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IE STORY Of 1 AMERICA'S (UP
That worth AM $<5 4S Old Silver, But Millions Hive Been Spent to Win It. p," or to speak more "Anjerl''« le ly the "Hundred Guinea Cup, ' : tn New York Millions j " B somethin* like j I in n Lipton, the tea to w!u tue a»ay from the !■». It will be the tenth mat kind hat been It seems T!b*!'> » Har» have been aa in the < sail tbi» ft spent during the st for tta poaaea t furnishes a strange Is not Intrinsic n: for tb IP iy. could ted Its own I! it to effort year«, tie to sportsmen a* •- «as tu the Argonaut» two nations have been 1 over these contests, >»t enough to build a tie «a h one of them. m tic about. 1 am only . sliver mug. of out of date a first i !»»» a» It - workmanship mi of roe, my carving • melted down 1 woo l $? j A Junk dealer ■1 la-fore offering that, - or Id am 1 that you ! bate ad «Im: ! -llilJH-tl rsigu, and lace that *• lavs would be »»ham iver me? r all this ,uftd*mre. I am of baa Id mas ureal ovei <P and my >»« mad« by 14 it R ton »irret, London, on ht A uteri arrer 8' IT" • 1 ' I I j : : I /fi t «V 1 i /j* ÿ ■■•j, ! ; w / s ' VeS » 7* > it £ ♦.« ixjpn J PttKPUN T l-AOn<»AM C OU'VttR. iSkLIN 5 ? tH/NKAVlN E*i Sin Tmo/aas Lipton ♦ <5 . // 4 % \ i •V $14 $ % w J m mtm S ir am t * RKMAWfe: SUTTQM ; ■>ïî . the. A/neRiCA" CUP (fV t;.: ê H.:V V* TS UtUT> ^ htNN>-?=. ■ ) : • : t : ■ j :lt ; t ■- - - f m V * 4? vi £J. Êf ■: AINE '•MERIC A ft P," SIR THOMAS LIPTON. AND SOME OF THE MEN WHO HAVE BATTLED FOR THE TROPHY IN THE PAST. HE ' am» ov in 1851 and beat our It waa not and the workmen •'["h regatta at ( - ^'»lirated firm. J ordinary '»«ht I ( On** of thpiti wild hf »»Uht to be fa*hlonp<] In the . of Henry n t am i another thought III 'I'-ogii more suitable m » ««rt of mixture. " 1 'hould been iw ">en, nor did the m» dream o H ao I had no Idea >me an Internationa) i I ; men who or rp f my romlng Impwrt * a matter of fact the firm re "»•d Just $ ■>4 h» I j j ! for me. and now I ! 'Itipllcated for $150. *"lKb 134 oum-es. am 27 Inches 1st .?,T" M lnrh, '" a™"'' »he c » ! "* Äl 'he base. The decora "fk on nte Is very simple, but ! i my lines have an appearance, my lip I» cer tuif r V rVf> ' 1 * ,H, ' pf »Hy end my neck tii n ,lnr 'hing more. Mnny call Muecn's cup, because 1 was "«lit by the I ll. m >'»elr that 1 ' " ' ' Inly committee of the Royal V "'taadron. but this Is wrong, for me off the f 1 "' ««ntlemen took i",' ..«b-.-. the , Ptn * a J r . 'This Is to be known '•tin "i rfl * « U I» < ' R cup,' and that's Ncvcrn \ ° ,le on both sides." "»> all ' ' lllm,snn d« of persons r« 0Y * r America will coma tin. n»» Hl " >rllv ' "»ending be nt h ln ^ wln<1 »w on Broadway, ' •tier :,|'i"'ii '" n * " n<1 deferentially ^ "f it» itic* " 1 distinctly to most historic cxlstiuico, and hvj your cost so much money that It gives __ : ordinary American a thrill to think of j it. Such enormous Mini]* have certainly never been «pent before on a like ob ject. er thp Inscriptions , , , - . j his reminiscences of the bygone con test», figured roughly that the English- I men had spent in the neighborhood of j $4,000,000 in behalf of this trophy, and the America!.» probably a little more, ..wing to the expense« Incident to the trial races A member of the New York Yacht club In looking ou the cup the other day to refresh ! I : t course. Includes ey spent in striving for and defending the cup. When you ng ure on the expense of Ute public In wit nessing and betting on the r* only the mu es, an approximate estimate is Impossible. The challengers find a heavy expense . in rigging their ve«»el for sea travel, This Is essential owing to the rondl Hons laid down by George L Schuyler, j who re-deeded the cup to the N. Y. Y. 'Owing to the present and lncreas- ! ing size of ocean steamer»," said Mr. Schuyler, "it would be quite feasible for an American, English or Kreuch club lo transport ou their deck» yachts ! large tonnage This might he avail cd of In - n h a way that the match would not be a te»t of sea going qual Bite as well as »peed, which would essentially detract from the Interest C., in 1882 ■ national competition. Air Schuyler therefore Inserted this iim In (he dwJ; "Veaseis Intending lo compete for thl* cup must proceed under »all on their own bottoms to the port where the contest Is lo take place." The only thing about the cup itself, however, that tells of these millions spent on account of It are the Inscrlp 1 in different atyles and In looking back fifty year« these i lions, ctrv type. I brief legends Inspire awe In the heart ; of the veteran yachtsman, struggle after another all In a flutter They tell I him af one j when the country was j over the approach of a challenger, and ! when It seemed sure that Yankee sti the water would be snatch ! premacy on cd away hy the Britisher. On each oe melon the result of the contests hns The nearest that the been the same. challengers have ever been to k at It In Tiffany's game the cup I» lo 1 window, or perchance view it on the banquet tables of the New York Yacht club house Tiffany I» now concerned as j these Inscriptions. There small panel below the alx to where ho will carve Is only one large shields about »he body of the eup On these shields Is of the trophy. And the taken all the space avall that Is not filled told the story narrative haa ultle (here for the Inscriptions, also on the panels underneath, with lhe excep tion of one, leaving Just enough room to contain the account of this years 4 there be more than two. races ibou That number be crowded and still leave space for another More than that will fill the cup. Of all the challengers the moat can in con test. per sistent have been James Ashbury and l>ord Dunraven. Sir Thomas Lipton has been quoted as vowing bis inten tion to win ibis cup If he spends his entire fortune in the attempt, year the endeavor costly. Each becomes more Mr. Ashbury determined to have try for the cup in 18fi8, when his vessel, the Cambria, beat the Sappho around the Isle of Wight, but he did not get the match arranged until two years la It cost him $40,000 to build the Cambria, and of the fourteen American >'a<-hts which raced her the Magic won. Hhe stood her owners $35,000. Twenty thousand spectators witnessed the first °f these races, and lota of money was *"*» on the Cambria, which had been ter - loudly heralded, * l Newport, Other races were run and It was sufficiently demonstrated that the English was outclassed. Englishmen made boat Nothing daunted the an expedition the ith the He spent $40,000 on her. Franklin Osgood put $35.000 In the Co lumbia, which was selected to meet 'he challenger, and she won two races, On the third she lost her flying Jib-stay and finally her steering gear broke, compelling the crew to take In her main sail. Even with this rig the Li vonia beat her only by fifteen minutes and ten seconds. The Sappho, built at a cost of $30,000, then took the Colum bias place and proceeded to clinch our hold on the cup. to tske It willy nHly, however. claimed the trophy on the following basis: The second race because the next year In quest of the cup Livonia. Mr. Ashbury wanted and Columbia went on wrong side of the stake IkmU; the third race when Ll vonia beat Columbia, and the sixth and seventh races because no boat was on hand to meet the Livonia. He ac cused the club of unfair treatment and left with unpleasant memorfes. in 1876 the Canadians tried conclu sions wllh the Countess of Dufferln, which cost $35,000. and the Madeleine, a $40,000 yacht, took care of her. Five years then elapsed when the Atlanta came down through the Erie canal and met the Mischief; got It. too. The former cost $15,000 and the latter cost $30,000. The year 1885 was a gala year for racing. The English determined that they would get back the old mug that for years had been resting In TlfTany's vaults covered with cement and ac quiring age and dignity. Sutton spent $35,000 on building the Genesis, anil Lieut. W. Henn about $10,000 less on the Galatea. The for mer came over first. To meet her James Gordon Bennet and William P. Douglas, flag officers of the N. Y. Y. C„ gave order» to A. Cary Smith to build the Priscilla at an expense of $25,000. At the saino time Boston yachtsmen aroused to the task and headed Sir Richard were hy Gen. 1'alne, they turned out the She represented $35, crack Puritan. 000 and walked away from, the Gun esta. Lieut. Henn next year brought over hla cutter, anti the Bostonians again took the lead and built the Mayflower for $40,000. The New Yorkers spent • like amount on the Atlantic, and the Priscilla and Puritan coat 110,000 each aa trial horse*. 1 Yacht racing by this time is becom- ; Ing more expensive, and we find Messrs. Clark and Bell spending $50, 000 in 1887 to win back this old piece of silverware. But the Thistle Is beat Hie Ijr en by the Volunteer, which cost her owners $55,000, and the Britons were ; so much discouraged that they let six years elapse before having another try I for the cup. In 1893 came Dord Dun- ton raven's challenger, and four boats waste were built on this side to guard the eight mug. Boston furnishe u the Jubilee j the and Pilgrim, costing respectively $50,- j 000 and $40,000, while C. Oliver Iselln \ and other New Yorkers Invested $125,- Life. 000 In the Vigilant and $50,000 on the ! » on Colonia. The Vigilant's extra expense i ^7 was due greatly to her bronze bottom. : i I | I then speak of it as an "old mug" they con- j elder rank desecration. No more will they allow it to be handled, and so it The Valkyrie stood Dunraven $75,000. The trophy !b kept in a large vault year in and year out, and only remov ed on great occasions to the club house, where It Is taken with solemn pomp. It is regarded as so immense ly precious by the members that to was only by chance a few years ago that the cup was discovered to be bot tomless. The commodore, as a mighty of honor to a British guest, ordered the steward to fill it with wine, to drink to the foreigner's health. The steward the cracked the bottle, but lo and behold | and the wine gushed out the other end. as much to everyone's amazement, and j the i bottom, 1 overflowed many an evening dress. No one bad dared before to turn the bot- and tom up or they would have seen that the base, which unscrews, has a hole sl three Inches in diameter. Either the 1 English silversmith« intended It this j way or did not have time to put In a ■ Home of the Alt«*«« bv Which People ROYALTY TRAVELS INCOGNITO of Ritnk Av K It has become the habit of people of ! distinction in Europe to travel under of assumed names in order that they may avoid cunsplcuouaness. which at times I liecomes annoying. Their custom is to adopt for the time being such a title I as they may select, of a lower rank than that which by birth they have the j right lo hold. Queen Victoria takes : her incognito title from her favorite : residence. As countess of Balmoral I she now visits the sunny shore« of - ! Krance each year. Doubtless the many ! happy recollections connected with her Scottish home influenced her decision in the matter, for ever since 1874 sh has assumed the style of the chatelaine of Balmoral when abroad; before that date she traveled aa the countess jf Kent, which title the duchess of Edin- ! burgh since 1874 has occasionally as- ; Rimed when In England. The prince of Wales has several incognito titles. the earl of Chester being perhaps the one he uses most frequently. He has sometimes traveled as duke of Corn vail, Earl Carrlck and Baron Renfrew. Princes- Beatrice takes the title of ! Lady Carlsbrooke since her appoint ment as governor of the Isle of Wight j on the death of her husband. There Is I infinite pathos in the sight of a re woman who : flned-looklng, sad-faced moves quietly about Paris during her i frequent visits, clad in the black, trail ing robes which show that she is a ; widow and bereaved mother. This is I the Countess de Pierrefonde, who as I genie, ex-empress of the French. Queen Natalie of Servla is never so well I pleased as when she throws off her ! royal titles for a while and assumes cne of the many appellations of lower hieb she is entitled. Ths ! 1 sûmes the title ns her incognito, but i whom the world knows best as Eu I rank to ; king of the Belgians travels aa Count i Rtvcnsteln, invariably putting up at •Ith far less bustle his hotel in Paris than that which the arrival of an or dinary foreign count would entail. The | king of Sweden travels as Count de i Hava. It was under this title that he stayed at Cannes last spring. The pres- ; ont czar and czarina have never yet traveled Incognito. TrHkntiig Doit« to A**lat Relief Tartlm. . For the last five years a society j founded under the auspices of Herr Bungartz, the animal painter, has been training Scotch shepherd dogs to assist ' the relief parties in discovering the \ whereabouts of wounded In battle, and a few days ago the general In command of the ambulance maneuvers In con nection with the Eighth German Army Corps, near Coblentz, allowed four of I these sagacious creatures to take part j In the exercises. Their value was 1 abundantly proved, for they tracked down in a few minutes a score of men concealed that the bearers could never have discovered them In day- i light, much less at night. Herr Bun gartx gave a lecture at the close of the proceedings on the breeding and edu ration of these dogs of war, and sev eral regiments are keeping small parka on their own account. Npptl of Good Atlanta Constitution; Far-sighted men In every part of the country are at length wnklng np to the importance of good roads and are doing everything in their power to convince the country thnt good roads must bo constructed before national progress can he mark Hence, In Justice to the Interests of the farmers, who are directly and Immediately affected, it is of the ut most Importance that good roads should lie made the burden of thought ful consideration In every state In the union. cd. There are 4,200 species of plants used for commercial purposes. Of these 420 are used for perfume. BASE BALL TOPICS teams threw the Paul, lis. City, from wise was facts, Is ink the and like are and ager 1 CURRENT NEWS AND NOTES OF THE CAME. ; £§4*. Hie Tnflvltftble Renaît of a Contlnaou* Ijr Vacillating Policy and Theoretical Management In Wanhlngton—The Club Jiul Where It Mtarted Nine Year* Ago ; I The latest shake-up of the Washing ton team accentuates the absolute waste of another season piled upon eight years of abortive efforts to give j the deserving city of Washington j something better than a second-di \ »ision or tail-end team, says Sporting Life. Manager Irwin started the sea ! » on w *th a weird outfit, which he proud i ^7 proclaimed as the fastest team he : ever controlled, a claim which pro i voked a hearty guffaw all over the I league circuit. Less than a month was needed to explode that Washington team, and with It all of Manager Ir | win's theories. More experimenting I then became necessary, and three months and considerable money were wasted trying to build up a respectable j team around lhe very (ew players of the as and bis league caliber in the team. That this efTort, too, waB futile was shown by the sudden release of Atherton. Bonner, of the veteran Stafford and the re-as signment of the speedy Mercer to an outfield position. As a baseball club the Washington organization has been, | and still is. a conspicuous failure, hut as an object lesson to other clubs of j the superiority of consistency and hard, practical sense over vacillation Coughlin and Duncan, the engagement and theoretical management it is a glittering success. And yet there are sl '" a f ew ' ea 8 ue magnates who, Bour bon-llke, never learn and never forget. j MtcOi Now that the Orioles have scored a r'a Method*. ■ wonderful success under McGraw, that rising young manager's methods are being made the subject of examination and discussion. These reveal that Mc Graw bolds, with Editor Richter, that ! in the league are won with the bat and on the bases. It is therefore not surprising to find McGraw pursuing Just the opposite policy to the Phila delphias. He prefers to strengthen his batting, and takes no account of field ing or deportment, as was evidenced when he took chances on Demontre ville, whom other managers despaired of handling, for his Cooley-like quali ties as an "inside" and winning player. In commenting upon the style of the Orioles the other day Capt. Donovan of Pittsburg made the following remarks: "The Orioles are winning games at the bat. Strategy is the point that Mac works on the opposing pitchers. The of the Orioles at the bat pluck and skill of the One instance of their of our With first - mjnollvorc ghow (hp brain jf two j eaderB ! ; strategy bobbed up in one gagnes of the last series, and second bases occupied and two out, "Ducky" Holmes came to the bat and tinted an( j beat Tannehill's throw to first. This brazen, plucky play not cn ] y fooled but simply dumfounded us. \ye never looked for it. It was a ease of 0 f pulling off a trick that resulted in sending our infield in the air. naturally looked for the old conven Is tional play of hitting the ball out. re- Had we looked for Holmes to bunt we would have nailed him handily, Williams or Tanuehill could have eaten up the ball." We a is as as I'* (ireat Catcher. lh»s It est players behind the bat the game j of baseball has known in a dozen ! years. He joined the Bostons in 1896, j her but did not show what was reaily in him until 1897. He was In bad shape j in 1896, but in the next two years it j ! was his wonderful work behind the bat j Martin C. Bergen, the great catcher but 0 f the Boston nine, is one of the great i which did much toward winning the Bergen has a at pennanta for Boston. most natural style in catching, and is or The | de i he ; yet ' L I . j ' the \ and of I part j was 1 I K-;. I I 7.1 m -K y always in a position to get the ball i away quickly In throwing to the bases, It does not seem to matter where the the hall comes, high or low, wide or straight at him. he Is always firm on sev- hla feet, and he loses less time in get ting the ball away than any catcher playlug ball today. The ball is uo sooner lodged in his hands than, by a half-arm movement, he has snapped It to aecond base with an accuracy and tpeed which Is extraordinary, consid ering the apparent easo with which he throws. Bergen's usefulness Is not limited to his backstop work aud throwing, for he Is one of the heaviest batting catchers in the league. MARTIN BERGEN. at of and ut the Skill Nfedrtl. Manager McGraw the other day threw a brick at Arthur lrwtn anent th» latter's policy of gathering up men pf promise from the Atlantic league for bis Washington club. The Baltimore News thus quotes McGraw: "If l want to buy minor league talent I wouldn't Into a league that is captained or managed by a lot of stiffs and Rubes, several of which were In charge of 420 teams In this Atlantic league that threw up the Eponge. 1 would go into the Westen league, to Connie Mack of Milwaukee, to Carley Comlskey of St. Paul, to Walter Wilmot of Minneapo lis. or to Jimmy Manning of Kansas City, or to Tom Iaiftus or to some old wise-head who knew the game, and from whom players could be taught a wise trick or two. How much wisdom was there In that Atlantic league, from which Irwin got his athletes? I'm not knocking, but I'm giving you a few facts, if you want to record them." It Is worth noting that scarcely had the ink dried on the McGraw roast when the Washington club released in a bunch the entire Wilkesbarre contin gent- Atherton, Coughlin and Bonner, and the Eastern league recruit, catcher Duncan—replacing them with veterans like Stafford, Barry and Mercer. There are young bloods and young bloods, and it requires a pretty astute man ager to make the proper distinction. id Player. Is tn All-Ai James E. Barrett, the flue outfielder whose release has been purchased from the Detroit club by the Cincinnati club, was born on March 28, 1875, at Athol, Mass. He made a reputation as an amateur ball player at his home and became a member of the Brattle boro, Vt„ Independent team. He made bis professional debut in 1898 with the OBwego club of the New York State league. His batting record for the year was .332 and his fielding percentage .949. He has shown such fine form this season that several National m mi 1 } ' / r t, V . ! , r W ■#> \ 'U ■ v' Am J. E. BARRETT. league clubs made offers for his re lease. He became a Red on Sept. 12. Barrett Is a left-handed hitter and thrower, is very fast on his feet and has a great arm. He is a good, all around player, and can give a good account of himself in any infield posi tion. and also pitched his team to vic tory recently. Tebeau*« Tip. Pat. Tebeau, unlike Admiral Dewey, has not the greatest confidence in the world in ail members of the press. There are some of the craft who, in the opinion of the chief of the tribe of St. Louis, juggle with the truth and are in the business of manufacturing "Time and again I have interviews, been quoted by w-riters whom 1 have never seen," said Tebeau. when he was here recently, "and often I have been accused of uttering sentiments that I never entertained, interviews that have been credited to me were true I would be on record as the greatest blowhard, knocker and boaster in the business. I have not made a serious claim for the pennant in Why, If all the as this season, yet there have been roasts lor me in every city in the circuit be of my alleged presumption in claiming everything in sight. X al have the brightest hopes for my I never said that I cause ways team—that is all. hoped Boston would beat out Brook j j yn —j n f ac t refused to predict what ! (lie outcon , e Q f the race would be. I j am satisfied to look after my own in tc- a m. and do not care to boost or j linoc h any of the other teams in the it j | ea g Ue . j _ a riitlli«»- Challenge to Superlau. Capt. Delahanty of the Philadelphia team has proposed that if his men win ond place and get the $2,500 prize offered by Col. Rogers, they bet it against Brooklyn that they can beat the Bridegrooms in three out of five All the men have agreed, and is set games. the Brooklyns will be challenged to A1 Maul, the pitcher, was re combat. leased by Hanlon and he promised not to play any whispered in Rogers' ear that now he la released he will play with the Phillies more. But Maul has for a bonus. (imit roarer Station. Niagara Falls. N. Y., leaving the great cataract out of the question, claims greatness because of its power development. It boasts of the most wonderful development of power in This is in the central sta the world, tiou of the Niagara Falls Power com pany, where 40.000 electrical horse Is developed. This is a larger the or on uo a It and he not aud power amount of power than is developed under any single roof elsewhere In the Not only does this apply to world. electrical power, but to any kind ot power. There are now in operation eight mammoth generators, each of 5,000 horse-power, and two more are being set up, which will bring the ca pacity of this single station up to 50,000 horse-power, nearest approach to this amount of power in a single Installation Is to be found in the engine-room of the steam er Campania, where 30,000 horse-power Is delivered on the shafts. Power houses are projected where the expect ed amount of power may he larger than the present output of the Niagara station, but by the time they are in operation Niagara Falls will have a re vised story to tell of the wonders of Its mighty force harnessed for mankind's good. It is stated that the day for or of A Horry Call. Jimmie—Say. Bill, your paw's call in' you. William Î Henry. Willie—Did he say Willie or Jlntmie He said William Willie—Good-by!