Omaha Daily Bee from Omaha, Nebraska on September 22, 1907 · Page 27
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The Omaha Sunday Bee A Ppr for th Horn THE OMAHA DEC Best .ir. West PART V. SPORTING SECTION PACES 1 T 4. VOL. XXXVII NO. 14. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKNIXG, SEPTEMHEK 1!0 SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. HOW THE WESTERN COLLEGES ARE PREPARING FOR THE COMING FOOT BALL CAMPAIGN NEBRASKA HOPES ARE I1ICII lupporters at Lincoln Look Another Championship. for HARD CAMPAIGN FOR THE TEAM Hi ob CoU Realises What Is Ahead aad Takes Advantage of Ilol Dim to Hob OS Sumner Fat. LINCOLN, Sept. a.-(Speclal.)-Wltli ft teaif. composed largely of veterans at the UrKof the season, the foot ball "bugs" of the State university propose to recapture the championship of the Missouri valley, surrendered last year after being safely held for Ave preceding; seasons. The title to premier honors In the Missouri valley is b no means the empty affair It once was, and this yesr the race promises to be the tightest In the history of western foot ball. The arrangement of the schedules of the Iransriver teams Is such that the end of the season will leave no doubt as to the championship, but until Nebraska and ft. Louis meet In the Missouri metropolis on Thanksgiving day the fight promises to be a close one. Nebraska this year will play all three of the teams which laet season claimed the championship. Ames will be played on Nebraska field November 2, Kansas at Lawrence the following week, and St. Louis the final day of the season. By virtue of defeating Nebraska last year, both Ames and Kansas claimed the championship, the aggies further strengthening their :1alm by walloping Iowa State university n a close game. Both teams refused to recognize the claims of St. Louis, holding '.hat the Mlssourlans were not entitled to consideration on account of their alleged refusal to abide by th ('legibility rules generally In force In the Missouri valley. Bt. Louis made a great record, defeating Kansas and Iowa by large scores. On the face of these results, St. Louis had a cinch on the championship, and Its claim was. recognised by Nebraska w"hen the Cornhuskers hooked up with the Mlssourlans for a contest to settle the question once for all this season. Nebraska lias Hands Fall. Before the Thanksgiving game occurs, however, Nebraska will have Us hands more than full. Minnesota will be tho only "big" elsht" team met this yeai1, and this game will come early October 19. The remainder of the season will be token up with contests against teams not so well known In the foot bill world as the gophers, but which havti always proved hard fighters against Nebraska. Lytic- "dope" has so far reached the cornhusker camp from Ames or Kansas, but what fact have leaked out concerning their prospects seem to Indicate that both will have teams fully as strong, as those which took the measure of Nebraska In 1906. The same seems to It true of St. Louis, and no attempt Is being made to disguise the fact that the Thanksgiving game Is to test the mettle of the cornhuskers to the utmost if they; a is to win. Coach Cole's lbslater,?e on hard,, work froni: the squad at the very start of the training seaebn. fs taken- fb rndlrtite that 'the. - former Wolverine la well aware of what he la up against. Not even In the days of Booth have. Ihe pigskin warriors been put through so stiff a pace during the first two weeks of practice as has been the case this fall. Cole has not been content with the usual two hours of work In the afternoon, but l"t Saturday pulled off an entirely new stunt by ordering the men out for work In the morning. This strenuous proceeding hos had evident re suits. Several of the men turned out for practice In condition hardly fit for hard foot ball work to speak plainly, a number ; of them were undeniably fat. The hot weather of th last week has assisted In correcting this woeful condition with a vengeance. By the time the men get lomethtng to eat at the training table a reel- from now there won't be much left of tte-n but bone and muscle. That's ivh lv rvliTt Cole wants. .'nptnlu Writer the Mainstay. T' o "( eratlcns of the last -veek have p-a le It plain that Captain Weller Is to be the rr.i'nstay of the team. Without any effort to tramrrorm the leader of the team i ' Into a grandstand Idol, It Is evident that Coach Cole has recognized Weller's capabilities and Intends to make him captaiu In fact as well as In name. Weller Is possessor of enormous strength. Is unusually speedy for a big man and knows the fine points of the game to a finish. His experience on the team In the three years he has been 'a member ot It has made him available for almost any post tlon on It. Three years , ago he played at center. Last year during the greater part ef the time he was at half. If pecessary, he can AH one of the gaping holes at end this season. Despite this fact, Weller won't be used to fill up holes. Rather, .the team will be built around htm. During the summer he seems to have divided his time between brlckmakfng and exercising his boot with the result that he's opening the eyes of even some of the old-time bugs who thought Maurice Benedict was the only punter who ever lived. In fact, Weller's superior physique makes htm a more promising punter than was Benedict. During the last week he has been sending the ball from fifty to sixty-flva yards at a clip, at the same time manuglng to lift the ball high enough to enable the unds to get well down under It. His performance n this line has proved one of the most encouraging features of the practice, owing to the fact that before the squad was summoned It wus supposed that Coach Cole would be forced to develop an entirely new punter. Hot Race at Quarter. The last two days of the week renewed the Interest In tho race between Cooke and Minor for the ob at quarter. Minor was absent the first throe days of the week, on a visit to Ms hoire. This left Cooke with things pretty rt.uih his own wsy and he availed hlmesif of ll't situation to the limit. Tho sprl Mourl Va'.ley bo wss on hand aid has been out In hut togs evriy i. ,y imc the beginning of practice, w. rl'ns l;Uo a horse to hold his ioii. Ti e . ..n of Minor, however, promises to i pretuost race the supper tets c. ...j team havo witnensed' for a long tl...e. Minor is a f1.. i..i''r Lincoln high school man. Last yeur he was a freshman and InvHglble for a place en the 'varsity, but his . speed and head work marked hint as a comer. The suggestion frequently made last week that the proper solution of the puzzle would be to slili't Cooke to one of the ead positions, letting Mliur play at quarter, haa not bcn tried by the coaches, probably becauso of Minor's absence part of the time. It Is now thought that the men rouy be allowed to 'fight It out for the pla se. slvlng the CoaUcued ou rae Three.) BIG FIVE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR All Important Contracts Are Sow Betas; Signed ruder Its renditions. IOWA CITY. Is., Sept. 21. (Special.) The opening of the college year at the various state Institutions this week and the closing of the season In the various base ball leagues In the state has given foot bait a boost Into popular favor. The most Important announcement of the week Is the employment of Bernnle Hamilton to coach the Orinnell college team for a second season. Hamilton made a good reputation with Des Moines college In Des Moines and the fall of lft-16 piloted tire Orinnell college team through a fairly successful season. His retention this year will please the followers of tho scarlet and Mack, as well as every sportsman In the state. There seems to be a material change for the better In the attitude ot all of the Iowa Institutions toward the spirit of the Big Nine rules. Whether this has been brought about entirely by the Influence of the Big Five of the Missouri valley, the organisation newly formed last season. Is a matter of doubt All of the foot ball contracts In the southwest are belnp signed up under the conditions laid down by the Rig Five. These conditions are Identical with tlioae of the Big Nine, with the exception that the members of the Big Five and the schools within their jurisdiction are per- j mltted to have training tables and play an many guinea as iney want to. It was understood last spring, however, that this was merely a concession, that the regulations of the Big Nine would be adopted wtlhln another year and every effort made to enforce them throughout the middle west. In Iowa, the colleges where : any number of games up to ton were played last season, are cutting down that number I to six, seven and eight. The State Agrloul- j tural college was the first to lead In this ' movement and Orinnell college will only play six games this season. Ames will maintain Its training table, but on account of the fact that the college is situated out In the country and all of .the students board at various clubs, the objectlonabla features of the training table are not to be found. None of the state college teams will play freshmen thin yerr. With this general fooling of good will evident throughout the state and the middle west, It Is believed that there is every opportunity for the Big Five to develop Into an Influential organisation. The one Important change in the rules, that which changes the penalty for attempting the forward pass from loss of ball to loss of fifteen yards, will meet with the united approval of the entire coaching fraternity of the state. At the close of the season last fall, the various ; foot ball leaders at the stute Institutions united In declaring that the heavy penalty Inflicted upon teams who failed In an attempt to work the forward pass, made that play very unpopular except with strong teams against weak ones. It was even suggested at that time that the loss of fifteen yards with the retention of the ball was preferable, and this change was made. The veterans who will reiurn to Grlnnell college this fall are Campbell and Pierce, guards; Hartson and H. Kisser, tackles; Flanagan and McCarty, ends, and Bl bannister, Balr and Boyd In the back field. The schedule for the coming season Is announced as follows; ' October 13 Nebraska university, at Lincoln. i October 1&-Des Moines 'college, at Grin. 1 nell. I October ,20 Coe college, at Cedar Rapids. novHiincr 2 uraKe university, at. lies Moines. November 9 Ames cdllego, at Orinnell. November 16 Cornell college, at Mount Vernon. Some Idea of tho men eligible to play at the state university can also pe given at this time. The old men who have reported to date are Thompson, Kirk, Hastings, Knowlton, Bruggerman, Elliott, Nolte, ' Ftitxel, Miller, Carberry, Hazsard, Collins, White, Murphy, Bemis, O'Connor and Sldel. Of last year's freshman team. Coach Catlln has OroBS, Haxzard, Comley, Hammer, Co-burn, Knglebretsen, Stutsman, Edwards. Movers, Stewart, Johnson and St Clair. It is far too early yet to make any forecast of the possible lineup, but whllo there seems to be an abundance of material, very little appears to be of 'varsity caliber. Assistant Coach Griffith will havo charge of tho i freshman team and will assist Catlln In the work of bringing out a fairly strong first team. TOO WARM FOR SQUAD AT AMES No rrlramaa-e Work Vet, bat Team Getting In Condition. AMES. Ia., Sept. 21.-(Speclal.)-Foot ball practice at the Iowa State college grows more spirited as the weeks pass, save when j the weather is unbearably hot. Upon such davi lt i- hard to et th. entire snuad nut for duty and those that do come swelter In the heat and accomplish little. The greater part of the practice to date has consisted of catching, punting and falling on the ball. The last few days a few signals have been run and the ball has been passed by center a few times, but no scrimmage work has yet been done, 'nor will there be any for a few days more. The plan of the trainer and coachers Is to get the men thoroughly hardened and used to the work before they put them In a hard strain. As heretofore, condition Is the first and principal thing with a team that Jack Watson Is to stand over as trainer. Dividing the eighty ruen that are showing up for practice Into some seven squads, the men do signal work for an hour each night, but no line hitting has been allowed. The old men are reporting more regularly for work and the new men are beginning to tumble to the game with less trouble. There will be enough old men to form a good playing nucleus. The first game will be played October 4 with Coe college of Cedar Rapids, Ia. TOM SHEVUN TO . COACH YALE Old Players Agrro to Join la Work of Making Blae Team. NEW YORK, Sept 21. Tom Shevlln will be one of the coaches at Tale this season, he hiving promised to come on from the west as early as possible and remain with the foot ball team until after the game with Harvard. Frank Hlnkey and Carl Flanders will also assist Coach Knox. Flanders was with the Yale team a portton of laat ssason In a coach's capacity and the result ' of his work was to greatly strengthen the team. Later he went to Carlisle, where he finished out - the season. This fall he will be close to Coach Knox lu directing the work of the team. Star coaches will be plentiful at Yale asd any of the weak spots should be found and strengthened before the Princeton end Harvard games. The players at Old EH will soon get together and the preliminary work begin. The early season la one l.i which the sci.edula brings into conte'.' a lumber -t govd Itamt Leaders of Nebraska Varsily ; i - , ; . wi... ..r,t., psflfc-js-a . SVr" S3'. ..sw.'nMtiit JOHN WRLLKR, Captain U. of N. Foot. Ball Team. CREICIITON IN GOOD SHAPE Biff Squad is Working Hard for Gridiron Honors. . ALUMNI GAME NEXT WEEK Tarklo, Cochem's otherners, Drake and Haskell Indiana Are Among Strongest Opponents o Schedule. The foot ball work at Crelghton la progressing In a manner entirely satisfactory to all concerned. While the work-outs have been light, the men have toughened up and are In tip-top condition. The past few days have been devoted to scrimmage and while the team work Is slow the showing made against the scrubs Is a source of great gratification to nil. The scrub team Is by - no means a poor aggregation and Friday evening it took the varsity fifteen minutes of mighty hard work to score. A i few of the regulars, however, were playing on the second team. Competition Is keen for the various 'varsity positions and those aspiring for pig skin honors havo a hard task before them. Most of lost year's men are back, but there Is such n fine - bunch of new players, that it is hard to tell just who will make the team. McCormlck and Heath are fighting for center. Eloodhorn. Flannlgan, Wagner and Lovelady are working out for guards, while Morganthaler. Jewett, Harmon and Cunningham are trying for tackles. On ,tli ehds Marrin, Lucha, Stevens and 'McKenna ore equally anxious to face the foe. The number of experienced men being dally tried In the back field makes lt certain that those important-positions are to be well filled. Of last season's back field Maglel, Hronek, Stralton, Donovan and Brome are out. Beck, Peterson and Casey, nil new men, look like the groceries and It Is certain that theFe men will make a hard fight for a berth. Captain Brome and Coach Bell will have great difficulty In picking the best men from this bunch as all are known to be fast. First Game September 2H. The first opportunity to see the Crelghton team In a game wilt be on September 28, when they play the Alumni, The knowing fans, who have been following the practice, assert that the team this year is better than lt has ever been this early in the season, but that lt will have to play ball If It beats the Alumni. Last year the college luds expected to find the old timers "fruit" and as result were defeated 10 to 5. This year the boys are planning to revenge the drubbllng of 1906. Judging from reports the White and Blue will havo a still harder game October S, when. Tarklo will play In Omaha. " The Mlssourlans always have a good team and rumor has It that they have every member of the 1900 team back again this year. It will be remembered that Tarklo played Crelghton a hard game last year. i and with the same team Intact, they should put up a good game. Every one Is wondering just. how that game with Cochem's 8t. Ixuls bunch is going to turn out. The southerners have the forward pass down to perfection, and so well Is this play worked that not a single one of the western universities wus able to biock It.' Last season Kansas, Iowa, Illinois , and Drake were all equally powerless before the accurate throwing of Robinson, 8t. Louis' clever halfback. Coach Bell is working earnestly to formulate some manner by which his proteges may block this game. . e Amateur Champions of Wesfern Nebraska . , , ? , ' ' I w OXFOIID L.iiK BALL TEAM THAT WON THIRTY-SIX OCT OK FORTY-FIVE GAMES PLAYED. Voi Tio- "Pip " Cooke. Brluei', bchuoaover, Salenc, Hurd. Owens. Bottom Row Hugh Cooke, iiiainUek, Gadjis, Norman, Hani -e - .';. . . ,.vy r. . , . .. ..v ((:) ti u j W w 'Iff ijMitiilinimin i iahiiiiiiii siiisiiiiitfiani i (j -J t t--i "KINO" COLR, Nebraska's New Coach. "PIP" rOOKK, Who Is Trying for Quarter. but his task Is a great one. A low score Is the most Crelghton can hope for. Drake and the Haskell Indians will be the two big teams seen In Omaha this' fall. Both of these teams are always strong and both are ranked among the foremost of western elevens. In meeting them I Crelghton has taken a pretty big bite, but ab1leoh''chrewteirtal " ""nd " be i able to STAGG WORKING OUT NEW PLAYS Chicago's Great Leader Is Hoar on Strategic Stoves. NEW YORK. Sept. 21. A. Alonzo Stagg, the Wizard of the Gridlon, Is devoting a great deal of his time to strategic study of tho "new game," of which he Is one of the strongest supporters. It Is a fad with Stagg to evolve new Ideas to make scoring difficult, and then with diagrams to mathematically study out plans of how to beat the rules. It Is this plan of careful figuring out the weak points In the defense as an army general would plan an attack that has won more games for the Maroons than brute force. Stagg Is at this work now, and It Is said that he will spring many new tricks this season. A few years ago Stagg sprung the heavy quarterback Idea and his "whoa back" plays, and the Ingenious devices he framed last fall put many of the middle west football tutors at sea. Veterans of his 1906 team declare the maroon coach has a large variety of plays left over from last fall-plays he never used. Most of them, they say, were planned for the game with Minnesota. Many of these plays were combinations of triple passes, crisscrosses, long forward, pass and, deceptive straight plunges through the line after It seemed as If the attack would be at an opponent's1 end. The lino men were worked In a variety of quick shifts. In which tho back field often assumed new positions. It was a common criticism last fall that too many chances were taken with the. forward pass, but Stagg seems to have eliminated some of the chances for mishaps by sending not one man ahead to watch the forward pass, but two or three men. In this way the quarter-back or tho man passing the ball is able to use his eyes and Intelligence and direct the ball to the pluyer with the best opportunities to get away with lt. ARMY TEAM BEGINS ITS WORK Captain Smlther In hnrce ot the War Foot Ball Squad. WEST POINT. N. Y., Sept. 21. West Point's foot ball season has officially begun with Captain H. C. Smlther United States cavalry, as head coach. Captain Smlther played quarterback on the army team in 197 and was an assistant coach Inst year, but was ordered to another part after ho had been with the team two weeks. His assistants this year are Bot Forbes and Lieutenant C. F. Thompson. Thirteenth infantry, and who played at right guard on the 1904 teum. Captain Smither Is confident of a successful team this year, for of last year's men only three, Sultan, center; Captain Hill, halfback, and Christy, guard, graduated, and In the new fourth class there is much good material for filling these vacancies. QUAKERS GET UNDER HEADWAY New Arrivals Dally Make Foot Ball Headquarters Lively. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21. New arrivals are coming into tho University of Pennsylvania foot ball quarters at Cape May almost dally, and' the work of trying out the Quaker gridlroners Is going merrily along. Pauxtls, Ftein, Greene, Hollenhack and Zlegler, all veterans have reported. Foot Ball Team nf.-. . T, - TX, ? i j. - f TOM MATTERS, Who Is li.ilng Well Tackle. at i COLORADO HAS STRONG LINE Coach Castleman Considers Eleven ft , . . Une Of JieSt in West. MOST OF LAST YEAR'S TEAM ON Nebraska Is Hennrried ns the Hardest Foe Which the Mountaineers Will Ilnvp to Meet This Yrar. BOULDER. Colo.,' Sept. lS.-(apeclal.1 "The strongest llhe seen In many vears In the west," is the way Conch Frank It. Custleman of the University" of Colorado foot ball eleven sizes up his team In his first olHclal utterance of the season. And this ls the way It has looked to the rootc-rs on the grand stand, who have been watrh-ing the team with unusual Interest this year, as Colorado is to again meet tho husky Cornhuskers of Nebraska, In the endeavor to regain Its lost laurels of two years ago, when it wns di felted 18-0 at Lincoln. Since that time the two teams haven't met, as Colorado refused to go to Nebraska, while the Nebraska boys, fearing the altitude of Boulder, refused to Journey west. The date of the game Is scheduled for October 2ti at Lincoln, and there Is every prospect that a special train will be secured and that a largo number of rooters will accompany the tenm. Advisory Coach Fred G. Folsom, who for the lasf four years has so successfully led the Dartmouth green to victory, U In virtual charge of the eleven, and under his charge the rriVn are learning hurry up tactics that surprise them all. No Bluffing has been permitted on the field and any Ir-fringemont of the training rules will be deemed the excuse for asking a man to turn In his suit. Mont of Last Year's Team. Of last year's eleven all but three men returned to school, while only three of the second eleven failed to register. This glvos the coaches a strong nuscleus to begin the work of the year. The returned men. with their weights and experience are as follows; Captain Nat Farnsworth, 186, two years, center or fullback; Ray Barr, 2(0, two years, guard or tackle; Roller, 195. three years, guard; Klnimel. 178, one year, guard or tackle; Coffin. 173, .three years, tackle; Morrison, K5, one year, end; Knowles, IBS, two years, half; Thomas, 170, three years, full; Morrll, 1S5, one year, half; Roberts, Hii, ne year, half; Welner, one year, 2t0, full; Hold, one year, HiO, full. The great trouble will be" to find eligible nTen for the back field, where the team was weak lust season. Many of theso will be found among the ranks of last- year's scrubs, especially the quarterback. Stir-rett, a 150-pound sophomore, who narrowly escaped making his "C" last fall, Is the strongest bidder for the position. He Is fast on his feet, handles punts well, and Is a sure tackier, ills head work Is Kood aid ia rapidly improving under the direction of .the couches. He will bu opposed by Randolph and Wilson of last year's squad, and Van Meter, a freshman from Iowa. John O'Brien Promising. John O'Brien of Cripple Creek, a freshman In the tilts is the must promising of the freshmen. He weighs 195. Is six feet one Inch In his stockings and has been working In the mines for the last three years. He Is 21 years old and is a bull In strength. He Is being tried at both tackli and half. It is thought likely that he will be put In the back PelJ, as there are fewer promising carv.Md.i,te there thun on the line. If so, he will try for left half. (Continued on Pugc Three.) , . CARLISLE TO BE CRITERION Indians Will Serve to ShoTr'llelatlvo Merit of Fnstern and West ern Tennis. CHICAGO. Sert. 21. -Western foot ball enthusiasts are already Ix-Klnning to forecast themselves the probable strength of the teams of Pennsylvania and the Cnr'.lsle Indians, the team which will, by playing tiie colleges of the west, give some Idea j of the relative strength of the two sec-j tlons. With the Pennsylvania team already doing well In practice, the westerners are trying to figure the probable strength of the Carlisle aggregation. The Indians will hav a great part of their last year's eleven back In tho Meld this senson. and has a more formidable array of coaches than ever, before. Glenn Warner, who left the Tnr-llslo school to coach fjornell, Is back again this year to take charge of the Redskins' couching squad. Warner was always a success with the Indians, and though his material was never up to that of the colleges against which his charges played ho was able to win a great part of the games against heavier teams. He was not as successful at Cornell as tho followers of the Ithacen team had hoped, but there Is no reason why ho cannot repeat his success with the Indians. Warner will bo ably assisted this year. Johnson, whose name as a quarterback still lives at the ' Indian Kchool, will have charge of the coaching of the men behind the line, and the linemen will be In charge of Newman, who was center on Cornell last year. There arc I probably not three coaches In the country more capable of teaching a team of light men, the kind the Indians have always I had. now to play fast foot ball. ! Foot ball practice at Michigan did not , begin until September 20 this year, as that university has only six games scheduled for the whole season. Most of the men of last year's team, which was not considered up to Yost s standard productions, will be I back this year, and there Is said to be a lot of material ineligible last year that he ' can utilize this season. A large squad I from last year's freshman class, who were ! kept out by the one year rule, is expected j to produce several first class players, i Miller, one of those barred by the fresh- pian rule last year, is expected to develop j into a good quarterback, and Waamund, I who came from Lafayette and was de-i barred on account of the one-year resl-donee rule. Is expected to make good the line. "Hurry Up" Yost promises to spring : some surprises on his opponents, i NAVY FEELS GOOD AT OUTSET jthnnces for Annapolis Team Are! Very Bright. I BALTIMORE, Md.. Sept. 21.-Those who j are on the Inside In regard to foot ball i affairs at the Naval academy are very j optimistic over the outlook for the Middles' eleven this fall. This means, of course. that the followers of tho navy team look I to see the army go down In defeat as It .did last year, when the teams, meet on Franklin field in Philadelphia. December 1. j It would seem there 1 is good ground for j such confidence, for with nearly every man of last year's team ready to get into his place, and with a bunch of good new ma- 1 terlal, c upled with a hannllv nrmn '. chsrinln i,,rfini. tv, ... ; schedule leading up to the crucial test, the navy appears to have better prospects this year than it has enjoyed for several years nast .An nn . past. .As on several other leading teams. I tne greatest competition among the men j this year will be for the quarter back ' position. Large, a base ball veteran. Is the most probable choice, but when the full : battalion of midshipmen is back at the j academy there are likely to be several other eligible aspirants for the position. I navy s Beason win Degin October 2 with western Maryland at Annapolis, j Games with Maryland Agricultural and St. j John's college follow on the two succeed-l ing Wednesdays and on October 6 Dlckln-! son will be met. . The first Important game Tl- .... is that .with . Vanderbllt university, which Is scheduled for October 12. This will be the firts time that the Commodores have yinycu i Annapolis, ana as fhey I habitually turn out the Btrongest team in the first time that the Commodores have their hands full. On October 19 Harvard will appear for the first time on the Academy field and will give the Middles tho biggest game of their home season. CORNELL GETS A BULLY START Ithacans Have Best Outlook for Many Tears. ITHACA. N. Y.. Sept. 21.-The foot ball practice of the Cornell eleven began on j ...... mm hid Aiimi-miB iiuve iiie uesi prospects that any Cornell team has had In a number of years. Withji new system of coaching and only three"" places which are not filled by veterans of .the 1906 aggregation, there appears to b'e no reason now why the Cornell eleven this year should not be better than that of last season. There Is good material In last yea'r's freshman class, and, If the change In the coaching system does the good that Is ex-' pectcd of It, the team should know more foot ball and be a faster aggregation than j It was last year. ! There are but three places which will not be filled by tjie men who played there last year Gibson, left holfback. and Newman, center, were 1or by graduation, and news reached this city a few days ago that I Jamieson, the little quarterback of last J year's team, had died of typhoid fever during tho vacation. Bxcert for these three I there will be a veteran for every position on tho eleven. The permanent coaching staff for this season will consist of Henry Schoclkopf of Milwaukee, Morris S. Halli-uuy of Ithaca, and George Tandy Cook, captain of the team, who will compose the field committee. THREE COACHES WORK AT BROWN i Providence school Is Goiog Oat for Mnpremacy. PROVIDENCE. R I., Sept. n.-Thrce coaches will direct the destinies of the Brown foot full team this fall, and with nine "B" men bac. for the Ilnoup the Indications are that the smaller New Eng. land colleges wJil i.iv to pass under the yoke, and that e n Yale and Harvard teams may find t' i ..inds full to defeat the men from Prov.uVme. The Brown lino j proved almost Invincible to the attacks of those colleges last year, and nearly every mun of that line will be back In his place this year. The veterans who will play are Captain Pryor, Dennle, Hazjard, Wester-velt, Kirley, Conklin, Mayhew, Ayler and McDonald. Only r. Patched tp Team. It now transpires that the Omaha team which was - beaten at Shenandoan Friday had three members of the Rourka family In the lineup McNeeley, Graham and Btl-drn. Ragan bud arranged the game and then was compelled to play another en-piraiit which had been made for him, Gonding and Welch at (.larks McNeeley ptlchc1 the game, and the pickup team bacl uf him made flf ;-n error, which accounts for the lots ot the fcaioo. IN THE NEW FOOT BALL CODE Points in the Rules Which Seldom Come to Fass. CLOSE STUDY IS NEEDED NOW lieenrda Show Plenty of Scoring Vndei Ten-Yard Measure and that Seventeen Tennis Had ( lean Slate. It Is worth the while of anybody Interested In foot ball nnd who enjoys the game In morehan a superficial way to rend the rules thoroughly. The best way to lesrn the fine points of. foot bnll Is to play It. but while It Is more difficult to lenrn the fino points of foot ball by mere observation than the flno points of base bnll, a closi stuly of the code will help the layman: A close study Is needed, for the rules are many and complicated and must be digested slowly, lly no means all players nro as familiar with the rules as they ought to be. It requires a clear head on the part of both players snd officials to be thoroughly conversant With them. There la on Index In this yenr's rule book which will help a good deal when a quick solution of a knotty problem Is needed. Borne of the penalties provided for lnfrjc tlons of rules aro almost dead letters, fot the reason that occasions for Inflicting them so seldom arise; yet they might arise, so are necessary. Such a one la section 2. rule 111. It provides that when a ne player conies Into the game he must first repart to the referee and that the, player supplanted shall not return to the.jramo. Tjie. penalty for not reporting or for second participation In tho game Is a loss of fifteen yards; but cases of players trying to ring in a second time are so rare as to 4e unique. ' j Itnle Concerning? Safeties. X paragraph In section 9, rule vl, will cause deep pondering as to Its meaning: "A safety Is made when a player of tho side In possession of the ball commits n foul, which would give the ball to the opponents behind the offender's gonl line.' How could such a foul' be committed? The provision la almost obsolete; It Is a rollo of the old rulos. When the rulemakers came to that paragraph In getting thin year's statutes ready for the' printer they scratched their heads. "I really don't know of any foul that would answer thlB description," confessed Waller Camp, "but we . thought It best to let tho rulo stay In caso such a play did crop out." Then there Is tho succeeding. paragraph: "A safety Is made when the ball, kicked by a man behind his own gonl line, crosses tho extended portion ' of either sideline." Such a thing easily might happen, but one seldom sees a safety of this sort. Referees from time Immemorial have had their troubles distinguishing between safeties and touchhack. The following two associate paragraphs' clarify the situation somewhat, but at that call for watchfulness and discernment on the part or tho omclals: It Is a touchhack when a player on ide-- fonso permits a bnll. kicked by an opponent. to Btr'lKe h, perBon and then rnlf acro the goal lino and any player of his sldo then fftlls on 11 nHC, ot the "ne- It is not a touchhack If such player Jug- BleB tne ball BO tlmt nn , any waj; forcea it over the line and he or any player of his then fa,la on An Infrequent violation of the rule la that provided for by section 2, ruin xlv. "The ball may not be passed or' thrown toward the opponents' goal by a player of the sldo that did not put tho bail In play from a scrimmage." One Often Broken. There Is a rule, however, and a most Important' one, that is broken oftener than . penalties for tho breaking are Inflict nl. By the same token there is pressing need for more severity by officials in enforcing the measure, which Is Incorporated In sectum !, rule xxlv, as follows; v ,' ' If a team on the defense commits fouls, so near their own goal (the meaning li clear despite the slngulur . verb and plural pronoun) that theso fouls are punishable only by the: halving of the distance to the line, tho object being, in tho opinion of the referee, to delay the game, the offending side shall be regarded as refusing to allow, the gumo to proceed. The referee shall, in such case warn the offending sldo once, and if the offense is repealed he shall declare the game forfeited to the opponents. An occurrence hardly ever seen Is provided for by section 8, rule xxlv, as follows: In -case one official signals a foul against one side and another official signals a foul against- the other side on the same play, the penalties being other than disqualification, the ball shall bu brought back to the point where It was put in play and be played over again, the number of the down and the point, to bo gained for first down remaining the same. Appertaining to the amount of scoring done in tho first year of the revised foot bull, the guldo shows that there was n ample quantity. Although the Increase "of the distance to ba gained in ur dows to ten yards was expected to make scoring too difficult, such did not prove to be tie case. Tho compiled records show that there were more no-score games tjian usual. But the proportion of them was not large compared with the, number of games played. The Masslllon. Tigers, a semi-professional organization of Ohio, made the huge total of 471 points to 15 for opponents In laven games, and also madn the top soore for, a single' gumo, The quality of the opponents, needless to say, hud much to do with tho fat total. Or tho 208 teams listed, seventeen went through the season wltbotd; being scored on. The' teams with clean slatos'were the Yalo freshmen, Washington State college, Utah university, Troy Conference academy, St. Paul Athletic associa tion of Tompklnsville, N.-Y.; St. Bernard's college, Alabama; Stevens High sch(4l. .'Plari.rtinnl NT I T Hiiv.ri Dnnlnil.a r..!l ..Bu t . V: Ruelne roiWe. Pn..In.,tn seminary, Old Point Comfort college. New York Military academy, Livingston High school, Montana; Grand Island BttsJneisa college, Nebraska;'' Ewlng college,- Illinois; Cazcnovla seminary and All Hallows college. Salt Lake City. . ' Official for the Games. ' The list of officials for games named hy the central boards numbers 106. With the additional field Judge this year mare officials than ever will be needed. Of the otllcials named, the better known, together with the Institutions from which they earns, are as follows: Thompson, Georgetown; Prgen, Princeton; Coibtn, Yale; F.dvards, Princeton; lay. Yule; Fulta, Brown, llacktt. Wee Point; Ijingford. Trinity; Stauffir, Pennsylvania; JurC'rat-Aon, eniiMivarra; Newton, Pennsylvania; Ptnulolon, Bow (loin: t-'now, Michigan; Vflli, PrnnHyiv.inia, Williams, 1'enp-ivivunm; Fiiari;, Ye.le; Wrenn, Harvard; Whitliij;, Cornell; Y'i ightlngton, H'irvurd; Hull, Yale; Dashlell, Johns Hopkins; Morue, Pennsylvania ai.d .Minds, Penusjl-unia. Theio are aliio In the list many najiitifof prouilnnt players, but who have uot d90v as much as those named In Ute offlclatiAf Use, .

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