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BLLXXXVll, NO. 177. SALT LAKE CITY, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1913. 16 PAGES FIVE CENTS Si
stic Tales of Fiendish
fers Told by Slayer of
rs. Rexroat Due to
VLS COME FROM
NUMBER OF CITIES
dition to the Dancing
her, Only One Other
:tim Can Be Traced
IGO, Oct. G. Of the nineteen
Henry Spencer, slayer of Mrs.
Allison Rexroat , sworo he had
;d, tho police, after investi
is alleged crimes in various
ero able tonight, to fix upon
ono murder or possibly two.
ii Halpin, chief of tho detcc
cau, announced his conviction j
ncer, in giving his long, cir
ial confession of fiendish
as a consummate falsifier,
f tho murders ho says ho com
rere perpetrated while Spencer
ho Illinois state ponitcntiary
t. Of twelve of the alleged
the police in this and other
vc no record. n ono case- do
)y Spencor police records show
Dily was recovered, but tho de
have as yet established no con
ictwocn Spencer and tho crime,
pt for possibly two murdors,
s weird story of killing people
icring in their skulls and sinlc
r bodies in lakes seems pure
on," said Captain Halpin to
"Jlis imagination, stimulated
3, poured out one of tho most
talcs of murder thai, has over
mi a man whose mind is given
is of crime."
u Halpin declared tonight that
lomplcte proof that Spencer
1 ilrs. Rexroat, and was al
lally confident that ho mur
Krs, Annabel Wight. Mrs.
house was robbed December 4,
1 she was beaten so badly that.
in the county hospital July "13,
oily of Ida Oliver, recovered
! drainage canal May 20, 1912,
respond to the foreign woman
icnccr said ho lured along tho
1 killed after robbing hor.
sr was in the penitentiary!
Hceincn Pennell and Devino
led August 11, 1002. He also
irison in IflOS when Fannio
u was killed, and when Era
Gbcbucy was killod iu Soptem
cords could be found hero of
man, alleged to have been
' Jackson Park Inst spriug, or
onian he snid he killed at Ful
Halstcad streets eight mouths
'f a snluon keeper on the west
etc identification of Spencer as
leror of Mrs. Jtoxroat camo
vcral different sources today,
lcatst two sections of his con
Worring to tho holdups and
h woro confirmed by visitors
18 were received today from po
Jontiotf in other cities from
pcucor boasted that manv of
cs had been committed. 0. A.
1 ot Whcalon. 111., identified
is tho man wlio had riddon
"5. Rexroat on tho seat behind
' Chicago to Wayne, HI., on tho
;9. Rexroat was murdered.
5 vpico was identified as tho
I voice that had called up Mjs.
h Mrs. Rexroat 's landladv,
5f?h her had mndo tho ongagc
't led the dancing teacher to
in IJjUpiu asserted that he prob
L'l'd lie able to nrovo that tho
$4Ktr uV' wuJit was tho work of
'JmmV?J nlt,,0Kh thoro was a dincrep
JCKm..11 "'onth in the date mentioned
ljVKni ?r.rs.ns !no limo thut he killed
)fiJHtn Police record of the at
iW'tTiM8)0" Sponccr 'oscribod
!jlHfMho ,altl"ntt0ofInuary,,, ho
jtWmWrLri PrwHK around Do Kalb
JlJBV11, streets about noon whon T
,i$SBfS,Pn ,n tho window, 'Rooms for
fifBmm-x 1WoI,t an,1 not a woman
MKkT t00k, upstairs and showed
VSBffiv?m ,tl,at vacant.
ViBw tak n,1tlnl ndllloii. I told her I
tKBy w,Ve orn and would be back.
SSMMin&L n WnJ,tn'rs 1 etruck her with
3Bta5ln'" rln"1 aud a nlby rhlh'
fljBSSjLP1801' "wncr of a saloon which
MK QMnaod on Pago Two.)
LUflED TO HER DEATH
flf TELEPHONE CALL
Beyond That Fact There Is
No Clew to the Murderer of
Miss Ida G. Leegson.
POLICE LOOK FOR AUTO
Switchman Said to Have Ob
served Machine Near Scene
CinCAGO, Oct. 6. Miss Ida G.
Leegson, art student, whoso undo body
was found on tho prairie wcsl of here
yesterday, was lured to her death by
Home man who telephoned to her in re
sponse to her advertisement for a place
as a nurse. This was the- conclusion
of the police tonight after more than
twenty-four hours' search, which re
sulted, the police admit, in no trail
which can direct them to the mur
derer. The thick silken fish line found
near tho body and the bruised circle
it had left around Miss Lccgson 's
neck showed them tho manner of hor
'death, her tattered clothes strewn for
half a milo along the road approaching
tho prairie and the bruises on tho body
indicated that death had" come only
after sho had made a hard strugglo,
but there was nothing found to show
by whom Miss Leegson had been in
ducod to visit the lonely spot on the
western outskirts of the city.
Advertised for Place.
After giving up her position as a
school teacher in Mason City, la., Sep
tember 29, Miss Leegson eamo to Chi
cago and engaged a room with Mrs.
.Tamos P. Buructte, saying sho was go
ing to try to earn more monoy to con
tinue her art studies. Saturday she
placed an advertisement in a paper
ashing for n place as a trained nurse.
Saturday afternoon a telcphono call
camo from a "Mr. Wilson,' ' who,
when told Miss Leegson was out, in
quired closely after her porsonal ap
pearance. An hour later he called
again and asked her to go to a point on
tho west side to care for his wife. She
left to answer the" call and was not
heard from again by her frionds.
The street address given by "Mr.
Wilson" proved to be a vacant lot on
Lured to HcrDeath.
The possibility that Miss Leogson
was lured to hor death by an organized
band of "while slavers,"' ' while being
investigated by tho polico, is not be
lieved by them to offor a solution of
tho mystery. An investigation among
tho teachers at tho University of Chi
cago and at tho art. institute indicated
that the murdered woman had been
known for hor industry, thnt sho had
no men friends and that her nights had
boon spent in study.
Hor death was tho result of strangu
lation, according to Dr. T. .T. Springer,
coroner's physician, who declared that
from the appoaranco of tho body, Miss
Leegson could not have bcon dead for
more than an hour or so before it was
discovered. October 22 was sot for the
The police are searching for tho dark
colored, high covered automobile de
scribed bv William Salvage, a switch
man on J ho Belt Lino road, who re
ported that he had seen such a car pass
his crossing Saturday night and that it
had returned an hour or so lator.
Miss Lccgson'a hand satchel was
found todav a block from where the
bodv was found. It had bcon slashed
with a knife and its contents, except a
pair of stockings and a pieco of soap,
Career in Aurora.
AURORA, III.. Oct. 6, Miss Ida Ioes
fion, who was Blaln. in Chicago Saturday,
came to Aurora from Mllwaulcco In Uio
foil of 1007 to take a position as a teach
er of I3ng!tnli in Aurora college. Dr. T.
J. Allon. president of tho school, pained
widft noto by koIiik on a sixty-day diet of
uncooked pcunuts to prove their food
valuo and the test indirectly brought on
a disputo with Mlsa L,cokhod as to her
ualury. So cinnu to teach English. nho
wild, but Dr. Allen willed upon her to
liclp with his correspondence, which ac
cumulated nftor bo began hU monodlct.
After this labor 3Ilss Leeton sued the
doctor and got a judgment for J2I5.
Dr. Allen's defense was that Miss
Leegson stayed on In the college dormi
tory aftnr he bad discharged her for
flirting with young men studentr. Sho
denied tho accusation, admitting, bow
ovor, that ho had smiled when the boys
made humorous comment upon tho dlges
tlvo trials of Dr. Allen.
MIhh Leegson had few acquaintances
in Aurora, as she seldom left htr apart
ments In tho collfgtf dormitory.
TIMOTHY L. WOODRUFF
HAS RELAPSE SUNDAY
Remains In State of Coina for Thirty
Honrs; Physicians Refuse to Ro
spond to Inquiries.
JC15W YORK, Oil fi. -Timothy 1
Woodruff, who wax Hlrlckon at the fuMon
notification meeting a week ugo with
what was declared to be paralypls. Juf
fored a relapse Sunday afternoon and was
said to be In a more serious condition
tonight, whon he was rovlvod after being
In a etnto of coma for thirty hour?.
Ills wife and son aro In constant at
tendance. Detlnltc Information In re
sponse to Innulrlos concerning Mr. V oo. -nffH
condition. Is refused by his physl
PlniiF. but It Is learned that the urtorlca
on tho right side of his head hnrdojictl.
thU8 causing panihcln of his u-ft side.
n'id that the attack was broug it on 0.
a stroke of apoplexy.
Begins Holding Conferences
With Democratic Senators
Today Looking to Prog
ress in Upper House.
HEARD AT CAPITOL
Chairman Glass Issues State
ment Concerning the Ob
jections of Hitchcock
to the Measure.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 6. rrcsidont
Wilson will begin conferences tomor
row with Democratic senators, looking
to tho acceleration of the administra
tion currency bill's proercss through
The president has been informed
that some members of the senate bank
ing and currency committee plan to
continue tho hearings two weeks longer
and consume a month thereafter in
working over the bill. He will on
deavor to ascertain from members of
tho committee and Democratic eouators
generally what are tho causos of do
lay. At tho White houso it was stated
today that the president would feel
j justified in usine even, legitimate
means to forward the progress of the
bill toward the statute books boforc the
end of the present session.
Significant in tho day's developments
on tho situation were remarks which
tho prcaidont made to callers to tho
effect that objections to tho adminis
tration bill procoodod from biff banks
bocauso the' feared that tho control
of tho country's financial system would
be taken from their hands by tho now
measure. Referring to a largo num
ber of telegrams from bankers through
out tho country approving the bill, the
president called particular attention to
the fact that somo of thoso bankors had
requested that thoir names not be made
public. Ho also told some of those
with whom ho discussed tho subject
that if the people of the country know
tho real state of affairs with reforonco
to tho opposition to the currency bill
they would regard it as ridiculous.
Rumors at Capilol.
Various rumors woro current at the
capitol when the president's views be
came known there. One report had
it. that Mr. WilHOn contemplated issu
ing a statoment in tho near futuro
with especial referonco to tho rolation
between the big bankors and small
bankers who had voiced their opposi
tion to the administration bill dur
ing tho recent hearings. There was no
confirmation of this at tho White house.
No announcement wns mado tonight
of the particular seuators with whom
tho presidont will discuss tho curroney
Senators Hitchcock of Nobraska,
Reed of Missouri and O 'Gorman of
Now York are tho Democratic sena
tors who hav expressed a desiro to
continue tho hearings and get ruoro in
formation boforo bocinninir work on
tho bill. Tho other four Democrats on
tho comraittce Senators Owen, Pom
erene, Hollis and Shafroth axe do
lared willing to start work at onco on
the bill itself.
WASHINGTON', Oct. 6. Representa
tive Carter Giant", chairman of the house
committee on banking and currency, Is
sued a xtalomcnt tonight critlclHing tho
i opposition to tho pending currency bill of
Senator Hitchcock, a Democratic mem
ber of tho fenato committee on banking
and currency. Ho said ho was fjuite
"curious to know" to wliat provisions
of the measure the Nebraska senator
waa to attach the "Heveral hundred
amendments of which he spcaka In his
rather porfllstent newspaper crusade
apalnst the bill."
Thus fnr, Mr. Glass declared, Senator
Hitchcock "ventures to npcclfy but four
objections to the bill nB It passed the
hoimc." and anklnjc for more tlmn In
which to consider the subject. Assorting
that the senate committee- had po.He?Blon
of tho curroney bill beforo the house com
mittee, the statement nuKKosted that "It
would not be oxactly fair for the public
to afHiimc. merely bcaufie Senator Hitch
cock In unprepared to uct, that those
who nov, have tho matter In charge have
not had ovan more time and bettor op
portunities than the houso committee
to study tho mibject and give It. dctlnlto
form and substance."
Replies to Objections.
Concerning home of Senator Illtch
rock'G objections to the bill, Rcprosenta
tlv Gins said In part:
"Tho assertion that the bill as It
paFsed tho house would 'frightfully con
tract commerelal credits,' oven tem
porarily. Is a flftment of tho Imagina
tion. It has not ono particle of basis,
and no capable actuary with any regard
for his intellectual Integrity would reach
any such conclusion.
"-n to the talk of an ultimate period
r (Continued on Pago Two.)
Near-sensation Occurs at the
Morning Session, When Ber
nard Heinrich Begins to
ORDERED TO HIS SEAT
BY PRESIDENT SMITH
Recalcitrant Is Quickly Quiet
ed and the Incident Is
Closed; Several Apostles
Heard During Day.
A near-sensation. In the iorm of incipi
ent insurrection, raised Its head at yes
terday mornlns's meeting of the general
conference of tho Mormon church, held
in the tnbernaclo. Just as President Jo
seph F. Smith had finished announcing
the closing hymn, Bernard Heinrich of
Farmer's ward Jumped excitedly to his
feet and advanced to the open space at
the southeast front of the terraced ros
trum. Addressing himself to President
Smith, ITolnrlch said:
"Will you announce why It was that
certain members of this church have
been cast out, not for any wrong com
mitted, but for conscience, and "
"Yes, yes," Interrupted President
Smith in a kind tone of voice, "we un
derstand you very well, and "
"And 1 want " renewed Heinrich,
but got no further when President Smith
"No. no; sit down."
Heinrich parted his lips to again ad
vance his Interruption, when several men
seated around him said, ever so softly:
"Sit down; sit down." By this time Ben
jamin Goddord of tho church bureau of
information was at Hoinrich's side and
gently but firmly sat him down In a seat,
and tho Incident was cjQoed.
It was later explained that Holnrlch
was a recalcitrant who had Joined the
insurrection movement headed b? Sam
uel Eastmann, who has announced that
while the principles of the gospel wcro
truo in every respect, tho church or
ganization had gone astray. He. "as one
mighty and Btrong." aa he puts It, has
been sent to correct the abuses that have
arisen In tho leadership. The wholo
movement is viewed an one of those petty
uprisings that characterize the careers of
most religious organizations.
Howover, Eastmann has gained a con
siderable following among the Germans
of tho southern and southwestern parts
of the city, and Heinrich and some oth
ers of Ills followora have been excom
municated because of thoir persistent ef
forts to Incite rebellion against tho
church authorltloa. This Is supposed to
have boon the moving power behind the
effort of Heinrich to disturb tho meeting
From the trend of so many conference
sermons on tho "word of wisdom." It has
been surmised that officials of the Mor
mon church aro preparing to enter ac
tively Into the antl-aaloon campaign in
Utah particularly and wherever elsewhere
that they aro able to exert uny consid
This impression was emphasized and
reinforced at yesterday morning's meet
ing In the tabernacle. Apostle David O.
McKay had Just finlnshod an address, in
which ho had made a feeling and
earnest appeal to the people to put down
tho saloon, quoting and paraphrasing,
"Why halt yc, iBrael, between two
opinions? If God' Is God. follow him. If
Bacchus, follow him." At the conclusion
of the apostlo's addrosF. President Smith
arose and said:
I think the natural Inference, after
listening to tho remarks that have
been made this morning, would be.
Can we. professing to be Intelligent
men nnd women, resist the appeal
that has bocn made? I sav we can
not, and b Latter-day Snfnts.
MembciH of the council of twelve
apootJes wer In the majoritv of those
who addressed the morning session, th
bulk of tho npeaking time being given
over to them and three of them address
ing tho congregation, which numbered
about 6000 persons. President .loscph V
Smith being In charge. Thre were tio
ovenlow meetlngH during the day. tho
i cold weather and other conditions cnt
itlng down attendance to leas than half
of that of yesterday.
The morning music Included a soprano
nolo, "Plains of Peace." bv 7,11ns Amelia
MnrKoltfl. The other musical exorcise
consisted In congregational hinging, the
hymns. "How Firm a Foundation." "O
Say What Is Truth" and "Love at Home''
being rendered. James Wotherspoon
president of the North Weber stake ut
lored the Invocation, and the benediction
was pronounced by Joseph S. Geddcs
president of the Oneida Htnko of Idaho'
The. general author! Hcm were presented
and MtiHlalued In the afternoon.
George Albert Smith of the council 0f
twelve Hpoxtles was tho first speaker -it
the morning meeting. In part Mr. Smith
spoko as follows:
There are many tcrlptural evi
dences of tho reward of faith Noah
Abraham. Mohes; the three Hebrowt
east Into the fiery furnace.; Daniel In
the lion's den nnd there are also
modern evidences equally Important
and valuable. ,
It was by faith that Joseph Smith
(Oontluued on Pago Two,)
Marv M. A'YLaughlin Is Winner
vj5 fcjS j J& tS
Is the Best or "Betterfiabies"
MARY MARGARET M'LAUGHLIN. winner in "Better
Baby" contest, and her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McLaughlin.
IB TRIES TO LYNCH
Benjamin Roy Spurgeon
Shoots and Serious Wounds
Girl in New York.
By International News Service.
NEW YORK, Oct. C Benjamin Roy
Spurgeon, 27 years old, was arrested and
locked up tonight after police reserves
had fought their way through a mob of
several hundred men who were struggling
to lynch the priboner. Deliberately and
apparently without the slightest cause,
Spurgeon tonight twice sdiot and serious
ly wounded 12-year-old Dora EUroblf. as
the little girl was standing in the en
tranco of an east side moving picture
houso talking to a girl friend.
"I don't know why I shot the little
girl," he told the police. "I don't like
girls. Thirteen years ago I killed a girl
at Rcdburgh, Mo., because sl'e was not
true to me. and In 1007 I stabbed and
killed a man in St. Louis."
In tho prisoner's pockets was found a
memorandum book containing the nota
tions: "Evelyn N'csblt, Brevoort hotel; Lillian
Russell. 2G7 Went Eighty-ninth street;
Mayor Gaynor. St. J tunes and Two Hun
dred and Eighth avenue; Avlss Llnnul
and Anna Aumullcr."
Fifteen cartridges and tho revolver
wore also found on him.
Spurgeon was taken from tho station
to the Bellevuo hospital for observation.
He was once a printer, he told the police.
UNDUE INFLUENCE BY
PRIEST IS ALLEGED
Heirs Petition Oourt to Set Aside the
Will of Mrs. Kate Euddcn,
Sister of Marcus Daly.
AJN'ACOXDA. Mont.. OcL 6. Alleging
undue influence on the part of the Rev.
Kathor A. R. Coopman of Anaconda. In
that whll; acting as her spiritual adviser
and ronfe.sor lie drew tip a will and
caused her to sign It when she was on
hor deathbed, several heirs petitioned the
district oourt hero today to s-et aside the
will of Mrs. Kate Rudden. sister of the
lato .Marcus Daly," copper king, and to
remove the priest an executor.
Mrs. Rudden died In Anaconda Septem
ber 27, 1912.
The estate Is estimated to bo worth
J30.O0O. Under the will, two-thirds of
this gocfl to Father Coopman; JtiOOO to
Mrs. Mary Gerard, a nlce, and wife of
the United States emba?ndor to Ger
many, and tho remaining twelve -heirs are
cut off with H each. The latter include
Marcus Daly of New York, a nephew:
Countess Harriet Slgray of Hungary, and
Sister Mary Victor of the convent or
Notre Dame, Ind.
The suit was brought on behalf of Mrn.
Mary Daly of Brooklyn, a sister of the
deceased, and thrc minor heirs.
MAXWELL EVARTS IN
WINDSOR. Vt Oct. C.The condition
of laxwell Evarts. general counsel for
the Southern Pacific Railway company,
who has been ill for three months, was
said by his physicians tonight to bo seri
ous. Vhll the natuno of Mr. Evarta's
ailment was not made public. It was
ytatcd tonight that he waa greatly weak
ened b hemorrhages of tho noso and
Little Salt Lake Girl Is
First in State Fair
LITTLE Miss Mary Marguret Mc
Laughlin, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. 11. McLaughlin of 2C2
East fourth South street, was
yesterday declared to be the best
of the "bettor babies" entered in the
contest held at the Utah State fair last
Snturday afternoon. She was also the
gold medal winner among the girls In
the class which ranged from 1 to 2 years
After deliberating since Saturday, the
Judges of the baby contest llnally
checked up on all of tho scores and
found that the tot mentioned scored
highest of all entrants, of which
there' were more than 300 from all parts
of tho state. The baby now holds the
distinction of being the champion of
"Utah's Best Crop" a distinction of
which the pretty child Is probably less
mindful of than any other champion in
J. H. McLaughlin, father of Utuh's
prize baby, Is a well-known telegraph
operator iu this city. Ho has been cm
ployed here for the last eight years by
the Wcstorn Union company. His wife, a
Salt Luko girl, was Miss Catherine Jo
sephine Marron beforo her marriage. She
is tho daughter of P. O. Marron, a con
tractor. She is a graduate of the high
school and the University of Utah. She
taught in tho local schools for two years.
The little prJzo winner, Mary Margaret
McLaughlin, was the first child of tho
family and was born June IS, 1012. Sho
has never been IU since she was born
and lias been a model baby, as well as
being perfect, according to the latest sci
entific nnd eugenic standards.
Tho other -winners announced last
nlsht were an follows:
Boys. 1 to 2 years of age First. Cooper
L. Simpson. 931 East Ninth South street.
koM medal; second. George B. Anderson.
Moriroo, Utah, sliver medal: third. Rich
ard L. Perkins, son of Mr, and Mr.
Louis D. Perkins of 12S Goltz avenue,
diploma; fourth. Lewis S. Williams, sou
of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Williams. 12
East South Temple btrect. diploma.
Girl. 1 to 2 years of ago Kirs:. Mary
.Margaret -MCJ,aUKluir). daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. McLaughlin of 203 KatU
Fourth South street, gold medal and tlso
highest scoie f any baby entered; -ee-oiul.
Norma Bollrichweller. daught.r of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bollschwcll :r of CI7
East Fourth South street, sliver medal;
third. Jessie C. Ray. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clinton D. Ray of 54 South J-'ixUi
East street, diploma: fourth. Elizabeth
Jennings, daughter of Mr. and Mr. C.
V. Jennings of 573 Fifth avenue.
Boys, 2 to Z years of age First.
George F. Hampshire. .on of Mr. The
one Hampshire. IH Fletcher avenue.
Kohl medal; second. Paul P. Targutlu.
South Tenth Eut street, lver
medal: third, James R. Davidson, mm of
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Davld.ou of 11C0
South Eleventh East street, diploma;
fourth, Louis L. Miller, !!S2 Wot Swmd
South street, diploma.
Girls, 2 to 3 years of ago Flint. Ruth
HIcJts, Grantavllle: second. Kram-fi N.
Huddloon, daughter or Mr. mid Mr. F.
N. Huddlfsou of 471 M .trCvt; third.
Barbara. Dayne. S75 South West Temple
I street; fourth, Selma Blake, Prove.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 6. Prcldcnt
Wllfon expect) to send to the senate this
week the nomination of II. M. Plndcll, a
newspaper editor of Peoria. 111., to be
ombassudor to Russia, and that of May
or Brand Whltlocl: of Toledo, to be min
ister to Belgium. There Is still h possi
bility that William F. McComliK. Demo
cratic national chairman, will htf nom
inated for embassador to Franco'''
Famous Sand Spit, Rich 1
in Gold, is Washed i
Away; Inhabitants Es- II
cape With Lives and
Some With Goods. 11
Outside Help Needed; i
Government will Send W
Revenue Cutters; 500 H
Houses Demolished Wm
and More Are Falling. ffi
XOME, Alaska, Oct. (J. Firo ha 'H
broken out in tlio storm-stricken city $B;
of Xomo and the llamas lnivo attacked gB
tho Pacific Cold Storncc plant, where K
is stored the chief sttpplv of meat for if
the winter. The firo apparatus was dc MM1
stroyed in tho yale. 1k
Front street ia n seething mass of jjjK
wreckage, into which great seas are jlil
breaking, while hundred? of homele jB
persons aru atruggling to save nccessi (H
ties of life. JJJK
Receding seas are narryiiijr away the liK
contents of wrecked houses and store?,
as well as parte of wrecked structures. WM
None of the building.1 on the .sand Ijjl
spit remuin standing, and the leveled wM
structures there are iu flames. Thi ' Iff
portion of the community Is cut off by 111$
tho turbulent waters. 'jilt
Storm Worst Ever Known. m.
The storm that began last night,
beating in from Bering sea, was the !
worst ever known here. Men nnd 'jIL1
women worked all night in the icv (IK
waters to save their household effect;. IHJ
The eloctric light plant was wrecked jjlj
aud tho telephone service cut off. The ?
loss is estimated at a million and a nl J
half dollars. JIH
There will be much suffering aud flml
outside help will be required. Winter ml
is at hand, and it will be impossiblo to 11!
got in supplies needed. Rflj
Steamships Escape. 31 j.
The steamships Victoria and Gor- W
win, which wcro lying in the roadstead, W
ran to the open sea and escaped dam- tj3
ago. All tho small boats on tho beach nS'
were destroyed. Flvo hundred houses jjfri
have been demolished, and more are jjl
falling. 1 .
Nome, tho famous gold camp, on 1 1
Bering sea. the most northerly city In Bxill
tho world, was built on a sandy sea M
beach. In front, of tho town there is mTi
an anchorage for ships, but steamers $
do not make a landing. Cargoes nnd j uw
passengers are lnnded at an aerial (I r I
tramwaj station in deep wator. The I'll
principal part of the town which a !ii
dozen years ago bad a population of ill
20,000, is on the east side of Snake P a
river, with a long finger extending to C
tho west along a nairow Band spit. Thin j
sand .spit was rich in gold dust, and lEf
the early settlers built thoir cabins R
Gold Deposits Swept Away. ijj I
Of late 3-cars the sands have been ji
worked out, and little except dredging 01 3
operations, which require largo capital, U I
has been done. It had been estimated jg
that tho dredges had enough ground in SI 1
sight to operate fiftj years more. Nome Jk g
has produced more than $35,000,000 of jJ f
gold dust. Some years the vield fans tf B
been as high as $S,000,000. This year
the production will not exceed $4,000,- II
000. owing to lack of nntcr. j2f j
The summer population of Nome is laf
about -1000, and in winter 2000 remain, JS I
the others going out on steamships I
that leave lato in October. One stcant- ! i
-hip is vet to leave Seattle for Nome. Rf I
Ir "will bo possible to send revenue ' ji I
cutters to Nome to deliver nupplies and ' fl 3
take away nccny persons wno'wisn to I i
leave. JJ f
Cutter Sent to Scene. i HP j,
WASHINGTON, Oct. G. The rer- i ff
cuue cutter IJcur now is on route from J fffi
Un:ilaka to Nome. No official report . jfi j
has reached here regarding tho storm M
which wiped out. the AInskan city, but j j,
the Bear is expected to reach Nome in uM
a day or two and probably wU mako jri
a report of the. needs of the popplo, fn