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VOLUME 1-XXXVIT-Xo. 1.
CALIFORNIA STANFORD KAARSBERG COVERS FIFTY YARDS BY A SENSATIONAL RUN CALIFORNIA 20. Stanford o— and \ there you have in a nutshell the I treat Thanksgiving football came of '59. It took an hour and ten minutes of actual play, two hours counting the time taken out. but never i for a moment after the contending ' t»&rr.« f.rst rame together was the re- ; pult in doubt. It was plainly Berkeley's game from th* start. A man with half rin eye could see nothing else to it and ■ neither could ih* n.oters for th<» car- dlnal. The initial scrimmage gave all : the line necessary on the outcome. After that it was only a question of ! how much? answered, when th~ whistle ! b>w, with five touchdowns and as many goals tallied for Berkeley, to j nothing for the boys frum Palo Alto, It was a bitter pill f-«r Stanford to ! pwallow. although St had come pre- 1 pared for a hitter dose. Wjth Murphy, ! Its captain and crack quarter, a crip- ' pie and the majority of th? other m<>n r.ew to the varsity, defeat was almost conceded, but such a defeat, ods root- 1 ers and rattles, never. Punch thirty holes through that strong cardinal lir.*? Who ever had such a ridiculous idea? Nobody had such an idea before the pame. not even the most sanguine Berkeleyites. until th*y found in actual contest how strong they were and how weak their opponents. Then they pro. ceeded to find the holes in that line bo often and so easily that, long before ' the efid of the first half, many believed they would make it 50 or CO to 0 be- . fore they quit. It was a lopsided came, but It didn't ; pet quite so bad as all that. After every touchdown ajrair.st them, with their W plucky captain getting weaker and weaker from the awful ordeal through which he was passing, with other of its ' champions rx>ir.g hammered Into help- ' Jetsness. Stanford faced the fo» with j pritted teeth to battle afresh for the honor of the university. The bat- \ tie the wearers of the red put up was , marvelous and it surprised and tired ; their opponents. As the minutes parsed ' they grew more «and more desperate > and early In the second ha!f. with more than a third of the team replaced by j colts, they played a same that, pre- j sented earlier, might have materially ; changed the tune. It was magnificent, j but it was too late, mart's the pity. The largest crowd, the gayest and i most enthusiastic and best behaved of ! any that ever witnessed a football ! parr.c on this coast saw the great i § struggle. More than 17.000 seats I of been sold In advance of the opening of j the gates and a couple o/ thousand : more admission tickets were handed i out by the ticket sellers before play commenced. As early as 12 Vclock j crowds began pouring Into the many j ▼ *ates and overflowed Into the great; stands on three sides of the gridiron, j From the noon hour on till 2:30 o'clock, the time set for the game, there was a constant stream of holiday garbed | The san Francisco Call Tr.<*n and worrier., decked with cardinal and with blue and gold streamers, with red umbrellas and with sunshades striped in the colors of California, with horns and megaphones, bazoos and rattles, with tin whistles and por.cn and every other known invention for the production of noise. Scarlet pen nants fluttered defiance to pennants of blue and gold, walking sticks were decorated with ribbons of the rival hues, hats were covered with the:ti. neckties were made of them, bouton nieres were fashioned of th^m. Flow ers of the season were plentiful oa many a fair bosom to declare that t^ thn-bbing feminine heart beneath pul sated for one or the other team. Over against the east had been raised a mammoth stand for the direct ad herents of the two universities. It was 400 feet lons and seats rose t!er on tier thirty from the ground. The south half of this great stand had ber.-. divided off for the Berkeley boys and their friends, the north half for Stan ford. It had been calculated to ho!d COOO people and it did. every mother's son and daughter of them. Great streamers of cardinal bunting ran southward from the center ar.d others of blue and gold ran northward, to In dicate that the occupants of seats were the friends of the seats of learning be neath whose colors they sat. Such a precaution was entirely unnecessary. Every one of the 3000 in the stand set apart for California wore prom inently on his or her person enough blue and poM ribbon or hat or pennant or all «hre* to dr^ss a ship. Likewise with the Stanford section. And. as if even this was not enough, the yells. In the center of each great section a large space had been reserved for the organized rooters. It was hardly necessary to reserve these spaces, be cause the rooters were almost the first of the great crowd to pour in through the gates. They piled, the Berkeleyites into their section, the cardinals into theirs and the battle of wits began. The boasts of California were answered by the taur.:s of Stanford. The air was full of "whisky wowwows." whatever of a creation that is. and "give 'em the ax." The Princeton yell for Garry Cochran was hurled back by the Yale hurroo for Chamberlain. Songs of vic tory, of which the blue and gold felt confident, were mingled with other ad vance peans sung by the rooters from Palo Alto. It was the hullabaloo of all former football gatherings turned loose at once, till the uninitiated were lost in the riot of noises, unable to distinguish what the university men were howling about anyhow. On the west fie a large grand stand had been erected for the members of the University Club. As they were from both universities and all colleges, it was not thought proper to decorate the stand, leaving that matter to the per sonal tastes of the holders of seats. The result was a magnificent mixture of the SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1899. ■ - hum. HOW THE PIGSKIN MOVED UP AND DOWN THE FIELD. 0 Indicates bail in California's possession. 0 Indicates ball in Stanford's possession. t^— «^"^^^ Indicates advancement by runs. \ this* •he far ?;. ; r ... ... Indicates advancement by kicks. * $:.$: * * Indicates fumble. .*^ r y^t^ /rH Gained by penalty. Th* 1 light at this time waa n: ■ Hich up in 1 ar.i ■ | - and women cheering. Below in every f direction people were moving, tin horns ; were tootlne. bazoos were d/oning and j all was excitement. It was a •.ball ! crowd such as San Franciscans had road about but never seen till then. It was the blood and the life and the breath of the game soon to move upj and down for its brief hour on the grid iron. More was added shortly before 2 o'clock, when the white uniformed : Stanford band, headed by a warm young drum major in specs, trotted in at the northern end of the field to march time to lend its airs to the en couragement of the Stanford rooters. A moment later the Berkeley band marched in with a Sonsa measure from the south side, and a musical duel be gan to vie with the roots for the plau- I dits of the crowd. Above it all the sun shone out clear I and warm, leaving In the air just that suspicion of snapplness that lends zest to such surroundings. It was an ideal day for the forthcoming struggle. It couldn't have been better if ordered. j and even the kodak fiends, of whom | there were a few. were not slow to i take advantage of its opportunities. Xo j wonder the rooters rooted and the spec tators yelled. The Stanford drum ma- i jor, specs and all. saw his chance and j got. out on the grid to do a stunt with j his stick all by his lonelles. while the crowd looked on and applauded. At 2:30 o'clock the tiny Berkeley mas cot trotted across the field, and Al Lean was seen to emerge from behind the j scenes to test the bottled limewater he j had brought all the way from Berkeley ; for his lambs. It was suspected that i Billy McLeod was doing a similar yeo- I man service In his quarters for the ! abstemious cardinals. It was past scheduled time for the game, and shouts had been given for everything and everybody, including Presidents Jordan and Wheeler, who had put in an appearance on the side lines, and unmistakable yells were be- . ing sounded for the two teams, when the Berkeley men burst on the scene, with Coaches Cochran and Kelly and "Baby" Cadwallader. And there was nothing but yells from Berkeleyites for the next three or four minutes, while the players ran the pig skin up the field and down again for a little warming. Then appeared the Stanford men. led by Murphy, his float- i ing ribs encased in corsets of steel, ' ready to do or die. And there was nothing again but noise from the Stan ford enthusiasts and more and oppos ing clamors from California, rooters vying with each other in their efforts to split the heavenly difference. There is an end to everything, how ever, and the noise-makers toned down to absolute silence as Captains Murphy and Whipple got together In the center of the field with Referee Goodwin and Umpire King Dlxon to t,oss the coin for choice of positions." After two trials « PRICE FIVE CENTS. and Judging merely from the actions of Stanford's quarter that ho had won. another yell went up from the red decked crowd, the men from Palo Alto lined up on the south half of the field, their backs to the sun. for the opening kick off. their foes from Berkeley facing them. The whistle blew and. with a godspeed yell from the great crowd, the game was on. With a run Murphy's Rood right foot landed on the pigskin and away it soared high toward the Berkeley goal. Into the hands of "Locomotive" Smith It dropped forty yards away. The rail roader got on a full head of steam and carried it back fifteen yards toward th« enemy's territory before he was downed. A few small gain* through the line, a thirty-yard punt by Kaars berg. a pretty tackle of Murphy by Womble. a California player landing so hard on the back of the fallen quarter that cardinal rooters raised a hiss in protest, a fake kick of Stanford pret tily blocked and the Berkeleyites had the spheroid well in Stanford territory, th" weakness of the cardinals had been shown, the strength of the blue and gold was apparent and Whipple's men, playing the finest kind of football, went through holes and around ends enough in the next six or seven minutes to gain their first touchdown. There seemed to be nothing to it but a littto work against which Stanford seemed unable to stand. Kaarsberg kicked his first goal with ease and Berkeley had 6 to her credit and more a-comlng. Smith did the same trick with Mur phy's next klckoff and soon afterward Stanford's first mishap occurred. In a sharp scrimmage Fisher was cut on the forehead and for •» moment it was thought he was out of It. The doctor got to him, however, with a bondage. the plucky player was tied together and, shaking hla head, started at It again. More bucking of the Stanford line, a rattling run around by Kaars berg, with the finest kind of inter ference from Hall, a run by that player and another by Womb'.e and the pis skin was dangerously close to Stan ford's goaL In less than eight minutes from the kickoff the Berkeleyites had crowded It over for their second touch down and Kaarsberg kicked it over the sticks and made the score an even dozen. . •'- ' The Berk rooters were fairly wild at the wonderful work of their team and made things hum with their voices as their men got in position for another btruggle. Stanford was i!esporate -»nd the lunss of Its rooters save forth hol low sounds meant to be encouraffln~. Captain Murphy kicked oil wrickrdly. but Kaarsberp, playing iike a -lemon, was under him and punted back. Out of the Bcrimmnse that followed Murphy arose badly distressed and barely able to gasp the signals to his men. It was sought to Induce him to retire from the came, but he shook his head and refused to listen. The game pro