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^ Special to The Times By Associated Press.
ATHENS, (>ct. 5—The concentration of a Bulgaria array ol
350,000 men on the Greek frontier has commenced, and it is
taken for granted now that Bulgaria is definitely committed tc
act against Greece. The official organ of the government an
nounced yesterday that the French had landed large bodies ol
troops at Salonoiki, who would assist the Greeks in repulsing
any attacks. It is accepted here that Greece has undoubtedly
11 gone over to the allies, and will participate in the conflict
against Bulgaria and the Central powers.
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** ROME, Oct. 5—-Tt. is reported here that two powerful Rus
sian squadrons have appeared off the Bulgarian port of Varna
on the Black Sea. The ships are heavily armed, and are cleared
for action, and are probably intended to impress Bulgaria with
the immediate fruits of a declaration of war against the allies
LONDON, Oct. 5—Notwithstanding the hostile attitude
being taken by the government of Bulgaria towards Serbia
many of the diplomats here say that the people of the country
will not fight, even tho commanded to do so. The sympathy
of the mass of the people is with the allies, and even should the
government openly align itself with the central powers it is
felt that the Bulgarians will refuse to take up their arms against
the Serbians. Large fores of allied and' Greek troops are ready
to come to the defense of Serbia immediately that Bulgaria
starts hostilities.
SOFIA, Oct. 5—The Bulgarian government today issued
an official denial of the statements sent out to the effect that |
German officers had come into Bulgaria in large numbers, and j
had conferred with the Bulgarian staff as to a plan of campaign
against Serbia, and that Germans were taking command of the;
Bulgarian army. The announcement also denied that the Teu'-j
tonic nations were supplying the funds to Bulgaria for financing
a war against the allies.
PETROGRAP, Oct. 5—The Russian government has or-1
dered its minister to Bulgaria to leave Sofia today unless the
Bulgarian government openly breaks with Austria and Ger
many and steps are at once taken to remove from the control
of the army and send away the Teuton military officials looking
after Bulgaria’s military affairs. Xo representative measures
are being taken or will be taken against the Bulgarian subjects
within the Russian borders, and the Bulgarian minister at
F’etrograd will not be expelled. Russia still has hopes that the
people of Bulgaria will realize the danger of King Leopold’s
SOFIA, Oct. f>—Malinoff, the head of the political partv in
tiie Bulgarian Congres known as the Democrats, has been select
ed at a conference of all parties in tin1 nation, to represent Bul
garia and treat with the allies as to what Bulgaria would be of
fered if she should remain neutral in the present conflict. Ac
cording to : he agreement entered nto Malinoff has been given
full liberty of action, and what ever decision he comes to will
he supported by all of the opposition parties.
(By Associated Press)
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5—Prepara
tions are under way here for the recep'
tion of the biggest crowds in the his
tory of organized baseball, when the
first World’s Series games between
Boston and Philadelpia opens in this
city next Friday. Additional bleacher
seats are being erected and the secre
tarial force of the local club, is busily
engaged, trying to find ways and
means of accommodating all the peo
ple who are sending in requests for
tickets. Admission to the grand stand
will be $3.00, and the seats will vary
from that down to $1.00. If the game®
should last throughout the full seven,
each of the men on the winning team
will get about $4000 for his share or
the receipts.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5—President
Wilson has accepted the invitation of
the National Baseball Commission to
atten the second game of the World’s
Series Championship battles, which
will be played between the Philadel
phia Nationals and the Boston Ameri
cans at Philadelphia on ^Saturday. A
special box has been reserved for the
president and his party, and the open
ing exercises of the game will be ela
borated in honor of the distinguished
guest. After Saturday's game the two
teams will take the train for Boston,
where games are scheduled for next
Monday and Tuesday. A big party of
Boston fans have engaged three
special trains for the purpose of at
tending the first two games at the
Quaker City, and will bring a band
with them to root for their favorites.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5—The cham
pionship in the Major Leagues have
been won by Boston 4 the American
and Philadelphia irt the National
League. The details of the World's
Series battles have been arranged and
the first game will be played at Phila
delphia next Friday. Boston is rated
as the favorite in the betting although
he partisans of the Quaker City aggre
gnion are numerous.
New attendance and gate receipt re
cords are not unlikely in the coming
World’s Series. Much will depend, of
course, upon the length of the series
and the amount of interest displayed
by the fans of the two pennant win
ning cities. If the struggle for the
championship is close and continues
for six or seven games there is no
question that new llgures will be es
tablished in these departments thus
adding greatly to the satisfaction of
players and magnates.
The selection of the new park of
the Boston National Beague club as
the scene of the games to be played
in Boston opens the way for greatly
increased attendance for the Braves
stadium will accommodate fully 50,000
spectators, It is the latest and the
largest enclosure devoted to base
ball and in offering it to the Red Sox,
President Gaffney is but reciprocating
the courtsey extended to his club by
the President Gannin last season when
the Braves played and won the
World's Championship in the Boston
American League park.
If the Philadelphia Nationals were
the possessors of a field with anything i
like the seating capacity of the Red
Sox’ temporary home the attendance
figures would in all probability soar
above 300,000. Since the Phillies’
park will hold but 20,000 after extra
stands have been erected the National
League representatives will he badly
handicapped in their attempt to keep
pace with the Boston gate. Should
the series go hut four games as was
the case a year ago the attendance
would be a new record for a four game j
series since the Braves-Athletic series
of 1914 drew 111,909. If the full
seven games should be required to
decide the title, with four played in
Boston and three in Philadelphia and
the teams play to park capacity, the
000. The record to date is 251,901
000. The record o date is 251,901
made In the 1912 series between the
Boston Red Sox and the New York
Giants, when eight games were played
before the Red Sox won the champ
Under almost any conditions it Is
reasonable to assume that close to
200.000 spectators will witness the
play for the 1915 title thus bringing
the grand total for the World's Series
under the control of the National
Commission up to 1,600,000 In round
figures. Since the first contest under
this regime in 1903 eleven series have
been played with a total of sixty-four
games and an attendance of 1,395,567.
To these figures must be added the
attendance at the earlier matches of
which few accurate records exist.
From 1884 to 1902 there were twelve
series played with a total of eighty
games and it has been estimated by
old time fans and players that the av
erage attendance at these contests
could not have fallen far short of
3.000 per game. Such being the case
another total of 240,000 be credited
to the World’s Series figures bringing
the grand total up to close to 1,650,000.
Allow 200,000 for the coming play and
it will be seen that before the World's
Championship of 1915 has been won
the attendance figures for the entire
play 'for this premier title of the
baseball world will have passed the
million and three quarter mark.
The official figures for the eleven
series under the National Commission
control are appended:
National— American—
190.3 Pittsburg vs Boston 8 ... .100,429
1906 New York vs Phila. 5 .... 91.723
1906 Chicago vs Chicago 6 .... 99,845
1907 Chicago vs Detroit 5 .... 78.068
1908 Chicago vs Detroit 5 .... 62,232
1909 Pittsb. vs Detroiit 7 ....145,295
1910 Chicago vs Phila. 5 ....124.222
1911 New York vr Phila. 6 ....179,851
1912 N. Y. vs Boston 8 -251,901
1913 New York vs Phia. 5 ....150.992
1914 Boston vs Phila. 4 .. .111,009
Totals 64 1,395,567
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5—Secretary
Lane announced today that the end of
the first season of construction on the
government railroad in Alaska had
seen the finishing of 29 miles of rail
way. This stretch is completed out of
Anchorage at ihe head of Cook Inlet.
NEW YORK, Aug. 5—J. P. Morgan,
the head of the financial syndicate
which is handling the floating of a half
billion dollar loan to England and
France, announced today that the loan
had been successfully placed, and that
the subscription books would be closed
tomorrow. It is reported that John
I). Rockefellerd took ten millions ol
the bonds.
All the Real New* in the Times.
i Special to The Times By Associated Press.
BUDAPEST, Oct. 5—The government has ordered' all
factories in Hungary which use raw cotton and manufacture
fabrics and textiles to discontiue the use of if, and turn over
all their supplies of the staple to the government to he used in
the manufacture of gunpowder. All their stocks are today
being surrendered to the government, details of soldiers sup
erintending the removal to the arsenals and munition works.
The order is a death blow to one of the important industries of
the country and is meeting with bitter, though secret and un
spoken condemnation on the part of a great many people. A
hundred thousand people are thrown out of employment by the
order, and the cotton dealers have been bankrupted. The order
has resulted in a paralization of business, and the last two!
days have seen an enormous increase in the number of suicides.
Seventy percent of the women workers of this city are facing j
sure poverty because of the closing of the factories, and the J
problem of existence which was almost too great, due to high
prices, while they were employed, has now become an unsolve
ble one for them.. ..
Volunteers Refuse to Respond to Call.
BASEL, Oct. 5—The recent call for volunteers issued by
the government for the purpose of increasing the army num
bers to 600,000 men has proven ineffectual, and the number of
recruits responding has been exceedingly disappointing to the
government. The matter of compulsory enlistment for the pur
poe of bringing the army to sufficient strength to meet what
ever requirements might develop during the present strained
condition in Europe, is being seriously considered by the gov
ernment and a bill to that may be drawn up.
Kitchener Gurantees to Whip Germany.
LONDON, Oct. 5—Lord Kitehner told a deputation of
labor leaders today that he would guarantee to whip the Ger
mans and hold th ewar in the hollow of his hand if the men and
munitions were forthcoming to fight the enemy along the lines
he wished.
No Details of Fighting on Western Front.
PARIS, Oct. 5—The war office issued an official communi
que today with little details of the fighting on the western front,
but stating that the progress of the allies north of Arras, in the
direction of Lille, was being continued.
German Claim Have Regained Some Trenches.
BERLIN, Oct. 5—The war office issued an official an-,
nouncement today stating that the German troops in northern:
France had succeeded in wresting back some more of the tren
ches captured by the British north of Loos. The statement ad-:
mitted that near Givenchy the French were pressing forward
strongly and had compelled the Teutons to evacuate a portion
of a trench.
Russians Have Assumed Offensive.
* LONDON, Oct. 5—Advices from the eastern front tend to
show that the Russians have taken the initative along most of
the front, and that in other places the Teutons have been suc
cessfully checked.
Germnay’s Note on Arabic is Unsatisfactory.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5—The feeling here over the new
German note on the Arabic disaster is one of entire dissatis
faction of the failure of Germany in any way to avoid by facts
the showing made by the United States that the submarine
commander was at fault in torpeoding the vessel, and still
despite this failure to meet the facts, German asks that the
guilt of the commander be submitted to arbitration.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5—A confer
ence held at the White House today at
which Secretary Daniels and leading
yfficers of the ^iavy were present, de
termined upon recommending to Con
gress the passing of an appropriation
for the construction of three battle
cruisers. The navy at present has
10 ships of that type.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 5—The gov
ernment hag announced that the Pan
ama Canal will be closed to navlga
gation until November 1st owing to
the occurence of fresh earth slides on
3old Hill. The earth is slippiug
steadily, and it will be some time be
fore the disturbances ceases.
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