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RICHMOND, VA,, SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CUNTS, j
Nothing Definite Yet Heard From President Henderson
By HARD HITTING
Spectators Are Treated
to Spectacular Elec?
LOSES HIS VALUE
Dwindles to Two-Cent Piece as
Colts Hammer Him All Over
Lot?Ju6t Seven Innings Pos?
sible Before Deluge?Dia?
mond Converted Into
Richmond, 4| Ilounoke 2 (lerto
Petcrsbar*, lt Newport Newa, o
Peter.bur*. 4, Newport Netra, S
Portsmouth, H, Norfolk, 1 (Brut
Portsmouth. 11, Norfolk, 2 (sec?
Clubs Won. I.oat. PC Year
Pefrr?hura; ... 34 20 .BRO 471
Hnnnoke . 53 23 ?-,fif? .SOS
Portamouta ... 20 22 .500
Ilirhinnnd .... 30 23 .Reo .040
.Norfolk . 20 2? .B27 .015
>'*porf .News . . 2R 27 .4SI
WBBRB THKY 1*1.AY TO-DAT.
No Rflmra arardulrd.
BY ?LS HAI.DHIIT,
Bertrand (Jardln, the costiy piece
of Urlc-a-brac for which Buck Press
ley is said to have turned down 3,500
real American dollars, tho said $3,60U
having been ofTeroa ?y Clarke prlflttn,
of the climbing Wasnltigtun Juniors,
wan made tho butt of a not overly
pleasant practical joke In the Broad
Street yard yesterday, just by way of
giving the visitors something to talk
ai?out un their homeward r|0e. Put- I
twig it In mild Lhigllsh, Bertrand 1
dwindled Into a measly ll-eenl piece |
ufter the Colts finished the abbrevi?
ated performance of what was sc'io
ciuled to be the first game of a dou
l.lo-ncadcr. It ended, 4 to 2, In seven
.nnlngs of play.
Kar more Interesting than the ball
(tamo was the heavenly fusllado watch 1
kept tho fair onus in a continuous j
Shiver, and made even the Uoughty
bravee of the masculine variety trem?
ble und quail. i.'be sun shone fair fur!
Eix full Innings, when the clouds be?
gan tu gather. Then the tiniest kind j
nf drops started to tumble over ouch
other to the grass-covered plot. But!
iiobodJV was afraid, though nervous j
hhlfting of scats lndicato ut..at some |
nt least, anticipated "the rapid ap
pioach of art'llery from the vaulteo j
Many are I'rljrhteneal.
Players aud spectators cudUlod close]
together as the vldid streaks of llght
jilng suvered tho clouds, and with do- j
lunations which awoke the populace:
Kent cold chills up and down spinal
columns at a ten-second Bait. It was
pretty, provided one was able to stand
tlie shock. Fluffy heads found rest?
ing places beneath friendly coats,
which, In some Instances, at least,
housed palpitating masculine hearts.
Jt was worse even than when the
m ure Ie> 0110 to nothing against tho I
home team,' with two out and two]
strikes on tho batter and a Fran'in I
Jlaker wielding the club, lt was some |
But this being the story of a ball;
K?me, instead of a weather report, J
we should got back quickly to tho
real point at Issue. Richmond won I
utit over the very hardest obstacle1
J'resslcy has In his camp?Left-hand?
ed Bertrand Gardin. Indulging In
Just one, If It can bo remarked very
confidently, there being none to say
nay. that Sad two ball games been
played it is highly probable that tho
Colts would have run away with both'
of them, Gardin having been disposed I
of. Steve Griffin's performance and
his part in making the game a victory
again brings forward the fool|shnoss
of his sctions In tho game Friday
?when he was made to walk tho plank.
}le scored one of the four runs, and
the run whioh Is to his credit Is the
one which tied tip tho score. Not
only that, but he made two hits out
of three u--s. his other appearance
resulting in a sacrifice, which put
Ayers within striking distance, and
made lt possible for him to score the
run which won the game.
Ayers Flnda Himself.
Doctor Ayers found himself after
starting badly. Whllo ho fooled Gra?
ham on three pitched balls, German,
('.Inn and Holland each found him for
healthy wallops before he steadied,
'.'lie result of this combined clouting
was two runs. Glnn having soaked tho
leather for three sacks. However,
had tho doctor been a little more
nwake, tho jam would have counted
merely as a double, whllo Glnn might
possibly have been nailed at third.
After that first session the big fel?
low was almost Invincible. Just onco
did tho Tigers manage to get a man
ns fur bb second, and that waa after
two had been retired. He was getting
stronger every minute, and the tworn
lead of tho Colts looked llge a mil?
lion to the struggling visitors. On
tho other hand, Gardin was the easi?
est kind of prey, and hin defeat was
a foregone conclusion from the be
'ginping of play.
Griffin, who has been hitting like a
lend recently, turned the trick his first
j (Continued on Second PageT^
WHEN COLTS WIN FROM TIGERS
Doc. Axer., th, hi, hnr.e, f?? S,,^ ?? T.rtfnU, ?h,rd b..? on ht. home ~,?h ?be *>cl?l.i run ?? ret.rd.,,. .,???..?.-rrt.ch r.ln ??opPcd ,? ?... .cv*?<? ,??,?*.
" "-?-?-__._ Photo by Foster.
TWO CLOSE GAMES
Champs Take First, and Second
Goes to Ship?
[Special to The Times-Dlspatoh.]
Petersburg, Va., June 22.?The
Champs and Shipbuilders spit evefc thu
afternoon in the double-header played
at Perklnaon'a Park, the Champs win?
ning thu flret and the Shipbuilders
the second game. The first was a
pitchers' battle between Crelger and
McTeague, and Creigcr proved him?
self the better of the two, shutting
out tho Shipbuilders und allowing Ihern
?only three little Texas leaguers.
The second gamo was of the heart
disease variety. Vance started In for
the Champs and lasted two Innings,
being relieved by Morganrath, after
the Shipbuilders bad made three bits
and scored twice. In the second the
! Champa scored a run and tied the
scoro in the fourth inning. I n the
eighth the Shipbuilders scored two
iruns on singles by Wolfe, Lake and
Morrissey. ;t;.d a oa.se on balls. The
Chumps tied the Bcore in their half
of this inning on singles by Busch.
Harnott and Howodel). In the ninth
the Shlpbuiiv-ere soorod the winning
run an Mattls'e two-bagger and
Slavln's single, retiring the Champs
In one, two, three order la their half
of the ninth.
In the seventh Inning of the first
game Joe Laughlln had the thumb of
his right hand broken by a foul tip,
and will be out of the game for sev?
eral weeks, if not for the remainder
of the season. Scores:
FIRST GAME. ,
A.B. ft. H. O. A. B.
Morrlaon, If. _4 6 0 1 0 0
Busch, ss.?.. 3 0 2 4 10
Spencer, rf....3 1 2 0 0 0
Krebs, cf. - - -. 2 0 0 2 0 0
Laughlln. c _....2 0 1 6 2 0
Brennagan, o. 0 0 0 1 0 0
Barnett. lb.1 0 1 10 1 0
Howedell. 3b.^ . . 3 0 0 2 6 1
Morganrath, 2b. 3 0 0 1 0 0
Crelger. p. 3 0 0 1 2 0
Totals .24 1 6 27 11 1
A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Tennant. of. 4 0 0 1 0 0
Elchbcrger, rf. ....... 4 0 0 0 0 0
Bates, 3b. _3 0 2 2 1 0
Muttis, If. ?.?.". 4 0 1 2 0 0
Wolfe, lb. ...... ?. 3 0 0 6 3
Slav In, ss. S 0 0 2 2
Evans, 2b....... 3 0 0 S 1
Rogers, c. 2 0 0 8 1 o
McTeague, p. 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals .29 0 3 24 10 0
Bcore by Innings: r.
Petersburg . 00010000 ??1
Newport News . 00000000 0?0
Summary: Stolen bases?Spencer.
Base on bale?McTeague, 3; Crcfgor. 3.
Left on bases?Newport News, 4; Pe?
tersburg, 6. Struck out?By McTeague,
2- by Crelger, 4. Passed bals?Rogers.
Wild pitohes?Crelger. Time of gamo
?1 hour 45 minutes, Umpire?Orth.
? , A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Morrlaon. If.. 4 0 0 3 0 0
Busch, ss.. G o 2 4 0 0
Spencer, rf. . 4 1 0 0 1 1
Barnett. lb. .....4 1 1 8 .0 0
Howodell, 8b. . 3 1 2 3 7 0
Morganrath, 2b. St p.. 8 0 0 t 3 0
Krebs, of. 4 1 2 2 0 0
Brennegan, c. 8 0 1 6 3 0
Vance, p. & 2b.3 0 0 1 0 0
?Hedgepoth . 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals .84 4 8 27 14 1
A.B. R. H. O. A. E.
Tennant. cf. . 5 0 3' 3 0 0
(Continued on Second Page.^) .
Storm Fails to Keep Away En?
thusiasts Who Attend Meeting
in Interest of Good Roads.
While the electrical storm of yes?
terday hold up many automobile
parties on their way to Richmond for
the scheduled meeting of the Virginia
State Automobile Association, enough
enthusiasts were on hand to transact
business. The vexing problem of a
Rlchmond-Lynchburg highway occu?
pied the attention of the meeting al?
most to the exclusion of other topics.
The association is Just now facing
tho qxuestlon or the most desirable
route from here to Lynchburg, and the
meeting adjourned with this question
still In the air. It is practically sure
that such a highway will be construct?
ed, but at the present stage the propo?
sition 1b in Its Infancy. After, the se?
lection of the route will come tho ,-i.ore
difficult question of financing the high?
way, all of which was thoroughly
discussed yesterday afternoon In the
rooms of tho Richmond Automobile
An Invitation to meet in Lynchburj;
thirty days from yesterday to take
part In the opening of the Semlnoje j
Trail, a new road front I-ynchburg to
Natural Bridge, was extended to tho
association by the Lynchburg visitors.
Notice was read from the Automobile
Asaoclatlon of America that the Tide?
water Automobile Club, of Norfolk,
had been dropped from the rolls of
that organization for non-payment of
Among the out-of-town members of
the association who reached tho city
In time for yesterday's meeting were:
W. 8. Embrey. of Fredericksburg: O.
B. Barker, of Lynchburg; Ernest Wil?
liams, of Lynchburg; .1. B. Weaver and
party, of the Peninsula Automobile.
Club, and L. B. Manvllle. of Newport
WIN OME KORE
Take Measure of Maryland
Golfers in Some Clever Ex
A-match game of gulf between the j
Maryland Country Club, of Baltimore, |
and the Hermitage Club played yester- |
day afternoon on the local links re?
sulted In a victor for the homo team
by a score of 3 to 2. The visitors !
three weeks ago defeated the llerml- |
tage Club by the same score In Haiti- j
more. In yesterday's game nieveS
Fleming won from P. I.. Kaye, r. up:
W. P. Wood, Captain, won from 11. .
Duker, B tip; A. S. Hoover lost to ?
E. Wobb, Jr., ft up: D. II. Rucker lost ,
to P. S. Lnssell, 1 up; Winston F. i
Wilson won from R. H. Prltchett,
captain. 3 up.
Rieve8 Fleming played his visual'!
br'lllant game making best medal
score for the local team. Wilson
sustained his reputation as a putter of
ftr?t rank. O. E., Webb. Jr.. play.ed a
? r<Contlnued on Second Page.)
hibitions of Sport.
BOAT CLUB READY
EOR BIG REGATTA
Interesting Program Has Been
Arranged?Blues to Race
Plans for the big regatta to be held
next Saturday are rapidly being com- I
pleted. The Mat of events has been
posted at the boathouse. and is rcpldly
being lllled up.
The main event of the ocoaslon will
be the race between the eights reprc- J
sentlng the Blues .and the Virginia
Boat club. The Blues' eight Is work?
ing smoothly, but the Boat Club is j
having some little trouble. Cushman,
who has been rowing in the stroke
seat, is sick and cannot row. Ollllam,
No, 7, and Kershaw, No. 4, have been
called out of town on business. The
line-up of these crews will bo as fo
Blues?1. Neal; 2, Jones; 3. Jacobs;
4. Richardson; 5. Harwood; 6, Uod
dard; 7. Davidson; b, Parker; Cox,
Boat Club crew will oe as follows;
1, Turner; 2. Sadler; 3, Callls; 4, Ker?
shaw; 5, Augustine; 6, Parsons; 7,
??Vellford or Savllle; S, Wheat; Cox,
The Blues will have an entry in the
four-oared gig race. Blues' crew will
be: 1. Strother; 2, W. Word; 3. Dennis.
4, Quarlcs; Cox, Meade.
Boat Club crew will be: 1, E. G'l
llam; 2. M. Gllltam, 3. Cook; 4, W.
Gilliam, Cox, Beers.
There arc two other races on the
program that will be exceptionally in?
teresting. One is an clghl-oared race
between the married men and the
single men. The married men will
have in their crew: 1. Sholtoti; 2, hamp
son; 3, Williams, 4. Crawfoiv; 5, Watt;
6, Callis; 7, Smith; S. Savllle; Cox,
Waddcy. Single nun: 1. W. Gllliarn;
2, Konest, 3. M. Ollliani; . 4. Cook; 5,
Crump; fl Wheat; 7, Wellford, a,
Tyler; Cox, Beers
This is going to be a real race, Just
to snow the cmb that the married men
can come back.
The other race that is creating some i
Interest is that between a four-oared I
Shell and nn elght-oar shell. The I
lour-oarcd shell will be rowed by four
of the old oarsmen In the club, while 1
tne eight will be from this year's men. i
The eight has not been picked yet. I
The four will be: 1, Forrest; 2, Wheut; I
3, Savllle; 4. U'ellforrt.
The full program Includes pleasure
boat races, lady coxswains, single ca?
noes, double canoes, single sculls,
doixoles, war canoe race, cunoe tilling,
[tub race, in which .lohnnlo Wlngo Is
j expected to star: swimming races
Iund diving contents.
! Every craft on tho river, filled with
enthusiasts, will be on hand.
Automobile Club Meeting.
A regular monthly meeting of the Rich?
mond Automobile (.'bib will bo held at the
? tub rooms, on Wett llroad Str?ot. Monday!
.??Minis. June 24. at S:S0 o'clock. Reports of!
.;.rious commitlres will bo recclvad, nnd ?
ether important business will be dispoird
01 Ht this meeting.
.Miss Brown Wins Prize. | !
The report of the. committee ot deci'lon,
In a prize eseny contest, lnuugurat?d si\
eral months ago by the Richmond branch
of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia.;
hag been made and the award of (V> for thej
best essay on "Enual- Suffrage." has been I
made in (avor of Mias Ruth Brown, of Page)
DEFEND TITLE TO
Winston and Whitehead Defeat
Bundy and Mclntosh in
(Special to The TlmeB-Dlspatch.)
Norfolk, June VI.?U. o. Whltehcad.
of Norfolk; and J. M. Winston, or
Chicago, formerly of Norfolk, success- |
tuliy dcrendoa their title as doubles
tcnn<s champions ot Virginia this
alternoon. u'ney defeated Nat Bundy, i
who yesterday won the singles cham?
pionship, and Charles F. -Mclntosh.
both of Norfolk, taking three out of
feur sets, ilundy and -Mclntosh had
gained the challenge privilege by de?
feating M. A. Agelasto and Charles
xunstall, both of Norfolk, three
straight sets earlier in the ^lternocn
In the final round. Tho victory this
afernoon gives Winston and White
head permanent possession of tne
doubles cups, and they also won It in
1D10 and 1911.
In the mixed doubles. Mrs. Wallin
ton Hardy and 11. U. Whitehead, of
Norfolk, defeated .Miss Portia Baldwin,
of Berry vllle, und T. I, Keller, taking
two straight sets. 'J'ht. consolation
singles were won by lt. L. Hoble, who
defeated T. L? Keller, two out of three.
Arter tho tournament this afternoon,
the vis'ting players were given a din?
ner and dance at the. Country Club
The scores In the matches were:
Final round, men's doubles. Mcln?
tosh and Bundy defeated Agelasto and
C. Tunstall, 6-3, 7-5. 6-1.
Challenge-round. men's doubles,
?> inston ano Whitelieao defeated
Buntly and Mcintosh, 2-6, 6-4. 6-1, T-s.
Mixed doubles, tinal round. .Mrs.
Hardy and w hltehead defeated Miss
Baldwin and Keller 6-1. 6-3.
? onsolatlon singles, it, I,. Dohle de?
feated T. U ??eileV, 6-S. 2-6; 6-1.
Southerner and Abe Boshes
Agree to Wrestle at Broad
Joe Grim, ot BlrmlnKhom, Ala., Is
here and reny to meet Abe Boshes
on tl.o mat. best two out of thre-o
tans. Tne aoutnerner is tar ngnter
man the man wno torn t ie measure
of Georg? Herbert In the handicap
match several days ago, but feels that
the ^disparity In weight will lie more
than made "up In his clovarness. The
men will get together Friday night,
very probably at tho ball park again.
Grim says that he has taken tho
measure of sor-e of the best men in
the game. He will weigh 133 pounds,
while Boshes has agreed to make 14,2
p undB of forfeit |26.
Mayer Pitches Both Games for
Pirates, Winning by Scores of
8 to i and n to a.
(Special to The TImes-Dlapatch. ]
Portsmouth. Va., June 22.?With
Mayer on the Illing 1'ne for the Pi?
rates, the crew of tho Mary Jane went
down in <tefcat In both games of a
double-header at Bland Park thU af?
ternoon, tho score of tho tlrat being S
to l, und tho second n to 2. The
A. b. It. H. O. A. E.
.1 0 0 2 6 0
.4 0 1 3 0 0
.4 0 0 13 0 0
.4 1 0 0 0 0
. :< o l o o o
.3 0 0 0 0 0
.3 0 1 0 3 2
.2 0 0 3 3 1
Maul., er. .
husky, c. .
I- ecker. rf. .. .
I Watson. If.
Score by Innings:
Norfolk . (
Portsmouth .. /.0
Douglas. Stolen bases
oe balls?Off Gastoh, i
heft (>n bases?Norfolk,
8 lilt by pitched
Struck but?By Gaston
Time of game. 1:10.
A. 13. B H. O. A. E.
S 5 27
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0?1
r 0 3 0 0 2 3 ??8 j
W?tson and I
; t'ff Mayer, 1.
2"; by Mayer. 6.
A.b. R. II. O. A. E.
Dodge, ss. 6
Blgble, lb. 5
Minion. 21). 4
Keller. If. 2
Slnub, of. 3
Wilson 3b. 4
husky, rf. 3
Woods, p. 2
?Flnnornn, p.. .. .
Mudgins, cf. ........ 4
Castro, 2b.'. 4
Douglas, lb. .. 5
Ccoper, 3b. 3
Grtrvin. c. 3
Mayer, p.. .. ; 4
1 0 0 0 0 0
9*23 8 4
A.3, R. H. O. A. K
.,'. i 2 2 3
Totals .36 11 16 27 13 .4
Batted for Woods lb ninth
(Continued on Second Page.)
FOB ONE Stil
Then Will Lay Off Until!
Official Schedule la f
NOTHING HEARD J
Letter Received Earlier in Weeky
Is Only Thing Known?-MiUa
on His Way to Kttsbiirgb "
for Conference?May Also
.Visit Baltimore on Re?
DY QUS MALDEKT.
.What la to bo the ultimate 1st? o?,_
the United States League? >
Frankly nobody seem* to tnnw.
There are a million statements, ^maaj
conflict lug. several Indicative o,t'a Kmc
and successful careor for th? orpSsal
of baseball, und others merely duhlouav!
having uo authentic source, nor ixaoe-i
able to any one Individual. Thu most)
fungible thing which haa acme .m^l
the reorganization movement la a let-i
ter from Marshall Henderson, lxu
which the head of the lague said thaW
six clubs were assured, and that the/'
teams would start playing regulars
scheduled games Thursday of thta*
There is plenty of enthusiasm, locals,
ly, and what Is more to the point tharoi
Is plenty of cash with which to tiiuvucc,
the local club. The unfortunate part;
of the entire transaction so far Is that
Information as to what la going on,
haa been woefully lacking. Richmond)
la anxious to welcome Richmond's as?
sociation with cities of the bigger ord?
er. Richmond has for many daya de?
plored the fact that Richmond wae
compelled to play baseball with cities
nowhere near her aize. Richmond haa
balked at this condlUon and warmly
I grcttcd the United States League
People Were Shacked.
Probably nothing so affected a pco
| pie as the announcement that the
United States League bad been wreck
j ed upon the rocks of in sufficient flnan
I clul bucking, nor was anything more
warmly rccolved than another an?
nouncement that the lcaguo was to be
reborn. Every fan in Richmond has
had his car to tho ground listening for
news from tho front, and so far they,
have been disappointed.
Ball players, twelve of them, under
the guidance of the gamest little
manag er who ever reached this town,;
have stuck nobly, yet nobly, together.'
believing in Richmond und waiting for
overdue salaries in the faith that
Richmond people would not let therm
go homo without what was coming to.
them. They are more anxious than
I any ono that the league should. be aJ
I SUCCSS. I
They have the moat at stake; for, j
should the plans now on foot not'
be successful, or never materialize,
they will not 0114)' bo, out the money
which is due them, but will be left
stranded In mldaeoson, when practi?
cally every bail club has completed 1
Its rosier of players and managers'
are not in the market for the ser?
vices of players.
Ml' 1.1 Leaves for Pittsburgh.
Morgan M'Us, who has worked long
I and hard to muko the league a suc?
cess, and <vho has been behind the'
move to g<t additional capital local-'
ly, left last night for a trip to Pitts?
burgh. He will confer with Hender-,
son and find out as nearly as be can
what is what. Returning, ho expects
to visit Baltiinoru to And out condi?
tions there. While there Is on hand
(10,00 to tloat tho olub, this money
was subscribed contingent upon the1
other rive cities doing the same thing.
This Is what Mills will try to ascer?
tain?whether Henderson has the
Time is moving along at a rapid
stride. July 4 with Its possibilities
is almost hero. To attempt to abort
the league after July 4 would be sui?
cidal. Intorest cannot be arouaed,
nor can it bo maintained It arouoed,
with a short season staring the fans
in the face. The time to begin oper?
ations is now. Either the otrier cities
spoken of as possibilities want to be
in the leaguo or they do not. In eith?
er caso something should bo known,
and known quickly.
Should Orn?p Opportunity.
Opportunity presents Itself once la
a while, but opportunity Isn't hover?
ing around all of the tlmo waiting
to be grasped. Frequently opportuni?
ty turns Into defeat. Tho United
Siatea Lcugue las an opportunity In
Richmond. Also. Richmond people are
long-suffering and forebearlng, but
they can't be fed on hot air all of
Mie time. Even though removed by
many miles from MlcJOUrl, they must
One thing is certain: the Rsba will
not go to Pittsburgh to-day. They will
remain hero If Newnhatn is able to hold
them together until tho pormanont of
clal schodulo goes Into effect, which
means that they will stay hero until
each club in the league is ready to post
the money, (2,000, which Honleraon re?
ported would bo demanded before a
franchise was Issued. Nnwnhain haa
done wonders In keeping the fellows to?
gether this long. It Is doubtful If even
his Influence will make them remain n
great deal longer unless there is some?
thing moro substantial forthcoming
This must not he taken" as an Indi?
cation that there is anything wrong In
Richmond, indeed, the one and only
fear Is that'conditions may not be ?0
favorable elsewhere. Bluntly, the men
who have agreed to nut up the money
to keep the club In Richmond want to
(.Continued on 8econd Pay*,)