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Thorpe Signs With Grants?V. M. L and V. P. L Play Thanksgiving
Virginia defeats i
georgetown quint
Orange and Blue Not in Form, but Gets Better of
Argument in Close and Ex?
citing Contest.
? i.ar.oftesvillr. Vu , January 31.?
\ rgtata'O basketball tram drew one
? aii i l<> the goal for the South
Atlantic < bampionship when It de- '
f. ;,'.-.! '!,< lidirm tiiwii five to-night in
the i ?vr ini'i'hrr gymnasium.
|| v. ,ic a haul fought OOatOOt, though
'.nt Mi well played with the figures
twenty-two to sixteen. It was pretty
Of ? stand oft in the first half of
i. .. -itest. which ended fourteen to
111 favor of the Oi gauge and
The home team got off to a
1 petal lead, but the visitors took a
1-.. . before the period was half over,
I one quint and then the other
, . .! a "re. Within one minute of the
, |oei of the first half the Blue and tlray
had the lead bv a margin of two
j Is. but two goals in rapid SUeces-io:,
b] Olli !-!a. ed Virginia in the front
The seeonel parted was more stub
bornl) fought than the first and there
ees rery intie scoring, ah the potass
!, h Virginia, however, were on
?eld goals while Georgetown couldS
lem only one goal, the other two h
points resulting from fouls Virginia
played far from her usual form.and time
, ? Ums missed easy oaaaeos to land
a basket. Furthermore, it seemed thatii
Football Schedule as Yet Shows
No Big Game for
Franklin Field.
New York, January 31?The I ni
varsity of Penney I venia football au-11
tkeriteis ta.c the serious predicament ? |
?if having 00 big football game on Frank- [ 1
Mfl Vieid next fall. The football com-; f
mifee ha- been at work for some time
arranging tnc schedule, but the result I
of their labors has not been annotit l d. I
i . --.. .I -crved notice on Penneyiwaniaj<
last ear that they would no longer '
? tht custom of playing ths annual I'
game at Franklin Field on Thanks- : J
gh tag Day. Cornell wants the game to ; l
?onie to Plhaca every other year. The l
?V .akers have taken no action on this l
suggestion, but it is believed that
Cornell will insist on the arrangement j <
or there will be no game
Cornell will renew football relations'!
with Harvard next fail, and with this ?
added game it is believed tha* the ?
Ithacaaa will inend on Penn visiting l
Ithaca It will be Pennsylvania's turn 1
to go to Aim Arbor to play Michigan <
next fall, so that the Quakers are prac- ?
tically without a big game to finish their I
season at Philadelphia Then, again. ,
Penn is not -ur>- of the Michigan game,
ancaaee it ti e Wolverines decide to re- i
enter 'lie Western Conference they 1
will probably drop their games with I
Kaster n elevens |i
Pennsylvnaia would like to arrange a
aaase with y*'* Har.-ard or Prinoetoa.
The Pennsylvania authorities carried on
r.? go*.arsons w:'h Harvard last fall when
it became known tha' Dartmouth was to ; I
be dropped Penn s i han'es of getting 1
a game with Yale or Princeton were so <
remote that much baflncnoa was brought .'
to bear in an i ffort to arrange a date,'
with the Crimson Pennsylvania had a
slight hope of getting a hearing from 1 I
Yale when if was Known that the Blue ; I
had dropped W est Point but Yale's I j
policy thi- .car ?ras to make the sched- i 1
ule of preliminary games as easy as I 1
possible. A Vale football team has f
never played In Philadelphia The .
latt time Yale played the Quakers was 1
m lt<0. when Vale won. 14 to 6. Pinn- : 1
svlvania and Prinoetoa have not played 11
since D94, when the teams met at ?
Trenton *
The Quakers may make an effort to
BTI u i i lianksgiving Day game with <
DarUnonta, :>ut the chances of this j
game a so sectn very remote.
be V'aujgwx/i.ftstbertson Drug Com?
pany :?fir" ttefeajled tax Bseietl Wad-1
?ie: Company tans eat of three
c?~e- lest night on the Newport
alleys. TPS s. ort
F\rrett-Vtadde> ? o.
Player' 1 | | y \
Bsrtel . li| us m'.i 4?'<
Merrllo..i? U', l.r :.<|
SdcCurdy.i.n MB a ? ajg
Meitalei .rft its* jj? i:i
Jeinnivant.Ill in l*o r.?
ic'ais->. Ml 700 ?tt "107
Vanaughari Kohrrtson llrug < o.
Payers 1 | | T|
PniPPS.172 |7I M 470
la-ra-.101 Bs Mil C?
Miller.IM M 13? ?S?
Utttlepage.ins rM t:t 41$
Grave?.Jtc MJ i?i .-,i3
Best Grade Auto Lubricating Oil
(jordon Motor Co.
V. m
The w sets' ? Best I He
Tharowgblx IMS]
Tiaw Tried
Lads Toe TreahWs I
Aptly *eans???.
>?,. ease Tire rwVr fa.
Idea end Pa. Arc
Man I. ihs-cd ( oat Nest., hate-i-.e ,
trtai d and finish?d m the finest ?\\ ? -
I no member of the teem could ?cor?
from the foul line, as many a* tei
chances being thrown away. The Diu*
nnii Oray pbsjrcts put up a splendid
lt,i!iif giving a pretty exhibition ol
paeeing Their one fault appcaros to b*
in taking long ?bot?.
< ?aiphell at < entre. was in splendid
form. M?uing all of the goals credited
to his qaiat save one. Waldron rarely
missed an opportunity to cage the ball
from the foul line. Lile. Campbell
and churchman did good work for
Virginia Kixey and Oil! were both
indisposed Lyiuan put up a clever
game the brief tune he was in the con?
test. The game was a clean one and
wag witnessed by a largo and enthusi?
astic crowd. Line-up:
\ irginia Positions. Georgetown
Oil!.H. ?.Waldron
Stick ley.L. F.Martin
Kixey.C.C. Campbell
L. cumpbeii.... R. ii .Wetael
' hurchman.L. O. Folley
Substitutions- -Lyman for <>i!I. Kel?
ly for Martin. Martini for Kolley. Field
goals?Olli CO, Stickley. Kixey. Church?
man. Lyman c. Cesspool! (4). Foiiey.
Heals from foul ?Olli CD, Waldron it).
Referee Meg fOoOlgSluwa). Time
of periods, twenty minutes.
Dartmouth Dropped From Foot?
ball Schedule Because It
Is Strong Team.
Cambridge. Mass.. January 31. ? An
official statement was sent out by the
Harvard Football Committee to-day
relating to Harvard dropping the Dart?
mouth football teem from the 1913
- hedule. The statement was signed by
J. Wells Farley, chairman of the com?
mittee, which has been considering
the football schedule, which is practi?
cally arranged The committee verifies
:he report that Harvard and Dart mouth
svili not play football in the stadium this
year, but regrets that the announce?
ment could not have come from Dart?
mouth, as had been planned. The state?
ment in part follows:
' The Harvard Football Committee
? t.'ludcd that there should be next
vear a schedule containing I1'-1* bard
rames than were olayed during the past
'eason. For this reason, and this reason
mly. they feel it inadvisable that the
Dartmouth games should be retained on
he schedule for next year.althouth they
loepiy regretted interrupting the King
a ries of close contests with that;
jni versify.
? The matter was taken up with
Oartmoutfa representatives some time
ago in an informal manner, and Dart?
mouth was m this way fully informed
i>f the atti'ude of the football committee
and the probable action of the athletic
Harvard s schedule for netxt Fall has
no' been announced officially, but the
Football Committee has decided on the
games that will be played. There will
be nine gam?-s, as there was last year,
all of which will be played in the
Stadium, except the one with Princeton,
which will be played at Princeton.
November ?. two weeks before Harvard
plays Vale, and a week later than
:he Crimson and the Tigers played in
I?I2. Cornell has been put back on the'
Harvard list after a two year's absence,
.vhile a newcomer is Norwich I'mvcr
ktty, which takes the place of Amtierst.
\n.h'r.-t did not have a strong team
ast fall, and probably expects little in
ISS, and because of this asked that it
->e allowed to drop from the Harvard
?chedule until such time as its team
should be stronger. The schedule:
ffc ptember 26. University of Maine,
set ober 4 Bates: October 11. Williams;
ictober P>. Holy Cross. October 25.
Morwtch University; November i. c.r
icll ; November S, Princeton, at Prince- i
on: November 15. Drown; November I
? Yale.
President of United States
League Likes Shoeville.
Be Here To-Day.
I.ynchburg. Va . January 31 ?A It
A" it Yuan. Sr . president of the t'r.ited
States League, whnh was recently
bartered endet the laws or Ken ?Tansy,
s m Lynch barg to night mvr-t igatmg
he question of putting a team here fes
hat league next summer Mr Wr
nan stated that work has t?een done
inletly and that ail arrangements have
ieea perfer'ed for the grounds and
rtabs in N? w York. Brooklyn. Phila
b phis Baltimore. Washington, and
!'.: I ? .<wid.
HM .ding will pr..t...b;-.- be the seventh
own and i.ynchburg. he says, will he
liven fras btes if there is any local
? king
ti ording to Witasan the hsagnso win
begin playiag May it and i :?.?. v, f,.
lewibei ir ! ?.. deosBSOg if his i ir
..' > .<?? go .? -ea*on if will revolution
? i,^ go, ? irorr. h? re |e
lit bmoad U saanast his baoSMSS ?here
i wfj return t.. r< ggsSffty with a
rnanager. who win take up the local
snd I ? eagus and If *he bnokhsg ?*
smple I.. n? hborg will t?e in t be league
* condition made psssihls by the with
Leagu? t.-re 1- m
??i wj .' v, ?ation on the s*ree,a
SeeesV s t i gal sat ..r.-.w . ; t .
I ?? tte Jea.es I..-. . ,?-,. ?
? lo< k and is due 'n be it JUchatond
,? * ?. . |.~ ?. to morrow morning ?? i
te ssjaansss to go gejat to sseedtag
rr *-.?w evening
R in s?e?ond ??erte?.
'?rand /nneSSOtt, Tenr lar. ...
? ? I ? e h of the slgle-,.
- ?:,#d t-.r the second series.
R. A. A. F. Wants Co-Operation
of Every Organization in
City of Richmond.
An organized effort to tiring within i
the fold of Hit Amateur Athletic
I ederation every institution in Rich?
mond wliirh takes ..ny interest in Uth?
ledes, or which should take uny mtereM
in uthleticH and in ' h ? iinpi0vement of
men ami boys, girl.- and women, will
he made by the ... gani/at ions already
affllliuted with the federation. That
much was de. id. d upon at the meeting
uf the anoouttvt committee held last
night in the Centra! V. If. C A.
It was further de. ided to hold an open
air track niee' in the early summer., the
State Fair Qrouttds being decided upon
is the place ..f tha meet At least '
1.4011 men and boys are expected to
take part To oarrv out this plan a
ommittee was appointed and this com?
mittee will report to the executive com
nut tee at a meeting to be held next
H'riday night .it s o . lock Secrelaty
I'ousey was instructed to write letters
o all of the organizations in Richmond
isking them to affiliate with the federa
ion. and to Join m the work which is to
.'?c done. Likewise- a ?ommittee com
nosed of Mr Tousey and l)r Murrell
*as named to take some action relative
o organizing the girls and young wo?
The keynote of the scvslon held last
light was that the federation should
>e as big as Rh hmoiid Particular at
ention w ill h. paid to breaking up
he corner gangs by gi\ing 'he young
?eis who -pond most of then time on
he corners something to occupy their
ninds and time Meetings are to be
leid on. e each month, to Which will be
nvited any and everybody wanting
o attend At these open meetings
oine expert will talk along lines of
lapel) al devclopement
The R. A. A. ? will enter relay
earns in 'he Blues College meet which
rill be held Mart h fc This was dis
ussed and eai h of the organizations
eprcsented in the federaton will be!
xpected to enter at least one team
"he committee to consider plans for the
pen air meet will get together Tuesday ! '
fternoon to start work ,
Agreement Reached Between
Two Schools for Thanks?
giving Football Contest.
Virginia Mililaiy Institute and Vir?
ginia Polytechnic Institut?' will re
SSUBM a'hletic relations next Thanks?
giving I lay in **"Tlf **S" when football
elevens re |> resell ting these two instt
tutioiiM will meet for the first timo in
several years There was no hard feel?
ing when the two schools discontinued
the annual clashes At that time the
Hlacksluirg school had grown to such
proportions that the football team had
a comparatively easy time winning
from- the l.exingtonlaus Therefore 1
it was mutually ugreed that the games
would he culled off.
Arrangements for the game were
completed at a conference held a few
days ago. as forecasted in The Tinies
Dispateh Colonel K. P. Kord rep?
resented the Virginia Military Insti?
tute, while Graduate Manager Lock
hart represented V I*. I There was
nevci but one point of difference, all
others having been agreed upon some
tune ago V. I' I insisted upon play
mg post-graduates who were in the;
employ of the college. To this V 14.
I. took exception. After several con- ?
/crem es the justice of V M. I s claim
?u- admitted and the contract signed.
This means that for a number of'
years at least, the two technical schools 1
of the State will tight our* thcii big
battle on Thanksgiving Day. as it i
should be The game will be vusfiy
attru' tiv e to the alumni of both SCSOOla, .
ami .-lin e V. M. 1 has grown to St* h
immense proportions, at least from a
football standpoint. the^ont?st should
DO one of the best in the South The
faculty and students at both oolsStgOS
are immensely pleased over the amica?
ble outcome ,d' the conferences and are
rejoicing at the game. Itoanoko is
easily accessible to both schools and (
the entire corps of cadets from both
institutions will uttend each of the
conflicts, just us it used to be in days
Of yore.
Remarks Concerning Snodgrass
After Series Reason He
Quits Giants.
I?os Angeles. Ca!., January SI.?
Arthur Shafer. the brilliant inlVlder
of the Giants, has returned unsigned
two different eontraets which the
New York Club bus sent t?> him.
Shafer has made no demands fur
salary, but has announced that he
will not play ball with the New York
Giants again
A friend of Shafer ? State?! here to?
day that the real reason that the
infielder had resolved not to play
baseball any more was the result of
an in. iderjt which occurred m Boetan
after the last game* of the world s
series between the Giants and Red
Sox laFt fall. It is asserted that after
the memorable (tame in which Fred
Snodgrass muffed a fly ball from the
bat of Hark Kngle. which lost the
game and gave Boston the world's
championship, the Giant players had
a warm session in the dressing room I
after t he game.
It is said that some of the New York
players crowded around Snodgrass af'er
the game, and CTtittcsOd him harshly
for making the costly error. In the heat
of the criticizing of Snodgrass. many
words were passed between the players
WhsCa caused inudi ill feeling. Shafer.
who was a classmate of Snodgrass in a
college here, came to big defense, and.
in the face of all the talk that was
hurled at Spo?lgra-a paid that any ball
player was likely to make an error in
such a situation Shafer. it is stated,
resented the criticism of some of the
players, and became more prominent
m the argument than Snodgrass him?
Shafer. so the story goes, was so pro- .
voked at the antagonism against Snod?
grass that he declared right then and
there that he would never play ball with
the Giants again shafc was sin. ere
in his assertion and t" lieved thai the
lethal attack on his friend Snodgrass
was unfair and untus" lie said at
that time that h? wan through wi?h pro?
fessional bas< bao. and hi? frr'nds here
sta'ed to-day that this was the real
reason that he has returned two Giant
contract* unsigned
Shafer ha- always played baseball
for the love of the game and against ? >.?
wishes of his family. II? has toid friemis
h? r< that he w ill not leave the coast
this year until his many business affairs
are settled and then he expects to take
a trip to Kuropc
New York January II - At the offices
of 'he New- York Club it v as stated
yesterday that Shafer s ?rst ? ??ntra? t
was returr.c?! -? v? ral days ago. and as
soon ay it arrived a second wa- sent out '
by Manager MiGraw giving Shafer
an increase if. salary if he would join
the Giants oti their training trip in
Tex?- Officials of the club said yester- |
?lay tha* Shafer s seond contract had
not l*fi returned but that the dub
w?.u;d i ?-us? i's r ? g?.t.ations wrh the
player ? u-t a* soon as it was received.
Sl.af>-r wiil t.? a t.ig lo.s to "he Giant?
He is a natural ball plaver. and at tin | -
has played a really brilliant game m the
infiel.l Not long ago Manager M' Graw
-.id ':a' -ha''- '???- ?-??l!v capable Of
? ai ? I thx regular short stop t?-rth '
on the i tub. and he i ipe 'ed him to do R
this season. Shafer young, but has
n.aijc wonderful improvement under
M firaw. tasst season he aauM run to]
first base faster than any player on the j
.lib and ...uld bat bo'h right and bp.
Good Weather Helps Virginia
Get Diarr.or.d Stars Into
Shape Early.
' * ? -???..?,.,?. bv |?aa
sijd ? so
ap:?it. I ibUr.
Veteran Trainer Reported
Nearly Well by Track Man?
ager J. West Frazier.
Philadelphia. Pi . 'urinary 31.? Stu?
dents at the University of Pennsylvania
were once more assured yesterday af
1 tcrnoon that "Mike" Murphy, the
famous trainer of athletes, who is now,
in ThomasviMr. t?a., for the bettering
of his health, will oonfih the red and
blue track team this soring.
J. West Frazier. manager of the
track team, is the bearer of good news.
Manager Frazier iasr evening returned
from a short visit to Thomasville to see
"Mike" ami he reports him in a wonder
, fully improved state
"Mike" told me to assure theWW)
" Mike' told mo to assure the fel
lows that he would be on hand when the
outdoor training commences/' said
Manager Fra/.icr last night "That was
the last thing he told nie before lea
ing the South and no one knows his
condition better than 'Mike- does
According to Fra.uci . the rnolder of
many a champion track learn is improv?
ing steadily.
"He looks a grea- deal better than he
did when he left Philadelphia a month'
ago." continued tfu manager "and is in
splendid spirits He takes two or three
short walks every day as exercise, and
is eating betvr than he has for sorno
' Thomasville Joel now is in the thrall .
of a hot spell, end Mile has had to ease ,
up his walks. However, cooler weather
is expected next month, and then he
should get arour.il quickly." i
"Mike" was tremendously interested
in all that had been going on since he
left. He asked questions about all the
men and gave Manager Frazier several <
piec es of advice to give A-ting Coat h
National League Bulletin.
Thomas -f. Lynch preesdent Of the I
National League of Professional Base- ;
ball clubs yeeterdey mode public the s
following contra-*- and releases whi-h
have t>een approved
Contracts With Boston. Arthur K.
Sc whind. probationary . with Brooklyn.
.1 C. Smith Kdward .1 Phelps. arid
Zack I) Wheat, with Chicago. Bert ?
Humphries and Thomas W Lecah ; n
with Cincinnati. lose McMSBSs, pro- v
bationary with N< w York -tosh Ilevore \<
William C .la- or,von AI DOHMfOO, (
Henry c.roh.and Ftederi- k C. Snodgraes ?
with Pittsburgh. Lverett L. Booe.
Charles B Adams. A. W. Cooper.
Oenvsjs Qebeeo AVthort l Mamaux. <
prntbnttoriary l Henry Robinson. Stan- F
ley tlray. aiid M. K Simon.
Rossooo- B v? Mengte to Tssin Hssjosw 14
C l. Leonard. .I Madden. ,c
-*- a
Met IBTI tM> nnp> MATCHED.
_ ! (J
Fngllsh Hea\>neight Champion Will '.j
Rin Vt esterner.
New York. January 21 ?Bombardier I T
Wells, the Knglish heavyweight chain- i b
pion. and Luther McGOTty have been 19
matched to son fen rounds in Madison
Square OSWSSM tt.e Intter part of March
or early In April a- ? ordlng to t able '
reports from London to-day.
Change l.olf Bates
( , on lanuar v 31 Harry L A yer. I
i f the executive committee of the
I'nited States (sf>lf Association, on- j r
nourc "1 fo da ? hat the dates of the
open < hampion-hip this year had been _
changed from .1 ,nr 4 and i to Septem ! ~
her 17 and I* \'t;,ra:,ie, have been . E
- ? ? ? l.lmi'rl It ay. t he British N
open 'hamplon and from Harry Var- j
don that they will enfr the even f
Fayetteville Holds Thorpe
Kaieigh. \ 4 .. Januar} M. 4;. H.
\apler. owner of the TajeMevllle
BJ, 4 . baseball rhth. before the
dissolution nf the F.astera Carolina
f.eaarae. <te. Isred le in Interview
here t-.-d.ti thai Thorpe will pls>
with pat lite this season. He
declare* lha! Ran Johnson'? de
eisten teat 1 hnrpe Is the property
of 4he ta*etfe?|||e rhsh settles tbe
?setter, and that H will tobe o big
erne from ae< other thih to get
the star Intllaa athle4e.
Mr Ntaltf |< eonOdent that the
? ??lern I srnllns ! tap' will he
'td.fd RJbf ftrst ergsntfattnw sweet?
ies, held si ?. old?hero to-night,
prostate 'o'owraglng. Three teams
hste IsMSgSSBd their willingness te
)ole ? stelle,HI*, smong I hem.
Washington and Lee Proves Too
Strong for Blacksburg's
Stocky Quint.
Lexington. V*.. January 31 In a
fast game here to night. Washington
and l,cc defeated V P. I. in a basket hall
game by a wore of 54 to 15
The white and blue took the lead
from t he start. and wai ? never in danger
of being overtaken by the Tech*,
who threw only four Held goals, while
W a I, registeied twenty-four. The
ul! round work of tho W. a I, guard*
were t tic features together with the
sensational intensive work of Mills
und McCain Legge was the bright
star for the orange and maroon,
I ban a lllg sevea fouls out of nine at?
w. a l. roaliton v. p. i.
McCain .R. K.Wilson
Hear.fa. V.LskM*
Murks.R. G.Powell
Francis. l. O. . . . . . Kesting
Substitutes- V. P 1 . Moore for
Powell; ay. a L. Ourrot t for Francis.
Field goals- Miles I?. McCain. 7 Hear,
4; Murks. I; Clurrctt 2. Legge. 1; Wilson,
I . Hughes, I ; Powell. I . Foul gouls?
Miles, o. i.eggc. 7 win feres beach,
V. M. I. Umpire K wmg, V. M. 1.
Tournament for Davis Cup Sure
to Attract Teams From
United States.
New York January St.?Those ns
tions interested in lawn tennis are al?
ready preparing to formally issue their
respective . hallenges for the. I Ja vis
International Cap to the British hold?
ers. Inder the international agreement 1
all challenges must be made on or be?
fore March 1, in order to receive official
recognition In this f ount ry the senti?
ment is easily the strongest (? has bcOU
m many years that a challenge pad a '
team must be sent Germany and
Prance are also preparing their best
wieldefS Of the racquet, while the
Malians have declared ffnir intention
to strive for the blue ribbon of the
r-ourts which they lost in the sensational ,
matches against C P IMxon. J. C.
Parke. A E Beamish and W. G. I,owe, ,
last November.
Norman K Broofcee, the most famous
Of the Australians, has just announi e.| I
his intention of making the journey to I
Kngland next June as a representative!
at the challenging team Anthony F.
Wilding the three times bolder of the]
All-England title, is preparing to take
the court again with his old partner.
Brookes. It was this formidable pair
ihat defeated the Americans Baals C
Wright and Karl H Mehr, in NaT, and
then captured the cup by defeating
Arthur W. dorr and H Hotter Barrett
It is announced that New Zealand
IXpoets to challenge and be repre- j
?ented bv a separate team this year ,
?o that Hod Heath and Alfred W
Liunlop will figure as contenders
It is no secret that the delegates at
he annual meeting of the t nited States
National Lawn Tennis Association will
ome pretty near to voting BaaUUaaOUOl*
ti favor of a challenge when they come
ogether at the Hotel Martinique on
Friday, February M Robert i?. wrenn
he president of the national body, has
-xpressed himself strongly la favor of
.ending a team. The same thing is
rue of all of the other leading spirits
n ' he game
There has been a quiet canvass
roing on among the foremost Ansaat na
?layers as to whether or not they would
onsent to make fhe trip to Kngland
n the event of their selection as inrni
?ers of the team Maurice K. Me
?oagfln. fi Norr'.s Williams. Jr . Wal
arc K. Johnson. William J. clothier,
?sathaniel W Niles. Thomas C. Bundy.
<arl H. Behr. Kaymond L> Lit tic
i< orge Peabody Gardner. Jr.. and
lustavc F. Tour hard are in<!uded
n the list of poeatwtttttos and only
hrce have indicated any inability
0 1 OaspOtO. Because Of this the
rot>res-:ori prevails that the *, limit on I
? -tr:i of fear asea arM be the strotageet
fiat has represented this country in
SWefal years
Lynchburg Va . January 31.? Vir
itiia Christian College defeated IJale
-1Iis-- < ollege at basketball here to
ught. the BOOTS being 29 to ML The
ame was hotly contested, the star
sash being done by Shelburne for
'hristian College and Peters for Dale- ?
The line-up :
'hristian Caan lialeville.
Posit ion.
iheiburne.H t .Moherman
'aaTftah.L F.... Nirminger
tusgrove .C .Humbert
ilien.r. Ci.Wood
?vens.1. o.Peters :
Summary. Field goals- -Shelburne j
Kngli-h i Musgrove .1. (livens
>. .Moherman 2 . Ninr.inger '2'. peters
Wood Oeass from fouls?Shel
urne. Moherman and Ninninger
imes?Twenty.minute halves Fonts
iinniiHd cartel Insi College. 7. i>aie.
ille. 2 Referee -Johnson, of Lynch
urg. I'mptre Shaver of Oaleville.
matinee and night,
marc;\rkt anci.in
TOCO?M.itin<-e. SJC tof I.50.
Night, 50c to$2.00.
VERY DI f ?*?* To*?
iight D1JUU Th?r. ?Set.
The i unnirst of Thern All,
<;il\ri El f?rapev\ in.
Supported by
like Donlin and Anna Chance.
In the Three-Art Farce Comedy,
"between SHOWERS
.rxt Week?THE t.REAT DIVIDE.
Knitted Neckwear
f.|.y> Knitted Tics now . Il.tt
f2.no Knitter! Ties now . $1 -3d
f.t.on KncteH lies now W-**?
71.? E. Broad Street.
Indian Athlete, Star of Olympic Games, Declared
' Professional by A. A. U., After Returning Tro?
phies Won, Adopts Baseball as Profession.
Mans League Teams Bid For His Services.
New York. January JI. James Thorpe, the greatest living athlete
recently declared a professional, has signed a contract to play with the
New York < iiants for the season of l < j 13 ? Whether he become* ? pitcher
or a first baseman makes little difference to Manager Met 1 raw.
"A wonderful athlete like Thorpe." says the (iiant leader, "ought
to ha\e in him the makings of a great ball player. He has the muscle
and the brain, and it is up to me to locate the s|x>t where he will be of
most value to the team."
McOaw jHTsonalh conducted the negotiation for the Indian athlete
without the aid of a Mill. He spent the whole night in conference with
Thorjx; and those on whom the Indian depends for advice. It was
nearlv daylight before the affair was settled and Met ir.tw got to bed.
The tip got out before official news of the deal reached the New
York headquarters. Secretary l-oster received a telegram from Thorpe
this afternoon to the effect that he had signed the contract and the
pafters would be forwarded immediately.
Salary Not Known.
Just what salary Thorpe is to rec eive has not .tnd will not be an?
nounced. It is known, though, that the figures are in excels of $4,500.
Krank Bancroft, business manager of the Cincinnati Reds who went
to Carlisle to sign the Indian, wired August Hermann to-day that he
had failed in bisquest; that he had offered ?4,500, but that the Ciants
had outbid him. Bancroft also wired that five scouts were at Carlisle
all day vesterdav making bids tor Thori>e*s scr\ii<-.
When Thorpe announced a f?w ?lay
ago that he would now have to tun
to baseball for a living he intimutce
that be would like to play in N we York
Metlraw warf ?ick m bed at the tin,,
but he was telephoned the tip and gol
out of bed to be on tho job.
Thorpe will report to the tliants ir
February 1?, anil will go to Marlin with
the ret ruits. If he should develop mrc
a big l.-ague pitcher. New York will
have the only full-blooded Indian
battery that baseball has ever known
< hlef Meyer* baa always had g d. < j
liking for Thorpe, and will do ?verjr
thmg in his power to make him a sue
cess. If Thoipe should show no mark?
of a pitcher, u big leaguer hfoflrOO
will try him at first base. Mo will also
be given a chance in the outfield In
signing Thorpe Mi lira* declares that
the amount of money was no considera?
tion. No matt'-r how much the <,. .re?
paid. Thorpe, as a drawing card. Orill
more than reimburse them
Ma> Flay on Heneh.
It is unlikely that Thorpe will get a
regular job tho first s? ason but he will
be kept on the bench to absorb the gen?
eral knowledge of the game If bo
should develop info a fl*~t '.'ear wopder
.lohn McOraw will bo the proudest
manager in baseball. e
Thorpe, it was announced by I'resi
dent Han Johnson, of the American
League, is not a free agen'. Thorpe
Is under contract with the Kayttovillo
N. I' club, and it will be 00000001 .
to negotiate for his release through
the owner of that club. President
Johnson received this information in a
telegram from Secretary Karrcll, of
the National Association. In 1910
Thorpe signed a contract with the
Rocky Mount. N. C.. club, el tlji
a month Later, he was transferred
;<> Kayetteville. j,i.d reserved by that
Jim Thorpe is only twenty-four years
old. and is just in his prime as an
athlete tie is the ideal size for a
bail player. and bis knowledge
of ethtetice in general will be of im?
mense value lo tutu iii getting in shape
After seeing him play football, no one
could question his gamcn. s
Oolng to New Vork.
"Thorpe will tie here to-moin.w at
2 o'clock, wh' n at the cttth't OfSoea
he will sign a contract to play with
the Oiants " said Manager M< draw
to-night. He adde-d that he first
thought, ejf engaging Thorpe reotordmx.
when the publicity given the Indian's
disbarment from the Amateur Ath?
letic L'nion. ana the statement that
several Western managers were trying
to sign him. put the idea into the
manager's head.
"I got Thorpe on the ong distance
telephone in Carlisle. Pa . ' said Mc?
Oraw. "and he accepted my offer
Later I got a telegram fron, him OOO)
firming his verbal eeeepCOgftOg He
preferred to come ro New York, and
I offered him more money than the
others, too.''
McCiraw said the salary was a pn?
transaction, and would not dis?
cuss it.
Thorpe ought to make a good all
around man. M'Oraw added f
expect he will accompany the team
South when the spring training season
opens, and then we II try him out and
sec whete he can do his best work.''
.lames K. Sullivan, secretary of the
Amateur Athletic l'nion. announced
to-ntght- that he had received the chal?
lenge trophios won by Thorpe in the
Olympic games last night and would
send them to Kris'ian Hellstrom sec?
retary of the Swedish Olympic Com?
mittee Mr Sullivan said also that
the all-round trophy won by Thorpe
at Celtic Park la.-f September had
been sent from Carlisle- with the Olym?
pic trophies and now was in the pos?
session of the Amateur Athlet]?- l'nion
It will go to Bredemus. formerly of
Princeton t'niversity. who was seconej
to Thorpe in the Celtic Park games.
Carlisle. Pa . January II --lames
Thorpe the greatest athlete in the
worid. haa hern actually deluged get
only with major league baseball offers
but has been Mrtf saamped by cirrus,
vaudeville, n instre l prize fighters and
klnelred enterprise promoters since he
announced that he would be compelled
lo become a pr--fe?si?<nal. Tn-day he
authorized the statement that he has
dei . led to play professional baseball
and does not - are to appear before the
put-Ii- in any other manner, except tee
fore starting in his baseball Work he
may give O few athletic exhibitions a*
indoor athlete meets The town of
1 arlisle has been a mc-ra for represent -
stives of both major and minor league
baseball teams, and the local telegraph
wires have been burdened for the las*
- ight hours with appeals to Thorpe
to bold hie dectelon as to bis future
un'i. managers and pr, ,n>. - ? ??-?
'alk to him. This evening, beiweeer.
Thorpe pu? an end to the competition
for htm by announcing the* althoug*?
he had not signed a contract. he he?'
I't-.r his aeeurance to Manager John
I Mrfirte, of New York City, thet be
would ploy with the New York Olente.
csrltele. Pa. Jonuery XI--A move?
ment hy which America <? ?o give
re ?ni? ten to Jim Thorpe who beete i
' ? hOtrptone In the Olympic
games In ftwoedsn end who through
? technicality hag *???n etrloped of hie
h. nor. and prizes giv en by th? f
o f Russia and tho King of Swede n. tree I
I -?..???d here to-day by citizens and
I n< v. IDKPM A POtllloa will be sent
H the American Athletic | nion asking
that Thorpe's amateur statu? during
th.- Olympic Kann? lev affirmed be
. OMNI <>f !he ri mote association of his
professional baseball experience with
i tra' k and field sports A popular
i penny fund for t he establishment of an
. Amern an Thorpe trophy as an all
i around athletic trophy, irrespective
i of ra< ?? <>? cia-s ipiali Beat ions against
; ?he world, has also beer: started,
i This niovemen* was suggested by the
action of the Mayor and sou ettauane
of Vonkers. N' v.. In petitioning tb*
? American Athletic Uaioa la reinstat?
Thorpe. Wh<m Thorp, and his friends
. at the Indian school heard this evening
of the project they vetoed it end said
?he thought it would not be right or
m ? prahle.
charlotte N. C . January 31 - - la a
letter r. . eived here to-day from r hartes
a Claacay. ateaagTsc ad the Winston
Halen :<arn la the Carolina Associa?
tion, who is orasHted with the exposure
..f James TaeSrpe as a professional,
Clancy tells how he made the exposure.
Clancy is whaling relatives during the
winter at Sou*.hbrnlge. Mass.
He says he was called upon there hv
a man as having been sent by a friend
for a friendly i ha* With that under?
standing Clancy extended the courte?
sies of his relative s home to the visitor
and Thorpe s name was mentioned m
t he conversation
The visitor told Clancy much of
Thorpe's raoord as a ball player which
Clancy dui nn>1 know Clancy also
tol<| some things about Thorpe's prow?
ess The nex; day Clancy saw the
entire story as an interview from him?
self, and states that the entire exposure
was made m violation of a confidence.
The visitor Clancy says, was a re?
porter for a Worcester paper, but did
not reveal his identity to him.
Peaun.on- Texas January 31 -?The
Baaasaastl baseball club, of the Texas
League, has a reserve contract of James
Thorpe, the Indian athlete, according
to Manager Wheeler, of that club,
rtoniimoill l franchise was purchased
from Oklahoma Ctty last year, and
it is claimed Thorpe was among the
player- reserv by that club.
Manager Wetoeeaf has wired Secre?
tary Farrcl!. of the National Associa?
tion to protect the Beaumont club in
its t lain to Thorpe's services Wheeler
has been endeavoring to locate Thorpe
to serve him with notice to report here
for practice.
Abner Davis, president of the Okla?
homa City club, of the Texas League,
when the franchise was transferred to
H< aumon* las! spring, or others inter?
ested in tha t<am. could not be reached
?.?night tr. verify the claim set up by
tha Beaumont club to James Thorpe
I ? ording to a former secretary of
:hc club, however, efforts were made
to sign Thorpe in IM I. hut without
svail. a- Thorpe refused to play pro
lasaanaaJ i?ait He was then tounug
he state with an amateur team.
John Marshall Athletic Club to
Tackle Artillerymen in Bas?
ketball Contest To-Night.
To-night at t J* o'clock the How
'ttzers' Armory, the artillerymen will
line up against the strong John Mar?
shall AJhlelic Club, for what promisee
to be one of the fastest basketball
games vet played on the armory floor.
Both teams are very light and fast and
evenly matched, and a good, close
game should result
j As a preliminary. *he C C A. and
the Weet i r.<i ? tation will face
ea 1 ??:>?' The last game played at
?be c. c A.'s outd?K>r court f he c CA.
boys were victorious, but the \V?st
Enders claim that on an indoor court,
they i ar, ? !' an th-m up so there
will be much interest ir. the result
of this game
Dan* ing will follow the big game.
The teams will line up as follows
[.f. M. A. C. Poatttoa Howitzers.
Welthell.K F.Kvan
?Juatrels . L K. MeTI
Satterilcld. C.
Word.R. O.
Vaughn Lb.yd I, <i.
<>'? onaellVtas *beot.
Houston. Tex . January *i Shoat
ing ftom the IS yard mark Hansel
(i Connell. of Ssn Antonio an amatear.
won the twelfth annual sunny Mouth,
handuap today with a store of St
? r im William ( nsliv of O Kail on.
til wae second with at. shot fr??
r cards and Ouy I>eer1ng. of < orom
, .., ?.. . third, with St. si rum ??i
same distance
?aha Hean ?eewvers.
Wae hingt on Januar v tl Joha Hen?
ry the washtng'on t mevi las?<i?
te ,- steht ? e-a* .-"i ig
for a *ime by an opeentt'.n on ha knee
bee entirely rwecrecod aast to dar
signed his contract for the coat nag

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