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FORTIETH YEAR NO. 238
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1917
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BattleRemarkable Fielding Feature of 1 V
Series Thousands of Excited Fans See One ot
Contests In History of Popular National Game
By H. C. Hamilton,
, (United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Oct. 6.--The Chicago White
Sox took the first step toward the championship in the
first Star Spangled World's Series ever played here this
afternoon, when they whipped the Giants, 2 to 1.
They did it before a crowd of- 32,000 men and women,
several thousand of the former who were in the khaki of
Uncle Sam's army, or the blue of the. navy. The official
gross receipts for the game were $73,152.50, making the
national commission's share of 10 per cent, $7,315.20, the
players' share $39,502.08 and each club's share $13,167.36.
in the shadow of the stars and stripes, Eddie Cicotte
and Slim Sallee fought to a finish in one of the greatest
games ever played in a world's series. It was hard, rocky
traveling at every step. A powerful smash by Happy
Felsch into the left field bleachers was the straw that
turned the balance to Chicago.
That came in the fourth inning. The first White Sox
run crossed the plate in the third. Cicotte himself pro
vided the start for a row of hits. Cicotte singled but was
thrown out at third by Robertson on J. Collins' single, the
latter going to second. Collins scored on a double by
McMillin. . ;,,
The Giants' run resulted from a -triple by McCarty and
a single by Salle in the fifth inning.
The fielding on both sides was ex
traordinary. Charley Herzog furnished
the first sensation when he took Jack
son's drive ever his shoulder while on
a dead run back of second. Herzog made
another remarkablo play on a grounder!
back of first, throwing out McMullin. '
A slid.ng catch by JacKsou off FcC'ar-j
ty's bat prooably saved the Sox from
a tied score. !
The game vasplayed in the fast time '
of 1:48. The action was fast and tense
et every stop. The crowd was kept on
its toes by reat fielding, and cheered
wildly the strong valiant efforts of the
Benny Knuff, demon slugger of the
late Federal league, failed to get a hit.'
He reached first only once and then on
an error. The mighty Heinie Zinlmer-j
man, a special mark for booing by the '
Chicago fans, owing to his recent de-j
iarture from the (Jubs, also failed to
get a hit, and never saw first base. He !
fouled out twice and his other efforts
were a pop fly and an infield out. The I
Giants hit for two extra bases, a dou-J
ble by Robertson and a triple by Mc
Carty. The White Sox connected for
the same number of extra hits, with
McMullin 's double which scored J. Col
lins, and Felsch 'a home run. I
i or the Giants, Hobcrtsou's double
was without result, as he was left I
stranded at tecond base.
Although Chicago furnished one of '
the greatest ourpouriugs ever seen for'
.. ..-,.,.1.1 ' !
Kt into the park and those who didn't
the Windy City apparently takes its
victory with less upheaval than does
Boston. Where Boston has been in the
babit of staging wild parades about the
field for years past, the White Sox
Th' feller that says, "Xow, I'm not
p.iin' t' take a minute o' your time,"
is right. He take an hour or two. A
romantic girl alius marries a dub.
THE BOX SCORE.
GIANTS B H PO A E
Burns, If. .. 0 12 0 0
Herzog, 2b 0 12 1 0
Kauff, cf 0 0 0 0 0
Zimmerman, 3b . 0 0 2 4 0
Fletcher, ss , 0 0 2 3 0
Robertson, rf 0 10 10
Holke, lb 0 2 14 0 0
McCarty, c '.. 1 12 11
Sallee, p. i 0 10 6 0
Totals...... 1 7 24 16 1
WHITE SOX K H PO A E
J. Collins, rf.' 1 3 10 0
McMullin, 3b 0 10 3 0
E. Collins, 2b ....0 0 110
Jackson, If 0 0 5 0 0
Felsch, cf 1 14 0 0
Gandil, lb. 0 1 10 1 0
Weaver, ss 0 0 3 1 1
Schnlk, c 0 0 3 0 0
Cicotte, p 0 10 4 0
Totals 2 7 27 10 1
Two base hits McMullin, Robertson,
J. Collins. Three base hits McCarty.
Home run Felsch. Bases on balls By
Cicotte, 1. Struck out Sallee, 2; Cicotte
2. Double plays Weaver to E. Collins
to Gandil. Sacrifice hits McMullin.
Stolen bases Burns, Gandil.
crowd was content to let loose one great
ronr ns thp Inst nut vim mnde nnd tlinn
bent it for home.
Before the Battle.
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Oct. 6. A
flag-draped, bunting bound world's
series was unwound before America
Tho Giants and White Sox locked in
the first war time title clr.sh of history
when Clarence Rowland and John Mc
Graw set their pennant winners upon
each other fcr the world's champion
ship. It was the first time Chicago and
Xew York the nation's greatest cit
ies ever met for such honors on the
Chicago did the event justice. Phila
delphia and Boston world's series vet
eransnever produced such throngs as
clamored at the gates here from early
morn until game time. At 1 o'clock
23,000 men and women were waiting in
a dozen lines stretching for blocks
from the park. Two hours before game
lime the bleachers were packed full.
The pavilions filled rapidly-
The White Sox appeared on the field
at 12: 15, while the Uiams were still
dressing. A half hour later the Giants
appeared. They were given a rousing
Meantime, the band played patriotic
airs. The red, white and blue stries
on the sox of the Chicago players
ilashed in the snulight as they waliop
vd the ball in batting practice.
At 1:30 there were many boxes and
reserved sents still vacant, but a crowd
was steadily threading its way into
At 1:10, fifteen hundred olive drab
elad men from the officers' training
camp at Fort Sheridan marched into
the right field pavilion. The band play
(Continued on page fix.)
McMTJLLIX Young infieldcr of the
White Sox whose two-base hiti scored
the first run of the World's Series.
CHICAGO MAN IS THE
CRAZIEST OF FANS
Reached First Place at Ticket
Window in Storm at 6:30
(By II. D. Jacobs)
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Chicago, Oct. 6. John Ryan of Chi
cago wins the 1917 fanship.
He was the first man to grab a
place in the sun" and the rain and
hail for a ticKet to the world's series
jpencr at White Sox park today.
Armed with a soap box, an umbrella
and a ham sandwich, Ryan dug himself
in at the pavilion ticket window at
6:02 last night. .. . - -.
It rained. Ryan grinned. It hailed.
He hunched his head between his
shoulders and waited. It blew. He flip
ped his overcoat collar about his cars.
Then the sun came out. Ryan stretch
ed luxuriously, pulled his breakfast out
of h.s pocket and looked around. Be
hind him a line of 1500 fans, male and
female, At tho bleachers entrance was
another 1,000. He nibbled contentedly.
He had wou.
Second prizo goes to Peter Wheeler,
Sioux City, la. He bummed his way
to Chicago on a freight train and sat
next to Ryan throughout the night, coat
less, soaked, but happy.
Glenn Poper of Charley City, la., was
third. When the rain and hail came he
rented Umbrella Bi-toe from Warren
Willis, of Akron, O. .
The long distance title probably goes
to Ted Craig of Los Angeles, Cal. Craig
asked his boss for a vacation to at
tend the series. The boss said: "Noth
Well, what's a job compared with a
world's series anyway? So Craig was
iiimmg those present. s
There is some dispute about the wom
an's fanship. It lies between Mrs. A.
M. Foster and Mr.,, Agnes Brenuan,
both of Chicago. Mrs. Foster appeared
personally at 4 o 'clock this morning and
won a place about 200th in line. She
was the first female of the species on
But here's the way Mrs. Brennan
worked it. At 8:30 last night she sent
her son, John, to the pane, John wus
about fiftieth. At 2 a. m., John was
relieved by his brother, Barney. Mrs.
Brennan arrived at 7 and took the place
she had won by strategy. Figure It out
Charles Stevenson of Chicago headed
the bleacher line. He arrived in state,
(Continued on page seven.)
The White Sox infield is shown above
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Work Viewed at Close of Ses
sion Complete In All.
BELIEVE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS
WERE WELL SAFEGUARDED
True to Diitv As Oar Soldiers
WiH Re On Firing Line,
Washington, Oct. 6. Congress in its
remarkable sesion has at once assured
the "effectiveness of American arms"
and safeguarded the rights of the peo
ple, President Wilson declared today.
In a review of the war legislation,
definitely completed when adjournment
was taken at 3 o'clock, the president
said America's legislative body "has
left no doubt as to the spirit and de
termination of the country."
The president's statement, issued af
ter the senate had concurred in a house
vote to adjourn at 3 o'clock this after-,
noon, subject to the call of the pres
ident, was issued just before the 'pres
ident went to the eapitol to sign bills
and formally end tho session.
The statement read:
The 65th congress, now adjourning,
deserves the gratitude and appreciation
of a people whose will and purpose I
believe it has faithfully expressed. One
cannot examine the record of its ac
tion without being impressed by its
completeness, its courage and its full
comprehension of the great task. Tho
needs of the army and tho navy have
been met in a way that assures the ef
fectiveness of American arms and tho
war making branch -of the government
has been-abundantly Ktiiipped with the
powers that were necessary to maKe
tho action of the nation effective.
"I believe that it has also in equal
degree and as far as possiblo in the
face of war, safeguarded the rights
of tho people and kept in mind the con
sidoration of social justice so often ob
scured in the hasty readjustments of
such a crisis.
"It seems to me that the work of
this remarkable session has not only
been done thoroughly, but that it also
has been done with the utmost dis
patch possible in the circumstances or
consistent with a full consideration or
the exceedingly critical matters dealt
with. Best of all it has left no doubt
as to the spirit and determination of
tno country, but has affirmed them as
loyally and emphatically as our fine
soldiers will affirm them on the firing
(Signed) "WOOuROW WILSON."
Resume of Work
Washington, Oct. 6. Under dramatic
circumstances, the war session of con
gress will adjourn before night. It has
broken all world records for appropria
tions and revolutionary legislation
within a period of six months.
Out of the storm which has rage.
during the last two weeks it appears
likely two men Representative Hef
lin in the house, nnd Senator LaFol
letto will be under the fire of in
quiry when the session ends. Heflin
may have , to answer charges of !is
loyulty he has lodged against members
of the house, while La Follctte may bo
called un to answer charges of "se
LaFollctte today answered his crit
ics. For days he lias worked behind
closed doors, seeing no one, preparing
the speech which will go down as one
of the most remarkable in congression-
(Continued on page tlx.)
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Bisberg being the one not plsying.
up first tall
Destroyers, Convoying Merch
ant Vessels, Encounter
TELLS OF ONE BATTLE
U-Boat Was Destroyed After
Exciting Encounter of
. Washington, Oct. 6. American doB
troyers have sunk a considerable num
ber of German U-boats. The first of a
series of descriptions portraying the
battles between these destroyers and
enemy submarines was mado publie by
the committee on public information to
day. The date of the first encounter,
in which tho U-boat apparently was
sunk, in view of a floct of merchant
ships under convoy, is withheld, as is
the name of the destroyer engaged.
The account, as prepared from the
navy department's report follows:
"The American destroyer first sight
ed the submarine in the early morn
ing of a clear day. Tho sea was cntiro
ly calm with hardly a ripple of foam.
The submarine was running submerged
with only her periscope showing. A
large number of merchant ships were
"The U-boat was less than a mile off
the port beam of tho destroyer and fol
lowing a parallel courso in an opposite
direction when the periscope was dis
cerned. It was throwing up a column
of water several feet in height, so like
a nearly spent torpedo that the officer
of the deck thought for a moment that
this was what it was.
"The next instant the" destroyer
changed its courso sharply to tho left
and it headed for the U-boat at full
speed. At tho same time the forward
gun opened tire on tho periscope, ihe
commanding officer ordered a course
steered that would bring the destroy
er across the wake of the U-boat a lit
tle to tho rear of the periscope.
"As tho destroyer dashed across tin
line of bubbles, a depth charge was
dropped and a column of clear water
. r Al.- T1,A
SliOl inirxy icet jiuo mo on. va
troyer turned to the right, swiftly cir
cling, and a Btarboard gun opened on
the periscope as Bho came across the
U-boat's wake again. Again a cloud
of clear water showed that tho depth
charge had not reached its mark.
"Another quick change to tho right
brought the starboard gun to bear, but
this time the destroyer turned so sharp
lv that she was able to como down for
the third attack in the wake of the sub
marine. Tho third torpedo charge brot
up a colmun of clear water and the des
troyer wheeled once more, this time to
the left and all the port guns opened
up but without visible results.
"The last time the destroyer came
to the attack exactly in the wake of
the U-boat und ceased firing. As she
neared tho end of tho line of bubbles,
the fourth depth charge waa let go and
there followed a widespread boiling of
the surface of the sea, large bubbles and
at last a heavy film of oil.
' ' The destroyer spent some time look
ing for further traces of the U-boat,
but none were found. She then proceed
ed on her course.
"The engagement lasted twenty-two
The engagement brought a letter of
appreciation from the British admiralty,
which expressed admiration for tho ef
ficient and eeamanlike conduct of the
officers and crew of the American des
troyer. ' - s
I ' '
McMullin ' single to center scored Collins, another inficlder, and marked
y it world's series.
R-M- LA FOLLETTB
VESSEL IS LOST BUT
Admiral Shnms Reports That
Ship Foundered at Sea
Washington, Oct. 6 An American
patrol vessel on duty in foreign, wa
ters has been lost, tho navy depart
ment announced today.
A dispatch from Admiral Simms
states that tho ship foundored but the
entire crew and officers were saved
and safely landed.
Tho accident occurred on the morn
in" of October 4. An investigation is
being made into tho loss of the vessel.
The department stated that beyond a
bare announcement of tho loss no fur
ther details are given.
This patrol vessel is the first Amer
ican ship to bo lost in foreign waters.
The department early this week an
nounced the damaging of a large de
stroyer on duty as a result of a colli
sion with a British naval snip, in
neither accident was there loss of life,
cither of officers or men.
UNITED STATES' WAR
British Win Because Germans
Hold Men to Meet American
By J. W. T. Mason
(Written for the United Press)
New York, Oct. 6. America's colos
sal war preparations are nlrcady con
tributing to the success of Sir Douglas
Haig's rapid blows on tho Flanders
To preserve evcrv availablo man to
meet America's forthcoming offensive,
the Germans have nbandoncd the Bys-
tem of counter attacks.
For the first time since the present
method of trench fighting began, the
Germans are refusing to come back.
Once a position has been lost it is
written off the books of the general
staff. The whole German strength is
being concentrated Mpon purely de
The' kaiser is realizing that he can
not recklessly throw away his soldiers
in Flanders this autumn ami at the
samo time expect to maintain a serious
defense next spring against the Amer
ican army to be concentrated along
some other part of the western front.
Every major and minor question of
tactics and strategy henseforth to be
considered by the German general staff
will have this question as its basis
and consideration: Will there bo
enou gh men left to face the Americans?
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LAFOLLETTE III A
Wisconsin Senator Defiant In
His Stand Against Nation's
COMPARES HIMSELF WITH
WEBSTER, CLAY, LINCOLN
Address Is Key Note Declara
tion of Pro-German Ele
ment in This Country
LA FOLLETTE DENOUNCED.
Washington, Oct, 6. Senator
Robinson, Arkansas, bitterly. as--sailed
Senator La Follotto this
afternoon, declaring if "I en
tertained the sentiments of the
senator from Wisconsin, I would
not think I had a right to a scat
in the senate. I would apply to '
the kaiser for a seat in the bun
desrath." , .
Washington Oct. fl. Senator La Fnl-
lette today in a spectacular speech be-
iore ine senate aenea tnose in mis
country who charged him with sedition
and treason. Denouncing the "campaign
of libel and character assassination"
against men opposing war measures, he
declared "neither the clamor or tna
mob nor tho voice of power will turn
It was the first time a senator evor
reulied to so serious a charge of tho
electorate. In dramatic situations it
ranked with the faniouB speech of foen
ator Lorimer, Illinois, May 28, 19101
when he was charged with buying his
He assailed the " war , party " for
"trying to intimidate congress and tho
people," and fiercely defended free
speech. He demanded a statement of
The galleries were packed and the
Mn.t. fln.iv prnwded when the Wiscon
sin solou began his address. At first
ho spoke slowly and in deep voice,
.Anvn,.W anTihln Hnnll. hnWOVOr. he Wtt
hitting his Btride waving his manu
script in one nana, pouuumjf u tun
Hneks about him. vigorously reaffirm
ing his position on tho war.
"Wot Dy tne Drcauiu oi a
shouted, "will I tnrn from the eourso
I marked out for myself, guided by
such knowledge as I can obtain and con
trolled and directed by a solonin con-
ietion of right and amy.
itii,. i, ,i..lnrntiim nf war the tri-
t ...n norfv turn nurmied those
aiiiliimiii. i''-j r
senators and representatives who votea
against war with manciuuo mi"""
libelmis attacks. BoinK
to the extremo limit of charging them
with treason," La Follctte said.
"I have before me newspaper clip
nines, some of them libels against me
1 ' ...II .i.nii aft
alone, somo uirecieu as
other senators. One of theBO newspaper
reports, most widely circulated, repre
sents a federal judge as saying in
charge to grand jurors that certain dis
tinguished senators, among whom I hav
the honor to be included, 'should b
stood up against a wall and given what
they deserve' implying, of course,
that wo should be shot. If this wore a
single or exceptional caso of defamation
I should not trouble the senate with
reference to it.
"I find other senators, accused or
the highest crimes of which any man
can be guilty treason and disloyalty,
accused not only with no evidence to
support the accusation, but without the
suggestion that such evidence anywhere
Traitors Not Treated Eight
' ' But it is not alone members of con-
ua ti.a wnr i.nrtv in this countrv has
sought to intimidate. The mandate has
genu forth to the sovereign people inu
they must be silent while those things
arc being done by their government
which most vitally concern their well
being, their Happiness auu rueir uvea.
ii'rnilair atwl fnr WMpks llflst honest
aud Jaw-abid'.iig citizens of this country
ar being terrorized and outraged in
their rights by those sworn to uphold
the laws and protect the rights of the
fiNile. I have iii my possession numer
ous affidavits establishing tho fact that
people are being uniawiuuy urreBn-u,
thrown into jail, nciu iocoiumuiu
for davs, only to be eventually releas
ed, without ever having been taken in
to court, because they have committed
no crime. Privato residences are being
invaded, loyal citizens of undoubted in
tegrity and probity arrested, eross-ex-amined'
and tho most sacred constitu
tional rights guaranteed to every citizen
are being continually violated.
His View of Loyalty.
"It appears to be the purpose of
those conducting this campaign to throw
the country k-to a state of terror, ts
coerce publie opinion, to stifle criticism
and suppress discussion of the great ia-
Continued on Paje Seven.)
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