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- A THE DAILY MISSOURIAN NINTH YEAR COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6, 1916. NUMBER 56 q&mtTW? wwsr 1 ' JA-s'v 5 j-"v x'HpfEyW'5? JsIsSfL P tvIt jjffEkt """ " "v DRITY OF COUNTY T E. Sidney Stephens Says 90 Per Cent of Voters arc For the Special Issue. TO WORK AT POLLS Repeal Would Reduce Tax Levy Only Ten Cents on Hundred Dollars. The Columbia Special Road District will receive the support of fully 90 per cent of the voters at the election tomorrow. This Is the opinion of E. Sidney Stephens, chairma of the committee of citizens and farmers who are supporting the district Last week six meetings were held over the dis trict in its support. "Only five men were found who were against the dis trict." Mr. Stephens said today. "Columbia will be organized tomor row to win the election. Workers will be at the polls to work for it. Prac tically all of the voters here will sup port the district. There are about 3,- 000 voters in the district, and of the number only 300 or less will vote against the measure. Columbia will practically vote solid for it. This is certain as Columbia citizens are now pajing about SO per, cent of the cost of its support,!' said Mr. Stephens. Victor B. Jones, secretary of the Commercial Club, who has been tak ing an active part in the fight sup porting the district voiced the same opinion as Mr. Stephens. He showed by figures that the tax payers would gain practically nothing by abolishing it. "A general levy of twenty-five cents is now paid to support the roads of Boone County. When the" special road district was organized it was bonded $100,000. This bonded-Indebtedness still has eleven years to run. A twenty-five cent levy is as essed to pay off this bonded indebt edness. An additional ten cent levy is assessed for the maintenance of the district. Now, if the district was abolished the voters would only save the ten cent levy, for the twenty cent levy still has eleven years to run," said Mr. Jones. Mr. Stephens and Mr. Jones said the farmers as a unit would support the district as they realize the benefit of good roads to them and that if the district was abolished the roads in it would sink to the level of the roads over the county. A mass meeting at the courthouse Saturday brought out a distinctive sentiment in favor of the district. Representatives from different sec tions of the county made this evident by informal discussion of its bene fits. E. C. Cllnkscale3 said he was op posed to the abolition of the district. E. W Stephens said it was the most progressive movement Boone County has undertaken in the last twenty five ears. "The County Is recogniz ing the value of good roads, and I can not imagine the people of the county voting against such a movement I am at a loss to know where the op position comes from, and why its sup porters do not come out into the open with legitimate criticism," said Mr. Stephens at the mass meeting. ENGINEER LOSES CONTROL; 7 DIE Runanny Train In Pennsylvania De molishes i; Cars and 3 Engines. By United Press ALTOONA. Pa , Xov. 6. Seven trainmen are dead, four are slightly injured and forty-seven loaded cars and fip freight engines are demol ished a3 a result of an engineer's los ing control of a train of sixty cars on the Pennsvlvania Railroad near a pass in the Alleghany Mountains today. The runaway train dashed into four trains near Hallidaysburg. The es cape of several trainmen was miracu lous. C93 Hunting Licenses Issued. County Clerk Weeks has issued 695 licenses to hunters in Boone County. "There has been a large increase in demands for licenses," said Mr. Weeks today. "The quail season opens No vember 10 and every hunter In the county wants to be the first to try his luck." Hill Ilunckel Back to Kemper. Bill Dunckel, former Tiger fullback, left today for Boonville. Mr. Dunckel has been visiting Coach Schulte Tor about a week. He Is coach of the Kemper Military Academy football team. AVOR ROAD DISTRIC WILL SING HERE IWBH " 3IKs Jean Vincent Cooper, Contral to Soloit, With St. Louis Sjniphony Orchestra at the first Phi 3Iu Alpha concert November 13. THE CALENDAR Nov. C Ilecltnl by Miss Agnes Husliand liead o vocal department at fete linens College In the College Audi torium at 8:15. No admission charged. Nov. 7. Address by President Hill In Uni versity Auditorium on "Voc-itlon it Training in the Modern diver sity." University Auditorium, by the St. Louis Symphony orchestra. Nov. 10, 11. Fred II. Illndge. Y. M. a A. secretary, visits the University. Nov. 11. Football, class championship. Nov. 13 Phi Mu Alpha concert In the University Auditorium. Nov. IS. Bazar of the Mothers' Club of the Iteutou School. Nov. 2C-2S Annual meeting Missouri Con ference for Social Welfare In Uni versity Auditorium. MISSOURIAN TO RECEIVE THE ELECTION RETURNS The Daily Missourian has made arrangements to give the people of Columbia complete election returns tomorrow night. A direct wire will be run into the Missourian office and the returns will be flashed on a curtain in front of the Hall Theater as soon as received. DON PATTERSON' M. U. PUBLISHER Journalism Student Appointed by Cu rators to Act Temporarily. The Board of Curators met last Fri day and Saturday for their quarterly report. Don D. Patterson was ap pointed acting publisher of the Uni versity to succeed H. H. Kinyon who has been elected secretary of the Stu dent Union. Life certificates were granted to Miss Enid Patterson and several two year certificates were granted. L. L. St. Clair was appointed teacher of manual training in the University High School. John Mueller and Miss Alma Betz were appointed as readers in German. Lee Potter was made reader in Logic. Miss Helen Rusk was appointed assistant in Archeology and History of Art. Leslie Farhner was made reader in Geology. Helen A. Hunt was appointed clerk in the of fice of the extension division. J. S. Tartner, assistant in horticulture, re signed and his position was filled by Charles G. Carpenter. John B. Smith vvas appointed assistant in farm crops in the College of Agriculture. The resignation of Bert L. France, county agricultural agent of Francois County, was accepted. L. W. Mosley and F. C. Gillett were appointed assistants in dairy husbandry for the short-course. APPLICATIONS IN FOR TICKETS Reservation of Seats for Missouri Kansas Game Now Being Made. According to C. L. Brewer many ap plications have come In for tickets for the Missouri-Kansas game. All those applying this week will gel in on the first allotment. The largest orders are being taken first. The Missouri rooters " seats are the choice of the north side of the Kansas field directly in the middle. For the benefit of alumni and Co lumbians seats willfbe reserved by ap plication until November 20, then they will go on public sale. There are about 2,500 seats reserved for Colum bians and alumni. The same arrangements have been made for trains as In 1914. The round trip will be $3.75 to Kansas City and $5.35 to Lawrence. These round trip tickets will be good on all trains leav ing Columbia up until Wednesday night Including the excursion train, which leaves that night. This train will have Pullman and tourist sleep ers. Mr. Brewer said this morning that reports from Lawrence show that most of the ticketfrrtve already been taken by advanced applications. POLISH LEADERS ASK REGENT OF GERMANY Delegation Outlines to Chan cellor Plan for Unifica tion of Poland. ABOLISH BOUNDARIES Want Native Council With Power to Draw Up Constitution. Ily United Tress BERLIN', Nov. G. What Polish lead ers believed the most Important fac tor to be considered In the establish ment of a Polish nation were out lined In a statement by the leader of the Polish delegation which called on the German Chancellor here today. The statement carried reports from Vienna said the delegation believed the following decrees necessary: Appointment of regent with full power of government in Polish states; abolition of the lines of demarcation between the sections of Poland occu pied by Germans and that occupied by Austrian forces; calling a provisional council composed most of native ele ments charged with drawing up a constitution and organizing of admin istrative government. Petrogrnd Reports German Attack. By Unittd Press PETROGRAD, Xov. 6. The violent offensive undertaken by the Germans to capture the fort at Samilaentin Is continuing with unabated fury, with the issue still doubtful, the war of fice announced today. .Submarine Sinks American Steamer. By United Press LOXDOX, Xov. 6. The American steamer Lamao has been sunk by a submarine, a Lloyd dispatch said to day. The vessel is reported to have been sunk October 28. Thirty mem bers of the crew were landed at Bar ry, "Wales, by the merchant steamer Tromp. German Dreadnnught Torpedoed. Ity United Press LOXDOX, Xov. G. A German dread naught was torpedoed jesterday off the Danish coast by an English sub marine, the admiralty announced to day. Damage is not known, it was stated. It is known, however, that the German warship was hit. CALLS OLD U. S. BEST, AFTER ALL Prof. C, G. Ross Writes a Letter From Australia to E. IV. Howe. "The United States, I'm convinced, is the best country on earth. Every American ought to leave his country for a while just in order to find out what a fine land it is," says Prof. Charles G. Ross of the School of Jour nalism in a'letter to E. W. Howe, pub lished in the Atchison, Kan., Globe. This came as the result of his' obser vations in Australia. He says that unionism there is carried to the n-th power. The power of the labor party lis such a menace that it drives capi tal away from the country. Strikes are frequent. It is possible that the unions will split on the conscription question. "Australia, as near as I can judge, has been so busy trjing to improve the condition of society in the masses that she has had no time for the in dividual," sas Mr. Ross. "Rents are outrageously high. The houses are built together like city tenements. Since the war the cost of living has increased 30 per cent" Mr. Ross agrees with Mr. Howe, who, in his travel letters from Aus tralia, said that there the people had tried all the reforms now threatening the United States and that the re forms had not worked there any more than they will here. SANTA FE MAY GO TO ST. LOUIS Line Might Run Through Columbia From Mexico to CarrolKon. It is possible that the Santa Fe rail road may extend its lines to St. "Louis, according to yesterday's St. Louis Re public. It is proposed that the Santa Fe build a road fom Carrollton to Mexico, and use the Burlington tracks from there to St. Louis. There have been many reports in the past that the Santa Fe would pass through Columbia should It ever run its road to St. Louis. It Is said that the railroad has already bought ter minal property in St. Louis, but prob ably will use the Union Station there. If the Santa Fe enters St. Louis, It will be able to get much more long distance traffic over its 11,000 miles of track. COUNTY DEMOCRATIC 013.000 A Local Politician Predicts Easy Victory Republicans Also Are Confident. LEADERS ARE BUSY Student Voters to Be Sought Tomorrow Largest Vote Ever, Prophesied. Official election day will begin at G o'clock in the morning and from in dications there will be a larger vote cast in Columbia than ever before. Local politicians and party leaders are putting on the finishing touches this afternoon and are trying to line up all voters, both city and student. AH voting will be done at the court house, as there is but one polling place for the four precincts. A spec ial table will be equipped to take care of the absentee voters and all students in the University who are eligible to vote are urged to register their choice tomorrow. J. E. Boggs, Democratic loader, said this afternoon that Missouri would go 25,000 for Wilson and Gardner, with the ticket a little behind. He also pre dicts that Boone County will go tor Wilson and Gardner by 3,000 or 3,300. "I was in the country yesterday," said Mr. Boggs, "and the prospects were never better for a Democratic victory. We are sure to win. I oan see no way that the Republicans can stop us. The Central Committee, with the aid of the Student Democratic Club, has gotten word to all Democrat ic voters in this county and there is certain to be a big turnout at the polls tomorrow. We will have helpers tomorrow who will be on hand to aid the students In filling out absentee voters' affidavits and we are expecting the largest student vote ever polled in Columbia. When the polls close to morrow night I am confident that the Democrats will have 'held the line'." w EA. Remley,' chairman oMhe local Republican Committee, expresses the same confidence in behalf of the Re publican party. "I believe", said Mr. Remley this afternoon, "that Hughes will carry Missouri by at least 15,000 and that Lamm will'be elected gover nor by a 25,000 majority. Dickey is sure to beat Reed by 25,000 and the rest of the State ticket will be elected, though by considerably smaller ma jorities. Hughes is certain to be elected." Tomorrow will decide which is right. Everything has been done in the way of campaigning and the leaders can do nothing now but wait and see how much effect their work has had. Both parties are counting on a large vote from the students here and special ar rangements have been made to take care of the votes. Twenty-four elec tion judges will have charge of the election tomorrow. WOULD HIKE 500 MILES IN TEAR Christian College Girls In Club to Cover Scenic Boone County. While some persons ride around in carriages and automobiles and admire the wonderful works of nature found near Columbia, about thirty Christian College girls hike to the same spots of" interest. A hiking club has been organized at the college, and it is the aim of each girl to walk 500 miles this school year. Miss Julia Groves, who is head of the club, thinks this distance can eas ily be covered, and more too, but has just placed the distance at 500 miles as a goal worth striving for. Some of the girls are from Oklahoma, Texas, and other states. While in Columbia we wish to see as much of the sur rounding country as possible. One afternoon each week the mem bers of the club, arrayed in tramping togs, may be seen hiking to Rollins Spring, Balanced Rock or some other familiar place. One girl in the crowd carries a pedometer in order that the exact number of miles made on each tramp may be recorded. The girls not only see Columbia's beauty spots but are benefitted by the walks. Doctors claim that walking is one of the most beneficial exercises a person can take. A rosy complexion Is not the only gain; much grace of movement comes in for its share. To Review $1,000,000 Land Case. By United Press WASHINGTON. Nov. 6. The Su preme Court today agreed to review the Oregon-California land case in volving a million dollars worth of land granted by the government in the two I states. THE WEATHER For Columbia and Vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday; not much chance In temperature a little eooler. Fresh to brisk southerly winds becoming westerly. For Missouri: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday; cooler Tuesday and west and north central portion tonight. 1'resli southerly to westerly winds. Weather Conditions. An atmospheric depression of widespread Influence Is cent ml In M.tnltoh.1. It U causing some cloudiness, and strong wind p,ism am to ine Lakes, anu southward In the Plains states. The resulting precipi tation thus far Is confined to the south west quadrant, embracing Wyoming, Utah. Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Mostly fair skies prevail In the remain der of the country; and temperatures still are moderate, although In the Mississippi Valley, and Plains they range somewhat above the seasonal average. Somewhat windy but generally fair weitlier will prevail In Columbia during the next thirty-six hours, without deilded t unices In temperature. Loral Data. The highest temperature In Columbli yesterday was 80, and the lowest last night was H; precipitation. 0 00; relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterdiy, 29 per cent. A year ago yesterd ly the highest temieri ture was 82, and the lowest r3; precipi tation, .00. The Temperatures Today. 7 a. m. 00 11 a. in. 71 8 a. m. Kl 12 m. 74 9 it. m. - K! 1 p. m. 70 10 a. m. 69 2 p. in. ... 77 3 AIDS SLAIN? Refugees Tell of Others in Chihuahua Report Is Later Denied. By United Tress EL PASO, Nov. 6. Every energy of the State Department today Is being directed toward obtaining knowledge of the fate of ten Americans known to have been at Parral. Four Americans who fled fom Chi huahua today brought further Teports of the. murder of Dr. C. H. Fisher at Santa Rosalia by Vlllista bandits. Two other Americans are said to have been killed at Guerrero. After hunting down and killing Doc tor Fisher, the bandits told the inhab itants of the town they were "going to Parral to kill every Gringo there." natives reaching Chihuahua City after the raid told the officials. EL .PASO, Nov. 6. United States government officials were told this af ternoon by a Mexican ,refugecfrom Mexico that he had .information that all the Americans at Parral escaped and would reach the border in the- Big Bend district of Texas in a few .lays. The refugee refused to divulge the source of his information. M. IT. THIRD INSTEAD OF FOURTH Change in Rank Found In Judging at National Dairy Show. The dairy judging team of the Col lege of Agriculture placed third in the National Dairy Show at Springfield, Mass., instead of fourth, as originally reported. A error in figuring was found. E. M. Harmon of the Missouri team ranked fourth out of fifty-four competitors and will receive a gold medal for placing among the first five. The ranking of the team is as fol lows: all breeds 3, Ayrshires 4, Guernseys 4, Jerseys, 5, Holsteins 7 In the last, seven years, since the National Dairy Show has been in ex istence, seventeen scholarships have been awarded, but only fifteen have. been used. Missouri has won four of these scholarships. Nine have been used at the University of Missouri; four at Cornell, three of these by Mis souri men; one at Wisconsin, and one at Iowa. This shows the rank of the dairy department of the College of Ag ripulture among other ,schools of its kind over the United States. TELLS OF STATE CAMPAIGNS Journalism Students Return After Month's Work for St Louis Republic. Gustav M. Oehm and Alec E. Snider, seniors in the School of Journalism of the Unversity returned to Columbia after a month's trip throughout Mis souri following the route of the. Demo cratic campaign rallies and sending In reports of the meetings to the St. Louis Republic. The Republic picked the men to do the work. Intoday's issue of the Republic is printed a resume of the state cam paigns as seen by Mr. Oehmn and Mr. Snider. DEATH LIST REACHES SEVEN Jeff F. Beard, Former- Sheriff, Latest Reported Yictim of I. W. W. Battle. By United Press EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 6. The number of dead in the I. W. W. bat tle with a citizen posse yesterday was raised today to seven, when Jeff F. Beard, former sheriff, died. Although peace reigned here today, 100 business men remained armed. The riot began when a boatload of I. W. W. workers was refused landing at the docks, which were guarded by 135 armed deputies. FOUR STATES HOLD OF Illinois, Ohio, New York and Indiana Will Cast 115 of the Electoral Votes. MISSOURI IN DOUBT Solid South's 136 Conceded to Democrats Opposition Accords Hughes 70. tly United Press NEW YORK, Nov. 6. Tomorrow the American voter will say who will be Ihe next President of the United States, will dictate who will compose the Senate, and will select tho new House of Representatives. Viewinc he situation today, twenty-four hours n advance of the battle and with claims from both Democratic and Re publican leaders, nearly everyone agrees that Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and New York will hold! the balance of power. - The total of these four states in the electoral college is 115 votes, nearly 43 per cent of the 2GG votes necessary to elect a President. The strictest neutrals and even the strictest Repub licans accord the Democrats the 13G votes of the "solid South," comprising Virginia, both Carolinas, Georgia, Florida. Alabama. Mississlnnl. Texas. Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. It does not Include Ken tucky and Missouri, heretofore classed in the "solid South" and claimed by Democrats to be in that division, but by Republicans to be debatable ground. In the presidential race, Hughes is accorded by neutrals 13G votes. The Democrats, however, grant him only seventy votes Maine, New Hamp shire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Penn sylvania and Connecticut. That leaves Wilson with an accorded lead of sixty-six shares in the race. But, un less there is a landslide in the voting tomorrow, the strict neutrals admit that the votes of the four doubtful states will be the turning point. The Democrats claim all four of these states; so do the Republicans. In New York, the state with the big forty-five votes in the electoral col lege, the problem of the Republicans first Is to keep New York City's'nor mal Democratic majority down. The Republicans claim that Hughes will carry New York by 100,000 to 150,000. The Democrats claim that Wilson will win the state by at least 100,000. Between $9,000,000 and $10,000,000 will change hands over the election If estimates of betting experts today are correct. Commissioners here figured be tween $5,000,000 and $6,000,000 will be New York's total wagered while about $2,500,000 was reported placed in Chi cago, Denver, San Francisco, and Cin cinnati with considerable unreported in many places. Down in the frenzied swirl of Wall street bets are being held at 10-8 for Hughes while odds of 10-7 are asked, and some bets placed 10-7 and 10-7 as against 10-7 of recent days. Another report said Wilson money was going up with prospects of 10-9 before night. The rest is quoted at 10-9 for Hughes. 230 PARADE FOR PROHIBITION School Children and Ladies March Through Downtown Streets. Two hundred and fifty school chil dren of Columbia, and members of the Y. P. B. and of the W. C. T. U. pa raded the downtown streets this aft ernoon in the Interest of the Third Amendment. The children sang songs, gave yells, and waved banners as they marched. Some of the banners read as follows: "We can't vote, Neither can ma; If Missouri goes wet. Shame on pa." "Vote for amendment No. 3; Save the boys." "Whiskey and Booze Make children lose." The parade was organized by the Y. P. B. and the W. C. T. U. Both or ganizations will electioneer all day to morrow. British Lose Ground. By United Press LONDON, Nov. 6. A German attack during the night forced the British to evacuate a portion of ground recently won near Warlen court. Fund For Socialists, $21,33$. WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. A cam paign financial statement for the So cialist party filed today showed con tributions of $24,558 up to Oct. 1 and expenditures of $18,483. BALANCE POtf i 4 4 ' 1 i .4 i & J -;$"'- i,- "-, ,& &&$&$-