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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
All Dairy Products, Except
Butter, Increased in
Increase Due to High Cost of
Labor and Oreatcr
Clfflk. in all Its forms save butter,
has taken another hike In price in Co
lumbia. Whereas nfteen and sixteen
cents a quart were the "prices two
weeks ago, today the best Columbia
housewives can do is to bur It over
the counters at the dairies for six
teen cents and take it home In their
own pails. It costs from- 1? to 19
cents a quart set down on the back
ponJi. One company has Instituted
a sliding scale of 12 cents a pint. 20
cents for one, two or three quarts
dally and 18 cents for four quarts or
more daily. A seven-day five per cent
discount Is offered, making the low
est price tor large consumers 17.1
cents a quart
Cream has gone from 17 to IS cents
Buttermilk fans are smUIng because
, the price for a glass of the fluid re
mains at a nickel one of the few
drinks that can still be bought at tie
rate of a pair for a dime. Buttermilk
Is now 32 Instead of 28 cents a gal-
IThe reasons for the price bike, ac
cording to the dairymen, are: the
high cost and large turn-OTer of la
bor; the high price of feed and the
Increased expenditure Tepresented
in cows, land and equipment.
The consumer U making the best of
It by brazenly carrying Ma shiny tin
pall to and from the dairies and trad
ing at over-the-counter prices.
It was admitted today that the cool
weather and rainfall of the last week
has! Increased the amount of milk
and butter received in the city through
the fresh growth of grass Id the pas
tures and the abatement of the beat
and fly nuisance to cattle.
GIVEN $50 SORE THAR, ASKED
Manltoblaa Teachers Are Awarded
Minimum 91.M0 Tear.
0; United Prsss t
SELKIRK, Manv Aug. 26". When
the schools here re-open this fall it Is
believed that this school district will
hare the most contented lot of school
teachers in Canada. This happy state
of affairs has been brought about by
action of a permanent board of arbi
tration established by the provincial
government at the request of the
Manitoba Teachers' Federation.
The board has Just awarded the
teachers fifty dollars a year more than
they bad demanded of the board of
trustees and the minister of education
has expressed himself as pleased with
the award. The teachers had asked for
a minimum salary of 11,050; the trus
tees stood pat at $1,000 and the board
of arbitration, consisting of one rep
resentaUve from the teacher's feder
ation, one from the School Trustees'
Association and one from the govern
ment nlaced the minimum at J1.100.
Deputy Minister of Education Robert
Fletcher says the result of the board s
decision will be to stabilize the pro
fession and that there will be less
shifting around and fewer teachers
CArGHT TWEYTY.0.1E MALLARDS
Boy of IS Finds live Decoys Are In
Louis Vandiver. yong son of D. V.
Vandiver of the White Eagle Dairy,
launched i new enterprise this morn
ing selling wild ducks.
Yesterday a friend of his father
brought in twenty-one Mallard ducks
that had been caught on the Missouri
River. Today the boy has this aston-
; lshing sign in the window ol me
"Wild Ducks For Sale
Louis says that he has sold three
ducks and teat he will only dispose ol
fifteen of the flock. The birds are
bringing a dollar a head. They are ir
demand for decoys.
BVBE RUTH MAKES HIS 44TH
Tanlec Slugger Drives Ball lata
Br Called Prut
POLO GROUNDS, New York. A""
26 Babe Ruth smashed out his 44th
home run of the season here today
when he drove one far into the right
field bleachers . The hit came in the
tost inning of the Chicago-New lor
A Riot in BeMart.
By United Press
BELFAST. Aug. 26. A great battle
b reported to have taken place In the
IK. Orange shipyards here today when a
nb attacked Catholic workmen. Sev
eral are reported Injured before the
polite could disperse the mob.
Carriage license Issaed.
John L. Henry, recorder of deeds,
issued a marriage license today to
Troy Franklin Crane of Basley and
Miss Anna Lee Darts of RockhrMge.
I THE WEATHER Unsettled.
rMu4li ul Vlrtaltyi VasettlMl
this inoMu aaa taalsMi aTrMar w
ratt7 telri M saarh dun la Imkti.
For Missouri: resettled tonlsbt. Fri
day probably fair; not moth ehanee la
The weather has been more or less un
settled over most of the United State but
Dowers nave been local jsnd largely eon.
llnI to parts of Missouri, Kansas, OMs.
Iwma, and Texas.
Temperatures mr nuubMi, tut m
omental below the seasonal averages.
Roads rnnntns east to Warreuton. north
east to riannlbal, nnd west over the old
Trails to Marshall are In fair condition bat
rosgh In Places. There has been rain In
the west, extreme east, nnd In the south
west parts of the State.
Generally fair weather will likely pre
vail over Friday.
The hltbest temperature in Columbia
yesterday, was 77: and the lowest last ntsht
was 64. r-reclpltatlon OOOl a year aco
yesterday the highest temperature was 7
and the lowest was 57. Precipitation OjOO.
Sun rose today SJB a m Sun sets 6 49
p. m. Moon sets 2-43 a. m.
Tho TeiBperatnm Today.
7 a. IH fU 11 nniui -
4 a. m. CO t p. m 78
OS 2 p. m 78
73 3 p ni HO
75 3JX) p. m 79
PATISG BIDS REJECTED.
Contractor Ask More Than City En
Id an adjourned council meeting
lasting forty-five minutes the City
Council last night opened bids for the
paving of alleys in the business dis
trict of Columbia. All the bids being
above the city engineer's estimate
G. B. Roberta bid $398015 tor the
paving of the first alley south of Wal
nut street from Sixth to Eighth streets.
The Home Granitoid Company's bid
was 15710.10. John R. Silver, city
engineer, estimated the paring of the
aller would cost the city I3S78.51.
The Home Granitoid Comoanv's bid
for the paving of the first alley north
ot Broadway from Eighth street, west
X5 feet, thenoe north to the man alley
and known as the "L" aUey north of
the Central Bank was $1853 69. G B.
Roberts bid $1303.35 dor paving this
alley. The city engineer's estimate
Upon moUon the matter ot readver
tjslng tor bio's for the paving of the
allays was postponed unUl the first
council meeting in September In or
der to give the property owners and
contractors an ODDOrtunity to get to
gether on the price, of the .paving The
Cornell believing J t would be cheaper
for the city, in the event of an agree
ment granted the property owners and
contractors permission to plan the
paving to be done under the super
vision ot the city engineer.
J.- N. Fellows appeared before the
Council and requested that an electric
light be placed on College Avenue In
the Fairgrounds addition. Mr. Fel
lows said that it was very dark at
night in that neighborhood and that
there was not one light on College
Avenue, beyond Hudson Avenue. His
request v,as referred to the water and
light committee and the committee
given power to act upon it
Beginning September 1, the city col
lector was granted permission to hire
a deputy collector for tour and a half
months at a salary of 150 a month.
The water and. light committee re
commended that the city employ Mr.
Humphrey of St. Louis, who was con
sulting engineer when the light plant
was built, to make a survey ot the
plant. Humphrey will come o Colum
bia at the request of the water and
light committee tor conferences. The
committee will report on the result of
their Interview with Humphrey at the
next Council meeting.
J. E. Hathman was granted permis
sion to build a driveway to his new
house on West Broadway.
POSTMASTER ISPECTS ROADS'
Flats 'Raral Mall Rentes Roagn, Bat
Farmers Take Suggestion.
L. J. iBall, postmaster, la inspecting
the "rural mall routes traveled by ru
ral mall carriers In this district. Mr.
Hall said today that he had comple
ted the Inspection of Are of the routes
and that he has five more to survey.
After, finishing his tour ot the
routes the postmaster will write to
the road commissioners and to the
TUtrons along the various routes no
tifying them ol necessary rapreic-
ments needed on the roads.
So tar I nna ine roaus, wuuuui
exception, to be rough. .Many notes
ivs washes need to be filled and
quite a few culverts need repairing.
Drain ditches also require Improving,
and some work should be done on
the roadways of bridges.'' said Mr.
Satisfaction was expressed by the
foatmaster as to to me way iu
which the road conussionm ana mc
farmers receiving mail service along
the routes had responded to his sug
gestions for road improvement in
the past. He said that the people in
the district bad always co-operated
with the postal aathoritles.
Attempted Attack a White Girl.
By United Press
nrmMNGTON. N. C Aug. 26.
John Jefferies.-tinUS.year old negro.
was lynched here today tor auempuns
to assault Mary Lee Bndd a 6 year old
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI.THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26, 1920.
Bureau of Crop Estimates
Makes an Investigation
Covering 1 1 Years.
CORN REDUCED 32.1
Information Is Gathered for
All of -Principal Crops
Wheat, Apples, Etc.
Deficient moisture Is the one great
est cause ot decrease In the wheat and
corn crop of the country, according
to an Inquiry, extending over eleven
years, from 1509 to 1919 inclusive,
which has Jurt been completed by the
Bureau ot Ciops Estimates of the De-,
partment of Agriculture. According to
the results of this Inquiry the crop
yield of wheat was decreased 12.4 pet
cent by deficient moisture and the con-
crop ieeaened 16.3 per cent by the
Frosts and freezes cut the wheat
yield 4 5 per cent and the corn yield
2.9 per cent. Excessive moisture de
creased the wheat crop 2 per cent and
the corn crop 4 per cent. Defective
seed took only .2 per cent from the
wheat yield and .7 per cent from the
corn ield. The wheat mortality from
plant diseases was high, 2.7 per cent
while corn was damaged In yield only
2. per cent. These figures, according
to E. A. Logan, Agricultural Statisti
cian for Missouri, are really index
numbers reflecting the relative influ
ences of the various causes which de
crease crop yields.
Causes tor decreases in wheat yields
and the measure of their damage are:
excessive moisture, 2 per cent; floods
0.3 per cent; frosts and freezes, 4.5
per cent; hail 1.1 per cent; hot winds
2 per cent: storms 0 3 per cent; total
for climatic causes was estimated to
hare reduced the yield 22.9 percent;
for plant diseases, 2.7 per cent; insect
pests, 2.1 per cent; animal pests 0.2
per cent; detective seed 2 per cent; tor
all causes the total reduction, as es
timated by farmers, was .28.3 per cent
For corn during the same period, de
ficient moisture reduced the yield 16.3
per cent; excessive moisture, 4 per
cent; floods 0 9 per cent; freezes and
frosts, 2.9 per cent; hail .4 per cent;
hot winds, 2 per cent; storms. 0.5
per cenil " Total -reduction- for clima
tic causes, 27.7 per cent; plant dis
eases 0.2 per cent; Insect pests, J2.7
peril cent;animal pests, 0.2 per cent;
defective seed, 0 7 per cent; total re
duction for all causes, 32.1 per cent,
The same information has, been de
veloped for all ot the principal crops,
including oats, barley, flax, rice, po
tatoes, tobacco, hay, apples, berries
WILL LITE TYTEXTT-FOUR HOURS
Strike WM Prove Fatal
Lord Mayor of Cork.
By United Press
LONDON", Aug. 26. Terrence Mac
Sweeney, Lord Mayor of Cork, has
been given twenty-four hours to live
by physicians at the Brixton prison.
MacSweeny has been conducting a
hunger strike. Interest In the affair
is at white heat all over Ireland and
England. All papers are urging the
Government to hare him released.
They will have pointed out that af
fairs In Ireland are rapidly approach
ing an Irreparable state, and they
declare that the death of this official
will cause anarchy to break out in
By United Press
rVIU Hold Lloyd George Responsible.
LONDON. Aug. 26 Mary Mac
Sweeney, a sister of Terrence 'Mac
Sweeny, who Is at the point of death
In Brixton prison because of a hun
ger strike, sent a note today to Pre
mier Lloyd George who is In Lucerne,
that if her brother dies he will "be
held responsible. MacSweeny has
been reported as barely breathing and
as being unable to sleep at all.
TV. CHRISTIAN FRACTURES ARM
Attempts to Crank FIretruek For Re-
W. Christian, a fireman, suffered a
fractured arm this afternoon when the
city fire department truck kicked back
as he was cranking it to make a re
turn trip. The fire crew had Just ex
tinguished a small blaze under the
gasoline lank of a truck owned by the
University Fruit Company, at Tenth
and Broadway. The fire was caused
bv a short circuited wire. Dr. Brad
ford set Christian's fractured arm.
Jame rTHsea Was Secretary ef Ag-
riealtare 1C Tears.
By United Press
TRAER, Iowa, Aug. 26. James Wil
son for sixteen years Secretary of
Agriculture ot the United States died
hero today. Death came after a pro
tracted illness. .He represented the
state of Iowa In Congress for three
Army Waats Maters..
A call haa been seat out to the Tar-
Ions recruiting offices from the Adju
tant General's office ordering them
to attempt to enlist printers.
RUSSIA ACCEDES TO
Offers to Waive Demands
Which Are Repulsive
POLES INTO -GRODNO
20,000 Russians Reported to
Have Crossed Into East
By United Press
LONDON. Aug. 26- Russia has re
plied to the British-Italian ultimatum
anl offered to waive any demands
which were made that are repulsive
to the Allies, it was given out here
today bv Premier Kameneff. The
note was signed by Foreign Minister
Tcltcherln and was decidedly concil
iatory In tone. Tomorrow would have
been the limit of time for the reply
.o have been made. The Russians
demanded however that Poland be
be made to make an honest appeal
for peace and also that they stop their
interference with the proceedings of
the council at Minsk. This note came
In answer to the second note sent by
Arthur Balfour yesterday.
Poles Face Ammunition Shortage.
By Halted Press
(BERLIN. Aug. 26. The Polish
forces are facing a shortage of am
munition It was reported here today
by a dispatch from Warsaw. It Is
said that this will give the Beds a
chance along the entire new Rnsso
Pollsh front to make a stand against
the Poles. Twenty thousand Rus
sians are reported to have crossed the
border and to have gone over Into
Reds Evacuate. THaa.
PARIS. Aug. 26. The Bolshevik!
have1 evacuated Vllna, according to
an official report which was receir
ed here this morning from Moscow,
'.ethonlon troops are reported to have
taken charge of the railway station.
Vllna has been the headquarters of
the Bolshevik! In that district
Peltsk Forces Eater Groaao.
By Catted Press
PARI8, Aug. 26. The Polish forces
ar reported to have entered Grodno,
an jsnportanteclty ISO miles northeast
orWrsw.Thrs city hascslso basal
the headquarters of the Bolsheriki.
Red Set Argumentative.
By United Press
LONDON. Aug. 26. The Soviet
note which was received here today
is reported to. be of great length and
at certain points to b very argu
mentative. The Reds declared In one
place that they would drill with Po
land separately In regard to all peace
15th Russian Army Sarrouaaed.
By Ualted Press
BERLIN. Aug. 26 The Poles are
reported to have captured the rem
nants of the fourth Russian army
,west of Malva and to have surrounded
the fifteenth Russian army and that
capture will come a little later.
Pole Take 11,000 priaeaen.
8y Cnlteil I'resa
LONDON. Aug. 26. According to an
official notification from Warsaw, the
city of Lomza has been taken by the
Polish Army off Ostreleka and Colno.
Fourteen thousand additional Russian
prisoners are reported to have been
The condition of affairs on the south
front is reported to be satisfactory.
COSTS MOBE TO TRAVEL HOW
New Freight, Pasxeager and PnHmaa
, Bates Are la Effect.
A general advance of freight pas
senger and Pullman rates went Into
effect at midnight last night.
The increase effects practi
cally every railroad In the country.
The increases on freight charges
were 3354 per cent, on passenger
fares 20 per cent and on Pullman
service 60 per cent.
Tickets which were purchased be
fore last night, and which were not
need before that time are void today.
Journalism Graduate Goes to France.
Miss Clara R. Dunn sails for France
September 23. and will engage In
newspaper work in Paris. Miss Dunn
was graduated from the School ot
Journalism In 1916. Her mother ac
companies her to France.
Two Admitted to Hospital.
William E. Moreland and William
Pyle were admitteded to Parker Mem
orial Hospital this morning. Edna
Graves and Elizabeth Weeks were dis
charged this morning. Thomas T.
Cunningham was discharged yester
day. Fire Inssraare Company Elects
John Glenn was elected president
ot the Boone County Mutual Fire In
surance Company at the annual elec
tion of the company yesterday. Oth
er officers selected were: vice-preai-dent,
A (H. Shepherd; secretary.
Samuel M. Stevinson; treasurer, X.
Altr WORK FOB SI GIRLSt
Fjapwjmeat Needed for That Many
nmr nan l vosse W w. p.
riny-oue gins wm De unable to
attend the University this fall if they
cannot find employment to pay, or
parly pay their expenses, according
to Miss Lucille Chevalier, employment
secretary of the University T. W. C
A. The girls will do housework, care
for children, act as stenographers,
tiling' clerks, or telephone operators.
If they are to be given employment
It is Imperative that all openings for
work be reported to the Y. W. fX A.
employment secretary tomorrow or
"The Big Sisters, an organization
of senior Y. W. C. A. women, is pre
paring to greet incoming women-students
with barrages of friendly inter
est and practical help," said Miss
Catherine Willi, president of the Y.
W. C A, this morning. Beginning
tomorrow at noon women wearing
"Big Sister" badges will meet all
trains to greet women students who
are coming to the University for the
first time. They will answer all
questions, direct the students to the
office ot the rooming committee in
tftoom 114, Academic Hall, and ac
company the new student to her
This program will be continued dur
ing Monday and Tuesday. On these
two days there will be Big Slaters
and other Y. W. C. A. women with
"Ask Me" brassards on their arm.
stationed about the campus and In the
corridors of Academic Hall and the
Library Building to direct new stu
dents and to assist them In entering
and filling out their courses of stu
dy. BOGGS EXPRESSES SATISFACTION
Retiring State Comsartteestan Believe
There Will 'Be Harmony.
J. EC Boggs, retiring state commit
teeman of the Eighth Congressional
district, today expressed satisfaction
as to the result of the organization of
the new Democratic State Committee
at the Planter's Hotel In St, Louis
"C E. Yancey of Liberty is a strong
man politically in the State and
good Democrat. He will make an ex
cellent state chairman for the party.
Thomas E. Fisher of Marshall Is the
right man for state secretary.' said
the Columbia attorney.
I see nothing but harmony among
the Democrats of this state. They
will all pull together during tbe com-
.uif cmuun. umiiuiuav uuug, n-
h.M ml&n.fAM Hm.VI.)'Tm,. ju.
didate tor United States Senator, is
a good progressive Democrat with
sound Democratic principles and a
man of clear vision. He Is an asset
to the Democrats ot Missouri and. be
lieving In the judgement of the rot-
era, predict that he will carry the
state by a good majority."
According to local Democrats Bogg's
Influence among the counties ot the
Eighth district Is of consequence. He
supported Long when the latter first
declared his intention of becoming a
candidate for the Democratic nomin
ation for United States senator.
MBS. HILL ASD FAMILY C0JU5G
Wife of UalversHy President Will Ar
rive Here Tomorrow.
Mrs. A Ross Hill will return from
Kansas City tomorrow morning
bringing her daughter end son,
Frances Warcl and Harris Ward,
Frances has spent the summer at Co
ronado Beach, Ca, and Harris has
been at Professor Teuton's Camp for
Boys In Northern Michigan.
James C Ward will also arrive on
Friday .from Harbor Beach, Mich, by
way of-St, Louis. He will remain In
Columbia a few days before going to
Kansas City to play a golf match
with Vaidon and Ray. British ex
perts. "Jamie" probably will practice
on the University links.
tHuxh C. Ward will spend the first
ipart of next week here before start
ing for England where he win pur
sue graduate studies In camDrmge
University for the next year or two.
KEKMA3X MISSOURI VAX MISSIKG
Served n France and Retarded
Sew York Last See" There.
, The Salvation Army Is conducting
a world-wide search for Hogo C
Vorelsanr of Hermann, Missouri.
Vogelsang served with the American
Expeditionary Forces In France and
on his return to NewYork sent his
mother a- postal telling her he would
soon be honje. That Is the last neara
Mrs F. L. Blaske, the mother, who
resides at Hermann, has appealed to
every possible agency in an on
to find her missing son. When a Sal
vation Army advisory board was or
ganized for Gasconade county, Mrs.
Blaske Immediately appealed to it to
help find the young man.
Taney Heads DeJaoeraUe OamRtee.
C B. Yancy of Liberty, staunch
wrasnn Democrat and League ot -Na
tions advocate, waa selected as chair-
man of the State Democratic commu
tes In tbe state primary.
Br. ami Mn. J. W. Haass Betas.
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Hudson of 417
Hit street arrired In Columbia this
morning after a roar-raonuia tnp
In France. Dr. tJadson Is a profes
sor of philosophy to University.
WOMEN'S RIGHT TO
VOTE NOW PART OF
Proclamation Signed by Sec
"fyof State ColbvEarh
I his Morning At Home':
Prepared Last Night.
WHEN TOLD NEWS
Are Disappointed When IN
formed There Would Not
Be Public Ceremony: No
By Halted Press"
WASHINGTON'. Aug. ?6.The right
of women to vote became a part of
the Constitution of the United States
here today when Secretary ot State.
Colby proclaimed the Nineteenth
Amendment a part ot the Constitution.
The proclamation was signed early
this morning at the home ot the Sec
retary. It had been prepared last
Suffrage leaders were summoned to
the State Department as soon . tk.
proclamation was signed and notified
of the action. They cheered wildly
when they were told that the amend.
ment had been made operative. They
naa been expecting a public ceremony
however, and seemed to be quite dis
appointed when they learned that
there would be none. Theyasked
for a repeating of the ceremony in or
der that moving pictures could be tak. .
en and that suffrage leaders could take
part in the ceremony. Colby replied
that he would consider the matter and
reUred to his private office. The suf
frage leaders then held a Jubilee at
heir headquarters. Miss Alice Paul
announced that they would not relax
their vigilance In the least to see that
the women of the country did not lose
the right which they have recently
Colby later announced that the rea
son why there was no public cere
mony was because he was not sure
which group of leaders should take
part In the ceremony. He announced
that different groups ot women had
argued, the question .last .night foc-a,,.
Ions time-without coming to any cop-,
BODY OF M. IT. GRADUATE BACK
Clinton French Moss, B. J. 11, le Be
Barlea la Kansas City Today.
The body ot Clinton French Moss, a
graduate of, the School ot Journalism
who- died overseas, arrived in Kan
sas City last night. Funeral services
will be held today at the borne of tbe
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Moss, 4312
Hyde Park avenue.
The Gold Star League and the Am
erican Legion is expected to partici
pate in the service..
Sergeant Moss, 26 years old. tank
corps, was taken ill on tbe way over
seas and died three daya after land
ing in England. October 7, 1918. He
left a position as assistant advertising
manager ot Peet Brothers to enlist.
His father, a member of the Board of
Trade many years. Is now. connected
with Peet Brothers.
DEMOCRATIC WORKERS NAMED
Bert Sepp Aaaoaaees Membership of
(Three committees were appointed
yesterday by Bert Sapp, chairman of
the County Democratic committee.
The committees are:
Speakers: H. A. Collier, Robert E
L. Hill and Dr. L. M. Defoe.
Publicity: E. M. Watson. Frank L.
Martin, James Caudle, Ed. Rodemyre.
Roscoe Pool, Hunter Price, Janiet
Wilcox and Leslie Shecklesworth.
To take poll of Democrats la
county: Charles Xorthcutt, J. B.
Boggs and Fred Brown.
(Mr. Sapp also announced that
Democratic headquarters will be
opened In the rear of the Conley-Mey-ers
Bank September 1.
Dean Edwards Back Frem Coafereare.
Dean G. D. Edwards of the Missouri
Bible. College returned this morning
from Winona Lake, Ind., where he at
tended the conference of tbe board of
directors ot the Disciples of Christ.
The conference considered the educa
tional program ot this organization
for the ensuing year. Dean Edwards
Is the recording secretary of the
G. Weedhary Succeeds Baeserelt,
By Ualled Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. Gordon
Woodbury of New Hampshire has
been appointed Assistant Secretary ot
the Navy to All tbe vacancy created
by Franklin D. Rooserenz. The ap
pointment was made by President
Wilson and waa announced this morn
Mrs. A. M. McAfee Is Mewlj Staking.
Mrs. A. M. McAfee, who has been
critically ill since Saturday morning
when she suffered a paralytic stroke,
was reported to be slowly weakening.
8be was very low this afternoon.
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