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afraid of him?" asked Prosecutor
John Fleming. -
"Well, r had a better view of his
intentions when he was near the
stand," answered the defendant.
' "When he was nearer to the car I
talked to him and urged him to keep
peace. I addressed the entire crowd
"What did you do when you got
back to the Tribune building after the
shooting,". asked Annenberg's attor
ney, W. S. Forrest.
"I went up to Managing Editor
Beck's office and told him of the
shooting. While I was there I was
told that two officers from the Max
well street station were there after
mev I sent for them and they came
up," said Annenbergl
"What did you do with the gun?"
"I.gave it to Tom McGuire." (Mc
Guire is the head of the detective
agency which "investigated" the case
of the Tribune.)
"Now, did you give the gun to Mc
Guire, or to me? "-asked Forrest, sug
gestively. "Ah I ddn.'t just remember,"
floundered the defendant.
Annenberg said that as boss of he
Tribune gang he had charge of 215
salaried employes and 5,000 employes
Edward Weigle, photographer, and
Herman Brocher, chauffeur, "both of
whom were working under Annen
berg that night, substantiated his
"SPENCER" INDICTED ON THE
CHARGE OF MURDER
Henry Spencer, alias Burke, most
remarkable criminal of a decade and
confessed slayer of Mrs. Mildred Al-Ilson-Rexroat,
was indicted by the
.Wheaton County grand jury .on a
charge of murder this afternoon.
State's Attorney Hoyne and State's
Attorney Hadley of DuPage County
will confer this afternoon on the di's
Tiositinn of thps1a.vpr- '
- - -r.- .-:- .-,
Hoyne .and Capt Halpin of the de
tective bureau wish to hold Spencer
here for a while in order to make
further investigation of his astound
Halpin is certain that Spencer kill
ed Mrs. Annabelle Wight of 2148 De
Kalb street, and if this is proven Cook
County will remain in possession of
Spencer passed a restless, feverish
night in his cell. Fear that he will
attempt to kill himself caused a dou
ble guard to be thrown around his
Spencer was very angry when he
was accused of lying as to the story
of his many murders. He stormed
when shown telegrams from various
cities denying his blood-curdling
"I did commit them," he cried,
"and I wasn't full of hop either."
However, there is no doubt he mur
dered the tango teacher. He has been
positively identified by Frank Oleson,
owner of the dancing academy,,
where Mrs. Rexroat taught. The
suitcase found in his room has also
been identified as Mrs. Rexroat' s.
Halpin still sticks to .the opinion
that JSpencer Is nearly as bad as he
claims to be. He is almost certain
he can prove other murders besides
those of Mrs. Rexroat and Mrs.
Wight. His statement that he killed
the latter woman is born out by po
lice "records. Mrs. Wight was beaten
over the head with a hammer. The
police say her assailant took $50.
Spencer claims he got $435. The "wo
man died eight months after the as
sault. His story that he killed a girl nam
ed Bessie Connors in St. Josejih,
Mich. was also partly born out by a
telegram received by Capt Halpin.
Customer (to his barber) Your
hair-restorer has made my hair
come out more than ever! Barber
Ah, you must have put too much on,
sir!, Made the hafr come right out,