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   Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio                               LAST EDl'ili THE SANDUSKY S TAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR fllinilATrn AWAITING THE DECISION Opponents of Lorimer, Facing Defeat, Talk All Night to Prevent Vote. OTHERS SEE CHANCE JO FURTHER CAUSES Opponents of Recipiocity and Fnends of Taiiff Boaid Get Into the Contest, WASHINGTON, Feb 20 hours of a continuous filibuster on Vie Lortmer case the senate took a recess at 8 o clock this morning for three hours when the speech making against Lorimer was resumed The purpose of the filibuster is to prevent a vote on Lorimer who Is now conceded to have a major Ity Senator Crawford'of South Dakota made the longest speech of his career when he spoke two hours yesterday and eight hours last night IP to o clock toclaj the nlibnstet was still on havipg lounied out -6 liojurs with no cebsation in signt vVhtn the senate reconvened at 11 o clock after the lecess taken at 8 anothei recess taken in oirtei to peimit a vote upon the direct elec- lion of senitois Immediate) attei this the filibustei was resumed The excitement vvab intense as speakers against Loimier will have to follow one anothoi in tapid succession in 01 dci to tanv on the njibuster as the pailuiiieiitaiy situation cieated bv Senator Pailes was such that if the speaker left the floor unoccupied toi onh ton I seconds   Boiah lesolution refemng to th" p o pit the con't  t letPiti d RetmngSenatoi and Would- be Hanna foi Chan man, COUNCIL STEAM ROLLER IN EFFECTIVE WORKING ORDER TIME NOW FOR THE TO ACT. Are the people of Sanduskv to bi tied up bv a contract with the San duskv Gas i fc.le.tiic Co and a fianc'i e Dinted to that companv with 01 hi t laving an oppo tumtj to upon the question of a mumcipa Fiant I his to the railroading pohcv of council and unless the peo pie nuke A biifheicntlv impie-sive of then objection to such a pla- the ordinance Mondnv t Hkelv to be passed over the mavoi b veto m which event it would be too late for it is likeh that at the end of the thiee the citv would be no nearer a municipal pant than it 13 now Ma or Lchrei and Councilman Ho zaepfel insist that the citv should builo. and operate own lighting pi in The Star Journal is not eon v IK en as vet tint i. municipal plant w be for the of the ci v Ihe stai Joiunal believes howev r that a raajontv of the people of the citv now want a municipal plant and it thit council should com plete UK investigation whieh it btartej when a municipal lighting commit tee w is named ind which for some reabon was dropped in older that all the futb nnv be known ihe Joumal believes that an expert engineer should oe emploved mm not identified with anv electrical inteiests but an independent pen sav a college 01 umversitv man and that exact estimates of the cost of installing a plant of opeiatmg it and of the cost of lights from such a plant after making dut allow foi depreciation etc should be made With such a icpou the people could decide the question It might be found that the pioposition made bv th? Gas companj better than a municipal plant could offer in which cise it would be to -.ntei into a contract Or the companv might offe still lower rates t p to the prebent Ume however ttuie hit been no leal investigation and the n'es pioposed m the oidinpnce aie meielv arbiti ir5 the Gab eompanv having refused to give information as to tiie actual value, of its plant and what would be a pioper rate to insiue a fan return on the actual investment If a contiact is now entered into there is no piobabilitj that the cltj will be better piepared thiee vears hence to consider the municipal lighting question Even co incilmen admit that soonei or latei The time to make the investigation is IvOW The people still have an opportumtv to present the contract being en- tered into If thev make a strong demonstration some council- men aie Hkelv to hesitate about passing the ordinance over the mayors veto If the Star Journal s vote and the eleclarations of leading citizens are anv ciiterion not a councilman voting for the franchise without first submitting the question of a municipal plant could hope to be elected this fall The Star Touinal urges that the people be given a chance to express themselves and that they be informed of the facts This is the situation No one knows whether the Gas compaaj proposition is a good one or not No one knows whether a municipal plant would be an advantage Another companj stands reads to compete with the Sanduakv Gas ft ElectnoCo Mavoi Leluer insists upon a municipal plant the council insists upon giving a fianchise to the present company What do the people saj 1 nited States itn to take a vote ft ln fivoi it to boaid bill to w'nch BiHcs bittci cipobed To the angtv clmge ObiTvotpAm Bailey tint he w is coinniitting outiagp on tin senate as v ell is defv lug the will of tup proplt as (d 111 the last elpchcn rimmins n tint he m nit ox ictlv ho paid anl was pi led o sli nidei all the rebponsi! ilitv for ins action The tilt came nncxpcctedlv aft i Hale uf M HUD Irnl ieci s fro n 6 uitil S odocl liulev do claied if it was to be a question rf endurance it might is si i t at once and he uieed the senate no to fidiourn The Iiale motion was de feated W to and with it seem luglv went the last cnanco to pie ent n special session I jur men at tl e pait tool i (onsn emus put in thi illilnistn Hale is d lav ng action at eveij ttun in Hit hou of pievent (Codtlnued on u in v Mle onatoi n t-k voted with tin old RHII! Sfnitoi Donll b mi t'f the bill on tin Siith d whi 1 w tad d (in hi, ion md Inch pi ov idol tl at cem., 'me rt r on i nl su] en of eltr- mrs of the states of 0110 "iins I t f it of fill nt >n ST VR JOl U, Bl RE UJ Bunding vi D c, rb >s Senatoi Did aspn s ti b ihe Mail ablv will b i cindulitc t i i il li i in st l chairmiu Hlb bo for th ih i. w is 1 nine lie 1 leu todav I i Clineo of Ippoi Smrlislv In an tri o view vv'nch ho give out C lino i sue! H en lo the pohticll fntuio of Son itor w, iep b] cans of llli s uo hive an ibidni-, taith in hii uti 10 mil alreidv t'lero is a de ii-nd th t ho shail V chin man of the I HERE IS PROPOSITION IGNORED BY COUNCIL State Chairman or Judge lohn Snook Likely to Succeed Pomerene. A COLD' EXPENSIVE Pel "S c'nin b i of coiTimei''e heie tu ed i st ilistical repoit on the most common of all h in in ail jient l cold Tin e ha Hi el met it 1 inn cases at 1 mm co i on in avo o i e. oich cold and that the was no sure pi even tat n e j lie St-ivorl nianv vons a1- chair man n v hich wis not a veiv lepiblie ven von 1 b ir h  1, has not be n sig led id is pn ,'iv R'arch 1 is it I ind with nothi ig to I iv theio sjlui b out o! t'l re is n jch mxielv in the s' lie hoiibc fio bill h-s j assed both houso-, but tl e fivcnor has not qn it vei o tod j but Hi it will pi ib-' S[ kor 'n i vi El nc I o tionljl out oi tlu 'o K t i i i iv ior t i undoiMood tit t st ite it r ui m i s, i dlor i ill t n to ii iv afe wi 1 tie, li id iv w i m e o to I'-biu anv v in in on l sit t- isarv in pjvn H oi fu lip opri u 1 bv iho log latino af t'ns vi sioii until he Klows ib olute at this s' ss on is Ti-Lt v ill irobabv no' oe docldod on Hi p IK Hi] en i 1 it e a' n M 1 1 so st i p I J'ls [oi d id ii a To n n 10 t i is tiki for som wet s perhiis i innt is it tnn k it vvn be it k ibt ,ue s pr n o co irt stn! es i ki t v i I qt "s ion in it Tbo oase rn le ones ici is D nm nt d t 1 c- cour to v bv I H Cnr r d Jany aMti id on tl si k >i ose vt o c linn m th it uin c" n n is i and Gen ral Clrlio c D I ivlin his a r t and forme v c U 6 i reb 25-Ono hundred and i end 11 a half todav friends of tie Creen coal c ihtix n i of i d liu? par v and to'il o the hornbl nao Acco d >ill knocked o it ov tho Ue b 111 of i uln-iine th 1 uli aid giewm me to then 5t w tl wonin md Icuniicin v si, f r tho sen v i lev ed vvclves v nle tiav- ehitdicn wuo the thrown to tin latioi a! filibi tcr it i- not vet elms 'v si fioni lo pi, DEVOUR 118 MEMBERS OF A WEDDING PARTY, ONLY TWO ESCAPING Tul-'1 lea is the- new sen itor from BULLETIN COLUMBUS 0 Feb L r- iol-oU of Eatavia w i be ap pointed lieutenant governor of Ohio immediately upon trip resigna ticn of Atlee wrich is to take place witnm 24 hojrs it Afas learned positively this -I CCI I MB! 10 III Raided h ie touav as ceitun that elthei f mi man Hueh Nichols or luds loiiu N Snot of I aulding will bo i in oti late lodav bv Govei noi JIa r on for heutomii! govprnor Inn u-1! t Governor Pomeione said list e u ru he imeidpl to leave foi 1 ijte n to iakt. nis seat in the sciato Thursdav But he addoc' Hid ho hid not lo'-igned and ho e til 1 not Mate when his lositnm tion would gn in Of coins" tho gov ein i 1 10 v ho i o be is s ic ind l ill b i n n n r soon as Hit i "i ation com in pioba- bh 1 in t Jddv It srfm f in flat i pionos ive will u I o IP' t Mavni laco- laplo of 1 illl h and ex Mavoi Lri H oi have be n rnoi h ccniiaered but Moc e put nniivt if on of the lun nins Cl aiiman Nichols nroaiise of being so close o tho soveinor is a favor ite Thi Mond ter ita oidmance had been passed lut was not even ordeied placed on file Februan 27 1911 ilou John Holzaepfel Council Muni ipal Lighting Committee bandubkv Ohio SH consideration of the pro blem whicn e-onfionts von on account "f what oi lined at the last meeting i f the i on ml hab led us to re exam- ine the entile matter wi h a view of aiming at a proposition which will be niobt favorable to the people of Sinduskv and at tho same time be eenbistent with a fair relurn to mj to tno point we desire to submit the, foi low inc. offer lo build and opera e a lighting pioposition offeied to council plant and furnish service to the peo reid af of for lighting pniposes at "ie flat late of cents per kilo watt hour for current consumed mm imuni charge per month for private consiimeis to be seventi nve cents pei month in homes and two dollars and a half per month, m commeinal and mdnstiial establishments Tin rent shall be supplied fm power and other lighting purposes at the flat rate of not raoie than six cents pei kilowatt hour noi less than one and one half cents per kilowatt hour this flat rate to be de- termined accoiding to the magnitude of installation theie lllcic shall be foi such services a minimum charge pe, month of not more than one dollar per hoise power connect The proposers of the above offer will deposit a certified check for five thousand dollars with the director of publH service as soon as an ordinance embodving the above terms and other details to be arranged snail be favoi ,Three-Year Electric Franchise Ordinance Passed Despite Protests of People. f HOT CLASH BETWEEN MAYOR AND MEMBERS No Consideiation Given Offei of Another Company or Mu- nicipal Plant Project, WHAT HAPPENED. Ordinance granting commercial light franchise to the dinky Gas d Electric Co on 8 and 5 cent rates for period ending Dec 31 1913 passed under sus- pension of the rules, Holzaepfet alone opposing Mayor Lehrer defended his po- sition on tne electric light ques- tion and, telling the councilmen that he was through talking about the matte- with them, hurled a challenge at them with the invlta- tion to 'do their bidding" and pass the ordinance over his veto. Councilman Ohlemacher point- ed out advantages of accepting terms of company and taid erection of municipal plant be- fofe present contract with com- pany expires is Impossible At- tacked mayor and Member Holi- atpfsl and declared tne? didnt know what they were talking a- bout Councilman Donahue chatgad mayor with agreeing to accept- ance of company's offer and than changing hit mind because W. E. Gucnn told him (mayor) that made a mistake in doing so Councilman Holzaepfel, m at- tacking ordinance pointed out the fact that for Vie time since he has been in council, no copy of the ordinance was furnished councilman and Hid company officials saw the ortf. nance before councllnten did; de- fended mayor for change of mind by declaring that he supposed mayor had at much right to change his mind m did Council- man Donahue City Solicitor Stelnsmann re- plied to Holuepfel's criticism of failure to provide ordinance cop. les; took occasion to make elabor- ate defense of "secret session" habit of council Offer made by attorney tenting outside capitalists who would build a plant here and furnish lights at the flat rate of six cents per k. w hour with mini- mum charge of 75 cents, present- ed by Member Holzaepfel given no attention Service director Instructed to prepare plans and specifications for submission to bidders for furnishing street lig.Ming for term ending Dec 31, 1913. Unanimous vote shouted Conduetoi 'All aboard' Ohlenmther We re all on' chorused back Pas- sengers Curtis, Parsons, Seebacb and 3undlach Let er rip then' answered En _ gineer Donahue as be threw open he throttle of the electric light fran- 'use steamer 'Hej jou fellows' Wait a minute' Whals vour hnrrv' It isnt JUSTICE TOO POOR TO BUY POETEAIT the >0 MElTHfR >f IP. Owinsr to tie fact that Frank Fsi r i s tant in the was ealleu to I iiav because of the trial oi a civil lead and t'lev vill tn to r vivo nd ri icul m IMII i a dis lass it Si i ors Cm I ind Dean t me e of rn.le a cording ta tod n s toted tile If of the Zif two surnvois cached Ta-U lORK Feb lonn Henrv Tavlor no ticulturi-- art collector of wolves and then foi and faimer millionaire is dead from J i blood poibnnmp caused bv a cut which Wren the gloom refuted tbrowia bather on the steamship George K ide to the pack the iwo surviv-1 nasaingtoi gate aim accidefftallr ..lew tl em both from the pledge i last Thurida) lowfci t' e That Jus ice Harlan of the United States supr me court has never found the profession of jurist remun 'rative enoagh to enable him to catch up on a dencu occasioned when he married was the statement to the house appropriations athei imp could be pre- committee during his hearing on the sundtv mil bill bv Albert a Philadelphia aitist Rosenthal hat paitially completed a collection of paintings of former members of the supreme bench and has offered the collection to congress for purchase ablj reported to tie council by municipal liuhtin? committee Respertfnilv submitted b I KORNHAISER Attornev After ihe meeting Tngmeet declared a plant could bp completed within month-, an t said he would put up a eitlfied check of 000 THE Up to Tuesday afternoon the Star Journals referendum vote on the electric fianchise question was as follows For Gas Co prooosltfcn of three year grant 12 Against Gas Co proposition 73 For municipal plant 83 Against municipal plant 10 The ballot today is given on page 8 If you haven t voted do so at once J '____n lou IPUTllljl Your gomg-tna wrong way objected Councilman Holzaepfel who wonldn t be a passenger and who was standing m the middle of the road in front of the roller But there was no stop and the roller bumped John out of the way and pu'led away in the opposite direction from ibe municipal plant vote proposition And the crew and passengers were giving the mavor the meir> ha ha i the roller was working fine Monda> night at the snecial meeting of the council it was one of the warmest sessions held m the coune1! chambe in the last ten }ears The forces opposing the granting of rights to the Sandttskr Electric retired from the field beaten, but still full of tight The gallerv crowd Mondav night was a larse one and twice the -stamping of feet and cheers were heard when Holzaepfel the lone municipal liaht planf adhe-ent in tho jonncil sent home bodj blows in re- pljing to councilmen favoring thn grant The development will be the majors veto of the ordinance and following that will come the at tempt to pass it over his Ptrhaps the dramatiq Inci dent of Mondav nishts session was the wordv tilt between Councilman Ohlemacher and Mavor Lehrer m w'uch the rule prohibiting personal! tie- was stretched nearlv to the breaking point The mavor was back ed up bv Councilman Holzaepfel while 8 TO TAKE FULL IE BEFORE TO toHowins; aip his declara ions of The mayor Ttiesdav ntornlnc Monniv night Mavoi Lvhrer Tueada) proved- the resolution directing tbat indicaied tnat he will veto the elec the director of public service trie franchise ordinance as passed bj and advertise for olds council but he will wait the f teu.ior street lighting. davs a'lowed bv law before mdicat- 1 hope this will be atttidetf, to M ine his disapproval said "so I have ten davs time in which to mav received before tbe t' pass upon the ordmano and then davi are up This mav have the rounc.il must wal ten davs be bt-anng ou the situation" fore it can attempt to pass the mea It was intimated Tuesday tkat sure over the veto said the mavor bid of the It Btaetits I shall take the limit of time and Co of per arc per then veto it The ordinance Is prac- it ut again snliioltted mtrtt Mt am same that which 1 a clear Deld. but tlw'i otfcer cear e. u oter MUM pieviously vetoi d except the term I would submit bid A coaoeUM Mi of jears U shorter j of count, tin   

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