Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 17, 1914, Sports Final, Image 1
ESE3 ESaSSSEEl SPORTS FINAL LEDG ETJ ISPORTS" XV FINAL VOL. 1-NO. 4 PHlLADBIiPHLA, THTIESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914. PBIGIS ONE CENT ALLIES MOWED DOWN IN FIERCE ASSAULT ON AISNE ENTRENCHMENTS " Germans Repulse Attacks With Heavy Artillery FireBritish Advance Slightly, But Suffer Terrific Losses Both Sides Rush Reinforcements to Battle Line. Kaiser's Armies Continue to Concentrate. Allies' Flank Movement to Cut Off Army of Von Kluk Reported Success fulFrench Move Forward on Right. PARIS. Sept. 17. The Hermans liavo effectively, re pulsed the attack of the allies on the entrenched line of the enemy along the Alsne. The forces of the allies, however, moved forward at two points In the great battle lino, which stretches from Noyon In an almost direct eastern line to the Meiisc. In the valley of the Alsno River, east cf the Argonne, the French advanced, hile at these extreme western end of the Uric the British have made secure their foothold on tho north bank of the Aitiiic. Again and again have the allies at tacked the German lines, but except en the extreme western end they have failed to break the German defense. The Germans made a fierce counter Bttack from their strongly entrenched positions along the Alsne river, but were repulsed by the allies. , Furious fighting Is going on all alorp'the llnS. The following detailed utate tnent was Issued nt 3:30 p. m,: 1 On our left wing the resist ant of the enemy onthe north of the Alsne has continued, although It has yielded slightly at certain points. 2 At the centre, between Berry-Au-Bac (about six miles north by northwest of Rhelms, on the Alsno), and the Argonne, the sit uation Is unchanged. The enemy continues to entrench himself on the line previously Indicated be tween the Argonne and the Meuao. He hus fortified the heights of Montefaucon. In the 'Woevre Dls trict we have come Into contact with several detachments of the enemy between Etaln and Thlau court, (The army fortifying tlje heights of Montfaucon is that of the Crown Prince, which lies between the Argonne forest and the Ger man frontier.) 3. On our right wing (Lorraine and the Vosges) there has been no change. 4. In Bhort, the battle continues long the wholo front between the OIso and the Meuse. The Germans rceupy positions organized for de tense and protected by heavy ar tillery. Our progress can only be low, but our troops are animated by the desire to take the offensive. They have proved their vigor and enthusiasm. They have repulsed with success counter attacks that the enemy has attempted by day and by night. Their morale Is ex cellent. Heavy reinforcements have reached th German right wing and General von Kluk's army, taking the offensive, a striking fiercely at the allies' left. New French troops are being rushed l the vicinity of Noyon from the army t the defense of Paris. This statement was made by a high Government official at noon today: "The German action on the right has suddenly become very strong, indlcat nS that the enemy is making another effort to cut our line. Along the centre the Geimans show less strongth. while their left their position is almost Untenable. "The Germans have attempted a bombardment of Ithelms, but with lit- effect Should the enemy win the ttla now n progress, a second ad- w lleve General von Kluk'a ""9 haa MUle chance of success." It Is belle cd here that the Germans havo succeeded In withdrawing a large portion of their eastern army from Prussia, -and havo hurried It into no tion In another attempt to break through the allied line In a genoral circling movement. Tho official War OfTlco statement Is sued at Bordeaux at 3:15 this after noon, and modo public at General Gal lienl's headquarters, stated that tho battle continues along the entire front between the Rivers Oise and the Meuae, with the Germans resisting tho French advance at all points in an effort to prevent the carrying of their fortified positions bohlnd which the armies which participated in the battle of tho Marno are re-fofrmlng. "The battle continues along the en tire front between tho OIso and tho Mouse," says tho statement, "with the Germans fiercely resisting the French attack and fortifying their positions along the lines previously indicated." Tho allies have suffered the heaviest losss yet sustained by them. The allies aro still bombarding, the German positions along the Alano 'niter. Tb,e .Germans, despite th,e diffi culties caused by heavy rains of the past week, have brought up most of their guns, and the greatest artillery duel that the world has ever heard of is In progress. At least 5000 guns aro believed to be engaged. The Germans thus far have repulsed tho efforts of tho British and French forces to drive them back from the hills along the Alsne. The allies have been unable to secure a firm footfiold on the north side of the river, al though they gained crossings at threo points under a terrific concentrated fire from tho German batteries. The efforts of the Fifth French Army and the First and Second Brit ish Corps are concentrated In an en deavor to shatter the German line by cutting off the German right wing, commanded by General von Kluk. The French are driving from. ,the .west, while the British are striking up from the southeast. The fighting at this point on the 120 mile front is deadly to both sides. Tho British attack on the German right wing centres around to the north of Solssons. No details have been re ceived as to tho fighting along the allies' centre and right flank. It is reported from the front that the British army has been successful in its flank movement and that Von Kluk's army is practically surrounded. General von Kluk was reported to day withdrawing his lines closer to those of General von Buelow, which were In turn drawing in on the main German centre. This movement fol lowed the nttempt of the allies to flank the German right, perilously ex tended west of Noyon, The losses of the allies have been far heavier in the last two days than at any other period of the war, Tho German counter assaults have been determined and have required frequent use of the bayonet in checking them. But it has been in the general as. saults that the French have lost heaviest. The German artillery fire continues particularly dea.dly. Their batteries, masked In the hills which for the most part constitute their n$w positions, are served with the 'utmost precision, while their rapid flrers, mounted on automobiles, simply mow down the French who attempt to carry the Ger man lines by storm. It is evident that the Germans have massed all their available strength along the battle line to hold back the pursuit of the allies. The battle front is about the same as it was yesterday. It extends from a. point near Noyon across the plains to the north of Vic-sur-AUne, near Solssons and Laon, and thence over the height north and northwest of Rhelms: thence to the The War Summary The battle of tho Aisne continues. The allies aro hurling forces again and ngaln upon tho strongly entrenched lines of Germans north of tho river and havo been repulsed In each ad vance. The position of tho Kalaer'a forces Is said to be so strong that. attacks aro made only at heavy losses by the allies. General von Kluk's army on tho Ger man right wing Is In danger of be ing surrounded, London reporting his forces already hemmed In. Heavy reinforcements, however, havo been sent to aid Genoral von Kluk. German forces to tho number of 320,000 are reported from Petrograd to havo been withdrawn from tho East Prus sian campaign and rushed to aid the Kaiser's forces defending their posi tion along tho Alsne. Eight corps comprise the force reported moving. French "War Ofllce, at Bordeaux, an nounces that tho Germans have been compelled to raise tho siege at Ver dun and that tho Crown Prince's army again has been forced back, army again has been forced back. Much anxiety over the reported of fensive movement of the German war fleet in official circles. German official War Office statement today explains the r'etrcat of the Germans In France was only to their prepared positions and to enable the troops to recover from their earlier exertions. It Is announced that the general battle now In progress Is pro ceeding favorably to tlje German cause. Przemysl, the strong fortification on the San, near where 'tta Austrian armlesr.roportedtojsy;iftfi.ecciJ a junction, has been captured by" tho Russians, according to a Petrograd dispatch. The Austrlans .will be compelled to take a final stand at Cracow, near tho meeting point of Russian, Austrian and Gorman bor ders. Capture of, Cracow would open the way for the Czar's forces . to march on Breslau, In Silesia, 190 miles from Berlin. Meanwhile, another Russian nrmy Is proceeding west through Poland to ward Silesia, and military experts believe that these movements will fatally expose, Berlin, If the Kaiser has, as reported, withdrawn eight nrmy corps (320,000 men) from East Prussia and Galicla, to reinforce the German armies in France. Advices from Vienna, however, state that the fighting In Western Galicla is not ended and that the junction of the armies of Generals Dankl and Auffenburg will be followed by fresh offensive tactics between tho San and Vistula,, with the object of keeping the line Intact between Przemysl and Cracow, thus protect ing Central Austro-Hungary on one hand, and Silesia on the other, from Russian encroachments. y Belgium dispatches report that Ger many is rapidly withdrawing her veteran troops from all the largo cltle3 and towns. They are being rushed to reinforce the army of Von Kluk, Now garrisons of the naval reserve and I.andwehr have arrived to replace the veterans. The Belgians have resumed offensive operations against the weakened forces of the invaders under the per sonal command of King Albert. British War Olllce says the general situation continues favorable to the allies, but makes no statement re garding the battle now in progress In France. Turkey has an army within Russian borders along the Bulgaria River, according to reports In Petrograd. It Is said a German cavalry olllcer is In command. Servia announces officially that the Crown Prince's army has been with drawn from the proposed invasion of Slavonla. Air scouts detected a trap laid by Austrian forces and the nrmy was saved. The Invasion of Bosnia, however, continues. Italy clamors for war against Aus trla and Germany. Soldiers have been called, ready to quell rioting, street demonstrations already hav ing reached almost unmanageable stages. GOITERS WHO TOOK PART IN ST. MARTIN'S CUP TOURNEY - i ii- .lilt ,i.j. HMaBIBMaMMSiaMBSBSnnMHWBHBMaaMnMaHiWMHBHMa " - ' ' - - 1 1. . ,1 ' J' .' I $$iht ' nXr' f2& ViiHBK .; Vv:"' "'Yp KHf HHanrK IdHiHHHK.iMSwIHuHHHtjnKS '.- ' ' r.,-? -fiat :mdmmmmm: fj i phillies defeat , ImMffl&ikxrt- ? ISB PIRATES TWICE BY ' TENTATIVE LINEUP 1(0 -Jm TIMELY HITTING decided upon by $c rmw mm ' ' V Emm " 2vMs,-sA: Jmmmm ,. MhHHHHBVi '' I TZUtZfr'- W,? 5, ,x-.r' z T.t 3fKmmKk At This Afemoon's Practice Probable Formation . of Varsity Football Squad Announced by Men in Charge. Coach George Brooke's ptedlctm! cut In tho Ponn football squad came early this afternoon, when approximately 75 of the five-score of athletes who have dally been going through their prelimi nary paces on Franklin Field were relegated to the second varsity nml sorub teams. No man, however, will be per manently dropped, no matter how Inex perienced he may be. Irfiter In the day a tentative varsity line-up wus nnnounced, which will hold good until after the (list game. The selections were as follows: Knds. Scel- bach, Koons, Wray, Vreeland and Jlur dock; tackles, Harris, Norwald and Tucker; guards. Wltherow, Russell ami Doiizas; centres, Captain Joumcay or Carter; quarterbacks, Irwin. Hughes, Merrill and Rallou; halfbacks, Jones, Rcckfeller. (iotwals and Bolger; full- i backs, Moffctt and Mathews. By this section the excentlonallv largo tleld of quarterbacks has been narrowed down, Tucker having been sent to tnckle and Vreeland tn one of the ends. These changes .ire hardly permanent, however, and It Is expected that tho players will be shifted back ami forth. Welcome news enme to Franklin Field In the form of a telcKram from Mike Avery, from the west. salng he will rcacli this city by Monday of next week. 'I lie addition of Avory will mean one more st!ir puutri to Brooke's already large list of candidates. Walter Simpson, last vear's center, put Journcay and Carter thiough a severe drill In pnsslng the ball, llallou and Mathews alternated at booting the ball and the selection of th team's kicker ap pears to Ho between them. Bullou's greater experience would stem to give him the place. Cravath's Bat Helps Win First, 6-3; Luderus Drives in Runs Which Beat Visi tors 2 to 0 in Second. .PHILLIES. AH. R. 3 l.obert. .lb lijrne. 2b 3 Magee. If 4 Ciavath. rf 2 Luderus, lb a Paskert, cf 3 Martin, ss 2 Bui tie. c 2 TInrup, p 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 H. P.O. 0 1 1 Totals nt PITTSpriUOH. A 15. It. H (arc), ir Sllln. .'b Vol.v. 2o Collins, cf I'ostello, rf Knnetchy, lb U'agner. a Mcf.iithy. 3b 2 Coleman, c j McQuillan. t ; Kantlehner, p n Hyatt I oix j P.O. A. 3 0 3 0 0 0 (.'osiello Duval Park Entries for Tomorrow Vlrsi rnri solllnir t.i.ir.nlila nml m ,,.- I.Vhi. ,11 furlong Klnit rhilion. Hj, i)oro- . Ihj Prlner. HI. I snubs' Tall. Dm, Klnr I'oi- tcn. 100. I'hrjiflf. IHJ. Mlnstra, lnj, Trovai' m,. cone oc ttucKv. ju., lien ijoiai ju.l. felrltr. lo.V )orbp. 101. fat'cand race, srllins fcr .t-ear-olJ an 1 uo. purts ww. 0 furlongs Ma 1.. lul. .jiuh i tia C. W.Ps4-AST' Some clever scores were made in the annual invitation golf affair held by '!l3n ' the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Men were out qualifying as early as 7:45 ;; "t'.."'fe .."Mm. o clock this morning. n x 2 0 oi) NATIONAL LEAGUE FIRST GAME Pittsburgh 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 PhilHes 2 0 0 10 2 10 Batteries Jacobs and Dooin; Harmon and Gibson. Umpires Eason and Quigley. R. H. E, Totals 31 Hutted for McQuillan In clsbth. --i.nue.i ror Slulln In eighth. Phlliie, 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 I'ittsburBli . . 0 0 ft 0 0 0 0 hi.ii , . (,'-"ninr. Carci Ti bairn niu Knnctilu. i nlemun. I'ratatlL l.urterut. Mriuk nui -in Tlncup. .1 l.j Mr. ' li u.irllfhnfr. I. Double nla l' l iiaerun. i nslellu. W.lg- :.;, iT.;UCIi"llaI!- .. "" K-nilehner 1 Hits rr.5i.orjinnert-i.fr llrtjulllan. . In T InnlnR. nrr kJiiilchncr imnt in 1 lnnln- Time of Vw j ur nn ' minutes 1 implr ".""i wit", wvt'KIl' . 0-x- 3 6 Pittsburgh 0 Phillies 0 SECOND GAME 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 00 0 x 2 Batteries Tincup and Burns; McQuillan and Coleman. Umpires Eason and Quigley. St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boston 1 o 0 2 0 0 0 2 Batteries Sallee and Wingo; Rudolph and Whaling. Umpires Rigler and Hart, 0 1 x 5 9 9 5 5 7 9 Cincinnati 0 1 0 New York 0 0 0 larn Harbor, lul. Tmpet. ins. (Iraiellt, ids. room's C.ht. 1CS F'oril Mai. Im I'.mu . Ui'l. 'Hasty Voal 10!. Tolncr. 1CU, nojondu, HI. N'arni.f. J. v., Jr. lot !lran'llne. ill. TlEflla ins. Third raie felllnt, for -'-far-oMi. nurv SinO. A furlungi llatienlajh, IVO. Mark Mar low. 1011. IM Welis. IUI. Varrle Orine. 10V Aho'an. 10-.. Nellie C 10.1 Kourili rute. for S-year-olJ. foalnl In Van- arta. iurte l'. n furlongs l.lsle lime, ma. ittaorst. ii'j. ufuioi, iir; jnnn reel. tl, Splutter. IIS. Garllcy. Krt. I.lnsar. Hfl. I rV.:. r Flflh race, selling, for l.ar-ol.ls amt up. I UnlC3gO ,..,.., .0 lock. lOii. l.or1 Wells. 101. Morallshi. 111. lUrcnurt, 111, Sir Krelful. 11.1. .nron. lliS. rJUth rac. 1'lnktoat for -(')ear-ol.ls anct ui. Eentlemsii riders, selling purie IKO. II fur loris Aurlflr. 13B. llopsack. ITT. Retente. 1T. Sole II.'. Ktlielua. H2, Blue Mouse. 143. iutijieimi. ii. 0 0 0 0 0 01 3 0 2 4 1 x 10 Batteries Douglass Snd Gonzales; Mathewson and Meyers, Umpires Byron and O'Connor. 6 3 8 0 0 0 Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Concluded en I"sie S WEATHER FORECAST For Philadelphia and vicinity In creasing cloudinest tonight followed by ahowera in the early morning and on Friday; not much change in tew perature; moderate easterly winds. For details, see page 4, Seventh ruie. selling, for 3.inr.nld. an 1 nn ..-. f ...lla an. I ?A .n.J- . T. .... OT. Ovation. lOS. 'Olga Star. 105: Hlue Mouse. l(Hi. Jabot 111. Spellbound, 111. I'rln kiss Thorp. 111. Klnmunrly, 114. Apprfntlcs allowance n pounds oljlmoj, Weather cijr. track fast Evers Robbed of Trophies TROY. N. V. Sept. 17 -Johnny Kvers, flell CHptaln of the Bcwton Uruvea, lost many ot the valuable trophies presented ta him by admiring- friends during his tuner on the diamond when it was learned here ye$tordn that hia home had been robbed A ihest of silver pre- i Phirarrn r r jented to htm by the fans of Chicago -nlcaB0 U U and several solid silver cups are among ' fiie aiuvics missing' AMERICAN LEAGUE Athletics ,,,.,, ,1 Detroit ,,, 2 Boston 2 Cleveland ,Q 0 45 11 1 0 01 7 1 R. H. E, 0 1 0 0 New York Q 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 o a ii 0 1 5 Washington 3 2 siAddtional Sports on Pogo 12 &t. .LOUIS Q Q - BBBBBBBMBHsttBMiiBMMBBiiSMBaattililSlMiliil 1 litfraj I'HIUNDni.f'HIA HAM, PARK. Sept. Ii. Tho PIiIIIIph took .mih sanies of tho ilouho.un!er lull with the I'lrates today by the scores of fito 3 anil ; to 11. MnttUor ont to the lesme of the gnnkers In t llrst, aftr! J. Hubs showed Msns of nea oiiIiib. Ill the snond B,ime llun Tincup nllone,. the scittereii hltb anil not a Pirate leached ilihd McOuillnn bntiled nith Tincup until tlif enilliiK of the .seventh. In the elRhth ll.vntt batted for the erst. While Quaker twirlei. The best Hvatt ci.iild do whs to send a long fl to pas kerl. Knntlehnci, the rrtaturo with the lonir pst name mi the Pittsburgh payroll, tioiked n;alni the Phillies in their half o' tho eighth. He Issued a pass, but a double play on Xlasec s fly retired tha side. FIRST INNING i'are filed to Puskert. Siglin Hied to l,Dhert. t'ollins reached tlrst on Martin's error. Collins out, Tincup to l.iulerus to Tincup, napping-. .o runs, no hits .McUulll.in threw Uobeit out. Wagner tossed IDrne out. Mageo singled to en. lr Magec wits .'aught, napping, Mo- I (julliau to Konetehy. No runs, une Int. J IHXNCi IN.N1NO I I'astello went out, llrne to T.u.ieun. Konetehy doubled to left Wagner popped to Uo'aen. Martin's throw beat out Mi - t'artliy. No runs, oo lilt (rat nth struck out Uuderus nallid. PiSkert struvL out Martin f.1.114 jj Konetehy. No runs, no hits. TUIJtP INNIN'l I'olBinan doubled to left MiQuillan was 1'Blleri out UO Strikes Ujine toseil i ,t e. out. fc'lglin hoisted t" l.udenis N i um, one hit. Burns walked Tttuup lifted to rate. IobBrt forced Hums. Mci')irlh to Sij. Uu. Irfibort died stealiug, Colenuu to lSUn. No runs, nu hits. KDIRTU INMN'U Collins (lied to Paskert 'utll ak 4. KorteUli.v Hied to Puskert Wujner slnskd tn Inft c'usiello going to tint J, VKnr sf'le second Mct'jitliy luifj right ts Mi.gi. n runs Hue hit 11) me singled to left Hnw die ti.t. Ing. Coleman to VVagwr Miigee sin. I 1 to centti Magre was out stealm : . man u Siglin Cravath douoUi to rpt p HrW friue I.udeius Mld to 'air j runs Thru hlU Flfc'TII lN INC Geleman mlssea but thud swing m- Qulllan fouled to I.u4rus. Carey u iw, M Cwniluded an l's.o $3 ,f- 'A t; Mi tf :?