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Punting and Signal Practice. -- All the Men Well and in Good Spirits.


MERIDEN, CONN., Nov. 22, 1900. -- The team arrived here at 1 o'clock and went at once to the Winthrop House. Luncheon was over by 2, and the men were given an hour's rest before dressing for practice. Special cars took them to Hanover Park, the professional league baseball field, where a gridiron had been laid out. The ground was in good condition and the weather was clear and mild.

The first part of the practice was punting, Sawin kicking to Daly and Kendall, with Campbell and Hallowell running down the field. Stillman and Ellis also made some long twirling punts. No line-up followed, but both regular men and substitutes ran through signals for twenty-five minutes. The self-control of the men was perfect; there was no fumbling or missing of signals. Lewis had the forwards in good shape, and they started quickly and hard. The backs were slow at first, but improved perceptibly under coaching. Ellis showed up very well, both in carrying the ball and in helping the other men. The interference on end and tackle running was fast and good.

After a brisk run, the squad went back in the electric cars to their dressing quarters. All the men are in good shape and have benefitted much by the change of air and surroundings. At dinner tonight they were all in fine spirits.

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