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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI.MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 1919.
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SI COIL, COLLIER'S
APPEAL TO COLUMBIA
Economy of Heat
WABASH GIVES CAR
Transportation From Swit-
zler Mine Furnished
No Suffeing Yet.
"Save coal, huyr wood" Is the appeal
issued by H. A. Collier, Columbia's
fuel administrator, to the city today.
In a public statement Mr. Collier fur
nished the Missouriam this afternoon
he urges the necessity of economy or
fuel for heating and lighting, tlbe sub
stitution of wood for coal wherever
possible, and the need for preventing
the buying of coal Iby individuals who
have at least ten days' store.
A grave danger confronts Colum
bia as well as the rest of the nation,
says Mr. Collier. Even if the strike
ds settled soon, !he says, Columbia
cannot count on outside coal for at
least thirty days.
Will Get Wabash Car.
The Commercial Club has succeed
ed in securing a car 'from the Wabasfo
Railroad to carry coal from the
Switzler mine direct to Columbia. The
car will arrive at the mine tomorrow
and will bring a car load of coal Into
Columbia every four days.
The Commercial Club has been
working for about two weeks to se
cure this car for the city. The order
sent to the local agent of the "Wa
bash says that the car is to be used
only in hauling coal from the Switz
ler mine to Columbia. If this order
had not been given the car would have
been loaded at the mine anld the coal
sent to some other place.
Enough Until Friday.
"I do not believe that; there is any
one in Columbia -who is suffering from
lack of fuel now," declared J. C. Ab
bott, Wabash agent. "The Columbia
Light and Water Company has
enough coal to last urjtil Friday and
the University lhas a large enough
supply to last until Sunday." Mr.
Abbott explained that the opening up
of the Switzler mine to people of Co
lumbia should tide over the emer
gency ifor the next few days at least.
According to E. E. Brown, business
manager of the University, there are
four cars of coal on the track for the
. University nad the present supply
should last for a few days. After that
the future coal supply for the Univer
sity is uncertain, although it is prob
able that the local fuel administrator.
Judge H, A. Collier, who is now in
Oklahoma City on business, will al
low the University a supply from the
Switzler mine whom the present sup
ply is exhausted.
POOR CAN KEEP
Christian Church Will Be
Used to House Families
' The Christian 'Church of Columbia
will throw Its doors open to the poor
of Columbia and to all who are not
able to get fuel during the coal short
age. At a meeting of the board of
elders and deacons of the church yes
terday, definite action was taken to
prepare the church for any emergen
cy which might arise.
"The coal shortage may cause real
suffering in Columbia it the strike
contmnfes," said the Rev. M. A. Hart
at the meeting yesterday. "It is the
purpose of the Christian Church to
make itself am agent to allay the suf
fering of the stricken people of Co
lumbia in lease a serious situation
The Reverend Mr. Hart said that tine
Christian Churcfi would, beginning
this mornicir. go on a "seven-day-
week" basis. "It is the function of
the church to render service to its
community seven days instead of one
day a week at all times, if there is
anything the church can do. It is es
pecially ne:essary that the church
come to the relief of the people of Co
lumbia at this critical time."
The church will be heated and
sleeping quarters will be tprovided for
those whose homes are too cold to
house them during the coal shortage.
Provisions will also be made to take
care of any tho"1iave no place to go
during the day. Women and children
will be nrovided for in every way
'possible making ;for their teomfort
Those wishing to' use the ichurch for
Steeping quarters will probably be
asked to bring comforts and blankets
URGES PUBLIC TO SAVE FUEL
Fuel AdmInIstratorWants People to
Buy Wood and Spare Coal.
Following is the text of the state
ment made today by the local-fuel ad
ministrator, H. A. Collier:
In view of the present coal shortago
and the crave dancer that confronts
the people of Columbia as well as of
ae whole nation, I ask that the fol
lowing requests be followed, and can
assure the public that the officials
of the city are very anxious that the
rights of no Individual be interfered
For Columbia and Vfclnlty: Cloudy
and somewhat colder tonight and Tues
day; probably light Knott-. Temperature
probably not lower than 20.
For Missouri: Unsettled itonlght and
Tuesday; probably light snow north por
tion. Somewhat colder north and west
portions tonight, and south and east por
Shippers' Forecast: Ylthln a radius of
200 miles of Coltimlrla the lowest tempera
ture during the next 30 hours will be 14
west; zero north; 24 east, and 28 south.
Cloudy weather prevails In the Missouri
iind upper Mississippi idrataaKe njww.
Snow Is falllnc in South Dakota, Nebras
ka, Colorado. Wyoming, Id.Uio, and Utah,
and It Is mining along the Pacific const.
I'.ilr skies prevail in eabtern and southern
The weather Is cold everywhere, exeent
on the Souther Texas coast, and in Flori
da. Temperatures ranged from" 24 to 30
below rero In Montana and Alberta, and
tlie zero line extends into Nebraska and
The gravel and macadam highwass arc
In f.ilr to good condition ; the dirt roads
are nam, nut rough In places. Cold
weather will continue for two or three
iays anu light snow Is probable.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday, was 30; and the lonest last
night was Hi. Precipitation 000. A ear
ago jestcrdny the highest temperature
was 40 and tho lowest was 24. Precipita
tion 0.00. Sun rose today 7:09 a. m. Sun
eis 4 mi p. m. Moon sets 12:23 p. m.
with or, curtailed except in so far as
it wilt" benefit the entire city.
1. Do not buy coal or attempt to
buy it if you have enough to last ten
2. Do not waste coal but make ev
ery effort to save it. Turn off heat in
all rooms not in actual use; heat
houses to 68 degrees; do not put too
To Talk Coal Situation.
The board of directors of the
Commercial Club will meet at 7:30
o'clock Tuesday eight in the Com
mercial Club robins to discuss the
fuel situation) in Columbia. They
request that the mayor, city coun
cil, city fuel administrator, repre
sentatives of the University,5
Christian and Stephens colleges
and t!ho school board be (present at
much coal in furnaces and when you
feedt your furnace do not spread the
coal all over the bed of live coals,
but pyramid It; use the check damp
3. Buy wood. There are many
places where wood can be bought and
it is wise to buy now. Even it the
coal strike is settled soon, which
does not just now seem probable, it
will be at least thirty days before we
get-any outside coal to an appreciable
extent, and if the strike is not settled,
no outside coal may be expected.
BUY WOOD NOW. It is a good in
vestment for the safety and health of
4. All blacksmiths will please givei
the teams of coal haulers, the right of
way at their shops. Attend to the
shoeing of these teams before any oth
ers as no man's business is just as
important at this time as is that of
the man who Is helping production
and distribution of coal.
. 5. All users of electric signs will
please turn them off every evening
by 6 p. m.; except on Saturday night,
when they should be turned off at 9
6. All merchants are especially
urged to turn off the lights in their
store windows the display lights
every night at 6 p. m. except on Sat
urday nights. Do not use any lights
In your stores except those you ac
ALLEN'S ARMY TO MIXE COAL
More Tlian 3,000 Men Volunteer to
fly United Press.
PITTSBURG, Kan., Dec. 1. With
1.800 regular and state troops on
hand, Governor Allen's first army was
ready to mine coal in) Crawted Coun
ty todays More than 3,000 men "volun
teered to' dig coal for the state.
Forces of 116 steam sbovel men and
250 wtorkers were considered suffi
cient tor the first day. Governor Al
len plans -to send more men into the
fields,; as'. arrangements are further
Ten tars of coal, the estimated out
put for the day, will be distributed
by the state directSon.
To Limit Coal Distribution.
By United Prew.
WiASKINGTON, Dec. 1. War-time
fuel restrictions were renewed today,
iwlhen Dr. H. A. Garfield, Fuel Admin
istrator, requested the railroad ad
ministration to limit the coal distrib
uted to essential ctonsumers.
TIGERS TO BANQUET THURSDAY
T.Ptter Men to Be Presented With
The coaches, Varsity, scrubs and
the freshman team will be guests at
.the banquet which the business men
of Columbia are going to give in their
honor at 6:30 o'clock next Thursday
evening at the Daniel Boone Tavern:
A limited number of tickets will be
sold so that-others who care to go
can do so. jThere will be only one
hundred tickets for sale as the dining
'room will only seat 200 people and
it is expected that there will be one
hundreds' invited guests.
ttip letter 'men and the coaches will
be presented with gold footballs at
TO HELP ENO DIE
Gray Reorganizes His Work
ers to Give Business Men
JUST A WEEK MORE
$8,000 Reeded to Complete
Columbia's Quota May
Monday, December 8, the campaign
for Christian College and the Bible
Coliego Will dose. Columbia must
subscribe $45,000 of the county quota
of $75,000. The decision to limit the
city's apportionment and the cam
paign period was anounced yesterday
at a meeting of the executive commit
tee and captains of canvassing teams
at the Christian Chnrchv '
Already Columbia ihas contributed
pver $36,000 of the $45,000. The total
of $44,000 reported Saturday evenang
included $36,885.from the city and $7,
ai7,frmn the county. This leaves ?8,-
uOO -to be subscribed within the nextf
iNo -canvassing teams were at wont
tmrtAv. Robert H. Gray, chairman,
announced that he was reorganizing
his workers. About a dozen womeni
will 'captain teams of women can
vassers who will start work tomor
row morning. Hitherto there have
been no women canvassers. "The' first
of the month," said Mr. Gray, "is a
busy time for business men. Many
pf our captains who have giveni their
time unstintedly to the icampaign
must turn their attention to their per
sonal affairs. We must have new
Workers. A list of 250 or 300 persons
who have not yet been solicited has
been prepared and all these persons
will be visited by the new teams this
week. Hay donors have signified that
tfhev wish to 'contribute 'but have oe-
laved to consider the amount of their,
gifts and have not announced wen-
final decisions. All these subscrip
tions will be turned in before :mext
Mrs. L. W. St. Clalr-Mbss, president
of Christian College, and Dean G. D;
Edwards went to Kansas City yes
terday lor a meeting of the executive
committee of thestate campaign. They
will return Tuesday.
"Wlhlle the city's goal lias been set
at $45,000," said Mr. Gray, "we will
not stop at that before December 8
and hone to so over With a comforta
ble ..-r?ti-r. TtMfirfVtn-rvlTrm,Mn '
'UIO ouijuuo. xr M " w. " -
CARS HERE PUBLIC UTILITY
Automobile of Eugene Cox "Borrow
ed" for 15 Minutes Saturday Night.
Autos in Columbia are fast becom
ing a ipublic utility.
At 6:50 o'clock, Saturday evening,
Eugene Cox parked Sis car in front
lOThis service station at 909 Cherry
street. The street in front or Ms sta-
tion was lighted by the glare of a
strong light inl the office shining
through a large window.
He stood before the windblw ten
n&nutues talking to his friends and
patrons. He emerged from the office
door at 7 o'clock. N car. A search
about town revealed the auto at the
lower end of Virginia avenue.
Someone had simply disliked a lomg
walk and made the trip in the "bor
rowed" car, Mr. Cox thinks. The auto
was not damaged. It had not been
driven more than fifteen or twenty
DR. TISDEL TALKS TOMORROW
Faculty Room of the Library Will Be
Used Instead of Auditorium.
The University assembly lecture
scheduled for tomorrow night will be
held in the faculty room of the Li
brary Building. Owing to the coal
shortage the University Auditorium is
not available. Dr. F. M. Tisdel will
lecture on "Literature and the New
Doctor Tisdel's lecture is the third
of the series of assembly lectures by
members of the University faculty.
CAMPUS LACKS, COLOR NOW
With Caps Gone, Freshmen Adopt Air
of Upperclassmen. ,
Gone are the freshmen caps, and
with them the last of the year's warm
colors. The campus looks old and
'gray. Freshmen who not a week ago
were-slinking around the campus with
the telltale .colored dots on their
heads, strut-proudly nowadays, trying
to pass off as seniors. Some are even
trying to don little moustaches. And
numbers of them actually wear hats.
No caps of any kind for them.
Doctor RaTenel Goes to New Tort.
Dr. M. P. Ravenel has gone to New
York to attend a meeting of the Hy
giene Reference Board at a banquet
at the Union League Club to be held
Wednesday. He will speak on "The
Laboratory as an Agent In Hygiene."
Several widely known men, among
them William Howard Taft, will be
present. He will also attend a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
American' Public Health. Association;
and a meeting of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company and the Pub
lic Health Association at the Pennsyl
vania Hotel to plan for a life saving
oK NEW CONGRESS
Important Business on Pro
gram Includes Complicat
, ed Domestic Problems.
LONG TERM AHEAD
Begin Work Today On
Treaty Compromise to Be
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. A request
for the appropriation of a total of
$4,473,696,358.62 was laid before the
new session of Congress which opened
'at noon today.
This is $1,155,790,000.80 less than
the amount appropriated for current
government expenses at the last ses
sion of the Sixty-Fifth Congress and
the first of the Sixty-Sixth which
passed appropriations for $5,629,486,
359.42. With the usual brief, time-honored
formalities. Congress reconvened at
'noon today. As they gathered for
the opening session, members predict
ed a long session would run into the
The business ahead on the congres
sional program Is rated by leaders
as the most important in years and
includes puzzling and complicated
domestic problems. There was a dis
position among members to "feel their
way" on the big questions. Speed vill
be sacrificed for safety in legislation.
The day's program in the House in
cluded the handing down of the huge
estimates sent in by the various de
partments of the money needed to
run the government for the coming
fiscal year, the usual first day pre
sentation of bills, the passing of res
olutions necessary to get the com
mittees in motion and other routine
Carter Glass is to be sworn in as
the new senator from Virginia, tak
ing the place of Senator Martin, who
died during the last session.
Following the opening, both houses
expected to adjourn until Tuesday,
when President Wilson's message on
the state of the country will be read.
Administration forces in the Senate
Intend to begin work today toward a
treaty compromise, which It is pre
dicted will be reached within a few
"weeks, bringing ratification soon after
the new year. Discussion of the Mex
ican question may break out at any
time in either house.
Congress Awaits Wilson's Statement
By L: C. .MARTIN
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON?, Dec. L Conlgress
is at work again. Both houses passed
resolutions for appointment tot com
mittees to notify President Wilson
that Congress is waiting for any com
munication he may have to make on
the state of the Union!.
Senator Newberry of Michigan, in
dicted Saturday by a federal grand
jury in connection with a charge of
Irregularity with his election, was in
DEMAND TROOPS TO QUELE RIOT
One Killed, Several Injured In Clash
of Steel Strikers and Deputies.
By United fress.
WHEELING, W. Va., Dec. 1. There
was a demand for troops following
rioting at Benwood early tjOday, when
one man was killed, another serious
ly injured, and several minor inju
ries resulted from a clash between
striking steel workers and deputies.
Heavily armed citizens and depu
ties are patrolling the city. Sheriff
Clayton was shot in the abdomen and
may die. Matton Baron, stated to
have been a leader In the strike, was
LABOR BUREAU IS EFFICIENT
Commercial Club Project Places Every
"Our newly formed labor bureau
has been meeting with great success,"
says Russell Monroe, secretary of the
Commercial Club. "Wfe have been
able to place every applicant that has
come to this office. Constant calls
for farm hands, skilled labor, and
even cooks have come in. We are in
a position to accommodate manymore
people who both want work and who
WLLLLIM T. JACKSON DIES
Funeral Services Will Be Held
Home Tomorrow Morning.
William Thomas Jackson, 70 years
old, died at 8 o'clock last night at His
home at 615 North Eighth street. Fun
eral services will be held .at tho
home at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing and burial will be in Columbia
Cemetery. He is survived by hl3 wife.
Gets Call to Put Out Smoke.
Smoke from ashes caused the fire
department to make a run to the home
of E. A. Logan, 507 Rollins street, at
10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. No
damage was done. Ashes from the
fireplace had sifted through the grate
Into the basement filling the house
MISSOURI TEAM BASKS SIXTH
Texas Takes First Place at Chicago
International Stock Show.
Missouri Tanked ninth im the con
test at the International Live Stock
Exposition at Chicago, according to a
telegram from E. H. Hughes, which
Dean F. B. Mumford received this
mornjng. Tho ranks of the states
are in order as follows: Texas, Ne
ibraska, Kansas, Iowa, Purdue, .Minne
sota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri and
North Dakota. Seventeen institutions
competed for places.
(Mr. Hughes said the crowd attend
ing the exposition was immense and
the show the best ever held. He will
return to Columbia Wednesday with
the fifty agricultural students who at
tended the exposition with him.
Train With Students and
Troops on Way to Kansas
By United Tress,
TOFEKA, Kan., Dec. 1 According
to advices reaching here from Hum
boldt, the Topeka special carrying
volunteer laborers to the coal fields
of Kansas was wrecked in the Hum
boldt yards this morning. No casual
ties were reported.
Eight coaches in the middle of the
train left the rails, It was stated by
Santa Fe officials.
The train had national guards, stu
dents of the University of Kansas,
Kansas State Agricultural College and
Washburn College on board, it was
Say Someone Threw Switch.
By United Press.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 1. The
wreck at Humboldt was caused by
someone throwing a switch as the
special passed over it, according to
reports oi sania ae omciais here.
VIGILANCE MEETING TOMORROW
Will Perfect Organization Against
Auto Thieves and Joy Riders.
Organization of the Boone County
Vigilance Committee, which will at
tempt to stop auto stealing and joy
riding, will be perfected at a mass
meeting at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow.
night. Dr. C. F. Edmonston, origina
tor of the plan, today obtained per
mission from Fred Wbitesides, county
sheriff, to use the Circuit Court room
in the courthouse for the meeting.
s Officers for the body will be" elected
and anyone who wishes to express
sentiment either for or against the
movement will be heard at the mass
meeting. Doctor Edmonston has in
terviewed many Columbians in regard
to the movement. Only two to whom
he has talked were not heartily
in favor of the plan. Several county
officials have expressed their approv
al of the movement.
"It is our plan to extend the or
ganization to every town and city in
the state of Missouri," the doctor said.
"Although it is a new thing, so far
as it has to do with automobile theft,
still the older residents will remem
ber how effective was the vigilance
committee that stopped horse steal
ing in the eighties."
Doctor Edmonston feels sure that
no difficulty whatever will be encoun
tered in introducing the organization
in Kansas City and St. Louis, where.
because of the large number of cars.
the thefts have been so numerous In
recent months. He pointed out that
although Columbia is a much smaller
place, in comparison, the theft of cars
and joy rides has been even greater
than in those places. As recently as
Saturday night a Columbia car was
used for a joy ride, he said.
"As officers of our organization we
expect to obtain cool, level-headed
men," said Doctor Edmonston. "We
do not want radicals in the organiza
tion, but men of good, sound judg
ment." CAR RUNS INTO LIGOT POST
Driven by Woman Who Lost Control
An automobile belonging to Charley
Haney, a taxicab driver, and driven by
a young woman ran Into a light post
yesterday afternoon at the corner of
Broadway and Ninth street.
According to witnesses of the acci
dent the driver evidently lost control
of the car which ran Into the light
post before It was stopped.
The post was knocked over In the
acrldent and the car was only slightly
damaged. The driver of the car drove
away from the scene of the accident
before her name could be learned.
PROPOSE TO DENY CITIZENSHIP
Amendment to Constitution Is Aimed
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. An amend
ment to the Constitution of the United
States which would deny American
citizenship to children born In this
country of parents who are them
selves ineligible to citizenship is to
be proposed to Congress by Senator
Jones of Washington.
The amendment Is aimed at Japan
FOR AGENTS RELEASE
United States Declares Per
jury Charges Are
MORE CHARGES UP
Evidence Said to Show Agent
Threatened Lives' of
By RALH H. TURNER
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
MEXICO, CITY, Nov. 30. Evidence
tending to show William O. Jenkins,
American consular agent at Peubla,
guilty of perjury in connection, with
his recent kidnapping will he for
warded to the United States at once,
it was stated tonigfoj:.
Julio Mitchell, state attorney from
Peubla, arrived here and .presented to
Hildario .Medina, unlder-seteretary eff
foreign affairs, documentary evidence
which is said to show that Jenkins
perjured himself at his first hearing.
also that Jenkins was guilty of threat
ening the lives of workers on his es
tate if they revealed that he "had been
in conference with the bandits previ
ous .to his abduction by them.
Jenkins Must Be Released.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Declaring
the charges of perjury against him as
unfounded, the United States has re
iterated its demands to Mexico for the
immediate release, from prison of Wil
liam O. Jenkins, American consular
agent at Peubla, it "was announced
The reiteration of the demand was
made in the American .reply to Mexi
co's refusal to release Jenkins.
The text of the reply was made
public by Secretary Lansing today.
It is assumed it has already been de
livered to the Mexican foreign office,
having bsen sent early yesterday.
The State D3partment is understood
to have received fnem the American
embassy at Mexico Cty a report on
the charge of iperjury against Jen
kins. Note Brushes Aside Refusals.
Secretary Lansing's communication
to Carranza brushes aside Mexican re
fusals, declaring the United States not
to Ibe driven by such argument, and'
demanding the release of Jenkins. It
Is for Mexico to show a leause for his
detention, and not lor the United
States' to'show-wChy ho, should, be re
leased. It Is sfcatde that Qfexlco is trying do
becloud the issue.
An investigation oif the tease by
American agents sfails utterly to sup
port the charges against him. Mex
ican officials are accused of using
third degree methods on Jenkins in
that they arrested him, tried to make
him give false testimony while he was
sick, and also tried to intimidate
Americans to give false testimony.
Americans Aroused, says Note;
American people are aroused to
the "point of indignation," tihe note
said. It was also stated that Puebla,
the second largest city in Mexico, is,
through Mexican! negligence, subject
ed to frequent raids by Mexican ban
dits. This negligence1 is blamed for
Jenkins' abduction, and Mexican au
thorities are to blame for the failure
to apprehend the bandits.
The State Department has no con
firmation! for the report that Jenkins
had been released.
MRS. CATHERINE PERRY, 83, DIES
Body Was Sent to Huntington, Ind.,
Mrs. Catherine Perry, 83 years old,
died about 1 o'clock this morning at
the home of her daugh'ter, Mrs. W. H.
Braselton, 306 Price avenue. The
body was sent to Huntington, Ind.,
this afternoon for burial.
Six children, twenty-four grandchil
dren and seven great-grandchildren,,
survive her.' The children are: Will
Perry of Grand Bay, Ala., Melvln Per
ry of Plymouth, Ind., Mrs. Jennie
Burns of Surrey, N. D., Mrs. Mary
Thomas of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Mat
tie Spencer of Bourbon, Ind., and Mrs.
W. H. Braselton of Columbia.
SWITCHMEN BACK AT WORK
Kcnsas City Strikers Vote to Return
Hy United Press.
KANSAS CITY, CUio., ,Dec.' 1. Thir
tean hundred terminal switchmen,
who have been out on amunauthorized
strike since Saturday, are back at
The striking switehmSen voted 'to
return to the yards at 1:30 today after
sessions which lasted yesterday and
mpst of IasA night.
PRINCE OF WALES BACK AT HOME
Arrives In London Today After His
Voyage From New York.
LONDON, Dec. 1. The Prince of
Wales arrived at Victoria station
shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon,
after'completing his voyage from New
Son Born to Hartslrarg Couple.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Ketchum of Hortsburg on! No
vember 24. The new arrival is a
grandson of Frank Ketchum of 1107
Locust street, Columbia,