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THE EVEXIXG fllSSOUBIAy, FRID AY, .OCTOBER 12, 1917.
PEACE NEAR, WRITES
Former M. U. Instructor,
Fighting in France, Tells
NIGHTS ARE WORST
Moon Adds Danger to Work
of Patrols and Men Wir
ing in Front.
"If only we can quiet the labor and
railway men In England and refrain
from playing into Germany's hands
by trying to get a premature peace,
all will be well" writes Lieutenant
C. A. Webster, former instructor in
the poultry department of the Uni
versity, now fighting in France, in a
letter to J. W. Warshaw of the
romance language department. "I'm
Inclined to think peace is not far off
however it may take a year," he
With the introductory statement
that he is now in the midst of the
greatest battle of the war the writer
nroceeds with a description of
trenches and trench life. He refers
to the intersecting passagqs as a
great Iabrinth consisting of fire
trenches in front and communication
excavations that lead back from the
scene of action to more or less
security. The bunk holes in
sides of the fire bays are covered
with corrugated iron and rubber
sheets or tarpaulin. In these the
men are huddled sleeping with
feet sticking out.
He continues: "An occasional sen
try Is found, rifle beside htm and
bayonet fixed, leaning against the
parapet looking out across the ground
in front, 'no man's land.' In day
time he uses reflecting mirrors for
observation purposes and at night his
own eyes." '
Contrasting the difference between
night and day in the trenches he
says the passage from dugouts to
guns when It is light takes a few
minutes and when it is dark, hours.
Further reference to night, which
the soldiers seem to dread, is con
tained in the following:
"The moon lends aid, but In
creases risk, for the wiring party out
in 'no man's land,' and for the
patrols that dodge from shell to shell
hole. At Intervals the tick-tack,
tick-tack of friendly or enemy
machine guns are heard searching
the ground in front and the roads in
the rear, and bullets whiz over the
parapets a warning not to be dis
regarded. Then sounds of rushing
air follow by the flash and dull
'crump' of the explosion and the
whirring of metal fragments hurtling
through the air In all directions."
He concludes by saying that after a
night of this an officer returns
fagged-out and wet to his dugout, an
ticipating rations and mail only to find
an orderly with a message from Cen
tral Office marked "secret" or "ur
gent" containing orders to report at
the left battalion of the office with a
gun prepared to take up a forward
policy of the organization will be
The Epsllon Xu Delta, scholarship
sorority at Christian College, held its
first meeting Wednesday evening.
Plans for the year's work and study
were discussed. The officers of the
sorority are: President, Dorothy Old
ham; vice-president, Martha Gaeger;
secretary, Mary C. McKee.
Miss Merial Durham, who has been
visiting at Stephens College this
week has returned to her home in
Miss Martha Chinn has returned to
her home in Vandalia after spending
a week at the Chi Omega house.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Thee have gone to
Warrenton to visit her sister a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Wainscott and
little daughter and Mrs. J. M, Wain
scott, who hae been visiting Asa
Wainscott, returned today to their
home in Hallsvillc.
Mrs. Carrie Blackwell and little
daughter have gone to Kansas City
to spend the week-end with Mrs. J.
Mrs. C. D. Withers, accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. Douglas Christy of
Kansas City, who has been visiting
her, has gone to Louisiana, Mo., to
visit their sister, Mrs. Ellis.
Mrs. M. Jenkins left today for
Higginsville to spend two months with
her daugther. Miss Bertie Jackson.
Mrs. George H. Althouse and Mrs.
Alexander Denny returned today to
their home in Marshall after visiting
Mrs. N. T. Gentry. Mrs. Denny spent
the summer n Columbia. Mrs. Gentry
went with them to Centralia.
Miss Louwllia Hall, a student in
Stephens College, has gone to her
home in La Belle to spend the week
end. Mrs. Lee Rosebrough of Webster
Groves has returned to the University.
The Hannibal Club gae a picnic
Wednesday evening at Rollins Springs,
SHORT COURSE OPENS OCT. 30
Work Adapted to Emergency Training
The Short Course at the Univer
sity of Missonri College of Agriculture
will open October 31. This year the
courses have been adapted to emer
gency training so- that the students
will receive Instruction that will help
them particularly at this time. Courses
will be offered In livestock pro
duction, diseases of live stock, soils,
farm crops, horticulture, control of
insect pests, marketing, judging farm
products and other phases of agri
The women will be permitted to
take courses In agriculture, but a
special course In home economics has
been provided for them. This course
will be designed to assist women in
food conservation work because food
conservation is as important as food
3IAM' PAY DOG TAXES '0W
After SoTember 1 There Will be an
AdTanco of 75 Cents.
Two-thirds of the sixty dog owners,
who wanted to get the $1.75 bargain
rate on dog taxes before November 1,
are negroes, the city clerk estimates.
Many come to the city office leading
cinnamon colored hounds so B. W.
Jacobs, city collector, "can jess run
his eye over thish yuah dawg and
Beginning November 1, the tax goes
Save 15 to 20 at the Grocerteria
201 North 10th street. Phone 888.
Freslunen to Piny Football.
To promote inter-fraternity rela
tionship among the freshman pledges,
a football association of pledges has
been formed. The pledges of ten
fraternities are in the organization.
Among them are those of .Beta Theta
Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma,
Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Theta,
Phi Kappa Psl, Sigma Alpha Epsllon,
Sigma Nu and Sigma Chi.
The officers are: President. Paul A.
Jenkins, Beta Theta PI; secretary
treasurer, AV. E. Pendleton, Sigma A1
pha Epsllon; chief committeeman, R.
W. Simon, Phi Delta Theta. The
schedule of games has not been announced.
Walter Broirn In Xew York.
A card from Walter Brown, a mem
ber of the St. Louis Base Hospital
Unit, No. 2, says the members of the
unit are now in New York. It js
not known when they will sail for the
Teachers wanted to fill emergency
vacancies in all departments. Have
calls for teachers daily. Only 3 1.2
per cent commission. Teachers Em
ployment Bureau, 208-209 C. R. 8.
Bank Bldg., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (adv)
Don't forget the Grocerteria when
you make your Saturday order. Phone
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Unique Way of Honoring Soldiers.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press)
PARIS, Oct. 12. Of the methods of
honoring soldiers for distinguished
service on the field of battle, the
"fourragers" conferred upon the
crack regiments of France is one of
the most original. It consists of a
colored cord ending in a brass tag,
the name being derived from the
French word for a tethering rope for
horses. Every officer and man In a
regiment rewarded for gallantry in
action by the fourragers has the right
to wear this cord round the left
shoulder. There are two classes of
the distinction, one having a green
and red cord to correspond with the
Croix do Guerre, and the other being
in green and yellow, on the lines of
the rarer Medaille Militaire.
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CITY AND CAMPUS
Miss Esther Robertson will spend
the week-end with her parents in
Mrs. Mary Calvert of Browns and
Lloyd Calvert of Hallsville were here
yesterday trying to obtain a pension
for Mrs. Calvert. Mrs. Calvert's
husband fought In the Civil War.
Halleck Bland of Centralia was
-here yesterday on business.
Mrs. R. L. Street of Fayette, who
has been visiting Mrs. Joseph Long,
returned home yesterday.
Mrs. C. W. Street of Mexico at
tended the fair yesterday.
Mrs. Bess Scovern Givens of Car
rollton, who has been visiting Miss
Sharlotte Mooers, returned home
yesterday afternoon. Miss Mooers ac
companied her home.
Mrs. O. C. McCulIough went to
Kansas City yesterday to visit rela
tives. SISrigg Hillyard wen to St. Joseph
yesterday to spend the week-end with
C. R. Masterson of Sturgeon was
here yesterday on business.
Mrs. M. B. Munson of the School
of Law went to Kansas City yesterday
Mrs. Susie Joy of Hallsville was
here yesterday shopping.
Miss Martha Merriwether and Miss
Mary Reed went to Kansas City
jesterday afternoon. Miss Reed has
been visiting friends at the Alpha
Phi house. Miss Merriwether went
to spend a few days with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Stlce and
daughter, Mary, and Miss Vernice
Tucker of Centralia were here shop
Mrs. Mollie Aubrecht, who has been ;
visiting hcra returned to Leaven
worth, Kan., yesterday.
George Martin Shephard of Brook
field, who has been here three days
on business, left yesterday. t
The Agricultural Club met last
night to discuss plans for the "barn
warming." Reports were made by
the various committees. E. M. Har
mon, a graduate of the College of Ag
riculture, now connected with the Illi
nois College of Agriculture, made a
The Missouri Chapter of the Inter-j
collegiate Socialist Society will meet
tonight in Room B, Y. M. C. A. Build
ing, Immediately after the mass meet
ing. Officers will be elected and the
NATIONAL STOCK YARDS, HAST ST.
I.OriS. Ill, Octobpr 12, 1017. The live
stock market for Imlny as as follows:
Hoc receipts 7,500.
MItciI and liutchers. SlSlfISlS.Tr;.
Sowl he.ivr. J1S C0QS18.7S.
Cattle receipts 5,500.
.Native lieef steer. SS(ffS17-50.
Yeirllnc steers and heifers, S7CIS17.
Stwkers and feeders, JOiWIffSlLV).
Teas quarantine steers. ?C.7-(iJS10-V).
Prime Southern beef steers. $9(312.75.
Iteef cows and heifers, $G(T$10.
Prime yearling steers and heifers, S7.50
Nuive calves. $3.75?$13.50.
Sheep receipts 1,500.
C.inners and Chopiers, $.-fjS.50.
The Grocerteria is the Hooverized
grocery store. Delivery only 5 cents.
Phone 888. WM-24
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This attractive place is open to the
public for all social functions,
dancing, parties, banquets, and after-!
"noon teas. Make your reservation
now. For terms and arrangements
apply to W. F. Delp. Phone 750.
Nothing but satisfied customers at
the Grocerteria. Phone 88S. WM-24
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Finder please call 917-Wliite. A-24
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WANTi:D A boy to take care of
furnace for his room. 515 South Gtb st.
TAKEN from the coatroom In the Unl-
verMtj- library, an overcoat, medium
nrlslit. Five dollars reward If returned to
owner, J. C. Wise.
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A Floor That Makes Dancing Easy
SATURDAY NIGHT ASSEMBLY
Just the place you'll want to go tomorrow
night for a good time with that girl
ample room perfect dance floor music
that will force you to dance if you hear it,
COLUMBIA ASSEMBLY HALL
OVER DORN-CLONEY LAUNDRY
"For Years the Dancing Floor of Columbia"
DANCING BEGINS AT EIGHT EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT
John H. Estes Dry Goods Co.
EVERYTHING COST MORE
EXCEPT - A HAT
Hats for Everybody . -$3
For Young, Old, Middle-Aged
.An Exceptionable Purchase Makes it Possible
for us to sell you a hat tomorrow at $3 that
should cost nearly double or more
The Material Used
arc costing more than twice as much as they did two
years ago it is not our loss its the manufacturers
what difference whose loss as long as you get the hat
Large Black and Colored Velvet Hats
Also small and medium velvet hats two velvet
and felt hats and hats made of other materials.
Nobody is Forgotten in This Sale
See our windows for these wonderful values.
Ladies' Forest Mills Underwear, the
kind that is made for comfort and service for
big ladies, old and young. At wide range of
prices. In either high or low neck.
Ladies' union suits,long sleeves, ankle length,
slight fleecing, an excellent warm Qffe
garment of regular sizes. Per suit 3CIS
Ladies fine thread union suits, low nedc,
band top and sleeveless. An excellent gar
ment for those who prefer a fine d "I A
medium weight. Per suit - J3U
Many others styles and values including silk
and wool in high neck, short fl A
sleeves dutch neck', no sleeves - $vv
35 cent ladies seamless mercerized boot hose
in black only. Reenforced heels and toes
and double soles. An excellent Sfxigy
quality for 35cts. Special price 3 CIS
Misses' plain and fancy zibilene, large velet
collars, fancy button trimmed, belt all
around and lined throughout. & &ik
Sizes 8 to 14 years. Price - P"3"
Others up to $15.00.
Children's warm coats in velvet, corduroy
and other fancy cloakings, all lined through
out, some with plush colors and trimming,
others plain, sizes 3 to 6 years, djyf flff
Price m tPl.73
Others up to $11.00.
$2.00 French kid gloves 1.19. In colors
champagne, white,tanand brown dj f f A
sizes 5, SV . 514 and 53A . Per pairV 1 1
1.00 ladies' flannelette gowns, cutlarge,made
from good quality flannelette, low QQg
and high neck. Price - - Oyl
1.50 ladies' flannelette gowns.neatly trimmed
and generous size. Special, Q
for Saturday only - - tPJLlx
Many other styles and values
up to $2.00.
6.00 Georgette waists, made of an excellent
quality, in a variety of choice models, some
plain, others embroidered and beaded. All
sizes. Special, d AA
Saturday only - P""
New Coats, Suits, Serge
and Party Dresses, many
new models received this
week for your choosing. A
big variety of stylish Suits
for the women or miss in
the popular materials and
colors in individual styles.
Specially priced dj A HC
for tomorrow uix i O
Women or Misses attrac
tive Coats in either plain or
fur trimmed a score of
different models, attractive
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