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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 23, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio ''li j--, ,.'v TODAY'S NEWS TODAY I THE HOME PAPER THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. YEAR BH1TIE H IS SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNES DAY, AUGUST 23, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 271, I Attorneys Continue to Examine Talesmen From the Special Venire of 30 Men. IBEULAH BINFORD HAS NO LOVE FOR BEATTIE She Would Not Marry Him if He Was Acquitted of Wife Murder, CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE I Va., Aug. in a tragic mau- jner came within a few inches of end- ling today the trial of Henry C. Beat- I tie, jr., for the murder of his wife. I The auto in which Detective Shearer I was 'bringing the prisoner from Rich Imond to Chesterfield-court honse nar Irowly escaped being struck by an At llantic Coastline train- at CentraHa the auto ran across the tracks I at a speed of 50 miles an hour. The I pilot of the engine missed the rear (tire of the auto but a few inches. With a new venire of country tales- I men. many with fixed opinions who ar? reluctant to take the responsibil- of settling the fate of Beattie, pro- Igress toward securing the jury was Islow today. Two were, placed in the Ibox in addition to the 12 secured-o [Monday. Turns Against Seattle. RICHMOND, Va., Aug. "Bother woman in the case" has turned against Beat- jtie. In a' remarkable statement Tues- afternoon the girl said she was afraid of him and would not mar- him if he was acquitted. "Even if Henry Beattie was acquit- ted, if he was turned free tonight, I Iwould never go back to him. He [would never sway or influence me as tie once did when I was only a little girl, when I wasn't 14. Then he came along one day, all dressed up fine and was standing in a doorway out of le .rain. He had on a raincoat and had a fine silver handled umbrella, le looked at me and smiled and aske4 ae to get under his umbrella. And was the Way we began to know other. or two years I loved Henry Seal blindly. I never exactly got S' didn't like him. Certainly when Stopped loving him I didn't hate him 3lit after a while, he got just lik anybody else. I used to see him, bu would be just like I might see any voting man that called on me that liked. "And if he was acquitted, I wouldn' larry him. I'd be afraid of him. I'i Oe afraid to be alone with him in th1 Bftrk, after all I've heard and read." She begged again for an automobili ide. She complained that prison lir" vas mating ravages on the freshness bf her pretty complexion. Refused th she sulked awhile, but then go pusy fashioning and hanging lac rimmed white hangings for her eel vindow and cot and she sang a bl ind whistled lightly as she went abou tie work. Beattie also gave a small concert in Ms cell, singing a bit, twanging out a tune or two on his guitar, smoking nd humming. He had no visitors lave the little negro maid that left a [basket' covered with spotless white papery for him at the prison gate, a asket plentifully provided with the [ielicacies of a Virginia table. The opinion seems growing' that iowever much the damaging evi- lence against him, it lacks one big nassailable fact to make his convic- tion positive. LIFE OF SLAIN VIRGINIA CIRL IS STORY OF A PATHETIC, SELF-SACRIFICING LOVE Mrs. Henry C lay-Beat RICHMOND, Va., Aug. Henry i Binford girl died Seattle's win Clay Beattie, jr., did fire the shot that learned that it had bee a named brought death to his young-wife, out on the Midlothian turnpike that July night, his must be a heart and a mind worthy of a high place in the annals of criminality. For if ever woman loved a man with a pure, true, and self-sacrificing love, it was the love borne young Beattie by his wife. When, a little over a year ago, asked Louise Wellborne Owen take Shore Plans to Spend in Ter- minal and Secures Land. August Lake railroad company is to spend in Toledo in establishing j great terminal including a union de-' at to cost according to a received here. The road has btjuired 200 acres at Air Line junc- The union station is to be erect- at the foot of Superior street, ie reason for selecting Toledo is said have been that opposition had ap- every time an effort was made secure a Cleveland site. plan involves the diverting or 'Sad-ending of Superior-st. the aban- of Swan creek and the Mia- Erie canal in the downtown dis- the elimination of all grade fossings on the Lake Shore road in tie city, the building of a union de- and the doubling (f the yard ca- fcieity at Air Line Junction. plans for the entire he _ to marry him, she hesitated. She was a member of a fine old Virginia family and she had the family pride. There were stories circulated about Beattie and his entanglements with women, particularly his intimacy with the girl, Beulah Binford. Miss Owen had tieard them. Hers was a singularly lovable .nature and .she had a. host of admirers. .She hesitated. Out in the end she consented, and from that moment, as far as has been learned, she tried to make her every act one of helpfulness for her young husband. A child that had been born to the her husband. She concealed her own sorrow, and when she spoke to Beat tie, it was with words of sympathj for "the other woman." "You must bury the she told him. And he did Then Mrs. Beattie hsrself became a mother. She went out to her uncle's home, a few miles outside Richmond after convalescence, and there Beattie called for her in an automobile on the night of July 18. "I want to have a talk with you he said. "Won't you come for a Two hours later, just before mid night, he drove back to the Owen house with his wife in his arms, dead A gaping, hole had been blown through her head. Her hands and arms were stiffened before her as if they hac been extended in "supplication. Anil 'Seattle told them, as he helped to care for his wife's body, that a high- wayman had done it. Car Loads of Flowers Are Re- ceived From All Parts of the Country. NEW iYORK, Aug. hun- dred policemen handled the throng- that crowded the Hotel Plaza to at- tend the funeral of John W. Gates, the most elaborate obsequies ever accord- ed a private- New York. The body rested in state in the manr assembly. ropm of the hotel .during the loads "ol flowers early morning. Car were received from country. Announcement Made From New York That Beef Trust Will Force a Raise. NEW YORK, August prices will soar again, according to re- ports from the local headquarters of the beef trust. The wholesale price of ribs and loins in the best grade of beef reached the new high level of all parts of the The body arrived Tuesday from 3aris on the ship Kaiser Wilhelm dev Jrosse. Mrs. Gates and Charles G. Gates accompanied the body. While the funeral was taking place n New York, memorial services were leld in Port Arthur, Texas, participat- id in by the Elks lodge, city adminis- ration. and Pirotestant ihurches, more than l.OOO employes of he Texas Company, to cit- zens of Port Arthur and several thou- and from Beaumont. Houston, Or- ange, Galveston and other cities. 16 pound. This 1 1-2 cents inside -of a week and 4 1-2 cents since the first of the year. Rounds of beef were advanced to 11 cents in the best grades and 11 cents in the second grades, "which is an advance of 1-2 cent since last week. Even ducks have gone up from 1 cent to I 1-2 cents. Repre- sentatives of the beef trust intimate that there will be still another ad- vance next week. Retail butci'prs say that there is nothing for them to do but to pay the wholesale prices. They fear be- i ing placed on the "black which j they say the representatives of the j beef trust maintain against such re- j taiJers as give public voice to their i grievances. i NAPOLEON, 0., Aug. Scarcity of good cattle in the south- I laying with a box of strychnine and west is the explanation for ets the 18-month-old baby of Alfred! the boosting of prices made by the peck ate some of the contents. The i wholesalers. This is the annual of- hild died ten minutes later. tering. gents have been drawn and approved, id the initial steps towards the real- fttion of the big scheme -win be taken when Lake Shore GEN, SHERWOOD RETIRE AFTER NEXT SESSION? Veteran Congressman Ready to Quit As Soon As Pension Bill is Tariff Commission Bill. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, jsion of congress. When the Sher- Munsey Building. pension bill is enacted into law, _ he will be cnntent to rest and give the TV ASHINGTON, August other candidates a chaDCe are sentative Isaac R. Sherwood of Toledo, a large number of these. With Sher- the only union veteran on the demo- out cratic side, is thinking serousiy of re. of the way a republican no trouble in carrying the tiring from politics at the -aspiration ninth district. The principal difBcul- I ty would be in securing the nomina- a few weeks Bcials will take up with the city i of his present term in congress. He I tion, as candidates are as vacation of three Streets in Air'has received a very tempting offer i flies in summer. a Chautauqaa company, some-! Among the congressional possibili- nf qiiiwrinr "llus Me f G.500 for delivering a ities are Frank Mulholland, a success- Ul oUPeriOr-St.. i fnl A A _ Danker, Southard, of dead-ending 01 supenor-st., lawver l Id the city's co-operation in the stereotyped lecture ninety nights out: former ''congressman Ndpnment of Swan creek and the .of the year, and he is seriously consi- j John Schlatter and Gen.' J Kent Ham- .lami ft Erie canal. jenng gorng into the lecturing field. Ulton, who was defeated by Sherwood he Lake Shore mates Its appro- The heavy duties that devolve upon i at the last election :iat5ons four years ahead on definite him as chairman on the invalid pen-' ans of improvements that will be sions committee of the house have led during that time. It is Sherwood to think of retiring. 3 here that the regular four years' j He says that he came to congress, nip fpropriation has just been made by i with one purpose in view, to secure i pli ie company and that the 511.000.000 j general pension legislation. This he i Improvements will succeed in doing at the next ses-' At any rate' it is certain that his in Toledo, and set a number of possi- to fixing their politi- (Continued on Page 2) MAY TAKE PLACE OF SECRETARY WILSON Predicted That Food Expert's Course Will Be Commended When Report Is Made. REFERENCE BOARD TO BE LEGISLATED OUT! Doctor Will Be in Entire Charge of Pure Food Work and Be Unhampered, WASHINGTON. August is predicted! that the probe committee. which has been investigating Dr. Har-! vey W. Wiley will completely vindi- j eate his course of action and place j him in full control of the government- al pure food campaigns. It will also legislate the Rcmsen refeience board out of existence. Sweeping reforms will probably be demanded next De- cember when the House again con- In connection with the Washington venea. rumors that James Wilson is to be re- The house, if it desires, can hold til-ed as secretary of agriculture, the the whip hand in such matters, not- i name of Dr. Liberty H. Bailey, of New withstanding the fact that the de-! York, has been repeatedly mentioned partment is of the executive branch 'as Wilson's probable successor. Dr. of the government. Should it so j Bailey is one of the most prominent recommend the house may frame the agriculturists in the country- He was next agricultural appropriation bill so 1 named by ex-President Roosevelt as that Dr. Wiley will be unhampered in his work in the bureau of chemistry. It may also refuse to sanction further expense on account of the Remsen board, the food) and drug inspection board and even the board of personnel. The testimony has charged'that the administration of the pure food law has practically fallen into the hands of Solicitor McCabe, who is not a chemist and the Remsen board, which was not contemplated when the pure food law was enacted. head of the country life commission. FARMERS NOT FOR TAFT T. C. laylin, Master of Ohio Grange, Says President's Reciprocity Plan Hurt Him. -COLUMBUS, O., Aug. know of no farmer who will vote again for President Taft if the statement of thousands I have talked with can be relied said T .C. Laylin, master of the Ohio Grange in a statement made public today. Laylin asserts that the enactment of the Canadian reciproctiy agreement and the president's support of it is the cause of his unpopularity among the farmers. 300 401 521 574 ATWOOD'S PROGRESS Miles. a. St. Louis. p. Chica- go. p. Chicago. p. Elk- hart. WEDNESDAY- SI: 01 a. Elkhart. p. in To- ledo. p. Toledo. p. at fair grounds. p. Sandusky. p. at Eu- clid Beach. p. Cleveland. p. at Swarwille, Pa. a. Swan- ville. p. Buffalo 3.20 p. Buffalo. p. Lyons. p. Lyons. p. Belle Isle. p. Belle Isle. p. Fort Plain. a. Port Plain a. Castle- ton. Not a Single Part Has Been Replaced Since He Left St. Louis. STRANGE WOMAN A IN CASE Diegle Now Denies He Will Confess But State's Attorneys Await Document Which They Expect to Implicate Many Others. Nothing But the Whole Truth Will Save Sanduskian From Prison Brought to Bear to Seal His Lips, CDLTJMBUS. 0.. Aug. 23.-Rodney J. Diegle. convicted in the legislative bribery investigation, today gave out a statement in which he declared' that he had no knowledge of any wrong doing on the part of other legis- lators or lobbyists. His statement is taken as an indication that the state will gain no evidence through him. The Diegle statement follows in part: "The statements that I have a certain confession to make are erroneous. I have no knowledge of any wrong doing regarding any member of the legislature. In a conference with Attorney General Hogan 1 was asked if had a statement to make and I told them I had nothing to tell. I am ready to receive my sentence at any time. Stories concerning my nietting with Attorney General Hogaa when it was said I had a confession to make are entirely unfounded." Reports Conflict on Confession COLUMBUS, O., Aug. expected has happened in the bribery cases, and the predicted confession of Rodney J. Diegle. former sergeant- at-arms of the senate is now being put in writing and will be in the hands of the attorney general of the state and the prosecuting attorney of Franklin county within a few days. And it be said here fiat the con- THIS BREAKS ALL RECORDS Will Start on Last Leg of His Trip Down Hudson This Afternoon, 727 826 930 CASTLETON, N. Y., Aug. another world's 45.....miles away Harry N. Atwood, following his flight of 67 miles this morning pre- pared to take the record for cross country flight to his credit by tonight. The aviator started from Fort Plain at today and arrived near here at He will resume his flight this afternoon to Rhinecliff where ha will have covered miles which is 13 miles more than the world's rec- ord made in Germany recently. Atwood has already made one rec- ord which will stand for a long time. He is still flying in the same machine with which he left St. Louis. None of the parts having been replaced. Since he left St. Louis Atwood has covered 1132 miles in 25 hours and 13 minutes. Big copper pontoons will be placed on his machine today when he resumes his flight down the Hudson. From Belle Isle, where He ascended at p. m. Tuesday, Atwood sailed around Syracuse twelve minutes later, turned the nose of his biplane east- ward and. in the twilight descended into the Mohawk valley, alighting in a field at Fort Plain at p. m. His actual flying time was two hours and ten minutes and was made without' stop. Atwood believed he possibly might make New York today, but more probably on Thursday, because on ac- (Continucd on Page 6) tession is to Oe the whole thing or nothing will be accepted. No partial confession will go, and no tale like that told by former Representative Owen J. Evans of Stark .counljv-will save Diegle from-a teim in the- state prisonr His confession must be all that has been expected, and if this is made then there may be cause to look for another sensational report upon the part of the Franklin county grand jury which has not yet been discharged, but which is being held in readiness for just such a thing as is now coming to pass. The situation, made more ious by the appearance of the strange! "woman in the who furnished! a "tip" to Judge Kinkead, bms been, complicated by a remarkable state- ment of Diegle in which he says he wil not he is innocent anc has nothing to tell. This is directly contradictory to the news from At torney General Hogan's office. Meantime everyone wonders who is the strange woman. It is said tha Col. Diegle intimated rather strongly that his wife was the party in ques- fact that he told her 'so but she denied it. Airs. Diegle has said she knows of no "family friends' on Long street. "I have not confessed nor have promised to confess. I have nothing to he asserted emphatically at his room in the Virginia Hotel. Though declaring his willingness to tell all he knows concerning leg- islative corruption, Diegle asserts this will not involve either a confes- sion or the giving of evidence which will help in the conviction of the indicted legislators. When told of Diegle's declaration, Prosecutor Turner and Attorney Gen- era! Hogan intimated that his change of attitude might be due to pressure alleged to have been brought to bear on the former sergeant-at-arms in or- der to prevent him from telling any- thing. It was pointed out that Diegte since the conference in the Attorney General's office, has been visited by Charles E. Belcher and Conrad J. Mat- tern, two of the attorneys who defend- ed Diegle at the trial in which he was convicted last June. Belcher and Mat- tern, it was pointed out, have also" been retained as counsel to defend Senators L. R. Andrews, George K. Cetone and Isaac N. Huffman and Director J. Warren Smith Fruit Growers Will Be Benefited Thereby. HERE VISITING VINEYARDS Will Tell Shippers How to TakeK Advantage of Hot and Cold Weather Tips, i "If the fruit growers will havo faltfi in the warnings sent out by the weath- er department and act accordingly they will save themselves thousands of dollars in this fruit growing sec- tion, said J. Warren Smith, of Co- lumbus, in Sandusky Tuesday night. Mr. Smith is head of the weather bureau at Columbus and in charge of the district in which Ohio is located, of the United States agricultural de- nartment. He is now engaged in send- out warnings to fruit growers ia harvesting of crops. This bureau department was established some years ago and is op- erated through the weather depart- wi.n5 KT-.I j vv21 Ot Representatives George B. Nye and A. PrODaDle sudden changes in the weath- er are sent out from 24 to 48 hours ia advance so that the fruit prepare themselves for any emergen- fruit growers will accept the warnings sent out in the spirit that Clark Lowry. These dispatches have indicated for weeks that a confession would be forthcoming from Diegle, but the "wo- man in the case" has done more to! bring it about than any other one ele- ment, and because of this "woman in ?hey are will find that it lay" aside a Profitable system to said' (Continued on Page 3) WEATHER. and tonight Thursday, cooler tonight. Temperature at 7 a. m., 65 de- grecs. Temnerature one year ago 71 degrees, oan rises Thursday at a. m. and sets at p. m., (standard time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today. 18 miles northeast at Tuesday afternoon. (he chances for an immediate increase Smitil- "However. I- have found in his bank account, it is said. when literature is sent out to tho fruit growers it does not have the ef- fect that a personal visit will and that is why I am making the rounds with a view to showing the frait grow- ers that tbere is really merit in the plan of the weather warnings. "I can cite many instances where fruit has been saved through the fact SECRET SERVICE MEN HUNT ART TREASURE! French service men are today j -_ One concentrated upon the cause of finding "JSl the priceless painting "Mona Lisa j stolen from the Lvavre yesterday, i city in France and every art center in Europe. CERMANTS MONSTER SEA-FICHTINC SHIPS TO BE PARADED BEFORE KAISER WHEN THE MANEUVERS ARE HELD NEXT MONTH OFF KIEL v j t.- prou1 s navy" startinS a lowly position a comparatively short time ago, Germany has increased her naval strength until now her sea fighting strength is second emlv to ihat of Great Britain. Early in September, in the naval maneuvers to be held at Kiel, the kaiser will review from the deck of his private yacht a procession of his fighting ships, the like of which the world has never seen. There will be twenty-four great dreadnaughts in line, in addition to the battleships and cruisers. The picture sives an idea of what the scene will look like. a larga crop was saved through a i warning which the grower took seri- The search has been extended to every, otlsly. He secured oil bnrnere and by the use of them during a sudden cold spell succeeded at a cost of perhaps four or five- dollars an acre in saving a crop which netted him hundreds of dollars. "Just at this time I am on my way to the islands out of Sandusky with; instructions as regards the grape crop, particularly the white grapes from wines are made. At this time of the year when the grapes are being harvested it is very necessary to the fruit grower that know of any sud- den hot spell. The grapes must be picked when they arrive 'at a certain stage o.f irirt T.-V-- prepared for shipment a sudden torrid spell would result in great loss to the ship- per if he was not warned thereof. If the grapes are act picked and hot spell is liable to come within a day or two the picking can be delayed." If they are already picked the grower can save himself by icing his car and prevent the fruit from spoiling, as result of the warnings sent out by the department." Mr. Smith said that he had visited fruit growers near Euclid, during tha past week and that they were much taken up with the new system and would profit by it. He will personally explain the system fruit grow- ers of the islands. LCHAIN, 0.. Ang. report that the National Tube Co, will met additional blast at its plant here reacnsd this INEWSPA'PERf iEW'SPAFERt ;