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i ii I u I Nebraska-Iowa Game. OMAHA, Neb.. Nov. 2$-(SpecIal.) The annual Thanksgiving day football game between Iowa and Nebraska universities was played today In a blizzard and re sulted In victory for neither team. The score was 0 to 0. Along toward evening on Friday It be gan to rain and It kept It up all night, sometimes sending the water down la tor rents. The rain ceased only when the tem perature fell too low and then It began to sleet. This was about 8 o'clock yesterday morning. Soon the sleet changed to a hard dry snow and by 3 o'clock In the after noon, the time for the game to begin, the grounds at University park were In a plight which would about make even a football player hesitate to go on them. The field Is flat to begin with and the rain soaked the ground to the consistency of mush. Then the sleet and snow added their cutting grains to the mess and as It had not frozen quite hard when the play started, the feet of the men made cuts and holes which soon became hard and ugly. The temperature gradually fell all day and during the game a bitter cold wind from the northwest swept over the field driving a blinding snow before It nearly all the time. The crowd was not large, but yet, con sidering the day, a very fair number turned out. About a thousand peoplo crowded along the side-lines. Men, women and youngsters Jostled each other In good natured way to get the best view of the plays. None occupied seats in the grand stand and even the tally-ho parties, of which there were several, did not stay on their elevated perches. The north side of the gridiron was the favorite, yet many faced the wind and snow on the other side for the sake of a better view. Host of the spectators, of course, were Nebraska sympathizers, but the old gold of Iowa was very conspicuous in various parts of the crowd and in fact there was a much larger percentage of Iowa people present than have attended any previous game between these teams. A large excursion was expected from the university of Nebraska, but the bad weather kept them back and very few be sides the team came up. Omaha people turned out quite well. The Omaha wheel club had a coach and four horses as did also a party of ladles and gentlemen under the leadership of Mr. Shlverlck. TEAMS APPEAR. The yellow caps and sweaters of Iowa appeared on the field about ZM o'clock and Nebraska soon followed. Everybody who has followed closely Nebraska's work this year was glad to see- George Shedd on the field again. He has been laid up for a week or more with a bad foot. Iowa won the toss and chose the west goal. By this choice they had the aid of the wind and also nod the snow at their backs. At 3:20 the whistle for play was blown and Thorpe kicked off. Down the field slid the Nebraskans; up the field slid the Iowans and then they slid around to gether awhile. When the mass was sep arated the ball was found in Iowa's bands and about half way between her goal and centre. This was the starter and as the play started, so li continued. It was slide, Kelly, slide, up and down the field until darkness and uncertainty of the decision to make upon a disputed point led to a mutual agreement to quit. Then Ne braska and Iowa shook hands and went to supper. But to tell what they did: After the kick-off Iowa tried the line with doubtful success for a down or two and then sent Holbrook around the end. He passed every body In the line and Thorpe got him, but not until he had placed the ptg-skln fifteen yards Nebraska's side of centre. IOWA GAINS. Nebraska took the ball on a fumble in the next play and proceeded to gain. Shedd went three yards and Cook two. But Iowa held em there and Thorpe was obliged to punt. Now punting is all right if it gets you anything; but verily what shall It profit a man to punt two milesand lose every inch he gained? That's what happened. Mr. Myers took the ball around tne end on Iowa's first play and carried it thirty yards. Then Iowa took twenty five more by swatting the line a time or two. That was beginning to look danger ous, so Nebraska braced up and with no seeming great exertion took the oval on downs. . . Thorpe worked a bluff on them here nnd went around the end fifteen yards. This ended Nebraska's gains, however, and Thorpe punted. And again it got nlm nothing. This time Iowa didn't wait for a down, but at once returned the ball to the place it started from and In the place where Orlie's trilbies had broken the crust of the beautiful snow, then they put it down for a scrimmage. NEBRASKA BRACES UP. Iowa gained for several downs, but Ne braska put on her shoulder braces again and slopped the tfilar. Nebraska then started out to gain. The playing was being done In Nebraska ter rifoVand they determined to d out. And they dug In this manner. Shedd went 5our yards and Cook added five. "WTggin, ade two and then Cook went again for a couple. Dungan took a large swipe at them and made six yards. Turner care fully measured his length in advance. Ttat-. eeTsi inches. But then they attempted a criss-cross and lost fifteen Tarda. They choose to lose the remaining live and keep the ball, so they placed it so. But they kept It only one play more, then fumbled. I own played hard and advanced to Ne braska's ten-yard line, but lost to Ne braska on downs. Nebraska could not gain, so punted. Holbrook carried the ball luck about fifteen yards. They had but seven yards to gain now to mako a, touch down. Once, twice and three times they tried to gain, but didn't make the necessa ry five yards. But the referee, Mr. Stipp, either was negligent In watching the ball, or his training In addition Is poor, for he said It was only the third down. NIP AND TUCK. That time they crossed tho five-yard mark and had three downs to go two yards In. But they never made It. Ne braska did Tier star playing here. Her line was Impervious to anything and she took tho ball on downs as It lay a foot from the line. Good line work took It fifteen yards or more away before Iowa succeeded in get ting it. About this time It was discovered that the time-keeper's watch had stopped. The half was already ten minutes too long, so the play stopped here. Score, Iowa 0. Nebraska 0. During the intermission tho rooters made the air hideous with their yells, and everybody ran around or huddled in fence corners to keep warm. The second half liegan at 1:40 o'clock, and Iowa kicked oft. Nebrtska now was favored by the wind. NEBRASKA GETS OFFENSIVE. From tho kick off Nebraska ailvoncel the ball rapidly, and did the b-st offen sive work of tho game. By easy line gains they went fifteen or twenty yards. Then Thorpe punted and luck was with the scarlet and cream, for Hoffs muffed the ball and Dungan got it just forty yards from where the punt was made. Then they wettt on again In the line work. Now, if they had continued this kind of play the wise ones say a touch down would have been a certain result. But Thorpe happened, to remember tho beautiful little kick and run ho and Wig gins made In the Ames game, and so lie kicked, but an Iowa man got In Wiggins' way and the ball went to Iowa. Just five plays nnd the ball was back at center again. This was discouraging, but It was owing to the slippery ground, for Iowa's heavy men slid the little Ne braskans along like a boy does his sl.d. Nebraska, took tho ball on a fumb'e, and punted, but It went over the line for a touchback, and Iowa brought It out to the twenty-flve-yard lino and punted. 'Nebraska downed it at center again, but had to punt. It soon returned to center, and Hol brook and Meyer advanced It rapidly by long end runs. But finally Nebraska held their advances and they punted. DARKNESS COMEa Now Nebraska took the ball, us It hap pened for the last time. It was already so dark that It was hard to distinguish objects across tho field. There was . little rise In the ground at this pclnt, about fifteen yards from Nebraska's goal, and they failed to climb up it in their downs. Thorpe gave the signal for a punt and fell back to get the ball, tut In the darkness he missed it and it went over his head. A CLOSE SHAVE. Quick as flash he turned and followed it Into the crowd and luckily downed. It just before it crossed the fatal 11ns. Iowans thought they had a safety, and Neliraskans were not sure but what they had, but when it was figured out the ball lacked about an inch and a half of balng on the line. Then a dispute arose as to whether tho ball was Nebraska's on account of havinj lost twenty yards, or Iowa's on down. This point was not decided, and as there was but a. minute more to play and th darkness was deepening so- fast. It wa.3 mutually agreed to call the game finished, and the score stood: Nebraska 0; Iowa 0. TEAMS COMPARED. An accurate description of the relative value of the gains of the two teams would be hard to give on account of the five-yards lines being obliterated by snow. But It is safe to venture that Nebraska would stand a much better show o:i a dry field. This opinion Is concurred in by Coach Robinson and Manager Oury as well as many of the players. It Is figured out this way. Iowa's gains were largely made by her heavy interference, which slid the lighter Nebraskans along yards at a time. The long end runs Holbrook and Meyer made were largely owing to the Nebraska ends being unable to handle themselves on the slippery ground. While the runner knews where, he is going, the tackier must guess and so gains advantage on dry ground. Then again Nebraska made many of her points this -j'ear by trick plays. These are almost useless on such a field as yesterday's was. The referee on at least two different occasions gave Iowa five downs and this advantage would be eliminated in another game. Yesterday's game, or course, gives Iowa the pennant, but Manager Oury wants another whtck at them- and -he wlH at tempt to get them to -play in Omaha next Saturday afternoon. The line-up was: Nebraska Positions. Iowa Jones and Benedict, left end Brown Dungan left tackle ..Lelghton Hansen left guard Walker Melford center. Guerson Turner right guard Blackmore Pearse right tackle Stanton Wiggins right end Thomas Thorpe quarter Coldren Shedd left half Holbrook Cook '.right half Meyers Packard full Hobbs Officials, Wilson of Omaha, umpire; Stlpp of Grinnell, referee; Robinson of Brown, Bull of Pennsylvania, linesmen. THE CHAMPIONSHIP. The result of yesterday's tame In the league gives the pennant to Iowa, as she has won two games and has had no points scored ngalns' her. Kansas comes in second with two games to her credit and ten points against her. Nebraska Is third, having won one game. Missouri has lost all three she has played. This pennant winning business goes very fairly aprarently, for In the past three years as many different teams have held it. Ijggg! QPBRA TTOXJjS3B FRANK C. ZEHRUNG Manager. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30. flnMii Preeenting for the First Time here the romantic Comic Opera Success ic three acts by D'KOVEN fc Smith. ROB ROB ROB ROB ROB ROB ROY ROY ROY ROY ROY ROY 600to601Xime$ . ROB ROY - - ROB ROY REGULAR PRICES. Seats ob Sale Friday, November 27. 10 a. m. r; SWEDISH FAIR Given Si.DS J UVJTHERMi CJRC. December 3, 4, 5, held in HARRIS BLOCK, opposite Herpol sheimer's on N Street. Supper every evening, 20 cents for one evening, 50 cerits for three evenings. Ladies will be dressed in Swedish Costumes, home industries of Sweden will be reproduced. It promises to be a grand affair. AH are cordially Invited. SWEDISH FAIR Y. W. C. A. The Y. W. C. A. evening at home was held on Thanksgiving evening this week. A musical program was followed by a candy pulL There were about forty present girls who as a rule do not have much opportunity for hearing good ma sic. Prof. Hagenow and his daughter, May Belle, very kindly offered their services, as well as Miss Maud Ham mond and Miss Redford. The candy popcorn and apples made a fitting closo to lhankgiving day. While just before breaking up, Prof. Hagenow plaved "Home, Sweet Homo" on his violin. The Y. W. C A. hopes to have many more just as enjoyable evenings ,f. Splendid t Select borus . Augmented Elegant Costumes Complete Stage Settings J- by the . t.