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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1908.
"SCRUBS" 25 T0 14
'Varsity Men Play in Poor
Form, and Several Are
DEXTER, JOURNALIST, IS STAR
All-Class Man Makes Long
Gains Hundreds See
The Tigers defeated the all-class
team on Rollins Field Saturday after
noon by 23 to 14. The game was one
of the poorest exhibitions of football
seen here this year. Time and again
the ''scrubs" broke through the line
for big gains. They also circled the
ends and once worked the forward pass
for a gain of thirty yards. ,
Nearly all the '"regulars" who played
were taken out after playing a short
Last "Half" Secret.
Owing to the warm weather the
coaches decided to play four "halves"
of ten minutes length, the last one
W being secret. Although it had not been
advertised, several hundred persons
saw the game.
At the end of the third "half" the
audience was requested to leave the
grounds in order that the players might
finish the game in secret, and enable
the players to try some, fake plays.
Straight football Was used nearly
all the time, and at this style of the
game the "scrubs" proved nearly the
equal of the regulars. Dexter, Hall,
and Hackney played the star game
for the "scrubs," while Graves, Wilder
and Burrus played well for the "regu
lars." Graves Makes Two Scores.
At the end of the third "half" the
score stood 23 to 14 in favor of the
'Varsity. The "regulars'" score came
from touchdowns iby Wilder, Burrus
and VJraves, the latter making two.
Bluck kicked a field goal from the
thirty-five-yard line, counting the other
four points. For the "scrubs" Dexter
and Hall made a touchdown and
Hackney kicked a field goal from the
thirty-yard line. v
The first touchdown of the game
came after about five minutes of play,
and was made by the "scrubs" after
they had run the ball to the Tigers
five-yard line, from the center of the
field. Straight football was used all
the wav, Dexter carrying the ball on
about cverv other play and makingJ
big gains through the line. Dexter is
a student in Journalism.
Tigers Are Injured.
In addition to playing an inferior
game, the Tigers succeeded in adding
scleral of the best men to the hos
pital list. Bluck injured his ankle so
severely that he had to be carried
from the field.
Williams was knocked senseless dur
ing the secret practice and remained
so several hours. Both of these men
are likely to be kept out of the Kan
sas game as a result of the injuries.
Bluck returned to the form he show
ed during the first of the season. Ev
ery time the giant tackle was given
the ball he gained ground and not once
did he fumble the ball.
Burrus also played great ball at end,
showing great speed in getting down
the field on punts. Saunders played
at quarter, and engineered the game
"IZZY" ANDERSON PLEASED
WITH SECRET PRACTICE WORK
Assistant Coach 'Izzy" Anderson was
much pleased with the secret practice
Saturday evening after the all-Ameri-can-'Var&ity
game. He said:
'After the spectators departed there
was no attempt at a regular game,
but the ball was placed in various po
sitions in the field and certain of the
Tiger-,' new plays, including the 'bow
wow,' were worked successfully against
the all-American team.
George Anamosa, a former Tiger star,
saw the secret practice and said Bluck
and "Easy" Anderson played better
lull than they have played at any time
WILL GO TO KANSAS CITY
The entire Varsity squad of twenty
nine men will go to Kansas City, be
side the eighteen '-all-American" play
fere who will make the trip.
In all, the athletic management will
take forty-seven football players. The
Tigers will leave Wednesday morning
ar.d will travel in a special coach.
BEAD THIS WOEFUL
LIST OF INJURIES
TO MISSOURI TEAM
Ewing, Gilchrist, Crain,
Deatherage and Some
The Tigers' chances for winning the
game at Kansas City next Thursday
are somewhat diminished by the con
dition of the men. Saturday's game
with the "scrubs" added a few more
players to the invalid squad. The com
plete list follows:
Alexander is still troubled with wa
ter on his knee.
Ewing has tonsilitis and will not be
able to take the trip.
Gilchrist has not yet recovered from
an internal injury he received in the
Crain is still troubled with his shoul
der, which he sprained last week.
Bluck sprained his ankle Saturday
and may not be able to play in the
Deatherage stepped on a tack Sat
urday night and it is feared that blood
poison may set in.
Williams' head was injured Satur
day. Wilder's sprained instep has not
Ristine's ankle still bothers him.
Graves received a scalp wound in
Saturday s game.
Driver's sprained ankle has not
TURKEY GOBBLER MUST
REMAIN INSIDE TILL
DAY OF JUDGMENT
Gloomy Weather Combines with
Thanksgiving Dangers to Depress
The Weather Man has decided that
the turkey gobbler must spend his last
few days indoors, unless he wishes to
get wet. This gloomy weather is apt
to have a depressing effect on him, and
the fact that it is to continue is not
calculated to arouse any hopes in his
The official decree follows: "Show
ers tonight and probably Tuesday."
The temperature at 0 a. m. was 54
degrees; at 2 p. m., 62.
The rainfall for the last twenty-four
hours has been .43 of an inch.
A JOLT FROM
PROF. FAIR'S "EXAM."
Students Penitently Disqualify
Themselves for Membership in
Prof. Eugene Fair gave the newly-organized
"Flunk" fraternity a blow Sat
urday morning. He gathered all those
who failed to pass the mid-semester
examination n European listory in
room 44, Academic Hall, and gave them
Judging trom their earnestness, the
students had become weary of this
kind of "frat" life and were petitioning
membership in the "passed" fraternity.
LEAVE FOR KANSAS CITY
President Hill and Secretary Babb to
Attend Curators' Meeting.
President A. Ross Hill and Secretary
Babb of the University of Missouri de
part this afternoon for Kansas City,
where the Executive Board of the
Board of Curators is to meet Tuesday
They will also attend the meeting
of the 'full board Wednesday afternoon.
at which the question of transferring
the last two years of the medical
course to Kansas City is to be taken
President Hill and Mr. Babb will see
the Thanksgiving football game.
LEO STEVENS IN BALLOON
Aeronaut and Companions Will Try to
Cross Lake Erie.
By United Press.
CANTON; Nov. 23. Leo Stevens,
aeronaut, started from Canton this
morning in the balloon ''All-America"
in an effort to cross Lake Erie. The
start was favorable.
He is accompanied by W. R. Timken
and H. II. Timken of Canton and W. O.
Comstock of Kansas City.
To Debate on the Tariff.
The first preliminary debate will le
held this year before the Christinas
holidays. The subject will be: "Re
solved, that all duties on imports,
should be levied for revenue only."
Jasper County Club Tonight.
The Jasper County Club will meet
toni 'lit at 7:30 in room 44 of Aca
demic HalL An effort will be made
by the club to get special cars home
TROLLEY LINE PLANNED
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to Give Bonus for, Road
120 Miles Long, From
Brookfield to Rolla.
OFFERS RIGHT OF WAY
THROUGH 600-ACRE FARM
Advantages of Idea Are
Set Forth by Wealthy
Land Owner of Boone
Marshall Gordon, a wealthy farmer
four miles west of Columbia, has a
plan for an electric trolley line by
which 120 miles of road will connect
the eight principal railway systems of
the State, top eight productive coun
ties with an approximate population
of 200,000 persons; and open coal fields
as yet undeveloped.
Mr. Gordon is willing, should such
an enterprise be undertaken, to give
a right-of-way through his farm of
COO acres, besides a substantial bonus.
He proposes that a trolley line be
built from Brookfield, Linn county, to
Rolla. in Phelps county, by the way
of Moberly, Columbia and Jefferson
Starting at Brookfield, the trolley
line would connect with the Chicago,
Burlington & Santa Fe Railwav. Run
ning south by west the Jine would
intersect the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe. in the northern part of Chariton
county. At Moberly the line would
cross the Wabash and the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas railroad lines. Five
miles below Moberly the road would
intersect the Chicago & Alton.
Passing south to Columbia the road
would run through the undeveloped
coal fields of Boone county. From Co
lumbia to North Jefferson by the way
of Ashland the road would run through
a strip of country twenty miles in
width which now has no railroad fa
cilities. At North Jefferson the trolley line
would reach the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas railway. A bridge across the
Missouri river has been built that
could doubtlessly be utilized by the
trolley line. The Missouri Pacific
passes through Jefferson City.
Running south from Jefferson City
the trolley line would cross the Rock
Island and Pacific in the southern part
of 0-age county, then continuing to
Rolla by the way of Vienna and tap
ping the Frisco system at Rolla.
Mr. Gordon is confident that a trol
ley line built as above indicated would
be a paying investment. He thinks
the line woald have a large passenger
traffic by serving as a "filler" for the
railroads. Furthermore, the line would
connect the University of Missouri
with the state capitol, and serve as a
means to develop the portions of Boone
county which are creatlv in need of
THREE TRAINS TO KANSAS CITY
WEDNESDAY AT $3 AND $4 RATES
The Wabash has definitely agreed to grant a $3 round-trip excur
sion rate from Columbia for the Thanksgiving Day football game at
Kansas City. A special train for the accommodation of business men
will leave Columbia at 11 p. m. Wednesday. A S4 rate will be in effect on
the regular Wabash train leaving here at 9:25 a. m. nd 4 p. m.
Returning, a special train will leave Kansas City at 9:30 p. m.
Thursday. Excursion tickets will be good on' all regular trains to 10
a. m. Friday.
Two extra coaches will be attached to regular trains on the main
line going to Kansas City. These will accommodate about 100 passen-
gers each. Crowds leaving here on regular trains will be restricted to
200 persons on each train. -aSt
2 The excursion rate was obtained thrtSgh the efforts of the Commer-
cial Club, of which Col. J. A. Hudson is president.
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FOR TIGER HEROES
Students to Have Charge of
Assembly for Farewell
To Hold Mass Meeting.
The assembly tomorrow morning will
be given over to football enthusiasts
in the University of Missouri for a
"farewell service." President A. Ross
Hill, Dr. C. W. Hetherington, Coach
Monilaw, Capt. Miller and "Tubby"
Graves are on the program for
At 5 p. m. tomorrow the students
will assemble in front of Academic
Hall. The gates of Rollins Field will
be thrown open to them at 5:30 p. m.,
in order that they may witness the
last practice before the Thanksgiving
game. I he cadet band will be present
when the students assemble, and on the
A mass meeting will be held tomor
row night in the auditorium to give
the Tigers a "send-off," and Wednesday
morning the "rooters" will accompany
the team to the station, headed by
TELEPHONE WAR MAY
EXTEND OVER COUNTRY
Independent Concern Gets Injunction
Against Bell Company.
By United Press.
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 23. A tele
phone war has begun "here through the
action of the United States Telephone
Company, an independent concern, in
getting an injunction against the Bell
Company. It is expected that the fight
will extend over the entire country.
The suit charges that the Central
Union, a subsidiary of the Bell com
pany, is trying to restore the former
monopoly in violation of the Sherman,
anti-trust law. The Central Union, it
is charged, is trying to absorb the in
dependent manufacturers to control the
output. Further suits are expected.
Baptists Commemorate Long
History With Special
MET IN OLDEST BRICK HOUSE
Rev. Dr. Thomas Reviews
the Progress of the
The Eighty-fifth anniversary of the
First Baptist church of Columbia was
celebrated yesterday with special ser
vices and a sermon by the Rev. Dr.
M. L. Thomas, the pasor.
Dr. Thomas' sermon was a review
of the work done by the church in its
eighty-five years of existence, from
both religious and material stand
The first record of the Columbia
Baptist church reads as follows:
4'nutchins Barnett, William Rideway,
Charles Hardin, Harriett Goodlow,
Abraham Fooly, William Jewell,
George Cave, George Jewell, Mary Jew
ell, Hiram Phillips.
"Columbia, Saturday, 22nd Nov., 1823.
"We whose names are enrolled above,
being regularly baptized, and in the
neighborhood of Columbia, Missouri,
have this day and date above named,
in conformity with a previous ap
pointment, met at the house of Broth
er Charles Hardin in order to consider
the propriety of uniting together to
become a church."
Church's First Meeting.
The first meeting was held on the
day following in an old brick house in
the west part of town, now known as
the Hardin place. This building is
still standing at the corner of Fifth
and Locust streets. It was the first
brick house in Columbia.
Dr. Thomas ended his remarks with
a brief sketch of his hope for the fu
ture prosperity of the church. He said:
"My dream of this church's future is
a fine auditorium, facing Broadway, an
assistant with special reference to the
University, and a first-class Bible
teacher, giving his whole time to Ste
phens College, making, with the pas
tor, three strong men at work for the
Baptist cause in Columbia."
Music for the occasion was supplied
by the choir, under the direction of
Prof. T. Carl Whitmcr. The special
music consisted of a solo by Mrs. C. B.
Sebastian, entitled, "I Know That My
Redeemer Lives," and an anthem by the
choir, "How Manifold are Thy Works."
yj.CH. TO BUILD
$10,000 is Appropriated for
Purpose No Action on
The Missouri State Y. M. C. A. con
vention at St. Joseph voted to appro
priate $10,000 to establish a park in
the Ozark region of South Missouri.
The park will le used for convention
purposes by the association in Missouri
as the park at Lake Geneva, Wis.,
is used by the national association.
The Y. M. C. A. in Missouri already
owns a tract of fifty acres on White
river in one of the most picture-quo
regions of South Missouri, and it is
proposed to erect buildings for con
vention purposes and for association
There were 300 delegates at the con
vention, representing all departments
of the association in the state, and the
meetinsr continued four days Thurs
days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The session ended yesterday afternoon
in a big mass meeting participated
in by all of the churches in St. Joseph
and the delegates at the convention.
The delegates from the University of
Missouri were T. H. Summers, J. H.
Stidham, S. Perry Wilson, and J. W.
Cleland. The matter of raising funds
to complete the building at the Uni
versity of Missouri was not brought
up at the convention.
The place, of meeting next year will
be decided later by the State Execu
tive committee. .
How Minnesota Supports Team.
The Minnesota attendance at the re
cent Minnesota-Chicago game in Chi
cago was 3.700.
Miss Mary Logan is Seized in
the Kappa Kappa Gamma
Home by Intruder, Who
ONLY TWO OTHER GIRLS IN
CHAPTER HOUSE AT TIME
Screams Frighten the Man,
Who Flees Over Rear
Miss Mary Logan, a member of the
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, was
unable to attend her classes in the Uni
versity of Missouri Monday on account
of the nervous shock she received when
negro attacked her Saturday evening
in the chapter house on Hitt street.
Miss Logan's screams attracted other
girls in the house, and the negro fled.
All but three of the sorority members
went to a theater Saturday evening.
The three remaining in the house were
Miss Logan, Miss Mary Paxton and
Miss Louise Quarles.
One of these went to a telephone
soon after the others left the house,
and when she was through talking left
an electric light burning in the lower
rear hall where the telephone is placed.
Negro Darkens HalL
The bell rang again not long after
that, and Miss Logan went downstairs
to answer it. As she emerged from
the living room into the lower hall she
noticed that a rear door from the hall
was open. The light had been switched
A negro sprang at Miss Logan out
of the dark, attempting to choke her.
and warning her not to cry out. He
threw her to the floor, but despite hi-,
efforts to silence her, she screamed so
loudly that he relinquished his hold
and fled through the rear door and es
caped over the rear fence.
The police were notified after the
other members of the chapter house
returned home. Miss Logan is unable
to describe her assailant. She is un
injured except for the nervous shock.
NEGRO RIOTERS SLAY
TWO TENNESSEE DEPUTIES
By United Presa.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23. Depu
ties Hall and Burnes were fatally shot
today at Owl City while attempting
the arrest of three negroes.
The negroes were accused of causing
a disturbance and breaking up public
worship in a local church. The depu
ties tried to arrest the negroes and
were Ishot. The negroes "lescaped in
the excitement caused by the shooting.
A posse of about one hundred and
fifty men was quickly organized and
started in pursuit. It is reported that
the posse has surrounded the negroes
in the woods, making their escape im
possible. UPRISING OP INDIAN
Plot to Assassinate Bengal's
Lieutenant-Governor is Discovered.
Br United Press.
CALCUTTA, Nov. 23. A session of
the Indian council has been called to
consider a threatened uprising of dis
contented nations. The seriousness of
the situation is indicated by the fact
that Viceroy Minto is coming from
Lucknow. The railroad tracks are
guarded the entire distance and engines
are preceding the train to prevent pos
A plot has been discovered to assas
sinate Sir Andrew Frozer. lieutenant
governor of Bengal. This is the fourth
attempt on his life.
Former Columbian Dies.
Mrs. Augusta Lorena Davis died re
cently near Fayette, in Howard coun
ty, Mo. Mrs: Davis at one time resided
in Columbia, taught in Stephens Col
lege, and her sons were students at
the University of Missouri.
Attended! Washington Convention.
Dr. P. F. Trowbridge, chemist for the
Experiment Station, returned this
morning from Washington, D. C, where
he attended the annual meeting of the
Association of Official Agricultural
Chemists of the 'United States.