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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
U COUNCIL WILL OPEN .
New Paving Proposals to Be
Passed Upon at the Ad
FIREMEN1 TO . WAIT
Raise Question Held Over
Until the First Meeting
Dida'for the paving of alleys in the
business district of Columbia between
Broadway and Walnut streets will be
opened and passed upon by the City
Council at their adjourned meeting to
Bids for the paving received here
tofore by the council were not accept
ed because they were above the esti
mate of John R. Silver, city engineer.
The question of a raise for the city
firemen will not come before tonight's
meeting of the council: The matter
has been laid over unUl the first meet
ing in September in order to provide
a reasonable amount of time for an
swers to the city clerk's letters in
quiring of other ciUes of Columbia's
size in Missouri the amount of pay
their firemen receive monthly.
CAUSE OF FIRE STILL CXKIOWS
Sigma Alpha EpsBon Leases Heme at
1IW Rosemary Lane.
There is small probability that the
cause of the tire that destroyed the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house
will be discovered, according .to John
L. Whttesldes. chief of police.
A negro who was questioned yester
day morning as to his whereabouts
on Monday night has established an
alibi, proving thathe left the house
at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon and
did not return that night.
Miss Ida Potter, chief operator of
the Colombia. Telephone Company,
today repudiated ell responsibility for
the 'delay which Is said to have caused
the fire to get beyond control. C B.
Ttolllns said today that he was able
to reach the telephone operator after
"a little delay." He had some diffi
culty In explaining to her the loca
tion of the fire.
The adjuster for the company that
insured the house will arrive-tonjfcat
and will mak his investigation of
the Are tomorrow, it was stated at
the office of the Columbia Rental and
Insurance Agency today.
Tom Walden, fire chief, said that
be knew no knew developments and
that he had not been at the scene of
the tire since yesterday morning.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraterni
ty has leased a bouse at 140 Rose
mary lane, formerly occupied by, the
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and" be
gan preparing the place for occupan
cy this afternoon. A member of the
fraternity said that, according to
tentative plans, a new house, built on
the same design as the one destroyed
Monday night, will be erected within
a year. He said that the new struc
ture would be larger and would hare
AMERICAS SWIMMERS WIS TWICE
United States Entry WUs Ma-Meter
Swim for Women; Breaks kccotb.
Ry United Press
ANTWERP, Aug. 25 Hhelda
Dleibtrey of the Woman's Swimming
Association of America won the 100
meter swTm for women here today in
the Olympic Games and set up a new
swimming record for that event of
one minute thirteen and tbree-
nrtn seconds. Irene unesi m nm
delphla'was second. Frances Shroth
of San Francisco was third.
TILLISTAS BEIXG DEMOBILIZED
Report That Bandit Hat Flea I
Br United Pfaaa
MEXICO CITY .Aug. 25. Demobili
zation of the forces of Francisco vil
la Is taking place at Tlahoallalo and
will be completed by Saturday, a
statement to the State Department
said today, nte reports which were
given ou a San Antonio that Villa bad
gone Into the mountains were denied.
It was stated that the army bad re
ceived six months pay.
MAC05 MAX HEADS STATE G. 0. P.
John 0. Hughes Eleetei Caairaaui at
ST. LOUIS. Mb Aug. 25John Q.
Hughes, president of the State Ex
change Bank of Macon, was elected
chairman of the Republican state
committee which met here today. This
election was brought about by the
resignation of W. L- Cole of Un
Seed Company Xow la Caster BH.
C. WlUhlte. manager of the Will
Seed Company, who baa been located
at the corner of Tenth and Cherry
streets, has moved his place of busi
ness to 24 North Eighth street In
in the Guitar Building. H waa lo
cated In Vernon County as a dealer m
seeds, before coming to Columbia laat
THE WEATHER Unsettled,
Far riBBu -.! tii. ..
dandy aarf aaaaeatkat warttled Uolafcl
aa Tkanaays altcbtlr warmarr laalsht.
Missouri: Partly clonitr tonight
and Tnnraday: aomrwhat unsettled In the
vest sod central portions.
f!ainrlllw fall VIU .-. 1. a.
DMiij all, state Ijlnr at of tb Iturky
MuMtalu across the country to tlw At-
. "" ,ow prwsnre corer. me
If HML With ttaninw Maaau!.-. !...
Temper to. rr hare liaen Mimvwhat In
all middle western grain states, but ttaer
till are below the seasonal arrrajtv.
In Xflaasiairl ik Jlat ..- - a. n
- .-.-,.. ar- iu luauw rc ruuRo in
pots and there are mndboles here and
tlUM . .t. n
.-". "i ir mrr uv rrry nati or ini
The weather will warm up a bit and
there will be aome unaettled weather hot
no rain of consequence In exported In Mla-
aourl dnrloe the next 36 boura.
The Mgbeat temperatarp In Columbia
yesterday waa 78: and the lowent laat
nlsht waa 50. Precipitation 0.00. A jrar
ayo yraterday the highest temperature waa
90 and the loweat waa (H, Precipitation
ooa Snn roae today 5:31 a. m San et
-.! p. m. Moon aets 123 a. m.
The Temperatures Today
61 12 noon 75
8 a, m 64 1 n; m. 77
9 a. m 67
2 p. m
3 p. m
10 a. m 70
11 a. m 73
3:30 p. m..
BUSY SEASOJ, BEGINS
With Hundreds of Students
Already Here, Columbia
" Is Getting "Brisky"
With the return of the atnrfOTim nr
the University. Columbia today is
getting -nruky. Every train that
comes In brings newcomers. Fami
liar faces and new faces are an
everywhere while hording houses are
Being Kept busy by the room-seekers
who have not as yet been accomodat
ed. The Y. M. C. A. and the student and
the Commercial Club co-operative of
fice at the University are doing valu
able service to the Incoming students.
By the aid of thee two Institutions
It is believed the usual congestion
that occurs annually due to a race
for rooming houses will be properly
handled this year and that every stu-
dent will be given proper attention .in
lindlng a suitable room. Almost all
the houses having roms to offer for
for student accomodation have already
given .notice .io, the University office.
and it Is hoped that a complete list of
rooming houses will be compiled be
fore the end of the week.
The students who have arrived in
Columbia are merely a vanguard of
the expected record enrollment of the
University. Hundreds of them are
here already but the great rush has
not yet begun. It is expected that
the greater ipart of the students will
be here by ,the endi of the week.
With more than a week's time be.
fore the formal opening of the Uni
versity, many foreign faces can al
ready be seen In the city. Students
from Argentine were the first to ar
rive among the students from foreign
countries since then several
students from other countries have
been continually coming in. Several
Filipino students besides those who
were here last year are expected to
arrive in Columbia for the fall term.
Two Chinese students will come from
China to attend the School of Jour
nalism. A Korean from 'Hawaii
reached the city several days ago to
enroll In the University and students
from ether countries will be here this
year. With the number of foreign
students already In the city, the for
eign student enrollment for this year
is expected to break the record of the
That many pew students will be in
Columbia, by the beginning of the
temt is presaged by the great number
of new faces one meets among the In
coming students. Very few of 'those
who were here last year have arrived.
SAME PLACED IK HALL OF FAME
Inveatmr Was Oaee a Watcl
Eaptoyea by GeTeraaaeat.
Directors of the American 'Newspa
per Publishers Association, at a re
cent meeting in New York City, adopt
ed a resolution proposing the name
of Ottmar Mergenthaler, Inventor of
the linotype, for enrollment In the
Hall of Fame.
Mergenthaler was born in Wallen
bergs Germany, May 10, 1854, and died
in Baltimore, Md, October 28, 1899.
At the age of 18 Mergenthaler came
to this country and entered the em.
ploy of the government as a watch
maker. In 1876 he removed to Balti
more where he devoted himself to
perfecting a typesetting machine. His
efforts were successful and over 39,
000 linotype machines have been
made br the firm bearing Ills same.
Type may be had for forty different
languages. American built linotypes
re now In use In sixty-three different
Ha-i-1- Stadeats Beat llemse.
t itatauw- a ranlon Masonic
fraternity, haa arranged to occupy a
boose at 605 Sooth Firth street oegin
nlng with the opening of tha fall term
of the -Unlwratty. At preaeat there
. MMtvijMEsbera. moat of whom
are from Kansas City. Tfcey wUI be
enrolled In tie freshman, ciaas
.COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2b, 1920.
DECREASE OF 887
.IN BOil com
Census Report Gives Popula
tion of 29,646; Decreases
2,970 in" 10 Years
30,533 RESIDENTS 1910
Settles Says Difference Is
Caused by a Shortage of
Ily United Press
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25. The Bu
reau of Census announced -the follow
ing figures here today:. Butler Coun
ty, Missouri. 24.106, an increase of
3,482 or 16. per cent: Boone County,
Missouri, 29.645. a decrease of 887 or
2.9 per cent.
The dcrease in normlatlnn In
Bxme County Is caused by the shor
tage of building materials which
throws peaple out of work and they
nave to leave to seek employment,
said Duskin Settles, census taker of
Boone County. "Also manv of th anl.
dlers returned to stay only a short
time. They went to other places to
Statistics show that In 190(1 nnnno
uounty bad a population of 28,642;
ism. a population or 30.533 or an in
crease of 1.891 or 6.6 per cent.
VETERANS ADTERT1SE RE.UMOX
Local Posts Arrange for Gathering
Here September 1L
Boone County road-crossings and
villages were being posted with an
nouncements of the re-union to be
held in Evans pasture at the east end
of Broadway Sept. 11, by members
of the local posts of the American Le
gion and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, under whose auspices the events
will be held.
A delegation visited Centralis this
afternoon to obtain the co-operation of
the American Legion post of that city.
Efforts will be made to have an excur
sion train from Centralis to bring the
service men from that section of the
county and from the -country about
Hallsville and other centers to the
Carl Gentry. William Allen and O.
R. Johnson are members of the joint
committee for the Veterans of For
eign Wars and T. Vl TllOohn Noweli
and George Mulllns for tha American
VACANCIES IX COOTT SCHOOLS
C E. Jiortheutt Holds Special Examl.
nations for Teachers.
C. E. Northcutt. County superintend
ent of schools, is holding a special ex
amination for rural grammar school
teachers at his office In courthouse
today. He has eight vacancies to fill
in the County rural schools.
"I do not expect much trouble over
a teacher shortage in the County this
year. We have raised teacher's wage
35 and 40 per cent In this County," said
Mr. Northcutt. He explains that
teachers getting 160 last year now re
ceive J 100. Salaries in the rural dis
tricts range from S75 to 1140.
When asked if small salaries was
the sause of the scarcity of good in
structors he admitted that such1 was
the case. He said, however, Boone
County paid salaries that would com
pare favorably with those in the maj
ority of counties In the State.
MRS. ELUAH READ DIES
She Had Lived la This County Most
of Her Life.
Mrs. Elijah Read, a widow, E9 years
old, who lived nine miles east of Co
lumbia died at her home test night.
Death was due to complication of
Mrs. Read was born In Camden
County In 1861 but has Urea In Boone
County most of her life. Funeral
services and burial will take place at
Old Cedar Church at 11 o'clock tomor
Mrs. Read is survived by a brother,
Thomas Polndexter of Mlllersburg. a
half sister. Mrs. John Stewart of Co
lumbia and four children.
COMMUNITY C0U5CIL TO MEET
Final Reports of Coauilltee to Be
Heard Tomorrow Night.
The Community CouncU will hold a
meeting tomorrow evening' at 8 o'clock
at the Commercial Club rooms to hear
the final reports of its committees for
the work done during the past year.
The chairman of each committee will
be asked for a report on all his work
and possibly suggestions for the com
ing year. Important matters concern
ing the library, sanitation and other
matters of vital interest to the com
munity will be discussed. MrsEmlly
Harshe. President of the Council, will
"aBted bf Traak Miraer'Caie.
By United Press
RIO DE JANIERO, Aug. 25. The
British steamer Dryden arrived here
last night carrying Eugene Leroy who
Is wanted in New York In connecUon
with that xw York-Detroit trunk mu'-
der reported some Ume ago. He was
POLISH MCE ON
United States Will Stop the
Poles' Food Supplv Should
RUSSIA MAKES GAIN
Second Report Says Russian
Army Is burrounaea jno
Chance for Escape.
By Called Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.1 The Po
lish armies cannot hope to rout the
Bolshevik! as they might desire, it
was announced here today by the Po
lish legation because any major ad
vance on the part of Poland may pre
judice ber chances for the mainte
nance of her food supply which is
coming from the United States. The
federal government some few days
ago Issued a note to the Polish gov
ernment that a long advance Into
Russia would not be allowed by this
Kusslaas Make Slight Gain.
By United Press
BERLIN. Aug. 25. The Russian
north army which began a counter
attack north of Warsaw yesterday is
reported to have, met with little suc
cess. Terrific fighting is reported
an dthe Poles are said to have been
driven back a few miles.
Warsaw Hears Basslaas Are Circled.
By United -Press
WARSAW, Aug. 25. According to
an official dispatch received here to
day the north Russian Army north of
here has been completely surround
ed and all chance of escape cut off.
HOSPITAL F0ODATI0X LAID
Math of the Material far Xew Balld.
lag Has Been Received. '
The foundation of the Boone County
Public Hospital is finished and the
walls are up as far as the second floor.
Since the contract calls for completion
of the building by September 1. 1921.
the builders are not rushing work at
the present time. AH the Ule and
brick for the walls, the cement for
the floors, the boilers, and most of the
woodwork Is on the ground. The
-pearmg of the-Srst Boor bTdelayed by
non-arrival of cut stone and reinforc
ing steel. ,
Davis and Phillips, the builders, said
today that they had purchased their
materials ahead of Ume to avoid de
lay because of tardy shipments.
Quarters for help, a large dining
room, a kitchen, store and drug rooms
and an emergency operation room will
be on the first floor. On the second
floor will be most of the rooms for pa
tients and a sunroom at Jhe east end.
Two operating rooms, an anasthetic
and recovery room will be at the east
end on the third JJoor. The materni
ty room will be in the center of thei
third floor on the north side. A sola
rium will be built, over the center of
the building as a fourth floor. On
pleasant days patients may sun them,
selves on the root outside the solar
ium. The shade 'trees about the property
have been protected against damage
during the building of the hospital by
I'ONZI MADE M0XKY ELSEWHERE
L. J. Hall Says Maalpalation ot Postal
Reply Coupons Is impossible.
Postmaster L. J. Hall does not be
lieve that the Italian money wizard.
Ponzi, made his money as he alleges
by buying international reply couponr
in this country. It would be Impos
sible to buy a vast number of the
coupons without causing immediate in
vestigation by the postal authorities.
"I know it is impossible from now
on. Here is the new ruling the pos
tal guide for August." said Mr. HalL
According to the ruling postmasters
are Instructed not to redeem interna
tional reply coupons of any country i
presented in quanlUes ot more than
ten. When more than ten reply cou
pons are 'presented, postmasters are
instructed to ask the holder to submit
a statement in writing as to the origin
of the coupon, the purpose of sending
them in large amounts and the use
proposed to be made ot the stamps in
the desired exchange. The answers
are then forwarded to Washington be
fore action is taken. These coupons
are only to be used to prepay interna
tional reply postage.
'TO JOIX STEPHENS FACULTY
Mb Olivia Pound Considered For
Miss Olivia Pound, assistant princi
pal ot the Lincoln. Nebr., high school
has been granted permission by the
board of education there to consult
President J. M. Wood of Stephens Col
lege regarding the acceptance of a
position on the Stephens College fac
ulty. According to the Lincoln pap
ers the position will pay $3,000 tor the
first year and 83,600 tor the second.
Miss Pound Is a sister of Dean Ros
cbe Pound ot the Harvard Law Scboql.
HAWAHAXS TO EXTEK M. V.
Two Foreign Students Cone to Enter
"Columbia Is like the tamoaa t
waiian city of ilo for its resem
blance In scenery and climate." aid
Tasuke Yamagata, a Hawaiian born
student who came to the city three
days ago In company with Soon Hahm
Ann, a Korean student.
These new atadents are already fa
miliar with American life, especially
with that of Columbia, because two
Missourians had lectured to them on
the "Wonders of Missouri" before
they started for America.
"I was born under the American
flag in Hawalia. consequently I am
full-fledged citizen of Uncle Sam,"
said Yamagata today. Although. I
am Japanese by race yet I know
very little about the empire for
was only there once on a visit."
The Ann added:
"I'm also an American naturalized
citizen; I got my papers when I was
discharged from the Students' Army
Training Corps at Honolulu after the
war. I spent flften years in Hawaii.
Previous to my S. A. T. C, experience
I served In the (Hawaiian National
Guard. I also taught in the govern
ment high schools of Honolulu. The
lure ot America is too strong for me
to resist. -I am going to specialize
in Education at tra Lnlvershy."
Both students speak English flu
ently. They came to the University
ot Missouri upon recommendation of
U R. Klllam and Charles F. Loomts,
Missourians who are engaged in Y.
M. C. A. work in Honolulu.
SUFFRAGE WINS Mill
Supreme Court Justice Re
fues to Restrain Colby An
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. The suf-
tl-suffrage fight 'was transferred to
lory here today when Justice Slddork
of the Supreme Court of the District
ot Columbia refused to issue an order
restraining Secretary ot State Colby
from Issuing a proclamation that the
Nineteenth Amendment has been rati
fied by the Tennessee State Leglsla
By United Press
WASHLVGTON, Aug. 25. The an
U-suffarge fight was transferred to
tiled in the United States court in
the District or Columbia enjoining
Secretary of State Colby from declar
ing the Ninteenth Amendment a part
of the Constitution ot the United
States. ,.'o further acUon is report
ed. OFFICE WORKERS ARE UXEASV
Summer Brings Blue Envelope to
By United 'Press
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 25 Office
workers and clerical men arefeeling
the pinch ot the summer depression
In business, according to F. M. Smith,
attending the convention of the Nat
ional Association of Technical, Edu
cational and Commercial Employment
Agencies which opened here today.
"White collar workers have not the
grasp on their Jobs they had six
tmonths ago; office managers are
wielding the axe unsparingly, and
shirkers and Incompetents especially
are being weeded out," he declared.
"In times of depression the banks
sense the emergency first and act by
cutting down on credit to business
concerns. In the mercantile world
there follow special sales and bargain
offers, efforts to obtain quick money,
Supplementing this comes a campaign
for the reduction of operating expen
ses, and blue envelopes to white col
lar men become common. Such a con
dition exists at present
David Hallimam, secretary ot the II
linois Employment Agency associa
tion, stated that the return of large
numbers of clerftal wcrkers from
Washington. D- C- to their former lo
caHties has resulted In an oversupply
ot applicants for positions.
"Furtherlnore." he declared, "salar
ies for office Jobs are on the decline,
especially where applicants are assur
ed that the positions are permanent."
WILL HOLD EXAMISATIOX
Applicants for Mall Clerk-Carriers
A civil service examination for
clerk-carriers will be held In tne
Swtngroom of the postofflce Satur
"Anyone desiring to taxe me wxam
i..iin. afcmM inntalre al once at the
money order window for Instructions
and application blanks as the appllca
u. ... ha matt in Kt. Lonlsln tune
lor the applicant to receive permission
to take the test- aaio i j- ".
The minimum number of clerk
carriers to be placed on the civil ser
. .jiviM reiacer after the exam
ination Is three, according to the
Hiss Mary H. Qaian Visits Parents.
mi., iarr Helen Ouinn. who has a
government position in Washington.
D. C la vislUag her parents Mr. and
Mrs. P. S. Qulnn of 16 College avenue,
Russia Given 48 Hours
ALLIES ARE READY
Will Execute Plans Prompt-
iy u n-ussians Make No
Reply to Ultimatum.
By Cnlud Pms
IX1NDOX. An- !: w.,..i ..
- " - uiutcr tuts ma
Jor part of Europe will again be In-
u.veu in war will depend upon the
answer of the Russians to the note
sent to them hv nra.t t.i..i- ..
Italy. Russia was given 48 hours In
mcn to answer the note or until Fri
day. Arthur Balfour has sent a mes
sage to the Russians telling them
that unless they grant the demands
of the Allies, Great Britain will will
change her policies toward them.
Italy. France and Belgium are report
ed to be backing Great Britain in all
If the Russians fall to answer the
note Germany will likely be Involv
ed as the sentiment there Is known
to be pro-Russian. The Bolshevist
representatives" In London have been
given their passports and wjll leave
there Friday If the Russians fall to
answer. Word has been recehed
from Minsk that the Poles have defi
nitely refused the terms of the Rus
sian peace delegates in regard to de
mobilization. This is said to be the
last session of the peace delegates at
The Allies are said to have all
plans ready in casethe Russians fall
to answer. They say these orders
will be executed with great prompt
ness. The British nary Is reported
to be ready to establish a blockade
within twelve hours after orders have
SAYS EXGLAXD FAVORS COX
Illinois Congressman Charges Britain
Voted to Aid lo Campaign Fund.
By United Press
CHICAGO. Aug. 25. "England is
ready to pay for election of another
Democratic candidate for president,"
said Congressman Britain of Illinois
here today. He said that the BTltlsh
Parliament aad -voted $87,500 for; an
entertainment fund which ran tn w
turned over to the Democratic na
tional committee. He also said that
Great Britain was readv to nnnlv ten
times more that amount K it was
seen that another disciple of Wilson
could be elected.
By Called Press
ST. LOUIS Mn. Anr SI.
Auckland Geddes, British Ambassador
who is here to attend the convention
of the American Bar Association,
said today that he would issue a pub
lic denial of the charges that the
oruisn liovernmeni was supplying
funds to the Democratic -oaru- In this
country to aid in the camnalrn nf
Britlak- Aid' to Democrats Is Denied.
By United Press .
ST. LOUIS. Aur. 25. Sir Auckland
Geddes. British Ambassador to the
United States, declared here today
before the American Bar Association
that the charges of Fred A. Britain
of Illinois that the British Rovern.
ment has given funds to the Demo
cratic campaign committee -were
"absurd" and that tber wera wlte.
out foundation. -' a
SUGAR PRICES WILL X0T DROP, '
Will Sell for 19 Cent a Pound for Next
" 0 Days.
Sugar will not drop In price for the
next sixty days. It will sell for nine
teen cents a pound during that time,
according to local grocers. This is
one cent higher than it was yesterday.
One grocer says that the sugar spec
ulators have "Just about cleaned up."
The reasons of the varying prices is
the speculators have been able
to buy sugar cheaper than
the refineries have been able to
sell 1L The refineries sell it from sev
enteen cents to 2214 cents "a pound.
The cheapest a grocer can now have
it delivered in Columbia Is 117.78 a
f hundred pounds.
The nineteen cent price Is not ex
pected to drop until the new crop is
on the market.
Spaa for Hartsbarg Bridge Arrives.
The County Court was notified to
day that the steel span for the bridge
to be built over Jamison creek, a mile
north of Hartsburg. had arrived today.
The work of erection will begin im
mediately. The span cost $1,000. It
is forty-live feet long and will be
erected on concrete abutments. The
roadway will be fourteen feet wide
and will have a concrete surface.
Mrs. A. M. McAfee's Coalition Same.
Late this afternoon the condition of
Mrs. A. M. McAfee, who was stricken
for the second time with paralysis last'
Saturday morning at her home, 1112
East Broadway, jras reported as un
changed. Hope of h'er recovery is
3-5 .i' :