Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
THE HOME PAPER. TODAY'S NEWS TOOAT THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDAY APRIL 27, 1911, LAST EDITION KNOTTY WHISKER QUESTION TO BACK TARIFF DISCUSSION OFF BOARDS Millionaire Packer And Bank ers Must Answer Charges of Contempt. REFUSED TO PRODUCE BOOKS OF ACCOUNT Illinois Probers Think The Can Get Facts Concern- ing Big Slush Fund. SPRINGFIELD, III., April 27. warrant was today issued for the arrest of Edward Tllden, Chi- cago packer, charged with contempt in refusing to pro- duce hie books before senate committee that Is investigating the election of United States Sen- ator Lorlmer. From these books it Is expected to be established that Tllden was custodian of the 000 slush fund alleged to have been raised. Warrants were also Issued for the arrest of W. C. Cummings and George M. Bene- dlot, Chicago bankers, who have refused testify. By a vote of 40 to 7, the senat ordered the arrest of Tilden. Benedic and Cummings and the appearance o the three bankers before the senat to show cause why they should no be punished for contempt. The alleged contempt also consist in the refusal of the thiee men to submit as evidenc'e befoie the senate committee, the bank records It has, been alleged, that these bank books might prove some of the stories told of moneji said to have been sub- scribed toward the election of Lori- mer 1'nder oath, all three have denied am knowledge of any such funds and. have sworn that their accounts show nothing bearing on the sub- letl. They pleaded that to show the bank accounts would be unjust to the customeis The question of con- tempt was argued at length before the senate Attorneys foi Tilden, Cummings and Benedict were pres- ent, prepared to argue against the a- doplion of the report Attorney John J. Healy of the bribery committee, opened the arguments by explaining the terms of the resolution under which the committee was instructed to Investigate bribery, charges made against certain members of the legis- lature. Mr. Healy said the senate had full authority by itself or its com- mittee to examine and command all witnesses within the state to testify under oath and to compel them to pi o- duce any papeis or documents tha1 might be requested, Mr Healy furth- er said that no witnesses testifying before the bribery committee could be imprisoned or charged with any crim- inal offense Mr. Benedict and Mr. Cummings according to Mr. Hedly, have given no reason for their refusal to testify frefore the ,-onnnittee, waiting the of Tiiden's case before the Var of thi senate -NUMBER 170 THE WEATHER Forecast tonight and 1 Fridav, not much change in tein- peratnre. Temperature at 7 a m. 56 de- prees one year ago 44 Temperature degrees. Sun rises Friday at t-3} a. m 1 and sets at 6 .'4 p. m. (standaid time Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending AT noun 1 miles east at Wednesday af- ternoon Committee Reports Out B For Oregon Plan Of Elect- ing U. S. Senators. TRY AGAIN FOR TAX BILL CJLLlIi 4zLiMIS> A Joint debate, notable m the an- als of Washingtop, is to be held in he assembly room of the National ress Club on the evening of May Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana, ormer Speaker Cannon, of Illinois, Nicholas Long worth, Ohio, and Representative Ollie ames, of Kentucky, are to be the articlpants. President Taft has displayed the oenest Interest in the meeting and! peaker Champ Clark is to be present I n an advisory capacity. The debate, i however, is to be nonpartisan. The question at issue is of world-wide iiri- portance. This is it: "Resolved, that whiskers are a greater detriment to a man than a bald head." The affirmative has been placed in the hands of Messrs James and Long- worth, who long ago lost interest in the price of a hair cut. The negative will be warmly upheld by Messrs. Kern and Camion. The former wears a beard of the of Justice Hughes, while the latter has a Lincoln-like hirsute adornment. Demociats Think They Ca Put Through Measure Which Was Beaten, COLVMBUS. 0., April firs result of Governor Harmon's flayin of the democrats of the legislature las night came quickly today when th senate committee on privileges an elections spoiled out the Wvman bi whuh provides for the Oiegon plai of electing United States senators The bill has already passed the hous and will now be voted on by the sen ate within a week. Democratic members of the hous are confident they can now pu through the Edwards bill for deput tax commissioners in each count which was defeated yesterday, 51 t 54. with nine democrats Th bill was attacked from all sides when it came up for flnal passage in th. house yesterday, and its voyage wa made a very rough one until it wa defeated. Six more votes were need ed to pass it. The Green employers' liability bil Is still pending. Grosser failed with an amendment to broaden the righ to enter court Reid tried to raise from 10 to 20 per cent the employes share, and was defeated 74 to IS. The Hiltenkamp hank deposit guar antee bill was defeated, 6 to 78 On the senate side, the Keller bil for the nonpartisan election of ju- dicial officers went the way. of all progressive measures in the senate Without debate it went down to de- feat at the hands of the bipartisan alliance. An effort will probably be made toirevise It. The next admin- istration measure will be the bill pro viding for a central board of control, aud while the opinion prevails that it will carrv, there is danger that it will have all its teeth taken out in advance The morning sessions of the house are proving of great advantage in clearing up the calendar, and if the present speed is maintained it looks oeunLur majority leaner in tnc tnough the final adjournment ernor but particular exceptions were upuer branch'was selected as be "liddle of mudti hi- _ _ filllpt pffnrt __" GOVERNOR PLEADS FOR GETS PROMISE COLUMBUS, O, April what and pravers were used to bring them 11 be the effect ot last night's dem- into line. ratic caucus at which Gov Harmon Tne hall of the house representa- eaded for and urged thu enactment tives was cleared of all except demo- promised big measures, can only be cratlc members and a few 5tate offl. njectured Ihose present by a and newspaper correspondents g vote, agreed to support tie gov- senator Green, majority leader in the rot reactionari senators, man, and Representative Irviu of Pre- Cetone, Cahill, Dore and Huffman. Dle, secretary Roll call showed Giay Contrary to all expectations, Sena- Hudson the onl senat T f most House absentees were: Brewer, Con- sen- I sent utilities bill might be reported Crawford Kuebler McYfil- thp a I..' even pt'onqpv than the hams, Warnes and Whit- _.._ In his talk to the legislators, the leeonimenrlpitons of the senate inves- j governor took up eveiy platform mmmmoo i, 'pledge except runiforni- which had been killed in both Another Bribe Scandal. MADISON, Wis April 27 After The resolution is most sweeping in character, reviewing the report and I leeommenrlptlonb of the senate j floating committee, and in addition requests that the T'nited States in next week to take a week's recess in order to give some of the commit- tees time to catch up with their work, but even with the committees lagging behind in their labors and reports, they are far ahead of the house and vestigate the election of Isaac Steph- Cetone objected to the presence of .i-dilc and not a public mporan progressive measures The report further recommends that received blanket" endorsement on rosecutions be mstltiited by the dis- rising vote, hut after Representativ ict attorn branches He added ihe mS Sblrv to cor- important progressive measures prosec pivoGvuiiuup, UK lubuiuiea ny cne dis-.nsius vote, nui ancr representatives iyn.TTlf Met attorney of Dane county atainst Kennedy of Allen and Smith of Mar- ill persons shown by the testimony to ion hn'' n rn, were nave committed billow SEN. FRYE RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF SENATE WASHINGTON, D C., April 27 Because of ill health, Senatoi Fne of Maine today sent in his resignation as president pro tem of the senate ion had expressed a sentiment for ceptions by individuals. Representative Russell of Wayne, partv lender, the evidences of hostility which followed. Immedi- atelv after Gov Hanron concluded he moved an.adiouinmeut hut withdrew the motion when thorp were cries of and Lieut Gov. Nichols was presented. by Rep- colleague. Cetone When the cor- Ore admitted Cetone and Huffmtn started to leave, but were persuaded to stay Representative Connaughton later moved to open the of order. Representative Wyman of Shelby t, iv vi twice opposed policv of palliating He is the. oldest senator f.om point'those difftiences with the Dfseryic.. havlnt; been ,n the Derate (party prog.am He thought thev Bince IS81. The senate will elect a .should he harshly dealt with or called successor ito the momlK.K- Dent.hj tears 0. April 27 Elev- Hi indictments weie handed down by Ihe federal grand jurv late lay, Charging and rebating In violation of the Klkms law The charges directly involve four leading ore carrying railroads, five lock companies and three individ- lals representing the ore and rail- road interests concerned, and indireit- ly open up prospects for innumerable lults against subsidiary companies of steel trust and independent furii- ice interests who fluire as shippers Und who. it is alleged, have bene- Ited by rebate1; Specifically the railroads are charjr- with rebating to the dock com- panies, and the dock companies to Be shippers. R. Hanca and R I, Ireland. M. A, Hanna aad Companvi and B. T. McCabe, of PitMnire, fourth president of the Pennsvhania jallroaii, are personallv indicted. .Mr Banna and Mr. McCaoe in connec rot with the alfeged signing of con- tracts under which the Hanna com- M the operator of the Ohio wwtern Pennsylvania Dock company, b charged with promisee of Individu- 11 rebates to shippers rcturutd a- gainst the Lake Shore Michigan .Southern ra'hiav conspir- jacy with die .M.-honJne Shenanso. tnion and AsManula do-k comparifs at Ashlabula and the Con- neaut Dook conipanj at Conneaiit The Lake Shore the Pennsylvania (He BeSi'mer L.ike Erie, .oniied by the steel trust, and the Niokle Piste are sperificalh charged with reflating in violation of the Eitjjns law The charaes weic specifically de- n'ed and intimations were given trat they should he fought strenuoi: 1- the railioads and the dock compani" In the cusp of Ihe Ohio Wcs'pru company it is c) anred that the Pennsylvania owns the do'k prrp-rties. are A Honna Co. and operated by that concein c, ock i? exhibit ed diawn by that company and pav- ab'c to the order of tbe Cai'npsic company for SoO.llIM The check is drawn on ihe Vn.on National uank of Cleveland and on a form accom- panying it is stated that-the sum rep- resents the Carnegie company's por- tion of remaining surplus earnings of ore shinned from the Pennsylvania company dock for the jear ending March 31, 1909. (Continued on Page 2) senate, and enough work Is laid out I to keep both branches busy- for sev- eral days. Night sessions are now planjua for next week, and sessions will continue throughout Friday in- stead of the usual Thursday after- noon adjournment in the senate. TO AID MOTHER CINCINNATI, 0, April 27. Mrs. McXamara. mother of the two Mc- Namara bovs. today received an invi- tation from the working women of Los Angeles to go there and be with her bovs during the trial They 1 promised to pay all of her expenses DECLARES HE PLENTY OP Burns Insists He Can Show McNamara's Responsibil- ity For Dynamiting. CASES IN OTHER STATES Should Los Angeles Prosecu- tion Fail, Charges Will Be Pressed Elsewheie, INDIANAPOLIS, April John .1 McXamara escape comiction in 1-os Angeles on the charge of dyna- miting the Los Angeles Times biuld ing he will he bronchi back to Illinois Indiana or some other state and there forced to stand trial on the c'l.irae of dynamiting bridses and buildings This was the announcement today of Detective AV J. BuriK who declarer! he had indisputable evidence that Me Naniara was responsible foi such out- rages in almost everv state in the union McXamara, he declaies. will be kept right on being tried in dif- ferent states until he is convicted. Burns denied that there was any 'frame-up' Because he had been bound over Burns refused to testi- fy before the grand jury Walter Drew of. York, counsel for the National Erectors' association, was fined and costs in police court on conviction of having assaulted a constable that was seeking to serve a warrant on Burns, charging him with complicity in the alleged kid naping of McXamara________ The fine was suspended by Police Judge Collins, by whom McNamara lad been turned over to a Los An geles police oflicer in the extradition iroceedings. Detective Burns was called before he grand jury, but as he had been lound to the grand jury in the Inves igation of the kidnaping charge he declined to testify. QUITS RAILROAD FOR STEEL WORKS 10 TAKE HER LIFE Believes Some Unknown Per- son Has Tried To Chloro- form Her and Boy. DETECTED ODOR OF DRUG WHEN AROUSED Says Several Similar Attempts Have Been Made In The Past Two Years, arren J Lynch, who has re signed as passenger traffic manager' of the New York Centi.il lines west! of Buffalo to become vue president) of the American Steel Foundries, with headquartfcis in Xevv Yoik, on- teied railvvav service m 1883 ,.s a clerk in .i.uitors officer ot the Columbus, Cincin- nati i Indianapolis Haiivvav .it Cleveland. He advanced rapidly and became passenger traffic niana ger of the Xew York Central lines Guarded In Jail. LOS ANGELES, April J and James W. McNamara and Ortie B McManigal are carefully guarded in he county jail here There was no demonstration when they arrived. J. J. McXamara was erect, scornful if the gaping crowd and of the hu- miliation of being hustled along, the laything of an officer. The police lad no apprehensions about the man Necessity called for the precautions nd hustling tactics in his case, but here was no fear that he would at- empt to escape. He acted the part f the observant traveler, and his mner was so dignified and impres- ive that the officers did not try to pump" him during the trip. But the most striking commentary the police attitude tow ard the elder :cNamara was the fact that neither is hands cor feet were shackled. He tepped down from the train at Ray- mond station free as to all his move- ments, and walked over to the wait- ng automobile with the group of of- cers, in whose arrangement ther as not even the semblance of tiard. Plans for the defense will be pe cted at a conference this afternoo etween the pnsoners and their conn It will then be decided whethe men will go to trial at once o ill put up a legal flght to keep from 3ing tried. District Attorney Fredericks state at Mrs. D H. Ingersoll. of San Fran sco told him that James W. Me amara, whom she saw in Pasaden he left the train was without doub e J. B. Bryce whom she knew. "Brvce" is under a grand Jury in ctment charging the murder of fwen -one men who lost their lives in th struction of-the Times plant. wtH. viruiini in the territory west of Buffalo De cember 1, 1905 Mr. Ljnch's res'igna- tion will be effective Is Mrs. Vars-aret aecd resident of Huron, the Tie. Urn of some mysterious enemy "ho tryiujt to take her life mi Hint of her grandson, Lenan Ad- ams, who with her? Thli is a question which Xrs. n heeler, her friends and now the tonn authorities are trjing to da- termine. Mrs. Wheeler says eral attempts have been made to chloroform her and the boy. JUr- shul Fre.T, who was inrestinUnir the case Thursday, said it was difficult to the statement because no motive could be 4is- ered. According to Mrs Wheeler, who is years of age. and who lives on Ad- ams street in what is known as "Ok- AKRON, 0., April 27 Go. win claims to have the shortest name p any of Summit county, was fme( 35 by Mayor Mitchell of Barber ton on his plea of guilty to a charge of creating a disturbance. THEIR PRIDE AND JOY ENOUGH -5UCCOTA5M TO Auditor Deist Wants Status Of Examiners' Report legal- ly Determined. TRACY HERE ON A VISIT. Bureau Chief Burned Midnight Oil In Local Office Going Over Report, With, Auditor Deist declaring Thurs- lay morning that he will soon insti- :ute proceedings ill the common pleas court in order to deteimine how much of the county examiners' report should be published, Interesting developments at the court house are expected. Attorneys say that there are two ways of bringing an action to enjoin the publication of the report of the examiners. these is a friendly injunction suit brought by the com- missioners asainst the auditor, and the other the filing of petition by the auditor asking that certain parts be eliminated. The attitude of Prosecuting Attor- nevi Hart is the uncertain element in the situation. As a member of the lahoma." the last attempt on her Ufa was-made Tuesday night. She and her grandson, a boy, were asleep. She thinks it was late in the night when she was aroused. She says she had a peculiar feeling and noticed odor of chloroform. Apparently, how- iver, there had not been enough of the drug near her to overcome her or even to cause any serious after el- fects. Mrs. Wheeler says she once used chloroform to kill a pet dog and she knows the odor. In the last two years, she claims, she has been awak- ened in this manner several times aad noticed the odor of the stupifying drug. On two occasions, she too window in her bedroom was raised. There is also a crack at the bottom of the window- through which ihe the drug was introduced. Friends of Mrs. Wheeler sajr certaia persons are suspected and are being watched, white precaution! hare been taken to protect the aged woman. Mrs. Wheeler Is respected by all who know her and there Is no known motive for the alleged attempts to harm her. The Adams boy is popular with his play- mates and it is not belleyed there any designs against him. Marshal Frey said ho had no Met who would attempt to injure Mrs. Wheeler. Special to The COLUMBUS, O., April ky county real estate values were the estate values were committee of examinars, the crlti-1 boosted today, a total of be- cibms made by bureau of I lns added to the tax duplicate. Belle- inspection and supervision of puWic Ivue ls raised thirty per cent, and Hel- offlces falls upon him as much, if Fremont and Woodville twenty mOre. thftll llnntl his Der Pent. Othpr fflrnnratlmt. more, than upon his fellow examiners, John nnd Edgar Monrjrnmpry The prosecutor is busy with the grand jury this week, and will haidly find time to make his decision whether to fight the proposed elimination of the greater part of the examiners' per cent other corporations get a light mcnease. Green Springs_is_gteeB per cent decrease. lown- uhip is increased the moat, 25 cent, among the townships. report. As he signed the report, he is liable to make a vigorous stand for the publication of the whole of it There has been so much contro versy about the report that citizens (Continued on Page 5 pet TOWN'S MARSHAL AND MAYOR ARE MURDERED MATE-WAN. W Va April Marshal .Music and .Mayor Hoskins of this citv were last night murdered by Tom chann at Red Jacket as the re- -1 suit of bad blood that has Dxisted for DEATH POSTPONES WEDDING long time between the officers and the laboring people. Chafln took the hors? and escaped as did one_of his pals on the mayor's CLEVELAND, O, Apiil the dav and almost at the hour tm-.f m lrw niayoi his daughter was to have married, horse. Possees are in pursuit todav Alexander E Brown, piesldcnt and genetal manager of the U3R.VIX. April 27-A committee of Hoisting ronve-ving Ma. nine the hcuid of commerce will go to Co. died at his home His death s re-suited fiom a stioke of p.nalv- sis The marriage ot his .laugh- ter, Florence, to the Rev Finm-is Thompson Howell Flinn. lectoi of St. Pauls churih, was postponed. next neek to issne a per- sonal imitation to President Taft. Ad- mirals Schltj. Evans and Dewey. s'en- Burton and Pomerene and Con- Sharp to attend the state en- campment of the G A. R here in June. Harmon already has been in- Prof Gourlov, of the Ohio St.ife I'nnersity. who was broucht here through the efforts of the Huron gr.uige to .uhibc fruit growers as to the best methods ot restoring old or- chards, especially apple orrh.mis. and canni; lor trees th it were d.miased In the hall stor.n. com luieil work m Fne county Wednesday at Berlin The demonstration and Irrttire on Tuesday at Huron were attended by quite a number ot farmers and fruit groweis Prof Gour'pj was cnrtain- ly an excellent man for the work as he not only demonstrated thpoiy but actual principal and practice- anil his lecture was such as could not help Inspiring aud enthusing those inter- ested in fruit culture. Prof. Goutley claimed that if'far- mers realized how much more adapt- ed the farms of Erie county are to fruit growing and horticulture than to other crops, more of them would tale up tho raisins of fruit He gave sta- t'stu-i showing what some abandoned orchards m Ohio arc doms after thor- priming sprayieR .md cultivation figures are wonderful He claimwi excessive "dehorninc" of some of the old or- i hards itvt h now being done will not prove successful and also said that too mauv fanners spray put nnv idea of what they are sprjr- for and consequently recHrp no results from the work He said It is certainly necessary for erery tu- rner to spra) and those M do this will very soon realise the> are the losera. Farmers who heard s-.w the demonstration rnjiiium their appreciation of wwk thM I being done by the tail, ft UM' effort') of Huron 1 regret that more pwpta Mt, i avail of Uw stud; conditions tnt NEWSPAPER!