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THE EVENING- MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1917.
MORE THAN 2,000 KILLED
Snow Storm Interferes With Rescue Work-in
Town 4,000 Tons of Explosives Are Detonat
ed When Belgian and French Vessels, I mo and
Monte Blanc Collide in Harbor.
All Business Is Suspended and Schools Are Closed
While All Turn to Rescue Work American
Warship's Sailors Patrol Stricken District Eye
Witness Tells of Disaster.
An Associated Press dispatch (his iiiorninir said that one intimate was
made (hat (lie immlier of dead In Halifax would reach '.".,(1110. This esti
mate nas mad I15- a telegraph companj and was wholly unofficial. Xo
litres can he chen by the Associated Press says that the numher of fatal
titles will exceed 2,000.
By Associated Press
HALIFAX. X. S., Dec. ".Stunned
by the magnitude of the disaster that
has overwhelmed the "crescent city ' passed. In the party were fourteen
by the sea." the pgpple of Halifax f young women students from Mount
today spent all" their energies in re1 1 St. Vincent's' Academy.
Ileving the injured, feeding Ufa' nun-I Esmond P. Barry, St. Johns postal
gry. sheltering the', homeless and '
gathoring their dead? ;., 2 ,
A heavy snow storm set in early J
today and, while this in a measure '
impeded the work of relief and res
cue, it served to aid the firemen in
fighting the llames which still burned
fieri ely in many places among the
ruins in the devastated districts.
2.000 Liu's Lost in Collision.
Reports from the improvised
morgues and from hospitals, churches,
schools and private residences seem
to bear out last night's estimate that
at least 2,000 lives were lost when
the Belgian steamer Imo collided with ,
thc Ftench munitions steamship j
Mont Blanc, causing the detonation 1
of 4.00iJ tons of trinitrotulual, one of j
the most powerful explosives manu-1
Help from outside began to reach 1
the stricken city today. Doctors,
nurses and medical and food supplies
arrived on special trains from Truro 1
and Windsor, in Nova Scotia, and
from Moncton, New Brunswick. Oth-
cr trains were reported on the way
and were expected to reach here dur
ing the day. The special train .sent
fnm Boston by order of Governor ;
Mi Tail of Massachusetts, will arrive
Virtually all business is suspended
ami the schools are closed, while the
inhabitants "generally are turning
their attention to relief work. Sol
diers and sailors, including seamen
frrm an American warship which
ru-,hed to the port when it received
word of the disaster, are patrolling
the stricken districts and aiding in
the reue work.
Telegraph Kdiler fines Account.
WiFiam Barton, former telegraph
ein or of the Montreal Gazette and
now t.-aieling auditor for the Cana
dian Iraper.al Manufacturing Com
panv of Ottawa, today related his ex
perirmes during the explosion.
"1 was at breakfast in the Halifax
Hotel. In ten seconds it was all
oer. -Mr. uarton saiu. .v iow
rumble and quake, with everything
reverberating, and then an indescrib
ab'e noise, followed by the falling of
plaster and the smashing of g'ass,
took place simultaneously. In such
momonts, the human mind docs not
hesitate. Cries went up: "A German
bomb, a German bomb.' I rushed
headlong down the hallway to the
door, amid falling glass and plaster,
to the swinging doors of a few sec
onds before, which were now ripped
from their hangings, through great
proje.-ting triangular pieces of glass,
to tho street.
"Here I found myself with a bur
den. .How she had come into ray
arms I do not know. I heard her
hysterical shrieks, 'Oh, my poor sis
ter, riv poor sister.'
"Outside a giant smoke croud was
movi k northward. The danger
seemed opr. I crossed the road, laid
mv burden on the doorstep and re
turn. .1 to the hotel door. I was un
sr:nboil I made my way upstairs to
the looms of two friends. The
re. :i , w or
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cm , tin panes of g'ass remaining
urii nkiii. .Once more I was on the
str. and met my companions on
tho ilrtslnld. They, too, were un?
sc.nl- our plans were quickly
m.i.' w. were off to the iramettlate
vi, ,, , . , ,k Ai.ty
I" m among many theories, we
sue ., .i.i .,,.. ...,t nimiuiiiip ihp innw-
iDg ui. of a munitions ship. We
stait, i toward Citadel Hill and the
further vie went the more horrible 1
appeared ,he aftermath
stri 'i hers met us on all sides
vcrnng into the main thoroughfares!
from the highways and byways. Thc
nnl M"irc t III! i
where, but most
wounded were every
of these unfortunates could walk or
hobb'e along in some way."
Ejenitness Describes Horrors.
Ey Associated Pres
ST. JOHNS, N. B. Dec. 7. Eyewit-
ncsscs of the Halifax catastrophe
reaching here today told details 'ofj
the horrors through which they had
clerk, was at Richmond during the-
worst of the, .disaster. "It was tcrri-
hie,"' he said". "People were dying in
our car like flies. Some of them came
to the place with noses shot off, eyes
put out. faces gashed with flying
glass. Everything was chaos and dis
aster. On one occasion, while we
were working around a ruined build
ing, we saw a little baby fifty feet
away under a burning mass of debris,
crying for help. We could do noth
ing in the way of reaching it and
could only stand and watch it burn
"Men, women and children are ly-
ing in the street and hundreds must
be burled beneath the ruins."
J. C. Gillespie, a train conductor,
said that at Richmond fully 50 per
cent of the building's collapsed.
Xo (hnngc-In Estimate 01 Dead.
l!y Assoflaira Tress
! HALIFAX. X. S
HALIFAX. X. S., Dec. 7. Up to
l noon tOliaj mere nau ueen no CliangO
Mn iVta rtMnrt actimnta ef ((( i!nfl
n mv, iiuiilv i,ohuihiv, u. -.ivvv "v-w'i
from yesterday's disaster. About the
same number was injured, two-thirds
of whom are suffering from cuts
from flying glass.
SUi:i) FOR STAYING IX THE FIR3I
J. ('. Williams Asrrecd to Sell Inter -
i-sf, Then Kefnsi'd, l'lainliif Say.
Suit 1vn filpil VPStPTd.1V ll- thp. CO-
lumbia Feed and Grain Company, May'
T. Woods and Odon Guitar, Jr., against of Missouri College of Agriculture
J. C. Williams and the Boone County j will open January 2. The enrollment
Trust Company. !for the first term was exceptionally
The plaintiffs charge that Mr. Wit-'good considering the labor shortage
liams, who is a members of the Colum- on most farms. However, a large nuni
bia Feed and Grain Company, agreed ber of students were unable to enroll
to sell out his interests to them, and t because they were neded at home,
has failed to do so. Further, it is al-; The second term will bo held at a
leTP(l that the Columbia Feed and timp when farm wnrt is nnt sn nrcpnt
Grain Company has an account subject ajid cccsequently it will not bc neces- p'"ht yrars 1)"t ?avs t,lat tno to"'n
to check to the amount of $147.47 in ' sary for these students to miss the scareeh- socms the same since the out
the Boone County Trust Company and entire course. The eight weeks will "rcak of thc wnr- Because of the im
a deposit in escrow vt 51.703J2. Mr. not necessarily interfere with spring i,orta,,ce of Ha'ifax as a .tv-int of d--Williams
will not permit his money to work. Information concerning thc ',;n,uro- the'e is a constant fear of a
be checked out without his signature Short Course can be had ly application German ra'd by suvmnnne. .
and he will not give his signature. j to the Colleg? of Agriculture. i ....,..', ,1I1,'"1I1V1
Thc plaintiffs want an immediate1 ! "ls J I'H.S IX CHINA
. . . . . . .. ii"iur rrivi' iinvrv th imi i iiitv
settlement in tne matter, nau asKcn
that Williams interests be transterreu
to tne concern as ne agrceu.
COLniBIA GIRLS AID XAYY
Louis Man Pleased With Work of
MN Gray and Her Staff.
C. A. Coppin. commercial repre-
sentativc of tho United States naval
.npniitlniT atntfnn nl f?t .t.nnis: vi5-
ited the local recruiting o.Tico yester
day and said he was well pleased
with tho resu'ts of this week's work.
The men who have enlisted in the ler.
Navy this week are: -
John Henry Stover. Columbia; 3r. I . Man leaches Jiinnery.
Chauncey McCansc, Mount Vernon; I -M- Bnsham, instructor in man
Shannon Selby, Columbia; Orville lal art in the University last year.
McBride, Marionville; Frank Ledbct- now profesw of gunnery at -he
.. I niton Qtfitoc Qnnnl nf Anrnnmii foe
tor. Farmington; Harry button,
Mount Vernon; John D. Fehsenfeld. ;
Trov: Aurol R. Popham. Chillicothe. i
The local recruiting office is in the
Exchange National Bank and under
the management of Miss Fram es
rimv and live assistants; Misses Miry '
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CIark' Helen M,,.?.ei ' JU T i'ow,'ng-
Helen Grove and Helen Aua r.
It. 1(. IlalleiUrf fict7coDmiision.
Lieutenant R..B. Rutledge left this
- -.r. t'..nnn l t.!!I l,?a
parents. He received nis comuiissiou
loc wnml lieutenant in tho coast ar-
tillery last week at Fort Monroe, Va..
up w.ns erauuaxeu iruui uie uiut.--
sity last June. He was a memuor oi
the Tiger football team in 1914 and
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The following officers were elected-
i at a meeting of the Kate Thompson
circle of the King's Daughters with
g c Ellwood yesterday: Presi-i
dent Mrs. James Gordon; vice-presi-!
dent! .Mrs. A. F Xeate; secretary, Mrs.
W. T. Stephenson; treasurer, Mrs. Guy
L. Noyes and treasurer for the hos-
pital bed fund. -Mrs. C. B. Bowljng.
Dec ".Fourteen more shopping days lc-
Dec. 11. First elimination tryouts fori
varsity debating teams University
Auditorium at 3 o'clock nnd Y. iLj
C. A. Auditorium at 7 o'clock.
Dec. 21. Friday. 4 p. ni. Christmas holi
Jan. 3. Thursday. S a. m. Christmas
Jan. H-1S. Fanner's Week.
FIRE DAMAGES WIXSCOTT HOME
Blaze Reaches Second Floor From
it.isriiit-ui iiiiiiraniu in 111 11.
The homo of Mrs. Lulu Winscott.'
406 Matthew? street, caught fire about
2 o'clock this morning and was badly,
damaged. Most of the furniture was
1 . 1.nrnMA I. l.n.1 l.nnn Inimnfl
IHUVC'U UUl Ul'lUIU 11 IiaU Ui-tll umiH".
The fire started from the furnace in
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me uasmeni, u is mougat, aim sjireau
10 tne tirst IlOOr ana up ine wans 10
the second story. A fifteen-minute de-
lay in turning in an alarm and a frcz-
en fire plug allowed the fire to get a.
good start before the firemen could
start work. The loss was covered by
ITALIANS STILL HOLQ
Enemy Repeats Turning
Move of h Vcf"k! -Awn
r, . . -
Rumania in Armistice.
P.y Associated Pre
' itat.iav TTRAnniTATiTETiS l"
NORTHERN ITALY, Dec. 7. The big
operation which the enemy Is at-
tempting in the north is virtually a
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great offensive above Goriiia. At i
that time he broke throuch-the unner "ml; lut;" v"-; nuu a lauiuucKt'u
end of tho line and I thu endangered ' ba'- ll is " " 't side of this
the lower end enuangtreu ( h that situatc( The
Ti,i i rvi'eiiv tiip in.-tinn that ! north cn(1 of hc 3y "gain narrows
is being repeated toX. The Austro- known here a. 'The Narrows.'
Gcrman attack on the Meletta not I North J ,he af n a -
only affects the line in that direction. JaMe Jr-Bedford Basin It has!
but. if the.ene.ny could pierce through been .! that the ent're Br tsh fleet
and drive his way southward to the'00"" find a safe refuge in this .basin.
, , ,, .. , ,. , It is poss bio that the Imo was leav-'
plains, it might place him on the left . ' " " l " . """ li . I
flank of the Piave line.
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It is this quite as much as
tat ta rert ctl
east of Asiago probably is
tndnv thnn hpfnrA Iho rntirn-
stronger today than before the retire
ment yesterday. ,
Rumania Joins in Armistice.
Ily Associated Pros
,JASSY, Rumania, Dec.
:. 7.-rIt has
beeh' decided tftat ' tRe
troops shall pssociate themselves
, witi, fI. t.,.k1oti In tho nrnnnscd
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. n imifit inn ill limirrh t li n. Wnnnnln r a
j have rejected nil attempts at frater-
ttiuusiLi., iitiuuurfii iiil twuuiutnuuj
niztng, says the official announcement
today. Hostilities were suspended on
tho whole front today.
. SHORT COIRSK DEOfLXS .TAX. 2
1 Lareer Enrollment Expected for Scc-
j and Term Than Firht.
Tho uunnil la nf ttin 51inrf
Course for farmers at the University
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T,US F;r -,,)0 . Bw,n rolIccw,
From Residence Divtrict.
Lee Walker, president of the Colum-
bia Charity Organization Society., re-
ported this afternoon that SS90 had
I been collected so far from tho resi-
j dence district of Columbia in the cam-
jpaign to get funds with which to car-i
V, - nn llio w-nrl- nf llio Gnolnlr Tt. nl
dition, O .D. Kellogg reports that about
$190 has been collected from the fac-
ulty of the University, says Mr. Walk-
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at . t!'e University of Illinois. Mr
. ,6"""'; "UJ .'? lc-"-'"s 'e -'
The Lewis machine gun, was recently
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War Siuimcs Committee to Meet.
Thn Miinii. nr,n.n.itn Af i TinM
x" J""""-".- I."""".".-!.- " "IV UUl
.Savings Certificates Campaisn. of
. which Prof. L. M. Defoe is chairman,
,wi" m a' " 'co? :mla' morn-
""s ' "" V""" l.. -V.." ."' ..
-"doiic, -uhij i ..an limn, im
confer with the commit'ee.
".lice cinnlnn trcn!c riniim r.-i
Migg Beulah Stanton was elected
rnairman or tup MmnBm i:iris nt n
nieetinjr yesterday afternoon in thc
y. W. C. A. Room in Academic Hall.
Miss Pauline riowerree explained the
,lutles of the Campfirc guardian and
the way to organ'zo a Campfirc group.
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To Transport 1'ood and Fuel First.
Ily Assoctateil Press
Dec. 7. A general
priority crder giving preferential ship-
ments to food, fuel and government
supnlies was issued todav bv Robert
S. Lovett, director of priority transs&s
THAT SHE IS SAFE!
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Baxter Is in Strick
LOCATION OF .CITY
. TT-i J t r
A&UlLlll tllilA uui.niiui Jl
1 I'irniir inn I rr-irwin nr
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baxter of Hali-
f O V IIHW T'toltlTlO. nl T,rt hnrnn nf T7.Mt
"-v .... ...n life u. iuu uw"J ui near
dent A. Ross Hill, received a telegram
r-n ikn. J..U T-ilJ V...41- Ali-
uiu muii uuugiiiur, Eiiizftutuii, uus
"Awful explosion but all right.
"The city of Halifax, said Mr. Bax-
tor, "stretches along the waterfront
for more than three miles. All that
jwe know- is that the explosion occur-
reu somewncre near the north end,
or north of the city proper. Rich
mond is really a continuation of Hali-
vfiwc to the north, it is made up prin
cipally, of railroad vards. frciirht rtnoljs
and the homes of workingmen.
i "Rockingham is a suburb of the city
and i" located on Bedford Basin sev-
!cral milcs farthcr north. It.is bc
''resilient inn, who was graduated
from Dalhoitsie University at Halifax
" ! iflnof Af.1 41... 4l. i a- it
" ', l ' ' " lo ln
p,ace wl'ero, tn3 Pl"sion occurred
were confusinc and did not agree.
" -trance to miltax or I,
narrow," President Hill said. "The
ikIa. 4UAn ...t.lnH,. :i 1 it -j
illlfi IILUIU1U Oda'll illlUUIl IIIU iir -
'rows when it collided with the Nor -
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"l" "Ul Irm ler ' Can ,,ot "n,lcr-
stand how the coll'sion could have
I taken place at the Narrows. The wa
terfront of the citv is lined with
wharves, but no vessel would back
up- tho bay as far as the Narrows."
ay as far as the Narrows."
an important harbor. Hali -
b-como the most important
- Sirys' a
citv in Rastrrn rnn.mln fiincn lio mil-
tvui v. n. .
liron L,- fl I 1A IV rt L'fni!. I'neir'nl lnin.l
E'erv vessel bound
for Europe must go to Halifax for in-
spection lefore it is allowed to leave
th's side of the water. Th? inspection
! takes place in Bedford Basin.
Tlie harbor is the greatest deep wa -
for harbor. In the Dominion. It is op
en at all times of the year and all
stacs of the tide. No other harbor
in Canada can offer thnss advanta"es.
Tne.c.Uv is full of soldiers ar-d sail
ors all" "the time, and conditions prob-
ablv nrp more llko thnqp in f.nndnn
tha'n in any other citv of the western
hemisphere. Xo lights are shown at
"Lately." said Mrs. Baxter this aft
o'lioon, "not even automobile'? a.re
allowed on the streets with llshts."
Mrs. Baxter has lived th"re fortv-
Vimiiiri.st One, of
' Ren Pond, a Ch'nese student in the
School of Engineering, received a let-
t"r yesterday from his home in Can-
o". China, telling of the death of
his mother there in October. She was
HI for -no week.
Pond is the vounsrest of fifteen chil-
' drCn nnd i-nnift fo ihn tTnltpd Slnfpa
. . ... .
in 1910 to attend school. He has not
been home since that time. Three
brothers are in business in California
and one in the Philippines. Pond's
i father was a merchant in Canton.
died three vrars ago.
MESS META EITZEX TO ST. LOUIS
Kosjgns Aiicr 14 lears .Ncrtire at j
Columbia Hish School.
Tho resignation of Miss Meta Eit
zen, who has been assistant principal
at the Co'umbia High School for four
teen years, has been accepted bv the
scnooi hoard, illss Kitzen Iia3 ac
rontn.1 -nouinn tuo.ii wmii,nmnf
1 I'viivii icon, muimum.
ics at the Yeatman High School in St.
Louis. She will probablv remain in
'"" n er the Christmas
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W. M. D'nwiddie. prosecuting at
torney for Boone County, filed an affi-
davit before a justice' of the peace
vpsipnmv eiiarcino- nrriii viiii with
forgery. The check involved was for
?12 and made on the Exchange Na-
tional Bank. He Is now in the county i
jail awaiting trial.
Extension Courses in Agriculture.
i The College of Agriculture Is offer-
ing, for the first time, an extension '
.service by which persons may take
correspondence courses and receive
credit toward the degree of Bachelor
r.f Scipnrv in A.r:.lfiir Thp rnnrs-
offered are in soils, poultry hus-
bandry and farm crops.
I'or Columbia anil Vicinity: Snoiv 11.1.
ernoon and tonight, and rolilrr lir mom.
nsr. Snturdny nartlv rlmi.iA .1.1-.
old ae: proliahly icro trmprraturr Sat
lor Missouri: Snow and colder tonlslit.
with cold wave we-t portion. Saturday
partly cloudy and colder. '
o,,'I,AwV,Y!",I:, W1,h,n : r:"'" of
JOO miles of Columliii the loucst teniM-r-ature
tonight will lie zero West; Hi Ix'low
rem North; 10 ahove rem K.ist and South.
Winter weather acconUns to the differ
ent latitudes ns one goVs from north to
S"Ui"i ''"I" throughout the Fnited States
and Southern Canada; In the territory from
.Minnesota west to the H.wlv
is severe temperatures ranging from
rem to 2G helow-.
It is SnOWlllir this mnrnlni. In !.-.....
thence north to Caiiad 1, and west ti the
Hockles; rain continues on the Xortli l'a-
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ii" likely" i.rev'a'l nme.Vler ,,,'pr
The highest tcmm-nitnre iii C.liimi.l-, 1
Jpj"l.iy w.is 111 ami the lowest last
hmni.my "2 "! i'l' jeMer'hiy MVenT
A Tt'ar aso jestenlay the highest temper-'
tatioii ono inch prcipi-
Sun ri-es today 7:ir a. 111. Sun sets
4:47 p. m.
Moon rles 12:23 a. m
COLO WAVE IS COII
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..1 empcrature Wilt Be Down
fO Zero Here TomOf-
' The temperature probably will drop
to zero here by tomorrow- night, ac
cordInB to the prediction of the Weafti-
cording to the prediction of the Weatti
er Hirui. A cold wave is on the way
mill Will rnflfh (to srklrTnct inmnt-rfitt
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n-Bht- Within a radius of 200 miles
of Columbia, temperature will range
from te degrees below zero to ten
y... , w.viTYN STVTFMPXT
31 K. JAI-M M fr Sr.HUIBT
CIlI,, , , VllhVslvt ,n a Celnm-
. Wa v
The aiticlc in an afternoon neivsra -
'per of Decembcr 5 under the caption,
"Disloval Prof, nesismed Tnd.iv." Is .i
mos remarkable brcatin
' ToV SoSrSn?!
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says, but an Australian. ' Australia ,
is a self-governing commonwealth ofi
the British Empire. It is five years i
Rincc l ,eft Asfraa and during this '
ume x nave wnuen lettcrs regularly
1 CVP' two cr l,,r!c woeks ,to th, fo,ks
af homp in Australia. I am still writ-
umt l uave wnuen leuers reguiany
ins letters to. and receiving .letter
Australia. The letter mention-
e1 "' tIle .articIc w"as not intercepted
bv the United States Government but
v the Australian government in Aus-
tralia. As far as I can place it. the
1 le,ttPr was writtcn In 'he earlier part
u iiiio, or at anv rate ueiore me unit- aml cach manager was instructed to
ed States entered the war. I am an appoint a township manager to over
international socialist and am op- see the work of the township mem
posed to war. I have never carried iMp solicitinK committees,
on anything in thc nature ct pro- T,, ....., nrranizntinn of the
Goa" pronaganda cither in the
Limeu Biaia ur in una..u. i din
not u!slo'al t0 either the
, J"8tes or to Australia
The paper savs: "Jauncey broke
down and admitted that he had writ
ten letters to his brothers." I did not
"break down and admlt," because
sueli an admission would be suner-
fluous. All mv friends know that II
w-rite letters li-m", that I am an Aus-1
trnl'an. that I am an international so-i ,
cialist and that I am as anti-German
mid no nntl-trnicdi- .c nnvhnilr
It seems to me to bo whollv unfair
that I should be confronted with an "ol uvea l,u" lIlu,r uuura- 1,,m "'"
exfact from a private letter written work a hardship on Columbia house
to an Australian in Australia before wivcs wno have becn accustomed to
thn I'nitcl stntrn pnfprpd th war.
The whole letter was not produced and
there was no date attached to the ex-
tract. If th whole of the corres-
pondenco between mvself and my peo -
pie were given it would give an entire -
ly different meaning to the words
i ouot-d in the extract.
Mv resignation is not to be taken
t on- M-n,. no mi nilmlcalnn ll.fit T am
disloval. but as an action taken to
sa'-c thc University from further em-
barrasgment on my account,
G. E. M. JAUNCEY
TIIE REV. J. 15. BOLLMAX DIES
Society for flio Friendless Supcrin
fendent VtsitotI Here Often.
The Rev. James B. Bollman. gen-' Court yesterday against Fannie M.
oral superintendent of the Society ' Mcc amJ th,J City of Columbia, ask
for tie Friendless, who had visited ns for $2,0(10 damages as compensa
Columbia often in tho interests of his '" for Injuries she received when
societv. died Wednesday at the Ger- she fell oer a fence on Orr street.
man Hospital in Kansas Citv. He ' The plaintiff alleges that the de
was 60 vears o'd and had been a fendants jointly allowed the fence
mtni.fnr -ntv-ninp vonrs TTo wont
I'"" r ,"" i - " tii
" ' Vtoratea ln Devil's ke
FoT(mt m(J D J
ison and Dallas. Tex.. Warn- ,-o. Kan.. '
ar-d New Mexico. Besides hi widow. ' ease will De tneu in tne janu
Mrs. Jennie E. Bollman, he is snr- "y term of Circuit Court. Dan C.
vived by four daughters: Mrs
n n .
Cartmel of Kansas City. Mra. W. e.
iVnaerson oi ceuuim. .urs. . n. liju-;
can or Llkins, Attc., ami .Miss iistner
Bollman of Kansas City.
3IRS. 0. F. BICVDFOKD ILL
ColiimMa Woman Was Tal.cn to St.
Lonis for Operation Today.
Mrs. O. F. Bradford became sud-
dnlv ill this afternoon about 1 o'clock,
She left for Barnes Hospital, SL Louis .
on the 1:40 o'clock train and was j
ai - rnmninlcil hv her husband. Dr. O.
F. Bradford. An operation will prob-
ably .fce necessary.
Both Houses Pass Resolution
Today Signature of the
STONE LEADS SENATE
Missourian Gives Reasons
for Action La Fpllctte
Does Not Vote.
Hy Associated Press
WASHINGTON', Dec. 7. The decla
ration of war on Austria-Hungary
was passed by both houses of Congress
today with a brier debate.
! Prpsi,lent Wilson's signature is now
the only thing required to make the
The House accepted the Senate res
olution. As the House debate drew to
ward its close, the leaders agreed
to substitute the Senate resolution for
the one reported by the 'House com
mittee and thus make the declaration
of war a fact tonight.
Sometime after the voting- was over
in the Senate, L-aFoIIette returned to
the chamber and announced that ho
would have voted against the declara
tion had he been present, unless it had
been amended to provide that the Unit
ed'Stafcs would not be a party to any
agreement -to take any territory held
by Austria-Hungarv prior to August
.Stone Introduces Declaration.
'. Itv Ak4iirtttiu1 Drocs
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j WASHINGTON. Dar, 7.-Senator
, Stone tf the Foreign Relations Com-
mittee today introduced the Senate
(war resolution against Austria-Hunga-
ClZ t r lmmetlle f0-
Bes ides the reason for doc aring
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t allj and : as . aucl i has committed
warlike acts against the United States,
'Spmin, c.nno .iiro.i h,
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further reasons including the fact
tiit incmii, na tii- i .
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. Belgium comprise one battlefrcnt, Am-
crican troops might at any time be
REI CROSS SIAX.UiKItS MKKT
sixiu nistrlct dlust Secure :;,W0
The county managers forlhe sixth
district in the Red Cross Christmas
membership campaign, met with E.
Sydney Stephens, manager of the
district,, at the .Daniel Boone Tavern
at noon todaJ.
pIans fnr .," or!rnriizntinn .and nnh-
Iicity of Ule campaign Were discussed
ne,i Cross is planning to add 1S.000,-
000 new- In0muerg between now and
Christmas. The share of thi3 dis
trict, which includes seven" counties.
is to secure SOi0o0 cw merabers
JIEAT MARKETS CLOSED Sl'XDAY
(Vuiucil to Enforce Orilinanri
Calling for flowed Doors.
Columbia meat markets will no
longer be open Sunday mornings. In
the past they have been open and de-
llverIes were rAa(ic- llut nowi!,ey wil1
. Having tlioir meat orders lor bunuay
dinner delivered to their doors early
The closing of the markets is due
l to tIie ac'ion of lha City Council. An
' ordinance nas long ueen in effect.
' maklnK " Illesa! ror any Dusmcss
firm to transact business on Sundays,
uut tne cit' Council has been lenient
OTl tilG meat markets UP Until this
tinic. Starting with this week, meat
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for Sunday will hae to be bought
JULIA ALTOX SUES FOR $2,000
City of Colimibia and Fannie M. Rice
Defendants in Damage Case.
Ju'Ia Alton filed suit in the Circuit
to uecome auapwaieu ami to OIOCK
the sidewalk so that she trinoed on it
aBd br0ke tW '' wrenchw Iler
spiBe and was fcy brulse.1 and
maimed from the fall.
carter anu k. l. Anderson are tno
attorneya for the plaintiffs
Arts Students Elect Officers.
The students of the College of Arts
and Science of the University elected
the following officers yesterday aft-
i ernoon: President. Fred R. Suddarth;
vice - president, . B. Shultz; treasurer,
Harry F. Hickman; secretary. Miss
Virginia Wood. Plans were made for
a smoker, which will be ghen by thc
seniors. Juniors and sophomores to
the freshmen next week In tho Union
uuiiumg. tne students or the College
of Arts and Science are also planning
to give a social stunt later in tfro year.
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