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NAVY FIGHTS IIS
WAY 10 VICTORY
(ontinnrd from first par'
the true measure of the Navy su
The weather pa* did their part, or at
least all the sovereigns of the air were
Idndlv. except Kins Boreas, who Insisted
on sending out a healthy breeze which
fried a sting from the frozen fields of
the north. It was not too cold for com
fort, m most even-body was bundled up
with furs or greatcoats, and the sharp
ness served to invigorate rather than to
annoy. 'The sun meaked along pretty
clo* to the horizon, and consequently
m not provide much warmth, but it
made things cheerful except at times
when it slipped behind some gray wind
The Held was in fine condition in spite
of Friday's rain, the deep layer of straw
having served as a gam* protection. The
wind, however, was troublesome to the
punters, who in defending the east goal
were forced to Uick against it in ■ quar
tering way. The backs of both teams
also found the twisting, swirling ball
hard to handle on receiving punts.
Attraction of Gold Buttons.
Gold buttons and military stripes have
"a. peculiar attraction, and the yearly bat
tle for football supremacy between the
Army and Navy elevens has an atmos
phere all its own. There is no telling;
just how many men and women would
have crowded their way Into Franklin
Field if seats could have been provided
to satisfy the demand. Not ■ ticket was
wasted, not an inch of available space
was empty. It is said that the stands
■ will seat 26,000 persons, and 26,000 and
: p. few more were there.
It was a brilliant crowd in more van
j than flashing colors and" bubbling en
! thusiasm. Admirals, captains and con>
| menders; generals, colonels and majors;
' .-men, diplomats and just plain citi
; zens found pleasure in seeing and mak-
I ing the display. Major General Frederick
: Item Grant and General Leonard Wood
, were among those who occupied boxes on
• the Army side of the field, while Se<r«»
■ tary Meyer. Governor Austin ("rot hers
I and Adjutant General Wai Held. of Mary
■ land. were on the Navy side. There were
• many other persons prominent in mlli
■ tary. naval, diplomatic, business, official
• and social circles gathered about the
; field, many of whom forgot their dignity
| in their interest in the keen and bitter
The crowd gathered slowly at first and
many missed what in some resects was
1 the most picturesque and striking fea
ture of the game. The big clock on the
.gymnasium overlooking Franklin Field
Lad barely recorded the hour of 1:30
•when the blare of martial music an
; nounced the coming of the corps of
cadets from West Point. In the embryo j
1 soldiers marched, looking every inch the
part in their blue-gray uniforms. The
crowd cheered as they formed in com
, pany front and broke ranks to take their
places in the south stand, where they >■
made a gray patch in the background of ;
No sooner were the cadets seated
than the midshipmen in blue and gold
came tramping in There were two
"battalions in the brigade, with six com
panies to a battalion, so that some eight
hundred midshipmen marched about the
field, and. like the cadets, formed in
company front lief ore the north stand.
3tank.« were broken with a taking jig or
route step, and the generous applause
I^l ro m the crowd showed full well how the
II picture pleased.
Men Armed with Megaphones.
Sabres and muskets, swords and rifles
Vere discarded for the day, but each
rad»-t and each midshipman was fully
armed with i megaphone and a flag.
The midshipmen also wore blue and i
Fold sashes, and it most be said that
they made a more striking appearance
and a lot more noise than their "land \
lubber twins" from West Point. Every
phout. every cheer, every song was
hurled back and forth across the field
through the noise enhancing and noise
condensing megaphones in a way to in-
Biosaa that they were weapons to be
The army cheered th. navy when the
midshipmen marched on the n>ld, the j
navy cheered the army, and both
cheered Pennsylvania, whose guests
they were. That courtesy over, the
cadets on one Bide and the midshipmen
on the other, confined their attention to
.cheering their respective teams or
•■-■-. at each other. No
t»ain.- in any sport or any clime ever
got such earnest and whole hearted sup
port. The midshipmen in particular, I
with their weird and wonderful siren
yell, were there for the Hie purpose ap
parently of lending encouragement, and
th« ir voices never tired.
It ha- been recorded that they were
quiet for fuel eight seconds, and the >
statement is exact. T]v cheer leader, a
modest ■jfipsriin, fellow, kept the men
tip to their work, and when they were
not tinging or cheering in organized
Jarhion they tie chanting at their
players on the field to "block that kick."
or •get that ball.** or "kick that goal."
<jr -v:- that man." They were a jolly
lot out for a good time, and they had
bo much to cheer about that the army
j^jise was islmust lost and the army men
- _ . .... -
How the Midshipmen Celebrated.
When the Basse was over, when vlc
tcry was won, the joy and enthusiasm
of the midshipmen burst all hounds.
The men rushed on the field without
thought of '•: ■!< i or command. They
danced about, they followed the band as
jt weaved its way through the. crowd
ing onlookers, they formed a huge circle
half way round the Held and suddenly
n:rhed in on their oolors planted before
the army stand, in wild abandon. Once
there in a seething, compact mass they
turned generous thought to til- lr beaten
foe and once more the navy cheer rang
out with the word "Army, army, army"
at the end. It was a sight to atJr the
The cadets were game. They always
are. They stood in li. ii places and for
fifteen minutes watched th. middies
romp around the field they had hoped
to own. They returned the < - i •-• r with
hearty good will and then — well, they
marched off the field with the same dig
nity with which they had marched on
scarcely three short hours before.
It is important at this point to go back
to football and to tell something of the
light that was waged up and down the
field through four periods of fifteen min
utes each. The defence of both teams
CRITICAL MOMENT FOB THE ARMY TEAM NEAB THB GOAL ' U:NK
XAVY MEN TRYING TO BLOCK A
PDKT BY DEAN BEHIND ARMY'S
wa? so strong that neither gained much
ground l>y straight rushing, but the fig
ure? were oigrhty yards for the Navy and
lofty-five for the Army. Not a single
rirst down was made by rushing in the
first half, but the Navy team gained
three in the serond half to only one for
the Army. Some idea of the wonderful
strength of the Navy defence, particu
larly In the second half, may be gleaned
from the fact that Browne, one of the
Army hacks, gained eleven of the fifteen
yards credited to the team by rushing in
ana dash just as the half opened. This
play also accounts for the Army's one
first down by rushing;
In running back punts the Navy
gained ninety-five, yards to only forty
for the Army, due to the greater speed
;.nd accuracy of the Annapolis ends. In
punting Dalton averaged a full forty
yard? even, though working against the
wind »:;irt of tin- time, whereas Dean
averaged not more than thirty-four.
This in itself shows how the Navy team
was able t<» pram ground consistently on
most all exchanges. Forward passes
and onside kicks were few and far be
tween. The Navy used two passes for
a gain of ten yards, while the Army
ust-d one for no gain.
Game a Punting Duel.
The first period was a punting du<=>l,
ttith the Navy gaining- enough ground
on exchanges to quickly back the Army
team up against its own goal line, even
in playing against the wind. In lesa
than live minutes Dalton tried his first
goal from placement The Army for
wards broke through and blocked the
Icicle, bat a Navy man was quick to re
cover the ball, and after failing to gain
much gTound in two plunges in the Jine
Dalton missed another goal from place
The second period was another punt-
Ing daeL By dint of some desperate
rushing and a Navy penalty the Army
readied th«- Navy's 3il-yard line, where-
Bpon I>'-:tn tri*-d to kick a goal from
plaeeuK at from the 45-yard line. It was
against the wind, however, and the ball
fell short. The Navy then took up the
fight afresh, arid carrying the ball into
Army territory an opportunity was pre
sented for Dalton to try another goal
from placement. The ball went high
enough and true enough, but not far
enough, and the Army was saved Mo
mentarily. A few plays later Rodes
mad..- a fair eaten of a punted ball on
the Army's 52-yard line, and Dalton, re
sorting to desperate moearea, tried for
a goal on a free luck, but the ball went
over for a touebback. The half end.^d
fast as a fumble by Hyatt and the quick
recovery <* tn<> ba» hy Gilcnrisl - tlie
wi < • ... (i e-iv." \nnaolis the ball on
the Annv's 7-y«rd lin»-
Both teams changed their tactics in
the third period, anil the punting ended
for a time. Dean had one chance on a
free kick at goal from the Navy's 44
yard line after an Army man had made
a fair catch of ■ punt, but the bail shot
wide of the mark. Two plays later
Hyatt fumbled one of Dalton's twisting
punts, and GUchrlst fell on the ball for
the Navy at the centre of the field.
Then came a steady assault by the
Midshipmen, which threatened to end In
disaster to the Cadets. By dint of
clever rushing, in which Rodes. Dalton,
Sowell and Clay carried the ball, the
Army was slowly and surely forced down
the field. On the 30-yard lino the de
fence stiffened, whereupon Bowell. on a
fake kkk from placement, made a pretty
forward pass for a gain of ten yards,
placing the ball on the Army's 20-yard
line. Two or three plunges carried it a
bit further, and then the good work
went for nothing when I>alton failed in
another attempt at a goal from place
The fourth period resulted in more
punting, and. with the *md behind him,
Dalton made his kicking count. With
th« ball on the Army's 40-yard line Dal
ton plunged through the Army line for
twelve yards on a well executed double
puss, and then came the play which
brought a Navy victory. Dalton finally
sent the ball over the bars and between
Ihe posts for a goal from placement
from the Army's 30-yard line, and vic
tory was won.
The Cadets fought on, but in spite of
all their pluck and courage the Midship
men held them at buy, and wound up
the Navy's most successful season with
out being beaten and without being
WINANS'S THE VALET WINS
Maher, the Jockey, in Second
Place in English Racing.
Manchester, England, Nov. 26.— The flat
racing season closed 10-day, with an Amer
ican winning the last big event. The Man
chester November Handicap, of I..VX) sover
eigns, for 'three-year-olds and upward, die
tance the Cup UHllßf. one mile and a half,
was won by I. WinaiiH'.s The Valet.
Anchora was second and Accurate third.
There v. ••»<■ eighteen starters.
Contrary to custom in recent years.
Danny afaher, the American jockey, has to
he sati.slu-d with -.-.,. nd place in the jockey
championship. He had 128 successful
mounts, against Jockey Woollen's 137.
NEW-YOBK I>AILY TRIBUNE, SIXOAY, NOVEMBER 27. 1010-
The Vl ay in Full Detail
How Youths of Nation's Two War Services Got
Experience in Battle.
Summary of Army-Navy Game
, FIKST HALF ,-SECOXD HALF-,
Army. Navy. Army. Xavy.
Ground gained by rushing, in yards 30 15 15 65
Fii-bt downs by rushias; ■,«-,. Z %
Number of punt* « " » '
Average dUtanoe of punts •*■> *» 3£ *»
RunnliiK back punts, in yards -•» <» «•» «•>
Forward passes J} » •; in
Ground gained by forward passes « « » V
Onside kicks . . .' 1 . " ~ /.
Ground gained by ocside kicks • • • •
Penalties „" *
Ground lost" by penalties :./..." « *J *• s «
Ball lost by penalties « " V •
Fumbles « i f '
Ball lost by fumble* J» * * JJ
Fumbles recovered " - ■ °
Goals tried from placement — Xavy. 6 (of which 5 failed) ; Army. I. Goals trie! from
placement on free tTy-Navj . 1; Army. I. Kicks ulocked-By Army, 1; by Navy, 1. M
downs by forward pass — Navy. 1.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Philadelphia, Nov. 26.— Navy eleven
closely followed the Army team upon the
field, and after the usual preliminary warm
ing up Acting Captain Wright ana Captain
Weir met in the centre of the field. A coin
was spun in the air. Wright called "heads,"
but "tails" it was, and the Army had won
the toss. There was a stiff wind blowing
down th© field as the Army spread out, de
fending the wept goal, while Dalton care
fully poised the ball for the kick-off. The
referee blew his whistle, and Dalton sent
the ball spinning down the field on a beau
tiful low kick, which Browne gathered in
on his 10-yard line and raced back fifteen
before he was tackled.
On the next i«lay Browne shot throußli
tackle for three yards, and then Dean,
taking advantage of the wind, dropped
i>ack and punted to Sowell, on the Navy's
60-yard line. With good interference. Clay
started on a dash around right end, but
was stopped without gain. Dalton drove a
pretty twisting punt against the wind to
the Army's 15-yard line, where GHchrist
nailed Hyatt in his tracks. Dean imme
diately returned the punt, and a great cheer
went up from the Navy stands, for Dalton
had gained ten Yards on the exchange,
handicapped as he was.
Dalton lost no time in punting again. He
kicked a low ball, which struck the ground,
bounced high over Hyatt's head and bound
ed merrily along toward the Army goal
line. In full chase followed half a dozen
Army and Navy players, hut Hyatt man
aged to fall on it on his own 3-yard line.
Standing behind his own goal line. Dean
rose to the emergency and drove the ball
forty-five yards up the field. Clay Juggled
the oval a moment, and then made a pretty
dodging return to the Army's 18-yard line.
Several men got their hands on him, but
each time he twisted loose.
Weir Btopped Dalton by a terrific, tackle
lifter he had gone three yards. Another
plunge only advanced the ball a bare yard
and then Dalton dropped back to the 30
yard line and tried « placement kick. The
pass was a good one. and .Sowell held the
ball for him to kick, but the Army backs
charged through so quickly that Dalton
was hurried; his kick was low and hit the
rush line, where a Navy player succeeded
|«j falling on it.
Two line plunges only advanced the ball
M many yards, and Dalton again tried a
placement kick. This time he misled It
by several yards, md the Army put the ball
in play from scrimmage on their own 25
yard line. Dean dropped back as if to
kick, but instead dashed around right end.
Hamilton broke up the interference well
and Dalton made the tackle after Dean
had gained two yards. Dean then got off
a beautiful kick for fifty-five yards. When
Dalton had returned the ball the Army:
lined up on its own 40-yard line.
Here- the flr3t new football play was fried.
On the next line-up Dean tried a short on
tide kick. Dalton dashed in, caught the
ball and was off like a Hash down the Bold.
He had crossed three of the white chalk
lines when Surlea brought him down. Dal
ton then smashed through Weir for four
yards. On the next play W'ecms made a
v. retched pass back, the hall going over
Dillon's head, but Clay recovered It on the
Army's f.3-yard line. Dalton punted on the
next play. Mora punting followed, and the
period ended with the ball In the Army's
possession in the centre of the field
THE NAVY GOAT.
I>uring the short intermission the Navy
goat strolled over to the Army's side of the
field on a tour of inspection. Apparently
satisfied, he returned to his own sidd of the
field and got on the job of mascot again.
Surles found the Navy line too stiff when
he tried it at the opening of the second
period and Dean punted. The Army recov
ezfd the ball, only to be penalized five
yards for offside, play. Browne got five
yards on a line buck and Surles added two
more. ll© was tackled savagely and was
forced to give way to McDonald. Dean
made a good try for a goal from the field
from the forty-three-yard line. The ball
had plenty of drive and speed and went too
close to the goal posts to be comfortable
to the Navy adherents. Dalton punted
from the Navy's twenty-five-yard line and
Gilduiat tackled Dean In his tracks on the
latter's fifty-yard line.
Hyatt shot a play at Brown, but the big
navy p]«be broke through and smeared it
for a two-yard loss. Finding the Xavy line
Still too strung. Dean was forced to take,
up the kicking game, this time against
the wind. On one of the exchanges Hyatt
fumbled and Brown recovered the ball for
the Navy on the Army's twenty-nine-yard
line. Again the Army lino was a veritable
stone wall, and after two futile attempts
to penetrate it Dalton missed another
placement goal, this time for the forty
More punting followed, punctuated by
rushing which failed to gain. Sewell sig
nalled for a fair catch on the Army's flfty
twoyard line. Dalton studied the wind
and th« anglf^ carefully before he made
his attempt for a placement goal. The nig
halfback straightened up. took two quick
steps forward and sent the pigskin flying
down the field. A gasp of surprise, and
from the West Point side of the Held, dis
may, went up when the ball was seen to
soar down the field straight for the centre
of the space between the two goal posts.
On, on it sailed and a goal seemed certain,
hut just before it reached the bar it
dropped a little, and though going squarely
between the posts missed thf> bar by a
Bi ant three feet.
"Let's get into them!" calle.l Hyatt as
The Army- Pi an) y Line-up
, AKMY (0) , , _ v ..,. ...
Ut. lit. Age. Player. r- *■■■■■ —, pi,,-. V ,1' » ,„—^7
Mi fUO VI Wood left KM Kl«ht. . . .GlUhrl«t.. •>,)' 5 O ft ,'i
101 C.03 SI Devore Left Tackle Illght. . . l.oflin . 'l 3l 3 \. „. !™
183 MS M Enclebart I»ft Guard Rl ht. .Browne " m ,! '", '
188 5.11 21 Arnold Centre Weenis.".' •»•. JZZ ,„'
190 6,10 M Weir lUght Guard i^ft Wright '«i . 0( , *,
180 6.11 19 I.illlrjolm lU ht Tackle Left >lrrrln "on „„» ,"„
175 6.11 23 <;ih> Sl ,ie Klght Knd |. ft Hamilton '"" ", 9 -," !"'
Ml 5.11 21 Hyatt Quarterback ffewell. "'" ' ■ •» i tm l>o
Ml 5.09 22 Dean Left Halfback Right <|( , v Z, «'!„ luß
101 6.00 ','•» Browne Hin»>« llalfl, ar k Left Dalton »i «,, lOi>
109 5.10 24 Surlr. l'ullback .. . . »,,-, ™ ~* lß °
Average weight of Army line. 182 pound*; averngr weight of uvv line i-
weight of Army l.a. kll.lil. 165; average weight of Nuvy hurkllrld, 171. , r ; average
Army eleven. 17C; average weight of Navy eleven. 17.-,. ' '" "' r "»K' - « eight of
Goal from placement on rlnin>u(;«« formation Dalton, f,,r the N>
siiitHiitiite for — MoDonultl for Juries. ' "*"*'
.substitutes Tor Nan — Klmer for Hamilton, Hamilton for IClmer, Dou I
ring, • ' lil " ' X «- *
Official*: INferee-Al Sli iri«-. Yale. I ni|.lrr— Mike Him.,. *„, Georgetown rui 1
jtid B e— Dave Full*. Drown. Head line»mnn— An.ly Smith; lnlver«ltv of lVni " 11
Time of game— Four period* of fifteen ,«| nu tes each. <;„,„,. t .. lU ' ,-1 a "^vunla.
Franklin 1 i.1.1, l'hlladel»lii*. * " °- CIOCIi ' ""
i'lioTo BY PAUL THOMPSON
the Army lined up on its own 25-yard line,
and, nothing disheartened, the black and
gold and gray took up the light with re
wed determination. Hyatt slipped around
Hamilton for five yards and then Dean
punted. But the Navy was penalized and
it was West Point's ball and first down
again. Dean again punted and Sewell
shed back twenty yards, shaking off two
tacklers on the way.
Dalton got off a beautiful punt which
Browne took on the bound and started on
a wide run across the field. Rhodes was
on him like a flash and hurled him to the
ground on the Army's 12-yard line. He was
tackled so hard that the ball bounced out
of his hands and Gilchrist fell on it on the
yard line. The Navy stands were in a
frenzy of joy, but before a play could be
called the whistle sounded and the first
half was over.
There was still a brisk wind blowing
when the teams came out for the third
period. The Army again out for the third
iod. The Army agaiii defended the west
goal and Dalton kicked off to Browne on
the 5-yard line. The latter flashed back
nearly twenty-five yards before Clay
brought him down. On a fake kick Browne
raced around Hamilton for eleven yards
and a first down. Incidentally this was
the first down made by rushing in the game.
Dean followed by driving a beautiful low
bounding punt which tied the Navy back
field into knots. But finally a midshipman
fell on it on his own 12-yard line. Dalton
punted at once to Hyatt, who fumbled, but
covered the ball. After an exchange or
two of punts Dean made a fair catch en
the Navy's 43-yard line, but missed his at
tempt at a goal from placement.
The Navy put the ball in play from Its
-yard line, but the Army forwards were
bver-eaeer and lost five yards for offside;
Rhodes smashed through left guard for six
yards on a fake kick play, and when Dal
ton's cunt was fumbled Brown, who had
been playing a great game, fell on the ball
on the Navy's 52-yard line.
But worse was in store for the soldiers.
The Navy's offence suddenly got started,
ay knifed his * way between end and
tackle for six yards on another fake kick
line plunge play, and Dalton added seven
on a smash through guard. It was first
own. Rodes had hard work shoving
Weir back for three, but Dalton brought
the midshipmen to their feet by ripping
through the other guard for eight yards
nd another first down, Clay was stopped
hen he tried to gain through Devore, but
alton picked up five yards on a fierce
cross buck on the same tackle.
With third down and five yards to gain
alton fell back as if to try another goal
from placement. Sewell knelt to catch
he ball. Back it came and Sewell caught
it, but instead of holding it for Dalton to
kick he half turned, then straightened up
suddenly and shot the ball squarely over
he line of scrimmage and into the waiting
arms of Gilchrist. It was as pretty a for
ward pass as has been Been on Franklin
Field in any big game this year.
Again it was the Navy's ball and first
down, and it looked as If a touchdown was
assured. But the Army line lived up to its
reputation. It again became similar to the
aforementioned stone wall, and although
Dalton and Clay ripped through for six
yards in two trials Sewell decided not to
risk another rush, and signalled for Dalton
to try a goal from placement once more,
But again he missed it and once more the
Army stands breathed a heartfelt sigh of
But the Army was in trouble right away
again. When the ball was brought out
and put in play on their 25-yard line, the
West Pointers spread across the field in
kick formation. Instead of punting Hyatt
tried out one of Yost's trick plays, with
disastrous results, for the ball went straight
into the hands of a waiting Navy player,
'ho was downed on the Army's 30-yard
line. At this point Douglass took Merring's
place at tackle.
Th» Navy backs could make no impres
on on the Army line, and Dalton missed
another placement goal. There was plenty
of excuse for this failure, for the try was
made from an extremely bad angle. The
period ended a few moments later with the
hall in the Navy's possession on her 4S-yard
The. Xavy went back into the contest
with the wind behind them and a deter-
STARS OF THE GAME
Team Work Counts Heavily for
"PLEBES" SHOW UP WELL
Brown and Gilchrist Shine for I
Nayy — Dean and Brown
|Dy Telrgraph to The Tribune.]
Philadelphia. Nov. 26.— The coaches of
both the Army and Navy elevens have
drilled into their men the fact that indi
vidual play must be sacrificed for team :
work, am) despite the fact that their pu- |
pils learned well this lesson, yet in th«
game to-day, as in every* game, splendid
individual ability stood out.
Brown, the big "plebe" right guard on j
the Navy team, was the star of the game. '
His playing is all the more remarkable
when it is considered that this is his first
j year on the Navy team and the first time
be has ever played in a really big game,
lie was In almost every play. Frequently
he threw the Army backs for losses; often
be was down the field, tackling before or
with the ends. On offence he opened up
big holes, through which Dalton, Clay and
Rodee made their best gains. He followed
the ball splendidly, and besides handling
bis own man gave aid to Weems. who was
having a harl struggle with Arnold at
Gilchrist. another "plebe." shares honor?
with Brown. He was easily the best end on
the field, and five really good ends played
in the gnrnf-. His ta-klina; was deadly He
diagnosed the plays quickly, refused to be
drawn in and u<'t down the field sp!en<!idly
on Dalton's long punts. His recovery of
Krowne's fumhie on the Army's 7-yard line
would probably have resulted in a score
had not time been called before the next
line-up. He also showed skill in handling
the forward pas»
Dalton was the best ground gainer on th»
Navy team, but even he was not able to
;;ain steadily. He eventually kicked a goal
from placement, but his placement kicking
was not up to standard. His punting, how
ever, was excellent, and even against the
wind he managed to hold nor' than his
own against Dean. He also handled punts
well. Clay played a steady game all
through, and though not brilliant his work
was distinctly praiseworthy. Hamilton and
I. oft in also did well.
For the Army Dean Rn-1 Browne were
the stars. Dean's kicking did not sustain
his reputation, but he placed his punts well,
played a powerful defence game and was
about as successful as any of his team In
rushing the ball. Browne was a towe r of
strength in the secondary defence and
made one pretty run for eleven yards. He
was unable to turn the Xavy ends, but sev
eral times made fair gains through the line.
Siiiies played well while he was In the
game. Arnold gave Weems lots of trouble
at centre, but he, too, failed to live up to
Captain Weir played a powerful game and
easily outshone the other Army linemen.
He had the better of Wright. Hicks p:t
up a good game at end and tackled sharp
ly. Hyatt ran his team well, with one pos
sible exception. All of the Army backs,
however, were faulty and uncertain in
PURE BLISS AT ANNAPOLIS
Unfortunates Who Couldn't At
tend Game Cheer News.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Annapolle. Nov. 26.— News of the Navy
victory on Franklin Field to-day was re
ceived here with unbounded enthusiasm.
Not all the hearty supporters of the local
team went to Philadelphia, aa indicated by
the crowds which assembled where the* re
ports from the game were given out. It
early became clear that the Navy had the
Army on the defensive, and each point in
the struggle was cheered enthusiastically
as news of it was received. The biggest
outbursts of enthusiasm, naturally, oc
curred when the news of the field goal in
the last quarter was announced and when
It was stated that the game was over with
no further scoring.
The news was received at the Officers'
Club and at once transmitted to the naval
hospital, where T. Starr King, captain of
the X'avy team, is among the twenty-twu
midshipmen ill with typhoid. King and the
others waited for news eagerly, and were
much cheered up when the announcement
of the victory was made. There were also
ten midshipmen who were kept here as a
part of the penalty for taking part in
hazing. Several officers remained, includ
ing Superintendent Bowyer. and these re
ceived news from the game early.
The brigade of midshipmen and the bulk
of those who saw the game returned to
Annapolis to-night, all enthusiastic over
th« victory. The team will not appear
until to-morrow, and a hearty reception
The toam will lose by graduation Clay,
right halfback; Wright, left guard; Loftin.
right tackle, and Merrlng, left tackle, be
sides several valuable substitutes. Lieu
tenant Frank D. BerrieA, head coach, will
probably end his connection with the team
after occupying the position for three sea
sons, as his term of duty will probably
expire before next season. The choice of
a captain of the team for next season is
thought to lie between Dalton. left half
back, and Sowell. quarterback. Weems,
centre, and Hamilton, left end, are also
mination to "sew up the game." In the
Army stands It was freely predicted that the
same would end in a tie. Hope of viiiory
Dalton make three yards on a fake kick
and then punted. Hyatt caught and dodged
back eight yards. After Brown had made
four yards on a line plunge Dean fumbled
a high pass from centre and was downed
for a twelve-yard loss on his 20-yard line.
He then kicked out of bounds to his 41
yard line/ Clay fell back as if to kick, but
instead Dalton streaked through the left
of the line for thirteen yards and a first
down. Rodea and Dal ton made three
yards each on straight line bucks, and then
Dalton. dropping back to the 30-yard line,
kicked a neat goal from placement.
The Navy crowd was wild with joy. bat
the Army team went grimly back to its
task with a 3 to 0 score to. overcome and
only a few quickly fleeting moments In
which to do It.
The midshipmen resorted at OBJOO to the
kicking game, and after the. Army had
unavailingly tried to send its fast bucks
around the Navy ends in the hopes that
one Of them wight get loose, it took up
the kicking game, hoping that a Navy back
would fumble- or miss the ball and thus
lead up to an Army touchdown or goal
from the field.
Back and forth the ball soared, but at
though Dean's punts were puzzling, the
Navy lark:!. managed to hang on to
them. Deun again tried an on«a,le kick,
but Sowell recovered | t aml Wft3 downed
on the Army's 34-yard line.
The cad.-ts wove DenßißMi Ove yard 3 for
offside play, and Sow*!] tried the same for
ward pass play from placement goal forma
tion. This time an Army man got the ball on
bis own 11-yard line and Dean punted out
of danger. Clay tried un onside kick from ]
near the centre of the tleld. but it failed.
1,..an, aflOfl an unsuccessful end run. punt
ed out of bounds at the contra of the field.
As tho two teams lined up the whistle
sounded, ihe gu mo *•■ over with the
Navy I. possession of the ball In midrlel.l.
The only thin l ft to do was to make
what -looked like a bi S Nuvy night" a
reality . ,
FRANKLIN FIELD AGLOW
Color, Noise and Motion Hold
Sway Among Spectators.
NOTABLE PERSONS PRESENT
Multitude of Incidents Adds to
Interest of Annual Foot- ■
fRy Telegraph to Th* Trlbnn*. 1
Philadelphia. Nov. 26.— With all the colni
and brilliance which make the name unique
In a MM "' spectacular football strug
gles, the annual battle between the army
and navy was fought on Franklin Field
tits afternoon. Persona prominent In ofll
cial and civilian life, who filled the boxes
in the grandstands, -were enough to male*
the scene of more than ordinary Interest.
But overtopping everything else around th#
field, and even rivalling from a spectacular
Ftardpolnt the earns Itself, were the mid
shiprr-en and cadets of the rival academfea.
Rarely does a more stirring or soirited
scene find a place of the rival gridiron
I doe* a more itfrvtag m s')ir:t«i
nd a plafe on the < o'.iege jcrld'run
than that supplied by the supporters of
the two elevens. The cadets were th» Sr3t
on the field. Led by a band In khaki unl
fr»rm, playing th*> aM Irish tune -rip.
ptrary," the gray-coated men from West
Point marched down the gridiron. At tha
head came the color bearer, with th» poM.
gray and black banner of the Military
Academy. At the side of each cadet hun?
a yellow and MM megaphone, fastened by
a yellow ribbon, which was slung over Ms
shoulder. Each carried a small army ban
ner. Drawn up In fix companies of sev
enty each, in perfect alignment, they halt?i
in front of the SACtfon reserved for them.
As the order was given each company broke
ranks and scrambled for seats.
Hardly had the last company of cad»ts
scurried off the field when at another ga:«
the march of the ■!*■« began. A baal
in blue uniforms with scarlet capes turned
back, broke through the crowd at the rate.
closely followed by the brigade of midship
men in two battalions of six companies
each. m deadly black of their Ion? mats
was relieved by golden megaphones, rib.
b*ms and banner?, which they carried.
While the cadets liad been warmly greeted
by the spectator;", th» crowd was carried
away in its enthusiasm for the midship
men. In marching they conceded nothfcnj
to their rivals from West Point- In point
of numbers they more than doubled th*
cadets. Their stolid uniforms, 30 &a;t7
decorated, were the more spectacular. and
consequently they appeared nothing short
of splendid. Drawing up before the grand
stand, they awaited orders to break ranks.
Soon on both sides of the field a mass of
fluttering yellow banners broke tie Itaes
of the dark clothed civilians, and cheer
followed cheer across the gridiron. Tha
yelling never ceased for an instant dnrins?
the game save as it was punctuated ben
and there with songs. Long after the ref
eree's whistle had ended the struggle, tit
shouts of the victors rose over the battl»
field in triumph.
President T?ift did not attend the con
test, although it has been the custom of
the Executive for years to grace the strag
gle with his presence, sitting for ore half
on the Army side and for the other in one
of the Xavy boxes. He remained In Wash
ington at work on his message to Congress.
Another deterrent was the death a few
days ago of the son of Secretary .Dickinson.
Mrs. Taft and Miss Helen Taft were to
have been the guests of the Secretary, but
remained away from the game out of re
spect. General Robert Shaw Oliver repre
sented the War Department.
Charlemagne Tower, former Ambassador
to Germany, and Mrs. Tower were th*
guests of General Thomas H. Barry, su
perintendent of the Naval Academy. The
officers of the battleships Massachusetts,
lowa and Indiana attended, as well as sev
eral hundred sailors from League Island.
One hundred men from the receiving ship
Lancaster sat along the side lines.
The entire contingents from the Military
and Naval academies arrived on special
trains and went directly to Franklin Field.
General Fred D. Grant was a spectator
on the Army side, as was General S. L.
Other men prominent in civil and politi
cal life included among the thousands
who witnessed the game were W. Ellis
Corey, president of the American Steel
Corporation: Charles M. Schwab, presi
dent of the Bethlehem Steel Company; Jo
seph Letter, grain broker, of Chicago;
Judge Charles B. Landls. of Chicago:
Judge J. H. Moore, of West Virginia;
George Barr McCutcheon. well known nov
elist; Governor-elect and Mrs. Tener; Sec
retary of the Xavy Meyer and Mayor
Reyburn. The Mayor entertained H. D.
Perle. Ambassador to Norway, and Mrs-
: Vice-President Sherman sat on the Navy
Bide to witness the game. Among the
women prominent in Washington society
who were present were Mrs. L. P. Wads
worth. Miss Ruth Halforl. Mrs. George
V. Wheeler, Miss Natalie Magruder. Miss
Nina Van Arsdale, Miss Mary McCauley.
, Miss Alma Ruggles. Miss Frances Beards
ley Clark. Mrs. Ben B. Bradford. Mis»
i Alice Wright. Miss Emily Elliott and Mls3
; Frances Thorn.
The boxes at Franklin Feld vrere appor
tioned between the Army and Navy and the
University of Pennsylvania. Members ot
the football teams of Pennsylvania. Cor
nell and Princeton viewed the came, many
of them sitting In boxes on the Army side.
The. Navy goat was present in person.
It came on the field with the middies, gayly
caparisoned In the academy colors. A
blanket of gold, on which the name Navy
appeared in blue, was fastened around it*
body, while silken ribbons tied around Its
neck and horns formed a kind of halter.
The entire and almost individual attention
of one midshipman was devoted toward tSa
amusement and care of the mascot. Before
th« game began the goat was solemnly Is*
around the gridiron In an effort to cast »
magic spell. With a remarkably placid
sangfroid the goat accepted the turn of
tha Me* in fav-»r or against the middl**
Its equanimity was positively depressta3
at times. In the midst of the riotous scenes
which followed the kicking of the sssd b?
Walton the goat was actually observed tJ
nibble at the straw on the sM* lines. Fair
and disgust were written on Its sagacious
face at the wild antics of its escort. Wis
dom, amounting almost to omnisctencft
made the celebration little to the MMM «•
the goat, although It accepted everything
with a docility born of patience and Inex
There was a never- ending race from
both sides of the field. When the ••»*
leaders were not urging the men onto »
creased vocal efforts In song or yell, the
cadets and middies kept up a constant bay "
ble shouting words of encouragement to
the individual members on the teams and
roaring their approval at every play tfcit
••Ktllv " the Navy goat and mascot. gay«
his keeper. Midshipman Qulsley. a *****
,?., time previous to the gam*. The MfcWX
brought hi.n with th.- HMd on .
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tion 19 out just that amount.