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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1920
Aklkiiiu Orator Declares tlie
Lcjguc of Nations Will Win
for Democrats in llie No
REVIEWS PARTY RECORD
NcImmi Dibcu&scb League at Af
ternoon Meeting Oilier
Democratic Speakers to
Come to Columbia.
"Woodrow vTiiNrn, the master spirit of
tire age, will live in history long after his
critic are dead ami rotten..... The peo
ple mill write for him the inscription,
"lip scried mankind'.... The League
of Nations i the biggest issue, and hun
dreds of iltouand uf Republicans will
vole for it in November. Of course we
will win." James Thomas Ilclhn, Con
' grrst-man from .Manama.
The constructive record made by tbc
democratic administration Wan the rea
son given by Sir. Ileflin for speaking in
behalf of the Democratic party at the
Hail Theater last night. He reviewed the
legislative achievements of hi parly un
der Woodrow Wilvm, and concluded by
summouing Itoone County voters to "hold
that line on November 2."
About seven hundred voters heard Mr
ltrihn. 1 ls joke? wcie received with
hearty laughs ami his pointed orator)
drew frctptent clieers. His tribute to
Wil-on was met with jells and loud ap
proval. lWter rnad laws, the farm loan bank
ing system, an enlaced merchant ma
rine and a cltangc of the money center
from Wall Hrrct to Washington virre
cited by Mr. Ileflin as evidences of con
structive legislation by the Democrats.
DEMOUNTS IIL srilMD
I!v their fruit jr. shall know them.'
Mr. Hefiin iruotcd. and then preceded to
show lhat llie democratic administration
had served the people while the liepub
bxan rty had cateted to spcul inter.
The speaker oifercil a justification for
Atliclc X, lire distribution of votes m
the League Council and other points in
the League of Nations to which Repub
licans lave objeited. He quoted state;
ment by Taft, Lodge, Rowevclt, Hughes
and other RepubUeaiis. who, at various
timei have favored the L-apnr.
These arc some notable statements in
Mr- Hcflin's t-perch:
"If the Democratic Party had knc
nothinc but organize the federal Loan
Banking System, it would b- entitled to
lire upirt of evtry man and woman in
"Money is llie life blood of buinc.
A strong circulation means pxl bui
nc-; puroii out the money and business
will die. It i the government's duty to
t-c lliat its money circulates freely. Un
der the Republican regime, lire money
was kept on Wall Street.
"Keep ' Republican KjMrated from
the pic counter and the jig is up with
"Munitions manufacturers in Connec
Mrni. Tsew Jerser. Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania sold more than thfee bil
lions of dollars worth of war materials
to the goTcmment during llie war. There
was gloom among these people when the
aiuiitire was signed. The defeat of the
Lengiic of Nation means success for the
munition manufacturer. "Where your
rrj.nrv i. ihere vour heart will be alo.
'Go to lire home where the gold .star
appear and whcie crepe has hung on
the door. The mother there can tell you
i Pr,rli-nr' Wilson promised our
boys who were presented on the altar of
. 91-ri (,-
Tti- .rr-.il.! ivslie IS tllC LcagUC of
.Nations. I believe Woodrow Wilson was
rai-ed to writ- the Worlds Constitution.
"Every agent in this country who fa
vorcd the enemy during the War is back
ing Senator Harding.
.!! treaty with German)
means that Germany will dictate the
terms lo us and we shall have to take
-i... ... ... .,(Tnl. Eisht hundred mil
lions of dollars worth of confiscated prop
erly will have to be turned over to Ger
many. Our share of the German ships
will lie lost too."
.oMr.intb tasty records
Comparing the records of the two par.
tie,. Mr. Ileflin said that the Republi
can had helped set aside land for rail
was. but lliat dirt roads and waterways
eie also essential. The Democratic
-; -party has favored building adequate con
necting roads leading to tin railroads.
Tlie new road laws, pa1' W "M .u-m0:
ciatic party, provide for co-operation ol
'the federal government with eery coun
ty in building better roads.
Mr. Ileflin says that during fifty years
of Republican rule, no banking system
was adopted which would help farmers
who neded toi borrow money. The nw
faira loan banking system provides for
loan, to faimrs on long terms of rive
to forty years at 5 per cent. The farm
loxu bank, have loan-d J00,000.000.
The speaker called ih' banking law a
"home owning system put on the statutes
by the Democratic l-arty."
Referring lo the increased merchant
marine, he said: "Ship after sliip disap
peared under the Republican rule.... I
saw tlie products of tho farmers at the
scalward waiting for ships. The slu'ps
were witiuicIJ unucr uic nuuipiufuiuu .
the slupping trusts." He described ihe
"lurlliods us-i-d by !-ccuIalor in bujiug
ii.llon, wlicat and other faim products
ror Columbia and vicinity; Tair to
nitht with frot. prohablv heavy in luw-
lands. rViday air and slichtly warmer.
Lowest temperature tonight about 36. .
for .Mistwuri: Fair tonight with
frost; warmer extreme iioilhncst por
tion. Frida) fair with rising !cmtcra
turc. Quite a severe storm Is central this
morning ju-t olf the South Carulina
coast, and heavy rains ami high winds
are in progress from Florida to New
York. The advancing Mitilmcsterii cool
wave has Iiecn rherkni stiraeuhal by the
storm to the easlwanL but frot were
general last night in Nebraska, Kansis.
and into Okl.alHima, and over the western
parts of Mi-souti and Iowa, ho severe
freeie has occurred and none is in sight.
Miswurf roads arc impmving but slill
arc rough in places.
rair cool weather will continue over
Friday with tendency lo warmer Friday.
Frost iv probable tonight
Local Data: Tl"e higlo-H temieraturc
in Columbia yesterday was 52 degrees.
ami llie lowest last night was W degree,
Precipitation. 0.00. A year ago yes-'
terday tliet highest temperature was 78 ,
degrre and the lowest was 67 degrees. ,
i recipitaiion. UJM. .oon yesterday: Iry i
bulb, 50 drgrees; wet bulb, 42 degrees; j
relative humidity, 50 jver cent; 7 a. m. j
today: dry bulb. 40 decrees: we boll, I
38 degres-s; relative humidity, Rt per
cent Sun rose today 6.04. Sun sets
5:54 p. m. Moon rises 7:29 p. m.
after a scarcity of money had forced the
price down, and then arranging with the
shipping trust for shi lo transport the
coons ano eu tliem Inglier.
"It was the Democratic Parly," Mr.
Ileflin a. "lliat passeil a shipping bill
which built a merchant Peel second lo
none but tlie British."
A hall million women and thj'drenj
were rrieaseii Horn tlie sweat sliojis by
legislation drring il-on's adminiMra
UoiiJiccoiding to Coneressman Ileflin. He
(charged tlut the only evidences of pros-
Icrity during Uie lEcpubhcau reejme was
among the speculative inteiests which
profited br siecial legislation.
Mr. Hrflin look the i-osilion that the
Lcagu" should not be a partisan issue
He charged the Republicans with forcine
flreavjii upon the nation b) keeping the
Uniteil Nates out of tlie League, flim
"Judas sold bis Christ fr thirty piece;
of silver but he did liaiellre'derpicy-Kj
gn off and lung hyuclf.,..Whrn the
(the liepublicarrsl withheld his Wil.
soil's) luud, they pronounced lli death
knell of tlie Republican pait).
iiaroi-ig iis M rosmoi
The speaker ridiculed the proposal of
a separate peace with Cerraau). lie com
pared Harding with Vt ilutigtoil by sa)
ing that if the latter were alive, he would
liave a tiosition on every question; Hard
ing has no iiositjon on the greatest ques
tion confronting the eoplc, ihe League
An economic bojrott was declared ade
quate lo enforce llie Lvague. .Allowing
vote in the council to Canada, India
and Australia was justified by citing tlut
Panama, Cuba and ihe nations of South
America are also allowed a vote. These
nations come under United Stales' pro
tection by tlie Monroe Doctrine.
"Only llioe wlio weie members ol Con
gress can appreciate llie feeling toward
the president when he was on his sick
bed. When it was ailiiounied to tlie
House there wa jeering on tlie Republi
can sidci" Cong. W. 1. fv'elon. aid at
the afternoon meeting. He contrasted
'thi with llie atlions of llie Democrats
when William McKinlcy wa assassinated
and Democrats and Republicans for the
North and the South alike mourned his
He read a leller from Leslie 'Jt. Shaw
stating lliat the farmers were no longer
willing lo be classed as producers, and if
the farmers were able to organize as the)
would like to lie would be paying ilol
lar a loaf for his bread.
PABTIZANS HCIIT LEAHI,
He then turned to the League of Na
tions, saying, lhal il hail been killed lor
purely partisan motives. He quoted for.
tner President Taft. who i an ardent sui-
porlcr of ihe League. He also read a
statement made in the House by a Itcpub
liean, who said lhat he believed llie lime
would come when the cople who criti
cised Wilson would be as asliamed as
lliose politicians l criticised Lincoln,
and that he 'was proud lo endore the
President foreign policy. He said Ire
was an American first and thii a Re
publican. A former service man, who liefoie ihe
war was an Independent, wlio was one of
the speakers when the Blue Devils went
over the country speaking in the interest
of tlie Liberty Loan, and who has now
been assigned to ihe White House run of
one of tlie Washington newspapers will
speak Iiere within 1 week or so.
WARSJS ACAI1SI APATHV
. A warning lhat tepoiled apathy on the
pait ef Democratic women in jbu and
other overwhelmingly Democratic coun
ties of ihe slate would deliver Missouri
into Ihe hands of tl Republicans ihi
fall was one of tlie emphatic statements
in a short addre by A. T. Itaiun. Dem
ocratic Stale Committeeman from Jeffer
son Uly. at a meeting of the men's and
women's Llemocratic county committees I
at the courtliouse yesterday alternoon.
Mr. Dumm and Mrs. T. C. Burkhardl,
another member of tlw state committee,
were here lo discuss campaign policies
with live party leaders in this county.
"The German vote is lined up aolidly
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WHAT HE CALLS
Treaty Would Mean That Our
Army Would Be on the
Other Side Fighting,
CONGRESS HAD NO VOICE
Speech of United Stales Sena
tor Devoted to Attack on
the Pact Formed at
"Suppose that the Lcaguc of Nations
were in eflect now. Jlic American army
would be pledged to support territorial
integrity and to uphold all existing boitn
da.y lines. We liave seen tl(e Polhh ar
mies invading fiuia. We have seen the
Russian army gather new force and drive
back round. Wliat could we do in a
situation such as ihis? We would liave
to cable the American army to switch
uvrr on ihe oilier side. Ai-sin . ..- il.-
IVIes riing in new energy ami bcjlinr
back Ihe Russians. We wouhl liave to
cable our army, 'iiwitcll over again!'
That argument against the League of
Nations was made by Selden I. Soenrer
al the Republican mass meeting at the
Courthouse last night. Mr. Sprncer con
tinued: "In apprn iatioii or ni) introduction
by Mrs. W. J. Ustick. let me say that I
am one of those who believe tlut this na
tion is stronger, safrr and wier liccausr
the i;idgmeiit of ihe women is joined
with that of llie men.
"Every" great question roni'M to the
people for its hnal dei isiolt. must meet
with llw appioval of ih- Am-iitau peo
ple. Tlc question of the coming election
is of Iraiisccmhnt inqiorlanre.
CilL IT ONt MIX TBLATV
"Wlien tlie great war ended, wlwt was
tlie first tlung ever) man and woman
would have said should be done? L'very
flunking man and woman would liave
said, now that ihe armistice is i-igned
and llie fighting has ceased, we init ar
rive al terms of iieace. Knglaml Mid.
Uc must liave ieace al once.' Colonel
House said, "We should liave cace by
Christmas.' Hie President of tlw I'jit
ed States said, 'there will be no treat) ol
agreem-nt unless that treaty includes a
League of Nation that si nil govern ihe
world aftf'the- war.'-
"That treaty proffered was a one man
treaty, representing tlie dominant "vill of
one man. I o not mean tliat he- did not
take a great army of friends and favor
lites with him lu Paris at government ex
l-rnsr. imt 1 rio say lhat We Treaty, t
far a tlw Uctlct! btate as iroiK-eniei.,
irrrci.t.I a siitfIc man.
"At (he iae tabic Lioju Gtwrcc Ml
confcrrncc with lnlon, with atlcu-
liun alert ! tlir tlcsirrs of the Kiislitli
pcoi'Ic. Oentencrau was in ronMant let
eprapluc cummumiatiuu with Van tliat
a treaty misht c niaJ acctplaWc t the
lKuiiic I rrancc. The ouly reiricla
live alr-oluuly cut utt from Ins people was
President Wit-son. The hri IIiiiik alter
tlte war, the President tk cliarpe f
eery tranvAtlanlic rahle, ctcry tel
praph ln.e oer hea. erery wirele-s tta
tiuii so that not a single line might reach
America tlat !idmil pas liis feiiHorshi!.
Mm no ynm uf how tlie people felt
eould reaeli the teacc table exrept wliat
he tianteil t be there. We nerr in ab-
Mtlute ignorance of what wa puinp on.
MCONCRt! S1IOSLD MAE OItE."
Tiuc enough, Congre- i buppircd to
lune a voice in the miVing of trealie.
Is it not incredible that he !iould hate
altciuptcd to Igncre liie constitutional
co-equal of lumIf?
I am almost ahamel to tell how the
Senate learned of the substance of the
treaty. The news was cable! to London.
The rews was cabled to 1'arK llerlin
Jud it. Not a word to the United States
The President said, Til tale tliat
treaty and put it in my jMicVet, and keep
it until I am read) to present it lo the
Snatc. It was bought bj a man on
the streets of London, who mailed it lo
j friend in New York, who handed it to
a natur, wlio brought it to the Srnate
chamber. The Senate read it, published
it in record, and the press di-emnuted
it throughout the country.
There wa not a Hngl- senator but
felt lliat he wa dealing with a document
that affected more eop!e than any ctcr
transcribed. Tlierr wa no resentment.
Kery senator felt that if it Mfegna riled
the interests and welfare of our country,
it ought to be raiiricL And if they felt
lhat it rndangered our country, the dan
ger should le pointed out to llie mt,
"Twenty-eight1 article? of thr league
treaty are devoted to ihe league cotenant.
The covenant bears the article dialing
our agreement to respect and preserve
against external agression, the termor
ial integrity, which means the boundary
hne of ctenr cwrotrr in n- bole
world. We agree to preserve l!w boun
dary line of every nation on tire clole.
When abked jut what lie m"aot by
llus article. President Wilson said. 1
mean that if any nation ever attacks the
boundary line of Roumaiiia, I will end
tftc American army thne Iv protect
VWiat i an American army? Nme-
Ihing hired from outside. Used, laid
and forgot? It is tlie life blood My the
nation, jour boy and my boy. Your Loy
nor roy boy shall never be sent lo hght
about a boundary line in houmanja.
"There are boundary lines which the
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PEACE DELEGATE PLAYED COOK
W. .11. Trolley Only fTO 1 B-1
Pirls. Tells Exirfrlentr. j
"Tlie negro vole will be nine!) initc
per cent Republican." is llw opinion of
William Monroe Trotter, delegate of llie
negroes of the United .Stales lo llw Paris
Peace (inference, who is now touting llx"
country " a cjking lour. Troller spoke
lo Ihe negroes of Columbia in llie Negro
Republican Club lull Tuesday night.
The story he lells of his attempts to
gel lo Paris sounds like a Jack London
novel. On November 26. 27 and 28,
1918, negroes fiom all pari of the coun
try tncl at Washington, D. ('-, drew up
resolutions ami eleitrd eleven delegates!
lo present ihcii claim at the I'eaie Con
Trulter was secrrtary of the delegation
and was llie only one lo reach Pali.
PasHirts were denied ihe negroes, and
Troller claims lhal he was watched by
Scxrel Service agent. He hid in New
York City for six weeks and learned to
cook. He then tried to ship as look
aboard several ship, but hi identity was
discovered in each case and he was put
ashore. Finall), making use of the Frenih
he hail learned at Harvard, from wlucb
university lie wa graduated, lie signed
up a second cook for one )cars service
on a French steamer. The lioat sailed
with him aboard before be wa dieov-
He had cultivated the friend-hip of tlie
French negro cook on llie way ami by
writing letters in English for him lo his
American wife, and when ihey docked
Troller was tent ashore lo buy sonic sup-
he. As soon a he was out of the reacli
uf the ship's officials he made his waj lo
Paris where he revealed Ins oientit). i ue
resolution drawn up by the negro ron-
rres., wa uresculcd by Trotter to the sec
ntar) general of the conference and it
wa !.f.,iiL'lil ui before that bodv. No
definite action wa taken upon il, but it
us embodied in the minutes ol Lie
meetings. fa)8 Tloller.
His mission performed. Trotter
turned to the United iMalei aud lias since
b-en desoling Ids time lo publishing liis
negro weekl), tlie Boston Guardian, aud
in tpeakin-j lo the lolored population ol
il- Stale. Al nrcwnt he is touring Mis-
souu in the comi-auy of Louis Baldwin.
Kdusib Cily Branch Will Be
-HIuwji Up Ncxl, Says Ms-hJ
B t'wlt P.
KANsh UTY, N-pt. sa The R. A.
Iwiig BuiMing. which houses the Fed
eial Home Hank here, U lieinfi mon-rlo-rly
gnarilcil on account of a tip sent
t Major (-owgill that th- building wa
to lie blown up at 3 oVkck thi after
ihkiiu Tlie tip wa. tscnt to the major in
the form of a letter.
llie Federal Secret iVnire was placed
oil duty immediately following receipt of
lli- letter, llie budding has been guard
ed ever inre the Wall street explosion
in New York.
WILL 1KT THEIR HATES FIRST
('iris In Ollrfrr of AcrieuHurr lu
Head Harnnarminir List.
Girl taking course in Agriculture are
assured of dates for the Rarnwarrning by
vole of tlte Ag Club at its meeting Wed
nesday night. John Wallace and Warren
Cogher. who are in charge id llir date
committee, were requested lo see that
the girl m llie College of "Agriculture
are given first place on the list being
prepared for ihe benefil of men wlio are
nut acquainted with University girl.
I rizes will be given for llie lest work
crs assisting the cleanup committee after
the llarnwarming. A seven-piece orclies-
tra has been engaged and outdoor attrac
tions will lie arranged lo avoid conges
lion in the gymnasium. Motion pictures
and bonfires were suggested.
AlTR0PRIATI0. IS EXHAUSTED
Stale Audllor Unable lo Pay Assess
ing and rollertinp; Revenue.
C W. Davis county clerk, has just re
ceived a letter from George E. Hack
uiann, state auditor, saying1 tliat the ap
propriation for assessing- and collecting
revenue is exhausted. He further says
that lie will lie unable to pay Mr. Davis'
claims until alter ihe next mTling of the
legislature in January.
Mr. Davis claims fr this year will
amount to $1,000. Without this money
he will be force! to pay fiom his own
funds the persons wlio woiked on the lax
DEFECTIVE FLUE STARTS FIRE
Prompt AisManee. Safes Dr. U. A.
A deflective flue laired a small fire in
lire home of Dr. G. A. Bradford, 1603
Wilson avenn, about 9 o'clock this
morning. Prompt arrival of the fire ap
paratus got tlte fire under control be
fore any serious damage was done.
This is tlie fust run lhat the depart
ment has made in two day. Fire Chief
lonr nalden advises tlie people to in-
. !.: n r..n -r.. .. .i.1i.:ri. I... l Wiled in live basement
.,.-, .-... -us, v-ir.nu, ut.u.c using ure
Ilurial of Searcy Morchad Today.
George L Morehead of lndianapoIis,1
IniL, is in Columbia today attending the
funeral of his nephew, T. Searcy More
lieail. J. G. Morehead of Paris, AIo,
grandfather of the buy, is also rre. The
funeral was held a! 2 o'clocL tis after-
TAKE FALL IN
Potatoes Drop $1 a Bushel in
Indianapolis and From
35 to 75 Cents
SUGAR SHOWS DECLINE
Chicago Clothiers Announce Cu
of 25 Per Cent in -Every
Article of Their
By UaitrJ VrtH.
INDIANAPOLIS. Sent. JO.-Potaioe,
hit the bottom here when they declined
fcuddenly to a prke of 50 cents a busheL
This is a drop of $1 per bushel
IOCSL rRlCESTAKE A TIMBLE
Sugar and iiotatoes are dumini a d.
rhn- in price, cccordins to Columbia
iotatfies navr lalicn in price more
than any other food product," said Ceo.
H. KtinkeL btmng manager of Ifetzler's
Mirkrt. I think that tliey will continue
to fall. Last week they sold for $25 lo
l2Jo a bushel, now they tU hrre at $1
and 90 cents. Other staples, too, hae
fallen in price, but the decline is not wi
I1our, which was once $1 a hundred
pounds i now $6V70; however the prices
of bread and other bakery products are
the same. The loaf of bread is increasing
in size, and now weighs thirteen ounce.
whrn previously it weighed between elev
en and twelve.
"Sugar retail at proeut at 18 cents a
pound, but wJU continue to falL Canned"
gr?ws ihoYr no dot line but are more plen
tiful now than eicr before."
Thc decline in price, I think will
continue and go to the other extreme,
baid J. C. Armistead of the Sunnyside
Grocery. Wc are selling potatoes
cents cheaper this week.
Cahfomia fruits are about the only
products wlucb are arrowing no decline
in price, and it aems that there is none
Jin sigliL Coffee, peanut butler
canned loraatoc dJM Imw a deciued
Bccaue ol the iivrcay; of production,
there i a decreate in price, said W. B.
LKordl of the Now ell Grocery. "Cal
fornia fruits of which there has been no
increase lu, producttoiit-sfchow-no, decrca,e
in price; t
cuicAta ins 10 rta M nsr prior
Br Uaited FifMw
CHICAGO. Sept- 30. The rrice bar
ometer fell again here today when the
Maurice L. Rothchilds Company, cloth
iers, announced a cut in practically every
article in their line of 20 to 23 per cent.
The announcement raid lhat oilier reduc
tions .will follow immediately.
The second landlord in the city of Chi
cago to rnduce his rents was announced
today. He made a reduction ol It) per
cent in his rent charges.
vt heat aid ccni rtnuus wtor
Br lMtt rr.M
CHICACO, ScpL 311. Wheat futures
dropped 9 cents on the Chicago Board
of Trade here today. Oilier grains also
declined. Heavy liquidation due lo the
continued decliuc in the price of various
commodities, was ihe principal factor.
K FIRST TO MEET
Braneh of R. 0. T. V. Elects Officers.
Col. W. E. Persons Speaks.
The first company in the li. O. T. C
to perfect an organization was Company
K. wliicli held its first meeting Tuesday
The officer elected were: President,
Paul Willard limerick; secretary and
treasurer, F. A. Ost; athletic director,
II. A. Thompson.
Col. W. E. Persons spoke on tlie neces
sity of trained men In officer troops in
case of emergencies.
Cdrt Cam. L.-W. Demulh is head of
a social committee which will provide
entertainment for the semi-monthly meet
ings. A company dance will be given
in llie near future.
ALL DAY MEETISC TOMORROW
Missionary Society of nroadway M.
E. Church to Hate (Jatherlng-.
The Woman's Missionary Society of
Ihe Broadway Mclbodist Church will
have its all-day meeting tomorrow. A big
program is before the organization in
rlosln- un llie work for the year. Do
nation for the Scarrit Bible ami Train
ing School and the Wesley House are due
ul till lime.
The fojluwing women will be hostesses
at the luncheon: Mrs. F. E. Moore, Mrs.
T. S."Towns!y, Mrs. E. Jl. Harmon, Mrs.
C. N. Newton, Mrs. Eva Phillips. Mrs.
H. 11,'Krosekoff. Mrs. T. E. Windsor.
.Mrs. W. A. Votaw, Mrs. R. & Richard
son and Miss Jennie dine.
COMPOSDiK ROOM IS
Farm Mafailne Is Cnanseil
Elrrhth and JLociut Street.
The Missouri Farmer composing room.
". .-. . i n.i
r.1 lh ILn I JltmlV iliwu mm
flmMIn- In been moved to temporary
quarters on the Iota owned by "illiam
Hirth, editor of tho magazine at Eighth
and Locust streel.
TJm. i.rrni lnuiion is a small barn
lhat Ins been fixed over, and though
lWoe is ertl nl Mtinj.
Cow Helps This Girl
Tlie girl who lias sufficient moral
courage lo try lo work her vvajr through
college is not uncommon, but how many
al tlie age of 16 would plan to finance
their nay through both high school and
Miss Ruby ltobenson, 403 South Fifth
street, a sophomore in ihe University
High cIhm1, has been paving her ex
penses through high school by selling
milk ami helping her mother run a stu
dents' boarding and rooming bouse.
Miss Robertson intends lo enter tlie
Univerhily as soon as she has made suf
ficient credit. She will specialize in
She is livisg vviih her mother and
jounger brother, who is a pupil in the
Robert Lee ScaooL Her father is dead.
IRISH MAYOR IS SIXKINC
Rumored .MarSnlncj Body mil Xot
Be A Honed Funeral.
Br ''"Uf Pirn.
LONDON. Sept. 30.-I.ord McSwincy
is reported lo have slept about tliree
hours laat night. As usual, he appeared
fresher ami stronger after bis nap. Gov
ernment officials have announced that life
is slowly sinking out regardless of the ap
Reports have been out lhal a funeral
for the major, in ihe event of Ids deatli,
will not be allowed. Prison officials said
that it was customary to give the body of
all dead prisoners to Hie relatives. Some
times, however, the bodies of suicides
are buried in quicklime 7n the lot set
aside lor criminals.
TELLS PLAJfS OF ASSOflTIOX
Mr. Winifred Xyent lleserflies
Home and Hospital In Tepeka.
Mrs. Winifred Mvers, deputy for the
Moberly district of ihe .Secretary Benefit
Association, spoke last mglil at the reg
ular meeting of the organization of the
plans to build an addition to the Home
and Hospital Building at Topcka, Kan.
The home is for orphan children and old
people who are members of the society.
Since the number asking admittance is
Tigreat it is necessary that n addition be
mxTl .j- . .t L...U:
maae to uic -ic3;u wwnuiufc.
Mrs. Myers said that the national head
quarters of organization at Topeka, Kan
us, under whose authority the was sent
to Columbia is putting on a nation-wide
campaign to secure 75,000 new members.
Colnmhu : tryinV.o nr0" l" I lua
TO END A WAR
Commission From League Will
Make First Appearance on
Bj I'wicd Prcit.
PARIS, ScpL 3a lue ieaguc oi na
tions will make its first appearance on
a battlefield when a commission from llw
League confers with tlie representatives
of the Polish and Lithuanian governments
Tlie object of the conference will be
In cut an end to the Polish Lithuanian
hostilities. Colonel Chardigoay of the
French army will head the commission
of the League. Pressure will be brought
lo bear on both Poland and Lithuania
in an attempt lo bring the fighting to
TO C0MI5CE BASEBALL PKOBE
Orand Jnry Will Be Retained As an
Et Uaiixl rm
CHICAGO, Sept. 3a The Cook Coun
ty grand Jury will continue investigation
of the alleged charges of crooked base
ball, it was announced here today by
Justice McDonald. He said lhat he
would amioint jhe iurv as a special in'
vestigaling committee on Monday after
their lime had expired lor serving in me
capacity of grand jury.
ITALY TEBMISATES WAB OCT 1
War Mlnlslrr lo Be Reduced and
War Measures Ketoien.
R. IUimI PrtM.
ROME. Sept. 3a Italy will declare
the war at end on October I, it was an
nounced here today. All war measures,
as far as possible, will be revoked. Tins
means ibe war ministry will be reduced
decided!- and the hotels which have been
commandeered by the government will be
turned back to their owners.
WHAT DOES HELL DUST 3UJASI
Son of. Hoy T. Datls Alls E.iar.
"Daddy, what does bell-dust mean;
Roy T. Davis, secretary of Stephens
College, was startled by this question
from his small son the other day.
"Where did you bear that?" he ques
"Well, the teacher said it." was the
"How, when, where?"
"Well, we's aplayitt snail.an we wound
in an' out an' fn an' out an' we's in a
awful little place an' teacher said how d
we s'pose such a little place htl-dus."
Woasea Hear Bon.
Tlw Women's Democratic Club net at
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High School and University
The family moved to Columbia year ago.
r- . .t . 1. I...a1 Klltl
urrung my way uiruufji ,., -
Miss Ruberton, "doesn't interfere with
my studies but it does prevent me from
entering into the social life lhat I would
l.Ve. My dajs are filled and the lime
passes quickly, but I alwajs acomplish
lot and I have learned a great oeau
"I have to get ud at 6 o'clock trr order
to deliver the milk and l.e back in lime
to help my mother took breakfast for lier
boarder- I lave classes from 8 lo 10
o'clock in the morning and from 1 to 4
o'clock in the aflernoon. As we have no
hired help, 1 devote roy time in the
morning to helping mother. After classes
in the aflernoon, I walk out to Stew.
art's pasture lo do the milking; then I
deliver the milk before dinner. All my
studving is done at jiight."
Matured Condition of Corn
Saves Croji Lower Tem
The light frost last night damaged
some garden produce around Columbia,
but very little corn, since most of it ha
matured, according to George Recdcr of
the United States Weather Bureau. Peo
ple had better cover their flowers and
vegetables again tonight as there are
some prospects of a frost which might
be more severe in Columbia than the
one lasl night.
Il frosted last night in the western
half of .Missouri, in Kansas, Nebraska,
and Oklalioma. Mr. Reeder saiL E. A.
Logan of the U. S. Bureau of Crop Esti
mates, said that 83 lo 90 pec cent of the
corn in Nebraska has already matured
so that only a little soft corn will be
lost there. The corn of this state has
made a big advance toward maturity in
the last two weeks. If there is a severe
frost tonight, a few fields in the bottom
lands at McBaine might be seriously
damaged, in Mr. Logan's opinion. Scat
tering field through the state in low
spots will alto sutler, Uklahoma lias a
large corn crop whieh is out of danger,
according to Mr. Logan. Ten days ago
Kansas com was well along toward ma
turity. Therr wa some damage In ne
lower places in Kansas.
The frosl will, as a whole, have a bene
ficial effect, he thinks, because it will
tend lo dry the corn out and stop the
growth of the stalk so when it is gathered
it will contain less moisture.
Mr. Reeder ridicules Ihe old idea that
frosl will do no damage in the light of a
full moon. To be frosted an object must
have a temperature of 32 degrees or
lower. Il doesn't matter whether the
objects are in bright moonlight or star
light, Mr. Reeder says. Frost does not
occur in cloudy weather because the
clouds act a a blanket and keep the
heat to the earth, he "plained.
ABM BROKER AT FOOTBALL
Son of School Superintendent In
Jured at High SehooL
J. Vivian Oliver, son of W. L OH.
ver, superintendent of schools, was in.
jured in football practice of the Colum
bia High School yesterday while making
a tackle. Oliver left arm was broken
below the elbow. He will be out of the
game for the remainder of the sea'son.
Coach J. J. Shy announced that a game
with Fulton which was to have been
played tomorrow lias been called off be
cause Columbia was finable to promise a
return date which would fit Fullon'a
LEI.I0.V ASKS DISMISSAL OF POST
Charges Him With Obstructing- De.
portatlon of Enemy Aliens FmmUX
Bf Uii4 Trest.
CLEVELAPiD. Sept- 3a-The dismis
sal of Louis F. Post, third assistant sec
retary or labor, was asked here today by
the executive committee of tlie American
Legion. The legion charges Post with
obstructing tlie deportation of enemy
aliens from the United Slate.
ST0KM WABIM. ARE ISSUED
Entire Atlantic Coast and Great
lakes Region Art Ant Hied.
Br UitrJ hns
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3a-The Unit,
ed States Weather Bureau today issued
storm warnings along the entire Atlantic
Coast and on I He Great Lakes. Uo furth
er details were given.
Stephens Girls Lite la Cottage.
Workon the new dormitory of Ste
phens College is progressing rapidly, ac
cording to Roy T. Davis secretary of
President J. SL Wood. It U expected
that the building will be ready for occu
pation by Thanksgiving. At present the
girls who signed up for rooms in it are
occupying cottages. In addition to these
temporary homes there are five other
1 Jl J? s1.a ! at J. m
DoiiawKi " "" ": uormitories
which aie in permanent use as annexes.
jPlans fer Y. X. C A. Campaign.
J. II. Uilceron, general secretary of
the Y. M. C A, returned from St. I-nni.
yesterday, where be hat been on a busi
ness trip. Jlr. iMlecron i making
plans for a financial campaign to b
conducted lor the I, M. u A. in Col-
uroina. uc s3vsmuwu metis lis ex
penses by private subscription. No defi-
nile plan has jet nren adopted.
BY TWO MILLION
Oalveston snipping section a
Ruins Steamers Burn at i
Piers Big Grain and
Cotton Loss. MV
EIGHT FIREMEN INJURED
Sulpliur Funics Handicap Fire
Fighters in Most Disas-
trous Fire in History
of City. J
Br tftuled Tin. t
GALVESTON? Sept. 3a-Fire. which1
started at the plant of the Texas Gulf
Sulphur Company al 2 o'clock this morn
ing, has done two million dollars worth!
of damage and destroyed lite piers at the
foot of Thirly-SiJth street here. Eight
firemen were overcome in the fire be
cause of fumes which arose from the
Several of the piers are a complete loss
and the plant of tlie sulphur rompany is
a mass of ruin. Part of the plant is slut
burning. A cotton warehouse which
contained thouands of bales of cotton
was burned to the ground. Pier thirty
five was entirely wiped out.
The Italian steamer, with 230,000 bush-1
els of wheat in lier hold, was burned lo
live water tine. The grain i a rompletel
loss. Other Italian steamers, Oceana.
Aconean, Gloria and de Larioaga, were
also badly burned. They were thought to
have been lost entirely for a lime batl
ihey were finally removed with CTerythiafI
above, the deck line burned. The British!
steamer, Hornby Castle, was also badm
burned before she could be ranoved. A
long string of box cars loaded with
The Slu'pside Cotton Compress Coa
pany and the Anchor Milling Compasy
plants, which were located close to the
starting point of the fire, were destroyed.
These losses bare not been estimated u
The firemen who were engaged in fight
ing the fire were nearly all overcome b
the sulphur fumes which swept the en
tire city. " t.
The fire s said to be the most' SaH
trous that has ever occurred ia' CaJresM
EX(.'tEEKl.M. CLTK ISrUAIM
"The KnJa-nts of In Empty Jf
celse roar JSeir Jeauers.
Did tou see him lhat green coBar!
surrounding a neck lhat held np a cadpl
hat. set stiffly on one ride, while in
hand he carried a jug? He paraded thai
campus and the streets, went to classes,
but no one was allowed to even sunt
the contents of the sacred jug. There
were four of him. but ihey are not toi
be teen today for last night they became
members of a new organization Tha
Kniehts of the Empty Jug." Of course
it is an engineering club, who else couM ,
think of such a name? Il is exclusivsv.'t
Its purpose is secret. It has sis mens
bers; the two originators, Fred Harvey
and Walter Eddleman. and four new
members. C N. McDavitt, MerrJK
Gwinn, Joltn Sylvester, and James L,
COLUMBIAN IS. WABASH WMCK
A. L. Kredell SShthtly Injared A
Coach Tipped Over.
A. L. Kredell. 1000 Cherrr street, was
in a train wreck on the Wabash near Fot
islel. Mo, yesterday. Mrs. Kredell re
ceived a telephone message from hiaV
stating that lie was in one of the three
coaches that turned over but was not to-
riously injured. 'He was able to make
the trip to St. Louis after the wreck. s
Mr. Kredell has charge ot Ihe nek;
service work for the Coodyear Tire and
Rubber Company. '
OUT .OF CHEERLEADER
-Waring; vtllndrans, leaving -"?2r.
Candidates In Held. s,
Wilbur F. Maring Jr, withdrew boat
tlw rstrf fnr rbeerleader this af ttlUOSB
in a letter to Fred FJdean, student pro"1.
No reason was civen. This leaves tww
candidates in tlie held. ,warren , vtv
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luer of tlie College of Agriculture
Vincil P. Crowe ol the School ol
inese candidates win ue voiea on w9V9
mass meeting tomorrow night. T
COAL IS UITEJi TO THE HEMjg
Local Charity OrganlMiUoa BtsjMj
Its Winter Work.
"Coat was even out in small
tie h? line needy Yeslerdav." Said
Malor of ihe Charitr Organization' Sa,
ciety. "We lake care of a number
poor families and so far they have
suffered from lack, of coaL"
Presbyterhwa to She Sochi.
1 he Presbrterian UrDlHernOOd
rive arnr and social evening ti
row at 6:30 oclock lor au men wno
nlanninv ia irtMirf or he connected
any of the activities ef the church
iflv !h eAfmnv wiuin. After ibe d
which will be held at Use parlors n i
frtifr,.,i rtinrrh therfe will bfl
ArmuM k. II,. Walter WfltiaSBS. Il
by various stunts Slid social features.
invitation Is extended to new si
and faculty men.
Kifrtu. T.leMtae Issassd.
W D D :- f SLmmi rVtSBtV 1
Elbt)ennis.of Colaataa were istvsedjj
marriage licence uic yettctaay.
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