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1 : MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1919.
$71,229 IS MS
Seventeen New Bridges
Ready to Be Erected- in
" Boone County.
9 BUILT IN 1919
Residents of County Donated
-$2,264.50 to Roads in
' ?X Year.
Boone County spent or turned over
to districts for road construction, $71,'
229.05 this year, according to a report
Sled thfe atternooa with the county
clerk by Hugh E. Brown, county high'
way engineer. '
Besides work already done, seven
teen bridges have been bought and
are now at the sites, where they will
be erected, soon. Bridges now being
built are must better than those 'for
merly built, Mr. Brown said this aft
ernoon. They are set on concrete
abutttnents and have ro-inforced con
"Bridges we are constructing, in
the county, now should last at least
fifty years and perhaps more without
further attention," Mr. Brown said
Nine bridges were erected In the
county this year, eight were fully re
paired and "slight repairs were made
on a large number.
Under the, direction of the Boone
County Court ,$15,652.06 was spent on
road construction. Warrants allowed
to overeere'-ampunjed to 511,376.44.
Thirty-four ' thousand? two hundred
and thirty-oneVdollars and seventy
six cents wasHurned over to special
districts. (Dragging inter-couniy-seat
roads cost the county $560.29 from
January 'l to December 1.
Residents of the county who paid
part, the county, paying the rest, tor
special work donated $2,264.50 during
the year for-better roads.
WOOD FILES HIS ACCEPTANCE
Four Republicans and Three Demo
crats After Presidential Nomination.
By United Vresi. - i,
PIERRE, 6. D.,-. .Dec. 31. General
Leonard Wood.'nominated for Presi
dent by the SouUuDakOta Republican
state convention,, filed his acceptance
"Governor" Coolidge of 'Massachusetts
wired that he will not accept the Re
publican majority indorsement for
William Grant Webster of New York
is alone in the race for the Republi
can vice-presidential nomination.
General Wood was one of the sev-
en whose petition was filed by the
Secretary of State today. Not all had
filed their acceptances. The follow
ing additional petitions were filed:
Miles Poindexter, independent Re
publican; Hiram Johnson, indepen
dent Republican; Frank O. Lowden,
Republican; J. W. Gerard, Democrat,
J. O. Monroe, independent Democrat;
Adiaac Whistler, independent Demo
crat. There was a report here that a pe
tition naming William G. McAdoo
would be filed. Today is the last day
for the filing of petitions.
CONHERS ON MEMORIAL PARK
C. II. Love Submits Plan, to Commer
clal Club Here.
C. H. Love ot Jefferson City, foun
der and director df the Missouri Pa
triotic and Memorial Association, was
in Columbia for a conference with the
Commercial Club today in regard to
a war memorial. iMr. Love's business
will consist merely in submitting his
plans for consideration of the mem
bers of the Iclub.
The Gordon farm, consisting of 102
acres, which was considered last
summer as a suitable site for a mem
orial park, will take an expenditure
of about $120,000 on the part of the
people of this county, according to
Mr. Love. Cooper and Callaway
counties already have begun work on
their war memorial parks.
The plan for raising money in this
association! is to issue certificates df
membership for a fee of $1. A small
medal is then given to each member.
Under a recent act of the legisla
ture it is provided! that when a coun
ty court of any eounty or the mayor
or a city shall certify to the govern
or that it has appropriated or raised a
sum or not less than $250 for the
purpose of tearrying out this act, a
like sum not to exceed $1,000 shall
bd alioted to such city or county by
Action -will be taken by the Com
mercial Club later.
Brick Plant Sells Old Machinery.
The Edwards Brick Company, which
has a plant east of the" city, is ship
ping a, portion ot its old machinery to
Cherryvalle, Kan., where it will be
installed in another brick yard. The
Columbia company will replace some
of its former mechanical equipment
with new machines.
Lends From School Fund.
The county court today made a $3,
750 loan from the school fund to Mr.
and Mrs. George W. Sims.
A Happy New I
For Columbia and Vicinity: Cloudy and
much colder tonight, cold ume, tempera
ture to IS or loner. Fair anil colder
Thursday and Thursday nleht with about
il'or Missouri: Snmr-wlKit unsettled and
colder tonight. Thursday fair; colder east
and south portions. Cold mivc tonluht
north portion nith temperature, r to 10
nhore zero Thursdiy mornlns. Fresh
'Shippers Forecast: WUthln n radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture during the next SO hours will le
about 5 nest; zero iiorth; 13 east and
Cold Wave Predicted.
A cold wave wiirt&Vike Columbia
tonight, according to tHe prediction of
the "Weather Bureau (this afternoon.
The-temperature will go to 12 degrees
above zero tonight, continuing colder
tomorrow and to zero tomorrow night,
The cold wave covers the entire North
$8,000,000 Distributed to 80,-
000 Employes - of
Independent Xens Bureau.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 31. Henry
Ford and his son, Edsel Ford, an
nounced today the distribution of an
$8,000,000 bonus among the 80,000 em
ployes of all branches of the Ford
interests and the inauguration of an
investment plan whereby every work
er, from the man who wields a broom
to the chief executives, may partici
pate in the profits of the business.
(Bonuses, which will be paid in cash
today, come in addition to the profit-
No Missourian Tomorrow.
' Tomorrow, New Year's Day,
there will be no issue of the
Missourian. The next paper
will be issued Friday.
sharing plan which was inaugurated
several years ago and which .wllLpbe,
cohtlhueaT It'islbe intention ct the
Ford organization to make the dis
tribution of these bonuses an annual
event if the earnings of the company
In cash and in the number of men
concerned, and without counting the
moral effect on industry as a whole,
this alct of economic justice sunpasses
anything in the history of labor.
The lowest award paid gbes Jto
men who are received the minimum
pay of $6 a day and who have been
in the employ of the various com
panies three months. It amounts to
$50. The highest award goes to the
skilled workers who have been with
the company five years and who are
receiving $10.80 a day. The bonus re
ceived by the latter amounts to $270.
Employes who receive a salary will
also receive bonuses. Ability and
length of service will be the standard
on which the awards will be based.
OBSERVE MEW-YEAR SERVICES
Churches Hare Programs, for Tonight
Dr. Fleming to Speak.
Dr. Jennie Fleming, a returned mis
sionary from India, will tell how
Christmas and New Year are celebrat
ed in India, at the prayer meeting
service in the Christian Church to
fTwo overseas .men, Berry Hulen,
who was in the Argonne section, and
T. T. Simmons, who did Y. M. C. A.
work, will tell how New Year was
observed a year ago in France.
At the Broadway Methodist' Church
the Rev. J. D. Randolph will lead the
prayer meeting service. His subject
will be "Starting the New Year
No speicial program will be held at
the Baptist Church, but the regular
ipi-ayer meeting will be at 7:30 led by
the p&stor, the Rev. T. W. Young.
Prayer meeting services will be
omitted at the Presbyterian Church,
due to the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. W. W. Elwang, who is visiting
his daughter in Mississippi.
NEGRO SNATCHES HER PDP.SE
Miss Mildred Clay, University Stu
dent, Loses $20.
A purse containing nearly $20 was
snatched from Miss Mildred Clay, a
University student, by a negro at the
alley on iNlnth street between Locust
and Elm streets about 8:30 otalock
Miss Clay and Miss Marlon Smalley
were going to the show at the time.
The negro, who appeared to be about
17 years old, had followed them from
Ninth street and Conley avenue. At
the alley he ran toward them, grab
bed the purse and fled down .the al
ley. The police have no clue.
Carrollton Family to MoTe Ilere.
Robert Casebolt of Carrollton has
purchased a home on Maryland place
and will move with his family to Co
Employes Will Strike If Ad
ministration Refuses Wage
WANT ACTION NOW
Expect Agreements With
Government to HoldWith
By United Press. .v
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 31.
Further delay on the showdown be
tween representatives of Jhe railroad
employes' unionand the railroad ad
ministration seems likely today. Plans
fora conference at noon between Rail
Director Hines and the labor spokes
men were abandoned. r
Representatives otthe railroad
shopmen, clerks and maintenance of
way employes were anxious ttf let it
be ,known that they were not plan
ning a strike should their demands
for increases df from 15 to 20 cents
an hour be refused. What they want,
they said, is a definite statement as
to what hopes are held out for a de
brease in the cost of living.
The employes are anxious to make
a number of agreements with the gov
ernment which would remain In force
after the lines go back to private
control, probably on March 1. They
believe that the private owners would
not break the agreements in the face
off public opinion.
lExecutives of the six railroad shop
crafts' unions today called at the rail
road administration and conferred
with the heads of the labor section.
That a conference on wages was held
was denied by Hines. Shopmen said
that these conferences were only
about rules and agreements.
South Russian,. Armv S pUt'
in I sections Retreat To
tals 300 Miles.
By United Press.
LONDON, Dec. 31. General Dene
kme's south Russian anti-Bolshevik
forces have been split in two sections
by the attacking Red armies, accord
ing to dispatches from Zurich today.
One section is reported in the dis
patches to be retreating southwest
toward Odessa, while the other is fall
ing back to the southeast toward the
mouth of- the Don.
Denekine's headquarters will be
shifted to a warship in the sea of
Azov, the dispatch added.
Advices to the war office confirmed
the press dispatches regarding the
widespread success of the Bolshevik
Denekine's retreat now covers 300
miles from the farthest northern
point reached in his sensational dash
toward Moscow. Much equipment
previously furnished by the Allies has
been taken by Trotzky's soldiers, the
war office admitted. The Red booty
includes many locomotives, cars and
other railroad equipment.
OLD CALENDAR WILL DO
January, 1920, Is the Same-as May,
If for any reason you do not get a
new 1920 calendar early enough, the
bid 1919 calendar will tide you over
for a while, according to the Wash
burn observatory at the University
The January calendar for 1920 is
the same as the -May calendar for
1919 and the June calendar of this
year will serve as February calendar
for next year although it runs a cou
pla of days beyond the end of Febru
ary. This equivalence of the May and
June calendars to those of the follow
ing January and February is always
true and it is one of the curiosities of
our calendar. There is no correspond
ing relation for any other months.
PARTY FOR PRESBYTERIAN TOTS
42 Youngsters Enjoy Christmas Tree
A party for the pupils of the pri
mary department of the Presbyterian
Sunday school was given from 2 to .4
o'clock yesterdaj- afternoon in the
Sunday school roam of the church.
About forty-two pupils were present
After a program of songs and recita
tions, games were played. A Christ
mas tree was a surprise feature of the
Miss Mary Jesse, Miss Lelia Willis,
Mrs. F. M. Tisdel, Mrs. W. H. Baker
and Mrs. C. H. Ross had charge df
Governor Gardner Here Tomorrow.
Governor Frederick D. Gardner is
expected to be In Columbia tomorrow
on a business trip.
Year. Jo You All
, The Evening Missourian
All Possible Presidential
Nominees Must' Take
Stand on League.
UOWDEN IS FIRST
Treatv' Comoromise in Sen-
ate Appears More. Prom-
-f ising i uuay.
By United Press.
' WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 31. The
senators 'whoare determined to make
a league otf nations an issue in the
next campaign are ready to demand
that the candidates now in the race
'for the Republican presidential nomi
nation declare themselves Immediate
ly; on the league, it was learned today.
Letters have been prepared to be
sept .to all candidates who ha e not
yet taken a definite stand. Governor
Frank O. Lowden of Illinois and Ma-
jor General Leonard Wood are includ
ed ini the list
tLowden will be quizzed first. He
will be asked whether he favors
American (participation in the league
as it, "is established by the pending
treaty, and what he would do about
withdrawal if he should be elected
- Senator Johnson of California and
Senator Poindexter of Washington! are
Irreconcilable foes of the league, and
have already made their position
Developments in the move for a
treaty compromise multiplied today.
Efenator Lodge, Republican leader, saw
Senator Pomerene, leader of the Dem
diratlc compromise faction. Later in
the day (Pomerene was to report on
his conference with Lodge at a meet
ing of the Democratic members of the
foreign relations committee.
Senator Hitchcock said today he is
"willing to take some chances" on
sPresident Wilson's acceptance or re
jection ot a senate .compromise on tne
htrjeaijr jjj w
he was willing to
Josehp P. Tumulty, secretary to
President Wilson, today called oa
Senator Hitchcock, head of the Senate
administration forces in the treaty
struggle. It is understood that Tum
ulty talked over the treaty comprom
ise with Senator Hitchcock, and prob
ably outlined President Wilson's atti
tude toward the treaty compromise
efforts now going forward.
Tumulty's visit to Hitchcock's office
closely followed a conference 'between
Hitchcock and Henry White, member
of the American peace mission, who
recently returned from (Europe.
"We are going tp get together,"
Senator Pomerene said following his
conference with Senator Lodge con
cerning the treaty compromise. Pom
erene declined to divulge what he dis
cussed with Lodge on the ground that
premature announcements might
prove dangerous. He stated, how
ever, that he was more confident than
ever that iconcessions wOuld be made
by both sides leading to ratification.
Will Try to Force U. S. Into League.
By United Press.
LONDON, Dec. "31. Continuance ot
the Monroe Doctrine will be,used as a
lever to force American entrance in
the League df Nations, it was learned
authoritatively today. The Allies, it
was learned, are ready to start an in
tensive propaganda to secure the mem
bership of all the American repub
lics in the league. With the Latin
republics of South America united
with the league, it is believed that the
United States will be forced to join, or
see the Monroe Doctrine made a
"si:rap ot paper."
As soon as the South Americans
declare themselves members of the
league, the secretariate of the league
will point out that the league is a
higher authority than the United
States and that no Monroe Doctrine
Is needed to protect the small South
BURTON HEADS MICHIGAN D.
President of Minnesota Accepts New
Marion L. Burton has resigned as
(president of the University of Minne
sota to accept the presidency of the
University of Michigan.
Army Officer a Snlclde nt Clark.
Lieut. Harold L. Jordan of Spring
ville, la., 29 years old, killed himself
with an army revolver on a public
road north of Clark yesterday. He
had gone to Clark to spend the win
ter after receiving his discharge from
the army. '
Undergoes Operation at HospItaL'
Miss Jennie Eubank, daughter of R.
B. Eubank of Millersburg, was oper
ated on at Parker 'Memorial Hospital
NATORS TO QUERY
IIERNDON PAINTER DIES
University Student Succumbs to Ty
Herndon Painter, only son of Wil
liam R. Painter, chairman of the State
Prison Board, and a student In the
University, died at his home in Jeffer
son' City yesterday morning from an
attack of typhojd fever. He had been
sick a week. He was 18 years old,
having entered the University as a
freshman last fall.
When the armistice was signed a
.year ago Herndon Painter was pre
paring to go overseas in the naval
aviation. He enlisted after undergo
ing an operation to pass the examina
tion. He was pledged to Phi Delta
Theta. Last fall he played halfback
on the freshman football team.
The funeral was conducted at the
home at 11 .o'clock this morning by
Hugh Stephens, of Jefferson City. Bu
rial will be at. Carrollton tomorrow.
Mexican Government Files
New Charges Against W.
J United Press.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 31. William
O. Jenkins, American consular agent
at Puebla, whose arrest on charges
of collusion with bandits led to
strained relations with the United
States, is now charged with sunnlv-
ing Mexican bandits with arms and
ammunition, it was learned from offi
cial sources today. Aguirre Berlangs,
an official, said today:
"Witnesses have sustained the
charges that Jenkins was not with the
rebels as a prisoner. It is proven,
therefore, that his assertions to the
contrary were false. Furthermore,
witnesses declared that before his dis
appearance, he furnished the rebels
with arms and ammunition."
Julio Mitchell, prosecutor for the
district of Puebla, , said that he had
new evidence against Jenkins, includ-
iing a statement from the .former man-
6 ui lue-jenKiiis rancn mat in tne
past he had delivered arms and am
munition to the rebels for Jenkins.
Hamilton - Brown Official
Gives $100 to Charity Or
C. E. Ross, general superintendent
of the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Com
pany, is in Columbia Inspecting the
shoe factory. Mr. Ross said that in
the course of his inspection, he has
learned of so many cases of illness
which have been attended to by Miss
Willie T. Bryant,' visiting nurse, that
he wished to express the company's
appreciation df her service.
This morning Mr. Ross gave to the
Charity Organization Society $100,
whih, he stated, was in appreciation
of iMiss Bryant's work among the
shoe factory people.
LAST DAY TO PAY TAXES
Collector's Offices Were Duly Places
The collector's offices were the
busiest places in Columbia today;
for, beginning tomorrow, (hose who
have failed to pay their taxes will be
More than $238,000 ot the $388,000
state-and-county tax has been paid,
M. G. Proctor, collector, said this aft
ernoon. Twenty-two thousand and
nine hundred dollars, a record amount
for one day, was taken in at that of
Delinquents will be fined 1 per cent
for each month from January 1 to
March 1. Then 3 per cent interest
and a 4 per cent collector's commis
sion will be added.
Dr. C. W. Greene In Cincinnati.
Dr. Charles W. Greene, who was a
major In the air service during the
war, is in Cincinnati attending the
annual meeting of the American Phy
siological 'Association. Doctor Greene'
Is secretary of the association. He
will read a paper on ".Medical Work
In tire Air Service."
Marriage Licenses Issued Today.
(Marriage licenses were issued this
morning to the following: Frank Og
lesby Young, 22, of Alton and Miss
Edna Josephine Hickam, 23, of Co
lumbia,, and Arlie E. lEstes, 23. of
Easley and Mis3 Margaret Alma Toal
son, 20, also of Easley.
ff. R. Fishbnrn Better Today.
The condition ot J.' R, Fishburo,
who was severely injured Monday aft
ernoon when an automobile in which
he was riding was struck by a Wa
bash train, is slightly improved this
morning at Parker Memorial Hospital.
COOL AID REBELS?
PRAISES NURSE'S IRK
WILL EXPEL TURKEY
Decision to Oust Empire
Reached at London, Le
CHANGE ITS CAPITAL
Dispatch Gives New Loca
tion as Brush or Konieh,
uy United Tress.
PARIS, Dec. 31. Le Matin said to
day that an agreement had been
reached at London to expell Turkey
from Europe. The Ottoman capital,
the newspaper said, will be trans
ferred to Brush or Konieh in Asia
Although the supreme council has
officially fixed January 6 as the date
for the signing of the protocol, with
the consequent exchange of ratifica
tions which will mdke the treaty ef
fects e, American circles predicted to
day that it would not be possible to
accomplish the necessary work before
January 10. "
Many arrangements, including the
final preparations., for the various
plebiscites remainjto be made, it was
WILL WILSON RUN AGAIN
President Expected to Announce His
v. Intentions Soon.
By United Piess.
WASHINGTON D. C, Dec. 31.
President Wilson, within the next
week, is expected to make known his
intentions regarding running for a
third term as president. The Presi
dent is preparing a message to Homer
S. Cummings, chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee, which
Cummings will read at the Jackson
Day banquet here the evening of Jan
uary 8. '
Although party officials hold the
"private opinion" that Wilson will not
be a third term candidate, none was
disposed to make a prediciton. The
possibility that he may enter the'eon
test is strong enough to hold back
other Democratic presidential timber.
The honor of uttering the Demo
cratic war cry for the 1920 campaign
appears to devolve upon William J.
Bryan. . His speech at the banquet is
awaited with eagerness.
If the President eliminates. himsel,t,
from""tmTrace "arid lays down the
reins of the party leadership, Bryan's
suppyters are looking to him to pick
McAdoo, whose presidential aspira
tion Bryan opposes, will not be at the
banquet on account of a previous en
gagement. Attorney-General Palmer's backers
have- obtained 800 seats for the ban
quet. 1919 RECEIPTS WERE $2(565.09 -
Circuit Clerk's Office .Makes Expenses
First Time in Years.
This year, the first in several, Boone
County has made money on the cir
cuit clerk's office. The office's re
ceipts were $300.84 more than its ex
penditures. R. L. Pollard, circuit
clerk, today turned the money over
to the treasurer.
Receipts of the office for 1919 were
$2,665.09, while the expenditures
were $2,364.25. The two previous
years the county has lost money on
operating the office, Mr. Pollard said.
largely because the deputy was paid
more than now.
Up to July, 1915 the-clerk was on a
fee basis and was allowed $2,000 sal
ary and $1,750 for deputy salary. The
office never brought in more than
this amount. The office was put on
the basis upon which It is 'now oper
ated in 1915..
Mr. Pollard today turned over to
the county $280 for Jury and steno
graphic fees the last six months,
which will help re-lmburse the coun
ty's expense in hiring juries. The
first six months ofp1919 the jury anU
stenographic fees amounted to
Today marked the end of Mir, Pol
lard's first year in office. ,
SHORTAGE OF ROOMS NOW
Y.M.C.A. Has Trouble Finding Enough
Rooms for Students.
There is such a shortage of rooms
to rent in Columbia just now that the
YJf.CA. is having trouble in finding
lodging quarters for some dfj the new
students who are beginning to come
in, said Forrest Blankenshlp, acting
secretary this morning. Columbians
having rooms to let to students are
asked to list them with the Y.M.CA.
bureau. Mr. Blankenshlp also urged
that persons wanting student labor
should list the positions with the
0. K. OWeeron, secretary, and Fred
Eldean, employment secretary, are In
Des Moines attending the Student Vol
Miss Christine Peabody Dies.
Miss Christine Peabody, 80 years
old. a graduate of Christian College,
died in Kansas City recently. Miss
Peabody was a teacher In the public
schools of Denver, Col., and Sedalla,
for many years. She is survived by
her brother, Robert E. Peabody ot