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October 30, 1890 - Image 1

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U. of M. Daily, 1890-10-30

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1V .
VoL. I. No. 30.
Remarks on the=Individual Playersj
of Last Year and the Present
Yesterday the DAuIY published
the official averages of the base-
ball team of last year. In con-
nection with this a few remarks on
the merits of the individual play-
ers may not be out of place.
Very much of the club's success
is due to George Codd's work, in
the box and as captain. Every
game that lie pitched against am-
ateur clubs resulted in a victory
for the U. of A. and with him in
that position, the club always
played with a confidence and
steadiness that it failed to show
on o1e or two other occasions.
Ifis batting was not heav-y, but
his base running was great, a cer-
tain steal of his home at Colgate
being one of the star performances
of the year, perhaps the star per-
There was no one rnan that the
team could have so ill afforded to
lose as Captain "G. P."
Ile was ably seconded behind
the bat by Booth, who caught six
Years without an error, and after
Booth's departure, by Abbott.
Both the catchers were heavy hit-
ters, Abbott's style of batting be-
ing especially admirable and wor-
thy of imitation. He uses a sIort,
light stick, stands well forward in
the box to catch drops before they
drop and is satisffed, like "Old
tan Anson," if lie can make a
single. He also leads the team,
in the number of bases stolen, al-
though he played in only six
First base was held down in
truly professional style by Rich,
Who accepted over 90 chances
with only two errors.
I (=ray's batting aid fieldillg
Welere steady adl reliable, aid] )is
stops t balls thrown fron the
plate to catch men stealing second
base were such as to inspire n-
usual confidence in the inau be-
lind the bat. Bauer covered
short and Todd third in good
shape, and though neither of them
was regarded as heavy hitters,
they both proved great run getters,
Bauer standing first and Todd
secondin the number of runs
scored. Neither of them made
big fielding records, but their
style of play told. They tookl all
the chances that came.
The out-field was filled with
an eye to the battiug as nIuel Ias
to the fielding dualities of the
men placed there. Both Wilkin-
son and Marker proved terrors to
opposin batsmen throughout the
season, and had Booth remained
to catch, Abbott, after lie proved
lis ability with the stick, would
have played permanently in right
Of the other players Lewis and
Bannon proved themselves valu-
able, the former for his fine field
lug in right and the latter for his
batting and base running. Angell
also did good service as short and
second on two occasions, and may
be a good man for next spring's
The prospects for the team in
the spriugare very encouraging, in
fact. The battery will undoubted-
ly be Codd and Walsh, who
caught for the champion D. A. C.
team. Rich and Bauer, of last
year's in-field are both back,
Angell could cover second, and
we understand that there is some
very promising material for third
base in the entering class. With
Wilkinson in left, Booth in center
and Abbott in right the team
ought to equal, if not surpass its
record of last spring.
Prizes for Tariff Essays.
The American Protective Tariff'
League offers to the undergraduate
students of Senior classes of col-
leges and universities in the
United States a series of prizes
for approved essays on "Tlhe
Effect of Protection on the Pur-
-chasing Power of Wages in the
United States." Competing es-
says, not to exceed eight thousand
words, must be signed by some
o her than the writer's name and
selt to the office of the League,
No. 23 Wrest Twenty-third street,
New York City, on or before
March 1st, 1801, accompanied by
the name and address of the
writer and certificate of standing,
signed by some officer of the col-
lege to which he belongs, in a
separate sealed envelope (not to
be opened until the successful
essays have been determined),
Iarked by a word or symbol cor-
responding with the signature to
the essay. It is desired that the
manuscript be type-written. The
awards will be made as follows,
June 1, 1891:
For the best essay, one hundred
and fifty dollars.
For the second best essay, one
hundred dollars.
For the third best essay, fifty
And for other essays deemed
especially meritorious, the silver
medal of the league will be
awarded with honorable mention
of the authors in a.public notice
of the awards. The essay receiv-
ing the first prize will be printed
among the annual publications of
the league.-Yale News.
John Ford, of Cornell, won the
first prize last year. In '88 the
second prize was awarded to Jas.
N. McBride, U. of M., Litj'88.
Wright, Kay & Co.
Foreion ousers, Importers, of Gems
and Art Goods, Jewelers arld Op-
ticiarot oManufacturers of the
Finest Society Badges njde ir the
couitry. Samp'essent upon pro-
per references,
DctloitOpera iosso so BIfT,
Oetroit - - Michan.
Aus der Ohe.
In the Century of March, 1858,
[Vol. 1:3, there is an article en-
titled, ''Some Pupils of Liszt".
In this article is given a delight-
ful sketch of Miss Aus der Ohe.
She was a prime favorite with the
old master. It is greatly to be
wished that everyone might read
this sketch before listening to her
playing in University Hall next
Saturday evening.
It does not seem to be thorough-
ly understood that there are sure
to be given four such concerts in
the Choral Union series, with a
strong probability that there will
be given nearly twice that num-
ber, yet such is the case. Re-
member too that it will cost as
much to hear one concert as to
hear the entire series. Season
tickets should be secured not later
than Friday of this week.
The programme of the first con-
cert will appear in to-morrows
The number of American stu-
dents reported as in attendance at
the University of Berlin for the
last semester is 185, representing
seventy-one of our colleges and
twenty-nine states.

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