For Sale is a Full Page taken from "The Sphere, November 22nd, 1902," showing the Following 2 Half Page Drawings for "Push-Ball An Athletic Craze of the Moment."
a- How Men Play the Game. Drawn by George Soper. The New American game of push-ball has got so far north as Glasgow, where it was first played on November 8th. The ball is 6ft. in diameter and weighs over a hundredweight. The game is played with eight players a side-two backs, two half-backs, and four forwards. The ball is mostly raised in the air during the game where it has been forced by the players surrounding it, and is pushed along in the direction of the goal.
b- Horses Playing the Game in a German Circus. At the Circus Schumann in Berlin push-ball is played with horses. A large ball about 45in. in diameter is placed in the centre of the ring, and the opponents, four a side, place themselves opposite each other at the entrances to the ring, which serve as goals. Each party on a given signal rides for the ball and endeavours, either with the horses' shoulders or by backing, to force it through the hostile goal. The sport is of a most exciting character and gives rise to incidents which are often as amusing as they are unexpected.