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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1917.
II NEXTDRAFT CALL
Columbia Draft Board Is-V
sued Orders to 62 Men
TO REPORT SEPT. 20
No Negroes Will Be in Sec
ond Increment to Leave
The local draft board started today
to prepare the list of the sixty two
men. excluding negroes, who will leave
Columbia September 21 for Camp Fun
stop as the second Increment from
Borne County for the national armv.
A telegram from Adjutant General
McCo-il was icceived th. morning
verifying the tenatlve instructions re
ceived here Wednesday.
The men who will compose this
second increment will not be named
as they are liable for service. Sheriff
"Whitesides explained this morning.
The board has received ten or twelve
letters from farmers who arc In the
first draft who ask that they be ex
empted until they have gathered their
crops. These men will be exempted
until the second draft
o Arrangement Yet For Neirros.
When it was pointed out that this
was against the regulations for the
local board to exempt men on oc
cupational grounds, as this was en
tirely In the hands of the district
board at Joplln. Sheriff Whitesides
said that he had talked the problem
over with the members of the board
there and that they had advised him
to make the exemptions.
Xegroes will not be included in this
list as they will be held until ar
rangements can be made for a special
camp. These two facts mean that a
number of men who would have been
In later increments will be sent with
the second allotment.
More Appeals Are Filed.
A carbon copy of a letter sent by
the district board to the adjutant gen
eral was received here this morning
requesting that the name of Dorsey
Glenn be taken from the certified list
as ready for service, as Glenn was
discharged by the board on the
grounds of dependents. Glenn had
asked the district board to discharge
him on occupational grounds as a
farmer before he had filed claim with
the local board on the grounds of
dependents. The occupational claim
Two notices of appeals to the dis
trict board from the action of the local
board were filed today. The claims
were by Silas W. Moss of 311 Thilly
avenue, Columbia, and Leroy C. Mc
Lewis of Hallsville.
The board has written a letter to
Post Wheeler, American charge d'
affaires at Toklo, requesting him to
appoint two physicians to give Frank
King the physical examination.
The names of the sixty-two follow:
Ellis Edward Robert
Oliver It. Brunton
Charles Marcus 'Fox
John Barclay Smith
Chester James Pollock
Seth Raymond Whitfield
William E. McDonnell
Cecil Fuller Crane
Carl William Arnold
Paul Chinn Elliott
William Leroy Cook
Wallace P. Gibbs
John Cleveland Ridgeway.
Turner Franklin Hawkins
Francis Grady Hale
Charles Sewell Harrell
Arthur Cecil Fay
John X. Taylor, Jr.
Ora Washington Adkins
William H. Bennett
Albert William Mejer
Winfred Alvin Turner
James Swanstone, Jr.
Lazelle Seymour Shockley
Roy RiggS Easley
Jess Albert Hamilton
Leslie C. Valentine
Henry F. Menke
Brice Edwards, Jr.
Grover Stanley Owens
John W. Bryant
Freddy W. Mustain
Walter W. Enochs
William Edward Rallton
Louie James Williams
Edwfn F. Hudson
Ernest H. Stewart
Charles A. Sprague
Charles Cecil Ronlmous
George F. King
Durwood Long Sapp
Marshall H. Brlgham
Grover Cleveland Kldwell
Roy Ray Green
Raymond R. Palmer
William E. Rice
Frank Leslie Barton
William Henry Perkins
DRAFT FRAUD IS UNCOVERED.
St Joseph and Buchanan County Of
ficials Are Implicated.
By Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 14. Fraud
j under the selective draft law which Is
said to involve a dozen officials In St.
Joseph and Buchanan counties have
been uncovered, Francis Wilson, Unit
ed States district attorney, announc
ed today. A large number of exempt
Ions for physical disability leu to the
sending of secret service officials to
St. Joseph County.
One man who wished to escape the
draft is reported to have confessed
that it cost him $250 for his release.
The man was said to be fit for service
in every way. Other disclosures led
operatives to county offices where It
is reported they found $800 which
secret service men believe was obtain
ed by the same means.
3fnny Offers of Positions. Come
Dean F. B. .Mumford.
"Can you recommend three young
men for teachers In agriculture In the
state of Vermont. Salary $1,100."
This is a copy of a telegram receiv
ed recently by F. B. Mumford, dean of
the University of Missouri College of
Argiculture. It is a sample of letters
and telegrams which he receives daily.
The demand for Missouri men trained
at Missouri's College of Argiculture
Every day the requests for men
trained In some branch of agriculture
are received by Dean Mumford. Some
times one man is wanted and some
times several men are wanted. The
demand for men and women trained
In agriculture is considerably larger
than the supply. Hundreds of men and
women have obtained positions thru
these requests. Eeven the lowest
salaries are usually higher than those
paid to beginners in other professions
Frequently graduates of the College
of Agriculture receive from $1,200 to
$1,800 a year in the beginning.
New positions for agricultural
workers are opening continuously.
The demand for teachers in agricultur
al schools and high schools is strong.
The commercial field is requiring
more and more techanically trained
agricultural workers and various
branches of state and government
activity are requiring men and women
who have received agricultural train
Men and women who have had farm
experience and who have also re
ceived technical training from an
agricultural school have unusual op
portunities for good positions. Gradu
ates of the Missouri College of Agri
culture are in special demand.
WATERMELONS AT THE T. M. C. A.
Freshmen Will Enjoy a Feast There
A "watermelon feast" to welcome
new students to the University will
be given in the lobby of the Y.,M. C.
A. Building tomorrow evening. Coach
H. F. Schulte will give a brief talk on
the prospects for the 1D17 Tiger foot
Tonight the V. M. C. A. will have a
reception for all students in the Uni
versity who come from foreign lands.
Ben Yapp, of Honolulu, Hawaii, will
give a short ukulele program.
All freshmen in the University are
Invited to tomorrow night's meeting
and all foreign students tonight.
CODY REED HELD FOR TRIAL
Girl Charged With Bobbery Bound
Orer to Circuit Court.
Cody Reed, charged with robbing
the Fenton Restaurant, on North
Eighth street onthe night of Septem
ber 3, was bound over to the Circuit
Court on $500 bond in Judge John S.
Bicknell's court 'ft,'8 afternoon. Miss
Reed was defended by J. L. Stephens
her preliminary trial. She did not
Government Takes Steps to
Restore Economic and
PETROGRAD IS CALM
Surrender of Korniloff Is
Still Awaited Fate of
General at Issue.
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Sept 13. (delayed)
Although the revolution can not be
considered finally ended until after
the announcement that General Korni
loff has actually surrendered, the
capital and country already show
signs of recovering their composure
and are adopting a new process of
The provisional government is tak
ing necessary measures to. restore the
interrupted economic and social life.
Although the fundamental difficult
ies which inspired General Korniloffs
rebellion still remain, hopes are ex
pressed that the cabinet, which is now
under reconstruction, in 'the future
will show greater vigor and decision.
Petrograd has entirely recovered its
calm, a remarkable effect of the sup
pression of the revolution being that
the rush of civilians from the capital
caused by the fall of the Baltic sea
port of Riga has ceased and the rail
way stations have recovered their
KornllofPs Fate In Doubt.
By Associated Press "
"WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. General
Korniloffs punishment seems one of
the points concerned in the formation
of the new Russian cabinet. Unoffici
al reports today indicated that Pre
mier Kerensky was determined to In
flict a heavy penalty upon the. revolt
ing general as a warning against
future uprisings, but certain elements
of the Constitutional Democrats, and
even many leaders of the Council of
"Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates,
Kerensky's closest political friends,
It Is considered probable that one
early move of the new government
may be to abolish the Duma, which
has given some evidence of favoring
a return to the monarchy and oppos
ing any democratic reforms.
Korniloff General Tries Suicide.
By Associated Press
I PETROGRAD, Sept. 13, (delayed).
After being received by Premier
Kerensky at the "Winter. Palace and
being Informed of the fate which
awaited him. General Krulmoll. com
mander of the Korniloff troops sent
against Petrograd, returned to his
lodging place tonight and shot him
self. The general's wounds are not
OFFICIAL INQUIRY BY SWEDEN
Minister of Justice to Find Ont About
By Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 14. An official
statement by the Swedish government,
telegraphed to the correspondent of
the Central News Agency at Stock
holm, announces that O. A. H. Ewer
loef, secretary of the Swedish minis
try of foreign affairs, has been given
a leave of absence from the foreign
office and has placed himself at the,
disposal of the minister of justice
with the-object of assisting in the
special investigation in connection
with the Swedish-Argentinan revela
tions. 33 MORE I. W. W. ARRESTED
Douglas Ariz, Police Hold Those
from Columbus Camp.
By Associated Press
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept 14. Thirty
three men from the Columbus, N. M.,
camp of men deported from Bisbee,
Ariz., last July were arrested here
today by the dejmty sheriff when they
arrived here on their way to Bisbee.
The arrests were made at- the re
quest of Sheriff "Wheeler of Bisbee.
This brings the total of I. "W. W. ar
rests yesterday and today to seventy
three. GUARD THE GERMAN SHIPS
Uruguay Hears of Plans to Sink the
By Associated Press
-MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay. Sept. 14.
Uruguay marines today boarded all
the German xhins In trip hnrhnr hpri
the government having heard of plans
to sink the vessels.
Bomb Invented by Dr. Da
vidson Has Been Accept
ed for War Use.
HURLS BURNING OIL
Inventor Says New Instru
ment Is Now Being Used
Dr. C. O. Davidson, who has offices
in the Miller Building, has designed
an aerial oil bomb which win throw
burning oil for more than a quarter of
a mile and has had it accepted by the
United States Government. Doctor
Davidson says that this bomb is now
being used by the Italians against the
Austrians at Trieste.
Doctor Davidson has a model of this
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low It works and why It Is superior to
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this line. One bomb, he says will do
as much destruction as 10,000 men in
the trenches. The bomb is made of
galvanized iron of two cones, one long
and one short, put end to end. On the
sides are four "fins" made turbin
shape to make it fall in a straight line
when dropped from a balloon or air
plane. The bomb is filled with gasoline and
crude oil, the oil being heavier goes
to the bottom. In the center of the
short cone is a hole for the partridge,
which is set off when the bomb hits
the ground. The impact caused by
hitting the ground also causes the
gasoline to come to the bottom of the
bomb where it is ignited by the cart
ridge, the bomb explodes and the burn
ing oil is thrown in all directions.
Must Keep Explosives Secret.
The composition of the explosivts
are a secret and Dr. Davidson has had
U. S. TO
MAN'S OIL EXPLOSIVE
instructions from Washington to seeffurniture would go out tomorrow aft
that no one learns them.
When war was declared Doctor
Davidson devoted his attention to the
making of the oil bomb, having read
in the Scientific American that the
efforts of the Germans had met with
no success. That was seven months
ago. He read of what other inventors
were attempting and decided that the
Germans were using chemicals of too
great explosive power. He found an
old coffee pot,and began experiment
ing. The Germans were using gas
bombs but explosives carried the gas
through the air so rapidly that the
flames were extinguished. His in
vention with its modified chemicals
carries the oil through the air and
when it strikes, becomes a mass of
It was originally Intended that the
bombs should be dropped from air
planes and ballons and devices were
made for releasing them by time fus
es and levers. Recently the doctor in
vented a casing for the bombs so that
they can be fired from trench mortars.
Doctor Davidson has letters from
Howard E. Coffin, who is in charge of
the air craft production board of the
National Council of Defense, other
members of the defense council.
f Champ Clark, Senators William J.
Stone and James Reed and many other
Washington officials In regard to his
invention. He was notified that his
Invention had been accepted through
One Bomb Costs ? 18.
The bombs that are used by the
Government will contain 60, 80, 10 and
5 gallons of oil and gasoline. A 60
gallon bomb costs $11 while the dry
bomb of about'the same size which'
does not do the same amount of de
struction cost $18 and the ordinary
hand grenade costs $9.
The advantages of the oil bomb over
the dry bomb "is that a person can be
within twenty feet of a dry bomb ex
plosion and not be hurt as the shrap
nel is thrown upwards. When the oil
bomb strikes the ground and explodes
it throws oil In all directions, and sets
aflame anything that the oil strikes,
The turbine shaped fins cause the
bomb to wbjrle thus throwing the oil
like a pin wheel throws sparks.
The oil bomb is not Doctor David
son's first Invention. When a young
man he patented a nose and throat
atomiser. In 1881 h'e desrfned a potato
digger and a fruit picker, both of
which he sold to a manufacturer. In
1887 he Invented a tire tightener for
vehicle wheels which are now sold all
over the United States. In 1891 he in
vented two surface cattle guards. " In
1894 he patented a device for dehorn
ing cattle, which is still extensively
used and in 1905 he invented a port-
fi1'r0rnS,oInra,'l!l aml y'dnlty: Generally
SlJleHaturdaT "' mlag Dn
For Missouri: Partly cloudy tonleht
warmer south and east central portions.
The tropical storm apparently Is mov
ing northward and entering the fiulf of
Meilco. Rain continues In Alibama.
i.eorcia, Horlda, and South Carolina.
Light showers tell during the past 24
houre from northwestern Tex.is north
westward orer Colorado. Wyoming, Mon
tana, Washington, and Oregon. There alo
was a light fall of rain In Michigan. Fair
and warm weather has prevailed In the
middle western grain states and western
In Columbia mild weather will con
tinue for the next 30 hours, becoming more
or less unsettled during the latter half.
yesterdays' tftiSSgl tg
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a uc Alumnae
Sun rises today, 5:49 a. m. Pun sets
7:20 p. m.
Moon rises 4:10 a. m.
The Temperature of Toda.v.
7 a. m 65 11 a. m 7S
8 a. m C7 12 m 79
9 a. m 71 1 p. m SI
10 a. m 76 2 p. m 81
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Dr. Davidson said that he had not
yet decided what he would next in
vent as he wanted to do his bit in
helping end the war by Inventing an
instrument of destruction which would
make the Grmans quit.
AGRICULTURE BOARD IS MOVING
Jewell Mayes Expects to Open Offices
In Capital Next Week.
T"he removal of the State Board of
Agriculture from Columbia to Jeffer
son City began today. Workmen were
busy at the office of Jewell Mayes,
secretary of the board, in the Agricul
ture Building, all day, crating office
furniture and preparing files, bulle
tins and mimeograph machines for
Secretary Mayes said late this aft
ernoon that he was practically cer
tain that the first car load of office
ernoon, and the second one would
probably go the first of the week.
"We hope to be ready to continue our
work in Jefferson City just as soon
as possible, perhaps by next week,"
said Secretary Mayes.
The removal of the board to Jef
ferson City comes as a result of Gov
ernor Gardner's idea of having all the
state offices located in the new state
"SHOULD SERVE CORNBREAD"
R. Makes a Suggestion
Editor Daily Missourian:
As a friend, patron and well
wisher of the new Daniel Boone Tav
ern, I want to suggest an addition to
its excellent bill of fare. Corn bread
and buttermilk should be served every
day. These items would appeal to a
vast majority of the hotel's patrons
and not add greatly to the cost of the
meal, being among the least ex
pensive foods. True, this hunch may
not meet approval of the "high
brows," but I am sure It will start ap
plause in the gallery.
The very idea of a "Daniel Boone
Tavern" not serving corn bread Is In
congruous. Missouri has the corn,
Columbia has the cooks and the pub
lic will supply the consumers.
Delicious muffins, hot bread cut in
squares, or corn cakes, on the menu
will do more to popularize the Inew
hotel than all the fancy dishes that
can be devised. L. H. R.
FAMINE IN SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
Strike Has Paralyzed Business and
By Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 14.
What amounts to a food famine in
some sections of this city, where gro
cery stores are closed and many lines
of industry are paralyzed, has result
ed from a strike of 8,000 men and
women of almost all trades. Governor
Lowden said nothing definite toward
a settlement of the trouble had been
EPISCOPALIAN AID TO EUROPE
Prelates of Church to Send $500,000
to Their Churchmen In Trenches.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14. Prelates
of the Protestants Episcopal Church,
gathered here today to organize a
war commission, decided to raise
$500,000 and send a bishop to Europe
at Once to look after Episcopalians In
the trenches and camps.
SAN GABRIELE TOP
Fortified Hill of Dol and
Gargaro Basin Also Taken,
Embassy at Washington
MADE THUS FAR
Positions Taken at Heavy
Loss toN Victors Other
Vantage Points of Aus
trians Are Threatened.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. Italian
troops have taken from the Austro
Hungarians the fortified hill of Dol
and the Gargaro Basin and now oc
cupy the slope and top of Monte San
Gabriele after severe fighting.
The Italian embassy, in announcing
the capture, said that it is the great
est victory gained by the Italian
forces since their entrance Into the
The capture of all Austro-Hun-garian
positions on Monte San Ga
briele is expected to be a matter of
hours. Fighting near the forests of
Tarnovo was very severe, as the
Austrians had assembled enormous
amounts of artillery. Positions were
taken by Infantry attacks with heavy
losses by the Italians.
The battle has been raging for
twenty days. Last week the Austrians
shifted from the defensive to the of
fensive, using masses of their best
troops. The loss of San Gabriele will
mean fox the Austrians, the embassy
said, the loss of all vantage points
against the Girizla plains and the
RECENT SALES TOTAL S32.6C4
Real Estate in City and Boone County
Real estate transfers in Columbia
and Boone County for the last seven
days total $32,664, according to deeds
filed with John L. Henry, recorder.
The largest single transfer was a
100-acre farm, four miles southeast of
Sturgeon, valued at $8,000, sold to
Perry Redd by Harrison M. Cox. The
deed was filed yesterday.
The largest transfer in Columbia
was the $7,000 sale of lots 9 and10,
in Conley's subdivision. Charles
Sheckelsworth sold a lot on , First
street at Spencer to A. J. Arnold for
May T. Woods bought 83 acres of
land for $4,000 from John W. Kelstler.
This farm is in the northwestern part
of the county. H. A. La Rue sold his
home on Rosemary lane to Ellas J.
Durand for $5,000.
Sixty acres of land, five miles outh
of Ashland, were sold to Mary E. Da
vis by W. A. Rybolt for $1,400. D. W.
Wilhite sold a lot at Ash street and,
Garth avenue to William M. Harvey
PAY FOR PRESS AID, NEVER!
Government Buys from. Everybody
Except the Newspapers.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. Secre
tary McAdoo's statement to the Sen
ate Finance Committee on the War
Credits Bill indicated that 'a paid
newspaper advertising campaign for
the next Issue of Liberty Loan bonds,
advocated by publishers' associations,
will not be adopted.
Limited newspaper advertising at
the most Is probable. Secretary Mc
Adoo stated. "It may be necessary to
use some alvertlslng," he said, "but
I do not know whether it will be in
newspapers or In some other form."
MRS. D. B. SWEEZER TO ASYLUM
Court Orders Columbia Woman Sent
Mrs. D. B. Swcezer, about 50 years
old, who lives two miles east of Co
lumbia, was adjudged insane by the
Boone County Court and was ordered
to be taken to the state asylum at
Fulton after she had been taken ia
custody by the police, near the Colum
blt High School where she was creat
ing a disturbance. Sheriff Whitesides
took her to Fulton thisWternooh.
According to the police, Mrs. Sweez
er's mind has been affected for some
time. Recently her 9-year-old daugh
ter was takerffrom her. Mrs. Sweexer
was crying for her daughter when she
was found by the police.