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Reverend Elwang Tells Con
gregation Traffic Rules
Should Be Enforced.
Thinks Strictness With Care
less Drivers Would Have
Wholesome Effect.
The disregard of the rules of the
road was the subject of a talk or sev
eral minutes by the Rev. W. W. El
wang, pastor of the Presbyterian
Church, before his sermon .at the
morning service yesterday, air. El
wang pointed out that the city au
thorities bhould be aided in the strict
enforcement of these rules of traffic
on Broadway and on the other streets
of the city.
"There is much fast and careless
driving, especially of motor cars, on
all Columbia streets," said Mr. El
wang. "Children on ponies, women
driving in buggies, pedestrians, all
are daily endangered from this disre
gard of the most elementary traffic
rules. There should be a number of
arrests and fines. Such strictness
with careless driving for a few days
would have a wholesome effect The
good weather will steadily increase
this class of traffic and steps should
be taken before accidents begin to
happen, as they surely will if Colum
bia motorists and wagon drivers are
not forced to observe rules and be
more careful."
The city council may pass a speed
ordinance at an early meeting, accord
ing to Councilman W. D. Shaw. "I
don't think there is any kind of a city
speed ordinance," said Mr. Shaw this
morning. "The reason the council
has done nothing before was because
it saw no way to enforce such an or
dinance. You can't convict for speed
ing. The only way such a measure
can be enforced is to hire a man with
a motorcycle to follow a speeder, and
this we haven't had money to do. The
accidents of the last few days, how
ever, show plainly that "something
must be done."
Tar Driven by Fred W. Nledermcjer,
Jr., Knocks 3 ran Bonn.
Norris W. Ryan of 411 Banks street,
an employe of the L. W. Berry rGo
cery Company, was struck and thrown
to the pavement at 10 o'clock last
night as he was crossing Broadway
at Fifth street by an automobile driven
by Fred W. Niedermeyer, Jr. Mr.
Ryan suffered a bruise on the head.
He was taken to the Parker Memo
rial Hospital and is resting easy this
Baseball and Track Exhibition to
Send Relay Team to Penn Meet
To aid in obtaining money to send
the relay team to Pennsylvania, Prof.
C. L. Brewer of the Athletic Depart
ment has announced a baseball game
between the Varsity and Freshmen
tomorrow afternoon. The relay team
will also run an exhibition mile and
Floyd will give an exhibition in pole
vaulting. Simpson will run the hur
dles and show his ability in the broad
jump. Admission to these events will be
by tags only. These will be sold en
the campus tomorrow. The price of
the tags will be optional with the pur
chaser. The events will begin at
4:10 tomorrow afternoon.
13 Men, ConTlcted of Frauds at Terre
Haute, Beach Leavenworth,
Itr United I'ress
LEAVENWORTH, April 19. Joseph
Strauss, one of the convicted Terre
Haute conspirators, sentenced to a
year and a day, arrived on honor to
day, carrying his own commitment
and ntered the penitentiary.
Shortly afterward a train bearing
former Mayor Roberts, Sheriff Dennis
Shea, former Judge Eli Redman and
eleven other Terre Haute election
conspirators arrived. These men be
gin terms ranging from six years to
a year and a day.
W. F. McCombs and Wife Separate.
Ity United Press
WASHINGTON, April 19. Friends
of the wife of William F. McCombs,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, today confirmed the sto
ries of the couples' separation, but as
the wife is a devout Catholic, the
prospect of a divorce Is extremely remote.
Lack of "Witnesses Today Causes
Postponement Until Jane.
The trial of Al L. James, charged
with second degree murder, was con
tinued in the Circuit Court today un
til the June term. Some witnesses in
the case could not be found.
Another murder trial, that of Ralph
Dickerson, is set for Wednesday.
A divorce case, Louise Britt against
Homer Britt, was tried today and
taken under advisement. The case of
Annie Laura Tldmarsh against Ed
ward Tidmarsh also was taken under
Ida C. Cox suit against the M. K.
& T. Railway was dismissed at the
cost of the defendant
Arguments were heard In the cases
of the Rectigraph Company against
the Columbia Guarantee Abstract
Company and of the St Louis Bank
Equipment Company against E. C. An
derson, receiver for the abstract company.
Startling Disclosures Promis
ed in Libel Suit Brought
by William Barnes, Jr.
By United Press.
SYRACUSE, N. Y.f April 19. Unique
in state and national fields and fraught
with political significance is the suit
of William Barnes, Jr., for $50,000
from former President Theodore
Roosevelt for alleged libel, which be
gan today in Onandaga County court
on a cnange or venue from Albany
taken by Roosevelt
Roosevelt's derense will be justifica
tion. He expects to try to prove that
truth of his public utterances that
Barnes was a partner of "Boss" Char
ley Murphy of Tammany Hall fame in
an alliance of crooked business and
crooked politics.
Legal belligerents, former friends,
promise merciless disclosures of the
political machine in the state and in
the nation at large. Under subpoenas
the hierarchy of political parties of
state and nation are assembled here.
Roosevelt has promised revelations
of Barmes' alleged bossism and the
alleged working agreement with the
The principals of the suit are
wealthy, Barnes being rated as a mil
lionaire. It is believed that only
nominal damages .and a moral victory
is all that is being sought by either
Counsel clashed In the beginning of
the session on the selection of the
jury. It is doubtful if the hearing
will begin today. Forty-one Republi
cans, fourteen Democrats, eleven Pro
hibitionists and six Independents com
prise the panel.
There are few spectators. The
principals, the counsel and others in
terested are occuplny the seats in the
courtroom. The principals are guard
ed. William Ivans was picked to
open the names case, wimam vuu
Binschoten and Roosevelt arrived In
court, posed for the movies and bowed
to the crowd. Neither party recogiuiz
ed the other in court
Barnes' attorneys attempted to sub
merge politics claiming that the mat
ter was purely personal, but realized
generally that the outcome may great
ly change the national political land
A Public School One of the Places
Flower thieves have been. busy In
various districts of Columbia within
the last few days. One public school
yard where the pupils have spent con
siderable time in beautifying the
grounds has suffered much.
"I f 5el -that the loss of these flowers
has been "the result of thoughtless
ness," said a member of the Civic
League this afternoon. "The league
is doing everything that It can to
have the residents beautify theiii
places and make the city more at
tractive. We hope that the stealing
of flowers will be stopped and thus
those who are taking an Interest in
making their places attractive will
not be discouraged."
Farm Building Plans Are Prepared.
The department of agricultural en
gineering has just finished a set of
.farm building plans to send out to the
farmers of the state. The plans are
for a general barn, a horse "barn and
a concrete dipping vat for hogs. In
structions and plans for building con
crete silo forms also are included. M.
A. R. Kelly Is in charge of the de
partment City Council to Meet Tomorrow Night.
The City Council -will hold its reg
ular meeting tomorrow night at the
City Hall.
Stunts and Shows on "Zone"
Will Become Active Fri
day Afternoon.
Fifty Floats Will Extend Over
Line Three-Quarters of
a Mile Long.
A parade three-fourths of a 'mile
in length, headed by a minstrel band
will open the annual Farmers' .Fair
Friday morning. The parade will
have fifty stunts, ranging from a float,
"Peaches and Cream" to "The Modern
Tin Lizard." A prize will be gien
by Columbia merchants for the best
stunts. All departments of the Col
lege of Agriculture and the shows on
the "Zone" will be represented in
the parade.
The parade will start at 11 o'clock
Friday morning from Bouchelle and
College avenues going north on Col
lege avenue to Broadway, west on
Broadway to Sixth street, South on
Sixth street to Conley avenue,
east on Conley avenue to Ninth,
street, north on Ninth street to Uni
versity avenue, east on University
avenue to Hitt, south on Hitt street
to Rollins street and thence back to
the farm.
A cannon will be fired at 1 o'clock
Friday afternoon, opening the Fair.
On the "Zone" will be about forty
sideshows, in addition to the usual
"Follies," "Minstrels," and "Slrkus."
A. clown tumbling team will be offer
ed as a free attraction.
Even the "Profs." Help the Fanners
Prejwre Their Annual Stunt
"The Fanners' Fair exhibits this
year have been designed to interest
everybody," said one of the seniors
t5day. "We are trying to make ev
erything original, getting away from
old 'gags'. I have never seen such
active Interest in the fair manifested
by the faculty. Every professor has
been enthusiastic in aiding and ad
vising us in making the fair a success.
Every loyal farmer is working night
and day on the buildings and floats."
The police force of the fair is to be
a noticeable feature. More than for
ty men over six feet tall will patrol
the grounds, afternoon and evening.
The women of the home economics
department have been making 300
pounds of candy the last week, and
during the coming week will make
2,000 sandwiches, 500 doughnuts and
COO cookies. They will have a Japa
nese tea garden, lighted with Japa
nese lanterns, where they will serve
ice cream. (
The route of the parade will be as
follows: Starting at 11 o'clock Fri
day morning, from the farm, north
on College to Broadway, west to
Sixth, south to Conley, east to Ninth,
north to University, east to Hitt
south to Rollins, returning to the
farm. v
A large number of alumni are plan
ning to return to Columbia for the
Roclieport Russian Served Five Years
In the Army.
Samuel Spelky, 50 years old, five
years a soldier in the Russian army,
now a merchant at Rocheport, filed a
petition for naturalization in the Cir
cuit Court today. Spelky was born in
Russia but has been in the United
States and Rocheport the last five
He has three children in St. Louis.
His wife and youngest child are still
in Russia. He says they started for
the United States just before the out
break of the war but now will have to
remain in Russia until peace Is de
clared. Presbjterlan Church Elects Elders.
After the regular service Sunday
morning the congregation of the Pres
byterian Church elected as elders
Dean Walter Miller and Marshall Gor
don. H. M. McPheeters, Boyle G.
Clark and C. B. Miller will serve as
deacons. The new officers -will be
ordained and installed May 2.
Thaw Case Adjourned Aga.'n.
By United Pres.
NEW YORK, April 19. After1 coun
sel submitted briefs in the master of
allowing Harry K. Thaw's sanity to
be fought out before a jury Justice
Hendrick adjourned the else unUl
April 22.
Will Take Action at Mass
Meeting to be Held
Will Send Relay Team and
Two Others if Funds
Are Secured.
A mass meeting has been called by
R. W. McClure, president of the stu
dent body, for 7 o'clock this evening
In the University Auditorium. The
meeting is called to discuss the ad
vislbility of sending the relay team
and two other members of the track
team to the University of Pennsylvan
ia relay games. This meet is to be
held in Philadelphia next Saturday,
April 21. To send the team it is nec
essary that some definite action be
taken at once. The athletic depart
ment of the University will pay half
the expenses. It will be necessary for
the students and people of Columbia
to pay the balance.
The unexpected good showing of
the relay team at the Drake relay
games last Saturday proves that Mis
souri has a team of exceptional
speed. The movement to send the
runners to the big national meet was
started yesterday. The men ran the
mile relay In the fastest time that has
been made by a Missouri relay team
and had little trouble In winning this
event, Chicago having been disqual
ified. It Is desired to send Floyd and
Simpson with the runners also. Floyd
has made 12 feet 4 inches In the pole
vault this spring and would have a
good chance to place In this event.
Simpson might win a place in the
broad jump or hurdles. .
Talks will be made at the meeting
by Prof. C. L. Brewer, Coach H. F.
Schulte and Captain Murphy of the
track-team. The. meeting will, last
only forty minutes.
If the students decide to send the
men the following committees from
the different divisions of the .Univer
sity have been appointed to meet af
ter the mass meeting and outline a
campaign for getting the necessary
funds at once.
Agriculture: Robert M. Graham,
Otis T. Coleman, Marcus B. Bell, Ray
E. Miller. William C. Dunckel, H. K.
Thatcher, John A. Wear.
Medicine: Jacob Speelman, Guy B.
Law: James A. Clay, Carlisle R.
Wilson, Everett C. Mead, Knox E.
Alexander, William K. Atwood, Law
rence M. Hyde, Frederick R. Deaton.
Commerce: Donald S. Libbey.
Academic: Henry R, Clay, George
Palfreyman, James M. Kemper, David
J. Oven, Russell L. Davis, Robert V..
Hogg, Wilbur H. Hutsell, Archie B.
Klein, Russell L. Richards.
Engineering: Philip S. Savage,
Guy N. Berry, Lester L. Leach, Stan
ley G. Goodman, James F. Brittlng
ham, John K. Sloan.
Journalism: A. C. Bayless, Ralph
H. Turner, George Taylor, Blaine
Gibson, O. H. Christian.
University women: Gladys K. Udell,
Mary Guthrie, Myra Harris, Kate
Child, Clara R. Dunn, Marguerite C.
McGowan, Mary Percival, Winifred
Limerick, EdnaD. Landon, Mildred
B. Spalding, Irma E. Dumas, Julia
Groves, Miriam Glandon, Helen R.
Hestwood, Helen B. Smith.
The University band will play at
the meeting tonight
"Tommy'' Jones, Former M. U. Coach,
Has Fast Team at Wisconsin.
The 4-mile relay and 1-mile relay,
the feature events In the Drake Re
lay Carnival at Des Moines Saturday,
were especially interesting to Missouri
The 4-mile event was a neck and
neck race until the last few yards
when "Tommy" Jones' Wisconsin
team nosed out a vict6ry from Michi
gan. In the mile relay Missouri took the
lead In the third quarter when Wyatt
gained about five yards on his op
ponent. NIedorp, the last Tiger man,
ran a great race finishing about two
yards behind DIsmond, the Chicago
negro runner.
The visiting teams were royally en
tertained while in Des Moines. Fri
day night they were given a dinner by
the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
and the following night were guests
of the Drake Alumni Association of
Des Moines at a theater party and
Tor Columbia and vicinity: Some
cloudiness but generally fair to-night anil
Tuesday; not much change In temperature.
For Missouri: Partly cloudy to-night
mid Tuesday.
Weather Conditions.
The atmospheric- pressure throughout
the country this morning Is generally lie
low iionn.il, but the arrangement Is with
out definite character, and Is rather slug
gish In movim-nts. There Is, however, a
storm of soi.ie Im-ort.tnce In the North
Atlantl- Ot-t-.ii'.
There were diouers during the past 24
hour In westjrn Texas, New Mexico,
Colorado, Oklahoma and southern Kansas,
but generally u!r weather prevails else
w here.
Moderate. ti'dxTatures prevail ' In all
In Columbia mostly fair weather with
moderate temperatures will prevail during
the next SC hours.
, Iocal Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
jesterdi) was 7G and the lowest last night
was ."i7; precipitation .(X. A jear ago
jesterday the highest was 70 and the low
est .1; precipitation, .'jy Inch.
The Alimrnar.
Sun rles today, 5:-.7 a. in. Sun sets,
fi:iO p. m.
Moon sets at 12:0S a. m.
Th temperatures todiy:
" ii. m .is II a. in 77
" U (noon 7'J
! . m 71 1 p. in., SO
I" a. Ill 74 2 1 1. in S.'
April 20 Alpha I'hl Sigma meets In the
Ladles' I'arlors, 4:30 p. in.
April 20. Address at University Assem
bly bv ITof. A. T. Oliuste.ul on Turkey,
"The War Prize." at 7-"M) p. in.
April 21. Debate with University of
Kansas team at 8 o'clock.
April 22. Address at University assembly
at 7.30 o'clock by William Isaac Hull,
lecturer of the Carnegie Institute for In
ternational peace.
April 23- Tanners' County Fair by stu
dents. College of Agriculture.
April 27. Address at University Audi
torium by Leon Arzdroou! on "Cernuny
and Her Place In the Sun." 7:30 p. in.
April 29. Annual Cerm.in Play: "Die
Journ illsten."
.May 1 -high School Day. Athletic meet
and I.lterarv contest.
May 13. Address at University Assembly
by Prof. L. I, llernard on "The Social
Asects of the War." 7:30 p. in.
Court Refuses
Aside His,
l!y United Press
WASHINGTON. April 19. The Su
preme Court refused to set aside the
conviction of Leo Frank, the Atlanta
Jew, of murdering Mary Phagan.
Frank.faces death unless released by
the clemency of the Georgia governor.
The court denied an application of
the habeas corpus writ upon which
Japk sought retrial.
The court ruled that Frank is not
deprived of his constitutional rights
when held under the habeas corpus
"New Monroe Doctrine" Subject of
Carnegie Foundation Lecturer.
W. I. Hull, special lecturer for the
Carnegie Peace Foundation, will
speak here at 7:30 o'clock Thursday
night, April 22, in the University Au
ditorium. His talk will be on "The
New Monroe Doctrine."
Mr. Hull discussed this subject with
Congressman Gardner of Massachu
setts during March. He has spoken
in several New England cities before
boards of trade and economics clubs.
Mr. Hull will go from here to Kan
sas City. Later, he will leave for the
Pacific Coast, giving addresses and
engaging in debates en route.
In 190S, Mr. Hull was the journal
istic representative at the second
Hague Conference. In 1914 and 1915,
he was the United States delegate to
the International Conference on Edu
cation at the Hague. He was also
a director of the World Peace Foun
dation in Boston during 1911.
Columbia Girl to Give Recital.
The Morse School of Expression of
St. Louis has Issued Invitations for the
graduation recital of Miss Aldeah
Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Wise of Columbia, Friday night, April
23, in the Toy Theater, Musical Art
Building. Miss Wise will read "The
Spendthrift," by Porter Emerson
Brown. She was graduated last year
from the Columbia High School and
the expression 'department of Chris
tian College.
G. D. Mitchell to Wed.
The engagement of Miss Mellie Hen
derson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Henderson of Johnstown, Pa., to
Glenn Dean Mitchell, B. S. in M. E.,
'12, has been announced. Miss Hen
derson is a graduate of the National
Park Seminary of Washington, D. C.
Mr. Mitchell is employed by the Cam
bria Steel Company of Johnstown.
The marriage will take place soon.
S'arr'ape License to Mexico CoBple.
A marriage license was Issued Sat
urday afternoon to John W. Edwards
and Mrs. Mary Stevlnson. Edwards
Is 31 years old and Mrs. Stevlnson Is
25. Both are from Mexico, Mo.
Cleaning the Streets Now.
About $65 a week Is being spent by
the city for cleaning and dragging the
streets. Besides this three or four
prisoners have been worked dally for
the last few weeks.
Coal-Laden Steamer Destroy
ed Yesterday 20 of
Crew Saved.
Germans Capture Lieuten
ant Roland Garros, Ac
tive on Meuse Front.
'y United Press
GRIMSBY, Eng., April 19. The cap
tain and nineteen of the crew of the
Dutch steamer Olanda were landed
by a trawler today. The Olanda,
laden with coal was sunk by a mine,
in the North Sea Sunday.
.y United Press
BERLIN, April 19. The Germans
today captured Lieutenant Roland
Garros, a French aviator. Garros was
especially active recently on the Meuse
tront The mode of. his capture is
y United Press
BERLIN, April 19. Fighting con
tiuues about the heights southeast of
Ypres, where the French last night
were repulsed after blasting opera
tions directed against the Germaa
trenches failed, according to a state
ment made today. The French blasted
one position between the Meuse and
the Moselle and destroyed the trenches
there. The artillery fighting progress
es along the Vosges. The Eastern
situation is unchanged.
Ceutralia Man Buys for British Gov
ernment Mules Bring $105 a Span.
A span of 6 year old mare mules,
owned by George Carson, were sold
this afternoon at the monthly sale to
Newman Stark for $403. This was the
best price paid for live stock at the
sale. Horses and mules sold to the
amount of $1,500. Lee Green of Cen
tralia bought .Ave horses which will
be used in the war by the British Gov
ernment. A- small amount of house
hold furniture and miscellaneous ar
ticles were sold.
A number of auctioneers from sur
rounding towns were present at the
sale and sold some of the livestock.
Sam Major of Paris, a brother of
Governor Major; Earle Holman of
Fulton, who has charge of the month
ly stock sales there; B. S. Uden, Ed.
McCray of Mlllersburg and O. C. Roby
of Rocheport took part in the sale.
.Host of Ills Estate Left to His
The will of Luther L. Terrell filed
today with Probate Judge John F.
Murry, leaves most of his estate to his
widow, Mrs. Myrtle J. Terrell. Mr.
Terrell's sister, Mrs. Mattie C. Bram
mer, is bequeathed some lots In Shaw
nee, Okla., an interest in land in
Macon County, Mo., and $500 in cash.
Another sister, Mrs. Julia A. Shores,
receives lots In Shawnee, Okla., an In
terest in Utah land and $500 in cash.
The will names Mrs. Terrell execu
trix and leaves the rest of the estate
to her.
Adjntral Howard Finds -No Indications
of Establishment of Naval Base.
Ity United Press
WASHINGTON, April 19. Officials
are relieved today by the report of
Admiral Howard that there Is no In
dication that the Japanese are estab
lishing a naval base In Turtle Bay,
Lower California. They are reported
as merely salvaging the cruiser
Prof. F. L. Martin to Go to Japan.
Prof. Frank L. Martin of the School
of Journalism of the University is
planning to leave for Japan at the
end of the school year. Mr. Martin
has been granted a leave of absence
from the University for one year. He
will spend most of the time In Toklo,
where he will be associated with the
Japan AdverUser. He will be ac
companied by Mrs. Martin and their
Burros to Race at Farmers' Fair.
M. D. Wood, who has charge of the
horse show at the Farmers' Fair, has
received ten entries in the pony con
test The entries in harnessing and
hitching contest are full. The en
tries for the women's riding contest
are not full yet E. D. Moore will
showf a high school pony and there
will be a burro race.

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