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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1919.
HAS HEW PLAN FOR
Prof. W. S. Williams Submits
Outline Less Costly Than
, H. F. Major's.
Cousins and Hockaday Streets
Combine as South Wil
A new plan was presented to the
City Council last night by Prof. W. S.
iWilliams of the School of Engineer
ing, for making safer the intersections
of Ninth and Conley streets and Hud
son, Rollins and Hitt sereets. This
plan is less expensive than the plan
presented recently by Horace P. Ma
jor, superintendent of University
grounds, and will not require en
croaching on Allen place or the Mis
souri store property.
Mr. Williams drew up this plan at
the request of councilmen. The ap
proximate cost for putting it into ef
fect at Ninth and Conley streets was
figured by John Silver, city engineer,'
at $242 against $620 for the Major
Mr. Williams said:
"My plan is to leave Allen place
intact and not touch either the Campus
or the Missouri Store. Alt that is nec
essary is the rounding of the corners
to include a portion of the sidewalk.
A thirty-foot radius a all that is nee
essarv for turning.
"I understand the main object of
the plan is to. insure safety to automo
biles. If that is tne case, the plan that
jou now have under consideration is
too expensive. There are many cor
ners In Columbia that should be
rounded, but If the city compels un
necessary expense, the people will
tire of the project and decline to carry
out the plan In other parts of the city.
Sees Danger In Flan.
"If adornment is carried far in con
nection with the execution of the plans
the main object will be lost A large
memorial in the center of the circle at
Ninth and Conley. as proposed, would
blind drivers and tend to increase
rather than decrease accidents.
"I do not agree with Mr. Williams,"
Joseph Sommerville, city councilman.
exclaimed at the close olt Mr. W1I -J
liam's talk. "Mr. Majors' plan pro
vides for the beautification of the
city as we go and I think thatlt should
The project was referred back to
the city planning committee with in
structions to determine if the Uni
versity would back Mr. Williams plan
instead that of Mr. Major. University
authorities have signified their will
ingness to back the project to the ex
tent of $200 for every corner made to
conform with the plan submitted by
Upon recommendation of Mr. IWil
liams the council decided to take up
the round corner proposition in con
nection -with all paving in the future.
By doing that a great expense will be.
saved in tearing up the corners later
and putting in new paving after the
task has been" completed.
Accordingly, a. resolution passed
earlier in the evening for the paving
of South Fifth street from Broadway
to a point eighty feet north of Maple
street was repealed and the question
referred to the city engineer Xor plans
for round corners to be built in con
nection with the paving.
There being no remonstrance from
people living on Cousin and Hockaday
streets, and those streets Being one
thoroughfare, the council by unani
mous vote changed Its name to South
A resolution introduced by Mr. Som
merville fo the frammg of an ordi
nance making Hitt street, from Broad
way to Cherry street, a one-way street
for traffic was passed. According to
the provisions or the proposed city
law, traffic on that street going south
may use Hitt street from Broadway
to Cherry street as at present, but
traffic going north on Hitt must turn
ofT on Cherry street
The city attorney -was instructed
by the Council last night to amend
the license laws of the city to include
other businesses, the amendments to
be presented to the council at the next
meeting. The resolution as passed by
the council contained a clause fixing
n n,. nr (1! n -rear on fire Insurance
agencies in Columbia.' This money IsH
to be turned into the city impro -.
Would Regulate Plumbing.
The first reading of a bill providing
for the establishment of a board to be
known as the Columbia Board of Ex
amining Plumbers came before the
council last night The ordinance will
be acted upon at the next meeting, u
provides for the regulaUon of all
plumbing in Columbia by a boardcon
sisting of the plumbing inspector,
whose salary is $1 a year and. a mas
ter plumber and journeyman plum
ber whose salaries are $2 . a year.
These men are to be appointed by tne
mayor. , .
An examination fee of $2 will be
charged each plumber In the city an
nually and he must be a qualified
plumber before the board will allow
For Columbia and Vicinity: ftmrttlrd
tonljht and Thursday with rain ThurUay.
ot much chance In temperature; lowest
tonight abont S3.
l'or Missouri: Unsettled tonight oih!
Thursday with rain Thursday and not
portion tonight Somen hat warmer cast
Shipper's Forecast: Within a radius of
JW miles of Columbia the lowest teinjiera.
ture durlnir the next Xfi hours will lie a
Tew degrees above freezing.
A fifty mile off-shore cale prevailed this
morning from New York to .Maine. This
Is an aftermath of the storm that was ofT
the North Atlantic coast yesterday and
Xvhlcli in now well on Its way across the
Atlantic. The Southern Plateau storm has
traveled eastward to the New Mexico-Texas
line, hut, fortunately, lias filled up
somewhat and thus far has caused only
light precipitation. Fair but rather chilly
weather has oreralled In most of the
I'lalns, Central Valleys aud over the east
ern half of the conntry.
The Southwest depression will likely
travel east-northeast, bringing rain to the
lower Missouri Valley by1 or before Thurs
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 40; and the lowest last
night was 31. Precipitation 0 00. Relative
humidity noon yesterday was TO per cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest tem
perature was r.l and the lowest was 20.
Sun rose today 0:" a. m. Sun sets i-51
p. ni. Moon rises 10:4i p. m. -,
The Temperature Today. t
7 a. tn ni
S a. m 33
9 a. m 30
10 a. in.... 31)
11 a. m 41
12 noon.. 41
1 p. m 49
2 p. m 4!)
3 p. m no
4 p. m 4
him to work at his trade in Columbia.
On the other hand all plumbing in the
city unless of a minor nature must be
done, by a plumber who is approved
by the board. The size and kind of
pipes aud other supplies to be used in
all plumbing -work is specified in the
ordinance and the board must sec that
the plumbers and people if the city
maintain regulation plumbing.
The report of N. Y. Harding who au
dited the books of Berry W. Jacobs,
sity collector from April 1, 1918 to
January 1, 1919, was accepted and ap
proved by the Council. The report
1918 Land and Personal Tax,
1917 and prior delinquent tax 2,542.53
Fees and Interest on Delin
General and. Merchants li-
v. censes ..J-
Merchants Ad Valorem tax
-Ths amrnmt'Of-taies'-uncoHected on'
January 1 was:
Land, tax $3,945.12
Personal lax 1.242.S2
BEGIN ONJICE PACT
Delegates Plan to Have Out
line Complete When Wil
BY FRED S. FERGUSON'
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
PARIS, Feb. 19. -American, British,
French and Italian delegates discuss
ed the program for a preliminary
peace today with the intention of hav
ing the outline complete when Presi
dent Wilson returns to Paris. Belief
was expressed -that the pact might be
ready for final discussion by the mid
dle of April. The terms would In
clude delineation of German bounda
ries, definite establishment of her
military, naval and economic status,
and fixation of the amount of repara
tion and the method of payment.
One plan said to be meeting with fa
vor, provides for the abolition of con
scription in Germany for a period of
ten jears, with simultaneous reduc
tion of her fleet.
Further steps toward fixing a basis
of preliminary peace will be taken in
the new armistice conditions which
may be presented to Germany within
a week. These are expected to in
clude: Reduction of her army to twenty-five
Possible destruction of the
Prohibition of mobilization on
the west front.
Further reduction of her navy.
Surrender of all submarines.
Armistice Terms Too SeTere for Him.
By United Press.
BASLE, Feb. 19. Captain Von Se
low, naval representative on the Ger
man armistice commission, has re
signed because of the severity of the
new conditions, it was reported in a
Berlin dispatch today.
ANNAPOLIS TEST TO BE GIVEN J
Students of Hall Coaching Sclnrol Take,
Examination mis iietn.
Ten students of the Hall Coaching
e.i,.ni ...in tnVp exnminations'for ad
mittance to the Naval Academy at An
napolis this week. The examinations
are to be held at the postoffice and
will last three o.ays.
The men who are to take the exam
inations are: Richard Spencer, Lyo
.. -.. -Prank Munroe. Robert
Waddell. John Harris, Rolond Huboel,
Joseph Briggs, Ira Kimes. Hal May
and John Weldemeyer. meir vv
j.. .. Annnfmlts to be graded.
Will u acm i" r-jr -
Those who pass will be notified in
three weeks wnen to rtiui
Small Crowd Watches Blaz
ing Building Before Alarm
Is Turned , In.
ENTIRE LOSS $7,000
$500 Insurance Carried, on
the Building Remodelled
Four Years Ago.
A small crowd had gathered to
watch the black smoke roll over
the tar roof of the Hippodrome Thea
ter at Tenth and Walnut streets be
fore the fire alarm was turned in by
the 23 Transfer people announcing to
official Columbia that its oldest show
house was burning. The fire started
from an unknown source in the rear
of the building at 5:40 o'clock yes
terday evening. In halt an hour the
low green building was charred black
and entirely destroyed.
B. E. Hatton, proprietor of a wall
paper store at 14 North Tenth street,
was the owner of the building. The
entire loss was $7,000. Hatton car
ried $500 Insurance on the building.
A $450 piano, recently moved into the
building, was destroyed, an Edison
moving picture machine, $150 worth
cf electric fans, $500 worth of new
scenery and a $300 furnace. J
"A medium slzdd well beneathvihe
stage was all that was saved," said
Mr. Hatton this morning.
Hatton was running the Haden
Opera house on"Broadway. where the
Boone County Trust Company is now
located when it burned in February,
1901. The next year he started a can
vas airdome on the lot at Tenth and
Walnut. This was the second airdome
In the state of Missouri. In a short
time he moved the "topless" show to
theMot now occupied by the John N.
After three years he decided to come
back to the old stand on Walnut. A
steel structure with portable roof and
sides was erected. A saw dust floor
and long benches were installed for
the patrons of 'ten, twent', and thirt'
who came to-"sntffle thrdugh the ago
nies of "East Lynne." Four years
ago the roof was raised six feet above
the side walls, latice work put in, a
floor provided, and 1,800 opera chairs
The hounds of "Uncle Tom" and his
little cabin no longer reigned supreme,
but "The Hip" continued to be a popu
lar show. Mr. Hatton recalls the sea
sons that he put on two movies and
two vaudeville acts all for a jitney,
only they called them nickles in those
days. The Hippodrome has played to
1,900 paid admissions in one show, ac
cording to Mr. Hatton.
Last spring a roller skating rink
was operated in the Hippodrome
building. A maple floor valued at
$600 was stored in the building and
destroyed yesterday. Mr. Low, man
ager of the rink, had $250 insurance
on the floor.
Hatton the Sole Owner.
Hatton has been the sole owner, of
the building since its erection. W. E
Farley of Columbia owns the lot.
which he had leased to Hatton. In
1916 the Hippodrome Theater was
subleased to W. B. Gage, present man
ager of the Odeon Theater. Gage
changed the name of the play house
to the Walnut Street Theater. Hatton
again resumed the management of the
Hippodrome in November 1918.
Arrangements were made last fall
with the military authorities at the
University to' make' the Hippodrome
the exclusive show house for members
of the S. A. T. C. here. The work
ing of this plan was prevented by the
Three window panes were broken
and the paint on the west side of the
house was badly scorched in the house
east of the burning building and oc
cupied by Mrs. 5V. I. Sexton. Box cars
In the Wabash Railroad yards were
moved out of range of the heat and
WOULD T SOVIET
Senator McCumber Wants
Allied Army to Subdue
nr United Press.
WASHINGTON', Feb. 19. A resolu
tion declaring that the United States
in co-operation with the Allies should
send an army of sufficient force to Pet
rograd and Moscow and other points
in Russia to defeat tDe Bolsheviki was
introduced in the Senate today by
Senator McCumber of North Dakota
as a substitute for a resolution of
Hiram Johnson of California.
Dean 3Tnmford 1o Speak In St Louis.
Dean F. B. Mumford will speak in
St. Louis next Tuesday evening on
"American Ideals and a League of Na
tions." His address will form part of
a series of addresses on February-25
and 26 In St. Louis under the auspices
of the League to Enforce Peace.
FOR ARMENIAN REL EF
First Two Days' Donations
Already Mailed to Head
quarters. COMMITTEES NAMED
To Canvass Business District
Tomorrow W. W. Payne
The first two days' donations to the
Syrian-Armenian 'Relief Fund In Co
lumbia amounted to approximately
$1,000. The executive committee is
today mailing to state headquarters in
St. Louis a draft for $1,000. This is in
response to a request from James R.
Dunn, director of the campaign in
Eastern Missouri, -that all available
funds-be sent today to. St. Louis in or
der to repay money which has been
advanced to equip relief ships.
The Leviathan is on its way to Tur
key with a relief party of 250 mem
bers, provided with $3,500,000 worth
of material, enough to equip complete
ly fifteen hospitals. It Is expected to
reach Turkey March 15. This relief
expedition, the largest that ever went
across, is under the protection of the
French and British governments,
Money to equip it was borrowed and
will be repaid ou of the donations in
the present campaign.
The canvass of Columbia's business
district tomorrow will be In charge of
W. W. Payne, city chairman of the
campaign. Eight or nine committees
will be assigned to work the down
The list of chairmen of the committees-
for the districts around Co
lumbia has been revised as follows:
Browns, Will Carter.
Zaring, Emmett Maxwell.
Grindstone, D. D. Moss.
Bethel, -Mrs. Nat Dodd.
Vawter, Mrs. M. L. Douglass.
Via,E. G. Limerick.
Banks, Mrs. E. T. Truitt
Keene, C. W. Cannon.
Dry Ridge, J. W. Proctor, Jr
Prospect, T. E. Adkins.
AR31ENIAN VIOLINIST HERE
Wilt GIvp Concert Tonight in Interest
mf Fund Campaign. ."""
Haig Gudenian, Armenian violinist,
who will give a concert at 8:00
o'clock tonight in the University Au
ditqrium. arrived in Columbia this
afternoon. The concert will be given
In. the interest of the Syrian-Armenian
Mr. Gudenian is a native of Constan
tinople. He left Turkey when very
young and began the study of music
in Brussels and later in Berlin. He
has been honored by the courts of
many foreign nations.
Mr. Gudenian plays upon a Spanish
violin that has been handed down
through his family from the early
part of the seventeenth century. He
has been in the United States a year.
Thomas Q. Dlx of St. Louis, will
give a talk on the Armenian situation
at tonight's meetingrstating the con
ditions that exist there as gIvenlo
him by Armenians now in this coun
The Methodist Church will have no
prayer meeting tonight to avoid con
flicting with the campaign meeting.
John Dodd Is New Commis
sioner of Columbia Spe
John L. Dodd of Columbia was chos
en commissioner of the Columbia Spe
cialRoad District at a joint meeting of
the members of the'County Court, the
mayor and the members of the City
Council this afternoon. He will serve
three years and will succeed F. H.
Russell, who now holds that position.
Earl .Morris was chosen commis
sioner of the Centralia Special "Road
District by the court and the members
of the Centralia council and the mayor
of that place. Sam Spelman was
'chosen commissioner of the Sturgeon
district in the same manner.
The court also completed the ap
pointment of overseers of all road dis
tricts this afternoon.
LEAGUE DISCUSSION' POSTPONED
Program Committee Unable to Get
Some of the Desired Speakers.'
The meeting of the Columbia League
or Nations Society which E. W. Steph
ens, chairman, had called for next Sun
day night has been postponed indefi
nitely. The committee appointed to arrange
the program was unable to get some
of the desired speakers for this time
and the churches,' which were asked
to co-operate had already arranged for
services on that night For these rea
sons it was thought best to postpone
Centralia Couple Will Manf.
A marriage license was issued today
to Sam W. Woodward, 36 and Miss
Mary Fowler. 32, both living on Route
No. 1, Centralia,
Fell. 1! Kanas-MlsiOiirI Imletlrill game
at 7:31' o'clotk, Hothnell gymnasi
um. Tel. 19 Violin Concert !y Hals (Imlenlnn
and lecture liy Thomas ). 1)1. mi
jlue flttBTlt.Ad tt Blf.l 111. I.tnulll III
Uellef Campaign. S o'lloik, I'niver-
I'eti. 'JO Kansas-Missouri basketball same
at 7:0O o'clock, ISothnell Cymnasl
um. Feb. 20 W. F. Kremlin of the National
Cash Iteglster Couipiny will lec
ture. Feb. 22 1'eil Cross dinner for Iloone Coun
ty soldiers aud sailors.
Feb. 2S lecture bjr Dr. Oeorse IS. Mail-cold.-
Missouri School or Social
Keoiiotny. St. Louts, mi 'The New
Children's Code." S p. in. In Y. M.
C. A. Auditorium.
Feb. IS Last day for handlni; In orations.
lor tne preliminary to the Missou
ri Valley Oratorical Contest.
March 3 rrellmlnary contest for the Mis
souri Valley Oratorical Contest.
University Auditorium at 7:30
March 3 Election of Spring Festival
March 4 Democratic primaries.
May 12, 13 and 11 Convention of Funeral
March 2S Kansas-Missouri debate In Uni
Senator Poindexter Leads
Opposition to Document
By L. C. MARTIN
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Senate op
ponents of the League of Nations to
day got their campaign for its defeat
actively under way. Senator Poindex
ter of Washington delivered a long
speech to the Senate assailing the
league from every angle. Senator Bo
rah of Idaho wrote former President
Taft asking whether he arid other ad
vocates of the league would agree to
amend the League of Nations consti
tution so as to protect the Monroe
Senator Cummins of Iowa forecast
the injection of the Irish question by
presenting a resolution urging the
United States to work for Ireland's
Opponents of the League today said
the discussions probably will continue
daily in the Senate, in spite of Presi
dent Wilson's" wishes that nothing be
said in advance of his personal ex
planation of the League's constitution.
BUSINESS EFFICIENCY, HIS TOPIC
W. T. Brennan, National Cash Regis
ter Sinn, to Lecture Tomorrow.
A special lecture by W. T. Brennan,
of the National Cash Register Com
pany will be given tomorrow afternoon
at 4 o'clock in the lecture room of the
Engineering Building of the Univer
sity. The lecture will be under the
nncn'cpa nf the local chanter of the
Ainha Delta SiEma. which is affiliated
with the Associated Advertising Clubs
of the World.
All University, college and 5iigh
school students who are interested
in efficiency in retail business are in
vited. Motion picture films will ac
company the lecture. .Admission is
A lecture will be given by Mr. Bren
nanMomorrow evening at the Daniel
Boone Tavern for business men and
LIEUT. C .W. LEWIS REACHES N. Y.
Former Student Returns From OTer
seas Coming Here in Ten Dajs.
Lieutenant C. W. Lewis, former stu
dent in the School of Engineering of
jtle University, .reached New York
from overseas February 11 and will
be in Columbia in ten days, accord
ing to word received by bis wife.
Mrs. Lewis Is a teacher in the Uni
versity Elementary School and lives
at 711 Missouri avenue. Mr. Lewis
was trained at Fort Riley and Camp
Pike and embarked last August. He
was with Ihe Twentieth Engineers.
ENSIGN BARTON ROBNETT HOME
Released by NaTy, Will Enter Parker
Ensign Barton Hobnett arrived last
night from Key West, Fla., after hav
ing been placed on inactive duty. He
has been in the Navy for two years.
Mr. Robnett has been taken into
partnership in the Parker Furniture
Co. Before enlisting he held a posi
tion with the Mercantile Trust Com
pany of St. Louis.
The headlines of an article in the
Missourian about the 'Columbia Equal
Suffrage Club meeting Monday quoted
Mrs. F. F. Stephens as saying that,
"Boone County must treat boys as
criminals." The article did not con
tain any such statement as bing made
by Mrs. Stephens and the writer of the
headlines drew the wrong inference.
Mrs. Stephens quoted from a book to
show that one out of fourteen minors
between 10 and 16 years in St. Louis
was a delinquent and not one out of
fourteen minors in the state, as the
Missourian stated. Through S typo
r,Mr")i prTfirr Mrs. Stephens was
made to say that 118 counties have no
detention homes. The figures should
t,,. heen 112 as the reporter wrote.
Mrs. Stephens says the figures In re
gard to negro juvenile delinquents ap
plied to Kansas City alone.
By FRENCH YOUTH;
Assailant, 18-Year-Old Boy
Named COtin, Fires Eight
Shots One Lodges in Pre
mier's Back Near Spine.
X-RAY WILL SHOW
EXTENT OF INJURY
Victim Was Entering Motor
Car in Front of-Home
Cancels Engagement With
House and Balfour.
I5y United Press.
PARIS, Feb. 19. Georges Clemen
ceau, premier of France, was shot and
wounded by a boy named Cotin as he
entered his motor car in front of his
residence this morning. His assailant
According to the latest information
available at noon the bullet lodged in
Clemenceau's back near the spine and
it was feared the wound was more
dangerous than at first announced, es
pecially because of the danger of
diabetes developing. An X-ray exam
ination was to be made this afternoon.
As Clemencenu was seating himself
in his limousine Cotin suddenly sprang
forward and fired eight shots. Six of
these hit the front of the car. Two
bullets penetrated the glass door, one
striking the premier.
A policeman grabbed Cotin. An
other man whose Identity is not
known rushed to Cotin's assistance. A
crowd gathered and attacked the two
men who were battling with the po
lice. CoUn was badly mauled.
Clemenceati refused offers of assist
ance, and walked back into his home.
A few minutes later a telephone
call was sent to Colonel House an
nouncing that the premier's wound
would prevent his keeping an engage
ment which he had this morning with
House and Foreign Secretary Balfour
Cotin tefused to make any state
ment regarding his motive. He is
about 18 years old. He is a French
civilian a:d is said to live in Com
piegne. Cotin was later said to be a well
known anai-chlst. Clemenceau was
reported to attach no politicarsignifi
cance to the attack.
AH official conferences today were
canceled. General anxiety was ex
pressed despite the statement that the
wound was not serious.
REAL REVOLT NEAR?
German Cabinet Forced to
, Compromise With Com
By FRANK J. TAYLOR
v(Lnlteil l'res Staff Correspondent)
(Copyrighted, 1919, by United Press)
WEIMAR, Feb. 19. The real revolu
tion threatens to break out in Germany
at any hour. This upheaval issnot po
litical but economic and it is being or
ganized by the workmen themselves.
For "the last three days delegates
from the Workers' Council of the Es
sen region havebeen serving ulti
matums on the new German cabinet
Insisting upon socialization of indus
tries, minimum wages higher than the
present maximum, recognition of all
workmen's councils and abolition of
The workers' program borders on
communism, but they have declared
against violent methods "unless abso
The government compromised with
the Sovie leaders today, the latter
promising not to "use violence or to
seize the coal mines and factories. In
return the cabinet promised to speed
up socialization of Industries.
The ministry, however, is said to bo
uncertain whether the Soviet leaders
possess enough power to hold back
Berlin l'rIon Stormed.
By United Press.
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 19. Spartacide
mobs in attempting to, free Karl Radek,
the Russian Bolshevist emissary, at
tacked the famous Moalbit prison In
Berlin Saturday, according to a dis
patch received here today. The at
tacks were repulsed by government
Another dispatch reported Spartacan
outbreaks in Bavaria. Premier Eis
ner's secretary is said to be encourag
ing the Spartacides.
GoTcrnment Concentrates Troopi.
By UnltVl Press.
BASEL, Feb. 19. The entire Ruhr
district wa3 reported today to be in
the handq of the Spartacides. In
Westphalia, :re sanguinary street
fighting is going on in several cities,
the government is said to have con
centrated 30,000 troops with artillery
and mine throwes.
The Spartacides are said to have
forced a general strike In Muelheim.