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Broicn's Farmer 'Alum Does Much fur Football. 1} One of the chief features of the New England football season Jest ended was the notable rec ord of Brown University. Beaten by Harvard '-hrough an unlocked for goal from the field, deprived of a tie game with Yale in the last few moments of play, the Rhode Island institu tion realized its full possibilities by crushing Dartmouth by 23 to 0 in what to each was the great game of the season. One or the chief reasons, many declare, why Brown was able to do so much was that it pos sesses in Charles S. Weaver. '82. a farmer of Brooklyn. Conn., an alumnus of exceptional power in inspiring the students, coaches and players of his alma mater with a spirit of com bined determination and confidence to a high degree. Mr. Weaver is a retired Chicago law y« r. who has a great fondness for the country. Upon his upland farm, about six or eight miles across the Western Rhode Island border, he lives the normal New England farmer's life, except that in the early fall he invites the candidates for the Brown football loom to visit him for ten d^;.s or two weeks. They always greatly pleased to accept his invitation, for. besides looking forward to a de lightful season of country fare and amusements, th- y invariably have the feeling that this hos pitable fanner-alumnus never comes near them without transferring to them by some secret pr; < i ss a store of fighting: spirit that they will sorely r:---ed in some big crisis later in the sea- Eon. The words -'Weaver's farm- fall on a Brown athlete's ears to much the same purpose as does the college song or the college yell. A srr_a!l cottage back of the farmhouse is made CHARLES S WEAVER seated Enterta.r;ng Brown footna men on his fsrm Into a dormitory, tents are put up near by and the Weaver gu-»st rooms are placed at the dis posal of the coaches and the alumni who visit tht- farmer for a night or two. The piazza out side the kitchen is screened in. and there at one long table sit the twenty or twenty-five young giants whenever mealtime comes. The exercise and th« country air combine to saddle these ath letes Tvith appetities that it takes a large part of the day and about all the provisions on the farm to get rid of. It is while the members of the squad are at table, and just after they have succeeded ir. vraring off the keen edge of their .... Zlr. Weaver talks to them. It is always some thing in favor of nerve, courage, Oghting blood. Ile mentions the nume-s of famous football men of former years who -were noted for their dash j.r;ii grit. Two or three letters from president, faculty or alumni re read to the squad and commented upon, with particular attention paid to passages that inspire determination anil per severance. Guests are introduced, and a word or two of ■:..'—■ drawn out of them. Then the football aspirants are turned loose in ti.e open. SOLDIERS IN A SUNDAY TUG-OF-WAR. -i N«»u* p.. - nc Sabbath Protective Leacue ha« said that such sport on the first day cf the week should be prohibited, nd it m-d: a re=cnt ,l.c i\e* ej*b ■ a - - attempt to t.ave it stopped, but without result. NEW-YORK DAILY TIUEFXR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1908. There is a regular period for practice, but it is very light, for the men are not yet hard enough to attempt serious work. Some of their neces sary exercise they get in helping Mr. Weaver shock hia corn and in running or walking across country. But the real business they perform on the farm Is making the intimate acquaintance of one another and of Mr. Weaver and his wife, who has quite as much football enthusiasm as her husband. In the atmosphere that Mr. and Mrs. Weaver thus create, with the help of the coaches, who revel in this assistance, Thar Is worth at least three star men to them, it would be a team of surprisingly weak material and craven spirit that would not give a good account of itself when it approached the top of its form. 77//; NEW LOBBYIST. He Works for the People Instead of for the Corporations. Conservative little Rhode Island, which has at least partly shaken off the grip of its blind old boss, General Charles R. Brayton, who has ruled it with an iron hand for over a gent-ra tion, has just taken the first step toward comp lete self-government by establishing a bureau for collecting information for the legislators. Up to this time all the data needed for carry - Ing on the government of that snug bit of a commonweaJth has reposed in the active brain, of the commanding general who has always been liberal in dispensing facts to those v.ho came to him for them. As he had an office in the High Sheriff's room in the State House dur ing the sessions of the General Assembly and in the largest office building ii Providence for the remainder of the ear there has been no excuse for any ignorance in either the House or the Senate. Now, however, a strangely radical move has been made on the part of the State Librarian. Herbert O. Brigham, who has recently an nounced that his once almost deserted depart ment will attempt to offer aid and assistance to Senators and Representatives. He will try to inform them about laws in other states, about public comment In the newspapers and maga zines, bout old Rhode Island legislation, and give them references to standard works on economic, sociological and political subjects, be sides collecting desired material before th con vening of the Legislature. I rathei r states who ! i . hat it . | ter mind ■ . nailing with to arii aing of the n . . bly A legisl ■ ■ : I ton ■ friends and f< ' politics v ■ ire. And this wild scheme, at least for Rhode Island, is largely due to the influence, direct and indirect, of Charies McCarthy, one of Brown University's most famous fullback?, a member of the cIaCT of "JO. "Mac." as everybody who knttw him in thu old A BROWN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM JUST AFTER DINNER AT WEAVER'S FARM. (Jay? still i\'i!ls him. was about as unpmmisinjr a freshman as over entered Brown. His ill fitting L.-id his heavy features went well with his brogue, but rather inharmonioualy with ■■ nt buildings and New England ■ • ■ - : . ■ • ■ ' • • . mpres us upon his in partii ularly deficient, 1 as to ta asly to I to infon ; >ung !r - . he should ■ had faith in him shifter ar..i ■-•-■■ : p odd in the i Held it the mpu ■ : ■ :• n !•• help tl tof 1 . • ■ took • . In that • ■ ' • v he was ' ■ ■• ■ tudies. ] _.. way, bu - I | . on of having the ma :. him ■ ■ ■ uniform of bonor. I'.y means known only to men of hia st - persistency "Mac" got that si;;r bach i I in h;.s !;ust two years he was the most - k ..i the .•!«■■ n. One vict Dartmouth was almost wholly duo • ■ • ii n ! ■ bucking. A. !.: ■ v. .n out '>n tb ■ • classroom, though to I ■ : uld do nothing with abstract :. ■-. but in history he reai !. -.1 P n irthar stu ly of ' . tciology • . Brown • . ■ aduation to * v r W< t :i:,-: n , • ..t n; . si post-gradu; • -.: the University of WLs consin, vrhi re h tred a doctor - nd taught h;<: . ere his tal nt for studying ■■ when 1 ■ • .;.■,; in the f it . Scials a mist ■ . ■ : - ■ t to offset the ex the lobl I pi : ... ! ■--- ■ ■ : rtment t hat i.< • :. itions of the sort now in ex ■ in T'iu.- ■ :. La tea The ';■ ■ the ] Lof i nt in Wan ■ . :.*. A( th< :• 'iTiion of his i hiss. : .■ ' diversity i"!uL In Pr . i ■ last June, "M ■- " was induced to d Ms n<'\v v\.»rk in ■*■ ■" Su .. . res ■ .ma enthusiasm were ltou d that a it was appointed to see if ipproaching th< rder C a ; lobby" iou . Rh< d L land. The Ccaliauetl an tiftb page. SOLDIERS' SUNDAY BALI* Laze fid if the Arm// Officers Allor\ It, Say Court*. A ording to arm: ■ ■:: • . ( i chance to : . 5u tya or he tgs." Sui-: . . man is • ■ i bas said th;u :. id . Sunday '•neces sary in the train ■ ers." rdingiy, many milit . -. heard with ti Uon that th CHARLES M'CARTHY. A legislative expert and a prime mover in th* ••People's Lobby" idea. Brown "96. of the New England Sabbath Protective Leagu( to prevent Sunday baseba games at army r»*s« eryations have met with a setback in the th-i* sion of Acting Judge Advocate General Porter, U. S. A. According to General Porter, the sol diers of the coast artillery :it Fcrts Strong and Rodman, of who . complaint had been made, can play ball on Sunday if the army officers will permit them to do so. He points out that the reservations became ihe property of tha federal government before the passage of the Massachusetts antl-basefcall statute, which th* soldiers were charged i!.. violating. The Sab bath society then wrote to General Grant to stop the baseball g;arnt3, but h'- declined to do so. On the other hand, the Sabbath observing people living near the forts are much perturbed over the decision. They say that the soldiora make so much racket at t!:eir games that tha Sunday quiet of the neighborhood is broken. 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