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SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 191G. TITLE SERIES REDSOX 107 FAVORITES ON Even Money Offered by Boston Rooters for First Game, With Marquard Pitching for Brooklyn Against Leonard. FAN HORDE GATHERS EARLY BOSTON, Oct. 6. This city, the home of winning world's series baseball teams, awaits the opening of the 1916 classic tomorrow, between the Brooklyn Nationals and the Boston Americans, with the calm confidence that comes from faith in its playing representatives and the unlbroken string of victories in past contests. The optimism and fighting spirit that the Brooklyn club and its accompanying band of supporters brought to town tonight added interest to the impending struggle for the premier honors of the diamond, without shaking in the least the faith of the local fans that the Redsox, would triumph over the invading team from greater New York. ; This confidence is reflected in a score of ways and in every portion of the city as well as throughout New England. In baseball debate and wagering it crop3 out time and time again until it would appear as If there was not in all of this section one American League rooter who even considered the possiblity of defeat. While the betting tonight as 10 to 7 on the Redsox with little Brooklyn money in sight, the average supporter of the Boston Americans, de- j spite his confidence is far from predicting a walkover for the winners of the American League race. The determined and coura- j geous struggle put up all season by the J ! Brooklyns In their efforts to win the Na- , , tlonal League champion-ship, which ended in victory In the closing- days of the race, tiAa aroused great respeot for the prowess f the National League standard-bearers, d It la conceded that they will give tne ton combination the stiffest kind 01 a tie before they will admit defeat. serie-s which opens at Uraves n leio. .. " 1 t 1 nnO 1 tT lOrrow is xar irom uemg ivo. oectional affair, however, ircm we point of interest. Notwithstanding the contending teams u the Interest in the coming struggle uunrWs eharmlonshlT ia national, ?hi. is clearlv demonstrated by the gathering of the spectators for the two nmei that will be played hero tomorrow and Monday, weather permitting. While it is only natural that the majority oi fans should hall from New England and New York, the fact remains that hundreds of baseball enthusiasts from all part of the country are here tonight awaiting the umpire's call of "play to set going the machinery cf the 1916 world's aerie. FINE WEATHER PROMISED. Boston usually is far from Jacking in ample hotel facilities, yet every hotel in ithe oity tonight is thronged with baseball followers who are perfectly willing to endure inconveniences, provided they are assured a place to sleep and eat for the next few days. Hotel proprietors all told the same etory of every available room being crowded to capacity with visitors, and reservations refused for lack of further accommodations. A glance at the registers shows that the fans have Journeyed from the South, far West, . Central and Atlantic states to witness the play, and explains why Braves Field, with seating capacity for more than 42,000 spectators, will be unable to accommodate the throngs which will besiege its gates tomorrow. As if to play the part of host to perfection, the weather man has promised his finest brand of weather for the opening game, his prediction calling for an Ideal Indian eummer day, moderately warm and with little, if any, wind. Every indication tonight pointed to his forecast coming true, and hundreds of men and boys gathered outside the wall of Braves' Field for an all-night vigil under brilliant moonlight and in a warm, balmy atmosphere that made overcoats and heavy wraps unnecessary. As had been the custom in past years, the gates leading to the unreserved sections of the stands and (bleachers will be opened early tomorrow morning, and it Is apparent that the sections will be filled to overflowing hours before the game begins at 2 p. m., if the vanguard, which began to form in lines at twilight, can be taken as a criterion of the rush to come after the midnight hour has passed. SEATS GRABBED UP. la some respects these early bidders for the unreserved sections were more fortunate than the prospective speculators who depended upon their pocket-books to gain them access to the more expensive stands. With the exception of a few uncalled-for allotments, every reserved seat was sold out tonight, and the remaining will be snapped up immediately after they are (put on sale at the box office tomorrow morning. So great has been the demand for seats that not many are offered for sale toy speculators. President J. J. Lannin of the Boston club stated that he had been forced to buy back at a premium some tiokets which he needed for personal friends who had applied and could not be refused at the last minute. Those speculators who were fortunate enough to eecure even a pair of seats reaped a profit of more than 100 per cent upon their Investment on their mere announcement that they had seats for Bale. Even this was a dangerous proceeding, for several were arrested during the afternoon for trafficking in the tickets at advanced prices. There was the usual preliminary activity of players and officials during the day. and the few minor details left unfinished at the national commission meeting in New Tork last Tuesday were Cleared away. Soon after Presidents Ban Johnson of the American League and John K. Tener of the National league arrived from New Tork, the positions of the umpires for the opening game were assigned and the announcement made that the infield fly rule of the two leagues would be observed under i ivui "cnsc icRuifiiiuius wnen tne clubs were playing at the Boston park and under the National League code at Brooklyn park. PLAYERS WORK OUT. AH the Boston club players were out fluritig the afternoon at I X r iVE OF BIG BATTLE tional League Club, where the games in i this city are to be played, getting ac- j customed to the lights and shadows and huge distances of the largest park in the major league circuits. Every player except Captain Jack Barry and George Foster, who will not participate in the series owing to injuries, reported in perfect condition. Their work showed that they were on edge. The Brooklyn players and officials arrived this evening accompanied by some of the mewly-formed "Brooklyn Boosters' Club." Manager Robinson said every member of his team was in shape and expected to win. The invading club was met at the station by a large crowd of local fans, who cheered the players as they hurried to their hotel 7jliiic ui mc joroottiyn rooters i wnung xo DacK tneir ciuiD wun currency ana mere were a few moments of lively wagering, Boston supporters giving odds of about 10 to 7 on the series. Boston adherents expect to see Rube ( Marquard go on the mound for the Su- j perbas tomorrow, and even money is the J best offer that local supporters will i wager, even though Leonard is expected to be Manager Carrigan's choice for the initial battle. THREE BOSTON CRIPPLES. In addition to Captain Barry and Pitcher Foster, the Redsox will be minus the services of Iel Gainer, the substitute first baseman. Strange as it may seem, the Redsox are not greatly depressed because of the fact that these players are unavailable for duty. "My boys are a game crowd and the" will put up a winning fight no matter what the conditions are," saii Bill Car-rigan, manager of the Sox this evening. ''We certainly would like to have Jack Barry in with us, but now that it Is impossible, we look to Harold Janvrin to fill the big gap acceptably. Foster's loss means much to us, but just the same I think that Ruth, Shore, Leonard and Mays can carry the pitching burdenand carry it well." Every incoming train today was freighted to Its capacity with fans. The series of 1916 will break all records ae far as drawing out-of-town baseball enthusiasts is concerned. It is certain that at least 20,000 visitors will be here by tomorrow for the sole purpose of attending the ball game. Without a doubt the immense Braves' field will be peopled to its limit estimated at about 47,000. Burt Whitman of the Boston "Traveler" was elected official scorer of the world's series game In this city, to act with the national commission scorer, at a meeting of the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America today. DODGERS G0T0 BOSTON. NEW YORK, Oct. 6. Brooklyn gave the National League pennant winner a rousing send-off today for the opening game of the world's series to be played in Boston tomorrow. Thousands of enthusiasts gathered at Ebbets Field long before the hour for the departure of the players. In the crowd were many city officials, business men and the "Brooklyn Boosters." who left for Boston with the club to cheer the players to victory or to condole them in defeat. A band led the big parade from Ebbets Field to the subway station and a multitude of fans lined up behind. Many houses and stores displayed flags, and the pennant winners were cheered by long lines of well-wishers. The players left the Grand Central station at 1 o'clock. "We have more applications for Uckets to the Brooklyn games than we can fill," WHAT THE LEADERS SAY BOSTON, Oct. 6. Both league presidents and club owners tonight expressed confidence in the ability of their teams to win the world's series, but there was an evident undercurrent of opinion that the contest would be unusually close and hard fought. J. J. Liannin, president of the Boston Americans, said: "Of course, I look to see our boys win, but I am not deluding myself with the idea that the series will be a walkover for the home team. The Brooklyn players are a game bunch, with plenty of skill and speed." Charles H. Ebbets, president of the Brooklyn Nationals, predicted a surprise for the Superbas' opponents. "Make no mistake," he said, "the Brooklyn club is going to upset some theories before the series is oversi' B. B. Johnson, president of the American League, expressed great confidence in the ability of the Boston Americans to capture the world's series. v "Of course, I expect the Boston club to win," he said, "but I believe that the contest will be closer than appears to be the general impression. I would not be surprised to see the series go six or seven games before Carrigan's players finally clinch the championship." John K. Tener, president of the National League, refused to pick a winner. "All I ask is for fair weather," he said, "and that the best team win after a series of garres that will be an honor to the great national sport," Here's the Dope In a Nutshell Here are the outstanding facts concerning the first clash for the 1916 world's series, which opens today: Time 8 p. m. Place Braves' Field, Boston. Teams Boston Redsox and Brooklyn Dodgers. Betting 100 to 70 that Redsox win series; 10 to 9 that Bedsox win today's game. Probable crowd 17,000. Probable receipts $90,000. Regular prices range Box seats, $5; grandstand, S3; pavilion, $8; bleachers, $1 and 50 cents. Scalpers' prices $6 for $2 seats, $9 and upward for $3 seats; 913 to as mnch as they can get for 95 boxes. The $1 and 50-oent seats have not been reserved. Probable batting order: REDSOX. Batting Plaver and position. Ave. Hooper, rf 276 Janvrin, 2b 215 Walker, mf 268 Hoblitzel. lb 267 Lewis, If 264 k Gardner. 3b 304 Scott, ss 313 Cady, c 196 Leonard, p 243 Team batting. .241; team fielding. .971. Leonard's average in pitching, .667. DODGERS. Batting Player and position. Ave. Johnston, mf. or rf.... 253 Daubert, lb- 822 Myers, rf. or mf 259 Wheat, If 815 C'utshaw, 2b 254 Mowrey, 3b 240 Olson, ss 255 Meyers, c 250 Marquard, p 143 Team batting, .257; team fielding, .966; Marquard's pi'tching average, .684. Vmpires Connolly behind the bat, O'Day on bases; Qulgley left field foul line, Dineen right field foul line. said President Ebbets of the Brooklyn club. "Applications have been pouring in from all parts of the country and as far south as Cuba." While the players are in Boston fighting for the first two games of the series, carpenters will be busy extending the seating accommodations at the Brooklyn field. Nearly 1,500 extra box seats will be constructed for the first home game and new circus seats to accommodate 1,500 more will be erected In the left field. Thfss will hrin? thf canao.Itv of the grounas 10 aooui 2i,tw, KISKI RUNS OVER W. AND J. SCRUBS SAiLTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 6. Kiski opened her football season by defeating W. & J. second team here today, 25 to 7. Davies made sensational catches of two forward paases, scoring on one and putting the other on ths two-yard line. Lee played a spectacular game at fullback. Holleran and Wiseman of Pittsburgh 1 and Edgar of Wilkinsburg played a good de-: fensive game for KlskU Vester. Nail and Silvus featured for W. & J. The lineup: i KISKI 25. W. & J. 7. Wiseman L. E Erickson Jacobs L. T Vester Pearce .., Holleran . Lynch Edgar .... Rogers .... Clawscn . Davirs McCollum ....L. G Fannelv C Smith R. G Nail . . . . R. T Montgrmerv ....R. E Lhineal Q. B Hayes L. H Silvus ... R. H Steel F. B Sweet Lee Touchdowns .Lee. Da vies 2. Maddox. Erick son. Goals from touchdowns Daviea. E. Steel. Substitutions Kiski: Hess, tMohney, Melling-er. Parmenter. Moore, Maddox, Steel, Haymaker. Syret, Wood. W. A J. : Hayes. Montgomery. Referee Oarrmany, Lebanon. Umpire Dotterer. Allegheny. Linesman Daub, Princeton. Time of quarters 10 minutes. Braddock High Wins The Braddock High school football team, coached by Raymond Cox, formerly of Allegheny College, defeated Duquesne High at Braddock yesterday afternoon, 26 to 0. The lineup: BRADDOCK 28. DUQUESNE 0. iNicholls I E Burka Leighton L. T Mulr Cochran L. G McNally Shlrer C (C.) Adams Urmson R. G Jones D. Mervls R. T Scheldemantel C. Mervis R. E Fullerton Galiagher Q. B Kendrlck Shontz L. H Evans Laughran R. H Brown L. Mervls (C.) F. B Allebrand Score by period Braddock 12 7 7 026 Duquesne 0 0 0 0 0 Substitution Rubo for Shontz. Touchdowns Gallagher. L. Mervls. Rubo and Laughran. Goals from touchdown Laughran 2. LOUISVILLE BEATS OMAHA. OMAHA. Neb., Oct. 8. Louisville. ths American Association pennant winners. defeated Omaha, Western League pennant winners, in the third game of the series of fur games, 8 to 2. here today. The score: Omaha 000 000 00 22 10 S Louisville 010 021 20 1 8 17 ) Batteries Merz. Gaskell and Marshall; Stroud and Billings. CAN FOLLOW THE BALL. At the Academy Theater, during the world's I servies. an electrical scoreboard will enable j fans to follow the movements of the ball In J the games at Boston and Brooklyn. The games i start at 2 o'clock each afternoon and the boari will be in operation half an hour earlier. Opens for Redsox v. ' - 'A -.. DUTCH LEONARD. Miss Stirling ReachcsFinal BELMONT. Mass., Oct. 6. Mi3s Mildred Caverly of Philadelphia and Miss Alexa Stirling of Atlanta, Ua., won their way today into the final round of tha national woman's championship tournament on the links of the Belmont Spring Country Club here. The former defeated Mrs. Thomas Hucknail of Forest Hills, N. Y., by a score of 7 to 6, while Miss Stirling eliminated Mrs. C. C. Auchincloss of Piping Rock, 2 up. The final round will be piaed tomorrow. The Atlanta player's game for the first nine holes was remarkable. .She was 4 up with 39 strokes out, as against Mrs. Auchincloss' 44. But the latter, who yesterday deflated the English player, Mrs. W. A. Galvin, reduced this advantage to 1 up at 15 holes, when Miss Stirling developed an erratic tendency in putting. The sixte-entb and seventeenth holes were halved, but Miss Stirling won the match on the home hole with a perfect 4. Her medal r.ard was 84 against S for Mrs. Auchinv.loss. Miss Caverly fairly ran away in her match with Mrs. Hucknail. Her well-rounded game gave her a lead of 6 up at the turn, which she reached in 44 strokes, while her opponent took 52. Mrs. Hucknell became unsteady, her game breaking badly, and she hooked and sliced at an expense of many strokes. She was unable to return to form and the Philadelphia champion won easily. NORTHSIDE WANTS GAME. No-thside Lyceum Is without a game for Sunday and would like to book a game with any strong 140-pound (actual weight) team. Call Cedar 1603 between 7 and S p. n. and ask for Winkler. Ouimet Referees Golf Match; to Be Reinstated? BOSTON". Oct. 6. While, of ooiirne, the action had no direct official ttlK-nlflrance, Honton (rolfern today gro-iped over rancis Ouimet being: railed upon to referee the StlrllnK-Koxenthnl match yetterday at the twelfth hole. Vice President Howard Perrln of the National Association, whose affability is well known, extended the invitation. It should not be Interpreted that the stiffening; in departing; from the I nlted States association xpine on the amateur statux, but clone observers believe Ouimrt's diKnifled, straightforward course Is approved amone the powers that be and that should he modify his Ini wines connections it would not be long; before reinstatement among; Minion pure would follow. Ouimet took immense interest in the performance of MiMes Stirling and Rosenthal and was Impressed by the mental attitude of the latter under the pressure of competition since she has adopted the teaching; of Christian Science. At the outset be thought the Chlcafcnan unbeatable ao lone as she maintained her state of mind. Later he changed his opinion somewhat. Mis Rosenthal is a new student of that cult which it is believed will have far more influence upon her frame In another season Pitt Will Pry Lid Off O-O-O 0-0 OO Gridiron Season Today PITTSBURGH'S football season opens this' afternoon at Forbes Field, when Pitt clashes with Westminster in the first intercollegiate game of the year, while, as a preliminary, the Pitt Freshmen and East Liberty Academy come together, i The earlier game begins at 1:30, while the kickoff in the college struggle-will 'be at 3.00. The officials for both games will be Cadigan of Syracuse, referee ; Morrow of "NY. & J., umpire ; Knox of Yale, head linesman. Bulletins of the first world's series baseball game will be megaphoned to the crowd. The Pitt squad opens the season in good condition, the only man whom a physical aliment is sure tot? ! Keep out or tne iray being Johnston, a big lineman, who has an injured knee. The freshmen are not qu:te so well off. as Pitler and Xagle are out of the game with temporary injuries, and two or three other promising men have been unable to get into shape because of the press of school duties. However, it is believed that the first-year men will present almost their strongest lineuD. and that the con- ! dition of the men who will go into the j game for them is a,l that could be desired, i Coach Warner announces that, if dos- sible. he will use almost his entire squad in this game, usin? it as a means of trying out his men prior to the series Of hard tussles coming with Navy, Syracuse and Penn. During the present week he made an important change in the squad by moving Easterday from halfback and Cliff Brown from center to end, and it is likely that both of the speedy Ohioans will be seen at the terminal positions against Westminster. Herron and Carl-eon, Pitt's veteran wingmen, havebeen helping in the development of the new Marquard to Stump For the President NEW YORK, Oct. 6. Rube Marquard, who expws to pitch Brooklyn to victory over the Redsox, has a new contract, re-gardleNS of whether his team wins or loses the world's series. He called at the headquarters of the National Woodrow Wilson College Men's League today and "signed up" with Winter Russell, chairman of the speakers' bureau, for a series of speeches in support of 1'resident Wilson in various parts of New York city, to begin at the conclusion of the world's series. "I am for Wilson from start to nnish," said Marquard, "and I feel just as sure he will be elected its I am the Brooklyn team will win the series. I am going to get quite a number of other ball players to aid me on the stump." DAY'S GOLF CARD AT LOCAL CLUBS The schedule of events at the local golf clubs for today are as follows: Oakmont Country Club Eighteen holes match play against bogey under seven-eighths handicap for a trophy presented by J. B. Shea. Winner may either accept Shea trophy or points on the I-ouis Brown trophv. Pittsburgh Fie;d Club Second round of match play for the W. J. McAlister trophy, semi-final round lor the L. S. Haskell trophy. Eighteen holes medal play under full handicap for a cup presented by the house committee. Tho tie for the golf bag presented bv E. F. Griffin among H. M. c'orwln, W O Bechman and J. C. M. White will also be played off. Allegheny Country Club Third round of match play under handicap for the vice president's cup. Country Club of Pittsburgh Eighteen holes match play against bogey under three-fourths handicap for a trophy presented by J. M. Hansen. Brackenridge Country Club Eighteen holes medal play under full handicap for a trophy presented by H. E. Sheldon. Bellevue Country Club Sweepstake of 18 holes medal play under the regular club handicaps. Edgewood Co-Jntry Club Team match between the Reds and the Blues. There will also be an 18-hole medaj plav seepstake. Sutler Country Club Eighteen holes medal pipy sweepstake under full handicap. Sewiekley Valley Golf Club Eighteen-hole medal play qualifying round, plavers to quallfy into flights of eight for subscription trophies. Mt. LeVanon Country Club Team match between the first and second teams, earh team I to consist of 10 men. The firt team will be captained by D. R. Hill and the second team by J. D. Hodgson. Stanton Heights Golf CJub Eighteen holes match play against bogey under handicap for a trophy. Soccer Teams in Cup-Tie Matches On Today's Card In place of the usual league games, all the leading soccer clubs of this district ere engaged In cup-tie football this afternoon, this being the date of the first round games of the Western Pennsylvania championship competition, which has 15 entrants this year, the first round pairings resulting as folfows-Homesteed Steel Works (present holders nf the cup) at Castie Shannon, East Pittsburgh at Braddock, Cecil at Curry. Treveskyn at Hyland. Noblestown at Bridgeville. 1 Juniata P. R. R, at Madison and Tiltonviile (O ) at East Liverpool. Sons of St. George, Ambridge getting the bye. While all of these games are certain to be well attended, the bulk of the local soccei fans will be . found at Castle Shannon and Braddock. where hard-fought battles are sure to be seen. The Castle Shannon team is quite confident of eliminating the champion Horns-stad team from the competition and thus avenge the West Penn and national cup defeats sustained two yeers ago at Homestead and elaborate preparations have been made to hatil? a large crowd. Local rivalrv win be responsible for a. big turnout at the Rankin car barns, where Braddock and Kast Pittsburgh meet, this being the first home game either team has playd this season. Should there be sufficient games brought to a conclusion today, the :ond round will bo drawn t Tuesday's meeting of the West Penn Association, which will leave the teams ample time to prepare. Extra time will be played in all games today If necessary to determine the winner, ths klck-ofX In all being at 3 o'clock. Hj Post-Season Series WHITESOX STILL SPEEDING. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Won. Lost. Pet Chicago (Americans) S 0 1.CV Chicago (Nationals) 0 3 .00- CHICAGO. Oct. B. The Americans made if three straight from their local National League rivals today, winning 3 to 0. Jackson's gT"eat betting won the game fir Comiskey'e men. while Claude Williama5- pitching baffled the Nationals. The score: Nationals 000 000 00 00 6 2 Americans 011 001 00 -3 8 0 Batteries Prendergast. McConnell and . Wilson; Williams and Schlk. Total attendance, three games. M.9K; total receipts, l.'SK; national commission's share. J62.d0; players' pool, $1,677."0; each club's share. tl,U2-50. TO TRANSFER TOPEKA CLUB. TOPEKA. Kan.. Oct. 6. The Topeka Western League baseball club will be remoi'ed to some other city, probably Peoria. 111., or Kansas City. Kan., or sold soon, according to an announcement made here today by John Savage, owner of the club. ends. The probable lineups at the start of the games follow: WESTMINSTER. PITT. Harris L. E3 Carlson Edmonds L. T Thornhlll Stewart L. G Sutherlanl MeCulloujrh C (Capt.) Peek Berry R. G Soppltt Evans R. T Se'.rtel or Hiltv Pmith R. E Herron Dunn ...Q. B DeHart or Miller ft-., " I- H Hastings VVierman R. H S:es or McXultv Vh;tmer F. B McLaren EAST LIBERTY. PITT FRESHMEX. Bruce Barrick (Capt.) Cliae Whitehill Freed Vebelunas Gunning Ly:le Masley ...L. E Marland ...L. T Kelly -..L. G Thomas C C. V. AHshnuse ...R. G Chain or Johnson ...R. T G. R. Alehouse or Griffith . ..R. E Olson or Peters ...Q. B Eaton or S of.eld ...L. H..Achman or Penman Humes R. H Burd or Burke Wilcox or Winter Jacobs F. B Lhc Jiftornmq IDatcbet George Washington Never Had KAOX FOKALL EDITOIl ON THE PAN SONG OF EJ.NUI. The big icorld series starts todty. Ho hum! They say the Beans and Robins play. Ho hum I It does' no good that ire can see, It only makes more work for we The Hose'll take four while the Robins take three. Oh, ho hum ! The gridiron season's under way. Ho hum! , That means we'll have to work today, Ho hum! It always makes us want to moan, The cheer leader, his megaphone. And resounding clash of bone on bona. Oh, ho hum! CHALLENGE. Once upon a time in onr M4ioltMtic days we attempted to uphold the aifirmatiTe end of a debate enti led: ReolTed, That War Is a Necessary Evil." We lost the decision. We ain't making any kick againKt the deeteion, but the leaat we ' shnnld of got was a draw. But, if anybody rails upon um now to uphold the negative end of a debate entitled: "Resolved. That the Presn Agent Is a Necessary Evil." we ran go Into the ring, bound, gagged and blindfolded, and win the decision even if Karl Davis is referee. P. S. The above, written next to pure Dodgers and Marquard Receive Big Sendoff; Pfeffer May Get Call By DAMON RUN YON. OSTOX, Oct. 6. Your Uncle Wilbert Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers reached Boston about 7:30 this evening and, as B iar as they are concerned, ceed. Their train was late. It was a train that probably never was a very early train at any time in its career. It moved along with a leisurely air that must have been acquired only after great practice. There are trains on the N. Y.. N. II. & II. which hurry between i New York and Boston with all the i the sedate train happened to De me nrst i fMit when the Dodgers reached ! VV;d Central today and they took 1 that one by mistake. took it for one of the ground la practically impossible to dis- They mis aters. It la tingulsh a slow train Irom a iast.iraui on the N. Y-. N. H. & H. when they are lying dormant at the station, because both kinds wear locomotives with wheels. Despite the fact that their train progressed like their fleetest baec runners traveling around the sacks, the Dodgers enjodrjourney: It w a great edu- caUonal value to such of the pastimer hTr! not studied the terrain of the di- as had not studied the terrain trict between New York and Boston heretofore, the langorous lingering of the train giving them the opportunity to brush up on the subject. The big waiting room of the Grand Central station was packed with people when the Dodgers reached there after a parade in Brooklyn. Every player had his private crowd at hie heels wherever he moved. Your Uncle Wilbert Robinson. haTad tmTworking hU tTr -.., eii,- t harrier of who was a crowd in himself, or course. All aisic Ul w . .v, ' - outstretched hands to the train. The fat manager of the National League champions is ever a genial soul and his broad face was engulfed In one gigantic grin as he listened to the con trratulations and good wishes. After get board the train. Robby hunted up tine a an extra-wide seat and buried himself in peaceful slumber. He roused himself once to engage In a .small game of chance with some of the horde of newspaper men who accom- ; ,wj tkA siiiH hut nfrtkr Vipi n victorious in a few pots. Your Uncle Gilbert again succumbed to the wiles or Aiorpneus. Well, no guy ever gets sleepy when he's a loser, does he? Richard W. De Marquis, alias Rube Mowmar-ri tiki .hnut th Grnn Cen- tral with a majestic mien before the train left, and a considerable court of pep-eyed admirers hovered in his august wake. After getting on the train, however, the Reuben cast aside his Imperial manner and fell for such humble pursuits as "rummy" and hearts. RUBE IS LIONIZED. The lean, wry-necked left-hander was one of the heroes of the mob today and plenty of good luck was shrieked after ; him in til vers kevn aa he took hia d. ! parture. Mrs. Richard De Marquis, otherwise Blcssom Seeley, is hastening on from Cleveland, where she has been In vaude ville, to be present at the opening of the series In Brooklyn. "It's no cinch I'm going to start Marquard tomorrow," said Your Uncle "Wilbert Robinson between naps today. "I've got a couple of other pitchers In great c:nditlon right now besides the Rube. Say, you fellows have been talking a lot about Marquard and Coombs; but I'm willing to make a bet that Pfeffer pitches as well as any of them in the series.' This remark leads to the suspicion that Your Uncle Wilbert is thinking some of tossing In the big right-hander for a starter. Pfeffer has always been one of Robhy's favorites. The manager of the Brooklyns believes that the lord of all pitchers of all time was Sadie MoMahon, the old Baltimore Oriole, and it is said that Pfeffer has much of McMahon's general sty. When he was coach of the Giant pitchers. Your Uncle Wilbert was always seeing something in some youngster that reminded him of Sadie, but in Pfeffer's case it Is not imagination and Robby is the man who developed Pfeffer and made him a good hurler. Xew Y'ork followers of baseball will never forget how Robby worked with Pfeffer the first time he took the blanket off the youngster in a game against the Giants; the solicitous, paternal care with which Robby patted and coddled the righthander through to victory. He said then, and has often said since, that Pfeffer is sure to be one of the greatest pitchers the game has ever known. MARQUARD OR COOMBS. Marquard or Coombs are generally picked by the guessers to open for the Dodgers tomorrow, however, and if Robby starts Pfeffer it will he . tremen- Anything on This Newspaper Vol SL No. 271. reading mater, is worth a pair of dneata, ain't It, Karl? John McGraw made a slight mlstaks , this year. He tried to win a hurdle race In two jumps. THE GIANTS. Slowly and sadly ye lay they away In the midst of their useless glory. Had they only kept up what they started In May But that is a different story. Jess Wlllard. we understand, yearns to fight again. looking over the present heavyweight field, we sre constrained to . believe that Jess has a lot of yearning ahead of him. Not that his name hsw anything- to do with it. but Bohen ought to make good mm a member of the Cardinals. ALAS AMI A LACK! Oh, what's this horrible thing we've read, The ghastly news we hear. That leaves us sickening in dread , And Quaking in our fear Is't true, as have the brewers said, They'll brew less alcohol in beert We laughed when price of gasoline Soared gaily overhead. When "Chin Chin" tickets did careen In price, no tears were shed J?ut this hurts ten times worse, we ween, Than cutting down 'the jitney , loaf of bread. the world s series may now pro- animation of scared coyotes, but v . . ; surprise. "Colby Jack" had a (julat ; Dut prosperous journev to Boston, aa he j aISO found diversion with the newspaper , "" t thlr similar pursuita. When the train stopped at New London. t as it stopped at all other new. and also I old. ports along the road, a traveling 1 salesman got aboard and entered on of j the Dodgers' private cars. Some were for ) ejecting him forthwith, but finally Fred Merkle, who had noted something familiar the fellow from the beginning, rec- 1 gn!zed him as none other than Hsnd- i ?mt "a.roId Mccormick, the great old pinch hitter of the Giants. Handsome Harold is not a whit les handsome than formerly, and not a whit less better dressed, whatever a whit is. He Is now traveling for a steel concern, selling steel, and ke had "made" New London in pursuit of business. He did. not know the Dodgers were on that train until he climbed aboard. McCormick became a salesman for a steel outfit when he withdrew from baseball eomm veari i J T 2 1 the ame for McGraw. Now he Is bach at it again.1 The Dodgers had a couple of special cats strapped to the head end of th t-ain on their Journey today, and th party numbered about" 61 people. Many of the ball players were accompanied bj wivea and othe" members of theu families. Charles H. Ebbets. Sr., distinguished and debonair, was present, of course, li his capacity as president of the club. Th curly white locks of Charlie are snowlej than ever these days, but the ruddinest j of his cheeks is unimpaired. Many won- J "nic uses. j He spoke in a rem:niscent I-am-go'.ng I to-retire-from-baseball mood todaj bu- I naturally he was overjoyed by the fac ? t at his club was entraining for th trenches at Braves' Field. The presideni of the Dodgers Is Just as sure that his lads will win as he Is that the gate receipts will be the largest ever taken In at a game of baseball. ROBINS TO BE FEARED. When the Dodgers' train finally reached Boston this evening, the lads -were marched to the Hotel Brunswick, some blocks distant from the station. For .Aor. on4 nun hull clubs have patron- Jze(J the old copj.y square House, only ... . , u v,or4nn t Ann outfit having the hardihood to go elsewhere. That was the Pittsburgh Pirates, who always put up at the Brunswick Not long ago the Copley Square1 hurled a bomb Into the big leagues by announcing that It could not accommodate the pastimers further and most of the clubs now attend the Lenox or the iTucswick. Most of the Dodgers went to bed early tonight. This was not a-difficult task. They acquired the habit In Brooklyn. They will be early to rise tomorrow, and It Is a lead pipe cinch that they will not meet anv of the prominent people of the preat national pastime. Judging from the scenes around the Boston hotels this aft ernoon. There Is some betting here and It favors the Redsox at a ratio of about 10 to 7- No real big wagers have been reported. Since the Brooklyn club came through in the National league race, crushing the Giants in the final jam, baseball folks have been taking a second look at Rob-.by's men. Those who were predicting that the National League winner would almost win one game from Boston are now hedging. They can see where Rob-by's club is to be feared. McGraw to Stick NEW TORK. Oct. . John J. McGraw will continue to manage the New Tork Nation League club next year, despite any report to the contrary, cays John B. Foster, secretary of the lub. "MoGraw already has gone over the plan for next year with President Hetnpted, raid Foster, "and has high hopes of leading the New York club to a pennant. Hts contract with the New York club has another ear to run and It is not fair to him or tne lub to have rumors spread that he will no be with New York next year." LETTER FOR GRENETS. A letter awaits the manner of the ftV & Grenet football team la this B

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