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VOL. II.-No. 49.



twchigan Plays the Best Game of
the Year Against Cornell.
Michigan's eleven improvcd won-
tierfully during the last week of the
season. The game with Cornell in
Detroit showed the players wherein
they were weak, and they immedi-I
ately set about to remedy these de-
fects. Although not in the best of
condition when they met Cornell
last Saturday in Chicago, yet they
made one of the hardest fights ever
seen on a foot-ball field against the
superior science and training of the
The score was so to o in Cornell's
faror. The game was a very hotly
contested one, the ball moving slow-
ly between the two 25-yard lines,
back and forth,every foot of ground
being stubbornly contested. Long
runs were scarce. Cornell was un-
able to make any progress around
the ends, the play which resulted so
disastrously to Michigan in the De-
trnit game, Hayes and Powers assis-
ted by the backs stopping almost
every one of these runs. On the
other hand Michigan was equally as
ineffective, Floy and Young break-
ing through the guard line repeated-
ly. Both teams abandoned end
running before the game had pro-
ceeded far, and tried short rushing.
This accounts in part for the slow
progress made with the ball.
Michigan's eleven deserves great
credit for the very strong stand they
iade'against Cornell. It was a fit-
ting end to the season. Cornell
played without Galbreath, centre,
and Johanson, tackle. Michigan's
rush-line was also weakened by the
absence of Pearson and Wickes; so
it may be said that the teams were
on a level as far as substitutes were
concerned. The most brilliant work
for Cornell was done by Witherbee,
left half-back. Rittenger and Van
Inwagen divided the honors for
Michigan, the latter making several
long runs around the left end, and
the former piercing the line a num-
her of times for subsequent gains.
The very best of feeling prevailed
between the two teams. Both were
located at the Grand Pacific hotel,
and when about to depart for the
field in the 'busses, saluted each
other with their college yells. Cor-
nell added a vigorous M-i-c-h-i-g-a-n
to the end of their cheer, and Mich-

igan tacking a lusty C-o-r-n-e-l-l to
their cry.
The game was one of the clean-
est and fairest ever played. Not a
single blow was struck either in the
heat of excitement or from deliber-
ate purpose. And for that reason,
the game was a scientific one, and
welli played throughout. The um-
piring and refereeing was eminently
satisfactory to both captains, and
there was none of the disagreeable
'kicking" and objecting to decis-
ions. Ralph Stone, of the U. or M.
DAILY, acted as referee, and A. J.
Baldwin, of the Cornell Sun, offici-
ated as umpire. The latter found it
necessary but once to award five
yards for off-side play.
The game was played in six inches
of snow with the thermometer ten
degrees above zero. The cold
weather kept away the crowd, there
being but 300 people present, only
one of these being a young lady.
The majority of these being Michi-
gan under-graduates and Cornell
alumni, Michigan's alumni being
conspicuous by their absence.
The teams opposed each other as

con punts and Michigan soon loses
the ball by a fumble. Witherbee
makes 15 yards around 'owers' end,
and Rittenger brings him down by a
beautiful tackle, Witherbee re-
peats the performance a minute
later, covering 2o yards before Van
Inwagen downs him. Bacon punts,
after Hayes and Griffin stop Osgood
through the blocks. Rittenger
slips and falls as he starts forward
to receive the ball from Sherman,
and the ball rolls down the field.
Floy picks it up and makes a touch-
down with a clear field in front of
him. Bacon kicks the goal. f-o.

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Time, 15 minutes.
Van Inwagen runs 15 yards, Dy-
gert adds five, Rittenger goes through
the line for ten and then five more.
The ball is dangerously near Cor-
nell's goal. It is lost on a fumble
and Cornell regains some of the lost
ground. Bacon punts and the ball
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Witherbee and Osgood take the ball ' .-H. - i
nearer the middle of the field. Dy- R. H. FYFE & .
gert tackles Witherbee and Michigan , s1 IIOI MD it
gains the ball. IDygert's arm squeez-
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slides out tbst fiartisnately into Rit-Ch .SpeIr &
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makes one of the prettiest runs of2E
the day, covering 30 yards before
Colnon downs him. Ihe ball then
goes back and forward near the Dress Shirts, Gloves,
middle of the field until time is Underwear,
called for the first half. Score, 6
The second half is opened by K OO -BJILL GOODS,"
brilliant and swift work by Cornell. I
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some fine tackling at the centre. OF EVERT DESCRIPTION.
Bacon punts and Van Inwagen runs
25 yards, taking the ball nearer the SAYE TIME ANI) MONEY
middle of the field. Cornell does
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Floy and Osgood made the touch-
downs, and Bacon kicked one goal.
The first touch-down was an un-
earned one, being on a fumble, Floy
picking the ball up back of the
backs, and securing the touch-down
across a clear field. Cornell scored
only four points on their merits,
and the score of 4 to o more nearly
indicates the character of the play-
Play was commenced at 2:25
o'clock, the ball being in Michigan's
possession. Michigan, by strong
rushes of Dygert and Rittingeraided
by the splendid rush-line, headed by
the powerful giant, Jefferis, carried
the ball to Cornell's s5-yard line.
It seemed that Michigan was sure of
a touch-down. Cornell'sline braced,
however, and Michigan lost the ball
on four downs. Cornell cannot ad-
vance on account of fine tackles by
Thomas, Mowrey and Hayes. Ba-

played near the middle of the field.
Mowry retires and de Pont takes his
place and does some fine tackling
and falling on the ball. Time is
called at 4 o'clock.
A number of the julsior laws have
organized a quiz club.

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