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I The Standard Magazine Section Ogden, Utah, November 8, 1913. Iflfl
II iMJI (Battles of England 3Won on Cricket A . Fields, While Ml American Mil pi lionaires Win J Wealth and fe health on Track, Field and Sea. BY BILLY MURPHY. XJy An Eastern statistician has flK ured It out that yolo costs about SI!, 000 per minute. We could even learn to admire cricket for about a five-hour stretch tlx times a week for J 12,000 a min- uta The coat nf the 1913 polo : Jurry at Meadow brook la estimated . by experts as follows One hundred and thirty ponies, I $500,000; stable expenses, JlOO.OoO. I Iralners, $40 000; preparing Mead- owbroolc, $100,000; practice Ksmt-d, ! $100,000; running expenses, $200, : MO, traveling expenses, English team, $60,000. scouting service, , $$0,000, entertainment fund, $75. 000. Interest on money, JjC.OOo; i total. $1,400,000 While wo are rather prejudiced ! In favor of sport, It strikes us that it." $1,400,000 would build and maln I tain a wonderful lot of ball nelds i , A Md playgrounds for the kids of the I titles. As a means of wealth dispersal, polo appears to be a worth rival of a a'rlng of running r trotting i horses, or a wife who Imagines her I voice la fitted for grand opera, after I a few years' culturo In Berlin or A t Parts. Btlll we are very proud of our I championship polo team, even If it M I did cost so muv.h. JH I t The Duke of Wellington oneo 3 remarked that "the battles of Eng I land were won on her cricket ' j fields.'' We might paraphrase that our "'captains of lnduBtrv win thntr millions on tracks and fields of sport." "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." That brawn, so necessary to health, vigor and a proper operation of the cells of the j cerebellum, Is fed by the exercise : Induced In moment? of recreation. We hae many champions In port among our captains of Indus try. Harry Tayne Whitney. Dev reaux Milburn, I,rry Watcrbury nd Foxhall Keene art: not the only ones among our Croesuses who 1 i lead In the ughls for blue ribbons And polo Is not the only sport that coats what may be termed "big I Boloney." i Close to a million a ..ear Is spent fcy amateur lovers of the light har ass game Members of the league of driv ing clubs spend that amount an nually just for the port ;md a little liver cup to the winner of the hlg I race each year It's one of the most costlj sport Gobbles barring the ocean yachting lrae. r" K. r, Ei I lings al i.mc lays aside JiOO.ftOO annually to keep up his !"n little private stable, vhich he I Wives n the amateur races. Thlt in addition the c.OAt of K'epir.c T"hl.-n and those ..ther pro fieaiilonal harness world's cham 1 Iplons. flubs Hold One Meet Yearlv. There ate nKj,t rube In the kp p,lc Cleveland. Boston. Chicago, llOoahen. X V. cw ,,ri Itv. ?.r 1 cuse Lexington and the Joint club Pittsburg and Allegheny. The dubs h'dd weekly matinees , their ow,, tracks and ono big "il-r-i itv m-. t u year. H. K LH'v.tcux, Cleveland mll ( Bonaire an, president of the Cr.ind c,rriJlt Is president of the league. : the city of Cleveland comes In : 0' its share of the gor i The late E. if Ilarrlman s two , Pn are members of the New York Hub. ; . Horace Whit., forme i Oovcrnor I New York, belongs to the Syra j! dub. S. T. Harbison, mllllon ;r horseman and owner of aaddie, low and harness stars, belongs to j Lexington body j , 0?,errc I-orllljrd. ,fr mi 1 1 lona 1 1 StS i - of the New York club, J. D. Callery, Pittsburg millionaire, belongs tu the Smoky City club John R, Townsend helped put he Goshen club on the map. Robert Coelet, member "f the millionaire family, drlc-a with the New York club. There are no cash prizes. Admls sloti is .barged at only one matinee u ear. There Is no charge at the regular weekly meet-. The prlr.es at the big events are cups Thu greatest glory' is to win the league cup for winning the big race at tnc lnter-city meet each ear. II. K. Dovereaux holds the cup now. having won it last year with Uncle Biff at Syracuse. Courtesy rules In the league. It is customary for the club of which si member wins the cup one year, to entertain the leaguo the follow ing year. August Belmont has demonstrat ed that thoroughbred racing can bo maintained without the betting evil, but he has spent millions to sup port and provo his contention. Mr Belmont's ambition is to win the English Derb 6orne day. a feat that has only been turned twice by Americans. Pierre Iyorlllard's Iroquois by Leamington won the event In ISM, with the great Fred Archer up, There were fifteen starters In that race and the belling was 11 to 2 against Ar. her's mount. Mr. Norman's Peregrine was sec ond in that race; Lord Roscbcrry's Town Moor, third, and Prince Solty koffe Bcobell, fourth. Iroquois won by half a length from the favorite, Peregrine. Croker Won English Race Classic in 1907. In 1907. Mr. Richard f'roker's Orby, by Orme, won the English Derby. Johnny RelfT, the great Amer ican Jockey, rode the winner. Col. E, W, Balrd's Woolwlnder was second ami ('aplalii Greer's siie . CJalllon, third. Sllcve Galllon wus a 13 to 8 fa vorite and Orby was held in the books at 100 to 9. Croker s hore won by three lengths. Otto Stlfel. the St. Louis mil lionaire, consummated a great coup when his Colonial Girl won the. World's Fair Derby In 100 4 The race was run Saturday, June 26, and was the fourth event of the day. Hermls, the champion race horse of America, who had been prepared especially for the event, was an overwhelming favorite, but J. Book er rode Colonial Girl to victory and the $50 0C0 purse. Alfred G. Vanderbllt. the New York millionaire, is the champion of all the coach drivers. He In varlably is returned the winner In the coaching classics In London and New York Peter Yolo, ihe greatest young trotting horse the world has ever known, is the property of W, E. D. Stokes, the New York millionaire, who has his stock form at Lexing ton, Ky. Stokes has the "ultimate horse" in Peter Yolo. In 1891. Arlon trotted to a 2-year-old record of 8:104 to hlh wheels, on the strength of which he was SOld for $125,000. Since then, there have been de veloped such champions as Nancy Hank6, 2:04. Mix 2:03: Cresceus, i 02 ' : Lou Dillon i 58 '-i . and Uhlan, 1:68, but all students of the ra mp game concede that when Pe lu Volo rcjjuced, the; vvqrld e record ' " I to 2 04 ', for Jneulles, ht per formed a miracle. Breeders never expected that tbfl ilaj would come when a 2-year-old wuuld top a 4-year-old, especially since the 4-year-olds have made such wonderful progress during tho last decade. But here Stokes' horso comes aleni? and excels the marks of champion horses. The most costly of ill sports Is yachting and it is to this pastime, that the Isellns. Morgans and oth er wealthy members of the New York Yacht Club are devoting much thought and cogitation just now. for it Is believed that the blue rib bon classic of the seas, the Amer icas Cup, Is In serious danger. The best Informed yachtsmen are of the opinion that the coming se ries of races with Sir Thomas Lip ton's entry, will be the hardest in the history of the International prize, and that unlesa yachtsmen realize very soon what has been done to keep the cup In this coun trj Sir Thomas Lip ton will have his best opportunity of carrying it away Defenders of Cop Ait at Disadvantage. A resume of the conditions sur rounding the defenso of the Amer ica's cup, is particularly apropos in this article The New York Yacht Club has ar ranged a series of races with tho Royal Ulster Yacht Club, and the conditions arc such that neither side has any appareut advantage, but really tho defenders of the up are more at a disadvantage than they have been since the cup was won first in 1S51. me reason Is that the rules of measurements are different from those of former contents. hen the yachts were measured under the old rule of water line length and sail area, there was always at least one yucht after a series had been finished that was available tor the next series. In this way It was necessary for the inlllionjilre sportsmen of tho New York Yacht Club, to build only ono defender, and the new yai tit was tried out against the itvfender of the last bcrles. The trial boat always showed what progress had been made and In every Instance. except one when tho Constitution was built the new yacht has been tho de fender. iiken aow, uaJyr the old rules. fJ Iti vo H?! O 510 WHITING PORTRAIT the club has the Reliance, which could be used as a defcnJer or as a trial horse. The millionaire sportsmen of the New York Yacht Club always huvc been very generous with the sub scriptions to new syndicates for the purpose of building cup defenders. This year there is at present no trial yacht against which the one defender to he built by Herreshoff can be raced. There is no racing yacht of 75 feet water line In these waters. Sir Thomas Llptpn has his 23 meter yacht Shamrock, which is about "3 feet on tho water line, and that yacht, which Is the fastest In her class and a vessel of high speed, will be used as trial boat for the Shamro.-k IV, the cup challenger. The challenger wJJI bo sailed against tho older yacht and the races will show Boslnger Nichol son Just whut he has to do to Im prove the challenger and to get Into perfect racing form. Sir Thomas Lipton. the English multi-millionaire sportsman, has a fine machine, too, In the way of a lever professional skipper, and a good crew. These men have been working together for several years and a perfect machine on board a racing yacht Is worth many min utes over a 30-mlle course. It takes about four months to build one Of these yachts. After an order has been placed !t lakes four to six weeks to assemble the material. If bronze or high-grade steel Is used, that metal has to be rolled specially for the purpose. Vachi Hub Is Truly All-American. It takes time to turn out frames, angles and the thousand and ono things that go to make a well-built hull. The New York Yacht Club, with all its aristocracy of wealth, is not a bit provincial. It numbers among Its members men from all parts of ths country, among them Ed F. Goltra, the popular St. Louis mil lionaire, who stands so high in the councils of the Democratic party It is truly an American club and In patriotism, second to none. The recent winning of ihe Gor don BenneU trophy Jj0 ballooning and the consequent bringing of the world's championship to America by R. H. Upson and R. A. D Pres ton, is sure to bring about a new era In aeronautics in th.w :ountry. This achievement was accom plished only through the scientific handling of two young men who were competing wilh men of ex perience and under foreign condl itions, that from the beginning were considered a strong handicap. The honor arid glory that the winning of the world s champion ship brings to America marks an epoch In aeronautics. Albert Bond Lambert, the St. Louis millionaire, has spent thou sands of dollars promoting the bal loon and airship game He is, a. golfer of note and sportsman of clas-- A brother, Albert Bond Lambert, is the donor of the Lambert trophy for three-cushion billiards. Wooster Lambert Is a howler of distinction. Marion Lambert, another mem ber of this famous family of sports men. Is the owner of the Future City Athletic Club in St. Louis, an organization of gentlemen enamored of high-class sparring. Mirion Lambert Is an enduring and Interesting personality who is a great bello-T in doing things to help the people he knows He is the Ideal gentleman sportsman and a most charming man He nm rights in that galaxy of modern Corinthians which includes Albert G Vanderbllt, Harry Payne "VYhlt ney and Harold MeCormlek. In the realm of racquets we have a world' champion in young Jay Gould, the Now York multimillion aire. ' Young Gould won his title on the courts In England His method of racquetlng Is called the "railroad service" on account of Its terrific velocity. Dwlght Davis, another million aire. Is the donor of tho Davis Cup which vva.s won by America In com petition with Australia, Gcrm.uiv. France. Canada and England last summer DavH Is Park Commissioner of the City of St. Louis and tho first man to Institute public soccer and gulf fields for the use of all classes In the Mound City. Polo and Yachting Most Costly Sports. Davis Is a man of arts and let ters. A sportsman who Is equally at home on tennis, baseball, polo, golf Acids aad, eu ccutuj. j" 111 ' TURillO t-ORTRAlT. A. (t. Vanderbill winning the Lon don coaching Marathon and Rich ard Croker. Below coach, from left tn right Otto Stifeh Albert Bond Lambert, E. K. Goltra. Below .lay Jonld and Dwight Davis. In this resume of some of the captains of lmlustr. who are cham pions in sport, It bus been noted that polo and yachting are tho ex travagant or most costly sports. But despite this fact, polo seems to be going ahead In this country, largely us a result of the success of the Meadowbrook four against tho English. Maybe, when America beats England again at yachting, there will be Increased Interest in the water game, despite the millions needed to follow this pastime. In our great national game of baseball, there are many million aires Interested all the wav from i ,'harles P. Taft. brother of the for mer President, to August Herrmann of tho Cincinnati Club There Is a greater chance for prolll in buseball than In any of ths other pastimes, but to date the vari ous magnates have kept the game on a clean plane and they cannot be classed otherwise than as sports men of high degree. The appreciable increase In inter est in the game Is noteworthy. In no year throughout organized baseball In general have we found such a cosmopolitan gathering en rolled in the various leagues as was iho case in 1913, It Is true that most of the players were American born, but many were Of foreign descent. The American leagues now num ber in their many rosters men of English, French. Polish, Italian. Scandinavian. Greek, German, Irish and Spanish descent. One of the most noticeable char acteristics of the game In the last few years Is the avidity with which many of the Italian race have en tered into It. Although there Is no baseball In Italy, the younger Italians who come to the United States are quick to grasp Its fine points and to en ter into it with spirit of play which Indicates that the lime may come when baseball shall be trans planted to Italy, and there is little doubt that it would prove to be a pleasing and most acceptable pas time. Last spring rharles C Spink made a trip to England to ascertain the demand for the national game In Great Britain. He found that base ' ball was being played quite gener ally. Demand for Baseball Is Growing Constantly. So li seems that the baseball mil lionaires of today will be the multi-millionaires of tomorrow. If they maintain their present high stand dard of excellence, of the game. The demand for baseball Is grow ing Instead of becoming decadent. There Is no finer character in ma jor league baseball than Charles W, Somers of the Cleveland and To Jcod clubs. 1 1 Is a millionaire coal merchant, whose money in a largo measure helped Ban Johnson and Charley Comlskey to expand the American League circuit. When funds were needed to put clubs In Cleveland and Boston, Mr. Somers supplied the coin and It is a fact that he stood ready to fi nance tho club In New York If Frank Farrell had not been Induced to do so. Farrell Is the president of the New York Americans Before en tering baseball. Mr. Farrell was a turfrnan of note for years. U ouo Jlme lie jvaa a p.wtftpj; of - Julius Pleischmann, former Mayor .1 of Cincinnati, und together they fl campaigned a string of hordes. In cluding the famous Blues, 1 V, hen FlcUchmann retired from JjV racing Farrell went ahead on his I own hook, buying many thorough- II breds with a lavish hand and al ways betting extensively. At the tracks he met John J. li McGraW, who was anxious to trans- I't his Baltimore American League 1 Club to New York. After some I persuasion, Farrell agreed to put up 1 the money for tho venture. But I McGraw suddenly signed with the IJ Giants. Then Farrell decided to break into New York with a base ball team at any price. When the American League, hav-- j Ing lost Baltimore, decided to In- ! vadc New York City. Farrell was awarded the franchise and spent ii $ 1 10,000 In building the old park on J the hill top, before he opened the gates. E He has lost money, but it appears at last that tho tide is turning for Garry Herrmann, another mil- -ftV llonalre baseball magnate, is one of the foremost figures in the national H game. He is successful in business and politics and Is a leader among Besides his activity In the sport- ing world. Mr Herrmann is con- -iffj riected with the biggest business ventures In Ohio He ivas the pres- blent of the Board of Trustees of ftH the Water Committee that gave Cincinnati the finest water works in j the country. He a director in many big firms, banks and trust H and Insuin nee companies and is Identified with a great number of private business e n terprl Many Have Made fl Millions in Baseball: H While Mr Herrmann Is ono of the most active map In baseball, ', j he first became interested In the national game out of chic pride, ' when the Cincinnati Reds were owned by a non-resident of the H Queen City and when the clash was j on between the National and iH American leagues. BH Mr Herrmann purchased a con- lt trolling interest In the club and It H was through his efforts that peace was brought about between tho war organizations. He was Instrumental In organlz- j Ing the National Commission and Is Its chairman. There are all kinds of men at the H heads of the major leaguo clubs, but many believe that the cleverest and perhaps the wealthiest, Is Barney Dreyfuss of the Pittsburg team. fl Albert 6. Spalding Is another man JflJ who has made millions In baseball flj and Its by-products In ihe sporting goods line. flj Albert J Reach, who for twenty JflJ i ri was president of the Phila delphia National League Club was flj another wealthy baseOall man. flj Besides being the dean of tha baseball president-s, Mr. Reach was at the head of the baseball profes- slon in wealth and business stand- flj lng. Ho was by long odds the wealthiest man connected with tho game. flj Mr. Reach started out as a poor flj boy and by his Indomitable energy and business enterprise, ho has placed himself sit tho very top of flj the baseball world. As a player he WSJ noted for his flj sterling Integrity and steady con- ji Aw duct on and off the Held, and these traits he brought Into his business j life and they helped him score tho great success ho attained. J Tom Yawkey, the real owner of J the Detroit Club, Is a, millionaire. ' He is represented by Frank C. M Naln, an estimable and popular 1 gentleman. Harr Hempstead represents tho i estate of tho late John T. Brush' ti fl In the National League- Brush made millions In baseball and was considered thu brightest fe baseball man of hla day. At various times he owned the In- f;'. dtanapolls, Cincinnati and Nevt - York clubs. Ho was a true sportsman and B would have nothing but a winner. f, Anybody who knows anything all., ii baseball will tell you that ' John T, Bruth seldom had an thing I ilse.