERN EDITION PART ONE
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917.
PAGES 1 TO 6
A VIEW OF THE BOONE TAVERN BALLROOM
TAXI DRIVERS FINED
BANQUET ID DANC
FOR BEING CARELESS
AT TM OPENING
Formal Beginning of Hotel
Will Be Marked by Two
DINING HALL READY
There Will Be Special Music
and Many Out-of-Town
A week-end ol gayety. speeches by
Columbia business men, a banquet and
reception one night, and on another
night a dance, whlch'will be open to
the University of Missouri students.
will all be a part of the formal open
ing of the Daniel Boone Tavern,
scheduled for about September 25.
While the exact details of the opening
have not been decided upon it is
known that the plans include one
night's entertainment when the towns
people may have a chance to inspect
the building, and one .night when the
entire hotel will be thrown open to
the younger people for dancing.
Workmen are busy in the main din
ing room of the hotel putting draper
ies in place and cleaning windows so
that the dining room may be in shape
for the opening night. Manager F. W.
The Tavern Edition.
This issue of the Daily Missourf
an is a special Tavern Edition,
containing sixteen pages in two
sections. If, for any reason, sub
scribers do not receive the com
plete paper, they should notify
the Missourlan office. Extra
ropies, also, may be purchased
at this office.
Leonard Is getting his house force
organized so that the best of service
may be had at the opening and dur
ing the year.
Musicians From Kansas City.
Barney Alisky, vice-president of the
hotel management company Is now In
Kansas City arranging for musicians
and decorations for the opening night.
It is likely that two orchestras will be
used, one composed of Kansas City
musicians in the ballroom and a local
orchestra In the lobby. There may be
dancing in the lobby, the dining room
and the ballroom.
The program of speeches for the
first night of the opening has not been
arranged. Many out-of-town hotel
men will be here, for the opening
banquet, among them the leaders of
the hotel business in Kansas City.
Mr. Alisky, vice-president of the
company, will bring a party of friends
from Kansas City. They will come In
motor cars over the Old Trails Road.
Among the guests of Mr. Alisky for
that night will be Daniel Boone III, a
descendant o fthe pioneer for whom
the new hotel was named. It is ex
pected that Mr. Boone will make a talk
at the opening banquet.
Members of the committee of towns
people who started the move to build
a hotel will be among the speakers at
DIDN'T STICK TO WHEAT PRICE
Government Revokes Authority of
Millers To Buy In St Louis.
By Associated Tress
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 7. The
authority of millers to buy wheat at
their own discretion on the St. Louis
market until next Monday was re
voked today by E. M. Flesh, in charge
of the wheat control in nine states
His action is due to the fact that mil
lers in the St Louis district paid
more than $2.18, the government
basic price for the market
Mr. Flesh has bought for the gov
ernment all the wheat in the St Louis
elevators. Hereafter, all wheat ar
riving here will be bought by him
direct, or by millers acting under tho
authority of special commissions.
Mrs. J. E. Hooe Employed by Estes.
Mrs. J. E. Hooe, formerly in the
millinery business in Columbia, but
for the last three years in the French
millinery department of the Scruggs,,
Vandlver and Barney Store of .St.
Louis, has been engaged by the' J. TL
Estes Dry Goods Company to take
charge of the millinery department of
its new store. Miss Emma Winje of
St Paul will be the new trimmer. The
date for the opening of the new build
ing has been set by J. H. Estes for
M 1 ' 1 BBl 1 1 HM I I ' I I r r Vr.v :m
Hvfr'liHI IM I I IM1 I I B I I
AUSTRIA LOSING HOLD
OF G0RI1 DEFENSE
Victory Near for the Italians
in This Region, It Is
SUFFER BIG LOSSES
Loss of Riga Awakens Radi
cal Element to Necessity
By Associated rress
LONDON, Sept. 7. Although the
Austrians still retain a precarious hold
on Monte-San-Gabrlele, the last re
maining mountain stronghold north
east of' Gorizia, the end is in sight for
them In this region... according to
General Cadorna's report today
shows that the Austrians are still re
sisting desperately but that they are
staggering under the heavy losses that
Italian pressure has Inflicted. This
pressure is being maintained and is
becoming decisive, the commander of
the Italian forces announces.
The Italian reports are invariably
conservative and it is noted that Gen
eral Cadorna withholds all of his an
nouncements until sure of his ground.
The confident tone of today's com
munication from Rome is therefore
considered highly significant.
According to strategic experts Gen
eral Cadorna has only to obtain secure
hold on Monte-San-Gabrlele to hold
the Benissia Plateau and the southern
country thus making it possible to
drive a wedge between the two
Austrian armies and isolate the
southern branch. Several times the
San-Gabriele peak has been in Italian
hands but the Austrians have battled
desperately for this vital location each
time pressing back. There is, how
ever, no letup in the Italian pressure
and it is considered that the decisive
nhase of the battle has been reached.
The continued retreat of the Russian
army has not caused the Russians to
fear seriously for Petrograd, accord
ing to current advices but it has had
the effect of waking the radical ele
ment in the capital to the necessity of
action. The newspapers now urge the
dropping of internal political quarrels
and the enforcing of discipline that the
country may present a united front to
Columbians' to Talk at Rocheport.
,Dean. Kirkenslager, secretary of -the
1 M. C.A.. will talk'on y.vjuu. a.'
work and Mrk.WT H. .Willis will tell
r im n-nrV nf the Red. Cross at
Rocheport tomorrowrThe talk's will
be made at an Ice fteam social given
by the women of the town. A floating
theater will give two periormancea
at Jtocheport tomorrow.
MRS. BERRY JACOBS DIES
Wife of City Collector Had Been III
Mrs. Madelle Naylor Jacobs,, wlf
of B. W. Jacobs,, city collector; died.
at her home, 305 Christian College
avenue, at 6:20 o'clock this morning.
She had been ill with diabetes several
months and for several weeks her
condition had been critical. She spent
July in Excelsior Springs In the hope
of bettering her health.
Mrs. Jacobs was 34 years old. She
was born seven miles west of Colum
bia and was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Naylor. She left a hus
band and one daughter, Iorine, 13
years old; a mother and father, one
sister, Mrs. Del Hart of Moberly, and
one brother, L. E. Naylor of St.
Louis. All of them were present at
the time of her death.
Mrs. Jacobs-had been a member and
active worker of the Methodist
Church Bince early childhood and al
ways responded readily 'to aid in
charity work. .Mrs. Jacobs was a
graduate of the Columbia Normal
The funeral services will be con
ducted by the Rev. 'C. C. Grimes some
time Sunday. Burial will be in the
Columbia Cemetery. The hour for
the services has hot been arranged,
since Mr. Grimes is attending the
Methodist convention at Richmond
and it is not known Just when he will
, 1 1 IN BIG PLOT
Nation-Wide Plans to Ob
struct Government in Car
rying on the War.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. Reports
and disclosures to officials here In
connection with the seizure Wednes
day of I. Wt W. doctrines indicate.
as was originally believed, that there
has been in existence some time a
nationwide plot to hinder in almost
every possible way the carrying on of
the war by this country.
Opposition to the draft law, burn
ing of crops and some of the so-called
labor disturbances and attempts to
curtail the production In many in
dustries reported, Indicate that they
are all a part of an alleged conspiracy,
the prime motive of which it is thought
has been the crippling of the govern
ment activities in every way possible
short of actual interference in mili
tary'or naval operations.
Mrs. J. M. Ridgway Visits Here.
Mrs. J. M. Ridgway and daughter,
Mrs.' G. T. Weatherford, and son,
Stanley McVeigh Weatherford, ar
rived this afternoon to visit Mr. and
Mrs. F. G. Ridgway and A. F. Ridgway,
who is an assistant in the College of
Agriculture and a senior In" the School
AMD ON ST. LOUIS
Columbia Men; However,
Have Not Yet Joined the
Camp In Europe.
THREE MEMBERS DIE
Six Americans Were Killed
In Attack Made by Ger
mans Yesterday. -
By Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 7. The Germans
yesterday made an aerial attack on the
American Hospital occupied by ,St
Louis and Howard County contingents,
situated In a coast village. One off
fleer of the American Medical corps
was killed and three others' severely
injured, Reuter's correspondent at the
British headquarters in France says,
in a telegram.
Two others of the rank and file
were killed and sixteen wounded, five
of the latter being Americans, it was
The St. Louis Base Hospital, which
was attacked by German air. raiders
yesterday, is the one which a number
of Columbians, among them Will E.
Smith, "Mike" Brown.Lee Heldbrader,
George Frelburger and John M. Now
ell, left several weeks ago to join. It
is understood that none of the Co
lumbia men has sailed for Franc
For Colombia and Vicinity: Partly
cloudy weather tonight, generally fair
Saturday and probably Sunday; somewhat
For Missouri: Partly cloudy weather
tonight and Saturday; somewhat cooler
northwest central portions tonight.
The weather this moderate Is more or
less unsettled in most of the Mississippi
Valley the lower half of. the Missouri Val
ley, Central Tlains, and In Texas. Light to
morning showers have fallen In Wyoming.
South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa northern
Missouri, Illinois, and over parts of Ken
tucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
Temperatures continue" above the
seasonal normal in the middle" western
grain states, and all of the cotton region:
but they range somewhat below normal
In the northern border states. There was
frost In northern Michigan last night.
In Columbia generally fair and pleasant
weather will likely prevail during the next
two or three days.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 83 degrees and the lowest
last night was TO; precipitation 0.00;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 04 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 94 and the lowest 71;
preslpitation 0.00 inch.
Sun rises today, 5:43 a.
:31 p. m.
?Moon rises 10:23 p. m.
The Temperatnre Today.
7 a. m. 73 11 a. m.
S a. m. 71 12 m.
0 a. m. 72 1p.m.
10a.m 77 J.pia. .
MISS THELMA GOT TO WED
W.- C Evans, the Bridegroom, JJbw
With Bowling Lumber Company.
Miss Thelma Guy and William
Clyde EvanB'-will-be married at 7rS0f
o'clock tonight by the Rev. W. S. St
Clair at his home, 612 Dysart street
Miss "Guy is the daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guy of Stephens,
She is a graduate of William Woods
College at Fulton. She has made her
home here the last year with her
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Mr.' Evans formerly lived at Fulton,
but Is now with the Bowling Lumper
SEA -HOLDS VICTORS
Outcome of War Depends on
Superiority on Water,
By Associated Press
BIRKINHEAD, England, Sept. 7.
Premier Lloyd George declared today
jthat the Allied Cause and the final
outcome of the war depended on the
superiority at sea and expressed the
opinion that this superiority would be
maintained by the Allies. The Ger
man statement given to the people of
Germany recently took pains, accord
ing to the Premier, to impress upon
the people that the statement concern
ing submarine warfare given out by
him was in error. The premier as
serted that his figures were entirely
The premier further declared that
the news from Russia in the last few
days was not good. We thought when
the revolution came, so he told Eng
land today, that it would have the ef
feet of postponing the victory, but, he
added, "we expected an earlier re
covery.' "However," the premier concluded,
"through it all we must exercise
patience. Under fire the Russian
leaders are simply repairing the
machinery that has been broken. What
I am concerned with most is not the
effect the failure of the Russians
could have on the war, but the effect
it would have on democracy."
CORX DEPENDS OX FROST
Early Cold Means That Big Crop
Would Be Cot Short.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept 7. In a sum
mary of crop conditions the official
bureau here reports that the great
corn production of VA billion bush
els, which Is 123 million above any
previous record, will be realized only
if frost holds off until unusually late.'
A good big crop of sound corn Is ex
pected If killing frost In the main,
corn belt doesjnot come. pr '
Mayor Boggs Instructs Po
lice to Get a Traffic Of
ficer at Once.
SPILL LAST NIGHT
Four Are Injured When Mo
tor Cars Collide on Sex
Robert Coates, one of the Star'
Taxi Company drivers, who was In
the collision on Sexton road at 7:45
o'clock last night, was fined $25 and
costs by M. L. Edwards, 'police judge,
at 9 o'clock this morning. The total
fine amounted to $33.25. Coates was
arrested last night by Chief of Police
John L. Whitesides immediately after
the accident and charged with care
less and reckless driving. Glus Sapp,
who was driving the other car that
was in the collision and also from
the same motor car company, was ar
rested at 10 o'clock this morning and
tried on the same charge. He was
fined $5 and costs, amounting to
In referring to the collision that
took place on Sexton road last night
Mayor James E. Boggs said: "The
limit has been reached and the time
has come when drastic steps must
and will be taken by the city to avoid
Speeding Must Stop.
The following letter was sent
by Mayor J. E. Boggs to Chief of
Police J. L. Wfhlteslres:
The distressing accident of last
night emphasises the need for
more strict police supervision
over traffic on the streets of this
city. You have done all that
could be expected of you in the
way of giving the people public
--.notice.. of the provisions of the-
traffic laws. Notice has aot only
been given through the news-
papers,, but every - automobile
owner in the city has been furn
ished, by mail, with a copy of the
traffic laws of the city, and every
reasonable chance has been hlv
en them to comply with the laws;
yet it seems that the appeals of
the Police Department have not
had the effect It was hoped they
I therefore deem it my duty to
request, on the part of the police
department, a strict enforcement
of the traffic laws of this city.
You will at your earliest con
venience place on the force a
motorcycle policeman, with in
structions to arrest every person
found violating the law. The '
speeding and reckless driving
has become .intolerable and dan
gerous, and must be stopped. I
feel sure that the law abiding
people of this city will aid us in
this endeavor to enforce the law.
such accidents as the one which hap
pened last night. Speed cravers must
be eliminated. Every motor car own
er and licensed driver in Columbia
has been sent a copy of the traffic
rules. Notices have been published
in the newspapers, many persons have
been warned by the chief of police
and his force, asking them to comply
with the traffic laws. Some continue
to violate them, thus disregarding the
measures we have taken to avoid ac
cidents. Now we have enough of such
violations of the rules and we expect
to make every man who violates the
rules pay a penalty."
"The only soIuUon for the city now
is to employ a traffic policeman and
furnish him with a motorcycle," Is
the opinion of John L. Whitesides,
chief of police. "With the four mem
bers of the police force we have at
the present time it is impossible for
the traffic rules to be enforced as
they should be. Two of our men are
on duty during the day time and two
at night. Rigid enforcement of the
traffic rules Is absolutely essential
and this can only be done by the use
of a motorcycle policeman."
Mayor Boggs instructed Chief
Whitesides to obtain a traffic police
man at once. The chief expects to
eiqploy a man who will enforce the
rules rigidly without showing any
preference. He is ready to receive
applications for this position.
Mrs. Mary Metcalf, who was in the
accident last night vras unconscious
for a few minutes after being-thrown
from the automobile driven by Robert
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