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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 28, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio '1 in TODAY'S TODAY THE SANDUSKY YEAR- THE HOME PAPER STAR -JOURNAL. SANOUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY, ANGUST 28, 1911, LAST EDITION PRISONER IS CHUMMY HiS ACCUSERS NUMBER 275. Many Women and Children Are Among Dead Taken From Narrow Stairway. "REWARD OFFERED FOR MAN WHO CRIED FIRE Theatrical Manager and Wife Try to Quiet People and Save Them in Rush, LIST OF DEAD. HILL, MURRAY, aged thirteen years. a BYRD, FRANCES, colored, aged thirteen years. ROBINSON, MARCELLA, aged years. McPEAKE, ARTHUR, aged twenty years. YOUNG. MRS. CALLIE. aged twenty-nine years. RITTIGER, SYDNEY, aged thir- ty years, lived at Youngstown, O FISHER, LULU, aged twenty- eight years, of Glencampbell. Pa. MASTIC. PAUL, aged ten years, t MARSHALL, MRS. FRED, aged 9 thirty-five KELLY, MRS. BLANCHE E. BABY of Mrs. Keliy, four years old. LANE, CARL, aged three years. LANE, MARGARET, aged four 0 months. aged four- teen years. KAY, GEORGE, aged thirteen years. MILLER, MRS. CHARLES, of J McKeesport, Pa, DUBROWSKI, BOLUS, a miner. COLE. GEORGE OWEN, agea forty-two years. GEDITSCH, ELIZABETH, aged six years. GREEN, ELIZABETH, aged four years. GIBBS, ELIZABETH, aged six years. RICHARDS, STELLA, aged eighteen years. NUGY, LUDWIG, aged three years. SHAMER, HAROLD, aged thir- teen years. VCAMPBEUL, MRS. MARY ANN v LAIRD, aged forty-five years. LAIRD, ANNIE, aged eioht years, daughter of Mrs. Campbell. Think They Can Prove That Al- leged Murderer Feared Ex- posure on Separation. PAUL BEATTIE'S TALE OF SHOT GUN COMING Henry C. Beattie and Detective I. L. Seherer. CHESTERFIELD, C. H., Va, Aug New Witness Found Who May Give Damaging Testimony Against Prisoner, f CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, jVa., August niotner for her inurderc 1 daughter took fie I Center of the stage today in the grim dianici of Seattle's lieht i lor life. She was Mrs R B. Ov.e." put on the stand by the prosecution to prove the revolting motive assign- ed for the crime She stepped into tne litte court house from a curtain- OANNONSBURG. Pa., Aug 28 Oannonsburg is toda; pieparing to Iniiy her dead, 26 victims ot the trag- edy at the Morgan opera Sat- urday nisrht. where one civ of "fire- turned an oiderly theatre into a par u-striken mob vhicb r rushed ami trampled to death T omen anfi etjjdien There rio firo oi ana no reason for A film in tflo motion pictine booth broke and frame one saw a flash ot lisbt As a proof of the fact that the film not burn the great of films in' tno booth are todav in the possession of the police and ill bp turned over! te the corcnpr. The Tm'n. will 50 into irournlns for thp remainder of the' week and entertainments and stayety of all kinds have been called off Wenaeei ei trie i ipafrc where the ppnir bat, offeied "V reward of :'50a for tl-e name of the paused tl-p pansc by en IDS in t.ic nwing picture sfiow at taanorFhura, Pa whpie 28 wcro killed an 1 many injuiPd The moving raar'hine de- Toloped a Sound follovpd p.nd boy sholn- a min- er, a slant in .ninip'pcl exit. In a moment theie was'a fight- ing, struggling after him At ths V. AA.f U, XX UC, s. fipiql appncnrc of j lor a conlerence of attor- accilstrs neys over the point in question th- it is a singular condition. The succeeded in the cused man is shown with a compan of her that ion m the picture It might be daughter, newly a mother had dis- Happy so contented does, nei husband thp prison each appear. They aren't chums, K had contracted a horrible disease though. The man who ln njs debaacheiies is L. L. Sche-er, claim agent After a conference Mrs Owen was for the Chssapeake Ohio railroad, allowed to go ahead with her test! who has gained considerable reputa Mrs Owen testified that her tion as a special investigator and TI to I daughter had shown evidence of has had almost entire charge of the B-artie's condition She said that state's efforts to gather evidence to whpn she first saw the of her convict the alleged murderer (murdered daughter she cried. "Who It is through Scherei, Oon1cl 'm-p been so cruel as' to kill a -------1 OUT flTlSTPl o-ii-l '-JJlP CT 'f? "Po ff The defense was erei, princpay, that the prosecution hoped to sen-11Our anSel girl Beattie to the death chair, yet theimade no 'eply two have conducted themselves like the best of friends. Beattie laughs and joke? with the big detective, at times "kidding" him and enjoying his own thrusts of humor immensely. Toward his own relatives, however, and those of his dead wife, who are among the state's witnesses, Beattie exhibits anything but a genial frame of mind. The testimony cf Seherer, inasmuch as it so frequently introduced tae name of Miss Bmford, excited interest on the part of the prisoner and his usual aonchalance gave way to a de termmcd, tigerlike crouch over the bench as he strained forward to catch every sj liable uttered Xot infre- quently did he fidget about nervously in his seat The muscles in his face pulsated as be ground his teeth. Oc- casionally and a suddenness thjt sometimes start'od his counsel, Beat- :ie put both his aims aroand the nock of Harry JI. Smith, ]r, the lawyer be- side him, and insisted on continued unable to shake her testimony P-eattie looks more worried today! than at any time during the trial CXE OP THE COACHES THA1" WCNX OFF THE BRIDGE Would-Be Hero Alleged to Have Flagged Lake Shore Fly ers Near Here. REMOVING DEAD AND INJUREDFROM THE WRECK. audible Once his whisper was "I diun't say h? protested to' lawyer as Seherer talked on. (Ccnt'nueri on 6) Mrs. Owen was called his eves stared straight at her and his back stiftened while his fingers were clenched before him. Mrs. Owen was asked first to state all she knew about her daughter's married life The defense startled into activity by the woman s appearance frantically object- ed to every question asked. Finally Judge Watson ruled that the sibihty of this line of testimony would have to be argiied away from the jury The lawyers for Beattie then re- tired while the little woman, heavily veiled rind all m black, retained her seat at the witness stand. No mor" dramatic entrance ever characterized a murdpr trial than that of Mrs. Owen The attorneys bsd allowed the rumor to Fpread that she would not appear and her entrance into the trial was a complete surprise. A new witness accidentally disov- ercd by the prosecution is said to have asserted he knew a day ahea-l of time that the murder was to oe" committed. His name is George Jones a and he is alleged to have Si1- en this information in the pres (Continued on Page 6) State Tax Commission Raises Valuation to a Half Million Dol- Now for Less Than Cent Rate. The valuation of the Sandusky I dav Co for taxation pur- ar-Jourual One Per to a SDeclal Gas poses, was at by the sta The mciease is enormous the for- 'rner having been J74.250 te tax commission at Columbus, Mon Labor Leaders See No Chance of Federation Recognition on Harriman Lines. WILL ASK. DIVORCE- SAYS POPT INFLUENCED HIS WIFE TOCO ONSTAGE C. H, D. Passengers Leave Rails at Kirkwood asid Kin sey and Car Turns Over. 0., Aug. on the C H. D. 18 hours. rn a wierk at Krk- Burton was In a wreck at rsraons vsere injuied when two cai's the tracks. One of the coaches ccmpletply over. The tram was slonin-? for Ration when the car? left the tiaok .fte car that rolled over was occurred -F about fiftv people, most of their "OHiias to Dayton. As the rar s'et- the passengers began a fight for and trampled one another s7.-t3iJi a few minutes a crowd of had collected and soon liad :bs5ped a hole in the side of the car. _ had not climbed out of :ae Windows, or whose injmies pre- dated them from taking a hasty ? were pulled through the hole. T2o train wrecked at Kirkwood traveling twenty-five miles an _ SStir when the engine struck a de- rail, which it from the The engine ran more than ?erds before overturning, drag- avo coaches and a tender be- Maa it, members of a dramatic tempaay were en hoard the train.! them, Agnes Hite of Toledo. id Wenita Sr.opner of Cincinnati. baaly shaken up. SAX Aug. a statement which in to obviate any of avciting the f hop- men's strike on the Harriman lines Ju'ius KnitL-plnut tofla% assert'-d that the proposed federation oi all rail-) read men would cn'sh the unions m control ol fbe :-ailvai of the countrj and that n wps ruivvav of- ficials" duty to the public to prevent this He denied h- bad refused to confer! vith tlie federation officials He Jlso stated that the retrenchment policy rccentl-. -ir'nntcd was due solely toi lark of business vicp Ki.ittsch-' mtt. of the T-anirniin Imps is in this cm beeu made' for his coning conference with the i interraticnal presidents whoso mem-' rre emplo.-eJ in the shops of the Harriman railroad If he ref-ises a ronfp-cncc, an immediate strike order is feared. The People's Light Power Co Vermilion, a heretofor Says He's Ready to Go When Called and May Start Tues- day. Although Columbus reports indicated that he was expected in that city Monday to submit a statement to At- tornej GenieraJ Hogan and Prosecutor Turner. Col. Rodney J. Diegle remain- ed at his home here and there were no new developments of importance, "I am ready to go whenever they call for said Diegle. Monday. "I may go to Columbus Tuesday." As had beeu expected, Diegle j arrived here late Saturday. While he talked to friends and to interviewers, he gave out no new information. He j said that he had received a letter from j John Egan, his personal attorney, in- dicating that Egan would probably reach Columbus some day this week. He denied that he had' seen or been m conference with any member of the senate since his meeting with Hogan and Turner. He insisted that what he had to tell would not create any' j sensation Asked about the re- ports conceming a woman having been i interested in his case. Dipgle insisted the St I the only "woman in the case" was Mis. Diegle He said nothing con- cerning published reports of the activities of another woman. Judge Kinkcaa at Columbus, ap- HOPE FOR A REWARD HIS PROBABLE MOTIVE Harry Christian, Living Near Bogaifs, Arrested and Said to Have Confessed, Charged wth taking spikes out of t'e rails and bolts from the of the Lake Shore and' M'chigan Southern railroad, two miles west of Vermilion, and a mile and a half east of Sandusky, and then flagging two fast pas- senger trains and causing them to stop, Harry Christian, 38, resid- ing near Bogart's Corners, is now in the county jail. The arrest was made late Saturday afternoon by Captain Collins of the Lake Shore police, under the direction of D. R. Pspmeau, of the same force. The auhonties are at a loss to ac- count for tne man's actions, except on tae theoiy thai his mind was not right at the time, it is dear that he Had no thought of attempting to wreck the tiains, as he stopped them a short distance from the places where he took the ?mkps out. It is said that Christian made a contusion ct v.nat he had done at bheriff Renter's office Saturday night 'He claimed he stepped the trains ia oraer to get a re waul from the com- pany, "i thought they would give me some money if T showed the company the weak olai es in he said in the statement. When anaigned in Squire Dietrich's court Monday morning Christian, shut up like a clam and would not even make a plea in the ease of the state of Ohio against him He was not represented by an attorney Trills the interests o fine Lake Shore -were in the hands of Attorney George W. Hitter. At the direction of the justice a plea of "not guilty" was entered, upon his books. The interference with the track near Vermilion occurred August 16, and that this city Saturday- morning. Spectators said that tha man waited until the trains stopped, and then walked away without ing anything. new corpoiation not' pointed Judge David the fas dunurafe, was Lilley, Karl T. Webber a committee of Will Strike. CHICAGO. Ana: ;s. thre shop pmploves of {he Contra! railroad may strike If the road does not grant tneir demand', recognition of the system federation As a result of the strike vote taken last Presiden' HcCreery. of thf- Illinois Central sjstem federation ar- rived here tcd-y to confer with thp railroad officials, and will give them just 72 hours to accede to the de mands of the men. SAY ANNEXATION OF EGYPT IS IMMJNENT LONDON, Aug. annex- ation of Egypt by Great Britain is be- lieved in diplomatic circles today to look imminent. It is said that on slightest pretext England will maKe this move, and Germany is laying nlnns to block it, in the Tvloroccan situation is oiid to listed at M the Fianklm county bar to investi- pt coiporaUous, cspec-, gate and. if found proper to institute public utilities, aie running iar prx-cedmgs in contempt of court wc said asairst Fred Bush, editor and pro- -pnetoi-cf iiu' Athens Daily Messen- Auditoi we now know, it is coitaiu that our ger. of Atbcns. Ohio.' tax rate will not exceed ten mills or The action of Judge Kinkead grows one per c-cnt and the chances seem out of an editorial published several ;ooa tor making it less than flays ago in the Messenger, in which i !thp editor took Judge Kinkead and! According to Columbus advices, the i Prosecutor Turnei to for offering nnal valuation of e'octric light con- susnend sentenc" upon Diegle pro- ceins fixed bj fhp commission hp told of his bnbprv relations was announ-pd In deter- with members of thp general assembly mining the commission i anrl others The strongest statement takes into sworn state- of the oditorial is "Kinkead and Tur- nients OL thp companies, fallowing a ner have demanded life, blood ppr- complete imentoiy of all property, black-handed of' poor he receipts, earning, etc T'pon all I Diegle-or behind the bars he SOPS 1 tnp tax is. de- Prosecutor Turnpr, in a letter to the, prmmpd A of is I advised him that he was not oeJieved to indicate laige Pamirs b> acquaintp-d-ytth the facts in the case thp local companj as DiPsl-'s nttorney made the first of and that Judge M.I hnri nothing whatever to do i thp matter other than to sus- sentence until the matter was ?d upon Prosecutor Turner al- so (rmirnented upon irleals of citi- as pronoundpd m the editor- ial Renorts N mpnts offered t-> havp phange' his mind abwt making a full statp- I iripnt of farts irararding legislative, WPI-P nlpntiful find var- I comrnpnte'i upon CINCINNATI, Aug. stuhf of a lighted cigaret. thrown into aa open suit case filled with light fab- rics, caused a fire at the Burnet house, one of Cincinnati's leading ho- tels, on Vine stieet here. YOUNGSTOWN. 0., Aug. Thielman, 55, of Lowellville, commit- ted suicide by shooting through head. Giief over the recent death of his wife is said to have beea the cause. LANCASTER, O-, Aug. C. D. Martin of this city died Sunday aged 82. He served In congress front 1859 to 1S61 and was a member the supreme court in eai ly '80s to assist in disposing 6T of business before, ithat I ndfr the old valuation thp Sarrlus- ky C-as Electric C-> paid nv: Tfi tavos; on ppnona! and about SI on real pstate fndpr the now valuation, at a onp ppr cent rate, the on 6) WEATHER. Forecast: Showers tonight or offpj- Kinl- with pcnd YOUNGSTOAVN. 0., Aug. city was visited by swarms of tiny flies which piactically drove people off the street, huiting business and, causing great annoyance. They were "so thick that it was necessaiy to op- closed tare to protect the pas- sengers a. m 72 de- Temperature at grees. Temperature one year aso, KO degrees Fun rises Tuesday at 4- a m and sets at 8 03 p. m. I standard Mav rpum mnd for _'! hours endina: at noon id milps southwebt at Monaav morning. At- mcntinsc tbpm a r.mior that A one of co-msel. who to the state's n paitial Xuiust "i is'on bis to fro-'i Califor- nia to further negotiations to- ward ji rnnfeFsion____In fait, repm (Ccntmue.1 on Face t.i Left Wideil as Daughter Came to Take Him Home and Drank Acid. POR1 CLINTON LAUNCH SAFE AJ NORTH BASS iiot- i uuL'UL-iiig uer 10 ao so. we says ne u have been taken for this purpose. j They were married eleven years age Ijpton Sinclair author, socialist ahd founder of Utopian colonies his wife has left-him to go on iLe stage. He blames a Kansas poet for n her to do so. He says he intends to sue immediately n Special to the Star-Journal. PORT CLIXTOX. August was received here this afternoon thai. four people who left here Sunday af- ternoon in a motor launch were safe on North Bass Island where their boat drifted Sunday night after they ran of gasoline. When they failed to return night it was feared that they hacTper- tehed and search was instituted for them. The sean-h kept up all Mon- day morning and it was 2 o'clock be- fore telephone roessag? from Xorth Bass announced that they were safe. The party consisted of: KAISER TAR SPRUCE, a foreigner who came here on a yacht with a t-arty. and took out the launch j MAC KUXEY. Pert Clinton MISS SOPHIA MILLER, clerk at! the inter-Laken hotel. MISS DAISY CART WRIGHT, dining room girl at the Inter-Laken hotel The party left Port Clinton S'inday afternoon and were been at Put-in Bay Sunday afternoon. Tbat was the last heard of the boat until the tele- phone message saying the.i wore safe-, i A boat was sent over U> North Bass! at once to tow them back as it was said in tho message that the engine had gone wiong. TOLEDO. 0., August Clinking for several days G Spencer. 78, retired Ot- tawa banker, drank carbolic acid and; Aifi at the Tavein hotel. He had. I been in the city a week stopping at I the A friend of the family i-ent for liis son to come and take him bow but the father refused to go, His daughter, Mis. Dutlmger, of Mem- phis. Tenn arrived at the hotel ins; in at the front door as Spencet left b> the side entrance. Spencer then proceeded to the Tav- ern hotel, a block away. an4 procured a room, 'egistering as Joan Jones ol Cincinnati. About an hour later the elevatof bo> noticed the smell of acul and up- on looking is room saw UM aged man gasping for breath. Dr. Reis was summoned, but Spencer died before he arrived. Spencer is survived by a widow, four sons. .1. C. Spencer, dealer, Finnlay; R. G. Spencer. Jr.. and Guido Spencer, owners of the works at Carej-. 0.. and F F. manager of the McClond Lumber Oo.. California, and daughter. Dutltl> ?rr. wife of a cotton at Me phis, 1'enn. NEWSPAPER! ;