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TO ASK DISSOLUTION
OF BENEFIT DISTRICT
Petition Circulated Among!
Landholders in Midway
TO COURT MONDAY?
County Judges Must Decide
Upon the Matter
Discontent over the road situation
in the Midway special benefit district
that has been brewing for a year has
crystalized into action and steps
toward the dissolution of the district
are being taken.
Apetition to dissolve the district Is
being circulated and word has
reached the courthouse that the peti
tion will be presented to the County
Signatures of the owners of at least
two-thirds of the land in the district
are now on the petition, persons from
the community declare. Complaints
are made that although the people of
the section are paying high taxes, the
work on the roads is unsatisfactory.
Residents of Uie district assert that
the money has been spent on the main
highway between Columbia and
Rocheport and that thelateral roads
have not been worked enough.
The Midway special benefit district
is about 7 miles long and four or five
miles wide. With the exception of a
slight gap a few miles out of this
city, the district extends from the Co
lumbia district to a point the other
side of Rocheport.
last year the district voted 18,000
in bonds, which amount the state
would duplicate. It is understood that
about $10,000 worth of the bonds have
already been sold.. When the district
was formed it was taken out of the
jurisdiction of the County Court and
entered under the supervision of com
missioners. A large number of the residents of
the district are( dissatisfied with the
way the commissioners have handled
the work, it is said, and wish to re
vert to the old type of districts su
pervised by overseers responsible to
the County Court.
If things go smoothly for the pe
titioners it will be several weeks be
'fore.the plan can possibly be consum
mated. After the petlUon has been
brought before the court that body
will order the clerk to give public no
tice of the petition for four weeks,
then disorganization of the ..district
will be taken up by the court
FORGETS ABOUT ENTEJUXU BANK
Although Seen Breaking Door, Man
Says He Doesn't Remember.
When T. Fred Whltesides, sheriff,
mentions the breaking into the Farm
ers' and Merchants Bank of Centralia
to a man who gives James Clark as
his name, Clark suffers a lapse of
memory, although he was seen com
mitting the deed by a number of Cen
tralians. The man is now confined to the
county Jail. George Starrett prose
cuting attorney, who has Just return
ed from an out-of-town trip, will take
the case up at once, he said this after
noon. Clark is 36 years old.
Clark broke thelass in the door of
the bank with two large stones,
weighing about 50 pounds each. When
an officer reached the building the
man was behind the counter. Clark
Jumped behind a desk Just in time to
dodge a bullet. The officer went to
summon aid and caught Clark as he
was about to leave the bank. Clark
eays these things are foreign- to his
The man told the officers the last
place he remembers of being in was
Clark, OIo. The man was unarmed
when he was taken prisoner. There
was no means of identifying him
about his person.
STEPHENS MAT GET MORE
BaplUt Says $350,000 Fand Is a Mere
Dr. James M. Wood, president of
Steohens College, said this morning
that while he was in Kansas City re
cently the news that Stephens College
vas to receive $350,000 as an endow
ment fund was positively verified by
a member ot the Educational Board
of the Northern Baptist Convention.
"Not only will your school receive
this amount, but it will receive help
in the future that will make this
$350,000 look like a mere starter," the
man told Doctor Wood.
Sisters Retain to Onasalgee.
Misses Laura and Theta Searcy
left last night for Okmulgee, Okla.,
where they are both teaching. Miss
Laura Searcy has been in Oklahoma
since September, but her sister only
recently took a position there, having
formerly been a member of the facul
ty of the University High School.
William Southern Jr, to Speak Here.
"' William Southern Jr., editor ot the
Independence Examiner, will come to
nninmhla next Tuesday to speak to
the students In the School ot Journal
For Calaaskla mad Tlelaltj-r Generally
fair toBlcht mad Satnraay. Stlchtlr
raider Haalcht; maderatlns Salardmy.
Lowest temperatnre tonlgbt or ltakove
For Missouri: Generally fair tonight and
Saturday. Somewhat colder south portion
tonight; rising temperature Saturday.
Shippers' Forecast: i.athln a radius ot
200 Bilea ot Columbia the lowest temperature-
during the next 3G hours will be
about 12 went; zero north; 10 east, and IS
There has leen moderate. snowfall over,
the northern and. central rxfrtlooB ot MI-
souri. In parts of the Ohio Valley and
lower lake region, ana upper Missouri
Valley: rain has fallen In Florida, Georgia,
and South Carolina. Elsewhere mostly
fair weather has prevailed.
Temperature are below the seasonal
average In all sections, except the ex
treme upper part of the Missouri water
shed, and in "Alberta, where the weather
is quite mild. In Minnesota, Wisconsin,
and Michigan temperatures are from 12
to 20 below sero.
A moderate snowfall covers the high
ways in I lie northern half of Missouri
Oenomlly fair weather will prevail over
Saturday, with rising temperature Satur
day. Loral Data.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday "was 27; and the lowest last
night was 10. Precipitation 0.07. A" year
go yesterday the highets temperature
was 19 and the lowest wan 3. Precipita
tion o.OO. un rose today 7:29 a. m. San
sets 4:.S p. m. Moon sets 3:10 a. m.
The Temperatarr Today.
7 a. in. 13 12 noon .13
8 a. m 14 1 p. nu-z IS
9 a. ra. 12 2 p. m,.. 13
10 a. m 11 3 p. m 18
11 a. m 12 3S50 p. nt.
KATY CARS INTO RIVER
Fireman Killed and Engineer
May Die as Result of
Passenger train No. 10 on the main
line of the M. K. & T Railroad be
tween Texas and St. Louis was de
railed early yesterday morning four
and one-half miles east of Rocheport
when the engine struck, a large bould
er that had rolled from the bluff
M. D. Hulen of Mokane, the fireman,
was crushed to death and William
Evans of Sedalia, the engineer, was
Although three cars rolled into the
river and several others were derailed
no passengers were injured. Evans
was taken to the hospital at(Sedalia
for treatment. It is thought his in
juries will prove fatal. '
The accident occurred on a curve
where the track runs between a bluff
and the MisspuriRhjer.., .Train" --are
expected to resume the normal, sched
- Killed by Wabash Train.
By United Frest.
I ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2. Eugene
Francisco, 74 years old, traveling audi
tor for the Wjabash Railroad for 40
years, was killed here this morning.
Francisco was on the station platform
waiting for the westbound Moberly
accommodation. A hand rail on one
of the passenger coaches struck his
head, knocking him to the platform.
His skull was fractured.
FISHBURX TO LOSE LEFT EYEi
Victim of Accident on Wabash Track
Is Slightly Better.
J. R. Fishburn, who was Injured re
cently when a Wabash train struck
an automobile In which he was rid
ing, is reported to be some better this
morning. Hi3 condition is still seri
ous, however, and in case he recovers
from the injuries It is believed that
he will lose the use of his left eye.
WINS K. OF C SCHOLARSHIP
Ralph Reed of Cape Girardeau Will
Come to University. t
The Knights of Columbus scholar
ship at the University ot Missouri has
been awarded to Ralph Reed, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Reed of Cape Gi
rardeau. The scholarship provides
for a four-year course In academic
and technical work and two years'
work in graduate" work. It is one of
a hundred given by the Knights of
Columbus but the only one given in
Mr. Reed was a member of the
Sixth Marines and fought in the Bat
tie Chateau Thierry.
NEW SNOW CALLS THE HUNTERS
Manv Take Oat Llceases to Parsae
Rabbit hunting in Boone County
was given impetus by the snow which
fell last night, and a run on hunting
licenses is being registered at the of
fice of Charles W; Davis, county
clerk. Yesterday and early today
twenty county licenses and two state
licenses were sold. I. R. Hicks ot
Centralia bought the first license New
Hunters say game is plentiful in the
Back Fraai Relative's FaaeraL
George S. Starrett and Thomas V.
Starrett have returned CrtmV. Wichita,
Kan., -where they attended tne'funeral
of a relative.
Spend HelUavs 'in IiillaMpoHfc
J- Q. Morehead and graBdaoo, Sear
cy Morehead, have returned from In
dianapolis, where they speate holi
State's Attorney Expects, to
Deport or Imprison: Ev
SAYS. U. S. HINDERED
Hoyne Charges Attorney
General Palmer Withheld
By United Tress.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. A grand Jury in
vestigation of red activity is being
planned today by Maclay Hoyne,
state's attorney, following the arrest
off 278 alleged revolutionists in 300
raids here in the last twenty-four
Hoyne stated that he believed his
investigators had gathered enough
evidence to deport or imprison every
one caught in the raids. Prosecutions
will be started under the new Illinois
The raids continued today. Several
Readers, Including "Big B)H" Hay
wood, for"whom warrants have been
issued, were not in custody at noon
Federal agents had planned to 'co
operate with the police in the raids,
Hoyne said. Just before the,: hour
for the raids to begin, Hoyne received
word from Department of Justice
agents, asking that the campaign be
held up for fear It would interfere
with the government's fight against
the reds. This order, according to
Hoyne. came from Attorney-General
A. Mitchell iPalmer's office.
Hoyne declared today in a formal
statement that if the raids had not
been carried out as scheduled the
fruit ot five months' investigation by
local officials and government agents
would have been wasted, ille accus
ed Palmer of playing politics. Hoyne
charged that Department ot Justice
representatives deliberately warned
the reds of the impending raids.
The scape of the Chicago raids in
dicates that the investigations will be
carried to other cities, Hoyne indi
cated. Ke said that the red activi
ties centered in Chicago, but that plots
against the government had been un
REFORM SCHOOL X0T ANXIOUS
Doesn't Want Demidoff, Althoagh He's
-. oh -Parole Fro There. -
They don't know what to do with
George S Starrett, prosecutor, wrote
to the authorities at the state reform
school at Boonville telling them that
Philip Demidoff, who is held in the
county jail charged with having given
worthless checks, said he was out on
parol from the reform school.
But the reform school doesn't want
Demidoff. The school's reply i to Mr.
Starrett said that It would be useless
to send the young man back there.
He was sent to Boonville from Alaska
for a 20-year term in the reform
school, according to the letter, which
corroborates Demidoff's statement to
the police here. When he gave the
Worthless checks he went to St. Louis
for several days, saying he was going
to be married, but returned single.
Demidoff has Served only a small
part of his twenty-year sentence, so
Mr. Starrett has decided, to keep him
in the county jail until after confer
ring with Judge David H. Harris of
the Circuit Court Monday about the
THINKS MURDER SOLUTION NEAR
Police Chief Says Mat Under Arrest
By United Tress.
" MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Jan. 2.-1
Lloyd Prevost can explain the mur
der of J. Stanley Brown, in the opin
ion of Chief ot Police Straight
Straight declared today that If Pre
vost would talk he could clear up the
mystery which has surrounded the
case since Brown's body was found
in his automobile near here Decern
Prevost has been arrested a second
time. Mrs. Ruth Brown, -widow of the
slain man, and cousin ot Prevost, was
expected to be re-arrested today.
Straight stated that Brown had dis
covered relations between his wife
and Prevost, and had remonstrated
TIGER' WOULDN'T BE SENATOR
Clemenceaa's Declaration May Mean
lie Seeks Presidency.
By United Press.
iPARIS, Jan. 2. Premier Clemen
ceau, in a farewell address to the
electors at Draeguignan yesterday
definitely announced that he would not
be a candidate for the senatorship, ac
cording to dispatches received here
The premier also refused to admit
that he would be a candidate to suc
ceed President Poincare. His an
nouncement that he will not run for
the senate is taken as strong evidence
that he is considering the presidential
Neftre FJaed II art Casts.
George Cunningham, a negro, plead
ed guilty to disturbing the peace when
brought before M. L. Edwards, police
judge, this morning and was fined $1
1 and costs, which he paid.
REDS AND ESTHONIAHS
Truce Becomes Effective To
morrow, U.. S. State De
INDIA IS MENACED
Road Is Open for Reds to
Enter East, Says Military
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. An armis
tice has been arranged between the
Esthoriians and the Bolshevist forces,
effective dt 10:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning, the State Department was
In view of the plans for military de
fense against the Bolshevist govern
ment the Esthonians, Latavlans and
Lithuanians had asked the govern
ments of Poland and Finland to con
fer at Helslngfors, the department
was also advised.
By United Press.
LONDON, Jan. 2. The road to In
dia from Russia is open and the Bol
sheviki are now threatening to estab
lish communication with the entire
East, General Maurico, military ex
pert, declared today.
Official anxiety over the military
situation in Russia was heightened by
wireless dispatches from Moscow in
which the Russian' soviet government
claimed that its armies had entered
Bokhara, the gateway to Afghanistan.
Bolshevist omissarles have started
a concentrated propaganda in the
British- sphere of influence north and
west of India according to .advices re
ceived here. With sporadic revolu
tions already reported in Northern In'
dia and fighting in progress between
tribesmen and British forces, observ
ers here believe that the Bolshevist
teachings are already beginning to
iDIspatches today amplified the Mos
cow wireless dispatches of yesterday,
which announced great Bolshevist vic
tories for the red armies attacking
General Denekine's forces.
BEGIN TAKING THE CENSUS
Ninety Thousand Enumerators Start
Work In United Stales.
.By United Preaa. .. v
.WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2. Tak
ing of the fourteenth census officially
began today in every part of the Unit
ed States. Ninety thousand enumer
ators were ready to start work.
The Inventory will show how many
millions of people there are in the
United Slates, as well as the total
momentary value ot farms, mines and
manufacturing plants. It will also
show how much of the country's acre
age Is used for farming, and how many
persons are employed in each indus
try. The last census figures show the
population of the United States as 93
million. Figures for 1920 are ex
pected to reach more than 100 mil
lion. Every hqme in Boone County is be
ing visited by enumerators who are
obtaining the fourteenth decennial
census. The work began today. There
are six at work in Columbia. The
enumerators are under the direction
of-D. Boone Osborne, supervisor or
this census district.
The information to be obtained by
the enumerators is covered by the fol
lowing questions, which are asked on
printed census schedules.
Color or race.
Age at last birthday.
Whether single, married, widowed
Birthplace' of person enumerated,
father and mother, with names ot
country and province if foreign, born.
Occupation, specifying trade or pro
fession, also industry in which em
ployed. Whether attending Bchool.
Whether able to read.
Whether able to write.
Whether able to speak English.
Whether home is owner or rented
and if owned whether home is free of
incumbrance or is mortgaged.
Persons ot foreign birth will be
asked the following additional ques
tions: Year of immigration to the United
Whether naturalized, and if so the
year ot naturalization.
Mother tongue or native language.
Census enumerators will call at ev
ery farm hoase in the county to se
cure information necessary to fill oat
questions contained in the agrlcultur-l
al schedule. Each farmer will be
asked questions concerning the acre
age aad value 6f his farm; whether
he owns, rents or partly owns and
partly rents, the land he farms; the
value et the buildings, machinery and
Implements1 belonging to-his farm; the
quantity of ail crops raised on his
farm daring the year 1919; and many
other qaeetioas which cover all possi
ble farm .questions. ,
Mr. Bland, the district supervisor;
raaaata thai BMle be .ready with
answers" to the questions, it possible,
when the, enumerator" calls at the
house. He emphasized that an abso
lutely accurate and complete census
vitally concerns the Welfare of the
community, as the official population
for the next ten years will bo de
termined by the 1920 census.
WEDDING SURPRISE TO PARENTS
Miss Xarkm Blytke Married to Paal
R. McCeneU Bebi S(adeats.
Miss Marion Parr BIythe ot St Jo
seph and Paul Rusk McConnell of
Brookfleld, University of, Missouri
students, were married at 10:30
o'clock Friday night, December 26,
at the home of Dr. John F. Caskey,
pastor ot the Francis street Methodist
Church, St. Joseph. Miss Helen Bell
and Helen Meredith, friends of the
bride, were present at the wedding.
Miss BIythe' Is the daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. R. W. BlytLe, of St Joseph.
She was a freshman in the Univer
sity 'last term. Mr. k McConnell is a
Junior in the School of Medicine.
Mr. and Mrs. McConnell have re
turned to Columbia. They will both
be in school this term. They have
rooms on South 'Sixth street
An article in the St Joseph News
Press says the marriage was a sur
price to the bride's parents. The
young couple were said to have tele
phoned the parents of the bride im
mediately after the ceremony and
then to have departed for Kansas City.
The bride Is 18 years old and the
bridegroom is 21.
OFFERS m REWARD
University to Give That
Amount For Capture of
.The University authorities have' of
fered a reward ot $200 for anyone,
giving information that leads to the
capture of the thief who took $10,000
worth of plaUnum crucibles from the
laboratory in Schweitzer Hall during
the holidays. Announcements of the
reward was made today.
Progress has been made, it was said
today, toward solving the mystery sur
rounding the robbery, but no definite
information can be given out at this
time. Those in charge of the Invest!
gatlon still cling to the theory that
the robbery was the work of someone
familiarjrith conditions in fhe labor
atory ana inai u was not aone Dy a
band of professionals from the out
side. This is borne out by discoveries
since the robbery, they say.
M. U. REGISTRATION SHIYERY
Accident Interferes With Heating-,
Bat There's Plentjrvof Air.
Thirty-six newvmen students and
seventeen new women students regisr
tered this morning for the winter term
at the University. These students are
exclusive of any that have been here
before. It is expected that many
more new students will register to
fThe corridors of the University LU
brary were practically without heat
this morning because a gasket on one
of the boilers at the power house
burst This and the continual open
ing and closing ot the outer doors ot
the library caused students and in
structors to put on overcoats and shiv
er throughout the morning. The boil
er at the power plant was repaired
SUES FOR MER DOWER .RIGHT
Mrs. Margaret S. Lleatx files Salt
Orer'BeeM Comaty Laad.
Mrs. Marearet S. Licntz has filed
suit against James G. Thomas, Lloyd
Simpson, Bert Shadrick, the Colum
bia Savings Bank, T.Tred Whitesldes,
the Boone County National Bank and
Lakenan Price for $300 damages and
$25 for monthly rents and profits from
a tract ot Boone County land.
Mrs. Lientz claims in the petition
that the' Interests of the persons
named as defendants, who are now in
possession of the land, nre interior to
her dower right
1930 ISSUE OF W. S. 8. IS READY
Treasury Savfcgs CerUieates la Larg
er DeaeaUaatiew Also Uierea.
By United Press.
NEW! YORK Jan. 2. The govern
ment offers two new forms of savings
certificates to the public.
The first is a, trefsory savings cer
tificate, in denominations of $1,000 and
$100. respectively. Daring January
they will sell at $824 and $82.40, respec
tlvelv. The certlicates will ..matore
at full face value in January, 1925.
The other new issue is a War Sar
inra Stamp of $5. It will, like the
stamps, sell at $4.1Z in January, ii
can be bought also like the Issues
with thrift stamps of 25 centa-St
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WILL BE DEAD
Thinks Presidential Cam
paign Will Be onDomes-
tic Problems. .
Senators Try to Reconcile
Differences Over Peace
Treaty! , p.
By United Fress. ' .
ATLANTA, Ga'.f Jan. 2, The Peace
Treaty will "be like a last year's
bird's nest' by the time of the next
presidential election, Champ ' Clark
declared today, referring to Senator
Borah's letter Thursday to Governor
Frank O. Lowden of Illinois, demand
ing that the latter, state his position
on the League ot Nations.
"The people will have forgotten all
about the treaty conflict by the next
election," Clark said, "and the para
mount issues will be domestic ones."
Lowdea 8U1I Waiting.
j United I'ress.
SPRINGFIELp, 111.. Jan. 2. Gov
ernor Lowden had not receive today
Senator Borah's letter requesting that
he state his position on the League
Or United Vi
WTASHINGTON, Jan. 2. The next
move to obtain a compromise on the
Peace Treaty is up to the Democratic
leaders, Republican senators said to
day, following a conference with Sen
ator Lodge. The Democrats are now
working on proposals already sub
mitted ain partial form to Republican
mild reservationists. When the pro
posals are completed they will be
placed before Republican leaders.
Senator McNary, mild reservation
1st leader, following his talk with .
Senator Lodge today, said that he
found Lodge sympathetic toward a
compromise, provided it could be
made without any substantial changes
in the Lodge resolution of ratifica
tion. McNary said that the confer
ence did not produce anything defi
At the conference plans were made
to reopen the treaty discussion when
.the Senate, .meets Monday. Republi
cans of every shade ot opinion gath
ered in Lodge's offices' to go over cer
tain proposals received early in the
week from the Democrats, including
proposals to modify the reservation
to Article Ten, and virtually to elim
inate the Lenroot reservation equal
izing the voting strength of .the .Unit
ed States and the British Empire.
FINAL PEACE TUESDAY?
So Says Berlin, but Paris -j?
Sees More Delay for tf3
Br' United Pre.
LONDON, Jan. 2. A news. agency
dispatch from Berlin today said that
peace would be signed at Paris at 4
o'clock the afternoon ot January 6.
87 United Pr
-PARIS, Jan. 2. Possibility of fur-'
ther delay In the signing ot the-treaty
protocol was seen today in a letter
from Kurt voh Lersner, head ot the
German commission, to Paul Dutasta,
secreary of the peace conference. Von
Lersner told Dutasta that he had a.
cold and would be confined to his
room for a week at his physician's
This, it was believed, might he a
blind to give the Allies and the Ger
man leaders more time to adjust the
difficulties arising over1 the AUIed'de
mands tor 400,0000 toss- of German
marine material in return (for the
sinking ot the German' fleet at Scapa
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By United Press, i
LONDON. Jan. iIae present year
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to maintain herselfi.as a nation or,
through interns! quarrels, finally col
lapse," PresidtEbert:declared la a
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