Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 08, 1914, Night Extra, Image 1

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VOL. J-tfO. 22
Kaiser's Flanking Army on Right Forced
to Surrender Ground Gained Several
Days Ago, French War Office States.
Invaders Still Hold St. Mihiel.
Battle Line Spreads
ier as British Warships Assemble at
Ostend to Protect French Coast Ber
lin Announces Steady Progress.
PARIS, Oct. 8.
The Allied armies again are on tho
offensive. It omclally la announced
that they aro slowly regaining every
foot of the territory sacrificed to tho
Germans In the early days of this week.
The Germans are being thrown back
between the Sommo and tho Olse, and
have been driven north of Arras.
All along the northern frontier of
Franco the mounted troops of both
armies are in battle. The official com
munique laconically says that tho fight
ing "oxtends nearly to tho North Sea."
Bohlnd that announcement Is contained
the declaration that tho Germans aro
still doing tholr utmost to cut tho Brit
ish lines of communication. And, to
prevent this, tho crack French cavalry,
assisted by tho Indian horsemen of
King George, are lighting desperately,
and, according to all reports, success
fully. There was a moro confident ring In
today's statement than at any time this
week. It Is declared hero that thoBrlt
lsh and Fronch reinforcements already
are on the firing lino and that It Is due
to tholr efforts that the Germans aro
being driven back.
Thq Germans continue efforts to re
sume the offensive in tho "Wocvre re
gion, but so far they have failed. In
very attempt they have been repulsed
with heavy losses. It Is now accepted
that there will bo a long delay before
a decisive result can be obtained In the
The Germans continue to bring their
reserve lines Into action, Indicating that
their preparedness is phenomenal.
These reserve divisions are reported to
bo fully as well fitted out as are tho
first-line troops.
There Is no news from Antwerp. Tho
eat of government has been moved to
Ostend, and ltttlo surprise will be ex
pressed here if Antwerp, after Its hon
orable resistance, is surrendered to pre
vent its destruction.
The official statement issued at 3
o'clock this afternoon says:
On our left wing In tho northern
region, the enemy has made no
progress at any point. He has
withdrawn at certain points, par
ticularly at the north of Arras,
where the conflict Is spreading out
under conditions favorable to us.
The two cavalry forces are now
spreading out almost as far as tho
North Sea.
Between the Bomme and the Olse,
In the region of Roye, the enemy is
always In force, but we have re
taken the greater part of the posi
tions which we had been compelled
to yield previously.
At the north of the Alsne the com
pactness of the German troops ap
pears to have diminished.
At the centre, between Rhelms
and the Mouse, there Is nothing to
report. On the heights of the
Meuse, between Verdun and St.
Mihiel, the enemy has withdrawn
to the north of Hatton-Chattel. He
continues to hold St. Mihiel and
come positions to the north of St.
Concluded on Vafe Four
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
tettled tonight and Friday, with prob
ably occasional light rain; moderate
temperatures ; gentle tmnda, mostly
south. j,
fjr dttails, see last page. ,
Across Belgian Front
The War Today
German forces threatening to sever
tho Allies' lines of communication
along tho French coast have been
driven back, according to tho French
'War Office. Ground lost to the Ger
man flanking army has been regained.
Tho Germans still hold St. Mihiel.
There has been little change In tho
centre and on tho Allies' right. Tho
French defeated German efforts, after
three days' fighting, to capturo Lille.
Berlin's statement tftat Antwerp out
er forts have been silenced apparently
is substantiated by tho crossing of tho
Notho River by tho Germans. Tho city
of Antwerp, as well as the Inner lino
of forta, now Is under bombardment.
Russians have engaged the Austro
Gcrman forces in a new and favorable
position north of tho "Vistula, where
tho Czar's main army in southern Po
land plans to meet the foo in a tre
mendous battle. Tho siege of Cracow
is postponed.
Gormans uncovered hidden redoubts
In east Prussia, temporarily checking
tho Russian invasion. Violent skir
mishing continues along the border.
Tslng-Tao's garrison is reported on
tho verge of ruin, as food Is becoming
short and parts of the town are in
flames. Tho Anglo-Japanese bombard
ment has sirenced the German guns.
Japan has soized tho Island of Tap and
tho entire Shan-Tung Railway.
Appears at Shibe Park Despite At
tack of Appendicitis.
Lloyd Davles, pitcher and substitute
outnelder of the Athletics, has no fear
of appendicitis. In the face of a phy
elclan's'declaralon today that he has tho
malady In acute form and should be
operated on nt once, Davles ,calmly as
serted that he Intended to watt until the
series was over before having "any carv
ing done."
Davles notired a pain In his side on
his last trip to St. Louis. It grew worse
steadily and this morning he went to
the University Hospital. Doctor Mac
Farland, who had charge of Jack
Coombs when the once great pitcher
was 111 In the hospital, diagnosed Davles'
trouble as acute appendicitis.
Davles thanked him and went back to
his boarding house at 2331 AVeat Hunting
don street. He nppeared at Shlbe Park
this morning with the other members of
the team for a little workout, and de
clared his Intention of staying off the
operating table until the series Is over.
"Davles has been In bad shape for
some time," said Captain Ira Thomas of
the Athletics today, "but he was too
ganie to admit it. I guess hVll stay on
his feet until the big games nre over,
no matter how much It hurts."
Davles has been doing a great deal of
plnch-htttlne this year and has fro
(luently made good. Ills only apparent
chance of getting In the world's series
Is as a plnch-hltter. Whether he will
get the chance, especially In view of his
condition, no one knows. Although it
looks slim, Davles Intends to stand by
his chance of getting Into one of the
games. After the series he will have
his appendix removed.
Republican Nominee for Governor
Making: His Battle in His Own Way,
The campaign of Dr. Martin G. Brum
baugh, the Republican nominee for Gov
ernor, Is being conducted virtually Inde
pendent of the Republican State Commit
tee, both financially and In the arrange
ments for his Itinerary, It was learned
jesterday. The financial backing for his
campaign tour of the State Is being given
by the Brumbaugh Citizens' Committee,
of which ex-Judge Dlmner Becber Is'
chairman, and Louis J Kolb treasurer.
Ordinarily the State Committee deter
mines where the Republican candidates
bhall speak, but In the case of Doctor
Ilrumbaugh the reverse is true. He has
assorted full independenco In respect to
speaking engagements and has insisted
upon speaking where he wishes instead
of where the State Committee arranges
In several Instances the Independence of
the gubernatorial candidate ha3 caused
the State Committee considerable embar
rassment, for when arrangements have
been perfected for bis speaking at a cer
tain place. It is found that his plans did
not agree with those of the committee.
Accordingly, the committee must either
cancel the engagement they have made
or else get another speaker to take Do
tor Brumbaugh Bla.cs.
King Albert ' Declares City
Will Withstand Attack.
Besieging Force 'Said to
Number 125,000.
Germans Give Inhabitants Two
Hours to Leave Legations
Evacuated and Government Is
Moved to Osten.
Antwerp Is under terrific bombardment
from all rides. Great shells are dropping
everywhere, and many houses already
have been destroicd.
The Legations have been evacuated and
the Government has been transferred
General bombardment was begun at 3
o'clock this morning after a final demand
for Its surrender had been rejected. Lnte
yesterday tlio Germans succeeded In
crossing the river Notho after despcrnto
fighting, and then there was a lull of bcv
eral hours while a messenger, under a
white flag, came Into the city with a
formal demand from tho German com
mander that the city yield.
A reply as formal was transmitted.
This stated that surrender was not to be
considered at this time. Thereupon the
Germans brought their artillery across
the Mothe. Two hours' notlco was given
for the Inhabitants to leavo and thou
sands flocked out of tho city In panic.
A terrific rain or shot and shell Is now
raining upon tho Inner ring of fortifica
tions, being directed principally upon
forts No. 2, 3, 4 and 5.
(While this dispatch docs not admit tho
fall of the outer forts that the Gormans
claim to have captured, the news that
the besiegers have crossed the Notho
shows that the German claims are sub
stantially correct, as Forts Waclhem,
Wavre-Stc. Catherine. Koenlgchoycht,
Llerre, Kcsscl and Broechem are on tho
Netho or are close to It.)
It was learned today that on Monday
King Albert mart a a thorough Inspection
of all the defenses of tho city and de
clared that they would be able to hold
out ngnlnst the Germans. He was In the
forts for 24 hours, but since that time
has (deleted by censor at this point).
According to wounded Geimnns, who
havo been brought Into tho city, tho Ger
mans now attacking number 125,000 men.
As far ns can be learned they have many
field guns, some heavy pieces of 26-centl-mctres,
and one of tho great 42-centl-metres,
which has been rarely used thus
Tho main attack of the Infantry that
finally succeeded In getting across tho
Netho was directed along tho Grando
Netho and Petite Netho at Llerre to the
Junction with tho Bubel near Itumbolt.
Belgian ofllcers say that the Germans
were driven frojp tho neighborhood of
Waclhem. It Is understood here that
this was effected by tho main Belgian
army, which Is said to have crossed tho
Scheldt and attacked tho besiegers from
the west.
Attempts of the Germans to cross the
Netho began on Sunday afternoon and
continued night and day until they ac
complished their aim. Belgian officers
assert that tho besiegers lost heavily In
their attacks.
"Tho Government of Belgium will be
removed to London If necessary." de
clared Belgian Deputy Terwagne, who Is
now In Holland, to tho editor of the Han
dolsblad. Another statement mode by him In the
same Intervlow was:
"If Belgium becomes a republic. King
Albert will bo elected tho first President."
Player Waivers Hearing on Wife's
Charge of lion-support.
"ftubo" Oldrlng, right fielder of the
Athletics, was arraigned before Magis
trate Steenson this afternoon on a
chargo of non-support and desertion, pre
ferred by his wife. Mrs. Helen I. Oldrlng.
"Rube" was held In ball for court.
Oldrlng tlrst demanded that tho Magis
trate go ahead with tho hearing, but
discovering that newspaper men were
present, brought about a whispered con
ference nmong the opposing counsel that
resulted In a decision to waive tho hear
ing. The warrant for Oldrlng was served on
him at Shlbe Pork jesterdny by Constable
Otto Zimmerman, who has ofllccs In the
Commonwealth Building. Today the out
fielder nrrlveil nt the Magistrate's office
In Qlrard avenue In a taxleab, accomp
nled by his counsel, Louis Hutt. Mrs.
Oldrlng. who Is remnrkably pretty, aUo
came In a taxlcab with her lawjer, Harry
A. Mncl.ay.
There was some talk among tho lawyers
about waiving a hearing, but Oldrlng ap
parently couldn't see it that way.
"Oo ahead" s.ild he, "let's h.ne t."
"There's a reporter here." said one of
the attorneys.
Then emucd the wlspered conference,
and n moment later, after some advice
from his attorney, Oldrlng said he would
walvo hearing. As the parties filed out
of tho Magistrate's office Mrs Oldrlng
caught the Rube's eye She glared. Sj
did Oldring,
"Some man," said Mrs. Oldring
'flf all my friends hear about th's "
said Oldring. "I won't play In the World's
Series. After this Is all over I want to
get married to the best girl in all tho
The address glen by Mrs. Oldrlng was
1512 North Wellington street. A reporter
whe called there was told that the had
left that address four months ago. After
persistent Inquiry, a young woman who
looked enough like Mrs. Oldrlng to be
lur sister, came to the door. She also
said Mrs Oldring no longer lived thero.
Sht declared that she understood the
outfielder and his wife "didn't get along
well together"
Rain And No Game,
Weather Forecast
Rain looms threateningly before the
Woild's Series today, and the observa
tions of the weather men here and
In tho West indicate that the first
game will not be plajed tomorrow.
The oitlclal forecast Is for unsettled
conditions tonight and Friday, with
probable occasional light showers, but
tho real weather menace to the open
ing game U In the central vallejg to
the West, where a large low pressure
area has been reported
Not only tomorrow, but two or three
of the following das may be so wot
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Resolution of Inquiry Re
minds Him of Pressing
ness in
Senator Penrose, alarmed at the prob
ability of an Injestlgatlon of his primary
expenses as a result of the Xoirls reso
lution In the Senate, has determined to
end, for the present, at least, his cam
paign tour of the State. Three speaking
engagements, which were arranged for
Penrose somo time ago, he will keep,
but beyond these no further engagements
aro being definitely scheduled for htm.
The truth of this virtually was admitted
at the headquarters of the Republican
State Corpmlttee, Only it was said here
that "pressing official business" might
detain the Senator In AVashlngton so
long that he could plan nothing definite.
Politicians, however, aro not inclined
to view this as a very plausible excuse,
particularly when It Is remembered that
Penrose spent only eight das In Wash
ington from January 1 up until tho time
tho Xorrin resolution Investigating his
campaign record came up for considera
tion before the Senate Committee on
Privileges and Elections.
Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer, when
his attention was drawn to tho statement
made at Republican State Headquarters
said: "That certainly Is a mighty poor
excuse. Official business of far greater
Importance than any which will come
up before congress adjourns has been
transacted this year with Senator Pen
rose miles from Washington. Perhaps
he had suddenly realized that attention
to business once in a while might bo a
good thing."
When asked regarding the Information
that Penrose was making no further
tpeaklng engagements, Mr. Palmer said
this rumor had been current in Wash
ington for several days. The belief there,
he said, that tho N'orrta resolution giv
ing publicity to Penrose's methods in
securing the nomination will militate so
strongly against him that he hopes to
counteract the turn of public sentiment
against him by remaining in Washing
ton on the pretense that "public good"
detains him there.
Penrose Is 'scheduled to speak at Iilalrs
ville tomorrow night, at Klttannlng on
Saturday night and at Reading on Thurs
day next When he has filled these en
gagements. It Is understood his appear
ance before the oters will be Infrequent,
until the outcome of the Korrls resolu
tion has been settled.
Three Wounded In Raid of Taube
PARIS. Oct S A German aviator In a
Taube aeroplane dropped two bombs near
Paris tod.t.
The first fell on the plain of St. Denis,
on the outskirts of Paris, and did no par
ti ular damage The second fell at Auber
vnMers and wounded three persons. The
,i tr escaped.
Bluecoats Charged With
Taking Money and Card
boards From Speculators
Who Paid for Places.
Scandal again has thrown Its mantle
over the sale of tickets for the world's
series. This time the policemen who kept
order at the sale of reserved seats aro
under fire In scores of complaints regis
tered with Dlrcoto Porter, of the De
partment of Public Safety. A rigid in
vestigation Is under way, and some offi
cials may lose their Jobs.
"Among tho complaints reaching me,"
said Director Porter today, "were two
from close personal friends, who said
they had to pay $1 each to an officer for
a place In the line outside Glmbl
Brothers to purchase reserved seat
tickets. Unfortunately they didn't re
member the numbers of the men who
took their money.
"I have Instructed' Superintendent of
Police Robinson to start an Investiga
tion. He will question each of the men
who were on duty there jesterday."
A complaint from the Manufacturers'
Club late this afternoon that a horde of
scalpers were annoying pedestrlnns and
virtually blocking traffic on Broad street
brought two policemen from the Fifteenth
and Locust streets station. Tho scalpe-s
saw them first and fled to Chestnut
I.ater they returned. Sidewalks in
front of the Manufacturers' Club, the
Union League, the liellevue-Stratford
and in fact for blocks on South Broad
street were dotted with tho Industrious
ticket sellers Is'ot a passerby escaped.
Frequently men who refused to dicker
with the scalpers were treated to gratis
descriptions of their close flstedness.
Speculators along Chestnut street bo
came panic-stricken todays were cut
In half A sJnsla J2 seat that cost
15 yesterdn) could be had for ?150.
The same ratio of cut was applied to tho
sale of sets of it and o tickets. Just
what caused the apemjators to start un
loading no one Knew.
In tho hotels the more experienced
speculator the professionals, kipt their
heads, but stdl cut prices. A fj single
set of a face alue of $15 sold for j:o
Ve,sterda the speculators wanted 30.
Concluded on Pue Two
The World's Series
Baseball enthusiasts want to
know the "inside stuff." Only the
"insider" can tell it with authority.
Eddie Collins
to all readers of
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Copiwent, 1014, t in rcstio Lkooes Coutint.
Attempt to Kill Mr. and
Mrs. C. Wesley Baynard,
of Smyrna, Del., Second in
Two Weeks.
DOVBH. Del.. Oct. S.-Encmles of the
family of Mr. and Mrs. C. Wesley Bay
nard, of Smyrna, Del., prominent so
cially In Delawnre, havo sought twice to
nssasslnato them In the course of the
last two weeks, and the police are en
gaged In unraveling a mystery, the so
lution of which Is expected to Involve
arrests that will cause a sensation In this
The attacks upon the family, made by
somo person who had hidden himself upon
the lawn after dusk and fired a fusillade
of revolt er shots Into rooms where the
Bajnnrds were sitting, had been kept se
cret uy the authorities.
The peril of the family, together with
the unusual search methods adopted by
Sheriff Smith, was revealed by the pre
cautions of Mr. Baynard to safeguard
his home. His Tesldenco Is barricaded.
Friends hnvo cnllated In the maintaining
of a strict espionage over his home, and
for the last few nights armed citizens,
together with policemen, have patrolled
the sidewalk and lawn. All lights In
the house ore dimmed and shutters bar
red tightly at nightfall.
In September. 191?, Mr. Baynard was
molested frequently while driving over
country roads leading Into Smyrna, The
attacks increased, until random pistol
shots wero fired over the head of his
horse. On one occasion a ball pierced
the rear curtain of his carriage within
a few Inches of his right shoulder.
On the next trip he armed himself with
a shotgun. Metting a team In a dark
ravine, Mr. Baynard hailed the approach
ing driver The answer was a volley
of shots, presumabl fired fiotn a1-e-vol
Bringing a shotgun to h' shoulder. Mr.
Baynard fired. Tho next morning Clar
ence Boyles, a young man, of Smyrna, ap
puared at a doctor's, office with the sight
of one eye destrojed by a load of buck
shot. I)anard surrendered to the authorities,
w h:lo Bo. les dented that the prisoner was
his assailant The case was dropped.
On Tuesday evening, September 3S, two
years after the shooting affray In the
ravine, five shots were fired In rapid
succession from the lawn surrounding the
Ilajnard home. Two shattered a wlndow
and were imbedded in a bookcase. A
third lodged in weather boarding, white
no trace was found of the others. Five
distinct reports were beard.
Mr. and Mrs. Baynard. wbo had been
sitting in the lamplit room only a few
minute oeiore tue saois were area, low
ered a curtain aud withdrew to another
The other attack was made last Mon
da night, when two shots were tired Ute
at night as Mr Bajnard left his horn
t' walk to the barn. Bullet holes at
,ibout tho height of a mans bead were
1 und In the barn door.
Eddie Collins, Who Is on the
"Inside," Is the Authority
for Such a Statement and
So Writes His Views.
Star Second Baseman Also
States There Will Be No
Jockeying of Twirlors Regard
less of What Boston Will Do.
Second Baseman, Philadelphia Athletics.
Copyrighted, 1914, by Eitemvo Lkixjeii J
"Who wilt pitch" seems to be tho
most absorbing question to all who
aro interested In tho coming world
scries, but really I cannot see why it
should provo to bo so puzzling. Thcro
is only one man whom Connie Maclt
would think of starting, the man who
had always started every world scr
ies tvo havo ever been in, and who hus
always been returned the winner with
one exception. Then ho lost one of
tho best games of hlB whole career,
through no fault of his. That man la
Charles Albert Bender.
In this series I am sure there will
bo no Jockeying of pitchers, as far as
the Athletics are concerned. Regarding
whom Boston will use, no matter
what Brave twirler Is selected per
form on Friday, it Is a cinch Chief
will bo our muti, and the same is truo
for Eddio Plank on the second day.
These two men will carry the burden
for us, and It would not surpriso mo
at all to see the Chief sent back for
the third game, provided, of course,
ho wins his first time out. If n rainy
day Intervenes, so much tho better for
us. In fact, I am of the opinion that
a day's Interruption will work more to
our advuntago than it will to Boston's;
primarily because it will coincide more
with the policy which we have em
ployed to condition ourselves for the
scries, and secondly, our pitchers, that
Is Bender and Plank, would appre
ciate a day mois of rest than either
James or Rudolph, both of whom ap
pear to have done their best work on
alternate days.
Something that Is deeply gratifying"
to all of us Is the fact that the cry
of "The Athletics haven't any pitch
ers" is noticeable because of its ab
sence this year. Prior to our series
with the Giants last year, all the dope
purported to show how the New York
pitchers overshadowed those of Phila
delphia. But after the series tho
shadow was considerably lightened.
It seems as though each world series
brings to light somo particular branch
of our team. In 1910, when we met the
Cubs, it was predicted that the ma-chine-lino
precision of their Infield
would show up the green aggregation
by comparison which we presented,
but somehow wo managed to escape
unscathed and were not obliged to
hang our heads for shame when it
was all over. Again, in 1311, our catch
ers came in for a panning, and it was
freely admitted that the Giants, who
during that year had hung up a rec
ord for stolen bases, would "pincrr
about everything in sight. I will hat a
to hand it to them; they certainly
tried, because Jack Lapp threw out
five of them In one game, and Ira
Thomas three of them in another but
that was as near as they got to steal
ing anything they only tried
Then, ns I have said, it wns tho
pitchers who bore the brunt .f tha
"abuse" in 1913, and they came thruugh
and reversed the dope, so now 1 guess
if we can be lucky enough t get in
three or four moro world seru per
haps tte may be able to hate a few
SKeptlcai ones believe that wo hate a
half-way decent ball club after all
As I have said, Bender and Plank
are sure to bo our first choice, but lust
who will havo tho third call, if thera
is ono issued. Is pretty much of a toss
up. Because of his showing last ear.
I have a sneaking Idea it will fall to
the lot of Joe Bush, hut to gite him
tho preference over Bob Slmwke ii
hardly fair to the latter. Understand
me, this is just my supposition as our
manager has divulged no information
to any one, not even his players, so far,
as to who will pitch. Our kid twirler.
Rube Bressler, may get a wha k at it.
and let me give you a tip right here ,p
If he does he will show as mui h stuff
as any one who works In the entire
series. The only thing that is against
him is lack of experience, and because
of this I believe Bush and Shaw key
will have the call before him But
make no mistake, this kid is a coming
star. All year Eddie Plank has tutored
him, and he has proved to be an adept
pupil Contrary to the reports and In
spite of the fact that Plank has been
his Instructor, he is not a pitcher after
thestleof our famous crossfire artist,
and he positively does not make use
of thla manner of delivery. On the
other hand, he throws more like tha
great Waddell; that is, he uses oter
head delivery, the most effective stilo
poalble, to my way of thinking
To allay th fears of some. Ftuffy
Mclnnia will positively hm in our link
up whwi the bell rlugs fur the fir-t
game. He was lilt on the baud ('
pitched ball In St I-ouUi. which irn
pacltated him temporarily Bit M
could bate plaed If it had been
j sary against the Yankees In thr- r s
Concluded un Face Twe