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VoL. I. No. 29.
UNIVERSITY OF MtCI[GAN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1890.
PRICE 3 CETS.
LAST YEARS NINE.
Work of the Club and the -
a 4, I
e present to our readers to-
ay the official averages of the
'fliversity base-ball team for '90, _
Which played the most games, and
on the largest percentage of
games played, of any University
team since '82. The latter team t- yap
as composed of exceptionally a
strong iidividual players, how- -
ever> while '90's team achieved
its success largely though har- 0
monious and persistent team work
several men in unsuccessful vears
11300 '82 having made better bat- i
tingandfielding averages than any I
o the nen in this year's organiza- a x- n
thl- This fact should teach future'
eaptainsand managers, the wis-
dom of insisting on playing for=
the side, of discouraging attempts'
make long hits, and of assuring
players that it is not the business
of a team to make for themselves -!
oe individual records but to win
Out of ten games with amateur
ebs, bnt two defeats were sus- j a moa o-oo -a
tamed. The clubs played and
beaten were all strong ones, and
me at least equal to any in the o -
eOuntry. The D. A. C.'s, the A.
. champions of the United I
tates, were twice beaten, so that
the U- of M. can claim for itself
the actual, if not the theoretical
pionship of the country-
beae and Oberlin were also
e aten, and the Agricultural col- +ooo r
lege at Lansing completely de-
molishe - *osea a e-a -a
shed, and that, too, with a 1
professional pitcher in the box. -
'he last and, in some respects, Richard M. Hodge
most gratifying victory of the ton's famous quail
team was over the Cass Club, long been installed pastor
the champions of Michigan. The minster Presbyteriai
Oerages are as follows: Milwaukee.
e, '86, Prince-
of the West-
n Church of
Ten Acres of Land Secured on
South State Street.
The much needed, and long
talked of, Unive'rsity Athletic
Field, has just been purchased
from J. F. Lawrence, Esq. The
field at present contains ten acres,
and there is a prospect that there
will be an addition of two acres.
The consideration was $3,000.
The field is on South State street,
about five minutes walk from the
Library building. The ground
was seeded last season and is
therefore in good condition.
When asked, if the University
authorities would put a fence
around it, Sec' yWade replied,
that lie couldn't state. We have,
however, good grounds for think-
ing that we shall soon have a field
as well equipped for sports, as some
of our more ambitiois sister insti-
Stormy Meeting of the Oratorical
Association Last Night.
As was expected, a large num-
ber of the members of the Orator-
ical Association turned out to at-
tend the meeting last night, so
that when the meeting was called
to order Room 24 was nearly full.
After the amendments to the local
constitution had been read and
considered, Mr. Halley, according
to notice, made his motion to re-
consider the action taken at the
last meeting in ratifying the
league constitution, particularly
the clause barring degree men
from contests. Then, as every-
body expected, the fun began. It
was soon evident that a majority
of those present, though not in
favor of the constitution adopted
W\right, Kay & Co.
Foreign Buers, Importers, of Gems
and Art Goods, Jewelers aqd Op-
ticiars, Manufacturers of the
Finest Society Badges rnade irdre
courtry. Sarnples sent upon pro-
DrmhoitLOpwn- UeJe BLk.,
140 WOODWARD AVE.,
Detroit, - - Michgan.
at last meeting, yet were not in
favor of reconsidering. This op-
position was based on various
grounds, some opposing the re-
consideration as a matter of policy
to stand by the former actions of
the association and its delegates.
So, although those wishing to
reconsider upheld their position
by incontrovertible arguments,
yet their opponents, being in the
majority, were determined not to
let the matter come before the
house and the motion to recon-
sider was tabled. A motion was
then made to change the name of
the organization to the "Oratori-
cal Association of a Part of the
University of Michigan."
This was voted down, and the
meeting adjourned amid great
confusion. This action is prob-
ably final; but it is unfortunate
for the University that so many
of her brilliant men must be de-
barred from the contest.
The foot-ball game arranged
for to-day between '94 Lit. and '92
Dent. has been postponed.
There will not be a meeting of
Alpha Nu next Saturday on ac-
cou'nt of Miss Aus der Ohe's con-