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H. A. Collier1 Says Wabash
May Furnish Car 'For
WILL TRY 'STRIPPING'
Dealers Believe Surface
Veins May Be Made to
Six cars o coal arrived In Colum
bia this morning to relieve the coal
shortage, which was becoming crit
ical. Four cars were destined lor tae
University and two for the city water
and light plant. This shipment made
it unnecessary to divert on6 car ol
coal from the University to the water
and light plant, which would have
been done had the six carloads not
J. C. Abbott, "Wabash agent and lo
cal fuel distributor, said this morn
ing that not another bushel of coal
is in sight for Columbia, but that
the shipment this morning makes the
outlook brighter. In case of nec
cesity Mr. Abbott says the University
supply of coal will be diverted to the
city for the water and light plant and
for distribution to private homes.
Judge H. A. Collier, fuel adminis
trator for Columbia, returned from
St. Louis last night where he obtained
a promise from Wabash officials of a
favorable recommendation for a car
to be used between Columbia and the
Switzler mine. Sir. Collier talked
with N. B. Casey, superintendent of
transportation for the Wabash, who
gave him every reason to believe that
the car for the Switzler mine would
be furnished. He promised to recom
mend this to the Regional Fuel Com'
Has Seven Carloads Released.
The first thing Judge Collier accom
plished was to get the seven cars of
coal on the tracks in Columbia, re
leased. This matter was taken care
of as soon as Mr. Collier had secured
an audience with the superintendent
Judge Collier laid the matter of the
Switzler coal car before the officials
in St. Louis as strongly as possible,
He told them that Columbia was will
ing that the Wabash take coal from
the Switzler mine when" it tfecame ab
solutely necessary, but that until then
Columbia industries, the Columbia
light and water plant and citizens felt
that they ought to have transportation
facilities for all the coal that could
About four cars of coal a week can
be obtained from the Switzler mine, it
is believed, or about twenty to thir
ty tons a day. The wagon road be
tween Columbia and the mine is al
most impassable. Plans are being made
tion for use in case all attempts fail
to get the Wabash to put on a car.Min
ers are willing to work the mine to ca
pacity. Mayor James Gordon, Judge Collier
and the local coal dealers are doing
everything in their power to take care
of the people of Columbia and the
business interests of Columbia. The
situation is serious and it is becom
ing harder and harder to get coal
May Open a New Source.
At a conference in Judge Collier's
office this morning, at which Mayor
James Gordon, William J. Watson of
the Davis & Watson Coal Company
and Mr. Collier were present, Mr. 'Col
lier's report of his trip to St. Tiouls
., In the interests of Cjolumbia coal
consumers was heard.
Mr. Watson reported that an effort
was being made to open up a new
supply of coal about three miles east
of Columbia on Clarke lane. A vein
of coal about two or three feet thick
lies along the creek bed out there
only five feet below the surface of the
earth. The process known as "strip
ping" will be used in case the sit
uation becomes so tense that coal
cannot be secured from other sources.
Mr. Watson and several workmen
were out preparing for "stripping"
coal on a half acre plot on Clarke
lane yesterday. If this plan is car
ried out, 'it will be under the direc
tion of the city officials, the fuel .ad
ministrator and the coal dealers of
Columbia working co-operatively in
the interests of the public.
Hudson Farm Has Coal.
J. A. Hudson, president of the Co
lumbia Telephone Company, who
owns a farm near McBaine, called
Fuel Administrator Collier tills morn
ing to say that he would also investi
gate the practicability of "stripping"
coal on his farm. Coal Is also avail
able on the Baumgartner farm east of
Columbia for "stripping," it is be
lieved. Last night's rain put a stop for to
day to work on the Clarke lane vein.
If rainy weather continues," the proc
ess of "stripping" will be practically,
futile and any relief from that source
hopeless, according to Mr. Watson. He
says the water in the low places along
the creek beds where coal can be ob-
CHUMS 0 CQt
HELP SITUATION KERF
For Columbia and Vicinity: Fartly
rloudy with occasional snow flurries and
much colder tonight and Sunday. Cold
wait, temperature to 15 or lower Sunday.
For Missouri: Partly cloudy tonight and
bunday. Much colder tonight with cold
wave southeast nnd east-central portions;
tnonty-flve to thirty degrees colder east
portion Sunday. -
Shlpnprs' Torecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture during the next 3C hours will be 10
west and north; 0 cast, and 21 south.
An atmospheric depression developed In
tthe Sonthwest yesterday. It traveled
northeast and at 7 a. m, this morning was
central Just north of St. Louis. This dis
turbance caused general und heavy rain
oer Eastern Texas, in the lower Missis
sip" and Missouri Valleys, Kfidin',the
Ohio Valley; snow and sleet it Arizona,
New Mexico, the western part of Teias.
in Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and thence
Temperatures still are quite low In all
of the western sections and the pressure
Is Increasing. As the low pressure mores
oft toward the Lakes there will follow an
Indraft of colder westerly winds that will
result In a cold wave ner the lower Mis
souri Valley duriug the next 3C hours.
All dirt roads In Missouri are In a slip
pery or muddy condition. Exennt occa
sional flurries of snow no precipitation of
consequence s expected during the next
two or three days.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 38
8, a, m 3G
9 a. m 35
10 a. m 34
11 a. m 32
p. m .28
p. m 26
tained in this way runs in almost as
fast as it can be pumped out during
ISOLATE KANSAS CITY?
Railroad Switchmen Call
Strike for 4:30 O'clock
By United Tress.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Nov. 20. Dan
ger that the Kansas City railroad ter
minal would toe tied up was seem to
day in the outlaw strike of switchmen
called for 4:30 o'clock this afternoon.
If the strike goes into effect, Kan
sas City will be cut off from all icoal
supplies. The strike will affect all
the railroads entering Kansas City
except the Rock Island.
General Chairman! Carroll of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
has issued a warning to the trainmen
branding the strike as "unauthorized"
and "illegal" under the laws of the
THOUGHT TRUCE OVER
Germany Denies Guilt in
Sinking of Fleet at Scapa
By United Press.
LONDON, Nov. 29. The German
note to the Peace Conference denies
that Germany was responsible for the
sinking of the fleet at Scapa Flow, ac
cording to a dispatch received here
Admiral Reuter, the dispatch quot
ed," thought the armistice had ended
when he ordered the sea-cocks to be
opened. He was cut off from com
munication with the government, it
was -pointed out.
The note offers to submit the case
to the authorities at the Hague, ac
cording to the dispatch.
A Berlin dispatch to the United
Press filed yesterday said the govern
ment had made the .statement that
Germany would not sign the Allied
protocal for the delivery of certain
docks and ships to the Allies in pay
ment for the sinking of the German
fleet at Scapa Flow, giving as a rea
son that France had failed to give up
to Germany prisoners of war as had
been required of her.
NEGRO GIVES UP A 10 DOG
Bill Found Ordered to Return Animal
to Cliarles A. Stewart.
One tan collie dog about 7 or 8
years old, .worth ten dollars, caused
trouble between Charles A. Stewart
and Bill Found, a negro.
Mr. Stewart brought action against
Found this week to recover possession
of the animal, alleging that the dog
was wrongfully taken or detained.
The case came up for trial this
morning before John H. Bicknell,-jus-tice
of .the peace. Found pleaded
guilty and was ordered to return the
animal to -Stewart. Also the court
costs amounting to $4.35, almost half
the 'value of the dog, were assessed
Hitchcock Will Confer "With "Wilson.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. Senator
Hitchcock, through his secretary, to
day asked for an appointment with
President Wilson. No hour was set,
but it was expected that Hitchcock,
leader of the administration in the
Senate, would call at the White House
soon to discuss the situation with
Appoints Howell to Keep State Dry.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2'. Schrader
P. Howell of .Jefferson City was ap
nninted nrohibltion enforcement com
missioner today for Missouri.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, 1919.
500 Ready Today to Leave
for Pittsburgh Coal
TROOPS TO BE USED
Illinois and Ohio Operators
Will Attempt to Open
1y United Press.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 29. Supplies
and equipment for Kansas volunteer
coal miners ar.e being rushed to Pitts
burgh, Kan., coal mines this after
noon. Nearly 4,000 recruits enlisted
"and more than five hundred are ac
tually ready to leave for the mining
Equipment was being Shipped from
Camp Funston, Fort Leavenworth and
the quartermasters' department at St.
Louis under orders from Maj.-Cen.
Leonard Wood, commander of the c an
tral department of the army.
Army cooks are being mobilized
and cars will be ready to send when
needed.. The state of Kansas will also
furnish much of the equipment.
A thousand picked men will be sent
to the Kansas southeast coal fields,
Governor Allen stated today. One
hundred car loads, it is computed, will
be the daily average output of sixteen
steam shovels and 1,000 men at work.
Special trains were ready to carry
the first volunteer miners to the fields
Illinois Mines Will Re-Open Monday.
Uy United Press.
CHICAGO, Nov. 29 An attempt to
open the 370 North Illinois coal mines
will be made by operators Monday, it
was officially announced today.
If sufficient number of miners re
turn to work, production will bo xe-
sumed, even if the use of federal
troops becomes necessary.
In another week, it the coal mines
are not opened soon, complete stop
page of all industries run by coal will
Ohio Mines to Pay 14 Per Cent More.
By United Press.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 29.Qperators
nere loaay are preparing to re-open
all coal mines in the Ohio district
Newspapers today carry advertising
stating that the mines in Eastern Ohio
will employ 15,000 men when they
open Monday, and all miners who re
turn to work will be given the 14 per
cent wage increase recommended by
Fuel Administrator Garfield.
To Weaken Strike With Wage Raise,
Br United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. Formal
notification of the average wage ad
vance of 14 per cent was posted today
at the entrance of all coal mines
throughout the central competitive
fields, according to advices received
The posting of the notices was the
first move in the plan to wear down
the strike, the policy decided on by
government officials after the refusal
of miners to the new wage scale pro
posed by Garfield.
Troops to protect the miners will
be furnished by the government, the
Department of Justice promised in a
The new wage scale will he worked
out in detail Wednesday, it was
VICTORY BANQUET NEXT WEEK
Tigers, Scrubs and Freshmen to Be
Guests of Business Men.
The Third Degree Gridiron Fans
will give a rousing big Victory ban
quet for the 1919 Tigers one night next
week. All Varsity squad men, scrulbs
and freshmen will be the guests of
the Columbia business men. Tickets
will be sold to cover the expense of
the -banquet, purchaseable by Colum
bians and University students
A meeting of third degree fans will
be held tomorrow to make definite
plans for the banquet, which has be
come an instituton of long standing.
Tiger supporters interested in show
ing their appreciation of the Missouri
Tigers expect no trouble in selling all
the tickets that the banquet hall will
Tax Receipts for 1919 Are Ready.
Tax receipts for this year are ready
at the city hall. The law provides
that interest shall accrue on all taxes
that are not paid by January 1, 1920.
Commercial Club Directors to Meet.
The board of directors of the Com
mercial Club will hold a 'business
meeting Wednesday evening in the
Commercial Club rooms.
JfnTy Defeats Army, C to 0.
The navy defeated the army, 6 to 0,
in the annual football contest at the
Polo Grounds, New York, this after
noon. Two Admitted to Hospital.
William O. Jackson and Miss Har
riet B. Turner were admitted to Par
ker Memorial Hospital this morning.
CAN'T BUILD HOSPITAL
Another Bond Issue Is Nec
essary, Says Chairman
ALL BIDS TOO HIGH
Rise of Prices of Materials
and Wages Make $100,
000 Too Small.
"The Boone County Hospital, for
which $100,000 bonds were voted, is
apparently out of the question unless
more money is to be voted for its con
struction," said H. H. Banks, chair
man of the hospital board,, this after
noon. All the bids received for con
struction of the hospital were several
thousand dollars more than the esti
"The only thing we can do under
the circumstances," Mr. Banks be
lieves, "is to vote an additional bond
issue." To do less than this would
be false economy in his estimation.
Building a hospital or any oilier pub
lic building or any building opera
tions of any sort whatsoever has been
an uncertain proposition the last
three years, Mr. Banks points out.
Cites Case of Mexico.
He cites Mexico, Mo., where ?75,
000 was voted for a hospital before
America entered the war. When the
war came, operations were held up
and when the contractor was enabled
to build after the war ended, prices
of materials had increased so that
it was impossible for him to go ahead.
Mexico voted an additional $40,000.
Fulton voted $75,000 for a hospital
and will have to vote another 'bond
issue of about $40,000. Mr. Banks
declares lhat to go ahead on $90,000
for the Columbia hospital would ne
cessitate a reduction in the size of
the building planned and the result
would be a hospital inadequate to
care for Boone County's needs.
"This is what procedure will be ne
cessary now," explains Mr. Banks.
"The hospital board 'must get togeth
er on estimates for an additional
bond issue. Then those persons es
pecially interested and instrumental
in getting the hospital across in the
first place should be consulted about
.fjirtherplanafoc another -election.
Petitions will have to circulated ask
iag the county court to set a date for
a special election. The election will
then have to be advertised ninety
days in advance of the date set."
Expects Little Opposition. J
Mr. Banks expects no serious
opposition to another election. Cir
cumstances have arisen which the
hospital board and no one else ap
parently, could control. Prices have
gone up and $10,00 has already been
spent for a hospital site.
Mr. Banks, as chairman of the hos
pital board, will call a meeting of
that body for one day early next
week. At this meeting estimates will
be made on additional, amount ct
bends which must be voted In order
to meet the bids of contractors for
building and equipping a Boone
County hospital that will be adequate
to meet the needs of the county fotfr!1 wno "wish to go to the show will
twenty years to come.
Members of the hospital board are:
H. H. Banks, chairman; N. T. Gentry,
secretary; Dennis Spellman, Sturgeon;
T. P. Brown, Hallsville, and W. O.
Present circumstances in no way
affect the sale of bonds voted at the
first election. They are taken care of
until the maney is needed for build'
CLOSE PUBLIC PLACES IN K. C.
Fuel Administration Gives Order as
All schools, theaters and places of
amusements in Kansas City were or
dered closed and public gatherings of
all kinds prohibited by the city fuel
administration yesterday as ,a coal
conservation measure. Office build
ings are to be open only seven hours
a day, and private homes have been
requested not' to have the heat over
Return From Y. M. C. A. Convention.
J. K. O'Heeron, A. B. Hopue, Earl
Gordon and' Rogers Crittenden have
returned from the International Con
vention of the Y. M. C. A., htld In
Detroit, November 19 Co 23. All those
interested in the convention are in
vited to the Y. M. C A. cabinet meet
ing at 8 o'clock Monday afternoon in
the Y. M. C. A .Auditorium.
R. M. Bandy Visiting In Columbia.
Russell M. Bandy, a graduate of the
School of Journalism, now doing ad
vertising work in New York, is a
visitor in Columbia. . He will leave
shortly for Des Moines, where he will
attend a convention of advertising
men before his return to New York.
To Destroy All But 10 U-Boats.
By United Press.
PARIS, Nov. 29. The Supreme
council today decided to destroy all
German submarines except ten, which
are to be given to France.
BAPTISTS ASK FOR $15,000
laymen and Ministers to Fill Boone
County Pulpits Tomorrow.
The Boone County drive for $45,000
campaign of the South Baptists to be
raised in all the southern states starts
tomorrow. Next week is "Baptist Vic
tory Week." Columbia Baptists will
fill the pulpits f all he Baptist
churches in Boone County tomorrow
in tlfe interests of the drive, as fol
lows: Columbia, Rev. T. w Young; Cen
tralia, Rev. W. A. Simmons; New Sa
lem, E. W. Stephens; Nashville, Dr.
G. W. Hatcher; Mt. Pleasant, Rev. H.
P. Chevins; Sturgeon, C. W. Settle;
Hallsvllle, B. F. Hoffman; Prairie
Grove, Prof. L. J. Curtis; Grand View,
W. G. Stephenson.
Huntsdale, W. H. Sapp; McBaine,
W. H. Sapp; New Providence, Miss
Hazel Hoffman; Hartsburg, Rev. H. B.
Chevin; Little Bonne Femme, Rev. S.
W. Taylor; Bethel, Roy T. Davis; Hin
ton. Dr. Woodson Moss; Sugar Creek,
D. H. Wilhite; Ashland, Frank Pape;
Barnes Chapel, Rev. C. C. Hatcher.
W. L. Nelson cAssures Re
turned Soldiers of Con
Congressman W. L. Nelson address
ed the Robert M. Graham Post of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Y.M.
C.A. Friday evening. Only a small
nutrfber of the members was present,
as a great many were home for the
"in regard to additional compensa
ttion or bonuses," said Mr. Nelson,
"the returned soldiers have only to
tell Congress what they want, and
Congress will see that they get it. A
great many congressmen are at a loss
to know just what the soldiers want
Congress feels thta the soldiers will
not be unreasonable in their requests,
as they have not baen unreasonable
in other things."
"Real Americanism is needed today
more than ever before, and it is up to
the men who fought the battles of
America oa foreign soil to continue
fighting for America at home. I am
willing for America to be the melting
pot of the wiorld, but I want her to
melt. You who fought must see that
these people, are made good citizens.
If they cannot be made good citizens,
send them back." T
Mr. Nelson said that true citizen
ship is in the heart. "Go out and
make real American homes," he said,
"for the home is the true strength of
No new members were taken into
the organization Friday, but several
applications were received. The char
ter will remain open for two or three
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will
not amalgamate with the American
Legion, according to a communica
ttan, from national headquarters.
50 STUDENTS TO STOCK SHOW
AH Who Wish to Attend Show Will Be
Excused From, Classes.
About twenty-five Short Course stu
dents and about the same number of
regular students in the College .of Ag
riculture iplan to attend the Interna
tional Live Stock Show in Chicago.
be excused from classes Monday and
Tuesday, and the touts will mot be
counted against them.
These students will leave Columbia
Saturday night, reaching Chicago Sun
day morning. They expect to visit
the University of Chicago Sunday, go
through the stock yards and Swift and
Armour packing houses-Monday morn
ing; attend the Fat Stock show Mon
day afternoon, see the judging of
geldings and six-horse . teams Mow
day night, and the judging of
hogs, cattle, sheep and horses Tues
day morning. Tuesday night they
leave Chicago and jvlll arrive here in
time Wednesday to attenu tneir class
Among the members of the faculty
of the College of Agriculture who will
attend the show are: E. A. Trow-
ibridge, L. A. Weaver, Ray E. Miller,
D. W. Chittenden, C. R. Woody, S. T.
Simpson, E. M. McDonald, E. H.
Hughes, Ralph Loomis and C. A.
SEVERANCE OFF TO GERMANY
Librarian Will Buy Many Books While
University Librarian! H. O. Sever
ance Jeft for headquarters of the Lt
brary .War Service In Washington, to
iday. There he will receive final in
structions for his work in Coblenz,
Germany, and he fitted with service
Mr. Severance will sail from New
York December 4, oni the French liner.
La Touraine. He will land at La
Havre, go direct to Paris, and then to
Coblenz to take up his work.
Yesterday, 'Mr. Severance's letter
files were piled high with letters of
request for hooks from members of
the University faculty. The requests
came from nearly every department
for books from Germany. Mr. Sever
ance will purchase valuable books for
Besides the books for the library
Severance will also purchase
books for members of the faculty for
their private libraries.
CARRANZA SEEKS WAR
U.S., IS BELIEF
Washington Officials Think
He Wants to Forestall
MAY CUT RELATIONS
Unless Demands AreMet,
Washington May Treat
Mexico as Outlaw.
Br United Press.
WASHINGTON,. Nov. 29. Carranza
is deliberately trying to provoke an
attempt at intervention on the part of
the United States, to prevent Mexico '
from being torn by revolution, in the
belief of many United States officials.
The Mexican president apparently
thinks that if he can draw the -United
States Into hostility against him, his
political rivals will rally to his Sup
port, the threatened rebellion will fail
to materialize and he will be able to
hold out until the presidential elec
tion. The Mexican situation seemed to be
more complicated today than at any
time since the Villa raid on Columbus,
N. M. There are two phases to the .
Wallace Murderer Not Arrested.
1. James Wallace, was murdered
last Wednesday by a Mexican soldier
and there has been no evidence that
his slayer has been arrested.
2. William O. Jenkins, American
consular agent at Puebla, is still held
in jail in defiance of this government's
flat demand for his immediate release.
The State Department today expect
ed to send to Carranza a demand for
the punishment of Wallace's slayer.
Unless Carranza makes satisfactory
amends, the State Department will
recommend to President Wilson that
diplomatic relations be severed, rec
ognition of the Carranza administra
tion withdrawn and Mexico treated as"
an International outlaw. Actual armed
intervention is not proposed.
Must Strengthen Border Guards.
Severance of relations with Mexico,
will make it necessary to strengthen
ing the border guards.
The StateJJepartment took the atti
tude today that the Jenkins case in
itself is not one to demand particular
ly drastic action, 'Uat-thatradtfed to
previous grievances, has caused the
The department today was studying
the charges of perjury brought against
Jenkins. The investigators are al
ready satisfied that the collusion
charge is baseless.
Should the American government
decide that Mexico is unwarranted in
keeping Jenkins in Jail an ultimatum
will be immediately sent stating the
date when the release of Jenkins must
be complied with.
Offers Jenkins Federal TrlaL
By United Press. '
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 29. Hilaro
Medina, under-secretary for foreign
affairs, stated today that William O.
Jenkins, Imprisoned American co'nsu
lar agent, could take his case to the
Mexican federal court if he desired,
and added that all the facilities of the
Mexican law were at' his disposal.
The Mexican government at first
took the stand that Jenkins was un
der the jurisdiction of the state of
Puebla courts and that the federal
courts could not interfere.
TO HOLD STATE CONVENTION
South Dakota Politicians Meet Tues
day to Discuss Candidates.
By United Press.
PIERRE, S. D Nov. 29. The Pres
ident's message to Congress will be
delivered about the hour the South
Dakota state conventions will gather
to discuss presidential possibilities.
South Dakota Republicans and Dem
ocrats will meet here Tuesday. Lead
ers say today that their decisions will
undoubtedly be affected by what
takes place in Washington when the
President makes his recommenda
tions. Leonard Wood is the favorite with
the Republicans, with Hiram Johnson
and Governor Lowden of Illinois close
seconds. Lowden is often mentioned
as a possibility for vice-president.
Democrats talk of William G. Mc
Adoo with A. Mitchell Palmer, attorney-general,
as a vice-presidential
Indiana Mines to Open, Too.
By United Press.
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 29. Indiana
coal mine operators today announc
ed they will open the mines with the
wage Increase of 14 per cent propos
ed toy Dr. H. A. Garfield.
"We were guaranteed every protec
tion of the government," the operators
"Who Is Greatest Man in Colombian
Dean Walter Wjlliams has chosen
"Who Is the Greatest Man In Colum
bia?" for the subject of his talk be
fore his Sunday school class at the
Presbyterian Church tomorrow morning.