Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 09, 1914, Image 1

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VOL. I-NO. 23
Mounted Hosts Meet in Bitter Struggle
Near Belgian Frontier as Germans
Continue to Batter Antwerp Defenses.
. Another Fort Falls, Berlin Says.
British Drive Back Invaders Near Soissons
and Capture Redoubt After Siege of
16 Days Paris Regains Confidence as
Lines Lengthen.
PARIS, Oct. 0.
Along the northwestern end of tho
mighty battle front In Franco the
greatest cavalry engagement In tho
history of the world Is proceeding vig
orously. French cavalry, which I3 now
getting its first real test of tho war,
supported by English cavalry, Is pit
ted against heavy masses of German
Uhlans, supported by Austrian cav
alry, flung forward through Germany
In the present supreme effort to crush
the allied army.
World Interest In tho gigantic opera
tions in the western theatre of war Is
now divided between the fighting
along the Immense front In tho battle
of Seven Rivers and tho German ns
Bault against Antwerp, whore 200,000
German troops (five army corps) aro
engaged, and tho city is being shelled
by the heaviest ordnance known to
modern warfare.
In France the Germans have been
compelled to give ground near Soissons,
losing strong positions and heavy guns,
but the invaders, at last reports, still
swere holding their positions at Roye,
vhere fighting is furious night and day.
Arras, one of the finest old cities In
iiorthwostcrn France, hns partly been
lestroyed by a great artillery duel
vhlch Is raging there between French
Innd Germans.
Around Lille, German troops from the
nrmy of General Alexander vnn Kluk
and French arc locked in a death grip
for the possession of the city.
The invaders are struggling flercoly
for possession of Amiens in order to cut
tho line of communications of General
D'Amade's French1 army of the north.
Amiens commands the network of rail
ways stretching Into all parts of north
ern France.
No Napoleonic conflict In the days of
the world wars equals the present one
in size and intensity of hostilities.
There have been 27 days of fighting
over a battle line that stretches for 200
miles through France and Belgium to
the North Sea. Although fighting is
going on all along tho line, the hostili
ties proceeding In the Alsne valley,
along the Olse and Somme Rivers, and
on the Belgian frontier, are frought
with the biggest developments, apd
consequently command major atten
tion. The battle around Arras began on
October 1, and has been raging fiercely
ever since, with artillery thundering
night and day. Tho whole region
around the city became a veritable In
ferno. AH around was the unceasing
hall of shells, and this cannonade was
nccompanled by vast destruction and
The AIUcb had been battering at the
gates of Cambral. Rushing fresh
troops northward from Valenciennes,
the Germans delivered a fierce counter
attack on the French at Lens; at the
same time another German column di
rected a vigorous assault east of
With unexpected force, resulting
Concluded on l'oge Three
"Inside Stuff" on
the World Series
Readers of the Evening Ledger
will have the benefit of an expert
discussion of each game played for
the championship in baseball, from
the pen of
the greatest ball player of them all.
Mr. Collins has made a reputation
as a writer only second to his re
nown as a ball player. He knows
the game, and he knows how to
tell about it. Be sure to buy
throughout the World's Series
games. Order from your news
dealer early.
The War Today
Tho Allies continue to force back tho
German lines, whllo tho greatest cav
alry engagement In tho history of -tho
world Is In progress In northwestern
Franco, near tho Belgian line. The
British have captured a fort near Sols
sons, after a slego of 16 days.
Tho German bombardment of Ant
werp grows In violence. Some of tho
suburbs have been set ablaze by the
continuous fall of shells. King Albert's
whereabouts still Is uncertain, but a
large part of the Belgian troops has
left tho beleaguered city.
German War Olllco announces tho
capture of nnother Antwerp fort and
continued progress near St. Mihlel, on
tho Mouse, and In the Ardennes re
Russia's new nrmy has advanced
to within 30 miles of Thorn, tho heav
ily fortified Sileslan city, which Is tho
key to Poson and Berlin. The Czar's
troops are within three miles of Cra
cow. An unconfirmed dispatch reports
the fall of Przomysl.
Both Germans and Russians claim
success in tho Poland-East Prussia
campaign. Germans have lost several
engagements In the Wirballen region.
but have gained ground along the
upper Nleman River.
Montenegrins have taken three Bos
nia towns In their sweeping movement
toward Sarajevo.
Military Establishment Is Extensive,
but Marine Is Weak.
General von Gersdorft publishes In the
Hamburger Fremdenblatt some statistics
concerning the Swedish army.
According to the law of 1913 every able
bodied man up to the age of 40 Is obliged
to serve. The first contingent comprises
men of from 21 to 23, the second of those
from 29 to 32, and the Lnmlsturm Is
formed by, the rest. The term of active
service In times of peace Is short 210 days
for the Infantry and 280 for the other
A gopd preparation for military serv
ice Is furnished by the 2300 prlvato sharp
shooting clubs, which have a member
ship of 150,000. In time of war the army
consists of six Infantry divisions and one
cavalry division. The first contingent can
be brought up to 128,000 men. the re
serve to 130,000, and the Landsturm to
The Swedish marine consists of 1 bat
tleship, I armed cruiser, 12 coasting cruls.
ers, 4 sunboats, U torpedo boats of
various kinds and five submarines.
Woman Spurns Husband In Court
NEW YOnK, Oct. 9.-Mrs. Alice E.
Bunce, who Is suing Theodore E. Bunce,
of Westfleld, for separate maintenance,
was overcome during t prolonged ex
amination yesterday before Vice-Chancellor
Lewis In Jersey City. Sergeant-at-Arms
Thomas Haggerty prevented her
from falling. Her husband offered a
bottle of smelling salts. "Not from you.
sir," she said, disdainfully, and accepted
the bottle from her daughter.
Mrs. Bunce said her domestic life was
c happy one until her husband Invented
a storage battery and became wealthy.
For Philadelphia and vicinity
Generally cloudy and unsetlted to
night and Saturday, with possibly
some light rain. . Gentle southerly
For details, see last page.
In this issue of the Evening
Ledger is printed the third arti
cle of this remarkable series on
political and economic conditions
in Philadelphia. Today's instal
ment deals with
and the methods by which it is
See Editorial Page.
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Three Follow Ban Johnson
Two Blocks Trying to Sell
Baseball "Czar" Paste
boards for the Game.
Scalpers are doing a land-ofllce busi
ness on Chestnut and Broad streets to
day with world series tickets, and the
rates, after their preliminary slump, have
Jumped higher than ever. Policemen are
paying no more attention to the scalpers
than they do to ordinary pedestrians.
Ban Johnson, "czar" of the national
puhtlme, was followed for two blocks on
Broad stret this morning by three per
sistent speculators who wanted to sell
him a batch of tickets.
Three thousand J2, 3 and J5 tickets
were held In Ityan's agency at the Belle-vue-Strotford
Inst night aeGrdlng to tho
positive statement this morning of a high
Concluded on rase Two
Name. AB. R. H. P.O. A. E. Name. AB. R. H. P.O. A. E.
Murphy, rf. 1 Moran, rf.
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Oldring, If. j Evers, 2b.
Collins, 2b. Connolly, If.
Baker, 3b. Deal, 3b.
Mclnnes, lb. j Devore, cf.
Strunk, cf. Schmidt, lb. j
Barry, ss. j Maranville, ss.
Schang, c. Gowdy, c.
Bender, p. Rudolph, p.
10 10 j j
n n 1 1 1
12 . 12
C"b. 2 3 4 5 6 7 g 9 10 11 12 13 14 R
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Urnpires-Klem and Byron, Nonjl
Stallings Instructs Men to
Carry Fight Up, to Mack
men From Crack of the
First Gun.
(Written for the United Press.)
Boston's Braves started their forlorn
hope assault upon the stronghold of the
world's champion Athletics today. Ad
mitting themselves weaker, they still were
filled with confidence and expected at
least to give nn excellent account of
themselves in the series.
I spent five hours yesterday with the
Braves, and every man on the team ex
pects to win this series and Is filled
with confidence. They will admit that
the Athletics are the better team In every
department, yet they believe they will
Concluded on Vase Three
League, and Dineen and Hildebrand,
$20,000 Said to Have Been
Wagered at That Rate,
With $40,000 Waiting and
Not Tempting Gamblers.
Odds of ten to six on the Athletics
found few takers around the city this
morning. Boston money has disappeared.
At one place on Broad street. It was said
this morning, that $10,000 Is waiting to be
placed at odds, and $20,000 already had
teen wagered.
Five to four and five to three on the
Athletics to win today's game were the
prevalent odds this morning, but the
takers on the single game also were few
and far between. One to five Is being
offered that the Athletics will take four
straight. No Boston fan has shown anv
Concluded on I'uec Two
American League.
Athletics Show Up in Fine
Fettle, Expressing Calm
Confidence in Outcome of
Contest Today.
Boston Loader Rouses His Play
ers to Fighting Pitch, as Ten
sion Tightens.
Tuned physically and mentally to reach
the crest of efficiency today, the Ath
letics and Boston Braves nro prepared to
engage this nfternoon In tho first game
of the 11th struggle for tho world's base
ball championship.
Stallings, after a long night's repose,
met his men for breakfast at 0 o'clock
In the lobby of the Majestic Hotel.
Mack's men did not report nt Shibo Park
until 10.
As far as could be learned from the
players- themselves, there Is not a man
on either club who Is not primed to the
Until yesterday there was nn element
of doubt regarding the chances of Stuffv
Mclnnls' playing, but today tho little
first-sackcr says his Injured hand will not
Interfere either with his batting or hit
ting. J. Carlisle Smith's absence from
the Braves' line-up will be the only spot
in either of the contending baseball or
ganizations not filled by a regular.
It Is rcmarkablo that both of tho clubs
should be In such excellent shape, because
of the different methods they have used
In arriving at what Is believed to be
the best form of the season. The Ath
letics have been taking a complete rest,
while Stallings has driven his men down
tho stretch as hard ns though he had been
fighting for the flag at the finish.
Though the prospects for brilliant
weather were none too good at noon,
there seemed to be little chance of tho
opening conflict having to be postponed
on account of wet grounds. Thl was as
encouraging to the players as it wni to
tho 21,000 fan who were fortunate onough
to get tickets for bneebill's yonrlv claislc.
At tho Braves' hotel this morning base
ball bugs were astir parly, but Instond of
their topic of conversation being about
tho verbal brawl between 1 onnie .incK
and Manager Stallings. their thoughts,
were turned to tho more artistic features
of the big scries. There was not a great
amount of betting in any of the hotel
lobbies this morning, but there was a
great deal of talk. It appears that this
year, as on the eve of every world's
series, there aro rumors of countless
wagers at all kinds of odds, but when tho
batter Is sifted down. It appears that
nobody really knows nny one who has
made a bet lnrger than 10 or $15. One
of tho Boston players stated this morn
ing that he had sen n. fairly good-sized
lump of cash put on the Br.ives last
night, with the Athletics tavoriies at
G to 2.
George Stallings this morning said he
did not care to discuss the conversation
with Mack nbout tho Braves' practicing
on the Athletics' grounds.
"I said about all there was to say yes
terday," remarked Stallings "I don't see
that thore Is anything left for mo to com
ment on. I don't mind talking about the
scries, thout-h. and I will tell you now
that these Athletics are going to get the
biggest surprise of their career this very
afternoon at Shibe Park. 1 think that
every man on my club Is at the top of
his game. I mean by that that ho Is
better now than at any tlmo this year.
Of course, there are some of tho boys
who have not developed as much as they
will, but they are going to fight to a
finish against the Athletics and some of
them are npt to surprise jou by playing
abovo their real form."
Stallings would not indicate In any way
whom he would start In the box for the
Braves. Yesterday It appeared that Ru
dolph was a certainty for the openor,
but today, from the remarks dropped by
Concluded nn I'ace Two
jft. E,
Police Order to Stand Up in
Line and Throw Away
Soap-box Couches Pro
duces Fights and Arrests.
Camped Under Shibe Park Wall
Like Sleeping Army, 1500 Llo
All Night on Cold Stone.
Itlotlng among the fans lined up along
Shlbc Park wall In tho weary wait for
bleacher tickets followed an order Issued
by Police Captain McFndden at 5'30
o'clock this morning requiring all In line
to dispose of their Impromptu seats and
stand up single file.
Three men who declined to budge from
their soap boxes were arrested. After
they had been dragged out of tho lino
the other fans saw the folly of resistance
and complied with the order literally,
hurling baskets, boxes and everything
else used for scats Into the street.
Captain McKnddcn held a counsel of
war with himself and decided that the
fans were overdoing It. So he turned his
men Into dispatch bearers and sent them
along the line, ordering the fans to clear
the streets. The fans laughed. Each In
dividual in line Insisted that he had been
standing up all night nad had nothing
to do with tho litter along the curb, He
simply would not give up his place In
line, much as he desired to oblige the
police by cleaning the street.
Finding that his tactics had failed.
Captain McPaddon held another counsel
with himself, and Issued some more
orders. Fifteen minuter later patrol
wagons started to arrive and the pol.co
went to work loading them with the
discarded seats. They were "guyed" un
mercifully. Sarcastic reference to tho
nice blue unltorms of the "white wings"
offers of assistance. Inquiries as to the
cleaners' union hours and slrrilar queries
help considerably to molllf thf fans lor
the loss of their resting places, and to
make the wotk of the policemen more to
their liking. By the tlmo over thing was
in order the bluecoats were extremely
Hoots, yells and hisses all along tho
tvvo lines after the no-seat order had been
issued aroused residents of the vicinity
and a great rrowd collected in addition
to those waiting for scats to watch the
bluecoats at work. Kallenbach and
Hardy, tho Shibe Park special policemen,
endeared themselves to the fans bi rfi i
lng to assist in nny way and did thtir
best to Induce Captain McFnddep 1 1
change hl& mind about tin no-sou t order
ANOTH lilt N 1 : V It-RIOT.
A riot of the "neui" variety, In which
the police refusal to participate, fol
lowed an attempt made by a man said
to be a special policeman to shave a
friend ahead of Howard Kilbride, IS years
old, of J31S Howard street, who was
second In lino. Howard looks younger
than he really is. He is rather short
but makes up In breadth what he lacks
in height The boy hns an unusually
mild and gentle voice, and when he told
the place stealer to move along the lat
ter only laughed.
Howaid sighed and muttered something
about not wanting to do it. Then he
hunched up ono shoulder and a fist shot
out rapidly and came to nn abrupt halt
on the IntrduiT's nose. The latter sot
up and How.nd lnduied him to Ho down
again. After the third trip to the side
walk the man decided he didn't want the
place anyhow.
Dawn, the bellboy of the great out-of-
doors, nwoko tho sleeping caravan be
I n-ath the damp, gray walls of Shlba
Park earlv this morning. Fifteen hun
' dred men and bos of nil ages and nearly
all nationalities stretched out on the un
yielding asphalt of the sidewalk, muscle
stiff and sore, rubbed bleat y eyes, awned
, and then, forgetting discomfort, sprang
up to tho realization that the first game
I of the world's series was only a few
hours off.
I Uifts In tho clouds, visible to the fine
of waiting fans, dispelled the gloom
caused by yesterday's prediction of tne
weatherman and later the fans were
still further cheered when they learned
that the otllclal forecust for today is
fulr weather.
j The weatherman declared that the
1 storm area noted yesterday was still in
tho eamo place over the central valiejs
uud there is little chance of It breaking
up the game today.
j The two lines stretching from the Som
erset street bleacher entrance this morn
I ins surpassed anything that has gone
, before In world series crowds by its
'equipment. A Belgian villager tians
ported over night from his native land
and waking up at Shibe Park might ha
taken the sleepers for refugees from the
raiding Uhlans.
Every hue of the rainbow was there
in the ancient quilts end blankets routed
out of storerooms in boon nt? tha .inm.
ness of tho night air and make sleep
possible. Overcoats of the vintage of 30
years ago. that will be th own away,
when the gates open for admission to
the park, sweaters, sections of old car
pets and rugs, draperies anything that
would servo as a slsplng bag for the
camperg-out had been requisitioned
Four men in the line laughed at dis
comfort in Morris chairs. They alone of
all the ISO) had really enJoyd a good
sleep. Th chairs were provided by
Frank Usrger, of 2M8 Memphis street, a
second-hand dealer, in them the lucky
men curled up and slept soundly and
Tbe usual litter of peach baskets, bread
and soap boxea. coal scuttles and what
nots provided sata for tho wlw could
tut steep Half-way down on on line i
a vacant lot. and there through the night
u dozen or mure waning youths kept
bonfire burning and played pinochle for
I late ana cash
ijie poiire were on the scene early to
tla1 tut not ej'K enough to prymt
'ki n men r making a good start.
r.ar Jli.ar.t-' and James Marug." eX
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