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Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 8, 1923, Sandusky, Ohio THE WEATHER FAIR TONIGHT AND SUNDAY; NOT MUCH CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE. STAR SUPREME IN ITS EIELD S ATURDAY- EDITION UNDAY- FEATURES FIFIY-SIXI H YhAH. 20 PAGES SANDUSKY, OHIO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1923. SANDOUSKI �WRITES MONDAY evening property owners hold a meeting at Bogart to protest against the proposed reconstruction of the Milan-rd. They say destruction of the present} road Is needlessly extravagant, and that resurfacing would be the more economical and sensible plan. Taxpayers pre making themselves hltrd. Extravagance In road building Is no longer being tolerated. The propaganda for good roads has had more than the desired result. It has overshot the mark, and has per mitted the waste of much good money. Many have profited; . the taxpayer has paid. It is because the people have permitted the management of their affairs to get out of their own hands. In Brie-co needless expense Is now being decried on all sides. The people still want good roads, but they want a fairer distribution of road funds and more careful expenditure. They'll see that they get it. Complaints have been heard from E. Madisori-st residents that their dirt road is in dire need of attention. A few stones judiciously distributed might improve the road a hundred per cent. Judging from experience, if Madison-st residents had filed their complaint in the spring they might now bo due for some attention. A survey will bo made of the water works plant to determine if the smoke nuisance can be eliminated. It can be, if the proper steps are taken. Why not make the improvement general, and get rid of all the smoke? PRISONERS SCALE WALL oao o=o ODc Dally. 3 Cents Saturday 5 Onta NUMBER 283, OHIO PEN ND MINER oao oao HEADS LEAGUE on Adams-st west of have made many �im- Residents Lawrence-st _______ .......j -im- provements to the boulevard between walks and curbs and some of them have been greatly annoyed by conditions that have arisen in the last few weeks. During a wind storm some time ago an old tree was razed. For nearly a week owners and occupants of the property permitted the tree to blockade the sidewalk. It was then trimmed of some of the limbs and the trunk placed on the boulevard. It is unsightly and not at all in keeping with the condition of many lawns-in � the vicinity, owners of which regret that the owner of tho tree dots not see fit to remove it'from the boulevard! The city again plans bond issues for the resurfacing of Columbus-av, Tiffin-av and Washlngton-rw, Tho best way to conduct a publicity campaign for the bond issues would be to give every voter a ride over the pavements. Disagreement on Some Technicalities Worked Out At Conference Today. HARRISBURG, Va., Sept. 8.- Rapid strides toward settlement of nil details in the new working contract with anthracite miners were made today when union and operator delegates held a joint session at the capi-tol. After tho morning meeting botli sides announced they confidently expected to finish the work before midnight. Sandusky Boy Scout council offers a free course in Scout leadership. An excellent opportunity for men interested in boys. "Scouting needs big men," Scout Executive Brown says. Everything needs big men. Tho important thing is, Scout training and experience in boy leadership helps to make men big. That is why the opportunities for boy leadership offered by the council should attract men who want to broaden themselves. We wonder where the livestock was at this year's fair? In our opinion, livestock and agriculture should be the biggest part of any county fair. We recommend that the fair board in the next year center its energies on these ments. two depart For the length of time the public has been deprived of the use of the sidewalk and probably will be deprived of it on the Jackson-st side of tho Rieger hotel excavation, we would judge a boardwalk could be used most advantageously. The city spent some money replacing pretty gravelpaths in Washington park with cement walks, but evidently doesn't see the need of a sidewalk on the north side of Tyler-st, near Campbcll-st. A rrest Anderson On Old Warrant AKRON,' Sept. 8.-Harry R. Anderson, former treasurer of the defunct Warrenty Discount Co. in which Akron investors lost $800,000 is in county jail today charged with embezzlement. He was arrested at the country home of his father-in-law nta>- hero : after a search had been conducted for him since last May when he was secretly indicted by the grand jury. The specific charge against Anderson is embezzling of $20,000 from the company. He is alleged to hf.ve diverted the money from tho company's funds for his own use. Harding Estate Worth $600,000 MARION, Sept. S.-Marion businessmen and friends of the lato President Harding whose will was filed for probate yesterday estimated today that the estate Is worth approximately $600,000. Relatives, his home town and local chuches were the principal beneficiaries, according to terms of Mr. Harding's will. By PAUL R. MALLON, (United Press Staff Correspondent.) HARRISBURG, Sept. 8.- The end of the anthracite strike is in sight. Both miners and operators, having agreed to Gov. Pinchot's proposals for a settlement, are now engaged in drafting a new contract. When it is finished it will be submitted to a tri-district conference at Wilkes-Barre fyv ratification and the suspension will be declared at an end. The miners, in accepting Pinchot's basis of settlement, abandoned their demand for the check off and for a twenty per cent wage increase. The operators in accepting, agreed to a ten per cent, wage increase and to recognition of the union without the check off. At 7:15 p, m. Friday miners and operators resumed their joint ses- , sions, having been brought together j again through tho intercession of Pinchot. They adjourned at midnight and it was understood substantial progress in drafting a new contract had been made. Pinchot last night received a telegram of congratulation from President Coolidge. Technical points of the proposed contract which will send anthracite miners back to work were discussed today when operators and union delegates went into conference again with Gov. Pinchot. Some dispute has arisen over the details and it may take some time to reach final conclusion. Both sides, however, now are in complete accord on the chief points. Will Ask Increase. CHICAGO, Sept. 8.-Officials of (Turn To Page 10-No. 5.) r AFTIKG Defends oao one CONTRACT Premier Mussolini Action of Italy By It To U. S. Vera Cruz Incident Comparing (Editor's Note-Premier Mussolini, central figure in the Grccu-Italian dispute u'hich has involved all Europe and imperiled the very existence of the League of Nations, holds the key to the situation, white leading allied statesmen wail to see what his next move will be. In an interview1 with the United Press the Italian premier defend, his position.) a- DEFENDS ACTION Cosmo de la Torrlente. Dr. Cosmo de la Torriente, Cuban statesman recently elected president of the league of nations, is the man upon whom rests the responsibility of curbing the defiant Italians. His colleagues declare him a fearless statesman. He will become Cuban ambassador to tho U. S. after the league sessions. KILLED BY ACCIDENT LAKE FOREST, 111., Sept. 8.-F. Edson White, jr., 15, son of the president of Armour & Co. is dead hero today, the victim of an accidentally discharged shotgun with which he was attempting to ward off the attack of an infuriated bull ct the White farm. White was using the gun as a club. It exploded as he hit the animal across the nose. ;s LIST" IN "LOVE DIA ALL INFORMATION Wealth, Health and Amenability Set Down Opposite Names-Man Is Arrested. By R. A. DONALDSON, (United Press Staff Correspondent) LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8.-Love letters from women in various parts of the country, discussing matrimony, a "love diary," giving the financial rating and stale of health of an "heiress list" and other strange documents were found by police who raided the rooms of a man suspected of being Dr. Percival Allen. The suspect is held here to face a murder charge arising from the pois-onlng of pretty Anna Danielson, wealthy Minneapolis girl. He refuses to talk about the charge or the diary, or police allegations that he courted Ellen Poss of Rochester, Minn., while having been through a marriage ceremony with Beiie Parker, a preacher's daughter, of Evans-ville, Wisconsin. Police say they also discovered what appears to be a form letter for use in proposing to members of the "heiress list." The list contained names of girls with the amounts of their prospective wealth, health, pulchrituro and amenability opposite each, as for instance: "She has $150,000-will got $500,-000 more when father dies." After the names of some of the girls, although they were listed as "good looker" would be the words "no means," "cold proposition," "no good," "does not answer letters," etc. One letter written to the suspect offered him $15,000 if he would marry the writer. Department of justice agents also unearthed one of tho suspect's letters which had not been mailed: "I note your application says you have no children and have $17,000. Oh my darling dear how I wish I could be in your midst now and I am sure I could- prove my worthiness." �� CAU SEDISASTER ? Mountain Off Yokohama! Belched Fire, Then Sank Into Sea Causing Tidal Wave. By CLARENCE DUBOSE, (United Press Staff Correspondent.) (Copyright 1923 by United Press.) (Copyright in Great Britain.) (Copyright in Canada.) TOKIO, (by wireless from Iwaki,) Sept. 8-The earthquake of Saturday which shook from their foundations the cities of Tokio and Yokohama and a score of smaller cities, with appalling loss of life and destruction of property, was the dying convulsion of the once great volcano Oshiina, lying off the coast near Yokohama. The volcano, simultaneous with the quake, erupted, spreading destruction over its picturesque slopes where islanders farmed peacefully and sold their famous shell orjia-rnents to visitors. * The Oshima collapsed and sank into the sea. carrying its inhabitants with it. ' From tho spot where the volcanic isle had stood, a great tidal wave rushed upon the Japanese coast, en- j gulfing part of hapless Yokohama I while that city still trembled in the great 'quakes and took fire. Meanwhile, in Tokio, tho destruction was great. Three-fourths of the capital was destroyed. Fires followed -%he quakes and raged unchecked for two days and two nights. Southward from Tokio to Yokohama, the great industrial region was almost completely devastated. Yokohama was nearly wiped out. The damage extended a hundred miles southward of this city. Broken communications have made it impossible to determine as yet the full extent of the damage in these regions. landslides poured in from bluffs and hills as the earth crumbled unable to stand the strain of the tremors. Lighter earth shocks continued for four days and four nights. Communications almost throughout the whole of Japan were disrupted by estimates-perhaps bastd on nothing better than guesses- made here, are that the homeless Turn To Page^lO-No. 4.) By CAMILLO CIANFARRA. (United Press Staff Correspondent. ROME, Sept. 8.-"Would America permit a number of foreigners to place a value on an offense against her dignity and her flag?" Premier Mussolini demanded in an interview on Italy's attitude, granted the United Press just before lie left for Milan to attend the grand prix automobile races. "Defense of the League of Nations by a section of the press of a country which refused to join the league is strange, to say the least," the fascist! chieftain continued. The interview was Mussolini's apologia for Italy's stand. The premier showed plainly he felt American criticism of that .attitude was unjustified. Mussolini received me last evening in his large studio. He appeared very tired after a long day in receiving in audience scores of people and dictating instructions to Benito Mussolini. officials at home and abroad between times. When he talked, It was slowly and deliberately, weighing every word, as if the task of refuting arguments of the American press was painful to him. Tho fact is that Mussolini never expected to find opposition in America to the stand he had taken. "I really am sorry," ho began, "that I have not the full text of the speech the then President Wilson delivered when bodies of sailors who ' fell at Vera Cruz after the Tampico I incident arrived home. That speech was inspired by the pride of a country fully conscious of her dignity and her mission in tho world. "It might very well have been delivered by me over the remains of members of the Italian mission murdered along the great white road at Janina, built by the skill and effort of our troops. , "With that speech I would also i bo telling Europe and the Americas j unequivocally and with great frank- | ness the reasons for Italy's attitude j towards Greece. "To that section of the American press which is accusing Italy of Imperialistic aims and of intimidating a weak power, I would reply using the same arguments President Wil- , son used in his message to congress j of April 20, 1914. He then said the manifest danger of tho situation consisted in the fact that such an ineU dent would grow worse, thus leading to armed conflict but that re* dress such as Hucrta should make would by attracting popular attention teach that the incident must \ not occur again. That situation'was i similar to ours. "When the brigand Pancho Villa fired against an American border town the United States did not hesl-(Turo To Page 10-No. 1.) Mrs. Belle W. Blfss, Barabce. Wis., has been elected national press dent of tho Women's Relief Corp;. Her choice was unanimous. PETIM ian GREEKS 1 Report From Corfu Says Greeks Arrested and Examined As Spies. LONDON, Sept, 8.-Greeks burned down the Italian consulate at Patras and Italians retaliated by killing two Greeks, according to a Cenlral News dispatch quoting Corfu advices. CORFU, Sept. 8.-Italian car-abiners today arrested four Gr?ek gendarmes, caught in the act of attempting to land on the island. The Greeks declared they had deserted from their regiment at Epirus where, they said, frequent and bloody mutinies took place. Their story is beiiur investigated to determine if they are spies. Bowl Filling Pastime Has Premiums For All __i_ Participants Already Entered Fail To Find Any Hard Work but Agree It's Easiest Thing Ever 0 ffered. Rioting at Pavrasso^ ROME, Sept. 8.-An anti-Kalian demonstration occurred at Pavrasso, Greece, in which (here is an Italian colony of about 5,-030, according to the Giornaie D'ltalia's Corfu correspondent. Many were wounded on both sides as the Italians retaliated and police finally surrounded the quarter formed the official board of to protect the foreigners. > church six weeks ago that ho would --- ! not likely be returned to Sandusky. It is possible tho above clash and1 Following the announcement a that described in a Central News pastor supply committee was ap-dispatch from Rome to London quot- pointed consisting of W. S. Sharp, ing Corfu reports are the same. The chairman. W. A. Richardson, and Central News report located the an- j p. h. Goodell. At a subsequent ti-Italian disturbance at Patras, a meeting of the congregation W. S. Greek city of about 38,000 inhnbt- j sharp was elected lay delegate to *ants- _ j the lay electoral conference to bo GREECE SENDS ULTIMATUM. j heJJ ^L^nuaTcorporation meeting ROMK, Sept. 8.-A special Lnud congregation last Wednesday Tress dispatch from Corfu says it is *of hTruste08 TjCslie Black, (Turn To Pago 10-No. t>.) ,. Mrs Ro8Clla.pacer arul w. A. Rich- ' ardson expired. Mr. Black requested that ho not be re-elected and W. S. Sharp was chosen to the office and Mrs. Facer and Mr. Richardson were re-elected trustees. Members of Trinity church Satur- Trinity's Pastor For Four Years Will Not Come Back, Is Report The Rev. W. E. W. Seller, pas tor of Trinity M. E. church for four years during which time $66,000 were added to the cash resources for building purposes and the membership increased 25 per cent, is not expected to be returned to the Sandusky pastorate by the Js'orth-East Ohio conference which convenes in LakewOod M. E. church at Cleveland next week. This was announced Saturday to be the desire of Pastor Seller and oC District Superintendent Smith, but tho proposed change Is subject to the approval of tho bishop of this conference. Pastor Seller will conduct services at Trinity Sunday which are expected to be his last in the local church. He goes to Cleveland Monday to attend sessions of the mission board and of tho conference which opens on Tuesday. There will be no preaching service in Trinity on Sept. 10 and Mr. Seller expects to return to Sandusky on Monday, Sept. 17 to complete-amrrrgements to move to his new church the pulpit of which ho will occupy the following Sunday when the. new Sandusky pastor likely will occupy tho pulpit at Trinity. Inquiry of Mr. Seller Saturday re- j day expressed regret at the con-garding his return brought the reply templated departure of the Rev. W. that tho district superintendent in- j E. W. Seller and family. Tho excel- tho | lent work accomplished in getting REV. W. E. W. SELLER. the new Sunday school house at Way no and Jefferson sts ready for occupancy in a few weeks, increased membership and other accomplishments during tho stay of the present pastor, they say, are greatly appreciated and lauded by members who had hoped he would consent to an (Turn To Page 10-No. 3.) Qihers Also Filed for School Board on Last Day. The time for the filing of petitions with tho county board of elections by candidates for the city commission and board of education and similar bodies in corporations and townships in tho county expired Friday-night. All candidates have now declared themselves. For the Sandusky city commission nine candidates will try for the three vacancies. Two desire reelection. Four petitions for election to the city board of education have been filed. Candidates for the- municipal judgeship are: George A. Beis, Edward J. Rosino and Claude J. Minor. Candidates for the city commUss on are: Charles A. Judson, E. W. Alt-staetter, George C. Hill, Ch.irles Thiem, P. Al Bahnsen, C. F. Miller, John L. Bechtel, Jerome G. Stoll and Edward W. Rhode. For the Sandusky board of education: Dr. J. T. Nicholson, Dr C. R. Knoble, Dr. J. D. Parker, Paul 11. Sprow. For county board of education: J-H. McCormick, B. J. Ford and August Scheld. Petitions filed by candidates for offices tn other municipalities and townships in the county are as follows: Vermilion village: For mayor, H. R. Williams; clerk. 1,. C. Blattner; treasurer, J. A Klaar: councilmen, Geo. Fischer, P. T. Kothe, A. \V. Berk, F. W. Wakefield, Clair H. Walker; board of public affairs, Geo. B. Parsons, Albert F. Wakefield, Henry Schmoll; board of education. Robt. C. Kane, C. F. Decker, Margaret Parsons. Vermilion-tp: Clerk, Herman Ball, Clair H. Walker, C. D. Powell; treasurer, C. A. Trinter; trustees, F. A. Haber, Jno. Kropf, Jno. H. Rciberg: board of education, A. J. T.ee. (Turn To Pago 10-No. 7.) Outsider Tipped Off Officials -Men On Duty Said To Have Been Involved in "Strike." COLUMBUS, Sept. 8-Fotir long time prisoners-a- murderer, two burglars and one imprisoned for assault-scaled a wall and escaped from the Ohio peniten- : tiary late today. Those who fled are: * 1'ert Dunivan, serving a life sen-,ca for second degree murder, i William Harris, serving the first r. of a 12 to 15 year sentence for: .:iary. . i\ Tony Ammerbach, In the second v of a fifteen year sentence for i-.-i:l.iry. Joe Carney, serving the first year >t a 20 year sentence for, cutting '.vith intent to wound. The men reached the penitentiary" wall after climbing to the .top of a Height car which was backing into' the prison grounds. They encountered C. S. Arthur, a v-uard, whom they struck over the head with his own mm. Arthur la in srious condition at the prison hos- tal. First news of the escape came to i-rison officials from an outside : ource. Families living near the prison said they saw the-men come over a wall, leap to the street below and run in several directions. AU were dressed In the grey denim oi Ohio convicts. It is a uni.~ * form, which except for the cap, is difficult to distinguish- from regular civilian .clothes. ' >v Day guards at the penitentiary, >. who threatened to strike last week, when the state refused to meet their wage demands .were on duty when the prisoners made their dash for freedom. . i Two of the escaped convicts were reported to have been seen on a? '; Pennsylvania freight train bound for Urbana. Two others are believed to have boarded a Hocking ValleyN freight train. Authorities of surrounding, town* were notified immediately. $ As soon as the work of determining the prisoners' identify was com- :; plete Warden Thomas started an ta� vestlgation to determine who wtf rt�?| sponsible for their get-away. , .'.'.; H1H TOLL OVER 5010 IN HAKE In The Fill The Bowl With Letters Pastime, there is plenty of room for many more to enter f.nd participate. Don't think because it is going to be so easy to pick up one of the big premiums that everybody but yourself has entered and that you have no chance of being one of the successful ones. Many more are thinking the same as you do and the that stand in your way any longer, for you are passing up a sura premium if you do. No Work Discovered None of the participants who have entered the Fill The Bowl With Let-ters Pastime thus far has been able to discover any hard work involved but, on the contrary, all seem to be of the opinion that it Is about the News Highlights result might mean more premiums j easiest thing they ever attempted than participants at the end. An | and wonder that such big cash pre-effort was made to arrange enough I miums are offered for so little er-premiums so that all who pa�tiei- fort. If you are not one of these wise pated would get one so if thinking ones and havo not entered tho Pas-it is too late or too crowded is your ! time because you thought it meant reason for not entering don't let i (Turn To Page 10-No. i.) SANDUSKY AND VICINITY. Pastor W. E. W. Seller will not return to Trinity M. E. church. Nine, candidates file petitions for city commissioners. Two Toledo and one Sandusky members of Castalia Trout club fined for possessing liquor. GENERAL NEWS Four convicts escape over wall of Ohio penitentiary in daylight. Coal miners and operutors frame new wage contract. Italians and Greeks clash hi two cities. Geo. Mills and S. 0. Richardson, Toledo, C. W. Hord, Sandusky, Plead Guilty. MILAN, Sept. S.-Three Castalia Trout, club members for whom warrants wero ^issued when prohibition enforcement agents raided lockers at the club recently paid fines totaling $525 and court costs in Mayor Ralph Beare'a court Saturday. Attorney James F. Flynti appeared and entered pleas of guilty. George Mills, Toledo, was fined $150 and court costs, S. O. Richardson, Toledo. $150 and costs, and Carey W. Hord, Sandusky, $225 and costs. 'Mayor Beare explained that Kurd's fine was high-, ,,, ,,4C ,lv,rMUS �Wuu m t er because more liquor was found in vention got under way today IS NEXT ON CRM LIST Discussion Started at W. C. T. U. Convention-W. 0. Thompson At-tacks K. K. K. COLUMBUS, Sept. 8.-The "rum problem" took a back seat today as the national convention of the W. C. T. U. considered the advisability of an anti-tobacco crusade. "No organization is so well qualified as this one to begin the next gr.-at fight, that against tobacco," declared Rev. Daniel Rittenhouse in a speech before the crusaders. . His declaration was considered by many delegates as a direct challenge to the W. C. T. U. Some were in favor of launching the campaign during the present convention. Others said it should go over until next year. A vigorous denunciation of the Ku Klux Klan by President W. O. Thompson of Ohio State university, stirred the convention session last night. "The klan is a disgrace to civilization," President Thompson said. "1 wish here to denounce publicly the-Ku Klux Klan as thoroughly mv American." , As the morning session of the con- Official Estimate Totals T,r 356,470 Quake Sufferers� -Foreign List Grows. s1 By CLARENCE DUBOSE t (United Press Staff Corresponded^ * IWAKI, Japan, Sept. 8--^/; though all Americans in Tokici > apparently have "escaped, from the Japanese fire and earth* M" quake with their lives, report*:<&.-:l from Yokohama indicate: that ^ the foreign death list there mar t , be heavy. \, , Counting nationals of all nationa, it Is apparent that foreign deatturln-that city will mount Into the*b,un�, dreds, although probably not aa<-hlgto.^ as some first reports indicated, By MOTO TAKAXA, .. (Assistant Foreign Editor of Oaak�':'% Mainichl.) TmTvJ (Written for the United Ihrja*WA| OSAKA. Sept. 8-Ja.pan*a Jeax&Li *|f quake sufferers today number'liWto? 5? 470. ; "Vjm^m An official announcement' to th|�*M effect has been issued la\~QM)gL^ which, with the confusion;* 8Jv6;#j(lOJ# vastation in Tokio, Is rapid^-bjecp^** Ing the center of Japanese oftJfiiaV#I and business life. 1 ( T'^ The same announcement aft$K,� 316,087 houses were destro^ed^lpl Saturday's shocks and the^. ttoat^ wave and fires that followed, ... .s&$JM It is stated that it Is stfll fopo" sible to estimate the number otdea :*p his locker Tho trials of three Sandusky cafe men has beeu set for Sept. 37, . a sky writer started blazing the name of a popular oigaret in the sky above Memorial hall. U. S. and Mexico" Sign Convention* WASHINGTON. Sept.' conventions between tha States and Mexico we**:alfcnftflb day at the state departinent. provides for settlement ot A0 claims in Mexico for lo*ie�5i* out of revolutionary acUvittM The other is for settleuet^ L other American claims mdJOl lean claims against t&�T States. Secretary of State 8 B. Warren and John signed tor the United Manuel TeUea, U�xfcaa*:> Mexico, ^T. 85186021 711?3132
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