"Rugby football-for it is from the Rugby Union Rulesthat our American Intercollegiate game was derived-datesits present era of popularity from the formation in England,in 1871, of a union of some score of clubs. Nearly ten yearsbefore this there had been an attempt made to unite thevarious diverging football factions under a common set oflaws; but this proved a failure, and the styles of play becamefarther and farther apart. Of the Association game one cansay but little as regards its American following. It is quiteextensively played in this country, but more by those whohave themselves played it in Great Britain than by nativebornAmericans. Its popularity is extending, and at some dayit will very likely become as well understood in this countryas the derived Rugby is to-day. Its essential characteristic is,that it is played with the feet, in distinction from the Rugby,in which the ball may be carried in the hands."