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THE jVRGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. 190G.
The Length of Game
Shortened and Forward
The Ten Yard Gain Rule
Makes the Deadly Mass
The much talked of football rule
for 190G are out, and players, coaebers
ifud captains are now deep iu the study
of them. The great question is, o
course, how to frame up effective plays
that will be permissible under the new
The most important of the new rules
aud definitions are as follows:
The officials of the game shall be a
referee, two umpires and a. linrsrnaii.
la. however, allowable to dispense with
tho tsecoml umpire at the discretion of
the two institutions Involved.
The leitli of the game has been short
ened by making the two halves each
thirty minutes in length.
Tho line of scrimmage for each side Is
an Imaginary line parallel to the goal
line and parsing through that point of
the ball nearest the side's own goal line
It Will be noted that there are thus two
lines of scrimmage, one for each t-aoi
and the two teams are thus separated the
length of the ball.
It has alKO been provided that a player
to be on the line of scrimnuige must have
both hands or both feet up to or within
one fiot of thl'Iln-. or he must have one
foot and the opposite hand up to or with
in one foot of It. Hi must also stand
with both feet outside the outside foot of
the player next to him. unless he be one
ot the two men standing on either side
of the snapper back. !n which case he
may lock legs with the snapper ba.k.
Tripping Is specifically defined as fol
"A player trips another player when he
obstructs him below the knee with that
part of his leg that is below the knee."
Hurdling Is defined and forbidden. Hur
dling In the open is Jumping or attempt
lug to Jump over an opponent who Is s-ti!I
TTAITEIt CAMP, YAT.E, LEADKR IN REVISION
OF i'OOXHALL RILES,
on his feet. Hurdling in the is jump
In S over or attempting to Jump over a
player on the line of s-ci imni.ic . with the
feet or kr.e foremost within a distance
of five yards on either side of the point
Where tl:e ball is put in Hay.
There must alwuys be at least six men
of the side in possession of the ball on
Wie Hike oX scrimmage, and if only six are
on the 1hi one of thoee not on the line
must hav both feet out?lde the outside
foot of the player on the end of the line
Furthermore, no player of those ordi
narily occupying tne position ot center,
guard or tackle tiiat is. the five middle
players of the line may drop back from
the li:ie of scrimmage on the offense.
unlens he goes back at least five yards
and another player takes his place on the
The most radical of all changes made,
however, has been the Introduction of the
forward, pass, the rule for this reading
"One foiward pass shall be allowed 4o
each scrimmage, provided such a pass be
made by a player who was behind the
lin. of scrimmage when the ball was put
In play, and provided the ball, after being
passed forward, does not touch the
ground before being touched by a player
of either aide.
The necessary distance to be gained In
three downs has beni doubled that Is,
the side in possession of the ball must
gain .ten yards In three downs instead of
five, as formerly. This is the most direct
legislation against mass plays.
The rather indefinite expression of
"charging" lias been changed to "start
ing forward beyond the restraining line"
In all rases throughout the rules.
The rule about foul play han been am
plified and specifically covers striking
with the fist or elbow, kneeing, kicking,
meeting with the knee by any player or
striking with the locked hands by line
men when they are breaking through.
Furthermore, a player on defense Is for
bidden to strike in the face with the neel
of the hand an opponent who is carrying
the ball. These .offenses are punishable
no.t only by disqualification of the player,
but ateo the lo.-is by the offending team
of half the distance to Its own goal line.
Tripping and tacklingNie runner when
clearly out of bounds, piling up on a
player after the referee has declared the
ball dead, hurdling and other acts of un
necessary roughness are punishable by a
five yard loss. Unsportsmanlike conduct
or abusire or insulting language to oppo
nents or officials is punishable by suspen
sion for the remainder of the game.
It Is provided that a tackier who has
fairly tackled by a runner above the knee
shall not be penalized if he slides down
below the knee after making the tackle.
All the officials are expected to penalize
offenses enumerated under unnecessary
roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct and
disqualification. On penalties that would
carry the ball to or across the goal line,
where formerly the distance has been
halved, the ball will now be placed at the
tne yard line.
Fort Vayae Fair.
The great Fort Wayne, Ind fair will
be held Sept. 18-22, with a programme
f nine $400 and one $500 classes for
the harness horses and liberal purses
fcr the runners.
BOON TO WORKING CLASSES
11m Ilealj'n Opinion of the Simplified
When Tim llealy. the "fighting mem
ber of the British parliament," arrived
in Chicago the other day he could find
no words too strong tfo express iis ap
proval of the "bold, daring President
Roosevelt," aud all on account of the
spelling reform, says a Chicago dis
patch. 'Your president's achievement in this
spelling reform will be of far greater
benefit than his work in bringing
about peace between Japan and Rus
sia," exclaimed Mr. llealy, "and it cer
tainly was a much bolder bit of work.
"The persons who will benefit by the
reform are the working classes, who
have no time to study the history of
a word. What is the use of telling a
child that "to spelLs 'tu' when he
knows it spells "too? The professors,
teachers, publishers and other persons,
who through habit or financial inter
ests have become wedded to the old
misleading style of spelling, say it Is
a sacrilege to change the 'ougbs' and
the 'elglis' and other idiotic methods of
"The working classes, who have but
a short time to spend in schools, can
not afford to waste time learning a lot
of stuff that is of no use to them. The
professors argue fhat the spelling will
show fhe history of a word. Let them
find the history in the dictionaries, and
let the reople who wish to read easily
hunt up the history if they want ft.
"Caruviiie. by his work on the sim
plified spelling lioard. has lone more
for the Americans than he has accom
plished by planting libraries about the
country. He has assisted the general
public by making opportunities for
many with limited educations to read
PHONETIC LETTER WRITERS
Tronblm of I'oitmrn With the Odd
The phonetic jokers are making the
letter carriers In New York suffer these
days, says the New York Times. Hun
dreds of letter writers are "sawing
down" on proper names, and the ad
dresses are frequently puzzles for the
men who have to deliver the letters,
Here is the address on a letter recently
received by a Harlem man:
Tu-thurty-sevn Huninth St.
Harry is being cut to Ilary, Paul to
Pol, William to Wilynm, James to
Jamz. Arthur to Rthur. and so on
through the list. The last names also
are being turned, twisted and writhed
Into hideous shapes.
Connecticut Paper AVith ev Spelling?
The first Connecticut newspaper.
snys the' New York Tribune, to adopt
the simplified spelling hoard's methous
is the dreeuwich News, Fred W. Ly
on, editor and proprietor, which made
its weekly appearance tho other after
noon wrfh the .'! words indorsed by
President lloosevelt used throughout
its news columns and the announce
ment that it intended to keep to that
style of spelling hereafter.
Cheap I'll per Walnteont.
A patent for paper waistcoats has
been taken out in Switzerland. They
will cost only 4 cents aud are said to
be warmer than a woolen garment.
Obliged to Lie With Limbs Higher
Than Head Suffered Untold
Agonies and Could Not Walk
Doctor Said It Was the Worst
Case he Ever Saw.
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The 'Roundup L
By JVillie fTest
Has Something to Say About
Troubles of Baseball -
The yachting reporter of a contempo
rary says the fleet sailed east by east.
Of course a layman won't understand
It, and I suspect it's too technical even
for a real tar. Still it's no worse than
the graphic word picture I once read In
a prominent New York paper. Ye
scribe said, '"The swift sloop luffed
away before the wind." Pretty soon
we'll have craft that beat to leeward,
others that jibe to windward and sloops
with cross jack yards
HEALS OLD SORES
"Watch me do them up," said Ray
Tallman, pitcher for the Peoria nine,
recently iu a game with the Droadways
of Marysville, O. The first ball Tall
man deliverinl he broke his arm
tween the elbow and shoulder and
pulled the muscles loose at the latter
place. He was conveyed from the dia
moudtand a new pitcher substituted
and Broadway won bv the score of
11 to 10.
With an apoloyy offered the attorney
who was presenting his side of the
case in an importaut suit beius heard
in Arkansas City, Ark., recently. Fed
eral Jude A. B. firaee, former owner
of a Cotton States Baseball league
franchise, recently adjourned court,
invited all present to repair to the ball
park, umpired the game between I-rl-ars
Point and Arkansas City, then re
turned to the courthouse, and the case
"The court has been requested to
umpire n ball game," said Judge CJrace
in way of apolo. after interrupting
the attorney who was speaking, "and
cauuot refuse a request of this kind.
The court now stands adjourned until
after the game."
The lot of tho average baseball mag
nate is not an easy one. When his
team is winning, all may or may
not be rosy. It's an eveii break. But
Whn his f 10,000 Beauty cfrikes
out witK 3 on bases- jjjj
recruit Angs trie-ball out ot the lof
SCENES DCRIxa A DAY OP A BALIi CLUB
when his outfit is losing everything
is dark and grewsome. On this basid
three-fourths of his life is a niKUtmare,
and only one-fourth is tiDged with
"llow can a club president or owner
bo in the 'gloomy depths of trouble
when his team is winning?" I hear
some one ask. Here are five reasons:
No. 1. Because that is the time all
the players strike for higher pay for
the next season.
No. 2. Because rivals accuse him of
No. 3. Because all the fans shout,
"Now that you are making money, go
qnt and spend your new profits for
new players that you will need before
the season closes."
No. 4. Because all the teople he
ever knew, their wives, sisters, sons
and second cousins, waylay him at the
gate, beseech him over the phone,
write him Imploring letters for big
bunches of passes.
No. 5. Because the newspaper crit
ics say: "You've given us a winning
team at last, Mr. Moneymuch. Why on
earth didn't you do It before? You
were too stingy fb go out after the
talent. That's why. You're making a
fortune out of the public, aud you
ought to be ashamed of yourself."
A middle western athletic club offi
cial has been accused of Improper man
agement of club funds and of getting
no less than $19,000 for bis bit. . Well,
In some popular financial circles that
wouldn't be called such bad manage-
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