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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915
Report Places Attack off Kin
sale, Ireland, 15 Miles South
of Cork Harbor.
ON SAILING LIST
Ainon Them A. G. Yander-
hilt, Elbert Hubbard and
Warning of Coming Danger
Received Just Before Leav
ing on Atlantic Trip.
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LOXHOX. Ma 7. Xo report of
losses of life on llic Lusitania hating
been reeehed at 7:30 o'clock this even
ing, a general feeling of relief spread
oier the crowd at offices and through
out Hie city. It is belieied that if
any bad perished word would hsne
been reeehed by now.
A'ot since the opening of the war
had London witnessed scenes equal to
those around the Cunard offices, await.
Jng news of tlie Lusitania. Tear
stained faces of women moml through
the throng pressing closer to the cen
ter of the news and the relief crew
with each passing moment that still
brought no news of fatalities. Mnny
in the throng were on the verge of
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LOXHOX, May 7 A later report
said that an infernal machine and not
a torpedo sank the Lusitania. The
report is unconfirmed.
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XEW YORK, May 7 A report re
coiled at the Cunard Line offices from
London this afternoon but which the
Cunard officials insisted was uncou
confirmed was that the stcam'fhip
Lnsitania was attacked by German
submarines and sunk off Kinsale, Ire
land. The officials absolutely decline
to comment on the latter report Kin
sale is 15 miles south of the entrance
to Cork Harbor.
The Lusitania carried 1,400 pas
sengers, among them were Alfred
Gwynne Vanderbilt, Elbert Hubbard
Charles Frohman and other well-
known Americans. Mysterious warn
ings reached the passengers last Sat
urday just before sailing that the ship
would meet with disaster. Captain
W. Turner commanded the Lusitania.
Some of the Journalism Week Speakers .and Their Hosts.
Bottom Haw, Left to Right: Cl.ule C. Oswald, American l'rinter; Dean Walter Williams, Marshall Gor
don, Speaker Champ Clark, President A. Itoss Hill, Judge llenrj Lumm.
Center, Left to Right: Judge John I. Law son, Giij V. Hard, Canon (it), Colo.
Top How: C. It. Hollins, II. S. Sturgis, Xeosho, Mo.: Lee Shippey, Higginsiilic; Fred G. Cooper, Xew
York Citj ; Will Southern, Jr., Independence: Herbert S. Houston, Xew York fit.
PRESS UNO COURTS
Judge Henry Lamm Says Just
Criticism of Papers Is
BOTH MAKE ERRORS
Tells Audience Decisions of
Higher Courts Have Up
held Rights of Press.
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LONDON', May 7. It is reported that
the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk
at 2:33 o'clock this afternoon off Old
Kinsale Head. It is reported by the
Cunard line officials that all the pas
sengers were saved.
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LIVERPOOL, May 7. The liner
Candidate was torpedoed and sunk off
Waterford, Ireland, yesterday by a
German undersea boat. The crew
as saved and has landed here. The
Candidate was a sister ship of the
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LONDON, May 7. A German sub
marine, it is reported, sank the British
steamer Centurion. The crew w;
saved, according to the report.
GERJIAXS ltHIXG UP HEAVY GUXS
Fighting Continues Around Ypres,
With Allies on Defensive.
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PARIS, May 7. The Germans are
wheeling heavy artillery all along the
lines and are risking the, capture of
many pieces in the hope of effecting
Important gains through the reduction
of the Allies' positions. There is ter
rific fighting in the north, particularly
In his lecture on "The Newspaper
and the Law" Judge Henry Lamm, of
Sedalia, Mo., contended that a just
scrutiny and criticism keeps the laws
up to a high efficiency of service. "We
are not dealing with laws of nature
written by God's finger on the hearts
of men, but with man-made laws and
courts to administer them," said
Judge Lamm. "The modern view is
that courts are man's invention, the
result of a slow evolution, are human
institutions, have human limitations
and frailties, hence must err, and
stand to have their errors hammered
out on the anvil of public discussion
and cured by exposure."
Judge Lamm next discussed the way
the light of criticism of courts is ex
ercised'by the press. He believes this
is where the shoe really pinches. Ill
nature and malignant bitterness in
criticism, when open and above
board," he says, "generally carries an
antidote on its own foul face. We
pass it by as unworthy of notice.
"It is the hasty, the honest but su
perficial and unintelligent criticism,
or the studiously unfair criticism of
fact by the press that does its deadly
work in undermining the respect due
by the people to the judges and
In speaking of libel Judge Lamm
said, "no newspaper ever sues another
for libel. The law between them
selves is summed up in one word
"Newspapers complain of libel laws
more than individual or corporations
do. There's a reason. Usually it is
not the vogue for an individual to
talk and write every day on every
thing. He runs down like a clock
and lets up now and then. But with
the newspaper it Is different. Its busi
ness Is to keep up a steady flow of
talk all the time, every day, on every
thing under the sun. Its life, its
very purpose, is to feed and ever pres
ent, a constantly reneweJ, ostrich-
AUTO VICTIM WANTS DAMAGES !
Wilford X. Ilyan Sues F. W. Xieder
mejer for $1,000. '
Wilford N. Ryan filed suit in the
Circuit Court today against F. W. i
Niedermeyer, asking $1,000 damages
for injuries he says he suffered when
he was struck by an automobile driv
en by P. W. Niedermeyer, Jr.
The plaintiff says young Niedermey
er hit him April IS, when he was
crossing South Fifth street on Broad
way. He says his head was cut, both
legs and his left sliolder injured and
his eyesight permanently injured. He
charges that young Niedermeyer gave
"no alarm Of his approach and was
going at a rate of more than 15 miles
CHIP CLARK SWATS
THE MUCKRAKE CREW
Speaker of House of Repre
sentatives Cheers Audi
ence at Assembly.
SEES BRIGHT FUTURE
In the "Prelude," Editor Is
Praised as Most Useful of
FORMER M.U.STUDEXTS TO WED
Engagement of William P. Xelson, Jr.,
and Miss Hally Prentis Announced.
Miss Hally Morrison Prentis, a
graduate of the College of Arts and
Science of the University, is to marry
William Pierre Nelson, Jr., of St.
Louis. Mr. Nelson is a former stu
dent in the University and at present
Champ Clark, of Missouri and
America, speaker of the House of
Representatives is against the muck
raker. He made that plain to the au
dience that jammed the University
Auditorium at assembly this morning.
The veteran speaker of the national
House said he was a lawyer and
wanted to prove that the country is
not going to the "demnition bow
wows," and the big jury went away
in good spirits with the picture he
painted of American opportunity.
Speaker Clark told how the country
Kor Columbia anil vicinity: Fair an J
cool tonight and Saturday; lowest tern
pern t lire tonight near or below IU proba
bly light frost in lowlands.
Kor Missouri: Fair tonight and Satur
day; light frost north nest portion tonight.
The storm that was in the Southwest
jesterilay Is now central In the iiiuht I-ike
region, and still Is giving rain but not
mueii tuwi. The high pressure that was
milling up in the Northwest jesterilay
is without definite form, and wry cold
weather following In the wake of the storm
ik not now likely.
The rains h.ne leeii copious and wide
spread, anil they lute fallen on territory
Hint was much in need of moisture.
temperatures still :ire mtlmr low for
the time of the year in all sections west 'MIT O IXTTPinrrMTiAM
of the .Mississippi lther; ami frosts again JNIJ U.b. ii I ERVENTION
are general In .Nebraska, Kansas. Oklahoma ! .
.inn in me northwestern part of Texas.
PEACE IN FAR EAST
China Accepts the Conditions
When Japan Withdraws
Obnoxious Article 5.
In Columbia the weather will be mos'tlv OnVPrniilPtlf Flprlinec rr A
fair ami cool during the net "Ji hours. " CnlI11C,U UeClineS tO Ct
Unless American Interests
perhaps with n Much of frost In loul.mds
The highest temperature in Columbia
jesterday was rS ami the lowest last night
was 44; precipitation ,.VJ. A ie.tr ago
jesterilay the highest was T2 anil' the low
est 47: precipitation. .IK) Inch.
Sun rises today. .":IU a. m. Sun sets,
7:07 p. ui.
Mihiii rise., nt 1M a. m.
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TOKIO. .May 7. Peace between Ja
pan and China was assured today by
Japan's withdrawal of Article 5 of the
This is the
uiv 7. i'rVrJ'ii.mditon "vrtiiis ,dv of demands made on China.
lersltfofnsl,! most obnoxious to China and
. 'mTv' i'i. ss a, U rsl.v A-mblv U'e r S"
y i-nir. i. l.. lEernaril on "The Social i
Aspects of the War," 7:30 p. in.
Although there is a strong anti-
Japanese sentiment in portions of
the -Monroe doctrine and said it would 'China wl,icl wi" embarrass the presi-
never be abolished.
-Mr. Clark's subject
had been an-
dent of Ciiina in the event of accep-
I tance of the Japanese conditions, it
nounced as "Journalism as an Oppor- Is aIso reaIized that china ,n no
tunity but. after a brief consldera- sition to offer resistance. It is be
non ot mat, ne launched into his at- i,Med that Chinese acquiescence must
ittUK ou me mucKraKer.
"The Itight Sort of Editor.'
Article ,"i demanded Japanese advis-
In his little "prelude," he said that eis in Chinese political, financial and
the right sort of an editor is the most military affairs and some other con
useful of public citizens. He divided cessions.
editors into three classes: Those who ' It was up to China, Japan's position
abuse everything they are not paid having been outlined in the ultima
not to abuse, those- who try,to make turn. The government today held the
the world better and those who re- attitude that China's decision must be
cord facts. The first class ought to a choice between Japan's friendly aid
be in the penitentiary, he thought. as a factor in Chinese development
Turning quickly to his "own 'and strife which is certain to follow
speech," he began fire on the pessi-jthe refusal of the demands,
mist with a quotation from Emerson: Japan's attitude was that the de
"We are living in a new ani exception- mands were justified by her right to
al age. America is a new word for op-expand geographically. The Japanese
portunity. Our entire history appears . minister to China, Eki Hibki, was
ready to depart instantly on the expir
ation of the time limit of the ultima
tum if the Chinese action was unfav
orable. Consular agents also were
reatfy to return to Japan.
like a last effort of riiv-ino i,mv;,ion,. I
in behalf of the human race."
Mr. Clark said that he liked Colonel,
Roosevelt. He said he liked him be
cause he knew a little about every
thing, more so than any other man he
had known. There was a laugh. Then
the speaker said he liked him because
he was an American, an American to
the core. There was more annlanso
About the Monroe Doctrine.
Ry United Press.
PEKIN. May 7. The Chinese gov
ernment in the new reply to Japan is
said to have accepted conditions that
Japan imposed, but only under pro-
fpet PinlnmoTirt rslvnlnn n.. V.A
ij i.j ...u ii.. r , . . -- -..r-vMw vnuca any wiui
,",,'";, . ;"onroejaoctnne I President Yuan Shi Kai and his ad
meant in the beg.nn.ng and what it visers franled the repy foIIow,ng
decision, reached in an all-night's con-
around Ypres and the Zandervoode
Woods, 6 miles southeast of Ypres. like a,)DPtitp in folks for news.
There the massed troops are waiting "lcn we consider the work of the
we rush of the Allies when the art.l-, nnwsnanor. it is no wonder that it is
lery fire ceases,
The Germans have been repulsed
i I'CSITAMA WAS XIXE YEARS OLD
ton liner Set Atlantic Trip Speed
Record in 1911.
I'i ne Lusitania was built at the
A Clyde shipyards in Scotland in 190G.
L ke made her maiden voyage between
Uverpool and New York In Septem
ber of that year. On this voyage she
broke the previous speed record of
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sued for libel much more often than
one man sues anoUier on the same
score. To the newspaper, truth is al
lowed as a defense; to the man, truth
is allowed as a defense. Neither may
blacken the character of another.
"The true attitude of the courts to
the newspaper is found in the great
judgment of great courts, the great
opinions of great judges upholding the
rights of a decent press to be free to
discuss with manly, frankness and
fearlessness those officials, those men,
those principles, those things lying
close to home and to the public weal."
mtizMV i...HBW"if..,'k ; .-zurVX:K, m:.i
Ki'lLlllllllllllliHLflHLw-fjJHP. - "? AniviK'l
About the Itanquet Tonight.
Rothwell Gymnasium will be
open at S:30 o'clock tonight
for those who wish to hear
I the speakers at the Journalism
Banquet. There will be speeches
by Champ Clark, Acting Gover
nor William R. Painter and
others. No admission fee will
be charged to hear the speakers.
The banquet, beginning at 6:30
o'clock, is open only to ticket
that resistance would be
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LONDON, May 7. Pekin dispatches
state that China has acceded to the
Japanese demands and that the only
remaining contention is over details
!of the claims. The dispatches state
that the Chinese action surely was
taken to prevent war.
Speaker Champ Clark, Who Will Make the Principal Address at the
"Jfade-In-Missouri'' Banquet Tonight.
has increased in wealth and popula
tion and drew a picture of what might
be expected in the future. He spoke
of the increase in the number of uni
versities and commented on our terri
torial expansion. But the greatest
thing, he said, for which Americans
may congratulate themselves is the
growing regard with which the nation
is held abroad. For this he credited
is assistant professor of chemistry in
the Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege of Texas. He is a member of
the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Miss Prentis is a sister of Mrs. R.
Li. Ramsay of Columbia. She is a
member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority. The wedding will take place
in New York the latter part of June.
means now. According to Mr. Clark
it is in effect a warning to other na
tions "not to touch South America.
lest they die." He said this doctrine
had never cost the United States a
cent and had given the countries south
of us a breathing spell. He gave the
United States credit for the creation
of most of-the twenty-six republics of
. He answered the cry of the alarmist
that other nations may "jump on" the
United States with the simple state
ment that they would soon "jump off."
He paid his res.nects in particular
to the muckraking attacks made on
Congress. He said there had' been
criticism that Congress talked too
much personally, he rather thought
he Senate did but on the whole he
had found that the members of Con
gress are approximating as nearly as
possible a perfect representative leg
After the war, which he called the
European-Asiatic-African war, he said
Congress should pass a resolution
asking that the powers disarm by per
centage on land and sea.
I! riniteil Press
WASHINGTON, May 7 The Orien
tal situation occupied the officials
here today. A statement by Secre
tary W. J. Bryan last night intimated
that no change would be made in the
government's policy so long as the
developments do not endanger Amer
ican lives or property.
ORGANIZE MISSOURI AT) CUTIS
A. C. McOinty Elected President of
The Associated Advertising Clubs
of Missouri was formed during yester
day afternoon's session of Journalism
Week. A. C. McGinty, president of
the Neosho Ad Club, was elected presi
ent of the state assiciation. Other
officers are: Vice-president, Walter
S. Donaldson, president of the St
Louis Ad Club; secretary. J. B. Powell,
instructor in advertising, University
of Missouri; treasurer, R. B. Teache-
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WARXS ITALY OF AIDING ALLIES
Despite Kaiser's Message Council Pre
pares to Mobolize Army.
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ROME, May 7. The railway ad
ministration announced today the sus
pension of forty passenger trains on
main lines. It is understood, although
not officially, that the action is design
ed to facilitate the concentration or
troops and munitions at the military
The Kaiser, in a message to Prince
von Buelow today, warned Italy of the
consequences of aiding the Allies. The
message stated that the enemies of
Austria are enemies of Germany. De
spite the warning, Italy continues prep
arations in concentrating her troops
at strategic points. Other moves have
been made. The fleet is in readiness.
The Duke d'Abruzzi is declared to be
slated- for commander of the fleet in
event of war. A royal decree has sus
pended all wire communication. A
cabinet session was held again today
following a deep conference between
Prince von Buelow and Premier Sa
German public buildings have been
closed. Advices from the front say
Austria is rushing border prepara
tions. Troops and guns have been
placed at likely points of invasion.
-Jln.sic at Stephens Tonight
Thirteen students in the music de
partment of Stephens College will
take- part in a program of sixteen
solos in the college auditorium to
night, beginning at 8:15 o'clock.