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SIM LEEVFR IS
PEER OF 'EM All
erSets New Record for
OF GOOD SERVICE
Indiana Schoolmaster, Discovered
by Jake Wells, Sets National
League Wild Over His Achieve?
ments?Big Factor in Bring?
ing Barney Dpeyfuss to Foie
in Baseball World.
tor fourltt-n jvars Saasas! W. Lg? I .
drew a line. safBTSi lucrative salary fro.a
toe Pittsburgh baseball *SSnnl?*t1TB. fat
fourteen long ysarg Samu-l \V. BaVS
the Pittsburgh management UM
that ?u In Mm.
Records show tliat Sam gave quail!*,
not quan'.lt> Me could not conacienl.
ously pose as the Iron" rna/i of ths
team, nor did he. Mr. LeSSSf is a
modest chap, no; i i aaeum.ng of pre?
suming anything that *u* or Is no;
par', and parcel of Ulm.
8. W. L?eever began 11f*-. or rather Mr
working life, as a sch'. m t> i to r. Ma:.y
Indiana schooj "inarms ' have bSCOfDS
famous Iii song, po' iry ar.d history.j
History also tells us of a tew Haoalsrj
ecKoolir.asters w no have won fame by
diver ? arul sundry paths, but LssVSf
BBSSSd his nay to fame, glory sr.d
much ea*fi r.j and ?.??.ro-gt. ti... Laa* luil
While teaching the >oung idea* how|
to shv.t. Sam w.ts, steadily rehearsing
lion- to Hhoot a baseball so thai K
would travel tn puzzling and lortu-;
ous paths plateward.
At the rip..- an.I robust age of twwa-|
ty-flve, .-am l^-v.-r sign.-.I his Aral
contract ? t-j pitch professional bi>.. Oall
tor Richmond. Vs., then a number of
the Atlantic laeague.
His "debut' was a perfect success.'
The Lancaster lean.. managed by
Churl- - I. McKse, WBB the victim,
l^ev? r held it tn the hollow of his;
hand and eating out of It It was per-!
fsctly helpless and hapless before his
scholastic shoot* ar.d benders.
Three weak and wavertr.g singles. I
no runs and not a pitching error was;
charged up against him. a fine record
to etsck up In his In. tia.1 game. His
first year was a pronounced success. Of
the thirty-six complete games he
hurl-d. one-half were of a phenomenal!
order, ten of them were under fourl
In 1SSS Leever started out with
Richmond. His work was flee, awav
above the average in that circuit, in'
fact, it was so tine BBBt many "big
league managera had their ?eather eye
on this sedate young pedagogue, who
could hurl a ball U such a dextrous!
The Pittsburgh StatlSBSls landed the]
prize. They knew not how well they
bulld<-<t. they know- not wiiat * gem'
they drew. (
U aa < tub's Beat laaet.
Pitcher* of Leever? stamp ar> a
clubs beet asset, an ass. t that auds
class, stability Bai respectablllt i to
any line-up. club or Organization.
I^eever has kaaa la Pittsburgh wnat
Nichols and Young were to Boston,
what Mathewsor. :s to N?w York aai
what all of our preat and famous
hurlers of the paet have been t.. their
Of the eighteen game, that I>eever'
pitched for Maaaaaasl lr. i??*. at last
bat three, was as steady as the prover-:
(Contlnued on S?..?! Page i
DR. KILLSIM IS
AFTER Mi HART
Says Season Should Not Be Pre?
maturely Closed, as Game
Spcrtlng K?lit..r. The Timcs-DtsSStfcS):
Sir,?As a memb-r ?.f the Wtttj
Game Protective Association. 1
to raise n.y voice in prt>t<-f
the effort of Mcl>. Hart to n?>, the
same season In all the ? ? t>< ?
the State closed, jrports:n?-n tnrough
aut the Stste are very much pro-.- k- i
St the stan-i of Mr In t, taken with?
out the consent of ihe association. ?f
which I am sure he is an officer. There
is not any great scarcity of mm-- as
Mr. Hart would mak. BsaVsa, MS IBS
weather has h*?-n so Wm%4 t:
tirds are still SB the swsmps. Mr.
Hart, of all men. Is the last to ItSBsa
to in regard to game ;,rot. . t l .n. M
Hart has had the month of Novealor
to hunt tn. and in the terrltori. ?
has Infested there is doubtless s
scarcity of game for. I?t It be known
by all the sportsmen of the Mate that
the gentleman raising this howi uses
a twelve-bore, fail open, autotnattc
gsn to slaughter quail with Tha ma?
jority of true sportsm? n are now using
the twenty-bore gun. making ths bag
cosne down to about Aftcen birds q>i!y.
an?, ossldss. the birds snot St are hu
msnsly kUled, and sre not wounds*!, to
ga off and die snffertns ss when aa au?
tomat! gun Is used
la conclusion. 1st me say thai -
Is not sn slsrmtng scarcity of htMs.
and breaking np of the cosrsys hy kill?
ing some off An** g?o?l. because It is
known thst- birds do not pair off in
tha spring wh?? the ,..\<-- ? are ?liow.1
to remain Int?.: *? fiirkrjs. tbey
sr? more plentiful Ibis s-s?on thsn I
ever saw them Let..r.- BTsSBs Mr Msrt
throws Ids ??itmtnilk sway an-: us*s
his tnfluenee to have the Ur',?Ut'i'e
psss a hill proh.bttlns th. I- u.e *.
.an aspect the s>pr?rt of the sports
men Sot before. %. U HlU*htS*.
Shenandoah Valley Academy Football Eleven
Success in Fogel Case Insures
Case Is to Be Heard.
j New York. December 7 ?Basehaii
"'(ai.5" hare, arc- expecting interesting
?1'vclupm- nty w hen the annual meeting
of the National I>-.igue convenes Mon
?ia; . Headed by Jas. tlaffney. owner of
the Boston team, some of the mae
BatSS am\e<i her- to-dn>. and infor
... rfer. :. :n preparation for tt?e
matters to be taken up at Mondays
BbsatigSJ wer.- begun. Uf these tae
nott important Is the election of a
president, and while several names
t have Leen mentioned for the position.
. the general talk Is that T norme* J.
Lynch, who succcssfu.ty led the fignt
, to force Horace Foee.. tne fh?adel
jPliia president, out of the leag ie, win
Ike ie-eie.-te.i ?',|n" it mu. ?. opposi?
1 Anothe. matte. .? be taken up is the
cm "f Kuger Breaaakaa, who was
i.ergej frsss t..i ;?!:!.on ofrrian
i ager of the M Lou.s i.\.r.iinal.-. arter
(serving one yesr. and who claims t -at
: under a flve->ear contract be is enli
t.ed t- $10.. at tlO.OO-i a year, to
? : ? : with Ig per cent of the pronts
of lust years .arnin-s. l.om .Mrs.
Britto?, owner of the club. Bresnatiar.
Is comir.K to New York. It is said, wttti
;.!??>. : to prevent his case, and it is
;.!t? il Baal .?fr- i:iitton will nave a
lafaat on h;ind als?
Another matter that may come up Is
that -t the eaSStraiSS81 between Garry
MernBaaa, ptaattttM at the Cm m
aati, aad Ckariaa vT. M srptnj. presi
.,. mi ? ' UN CMsSsM team, over the
. - ti ? Tmk-r fr-.rn the <*uhs
Ig tl < R"i?. According to a story
trags CM Herrmann has ~?ome
thinrr up his i^tVf," which will in
.! . t se tee f.imou.i
OF G?I SEASON
Shortage of Birds Causes Super
visors to Take Advantage
of State Laws
Ts? "open' hoarins ???f?n fer wile game
'n Vlrrltils wit: net rem?In ..pen for the
Geeste e' gaaa ?ripoatea *r the State laws
si <sen ef rbe prerogative eraatej the ?u
t^riteon n' eeeji eeest* Is tk* Mat* te
,. . - ? ih.x J .m ??)? a
- ? V'mroee epaee* the se?
ihe StA!? !??? ererlife f?T?l* ptsasjh
' h* estti? Um? ss alieteg ST the
Will Try to Reorganize Phillies.
If Not, Syndicate Ready
Philadelphia. Penn . December 7.?
The Philadelphia National League
Uasebai: Cl-!> will he completely reor?
ganized hefore December ML This
announcement was made offlcialy to?
night by Foe-el. who has charge or
Starting to-morrow. Horace S. Kogel,
former president of the club, w-ill ad?
vertise stock in the club for sale to
Philadelphia fans at $100 per share. 1
If by December i Foeei has not com?
pleted tne reorganization ef the cluo,
in this way. a syndicate of Phlladel
, pria. bankers, headed by H. D. Uallour.
and in w?ich Governor Tener is inter
PS test, will purc/.ase the club for;
! $1.000.'0o. MM>Wt of whkh amount;
! wi.l pay for the franchise. |
j The B&lfour-Tener syndicate holds
I an option on the club.
I For the brief space of an hour to- |
j day there was a rumor afloat here ?
that the Balfour-Tener syndicate had j
I bought the Phillies for a million, but;
; it was later disproved when Fogel an- i
! nounced his reorganization plans.
Mr. Baifour denied that the syndicate'
i had bought the clab. as did FWgSl and |
A. D. Wiler. new- president of the Phil- i
Although the actual sale of taw, club!
did not take place to-day. Ko?ert A.
Baifour ar.d other Philidslnhlans may;
purchase it The outcome of tn? j
dicker hinges upon the success of UM
organization plans of Mr. Fogel and
! bis .company.
Fogel is piannlng to organize a
million-dollar corporation. modele.l
upon the :ines of the L'nlted Mates
Steel Compsny. One thousand shares
w:Il be p! . ?? i "ti sale at $1"0 per
share. Advertisements will be in?
serted in the newspapers outlining tne
scheme and an organization will he ef?
fected with a president, vloe-presmen',
secretary-treasurer and board of di
Tho Baifour syndicate, meanwhile. ;
wii; await the reorganization efforts
I of Mr. Fogel If he does not succeet
' Mr Baifour has first option to pur?
chase He hss offered $1.000.<>A0 for
th' frsnchlse and park
HAVE GOOD RUN
Deep Run Dogs Lead Merry
Hunters Over Sporty Coune
:>>e I>eep S in ^.o-iB<tS m?t > ?Stergay Bf
.. uissa at "The VMMtact" as Broad street
R.ad Tas cears* was a eerr attraattTs
nae. laytag tbroarn the rV> owisg farms
-. a ?rr.lrS'g MSsTS sr 1 Wl. lams'" The
ISM ? ws? In %o?-1t a sr?J ths seeoaS was
Is Woodlsed. and led fmtn there Utreafh
\/"am a rtakley'f. th? Cssatry CHS. tbs
lla'anoe balsg ? >?<?.:? (It. ml'es Huntsman
rtMrrsiaa had sat saves sad a aaa? saaptsa
- tw-'v h were rwy rast
g O Harris as I^eaMinr IV? . M?at
|e rssapWli. cm IsSJp; wautaw. N?
i >nk? ssd Hwatasyaa Tberataa,
IM ARE RUMORS
; Everything and Everybody May
Be Traded if Talk Heard
May Be Believed.
Chicago, DrOfmbrr :._when the
American League assembles In annual
; session Tuesday one of two things will
Ireaull?the meeting will be the live?
liest in baseball since the "war davs" .
[ar it artti la.-t just long enough ".or'
i the club owm rs to vote approval of!
'the ?BSiaaliaiM and annual report of
'President Ban Johnson.
M^r. (Jess la Iht le.-.pue predict both. I
depending upon tfteij- Irjnior. The at-!
Irr.osphere is as full of trade talk as
lit is of soot, but to r:in down anything j
?definite would, tax the resources of a!
I real detective agency.
It will not surprise many if the ;
league takes drastic action to!
I strengthen the New York Yankees, j
even to the extent of transferring.
Hack J?nnings there and send<n? I
U i!d Bill Donovan to Detroit as
T:.:s de^i was forecast before,
Donovan was released by Detroit to
secure some managerial experience In.
the International League, and although ;
denied then, has bobbed up serenely.
The American League money barons j
feel keenly thu- tti w York Is the base?
ball Golconda. an ! do not Intend to |
elt Idly by and u.itch the silver horde |
stream into the coffers of the National
League, as it now d?ea A great lead- j
er like Jennings, erltk a strengthened;
team, would make the Yankees a con?
tender, if not a aeanaal winner, and ?
shut the two-b:t pieces Into Frank
i Karreil s b-iX office in 1*12 and 1914.
If the SaaeM fai. to repeat next year
a winning team in the American
League would g-t the money.
Another rumor is that Sam Craw?
ford. Detroit s ?.:.,g^er right fie der.
will draw hla salary from Comaker
next season. Wtm will be trade?! for
"Waboo' Sam. has not been mentioned,
but if Chicago can g. t the Kansas
i Thumper. Sam wil: more.
The release of Pins; Hodie by the
Whit, sox will be officially announced,
urHtoubtedK. The fence buster's fall- ,
ure thl.< year heralded his return to tbs
Although denied hy Maaaaer Steal.
" fContlrineit orT Third Page)
O'Connor's Suit Against j
Hedges to Go on Trial
leather rhapter aeoe will he I
written la the Waee-la-M.-Leass
?Iram?. "Be Be hall aarf the law.
aeewreltea to Atteraey Herare f
P>fr wko re-preaeate Jack OToe
enr te hla aght to eolleet ea as ??
ager ef the Uro was.
The ??nn r raee ?rebsbly will
I he heard early In Jeaasrt. mm4 erfJI
he la?ere?iiea. leeamuek aa It S'eBS
Isee te he the Sr>f gdafj ae.lt trVe hs
ba.et.all a tare the war aar? ??' ISO-'
til other a?aaare*?aarafa eee-r raa
relea eoetrerta here heea Beetle*
?at of eonn. hat '> ' oasa>r srapeeaa
to Sekt hla reae la (he riril eowrte.
0*t eaaer waa o>a>na>4 followlaa
the I a|a>fe hatttaa rr>l~.oe la the fall
of lOie That .leek an aot mtii?.
1 alkie for the kettle* treae-af?, how -
ner, *??? tadl. ate* h? the rteaa
Mil of k.~altk wbteh he ineliea
fross Ree kt ?*?ee then
tri oaeor hea He llaerf fa settle with
< ..i. o. I Heeke?.
"Sheet the a*e fhwa. ar aatbhsa." I
Jaek tele tffaraey Dree.
Welcome Middlesboro in Appa-;
lachian League?Poulios Now
Altar Walt Evans.
Bristol. Va.. December 7.?It is now
settled that Micdlesboro. KJ".. will
have a team in the Appalachian Base
bail League during the 1!?13 season.
Recently the directors of the league
were invited to vote upon the ques-l
turn by mail of granting the Asnevtlle.<
N. C association a release from the
league and substituting Middlesboro.
The proposition carried by a vote ofj
5 to ?. Accordingly, the franchise of
the Asheville team has been trans- i
ferret: to Middlesbor j. dome weeks
ago Um Ashex ilie organization asked,
to be released, its purpose being to
enter the Caroline association.
Middlesboro is regarded as one of
the best baseball towr.s in the country.
The only difference in the spirit of
Its promoters and the promoters of
the other teams In the Appalachian
I>ague is that Mi-idlc sboro is accus- j
tomed to t'undav playing, while the
custom has been foreign to the Ap- j
palachian Leeague. and would be re?
belled against by probably a large
majority of the patrons of the game
In the towns represented.
While the Carolina papers have made
various excuses for the des're of the
Asheville organization to get out of
the league, one of which was that
the league was not fast enough to
stilt Asheville. It is observed that the
Asheville team was each season to?
wards the bottom of the list when
pennant awarding time rolled around
The fans In Bristol, which ras had the
beat paying grounds in tne league
seem well pleased with the idea of
x ceptirg Middlesboro Into the league
Jim Poulios, the Greek wrestler, who
threw Joe Turner. middleweight
champion, here on Thanksgiving night,
is now ttch'ng for a bout with wait
Kvans. the Southern champion His
promoter has written and wired Evans
at Knoxvllle. but has received no re?
ply. Poulios seems Inclined to the be?
lief thst Ilvsns Is not very anxious for
a rnat h. after seeing what he did to
T-irner. Poulios says he 's willing to
meet Kvans. either In Bristol or In
Knoxvllle. and that he is anxious to
receive an acceptance of his chal?
ABOUT THE JOB
Does Not Deny That He's in Line
for Murphy's Post
Chsgi. SM N C rser-ssSer * -!?si Cart
I avell CaeoMna?? ath'ettc Slee^'sr. >lim?1
I rrmm Phi:ad' nt-.'s tale arternnsa after a
week's vtstt te hts ?"?* -amplss grsssSa i
I STse* e?stlim*M relate** <? tea r?sorts
apr'sa aensacast by the fSHadi s?I lo BSgWaj ?
t? tSe .See, iSat ft* Sag asssii I 1 aarphT '
SS he.,1 fSSJSS St ?''Sa ?thl.tl.-s. fce ISfSSSdl
t" 'neinrts tn? ?r-wt st sssjatre.li ressylag
.ha- ?- a ?? ' ?
SWrhtS the ha?tt>*b?. season He ? ' .tea
I >??- S?t as elsssi st ef sscvrtslstj Sanaa
aoasM tw ?r.pssWna. rastsaiM ta> aader a
11?? years' rosteset sr*m rare las sltk Saif
?( tk* ceauact is t*i*M. i
TO MIKE RECORD
Prospects Bright for Best Quint
in History of College?Hard
Trinity College. Durham. N. C, De?
cember T.?Varsity basketball at
Trinity begins next Tuesday.
As the 1912-13 season draws nearer
and neaier, the r>ajiketbail team 1*
rapidly working itself Into a, power?
ful righting and smooth-running ma?
chine. This is not all: for the team
will be composed of some of the eool
<st-headed men ever seen on the local
floor. By the time the first game is
played Tuesday night with the Dur?
ham T. St. C. A. Coach Brinn. him?
self an old Trinity star player, will
place on the floor one of the best
rounded teams that has ever repre
aented thla college on the basketball
The great fsstsjg of coaching, a thing
which a Trinity team has hitherto
seen very" MtUe of. is already visible
to those who have been watching MM
team during its dally practices.
Another great factor which will work
toward the success of this team, is
the fact that no one hau his place
cimhed. and that rvery member of
(Continued on Second Page.)
HAS DEST ELEVEN
Shenandoah Institution Wins
Championship, Losing Only One
Contest in Eight Played.
incheeter. ti. December 7?me!
Shenandoah Valley Academy football
team is the championship team of the
Valiey of Virginia for this season.
Tho :gh there "s no other means ?>.' de
'??ig this except from compara?
tive scores, there Is no other team that
can hope t > claim it. >hetiand.'ah Vai.ey
Academy defeated both of the teams
?ear W m bester which she p.eye??
Randolph-Mecon Academy by |H and
Hassan ;tten Academe by ,2<-o. The
latter team tied Stvunton Military
Academy Staunton Military Academy
defeated Augusta, and this teesn bad
beater. Flahburae decisively Kan
dolph-Macon Academy also playeo
Ftauatat to a eery oloae scare j-'
lost a doubtful victory to that te?,.
The Shenandoah oadats have pla>ed
el git games and won seven of the
lot Randolph-Maaon A'-adesav. l?st?
ern High Hrheoi of Washington. St
James Vhool. Bea.1 High Softool ?last
rear nhamploas of Eastern Mar j lane'.
Winchester High School, and Meesa
nutten Academy srere ail defeated sy
sectsive scersa. The Kpieeopsi i?:gn
fw-hooi was the aaly tea es to defr it ra
radets Th?? hundred aad aaaaapxj Ski
points were ?coretl against >l<M-nlii'
b then ..pponenta
n il lam FYye Hunting of Mrist?i.
Vs. ?ae ef nie cleverest aaapasaasri
arhool i.lavers in *ht- State, led Ih*
team, and J ? Sent ley af the Vir?
ginia Mllitarv Inetn-it- coachen S
The t-am ?>? ?? . - ojt 141 poaada
sulp pad waift??
Enthusiasts Feel That
Should Play Here.
Big Game of South Would Draw
Tremendous Crowds Here.
V. M. U V. P. L and Wash?
ington and Lee Urged to
Stage Battles on Local
By tit | M A I.BERT.
Richmond wants more real football
Counting Richmond as the tirat city
of the State and knowing that l:i<_h
mond Joes support football?football of
the better sort?the demand does not
seem unreasonable. Last season, for
some reason unknown. Richmond saw
but one of the leading colleges of the
State In action? Unit erslty of Vir?
ginia. Virginia Polytechnic Institut.-,
Virginia Militarv Institute. Washing?
ton and Lee University severely let
Richmond stone, and Richmond resents
We are rather proud of ourselves In
Richmond, proud of what wc have
achieved: proud of the growth of th-?
city: proud of the many Institutions
In the States toward which Richmond
contributes a not Inconsiderable por?
tion, and we feel that these same in?
stitutions owe something to the capi?
tal of the State, it is highly probaiuo
that th" alumni of esoh of these In?
stitutions in Richmond outnumber the
alumni at any other given point: just
another reason why Richmond sliould
In a very few days the newly ciected
managers will be at work arranging
schedules for next season, and It
because of this that we arc dwelling
upon the subject in ham! now There
j can be no good reason why Washing?
ton and Lee. V. P. I., V. M I. or ths
' University of Virginia should not play*
! at least one game each here. The ac
I commoJstions are as good rf not better
than can be secured anywhere else, the
people are ready to pay the price and
are anxious to see the elsTSDS But.
more than that. It will give an oppor?
tunity to those who are unbiased to>
judge of the relative merits of ths
That the faculty allows but a er
tain number of days for the teams to
leave college, we know. But that in
arranging the out-of-town games the
management could think seriously of
Richmond, the money which could be
made here, not to mention the satisfac?
tion it would give an anxious alumni,
we also recognize. H is not merely
that Richmond is entitled to consider?
ation: it is good business for the
The one big game in this immediate!
vicinity next season, aside frjm the>
Georgetown-Virginia and the annual
Thanksgiving Day affair with Carolina,
is the Virgin.a-Yanderlilt game. Th?3
has bc-n arranged for Charlottesville.
(?Vntinued on Third Page.)
ONE BI6 CONTEST
Conference at University Reaches
Conclusion That Only Rivals
Play Best Game.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Charljttcsvllle. Vs.. December : ?
There was held a.: the University of
Virginia this week a conference of rep?
resentatives from four State univer?
sities 01 the 8 >uth for the rturpose of
-ndeavorlng to bring before the puhlio
the true educational value of athletics.
The representatives present were Pro
febjsor Bak-r. from the University of
South Carol iaa: Professor Royster.
from the University of North t'srotlaa;
Professor Morris, from the Unh erslty
of Georgia, and Dr. William A. Lam?
beth, for the University of Virginia.
Plans for emphasizing the educa?
tional side of athletics were dlsru??<-d.
and It was decided to draw up resols
Mons bearing oa the subject Dr Levra
besh was appointed to draw up thssa.
resolutions, and will soon have them
!n form for the press.
At the c-mference is was ? xplsinsSV
that only athr?tk c-vr.tests beiw?e?
teams who are real rivals dsn be either
'or*, 't wss sa!J. the athtetlr
o? a allege should be ar
> ? . view pi workspg up ta>
rV.-;?e s actual rival, and stl
eats prior to tbls should ba
>r?ps-at!on for It That Is ths
i with the large Fastem asl
For Instarte?. Harvard?
|*ct is to win from Tale sral
? >--?<- r * ?? ? - *
1 Bat 'r 'he !*aath sthleeV*
and : - rtt tabs