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SUNDAY MORNING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1917.
Miss Odessa Alexander and
Edgar McElfresh Are
Wed at St. Louis.
A SURPRISE TO ALL
Bride Notified Parents of
Marriage by Telegram
Miss Odessa E. Alexander, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Alexander, 506
Hockaday street, and Edgar G. Mc
Elfresh of Boone Terre, Mo., were
secretly married in St. Louis last
Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. McElfresh
were students in the University last
year. -Mrs. McElfresh was in the Col
lege of Arts and Science and Mr. Mc
Elfresh in the School of Engineering.
The wedding came as a surprise to
both families. Mrs. McElfresh had
been at home with her parents the
greater part of the summer. Last Mon
day night she went to bed as usual
but arose and left the house. She
went to St. Louis but her parents have
not learned whether she went on the
M. K &. T. train or by motor. Tues
day evening Mr. Alexander received
a "telegram telling of their marriage
by the Rev Kramer in St. Louis.
Mr and Mrs. McElfresh will make
their home temporarily in Bonne
Terre, where Mr. McElfresh holds a
position with the St. Joseph Lead
Company. Next semester they ex
pect to re-enter the University.
TICKER HEADS STATE EDITORS
New Officers Named at the Press As
J. P. Tucker, editor of the Parkville
Gazette, was elected president of the
Missouri Press Association in St.
Louis Friday at the business meeting
of the organization. The other of
ficers named are as follows: First
vice-president, Sam W. Davis, editor,
Butler Democrat; second vice-president.
Arch T. Hollenbeck of the West
Plains Journal: third vice-president,
John Beal of the Mexico Message; re
cording secretary, Lewis Lamkin of
the Lees Summit Journal; corre
sponding secretary, B. Ray Franklin
of the Russellville Rustler; treasurer,
L. W. Moore of the Border Telephone,
The followinc resolution, endorsing
again the movement for a new state
constitution, was adopted:
"Resolved, That the Missouri Press
Association reiterates its endorse
ment of the movement to permit the
voters of Missouri to decide upon the
question of a new state constitution
and directs the incoming president to
appoint a committee of five to serve
with similar committees from other
state-wide organizations in further
ance of the purpose of this resolu
tion." The next semi-annual meeting of
the editors will be held in Columbia
during Journalism Week.
ANMTAL RECEPTION G1VEN
President Hill and Deans Are Hosts to
About 225 students attended the an
nual reception of the president and
deans of the University at the Y. M.
C. A last night for new men. Presi
dent A. Ross Hill and Deans Isidor
Loeb. F. B. Mumford. J. C. Jones, E.
J. McCaustland and Walter Williams
were present and were introduced to
every one of the men.
When they were assembled in the
auditorium. President Hill introduced
the deans to the audience and they
gave short informal talks of welcome.
Refreshments followed and the meet
ing adjourned with the singing of
MENORIU SOCIETY ORGANIZES
Murris R. Glazer Is President $100
Prize Is Announced.
The first meetings of the Menorah
Society of the University was held at
the Y. M. C. A. last nighL Officers
elected were: President M. H. Glazer;
ice-president, Nathan Schneck; treas
ures, David A. Glushak; secretary,
The announcement of the Menorah
prize was again made. The $100'
prize, given by Max C. Reefer of Kan-!
sas City, was offered through the cf-'
forts of Jacob Billikopf, former mem-1
ber of the Welfare Board of that city.
All contestants for the prize must'
have their articles in by December 15
of this year. I
Study cirlces. in which small groups
will learn Hebraic culture, are being
formed hv tho !... m., .iii !
a speaker at the next meeting, October
Meeting at the Y. M. C. A. Today. ,
The first regular Y. M. C. A. Sunday '
"'"--""S win oe hel.l at 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon. Singing of songs will
be followed by a talk by C. C. Taylor
of the sociology department. A sup
per will follow. The purpose of the
meeting is to get the men of the Uni
versity, especially the freshmen, bet
MRS. J. E. THORNTON FOR OFFICE!
Is Candidate For State Registrar of
Missouri R. A. R.
Mrs. Joseph E. Thornton of the
Columbia Chapter of the D. A. R is a
candidate for the office of state regis
trar on the ticket of Mrs. John Trigg
Moss of Canelia Chapter, St. Louis.
Mrs. Moss is a candidate for state
regent. On her ticket are Mrs. George
E. George of Kansas City for vice
regent, .Mrs. O. S. Wilfley of Webb
City for treasurer, Mrs. Austin Lee
McRae of Rolla for historian, and Mrs.
Joseph E Thornton former regent of
the Columbia chapter.
The Missouri state conference of the
National Society of D. A. R. will con
vene in Marshall October 3, 4, and 5.
From the Columbia chapter Mrs. J.
G. Babb, regent; Mrs. J. E. Thornton,
delegate, and Mrs. A. H. Sheperd and
Mrs Caroline Sampson, alternates, i
will leave October 2 to be present at
the opening of the conference. Mrs.
Estes, Mrs. W. H. Guitar and others
will attend some of the sessions.
The Columbia chapter has taken
active part in war-relief work. They
hae adopted a French orphan, have
helped in the collection of home-made
jellies for the Red Cross hospitals,'
have given monthly contributions to I
the Red Cross and sew for the Red
Cross every Tuesday morning.
Senate High Court Sustains
Impeachment by Vote
of 27 to 4.
Iiy Associated Press
AUSTIN, Tex.. Sept. 22. Governor
Ferguson of Texas was found guilty
by the Senate high court of impeach
ment today by a vote of 27 to 4. The
lieutenant governor of the state will
act as governor until a successor to
Ferguson is elected.
CADETS OUT FOR DRILL
Officers Announced liy Captain Craigle
University cadets for the 1917-1S
session assembled Friday afternoon
for the first time this year to the
number of 5SC men, excluding officers
and band, and received their prelim
inary instructions in military tactics.
Instead of issuing the men two uni
forms this year, only the one regula
tion uniform will be used. The fol
lowing appointments of officers have
been made as a tentative arrange
ment for the present and were gnen
out by Commandant Craigie Friday:
Colonel C. D. Stephenson.
Captain and Regimental Adjutant
W. J. Stoessel.
Major W. B. Heidorn.
First Lieutenant and Battalion Ad
jutant N. S. Scarritt,
Company A Captain, J. J. Good
win; first lieutenant, Oscar Renn;
second lieutenant, Paul Jenkins.
Company B Captain, P. F. Titter
ington; first lieutenant. Jay E. Min
ton; second lieutenant, J. E. Gray.
Company C Captain. William Fel
lows; first lieutenant. P. R. Gerding;
second lieutenant, C. G. Jaeger.
Company D Captain. C. W. Camp
bell; first lieutenant, William G.
Kohner; second lieutenant, William
Major R. T. Wentworth.
First Lieutenant and Battalion Ad
jutant T. B. Anderson.
Company E Captain, C. R. Meis
ter; first lieutenant, L. J. Stadler;
second lieutenant, Sylvester Whitten.
Company F Captain, H. C. Draper;
first lieutenant, R. E. Williams; sec
ond lieutenant. Leland Rea.
Company G Captain, L. D. Cady;
first lieutenant, G. A. Hope; second
lieutenant, P. C. Morton.
Company H Captain, H. L. Mann;
first lieutenant, O. L. McDaniels; sec
ond lieutenant, Don C. Pharis.
Signal Corps Detachment Captain,
A. H. Waite; first lieutenant, H. C.
Still Much Gold In France.
Dy Associated Press
PARIS. Sept 22. Receipts of the
Tiank of France show there is still a
considerable amount of gold in private
hands in France. It is coming out at
present at the rate of about 2,000,000
francs a week. In searching tne
residence of a recently interned
Austrian subject at Nice the other day.
the police found 22,000 francs in gold
coins of several different countries.
This gold was turned over to the Bank
of France, while more than 1,000,000
f ranee worth of securities were put
Mlllrrsliiinr Couple Married Here.
Miss Elizabeth Tekotte, daughter of
J B. Tekotte, and Raymond Becker
man of Millersburg were married at
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by the
Rev. G. W. Hatcher at his residence,
101 Waught street.
Address by Miss Eva Johnston.
Miss Eva Johnston, adviser of wo
men at the University, spoke at the
opening meeting of William Woods
rv.llirp Friday nicht. Her subject
was "The American Woman's Col-
Medical Societies to Hold
Joint Session Here To
morrow. 100 MEN EXPECTED
District Association May Be
Formed at Daniel Boone
The first joint meeting of the medi
cal societies of Boone, Callaway, Au
drain, Randolph, Howard, Cole and
Cooper counties will be held at the
Daniel Boone Tavern tomorrow and
may be the means of forming a dis
trict association of these bodies.
More than a hundred doctors are ex
pected to attend.
The meeting will start at 1:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon, when Dr.
Frank G. Nifong will hold a clinic
and several papers on medical sub-
jects will be read,
A dinner will be served at 7 o'clock,
which will be followed by another
meeting. After the meeting the Boone
County society will be the host at a
While this is the first meeting of
the sort in this part of the state.
Doctor Jordan, secretary of the local
association, said yesterday afternoon
that it has received such a hearty re
sponse that he is sure that it will be
come a yearly affair and that a dis
trict association might grow out of
The program follows:
"Dental Sepsis and Its Relation to
Systemic Disease" Dr. W. W. Duke,
Kansas City, Mo.
"Obstructions at the Vesical Neck"
Dr. C. E. Burford, St. Louis, Mo.
Report of "Hemorragic Ovarian
Cyst" in Child 11 Years of Age Dr.
G. D. McCall, Fultcn. Mo.
Paper Dr. C. H. Von Ravensway,
"Recent Work of State Board of
Health" iDr W. A. Clark, Jefferson
MRS. McBRIDE'S WILL FILED
One Thousand Dollars Left To Each
of Her Three Children.
The will of Mrs. Letha J. McBride
of St. Louis was probated yesterday
at the Boone County Courthouse. The
will provides that her body be buried
at Centralia in the lot where her
husband is buried. It provides also
that the will be probated at the
Boone County Courthouse.
Mrs. McBride left $1,000 to each of
her sons, William S., and Thomas L.
McBride. To her daughter, Mrs. Henri
etta G. Leavcll. she left $1,000 and a
specified amount of real estate in St.
Louis. To William S. McBride was
left $1,000 in trust for Helen Adams,
a niece of Mrs. McBride. The will
places $300 in the hands of William S.
McBride to keep up the burial ground
at Centralia. The will states that
everything acquired after the will was
made should be divided equally be
tween the three children, William S.,
Thomas L. McBride and Mrs. Henri
Jn case any of the heirs should try
to break the will that heir is left with
ctta G. Lea veil,
TO REPEAT EDUCATION PAGEANT
Changes Bi'Inir Made in Program to
Re Given October 0.
The pageant given by the School of
Education during the Summer Session
of the University will be repeated on
the West Campus in the same place
where it was given before, at 2 o'clock
Work of rehearsing the pageant has
been started by the new cast, compos
ed of students in the School of Edu
cation for the regular session and
several local persons. The work is in
charge of Miss Louise Nardin of the
English department and Linwood Taft.
Several changes in the program are
being made by the committees. The
theme of the pageant is the struggle
of the nations for democracy.
HOUSE INTRIGUE INQUIRY
Foreign Affairs Committee to InTestl.
gate Iiernstorft Plans.
By Assoclited Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 22 Chair
man Flood of the House foreign af
fairs committee declared today after
conferring with Secretary Lansing
that he thought there probably would
be a House investigation of Count
von BernstorfTs plans to influence
Congress by spending $30,000, as re
vealed in his dispatches to Berlin.
Mrs. Mahala Clnypool Dies.
Mrs. Mahala Claypool of 716 Tandy
avenue died of heart disease late
Friday night. Four sons, Frank, El
bert. Gilbert and George Claypool, and
two daughters, Mrs. Leona Mathis of
Mobcrly and Miss .Audrey Claypool of
Columbia survive. Mrs. Claypool was
52 years old. Her husband died in
December last year. The funeral will
be held at 10:30 o'clock today at the
The Rev. McQuary
E WILL IKE A
FRESH PEACE APPEAL
No Further Discussion by
Entente Until the Pontiff
AWAITS ALLIED NOTE
Will Poll Attention tn Vn',nt
111 ail Attention tO 1 Oint
Leading to New Order of
By Associated Press
ROME, Sept. 23. The reply of the
Entente Alliance to the peace note of
Pope Benedict now is being awaited
by the Vatican, after which the Pope
will again address a note to all the
belligerents. The pontiff will point'
out that a question on which all agree
really represents the foundation of a
new order of things in the world and
a new era of peace for humanity.
l!y Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. There
will be no further discussion of peace
at this time by the United States and
tTlA Tintnntf. Altino iinlnn. ft Ir. fn.nn.l
"i i.un.um xiiuua uuicsa Ik la 1U1 LCU
by a fresh appeal by Pope Benedict.
This was clearly indicated both at
the State Department and by Allied
diplomats today, after publication of
the unofficial text of the replies of
Germany and Austria-Hungary to the
Officials believe that, disheartened
by the replies of the Central Powers,
the Pope will not make a fresh at
tempt to bring the belligerents togeth
er at the peace table.
Ity Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. The re
plies made by Germany and Austria
to Pope Benedict's peace proposal
contain nothing that will in any way
alter the position of the United
States as outlined in the reply of
President Wilson to the Pope.
The replies received in Associated
Press dispatches were closely studied
by all officials and diplomats here,
who gave indications that they were
little less than had been expected.
First examination of the replies, of
ficials thought, failed to disclose any
thing in the nature of terms forming
a basis of discussion.
By Associated l'ress
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 22. The Ger
man reply to Pope Benedict's peace
proposal discloses special measures
taken by the government officials, in
close contact with the representatives
of the German people, to discuss the
problem of "proving how earnestly
they desired to find a basis for a just
and lasting peace."
Advices state that the Germans
want a just and lasting peace and
agree with His Holiness that such a
peace must be based on the submis
sion of international differences of
opinion to arbitration and in this re
spect Germany is ready to support
every proposal compatible with the
interests of the German Empire and
the German people.
The reply says that the basis of
such a peace is clearly expressed by
His Holiness in the reduction of the
future material power of arras and to
substitute for, these the moral power
of right and international jurispru
prudence. Ready to Abandon Conquest I
Appreciating the importance of His
Holiness' declaration, the Imperial ne British steamships and two de
government has not failed, the note strojers out of a convoy fleet of six.
says, to submit the suggestion con
tained therein to request a still fur
ther examination of the peace terms
proposed. Special measures, which
the government has taken in close
contact with the German people for
proving "how earnestly they desire to
find a basis for a just and lasting
peace," indicate strongly the attitude
of Germany to listen to peace sugges
tions without conquest.
The Imperial government greets
with special sympathy the leading
idea of the peace proposal, (wherein
His Holiness expresses the injunction
that for the future peace of the world
the power of arms must be reduced
and for these substituted moral pow
er and right.
"We are also convinced that the
sick body of human society can be
made whole only by exerting its
strength for right. From this will
follow, according to His Holiness, a
diminution of arms by all the powers
of the world and arbitration accepted
for all international disputes," the
note says. It further states:
Why Germany Wants Peace.
We share His Holiness' view and'
define our peace terms also In terms '
of a semblance of power, reducing the I
arms on land, on sea and In the air. airplanes piloted by Italian military
as well as for the thorough 'freedom aviators flew about 200 miles without
and communion of the high seas and stopping today from Langley Field at
for a new spirit that in the future Hampton, Va., to the capital and land
should prevail in international rela-lC(j without mishap in Patomac Perk
tions. I near the White House grounds. The
"The Imperial government will in iaree Canronl airplane was the
this respect support every proposal
compatible with the combined inter
ests of the German Empire and peo
ple. "Germany, owing to its geograph
ical situation and economic require
ments, has to rely on peaceful inter-
(Kport Iksnnl Saturday.)
l'or Cnlumlil.i ami Vicinity: Fair ami
slightly warmer Sunday.
For Missouri: Kjir Sunday slowly ris
Extept a cloudy patch of sky lien- and
there fine weather preralls this morning
throughout most of the country east of
the ttocky Mountains. In the northern
ltocky Mountain states and on the 1'aclHc
io.ist the weather Is untitled; and a dis
turbance Is In the Atlantic south of
Bains of the nast 24 hours were confined
to Florida, and one or two other separated
areas. There was no rain of consequence
In the principal pram or cotton regions.
East of the Mississippi and north of the
Ohio the weather Is cooler and heavy frost
occurred last night In northern Michigan;
west of the Mississippi the tendency Is to
In Columbia fine weather will likely pre
all over Sunday.
j Tlie hKliest temperutu
r in fAintntiift
. VfLdaJ, ,s 74 r "'l the lowest Prl -
u.ij iux"L -; iirefinuaiion u.w:
. relative liumiility 'i p. m. Friday 47 per
'.anl A .nn ...... lt.l... .1 I.I.-1 .
cent. A jear ago I'riilay the highest
temperature was 77 and the
precipitation 0 00 Inch.
(Forrat for the week beginning todaj-.)
(Issued at Washington, I), a)
Tor the Plains States and tipper Mid
dle Mississippi Valley: Itnln by Sunday
night In northern Plains States, extending
MimilnT nr MniMlfitr nlr.ht IntA tlm eniilli.
ern Plains States and the Upper Mississippi
t7lsT- After "a? fa.? weathei'ii
i i.. .it
somewhat lower tempera-1
course with her neighbors and with
distant countries. No people, there
fore, have more reasons than the
German people to wish for universal
peace and international arbitration."
What Austria Says.
Austria's reply to the Pope says:
"With due veneration and deep
emotion we take cognizance of the
new representations your Holiness, in
fulfillment of the holy office intrusted
you by God, make to us and the heads
of the other belligerent states, with
the noble intention of leading the
heavily tried nations to a unity that
will restore peace to them.
"With a thankful heart we received
the fresh gift of fatherly care which
you, holy father, always bestow on
all peoples without distinction and
from the depth of our heart we greet
the exhortation which your Holiness
has addressed to the governments of
(he belligerent peoples.
"During this cruel war we have al
ways looked up to your Holiness as
to the highest personage, who, in
virtue of his mission which reaches
beyond earthly things and, thanks to
the high conception of his duties
laid upon him, stands high above the
belligerent peoples and who is inac
cessible to all influence, was able to
find a way which may lead to the
realization of our own desire for
peace, lasting and honorable, for all
The Austrian emperor admits that
the future arrangement of the world
must be based on the elimination of
armed force and on the rule of inter
national justice and legality.
5 British Steamers and 2 De
stroyers Are Victims of
Iiy Associated Press
AN ATLANTIC PORT, Sept. 22.
Passengers arriving from England to
day on an American steamship
. brought substantiation of reports that
which left Ireland September 3, had
been sunk by German submarines
within a few hours of the report of de
parture. The story was told among others by
shipwrecked seamen who were sur
vivors of other vessels, and merchant
STATE GRANGE MAY MEET HERE
C. 0. Ralne Asks About Hotel And
The annual meeting of the Missouri
State Grange may be held in Columbia.
A letter received by E. C. Anderson,
president of the Commercial Club,
from C. O. Raine, master of the
grange, says Columbia's chance to get
the convention Is faorab!e If certain
condiUons are complied with. Halls
must be furnished free and reasonable
hotel rates must be secured for the
Mr. Raine writes that there probably
will be 80 to 100 delegates, besides
visitors. He has also written Dean
F. B. Mumford of the College . of
I Agriculture, concerning the meeting.
T4i.lt.... Ilmlnnac In T nnr. Vlffllt
lwuau .iiiiivCT .u.'.. . ..3...
Rv Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. Three
central machine in the flight and car
ried besides its pilot nine passengers.
Forms New Red Cross Society.
Mrs. Marshall Gordon aided in
forming a Red Cross society at the
Linden School Friday night.
SHIPS ARE SUNK
ON RUSSIAN FRONT
Gain New Territory Along
Stretch of About Twenty
SLAVS IN RETREAT
Jacobstadt Captured and 400
Prisoners and Fifty Guns
By Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 23. In the midst of
Russia'3 internal trouble has come
anomer liermnn strnkr nn tun nnrfn-
! ern front re3UltinK ... the canture of
. . .
me uuuHeueau uuu me town ok jacoo-
stadt on the Dvina and the enforced
retirement of the Russians in this re
gion to the extern bank of the river.
The fall of the bridgehead gave the
Germans possession of new territory
on a front of approximately twenty
five miles and six miles in depth, en-
I abling them to push their lines to
the "estbank of the Dvlna in this
area. They took only 400 prisoners
from the retreating Russians, but
gathered fifty guns from the aban
Dramatic as this suddenly developed
operation was, it seems unlikely to
develop anything comparing in im
portance in its effect upon the general
military situation with a desperate
battle still in progress on the Flan
Loath to give up the valuable
bridges the British wrested from them
Thursday, the Germans continued to
launch desperate counter-attacks
from their battered Flanders line and
to encompass with determination
every effort of Field Marshal Haig's
forces to Improve their positions.
This fighting has been very costly
to the Germans in casualties and the
London official statement lays stress
on the exceedingly severe character of
The German command seems par
ticularly reluctant to surrender their
slight elevation west of Gheluvelt,
close to the Ypres-Menin road. Fierce
fighting developed there on Saturday,
the 'engagement centering about the
positions known as the Tower Ham
lets. Press dispatches indicated that
up to noon there had been no cessa
tion of the struggle, the tide of battle
flowing back and forth within a nar
Berlin's official statement makes no
claim of any ground recovered from
the British. It records the fighting
of Friday, the day following the ini
tial British dash, as marked by a con
tinuation of British attacks along
the Langemarck-Hollebeke front,
which were repulsed, and describes
Saturday's engagement as "fighting of
a local character which resulted in
Regarding the air fighting on
Thursday and Friday, the customary
comparison is given by Berlin of
German and Entente losses in ma
chines. Thirty-nine hostile machines
were shot down on those days by the
Germans, it is declared, while only
three German machines were lost.
This differs very notably from the
British official account, which men
tions ten German planes destroyed
and six driven out of control. The
probable loss of ten British machines
classed as missing is admitted by
The complete text of the German
and Austrian replies to the papal
peace note show that neither lays
down any definite terms as a basis
DECORATING C. C. AUDITORIUM
Foreign Artist In Charge of Work
Will Soon Re Finished.
A completely redecorated audi
torium will greet the students of
Christian College when they march
in for the first assembly. A foreign
decorator has charge of the work.
and is using throughout the Empire
style which is an adoption from the
FVpnch This stvle consists of Ear-
I lands, wreaths and husks In artistic
combinations. The color scheme
ranges from gray to pale blue and
pink finally giving away to neutral
tones. The tones arc modest.
The panels at either side of the
stage later on probably will be deco
rated with murals, one representing
literature and the other music. This,
however, has not been definitely de
cided upon. The work Is about com-,
Russians Escape From Germany.
By Associated Press
LONDON. Sept. 22. Nearly a hun
dred Russian soldiers who have
escaped from captivity in Germany are
now in London, awaiting repatriation.
They are occupying their enforced
period of idleness by holding almost
continual 'meetings' at which. In
characteristic Russian fashion, they
discuss gravely and verbosely tho
greatest affairs of state and pass
resolutions and memorials dealing
with every conceivable phase of revo
lutionary acUvitv in their native land.
They recognize seven different parties
or factions of political thougm.