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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - June 15, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio THE HOME PAPER. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 212 Standard's Head Ruined More Careers Than Any Man In Country. SUGAR TRUST PROBE PROGRESSES SLOWLY Head Of Mormon Church Call- ed as Witness Despite Senator's Protests, OPPOSED 'PHONE MERGER One Appropriation Bill Signed, Another Becomes Effective By Default COLUMBUS, June first test of the public utilities bill which became a law at midnight last night WASHINGTON, D. C., June Senator Pomerene this afternoon deHvered his speech in the sen- ate demanding the criminal prose- cution of the officials of the Stand- ard Oil and American Tobacco companies. He was especially bit- ter In .his demand tbaf John D. Rockefeller be prosecuted, declar- ing: "His pathway is marked by a greater number of victims whose business careers he has ruined by his unlawful methods than that of any other man In Ijhe indus- trial history of this country and ------yet he has gone unwhipped of justice." "Speaking for I think it is high time that the American people -should understand whether the Stars and-Stripes-ate to-be-emblems of their grower and authority or the emblems of the oil barrel and the tobacco he concluded. Despite earnest protests from Sen- ator Reed Smoot, the congressional Bugar trust investigating committee today summoned Joseph F. Smith, head of the Mormon church, to testify before the committee. Smith was a big factor m the organization of the Utah- Idaho Sugar Co. An attempt to discover the secret of the power of the late Henry 0. Have- rrsyer, who for years was the controll- ing genius of the American Sugar Re- fining Co, failed again when the com- mittee cross-examined Charles R. Halke, supposed confidante of the "king" and secretary of the company until his indictment in con- nection with the recent sugar customs frauds Edwin F Atkins, acting head of'the corporation, had testified that Mr. Havemeyer had ruled the con- cern with holdings of of a total of Mr. Heike pro- tested that he knew nothing of the operations of Mr. Havemeyer. Five hours was spent by Heike in telling the committee that he knew about the policies or inner history of the company, particularly In the years when H. O. Havemeyer was its president. The witness described his position with the company as that of "stock transfer man, bookkeeper and letter writer." He ridiculed the idea that he was the confidential agent for; the governor took no action It pro GOT MONEY? LOOK OUT. NEW YORK, June "It looks as though the government was determined to prosacute ev- ery man lucky enough to have fif- teen or twenty cents in his pock- said James A. Patten, specu- lator and crop manipulator, sail- ing on the Mauietania. "It would seem that the only man who is safe is the one who" is working for two dollars a day or less The spirit of prosecution is in the air and the Tesultant uncertainty is disrupting business conditions." Patten said the crop outlook everywhere is fair. Measure Became a Law At Midnight Without Signature Of The Governor. will probably be hadi in this city with- in a month. The city council is at pres- ent divided over a question of fixing1 the natural gas rates at 26 or 30 cents. It is expected the matter will now be "settled by an appeal to the commis- sion created by the .public utilities bill. Because he objected to the grant of authority for telephone companies to merge, Gov. Harmon refused to sign the bill. He allowed it to become a law by lapse of time. The bill be- comes effective just as drafted by the legislative confeience committee. The new law becomes operative July 1, when the name of the present railroad commission is changed and its pow- ers enlarged to cover control of util- ities. Gov. Harmon has refused to make any statement, but telephone mergers known. It was no secret among the powerful telephone lobby that close friends of the governor were confi- dent any separate telephone merger bill would be vetoed The telephone merger sections were written by Langdon and Stockwell to provide every possible safeguard, and are said to be more air-tight in this re- gard than similar sections of the utilities law of anj other state. With the utilities bill sixteen oth- er house bills became law at midnight without executive approval All or- iginated in the house. Today is the last day on senate bills and another batch probably will be filed without signature. The bill by Representative Robert Grosser of Cuyahoga inaugur- ating the municipal initiative and re- ferendum was among those on which 'TWAS EVER THIS WAY. SIR, i vwisK TO AWt FOR P03ITIOM BUT VfE -HAVE- DESIRE A P05ITIOH R Aii. ROAD i flRH A AK ACCOOHTANT? Ms iposition on has been well President Havemeyer, saying he not a big enough man for that. IB vides for submission to referendum The steel trust probers, meantime, of any ordinance when petitioned for by 15 per -cent of the electors end will summon President James A. Farrell. to Suggest to the investigating commit- tee the calling of witnesses whom the committee may overlook and who inay throw light upon matters in question in the inquiry, and also to suggest that questions be asked of ce-rtaJin witnesses if the committee fails to bring out facts possessed by such witnesses. are seeking to discover why the United Nine bills were signed, including States Steel corporation can sell steel the DiS state building code, mtro- rails abroad cheaper than at home duced by Representative William _ Donson of Montgomery. Municipal authorities have objected to some features, claiming local building codes would be nullified. No sections were vetoed by Gov Harmon. The gov- ernor also signed the bill by Repre- sentative- Brennen of Cuyahoga to keep voting places open half an hour later and the bill by Senator Krause of Cuyahoga, requiring referendum before repairs or alterations costing over can be made on a county building The 1911 and 1912 general appropriation bills were approved in toto. The sundry appropriation bill will became law without signature It is the last of the big money bills and cairies the disputed 1912 legislative salaries. The governor also signed the bill bj Representative Evans of Stark county, .confessed briber, cre- ating a new state department of boil- er inspection. Among other bills which became law without signatures were: Bj Day of majors and police chiefs same fees as sher- iffs and justices in cases not charging Congressmen Think Sherman Law Likely To Apply To Big Concern WASHINGTON, C., June The new bread trust launched jesterday and which In- cludes several Cleveland, Toledo antf Canton bakeries, is in a fair way to run afoul of the Snerman anti-trust law, according to congressmen here. It is possible, however, that the new trust will save itself by keeping its bread from moving in interstate com- merce. This can be done by having the bread of each plant sold only in the state in which it is manufactured The company's stock is said to be half common and half pre- ferred. of which will be immediately outstanding. Enters Missouri. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 15 The General Baking Co., the new bread trust that was organized yes- terday at New York, today filed ar- ticles of incorporation to do business in this state. The papers say the con- cern has a capital but has no money invested in Missouri. Bailey Would Tack On Free List Bill As Others Oppose This. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, D. C., June The Bailey wing of the democratic party in the senate is planning a coup to kill the reciprocity treaty un- der the guise of amending it for the benefit of the farmers and an early Clash is predicted between the Bailey- ities and the Stone-Kern-Williams ele- taent, which stands for the enactment of the reciprocity bill without amend- ment. The Bailey senators have started out to work up a combination between democratic and insurgent republican senators with a view to rounding up Votes enough to put the farmers' free list bill on ttte reciprocity treaty bill as an amendment. Senator Simmons of North Carolina, one of Bailey's staunch henchmen, let the cat out of the bag. "Several seniors are actively at trying to reach an agreement the insurgent republicans where- 07 enough votes may be secured to a- dopt a farmers' free list as part of the reciprocity treaty admitted Senator Simmons. "The negotiations are In the preliminary stages as yet and no one can tel! what will come of it, but I may say without-violating any confidence that several insurg- ent senators who nave oeen seen are not disposed to resent the suggestion that it might be a good idea to get together along this line. The debate on toe reciprocity bill will run along about six weeks, from indications, and that will furnish plenty of time to de- velop the possibilities of such a move- ment. It is twt considered necessary (Continued oa Pago Seven.) ..__ violation of city ordinances. By Edwards of Cuyahoga (Continued on Page 6) Requir- Special to the Star-Joumal WASHINGTON, June democratic house side stepped Carl Anderson's pension and decided not to consider any t. fr i t. t t t t SCARED TO DEATH BY OWL. NEW YORK, June the result of -a superstitious frenzy icaused by a screech owl that fol- lowed her for seveial dajs Mrs Josetta O'Neil, a bride of a few months, is dead, today at her home in Babylon, Long Island Last night the owl hurled itself screeching against her window and the woman died of apoplexy induced, the physicians state, by extreme fear THE WEATHER Forecast: Unsettled tonight and Friday, slightly warmer Tempeiature at 7 a m 64 de- grees. Temperature one >ear ago, ti5 degrees. Sun rises Friday at a. m. and sets at 7 05 p. m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 2-1 hours ending at noon todaj, el- even miles northwest at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon Farmers Also Distanced In Six Mile Chase Across The Country FINALLY STOPPED TO LEARN WHAT WAS UP B. 0. Official Will Be Here Friday Morning For Conference STOVE CO. AGAIN ACTIVE Concern Which Once Con- tracted To Erect Plant Here Reopens Negotiations State Printer Crawford Dis- charges Clerk Who De- nied His Testimony WASHINGTON, D. C, June 15 Senator Burton has won his fight for the continued protection of Niagara Falls against the abuses of private electric power companies. The sub- committee of the senate foreign rela- tions committee unanimously indorsed the Burton bill which prohibits the er purposes for two jears from June 29. The present arrangement regu- lating the use of the water on both the American and Canadian sides ex- pires this month. The bill was agreed to after a vig- orous protest by Senator Root of New York. He wanted to give th" great power companies all the watei rights they desired. The bill will be en- dorsed by the whole committee and STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Dispatch Building. COLUMBUS, June 15 Dean, when arraigned before Judge Kinkead this morning entered a plea of not guilty and was held un- der bond to appeal later. He was represented by Senator Todd, chairman of the senate probe commit- tee and former Prosecuting Attorney Cyrus Huling, of Columbus E. S. Nichols, chief clerk in the department of State Printer E A. Crawford, and who was an important witness m the case against Dr. was discharged by Crawford this morning. He comes fiom Wapakon- eta. Nichols' testimony was "directly at variance with that of who made charges against Nye of bribe solicitation. WASHINGTON, D. C., June mong the gifts to President and Mrs. Taft on the celebration next Monday of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding will be a magnificent silver service from the members of the senate. All of the senators plac- Senator Burton exnects favorable ac-jed their names in the contributing tion by the senate within a week. list Officers and nc nbers of the Busi- ness Men'r association, together with shippers of the city, will con- fer with Western Traffic Man- ager Constans, of the B. O Friday morning in a final effort to retain the B. 0. division freght of- fice. Mr. Constans, it is believed, will decide the matter soon after hearing the arguments of the local men. This matter is one of several of im- portance in which the Business Men's association is interested. Negotia- tions are still pending with several concerns which seek to locate fac- tories hefe. One of these is the Economy Stove Co. of Cleveland, which, months, ago, signed a contract to build a big plant here, a contract which has not >et been carried out. The company now wjshes to reopen the matter and representatives will come here in a few days to meet of- ficials of the Business Men's associa- tion. The company w ould employ sev- eral hundred men in a plant here if it concludes the deal. Arrangements for the meeting with Traffic Manager Constans, of the B. 0., were made Thursday following Locked In Barn, He Later Rode To City On Handles Of Motor Cycle, Alf Sehrubb, Dorando and Long- boat will have to look to their laurels if K. H. Nester, aged 20, Hillsborough. O., ever gets Into the Marathon game. Nester, of sunny disposition, red-haired and a back-on-the-farm dialect that would go good in vaudeville, was taken into custody by the police about noon Thursday but so far as can be learned, about the most serious charge that can be pre- ferred against .him is that of beat- ing three of Sandusky's finest cop- pers, not to mention haif a dozen farmers, in a running race. And it was some race, too. On_____ country roads, across fields and over fences for six miles or more the mer- ry chase after Nester continued, po- licemen and farmers falling by the wayside, despite fresh Xester ran along like a deer. Lien- tenant Bickley and Officers Herb and Loveland were the coppers who were "bushed." Nester finally tired of beating fresh rivals for running honors from tha country and decided would stoB and be captured and find out what It was all about. He decided upon this course at the Cable farm on Hayea avenue, four miles out from the city limits after he had traveled a cir- cuitous course good for more than six miles. A farmer there who Ttocte'l Nester in the barn knew only that the police were after the runner. The police were telephoned and OfHcer Scheifley was pent out OB the motor cycle. It was a problem how to a prisoner in on the cycle, but er was tickled to death at the chance to ride on the 'gol derned and. the receipt of word from Traffic ne a seat on the handle bars ager Wight, of Baltimore, that Wlth a11 the complacence of the pas- senger in the comfy rear seat of a official would come jiere and that, meantime, the for tbe transfer had not been changed. As soon as the time was set for Mr. Con- stans' coming, Secretary Hauser be- gan hustling to notify officers and members of the association and ship- pers. It is expected that a big delegation will be on hand for the conference Friday morning and that facts and fig- ures will be submitted to Mr. Con- stans to convince him that it will be a "losing game" for the B. 0. to remove its division freight office from Sandusky, where it has been estab- lished for more than fifteen years. EXPRESS MONOPOLY OF PARCELS POST TRADE WASHINGTON, June ent charges that the express compan- ies have monopolized the parcels post trade of the countrj to the extent of over annual prrjftt, was the special featuie developed befoie the house committee on postoffics and post roads during the first hearing touring car. And all the way down Nester insisted on entertaining Scheifjey with very, very funny stor- ies, told in Nester's own original style. At the station house, Nester declared his four mile ride on the handle bars to have been a most en- joyable trip. The chase resulted from received by the police about 9 o'clock. Thursday morning. Lake Shore em- ployes reported that two men who carried big guns in their pockets had been seen in the yards. Lieut BieMejr and Patrolmen Herb and Loveland were sent out without the patrol wa- gon. At the depot the officers ac- costed several men and searched them .lnvt-eould find no Finally fivs- men were seen in the yards and'when. the officers started for them, the men ian west toward Camp street and then went out toward the fair grounds. At commands from the po- lieemea to stop, the men halted. How- ever, as the officers approached, one of the fellows bioke away. "I am going to run aiound that ring over he said to the other four as he pointed to the race track of tha fair grounds just across tire sheet. SON OF JOHN BROWN SEES CURTISS FLY; "NOW I'M READY TO SAYS AGED MAN i tw. t Liic out ctl ever given the advocates of a genera. !When the police came up thev th'S the- four remaining men, That the farmers of the country, as co weaponF on them and, gat- a whole, are m of the parcels jtjns- saiisfactor explanations from all took after the fifth principal argument against the estab- lishment of such a sjstem has been the contention from opponents of the man. was uone other than sprint- jer Nester Nester i cntinaed west, taking fences like a track-team ath- lete and started south law. the enactment last night general pension session. legislation at this AKRON MAN BACKS VANIMAN, WELLMAN AIDE, FOR BALLOON TRIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC Melville Vaniman, who was with Waller WeHman he tried to cross the Atlantic ocean in a dirigi- last year, will try again. He backed by Frank A. Seiber- liug, millionaire ot Akron, 0.------- AKRON, June thou- sand spectatois. including Jason Brown, onlv surviving son of John Brown, of Harpers' Ferry fame, form- erl> a resident of Put-in an hour and his altitude at 500 feet. 7, STINGS OTIS IN DEFENDING GOMPERS NEW YORK, June of the capitalist newspapers of the stamp of that owned General Otis have been responsible foi far more biutai utterances tiiap can be attiibu- ted to lerognized labor leadei." sajs Theodore Roosevelt in a leadin? editorial in the current Outlook, head ed "Mr. Gompers, General Otis and the Dynamite Charges." The is Colonel Roosevelt's direct answei to editorials of General Otis in the Lo? Angeles Times and President Gompers in the American Pederationist. Roosevelt refers to his original editorial oa "the McNamara arrests in the Outlook which, he was only a personal pica for a f; ir and impartial trill of the accused men. He then quotes the following as Gen- eral Otis' reply to him- "If the -Times building was dyna- mitad, says air. Facing Both Ways, then those who did the work should be punished The Times feels that the 'if is an upholding of the icause of disorder and a distinct aid to the who invited anc procured the murder of twenty innocent men and the destruction of worth of property." "General Otis in this article has tak- en the very position against which all good citizens should protest when taken by the labor continues Roosevelt. "That is, the purpose of my article was to protest against the assuming before the trial what it was hoped to prove or disprove at the trial- and in this way Geneial Otis is guilty of conduct which could not be too severly denounced if the of- fender were a labor leader, and which, therefore, cannot be too se- (Continucd oa page 3 GOV. COLQUITT HAS measuie that the stoiekeepeis, onl 5? out ot busi'I officer lost his wind and then another of biicb. then it was a race with Nesier 'setting fhe pace and Officer Dan Loveland in second placp Even Loie- land. one of the speeoipst men oa ther force, was finallv compelled to up TROUBLE WITH DRYS the chase The police however, noti- fied farmers along the road and thess took after Nester. The latter would1 pul! take a seat on a fence rail and then when the on place would leain Nester was want- (Continued on Page 6) Governor Colquitt, "of Texas, is having trouUel the prohibition element in his because he at- tended an anti-dry' rally. He has been threatened with being expelled from his church, and with death. Sandusky County Grand Jury Holds Lindsey Officials Who Allege Spite Work. FREMONT, O- June San- dusky county grand jury three indictments against Mayor Fred of Lindsey and one Councilman Amos Xotestine on the charge of being interested in the pur- chase of property in the municipality while officials thereof. The mayor so is indicted for presenting 'or rnent an alleged false claim. Both say the indictments work, because tney nave active in prosecuting liquor violators in mont and elsewhere In the indictments Magnig charged with furnishin, the tight fu- tures for the town hall and a ized roof, while tt fa saM, supplied a concrete sidewalk. PhUtp Overmyer. prominent In cause. was be to employ a ItueBMd l tilt factory. SPAPFRf fSPAPERI