Eleven Plays on Soldiers Field at 3.- Improvement in Practice.

The football team will play Bowdoin on Soldiers Field at 3 o' clock this afternoon. Last year Bowdoin held Harvard down to thirteen points, and as that team is much stronger this year Harvard will have to play hard to win. Bowdoin has five veterans on the team, and several very good new men; but will be weakened greatly by the absence of Kelley, the left end, who has been injured in practice.

During the past two days several important changes have been made in the Harvard team, mostly for the better; and they have been mostly for the better; and the combination which will play today is stronger than any which has been made since Hallowell's injury.

The teams will line up as follows. Harvard.  Bowdoin. Campbell, l.e.  r.e., LaFerrier. Blagden, l.t.  r.t., Dunlap. Lee, l.g.  r.g., Phipps. Sargent, c.  c., Bodwell. Barnard, r.g.  l.g., Swett. Lawrence, r.t.  l.t., Marshall Farley, r.e.  l.e., Hamilton. Fincke, q.b.  q.b., Upton. Kernan, l.h.b.  r.h.b., Hunt. Kendall, r.h.b.  l.h.b., Gregson. Graydon, f.b.  f.b., Pratt.

The practice yesterday was better than on Thursday, but much looseness, which is to be expected at this time of the season, was still in evidence. This interference was formed on all the end plays, but the inefficiency of the backs in blocking the opposing ends prevented any long gains. Although the line men still lacked speed, they showed some improvement in opening holes. The return of Campbell and Gierasch was encouraging. Campbell went into the practice game but received a bruise on his arm and had to retire.

In the ten minutes of play between the first and second elevens, the first eleven showed fairly good team work and also some brilliant individual running. In this respect Fincke, who played on the team for the first time this year, was the most noticeable. On the first kick-off he picked up the ball after Kendall's fumble and ran fifty yards by skillful dodging. A few minutes later he made a difficult catch of a punt on his own thirty-five yard line and ran entirely through the second eleven to the goal posts, but the ball was called back for off-side play. Kendall punted very slowly and lacked life in his running; neverthless his steady gains at the first of the game made possible the only touchdown scored. Graydon showed great eagerness to learn his new position, but had some difficulty in starting and keeping his feet, and several times he missed the signals. In the line Lawrence put plenty of life and strength in his charging, and Hollingsworth and Barnard were more successful than usual in opening holes. Farley had to retire early in the game with an injured ankle, but while he played he did fairly well. Clark, who took his place, got down quickly under punts and tackled low and hard. Sargent at centre is improving daily, and his work yesterday was quick. On the second team Baldwin did some good tackling and Mifflin ran well in the open field. Roberts and Miller, the two heavy men on the team, seemed to be affected by the heat, and did practically no work. They did not want to play and kept out of the scrimmages. The squad as a whole seems to lack the fierceness which was evident last year in competition for places on the team.


The practice game opened with Fincke's fifty yard run on the kick-off, and the first eleven at once began an attack on the ends. Kendall gained attack on the ends. Kendall gained twenty yards on several short runs around left end, and then made fifteen more on a plunge through the right tackle. The second eleven made a short stand on the five yard line, but finally Graydon scored the touchdown on a buck through the centre. After the Kick-off Kendall punted, and on the next play Fincke made his brilliant run of seventy-five yards. During the rest of the half Kernan and W. R. Lawrence had a punting contest in which Kernan gained about thirty yards. No further work was done because of the heat and the game with Bowdoin to-day. First Eleven.  Second Eleven. Farely, Clark, r.e.  l.e., Cooper. J. Lawrence, r.t.  l.t., McGrew. Barnard, r.g.  l.g., Miller. Sargent, c.  c., Roberts. Hollingsworth, l.g.  r.g., Rainsford. Blagden, l.t.  r.t., Wright. Campbell, Bowditch, l.e.  l.e., Hoxie. Fincke, q.b.  q.b., Baldwin. E. Kendall, r.h.b.  l.h.b., W. R. Lawrence. Kernan, l.h.b.  r.h.b., Jaynes. Graydon, f.b.  f.b., Mifflin.