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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1908.
TAFT WISHED TO
Did Not Seek the Presidential
Nomination, Letters to
By I'oliea Tress.
Xi:V YOKK, Oct. 19. Hampton's
Broadway Magazine, in its November
issue out today, prints confidential let
ters between Pre-ident Roosevelt and
William Howard Taft, Republican can
didate for President, in relation to
TjiY- pnpo-ed elcation to the supreme
court lunch in l'.KMJ. The letters show that
Taft did not seek the presidential nom
ination. He wanted to accept the ap
pointment, but liis sense of duty de
Answerinj; Mr. Roosevelt's letter, Mr.
Taft explained that he wanted to ac
cept the appointment but his sense of
duty to the War Department, Panama
and the Philippine-, prevented it. He said
that 'ic must light the attacks against
the War Department. Mr. Taft said
that lie would prefer the supreme court
judgeship to the presidency but his
dutj forbade him from accepting the
SENIOR GIRLS ISSUE
MISSOURI SONG BOOK
It's Free to All Students, on Condition
That They Sing Lustily.
A neat little book containing all the
Mir-ouri songs and yells, as well as
some general favorites, has just been
issued for free distribution by the Alpha
Phi bigina, an organization of the Sen
ior girk in the University of Missouri.
The book is dedicated "to each member
of the student body on one condition,
that he or she sing most lustily from
it at every oppoit unity."
Miss Lela Howat was editor of the
scng book and her assistants were
Mi-es Sue Stone, Clara Davis, Caroline
Moreel and Florence Helm. The offi
cers of the Alpha Phi Sigma, which
now has seventy members, are: Presi
dent, Miss Irene Serutehfield; vice
president, Miss Clcva Cole; secretary,
Mi-s Howat; treasurer, Miss Frances
Smith : ehr.it man of .the social commit
tee, Miss Winifred Rcmley.
U. OP M. LIBRARIAN
HEADS STATE BODY
H. 0. Severance Honored at Session in
H. O. Sewrance, librarian of the Uni
a er-it of Mi-souri, was elected presi
dent of the Missouri State Library As
sociation at its session in Moberly Fri
day. The other officers are: First vice
president, Mrs. Bessie S. Lee, Moberly;
moiid vice-president, Willis II. Kerr,
Fulton; secretary, Mrs. Florence Whit
tier, Sedalia; treasurer, C. E. Miller,
The association accepted the invita
tion of the Columbia Library Club to
hold the next convention here.
Mr. Severance was on the program
at the Friday afternoon session as lead-
it .t lli,. "Two-Minute Hook laiKs. in
1 m w litcli ...Y-ril tnmlur. imrt it'ill.ltfil.
WAR LETTERS HERE
Bixby of St. Louis Gives University
Reprint from His Collection.
. K. P.ixby of St. Louis has just
pre-ont ed to the University of Missouri
a Milume f letters written by Zachary
Taj lor finm the battle fields of the
Mexican War. The letters have been
reprinted irom the originals in Mr.
I'.ixbj's jo -e-Mon, and are of great
'I he olumc contains an introduction,
biographical note, an appendix: and il-
lutration 'rom Mr. 15ihys private
plate-. Mr. Iti.xbv, who has a large
collection of manuscripts and letters of
great raritv and .ilne. sen the xolume
to H O. Severance, Librarian.
WILL CASE WITNESS HERE
Miss Pendleton Saw First Wife and
Child in Columbia.
Miss Sallie M. Pendleton, who is to
1; a witness for Mrs. Samuel Vantine
in the famous will ease which began
thi- morning, is visiting P. B. Venable.
In the early part of 1SG2. when Miss
Pendleton was a little girl, the first
Mrs. Butler and her baby daughter
stopped for seme months at the home of
Miss Pendleton and her mother. Thej'
lived then ir. the house on Cherrj- street
where Jacob Sellinger now lives.
Miss Pendleton was educated at
Christian College. She left here in the
Jitter part of 1802, and this is her first
visit to Columbia since then. She now
lives in Oklahoma Citv. -
PUNY'S" KlCn, "ALEC'S"
GREAT RUN, SCORE
J. R. Bluck.
Despite DroKen Hand, "Tubby" Graves Begged
to Be Allowed to Continue Playing Punting
Duel Gave Neither Side Advantage.
(Coutlnued from First Page.)
to play, when it seemed that neither
side would be able to score, Ristinc for
Missouri passed the ball low to Xee,
who had dropped back to punt. The
ball slipped from Xee's hands and half
a dozen plaj-ers scrambled for it. An
Iowa man got it on Missouri's thirty
yard line. Here the Iowa team showed
at its best, and bj- hard line bucking
pushed the ball over for the first score
of the game. Kirk, who had been doing
the punting, failed to kick goal.
Missouri came back fighting and with
only a few minutes left to play rushed
the ball to within striking distance,
whence Bluck made his successful kick.
The ball sailed fair and true between
the goal pots. Again the Tigers came
back, fighting harder than ever, and two
minutes later Alexander made his spec
In the second half Missouri resorted
to defensive tactics. Again and again
the Hawkeyes, on the forward pass hy
Carberry, gained around the right end.
only to be held at the crucial time
hy the Tiger line. Then Missouri kicked
and the ball was taken back, but never
DETAILED STORY OF GAME SHOWS
HOW MATCHLESS TEAM WORK WON
Iowa lost the toss and Missouri
chose to defend the east goal, having
the wind at the team's back. Kirk
kicked off for Iowa and the ball went
out of bounds behind Missouri's goal
line. Alexander kicked out from
Missouri's twenty-five-yard line and
Iowa got the ball on her twenty-yard
line. Failing twice to gain anything
by line-bucking, Iowa was forced to
kick, after being penalized fifteen
yards for holding.
Hyland punted the ball from Iowa's
five-yard line to the center of the field,
Deatherage returning the ball two
yards. Missouri tried a forward pass,
but it went out of bounds, and the
team was penalized fifteen yards.
Missouri Line Holds.
Graves kicked twenty yards to Kirk
who returned the ball two yards. Iowa
tried again to gain ground by line
bucking, but in two attempts to smash
through tackle gained only two yards,
and Hyland was forced to kick to Nee,
who returned the ball five yards. Iowa
was penalized fifteen yards for hold
ing. Alexander made two yards around
left end, but on the next two plays the
Tigers were held for downs and the
ball went to Iowa.
Hyland kicked and Iowa recovered
the ball when Alexander fumbled it.
The Hawkeyes went two yards through
center on the next two plays, but lost
the ball to the Tigers when a forward
pass went out of bounds.
Some Good Gains.
Ewing went around right end for six
yards, anjd Nee gained four yards
through right tackle. Driver went
around right tackle for five yards.
Graves went 3 yards through right
tackle and Ewing gained three yards
through center.. Alexander went
through right tackle for ten yards and
Ewing went through the same place
for four yards more.
The Hawkeyes recovered the ball on
a fumble, on their thirty-yard line.
Alexander recovered the ball on an
attempted forward pass. Nee gained
two yards through the line. Bluck
tried to make a goal from the field,
from the Hawkeyes' thirty-yard line,
A. G. Alexander.
far enough to change the result of the
UNIVERSITY SIREN SCREAMS
EXULTATION OVER VICTORY
Xear the end of the game, on an
exchange of punts and fumbles ly
Iowa, Missouri forced the Hawkeyes
back to their own two-yard line. Hy
land had dropped back to punt the ball
out of danger, when the game was
stopped by the officials and a long
wrangle followed. It ended in the di--qualitication
of Driver, Missouri's
pluekj little end, on a charge of
"roughing it" and in sending the ball
back to Missouri's thirty-five j'ard line
on the resulting penalty. The Tigers'
goal was not in danger again.
As the crowd streamed out of the
grounds, yelling with the little voice it
had left, the siren whistle on the Uni
versity of Missouri power house began
to scream in exultation. The band
played. Students leaped from the
bleachers and carried the victorious Ti
gers off the field on their shoulders.
"Shirt-tail parade," yelled someone
and the members of the Rooters Club
dispersed to their homes in search of
Hyland kicked out from Iowa's twen-ty-five-yard
line to Deatherage, who re
turned the ball fifteen yards from Mis
souri's fifty-flve-yard line. Alexander
gained seven yards, and Nee five yards
around end. Ewing went through cen
ter for four yards, Bluck lost one yard
on an end run and again tried for a
goal from field from Iowa's thirty
yard line, but failed, the ball going to
Iowa on its five-yard line. Hyland
kicked to Deatherage. Graves went
through the line for twelve yards, but
Iowa got the ball on a fumble in the
Hyland gained fifteen yards around
the end for the Hawkeyes. Gross
hurdled and Iowa was penalized fifteen
yards. Gross lost a yard through tack
le and Iowa Kicked twenty-yards to
Deatherage, but got the ball on a foul.
Ball Lost on a Fumble.
The Hawkeyes gained two yards
through the line on the next two plays
and were forced to kick. Hyland
kicked to Deatherage, who returned
the ball six yards. Graves went
through center five yards and Driver
around the end for three yards.
The Tigers fumbled, and the Hawkeyes
got the ball on Missouri's fifteen-j-ard
Hyland gained three yards through
the line and Gross went over the line
for the first touchdown of the game
after twenty-eight minutes of play.
Kirk failed to kick goal and the score
stood: Iowa 5, Missouri, 0.
Bluck kicked off to Iowa, Hazard re
turned the ball twenty yards. Iowa
was penalized fifteen yards for hold
ing, and Hyland kicked to Deatherage
on Missouri's forty-five-yard line. Gil
christ gained two yards around the
end, but on the next down Hazard got
the ball on a forward pass.
Iowa Line Tightens.
Kirk punted to Deatherage on Mis
souri's forty-five-yard line. On an end
run Deatherage gained ten yards. The
Tigers failed to gain through the line
on the next two downs, and Alexander
Stewart got the ball for the Hawk
eyes on their fortj--yard-line. Kirk
kicked, but the ball went out of bounds
and was given to Missouri on the
Hawkeyes' forty-flve-yard line, with
six minutes left to plaj-. Graves gain
ed six yards around right end. Bluck
kicked a perfect field goal from Iowa's
forty-yard line. Score: Iowa 5, Mis
Kirk kicked off for Iowa to the Ti
ger's twenty-yard line, Driver return
ing the ball fifteen yards. Bluck gained
four yards through tackle and Alexan
der kicked to the center of the field.
Hyland lost two yards on an end run.
On a forward pass the Hawkeyes gain
ed ten yards.
Failing twice to gain through the
Tigers' line the Hawkeyes tried an on
side kick, but Deatherage got the ball
and returned It three yards. Nee
kicked twenty yards to Stewart.
The next play was the most spectac
ular feature of the game. Breaking
through the line, Alexander blocked
Kirk's punt, got the ball and ran sixty
yards for the Tiger's first touchdown.
Driver kicked the goal. Score, Mis
souri, 10; Iowa, 5.
"Criss-Cross" Play Gainer.
Comly kicked off for Iowa to the
Tiger's five-yard line. By a criss-cross
play, from Gilchrist to Nee, the ball
was returned ten yards. The Tigers
were penalized fifteen yards on a
foul, putting the ball in Missouri's five
Alexander made a beautiful kick to
Kirk, who was tackled in his tracks by
Graves, on the Tigers' forty-five-yard
Hazard gained two yards around the
end and the whistle blew, ending the
SECOND HALF, GENERAL'S
BATTLE, WITHOUT SCORE.
Hastings replaced Connors, Fee went
in for Kirk, and Carberrj went in for
Stewart. Nee was replaced by Crane.
Bluck kicked off from the east goal
to Collins, who returned the ball to
the Hawkeyes" thirtj'-yard line. Col
lins went through tackle for a five
yard gain but Fee failed, to gain
through the same place and the Hawk
eyes were forced to kick.
Iowa Works Forward Pass.
Hjiand kicked a long punt to Alex
ander, who made a fair catch on Mis
souri's forty-five-yard line. Alexander
made six yards through tackle.
Bluck failed to gain around the end,
and on the next play the Hawkeyes
got the ball on an on-side kick.
On two forward passes Iowa gained
forty yards and on the next play gain
ed five yards through the line, but
lost the ball to the Tigers on a fumble
on Missouri's twenty-yard line. Alex
ander kicked to Fee, who returned the
ball to Missouri's forty-yard line. Col
lins gained seven j'ards on two line
smashes, but Alexander got the ball
for the Tigers on an on-side kick. Iowa
was penalized five yards for an off-side
plaj The Tigers lost five yards on a
Forward Pass Fails.
Missouri lost five j'ards on a forward
pass and was forced to kick. The ball ,
went to the Hawkeyes in the center of
the field. After making twenty yards
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ball to the Tigers on an on-side kick.
Missouri kicked and after the Hawk
eyes lost twenty yards on forward
passing, they were forced to kick.
Johnson replaced Gross at right tack
le for Iowa, and Burrus replaced Ewing
at full for Missouri.
After Missouri kicked back to Iowa
the Hawkeyes worked the forward
pass for fifteen yards.
Neither team seemed to be able to
gain ground and both were forced to
kick. Iowa worked the forward pass
for another ten yards. Ristine sprain
en an ankle and was replaced by Hill
who captured the ball for the Tigers
on the next plaj.
Weary Players Fumble.
The Tigers fumbled to Iowa, and af
ter the Hawkeyes had gained ten yards
by a forward pass they fumbled to the .
Williams replaced Gilchrist at right 1
The Hawkeyes were held for downs
on the Tigers' twentj'-j'ard line. Don
ald went in for Hazard at full arid
Hanlon replaced Perrine at end.
Graves broke a bone in his left hand,
but stayed in the game until the next
plaj. The Hawkeyes gained ten yards
on a forward pass. Barnes replaced
Graves at tackle and for Iowa, Collins
was replaced by Thomas.
Unable to gain ground, the teams en
gaged in a kicking duel, in which the
Tigers got the better of it, finally com
ing into possession of the ball on
Iowa's ten-yard line where they were
held for downs. The Tiger's got the
ball again on Iowa's forty-five yard-line
from which place Bluck attempted a
field goal, which fell short, the ball go
ing to Iowa on its fifteen-yard line.
Saunders replaced Trowbridge at quar
ter. Penalized Forty Yards.
Hjiand kicked to the fortj--j-ard line
to Saunders. Driver was taken out of
the game and Missouri was penalized
forty j'ards for rough-play.
Cook replaced Driver at left end.
Iowa kicked the ball behind the Ti
ger's goal, and Alexander kicked out
from the twenty-five-j-ard line. Hjiand
kicked back to Alexander on the Ti
gers' fortj--yard-line. Alexander kicked
back, and the ball went out of bounds
at Iowa's fortj'-yard line just as the
whistle sounded, ending the game.
Score: Missouri, 10; Iowa, 5.
Rills and Bvcrill
Missouri. Position. Iowa.
Driver, Cook .. -L.E. Perrine, Han
Ion. Graves, Barnes ...L.T. .. Stutsman.
Gove L. G Seidel
Ristine, Hill C Comly
Roberts R. G. Connor, Hast
ings. Bluck R. T. Gross, John
son. Gilchrist, Williams R.E Hyland.
bridge, Saunders .Q. ..StewarL Car
berry. Nee, Crain L. H Corrins,
Alexander R. H. ..Kirk, Fee.
Ewing, Burrus ...F. B. ..Hazard, McDonald.
Referee, Cornell, of Lincoln, Neb.
Umpire, Burkland, of Peoria, 111.
Field judge, Stuart, of Sheridan,
Head Linesman, Lieut Thompson,
of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
PENCILED ON THE SIDELINES
AS TIGERS TROUNCED IOWA
The cheering was heard downtown
when Alexander sprinted down the
field for Missouri's touchdown.
H. M. Harwood. editor of the Dailj
lowan. of Iowa University, was here
Saturday with the Uawkeye football
. , ,,,,,,, ,
R- Gr ok'ft ,,a back th
Iowa U'am m saw P-mc J
unlay and visited at the Delta Tail
The Theta Nu Ep-ilon "neos" were
out in full regalia and lietween halves
threw peanuts to the college girls in
the south bleachers.
The faculty was there, and noisy.
One staid profe-sor is accused of
smashing an instructor's hat in the ex
citement after Bluck's field goal.
"Easy" Anderson. Captain Miller and
Carothers were not actually on the
fighting line, but all three were as near
to the Tigers as thej- could get, shout
ing words of encouragement.
'iz7y" Anderson, as-i-tant coach and
formerly a star half back on the Tiger-.
-:..!, in 41. a l.'r.t- rf flio lnplpe
w ,,. a T!or wa, ja;,i ut. No one
lmnnliT nftir the iramc than "l7zy."
President Hill, sitting in the north
bleachers with Mr-. Hill, came to hi-fi-et
with a jump when Alexander
crossed Iowa's goal line and waved 111-
hat and cheered in the fa-hion approved
by the Rooter- Club. Mr-. Hill was not
U-liind in enthusia-m.
ALUMNI RETURN TO "ROOT"
FOR TIGERS IN BIG GAME
The game here Saturday is said to
hiivo brought back more alumni of the
University of Mi-ouri than any other
ever plajed here. Among the former
students who "looted" for the Tigers
C. B. Smith, a graduate of the Agri
cultural College, now as-i-tant editor of
the Breeders' Special of Kansas City.
Ned Nugent, practicing law in Kansas
L. W. ("Burh") Smith, of Milwaukee.
Wis., who acted as linesman for the
Ray Denslow, of Macon, Mo.
"Turp" Ingram, of Moberly.
Harrj' Cotton, mile-runner for the
Kansas City Athletic Club, who was a
guest at the Delta Tau Delta house.
Ralph Ellis, of Kansas Citv former
business manager of the Independent.
Harold Williams, lawyer, of Kansas
City, former secretary to President R.
Machir J. Dorsey, lawyer, of Denver,
Colo., son of George B. Dorsey of the
Board of Curators.
business visit of
and 21, 1908
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