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ARGUS. HOME EDITION
SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. XO. 301.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Athletics' Third Base Per
former Raps Homer in
DRIVES IN PAIR RUNS
Forty Thousand Fans Jam the;
Polo GrountJs'to Witness
First in World Series.
Polo Grounds, New York,
Oct. 7. The Philadelphia
Americans this afternoon de-
feated the New York Nationals, ;
6 to 4 in the opening game of
the 1913 season world cham
Some forty thousand filled
Brush stadium. An occasional
drizzle obscured the sun and
there was constant threat of
Two hundred newspaper men ' BinRled- Collins going to third. Mclnnis1 riddled in some respects and support
turned Out reams of conv and doubled, scoring Collins. Tesreau re-'fd in otSers-
1 u uufc reAma copy ana; . . : Mrs. Sarah Schram today identified
ou operators were required tO-
n r . .
telegraph the accounts of the
Philadelphia Murphy filed to Mur
ray. Oldring singled and was caught
napping. Marquard to Merkle. Collins
ilngled. Baker Died to Burns.
New York Shafer flied to Murphy.
1 le ft:d to Strunk. Fletcher singled
and was caught stealing. Schang to
(Villus. No runs.
Philadelphia Herzog and Merkle
wer retired oy Mcinnis. Strunk I
fanned. Barry -was out, Fletcher to
Merkle. No runs.
New York Burns fanned. Herzog I
frouuded out to Mclnnis. Murray
Miigled. Me) era Died to Oldring. No
Philadelphia Schang filed to Burns.
Bender went out, Fletcher to Merkle.
Murphy got a Texas leaguer, but was
forced at second when Fletcher took
OUiring's grounder and touched sec
end. No runs.
New York Merkle singled. Mar
tjuard sacrificed, Collins to Mclnnis.
Khafer flied to Strunk. Doyle singled,
hcoriug Merkle. Fletcher flied to Mur-
lihv ()n rim Tho prnu-ri iu tn a
.., Before 1 o'clock there were 3,000 fans'
FOURTH INNING al the en'rances w',n the i,De swelling
Philadelphia-Collins tripled. Baker ' fa8t' By 8 fndonl ' 011 th 'y :
tingled, scoring Collins. Mclnnis sac- 10 lhe n'ld by thousands. j
riliced. Marquard to Merkle. Strunk! It seemed cractlcally assured Ben-1
grounded to Marquard and he threw 'cr ana Schacg an(j Mathewson and!
Baker out at third. Barry doubled. , Myers would be the batteries. Rabid'
Si-bang tripled, scoring Strunk and ! enthusiasts from all part of the coun-1
Barry. Marquard threw out Bender, try and from abroad formed the major '
Three runs. part of the throng.
New York Burns doublPd and was It was estimated five thousand, in
caught on th line when Bender took ; eluding many women, were in line'
Her.ogs grounder and tossed to when the gates to the unreserved'
Bakrr, who threw to Collins, who re- seats were thrown open at &:43. The
turned the ball to Baker for the put-j weather continued cioudy.
out Herzog took second on the play.! At 10:15 thousands were pouring
Murray struck out. Mejers flied to past the clicking turnstiles. There
Oldring. No runs. I were easily 10.000 in the lower and
FIFTH INNING. j unreserved stands at 10.30. The dia-
Pluladelftia-Murphv and Oldring "0111 ndl,he b"k1fle,d were ln lhe i
grounded out. Marquard to jWUle. , finest playing condition. ,
l ot!.,,. lkori tt lh first hK; IXTKHKST AT A!illI(iTO. ,
on lull of the game. Collins stole
reooua nuu scorea wura rwrnt-r un a,
home run, which was longer than
the famous homer he made here two
ears ago. Pandemonium broke loose
Mclnnis flied to Fletcher. Two runs.
New Y'ork Merkle singled. McCor
mick batted for Marquard and singled.
Merkle was held at second. Merkle
ttcored when Barry took Doyle's
grounder and threw wild to first, Mc
Cormick going to thiKl. McCormick
scored on Fletcher's single, which
bounced off BeudeFs leg, Doyle taking
third. Doyle scored when Baker took
Burns' grounder and threw out Fletch-
cr,at second, Collins taking the throw
rzug Died to Collins. Three runs.
SIXTH INNING. J
Philadelphia Crandall is pitching.
for New York. Strunk fliod to Shafr. ;
Barry flied to Shafer. It is very dark I
and difficult to follow the ball. Schang
Died to Burns. No rues. j
New York Murray went out, Collins '
to Mclnnis. Meyers went out. Bender j
to Mclnnl. Merkle fanned and was;
cut at erst, Schang to Mclnnis. No
Philadelphia Bender fanned,
phv went out. Doyle to Merkle.
ring lined to Shafer. No runs.
New York Crandall went out Bar-
singled. F'tcher grounded to Barry.
who threw to Collins, forcing Doyle.
Schafer, cf 5
Doyle, 2b 4
j Borne, If 4
1 Herzog, 3b 4
Murray, rf 4
' Meyer, c 4
Merkle, 1b 4
Marquard, p 1
Crandell, p 1
Tesreau, p 1
4 11 27 9 0
Batted for Marquard.
tBatted for Tesreau.
PHILADELPHIA. AB.R. H. PO.
E. Murphy, rf 4 0 1 2
! Oldring, If 4
I Collins, 2b 3
Baker, 3b 4
Mclnnis, 1b 3
Barry, sa 4
Schang, c 4
Totals. 34 6 11 27 15 1
New York 00 1 03000 04
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 06
Stolen bate, Collins. Sacrifice hit,
Mclnnis. Two-base hits Burns, Mc
lnnis, Barry. Three-bate hits Collins,
Schang. Home run Baker. Bases on
balls Off Marquard, 1; off Tesreau. 1.
,5 T rTiyl
Double plays Barry-Col I ins-Mclnnis.
Umpires Klem, Connelly, Rigler,
. Collins doubled Fletcher at first.
Philadelphia Collins singled. Baker ;
r i n rAn i rnnnu vtrnnir tonnori .
Craodall. Strunk fanned.
Rnur a a a nut at tha nigra tn on ,L
tempted steal, Meyers to Doyle to
I---'- l ""!away by the return from school ofi
I run . daughter. Spencer admitted the i
New lork Burns went out, Baker
to Mclnnis. Herzog went out, Collins j
to Mclnnis. Murray singled. Meyers '
: filed to Strunk. No runs. I
: NINTH INNING.
Philadelphia Herzog threw out
' Schang. Bender went out, Tesreau to
'Merkle. Murphy walked. It is no'
i raining hard. Murphy was out steal
ing, Meyers to Doyle. No runs.
New York Merkle went out, Barry
to Mclnnis. McLean batted for Tes-
reau and flied to Baxty. Shaer - fau -
ned. No runs.
New York, Oct. 7. World baseball
entered attention at the Polo grounds
torfov at ih .:, f ,h. .1H.
championship struggle between
New York Giants and Philadelphia
Athletics. Gray skies and mist pre-!
vailed this mornine. The temoerature !
was mild. Possibly never before in ai
woria s series nave two competitors
been apparently so evenly matched
and the outcome so uncertain as in
this contest. Uncertainty was reflect
ed in practically even betting. Before
midnight the crowd began to gather.
vi isnin stt n ii airr i'paaI ri An
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1 Wilson 1 eagerly awaiWng news of '
' ' " ' preeiaem
thought the teams too evenly matched
' t r hot TV a cPrv an nf a.a f.o rm nf t K n :
house scoured the town today to ar-'j
,u , iuR
! "Ui;- ? through the warrants
Washington-President Wilson will
start on h!s southern trip Oct. 25 for
Philadelphia, where he will speak at
! th- rededication ceremony at Congress
hall. He will speak in Mobile, Ala..!"!- wKh which Spencer had claimed
before the southern commercial
gress Oct. 27.
RAIN AT CHICAGO
PREVENTS A GAME
Chicago, El., Oct. 7. The
j opening game in the city cham-
pionship series between the lo-
ca! American and National
league teams, scheduled to be
ph'yed this afternoon, was post
poned on account of wet
T&ia "eaKing Sliomy
before the noon hour.
Inquiry Punctures Confes
sion of Score of
BUT ONE ESTABLISHED
Mrs. Rexroat, Dancing Teacher,
Believed Single Victim To
Get Quick Trial.
Chicago, III., Oct. 7. A speedy trial
for the murder of Mrs. AlliBon-Rexroat
is promised Henry Spencer, whose
confession cf 29 murders woven by an
opium-clouded brain has dumbfounded
the police. The authorities will con
tinue investigating the fantastic story
in the hope of establishing further
While Spencer slept as peacefully
as a baby in a cell at the detective
bureau after adding during the day to
his recital of countless murders and
his "confession"' was being
spencer as a man who lodged at her:
house last winter and attacked her '
j with a hammer. He was frightened
STANDING OF rOXKUSMQ.V
I Early today the situation was as fol-
! Spencer'6 story of the killing of Mrs.
; Rexroat practically had been conflrm-
ed and h; had been indicted for the
; crime by the DuPage county grand
j His statement that he had killed a
woman in 1912 "near the county hos-
I pital" was in part substantiated by
police records and a partial identiflca-
rthJit - - . - ,
Two restaurant holdups of the 50 or
i GO to which he had "confessed" had
' been fastened upon htm by victims
! who Identified him.
j Important evidence which may lead
! to the arlv arrest of the murdprpm of
and Devine had
been obtained from Spencer, but it
established that his "con-
that he had killed them was ;
police records in many
. cities had revealed
that many of the
: crimes "confessed" by Spencer had
. never been committed, or if they had
I the bodies of the victims had never
i Inquiry has established that at the
! time Spencer told of commuting some
' crimes he was in the penitentiary.
' Persons listed as "victims" by Spen
! cer in his "confession" have been
. found alive.
Stories told by Spencer of
"crimes" have been found in direct
variance with the facts known con
cerning these "crimes.''
Staggered by Spencer's first story,
and later by its contradictions through
Spencer and others, the police and
county officials are working with "open
not. BT TWENTY WKKE KILLED.
They do not say that they believe
Spencer's story that he has killed a
score or more persons. They do not
say they disbelieve it
i ti . . air jwn-
ltig into recoras ana maKing mvestl-
gations. willing that in the end the
facts shall speak for themselves.
One thing practically was settled
dur'ng the day. That is that Spencer
The confession which he made con-
' cerning the murder of the tango teach
er was confirmed in every essential
; a doien witcesge8 identified
SpencPr M tne man 6een wllh the w(v
man the day before she was slain andl",
! ..i !,;. . . defense
I Snonoer B nun acroimt of th afTnlr
i "Th6 Wood gta,ned sultcaBe founj- ,n
i (...w. mom a'ter hi rrMt r..
: identified by Mrs. Rexroafs landlady
, " . . - w V WW
: The hammer dug up near Wayne,
to have killed a score of persons also
was identified. Other links have been
added io the chain of evidence in the
RrSH REXROAT TRIAL.
Under these conditions the DuPage
county officials w asted no time in pre -
Attorney C. W. Hadley appeared be-'j
fore the grand jury at Wheaton yes-!
terdar taking : wiU. him witnesses, snd jteifled on behalf of the roads' before
af!erh? 'ef t.heJ"rIrf0m tru! billithe federal arbitration board.
kbs voira auu n-iuruca against bpen-t
State's Attorney Hadley and M F. t
Sullivan, one of States Attorney'
nuioei assistants, conierrea later. v . - ,. .
.nd It nraetioitv tr. lot Chinese republic by parliament
DuPue countr offlria's vnniit k
charge of Spencer, while the Chicago
police continued their effort, to verify
, tContinued c pe Eigtu.
MRS. MAY KELLER
Missouri Woman Who Butch
ered Husband and Daugh
Harrisonvllle, Mo., Oct. 7. Mrs.
Ida May Keller, charged with killing
her husband and seven-year-old daugh
ter, Margaret, was couvicted of mur
dyit'Che first degree by aJury"here
late "last night and her ' punishment
was fixed at 'life imprisonment in the
state penitentiary. .'
The Jury took but one ballot Arthur
Keller, a railroad laborer, and his
daughter were slain in their beds
early in the morning on June 10, last.
Mrs. Keller's screams attracted
neighbors and she said a stranger had
entered her house and killed her hns.
band and daughter with au axe and
SEEKING AID FOR
YVashington, D. C, Oct. 7. In a cir
cular letter sent out today by the ex-
ecuiive committee or tne American
Federation of Labor appeal is made to
each local union to contribute at least
five cents for each of its members and i
the central union is ur?pri tn nin nh. i
erally the striking miners in the Michi-j mcny' n,ore than on any olher man
gan copper districts.. jiwith the possible exception of the gov-
Calumet, Mich., Oct. 7. A sympa-iernor himself, it was agreed, rested
thetic strike of school children in the ! th3 success or failure of the respond
Keweenaw county copper strike dis-jent.8 case Jf bod ccul(1 ,a,n
tnct spread this morning and 500 are the cloudg thal befoggcd the
now out. It is said the compulsory ! ',, , ,ho ......,,
j ..... . u t v .
""aic piusrcuiiuiis oi parents
... M . 1 .... .
to school at once Parades featured
the morning activities of the striking
; miners. Strike breakers have been irn-1
"..j,, . "I
Mason City, Iowa Louis Prescott
entered a plea of guilty to the charge
jof murdering his divorced wife. The
is that Prescott was intoxi-
Cated to SUCh
a degree as to be in-
! capable of deliberate and premeditated
! murder. A life sentence is probable.
Iowa Burglars blew the
Bale ,n benroeaer
Brothers' store and
; worked the combination of the 6afe
1 in the postoffice. They escaped with
150 from the store and $200 In stamps j
and money from the postoffice.
Nef Y'ork It will cost the eastern
j railroads nearly JlS.000,000 more a
to grant the wage demands of thetr
Li Vice President.
Peking, China, Oct. 7. General LI
n Hong was elected vice president!
i .. .
) Maxwell Evarta Dead.
j Windsor. Vt., Oct. 7. Maxwell Ev-
iarts. general counsel of the Scuthera
i Pacific railway, is dead here. ,
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moilne
Cloudy and cooler tonight, Wednes
day fair; moderate variable winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 66. Highest
yesterday 76, lowest last night 66.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 3 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 76, at
7 a. m. 95.
Stage of water 3 feet, no change in
last 21 hours.
J. M. SHErYeR. Locfcl Forecaster.'
Evening stars: Mercury, Jupiter.
Morning stars: Saturn. Venus. Mars.
The star Algol (Demon stnri of con
stellation Persens. conspicuous in the
northeastern sky in the evening, is a
mighty, blazing, sun. greater than our
On His Testimony Will Re3t the
Success of Case to Be Put
Up by Governor.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 7. Ground work
for the defense of Sulzer was to be
! laid today by Louis Sarecky.formerly
the governor's campaign secretary, at
the impeachment trial. On his testi-
and other places, it was
; ga reci,v
T Vi i a u-oa mu."h criAf ill 11 1 rtrt
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wrether Mrs. Sulzer would testify,
. The coun of impeachment( after an
'.. PPRsion votf.d , rptain in
th- record the testimony of Allen Ityan
: regarding auizers attempt to nnng ,
, . . ... t
torg to vote that his impeachment was
ni, i r..n . . i.n c.l
illegal. iljcu icBi.iiLU lunaj luai tjuri
ie" asked him to ask Delancy Nicoll '
. , .
, , ,,
to have the impeachment proceedings
Governor Sulzer attempted to scure
the influence of Charles F. Murphy of
Tammany hall to stop his impeach
ment and in return therefor said be
i "was willing to do whatever is right,"
(according to the testimony of Allen
!Rvn at tho trial mdar
CHARITY GETS $535,000
OF THE M'KMIGHT ESTATE
Galesburg, 111., Oct. 7. With the
filing of the will of Mrs. Mary Davis
McKnight yesterday I: became known rapt End of previous lnvUatjon8 t0
that $435,000 of her half million dol-jtake trips which she declined, said of
1- estate bad been given to charity, her experience in St. Paul:
Provision is made for a $130,000 or- "v,'e took an automobile drive most
Ihans' home to be built at Galesburg. ' of the afernoon and in the evening
O her gifts are: Moody B ble insi-je 'ea ,0 dinner. Mr. Edwards or-tu-e,
Chicago, $25,000; Chicago Tract j dered cocktails to drink. He insisted
society, $25,000; American Bible soci-r"8-1 1 drink an not to offend him.
j ety, $25,000; American Board of Con
j gregational foreign missions, $75,000;
American Missionary association of
, . ,
J $5,000; Galesburg Y. M. C-A.. $5,000;
Chris ian Home of Council Bluffs. Ia.,
j $5,000; Galesburg hospota!, 115,000.
jiirs. MtKafght died Set, 22,
IS HELD A SLAVER
W. R. Edwards Must Face Fed
eral Trial Accused of Luring
Girl to St. Paul.
CONSPIRACY IS CHARGE
Ida M. Cox, Chicago Stenographer,
the Principal Witness in
Chicago, 111., Oct 7. William
Rufus Edwards, wealthy lumber and
coal dealer of St. Paul, was indicted
by the federal grand Jury yesterday
on seven charges of violating the
Mann act. The indictment was
brought in connection with Mr. Ed
wards' alleged transportation of Miss
Ada M. Cox from Chicago to St. Paul
In Oc'ober, 1910, for immoral pur
poses, and was based on her testi
mony. Siie said he sent her a ticket on
which she went, from Chicago to St.
Paul over the Chicago, Milwaukee St
hi. Paul railway.
Miss Cox in 1910 was a stenogra
pher in the office of M. E. Mogg, pres
ident and general manager of the
Shelby County Coal company. Mr.
Kd wards had business relations with
Mr. Mogg, and in July, 1910, met Miss
Cox in Mc'gg's office.
l)t:rl.lKI) FIRST ADVANCE.
According to the young woman's
story, Edwards obtained an introduc
tion and followed it up by an invl
ta ion to luncheon which Miss Cox
says she declined.
Miss Cox says that she refused re
peated invitations to luncheons and
theates until Sept. 10. 1910 when she
went to luncheon with Edwards. They
went to luncheon toge'her often until
Oct. 6, when, on the advice of Mr.
Mogg, she says, she accepted an in-
1 vitntinn rif Mr Ftiiu-arrtu in cincnrl ft
, nf wppk Bt Sf Pfl, A
sen: her a' ticket, she states, and on
Oct. she left Chicago, arriving in
St. Paul the next morning. She went
with him to a number of
rank against her wishes, she
i claims, became intoxicated and when
, , . . . .
i she woke up the next day found her-
e.. ln a
room with Edwards in a
9 Sou'h Ninth street, Min-
HI)K I'HOMHE TO MAHHV,
Miss Cox says the place was a dis
reputable house. The following day
Mr. Edwards promised to marry her,
according to Miss Cox, but did not.
Miss Cox sued Edwards for breach
of promise and wag awarded a verdict
for 115,000. The case vas appealed
and she has never collected the dam
ages. Miss Cox. af er teHinsr hn- thnv
! 1 ld e0- He :na ordered some sweet
lne- lnl8 Q!d not t' aa though
would be intoxicating and between
e drank a bottle.
DR.CVK TO I'1.KF. H tV.
"We drank anotjjer and that even-
lrg he took me on a round of various
cafes. He changed the drinks to24, and baa not been Ia Germany fo
jctaxpagne, while I continued o pro- 18 years. ... -J
NOME IS LAID
BY A CYCLONE
Famous Gold Camp Near
ly Wiped Out by Ter
SHIPS PUT OUT TO SEA
Five Hundred Persons Homeless
and Property Loss Placed
, at $1,500,000. .
Nome, Alaska, Oct. 7. The storm l
abating. Three unidentified bodies
have been washed ashore. Five hun
dred persons are homeless. Help
from outside is necessary. The steam
ships Victoria, Navajo and Corwin axe
safe a, anchor seven miles out.
Nome has been almost destroyed
by a storm. All the south Bide ot
Front, street is gone. The sand spit
is gone. Two miles of territory next
o the sea was devastated. No llvas
The storm that began last night
beating in from Bering Sea was ta
worst ever known here. Men and
women worked all night in the icy
water to save their household effect.
The electric light plant was wreck
ed and telephone service cut off. Th
loss is estimated at $1,500,000.
There will be much suffering and
outside help will be required. Winter
is at hand and it will be impossible
to get in supplies needed. The steam
ships Victoria and Corwin, which
were lying in the roadstead ran into
the open sea and escaped damage.
All the small boat on the beacbr
were destroyed. Five hundred houses
have been demolished and more ars
BOLT OX SAND.
Nome, the famous gold -camp - a
Bering Sea, the most northerly city
in the world was built on a saaly
sea beach. In front of the town dhero
Is an anchorage for ships but Burn
ers do not make a landing. Cargoes
and passengers are landed St' an
atrial tramway station in deep water.
The principal part of the town, which
a dozen years ago, had a population
of 20,000 is on the east side of Snaks
Of late years the sands, have bemj
worked out and little, except dredging
operations, which require capital, Is
being done. It, has been estimated
the dredges have enough ground la
Bight to operate fifty years more.
The summer population of Nome it
about 4,000 and in winter 2,000 rfc
main, the others coming out on steam
ships that leave late in October.
One BteamBhlp is yet to leave Seat
tie for Nome. It will be possible tq
send revenue cutters to Nome to de
liver supplies and take away needy
persons who wish to leave.
test he Insisted that I Join him, and
to keep from offending him I did so.
"About midnight) we returned to Ui
house where I had left my sultcas.
I felt very sick and dizzy. He took ma
to my room and I saw another suit
cae on the floor. He said it was hl
and had been brought there by mis
take. "I remember getting a nlghtgowa
on over most of my clothes and that
Is the last ihing I remember until tb
next morning. Then I began to cry
and ho promised to marry me."
FREED ON LASHING CHARGE
Judge Justifies Punishment by Forms
Northwestern Athlete, Belviders
Belvidere, 111., Oct. 7. Superinten
dent of Schools Reisner, former
North.wesfern athlete, arrested fop
lashing a boy with a piece of hose,
was acquitted after a hard fought trial,
the Judge deciding the corporal
punishment was Justified by the boy's
Bennetts Are Released.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 7. The
American consul has obtained the re
leace of James Bennett and son.
Americans, held prisoners at Sonora,
Mexico, by the state government.
AflrA AAA 14. Baa mmmm
MDU,UUU IS LtN
TQ ROAD FIREMAN
Sioux City, Iowa. Oct. 7. From
fireman on a railroad to a German
count with a fortune of nearly half a
TTtfllinfl Km tYia ..n.rlpnr1 r f T 1 nnru Vnn
j Hagerdorn of Sioux City, who last
ii,th mivot ubimm from nr-
many that by the death of Count Von
j Hagerdorn of Strausburg he receiyee
a fortune of $450,000. Hagerdorn' ia