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MACK ROOTERS BESIEGE SHIBE "PARK FULL DAY
These pictures, snapped today, show sctnes about the ball grounds. The upper picture, to the left, shows how "fans" in line for "bleacher" seats improvised a couch and passed the night hours in slumber. The upper right-hand picture shows our old friend, Joe Banks of
Camden, who was first in line at the ticket sale and who is a prominent feature in the bleacher line. Joe is just waking up after a night spent on a soap box. The lower right-hand picture indicates how some of the waiting ones passed the weary hours. The central lower
picture shows the youngest fans, each with a $10 bill in hand, waiting for the gates to open tomorrow. The lower right-hand picture tells a story of roof-top grandstands for fans who will not be ableto get into the grounds and who will see the games from "over the fence "
FIND 65 BOYS ENTRENCHED IN
CENTRE FIELD AT SHIBE PARK
Woman Fan Here From
Columbus for Series Says
She Can Hardly Wait for
"Play Ball" Cry.
Forsaking home and babies anil In
numerable social and household duties,
Mrs. Robert Qulnn la sitting n hor room
at the Bellevue-Stratford, "stamping her
hoofs and champing her bit," to uso hor
own expression. waiting for the world's
Beries to begin. 8ha hag coma all tho
way from Columbus, O.. Just for thU
tmportant event, and now that sho is
here. It would please her much more if j
the games were to start this afternoon '
Instead of tomorrow. ;
"Thoy tell me." sho said laughingly,
"that Philadelphia is ft most Interesting I
city, that there are many Instructive and
worthy things to see hero, things of
great historical Interest, too. But really
I cannot maKe up my mind to go forth
and took at them with the world series
on my brain. It would be simply Im
possible for ma to do them justice."
Mrs. Qulnn Is an exceedingly motherly
looking person, the last In the world that
one would suspect of being a fan. Her '
iron gray hair partod sedately in the
middle, her quiet, low pitched vlce and
her conservative dress give no inkling of
the fact that she would rather see a
baseball game than most anything else
in the world. It is only when she speaks
of tho Athletics or the Braves that one
gets a clue. Then her eyes snap lire to
ARDENT FAN FOB IS YEARS.
"Just think." she sold with enthusiasm.
"thougn l jiavB wii wi i ur
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13 years, tnts 13 toe nrst worj wrws
have ever been able to attend. You can
Imagine my excitement. At homo I go to
all the games, but I have not been able
to leave tr-o children heretofore to come
to these big contests.
"I have four little ones," she continued,
"and my ollsst, a. boy, is 11 now. J
secured a trusty relative, however, to stay
with them while I am gone, and here J
"My boy, of course, begged piteously
to be brought along so that he could
root for the Athletics, but We decided
that he has quite time enough yet.
"My sympathies? Well. I am trying
awfully hard to remain Impartial, but I
have met Mr. Connie Mack and that makes
a great difference. He is such a splen
did person that i am sure nu ona could
,u.ir with him without LfilBK
inwirou with a great coimdenoe in Mm
nX nil that he does and that, my bu-
hand y. is "ne ' " c"iW Bla
personality and one of the reasons for
bis unprecedented uccv."
HUSBAND MANAUBS COLUMBUS
Mrs- Quknn is the wife of tbo huatosM
rauumer and secretary of the Coluasbus
tell team, and her enthusiasm is there
fore fuunjo.1 on ai intimate kui'wb'dge
of ih 0 me which is givn to few
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First Enthusiasts Arrive at
Ball Field Before Dawn
to Start Long Vigil for
Sixty-five men and boys intrenched
along the bleacher wall Instdo Shlbe Park,
an obstinato bulldog with strong teoth
holding the place of his master In line,
and pinochle playing for place were
some of the strange things happening
today in the line of baseball fans wait
ing to purchase bleacher seats.
Special Policemen George Kallenbach
and James M. Hardy, on duty nt Shlbe
Park, discovered the men and boys in
tho trenches. Tho specials had heard a
word here and there outside the park
that made thera suspicious and they in
Prom tho grandstand and bleachers
everything looked well. The diamond
was empty. Tho two men walkod
through row after row of crandntnnd
?? ni?C!!?,H ,VLa,mi,then,s&l, ou5 "Ji
the bleacher wall. Suddenly they came (
to a halt just In time to ovoid pitching
headforemost Into a deep trench that
would do credit to a regiment. i
sums of th m partly covered with clay
uuuuiea in tne r.ottom of tho trench.
were t men and boys. The special
policeman e.unteu them. The trench
ns.4 been dug far out in deep centra field,
near the flagpole, apparently in the hope
that It would be overlooked. Its occu
pants intended to spend all day and
nieht in the damp hole,
The 63 were herded together With oon
sldera'ole forbearance and then driven out
like ehp. in the street they ran tho
gamut of shrieks and howls of derision
from the fans with more common sense,
who were Unixj up waiting for the ticket
windows ta ant,n at 10 o'dneic tamnrmva
Various things never before noticed in
W'.U'l's caries ticket buying lines hap
pen' d today. One of them wtu perpetrated
by Prank Martin, of J&li Harold street
l8t year Martin waited in line SI hours,
he says, and then was shoved aside and
didn't see the games. This year he de
termined to ha th victim of no one,
BOY BROUGHT BULLPQQ.
Accordingly, Martin appeared early this
morning in plenty of time to secure a
good position. With Martin was Bill. Bill
is a bulldog a large one with a large
head and large, sharp teeth, alio a stub
born disposition. He is the kind of a
dog who stays where he is told and takes
orders from one man. The man la
Afwr Martin had been In line about an
hour, he said something about wanting
j drink of Lraonade. There was no ven
; der near, so Martin declared his inten
ii.n "t searching for one. Bill was half
asleep along the curb. Martin called him,
and speaking to him kindly told Bill to
Unit! his place for him.
Then Martin calmly walked away. Ten
minutes later he returned. Bill was half
asleep in the very place Martin had left
hiui. ' Protruding from Bill's Jaws were
Wts of rag and othur pieces were scat
tered about on the sidewalk The one
square foot or less that Martin had oc-,-upifd
had been extended. There was no
one within 10 feet of Bill
Martin smiled a pleasant smile and
EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER
patted Hill on the back. At intervals of
a half hour or less Miirtin left tho line
and always, when ho ennio back, he found
Bill had been trim to his place. No one
disputed the dog's right after tho first
Tlio man in tho spats was last seen
traveling duo east at high speed with
Policeman Sickenger, of tho Park and
Iehlgh avinues station, behind him and
losing at every stride. Alton said ho
asked $33 for his place, and the stranger
wanted to know if lie was selling tho
PINOCHLE GAME STARTED EARLY.
The ptnochlo playing in the line started
early. Fans who won movod up a place.
Other fans sold out to men behind them
at from ten conts to a quarter, going
down one place and then opening nego
tiations with the man behind for a sim
ilar exchange of place,
Joe Banks, of Camden, Is way back In
fourth position in tho raptdly growing
lino that stretches westward from tho
Somerset stieet bleacher entranco to
Shlbe Park, and only the knowledge thut
he Is to see all the Philadelphia games
of tho classic pertes consoles him. Joo
Is the fat boy from Camden who was
first in lino at the sale of grandstand
tickets yesterday at Qirabel's.
Dawn today more than 31 hours before
tho cry of "Play Ball" marked tho real
formation of tho bleacher line. Before
the light of day filtered through tho
murky half fog and mist of threatening
rain, not moro than a dozen fans wore
The first In the westward line is Ross
Peters, IS years old, of JUT Taylor street
Ularing at him from fourth place is Joo
Banks, bewailing the fact that Camden
alarm clocks don't make enough noise.
Clarence Allen, a IT-year-old Negro, of
131$ South Dorranco street, is first in
tho eastward lino.
East met west around 7 o'clock last
night at the bleacher entrance, in spite
of tha prediction mado by Kipling. Alien
and Peters might bo said to have arrived
simultaneously. They stghted each other.
In fact, from afar, and then ensued a.
race for the coveted first place.
For the nonce notii furgot that in the
bleacher line there aro two firsts. They
came together head on, so to speak, and
for ten minutes there was a silent strug.
glo for place. Then they remembered,
backed off and glared at each other, and
each became tho leader of a line,
PQ5UNG DOZEN HAVR TUB SHIVERS.
The mercury In the thermometer failed
utterly to Indicate tho discomfort of the
faithful few who stayed out all night un
der the gray walls of Shlbe Park. The
air was not cold, but the all-pervading
dampness crept through sweaters and
thick coats as though they were tissue
paper, and the dozing dozen shivered.
This morning the stir of new arrivals
caused them to press closer toward tholr
ticket window goal, and all was well.
The weather man did his best to aug
ment the threat of lowering skies this
morning. His forecast for Friday is "un
settled conditions, with probable light
rains." Perbns because Its teams are
shut out ot the big classic of baseball, tho
West will supply the rains, if they come
along according to sohedule.
But the twin warning of weather ox
pert and skies failed to dampen the en
thusiasm of fandom outside the bleacher
valls today It it rains tomorrow, tjuoth
tha fans, the tickets will be good for the
next day. At tho worst it means only a
t'.lay of a day, or two days, or naybe
three, it mnkt s little difference to the
funs well up in the line.
"I'm here," said ono urcl)ln, "let 'er
"He should worry," ndded tho youth
next In line, "his face needs washing,
anyhow. Rnin won't do him any harm."
At 10 o'clock tho east and west lines
wero stretching well out along tho wall.
Mn nf all ages and apparently of various
1 siaunna in nie iook up their places,
iiroadeloth und rags shoulder to shoulder
In the unrivaled enmarderio of tho
great national pastime.
Blueoats from various stations began
to arrivo early this morning and whipped
the straggling lines Intoja semblance of
order. They formed tho court of final
appeal on nil squabbles as to place. Do
rtfslons wero made on short hearings and
woro enforced Immediately and effectively.
Bartering began early. Joo Banks, who
withstood temptation so heroically when
ho stood In tho forofront of tho reserved
seat sale lino and turned down repeated
offers of 0 for hi3 place, when the
tickots wero for hla father, proved Just
as truo to baseball as ho was to his
He was fourth and lie Intended to stay
so. Joe's reward for his faithfulness In
the reserved ltno was sulllclcnt of the
coin of tho realm to buy his way Into
MANY SEW, OUT PJ.ACES.
Others In the lino wero not so anxious
to see the games. Mercenaries posed as
lovers of tho game until the bldde
reached their price. Then, as In the re
served seat lino yesterday, there was an
exchange of placo holders. Always the
youth or map who sold out hurried to
the rear of whatever lino appeared to
be the shortest and took up a new posi
tion. In a few hours he will ho able to
sell out again.
Hot dogs, peanuts and coffee vender?
did a llttlo business this mornlns. hut
made no kick at conditions. They know
that their time is coming. Tomorrow,
whether or not It rains, those leaning
against the damp com-reta wall will Ik
chilled to the hone and the vendors will
do a thriving trade. Sandwiches brought
along by some of the early arrivals,
soggy and damp and stale, will he thrown
away, und hot dogs slathered with mus
tard will he tho order of the day.
PEACE MEETING PLANS MADE
Committee of Pastors Will Meet Sec
retary Bryan nt Station,
All tho arrangements for the peace
meeting nt Convention Hall next Monday,
at which Secretary of State Bryan will
speak, have been completed.
A committee of pastors of Philadelphia
churches will meet the Secretary of State
at the railroad station and conduct him
to Convention Hall. Mayor Blankenburg
will introduce Mr. Bryan to tho audience.
Andrew Carnegie. Oscar Straus, Judge
George Oray, of Delaware, and other
advocates of the peace movement have
been invited to address the peace meeting.
BOY FALLS FROM WINDOW
Listening to Hurdy-grurdy When
Found by Amazed Parents.
The parents of 6-year-old James Brown,
of IXX Carlton street, were amazed to
see him standing in the street listening
to a hurdy-gurdy this morning. When
they had seen him last he was in bed,
and ho did not come downstairs for
Asked how he managed to reach the
street, the hoy admitted that he bad
fallen out of the second-story window.
So, on general principles, ho was sent
to tho Hahnemann Hospital. The phy
sicians ivulii imd no trace of injuries,
and the boy went back to listen to the
BEFORE FIRST WORLD'SSERIESGAME
SPECULATORS WILD AS
PRICES DROP HARD
Continued from Tnge One.
Similar cuts wero made In prices of the
other seats. ,
Bookmakers and shcotwrlters from
Havre de Grace, and gamblers from
everywhere who have made Philadelphia
their headquarters ninco tho raco meet
started nt me -Maryland tracK, were
noticed nmong tho speculators, who lined
Chestnut street nnd hung about the
hotels and railroad stations.
As usual, positive orders to prohibit
ticket speculation were Issued nt City
Hall. Director Porter said that ho had
Instructed Superintendent of Police Robin
son to liavo all ticket speculators arrested.
Tho speculators, their pockets bulging
with bills and tickets, yawned Indifferent
ly when told about It, but kept a weather
eye on tho "plain clothes men" and the
Ono who bought tickets while a police
man was anywhoro near had to do It
wlillo walking. Tho speculators took no
chances on blocking traffic nnd providing
an excuso for arrest.
Especially drastic orders concerning tho
salo of hams by speculators around Shlbe
Park wero given out. In tho faco of
them tho speculators walked up and down
the long lines and in wheeldlng tones
spoke of tho nasty weather and of the
good seats in their pockets that might bo
procured at tho expenditure of a few
dollars. They exhorted tha waiting ones
not to be tight wads, and they made many
Tho scandal about the sale of the re.
served seat tickets this year is based on
moro than the usual list of complaints.
Every year It Is customary for dls.
gruuntled would-bo purchasers to muke
accusations, but today there Is a certain
unanimity about the accusations that
bodes 111 for soroo one.
SAY POUCH POCKETS BULGED WITH
Director Porter has been told that the
isame men got Into the waiting lines out
side Glmbels' time nnd again. Each time
they dodged out and get into the line
with no trouble. Ho has been told that
the policemen and other ofllceitf keeping
order had their pockets bulging with
money and tickets. Soveral complainants
say they are ready to swear they saw
both tickets and wads of money in the
hands and sticking from the pockets of
Tho procedure, so far as can be learned,
was for tho speculator to walk along
near the head of the line until some one
stepped a little to one side. Quietly the
speculator took up a place beside him
and started to shove, gently at first
Then ha turned on the real owner of
the place and In the language of his
kind "bawled him out"
A bluecoat hurried Into the scene to
preserve order, and the charge Is that
the real holder of the place, who hod
waited hours for a chance to buy tickets,
was thrust aside in favor of the spec
ulators, The charge also Is made that detec
tives got In line by these or equally
high-handed means, bought tickets and
sold them to tho speculators.
HOST OF PICKPOCKETS
ARRIVING FOR BALL GAMES
Four Hundred Policemen nnd 71 De
tectives to Protect Crowds.
Elnborato polloo arrangements for the
world's series games havo been mado.
Four hundred pollcomen and 71 detec
tives will be used to keep ordor and foil
tho flock of pickpockets who started to
stragglo Into tho city yesterday and aro
arriving today on every train. 5
Detective Captain Cnmoron will be in
perbonAl chargo of tho detectives. Ho
will divide them Into squads nt Shlbe
Park'. Ho will send soma Into tho park,
others will ride on tho special trains on
tho Reading Railway and others on tho
Dispatches from all parts of the coun
try wero received today from Captain
Cameron, laconlcnlly setting forth tho
departure for Philadelphia of noted
crooks and pickpockets, confidence men,
sneak thieves and notorious gamblers.
Tho telegrams wero rapidly duplicated
and handed out to each detective, who
will work on tho games.
Numerous arrests of thlB gentry are
expected today and tomorrow. Tlip 400
policemen will be under tho personal
chargo of Captain MacFaddcn. Most of
them will bo scattered In and about
Shlbo Purk. Thoy nlso have boon in
structed to keep n watch for pickpockets
nnd professional crooks and havo been
provided with descriptions of tho more
dangerous of this class.
MAN'S INJURIES MYSTERIOUS
Collapses In Policeman's Arms After
Lenvlnj? Trolley Car,
Tho police aro at loss to account for the
injuries received by William Shelvey,
who was brought to the Methodist Hos.
pltal this morning suffering from a
fractured skull and numerous cuts and
bruises. Shelvey, who was well dressed,
boarded a Fifteenth street car at Ox
ford street and the conductor noticed
that ho Immediately appeared to go to
sleep. On awakening the passenger at
Porter street, tho conductor noticed ho
was bleeding. Shelvey walked a few
yards and then collapsed. Ho was about
to fall to tho sidewalk when Policeman
Murp'ny, of tho Fifteenth street and
Snyder avenuo station, happened along
and caught him In his arms.
At noon today Shelvey was still Un
conscious. Letters found In his pocketa
show that ho lives at 2109 Arch street
Ho had a gold watch and considerable
BETTING ON WORLD SERIES
Even Money That Boston Takes Two
Oames Rates "Shot to PJeces,"
Betting rates on the world's series aro
literally "shot to pieces" today, to quote
the gamblers. One bet has hn,n u.g,.
tcred at even money that Boston will
urln 4irn irumno "
Early this afternoon another bet of t&o
to M0 was noted that liaim, .i.i T?
win two gomes. This morain ',:
Of S009 to ?UM
on the Atbietks was
Among other bets made early this aft
emoon at various hotels S I bi.s
throughout tho city where th gumbkr.
assembled were flouo to $7' .. u.Tit
IcUcs, !00 to $10 ,h. T.. ..." ' ?..Atl-
wm four straight a -l r, o , i-V ...i
tn8 Atmuc, wm ., wm ,our ;r
BENDER WILL BE
CHOICE IN FIRST
Continued from Pace Ono
just completed. But Connie insisted
that he rest.
Wally Schnng has had more than his
sharo of hard knocks this year. For
tho last month his fingers havo been
pretty well hanged up, but now they
have mended nnd ho will likely do most
of the catching. Jack Lapp hit par
ticularly well in tho closing games of
tho season, nnd that might earn him
a gamo or two, but It's n suro thing
that "Wally will bo behind to catch
Chief on tho getaway.
Jimmy Walsh has been tho handy
man lately, playing first In Stuffy'a
absenco and acquitting himself jik0 a
veteran on tho initial sack. He will
have first clinnco In caso anything
should happon to nny of tho regulars.
About Iloston I know llttlo or noth
ing. I saw them play ono Kamo
ngalnst the Giants, nml that Is tho
first and only tlmo I ever paw any of
their players in action, with tho ex
ception of Dick Rudolph. Tho latter
I have known for a long time, used
to play against him in school, nnd ha
was nlways not only a syoll pitcher
but a uood ball playor, and I look for
him to bo our hardest man to beat. I
htivo never seen James or Tyler, tho
two others whom wo onticlnato wo will
havo to face, and perhaps I am not
sivlng them their just duos, but that
is simply th way I think.
For mo to unqcrtabo .1 comparison
of tho two teams, man for man, would
nanny ho fair, und furthermore, not
becoming, because U ,a nU on,y ft ,.
tep of personal opinion nt best. So I
will not fro on record as snyinp wo
Have a better outfield or infield, but
will simply let tho scries speak for
itself, and may the best team win.
I would like to express a word of
sympathy in behalf of our players for
poor -iied" Smith, tho Braves third
basemsn. It certainly was tough
for such Rn accident to happen, not
only for the player himself, but also
because or tho Jow which tho Boston
club must fwl by tho absence of a
regrular player. I am sure 1 can say
A'!y'Clnis the "eml'mints of all tho
Athleties when I say I )10pe m recov
ery will bo spoady and complete.
THIEVES OVERLOOK S1GO
Tbloves last night robbed the hm
Mrs Mary Miller, m. North 8&th
street, of a gold watch, a wading ring
and a email Mm f money Th' v ovil
reoVid ? refshb-.T
return j,, hf.
t back, stairway.