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   The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 5, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio                        ANDUSKY TODAY'S MEWS TOPAY STAR-JOURNAL. -FOURTH YEAR [Tries To Break Down Testi- mony as to Details of Kill- ing of His Wife. GOES INTO RELATIONS WITH BEULAH BINFORD Beattie Denies His Cousin's Story of Purchase of Gun and Alleged Confession, CHESTERFIELD C. H., Sept. 5. a dozen witnesses today tore a great hole in the careful, glib emotionless story told by Henry Clay Beattie, jr., in his or- deal to save himself from the electric chair for the murder of his wife. Before recess was tak- en ,he had been badly contradict- ed in the statement that he did- n't see his cousin Paul on the Thursday night before the mur- der. The accumulative effective of this testimony practically upsets that part pi Seattle's story. During the .noon recess Special Pros- ecutor Wedenburg predicted that the ease will go to the jury some time Fri- day or Saturday. "Will you-call Beulah he Tvas asked. is in be "answered. "When Seattle" resumed the stand this morning-, hel.was-. prepared- for several' hours of-gruelling cross-ex- amination but seven minutes sufficed to complete the ordeal, Judge Wat- son ruling that it. was not necessary to .make .-the fjexapiinatidn- .-a- -test- of endurance. Beattie left the' stand af' or answering :a few questions. the defense then the close ol its case. Henry Latha'ni' 'firt'witness called in rebuttal. He fold of hear- ing Beattie call on the 'phone and make an appointment for Short and Main streets: .on. the before the crime. W. R. Hart corroborated his story. Mrs. A. B. Houchens, raoth- pf Paul, was next called. She THE WEATHER Forecast: Showers tonight and Wednesday, somewhat cooler Wednesday. Temperature at seven a. m. 66 degrees. Temperature one year ago, 70 degrees. Sun rises Wednesday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (stan- dard time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, 12 miles northeast at afternoon. Monday SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1911, _____________________ THEY'RE FOLK IN BRITISH COLUMBIA- LEADER SAYS POLICY WOULD BE UNPATRIOTIC THE CALGARY DAILY HERALD i x LAST EDITION NUMBER 282 Erie Passenger Train Crashed Into Side of Lake Shore Freight at Switch. ENGINEER RAN BY BLOCK Smoker Turned Over and Pas- sengers Crawled Out of Win- dows as Cars Ignited. THE DEAD. 1 JONES, JOHN S., engineer, W- ..lOta. street, .Erie..-. Pai TRAMP, riding on-train. THE INJURED: C.. Erie, suffering v from shock. FIRMAN, JAMES, fireman on freight, fatally bruised. WILLIAMS, G. C., -Erie, left leg burned. NORTHUP, F, C., Erie, head cut. ALONSI, J. O., miner, Barns- boro, Cambria county, Pa., should- er broken. FITZMAURICE, THOMJAS on -the Erie Pittsburg broken; at St. Vincent's hospital. PATTERSON, C. M., Albion, Pa., shoulders and-back injured. REAL CONFESSION IS NOW AWAITED THE LIGHT VOTE All indications Tuesday were for a light vote which would be counted quickly and the results made known early in the even- ing. Politicians and others were at a loss to determine the small turn-out of voters meant and everybody had a different guess to make. Up to three p. m. the following votes had been cast in nine of the sixteen precincts: A. C., "New Pa., internally injured. Castle, declared 'that on Thursday: night she :.ha9 answeredHhe phone and the per eon at the other end: liad said it was Henry Beattie. .She called Paul to the" phone and. he .made an'.appoint meht with Henry. By this testimony the" prosecution attempted to develop that 'Seattle's geiierai denial of Paul's story is false a dozen other witnesses Half ______T strengthened Paul's story and flatly contradicted -Henry Beattie's own storv on tfilFsEand. John Josephs, fruijrdealer, said that Paul was in his store on Thursday night and that a caf drove up to the curb and Paul wfs.ut away in it. The'.'defense was allowed to put John D, Blair, one of the youthful joy -.riders on the Midlothian turn pike "the night of the crime, on the stand .shortly after recess. He test! .fled that he was convinced the car he saw 'standing by the roadside was No. This would identify the car as Kastleburg's and not Beat- tie's. James Rafter, a night, watch- man on the bridge where Paul was employed as day watchman, declared -he never saw the gun Earnest Heblitt said Paul had Sunday. 'At .the close of the day's proceed- ings Henry Clay Beattie was limp and tired. He anxiously asked his attorney how he. had gotten along. His father kissed him affectionately. He had been compelled to go through the terrible ordeal of put- ting on the blood soaked coat which he had worn on the night of the mur- der .and also to handle the shirt and other garments. In his direct exami-1 ERIE. Pa...Sept. of Erie: Pittsburgh, railroad today said the wreck at-Dock Junction in which three were killed was due to careless- ness of Engineer John Jones, among the dead, who ran his train past a signal stop. Fifteen persons were in- jured, one seriously. John Jones, en- gineer, Joseph Kapamln, of Sharpes- ville, Pa., and an unidentified tramp were killed. By passing: the rtaneer' signal the train crashed into a freight on the siding.- The freight train was running on to a switch at the time to clear for ths passenger train, and had about half cleared when the collision occurred. The passenger train is said to have run past a red block. The wreckage immediately took fire and the cries were heard of the injured pinned under the overturned coaches. Fortunately, the fire was before it had gained much headway. The engine rolled into a ditch. burying itself among the demolished freight cars. The baggage coach was splintered and the baggage scattered. The smoking car turned half over and the injured crawled through the sroken window. The operator at Dock Junction tele-j )honed the city for assistance. Thej two hospitals prepared for the vic- tims and every ambulance was hur- ried to the scene of the wreck. A score of automobiles were also sect out and doctors and nurses were hur- ried to Central station where a spe- cial relief train was made up. Four- n-i. Of City OffiCiaiS Are seaMjerS. seven men who nation he denied in toto the story'teen injured are in Hamot hospital, told by Paul Beattie, his cousin, in I fiye in St. Vincents ,'tnd the ambul- r.egard to his having asked him to purchase the shot gun his wife was murdered. with which He said he had not seen Paul Beat- ances are still running to the scene of the wreck. Dock Junction is six miles west of the city. It is the point where the tie night the alleged request Erie Pittsburg road joins the Lake was madfe'.1' Shore to enter Erie. All traffic on :He sai'd on the night of the mur-i the Lake Shore is tied up by the der, Tuesday, he left his house arrangements have been little aftef'S o'clock and got his auto I made to run trains over the Nickel ffpm After going a short! Plate between Westfield and Conne- dlstanc'e'' a; flat tire held him up -for i aut. an hotlr: "Regarding his arrival Mr. Omen's home, he said: on TOLEDO, 0., Sept. 5.-Three bodies of victims of the Nemo launch disaster -in Mattmee bay were .recov ered 'Monday; by makes five of the were drowned when the freighter Phillip Mmch ran clown -the launch SatUEday'- morning. v. bodies of secre- tary to Service Director .Go'Well James ..M-i-lipisler, supjrfntendent ol water works, and Gotfncilman Harry Batch were those recovered. Shane's body was located by Otto Quallman'-and two companions, who were searching ne.ar the west' bank of the channel with a small drag in a row boat, .While slightly decom- posed, the body of Shane was easily identified and brought at once to To- ledo. It will be shipped to Corning N. Y., for burial. About twenty 'minutes after the finding of Shane, Park Commission- er Gabe Cooper recovered the body of J. M. Wlsler, with grappling hooks The body of Harry Batch was found by Capt. Cunningham. His watch was stopped at and this. is- be- lieved to be the exact time of the ac- cident. VICTORIA, B. C., Sept. In no province in the Dominion are Premier Wilfrid Laurier's forces meeting with stronger opposition to the recpirocity pact with the United States than in British Columbia. Hon. Richard McBride, leader of the conservative government which holds the reins of power in the provincial legislature, has come to the assistance thf3 federa! conservative organiza- Of I and thev are succeeding in arous- ing a, lot of sentiment against "the The .clippings pictured above .flhow-the stand-- takea by a- majority of the newspapers in the province. McBride condemns the proposed re- First, A First. D Second, A....... Second, B Third, B....... Third, C........ Fourth, Fourth, B Fourth, D Dem. 24 33 50 67 66 50 48 47 60 .5 9 15 7 16 20 17 12 11 Few Republicans Turned for Primaries Because of No Big Contest. Diegle Expected In Columbus -Today and May Face a Grilling, WHAT HE DISCLOSED WAS ALREADY KNOWN Divorce Suits, It is Said, May Follow Some of the Statements, With rumors current in Colum- bus that Rodney J. Diegle's state- ment was realiy a full confession that would invoive numerous oth- ers; that it merely rehashed mat- ters which were well-known here- tofore and that a prominent leg- islator was negotiating to make a "confession" which would go still further, Diegle himself, it was thought, might appear in the cap- ital city before night. Just what has become of him is not known. Sirs. Diegle said here Tuesday that so far as she knew the colonel was HOLZAEPFEL IN THE RACE Belated Word Comes That He Will Be Independent Can- didate for Mayor. There was every indication Tuesday afternoon that the primary election would -be heavily fact, almost a clean sweep. In the first place, it was democratic I said he was expected there. Attorney Genera! Hogan has not yet returned to the capital but Prosecutor Turner was quoted Tuesday as stating that ommended for Diegle "when the latter is arraigned for sentence the latter part of this Turner said Diegle could not expect any mercy unless ha made a complete -confession. Attorneys Charles Belcher and John j Connor, for Diegle, Tuesday issued a 'statement at Columbus in which they accused the state attorneys of ing on public opinion through tit9 newspapers so that other indicted leg- islators will be unable to secure a fair trial. They asserted there was noth- ing in the alleged confession of Diegle. "There is nothing in the alleged con- fession of Diegle except a studied e'f- ciprocal trade arrangement because he says therein the policy is unpatriotic involved as it .means drifting away from the mother country, and because it would drain Canada's resources. The advocates 6f reciprocity, on the other hand, say the measure will prove of incalculable benefit to the province. They argue that as the population .is small, the country im- mense' and very rich in natur- al resources the one thing needed is the investment of capital, which would be assured under reciprocity. in the third ward, the republicans had nothing to fight about. In one pre- cinct 26 democratic votes had been cast before a single republican apr peared at the polling place. .Candidates had been busy Monday, especially at the big Labor day picnic at the fair grounds where cards were distributed and the hands of the men of toil shaken. When the day closed. Messrs. Leitz, Dietz and Fiesingier and their respective followers seemed ___ equally confident of winning. Of the ture was given its first practical test j mayoralty candidates, however, Mayor Candidates at Primaries Must File Expense Accounts and Swear to Them as True COLUMBUS, 0., Sept. Kim- ble corrupt practices act enacted by the last session pf the Ohio legisla- ture was given its first practical test in the primaries held throughout the state today. The law in all its pro- weather. In the second place, except! fort to bias public opinion against the AND HE WASN'T HUNGRY DAVENPORT, la., Sept. Champ Clark, of the federal house of representatives, headed the Labor day parade here. SAN FRANCISCO, Gal., Sept. none the worse for his gluttonous feat, Nick Volz, a butcher, swallowed 54 raw eggs in 186 seconds. Volz got the eggs and Several days ago Abe Shapiro offered to bet Leo Sanders that Volz .could swallow 54 eggs in six minutes. Sanders .sought the opinion of a doctor and got satisfying.data. Then' he took the wager. After eating the eggs Volz took two drinks of whiskey and went back to work. well as to the regular elections. The results of its operation are awaited with keen interest Lehrer alone could be absolutely cer- tain of the results. visions applies to the primaries ns The announcement that John M. Holzaepfel, democratic, councilman, would be an independent candidate for mayor, caused no furore. Many had men -voder the attorneys said. Diegle's attorneys stated they heard nothing from him since the af- leged confession in Cleveland. It now develops that the sfatementla brief sumary of which has been- pnB- lished, was secured by Harry J, Brad- bury, a Cleveland detective, and a Cleveland newspaper man. Prosecut- or Turner said Bradbury was not rep- resenting the state for the purpose of securing a confession and had no au- thority to promise anything; He said Bradbury had been employed ..to cure any information possible as to bribery. It is generally believed that Diegle has furnished some valuable inforaa- tion -which may develop connecting: The advocates of the Kimball act) expected it from intimations tha't and so involve other legislators, believe that It will work a revolution been dropped. Holzaepfel had spent Turner says he is sure there will-be the night at the Point and when he returned Tuesday morning he seemed much surprised to learn that his can- didacy had been announced. He had intended, he said, to give out no word NEW COUNTY TREASURER ASSUMES OFFICE. Postmaster-SehWaFSees Pos- Using Airship in Ondle Sam's Mail Service, Fears Entertained That Revo lution Will. Stir.-Up That Country in Few Months. WASHINGTON, Sept. planes -for carrying mail is to be tested at the order of Postmaster -General Hitchcock to see if there is a possibil- ity of utilising those machines in the government service. The-plan submitted, by the Aero Club of America and theAero Club of New York is for a test trip in connection with the aviation meet to be held on Long Island. Sept. 23 to 30. Former Lieut Gov. Timothy L. Woodruff of New York, is coming to men to urge the ap- WASHINGTON. D. C., Sept. 5. Fears of internal.strife in the repuc- lie; of Panama and the possible dam- age to the .Panama canal was cause" of a sudden'order which sends the Tenth United States infantry to that district 3t once. The soldiers! are to be sent to protect the inter- ests of this country in the event a revolution breaks out there. The tenth regiment will not be ai lowed to return from the Mexican border maneauvers to Indianapolis be fore embarking. They will take the transport Kilpatrick as soon as it can load the personal effects of the whicV are to be sent to New- Ft. Benjamin Harrl- to Galveston to em- K K- Por some tim'e a revolutionary This first test will be used as an: cloud has been hanging over the re- entering weilge with congress should i public of Panama. It is reported that will It prove a success, and air men are optimistic An appropriation will be urped at the next session providing President Pablo Arosemena will at- j tempt to tide over the delicate situ- ation by not calling an election this fal1' as is Pitted for in the coa- Pniladelphlt New York. stitutioa. i in the methods of practical politics. The measure is designed to bring practically every movement of every political party and candidate into the daylight of publicity. The publicity feature is attained by the provisions of the law which compel the filing within ten days after any election, of statements showing the precise amount of money spent by every can- didate, party committee, or associa- tion or organization of two or more persons, interested in the election, and showing in addition how every dollar was spent. The law also places a strict limit upon the amount of money any can- didate can spend for his nomination. The amount allowed is to be in pro- portion to the population of the terri- tory in which the candidate seeks nomination or election. In addition, I said they were in communication with j the law specifies all things that are to tlle governor's office. Whether they j received any encouragement is not more indictments. Turner is point- ing to the parallel between tie case of Diegle and that of Alfred Strader, convicted tar dynamiter, who refused" to divulge information nntil after until late in the day. after the voting !was sentenced and who now_ wishes was completed but before the result of the primary was known. His entry into the race means that there will be a four-cornered contest this fall. will be short and to he said. "Further than that I have nothing to sav at this time." Interest of politicians Tuesday was divided between the primaries and to tell a story but finds it is too Still Hope for More. C9LUMBUS. O., Sept. coa- fession of Rodney J. Diegle, former sergeant-at-arms of the senate if said to be all right as far as It goes, but no one here in Columbus who has judge being appointed. Senator T. A. or who is at all familiar with (Continued on Page 2) known. AMERICAN BANK TAKES LEASE ON NEW HOME The latest surprise in financial cir- cles is the announcement, which came Tuesday, that the American Banking Trust Co. has secured from the Ca- j ble estate a lease on the room at the corner of Columbus avenue and Mav- j ket street now occupied by the Third j National Exchange bank. The Americsin batik, on account of its rapidly increasing business, is j that the Third National for room in its present quar- the erection of a handsome new and ters and has been Jookin? for a bet- The corner it has secured has been .occupied as the home of a large and successful bank for nearly forty I years and is 'considered an excellent compellea location for such business. In en- larged quarters, the American ought soon to take its place in the front n this The midnight rides, and the storfea of legislators riding around with men, visiting houses of ill repute, drinking champagne, etc.. at the ex- pense of lobbyists who were interest- ed in certain bills which were pend- ing, were well known, and generally understood. It was just as-generally understood that Biesrle was in a pos- ition to know what was going on, and; that if any person outside of the so- lons accused knew of any money be- ing paid, if such was done, Rodney J, Diesrle was that man. This was one of the reasons that he i was tried before the senators were to answer to the indict- ments returned against them by the Franklin cotmtv grand jury. It was hoped that in the event of his convic- For some time it has been rumored ter location for some time, ported pro.-pect of The re- modern bankini home but it was de- clared Tuesday that there are no def- f the removal of plans as yet. Lons established Third National to a building of its as one of the basest banks in own gave the officials pf the Ameri- i part of the new home is al" can bank the opportunity thev were i most a necessity, locking for. The opinion of many, "Our present lease lias many business men is that the change willimcnths to said Cashier F. P mark the beginning of a new era of jZcllinscr. "There is nothing more to prosperity for the American bank, j be said at this time." TWO DEMOCRATS TAKE COURT HOUSE OFFICES: NUHN AND ZIMMERMAN ARE WELL QUALIFIED I tion he could b? induced to unfold- a tale that would cause the voters of the state to sit up and take notice, and in- cidentally throw some new light on manner in which the calender was in the final days of the friends over the 'phone and in per- son. But they had little time for these pleasantries, for it was not long be- fore the work began to pile up. Vis- itors intent on business came into the offices, and the officials roon began 10 become accustomed to the routine The rooster crowed long and loud at the court house Tuesday morn- ing in honor of the advent of Con- rad H. Nuhn. us county treasurer, anU Gottlieb Zimmerman as county re- corder. It rained pretty hard, but the rooster didn't care anything about the weather, as long as every thing, was democratic. I Messrs. Nuhn and _ seated at their respective desks Tuvs-jto his long experience as a beokkeap" day morning, succeeding their repua-jer. and for many other reasons. Mr. lican predecessors, made a material! Nuhn also has tho experience and change in the political complexion n.f j qualifications essential for a good the county officials, as Auditor Deist.j treasurer, is the only republican on thej Miss Emma Stoll and Miss-Tsabelte Victim Caught Near Draw Bridge was Twice Run Over and Killed. of affairs. Mr. Zimmerman' is well Special to the Star-Journal. PORT CLINTON. 0.. unknown man was killed Monday night near the draw brl'.lg-.1. He wu ran down by the midnight west, tossed onto the east trick fitted for again run over by an easthound trtia. of county recorder, owing j The left leg was it CONRAD H. NUHN. first floor. Zimmerman and Nuhn re- ceived coagratulatioBS of their Till will be the deputies In the treas- urer's offica knee and one arm token off shoulder. His elotiu-s were torn %U off his body and sratt rpd alonj track. Coroner Hnyck notified tt4 i" t body was ti> the   

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