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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 9, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio Uiiitl i, S J iUi''jV' TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE HOME PAPER THE S ANDU S KY STAR -JOURNAL. PORTY-FOURTh YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 259, IN PRISON'S SHADOW Stanley, Lacking United Support, Won't Insist Upon Answers. CONTRIBUTIONS WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC Former Right-Hand Man of Morgan Grilled By Steel Trust Probers, WASHINGTON, Aug. shadow of a jail sentence was lifted from George W. Perkins this afternoon when Chairman Stanley, of the steel trust investi- gating committee, reversed his ruling of late yesterday and de- cided he would not attempt to force Perkins to answer ques- tions regarding personal contribu- tions to political campaign funds. Heated arguments on the decision took place between Chairman Stanley, the democratic committee-man who in- sisted; that Perkins answer questions campaign contributions, and Attorney Lindabury and republi- can committeemen who opposed forc- ing him to reply. Stanley withdrew this ruling' because it became apparent that he would be unable, to secure the support of the full democratic side of the com- --mittee. Representative Littleton ar- gued that the resolution under which the committee operates did not give it the power to demand such personal information.' For a time it looked very "much as if Perkins would face jail imprison- ment as a result of his refusal, on ad- vice of counsel, to answer the ques- tions. If he should be taken before the bar of the house it was the gen- oral belief the chairman would be sus- tained. Perkin's manner had been debonair, easy, even defiant through the hearing until late yesterday afternoon, when with a snap of his jaw, Chairman Stanley, bluntly put to him the alter- or-going to jail. Then Perkins' face-paled and his man- ner became most apprehensive. He passsd from a menacing.to a melting mood, and where "before he had de- clined to answer on his own initative, he now made it clear that he was per- fectly willing to answer, except that liis counsel advised against it. This sensational development dwarfed everything else at the hearing, which marked the first ap- pearance of Mr Perkins as a witness liefore the committee. The matter of campaign contributions ran all through the clay's proceedings, how- ever, and it. is evident that the com- mittee expects to open an important line through Mr. Perkins. So im- portant doss Chairman Stanley re- gard it that he was inclined to favor immediate contempt proceedings against the witness. "It he cried dramatically, after Mr. Perkins for the last time had: declined to answer on advice of P.icharcl Lindabury, counsel for the trust in this investigation, "it come now to a question whether this committee is to be sustained by the house. This seems conduct contu- macious, defiant and in contempt of_ tr.e committee. Mr. Perkins will be summoned before the bar of th.e house." Mr. Perkins trembled. The per- spiration broke from his forehead and streamed down his face. "With shak- ing hand he mopped his brow and THE WEATHER Forecast: Fair tonight and Thursday, not much change in temperature Temperature at 7 a. m., 73 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, 69 degrees. Sun rises Thursday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (stand- ard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours, ending at noon today, 20 miles west at Tuesday af- ternoon. HFItLVEJO French Ship Sinks in Five Min- utes Off Gibraltar and 93 Perish. President, Tis Said, Will Not Sign Arizona-New Mexi- co OBJECTS TO THE RECALL Senate Passed Measure After Defeating Important Amend- ment By Big Vote, WASHINGTON, August was learned today that President Taft will veto the bill passed by the senate yes- terday admitting Arizona and New- Mexico to statehood. In sending his veto the president 'will write a state- ment declaring his opposition to the recall of the judiciary which was re- tained in the Arizona constitution. Indications are today that the house will agree to the minor changes by the senate and put the ;hill up to the president soon. There are signs of an early con- ference agreement on the wool bill which will fix the'duty on raw wool at 28 per cent and grade the other duties of the schedule in proportion. This may mean adjournment of con- gress inside of a week. The statehood, bill, a dream of years, was passed by a vote of 53 to 18, after the Nelson amendment to ADVERSE REPORT. WASHINGTON, Aug. senate finance committee today de- cided on an adverse report of the house democratic cotton tariff revision bill and the measure will he formally submitted to the sen- ate tomorrow. A (Continued On Page 6.) Mikado Ignores Taft's Invita- tion and Simply Expresses His Thanks. "WASHINGTON, Aug. at the White House today expressed keen disappointment when the reply to Taft's address to Admiral Togo was received from the mikado because it made no reference to the president's Invitation; to Japan to discuss an arbi- tration treaty. The mikado only thanked the president Kindly for the accorded the admiral. A large crowd in which were in- cluded many representatives of 'the .government, the navy and the foreign Miplomatie corps assembled at the Un- ion station this afternoon to hid farewell to Admiral Togo upon his departure from the capital. The dis- tinguished Japanese naval hero ex- prefeed his warm appreciation of "the cordial welcome and the many feat- ures of entertainment that had marked his visit to Washington. Admiral Togo and his party will spend tomor- row in Philadelphia and then proceed to New York. Late yesterday the admiral paid a formal visit to both houses of con- gress and thanked the members for his cordial reception in this country. In the senate the admiral sat for a few minutes beside Vue President Sher- man. Admiral Togo, before visiting the capitol, stood at the muzzle of a new 14-inch gun the Washington navy yard, the first to be completed of the twenty-four most powerful rifles in the world. The Japanese admiral put his head into the breach of the gun snd looked through a glistening bar- rel of fifty-two and one-half feet. The admiral's ordinarily expression- less face relaxed and he looked enthu- siastically at the latest product of crdnaacse genius. iNEWSPAPERl ;he judiciary recall provision, had oeen defeated. It was this amend- ment, defeated by a vote of 43 to 26, which the president especially desired. The senate amended the house bill with two minor changes regarding the manner of voting in New Mexico on proposed amendments to its con- stitution. These undoubtedly will be agreed to by the bouse and the bill expedited to the White House. These amendments were reported by the senate committee on territories and agreed to without debate. Practically all the debate on the bill centered around the Nelson amendment. Even some senators who declared their opposition to the re- call of judges voted against the amendment on the ground that if the people of Arizonia desire recall as part of their system of government it is for them and not for congress to ('Continued on Page GIBRALTAR. Aug. three passengers and meaibers of the crew of the French mail steamer Emir, perished today when the vessel was rammed and sunk by the British steamer Sil- verton in a dense fog in the straights of Gibraltar. The Emir sank within min- utes and the crew of the Silver- ton was only able to rescue 23 pas- sengers of the Emir. The Silver- ton was badly damaged. Explosion Rends Syiip, ROTTERDAM, Aug. persons are reported to'have lost their lives and ten others were injured today when the boilers of the steamship Gutenburg exploded. The vessel broke iu two and TWO OF COUNTRY'S NOTABLES CLAIMED BY DEATH Noted American Financier and Plunger Died in Paris This Morning. HIS GAME FIGHT FOR LIFE Was a Power in Wall Street and Noted for Heavy Bet- ins on Horses, AIK. I. ffl. PUN! 0 TOLEDO, Aug. dead, seven injured, three perhaps tally, is the result of an explosion of dynamite in the quarry of the White Rock plant of the Kelley Island Lime Transport Co., near Clay Center today. John Teli is dead, T. T. Ward, Grover Tank and Tom Karratt fatally injured, and four foreign- ers were also injured. John Gates, famous the world over as "Bet-You-a-Million" Gates, the best-advertised "gamb- lin' man" in America, on Decem- ber 15, 1909, astounded seventh annual conference of the gulf division of Methodist church, at Port Arthur-, Tex., v.'ith the following Don't gamble. Don't play cards. Don't bet on horses. Don't speculate on wheat. Don't speculate on the stock ex- charge. Don't throw dice. Don't shirk honest labor. Don't be a gambler; once a gambler, always one. The ministers agreed these dont's were all rigs'it. coming as they did from a man whose heavy betting on horse races aroused the Jockey Club of New York to warn him to modify his wagers; whose spectacular gambling at "draw poker" and bridge are famed in song and poetry; who matched pennies for a Virow, who cornered corn and bucked Standard Oil and United States Steel "off the boards in the stock exchange, PARIS Aug alive for weeks by his ardent wish to see America once more, John W. Gates, American financier, died early today in the arms of his wife and son after one of the gamest fights against death ever known, a fight that excit- ed the admiration of his physicians. Both Gates aid the son, were in a" state of complete col- lapse from grief today, and arrange- ments for the disposition or the -body- were made by Harry S. Black, of New York, one of the millionaire's closest friends. It is said Gates left a fortune amounting to the bulk of which will go to the son. Gates, "the forgetful man" who stood'not in awe of Morgan or Rocke- feller or, in fact, the whole com- bined wanted the world to know he had money. He wasn't ashamed of it. Once he had his pri- vate secretary write to the New York Herald: 'Let it appear in your (Continued on Page Eight.) WM. P. FRYE. Secretary Huntington Knocks Out Story of Possible Change of Plans. APPROPRIATION LAWS HAVE BINDING CLAUSE Inter-State Commission Will Meet at Island Sept, 8 to Consider Case, Was Oldest Member of Senate in Point of Service, and of Nothbie Group. LEWISTON, Me., Aug. death of Senalui' Wiiliam rierce-'Fryc at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen White, came as a great shock, beiny sudden and unexpected.- He was the oldest member of the senate in point of service. Senator Ciillom being sec- ond. He had been obliged to resign as president pro tern of the senate at the beginning of the special session, owing to his health. A general breakdown due to age and his extremely arduous career, is ascribed by Senator Frye's physicians as the cause of death. President Taft and Gov. Plaisted were notified of his death. Senator Frye was one of the last two of that remarkable coterie of Maine statesmen which began with Hannibal Hamlin, ended with himself and Senator Hale, who retired at the sion of congress, gerrymander proposition squarely up and included James G. Blaine, Wii- to Gov. Harmon are rapidly maturing. I liam Pitt Fessenden, Thomas B. Reeci Owing to the fact that "the entire! ?nd Nelson Both he and Ohio Congressmen Still Plan- ning Gerrymander and Would Split 13th. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building, WASHINGTON, August plans of the Ohio democrats to put a last Buckeye democratic delegation is in began service in the senate in Washington at present, with the the nation exception of Representative Anderson, thlrtv much longer it is possible for each member of tte j delegation to be personally consulted concerning the counties he wants in his district. The plan as it at pres- ent stands would make ten sure demo- cratic districts, and twelve republican, senate, from the same state or not. William P. Frye was born in Lewis- ton, Me., Sept. 2, 1831, and received his education at Bowdoin College. COLUMBIA'S CRUSHED BOW SHOWS PERIL OF BIG LINER WHEN SHE RAMMED BERG Pontiff's Condition Causes Anx- iety As He Begins Ninth Year of Reign. ROME. Aug. Pius today be- gan his ninth year as head of the Roman Catholic church. On account of his condition His Holiness was unable to participate m the celebra- tion of the anniversary of his corona- tion. The pontiff, now" in his seventy- seventh year, received congratulatory dispatches from all parts of the world. His condition today was feverish and he suffered much pain. Despite efforts to minimize the se- riousness of the pope's condition, there was no improvement. Deep anxiety prevailed at the Vatican where it was learned the pontiff has had more sinking spells than have been made public. The doctors insist the ailment is gout and they hope for improvement when cooler weather cojnes The anniversary of the coronation was observed with the customary maes and reception in the Sistine Jhapel-at the Vatican. -The function was attended by a brilliant assem- blage of cardinals, bishops, diplomats find members of the nobility. one or being o? in the doubtful It is not the! suicues ne oeBan me practice 01 intention of the Ohio democrats to ilaw in his native dty and soon fall vdUtn whf th tn ature. In 1866 he was chosen may- each district they intend to or of Lewiston, which position he do is to make ten strongly democratic the following veaPr to becOme districts, and to leave the rest to the general of the state of They realize that it is i.Maim was elected a repreSenta- an impossibility lor the democratic itlve tne congress and representation of 1C members from continued to serve in that body for Ohio to be re-elected. They are will- j twelve unti] to the fng to admit that last year was an un- i ed states senate in 18gl to the va_ usual year, and that _ the democrats cancy occasioned by the resignation of did an unusual thing in Ohio. From present indications the strongly democratic districts will be given to Representatives Allen James G. Blaine. In 1898 Senator Frye served as a member of the com- mission which met in Paris to arrange terms ley, Goeke. Ansterry. Ashbrook, Cox, j states and gpajn. .His present term Post, Claypool, Sherwood and Whit-1 in tne senate would have expired in 1913 and he had already announced his intention to retire from that body, acre. Whitacre's district will ,be strengthened .at the request of Senator Pomerene who has interested himself after a continuous service of in the behalf of his former political manager. White's district will be strengthened as will Bathrick's and Francis', al- though none of these can be made in- to strong democratic districts. An- derson to be left, out in the cold and Sharp will have a few democratic counties added onto his district, as over thirty years. Democrats to Gain. PORTLAND, Me., Aug. active candidates, W. M. Pennell, E. B. Winslow and Jaimes C Hamlen are in the field for. the seat in the United States senate left vacant by the will Denver. of the latter have I death of Senator Wm. Pierce Frye. carried rock-ribbed republican dis- tricts for two terms running, and are BOW The death of Senator Frye means that Maine, formerly the Gibraltar of re- satisfied with their present districts. J publicauism, will have two democrats in the senate when the revision of FATAL QUARREL AT NEWARK- NEWARK, Aug. a quarrel over the method of procedure to trace a bill which had either been lost or stolen from a workman. George Davis today shot and fatally wounded Charles Davis. The men v.-ere argu- ing when suddenly the former pulled a gun and fired at the latter. They were not related. the tariff comes-'iip next winter. TO RECOVER MASTODON COLUMBUS, Aug. W. U. Mills of the Ohio Historical Archaeol- ogical society has gone to Akron as representative of the state where he will endeavor to secure the bones of a mastodon reported to have been found near there. CHILD EATS OF PILLS, IS FA TALL Y POISONED Despite the fact that reports of tiie possibility cf erecting the Perry memorial on Green Island rather than at Put-in Bay ssemed to come from members of the Perry's Victory Centennial com- mission and that Col.. Webb C. Hayes had gone to Washington to look after the matter, Secretary Webster P. Huntington entered a" vigorous denial of the story at the Cleveland offices in the federal building. He insists that the monument will be erected at Pat- in Bay as planned, and that pre- sent difficulties will be overcome. "There is as much likelihood that the memorial will he built on Greon island as that it will be built on the North Pole." said Huntington, "Every act on the subject passed by congress and the legislatures dr the apr pointment of commissions and the making of appropriations requires that the memorial shall be built on Put-in Bay Island." This will be interesting news for islanders and others interested in the centenial celebration in 1913. The interstate board of commission- ers will hold its annual meeting at Put-in Bay September S, 9 and 10, when the questions of authorizing the purchase of a site: and approvinsT plans will be taken np. A set of plans by John Eisenmann. Cleveland, has been used as a basis for the to- tal of appropriated, and they will be up for discussion this fall! The secretary explained 4he. dispute about the price of the "proposed site recently the subject of appropriation proceedings. "The jury award was more than the commissioners had offered and less than tha property holders had said Huntington. "The commission haia six months to pay the money into the probate court at Ottawa and over the property. Whether Jt will conclude to take the site I do nwt know, but the site will he on Putin Bay Island." Free Site Offered. A new development in the situation came Wednesday afternoon men August Schmidt, jr., of this city, jjiwn- er of a hotel and other property at Middle Bass, sent a letter to the'cen- tennial offering toiwlo- nate, a-bsolutely free, a tract of acres on the high blnft just "he hotel at Middle Bass as a monu- ment site. The tract includes'a beau? tiful grove. The property has been valued Sherwood to Offer Bill for STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, Aug. sentative Sherwood of row will introduce a bill to Changs the site of the permanent -memorial to he erected in commemoration of Perry's victory of Lake Erie from Put-in Bay to Green island, about a half mile away. The owners of the land on which the memorial was fo be erected have raised the price to such an extent that the Perry Cen- tennial commission will not buy it, it is-claimod. Green island is a government is- land on which a lighthouse is locat- ed. The bill will be introduced to- morrow and every effort to get ft passed under a snecial rule at. this session will be made. The plans of the Perry Centennial celebration are entirely blocked until this question is settled. There was talk today of transferring the entire celebration from Put-in Bay island to Green sland. GOOD PLACE FOR HASWELL Babe Found Box Containing Drug for Adults and Strychnine and Belladonna Caused Called. Chief Examiner of Engineers Is Made Secretary of Board of Control. Finding a box of supposedly harm- less cathartic pills belonging to a lady who had arrived but a short time be- fore for a visit, Paul Ritzenthaler, twenty-montbs-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ritzenthaler, of Decatur street, near Madison, ate nearly all of them about 3 o'clock Tuesday after- noon and death resulted at Wed- nesday morning. The pills contained smali quantities of alum, belladonna and strychnine, harmless for an adult, but those eaten by the child probably contained, in all. four grains of belladonna and two grains of strychnine. When the baby was found with the almost empty box, little attention was paid to the mat- When the great liner Columbia reached New York on her last transatlantic trip, a gaping: hole in the high, overhanging bow showed j ter. the parents not knowing of the the peril to which the S-1S passengers were exposed when the craft j poison in the pills. About 5 p. m., rammed an iceberg last Wednesday. She was kept afloat by her pumps on the child became very red, this being the run in. ___, ______ the physiological effect of the" befcla- donna. About midnight the child went into convulsions from the effect of the strychnine and then Dr. J. D. Parker was called He had another case but prescribed for the baby al- though it was apparent that so much of the poison had nothing could be one died at before Dr. Parker could reach the house. Coroner J Knoble was notified and investigated the caw. i The death is peculiarly sad. Phy- sicians seo in it a warning to parents to be especially careful of drugs which may come within the reach of chil- dren. As stated, the pills eaten by trr> baby were harmless for adults, if taken in small doses, but for the child they were fatal. The funeral will take place Friday, complete arrangements have not yet Special to the Star-Journal. COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. Haswell.Nchief examiner of the state board of engineers, was this morning elected secretary of the new board of control. John B. Youngblcod. Mr. Hasweli's chief assistant, was select- ed as mechanical engineer. i The new position of Haswell paya I He was appointed from Crn-v- ford county. Youngblood is from Cleveland and will draw a year. Both assume their positions Au-rjst 15 when the board of control takes over seventeen state instttttfiona. LOVIJfO CI.T FOR i NEW YORK, Aug. nor was presented with a loving cup today to remind him of tfs narrow escape from assassination one year ago, when he shot [the dischaged city watchman, i gher. The cup was subscribed for a committee of leading i New York. It presented to mayor iu aldormantr chamlMT the city hall. United 0'Gorman tfee
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