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THB DIHPATCH FOUNDBD lttO. RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS, COLTS SCORED It Was a Walkover Af? fair; but Squad Get's Good Practice. GOLLEGE TEAM WEAK IN FIELD Lawlor Is Batting Star, While His Men Go After, and Take In, Everything That Comes Their Way?Revelle Ap pears for First Time. Tt mny bo an ill omen to wln tho flrst gamo of a season by a seoro of thlrtecn runs to nothing. and yet, When the dozen was reached by Man? agor Wwlor's professlonals at Broad Streot Park yestorday afternoon agalnst Richmond Colloge, tho Colts dld not stop poundlng, and wore en deavorlng. valnly to keep on golng around. whon a surprUing double? Underwood to Beverly?closed the gamo as far as thc icaguors wero coh cornod. The Splders in the closlng half innlng pushed Taylor as far as second baae, but throo outs followed ln rapld flre ordor. and thc 1,800 fans presont went home satlsfled. Errorlcss baseball ln tho second meet of tho season is not a bad record for any nlnc. and there Is nothing to blame anybody for as far as tho show? ing of Richmond ls concerned; but costly and* lnexcusablo crrora behlnd Morcdlth and Gwathmey asslsted groatly ln plllng up the score agalnst them. and took away much of tho pleasuro that mlght havo been forth coming lf tho colleglans had tlelded oloanly. Revelle mado his flrst ap pearanco of the year ln tho four open Ing Innlngs, and whlle much credlt Is due the Spiders for thelr three hlts he had perfect control. and wa3 ap* parently in the best shape. Cnptntu .Irnklna to llliimr. Hale succeeded tho smlllng Dutch* man ln the flfth, and throughout the rest of the gamo he gave away no passcs. struck out three men, and al? lowed four slngle?. Captain Jenkins ?is nioro to blamo than any man on his nine for tho large score number of tallleB, although his playing mate, Underwood. fell aslcop on the Job once or twlce, and Morcdlth, much oftcner than onco, pulled off bonehead plays . which. If dupllcated. wlll glvo some othor teams ln the Eastern ?Coltegiato Dlvlslon of Virginia a good show of landtng the spring baseball trophy. Manager Lawlor was easlly tho batting star of the game. and the fleld? lng honors wero dlvided about ovenly between Landgraff and Baker, both of whom showed up In such form that nelther Sandhorr nor Ison, of last year's Colts. were missed. Decker took Brown's placo nt thlrd; but he had no chanco to dls? play hls storllng qualltles. that ls. of courso. lf ho hns any. Lawlor's three bagger ln tho flfth rolled under a pile ot lumber in centro flold and very nearly rosulted in his complctlng tho clrcult. Not Afrald to I)nt. Richmond Collego domonstrated abovo. everythlng olso tliat hor dla mond youngstera aro not atrnld to stand up to tho plafe, and three of the four hlts landed off Hale and Revelle wore llno drlves, very similar to some the Phlladolphla Nationals knocked to the outer gardens on Prlday. Brown and Taylor were ospeclally willing to face the professlonal pltchers. and Guy, wbo didn't have but one chanco at bat; landod for as pretty a slngle as is over seen on a ball fleld.- McFar lane got hls blngio boforo ho was re? tlred. Meredlth allowcd only olght hits in tho flrst six Innlngs of the game, but ho; dld not show up well in tho box bocauso ho failod lamentably to fleld his posltlon properly, and seemed from tho vory beginnlng not to care. whether or not tho gamo was won br lost. In baso runnlng, thanks ' to 'Morodlth's carelossnes's, tho Colts appear' strong in the summary.'but the number.mlght have beon/ ciit in halt lf tho ijollege piteher had . looked around once or . (Contlnued on Socpnd Pago.X GAME AT LYNpilllUnCJ. Medlcal College Lnaes to Virginia Chrla tlan College?Score 10 to 0. [Spoclal to Tho Tlmes-Dispatah.] . Lynchburg, Va., March -26.?The Vir ? ginia Chrlstlan College defeated tho Medlcal _ Collego ot Virginia, of Rich? mond. here this afternoon in a hard fought, woll played and exciting gamo, the score belng 10 to 9. Tho ganio waa called a.t the close of tho eighth ?ri account of darkness. 'VThe Christlans outplayed tho doctors, fcut wero unable to do, muoh wlth Wright's Blow ball except ln the slxth and laot innlngs. In the slxth tha ecpre was .tlad, with three runs.' In the eighth the Christlans went to bat wlth threo runs agalnst thom, but a S&rri6on flnlsh won for them. Score: ' ? ? R. H. E. ChHstian Collego 0 2 0 10 3 0 4?10 14 3 Medlcal Colloge. 1 0 2 8 0 3 0 3-? 9 10 3 Batteries: '.Barrow and MoLeod; Wrlght and Koontz. Umpiro, G. B. ?Miley. ROWE WJLL "PLAY i WITH LYNCnBVRG [Special to Tbe Ttmos-Ulspatch] - ? Lynchburs; Va.. March 36.?Rowe, wjio is oxpeeted to bo a strong man bohlnd'tho bat for the local toam this season, ls to report here Mc_nday. Ho comes from Ralolgh, wher* ho has been oniragod in umplrlng a sorlea of gwi.es played by the Agrlcultural and Meohahtcal Collego of North Carolinia. and Wako Forest. Rowe ls a resident of Baltlmore, but has beon ln Ralolgh for sevoral weoks. Last soason he was ohe pt the leadihp catchers. . ln th. Eastern Caroliiia League,: and Mana? ger Smlth oxpeots him to be ono of the best on thte circuit thls year. v COLTS AT PRACTICE BEFORE YESTERDAY'S GAME ADOPT SIX CHANGES FOR MORE OPEN PLAY Rcforms Practically Agreed Up . on by Football Rules Committee, MASS PLAYS EUMINATED Greater Prcmium Will Bc Placed on Speed and Strategy. New York. March 20.?Six far-reach Ing changes in the game of football were declded upon to-day by thc. In tercolleglate football rules committeo at tlie close of two days' sesslon ln this clty. Thc changes ln outllneare: 1. Removal of the requlrement that the player who receives the ball from the snap back run flve yards to elther slde before advancing. 2. A requlrement that seven men be maintained by the offense on the Une of scrlmmage. 3. Prohibitlon of tho flying tackle. 4. Divlsion of the game Into four pe? riods of flfteen mlnutes each. 6. No pushlng or pulllng of the run? ner to bo allowed. 6. Onslde klck must strlko , the ground at least twenty yards beyond the Une of scrlmmage, falling whlch, HOLY CROSS LOSES GAME TO WASHINGTON AND LEE In Pitchers' Battle, Moran Outclasses Maloney. Lexington Team Shows Up Strong in First Game of Season. [Special toThe Tlmes-Dispatch.l X-Cxlngton, Va., March 26.?ln a pltehers' battlo between Moran and Maloney, In whlch the former was tho strongcr, Washlngton and I___e, defeat? ed Holy Cross by the score of 6 to >.5. to-day, ln the opening game ot tho ?'nrsity season. Although Moran had the mlsfortu.no to hit slx o. uuslnR butbmen, ho was ln far better form - th.au, Maloney, and pulled hlmself out of some bud holes. It was tho.oopor tuno hlttlng of Webster and Waddill whlch won for tho locals. Iloly Cross tallled first ln tho second Int'.ing,' when Moran hit two mon. and after ISrwln's orror. Cralg drowa pass. torcing Uurns ovor tho platc. Tho< lo-. oals evencd up when Stras, walrtotl . stolo second and scored on Urown a slngle. ' ? ' ? . ' ? , ln the' fourth. Holy Cross added threo, but in tho slxth. Washlngton and I_ee sewed' lt up. when Webster hit for three sackn and tallled on _? wild hoave; Witddill doubled, came home on an error, and Brown soored ln tho" sevortth".session, Moran simfloft. .ve'nt to second on an error and tallled when Owen smashed a doublclntp l^tt garden. At thls stago Foley was smb. stituted for Maloney. and Spallen went behlnd tho bat.* Maloney was safe,in tho nlnth on Foreman's error. and Eford's failure to flald Wayland's bunt put Malopoy on sccond. Ho tallled on Flynn's slnglo. ? In her half bt thla chapter, Washlngton and I_ee* won the gan_a, when Waddill doubled and cou__.ed on Captain Stras's sacriflc*. Flynn's hoavy hltting and Foley's pltching featurod^forJHoly^CrosB. Cap AUTO TIOIP TO SOUTH. Tarty Leavea Pln.ljun-t for Othor B_so_t_. iat* Arrivals. , tSpeclal. to Tha Tlrues-Pispatch] Pinehurst, N. C, March 26.?Mr.. and Mrs. J. 'B. Dopedzro, ot New Vork; Raymond Jabkson, ot Washington, and'K. V. Gregpry, ot Brboklyn, loft :thls morning for- raswta (urther Routb. tho-s.cond party of tho sea? son to maka an automoblle trlp ? ovor the new rovrte to Southern ' resorts. Prominent among late arrlvala ara MTr. ond Mrs, Moaill M.Qorntlpk. of Ohlcago, who wlll spend riovoral weeks here,. devotlng tholr tlme vory largely to borsebaok rWlngt, ar\d brlngltig several? of .thelr flue atrtnai.oi! saddle horses. wlth them. Mra Corraick ls tho daughter of John D. Rookefaller, and lt ls through hor dlroct .personal aupervla lon that a largo amount ot hla prlvato oharity funds are dlstrlbuted. . *| . > - ' Amateur Is Suspended. At a meeting; of. tbo Soulli Atlantlo Aa aoolutlon, Amateur Athletlc Unlon. hald ln Baltimore Maroh !4, W. -f), Sch*_erhols. laat reglstered as- a .mombar- pf -tho .Belvedero boskotball taam of Balttmors. was Indofl nltoly suspondod from competition asan nmnitour pondtng an Inveatl'galloH bf ohargep. thnt ha had received-compensatlon for; hla sarvlcai as a basketball player. tho members of the team klcklng th? ball are oftslde. Problem Before Committee. The problem before the committee was to ollminate, so far as posslble, the dangers which in the past have attended the game, while preservlng its fascination as a spectacle, and lts disciplinary and educatlve elements to young mon of strength and courage. It waa felf that the next sesslon will be cruclal. Elther injurles must bo fewer, or-there would be serious haz ard of "a widespread movement to abol ish football altogether. The Eteps declded upon to effect nec? essary reforms wlll result in weaken ing the power of the offense ao ma terlally that it was necessary to devlse means to offset the acqulrcd strength of tho defonse. In thla purpose, two general plans are under consideratlon. In the interval before the next meet? lng of the committee, which will be held at the Unlverslty Club ln Phlla? delphla on April 29/experlments will bo carrled on by each member of tho committee at his own College, and on tho result of these experlments will depend 'tho plan which shall prevail. Brlefly stated, the changes so far adopted wlll result ln the elimlnatlon to-a large oxtent of maBS plays,- and the substltution of open ptays. In the revlsed game a groater premium wlll be placed on speed and strategy, and mere bulk anfl strength wiU.be of less avall, Six Cbangea Adopted. Thc committeo adopted six changea by fonna] votes, and while mlnor va (Contlnued on Second Page.) taln Stras covored the flrst sack ln good form, and Waddill did some nret ty.llelding, when ho went back to thc foncc for two long tlles. Tho tabulatcd score: Holy Croaa. riayera: AB. R. IL O. A. E Maloney, ss...'. . 10 10 l wayland. cf. 5 0 0 3 0 1 Flynn. lb.... 4 0 4 6 0: Jones, 2b;,;!!.,.... 5 0 2 3 11 Burns. rt...:...... 2 10 l o i cralf. If. 3 0 0i0i Cjiwley. 3b..,.;. 4 10 1 0 : Dunn, c.....3 1(0 7 0 Spallen. c., 1 0 10 4 0 I Maloney, p... 2 1 . 0 o o ?< Foley. p. 1 0 0 0 0 Totals .30 5 8-27 1 i Waahingtoa and Lee. Playera: AB. II. II..O, A. B Krwin. Sb. 3 0 13 0 Webstor, rt.......,;. 5 14 1 0 i Waddill. cf.....5 'A 2 3 0' Stras. lb';. 4 2 0 7 0 Gwaltney. cf....'. 4 0 0 0 0 ' Brown. 2b..... 3 012 1 Eford, c...4 _._.'?? 1 I Foreman. as.......4 0 0 3 0 Mofan, .p.....?.-4 11 12 Totals'. ................3S 6 10 77 . ; Sporo by Innlngs: R. H. B Holy Cross.......0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1??"> 6 ?] Waahlngt'on and Loa... 10 0 0 3 1 o 1?6 10 ? ;tam?ry:^ Struclc out?By Msloney, 7; b! Moran. 8; by. Foley, 4. Bases 6n bajls?Of Maloney. 3; otf Moran. L Hlt by pitcbed bills?By Moran/ Burns, Crale, Flynn. Caw lay, Maloney'and Mahoney; by. Mahoney Brown. Three. base hft-TVebster. Two-b?B> hlts-TVaddlll (2., Flynn. Webster and Er* wln. Tlma of game, 1:85. Umplre, Mr. Bur. "POP" CEERS TRIMC 33 HE1 The Harvester Looks Just What ' He Is, "The Kiqg.of Trotters." Memphls. Tenn., March 86.?Whethei durlng the: racing or in wlnte.r quar ters, the strlng of the vetoran horse m'Riii Ed Qeers, always attraots mon attentlon than of any other tralner li ,tha country. ' ?nis: has been true foi 'many' years past, and ?wlU romaln a< .whlle "Pop".Ts allve. v ': . ; .','* As every trotting horseman Unowe tjte.Geers strlng. la. >now located a BiHlnBrs, Park' track, Memphls, and oon taln?for the present thirfy-thvoehoai from whloh :h?*? mmpal_.nlhB. maierlu for the season tit 1.10 wlll b? ?elected The flrst dlrect Information about Geera's stable ls from I*.' -3. Shafer, ?who will be bottor known. to horse men under hls popular name?of. "Leff." For many years Leff has-acted as sec? ond tralner to Gee'rs, yet even ln that secondary capaclty he Is recbgnlzed as a hlgh-class tralner. coridltloncr, and, in cases pf actual races, has shown very credltably against. tho "old man." Leff says: "The. greatest improve? ment aeen-in any horse la in the fast trotter,' Demarest. and thls was brought about by *Pop* reduclng:the' welght on the horse wlth shoes as light as slx ounces ln front, which mado Demarest an entlrely different horse.- stepping a mile ln 2:07, and tho last.half in 1:00. *The. Harveater. looks Just what ho ls. tho klng of trotters, and When you see hlm ln . hlB races thls year and mark ln your score card a mile in 2:02, just remember what- your Uncle I_eff -told you last wlnter. ? "The great trotter wlll* reach that mark before we. get back home- ln 1910. lle is ln superb conditlon right now, and looks like he ls ready to go and beat the very best ln the country. " Pop's' old breadwlnner, Walter Dl? rect. 2:05 1-2, ls here, and looks ae lf he, wlll stand tralning and on more come out. and beat the very best in hls class, as he did once.'by. beat? lng everythlng ln sight'and closing his radng season as the largest money-' wlnnlng paceron the turf. "Another. trotter whlch you; fello*wa wlll have tb watch- w<*en the bell rlngs. is Marle N:, 2:08-1-4, the .good mare whlch received a. lot of joshlng. be? causo she dld not make qulte" good after gainlng the :hbnor of belng the first 2:10- trotter of dast- season. Marle ls gctting big and strong. and I ara sure wlll do things next "season ln such handy style asto turn tho tables on her detractors. Put her down be? low the 2:05 mark, and agaln remem? ber wjiat your Uncle Loft told you." ? ? Baacbnll Team ln Pnlmyrn. [Speclal lo The Tlmea-Dibpatch] , Palmyra, Va.. March . 26.?The Val' myra' baseball club has organized a strong team wlth B. E. Haden as cap? tain. They wlll 'play Fork Unlon Academy on Easter Monday. Only Local Player STANI.EV ntr.-UL., '?'? Aftor- mauy a.iiNUaa wlth cluha ln other eltlea, Illgble hua conaented ut laat io _l_r _* a ltichuioud contract, and wlll play ut flrst' baae thlx yenr. Other Sports-Page) 0 Section Dl HERMITAGE GOURTS ARE OPEN FOR PLAY Many.Members.Signify Intention of. Taking Part in Games. BIG EVENTS SCHEDULED Old Dominion Tennis Tourna? ment Will Be Played in June. The tennis courts of the Hermltage, Golf Club wero opened for play by '? the tennis committee last Wednesday, and tho flne weather has brought out enough' players to flll the courts every afternoon since. Tho courts have been, wherever necessary. rebuilt. and a number of lmprovements havo been made, so that they are in flne. condi? tion. In addltlon to those; playlng last year,. quito. a number of the members of the club have slgnifled.thelr Inten? tion of partlcipat'irig ln the game this year, so that a very Interestlng season is promlsed. ' OrganUed Six Tenra. The biggest event of the tennis sea? son will, of. course, be tbe slxth an? nual Old Dominion tennis tournament for tho Hermltage challenge cups and for the Old Dominion. champlonshlp, which will.be played on tho courts. of the club during the week of Juno .13. Thls date, which ls . a week earllor than that of last yoar. was asslgned by-tho cxecutive committeo of ? tho United States * Natlonal Lawn" Tennis Assoicatlon at thelr meetlng, in New York. whon dates for 119 tennis tour noments were flxed for, tho season.of 1910. - Thls was the largest number of tour naments that have ovor boen scheduled by the Natlonal .Lawn Tennis Assocla? tlon, under which all recognlzed tour naments aro held and which has con trol of all champlonships.; Tha Old Domlnlon tennis tournament was inauffurated slx years ago. wlth HARD WORK IN STORE FOR BOTH TRAINERS AND HORSES Throughbreds on Eastern; Tracks Will Begin Loosening Up After Their Long Win ter Rest. Now Tork, March ?', K.?-Beginnlng ' thls weok. hard and constant tralning will.'be tho order for all th'oroughbredB on tho loca\ tracks. Tho threo couraoa, s^oopshead Bay. Bolmoht Park nnd.Gravcsend, whoro. most horses aro located, wlll bo 'put ln such con? dltlon thathoraemon can put their ohargcs to regular work. . After a long and cold wlntor trulnors wlll now havo to "got busy" and glvo up tho old hablt. of tounglns around! the olubs and thelr flresldeo. tolllns. of lncldenta of tho past ond rockonlng on tho future. It is a caso "of work from now on, especlally for thoso. who havo long Btringa of horsoB ? ln hand, Uko James Rowe. "Tom'' Wel.h, "Tom" Healy. and others whos>J atables .aro of such propor tions tbat the horses. aro. marked into* sec tlona. . ' ? ?That overy effort -will b? tnada to mak* the coming . season?'.?.. banner ono ln turl hlstory ls assured from the. fact that never were there so many prominent . two-year olds' and staka horses .ot.maturo years ln tralning. The'stables of Mr. Belmont, Mr, Keene, R. T. -Wllson, tho NewcastU stable and'H. P. Whltney wara never so woll fllled wlth good horses, * and all . are llberally entered In the flxturea to. be. declded over the tracks, of tbe etgbt assoolationa. Qulte a numbor of trainers are preparlng & few candldatea for tha Jamestown and Pimllco, mootinga. The- opening! at Japaos town on Aprll 1 buB glven an Impetua to 'raclng proBpecta. bb Hfllls tho bolo mado ! In tho seapon hy the *dafunot WaBblngton meetlng, which began- the ?Eastor season tho lattor ond of March or early tn Aprll. i Jamestown ls woll gultod to help matters, as lt la nol a very great dlstanco from Plm? llco, and. lt lt closes on Aprll U. which Ib I tho regular sohedulo, Uoraemen will have flvo days to get to pimllco, whloh beglns Aocord'lng to the program book for the flrst elght daya at' Jstrtoatown,' the pursos wlll range between $1,600 and .IJOO dally, wlth a hanfUcap on tha second Baturday ot $1,000. There ara also aovpral evonts for stccplochaecrs, whloh la oncauraglng to ownera of that class of horsoa nnd wlll glvo them an opportunlty to try out tholr pandl dates beforo movlng to Plmllco. where jumplng races havo alwaya boon a feature. Tho meotlng wlll be eonduoted atrlcily aucordlng- to tho .Jockey Club rules. and spooulotlon wlll notbo upon tho ayndleiUe prlnclple.; as herototore. Many applicatlona havo boen mado for (tablo room, and there wlll not bo a rtonrth of horses, ns one ot tho oondltlona la that horsopnon take nq borsoa to Jamestown exceptlng thoao that the Idea of brlngtng together players from tho North and South, and has steadily grown in Interest each yoar. untll last year lt bold tho most Impor? tant tournumont ever hcld in the South, and at whlch tho best representatlves from tho North -ind .South were pres? ent. This tournament. has become-rec ognlzed as of such Importance that tho National Assoclation this year dld not put any other Important tournament.. ln. tho same week, ln order that all of tho best players might bo free to attend lt. As thls Is the flrst year that the Hermitagc Club haa beon able to secure this concesslon. lt ls belleved thut a larger number of players than ever wlll bo ln attendance, and ? that the entry Ust of last year,' whlch show? ed slxty-llve players, wlth cntries from Florlda. to New i'ork, -will be exceeded. Ucrmltage Cup lloldcrs. The handsome Hermltage challenge cups, offered by the club 'ln the Old Dominion tournament, to become tho property of those wlnnlng samo threo years, are now held as follows: Men's slngles?R. H. Palmer. New York. Men's doublcs?"Wlley C Grant ard Theodore 8. Poll. New York.: Ladies' sir "les?Miss HUdegard. Turle, Brookly'n. Mlxed doubles?Mlss Turle, Brook lyn, and "W. B. Cragln. Jr., Now York. It ls understood that all of thesi players wlll attend and . ondeavdr t( dofend their. tltles .to the cups at thi comlng tournament.' Tho regular monthly tournaments.o the club, open only to lts mombers whlch have prov**^ so. attractlve fron vear to year, will he contlnued. Thi dates to these tournaments havo no yet boen announced. but the oponini* tournament will be early in Aprfl. *nc the closing tournament--.will bo -Ic September, whlch wlll bo for the clut championship for 1010. ln men's slngles and ' doubles and ladios* slngles and doubles. For theso events cups, will bo pro? vided, which wlll ___*mti.. tho perma? nent proporty o? those (.wlnnlng them, and in addltion, the-- names of the cbamplons for . 1010. wlll be Added to-the Ust ongrave<*< on tho cups'-held by the club ns .a-. record of Itho tennis for'each soason.'' At "tho other club tournaments tho customary prizes will bo offered. Itis also understood that u number of lntorclty and interclub matchos wlll be arranged during the season. and that the club wlll send ropresontatlves to the most Important tournaments throughout the South, and to some ot those ln tho North. are ro^dyUo .race. All aro expected to rut at tho meeting. T HARNESS tOBI San,. Antonio, Tox., March M.?Tralne Harry Tuthlll. of thn Dotrolt Tlgors, I destgnlng" a harness whlch he hop'es wl have a far-reaching enough Intluenco o baseball'to. result ln the settlng of a ne\ record for baseball larceny. If Ty Cobb wlll consent. Tuthlll'wlll sepi hlm on the Hold for 1910 hltched up in . rlg whlch will anttrely eltrninatf. oltdini ?ores. If thls can be done?and tha Detrol tralner belleves lt can?tho result is gohu to be almost Inevltable, for. Cobb, rellavei of tha pain whlch -has alwaya bean an ac compsnlmcnt of hls baserunnlng escapadej should-bo able to take even more desperat' chances and show oven groater speed.' Only, thoso who, know Cobb reallze th awful agoriy whloh he auftored to net tha total of Btolon -basea last -year. IIls leg and hlps were slmply a mass of contu atonsand raw spots. Ho woro theconven tlonat sltding pads, but hls speed Ib so tor rlrio and, hls methods of sllding.so dtvers' that theso aro far from adoqunlo protec tion. . ??< TRINITY PA1UC LOSES. Koxb.ro Takea Senaon'ii Opening Otiuif hy Score of T to 5. rspeolal to The Tln.eB.Dlsp.-\tch.] Roxbovo, N. C March 2..?Roxborc won from Trlnlty Park ln tho open ing game ''of the season, by tho scort of 7 to 6. I-otitures woro the playlng of Nowol'l and Cunnlngham, for Itox* boro,"> and l_owa aud. Dovaott, foi Trlnlty. : j ?_ ?? Scoro: R. H. 13 Hoxboro .-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 ??7 lt' ? Trlnlty '.00200030 0?5 D ' t Baltorles: Clay ton, Oakley am Nlehob.; Fttzgerald and Lowe. Stvuo. out?Clay ton, 5; Oakley,'4; l^txgaralc) 7, Tlme. two houra, Umplr.. B l-ong: Cars Will Go Througl Two States in Dur? ability Contests. ENTRIES WILL BEWIDE-OPEN Automobile Owners Invited tc Meet To-Morrow Night, When Routes Will Be Agreed Up? on and Details Arranged. Great Campaign for Good Roads. Membors of the Virginta Autbrhoblls Association, the Automobllo Club of Kichmond and ownera of automobiles ' generally aro Invited to asscmblc to morrow nlght at 8 o'clock ln tho of flccs of *tho managlng edltor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch, whon route"s will ha' mapped out and other details dlscussed, incldent to The Timos-Dispatch endur- . ance runs, which wlll be held thc lat? ter part of April or early ln May. It -ls proposed to have two runs, one to be known as tho "Virginia and the other as the North Carolina dur? ability contest, and to the winner of each a mammoth allvor cup, much like the' trophios offered at all the blg au? tomobile trlals in tho United States, , wlll bo presonted. In ordor to intor? est automobillBts in both States, tha. cntrlos are wide open, and any owner ln elther State ls ellglblo. Under Natlonal Saa.c_.oa. "Whllo thero aro numerous reaaoha . - why such a run, which has never been undortaken in Virginia , heretofore, should be carried out on a scale aa grand as that, which will govern The Tlmes-DlBpatch contests. the * greatest iricentive for such an undertaklng la that lt renews and encourages. the splrlt of the campaign for good-roads. The runs wlll be governed by the rules of the Amerlcan Automobile As? sociation, and wlll bo hold under the ausplccs of the Automobile Assoclatlon. ? of Virginia, through which sanctlbna wlll be allowed and regulatlons so-' cured from Secretary Butler, of the natlonal organlzation. - Already the proposed venture has created great Intorest ln the varlous sectlohs of the two States, and numerous lotters of inqulry Indlcato beyond peradventura that the tlmo Is rlpe"for Just such An umplre will bo stationed in each car on the days of lcavlng Kichmond. and the greatest care will be taken to make tho dlstances como within the . State speed laws. which, practlcally j means that a ten-hour run wlll not excoed 160 mlles. Asldo from the ben eflts which may result in. the building of new roads and creatlng Intorest in this direction, anothor and primo object is to map out new routos, ln order that groater Inducements may bo offered . Nort'horn 'tourlsts ln future to includo Virginia and North Carollna in their Southorn pllgrlmages. JENNINGS ASKS FAVOR OFTAFT 1-co.ueirts rermlaslon to Dedicate New Base? ball Book to 2-atIon'? Kxwntive. San Antonlo, Tex.. March 16.?Manager Jonnlngs, ot.. thoi Tlgors Bonta lettor to Presidont Taft. asklng permiaalon to dodl cato a baseball book ho haa wrltten to tho natloh's chlef.'The book wlll: ba pub llah.d ln M?y* I' will covor ovory vital point of tho gamo. _?' . Slxty por cont. ot tho aaloa wlll go to the membors of tho Detroit club. . . ?*. Tho opening pago wlll . contain this in 8C"Totl0Wllllam Howard Taft,; ia rcspectful recognition of hls onllghtened intoroat.in tho natlonal gamo ot tho-.-grqat ropubltc. thle book ls, by his klnd permlssio* cordlally dodtcated." , ', ?ktrrT H1IOOX > lO-MOKBOAV Tho Ashland Twenty-two-Callbre IUfle Club will bcgln lts soasbn by holdlng ? hau-day shoot to-morrow at Wator Work. Park. Secretary Hart rcports_ a mombor shlp ol about sbvonty-nvo.ontnuslaBts.wttb o. blg Kichmond contlngency. Thi. .port. which has flourtBhod tho post fow yearai ln, Ashland, is bolng encouraged. and a blll la now bofore Congress asklng an approprla Uon _f.t00.<?0 for tho oncouragament: ol _?Y__?? riJin clube The questlon haa boen, moo ed o "tho Ashland club aitil.atln^wltU rN.tl Wflemen'a ;A"octa?^n m ae, nirinir tho passage of tho measure... ou. Bomoof tho Hanover rltlemorv oppose* any Sf.S. ?action f? foar that lf. they. become, Such expert ahota thoy wlll, bo the, flrat io bo called to tho front ln tha ?vontol,war., Maayor C. W. CrewJ. P?"^* ^^V Scott. W?-pr..W?t ^*- ^^h' o7errTVxecuDt-.voT?.cerot "th. A.t,Und organlzation. .; -' ;., Order. Prlae FlgUt Canceled. v Columbus, o;. March 36.?Governor Plarmon to-day ordored that the nrlaa fl_?ht^_hedul_d for Akron. noxt Tues dfy nlght? between *"Bls" Maokey. of ; Fnndlay. and Jack Whlte a light weteht boxer, be oancalled. General Pecretary J-^X Ames. of tha Akron *\V . M.ca Z presonted a oatltlonto the ? governor to-day-against the flght., ? Relcuea and Coatracta Anuounced. Chlcago, .March >2C?T. M. Chivipg ton, presldent of th.^Ajnerlcan Asso olatton of Basaball Clubs. to-day <>p. nounced tho followlng releasoa and COConVraot8?Wlth Indlanapolls, H. XV. Counell, L. C. Crouchor. A. "U Orth and John P Thlolman; wlth Wlwaukee.^C. XV Conoald. Wllbur Schardt; wlth To? ledo Dennls W. Sullivan. B;. lo-ases-r-By^oulsvillo to Pittsbur*. Kan ? George O. Watson; to Wlchlta, Kan.. Jamea O, Durham. ? " i .. . ? Johuaon Announceg Ileleaae.. Chlcago, III., March 26,?Prosldent Tl. B Johnson, of the Amerlcan l.eague, to-day announced tho followlng re e^'y8pi)lladelphia. to Utica. E. Larktni to Now Orleans, A. Walsh, By New York (uncondltlonally). \\, Keelor; to San Antonlo, H. P. Btlllard. By Chlcago. to Qulncy. III., Burg: tu Loulsville, 15, Hichter. By Dotroit,. to Ro.hoater, R. A. 8av ftge, ' . > By Waahlnglon. to Denvar, R. _!, Kellay,, ?