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?? SPORTING SECTION ?.?? Wtpmkh TMK TIMES FOUNDHD 1S8?, . MR DISPATCH FOUNflEU HGO, UK'HMOND, VA., SUNDAY, MAT?C.IM4, 1909. E PRICE FIVE CENTS. TMHFlMB" WITH THEJARSITTf The Facts of Many "Severed Reiations" Incidents Are Givcn to the Public. ATHLETIC COMMITTEE ISSUES A STATEMENT .Slrong Answer Is Made tu Kccen Ci.t_cisi._l, .Vliich Rcflcct.s on .^poiL_.:iii_.;i.-hi]i of the Uni versity Player..?Alleged ('a:-;cs cf "Quittir.j,'" At*c Kxplained. l-jjieclal to Tho Tir.ies-jDUpatch.] CHAI'.LOTTICSVIU.K. VA.. March 13 ?Tlio executlve commltteo of tlu Qeneral AOilctic Anaociation of tti. Unlvenlty of Vlrglnla to-day irsuec I rn- following ?tat?ment: In Vlew of tho i. hi- publlclty glvei 10 an edltorial erftlclem of athleth pollcles at tho Unlveralty of virginia whleh appeared ln a Danville riewepa pjfjr .Mnr-h :. and the mlaiepreaenia tiona contained Ihercln, thr* execiitfvi commltteo or tho General Athletic A? ? i<*Iatlon ludges lt not lll-advi?od t< Itfua tlu- foiiowlng oftt.-iai statement in ord.r tjjat thn... v.-li,, df-xlre mii; liave an opportunity to nucertaln th. facti and t i21j*- be tsnkble'l lo form just t oncluslons. The pi.-iii. mtentlon >_.f thr- edltorial ia to convey ihe Impresslon tliat when ever Vlrglnla aultera ?<_ deleat, partic nlnriy ln football, lhe unlvenlty > ?*ven athlotlc relatlons wlth tho vlolorloui institutldb. .in.l then la gullty of "un *inruiTi-inllke" conduct, "aavorlng bus, piclously of piaylng the haby act." In t-upport of thls eontentlon, th? t-dllorlal eit__' tlio following rases: No. 1. Ther. ia lhe alleged never ani-,* of _\thl_Mi.- relatlons between Vlr? glnla and Johna Ilopkln.-- Unlveralty "aia a r.ault of a recont dl*agreement growing ??>! ?f a track meet In Eal tiniore." Thls ls false. Tho athletic jiuthorltt_.s of thr Unlveralty of Vlr? glnla hav, never even .-onlemplated oi considered bucIi a step. Inferrurr l. Fnlite. So. : It ls allcg'd that Vlrglnla !-.-<>Ho off relation.. wlth tho Univer ?-:???? ot, North Carulina after Carolina had defeatt-J us by the score of 6 to 2 in 1S38. There ls but one olt-ment ' truth in t hlt CMe, and that Is Ir relevant to the purpos*- of the edl* ? .-!. The inffr#ence b.i_>*.l on It ls ralse. Therv was a severanee ln '35 between North Carolina and Virginla Thia "break" occurr?d before and not afl^r the ;-,-.une that fall. and henc-e roulil nut have been due to the de feat, Tlu. irann vaa played under mu tual prof station, as a result of whtel Carolina officlally notlftod Virginla be? fore the game that theroafter athletic relatlons wene at an rnd. Hcitce, thi Impl/callo'n !_. cvldently untrue that Vlrglnla -quit" because defeatod. No. 3. "A slmllar break followed th.: defcr.t of the unhersity football loair ln W'aidilngton troine years ago. when George'town Unlveralty ivon by the score of tomethlng llko 17 to 15. This break did ocour aftor tho game, Bul Georgctown "broke" wlth Virginia Virginla did not break wlth George lown. The cause of Georgetown's ac? tion was an lncldcnlal remark ln an account of the game whlch appeared ln "Colk-ge TopIc_s." Tho wrlter ln "Topics" lrr^sponslbly trled to be wlt ty, but unfortunatcly proved only tc bc offenslve. The "apologles by Virginla," tc whlch the edltorial refers, wero the sultable ones offered hy the wrltet of the artlcle for his unintended of fense. Consequently, ln thls case also, the assumpiion that Virginla broke with Gcorgetown on account of de feat ls obviously false. No. 4. "Then came V. V. I? whlch commltted the unpardonable offense ol defeatlng Virginia at Charlottesvllle Ir 1905. Severance of reiations follow? ed." It Is true that V. P. I. did de fcat Vlrglnla ln 1905; lt ls also true that ln this instanco Virginia did the "breaking." In fact, Virginla wrote V. P. I. canceling the game ln the fall of 1905, before the Blacksburg team left home. Fundamontal ques? tions of amateur eligibllity were at stako, and Virginla does not hesitate to have the case stand upon Its merlta, The facts of the case aroused much intorest at the tlme, and were wldely dlscusscd. Tt would be Improper now to rcopen the controversy by any of? flclal repetltlon of detalls. DliI Not Drop W. nnd l? No. 5. "Washington and Lee Univcr slty defeated Virginla two years age by 1 polnt. and stralghtway Washing? ton and" Lee was dropped from the schedu]c." Thls ls false. Virginla has nover dropped Washington and Lee. On the contrary, slnce tho vlctory ol Washington and Lee, Virginla has re veatedly wrltten tho Washington and T.eo manngement In an effort to se? cure a game wlth hor at Charlottes? vllle. The latter has absolutoly re* fiased to schedulo a gamo wlth Vlr? glnla imless Virginla consentod tc play hor away from Charlottesville. Virginla has nover played Washington and Leo anywhore but at Charlottes yllle. We do not wlsh to bo misun derstood as ln any way whatsoevei erltlclslng Washington and Lee foT thelr doclsion. Tt Is Imposslble, how? ever, for Virginia to comply wlth the requept. Tho faculty of the Unlver slty of Vlrgrlnla grants the team a very limited number of days' leave of ubsonce durlng n ?-eason, and many t ctora of athletlo pollcy and of stud e alumni and unlverslty Interest rrn jCnter into conslderatlon of the proiiftem of athletlo contests away from home. Indaed, the students of the unh'orsity feel that the manajce ment hore _jhould__lHjcri_ia-se the num? ber of home games. It may be added that Vlrglnla has Invlted Washing? ton and Leo to play here ln the fall of 1909, but Washington and Upe hat agnln docllned. Therefore. the Insin natlon that Virginla "dropped" Wash? ington and l.ee for any oruso at all i.? wlthoul tlio lOlghtest foundation. No, (I. "Now Vlrglnla. whlch playec Sowanoo last season a very close game has lost a srame wlth that team bj tardy negotiatlons." This statament h mlsleadlng.. At the regular tlme thi (Continued on aeTondT~Page3 RIVERSIDE AND DEEP RUN HUNTERS READY FOR THE CHASE Tbl* Jolnt m_-f-tlnc of the Pclernburg and Itlclitnnnd Hunt Clubs was lield at Poternburg, the pieture sbowlnr them nl tlie ntart, wlilch waa made at llarvlll'n Fleld. CflLTS STARTWiTH EIEHT PiTCHERS Lipe Has Promising Bunch froir Which to Pick Flinging Staff. FIELDER SIEBER SILEN1 r.Ianagcmcnt Hears Nothing fron Baltimore Player, but Is Not Worrying. Manager Perry Lipe has heard noth? lng from Left Flelder Sleber, who ha: been taking an examination in Balti? more durlng lhe past week. Sicbei promised to write Lipe yesterday, stat ing whether or not he would play wlth the Colts this season, and unles. he breaks loose on tlie wire or tlirougi tho mails beforo to-morrow, Lipe wil send hlm a tolegram to find out whai ho Intcnds to do ln the matter of af lixing his list to a contract. It is pret? ty certaln that Sieber will return hore and his sllence Is causing no appre henslon, Pitcher Walker, who was purchasec from Danvlllo, has linally come across and now the pltchlng staff ls com plete. Elght tllngers in all have re? turned contracts, and there should bf no dliliculty lu selecting a good stafl out of this number. Revelle aud Bus sey, of last ycar's team. are flxtures and there ls no question but that Walker can dellver the goods. Among tho other promising men are Ashton of Chlcago; Powers, of Rockport, Ind Watson, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Muir of Hamllton, Ont. All of these mer are experienced and como wlth gooc recommcndatlons. Weymack. the Man? chester youngster, also wlll be glver a try-out durlng the exhibition games Still, Holdlng Out. Cowan ls still holdlng out for bi? money. If he dOos not slgn up with? ln the next few days, the local man agement wlll send hlm an ultimatum In .all probablllty he wlll come tc terms before the exhibition games be gin on March 27. Ison also ls holdlng out. He has a good Job as traveling salesman and hates to give up the easy money. Manager Lipe wlll" send out trans portatlon to the players to-morrow and they wlll begln arrivlng ln towr pext Saturday or Sunday. Three ar. comlng from Chlcago, one from De trolt, one from Lehlghton, Pa., three from Pennsylvania towns, one froir Clnclnnatl, one from Ontarlo, and one from Tallahassee. The transportatlot wlll amount to qulte an item. The regular practlce beglns one week from to-morrow. The men wll work out twice dally, at 10 o'clock lr the morning and at 2 o'clock ln the afternoon. 'Some of the men have beer practlcing in thelr home towns, anc they should be well llmbered up whev the big exhibition games commence. EHghtccu Men Slgned. Includlng Manager LIpo. eighteet men are slgned up, and all of these wlll be on hand when the flrst prac? tlce call sounds, "Dutfch" Revelle, whe Is at his home ln Portsmouth, probab? ly will come hore thls week. "Dutch' says he ls glad to get back with the Colts, slnce the Tankees would nol give hlm a tryout, and lt ls more than an even bet that the majority of the Richmond fans are glad to see hlm back. Revelle pltchod great bal for Richmond last year, and the fans are expecting even better work of hln this season. BJSCKKR, WlfVS TOURNAMENT. Auburndale Mnn Defeala Parmcleo Three Vp and Two to Play. PINBHURST, N, C March 13.?C. L. Becker. of the Woodland Golf Club. Auburndale, Mass,, was tho wlnper of tho annual club ehamplonshlp golf tournament to-day. defoatlng E. S; Parmelee, of tlie New Huvan, Conn.. Country Club, three. up und two to play in the thlrty-slx hole flnals. D. L. Coffoy, of 'he Franklin Park Club, Boston, won tho oonsolation ln a close contest wlth I. S. Robeson, o Roohester, two up and one to play, the Massachusotts player belng four uj at noon. REPRESENT VIRGINIA BOWLERS IN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN GAMEi Whitman, of Richmond, and Wagner, of Norfolk, Are the Players Chosen. E. G. Whitman, of Richmond, and A. W. Wagner, of Norfolk, have beeh selected to represent the Virginia State Bowllng Assoclatlon ln the big tour? nament whlch is to be held by the I National Bowllng Assoclatlon ln May at the Madlson Square Garden, NeW | York Clty. Tlils will be tiie, first time the Virginla association has beon rep resented at the national lourne'y. Whitman wlll leave for Norfolk thls week to begin tralnlng wlth Wagner on the Brunswlck alleys ln that clty, and later Wagner wlll come here to traln wlth Whitman on the Newport alleys. They will enter the team ?vents at the national tournament as a two-man team, and also wlll take part in many of the lndlvidual events. Wagner nnd Whitman aro regarded as among the best, bowlers lh the South, and the State association ls,ex pectlng great thlngs of them in * the national tourney. Whitman has played in all of the largest cities throughout the South, and has met some of the best bowlers ln the country. Wagner*was the leading man on the strong Boston team for flve years, and is the fastest man on the present Norfolk team. Largest Ever Held. Present lndlcations are that the tournament ln New York will be the largest ever held in the world. It wlll open on May 24, and contlnue un? til June 5. Thero wlll be representa? tlves from air of the Eastern and Southern States, as well as teams from the West and Canada. Twenty four .ot the hlghest class alleys will be held ln tho Madison Square Gar? den, and it is estlmated that fully 200,000 bowlers will take part In the DEEP RUN HOUNDS FURNISH SPORT Field Small, but Pink Coat Riders Have to Leap Four and a Half Foot Fence. . Deep Run hounds were ln nne form yesterday afternoon, when a small but enthusiastlc fleld of sportsmen met at Chestnut Hlll. The master, W, O. Young, on Overland, and Draper, the huntsman, on Grandee, wlth the pack of seven and a half couples well in hand. gal^ped up promptly at 3:S0 o'clock, when the following members of the club saluted the M. F. II.: Archer Anderson, on Chorus Glrl; J. R. J. Anderson, on. Paladln; Louis Gathright, on Bessle Barker; Fred Campoell. on Computer; William Camp? bell, on Glpsy Boy; Edward D. Harria, on Zilla, and two hard rlding young sters, the Burruss boys, on thorough breds. Mr. Graves, the genlal se&retary of the hunt, who ls one of the falfhtul, was ln New York, arrangtng" wlth the Jockey Club for tha sprlnsr raco meet. Hounds were east west of Chestnut Hlll, and flndlng, went away ln flne form, giving voice lustlly. The drag was lald across Strawberry Hlll, Tins ley's farm, Foxboro, Burruss's estate, Kelly's, Cheatwood's, to a "run to oarth" near Glnter Park. The going was good and a falr lot of fences were jumped, notably some now fllghts of posts and rulls on tho Burruss farm, whlch de manded foiir and a half feet ot leap lng. , After the drag a reijeptlon was held at Deep Run Clubhouse, where a nu ber of society . people welcomed ?tha plnlc-eoated 'aportsmon. .Mis. Beall Wlim ..liii.le*. PINEIWRST. N. C, March 13.?Ml-S Priscllla Beall. of Unlontpwn, Pa., was tho wlnner of the women's slngles ten* nls tournamont for the Country Club spring cup here to-day, defcatlng Mlma Dlll, ot East Orange, N.'-J., 8-1, 8*3, l& the flnal round... *? E. G. WHITMAN. tourney. New York Clty wlll be represented by 600 teams. An aggregate of $50,000 ln cash Iiii ME SU-Kff GDNTEST Cibol and Orphee, Winners, Long Way Behind the Old Record. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW rORK. March 13.?With the band ilaylng and tho crowd cheerlng, the ilx-day go-as-you-please race came to i close to-nlght at 10 o'clock.* Wlth :he end not far away, a grlm smllo itole over the features of ull and tho nen freshened up wonderfully In tho ast hour. Nearly all were shaved and ileaned off, and only at close range lld they exhibit the effects of tho ong grlnd.and,tho six sloepless nights. \s wus anticipated for the last oouplo it days, the French team, Clbol 'and .rphee, won. A llttle before the end several cable jrams arrlved from Franco, congratu lating the Frenchmen on thelr pluoky work. Davls and Metkus, the Indian team,- was second, and Dineen and Prouty, tho .Bostonlan's, thlrd. Loeslln ind Klubertanz, tho German team, came In fourth, and Shelton and Frazer tlfth J3urpy and Hegelmau wero slxth; Fee jan and Curtls, seventh; Guignurd and Roveree, elghth; Navze and Keller, ninth; Edelson and PallantI, tonth, and old Hartley, alono. The l-'luul Hclay. -\n hour. or so before the ond the inanagoment plcked out the fresheat men of each team for tho flnal roluy, riie mon who carrled their respectiise . olors across the llne .were Clbot, Met? kus, Dlnoon, Loeslelu, Frazer, Corey, Feegan, Rovoreo, Ivollar, PallantI, and Hartley. As each "Ped" orossecl tho llne ho was glven a great ovatloit, A :rowd of about ",000 persons suw tho fUilsh, The wtnnera wero a long way behlnd the old record, whlch ls 770 mlles and Dne lap, made by llegolman and Cava (Contlnued on~Secon_H^g-e7) ! j Tournament Will Probably Be Largest of Its Kind Ever Held in World. prlzes wlll be glven the wlnners ln the varlous events. and other prizes wll] be offered for hlgh scores by teams and lndlviduals. A bowllng supply company has pre? sented two of the best mlneralltc bowllng balls to the Virginla team for use ln the national tourney. The balls are on dlsplay in the windowf of the Newport alleys. The Weck's Wlnners. Watkins and Beok wero the prlze wlnners on the Lake alleys last week, the former taking first honors Tues? day nlght and the latter wlnnlng out Thursday nlght. Tliursday night C. L. Cosby rolled a hlgh averago score ln ten games of tenplns, hla total belng 1.S68 plns, and tho average 1S7 plns. Thls ls the hlghest total score and averago rolled by an amateur ln Richmond. Wllkes made the hlgh? est average score in .duckplns for the week wlth 136 plns. Following are some of the hlgh scores for the week; Duckplns?Wllkes. 136; Watkins, 125; C. H. Cosby, 123; Thorpe. 120; Payne. 124; L Cosby, 121; E. Vaden, 119; C. Vaden, 116;*Ellls, 115; Wagner, 112. Tenplna?C. L. Cosby, 235; H. P. Brown, 224; E. D, Sturtz. 220; R. Wadfore, 219; Crawford, 216; Good man, 214. STABLES DIVIDED. Keenc and llt-lii_--.it Will Bc nepreseut ed on A merlcnu and l-iiisli_h Turf. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.J NEW YORK, March 13.?James R. Keene and August Belmont have di vided their big raclng stables thls year for the purpose of belng repre sented on both the Eng'ish and Amer? ican turf. CAROLINA PLftYS HER FIRST GAME Finds Tough Proposition in Youngsters from Bingham "Prep." [Special to ".'he Ttmcs-DI..pateli.] CHAPEL HILL, N. C, March 13.? Carollna played her flrst game of the season here to-day on a wet diamond wlth the Bingham (Mebane) "Prep" School. The "prep" boys showed up sttrprlstngly strong *witli the wlllow, getting a total of elght hfts. Carollna had an off day, aild her hittlng and fleldlng were a shade off. Duncan and 'Moore did tlie stlck work for the Tar heels, each getting two hits. The wot condition of tlie grounds made tho fleldlng a.nd base runnlng slow. Carollna's next game ls with Oakrldgo here Saturday. Score by lnnlngs: H, Carollna . 00000012 ?_3 Bingham . lOOuoooo 1_2 Tho ltne-up: CarolIna--Duncan, sec? ond base; Hamllton, flrst base; Moore, catcher; Rose, centre fleld; Wlnn shortstop; Fountaln. left Hold; Stevens,' right Held; Tillett and Lyun. thlrd base; I'JUls and Stewart. pltchers. Bingham_ l.uttorloh, second base, Horner, tlrst base; Llpacomb, catcher; Kays, centro Hold; Street, shortstop; Glover, loft fleld; Corbett, right fleld; E. Luttorloh, thlrd baae; Campbell, pitcher. Umplres?"Farmer" Moore and "Rummy" Wrenn, ot the Eastern Car? ollna League, -?-.???| Klberfeld UoMiruii. I'.SiM'.-ial tu The TillU-S-Disiialch. 1 I/XNCHBURG. YA.. Maroh .1:1. ?"KUi" Elberfald, who waa called homo a week obo by a caae of Ulplitheila at hla home, iu tiirned to Macon to-duy ta rejuin the New York .itnericanB. Hla llttle daughter ia ?n tiroly v.-eii. and Elberfcld waa anxioua tu ba back at Macon, IS-1ITE BOUT DISGUSTS SPORTS Hardly Fifty Dollars Wagcred Around Ring Before Men Started to Fight. AN "OLD-AGE" EXHIBITION Nelson May Know Own Bus'iness Best in Dodging McFarlarid and VVelsh. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] NEW YORK. March I.i.?"If the New York Boxing Club managers are wlse they wlll bar Joe Gans and Jabez Whlte from further exhlbitlons of old age," said a leading patron of glove contests to-day, and In maklng this declaration he volced the oplnlon of practleally all tho sporting men ln tewn. Tt was pointed out by corrospondents ton days ago that the Gans-White bout mlght cause dissatisfactlon for several reasons?tliat tho inon were too old to display anything' llke thelr former s-kill; that Oans's reputation as a self confessed faker would not help any when It was a fact that several shady indtvlduals were "mlxed up," and that Whlte ln deelarlng hlmself llght weight champion of England "was merely four-flushlng, since he lost the title to Jack Goldswin two years ago ln a bout at the National Sporting Club at London. Not n Franic-Up. Looking at tne bout as provlded by the anclent boxers, Gans and White wlthout prejudice, malice ov lack of experlence, conservatlve judges were convlnced of one tliing in partlcular: The bout was not a "frame up" or a "fake," for the excellent reason that, all told, not $50 wus wagered around the rlng before the men began to box. There was absolutely no bettlng at sporting resorts for a week prior to the bout, as the talent regarded both Gans and Whlte as back num bers. As the average age limit ln pugilism ls about thirty-three years, lt ls not unfalr to say that Gans and Whlto should have retlred some time ago. Gans wa.s a shadow of his former great self. He was weak in the legs, had little strength to' elther take or give punlshment, and would have 'boen put to sleep lf White had possessed just ordlnary hittlng power. If anything, Whlto was in better physical condi? tion, barrlng a very weak jaw. Cnless Gans has gono back wlth unusual rapidlty since I.ls dofeat at the hands of Nelson last Septembor. It was the opinion among ring fol lowers to-day that Nelson is just pos? slbly a blt overrated, and that he knows what he is about whon he dodges the ehallcnges from Packy Mc Farland und Frcddio Welsh. Kl-iculc_ Offer. Jeffries ls inellned to ridicule the offer of a $50,000 purse for a battle >\.th Johnson, mado by Hugh D. Mc lutosh, the Australlaii fight promoter. Jeffries sald to-day that Jie knew that a number of Seattle men stood j ready to offer $130,000, and declared if ho decided to make a mutch with the negro the battleground would be Ih Amerlca, not ln Europe or Australia. In other words, Jeffries wlll turn down all of Mclntosh's proposltlons unless, in tho event of his return to the ring, he flnds tliat Mclntosh has Johnson un? der his Wlngf. Mclntosh sald t'l.-d.iy thnt he would do his best to match Jlm und Jack, und that as soon aa Johnson reaches thls clty thero wlll be some definlto tesuRs. Oweh Moran, tho Kngllsh boxer, wlll be the favorlte whon ho entcrs the ring at the Falrmont Athletic Club next Tuesduy to box tan rounda wlth Har lem Tommy Murphy. These boys did somo vigorous" work to-day In prepa ratlon for the mill, tn splte of tho un pleasant weather. Moran had a dis tuict udvantage when he met Murphy at tha National Athletic Club several weeks ago, and for thnt reason ho be lloves that ho wlll ttlm tho Harlem boxer agaln, Wlth Mike Donlln and Cy Seymour out cf* tt, Manager McGraw wlll have to drill practleally a new outfleld for the Glunts thls- year, Bul ln Murray, llarziog, O'llara, McCormlck, Cogash and Moyei'3 he has a fast lot of your eters. *?f FRESHBLOOD IN E Cld Playcrs Let Out and Youngsters Are Put in Their Places. VIRGINIA FURMSHES PKOM1SING MATERIAL Tossers from Danville and Lynch? burg Now l'laying With the. Southeflicrs?l'ractice Has Begun and Outlook for. l'remier Season Is Bright. [Speclnl 10 The Tlme*-Dispatch. J MiDi. ..oo___.l_.li. i, .vi_A.. ___u.rcti 13.? This week wus iei.or_.nig time for all ot ihe teama of tlie riouthern League. hince tlie Iirst part of the week all ui .,,..- cltiba havo been sweiled by the viaita <_t ih>- playera, and practlce i,us Ufc"_t_in ii.nif._i. ua aoon as appuur atico '.. _-.?; piu in. For the..most part tho league blds ftur to he the best. one In the hlstory of the South. by ._. remarkable pro _.-._?.. ot weodlng, most of the old players have b.-eii gbtten rlU ot to give way tp the you.iger fejlows. and as u cornequence most of the clubs are Bhowlng tedder, youngur and moro vigorous blood. More attentlon has been paid by the mogiil.H of the elght Southern League c'.ties to tlie nctghborlng leagues than at uny prevlous tlme. Out of the Houth Atluntltv-League has cotno a number of playcrs who have hlgh records. More players, however, have come out of tho Vlrglnla League, as seen below. A full proa poctus of the ante-season situatlon ls nppended. Tho Bouthern League season opons April 1.V, ..anbvlllr'a Llne-Up. Manager Bernard, out of tho Na? tional League one season, expresseu hlms-clf as very well satlsilod wltli his 1900 season llne-up. He has slgned over twenty players. whose records are hlgh in the flrst rank. Four of his leadlng pltchers ot last year are agaln ln the volunteer ranks, a fact whlch at once assures one of the strohgest aggregations ln the Soutli? ern League. The catchers are Seabaugh, Tonne man, Bartlott and Pratt. Wiseman, Seigle, Bay and Wilson?one of tlie strongest tleldlng bunclies ln tlie South?wlll work ln the outfleld. In flelders wlll bo 3elected from Bobln? son. Butler. East, Noye* and Craft. The twlrlers aro Bernard. Duggan. Kellum, Perdue, all of last year;. Syfert, GUroy and Weaver. Thcro'a a posslble chance of getting Sltton back from the Cleveland team. of the Amerlcan Leaguje. Also a probablllty of McKlveen, the fast thlrd baseman. reverting to Bernard from Brooklyn exists. Diii.'liman Sangulne. Dutchman Charley Frank. manager'of tho New Orleans bunch, is sanguine over his prospects. A number of his old players?they landed hlm wlthin one point of the ponnant last year?ard back. among them Theo. Brlttenstein, the "Grand Old Man." prornier twlrler ln the Southern League last season. Tho Pellcan's completo tine-up is as follows: Catchers, Mllo Stratton and Mathews, bpth of last year; pltchers, Otto Hess, Willlam Bartlcy. Cefaule, Nester Nevenpara, Charley Prultt and Charlle Frltz; lntllelders, Charles Dexter. Gus Oundon. Ed. Reagan, George Rodie and I.eo Huber; outflelders. Jacob Welmer, Steve Regan, Ed. Huelsmann and Jack Manning. Hitchcock. out of the East eru League, wlll also twlrl for tho Dutchman. Gremlnger'a Hopes. Eddle Greminger, who six and elght years ago starred with tho Boston Na tlonals, is agaln leadlng the Montgom ery bunch tlils year. Tho manager 13 more hopeful of the season than ever before. His Cllmber aggregatlon has a number of last year's players, whlle the entire pitchlng staff ls back. Tlie team has baen materlally strengthoned by the addltion or Manush and Ker wln, both of whom are released from tlie big leaguers. The Climbers" llne up is as follows; Catchers, Shannon, Hart and Krebs; pltchers, Forrest Thomas, leadlng Southern League pitcher, wlth tlie ex ceptlon of Breltensteln; Herbert Juul, of the Unlveralty ot Chlcago's law school; Elmer Bllss. Llvely, Whftoy Guese, Wlllia, brother to tho Pirato twlrler of the National League; Greon walt and Bebalt, the llrst two belng Eastorn League flnds; Inllelders, Gre? minger, Manush, Pepoe, Iko Ttocken tlcld; outllelilers, Persons, of the Unl vorslty of Wlsconsin, leadlng Southern League tlelder last year; Kerwin, of the Washington Natlonals; Daly and Whita man; Geler. of St. Paul. utllity. Moblle'a T-veuly. Moblle ls centrlng hopes on a' sturdy hunch of twenty that havo come from evory where. The Sea Gulls have a few of last year'sf players, a mnnbor of S. A. L. playors, and one or two just "plck-ups." Tlie llne-up la as follows; Catchers. Braun and Jack Hoady; pltchers, Hickman, Beelcor, Torrey, ot last year; Hlxen. of the South-Atlantlc; Lellvelt, Sehulz and Miller: Infleldora,' Sabrie, Rhoton, Gregory. Sontell, Wat? son; outflelders, Wheat, Thornton, Cots and Taggart. Robb, or Capron, freak player, has not yet slgned for the In fleld. t'harley Hiibh'n Squad. Charley Babb, for several years man? ager of tho Memphis Egyptlans, I* justly proud of his acqulsltlons. Ho thlnks that he will get the pennant, aiul has stated so. He ls banking on his pltchers of !?*t year?a Vlrglnla Leaguer and a Carolina Leaguer?to holn matters out. lils llne-up wlll come from the fol? lowing; Catcliors?O'Leary, Lundlne. a Chlcago semi-pr.i; Daley. from Mieht gan, and Sohraidt. brother of the De trolt Schmldt, Pltchers?-Shlelds. Iron Man Schwanok, Keiber and Willls, of the last year bunch; Em<?rson, Dlck and Qulessnor, from the'Eastern and Western leagues. InfieM-irs?Carey. Cranston, Babb, of last year's bunch, ., and Lindaay. a player t'com the Vl_*. ginla League, who starred in a few of the Memphis giim. * la*t season, Out* flel.I?Stlnson, of the Vlrglnla t.eag'U*K Baerwald, Wagner and Woodruff. Sllke Fl?n Qulet. Mlke Flnn, manager of the T_.lt _!?' Rock Travolors, ls more or less qulot, (Continued on Seuand P-tg?.i'