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S&WSS.*" VOL. 76—NO. 110.
Great Pitchers' Battle
Between Plank and
James, in Which the
Boston Man Gets the
Better of the Argu
ment in the Early
Crowd Equal to That 1
of Yesterday. Arrives
Early At Shibe Park
—Ticket Scalpers andj
Builders of Housetop
Grandstands Win in
Sjr Auoctatotf
Shibe. Fark, Philadelphia, Oct. to.
Boscon won tc-day's game with the
Philadelphia Athletics by a score of 1
to O. The onlv run was in the ninth in
cms. Boston now has two games in the
series and the Athletics none.
* R. H. O. A. E i
Mann, rf ...... ft 2 0 fl 0
Ever*. 2b ) 2 1 4 0
lather. It' ft n 2 0 0 t
Whined. •t' 0 0 1 0 0
6>. en i;. lb .... D 112 t 0
Go.v-iy 0 i> $ I 0
CS! irar.ville, ss .. . ft « 1 1 5 1
(Deal. 3b 1 1 2 2 0
Jin.- I) 0 0 1 0
Totals 1 7 21 1« 1
R. H O. A. E.
Murphy, rf ft 0 2 0 ft
O' trill.'. 11' ft ft ft 0 0
Collins. 2b ft 1 2 ft
Biker. 3b 0 ft 2 4 0
-M.lnn s. lb 0 ft 7 0 1
Strunk. ' ft i» 4 0 0
Birry. »* ft ft 2 5 0;
Schscg. c 0 1 5 2 1
1' sink, p i> ii o 1 ft
xWaish it 0 0 il o
Totas "ft ~2 27 14 ~2
xßatted for Plans in ninth.
R. H. E.
Bo*: in "oftftftft ft ft 1 1 7 1
A'hlet - . ft ft ft oftftft 0 0 0 2 1
Two-base h -■>. Scimng. Deal. Double
play* Maranviile to Kv-rs to Schmidt.'
Base* n: ba s, „e p l«n. 4. off .lames.
A o-. bv Plank. •>; In- Jumes.
$ Hit ■ [>.tcher, Maranvie. Passed |
balls. Schang. -
Shioe Park. Philadelphia. Oct. Ift.
The Boston Brav.v. X?nonal league
pennant w.unefs, v -torious in the open
ing .if the world's series
campaign of 1914. gave battie upon;
Siri.e fieU 3gain to-dav wit>h roe Phiia
de.-_>hia"S. Twenty thoii«sn.| .er
»i>us vi»w>M the fray au 1 cheered the
American League champions ' their;
efforts to i rn the fortunes of battle
in their favor and thereby place the.
two TOCtender< for the season's base
bail honors on even terms.
To-day s game was almost crucial
for tne Athlct s. A defewt meant tha/t
Boston would open their two-day home
stav in Fenway Park ou \(on>iav witih
oaty two more victories needed to .
riin.-h the b g title in baseball, while,
the Athletics would be for-e.l to strog j
pie desperately to take four full gajnea |
to w: n the world's sene*. Betting was
even late to-day on the outcome of the I
■'We have looked the Avbleties over: i
taken their measure in the first game
and beaten up their big gun. Bender,"
sa d Manager Stai lings. of the Boston
club before the game. ' 'We will win
the series. It's Tyler or James to-dav.
Either can make the Athletics throw
their bats awav."
The Athletics looked to Eddie Planlc's
cross-fire to crumple up the Boston on
slaught to-.lay. The veteran southpaw
ftinger was (Manager Mack's early
eioice for the firing line.
"We'll be out there to-day fighting
all the way." said Jack Barry, short
stop of the Athletics. "Our club ■ omea ,
ba»k quickly after defeat and we
won t look ike the same t-eam when we J
get to hitting."
The day was built for baseball. The j
sun dried up the moist clouds during 1
the morning and shone brilliantly upon 1
the »oft greens of the in and outfields.
The two went about their bat
ting and fieidiag practice with zest and
a degree of speed and artnanship that
promised a smart and grimly fought
Plank and Sc'nang were announced
as the batteries for the Athletics;
James and Gowdy were announced as
the batteries for Boston.
First Half—Plank's first serve was
a ball, curve breaking wide of the plate.
The next one came over for a strike.
Mann out. Collins to Mrlnnis. Collins
took the ball ba< k of aeeond on the and made a fast play on the run
rer. Evers scratched an infield single,
•which Plank could not get in time to j
wake a throw. Cather fanned on'three ;
|>itc4»e«l balls. Whitted walked. Plank I
mCSB %
«k St at- 4tKmmlnkpenktii
The line-up at the start of to-day's game follows:
Mann, rf. Murphy, rf.
Evers. '2b. Oldring. If.
Cather. If. Collins, 2b.
Whitted, cf. Baker. 3b.
Sehmidt, lb. Mclnnis, lb.
Gowdy, c. Strunk, cf.
Maranviile, ss. Barry, ss.
Deal, 3b. Schang, c.
James, p. Plank, p.
Umpires: Hildebrand behind bat: Byron on bases; Klem and
Dineeu on left and right field foul lines.
Leader of Athletics Who Are Battling
for Championship
made a kick when Hildebrand called
the last pitci a bail. Schmidt died out
to Stru::k. No runs, one hit, one error.
Second Half—lames" first ball was
an inshoot. but it was *oo low. The
second was a strike. Murphy walked.
Murphy was out when James threw
wildly to Schmidt, who quickly recov
ered the ball and threw to Maranville,
who took a r e of Murphy. Oldring out.
I>ea! to Schmidt. Peal also threw out
Collins. No run?, no hits, no errors.
First Half—Gowdy was given a
'hand when he came to bat. Plank
fooled Gowdy on the first oue. which
was a siow curve. Gowdy walked.
Plank was unable to control his wide
curves. Maranville sacrificed, Baker to
Melunis. Plank took Deal's smash and
I tossed to Baker, who threw to Collins,
who ton lie i Gowdy as he tried to slide
back to second. Deal stole second.
Deal was almost caught between the
lases, but Schang's tarow was a little
wide, so that Mclnnis was not in posi
tion to throw to second before Deal
made the bag Schang threw wild to
catch Deal off second, but Barrv saved
him an error with a high jumping
catch. James fanned. No runs, no
hits, no errors.
Second Half —Baker fouled out to
Schmidt. James worked a fast one
and a quick-breaking spitter ou the
Athletics. Mclnnis fanned. Strunk
also was a strikeout victim. No runs,
no hits, no errors.
First H^lf—Barry threw out Mann.
It was a slow roller and Barry only
got the bail after a hard ruu. His snap
throw had Minn by only a few feet at
the bag. Evers singled solidly to cen
ter after having two strikes called on
him. It was his second hit. Evers
was almost picked off tirst by Schang, l
but Mclnnis dropped the ball. Gather
out on a fly to Baker. Evers tried to
steal but Whitted fouled off a ball.
Evers out. stealing Schang to Coliins,
It was a pitch out and Evers was
caught ten feet of the bag. No runs,
one hit, no errors.
Second Half—Barry flie«l out to I
Cather. Schang also flew out to <"ather,'
who took the ball over near the left!
field line. The crowd gave the veteran
Eddie Plank a big hand when he came
to plate. Piank out, on three straight
strikes. No runs, no hits, no errors.
First Half—Whitted out on a tower-;
ing fly to Strunk. Schmidt smashed a i
single to right field after the count on
him was three and two. Gowdy out,
on aAy to Murphy. Maranville sent
a singie to right, Schmidt going to sec
ond. Barry ma te a wonderful stab of I
Deal 's high bounder and touched sec- i
ond forcing Maranville. The bail was
almost a sure hit on which Schmidt
could have easily scored. Xo runs, two'
hits, no errors.
Second Half—James took Murphy's
weak roller and tossed him out. Old-'
ring couldn't fathom James' speed and
struck out. Maranville threw Collins
out at first. James' pitching was gilt
edged he had not allowed a hit in the i
first four innings and had sent the 1
! Athletics' batters back to the bench in
1. -. 3 order. No ruus, no hits, no er
i rors.
First Half—James struck out.
Vlanu shot a hot single over second
base. Evers flied out to Strunk. Mann
ran down to second but got back to
first before St-unk's throw reached
the bas:. Harry took Cather's grounder
and tossed to Collins forcing Mann.
No runs, one hit, no errors.
Second Half—Baker flew out to
Whitted. Mclnnis fanned for his sec
ond time. Strnnk also struck out for
the second time, which made six strike
out for James. No ruus. no hits, no
First Half —Whitted popped out to
Collins. Schmidt threw his shoulder
into the way of a slow ball ami start
ed to walk to first but the umpire
called him back. Schmidt fled out to
Murphy who had to go up near the
fence to make the catch. Gowdy walk
ed on four pitched balls. Maranville
was hit with a pitched ball. Baker took
Deal's roller and touched third forcing
Gowdy. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Second Half— : Maranv ll e threw out
Barry at first. Schang got a two-bagger
to left. It was the Athletics' first hit.
He was almost caught at second but a
good s'op saved him. Schang was out
| when the boll got away from Gowdy
who quickly got it and threw the Ath
letiv catcher out at third. Maranville
tossed out Plank. No runs, oue hit, no
First Half—James struck out for
the third time. Mann struck out.
Sjhang to Mclnnis. Baker threw out
Evers. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Second Half —Murphy fanned. Evers
tossed out Oldring. Coliins beat out an
infield hit. Collins was picked off first
base. James to Schmidt. No runs,
one hit, no error.
First Half—Barry threw out Cath
-1 er. Mclnnis saved Barrv from a wild
throw. Whitted was safe when Mcln
ni dropped Barry's perfect throw Bar
ry getting an assist. Whitted was
forced at second Collins taking
Schmidt's grounder and tossing to
Barry. Gowdy fouled out to Strunk. No
| runs, no hies, one error.
| Seoond Half —Evers tossed out Ba
ker. It was announced the official fig
ures for attendance were the same as
yesterday. Maranville dropped Mcln
nis" foul. Mclnnis fouled out to Deal.
Strunk out. Evers to Schmidt. No
runs, no hits, one error.
First Haif—Barrv threw out Mar
anville. Deal got a two bagger over
Strunk s head. Deal stole third ,when
Schang threw to Barry to catch him
napping. James struck out for the
fourth time. Deal scored ou Mann's
hit which was just out of Collins'
reach. Mann went to second on a pass
ed ball. Evers walked. Evers was out
lat second, Barrv taking Cather's
| smash, tossing to. Collins. One run, two
! hits, one error.
j Second Half—Barry walked. Schang
struck out, Barry going to second.
Walsh batting for Piank. Scorer gave
, Barry a stolen base. A double play
: ended the inning, Maranville took Mur
phy's grounder and touched second
forcing W r alsh. He then threw out
Murphy at first. No runs, no hits, no
Philadelphia, Oct. 10.—With on«
victory safely tucked away the Boston
Braves met the Philadelphia Americans
in the second game of the world's se
ries to-day with added confidence and
a grim determination to make it two
straight. The Athletics, although de
feated in tne initial struggle, were
equally determined to even the series
and they were not a whit discouraged.
The ticket speculating fraternitv won
a legal victory when habeas corpus
proceedings forced the release of those
arrested for vending admission tickets
I yesterday. Few tickets for to-day's
game, however, were in the hands of
| the speculators when the hour for the
staging of the contest arrived. Many
purchasers secured barga.ns in ticket's
yesterday when at the last moment the
holders found that they would be un
able to use the high priced pasteboards.
! Every one who had a ticket to-day
! seemed determined to use it to see the
game or had friends who would.
The builders of miniature grand
stands on housetops overlooking the
grounds also scored in a legal tilt with
; the police and building inspectors when
i it was discovered that taev could not
be forced to tear down their stands.
King Charles, of Rumania, Dies
Petrograd, Oct. 10, Via London, 6.12
P. M.—King Charles, of Rumania, is
Amsterdam. Oct. 10, Via London.
6.30 P. M.—A telegram received here
j from Vienna says* that King Charles,
of Rumania, died Chis morning.
Four Visiting Fire Com
panies Remaining in
the City Will Depart
j COST $50,000 FOR
Finance Committee of the Firemen's
Union to Meet on Monday Even
ing to Settle Up Convention Affairs
—To-night Last for Street Lights
Four lire companies out of the nue
hundred or more that were in tue city
for the State firemen's convention re
mained in the city this morning.
Fakirs closed up street stands and
decorations began to coiue down from
I individual buildings. To-night will be
the last night for the decorative light
ing of the street.
Members of the Harrisburg Fire
men's Union began closing up the
business affairs of the convention this
morning. Howard O. Ho'stein, chair
man of the finance committee of the
I nion, has called a meeting of his
committee for Monday evening at the
headquarters. 420 Market street.
Mr. Hoistein this morning estimated
the total expenditure for every pur
pose for entertaining the convention at
the round figure of $50,000. The great
est expenditure was that of the fire
men s union, which will reach some
i thing over $9,000. The two biggest
j items in this were for the badges and
prises for the parade and contests.
Checks were the prize uiouey were
mailed out this marning.
How the Money Wu Spent
I The money spent by the fourteen in
dividual fire companies in 'he citv
will average SI,OOO. Four of the com
panies spent considerably more than
that amount in eutertajnment, in the
j hiring of bands for two days and in
decorations. In several instances bands
alone cost nearly $«00. Street decora
tions cost the Harrisburg Chamber of
! Commerce something over $2,000. Fig
ured also in that estimate of $50,000
is the money spent by local merchants
and business men in decorating their
places of business,
j Chairman Holstein announced that
all outstanding bills against the fire
men 's Union must be presented before
Monday noon, in order that the busi-
Continued on Second Pa are.
York Fireman Who Won Chanced Off
Apparatus and Horses Assured or
Profitable Sales
•Samuel Sloat, of York, who won the
chemical fire apparatus and the two
well-bred horses that were chanced off
by the Union Fire Company, of York,
during tne firemen's convention here, is
surely a lucky man which was proved
not only by tthe fact thai he won the
outfit but that he has found ready buy
ers for it at his own price. The Union
j Company got rid of the apparatus De
cause it now owns an auto engine.
Almost as soon as the winner of the
team and hose -art was announced, the
York Transfer Company gave Mr. Sloat
a bid for the horses and soon afterward
an out-of-town lire company purchase.!
Che apparatus, whkih is in very good
; condition.
Thus by running a chance of losing
fifty cents. Mr. Sloat won tne outfit
which he is assured of selling for sl,-
200. He is to get SSOO for tine horses
and S7OO for the apparatus. Mr. Sloat
said that this was the easiest monev
; that he ever made. He left Harrisburg
i to-day with his prize, going to Y'ork,
where he will deliver them to their new
1 owners.
Deputy Prothonotary Hurled Through
Windshield of Car
Elmer C. Hummel, of Steelton, a
i deputy under Henry F. Holler, l>au
phin county's Prothonotary, thi* morn-
I ing received treatment at the Hurris
burg hospital for lacerations on his
forehead and the bridge of his nose
and contusions on the forehe&ii and left
1 side of his face.
He reported for duty to-day with
his head in bandages. The deputy
. said he was injured in an auto acci
dent at a sharp turn of the Chamber
Hill road, while returning from a trip
to Hummelstown last night.
1 At the turn of the road, Mr. Hummel
j said, the steering gear failed to work
| properly and he was thrown through
j the glass windshield, shot between the
| bars of the fence and landed on a rock
lin a field. The steering wheel pre
i vented the chauffeur from being thrown
out of the car in a like manner.
The machine crashed against an em
bankment but was not damaged. After
the accident the run home was made
i in the same car.
Appalling Loss of Life
Attends the Inces
sant Cannonading by
the German Troops
i i
Over Quarter Million People Flock i
Through Roads Into Open Country
In Efforts to Escape From Terrible
Effects of German Guns
London, Oct. 10, 3.50 A. M.—A
dispatch to the "Daily Express " from
Antwerp says:
"The bombardment of Antwerp
continued throughout Thursday, in
creasing tremendously in fury toward
5 o clock in the afternoon, knormous
: damage was done in the southern quar
; ter of the city, the German shells
| spreading tire and death over a large
area. The cathedral, (the church of
Xortre Dame), was only slightly dam
aged Thursday. The shells set tire to
more than fifty oil stands along the
river and the far-reaching glare from
this great fire added to the panic
■ among the people remaining in the
' city.
Populace Flees to Country
j "There are over a quarter of a mil
lion .persons flocking through the roads
into the open country in an effort to
; escape. At S o'clock Thursday evening
a rain of lyddite and naphtha shells
I fell and at midnight the whole town
; seetned to be burning.
At 3 o'clock Friday morning all the
, hack part of the city was a mass of
».iifcnuu The cannonade was incessant
until 5 o'clock Friday tnomHig when
there was a short lull."
"The loss of life in the city is ap
: palling. The aristocratic suburb of
Berchem has been ruined. The southern
Continued on Second
London, Oct. 10, 12.52 P. M.—ln
; a dispatch from Amsterdam the corre
spondent of the Exchange Telegraph
j Company says that the Bureau Wein
, :<hr, a semi-official news agency, asserts
I that a declaration of war on Germany
| by Portugal is expected in Berlin at
! any moment.
London, Oct. 10, 3 A. M.—An Am
sterdam dispatch to the Reuter Tele
1 gram Company says that 3 2 German
I merchant ships, including a large num
■ ber of steamers, have been up
I in the port of Antwerp.
London, Oct. 10, 5.55 P. M. —In a
dispatch from Amsterdam the corres-
I pondent of the Reuter Telegram Com
: pany says a message from Berlin con
veys a report issued from general
j army headquarters, dated October 10
'at 11 a. m. saying the entire fortress
; of Antwerp, including all the forts, is
j in possession of the Germans.
Father of Pine Street Presbyterian Pas
tor Dies This Morning
The Rev. Dr. Lewis H. Mudge, fa
! ther of the Rev. Dr. Lewis 8. Mudge,
j pastor of the Pine Street Presbyterian
J church, this city, died this morning at
: his home in East Downingtown as the
| result of an operation. He was 72
i years of age.
Cardinal Ferrata Dies
Rome, Oct. 10. —Cardinal Dominic
Ferrata, the papal secretary o>t state,
i died to-day.
Cardinal Ferrata was stricken with
j appendicitis soon after his appoint
ment by Pope Benedict on September
4 to the office of papal secretary of
state. The cardinal was born at Monte
fiscone, Italy, in 1847.
Cornell, 7; Indians, O, First Half
By A*9octated Press,
Ithaca, X. Y., Oct. 10.—The foot
ball game between Cornell and the Car
lisle Indians at the end of the first
half in the annual game this afternoon
was Cornell, 7j Carlisle, 0.
Belgians Could No Longer With
stand the Terrific Cannonad
ing From the Big Guns of the
Kaiser—Surrendered to the
Latter i s Forces at 2.30 Yes
terday Afternoon —Last and
Strongest Citadel of Belgium
Has Fallen Before the Rain of
Shells Which Began to De
scend on the City at Midnight
of Wednesday
Bu Associated Press.
London, Oct. 10, 12.15 P. M.—The British War Office
announces that Antwerp was evacuated by the Belgians
The Hague, Oct. 10, via London, 12.10 P. M.—Antwerp
surrendered to the Germans at 2.30 p. m. Friday, Octo
ber 9. The war flag was removed from the cathedral and
a white flag raised in its place at 9a. m. The actual sur
render took place five and one half hours later.
London, Oct. 10, 11.27 A. M.—An official Berlin dis
patch via Marconi wireless confirms the report that Ant
werp has been occupied. The official announcement of
the fall of Antwerp, given out at German general head
quarters late last night and transmitted here via Marconi
wireless says:
"This forenoon several forts of the inner line of the
fortifications of Antwerp have fallen. The town since
midday has been in our possession. The commander and
the garrison evacuated the fortifications. Only a few forts
are still occupied by the enemy and they are without influ
ence on our position in Antwerp."
London, Oct. 10, 2.45 A. M.—The situation in Antwerp
is terrible, according to a dispatch to the Routed Telegram
Company from Hulst, Belgium, sent at midnight. Many
streets have been destroyed in the bombardment and the
populace, panic-stricken and driven from the homes, are
sleeping in the roads with their children and old people
in the outlying districts. There is no means of departing
by railway.
Antwerp, tho one stronghold that remained to the
Belgians after the loss of Liege and Namur, has fallen
before the Germans nnder General Von Beseler. The siege
occupied ten days.
No details of the German occupation have been made
known. A dispatch from The Hague says that the city
surrendered at 2.30 o'clock Friday afternoon. A German
official communication coming bv way of London savs
that the "town since midday (Friday) has been in our
The British War Office announces that "Antwerp was
Continued on Seventh Page.
London, Oct. 10.—The siege of Ant
werp, which culminated in its fall on
Friday, October 9, began on .September
29, ao that the Germans took just ten
•lays to reduce the formidable fortifica
tions which surrounded the temporary
capital of the Belgians. The Germans
had, however, for a long time previous
perpared the way for the attack on
Antwerp by taking up guns in that
The first direet attack on Antwerp
fortifications was against tjhe forts at
Weaihem and Wavre-Bt. Catherines.
These were reduced in a couple of days
'bv the aid of the big siege guns.
Meanwhile the forts at Lierre and
Koningshoyckt had also been attacked
and otners outside the line of fortifica
tions were taken last week.
Fighting Advances to Inner Line
The la«t few days has seen the fight
ing advance to the inner line of forts
and along the Scheldt, principally at
Schoonaede. At the last named place
severe fighting occurred for several
days, but the superior artillery of the
Germans gradually forced the Belgians
back until the last day or two the
fighting had reachea practically the sub
urbs of Antwerp.
On Wednesday, October 7, came re
ports that the Belgian government watt
moving to Ostend and that day also
brought reports that the population
was fleeing in terror and panic toward
the Holland frontier. Zeppelin bomb
attacks, which did much damage and
killed scores of people, added to the
terror of the inhabitants. The German
forces which have taken Antwerp -are
Coilliunl oa ScTeitk Pass.
Paris, Oct. 10, 3.11 P. M.—The fol
i ! lowing official announcement was given
■ J out in Paris this afternoon:
. I ''The fighting continues under sat
isfactory conditions. Our entire bat
] tie front has been maintained in spite
i j of violent attacks of the enemy at sev
i j eral points. Our our left wing in the
i region included beitween Labassee, Ar
mentieres and Oassel, the fighting be
| tween the opposing forces of cavalry
11 has been confused because of the na
'jture of the terrain.
| "To the north of the Oise our troop?
' have attained real advantages at sev
[ eral places in their zone of action. In
the region of !St. Mihiel we have made
| material progress.
"As to Belgium it is announced that
j Antwerp was taken yesterday. The
i conditions under winch this place wai
■ occupied by the enemy are, however,
1 not yet known. ,
, "In Russia very spirited fighting
i continues on the frontier of Bast
. Prussia where Kussiau troops have had
partial successes. They have occupied
the town of Lyck (in Bast Prussia).
'' The siege of Przemysl continues
, under conditions favorable for the Bus
, sians, who have taken by assault one
i of the forts of the main line of de
[ fence."
i Decrease In Unfilled Steel Tonnage
. New York, Oct. 10. —The unfilled
, tonnage of the United States Steel Oor
. poration on Setpember 30 totalled 3,-
787,667 tons, a decrease of 425,664
tons from August.