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

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VOL. I NO. 23
Corrwonr, 1014, st inn Pontic hrrxin Commht.
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Mounted French and Pritish Fight Way
North of Lille and Engage Strong Ger
man Force, According to Official State
ment From Parish
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Invaders Give Ground Near Soissons, But
Continue Terrific Bombardment of
Antwerp Berlin Announcement Says
Another Fort Has Fallen.
PARIS, Oct. 9.
That the Allies are moeilng with con
tinued success In their flanking- move
ment near the Franco-Belgian border la
indicated by the official statement Is-
aued at 3 o'clock this afternoon, al
though It states that the general situa
tion has undergone no change. It states
cavalry forces of the two armies now
are operating north of Lille. This shows
that the Allies' cavalry Is pressing for
ward ngalnst that of the Germans and
that tho Allies' pffonslve has not been
The official statement follows In full:
" Tho general situation has under
gone no change. On our left wing
tho two cavalry forces are oper
ating continually at the north of
Lille and La : arro and the battle
continues on tho line marked by
the regions of Lens, Arras, Bray-sur-Somme,
Chaulnes, Royo and
At the centre, from tho Olso to
the Blouse, there are only minor
On our right. In the "Woevro re
Flon. there has been an artillery
battle along tho ontlre front. In
Lorraine, in the Vosges and In Al
enco there Is no change.
In Bosnia the Montenegrin troops .
continue their advance In the di
rection of Sarajevo, having reached
the fortified lino which protects
the city at a distance of eight kilo
metres (about five miles).
A dispatch from Bordeaux, the seat
of tho French Government, to the Paris
Figaro says:
"An orderly German retreat, accom
panied by violent fighting, seems to
have begun from heavy transfers of
troops from the north of the Alsno to
northern France. Wherever they havo
teen TepuUsed tho Germans still am
burning, sacking and destroying. It Is
reported that Arras Is badly damaged."
A retrograde movement, a crumpling
of the lines at either end, would mean
retreat by tho centre. Military experts
here are confident this is Impending.
Tresslng back of German forces In the
neighborhood of Verdun Is regarded as
"particularly significant. The French
artillery Is proving Itself more than a
match for the German guns in this sec
tion. Cavalry reconnolssances in force on
the far western end of the line have re
sulted In severe losses Inflicted on the
German cavalry lines north of Lille.
World interest In tho gigantic opera
tions In tho western theatre of war is
now divided between the fighting
along the Immense front In the battle
of Seven Rivers and the German as
eault against Antwerp, where 200,000
German troops (flva army corps) are
engagedand the city Is being ehelled
by the heaviest ordnance known to
modern warfare.
In Franca the Germans have been
Compelled to give ground J.ear SoIssonB,
losing strong positions and heavy guns,
but the Invaders, at last reports, atill
were holding their positions aRoys,
(where fighting is furious night and day,
Arras, one of the finest old cities in
northwestern France, has partly been
destroyed by a great artillery duel
which is raging there between French
and Germans.
Around Lille, German troop from the
The War Today
Continued success marks tho Allies'
campaign to check the flanking move
ment on their extreme left by tho Ger
mans. A fierce cavalry engagement
now Is' In" progress north of LIUc. Re
treat by Germans reported In Paris.
The German bombardment of Ant
werp grows in violence. Somo of the
suburbs havo 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 Office announces tho
capture of another Antwerp fort and
continued progress near St. Mlhlel. on
the Mouse, and In tho Ardennes re
gion. '
Russia's now army has advanced
to within 30 miles of Thorn, tho heav
ily fortified Slleslan 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 Przemysl.
Both Germans and Russians -claim
success in .tho Poland-East Prussia
campaign.' 'Germans have lost several
engagements In tho Wlrballen region,
but havo gained ground along tho
upper Nlcman River.
Montenegrins have- taken three Boq
nfa towns In their sweeping movement
toward Sarajevo.
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Bender in Box and Schang Behind the
Plate for White Elephants, Opposed
by Rudolph and Gowdy.
Clear Skies and Broiling Sun Make Ideal
Baseball Weather for Players and Fans
Who Pack Shibe Park.
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Batteries Rudolph and Gowdy; Bender and Schang.
Umpires Dinccn, Byron, Hildebrand and Klem.
Details of Play
Murphy, rf.
Oldring, ir.
Collins, 2b.
Baker, 3b.
Mclnnls, lb
Strunk, cf.
Barry, as.
Schang. c.
Bender, p.
Umpires: Dlncen.
Moran, rf.
Evers, Zb.
Connolly, If.
Whltted, cf.
Schmidt, lb.
Gowdy, c.
Maranvllle, ss.
Deal. 0b.
Rudolph, p.
behind the
Mob Threatens to Kill Motorman and
Conductor as Police Arrive.
A lynching at 6th and Winter streets
today was provonted by police of the
4th street and Snyder avenue station
when a crowd of more than SOO Italians
mobbed the crew of a street car which
ran down and killed 1-year-old Theodore
Karp, 21IT South 6th street, who dashel
Into tho street after a marble.
The body of the little boy remained
for more than a half hour beneath the
car trucks, and the srlef-crozcd attempts
of his mother to pull It out frenzied a
crowd of persons who gathered on the
Cries of "lynch them," "murderers" nnfl
threats of vengeance came from the mob.
Men drew knives. The motorman and
conductor crouched In terror In the car.
The arrival of police who heard noise
of the excitement prevented serious
trouble. They dispersed the people, and
sent for a repair wagon of the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company.
The body of the boy was taken In the
patrol wagon of the 15th street and Snyder
avenue station to St. Agnes Hospital, but
the child was "dead.
Theodore and other children were play
ing with marbles In tho street. Ills
mother etood at the door of her homo
not far away and watched. Just as she
called h6r boy to come, Into the house, a
marble escaped him and he dashed Into
the middle of the car track after It.
The mother, who had witnessed her
son's death, rushed to the street, tore
at her hnlr and tried to clutch the small
body from beneath tho car. Then she
fainted and friends called a physician.
Debtors Intimidated by
Liquor Barons to Aid
Their Candidate's Desper
ate Campaign for Election.
Concluded on Par Four
JC!S'"'" H
For Philadelphia and vicinity
Generally cloudy and unsettled fp
niyht and Saturday, with possibly
some light rain. Gentle southerly
for details, tee last page.
Braves' Manager Achieves Desire to
Punch a Head It's a'Pan's.
George Stalllngs, manager of 'the Bos
ton Braves, appeased his desire for
punching some one's head today when
a fan became overzealous In expressing
Ms praises of the Athletics within
Stalllng's presence. The unlucky fan was
P. J. Callahan, who has been hanging
around "kidding" the Boston players ever
since they have been in the city.
"We'll show them," chortled Callahan
In the lobby of the Majestic Hotel. Then
he ambled over to Stalllngs and made a
Jeering remark.
Stalllngs grabbed Callahan and punched
lllm. Callahan was then ordered out of
the hotel. The Braves' manager ambled
back to his post at the hotel desk and
lighted a cigar.
"Wilson Gives PhoenlxvHlo Fighters
Cordial "Welcome to Washington."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.-President WIN
son today gave a courteous and cordial
"welcome to Washington" to 73 members
of the Phoenlxvllle, Pa., hose, hook and
ladder company, who are in the national
capital on a sight-seeing tour.
The delegation plans to return
Phoenlxvllle tomorrow liter g. flyintr
to Baltimore. Richmond, Newport N
and other cities.
Intimidation of saloonkeepers by brew
eries that hold mortgages of their cus
tomers Is the latest step In the fight the
liquor Interests are making to send Sen
ator Penrose back to Washington nnd
to keep tho Penrose-McNlchol Vare ma
chine In control In Pennsylvania. A
threat of foreclosure Is the club that Is
being held over the heads of the saloon
keepers to keep them In line,
Tho breweries conduct their sales under
a system which absolutely controls tho
business of tho saloonkeepers who sell
their products. They are using the same
system to coerce the saloonkeepers to
show "cortnln" results In the way of
vote for Penrose and against "black
balled" candidates for the Legislature.
The system employed Is simple. The
breweries, when they find a location
where a saloon should prosper, have for
many years been building the saloons
and either operating them themselves In
directly through a man whom they would
select and to whom they would give a
percentage of tho receipts for conducting
the place, or have been lending the men
sufficient capital to start In business.
Scores of saloons which were In opera
tion In Philadelphia before the breweries
started this system have also come under
the control of the breweries by virtually
the samu means, money. Whether be.
cause they have been "squeezed" or be
cause they have had bnd luck In their
business matters, the proprietors of these
Baloons havebeen forced to borrow
money. The breweries have In nearly
every Instance loaned It to them, without
It Is by lending money to saloonkeepers
and never charging Interest on It that
the breweries have been able to get a
stranglehold on the business of the sa
loonkeepers and force them to do the
bidding of the brewers.
Letters ordering saloonkeepers In all
parts of Philadelphia to work for Pen
rose and for certain candidates for tho
Legislature, who, as cogs of the Penrose-ilcNlchol-Vare
machine, are allied with
tlio liquor Interests, have been sent out
by breweries during tho last two weeks.
These letters, while the details are differ
ent In nearly every case, nearly all fol
low the same form.
The saloonkeeper. In these letters, has
first been reminded of the dates on which
he borrowed money from the breweries
and the amounts. The breweries then
add the amounts, Inform the saloonkeep
er of the total, and then remind him that
no Interest hus been charged during the
years the breweries have held his notes
The saloonkeeper has then been urged
to work in the interests of the Republi
can candidate for United States Senator
and for the Penrose-McNIchoj-Vare ma
chine candidates for the State Legisla
ture. He should get "certain" results In
his district, it is pointed out in the letter.
The breweries have followed this with a
demand that the saloonkeeper ateml the
meetings of the liquor men. "If you re
not wun ua, you are against us," the
In this issue of the Evening
Ledger is printed the thirtl 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.
Judge Frees Speculators Ar
rested Last Night Scalp
ers Demand Confiscated
Senate Committee by Secret
Vote Decides to Postpone
Inquiry Until After the
WASHINGTON. Oct. 9. Behind locked
doors the Senate Privileges and Elections
Commltteo this morning postponed tho In
vestigation of tho primary elections In
Pennsylvania and Illinois until after the
November election. Senator John W,
Kern, of Indiana, the chairman, gave as
an excuse for this action that It would b
Impossible to get a sufficient number of
Senntors to serve on the subcommittee.
Senator Moses E. Clapp, Republican,
of Minnesota, who favors the Norrls res
olution, led the fight for an Immediate
Investigation, but the Democratic- Sena
tors, who were determined to save Roger
C. Sullivan, the Democratic nominee In
Illinois, from the embarrassment of fac
ing an official Inquiry before the elec
tion, succeeded In postponing action.
When Senator Clapp realized that a
malorlty of the committee members had
uirieecl to delay action on the resolution
he rtetnanded an open session of the com
mittee. This the Senators would not
agree to and the hearing was conducted
behind closed doors.
Senator Oliver, of Pennsylvania, ap
peared on behalf of the Pennsylvania
Protective Union which, according to
Representative Palmer, has collected a
large campaign fund for Penrose. Oliver
pleaded for delay, and he told tho com
mittee that the Protective Union had col
lected only 11,000 to be used In Senator
Penrose's campaign. The primary cam
paign, ho said, cost Penrose $11,610.73;
Brumbaugh. J3139.43; McC0rmick, ?33,
274.73, and Palmer. J3704.1S. The Palmer
McCormlck League, he said, reported ex
penditures of J19.406.
Senttor Oliver Ignored the charges ot
Renresentatlve'-at-large Rupley, of Car
lisle, Pn.. who last Monday told the com
mittee that SOM retail liquor dealers In
Pennsylvania had contributed to a $100,000
fund. The liquor dealers are supporting
Advocates of the Norrls resolution be
lieve that tho vote to delay action until
after the November election was due to
the great pressure that has been brought
to bear on members of the committee by
friends of Roger Sullivan.
How tho Senators voted In the com
mittee room Is bolug kept a secret. Sena
tor Kern refused to say which members
had voted for an Immediate Investiga
tion. The question Is understood to have
been decided by tho votes of absent
members who havo not heard any of the
witnesses who havo appeared to advocate
the resolution. They telegraphed to
Chairman Kern as to how their votes
should be recorded.
Senator Clapp announced that the fight
for tne Norm resolution win be con
motto of the liquor leaders all during the tlnued. It t known that If Penrose
ttllU ouiutatt at v vtvvtvu iv HH3 0VI1U16
t t?u.iiiM3iii. ib axaiu uiuusnt lnrr mau k.
.,.' ..; "- " I " WUI- Senator Norrls IB nreoared to intrnHin.A
.1 ITU "dow ft U.; tointoSer0 thK , "iun "mlIar that ortered bj
trio . W ugne " lno M'oonneeper thinks I cmm. t..,vu Tn nt rn. i ,a,
eWS Is I which resulted !n the emulsion o wn.
CoacItHjed pq foje Two Ham Lorlmer frvu the Senate.
Following a conference with Superln
tendnnt of, Police Robinson, Director Por
ter tlili afternoon appointed a committee
of three to Investigate the graft charges
made against policemen who were In
charge of the crowds who bought world's
series tickets.
Director Porter appointed Major Joseph
Pickering, chief clerk of the Department
of Safety; William J. Cooley. attached
to the City Legal Department, and Po
lice Captain Harry C. Davis to Investi
gate complaints.
The committee will bo In session In
Room 22G next Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday between 10 o'clock in the morn
ing and 1 o'clock In the afternoon. They
will listen to alt complaints and make ef
forts to ascertain the name or number
of the accused policemen.
Director Porter stated that as soon as
the complaints were confirmed charges
would be made against the officers and
they will come up for trial before tho
police board. n
Speculators began to desert Broad and
Chestnut streets In the afternopn. They
boarded trolley cars while others rushed
to the ball grounds to continue the sale
of tickets.
Judge Martin In Quarter Sessions Court
this afternoon disehnrireH nil iv. ..
lators who were arrested last night by
...uuicuaiiv .uiiis. ine discharge of tha
men wns based on the act of 1SS3. It
was unaer inai act that the arrests were
In discharging the prisoners Judge Mar
tin declared that the act of liss con
talned no provision against the sale of
tickets for baseball games, but only
against the sale of theatre tickets on
Um public streets In front of theatres
Judge Martin heard the cases after tho
attorneys for the prisoners had sworn
out a writ of habeas corpus. The writ
was returnablo this afternoon.
Upon receiving their discharges the
scalpers made a rush from the courtroom
In tho direction nr ronini ..,., . ,.
a demand for thulr baseball ticket wnn h
were confiscated by the police when the
arrests were made. Judge Martin, before
leaving the tench, tlated that shouU tho
initio lemsu iu return tne tickets re
course could be taken throufh a writ of
News of Judge Martin's decision spread
like wildfire among other speculators who
didn't go to the ball grounds. They sta
tioned themselves almost outside of the
City Hall and around Juniper street and
began to sell their tickets.
While policemen and city detectives
were standing a few feet away the scalp
era kept shouting:
"Get your tickets for the world's
Ban Johnson, "czar" of the national
pastime, was followed for two blocks on
Uroud strict this morning by three per
sistent speculators who wanted to sell
him a batch of tickets.
Three thousand V, 13 and 15 tickets
were held In Ryan's agency at the Uslle-vue-Stratford
hint night, according to the
positive statement this morning of a high
police otitcial Hven those who paid
chferfull the rates demanded for the
seats wondered how Ryan got the teats
when it was next to Impossible to get
them at the regular sale.
Rates took a big jump this morning
Concluded oa Fat Two
umpires; uincen, ucuuiu me um
Byron, left field; Hltdcrbrand, right field
A great roar of npplause hurst from
tho stands when the announcer pro
nounced the name of Chief Bender, Con
nie Mack's choice to bring victory to
Philadelphia In the first game of the 1911
world's baseball championship scries.
Dick Rudolph received a splendid ovation
when It was learned that he was to do
fend the Braves ngalnst tho slugging
Athletics. Thero was no surprise when
tho entire Hne-up wns seen to correspond
with the majority of predictions.
Tho Athletics took the field early. For
30 minutes they pounded the practice of
ferings of Thomas and Coomb3 to all
corners of tho lawn. Each member of
the Athletic club Indicated by his pre
liminary batting that he had reached the
height of form.
At 1:20 o'clock the Braves, who had
been warming up for half an hour, took
the field for practice. Their hitting was
not as terrific as the Athletics, but tho
precision with which they met tho ball
surprised many local fans who had never
before seen them in action to doubt tho
ability of the Mnckmen to outhit their
rivals. The fielding work of both teams
was eagerly watched by the 21,000 specta
tors, who constantly cheered the brilliant
Athletics, and Maranvllle and Kvors, of
the Braves. If any one expected cither
of these two pairs of wonderful perform
ers to cieariy ouismne ine otner lie was
mli.tnken. There was discernible no ma
terial difference in the speed which the
men showed during the preliminary work
out. Big Charley Schmidt showed up well
around first bnse, but ho was no match
for his rival, Stuffy Mclnnls, In clever
ness and style.
In the outfield the Braves were at a
decided disadvantage. The speed of
Oldring, Strunk and Murphy, coupled with
their running Judgment of line drlvcd and
flies, showed the Boston trio to bo far In
ferior In natural uml acquired ability.
positions on the field and tho batteries,
the Athletics strolled out to their posi
tions amid great applause, which lasted
several minutes.
According to his custom. Chief Bender
fitrolled slowly to the mound, glanced
over the field. He gave Moran ft calm
"once over." then deliberately wound Up
and the 1911 world's series was on.
uenaer snui uei atunu. .hwhmi hm,--
off the next one. One ball was called.
Moran hit a foul down the left Held
line, .iiciiniia ian mj ,uu !.,' .v.i
easy foul. Evers hit tho first ball pitched
and Collins backed into right field ond
took It easily. Bender shot over a strike
on Connolly, then ha fouled ono Into the
stand. Connolly missed tho third strike
cleanly. No runs, 1.0 hits, no errors.
Rudolph shot a strike through the
heart of the plate. Murphy caught the
next ball squarely on his bat and drove
it between Evers and second bnse for a
clean single. Oldring attempted to bunt,
but missed the ball. Rudolph threw to
first, but Murphy was on the bag. His
next offering to Oldring was high inside.
Oldring sacrificed on tho nest, dumping
IMC U.lll III 4IUIIV " n.w I'tatv. gi woo
thrown out at first by Uowdy. Murphy
took a big lead off second as Collins let
a low one pas. Two balls were called
when Rudolph threw high on the outside
A low one on the side made it three balls.
Collins tuok one strike, then walked on
the next ball, which was a low curve.
Tlntr,.,. ott a I. If- hnn.l U'lion hot tt'ont ,rt !
but the best he could do was an eas
foul to Schmidt Murphy attempted to
take third after the out, but was thrown
out on a closo play, Schmidt to Peal, end.
iug the round. No runs, one hit, no
Bender opened the second inning with,
a wide curve to Whitted. Ilia next was
a fast one Inside. A high fast one fol
lowed, and three balla wcte called, Btulei
WU1MVU U. VIIIKV U..-(W. UIn ffflK ftjl-
other over in the same place. high
curve outside gave Whltted a pats. len
der made Whltted slide back to firt with
a quick throw. He tosaed two moire to
Mcltinis bfore Schmidt mused hi flj-t
ttrike Schmidt lilt the u-t one straight
ti to Oldring's hands in left !owdy let
a wide one pas Then Bndcr followed
with b fast one Inside. Another on a
the same place made it three bill Gowdy
Ckar skies and a broiling sun, which
gave the Mo to tho weather man. graced
tho opening of tho first game for tho
baseball championship today. Stands
were Jammed to the limit of their ca
pacity when the game began at 2 o'clock
And tho name of Bender echoed from
"0XW throats. Tho white of shirts and
waists had taken tho place of darker
wraps, and coats were taken off when
the sun became strong.
Boston's rooters flung back the chal
lenge of the Macklan host In prolonged
cheering, making up what they lacked
In numbers by their unity. Then White
Elephant and Brave fans got Into the
din together, and only n faint murmur as
of far-off music gave evidence that the
bnnd wns trying to make itself heard.
A fan in the upper grandstand leaned
so far over tho rnll trying to swallow
his heart when Bender started pitching
that ho lost his balance, and was only
saved from pitching over by others who
grabbed his leg.
The Athletic fans gave Gowdy a goodly
share of praise when he drilled tha
norsenido into deep left and drove home
tt bitted with the first run of the series.
.Maranvllle was also cheered to tho
echo when he sent Gowdy homo with tho
second run, but rifter that thick gobs of
gloom Bottled over grandstand and
bleachers. Tw
But when Mclnnls drew four balls and
Strunk sent him home with a single to
right the tumult shook tho steel and con.
croto of the stands and fans near the
dug-out swung thenibclves out over Its
short ronr nn.i ,..,..! ...... .
t.n .. . "" ineir nats at tha
Athletic players, who danced and Jumped
about llko schoolboys.
1-X6henrrath lr.k the fleI" for "ractlce at
I.lo. B5 that tlmo several reserve seat
holders had filed into tho stand 'and I fha
men" wlVr "llIy ten mfnutes dFou?
mon l h megiphones assembled in front
of tho band and tried to get the fans to
S1''"1 n ong. The band struck up
"ore taking the field and sover.il of tha
Boston ball players reached the r pos !
tions at the ono-step. dip and glide.
,h,, . """V. a oattlng practice had
the r eye on the press stand, and severe
hv . VUpQ,n',8 ,only escaped being hit
by fouls by dodging under the table
Stalllngs failed tu put In an appear
once In the dugout until Just betore th8
gamo started. Apparently by that tin...
he had changed his mind about testing
ithn-J"f !' f 'i16 MeChUlniddv nose Jty
1 o clock human tv t,.n ... .,.,..,. .
Iind hOUSe tons r.n Ml. I. .
rner0- '
Men and women no larger than ants at
With the arrival of Connie r,, , .,
dugout ten minutes before th- game
started a noted Chippy ,ndian started
to warm up-Charies Albert Bender
Bender got one of the greatest ovations
of his life Stalllngs leaned far forward
In the Boston dugout and kept his e5e
glued on Bender.
The neat little gift of Hugh B rhi,'
!"' lo,Edd,e '"n he most valuabi,
plar of the American Leagm. a Ull
automobile of tUe Chalmer fa1
on the field Just befo.e the game sl.tc0
Braves and White Elephants ..uh- i
around It and the formal premaiw.i
i.An W?" 0rmy ot Photographers numer
lcall stronger than both teams, caihere-l
around and took photographs of the en
tile collection and then snapped rull.ns
sluttiins hands with John R. Evers. wbu
will be presented with a slmiiai tar ..
Woston. as the most valuable National
League player.
The only noto of contempt before th
game started cams from the photog
rapher. As In former jears, the camera
meu were made the butt of the police
men's desire to show his authomj After
btiiug chaed from a vantage point
north of the dugout they were hounded
from plaee to place by the brass-button
Some one had the order countermanded.
Fandom storn4 the citadel of SMb
Park today by way of the turnstii
lre for th Drat game of the series.
At noon the bleacaan were Ailed with
blue-eed mm aad Uojb who t"od the
40-ho'ir vigil and thousands of others i
had staved hume to slaep clamored vafnl
at the xatea for adiiueeJon
With several hundred women scatter
CotuiwltiX sa Face Tw
Concluded oa race Two