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MYSTERIOUS "MR. SPENCER"
BELIEVED IN CHICAGO
The mysterious "Mr. Spencer," be
lieved to be the slayer of Mrs. Mildred
Allison Rexroat, is. being sought in
A man answering his description
and giving the name of Boweres was
arrested in Lynch's barber shop,
Madison and Clark streets, shortly
before noon. He was later released.
Capt. Halpin of the detective
bureau thinks he has evidence which
will ultimately lead to the arrest of
the man who murdered the pretty
tango teacher. He would give out no
More information concerning the
missing man has been uncovered by
the police. He was formerly em
ployed at the White City Amusement
Park, where Mrs. Rexroat once had
When she became a teacher at
Frank Oleson's dance hall on 31st
street he became a regular patron of
the place. His interest in the teacher
was noticeable to Tiabitue sof the
"Spencer's" hangout was at the
corner of 31st and Cottage Grove
avenue, sacred to the memory of nu
merous auto bandit gangs.
It was to a rooming house in that
district detectives were hurried this
morning to trace down a clue. But
their search revealed nothing.
Allison, first husband of the dead
woman, sakLthat Mrs. Rexroat was
possessed of an abnormal affection
thaftmly found an outlet in the
snaky, sinuous movements of the
It -was her passion for this-dance
that eventually led the woman to her
death. It was that that made her go
into the wilds of a lonely country dis
trict with a strange man, whose chief
charm lay in satisfying her craze for
the sensuous tango.
Everett Rexroat, second husband
of the murdered woman, who was ar
rested Sunday, was allowed to return
to his home in Macomb, HI. His alibi
has practically cleared him.
Sheriff Kuhn of Durage county be
lieves the slaying of the woman was
the result of a framed-up highway1
robbery between "Spencer" and a
Jealousy over Mrs. Rexroat's at
tentions to other men is also given as1
a motive for the murder.
WITNESS TELLS OF SULZER'S
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 30. Centered
on the stock transactions of Gov.'
Sulzer, the fight to remove him from
office was continued today. The stock
speculative margin accounts carried
with the firm of Harris & Fuller from
March, 1910, to June, 1913, were ex
ploited with Melville B. Fuller on the
Fuller, In reply to a question byf'
Attorney Kresel, admitted that he"
considered. the Sulzer account a pure--ly
speculative margin account. He
said it was carried as a speculative
account until after Sulzer was elected
and then transferred to the loan ac-,
count books because he and his part
ner did not think it wise to have stock
bearing Gov. Sulzer's name carried
in such a way that it might be hawk
ed about Wall street.
Fuller's testimony emphasized the
fact that for years the governor has
speculated. On January 1, 1912, Sul
zer, then a member of congress, owed
the Harris & Fuller firm $48,559,38,
according to Fuller's testimony.
After he was elected governor Sulzer
paid to the firm $21,000.
Attorneys for the prosecution hope
to complete their side today and Sul
zer's legal staff said they would not
require more than four or five days.
to put m their defense.
"We don't print such stuff as thai !" i
said the editor loftily. 4
"Well, you needn't be so haughty
about' it," retorted 'the contributor? -"Yoii're
not the only one who wont
print it." Puck. - ""