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The Evening Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1917-1920, January 07, 1920, Image 1

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Made-in-Philippines Dinner
Will Be Brought by Gov
ernment Vessel.
WILL COST $75,000
Executive Committee Rec
ommends Appropriation of
That Sum.
An army transport will bring the
material from the Philippine Islande
for the Made-in-the-Philippines ban
quet to be held in Columbia Journal
Ism "Week. The Philippine commis
sioner in charge will leave Manila
in February. He will be accompanied
by Filipino representatives selected
to represent the Philippine Islands.
The Philippine legislature is en
thusiastically indorsing the plans of
the executive committee. It will ap
prove the appropriation of $75,000
proposed by the committee to be ex
pended for the gathering of materials
and their transportation to the Unit
ed States, the Manila papers say.
Special Commissioner Appointed.
Elaborate preparations are being
made in the Philippines to make the
event a success. The government is
malting the arrangements. Vice-Gov-
ernor Charles E. Yeater, former mem
ber of the Board of Curators of the
University of Missouri, i3 a member
of the executive committee in charge
of the affair and is taking great in
terest in the Philippine participation.
A special commissioner has been ap
pointed to gather the articles and var
ious exhibits that will be sent here.
Jose Sanvictores, who has been ap
pointed commissioner, has already
made most of the preparations. Mr.
Sanvictories is the assistant director
of the Bureau of Agriculture of the
Philippine government and is a grad
uate of one of the agricultural schools
of America. Mr. Sanvictories has out
lined his plans and has submitted
them to the executive committee.
N-gfaaOa Paper Endorses Flans.
The Manila-tDaily Bulletin, an Am
erican daily published in Manila, in
speaking of the plan says:
"Jose Sanvictores, assistant direc
tor of agriculture and commissioned
to prepare and have charge of the ex
hibit in. connec&pnwith 4the Madej-in-'the-Phllippines
Banquet of the Mis
souri Press Association and Univer
sity of Missouri School of Journalism
next April, has outlined his plans and
submitted them to the chairman of the
executive committee, Judge Rafael
Corpus, under-secretary of agricul
ture and resources.
"First of all the banquet hall will
be decorated with typical Philippine
raw products. A careful selection of
materials will be made for this pur
pose. "Souvenirs will be presented to all
at this banquet They will have con
siderable intrinsic value and will re
flect credit upon the Islands and the
interest taken in respondingin cordial
manner to the Invitation of the press
association to participate in the ban
quet. Speakers and guests of hon
or will be present with special souv
"Folders will be distributed contain
ing ready-reference information about
the islands, their resources, popula
tion, per capita wealth, percentage of
literacy and other matter .such facts
as the average editor of America
would like to have at hand touching
upon Philippine matters. Philippine
food products will be served at the
banquet Statistical bulletins of the
bureau of commerce and industry will
be distributed along with the folders
specially prepared by the banquet
"Slides to the number of 100 or more
will be prepared and shown after the
benquet in illustration of one of the
addresses on the Philippine Islands.
"Quezon Heads Delegation
Manuel L. Quezon, former Philip
pine resident commissioner to Wash
ington, now president of the Philip
pine Senate, who will head the next
independence mission to the United
States from the Phlllippine Islands,
has been selected chief representative
of 'the Philippines to the banquet Mr.
Quezon has also been given plenary
powers by his government to choose
the other Filipino speakers at the
With Mr. Quezon will come a
delegation of Filipino women and the
members of the Philippine Independ
ence mission. Mrs. Jaime de Veyra,
wife of one of the Tilipino resident
commissioners at Washington; Miss
Nieves Gonzales, daughter of ex-Senator
Natias Gonzales of Pangasinan,
P. I.; and Miss De Leon, daughter
of Senator Ceferlno de Leon on Bula
can, P. I- will be Included In the
FiliDino delegation to the banquet
.These women are prominent In Phil
ippine affairs and have received part
of their training in English. Beside
them, it is reported, the wife of Mr.
Quezon and other women will also
be selected.
The chief Interest of the Philippines,
tmb Wilms
For Colombia and Vicinity: Cindy aa'd
ninth raider tonlcbt and Thumdajr. prob
ably anew Harries. Temperatare to SB r
lower toalcbt.
For Missouri: Unsettled weather to
night and Thursday, nrotanhlr mow or
rain sonth and east portions. Colder to-
uikui ana east ana soutn portions Tnurs
lay. Shippers Forecast: Within a radios of
200 miles of Colombia the lowest tem
peratare during the next 36 hours will be
about 16 west and north; 21 east, and 20
in the Made-in-the-Phlllppines ban
quet centers in the renewed efforts
of the Philippine government in Its
campaign for independence and for
closer trade and commercial relations
with the people of the United States.
Total Loss $34,330.63 Burn
ing' Soot Chief Cause of
The Columbia fire department made
eighty-nine runs in 1919 according to
records compiled today by T. M. Wal
den, fire, chief. Eight of these were
false alarms. 'The total loss amounted
to $34,330.63 or an average of near
ly $400 perfire.
The records show .that there were
fewer fires in 1919 than In 1918, al
though the loss was greater. There
were ninety-six runs in 1918 only one
of which was a false alarm. The
losses amounted to only $20,000.
Burning soot was the chief cause of
last year's fires. There were thirty
one fires from this cause resulting in
a total loss of $11,665. Twelve fires,
resulting in a loss of $5,950, were at
tributed to carelessness. Twelve flres
caused by overheated furnaces and
defective flues resulted in a loss of
$3,100. Spontaneous combusUon was
the cause of three fires resulting in a
loss of $4,000. Eleven blazes, the
causes of which were unknown, re
sulted in a $9,580.63 loss.
Two blazes were caused by ver
heated coal-oif stoves. The damage
was $35. In addition, there were
eight fires caused by burned out flues,
one grass fire, and one blaze caused
by t.n overheated electric iron. Chem
icals were used to extinguish thirty
four of the blazes; while water was
only necessary in nineteen cases. The
remainder of the flres were of small
consequence. '
The fire department nearly equalled
a record in 1919 In regard Jo fjreless
days.ThIrty-flVew'daysT "between Sep
tember 13 and October 18, were vaca
tion days for the department as no
fires were registered. The record is
thirty-seven days.
There have been four fires since the
first of this year.
Henry H. Barnes to Be Buried Tomor
row at MOlersburg;
'Henry Harrison Barnes, an old sol
dier and pioneer resident of Boone
County, died of paralysis last night
at his home, 12 miles east of Colum
bia. The funeral will be held tomor
row at the Mlllersburg Baptist
Church, the services being conducted
by the Rev. S. S. Keith. Mr. Barnes
was born January 8, 1840, and has
lived in this county all his life. He
leaves a wife, a son, Efton Barnes,
and two daughters, Mrs. David Frost
and Mrs. L. (HI Gibbs.
Mr. Barnes served practically the
full period of the Civil War in the
Union forces. He was in the'Vicks-
burg campaign under Grant His
grief over the boys going to France is
thought to have been one cause of his
Arch Turner, Delivery Man, Slightly
Injured la Accident.
Arch Turner, who drives a delivery
motorcycle for. Harrell & Son, was
slightly injured yesterday morning
when his machine skidded on the ice
and hit a wagon at the corner of
Conley and Gentry streets. Turner's
machine turned over when it hit the
wagon. Turner suffered no dangerous
injury but was bruised by the acci
dent He will be-able to return to
work in about a week.
W. C Curtis Permanent President of
the Organisation.
The University of Missouri branch
of the American Federation of Teach
ers, affiliated with the American Fed
eration of Labor, has elected the fol
lowing permanent officers: Presi
dent W. C Curtis; first vice-presi
dent W. J. Shephard; second vice
president E. R. Hedrick; correspond
ing secretary, H. G. Brown; financial
secretary. H. W. Hibbard.
Four Students A omitted To Hospital
The following University students
... .iimiHaii in PnrVor Memorial
(Hospital yesterday:- Joseph E. Witt;
Bruce iFicitiana, ueorge w. Dams, u.
Woods Peters. Their condition Is not
serious. George P. Bailey was dis
charged yesterday.
Women Voters Meet Friday.
The Columbia League of Women
Voters wUl hold its regular meeting
In the Commercial Club rooms at 3
o'clock next Friday afternoon.
Democratic Proposals Do
Not Agree With Lodge's
Views On Article Ten. 4
Agreement May Be In Sigftt
If "Democrats Accept
tfy United Tresi. ,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Senate
Underwood in the Senate today serv
ed notice on those who are working
for a treaty compromise, that if they
do not speedily reach an agreement
he will call up his resolution for a
conciliation committee.
Democratic proposals for a treaty
compromise arc unacceptable in their
present form to Lodge and his fol
lowers because they fail to agree with
Lodge's views on Article Ten, sen
ators or the Lodge group said today.
The Democratic reservations, drawn
by Senators McKellar, Kendrick and
Swanson, and handed to Senator
Lodge late yesterday, will b revised
by the mild reservationist Republi
cans and returned to the Democrats.
If the Democrats will accept the
modification:, there is a posslbilit&j
that an. agreement may be in sight'
senators said. Those best informed
pointed- out that there are a number
of obstacles which must be overcomi
before any suggested compromise catrl
receive the number of votes necessary
for ratiCcation of the treaty
Much depends on what Preside!);
Wilson says in r.s Jacksm D.iy mes
sage to Democrats, It was pointed"
out Another tliff.culty, they declared'
is that Villiam J. Bryan is under-:
stood to have aided in the prepara
tion of and is sponsoring the reserva
tions. His share of the authorship
will not help the plan in the Senate
or in the White House, it was pointed
Another Murder In Mexico
Reported to State Depart
ment Today.
By United f rest.
WASHINGTON; D. C, Jan. 7. Ga
briel Porter, an American citizen in
the employ of the Penn Mez Company,
was shot and killed by a Mexican fed
eral army officer at Tuntan December
21, the State Department was advised
today by the American , consul at
While the State Department was
awaiting complete reports upon the
murder near Port Lobos of two other
Americans, it was believed today that
should it develop that Carranza sol
diers are responsible for the killing,
relations between the' United States
and Mexico would again approach the
breaking point
Towns Completely Destroyed
in Mexican Earth Tremor
of Saturday.,
Oy Coital Pton.
(MEXICO CITV, Jan. 7. Estimates
of the total dead in Saturday night's
earthquakes ran close to 2,000 today.
The latest advices tend to substantiate
the' report that 100 are dead at Co
santlan. The town of Chilcotla, Vera Cruz,
was reported to have been wiped out
The hillside on which It was located
is said to have collapsed, damming
the Pescado River and flooding the
wrecked town.
The village of Saltilla, near the
city of Vera Cruz, was also reported
.partly destroyed. It was situated on
the slope of an old volcano. Search
ers report the recovery of eighty-five
L. J. Hall, Postmaster, Announces
'Interest Bates and Sales Policy.
War Saving Stamps, 1920 issue, are
providing attractive investments to
Columbia wage earners. They are
printed In red this year and sell at
$4.12 this month, maturing January
1, 1925, at a value of $5. L. J. Hall,
postmaster, said he sold $200 worth
(He stated that the 1920 issue of $100
United States Treasury certificates is
now for sale. They sell for $82.40
this month and mature in 1925 at $100.
Mr. Hall explained that they are
registered with the United States
Treasury and, after sixty days, are re
deemable at cost and accrued inter
est upon ten days notice.
Fael Consigned to University aad Lo
cal Dealers.
Nineteen carloads of coal were re
ceived over, the M. K. & T. road today.
They were consigned to the tfciver-
sity and to local dealers. More is ex.
pected in a few days.
Radical Element Attempted
to Block Approval of
VOTE WAS 221 TO 163
Plan Provides For Commis
sion of Three to Fix Basis
for Wages.
By United Frest. "
COLUMBUS, O.. Jan. 7-tTlie United
Mine Workers of America today rati
fied the plan under which the recent
coal strike was ended by a vote of
221 to 163. The vote came at the end
of a stormy session at which the radi
cal element sought to block approval
of the settlement. Under the plan of
settlement President Wilson's com
mission of three men will fix a basis
for wages of bituminous coal miners.
Unions Open Stores and Make Goods
to Fight High Living Costs.
By United I'ress.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 7. Co
operative manufacture and buying are
now being tried out by trade unions
as a new policy.of organized labor to
combat the high cost of living. The
movement has the endorsement of the
American Federation of Labor, sec
retary Frank Morrison announced to
day. "John Walker has been named spe
cial representative of the federation,
with headquarters at Springfield, 111.,
to educate the unions in methods of
co-operative buying," Morrison said.
"Walker, although an official of the
United Mine Workers, has; been trans
ferred to the federation's payroll for
this purpose."
Many local labor unions are now
establishing co-operative organiza
tions for buying necessary food and
clothing. 'The lead is being taken by
the miners and railroad firemen, who
discussed the proposition at their last
' The output of the factories will be
sold to union members at reductions
ranging from 25 to 60 per cent under
established prices, it is planned.
American farmers' associations will
"take concerted action against high
prices by the organization of an ail
American farm-labor co-operative
Jbuying commis8tonitliepre8den.t.qf.
vfthe 'Nebraska 'farmers' union announc
ed today. Offices of the organization
have been opened in Washington.
Taught Her Pupils Citizenship For
SI Tears; Naturalized.
Twenty-one years an instructor in
the public schools of the United Sta
tes, in which time she has instilled
the principles of citizenship into many
youthful Americans, Miss Tilda" Mc
Harg, herself not a citizen, faced
Judge David H. Harris in the Boone
County Circuit Court yesterday and
swore allegiance to the United States.
She came to this country with her
parents when she was 4 years old and
was educated in the public schools
here. Her father :'never became a
"I'm glad of it," she said when Judge
Harris told her at the conclusion 'of
the proceedings that she was now a
citizen. She left the courtroom in
Librarian Willis Makes Report to
Tuesday Club.
More than 3,500 persons have visit
ed the Columbia Library since Octo
ber, according to Miss Lelia B. Willis,
librarian. Since the library was pre
sented to the Community Council, Miss
Willis has kept monthly, accounts for
the library. She presented the Dec
ember report at the meeting of the
Tuesday Club yesterday in the Y. M.
C. A. Building.
The Columbia Public Library cir
culated 1,237 books in December
Books to the number of 255 were
contributed to its shelves. The num
ber of persons visiting the library dur
ing the month was 653.
Of the books lent, 338 were child
ren's books.
Mayor Says Ice Mast Be Removed
When Thaw Starts.
Clean your sidewalks as soon as the
ice begins to thaw. Mayor James
Gordon said he knew people could not
using salt. Salt is 'injurious to grant
clear their sidewalks today without
When thawing begins the ordinance
providing for clean walks will be en
forced. Snow must be cleaned off Im
mediately. C. H. S. Glee Clia Will Give Ceaeert.
The Columbia Ugh School Glee
Club will sing before the Parent
Teachers' Association Monday after
noon at the school. George Louden
back, a pupil in the school, will play
a piano solo. Mrs. C W. Greeae and
Miss Ella V. Dobbs will speak.
New. Frmlt Stwe for ColsaMa,
'(A. new. -wholesale and retail fruit
store will be opened in the. Athens
Hotel. Frank Balsoxno or St. LoaU
will be the proprietor.
Reds Claim Farther-Advances On
goBtaera Front
By United Ptom.-
iLONDON, Jan. 7. The recently
launched Polish offensive against the
Bolshevist forces in - Northwestern
Russia, was inspired by the Allies to
force the withdrawal of men from the
southern front where the red army is
putting the finishing touches In Gen
eral Denekine's forces, a Moscow wire
less dispatch said today. The reds
claimed further advances on the
southern front
The soviet forces are approaching
Odessa and the anti-Bolshevist inhab
itants are fleeing in terror, the dis
patch said.
The reds also claimed the capture
of Mariutol, an Important port on the
sea of Azov.
Another Bolshevist wireless claim
ed that admiral Kolchak, head of the
all-Russian government In Siberian
had resigned-
Will Hold Watch Meeting
as Prohibition Amend
ment Takes Effect.
A victory watch meeting of the Co
lumbia W.C.T.U. will be held from 9
to 12 o'clock the night of January 15
at the Methodist Church to celebrate
the ratification of the Federal prohi
bition amendment The week of Jan
uary 11 has been adopted as Victory
Week by the National W.C.T.U., and
plans for its celebration are being
made by all local unions.
Sunday, January 11, is 'National
Constitutional Prohibition Day, and
ministers have been asked to give
the matter special attention at Sun
day services. January 16, Day of
Prayer, is also to be celebrated in
many unions as the day when consti
tutional prohibition becomes opera
tive in the United States.
Warrant Is Issued for Bol
shevist Ambassador to the
United States.
Br United Pita.
warrant for the deportation of Lud
wig Martens, self-styled soviet wn-
4-bassador -to -the VCnited"Statesyh:
been issued. Department of Justice
officials said today. Officials of the
department said the warrant would be
served as soon as Martens could be
University to Replace Only Part of
Material Stolen.
The $10,000 worth of platinum stolen
from the University laboratories dur
ing the holidays cannot be replaced
immediately, as the advance in price
of this metal is enormous. At the
time when a great deal of the plati
num was purchased by the University,
the price ranged from 90 cents to $1
a gram. Now the price is $5 a gram.
A few small pieces will be bought
no'w, and substitutes will be used in
the laboratory experiments as often
as .possible. A reward of $200 is of
fered for any information leading to
the recovery of the platinum. Detec
tives are at work, bnt no new infor
mation is available. The robbery was
discovered December 22.
Will Ask Damages Becaase of Prema
ture Lid on Near Beers.
Bj United Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan. - 7. Claims
against the United States totaling sev
eral hundred million dollars will be
filed by large brewery corporations, as
a result of the Supreme Court deci
sion Monday that the government ex
ceeded its authority in prohibiting the
sale of 2.75 per cent and other near
beers before the Volstead Law be
came effective October 28 last
Farmers Claim Present Plan Mas
Failed la Easky District.
A petition to dissolve the Easley
special road district was filed with C.
W. Davis, county clerk, this afternoon.
The petition is signed by the owners
of a majority of the acres of land in
the Easley special district of Cedar
The petitioners state that as now
organized the district has failed la
its functions as a road district and
that the roads within its boundaries
have not been marked and kept in re
pair as they woald have been under
the former system. The signers ask
for the re-establishment of the old
road districts which were incorporat
ed into the Easley special district The
county court will hear the petition
February 9.
Soa for Former UalversKy Stadeat.
Dr.-C. M. Saeed has received an an
nouncement of the. birth of a ten
soaad boy at the home of his brother,
George W. Saeed, last Monday. The
brother, who now lives la St Louis,
was graduated from the University of
(Missouri in 1911, and was at one time
stadeat presMeaC
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Exchange of Ratifications to
Make Versailles Treaty
New French Cabinet by Jan.
18 Then Another Con
ference Will Be Called.
W United Press.
PARIS. Jan. 7. The present Peace
Conference will come to an end when
the exchange of ratifications mukes
the Versailles treaty effective eithtr
Saturday or Monday, it was learned
The French senatorial elections be
gin Sunday and terminate with the
formation of a new cabinet January
18. The French will intimate to the
Allies, it Is understood, that it is im
possible for the present government
to undertake any peace problems
which cannot be decided by that time.
Hence all remaining problems are
to be left to the new conference, to
be called when the new French cab
inet is ready to take part
The first problem which probably
will confront the new conference will
be the Fiume question. The next
problems will probably be the Hun
garian and Turkish peace settlements.
The first session of the new confer
ence will probably not be held before
the end of this month.
The inter-Allied commission charged
with fixing the method of procedure
in the trial of Germans guilty of war
crimes was in conference today, as
signing a list of criminals to each of
the Allied countries for trial. A full
list or those alleged to be guilty had -already
been prepared.
National Committee to Be Asked for
Its Indorsement
By United Preta.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. the Dem
ocratic national committee meeting
here tomorrow may adopt resolutions
putting the party on record as favor
ing ratification of the Peace Treaty as
President Wilson wants it, without
reservations which will change Its
- d " tcaiucu luua, ouvU
aresojutlaa, -will oerlaywfefSfe the
committee. The resolution will also
commend the work'of the administra
tion. ' "
Kansas City and San Francisco ap
pear to be 'leading in the contest to
secure the Democratic national 'con- '
vention. Chairman Cummings is sajd
to have asked that all committeemen
withhold judgment until the claims of
the various cities wanting the con
vention are placed before the com-
Cummings said that he understood
St Louis was again running for the
convention after once withdrawing in
favor of 'Kansas City.
Graduate of University Was Ceaaeet
ed With Peace Commhsiea.
Thomas S. Barclay, a graduate of
the University In 1915 and later an
Instructor in political science, has re
turned from, Paris, where he was first
connected with the Red 'Cross and
later with the American Commission
to negotiate peace. With the Peace
Commission, he was in the same di
vision as Dr. Manley O. Hudson, that
of international law. In September
of last year he became private secre
tary to Henry White, a member of.
the commission.
More Students Want to EareU Taa
School Caa Accommodate.
The first classes following f'
Christmas holidays were held i
Stephens College today. Practically
all of the girls and faculty have re
turned, and several students are en
rolled for the first time, despite the
fact that the new semester will not
begin for a few weeks.
"We have already received twenty
more applications for the second se
mester, opening next month, than we
can accommodate,'' said Roy Davis,
secretary of Stephens College, this
morning. "At that time we will have
nearly 600 students."
Telephone Almost BM Trick Until
Age Waaemaade4.
A census taker called twice at a
certain house in Columbia. Both
times the "lady of the- house" was
out The census taker then called up
over the telephoae and tried to' take
the census ia that way. The expert--ment
proved saccessful until there
Came over the wire the request for the
woman's age. That and there the
process stopped. The census man had
to visit the house again.
CaBs For
By Called Press
WASHINGTON, . O. Jan. 7-The
comptroller of currency has Issued a
call for a statement of- coadklom of
the national beaks at the claoe at
"business December 3L
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