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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1917.
TO 9 BELOW
Fires and Broken Plumbing
Fixtures Follow the
MANY LATE TRAINS
Still a Supply of Coal, But
Future Shipments Are
Nine degrees below zero!
Not satisfied with the record of 8
degrees below zero of Saturday morn
ing, the weather beat that mark by
one degree at 8 o'clock this morning.
The prospects are, according to the
United States Weather Bureau, that
there will be no marked rise in tem
perature for several days, but it will
" moderate slowly. The cold wave
spreads all over the country.
Snow has fallen generally over the
ate and has kept the wheat from
being damaged by the low tempera
t tare. Reports to the Weather
' Bureau show that the average fall of
snow in the northern part of the state
was three inches and in the Ozarks
it reached a foot.
Between the crests of the cold
wave from Saturday morning to this
morning, the temperature ranged
from a few degrees below to 7 degrees
above yesterday afternoon. Train
schedules, water pipes and the fuel
supply suffered to great extent. In
addition, the fire department was
kept busy putting out fires where
residents were overworking their
Five Fire Alarms Yesterday.
The fire department answered five
alarms yesterday. Each blaze, was
put out "1th chemicals.
The first alarm was at 8:30 o'clock.
The apartment house at 717 Missouri
belonging to W. H. Parker caught fire
from an overheated furnace. ' The
damage was slight. At 12:30 o'clock
the department was called to 713 Ly
ons street. The house is occupied by
Edward Austin. The fire was caused
by a defective flue. The damage was
small. At 3:30 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon, the Barkwell feed siote on
North Eighth street caught fire from
an overheated stove. Little damage
was done. The house at 1410 Itich
aruson, occupied by II. D. Hackle
thorn, caught fire at 8:30 o'clock last
night. W. C. Belcher, owner, was
thawing out water pipes and the
flooring caught fire. The fire was put
out without causing damage to any
Last night at 10:45 o'clock, the
most serious fire of the day occurred
at the home of Prof. H. L. Kempster,
HOS Rosemary lane. The fire was
caused by a defective flue. The dam
age was estimated between $50 and
This afternoon a fire on the roof of
Prof. C. II. Eckles" home caused a $35
Enough Coal on Hand.
"So far as we know, the local deal
ers have enough coal on hand and on
the way to supply the immediate de
mand," said H. A. Collier, fuel admin
istrator for Boone County, today, "but
if this cold weather should last thirty
days, the fuel situation would be bad.
People should be saving with their
coal. About three-fourths of the
dealers have a small amount on
hand, from 23 to 100 tons a dealer.
"Many dealers have cars ordered,
some having been on the way from
ten to twenty days. Friday we took
the matter up with the Wabash and
were assured that some of the cars
would be here today. One car came
Friday and two are expected today.
If coal continues to come in this way
the demand can be filled, but we have
no assurance that it will continue to
"It is cortain that both Boone
County and Illinois coal will rise in
price, about a cent a bushel, within
the next week or ten days. Kansas
City is now allowing ' $2.10 .a ton
Profit; Bay and Carroll counties,
UM, and Columbia, $1 30."
Train Schedules Upset
The cold spell has tied up railroad
freight and delayed trains all over
the country. Only one car of froight,
containing fresh meat, has arrived
over the Wabash in the last two days.
Yesterday and today the trains have
teen from thirty minutes to three
hours late. The 10 o'clock Sunday
alght Wabash did not arrive until 5
o'clock this morning, and the 7 o'clock
morning train did not arrive until
S:40 o'clock. The delay Is due to
'Poor connection with the main lines.
Cold causes various kinds of engine
failures and necessitates more en
gines to handle the passenger traffic.
l'lumliliDT Fixtures Damaged
Three plumbers reported C4, CO
f& 50 calls, respectively, up to 10
o'clock this morning. The average
loss, due to broken pipes and broken
Mer meters in the ground, was from
ft to J5. The greatest loss was
caused by damage done to nickel
Plated fixtures, which are very ex
'Wasive now. At Prof. Walter Mil
ter's home. 1515 Keiser avenue, 5S0
orth of repair work must be done;
10 Instantaneous water heater and
other bathroom arrangements were
Deo. 10 .Ttrelrc more shopping days be-
Dec. ll.-rFIrst elimination tryonts for
varsity debating teams University
Auditorium at 3 o'clock and Y. M.
C. A. Auditorium at 7 o'clock.
Dec. 12. Collece Women's Mass Meeting
at 4 o'clock In tlie University Au
ditorium. Speakers: Mrs. B. V.
r llusch. chairman of the Women's
Committee or the Missouri Coun
cil of Defense, and Mrs. Edmund
Brown, of the St. Ion!s Keil Cross.
Dec. 21. Friday, 4 p. m. Christmas holi
Jan. 3. Thursday, 8 n. ra. Christmas
Jan. IMS. Farmer's Week.
Germans Are Said to Be
, Massing Greatest Unit of
War on West Front.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. Germany
has massed on the western front her
greatest army of the war. Secretary
Baker declared today in his weekly
war review. To meet this menace the
United States must speed up its mili
tary preparations, the Secretary said,
In order to meet the enemy and op
pose his operations in France.
The peace negotiations with Russia
have permitted the massing of men
on the western front for the purpose
of carrying out great attacks in that
area, according to the, review.
"A united nation must stand
squarely behind our solders, "The
secretary said. "It is not sufficient
to prepare to fight; we must prepare
to win the war completely."
The review asserted that the Ger
man counter attacks on the Cambral
front had been successful In winning
back less than one-third of the terri
tory captured by General Byng.
MISS AXN'A LOWRY DIES
Young Woman Succumbs to Paralysis
After a Week's Illness.
Miss Anna Lowry died of paralysis
at the Parker Memorial Hospital Sun
day -morning after a week's illness.
Miss Lowry was about 30 years old
and had no relatives here. She lived
with Judge J, S. Bedford here until
flic moved to Mississippi. Miss Lowry
Is survived by her father living In Ok
lahoma, and. four brothers living
farther west. They were not here
for the funeral.
Funeral services were conducted at
the home of A. J. Rstes, 411 Christian
College avenue, at 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon by the Rev. M. A. Hart. Buri
al was in the Bonne Femme fcemetnry
on the Ashland Gravel road.
British Munitions Vessel in
Halifax Harbor Ablaze
By Associated Press
HALIFAX. N, 8., Dec. 10. The
deck cargo of the British steamer
Picton, laden with munitions, caugHt
fire last night and only the quick
work of the Halifax company of rifle
men prevented another big explosion
in the harbor.
The men boarded the ship, throw
the burning cargo overboard and
checked the flames before they could
spread to the holds.
By Assoclited Press
HALIFAX, X. S.. Dec. 10. Whole
sale arrest of German residents of
Halifax was begun by the police to
day. This action was taken under in
structions by the military authorities
who refused to disclose where they
had obtained evidence associating -the.
Germans with the explosion.
County War Savings Com
mittee Meets in Commer
cial Club Rooms,
Members of the executive commit
tno nf ! nnone Countv War Savings
nertiflrntA Organization met this aft
ernoon Jn the Commercial Club rooms
to lay plans for conducung the sales
.nmn.ilfm. Arrangements were pjade
for supplying all banks In the country
with stamps througn ine omnium
Thn Vinnlrs are sunDorting the
movement vigorously," said J. P. Mc
Baine, chairman of tne commmur,
.nj ,o nr confident of a large sale
of the stamps throughout Boone
A special committee to work In
each of the ninety-eight school dis
tricts of the county will be appointed
in a few days. It is felt that the
sale of stamps should be large among
ik nhnn children and .efforts will be
made to give every pupil In the coun-
iv .in onnortunity to purcnase ai ica-u
one of the certificates.
Motor Car his Christmas Gift.
. . i.M nnnnunrine: a 6-cvlinder
motor car as a Christmas present has
caused T. E. Forster. an end on the
freshman football squad, to ask for
early leave of absence from the Uni
versity for vacation, that he may go
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to school If the roads permit.
Resolution Adopted by Sixty
Who Meet at Broadway
SPEECH BY MAYOR
Executive and Marshal De
fend Administration Stu
dents Get Evidence.
Mayor James E. Boggs and City
Marshal John L. Whltesldes, at a
meeting of sixty citizens In the base
ment of the Broadway Methodist
Church yesterday afternoon, defend
ed the city administration and Its ef
forts to clean out vice in Columbia.
The meeting closed with the adoption
of the resolution stating that those
present were in favor of the vice
clean-up and would co-operate in
every possible, way with the seven
young men who had obtained evidence
against certain places of vice.
The meeting was the outgrowth of
a meeting a week ago, when seven
University students "told how they
had tried to get the police to put an
end to certain vice condlUons which
were against the law, how the efforts
of the police proved fruitless and
how they finally obtained evidence
and filed informatiqn with the pros
ecuting attorney. The mayor and the
chief of police were not present at
. Student States Case.
S. P. Dalton, one of the students
who obtained the evidence, made a
recapitulation of the case, stating that
the mayor and other city officials did
not seem enthusiastic over the cam
paign. He was interrupted, by Mayor
Boggs several tlmes, who questioned
him regarding the things -that the
city had helped him do.
Mr. Dalton said that he had laid the
facts before the mayor and that the
mayor had told him that this was not
enough and that he would have to
provide evidence that a Jury would
accept. He said that it had been easy
enough for him to get the evidence,
even though the police could find
.Mr. Boggs declared that no one in
Columbia .wanted to see vice condi
tions removed as much as he. He
said that he was and always had been
willing to co-operate with the young
men. He told how the young men
came to him with their story andj
said that he told them he would send
the police with them whenever they
thought they had suincient evidence.
He recounted how he had personally
gone out with the young men last
spring to stop vice in the negro dis
trict and how prosecutions had fol
lowed. At the end of his talk he was
quizzed by Dr. Woodson Moss who
wanted to know if it was necessary
for the young men of the University
to go as far as they did to procure
the evidence when the police could
have obtained the same evidence. He
admitted that the place in question
had not been raided by the police
within a year.
Men for Clean Columbia,
Doctor Moss told of conditions in
Columbia as he had known their for
the last forty years. He said that
the young manhood of the state
came to Columbia and that the city
should bo made clean. He declared
that the police might be .doing as
many citizens wanted them to, but
that there were many here who
wanted such places of vice raided
oftener than once a year.
J. B. Coleman, a negro, then said
that the negroes of the town were
against vice and wanted conditions
in their district improved.
City Marshal Whltesldes had little
to say except that he had gone to the
place in question and that he had
never found enough evidence for
prosecution. Ho stated- that he
worked in the daytime, but that the
night policemen had Instructions
from him to clean up any such condi
tions. He concluded by saying:
"From now on I will co-operate in
every way with the efforts. to clean
out vice In Columbia."
Dr. J. B. Cole, one of the leaders In
the movement, asked that the resolu
tion which had been passed at the
meeting be circulated among the mer
chants of the town for signatures.
This action was declared inadvisable
by W. M. Dinwiddle, prosecuting at
torney. George Starrett, city attor
ney, and E. C. Anderson, who declared
that signing the resolution would dis
qualify from Jury service.
Debating Schedules to Be Posted.
Schedules showing the time and
place for those trying out In the pre
liminary debates tomorrow will be
posted on the bulletin boards in the
east end of Academic Hall. The aft
ernoon speeches will begin at 3
o'clock and be held In the University
Auditorium and Law Building.
Centralia 3Ian Snes For Divorce
Eugene Tucker of Centralia filed, a
petition for a divorce from Lottie
Tucker this morning in Circuit Court
Tucker works on the railroad section.
His wife left him and went to Chi
cago while he was away at work, he
NOTED B ER
Id CITY LAST NIGHT
President of National High
ways Association Stops
Here on Way East.
A RECORD MOTORIST
Zero Weather No Terror to
Charles Henry Davis
Before Columbia was awake this
morning a big, 7-passenger car left
a Broadway garage and started at a
rapid clip over the snow covered
route of the-OId Trails Road toward
St. Louis. For the man at the wheel
zero weather has no terrors when It
comes to motoring. The driver and
owner of the car was Charles Henry
Davis of Cambridge, Mass., "father,"
and still president of thhe National
Highways Association, perhaps this
country's most enthusiastic motorist.
Mr. Davis came to Columbia late
yesterday afternoon from Kansas
City. On October 25 he left his home
in Cambridge for a combined pleasure
ahd business trip to the Pacific coast.
After spending a few days in Cali
fornia, he left Los Angeles Just one
month later, November 25, reaching
Columbia at 5:30 o'clock yesterday.
When his car stopped in the garage
his speedometer showed that he had
covered Just 7,304 miles between
Cambridge, Los Angeles and here.
But that is no trip at all for Mr.
Davis. It is only a little Jaunt. Since
he first began using motor cars he
has driven a machine, himself, more
450,000 miles, not including the num
ber of miles he has ridden when his
chauffeur was driving. Much of this
driving was done in uncomfortable
weather, much' more uncomfortable.
he says, than the cold, blustery,
snowy kind experienced in this vicin
ity since Friday.
- Didn't Stop Engine for.37 Hours.
Last summer, after a good roads
meeting in Chicago, Mr. Davis drove
from Toledo, O., to his home In Cam
bridge without stopping his engine,
or without stopping his car, except to
get gasoline and a bite to oat. The
distance was 937 miles and it took
him 37 hours. Mr. Davis drove the
machine 22 of the first 24 hours.
Their he slipped into the back seat
and took a nap for two hours while
his chauffeur drove. After that nap
lie look the wheel again and drove 13
hours until he reached his home. He
was up, ready for work the next
morning, but other members of his
party took a day off. Mr. Davis Is
no speeder, he says, but when he
starts for a place he "likes to get
there." and he wants to do the driv
ing himself. He has worn out his
ninth motor car and Is about to buy
his tenth. He has used only onb
Gave Up Engineering Profession.
Mr. Davis is an engineer, but when
he became interested in motors, and
then naturally in good roads, he gave
up his offices to organize the Nation
al Highways Association. He devotes
practically all of his time to the good
roads movement without compensa
tion. His association stands for
thhe construction of national
highways by the Government, and
right now Mr, Davis says that
such roads are a military necessity.
He points to the breaking down of
railway traffic as a good proof. He
is against the method of piece-meal
construction, by which one can travel
for some distance over a good road
and then In the next state find him
self In mudholes. The present plan
of federal and state aid is not sup
ported heartily by the association for
the reason that the members believe
that before the money gets to the
road there is too big a waste in ex
penditures. Too many persons get
their hands on it, he says.
On every trip Mr. Davis makes,
whether for business or pleasure, he
arranges to have maps and literature
at various points and these are dis
of the association forwarded to him
trlbutcd by him in every town he en
ters. Most of this material has been
written by Mr. Davis. The maps
made by him show an extensive sys
tem of proposed national highways
in everj' state In the Union. Some
day the association believes that it
will bring enough pressure on the
Government to build them.
Has Unique Home.
"There are 2 million miles of roads
in thhe United-States and only 200,
000 miles of them are passable," says
Mr. Davis. "That explains why I am
in the United States and only 200,-
Jlr. Davis is 52 years old. While
he lives most of the time in Cam
bridge and In Washington he has a
home In South Yarmouth Mass.. that
is unique. It was made of three old
fashioned houses and a barn. It Is
called "the house of the seven chim
neys." His office Is in a building
once used for a boat house. He is a
graduate of Columbia University and
one was one of ten honor men. lead
ing his class of fifty members in
With Mr.' Davis were O. B. Kimball,
two mechanics and a chauffeur, the
latter having nothing to do while the
car is running, at least Mr. Kimball
is keeping a record of all stops of I
.J'or Co,,l"nbU "" Vlclnltj : FIr con-thiu-d
cold tonlcht. Tuesday lncralnr
cloudiness and slowly mAdrrntlnr. Xow
"i. t"?Sra'"' to ,nlht zero or lower.
. ,...MIsurt; lalT ancI continued colli
tonight. Tuesday Increasing cloudiness:
silently warmer west portions
Shippers' Forecast: Within a radium of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture tonight will lie zero or lower lii all
Snow covers Kansas nnrt Mhdnn.i .. i.
depth of several Inches, the water equiva
lent being about half an Inch. Something
more thanlhe northern half of the United
States is covered with snow.
The cold wave has the whole country
In Its grip, freezing conditions extending
well Into Florida. San Delgo, Cal. Is the
only station reporting temperature
Another storm Is pjhslng down the St
Lawrence, attended by high winds, heavy
snows, and bitter cold.
- In Columbia cold weather will continue
tor tue next several days, with hut slight
tendency to moderate.
The highest temperature In Columbli
yesterday -was 7 and the lowest last night
was 0; precipitation O.OU; relative humid
ity 2 p. m. yesterday '06 per cent. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature
was 41 and the lowest 20 precipitation
0 00 inch.
Sun rles today, 7:1S a. m. Sun set,
1:17 p. m. Moon rises 3:31 a. m.
more than ten minutes. Outside of
the larger cities there have been very
few such stops, he says.
PLAN FOHEO CROSS
Local Committees Announc
ed Today by Dean Isidor
Dean Isidor Loeb, county manager
for the American Red Cross campaign
in Boone County, has announced tho
following campaign committee: I. A.
Barjh, S. F. Conley, L. M. Defoe, A.
W. Taylor, Lee Walker and Harry S.
Mr. Defoe, treasurer for the Boone
County lied Cross society, will act as
treasurer for this campaign and will
assist Dean Loeb in organizing the
University students. Mr. Taylor will
act as chairman of the church com
mittees, which will ask each church
in Boone County to hold a Red Cross
meeting next Sunday. Lee Walker
is chairman of the speakers' commit
tee whose duty it is to obtain speak
ers for all public gatherings. The
matter of obtaining automobiles for
trips to the country will he in the
hands of Mr. Barth and Mr. Conley.
who will also conduct a campaign
among merchants and. business men
of theJown. H. S. Jacks will have
chargcof the publicity for the cam
paign. "The American Red Cross is mak
ing the Christmas drive to obtain 15,
000,000 members," said Dean Leob
today. "Bcone County's share is C,-
000 members and the committee hopes
to exceed this number.
"The Red Cross is the great ci
vilian army which provides comfort
for our soldie'rs and sailors, first aid
and hospitals for the wounded and
relief for dependent families of. those
who have gone to the fronj. Wood
row Wilson is president of the Red
Cross and he expects evcRt-citizen to
enroll as a member of the organiza
tion." The campaign will begin Monday,
December, 17 and will close Monday,
December 24. Next Sunday has been
designated as Red Cross Sunday.
Every preacher In the United States
will be asked to preach a Red Cross
sermon on that day.
In co-operation with the district
campaign, of which E. Sydney Steph
ens Is manager, the Boone County
organization has set -aside next
.Monday, December 17, as volun
teer day. On that day citizens
from all over Boone County will
be asked to Join the Red Cross.
This plan was originated by
Mr. Stephens following the plan
adopted by the Government in regis
tering young men eligible for draft
The membership fee is $1 and no
one will be asked for more. Heads
of families, who can afford It will be
solicited to take membership for each
member of the family.
After the volunteer movement of
Monday ' the membership will be
checked up and the rest of the week
will be devoted to a canvassing cam
paign. A. Bonar Law Makes An
nouncement in House of
By Associated Tress
' LONDON. Dec. 10. Andrew Bonar
Law. chancellor of the exchequer, an
nounced in the House of Commons to
day that Jerusalem, after being sur
rounded on all sidles by British
troops, has surrendered.
Divorce Suit Filed Against Minister.
Mrs. Virginia Kevins filed suit for
divorce against the Bev. James T.
Kevins with the Circuit Clerk Satur
day charging non-support and gen
eral Indignities. The couple were
married in January, 1898.
F. A. Sampson Is Much Better
The condition of F. A. Sampson,
who Is 111 with pneumonia in Parker
Memorial Hospital, Is steadily Im
proving. It is thought that he will be
able to leave hospital In a few days.
IS rlEDJ RUSSIA
Bolsheviki Announce Revo
lution in Southeastern Part
REVOLT IN PORTUGAL
Make Effort to Cut Off
Dy Associated Tress
Civil war has broken out in Russia,
and the Bolsheviki regime apparently
will be put to the test The Petro
grad government has issued a
proclamation announcing that Gen
erals Kaledines, korniloff and Dutoff
have begun a revolution in southeast
ern European Russia.
The Bolsheviki announce that the
Constitutional Democrats are resist
ing the Don Cossacks and their field
military leaders and are aiming tp
cut off food supplies coming in by
way of the Black Sea route. The
Bolsheviki troops have been ordered
to take the field against the counter
revolutionists. General Kaledines is said to be col
lecting his forces, and it is believed
his objective is Moscow. General
Dutoff Is leading the revoluUonists In
the direction or Orenburg and is en
deavoring to cut the railway line be
tween that place and Tcheliahinsk.
Two towns in the Caucasus are occu
pied by forces under General Kfcrnl
loff. In Orenburg the Bolsheviki leaders
have been arrested and the soldiers
under them disarmed. In the new
Ukranian republic the middle class
is reported to be assisting General
Kaledines in" opposition to the Sol
diers' and Workmen's Council. It
was not expected in European capi
tals that a strong effort would be
made to oust the Bolsheviki from
For some time General Korniloff
has been gathering his forces in the
Don region, where he has been Joined
by former army officers and leaders
of the old provisional government
He is reported to hold .most of Rus
sia's coal reserve and practically to
control tho Don region and the ter
ritory between tho Black and Caspian
Uprisings in Portugal are reported
as accompanying the formation of a
new cabinet. The fighting was con
fined to Lisbon and the vicinity im
mediately surrounding the city.
:t Month's Armistice Agreed Upon.
liy Associated Press
JASSEY. Rumania. Des. 10. It is
understood that an armistice for
three months between the German
and Russian forces, taking in also the
Russian-Rumanian fronts, has been
U. Ail the conditions proposed by the
Rumanians were accepted by the Ger
mans with the exception of the one
prohibiting the transfer of troops to
other fronts. In regard to.this, ne
gotiations are still going on with
Field Marshal von Mackensen at
Bucharest. The Russo-German com
mittee, which is conducting the ne
gotiations, was received cordially and
dined by the Germans.
COLUMBIA COUPLES MAURY.
Ruby Martin Marries Berryman Alien ;
Ella Perkins Weds Ross Watson.
Miss Ruby Martin and Berryman
Allen of Columbia were married at 3
o'clock this afternoon by the Rev. A.
W. Pasley at the parsonage. Miss
Martin is the daughter of W. M. Mar
tin, 816 Range Line street, and was
bookkeeper at the McHarg grocery
store for considerable time. For the
last year she has been employed at
tbe Smith and Dlgges dental parlors.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen left this after
noon for a short visit to Jefferson
City and will return to Columbia the
latter part of the week to make their
Miss Ella Perkins was married to
Ross Watson Saturday night by the
Rev. A. W. PaBley at his home, G01
Lyon street The bridegroom is the
son of Mrs. R. F. Watson of Range
Line street. The bride is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James Perkins of
Hollis street. The couple will live
RECRUITING OFFICE OX CAMPUS
Corporal W. T. Kellingr Will be in
Corporal W. T. Kelllng of the U.
S. Army recruiting service, is here
from St. Louis to open a recruiting
office in Room 2C, Academic Hall.
The office will be open from 9 o'clock
until 5 o'clock. After 5 o'clock Cor"
poral Kelllng will be at the Athens
Hotel. One may Join any branch or
the service at this office.
I). A. B. Will Meet Tomorrow.
The regular business meeUng of
the D. A. R. will be held at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning at the Red Cross
workroom. A full attendance of the
board Is desired. -
Will Live In Panama.
The Rev, and Mrs. R. J. Pirkey
and family arc visiting relatives here
before going to Panama, where they
will live. The Reverend Pirkey was
formerly a student in thhe University.
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