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REVIEW OF WEEK'S
SPORTING EVENTS i i ii-.???' n ??"< Showing of the Lawmakers During Past Week Will Long be Remembercd. RICHMOND BECOMING AUTOMOBILE CENTRE ?anics YV. Graves, of Deep Run Meet, Getting Entries in the Xorth?W. and L. and V. M. I. Have Very Fa?t Baseball Tcanni. IIY II. J, GlilFFITH. I'or the Lawmakers t/ie pust week ln nCseball ln one thut wlll be referred to for teaions to come us a memoriibic sturt. Out of six guint'S. four were won handlly ahd fwo were tled; and tlie last tle game wns simllar to a vlc? tory unatjhed rrom defeat. Un account of loslng out for the last two sf-aH ins, it great many support? ers of local baseball had grown pessl mlsttc. und could see no promise in Llpe's m.[ md during thelr practlce games with big feague clubs. ? Lust jionday bofore the first league gamo had heen played wltli Koanoke I ven tured to sliite that tbc majority ut tbe Rlchmond team were of tlie soi t to make a wlnnlng club. and said thut to pass judgment by tho showing made ln practlce games was faulty. lOvery body hn? l>< f n thrushlng Norfolk. yet tlie crew defeated Altoona Jind thu TrI-Staters mauled Itlchmond. whlcii goes to prove that my concluslons were along tlie rlght lines. Undoubtedly the lncals have work? ed thc rahhlt's foot at tlmes, but they fcertainly deserved some luck as they have showi better form nnd have made more go.id Indlvldual plays than elther Koanoke o,- Danville. Untll the last day or so Tltman has been a lemon at the bat. but If he holds hls recent galt no one wlll have any klck concernlng hls stlck work. Sat u)day he k-ad In the baltlng, secur? ing two sliisles and a two-bag hlt out of four tlmes up. He wlll have to get a hustle on hlm. however, ln the fleld tu keep up with the fast company he ia playlng wltn. Itlchmond has had tbe advantage of playing the flrst six games on the boino dlamond. But It will be a dlf? terent proposltlon the flrst three days of thls week us they play In Koanoke, and tbe local fans will be satisfied lf two otlt af the three games are won. Lyncliburg. which is In seeond place, pfays here Thursday. Frlday and Sat? urday. Tliese games wlll be watchod with' tlie kc.ene.it Interest, as the hlli rlimbers are maklng an unusual good showing. There ls no reason why Rlchmond should r.ot be the automohlle centre of the So'ith. The lay of the land and the materlal at hand for maklng good reads ire conducive to glvlng the sur rcundlng country some of the best highwavs ln the Unlted States, and wh.erc there are many auto ownors, good road3 are a natural result; and ns there Is no reason why Richmond should rot be an automoblle centre. she 1:, fast opproachlpg the rlght to claim a place among the leaders. Tho tn ctcase Ih the number of cars purchased l-.i-re durlng the last year has been re iiiurkable, and lt Is said by dcalers tbat the last month has seen more snlcs than any other equal expanse of time ln local motor nnnals. The r.c-xt thlng on the program fot motorlats should be a blg race llke that run at Brlarcllff last week or at Savanmth some tlme ago. Savannah got. and ls still getting. more publlclty ai? the result of the race there than shn has recelved for years. There. nre several good routes about Rlchmond that would make excellent race courses. That Washlngton and Lee should de? feat the North Carolina baseball nlne by thc t-core of 2 to t, after the Tai heels had taken one game from Vir? glnla. and had whlpped many of thc strong Northern colleges. speaks well fcr the strength of tho Lexington base? ball team. Washlngton and Lee also was responsible for a 6-1 vlctory over tlie Le'.ilgh team, and as most of tho players will return to college next sea? son. the team for 1909 should be a strong bidder for Southern honors, The game between Washlngton and Lee and V. P. I. Mny 16tn wlll be watched wlth Interest. Another baseball aggregatlon that has sho-.vn up excallently of late ls the Virglnla Mllltary Instltute nlne, whlch ?owned St. John wlth an 8 to 3 score p.nd defeated the strong V. P. I. team, whlch was vlctor over Lehlgh a few days before. Mr. James XV. Graves, of the commlt? tee of the Deep Run Hunt Club's horse show and race meet, has gone North ln tho Interests of the meet, and the names of the Virginia horses whose owners hu will induce to bring here are await ed wlth Interest. Mr. Graves |s vlsit? ing Plmllco and other horse centres, nud wlll return early thls week. Tl HERETO Rlchmond College plays Fredericks? burg Collego at Broad Street ' Park Tuesday, and the lovers of amateur baseball will have thelr flrst opportu? nlty to see the Splders work in a col? lege game in Rlchmond. Fredericks? burg College has played good ball thus far ln thelr season, and are con fldent as to the result of Tuesday's gamo. Unfortunately Rlchmond College has boen unable to plny any other games in Rlchmond ln Aprll on account of the exhibition serles whlch the Rich? mond team hns played, and havo had to use the Rlverslde Country Club dla lliond ln Petersburg as their home grounds. Petersburg people havo been turnlng out ln "full forco to seo the games, and a great many ladies nnd alumnl of the teams playlng havo geno over from hero. The Splders played splondld ball In Petersburg agalnst strong teams, and jf thoy can do ns fast-ileldlng in Rlch? mond, aro npt to como out on top, In Petersburg thoy took Randolph-Macon ipto camp 1 to 0, North Carolina A, and M, a to I and V, P. I. 10 to 2. Tho tori's will remember the fast fleld Ing the Splders did ngalnst tho Law? makers in thcir openlng game. , Both teams are confldont pf vlctory Tuesday, aud tlie contost promlse.i to be a good on,fc The sairuy wlll be ' called at 4:3*" SMILING JOE NOTTER, THE NEW RACE STAR NEW YORK, Aprll 20_A Ilttle lad wlth hls fnco wfcathod In smllcs nnd tveariiiR tho whlte and blue Jacket of .Inmos R. Keene, walkod away from the welgnlng-ln scale at Aoucduct last wook, tho hnppiest boy in the world. To a str.tnger he appeared to be Just an ordlnary rlder, but to the regular tnrflte ho was ,Ioo Notter, the comlng ciuimplon Joekey of 190S. In the mlnds of most oxperts, NofTor has no er'imi. They may talk about Waltor Mlllor, who stvopt tno boards for the past two years, but when the "Marvellous Ono" cnmos East ho will have to flght hard' lor hls laurels. j In Notter. Mlller will meet a foeman who will prove extremely hard to *cllps<\ it hns onfy been wlthln the lnst few rnonths that Notter hus shown such rnaglcnl Improvemcnt. He left tho East last fall consldorod a very goort Jockey, but hls rldlng at Now 'Jrloifns was so wonderful that at the end ht that meetlng Mlller's admlrers nrimlTted that a successor to thelr Idol had neen found. Rnteil Suporlor tn Mlller. A horseinan who has been arotmd race-courses ror twenty-flve years Summed up in favor of Notter as fol lows: "Ever slncr- tho daya of Snnp [pe> GarrlsOn and Tod Sionn, whom I conslder to be tho best riders ever seen In tliis country, I have not Been a boy that can match Notter. His handllng of a horse Is superb. Hls Judgmi-nt of paco ls faultless. and whon lt comes down to a flnlsh, he has no oqual. I, havo always been of the oplnion that Mlller would not havo >i rlval for stveral years, but In thls clever lad I see Mlller's superlor." "Smlllng Joe" would be a proper tltle for the rlder. Ho ls ono of the happlest boys on earth. and the fact that ho will earn at least $50,000 thls yr.ar, practlcally as much as the Presl dent of the Unitod States, has not changcd hls dlsposltlon ln the sllght est. Notter Ir not sovfntecn yeara of age. D.spttfi what one would call good fortune, Notter deservos ovory cent he earna. Thero Is no steadler or more hon_st rldor ln tho country. Bv'ary tlme he slta on a horso hls hnckcrs know that they nro golng to get a rlde for their money. There Is never any questlon of n "nunllfylng rlde," and If the horso ln cnpablo, Notter wlll brlng home tho monoy. Thoro hns never heen the/ sllghlest orltlelsm of the honeBty of his riding. If there had boen it is n certnlnty thnt he would not now bo wearlng the sllks of th& vlce-chnlrmnn of tho Jockey Club, who Is tho strlct ost owner ln the game. Notter ls happy beyond comprohen alon when he straddlen a rncer. As lie explalned It, "There ls nothlng lo corn pare wlth a rlde on a good runner. Just Imaglne," ho contlnued, "you nre Raltlng along llko the Emplre Expreaa and you havo underneath you a horse that knows aa much as you do what la wanted. Of course, a two-ycar-old Is naturally greon, but when lt haa heon to the bnrrler several tlmea It Is wlso aa the oldeaV "Don't you ever get nfratd?" the rlder waa asked. "Afrald of what?" was hla^qulck re ply. "Of course," he added, "a boy ni.iy get a ttimhla. but It happena so seldom that I never glve lt a thought." "Do you thlnk that you wlll boat Mlller whon he comes here?" waa the next queatlon. Notter smiled. wlnked nnd flew up to the Jockey's room. Rti'n- Prnlars Notter. Jlmmy Rowe, who haa control of Notter, la greatly plcaacd wlth hla new Jnckoy. "Notter Ia one of the most, gentlomnniy rldera that I over had In my charge," sald the clevnr trnlner. "He dooa all thnt I nak of hlm, and Is never dlssatlsfled. Ho rldes atrlctly to my c-rders, nnd that la all I ask ot nny Jockey." "Do you thlnk Notter wlll beat Mlller thls seuson?" Rowe waa nsked. "Now that la a har"d question," r? ptled Rowe, "and one that can hnrdly he answered. You know Mlller rodci many wlnners for me, and ls n. very competent rlder. Of cotirae, I expect good results of Notter, and a.m sntls IIed that I wlll not be dlsappolnted." Rowe thlnka very hlghly of these two rldera, and clalm that they are two of the nlcest rldera he ever had close deattngs wlth. Notter haa been around the trneka for tho last flve years. He started aa an exerclse boy. nnd gradunlly workert hla way to the top. He won his flrst motrnt ln 1904 wlth Hydrnnea at New Orleans. For the lnat two yenra hc iif.s beon wlth "Lucky Jack McGlnnlu, and lt ls duo to the great care and t'lanagoment of thls elever horaeman that Notter l? now nt the top. Last winter he rode for Cliarley Elllaon at New Orleans. Notter has. a pecullnr style of hl?J own. Instead of the hlgh stlrrup adopt? ed by Mlller, Notter has plenty of les room, whlch glves hlm an opportunlty of maklng llhernl use of his heels If necesaary. Ho has stronger handa than bij> rlval, and when lt comes down tt? a dlstance race Notter wofild outahlnti Mlller. At the present tlme he welghs 101 pounds, but when the real strugglo comes nlong In the summcr Rowe avya that he wlll be able to scale 103 wlth? out any effort. Notter has a great future ahead of hlm, and he will surely, in the language of his frlends, "dellver the goocla." PENNSY GAMES PROVE RED HOT PHILADKLPH1A, Aprll 26.?The char? acter of thc p-rformancea of the hun drods of athletes at thi? ^annual relny rnc's and lleld sports held on Franklin Fleld yostorday, under the ailsplces of tho Unlverslty of Pennsylvanla. w6r_ of tho highest order. One world"** record?that for tho pole vault?was brOken by W. R. Dray, of Yalo; another record wns enualed, and several others woro In dangor of bolng lowored. Many of tho relay races were closo and ox cfling. The Unlverslty of Pennsylvanla won the blue rlhbon ovent of thp meet ?tho one-mlle rolay race for tlio cham? plonshlp of the United States. Hor only Opponent was Chicngo. who ran Penn? sylvanla to a sensatlonal finlah. The Mlchigan four-mtlc team, which was given the four-mile relay event by defnult hocausc no othor college carod to run an apparently hopeloss race. en? tcred tho two-mlle lnternatlonal relay champlonshlp. nnd won easlly. Penn? sylvanla was second. The.Hlll School, of Pottstbwn. Pa.. carrled off the natlonal relay cham? plonshlp for preparatory schools, and the Brooklyn M. T. School capturcd the national relay champlonshlp for hlgh schools. The one-mile champlonshlp. won by Ponnsylvanla, was anybody's race from the btglnnlng to the end. In the flrst riuarter mllo Haydock, of Ponnsyl vanla. wns sent against Qulgley. of Chicago. It wns a pretty race and the Pcnnsylvanlan gavo hls suroossor. Whlthnm. a throe-yard lcad. Barker. for Chicago, was after him llke a finsh and It looked as though he would beat tho Ponnsylvanla man to the fnd ot the quarter. but by a good spurt Whlt ham managcd to flnlsh about ono foot in front. The race was then taken up for Ponnsylvanla by a ncgro, Taylor. the intercolleglato rmarter-mlle champlon, and by Merrlan, for Chicago. Taylor appeared to be worklng hard. and gave Cartmell a load of only three feet. Cartmoll, Chicago's Intercolloglate 120 yard champlon, started off at great gpeed. but was held by Llnglo. Chi? cago's last runner. They ran almost abreast comlng down tho stretch. The Pennsylvnnlan seemcd to have an ounce more staylng power. and wOn by tlje narrow margln of one secohdr To Valpnrnlon Atrheel. Ono of the longest blcycle Journey* ever attempted, and certalnly one that promlscs a maxlmum of varlcty, Is the trip that has just been undertaken by two West Berkeley, Cal., whoelmon. Wlth an entlre camping outflt strapped to the frames of thelr machines, Otu. A. Kolm and Clyde E. I.emly have started for Valparalso, Chlle. The trlr down tho coast to South Amerlca ha* never been .attempted beforo. and tlie chnnces of the young men accompllsh Ing the feat are very slender. They will try to follow a courso as near th< sea coast an posslbie. a ' m-??????? ttlnnt nnnii Caught. fRnerlal to The Tlmea-Dlspatch.l LYNCHBURG, VA., Aprll 26.?Mr Hamllton Eaulkner, keeper of the Lynchburg BoatClub, yesterday caught wlth hook and line from the Jamc? Rlver here a bass which welghed elghl and throo-quarters pounds. Thls lt belleVed to be tho flrst speclmen oi thls flsh ever captured here. HOW THE GREAT NATIONAL GAME WAS LAUNCHED WASHINGTON. Aprl! 26.?Mr. A G. Spauldlng glvea thia account of the oiigin ot baaeball: "My rather exhaustive research and study of the subject leads mo to th?: conclusion that baaeball derlved Its orlgin from the old Colonlal game of 'One Old Cat.' whlch was played by tbreu boys?a thrower, a catcher and a batsman?the batsman, after strlklng the ball runnlng to a goal about thlrty feet dlstant, and by returnlng to his battlng posltion counted one tally. 'Two Old Cat' was played by four boys?two batsmen and two throwers?each alter nating as catchers, and a 'tally' wns made by the batsman hlttlrrg tho ball andv exchanglng places wlth the bats? man at the opposlte goal. 'Three Old Cat" was played by slx boys?thrce batsmen and- three throwers?each al ternatlng as catchers, and 'tallles' were made same as 'Two Old Cat." "Four Old Cat' was played by elght boys? four hatsmen and four throwers?each r'.ternatlng as catchers. and 'tailies' were scored as in 'Two Old Cat.' 'Four Old Cat' was played on a square-shaped ftold, each slde of whlch 'was about frrty feet long. All the batsmen were forced to run to the next corner of this square, or "goals." as they were ctilled, whonever any one of the bats I r.ien struck the ball. but if the ball was caught on the fiy.or flrst bound, or any or.e of the four batsmen was hit by a thrown ball between goals. that runner was out, and hls place was taken by the fleldlng player who put him out. These 'Old Cat' games correspond to the present-day so-called 'scrub games' uf basebali, and were changed from one. two. three and four ?_*<? C-af to take ln addltlonal boys as they arrlved nn the fleld. "At some tlme ln the remote past. to accommodate a greater number of plavers. and to change the individual players of the 'Old Cat' games into ccmpoting teams. probably some inge nious American boy flgured it out that by placing one thrower in the centre of the "Four Old Cat' square fleld and having one catcher, with the players dlvlded into slrte?, thls deslred rosult would be accompllshed. Thls stylo of game produced what has become gen erally known as 'town ball,' which was played In thls country for many years before baseball appeared. and In fact was played up to and for several years after basehall was establlshed by the Knlckerbocker club in 1845. 'Town ball' dcrlved Its name from the fact that It was generally played at 'town meetlngs.' Mr. H. H. Waldo, of Rock ford, 111., one of the ploneers of tho West and one of the early promoters ol baseball, said: 'I came West ln 1S48, and found 'town ball' a popular gania at all town meetlngs. and I havo no doubt It acqulres Its name from thls fact. The number of players on a slde was unllmited, and It was the custom of the loslng slde to buy the g'.nger bread and clder. I havo always re garded the gamo of baseball as now played as a modiftcatton of 'town ball." I never heard of rounders. We had too much national prlde ln those days to adopt anythlng that was Engllsh In our sportlng llfe.' " 'Town ball' dlftered somewhat ln dlfferent localitles as to the method of playlng the game, but the playing f.eid was lnvariably laid out ln the shape of a square (not a dlamond, as ls the baseball field). wlth the four corners or goals about sixty feet apart, The goals were numbered flrst, second, third and fourth goals. The batsman's posltlon waa located half-way between flrst and fourth goal, dlstant thirty feet from each goal. The catcher was statloned back'of the batsman and outslde the square. and the thrower TO SEE L If the boys of tho Male Orphan Asylum are good and mlnd their p's nnd q's this week they shall see the Lawmakers and Lynchburg clash at tho ball park next Friday afternoon, for Mr. Bradley has invited them to bb his guests of honor and chief root ers on any day that Mrs. Gill, the matron of the home, selects, and Mrs. Gill has sald that Friday will be tho day unless? But there ls golng to be no "unless" about it. The klds are taklng no chances of maklng Friday a black Friday Instead of a joyous hollday, and If one wishes to see some washed, combed, brushed and perfect-mannered litUe gentlemen, ho should drop out to the home any day th}s week. Slnce tho word_, was glven out that Friday would be"' the great day unless?every youngster ln the home from four years up has been a perfect prototype of Lord Chesterfield and Sir Walter Ra lelgb ln regard to manners and gal lantry. Mrs. Gill says that she believes her boys are the best Informed fans in Richmond. The smallest ones are fa mlllar wlth the most intrlcato points of the game; can state the strong and weak points of every player |n the league, and as to the Lawmakers, they aro so famlliar wlth the personal and family hlstory of each player that they could complle a volume upon the subject. ? Tho other mornlng before daybreak a small, bare-footed youngster ln his nlght clothes was caught crawllng back Into hls bed. He confessed that he had been downstalrs to read the result of the games in Tho Times Dispatch, and flnally admitted that he a'nd other boys made regular mornlng excurslons to tho lower hall for thls purposo. At the Sunday school exorclses at tho home ono' of the boys showed that he had not lcnrned hls lesson. "It ls very queer," remarked Mrs. Gill, "that you can remember every detall of a baseball gamo, and yet are unable to learn your shoi-t asslgnment for to day.1' Tho boy squlrmed for n moment un? der the oye of dlspleasure and then ropllod frankly: "Baseball comes nat ural to me, but thls don't,", No wonder some great lung work may be ,expj?cted next Friday, whon Heffron puts hls wolght agalnst tho ball for throo bases or Sandherr kills, Lynchburg's chances at s|iort, RICHARO CROKER'S HOPE tl&ncuts <o Swcep the llritUh Turf Thls Year, LON'PON. Aprll 26.^?Rlchard Croker ls developlng two thor.oughbreds nt Glencalrn, Sandyford, Ireland, wlth wlilch he expects to sweep the British turf thls yoar and wln the classic evonts. Ho has a bropd ot toals of tho bluest blood, several of them rolntlvos of tho great Orby, whloh won the Peeby last year for Mr- CroUor. Amo'ng tho brood marea which havo produced gooi] iiolts aro Itliuda B., rtanj of Orby: Sablno Queen, Peai'l Set", Gw,e, and Nara, Mr. Croker will be well repre sented ln the. Two .Thoutmnd GulnOa?, ,QiU(*t.AaV,JUUUUr *&4?0tb?S QliuldaV aVtt* was placed In the centre of the square fleld. A clrcuit of the four goals counted one 'tally' or run. "A batsman could aelect any thrown ball to strlke nt, but If he mlseed the ball and the catcher caught It he waa out. If a batted ball waa caught on tho fly or firat bound the batsman wns out. If hit by a thrown hall while runnlng between goals the runner was out. Three out, all out; when the flehl Ing slde took thelr Innings at tho bat. Four balls belng unknown, the more skllled batsmen would doflect the ball' back of hlm, whlch was consldered ono of the aclentlflc features of 'town ball.' "In tho absence of any prlnted rulea, it was necessary before the game corn nienced to declde upon the number of ?tallles' that would constltute a game, and the slde that made that number of tailles rtr.-t won the game. Tlie desig nated number of such tallles varled from 21 to 100. The score was kept by making a notch on each slde of a flat stlck. In the absence of any prlnted playlng rules governlng 'town ball," lt was natural that the game would vary conslderably In dlfferent localitlos, but the most usual mode of playing the game wns as outllned above. The same gnme. with dlfferent names, oj.lstcd ln <*'.ffere*nt parts of the coun? try. In certaln parts of New England It was known by the name of 'round ball,' but I have been ttnnble to flnd sny evidence where lt was ever called 'rounders.' In Massachusetts, ln the early flftles, thls 'town ball" game was changed ln nnme to 'basebnll,' and Ih those early days lt was roferred to us tho 'Massachusetts gamo of baseball,' tu contradlstlnctlon to the 'New York game of haseball.' the latter belng the present gamo of baseball. whlle tho so-called Massachusetts game of buse 1:r11 was slmply the game of 'town ball' or 'round hall.' with some sllght modifl c3tlons. In the early slxties the so called game of Massachusetts baseball, like town ball, dled a natural death, and the so-called New York game, or present game of baseball. has become thorcfughly natlonallzed, and at present ls the only game ot 'baseball' now played anywhere ln the world." M'GOVERN IS FAST, NOT TERRY OF OLD Many 0!d-Timers Will Gather Around Ringside When Forcer Cliam -pion Fights Summers Tuesday Night. NEW YORK, Aprll 26.?When TerrJ McGovern stacks up agalnst Johnnj Summers at the Broadway Athletle Club next Tuesday nlght there will probably be more old-tlmers around tha rlngslde than has been seen at a fight since Terry fought Battllng Nelson In Philadelphia two years ago. Every body wlll want to see Terry in actlon. But don't expect to see the Terry of old. although the wlly press agent Is handing out the bunk about McGovern belng flt to "come back." Terry Is ln good condltion. That Is as good as a man can be after what the former cliamplon has pone through. He will probably make it very interestlng for Summers. But we must not lose sisht of tho fact that Summers ls getting pretty good, and from a physlcal vlew point has everythlng on Terry. Let Us hope that Terry will give us a flash of his old self, and then be satlsfied to retire from active ring work. He ls ns full of fight as ever, but the stamtna Is lacklng. It would be too bad to have Terry come out of the battle Tuesday nlght a mental wreck. But thls is what ls llable to happen. We have not yet heard anything defl nlte anent the fabulous offers made for a wrestllng match between George Hackenschmidt and Frank Gotch. Torn O'Rourke let out a shrlek a few days ago that he would offer a purse of 320,000 for another grappling sesslon between these two mat artlsts, and a few hours later we learned from the other side of the world that young Vanderhilt had become Interested ln the grappters. and. with another Eng llsh sportsman. was ready to put up a purse of $10,000 for a match between Hack and Gotch ln London. But then somebody cut the wlres and wrestllng seems to have lost its lustro. Hackenschmidt said before salling that he wanted a return match wlth Gotch, but that the match must take place in Europe. But Hack would soon change hls mlnd if Tom O'Rourke's of? fer Includes real money. Hack cor tainly would take a cha.nce to have hls eye gouged out for that much money. And Gotch wouldn't be back ward In golng to Europe if they guar? anteed him. a juicy purse. But don't worry about that O'Rourko offer. VIRGINIA TO MEET GEORGETOWN WASHINGTON. Aprll 2B?A strugglo long Iooked forward to takes place to morrow afternoon on Georgetown Fleld when the two great rtvals, George? town and Vlrglnla, meet In the second of a serles of three games, the first having been played and won by Georgetown at Charlottesvllle two weeks ago by a score of 3 to 2, after ono of the most exclting struggles ever waged on the Vlrglnla dtamopd. In Susong and Carl Walker Virginia hns two clevor pitchers, men who have demonstrated by thelr work that they aro to be classed wlth the best. Both wlll appear on the flrlng Ilno against tho local collegians In these crucial contests. The wonderful game put up ? by Georgetown against Harvard has lu stllled'lnto the hearts pf the Blue and Gray rooters a fecllng of confldence that was lncklng after the loosa FIGHT HHD FOR Critical Game in Intercollegiate League Next Satur? day. The champioiishlp series for the cup in the A'irginla Intercollegiate Athletle Assoclation promlses to bo of more In? terest thls year than for niany years past, and supporters of the teams rop resented will watch wlth a great deal of Interest the games played ln tho next two weeks, Hnmpden-Sldney hns been unfortu pale lu havlpg lost alroady to Willlnm and Mary and to Randolph-Macon, but thoy stlll have tho chanco to beat Rlcli? mond College hero on May 6th. Ran dolphrRIticon lost to AVIIllnm and Mary last Saturday by a closp acore, but they havo a good team, and lf they can Buocoecl ln lahdlng the best two out. of tho throo wlth Rlchmond College they wlll got tho cup. Wllllam and Maf,- stands alioacl so far, huvlng boaten two colleges ln Iho champtonshlp sorlos, but tholr crttlciil game wlll be thelr final elianee ta wln from Rlchmond College at AVllllains burg next Saturday. Tho second of the samea to bo nlavad games played agalnst Princeton and Pennsylvanla. Howard Smtth's return to the Inlleld has strengthened tho team conslderably, the little shortstop being the llfe of the team In the fleld. The selection of the pltchers for tho VIrglnin games has not been made yet. but it is certaln that Torn Cantwell wlll perform ln one of the games, wlth Montgomery, Devlne and Diamond *o select from for the other. Virglnla followers ln Washlngton rival the Georgetown contlngent in point of numbers, and with the stu dents coming from Charlottesville es? peclally for tho two days the Orango and Black should present a strong front in tho cheering section. Not to be outdone, tho ' many Georgetown rooters, always roused by any klnd of an athletic contest wlth thelr rlvals, have organlzed for the games nnd will appear most llkely wlth a brass band. between Randolph-Macon and Rlch? mond College wns to have been played Saturday at Ashland, but the grounds were so wet that It was agreed thnt the game should be played at Broud Street Park on May 5th. It Rlchmond beats William and Mary Saturday thoro will be something do? lng ln the two remalnlng games be? tween Rlchmond College and Randolph Macon. Rlchmond College won the flrst by the small score of l to 0 In Petorsburg on Aprll (1th. Thls game was as spectacular on both sldes as a gamo could possibly be, and was anybody's game until the last mnn was out In tho nlnth lnnlng. It Is a plty that more of those games could not havo been nrrnnged ln Rlch? mond, but the rooters wlll bo out ln full force to see the Randolph-Macon and Hampden-Sidney ganies wlth Rlih mond College, Whl Play Latter p,?t of Wfrk Atsaimt The Rlchmond tcam loft yesterday mornliig tn plny the next threo days in Roanoke, ancl wlll return on Tliun* f^^fPi^ kynohburg. Managor Ltpo took llftoon men wltli hlm. leavln-nnly Cnssldy and Jackson behind, Jackson Is puffoving wlth hls arm. Morgan, who has heen releasod, >b still ln the cltv. Ho mny land another borth In tlio Virglnla Leaguo. Stanloy Blgble, ono of the loaa) plny ers and well-known here, has reoeivtnl hls tranportatlon to Lynn, MaBs., ancl oxpects to leave to-day or to-mor? row, ,.>,;'' "DEYO" SCOTT MARRIED "TRAMP" WALTER JONES Miss Seott is Sister to Mrs. Larry Giffen and Was a Great Favorite Here Three Years Ago When She Appeared With the Giffen Company. NEW YORK. Aprll 26.?The num* erous friends of Mfss Blanch Deyo, tho actress, and Walter Jones, orlglnator of the "tramp comedlan" act In "Thes pla," continuo to congrntulate tho pair, who were marrled on. Aprll 4th, after a romanttc courtshlp. Miss Deyo formerly was the wlfe of Frank L. Perley, the theatrieal manag? er. Miss Deyo' for many years has commanded the admiration of the American theatre-goers by her grace? ful dancing, li'er charmlng personallty, and ln prlvate lifo has won a host of friends by her gentle manner. Mr. Jonss flrst won famo when Rlce's production of "1492" was presented to tho publlc many years ago. In that famoTis offerlng Mr. Jones appeared as a tramp, and the old-tlmers remem ber that these whom he amused pre ferred to see hlm than a dozen con tempfirary comedians .rolled Into ono, JOnes:s "tramp dct" was Imltated all over the country, but no man has ever eciualed hlm In the role. The romance began ln Chicago, where Mlps Deyo ond Mr. Joncs were playing In dlfferent shows. They promptly fell in love. .ind decided to he marrled ln the >Arlndy CICy. Howover. the fact that Mr. Jqn'es wfls a dlvorced mnn milltated agalnst tnls plan, the laws of tne State opposing lt. So tlie coupte got an automoblle, and between porfdrhiances rushod to Crown Point, Ind., wlirre Judge Harry Nickerson marrled them. SAVANNAH WANTS CUP RACE NEW YORK, April 26.?Harvey Gran ger, of Savannah, Ga? is ln New York, and to-morrow will meet the commls slon having in charge the arrange me:it8 for the automobile racep for tho Vanderbllt cup, which will be run it) the fall. Savannah already has defl nltoly made appllcatloh for the prlvl lege of holdlng tha races, and to-mor? row Mr. Grangcr will place before the commlaslon the detalls which he thtnks will guarantee the succesB of the race If lt ls held in the Southern city. He the former head of Tammany Hall will be a formldable factor. American turfmcn famll^ar wlth tha Engllsh turf have declared slnce Mr. Croker's filly Rhodora won the Dew hurst plate at Newmarket that the owner of Orby has an excellent chanco to win the Oaks and other blg ovents with the filly, and thus complete the measure of hls succoss In England, The wlnner of the Dewhurst plate, a seven-furlong race, is accredlted wlth hovlng stronger clalms on the succeed ing year's classlc than has the wlnner of the Middle Park plate, a slx-fur long race. Lesbla, which won the lat ter stake, is described as a small but exqulsltoly shaped filly, and not llkoly to grow much. Sho defeated Rhodora In the Middle Park plate, but the lat ter was just recoverlng from a severo lllnoss. Lesbla did not start in the Dewhurst plate, a week lator, tho race won by Rhodora. If Losbla had start ed lt ls goiierally conceded that Rho? dora would have taken her measure at the longer dlstance. It ls flgured on this that Mr. Croker's chances to win the Oaks are better than those of Slr Danlel Cooper, the owner ot Lesbla. Cap and Bells won tho Oaks for James R. and V. p. Keone slx years ago ln hollow style. SOUTHERN LEAGUE At Memphls: Momphls-.ftoblle gamo postponed; raln. NEW ORL.EANS. LA.. Aprll 2fi.? Score bv Innlngs: R. II. E. Llttlo Rock. .0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0?l 11 1 Now Orleans ,0000010 0 00 lr^-2 7 l Batterles: Buchannu and Wond; Erlta nnd Matthews. Tlme, 2:24, UtTiPlreii, Fitzmorrls and O'Brten. AMUSEMENTS Aenrtcmy--"Tlie Three of l'?,' Ill.lou?'Mly Tnmlioy Glrl." Coloulnl?Vniiib-vlllc. Mujestlc? Vtiudevnti'. OIIVph IMaycrs In "The Thrce ot l'?." Wlth Willlam J. Kelley ln tho rolo of Stevo Townley, the Gilten Company will trlye the flrat parrormanco of Ra ah?\ CsoUuw'a itouiui AmaricaA slfcV, has been assured hy Governor Smith that.a sufficient force of State troops wlll be detalled to guard the course, nnd wlll guarantee perfect roads. Al? though there have been reports that Connectlcut and Mlssouri would bld for the race, rlo word has been received by the commlsslon from either State. Louls Strang, who drove the Italian cnr to vletory ln the Brlarcllff road race last week. has signed a contract to pllot an Amerlcan car ln the grand prlx, the blue rlbbon automoblle event of France, noxt July. "The Three of Us," at tho Academy of Music to-night. Tlie productlon hns been staged wlth the close attentlon to detall that ls charactorlstic of all tlul dramatlc presentatlons offered by Mr. Giffen. ln the distrlbutlon of rolos the producer has allotted to each of the players of hls splendid organlzatlon the part to whlch Individual talents and temperament mny be most effectlvely ndapted, and a superb prosentatlo*n ls assured, Besides the leadlng man. brought here from New York b.v Mr. Giffen, an? other new fnce wlll bo seen In tho company to-nlght. Miss Allce Pollock wlll mnkc her flrst nppoarance wlth the GIffen players. "The Three of Us" has boen pro nounced hy emlnent crltlcs the great? est Amerlcan play yet given to tho stage. Tho story ls ono of absorbtng Interest. The actlon never lags through tho four acts. The dramatic scene.s and incldents, ln rapid rocurrence, form a fasclhatlng narrative, whlch attrncts and holds attentlon from the openlng scene to the flnal curtaln. Whllo the nctlo-t is lald In a Nevacln mlnlng camp, and tho minlng atmasphere pervados the play, "The Throe of Us" has noth? lng ln common wlth the Wlld Western type of drnmu. Tha GIffen Company wlll present tho play four nlghts?to-night, Thursday. Frlday and Saturday. Mntlneo per formanees wlll bo given Thursday and Saturday. "My TomlNiy Glrl." Lottlo Williams closos her season here thls week, after a year of great success all over the country. "My Tomboy Glrl" hus provoi one of the InstrumeiUs by whlch the little coma dlonne has been tible to show her tal? ents. Sho Is supportod by a large com? pany, Including a number of alngers nnd dnncerB. At tho close of thls week's engagement tho members of the company wlll leave for tholr homes, the season closing. Miss Williams wlll go to New York, whero she wlll mako arrangemeiU8 for hor _5uropea"i trlp. De Wolf Hopper In "lluppyluud." Sylvla, Mai'guerlte Clark's sweet llttlo character, portrayed ln the Do Wolf Hopper vehleli), tho De Koven aml Ranken success, "Happylund," ls a dalnty companion part to her oarller rules?Polly, In "Plckw|ck," nntl Ma tayn. In "Wang." Sho's tlio samo charmlng little ereaturo |n the now pnrt, Kitl Mr, Hopper congratulates hlmself upon retalnlug her a. hls lead? lng femalo Playor. "Happyland" cornaa to the Acad.my to-morrow night ?i-A W.da?---_". matia ?? ftnd nl__t. THE VABSITY TEI Will Play Crack Collegcs, End* ing With West Point on . Saturday. PLAY GEORGETOWN TO-DAY Carl Walkcr, a Richmond Boy, Makcs Great Reputation as a TAvirler. i [Sp?clAl to The Tlmcs-Dlapatch.] CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., April 28. ?Virginla's baaeball team left thla arterhoon on Its annual Northern trlp, whlch Includ'es' games wlth George town (two), Prlneeton. Pennsylvanla, Kordham nnd ihe Unlted States MUI tary Academy, tho season to end at West Point on Saturday. The plnyers left on thft 4 o'clock traln over the Southern Rallway and stopped at Culpeper for dlnner, reach- , Ing Washlngton In ample tlme for a good nignt's rest jefore the Inltial game wlth the Blue and Gray. The team has just concluded one of-. the moat strenuous "at home" sched- i ules ever made ont for an orange and i blue nlne. The ttie paat fourteen days the team has played eloven games (ono havlng been prcventod on account of raln) wlth such teams as George town, Dartmouth, Prlneeton, Pennsyl? vanla State. Lehigh. North Carollna, Fennsylv.ini-i and Davldson. That tho team captured four out of the alfC ., games played Easter week waa a great surprlse to many of the "rooters," when lt !s taken Into pbnslderatlon that the maJoHty of the members of,. tho team were acttve participants ln the galtles of tho week. most of them attendlng the germans whlch laated rar into tne nlght, to say nothlng' of , the mornlng drives wlth the vlsltlng giris. Desplte this dlsslpatlon. the players" have put up a hlghly credltable fleld Ing game, and have batted ln ' falrly. good form, conslderlng the class of teams agalnst whlch they were pltted. The team ha3 played nineteen games this season. Twelve of these were vlc torles nnd seven defeats. It la but . falr to state that at least three of th? . defeats sustalned were wlth decldedly Inferlor teams, and had. not the coaches experlmented by trying out freshmen pltchers, vlctorles would have been clialked up Instead of defeata. The team as a whole ls ln better shape thnn when lt met Georgetown here two wecks ago, nnd should maka a better ahowlng ln the two conteats. wlth the Blue and Gray to-morrow and Tuesday. Susong ls ln splendid trim, and is about due to twlrl Just such another game as he dld in Richmond ten days ago agalnst Prlneeton, when not a Tlger runner passed second base untll the eleventh Innlng. Carl Walker, the young southpaw from Woodberry, who has not lost a single contest this aeason, wlll be sont In agalnst Georgetown Tuesday. His experlence galned agalnst blg teams for the paat fortnlght la expected u> stand hlm ln good stead. Captaln Hoff. who had an anklo spralned in the flrst Lehigh game, la rapldly recoverlng from the injury. Tha rest of the players are In good physlcal condltlon. The llst of games playoA follows: i Games Won. \rlrglnla, D; P'lshburne's, 5; Vlrginla,' 15; Mlller School, 0; A'lrglnla. 1; Wood? berry, 0: Vlrginla. 1; Amherst, Q; A'ir-. ginia, 4; Cornell. 2; Vlrginla. 10; Dart? mouth. 0; Arlrginia, 6; Princeton, 1; Vlrginla, 7; Lehigh, 0; Vlrginla, 5; North Carollna, -l; Vlrginla. 7; Pennsyl? vanla, 5;. A'lrglnla, 4; Davldson, 0. Gn nies I.oat. Vlrginla, 2; Cornell. 4; Arirglnla, I; North Carollna, 2; A'lrglnla, 2; George? town, 3; AMrglnla. 0; Princeton, 1; Vlr? ginla, 5; Penn State, 9; Vlrginla, 4; Lehigh, 6. Cincinnati Beat Out St. Louis by Timely Hitting and Good Luck. AMERICAN LEAGUE Reanltn Yesterday. At St.'Louis: St. Louls-Chlcago; raln Stnndlng of tbc Clubs. Clubs. (W. L. P. C. St. Louis . 7 4 .638 New York .-t.i 6 4 .600 Cleveland. 5 4 .553 Eoston. 6 5 .545 Philadelphla . 6 5 .545 Chlcago.i 5 6 .455 Detrolt . 3 6 .8S3 AVashington . 3 7 .300 Games To-Dny. Detrolt at Cleveland. AA'ashlngton at Philadelphla. Chlcago at St. Louis. Boston at New Yorli NATIONAL LEAGUE llcatilta Yesterday. At Cincinnati: Cincinnati, 4: St.'. Louis, 0. At Chlcago: Chicago-Pittsburg; raln. Stnndlng of tlie Club*. Clubs. W. L. T.C. Chlcago. 7 2 'lH New York. 6 4 .600 Plttsburg . 6 4 .800 Cincinnati . 6 4 .600 Brooklyi 5 .500 Boston. 5 o .500 Philadelphla . * * ?*', St. Louis .? ? ? 3 ,/ & '*82 Onmca To-Dny. Plttsburg at Chlcago. Philadelphla at Brooklytu New York at Boston. St. Louis at Clnclnn?ti. Errotti nnd H?rd Lneil. CINCINNATI, O.. Aprll 26,?Errors kf St Louis and timely hitting ga?ve Cln ottmatl a comparatlvely easy vtctory to-c'ay. Coakley was hit harder th.an icaynutnd. but managed to keep tho vialtoria' hlts scattered. Scoro by Innings: , "J ? Cincinnati .0 2 0 0 11 0 0 ??4 * 3 St Louis....... .000000000?0 7 i Rattei'ies; Coakley and Schlei; Ray mond and Hostetter. Tinie, 1:45. Um pire, O'Day. _J tiet Kausaa PlUlier. , [Sneclal to Tlni Tlmes-nisi>atch 1 MrNCHBUKO, VA.. Aprll J*.?Th? loj^l biseoall team lia? purchmed a plteher r.smed Kliuoy tram K?ni?? I'ltV. ?? to? Ameriean A??o?lation t??mi ??? ?? V J**' iiiStVd h?ra in tlm? for wtk ?mtlr*?m? .m? eowln* wtflt?