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HUGH FULLERTON PICKS ATHLETICS TO WIN AME A AN LEAGUE PINNANT ENGLKNf PREPARES MAICH BRITISH TEAM THAT IS TO COM PEI E FOR 'INTERNATIONAL CUP IS STRONG. HARRIMAN TAKES NOTES Captain of Yale Crew Watching Ox ford and Cambridge Men Work Out -International Meet Plans Still Up in the Air. London, Feb. 14.--All England is deeply trterr.sted in the intention of the polo enthusiasts to do battle again for the internati onal cup, anld active preparations for the selection and training of the British team have been started. The nucleus for the team will be the Old Cantabs, the strongest side of last year in (irat Britaint, and C'aptains ('heape and Ptitson. The DuIke of Vestminlster has madie hmlllself solely responsible for the ponies ,hitch the teaml will use In America. Walter S. Buckmnaster, eaplainl and founder of the Old cants bs, Iwill lead the English team and w'ill take the following play ers to America with hinl on May 11: F. M. Freale, Lord WVodehouse, G. Bel ville, C'aptain Rltson anl ('aptain C(heape. The Duke of Westminster will send l5 ponies to America on May 3, one week (be'fire the teatI sails. The players will hav\' aIibout three weeks' practice after landing, but no games with other teams will be played before the international nuitclhes. Turing March andt April the team will play L fewi games at Eaton. Bucklnaster, has never pIlayed in the United States, and he hais not alppeared In International competition since 1902, when England retained the trophy by defeating Foxhall Keene's team two games out of three. He is now con sidered the greatest modern polo player developed In England, and he is the only Englishman ranked at 10 points In the Hurlinghamn handicap polo list. Coach Harriman of Yale, who al ready has adopted some of the English methods of rowing in his coaching of the Yale crews, Is watching the work this year of both the (Ixford and C'arn bridge crews with close interest and the result of his trip to England prob ably will tbe seon in a. new style of rowing for the oarsmen of Old Eli. IIarriman's work of uoservaatlon has been attended with considlerable dif ficulty this winter. The Isis has bteen in flood, with water two or three feeti over its banks. As a rule, ithe' enachtes in dry weather do their work on ll cycles, but tills year they have fol lowed the crews oI horseback. The advantage is that lwhen deep water 1t encounllitered iliuneO,' t'' lticly, the horse can strike out 411 his oVnl atcount and uwini to shore., The question of a track meet te twOeni an O xford-tambtiridge and a Yale-Harvard team this sununer is unsettled. No chatllengei has yet heen received, aind it is feared here tilt if the tWO Amer' Iatnluniversities c.alulot sBhow more strength Ii l1ti ist. season, none will bIe sent. The date for the mneet will be uaither fal'tor; the EIng lishmenn consider JOlIy to etrly Cand Septembler too hi ti. Hut the qellostiln of finall:nce prullnises to be the real stumbling block, and lunless ((li Blues. from both Iniivrsivties openl. thllir jpurse's, which (thy s"met loath to do, it Is difficult to see how tuhe expsl'ets of the trip cnlll e borne M'CRAW SIGNS UP FOR FIVE YEARS MANAGER OF THE GIANTS GETS RAISE AND WILL HOLD HIS JOB LONG TIME YET. New York, Feb. 15.--John J. ai· Graw, manager of the New York Na tional league chant pious, signed today a five(-year contract to manatge. the teatm for the seasons of 1913-1917 in clusive. Mtelrawv was working ulnder a five-year contract whic-h had two years to run. The old contract, how ever, was abrogated and the tnew one give\s McGraw a substantial increase in salary, It is said that McGiraw's old contract called for $15.000 a sea son and that his stipend has been in creased to $20,000 a year. Manager McG(raw will leave here to morrow for !Iarlin, Texas, where the New Yorkers have, their training camp, to look over his young players. Math ewson, Hartley, Thorpe, Goulait and Evers, the latter a young brother of Johnny Evers of the Chicagos, will ac company him. Mathewson has asked permission to train with the youngsters. OFFICERS DROWN. Hamburg, Germany, Feb. 15.-The five oticers of the steamer Christiana were drqwned when their vessel sank after being cut down last night by the steamer Galats during a dense fog off Borkum. The sailors and stokers, 19 in num ber, escaped in lifeboats. The officers 4ecbned to leave their ship, The Major League Races III.-The Philadelphia Athletics. By HUGH $. FULLERTON. Here we have stumbled over the probable American league pennant winner right at the start. Usually it is ,as1tomary to hild hak the pennant ,\ inners to the last, but having an nllonced the Athletics for this week there is no way out of it. Reserve your rooms for the next world's series right now for the Philadelphia end of it. In deciding that the Athletics will conme back and repe'rt their former successes, I ain Int in the slightest discounting the advantage the Boston IRed Six will have in winning last sea-j son. This advanlltage i.onsists in con fidence anid ill thi improvement that the pitching staff is Ibund to show during the early part of the season at least. But admitting that Jioe Wood will he as good as he was last year, that Collins will improve, and that Hlugh Bedient is likely to develop into a star if the. first dimension, still a stern o olniparison of the twoi teasnss will coom pel any itrle to admit that barring a run of luck, bad one way and good the otler, .ostont has only a slight chance of beating out t.he Athletics for the championship. I have compared thei, two teams so carefully that I tdo not think I have overlooked one possibility outside of sleer and unavoidable luck', and it is an even break which way the luck will turn. In fact, in this case I have figured that Philade:phia's chances of injury are 7 to 5 greater ,than Boston's, because the excessively speedy men are more likely to be hurt than the slow ones, while the chances of the luck favoring the faster team is s to 5 disregarding injuries. One strictly analyzing last season's race mnust admit that Bosrton's victory was due mliore to luck than anything else, and that I betlieve Is the consen sus of oipinion of the great majority of baseball experts. R[oston went through the season with sc'arce'ily a had break. The Athletics were handli.apped in tihe beginning Iby injuries, and, mnore than that, by a sulrllus of over-confidence and .prosperity. They were too pros pIerous, atnd it prroved that smuint of the players could not stand prosperity. Men w.ho had behaved themselves and hustled for years weakened he cause they had too much money, and because too rnuch piraise was bestowed upon them. The schedule, too, was against them in that they were at their worst when the'y met the IBoston team. They had won the pennant twice by beating Ioston, and they lost it during the early stages last season because they we'akened in the games against Boston. The truth is that the team as a whole never weak ened. It was a better ball club at plractically every stage of the game than Boston was, except as to battery work. The pennant was lost by the pitchers lacking form in the crucial games and by a slump in the catch.. ing department. The outfield, too, wabbled, and some of the men did not lehatve themselves. Before the end of the season Mack had corrected practlically every weak ness in his club, had straightened up his worst offending pitcher, and had fired the others who were weak'enlng the club. If he had started the sea son with the team that closed it he would have beaten Boston almost be ) ond doubt. Whether Mack's team is as good as his teams that wonl the pennant is a quIestion. PCersonally, I think his in CHIEF BENDER. field just as good, and perhaps a bit improved by age, but outfield better and more reliable, his catching depart ment as good, if not slightly improved by the addition of Schang as thira catcher, and his pitching staff still ranking up close to the top. Remember, it is not necessary for a pitcher for the Athletics 'to be a Walsh or a Wood to 'win. Any pitcher who has a little on the ball and does not force the runs across the plate ought to win 50 per cent of his games with that club. Last season the Athletics ran third and were beaten long before the end of the season, yet they led the league both in batting and fielding, and CONNIE MACK. hlliowe the best base running of the circuit. That proves that the pitch ing was at fault anti that the breaks of thI lick were against the team. Bender slumped badly, Morgan be came a second rater. Undoubtedly Mack had to shoulder the burden of the blame. He should have known early in the season that some of h.is men were not going to give their best efforts to the club. Had he known Bender and Morgan were not behaving and that Bris Lord was suffering from too much prosperity, and that their work was affecting others, he might have done it. Itut if Mack has a weakness it is in trusting his men and he trusted them until it was too late t, apply the remaedv and effect a cure last year. He got out of quaran tine late in the year and showed a lot of baseball. Mclnnis, hitting .347 and stealing 40 bases, fast, dangerous and full of aim bition and desire to win, easily ranks the first baseman of the league, barring IChase, and he has Chase beaten on ambition. Collins, hitting .348 and stealing 63 bases, is peer of the best of the second basemen. This boy hals steadied with age and gained in reliability more than he has lost in brilliancy. Jack Barry, the brains of Ihe infield and a wonderful ball player, had a. slump last season, and it is evident from both purchase and draft that Mack fears his great short stop is slipping back. Barry slowed up in his work all round, although he hit .261. itaker, hitting .347 and steal ing 40 bases, was at or near his best, and is the best third baseman on the circuit. The infield is still easily the best in the country, steadier than it ever was, a, little less flashy and a lot more reliable. The outfield, wihich rather smashed up for a. time, is still strong. E. and 1). hluriphy are hard to beat and nor nially close to .320 hitters. Danny no longer hats the speed, but he is a great player, and Eddie is almost as good and younger. Rube Oldring plugs along over the .300 mark. He never was fast, never was brilliant-but he bhits, and his hits and long driving cover a multitude of sils. Amos St'lrunk was a disalpp tlll.enllt to a lot of people last season, but not to me. I did not expect him to flash as bril liantly as an outfielder in a regular job as he did when called in in a pincht. -He is one of the fastest mnen in baseball--- he rival of Cob)b and so close to tenr-iksen that a split second 'watch has a hard time separating them. He Iit ,289, which ought not to be disap pointing excepot that wonders were ex pected. He stole 29 bases, which proves he has some judgment back of his great speed. 1 believe Strunk will show great improvemellnt during the com.ing season. Lapp was the strength of the catch ing department. li is improving each season and still hitting. He hit .292 last season and is a normal .300 hitter. His catching Improved, while Ira Thomas slumped badly, both back of the bat and in hitting. It setemed just an off year for him rather than any specific trouble. Things did not break right. and a couple of injuries ham pered his work. 1'gan did not show strength enough to help out the catch ing staff. Tihe pitching was what hurt. Plank had another of his good years, and for a fellow who goes along year after year winling over 600 pler cent he went too well. I dlo not figure him to win such a large percentage 'this sea son. Morgan exploded and went back, and Jack ('oombs, with 21 victiories lnd 10 hIeat'ings, was about normal. iedlid-r did not behave well. He Kwon 17 and lost 10 games, but in his usual form ought to have pitched more gameilli and won a larger percentage. Mack goit liender bacl onto the res ervation Iefore the end of the season and had 1im in form. I think the In dian ,will come again this season and win two out of three games, and I am figuring him to pitch 32 games at least and help out in others. Mack will let him earn his forgiveness. Houck did only 'fairly well, winning eight and losing eight, but he improved steadily, and at the close and in the postseason games he was showing a lot more and threatening to become a first-rater. C. Brown is only average or a bit above 'it. Evidently Mack thinks he has enough in the pitching line, for he is not making extra stren uous efforts .to land pitchers. In fact, MTack appears satisfied with everything except shortstop and the catching department. He landed Schang, iv" jto touted as the best minor leasle Catcher of years, from -Buffalo after a hot fight for the serv ices of this fellow. He hit .334 for Buffalo, a.a: I am told he is as steady and clevef a catcher as has been tdrned u t' of the International. Now, othteide of Schang, it doesn't look as if MaTck had added much. He still has some sort of a claim to Sal mon, the big pitcher, but probably will not want him, and he has some string to Walsh aid Murphy from Baltimore. He took Brady, a light-hitting, fast and clever second baseman from To ledo, but probably without intention of using 'hkn. Orr, drafted from Sac rarmento, % .256 hitter, who stole 20 bases, is touted as a coming shortstop, but I am liformed by one coast league manager that he hasn't a chance to last. Flick, the infielder from New Haven, only hit .240 In the minors, but is as fast as light on ground balls. Mathes, from Butte, is fast and touted as a wonder in the west, but he ranked next to last both as second baseman and as shortstop, hit .290, and stole 33 bases. Bush, from Missoula, 'Mont., I'm told, is only a fair -minor league pitcher, and Crablb, from Davenport, was only a 'fair pitcher out there and overshadowed by Hendrix, his team mate. He looked better in the tryout last fall than he did in minor com pany. PINCH HITS Several old Union leaguers are list ed among Connie Mack's recruits this year. Did you notice what Hugh Ful lerton thinks of them? Of Orr, who was with Salt Lake two years ago he says: "Orr, drafted from Sacra mento, a .256 hitter, who stole 20 bases, is touted as a coming short stop, but I am informed by one coast league manager that he hasn't a chance to last." And of Flick, who played with Boise two years ago: "Flick, the infielder from New Haven, only hit .240 in the minors, but is as fast as light on ground balls." And again: "Mathers from Butte is fast and touted as a wonder in the west, but he ranked next to last both as second baseman and as shortstop, hit .290 and stole 33 bases. Bush, from Missoula, I'm told, is only a fair minor league pitcher." AS FOR THE A. A. U. (Chicago Post.) Many sporting enthusiasts are ask ing themselves if the Amateur Ath letic union hasn't outlived its useful ness by several years. fThey are not complaining so much about the idea of an amateur, organization as the way some of its affairs are handled. It looks to many as if the A. A. U. took a mighty, small view of some things--especially toward the colleges and universities. Anybody would think that an ath lete without a registration card in the A. A. IU. was an outcast to hear some persons talk about it. To possess one of these pieces of pasteboard is almost the same as entering a sacred place, on,. would imagine. After followinig the course of the A. A. IT. for some nine or ten years ye column is compelled to say it isn't particularly impressed with the whole business -especially in its attitude to ward sutmmer baseball and the col leges. ,ome years ago the A. A. IT. tried to blacklist a certain young star athlete just entering the University of Chi t'ago. His name was Walter Ecker saill. Fortunately for the western col lege world, Eckersall was allowed to play for the Maroons in spite of the A. A, U. 'rThe Jim Thorpe incident is too fresh in the minds of Yankee sportsmen to well at any further length here. Suf flice it to say that it's a pity such a inarvelotus athlete had his career end ed in this manner. Then we have been reading about the A. A. U.'s utimatum to certain ealstern and Canadian universities if their basketbhall teams played certain squads on the black list of the amateur organization. This doesn't make good reading for the alumni of those prom ineint institutions. In its placeo the A. A. U. may be all right. But, goodness gracious, let it keep its place, say we. HAHANA, 3; FE, 3. (l.a Ultima Hora.) Quinto Inning. -iHahana.-H-iil recibe transferencia. Johnson etmpuja un hit al right. Lloyd alt hate, al tratar Johnson y Hill el doble riob, lhill e sout y Johnson coje It segunda. Lloyd batea un hit largo al right wield y Johnson anota. Pad ron ail ate of Lloyd se roba la se gunda y luego la tercera. Padron ba tea uim linea al right field que Poles strapa, tirm. a home sacando out a Lloyd. Poles cs many aplilldido. 2 hits I run. Pe.-Poles foul fly a primera y es out. (Cabrera es transferido. Strike batea lln hit al right y el Pajaro Ilega a tercera en el tiro a home Strike lie ga a segundla. Julian recibe transfe renc'ia. Jahuco toma ponche. Busta manto el bate, Cabrera se roba el ho me y Strike la tercera por tin parpa deo de Johnson. Bustamante tonma ponche. 1 hit 1 run. Still a tie. Who wants to bet on Habana? *** CALL FOR MR. EDISON. (Baker Sentinel.) Perry liarber returned to Baker last Friday with a carload of mixed cat tle, one of which is a cow of excep tional qualities though not very good looking. We understand that Perry does the churnithg at home. Now to save him this work this cow gives butter direct. Wise Perry. Three good witnesses will testify to this cow's butter making ability, though it may be that it was just on account of'the milk being churned in the cow by the motion of the train in tranasit, The'Uin Aaot ui º 1.-A ::General Review. i By N. C. "SPIKE" HAYWkES Spvrt ing Leditor oft 4d4.e Mifi. Wheno M. HrSiea wr.owti. h.s artic.' the criystallizing action fbO tfit lt dit or two had not taken place. Since this was written Danny Shay has Sone to Helena and Po.atello has draopped oUt of the list of probabilities. Last night President Mulroney had received for feit money from Missoula, Salt Lake and Great Falls. The Helena money was on the way and no word had-come from Ogden or Great Falls. "It looke like a six-club league," said the preb iderit last' evening. "Pbcatello is out of it and I haven't much! hope of an eight-club circuit." Theose develop ments do not detract from Mr. iHaynes' article. This explanation is made that the readers may know how the situa tion is today and may judge accord ingly.-Ed. Butte, Mont., Feb. 15.-Tonight E. ('. Mulroney, president of the Union association of baseball clubs ought to be able to tell the fans whether the league the coming season will be a six or eight horse-power affair. To r ight the first $500 of the $1,000 for felt demanded of each club must be in the hands of the president and "By their acts ye shall know them.". The number of checks Mr. Mulroney receives by midnight should give a pretty good line on the number of clubs to comprise the league. The doubtful member appears to be Idaho Falls, but there is some time yet for them to raise the necessary money if they are really anxious to enter the organization. Pocatello ap pears to be on the construction work and Danny Shay is busy getting his team shaped up and attending to the numenrous details that beset a man ager. especially in a new town. The Old-Line Towns. l'he old-line towns are pretty well shaped up as far as we can learn, al though there are several little myster ies remaining to be solved. The champions appear, under the able and far-seeing guidance of Mr. Blankenship, of Missoula and Butte, to be well fortified this season with plenty of the old dependable material and some new hands that have a list of recommendations warranting us to the belief they can jump in and fill up any holes that may exist when the end of the training season heavcs about. Taking the manager to start off with, Missoula is fortunate in having not only a natural leader, a man pop ular with players and public alike and a veteran wise to all the many angles of baseball, but a man who is still able to go behind the bat add show up a lot of 'em and lead the way for many a youngster in all-around speed -if not in seconds in knowing how to get the most out of the least. With Roberts, as likely a youngster as seen in the league behind the sticking sta tion, his catching staff is practically complete and as good on paper and from past performances, as any in the league. HIe also has Moore, who will be given a trial. His staff of pitchers is practically in the beardless division, but are youngsters of promise, and if they have anything smouldering in their systems Blank will fan that talent into flame. Note Bush and Zamloch, who will, I believe, owe their success, if they have any more up above, di rectly to Blankenship. It is a little too early to form much of an idea of the pitchers until the spring training gives us a line. The infield will be composed of four or a portion, of four well-known per formers, together with possibly new material, another question that the late spring only can develop. He has Carman, a tried veteran at first, to gether with one Trekell as a possibil ity. Some of the fans did not like Carman's work last season, but I think he is a better ballplayer than he Ihas shown. Perrine and Benn are can didates for second base. Perrine is valuable for one thing if nothing else -and that is his head, as long as he keeps it. He didn't miss last season, and in the keystone position has time and again pulled off stuff that ",orkrl for the benefit of his team and indi rectly won many a game for them. Nig doesn't play brilliant ball, by any means, but he knows what to do and when to do it, and that is what a lot of them can't do. Benn is also said to be a valuable man, and if he ap pears better to the satisfaction of Blankenship, Perrine will probably be turned over to some other club. For third base and shortstop, Blankenship is lucky. He has three men to pick for the two positions and as between two of them there is no question. Menges, the Helena ,midget of last year, played a sensational game at third base for Irby, and Changnon's ability is well known to the fans around the circuit. I look to see Menges and Changnon at third and short, however Blank may decide to place them. There is Carpenter, who is a candidate for an infield posi tion, and he may develop possibilities that will switch the dope a little, but hardly to any extent. The outfield will bnasiat of a selec tion from Bassey, Tobin, DaschbAch all well known to Mitssoula far.-inrl O'Hare and Huffman: Bassey would make a good ballplayer if he wanted to play ball. He does not begin to show what he's got, and if he can be made to put his heart into the game. Blank is certain of one good mati. Last seasonr his work was \very thdifferent,. take it game to game. Daschbach has been unfortunate playing the infield, for while he' works 'hard, he is inclined to mess up ground balls- just at a critical time, although his speed, gen eral knowledge of the game and hit ting make him a very likely man In some other position. In the outfield, he should shine as he is certain on fly balls .arid Is výl' i at.' n his feet and Slfise..' good[jtudgtnt. As to his arm, that is sotnethI. am in doubt about, for I have nria seen him that I" remember of, pla it much outfield. If his peg delelotj hl is probably as Igood as .placdcl, as Irtifnk Blanken ship fayors hiin-on th-. Whole. O'Hare and Huffman ae unkn'pw quantities as far as I atn conceihed, I will be frank to say. Th, Other Clubh. Without going into .bo much detail, the other clubs all lodom up stronger this season with the exception of Great Falls and! Ielena. Hester weakened his team irreparably when he allowed MiSse andt Murphy to go for Weaver. Just wh'at'.caused him to tmake the deal, I cannot say, but prob ably he was by some -reason forced to it, for I hardly thihk Hester would be so foolish as to trade such men as Murphy and il~k.se for Teaver. It is possible 'tiat liester is ham pered fot lackdf funds, as both Mur phy and Misse ate or should be high salaried men for this compan"- r°.. t Falls undoubtedly was running too expensive a club for the support it was receiving and it is undoubtedly the plan this season to cut down ex penses as much at possible and still retain a club equal to the others of the league. With all due respect to' Buck, who was a grand catcher before sickness overcame him, he is hardly a valuable asset right now. Last season when he played he showed himself a wise old head and a valuable man in his position. But he was out of the game fully half the time through sickness, and that makes it bad for. any team, especially .the pitchers. It is hoped that Weaver will be stronger this year, but McCloskey, in securing Misse and Murphy, as it is claimed he did, and he atileast got one of them, strengthened the Salt Lake team wvon derfully, to Great Falls' loss. Helena. Was Generous. What possessed Maurice Weiss to give away all the Helena players of any consequence at the end of last s.eason, is another of the mysteries of the league mentioned a while back. He let a majority of the team go out right, saving nothing for the possi bility of a team in the league this year and Danny Shay will have to start from the ground up. Unless Shay is mighty lucky in getting ma terial on the jump, the Senators will be in a bad way. Shay is a good man, though, and when he affixed his sig nature to a Helena contract the Sen ators' stock lose considerably. Salt Lake Strong. Salt Lake looms up to my notion as the most dangerous club in the league this year and not because my old friend John McCloskey is at the head of it, either. Dock Cooley left (?) McCloskey a mighty nice little nu cleus for a ball club and the old head has been adding to it right along. He is the old mysterious John of yore, al ways having a den of bears under lock and key. But he doesn't always rush into print with them and some of them-but seldom-turn out to be tame bruins. But I believe McClos key will have the strongest or as strong4 a team as there is in the league. Ogden will probably have a good team this year, but will miss McCloskey, for, barring a few play ers, McCloskey had no team at all last year, but look what he did witk them when he got out from the respo sibill ties of paying the bills. As for Butte. The Butte team will largely depend on what of the old ,material makes good either by maintaining their last season's standing or improving a lot and also on what new material may be located. The Butte club is another one of those mysterious organizations and as yet there has been nothing more than an unofficial statement as to the leader, who is said to be "Chick" Fraser, weHl known. to the old-time fans, as he played with the Chicago and Philadelphia Nationals in days gone 'by and last season man aged the Decatur team in the Three I league. Butte has several promising men for this season, including W.hal-. long at first base, who phould improve; iMcGeehan, who showed great form the latter part of the season, at sec ond; Levy at shortstop and Duddy, who was out of the game entirely last season owing to injuries, at third. Spike Shannon cannot be headed for a receiver if he keeps on his good be havlor and McCafferty's pre-eagsop phenom last year, Kafora, should im prove and come back as a good relief for Shannon. As to pitchers, Bi.tte is in a bad way and ltitle definite is known as to who will- be' onh the mound for dependable work: In fact. we of Butte know little more about our team than the fans of Bridgeport, Conn. Bi Good" Siiion; It looks like a 'good geaeon and es pelally so if' there arp eight. well bal anced clubs in. the cj.'cult. I think the fans Will take more Interest and with eny sort of weather and not too much .olpposition, espetially in. Butte and Salt Lake, the- game should thrive. 1lhe election of Mr.,Mulroney has 'done a- great deal to give confidence- to the fans and there is no question but' that lhi Will' handle the ;league. tn-an ' ener= gelie and level-headed manner: . Hisa "lection w~4a very popular in. Butte nid' la feat- all arcW the iigduit. A ilitle later on there Will 'be d" velopments and the most important Mto'look for i', the ~otilo of -P.'eatello, which' seems assured to the league, and the selection of an eighth town. i IoRON RULES 'IN'E ROOLLEGIATE- , COMMITTEE ALTERS FORWARD PASS PEN ALTY RULE SLIGHTLY. 'DETAILS AR PASSED' UP Teams Late'After an Intermission Shall Be Forced by Umpire to Put the Ball in Play, Taking thq Side Opposite One Formerly Occupied. New York, Feb. 15.-Only a few minor changes in rules were an nounced here today by the American intercollegiate football rules commit tee, which adjourned after a two-day session. Hereafter any man taken out of a game may be returned at the 'begin ning of a subsequent period or at any time during the fourth period. In the penalty for a forward pass touched by an ineligible player, the 'word "may" is substituted for "shall." In case of accident to players one representative of the players after ob taining consent of the referee or um pire in each instance may go upon the field of play to attend the injured player. Details rega'rding the rules are left entirely to the members of the codi fying committee. It was decided that on failure of one side or the other to return in time after intermission the referee should force that side to put the ball in play, taking the side opposite to the one oc cupied at the close of the last quar ter. The committee voted to carry on the duties of the board of officials foir the coming year in the same manner as last season. The following board was appointed: .Dr. James A. Babbitt of Haverford, Crawford Blagden of Harvard, 'Parke H. Davis of Princeton, W. L. Dudley of Vanderbilt, Dr. C'. W. Savage of O)berlin, E. K. Hall of Dartmouth and Walter Camp of Yale. Dr. Babbitt is to send a list 'of offt cials to each member of the rules com .mitte for approval and suggestion. William S. Langford was appointed a member at large of the rules com mittee. A codification committee was appointed, consisting of William Morio of the University of Pennsylvania and Messrs. Langford and Camp. UOllI AND TlUB.E IS THE ORDER VARSITY AND ALL-STARS OF STEVENSVILLE CLASH IN ROUGH GAME. The bahketball game last night be tween the All-Stars of Stevensville and the varsity-a game which will be long remembered because of its rough ness-ended in a score of 36 to 9 in favor of the locals. Only a handful of people were out last evening to wit ness the contest, and in spite of the rough work the game was of consid erable interest, as the visitors fought gamely, and were on the job every minute, failing, however, in the accu racy whenever a chance for a 'basket was given. Foul after foul was called, and at times the referee was power less to keep track of 'the offenders, and the boys "went to it" to their heart's content. The game was fastest in the first hatf, for Coach Mustaine of the var sity squad put ln some of the lighter hubstltute men at the start. At the beginning the locals lined up as fol lows:. McPhai:l and Denehert, for 'wards; Wolfe, center; Weidman asd Laneing, guards. Stevensville's line up was: Stanley and Newell, for wards; Williamson, center; Darnold and Reibold, guards. The first half ended. with a score of 21 to 3 in the varsity's favor. Both teams appeared with a changedi lineup for the second half, most of the varsity's regulars having 'been put into the game, The half was more bloody that the 'first, but the final score came without much trouble for the local quintet. UTAH IS DEFEATED BY TRIPLE' B'S Billings, Feb, 15.-(Speclal.)-Tn a hotly contested game of basket ball. played here tonight, the Triple B's defeated the Utah State %%niver slty quintet from Salt Lake by a score of 44 ot 30. At the epd of the first -half the score, stood "Billings 21, "Utah 16. The locals scored 23 points in the second halt: while goUtah seamed offly 1.. UZtabmhowed good team work, but was outclassed in basket shooting by tihe Triple B's, An immense crowd witnessed the contest.