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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1917.
BOONE TAVERN TO BE
FINISHEDJBY JUNE 1
Prof. W. S. Williams Tells
Commercial Club of New
LOBBY WILL BE LARGE
100 Guest Rooms Oak and
Mahogany Finish Fire
That the Daniel Boone Tavern will
be completed by the middle or last of
May, and surely in time lor Com
mencement in June, was the estimate
made by Prof. W. S. Williams of the
School of Engineering at the weekly
meeting of the Commercial Club at
the Vireinia Grill today noon. Pro
fessor Williams has been retained by
the Commercial Club to see that the
speciflcaUons made by the club when
it gave its $20,000 bonus be carried
"The building is well constructed
and the plans have been carried out
accurately," said Mr. Williams. "The
hotel will be a building of which Co
lumbians will be very proud.
"It is 113 feet by 88 feet, 4 inches.
The guest enters from Broadway into
a spacious lobby, 47 by 55 feet, at the
rear of which is a commodious fire
place. The lobby is 19 feet high and
has over the ceiling six large sky
lights. The floor Is tiled, with marble
base border. The ceiling is of oak
beam, so as to look as .antique as
possible. Scense of pioneer life will
be pictured in the large stained glass
windows. 'Daniel Boone Tavern' will
be cut in stone at the rear of the
lobby over the fireplace.
"On the west side of the lobby will
be the dining room, entered at a door
by the side of the fireplace. It will
have a tile floor, bordered with mar
ble, and will have a six-foot wains
coating. This will be a very handsome
room 29 by 73 feet, with a 19-foot
"The banquet and ball room, j 37 by
SO feet, and 19 feet high, will have
windows on three sides. This room
will be floored with maple, the only
one in the building having a wooden
floor. There are two rooms at the
entrance to the banquet hall, one for
ladies' wraps and one a smoking
"Besides these special features,
there are 100 guest rooms, with fifty
private baths, fourteen of which are
showers. Each guest room will have
an outside window, and the corner
rooms two. Floors in all the rooms
as well as in the halls, will be of
concrete. Doors will be of birch,
stained to imitate mahogany. Two
finishes for the interior of the build
ipg, oak and mahogany, will be used.
' "On the first floor will be a bar
ber shop, cafe and billiard room.
There will be two electric elevators,
one for passengers "and 'one for
freight. In the basement will be the
heating, boiler and store rooms.
"The framework and stairs are of
reinforced concrete. The design has
been thoroughly checked by compe
tent engineers, which insures the
building being safe. The outside
walls are a foot thick, made of brick
backed up by tile. The partitions of
the basement, first floor and eleva
tors will be of tile and the rest of
iron. All will be fireproof.
"The ventilation will be forced by
an electric fan at the top of the build
ing. Low pressure steam heat will
"The concrete work is nearly done.
The brick and stone work is finished
one-third of the height of the build
ing. Most of the material for finish
ing the structure is on the grounds."
In concluding his talk Mr. Williams
pointed out that a negro restaurant,
a negro barber shop and a junk pile
surrounded the tavern. "These are
hardly fitting neighbors," he said; '.'a
new library and a new city hall would
be better. Around such a group
might be former a so-called civic cen
ter. A new bank building is going up
across the street; the Guitar Building
is a fine structure on the block east;
but this block itself contains not one
good building except the hotel."
John H. Estes of Richmond, Mo.,
congratulated the Commercial Club
on the civic improvements started.
Mr. Estes was a student in the Uni
versity in 1882-83. He said that he
fought for the University when in
school and has fought for it ever since
that time. He had a son graduated
from the University in 1913. ,
Prof. J. E. Wrench, of the history
department of the University, will
speak before the club next Thursday.
1-31. Ankeney Picture Exhibit, New
11. University lecture series: "The
8oclal Worker" by Prof. I. It Ber
nard, in the University Auditorium
at 7:30 o'clock.
It Piano recital by Isaac Edward
Norrls. cnnsuan college auui
tortum, 8:15 p. m.
Jan. 12. Basketball: Missouri ,vs Ames.
Jan. 14. Oounod's Messe Solennelle by
combined University chorus and
Columbia choral society In Univer
sity Auditorium, 4. p. m.; Direction
of Prof. W. H. Pommer.
17. Play Reading Club Meeting. Fac
ulty Union, 730 P. M. Men and
10. Columbia U. D. C. Memorial Pro
gram in Honor or uoDeri .. iee.
Jan. 22. Phi Mu Alpha concert.
Feb 2-4. State convention of the Missouri
Student Colunteer Union.
1. Annual Military Ban, Rothwell
3. John Spargo, Socialist Speaker.
Physics Building. . .
3. Grand Opera. Faust, Cavallerla
Rnntlrnna. I PaellaccL
Feb. 27. Jlee Clb opening 'concert. Uni
versity Auditorium, 8:15 p. m.
CHURCH CLOSES GOOD TEAR
Report Shows Increase la Attendance
The report of the Christk. Church
and its organizations for the jvsar IS 16
shows a net increase' in membership
of seventy-one and a total of S9,034.S2
raised. The resident membership for
the year was 980 and the non-resident
membership, 200. The increase in
membership was 138, which, minus
the loss of 67 by death and removal,
leaves the net increase of 71.
Of the total amount of money rais
ed during the year by the church and
its organizations, $3,012.57 was used
for missionary and benevolent work
and the rest for the regular expenses
of the church. Some of the larger
amounts given for missions and ben
evolences were as follows: Foreign
missions, $610; American missions,
$125; Missouri missions,, $125; church
extension, $100; National Benevolent
Association, $100; Christian educa
tion, $100; European relief, $277; lo
cal relief work, $416.90; Woman's
Missionary Society, $491.
The $610 expended for foreign mis
sions Is for the support of Dr. Jennie
V. Fleming, the Llvng Link of the
church in India. Doctor Fleming's
mothers, Mrs. L. A. Fleming, lives at
1207 Walnut street.
-The present enrollment of the Bible
school Is 1,000, Including the cradle
roll with an enrollment of 68 and the
home department with an enrollment
of 38. The average attendance a
Sunday for the year was 415 and the
average offering, $15.75.
HIGHER REVENUE BILL
HTRODUCED IN HOUSE
Representative Farris Would
Raise Dramshop Licenses
From $300 to $500.
MAY OUST McCLUNG
Woman Suffrage Mentioned
St. Louis Police Salaries
May Be Increased.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY. Jan. 11. Demo
cratic Floor Leader Farris today in
troduced the first bill to increase reve
nue of the state as mentioned In Gov
ernor Gardner's inaugural address.
an increase in state licenses for dram
shops from $300 to 500 a year.
The first mention of woman suffrage
was made on the floor of the House to
day by Representative Chowning of
Monroe County, when he presented a
joint resolution asking for an elec
tion on the question of votes for wom
en. The bill proposes an election on
this question in 1918.
Representative Maroney introduced
a resolution asking for an increase in
salary for St Louis policemen. Con
siderable opposition to this bill is ex
pected when it is brought before the
The Senate continued "to mark
time" today awaiting the selection of
committeemen by President Pro-tem
ENGLAND AND ALLIES
DESIRE A R
keply to Wilson's Note Re
ceived in Washington Is
PREMIER TELLS AIM
WANTS OPINION ON SUFFRAGE
Miss L. C. Trax Will Study Fourteenth
Miss L.C. Trax, national organizer
of the National Woman Suffrage Asso
ciation, will arrive in Columbia next
Monday. Miss Trax will remain in
this congressional district two weeks.
Her purpose is to ascertain the senti
ment of the district regarding equal
suffrage in order to get an expression
ford representative from this district.
regarding the federal amendment Mr.
Shackleford has not yet been induced
into making any statement regarding
Miss Trax will speak at the Christian
Church at 2:30 o'clock Monday after
noon. Other meetings will be arrang
ed for Monday and Tuesday.
Warden McCluag May Be Removed.
By United Press
JEFFERSON" CITY, Jan. 11. A
movement was begun today looking
toward the introduction oi a House
resolution calling for an inquiry to
be made into the State Penitentiary
condiUons in order to determine the
order of procedure for revamping peni
tentiary affairs. Governor Gardner
announced today that a bill would be J
introduced In the Legislature next
week' placing the .penitentiary under
a Board of Control, which will Jjave
power to appoint a warden. This le'd
to the report that Warden McClung
would not be renamed. It was intimat
ed that Chairman James Cowgill of
the Democratic State Committee would
be appointed. Should he decline to ac
cept however, it is understood that
former Warden Hall of Saline County
is regarded as the man most, likely to
be named. . : ji
Lamm Contest Hearing Opened Today.
By United Press
JEFFERSCON CITY, Jan. 11. The
hearing on the contest of Judge Lamm
over the election opened before a com
mittee of eight late this afternoon.
Judge Johnson of Kansas City and At
torneys Rosskopf and Kortjohn of St
Louis represented Lamm.
fU. S. Socialist Party Sends
Out Call to 14 Nations for
By United Press
LONDON, Jan. 11. Demand of the
evacuation of all invaded territory
held by the Germans and the retire
ment Of the Turkish Empire from Eu
rope is included in the statement of
'terms by the Allies in their reply to
President Wilson's note.
. It was understood tonight prior
to publication of the text of the docu
ment, thai additional reparation is
demanded for the Invaded territory of
France, Rumania and Russia, as well
as Belgium; Montenegro and Serbia.
It was learned that the terms also
included a demand for the liberation
of Rumanian Slavs, including Italian
Slavs; the full liberty and security of
all nations, especially the smaller
ones and reference to the reorganiza
tion of Alsace-Lorraine. This is
seen in one of the statements of terms
which is understood to declare that
all territories previously taken from
countries are now included among
the Entente Powers and shall be re
turned. This also refers to the Ital
The general significance of the note
indicates that the Allies demand that
Russia be in complete control of the
MHst Be Real Peace.
By United Press
LONDON. ,'jn. 11. England and
I her Allies, have told President Wilson
they desire peace, but it must be a
real peace. War is preferable to
Prussian domination of Europe. Prem
ier iiloyd' Georgii, told a meeting this
afternoon that this proposition of the
Allied powers had been "made clear"
in the note replying to Germany's
peace proffers, but clearer still in re
plying to the .American note.
It was a vociferously enthusiastic
crowd that greeted the Premier's first
public appearance since his appoint
ment to that station. He definitely
stated England's refusal of Germany's
peace terms and outlined the aims and
purposes of his new ministry and took
the opportunity of reiterating Eng
land's determination to win the war.
tor Columbia and Vicinity: Fair and
warmer tonight and Frldav. Tpmivn.
tnre tonight probably not lower than 20,
uuu uuuic irecuug rnuaj auernoon.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Friday;
warmer Friday and north and west por-
The different atmospheric pressure wares
that control our weather, are traveling
eastward at an unusually swift gait. The
iow mat was near xte untario yester
day morning Is now on the Atlantic, and
the cold Wave that started In the far north
west covers the Plains and Mississippi Val
ley this morning.
The temperature has fallen 25 to 30
degrees in the past 24 hours In the Cen
tral Plains, Middle and Upper Mississippi
Valley, registering zero along the north
ern Missouri border. In western Canada
temperatures are 30 degrees or more above
zero, while from Manitoba eastward they
are 10 to 20 degrees below zero. The freez
ing line of 32 degrees runs south Into
The cold ware will be of short duration.
In Columbia the temperature will stead
ily rise during the next 36 hours, going
above the freezing point on ,Frlday.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday was 40 degrees and the lowert
last night was 9 degrees; precipitation
0.00; relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday
was CS per cent. A year ago yesterday
the highest temperature was SI degrees and
the lowest 20 degrees; precipitation .Oil
Nun rises today, i s a. in. Min seis,
9:0G n. m.
Moon rises 8:32 p. m.
The Temprratarrs Today.
7 a. m. 9 11 a. m. 12
8 a. m. 9 12 m. 14
9 a. m. 10 1 Pi m. 10
10 a. m. 11 2 p.l m. 19
LEAK INQUIRY IS ENDED
TOP BURNS OFF ROOMING HOUSE
THIS HOUSE IS IN HARD LUCK
J. It Miles' Roof Burns 2 Attempted
Burglaries In Three Weeks.
A fire was discovered about 8 o'clock
this morning on the roof of J.
R. Miles' residence, 400 Matthews
street The fire department was call
ed immediately and very little damage
was done. An attempt of burglars to
enter the same house at 1 o'clock
Tuesday morning.-marked the second
time in the last three weeks that it
has been the scene of a futile attemot
at robbery. Each time the men were
frightened away before entering the
TO STUDY STATE BOARD'S WORK
Jaakettag Committee of Legislature
Expected Here Monday.
Jewell Mayes, secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture, received a mes
sage this morning announcing that the
junketing committee of the Missouri
Legislature will arrive here at 2:40
o'clock next Monday afternoon, and
remain until Tuesday to invesUgate
and make recommendations according
to law as to appropriations.
Clothing of Coeds Damaged at 1106
Paquln Insurance Complete.
A fire caused by an overheated flue
damaged the residence of Mrs. W. H.
Brown, 1106 Paquin street, shortly aft
er 10 o'clock this morning. The roof
caught fire in several places and com
pletely gutted the third story. The
rest of the house was damaged with
smoke and water.
Insurance adjustment on the furni
ture has not been made, but the loss
is completely covered. The house is
owned by Monte and Marvin Crews of
The clothes of the women students
rooming at the house were damaged
by the fire and water.
Resolution for Further Inves
tigation Lost Lawson Is
Cleared of Contempt.
By United Pnss
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Investiga
tion of the leak to Wall Street of ad
vance information regarding President
Wilson's recent peace note to the bel
ligerents came, to an abrpt end to
day. The House Rules Committee de
feated the resolution providing ,for an
investigation of the charges made by
Thomas W. Lawson before Congress.
Representative Campbell's resoluUon
for an investigation by a selected com
mittee was also overruled. Lawson
Slayer of Stanford White Is
Arrested for Attack on a
Kansas City Youth.
Takes Refuge in Philadel
phia Home Hiding Place
Revealed by Woman.
By United Press
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11. Harry
K. Thaw, slayer of Stanford White,
slashed his throat and wrist here this
afternoon as detectives were about to
arrest him to answer an indictment in
New York charging him with whip
ping 19-year-old Frederick Gump, Jr.,
of Kansas City.
Bleeding profusely from deep
wounds, he was found In the home of
Mrs. Elizabeth Taco, Fifty-third and
Walnut streets. Dr. Elwood Kirby,
who attended him, said bis condition
Detectives had completely surround
ed the Taco house. After repeated
knocks, they forced the door.
Thaw was seated in a chair, gazing
calmly at the blood, as It spurted from
the wounds. Snatching handkerchiefs
from his assistants, a police officer
bound the wounds, while he sent for
.. The pemoe'rats voted adversely on
every proposition connected with" the
leak.- It is understood the resolution
will be taken up in the House again
The Republican members are debat
ing whether or not they shall make a
OWNER OF ROCIyPORT PAPER ILL
CORN WOR.TH NEAR $2 AN EAR
Frank Saunders, Short-Coarse Stad
eat, Wins 3 Prizes oa Bushel.
Corn worth JL73 an ear is the kind
Frank Saunders, a short-course stud
ent In 1911-12, exhibited at the State
Corn Show held during Farmers'
Week. Mr. Saunders exhibited eigh
ty-one ears which won three prizes
was purged of contempt by the com-JJtotaling $140.50. His bushel of seven-
mittee's action. X' ty ears was awarded the grand
U. S. Socialists Ask Peace Congress.
By United Press ,
CHICAGO, Jan. 11. The National
Executive Committee of the Socialist
party of America today made a new
move to end the world war when it
sent out a call requesting an interna
tional congress be called for June 3
to initiate a plan of lasting peace.
The message was sent by the Inter
national Executive Committee to the
national association in fourteen
countries and the following words
were added: "We urge your party to
support our request and to cable your
reply immediately at our expense."
The wireless was used in transmitting
the message to Germany, Austria and
Turkey, but the cable was used to
England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark,
France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland,
Russia, Belgium and Argentine.
H. T. Stapel Suffers From Paralysis
Is Expected to Recover.
Henry F. Stapel, owner of the
Atchison County Mail is In a serious
condition at his home In Rock Port
as the. result of a stroke of paralysis.
However, his physician believes he
will recover. He suffered the stroke
Saturday afternon while in his office
and collapsed in his chair.
Mr. Stapel is well known In north
west Missouri having been an editor
for a number of years. He has serv
ed in the legislature, and in 1908 was
a candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation or governer.
Mr. Stapel is the father of John C.
Stapel who graduated from the School
of Journalism in 1915 and now edits
the Mail. He also has a daughter,
Miss Frieda Stapel in the University.
Mr. Stapel has attended Journalism
championship prize, a ?120 manure
spreader. Besides this" he took two
other prizes, one of $17.50, his entry
in a contest open only to north Mis
souri placing second. The third prize
was won by a single ear entered in a
contest open to the state. The prize
was $3. His entry was fourth.
Mr. Saunders lives at Whitesvllle.
He paid $20 for enough seed corn to
plant twelve acres. His neighbors
criticized him for paying this sum for
seed corn it was Johnson County
White but Mr. Saunders plowed corn
and said nothing. He gave the field
his own personal attenUon through
the entire season. He now thinks the
results well worth the effort During
Farmers' Week Mr. Saunders sold at'
the corn from this acreage at 3.50 to
$5 a bushel.
RAILROADS' EARNINGS INCREASE
C. H. S. Adopts New Assembly Plan.
The freshman class of the Columbia
High School will, furnish a musical
program at the regular assembly hour
tomorrow morning at the high school
building. The plan of having one of
the classes take charge of the pro
gram each assembly day has just been
$64,000,000 Is Net Jump la Income of
the 185 Large Companies.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. The net
co-operative income of the 185 large
railroads of the United States jumped
$64,000,000 in the four months ending
November 1, last year, as compared
with figures for 1915, it was announc
ed by the Interstate Commerce Com
A. J. Durant to Investigate Epidemic
A. J. Durant research assistant in
veterinary science, left last night for
Louisiana, Mo., where he will invesU
gate 'an epidemic of an 'antmal dis
ease which has been causing a severe
loss of stock in that community.
Kewple Five to Play Jeff City High.
The Columbia High School basket
ball team will play the Jefferson City
High School five in the Columbia High
School gymnasium at 7:30 o'clock to-
I morrow night
Jewell Mayes Gets Desk Set as Gift
Jewell Mayes, secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture, has Just received
an ebony colored hardwood desk set
from the Philippine Islands. The send
er is William E. Brodersen, 140 Sacra
mento street, San Francisco. The
friendship between JMr. Mayes and Mr.
Brodersen sprang up through Mr.
Mayes sending a bushel of paw-paws
to the Panama Pacific Exposition,
which took the gold medal. This was
the first time Mr. Brodersen ever saw
a Missouri pawpaw. He became in
terested in the fruit, and is now ex
perimenting with them on his farm at
Berry Creek, Cal. He Is growing them
both from the seed and from trans
Professor Haadmaa Would Be Citizen.
Max S- Handman, instructor in so
ciology in the University, has filed
his second petition with J. E. Boggs,
circuit clerk, for becoming a ciUzen of
the United States, renouncing hl3 al
legiance to Ferdinand I of Rumania.
Handman's .first petition, which was
filed in Texas, was abandoned because
he went back to Europe before lie had
been In the United States five years.
BRITISH BATTLE CRUISER SUNK
CornnalUs Torpedoed la Mediterran
ean 13 of Crew Missing.
By United Press
LONDON, Jan. 11. The British bat
tle cruiser Cornwallis, fourteen thou
sand tons, was torpedoed and sunk In
the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday, ac
cording to an announcement by the Ad
miralty today. Thirteen of the crew
of 750 men are missing.
The sea aeroplane carrier Beuoy-
chree was also sunk in the Mediterran
ean, the report adds.
Tarts Lose 1200 MeH la Egypt
By United Press
LONDON. Jan. 11. Sin hundred
Turks killed and as many captured
was reported near Elisb, Egypt, ac
cording to a war office announcement
made this afternoon.
INTERNED GERMAN TO SPEAK
Craclble Steel Company Head Dies.
By United Press
PITTSBURG, .Jan. 11. Charles E.
Ramsey, president of the Crucible
Steel Company, died here today as a
result of a general break-down. He
was 35 years old.
University Ad Clab Will Meet Tonight
The University Ad Club' will meet
at 7:15 o'clock tonight in the Uni
versity Auditorium. Prof. L. M. De
foe of the School of Engineering, will
G. H. Lombard, Now M. U. Stadeat, to
Address German Clab Taesday.
The University German Club has
arranged a special meeting for 7:30
o'clock next Tuesday night, when G.
H. Lombard, an interned German of
ficer who is now attending the Uni
versity, will deliver an address on
"Das Deutsche Heer and das Deutsche
Mr. Lombard's home is in Breslau,
Germany, but preferring to remain In
the United States after his arrival
four years ago, he became an intern
ed subject He has attended Ger
man military academies and also has
served in the Teutonic army.
Music will be furnished at the meet
ing by two members of the faculty of
Christian College. No admission will
be charged members presenUng their
membership cards at the door.
3 CASTS IN SAN CARLOS OPERA
For Last Fire Tears, Company Has
Played la Larger CRtes.
The San Carlos Grand Opera Com
pany, which will give concerts In Co
lumbia in the afternoon and the even
ing of February 3, carries three dis
tinct casts of principals, some twenty
in number. Four of these are 'sopra
nos, three contraltos, four tenors and
It is a rare thing for such a large
organization to come to Columbia as
they have had in their tour only the
larger cities such as Boston, Wash
ington, Philadelphia, St Louis, Kan
sas City, Omaha, for the last five
years. The company, which numbers
more than a hundred singers, travels
in a special train. They are being
brought here by the University Dra