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The umpire in foot ball games is daily becoming a more and more important personage. Gradually he has assumed the duties of field captain as well as those hitherto required of him; and it is of him in this latter capacity that we wish to speak. The work of Mr. Connor, the Princeton umpire in the game on Saturday, was of immense advantage to his team. Placed in a position where he could see everything and relieved from all the mental strain required of an actual player, he was able to coach and give the signs to his eleven in a most effective manner as well as to act as umpire. Mr. Adams, our umpire, did well in that capacity and did some excellent coaching, but he did not have the management of the team down to such a fine point as did Mr. Connor. We should like to suggest that the gentleman selected to act as umpire in the remaining games will put himself on such intimate relations with the captain and team as to be able to render them as efficient aid as did the sprightly Mr. Connor to Princeton.

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