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VOL. II.-No. 41.



Michigan Suffers at the Hands of a
Biased Umpire.
There were two things responsible
for Michigan's defeat at Chicago on
First, the decisions of the referee
in the first half and the umpire in
the second half (S. ). Capen, of the
University Club) which were entirely
without precedent on any foot-ball
field. This individual showed either
an utter want of knowledge of the
simplest rules of the game, or an
unmistakable bias for his own eleven,
or, what is more probable, both. If
his decisions had been ordinary
errors of judgment or made upon
difficult points, and it had been
apparent that he was endeavoring to
act fairly, nothing would now be
said about it. But it was very evi-
dent that he had been chosen to
referee an d minpire with the express
iiuderstanding that lie was to do all
i lis povcr, if his assistance was
iweded to give the game to Chicago.
From the time that the ball was first
in play at the beginning of the game
until the whistle was sounded for the
conclusion of the second half, lie
conceded everything, without excep-
tion, demanded by Crawford and
Ames, and even went so far as to
argue with James t. 'Walker, who
officiated as umpire in the first half
and referee in the second half, in
support of the claims made by the
captains of the Chicago eleven. He
showed his bias and his pre-deter-
mined intentions so very plainly
that even the spectators jeered an(I
hissed his rank decisions, while not
the faintest sound of applause could
be heard, although it was a Chicago
crowd. The spectators were in
sympathy with Michigan from the
start, and no better evidence than
this is needed to demonstrate that
Michigan was most unfairly and
ungenerously treated.
In the first half Chicago was re
peatedly allowed five, six and some-
times seven "downs," while in two
instances when the ball was within
fifteen yards of Chicago's goal line,
and a:touchdown, seemed imminent,
it was given to Chicago on two and
three downs. -Again, when Ames
had kicked the ball into touch from
the 40 - yard line, Referee Capen

gave the ball to Chicago on Michi- Capen, as usual, failed to see the OF YOUR -
gan's 25 gard line because Crawford dastardly act. EAP mE
claimed that Dygert had not made a Malley's playing, against his for- OUR
drop kick aisd therefore Chicago mer college, seas very mucs iin the wt55 55E
was entitled to the ball. In the first "dirty" order. He did more actual Mailed to You -:-
place, there is not the slightest doubt slugging in the line than anyone -:- -: Through Your
that Dygert kicked a "drop,"and on else, Sager excepted. His efforts to NEW
the other hand, even if lie had not, disable Pearson and Thomas were C HA A
there is not the least semblance of a futile, as in both instances he met--
rule which will support the claim his equal. PRICE Upon APPLICATION.
that the ball goes to opponents on Too much cannot be said in praise
failure to kick properly. These are of Michigan's clean game. They
given as instances of what Michigan played a very plucky up-hill game,-M OT, W k (Iii
had to contend against continually. in spite of the odds against thesi. LIST
Msanut'atessrs 5of teinst Plin
In the second half, when Capen, The rush line work was superb. aJess-elli oiety Badges.
the University Club man, acted as There were but few brilliant runs by DETROIT,- - MICH.
umpire, Chicago slugged, held and the backs on either side. Michi-
tripped without being even spoken gan's line would rush the ball down
to by the umpire. The spectators the field in dangerous proximity to
hissed him repeatedly, but lie paid Chicago's goal, and then Capen
no attention to it, continuing steadi- would give the ball to Chicago on
ly to grant everything that Crawford some unwarranted claim of Craw-
asked and denying every claim of ford's, and Ames would take the
Michigan's captain. Not a single ball back to the centre of the field
instance could be recalled after the by a long end run. The first half,
game, in which Capen had conceded which ended o to o, was a splendidihenyouwanttheLatest Metropolitan Styles
in Skives at 5t0c to 1 a pail less than Anrm Arbor
a single point claimed by Van In- exhibition of foot-ball. The tack- prices, send ror ctio-te to
wageun. On the otuer hiand whatever ling of Hayes was very fine, he forc-
Crawford asked was granted. ing Ames back repeatedly for losses R H. FYFE & .
'e holdlig in the second half, sf 20 yards It is impossib ito
Iwhen Chicago began to score, was ; praise one player iire than anothuer. )ETOI MlIt.
simply unparalleled on a foot-ball No exception can be taken to their
Held. Chicago acknowledged the playling in any resuert. 'te teai -h -
liolding after the game, and Malley, is a very strong one, weighing on an University Oltalitters,
who played right tackle for Chicago, average 177 pounds and averaging 201 Soutr STATE Sr., ANN A RBOR
in conversation with a few of Midhi- 5 feet us n inches.
gain's players at the Michigan Cen- The other cause of Michigan's Neckwear,
tral depot, said that when Chicago defeat was injudicious signaling Dress Shirts, Gloves,
commenced the holding Michigan when the ball was in Chicago's ten
should have retaliated by doing the yard line. This happened twice. Underwear,
same. In short, Chicago acknowl- The brilliant work of the line car- GENTS' FURNISHINGS,olst
edged that they won the game by ried the ball there, and if Pearson
unfair tactics, which were tolerated ' had been given the ball touch-downs " EOOT-1B 1ibiL 7
.by an umpire whom they had previ- would have been almost assured.
ously instructed. It is probable that Pearson's famous tackle play was English iMackinstoshes,
Chicago would not have resorted to not attempted once during the entire Athletic and . . .
unfair playing if they could have won game. . (ymnasiim Goods
without, but when the time of the The teams lined up as follows: I oF5 Er Y till OSCREitnnoN.
second half had more than half MsscHuNN . cHICAGO.
expired and neither teanm had scored, Hayes, trin.--..r. end .....---.LockwooSa YE TIME AND MONEY
tupper.. ........-r. tackle.------.-..---- Malley
they began their illegal work. Mowrey-..-.........r.guardu.----.-Pennington
There was very little "slugging" Jeffries...-.-..-....-centre...----..-Sager by Buyng your
Wickes....- ......-.- ..guard C--..--.--- arpenter
in the first half. Crawford heeled Pearson,Thomass...tackle-----------Rafferty
Pearson in the face, and the latter Powers..5-........ . end.." . ----.-.Harding
_Sherman ---- --a.back--------Yeawer

was disqualified for retaliating.
Sager, who was center for North-
western last year and who was ruled
out of nearly every game he played,
did his best to disable Jeffries. The
most brutalact of-the-daywas Sager's
kicking Hayes in the ribs and slug-
ging him in the face at the same
time. Hayes was compelled to retire
and Griffin was substituted. Umpire

............----q. ... .. ....-- - - - - se ger
van Inwagen(capt).r.h. back.Crawford (eapt)
Rittenger-...5........ h. back--..Ford, Sturgis
Dygert-.............f. back.--.---.-.. Ames
This Tells the Story.
The following -telegram is said to
have been received at the Phi Kappi
Psi house yesterday; "We won the
game by dirty work, and I did my
share. MALI.EY."

of us while we are here.
114 Monroe St., Chicago.
50 S. State St., Ann Arbor.

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