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THE TIMES riUXDED ISM.
TUE DISPATT?TFOTrNT>ED :
RICH.MOM), VA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1913.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
Griffin Lays Plans to Get Best Results From Team
GRIFFIN IS WORKING
FOR STRONG OFFENSE
IN LINING UP COLTS
Hopes to Get Jump on Other Teams in League by
Getting Every Ounce of Fight Out of Men.
Everybody Must Help.
By (jus Malbert.
'. .ving practically completed his learn from a playing standpoint,
Si -riffin took a day off during the wx-ek and after studying the
mg\ ra< style sheets, dec idi-d upon the sartorial embelishments -of his
Colt-) foi loi.C He has ordered the uniforms, though the fortunate
possess*^ of the contra? t is left unnientioned. At home the prospective
leaders <A the Virginia League will eant on the greensward wrapped in
snow white, with here and there a suggestion of black. On the road
the \ w ill wear a sombre gray. with black also appearing. It took Steve
ionsiderablc time to finally arrive at this conclusion. Last year it was
the boast of Ja? k < .rim that even though he could not lead the league
in ihc percentage Column, he would give somebody an awful chase to
boat him to it when it came to a question of style. Steve is strong for
the style argument himself and he is going to dress the men on his pay?
roll a.-, becomes the men who are to win a pennant.
Ifis New Line of Attack.
Just at present Orif is working on a novel line of attack, which he
believes will prove something of a surprise to the other members of the
league. Confidently Steve is strong for unified play. He is a great
believer in having the battle all planned lx-f?jre the attack begins.
Ii., -i kill, in-ide batet?!!, nyi < ",rif. is just outguessing the other fellow;
making him think that you ?lon't know what he is going to do, when
\< are really wise to even move he will make. Added to this must
be ability to do things when the other fellow thinks you "ain't."
As we have told on several occasions Steve is not after a dub which
will hit lK>yond the coveted .,v*> mark next season. Heretofore most
of the managers in the local field have gone out after men who could
slam the ball all over the lot. but who were woefully lacking in consist?
ency. Take for instance the club which Jimmie Sullivan brought
here and which caused considerable trouble. Lor more than half the
season the men were pounding the pill for immense averages, but when
the total result was figured it was found that the other fellow was
scoring the runs.
< ?riffin came here at the end of that season. George Cowan was
given nominal charge of the team. Naturally the case was hopeless
that late in the season and things drifted along, the club finishing a poor
fourth. That was in IQII. Grit then and there decided that some?
thing more than stickers was needed on a pennant-winning club. He
tried to get the ?iesired result last season, but unfnvard circumstances
kept hirn from accomplishing all" that he started out to do.
Will Have an Average Club.
The coming season he will start with a ImII club which should hit
about JftO. lb will have speed and he will have sense, a combination
burn whiiJi almost attvthing can be made. Defensively the team will
K about the best Richmond has had in years, provided, of course, the
?fa hen rneasure up to expectations, Now, then, Steve is working on ,
his attack. Feeling sure tliat the opposition will have to earn every
run scored, he is not bothering from that standpoint, but is putting his'
encrgv into finding .1 uav for his club to score.
It is practically certain that Tennant, if he comes back, will be the
leadoff man. Bob is fast and his speed counts when it comes to getting
on. Following Tennant will proliably fx.- Doc Newton, whose expe?
rience, coupled with his ability, is almost certain to advance the man on
the bag. Arthur Smith, should he be with us, and repx>rt says that he i
will, is to be the third man on the list. Arthur's sticking will always
keep him close to t'i?- 300 mark and. with a man on second, he will be
dangerous to any flinger who is willing to take a chance and let him hit.
Should he hit, the run is scored, and should he get a walk, that will be
two on. with the cleanup man following.
Steve Cleanup Man.
Steve is the logical cleanup individual. The fact that he let! the
league last se ason make - him immensely valuable in this place and prac?
tically assures a score if there is anybody on when he comes up. Fol?
lowing Steve. John Raley will be placed. Those who followed Raley
last season atitl watched his work, even though he was suffering from
appendiVitis practically all of the year, realize what he should be now
that he is well. Bresnahan will In? sixth and as this lad can hit. he will
give Charles, in seventh place, somcthingto workon. Of the battery, the
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R E D WALKER IS
Former Washington Outfielder
Regains Batting Eye on Coast
anfl Will "Come Back."
'Special to The Time?-I.)isp?tch.i
Bristol. Va . January 2i. Nrw^panrr
ctipptngs and privat?- letter* :?? rele
tvr>?t here reveal that few young men
hare gone from the South to try their
lu< ?< i I'.??if). < leagues *ha* hj'f
be?n eo ?uo?-eeeful aa <"larcn~e <Hed>
Walker, recently of the Washington
Americans il<- has recently "< in?rhed"
wo or three (amn that had apparenrlv
heen lost !<? the San fi-rfr . Bear? hy
opportune slugg-ina. It?ri was one of
two players who smashed t-> < ?ti*re*t?-ld
fence with the pill and r-olleeted a toy
rtde In *t handosinr touring <ar -hro'iah
portion* <?f fCalifornia. In one crame
last week, as ?hown by a San ego
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SPIDERS LOSE TO
Aehlarrd. \a . ->am:ary a The Tel?
tow Jackets' quint defe?,'~d rti. hmond
<-..|1.g-? ' ? ? r? ifc- r ? ' he first of the
< hampton?htp game. I,;.- The n . erwbelm
ing s. ore r?f ? to It When the game
started It looked aa though it would
he a reeaS <ontest. aa neither seals,'
Stored for the 9r?i three mini tee. and
then It was the * Heers that drew ?rat
Mood, when TI fiery shot goal from a
dlfrV?n engte After that the SpHf.,
fce.'f' x ?h'.* ?..' in ?lw.it two
f ll ;-ea ' aptam Mtlli an raptured the
?rat one f..t the VetL.w .ta ke!. TVs
seemed |t. rtjt lifo inl- tk <? 'earn,
end they shot two of three in ou<
ai'"a^t, until Pmea got has lea;
hwit. eh?h 'leeayed she gams e eh.rt
fn tha Mrst half tha
only two seid peats and two foule. I
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Appalachian League Cham?
pions Put Backers in Hole
I.ynohburg. Va.. January 3S ?The
financial fatement i??u?fi several day*
aco ty :h# association hacking the
Bristol tram in the Appalachian League.
whi< h won the pennant last season,
dispels the idea that Bristol was play?
ing a cheap team and makes it much
easier to understand why the Appalch
lan champions were able to wallop the
life out of Roanoke. the Virginia l?eagu*
< hampior.p. in a post sesson series of
game. In**ead of Kei'ig a rheai>er
..iitS' Brisioi's team p-ot ably cost more
money a month than did Roam. ;c
despite the far* that the Appal, hi.in
provided for a salary limit something
(Cor.liruod on Second Page I
CA TO TRY
TO GET BACK COP
The Krgll?h motor boat Mjpl? l,nf
TV last summer a on t he Hr ti?h Interna
ttonsl iropRV defeating the Ankle
Baby B-'iar '- II. and Baby Ke
lle^ire III at Hunimglop. Th?- Motor
boat Club of A rueri.a at once challenged
for a race this year, and will send th e*
fast boats to rave in the Soknt against
the Bnush defenders. Kran<e aae < hal?
lenged. and It ts esperied that ether
countries will be represented In thai
International contest The trophy ts
ernbternaitc of the championship of the
world The Maple Leaf IV. was not
a' her beet while In these waters, owing
t? a broken rudder, but she was fast
M measured astro .aerne averaged
than fort*-eta naotfcsi w
three statute miles ar,
the mark that ArnerVwa vactitsrnen
hers to aim for to be successful In the
KENNEL SHOW FOR
NEXT STATE FAIR
Local Owners and Lovers of
Thoroughbred Dogs Will
Thor" arc atronfc hope.* that the Vir?
ginia State Kair As-<x iati'>n Waal hold,
at the next Sta'e Kair. a kennel nhotr
under the rule* of the American Ken?
nel Club, of New York.
Letten? have been received here from
?I Marvin Luke, chairman of the Nor?
folk- Portsmout h Kennei Asko< iation.
in which Richmond dog lover* have
been requested to take this matter up
wi'h the fn': ..??ion. and offering
them many vaiuaolc suggestions. At
the neit kennel *hnw in Norfolk.
April IT. I? and is of thi? vear. many
valuable doga will be shown from all
par's of the I'nited Slates
Should the State Kair Association
Pinehur*?. N C. January 33 The,
Tebrue'V s. hrd-:> of tournaments ts J
an Imp. rtant one starting on t?<e ?jth t
with the ninth annual St Valentine*
?ingle* tennis, and the jsth. 27th end
?nth men ? single* Trap shcoting orvu
pie* every Monday ami Tie Whistle
and Silver Foils golf events Mondays
and 1 'reedsys. ?Ith frequent rifle and
pistol handicaps Polo, has*bail and
seiestr*an gymkhanas ete ease s-he
'ontinued on Second Pag"
Oolf Tournament, wkeee immediately
precedes a similar event for women.
On the teth. fsth and :ist are women *
Amateur Baseball Magnates
Have Busy Session Before
Them at Gathering.
REPORT OF RULES COMMITTEE
Many Changes Suggested, In?
for Four Club Leagues.
The Amateur Baseball Corn mission
will meet Thursday night at 8 :15 o'clock ,'
M\ the office of the sporting editor of
The Times-Dispatch. President, .Italiet ,
H. Hill, who issues the call, makes a
special request that the members of j
the commission be on hand promptly, t
He argues, and very properly, that .
much time has been lost heretofore '?
through tardiness on the part of the ?
commissioner*. The. set hour is al- ,
ways regarded as an approximate and
not a definite appointement. Many of j
the members drift into the meeting '
late, and. as a result, even though
some work has been accomplished,
it must be done over again so that I
the late comers may familiarize them?
selves v.-ith what has happened. Presi- 1
dent Hill requests that, realizing this I
waste of time, everybody be on hand
promptly. It will require less than an
hour to do the work.
One of the things which the commis?
sion will act upon will be the report of
the rules committee, which recently
held" a meeting While the number
of ? hanges recommended arn limited, :
several are of vast importance. One of
the recommendations Of the committee
hi that all leagues, as f?r as possible.
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Local Timber Smashers Take
Kindly to Intercity Series
With seven five-man teams already
organized in Richmond to take part
in the intercity bowling tournament to
be held in "Washington beginning Feb?
ruary 10. and with two teams coming
from Petersburg. Virginia and the
cities directly interested will be well
represented. Knowing the ability of
the men who will enter from Richmond
and Petersburg, those close to bowl?
ing affairs in the three cities taking
part?Baltimore. \t ashington and Rich?
mond? freely assert that the name of
ope of the Rh hmond teams will be
found close to the top when the finish
Bowling enthusiasts here are anx?
ious to get the tournament in 1914 for
Richmond. Their success will depend
largely upon the showing made by Rich?
mond this year. The intercity tour?
ney, it is hoped, will take the place of
the National Bowling Association. This
organization, which has gradually less?
ened in power and influence and is
now practically out of existence, usu?
ally looked after bowling interests in the
Ka<t. while the American Bowling Cam
grees did the same thing ir> the West
The intercity tourney, while starting
as a three-city affair, will grow, eay
the men who know and will eventually
take in all of the larger ? iries in thi?
section of the country, affiliating with
the American Bowling Congress.
Branch In Ksst.
The distance to r>? traveled and the '
consequent loss of time from business,
offers a practical inhibition, so far as
f-Jaetern bowlers taking part in the I
A. B. C. tourney is concerned. There?
fore, it is essen'ial that b branch of'
that organization be established in the
BSSe . This will >>e the aim of the inter
<i*v tourney. Kntry blanks for the
Washington meet are here. They may
he had from President Mam Williams,
of the Richmond Bowling Association,
or from the Newport or Palace bowling :
alleys Naturally, the gerater number'
of men taking part from Richmond. '
the greater Richmond's chances of
landing the next tournament. The.
distance is not. great, the ?-ost small,
and all bowlers from Richmond and
Petersburg will be allowed to roll on
one nigh;, neceesita'ing the loss of but
a few hours.
Mere is a chance to do something
real to advance Richmond's stand in
the howling world. Kntries close on
Kehruarv 3. BS it is the duty of sll who
would lielp to All the blanks prompt ly
and send them in. It is an opportunity
which doesn't come often, and Rich?
mond will be judged by the msnm-r in
which her bowling enthusiasts a rail
themselves of :h;s opportunity.
I Y. M. C. A. Athletics. I
Some excellent records were msde by
th? (ontcstatits in the indoor m ?e*
held in the gymnasium last night. T -If
Reddin secured four first pie- ?nd
won the meet with a total of ? points.
K. r. Foerter was second, with is 1?
points. r?. P. HeaM third, with ? l-f
point> and f. W Kahn end K A K>ii
lirwn tied for fourth, wtth ? !-? poin'e.
Twent --? 1 daeh Final hegt won
bv MM second. C. W. Kahn . third.
iContinued on Fourth Pegs >
Festere Wies (lim*.
Manssss?. Va . Isimary S - Line up
and summary. F.eetem againet Fred
en, k?burg .
Reetern Position Frwder burg
\;< t i"Tltt... right forward .. Rawfings
Kihier. Isfl foremed . .. Marew
Ruseeff .Mght gttard. Rale
Hooker left gwerd .Roll ?.
Ooels fror.i tone Rltenoor J \:
Devltt. 7. Ki'-ler. RewllTigw "ecrev and
Rollins I. I-ree t.i?r? - \fcDe*ltt.T.
?*.e-? tings Referee. Mr Johnson
of eelies. twewtr mismhes
Mc Dwelt C test si n s mal asm fee
a year Of mere, has signet up aits) the
Brooklyn hietionaf Lewsgae stub said
anil report for duty Mar 1>
Automobile Exhibition Here
Will Be Given Send-Off by
SIXTEEN ARE ENGAGED
Best Talent in New York Se?
Featuring Richmond's first automo?
bile show will be a cabaret entertain?
ment. Sixteen of the very best ,
artists New York can afford have ?
been engaged to furnish amusement ,
to the visitors to the exhibition, which
wRI be held here February 1T-22.
Messrs. Blenner. Foster. Alport and
Manager T. B. Hutchison, saw this
double octette of specialists, at work
and a* once came to the conclusion;
that they were good enoiiph for ltich
niond. Of course, it i.- going to cost I
money, hut the men behind th>- local (
show are in the Bell first to make the.
show a success. They will count the I
There will be singing and dancing '
and other features too numerous to ?
mention. The troupe of cniertainers
were first seen at the Martinique Hotel
and created such an impression that,
they as individuals and as an organiza?
tion have been flooded with offers.
The.local committee got busy and got
the manager's name to a contract be?
fore anybody else knew what was go?
ing on Hut this will be just one of the
Decorator Visits Here.
Decorator Seidwit?. who w;ll furnish
'Continued on Second Page ?
Will Have Charge of Track
Team and Probably Base?
ball ? Prospects Bright.
Prospect* are very bright at Bene- j
: dictine for track and baecbali.
lieorg.. Schenck. of the Medical Col-,
lege of Virginia, has l>cen engaged to
<oach the track team, and under his
care Bcnedistine should give a good
account of itself In the Blues-Richmond
College meet, to be held within the next
month or ?o.
S..me twelve or fifteen men are out
for the track, and Coarh Schenck ;
thinks he has some good material In
i this squad.
The outlook for a good ha?ehall team
j S> sweat encouraging, as all of last year*
men are bi^k at school, and thi* wi*h
the addition of now men. will make a
lively fight for position on the team of
Ber.e-ti. tin* ? fortune's in securing
the service* of Mr. hv-heiiek for track
work, and very probably he will coachi
the baseball team.
hall and a
eagi r.g r*g?
re*. The who** teem played
a* one machine, the C. C.
eating ir. or. aetooariv ?an.i
aoeo- pretty aaasssag. Ps' :*c
thetr guard, doing some ?'?r :
The floe ? > ?ra here e fln*> range A* j
so far thi* ***son. Saving played eight
game* and teat only two. those being
hr vary rssrrow nwgiaa. Tea record :,
Moeeenher a, H i eilaore tt.
on Third Page?)
THORPE PLAYED WITH
ROCKY MOUNT TEAM
DURING TWO SEASONS
Almost Conclusive Proof That Olympic Star Has
Been Professional Ball Player?A. A. U. Will
Start Investigation at Once?Cancels Date.
THORPE WILL BE PROTESTED
NEW YORK. JANUARY 15.?JAMES THORPE, THE
CARLISLE INDIAN ALL-ROUND OLYMPIC CHAMPION,
WHOSE AMATEUR STATI S IS QUESTIONED,CANCELED
A DATE TO APPEAR IN THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
GAMES HERE TO-NIGHT. AND JAMES E. SULLIVAN,
SECRETARY OF THE AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION,
SAID THIS EVENING THAT IF THE INDIAN APPEARS
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PASTIME ATHLETIC CLUB
GAMES HERE NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT, IN WHICH HE
IS ENTERED IN TWO OR THREE EVENTS, HE WILL BE
ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN DECLARED WITH DEF
I NTT EN ESS THAT THE CARLISLE ATHLETE HAS NEVER
BEEN A MEMBER OF THE WINSTON-SALEM BASEBALL
TEAM OF THE CAROLINA ASSOCIATION. AS RECENTLY
CHARGED, THE IDENTITY OF A PLAYER NAMED
THORPE WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROCKY MOUNT
TEAM OF THE EASTERN CAROLINA LEAGUE IN 1909
AND 1910 IS UNDER INVESTIGATION, AS IS THAT OF
A. THORPE, WHO PLAYED WITH THE FAYETTEVTLLE
TEAM OF THE SAME LEAGUE IN 1910.
Rockv Mount, X. C January 25.?If playing summer baseball
in an organized circuit under national protection makes an amateur
college athlete a professional it is safe to say that James Thorpe, the
?great Carlisle athlete, and in
fact the greatest athlete in the
world, is a professional and will
lose the many triumphs he won
in the Olympic games at Stock?
holm, Sweden, last summer. The
great Indian athlete was for
two years a member of the Rocky
Mount baseball club, in the
Eastern Carolina League, and
while during his early days with
this baseball organization he evi?
denced little real baseball ability,
he soon took to the game and
before mid-season of 1009 lie
had been pulled from the out?
field position and was plating;
first base like a veteran, and near
the end of the season Manager
Phelan, noting his whip to third
like an arrow from a bow. pulled
him to the mound in Raleigh
on one occasion after the rest
of his mainstays had been pound?
ed unmercifully, and the discov?
ery was made that "Big Chief*
Thorpe, the Indian, was a pitcher.
Kept on Reserve List.
Among the few men kept on
the Rocky Mount reserve list
for the club in 1010 was James
Thorpe, who, in the spring of
that year, reported as one of the
twirlers of the Railroaders, and
gave good service in the earlv davs of that season, though much dissipa?
tion told greatly on hi3 record and he was finally traded to the Fayette
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To Date He Is Highest Paid
Man in Organized
Xts York .l?nu?ry ?5 -Whi ? ?oina
to rapture first place in th? ham-hall
salarv league '
Tha- i] ii-s? .-a appc -s to Ix? the
dominant one lust now 'I h<- other
day when Frank l-arrell rnw^l Frank
Chanoe aa manager of the Yankee* at
a yearly wage estimated to he Cl eg*the
vexing problem K-en.ed to have t>e?*n
?..'wd. huf the irrepressible "Charln
Mtirphy. .<f the Cube. ha* put hla
roriind figure on the baseball horizon as
a di?putant of the Chance assertion.
Murphy says that "Johnny" Kvera
is going to be the kingpin an ist
1 ?? ? ? ,'uhn'r is going to get *a um. n
money that Murphy doesn't really like
to fell ?ny one inst what the amount i?
Only one string is lied to Keers ?
annual stipend, that is. the l ube mist
(Continued on Third Pa
Chapel Hid. V.I . .'er *..
< s ? me-- i atoiina s ath'e'i.- a '
ee? reading the story appealing In I he
Times Dispatch. bearing a Phila leirhi i
date Itae to-day. stating lh?? be erould
take a trip around the world, stoutly
dented the least ?!nfills of truth In
such a report. Certmetl pregessnsoed the
whole seen aa faked, an I msfrelled
at tew esceoes with ^ t> t s.' tee i *s i is -
'lei pose ass segsp 11 man ran ssH^eegj
with sech faked a-.--!-s re;?eated'v.
Certsassl farthe' emphasised his in
seattaasj af remain use with c arolraa
ian aad plans eontrarr to each |
hare aot beea sat oa foes,
But No One Is Hurt in Weekly
Hunt of Deep Run
Not wit hf>ran<hnjr heavy rlotid? a rtrt
? vor,- inflii atirin "f rain. ? good fleht
turned oul to the hunt of the Deep
Hun bounds yesterday af'ernoon. ft
was a fine run. and in addition to the
riders many motored out to see the
. hunt start o .
Miss Basily Kennv, of H.!:imof?j
1 was the ?ue*t of the club, and ri>de
Dr. Whites Iron Prince. Mies Kenn**
:s a hold and fear!?-*?, rider, and as
re<oarr.iZ'<i n- one of the most arrom
plishe.l horsewomen of the Eilendes)
and Oree.,spring Val!i~\ Hun'.
Thr oth?? saasaCTi 'idmg wer* Maas,
Fanny rrensha? atid Miss PlidhsUaV
The re?ent ra- ? . - i*e.l 'he Com? Sa.
be heavy in place*, but there were only*
two falls. M.-?ar?. s>\dnor and Harris]
' i t mied on Third Page ?
January 3 ? Preparaaseajsa
>mpi*t*d rapidly for the a*,
paiaeat of the Aissnrsa
.n?r**s to be bald *n assat
minal Auditorium Fs
pert bowler* of t*a enaj
'. and ? sas of tbaan *r?n I
?i di.rtn? the thre*
pmeti e i bib.
a mediate .- after the f lo** of
In? auto show. January ?. tha
aalttoa hattldiac wUI aa? rahSSl
4 for the '*n pin meet w?ie-h le
*jtf to he tha basjsaast an the hi?
sa national or?am*au!o*\.
sstsce, haPetfas aaat es?
tOsaaaaajsjsaJ ?*? Taasat ea