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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1917.
PREDICT "BEST EVER'
W. B. Nowell, Jr., Says Pros
pects Are for Largest Ex
hibits in History.
OFFER GOOD PRIZES
Officers Are Now at State
Fair in Sedalia Booking
Preparations and plans for the
Boone County Fair to be given here
October 9 to 12, are under way and
being completed rapidly according to
W. B. Nowell, Jr., of the fair com
mittee in a statement this morning.
According to present indications, he
said, the coming fair will be the big
gest effort of the kind that the county
has ever made. V. H. Thompson,
president of the fair, and R. L. Hill,
secretary, are now visiting the state
fair in S,edalia gathering ideas to be
put into execution here and picking up
running horses and also some of the
other prize exhibits to be brought
Besides the stock and running
horses to be imported from the state
fair, many will be booked from the
Royal Stock Show, now in progress
in Kansas City, and many of the prize
horses and some of the stock exhibited
at the Independence fair will be
Mr Xowell believes that this year
will bring the largest exhibit of farm
products eer shown in Boone county
as the lateness of the fair this year
will make a larger and more varied
farm showing possible. To meet the
demands of a larger exhibit many
extra tents will have to be set up and
the exhibits will be spread oer a
The amount of iritcrest that is being
shown in the fair is indicated by the
generous prizes offered for the best
exhibits. At the state fair in Sedalia
the highest award offered for any
prize stock was $30, while the aggre
gate of the prizes offered for mule
colts was $100. In comparison to this
Turner Clinkscales of Columbia has
offered a complete Van Gleckland
rural lighting system for the best pair
of mules 3 years old or over. The
system is applicable to a house, church
or store building and is worth $175.
The aggregate prizes offered by the
county fair committee for mule colts
amounts to $500.
There will probably be a change in
the character of the races this year,
according to Mr. Xowell. The com
mittee has been able to book more
running races and fewer harness races
which have before been prevalent in
the county fairs here.
LEATHER HERE AT TOP PKICE
Factory Thinks Rronkljn Warehouses
Are Holding Hide-, for HNe.
According to the management of
the local branch of the Hamilton
Brown Shoe Company, the price of
leather at present is the highest that
it has ever been. Xot only is this
true of leather for army purposes, but
also of other grades for commercial
It was said that 100,000,000 hides
are at present in warehouses in Brook
lyn, being held for higher prices, and
these grades were for commercial use
only The shoe factory here thinks
that when the reduction in prices
conies it will come all at once.
The local plant is working a full
force and is turning out four grades
of shoes, part of which are for the
army. Car-lot shipments are made
daily from Columbia.
."00 EXItOLLEII AT CHHISTIAX
Seu-ral Xew Teachers Added to Fac
The total enrollment at Christian
College this year is 300. of whom 1CS
are boarding pupils. Seventeen states
The new faculty members are: Mrs.
Rose Lee Lisenby, teacher of English,
a graduate of the University of Chi
cago; Miss Mary McLoon, teacher of
science, a graduate of the University
of Missouri; Miss Margaret Mumford,
teacher of home economics, a gradu
ate of the University of Missouri;
Miss Anna Laura Johnson, teacher
of voice, formerly associate teacher
with Perley Dunn Aldrich. Philadel
phia; Miss Era Bench, teacher of pi
ano, a graduate of DePauw Univer
sity; Robert J. White, teacher of vio
lin, graduate of Indianapolis Con
servatory of Music.
Leonard Coatsworth at Fort Riley.
Leonard Coatsworth, a junior in
the School of Journalism of the Uni
versity last year, has been transferred
from Spokane, Wash., to Fort Riley,
Kan., with a medical corps in which
he enlisted during the vacation. His
home is at Mexico, Mo.
War Knitting Club at Christian.
A knitting club has been formed
at Christian College to make garments
for the soldiers. All of the students
have been organized into sections
and will sew at the Red Cross rooms
PROMISE BIG ROADS MEETING
Assurance of Interest In Oct. C Meet
Inj? Chen Old Trails Tourists.
Every county and perhaps every
road district along the Old Trails
road in Missouri will be represented in
the annual convention of the Missouri
Old Trails Association in Columbia,
October 6, If the promises made to the
committee, which inspected the road
Monday and Tuesday, are kept. In
addition to a delegation of road en
thusiasts, members of the county
courts will come. These delegates
will be instructed to report at the
convention just what the counties are
prepared to do toward raising money
to get state and federal aid for the
immediate construction of a perma
nent, hard surface high-way.
In two days the committe appointed
to stir up interest in the coming con
vention held more than twenty meet
ings and conferences between Kansas
City and St. Louis. The trip ended
in St. Louis last night. E. W.
Stephens went from there to Jefferson
j City today. Judge J M. Lowe, presi
I dent of the Old Trails Association re
turned last night to Kansas City and
Dr. W. P. Dysart and Prof. Frank L.
Martin returned to Columbia today. A.
C. McKibbin also returned to" his home
in Jefferson City today .
Interest in the good roads move
ment was noticeable in every town
along the second day's trip. Thirty
five road enthusiasts were in the
Cifcuit Courtroom at Fulton to hear
the report of the inspecting committee
when it reached there. In the Callo
way County crowd at Fulton were all
the members of the Calloway County
Court. From Fulton the inspecting
party preceeded to 'Williamsburg and
then to Mineola Springs where they
received perhaps one of their most
enthusiastic welcomes of the entire
trip. They were taken to the new Old
Trails Tavern which has just been
completed there, and which stands on
the site of the historic old mill on
Louter Creek. A typical old fashioned
southern dinner was served the in
specting committee at Mineola. Fried
chicken, every vegetable grown in
Calloway County, home made jellies
and preserves and for dessert, ice
cream, three kinds of pics, cake,
watermellon, followed by coffee and
cigars. The new tavern at Mineola
Springs is built with broad verandas
and sleeping porches which extend out
oer Louter Creek.
It was interesting to the delegates
to hear that equipment for a model
convict labor camp would arrive at
Mineola today, and that convicts would
be sent there at once to start work
on the Mineola Hills. Already thirty
teams of horses are being used in
the work of smoothing the road.
The other towns at which stops
were made were New Florence,
Wright City, Jonesburg, Warrenton,
Forsitell, Wentzville and St. Charles.
At the last named plare the commit
tee was met by the Chamber of Com
merce of the city, which took the en
tire party to Lindenwood College for
dinner. From St. Charles the party
motored to St. Louis.
REASOX OF SUICIDE IX A XOTE
Shelly Ridgnay Wrote That He Was
Tired of Lhing.
Written on a piece of scrap paper,
an incoherent note told the relatives
and friends of Shelly Ridgway, who
committed suicide yesterday after
noon, the cause of his act. He had
been despondent for a long time, the
note said, and he was tired of living.
He was a victim of tuberculosis.
Mr. Ridgway had told of his in
tention to end his life many times.
He had been closely watched, but
yesterday afternoon he escaped from
his mother long enough to shoot him
self. Final arrangements had not been
made today for the funeral. Burial
will be in the Pisgah cemetery in
Audrain County. The family is wait
ing to hear from relatives who live
out of the state. Mr. Ridgway lived
with his mother at 213 McBaine ave
nue. S3 TRY OUT FOR GLEE CLUB
Material Much Better Than Last Year
First Practice Tomorrow.
Eighty-three men tried out yester
day afternoon and last night for po
sitions on the University of Missouri
Glee Club. The try-outs started at
4:30 o'clock in the afternoon and
were completed at 11 o'clock.
Selection of the number of men
needed to complete the club of forty
for this year is being made today.
The names of those chosen will be
posted tomorrow morning on the
Glee Club bulletin board at the east
end of the corridor in Academic Hall.
The first practice this year will be
held at Roth well Gymnasium at 7:15
o'clock tomorrow night.
"The material this year was 100
per cent better than that on hand for
the try-outs last year," said Prof.
Chester Murray, director of the club,
who had charge of the try-outs. An
unusually large number of second
basses turned out, as was also the
case in the first tenor section.
Hold Buria arriecs for Infant.
Burial service- were held this aft
ernoon at Dripping Springs for the
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Coats, who died last night.
L HAVE I
SHIPS IN A YEAR
United States Now Building
Vast Fleet of Ocean-Going
FIRST IN 60 OR 90 DAYS
Vessels Will Total 7,900,000
Tons Millions More
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2G. Within a
, little more than a year the United
States will have an ocean-going mer
chant fleet of more than 1,600 ships,
aggregating 7,900,000 tons, the ship
ping board announced today in report
ing progress made on the shipping
This amount, compared with the
present tonnage of 3,500,000, of
which 700,000 tons represent German
and Austrian ships interned by the
United States, will relieve for over
seas transportation 45S ships with a
tonnage of 2,S71,000. The emergency
fleet corporation has commandeered
an American shipyard, nearly 700
steel ships of more than 2,500,000
tons and has contracted for C36 ships
with a tonnage of 3,124,000.
"The fleet in prospect," said the
statement, "is already becoming a
reality. Several of the commandeered
ships have been equipped and al
ready are taking on cargoes. Others
will be taken over and put into use
promptly and in increasing numbers.
The first launching of new vessels
should take place within sixty or
In addition to the ship constVuction
now under way several more .million
tons of shipping will be arranged
with the two-billion-dollar appropri
ation which has just been asked from
AXOTHER 31. U. MAX IX FKAXCE
Haney Evans Joins The Automobile
Truck Sen ice.
A card reccned here today, from
"somewhere in France" brought the
news of another University of Mis
souri student who is in France.
Harvey Evans, a student in the Col
lege of Arts and Science, has joined
Automobile Truck Section, No. 9.
This section recently received a
citation for bravery during a German
gas attack and is under shell fire now
almost every day. Mr. Evans reports
that Aldredge, another University
man, a senior in the School of
Medicine, is located near him in an
ambulance training station. He has
not seen any of the members of the
Uniersity Unit of the American
Field Service since he reached France,
WABASH OFFICIALS VISIT HERE
Boone TaTi-rn Inspected By Railway
Officials of the Wabash Railroad
were here yesterday on their regular
inspection tour. They came from St.
Louis on a special train at 3:35
o'clock and left for Moberly at 4:05
o'clock. While here they drove over
Columbia in cars and visited the
Daniel Boone Tavern. Those in the
party were: S. E. Cotter, general
manager: j. e. Taussig, assistant to
the president; R. H. Howard, chief
engineer; N. B. Casey, superintendent
of transportation; W. II. Eckard,
division superintendent, and J. T.
Sheahan, engineer maintenance of
THIS THIEF A POLE CLIMBER
Grocery Store of L. W. Berry Robbed
A telephone pole and the roof of a
lean-to shed were the means used by
someone to break into the grocery
store of L. W. Berry, 12 North Eighth
street, last night. The cash registers
were robbed of from $12 to $14. The
safe in the rear of the store and all
stock In the store were left untouched.
The robbery was noticed when one
of the clerks tried to make change
early this morning. He found all the
cash registers empty. The police were
A window, level with the roof of the
shed in the rear of the store, was
TO IIISCUSS OLD TRAILS PLAXS
Dr. W. P. Dysart Will Speak at the
Commercial Club Luncheon.
The weekly Commercial Club lunch-
con will be held in the dining room
of the Daniel Boone Tavern tomorrow.
Plans for the meeting of the Missouri
Old Trails Road Association, which
will be held here October 6 will be
discussed. Dr. W. P. Dysart, who was
a member of a committee which in
spected the road this week, will tell
of the condition of the road and the
sentiments of the people along the
Fortnightly Clnli to Meet Friday.
A called meeting of the Fortnightly
Club to elect officers and to discuss
plans for Red Cross work will be held
at Read Hall at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Last Blow at Teutons by
Less Than Week.
IDT A AT pa-mmt A cMm
rLAJN bOMMh MOVE
General Retirement of Ger
mans Expected to Follow
Iiy Associated Tress
LONDON, Sept, 26. With less than
a week's wait after delivering the
smashing blow at the German lines
in Flanders, the British renewed their
attack ott a wide front northeast and
east of Ypres early this morning. The
trend of the battle was only briefly'
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indicated in the early statement, !
Field Marshal Haig reporting that his
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Apparently the effort is to drive in
deeper the wedge started in the Ger -
man lines around Miaunt north of the
Ypres-Roulers railway lines.
Last Thursday, Haig pushed this
wedge approximately a mile further
into the enemy territory, where the
gained ground was well fortified and
held against desperate counter-attacks.
The point of the wedge has al
most reached Lilla, emelopment of
wich is assumed to be one of the
great objectives of the Flanders at
tack. The launching of the Ypres salient
is likewise haing the effect of en
dangering the German lines to the
north extending to the Belgium coast.
suiiuiiuut'uusiy, ii is now tne purpose
of the British to concentrate their of -
Simultaneously, it is now the purpose
fensive moves here and, by repeating
their attacks of last year on the
Somme, compel a general German re
tirement on a wide front, both to the
north and south.
The British blow was struck today
just as the Germans were staggering
from the effect of a sanguinary re
pulse they sustained yesterday in
heavy attacks delivered to the north
east of Ypres. The Germans had made
their way into the lines at two points
on a narrow front in one of these at
tacks, but were forced out in the later
At the same time the British are
continuing their aerial and naval
bombardment along the coast held by
the Germans in Belgium. Another at
tack on Ostend, one of the German
naval bases, was carried out yesterday
by British warships. The Germans ap
parently attempted an aerial attack on
the fleet, for British reports state that
the patrols encountered two enemy
planes and brought them down yester
day. 100 JOIX MISSOURI UXIOX
Results of First Day's Campaign An
nounced Last Xight.
One hundred members were added
to .the Missouri Union yesterday, the
first day of the membership campaign.
The results of the day's efforts were
reported at a meeting of workers last
Two teams, the Reds and the Blues
have been organized. Baxter Bond is
captain of the Reds and R. E. Barn
hart leads the Blues. These students
are members of the Missouri Union
The women of the University are
being accepted as members of the
Union. Yesterday afternoon a meet
ing of University women was held in
the Auritorium. Miss Eve Johnston
and Miss Mary McDanicls spoke to
the women about the campaign which
the Union has instituted.
It is the aim of the Union to get
1,000 new members by means of this
campaign. A bulletin board will be
put up at the Union Building so that
all students may follow the progress
of the work. There will be a meeting
of all of the workers from all of the
different departments of the Uni
versity at the Union Building at 7:15
ONLY SEVEX DOGS LICEXSED
Fees Remain to Be Paid on Rest of
300 In the City.
Seven dogs are entitled to life and
liberty under the laws of Columbia,
this number having been granted tags
since the 1917 dog tax notices were
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V. ,77 ., '. .J V drafted men would be another 40 per
city collector, estimates the number""? ,"'"' ... . T.
of dogs in the city at 500, a hundred
less than last year. For the last three
years, he says, dogs have been grow
ing fewer in number. Most of them
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by the School of Medicine of the Uni
versity and are used for dissection.
Miss Sarah C. Wood to Marry.
A marriage license was issued
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Affolter of Kansas City and Miss
Sarah C. Wood of Columbia.
3Iarriagc License for Guthrie Couple.
A marriage license was issued today
to Marvin Wesley Richardson and
Miss Mary Lee Turner, both of
For Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled
weather with showers tonight and Thurs
For Missouri: Unsettled weather, prob
ably rain east and south portions tonight
and Thursday, and northwest portion to-
P7llire""Ki,.l: roer t"nWt ami east and south
POllOWS i portions Thursday.
u miner Conditions.
Moderate to heavy rains have been
general In Northwestern Teias, over
Oklahoma. Kansas. Western nml rnini
I Missouri. Iowa. Nebraska, and Minnesota;
the heaviest falls, two Inches or more, oc
curred over tue northwestern part of
The weather Is cooler from Kansas and
western Missouri northward; and freezing
or near freezing lemperatures obtain In
the Dakota. Wyoming, nml Alberta: also
In pirts of Colorado, and Nevada. In the
remainder of the country, however, they
approximate the seasonal average.
The atmospheric pressure waves have a
slow eastward movement, nnd the nresent
unsettled, showery weather will probably
"ntliiue In Columbia during the next as
houn "l,h ,0r "".
Tlie llBliet , CoIliraMa
jeMcnlay was S3 degrees and the lowest
L,rtnls:,,,t ,,V,,.S i"Uintion o.ci;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 40 per
cent. A jear ago yesterday the highest
icmperature was 87 and the lowest CO;
precipitation O0O Inch.
Sun rKes today, COO a. m.
j ": p. m
Moon sets, 12:49 a. m.
The Temperatures Today.
T a. m (S 11 a. m 63
S a. m 02 12 m 04
!t a. in KS 1 p. m fit
10 a. m (3 2 p. in C7
10 KILLHIX 1 ORE
Again the Germans Make an
Air Attack on Outskirts
Iiy Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 26. Six persons
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' lCTQ k,"ed ?ml " x,t?n J"1?1 !n
iuu suuuieasL umsiuris ui iuiiuun in
last night's air raids, according to a
war office announcement this morn
ing. Fifteen persons were killed and
seventy injured when two German
airplanes made a raid over the east
coast Monday night. The planes did
not penetrate far inland, being driven
away by gun fire. Three women were
among those injured.
31RS. MATILDA J. WREX DIES
Ashland Woman Had Many Relatives
Mrs. Matilda J. Wren, 68 years old,
died at 6 o'clock yesterday evening at
her home west of Ashland. Her death
was due to a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Wren leaves four sons and
three daughters: James A. Wren and
Edgar Wren of Ashland, W. A. Wren
and Horace M. Wren of Columbia,
Mrs. Maude Bittix, who lives in Kan
sas; Mrs. Eva Rollins, who lives in
Oregon, and Miss Mamie Wren, who
lhed with her mother near Ashland.
Mrs. Wren also leaves four sisters
and two brothers. They are Mrs.
Malinda Estes and Mrs. J. R. Hamil
ton of Ashland, Mrs. Minerva Mc
Cracken and Mrs. Nannie Emery, who
live in Hickory County; James R.
Sapp of Ashland and J. W. Sapp, as
sistant cashier of the Central Bank of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sapp and Mr. and
Mrs. P. H. Sapp attended the funeral
which was held this afternoon at the
Liberty Church, Ashland. The Rev.
Ira Turner conducted the services.
Burial was in the Ashland cemetery.
COLUMBIA BOOKS TO SOLDIERS
Donations Arc Still Coming In at tlie
Donations of books and magazines
for the library for soldiers to be es
tablished at Camp Funston are still
coming In at the University Library.
Three large boxes of these have al
ready been shipped and the prospects
are that more will be sent in a few-
weeks. Although magazines and light
fiction are popular with soldier read
ers, they also enjoy the classics, ac
cording to Henry O. Severance, Uni
versity librarian, who is now at
Camp Funston organizing the library.
He and his son, Philip Severance, will
return home Saturday.
THIRD QUOTA OFF OCTOBER 3
Scarcely Enough White Men To Fill
Another 10 Per t'enr.
The Boone County exemption board
received word from the Provost
Marshal yesterday that the third in
crement of the Boone County quota of
ct'ill ui mc mvc mm uioj. -..,,
will leave here October 3.
Sheriff T. Fred Whitesides said that
he hoped a change would be made be-
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.n..A thn.a qm
wiiuu men uiautu i w..v. wUu...j
1 to make up another 40 per cent. He
camp will be changed to October 5
instead of October 3.
Motorists Stop on Way From Fair.
Two automobile parties returning
from the State Fair at Sedalia stopped
here last night Those in the party
g Q Gm Mr anfl Mrg M y
Davis and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Clark of
Prairie, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. II. F.
Wilkerson of Lexington. Ky. Mr.
Clark was a student in the University
in the early seventies. They probably
will leave in the morning.
GERMANY IS WILLI
Official Statement Declares
Evacuation Depends On
DEMAND OPEN DOOR
Separation of Flanders and
Walloon Is Specified
Must Remove Menace.
ny Associited Press
LONDON, Sept. 26. Germany has
agreed to evacuate Belgium on certain
conditions, it is declared in a German
official statement, according to a dis
patch from Berne, Switzerland, given
out today by the Wireless Press.
Germany, it is stipulated, must
have the right to develop her econo
mic enterprises freely in Belgium
especially in Antwerp. The proposal
was made in a supplementary note to
the German reply to the peace intita
tive of Pope Benedict. It was in the
form of a verbal communication made
by the foreign secretary to the papal
nuncio at Munich wherein the foreign
secretary specified conditions under
which Germany was willing to con
clude peace on a basis of evacuation of
Germany Will Help Pay Damages.
The verbal note said Germany would
contribute her share of the compensa
tion to be paid to Belgium for war
damages. Belgium would be required,
it is said, to give a guarantee that
any such menace as that which threat
ened Germany in 1914 would in the
future be excluded.
Belgium must undertake to maintain
administrative separation of the
Flanders and Walloon districts intro
duced by Germany, the verbal note
said, because this separation cor
responds to the wishes of a majority
of the Belgian people and Germany
desires such separation on account of
JIattcr of Throne Left Open.
A semi-official communication dn
the German press in explanation of
the new German proposal says the
government intentionally avoided stat
ing more clearly the conditions thus
outlined. These conditions are said
to be compatible with the dignity of
Germany avoided mentioning the
question of the throne because this
was a Belgian domestic matter. Ger
many, the communication says, will
agree to any government in Belgium
which accamplishes the conditions set
The principal question is how the
guarantees enumerated can be formu
lated. TO COXSIDER FAVIXG BIDS
Council Will Meet In Adjourned Ses
sion Tomorrow Afternoon.
There will be an adjourned session
of the city council at 4:30 o'clock to
morrow afternoon, when bids for the
paving of parts of Melbourne and
Third streets will be opened. Third
street will be paved from Hickman
avenue to Sexton road and Melbourne
street will be paved from Broadway
to Windsor street. Macadam covered
with tarvia will be the method of con
struction.. No bids on the work had
been filed today. The decision to pave
these streets was reached at a recent
meeting of the council.
MAKES RECOUP FOR COXVICTIOXS
One a Day is the Estimate of Police
Approximately a conviction a day
in police court has been the record for
September, according to M. L. Ed
wards, police judge. There Is -less
crime in Columbia considering its size
than there is in any town in the state,
the judge believes, and even winter, he
says, does not bring on a rush of mis
demeanors. STEWART BRIDGE OI'EX SUXDAY
Closed Since May, Yladoct has Been
Repaired and 3Iade Safer.
The Stewart road bridge, crossing
the Katy tracks west of the University,
will be open Sunday after being closed
since last May. A $5.2000 concrete
approach has been built, and the
bridge strengthened and refloored. It
is being painted this week, and is ex
pected to be dry before Saturday.
ARTILLERYMEX IX EXGLAXD
Men Belnir Trained Preparatory to
Going to France.
Iiy Associated Press
SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, Sept.
2G. Several thousand American ar
tillerymen who soon will be handling
heavy guns in France are encamped
here for drill and training after sev
eral weeks aboard a ship on the
Journey overseas. The men belong to
the regular army and are officered by
West Point graduates.
Xew Douglass School Ready.
Classes will be held in the new
Douglass School building Monday. The
equipment will be moved from the old
building next Friday and Saturday.
The old building will be torn down