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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 8, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio THE HOME PAPER "X TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, SEPT, LAST EDITION BEAM'S LIFE IS THIS TIME HE MEANS IT, Take Up Day in Little Court House Where Hundreds Await Verdict. ACCUSED MAN THINKS JURY WILL DISAGREE Poofs Are Sold in Richmond Saloons With Odds One to Ten for Conviction, CHESTERFIELD C. H., Sept. 8. fate of Henry Clay Beat- tie, jr.. on trial for the murder of his will be piaced in the hands of-the jury before sundown this evening. His eldquent chief counsel, H. M. Smith, for hours today witj'n all the oratorical strength at his com- mand, urged, pleaded and dictat- ed to the twelve stolid Chester- field farmers who hold the power of life and death over the pris- oner. Special Prosecutor Wend- enburg this afternoon concluded the argument for the state. He said he would finish by five o'clock. Court was convened today an hour ahead of the usual time. Attorney Smith then began the last plea the defense will have. "I shall endeavor today to show that we are entitled to a verdict of not said Smith, in opening his speech. "Never has the danger ot circumstantial evidence been so plain- lysbDwn as in this case." Smith, one of the most eloquent members of the Virginia bar, exerted all his power of words to persuade the jury. "This is not merely a question or man's life, it is a question of the ruining of the remaining years of his father, brother and little sis- he declared. The lawyer point- ed out the flaws in the prosecution's case. He repeated the law ass to rea- sonable doubt. One point -weakened Smith's plea He passed lightly over the testimony that Henry Beattie had met Paul Beattie the Thursday night before the crume "Even if you be- lieve their declared Smith, "there is no claam that the crime was committed on that night." After three hours of Smith's speech the jury began to grow tired. One juror fell asleep and had to be NUMBER 285 HILL'S FRIENDS LAY ALL BLAME ON KNOX Constitutional Leaguers Fin That Attendance Is Not Large Enough. TAXATION DISCUSSED AT EVENING SESSION General Sentiment Expressec That Powers Should Be Lefi to Legislature, I. R. AND RECALL The constitution committee of the Constitutional Convention league announced Friday that the subject of discussion at the rneet- ing next Thursday evening will be "The Initiative and Referen- dum and Recall." This is one of the live subjects in connection with the proposed new state con- stitution and will arouse much in- terest. The committee expects to assign speakers for each side of c the question to start the discus- sion. JTEWS ITEM Sen. Bailey, whose hasty resignation last spring was afterward Withdrawn, has announced his permanent retirement from pubttc life. reconsidarari and reconsidered and pose of gerrymandering the state into i 22 congressional districts. Included in i the agreement, will be the promise that Governor Harmon will let the old t organization leaders dictate the state I ticket M. Cox for govern- or 1 The governor is to receive in reply a promise of peace in Ohio among the democrats to support his presiden- tial boom with a perfectly good and "Harmon-iCMs" delegation from the BOY TOOK HOUSE BREAKER NORWALK, O., Sept. dette Wood, eight-year-old son of Attorney D. D. Wood, with his toy air gun, ran down and caused the arrest of Casper Strawmey- or, 40, whom he found in his home on returning from school yes- terday afternoon. The lad dis- covered the man behind a door in his home. Securing his air gun he pursued Strawmeyer, who ran down the street in a barn. Neighbors csHed We" police. Organization Bargains With Harmon to Secure Congres- sional Gerrymander Soon. COLUMBUS, 0., Sept S demo- NO PHILLIE cratic state organization leaders are PHILADELPHIA? Sept 8 -Di- I S3Id tO be trying to make a barSaln rector of Public Safety Clay has Haimon by which an taken steps to stop histnonic as- extra session of the legislature will be 'pirations of Beulah Binford, who called next winter for .the sole pur- accoi ding to dispatches has been booked at two local plaj houses. "I announre now and for all said Director Clay, "that this Binford giil will not be al- lowed to appear on any stage IT .Philadelphia. I am here to proiW rthe morals of this community and I propose to do so I don't pro- pose that this girl shall parade ner depravity for the sake of per- sons who must at most be as de- praved as herself who would go to sure it is said that the governor has awakened. Smith reviewed the entire, to allow Haivey C Garber, na- cace and pounded continually on the' Jional coramUfeeman, to be one of the mu was w Tn question of reasonable doubt Beat- four detegates-at-large from this state United 15 tie was calm and keDt the same do- tne-naiional has. bonair demeanor that he has had hOTever. jt 's said, agreed to keep his Eince the start of his trial. chief lieutenant, Hugh Nichois, lieu- Thursday afternoon in the Beattie tenant governor, out CaSe Vf-S taken up tbs arSument (Continued on Page 5) Statistics of Census Bureau Show That Washington State Death Rate Is Lowest. WASHINGTON Peculiar Excuse Given by Biga- mist Forgetting He Already Had Wife. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept notic beer" touched off nonchalantly in the parlor of a hydropathist is the reason Norman Skillen, an expert el- ectrician, forgot himself and married j another woman living only three squares away from the one whom be wedded a dozen 3 ears ago. That's the excuse Skillen gave Judge Swearmger when charged with bigamy in court It didn't him trom a sentence of four months in the workhouse Here's Skillen's story in brief: went to home of Mrs. Wm. Demand for an outside speaker of prominence to discuss some of the big constitutional questions, and for a better arrangement for the discus- sion of subjects assigned, again voiced at the meeting of the Erie County Convention league at the court house Thursday evening. Vice President Bliss, presid- ing in the absence of Judge Kelly, who was ill, announced that he would provide for the entertainment of vis- iting speakers if the committee in charge will arrange to bring them here. It was decided that the meetings hereafter should commence at S p. m, this hour being favored as more like- ly not to interfere with other en- gagements. Dr. Bliss said it was too bad no definite program or speakers had been arranged and W. H Watts suggested that the committee, in se- lecting a subject for discussion, rhould also assign at least two mon to lead the discussion. There was no one to begin the dis- cussion on the subject, assigned for Thursdav evening, but W. H. Watts finally undertook it, al- though declaring he was not prepared. Eventually the discussion became de- cidedly interesting. (Continued on Page Two.) Friends of David Jayne Hill per- st, despite denials and explanations, n believing his resignation as TJmtec tates ambassador to Berlin and from le diplomatic service was forced hey attribute his retirement to the nfluence of Secretary of State Kno3 ver the president. OLDEST INHABITANT THERE Jonathan P. Vrory Lhod in Ashtabitla County 81 Years and Seldom Sees City. Buckeye state. To make this harmonv wealth of the nation i arrorL- tn SLnt ,a ntending to a statement issued or the beer. hnrpan tnrtnv list ner 1 000 of nirvn 10 That of tie entire Man and Driver Shot From Ambush and Box Contain- ing Stolen. __ POTTSVILLE. Pa., Sept. 8 Un- known robbers who made good their escape murdered Joseph Zehner. a paymaster, and Samuel Watkins, his driver, robbing them of in casi while they were on their way to off emploves. Both men had been grfpt e-vidently from ambush and in- killed. Zehner lived in Lansford and was a contract miner in charge of exten- sive coal stripping operations for the Valley Coal and Navigation pp. Shortly before noon he stopped at Hie ccalcompany's office in Lansford m company with Hopkins, his driver He told the clerks he was going to over to the shippings to day his The roads led through a very country road a distance of two Later a teamster in driving over same road came across a horse Mfched to a buggy grazing along the roadside. In the carriage were the opales of the two men. 4rmed men are scouring the conn- and every town is aroused, trail of blood leading from an ish several hundred yards below point at which the bodies were .--.Jd indicated the scene of the hold- It is believed that when the shots fired, the horse took fright and "a 'away up the steep grade and thas ie outlaws, fearing detection, were the race governor The governor will pledge that no business gerrymander, which will __ _ least 14 districts more than possibly democratic, will be The or- ganization must get this pledge from the members In the gerrymander which is now under preparation by William L Fin- ley. state oil inspector, che thirteenth is made democratic as it now is. The bill is said to follow that prepared bv Senator Tom Dean last session and not one which passed the house as introduced 1n- Representative Fulton, of Licking, which died on the senate calendar. -According to the figures the north- est is the healthiest part of the country. New Hampshire shows the highest death rate. 17.3 per thousand. The death rate for Ohio was 13.7 rer 1900 The figures for 1910 kin for national death rate j ing side she came here from St. Paul i Minn to do some wiring. Was offered Thursday was refused marriage because he wasn't able to sign Saturday was married. Then he awoke and found himself a bigamist. ASHTABCLA, 0., la is full of pioneer and old lesidentsl this week, it being "home coming week" and also the centennial celebia- Leitz, It Is Said, Will Refuse to Make Concessions or Pledges. DIET2 PROMISES SUPPORT Defeated Candidate Sends Let- ter of Congratulation to the Nominee, MASON CITY, la., Weaver of the Iowa was fined ?1 an.d costs supreme court iy Justice Ran- govern' fiom IDS in j Judge Weaver is spending the mer at Clear Lake. for long lesidence in thp Avery has lived in Ashtabnla coun- i ty for SI yea's, but Wednesda} paid i his first visit to Ashtabula in a score, of years. It would take a book alogue the things Jonathan saw for' the first time He been In ing on, a farm nine miles from the city and i leaves it seldom. assp MANY KILLED IN THE COLLAPSE OF CASINO NICE, France. Sept workmen are known to be dead and twenty-five are missing in the col- lapse of the casim El Dorada, which was undergoing repairs, today It believed none of the missing men es- caped death. THINK WEDDING AT HAND i__ Unusual Activities on Part of Astor and Prospective Bride Arouse Gotham. to follow. Two Italians who were excitedly try- fflf to buy tickets for Elizabeth, X. J., arrested at Parryville, Carbon Ceinty, and brought to Mauch Chunk ifl4 held as suspects. Two Slavonians later arrested at Allentown on NEW YORK, Sept Activities greater than that of yesterdaj con- vinced Gotham that th John Jacob Astor and marriage of Miss Mada- line Force was but a few hoaTs off. The Astor yacht Noma was heavily stocked with provisions and coal. As- tor rushed about in a taxicab appar- ently on the most important errands all day. At the Force home there was a, corresponding buzz of activity. It is said that Astor has secured the services of a pastor in Connecticut to perform the ceremony. Until today Astor has met rebuff from overv minister he asked to wed him to Miss Force, despite his gen- erous offer of as fee. In the vicinity of the bride-to-be's home the ceremony PERRY CENTENNIAL COMMISSIONERS MEET. 5 J. THE WEATHER. Forecast That certain men of the so-called organization are already making over- tures to William Leitz, democratic nominee for mayor, was reported on will refuse to anything to the organization, insist upon going into office, if elected, fre from any pledges or ob- ligations. Some organization men are con- demning the action of Al C Lerniann if elected, free from any pledges or ch- in openl} declaring against Leitz. The publication of a story that he was Word to Friend Is Hell Show Up Saturday for Sentence. JUDGE NOT WORRIED AS TO WHEREABOUTS Turner Gives Up Hope of Corn fession but New Sensation j May Come, Attorneys for Rodney J, Diegle, convicted senate sergeantat- arms, held a conference Friday and attempted to locate thetr cli- ent Diegle must be in court Sat- urday morning at 9 o'clock or for. felt a bond of Prosecutor Turner announced that he had given up hope of obtaining a con- fession from Diegle. Judge kead said he was not worrying over Diegle's whereabouts as he had notified Diegle's attorneys to 'have their client in court tomor- row. Just what has become of Diegle a question. He is said to have left Sandusky and Diegle confirms this. She said Friday she knew where he was but that she was not at liberty to tell. One report said he had gone to Shelby. Through a friend Diegle made It cnown that he will be in Columbus Saturday morning. What he Intends to do is a mystery but a sensational turn would be no surprise. According to a special to the Star- Journal from Columbus, It is the pre- sent intention, following the passing of sentence at 9 a. m. Saturday to re- move Diegle at once to tie state pris- on, and while it is probable that M will spend Sunday behind the gray stone walls of the state prison, It la said that his attorneys will. Just aa soon as Diegle is transferred to big prison, make an effort to have him released on habeus corpus proceed- ings, papers for such a procedure al- ready having been made out, It is said, and are ready to serve. Judge Kankead called Prosecntins Attorney Turner before him and asked whether or not any delay was wanted in passing sentence on the former state official, and when he was notified that there was not, Diegle's attorneys notified to have their man la courft Saturday morning. It would not be surprising if Die- lie came in and offered to make a confession. Yet it has not been asfeed :or. the only inducement of that kind seing held out to him having at the time he solicited a conference with the state attorney and the coun- ty prosecutor. At that time he was :old that they would use their fnflu- :nee in having the court suspend any )rison term that might be glvea him f he made a full and complete con- "ession of all he knew about graft during the recent session of the gen- eral assembly He said that he would do this, and was given time to put-it n writing as per his own request. Tothing more has been heard from him, except a denial over Ms owa lame that he had anything to con- ess, a story just the opposite of what he attorneys for the state had beeff ed to believe from their conversation nth Diegle. Since that time there have beea many reports of alleged confessions, managing editor of the Demokrat i bin not one word in writing has come seems to have caused a stir in certain (from Diegle himself. The remainin- circles and required a retraction and correction. of Temperatuie at 7 a m.. 6i de- grees Temperature one jear ago, 69 drgsees Sun r'sfx Srtturdaj at a. m. and rets at 5 .11 p m (standard time) Maximum wind for honis ending at noon 12 mi'os northeast at o'c'ock 'i Friday morning. j I tins letter: "Sandusky, 0., Sept. 7. 'Mr. V.'Uliam Leitz, "Sandusky, 0. "Dear Sir "I congratulate jou on your nom- ination for mayor and hope that you will be elected i "You ma> rest assured of my hearty support during the campaign" and ..n flection day "Yours truly. "JACOB D1ETZ" indictments will not benollied against him by Prosecuting Attorney Turner, but will be held against Diegle as a further inducement for him to "change his mind COMMISSIONERS ME El 10 PLAN CELEBRATION individual Cups or Drinking Fountains Must Be Used Hereafter. The Sandusky board of health has decreed that the unsanitary drinking cup must go. Sanitary Policeman John McDermott Friday morning be- thS _------_ .TV V J. 4 lUMi i-llili., IfV Notables Go to Put-in Bay to Arrange -for Perry's Victory Memorial and Ciash Develops-lslanders the board, gave notice that individual Will Observe Day. With rlistinsMished members of Wairprson. Perry's Victory Centennial commis-' chosen 'i1 sion arming at Put-in Bay, Fndaj, the Ohio training ship drinking cups must be provided for each person or else sanitary drink- ing fountains must be installed. The orders resulted from the re- fgiport macie to it by Dr. Peterson, his place. j health officer, on the state law pro- thdt all is not the use of one drinking cup of LouisvUle, will plans for the memorial and the celebration m 1913 began to take definite form. Everything is in read- iness, also for the celebration held Saturday. Members of the commission arriv ed in Cleveland Thursday and let forenoon for Put-in l-'ay them being Col. Henry Wat terson. Gen. Nelson A. Miles ufn-iuijri an is not narmon-1 Ulc U5t ol one (in: mi's in the Ohio commission and more tllan one person, raav rrean a movement against Web-'t In the public school buildings, the ster P. Himtmeton for the position i board insists that sanitary fountains of secretarj-senetal. Webbioe installed Br. Peterson has alreadjr Hayes of Fremont has clashed not.ice on Superintendent ti h be Huntington on several occasions. theliiains the requirements of the law latest bein? over arrangements to vis- and tne Board's retommendation. Jt the tomb at Williams will likely refer th. which were made b-v communication to the board of approved b-v Huntlngton. tion at its next meeting At the seventh For the Saturdav at the W8rd and 3t and Sfs- ssid j Paul's the The meting of the Perry's Victory Centennial commissioners at Put-in Bay, beginning today, Js the most im- selected, plans adopted for the M.vTr n mnrini Qnrf i address. Mayor T. R Alexand- r ovr rn wni S p- W1 a utjmt; tut; talk is current that the Connecticut i vet held. Col. Watterson may pastor is preparing to perform the succeed Commodore Worthington as I_____ r> _____ __ __ _...ii ...x! __ _. aoom ti.-ui p m. [president-general. NELSON.A-MnaHu George Worthington will retire as president of the national or inter- state commission and Col. Henry The full list of centennial commis- (Continued on Page Two.) fountain sjstem Is readv in use and has been found satisfactory. The order also tneana that drinking fountains must be In- stalled in the parks. Sanitary Officer McDermott FVMtf declared that he had met with rally no opposition to the boAnl't ders, employers and insly being in favor of the indiTl4Mt drinking idea. cup or drinking JEWS PA PER I rWSPAPER!
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