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I Strong Team of American Players With Best
Ponies in the World to Seek Trophy
in England Next June
By J C COOLEY
B 4 CROSS the water theso Inst months
B ZA the. challenges
H and fro. Sit Thomas Upton chal-
B longed America ror the yachting supremacy
B of the world, and as nil the world knows came
B to America this year and saw his latest
Shamrock meet the same fate M the oilier
Shamrocks before her. Robert Gardner went
to England and tried for the golf cbampion
ship and nly Juki didn't succeed. England
B sent her two greatest professional Rollers
B to America to compete for the American
B ipen championship, and by single stroke
B Ar. Ray was successful
B We sent n tennis team to England, nnd
tennis can claim Hie distinction of the most
B successful Invasion of any sport, for we
B cleaned up everything before us. and to Mr.
B Tlldcn of Philadelphia can 'airly be awarded
B the distinction of being: champion of tho
world In thw particular branch of sport
B Golf tennis and polo and being prejudiced
I . I think the latter the greatest ot the trinity.
B and it Ms of oik- challenge In the galloping
H that T trlah now speak
Hankering for the Loit Polo Cup.
H As toot) as the war was over and sports-
H rren got back to peaceful pursuits we in
B this country Immediately began thinking of
H the polo cup that England had won from'us
B in 19H. and which were hankering to
H got back It had been won In 19 I by the
fl team representing the Huriingham Club pt
B London, and the Polo Association .here !n
fl morica informed Hurlfngham thai when-
H per i hej i
B were prepareii to send it It was not deetilM
B advisable to hHve any international polo
fl matches In 19J0 put Hurllnghatn
the challenge '.or And so next if
K"nted for Internatlonalplay and played for
In 1S86 for the first lime, when Huriingham.
thn leading club of England, sent over a
team captained hy that famous spoilsman
lb- late Mr John W atson of .Ireland The
Co. ions of the CUp call for the best two In
three matches to be playeo on the ground
and under the rules of the country for the
lltne being holders of the cup.
England, then, came over In and, won
two straight matches from the American
team. Which roiuihlted of Mr. W, K. Thorn
Mr Raymond Belmont,. Mr Poxhall Reene ,
and Mr. Thomas Hitchcock. So haek went
the English team and took with them the
golden trophy on Its first; trip across (he
In inon some Americans in England,
headed by Mr fuxhnll Kcene. challenged
for :he cup. ni one match was played and
England won easily by the score of 8 goals to
I. On the English team were Capt the Hon
J. G. Beresford, now Lord leies. who mar
ried Miss Gould, an American girl Mr f". M
Kreake. Mr. W S Buokfnastcr and Mr. John
Watson. America's team was hastily got tO"
gether Jtpd In no way can be considered a
typical or representative team. Ii a ,om-
poied or Mr. Walter McCfreery at 1. Mr
Frank .T Markov al 2. Mr. Foxhall Koeno a:
3 and Mr. Lawrence MeCreory at back The
two MrCrecrys were Gnlifornians who had
been living for years abroad, and Mr
Mackey was an Apwrlcan sportsman whd
iis-oii to go a I. road to hunt and plav polo
With the exception of Mr Keene this team
th.ii represented America in l :oo Was by no
tvejth of the Imagination Of Internationa'
In l'J02 i more thorough challenge was
made when Mr Keene took to England the
famous Waterbury orothrrs. Mr. ft. I. Agas
si, of Boston and Mr. John E. Cowdln.
In tit.' first match England had In her
llnejJP Mr. c P NVkalls. Mr. P W. Nickalls.
Mr W'. Buckmafter and Mr. ('. 1 1 M.ller In
MPV 6t M ci,
I all gnt- cell w will have an American
team at Hurling! r,m in June In try to bring
back to this country the cup that has ah cads
crossed the water three times.
It Is Interesting to look into the history of
this International polo cup.
It was, presented In ISSO by . the lale Mr!
William Waldorf Aslor tc the Westchester
I'olo Chjh. This polo club is not In the
county of that name, but it is the nann- drS
the polo eiUb of Newport,, R. I. It was pre-
t he order named. Igalnst this team were Mr.
Agassi at 1 Mr. Cowdln at t. Mr. Keene ;.r
3 and Mr. txiwrence Waterbury at book
Aim America for Hit- first time since inter
national polo had been started won a match
beating England y the score of 2 to 1. Kor
the second match England changed her line
up to a considerable extent. Mr. C. P.
Nlckalis was still at No. I for England, but
his bratlicr, Mr Pal klekalls. n.is taken off
and his place auppllfitd t Mr Freddie
l-Veake. Mr. George Miller took Mr. Buck
master's piac- it i and Mr Buckmastet
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n'.mself went to back. America likewise
.hanged l.er lineup Mr."iIonte Waterbury.
who had r.ot played In tho first name, was
put in at No. 1 and his brother. Instead Of
playing back, went to 2. Mr. Kcene was still,
at 3 and Mr, if4nesla went tp tin back posi
tion. The change worked to England?
benefit and sh won the second game by the
easy margin of 6 goals to 1
For the third and deciding maMi America
went mi with the swmc lineup that sin- had
lor the second gani'e But again Enaiul
hangtd her lineup, raving Mr f P. 1r.-k-i.lls
Ml 1. Mr. George Miller at Mi P W.
N'li kails at 3 and Mr. Buekmaster at back
England Wf,n tina match by 7 goals to I. ami
so kept the cup.
For a period of seven yparj Lhore was no
liiteruatipnul polo, and ttien in IHO'j Mi II
.". Whlttii-y nude his memorable challenge
His was no spasmodii cnulienge, but It
WttS, 'II very carefully woi ked out. and fong
before tl"- actual Challenge was sent over
in. bad been preparing his attack hy getting
men and weapons ready. Apiirfialmg the
major pari that ponies play In the game
In had gathered together 'by years of pains
taking effort the finest string of ponies In
four men went over from America: he
M sera Waterbury. Mr Devereuk Sltlburn
anil Mr WhiTw himself In Kngland tliey
were loined by Mi. I.ouis E. Stoddard, who
was the suhstilutc for the team. In loth
mat' hes America's lineup was the same
Mr. Lawrence Waterbury ot 1 Mr. Monte
Waterbury at 2 Mr. Whitney at 3 and
Mr Mllburn ni back In the first malch
' Phantom Ships Still flaunt the Seas
i ' rHE i oast of New K'nglai.ii has mai.y
I legends com ernln s cclre shiris fli m
ly believed by hc rugged fisherfcen,
who assert stoutly that on various occasions
'f glimpses of tli,. skatlO'Vy craft have h-en
seen, "followed Invati'aLly by disaster.
The spectre ul the PaK-ntlne Is occaslon
I L ally seen on the .Sound, und Is the forerun-
P tier of n gale. She Mas a Dutch trading ves-
Bel and was wrecked off Block Island in 1731:.
I he wrecker It in Mid. made ifcort work of
hci. stripping her fore and alt and setting
tli e 'o the hull
Vs she drifted blazing off the coast -a
human form was visible amid the flames, the
form ot a woman passenger, left to perish
on the doomed craft. Since, and generally
HI lipon the annu'ersary of the wrecl:. a phan-
Hjl torn Khlp witti tilnzlng hull charred spars
and scorched sail Dud rigging has been
cruising off Block island.
v:,i'.tiei recorded the legend In graceful
verse, as well as that of a ghostly cruiser
flrmt sailed from a New England port on her
1 last voyage, which he termed "Tho Dead
Ship of Salem "
1 In the seventeenth century a ship was
nbOUt to sail from Sulem Mass., to England
Her cargo was on board, sails bent and pas
sengers on deck when two strangojrs came
hurriedly on board and engaged passage.
The couple were a young man ami a young
woman, who. tradition records, were remark
i hie for their bearing and beauty.
Who they were or whence they came no
i ne in Salem Town could tell. The ship be
mg detained by adverse winds, the mys
t tertous couple excited the suspicions of l ho
townspeople, who viewed them as uncanny
and prophesied disaster to tho vessel if they
wire allowed m sail jn her But the master,
a grjfT and stern sailor, refused to IKten
and finally departed op a Friday
The vosel never reached her destination
ahc waa never spoken, but later in the e.ir,
Incoming vessels reported sighting craft
vith luminous rigging and sails and shining
hull', and spars. She w is sailing with til
canvas set against the wind, with a crew of
Spad nun standing in the sh,rouds and lean
k over the rail! while on -he quarter dec.-,
euod a youna; and beautiful ooupN
it Is -aid that the Prem ii fishermen fro.i:
trt Magdalen Islands and the matter of fac
Yankee skippers of Bangor, Me., alike shun
ifir shores of Bay Chaleur after dark an 1
refuse tolgut In at Dead Man s Cove unde
r, ciieumstances, preferring to run Ihj
risk of foundering in a hurricane !n the
v ; an sea to sharing tlm shelter of the cove
vith the phantom ship.
Tnls famous spectre of the sea Is' said to
a; pear only in ihe c-alrn preceding srea"
v orm. with every stitch of canvas Rrawfns
and her decks swarm.ng with men a:i rug
nin; to and fro as if in a panic Ahead f
' the water is like glass, behind her the
gale comes- tearing along beating the sea
into froth and driving her straight on
lilt OUgb every thing In her way. She is in
SACl nt model, full rigged and gray t,
over hull, upper works, sails' and "pars
as if formed of fog. Gray, too. Is her ghastly
J re inhabitants of St. Pierre tell of ,
smack on a herring trip that found herself
r'fht in the track of the phantom ship. Cap
tain and crew had heard of the ghostly ves-st-L
but scoffed at it. and when they saw he
I" om up in tiie twilight s'ralght ahead they
thought a collision Imminent and the atar-Uc-
steennpan put the helnxover, The sea
-tath swop' down upon them, and in the
Mnic n ti' breath had passed right throug.i
tbm and was racing ,iadly astem in tha
Ii-ectlon of Head Mh'n's Cove,
A fishin.: sch-.orier from Magdalen Island,
warneJ by the thickening sky of an ap
proaching storm; put In at ibe cove to ride
ojut the gale. Before she had reached
anchorage a ship was seen coming rap'dly
beliiud also he.idlug for the rni As it
drew tn-ar the captain got out his crass to
see If he knew the stranger. Suddenly he
dropped to bis knees and commenced to
pray "Bojs," he said. "It's a ghost. I saw
a sh.i cull fly right throiTgh her ma-nsallV
Kv-ry man 'lirtw himself on bis fai c.
afraid to look The first to ruse hi) head,
and look over the rail was the cabin ooy.
ii gel up; gel up, iih of you." he sboulen
"Ihe'S gone." The crevy lost no time In
making sail out of the covp In the leet i of
a black squall.
Another tlor is that of a smack from St.
Pierre which saw the phantom anchored
Just inside the cove- at sunset A smal! boat
filled with men was making trips between
the gra sliip and tne beach, at each trip
unloading boxes and barrels, which other
men waiting ashore burled In the sand The
capt.V i did not wait to see whether they
were interring dead men or chests of treas
ure, but got away from Ibe place as tas as
he co Jld
Old sa:lors along the Maine cons-, firmly
believe that the phantom ship is an old
merchantman that went down with all on
board living to reach (lie cove in a great
storm In 175-1 but at St. Pierre the fisher
men will tell you that It Is a pirate haunting
the spot where the buccaneer crew hid the
troasure for widen they lost theii souls.
England imi .pt Herbert Wilson, Mr
Kreake, Mr. P W. Nlckalis and Lord Wode-,'
bouse, and was beaten by America to the
tunc of ! goals to 5 After this llrst match
England realized that America hud on its
team the most sensntlonnl and hardest hit -ling
plover who had ever appeared on a polo
field. Mr Hv'ereux Milburn. rnl they real
ized, unlc-s.s they could stop him, the cup
wjr us gcod as lost.
So for the seconfl match tbey put In Mr
Harry Rich, o very hard tiding No. 1. In
place of Capt. Wilson, and at back Ijrd
Wodehouse was taken out and Capt.
Hardreas Llbyd substituted The change did
no good, and In fact America won the
second mntoli more easily than she did the
first heating England by the score of 8
goals, to L So Ihe American team were
ushered up to lb"' royal pflrvilion, and King
fl o -e made i little speech and Queen Mary
handed to Mr Whitney the cup, which had
been at Mtirllngham Just twenty-three years
and .which now wnsto cross the ocean foi
ihe second time
The La:.t Three Challe lgc$.
The history of the last three cnallenges
can bf mentioned briefly. In 191 1 fjftirltne
'. inr ballfhgcd and sent over a team ied by
Capt Hardress L'oyd. America had tho
Lv.ino team which had been kucce&sful in
i!'i''J lined up fwlth the men in their o!-!
p ism iocs. The English team lined up with
'.'apt. Cheape at 1 Capt. Noel fOdwirds at 2.
Capt. Eloyd at 3 arid '"apt. Herbert Wilson
at hack. Capt. K W. Barrett came over
with the English team, hut he playe I in
neither of the tw. games. England making
no Chrfnges. Bot matches were very close.
America winning the first one by the -score
of four and one-half goals to three, and the
second one. by the score of four and one-half
goals to three nnd a half
ir. ion with the Duke of Westminster
supplying the, ponies and in general aetir.T
as sponsor for the team. Hurllnghum chal
lenged ag iin And again the unconquerable
four represented America England's team
was led by Capt. Jerry Ritson. w ho played at
No. 3. On one of his tenm for the first match
was Capt. iheape. and at two was Capt.
ICdwanls. while Capt. Lockett played back.
It wa- a wonderfully hue t,-am. but the
Americans heal them live to three. In thin
llrst rriitt h Mr Monte Waterbury was hit on
the hnnd in the Sixth period and wits forced
o retire from th game. Mr. Larry Water
bury moved bacW to the position of No. 2.
and Mr. Louis StcjMard went in at 1 and
pi.iy d sensational polo for ihe rest of th j
In the second match In 1011 England look
out Cupt Edwards and put in Mr. Kreake.
Mr Monte Waterbury. suffering from a
broken finger, was out of it. and Mr Stod
dard played and again qlsdnguished him
self. Takldg It all in all. this was perhaps as
thrillintr and exciting ; in.'ik'h as has ever
been played. The heat that day on the
ffempstead plains was terrific, and at half
time Mr. Freakt was in a collapsed condition.
But he was toon revived and played the lost
half of the game ,'ust as well as he had
Played the first America Just squeezed
through winning by the score of 44igoau to
In 1M there Ik another stors I f tell. Lord
Wjmbornc bad got together a fine string of
ponies ami came over that year with a teom
which nine men out of ten considered m
lerior t,. the EpglUlh team of 1913 It was
captained by Capt Barrett, and when lined
up had Capt Thornpklnson at !. Capt.
Cheape at -'. Capt. Earrett at 3 and oCapt.
C C RUMSEV. FAMOUS AS Av POLO PLOVER, 3n c i
Eockett at back. The American tenm In the
meantime had lost the services of Its captain,
who had led a team that had never known
defeat Mr. Whitney, suffering from a bad
.urn was unable to play, and Mr. Stoddard
for personal reasons was not playing polo
that year. Mr Mqnte WaAerbury had been
elected '"aptaiq and the American team
when lined up had Mr. Iiene La Montague at
No. 1. Mr Monte Waterbury at No. - Mr.
Mllburn being tried out at No. 3 and Mr L
Waterbury at back. The Englishmen put
up a much htter game than any one sup
posed them capable of and won the first
match handily. In tho second match Mr.
l-jrry Waterbury went to No. 3 and Mr.
Milburn to ids old place at back. In a sen
sational match America lost and Lord Wim
borne took the cup back to England.
Now it is up to us to tiring back the et::
oor he water again to the land of It? birth.
It 's n highly expensive thing to go after
th- international polo cup. but it Is also
i c than that.' To win It pr pirations mu''
he started months before ;he games takt
I lai . Ponies are at least fifty or can!
li)G game and as far as I can see pmles Wat
J921 are going to cut a bigger tlgun tha'i
OVSI before. The teams ar very evenly
ni 'tehed and It Is quite possible that ponied
will be the deciding factor The English
learn will projnblj lit:- up with Lieut1'"'
Thornpklnson r Lo d Dttlmeny at 2; Witt
Lord Wodehouse at 3 nnd Major Ickelt
I'. ck America will probably taki '. i
England the following six players. Mr. L. JH
i; fteddard, Mr. c. c. Runuey, Mr. J u
Webb. Mr. T. Hitchcock. Jr., Mr J C. Cow. mV
din and Mr. bever"iix Mill: urn. I should say i ' RV
five players will go Over next spring, as jH
dung Mr. Hitchcock will probb!; be aver LbV
there. He already has salh-d for EnglMiJ.
expecting to go ro Brnnenose College. Ot
i' id Mr R, B Strawhrldge, a member ?f
International Polo Committee, will be tn H
. u-r..l this winter and v i II stay over tie' jB
,iri:ig so that there will he seven players
when the Americana mar' practising H
I'll. P'irilis prohahli go over In He- rLfl
comber or January 'n charge of John Lam
bert, who has had a long experience with
horses, first as trainer for Mr. Thorns
Hitchcock's stable of steeplechasers, and la
the last two years with Mr. H P. Whitney's
polo ponies Ip nil probability there will be
.something like fifty ponies taken over, the
pick of all the stables of America.
The vftlne of these nonles could be roughly
estimated, hut In reality they arc priceless.
for no money can buy them. When men get BB
superlatively good polo ponies, nothing SLV
Would tempt them to sell them. They are too jH
rare a thing to part with unless In case of LBI
necessity. But. with fln sportsmanship. B
players from all over the country have sent Hl
on their ponies for the international com- .
mlttee to try, and If they ee fit. to tak ttd
them to England Thlr only remark Is B
that nothing would give tiiem greater B
pleasure than to have their ponies consul- B
ered good enough to be selected i
man with no possible chance to make
an International 'e.nn who plays only very Br
medio re ,'""i!o. m.-i- h chance a V
nmns.hlpg pony; and he is supremely de- V
lighted to think that ne may have the chanc
to go to Hurling I inc. and watch I i
!-ii pohv with an American international W i
player on his back. If. In sorr.e race for the I i
ball, his pony Was to heal out som English tJ MM
antagonist he would, r am sure get quite as
much pleasure from t lie incident as does H
Mr P.lddle when he sees Man o' War ga Wft
booming to victory sS
Make Up of Committee
i ii iffairs 'if this challengt for L'-'i have S
In , n placed by the Polo Association in Cm s
11-io.s of a committee composed of Mr. H :'. fl
n hi n Mr R E Str iwbr dgi Mi D f
Mllburn and Mr. L E. Stcddard Tteirs It
trc duty to select the players that will ii
any rate start in for America and the ponies 1
that those players wd! ride I
Put before players nnd ponies go on tr I
fleiC at Hurllngliam a thousand details hav I
t i ' p straightened out The ponies have ts 1
bo shipped across the ocean in mid-winter. 1 .
inC that is no light task. In a stable o' ?
h rhea, when one fails si,ii it ;( always th- I
Deal "ne And so none must fall sick S:o' f: I
dies end bridles and boots and bandages ard TBMetfSi'i
;ll the various piraphernnlla have to b BB
taken over, a supply of horseshoes and a Hj
.ornpetent blacksmith. Proper stabling h'.s LBH-tf
o Yf provided In England and the ironies IJ
wncehed With the greatest solicitude us thej fBfBb'1
hecr-me acclimatized. The players will g ILflRL i
0V in April and the can tnl e car1 J It
t nenvelves, but the ponies ha c to be ooke i LBsfiViJ I
after. Well genius means taking infinite amRi "
pair.s and the genius of America will bj LBpliSM
c ilki on to lor.k after the ponies BKBZd
To get i onlea fl 111 a strange climate Is ml
no easy tusk, and unless the ponies are lit B 5 5 -!
all he skill and courage and hard ridin aS t '
ubilitlea of the American plavers go for f"fc'l
nut'uitig Tiie ponies are the ammunltlo.- Bi '
and the old adage still holds good "Trust In B" aij'
God ind keep your powder dry." arrfWr
Prehistoric Mosquitoes in Amber H
NEARBY States have long suffered the
opprobrium of producing iarge crops
of vicious mosquitoes, but happily
that notoriety Is diminishing through the use.
of modern methods for their esterqiination.
If the iniproreme.it continues there is ground
for believing . that It will h'e necessary to
visit a museum to find out what the Insects
I lo re are specimens Still to be found, how
er. and some were recently discovered in a
very unusual manner In New York, on
the nost famous street in the world. Is a
Curio shop where among other atrange things
sold as souvenirs are small pieces of amber
cut into squares and rectangles of different
thicknesses nnd suggesting diminutive blocks
of brown sugai
The odd feature ahout these little pieces
ot amber Is that each one contains an In
ject, preserved In the amber and so nicely
displayed that It Is almost uncanny to sec
them delicately poised in the glassy, trans
Every one known in a general way that
amber is a rosin found In the ground of IBf Jhm2
wir.ous localities bordering tiie Baltic Sea C I
Perhaps it is not so well known that Its aBiLfiSl
n was similar to the gum that exude "flf '
from cherry' trees, but- amler belongs to a aa3RI
bygone ago and the trees that produced It St.
disappeared long ago. The vegetable origin rM
Is proved by its being found with coal, or ft jfS
fossil wood, and also by the insects found f
In it. A
In some of the specimens insects with J
wings and legs separated from the bodies HUxiS a
W uld seem to Indicate their struggles to free HSw 3
themselves from the then vlscoufs fluid. As bF4
more gum exuded the insects would l,rAm
completely encased, und as such gums aro LBl'-s-
aromatic and therefore preservative against aki''
decay, trees, gum and 'nsects have become LKLiJ
buried in the earth by convulsions of naturo bBsbbkW
and fossilized in time by re,, logical proceacs. bLVH
The specimens of prchlstorn mosquitoes thus Ll 'tpTl
preserved bear a striking resemblance to UM )
those of to-dav BfVS
Amber was known 'o (be ancients, who aBE&x;S
early discovered Its electricul properties: in LhbSU
iact. they named it electron. Whence, our B" ' f