September 26, 1913

September 26, 1913

Mike Spanos and George Seymour, alias Parker, convicted of the murder of George Dedaskalous, a Greek, September 22, 1912, were brought back from the state prison at Salem this morning by Sheriff W.H. Singler and Chas. Gay, and will be resentenced Saturday morning at 10 o'clock by Judge F.M. Calkins of the circuit court. The state will be represented by Prosecutor Kelly and the two prisoners by Attorneys McCabe and DeArmond.

The re-sentencing is made necessary by virtue of the fact that the date set for execution was held up pending an appeal in the supreme court. Appeal failed, but acted as a stay of execution. The first date set was February 14, 1913.

Spanos, who was well known in this city through a reckless life, was glad to return to Medford and looks little changed for over a year in prison. Seymour, alias Parker, is not as fleshy as when he went away and worry has caused a heavy change. Mrs. Spanos, wife of Mike, is in the city and called upon her incarcertated spouse this afternoon.


When Bobby Brovard completed the arrangements which made it possible for the baseball fans of Medford to witness a game between two such high class teams as the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants, probably no man was more pleased than Newton J. McGrath, the able and accommodating telegrapher for the Postal company in this city.

In his younger days "Mac" as he is known here took a fancy to the business of Morse and spent his spare time near the window of the railroad station listening to the more or lece fascinating sound of the aluminum striking the brass. "John J," while a couple of years older than Newton was of a less serious nature and spent his leisure moments throwing stones at a bottle placed on a fence post across the right of way, little thinking that some day he would be a topliner in the game made famous by Henry Chadwick.

John J. has accumulated a pile of money and a reputation for being a great baseball general with a dispostion like that of a wasp while "Mac" has not enugh to worry about, but enough at that, is one of the most popular telegraphers that ever handled a key and has the disposition that MacGrath should have.

"Mac" has never seen his big brother play big league ball and never had time to cross the continent and when the Giants reach Medford in November the two harps will have a family reunion.

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