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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 22, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE HOME PAPER THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. :nRTY-FOURTh YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1911, Believe That Good Measures Were Passed and Record Be- fore People Is Good. ADJOURNMENT TAKEN AMID HOUSE GAYETY Secretary Wilson Appears Be- fore the House Committee Conducting Wiley Probe, VIEWS OF LEADERS. Speaker Champ Clark: "On our record we will sweep the country in 1912." Republican Leader James R. Mann: session has strength- ened President Taft and weak- ened the democrats before the country." Senator Robert L. Owen: "The wisdom op unwisdom of Taft's views must now be settled by the people.' Senator Jos. L. Bristow: "Taft's veto of statehood was unjustifi- able." Senator F. E. Warren: "The ses- sion shows the people that Taft a safe and sane leader.' Representative Murdock: "The country now knows congress is re- soonsfble to its will." BEATTIE'S INDIFFERENCE CAUSES BELIEF THAT DEFENSE HAS SURPRISE IN STORE WASHINGTON, Aug nine millionth word was spoken in con- gress today and with that record achieved since March 15 the legisla- tors shut up the law-making shop. A jollification marked the closing of the house, the democrats being greatly pleased with themselves, while the senate wound up its business in a staid and solemn manner. There was hardly a corporal's guard in either chamber today, nearly all legislators having left for their homes. In his message vetoing the cotton bill sent to congress this afternoon President Taft scored the methods or the house and senate in adopting the measure. He declared that the bill was -without consideration of the facts concerning industries involved, and that the amendment" affecting tue chemicals, iron and steel schedules were not even considered in commit- tee. The house adjourned at p. m and the senate at 3 o'clock. After Vice President Sherman and Speaker Clark signed the cotton tariff revision bill Monday afternoon tut bill was rushed to the White House where the presidential veto awaited it. After a perfunctory debate of four hours the house concurred, 180 to 107, in the senate amendments to th-j cotton tariff revision. The bill would have cut the cotton tariff on an av- erage of 21 per cent advalorem, and bore schedules, tacked on by the sen- ate reducing duties on iron and cotton machinery and chemicals, and providing reciprocal free admission of bituminous coai across the Canadian border. The congressional investigation into the attempt to oust Dr. H. W. Wiley from his position as head of the bu- reau of chemistry in the department of agriculture was closed with the testimony of Secretary Wilson. Many times in his testimony Secretary Wil- son condemned Dr. Wiley's demeanor, charging that he was over-sensitive because his findings on pure food and drugs were not accepted as final, but were sometimes referred to the refer- ee board of which Dr Ira Remsen is chairman. As he was leaving the LAST EDITION NUMBER 270, RICHMOND, Aug. Henry Clay Beattie, jr., scion of a wealthy Richmond tamily, beat his young wife to the ground during that auto ride they took over the Midlothian pike on the night of Tuesdaj, July 18, and standing her prostrate form, fire the shot that tore a gaping hole m her forehead? Did Beattie stain his hands with his wifes' blood in order that he might enjoy, uninterrupted, his rela- tions with pretty Beulah Binford, the "other woman" in the case9 Or was the murder done, as Beat- tie told when he dead Alleged Wife Murderer Taken Back to Richmond Jail Un- til Wednesday Noon. _ TWELVE MEN CHOSEN ARE MOSTLY FARMERS Crowds Fill Little Court House and Peer Through Windows Fiom the Outside, JURY AS IT STANDS GETS ANOTHER CHANCE N w FARLEY, quanyman, 37 R H COVINGTOX, faraei o3. JOHN D. DA.NCE, faimer 4S E L Wn SCN, farmer. 3s' A L FETTEROLF, faimer. con- tractor 34 IRVING M 30 D W W. L BASS, JR, farmer, FUQUAA. farmer 27 BURGESS, farmer, 52. M. B. PURDIE, farmer 27 J C COXDERY, faimer 53 W. Y. LUNDY, farmer 59 M C. ROBINSON, farmer 44 sequent imprisonment, he has idled away the time in his cell strumming a guitar, singing gay love songs, and reading the books and magazines with which he has been kept supplied He is an inveterate smokei and can be found puffing upon a cigarette most of his -vakmg hours. Not a CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE I Aug Gill and his deputies are busy today serving subpoenaes up- wdlldu on sn more men from which the jury DIEGLE WILL CONFESS ALL Promise Said to Have Been Given Officials This Morning a! Conference, Following Arrest on Capias Mon- day Night. Mysterious Woman Said to Have Taken Message to Judge Which Resulted in Startling New hv a h by a man who stepped out in the roail ahead of them, fired the fatal shot, then escaped after the young huband had grappled wuh him and wrested the gun away" No living person knows except Beat- tie. All during the month that his elapsed since the crime and his sub- word concerning the murder passed Ms lips, so far as the pubK knows, since his first story of the affair. He has appeared indifferent even when in conference with his lawyer He has sat, chair tipped back, only mildly interested apparently, in whu in his arms j So nonchalant has been his attitude, Meeting Called in Washington to Start Trouble for Ohioan's Presidential Boom. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, Aug coali- tion of progressive democrats meet tomorrow m an effort to stnke a death blow at the Harmon presiden- tial boom. Senator Owen, ot Oklahoma and Chamberlain, of Oregon are sponsors for the movement They have issued a call to the various demociats m the senate to meet to morrow and take first steps toward] forming a Progressive Democratic which will try Henry Clay Seattle be filled. Beattie is undsr indictment for the murder of his young wife. Four men weie lacking to complete the jury when court adjourned MOL- daj exening jurymen, were se- cured fiom the fiist venire and five fiom the second. It is necessary un- der the old Virginia law to secuie 16 men from which the defense ha-s a right to challenge four without cause. Disappointment was in the crowd which sweltered in the lit- tle couit room because Beulah Bm- ford did not appear dunng the pie- liminaries of the trial The court recessed uqtil Wednes- day noon so the sheriff could get ser- vice on jurymen Beattie was taken back to the Han- rico jail in Richmond for the night He thus escaped being locked up in the little jail back of the cou.t house where he would rave as cellmates two white men arrested for drunkenness and five negroes. The court house is in Chesterfield county, wheie the ciime was commit- ted, seventeen miles from Richmond, a quaint old building set among trees. The dutt haidly settled in the road, as there a steady stream of auto- mobiles and caniages bringing crowds the trial. Bveiy possible convey- lance has been piessed into service. Rickety old buggies that have not been lor yea.s have been patched up and '-efinished and aie diiven proudly to the co't house by their black own- ers while a "faie" sits inside. The men crowded the aisles of court room, standing up throughou the day in order that a large numbe might bei accommodated within tihe building Those tor whom there was no inside cianed their heads in NEW YORK, Aug. a sen- at the windows or sat on the benches 75 Miles But to Reach Auburn and Utica. so different from what one might ex- pect in a man who has done a brutal murder, that it is beginning to be whispered about that the defense has a surprise in it is going to prove that Beattie had no direct hand in killing his wife, and, in fact, was not even implicated. IN GDDEL1H Questioned About Girl Who Asked Helen Dwelle to Find "Nice Old Man." Will Now Be Shown, COLUMBUS, O., Aug J. Diegle. convicted sergeant-at-arms of the senate, will make a full breast of everything. He agreed to do thte m a conference held at the attorney general's offiee Tuesday morning lasting almost an hour, participated in by Attorney General Hogan, Prose- cutmg Attorney Turner and himself. For telling everything he will be civ, en mercy and will probably escape a penitentiary sentence. The confession, it is expected, will not only involve a number of tors, but some lobbyists as well. D.egle will be allowed a week in which to prepare his confession. He will write it out in full, it will ba submit- ted at another conference, probably one week from today. Attorney Gen- eral Hogan, and Prosecutmy Attorney Turner are working together in full I harmony and there are new developments in the bribery situation. i Had not Diegle agreed to make a confession he would have 'been an i inmate of the penitentiary before nightfall as Judge K.nkead pfanned to sentence him today and allow no stay of execution. The maximum penalty ,is five years in the penitentiary and fine. Sentence" mavTnow be i ferred until Sept. 9. i The new developments in the case he nan been prevented from taking are said to be due to the activity ot his summer vacation by the Dieete A. mysterious woman, platmino- frv hr> i. mysterious woman, claiming to b I the representative of Mrs. Diegle. I The woman called at the residence 1 of Judse Kinkead and insisted upon talking to him. He was" away. She said Diegle had disappeared and that his wife was frantic over his ab- sence. She said lie was in Columbus and two women were with him, one of whom resides on Long street it was declared he was in hiding in Col- umbus It was partly because of woman's declarations, it is believed, that the capias for Diegle's arrest was issued. FIRST SERIOUS SET-BACK Could Not Locate Cities But Says He'll Still Try to End Journey Wednesday, BELLE ISLE, N. Y.. August strong wind dampened the hopes of Aviator Harry N. Aiwood, firing from St. Louis to New York, of getting an Diegle said he called at the home of eaily start m his flight to Albany to- the woman mentioned after his ar- aaj. it was not hkeiy he would (rival in Columbus from Sandusky be- leave here betore tnis evening. Atwood announced that he expected to covar the remaining 294 miles of bv tomorrow afternoon, despite his set back yesterday. was in haTfi luck after his start from Lvons He ascended with the purpose of flying in air-line nine- ty-eight miles to Utica before night. Just after Le started he decided to de- tour from the course which he had (Continued on Page 6 cause she was an old friend of the family. He said the story about his wife being worried about his ab- sence wag all bosh Judge Kinkead stated Tuesday that' matter and that, wishing to leave tha city without further delay, he cited Diegle to appear in court. He wished the matter disposed of as he did not wish to stay in the city all summer, simply convenience. At the time Diegle was convicted his attorney. John Eagan, asked taa prosecuting attorney it he would ac- cept a partial confession. The latter said he would not DiegJe stated this morning that if he was compelled to serve a term in. the state prison other state officials would also have to go. He mystar- disappeared with Prosecuting Attorney Turner immediately alter making the agreement wittt tne At- torney general and could not be ed during the balance of the dar. Franklin county grand jury win ba called just as soon as the .confession is written out and completed. Mysterious Woman, It Is Said, Gave Tip sation will be uncoveied by the de- fense at the trial of Paul Geidel, 17, stand, Secretary Wilson declared that league, the real object of which is he would prefer to resign rather than to hit at Harmon go through another "bureau row.' Theodore 'Roosevelt was made to ap- (Continued on Page 6.) Senator 0-nen today gave out an interview clamvng there i? a move- ment on foot to swap votes in the democratic national convention to nominate a stand-patter, and it is tne intention of the proposed league to prevent this. 'bell, buy, 011 trial of William H Jackson, was indicted to- day, in examining prospective tales- men regarding their qualifications, Geidel's counsel asked each man if he knew Josephine Joy or Sturdevant or if they knew "Helen Hall." It is be- lieved that the Josephine Jo> men- tioned is the young actress who re- cehed considerable notoriety a month ago when she sent for Helen Dwelle Jenkins, of "Missing Jewels" fame, and abked her to "introduce her to some nice old man." AKRON, 0., All? Rni- ich 27, Cleveland, was instantly lulled while walking along the PennssjuarM tiacks ai Hudson, being struck "bj the locomotive of a passenger train under the trees outside. New Witness Found. RICHMOND, Va., Aug. wit- ness whose testimony may break down entirely the story of Paul Beattie up- on -which the commonwealth depends to send Henry Clay Beattie, jr., to thf electric_chair for the murder of hit (Continued on Page 6) GLOBE TROTTER ON FINAL LAP OF TRIP Wealthy Portland Oil Operator Says United States Should Develop Them. PORTLAND, Oregon, August The Oregon idea of having the govern- ment develop the Alaskan coal fields arid at the same time break the hold of monopolies in Alaska, as outlined in the senate Monday b} Senator La Follette, meets with my heartiest ap- said Herbert Spencer, a wealthy oil operator, here today. "I( have been over the entire coal lands zone in the Controller bay dis- trict." added Spencer, "and was sur- prised at its richness For practi- cally 100 miles south of the Cunning- ham claims is one great coal mine. It is inaccessible save by means of rail- way line from Controller bar because the coast line consists of quicksand flats, upon which a man dare not walk. i "I fully intended to develop mines SUBSTANTIAL RESULTS OBTAINED FOP PEOPLE By Robert L, Owen, U. S. Senator from Oklahoma. (Democrat.) 1911. the U. P. A) The extra session, thanks to the democrats, has removed some of the barriers to commerce between the TJ. S and Canada by the reciprocity agreement. Thanks also to the democrats. have provided for the admission of Arizona and New Mexico, in which I rejoice to had a part. The refusal of the president to permit un- restricted constitutional government to Arizona is a distinct national fortune. The recall of judges will bei demanded by the people of the states wherever they find it necessary. It is a fundamental right which ever> state should have, whether the policy) be wise or foolish. By Joseph L. Bristow. U. S. Senator from Kansas. (Republican Progres- sive.) (Copyright, 1911, by the United Press Association.) The special session has not accom- plished what it shcrald have done, though it has to its credit some sub- stantial legislation The corrupt practices act will have some restraining influence on exces- sive expenditures of money in con gressiona] and senatorial elections. The reciprocity bill, I think, will not produce satisfactory results. 1 think1 it will slightly reduce the price of farm products, but not the cost of liv- ing, because the reduction will all be absorbed by middlemen. Efforts of the progressive republi- cans to reduce excessive duties on manufactured articles failed, througn a combination between the president, and certain dem- In the district, but after going overi The initiative', referendum and re- It carefully. I was convinced that only j call has made a national advance, a syndicate with millions behind it, th'-ough the approval of congress ot like the Morgan-Guggenheim syndi- that part of Arizona's constitution, cate, or the government, could' handle1 The i resident himself has been corn- such a proposition, and I drew out of, peiied to concede the right and the it. Millions of wealth is there, ready for the hand of man. "If the government does not take hold of it, some syndicate of private indivilnals undoubtedly will secure a monopoly, as he who holds the trans- iwrranon lines into Controller bav, j will likewise control the devf-lon- I ments of tiy coal fif ids and profit eu- justice of the initiative, the referen- dum and the recall, with the sole ex- ception of the judiciary. The president's refusal to accept the wool schedule is equivalent to say- ing that he is not willing to agree to The passage by the senate of the res- olution of direct election of senators is the greatest triumph of the session for progressives. But that is tied un in conference, because certain south- ern democrats demand as a price of direct electionr that the federal gov- ernment shall give up the power it has always had, to regulate the time and manner of electing senators. President Taft's veto, of the state- hood resolution was an unjustifiable exercise of power. Because he per- (C) Underwood Underwood. ANDRE JAGER-SCHMIDT. Now on the Atlantic, aboard the speedy liner Olympic, Andre Jager- Schmidt the French reporter who is trying to circle the globe in forty days, is almost certain to succeed He will put ashore at Cherburg at 7 o'clock next Friday morning. The mail train takes six hours to reach Pans, where Jager-Schmirit must be in the office of-his npwspaoer by ATWOOD'S PROGRESS MONDAY- Miles a. St. Louis. p. Chica- go. 30D p Chicago. p. Elk- hart. 4Q1 a. Elkhart. p. in To- ledo, go-; p. Toledo. p. at fair grounds. 574 p. Sandusky. p. at Eu- clid Beach. p. Cleveland. p. at Swanville, Pa. 727 a. Swan- ville. p. Buffalo 826 3.20 p. Buffalo. p. Lyons. 930 p. Lyons. p. Au- burn. 970 Of Big Fund for Diegle, Causing Arrest maining silent. Early Tuesday, Dlegla declared this story untrue. He foiled to see Attorney General Hogan at S o'clock, as had been arranged, hut ar- ranged to return at and after ho had entered the office, the report out that he was making a full -confes- sion. Before seeing Hogan, told the newspapermen he had no con- fession to make. Judge Kinkead, it was announced, had postponed his va- cation in order to icmain'on the bencfc and sentence Diegle during the day. (Continued on Page 2) Who is the mysterious woman ports, called up Judge E. B. Kin- kead at Columbus, talking over the telephone from Sandusky, or, as a later report has it, direct- ly at the judge's home, and warned the judge that Col. Diegle was ready to "jump his which resulted in a capias being issued at once for Diegle's arrest? According to the Columbus story, which it was asserted Tuesday is cor- the woman, who appeared murh agitated, said that Diegle had left his home for Columbus, where he had been paid a large sum of money, m- mored to be thousands, by a woman, and that this money, a conspiracy fund, had been contributed by those imolved in legislative briben It was I also declaied that Mrs Diesle was gieath worried by the conduct of her husband. "I know nothing about it" said Mis Diegle to the Star-Journal. Tuesdaj morning. She had not read the story, shfe said. She added: "Sunday mommg the colonel re- ceived a telephone message from the LIMA. 0., Aus. grocery cleik, presumably of the house or of J Hester a frame ate.telling him he should go to Colum- j building in the easteln pait of the bus. He said he would go Tuesdaj burned Monday origin of but was told to come at ome. and left! the fire is not known U is believed that evening Monclaj moraine: theie to have been incendiary was anothei call but I told the party i____________'______ Mr. Diegle had already gone to Co-' lumbus I haven't heard fiom him1 since, but I am not worried Mrs. Diegle's voice seemed strange but she explained that she was suffei- mg with a cold. Accoiding to the Columbus story, a large sum, one account sajing it ran into tens of thousands of dollars, had been put up as the price for Diegle re- THE WEATHER. Forecast: Local showers to- night or Wednesday, cooler. Tempeiature at 1 a. m.. 67 de- giees Temperatuie one >ear ago, 65 Sun rise? Wednesday at a. m.. and seta at 6 IS p. m. (stand- ard time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, JQ miles bouth-nest at morning Y FIRST STEP TAKEN 7 O ABOLISH DEATH TRAPS With Acceptance of Ordinances By Lake Shore, Prepara- tion of Plans and Estimates Is Ordered. Glassworkers Closing Up De- tails for Operation of Fac- tory Here This Season. --u-------- wi M u.c ill iuc c if i iijis oiJciyirr Uj w the schedules aceptable to the pro-j conf-lly disapproves of the recall of I p m. If weather conditions are right rressive element of his own party.] judges, fee saw fit to deny the people (it is possible be will not wait for the The wisdom or the unwisdom of Arizona the right to frame their, train, but will wave to Pari in must be settled by the people. 'constitution as tfccy think best, {aeroplane. an With all obstacles removed by the L. S. M. S railroad company's ac- ceptance of the contiaet giving the railroad certain lights in exchange for its concessions in the matter of grade crossing separa- tion costs, the city council Mondaj evening took the first step toward the abolishment of the grade crossings at Columbus avenue, >Hayes and Camp street. It was the preliminary action looking toward the eliminatioa of three death traps and toward the opening up of the south end of the city. Council, by resolution introduced by Member Ohlemacher authorized the di- rector of public service to diiect his chief engineer to prepare plans, pio- files and estimates of the cost of sep- arating the grades at the three named crossings. It was the first preliminary to the contemplated bond issse tion the coming fall The resolution was adopted by a unanimous An early report from the service director is expected. In fact, there can be lit- tle delay if the proposition is to be submitted to the voters this yeai at the geneial election. Council's action Practicaily all the details for tb.9 organization of a tompany of local glass workers, to be known as the Sandusky Window Glass Co., and to operate the No. 1 plant of the Enter- pnse Olass Co in the coming Sre, have been completed Officials of Business Jlens association have sat- isfied themselves that the pioject 11 feasible, that the scale caD be paid the -workers and that R. R. Faluknor, of Indianapolis, is competent to acf as business manager A lease for the plant was drawa nf Tuesday and the whole matter will M disposed of, it is believe'1, at a Monday of tne executive of th< Ths men aow up may twist was preceded by the reading of a let- Business Men's usoclatia.i ter from F. J. attor- j CVCnins. nev for the L. S. M. S. in which he urged announced the acceptances of the ordi- the Business Men's association nances granting to his company the or WJth gam McKittrick, who tax rights to construct additional tracks been instrumental in starting tfct and to renew its bridge at Tiffin ave- It has been arranged tfcat nue. This was outlined last week by tain peicentage of the men'i tho Star-Journal. City Sobntor Steinemann that the acceptances were form and uncondltioial. (Will be withheld anfil the cl reported this to be a s-wirlty for B in legal [iness Men's association He urged If everything is clowd up t -mm of ______ _____ ,_ speedy action in the roatter of firelim- day ajTnoin in order that council could i of malting necewrV provide for the contemplated boadl j v ftt ones, 'SPAPERJ ;