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Tiger's Plucky Work Keeps
' Cornhuskers From Scor
ing Till Last Quarter.
Outweighed Fifteen Pounds
M. U. Players Put Up
Great Fight.
Ball Kept in Visitors Terri
tory During First Half
of Play.
"The bo s put up a game fight
that will beat Kansas" Prof. C. L.
Hrewer, coach of the Tigers.
"It was a good game. You made
us fight to got oen one touch
dowim" "Junilo" Stiehm, coach of
the Nebraska team.
"Congratulations. Frank. The
best team won" Captain LeMire
of Missouri to Captain Frank of
the Cornhuskers.
"it was the best football the Ti
gers haio plated this year. It was
a good game. That long forward
pass made by Nebraska in the last
part of the game was what killed
us." O. F. Field, coach of the Mis
souri freshman team.
For three quarters, forty-five min
utes, the Missouri Tigers played the
heavy Xehraskans to a standstill yes
terday afternoon. Then by a series of
charges, charges probably neer
equaled in smashing persistence by
any team on Rollins Field, the bulky
Northerners, aided by a brilliant for
ward pass, pushed the lighter team
back and scored a touchdown. That
was all. The final score was 7 to 0.
The Tigers never quit fighting.
They were in every play. They
fought, fought and fought. It was
only the overwhelming weight of the
N'eraskan's that won the single touch
down for them. With that weight even
they were held time and again after
they had worked the ball down to
"touchdown distance." And with a
touchdown against them the Tigers
were still fighting. The final whistle
canght them going through the Ne
braskan line for gains.
Nebraska has a great team. They
came expecting to win by a large
wore. "Bobby" Lakenan expressed
It well when he shouted through his
megaphone after the contest:
"Well, boys, I guess they know
they've been some place."
Missouri put up a game fight, ev
erybody said so.
The game was a heart-breaker for
Missouri to lose. Time and again the
Tigers threw the Cornhuskers back
for losses when a touchdown threat
ened. The only time Missouri's line
failed to hold was when Towle. sub
stituted quarter, slipped through cen
ter for the only tally.
TIsrer Lino Held 'Em Down.
AH the Cornhuskers say that Mis
souri put up a sterling defense. The
big Nebraska backfield was unable to
Win consistently through the Tiger
line, but it was the same way with
Missouri. The Tiger backfield did not
fignre much in the game, either on of
fense or defense. If Missouri's of
fensive tactics had been" as good as
er defensive, the game would have
been far different Too much stress
cannot be laid on the excellent work
f the Tiger line. Facing a 13-pound
handicap, the men repulsed the
speedy Cornhuskers all through the
The game was a regular old fash
'oned buck-tbe-lino contest. Xot un
til late in the struggle did the teams
Pen un and try the forward pass. Ne
braska worked a clever line shift
throughout, something on the order of
the one Missouri had planned to use.
bit it was not uniformly successful,
18 the Tigers were accustomed to it.
The game was so evenly contested
'or the first three quarters that a 0 to
0 score seemed probable. The Tigers
opened the frame with a rush and
forced Nebraska back into their own
trriton where they stayed the first
barter. Missouri threatened to score
ttree times early in the game, and
once a field goal semed probable, but
epard made a bad kick and the
chance was lost The next two quar
ters Missouri played such a remarka
ble defensive game that still a score
less contest was promised. But the
Cornhuskers came back In the last
with vengeance and swept the Tigers
off their feet. Missouri's line held
once in the last quarter, on their own
"six-inch" line, as one of the officials
called it.
The struggle was out of the ordi
nary In that there was practically no
punting on either side. Straight line
bucks seemed to suit both teams, and
instead of punting on the last down,
an end run or a forward pass was
usually tried. Shepard showed very
poorly in punting in the first half but
he improved in the second. Twice in
the second quarter he punted out of
bounds, leaving the ball in Nebras
ka's possession In Missouri's territory
McWilliams a Bright Star.
McWilliams and Knobel were the
best ground gainers for Missouri". Mc
Willianw played at his top speed all
the time' and yet lasted the entire
game. Purdy and Frank were Nebras
ka's stars. Frank slipped in and
out among his opponents for practi
cally all the long runs made.
Penalties were few on both sides.
Only in the first quarter did Nebraska
forfeit much ground, when they were
too eager to mix in the play. Missouri
lost only twenty-five yards by penali
zation. Nebraska made a short kickoff, the
ball rolling along the ground for only
20 yards. Missouri started carrjing
the ball through the left side of Ne
braska's lino for 5 and 10 yards at a
time. Time was taken out for Groves,
but he continued in the game.
Nebraska took the ball on a forward
pass, and but lost it on a fumble. Ne
braska was penalized 5 yards for off-1
side play and then Missouri punted
across the Cornhuskers' goal line fori
a touchback.
Nebraska punted from the 20-yard
line, and Shepard brought the bleach
ers to their feet with a long run
across the field for a 30-yard gain. On
the next down "Dobby" Knobel dupli
cated Shepard's feat bv carrying the
ball 20 yards around left end to Ne
braska's 3-yard line. The Tigers were
penalized 3 yards, but on the next
play a forward pass was successful.
Rut the Forward Pass Failed.
With the bleachers yellng for a
ouchdown, Missouri tried another
forward pass, but it was intercepted
for another touchdown, Nebraska
brought the ball out to the 20-yard
line and soon punted to McWilliams.
Missouri carried the ball back,
through the line and around the ends,
to 10-yard line. On the fourth down,
Shepard missed a dropkick.
Nebraska scrimmaged from the 20
yard line, and Frank made a 20-yard
run around end, but was called out
of bounds for a net gain of only 10
yards. Two Nebraska end runs went
clear across the field, but made no
gain. The quarter ended just after
Missouri had received a punt on their
own 40-yard line. No score.
The Tiger punted soon after the
second quarter opened. Then Nebras
ka carried the ball down the field on
straight football, Frank making two
pretty 15-yard runs. With the ball
on their 5-yard line, the Tigers braced
The Cornhuskers went against the
line, but gained not an inch. Then
Barton broke through and tackled a
Nebraska runner for a 2-yard loss.
Again Nebraska found a brick wall
where they thought the Tiger line
was. On the last down a runner broke
away around left end, but Captain Le
Mire caught him short of the goal,
Missouri taking the ball on downs.
Gave Them Another Chance.
The magnificent defense was prac
tically wasted, for Shepard punted out
of bounds ot the 10-yard line, giving
Nebraska the ball there. Again Mis
souri line held and Nebraska tried a
dropkick, but missed.
The half ended .with the ball on
Missouri's 40-yard line. No score.
Nebraska returned the kick-off 20
yards at the beginning of the next
half. Then they opened up and tried
a forward pass, which failed, and a
fake kick which worked for first
down. Both sides were penalized.
I.eMire carried the ball 13 yards
through the line. Shepard punted out
of bounds at Nebraska's 30- yard line.
The Cornhuskers came back strong
and advanced the ball scteadily down
the field to Missouri's 20-yard line.
There they lost the ball on downs.
Wilson of Missouri and Mastin of
Nebraska were disqualified for
fishting. Gallagher replaced Wilson,
but the team was weakened by the
Again Missouri held for downs, this
time on their 13-yard line. Missouri
punted, and the quarter ended with
the ball on Missouri's 30-yard line.
In the fourth quarter, Nebraska of
fence showed up strongly. They took
the ball through the line to the Ti
ger" 15-yard line, but were again held
United States Weather Bureau Says
Fair and Some Warmer.
The forecast of the United States
weather Bureau for today is: "Fair
and somewhat warmer."
President A. Ross Hill at the Y. M.
C. A. Building on "What Jesus Taught
Concerning the Fatherhood of God
and the Brotherhood of Man", the
third of his series of lectures on the
social teachings of Jesus 2 p. m.
Dr. John Pickard in the Museum of
Classical Archeology on "A Discus
sion and Comparison erf the Finest of
the Mezzotints" 3 p. m.
Short course enrollment begins.
U. S. Marine Band in University
Auditorium 8:15 p. m.
Towle replaced Potter at quarter for
Tonle Scored Through Line.
Missouri, playing on the defensive
entirely, punted to the middle of the
field. A forward pass, Towle to How-
Oklahoma G, Kansas 5.
Dartmouth 59, Amherst 0.
Drake 33, Washington 13.
St. Louis U., 2S, Creighton 3.
1'arvard 1C, Princeton C.
Haskell 13. Demer 10.
Wisconsin 20. Chicago 12.
Penn State 14, Pennsylvania 0.
Ohio State 31, Case C.
Minnesota 13, Illinois 0.
Michigan 7, South Dakota C.
Cornell 10, Williams 21.
Purdue 21, Northwestern C.
Notre Dame 2G, Pittsburg 0.
' ard, took the ball back to the Tigers'
' 15-yard line, Purdy went through the
line to the 3-yard line, and a moment
later Towle went over for a touch -
down through center. Towle kicked
goal and the score stood:
7, Missouri 0.
Missouri kicked off, and Nebraska
again carried the ball down the field.
Howard made 20 yards, and Towle
went to the Tigers' 5-yard line. Corn
husker supporters saw another score
for their team ,but Missouri was fight
ing in dead earnest, and took the ball
six inches from the goal line. Shep
ard punted to mid-field.
With the score against them, the
tigers played Nebraska to a standstill
in the few remaining minutes. Ne
braska tried a couple of unsuccessful
fakes; Missouri took the ball and
made good gains. The game ended
just after a forward pass, McWilliams
to Mills, had netted the Tigers 5 yards
The ball was in the Tigers possession
in the middle of the field.
W. W. Friesz, Senior Engineer, Wants
Office in Chariton County.
There is one student in the Uni
versity who has more than the aver
age interest in the election next Tues
day for he is a candidate for surveyor
of Chariton County. This student is
W. W. Friesz, a senior engineer. He
lives at Keytesville.
Charlton County has a Democratic
majority of about eleven hundred and
Freisz is running on the Republican
ticket. Nevertheless he has hope of
being eietced. He leaves for home
tonight to do some electioneering in
the next few days.
Quail Season is On 'ow.
Although hunters are permitted to
search for quail there were only sev
enteen hunting licenses issued yes
terday. On previous years 65 licens
es have been issued in one day.
Election Returns
and Orchestra Music
H. E. Keitn's University Orchestra of eight pieces has been employed j
by the University Missourian
Auditorium Election Night.
There probably will be other "stunts" in -addition, to furnish euter
tainment w hile you are w aiting for the returns to come in.
You had better plan to make
coming in about 7:30 o'clock
a. m.
A small admission will be charged to help defray the heavy expense
of a special leased wire sen-ice. All money received above that
amount will be donated to some deserving student" activity.
Sermon at Baptist Church by
The Rev. J. P. Jacobs,
Kansas City.
Communion Services This
Morning for Methodist
Sermon Subjects.
The Rev. J. P. JacoDs will speak at
the Baptist Church today. Doctor
Jacobs is the secretary of the west
ern district of the American Baptist
Publishing Society, in Kansas City.
"The Frontier," Is the subject of an
illustrated lecture to be given by
Doctor Jacobs at the evening service.
He will also talk of the work done by
the "chapel cars". The chapel cars
are constructed to hold an audience
and are In reality, moving churches.
The railroads transport these cars
free of charge. Towns too small for
many churches, are visited and ser
vices are held in the cars.
At the Methodist Church this morn
ing. Sunday school will begin at 9:30
o'clock. At 10:13 o'clock the sacra
ment of the Lord's Supper will be ob
served. In the evening the Epworfi
League will meet at 6:20 o'clock, fol
lowed by th6 regular evening sarvices
at 7:30 o'clock. The pastor, the Rev.
C. W. Tatlock, will preach at the
evening service on, "The Multiplving
Power of a Life of Obedience." The
subject of the prayer meeting service
to be held at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday
will be. "Jesus' Conception of the
Basic Qualities of Life," a study of
thc Beattitudes.
I TIle subject of the morning sermon
a ',e Christian Church today will be:
"A Rare Christian Accomplishment,'
and at night "The Responsibility of
an American Citizen." The morning
service will begin at 10:45 o'clock
and the evening service at 7:30
o'clock. The Bible school opens this
morning at 1:30 o'clock and Christian
Endeavor at 6:30 o'clock this even
ing. Prayer meeting services will be
held at 7:30 Wednesday evening. Sub
ject: "The Gospel of John."
Sunday school will begin at 9:4
o'clock, sharp, this morning at the
Presbyterian Church, followed by the
sermon at 11 o'clock by the pastor,
the Rev. W. W. Elwang, on "The
Cross." The evening service will be
gin at 7:30 o'clock, with Christian En
deavor meeting at 6:30 o'clock at
Fisher Chapel.
KEMPER ASD C .H. S. TIE, 13-13
Evans and Garnett of Columbia In
jured in Game at Boonrille.
A tie football game was played be
tween Kemper and Columbia High
School at Boonville yesterday, the
score being 13 to 13. The Kemper
team outweighed the Columbians 12
pounds to the man.
The star work for Kemper was
done by Stuart, a former Columbia
High School boy. Kistler did good
work for Columbia and out of ten at
tempted forward passes got away
with eight. Evans was hurt during
the second quarter but finished the
Garnett at left tackle played a
splendid defensive game and was
taken out only because of a dislocated
hip in the last few minutes. Most of
the scoring was done in the last half
of the game. About twenty-five went
from Columbia to see the game.
to play for the crowd in the University
a night of it forthe returns will begin
and it will last until about one o'clock
The Week in Review.
General Felix Diaz, leader of the
revolt in Mexico, and three of his of
ficers were condemned to death by
courtmartial Monday for their at
tempt to overthrow the Mexican gov
ernment The United States battleship New
York, which will be the pride of the
navy when completed, was launched
at the Brooklyn Navy Yards at New
York Tuesday before 40,000 specta
tors, among them President Taft and
other state officials.
Charles Becker, former lieutenant
of police in New York, was sentenced
to death in the electric chair at Sing
Sing Wednesday for the murder of
Herman Rosenthal, the gambler who
made accusations leading to the prob
ing of the New York police graft.
Two thousand specimens, including
a spectacled "Teddy" bear, were
given to the Feld Museum in Chicago
this week by W. II. Osgood and M. P.
Anderson, who got them on an ex
pedition through the Peruvian Andes.
Detective William J. Burns was de
tailed to guard Colonel Roosevelt on
lis New York trip this week. The
Progressive party Ins also engaged
the Burns Detective agency to guard
the polls in New York on election day.
Three youthful bandits got $20 000
from the express car of the "Katy
Limited" Tuesdav morning at Wirth.
Ok., about twenty-five miles north of
The Salem Bank and Trust Com
pany building in Salem, Ore., was
blown up Tuesday. President East
I of the bank and several others were
hurt. The cause of the explosion is
not known.
The Secretary of the Trcasur;
Wednesday abolished the public
drinking cup from all railroad cars,
vessels and other conveyances oper
ated in interstate traffic, and from de
pots and waiting rooms of common
Testimony introduced at the "dyna
mite conspiracy" trial in Indianapolis
this week shows that two packages
of dynamite were thrown from the
window of a passenger train into
some steel construction work at In
diana Harbor, 111.
Mrs. Becker, wife of the convicted
police lieutenant in New York, will
accompany her husband to Sing Sing
and will stay at his' side as long as
t ( ' X '
Maurice Biename of France broke
the long distance record for gas ba-
loons Tuesday in the James Gordon
Bennett trophy race. His record was
1.364 miles, from Berlin to near Mos
cow. Nothing definite has been heard
from the Uncle Sam, the United
States entry.
Mrs. Grover Cleveland, widow of
the former president, Tuesday,
authorized the announcement of her
engagement to Thomas Joseph Pres
ton, professor of archaeology and his
tory of arts at Wells College. M.
County Clerk Issues the Equipment
for Tuesdays Election.
The task of sending out 112,000 bal
lots to the 31 voting precincts of
Boone County is completed. John L.
Henry, county clerk, has sealed these
ballots with polling books, tally
sheets, constitutional amendments
and instructions to voters, in 54 sacks
ready to be delivered to the various
precincts. The sheriff, Wilson Hall.has
delivered several sacks of ballots, but
there were still seventeen sacks in
the clerk's office this morning.
There are seven ballots. These are: ,
the Constitutional Amendments, Re-1
publican. Democratic, Progressive.'
Prohibitonist. Socialist and Socialist
Labor tickets. !
Former Columbia Man Wed.
Clark J. Bright, son of .Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Bright of Columbia and Miss
Burton Starr were married in Anna
polis this week. Mr. Clark is An En
sign in the Navy and Miss Starr is
the daughter or .Mrs. William L. Mar
cy of Annapolis.
Doctor Pickard on Mezzotint".
"A Discussion and Comparison of
the Finest of the Mezzotints," is the
subject of a lecture to be given by
Dr. John Pickard this afternoon. He
will speak in the Museum of Classi
cal Archeology at 3 o'clock.
Members and Former Mem
bers of Tiger Squad Make
Speeches at First Banquet.
Those. Who Were Students
' Before 1900 Did Not Re
cieve Official Letters.
Old "M" men, coaches, the athletic
committee and M men who are in
school now fifty-two in all attend
ed the first annual "M" men's ban
quet at Virginia Grill Friday night
Never before have the old men been
together so that they could talk over
oldtiir.es and play over games of the
time when athletics were young in
the Universitv.
The coming together of these men
is the result of the plans of Prof. C.
j L. Brewer. It was an experiment,
but now it will be an annual aifalr.
1 They will meet in Columbia each
, year on the night before the big
game of that season. Every two
years it will be before the Kansas
I game.
t . .1. . it. ot n . I
of Kansas City suggested that they
organize. Spense; C. Harris of Kan
sas City was elected president. Mr.
Harris won his "M" on the football
team. T. E. D. Hackney of Columbia
was elected vice-pre&ident and "Ed
die" Klein cf St. Louis, secretary.
The University did not officially is
sue M's before 1300. To the men
who played before this the M certifi
cates that Professor Brewer gave
probably wtre rlio most welcome
thing of the meeting.
Mr. Harris, president for this year,
was graduated in 1S99 and has never
been back to Columbia since. He
read of the meeting in a newspaper
and said that he had to come after
one of those certificates.
They Got the Xegro.
D. L. Shawhan, who was on Mis
souri's first football team made the
first talk. He told of spits with no
padding that were used when be
played the game.
"The University did not pay for
them, but the team, professors and
the town people went down in their
pockets and outfitted the boys," he
said. ' ,
Mr. Shawhan played against Ne-,
braska the first time that the schools
ever met in 1893. Hef'TSald that Ne-,
braska was playing a big negro that
year and that the negro was the
whole team. George Evans was the
'Missouri quarterback. IDuring the
game Nebraska came near scoring.
It was then that Mr. Shawhan got
busy and called to Mr. Evans to "get
that negro."
"We got the negro and we got the
game," he said.
Mr. Evans was called on to tell
how they got the negro. He said, "I
don't know how we got him we were
too busy but we got him someway."
It was after this talk that Profes
sor Brewer stopped the speakers long
enough to say that he received almost
twenty-five calls at the gymnasium
Friday morning from people who
wanted to know if Nebraska would
play a necro this year.
B. F. Goslin, Missouri's left end in
'90, '91 and '92 was the next man to
speak. Mr. Goslin made the trip to
St Louis to play against Washington
University. It was the first trip of a
team from the University.
"We were burly Missouri farmer
youths", he said. "We were sure of
victory, for our signals had never
been equaled. We had three sets al
together. "Line up, men,' 'line up,
boys and "play ball, fellows.' For
the frst we went around right end,
the second set took us around left
end an'l the final one was an order to
buck the center.
John P. Nicholson, Tiger track cap
tain for this year, represented the M
men now in school. "Nick" was given
a great welcome when Professor
Brewer introduced him as the only
man who has every re jrcscnted Mis
sour in a world meet. "Ick" said
hat he felt more at house In a track
tult than speaking at a banquet He
said. "We are glad to have you old
timers here for it makes us think
that we have some one back of us and
that we are fighting for jou as well
as the old Columns."
Mr. RothweH's Vest.
Shannon Douglass made a short
talk. Professor Brewer Introduces
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