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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917.
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LEAVES FOR CUP
Big Crowd Cheers and Whis
tles Blow as 62 Men De
ARE GIVEN TOBACCO
Men Due at Moberly at
Noon Will Reach Camp
The sun came out. whistles blew
and the big crowd cheered as the train
bearing Boone County second incre
ment of the draft quota, sixty-two
men, left the Wabash station this
morning for Camp Funston, Fort
Hundreds of relatives and friends
gathered at the Courthouse early this
morning, waiting for the roll call.
Frank Toder and W. E. McDonnell,
whom the men elected captains of the
group, called the roll shortly before
10 o'clock. Every man answered to
his name. The only change made was
to substitute William Joseph Allton
for William Leroy Cook. Mr. Allton
was an alternate, who wanted so
much to go at this time, that the lo
cal draft exemption board allowed
him to go in place of Mr. Cook, who
will now wait until October.
It was stated yesterday that Fred
Voder was one of the captains select
ed. Fred Yoder was drafted, but he
was transferred to South Carolina,
while Frank Yoder was elected a
Men Are Ghen Tobacco.
After roll call, members of the
Commercial Club gave each man a
dollar's worth of tobacco and a pipe,
for which business men had sub
scribed. More than $100 was raised
for the purpose.
A picture of the men was taken on
the east lawn of the Courthouse as
they were starting to the station.
They sang "Hang Kaiser Bill to a
Sour Apple Tree" as they marched
along Broadway and the boys seemed
cheerful after they got on the train,
in spite of the farewells with wives
and mothers who couldn't keep the
tears back. The sign displayed along
the side of a poach, "Berlin or Bust!
A Part of Boone County's Protest
Against Kaiserism," indicated their
The men had luncheon at Moberly.
From there a special train took them
to Kansas City, where they were, due
to arrive at 5:30 o'clock. They will
leave Kansas City at 7:30 o'clock and
reach Camp Funston at 11:30 o'clock
These Men Left Today.
The names of the men who left this
morning are as follows:
Grover Cleveland Kidwell
James James Hill
Roy Ray 'Green
Raymond R. Palmer
William E. Rice
Frank Leslie Barton
William Henry Perkins
John X. Taylor, Jr.
Ora Washington Adkins
William H. Bennett
Albert William Meyer
Winfred Alvin Turner
James Swanstone, Jr.
Lazelle Seymour Shockley
Roy Rlggs Easley
Jess Albert Hamilton
Leslie C. Valentine
Henry F. Menke
Bruce Edwards, Jr.
Grover Stanley Owens
John W. Bryant
Freddie W. Mustain
Walter W. Enochs
Ellis Edward Roberts
Julius Schatz ,
Charles Marcus Fox
Chester James Pollock
Seth Raymond Whitfield
William E. McDonnell
Cecil Fuller Crane
Carl William Arnold
Paul Chlnn Elliott
Wallace P. Gibbs
John Cleveland Ridgeway
Floyd P. Pearman
Charles Sewell Harrcll
Arthur Cecil Fay
William Edward Railton
i-ouls James Williams
Edward F. Hudson
Ernest H. Stewart
Charles A. Sprague
Charles Cecil Rominous
George F. King
Marshall H. Brigham
Elbert Roy Crump
Alfonso P. Steffens
Otis Grant Wilson
William Xathaniel Stark
William Joseph Allton
JACKS HEADS LOCAL CLUBS
Editor, In Xew Role, Will Attempt to
Rerhe Clnb Interest.
Harry S. Jacks, editor of the Herald-Statesman,
was elected secretary
of the Commercial Club and of the
Retail Merchants' Association at a
joint meeting of the directors held
at the Commercial Club rooms yes
terday afternoon. Mr. Jacks succeeds
Victor B. Jones, who was dratted and
left with the first contingent on Sep
tember 5. H. H. Daniels held the of
fice from September 5 until yesterday
"My first efforts will be to revive in
terest in the Commercial Club work,"
said Mr. Jacks. The weekly lunch
eons will begin next Thursday. The
place is not yet decided on,. but it is
probable that they will be held at the
.Daniel Boone Tavern. The topic for
discussion next Thursday will be the
Missouri Old Trails Association meet
ing to be held here October 6.
"The Retail Merchants' Association
has been a live force in the commu
nity, and I will endeavor to keep it
to its standard," said Mr. Jacks.
British Push Through Ger
man Line Over Six-Mile
Front in Belgium.
By Associated Press ,
LOXDOX, Sept. 21. Field Marshal
Haig in late reports regarding the
British offensive on the Belgian front
east of Ypres jesterday, declared the
British yroops pushed through the
German lines over a six-mile front and
that confirmation by detailed accounts
of the battle were being sent to the
British Bitterly Opposed at Ypres.
I!- Associated Press
BRITISH FROXT IX FRAXCE AND
BELGIUM, Sept. 21. During the night
the British offensive met with stub
born resistence in the Ypres district,
but possession was obtained of a large
area and several lines of German
General Alexieff Reported Out
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Sept. 21. General
Alexieff has resigned as chief of staff,
according to newspaper reports to
UMYERSITT HIGH OPEX MONDAY
Largest Attendance in History Is Pre
dieted By J. L. Meriam.
With 140 students enrolled to date
the new University High School will
begin regular class work Monday
despite the fact that the work of im
provement Incident to the transform
ation of Benton Hall into an in
stitution of learning is not completed.
J. L. Meriam, principal of the school
said today that the attendance this
year will be larger than ever before.
The usual registration for a year
numbers about 150 and this will be
increased this year when the students
from local rural schools and those
from a distance who will report late
arrive in the city.
Many former students will not at
tend this year, according to Doctor
Meriam. For the most part these are
young men from farms who are turn
ing their attention to agriculture in
response to the nation's call for in
creased production of foodstuffs.
The fact that the attendance will be
increased this term is due to a cam
paign among former students at the
instance of-Doctor Meriam to induce
their friends to come to Columbia
Among the men who were graduated
last spring who secured new students
was Herbert Schmidt of Augusta. He
obtained five new men. He is entered
in the University this year.
Nine of this year's students come
from the Grindstone rural district
Y. IV. C. A. TO HAVE VESPER TEA
Annual Entertainment Willjle Given
at Read Halt
Special music and readings have
been planned for the annual vesper
tea, which will be given by the Young
Women's Christian Association of the
University Sunday afternoon at Read
Hall. The tea was to have been held
in the Missouri Union Building, but
has been changed to Read Hall on ac
count of conflicting dates.
Miss F. Louise Nardin of the Eng
lish department will give readings
and Miss Ira Lightner will sing. Miss
Hazel Hoffman, president of the Y.
W. C. A., will lead the devotional ex
ercises. Members of the cabinet will
assist in serving after the program.
COUNTRY WOMEX KNIT FASTEST
Red Cross GaTe Out $50 Worth of
Yarn In Two Hours.
That the American soldiers will, not
lack knit garments is shown b the
demand for yarn at the Red Cross
headquarters. Mrs. E. A. Allen, who
has charee of the distribution of the
yarn, said that $50 worth was given
out yesterday in less than two hours.
The creaters demand comes irom
the women in the country, who knit so
fast that it is Impossible to keep them
supplied. The -yarn is bought whole
sale by the local chapter and given
nut free of charge to be knitted into
sweaters, scarfs, helmets and socks.
Last Orders by Wells-Fargo
Were Delivered in Co
IS A "DRY" VICTORY
Katy Freight Orders Are
Only Ones Bringing
Liquor In Now.
Columbia received its last express
shipment of liquor or beer yesterday
morning when the Wells-Fargo Ex
press Company, the last of Columbia's
two companies to bring the different
alcoholic beverages Into town, decided
to close down all such shipments. The
Wabash railroad which had already
stopped carrying such shipments by
freight will not change this policy and
thus the M. K. and T. railroad is now
the only means by which "wet" goods
may now reach Columbia, and1 over
this road, only by freight.
The ictory for Columbia's "dry"
workers comes only after years of
fighting which date back almost to
the time the town voted favorably on
the prohibition subject in 1907.
The fact that the University of Mis
souri was located here was one reason
given for the success of the "dry"
moement. Several injunctions have
been passed prohibiting the shipment
of liquor and since the most recent
one in July, the Wabash railroad has
refused all freigth shipments of the
much discussed liquors and beers. The
American Express Company stopped
all such shipments several weeks ago
and ever since then several towns
people have been very active in their
efforts to persuade the Wells-Fargo
Express Company to take similar
action. The division superintnedent
of the Wells-Farge Company recently
wrote to Prosecuting Attorney Din
widdie, it is said, and asked for an
opinion as to the right of the express
companies to ship liquor into dry
counties. It was Prosecuting Attorney
Dinwiddle's negathe answer that is be
lieved to have brought about ester
day's order from the express company,
according to employes at the Wells-
Fargo Express Company offices.
As far as is known the shipment of
liquor and beer into Columbia is over.
While the Katy is still receiving a few
shipments by freight they are very
small in comparison to the gallons
and gallons that have poured into
town by express in the past. It is
believed that the Katy will soon fol
low the example of the Wabash Rail
road and also prohibit any such
FLAG IS JESECITED
Anti-Draft Body in Okla
homa Planned Resistance,
By Associated Press
EXID, Okla., Sept 21. The story of
the organization of the "Jones family,"
its affiliation with the Working Class
Union and the Industrial Workers of
the World and their connection
through a Chicago official with Ger
man agents, was told here late yester
day at the trial of eleven members of
the "Jones family" from Pottowatamie
and Cleveland counties, by a witness
named Holmes, who claimed to have
been present as government agent at
the organization's first meeting.
At this meeting, described by
Holmes as being held at a hobo camp
on the outskirts of Van Buren, Ark.,
the American flag was torn to shreds
and called a "filthy rag." Speakers
urged the men to stand together and
protect their families, Holmes said.
in discussing plans for an organized
resistence to federal troops should
they be sent into the country to en
force the selective draft.
Arrangements were made for pro
curing and secreting arms and am
munition, Holmes also tesified. Dur
ing the meeting suspicion was aroused
that a spy was present, thereupon one
of the leaders freely expressed the
danger attending disclosures of any
kind. For the first offense. Holmes
testified, the offender was to receive
thirty odd strokes across the bare
back with a wet rope.
For the second offense, sixty or
more strokes with the rope would be
inflicted, and on the third offense the
leader said the offender would have to
"look out or the Jones boys would
While waiting to testify in the trial
today J. C. Hayssod, 60 years old, at
tempted to commit suicide by slashing
his throat Bystanders overpowered
the man but not until he had suc
ceeded in partially severing his juglar
vein. Physicians believe he will re
$105.70 In the Tobacco Fund.
The committee appointed to collect
a tobacco fund for the soldiers who
left today raised $105.70. The com
mittee consisted of J. R. Somerville.
chairman; W. T. Conley, H. S. Jacks
and L. E. Renle.
For First Time in History
There Arc More Places
NEEDED IN HOMES
Demand for Stenographers
Is Not So Great as for
More Simple Work.
For the first time in the history of
the Young Women's Christian As
sociation in the University, the em
ployment secretary has too much work
and not enough girls to fill the prosi
tions. The employment secretary,
Miss Lois Goff, said yesterday that
she has had numerous calls from
women who want girls to help them
with their housework this winter, and
that so far she had not been able to
All them. Columbia people are more
Interested in helping girls this year
than ever before, and the result is
showing in the calls made on the Y.
W. C. A.
Miss Goff also said that she had re
ceived a number of inquires before the
University opened this fall, from girls
wanting work to help put themsehes
through school, but that she has not
heard further from them. This fall
there have not been so many calls for
sienograpnic worK as usual, ana
many more calls for girls to help in
homes. This has produced the
peculiar situation of too much work
and not enough people to handle it.
The Y. Wu C. A. room has been
painted and redecorated, and is ready
for use now. Miss Goff said that the
Y. W. C. A. board wants the girls of
the University to get in the habit of
using the Y. W. Tooni. The telephone
is always at their convenience, and
there is always someone at the desk
to answer questions.
MAY START COMMERCIAL CLUB
Irving; K. Fagun 'Writes for Informa
tion from Independence.
Harry S. Jacks, secretary of the
Commercial Club, received a letter to
day from Irving K. Fagan, a former
student in the School of Journalism
of the University and now with the
Daily Sentinel at Independence, ask
ing for information as to a stable
method of forming a permanent com
mercial club. Mr. Fagan wants to
promote the commercial life of his
town. . He believes that a commer
cial club will be the best method of
developing the business interests of
his locality. He says:
"Sporadic attempts to organize a
commercial club here have failed. I
want to launch a campaign for one.
I would be greatly indebted to you
for any facts and figures, comparative
statistics on the value the Commercial
Club has been in Columbia. Any
sources of Information you can refer
me to would be highly appreciated."
MAY FEED WHEAT TO HOGS
Government Xot to Inquire Into Okla
By Associated Tress
KANSAS CITY, Sept 21. There
will he no federal inquiry into the re
port that farmers in Oklahoma are
feeding their wheat to the hogs, the
vice-president of the Federal Wheat
Corporation said today.
"The government believes these
cases to be few and the feeding of
wheat to hogs at this time of the year
when the corn supply is at its lowest
point is a practice followed for many
j ears," he said. "Within a week or
two the country will see materialize
one of the largest corn crops in years
that will materially reduce the price
of corn and make its use as feed prac
ticable." 31. C. CARR HAS RESIGNED
Art Instructor Leaves to Teach at
Carnegie Institute at l'lttsburgli.
Michael Carmichael Carr has re
signed his position as instructor of
the theory and practice of art in the
University and left last Tuesday to
take a place in the Carnegie Institute
of Technology at Pittsburgh, Pa. Be
cause of Mr. Carr's departure. Prof.
J. S. Ankeney, head of the department
of art returned yesterday afternoon
from Rockport, Mass. He had not in
tended to resume his duties until No
Son to Columbians in Hawaii.
A cablegram received today by Mrs.
E. L. Craig, 1309 Reiser avenue, from
Lloyd R. Killam at Honolulu, Hawaii,
announces the birth of an 8-pound son
to Mr. and Mrs. Killam. Mrs. Killam
was formerly Miss Sadie Craig of
Columbia. Mr. Killam is territorial
secretary of Y. M. C. A.'s at Hawaii.
Both were graduates of the University
Few Register late In Agriculture.
There is almost an absence of late
registrations this year in the College
of Agriculture of the University.
Prior to this year, there have been
long lines of late comers, but yester
day only brought four, and today
Tor Columbia and Vicinity; Generally
fair cooler tonlcnt. Fair Saturday and
probably Sunday; somewhat warmer.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Saturday:
cooler east portion tonight; rising tern-
More or less oercast skies have prevail
ed In the loner part of the Missouri
taller, northnnrd un the ll..ll.,,.i .i
','. Ino',t of tLe terr"ory north of the Ohio
Itlver; but no rain of consequence has
fallen in either the grain or cotton region.
In the upper Missouri drainage area and
"'u unnui me earner Is clear and
somewhat warmer? lint- in h nin. .i
Central Valleys it Is cooler than at the
mine nine yesieroay. so abnomallr lo
temperatures obtain anvwhere.
In Columbia the present cloudiness nlll
likely break away by or before night, and
i-iih-i.iiij iair weatner win prevail over
.uuruay ami proDably Sunday, nlth
tendency to warmer.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 04 degrees and the lowest
list night was 59; preslcitation 000;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 83 jkt
cent, A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 82 and the lowest U);
precipitation 0.33 inch.
Sun rises today,
SG a. m. Sun sets.
1 .'" )'. Ml.
Moon sets, 8:4C p. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m R 11 a. m k
S a. m Si 12 m GO
9 a. m rS 1 p. m 70
10 a. m 59 2 p. ni 73
WAR BIO WILSON
$11,000,000,000 Credit Con
ference Report Approved
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON'. Sept. 21. The $11,
000,000,000 war credit conference re
port was adopted today by the House
and the measure sent to the White
House for the President's signature.
The Senate acted on the report
M. U. 3IAX WOUNDED IX FRAXCE
Shrapnel Strikes Robert Semple,
Member of Engineers' Regiment
Robert Semple, who was a junior in
the School of Medicine of the Uni
versity last j ear, now a member of the
Medical Corps attached to the Twelfth
Regiment of Engineers, is in a hospit
abehind the front in France as the
result of Injuries recehed in the ex
plosion of a German hand grenade.
According to a letter, written by
him August 26 and received yesterday
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Semple of 2607 Oakview Terrace,
Maplewood he expected to be in the
hospital five weeks. The explosion oc
curred when Semple struck the
grenade while erecting an improvised
table on a battle field, from which the
Germans withdrew some time ago.
Shrapnel from the bomb struck him in
tfie right knee, hip and hand.
The day before he was; Injured,
Semple and the other members of the
regiment had been taken to a point
200 yards behind the first line of
trenches. They could plainly hear the
German guns and watch the effect of
their shells. The Twelfth Engineers
left St. Louis July 2C.
INVITE ROAD ENGINEER HERE
J. C. Wonders of Omaha May Attend
Old Trails -Meeting.
An invitation has been extended to
J. C. Wonders of Omaha to attend the
meeting of the Missouri Old Trails
Association in Columbia October 6.
Mr. Wonders Is district engineer for
Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kan
sas. The Missouri State Highway Board
is holding a meeting in Jefferson
City today to arrange for the attend
ance of its members at the Columbia
meeting. Alexander W. Graham, state
highway engineer, will also be here.
Appointment of delegates to the
State Old Trails Association meeting
to be held in Columbia October 6 was
announced by the mayors of Boon
ville and Fayette yesterday. The list
of delegates from Boonville follows:
W. A. Sombart, A. A. Wallace, George
A. Weyland, Herman T. Zuzak and W.
F. Johnson. The list from Fayette,
as received by Harry Jacks, secretary
of the Commercial Club, here today
follows: W. A. Plains, mayor of Fay
ette: Senator Sam C. Major, L. W.
Jacobs, D. E. Silvey, David Bagby.
Sr., and R. W. Payne.
WED, THEN LEFT FOR FUNSTON
L. C. Valentine, Who Answered War
CalL Married Miss Coleman.
Leslie Clay Valentine, one of the
sixty-two drafted men who left for
Camp Funston from Boone County
this morning, and Miss Mattie Cole
man were married by the Reverend
W. L. Halberstadt last night at the
residence of J. L. Henry, recorder of
deeds of Boone Couty. Both of them
lived near Columbia.
Paris 3Ian Asks About 3Iissourl Farms
The faftn management department
of the College of Agriculture received
(today an inquiry from Pauling Era
Irich, Paris, France, regarding the
J cost of operating an average size Mis
souri farm. Mr. Emrich asked about
the amount of stock such a farm car
ries, what crops are raised and the
average receipts and expenses of the
farm. He also asked for the receipts
and expenses of such a farm before
1914, prior to the war.
PLOT TO INFLUENCE
Lansing Discloses Von Bern
storff's Intrigue to Pre
HE ASKED FOR $50,000
Money to Be Used on Organ
ization Which Could
Uy Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. Secretary
Lansing today made public an as
tounding addition to the series of dis
closures cotering German intrigue in
America and elsewhere, a note sent
by Count '.on Bernstorff in January of
this year to the Berlin foreign office
requested authority to pay out $50,000
to influence Congress through an un
known organization apparently known
to the German authorities.
Count von Bernstorff indicated in
his message that money had been paid
this organization on former occassions
to perform some work. The message
is dated January 22, 1917 and reads:
Congress Influenced Before?
"I request authority to pay up to
$50,000 in order, as on former oc
casion, to influence Congress, through
the organization you know of, which
can perhaps prevent war. I am be
ginning in the meantime to act ac
In the above circumstances a
public official German declaration in
favor of Ireland is highly desirable
in order to gain the support of Irish
Whether the State Department is In
possession of other evidence Indicating
the ambassador's activities has not
been revealed, but the administrative
officers declare that agents of the
United States government have col
lected and compiled the entire story
of the German intrigue and that ad
ditional chapters will be added.
Submarine Warfare InTalued.
The reference to avoiding war in
the Von Bernstorff note Is taken as
an indication that Ambbassador von
Bernstorff had prior knowledge of his
government's intention to proclaim
merciless, widespread submarine war
fare and that he was clearly convinced
that the United States government
could not be easily placated by mere
That the German ambassador knew
of his own government's intention was
assumed by some officials, although
at the same time he denied prior
knowledge and those in close touch
with the embassy were given to under
stand that he did not approve the
course and worked to secure a modi
fication. Espionage Plan Expected.
It has been estimated that the am
bassador did not attempt to buy or
obtain the influence of any member
of Congress and doubt that such was
his purpose is substantiated to some
extent by the small amount of money
asked. Fifty thousand dollars, is was
pointed out, would go but a short way
toward buying the influence of any
congressman. Judicially expended,
howeer, it might do much in paying
agents such as are now known to have
belonged to the embassy of Count von
Bernstorff. It would have gone far in
building up the carefully constructed
propaganda plans for purposes of
Information in the possession of the
government but not yet revealed is
said to show conclusively a more
direct connection of the German gov
ernment in America with the Irish
question than that indicated in Count
von Bernstorff's message. The records
at the Department of Justice are said
to contain the name of several Ger
mans well known in America in
furthering the Irish league propagan
"I would be deeply interested to
know if It is charged that any mem
ber of Congress knew that any or
ganization seeking to influence ts
members was financed by Germany,"
Count von Bernstorff declared on one
COLUMBIA HIGH HAS ICO NOW
Boys' Gymnasium Classes and Foot
ball Practice Started.
The enrollment at the Columbia
High School has increased twenty
since last week, making a total of 460
students. The boys' gymnasium
classes have been started and the
football team is practicing every aft
ernoon. A fast team Is expected this
The new seats have been Installed
in the Eugene Field School. There Is
no seventh grade in this school, but
the removal of some of the students
from the Jefferson School has made
room Tfor a seventh grade at the Jef
ferson and relieves the crowded con
dition of the lower grades in that
Nelson Westcott Much Better.
Nelson Westcott, son of A. L. West
cott of Columbia, who has been seri
ously ill at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati,
is much improved. His father, how
ever, is still at the bedside.
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