Nearly a thousand students gathered on Soldiers Field yesterday afternoon to watch the last 'varsity football practice of the season. Contrary to the expectations of all, the first and second elevens did not line up, but for half an hour simply rehearsed signals on different parts of the gridiron.
The smoothness with which the different intricate plays were gone through was remarkable. Every man knew the signals to perfection, and when one was given each man went straight to his position; there was no jostling nor confusion.
The coaches were out in full force. Dr. Brooks, Mr. Deland, Mr. Lathrop, Newell '94 and Lewis L. S., were all present, though Mr. Deland and Newell were the only ones to take any active part in infusing life into the work. The men appeared stiff at first but soon warmed to the work, so that one could never have judged that they had recently gone through so severe a strain. Hallowell was out in spite of his broken nose and went through the signals with the first eleven. Hayes has developed a bad ankle, and had little to do aside from punting. Neither Waters nor C. Brewer appeared during the afternoon.
The elevens were made up as follows:
FIRST ELEVEN. SECOND ELEVEN.
A. Brewer, r.e. l.e., Cabot.
Gould, r.t. l.t., Wheeler.
J. N. Shaw, r.g. l.g., Manahan.
F. Shaw, c. c., Winslow.
Mackie, l.g. r.g., Doucette.
Hallowell, (Wheeler) l.t. r.t., Hartwell.
Emmons, l.e. r.e., Foster, (Newell '94).
Wrenn, q.b. q.b., Beale.
Hayes (Gonterman)h.b. h.b., Gonterman (Foster).
Whittemore, h.b. h.b., Hamlen.