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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
STATE GRANGE ENDS
Committee Reports on Roads,
Education and Ritual
ELECT TWO OFFICERS
Members Favor State Tax on
Dogs as Protection From
The third and last day of the meet
ing of the State Grange was taken up
with a closed business session, re-
. c f Urn ibnirmpn nf the vnrinns
nmmittres and the discussion brought
out by these reports. F. E. Marshall ,
of St Louis explained and exhibited i
tho Government thrift stamps to the
delegates and urged each of them to
work for their adoption in his com
munity. Two new officers were elected. J. M.
nninu-nter of Kirksville as treasurer.
to fill the vacancy left by the death of
Jnhn Miller, and S. P. Fleming of!
Pleasant Hill as member of the exec
utive committee, to fill a position
which automatically became vacant.
.Mrs. Martha Burrows read the re
port of the committee on education;
John Ellis, the report of the commit
tee on highways; George Vaughn, the
report of the committee on ritual and
George A. Bond the report of the com
mittee on public highways. The other
committces reported in the afternoon. I
Memorial services weiu nem mi jumi
Miller of Hannibal, former treasurer.
who had died since the last meeting.
A resolution was aciopieo. inuring
the placing or a state tax on an nogs.
This action was taken largely on ac
count of the damage done to sheep
herds by dogs in the country.
CHANCE MEMBERS IIEAU TALKS
Cooil Roads and Oilier Topics Are
DNcussed nt Luncheon.
Agriculture, good roads and patrio
tismthese were the subjects the Co
lumbia business men and members of
the Missouri State Grange heard dis
cussed at the Commercial Club lunch
eon at noon today. C. 0. Rainc told
briefly of the State Grange and its
objects. George Bond, president or, night.
the State Automobile and Gcod Roads The following program was given:
Association, made a plea for a greater 'Greetings, F. P. Gutekunst, president
Interest in road construction, espec-fof the club; "International Public
ially the Old Trails Road. Ho praised
Columbia for its civic pride and pro
gress, tut pointed out that it had fail
cd to co-operate with his organization. '
Columbia, he said, was one of two
towns in the state that did not have
an automobile club affiliated with his
F. E. Marshall of St. Louis, repre
senting Festus Wade, In charge of the
War Savings Certificates Campaign f
in Missouri, told in detail of the sale
of the "baby bonds" and the organi7a-
tinn now being effected to carry on I
the sale. He said that thrcush this
organization the matter would be put '
up'to ever?' individual in the countv.
The "baby bonds." he said, are in- ;
trndfd t- the Government for those
classes of people who could not at-
ford to buy Liberty Bonds. j
DUN 1.0EH TO HEAD CAMPAIGN
Is Appointed Count Manager for Red
Cross Jiemlierslrp Drhe.
Dean Isidor Loeli of the School of
Business and Public Adminisfat on
Ol 1110 fnivcrsiiy a, .. .,.,.-...--
campaign manager lor .. ""
j t- rl,Iftioc mnmiiPrSnin Cam
in the Christmas membership cam-
,.i ,. ,
paign soon to oe- carrieu " -
Red Cross Society, ine awiuuminui
was nwdc by E. W. Stephens. chair-J
man of the Boone County Red uross
Th? county managers and chapter
chairmen of the sixth district win
meet at noon tomorrow at the Daniel
Boone Tavern to be instructed in their ,
duties ty E. Svdney stepnens, cua..
man for this district.
PATTERSON TO ENTER ARMY
Assistant Food Administrator 1VH1
r:lw. IT11 Position Decemlir 15.
Don D. PatteTson. assistant state
food administrator, has resigned his ej)t man woman ami cliilil of Ar
nnsiiinn -ind will enter national serv- . . Svri ,..m rcCnive a pit-
Ice. He has filed his application for 1
the Third Officers' Training ump .11.
Littb Rock. Mr. Patterson win v-u..
tinue his duties here until December ( m JExKl.S CTILL IX HOSPITAL mcn ., speak on ..A'phasc.or Car
lo L, ., , ..... i,-:ii vim sinn-aw ' bohydrates Metabol'sm." Pre-medi-
. ! President Hill Hill lill Swlln!,! '
Ten fiii'lty of Draft Conspiracy
Vvs?s. CITY Dec. 6. The jury
,....-., .' nn5 on trial,
lly Associated l'ress
in ti,. fndnril court on the charge of
const iring to obstruct the selective
' . 11.,. nt
draft law today returned vcniitw u.
Plav Reading Club In Meet FrWaj.
The Afternoon Play ucju.i.h --
will meet at 3 o'clocK i-nuaj "";'
f (tin II-t
noon in the faculty ruum w v..v-
J?v? n Ui,.r I " bv Morris as it Affects Social Reconstruction , am, ste hens coUeges have contribu
T,.nSls Present." , will be the subject of Dean Isidor te(, tQ thig !!a,c as we as the towng.
ri. -S.rrS a; Z
U iliLIlUl ollliii""-'
77, . v:-.
L. II. McBrideV House Catches in.
Tlie fire ucpanmeiiL ..- v. -
,, ,.i mu ro nt the home ot
rmt m.t n cnvnll fire at the home
L. D. McBride, 204 Hitt street, eariy
this morning. The roof of thc house
'was damaged slightly. The roof
caught fire from sparks from a flue.
Dec. C. Fifteen more shopping days be
Dec. 11. First elimination tryouts for
varsity debating team University
Auditorium at 3 o'clock and Y. M.
C. A. Andltorlum at 7 o'clock.
Dec. 21. Friday. 4 p. in. Christmas holi
Jan. 3. Thursday. S a. m. Christmas
Jan. 14-1K. Farmer's Week.
SEW FOREIGN MAIL RULE MADE
So Non-Postage Stamps Are to Be
Placed on Front of Packages.
Postmaster J. H. Guitar was noti
fied today by the Postoffice Depart
ment that all Christmas packages
bearing non-postage stamps and des
tined for foreign countries must have
such stamps on the back of the pack-
ase. The order reads 'that all pack
aKes with such stamps on the front
win be returned to the sender, or
sent to the c,eatl letter division in
case the sender's name is not given
By non-postage stamps the postal
officials mean seals and stamps ot a
decorative nature such as the Red
Cross Christmas seals. This order
applies to foreign-bound mail only.
25 Airplanes Drop Bombs on
6 Places 2 Machines Are
Iiy Associated Press
invnnv nw r. Ahni,t ' nir-
pialie"s raid'ed England today, it was
,i ffiioiK- nf thr fi
rcache,i London. Two of the raiders
were brougnt down, tne crew 0f 3 men
cn cach ma(.nine being captured.
Iiy Associated Press
BERLIN", Dec. 6. London, Shcer-
ness, Gravesend, Chatham, Dover and
j Margate were bombed by German air
planes today, tho war office announc
ed. HOLDS OPEN HOUSE AT UNION
Cosmopolitan Club Entertains 75
C nests With Program.
About seventy-five students and
I faculty members attended the open
I house held by the Cosmopolitan Club
'at the Missouri Union Building last
Opinion," iDr. W. J. Shepard; Chinese
duet, Ben Pond and Robert Lam;
Spanish reading, Luis O'avel; Japan
ese song, Tadayoshi Tamura; dance.
Marie Rickert; reading, Marcia Bai-
ley; American song, F. P. Gutekunst
Japanese dance, George Shinji. Re
freshments were served.
The purpose and activities of the
club were outlined by Mr. Gutekunst.
The purpose of the club, he said, is
to promote a better understanding
and appreciation of tho point of view
0f the other fellow. Through its so-
clal activities the club strives to fur-'as the Mathematical Ass-ciatlon of
thcr friendly relations between the America, which was formed at the
diffGrent nationalities represented at University in December, 1915. is now
the University. j sending out more than a hundred lct-
Doctor Shepard said that the main- , ters to professors of mathematics in
tenance of a world peace can only be j England. France. Italy and South
secured by a world congress, backed j America, asking them to become m;m-
by international public opinion, and 1 hers of the association. The purpose
a,ided it is such a public opinion thatof tho society is to promote mathe-
the Cosmopolitan Cub fosters,
"However," said Doctor Shepard,
"there is as much difference between
cosmopolitanism and pacifism as
betwcen ,,ay aml night ,n
thQt the cosmopoiitan sees the
iii.it iiic vvj"wii,...-.. -. ...
diate dangers, while-the pacifist, like
.. .. .. j
an ostrich, sticks his head in the
"" uaiiiv.ii, "so ....
san(1 an(1 reruses to see the present.'
RELIEF 1TND QUOTA IS $3,125
Piltance of S' Cents a Head Daily
Sought for Victims of Turks.
Columbia's share in the Armenian
Syrian reMef fund now being raised
in tne United States is $3,423. At the
unlon services tnanKsgiving uay
$315.92 was raised.
To provide food, clothing and other
necessities of life during the winter
for the destitute survivors, it is
necessary to raise $30,000,000. If
cach part of the United States con-
tributes its fun quota, each depend-
Jancc Qf ess than s cents a ,lay t0
meet the uintcr's needs.
i.Mi,,ri'i;ii in 101 !. ......f,.-.. t
n- Burris A. Jenkins is still in ,
- I P..- 1I,,M T.IIll.llt
Parker Memorial Hospital. It was!
said at tho hospital this morning that 1
he was resting and it was thought in-j
advisable for him to leave jestert.ay
t !,1, A JJnca Hill Went IO
Drake University last night to nil a
,. .,.,( iVioriv tnnieht '
for Doctor Jenkins.
I'lati) .'-- - ,
Thc New War Revenue Measure
in anaddre?S to be deUvercd at j
s-in o'clock Friday night in the Y.
M C. A. Auditorium. This is the
- thg year that ,g gvcn
h ausp ces of the Aipna z.eia
unuer i- . .
Pi. Tne lCsmres mis j--vi .. .-.."
the problems of the war and social re
construction. The meetings are
open to the public.
SALE OP WAR SAVING
Fifty of $5 Denomination
Already Sold Before the
MANY STAMPS TAKEN
Executive and Publicity
Committees Appointed by
J. P. McBaine.
Although the campaign for the sale
of War Saving Certificates In Colum
bia is not yet fully organized more
than fifty of the $5 certificates have
already been sold at the postoffice.
Many certificates with the 25-ccnt
thrift stamps have been issued.
F. E. Marshall of St. Louis was here
to confer with J' P. McBaine in re
gard to the campiign to be put on in
this county for the sale.
Mayor J. E. Boggs and E. G. Davis
have accepted the appointment of vice
chairmen for the War Saving Stamp
Campaign in Boone County.
The executive committee for this
campaign was appointed this after
noon by J. P McBaine. They are:
Chairman, J. E. Boggs, It. B. Price, Jr.,
C. B. Bowling, H. II. Banks, S. C. Hunt,
I. T. G. Stone and W. T. Conley of
Columbia; R. P. Price, Julius R. Ed
wards and C. W. Settle of'Centralia;
J. C: Hall and J. W. Hill of Roche
pcrt; S. It. Hazel and George S. Hall
of Ashland; Glen T. Pollard of Halls
villc; B. W. Busch and H. A. Niemeyer
'of Hartsturg; H. A. Whitcsides. of
liarnsDurg; Dennis speimau ana wx
Keith of Sturgeon
This committee will meet at 2 o'clock
Monday in the Commercial Club room.
Those appointed on the publicity
committee are: Chairman, L. M. De
foe. Hollis Edwards, Mary Margaret
McBride. Frank L. Martin, E. R. Chil
ders, William Hilth and II. II. Kin
yon of Columbia. Roscoe Pool and
II. B. Rodemyre of Centralia; Hunter
Price of Sturgeon; Annie H. Bysfield
of Rocheport; J. L. Wilcox of Ash
land; Clarence It. Bledsoe of Harts
burg. VON BEHNSTORFF EXPELLED
Former' Ambassador Scratched From
Records of V. of W.
Count von Bernstorff, honorary
alumnus of the Uiirvarsitj' ot W'scoir
sin, and former ambassador to Ameri
ca from Germany, was expelled from
the university by the Board of Regents
yesterday. The degree of Doctor of
Law, which was presented to the
Count in 1910, was unanimously re
scinded and his nams was ordered
scratched from the university's rec
FOR MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH
Socictj Founded Here Solicits Mem
bers in Oilier Countries.
A new mathematical society, known
.maticai rcscarcn in colleges.
MRS. E. C. LLOYD DIES
Slie Had Been a Iiesiilenf of Columbia
1 ,1 irr n innir s cki ss. .1 rs. r. 11.
fter a long sickness, Mrs. E. U.
LloV(, who has Hvei in Columbia for
the last twenty years, died at her home
at 1014 Walnut street. Mrs. Lloyd was
born in Findlay, O., in 1S51. She came
to Fayette, when she was 23 years
old. Her husband, Thomas Benton
Lloyd, died a number of years ago.
Mrs. Lloyd had eight children. Three
of them arc now living. They are:
Frank D. Lloyd, Samuel F. Lloyd and
Pearl U. Lloyd.
The Rev. M. A. Hart will conduct
the funeral services at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning at tho home. Burial
will be at Rocheport.
Medical Society Meets Friday.
The Medical Society will have two
speakers at its monthly meeting at 7
o'clock Friday night in the Y. M. C.
A. Auditorium. "Inheritance of Men
tal Traits" will be the subject of
Prof. George Lcfevre's address, and
V V TIt-v-i nt flirt nlivntnlrvfrvr ilnw-irt
- lU,IW'W -V MHIH.H. ,., IIH-V-
ing will begin promptly at 7 o'clock
on account of another meeting that
ill follow it. .' . -
w c T r ,,, IoI(, it,lmmage Sale.
The Y. P. B. and the W. C. T. U.
...mi v.v.i ..i- i .v..
win uum ;i ruuuiiaKu suit; in wv a-
cant st0rcroom at Tenth street and
, .., . . r..
tiroaoway inuay, tomorrow anu aai-
urday. Thc W. C. T. U. held a rum
mage sale the week before last, but
did not have enough supplies. The
,. , stmicnts ot christian
Fire at Home of John Hoerscli.
A small blaze this afternoon called
thc fire department to the John
Hoersch home, 50S South Fifth street.
Only a few shingles were burned
around the chimney and the loss was
., , j . .
German Attacks on Asiago
. .. -- &
Plateau Fail Except Near
FIGHTING IS HEAVY
Infantry Engage in Hand-to-
Hand Combat Many
Iiy Associated Tress
nnMIT! n C Aftor- fliHfinir nil
day. ihe' Italians' withdrew their line
from the slope south of Monte Cas-I I'1 Columbia mostly fair, cold wea'ther
telramhertn tn the F171 qnnr nn the n" .I'"'" during the nevt WI hours, mod
teigamoerto w me aza spur on ine crating somewhat during the latter part of
nui mum irum,
the war Office an-
fly Associated Tress
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS, Dec. 6. The serious
attacks on the Asiago Plateau have
been repulsed with lieavy losses, ex-
cept at the northeast sector around
Monte Tondorecar. Here, after a des
j perate struggle which lasted until
this morning, the enemy succeeded
I in occupying some of the defensive
I positions of the Italians, who retired
to more secure stations. j
I Fighting has been extremely heavy,
with masses of infantry engaged in
hand-to-hand combat. The first at-1
tack on the Italian left was imme-.
diately repulsed by the Twenty-sec-1
ond Corps with large casualties.
Many prisoners were taken.
I The enemy attack on the Italian
I right was combatted for thirty-six
hours by other corps, which inflicted
heavy losses before yielding ground.
Berlin Reports 11,000 Italians Taken.
Iiy Associated Press
BERLIN', Dec. 6. Eleven thousand
Italians have been captured by thelwould probably send troops to Italy
Aiictrn.fJormnnc In their npw nf-
fensive on the mountainous front of
Northern Italy, it was officially an
nounced today by the German war of
fice. lly Associated Press
LONDON', Dec. C The British have
advanced slightly their line south
west of La Vacqtierie on the Cambrai
front, it was announced officially to
day. On Tuesday night, the official state
ment says, the British troops withdrew-
to' the southwest of Sur-1'cscuat
and Bourlon Wood. The withdrawal, unanimously approved today by the cxplcsion which occurred after the
it was added, was accomplished with-. Senate Foreign Relations Committee1 collision of an American munition
out the Germans appearing to be which P,ans to brin ll before the Sen"( ship and another vessel at Rocking
aware of it until late vestcrday. 1 ate tomorrow. , nanit acc0rding to telephone messages
I This action disposes of Ihe agita-reacninB herc this morning.
DEIIATINC TRY0CT DECEMBER 11 tion in the. committee to include Tur- Tne cxpiosion -aS so terrific that
til sitmli-iils in I'llilersilr Kllirilile to!
Elimination tryouts for the varsity;
debating squad will be held next Tues-, Tomorrow Afternoon. distant. 1
day afternoon and night, December, Jirs. Guy T. Feity died early this It is reported that the American .mu
ll. The afternoon tryout will be held morning at Parker Memorial Hos- nition steamer was making Ujrway
from 3 to 3 o'clock in the University pjtal after an operation for abscess ' out of the harbor when it was- ram
Auditorium and Law Building and 0f the liver last Tuesday. She had med broadside by another vessel. In-
those in the evening at 7 o'clock in
,the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium. AH stu
dents in the University are eligible
for entrance in this preliminary con
test ! Each speaker will b? allowed eight
minutes in which to present the side
.of the question chosen. The Kansas
I question is: "Resolved, that the terms
jof peace should include the cstablish
I meat of a League to Enforce Psacc."
The question to be debated with Ok-
lahoma is: "Resolved, that the Fedcr-
al Government should institute a sys -
,cm of compulsory arbitration for la-
:. .1: i- :iAi inn,in
our disputes on liuersiaiu lauiujus.
IT COST TO OWN CARS NOW
New State Automobile Law Goes Into
Effect Next Month.
The new automobile law of Missouri
which gees in effect January 31, 191S,
will make automobile owning one of
the greatest luxuries of the day. The
outstanding features of the law are
plate on both the front and rear of his
machine and that anyone bringing a
car into a garage must register his
name, license number, the time It is
1 ... ... " , 1
nrougnt in ana tne engine numoer 011
The city licenses will be issued after
the state license is taken cut. but
they will date from the same time as
the state permits, which is February 1.
Cities and towns will not be allowed
to raise thc price of thc license fee.
I The scale of state fees has been
doubled under thc new law, and is
now as follows:
Less thnn 1 bnrsenower. S4.00: 12
and less than 24 hp.. $0.00; 24 and
less than 36 hp.. $10.00; KG and less
ilinn as v.r. iti on- en -mil less thnn
....... tu ..i-., Vt-i.w vv
72 hp., $20.00; 72 or more horsepower,
ARMISTICE IN EFFECT
Berlin Announces Tonllaj's Cesa-
Hon of Fighting.
BERLIN. Dec. G. Suspension of
hostilities over the entire Russian
front for ten days beginning at noon
Friday has been arranged, the war ot-
ficc announced today.
Return From Chicago Slock Show.
Prof. L. A. Weaver, J. II. Longwell,
C. R. Howell and Russell Knotts re
turned yesterday morning from Chi
cago, where they attended the Inter
national Live Stock Show.
I For Columbia and Vicinity: Fair, con
tinued cold tonlglit. Friday partly clotnl,
and moderating-. Temperature tonleht 10
I For Missouri: Fair tonight, warmer ex.
trcnie west portion and ci.LL.r v.,,,n,.,.
I ern portion. Friday unsettled and n arm-
."... . . .,
Shippers' Forecast: With n n r-i.il,,.,
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera-
ture tonight will be 13 above zero Vst
zero North; 10 above zero K.ist and South.
The cold area that has been overlying
the northern states from Minnesota to
Montana for the past several days has
spread houthnard down the .MlssissIPI)I
Villey nnd over the Plains. Zero temi.er.i
tiires obtain In Iowa this morning, and
they are but S or 10 above wn. I., mi.
sU'ilJ ?n,! Ki,IIS;li'. while the freezing "line
of XI degrees has advanced to CentralTex-
in-. m ine otuer I:. mil the weather is
moderating in the upper Missouri Valley.
mere were snow Hurries In Mlsemirl
, or'USucnce '.n'.heb,,"'; SiM.1'!"
the period with Iiicreasin
The highest tunjvernture in Columbia
yesterday was JO ami the lonest last nighi
was 12; precipitation 000; relative hu
midity '1 p. in. yesterday (IS per cent. A
J'-nr ago yestenl.iv the highest tempera-
ture was M anil the
tion 0.00 Inch.
lowest Si; precipita
Sun rises today, 7:11 a.
4:1" p. m.
nt. Sun sets.
j Moon rises morn.
7 a. in 12 11 a. m 14
I S a. 111 1(1 V2 in. 17
'J a. 111 10 1 p. m is
10 a. in 12 '2 p. m is
WILL TJUOJIB VOTE
House to Pass on Measure
Tomorrow Troops May
Go to Italy.
ISy Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 0. The House
T!Vlni tvn Tlfllo limio f"nmm It t en. In t
porting Cn the war resolution dccla-
ration, said that the United States
There was no dissenting vote, in the
committee, and at the announcement
of Chairman Flood, the House gave
its unanimous consent to take up the
resolution tomorrow at the beginning
of the session and pass it before to
Against Austria Alone.
Uy Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. A resolu
tion declaring war with Austria-Hungary
alone, somewhat different in lan
guage from the House resolution, was
1 Key anu nuigana m me aeciarauon.;
FELTY DIES IN HOSPITAL
Operated On Last Tuesday Iiiirl.il
been sick for three weeks and was
taken to tho hospital 'ast Friday,
She was suffering with septic pneu-
monia at the time of the operation.
Mrs. Felty. whose maiden name was
Nellie A. Hirst, was born in St. Louis
June 27. 1S74. She was married in
1S33 to Guy'T. Felty, a general con-
tractor of Columbia, who survives
her. She is also survived by a son.
Guy T. Felty. Jr., who is 1C years old;
a daughter. Ruth, 20 years old, a for-
mer student in the University, who is
,now a sfnogranhcr at the Medical
nuilding; a brother, John Hirst, Jr.,
. . ..
of gt Louis, and two sisters, Airs.
Tom Carr of St. Louis and Mrs.
Phillips of San Francisco.
Mrs. Felty was a member of the
Episcopal Cnurch and of the Order
of the Eastern Star, Boone Chapter
390. The funeral services will be held
at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at
the new home, 1405 Rosemary lane,
into which the family moved last!
Burial will be in the C-
MUST HAVE MEATLESS DAYS
Kenorts to the Contrary Malicious,
ifranumg recent staiemenia mau me
meat supply of tho nation was such
that there was no need for an obscrva-,
tion of a ".Meatless Day," as "malic-
ious or coming umu i;.Bv.i.ai .-
csts", Hertert Hoover, United btates
Food Administrator, today made a
statement regarding thc circulated re
ports through the Federal tcoa AU-
ministration for Missouri. Tho reports
regarding the meat supply were made
in the Chicago papers and circulated
by means 01 mo press aMuuaUU.. w-
nil nart of the United "States as com-
. - ,-
injc from one of the largest packing
i fc W..--
go press which have found a wide;
irnninticn cviilcntlv cmlnatinir from
parties interested in exploiting the
gaje of me!ii and protesting against
the wheaticss and meatless days are
cither malicious or come from per-
sonal interest obviously endeavoring,
to raise the price of meat." Mr. Hoov-,
cr declares in his statement.
Agricultural Junior Joins the Naiy.
C A. McCanse, a junior in the Col
lege of Agriculture, has enlisted in
the United States Navy and will re
port in St. Louis immediately for
SCORES ARE READ;
HALIFAX IN FLAMES
' AFTER EXPLOSION
American Munition Ship,
Rammed by Vessel, Causes
Great Death Toll and
Damage to Property.
m - TriPk' TQ upADn
unULr. IS rHiAKLJ
61 MILES AWAY
Concussion Blows Hundreds
of Cars From Railroad
Tracks Many Buildings
By Associated Press
HALIFAX, X. S, Dec. . Fire re
suiting from the explosion was
brought under control this afternoon.
Richmond was destroyed. Several
hundred persons were killed and the
wounded number thousands. Not a
house In litis clly escaped damage.
Iiy Associated Press
MONTREAL, Dec. C The dead in
the Halifax- disaster are estimated at
1,200 by officials of the telegraph
company, although it Is explained
that the information upon which the
estimate is based is unofficial.
I'.y Associated 1'ress
MONTREAL, Dec. B (4:30 p. m.)
Direct telegraphic athices from Hall
fax this afternoon say the destruction
of the city today was caused by the
explosion of a French munition .hip
instead of an American ship, as ear
lier reported. It was stated the
J F"""ch "1 rammed by a Nor-
weglan boat carrjing foodstuffs.
I!y Associated Tress (
HALIFAX, Dec. 6. Hundreds of
persons were killed and a thousand
others injured, and half of the city
tf Halifax Is in ruins as the result of
the explosion of a munition ship in
the harbor today.
It is estimated that the property
loss will run into the millions. The
north end of the city is in flames.
Buildings Leveled, City in Flames.
Uy Associated Press
AMHERST. X. S-. Dec. C Hundreds
of buildings were destroyed and a
llmtinn of Tlnlifr -a I nn fir.' bt un
1, destroyed the insulation In the
telephone and telegraph offices for
thirty miles around Halifax, and it
was heard at Tumora sixty-one miles
stantly there was a tremendous ex-.
plosion which destroyed the two-ships
and killed their crews. ,.Vr
Concussion Damages Slatloi
! The concussion resulting caused the
, roof of tho railroad depot jxt Nortbj
street to collapse, while aUwarj&iJ
( houses on the water f rou'amiIeT' '
and a half were seriously ilamaged.
Fire started in many quarters of the
The force of the concussion was so
'great that hundreds of cars were
' blown off the railroad tracks along a
stretch of nearly two miles.
Messages asking for fire apparatus,
doctors, nurses and hospital supplies,
were received from Halifax in a num
ber of localities in Nova Scotia. Spe
cial trains were made up to transport
everything required that could be pro
cured. At Truro, Windson and here, tho city
councils met this morning and decided
to take immediate steps to render
aid to the unfortunate people of Hali
fax. It is understood that large quan
tities of food were destroyed and that
the citizens of Halifax may soon be in
danger of starvation. It was decided
lhat caroa(,g of fo0( shouI(, bc ruBnC(J
there at once.
Will Take Days to Replace Wires.
Damage done to the Western Union
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compancs aml thc Xova Scotla Tclc.
h Companv is so complete it will
likely require days before wlro com
munication between points outside of
Halifax can be restored.
Hundreds of buildings were totally
destroyed or greatly damaged. Scores
of lives are believed lost and certain
sccons of the city areln namea-
The crewg of Ue gh,pg ,n lhc col)g
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1U1I WUIUilll Jlllll'll
iStadnii ( ollapse hills Many People.
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TRURO. N. S., Dec. C Reports
reachine here early this afternoon
state it was feared several score of
people lost their lives when thc rail-
read station at Halifax collapsed.
Twenty-five railway workers were
killed on the track near Richmond.
Ralimr Wire Found in Cow.
Dr. L. S. Backus of the veterinary
department of the College of Agricul
ture, operated on a cow for the dairy
department yesterday and" found a
large piece of baling wire, which she
had swallowed, piercing the diaphragm.