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WAR IS ON BETWEEN MURPHY
AND LOUISVILLE A. A. TEAM
St Louis, Mo., Aug. 21. William
Grayson of St. Louis, former presi
dent of tie Louisville, American As
sociation, club, who- .threatened to
sue President Charles W. Murphy of
the Cubs, and "expose" organized
baseball, after the national commis
sion decided a claim of $2,000 against
him, today made another threat of
In a statement published in the
St. Louis Times, Grayson admits that
Murphy "farmed" players to Louis
ville, a practice for which the Cub
president was fined $500 a few days
ago. He cites as an instance the case
of Pitcher Kroh, who be says was
sent to Louisville by Murphy. with
the explicit understanding that the
Chicago club should get the proceeds
if Kroh was sold.
Grayson also offers a copy of his
agreement with Murphy, by which he
claimed $2,000 due, from the Cub
president, and declares that if the
national commission does not grant
the claim he will bring civil suit and
tell some interesting things about or
MAN SUICIDES IN HOTEL
A man who registered last Tues
day at the Princess Hotel, 333 S.
Clark street, under the name of W.
H. Caufer, Hebron, Indiana, was
found dead in his room this morning
with a bullet hole behind his ear and
a revolver in his hand.
The man was about 50 years of
age. He left no notes explaining his
motive in committing suicide, but has
been intoxicated continually since his
MURDER RESULT OF JEALOUSY?
Casimer Macender, 24, of Harvey,
M., who has been living at 1612 S.
Jefferson street with Annie Pidiwiak,
20, a Polish girl he was tb marry to
day, was found dead with bullet in
Macender had had affairs with two
or three women in the neighborhood
to whom he announced his intention
of marrying Annie, and a crowd of
them were assembled at the time of
the murder. Annie went out to buy
some beer and when she returned,
according to her story, Macender
was dead and the women had disap
peared. The police have not yet ascertain
ed the names of the other women.
Memphis, Tenn. Major J. C.
French, recently appointed postmas
ter at Memphis, dead. Apoplexy.
Hamburg, Germany. Two bandits
visited Communal Savings bank at
Wilhelmsburg, murdered cashier and
escaped with satchel full of bank
notes and cash.
New York. Freddy Smith, 5, al
though he risked life to save Theo.
Daily, 4, from drowning, will not be
given Carnegie hero medal. Has not
"reached age of discretion."
Philadelphia. Harry Campbell,
43, his mind unbalanced by death of
daughter a year ago, became en
raged because wife wouldn't sign
suicide compact. Slashed her throat
from ear to ear then suicided.
Grand Canyon, Ariz. Col. Roose
velt reported witnessing famous Hopi
Indian snake dance today.
Vienna. Reported that Queen of
Roumania, "Carmen Sylvia," and
King Charles had narrow escape
when gypsy bandits attacked auto in
which they were riding.
Vienna. Three instantly killed,
five, including Vice Admiral Count
Lanjus, seriously injured by explosion
of new naval guns being tested at
Generally fair weather, except
probably a local thundershower to
night or Friday; continued warm
followed by cooler by Friday morn
ing; Saturday and Sunday fair and
cool; moderate variable winds shift
ing to northwest :