This is difficult of attainment, and as a general rule it canonly be played with effect on the careless class of batsmen.
There was one instance shown of the folly of condoning the offence of drinking, which should not have been allowed; a drunken umpire is worse than a drunken player, for no one will respect his decisions.
Surely, truer words have never been spoken. I don't trust a drunken police officer any more than I trust a drunken driver. Nor should you.
Also required of an umpire should be the quality of good character - so no one attached to prize-fighting should be allowed an umpiring position.
When it becomes anecessity to have to engage pugilists as umpires to control hoodlumplayers, then will professional ball playing cease to be worthy ofpublic patronage.