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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1916 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 308
R, R, OFFICIALS SAY
STRIKE ROW CERTAIN
Employes and Presidents
Ready for Transportation
ASK FOR ARBITRATION
Employes Will Not Consider
Any Other Way of Set
T.y 1'nited Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. "Every
railroad president now in Washington
believes a strike is inevitable and they
are going to prepare for it." was the
statement given out tonight by an au
thorized spokesman for the railroad
heads, while a committee of the ex
ecutives waited for a call from Wilson
to receive them.
y t'nlted Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2C "We are
ready." This statement came this
afternoon from both railroads and
their employes, as the national trans
portation paralysis loomed larger.
The railroad management contend
ed that they could keep sufficient
trains running through loyal em
ployes, thus preventing a milk and
food famine and consequently guard
ing against death and desolation.
The employes claimed that the
roads would be tied up tighter than a
drum, though a few men might work.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. Washing
ton stood tense tonight in the face
of what appeared to be an inevitable
break between the railroads of the
country and the railroad employes
and a resultant paralysis of business.
Throughout the day executives met,
recessed, met again and again de
layedeach adjournment putting off
until a later hour the transmission of
the first and final proposition to the
President for peaceful adjustment.
Employes met three times, each time
adjourning and finally putting off un
til 10 o'clock tomorrow morning any
further consideration of the prob
lem. President Wilson, who waited most
of the day for the proposal of the
railroads, went to the capital on a
sudden and mysterious visit. He con
ferred with Senator Newlands, chair
man of the interstate commerce com
mittee, and Senator Kern relative to
legislation the nature of which was
Finally when the railroad execu
tives decided at 3 o'clock to recess un
til S to 10 tonight before acting on
their proposal, it appeared as though
the crisis would swing into another
Railroad executives apparently re
signed themselves to the belief that
the strike is inevitable. Their propo
sition ignores the President's proposal
for an amicable settlement, which was
accepted by the employes. It stands
pat for the arbitration of all matters
pending dispute and it passes the
problem directly back to President
Wilson and the employes. Only some
new suggestion offered by the execu
tives or tremendous concession on the
part of the employes appeared tonight
as possible barriers to stem the dis
astrous trend of the negotiations.
President Wilson on his trip to the
capital presumably sought to learn
what legislation could be affected that
might improve the outlook, but his
visit only served to increase the tens
ion and the determination of the rail
road heads. They declared that they
wanted no legislation, no promises of
increased rates. They want and will
stand out for arbitration nothing
else they say.
Senators Newlands and Kern were
called into conference with President
Wilson at the White House shortly
after S:30 tonight. Soon after they
had reached the White House it was
said that the railroad presidents who morning in the Katy yards. The train
were to have seen the president at : men did not know that the derail was
S:3n probably would not see him to
night. President Holden of the Burlington
at 7 o'clock issued the following state
ment: "The presidents conference
having concluded their discussion, the
committee of eight have asked for an
appointment with the President and;
arc awaiting his pleasure."
Asked if he shared the belief that
a strike is certain. A. B. Garretson,
the employes spokesman, said: "It
all depends on what President Wilson
is able to do."
When Senators Ncwland and Kern,
THE MISSOUHIAX TODAY
(OXTAIXS SIXTEEN PAGES
Today's issue of the Mis
sourian contains sixteen pages
the largest edition of the Mis
sourian ever published. There
arc two sections the regular
news section and a special Hall
Theater souvenir section. Your
paper is not complete without
both sections and you will con
fer a favor on the management
by telephoning f" if any of your
paper is missing.
Am erica ii League.
New York 10. St. Louis 6.
Detroit 2. Boston 1.
Chicago 5, Washington 3.
Philadelphia 5, Cleveland 0.
Boston 8, Chicago 3.
Cincinnati 1, Brooklyn 0.
St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 3.
Pittsburg 1, New York 1 (14 in
nings). Democratic leaders, went into confer
ence with the President tonight, at
the time the railroad presidents' were
to see him. it was agreed that the lat
ter would not confer with President
Wilson until 10 o'clock tomorrow
Earlier in the evening railroad em
ployes adjourned their third meeting
of the day until 10 o'clock tomorrow,
thus averting a chance for the call of
a nation-wide strike until tomorrow.
SrFFRAOISTS WELCOME HUGHES
Hughes Talks at Denier Tonight A
Vacation and Then UN ltetnm East
nv t'nlted Press.
DENVER. Colo., Aug. 26. Coming
to a suffrage state enthusiastic about
his declaration in favor of National
woman suffrage. Charles E- Hughes
was greeted by almost as many women
as men on his arrival here today. Un
ion station was jammed by a crowd
which wanted to catch the first sight
of the Republican candidate for presi
dent. A committee of Colorado's leading
Republicans met Governor Hughes and
escorted him by automobile to his ho
tel. Conferences with Republican
leaders were to precede the first ad
dress scheduled for tonight at the
Municipal auditorium. Twelve thou
sand persons can be jammed into this
hall and an overflow was expected.
Candidate Hughes. .Mrs. Hughes and
the newspapermen who have crossed
the continent with them will leave
shortly afeer tonight's meeting for Es
tes Park, Colorado's superb mountain
retort, where Governor Hughes will
spend a week climbing hills and vaca
tioning in preparation for his return
to the East.
.-.oTir :. a. it. ('.dip opens
Blue Cloil Veterans I'rovtd Inlii Kan-
sas Cilj Ut-iil Vrk ll.milnr.
Ily United Press.
KANSAS CITY, Mo, At:? IX
Commander in Chief El'.as P.. Man-
fort of Cincinnati arriveJ v lth his
staff today for the opening c.f the 50th
annual Encampment of tin Grand Ar
my of the Republic- Headquarters
for the organization was op-ned at
the Hotel Muehlebach.
Union station was packed with Mue
clad veterans and their families. K.ic'n
train brought a quota of old war
riors. Boy Scouts were in charge at
various information booths and. acied
as escorts to the sixty-1-ers.
The real work of the camp will not
begin until Monday, when the commit
tees begin their sessions.
In practically all the churches to
morrow will be special G. A. R. ser
vices. KATV SLEEPER IS DERAILED
Passengers Awake When Car Leaves
Track Wreck Crew Sent For
The Katy sleeper which leaves here
at midnight was derailed yesterday
pot. and when the car left the track,
the sleeping passengers were awak
ened. A call was sent to Mokane for a
wrecking crew, which set the big
car on the track in time to make the
trip last night.
3Inde Arrangements for Son's Entrance
J. B. Drake and son John B., of Han
nibal were in the city yesterday mak
ing arrangements for the latter to
enter the University in September.
The son will enter the College of Agriculture.
HOLLIS EDWARDS TO
WED A KANSAS GIRL
City Editor of the Tribune to
Marry in Kansas City
A MORNING WEDDING
Couple Will Return to Col
umbia Bride Is From
L. Hollis Edwards, city editor of
the Columbia Tribune, and Miss Ituth
Kackley of Topeka, Kan., are to be
married at 10 o'clock this morning in
Kansas City. Mr. Edwards left for
Kansas City yesterday and will meet
Miss Kackley and her mother there.
The ceremony will be at the Balti
Mr. Edwards first met Miss Kack
ley, who has just finished a 32 week's
engagement with the North Brothers'
Stock Company, in this city, when she
was playing here. Other visits to Co
lumbia at various times during the
past few years ripened the acquaint
ance and Miss Kackley made another
engagement, this time for life.
As a reporter for the Tribune, for
several years, Mr. Edwards has made
an excellent record as a newspaper
man in this city, earning promotion
to the office of city editor recently.
He has also had some journalistic ex
perience in Kansas City on the Star.
He is the son of Police Judge Ed
wards of Columbia. Miss Kackley Is
the daughter of Mrs. Nell Kackley of
Topeka, Kan., and has been on the
stage for the past few years.
INSANE ARTIST PROVIDED FOB
Friends Ohe a Cottage to R, A. Blake
lock, the Renins.
Hy United Press.
MIDDLETOWN, N- Y., Aug. 26 r
Ralph Albert Blakelock, the famous
artist who has been confined in the
state asylum here ever since he went
insane over the poverty of his family
seventeen years ago, is gone to a pri
vate sanitariaum at Lynnwood Lodge,
N J., where his returning faculties are
expected to become completely normal.
It was not until many years after
ho came to the asylum here that Blake
lock was elected to membership in the
National Academy. When he lost his
mind he had been selling what he I make a break in the great German ; er. c. Browns Ligon, If: Foster, 2b:
could of his now world famous and I defensive system, but point to the fact ' Winegar. c: Dippoltl. rf; Taylor, lb:
extremely valuable moonlight scenes j first rush to Paris, told a United Press Rntledge cf: Vogt. ss: Davis, 3b: Bur
for scarce enough to buy food for a ' forward. ' nett. p.
few days. . j
About a vear asn Blakelock showed
siims of returning snnHv nnd i.nmis -
takable evidences of the return of
clouded genius. His fellow American
artists started a fund to provide for
him at a private sanitarium, with a
cottage in which he will paint the pic
ture marking his election to the Aca
demy. Blakelock's family will not be
CHINESE STUDENTS WILL MEET
Seu-iilh Annual Conference to He Held
at Olierlin College.
The Seventh Annual Conference of
the Mid-West Section of the Chinese
Students' Alliance in the United States
will take place at Oberlin College,
Oberlin, Ohio, beginning with dinner
on September 1, and ending with
breakfast on September 9.
The program will consist of dinners,
addresses, business and social meet
ings, tennis tournaments. Englih and
Chinese debates, picnics, Chinese and
English oratorical contest, a track
meet, a musical concert, a baseball
game, bazar, banquet and a pageant.
A booklet inviting all Chinese in the
Mid-West to attend the conference is
being sent out. The booklet contains
pictures showing the conveniences and
opportunities of Oberlin College, to
gether with a discussion of the pur
pose of the Alliance and a few instruc
tions for the delegates.
The University of Missouri will be
represented by Frank K. Lee. whose
home is in Honolulu, T. II..
J. II. Pov. ell Returns. j
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Powell return-j
ed yesterday from a three weeks' boat
trip up the Mississippi River. While
away they visited friends and relatives
in Hannibal, Quincy, Burlington and
Haie Moied to Xaslnille
Mr. and Mrs. J. u Cato and little
son J. U Jr.. who lived at SO." Range
Line, left yesterday for Nashville.
Tenn.. where they will make their
new ho.ne. Mr. Cato is employed in
the shoe factory there.
IALL1ES STILL ASSUME
UriricL Tni E,.:.-,.i;.w.- A,T..
isntisn l ry encircling Moe-
ment in Driving Ger
mans From Thiepval.
A DFNIAI OF RFPORT
" -"-!"- Vr IVILI WI1
German General Declares
vjs-i 1I1.U1 vjciici.u Lcciaica
Allies Failed in Attacks
Ily I'liited Tress.
LONDON, Aug. 26. The British left
wing at Somme broke out with a new
attacks against the German positions
HefonrliiiP Thienvnl. rnntiirinr 400
yards more of the enemy trenches.
The beginning of the ninth week of
the Somme offensive saw the British j
rapidly encircling the commanding!
positions and threatening the capture
of Thiepval. J
A new gain was made near the Mo-'
quel farm. German counter attacks i
were driven off quickly with heavy J
losses to the Teutonic legions. i
It was also reported that the Ger
mans were repulsed near Guillemont.
Berlin reported that all British at
tacks last night and this morning
The deadlock in the Balkan fight
ing continued throughout yesterday.
The Serbians are holding their own
on the extreme Allied left and have
delivered several strong counter at
tacks, though the Bulgarian war of
fice reports that the Serbians in each
instance have been repulsed.
Allies Gaining In "Hi? Push.''
LONDON, Aug. 26. The eighth
week of the great battle of the Somme
ended today with the Anglo-French
troops everywhere on the offensive
and steadily driving in upon Bau -
paumo and Peronne. More than a
score of villages and numerous forti
pie(J ts have 'nto the
hands of Allies since the "big push
began on August 1.
The heights looking down Bahaume
are now firmly in British hands. The
British last night gained 400 yards in
encircling movement to squeeze
Germans out of Thiepval.
At no point has the German line
been breached since the offensive bc-
gan. The British military officials
are not disappointed at the failure to
l i-ernian Line sn t llrnRcn.
! STRASUERG. Germany. Aug. 26.
I Aft(,r r'Kht weeks of tremendous cf-
fort and a lavish expenditure of am-
munition nnil hum-in flosh -inrl hlnnd
the Allies have not only failed to
break the German line at Somme,
but have not even badly bent it. Gen
eral Alexander von Kluck, who com- j
manded the German right wing in the j
first rush to Paris .told a United Press
representative this afternoon.
Von Kluck said that the Allies
merely pushed the Germans back a
few kilometers here and there, show
ing markings to prove the statement.
Hea y Attacks At Verdun.
PARIS. Aug. 26. A strong Ger-
'man reconnaissance south of Maure-
pas Hill No. 121 was dispersed this
morning, according to the official
statement this morning, which also
reported violent artillery firing on the'
The Germans attempted no other
attacks, -but launched heavy attacks
on the Champagne and Verdun sec
tors. ..'orninn Cni.mnrtn.. c!nfc stonmer. '
LONDON, Aug. 26. The armed to the health of the city, especially in
Rritish steamer, Duke of Albany, was;', doctor Baldwin said. He also
sunk Thursday by a submarine in the ! declared that a colon bacillus may
North Sea. the Admiralty admitted
here this afternoon. Eighty-seven of
the crew were saved, while twenty-:
four lost their lives.
C. 0. Ilnnes Here on Visit. j
C. O- Hanes. former secretary of the j
Commercial Club and Retail Mer-.H.
chants Association, is here for afew
days finishing moving. Mr. Hanes
and family now live if. Jefferson City .
where he is secretary of the Fair Deal-
crs Association. !"- lojaire imiirmt. .ays noenig.
,P,t United Press.
Married at m.irthnnse. ! 'nEHLIN. Aug. 26.-Every new voy-
Frank Edward Johnson and Miss j age to America by the Deutschland or
Gertie Jane Griggs were married in any other merchant submarine will
the courthouse this morning by the I become more difficult. Captain Koc
Reverend J T. Kevin, pastor of the nig said today, because of determined
Baptist church at Shaw. Both of the attempts by Allied warships to inter
young married people live in the coun- cept one of the German undersea lin
try east of Columbia. prs-
lb-port Issued Saturday Morning).
EI or ( iiluiiiliin :itnl Vicinity: Unsettled
with thundcrshowers: tills afternoon or to
nlsrlit, cooler. Sunday generally f.ilr.
for .Missouri: Unsettled with thunder-
I'or Coliimlda :itnl Vicinity
showers this afternoon or toniirlit. extent
citreme north portion; somewhat cooler
lKht. Sunday generally fair cooler ex-
mme south portion. ,
A continued fall In pressures over the,
.southern Plains anil lower Mississippi
Valley has resulted in the formation of :i t
slight trough of low pressures extending
rn:1" Ti'as "' ""' Kr,Mt I-,kl"5- "",1 '"
point of lowest pressure outered In eat,
; ern Kansas this morning. This has caused '
eiioraiiy unsettled wcatner over the .Mis
s'.'"rI :""' "nM'r -w-sissippi vuiu- ami
llim(ir, (IV(.r I1(,rtm.rll jns,llrt minoN,
western eliraska. southern portions of
South Dakota, and .Minnesota, and Michi
gan. Showers have continued along the
fooler weather has prevailed from New
Mexico and Kansas northward. This
cnange will drift eastward, reachliii
! section late tonight,
'" Columbia, unsettled "rather it
! thundershowers will prevail this after-
' noon or Into the night, with a change to
, ,'""l,"r' S,""la-V "'" ''" KMTally fair.
BROWNS PLAY TODAY
Taylor Will Shift Line-Up
in Game Against Wabash
In an effort to improve the fielding
of the Browns, Manager Taylor is
- goinK t snift nis ,ine.U( ,n today,s
game with the Wabash All-Stars. Tay
lor himself will take first, switching
Vogt to short and Ligon to the out
field. In the box for the local team will
be Burnett, a southpaw from Ashland.
He has been twirling good ball all
summer and last Sunday struck out
sixteen men at Boonville.
The Wabash team of St. Iouis have
one of the fastest amateur teams in
the state and expect to add another
to thier list of victories this afternoon.
j They have already defeated Taylor-
iIe neVier, Warrenton .Aurora, Jack-
1 SOnville. Madison and Litchfield and
!have two wins over Mexico to their
Their line-up today will include
some of the best amateur talent in St
Louis as well as some ex-leaguers.
Jackson, -who will have charge of the
team, Herberer, Clarahan and Block
are some of the men who will attract
the attention of the fans.
The two teams will line up at 3
o'clock this afternoon at Fairgrounds
Park as follows: Wabash Donahue,
cf; Woods, ss: Jackson. If: Clarahan.
2b: Gibberson. lb; Stang, ss; Block,
p; Steinkemp or Kennedy, 3b; Heber-
j il'l Troops Land Safely on Long Is -
'and. .ainiiig Hip i iftory.
! n-v t'nlted Press.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Aug. 26.
The "Allied forces" this afternoon ef
fected a successful landing on Long
Island. The fleet defending the
American Coast has been decisively
defeated, theoretically, and the great
est war game in United States naval
history has ended.
The following radiogram was re
ceived this afternoon from Admiral
Knight, chief umpire: "The man
euver is over. Red has accomplished
its mission." This means that the
transports made a safe landing.
RAD WATER MENACES ST. LOl'IS
Tests Show Large Xumber of Colon
llacilli in Drinking Supply.
Ily t'nlted Press.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 26. Colon-bacilli,
the germs which cause intestinal dis
orders, were found in large quantities
in St. Louis water in tests made by
Dr. F. A. Baldwin, city bacteriologist.
The bacilli offered marKen menace
j er develop into a lypnom icter
' '"Ie League to Meet.
The Women's Civic league will hold
its regular meeting at 2:30 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
S. Lansing. 300 College avenue. Mrs.
j W. B- Nowell. Sr.. will be the leader.
The subject for discussion will be
"The Ballot A Civic Tool."
!SALE OF TICKETS IS
Chairman Conley Thinks
That 13U0 Will Be Sold
Before Show Starts.
two havc n r ? ri-rrs
1 VU DAYS ARE LEFT
J. W. Schwabe, C. B. Rollins
Jr., and H. M. McPhet-
ers Led Yesterday.
Captain J. V. Schwabe. assisted by
his army composed of C. B. Rollins,
Jr., and H. M. McPhccters, captured
the front trench yesterday in the
assault on Fort Columbia, for the pur
pose of selling Hall Theater Benefit
At the meeting of the committees
this morning, only four of the 9cven
armies made reports ana trom all in
dications, the house will be sold out
for the opening night, Monday, Au
The committees arc all hard at
j work sai(, chairman Conley. yester-
day morning, "and are waiting to
bring the tickets in until they can
report large sales. Competition is
becoming very great among the work
ers, and we arc confident that there
will be 1,300 sold before the show
starts on Monday night. At the last
report, over 800 were sold, and there
has been a great number bought at
the box-office, so the number has
reached at least 1,000."
Schwabe, Rollins, and McPheetcrs
have a total of 114, with 29 sold yes
terday. This insures them a lead, but
the team of Evans, Jacks, and McIIarg
arc a close second with 101 total.
The leading team deserves much
credit. Mr. Rollins provided the car,
and the committee has called upon
the Westwood section of the city, and
made a canvass of the rcsidnece dis
trict. S. F. Conley is still in the lead for
individual work, but he has been
ruled out, because he is interested in
the companies which subscribed for
large numbers, and he has been rep
resentative for his companies.
The program will begin promptly at
8 o'clock. B. W. Stephens will make
a ten-minute address. The show will
start promptly at 8:15 o'clock. Tick
ets will be reserved and sold at the
box-office Monday up to the time of
the performance and the committees
will also be at work the entire day.
T,1C committees will report at 9
.o'clock Monday morning at the Com-
mercial Club rooms, to make a report
of yesterday's work.
The tickets bought and paid for
yesterday are: Mrs. Lcta Miller 1, J.
S. Moore 2, Columbia Daily Times 10.
Abe S. Ridgcway 2. Percy Klass 2. Bill
Meyer 1, Tom Kennedy 2, C. L. Tor
bitt 1, M. Pollock 2, Mrs. E. Baker
2. Mr. Tygart 2, R. M. McCabe 1, Gus
tave Dippold 1, P. C. Lydda 2, W. C.
Sutton 1. J. C. Abbott 2. C. L. Criger
2, Jim Moss 1, John McMillen 1.
TRAVELED 1,500 MILES IX CAR
Party of Khe Rode from North Caro
Una in Ten Days.
B. E. Vanatta of this city and his
son. E. S. Vanatta with their wives
and Miss Stecre of Boston arrived in
Columbia Wednesday night after a 1,
S00 mile trip from Shelby, N. C,
where the younger Vanatta is work
ing with the U. S. Soil Survey.
The party passed through nine
states on their trip, spending ten days
on the road. Their route took them
through Roanoke, Va., Wheeling, W.
Va., Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis,
Ind., Decatur. III., and Hannibal. Mo.
They termed tho roads excellent after
Returns f Sacramento, aL
Walter Fine of Sacramento, Oal.,
who with Mrs. Fine has been visiting
the past two weeks with his sister,
Mrs. IV. W- Iayne and Mrs. S. P.
Crump, returned to his home this
morning. Mr. Fine is foreman of a
railroad section on the Southern Pa
cific Railroad south from Sacramento.
Mrs. Fine will remain here until the
latter part of October
Mrs. Carter f Mote to Columbia
Mrs, k. M. Carter, her daughter,
Frances, and son. Proctor, went to
Hallsville yesterday afternoon. They
intend to move to Columbia shortly
from their former home in Cape Girar
deau. Mr. Carter is the secretary of
the State Teachers' Association with
his office in Columbia.