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   Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio                               EVERY BOY AND QIRL WANTS AN AMERICAN FLAG AND THE STAR-JOURNAL OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ONE FREE! CALl AT THE OFFICE FOR BLANKS. THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOUE FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 177 BOODLE PROBE TO GO DEEPER Two More Senators And Two More Representatives Sure to Be Indicted Monday And Others Will Follow Diegle And Others Arraigned Today And Pleaded Not Guilty- Lobbyists and Perjuro rs May Be Next, Caught COLUMBUS, O., May in line with seven criminals, one chaiged with murder and the otheis accused of petty thefts and burg- lary, five members of the general assembly and one of the asbembli's em- ployees were arraigned m criminal court Friday morning before Judge E. B. KiBkead. The assemblymen are all charged with soliciting bribes and the: senate attache, Rodney J. Diegle, with aiding and abetting them m such action. The number was unlucky thirteen, six connected with legisla- ture and seven others. prisoners being questioned as follows: "You are chaiged with having solicited bribes in violation of the laws of Ohio in indictment. Do you waive the reading of the "I do." "Have you employed "I have "What is your "Not guilty." In the case of the thieves the ques- tioning varied but little Iiom this. Following the pleas of not guilty the by the jury wrork Monday and mid be oveilooked when it resumes that evervone in ami way implicated will he held cum iually responsible It also developed that when the grand jury resumes its probe Mon- daj a new and sensational line of in- dtatments will be gone after. These will be for perjury against witnesses who have already testified in the boodling piobe but whose testi- mony according to evidence now- in the hands of. Piosecutor Tuinei was SCENES IN DANCOR. MAINE. AFTER A FIRE WHICH DESTROYED 392 BUILDINGS AND CAUSED A LOSS OF SIX MILLION DOLLARS buildups, This is the way the business nf Banger, Me, since the conflagration which destroved: I.ng 2S5 residences, 100 business structures and seven chur dies. Three lives vveie lost! out in the oases thus far reported, ev-1 ery one of the three senators and two representatives have their political fu- tures blasted, ana whether or not there is anything furthei than that to follow serins to he a question. The general opinion prevails here that have been "caught with the goods on but further than these two there is a serious question about the result of the indictments Even the two insist tr-py aie innocent The indictments only charge the proBecutoi fixed the time for trial as j not in accordance with the facts week after next. Attorney No matter what the future may bring with the defendants, objected to the..... trial at that time. The court told Mr- B_elcher the assignment was made the prosecuting attorney and he had nothing to do with It, but the as- signments after being made were sub- ject to change, the intimation being that there misht be a delay for a few Representative Nye, of Fife county, days to give the defendants' attornejs and Rodney J Dlegle, sergeant-at- rnore time. arms of the senate, from Erie county, Unusual Interest has been attached to the remark of Piosecuting Attor- ney Turner to the effect that the grand jury has only scratcber the surface and the greatest surprises are yet to come. It is known that two more sen- ators and two more representatives be indicted when the grand jury resumes its sessions Monday. The evidence is all In but because of lack of time the giand Juiy report on these was delayed until Monday. The mem- bers themselves .have been formally notified and have arranged for their bonds. It today developed that for several weeks past there have heen no less than eighteen detectives In Columbus, employed on the bribery probe. They have gathered evidence against not oalyi the legislators but against the lobbyists who offered bribes and a- rainst the corporations themselves which have been putting up the money. As a consequence Prosecutor Turner declared today that no phase THE WEATHER and i de- Americans And Others In Dan- ger In Very Serious. WASHINGTON, D. C, May serious is the Mexican situation todaj that the United States may send war- other members were wrong in so to a" Mexican ports to piotect as they were caught bv the detectives, and an important question of law will be decided when it is ascertained just (Continued on Page Six.) Senate Insists Upon Making Utilities Bill A Reaction- ary Measure. MAY MEAN A CONFERENCE Grand Jury.Returned Secret Indictments After Hearing McManigal's Story. LOS ANGELES, Cat, May teen new indictments have been re- turned against the McNamara broth- ers in connection with the dynamiting of the LO-, Angeles Times building, and two ones against Ortie Me- Manigal m connection with the Llewellyn explosion. The indictments were returned at a secret midnight Americans. Conditions far worse than have previously been reported were today made known to the state department. Official messages state that over a dozen impoitant cities are about to fall into the hands of the revolution- ists. Foreigners are fleeing and an urgent request was made for ample protection for Americans. An earlv invasion of Mexico by the United States was the prediction made in the house today by Repiesentative Pocht, of Connecticut. He declaied an officer had told him the army was going over the border "to stay" Mr. Focht contended the United States wanted the empire, and it was about to follow the lure of gold and the, call of, adventure. Desperate At Capital, MEXICO CITY, May desper- ate has the situation become here that all foreigners today arranged to take up arms to protect life and propel ty The French club, acting for the other foreign colonies, completed a list of Lobbyists In Gallery Had Sten- ographer Taking Notes' Of Proceedings, COLUMBUS, 0 May hav- ing forced through some 650 amend- ments which, it is claimed, corpora- tions desired and which displaced the progressive Langdon amendments to the house measure, the senate. beforo adjourning last night until 5pm. Monday, set the utilities bill for a vote Tuesday at Unless strong- er pressure is used the bill is likelv to go through and a conference be- tween bouse and senate will be neees- The conferees of both houses, it is certain, will be progressives. "A fitting culmination to the developments iu legislative is the characterization made of the attempted railroading of the bill through the senate. Not onlv was one batch of some 600 amendments adopted as a whole and on top of that a second batch of fifty, but the rigor- ous effort continued in a determina- tion to force the measure to a vote. "Most brazen" is the phrase uni- versally employed in describing the tactics of the corporationists who, after emasculating the measure of all Lacgdon amendments, were deter- mined In tjieir efforts to force the Bill through. IB were Stockwell's efforts to get explanations from members of the subcommittees as to the subject mat- ter of their amendments. A few of these tie Cleveland man took up one hy one, showing each time how the Langdon amendment had been cast aside for one urged by corporation lobbyists. After asking in vain for from the comraitteemen who had thus acceded to the demands of the powerful lobby, Stockwpll called upon McGuire, who is supposed to hare the bill IK charge, for an explanation of why certain things had Wen to "Don't you asked Me- Ouire. "No. but why were Jhey put in. and dictment was returned against the MiiNamaras for each of the 19 peopli killed in the explosion McManigal was the principal wit- ness heard by the grand jurors. When the jurymen assembled, they were told to go quietly one by one of Judge Willis' ie county jail In the regular juryroom dummy jury- men were quartered while bailiffs mounted guard at to make it appear that the .Jury was still in session theie. Then witnesses were directed to to the jury room court, next to th Judge court room. When McMamsal was summoned he tonight Saturday, frost tonight. Temperature at T a. m. grees. Temperature one year ago 45 degrees. Sun rises Saturday at a. m and sets at 6.32 p. m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today 9 miles east at Thursday even- ing. Gen. Miles, Admiral Clark And Gen. Keifer Commissioners Picked By Taft. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsty Building. WASHINGTON, May dent Taft today appointed Admir- al Charles E. Clark, General Nel- son A. Miles and General J. War- ren Keifer, former congressman from the seventh Ohio district, commissioners to represent the government at the Perry Centen- nial Exposition at Put-in Bay In will co-operate wiVi the commissioners of the various states participating. tack either from without or within, 01 both, which now seems inevitable, oc- curs. Because of the anti-American senti- ment which is .becoming strongei ev- ery day ihe greatest alarm is felt to- day for both American life and piop- erty and Ambassador Wilson and oth- er officials are themselves, to the utmost to afford protection. Wsnts Diaz To Resign. BL PASO, Texas, Ma; 5 peace commissioners of the Mexican revolu- tionists formally presented to Judge Carbajal, the federal envoy, a Est STATE BOARD ALLOWS CUTS City Tax Value Reduced Ten Per Cent As Recommended And Most Township Revisions Approved. Huron Village And Township And Perkins Township Increas- ed, While Kelleys Island Is Final Figures Special to The Star-Journal. COLU.MIil'S. O, Mav 5 Annoumen'ent of official figures for Erift couniy and Sasidusky made hy the s'ate tax shows that the ten per cent horizontal reduttion of values in Sandusky, recently made by the city boaid, ii allowed is a big reduction in township values, the ijna! total is highei than that bv the county board and submitted b) Auditoi Du-t Wednesday. The total valuation t0.- the countv 15 fixed at While one or two cities or Milages in other counties 1-ave been rtduced by the tai com- uii--sion, notably Oak Haibor. E, ie count} leads all in reductions from the This bhotts that the city and county boards to the extreme 111 the c'Toit to establish actual values Foi "th-- New Measure Offered At Co- lumbus Is Of Special In- terest Here. A bill introduced in the riouse at Columbus, Thursday, by Rep- resentative Jones, of Franklm. gives the right to city councils to Inspect the books of gas com- panies and other corporations seeking franchises In order to de- termine what would be a fair rate. The bill is of peculiar in- terest here as Vjt would have per- mitted an investigation sucfi as was demanded by Mayor Lehrer when the lighting franchise was pending in the council. The bill is planned by Mayor Mar- shall, v iji pait, the tentative I tenth announce! are ap- pioved In the tax commission. In fact, all the icvibed were authorized except the following Huron township, raised 33 1-3 per cent, Perkins township, raised ten pe" cent: Huron village, laised 2o per cent; Kellevs Ibland, reduced from to or twenty per cent. The Increases and reductions add a net total of to the revised figures submitted by the city and county boards. The tine values now fixed as official for the county are as follows1 Townships: Berlin, Flor- ence, Groton, Huron Margaretta 868; Milan, Oxford 670; Perkins Vermilion, Cities and Berlin Heights, Huron, Milan, Vermilion, Kel- leys Island, Sandusky, Total official valuation of county, Officials Pleased. While action by the state board Fri- day was a surprise, it was pleasing to local officials. Auditor Deist work- ed until nearly 9 o'clock Thursday night to complete the abstiact re- quired by the board and he did not anticipate action befoie Saturday. The shall, of Columbus, where a gas evidently proved ".'Wl188..10 as soon as it was received electric light, gas and water com- panies. The bill provides that any time v. ithm a year of the expiration of a franchise the counul may have the right to examine the books. It can compel the production of hooks and papers before committees. Friday morning received The auditor expects to Deceive official notice of the board's action Saturday. The reduction of ten per cent on city values had been anticipated. The fast fixed! by the quadrennial appraiseis totaled but aft- pp. it> btri.uic.u   were successful, among dining the last three months of whom was Mailin Jjiither Oerhardt, doe" v. erp u for human food in T.eipbic, Dresden and three pmallci German cities ight and shoveled three hundred tons of Biitish Columbia coal into the bay who the township grades The coing. "We want Alaska coal" action was, 3 piotest against the fail- in five years and the examin- ation at 11 years of age. i ,It was not until Thomas M. interpreter, saw Surrusca in jail Prl- dai moiling that the taVen off his shoulders. The incidental to the trial, and hla failure to get his freedom, as he ex- pected, were too much for the de- fepdant Attorney Guerin learned Friday rooming that his client had been ar- rested on another charge. His friends frorn 11 a ment bj J- Madero, urc of President Taft to do anything taken from his eel and thence es- jr., appealing to President Diaz to to nuike possible the development of corted over the budge from the jail, make public the assuiances given pn-1 the coal fields, forcing even to the hall of and the that he intended to resicn one here to use British Columbia coal than He two was examined for morejMadero resigned as punision.il pies hours Immediately aft- terward, the grand jury adjourned. PINKERTON MAN HAS FLYNN'S OLD PLACl George S. Dougherty, former Pink- ident and suggested Senor De La Bar- ra as the new president V lepoit from Katalla today declared that a mob has, burned Oifford Pinchot in effigy. JESSE POMEROY. SOLITARY PRISONER. IS ALLOWED FIRST yiSITORS IN 35 YEARS ANDERSON'S BILL FOR PENSIONS WORRIES 'EM STAR-JOURNAL BURE Munsey Building. 'handing out "bunk" to the old soldier; to ihcir votes0 i ftlth democrats in contiol of an nm of a grateful government to sustain I viewine thei? calm nKc rt them, and 5et decidedl, amusing fiorn the standpoint of the has arisen in the house, which the followmg'pertment inter- rogatories nt can almost hear them thinking as follows- "Who said doilar-a-day wore the blue hu' not a wheel Is be- to put a dollar-a-daj pension law on the statute books had then fingers eiossed and didn't mean it, at 11? it possible that when thev so erton supeiintendent, has been ap-jfreely and often enpiessed their'im- turned Nofcoily in the house appears to be BOSTON. May who has oren in t in ChaileDtown pn-'ii foi has been to -ee visit-j fiom the outtitje woild fcr the 'inie since his ri'pii--innierit, month A legUlauve couiiiiit'ee vis- ited his cell a or two ago and conversed with the one-time "boy fiend" for soTie time. Pomeroy as a boy in the early sev- pointed deputy, police- commissioner of concerned over the old soldier enties killed buds, and animals for nobody but Representative Carl Carey lnp love He murdered a sky. 0 district Ilittlf sirl and ''lined her hod? in her of tie woat do you insisted Stock- York to Wilrlsm j. (Coatilued Oa Page Two.) who now has chtiie of the I detective department. 'imrersuii UL me u district f "f .n ti> i faltering unwavering undying alteg-kMr. Anderson has almost worn He plavfd with small ance to the men ho saved wec tion and indicated that nothing was. __ welcome by sounding a discord- 'er too good for them, they simply (Continued on cage S.) I But he was found out at I 1 All efforts to secure a repneve have Collision In Detroit River At Midnight Sent One Vessel To The Bottom. DBTROi 1'. Mich May 5 a i at niidmglit last night, betweea tcarnei Stephen Clement and tae ier Kishcr. freighters, three HIS were u Fisher he r Mrs l.oais Suaden, diowned. The dead: Lakewood, 0., engineer n, of Buffalo, stovard Of wife ot failed. He hu educaled himself in and horribly mutilated them, prison, having read the S.OOO books in the library, aud has learned, to speak .1.1 languages. 111' collision off dotte n- ir Detroit Tho Fisher flUei r.apicih ai j sank, the crew hating Ht t'o cliin'O to escape in the dartneM j an! confusion The Fisher is j 1'ottom of the channel In mUhrtnMhi Clivmnr anchored off street with a big hole stow in ktr. The Erwin I.. Fisher WM w ith steel from LnralB Cie'iient had ore for Eiaht of the Fisher's thenncltes bv leapiuK to tte Oi Three otheri hurled Mf water but picked bf Auhl wan seen to stagftr tit, of the Flsben erideatlf MMtr later toppling over Into fur the not yet been Bxed. lEWSPAPERr SPAPERf   

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