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   The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 1, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio                        THE HOME PAPER, TODAY'S NEWS TODAY fk THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 191 LAST EDITION Sheriff Is Sent After New Wit- ness and Defense Seems to Be Pleased. HERE'S LATEST PtfOTO OF BEULAH BlNfORD. "OTHER WOMAN" IN VIRGINIA MURDER CASE FATHER'S STORY HAS EfTECTf WOW JURORS Accused Son Lays Head on Table and Weeps as Witness Talks of His Wife, CHESTERFIELD COURT- HOUSE, Sept. mysterious newly "discovered sensation today interrupted the trial of Henry Clay Beattie, jr., for the murder of his wife. For nearly an hour the proceedings were suspended while the lawyers for the defense worked excitedly in an effort to clean up a new line of informa- tion. A mysterious message re- ceived by H. M. Smith, Seattle's chief counsel, shortly after court convened, precipitated the excite- ment. With the court room in a flutter of excitement Smith hurried to a tele- phone. Beattie, his face lit up with agitation talked in whispers to bis father and read the message earnestly. Judge, jury and spectators sat quietly expectant. .After an hour of this intense expec- tancy_J5mith, who bad been hustling TTbout the lawn and the clerk's office returned and relieved the strain by announcing that he bad been unable lo complete his arrangements. The examination of Douglass Beattie was resumed. Later he dispatched the sheriff after a mysterious witness. It seems probable that Henry Clay Beattie himself will hardly be able to take the stand this afternoon as ex- pected. An attack on the testimony of Medlitt was planned today by the prosecution. The credibility of this witness who told of seeing Paul with a shot gun the Sunday before the kill- ing was to be the point of attack. This testimony is the strongest point raised by the defense. Douglass Beattie ruined iis entire testimony with the jury when In a argument 'with Prosecutor Wendenburg he declared he would have destroyed all the blood stains in the auto if he had thought they were to be used against his brother. In anticipation of the prisoner tak- ing the stand in his fight for his life, the biggest crowd that has yet at- tended the..trial managed by devious ways to get out to the little court house. "When court opened more character witnesses were called by the defense giving the accused man a good reputation in preparing for his story on the stand. Seattle's- father spent two hours with his son before court opened this morning planning the remaining moves in-his battle for Jife, Captain Alexander Wright, of the Richmond police force on the stand gave Earnest Medlitt, who testified to seeing Paul -Beattie with a gun on Sunday before -the -killing, a-good rep'-" utation. R. C. Boadus, Richmond merchant, also gave the prisoner and Medlitt good characters as 'did several other witnesses ealleo... Douglass Beattie, brother of, the ac- cused, described household He testified that Beattie-and his wife were apparently happy. He said his first intimation of the murder had been a 'phone call from the Owen home where he and his father went He testified they found Beattie sob- bing and fondling his wife's slipper Beattie told of.driving the auto all night following the murder. At this point Attorney Smith, for NUMBER 279, BRIDE AND GROOM JAILED, THEN SEPARATED Superintendent Williams, ofj Sandusky, One of Four Pos- sibilities for Place, GOVERNOR DECLARES HE HAS NO FAVORITE Tells Board Members He Ex- pects Them to Select the Right Man, FARMERS WOULD TAKE PROFIT OF MIDDLEMAN YOUNGSTOWN, 0., Sept. mers vicinity. have .formed an organization" to5 so-called grocers' trust of this city. They ex- pect to sell their products direct to the consumer. will bring produce to this city several times a week. The produce will be disposed of from the car and will be Make Last Offer of Settlement of Moroccan Situation to Germany. WAR PREPARATION IS CONTINUED BY KAISER great importance. The trial was in- terrupted while Smith went to the telephone. A stir of expectancy was visible among the spectators. When the examination of Douglass Beattie was resumed, that his hands Feeling o_f.Unrest Makes Belg- ian Government Look to Its Frontier Fortresses, PARIS, Sept. the French awaiting a reply from Germany to the final, note which was decided upon at j the meeting of the cabinet, the high of- ficials of the" government are inclined to take, a pessimistic view of the sit- uation. The ultimatum was forward- ed to Jules 'Cambon, French minister at Berlin. Germany has known for several days that this final note would con- tain an offer of portions of the French 1 sold in small Quantities .to natrons .Produce Tine' will -be gathered-up and brought to this city. In this way the farmers expect to better prices and the consumer be given lower rates than at the grocery stores, according to "the pro- moters of the plan. Also in Pennsylvania. NEW YORK, Sept. Egan former minister to Chili, acted as spokesman for a delegation of farmers representing farmers of Penn- sj'lvania, which called upon Mayor Gaynor, of New York, to explain to him that the "unnecessary middle- man" should be done away with In this city and the products of farmers handled directly to the consumer The delegation seeks to work out such a plan and Mr. Egan in expl in- nig how the farmer and were "mulcted" "I have but to state that the pota- paid last year netted our farmera less than Cabbage which- sold m this city for brought the farmers and milk which sold to-consumers for from 000 brought consumer COLUMBUS, 0., Sept. trustees of the new state Normal school to be erected at Bowling Green came to Columbus Friday to make an effort to select a presi- dent for the institution. C. C. Miller of Lima, who is chief clerk in the office of the state school commission; H. B. Williams, su- perintendent of schools at Sandus- ky; H. Helter, superintendent of schools at Mansfield, and a Pennsylvania educator named Smocker, have been under consid- eration for the place. The trustees spent most of the morning in conference with Attorney General Hogan seeking information regarding their powers and with fiF" gard to questions affecting the new school. They wanted to know if they may make trips to inspect nor- j mal schools of other states and the attorney held that they may do so. There is some defect in the title of the land offered by the citizens of Bowling Green for the school and the help of the attorney general was so- licited in clearing this up. A conference was also held with the state board of health with regard to action by that body calling upon the city of Bowling Green to provide an adequate sewerage, system for the school. The trustees conferred with Govern- or Harmon to find out if he had any choice for president. He told them he had none and that he depended upon them to select the right kind of i: _ _ -It aWeloped 'FH'dry aflernoon the great'coast storm of Bowling Green is.in danger of DodSe was 5n the new school which it was decided vessei. "J to locate there. The city is a disinclination to live up to its agree- ment with the state when it offered a.site for the institution. The board of trustees has discovered a serious defect in the title to the land. seems that the city wishes to throw the burden upon the state of clearing up these titles." The city also wants the state to assume the expense of in- stalling a proper sewerage system tor the use of the institution. MR. AJfD MKS. GEOBGE STORCK tISBE it loom Captain and Crew Were Cling-j Young Husband Is Held, How- ever, Pending Rehearing. Higher Courts Act. Institute Resolutions Declare Need of Masculine Influ- ence Is Great. OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN FOR THE COMING YEAR E, Conkle of Keiieys island is Made Closing Session, Closing one of their most suc- cessful sessions, the teachers of the Erie County Institute Fri- day afternoon elected the follow- ing officers: President, W. E. Conkle. of Kellsys Island; secre- tary, Agnes ivtoran, of Castalia; executive committeeman for three years. C. V. Snyder, of Berlin Heights. a- J. B. Vining of Milan, retires from the presidency in accordance .with the custom of i he institute that the offi- cers shall have but one term. On {ha principle, successors were elect- ed to Leanna Shattuck of Vermilion. j former _secretary, aad J. A. Shannon oi tastalia. former eommitteeinan One of the chief features of the res- olutions adopted, the regret there-" [in expressed at the decrease in i number of male teachers, throughout I the country. The resolutions declare tnat teachers of the masculine YOUNGEST BOXWELL PUfML. ing to the Rigging and Ship Was Low in Water. NEW YORK, Sept. men were saved from the four masted Although begging that she be al- lowed to stay in the county jail with schooner Malcomb B. Seevey and they' hey Storck, his younsr told.a tale of. harrowing Augusta A few days ago the Star-Jour- na! published an item to the ef- feet that May Fishsr, aged 11, of Findlay, was probably the young- est country pupil in the state .to pass the Boxwell-Patterson exam- .Erie this record beaten easily, agolittle Igiss..Etta the I noon. owatecognizpjre 'in after- THE WEATHER Forecast: Fair tonight and Sat- 7 a. m., 65 de- uraay. Temperature at Temperature one vear ago, 63 degrees. Sun rises Saturday at a m., and sets at p. m. (stand-" ard Minimum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, eight miles southwest at morning. t The trustees are indignant over the attitude of the city and so is Governor Harmon, with whom, they conferred Friday. Unless the city comes to time quickly and agrees to do its full part the state may decide to locate the in- stitution in some other town. On ac- count of this trouble, the trustees, will probably not elect a president for the institution today, as intended, but defer the matter for a month. Gov. Harmon told the trustees that if they wanted to they could .choose some oth- of one sailor who was lost; "It is not right to keep a young girl by falling from the rigging were in fail on a charge like declared brought into port by the Clyde liner Judge Heed. Mohawk. The schooner sunk in six "I don't want to leave George." was fathoms of water off Cape Remain, [the girl's plea when told that'she was South Carolina. (free. "Can't you let him out, "Sixty minutes would have done the she urged. Tae kindly informed said Capt. Dodge, "and we j her that no action could be taken just should all have joined Tony, the For-i then in regard to her husband. tuguese sailor who was drowned Mon- I Mr. and Mrs. Otto Mischky, the fa- day night. Now we are safe, thanks ;ther and mother of the girl', left the to Capt. Kemble of the Mohawk, and i court house with her, apparently rec- all we need is auotrer job. jonciled. The Mischkys, of their own "Three ships passed us far to the accord, asked Judge Reed to release leeward, too far for them to see the'her. and the court advised her to stay little distress signal we had hoisted. her parents until her troubles It was a tattered piece of an old '.are over. sail, but it was all we had left. At; If the efforts of Attorney John Ray. 10 o'clock we sighted the Mohawk and representing George Storck and his we anxiously waited to see whether j bride, are successful, both next week she sighted us." will be free, cleared absolutely of the Capt. Kemble of the Mohawk sight-i Perjury charges against them. Attor- ed the wreck and immediately steered -neT Rav served notice on Prosecuting toward it. When he was an eighth Attorney Hart, Clerk Stoll aad Pro- ____ of a mile away, as near as he dared 'bate Judge Sloane for a rehearing of er location than 'Bowling Green for] venture, he anchored, and a lifeboat, itne case in the probate court Tues- siding near passed the examination here. fttr not yet entered a high school. suasion are especially neerted for In- struction to boys in the formative'per- iods. It was urged that the salaries of male teachers be increased, so as to justify young men in entering- profession. hope that" the time will when a diploma from come recognized the new state normal school. The governor is angry because of the at- titude of the Bowling Green people. The city of Fremont is being talked in charge of Chief Officer Harry Cole morning at nine o'clock. with H of four men, put out to-j__The ground of the_ motion filed in the sinking schooner. ;the probate court Pridav afternoon of rather freely today in connection with changing the location and if it Two little children rescued from the iwas tnat there was not the slightest schooner Josie R. Hurt at Little Egg to warrant Justice Dietrich goes from Bowling may secure it. Green Fremont Harbor are in a serious condition. buti'n binding the young couple to the other nine members of the party itne grand jury. Pending the hearing have about recoveied from their ex-'in the probate court no effort will be perience. i made to get young Storck out of jail. More reports of the disaster tell is said- a schooner burned at sea off Frying Pan shoals. Several ships have been TOKIO, Scot. Saionji, towed into port by revenue cutters af- tnok announced that there will be no fundamental or material change in the policy of the govern- ter they had been storm. disabled in the mer.t. spots on tfoa gun. With his head bowed and sobs shak- ing his frame. French officials view with no little alarm these material activities. Twelve Henry Clay Beattie j rapid firing guns were forwarded" to ot fv, of iMur yesterday and sixty more have at the death of his wife from the been ordered there Ml the German fitness stand Thursday afternoon. military engineers are being wfS sr--- Beginning jlized and the utmost activity pre- Ws testimony, stated his age as 58, i vails. said that his wife was dead and that j The meeting of the cabinet was held the.prisoner was his son and was 27 at the chateau of President Fallieres earn-old. I at Rambouillet. The cabinet heard you know about Henry's the latest developments from Justine involved with this woman. Beulah De Selves, foreign minister T--I later Binford. two or three vears "Yes." ''How did you learn of Objection was made by the prosecu- PREACHER HELD AS LYNCH MOB LEADER authorized the instructions to Ambas- sador Cambon, which practically amount to an ultimatum. Meantime the Belgian government 1 i- .j.. tnat this was not "vidence for the i continues actively engaged in 'rem- ise. The nhiepf-irm the armament of all the gar- risons on the German and French The objection was not sus- defense. talned _.....__ "I heard rumors antf asked him alii borders. Several trains have'beeiTdis- nlJOiit finally answered Mr. Beat-j patched with ammunition and guns rfrom the Liege arsenal to Namur, Liege and Verviere. All the forts are being inspected. At Antwerp, the en- gineer corps is transporting all cam- paign material from Tete de Flandre to the Antwerp side of the Scheldt. The Belgian newspaper? explain the activity by the statement that the talk of European hostilities has awakened the Belgian war ministry to the un- prepared condition of the Belgian ar- my and defenses. "Did he tell the whole truth about lL i "Yes." "Was your son's marriage a source of happiness to you and your "It was. Not only on account of the girl herself, but because Henry was going to marry." (Continued on Page 2) AMBASSADOR O'BRIEN GETS GREAT SEND-OFF TOKIO, Ambassador O'Brien sailed for home he was given a hearty "send off" by the high" offi- cers of the Japanese government Thursday. The newspapers all ex- pressed deep appreciation of 0'- Briea's assistance Jn frien between Japan aad-r'the U. Lloyds Raises War Risks. LONDON, Sept. indica- tion of the feeling over the Moroccan situation was brought out by 'the an- nouncement by Lloyds of crease in war risks from Sve to seven Jury Returns Verdict Against Paul Geidel, Holding Him for Second Degree Murder. FIRE LOSS IS SMALLs lormal school will be necessary be- fore one can become a teacher" is one of the sentences in the resolutions Centralization of township schools: vas strongly favored. The general assembly of the state, vas engrafting agri- Culture on the course of study in schools and for making appropriations the Bowling Green and Kent nor- mal schools. The speakers and singers at the in- stitute were thankart-for-their efforts- and the board of education for the use of the High school building.' It was oecided to hoM the next institute about the same time next year After reviewing the laws passed Jir the recent legislature, of'interest par- ticularly to the teachers, Superintend- ent H. B. Williams of the public schools, made an interesting and 'for- cible address on the duties of teach- ers in relation to the new constitu- tion, soon to be adopted by -a special convention. He said that teachers should be thoroughly informed .on -tie. old constitution, and as citizens, not as teachers, should express their, opin- ions as to what matters should be in- cluded in tna new document. NEW YORK. Sent '.-The jury in' the case of Paul Geidel. 17-year-oM' bell _ boy accused of the murder ofi William H. Jackson, broker, in the' Iroquois hotel, returned a verdict of! guilty of murder in the second degree j this morning. The punishment is 20 years to life1 imprisonment. The jury went out at yesterday afternoon. Broker Jackson was killed a weeks ago, robbery being the apparent purpose of the murder. He was in his room at the hotel and Paul Geidel is alleged to have entered by a fire es- cape. It is believed that, he expected: to obtain a large amount, of money as Jackson was supposed to carry large' sums with him. However, he did not secure much and had to put up a fight i with the victim. He was arrester) shortly after the murder and made a' confession which the police used against him in the trial. Attorneys for young Geidel sum- moned physicians who testfied in the trial that Jackson might have died of failure. Following 'the verdict Geidel was immediately remanded until next Tuesday when the court will pro- nounce sentence. No appeal is ex- pected. Superintendent Williams declared himself in favor of liberal expenditure. of monev for school purposes. He said the matter of rr.akins; this provision should be left to the legislature from year to year. TT FT futures bv Miss JfcXeal and Dr. I ff I III Cook, along the educational lines JL cuSSed Thursday were concluded at- the afternoon session. Over two dred teachers have attended.? meetings of the institute -regularly. Saturday, Sept 9, Victory Day. SWALLOWED TONGUE TWICE. AMHERST, 0.. Sept. l.-dwal CHIEF HEGEMER. It is with good reason that Fire may feel proud of de- lowing his tongue for the second riliof A1 Uo time week proved fatal to CWef A1 HeSmer Dana Smith, 77, a farmer living j record of the Sandusky fire near here, who choked to death. J partment during the first six months of Last week Smith swallowed his the present year, a record which !s TU n n i r> T f tongue but coughed it back into j shown in a voluminous report for the percent. The activity of the Belgian Oscar Lamping, formerly a preacher place. It became tho npriod submitt-rt bv the chier to government in reinforcing its frontier'is held at Coatsville, Pa., accused second time and 1 than in this city from the first of January to the last of .Time. It all speaks great credit for the chief and! department under him. He gives tnei credit, to the men. Forty-eight alarms were turned during the six months and in that! number of alarms, there v, ere 40 fires Although the totp.l valuation of build- ings and their contents where fires started and were extinguished by the local fire fighters; amounted to the big sum of the losses sus-jRin Ppiphraiirm k Arrannnri tained were but The losses! 9 keieurauon is Arranged TOP were all insured. The loss on pro-i perty involved was but U'T per cent! while the loss per capita was but 341 cents, a remarkable showing. i Chief Hesremer's report further I shows that 26 of the 40 firrs were cou-j In connection with the meeting of fined to the place of origin. Perry's Victory Centennial corn- were confined to the floor, ten r0 the i at Put-in" Bay. the ninety- one to adjoining buildings: eighth anniversary of the. famous bat- and one went beyond adjoining build--tie of Lake Erie will be fittingly eelp- ings. Thirty-one fires were in wood-, brated at the island on Saturday, en buildinss. four in brick 9, all arrangements having bren one in wood and brick building, one perfected. It will be known as in wood and stone building, and six IT'S Victory day at the island and were other than building fires. j there will be numerous entertainment 1 Here's where the fires were: dwellings. 21: in factories, 6: mi In the afternoon, beginning at two hotels, 1; in tenement "nouses. 2: jn! o'clock, tjere will be a program of i auto garages, 1: in barns, X; in coal j exercises. Mayor T. E. Alexander win j and wood sheds. 3: in fish houses, 1; deliver the address of welcome and in railroad cars, 1. The causes of there will be several responaw, alarms and fires during the six months ftbe principal eomjcemorat'v addrvM were as follows: Gasoline, 4: be given by the Hon. John J. from smoke stack. 1: Columbus. Hon. James H. stove. 3: unknown, 2; false Cleveland, former cotmi 2; defective flue, 3: overheated smoke stack, 1; indiscreet use of matches, 3; tar kettle. 2; 1; elec- tric wire (short l; spark from locomotive, 5; drying of will be master of ceremonier sytciuuteui iii reuiLoiiang us ironuer is ai fa... accused second time and lodged in his Ainvnr T phrpr a'irl Safetv Di-prtnr m garrisons is believed to have been the! being the leader of the mob that burn- throat so tight that it not Hauler It is umibtftil i there'is a "T, of cause, _ The European press takes to death Zack Chandler, negro be removed and h.ded'within a Sfv rf'tli o Sanduskv n the 1: ml Iamp view Wiled Policeman Edward Rice. The U few minut s. h 6; overheated flat iron, 1; Among the men are expected to be present are Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Admiral E. Clarkr WurM pessimistic view olJLce jireseut killed Policeman Edward Rice. Y [charge agaiast.hiin is murder. 1 country where there were fewer fires! (Continued on Page Keifer, Col. Henry V.-attfrnon, Arthur MacArthur, Gen. Hayes and other tativm.tf states that are to WSPAPEM   

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