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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 14, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE HOME PAPER ft SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. 'ORTY-FCURTh SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 191 LAST EDITION WILD AND WOOLY" RIGHT HERE AT HOME- NUMBER 263, fJPenre .ernor Says or Justice in Be Slow. WALKER IS BURNED AT STAKE Attempted Suicide After Shoot- ing down a Popular Watchman, NEW YORK, Aug. John K. Tener, of Pennsylvania, here today, has ordered a Ing investigation of the lynching of Zacharias Walker, a negro, burned at the stake yesterday at Coatesville, Pa. "This outrage by citizens of Penn- sylvania is one of the most terrible I.ever heard said the governor. "I will show that the wheels of justice- are not slow in Pennsylvania." -According to reports received by the governor, Walker killed Edgar Rice, a watchman, popular in the town. Scores of people coming from 'church helped drag the negro to a pile of rails where he was chained and a bon-flre lighted under him. ATWOOD STARTS ON FLIGHT- BEACHEY WILL COME HERE JUDGE KELLY PLEADS FOR RIGHTS OF PEOPLE Says New Constitution Should 1STARTS LOWG FL'GHT Provide for Initiative and Referendum. ALSO A RECALL PROVISION New Constitution League to Meet Thursday Evening at Court House, ACROSS THE COUNTRY Air Trip, St. Louis to Netf York, Is Auspiciously Be- gun. How Mob Worked. COATESVILLE, Pa., Aug. mob jgomposed of nearly as many wo as men, most of whom gathered after attending church, burned Zach arias Walker, negro, at the stake her; Sunday night. The negro shot anr killed Edgar Rice, special'policeman at the Worth Iron mills Saturday night. The negro was from hi? bsd in a. hospital where he had been tsken after being captured by a posse In the afternoon Sunday. He wa: taken to the scene where he killed the officer and all the way begged for mercy. In the afternoon, when Walker- was captured.-.he wa.s found hiding in a cherry tree. With the last bullet in bJs own revolver he shot him- self in ths mouth in an attempt at '_ .suicide. A few minutes after 9 o'clock 3 crowd numbering almost person? appeared at the hospital The leaders were unable to gain adnv'ssion but qirckly smashed the window frames and crawled through the corridor. .A policeman who had been placed on duty to watch Walker was tho only person in the building besides the nurses and patients The leader of the mob placid hi-- hands the policeman'.? syes while who had entered the, building rhcmt to take the man from the hospital When Walker wa taken to the hospital he wa-3 strappe down in order to prevent his escape The mob seeing this gathered up th bed and placing it on the shoulder of four men started for the country. They left the town by way of th Towerville road, and when a half mil from the hospital stopped at th farm of Mrs. Sarah .'arm Novlir. There they entered a field and quickij gathering up a nile of dry grass an'c _ weeds placed the bed containing tlici victim upon it, The negro was beg (Continued on Page 6.) BEATTIE IS INDICTED} CHESTBRVILLB COURT HOUSE. Va., Aug. Clay 'Beattie, Jr.. arrested recently because of the sus- picious circumstances connected with the murder of his wife, was today in- dicted by the Chesterville county grand jury for first degree murder. It took the jury but a few minutes to reach their decision. Beulah Bin- ford, happy, and coquettish, Paul Beat- tie, cousin of the accused- mail, Coron- er Loving and Detective Shearer were the only witnesses for the state. At no-time was there any doubt as to the outcome of the grand jury deliberations. The Beattie trial was ;et for August 21 Attired, in' a summery goVn and a new hat Beulah the was the central figure in today's proceedings. She maintained the same care-free attitude she has during her confinement in the Hen- rico jail Paul B.eattie was also a cen- ral figure at the hearing. He has recovered from his break- iown. The- testimony of these two wa what the prosecution depended upoo the indictment of Beattie The accused man was not brought to the court house as the questionable temper of the Chesterfield farmers was in the mind of the officials. Not one fifth of the crowd tha. gathered could find room within the little court house. It was the Virgin ians' most famous and mysterious murder trial and they were not to be cheated, of the morbid fete. Policeman Killed and Scores of Striking Transportation Workers Injured. LIVERPOOL. Aug. was resumed today after a nigm filled with violence and bloodshed. Mob spirit rules everywhere. One policeman ic dead and scores of strikers are prob- ably fatally injured as the result n! the riots. Many were injured when the soldiers and police charged the Crowds with bayonets and clubs. Word was sent out that the entire city would be placed under martial law today. It was the worst clash between the workers and civil authorities in the history of the country. The "hooli- gan" element led the mob the ap- peals of the strike leaders were futile. A demonstration held Sunday at St. George's hall started the "genera melee. Fully, 100.000 men were gathered about St. George's hall listening to Speeches by labor agitators and the scenes of violence necessitated the call- ing out of the police. 'The first squad to-arrive was disarmed and the riot- firs attacked {he police with their own Constable Cookson was killed by. a clow on the head and Superintendent cf Police Bolton was taken to a'hos- pital .in a precarious condition. It is said several houses were set on fire during the disturbances. Tom Mann, who was one of the leaders of the demonstration, has. lodged a formal protest with the chief constable against what he describes fts a brutal attack by a Birmingham constable on one of the strikers. The rioters have threatened to at- tack the newspaper offices, which are closely guarded...... FOUND TWO MINERS ALIVE Rescuers Beach Men in Bast Coal Mine Them" to Surface. POTTSVILLE, Pa., August miners wem found alive and one dead when rescuers reached them in the Bast coal mine near Ashland Sunday. They had been imprisoned for fifty hours and continued; rappings from within kept up the work of rescue. They were buried in a cavein. ZANESVILLE. 0., August H. Holden. of the Baptist church, dedicated his new automobile on the church lawn Sunday" m-.irning with Boys Attempt Burglary in Which One of Number and Policeman Are Shot. CLEVELAND, 0., Aug. th reading of sensational dime novels cigarets and a desire to emulate the deeds of noted robbers and bandits as portrayed in moving picture shows ;nspired them, is the claim in behalf of :hree boys, Jaroslav Koretski, 17, John Gerlisky, 17, and Fred Mauer, 16, who were -caught burglarizing the grocer} store of Fred Sell. Patrolman Ralph Jaeckel, who made ;he discovery, was shot and probabh ratally wounded by Gerliski and Kor- etski, one of the boys, was in turn shot in the spine by the officer. He also may die. The other two boys were arrested. The boys had pre- 'iously attempted to hold up another man but a gun missed fire, thus prob- bly saving the man's life. sermon and prayer, tion attended. His congrega- CHICAGO. August investi- ation by the coroner of Cook county n two drownings has brought to light the fact that the keen competition among the undertakers along the drainage canal has ied them to place nets in the water to catch the float- ing bodies. Pennsylvania Flyer Goes Into Ditch at Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Cars Turn Turtle. A meeting of the committee to draft a constitution for the new Erie Coun- ty Constitutional Convention League, organized recently, has been called for Tuesday at 4 p. m. This committee will prepare a report which will be submitted to the new league at a meeting at the court house Thursdav j evening at o'clock. It is hoped to (have a large attendance at this rneet- Interest in proposed features of the new constitution, and in the selection of the Erie county delegates to the. convention, is increasing. Judge E. B. King is now an avowed candidate, petitions for his nomination having been put in circulation. They are be- ing freely signed, other candidates already in the race are R. B Richer and Dr. J. p. Maxwell, the latter be- ing the socialist candidate. It is ex- pected that there will he others. Thus far no one has come out with a plat- form. Judge Malcolm Kelly, who was chos- en temporary, chairman of the new Constitutional League, contributed to the Star-Journal Monday an interest- ing and instructive article on consti- tution-making, and a plea for the in- itiative, referendum and recall, which should be read carefully by all. It fol- lows: FREIGHT IS SIDE SWIPED Male en in Efforts to Escape From Steam in Diner, Hope For Settlement. LONDON, August" of Trade officials in charge of the nego- tiations to prevent the greatest labor of the century, announced to- day that they were hopeful of reach- ing a settlement soon. FT. WAYXB, Ind., Aug. nig to report-s today the .death toll of the wreck of the Pennsylvania 18-hour flyer running between Xew York and Chicago in which two score persons were injured, will not exceed four. The bodies of Valentine Snyder, baggageman, of Crestline, Ohio, and Engineer William E. Arick, of the 'reight train, have been recovered Tom the wreckage. It is believed that .he bodies of Ira 'engineer, and George Wilson, buried in he wreckage. Most, of the persons who were in- ured were in the smoker and buffet and it is now thought that tnev vill recover. The New York flyer was traveling at he rate of 70 miles an hour making ip time. As the train was coming nto Ft. Wayne the two engines puli- ng the flyer loft the track at a switcn and side swiped a freight train on the ext track. The smoker, baggage car. aiffet car and two sleepers turned urtle and landed in the ditch. The splendid train of steel cars was alf destroyed. Passengers in the ining car were thrown in a heap ati the head of the car. Men broke out the windows at the top and escaping steam filler1 the cars. Male passeng- ers, maddened by fright, fought their way out over the women passenger in their efforts to escape. The police and fire departments and every ambulance in the city were called to the scene of the wreck and the injured were taken to hospitals as soon as possible. The track was torn up for a distance of 200 yards. Passenger in the seven rear coaches escaped with only cutf and. bruises. GLENN CURTISS WILL ATTEMPT FLIGHT ACROSS LAKE ERIE WITH A PASSENGER By Judge Malcolm Kelly. Our political orators, in eulogizing the constitution of the United States have so often told us that ours is a government by the people, that we have innocently come to believe it. fact is it has never been any such :hing; and we could never have sup- posed it was if we had not mentally unfounded two old land marks in our the Declaration of Independ- ence and the constitution of the Unit- ed instruments as differ- in spirit as day and night. Jeffer- on with his enthusiastic democracy made the Declaration bubble over with opular sovereignty; but very differ- nt hands shaped the constitution- uspicion of the people is written in very line of it. In that instrument, he people not only divest themselves f every particle of power to govern tiemselves. but even of all power to choose their rulers, except in the mat- ter of on? hcuse of the legislative de- partment. The executive is chosen by an electoral college. This has become practically could not with- Lake Shore Electric Car Has Narrow Escape Near Rocky River. Derailing of the Lake Shore Elec- tric local, leaving Cleveland at 9 o'- clock Sunday night, was narrowly MAY PASS SANDUSKY BUT WILL NOT STOP Meantime Auto Club's Propose tion for Beachey Flight Here Aug. 22 is Harry N. Atwood, who from St. Louis Monday on his long-distance flight to New York, may pass Sandusky on his trip, but he wili not stop here to give an exhibition. This has been defi- nitely, determined, efforts to raise a fund as required having failed. Should Atwoocf reach Chicago by Monday night, he wili probably pass by or near Sandus- ky on Wednesday, Meantime the Sandusky Auto club Monday received a telegram the Curtiss company-accept- ing the club's proposftiori of a SbOO guaranty for an exhibition flight at the fair grounds here August 22 by Lincoln Beacrtey, the recently by flying over Ni- agara Falls and down the gorge under the Suspension bridge. The Auto club wanted an understanding -as to certain fea-'" tures of the contract and every- thing has now been cleared up. Thera will be a meeting of the club Tuesday evening at S o'clock .at Vie Pabst grill to make further ar- rangements and a large attend- ance is expected. The Beachey flight will be the biggest thing in the way of avia- tion that the people'of Sandusky and vicinity win witness this sea- son. Outdistanced Train But Lost His t 111., Aug. W.- traveling 96 miles between 'this city averted. Four ties, placed on the by the (late Arch Hoxsey Ham track three miles west of Rocky River, wood, the aviator, completed the were observed by Motorman Jolly in leg of his flight from St Loufa S charge of the car going from Saudis- i New York. :y to Cleveland, and the one going! He alighted in 'Capita! Park At- :te other way was stopped in time made the trip from" Sfc Lo'nis to prevent a probable loss of life and Springfield in two hours and 51 min- (Continued on Page 6.) THE WEATHER. utes- At he started ott his If the far from this city had been to Chicago. ten minutes late, it is believed that: Atwood left St. Louis at S -io o'clock nothing would have prevented a dis- j morning and followed the t aster, for it was just five minutes cf tne Chicago and Alton, keepi from the time that Motorman Jolly j sisht of the "Red observed the ties placed along the j ton St. Louis-to-Chieago traiiu track, until the necessary warning At Carlinville. 20 miles from Tiere At-1 was given, that there was an obstnic- i vvoorl away from the 'Red tHum- tion on the other track of the double mer" and tracks keepin" ia system. j ute intervals reported at almost min- from the stations be- Forecast: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday, not much change in temperature. Temperature at 1 a. m., 69 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, 71 de- grees. Sun rises Tuesday at a. m. rnd sets at p.'m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon "today. 7 miles southwest at five o'clock Mondny morning. 3: Officials of the Lake Shore Electric-tween CarlinviUe ana Springfield are very indignant, and every effort i At Alburn, 18 miles from here'At-' will he made to discover the identity i wood became confused, mistaking the of the party or parties who placed snioke from several mine shafts nofth- the ties on the track. The electric o{ here this city. altered j line has had no teoafeie-with-ka-fRen: anrl "if! not discover his and nobody, as far as is known, has I until he had left the city be- any grievance to settle in this manner. mci- He made a wide detour and Lake Shore officials declare that re-' 'n the north end of the capital ports to the effect that other abollt tnree railes from the -city. have been made recently to derail j Tllis afternoon Atwoori prepared to re- cars at the same spot have no founda-1 Slllue his flight to Chicago. tion in fact. j I Enormous Chicago WASHINGTON, Aug. CHICAGO, Aug. 33 eoa- Togo has asked thr> navy department i teslants seven nations for permission to'Visit the North At- i competing for in prizes tha lantic fleet, now off Provincetown.: action meeting which opened' at Mass. The request was immediately; Grant Park Saturdav is already prov- granted. HITS SLOT MACHINES AND RESOR1 PICTURES y I ARTHUR W.YATES DROWNED Was Cmising With Party of Friends and Fell From Bail- ing of Yacht. DETROIT, Mich., August 14.-Ar- :hur W. Yates. of Detroit, was drown- ed by falling from a yacht at Pointe Aux Barques, while cruising with a party of friends. He was the son of Burton W. Yates, Cleveland business man. who committed suicide in the ing the most notable ever held in j America. The offer of a minute to jt-acli aviator in the air, whether a IJT-ize-wmnfr Q" not. has the effect of I making it more spectacular.--it one mme nine machines were in the air Tnero have been several minor acci- dents, four machines figuring in spills Saturday, but net one .was seriously nun. Arthur Stone- fell 25 feet his monoplane turned turtle. Rev. A. S. Gregg, Reform Leader, Tells of Conditions He i people, witnessed the flights'of avia- Seen Here and Starts Local Organization Talks lors to police ures tui-msaed. today. The meet is to Men j.i Lobbyists ldd in Jthe teart of the cit-v iu men i thousands..ttwjs view the events from (the streets and. buildings nearby. It is not Hijdroplarw CLEVELAND, O, Aug. 14.-Glenn land at that time, are Durtiss, carrying a passenger, will .empt the longest over-water flight ever made during the first week in September, from Cleveland, sixty miles across Lake Erie to Rondeau, Canada: He will uso his hydroplane, which can navigate either upon the water or In the air. Cuyahoga county jail after wounding The'managers of a chamber of in- Ira Singer at a road house. j dustry exposition, to be held in Gleve- Curtiss, and it is almosF certain that he will accept their offer. The longest hitherto made entirely over water, have been those aross the English channel. Curtiss about a year ago, flew from Cleveland to Sandusky. about sixty miles from here, then back again. He' skirted the shore closely all the way, how- ever, and carried no passenger. "The operation of th? slot on the boats between Sand Cleveland is a kindergarten of gam- j The Rev. Mr. uregg is'erintcn- said the Rev. A. S. Gregg; dent, of the American Sunday afternoon in addressing the i Union which has headquarters in men of Samlusk.y. Ho digressed: Cleveland. Sunday he spoke three somewhat i'nxn his topic "How Lob-! times in Sandusky Bi" byisists Make Our Laws." in taking: Sins" was his topic" at the Baptin up the gambling; subject, on which church Sunday morning at. 10'IF. He. topic wa? scheduled to speak at devoted his attention 'to the drink! Trinity AMhodist church. question and that of cisarott-s'mainlv, i "The steamer Eastland plies be-: touched upon the topic of divorce j twren Clevelanci and Sandusky w'hirh he condonmed. Upholding the.' said the Rev. Mr. Gregg, "and I have attitude of the Episcopal churoli in i personally investigated and found that to the Astor-Force proposed i young boys and girls play the slot wedding which is condemned, he said! machines. The boat is a gambling ne hoped they would be compell-! house on water." fd to be married by a justice of the Turning his attention to the penny arcade at Cedar Point the Rev Mr At the meeting the Rev. Gregg said that many young men and Crreg5, was, the first to anive at nioney-Ejaking proposition and machines which was needed to put down the 1S s to usky and j vices of this or any other city. Owner Hoyt and Skipper Start for Port Huron for the Chicago. tv, The -vacM Chicago, the famous 21- ctulrch and was compelled to i recently purchased by C. B. of Bellevue. and which is to be women are being started in the down- ward path through this medium ln as he termed il by hunt- I "S ln for Rer- Mr- GreSS repre- described vividly some of the pictures, which he alleged were produced there. He his hearing of the topic. ''How Lobbv- Carnegie and Dick MclOait, left llofe day afternoon for Detroit to He then charged the men Jn e loplc How Lobb5r- y tor ng that it was their fault that i Our Laws-" he j Chicago and bring her If a these conditions were allowed to ex- e Proce5s of making by the i arrives in time it is hoped to jst legislature until the bin arrives in i an Jmpromptu club race for SmtAtff He said that concerted action upon I 'he. of the Rovernor. and said, j between the Chicago, Tattoo art KV tiV CVFllVCl IUU UtHOn llDOn "1 U the part of the men in anv commun-! f m ntatfa to sign orpzabeth s.nn, In connection with ity could result In.bringing about re-i a coward." form and that it was organization! (Continued.on Page motor boat racps. which will introduce tha new boat to tbusiasts. JWSPAPERl MEWSPAPERI ;