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E. Sidney Stephens Says 90
Per Cent of Voters arc For
the Special Issue.
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
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.
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
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
3IKs Jean Vincent Cooper, Contral
to Soloit, With St. Louis Sjniphony
Orchestra at the first Phi 3Iu Alpha
concert November 13.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delegation Outlines to Chan
cellor Plan for Unifica
tion of Poland.
Want Native Council With
Power to Draw Up
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
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.
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
"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.
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
Local Politician Predicts
Easy Victory Republicans
Also Are Confident.
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
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
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.
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.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Generally
fair tonight and Tuesday; not much
chance In temperature a little eooler.
Fresh to brisk southerly winds becoming
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Illinois, Ohio, New York and
Indiana Will Cast 115 of
the Electoral Votes.
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
- 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
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
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.
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.
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