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   The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - May 12, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio                        f wii.wwwjB' Aw- EVERY BOY AND GIRL WANTS AN AMERICAN FLAG AND THE STAR-JOURNAL OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ONE FREE! CALL AT THE OFFICE FOR BLANKS. Ti THE SAN DUSKY STAB-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY MAY 12, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 183 Indications Now Are That Com- mittee Has Case Of "Cold Feet." GRAND JURY REPORT MAY COME OUT SOON Charges of "Whitewash" Pour In From All Parts Of The State COLUMBUS, 0., May The cases of the legislators under bribery indictments were today set for trial next week. Represen- tative Nye will be tried Wednes- day, Senator Andrews and Rod- ney J. Diegle, Thursday, and Sen- ator Huffman, Friday. Diegle will also be tried Friday on an ad- ditional charge to the one he will face Thursday. it is today confidently believed in legislative circles that the senate committee appointed to investigate bocdling has gotten "cold feet." With charges pouring in from all over the state that it is a "whitewash" af- fair, the committee has adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman. It is now believed that the committee will do very little investigating until after the grand jury makes its re- port and to forestall charges of giv- ing immunity baths to anyone who might.. HP The eight serving members of the committee met closed doors. last night 'behind In some quarters a report of the jury is anticipated late "today or tomorrow. Among the witnesses examined "were 0. K. Schimansky, Detective E. H. Rowley, Charles L. Cassingham and J. Martin Thumm, of Cleveland. There is considerable conjecture over what kind of a report the jury will make. Sad while opinion is greatly divided, it is generally ex- pected that more indictments will be returned, but not nearly so many as has been hinted by Secretary Moore, of the Manufacturers' Association Witnesses have been Doming and go- ing into the jury room rather slowly this week, and it looks from the out- side as if the prosecuting attorney and attorney general were groping their way along hoping to run up against some kind of a clew that would develop into a real sensation. The reports from Chicago of the checkered career said to have been led by the Burns detectives, who have been working here, did not cause much surprise. During the re- cent street car strike Columbus pe. pie learned that most detectives have "checkered careers." A pretty question in law is to involved in the question of whether or not a legislator can be granted immunity after being indicted, and for this reason, and to be what is at least considered on the safe side Attorney General Ilogan and Prose- cutor Turner are hurrying up the work of the grand jury so that they can report in full before any im- munity baths are granted to any one It is certain that this point will be carried to the highest courts in the state in case any of the legislators are convicted at their trials. AVIATION INSURANCE PARIS, May With 43 deaths already due to aviation the first insurance office in the world where aviation risks are taken was opened today at Issy. It is next door to the only avia- tion ticket office in the world where for ten dollars a ticket can be secured for an aeroplane riignt around the aerodrome. The insurance company issues death policies up to Il'SNIfET IN CEN. NAVARRO CRUSHED BY MADERO'S FORCES AND COMPELLED TO YIELD JUAREZ-HELD OUT TWO DAYS AGAINST INSURRECTOS Good Order Maintained at Juar ez And New Government Is Organized. MADERO NAMED CABINET Preparations Continue For De- fense Of City While Many Expect Peace Move, BULLETIN EL PASO, Tex., May panic has been created both in this city and Juarez by the breaking out of typhus among the msurrectos. One man has died and five others are already down with the disease. CHICAGO, 111., May Ogden Armour and nine other millionaire packers must stand trial for criminal violation of the Sherman anti-trust EcL Judge Carpenter today over- ruled the demurrer which was their last technical defense. EL PASO, May prepara- tions going ahead for the defense of Juaiez, should the fedeials begin an attack, and for the inarch to "Mexi- co this was a rather quiet day at the insurrecto headquarters Organizing a more complete provis- ional government, President Madero named the following cabinet: Dr. Vasquez Gc-niez, minister of for- eign relations. Gustavo A. Madero, minister of fi- nance. Venustiano Carranza, minister of war. Fredericko Gonzales Garza, .minis- ter of the interior. Pino Suarez, minister of justice. Juan Sanchez Azcona, secretary to the president. Dr Gomez was agent of the revolu- tionary party in Washington up to the time peace terms were being discussed, when he came to El Paso to partici- pate in the conference. Gustavo Ma- dero is a brother of the provisional WOMAN IS AVENGED DOUGLAS, Ariz., May Senora Talamantes, whose hus- band and two sons were summar- ily executed when charged by Col. Chiapas, a federal ofT.cer, with treason, to Diaz, is today avenged.. Following the shoot- ing down of men, Sen- ora Talamantes organized a band of insurrectos with herself and daughters in command. A reward of was then offered her men to capture Col. Chiapas. To- day it became known that he was later captured and tj'iot under Senora Talamantes' orders. THE WEATHER Progressives Have The Best of It On Utilities Measure- Tax Bill Passed. MANY ENDORSE PLAN FOR BETTER SERVICE COLUMBUS, Ohio, May chances are now about even for se- curing a good public utilities bill. Fol- ;owing the action of the house yester- day in refusing to concur to the sen- ate amendments, these conferees were named: For the Stockwell and Bader. For the Kilpatrick end Langdon. This is a fairly progressive commit- :ee. Jt was rumored that the reac- tionaries in the senate planned to lame their own conferees, but they lad no chance as Lieutenant Govern- or Nichols named the three senators just as soon as the message from the house was read. Todd, who had led the fight for the corporation amend- ments, and Dean, who handled tne i man we must pay higher salaries, sub-committee, were furious and took This applies to all departments. That the plan suggested in the Star-Journal to have an exqert and thoroughly competent''water works man put at the head of tfiat department, without regard to politics and, of course, at an increased salary, is decidedly popular is indicated by the com- ments of leading officials and business men of the city. Prac- tically without exception they are endorsing the proposition, so that if public sentiment counts for anytnmg it will be up to the officials to devise a means of putting the plan into effect. The statements of citizens are better than columns of argument Here are some of the comments: Councilman J. F. Donahue- "There ought to be a change. Doubtless the present salary is too sma1' Councilman J. C. Pardons: "To have a qualified man would be the ing done so that if there are an> little iregulanties they may at once be detected and stopped, rather than run on for months." James Flynn- "I don't believe it is possible to avoid politics under our system City Auditor what I have alwajs advocated, its, tae um way." Dr Chailes B. Stroud "There should be some responsible and com- petent head of the department bv all means." Edward city would be money ahead by such a plan R. K. water works ought to be handled by a man ex- perience in or having, knowledge of that kiud of woik, a man who has been trained for it and who is above politics." J. J. Dauch, president of Business Men's is no ques- uu i w u i-iu.tA.mi VJLI mull it u UJU UC Lilt3 i- "U. A il. i best policy for the city. Personally! tti, S Wf ld have a man I think the director of service should! be an expert, able to take charge of the department." Mayor Lehrer: "To get an expert president. The others are well known in the insurrecto movement. Some of the specific duties falling to cabinet officers have'alneady been des- ignated Secretary Carranza will have supervision of the railroads and tele- graph lines. Secretary Garza. as min- ister of the interior, will also be post- master general. Minister Madero will look after the custom house business, which, for a time, will likely be the most important factor m the affairs of the newly or- i ganized government. Nothing definite (Continued On Page 6.) no pains to conceal their chagrin. j There should be increas-es Prompt concurrence Dy the house i than decreases of salaries." rather STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, the progressive senators, led by La Munsey Building, j Follette, repudiated the party caucus WASHINGTON. May wing j action and prevented the election of a the republican party that is differ-! Senator _Gallinger. of New Hampshire, as president pro tern of the upper abated from the remainder of the house There Tvas M party by the prefix "progressive" will, as seve werp taken The present to the next republican nation- tion was a deliberate notice that it is il convention the name of a candidate to be a fight to the finish It was a For the presidential nomination a-; stunning blow to the reactionaries and standpatters. The insurgents named Senatoi Clapp as their candidate. The first ballot gainst William H. Taft. That has been decided at conferences held here this week and it may be accepted as a settled conclusion. Im-j gave Bacon, demociat, 35. or three portant presidential politics has been j less than enough fo Gallinger, In the making here for ten days. IOOK-j 32; Clapp, 4: Bristow, l. and Till- ing to putting the house of th? pro- I man 1 La Follette. Bristow, Granna passives in order for the conflict of next year. Beyond the fact that the progressives will bring out a man a- arid Poindexter foi Clapp. the latter voting for Bristow Baron voted for Tillman but ail the other gainst President Taft. hoping to put! democrats voted for Bacon. Other him across b> the vote of the dele- gates from tbe progressive states, no conclusions were reached. There is no agreement, as yet, as to the individual who will be urged as the candidate of the progressive ele- ment. The three names that, are be- ing used with the greatest freedom in that connection are Theodore Roose- relt, Senator Lafollette and Gifford Pinchot. While it looks as if one of these three may be the ultimate thoice of the progressives it is .quite that conditions may arise thers to the front, j 1 Senators Cummins and Bristow are re- ballots showed no change. Senator Root wanted "pairs" set aside, charg- ing a plot, and thus brought a hot reply from La Follette, who said that if the ruling desired by, Root was ac- ceded to it would return a thousand times to plague thoso invoking; it. La Follette continued with a in the senate amendments to the Smith 1 per cent, tax rate limit Dill sends to Gov. Harmon the measure for which he has been fighting for two years. The governor undoubted- ly will sign it at once. In face of the action in concur- ring in the 1 per cent, bill, whirh includes state levies, the house passed the Hudson bill creating a state highway improvement fund le.vymg a state tax at one-half mill for this purpose. Edwards of Cuya- hoga said the measure ought propenj' to be known as "the swag bill." The bill assesses the same tax against tax duplicates of the counties, then for a distribution of the funds to each of 'che eighty-eight counties, regardless or population. of size, wealth Dr. C. B. Bliss, president of Sun- yendeand club: "The city ought to have man as head of the water works department. There should be no party politics in municipal af- fairs and the head of a department should be chosen for his qualifica- tions alone. The commission plan would settle the whole problem." City Solicitor Steinemann: "It is the thing I have read for a long time If it is possible under our system of government a qualified man should be put m charge of this and other departments, regardless of politics." William E Wehrle, secretary Post Fish Co.- "There should be a fully Qualified man at the head of the de- partment. He should repoit regular-; ly, say once a week, just what is be- at the head who understands thoi- oughly the work. I appreciate, how- ever, that it might be hard to find the right man.1' Judee Malcolm believe in competency and would favor the plan." John Matel vcy LIUM- ness can be run bettei as a private business It should be a matter of business, not politics." E L. is a business proposition and the city should get the best men possible. Water works and a municipal lighting- plant would make mosey if run right" F. P. have frequently expresed tire opinion that in the whole city government, to put in good men and pay them well would be economi- cal. The commission plan would in- sure th's." Geo'-ge A. would he a good thing for the good move." N E. would be inj favor of a plan to eliminate politics and put the institution, as well as tonight and Saturday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 65 degrees. Temperature one year ago, degrees. Sun rises Saturday at a. m., and sets at p. m. (Stand- ard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, 18 miles, southwest at one o'clock Thursday afternoon. Crash At Midnight Off Cape Charles Sent Ship To The Bottom. WIRELESS SIGNALS QUICKLY ANSWERED Meantime, As Was Forecast- ed, Cronenwett Is Restored To His Position. STARBIRD TAKES A HAND Attorney Insists No One But Chief Executive Can Hear The Charges As was indicated In Thursday's Star-Journal, Wpfcr Works Superm- tendent N'at Cronenwett, eariy this week pending was supposed to be an investigation of reports of his alleged irresularties in office, Friday morning resumed his duties. Acting under advice from the Passengers In Night Clothing Transferred to Damaged Stand by NEW YORK, May wire- less dispatCih this morning says the steamer Merida was run down shortly after midnight off Cape Charles by the steamer Admiral Farragut and sunk in 35 fathoms qf water. All of tho Merida's 187 passengers and crew were taken off by the Farragut which is now headed for Norfolk. A later wireless stated that Captain Robertson of the Merida with Ms first officers and four members of the crew remained on board the vessel until it went down. They were later picked up by a launch. As soon as the vessels collided wire- less calls of disti-ess were sent oat and the big United States battleship Iowa Seuice Director Bmg rein-, as wel1 as another steamer, the Ham- stated Cronenwett and put Josepu! ilton- made for the of the disas- Wieber, who had been acting tem-iter- They arrived within a few hours porarily as superintendent, back at his old job in the sewer department. Director Bing certified his action to Auditor Loth. That Solicitor Steinemann would prefer some charges against Cronen- wett with council, was considered likely. Auditor Loth had nothing to say about the matter Friday except that he considered that the mayor had been informed of sufficient spe- cific charges to have proceeded against Cronenwett. Mayor Lehrer insisted for his part, that he had done what he believed was right. "If they have specified charges, let them file said the mayor. "1 am ready to hear such charges any time but it must be publicly, not priv- ately." Referring to the interview printed m a morning paper and credited to Solicitor Steinemann, Attorney W. B Starbird, representing Cronenwett. Fridav declared the position taken by the solicitor as absurd. The so- licitor was quoted as saying that the mayor has certainly "heard of the minors of irregularities and has made no move to investigate which is his duty." The solicitor was also quoted as sajing that he invited the mayor to be present at the secret investi- gation conducted Tuesday night. Said Starbird: "For the mayor to have appeared at that secret investigation would have been like the common pleas court judge going before the grara jury to try a case. The mayor had absolutely no right there and could have enjoined him from ine such a hearins? Cronenwett has absolute right to be present at the hearing of a case as provided by the code and there question and cross- examine witnesses called by the pros- ecuting office. The mayor shall ap- point and remove heads of sub-de- partments and must hear the charges p-hich are brought against these partment heads but until charges have been filed with him, there is nothing for him to do. The mayor has no jurisdiction to proceed on rumor or to hold secret investigations .it which the accused is not present to look after his interests. And who- but in the meantime the transfer the passengers, many at them in their _ night clothing, had been effected. The Farragut itself was badly dam- aged- by the collision and as a conse- quence when the Merida finally sank five hours later the other vessels ac- companied the Farragut on its way to Norfolk to be ready to extend help should the vessel be unable to make port House Adjourns To Tuesday To Prevent Him Bringing Up Pension Bill Monday STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU. Mansey Building. WASHINGTON, D. C., May Representative Anderson, of the Sandusky district, was run over by the house road roller today when the majority adjourned the house until next Tuesday to avoid consideration of his 'bill increasing the pensions of old soldiers. A roll call was forced, and Anderson was the only democrat voting to meet on Monday. The session on Mon- day .which is discharge have enabled Anderson to call up his bill. Anderson is very deter- mined and is making a lot of wor- ry for the leaders who do not want tn pass npnsinn legislation at thia session. To Protect Employes WASHINGTON, May sentative Bathrick, Ohio, today intro- duced a resolution in the house plac- nron ,pe or on secret r to say h that cases these charges must be gernmen omcals n eitfler the S6nate tte igations, is doing when an e lov nnder a j {I for giving information rela- to anv f-re-ularftiM in this Class the mayor and with nobody else investigation. In the suoh em- and the case must be heard by him pioyes have usuallv bera discharged (Continued On Page 6.) TWELVE MILLIONAIRES LEAVE THEIR AFFAIRS TO ACT AS JURY; CO TO COURT-HOUSE IN AUTOS; AGREE IN FORTY-FIVE MINUTES by any man or bodji of men who pre- sumed to dictate policies that were inimical to the public interest or to go behind closed doors and select as leaders on the floor of the senate. Carded as Umber." very promising "reserve The fight started in the open when ical pot has been boiling at a fierce (Continued On Page Ten.) heard the evidence and agreed in for- ty-five minutes. The men in the pic- ture are: Top P. Goodhue, head of Wanamaker. Lower H. Andrews, general Citizens' Saving and Loan company; j Rubber Company; A. G. Saalfield, AKRON, O., May Judge TVanamaker has inaugurated a system of securing quick trials of cases which will prevent clogging of business. He had a case of assault to kill to try, and after looking over tbe list of jurors in his possession, decided to get an- other lot of men. His sheriff was di- and Rubber company; Arthur H.} thirty-third degree Mason and caprtal- rected to summon the wealthiest men j Marks, vice president Diamond Rub-' ist, foreman. by the superior over 'htem and Bath- rick has announced his determination to stoo this. He is to investigate the j post office department. I PLEADS FOR LIVES OF FAMILY Wis., .May In aa NEWARK. May Judge Nicholas i impassioned address John Dietz. de- today sentenced to an indefinite term tellder of Cameron Dam, today mada m the Mansfield reformatorv Vincent plea to the for the Iives 0? Suttley. agr-d 23. who to his wife son and daughter all manslaughter in connection with "the of whonl are with tte murder lynching of Detectho Etherington. Sheriff Harp. Dietz da- Before passing sentence the judge ll 1l1lf to defend hls scored the residents of Newark whom famlljn asamst the lumber trust's em- he declared, weir primarily rosponsi- -llm es and then entered into a bitter ble for the because thev a" made no effort to pievent it The case lumber magnates. soon to the If Superintendent Rohrbacher of, years said one of the members the county, infirmary demands an in- of tnp board. "Conditions are such vestigation of the numerous charges made against him the past week, and at other times, the county board of visitors will be only too glad to ac- commodate him, according to state- that if anything can he done to rem- edy them, the matter should he taken u? at once." Mrs. Fannie Everett, humane offlctr, and a member of the county board of visitors, said Friday mOrnlliw tluu raents made by its members Friday j no complaint as to morning. been refused admittance to tht ta- manager Quaker Oats company; Har-l The head of the county institution j firmary had been made to her vey Firestone, president Firestone j was quoted as savin? that he felt like J. Ben Campbell, general manager of McNeil Boiler company; Will Christy, traction magnate and banker; Frank A. Siberling, president Goodyear Tire Saalfiejd Publishing Company; Jos- eph Yeager, C. M. Teager Dry Goods asking for a thorough investigation of all the accusations filed with Mrs. Fannie Everett, humane officer. How- Mrs. Barbara Miller. Superintend- ent Rohrbacher denies that Mrs. Miller from being at of her husband. ID tutt- Company; C. B. Harper, president of ever, he has not gone so far as to j ment to the Star-Journal. Harper Drug Company; George Billow1 ask the county board of visitors to Mrs. Everett said that a take up the matter. of this character had been to "Stories of improper treatment of her by Mrs, William Smith, and to In town. They rushed from their! her Company; Bertram G. Work, pres-{ The aggregate wealth of the jury inmates of the infirmary have been i this charge Superintendent desks to the courthouse in automobiles ident B. F. Judge; men is estimated at I reported constantly to us for several j bacher, as yet, has mado oo   

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