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Important Rowing Tropjucir TKat far tit Capture Ly Amencana Beaicles
England Holds
"Xrwrv innTtrAOTitMwr
By Charleej Odgone.
(Copyright by Curtla Brown.). .
ONDON. England has lost" ao
many International champlonahlpa
In the laat few yaara that ona
might suppose there waa nothing.
left for American athletes for
Instance, to earry away -especially since ;
Mark Twain confesses to have taken the
Ascot Cud. .
That Isn't ao. by a Ions: ahot, but per
haps will be aoon. to Judge by what Eu .
stace Mile, the English, ex-amateur
tennis cumpion nu wsrvunu eviuieie
haa Just been say In to ma. It would
ba hard to And any one better Qualified .
tn iiannua rha aiiii tT nr nir snd van 1 I
; lahing athletic aupremacy than Miles,
' who, though his championship laurels
; were taken from him recently by Jay
Gould, remains ona of the leading- au
; thorltie on sport in this country. Be
; sides' being a football and cricket ex
, pert and a master of racquets and ten-
nls, ha Is close student of physical
. lttness. So before going Into this ques- 1
. lion of what English cups there are left -
for Americans to lift let us hear what
' the ex-tennis champion baa to 1 say
! about It
"It la only a matter ef time and ef
i fort,"' he declared. - "when ..practically
all the English championships which .
' depend -"upon skill and technique will
rasa Into the hands of the Americans,
n point of endurance I believe we are
Mill in front. Athletics In the United v
States are approached from an entirely
' different standpoint from ours. Amer
: loans develop their game, study the "
; finer points and use their heads much -more
than we do. They are never satis- 1
fled with their game even though they
can defeat every other competitor in '
the Held. There Is no 'good enough' for
the American. lie studies his favorite .
gams liks a science, and In time It be
comes a real bualness to him.
Lives for Tennis. .
Taka young Jay Gould for an In
stance of what I mean. Gould just Uvea ....
fA. t.nnl.' T. la hla hla maMa I-
Ufe. . In his case what waa intend!
for a sport becomes a real business.
This is to be regretted in. Gould's case,'
because I do not think he is a very ro
bust boy and I am afraid his health
will be undermined. , . -
"This habit of the American athlete
of studying the Una points of his gams -
has resulted In a general high level of Mrn from Lawrence Waterbury that
fitness in all fonns of sports. To refer another team from the United States
again to tennia, there are probably four wlu next year attempt what that team
or Ave men In the United 8ttes who could not do.
are really pnly Just below Gould la abll- '"'"""" uw-
ltv and could 1 aiva him a. . a-fwwl lna. n w -
game. When the Utter came over hero n8na X1BS UKU9
there was no one except myself who Now yet 11s taka ' lawn tennis and
could oven make a semblance of an in- . ,., n, . ,. . . f. ... in
teresting contest out of it. As a matter what old England has left,- Gone
of fact, I am practically the only man her, singles championship to Norman
on this aide of the water playing at the Brookes;' gone Is her doubles champion-
we have no high level of cleverness In Zealand partner, A. F. Wilding: Miss
sports, but Just a few Individuals who Sutton holds the ladles' singles title and
reach great heights. When men of this wih Reels Wrirht tha mixed rfnuhlea
character, like the Doherty brothera, re- wun B . . "
tire there la no one to fill their shoes. honors; While the Davla cup. tha pre-
That la the weakness of England. mler tennia trophy of tha world, for
,. ,'.. four years in possession of England,
Defeats Have Bright Side.' leaves the shores for Australasia this
summer. What remains? In this sport
"But these defeats have a bright aids, but very little the ladles' doubles, the
They may reach tha englishman's un- .nly " ta wh'l;h there were no for-
v. sign entries at Wimbledon.
derstandlng. There la absolutely no t may D. remarked, however, that
other way of teaching our people any- the women players of the States will
thing. Defeat alone wlU teach them ths hav h row to hoe ahould they
weakness of our system, and practice.- MonTd thVri.? .&
The foregoing prophecy by Miles can- did not think she would come to Lon-
not fall to encourage transatlantic as- don next year to defend the title which
plrants for sporting honors, and now she won this year but would ipend tha
let us. see what International rhamnlon- aummar at her home In southern rH-
shlps England has left to be "lifted" by fornla. Eliminating Miss Sutton, it Englishman, holds ths "Gold Racquets.1
iurciH-ners, Americans xor cnoice..
First and foremost,
had -better be said
high time that we reci
land tne international polo cup, donated-Mrs. Chambers, who lost the champion- present day. It remains for another
11, anA
tne " Gold Racquets in Tennia, tne Amateur A Golf Tropny and Honors in Long Distance Running
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lean acquisition.
is for choice. would Indeed be difficult to pick two tha most prised of ail tennia trophies, mond Sculls ifor 'singles ai present held amateur tltla atUl remalna In tha ,
st, perhaps, a word women players in the States who would . x,..iV i .th i. CapUin W. H. Iarell; the Stewards' . , w.,f. t-..,. v. ' -n(1 P,n
about polo. It la be apabls of wresting the doubles tltla "a Pater ltham la far and away tha challenge Cup for fours, now In the , country. Walter Travla ot hla hands lat6T. Afl
icaptdfed from Eng- from the crack players of England. In professional tennia player of v the possession of Magdalen college. Oxford; on . tha latter title a couple of years played In P
U polo cup, donated- Mrs. Chambers, who lost the champion- present da v. It remains for another the Wyfold Challenge Cup for fours, a0. but this year Byers. ths 1906 m.-
That there are aome remarkably good
cricket players In the United States is
fully recognised here, and this autumn
the famous and arlstooratle Marylebone
Cricket club will aend ever' a first-class
There are: The Wa-' time. In 1U history, to a Frenchman, the team wllI lMve England on September
In New York about 18 days
After that matches will be
nimmmA In Thtla.4alnh1a .n latav tit PjH.
v.j.u.u wiJaiivuH vu. avi Avura, ftq,-.DUI LUIS W ? 0rI1 . U1S IVVf
British national game 'Is not played' to son. A. O. Jones Is the finest fielder
. any extent In America, It is true, and behind the wicket now playing and has
there Is slight chance of Its ever die- made several eenturies this year.
lacing the more, strenuous game of Prlchard took 100 wickets tn 1004. Since
aseball; yet the American cricketers that year his literary work haa kept him
are no "slouches." Perhaps some day out of -first-class cricket. - Slmpson-Hay-
we shall have an eleven from the Unit- ward la the famoua lob bowler and a
ed States making a serious bid for fine slip field. Snooks, Branaton and
cricket honors here, possibly even for Browning sre good all round men, U,
' the '"ashes," I. e.. the championship. C. A. and I P. Collins have both been
There Is no International cricket trophy, scoring heavily this year,
by the way, though many foreigners as- Mr. Prlchard haa a very high opinion
sumed that the recent British quest of of Philadelphlan cricket and thinks that
the "ashes- In Australia was an effort in Lester, Clarke and King thsy have
; to recapture such a trophy. No, this three, magnificent cricketers. He played
Is only a phrase which dates from the against them when they were last In
triumph or an Australian aleven over England In 101 and much looks for-
the best English cricketers,.' several ward to meeting aucb, good sportsmen
' years ago. Then a well known sporting and cricketers again,
writer aaid that the "ashes of British
cricket" had been carried to the Antl- KinHntr Hurt Snort.
podea, and the term became a popular , ""
one. Last year a British team headed Since Kipling wrote his famous lines
h?.whi Y.VHX w,nt out "brouat about "flanneled fools at ths vrlcket
back the ashes." . , . . ... . . . .. , ...
nas oeen a stxon tendency in . some
circles to depreciate devotion to.eport.
es fatal to exoellenoa In more serious
pursuits. Hesketh Prlchard la a shin
ing example of .the contrary. He made
a success in literature long before he
ever thought of success la cricket. Be;
waa only II when he made his way into
the ultra-exclusive -Cornhlll magastne.
and slnee then he has gone f ar, . Prob
ably, the general public knows him best
as the creator ef "Don Q." the f asclnat-
Americans at Cricket,
v riuiu v,jiMiirnKo luu iur xours. srn niiL mis Tnar Mvr t ha lsos . . . ... .... ... v.ui v. a. -, uniMuiun-
so many years ago b the Westchester ship to Miss Sutton In 1905, recovered it Tom Pettis to come out of the States imo held by Magdalen; the Thames American champion, never mot within a ,w Z? VV-lnT Spanish brigand, but Mr.. Prlchard
Polo club of New York, andnow deco- from her In 1801 and lost it again to and repeat his performance of carrying Challenge Cup for elghte, held by r,!B. .Tf. ll !L5r. VTZ m toUows. Hesketh Prlchard, captain; A nthm. work wtilch has ,Z
" . a ..uu wt. fcua HI1 .auiv ,'"VJ Ma 3 , ui Divrrr, B.m tTUi HlllUTlal DOnOn
Hurllnghamr club, London. All who visit who has defeated both Mrs. Chambers Perhaps the most promisl
uiaj pu wii lu, viiakvvu Mme ( ino'iuiBi ounuo &ui year, jujhs w ii- American atnieies on
us Dane. 11 wae won in jsao, ana son, miss ixiwiner ana sirs. Hiiiiara, pent is the Henley
yet In all those years we never have England possesses a quintet of women open to the whole
produced a team capable of bringing it players hard to vanquish. ' . qualifying provision
coca to the united BUtea As a matter compete must be bona-
of Dure fact, the onlv renreaentatlva Malrsa flrin ChnnriMsr Th. hia Snnv n ih. -
team which ever has gone out of the ,. .undoubtedly the Grand Challenge Cup. reach of either lndlvldualjr crews.
United States with .the ex Dress nurnoss England also makee a brave ahowlnr which wa thia i. M,rM '
of recapturing the trophy was that In real tennis, deaplte tW defeat of by tha Belgian crew, who learned all Still Holds Amateur Title.
ewhtrih fo I la si Mm wnlsiislnM In IDA A i. t i a. a at mi a . - -
nnim of whlnh Undir hmm noMMiilont OX tll title. - - - .T 'T1 n:wZ -J'"- Wrh praiM from th
VA 1C1 rlZr y,, It muji he. rammhrMl tn ht al. enerweu 180UUI Ainw), n. v. ocnwwi or thrtva books wrlttn In
. "ftftf" inv riBiiuiB ii-umis.v vuu lur luuim, . . . . .... . .... . . . . . . .
f" " , av.. i " i ' m . a t Tnniitrh Amsrinana save iim tart v in. H-.nti ir-iAai t HnnAh? fHAiirn vwn ntsi tnoi nair. nminiv m.
"A''1- Jfhlch ' i,.7""nJa " " p . preme In short distence TunnlnV. Af?lca. T. Branston V H. Simpson; Mercenary, have Placed him ii
is that thS:, wnhi American unlversirie and Wing whal "W"1TP'-L W.w PJSJSl.:. .2!!! ff? fikJ7? ?mti.
-fid. amateurs. iioSrts we'nno't tod.V ind" neve? 3.""." U "a nJu-'ehold Before he wJeh.l.t'
Aln. n.M t m aim. Ul LI1C1U lUIKIIb u. 'wunm L ii n
has done other work which has wqn hint
fastidious. Two
the first
fiction. He
fine shoe
sport ana especiauy to Americans to tne amateur tiue. vane fennell, an
yet 1 ue
have been able In tha past, to challenge word. He Is now possibly the finest bad been everywhere, seen everything
England in long distance running. Wit- English wicket-keeper. Sherwell, the and done most things even to the ex-
ness the easy manner in which Shrubb, Boifth African captain, is an equally fine ploratlon of Patagonia. He la a fellow
her champion runner of distances from wicket-keeper and has Just made lit of the Royal -Geographical society,
Although Jin viand this mar lnat the on" miles disposes or all woo In a championship match against a team fellow or tne zoological aociety. and a
Aiinougn .cngiana in is year tost tne ,IA,tinn Ma .ananM. wi, - u.h.. ,,M..i.alt nt a in mh lami
But much remains for possible Amer- open gou championship for the first Meanwhile, what about cricket? The up-to-date the beet bowler of thia sea- eocletles. . '
Was llnp;aged to Lady Flprence Patfet.AVhen Marquis of Hastings Ran Off AVith Her
t - - . i I. "..'Ik
lln back In the house which he first
entered nearly 40 yeare ago, for he Is
among ths most popular as he la cer
tainly one of the most picturesque fig
. ures In English politics. The general
rejoicing la not the least among the car
icaturists, for the Squire of Blankn-.
as hs waa called In his sporting days,
hss flgurs snd physiognomy which
era an Inexhaustible source of. delight
to the comlo artists.
ttpNJiY cstAPL zrv. jr. a
a i
1 f
k. I
a f tnff Correspondent) Wimbledon, a Conservative stronghold.
- One by one the stricken by the handsome majority, of 0.000.
i who fell In the rout of .The Liberals did not contest the eeat
'i .iy forces at the general and he had an essy lob defeating the
i are return!
8 comm"1. "t
.. riant !'le Henry wife.
. vus rev-i.iijf elected tat
Ing to the ?,"f,ra,?',ti candidate, the Hon. Bertrand horse thsn it was worth. Little
ti, a list in Kussell. despit. the assistance ths let- suspect that that day's work
T i, ,r, rclvd '"m his plucky American prove his own undoing.
Sxtraordinary Up and Downs.
He haa gone through some extraor-
dlnary ups and downs In political and
private fortune, - but it was through a
love sffalr that hs helped to make so
cial history that will be remembered
long after his political triumphs and de-
- feata hare been forgoten. In his young
er days he was accounted one of the
handsomest men In England and he
fell In love witu the loveliest woman
then in England, Lad v Florence Cecelia
Paget, dahaiiter of the second Mar
quis of Anglesey. Known as the "Pock
et Venus." and as "Ladybird," she was
dainty as a fairy In figure and with
efface so beautiful that she could hard
ly venture out of doors without being
beset by a small crowd. Msny a wooer
sought her hand, but the voung snnlre's
. only serious rival waa the fourth and
last Marquis of Hastlnrs, the richly
dowered young nobleman who for a few
mad years dasxled the world by hie
'prodigality and made It gasp by .is
. recklessness, only to perish In early
' manhood,? ruined, discredited: ' and w.s-
,graced. t ' ..,-.
t was nip snd tuck between these two
suitors for a while. Then Lady Flor
ence became engaged to the squire- and
all thought that ths better, man of the
two had won. But Lady a.orence was
as fickle as she was beautiful. One
morning she went out shopping with her
- nance. Among otner places tney drove
to Swan A Edgar's big establishment at
i the corner of Regent street and Picca
dilly. - Leaving voung Chaplin In' the
;. carriage- to await her return she went
Into the shop b the Regent street '
entrance. Bhe didn't come back. Pas-,
sing through the establishment she left ,
. It by the Piccadilly entrance end there .
entered a oab-ln which Lord Hastings
waa awaiting her coming and drove oif,
with him and within an hour she was
the Marchioness of Hastings. ...
Squire Cruelly Jilted. ' " '
The squire had been Jilted In the most
"cruel and heartless fashion, but his re
venge waa equally dramatla The feud
between the two men wae fought out '
on the turf, for they both went In for "
'racing extensively. The discarded lover,
scored the first point In the purchase
of the racehorse Hermit Lord Hast-
Ings forced the bidding up to 06. Obit,
which was considered an excessively
hlrh nrlce for an animal which showed
little promise Of great speed. Mr. Chsn-
lln Bid snomer , 2i and Hermit wss
knocked down to him. Lord Hastings
congratulated himself on having driven
hla rival to pav much more for the
did ne
companions, to dine st Richmond, he
apparently tne gaiest oi tnem an.
he never recovered from the stroke
fata dealt him that dav. Persistent
bad luck attended him on the turf. Hie
desperate efforts to recoup his losses
only landed him deeper In the mire.
When he had parted with all hla an-'
cestral estate and the treasures that
had been accumulated by long genera
tions ha was still 1200,000 In debt Shat
tered In health as he waa bankrupt In
fortune, he died four years after he had
run off with his rival's fiancee. A few
hours before his desth he said to a
friend, with a pathetlo mingling of pride
and -pluck, "Hermit fairly broke my
heart But I didn't show It, did IT
Losses Exceeded Winnings." ; ', ( :
Mr. Chaplin-Is said ' to have won
$720,000 by the victory of Hermit' But
despite that, his losses, during his long .
career, on the turf; have 'far exoeeded
hla winnings. That and the agricultural
depression compelled -him some years
ago to part with Blankney which la now
the seat of Lord Londesborough. - And
he was glad to avail himself of a pen
sion of (,000 a year as an ex-cablnet
minister, which was granted him by a
Conservative government He was never
distinguished oy economical tastes and
in the days when he-was cutting a dash
he used to be known among his Inti
mates as "the emperor." ' . .
It was as an advocate of protection
that he first entered parliament For
years his was almost the only voles
to be heard crying It in tha wilderness.
Now he finds many of his way of
thinking, though ths. - weaker brethren
call It preference.- ... . ,
- ' , Balloon Business Is Good. .
American Magastne of "Aeronautlce. .
A visit to the balloon factory of Mr.
Stevens the other day was rather sur
prising. No less than 11 balloons were
found, either completed-or lncourse of
construction. ' One of 10,000 cublo feet
capacity le for the' United States gov
ernment ' -, ' . "' .-,. -"-
J. C McCoy, one of the representa
tives of America In the Gordon Bennett
race this year. Is having one built of
18,000 cublo feet Another of 60,000
cubio feet goes to a Mr. Baxter of Flor
ida. . Still another . goea to far off
Johannesburg,-South Africa.
Elmer Van Banken of, Gloversvllle,
New York, is having an airship built
which will contain 0.500 cubic lnchea of
hydrogen. JTwo captive balloons have
gone to a couple of enterprising young
men of Norfolk, who are operating In a
5 ark of their own Just outside the
ameatown exposition. The other pur
chasers are Oscar Hendler, James H.
Hare, Joseph Call and William Thaller.
Bobbin Boys' Wages.
From '-the Washington Star.
, John, B. Lennon, , treasurer of ' the
American Federation of Labor, delivered
recently In Bloomlngton an address on1
Strikes. -
Turning to trie amusing features of
. . , . .... JigriHJi wia .iii.ithi
Everybody is glad t0 gee Mr. Chap, by, but so poor were
Sldered that In the betting he fl-mred course. To the amazement of tha aneo-
as a rank outsider and tremendous odds tators the despised Hermit graduallv thr.T,!l!l5SJ?L"J,t.0.irf!la ihUhHiKL
. i.i - hi, . Th. v. . . v!. . .v. e . .J!. 1 remember a strike of bobbin boys,
" aim wv. a just striae, ana one mat suceeerii.
The squire's ' triumph spelt ruin for These boys conducted their fight well,
tha marquis. To pay his losses he hsd even brilliantly. Thus the day they
to part with hla magnificent estates of turned out they posted In the sptnnlng-
Loudoun In Scotland. Heavy ss waa room of their employers' mill a great
the blow he took It with a smile, snd" placard Inscribed with the words:
when he drove off the oourse In a ba- "'Ths wsgea of sin Is death, but the
were . laid against him. The Marquis
plunged heavtlv against the horse until
he stood to lose $500,001 and to win a
vastly greater sum.-' The memory of
that, sessatlonal and tragic race Is al
most aa fresh now ss on the day it
was run ' The snow was falling as ths
for the 18T der-
his chances eon-' horses struggled gamely ever the fleer jr rouche and four with some Of hi boon vrages of the bobbin boys Is worse."
Ho-W" Tliey Helped Ken
tucky 'Tobacco Growers
From the ftt. Louis - Globe-Democrat
"I saw a sight out In the country the ,
other day, said an old Kentncktaa now
nslttnc la St Louis, "that recalled c
good many memories of the - tobaeoa
flelda of my. native stats.
. "Tou know wherever tobacco Is
grown ' tobacco worms appears as
though by maglo. If let alone they
speedily destroy the entire, erop, so a
large share of the attention required by
a tobacco field consisted In getting rid
of the worms. During slavery days
every plantation had a swarm of little
darkles whose- duty It was to parade
aiong tne rows or plants every day and .
pica on tne worms, (sometimes tha
pickers were provided with little
buckets, old oyster cans or thlnelsPllke
that Into which they would-iTSt their
worms, and the one whose can was full
est at the end of the day's work was
rewarded with a small gratuity,
"After the war, however, colored
boys and girls preferred going to school
to picking tobacco worms, so It was
hard to find pickers. -
"Then some ona discovered that tor
' keys would do the work, and every to
bacco grower raised each season a big
flock of turkeys and turned them loose ,
In the fields to catch the worm a They '
soon learned what they were there for
and that the best part of their dally
provender was to be found oh the leaves
rather than on the ground. They would
examine every leaf and not a worm es
caped them. . ,
'The 8t. Louis' county farmer had a
patch of tobacco, for hla own use, I sup- '
pose, and he also knew the trick of
keeping the plants clean, for there was a
squad of half grown turkeys, with an
old gobbler .and three or four hens lead
ing the procession, marching up and
down the rows, turning their heads first "
to one side, and than to the other, and
lumping up with a kick and a flutter
after a worm that waa too high to be
reached from the ground. - -
"I don't know how they manage the
worms In Kentucky now, for It has been
years since I hsve been there. Perhaps
they spray the plants with insecticides,
but I shall never forget the diligence
displayed by the young turkeys when
they were flrat Introduced into a to
bacco field and -discovered that worms
were good eating."
Railroad Ties Preserved 75 rears.
PottsVllle ' correspondence Philadelphia
Record. " , '
' " While borough laborers were excavat
ing this week they dug tip ths old rail
road between Pottsvllle and some of the
coal mines, which' was In use TS years
ago. This railroad was In operation
before there was a through railroad Una
between Pottsvllle and Philadelphia.
The coal was hauled . to PottarlHe on
care pulled by mules and horXt- and
at tnis point loaaeo on tne canal.
To the great surprise of those fk
dug up the old railroad the wooden tle?T
although underground for three-quarters
of a century, were In a perfect state
of preservstion. The conditions under
which they were so .remarkably pre
served will be studied by railroad au
thorities with the hope of getting soma
points that will be of practical use.