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Committees Will Report to
Captains of Different
L. M. Defoe Has Charge of
University District and
Student Subscriptions.
S. P. Conley has been appointed
chairman of the main executive com
mittee for Columbia in the Fourth
-.Liberty Loan campaign drive. George
F. Starrett has eon appointed cap
tain of the First Ward, Thomas Mc
Harg, captain of the Second Ward,
John Holloway captain of the Third
Ward and L. M. Defoe captain of the
Fourth Ward. These men will act as
managers of their wards and the sub
committees will make their reports
to them These reports will then be
i. I . gent 10 .ur. uiuej.
!H? The main executive committee ex
pects eacn committeeman, to ue on
time at a meeting Tuesday, October 1.
at the Liberty Loan headquarters, 911
Mr. Conley said he wanted to make
it plain that the men named on com
mittees were drafted for the work
much the same as if they had been
drafted for national service.
L. M. .Defoe, who has been appointed
chairman of the Fourth Ward will
work the 'University district. He
will take application blanks and de
liver them. Those persons who fail
to subscribe will be called upon by
him or his committee. -Mr. Defoe has
charge of all the University and stu
dent subscriptions.
Mr. Conley said that the main exe
cutive committee has been consider
ate of a man's time. The working
time of all the committees will be
from 10 to 12 in the morning and
from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. This
plan will only take four hours of a
committeeman's time each day. Short
talks will be made by Mr. Starrett,
Mr. Banks and Mr. Conley at the
headquarters next Tuesday morning
when the subscription drive starts.
The following sub-committees have
been appointed by the main committee
The men whose names appear below
are requested to report at headquar
ters without fail at lo'clock Tuesday.
First Ward.
West of Third street, north Sexton
road to city limits tLon Schwabe, Carl
Kehr. Arthur Byers, Luther Shelnut.
East of Third street south Sexton
road to Ward boulevard F. L. Lime
rick. Jas, Whitesides, John S. Bicknell.
From Third to Eighth, and between
Wilkes boulevard and Moores boule
vard 0. W. Boutwell, W. S. St. Clair,
W. B. Whitesides.
From Seventh to Range line, and. be
tween Wilkes and Moores boulevard
T. W. Ficklin, B. F. Baker, J. L. White
sides. From Wabash lavenue to College
avenue and between Hickman and
Park Kent Catron, S. M. Stevinson, B.
W. Jacobs.
Between Range line and Tan'dy aven
ue and between Moores and Wilkes
boulevard J. S. Wharton. W. H. Van
deventer. Price W. Stone.
Between College avenue, Rogers
street. R. R. street. Court street, Paris
rdid and Park avenue W. B. Nowell,
Dr. E. H. Smith, J. M. Taylor.
Between Court street, Paris road, R.
R. street and Moores boulevard T. T.
Simmons. Jas. W. Schwabe, Ralph T.
Finley. p. H. Sapp.
Between Paris road, Hlnkson avenue.
Moss, McAlister and Bowling streets
. G. Stephenson, M. L. Rouse, Larkin
Between Third and Wabash. Hick
man arid Park, R. R. street, range line
and Wilkes boulevard J. B. Coleman.
Henry Kirklin, Anderson Schweish, J.
H. Bell.
Second Ward.
From Price avenue West to Third
street, north side Broadway Alex
Bradford. . Goldsberry. John
From Price avenue East to limits
Fifth street between Broadway an'd
Walnut J. e. Higbee, Jack Hctzler. J.
H. Estes
From Price avenue West on south
side of Walnut to Third 0. B. Wilson.
J. M. Hughes. J. p. Heibel.
From Price avenue West between
Walnut and Ash to Eighth street Rob
ert Rogers, Felix Tandy. E. C. Sc,ott.
From Price avenue. East to Ripley
between Walnut and Windsor street.
Including Pratt B. C. Hunt. Chas. Da
rts. A. L. Westcott.
From Windsor street North to Hink-
son between price and .Melbourne
Berkeley Estes. W. H. Braselton. Mr.
From Melbourne East lo Rinlev be
tween Hinkson and Windsor, including
nicnardson street Luther Slate. W. T.
Kcithley. W. E. McClain.
From Ripley East to limits between
Walnut and Windsor J. H. McHarg,
August Raumgartner. Alex Stewart.
From Ripley East to limits between
Hinkson and Windsor M. G. Proctor.
A. Y. Slate. G. R. Guthrie.
Third Ward.
College avenue east to Eastern 11m-
(Continued on Page Four)
lor Columbia and Vicinity: Fair and
cooler tonight; probiklr Debt frot In low
Peaces. Friday fair with .lowly rUlnr tern-
,1!!iIls?.0n.r,: Falr and cooier tonight;
probably light frost north and wet pot.
tlons. t rlday fair with slowly rising tern
perature. t Weather Condition!.
.eaT.y...aln hare llen l the southern
part of Missouri and over most of Oklaho
ma, Arkansas, the northeastern part of Tex
as and the northern parts of Mississippi
and Louisiana ;a this morning the weather
continues unsettled and rainy In the lower
Mississippi and tbenee east to the Atlantic.
A high pressure wave now covers the
Northern Itocky Mountains, and the upper
Missouri and upper Mississippi valley
states; It Is giving clear cool weather to
Northern Missouri and It will be the domi
nant feature lu all of. the Plains and Cen-
irai alleys in another SO hours. While
the weather Is growing quite cool to the
uuriunam mere are no severe tempera
tures In bight.
In Columbia fair cool we.ither will Drevail
me remainder of this week. Light frosts
..c 4irij iu ion and exposed places to
night and Saturday uiglit.
Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was GS; and the lowest last night
was oG. Italnfull O.Oi). Itelatlve humidity
noon yesterday was CO per cent. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature' was
SJ and the lowest was W. Rainfall 0.23.'
(Summer. Time) Sun row todav, 7:00 a
m. Sun sets, 7.-00 p. m. Moon rUes, 11:43
I. m. -
The Temperatures Today.
12 noon...... .64
1 p. m 66
2 p. m 63
3 p. m 64
4 p. m 63
Dr. Dan G. Stine Issues
Statement On Spread of
The following statement was made
yesterday by Dr. D. G. Stine of the Uni
versity medical faculty:
A serious epidemic of influenza is
impending. Serious because of the
high mortality (about twice that of
typhoid) and because of its extreme
contagiousness. The infectious ma
terial is present in the secretions of
the nose and throat and is scattered
broad cast by sneezing and coughing.
Persons wishing to avoid the -ii-sease
should stay out of crowds or
when that is impossible should have n
clean pocket handkerchief that can
be held over the nose and mout.i as
a mask.
People feeling a desire to snsjzo
or cough should be considerate enough
to masK tne nose ana mouth with a
handkerchief. The first symptoms of
the disease are usually a chill follow
ed by fever and severe aching of the
head and body. Mild cases however
may present only the symptoms of
aching with the sensation of taking
At the onset of these or any like
symptoms one should immediately g(
to bed and send for a physician. Great
care should be exercised in regard to
exposure during convalesance as
pneumonia is a common and deadly
complication at this stage.
Patients suspected of having influ
enza should at once be removed from
immediate contact with well people
and their attendants should wear a
mask covering their nose and n uth
while caring for them.
Students should refrain from leav
ing towns on visits, nor should they
arrange for relatives or friends to
visit them.
The epidemic can be kept unler
control and this community made more
safe than the average if every one
will carefully and intelligently co-operate
in trying to observe the few
rules that will prevent the spread of
the contagion.
Every one with a cold should be re
garded and should regard themselves
with suspicion.
No one should cough or sneeze with
out first covering the mouth and nose.
Do not visit the sick and keep out of
crowds. Insist upon the proper se
gregation of those suffering from this
Rememer also that hysteria In b
face of an epidemic Is quite as mls
chievious and in the long run prove
as fatal as a panic in a burning build
ing. Plans are being made by. the Uni
versity Board of Health to control the
spread of the disease and the con
scientious co-operation of the student
body in following such rules as may
be announced is necessary to control
the epidemic If it should invade the
student body.
There have been no cases of Span
ish influenza developed among the sol
dieirs of jthe vocational section of the
S. A. T. C. and the S. A. T. C. officials
do not expect to have any cases since
ho mon In tho cjvttnn am timmlnoA !
three times a day and are not shut up
in hot houses like the students in the
University. It was (declared at the1
headquarters of the S. A. T. C. this
morning that it is the duty of each stu
dent who sees or hears of any case of
the influenza to report the same to
At Parker Memorial Hospital this
morning it was said that there are
some suspected cases of influenza in
the city and there Is flo doubt but that
the disease will appear here.
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County Draft Board Selects
Men forsthe Next Call
to Service.
Class One Will Be Exhausted
of White flfcgistrants
After They Go.
The Boone County Local Draft
Board will send 107 men lo Camp Pike,
Ark., October 8. The men will report
for induction on the seventh but will
not entrain until the eighth. This
call will practically exhaust Class 1
of white men. A few negroes are left
in this class which will be called soon.
A few white men who were ill when
their numbers were called will also
be available.
Harry Jacks, secretary of the local
draft board, said that men who regis
tered on September 12 probably would
be called the last of October or the
first of November. Mr. Jacks said
this would be necessary to meet the
required calls.
The following men will leave for
Camp Pike, Arkansas, October S:
Charles Benton Rutter, Jr Harry
Washington Smith, Hallsville; Wil
burn Columbus Melloway, Columbia;
Malcolm Lewis iMaupin, Stephens;
Frank Forrest Lee, Columbia; Owen
Thomas Nichols, Ashland; Nelson Hall
Walden, Columbia; Henry Lewis Hart
wig, Columbia; Harold O. Tuttle, Co
lumbia; James Graywood Eichelber
ger, Columbia; Harold Herman Lloyd,
Harrlsburg; Arch Guitar, Columbia;
Owen Edward Maze, Ashland; George
Scruggs, Wilton; James Carl Botkln,
Centralia; David Iteese, Jr., Centra
Iia; Granville Persingcr, Centralia.
Roy Clarence Lewis, Woodlandville;
Robert Jefferson Rummcll, Columbia;
Chas. Tapley, Cojumbla; George Wood
ward, Centralia; Logan Prather, Co
lumbia; William McKinley Morton,
Ashland; John Elmer Tuley, Columbia;
Delbert L. Turnbough, Columbia; El
lis Rothwell Tucker, Hallsville; Thom
as Benton Turner, Huntsdalc; Leslie
William Crosswhitc. Columbia; Frank
H. Scott, Columbia; Roy
Shaw, Columbia; Artie T. Bradley,
Clark; Percy A. Wheeler, Centralia;
John C. Wolfe, Woodlandville; William
Wesley Taylor, Harrisburg; Herbert P.
Wood worth, Columbia; Noel E. Wren,
Robert T. Melloway, Easley; Wil
li. Boatman, Browns; James Rich
ard Acton. Clark; Wallace A. Bul
Rlchard Acton, Clark; Wallace A. Bul
lard. Ashland; Fred B. Beaven. Colum
bia; Paul P. Cheans, Easley; James
Price Anthony. Jr., Columbia; Fred
Lee Brown, Browns; Roy Bur
nett, Wilton; Arlie E. Estes, Colum
bia; John William Denhara, Columbia;
Elgle Milton Forbis, Ashland; Harry
H. Achmann, Hartsburg.
George H. Brown. Columbia; Edgar
E. Adams, Centralia; Henry O. As
bury, Harrisburg; Perry William
Wood. Columbia; John P. Fortney, Co
lumbia; Samuel S. Daly. Columbia;
Alex D. McKenzie, Centralia; Porter
Tealson, Columbia; Wayne Drake Mar
tin, Ashland; Roy Edgar Bullard, Ash-
lan'd; John W. Bell, Rocheport; Floyd
Vemer, Columbia; Grover S. Owen, Co
lumbia; Otto Rogers Debus, Sturgeon;
John Fenton, Columbia; E. B. Hunt,
St. Louis; Claud Wilhitc, Hallsville.
John B. Forbis, Browns; Fred
Morris Jennings, Centralia; Joseph
Hayden Chambers, Boonville; Vernon
S. Bowden, Hartsburg; Walter Scott
Gibbs, Jr.. Columbia; Alva N. Caruth
ers, Columbia; Francis D. Cannon, Co
lumbia; Leafy Lee Norris, Columbia;
D. W. Gundelflnger, Columbia; Alfred
Phillips, Ashland; Millard H. Pem
berton, Hallsville; Austin Clint Phil
ips, Sturgeon; Troy F. Crane, Easley;
Galord Green, Clark; Irvln Graves,
Sturgeon; Roy C. Griggs, Centralia.
Louie A. Gilmorc, Hartsburg; Theo
dore Fred Thilking, Hartsburg; Wil
liam Banton Street, Sturgeon; Homeri
Brink. Hallsville; Lloyd Virgil Rippe
to, Hartsburg; William McKinley Dea
ton, Columbia; Ralph E. Wisdom, Co
lumbia; Shannon Lewis Carey, Wood
landville; Sam Marsh, Columbia; Stan
ton Rice, Columbia; William Harold
Hunton, Columbia; Thomas C. Hill,
Hallsville; Roy R. Hulen, Sturgeon;
Arthur Henry Hackman, Hartsburg;
Walter Leccunt. Sturgeon; Elmer Clar
ence Lanham, Centralia; George Hen
ry Lohman, Hartsburg; Orion Dod
lan RIppeto, Easley; James Hall
Reams, Stephens; Warren Cook, Co
lumbia; George Earl Rapp, Rocheport.
Japanese Foreign Minister Dad Re
signed Reransc of Illness:
By United Press.
TOKOYQ. Sept. 26. Viscount Moto
no. Japanese foreign minister in the
Terauchi cabinet is dead.
Viscount Ischio Motono resigned his
position as .foreign minister in the
Terauchi cabinet several months ago
on account of ill health.
Parents' Association to Take Tart.
The members of the Boone County
Parents Association will meet at the
Courthouse at 7:30 o'clock tonight to
make arrangements for taking part In
the Liberty Loan parade Saturday.
Enemy Partially Penetrates
Our Lines on Champagne
Front, Which Extends
From Verdun to Reims.
Several Counter Attacks Near
St. Quentin Repulsed and
Additional Prisoners Cap
tured rlaig Announces.
Dy lii 1 ted Tress.
PARIS, Sept. 2C French troops
co-operating with Americans attack
ed in the Champagne region this
morning, the war office officially an
"At 5 o'clock this morning French
troops in alliance with the Ameri
cans attacked in the Champagne re
gion, the communique said. The
Americans are operating to the east
ward." "In the region of Allemant and
Laffaux between the Aisne and Oise
yesterday evening there were re
newed enemy attacks. Our lines
were penetrated near Laffaux but
we restored the situation.
"East of Sancy in the same region
we extended our gains and took
some prisoners."
(The communique does not make
clear whether Americans are co
operating with the French in the
Champagne attack or whether
Americans referred to are those re
ported in a delayed dispatch to be
attacking east of the Moselle in the
Metz region.)
Thq Champagne front extends
from Reims east to Verdun. There
have been unusual raiding activities
! m l'le ccnler ot" tliis front for the
last several days.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
FRONT, Sept. 23 (Delayed). The
American troops, with French co-operation,
advanced east of Moselle this
morning. They gained their first ob
jective despite German artillery re
sistance. Hy Cnited Tress.
LONDON, Sept. 2C British troops
continued to win local successes
northwest of St. Quentin, Field Mar
shal Haig announced today. Several
counter attacks were repulsed in that
region. Slight advances were made
northwest of La Bassee and northwest
of Armenticrs In Flanders yesterday
and last night. Additional prisoners
were taken.
Attack on 40OIHe -Front.
By United Press.
LONDON. Sept. 2G (7:15 p. m.).
French and American troops at 5:30
this morning landed an attack on a
forty-mile front along the Suippe and
Meuse rivers in the Champagne re
gion It was reported in an unofficial
dispatch received from the French
front this evening.
The Allies already had progressed
several miles when the dispatches
were filed.
Allied Forces Capture Towns
on Shores of Sea of
" Galilee.
By United Tress.
LONDON, Sept. 26. British forces
have occupied the important Turkish
center of Amman on the Hedjaz rail
road thirty miles east of Jordan, it was
officially announced in a dispatch from
General Allenby received here today.
The Turks are retreating northward
along the railroad closely pursued by
the Allies. (The railroad has been
cut by the Arab3 at Derat fifty-five
miles north of Amman.)
The Allies also have occupied Tiberi
as and Semakh on the shores of the
Sea of Galilee and Samara after deter
mined resistance.
Since September 17 British casual
ties have been less than one-tenth of
the prisoners It was officially reported.
(The last official report of Turkish
prisoners was 40,000.)
Hold Shores of Sea of Galilee.
By United Press.
LONDON. Sept. 26. Allied force now
hold most of the western and southern
shores of the Sea of Galilee, according
to unofficial dispatches from Palestine
this afternoon.
President's Office to CIoe Tomorrow.
President A. Ross Hill's office at the
University will be closed- all day to
morrow, because of pressure of work
in connection with .the S. A. T. C. No
one, including faculty members, will
be admitted to the office. J
airs. Zula Case Had aioTed to Higgins
Tllle. iMrs. Zula Case, to whom a telegram
was addressed by the War Department
yesterday advising her that Corporal
Earl R. McNulty of Columbia had been
wounded in action, was located today
at the Confederate Home at Higgins-
viue, .mo.
Mrs. Case, it Is thought, is a sister
or the wounded man. She left Colum
bia with her husband, D. G. Case, and
her father. Max McNulty, September 7
for Hlgginsvllle. They had lived on
Route No. 10 prior to that time.
Jleetlng Will Be Held at 3 O'Clock Sun-
day at Douglass School.
A community sing will be held by
the negroes of Columbia on the Doug
lass School grounds at 3 o'clock Sun
day afternoon. The Douglass School
chorus will be assisted by the com
bined choirs of the four nego church
es, making a chorus of over 400 voices.
Patriotic and folk songs will be sung.
"The Making of the Flag" and "Seven
Reasons for Saving" will be given by
the grade school.
Columbia Attorney Had
Lived in County Practical
ly All His "Life.
C. B. Sebastian. 1311 Paris road, died
last night at the Parker Memorial
Hospital where he was taken J or
treatment Tuesday morning. He was
70 years old
Funeral arrangements have not yet
been made, pending word from his
daughter. Miss Mattie Rea Sebastian
of Columbus, Miss. His son. Captain
Henry G. Sebastian, in charge of the
S. A. T. C at the University of Illi
nois, arrived here yesterday morning.
Mr. Sebastian had been in ill health
several months and was taken to the
hospital after he was found uncon
scious in bed last Tuesday morning.
It is believed that he died of uremic
Mr. Sebastian was born in Kentucky
March 24, 1848. His family moved to
Boone County when he was 3 years old
and settled on a farm on the Ashland
gravel. He taught school and worked
on his father's farm during his early
He attended the University and
was graduated from the School of
Law. He, was admitted to the bar In
1887. Since that time he has prac
tised law In Columbia.
He was first a member of the law
firm of Stephens & Collier and later
became the senior partner in the firm
of Sebastian & Sebastian with his
son. Captain Henry G. Sebastian, as
the junior member.
Mr. Sebastian at one time served as
a city councilman of Columbia and
afterwards served two terms as pros
ecuting attorney at Boone County.
During his professional career he was
local attorney for several years for
the M. K. & T. railroad. He was
one of the oldest members of the
Boone County Bar Association and
was at one time its secretary.
He was active in the organization
of the Boone County Parents' Asso
ciation, an organization of parents
and grandaparents of Boone County
men in national service, and was serv
ing as president of the association at
the time of his death.
Mr. Sebastian is survived by his wife
formerly Miss Eugenia Garner of
Richmond, Mo., and a son and daugh
ter. The daughter. Miss Mattie Rea
Sebastian is teaching at Columbus,
Miss., and is expected to arrive here
for the funeral this evening, or to
Plans for Loan Campaign to Be 3Iade
The Boy Scouts of Columbia will
hold a meeting at the Y. M. C. A.
Building at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
night to make plans for participation
In the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign.
After the general meeting there will
be a meeting of the Boy Scouts of
Troop No. 2. In the Third Liberty
Loan flrive Troop No. 2 sold $60,350
worth of Liberty .Bonds or 70 per cent
of all the bonds sold by the six troops.
The troop has also sold 60 per cent of
the war saving stamps sold In Colum
bia by Boy Scouts.
Chinese Laudryman Robbed
of $22 By a Strange
Negro Today.
A negro went Into the laundry of
Yee Sing at 12 South Seventh street
about 4 o'clock this afternoon and
with a revolver compelled the China
man to hand over all of the money he
had in his cash drawer. The robber
gsi about $22.
No trace of the negro robber has
been found. He jan out of the laun
dry and has not been seen since. Oth
er negroes In Columbia said from the
description given that they recognized
him as a negro, who had been in the
city only a short ime. They did not
know his name.
Germans Continually Firing
on Bulgarians Who Desert
From Battle Line Aandon
ing Machine Guns.
Near Ijvor, 18 miles North of
Prilep, Serbs Are Pursuing
Enemy. Columns Which
Are Retreating.
By United Tress.
LONDON, Sept. 26. "British
troops entered Bulgarian territory
yesterday," it was officially an
nounced today.
"Yesterday the British entered
Bulgaria opposite Kosturino," the
Salonika communique reported.
Kosturino is on the main Strumit-za-Doiran
highway, two miles with
in Bulgarian territory and four
miles directly south of the important
Bulgarian center of Strumitza.
German troops are continually fir
ing on Bulgarians who desert from
the battle line, it was cJfficially an
nounced by the Serbian war office
in the communique received here to
German prisoners, according to
the communique, complain that the
Bulgarians intentionally abandon
great numbers of German machine
Among materials captured were
nineteen guns, mostly heavy, includ
ing one of 210 millimeter calibre.
The Serbian official statement con
tinues, "Our advance along the Prilep
Veles road will have Important results.
Near Ijvor, IS miles north of Prilep
and eleven miles south of Veles, we
are pursuing enemy columns which
are retreating, completed routed.
"A great number of wagons and ma
terials are in our hands." T
By United Tress.
LONDON, Sept. 26. The important
Bulgarian center of Istip has been
captured by Allied troops, according
to dispatches received from the Salon
ikl front today.
By United Tress.
LONDON, Sept. 26. Serbian troops
have reached the Kriva Ladavitsa riv
er, eight miles beyond the Vardar, it
was officially announced Tuesday in
a Serbian communique which was re
ceived here today.
Gradsko' station which was defended-
by Germans has been captured.
Bulgarian Armies Split.
By United Press.
LONDON, Sept. 26. The capture or
Prilep by the French and Serbians
has split the Bulgarian armies into
three parts, according to information
received here today.
One portion of the enemy forces
Is northeast of the Vardar, another is.
east of the Vardar, while the third is
west of Prilep. The latter Is retreat
ing toward Albania.
Clear the Dwlna of Enemy.
By United Press.
LONDON, Sept. 26. British troops
under General Poole have cleared both
sides of the Dwlna river in Russia to
a point SO miles south of Berentskaia,
according to authoritative information
received here today.
(Berentskaia Is about 150 miles
south of Archangel).
The Allies apparently control the
Dwlna half way from Berentskaia to
its junction with the Suchona river.
All the northeast Caucasia is now
controlled by the Causacks with the
execptin of Vladlkaukaz and several
of the other towns.
.Ministerial Crisis Reported
Imminent PeaceDemon
strations at Capital.
By United Press.
ZURICH, Sept. 26. A state of selge
has been started In Sofia, according
to Information received here today
from reliable sources.
The inhabitants must remain in
doors after 9 p. m. The newspapers
are appealing to the people and the
army to remain calm and not lose
confidence at a moment when the ar
my Is in danger.
The cabinet is sitting continuously.
Czar Ferdinand Is consulting with
his generals at grand headquarters.
It Is reported that a ministerial .crisis
is imminent. Some circles predict a
regime under Boris.
Popular peace demonstrations oc
curred at the capital Sunday, Monday
and Tuesday.
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