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THF STANDARD HAS w T fl ffi WEATHER Q&f 1 I I PAYING SUBSCRIBERS CLW CL l f (y'WV VV W'V gJ 'v? I J IN OGDEN. "isin'temp'er. ltS''' -vj I 1 ' FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER. fyj Forty third Year No- 242 Price Five Cents. OGDEN CITY, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 6, 1913. Entered as Second-class Matter at the Postofflce. Ogden, Utah. I I SPENCER GUILTY I OF MURDERS to Police Believe His Claim That I He Killed Twenty Is Exaggeration. 0 IS OPIUM FIEND It Joliet Authorities Considered Him Unusually De fective. ite Chicago Oct. C. As one after an- other of the murders" confessed to by Harry Spencer were disproved to day, the police were practically con vinced that, while lie was the mur- !p derer of Mrs. Mildred Allison Rex- roat, the rest of his monstrous storv was mostly fietion engendered in a IC drug-crazed miud Spencer is addicted to the opium habit a symptom of which is a weird and grotesque imagination Some years ago the police had occasion to investigate his conduct and learned II that while In prison at Joliet on a charge of larceny the prison author! ties had regarded him as mentally de fective and from time to time confined ,, his in the infirmary. He told fellow prisoners of having committed several K ' murder" Spencer Mentally Unsound. After he was released from the peni tentiary lie came tu ( hicago and vi:; J ited detective headquarters where he said he wanted to live square" and asked to be assisted to employment He told Frank Shennessy secretary to Chief of Detectives Halpln that he had committed Beveral murders Shell IISS LUVUUIIVU IIIIII lUUii; iiw ouiu thai at the time of Spencer's visit in search of employment, he considered I the man mentally unsound Dispatches from Detroit Dcllvan Lake Wis and Coshen N . Y today further shook official faith In the con fe6sions. ln estimations at these points while not absolutely disproving Spencers statements indicated that there was little likelihood that they were true. Some time will be necessary the po- J lice say before the truth in Spencer's story can be slfied. Some Stories Flct on. "Some of the stories arc probably fiction" said Captain Hatpin today, "but on the whole I believe be is al most as great a criminal as he claims to be." The woman Spencer said be mnr drrcd near the county hospital was shown by police records today to have been Mrs Annabel Wright, who was fci beaten on the head last December, robbed of So't and two diamond rings and who succumbed to her injuries tJ June 19 last After being questioned continually ' . for 14 hours, during which he con , t fe.ssed to having committed more than 20 murders Spencer, exhausted h the t ordeal, was allowed to retire in a c I) at the Central 1'olice station shortly after S o'clock this morning for a j few hours sleep. Can't Remember All He Killed. m After the leng siege he put bia bands to his head and said '1 am too tired to remember aiy more just now I've got to have sleep. Mr -be when I am rested I can re k s member some more. Th" truth ir. 1 & killed so many I can t remember all rj of them " l From an unofficial source It was learned that Spencer had amplified his story of the murder of one of his JJ i wives lie said th woman's nanv ' was Nellie, but refused to give her surname. "I wl in New York s'x years ago and . day 1 Inspected the art ca' " ; ery hich Helen Gould had installed In the Martha Washington hotel tor pi women.' Baid Spehcer, "There l met -Us i Nellie. Miss Gould's maid. We were t married three days later. I bad told trje i ber I was a wealthy traveling sales eji man nil 'One da' we look a trip up t! Jrt Hudson mcr to West Point and from there went b 'bus to Fort Montgpm erv. In a secluded spot I struck ber 1 T twice with a hammer, killing her in "J Stantly. 1 look (800 from her cloth I ing and returned to Chicago." II Spencer this morning told his In- trrogatnrs of two more victims, one of whom be said he shot and killed io the other he said he struck down ,txf with a hammer One of 'he victims WP was an unidentified man who accident-1 -jftf ally brushed against him at Indiana avenue and Fast Fo-ty record street. i,n and whom he followed, robbed and shot dead. He dragged the body Into jj-k; an alley and fled. This was last spring Two months ago b" pa d he enter". 1 a Park Row saloon where he formerly ftfi employed as a porter and killed, a bartender with a hammer He dirt , : not give the bartender s name, but I said he robbed the man or several hundred dollars. After his arrest last night for the Fiexroat murder, Detectives went to Spencer's room where they found the rattan suit case which the tango teacher had taken wrta tier on hei fata! trip to Wayne, ill. in the suit case was part of her clothing and in the room was the revolver with which Spencer ended her lite. Will Swing for Crime. Knroute to the detective bureau Spencer admitted to Chief of Detec tics John J Halpln that "You've got Ihe goods on me I know I'll swing for this." The man who claims this almost unbelievable record is a Chicago pro ducl He does not know his real name and the first he remembers he was in the home for the rriendlcss. located within a hlook of ine scene of his arrest last night He has spent ball of his thirty-two years In the State penitentiary at Joliet. Ho was sentenced twice for robberies and was returned twice following viola tion of paroles. He Is short. weigh.- about 14." pounds, wears glasses and has the appearance of a clerk w hose life has known little excitement. He has been a worshipper at the prayer meetings of the Immanuel Raptlst church and attended the wedding of its pastor B daughter three nights before he acompanied Mrs Rexroat do- n a railroad track near Wayne and killed her. Spencer Unconcerned In an unconcerned manner, Spen cer sat with detectives and newspa Pi men in the office of c aptain Hal pin and told of the lives he had taken Dc'ails as to names and dates he could not always supjjlv. but at to whether he 'beat em in the head with a hammer' or 'shot 'cm to de Hi ' his memory was bi tter 1 1 also remembered approximated how much money or jewelry tic got from his victims. He said he did not drink nor smoke except opium. He repeatedly as- stneo mat no nau not touched aj pill' for two days and a physician Who examined him declared he was not under the influence of the drug j "My head Is as clear as a bell. ' I Sprncer said "You have got me dead to rights on the Rexroat mui -der and I know that I shall be hang ed in a couple of montlis. inat Is why I want to tell everything else and get it out of the way I want to tell all and then be treated de cently until they pull the rope. Hunted and Hounded Through Life ; "1 bae been in and out of prisons since I was a boy. I have been hunted and hounded alT my life. I am soie on the world My own life I doesn't amount to much and nobody's j life has meant much to me." The proceed : of Spencer's crimes' have amounted to more than flO.uuo in the last year, according to his con fession. He has spent tne money in Pic Twenty-second street district, where he said he has been a big spender In the cafes. "1 killed Mrs Rexroat because she van trying to make a sucker out ol me ' he said. She told me un responsible for her condition and how badly she needed "5300 We In tended going oat to De married but I decided r'ght then to put her out of the way and save all that trou ble I didn't murder her lor the ring I took It just because it was there " Ten Vlcti.-ns Were Women. 'I en of Spencer's victims were wo men. Two. he said, came from New York. He said he married four times and had killed two of bis wives He alv ays mutilated his victims with the Ides of preventing Identification "I married Helen Goulds maid In N'i w York, ' said Spencer I took her to Fort Montgomery and killed her in the woods nearby. She had about $300 and ?80ti in diamonds " The jewelry he got. he sold to den izens of the district he frequented and did not go to paw n shops. Short -1; after the murder of Fannie Thomp son, he said he was arrested ror rob- ku nJ ..l..,l.l II. .. f uvi.i mm linw guuij IU UIIC Ul eighty-two charges. The tast "job" he did was a few night-s ago when hi robbed the Astor cafe. Cblef of Police McWeeny believe Spencer is telling Ihe truth It was discovered in the police rec ords this afternoon that Spencer was In prison at Joliet when Tenhie Thampson was murdered. January, 1908 The records show thnt he went to the prison in 19tti anc was not paroled until 1 010. It Is practically certain also that he was behind the bars at .Toilet when Detectives Pennell and Devlne were murdered Focal records. wliTcn will be compared with those at Joliet show that Speucer was In prison from April 1. 1902, until 1908, while the murder of the detectives, confessed to In great detail, was committed August 11, 1902 In connection with Spencer's state ment that he killed a man under the South Side elevated railroad struc ture, the records show that Kmtnotl Mi i hesnev was slain there Septem ber 12. 1911. . o' IB 3 World's Scries I PLAY BY PLAY I Bulletin and Megaphone The Standard Office I Commencing tomorrow at 12 o'clock noon. 111 " IWMMKMMWI1 Ill 1-IIIIIIMIllMisMM PROFESSOR FINDS JOY IN PEANUT PEDDLING; MUNIER SAYS HE'S 1 PUTTING AWAY $200 A MONTH AND COULDN'T DO IT TEACHING Professor Mun.er making a 6a!e. Prof A E Munler, erstwhile instructor in French in Lake Forest college, near Chicago, speakinp seven languages, has forsaken 'he halls of learning to lecomj a travclin"; peanut vendor. He says he has found joy in his new work, and is laying aside $200 a month, which is much better than he ever did at teaching. He is twenty-six years old NEW TESTIMONY IN SULZER CASE Attorneys for Assembly Board Managers Rc-open Care and Bring Witnesses MORE CONTRIBUTIONS Governor Received $10,000 From Allen A. Ryan Wanted Road's Influence Alanhy, X V.. Oct. 0. Uespitc the protest of lioernor Sulzer's counsel, a motion by attorneys for the assem bly board of managers to permit them to reopen their case and Introduce Further testimony, was allowed' by Presiding .lud;e Cullen this after noon. The new testimony was ex pected to be brief A new unreported campaign con tribution of 110,000 developed In the impeachment trial of Governor Sulscr this afternoon. I. V. Mclilone testi fied that he handpd the governor ten $iuoo hills for his employer, Allen A. Ryan, a son of Thomas P. Ryan, last October ' Allan R. Uyan testified this alter noon that Sulzer requested him to go to Washington and ask Senator Root to use his influence to gel William Barnes to attempt to Induce Republi can senators of the Impeachment court to hold that the Impeachment proceedings were invalid. oo TREATY RIGHTS NOT VIOLATED Solicitor Folk Declines to Make Representations in Thaw Case to Embassy. Washington, Oct 6. None of Har ry K. Thaw's treaty rights as an American citizen were violated when Canadian immigration authorities Forcibly deported him a few weeks ago. That was Ihe rutins; today of Solicitor Joseph W. Koto or the state dt partment. Thaw asked the state department to make representations to the Brit ish embassy in protest against hi . L.nnrt r, I inn oil S r Of e n 1 1 M i' 111 In holding that none or his rights had i been violated. I tie department de I cllued to do so. oo Real Estate Transfers. The following real estate transfers have been filed with the county re ' corder: Walter II. Berret and wife to Fred Brick Barker, lot fl. block L'. plat A, North Ogdeu survey; consideration. 10 N C Con ley and wife to Carl C. Rasmusson, lots 37 to 40, inclusive, block 5. Central Park addition. Og den survey; consideration. $5000. Ida c. Dalllmore to Marl.- A Jless a part of the southwest quarter of sec tion IS. township 6 north, range 1 west Salt Lake meridian; considera tion, $10. Mark A Child aim wife to N -Couley, lots 37 to 40. inclusive, block 5. Central Tark addition, Ogden sur vey; consideration, ?50i0. T YUAN SNj KAI TB SE PRESIDENT Receives Necessary Two third? Vote of United House of Chinese Parliament. I'ekin. QejL "' V1. a 5hJ KaJ ws ic'daj elect it o( tneChi- ncse repun't y or K temi of five years. He r.i "and- necessary two- thi.-vote of the united houses ol parliament on the third ballot. Of the Sou members of the house of representatives and senate, 750 were in attendance. On the final vole. Yuan Shi Kal received 507 voles, only one more than the nec esaarj two-thirds. LI Yuen lleng. provisional vice president received 17P votes. The other ballots were Bcattered among twenty minor can didates, LI Yuen lleng, it was de clared, had asserted that he would not take the nomination. The announcement of the result was received with enthusiasm The proceedings lasted 12 hours. Yuan Shi Kal, flrt president of the Chinese republic, is 54 years old lie was born in the province of Mo Nan in 18o! During most of his adult life he has been In official life. At the age of 23, he was sent with a Chinese detachment to Korea and three years afterward became Chi nese imperial resident, at Seoul. He remained there for 12 years, until he was expelled during the Japanese Chinese war. On his return to China be occupied vnrious provisional posts until I'M 2, when ho became consulting minister to ihe government Yuan Shi Kai took a prominent part in the reorganization or tile Chi" ii' - army on modern lines, and in the closing years of the emp.re, be- i came Its most influential and power ful statesman. He was always thor- I oughly practical in his methods of ad ministration ond b this moans work ed his way up to the premiership In 1911. Early in 1012, it was he who was given full powers to urrnngc the ii 1 1 1 1 s of abdication of the throne and to organize a republic government on conference with the republican lead ers. Shortly afterward. In February, ne was elected provisional president of the republic by the national coun cil at Nat king and took the oath or olfico on March 10. oo FIRST Pit WON II BUTTER EXHIBIT IT 5TSTE FAIR To the Biackman & Griffin com pany of this city wa awarded first prize for butler exhibited at the l uh State fair last week. The product of 1 1 e local creamery scored U6 per . iit The Rittcr creamery was a Close second, scoring 04 1-2 per cunt The rirst prize consisted or a gold medal and $30 in cash Besides the award given by the fair association, the Manufacturing Association ot Utah awarded a blue ribbon to the crt-amery. iJutter from almost every creamery In the stale was entered in the com petition and the fact that the Ogdon company won the contest is looked upon by many as an indention or thio city's superiority in manufac 1 turieSi HARRISON LANDS IN PHILIPPINES Announcement Regarding Generai Policy of United States Is Well Received. U.-S. .RESPONSIBLE Filipinos on Trial Before an In ternational Tribunal Door to Independence Open. Manila, Oct. G. J. Francis Burton Harrison, New York, newly appoint ed Eovenior-general or the I'lulin pines, arrived here today on board the Steamship' Manchuria. Traffic in the streets of the city was brought to a standstill by the crowds. Several of the welcoming delegations were accompanied by bands. The Manchuria was met down the harbor by a flotilla of steam launches, one of which took out Newton W Gil bert of Fort Wayne, lnd . the vice governor Govornor-Cenor.il Harrison's ad dress embodied Instructions received from President WRson through Sec rotary Garrison, stating broadly the administration's policy toward the r; llpinos. The Instructions declared that every step would be taken with a ylow to the ultimate Independence of the islands Also it whs announced that the first step, to be taken a( once, would be to. give native citizens the majority in the appointive com missions, ami tnus a majority in hoih houses of the Philippine legislature The instructions r the American government as thus embodied in the I governor-general's address were asi follows- "We regard ourselves as trustees, acting not for the advantage of the. Cnited Slates, but for the benefit of j the people of tin Philippine Islands I Every step we lake will be taken wltb la view to the ultimate independence; I of the islands and as a preparation; for that Independence, and we hop.? i to move toward that end as rapidly j as the safety and the permanent in (crests of the islands will permit, Af ter each step taken experience will guide us to the next. "The administration will lake one ' step at once. It will fclvc to the na ; live citizens of the islands a majority j In the appointive commission anil ; thus in the upper as well as In the lower house of the legislature. "I will do this In the confident hope and expectation that immediate proef will thereby be given In the action Jt the commission under the new ar i aiiuement, of the political capacity ot I IIOPC nail vi- i iiiir-iiM v in, iiih .iiiiiiii; tome forward to represent and lead their people in affairs." Governor-Geueral added- "With President Wllsonli senti ments and policy. I am In complete accord. Within the scope of my of fice 1 shall do my utmost to aid IB the fulfillment of our promises and I am confident wo shall thereby hasten ihe coming day of Independence. "For ourselves, we confidently e pact of you that dignity of bearing aod self-respect which are the outward ev ideuces of the daily increasing nation a I consciousness J remind you that we are for the present responsible before the world for your welfare and progress. Until your Independence is complete, we shall demand unremitting recognition of our sovereignty "You ore on trial before an Interna lional tribunal and we eagerly await convincing prool that you are capa ble of establishing B stable govern ment, not necessarily a reproduction of our institution but one which will gather complete security for life, (In ert) and property. "I call on every good citizen, n.itiv and foreign for assistance and sup port We place within your reach the Instruments of redemption The door of opportunity stands open ami the eveni. under Providence, Is In your hands." Manuel Quezon, Filipino delegate to COhgreSS. translated the inaugural ad dress Every reference to Independ ence was greeted with applause. Governor-General and Mrs. Harri son then held an informal reception and afterward drove to the palace In the suburb of of Malacanan An inaugural ball is to be given to- nighl in the marble hall and on Wed-, nesday a popular banquet. Washington. Oct. i5 Secretary Gain .on today received this cable gram from Governor-General Harri son at Manila: "The reception ot the president's announcement in regard to the com mlsslon and the general policy for the future was most enthusiastic." Presldenl W ilson's plan to give the Filipinos a majority of both branch es or the Philippine legislature will be accomplished In this way The flllplnos already have a ma- jenty in the assembly. t!ie lower , branch. They will get a majority ! on the commission, which is the up per house, w hen American Cornmis- ! sioneT Frank Branagan and Vice j Governor Gilbert are retired In the ; near future and their places are filled j I by natives. Two new American com ' misrioners, however, soon will be ap pointed in place of Commissioners j Woicester and Elliott, recently re I signed Under the new arrangement there will be six native commission ers and three Americans. i SEW ML Adopted Daughter's Applica tion to Have Abrogation Set Aside Is Denied. New York, Oct. f. A decision In the con'est of the will or the late VVTillam Seigler the baking powder manufacturer, who left J15.0ft0.mn.. ! made publiq by surrogate, Fowler, tules against the claim of Florence P'-andt Selslcr. whose adoption In 1900 as a child of Seigler was abro gated six years later. Surrogate Fowb-r denied the young woman's iPTdication ro hare .he abrogation decree set aside Seitler left his fortune to William Belgler, Jr.. brother of the girl who Is contesting the will. The to were adopted the same time. Their father, George Wash- i lugton Hrandt. now of Chicago, later duorced his wife, and subsequently Seigler and his wife relinquished their claim on Florence, who went back to her own father. nn . CHANGES ARE MADE IN NAVY COMMAND Wasbintgon. Oct. . Rear Admiral j R. M. Doyle was detached from com- . maml of the Norfolk Navy yard to-, day and ordered to command the Pa cific reserve licet. Rear Admiral A. M. Knight was detached from com mand of the Atlantic reserve fleet and placed in command of the New port. R. 1. naval station Rear Ad- 1 miral w. B. Caperton was detached from command of the Narragansett Station and ordered to command the At'antlc reson-c fleet. Rear Admiral Mired Re nobis was transferred ftom command of the Pacific reserve fleet to Washington as a member of the examining board. oo- NO PLAYERS MAY WRITE EOR PAPERS Ban Against Playing Baseball and Reporting It to Be Enforced in 1914. New York. Oct. 6. No baseball player or manager may write for the newspapers after the present world Series but those with cootracts with newspapers signed prior to Septem ber 27. may go ahead with tnelr writ ing this year. This was the decision reached " by the National baseball eon. mission this afternoon. So far as is known, all of the player-writers made their contracts prior to September 27. so none v ouici DO I affected to today's ruling. In other, words the" ban against playing base ball and reporting It at the same time will not be enforced until the season of 1914. ML1LI0N GALLONS OF OIL BURNING San Diego. Cal , Oct. 0 -Burning at the rate of five Inches an hour, i be 1,000,000 gallon crude oil tank of the siaudard Oil company, which aught lire yesterday, will still be blazing at noon tomorrow, according i. preseni estimates. Tank after tank of naphtha. sloe oil and distillate has ben consumed, and the loss, it is said, will he $300,000. A tank containing 250,000 gallons of gasoline was momentarily expected lo explode today, iRlRlSTlY II STIEL JJNSOLVED 1 1 Little Found to Indicate Mo- tive for Killing Young fl Art Student. I LURED TO HIS DEATH I Woman Led an Exemplary I Life and Was Sculptor. I Chicago. Oct. 6. A brown leather ;l satchel thought to have belonged to I Miss Ida Leegson. the sculptress, who was murdered here Saturday H I nighl or Sunday morning, was found I tcday by C. F Brochmier, a game j I 'i lie bag, elit from end to end, was I found near the scene or tne crime. I Its contents were disturbed, after whit h the murderer threw it Into the I bush There remained In tne satchel I oniy a pair of stockings and a piece I of surgical soap. A watch, two rings H I and a pocket book w hich sne carried ;l when she left her rooms, were miss- 1 The authorities are struck with the I thai Miss Leegson. , ike ' Mrs. . llison-Rexroat. was lured a tele- pll re 1 to the spot wbf-re sue was fJ murdered. IH Marshal Michael Kerr of the sub- 1 urban village of Arfo, arier closely I examining the ground, satd be be- I j lleved that the attack Waa nude by I two persons. The satchel and the 1 i piece of silk fish line with which 1 j the woman was garroted, rorm the I : roost important of the clews since 1 the lindiiig of the body. Chicago. Oct. 6. Mystery still shrouds the murder of Miss Ida G. Leegson. an art student, who was lured by a telephone call to the prairie southwest of the city Satur oay and strangled with a silken cord. j After ber Identification little was j teuiid to Indicate a motive for the 1 crime. Hurried Investigation has shown only that she led an exemplary life, bad no men callers at any of the Ira places where she resided and she is U not thought to have possessed any large amount of money. v. Leegson was :1 graduate of the University of Chicago, a sculptor or pupil of Lorado Taft and a student at WR the Art Institute. Her murder mark- H ed the end of a long, pitiful strug- B. : li 'o make her way as a sculptor. I ,r Her studies at the University of Chi- I i cago were to fit her for work by I t w hJch she could earn enough to I '"T complete her art education.- For sev- a oral winters she taught school, re- 1 turning to the city to resume work ivl at the ari institute. m Lured to Her Death. J Late Saturdaj afternoon, a man, U who gave the name of Wilson, tele- . J phoned the residence where Miss I.- -"on lived and asked her to take i a position as nurse in a maternity H ci.se She was directed to go to lr H Seventv -first, street and Western I I avenue and walk to an address four j m miles west The body was foun I t thrt nn Bfl v. est of the street in tersection in a dump of bushes. The " I address to which she had been di- ' reeled does not exist. Game wardens followed a trail of torn clothing to the spot where her bait nude body was lying. On her neck were finger marks and encir cling it was a thin blue lino which was made by a piece of cord ncarbv. There also were. Irosh tracks made by an automobile. A gnard at a railroad crossing on Sevenly-firs' Street saw a large black car go west i;:i Si-venty-ftrst -tr. it Saturday eve ning I' returned about three hours i later. , Although the body was not viewed tonight by anyone who had known Miss leegson. the notes found in the clothing seemed to make the identifi-' ' cation certain. Among them was a telegram from .Mason City, addressed ' to Miss Ida M. Leegson and signed Hugh M Gllmore "Am sending $t.t5 . Come immediately," was the text of j the message Miss Leegson at one time was an art student of Lorado Taft. according to Miss Morris, who said she had ! much ability as n sculptor. Mason City, la . Oct. 6. Miss Ida l , -um was employed as a teacher ', R in the grade schools from September 1 to noon on September 'J. At that, 1 time she asked the board of educa tion for a release, saying that she had i position as supervisor in another school which she did not name. Shi i left this city last Monday evening. She came here from a Chicago teach ers' agencj and had pleased the lo- I i a board with her work TRAINS COLLIDE; ENGINEER KILLED j St. Louis, Oct. 6. Baltimore Ohio westbound passenger tralu No. N. w York to St. Louis, ran into tin- rear end of a freight train which was taking a siding at Suinmerfield. Ill . 2". miles east of here. 'oday. None, of the passengers was hurt. The I engineer was killed oo NOME DEVASTATED Nome. Alaska, Oct 6. Nome has been almost destroyed by a storm. All the 60uth side of From street is gone. The sandsplt Is gone. Two miles of territory next to the V sea was devastated. agtf No livoe were los- E?