Illustrative of the speed with which the reports of the World Series games are received by the Mail Tribune over the United Press wire, this morning 20 seconds after the first move was made in the game at the Polo grounds it was given to the Medford fans.
Within half a minute of the play each move was known to Medford fans.
Today was a dark day for the local fans, a majority of whom are pulling for the Giants to win.
Another large crowd gathered to hear the reports.
The fourth game of the series will be played tomorrow and the reports will be received in the same manner.
The Mail Tribune wire works directly with the polo grounds and the result is the fastest time ever made on wire this length.
The water department at noon today located the break in the water main that has paralyzed the city supply since 10 o'clock last night and during the day.
If the break requires the placing of a patch it will be at least 18 hours before the full force is again turned on, but if only a "collar" is necessary the supply will be turned on by 6 o'clock tonight.
City employees worked all morning locating the "break," which is situated at the east approach of the Bear Creek bridge, opposite the P & E depot.
Word was received by S.P. Rosenbaum this morning from General Passenger Agent Charles Fee at San Francisco that a special train would be provided for the world's champion baseball players from San Francisco to Medford, which will bring them here in 14 hours or less, so that they will reach the city by 9 o'clock Monday morning, November 17.
They will leave in the evening, either as a second section of 16 or as a special.
The ball players travel on a train de-lux, six cars in the train, including baggage and diners.
Since the announcement that Medford has secured the big players every town in Oregon from Portland to Grants Pass is seeking the game — but none came through with the guarantee in time.
Judge Colvig wrote to the Portland editors inviting them to be present and adding:
"It takes money and nerve to land such an event. Medford has both."