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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1908.
Buss-Johnston Bank Wrecked
by Flames That Destroy
Business Section, Causing
Loss of $00,000.
SAFE IS FOUND CRACKED
IN SIG DEPARTMENT STORE
Residents Organize Bucket
Brigades But Are Unable
to Save Town.
By Telephone from a Staff Correspond
ent. Burglars, in blowing safe in tin.
Tiaile Center building in Ashland, fonr
iccn mill's south of Columbia in Boone
-county, early yesterday started a fire
that wiped out the business district
of the town, causing a total loss of
The lobtors got $220 in money and
h-cKs from the safe.
Among the buildings burned was that
of the IIis-.lohnston Banking Co., of
which the Rev. Dr. J. T. M. Johnston,
a St. Louis Baptist minister, is presi
dent and chief owner. The bank has
a capital stock of 25,000 and deposits
of .J'3.000. At noon today the safe was
still too hot to open.
Residents Awakened by Explosion.
Residents of the town heard an ex
plosion at 2 a. m. yesterday and two
hours later hunters returning from an
outing discovered the fire sweeping the
business center. They immediately gave
the alarm and the church bell was
Nearly all of the ."00 residents of the
community left their beds to join in the
fire fighting. Bucket brigades were
formed and the citizens worked val
iantly to check the spread of the flames.
The fire, however, had gained headway
and the citizens, with no apparatus for
fire fighting, found it impossible to
save the business section of the town.
Only one store was left standing. The
fire did not spread to the residences.
Holes Drilled in Safe.
The Trade Center building, where
the flames started, was one of the
largest business establishments in the
town. The building and the entire
stock of the department store it housed
were destroyed at a loss of $30,000.
Holes had been drilled in the safe and
the door blown off by the burglars.
On top of the safe they had piled a
heap of dry goods, presumably to dead
en the sound of the explosion. The
fire, igniting the dry goods, spread to
the rest of the store. Xo trace has
been found of the cracksmen.
The town opera house, considered the
best in the state for a town of the
size of Ashland, was destroyed. The
loss is placed at $10,000. The printing
office of the Ashland Bugle, a weekly
newspaper edited by J. L. Wilcox, was
wrecked and all the mailing lists
Heavy Property Loss.
The Crump and Dunn general mer
chandise store building, valued at $17,
O00, and the stock, worth $7,000, were
burned. Other stores destroyed were
those of Dr. D. P. Christian, drugs, $2,
."00: W. E. Crump, grocer: Justice and
Hamilton, general merchandise, $3,000;
Claypool Brothers, dealers in farm im
plements and buggies. The barber shop
of .Teir Turner was gutted by the
All of the burned buildings were in
sured except the Justice and Hamilton
store and a vacant store room owned
by Eli Renter.
Plans Already Made to Rebuild.
A meeting of the business men of
the town was held this morning and
steps taken to rebuild.
'"We intend to put Ashland back
on the map," said J. L. Wilcox, editor
of the Bugle, to a reporter for the Uni
Battleship Completes World Tour.
By United Press.
PORTSMOUTH, Va., Oct. 10 The
battleship Maine, successor to the 111
faled vessel which was lost in Havana
harbor, docked here this morning. It
was one of the naval fleet which made
the tour of the world, and is the first
to complete the trip.
Kansas defeated Oklahoma, 11 to 0.
in a spectacular game at Lawrence,
Kan. Neither team scored in the first
General Manager Miller Says
So in Letter to University
LIKES COMMITTEE-WORK BEST
Railroad Can Be Depended
On to Make Changes,
Henry Miller, .vice-president and gen
eral manager of the Wabash railroad,
says in a letter to the University Mis
sourian that the "company is very
much interested in any improvements
that will benefit Columbia in any way,
and may always be depended upon to
do its full share in this respect."
Mr. Miller's letter was written in re
sponse to letters from the University
Missourian offering him the courtesy of
its columns in case he had any defense
to make of the Wabash service on the
Soon after public complaint was made
of the failure of the railroad to put in
crossings in Machir place, and of its
unsanitary station here, the University
Missourian wrote to olTer Mr. Miller an
opportunity to reply. He did not do
so, and Oct 15 this letter was sent to
Letter to Mr. Miller.
The University Missourian wishes
again to extend to you the privilege
of its columns in case you have any
reply to make to the complaints
generally voiced here against the
Wabash service on its Columbia
The Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railroad, as probably you know,
has just completed the deal for a
site for a new station, and will
begin work within ten days. The
state of publie opinion will readily
be apparent to you. If you have
anything to say, it will be printed
without alteration in the Missou
rian. In case no reply is received to
this before Monday, Oct. 11), the
University Missourian will feel at
liberty to make public your refusal
to grant an interview. Trusting this
arrangement is satisfactory, etc.
Mr. Miller's Letter.
Mr. Miller's reply to this is dated
Oct. 1(5, and is as follows:
Your letters about articles in the
University Missourian duly receiv
ed. The management is not unmind
ful of the needs of Columbia from
a railroad standpoint, and sometime
ago established the custom of meet
ing committees of the Business
Men's League and talking over
matters of mutual interest. Many
conferences have been held, and my
impression is that a satisfactory
conclusion has always been reached
in matters thus considered.
This company is very much in
terested in any improvements that
will benefit Columbia in any way,
and may always be depended upon
to do its full share in this respect,
whether it be in the establishment
of industries or otherwise.
I thank you for your letters.
V. P. & C. M.
IOWA'S RECIPROCAL SPIRIT
Fullback Hazard Has New Scheme for
Charley Hazard, who played fullback
for Iowa in the Saturday game, stood
at Booch's corner Saturday evening,
and watched the '"shirt-tail" parade,
and the bonfire afterwards. Turning
to a reporter for the University Mis
sourian, he said:
'Say, you fellows have got the spirit
down here, and you'll have easy pick
ings, with Kansas, on Thanksgiving.
We'll attend to that, for we play them
a week before you do, and if you fel
lows attend to Drake for us, we'll see
what we can do for Kansas."
Scientific Grading Discussed.
At the meeting of the Scientific As
sociation Saturday evening, Prof. II. J.
Davenport, formerly of the University
of Chicago, led a discussion of scientific
grading in universities. Prof. Daven
port originated the system now in use
in the University of Chicago. The new
system in use in the University of Mis
souri has attracted widespread atten
tion. Both figured in the discussion.
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GIRLS HAVE EINAL
Seven Dauntless Freshmen
Paint "Co-eds, '12" on
"EASY" ANDERSON IS GALLANT
Big Football Man Stands
Guard in Front of
The "co-eds" have the final word.
It's on the baseball backstop on Rol
lins Field in the plain view of all who
attend the football games. The green
numerals of the Engineers are covered
with black paint and in their place
glitters in gold letters the legend, "Co
Seven Freshman girls did the Mint
ing and all the men in the University
agree it is the tost job ever done on the
backstop. It is prettier even than the
sign painted by the girls in the dark
o' of night last week and later erased
bv the Engineers.
Some Mere Men Help.
This time the Engineers proved more
gallant and some of them helped the
girls block in the letters with chalk,
while others stood guard.
The names of the girls were given
Georgia Watson, Norma Munro, Sallie
Simnis, Valentine Henderson, Susie
Mathlock, Miss Rutlidge.
A crowd of men with cameras gath
ered while the work was in progress,
but the girls painted serenely on and
no jibe could make them stop. A pis
tol was fired but they did not turn.
A Freshman Engineer conferred with
"We agree to leave what you paint
if you will let us paint the shamrock
near that sign," he coaxed.
This Engineer is Persuasive.
"Did you ever paint 'Co-eds' near the
shamrock?" one of the girls countered.
"Now, don't you honestly think it
would be fair to let that little Engi
neers' emblem go up J"
"You deserve nothing," said the girl.
"We wouldn't be doing this if vou
hadn't treated the girls so badly the
other night. We are hen now doing
it in broad daylight because we don't
want anyone to think we are ashamed
"Well," threatened the Freshman En
gineer, "if not peacefully "
They Wouldn't Be Bluffed.
"You can't blurt us." said the fair
painter. "The upper-class Engineers
have promised to let this sign stay here
Some of the Engineers showed the
girls how to improve the sign. Then
the dauntless seven camped till time for
the game in front of the flaming yel
low letters to guard them from the
A Sophomore Engineer and '"Easy"
Anderson relieved their vigil and prom
ised to hold the sign against all corn
els. IOWA MASCOT DECLINES
TO BE INTERVIEWED
Cub Bear and Trainer Both Gruff After
"Do you suppose." a girl reporter for
the University Missourian asked the
Iowa trainer, '"that I could interview
"You can have the bear." said the
irate trainer, pushing the last blanketed
warrior into the bus.
When asked what he considered the
cause of defeat he said: '"Kirk's condi
tionand then the men got overheated.
It's much warmer here than in Iowa."
Bureh, the cub bear mascot, refused
to discuss the game, but when a cer
tain Missouri cur was mentioned his
growl intimated that if he had lcen at
liberty the greatest struggle for su
premacy would not have toen between
the Hawkeyes and the Tigers.
HERE'S HOPE AT LAST
FOR COAL DEALERS;
COLD WEATHER NEAR
Official Forecast is for Showers Tonight
and End of Sultry Spell
Here's hope for the coal dealers at
last. According to the latest straw
ballot. Winter will make gains in Sum
The forecast: '"Showers tonight.
Possibly showers tomorrow and colder."
Temperature at 7 a. m., 53; at 2
p. m., 82 degrees.
OUTWEIGHED, TIGERS DEFEAT IOWA
BY lO TO 5 IN HARDFOUGHT GAME;
BLUCK AND ALEXANDER SCORE
; "FIGHTING SPIRIT, "SAYS MONILA W; I
"OFF DAY," EXPLAINS IOWA COACH
' Coach Monilaw said: "I am tickled to death over tlu Tigers' victory.
' I attribute it to the fact that the Tigers had a superior method of de-
feuse to that Used by the Iowa team, and a better fighting spirit. Not a
man who played in the game failed to do a he was told to do before he
went in. In regard to the contention that Missouri scored on a lluke, it is
an undeniable fact that Iowa scored on a lluke, as she got the ball on a
fumble on Missouri's fifteen-yard line, and made her touchdown on the
next two plays." a
Coach Catlin said: "There is no excuse for Iowa's losing the game.
Ordinarily Iowa has a better team than Missouri, but this seems to be
an oir week for the Hawkeyes. Capt. Kirk and Collins have been out
of the hospital only two days and this is the first time in a week they
have had on uniforms. Had Missouri not scored on a lluke Iowa would
have won. None of Iowa's players is in bad condition as a result of the
game. In fact none of them played hard enough to get hurt."
CO-ED THUS IOWA
Blond Hawkeyes Especially
Good Looking in Them,
Girl Reporter Says.
SHE ADMIRES BLUCK'S PLAYING
Every Tigera Hero, Victory
Well Won, in
By a "Co-ed" in the Department of
The Hawkeyes burst into the field
triumphantly, their yellow blankets
Hashing in the sun. They certainly
had the ragged Tigers beaten when it
came to clothes and the yellow jerseys
were especially becoming to the blonds.
A cross-looking little bear followed in
their wake. They were giants, those
The Tigers swarmed out into Rollins
Field. The band played and every
man bought peanuts for his girl. The
coaches squabbled and Missouri got the
How Bluck Plays.
Not much happened for awhile but it
was .soon apparent the "old Mizzou" was
"holding that line." Bluck would gen
tly but firmly snatch a man by the
neck from behind, plant him on the
ground, and sit on him. "Tubby"
Gracs would grab a man by the heels
and tip him over on his nose. Poor
little Deatherage they could almost
wave around their heads, but '"Death"
played a gritty game.
Missouri was not much good at the
forward pass for the same reason that
the Tigers lose the basket ball games.
They can't catch.
When the first half was almost over
"Alec" got the ball and broke through
the line. '"Gilly" was close behind and
the enemy pursued at his heels, "Alee"
went like a streak across tin- field.
When Gilly thought Iowa had followed
far enough he knelt and bumped the
enemy. Alexander scored and the
bleachers went wild. So did I.
Big Dan Nee's jaw was paralyzed but
the yell they gave for him continued
until he was tucked between clean
sheets in the hospital and couldn't hear
it. Then Ristine got '"knocked out"
and they bound his sore ankle right
there before everyone.
Those Horrid Sponges.
The water boy was in great demand
but the men sucked the water out of
sponges and the coach wouldn't let
them swallow a single drop of water.
When the whistle blew the score was
10 to 5. The Iowa giants went blubber
ing off the field and the band played a
'"Hot Time" in reversed coats and hats.
It was a great game. Bully for the
Tigers, who won fairly! They're all
Songs at Mass Meeting.
Students who attended the mass
meeting Friday evening in the audito
rium of the University of Missouri
worked their courage up for the game
Saturday by singing. They were a lit
tle "blue" over the prospect, but ft. It
better after '"Old Missouri' ind their
other favorites had been sung. '"Easy"
Anderson, "Ozark" Wright, "Arkansas"
Hunt, "Bottles" Burruss and F. C.
Howell made speeches.
IN "SHIRT TAILS"
Parade on Broadway Ends in
Burning Iowa's Coffin
on Funeral Pvre.
CUB BEAR LYNCHED BY CROWD
It Was, However, anEffigy
Until Midnight, gl
"Did you hear It"
'"Yes, what was it 5"
"Oh. that was the last dying wail of
the poor cub bear which came down to
Missouri to see what he could see, and
which was shown. He saw things lie
never expected to see and never saw
before, and he kept seeing things until
his woolly tody was strung up over
This indignity to Iowa's mascot in
effigy was the climax to the biggest
and most spectacular "shirt-tail parade"
the University of Missouri has seen in
many a day. One thousand strong,
students in negligee paraded the streets,
wild with joy, headed by a band in
similar attire, behind which marched
four gleeful pallbearers, with a coffin
labeled "IOWA" on their shoulders.
Chrisman Organizes Parade.
The parade formed on the University
Quadrangle under the direction of 0. D.
Chrisman, official yell leader, inarched
past President A. Ross Hill's house,
then to Read Hall, a girls' dormitory,
and north on Hitt street to the home
of "Curly" Ristine, Missouri's crack cen
ter, who was hurt in the game.
Dr. Hill happened not to be at home
when the parade passed the president's
The band played "Old Missouri,"
"Dixie" and "There'll Be a Hot Time in
the Old Town Tonight" during the
march to Stephens College. The girls
there gave the celebrators an ovation,
and W. B. Peeler, president of the col
lege, addressed the crowd. After nine
lusty "'rahs" for the college, the band
played "Goodnight, Ladies," and the pa
rade began "the zig-zag" march west
on Broadwav a weaving from side to
side of the wide street, designated in
other davs "the snake dance."
Red Glare Over Scene.
Roman candles and red flambeaux'
threw a crimson glare along the street,
while the sheeted figures wound back
and forth, vocal with joy.
At Eighth street the band struck up
a funeral dirge, and at slow time the
crowd marched to the AthensAlIotel,
where the defeated Iowans were quar
tered. The pallbearers halted directly
in front of the hotel, and the crowd
waited patiently until the funeral dirge
Returning to Broadway and Hitt
street, the celebrators built a huge bon
fire, lighted it and danced atout it like
wraiths. The coffin was placed upon
the tonfire, and yells and shrieks went
up in deafening volume while the fun
eral pyre raged.
Then thecjewd broke up, and amused
itself by "(lemaiKing "hand-outs" from
various places of amusement and shops.
None was denied.
The rejoicing continued until mid
night. The bear was taken down from it
hanging place, last night at 9:30
o'clock by Stanley M. Spindle, of 300
Fine Team Work, Fighting
Spirit and Some Brilliant
Individual Playing Wrest
Victory From Hawkeyes.
ANGLE PLAY, RESERVED FOR
THIS GAME, IS FRUITLESS
All Scoring in First Half;
Second Becomes Punting
Missouri fighting spirit won. 'Rah
for the Tigers'
Outweighed live pounds to the man,
with three star players out of the line
as the result of a contract signed two
years ago, the Tigers played the Iowa
University team off its feet in the first
half of Saturday's game on Rollins
Field and won by a score of 10 to 5.
The team fought as a unit and to
it as a whole credit for the victory is
due. But two factors were prominent
to the 4,000 spectators gathered at the
hardest-fought football battle ever
waged on Rollins Field. These were
the strong right foot of "Puny" Bluck
who proved that nicknames go by op
posites and the splendid run of Alex
ander, the artful dodger of the team,
sixty-five yards down the field for a
BLUCK'S FIELD GOAL KICK
SENDS THE BLEACHERS WILD
The crowd went wild when Bluck
rent (the ball squarejy between the
goal posts on a place kick from Iowa's
forty-yard line. That made the score
i to 4 in favor of the Hawkeyes, who
had pushed Gross over for a touch
down after a fumble by Missouri.
But the demonstration was mild com
pared to that when Alexander broke
through the visitors' line, blocked a
drop kick, got the ball and darted down
the field, with Nee to-hind him warding
off tiie Iowa players who pursued.
Then indeed did the bleachers, keyed
up by the place kick of the mighty
Bluck, exhaust its lungs in cheering.
Everybody was on his feet or her feet
and the volume of the sound swept
back and forth across the field, pro
longed and deafening until voices gave
The players hugged one another and
danced for joy, ami big "Easy" Ander
son, on the sidelines by virtue of the
ruling that kept him out of the game,
went into a very ecstasy of delight.
MASCOT, CUB BEAR, DEJECTED
WHEN MISSOURI SCORES
Just a few minutes tofore that the
Iowa substitutes, sitting in front of the
south bleachers, had risen to their
feet anil had shaken their yellow blan
kets tauntingly in the face of the Ste
phens College girls who were "rooting"
for the Tigers. Now they sat with
bowed heads. Their mascot, the cub
bear, "Burch," was a picture of dejec
tion. It was all strange to the Iowa
team, ,which had conic to Columbia
sure of winning by a big score.
It was clear from the moment the
Iowa team trotted on the field, soon
after 2:30 o'clock, that they were over
confident. On the previous Saturday
they had beaten little Coe College team
by the overwhelming score of 02 to 0.
Last year they twisted the Tiger's tail
and won 21 to 0. They outweighed
Missouri, and they had up their sleeves
the famous "angle play," devised by
Coach Mark Catlin and saved especially
for the game with the Tigers.
IOWA, RELYING ON "ANGLE PLAY"
OVER-CONFIDENT BEFORE GAME
With well-drilled precision Iowa went
through its preliminary practice, running
off the plays quickly and easily. There
was faint hope then in the breasts of
the Tiger supporters.
The do-or-die spirit was there, how
ever, in the "rooters" as well as in the
players, ami when the Tigers trotted
onto the field the crowds in the stands
arose and cheered and cheered again.
The preliminaries were soon over then
came a moment of tense expectation
and the game was on.
In five minutes all the over-confidence
had been shaken out of the Iowa play
ers and the game settled down to a
grim fight. Time and again the Tiger
line tightened and held and the Hawk
eyes were forced to kick. During a
good part of the first half the ball
was well in Iowa territory, with both
teams fighting for every inch of the
ground. Penalties", caused by the over
eagerness of the players, were frequent
on both side?.
With only atout eight minutes left
(Continued on Third Pfr.)
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