The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 28, 1914, SECTION TWO, Page 5, Image 21

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    HE SUNDAY OIlEGOyiAy. PORTLAyD, JUXE 23. 1914.
Sir Thomas Tells How Previous Challengers Were Overloaded "With All
" Sorts of Good Luck Animals and Trinkets.
Spokane and Waverly Teams
' to Meet at 3 P. M.
Is more alluring at this time of the year and during the next few months than
at any other season. There are beautiful country parks to visit interesting
towns to see. The roads are good and the weather is delightful.
Matty Says National League
Will Be No Walk Away
for New York.
Visiting Team 'Will Meet Each of
, Rival Portland Fours and So-
ciet y Functions Will Have
Part In Tourney. . -
American' Contest Has Its Thrills,
Too-St. Ixrals Is Notable Ex
ample of "Oomi Backs."
1008 Days Recalled.
The Giants' Star Pitcher.
' NEW YORK, June 27. (Special.)
For the first time since the season of
1908, with the possible exception of
1911, the race in the National League
Is close, with four or five tea,8 hav
ing: a look-in, and only a comparative
ly few games separating- the clubs in
the second division from the leaders.
' The battle In the American Leagrue
has also been full of thrills so far, and
this is the year that players and fans
alike expected the Giants and Athletics
to make walkaway races out of the
competition in their respective organi
zations. Through' the improvement in the
second division teams or Dotn leagues,
with the exception of Cleveland, which
was a first division club last year, in
terest in the two races has been in
creased, and the Federal League is
threatening to . stagnate in several
iwni where the new organization
placed clubs because the National and
American League teams, before the
season opened, were thought to be so
weak that they could not draw.
St. Loots Notable Example.
St. Louis is the most notable exam
ple of this. Miner Brown started off
with a big" hurrah there, since it was
figured that both the Browns and the
Cardinals were forlorn hopes, that the
fans were disgusted, and that it would
be easy to take the patronage away
from organized baseball. But the St
Louis teams have braced through luck,
the gathering of some good recruits,
better managing and a canny trade by
Huggins. The St. Louis Cardinals
looked like one of the best clubs in
the league when they were in New
From the outlook at present, the race
Is liable to hang close right down to
the stretch. The greatest struggle in
the history of the game was the 1908
one, when the Giants and Cubs had to
play an extra game to decide a tie on
the season, while the Pirates had a
chance to cinch the pennant on the
Sunday preceding this critical contest
between the Giants and Cubs by beat
ing Chicago. But they didn't.
There was also a wonderful battle
for the championship in the American
League that year, with Cleveland, De
troit and Chicago all having a chance
for it almost right up to the end.
Races of this sort help the game; but
they are not nourishing for players, be
cause the strain is too great. I don't
want to see a tight finish this year,
and I wish the Giants were out so far
ahead by now that we could let up a
little bit. After that 1908 finish it
took me months to recover from the
Braves Show Spirit.
The National League club which has
been booming along well lately is Bos
ton. At last the Braves appear to have
wakened up and are moving upwards
toward Brooklyn, now in seventh
place, which team has been minus its
stride ever since it started west on
the first triD. Wilbert Robinson is a
eatlv disappointed man, for he
thought he would at least hang in the
first division all Summer. I saw him
"The Federal League Is bothering
around a lot of my players," he told
roe. "and these fellows are thinking
more about what they might get than
about playing the game. You know,
nobody can get out there and show
any real baseball when he is all the
time trying to make up his mind what
to do and when he has a lot of fellows
buzzing around him talking money as
soon as he gets out of uniform."
One thing that has helped to keep
the race close this year is the fact
that the teams bunched up around the
lead all seem to lose rather regularly
on the same days. Several times in
the last few weeks a defeat of the
Giants has been simultaneous with de
feats for the Pirates and Reds. This
has naturally prevented any one club
from gaining a big margin and has
held the leaders bunched for several
In the National League, in spite of
the fact that the Giants are In rirst
Place at' this writing, I would Bay that
It was anybody's race among four
teams. Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago
and New York. In spite of the won
derful showing of Huggins' club, we all
figure St. Louis to crack and do not
count the Cardinals as real contenders.
We don't feel at all sure on our club,
and McGraw has never "ridden" his
players as hard as he has this season.
McGraw Gives Warning.
"With the baseball that has been
shown in the National League so far,"
said McGraw to his team after the
best we could do was to split even
with the Cubs, "you should be away
out in front there now Instead of hav
ing two or three clubs right on your
heels. You'll throw away this pennant
yet if you don't look out."
Another upset in the dope has been
the display of strength among the
Western teams. It was thought before
the season began that the best clubs in
the National League would be in the
Kast. Brooklyn and Boston both looked
good, while, Pittsburg was thought to
be the only contender strong enough
in the West to hold Its own with the
Easterners. But all the first division
teams now are Western clubs with the
exception of the Giants. The other half
of the circuit has looked even better
during its Eastern invasion than its
members did when the Giants went
through the .West recently. There is
one thing in our favor, however, and
that is the break In the schedule. If it
comes down to a nlp-and-tuck battle,
the Westerners finish in the Fast this
year, and we won't have to fight them
on the road.
Bicyclist Riding Here on Wager.
LA GRANDE, Or., June 27. (Spe
cial.) W. L. Trippler, a young man of
Payette. Idaho, passed through La
Grande early today en route to Port
land on a wager of $1000 that he could
ride a bicycle from Payette to Port
land In nine days. He has covered 336
miles in three days and believes he will
win his wager easily.
Xew Shamrock Wins.
TORQUAY. England. June 27.
Shamrock IV. Sir Thomas Llpton's
new challenger for the America's cup,
had another successful trial in the
channel today. She beat the old Sham
rock by 4 minutes 67 seconds, correct
ed time, over a 20-mile course in a
brisk breeze.
1 ' i ' ' ' -t
SsrJboas CaZeno "
THE strangest mascot that nas ever
been seen in the world will be
aboard the Shamrock IV when she
onmnetoa tiha Fall for America's cup
a mascot that I fully expect will break
at last the hoodoo that has aereaiea
my former cup challengers.
I am not a strong believer in mas
cots. The Erin in 1903 was full of them. I
think I had 24 horseshoes, one of these
having been made by Fitzsimmons, the
champion American boxer, who was a
blacksmith. In the way of religous
and other emblems, I had every thing
one could possibly think of. . '
I had also tigers' whiskers sent me.
likewise a green hen which came from
Pittsburg (I presume its feathers had
been dyed), also pedigree rabbits, pedi
gree black cats, lady birds, green frogs,
baskets of babies' cauls and chicken
wishbones some of the latter mounted
in gold and silver grasshoppers from
Kansas with legs like dromedaries',
Irish terriers, and last, but not least,
I had a magnificent American eagle
sent me. In fact, the Erin was like
a traveling menagerie.
One lady wrote to me suggesting
that I should take her son on board
with me as a mascot. She said that he
was young and redheaded and that he
brought luck everywhere he went, and
that if I had him on board I should
t. n T elan had a vounfiT
Jumbo pet elephant offered me, and this
I was reluctanuy compeneu m ucuxiuw
for lack of space.
I do not think, taking things over
head, that there was anything wanting
or that my friends missed anything
that could be thought of as a mascot,
but, of course, the readers know the
result. They might let me know which
of the above-mentioned collection was
the hoodoo.
Still, I have never had a baboon be
fore, and the one which Sir Thomas
"1 Sii wis- 4: v . lf ;
Dewar-has brought me from Nairobi,
East Africa, can, I understand, do
everything but talk, including shaking
hands in the most approved fashion.
Sir Thomas, when he sent It to me,
had it dressed In kilts. He, being a
Highlander himself, thought the bab
oon ought to be dressed In its own
native costume, but I consider his man
ners are not yet good enough for this
costume. I am sure his conduct will
be better if I give him a Shamrock
sailors' outfit, of clothes.
Son of Former Senator Wins Race
From Raymond to South Bend.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., June 27.
(Special.) Runners from .the .two
troops of the Boy Scouts, of South
Bend, ran a relay race of five miles
from Raymond to this city today car
rying a message from the Raymond
Herald to' the Willapa Harbor Pilot-
The message was delivered by Burke
Welsh, 14 years old. son of ex-Senator
John T. Welsh, In 32 minutes. Young
Welsh made the last mile in 4:32,
regarded as remarkable fast time con
sidering his age and! the hilly route he
The Commercial Club of this city is
financing the Boy Scout movement.
A crowd witnessed the race.
Harvard to Meet Leander.
HENLEY - ON - THAMES, England,
June 27. Harvard University second
crew will meet the Leander Boat Club
In the first round of the gand chal
lenge cup for eights at the royal re
gatta here July 1 to 4.
The stage is all set for the first
game of the series of three games be
tween the Spokane Polo Club and the
Waverly Country Club, which will be
played on the local club grounds this
afternoon, starting at 8 o'clock. The
final match will be played next Sat-
UIBoth teams were out yesterday, but
..... ,.., ln.ilirH in. The
Spokane players worked out for a
few moments in xne mumms,
Portland poloists took out their mounts
In the afternoon. None of the horses
which will be. used in the game today
was used by the 'local team, so that
the ponies will be rested up for the
opening fray.
The visiting men have been playing
polo only for the last year, and this Is
their first attempt -to enter a tourna
ment with Portland? From now on the
tourney will be an annual event.
Waverly Haa Two Teama.
Two teams, the Whites and the
Blues, will represent the Waverly
Country Club against the Spokane
quartet. The Blues will open the se
ries today. The Whites will play
Thursday. The two local teama will
settle their differences Tuesday.
Dr. George S. Whitesides tried out
a new mount yesterday, as did several
other of the local" crack poloists. Six
players came down from Spokane, four
regulars and two substitutes. In all
17 ponies were shipped here and all
are in the best of condition.
The visiting team was going to take
Its ponies out for a limbering up yes
terday morning, but a misunderstand
ing of orders caused the use of other
mounts. The players did not stay out
more than half an hour, however.
Society Fnnetlona Planned.
The Inland Empire team was the
guest of honor at an informal lunch
eon yesterday afternoon and several
society functions have been planned
for the visitors during their stay here
this week. W. A. Mitchell, S. H. Titus,
R. C. Helner, . Dr. J. G. Cunningham,
John Rogers and W. J. Harris are the
Spokane men who will make up the
visiting team. n '
The Waverly Blues are Sherman Hall,
Harry L. Corbett. Dr. George S. White
sides and Hamilton F. Corbett, while
Clifford Weatherwax, . Elliott R. Cor
bett Victor A. Johnson and Gordon
Voorhies make up the White repre
sentatives. All who wish to witness the games
take the Oregon City car and get off
at Overlinks. The contest today will
start at 3 o'clock, while Tuesday's
match will commence an hour later.
The Spokane Polo Club is a newly
formed organization ' and this is the
first time that the players have gone
out of their city to play polo. The
Waverly Country Club plans to send
polo representatives to Spokane this
Fall. ,
1915 Play In SHnd,
In the big International Polo Tourna
ment slated for San Francisco during
March next year the local club may
send down two quartets fitted out with
new ponies. According to plans made
by the committee in charge of the
California tourney, teams from all over
the United States will appear there and
negotiations are being made to have
foreign material on hand.
"The date is too distant, however, to
make any definite plans as to sending
a team from Portland to represent the
Waverly Country Club, 'but with the
interest that is being shown by local
players, there is no doubt but what a
team will be sent," said Henry L.
Corbett, chairman of ' the polo com
mittee of the Waverly Country Club.
Following are the prospective line
ups for today's game:
EDOkane P . . . . .Waverly Blues
W. A. Mitchell No. 1...... Sherman Hall
Dr. Cunningham. ..No. S H. F. Corbett
R C Heiner No. 3 Dr. WhltMide
John Rogers Back.. Harry L. Corbett
Multnomah Club Closed Tonrner Will
Open Jnly 6 For First Time Jon
Ion to Try for State Title.
Junior tennis experts of this city are
to receive more recognition than ever
before in the tournaments of this year.
Chairman Wakeman, of the Multnomah
Club tennis committee, has made the
announcement that Juniors will have a
tournament all their own In conjune-
JOHN ItOGI'.RS. Bit J. C. .!.-
Ride in it know its flexible motor its simple control its convenience in
all things and its perfect appointment
Call or Phone
for Your
tion with the Oregon state champion
ships, which begin on the Multnomah
courts the middle of July.
The interscholastic tournament has
been held. This was the second year
of that event, and while some of the
players have caused trouble in the Ore
gon state titular play, the majority
are classed as Juniors.
1 The Multnomah Club will have a
closed tournament next week, in which
the boys and girls of the club will
strive for the club championship. It
begins on July . ...... .v
This will be the first time that the
Juniors will have a chance In the Ore
gon state title play and Is the Tesult
of the local tennis officials' desire to
bring the younger element Info the
game, to give the embryo stars some
thing to look forward to.
The entry list for the state cham
pionships opens this week. From
early correspondence. Chairman Wake
man Is sure that the tournament will
be more representative of the entire
state than it has been In many years.
Three Local Clubs' Will Have Matches
Independence Day.
Several golf tournaments will be
staged on the local links this week.
The Waverly Country Club will have
matches July 4 in which best "or?
for men and wom'n, best gross and
other such features, will receive prizes.
Foursomes will be played In the aft
ernoon. Just previous to the polo tour
nament between Spokane and Portland.
At the Portland Club links the con
tests postponed from Decoration Day
will be in order. These will include
driving, putting and approacnlng.
The Tualatin Club will have its
scheduled matches of the tournament
which has been in progress there for
some weeks. Special events for the
women will be on the programme.
(Continued lrom First Page.)
him into the ring than anybody else
I'd ever known. He refused challenges
from everywhere. But Corbett pursued
him. He even pulled his nose in Green n
hotel in Philadelphia, and told him that
if he got him In the ring aga n he
would "get his." But Bob absolutely
refused to meet him again.
Presently 1 began to realize that pub
lic interest in pugilism was on the
wane; that there was very little left
in it for me. Corbett was my friend
and I had made plenty of money for
him and for myself. I had swelled up
when he was victorious and when he
was whipped I still stuck to him. But
he could not draw money as he had
done before. The game was Batting
poorer and poorer and I realized that
the parting of the ways had come.
I had kept active in theatricals dur
ing all of the period I have been tell
ing: you about, producing such plays
a. "After Dark." "The Bottom of the
Sea." "The Cotton King." "Humanity,
and a revival of "The Ticket of Leave
MBut It was my connection with the
prize ring that made me a famous
character. Nor was thie notoriety dis
tasteful to me.' On the contrary the
. .11 ...rtaiert t me. I dare
glamor oi it " . th
say my name was mentioned In the
newspapers at one nmo
Mr. Roosevelt's.
But this reputation did me no good
as a theater man. " was too much
Brady, the pugilist: Brady, the fight
manager. And. mind you, only a vety
small part of my life had been spent
in the field of pugilism as compared
with the time I had devoted to the
Theatrical Ambition Mars.
And now that I had determined to
cut out pugilism. I became more am
bitious theatrically. But the ghost of
my "ring" reputation followed me. I
made a proposition to a very famous
actress, Mrs. Pat Campbell, and to
Forbes Robertson. She had accepted
mv terms and an American run had
been arranged for her when she sent
for me and said: "There has been a
little misunderstanding. Mr. Brady. I
could not possibly go to America with
y"Why not?" said I, astonished.
"Why there ia one thing you failed
to tell me." she said. "You manage
a tills time Corbett was 'crazy
to start a saloon in the ity of New
York and I had discovered "Way Down
East." Corbett had an interest in this
plav and I was to have an interest
in his saloon. But we could not agree
over certain matters and so decided to
quit eacn other for good and all. 1
gave over all my interest in Corbett
plays and other projects and he gave
over alt his interest In mine, which
Included a 25 per cent share of "Way
Down East." a play which afterward
netted 11.000,000, .
I now devoted myself to first-class
theatricals and publicly announced that
I had gotten through with pugilism. I
refused to talk about prizefighters. 1
would not be Interviewed about great
events past, present or future. I asked
the nawspapers to keep my name out
of pugilism. In short, I married Grace
George and she made me promise to
give up that particular department ol
Now that I was out of pugilism I de
voted all my time and energy to the
business of the theater. I was pro
ducing plays on an increasing scale
and realized that I must have a New
York house of my own through which
to exploit them. Not long after I haJ
made up my mind to do this I met J. M.
Hill, who was anxious to get rid of
his theatei- the Manhattan.
"Will you take the lease of my thea
ter?" said he.
"Tes, at my price." said I.
He wanted something like $30,000 a
year. I offered I20.00U and got it. At
that time I was doing business with
Florenz Zlegfeld, managing the first
tour of Anna Held through the coun
try. Zlegfeld was present at the ne
gotiations with Hill and declared him
self in for a one-half Interest In the
"Way Down East" Wlna,
Having at last got a theater of my
own, I determined to try out "Way
Down East," a play in which I had
supreme confidence. This play was
written by Lottie Blarr Parker at a
time when her husband, Harry Doel
Parker, was working In my office as
booking agent. Mrs. Parker had sub
mitted to me two or three bad plays
before, and I had turned them down.
Parker, who considered his wife an In
fallible dramatic genius, conceived the
idea that somehow I had become
prejudiced against her work, and they
decided to submit her next effort
anonymously. So one Summer day Mrs.
Fernandez, the agent, now dead, handed
me three manuscript.
"Who wrote them?'Vald I.
"Never mind." said she.
One of them was called
Laurie." I started to read It.
end of the firwt act I knew '
At the
was a
Fourth of July Celebration
ASTORIA, OREGON, JULY 2. 3, 4, 1914
Nineteenth Annual Event Biffffer and Better Than Ever
Pacific Coast Championship Sperd Boat Kcc Liberal
Cash Prizes and Trophies.
Sailinff and Rowing Races Water and Land Sports of All
Kinds Grand Illuminated Marine Parade
And four U. S. Submarine Vessels will be in harbor dur
in? Rcpatta.
Pyrotechnic; Display on the Columbia
Mammoth Land Parade and Patriotic Demonstration on
the Fourth.
Carnival attractions galore, Three Bi(? Brass Bands, in
eluding the famous Elks' Band of Portland, Country
Dance Day and Night, Fancy Dress Balls, K. J. Arnold
Big Carnival Co., Dog and Pony Show, Ferns Wheel,
Merry-Go-Round, Etc.
On Sundav, July 5, the Elks' Bank of Portland will ac
company the Admiral and Staff in full uniform to Seaside.
Three Days of Pleasurable Excitement
Phil. Metschan, Jr, Admiral, of Imperial Hotel, Portland
For Information, Address
G. B. JOHNSON, Chairman, Astoria, Oregon
great thing; at the end of the fonrfi
I knew it would make a furturt-. NM
day I sent for Parker end said:
"Find out who eent thepe pi i I"' '
He looked them ovr ami tci'h'l
"Mv wife did."
"It will need a lot of flxlns." p"I
I. "Now. I'll give your wire r"" '"
of the gros receipts until It rt.'in
f 10.000. and you nnit let me do what
I please with the play."
This Parker and his wife Breed
to do. I got Joseph Orlnmer to fl m
the play and gave him a third li.tere.t
lu It for his work. The PUT aft
erward named "War lon F.sst," and
made over ll.0no.nun. of winch Grls
mer'a share
"Way Down F.aat" Is one of Vie treat
shining lights as a money-mnkrr. At
first the public refused to take It verv
seriously. I kept It at the Manhattan
Theater for seven montlia. and during
that whole time I did not have a win
ning week. But my conri'len'-e In the
play had not waned one hit. ami I kept
It going Juat to make a metropolitan
reputation for It for road purposes.
results Justified my conNlenr. The
first time "Way Down i:at" went to
St. Louis it played to I1J0Q In nlr.e
performances, then for a year It went
about accumulating fame, and when it
returned to St. Iul the following
year did $11,000 worth of bualneaa In
one week.
On Its return to New Tork this re
markable drama held the boards at
the Academy of Mulo for nine months
at average receipts of more than $10.
Ot'O a week.
"Way Down F.aet" has played In the
city of Chicago in the laat It or li
years an average of four wecke a vear
and haa never taken In la than $10.
000 a week. In short. It cleaned un
$120,000 In Chicago alone. Hoaton haa
netted this play $100.0" In 1 yeara.
To go back, Ita rma re-eijta In Chi
cago were about $no.0iii. It Is the
beat-paying place of theatrical prop-
erty, with the exception of "Hen. Hur"
and "The Old HomeMead" that 1 know
of. And think ot It! Corbett cold Me
one-quarter Intereat In tlila great
money-maker for practically a meee of
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