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THE FOOT-BALL CONVENTION.

In the inter-collegiate foot-ball convention held a few days ago in New York, the rules were materially altered. A very satisfactory scheme to prevent the "block game" was presented and adopted. Under the revised rules the basis of scoring is made on the safety touchback. Two of these equal a touchdown; a goal from the field counts five touchdowns, and a goal from a touchdown six. In case of a tie on other points, if one side makes two safeties more than the other they lose the game. Two warnings disqualfy instead of three, and tackling in "fair" invariably brings a warning. In punting out from a touchdown the kicker is allowed six feet on the goal line. Mr. Peace endeavored to bring Princeton's claim of a drawn game with Harvard into the convention, but the motion to introduce it was lost.

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