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SECOND mi, I TO (|
James Pitches Phenomenal Game
Holding Slugging Mackmen to Two
Paltry Hits—Utility Man Deal
Turned the Scoring Trick.
Boston: AB.
Mann, r. f.5
(Evers, 2 b. 4
Cather, I. f.5
Whitted, c. f.3
Schmidt, 1b. 4
Gowdy, c.2
Maianville, s. s. 2
Deal. 3 b. 4
James, p. 4
R. H. PO. A. E.
0 2 0 0 0
0 2 0 3 0
0 0 2 0 0
0 0 1 0 0
0 1 12 1 0
0 0 8 1 0
0 12 4 1
112 2 0
0 0 0 3 0
Totals .33 1 7 27 14 1
Philadelphia: AB.
Muiphy, r. f. 3
Oldring, I. f.. .. 3
Collins, 2 b.3
Baker, 3 b.3
Mclnnis, 1 b.3
JBtrunk, c. f.3
“tarry, s. s.2
Schang. c. 3
Plank, ..2
xWalsh .0
R. H. PO. A. E.
0 0 2 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
0 15 2 0
0 0 2 3 0
0 0 7 0 1
0 0 4 0 0
0 0 2 6 0
0 15 2 0
0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0
Totals .25 0 2 27 14 1
■ x—Hit for Plank in ninth.
Score by innings:
Boston .
COO OOO 001—1
000 COO OOC—0
Two-base hits, I teal, Schang. Sacri
fice hit, iMaranvlile. Stolen bases,
Ifteal 2, Harry. Double play. Maran
ville and Schmidt. Left on bases,
Boston 11, Philadelphia I. Base on
'halls, off James 3. Plank 4. First
•base on errors, Boston I. Hit by
pitcher, i.Maranviilc. struck out. by
James 8, by Plank 0. Passed ball,
>Si hanui. Time, !:•>«.
Umpires- At the plate, Hildebrand;
bases, Byron; left field, Klein; right
field, iBlneen.
(Philadelphia, Oct. 10.—In a pitchers
'battle with a dramatic climax usually
reserved for baseball fiction, the Bos
ton Nationals defeated the Philadel
phia Americans here today in the se< -
ond came of the world’s series by a
score of 1 to 0. As a result of the
victory (he Braves left for Boston to
night woth a two game lead over the
Athletics and the added advantage of
playing the next two contests on tneir
home grounds when the seties is re
sinned on Monday.
Alth-rmi. i the American league
champions were forced to how for the
second time In tWo days to the supe
rior play of their National league
rivals, they offered a far more de
termined opposition than was the
case Friday. For eight innings the
two clubs batted behind the pitching
of James and Plank, without the sem
■fiance or an advantage. men camo
the break in the game and once morn
the Mac km on saw (mother world s
series conte.st slip away.
■lames had been pitching linlritabla
H all and Plank, while not as effective,
had. with the aid of '.lis remarkable
inlie'd. held Boston scoreless. The
lAthletics' veteran iwirier was work
ing as smoothly as at the beginning
of the game when Maranville faced
iliim at the aliening of the ninth in
ning. The phantom-Uke shortstop
went out, Barry to Molnnis, and Deal,
substitute third baseman, in place of
"’Red" Smith, stepped to the plate.
The Athletic followers already were
figuring on what chance their players
had to win out in the ninth. Deal
and James appeared to he easy out
p’The (Boston third sacker, who had hit
,iiito three double plays on Friday aril
'forced three teammates in today’s
same was not considered a batting
lac tor.
Deal Upset Athletics.
| it was Dea4, however, who upset
IPIank’s expectations, and the Ath
letics’ chances. He drove a long
double over Strunk’s head and a m>
nient later stole third when Scliang
threw low to Barry to catch Deal ot'l
1,10 base. Barry turned to throw it
third, hut held the bi ll and Deal wa
sate. Whether Baker was not chose
enough t<> (lie bag or Barn believed it
was too late to head oft til; runn.-r
>s not known. Janies fanned, hut
Mann lifted a low, puzzling Texas
leaguer over. BJddie (Collins’ h.*:id.
Athletics’ Great Rally.
Although tlie latter made a .'ratid
try for the ball it just touched liis
fingers and sprawled in the tm:. Beal
dashing across the plate wifi the
solitary run of tile game.
Tlie Athletics replied with a great
tally in their half of the ninth and
James, who had carried the game on
is shoulders alone up to this point,
liegan to totter. The thousands of
rooters for the home club were
stamping, cheerinu and clapping in
unison and Barry waited patiently
until James passed him to first,
l-’ehang fanned hut Wash batting lor
I’.'ank, also was walked by tlie rat
tled pitcher.
With two on and one out, the fans
felt sure tlie Mackmen were to !r v«k
through and win, and the uproar was
deafening. Hddi& (Murphy, ‘ lead off
uian" for tlie Athletics, stepped to the
plate and catching one of James'
curves full on the end of his hot,
drove a leaping grounder to the left
of second base. Maranville sprang
with the crack of the hat an 1 .vi.h a
catlike bound clutched the ba'l and
with another leap touched he bag,
forciuj Walsh. With almost the
same motion lie snapped the hall t >
Schmidt at first for a double on Mur
phy, and a second later went down in
a cloud of dust as Walsh cras.ie.l into
him at top speed. When lie scram
bled to iiis feet the other players
were running for the club house'and
the game was saved. Tills play came
at a most opportune and dramatic
moment, for James had begun to
falter after pitching a game which
tor skiW and control never has been
surpassed in a world’s series match,
not even in the twirling duels In
which Christy Mathewson, Bendc
and Plank have figured. Tlie Boston
ibovman had perfect control, cl.at.ga
of pace aaid a spitter that broke like
lightning. IHe fanned eight of tlie
heavy hitt'ng Athletics, including
Murphy, Oidring, Mclnnis and SB-unk.
His feat >s best demonstrated ’ > t.i"
fact that 24 of the. 25 putouts mn ie
by Boston were credited to the infield
or batteries.
James pave thiee passes, tw> com
inn In the ninth inning when the
Athletics came near to scoring. The
i.Madkmen got but two players s aft ly
past first anil had •hut one left on
Tases. Of the two hits ehu-geJ
against James, the one ('ollins made
would have been an easy out ior
Evers hut for the fact that il b emded
so high that the hatter heat the throw
by u step.
Plank Pitched Great Game.
IPlank, while he pitched a splendid
game for his club, was forced to >ii
vide more honors with his tea ualjs
than James.
The veterans ’pitching was not
quite tuo enigma to the Boston hat
ters that. James’ was to the White |
Elephants. Plank several times wa
saved by the sensational fielding of
Baker, Barry, Collins and Mcinnlo.
lie fanned six Braves, Pitcher James
striking out four times in succession,
giving four liases on halls and liit one
•hatter. Of the 27 putouts made by
the Maekinen, the batten and infield
accounted for 21. Plank had to watch
the liases closer than James, for
eleven Bostonians wore stranded, to
the Athletics’ one.
'Considering the closeness and
strain of the game, both teams played
n markable baseball. There were
errors of commission and omission,
hut all were excusable under the con
ditions. iMaranviMe and Deal got
mixed on i.Yldnnis' first, foul in the
eighth inning and the shortstop was
hardly prepared for the chance. The
\thletics error was charged to
■Inn.is, who failed to hold a wide throw
over trying to get a clutch on the
hall. Scliang appeared to have diffi
culty in holding Flank's delivery at
times, hut escaped without a black
mark fro mthe scorers.
One Doubtful Play.
Sclian'g also figured in the only
play over which there was any after
math. Following his double in the
sixth inning, he attempted to steal
third when Gowdy dropped one of
.lames' shoots. The Graves' catcher
recovered the hall in time to nip
Scliang at iieal’s station, l.ut the
Athletics declared after the game he
was safe. They claimed that the
game broke there for Boston, for with
Scliang safe at third and ibut one out,
the chances for a scoring drive b>
the head of the batting list were ex
Although the nomo fans were more
enthusiastic than on Friday, .there
was little effort to find fault with
the umpires' decisions. They cheered
lustily and endeavored to tattle
James and encourage the Macktnon in
tiie closin'i innings, hut fiunkly ac
Greater Part of the Defending Force
Leaves Beleaguered City to Effect a
Junction With the French and
H-ondon, Oct. 10.-9:35 p. m.—Ant
werp and the forts surrounding the
city are im complete possession of the
Germans, hut the greater jiart of the
Belgian army has escaped.
It took the Germans just eleven
days to capture the strongest fortress
in the world.
The fall of Antwerp is evidence
that even the most powerful forts are
no match for the colossal Howitzers
which the invaders have successfully
employed against every fortilied
place that stood in their way. These
huge iguns opened gays through
which the besiegers find an entrance
for their field artillery and infantry.
The Germans after shelling the city
itself for many hours, making it un
teatable, entered the town through
the suburb of Berchem, to the east.
They had made a breach in the outer
line of forts, some of which were d< -;
strayed by their ihig guns and others j
blown up by the defenders. The Ger
mans followed similar plans in deal
nig wun me inner in :t ol torts and at
the same time threw shells into the
city which set afire many places.
The inner forts, like those further
out, soon succumbed to the enotrflous
shells and before morning several of
these forts had fallen, opening the
way for the Germans into the city.
By midday they were in occupation of
the town and at 2:30 p. m. the war
banner on the cathedral was replaced
by a white flag.
When the Germans arrived yester
day they found that the Belgian fieid
army and at leas’, pai l of the garrison
had anticipated them and, 'like the
king and royal family, had escaped.
The death roll resulting from the
attack on and defense ef Antwerp has
not been compiled and probably the
full details never will be known, but
all accounts describe it as being ter
ribly heavy. Tile Germans, although
their big guns cleared a path for
them, had to sacrifice many lives in
crossing the rivers and canals and in
driving out the defenders.
The stubbornness of the Belgians
and of those who went to their as
sistance cost them dearly; also both
sides will hae lonvg casualty lists.
Crowds of refugees arrived in I on
don tonight. Most of them left int
werp Thursday night, and their ac
counts of the attacks are confined.
Tlie Belgians themselves, besides
destroying forts, .blew up steamers a'
the docks and set fire to the petrol
stores and everything useful to the
invaders. They also took away wha1
tlie transports could carry.
Berchem, where tiie military and
other hospitals, the orphanage and
some public buildings are situated, is
reported to be destroyed. Even if
this is an exaggeration it must be
sadly damaged, as it was burning at
least two days.
i ue Antwerp railway stain ns also
made marks for the shells from the
big German guns, hut according to
some refugees here, the cathedral,
which is on the other side of the city
near tin Scheldt while struck was not
"badly damaged. The inmates of the
hospitals and oilier institutions were
removed Thursday or earlier so that
they were well out of the way before
the Germans arrived.
A question now arising is as to the
effect upon the general campaign of
the German occupation of Antwerp.
The Belgian garrison or the greater
part of it escaped and is reported to
he engaged with the Germans.
The strategic importance of Ant
werp consisted in its menace to the
German lines running through Bel
gium. Now matters have been re
versed and the allies will have to take
their turn in keeping forces before
the city to prevent the Germans from
Antwerp attacking their flank or rear
should they be aide to advance. The
Germans propose, according to the
;Uerlin r»i>ort8, to use the city as a
Base for operations against Kurland.
England Not Menaced.
So lonp us Great Britain commands
the sea no great part of the tier man
navy can use the port even should
Germany overrule Holland's objection
to the use of tin' Scheldt hy belli..’,or
cut. ships. Germany, it is thought,
may claim that being in possession of
the city, she acquires Belgium's right
to use the river on equal terms with
the lihitoll, and will proceed to build
destroyers and submarines there to
menace the British fleet.
If Holland should allow the e ves
sels to pass through the Scln Idt Kn -
land, it is declared, would eeitainly
proclaim it a breach of neutrality. T.i
any case. Holland's position becomes
(more and more uncomfortable.
French Make Progress.
In France, according to the French
communication, the allies have main
tained their positions in spite of vio
lent attacks at several points. The
cavalry still is engaged along the
'Belgian frontier and across it, each
side trying to work around the other
wing. This movement has compelled
the Germans to withdraw some troops
from other parts of the line and the
allies are seizing the opportunity to
make headway.
The communication reports that to
the north of Oise the French troops
have attained a real advantage in
several parts of their zone of action,
while in the St. Mihiel region, where
they are trying to drive the Germans
back across the Meuse, appreciable
progress lias been made.
Prussia is Invaded.
The German and Russian forces on
the East Prussian frontier are fight
ing stubbornly. The Russians appar
tly continue to make progress sslow
sentiy continue to make progress
slowly and the Germans, evidently
fearing another invasion of East
Prussia, according to news fsrom Ber
lin received through Rome, are send
ing reinforcements to their army
both by railway and through the Bal
tic ports.
An unofficial dispatch from Petrn
grad says the Russians have occu
pied Marggrabowa. which is eight
mites over tlie frorrtter tn Fast Prus
sia almost due west of Suiwalki. This
would indicate that the Russians have
overcome in this region the German
resistance, which has ilieen of longer
duration than at any other section
after the Germans were driven back
from their attempt to cross the Nie
men. Lyck, which also has been oc
cupied #>y the Russians, if lu miles
south of Marggrabowa.
In western Poland a great battle is
The fortress of Przemysl in Galicia
still holds out hut it is re|>orted that
additional forts shave fallen and that
the town is being Itomharded. Fight
ing also' continues in Hungary, where
another Russian force is reported to
have arrived south of l.Maramos-Sai
The death of King Charles of Ron
mania is likely to have marked effect
on the country's action with regard to
the war. The late king, who belonged
to the 1 lohenzollern family, was op
posed to Roumania joining will) the
allies, although a majority of the peo
ple favored the government’s taking
advantage of the opportunity to an
nex Transylvania, which is populated
largely by Roumanians. It is doubted
whether the new king will have suf
ficient influence to keep his country
out or the war even should lie desire
to do so.
Amsterdam, Oct. 1(1, via l.cndon.
C>:3<) p. m.—A telegram received here
from Vienna says that King Charles
of Roumania died this morning.
Kin;; Charles was rc|x>rted a few
days a-'o as ill, and at the time it
was said in several European capitals
that he was shamming, as he desired
to got away from cabinet meetings
where his ministers favored the cause
of the allies in the great war. The
king was a Teuton, a Hohenzolle; n,
and had given his word to Emperor
William that he would aid Germany.
The king, however, was disappointed
in this, as his people would not couu
tenance it.
Died at Country Home.
Ixmdon, Oct. 10.—According to a
Iteuter dispatch from Huoliarest. the
death of King Charles of Kou:n*nla
occurred at i>:30 a. m. tooay at his
county seat at Sinaia, in Walachia.
Reported That Two English Brigades
and the Belgian Army Accomplished’
Its Retreat From Antwerp Without
W ith the fall of Antwerp it has be
come known through official an
nouncement by the British admiralty
that a British force consisting of
three naval brigades of about 8,000
men with heavy guns, foui-'ht beside
the Belgians in defense of their great
(With the Belgian army when it
marched out of Antwerp went the
British, but during the retreat one of
the British brigades was forced to
find refuge in Holland, where it in
terned. The other two brigades
reached Ostend. The British losses
at Antwerp were reported to be 300.
The British admiralty statement
adds that the retreat of the Belgian
army was accomplished successfully.
British Troops Fight Well.
The secretary of the admiralty
makes fTie followin' announcement1,
“Jn response to an appeal by tho
Belgian governmmt, a maiine brl
Kade and two naval brigades, together
wit.i some heavy naval guns manned
by a detachment of the royal navy,
the whole under command of Genera'
Paris, It. IM. A., were sent by his
majesty's government to participate
in tlie defense of Antwerp during the
last week of the attack.
"Up until the night of Monday last,
October 9, the Belgian army and the
marine brigade maintained the inner
line of the defenses. During Wednes
day and Thursday while the city en
dured a rutluess bombardment, the
behavior of the royal marines and the
naval brigades in the trendies and in
the field was praiseworthy in a high
degree and remarkable in units so
newly formed Owing to the protec
tion of the entrenchments, the losses
in spite of the severity of the fire are
probably less than hOO out of a total
force of 8,000 men. The defense
could have ibeen maintained for a
longer period lint not long enough to
allow of adequate forces Is-iiig sent
for their relief without prejudice to
tlie main strategic situation.
“In these circumstances tlie Belgian
and ''British military authorities in
Antwerp decided to evacuate tlie city.
The Britisli offered to cover tlie re
treat, hut General de Guise desired
that they should leave before the last
division of the 'Belgian army.
"After a long night march to Saint
Gilles three naval brigades entrained.
Two out of the three have arrived
safely at Ostend Imt owing to circum
stances which are not yet fully
known .the greater part of the first
naval brigade was cut off by a tier
man night attack north of I okcreii
and 2,000 officers and men entered
Dutch territory in the neighborhood
of iliilsi and laid down their arms in
accordance with the laws of neu
"The retreat or the Belgian army
has been succesefully accomplished.
All armored trains and heavy*guns
were brought away.
"The retreat from Ghent onwards
of the naval division and of the Bel
gian army was covered ‘by strong
ibitiivh reinforcements."
The admiralty also reports in the
same statement that the naval avia
tion party having completed its at
tack on Dusseldorf and Cologne, al
ready reported, has returned safely to
its base protected by armored cars.
The progress of the battle along the
line from the Belgian frontier to Lor
raine is problematical, the official
communications issued by the French
war office giving meager details of
the situation.
The latest statement says that gen
eral headquarters only mentions en
counters between cavalry forces in
the neighborhood of St. Mlhiel and a
violent action to the south, east and
north of Arras and vigorous offensive
movements by tire Germans ou the
heights of the Meuse.
The death of King Charles of Kou
mania luin.'is -prominently to the front
tlie question of the attitude which
Itoiiniania now is likely to assume,
with regard to participation in the
war. King 'Charles favored the Ger
mans and Austrians but his mini tors
and the Roumanian people have in
clined toward the allies. Meanwhile
lioumania has remained neutral.
<>n the Hast Prussian frontier the
battle (between the German and Rus
sian forces continues wiht urna-bated
obstinacy. According to Russian of
ficial reports, the German troops are
retiring from the region of iRyck and
are blowing up the bridges.
The Russian troops are undertaking
strong offensive movements in Po
land and are massing along the lino
front I.ii 1>1 iii to Warsaw and also from
Luiblin to Lemberg.
Vienna reports of an official char
actor say that the advance of the Au
strians has forced the Russians to
slack tin their efforts against Przemysl
add that the Russians have com
menced to withdraw their forces.
It is added that the Russians are
retreating from Maramaros-Sziget.
— o
Dispatch of Portion of Rennen
kampff's Troops and Cossacks Por
tends the Great Movement of Rus
sian Troops on Real German Inva
London, Oct. 10. 9:25 a. rn.—<A
Renter dispatch from Petrograd gives
the following official statement:
r.ie last of the German soldiers
have evacuated Suwallkl (a govern
ment of Russian Poland j carrying off
the valuables they had taken as loot.
They did not have time to force the
payment of a war levy of $50,000.
"It is estimated that the Germans
lost 00.000 men in the battle of Au
gust owo.
Petrograd, Oct. 10; via London, Oct.
10 10 pm. An official Russian com
munication issued recently states that
in view of ttie importance of the com
ing battle and the changed disposi
tion of the Russian forces, secrecy is
necessary in regard to military opera
tions. Therefore the only possible re
mark is that the drawing in of the
Russian forces from the north and
south is to meet the attempted Aus
Iro-German advance into Poland.
The victorious army of General
ftennonkempff having driven hack
!he Gi rmaiis from the region of \u
iustowo as far as Lyck and Proshken,
now in possession of the Russians,
has accomplished its purpose and is
low free to send part of the troops
southward. At the same time the
'ossacks pouring into Hungary have
changed their objective.
'l ie Russian troops are now acting
•xcluwlveiy on the offensive in Po
und. The attempted advance of the
iermans in HRs country demands a
liassing of the Muscovite forces along
lie line from Lublin to Warsaw and
hem berg, where the indications are
hat the Russian offensive already is
n progress. Mean-while no furthoi
idion is expected to the north of
1 ialystok, where the Russian army is
•ontent with havin': repulsed the Ger
iians as far as necessary.
Russian information is to the effect
hat following the taking of Antwerp
>y the Germane, the army thus set
ree will proceed immediately to the
*■ issian frontier, while in the western
lieater of war the Germans will con
ine thomaelvea to defensive tactics.
Vigorous Attacks Reported.
Paris, Oct. 10.-10:20 p. m.—The of
ficial communication issued by the
french war department tonight read:
“The information received this eve
ning from the general headquarters
mly mentions encounters between the
two cavalry forces to the southwest
>f Mile, a violent action to the south,
to the east and to tihe north of Arras
and very vigorous attacks from the
auemjr ou the heights of the Meuse."
Bloody Encounters Are Taking Place
Near Roye, Where Lines of Com
munication of the German Army to
Belgium Lie. •
London, Oct. II.—2:U1 a. rn.—A se
rious German check is reported this
morning (Sunday) at Quatrerht, near
W otteren, east of Ghent, where, ac
cording to an Ostend dispatch to the
Fxchaaige Telegraph Company, 20,000
Germans have (been repulsed by
French and British trops.
From, the iBatile Front, via Paris,
<)<d. to.—'11:15 p in .Sabre and lance
tame Into pipy many times today.
I he French, British and German Hus
sars, Uniters, Draigoons and ("uiras
siers in enormous numbers came into
contact near Lille. There were no
brilliant charges by long lines of
horsemen to record, but the British
stluadi on in khaki am] tg,., .Frt
their li^it and dark bine unf?5S
< sworas witii the blue
gray dad Germans.
There is not an inch or ground here
shoutn which does not show traces of
the awful character of the battle.
I he town of Albert is a nia.sn of ruins,
litoye has disappeared under con
stunt horn hard in ent. It was the ceil
ter of the Genua neffort to break
through the allied lines. The German
artillery had taken advantage of
'""tty quarries in the vicinity, where
they placed guns which were beyond
the reach of the French aitillery,
i'he vicinity of Arras was the scene
of vigorous encounters between in
fantrymen who engaged in close
fighting witii tiie bayonet after the
hitillery duel ceased. At some points
along the line numbers of Germans
offered to surrender if given food.
Beyond Hoye, where the fighting
has been exceptionally severe for
fifteen days, as possession of the
[three moans control of the railroad
lines and also the road to Amiens, the
allies continued their efforts to di«
odge the Germans. It was necessary
or the allies to conduct regular siege
r armor east the French made a
considerable advance in Alsace and
•aptmed some territory on the
mights of the Meuse, where the Ger
nans attacked them repeatedly but
11 ways were beaten back. Night at
acks aikpear to have ceased for the
iresent except in a few isolated in
General Sibille, a French infantry
■am rounder, has i.een killed.
Blew Up the Forts.
Amsterdam, Oct. 10.—Via London.
I0::iii p. m.—A dispatch to the N’ieuws
V^an I)en Dag describing the opera
tions at Antwerp says tnat when the
capitulation of the city became in
■vitable the Belgian army mardhed
jut metliodically in order to occupy
i long line of defense which would
unsure its retreat. To gain time a
heavy fire still was directed at the
enemy. When the troops were at a
sufficient distance from the forts the
latter were blown up.
England Aided Antwerp.
London, Oct. 11.-12:40 a. m.—The
first official admission that the Bri
isu participated in the defense of
Antwerp is contained in an admiralty
Announcement tonight that three
saval brigades with heavy guns had
been sent there during the last week
)f the German attack.
The announcement adds that in the
retreat from Antwerp two of the Bri
tish brigades reached Ostend safely.
Tne other, however, was cut off to
liiie north of Lokeren ( a town in East
Flanders, 12 miles northeast of
Uhent) and 2,000 of the men were in
terned in Holland. The retreat of the
Belgian army was accomplished suc
cessfully. The loss of the British
brigades probably will be less than
500 out of a totai of 8,000.

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