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VOL. 11-NO. 1
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER J I, U)lo.
CorraretiT, mis, xt tub roano Lteun CouriM.
PIUOE ONE OJBKT
PHILLIES TROUNCE PIRATE
BROWNS TOY WITH MACK
BIG ARMIES AT
'Eall of Czar's Naval Base
Matter of Days Railway
Centre Menaced by Drive
'dvinsk ALSO IN DANGER
BEHLIN, Sept. II. CuttlnK of the Vllno-
Petrograd railway In tlirce places has
opened the way for strenuous prosccu-
tlon of the Teutonic campaign In the
north. Great armies nre being hurled at
Ulea, the Czar's seaport base, and Vllna,
the dominating railroad centre In the
Official announcement of the capture of
Riga by German troops Is expected short
ly A report that tlte Itusslati seaport
had been taken was In circulation hero
H Is apparent, however, that the Rus
sians will not be nblo to bar the route
to Riga much longer. German nrtllleiy
has driven the defending SIas from the
cut bank of the river, thus permitting
th construction of pontoon bridges to re-
j place those which the Qusslans destroyed
on their retreat irom me wesi oarm.
The city of Dvinsk also Is expected to
&fatl Into possession of the Germans vrv
1U11X 1). "KICKS" AT PRICE
OF SHOES; 1XCRKASB OF $3
Tells Bootmaker Ho Will Not Pay ?18
CI.EVEI.AND, oTscpt H -John D
Rockefeller today Informed his New York
shoemaJter that he did not Intend to
Htnnd for a M n pnlr boost In the price
of shots, lie returned a new pair of fall
shoes, with a bill for 1S, noting thereon
that he had paid $15 for 0 oals and
Kuuia noi pn moro now. Ho mai
ms old shoes this n Inter.
PUTS THE PHILS
ONE RUN IN LEAD
Chalmers and Adams Hit
Hard in Third Game
FIGURED IN HAVERFORD PLAY
COSTELLO IS CHASED
FORBES I'lELD. I'lttsburgh, Ta .
Sept. 14 Both Babe Adams and George
Chalmers started badl this afternoon,
the former jlcldlng two earned runs and
the latter three In the first Inning.
The Phillies' tallies resulted from
toon. The official reports show that three Stock's triple. I'nskerfs single. Cravath's
Mparate forces are advancing upon
Dvinsk, whence the Germans may open
I their campaign against Petrograd, 3.'0
'miles an ay.
NEARLY EVACUATION OF VILXA
NECESSARY, SLAVS ADMIT
Foe's Losses in Two Months 465,000,
t Petrograd Estimates
PETROGRAD, SoPt. 14.
Evacuation of Vllna will follow the cv
tine of the Vllna-Petrograd Hallway. It
. aa semiofficially admitted today.
,The Germans have reached the railway
"saloway between Vllnn and Dvinsk. sever
ing the rail communication between tho
Russian forces concentrated about theae
two centres. One German nrmv is nress-
fag eastward north of Vllna and another
oymg eastward frwm the reg(on .of
PFarip. 'Retirement from''mVdanCaftus
RHcnt probably -will be necessary within
,' The battle southeast of Riga is dally
3 growing more furious. General von
Ktaeier has Been reinforced by von Hln
'denburg and Is making every effort to
hatter the Russian front nn the nvlnn
J from Dvinsk to within 30 miles of, Riga.
'The Germans are renewing their nttempt
to cross the Dvlna near Linden under a
curtain of terrific artillery nre.
The Teuton army moving on Dvinsk
from the southwest' has advanced five
miles along the Vllkomlr- road- This was
owaaiiy admitted today, but It was
stated that the assaults upon Dvinsk
from, the west havo been fruitless.
, .Austro-German losses in tlm flehtlnir nf
, the last two months were officially estl
(Biated at 466.000 men. In a ranorf tantiprl
f'today. The prisoners taken by the Rus-
,t aians State that entlra rpclmpnt.. w..a
it destroyed In the attack upon the positions
v wq vzars troops.
i. ("ore man 7U.00U prisoners nr In tin
f4 1'4nds of the Russians as a result of the
operations of the last three weeks. From
Biese It Jias been learned that the Ger
mans are finding It difficult to shift troops
M readily as they did at the beginning of
ie campaign In Poland.
TORRID HEAT KILLS
ONE AND PROSTRATES
iruuit; inttltLUlU SUAKS
H6ttest September 14 in His
tory of Local feather
hit and an Infield out. A pas, and sin
glea by Johnston, Barney and Hlnchman,
plus Wagner's sacilflce lly t,av the
Pirates their trio of runs
The crowd again was rather smtll and
the weather excessively hot.
Costello was put out of the game In
the first Inning and fined $10 by Umpire
The Phillies came back In the second
and tied the score on BurnB' single and
Stock tripled to the fence in left cen
tre. Vlox threw out Bancroft, Stock
holding third. Paskert singled to left,
scoring Stock. Cravath singled over sec
ond, sending Paskert to third. Luderus
forced Cravnth, Vlox to Wagner, Paskert
scoring. Whltted lined lo Barney. Two
runs, three hits, no errors.
Carey walked. Caroy went to second
Continued an rmreTwo,- dr!HmnThre1
IN HAVERFORD TENNIS
Princeton Man in Intercollegi
ate Event Trounces Hopkins,
Yale, 6-3 and 6-4.
NO RELIEF IN SIGHT
One death and fan nM,tMtinn. ! ik.
W,r?. Ur tday, the hottest Septem
K?r " ln tne record of the local Weather
fc The dead nerann la .Tni.nh Xfntt CA
wr old, 3333 North Water street, who
-( "vcrcomo at ma noma and died ahort
m afterward Those prostrated are
IVIm XHr.1ED..a.lm overcome at 10th and
KoBS. ,et" "ahnemann Hospital, union.
BtSiSf iIc?,?yEHN. J800 Judaon street, over
Hff in icth street car, Bt. Joseph's Hoa-
fl'NVAAS HIT Olrard avenue, over.
MDit.li ,2,h an4 Brown streets. St Joaeph'e
!s!Ho."oltil,h t-1"""1"' rt. M-
E'? temperature began qllmblns early,
kUi. k ln' sun penetrated the haio
r; pvrrea over the city during the
iUtO-clnnl. i. ... . . ... . i-
i.r i . " J"'l' in two iiours to
i vreaklnir h-. .A. n.. ...
lLkT 'P.e mrcury continued to climb.
H.i P aeWee. mark--which It
wai,,ta for two hours
--, uiiuuspnere, towever, is not as
MBlng ; as was fhut of yesterday,, the
"'ty hllVlnir rtpf ruii(.,1 Tl Wnnlhrr
. mlkeB Pioililse of better condU
" Ha advises that talk nf tha heat
SUDniPSfiA1 MA .!.. M .
, rr.-r-t aim mm uifiijiucnva,
Jf" only tend to Increase our lemnera-
' Kulllvaii S7 eart old, 3111 Mercer
2i was oercome by the heat at
-7ui.ii. avenue nd I.lpplncott street,
vai rt.nifivA4 i. i.a i.i....ni ifn.
i, .-...v,vM .4. .IIV .lHWll .
r Plilln,i.tnL.- i ...-....(,,
kvllw WaiineaAiLtit Hail in nimUr.
jp?w xndi, ,h0itbj iitutk,
HAVERFORD. Pa., Sept. 14.-There
was but little action In this morning's
round for the intercollegiate lawn tennis
championship at the Merlon Cricket Club,
several of the principal participants. In
cluding ex-nattonal champion, R. Norrls
Williams, leprcsentlng Harvard, receiv
This afternoon Williams played Young
K. C. Kennedy, the Red nnd Blue star.
Leonard Beekman, of Prlncton, former
national Interscholastlo champion, figured
In one of the victories, Hopkins, of Yale,
crumbling before his fierce attack ln
straight sets ut 6-3, 6-4.
One Pennsylvania hope was dashed to
the ground when E. M. Edwards was
taken Into camp by William Blair, Cor
nell, at 7-X, 6-2, Williams played a cou
ple of social ftlB with J. S. Pfaffman, a
teammate, and was the centre of In
terest and attraction to an admiring
group of youngsters.
With Edwards out of It, the trio of
Pennsylvania players who remain are
Kennedy, J. R. Rowland and Jack Diss
ton. Jr. G. M. Church, Princeton, the
singles champion, was graduated last
June, but Williams and Richard Harte,
both of Philadelphia, representing
Harvard, will defend the doubles cham
pionship, which starts tomorrow,
n. Norrl Williams. Zd, Harvard, won from
Douglaaa Wattera. New Orleana, b default
Frank Hunter, Cornell, defeated Harold Har
ey. Princeton, 0-4, 0-4,
O. t' Caner, Hanard, defeated P. I.armon.
Dartmouth. 8-1, 0-7. , , .,.....,
Leonard IJeekman. Princeton, defeated Hop
kins. Yale. 0-3, 0-4. ....
mon Dartmouth, by default.
William lllalr, Cornell, defeated E. M. Ed
wards, Penn, T-fi, 0-2,
PLEDGE TO U. S.
Berlin Indorses Promise
Ships Will Not Be Sunk
BERLIN. Sept 11
The Internttlonnl News Services ro
t.vlp1 the following statftnent ftom ths
IVtcUn (tlTIco today:
"Iho Gtiman dccHrntlon that passenger
Mp lll not be torpedoed without warn
ing unless they tiy to escape when sum
moned to stop or oftor resistance holds
"As for thp Arrthlc case, there seems
to be met el) n difference of opinion about
the fncts, which does not affect the aboe
mentioned principles "
It is said that the Hespctlnn was not
sunk b a German submarine
WASHINGTON, Sept 14.
State Department olllclnls showed gteat
elation today when told that the German
Torelgn Office had indorsed the pledge
that panscngei shlpi would not be sunk
without warning given by Ambassador
on Bernstorff to Sectetarj of State Lan
This action. It was declared, made It
plain that Germnny H desirous of reAch
Ing an amicable agreement with the
United Stnti'S on the entire submarine
question Negotiations can now be car
ried on much easier and much faster, It
Neither Secretary Lansing nor Ambas
sador on Bernstorff could bo reached
earl this aftcmoon for comment on tho
dispatch from Berlin, which was the
first word of Geimanj's action received
Officials at the State Department de
clared that the Berlin dispatch cleared
away anj doubt that mUlu haie existod
as to the meaning of "linoru o.h v.
I Ambassador von Bernstorff ln his cniv !
F mil.ll.nlli. . T 1
iiiuiHLniiuii iu uunaing.
The State Department alwayB had taken
it foi granted that this meant merchant
rblps carr!ng passengers The action of
the Foreign Ofilce Is the more pleasing,
it -was said, because It removes any vt
tlgo of doubt.
KsffiHronl,y.n.tjcetfon seeml.igly ln-dliipue.
r.ia winmer mis concession wviuld is
acceptable to President Wilson, who h
lemniided that Germany dispose of tho
Afnblc case nnd SDerlficntlv Hi.n,.n. u
deaths ..f merlcans through the loss
cf that liner.
Leonard Beekman, of Princeton, the full-length figure, won his first
round match in tho intercollegiate tennis championship matches
today by defeating Hopkins, of Yale, G-3 and 6-4. Harold Harvey,
of Princeton, in the circle, was beaten by Frank Hunter, Cornell, 6-4
and 6-4 in a spectacular contest.
ST. LOUIS SLUGGERS
AGAIN PUNISH MACKS
IN FINISH GO OF SERIES
Knowlson Driven From Mound
in Opening Inning, and
WyckoiT Takes Up the i
THREE HOME RUNS HIT
Dartmouth, ta. Irving
PJtrrV0W'ebbr' Y,le- v ltcW vluioa J'-
K. C, Kennedy, Penn, va, r. Norrla Williams,
flunter, Princeton, va. Caner, Harard.
Iteekmair. Princeton, va l'fafrman, Harvard
lllalr. Cornell, vs. William Hand, Harvard
Joiua. Dartmouth. v J n. Uowland, Penn
De Camp Coffey, Trlnceton.
EX-OFFICIAL OF NEW YORK
INDICTED FOR MURDER
Bench Warrant Issued for Former
Deputy Street Cleaning Commissioner
NEW YORK. Sept. I4.-An Indictment
charging Michael A Rofrano, former
Deputy Commissioner Qf Street Cleaning,
with murder in the first degree was re
turned to Judge Malone In th Court of
Special Sessions today. Rofrano Is
charged with hiring twp assassins to kill
-Mifhn! nalmarl. one of the henchmen
of ex-Hherlff Thomaa Folej
SNOW IN MIDDLE WEST
Kansas and Nebraska Shiver While
I'lIlLLIPSBURa. Kan., Sept. H. - An
lni.li of snow fell In Norton. 'Phillips and
Pmlth counties early today 8ow aNj
fell In Nebraska.
Heat QU FttwU Stimk
lie cnol "! " "
SHIBB PARK, Sept. 14. The Athletics'
pitchers gave a weird exhibition In the
first two Innings today, and gave the
Browns a line start toward their seventh
Knowlson started the game for the
Mackmen, but he retired Mter one Inning.
Fine support and good luck enabled him
to hold the Browns to one run in this
Wyckoft relieved K,now!son, and Ijls lack
of control and failure (o field a bunt
gave St. Louis two more runs.
Manager Rickey sent Young Parks, a
recruit from Lexington, Ky , against the
Mackmen, and he started off In fine style.
Bhotten hit the first ball pitched to the
right fl$ld wall for a triple . Howard
walked. Howard started to s,teal while
Knowlson held the ball, but was re
tired, Knowlson to Malone. Bhotten
scored, however Slsler walked On a
hit-and-run play, Pratt singled to left.
Blsler taking third Pratt stole second
Lee walked, filling the bases. Jacobspn
hit Into a double play, Oldrlng to Malone
to Mclnnla. One run, two hits, no errors.
Continued on rage Two, Column Two
- r i
GOLD IN .VIRGINIA
i i.!.. i i . ,
Phlladelnhian Finds Precious Depos
ition His Estate
John V Ptoer, of this city, believes he
has mruck a. rich, vein of. gold In West
Mrglnla. Work was brgun today, at
Manhelm, lit that State) on A plant for
reducing the oie. it Is said that thero
are fairly larjw quantities of sola and
platinum In that vMnlty. '
Mr Stoer. whrt Uvea at 41? West Man
helm stiett, aermantpwn, has been test
InK on tho land owned tjiera by him for
a, Jong time, and ras come to the con
elusion that the land fi rich enough to
warrant begtnrtw .werk The plant will
be complcUU by CH;toWr 1,
AWARD OF ARMORY
CONTRACT TO WIGGINS.
CANCELED BY BOARD
Irregularity in Bid Causes
State Body to Order
HEED FONDER'S PROTEST
At a special meeting In Hnrrlsburg to
day thoStata Atmory Board canceled the
contract awarded last week to the Fidelity
Construction Corripany for the erection of
a new armory at a3d street nnd Lancaster
avenue, for the First Philadelphia Squad
ron and decided to readvortlso At the
outset be It knpw that the Fidelity Con
struction Company s the now name for
..John R. Wiggins & Co , of Clay-Wlgglns
Singularly enough Wiggins came to
grief with tho Armory Board by tho samo
act which goj lilm within the shadow of
the Penitentiary, that la by substitution
of cheaper material. The specifications
on tho armory Job, of which Philip U,
Johnson Is, the arlhltrct, called for two
specific klnda of granite " "or equal."
Thoro were 22 bidders, ej) of whom bid
upon the specifications "afc they were."
aave Wiggins, who madafin alternate and
lrregulat bid by specifying a granite
which he and any and all contractors
cduld buy In the open market at JMOO
cheaper than the standard granites
specifically named in the specifications.
Notwithstanding this Irregularity, th
Armory Board awarded tho contract to
RESCINPS TO AVERT SCANDAL,
Edward P. Fonder, who with other bid
dera bid straight according to specifica
tions, entered a protest. The atmory
board, appaiently fearing p. scandal,
rescinded the awo,rd and today had a re
Btrangely enough, Mr Johnson, the ar
chltett, was not at the opening of the
original Wds. but. when telephoned from
Harrlsburg, told the board that he con
sidered the granite substituted and par
tlculariiod by Wlggina as 'equal" to the,
granltea which he had tpecjneally named
Thla manifest absurdity, attempted to ex
plain a difference In freight rates was
too big a dose for the State Armory Board
Mr Johnbon tried to cover up what waa 1
raantteauy a "jotter" apd what the moat
.Continue pa l't Two, Column live
EDUCATION BOARD MAY
HOLD UP OWN BUILDING
Resolution Presented Which
Would Delay Erection of AH-
A resolution, which. If adopted, will tie
up Indefinite!) the erection of the pro
posed administration building for the
Boaid of Education wns offored b John
Wanamaker at the meeting of tho Board
this afternoon A site for the adminis
tration building alieudy has been pur
chased on Arch street, between 15th nnd
16th streets, nt n cost of $250,000 and the
money for tho erection of the structure
has practlcnlls been provided
The resolution Introduced by Mr. Wan
amaker gave ns a teason for the delay
the fact that the coit of establishing
the continuation schools required under
tho new child labor law wtmld be so
great that the administration building
could not bo provided for at this time.
The resolution was referred to the Prop
Tho resolution called for the appoint
ment of a committee of three who would
look around for a larger site. This would
be purchased and the building erected
several jcars from now when the board
will have more available monej Mr.
Wanamaker expressed the opinion that
the site nlreadi putchased could be sold
"J, Edds Howe, "millionaire hobo" and
president of the International Brother
hood Welfare Association, appeared be
fore the Property Committee of the Board
of Education this afternoon and asked
that permission be granted the associa
tion to use one of tho old, abandonee!
schoolhouses In the centre of the city a?
a hotel for ' hobos."
The matter will be taken up for dls
ousslon at the next meeting of the committee.
The Kensingtonian Says:
Charlfs Derby, the popular ice cream
and ojsfer dealer of Ktntingtan, Is look
inp tor a Chinese oook and a colored
iixiitrest, in anticipation of a very heavy
butintss next moiif
LOST AND FOUND
WHAT DID VOU LOSBt
WHAT DID YOU FINDf
Alt loit articles advertlted In the
Lder will be ll.tad'ln, a pfrmJn'ent
flte at Ladser Caairal. when the
finder can docata the owner at any
!Lm5v u u h found an article
that haa not been advertised aa loat
the Ledger will also record sour
name and addiesa and alit In find
Ins the rightful owner, who will be
placed In touch with you TJila Ilka
all other service at Ledger Central
niNUS, two. loat at torner of 10th and Cheat
nut. ona diamond tolluire with enzravtna
"Letter and Marie," the other eapphlre and
two diamond! Liberal reward If returned to
Y. I Law ton, 5520 Uorrla at., q.rraao?'
BOX-lwl from automobile between VMtanova
aud Broad at., via UEId, Cheatuut, 2d anJ
Spruce, small white boa eomalnliiK two baby
una. vcr old rtcward. Phone Bryn Mawr
DIAMOND STONE LOST-Hoy who found dla
round atone at corner of loth and Chestnut
will recall e reward by coramunUattnz with
Y L IJiwlen RBS0 Uorrla at Jlernuntowu
LObT E ,id i ulT Una marked lVf M.
Ilelurn lo Sul ln tiros lonpany Real
EatatK Truii I i,g Haward
UOdTON BHINIiLK. wldle breaat. Ion la
Onwyd phooa csnwyd &H WKewarO.
Ufaer clainfiej adaon ja;e it arti U,
PHILLIES WIN FROM PITTSBURGH
PHILLJW f h o c . PITTSBURGH r li o a c
SUta, 8b ' 1 3 1 S 0 Cnrey, If 113 0 0
Bccroft, M ( 0 I, 4 9 Johnston, lb l 1 10 0 0
rawjkrt,V V i 0 0 0 Barney, of 1 2 2 0 o
Cntth,tf J S I 0 0 Hihohmnnrf 0 1;.2 0 0
Ltfflern, lb Hi 2 Wnx, ep" - (J 1;U o
WhttWjf tVo I Vlox,Sb '-,- oil 4 0
Ntohoit, 8b o9 j 8 0 IJnlrd, rib 0"0 tf o
B. Hftkfjt t 7 1 0 Gibson, c 0 0 4,0 0
OhlW ", ' t'l 1 4 6 AtlmB,p 0 0 00 0
HM,p 0! 140
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4 U 27 If 0
3 8 27 12 0
T BUM'S ATHLETICS
AnckMf , p
4 8 27 14 S
0 0 1
0 3 0
12 12 27 6 2
TODAY'S BASEBALL SCORES
t 2 O 4 O O
ATHt-ETirs OOOOI 1 1 1
Farlw. and Tiiry, Kti-v! o-. and ICcAvoy.
PHILLIES 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
PITTSBURGH 300 O OOOO
Chloia and usttafj Adams aud Qib3on.
v '- . U , ' Ujf5?WAir,4LEAGpE..
DETSOOT QIOOO, 002 0-3
hewtomc O O 2 O 00 0-0 0-2
Xoudarmilk and Stariage; Magridgc nnd Alexander.
UiLLUAOO O O 1 O 0 O
BOSTON O O O O O O
lien jik! Schnlk; R-th md Thomas.
2-12 12 ?
0-4 5 S
0- 4- T1 O
0-3 3 0'
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O O O
Carter a'ad 0KtUl; Dumont andHenry,
CINGITTNATI 1 4 1 O 1 ? ( 0
Schauer and Dc.r, IJv nU 7i.'C"
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BALTIKOBSB 3 0 0 0 1 0 3
OHIOAOO, o o 4 0 2
8cfti awl.BanNB; Brown jtaud' Wilson.
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TBaatwa, vWMsMmt WMtttad Hartley,
SUFFRAdWIB TO WOLT SAN FRAHCISCO PAPER FOR A HXt
SAN" HaUUrtnOKO, Sept. 14.-4Kiffragl8ts, holdinjr thalr flfet
political covatton In thjb olty, -will edit the San Francisco 2JuUeU
on paturdy, Jt wm annorairaad todayl Mrs, 0. H. P. Belmont, tM
t euffraglsttlatMlMPOtiiw TSwk, will be editor-in-chief, '
I)FT!L n i- "- rTTTSEURGH GA3tIE
JHaattv-Wvi.- Kiahff arM4i, 1
riajjjiea .! inri out Btooh HO Jn. ,'CoJllnS patUd J
and- fanned Munibv batted fox Hill asnd was tbrtw t
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