ANN ARBOR, MICH., THURSDAY, MARCh 19, 1903
Indoor Team Busy-Cross Country
Club Membership Increasing ,
Fast-Dickinson of D.
C. H. Injured
With the advent of :the warm
'weather this week the gymnasium is
-becoming much less crowded. Many
of the track men are running outdoors
now with the Cross Country club,
which is increasing in membership by
jumps and bounds.
The men who are to compete against
,Cornell will not be allowed outdoors
until after that meet, and they are
draining regularly every day. The re-
Jay race against Cornell will be two
laps to the Man. The makeup of
the team is somewhat undecided, and
it is considered quite probable that a
try out at this distance will be hold
next Monday afternoon to pick one
man for this team. It is also lkely
that the hurdlers will be given a
,chance to display their abilities, tlus
giving the trainer a reliable basis for
-icking a running mate for Stewart.
An accident in the preliminary
games at the Central high school in
Detroit Tuesday has done much to
lower the hopes of the supporters of
the team for the Saturday indooraneet
in this city. While competing in the
finals in the 40-yard sprint Thornton
Dickinson, one of the best sprinters
:at the school, who recently camelose
to shattering the indoor record, cut
his leg severely. The accident was
caused by one of the boys running
across the track Just as Dickinsonwasn
leading in the finals. Dickinson was
hurled across the floor by the impact,
striking his leg against a sharp -edge,
.nflicting an ugly gash which required
stitches to close. It is doubtful if he
will be able to compete again this
spring, and his loss will be keenly felt.
The preihlmnary trials resulted a Sfol-
40-yard dash-Horton first, Vaughn
-second, Dickinson third; time 4% see-
40-yard low hrdle-Shaw first,
Smith second, L'Hommedieux third;
:time, 5% seconds.
40-yard high hurdles-Shaw first,
Smith second, Maloney third; time,
,g seconds. -
RunaiAng high Jump-Leeta d t,
Lawton second, Palmer third; height,
Z5 f. I in.
Pole vault-Smith first, Hall second,
I[uleron third; height, 9 ft.
Shot put-H. Sloman first, Alexander
-second, W. Sloman third; distaace,-34
'ft. 1 in.
Standing broad jump-Brown first,
Snyder-second, Palmer third;distance,
Twelve men wil be picked from the
winners to compete as the C. H. S.
steam in the meet here next-Saturdy.
The .Suburban Tonight
"The Suburban," Jacob Litt's big
iproduction, which is the attraction at
the Athens this evening, .is an-
nounced .in the New York papers to
open at the Academy of Music, New
York,.next Monday night .for an ex-
tended run. This compatly goes to
New York direct from Toledo, -where
it plays Friday and Saturday of this
week Arrangeients have been made
wg the Lake Shore Railroau for a
special train which will get the com-
pany in New York much earlier than
the Fast Mail. There will be no
-changes made in the company, as Mr.
Litt selected this company for the
New York run.
'OTICE To SENIOR LTS AND
It will be necessary for setlors to
-order their -caps an g-owns at once
in order to.have them in time for the
swingout which 'will be held about
spring -vacation time. For the next
few-dgys the -" mittee-- il-be In
oom'C,'TUniversity Hall, frym to .
-to tihe .seaermea.
H. IT. Danforit,
Another Canoe Aceident
The latest canoeing accident which
has been reported occurred Tuesda,
when two well-known students, one
a soph lit and the other a junior engi-
neer, took an unwilling plunge into the
icy waters of the raging Huron. The
pair were en route for Ypsilanti. When
they reached the bridge at School
Girls' Glen they found that the water
had risen close to the structure, leav-
ing barely room for the canoe to pass
under. Both stooped as the bridge
avas reached, and in doing so failed to
.notice a half subamerged tree just be-
yond, which the canoe tsruck with full
force. When the adventurers finally
extricated themselves and the boat
from the icy water and took an in-
ventory, they found the loss to consist
of one coat and one hat, not to men-
tion the hole punched in the bottom
of a big brother's cedar canoe.
Small Squad Because of Inconvenient
Hour-Kelly, Short Stop, Has
Left-Roach to be Here To-
day or Tomorrow
The baseball squad reported for the
usual practice yesterday at the fair
grounds. Only 18 men reported al-
though the number of men on the list
is 35. The majority of them, however,
are not asked to report at this hour
and it is probable that the practice will
be changed to ia later hour as soon as
the coach arrives and definite ar-
rangements can be made. The days
will then be of sufficient warmth to
allow of the change.
The squad was given practice in
fielding, the infielders being kept busy
on grounders while the outfielders were
practiced on long flies. The batting
was given especial attention, as it will
be Michigan's aim to turn out a
bunch of good hitters. It was the
inability to hit which lost many of
last season's games and the 19 team
will be carefully practiced in bunting
and place hitting.
Kelly, one of the most promising
Candidates for the short stop position,
has left college. Kelly formerly played
with Notre Dame and last season he
payed short on the All-Fresh. His
logs w*ill be severely felt by the squad
as -he was easily the best in the post-
Poorman, '03 law, who sprained his
ankle in Monday's practice, will be
out in a few days as his injury is
coluing along nicely.
Nothing has been heard from "Skel"
Roach, but he is expected to report on
tlidy. It is possible though that he
may arrive today to take charge.
The Meet Saturday
The exact makeup of the team to
go against Cornell has not been an-
nounced, but It will probably be about
the -same as that which competed
.agaist Illinois, with the addition of
KOh)ogg in the mile, Miller in the high
jumpand one other to be picked next
Interest in the interscholastic meet
next Saturday night is increasing and
besides the local crowd large delega-
tions are expected trom the Detroit
The final race in the relay series for
the class championship will be run o
tbetween the 1W engineers and the
1904 laws. Salmon will probably be
compelled to withdraw from the en-
gixeering team on account of a strain-
ed muscle in his leg. A tryout was
held yesterday afternoon to decide on
the.man to run in his place and from
the shaing made it is thought that
his loss will not seriously affect his
Joslin and Willis each ran a lap in
13% seconds and Kahle in 14 flat.
SThe rrecords given in another col-
umn, -swiich were made by the Detroit
i Central high school in picking -their
team, 'will be of interest as a means
of compairson with A in Arbor high's
-recorids -pllblised yesterday.
Team Leaves This Morning-Prof.
Trueblood to go-Wisconsin's
Method of Choosing
The following gives the facts con-
cerning the Wisconsin team, which
meets our team at Madison next Fri-
day night. The Michigan team leaves
this morning, accompanied by P'rof.
AINOLDi L. GESELL.
Mr. Gesell, of Alma, is a student inx
the philosophical course of the college
of letters and science. He is a miiem-
ber of the Athenian society and leads
the Wisconsin team.
SETH W. tICHARDSON.
Mr. Richardson, second man on the
Wiseonsin team, is from Otonville,
Wis. He is a senior in the law de-
partment and a member of the Forum
GEORGE J. DANFORTH.
Mr. Danforth, the third speaker for
Wisconsin, from Oruro, Wis., is a
senior in the college of law and is a
member of the Athenian society.
The judges for the debate will be
Hon. .George Ic. Peck, of Chicago;
Hon. CharlesC. Dxaes, of Chicago,
amdSHomn. A. C. Banicroft, of Chicago.
The question is: "Resolved, that the
adoption of a general income tax
levied by the United States govern-
ment would be to the best interests
of the nation; it beingg mutually con-
ceded that the government stands i
need of revenue; that it would be
constitutional; that it would remain
in operation for at least 15 years; that
it would be conducted under efficient
civil service rule, and that the inheri-
tance tax would be available for fed-
The Wiscoinsin team is the product
of a new system of choosing intercol-
legiate debaters, which is regarded
even as an improvement on the old
system, which in turn was considered
the best of any school i the country.
In the literary societies to which stu-
dents belong, each member comes on
for debate once every two weeks dur-
ing the college year. In the sophomore
year the slit best men in the class ap-
pear in which is known as the semi-
public, and in the junior year the
members of each society have a chance
to try for a place on the joint debate
team, the debate being a contest be-
tween two of the literary societies.
The men who will debate against
Michigan were chosen from among six
candidates, one fro each society, the
three best men in an open debate be-
hg chosen to a place on th intreol-
Wisconsin has two other intercolle-
giate debates on its program this year,
but the one with Michigan is regarded
as the most important.
This is the second debate between
Michigan and Wisconsin, the first hav-
ing occured in 1893, when we won.
Brown Umiversity has added a swim-
ming pool to its gymnasium.
The contract for building the Co-
lumbia 'varsity shell has just been
awarded. The cost of the boat is to
Columbia .von the two-mile indoor
intercollegiate championship relay
race last Saturday, defeating Cornell
and Pennsylvania. The time madec
An intercollegiate whist tournament
will be held in the rooms of the nick-
erbocker Whist Club, in New York,
March 20 and 21. The teams will be
composed of four men each. The
Yale-Harvard dual whist match will
be played March 28 with teams of
eight men each.
The fifth annual cable chess tour-
nament between the representatives of
Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Colum-
bia, and those of Oxford and Cam-
bridge, will take place on March 27
and 28. Of the four previous matches
Great Britain has won two, America
one, and one match drawn.
A Hospital Story
The Washtenxw Daily imes prints
the following in their issue of last
Supt Gilmore of the University hos-
pital had the privilege of seeing a
man :isyears old who had never been
in a bathtub and who would rather
remain sick than to get into one of
The mtan presented himself for treat-
ment and was taken to the bath room.
"tial" said the attendant as he
turned on the water into the tub.
"What for?" he asked.
"For a bath," he was informed.
"Wiell," he said, "I'm 55 years old
and never got into one of them things
yet, and I ain't going to now."
The attendant called Supt. Gilmore
and informed him of the attitude taken
by the applicant.
"Those are the rules," said Mr. Gil-
more. "Everybody who comes in here
must take a bath before being as-
signed a cot."
"Then I guess Ill go," said the man,
and he departed..
PROF. MECHEM TO LEAVE
Will go to University of Chicago
Next Year to Accept Professor-
ship-His Departure Much
Professor Floyd Mechem is to be
with the Universit' of Chicago next
year. After repeated oers from other
colleges Prof. Mechem has at last ac-
cepted an offer from Chicago. He
a-ill be greatly missed here, as he is
one of the most prominent members
of the faculty and very well liked and
respected by the students.
He is the author of several authorta-
tive works on Partnership, Damages,
Agency, etc., and these works are
used in most of the best law schools
of this country. Among the legal fra-
ternity he is recognised as an author-
ity on many subjects, and his de-
parture from this state will be deeply
regretted by the many lawyers who
Illinois is at present in the bet of
moods as regards the future of leer
19103 track team. The reason for her
sanguine mood is to be found in th
result of the Michigan-Illinos meet of
last Saurday. The Illini, their daily
"After the overwhelming defeat at
the hands of the Chicago team in Feb
ruary and the failure to get a point In
the meet at Milwaukee, many people
were of the opinion that the flattering
prospects of the early season were
only 'prospects' and that Illinois would
land among the 'also rans' in track
athletics again this year. Michigan,
too, seemed of the same opinion.
After the meet, however, they seemed
to have changd their opinion and to
figure Illinois among the leading con-
testants for championship honors.
"The meet means that Illinois has
a start in track athletics which can
easily be held if the men who are
now on the team will work as they
have in the past month, and if the
support received from the student body
is such that it will encourage the nem
to do better than before."
Illinois should remember that Mich-
igan was without the services of
Dvorak, Maddock, Keellogg, Perry,
Dickey and Miller, who would prob-
ably have made their presence known
if the team had not been limited to
eleven men. Illinois goes against Chi-
cago on Saturday at Champaign, and
it may be as good as a Michigan vI-
tory to see Illinois come out in the
The condition of Dr. John o. Reed
of the physics department is report-
ed to be much better and the sight of
his eye will probably be preserved
if io complications arise. It will be
remembered that - Dr. Reed was in-
jured by a splinter of wood piercing
the eyeball a few days ago.