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First Week of Season Opens
With Soul-Harrowing
flir t. Ito. Millson
He Saw the Jayhawkers Beat
Oklahoma Saturday at
Gilchrist Goes to Half Back,
While Nee Plays Right
designer for
But at Last Virtue Triumphs,
and Scoundrel Dies as
He Deserves!
You could tell from the moment Clin
ton Crosby stepped onto the stage
last nisht at the Columbia theater
that he was a villian of the deepest
dye. Villainy breathed from the tips
of his waxed mustache. It was elo
quent in the smart cut of his clothes
and in the shiny silk hat he wore.
It really was an act of supererogation
to designate him on the program as
"an English scoundrel."
And within five minutes Clinton
Crosby was plotting to get "the pa
pers." Then indeed did the house
settle back with a sigh of content for
some real melodrama. There could
no longer be any doubt that within due
time "the chee-ild" would figure in
the play.
It was not the formal opening of the
theater, which is leased independently
this week, but it was the first night
of this season and it was the audible
announcement that litigation which
has kept the playhouse dark is at an
end. So it was a "standing-room-only"
crowd which greeted "The Bowery
An Open-Face Bowery Girl.
If Clinton Crosby's make-up bespoke
his villainy, it was no less evident at
first glance that Calamity, the Bow
ery girl whom Seth Owens, a farmer,
had taken to his home to rear, was,
to use an expression she herself
would not disdain, an eighteen-karat,
open-face, American movement, guar
anteed. The house "took" to Calamity in a
minute, and you could see she was a
ten-to-one favorite over Florence,
Owens daughter, just back from Vas
sar. It may be said right here, in
behalf of the gallery, that if Florence
is the kind of girl Vassar turns out,
Vassar girls aren't wanted hereabouts.
Now it so happened that Clinton
Crosby had known Florence at school,
and he became a boarder at the Owens
farm. He arranged with Lawyer
Bratton to substitute a mortgage for
old man Owens' last will, and after
it had been signed, when everybody
thought the game was up, Calamity,
with a shotgun, and Robert Everson,
a country "squire" who was in love
with Florence, blocked the game. This
was the first narrow escape of the
"That document and you is divorced
for keeps," Calamity shouted at the
villainous Crosby, and, gnashing his
teeth in rage and disappointment, he
retreated before her shotgun.
Calamity's Miraculous Escape.
In the second act Clinton Crosby
tried to poison Calamity. Just why
he should attempt to do so wasn't
apparent, but he did. He drugged a
glass of water and tried to get her to
drink it. She was just about to do
it. when she happened to see an empty
glass under the table, and used that
instead. It was a great relief to the
audience to find that they had a habit
of leaving empty glasses under the
table on the Owens farm. If they
hadn't, Calamity would certainly have
been a dead Bowery girl.
It wasn't long after that until "the
chee-ild became a factor. Calamity
foolishly consented to claim it as her
own. at Florence's request, and in a
turrible scene was driven out of the
house into a shivery snowstorm by
her foster-father.
"Begone. Leave me house. Never
let m u h see your face again. Go back
to the streets, from which you came!"
And there was the poor little Bow
ery girl going to the bow-wows
through no fault of hers.
Some Scenery Chewing.
It was all very sad, but the audience
tried to take heart in the amusement
'Squire Everson afforded. He had had
a change of heart, and was now in
love with Calamity, instead of Flor
ence, who had deserted him for Cros
by. As a scenery chewer Everson
was the champion of anything ever
seen in Columbia.
Then Florence poisoned her father.
She wanted to get his property under
an old will, you see, and he had signed
another that day. Calamity for some
occult reason returned to the house,
probably finding the snowstorm a bit
shivery, and she was kneeling beside
her dead foster father, weeping,
Ends Play Great Game and
Quarterback is Good
Dr. W. G. Manly, professor of Greek
and member of the Athletic Board of
the University of Missouri, while in
Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, saw the Kansas-Oklahoma
football game in which
the Jayhawkers were barely able to de
feat Oklahoma by the score of 11 to 0.
Discussing the game, Dr. Manly said to
a reporter for the University Missou-
rian :
"Kansas has a strong and fairly fast
team this year. The team has line ends
and they put up a good interference.
The punter is not as good as Forter,
but is not to he despised. Steele, the
quarterback, directs his team well.
Has Plenty of Substitutes.
"Kansas has plenty of substitutes
who are just as good as the men on the
first team. The Tigers will have to play
hard to win Thanksgiving Day, as the
Kansas team is improving every day.
"In the first half of the game Sat
urday Oklahoma held Kansas to a O-to-0
score. In the second half Kansas ran
in six substitutes, while Oklahoma did
not have any to take the places of the
men who were worn out. That accounts
for Oklahoma's defeat.
S. D. Gromer, an instructor in history
at the University of Missouri, two years
ago, now treasurer of the island of Por
to Rico, is visiting in Columbia for a
few days.
As treasurer of the island, Mr. Gromer
collects the taxes and revenues, is a
member of the upper house of the leg
islature and serves on severa' commit
tees. He lias 200 men under liii.i.
Mr. Gromer expresses himself as very
well pleased with the general conditions
in the island. He will return to Porto
Rico about the first of December.
when Florence slipped a vial of poi
son into her apron pocket
Things were looking blue for Ca
lamity again. But no Silas Ricoby,
down on the program as "a flathead,"
proved he wasn't one at this junc
ture. "Flathead" to the Rescue.
"I saw you put the poison in Ca
lamity's pocket," he cried, just as
everybody was beginning to believe
Calamity was guilty.
Foiled again!
Then indeed did Calamity leave that
cursed place, and return to the Bow
ery whence she came!
This is saying nothing of "the
stupendous safecracking scene in the
third act." Bob Everson had old man
Owens' will in his safe, and he oblig
ingly left his office in New York long
enough for Crosby and Florence and
Bratton to plot to open it There is
no doubt they would have succeeded
if it hadn't happened that Calamity
went into the office to sleep for the
night, having been guided thither by
a policeman who had picked her up
on the Bowery. This was one of the
happiest coincidences in the play, for
she found a revolver in the office, and
what she did to those safe-crackers is
too good to tell.
All's Well That Ends Well.
Well, everything finally turned out
all right, to the deep relief of the
audience. The villain got it in the
neck and virtue triumphed and Ca
lamity married Everson and presum-1
ably was happy ever after, as is
proper in melodrama.
Tonight, "To Be Buried Alive!"
Isabelle Pitt Lewis, who took the
title role, was really clever in the
lighter parts. Her slang was only
occasionally the slang of the Bowery,
but the audience was happily not
overcritical in that regard.
The company as a whole is above
the average in that sort of production.
Some of Eddie Black's lines, songs
and "business" were disgustingly
coarse, and it is to he presumed the
management will not subject women
who patronize the theater again to
such vulgarity, by permitting repeti
tion of It
"Curly" Ristikk.
Kansas City Exhibit Compares
Favorably With That
at Chicago.
University' of Missouri Is
Among Most Successful
Special Correspondence.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 20. The Am
erican Royal Live Stock Show, held
Oct. 12-17 at the Kansas City Stock
Yards, was the biggest and most suc
cessful fat stock show ever held in
this state. It was the opinion of the
leading breeder in attendance, that the
quality of the exhibits were the equal
with that at the National Show in Chi
cago. fctoek men were present from nearly
every state in the country. The large
attendance of farmers and stock men
of the Middle West indicates that they
have not felt the effects of the financial
depression to any considerable degree.
2,000 Animals Exhibited.
The number of animals exhibited was
close to 2.000 which included the finest
blooded breeding cattle, swine, coach
and draft horses, sheep and angora
goats, feeding cattle and poultry. Of
the Angoras, there were sixty and their
silken Mohair was pleasing to look at.
On account of the high class of exhibits
in all classes the work of placing the
winners was difficult. The poultry cx
Iribit wa good, with most of the lead
ing breeds exhibited.
The holding of the Horse Show Tues
day to Friday evenings in the big tent
in connection with the American Royal
was a new and successful feature. The
tent holds nearly 10,000 people. Every
evening before the light driving horses
appeared there was a parade of the prize
winning fat stock.
Kansas Wins at Stock Judging.
The students' stock judging contest,
now a regular feature at the American
Royal, created sharp interest. The sil
ver cup offered for the team scoring
the highest number of points, was won
by Kansas State Agricultural College.
Iowa team stood second and Missouri
third. The contest was close.
The plan of the contest is for each
judging team, which is made up of
five men to be allowed fifteen minutes
in placing each class of animals, the
classes leing made up of five animals
each. Then five minutes are allowed for
individual reasons for such placing. The
animals are first placed by the judge
and his placing gives the standard for
grading the papers. This part of the
contest counts 00 per cent and the rea
sons count 40 per cent. Prof. V. L.
Carlysle. of Colorado, was the Judge,
and he was assisted in grading the pa
pers by W. L. Xelon, of the Missouri
State Board of Agriculture.
Auction sales were carried on daily
during the week, prize animals were
sold and high prices realized. Fifty
two Herefords pure bred brought an
average price of 172.00, an advance
over last year's sales of alxnit $24 per
The University of Missouri took its
uual good share of the prizes. Out of
twenty-two show animals the Univer
sity took ribbons on thirteen.
Grading System Commended.
Student Life, published at Washing
ton University, makes editorial com
ment on the new system of grading at
the University of Missouri and adds:
"We do not suppose our own University
is thinking of making such a change,
but the system is a logical one and is
certainly worth thinking about."
Ristine and Driver Will Be
Out for a Week With
Sprained Ankles.
Coach Monilaw last night made sev
eral important changes in the Tiger
line-up. Gilclirist was shifted from
right end to left halfback; Nee was
taken from left half and put at right
end; Roberts was shifted from right
guard to left guard and Captain Miller
was put in at right guard. Gove is
at left end and Williams is at quarter.
Ristine and Driver will be out of the
practice for the whole week, probably,
with sprained ankles. Anderson was
out running signals hist night for the
first time in a week. His sprained an
kle is still bothering him, but he will
play in next Saturday's game.
Williams to Play Quarter.
The men were tired out last night
from the effects of Saturday's game, so
Coach Monilaw put the team through
light signal practice only. Williams
showed up well at quarter and will lie
used in Saturday's game, or at least
part of it.
The practice last night was public,
and will be public tonight, but secret
practice will be the order for the rest
of the week and only the coaches and
the athletic committee will be allowed
on the field. Secret practice will con
tinue next week also with the excep
tion of Monday.
"Curly" Ristine's ankle is stronger
and he will be out of the hospital to
Drake defeated Coe College, 15 to 0.
Michigan won from Notre Dame, 12
to C.
Dartmouth and Williams played a
draw, 0 to 0.
Creighton College defeated Grinnell.
8 to 7, at Omaha.
Washburn beat the Haskell Indians.
11 to 4, at Topeka, Kan.
Scwanee and Virginia played a 0-to-0
tie-game at Norfolk, Va.
Tarkio College of Missouri defeated
Missouri Wesleyan, 80 to 0.
The Chillicothe Normals beat the
Kirksvillc Osteopaths, 12 to 0.
The University of Pennsylvania de
feated the fast Brown eleven by a score
of 12 to 0.
Harvard had no difficulty with the
Springfield Training School team anil
won 44 to 0.
Wisconsin defeated Indiana 15 to 0, in
a game marked by frequent use of the
forward pass and punting.
The crippled Yale team Iieat the Wesl
Point cadets 6 to 0. An unexpected
penalty resulted in the lone touchdown
of the game.
St. Louis University ran over Arkan
sas, 24 to 0. The Southerners held
Cochcnis' heavy men to a single touch
down in the first half, but weakened
in the second.
Knox College gave Washington Uni
versity of St. Louis a hard tussle on
the latter's grounds, Washington win
ning by the close score of 11 to 0. -in
the scoring was done in the first fifteen
minutes of play.
Chicago triumphed over Illinois, 11 to
0, on Marshall Field, Chicago. The heat
aided Chicago in its victorv. Schom-
mer's place kick clinched the game when
the score stood 7 to 0 in favor of
Stagg's players.
Minnesota and Nebraska battled to a
0-to-0 tie in Minneapolis. The Minne
sota players were outweighed several
pounds to the man, but several times
pushed the ball to within striking dis
tance of the Cornhuskers' goal.
Walter Ben Hare at the Alpha Tan
Omega house. 507 Hitt street, is ar
ranging for "try-outs'' for the Univer
sitv dramatic club.
.rTills and Bverill
at tbeir store
October 20
Law Department
Course of three years leading to degree
of Bachelor of Laws.
Instruction is given by lectures, study
of text-books and case-books. There are
five resident professors of Law and ten non
resident lecturers lawyers eminent at the
Bar and on the Bench of the State.
The Practice Court gives the student
opportunity to become familiar with the
methods of conducting cases in court and is
a popular branch of the Law course.
The Law Library of over thirteen thou
sand volumes is open to all Law students.
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