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niSTORY OF THE DAVIS CUP
How the International Trophy Came
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It ill for the privilege of going fler a
Jawn tennis trophy aumethlng like lO.noo
mile away that the American and Brit
!ah playera did battle recently at the Ixing
wood Cricket club courta near Boston.
I-iwtght F. Uavla probably never ccncclved
when he gave the trophy that bears hl
nam that it wai going to b International
in the aenee that It haa become. Blnee 1!X.
when the Iavla International lawn tennla
bowl flret waa played for. the United Sta e.
tua Vnlted Kingdom. Auatralaela, France,
Austria and Belgium have challenged for it.
It waa held from 180 to 1303 by the
Vnlted Statea. from 1903 to 1907 by tha
Vnlted Kingdom and last year the men
from the downunder country carried it
off to Australasia. And now, since the
matches at Longwood are over, the Ameri
can winners will prepare for the trip across
country to take a Pacific steamer to Mel
bourne, there to struggle with the holders.
The Davis cup, as 11 is commonly called,
haa become tha gilt-edged trophy of the
lawn tennis world. It has engaged all
the crack players of this and other coun
tries for the laat seven years and has
been fought for bitterly. Dwlght F.
Davis, formerly a Harvard man, traveled
abroad In' 1199 on a lawn tennis trip. He
was one of the leading players of this
country. While he was on the other side
he suggested the plan of an international
trophy and the British received It with
enthusiasm. When he returned to this
country he completed the plans and In
1900 the trophy waa put up and the Brit
ish challenged for It.
England's First Invasion.
The English sent over A. W. Gore, E.
I). Black and H. Roper Barrett, R very
excellent trio, but not the bewt men In
England. The Dohertys did not make
their Invasion until later. Against the
British three America nominated Mal
colm D. Whitman, Holcombe Ward and
the donor, Dwlght F. Davis. The matches
were played, as this week's will be, at
I.ongwood. The first day America took
the lead. Whitman easily did away with
Gore and Davis put out Black. The next
day's play was In doubles and Ward and
Davis won from Black and Barrett in very
easy style. The third day there was rain,
after Davis and Gore had about played
two sets. America had the bowl sure,
with three matches to none, and as the
British players were eager to get back
home the other matches were left un
played. There were soms unfortunate complica
tions tee next year. The British players
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had ben mad hare. That Aid not Inter
rupt the good feeling for more than a brief
time, and In IP", thers were Davis cup
matches here agiln. Dr. Joahtia Mm and
the Dohertys. Reginald F. and Hugh L.,
came over to meet the Americans at the
Crescent Athletic club grounds In Bsy
Rllg Agsin Whitman and Ward and
Davis ! on the team, and to it was
added William A. turned, national cham
pion last yesr.
R. F. Doherty snd learned faced off In
singles' for the first day snd Whllmsn en
gaged Dr. Plm. In both cases rain stopped
the matches after two seta. America was
Jubilant because Larned was leading Doh
erty two sets to none and Whitman had
Pirn the eHme way. However, the next
day, even alter Larned got away In the
third set at I love, the Inimitable R. F.
took game after game from him and won
three sets in a row and the match. Whit
man, after losing a set to Dr. Ptm, took
one from him. On the ssme day learned
defeated Plm and Whitman beat Doherty,
so the cup sgaln rested with America.
However, to finish out the string th
Dohertys won the doubles from Ward and
Davis after four sets.
Rrltlnk Mft the Bowl.
It was at Longwood the year following
that the British lifted the bowl after some
very exciting Incidents. For one thing the
Dohertys, who came over with the late
Harold S. Mahony, seemed to be due for
hard luck. ' While playing at Nahant live
days before the matches R. F. Doherty
wrenched his shoulder and was unable to
do much with It. On the first day H. L.
Doherty faced Robert D. Wrenn and brat
him easily in straight sets. R. F. Doherty
defaulted his match to William A. learned.
Then came the rain and for two days
the downpour wss such aliat the courts
were unplayable. As the time crept on
R. F.'s shoulder got better and better, un
til on the third day it was all right, or
nearly so. That saved the British from
having to put Mahoney In with II. L.
Doherty in doubles, a combination which,
through Inexperience in team piny, doubt
loss would have worked poorly.
The Dohertys played against the Wrenn
brothers, Robert and George L, Jr., in u
great match. The scores, If nothing else,
show what a struggle It was. America
won the first set after sixteen games and
the British the second after twelve games.
The third set ran to S-7 and the visitors
took it. Then, through the stress, the play
let down and the Americans won the
fourth set. They were played out, though,
and the more confident visitors took away
the fifth set and the match. . That made
the score two matches to one for the
British and two singles still to come.
II. L. Doherty engaged learned, and It
was a struggle of hopes and fears. learned
lost set at -3 and then carried off one
after fourteen games had been played
Then lie lost a love set, but came back to
win another at 6-2. The fifth set was a
great struggle, with learned aggressive. He
was receiving his opponent's service, with
the score 4-4 and 15-40, w hen a bad decision
threw him off his game. A ball that was
called wrongly because a ball boy ob
truded a linesman's view gave Doherty
chance to get to deuce. Instead, of losing
the game then and there. And the Irish
man was able to make the most of that
chance. The point was played over and
Doherty won the game. Lamed won the
next on. his service, so that to this day
there remains the . Idea that he would
likely have taken the set but for the accl
dent of the decision. However, he did not
win the set and Doherty did, thereby talc
Ing the cup away. '. .
Meantime, R.NF. Doherty, Injured shoul
der and all, was beating Robert Wrenn ir
Ingles after a glorious five set struggle.
Thus the Vnlted Slates won only one match
out of five and that by a default.
Belgium and France Challenge.
The year following, ISM, the Americans
ad not gathered forces enough to try to
regain the cup. On the other side, Bel
gium and France challenged for the trophy
It waa necessary to make new regulations
and the two challenging countries played
off a preliminary tie. Belgium won it, but
was an easy victim to the holders in the
It waa in 1906 that the United States sent
over a team made up of Holcombe Ward
Beals C. Wright. William J. Clothier and
William A. Larned. The Americans had to
meet France In a preliminary match, while
Australasia, which then challenged for the
first time, had no match by reason of a de
fault. The Americans made a clean sweep
of France, Ward and Clothier playing sin
gles and Ward and Wright doubles.
Then they met the Australasians, Nor
man K. Brookes, Anthony F. Wilding and
W. Dunlop, the first two of whom were to
be heard of later. It is interesting to see
what the Americans did with Brookes and
Wilding In singles that year. Larned dis
missed Brookes in straight sets, although
the first one wss long fought, going to II-
He "brat Wilding handily in straight
sets. Wright also accounted for the two
Australasians? but his match with Brookes,
12-10, 6-7, 12-10, 6-4. certainly was unusual
enough. There were only two sets In the
Wilding-Wright match, as by that time all
was over. In Uoubles Ward and Wright
put out Brookes and W. Dunlop after four
Hard right In Singles.
Wright was not Included in the singles
in the challenge tie with the British play
ers. Ward was the American singles cham
pion and he played with learned. However,
the Dohertys and S. H. Smith accomplished
a clean sweep. learned again fought IT. L.
Doherty to five sets, having the lead at
one time two sets to one. Bmtth dismissed
Larned rather more easily. Doherty had
to go five sets to beat Ward in one singles
match and Smith took care of Clothier In
the other. Clothier played on the final day
because of the death of Wards aster.
The Dohertys played a magnificent five
set match In the doubles against Ward and
Wright. With tho score two sets-sll, the
final went to fourteen games before 'the
Hritlsh got the points.
In 19M back went the Americans again.
France, Belgium and Austria had chal
lenged but did not send teams, so it again
was America against Australasia In the
preliminary tie. Brookes had gone liome.
Wilding had been playing on the continent
and was In fine shape. I O. 8. Poilevin
better known as a cricketer than a tennis
player, was Australasia's other man.
America sent over Holcombe Wsrd. Ray
mond D. I.lttle, 'Beals C. Wright and
Arrldeat to Wright.
That was the year of the accident to
Wright. As it was explained, two morn-,
Ings before the ileyeis were to leave this
elde, Wright arising early In the Crescent
Athletic club house at Bay Ridge, cut his
hand while attempting to open a special
sort of bottle of drinking water. The bottle
broke and the Index finger of his right
hand waa badly rut. and when he fell from
Hie Ions of blood Wright also got a gash
scrota the rose.
Wright Is s left handed player. o that
directly did not affect his game. But the
effect of the injury was to cause blood
poisoning. Wright wss unable to play on
the other side and furthermore had -to
have rrt of the finger taken off. Collins,
who wss the wentern champion, played
poorly In practice and did not tske any
nart in the matches. The work fell upon
Little and Ward, and valiantly they strug-
sled Against the Australasians It wss a
hard battle. Mllding won. his singles
matchsa and I'oldevln lost his. so thst it
cams down to the doubles. Ward snd Lit
tle were strangers In doubles as team
mates, but luckily for them equally so
era Wilding and Toldevln. This produced
ragged, but ggre.lve tennis. In which the
Coming down to the challenge with the
Vnlted Kingdom, sgeln Smith snd H. L.
Doherty were able to attend to the Ameri
cans. Smith, the Welch champion, again
waa the more effective. IJ put out Ward
and Little In straight sets each.' Little
made an excellent showing against
Doherty, but the Irish p'syer defeated
Ward In three sets. In the doubles the
Americana fought a plucky, but loosing
battle, taking the first set and no other
from the Doherty brothers.
Anslralla Gets the Can.
It was last year that the cup changed
hands sgaln. The playing of Norman F.
Brookes was wonderful and upon him fell
the greater part of the work of taking the
Davis cup. H wss a master st every
point and unbeatable. Last yesr, after
some difficulty. pesls Wright and
Ksrl TT. Behr were sent over from this
country. Behr wss a new. but very prom
ising player who displayed a dashing game.
Wright had about recovered from the ef
fects of the blood poisoning and was looked
upon as plsylng very nearly his best same.
Brookes won both his singles matches, al
though Behr took a set from him. Thrn
In the doubles the Americans went In
fiercely and defeated the Antlnodeana In a
splendid five set match. They gave them
great heart and they and they were all the
more encouraged when Wright took Wild
ing's measure. However, Behr could not
avail against Brookes and lost. Had Behr
been able to carry off the victory In his
five set wstch with Wilding that would
hsve told the tale. But although he was
eloe to it he could not do It.
For the challenge round. curiously
enough, the English players were Gore and
Barrett, members of thst first tesm the
British sent over In 1W. Again Brookes
did yeoman service, winning both his sin
gles matches. Gore found Wilding not too
hard to beat, but Wilding beat Barrett.
Even though the British players did win
the doubles on the second dsy, giving them
hopes of the singles of the third day, they
could not do the trick. They were like
the Americans, near It, but not quite there.
So the cup went from Kngland, too.
- Resnlta of Cop Play.
The results of. the Davis cup matches
from the beginning of play for the trophy
UNITED KINGDOM VS. UNITED STATES
M. D. Whitman, United States, defeated
A. W. Gore. United Kingdom. 6-1, 6-3, 6-2.
D. F. Dnvis. United States, defested E.
D. Blake, United Kingdom. 4-. ti-2, 6-4, 6-4.
H. Ward and D. F. Davis, United States,
defeated E. D. Black and H. R. Barrett,
United Kingdom, 6-4. 6-4. 6-4.
D. F. Davis, United States, sgslnst A
W. Gore, United Kingdom, 9-7, 9-9, unfin
M. D. WTiltman. United States, against
E. D. Black, United Kingdom, unplayed.
UNITED KINGDOM VS. UNITED STATES
R. F. Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
w. A. Lamed,' united States. 2-6, 3-6, 6-3,
M. D. Whitman. United States, defeated
Dr. J. Plm, United Kingdom, 6-1, 6-1
W. A. Larned. United States, defeated
Dr. J. Pirn, United Kingdom, 6-3, 6-2. 6-3.
M. D. Whitman, United States, defeated
K. F. Doherty. United Kingdom, 6-1. 7-6,6-4.
R. F. Doherty and II. L. Doherty, United
Kingdom, defeated H. Ward and D. F.
Davis, United States, 3-6, 10-8, 6-3, 6-4.
UNITED KINGDOM VS. UNITED STATES
H. L. Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
iR. D. Wrenn, United Statea, -0, 6-3, 6-4.
W. A. Larned. United Slates, defeated It
F. Doherty, United Kingdom, by default.
H. L. Doherty and. R. F. Doherty, United
Kingdom, defeated R. D. Wrenn and G. L.
Wrenn, Jr., United States. 7-9, 7-5,. 9-7,
H. L. Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
W. A. Lamed, United States, 6-3. 3-8, 6-0,
2-6, 7-5. . .
R. F. Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
R. D. Wrenn, United States, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3,
Belgium defeated France, in tha prelim
Inary round, three matches to two. Eng
land defeated Belgium, in the final round
five matches to nothing.
UNITED STATES VS. FRANCE PRE
H. Ward, United States, defeated M. Ger
mot. France. 6-3. 6-3. 6-1.
W. J. Clothier, United States, defeated M.
Decugis, France, 6-J, 6-4. 6-4.
H. Ward. United States, defeated M.
Germont. France. 6-3. 6-7. 6-1. 6-3.
H. Ward and B. c. Wright, Lnitea
Stales, defeated (Jermot and Decugic,
France. 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
UNITED STATES VS. AUSTRALASIA-
W. A. Larned. United States, defeated N
E. Brookes, Australasia, 14-12, 6-0. 6-3.
B. C. Wright. United States, defeated A
F. Wldlng, Australasia, 6-3, 6-3 tonly two
W. A. Lamed, cnitea states, nereatea n.
F. Wilding. Australasia. 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
B. C. Wright, United States, defeated N.
E- Brookes, Australasia. 12-10, 5-7, 12-10, 6-1.
H. Ward and B. C. Wright. United Stat-s,
defeated N. E. Brookes and W. Dunlop,
Australasia, 6-4, i-o, (-7, 6-2.
UNITED KINGDOM VS UNITED STATES
H. L. Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
H. Ward. Vpited States, 7-9. 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0.
8. H. Smith, Vnlted Kingdom, defeated
W. A. Larned, United States, 6-4, 6-4,
5- 7, 6-4.
H. L. Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
W. A. Larned, Vnlted States, 6-4, 2 6, 6-8,
6- 4. 6-2.
8. H. Smith, United Kingdom, defeated
W. J. Clothier, United States, 3-6, 6-1,
H. L. Doherty and R. F. Doherty, United
Kingdom, defeated H. Ward and B. C.
Wright. Vnlted States. 8-10, 6-2. 6-2, 4-6. 8-0.
LNITED STATES VS. AUSTRALASIA
PRELIMINARY. H. Ward, Vtiited States defeated L, O.
S.1 Poidevin. Australasia. 6-2, 6-4, 7-5.
A. F. Wilding. Australasia, defeated R. D.
Little, Vnlted States, 6-2. H-6, 6-1.
R It. 'Little, Vnlted States, defeated L.
O. 8. Poiilevln, Australasia. 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. 6-2.
A. F. Wilding. Australasi. defeated 11.
Ward. Vliited Slates, 6-3. 3-6, 0-6, 6-4, R-6.
H. Ward and It. 1. Little, Vnlted Status,
defeated A. F. Wilding and L. O. 8. I'ol
deviri, Australasia, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4.
VNITED KINGDOM AGAINST UNITED
8T A TES-C HAI.LKNGK.
S. H. Smith. Cnited Kingdom, defeated
R. D. Little, United States, ti-l. 6-4. 6-1.
H. I Doherty, United Kingdom, defeated
H. Ward. Vnlted States, -:', 8-6, 6-3.
8. H. Smith. Viutexl Kingdom, defeated
H. Ward. Vnited Stales, 6-1, 6-0, 6-4. i
H. L. Dohertv, I'nlied Kingdom, defeated
R. D. Little, Vnlted States. 3-6, 11-9, 9-7, 6-1.
H. L. Doherty and K. F. Doiierty, Vnlted
Kingdom, defeated H. Ward and K. D.
Little, Lnited States, i-6. 11-9, 9-7, 6-1.
VNITED STATE VS. AI'STRALASIA
N. K. Brookes, AiihIi alasui, defested B.
C Wright. Vnited Wtati-a, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
A. K. Wilding, Australasia, defeated K.
H. Behr, rutted StaUs, 1-6. 6-3. 3-6. 7-5. 6-3.
N. E. Brookes, Australasia, defeated K.
If. Behr. Vnited Svatt-y, ti-4. 6-4, 6-1. 6-2.
B. '. Wright, I'niifd States, defeated A.
F. Wilding. Australasia. b-. ti-3, 7-5.
B. C U right and K. H. Rilir. l nited
States, defeated N. E. Brookes and A. F.
Wilding, Australasia, 3-6. )2-l, 4-6. 6-2, 7-5.
AVS TRALASI A VS. VNITKD KINGDOM
CHALLENGE. N. K. Brookes, Australasia, defeated, A.
W. Gore, Vnited Kiiigduni. 7-5, t-l, 7-5.
A. F. Wilding. Austrulabia. defeated H.
R. Barrett. Vnlted Kingdom, 1-6, 6-3. 7-.i.
N. E. Brookes, .A iif 1 1 4lHi-la. deflated 11.
R. Barren. Vnited Kingdom, ti-2, 6-0. i-3.
A. W. Gore, Vnited kingdom, defeated
A. F. Wilding, Australasia. 3-, 6-3. 7-S. K-J.
A. W. Core and II. R. Baireti, Vnited
Kingdom, defeated N. K. Brookes and A.
F. Wilding, Australasia, 3-6, 4-t. 7 5, 2,
America has nominated tills year William
A. Larned, the national aingles champion;
Beals C. Wright, winner et the 19i all
comers. and Harold H.-Ha-kett and Fred
erick U. Alexander, the doubles thampions
cf 1907 and IV. For Larned this will be
the fourth time Vi.it he has been on a
Davis cup team. -For Wright :t will be
the fourth lime, too, although he did not
play la 19iC Hackett and 'Alexander sever
riefire wre In Internationals. Larned In
the eight international matches lost four.
Wright hss plsyed four singles matches,
wlnnlt g three and losing one. In doubles
he hss played four matches, winning three
and losing one.
Wright Is a Bfistonlsn. alxnit 2!" years
old. and was national champion In 1!.
larned, who Is about .IS years old. comes
from Summit, N. J., and has hern national
champion four times In l'1. 1W. 19'17
and 1W. Hackett and Alexander are New
Yorkers and both around 30 years old.
Lsined ts a Cornelllan, Wright was edu
cated at Harvard. Hackett at Yale' and
Alexander, at Princeton.
The visiting players. Mnjor J. O. Ritchie
and J. C. Parke, are not the best of the men
on the other side. Ritchie was In the semi
finals of the English championships this
year, being beaten by H. Roper Barrett,
whe later wss defeated by A. W. Gore.
Ritchie Is the Olympic singles chsmplnn
of If. In the flnsl lie defeated O. Froltz
lielm, ft young German player of consid
erable merit, who since has defeated A. F.
Wilding. Ritchie is an old player, being
38 years old.
That Is twelve years elder than Tarke,
win has been Irish champion three times.
There Is a sort of similarity between the
Ritchie-Parke ' combination and that of
Wright ahd Behr. Not thst Wright Is as
old a Ritchie, but in that tiiere Is onev1ried
man again and one new one, the sort of
players . who may rise to emergencies.
Neither msn ever hss played on a Davis
cup team before, and the two were sent
solely because they were the best available
on the other side who would make the
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BOXING GAME PAYS BIG PROFITS
Fight Clohs at. an Francisco Take
In Large Hants at tiate.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal, Sept. 2.-Profits
made by the boxing clubs here exceed all
expectations for the hot season. The ato
for the Attell-IIoran and Gans-Nelson
bouts, both at "Jimmy" Coffroth's arena.
exceeded 140,0(10 by a considerable margin.
When It Is considered that San Francisco
has not yet fully recovered from the earth
quake and fire, and that the city itself is
small compared to olther boxing centers.
the element of the population interested in
the game can be decided.
The largest gate receipts ever received
in Chicago wre at the McCoy-Ryan fight,
the sum exceeding 120,000 by a slight mar
gin. The fake fight between Gans and
Terry" McGovem drew only about $1,000
less. So the report that the supervisors are
planning to shut dcSvn more strictly on the
game here, is exceedingly unpopular, as a
larger proportion of the population turns
out to see tha sport.
"Eddie" Hanlon's claim that he is "back
In form" is received with Incredulous
smiles. It Is realized that he cannot pos
sibly be back to his old condition after so
long an absence from the ring. His battle
with "Freddie" Welsh probably will not
attract an overly large house.
Stanley Ketchell Is expected here dally,
as It Is thought he will prefer to train In
this city rather than in Los Angeles. Re
ports from the southern portion of the
state, however, are to the effect that
his eyes are still so weak that he docs not
wish, to start work immediately.
PENN SQUAD LOOKS GOOD AT PIRST
Men Retnrn front Seashore Well
Browned and Hardened.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2G.-The Uni
versity of Pennsylvania squad Is hoping
for the best, yet fearing for the worst.
After giving up all hope of Draper's return,
the word has gone around that the big
tackle will be back in a few days. He has
been In Maine the greater part of the
summer,- and -it 1s supposed he would only
leave there 'to take tip a position with a
firm outside of Philadelphia. Recently,
however. Pike;- the guard, received a -letter
from Draper In which the latter said he
would return to college. If he does-the
heavy load will be lifted off the minds of
Sunburned, and hardened from two weeks'
work at the seashore, the' dozen or more
men who were at Cape May have returned
to Philadelphia and the first prsctice period
of the year at Franklin field, was gone
through. Favorite, who entered Penn with
a fine reputation as a kicker, and averaged
between fifty-five and sixty yards, good
work for so early in the season.
Unless Draper does show up almost an
entirely new line will have to be whipped
into shape. Barring Draper, Gaston, the
tackle, Is the only one left of last year's
It is estimated that the skins of about
600,0il0 cattle will be required to construct
Zrpplin a new airship.
Not to be behind hand in aeronautical
progress, Spain has had a military dirigible
constructed and trials will soon be made
in the presence of the king.
Dr. Rene Quinton. the eminent French
biologist, whose interest in aeronautics is
well known, hss taken the Initiative in
creating a French aerial league.
Count Z-enpelln was greatly surprised at
the record-breaking flight of Orvllle Wright
at Fort Myer. "They are magnificent.
lie exclaimed when told of them.
The "Geneve." a dirigible of the "Patrle"
type, now under construction at Vernier,
Switzerland, will have a capacity of 123,
64) cubic feet and be actuated by a 125
horsepower motor. It is to be paid fur by
Tests made In Germany have shown that
a balloon can be hit by army guns at
height of two and one-half miles. On
July 30, t Magdeburg, a captive balloon
at thla altitude was struck thirty times,
but did not collapse.
Lieutenant I.almi. I. S. A., who has won
fame by his ballooning work, Intends to d
vote himself to aeroplanea hereafter and
will probably be given command of Or
ville Wright's machine when it is formally
acquired by the government.
Wilbur Wright lias entered for the Mich
elln cup, value Si.000, which is to go to the
aviator who snail hold tne distance recora
at the end of December, and for. the avla
tlon committee's cup, value $1,000, for the
same record at the end of September.
The aeronautical exhibit which is being
aKsemhled by the Smithsonian institute
Washington will Ite arranged to show each
step In the progress of aerial navigation
from the hot air balloon of 'Joseph H
Montgolfier in liS2 to the Wright brothers
John Barrett, head of the "bureau of
American republics, who made a balloon
trip with Charles J. Glldden, starting from
Springfield, Mass., explains that severs
countries he cornea In contact with are in
terested in aerial navigation and it Is up
to him to be informed.
In the annual Grand Prix contest of the-
Aero club of France, fixed for October 4
the starting point, as usual, will be the
Tuileries gardens, and the winner will be
the pilot who succeeds In covering t lie
greatest distance without coming to the
ground. 1 lie prize is $).
The man who wins the prize of Jj.OuO
offered by M. Deutech by crossing the Eng
lish channel in an aeroplane will have
difficult taisk, Inasmuch as he must carry
Major Rennard as a passenger. Wilbur
Wright luis denied that he even contvm
platea attempting the trip.
Orville Wright was not overly enthusias
tic over the report tiiat President Roose
velt would like to make an airship flight
wltii him. "1 m sony," lie said; "1 don't
believe the president should take such
chances. Of course, flvlng in the air is
as safe as riding in a si reel car, but acci
dents might happen."
Under the arrangements made by Count
Zeppelin in forming his new company
for building aliaiiipa. lie remains manager
dining his lifetime. He has Invested $760.
un of the ll.oCO.ouo rmilnijiitfd by sympa
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remainder for his own and daughter's bene
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