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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1915
PDinj-rwnrPOTS on trainband new;
Ambassador Von Eemtsorff
Comes To Capital Next
HE MAY DISCUSS PEACE
.OR BRING ARABIC NOTE
American Officials Believe
General Peace Discussion
- MAY DISCUSS PEACE 1
.Washington, Sept. 4. Ambas
sador Von Bernstorff is ex
pected in Washington Monday,
,it was stated at the German
It is believed the ambas
sador is possibly coming here to
present Germany's note re
garding the Arabic or to discuss
the peace rumors now preval
ent. No explanation of his
visit was made at the embassy.
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By 0. P. Stewart.
Washington, Sept. 4. Lnto fall or
early winter may see an American
move toward peace. This intimation
came from a high official today.
The peace appeal of Pope Benedict
to President Wilson is not expected to
bear f vuit immediately, but . with the
lull in fighting which is anticipated
With the approach of winter, it is un
derstood the president thinks the time
may then be ripe for definite action.
President Wilson will make no reply
to the pope's peace not presented by
Cardinal Gibbons, it was authoritative
ly stated today. No answer is re
quired. , Acknowledgement of the pope's mes
sage will be delivered to the cardinal
and unless the Vatican or his emminence
make the papal communication public,
it will not be published here.
Despite the pessimistic reports from
London based on the statement -of a
high official to the United Press, of
ficials here believe that a general peace
discussion has been started. The
further beliefs of the agitation will
continuo until tangible is developed
upon which President Wilson can make
new overtures to the belligerent powers.
Some believe there is a chance that
the negotiations with Great Britain as
to Interference with American com
merce may lead to a now offer of
mediation bv the United States.
at British Officials Really
Want Is More Details
(By J. W. T. Mason.)
(Written for the United Press.)
New York, Sept. 4. England's reply
to Germany s tentative peace sugges
tion is in effect a request for more de
tails. It is in no sense a refusal to
hnrken to the German proposals.
The British point out that the de
luand for freedom of the BPas is vague
md that nothing is said regarding
r ranee and Belmum.
When Germany is willing to make a
i ''Unite statement regarding the uis
position of this territory now in her
hands, then it is possible Great Britain
"ill speak more effectively.
The overthrow of militarism is at
tainable, indirectly. It is probable
England would consider militarism tie
Seated if France and Belgium were
mucuated without Germany demanding
indemnities, particularly 'if Germany
would give Belgium money for recon
struction. England's effort to put ne
ttotiation on a detailed basis is a step
in the rigiit direction.
At present public opinion is the donv
intuit Influence and publicity is neces
wiry tn the fundamental details.
All baranininu will nrncned cautious
ly because the negotiators are reluctant
mi reveal ths concessions they are pre
I'sred to make. But the wars' cost of
-i'0,000,(HK) weekly is a vast factor to
ward urging the 'elimination of slow
MARTIAL LAW ORDERED.
Washington, Sept. 4. Admiral Ca
perton has placed Port Au Prince under
martial law because of continued sor
!",, outbreaks against the American
val patrol. The admiral made -this
report to the navy department torlay.
OPPOSED TO PEACE
AT PRESENT TIME
London, Sept. 4. Strong indorsement
of the government 's attitude that Eng
land will not make peace until the men
ace of "Prussian militarism" is re
moved, was given by the British press
today while the terms under which
Germany made known tie kaiser would
enter a peace agreement were roundly
London papers commented at length
on the exclusive statement to the Unit
ed Press from the German embassy in
Washington Thursday. The Express
"This statement from the embassy
is comic in its disingeneous futility.
Before the war the seas were free, and
this new German demand merely means
Great Britain is to surrender the power
of a predominant navy and rob itself of
the principal weapon of offense and de
fense. "The impudent claim that Germany
Do Not Think Her Guilty of
Husband's Murder Although
Providence, R. I., Sept. 4. Friends
of Mrs. Elizabeth Mohr, charged with
having incited the murder of her hus
band, Dr. (J. Franklin Mohr, and
wounding of Miss Emily Burger, his
office assistant, caine to her aid today.
Although three negroes charge. Mrs.
Mohr agreed to pay them $;i000 to
shoot Dr. Mohr and his companion,
friends of the accused woman today
stoutly asserted her innocence. They
declared she had been treated fright
fully by Dr. Mohr. Those who discuss
ed the case said they had repeatedly
heard cf alleged relations between the
physician and some of his wealthy wom
en patients. For the sake of her two
children, and to avoid disgrace, how
ever, Mrs. Mohr took no steps toward
obtaining a divorce until recently, when
a suit for separation was filed.
Inspired by jealousy and anger and
believing that Auss Burger had "com
pletely won the affections of her hus
band, Mrs. Mohr wrote the young wom
an's brother-in-law tho letter which the
police have made public and to which
bo uiuch importance is attached. This
was only a veiled threat, which Mts.
Mohr hoped would result in irightening
Miss Burger into giving up her hus
band, her t'riends declare. The police,
however, regard this letter as one of!
HID IflUfV JIIL'IM mill JltXTn vi tuiuni-
stautiul evidence supporting the story
told by tne negroes now charged with
Miss Burger denied at the hospital
where she is being cared for today that
she was responsible -for the estrange
ment of Dr. Mohr and his wife. The
young woman said sue tried to bring
about a reconciliation. In a statement
to Constable .lames Wallace, Mrs. Mohr
bitterly denounced the dead physician.
"I know nothing of Dr. Mohr s mur
der," the recused widow declared,
"but what I suffered at his hands
would have caused soino women to kill
him long ago.
"The doctor became wealthy by per
forming criminal operations. His in
come was $50,000 n year. There were
wealthy women among his patients.
For years I was torn between the fear
that '- iip wos conducting himself im
properly with them and the fear that
he would be imprisoned. I shuddered
to sec the door of his private office
close upon an attractive woman."
Mrs. Mohr said she sent her daugh
ter to see the physician following their
separation. The' child entered while
Dr. Mohr wus entertaining a woman.
Believing she was spying on him, Mrs.
Mohr said the physician struck the
Confession Is Repudiated.
Providence, it. I., Sept. . After
having been imprisoned for three days
on a murder charge, the three negroes
who accused Mrs. Elizabeth Moiir of
having agreed to pay them $.jOlM) to
slny her husband, today repudiated
their alleged confessions.
The police declare the negroes' writ
ten statements averting that they kill
ed Dr. ('. K. Franklin Mohn and wound
ed his companion, Miss Emily Burger,
under orders from the wealthy phy
sician's wife. George Ilealis, tlie phy
sician's chauffeur, said he stalled the
automobile at an appointed spilt while
Henry Spellmand and Victor Brown
jininf 111 hiiul on motorcycles.
With the repudiation of this alleged
confession, the police are making stren
uous efforts to corroborate the first
story told by the negroes.
SCHOONER LOUISE SAFE.
Hoqniam, Wash., Sept. 4.-With the
three-masted schooner Uuise, Captain
Olson, being towed here todny all fears
that yesterdav's report that she was
i .!.. n fh rocks off the north
jettv to Ornvs Harbor were dispelled.
The" Louise was at na time in danger.
is fighting for freedom of the Jews is
evidently intended to please American
Jewish financiers. It 4s more ridicul
ous' when it is remembered that until
the war there was not a Jewish officer
in the German army."
The Chronicle said: "
"Bernstorff 's statement is a clumsy
attempt to exhibit Germany in the light
of a universal emancipator. Northing
is said, of course, of emancipating Eu
rope from the menace of Germany's
owii blood-thirsty aggression or the
evacuation of Belgium.
"Evidently the object is to provide
a text for the pro-Germanites to repre
sent the allies as wicked warmongers
who are wontingly prolonging a con
flict which pacific Germany is magnani-
mously willing to end. The world is
not unaware of Germany's intorest in
peace which victories are fresh and
before the allies' superior endurance
has worn her down."
OLCOH SAYS ONLY .
POLITICS CAUSE OF
Petition o f Business Men of
Roseburg Favoring Elder
"Politics, purely politics," said
Secretary of State Olcott today rela
tive to the removal of W. W. Elder as
commandant of the Oregon Soldiers'
Home at Roseburg by the board, of
control yesterday. Mr. Olcott went on
to say that he had never heard a corn'
plaint about the management of the
Soldiers' Home since he had been on
the board of control for the last five
years and that complaints were fre
quent before Mr. Elder took charge
twelve years ago.
Mr. Olcott charges the removal of
the commandant to the work of dis
gruntled politicians in Douglas county
who were after Mr. Elder's scalp.
Governor Withycombe who made the
motion for the removal of Mr. Elder
yesterday at the board meeting stated
that the affidavits charging irregulari
ties in the employment of Miss Grace
Elder about the Home had nothing to
do with the removal of Mr. Elder.
There was also on file an affidavit
from Minnie Bell, the milliner who em
ployed' Miss Elder to the effect that
there could be no duplication in time
except possibly BO days in JI2 which
were not accounted for but it. was not
charged that this time was double time.
There is also a petition ou file which
was circulated voluntarily by the busi
ness men ot Hoseburg and signed by
practically every one of them, it is said,
asking that Mr. Elder be retained in
his present position. This petition was
filed with the governor some time ago
when Ora Porter first came to Salom
to look up a few facts as shown by the
records of the secretary of state.
Spirit of Napoleon
and Bismarck Guide
San Francisco, Sept. 4. The spirit of
Napoleon is guiding the hand of Joffre
in this war. That of Hismnrk j aiding
Von Hindenburg and the kaiser. Wash
ington, Franklin and Lincoln on the oth
er hand, are hovering over President
Wilson and the White House, keeping
the United States out of the conflict.
This la what John W. King, of Han
Diego, told delegates to the convention
of the California States Spiritualists'
association here. . .
"The spirits of these great men. of
the past are taking an active part in
shaping events of the future," ho said.
Gardner Is Champion
In National Golf Tourney
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 4. Robert A.
Gardner of the Hinsdale Gulf Club,
Chicago, this afternoon won the ama
teur gulf championship, for the second
time in his career, by defeating John
G. Anderson of Mount Vernon, N. V.,
,ri up and four to play.
THE WEATHER :
tonight and Sun
HANGS ON BATTLE
Germans Attempting To Force
Crossing of Dvina
BOTH ARMS HAVE BEEN
Russians- Driven From Bedge-
head After Ten Days'
Petrograd, Sept. 4. The fate of Riga
now hangs in the balance. ' A decisive
battle which will decide the outcome
of the German drive ngaiust tho import
ant Baltic port is in progress.
An official statement, from tho war
office today admitted that the Rus
sians have been driven across the Dvina
river, 30 miles southeast of Riga. The
(i or mans are now endeavoring to force
a crossing of the river in pursuit of
the Slavs, The Teutonic operations are
being covered by a heavy artillery at
Both the Slavs and the Germans en
gaged in tho big battle are being heav
ily reinforced. The retirement of the
Russians across the Dvina followed the
capture of the bridgehead at Lennc-
wada by the Hermans, but with the
new men and guns which are being
brought up, it is hoped a stand can be
Should the Germans succeed in eross
uifj the Dvlnn, It is admitted the evac
uation of Riga and a retreat of the
Russians upon Pdrograd would be nec
essary. Bombardment of the fortified bridge
head at Friederichstadt under the direc
tion of Oenernl von Beselcr, has been
in constant progress for three days. The
Russian artillery haa replied effective
ly. There are evidences that, having
been checked about Friederichstadt, the
Germans are preparing to hurl , enor
mous forces agninst the Slav line 12
miles to the northwest where the Rus
sians retired yesterday.
The war office today admitted the
capture of the city of 'flroduo by the
(iermnns, following the evacuation of
tho fortress ot that name on the op
posite bank of the Niemen river. It
wan aim stated that the Teutonic,
forces had reached the Vilna railway,
but it was ndiled that they have not
been able to make any important prog
ress toward Vilna.
On the front between Grodno and
north ftf BrestLitovsk retirement of
the Hussions is still in progress. The
retreat continues, however, without the
loss of guns or men.
Take Position By Storm,
Berlin, via wireless to London, Sept.
4. General Von Beselcr 's forces storm
ed the fortified Russian bridgehead at
Friodrirhstndt after a 10 days' bnttle,
it was announced today.
The German forces took .1.102 prison
ers in the Fiiedrichstadt engagement,
the official stntmuoiit said.
West of Vilnn, the Russians made
several vain attacks during the last 24
hours. Fighting continues around Gro
dno, but the Russian are in retreat to
ward the east with the Germans in hot
All of the Grodno forts are now held
by the Germans, it was stated, while
2700 Russians were captured when tho
fortifications were occupied. The en
emy tins also evacuated all positions
south of Grodno.
On the southeastern front Field Mar
shal. Von Mailiensen was declared to
be rontinuiug his advance. Moving
eastward from Hrest-Litovsk, the Aus-
tro-Gcimau lorecs in this region toward
Pi ink are approaching the Drogitsbin
forest, west ol tile Intter poiut. '
Fighting for Plateau,
Paris. Sent. 4. Desperate fighting
for possession of tho Vnuquuis plateau
in the Argonne has been resumed, with
the French taking the offensive, the
official communique this afternoon an
nounced, r rein li sappers snccceileil in
exploding mines under the German po
sitions, tnrciug the enemy to retire to
the ruins of Vniiquois, but German rifle
fire across the plateau prevented the
French from following up their ad
The communique- drew attention to
Ihe fact that terrific artillery fighting
has continued for J 1 days without ces
sation in northern Franc. Homo Inter
pret this as meaning the allies are about
to strike a hard blow in the west, while
tho bulk ot the kaiser'i fores are
engaged in the east.
SAM ROBERTSON MUST HA NO.
Colusa. Cril.. Sept. 4. Ram Robertson,
negro, who killed Riehnrd Lindsey prev
ious to muking an uttnek on Mrs. Mich
ael lllevins. on the Hlevins ranch, Aug
ust 1, was today sentenced ti be hang
ed. Robertson pleaded guilty a few
davs ago. Today the cuirt heard the
testimony of Mrs, Hlevins pnd passed
the death sentence
New York, Sept. 4. Mrs. .lennette
Schwartz, age 100, the smalest woman
in Brooklyn Hebrew home, is dead
NOV IN PROGRESS
WANT UNITED STATES
TO DEMAND WARNING
OF FREIGHTERS ALSO
Washington, Sept. 4. Great Brit
ain's contention that the United States
should insist that merchantmen as well
as passenger-carrying liners be warned
before being torpedoed by submarines
will be rejected by this government It
seemed likely today that America will
accept the concessions made in the
memorandum submitted by Ambassa
dor Von Bernstorff aa fully satisfying
demands for modification of the sub
This was stated authoritatively as tho
administration's latest teutative decis
ion as to its future position regarding
submarine attacks, ft involved a sud
den change of opinion, as the supposi
tion was the United States would insist
that the same treatment be accorded
liners and freighters.
The administration 'g reconsideration
is understood to have been baaed, how
ever, on representations from experts
Hint submarine commanders have diffi
culty in identifying merchantmen ns
Heavy Toll In Life and Prop
. erty From German Air
New York, Sept. 4. A thrilling story
of the Zeppelin terror in Kucluud and
the heavy toll resulting from the raids
ot the tieriuan airships was told hero
today by Joe McDcrmott, a former Min
neapolis newspaper man. McDcrmott
arrived in New York on the liuer Sax
onia last night. He BBid the British
east coast had been terror stricken b?
the Zeppelin raids, and that reports
which auu renenou mm indicated, the
full casualties resulting from the at-
tacks had not been announced by the
"On the lust ralu on August 17,"
said McDormott, "Zeppelins hovered
over the Liverpool street railway sta
tion in London, the greutest station in
Knglnnd, and showered down bombs.
"The admiralty statement said oast
counties were raided and thnt ten lives
were lost. A steamship official living
in the raided district told me ho saw
thirty victims in one morgue.
"The Zeppelins followed a trnin ar
riving at Liverpool Btrect at 9:20. All
lights on the train were extinguished
in the hope that tho dirigibles would
lose their way, but whon it rushed int
the station in complete darkness nn'il
the passengers wore discharged, the
saw two Zeppelins overhead.
"The bombs cumo crashing down.
Antiaircraft guns and aeroplanes at
tacked the Zeppelins ana they fb
dropping bombs as they went. All
streets tn the district wero deserted."
McDcrmott said an American aviator
in France told him 250 persons were
killed by one Zeppelin raid upon Hull
"The Knglish invite raids," said Mc
Dcrmott, "by sweeping the skies with
searchlights, Puris is in utter darkness
R. H. K.
I'hiliidelphiu 3 0 1
New Yrk 2 7 1
Deiuuree and Killifer; Sihauer and
Dooin. Meyers replaced Hchauer. 10
R. H. K.
Brooklyn 0 1 0
Huston 6 10 0
Conmbs ami Miller; Nf ill, Dell and
First game R. H. E.
Chicago S 10 1
Pittsburg 2 7 2
Vaughn ami llresnahnn; Kautlehuer,
Hill, Kelly md Gibson.
Second gatnfl R. H. E.
Chicago 1 II 1
Pittsburg 2 , 2
Lavender nud llurgiave; Adams ami
Murphy, Gilmou replaced Murphy. 12
R. H. K.
st. Loui :i 12 :t
Cincinnati 4 H 4
Amen and Snyder; Dnlc and Wingo.
R. H. E.
3 11 3
Washington 4 K 2
Brown and Nunamnker; Boehling and
Henry. Gallia replaced Boehling, Mor
gridge replaced llrown.
ii. 11. i..
Boston 3 0 3
Philadelphia 2 0 1
U'onunl and Uimgnn; Diisii ana
R. H. E.
Cleveland 15 7 0
Chiengo 0 fl 2
Collomore nnd O .Neill; raiier anil
Schalk. Hiipw'I replaced tabcr.
R. H. K.
Detroit 2 5 8
St. Louis - 7 14 0
Public, llochler and Baker, Mcb.ee)
Wciliuon and Agnew.
compared with liners and that insist
ence on putting them in the same class
would probably causo future disputes
between Germany and this country. ;
Officials heard today that Germany
will dispatch a note on the Arabic to
Washington early next week. Ambas
sador Gerard cabled the stato depart
ment that aa far as he is aware, no re
port has been receivod from the com
mander of the submarine which is sup
posed to have sunk the liner. Foreign
Minister Von Jngow takes the position,
however, that no report la necessary.
If the Arabic was torpedoed without
warning, the submarine - commander
probably disobeyed orders and Ger
many's responsibility is automatic, ac
cording to his view.
Advices from Berlin declare Ambas
sador Von Bernstorff is clothed With
wide discretion to settle the submarine
discussion, but the impression in offi
cial, circles here is that several nates
will bo exchanged before the final ad
justment is reached.
Iti FIRE TODAY
St. Francis Directory In San
Francisco Is Completely
Sua Francisco Sept. 4. Tho bodieB
of five children, four burned boyond
recognition, we.re. recovered curly today
from the ruins of -the St. Francis girls'
directory, which was destroyed by fire
a few hours earlier.
When tho fire was brought under
control at 3 a. in., alter having burned
an hour, it was announced that only
one child, Katie O'Brien, aged 5, hud
perished. Daylight, However, reveaicu
the full extent of the tragody, and
Fire Chief Murphy then announced that,
four more corpses had boen recovered.
One of those is believed to be that of
Kli.aboth O'Brien, aged 14, sistor of
There Is a possibility, said the firo
chief, that more children may bo miss
ing, Tho work itr accounting ror an
tho little ones who wore in the direc
tory whon it caught t'iro is progressing
very slowly, because of tho fact that
persons in automobiles, attracted to
tho sceno by the glare of tho flumes,
took many of the children away when
they were marched to safety by tho
sisters in charge.
Sparks from tho chimney at a short
circuit in tho electric wiring caused
the fire, Rev. Mother Margaret, tho
mother superior, bolicvcs.
"Tho fire was undoubtedly burning
an hour before we discovered it," she
said. "It Btnrted in tiie roofing and
burned down throuizh the building.
Troublo with water pressure when tne
... . j . , t i i u
lire aepurinioui. uirivt-u ueiwcu
firomou. II ud we discovered the firo a
little sooner we could have saved all
Ten children are missing, sho said.
The five holies would account for half
of these. Rov. Mother Margaret be
lieves tho other five lire in the hands
of neighbors and timt the bodies or
all the dead have been recovered.
Seventeen of the rescued , children,
uiiiniured. are at St. Joseph's hospital.
The rest are being cared Cor in pri
vate homes and at other institutions.
Stableman Dnvld McCnrty owch his
life tn Sister Mary Agnes. MeCarty
was asloop when the fire was at its
height. The sister fought her way
through the smoke to arouse him.
of National Tennis Courts
Forrest Hills, L. T., Sept. 4. II. A.
Throckmorton, or Princeton, today won
tho intcrseholnstie national tennis
chumpiniiship here, defeating O. H. Oar
land of Yale, -3, 2-fl, 7-fl, (1-3.
T. R. Fell eliminated N. C. Wright,
winning bis mutch in struight sets, 0 3,
R. Norris Williams was again re
turned victorious, but was driven to
two deuco sets bv William Rufld III.
Williams won 8l,"7-.r, 1.
Maurlco McLaughlin, of California,
won his match In fifth round of tho
national tennis championship hero to
day, defeating F. T. Hunter, (1-2, 0-4, fl 0.
R. Norris Williams, tho national
champion and K. R. Hell, also qualified
for tho semi finals by defeating Wil
liam Rand II r and N. C. Wright.
Buffalo 12 3
Kctiibaeh and Haridcn; Schulz and
Allen. 10 innings.
R. II. E.
Baltimore 1 B 6
Brooklyn 15 11 "
Uulnn and Owens; F. Smith and Lund.
R. H. E.
St. Lmi 2
1'ittsburir U HI 0
I'lnuk aud Chapman; Roggo and Ber
ry. Burger replaced Kogije.
LOST THEIR LIVES
"DEAD OR ALIVE"
Bandits Surrounded In Brush
Were Entire Band of
CITIZENS PREPARED FOR
ALL FURTHER TROUBLE
Four Mexicans Reported
Killed In Past Twenty
Brownsville, Texas, Sept 4. Order
that they be taken "dead or alive"
hung over the Mexican bandits who
kidnaped and murdered two Americans
near hero Wednesday. The Mexican
surrounded in the brush near Fresno
yostorday, and thought to be tho entira
band of inurderors, proved to be only
a small detachment. Search for the
muin body was resumed torlay by ci
vilians and United States troopers.
Tho first oxcitomcnt cauBed-by the
murder of the Americans, Donaldson
nnd Smith, has died out, but citizens
along tho bolder are systematically pre
paring to resist further invasion of
American torritory. Guards are on
duty about towns, and ranches have
boon propared to resist a siego, If neces
Four Mexicans are reported to have
been killed within the last 24 hours
in skirmishes with deputies aud troops.
No casualties resulted yesterday from
an attack on au American aeroplane
by hnndlts ou tho Moxlcan side of the
Rio Grande, but there was a sharp ex
change pf shots when soldiers returned
the fire directed against the Americana.
More thnn 1MU shots were fired at lieu
tenant Morrow and Jcjties, who were in
tho aeroplane, but they landed safely
on American soil, uninjured.
Soldiers May Clash,
Brownsville, Texas, Sept. 4. Fight
ing along the xucxlcaii border is rapidly
changing from the hunting of unorgan
ized bandits to an armed clash between
uniformed soldiers of the United States
Twelve Mexicans, all wearing the
uniforms of General VenuBtiano Car
rnn.ft's army, crossed the international
line nt dnylight today and encountered
a detachment of American troops near
nderu. A short battle followed in.
which seven of tho Invaders were killed
before tho surviving five fled.
Almost at tho same hour Mexican sol
diers fired across the bordor at a com
pany of Texas rangers near Cavazos.
The rangers fired back, and it is be
lieved some of tho Mexicans were hit.
Captain McCoy hurried from Mission
with reinforcements of United States
cavnlry, fearing Mexican soldiers, In
superior numbers, would attempt to in
There havo been no American cas
ualties thus fur. The Rio Grande is
low, making it easier to ford it, and
tit in has served to increase the number
There seems little doubt that at least
some of tho Moxlcan bands are from
the Carran.ista garrison at Matamoras.
United States troops have found dyna
mite bombs of a military pattern in a
wagon stolen from an American ranch
neur hern and later recovered.
Man Defending Woman
Was Killed By Husband
Scuttle, Wash., Sept. 4. Morris Colo,
aged 21), is (lend, mid .lames Crocker,
his slayer, is a suicide today, following
a double tragedy at. tho latter 's homo,
at Newport, across Luke Washington
Crocker returned home lute, last night
in a state of intoxication, it is said,
und began abusing his wife. Mrs.
Cnrker rushed from the house calling
Cole, who was
nssinsr. went to her
aid and was shot down by Crocker, who
had armed himself with a shotgun.
Mrs. Crocker fled toward tho village,
hearing, as, sho ran, the shot which end
ed her husband 'a lite.
Deputy sheriffs later found Crocker's
body, the lieml almost blown iil'f, the
hands still clutching the gun.
Were Burned By Taft
Sun Francisco, Sept. 4. Followisg
the burning bv former President Tuft
lust night of the cancelled mortgage f
f I I0,1.)!I.IJ2, eleuring up an indebtedness
of if 1,20(1,000 of the I'annrna l'ucit'iu ex
position, officials of the exposition to
day predicted that between now ad
tho closing date, Deceinln-r 4, the fair
would net a profit of l,.r(K),000 to V
(100,000, The exK)Bition has yet thr
months to run, and with tho averngw
weekly attendance running close to tkm
half-million mark, today's prcdictioaa
seem certaiu of f ulfillni.mt. The twolv
million attendance mark will be passed
today. . , mM