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aSJisticfl of Washington Jocke; ("luli's Annual Race Meeting. WIMNING OWNERS THERE Fatherlcss, Ellcrslic'i Prctiiici Sirc, Has ScVttitccn Winners Already. Thc statlstlcs or tho Washington Jjpcko'y Ciub's meeting nl Benning, whloh began March 25th and ended Aprll 13th. ? how .1. KV, Coll to bo tho leadlng owner, due to Roso of Dawn'a victory in tho Bonnlng Mnndlcnp on tho closlng day. John B. Maddon ls a cT6se second, wlth Willlam Shlolds third. William Oarth is tho leadlng tral nor. :.s horses s. :-,t to the post by hlm won 5--.11',".. whllo Shlolds comes Bpcpnd Wlth $5,715, and Maddon third wlth ??'.."::?'. Tl;.- Ellorsllo br.-d geld Ing. Bllllo Hlbbs, by Fathorlcss, from Aurlne. by Bolus, is tho largest wln? nlng two-year-old, wlth SJ.TMt. whllo fctidy Isnbcl won $I.2S0 nnd Hon Colo 5!.-"". Malaccn heads tho thr.yonr old list with Jl.'j;:. nn.l Lord Boanor gt-s is next with $1,215. Among tho four-ycnr-olds, Hcldmorc is tlio lnrg ost wlnner. and Rose of Dawn landed it.ore money than any of tlio older horses nt tho meeting. The list of soino of thc winning ownors follows: J. XV. Colt. $4,S60 J. B. Madden .'._ -i.iiso "William Shlelds . n.TSO Columbla Stable . 2.2S0 August Belmont .1.S70 B'everwyck Stable . 1,775 D. Kelly . 1,625 T>. Punlop. 1,690 I>. IC Korr .'. 1,550 Mrs. A. M. Marrone .i 1,625 AV. Stockton .'.". 1,620 Georgo Howard .:., 1,490 W. T. Townns ..*. 1,480 William Garth. 1,410 A. D. Pnrr . 1,405 K. R. Angnrola. 1,335 C. C, Smlthson .'.. 1,325 B. W. Lagerroth . 1,215 Paul Powers . 1,210 Mrs. R. W. Wald.-n . 1,160 Ilenry Mason . 1,110 J. McLaughlin .-..,.;. l.ono Bllllo Hlbbs, tho two-year-old brown geidlng, by Fatherlcss, dam Aurlne, by Eolus, a produce of the Ellorsllo Stud, Charlottesvllle. had llttlo dilli cUlty in winning the Josse Brown Cup, distnnoo four furlongs, on Saturday, tho 13th Instant, the closlng day of tho Washington Jockey Club spring meoting at the Bonnlng track, Wash? lngton. D. C. lt wns Virginia agalnst Maryland for tho Jesso Brown Cup, nnd for tho third running of tlie race Virginia was tho victor. as Billie Hlbbs always had tho foot of Jubileo, Maryland's best ro presontativc. It was not only a Vlr? glnia victory, but completed a triplo triumph for Ellorsllo Stud and for Wlllinm Garth's training abilltlos. Tho race was for two-year-olds bred ln Virginia, .Maryland and tho Distriot of Columbla. Thero wero llve starters, throo bred in Virginia anil two In Maryland, Both of Maryland's repre? sentatlves wero by Compute, while two ?>!' the Vlrginla-bred ones wero by P.\therlesg and the other by Flat lahds. William Garth camo ovor from New Vork to saddle Billlo Hibbs for tho race, and told his friends that ho was saddllng a suro wlnner. While Jubilee is mentally considered the bost y'oungster developed at Bennlng, the dlstRnco of Saturday's rnco. four fur? longs, wa.s nll in favor of Billio Hibbs, which is tho fastest two-year-old thu Bonnlng meeting has developed. Mil? ler rodo, and ho was always favorlte, tho ruling quotations being -I to 5, with a little oven monoy to be had. A largo delegation from Baltimoro was faithful to Maryland, however, nnd backed Jubilee from S to G to 7 tc 5. The others were never consid? ered as factors. Tho start wns not of the best, ns Billie Hibbs, very qulck nt tho bar rler, was away running, while Jubileo broke slowly, bolng tho lnst of tho fleld to get ln motion. Billie Hlbbs vas saillng along two lcngths in front at tho end of the flrst fwrlong, whllo Jubilee had passod the others, except Trey of Spados. Jubileo had his foot nbout hlm, and In tho run around the turn gainecl slightly on tlio leader, but when Mtilc IJJbbs was Htraighten ed away -fix -hotne. ho came away again to win galloping by four lengths. Nono of tlie others got n<-ur Jubileo after the flrst quarter. The three wln. nors of the Jesso Brown Cup?Pater, Otphan Lad and Billlo Hlbbs?wore all bred at Ellerslie Stud nnd were all tiained by Garth. Billie Hibbs ran lu ?tho namo and Interest of hi8 owner, Havld Dunlop, the' lease to Georgo Howard having b<-.-n canceled. . Importod Fatherlcss, tho English bred son of Isonomy and Orphan Agnes by Spoculuin, who rules as premier sire ln the Ellorsllo Stud. of R. .1. Hancock and Son, Charlottosvllle, Vn., has mado a romarkablo showing as a sire of winners already tliis season and further dovelopmonts promiso oven moro pleaslng dovclopmontB. Father]ess was importod from Eng? land about tho yoars ago by the Messrs. Hancock and began sirlng winners right from tho start. Tho brown stallion Is now soventeen years old und so vigorous and well preservod that seemingly he is good for sorvlco at least a decade longor. <if his get thnt have started this season soven? teen havo boen returned winners, smong them being some half dozen or niorc two-year-olds, the latter includ? ing Tillinghast, tie- brown goldlng, fjom Roselia, now raclng in Californla. Statlstlcs compllod to tho '-b.se of tlio Benning mootlng, at Wnshington, on tho I3tli InBtant show that tho get of Fathc-rlesa huv.- won J12,S02, tho two ypor-olds by him bolng prominent ln all of thdr rioes. * Among notable horss mietion salo of tbe South, tho forthcomlng grun anouai tpc-cial bplrntj fule of th TALBOT DESERVES PRAISE FOR NEW WEIGHT MARKS Though Only a Young1 Boy, This Sturdy Prepara? tory School Athlcte Accomplishes What His Older Predecessors Have Failed to Do. Whlle there ls not as much cnjoy ir.ent to the casual spcctator in com petltlons witli the wolghts ns there ls to those ln whlcli two or more men are pltted agalnst each other in a runnlng race. still when it Is reallzed tliat ;i welght man must put as much tlon* to training ns a runner, and that a.l.ied to this, it ls a system of drudg ery coinparod to a track athlete's on deavors in preparing lilmself for a speclal event. then It ls that the exhl? bltion of Ij. .1. Talhot. who broko tlie world's record in tlio 12-pound harn mer throw at Prlnceton. N. J., on Sat? urday. April 21st, is fully apprerlatcd. This young Mercerberg Academy shot-putter and hammer-.thro'ver, a lad under twenty years of rige, not only broko tho iaterscholastic 12-pound shot-put mark, but smashed a record set by a man many years hls senior, nn athlete who has been holdcr ot tho world's 12-pound luimmor throw re? cord slnoo he hurleil tho iron IS" feet 9 inches in 1902. Tliis mnn ls no less than the great T. L. SliovIIn, whose <,.r fcrmance at that time was thought to be nothlng short of remarkable. ln fact. tho throw was so much ahc-ud oC tlie record of lt"4 feet 2 Inch"?, set by W. I.. Coudon, of Klkton. Md.. in iss2, that there was consldornble dls? cusslon as to whether or net It would Smyth Hrothers-McCloary-McClollan | l.ivc* Stoc'.k Company, at the Union Stock l Yards, Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday, | Wednesday, Thursday ahd Frlday, j April 30th. May lst, 2nd antl 3rU, 1907. promlses to be an event of more than iir.llnary importanco. The catalogue. nn attractlvo publication. just Issued, shows among the offerlngs .a Kran.l i aggregatlon of high nctors, fancy I drivers, speedy pole teams, coachers, I carriago pairs, styllsh cobs, fancy sad ' dlers, fast trotters and pacers flt nllke for tlu. road. track or stud, thc get ot famous slres like Moko. Baron Dillon, 2:12, Norval, 2:113-1, Sphinx, 2:20 L-2, Clay Klng nnd others. Thls llst In cludes Blue Syn, 2:0S 3-4, a pacer wlth llghtening speed; Foxhall, 2:19 3-1, trial 2:12. a trotter witli rnro man i*..*rs und better than 2:10 speed; Kate Sphinx. a llno roadster. liy Sphinx, ?l:iol-2; Lady Burris an.l Fannle Mil? ler. a palr of mares tliat can trot ln 2:30 to pole: Crystnl _., 2:17 1-4: Mis hap, 2:17 3-4, and otliers with low re? cords. thc K'-t ot noted sires of speed. A portion of the second day and later ones will be devoted to general pur? pose, work nnd draft horses, notablo among whlcli are consignments from s.vcral blg contracllng flrms tliat aro ? losing out. also several carlads of the flnest mules to be had on any mar k.-t. On account of the Jamestown Bxposjtlon speclal rntes may be liad to Norfolk on all rallroad and stea.m boat lincs', whlcli wlll render thls sale addltlonally attractlv.e, as buyera and sellers allko will bc' on hand from all over tho country. BROAD ROCK. NOTICE. SLEEPING AND PARLOR CA .RESER VATIONS TO THE NORTh IVIA R.. F. & P. R. R. In view of the large number who do not elaini spac: reserved by telephono and otherwlse, and the Increased travel ex? pected on account of tbe Jamestown Ex? posltlon and varlous conventlons. and to avoici confuslon la fcoouring Parlor and Sleeplng Car space, nml mako better pro? vlsion for il..- travellng public In such c.'.is on tr.ii';H from Rlchmond over the Rlchmond, Fredi ricksburg and I'otomac Railroad, notice ls hereby glven that, on and after Mny 1, 1907, Parlor aml Sleeplng Car tickets must be purchased v/hen reservatlons are made. Dl.-igrams fur cars startlnrj from Rlch? mond will be handled as follows: ON \VE_K DAYS. For trains scheduleu to leave Rlchmon-J after 6:00 P. M. and before 9:00 A. M.? At the olllco of tho HIchmond Transfer Company, 819 J3ast Main Street, untll G:00 1'. M., and thercafter ln tliu ticket ofllce at tho station from which tho tralu departs. For other tralns?At the ofllco of the Rlchmond Transfer ? Company untll onu hour before schedulod dep'arturo of train, und thercafter at <ic*pot ticket ofllce. On Sunday ?Dlngrams for all Sunday tralns wl'.i be at lhe olllco nf tlie nich? mond Transfer Company untll t>:00 P. M. Saturday, nml thcreaftor ln thi! ticket ofllco at the station from which the train departs. VV. P. TAYLOR, Tralllc .Manager. SPECIAL TRAINS, ELBA TO ASH? LAND, ACCOUNT WEDNESDAY CLUB.?R? F. & P. R. R. To u'cuommodate thoso attendlng the Wi dnegday Club Co.rt.-, spoclal trnln wlll icav.. Kii.ii station. Rlchmond, at 11:30 o'clock Thursday, Frlday und Sat? urday alghta, May 2d, :!tl and 4th, for Ashland mid lntormedtato polnts. All tickets, Includlng commutatlon forms, wlll be honored mi theso tralns, aa usual, Round trip rate betweon Ashland nnd Iticlimond on above dates, 50 ccilta. ' VV. P, TAYLOR, U'ralllc Manager. he allowed. nnd It was finally per mltted to go on rccord only after ab solute proof was furnished thoso at the hoad of A. A. U. affnJrs at tho timo chnt all roqulrementfl, as regards to the style of, hammer u?eil nnd tho mannor of mensurlng tlie dlstanco had been compllod wlth to tho lottor. In view of theso facts, therefore, tho work of thls young man who hns yot to altain his ninjorlty Is most coni mendable. He is stlll In prepnratory school, and although ho has reached, perhaps tho llmlt of hls pliysical de? velopment, belng especially largo for hls ago. It ls hut natural that he may yot acoumplish tho foat of breaking hls own mark. for, ii ho attend colloge, which ho will, ln all probability do. ho will ho placed ln tho hands of a coach who will bo ablo to glve hlm tlie best of ndvice ns to how to traln nnd. whnt Is even moro important ln weight throwinfc of ail kinds' the form to use. It is stated tliat Talbot hns frequent ly tossed the slxteen-pound liammorso close to tho record in thls event that, wlth a littlo training he should be ablo t.i ut least equal tho mark of 12'.i feet 11 inches set by W, L. Coudon ln 1?92 at Washlngton. IS DOOIIED II jj YORK CITY Unlcss Bill Now Up Passes Legis lature the Ring Game Is Killed. NEW YORK, April 27.?Unlcss tho Frawley blll passes the Lcgislature aml recoives tlio approval of Govornor Hughes it ls feared that tho boxlng game In this Stato Is doomed. Tho chancos for tho blll are bollovod to bo protty sllm. as strong opposltlon has been manlfeated toward it by tha reform elemenj in tho .Loglslaturo. The boxlng that has'been going on hero intermittc-ntly for tho past two or three years is alleged to havo been lo gallzed by somo magistrate's decislon, whlch ruled that whero two members of a club ongaged in a boxlng exhibi? tion for the entertainment of tholr fellow-members. where no admlssion hnd boon charged, and no purse glvon to the boxors.no, law was belng vio lated and consequontly it was entirely permisBiblo. On the strength of that ruling- tho buslness has flourlshed hero ofT and on. Two or throo clubs like tho I-orig Acre, tho Now I'olo and Bllly Eltner's Consolldated A. C, havo mado a fino show of livlng strictly up to tho lottor of tho law and wero not molested, But as soon as they would got going a few wooks thc old hurigry prnmotors would get an uncbhtrolable hankeri'hg for a "sllco" of lt, and up would spring irmumerahlo clubs for tho purpose of holding houts. Any old hall would do, any old mlxed alo boxers woro good onough; any old method of telllng tlckets would sufflco so long as the monoy camo and eanio ciuick. Nuturally, when these- (lagrant shams got going hard and flaunting their vlolations of tho law ln tho nowspapers, tho polico woro shamed Into tnkiag a hand. Whon tho polico take a hand they nro not going to study out tho sltuatlon and dociclo whether thore aro possibly any clubs that havo a right to hold bouls. All they tako coghlzanco of |s that somo of thom aro illegal. Therefore, uc cordlng to tho limitcd reasonlng powers of our "llnest," all club.i aro Illegal and all boxlng jmist ston. YACHT RACING DATES FOR THE EXPOSITION NEW YORK. Aprll 27.?Charlos l' Tow.-r, Dr. J. io. Do Mund and Charlos Longstroth, the regatta commlttoo of tho Jamestown Exposltion Vacht Rac ing Commlsslon, have Issued tholr scliodule of races for tho varlous iiiiHsos of yachts that aro to compete for tlio speclnl prisses offored by Presi? dent Roosovalr, King Kdward, Em poror Willlam, sir Thomas J. I.lpton aml othors. Thoro aro to bo nino raco dnys, as fnllowa: September 11th, llrst races for tha two sorlos for Kloopn of clttHHOg P nnd Q I'or tho Roosevelt Cup and tiio King Edward Cup, reapoetlvolyi intli, sooond rucos of tho two sorlos for clasaos P and Q: lltli, raco for Chosapoako Buy biigeyos, forty-Bvo feot wator-llno aud ovor; raco for Chosapenk.. |in\- canoos ? forty feot wator-llno and under; nm,' tlilrd racoa of tbe two sor|da for clasHua F and Qj 17th, fr.for-aU-roco, open tn yachts of forty feot over all and un? der; isth, full regatta, open to ail I clauees. a to S Incluslve; lotii, n.st I nice of sorb'H for sloopH of olassos II .1 nnd K, imllitig ln one olass, for tlui I.lpton f!up; atttli. socond raco of hoiIoh tin- classos fl, J. and K; 2l.st, third rnco ot serles for clusbos H, J und K, TRIO OF BETTORS 11 Davy Jolinson; Tim Sullivan ancl Frank Farrcll IJavc Joinccl Hands. JOCKEY CLUB IS WORRIED Thrcc Famous Plutigefs Form Most Formitlablc Con? fcderacy. "V J. s. A. M.K't)(),\AI,D, NEW YORK, Aprll 27.?"Turf poli? tics plays an /mp.ntant part In mbtro Holltnii racfrig-. There nro many under eurronts to tho sport <,r prlnco8 nbout New iorlc as there. ara tow tldos in tho C.tilf 6t Mexlco. Just now the np pnrent confllct botween the powers of the Jockey Club ancl tho powerful money cllnue hciided bv "Davy" John son. ox-Senator "Blg Tlm" Sulllvan nnd Frank J. Farrnll. the American Leaguo baseball inagnate, is couslng no end of gosslp nml conocrn among tho professional folloivers of racing, nnd also among tho i-nentors and iick tors hlgh ln tlio circles of tho turf government. For soveral years these men havo been operntlng In n spectacular way ns Indlvldunls. Late lnst iiutumn they unlfled tlwlr Interests, their frlends openly nsscrtlng at tho tlmo that the trlo would "swlng the bettlng rlng market next year." Slnce the pasalng of "Pittsburg Phll," the Jockey Club's battlo cry has been "Doath to tho pro feslonal pluhgers." Ilence the powers aro not now looking wlth any too pleaslng nn eye upon the new comhlna tion. The Idea is that it may dominnto tho speculatlve end of tl^e gamo to such a degrco tliis sutunier that a sldesliow of thc turf wlll result. Tbe newspapors wlll be inieii wllh their dolngs and tho up-Stato rurdllsts scan'clallzed by tlie dally tnlk of the blg wlnnlng.., of Frank Farrcll, "llig Tim." or "Davy" Johnson. A Powerful Confedcracy. No more powerful or better oq.ulpp'bd bettlng'-rlng confcderacy could bo Uo visod. To begln wlth, the commlsslon? ers of theso men have ace'ess to tho pool-room clrcults,' whllo overy "angle" of tho bcttlng market Ia an A, li. C to them. Over $100,.? worth of use fu! race horsos have been pooled. Johri tcon coming ln wlth Roseben, and Sulll? van contrlbutirig Dr. Gardner, just now tlio most formldab!" 'candidate for the Metropolltnn Handicap on Ilelmont Park's opening day. Farrell's well knpwh business gcnoralshlp brought Frank AVelr in ns head tralner. and Jockey "Jack" Martin as the "Trust's" jockey. As tho fsen.'-nn advances, tho students of aforementloned "turf poli? tics" ns many a clnsh between tho con servatlvo govornmental elemont and tlio Jobn.?on-Sulllvan-Farrcll Interests will occur. Meamvhllo tbe Issue over Jockey Martin has scrved to draw tho ? Ine. The Jockey Club sems to have scored first blood. On Carter Handlcnp Day, Jolinson declared he would not start ltoseben If the Jork-w Club dld not grant Martin a temporary llccnso. so that he mlglit tako the mount. Tho Jockey Club took no notico of tho eir cumstnnce. though had not Roseben started a great clainor would have surcly arisen from the thousands of rncegoers wlio had come from the city purposely t<> bet on Roseben and to soo tho great sprlntod show lilmself under colors. Johnson weakened, for at the eleventh hour ho put up Ueekman on Roseben. and. of course. nll tho world doth know how the IIUI" fellow dropped into a serles of pockcts, nnd, after riuininc: around his field, only rnlsscd beatlng C.lorifler by a slu.rt jmargln. Tue Martin caso is interest? ing. For an "unsatlsfactory" ride on Or1y II. at New Orleans Stcward Frank .1. Bryan, perliaps tho most rnmpetont official nn the Amerlcan turf to-dny, Buspendeil tbe rlder for the remalrider of the C'rcsc-ent Clty Jockey Club's meeting. Wlien the "Blg Three" slgned iiji Martin for ir<07 ond the rlder ap? plled for a llccnso the New Orleans Incldent sorved the Jockey Club very nicely. Tho appllcatlon was tabled. Johnson trlf.l to evoke a bearlng on Carter Handicap day, but failed. Un? doubtedly Martin would have rendered offectlve servlce for his now employers, as he is our premior boy at handicap dlstances to-day. Metropolitan Handicap Next. The next blg race hore in the Kast wlll *be tho Metropolitan Handicap. It wlll be a. much better raco than either tho Excelsior Handicap, which was contested on iast Frlday, or tho $10,000 Carter Handicap of last Mon? dny. Paul J. Rainey is going to start De Mund again. This colt ran a "sucker raco" ia tlie Cartor Handicap, dospito tho oxcuscs put forward for hlm on the seore of the oarly season, etc. Ilo carrled 108 pounds thoro, but hero In tbe "Met" ho ha3 four pounds off. Radtke wlll ride. Thls wlll lie ahout tho final test of tho class of the $ir..000 colt. In tli" ''arter Handicap he showed ln front rlght to the final eighth pole, where h? <iult entlrely. It wlll bo a foollsh tliing for Messrs. Johnson nnd Farrcll to start Roseben at a mile un? der 121 pounds. Thls' horso wlll not run n mile at thls time of yenr. a fact pretty falrly established last sea? son Handlcappor Vosburgh has mado Accountant top welght at 120 pounds. "Matt" Allen, tho "ICld-Glovod Traln? er," wlll scarcely accept tho lssuo. Glorlfler ls in at 119 pounds. Dr. Gard. ner nt 120 pounds would ho tho fa. vorlto If prices were postod right to-day. Thls is tho colt for which "Blg Tlm" Sulllvan paid "Barnoy" Sohrel ber $17,000 last atitumn. Tho Metropoll? tnn Handicap wlll bo run on Thursday, May Oth, openlng iVy at Belmont Park. lt is at a mllo, for throo-yoar-olds and up, worth about $15,000. -?? BIG LEAGUE SCHEDULES. Ban Johnson Says April 18th Is Early Enough to Start. CHICAGO. Aprll 27.?Prosldont Ban Johnson, of tho Amerlcan League, has onne out flat-footod and announced tbnl thero will bo no moro midwlnter basoball oponlngs for 1ho Amorlcnn I.eaguo. Johnson snys thnt Aprll 1 Uh was iigree.l on a8 the openlng _Tito bocaUBO tho National Leaguo pooplo Jamestown Exposition VIA C. & O. ROUTE Bpaoloiis ferrj'boat Callahan, wlth a c'lpiultv uf 3,600 peoplo, wlll connoct at Newport News wlth Chosapeako and Ohlo fast tralns from nJid to Rlchmond. Trulfls leave lUebmond 0:00 A. M. aud 4:0n p, ,m, Only two liours and llfto mlti'iles to tho kxposltlon Plor. Itetnniing, leavo Kxposltlon IPIer 0: A. M. aud 4;30 P. M. cen :00 HOW THOMAS LONGBOAT BROKE MARATHON RECORD Famous Indian's Remarkablc Run Over Heavy Roads an.d in the T\icc of Rain, Ilail and Snow Places Hlrriin First Rank. Tho romarkablo performanco of tho great Indlan tong-dlstonco runnor, Thomas Longboat, In brcaklng tho world's record for Boston's Marathon road raco from Ashland to Boston. has attractod tho wondor and a.lmiratlon of thp athletlc world from coast to coast and oven lovers of amatour ath? letlcs In Europe. Tlie dusky-hued foot racer covored twonly-flve miles ln 2 hours, 24 minutes and 20 4-5 seconds. whlch Is 5 minutes 2 4-5 seconds bet? ter time than that mndo by the formor record holder, J. .1. Caffrey. ln 1901. Longboat accompllshed thls feat oaslly and wlthout apparent effort, finlshing wlth a smilo on hls usually lmmobllo features well In front of a fleld of 114 starters, Tho story of the raco, which though now a mattor of history ls Btlll a toplc of much discussion, as told by an eyo wltness, is well worth rctclllng. It follows: "Twonty-flvo milos, uphill and down, through dust, raln, snow nnd mud. In 2 hours nnd 24 minutes, Ia the latest bit of sensational running on the part of Tom Longboat, tlie rodskln runnor from Hamilton, Ontarlo. Tho son of tho forost wns" as fresh upon finlsh? ing?frosher. In fact?as the averago local boy who goes hls half mllo in 2.05. "Longboat used tho same tnctics that won for hlm In tho Canadian Mara? thon at Hamilton last fall. Ho fell In behlnd tho leaders and kopt withln striking dlstanco untll tho last ton mlles;, whon he camo through and won wlth ridlculous ease by hnlf a mllo. "Of the bunch that went out and contended that lt was nccessary to opon bo early ln ordor to do away wlth conflictlng datos In tho cities whore both leagiies havo teams. "Nover again for us," says Johnson. 'No matter what tho National Leaguo mny do next season, tho opening games of tho Amorlcnn Leaguo will not tako place bofore Aprll ISth or 20th at tho onrllost. lf thon a schedulo cannot be fixed up whlch will avoid conflictlng datos, why, let them c-jnfliet. Tho Natlonal Leaguo won't got any tho bottor of lt on conflict. "Thero will be 154 games In tho Amorlean Leaguo schedulo, nnd It won't go nny later ln the fall, thero belng enough opon datos in the prosont schedulo to carry tho prosont early datos, whlch will bo shoved along. No reasonable man expects spring weath. er beforo May lst In New York, Bos? ton, Cleveland, Chlcago or Dutrolt. Even In St. Louls, Philndolphla and Washlngton havo had plonty of cold weather thls month sinco the openlng.' . R.-M. A. CELEBRATES. Students at Bedford Institution Welcome Ball Team. BEDFORD CITY, VA., Aprll 25.? Tho greatost athlotlo domonstratton ln tho history of tho school occurred hero thls woolc on tho return of the fcutioball tenm from lts trip to Hogo Mllltary Academy and Hampdon Sld noy Collogo. Tho excltoment ran high when tho report of tho flrst gamo, a 0 to 1 victory ovor Hogo Mllltary Academy, arrived horo. Thls, howevor, was only a tasto of what was to fol? low whon it -was learned that tho Academy boys had won from Hampdon Kidney hy tho scoro c* 3 to 0. Thls, by tho way, wns tho first tlmo that Hnmpden Sldhoy had ovor boon shut out. on hor homo grounds. Tho ontlro student body wont through a downpour of ralu to moot tho traln, duo at 3:30 A. N., on which tho homo toam returnod. As tho tonm stopped off tho traln. pandnmonlutn broke looso. Horna, drums, tln pans, and overy known nolso-umklng Instru? ment wero belng usod to tholr bost nd vntitngo ln tho hllurlouo -welcome, On tho shouldors of tholr outhuslastle ad njlrers, tho boys woro carrled to the wniting tallyho. Thoro tho studoutti formed In llno, nnd wlth tho team In tholr mldst paraded the town slnging and yelling the scorea. 'killed It' early In tho raro Longboat was tho only ono that survivcd. Tho rest perlshcd through the folly of their killlng pace early Iri tho raco. Not so wlth Longboat. however. il,. rated along behlnd tho Ilylng- leaders, niatch Ing tholr sprints wlth a hardly percep tlve longthehlng of hls strldo. until hls Cagle eye saw slgns of dlstress In hls rlvals' runnlngs. Then out went Long? boat, Uphlll aml down ho hit tho name mercilosa cllp. Five miles from tho finlsh ho was a third of a mllo ahead and going; along as easily aa though he was out for a practice Jog. "Longboat smashed Caffroy's 1001 record by more than llye minutes, nnd tho wondor ot lt was tho conditions under whloh the Indlan races. lillndod by dust tlrst, nnd then raln and snow, wlth tho last ton mlles of tho jjoing decldedly muddy, thc plucky rcdskln bottored tlie rocord of Caffroy?udmit ted to bo ono of tho greatost Maratlioti runners that ever llved?by noarly a mllo. To do thls Longboat had to run every mllo of tho twotity-flvo ln about. llvo minutes and forty-five seconds. Caffroy mado tho formor record ln 1001 under ldeal conditions. "In this ycar's raco Fowler, the sec? ond man, and Hayes, tho third, woro away behlnd tho leaders early ln tho raco. Thoy both camo from tho rear wlth a rush ln tho last llvo milos and caught all tho leaders oxcept tho In? dlan. Eowler led Hnyos but 20') yards at tho finlsh. "(if tho twonty-thrco Boston mon entered In tho raco, Hayes was tho only man to got ln the money. Ho flnlshed third aftor belng held up two minutes by n freight traln llning up acrosH the road. VflRSiTY SPGRTS (Contlnued from First Page.) tion will be held the first Saturday in May. Sam Woods is manager of thc football boam, und A. T. Brand t is manager of tho basoball team. Tom Brown, of Washington, is coaching tho basoball toam. Aftor thla soason, however, no coach will bo allowed for any of tho toams, savo for a perlod of threo weelts, as already dcscrlbed. Baseball Outlook Bright. In speaklng of tho outlook for tho basoball team this year, Dr. Lnmboth snld thnt Virginia hus probably tho bost team ln hor history alnco '08, though tho teams is not as strong on baso-running as it thon waa, and tho pltchers aro not. as careful. Tho work of tho i'nfiolders and tho teum's hit? ting como up to the standard set by tho toam of 'OS, though tho toam is a littlo weak behlnd tho bat. Cluinler, who, ln tho boglnning of the soason was rolled upon to do somo of tho star twlrllng, wns hurt early ln tho soason, and Woodson camo to tho front. Wood? son ls dolng woll, but Ih not yot up to varsity form. lie givos promlse, however, and lt ls hopod thut ho will como. up to tho standard. "Slxlo" AValker ls captaln of tho team nnd playB contro-fiold. He ls a good all-round man. Hammond John? son, flrso-biiKoman, ls six foot tnll, and wolgli* 180 pounds. Ho Ih tho fastest baso-runner on tho toam and covors moro ground thnn nny othor infloldor. Cnh Maddux, son of tho famous Vlr? glnia sportsmnn, plays socond-bnso, He iH a stendy'inliolder, and has had much oxperlonco. Honaker plays shortstop, and loads ln tho hitting of tho toam. Ho mado a llno roputatlon last soason ns a foot? ball playor. Tho thlrd-basoman is John Hoff, of naltimoro, who ls a fast ln fleldur, and ono of tho bost baso-run not-H on tho toam. Ho 1? nlso a strong man nt bat, Dalton. who holds down loft-flold. ls thn hardost hltter on thu team. Alf Thom, of Norfolk, ls rlght lleldcr, Ho plays a heady gamo, is a Duggins' 00 Broad Street. High-Art Clothes Are unqiicstionably the bipgest valiic in Younpr Men's Clothes in this city. . They embody all of thc nicctic3 of Fabric, Fit and Finish so much in demand hy well rlrcsscrl young mcn. Sold in Richmond at $15 to $30 by Samuel E. Duggins 00 Broad Street. hard, Icfi. goo.l bnHc-nmner nnd handcd hittcr. .susong. of Tenhossoc, who made such a blg roputation for hlmaelf last sea? son. |s the best pltcher on thn stnlT. Fulton, a new mnn, who saw servlco at Pnntops School when that school waa in oxlstcnco, ls almost ns good as Susong. Fulton has the great.-r speed, but Susong has n greater va? riety of curves. The yonng?st and nowest pltcher ls Douglas, who has playcd ln only ,-l fow games. but al? ready glves every lndlcatlon of be - coming a (,'rent pltcher, II- ls a cousln 0 fl>r. Boverly Poiinrd, who wm one ol tho greatest football and baseliall play? ers Virginia has ovor produced. Team Kfas Excellent Record. Vlrglnla's games up to yesterday. won and lost, are un follows. LoHt?ta Pennsylvanla. 'v to 7; to Cornell, 6 to 4; to Dartmouth, 4 to 3; won?from Pennsylvanla, 5 to 1; from Lafayette, S to 2; from Trinlty, 2 to 1; from fieorgetown. 0 to 0; from North Caro? lina. fl to 1; from North Carolina, 3 to 2; frorn Havldson, 12 to 1, maklng :i total of three games lost and sevon won. Tho South Atlantlc names were n!l flnlshed Saturday, when tho season for thoF.. games onded. Tho team wlll stnxt on Its Northern trlp on May 4th, when Virginia wlll llno up agalnst Georgetown, in Washington. Vlllanova. Pa., 1'rlnceton, Yale an.l West Polnt wlll follow ln ord.*r. The game wlth Weat Polnt "ii May 11th wlll bo tho 1 i.'i one of tl... aeason. Virglnla hop.-j t.> wln at least three mu ?.r this srh.-d Ule. The track team put out by Vir? ginia thls year was one of tho best ln tho history of athletlcs at thai Institution. Tlio relay team appeared in the raeets at HIchmond, Norfolk, Ha'tlmore and Washington, and won In all, savo ut tho Washington meet, whero they wt.re beatcn by George? town. Archle Randolph won thc high Jump iu all, jumplng well above 5 feet all tho time. Rector broke tho record of 10 seconds for tho 100 yards, mado by Allen Potts when tho latter was a student at the Unlversity, reducing lt to S 4-5 seconds. He has also es tabli.-bed a n>*w record at Virglnla for tho 220. having made it In 21 1-5 seconds. He entered tlio annual meet of tho Pennsylvanla Intercollegiate Athletlc "Meet last nlght, and Randolph compotcd ln the high jump agaln. Vir? glnla won tha relay race there last year. Tho outlook for footbnlf ner.t sea? son ls not qulte aH promising as it should be, ns only a few of thls year's men wlll return. Joo Ncff, captaln of tho team. wlll be left half: Cloth centre; Williams, guard; Maddux aml Myers ends; Honaker, quurtor-back, and Woods. tackle. These aro all tlio old men who wlll probnbly return. Thero Is not much new material, al? though plenty of men who can play will bo at collego. but wlll bo dls barred on account of tho new eligibil lty rules. Colwell, formerly of tho Unl? vorslty of Tennessee, will bo ellglble, and siiould mako a strong player; and Favoll. formerly of Cornell, wlll bo eligible. A. flno schedulo of games is being arranged. Athletlc relations wlth North Carolina and Georgetown havo been resumod, nnd tlio usual games wlth those Institutiona wlll bo held. Vir? ginia wlll play North Carolina some whero in the mlddle of tho season, probably In HIchmond. Tlio game with Georgetown wlll bo played on Novem? ber 10th, ln AVashington. The Thanks? giving gamo wlll be played In Norfolk, wlth tho A. <?" M., of North Carolina. Ilamiuond Johnson will bo the head coach next season, and he wlll bo helped by hls brother, Rranch Johnson, nnd. porhaps, by Dr. Beveny Pollard. M. T. Cooke nnd Oscar Handolph are on tho board of coachlng. Virginia last yoar took up basket? ball, aad played tho gamo wlth great succoss. Basketball was taken In thu General Athletlc Association last fall, and this year a better schedulo wlll bo arranged. Lacrosse Is not yet under tho genernl athletlc govornmont. ns it has not yet boon found successful. Tlio followers of tho gamo aro all , volunteers, and few oxliibltions have been glvon. Ono gamo was played iu nichmond last season. Fencing ls Btill in Its ln fancy. thero bolng fow ndepts ln tho art and fower to tako It up. Ono contest is hold overy year, Lamb, of Rlchmond, wlnnlng ln tho last con? test. Tonnis Is on a soniowhat better basis, and Is In nn association of its own following. North Carolina was de? feated last year for tho Southern ton? nis championshlp, Pollard and Page bo? lng tho vlctors. Tho tournaniont will bo held at Virginia this ycar. Virglnla's tinnual Hold day wlll be held on Saturday wook, when tho now atrulght-away 220-yard track wlll bi used for tho llrst timo. Virglnla ls tlio only unlversity in tho country having n 220-yard stratght-awuy track. Ad? dltlonal groundH havo roconlly boon bought, to bo usod for Hold praoticu, and tho Athletlc Association now haa twonty-two acres for its sports, Rich Purses Offered. L13XINGTON, KY., Aprll 27.? Tho offl clal program mo for tlio spring raca meeting tn bo glven horo Aprll 27 to May 'Uh, by tho Kentucky Racing As? sociation. Shows that a total of $1-1.* tlOO ln purses will bo glvon, tho averagei amount Of tho purses belng f400.