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President Wilson Opposed to
Any Undue Delay on Part
of Senate in Carrying Out
Party Programme.
WAST-TTvrvrO'N. Oct 5. Political
I Washington, relieved of the lon dra-wii
out consideration of , the tariff, -will
focus its attention this yreek on bank
ing and currency legislation.
Though the administration currency
bill easily passed the house, its path
way in the sonato is admittedly lull 01
obstacles. At present the senate bank
ing committee has not yet begun con
sideration of the bill.
While there was a unanimity of opin
ion on tho principle of tariff revision,
widelv divergent views are held by
Democratic senators on banking reform.
A strong desire for a singlo bank with
branches -under government control, in
stead of a regional reserve system or
banks, has made its appeaTanco in tho
informal discussion. It is regarded as
doubtful if a bill satisfactory to the
banking committee can reach the -floor
of the senate before the middle of No
vember. , . .
The president want thorough consid
eration of tho currency bill and any
improvement that the senate can make
upon tho measure as passed by the
house will be wolcomed. His disposi
tion, howover, is to oppose strongly
anv undue delay.
President Wilson believes a general
decrease in the cost of living that will
be felt by the rank and iile of the couu
trv is not dependent alone on tariff re
vision, but upon prompt reform of tho
nation's monetary system as well as
careful amendment of the anti-trust
laws. Even though tho tariff lawB
might bring many imports into this
country at low rateB or free of duty,
the evils of price-fixing, underselling
and othor discriminations in restraint
of trade might, in tho president's opin
ion, de'feat the fruits of tariff reform.
Another essential to free competi
tion, in the president's view, is free
dom of credit. With' tho concentration
of credit, what the president in his
Chicago speech last January described
as an "inner circle," even the benefits
of trust regulation and tariff reduction
can bo withheld from the consumer by
tho stifling of enterprise.
None of tho administration leaders
entertain the slightest idea that the tar
iff will have any adverse effect. On the
other hand, in pushing forward tho cur
rency programme they have pointed
out that an elastic financial sj'stem is
necessary now more than ever to meet
a natural enlargement of business oper
ations following the influx of foreign
products for the low duties.
As soon as the December session
opens the administration will begin-to
center its attention on anti-trust programme.
Governor Felker of ITew Hampshiro to
Delay Decision in the Case of
Harry Thaw.
CONCORD, N. H., Oct. 6. The New
York state officials have risked Governor
Felker to postpone for a time his de
cision In the mutter of the extradition
of Harry K. Thaw from New Hampshire.
The governor said tonight he probably
would grant the request, although he
had asked, that It he submitted In writ
ing before he made a formal ruling on
As the governor understands the situa
tion, this move of the New York authori
ties is taken In view of the investiga
tion to be made by Attorney General
Carmody Into the Thaw case.
Governor Felker said tonlnht that he
had received from William Travera Jer
ome a certified copy of the Indictment
against Thaw by the Dutchess county
grand jury and substantially withdrawn",
also an affidavit by District Attorney
Conger of Dutchess county that no In
dictment against Thaw now exists In
that county,
Harry Thaw spent the day quietly at
his hotel. He Issued a statement In
which he reviewed again rumors as to
new legal proceedings in New York.
"As I am pane," said the statement,
"Is it not a fact that every person con
cerned in any effort to take mo buck
to Matteawan is guilty of criminal con
spiracy to put n sane man In a hospital
for the Insane?"
Special to The Tribune.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Oct. 5. Conduc
tor Harry Williams and Brakeman W. C.
Powers were killed and their bodies
burned Into unrecognizable masses this
morning at 8:2i"i when a light extra freight
crashed into a ret?ular freight on the
Great Northern railroad.
Powers, who was '1Z years of age, was
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Powers of
Ogden. Utah,, and the body will bo shipped
there tomorrow for burial. The extra
winch caused the trouble was the loco
motive and crew which had run to Butte
last night, taking a special train to carrv
Charles Hayden, D. C Jackllng, F. G.
.Tanney and IT. B. Tooker, all of Salt
"Lake for the train connection there after
a visit here to Inspect the local copper
smelter. The trains were running into a
blinding snowstorm when the crash came.
Children Cry
O A 3 T O R 8 A
A lot of people are taking
our advice, and doing some of
their wall paper and painting
work now and saving money,
getting prompt and satisfac
B. tory service as well as enjoy
ing cosy homes this winter.
PAPER, 122 E. Broadway'.
w Phone W. 3154.
(Continued from Pago Ono.)
Mich. Met woman In New York. Came
with her to Chicago and then both went
to Detroit, He bent her to death, and
took her money, burning clothes and
body. Did not know namo. "They all
lie to you," he said.
His llrst wife at Fort Montgomery,
New York. Heal her to death and took
5300 In money and diamonds worth
English Immigrant woman. Killed her
near Western avenue and threw her
body Into drainage canal. Body was ro
covcred but Identity was 'never estab
lished. Saloonkeeper on Van Burcn street,
near Aberdeen streot. Shot man and
wounded his wife while robbing the sa
loon. Mrs. Mildred Allison Rexroat. mur
dered at Wayne. III., September 2C.
Police Mystified.
The police cannot, account for all of
the victims Spencer claims to have slain.
The only victim Spencer was able to
name was Fannie C. Thompson, who
probably Is the woman be said he killed
before he went to the penitentiary.
Lyman C. Mann, the son of a wealthy
family "here, was tried six years ago for
the murder of the Thompson woman,
and acquitted after a long and sensa
tional trial. Spencer gave a clear ac
count of the. way he claimed to have
tied up the Thompson woman at the
time of the killing, and his recltnl con
formed to the evidence that was brought
out at Mann's trlul.
Spencer told his gruesome story calmly
to Captain Halpln and a roomful of do
toctlves and newspaper men.
"I've been a thief all my life," he de
clared. "T killed all thOBo women to
get their money. I found It was the
easiest way to live. It cost mo $-100 o
5500 a week to enjoy myself tho way I
wanted to In these cabarets and dives,
and the easiest and quickest way to get
the money was to get some girl off by
herself and kill her.
Mrs. Rexroat Easy.
"Mrs. Rexroat was easy. She thought
she was working me the same- way she
worked the farmers. She thought I was
a farmer like her husband, and she
could work mc the same way. I let her
think so. At first T was going to take
her to Michigan to kill her there, but
finally I decided it would bo less trouble
to take her a little way out on tho car
line and get It over In a business-like
way. She thought we were- golnr? to be
married. She camo along just as I told
"When we got out at the station It was
nearly S o'clock. We turned around and
walked down the track until we got
whero It was dark, I took her by the
right arm, pulled out my gun and shot
her through the head. Then I laid bo
on tho railroad track so sho would be
'tore up.' I took what few dollars she
had and her diamond ring. I opened
her suit caso and dumped her stuff out
of It and brought It back to Chicago with
me. I took the next train back, about
ten nilnures after I shot her.
"I didn't want the ring. I never go
near pawnshops: that's the way people
get caught. I gave the thing to a girl,
Just a common girl I met on the strecL
Sho went to New York Tuesday or Wed
nesday." Married Four Times.
Spencer said that ho had married four
women, killing the first one near West
Point, N. Y. He did not know exactly
how many years ago. One wife Is liv
ing In Detroit, he said, and another In
Spencer gave details of his alleged mur
ders at the Wisconsin and Michigan re
sorts, where lie said he had spent most
of the summer as a hotel thief, commit
ting an occasional murder.
"I killed the two girls at Paw Paw
lake for their money and rings," ho
said. "One of them let me see she had
some money with her and so T shot her
and sunk her body In the lake. The
other girl I killed the same way, but she
did not have much money. The girl at
Dclavan lake I shot with the same gun
with which I killed Mrs. Rexroat.
"When T got back to Chicago T met a
man one night who looked as if ho had
money I shot him In an alley in the
south side levee. He did not have much
money, but enough for me to go to a
hotel for a few days, and there I met
another man, an old fellow who said ho
was a broker.
"Looked Like Money." .
"We got friendly and he let on to
have a line business and a lot of money.
Ho looked like money. I was disap
pointed In that fellow. I got him to take
a walk with me late one afternoon In
Jackson park and I shot him there and
went through him. Ho didn't have near
as much money as he said he had. He
told me ho had a lot more than I found.
T rolled him Into a swampy place where
they were dumping. The papers had a
lot about It and called It a case of sui
cide. "Another case the pollco called suicide
was a woman killed on the northwest
side. I killed her with a hammer, tore
.up her clothes and set nre to them. The
last woman I killed was a few days ago
two blocks west of tho county hospital.
I beat her to death with a hammer. She
had two rings and $200. This murder
was done with the hammer the police
found wrapped up In a towol by the rail
road track. They thought the hammer
had something to do with the Rexroat
Spencer declared he wa3 a user of
Money His Object
"Tt costs a lot of money to hold up
your end In these cabarets. I spent $700
in two nights last week. I average two
jobs a week all the time I am out of
Spencer said that none of the jewelry
he said he had taken from his victims
ever would be recovered. "I never go
Into a pawnshop," ho said. "When I
sell any of It it is to some private per
son, maybe on the street. I do not know
their names. A lot of it I gave to girls."
Tho police doubt that Spencer had com
mitted the large number of murders and
holdups to which he lays claim, but are
convinced that ho is guilty of many of
them. The man's jail record extends
from his boyhood. He accounted for his
Immunity from trial for murder by say
ing that he would get apprehended for
some minor crime and would take a short
sentence, and while he was In. Jail the
murder mystery would be shelved and
forgotten. Several of the murders ho de
clared he had committed are known to
night probably to have been accomplished
by Spencer in accordance with his con
fession. The Fannie Thompson murder,
the killing of the policemen, the murder
of an old man in Jackson park, tho 'kill
ing of a woman near the county hospital
and tho attempted killing of a family of
four on the west side, all had been cata
logued as mysteries.
The entire list of crimes confessed by
Spencer will be Investigated by the po
lice, who will check up how far the man's
account is correct.
His coldly planned murder of the danc
ing teacher and tho other killings of
which he boasts were committed while
the man was on parole from the state
penitentiary for highway robbery. He
was "paroled to Major M. A. Messleln of
the Volunteers of America, and a short
time after he was set at liberty he vis
ited Captain Halpln and asked him to
get him a job. Halpln obtained emplov
ment for Spencer, but the man held the
Job but two weeks.
The murderer's name if it la ever
learned, for ho says ho does not know It
will be ranked by the pollco with those of
I Ii. TT. Holmes, who confessed to twelve
murders and was suspected of a total of
27; and Johann Hoch. who admitted four
murders, and generally was considered
guilty of many more.
"Is your name really Spencer?" a re
porter asked.
"Oh, no, I never knew my parents and
I never knew my name, except 'Harry,'"
ho roplfed.
"The first T remember was in the rc-
I form school at Feehanvllle," he went on.
"That Is my llrst recollection. They may
have a record of my real name. I ran
away from tho school and never was
found out. From that tlmo on I lived
with thieves and bad women; I never
knew a good man or a good woman in mv
"I got my first prison term shortly after
running away from tho school. A mnn
sold me a suit, of clothes for a nickel
that's how It started. I knew the suit
had been stolen but It did not impress me
as anything serious. That sort of thing
was a part of my life. The very next day
I walked right into the shop from which
It had been stolen and I was surprised
when they arrested me- The prosecution
and the judge wanted me to plead gulltv
and tnko a sentence of thirty days, but
my lawyer said no, He said fight It out
and so T pleaded not guilty.
"What do you suppose I got? T got.
ten years and If there ever was any good
In mo that killed It. Ten years for a suit
of clothcsl
"I served the full term. T had about
two years good time coming to mo, but
1 attacked a guard and lost it. 'Thev
strung mo up by the arms and they
starved mo; thoy put mo in tho solitary,
"I think it was the solitary that really
got me When J came out I wanted blood
anybody s blood. T wanted to kill peo
ple and seo Ii run. They gave me ten
dollars when they turned me loose, and
eight of that I spent for a gun. I have
been killing more or less ever since I
liked It In a way; when I robbed anybody
It was a sort of satls'faction to clean up
tho Job by shutting up tho victim's mouth
.At Jollet the murderer was known as
Smith, as Burke and ono other name,
ho said. . "T took tho name 'Spencer'
when I got out last tlmo it was an
other ten-year sentence but I got three
years off for good behavior," explained
tho prisoner,
"Sponcor" was garbed In a plain, well
kept business suit; his linen was clean
and his wavy chestnut hair carefully
parted and brushed.
A detective, trying to visualize the
monstrosity of tho story to which ho had
Just listened, described the man nega
tively. "If I saw him behind a cashier's desk
In a bank, or selling silk over a countor,
I wouldn't have thought him unfitted for
the part. He doesn't look Hko a
His whole manner of telling his story,
with Its incompleteness, Its lapses and
vagueness of detail, was regarded as
symptomatic of his admitted addiction
to the opium-smoking habit.
For the most part those who heard his
atorv of criminal abnormality had diffi
culty In reconciling the self-possessed
young man ho Is 32 years of age with
the moral monstrosity he pictured him
self to be. Two missing women, whom
the police bellevo may havo been tho
ones lured to Delavan Lake, Wis., and
killed are Laura E. Voss, Lake Geneva,
and Mrs. Margaret Whltneek of Three
Rivers, Mich. Both were reported ns
Sheriff Has Doubts.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct, 5. Sheriff
Franz of Berrien, county, In which Paw
Paw lake is situated, paid tonight that
he knew nothing of tho supposed mur
der of two girls at that place.
"Spencer didn't kill any ono there since
BOSTON. Oct. R. A. strike undertaken
by the engineers and firemen of tho New
York, New Haven and Hartford railroad
with the rule of seniority as the Issue "will
compel this commonwealth to adopt suit
able measures for tho protection of Its
citizens," Governor Foss again declared
In an open letter tonight. This communi
cation was in answer to one addressed to
him bv officials of the railroad employees
last Friday stating their attitude regard
ing a strike vote being taken on the New
Haven road. , , ,
The governor told the union officials
that their letter was written upon the
"assumption that your organization Is en
gaged In a private culling and that tho
stato or nation will In some way trespass
upon the tights and freedom of your mem-
bers If they undertake to regulate the i
conditions of employment."
"This assumption." tho governor said, i
"Is wholly Inadmissible." j
i i
Salt Laker in Now York. i
Special to The Tribune. ,
NEW YORK. Oct. 5. At the Park Ave-
uue hotel, B. F. Root. j
I have boon sheriff," he said.
Newspaper files in this city and hi
Grand Rapids contain no record of such
a crime. , , , . ..
At local police headquarters tonight It
was declared no woman was murdered
on Belle Isle last summer.
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I of caffeine; ' l':; '" '
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and kidney, liver and bowel trouble;
That caffeine in doses as small as that contained in two V-i
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other animals at the laboratories of the Gov't in Washing-ton
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To be sure a guinea pig or a rabbit may weigh but a pound or two,
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A few cups of coffee or a single cup (according to the resistance of
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