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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1918
ALONG ROAD TOWARD
Americans Pursue Enemy in
Motor Trucks to Keep.Up
With Them in Fighting
STAND NEAR MEUSE
Haig Announces Capture of
Two Villages and Prison
ers Advancing South of
IJY WEUB MILLER .
(I'liitiil Pres Staff Correspondent)
OX THE AMERICAN FRONT,
Nov. S (4:20 p. in.). American
livers reiort that the roads toward
Metz and Conflans are literally
jammed with motor trucks filled
w ith men and material. The Amer
icans are ruhing forward in trucks,
which they have been forced toem
ploy to keep up with the fleeing Ger
mans. Stenay, Mouzon and the south
ern part of Sedan are in llames.
BY AVEBB MILLER.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
ON THE AMERICAN FRONT,
Nov. 8 (1:40 p. in.). The Ger
mans are attempting t5 make a
stand behind the Meuse.
Heavy artillery firing is going on
on both sides of the river particu
larly in the region of Sedan. Fur
ther south there is constant machine
By United Press.
PARIS, Nov. 8. "Our progress
was renewed this morning on the
whole front," the French War Of
fice announced today.
"Our advance elements reached
Liart, eighteen miles and a half
north of Rethel.
"Further to the right we had
taken Frenois, a mile southwest'of
Sedan, before daylight and had pen
' etrated the outskirts of Sedan.
"Our prisoners yesterday morn
ing numbered more than 1,500. The
material captured was considerably
liy United Press.
LONDON', Nov. S (1:30 p. m.).
"There was sharp fighting yesterday
evening in the neighborhood of Ecali
bies and Limon-Fbntaine, south of
Hauptmont," Field Marshal Haig an
nounced in his official communique
"These villages were captured to
gether with a number of prisoners.
Our advance south of the Mons-Conde
S. A, T. C.
Soldiers for Vocational In
struction Began Arriving
The first cf the 650 men who will
attend the vocation section of the S.
A. T. C. began to arrive this morning
on th 7 o'clock Wabash. All will be
here by 10 o'clock tonight. Five hun
dred of these men are from Missouri
the other 150 being from neighboring
The men will live in tents until the
Quarantine is lifted, when they will
move into the new barracks on Hud
son and College.
Fifteen men from Boone County and
'" from Kansas City, who were
transferred here by their draft boards
for induction, were escorted by a ser
geant from the sheriff's office out to
the vocational school at 9:30 o'clock
this morning. The men from Boone
County are: Edward Meng, Ralph Wis
dom; Logan Prather, Itiley Alexander,
Hubert Woodworth. Frank LeMert,
Harold Tuttle, Granville Persinger,
tugene Hunt and Paul Naylor, Co
lumbia; Jacob Brockman, Browns' Sta
"on; George Qulnn. Kenneth Old, Ira
Pace and Wallace Dullard. Ashland;
John Casey and Perry Quinn were the
The rest of the men from Missouri
are apportioned among the other coun
ts as follows: Adair, 9; Andrew, G;
Atchison. 16; Buchanan, 30; Callaway.
: Camden. 7; Carroll. 9; Chariton. 9;
Cark, 15; cia. 5; Clinton. 3; Cole, 8;
Cooper. 10; Dekalb, 5; Gasconade. 6;
Crundy, 7; Harrison, 8; Holt, 16;
Howard. 8: Jackson. 77; Jasper. 20;
Johnson. 16; Knox. 8; Lafayette, 10;
'an. S; Livingston. 14; Macon. 22;
Mercer. 8: Miller, 7; Moniteau. 6;
Wonroe, 6; uMcrgan. 7; Pettis. 22;
ke. 10- Plotto A. Il,JnlT.ti 10- IJaV
: Schuyler. 14;' Sullivan, 12; and
lor Colombia and Vicinity: Clearing op
what colder. Lairnt tonight about 36.
For .Missouri: Fair and oolder noriwet.
it iuiy rain anu comer earn ana ffoum
portion timljjht. Saturday generally fair
II fill Pl?lll WTllint tiPnlitlilv nIii aflMma
The pro-lpltatlnn an-.i extends from Ok
lahoma iiortheniit to the Lakes and up the
uulo to Pennsylvania. H.iln have lieen
heavy In Mlsoourl, southeast Kaim.is. and
Oklahoma; and from Nebraska northwest
ward the cround Is eovered with miiow. In
Koine plaees more than 10 luehes. The pre
cipitation area Is traveling eastward at a
slow rate. Clearluc wejther Ik, follow Ins,
and Is this morning cr.idu.illy overapre.id
Ini; the Plains.
In sections west of the Mississippi the
weather is somewhat colder than It was
yesterday, but there are no severe teniera
tures In sight.
In Columbia generally fair weather will
prevail oer Sunday and probably Sunday
with about seasonal temperature.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 04; and the lowest last night
was 4S. Italnfall 0.61. ltelatlve humidity at
noon yesterday was at tier ,1111. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature was
'2 and the lowest was 41. Kalnf.ill 0.00.
1 a. m.. .1
8 a. m...
9 a. m...
10-a. m.. .
11 a. m...
12 m 52
1 p. m 54
2 p. m 5C
3 p, m 58
4 p. tn 58
U. S. TO KEEP MEN IN
Task of Policing Foe Nations
to Delay the Work of De
Y. M. C. A, MAN TALKS
Tells Importance of United
War Workers When
Forty-two wounded soldiers had
been captured by the German forces.
An unarmed Y. M. C. A. worker
seized a rifle 'and ran forward, ac
companied by a doctor, who had also
hastily armed himself. Three other
men joined them.
Shooting as they went, the five
pushed on. The Germans stood their
ground for a time, then fled, believing
Allied reinforcements must have ar
rived. The wounded men were then taken
back to their own lines uner fire.
This story was one of a number
told this morning by William H. Dan
forth. St. Louis business man, who
spent nine months In Y. M. C. A.
work in France, paying his own ex
Must Police Germany.
Danforth spoke at a small meet
ing of United War Work leaders at
the Commercial Club rooms. He told
them that evenjtfter the final peace
treaty is signed troops must be kept
in Germany and Austria to police
those countries. It will be months.
he said, before the other American
soldiers can all be brought home.
In this time, he said, the men, will
lack the great incentive fqr which
they have been working. Agencies
which can combat the tendency to
moral relaxation must be provided, he
said. These agencies he saw in the
organizations which have combined in
the United War Work campaign.
Athletics, according to the speak
er, are playing an important part
in plans for the future. Two facto
ries are kept busy making baseball
bats for the Y. M. C. A.
One-Day Drhe In City.
Boyle G. Clark, city chairman of the
campaign, today announced that the
campaign in Columbia will be a one
day effort. The whole city, except
the business section, will be can
vassed Sunday. The business section
will be canvassed Monday. Commit
tee members are expected to report
their subscriptions early Monday, or
if canvassing the business district,
"Everyone should be prepared to
say what he will subscribe, and Jp
pay it at the same time," said Clark.
"Committee members should start out
at 9 o'clock in the morning and keep
on the job until they have finished.
".Members of the University facul
ty will be called on to subscribe
through the University organization,
but their pledges will be credited to
the districts in which they live, by
special arrangement with the Univer
sity committee. Members of their
families should subscribe through the
-Business men, when subscribing
at their homes Sunday, should allow
for subscriptions in the names of
their stores Monday.
"Negro residents will be canvassed
by a special committee, headed by
the Rev. E. S. Redd."
Bank Statement Call Issued.
By United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. S. The Comp
troller of the Currency, today Issued a
call for a report on the condition of
the national banks at the close of
business, Friday, Nov. 1.
Earl Estes Visits Here.
Earl Estes of Jackson. Mo., is here
for a short visit with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Estes. He was grad
uated from the University in 1913.
GERMANY AFTER WAR
NO ARMISTICE HAS BEEN SIGNED
By United Press.
BREST, France, 'ot. gItear Admiral Henry It. Wilson, U.S.X.,
commander of the American forces In French waters today made the
following1 statement for the Information of Ubitcd Press editors:
"The statement of the United Press relative to the signing of the
armistice tins made public from my office on the basis of what ap
peared to be official and authoritative Information.
"1 am In a position to know that the United Press and Its rep
resentatives acted In perfect good faith and tliat the premature an
nouncement was the result of an error for which the agency l in no
Yesterday afternoon the Eiening Missourlan, In company w-Ilh
hundreds of other newspapers In the United States, published a United
Press cablegram stating that Germany had signed an armistice with
the Allies and that hostilities on the Western front had ceased. The
statement today proves to lie untrue. The publication of this report
led to a celebration in this city, as it did to similar huge celebrations
in Washington, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and practically all other
cities and tonus of this country.
Today the 'MJssourinn learns from the United Press that It ob
tained its Information from Admiral Wilson at Brest, France; that
Admiral Wilson made the announcement and that the cablegram tell
ing of the signing of the armistice was approved by lilni and was al
lowed to be sent from that port by the cable censor's office. .Appar
ently, a short time later when the United Press learned that the an
nouncement was unconfirmed, it- tried to convey that fact by cable
hut through a delaj In the cable service the supplementary cablegram
did not reach this country until tills morning.
The original cablegram received by the Xew York office of the
United Press follows:
Tnlpress, Xewyork; Parls-Brest: Armistice allies signed
eleven morning. Hostilities ceased two afternoon. Sedan tuVen
morning by Americans."
Tnlpress" is the code address of the United Press. Howard Is the
signature of Roy W. Howard, president of the United Press. Simms
Is llie signature of William Phillip Simms head of the Paris office
of the United Press.
This morning the Missourlan received the following dispatch rela
tive to the untrue statement that the armistice had been signed:
By United Tress.
EW YORK, 'ot. 8. Yesterdays announcement of the signing
"of a armistice between Germany and the Allies was made by Admiral
Wilson at Brest and was. filed by the United Press with the Admiral's
This Information was received by the United Press in a cablegram
from Hoy W. Howard, president of the United Press, shortly before
Practically at the same time this morning, another message from
Howard was delivered to the United Press, stating that Admiral,
Wilson made the announcement in Brest at 4 p. nu, French time, but
that later he was notified that the news was unconfirmable. .The time
this latter message was filed by Howard is not shown.
The form In which It was dellfired did not show clearly that ib
was sent jesterduy, or how long It "jras delayed. Howard's cablegram
showed clearly that Admiral WHsorKaeted in good faith, stating that
lie supposed the announcement was official and therefore gave his
approval for filing the message to the United Press in Xi'iv York.
The United Press today asked the Government to ascertain how
long Howard's message stating that Admiral Wilson authorized tho
announcement, and also the later notification that it was unconfirm
uble, were held up by the censor.
There is reason to believe that the message slating the news
was unconfirmable was greatly delated in view of the fact Unit It
was not received here until almost twenty-four hours after It was orig
The messages received today from Howard are as follows:
Unipress, Xew York
"Paris Urgent Brest: Admiral Wilson, who announced Brest
newspapers 1CO0 (4 p. m.) armistice been simej, later notified f
unconfirmable. Meanwhile Brest riotously celebrating.'
Tnipress, New York '
"Urest Urgent Armistice bulletin based on local announcement
by Admiral Wilson. Admiral supposed official. Was filed with
Admiral's approval. Local newspapers bulletined. Hrest cele
brated night long."
It willlic noted that the first message unoted was signed by both
Howard and Simms and was filed through Paris In the same form as
the message received jesterday.
In every way this first quoted message Indicated that It was prob
ably filed very quickly after the original bulletin.
The second quoted message shows clearly by reference to the fact
that Brest celebrated "night long" that It was filed today. It als
shows that it was filed directly from Brest and wns signed only by
Howard and does not bear Simms' name.
This clearly Indicates that Howard Is In Brest, although these two
messages and the one received jesterday are the only two cablegrams
the home office of the United Press has received from hlni for nearly a
German Uprising at Kiel
Reported Extending Into
- East Prussia.
ny United .Tress.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. "8. The Ger
man revolution was reported today
to have spread Into Mecklenburg
Schwerin and East Prussia, thus ex-
tenaing across prucucauy me uonr
northern portion of the Empire.
CAPTAIN ROBERTS WOUNDED
Former Commander of Co. F Slightly
Wounded In Itattle of Argonne.
Captain Asbury Roberts was slightly
wounded In action September 29, the
fourth day of the battle of Argonne.
according to a letter received here.
John Calvert was wounded and Her
bert Williams was killed In the same
Captain Roberts was formerly In
command of Company F 139th Infan
try but now is captain of Company
M of the same infantry.
T. ('. GETS OFFICIAL ORDER
Chosen for Fremont 3Iay He
Transferred by Local Hoard..
The following telegram addressed
to the Professor of Military Science
was received at Missouri S. A. T. C.
v "Department commander directs
that you inform all selected candi
dates for Infantry Officers' .Training
School Camp Fremont that should
' they be called by their local board for
i-pnpml mlllt.irv service before being
spnt t0 Camp Frera0nt to immediately
report the name of the organization
and station to which they are as
slimed In the Commanding General
Ppntral Denartment .ChicaEO. Ill- in
order that they may be transferred
to Camp Fremont school.'
TO KEEP UP DRAFT CALLS
Xo Halt So Long as War Lasts Of
By United Press.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. There is
no Intention whatever of withdrawing
any draft calls as long as this country
is at war was strongly Indicated by
GERMANS HAVE UNTIL
MONDAY TO SURRENDER
Time Limit of 72 Hours
November 11 Teuton Delegates Ask Per
mission to Refer Terms to Their Government
and to Send Courief to Headquarters.
IMMEDIATE TRUCE REFUSED
Enemy Representatives Ask in Vain to Have
Fighting Cease While They Decide on Answer
Secretary Lansing Officially Describes Pro
ceedings at Conference With Marshal Foch.
Ity United Press.
PARIS, Nov. 8 (1:30 p. in.). The German delegation arrived
fhis morning at Marshal Foclfs headquarters and are reported positive
ly to have asked for an armistice.
The text of the Allied conditions was read aloud then handed to
the enemy delegates.
The letter asked immediate suspension of arms, which was refused.
The Germans, it is stated, have 75 hours in which to reply.
By United Press. '"-p
PARIS, Nov. 8 (5:55 p. m.). The German armistice delegation,
it was reported today, asked permission to refer the conditions to their
government and to send a courier to Spa to notify the German head
quarters there. The Eiffel Tower wireless informed Spa of this re
quest. The delegates remarked on the difficulty of the route saying the
journey might take some time.
Eleven o'clock Monday morning has been fixed as the time limit
for Germany to accept or refuse the Allied armistice terms, according
to a wireless dispatch received in London from Faris this afternoon.
Ily United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. The German delegation entered into
conference at General Foch's headquarters at 9 o'clock Paris time today,
the State Department announced shortly be fore noon today.
The enemy representatives arrived at the meeting place designated
by Foch last night and spent the' night in a house which had been pre
pared for them.
Lansing's Official Statement.
Dy United Press.
WASHINGTON, .Nov. S. Secretary
of State Lansing was informed this
afternoon that the German plenipo
tentiared had formally asked for and
received the Allied armistice terms
A request for immediate cessation
of hostilities was refused, the depart
' The official announcement of the
news here said:
"Tho Secretary bf State is informed
that Marshal Foch reported to Paris
at 10:25 o'clock this morning that
the German plenipotentiaries had ar
rived at his headquarters with full
power from the chancellor. They for
mally asked for an armistice.
"The text of the armistice was read
to them and then delivered to them.
"The German plenipotentiaries re
quested that hostilities might be
stopped at once. This request was
"The Germans have 72 hours from
11 o'clock today in which to accept
or refuse, the terms. It is assumed
by the State Department that the
terms are to be sent to Berlin."
ASA HAKKISOX JACOBS DIES
One of the Early Settlers
Asa Harrison Jacobs, one of the
early pioneers of Boone County, died
last night at his home seven miles
west of Columbia. Mr. Jacobs was
75 years old and has been In ill
health for some time. He homestead
ed his farm more than forty years
ago and built then the house in which
he was living at the time of his death.
Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife;
four sons: W. T. Jacobs and Elmer
Jacobs, Columbia; Asa Jacobs, Mc
Baine; Jess Jacobs, Huntsdale; two
daughters: Mrs. Estes Hawkins, Mid
way and Mrs. Elsie Hunt. Huntsdale;
three brothers. R. H. Jacobs and A.
G. Jacobs, Columbia and W. T. Jac
The funeral sen-ices will be at 11
t o'clock tomorrow morning at Locust
BROTH EH KILLED IX FRANCE
Student of Stephens College Hecehed
Heath Jlessage Yesterday.
Miss Mary .D. Smithpeter of Bo
gard, a student in Stephens College,
received a message yesterday that her
brother Charles Smithpeter was killed
in France September 30. This is the
fourth student in the college to lose
a brother in the war since the begin
ning of school. Two faculty members
also lost brothers In tne war
Boone County Soldier Hies.
I Private Richard T. Kelley of Eas
1 ley. this county, died of disease with
the American forces In trance, ac
cording to today's casualty list. He
was the son of John II. Kelly.
County Voted Dry by 491.
Boone County voted dry in the re
cent election by 491 votes. The final
count showed 2.SS4 votes for prohi
bition and 2,390 against it.
Will Expire at 11 A. M.
City Board Meeting Called
Few Influenza Cases
The Influenza situation throughout
the state has improved to such an ex
tent that the state board of health
no longer requires daily reports to
be made by the health boards of the
towns and cities. Dr. W. A. Norris.
secretary of the Columbia board of
health, received a notice to that ef
fect today. The epidemic is on the
decline in the city, although a few
cases are reported each day.
There are now only eight cases of
influenza at the City Emergency Hos
pital Annex and none of these are se
lous. One case came In yesterday.
A meeting of the board of health
was to be held at 5 o'clock this af
ternoon. The question of lifting the
quarantine and the possible opening of
the city schools was to be discussed.
MILS. L. 31. HODSOX DIES
Mother of Journalism Student Strict
Mrs. Lola Montez Dodson. .mother
of Miss Isabel Dodson, a student in
the School of Journalism of the Uni
versity, died suddenly late yesterday
afternoon at 605 Sanford place. Mrs.
Dodson had been HI for several
weeks, but recently her condition
seemed to Improve. Yesterday after
noon she viewed the peace celebra
tion on Broadway. On her arrival
heme as she stepped from a taxicab
she fell unconscious to the ground.
She died twenty minutes later. Ac
companied by her daughter, Isabel,
and George Morrison, a nephew, a
student in the School of Medicine, the
body was taken to Nevada. Mo., her
former home. last night.
Mr3. Dodson is survived by her
two daughters, Mrs. Will Morgan of
Rolla. Mo., and Miss Isabel Dodson of
Dean G. D. Edwards of the Bible
College, formerly pastor of the church
of which Mrs. Dodson was a mem
ber, 'will conduct the funeral services
ADVISES ALLIED AID IX RUSSIA
Professor Says German Defeat Will
Xot Pretent Economic Hold.
I5y United Vm.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 8. The defeat
of Germany will not prevent her
gaining an economic stranglehold on
Russia unless the Allies take im
mediate steps to flood southern and
northern Russia and Siberia with
commodities much needed by the Rus
This warning was Issued today by
Dr. Joseph M. Goldstein, professor of
political economy in the University
of Moscow and one of Russia's lead
ing commercial authorities.