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THE EVENING . MISS0EFR1AN .:-. I TWELFTH YEAR COLOMBIA, MISSOURI, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 31, 1920. J I RJUH PRECIPITATES GRAIN PRICE SLUMP Cash Wheat Drops 12 to 14 Cents Uats and Corn Come Down. DEL1VERYHELD UP Foreign Imports of Wheat and Corn r lowing Steadily. The l'.i-lnch rain of last night and this morning precipitated great de clines in the grain slump that was started earlier In the week. Cash liheat dropped 12 to 14 cents from yes terday's closing price at St Louis and Chicago Oats came down 44 to 5 cents and corn from 3 to S cents. Futures, which had been suffering from bear onslaughts of the week, broae nearly as heavily. IT quota tions suffer much farther. local deal ers are of the opinion that the far mers will hold up deliveries as far as possible in anticipation of a re action Good support given corn and oats in the Chicago Board of Trade and the St. Louis Grain Market has been un able to stem the selling fever. Oats are now down to a pre-war level while the grain market in general is undergoing by far the biggest drop of recent years. Closing quotations of the St. Louis future market today were: NUMBER 28 WKATHEB-Tkudershonm I tkE!LfU"0Qri! Uk' tannJ-rhor. !,. ffr?.07n : cooler tonisM north portion. Sunday ra!ab!y fair: SoStoS' coo"r M",tl1 "a "' Wath Caadltiraa. i-T'lTJ w" 5? .nln ot conaeqoenee dnr- h?., ,." ao"tm " ny of the prln tiS.Lcorn.,te' bnt "rtt "In was fall- . '. '" part or MlMonrl at " " m. and til llmninhari. .fl.. .(... n-. ...ii i. .' :"??- .."l .. ..,,.. jar iocai mnnaeraiiowen. lainKlr? WV "" "" 'Jar tlnce iVSS'J B""t "' tbt ' ' .? dSSS.bJl If"?"'?1 re 'r rk iYt . . " wru Taints Unkl n eont,nue HMo IaU Date, Tbt hla?aMt TSlTttTUkNTnM laa -l..l.t. - . .- iiaiia ax wiuiuuia nllht waa TO. precipitation OM. A jear VL. ZrtT1?I .,Be "llwat temperature km a 'vwrn waa so. l'mlplta uon 000. San roae tod. B-os a. m n,. eta . 22 p. m. Moon rlaea 7:32 p. m Tho Inpmlini Today ' - . 72 jo a. a TO " u it a. m 71 - ni r.. K noon . Wbeat July July as Nrptenrter liecrinber -, 21 44 Jlinb 215 Corn 13S JJ0 Oats ST" es Compared with yesterday's clos ing figures, wheat futures dropped 94 cents today, corn about 4 cents and oats about 1 cent. Today's closing prices from the Chi cago Board of Trade: Oata o G7e&V4 brat Corn JulJ 133 IJ3 ivc ::me;ii umttuos Sit 13ISt'i Marcli :12213 Barley and rye suffered minor breaks, probably out ot sympathy with the general grain decline. Cash -wheat at, the Boone County Milling Company this morning was JJ.13 a bushel. Last week's closing price was $165. Klass Commission Company officials stated this afternoon that they were unable to secure cars. Very little wheat has been shipped from Colum bia. J. II. iWatson of Ichtertz & Watson, St Louis brokers, who registered at the Daniel Boone Tavern this morning, stated that the present break had been long expected. "On my way down from St Louis, I noticed a general rain," said Mr. Wat son, "which could not but bring corn down at this time of the season. While wheat and rye led the break in Chi cago yesterday. It Is my opinion that the present rains -over the corn belt have enabled the movement to keep up the decline. "The present break on the market has been anticipated for some time. There are various reasons. The domestic demand for flour has been dulL We have today an export surplus ot three hundred million bushels of wheat out of a crop of 960 million. The Euro pean grain famine has been greatly exaggerated. A friend recently re turned from Southern Europe on a re lief commission stated that Rumania has a bumper crop while Italy and France have greatly exceeded expecta tions. "lianchurian wheat is pouring In on the Pacific Coast while Argentine is unloading corn into this country at 4 cents below our quotations. This Is partly explainable by the tact that their European buyers have with drawn and partly because ot the fact that the Argentinian dollar is at such a low rate ot exchange " Air. Watson Is in Columbia super vising the location of a branch office of his firm in the city. It will be lo cated in "the basement of the Daniel Boone Tavern, In the space formerly occupied by the Aavcrn. Barber Shop. t Jf. Huber will be in charge of the local office. The office at present maintains direct wires to the St Louis Stock Market and the Chicago Board of Trade. It will later be connected with the .New York Stock Exchange and Cotton Exchange through the brokerage firm ot J. S. Bache & Co., 'New York City. bas practically saved the corn crop, given the pastures a new lease on life, and has given the vegetables added strength to endure the rest of the season. In the opinion ot Mr. Reeder. the- rain came at a most opportune time, for, should it have waited a week or ten days the corn croo wonM have been seriously damaged. As it is. me ram feu lust when moat nf h corn was tassel Ing and silking. Then due to the fact that the corn was planted late and that the fields are tor the most part clean, the rain this morning helps it out considerably. The rain this morning, according to Mr. Reeder, was local, but before the conditions that brought on this rain were ended, it would be general in Kansas and in Missouri. Do until 6 o'clock this morning there were no igns of any considerable amount of ram, But by 7 o'clock Indications were that a good rain would finally mme. August 10 Is Dead Line. With the exception of the Quarter- men rain or last Sunday and Monday. ims was the first good rain since May. Mr. Reeder's records show that the first seven months of 1920 we were 4.32 inches short in relation to the normal rainfall ot Missouri. One reason why this rain will help materially is because it fell before ue ivin or August, which Mr. Reeder says, la the dead Una for -"helping rains" so tar aa the corn crop is con cerned. Mr. Reeder said that this morning's rain gave 170 tons of water to every acre of' ground. In one square mile it rained as much as 10800 tons. The amount of energy it would take tor the sun to draw up this amount of water, he said, could not be equaled by all the engine power In Missouri. The only thing that saves the corn crop, said Mr. Reeder, is the fact that most of the corn was planted late. In some ot the counties where the corn was planted early, it is reported fired", and beyond help. Weather's Elect on Coin. For the fifty years from 1870 to 1919, Mr. Reeder has a detailed rec ord of rains and their relation to the corn crop. Mr. Reeder deduced from these records the following conclu sions: "About 14 Inches ot rain during May, June, July and August. If well distributed, is sufficient for a normal ci op ot corn in Missouri, but tor every inch less than 14, the yield will se cut four bnvhels an acre. If the decrease of rainfall occurs In July. ruuiilng throvgh i!ie first ten days rf August the 'cut In corn yield w! 1 be nearly doab ed. "When the total ra'nfall for May, June and JuV, and At gust equals -r exceeds IS Inrhei the corn yield ii re luctd becauis of abandoned fl-U e-rs.ons, flooied lowlands .etc A total of ten .nches or less f i the four mirths means a dli-M-trous drought "An abnormally dry July, regard lers of the tvt that 'he other three months have been seasonable, means a markedly reduced rorn yield. "August rains to be cf any material benefit to corn rast tall during the first ten days of the "nonth. OUTLAW STRIKE IS BROKEN)? LEWIS Mine President Yields to Wilson's Request for Negotiations. WILL RESUME WORK Local Unions Expected to Pass Favorably on New Move. Br United Press INDIANAPOLIS, July 31. John L. Lewis, international president of the United Mine Workers, today Issued a formal order directing all coal min ers on unanthortzed strikes to return to work. He explained In the order that he was Issuing it in consideration for the request of President Wilson. A copy of the telegraphic order will also be sent to President Wilson In response to the President's message last night demanding an end to the tie-up in the Indiana and Illinois mines. Striking Miners Ordered to Work. By United l'rtsa SPRINGFIELD. I1L, July 31 Frank Farrlngton today ordered the striking coal miners to return to work Monday. Farrlngton sent his orders following a decisive victory in wage demands for the Illinois coal miners. Order Passes Illinois Headauarfem. uj i-nitea rreas SPRINGFIELD, July 3L Seventy five thousand striking coal miners in Illinois will return to work soon after receiving word from John L. Lewis. international president at Indianapolis today. President Farrlngton, in a jovial mood over the turn events have taken, declared that he probably would have nothing to do with Lewis' order . He said It undoubtedly would go directly to the Illinois locals and not to the Illinois headquarters. At first he said that if such an order came to him he would Ignore it but later stated that Lewis was his super ior officer and he must obey his mandates. The Illinois miners' president ex- preased sole doubt as to the Illinois men returning to work. if GRANTED RAILROADS Passenger Rates Raised 20 Per Cent Pullman Fare, SO Per Cent. UP AFTER FIVE DAYS Decision Made By Inter State Commerce Commission. By Unltad Praia WASHINGTON, July 3L A sweep ing Increase was granted to the Na tion's railroads in the decision made by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion late today. The increase was awarded as fol lows: Eastern railways, 40 per cent; southern railways, 25 per cent; west era railways, 35 per cent; mountain and Pacific roads, 25 per cent The average increase was 31 per cot for all railroads. The passenger fare was increased 20 Der cent which was the amount 'asked by the road men. An Increase of, 20 per cent was made for excess baggage. The-rates for milk and cream carried on passenegr trains weVe increased 20 per cent Pullman fare was Increased 50 per cent The Increases will become effec tive after five days' notice to the com missioners and to the general public Commissioners Faitmsn and Mc- Chord, confirmed the decision ot the commlsion, but said that their agree ment was arrived at by a different method. ttne total increase granted will amount to $1,500,000,000. The amount asked for was $1,645,000,000. aoafi lAwx phizes sextteab Atteupt b to Sake OHajaMaMast Bwtlfil at, fa Moat Plana are being made by the Colum bia Garden- Club to increase its next year's prizes for the best-kept lawns in the city. The success of this year's work, and the growing Interest in making Columbia the most beautiful city in the state is responsible for this, according to Mrs. W. M. Dinwid dle, one ot the Judges in the pretest contest Just now there are twenty-eight gardens entered for prizes. An in spection is made every two weeks by me two judges, Mrs. Dinwiddle and Mrs. Bart Speer, who have taken spe cial work under H.-F. Major. Profes sor of landscape gardening. The lawns are divided Into three classes. Class A includes those up to a 60-foot front; Class B, those with a 60 to 100-foot front; and Class C all .over 100 feet They are graded on a a basis of ten points. Five points are given for upkeep, three for plant ing arrangement and two for contin uous blooming ot flowers and shrubs. Ten dollars is given to the winner ot the first prize In each class and $5 to the winner ot the second prize. It is thought, also, that a special class will be made for fraternity lawns next year. If additional prizes are given. one will probably be awardedjar,the lawn which makes the greatest im provement during the season. GOV. CAHTUWLL YIELD Expected to Give Up Govern ment to Another Lower Californian. By United Tresa MEXICO CITY, July 3L A peace ful settlement of the quarrel be tween President de la Huerta and Governor Cantn of Lower California was) forecast today' as negotiations continued. Cantu is expected to yield and give up the governorship with the understanding that it Is to be handed over to another Lower Califor nian. STARTS SEW XTJRSIXG CLASSES 30ss Broetfre rTIll Teach Hygiene on -sort Side Each Tuesday. alias Dorothy E. BroeffJe, public health nurse for Boone County, start ed two classes In hygiene and the home care of the, sick recently in the north side of town. These classes will be given on Tuesdays. There will be eight lessons in the course. One of the classes will meet in the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, but It has not been decided where the other will be held. Work will begin as soon as the text books arrive. Samuel Loftis, President of Widely Known rirm, Murdered? 87 Catted Praaa CHICAGO, JULY 31, Two members of the Chicago mercantile aristocracy were involved in the mysterious death last night of Samuel O. A. Loftis. Loftis, president ot a widely known dlataond brokerage firm, was found dead in .his apartment Slight marks were discovered on the head and chest but were not wounds that could have caused his death, Roy D. Shayne, son ot the late John Shayne, is another principal. He and 'Ruth Woods" who he claimed as hi fiancee, were held by the police today. They were with Loftis when he died. Shayne said that Loftis Insulted "Ruth." who telephoned Shayne. He went Immediately to the apartment and was admitted. He said that Lof tis slipped to the floor unconscious and that a physician who waa sum moned said that he was dead. Shayne called the coroner asking that an officer be sent over. When questioned Shayne said that he would not give the name ot "Miss Woods," aa he said that she was in no way guilty and that the publicity wonld disgrace her. The officers found the richly turn' ished apartment ot Loftis In great dis order with broken liquor bottles and glasses, and cigarette ashes strewn over costly rugs and ground into priceless table linen. XO LMJUEST IX AIXISOX CASE BCCH POLES CROSS LINES Reds Invade Galicia As Peace Negotiations Get Under Way. By Catted rnea. ' WARSAW, July 3L Armistiee ne gotiations between the Poles and the Bolsheviki began today. The Polish delegates crossed the armistice line at 8 o'clock last night They were M sured that the international armis tice rules would be strictly observed. Meanwhile the Reds have invaded Galicia north of Brody which has been evacuated. Limburg must be given up if the fighting continues. SEW HEAD FOB UXITED PRESS W. W. Hawkins of SpriawfleU, H.1 . ' .. pxteeas awj Tr-JuanM. f By Calttd Press NEW YORK, July 31. Announce ment of the resignation of Roy W. Howard as president of the United Press Association to become business director of the Scripps-McRae League of Newspapers, and the election of W. W. Hawkins as president of the United Press was made here today. effective August 1. Hawkins, who becomes president has been with the organization since Its formation and has served in prac tically every important capacity. He was three years in control of the Pa cific Coast division and a similar time manager of the Washington bureau. He was born In Springfield, Mo, where he began newspaper work as a cub reporter. He Is 37 years old. the Democratic party lets the N $ . ' and sentiment of the party coma OS il -s"t Mie-aaases- and go-up tiaVV- --.viUiJ Coroner Says Jbnpson Weed Was Sufficient Evidence. No inquest has been held by the coroner relative to the death ot Mr. and Mrs. Onrille Allison, the aged couple found dead at their home near AaftlnnH Haw ttAfnrA VAtAifav Pnpnn. BroefHe stated that there has er Bea P , -moning that the jinrpson weed seed found in the coffee pot was evidence as to the cause of the death and that he did not think it necessary to hold an in quest LEROT SOUGHT IS 'A Inches Rain Falls This Morning Just As Grain Nears Dead Line. ' "News? Why we have a million dol- IfUr news story this morning! Look -. Here!" and George Reeder of the tnl- 1 led States Weather Bureau went over to the delicate, glass-covered instru ments and began to compute. "We've tad a good Inch and a hallf of rain. .XewsT I should say news. News for the whole state." Such was the enthusiasm expressed Ter the fine rain this morning, which IX JfEW TORK last Hasband of MnrAered Woma Seen ta tfce Biar CHy. By United Press NEW YORK, July 3L Acting on the asserUon ot Patrolman Leo Ttum bell that Eugene Leroy, husband ot the woman whose nude body was found in a trunk shipped here from Detroit, had been seen in New York the day before the body was found. autholtles here today Instituted a search for Ltroy. Trumball told the police that a friend had said be saw Leroy. He did not know, according to Trnmbell. that the murdered woman's husband was sought In connection with the crime. been a great deal ot enthusiasm mani fested wherever these classes have been held in different parts of the county. Not only are the mothers In terested in learning how to prevent sickness, but also the children In the schools are eager to pnt into prac tice what (hey have learned about tak- ig care of their bodies. "I hope," MJss Broeffle said, "that Columbia wll soon have more nurses who can extend this work to all the schools and all the homes in the coun try. "I wonld also like to announce that the certificates for the girls who took home nursing at the Columbia High School the last semester are now ready and may be had by coming to the Red Cross rooms.' WIIX WED T0X0RR0W M0RXLG Gerdon SL Shearer to Harry Hiss IHsabett Denhaam. Miss Mary Elizabeth Denbam and Gordon M. Shearer, Jr, 805 Tandy avenue will be married tomorrow morning by Rev. R. B- Evans, pastor of the Wilkes Boulevard Church. Mlas Denham is 18 and Mr. Shearer is 13 years old. G. M. Shearer, bis.father, gave his consent to the marriage. It Is understood the couple will remain In Columbia after the marriage. Hnral Missouri Shows Decrease. By Catted Preaa WASHINGTON, July 31. The Cen sus Bureau today announced the pop ulation of Chariton County, MIsssouri, as 21.700, a decrease of 1.734. or 7.4 per cent; McDonald County 14.(90, an Increase ot 1.151,, or W per cent; Marion County 29,785, a decrease of 787. or 2.6 per cent; Polk County 20,351, a decrease of .L210, or 5 6 per cent Here Troops Arrive In Ireland. By Halted Press LONDON, July 3L A detachment ot the Royal Fusileers with field guns, numbering about LO00 men. landed at Queenstown, Ireland today. They were taken to their destination In motor tracks, the railway men having re-1 recently stated the archbishop would fused to transport them. not be permitted to land in Ireland. HA55IX DRAWS BIG CROWD Australian Prelate Sanouded As Skip Sans From Sew Torn. By Catted Press NEW YORK, July 3L A crowd which police were unable to han dle, gathered here shortly before the Baltic sailed for Queenstown car rying Archbishop Mannix of Austral-la. It was only with great difficulty that the archbishop was able to get through the mob around the gang plank and aboard the vessel. Lloyd George, premier of England, 1 Today's Big League Games (Oosruay at -JUeraatloa Parlor) ational League. (First game) Pittsburgh Boston (Second game) Pittsburgh Boston . Cincinnati . New York . Chicago Philadelphia . St Louis . Brooklyn . R. H. E. 4 12 0 2 4 1 19 7 C6 11 0 5 10 2 2 9 1 J 6 11 0 4 8 2 5 10 3 9 13 0 DAIRY COUNCIL OFFERS PRIZES Faod Yalae of Wry Products'' Is Subject of Essays. In order to stimulate Interest In the advertising campaign which the milk producers of Columbia ate launching this week the Missouri State Dairy Council has decided to of fer cash prizes for the best essays on the "Food Valne of Dairy Products.' There will be four prizes divided as follows: First, HO; second, S7.50; third, $500; and fourth, 82.50. These essays mnst be written by children 16 years ot age or younger. They must be not over 600 words 'in length and must be mailed to E. M. Harmon, Secretary of the State Dairy Council, at Columbia not later than Saturday, August 7. Any source of Information is per- mlssable but It is suggested especially that all children competing study the posters in town as well as the adver tlsements and the stories on this subject in the local papers. Twenty Injured In Train Wreck. By Called Praaa SALT LAKE CrTY, July 31. A score of persons were injured In the wreck of a passenger train here today. The train was said to hare been de railed when going at a high speed. WHI H.M Hecthr. C H. Williams .chairman ot the University Community Association, has called a meeting ot the members PREDICTS COX WILL COME TOiCOLllMBIA W L. Nelson Tells Women Democrats Their Candi date May Visit Hre. DEFENDS PRESIDENT Says Congress Is Steeled By iuui iviiHiunairce. re publicans Unfair. Governor James Cox will apeak In Columbia this fall it final arrange menta can be made, according to Con gressman W. L. Nelson in an address last night before the Democratic wom en of Columbia. f That Columbia Is an-adncaUonal center for 4,000 students and a center of Democratic spirit in Missouri will Influence him to vary from his planned rouie 10 speak here. Mr. Nelson laid Throughout his talk Nabkn lal.l blame on the contrary Congress for many of the conditions today.' "Republicans are continually howl ing about the failure of the present Congress," he said. -I arree mtn them. It is made up ot a majority ot republicans and; contrary Republi cans at that They have Insisted on restraining actions suggested by the clear mind ot the President Says Wilson Is Cabeat, "How is President Wilson? is the most common question asked me. His body show the effect ot the great mental strain ot the last few months. His hair la white, his form Is1 bent but his mind is aa clear as the tap of a belt, and his will la unbent,, "We need a broader-minded nation. When McKinley and Lincoln, died partisan feelings were forgotteS- but the feeling was different when Pres ident Wilson's illness waa announced. The Republican side of the Honu cheered. "We do not want to brag atont what we think ot the outcome ot (he election but we know that we will have a ticket and a platform which the people will accept "The difference between the Repub- - lican and the Democratic parties Is that the voice and 1 from natural course of any healthy plan. while the Republican lets the voice of the party atari above in the upper tew and trinkle slowly down to the masses below. Blames Congress for Sugar Price. "The present high price of sugar and the higher passenger and freight rates are two of the most prominent results of the actions of Congress. "You have asked why the United States didn't buy the Cuban sugar crop? The answer is that it wouM have been foolish. President Wilson wanted to buy the crop to lower su gar prices but he wanted Congress to extend the term ot the Sugar Equali zation Board for one year to govern the price ot the sugar it bought Con gress refused and he realized that trusts without limit would make pric es aa high if not higher than they are now. "Every congressman ought to be left at home who voted to retain the railroads until March L The Presi dent knew they should be returned January L Now we are paying to get the owners to take them back. The big roads are getting all they make and the government Is having to make up deficits on the smaller roads. The public is paying higher rates and must wait patiently on slow transportation. ",Do you think yon should expect a reduction In taxes so long aa the steering committee in Congress la com posed ot the four millionaires: Wins low ot Massachusetts, Dunn of New York, Loagworth ot Ohio and Madden of Chicago?" Nelson asked. Defends War Extraraamaee. "My Republican opponent is asking now I expect to be elected when the Democrats put over an extravagant war with millions ot dollars ot ma terial left on hand. "It is true that we ended the war with surplus supplies. Bat we also ended the war with surplus Jmys left over. Which is tne more vaiuaoie oi the two? We are proud ot the war record. It will bear comparison with any war in the history of the world. People ask me why I am willing to use my time acting as attorney or adviser for the former service men. I do it because I owe it to them and I think the boys who put the crimp In the actions ot the man with the heaven-bent moustache and the hell-bent mind, deserve It -I want to be a ser vant to the people who elect me to work for them." Toward the end of the address someone suggested the Lowden mon ey scandal. "That has created much comment," Nelson said, "bnt I think any man waa pretty poor who took the bribe and then refused to vote for Lowden." i .r- 5 : i$i -v- i ..-- : -5 i j J -t .4 i 1 i fr u u "Taw Hating af a CafitaL "The Making of a Capltatr will be the" subject jpon which Dean Walter of the association for Room 120. Aca-JWiniama wDI address his BIWa class dearie Hall at 4:15 o'clock Monday at- at tne Hroaaway uneon, at iv ocwca ernoon. isunoay monurg A K ,ri 'sifo' Tia iZ. r ii$ U 4 i m v r 4 -id ..MSiSt-vi yhw s. atyf-jaa..' jnMif Sxs1iaaSBMaaBaaaaaaHBi i "