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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 28, 1919.
OH COAL IN ft WEEK
Miners and Operators Break
Off Conference While Bliz
zard Sweeps West.
GARDNER INTO CRISIS
Federal Operation of Mines
Cabinet to Meet.
By RALPH COUCH
(United Press'StniT Correspondent)
WASHINGTON', Nov. 28. Govern
ment action to get the coal mines
running is expected here in a -week.
While the West is in the grip of a
blizzard which is about to sweep east,
the coa! miners and operators have
broken off their joint conference.
Government officials have hastily ar
ranged for another conference.
(Attorney-General Palmer rushed to
confer with Fuel Administrator Gar
The Cabinet will meet tomorrow.
The coal situation will be the first
question to be taken up.
Federal operation of mines is one
proposition to be considered, but it is
believed the government would face
the same difficulty as the operators iu
getting miners to work in large num
bers. IiegaJ aqtion by Palmer would not
get the miners back to work iu large
quantities, it Is also believed. Palmer
has .evidences to bring criminal suits
against several leaders in the strike.
Reports were received by him to
day with regard to the activities of
several local unions following order
rescinding the strike.
Operators today promised that if
troops were sent to the coal' -districts
the strike would bo immediately
broken. Thousands would return,
they said, if they were sure of protec
tion. Government officials replied that
troops were available in every local
ity where they may be needed.
Announcement of the nest move of
the governmect in tue coal strike may
be delayed until tomorrow, or per
Fuel Administrator Garfield today
ret about getting the government plan
into shape, following the break, late
yesterday, in the conference of min
ers and operators.
The refussal of the miners to aocept
the wage increase of it per cent, pro
posed by Garfield, brought about the
dissolution of the conference.
Gaarfield refused to give any indi
cation whatever of what action will
It seems Jikely the government will
first try to get the miners, as many as
possible, to go te'ck to w,ork, assured
of troop protection.
President Lewis of the miners and
Secretary Green conferred with Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, this after
noon. Gardner May Call Conference.
By United Mess.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 28. Govern
or Gardner is considering calling a
council of governors and attorney
generals of all coal states since the
Washington settlement has failed. He
will have this., conference plan for a
This plan was indicated by the gov
ernor to the President of the Cham
ber of Commerce here, as the coal sit
uation has reached a crisis in Kansas
Governors Into Coal Situation.
Dy United Press.
DES -MOINES, la., Nov. 28. A con
ference of governors of bituminous
coal states is called to meet in Chica
go Sunday to discuss state operation
of coal mines. Governor -Harlin of
Iowa made this announcement today
following a talk over Jthe long-distance
telephone with Governor Gard
ner of Missouri.
GET 5 CAfiTOF COIL
Town Receives 4 Carloads
and University One Sit
uation Acute. .
With the release this morning of
one car of coal to the Proctor Lumber
Company and three more cars to Dav
is & Watson' this afternoon, the coal
situation in Columbia, today assumed
a slightly brighter outlook. One of
two cars sent to the University has
also been released by J. C. Abbott,
Wabash agent and local coal (distrib
utor. The Columbia Water & Light Com
pany has only enough coal on handvto
last about a day and a half, so Mr.
Abbbott has telegraphed N. B. Casey,
Wabash superintendent of transpor
tation, asking him to request permis
sion of the fuel committee to divert
the other car of coal to the Water &
Light Company. He expects the re
quest to be granted.
Despite the slight relief today. May
or James CM. Gordon of Columbia said
this afternoon that the situation is
still acute, and that 'with cold weath
er here it would be a good while be
fore conditions should 'become any
where near normal. The telephones in
the offices of the coal dealers are
Tor Columbia and H'lclnity: Rain or
snow tonight an J Saturday. Not much
chance In temperature but moderating.
Xowest temperature tonight SO to 31.
For Missouri: Ualn ot snow tonlgh and
Saturday. Warmer tonight north portion.
Shippers' Torecast: Within ,n radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture during the next SO hours will be 2S
west and north; 30 east and south.
Sleet and snow 1ms continued from and
Including Utah and Arizona eat to Texas
thence northeast to the Lakes, while rain
lias been more or lesss general In the
lower Mississippi Valley and on-tbe coast.
The weather still Is mild along the im
mediate Texas Coast, and In the South
Atlantic States. Elsewhere it Is cold, but
uegnining to moderate tnrougnout tuc
elect and snow have been more or less
general in Missouri and the roads are
sllnnery. Kalu or snow will continue dur
ing the next 3l hours, but the cold will
moderate samew nat.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday was 30; and the lowest last
night was 2C. Precipitation 0.01. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature won
jj and tne lowest was 'JO. rreclpltation
0.00. Sun rose today 7:05 a. m. Sun sets
4:48 p. m. Moon set 9:19 p. m.
Cold Sfiap Comes With Fuel Shortage.
A geheral drop of temperature from
10 above to 7 below in different parts
of the "country caught many people
unprepared because of the diminish'
ing coal supply. Throughout the
Rocky Mountain section the tempera'
ture fall was general and accom
paniedjby flurries of snow. Sleet and
snow and freezing temperature was
the luck In the southwest.
rung incessantly toy persons either
out of coal or who have very little
left. ,, v
Release of the four carloads of coal
today was obtained by Judge H. A.
Collier, local fuel administrator, who
spent yesterday in St, "Louis'a cow
ferenice with the fuel committee.
Judge (Collier remained in St. Louis
today to make a further plea for a car
to bring coal to Columbia from the
Switzler mine, about six miles from
IMr. Abbott' said that of forty cars
recently allotted to this system of the
Wabash seven doads were sent to the
As an inducement to miners to
work Thanksgiving Day at the Black
foot mine, four miles north of Co
lumbia, a Thanksgiving dinner was
served to the men by the mine own
ers. Since the mine receives the
power to operate its machinery from
the Columbia Water & Light Company,
it was deemed advisable to work dur
ing the holiday so that the power
The BlUckfoot mine has' promised to
deliver to the water and light com
pany 1,500 bushels a day, until the
plant has a surplus.
LADY JOT ELECTED
First Woman to Go to Par
liament Was Born in
By United Press.
PLYMOUTH, Eng., Nov. 28. Lady
Nancy Astor has been elected to the
House of Commons, according to an
official announcement which showed
that she had a majority of 1,064 votes
almost 4,000 less than she had pre
The official, results of the Parlia
mentary bi-elections were announced
from the balcony of the town hall.
The election of the American born
Gibson girl, formerly Nancy Lang-
iorne of Virginia, has been conceded.
Plymouth made a holiday of the form
al announcement of the ballot.
AFTER CAR THIEVES
Columbia May Have a Vigi-
Ience Committee In Near
The frequency of automobile thefts
and joy rides in Columbia has caused
certain citizens to take steps toward
forming a vigilance committee sim
ilar to those extra-legal bodies of men
that put a stop to horse stealing
through the country several decades
ago. Dr. C. P. 'Edmonston is the orig
lLulor of the idea. Several Columbia
business men have become interested
and a mass meeting'of citizens prob
ably will be called at the courthouse
sometime next week.
John T. Whitesides, chief of Colum
bia 'police, sad this afternoon that he
received daily from one to twelve no
tices of car thefts from different parts
of the country: Since July three Co
lumbia cars have been stolen and nev
er recovered. Mr. AVhitesides said
that he .believqd there was need of
some such committee as Doctor Ed
BANQUET FOB THE TIGEBS
Victorious Team Will Be Rewarded by
The champion 1919 Tigers win get
the customary reward from Columbi;
business men. It was announced to
day that the members of the team and
the coacheswould be guests of honor
at a banquet, as in the case of former
teams which have beaten Kansas.
Plans for the dinner wHl be discussed
tomorrow or the first of next week.
W. L. Nelson Believes Relief
For Congestion Here Is
MORE HELP, ALSO
Congressman Discusses Polit
ical and Industrial Situa
'" vtion In County.
"Congressman W. L. Nelson, who was
in 'Columbia today on his way hack
to Washington to take up his duties
again as representative of the Seventh
Congressional District when Congress
convenes in regular session on De
cember 1, told a Missourian reporter
this morning that Columbia could ex
pect a new government building as
soon as conditions become settled
"Columbia is entitled to a new go&
eminent building and badly in need
of. one to take care of its increasing
postal business. I have every reason
to hope that as soon us conditions
permit, the money for a new federal
building will be forthcoming."
The Columbia postoffice already has
relief in sight for its congested condi
tion in handling of mails due to lack
of adequate help, Mr. Nelson said.
"I happen to know that Columbia
will soon be allowed all the postoffice
employes that are necessary to take
caro of the malls and to give quick
deliveries and efficeint service to th
patrons of this office in every way.1
, Looks For Saner leadership.
In regard to affairs at Washing
ton, Mr. Nelson denied that he was
any better informed upon the Peace
Treaty than anyone else here at home
who- reads the newspapers, since the
entire discussion over the treaty re
cently has been in the Senate and not
in the House of Representatives.
"The miners' and operators' con
ference in Washington has not attract
ed a great deal of attention in Wash
ington," Mr. -Nelson inferred this
morning. He predicted a saner and
more conservative leadership would
come out of the present - Industrial
"False leadership makes the situa
tion extremely deplorable on the one
hand,"-said Mr. Nelson. "Men of the
Foster type ought to be driven out of
power for all time. On the other side
is lined the big business interests
prompted by avarice and greed. Be
tween these two factions the public
is being ground to a point where the
public can not stand it much longer.
President and Congress.
Congressman Nelson believes we
cannot reach industrial peace until
the radicals on each side are elimin
ated. Then there is hope of drawing
the conservative elements of labor
and capital together, he thinks, be
cause he has faith that there is
enough patriotism in the conservative
factions of both sides to draw them
together In the interests 0(f the com
"Congress is behind the President
in his plans for dealing with indus
trial troubles," said Mr. Nelson. "Evi
dence of this conclusive," he pointed
out, "when the other day both the
House and Senate voted a resolution
to support the President in his efforts
to protect the public and bring about
industrial order. The vote was unan
imous in the House and carried only
six dissenting votes in the Senate."
Very little is heard in Washington,
as yet, about the approaching presi
dential race, according to Mr. Nelson.
Palmer is as much talked of as any
Democrat and a large following of
Republicans is predicted for Governor
Lowden of Illinois, he says.
1920 Issue In Six Months.
"Old leaders at Washington say that
never before was both parties so
much at sea this close to a presiden
tial election. Little talk is heard of
Herbert Hoover and little liklhood is
expressed of General Pershing be
coming a candidate. General Leonard
Wood is known to have some iaduen-
tial friends but it is hard to locate
It is not improbable, Mr. Nelson is
inclined to believe that the next six
months will develop a man and an is
tue. The big issue, as he see3 it, is
the stabilizing of conditions through
out the country. "When some man
develops who seems able to cope, with
the unrest of the country, that the peo
ple can have confidence in, he will be
real presidential timber." At pres
ent, the presidential candidate con
dition is about as chaotic as the con
dition of the country.
Have Evidence On Kaiser.
Dy United Press.
LONDON, Xov. 28. The final list of
those accused of war crimes is now
under "consideration, Lloyd George,
premier' of England, said im the House
of Commons today. About the former
kaiser he said it might be inexpedient
to say anything, but that a mass of
evidence was being collected.
WILL RAISE COUNTY'S
Christian College Drive Will
Draw Nearly $10,000 From
GIRLS GIVE $5,250
Total Last Night Reaches
$43,161 Hallsville Pass
es Goal, With $,310.
With the last week of the Colum
bia drive for Christian College and
the Bible College rapidly approach
ing, the executive committee of the
drive" will be at work this afternoon
and Saturday on final arrangements
by which Columbia will be intensive
ly covered next week and the com
munity's quota raised. The total up
to Wednesday night is 543,161. The
quota is ?G0,00O.
Hallsville was the first community
in the county to go over its quota
with ?4,310. Dean G. D. Edwards, of
the Bible College, who organized and
assisted in the Hallsville campaign,
vlll work the remaining days of the
drive in the country1 communities of
While bad weather may postpone the
end of the campaign beyond next
week, it is now generally agreed by
those in charge that the Boone Coun
ty quota should be practically com
plete by a week from tomorrow night.
One feature of the campaign this
week has been the enthusiastic hack
ing received from the Christian Col
lege community. The girls, in their
mass meeting, pledged $5,250, but, in
addition to this, contributions from
faculty members, former students and
alumnae are being received at a rate
which indicates a final total for Chris-
tion College of between ?9,000 and
As Robert H. Gray, chairman of the
executive committee, said, this means
one dollar in eight of the total to be
raised in Boone County is coming
from Christian College students.
teachers and alumnae.
The list of donations not previous
ly acknowledged up to Wednesday
afternoon, inclusive, but not includ
ing the detailed list from Chrtstllan
Previously " reported' ".. .. $37X11-00
Mrs. Rosa It. Ingles 100.00
Callie B. Ingles Kiradson 100.00
Lieut. Giltner R. Ingles 50.00
Lucy R. Laws .. 100.00
Elizabeth A. Hall 100.00
E. M. Watson 50.00
John, M. Hubbell 50.00
D. D. Moss 50.00
Laura J. Moss 50.00
A. M. Schwabe 10.00
Stanley Sission 10.00
Dr. J. C. Jones 100.00
I. T. Pierce 5.00
Partial Report of Subscriptions From
Christian Collego Students:
Madeline Mackechney, Wichita
Falls, Tex. 500.0Q
Jennie Chivers, Ardmore, Okla. 600.00
Opal, Vera and Velma Tepe,
Canadian, Tex. 200.00
Mary Gilbert, Amarillo, Tex. '300.00
Lulu Hale, Waynoka, Okla. ...... 300.00
Dora May McClure, Poteau, "'--
Lila and Stella Hext, Canadian,
Missouri Club 250.00
Katherine Buntain, Lawrence
burg, Ky. .J. 100.00
Helen Jones, Queen City, Mo. 100.00
Phi Theta Kappa 100.00
Helen Beck, Kansas City 100.00
Sarah Dale, 'Henrietta, Tex 120.00
Oklahoma Club 200.00
Ellen Brooks, Forney, Tex. 100.00
Carrie Pinson, Forney, Tex. 100.00
Clara Oberlander, Waco, Tex. 100.00
Texas Club 100.00
Bernice Turner, Vinton, Iowa 100.00
Georgia Pence, Sterling, Kan. 100.00
Rose George, Liberal1, Kan. .. 100.00
Inez Shannon, Rulo, Nebr 100.00
Kansas City Club 75".0O
Ruth Burns, Oklahoma City .... B.OO
Winifred Brown, Oklahoma City 75.00
Hazel Kirk, Spokane, Wash. j 50.00
Ruth Cannon, Plttsfield, 111. .. 50.00
Lucile Steiner, St Louis 50.00
Laura Lisenby, Marion, 111.
Louise Oooper, Oxford, Ala.
Mary Stickley, Canadian, Tex.
Marjorie Truskett, Caney. Kam.
Norma Kelley, Cranbury, Tex.
Elizabeth Hughes, Scottsbluff,
Helen Bradford, Ihrie, Miss.
Sara Roberts, Ft Scott, Kan
'Elizabeth Elledge, Parsons, Kan. 25.00
Christine Savage, Warsaw' 25.00
Mabel Alexander, Gem, Tex. 25.00
Mildred Hammel, Moran, Kan. 20.00
Anne and Mary Wells, New
Ellen Jayne Tinsley, Bowling
Clara Marie Smith, Jopllm
IRuth Short, Sedalia
'Jessie Taylor, Kansas City
llosebud White, Wellsville
.Willie Faye Corbin, Chickasha",
Mary Flavla Louden, Collins
vllle. 111. 10.00
Lucile Minges, Miami, Fla. . 10.00
Margaret Paynter, Lawton, Okla. 10.00
Total to Nov. 27 $43,161.00
DEMOCRATIC WOMESf MEET
Voters of Fourth Ward Discuss "De
"Democracy as Applied to the
world" was the subject of discussion
at the meeting of the democratic wom
en of the fourth ward which was held
Tuesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. W. E. Harshe. Mrs. W. S. Wil
liams, chairman of the organization
in the fourth ward, discussed democ
racy In what it stands for in the pres
ent administration and how it is ap
plie1 in legislation! and in the treat
ment of recent strikes.
Mrs. Rosa Ingles and Dr. Louise
Dudley talked on the League of Na
tions. Dr. Dudley, who spent ten
months as a Y.W.C.A. worker In
France, said that it was a mystery to
her why Americans let the treaty of
peace come into politics. She said
that among those who were overseas
there was no question of politics, it
was a question of war.
The fourth is the first of the wards
to have a meeting. Representatives
from all other wards attended the
meeting. Other wards will hold meet
When the citizenship classes are
discontinued, there will 'be groups of
study organiezd. The purpose of the
organization is to make the women
more iEtelligent in matters of govern
ment and voting.
Government Asks Evidence
for Charge Jenkins Falsi
By United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. James
Wallace, an American, was killed
by Mexicans near Tampico, accord
ing to a brief dispatch received by
the State Department this afternoon'.
The message came while the depart
ment was preparing a note demand
ing further details with regard to the
imprisonment of Jenkins, American
The killing of Wallace, it was be
lieved,. may make the Mexican; sit
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. A new
note, demanding the details of charges
against William O. Jenkins, American
consular agent imprisoned at Puebla,
will be sent to the Mexican govern
ment government today, it was an
nounced at the State Department
The State.jD'epartmentayill demand
evidences on charges which thevMex-
ican government base their statement
that Jenkins falsified the judiciary re
ports. According to the Mexican reply,
which the government received the
other day, it was charged that Jen
kins falsified a statement and that
that, instead of the charge that he
had connived with the bandits who
held him for ransom, brought about
The State Department will obtain
all evidence with regard to this new
charge and will make an effort to in
vestigate them all before making final
decision in its reply.
It will be several days before the
final decision of the United States will
ber sent to Mexico. The State Depart
ment is now looking to the law of
Mexcio in the belief that the new
"Mexican constitution provides specifi
cally that all cases against formal
deputies and consular officers are
within jurisdiction of only the Mexi
can federal court. If this is the case
the imprisonment of Jenkins is ille
gal. Carranza's Overthrow Imminent!
By United Tress.
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Nov. 28.
Forces under General Obregon are
fighting in the City of Mexico against
Carranza's troops, according to in
formation received here today.
Carranza has been forced to leave
the capital and take refuge In Quere
taro, 140 miles northwest of the City
of Mexico. General Gonzales is said
to be directing Carranza's forces de
fending the capital.
Further trouble is expected and it
is predicted Carranza's fall is Immi
nent COAL MINER MAKES MONEY
So Says 3Irs. John Sexton, Who Is
Suing ror Divorce.
There's at least one coal miner's
wife in the world who admits her hus
band is making good money Mrs.
John Sexton of Columbia. But Mrs.
Sexton claims, In. her suit for divorce
from Sexton, just filed, that during
the two years of their wedded life her
husband was willing to part with
only $2 to be spent on the support of
herself and her ichildren.
Mrs. Sextoni declares in her petition
that Sexton threatened to strike her.
WASTS $2,500 FOB A BEATDfG
Russell Rogers Files Damaage Suit in
For a kicking and beating, which he
asserts he received at the hands of
William C. Liddell, Rnssell Rogers
asks in his peUtion filed with the
Boone County circuit clerk $1,200 ac
tual damages and $1,300 punitive flam
GREAT TIBER ELEVEN ,
"Chuck" Lewis the. Star in
Missouri's Winning of
15,000 SEE CONTEST
Miller's Team Plays 100 Per
Cent Better Football Than
"Congratulations to the team, Coach
Miller and all Missourians on yester
day's splendid "win" Dispatch to the
Missouriam from C. L. Brewer, for
mer director of athletics at Missouri.
"Taps" was sounded over Kansas'
hopes for a Valley 'championship on
McCook Field yesterday. As the game
drew to its close with the Jayhawkers
defeated beyond any reasonable doubt,
while the shivering thousands watched
the last desperate efforts of the heat
en Kansans, as -dusk began to mark
the end of the bleak, dreary Novem
ber afternoon the Missouri band in
the north 'bleachers rose and sounded
the soldier's requiem over the ambi
tions of 'McCarty's vaunted eleven
over the faith the thousands of wear
ers of the Crimson and Blue had plac
ed in "Scrubby" Laslett, Pringle and
The Tigers had already la!l these
ambitions and this faith to rest, but
the band's playing of "Taps" added
the final, dramatic touch to the "game
of games" that -won tor 'Missouri the
championship of the Missouri Valley
18 to 6 Doesn't TcU Tale.
fThe score, 13 to 6, does not "begin to
tell the tale of the Tigers' superiority
over the ancient foe. The Tigers were
three touchdowns, not one, better than
the Jayhawkers; the third touchdown
was made but not allowed when the
ball was called back and the Tigers
penalized after Peterson had zig-zag-ged
his way through the entire Kan
sas eleven for a 23-yard run and a
touchdown. Kansas' only score came
in the final minute of play, when a
lucky 'break paved the way for a
It was a great 'Missouri team that
downed the Jayhawkers yesterday a
team 100 per cent 'better than the TI-'
ge'rs haye showp. themselves to be in
any game this year. Even the most
sanguine Missouri rooters saw their
rosiest expectations fall short of the
reality, as that superb, .wickedly--charging
Tiger line ripped through
the Kansas forwards and the fast
Missouri tacks, with an interference
that swept aside the much touted
Jayhawk ends and secondary defence,
plunged through the line and sped
around the ends for good, consistent
Chuck lewis a Star.
It was "Chuck" Lewis at quarter
back who showed the Tigers the way
to victory but it was a new "Chuck"
that was revealed to the Missouri
rooters, a star of the first magnitude,
who wrote his name high on Missou
ri's roll of honor with such' names as
Alexander the Great, "Ted" Hackney
and "Cub" BIrney. " He was not only
the kicking star that he has shown
himself to be in every other game,
but also a field general of consumate
skill and judgment. In- nearly every
play Lewis figured; he made the first
touchdown and was on the throwing
end of the forward pass that gave the
Tigers their second score. As safety
man he played a great game, plucking
the twisters from Lonborg's toe out
of the air as an outfielder catches flies
and nearly always making good re
turns. At advancing the hall he was
the mainstay of the Tiger offense. No
better quarterback has worn the Old
Gold and Black for many, many years.
And "Brick'' TiutIs, Too.
But If Lewis starred for Missouri
on the offensive. It was "Brick" Trav
is, now assured of first choice as tack
le on the all-Valley eleven, that stood
out among the seven men to the Ti
gers' Una It was Travis that was
down -with the ends on every punt.
dowing Wood and Lupher In their
tracks; it was Travis that was
through time and again, stopping the
speedy Mandeville and the powerful
Pringle before they could start; it was
Travis that was always there when a
Jayhawker fumble gave opportunity
for a" recovery for Missouri.
But Travis was not alone.! It was
the wicked charging of all the Tiger
forwards that swept aside the boasted
Jayhawker defense and that held the
much touted Pringle and his speedy
teammate, Mandeville helpless. A
great Missouri .line Is the one 'big fac
tor that has gained for the Old Gold
and Blaiik the coveted valley title this
Statistics of the came showed con
clusively the superior play of the Ti
ger machine. From snap, oack Mis
souri carried the ball 189 yards, Kan
sas 100. The yardage gained from
scrimmage by periods follow: First,
Missouri 26, Kasas 35; second, Mis
souri 42, Kansas 20; third, Missouri
87, Kansas 8; fourth, Missouri 43,
Kansas 37. Missouri made eight first
dowxs, Kansas four.
Returning kick? Missouri showed a
total yardage of 112, Kansas 57. From
snap hack Tiger backs were thrown
for a total loss of 27 yards, Kansas
backs for 7 yards.
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