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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1917.
E OCT. 17
State Society of Women of
Confederacy Will Meet
at Christian Church.
A THREE-DAY SESSION
Mrs. S. C. Hunt, Local Pres
ident, Has Appointed Con
One of the largest women's organ
izations in the state, the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, which
has chapters in practically every city
of importance in the state, will hold
Its annual convention in Columbia
October 17, 18 and 19. The Columbia
chapter, which is headed by Mrs. S.
C Hunt, his been busy for several
months making plans for the state
meeting and has arranged a full pro
gram for the delegates' three-day visit
to Columbia. One hundred and forty
delegates will attend .the meeting.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
is composed of women descendants of
men who fought in the Civil War on
the side of the Confederacy and the
MUsouri organization is part of a na
tional organization which has chap
ters in nearly every state in the
Union. The purposes of the organiza
tion are to care for Confederate vet
erans, to celebrate anniversaries of
well known Confederate heroes and to
educate children of Confederate sol
diers. The 140 delegates who will at
tend the convention in Columbia will
come as representatives 'of thousands
of women throughout the state.
The sessions of the convention will
be held in the auditorium of the Chris
tian Church. Definite arrangements
for the entertainment of the delegates
have not been perfected as et, but it
Is expected that there will be a re
ception on Wednesday night, October
16, a prize essay contest on Thursday
night, October 17, and business ses
sions on the three days. The conven
tion next month will be the first Con
federate convention held here for
twenty yfcars, the last one being the
Confederate veterans' meeting held
here in 1S97. Mrs. C. B. Faris of
Jefferson City is president of the
State U. D. C. and will preside at all
the sessions of the Columbia meeting.
Mrs. S. C. Hunt, president of the
Columbia chapter, has appointed the
following committees to have charge
of the different lines of activity of
the convention: Mrs. S. H. Levy,
chairman of the hospitality commit
tee; Mrs. Sode Smith, chairman of
the entertainment committee; Mrs. T.
S. Sutton, chairman of the reception
committee; Mrs. Bernard C. Hunt,
chairman of the finance committee,
and Mis3 Myrtle Parker, chairman of
the music committee.
There are sixty members in the
Columbia chapter of the U. D. C.
.MEXICANS MARRIED HERE TODAY
State and Church Ceremonies Per
formed This Morning.
An interpreter and two ceremonies
were required today when Pilar Gon
salez, 27 years old, of McBaine was
married to Miss Manuela Gonsalez, 22
years old, of Boonville.
'As soon as the recorder's office was
opened this morning, Gonsalez, his
bride-to-be and several Mexican
friends were on hand. Through an
interpreter Gonsalez told Recorder
John L. Henry that he desired to get
a license and that he wished to be
married by church and state officials,
as is the custom in Mexico.
Judge James F. Stockton of the
Boone County Court had just arrived
to attend the session of the County
Court and consented to perform the
state ceremony. He did this through
As soon as the state ceremony was
over the couple went to the Catholic
Church, where the church ceremony
was performed by Father F. J. Lloyd.
Gonsalez and his bride are second
GIRLS SEW FOR RED CROSS
Two Hundred Pieces Made at Chris
tian College Friday Evening.
The first social event at Christian
College was held Friday night by the
Y W C. A. The invitations read:
"Sister Susie sews shirts for soldiers
tonight in the College Library. Every
body come." They came and sewed
with war time enthusiasm on sleeves
and pockets for hospital shirts. More
than 200 finished pieces were sent to
the Columbia Red Cross headquarters
as a contribution from the evening's
work. Many of the college girls had
brought their knitting bags with them,
so that there were many groups of
Opening Convocation Wednesday.
The opening convocation of the
first semester of the University will
be held In the Auditorium at 11
o'clock Wednesday morning. Profes
sors, associate professors, assistant
professors and instructors will as
semble in academic dress at 10:45
o'clock in the office of Secretary J.
G Babb. President Hill will make an
CHARGES ARMY SELLING TRUST
Mule Dealers File Suits For About
3 Million Dollars.
Br Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Sept 17. Two
suits for damages, totaling J2.940.000
were filed In the Circuit Court today
by attorneys representing D. H. Rob
ertson and Frank Thompson, mule
dealers, against the Guyton, Herring
ton Mule Company, The Stock Yards
Horse and Mule Company, the Kan
sas City Commission Company and
others. The main charge of the
plaintiffs is that the defendants have
maintained a combine since November,
1914, excluding the plaintiffs from the
marketing of their horses and prevent
ing them from selling animals, to the
British Army. A British army officer
Is named as a defendant. The com
plaint filed also states that many of
the horses offered by the plaintiffs
were rejected unconditionally by the
WAR WORKERS STRIKE
25,000 Metal and Iron La
borers Quit Work in Cal
Ity Associated Tress
SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 Ap
proximately 25,000 iron workers. and
metal trades mechanics engaged in
war emergency construction in San
Francisco and Bay City struck today,
following rejection of their demands
for a 50 per cent increase in wages.
The walkout in more than 100 plants
was carried out without a hitch, it
Hasty eleventh-hour efforts to avert
the strike by representatives of the
construction companies and the
United States Shipping Board failed.
The proposal to arbitrate on a basis
of alO per cent increase offered had
been rejected by the conference com
mittee of the Iron Trades Council,
representing twenty-flffve unions, on
whose authority the strike was called.
The walkout affects more than
$130,000,000 in government ship build
ing and engine construction and 'au
tomatically ties up other construction
TO MAKE NEWSPAPERS PAY
House Conferees Insist on Second
Class Mail Rate Advance.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. Progress
of the conferees on the War Tax Bill
slowed down today as more Important
business occupied the attention of
Congress. House conferees stood out
strong for a second class mail rate
increase. As a compromise the con
ferees considered the plan indorsed by
the PostodTice Department to increase'
rates only on the advertising portions
of newspapers and periodicals.
Although some urged greater war
profit taxes than those now imposed,
no decision on this question had been
reached and it was reliably stated
that the conferees had definitely con
cluded to limit the House recom
mendation to 10 per cent, tariff in
crease and to strike out the House
clause estimated to raise six million
dollars from an Inheritance tax.
SCHOOL 'FUND APPORTIONED
Columbia "Will Get- $10,S35 of the
The apportionment of the school
fund for 1917-18 was announced today
by County Treasurer George F.
Thomson. The total amount is $37,
032.97, of which the Columbia schools
will receive $10,835.75. The ninety
seven districts in the county, exclud
ing the schools of corporate towns,
will receive $5,992.99.
Centralia will get $2,682.29; Stur
geon, $1,621.23; Rocheport, $630.16;
Ashland, $420.91, and Harris, $1,264.02.
The school fund is made up of $18,
135.S0 from the state, $5,992.99 from
interest on the public school fund,
$9,725.98 from the general school fund
derived from railroad tax and $994.75
from the building school fund, also
from the railroad tax.
FREIGHT TIED UP IX YARDS
Strike Prevents Moving of Cars
By Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 17. Little
freight is being moved from this city
and reports declare that the railway
yards are clogged with an excessive
number of cars, due to the strike of
the freight handlers and freight
clerks. Some union representatives
today stated that many of the switch
men were ordered back to work yes
terday by John Bannon of St. Louis,
vice-president of the Railway Train
men's Union, because they had not
given the railways thirty days notice.
Ret. G. G. Crozler to speau luesuay.
The Rev. G. G. Crozier, M. D. of
Turn. Assam, who has for many ears
served as a missionary, will speak on
his work in Assam Tuesday night at
the Baptist Church. The public is In
vited. Accused of Driving Without Lights
The case of Jabe Sublett, who was
arrested September 12 on East Walnut
street on a charge of driving a car
without lights, was being tried before
Judge Edwards this afternoon.
HON) COIB BIS
TO ATTEi MEETING
State Highway Engineer to
Also Be in Columbia on
MANY ARE EXPECTED
Work on Old Trails Road in
Missouri Started in Min-
A. C. McKibbin, secretary of the
state highway commission, with other
members of the board, and A. W.
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in Columbia October 6, it was on'
nounced in Jefferson City Saturday.
This meeting has been (filled to work
out plans for completing the Old
Trails Road across Missouri. Repre
sentatives from every point along the
road from Kansas City to St. Louis
will be in attendance.
The first work in the 1917 campaign
to complete the Old Trails Road, the
cross-state highway between Kansas
City and St. Louis, was started in the
Mineola road district last week when
a gang of laborers began to clear the
right of way for the new road which
is to eliminate the famous Mineola
Hills, the worst spot on the great
trans-continental highway, says a
correspondent of the Kansas City Star.
It is hero that the first convict road
camp in Missouri is to be established.
This will be an accomplished fact
within the next two or three weeks,
according to advices from Jefferson
An S-mile Link.
The road construction here embraces
an 8-mile link in the cross-state high
way, the Mineola road district having
otcd bonds with which to build the
highway. The work is being done un
der the supervision of the state high
way department, which means that
every dollar put into the road by the
Mineola district will be matched by a
dollar from state and federal aid.
In charge of the actual construction
there is William E. Barnes, formerly
county, highway engineer of Clay
County. Mr. Barnes will be remember
ed in Clay County and Kansas for the
work he did in the Clay County rock
road cam pain c a little more than a
To Be PaTed With Gravel.
The road through the Mineola Hills
is to be muilt of gravel and the cost
will not exceed $5,000 a mile, accord
ing to the estimates of A. W". Graham,
state highway engineer. Gravel had
been used in road construction with
great success m St. Louis County ac
cording to A. C. McKibbin, secretary
and member of the state highway com
mission, who has studied the Mineola
situation carefully. For travel such
a3 will be carried on, the Old Trails
Road in this county, it is said by Mr.
McKibbin, the maintenance of a gravel
road will not exceed $50 to $100 a mile
yearly. This is based on what it has
actually cost St. Louis County to
maintain its gravel roads. "A gravel
road is better than a water bound
macadam road," Mr. McKibbin said.
Convicts to Work October 1.
Grading on the Mineola Road began
today. And it is expected to have the
8-mile stretch completed so that the
convicts can bo put to work on the
actual road construction nob -late-than
October 1. Considerable blast
ing will have o be done In clearing
the new rok bed and rock drills are
to 'be sent here from the state prison
at Jefferson City for that work.
As scon as the convicts get there and
go to work moving pictures of their
activities will be made. The road
camp in all Its details will be shown
in the pictures, which will be exhibit
ed throughout the state in order that
other Missouri counties can see what
may be accomplished by convict labor.
J. 0. ROBNETT TO WEST POINT
Columbia Boy With Co. F Will
East After Visit Here.
James O. Robnett, a student of the
University last year, who is a mem
ber of Company F of the Missouri
National Guard, now stationed at Ne
vada, has received a telegram from
Congressman Shackleford telling him
of his appointment as principal can
didate to West Point. Mr. Robnett
will receive his discharge soon and
will return to visit his parents at 1509
East Broadway in a few days. He I
will attend a Government military
school somewhere in the East prepar
atory to his entering West Point
Dean Williams On Program.
Dean Walter Williams of the School
of Journalism is on the program of
the meeting of the Missouri Press As
sociation to be held in St. Louis Thurs
day and Friday of this week. Trips
to Jefferson Barracks and to the
new State Capital at Jefferson City
will be made by the editors.
31. 31. Crouch to a Sanatorium.
The Boone County Court today
granted permission to Milton M.
Crouch of Columbia to be admitted in
the state sanatorium at ML Vernon.
UP TO NOON TODAY
Total for First Day Expected
to at Least Equal That
NEW SYSTEM USED
No Idea as to Total Enroll
ment Yet Possible on Ac
count of Changes.
With 1,175 students registered for
the 1917-18 school year at the Uni
versity of Missouri at noon today, in-
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dications at 4 O clock this afternoon
were that the total registration for
the first day this year will equal, if
not excel, the registration for the
first day last year.
A total of 1,792 students registered
the first day last year. This means
that this number of students had paid
their fees and handed in their course
cards, ready for class work. It is
expected that several hundred mora
than the total number registered to
day will have paid their fees, but not
registered on account of the rush, as
is always the case.
"The t6tal registration the first
day does not have any bearing on the
number of students that will attend
school this year," said President A.
Ross Hill this afternoon. "The num
ber that register the first day de
pends on the smoothness with which
the registration machinery moves and
the number that can be handled. Sev
eral changes have been made in the
system this year. Whether it will ac
celerate or make slower the registra
tion work remains to be seen."
The departments that will feel the
effect of the war most this jear are
the School of Law, the College of Ag
riculture and the College of Arts and
Science. The School of Law will feel
the war worse on account of the large
number of men who secured commis
sions in the national army in compar
ison to the relative number of stu
dents. An increase in the number of stu
dents in the School of Business and
Public Administration is expected this
year, with a slight increase also in
the School of Medicine. The attend
ance in the School of Journalism, the
School of Engineering, School of Ed
ucation and the Graduate School are
expected to be only slightly affected,
if any, by the war.
The usual long lines of students
were in evidence in front of Academic
Hall early this morning waiting for
the opening of the doors for the pay
ment of fees. Much of the former
confusion and crowding in the corri
dors was eliminated, however, by the
new arrangement whereby the stu
dents got their course cards and com
pleted their registration in the new
The first-floor corridor of the libra
ry building was sectioned off for the
various departments, the names of the
departments being displaced on cards
above the tables. The deans of the
various departments were also sta
tioned in the library building, for an
swering questions as to courses and
arranging the schedules of upper
classmen. Less of the confusion and
disorder prevalent in former years
was noticed, most students having
little trouble to find their way by
means of the printed directions.
The first day of registration closed
at 5 o'clock this afternoon. The doors
will be open at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning for the second day. Regis
tration will close at 5 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon and classwork will
start at 8 o'clock Thursday morning.
Opening convocation will be held in
the auditorium at 11 o'clock Wednes
BISHOP AT A LIQUOR MEETING
St lonls Retailers To Ask Quayle To
Talk at Convention.
By Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17. John Pemsa,
president of the St Louis Retail
Liquor Dealers' Association, said to
day that he would Invite Bishop
Quayle of the Methodist Episcopal
Church to deliver an address and make
a prayer at the next' meeting of the
association October 14. He made this
statement after learning that Bishop
Quayle in a sermon here yesterday
said he never had been Invited to make
an address or give a prayer at a liquor
convention but that he had a prayer
all ready if such an invitation should
First. Chapel Service at Christian.
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at Christian College will be held at 101
o'clock tomorrow morning In Dorsey
Memorial Hall. Several short talks
will be made. Miss Anna Laura John
son, new head of the vocal department,
and Robert J. White, new head of the
violin department, each will give a
3Irs. Mattle Shears to 3Iarry.
A marriage license was issued this
afternoon by County Recorder John
L. Henry to Oscar Dudlng of Ottawa,
Kan., and Mrs.
Mattie Shears of, Co-
lor Columbia anil Vicinity: Renerally
fair tonight and Tuesday; not much
ihnnce In temperature.
For Missouri: Fair tonlfht and probably
Tuesday: slightly warmer extreme north
east portion tonight.
The weather is more or less unsettled
and stormv In the Oulf of Meiico and
across noit.nern Mexico Including the Klo
Grande Valley to the South Pacific Ocean
but in the United States and souther'.
Canada nearly Ideal autumn conditions pre
vail. Showers during the past 24 hour nere
confined to relatively small areas in
Arkansas, Louisiana, the Texas Coast, und
two or three other widely sepanmd
Tempertures in the principal grain and
cotton regions approximate the early
Fair, pleasant weather will likely pre
vail in Columbia over Tuesday.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesery was SG degrees and the lowest
'Ist night wai CO; precipitation 000;
relative humidity 2 p.m. yesterday 33 per
cent- A J"ear "so yesterday the highest
temerature was 7G and the lowest 40;
precipii.tiion uuu nun.
Sun ri-.es today, 5flJ a. m. Sun sets,
7:15 p. in.
Moon sets 0:31 p. m.
The Temperature of Today.
7 a. m CO 11 a. m 76
S a. m C4 12 m 78
9 a. in C7 1 p. m 79
10 a. in 73 '2 p. m M)
SII DIE BJ WRECK
Ten or More Others Injured
in an Accident in Illinois
' Last Night.
I!y Associated Tress
AURORA, 111., Sept. 17. Six Iowa
stockmen were killed last night in a
rear-end collision on the Burlington
railroad near Earlville, 111., 45 miles
west of Aurora. Ten or more were
injured. The men who were killed
and most of those injured were in two
sleeping cars and a day car attached
to the rear of the stock train. A
merchandise train plowed through the
Patrolman Wilson of the Aurora
police force, who went to the scene
of the accident with Engineer Carlson
in an ambulance, in a report to" Chief
of Police McCarty today stated that
Carlson told him that he had been
"beating each block signal" by about
a minute from a point near Galesburg
to the place where the accident hap
pened, a distance of 80 miles. Keep
ing in the same block with the stock
train would insure the merchandise
train against being delayed by getting
a block signal, but would make it
difficult to avpid a collision if the
train ahead should be stopped ab
ruptly. The stock train was stopped
by a block signal and the wreck was
But Germany Tells Envoys
Not to Reveal Code Mes
sages to Sweden.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 17. Germany has
sent a note to Sweden, according to
the correspondent at Stockholm of
the Central News Agency, highly re
gretting the disagreeable issue raised
on account of Sweden transmitting
telegrams to Germany.
Germany says she is obliged to the
Swedish government for transmitting
ine messages, oui regrets mat ner
representatives in Argentina should
have sent the telegrams in the
phraseology they did.
The Nya Dagligt Allenhanda of
Stockholm, which printed the an
nouncement that Germany had sent
a note to Sweden, says the German
government has instructed all its rep
resentatives in ., foreign countries to
refuse to accede to any attempt
which may be made to force them to
reveal to the Swedish government the
contents of code messages which they
may submit to it
3IEETING AT T. 3f. f, A. TONIGHT
Hamilton and Rider Will Speak
Handbook Is Distributed.
All new students are urged fo attend
the open house at the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing at 7 o'clock tonight. Captain Paul
Hamilton of the Tiger football team
Captain Ncrris Rider of the track team
and Attorney Lee Walker will address
the men. Other meetings will be held
during the week.
The Y. M. G. A. Is distributing 1,500
handbooks to the students as they
register. The handbook, finished in
black with a large gold M on the front,
contains information on the various
student activities and a map of the
campus, making forty pages, excluding
the cover. Any students who register-
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receive one by calling at the Y. M. C.
Twelfth Night Club Gives Party.
The Twelfth Nlght.CIub gave a party
in the Christian College gymnasium to
the faculty and new students Saturday
night. The old girls were hostesses.
Thompson's orchestra played a pro
gram of dance music. The gymnasium
was decorated with the college colors
of blue and gold. Ice Cream and cake
Reorganization of Armies
Will Follow Alexieff s Ap
pointment. REBELLION MISTAKE
Feel Trouble Would Have
Been Avoided, by Proper
To Reorganize Russian Armies.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. General
Alexieffs appointment as supreme
commander of the Russian armies
will be followed by a general reor
ganization, in which old generals will
give place to new ones. The first
definite news of the reorganization
was received at the Russian embassy
Confidence of the troops is being
restored by the removal of the former
generals, the dispatch said, and the
situation is rapidly clearing.
The Korniloff uprising seems to
have been quelled without bloodshed,
and officials here find the government
now stronger than ever. The original
trouble might have been avoided,
Russians here feel, if the embassies
from Korniloff had been able to ex
plain the situation to the government,
and it is believed a mistake was made
in selecting the men to go between
Korniloff and the government.
TIGERS IX FIRST FALL PRACTICE
Jinny New Men Responded to Coack
Schulte's Call Today.
The first fall practice of the Tiger
football team was held on Rollins
Field at 3 o'clock this afternoon. In
answer to this first call Captain Paul
Hamilton, Bill Rider, Harry Viner,
Bill Collins, Slusher and "Chuck"
Wilson were among the first old men
to report. Coach Schulte was busy
with prospective Tigers, talking over
with them their qualifications for
places on the team and looking the
material over that he might form
some idea of what the Tiger chances
this fall would be.
The men who reported today were
put through a light practice throwing t
the ball and were all given suits and
assigned lockers in the gymnasium.
Schulte will continue his afternoon
football sessions during the remain
der of the season, the practice start
ing every afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
practice for a few weeks at least will
be open to the public.
DR. WALTER '3IILLER IN FRANCE
Former Dean of Graduate School Is
Now Located in Paris.
Word was received today by Mrs.
Walter Miller that Mr. Miller, dean of
the Graduate School of the Univer
sity, ha3 arrived safely In France. He
is now located at 31 Avenue Montaigne,
Doctor Miller was granted a leave of
absence from the University to enter
the war work of the Y. M. C. A. in
France. He probably will be station
ed with French troops near the front.
He sailed from New York September
WILL STOP JAY WALKING
No More Cutting of Corners on Broad
way WUI Be Allowed.
The intersections of Broadway
with streets running north and south
between Seventh and Tenth street,
inclusive, will be marked the latter
part of this week to prevent the cut
ting of corners by pedestrians. Tile
space for parking automobiles on
Broadway will also be marked Into
stalls at the same time, according to
Mayor James Boggs.
468 ACRES BRING $27,000.
31x8. Ella Smith Sells Farm Land to
H. II. and It, M. Tandy.
Mrs. Ella W. Smith last week sold
468 acres of land to H. H. and M. M.
Tajidy for $27,000. The land is north
west of Columbia, near the Howard
Mrs. Mary E. Divers sold two lots in
the north part of Columbia to Luther
W. Creasey for $600.
NO SUBMARINES NEAR U. S.
Navy Department Believes There Is
No Foundation for Report
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. The Navy
Department, after as complete an In
vestigation as possible, is satisfied
there Is no foundation for reports of
a hostile submarine off the coast of
G. W. Rutherford Leaves for Kansas.
Geddes W. Rutherford left this
morning for "Pittsburg, Kan., where-he '
will teach history and political sci
ence in the State Normal School. Mr.
Rutherford received the degree of
A.B. from the University of Missouri
in 1913 and his A.M. in 1915 from
Harvard, where he was also scholar
in government This summer Mr.
Rutherford has been spending at the
home of his brother, Dr. A. H. R.
Faircbild of the English department