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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 30, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TODAY'S NEWS TODAY S AN DU S KY I THE HOME PAPER S TAR -JOURNAL. YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 191 LAST EDITION NUMBER 277, Prosecution Winds Up Case By Trying to Refute Testimony of Its Own Witness. BEULAH BINFORD WILL BE USED IN REBUTTAL Crowd Disappointed When State Fails to Place Her on Witness Stand, PRESIDENT SOON TO START ON RECORD- SMASHINC CAMPAIGN TOUR THROUGH U S. CHESTERFIELD COURT- HOUSE, Aug. first big gun of the defense in the battle for the life of Henry Clay Beattie. jr., was fired today. It was direct- ed against the wall of damaging evidence erected by Paul Beattie, cousin of the accused. It was a strange coincidence that the youth whose story of buying the gun for his cousin and of his cousin's in- voluntary confession, "I wish to God I hadn't done was the first witness called by the defense to overthrow the strong case of the prosecution. The state closed its case quietly, overwhelming with the testimony of 14 men the story of a second blood ed Press: Says He Is Trying to Become Censor of Republicanism, But Will Fail. WASHINGTON, McCormick until Aug. Passengers Caught in Hurri- cane Tell of Harrowing Ex- periences Encountered APACHE SAFE IN PORT BUT BADLY CRIPPLED WHOLE TOWN MOURNS TWENTY-SIX WHO DIED IN RUSH DOWN NARROW STAIRWAY Wreckage in Streets of Savan- nah Is Being Cleared Away By Army Men, CHARLESTON, Aug 30.-Umping into port toda> came scores of vessels damaged bj the gales of the past two days. Double shifts cf woikmen aie icpanln? the gieat danirge through- out the i ity today. Passengers of the .____ Clyde liner. Anache. tell of a nariow thing is ananged' for "president Tatt's escaPe that vessel had Caught tall bwmg arounc tae tountiy w'uui, ln the vortex of the hurricane on the rpppntiv the 1S somg to be SOME a fortunate shift in the recently publishei j swi B B wind pi evented the vessel from being 01 the Chicago Tribune, has accepted; Talt feels Drettv celtain that he-u! washed ashore. Seven.! large steam- tile challenge to the republican pro-j be renominated, but te wants to be e'Lare. ashore, gressives made by President Taft of it, so he's going to take the1 f llst in tlle stoim which his Hamilton speech and prepared j Tafc smile and his winsome manners Chaileston last Sunday has the following statement for the Unit- out into the highways and the vessels which ed Press: and trv trtmnkip himepifi-oai oniin wit-h "e'e also believed to have foundered WASHINGTON, August 30 spot on the Midlothian turnpike told jesterday by 16-year-old Alexander Robertson. The trial was delayed by the late aurval-of Thicije Watson, and the at- torneys whose autos got stuck on the BY MEDILL M'CORMICK. (Copyright 1911 by the United Press Association. _________ ______________ muddy, road leading to the court he has learned nothing from the elec- house. They were forced to take to tion of last November First norni- and try to make himself real solid with'" oenevea to have foundered the populace. All told, he will travel S? h added to tnis miles, smashing his own nifty r been from Tales of record of 13.000 miles mate the last' experiences aie told by (time he appeared before the people in! who the stoim on It is plain fiom the j steamer that a The port' H dertaken by Aldnch, now he would be the cen- Congress sor of republicanism. He would him. who differs with horse-drawn vehicles. Miss Louise Leeves, a friend of the murdered wom- an, was the first witness called by the prosecution. She developed no ma- terial evidence. Det. Jarrel was next called to repudiate the story by Alex- ander Robertson, that he had seen a, train of Wood on the Midlothian road maJonty of the two houses of con- w expense will aggregate something like volvers nated by Roosevelt, then dominated I the taxpayers will bear. I the A __ -1- _ I _ U11Tr denied No wonder that, fiom now, a year until adjournment, the overwhelming annually appropiia- ales for the presidents r travel- Of ing expenses and the cost of this elec- v tioneering eX1Jedition will be paid out including the New York to Announces He Will Seek Third Nomination and Election to Congress. are re- from the scene of the crime. Jarrell said that he was certain that there were no blood spots on the road ex- tbe OOTnlon that if Taft were renomi- speech will be delivered. He will go fff., wu Vrfjl, Tim 4-rt J t.. _ _____1_t ___j. -i III- T_- _1 J.1_ 1-1 democratic and -.epublican, j Taft will leave Boston, Spetember 17 i ,-jcane Train serving is Jmnvnar-Mno. Btandpat or progressive, has been of for Syracuse, N._Y, where the first i ___ -.-.v- WfWVO j cept at the scene of the murder. he collld, not be re-elected. They remembered that his eulogy of Aldrich and his defense of the Beattie watched" the detective closely and looked tired and jaded. M. P of the murdered lnin girl, also declared he had failed to Ilam1sllde of 1910 when 80 stand- pat congressmen lost theii seats, and __ ws followed the find blood spots on the road. Several others were called and all testified next to Evansviile, Ind., then, betore his appearance at Hutchinson. Kan.. on September 26, he will go to St. Louis and visit several towns in Kan- sas, making back platform talks en route. He expects to make several property damage amounts to at least CANONSBL'RG, Pa., Aug. last of the 36 victims of the fire panic in the Morgan opera house was bur- ied today. Business has practically been suspended, the whole town being in mourning. Seventeen funerals were held yesterday. As the casket containing the body of Stephen Hastiowicz, ticket was beins borne to the grave in the the progresshes in the house dou- j hundred of these during his trin. He and 182 badly scared pasengeis Passengers Prayed. NEW YORK, Aug. all her deck gear swept away, the plate glass windows of her cabins smashed n-cic uaucu iiiiu ail Leblineu vi j It. i _ I -11 ii I that after a careful examination of the ed -thelr numbers- If Taft had been if ill then zigzag over Kansas, Nebras- aboard, the liner Havana reach- road they had found no blood spots. The state then announced it had com- thatf Campaign he would as few electoral votes as pleted its case, "with attorneys crime. Bryan did in 1908. Neither-has-anybody forgotten the Norton letter, which confessed that the president bad tried to intimidate and coerce the progressves by taking patronage from them. He failed to drive them out now he pro- f away his taiifl inconsistencies, Put to hlni he was !hjs haste to put through reciprocitv After a conference Judge Watson an- nounced that on a motion by the de- fense it had been decided to- strike out all evidence as to the action of the blood hounds at the scene of the ka, Missouri and probably Illinois. ed port. When the hurricane struck From Chicago he will go to Iowa, the Havana there was no time to bat- the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Minnesota-! ten-., dawn- the-batches- and llw sea tunate boy, was rendered unconscious and the mourners were panic strick en. The little white casket dropped intc the mud where it lay until the parts had recovered from the shock. Hodve was not seriously injured, but it wa necessary to remove him from thj cemetery in a carriage. Plans for a big memorial to be held in commemoration of the terrible Slavish Catholic cemetery, lightning'disaster are being arranged for todav struck a tree under uhich the proces-JThe schools will not open until Mon- sion was passing, and the six day, when memorial exercises will be bearers were knocked down. Johnjheld for the nine dead children who Hodie, a brother-in-law of the unfor- were killed in the disaster. T T, u T.- ca'led- .He I which affects farmeis' products, while Paul had told him the night he blocks the reduction of schedules after the murder that he did not be- liieve Henry had committed the deed and that Henry had told him he loved his wife. The state did not rest its case Tues- day night because of the testimony of a boy who alleged that he saw, spots of blood in the road at several! which affect manufactured products: to defend his Alaskan attitude; and his lack of an anti-trust program. If his swing around the circle two years ago discovered his weakness, then his and Michigan, and' back to Iowa. He will go to Cheyenne, Wyo., and thence to Ogd-en and Salt Lake City, making a special feature of tailend speeches on this stage of the journey. From Utah the president will go to Washington, visiting Seattle and Spo- kane and down the coast into Califor- nia, laying over in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other places. pushed its way below decks, flooding the sateeiooms. Passengers left their cabins and hurried to the main sa- loon where many of them knelt and i prayed. COLUMBUS. 0, Ang. the Methodist Episcopal church state conference which Septem- ber 27, Bishop Earl Cranston ol Washington, one of the best known second trip will measure its degiee (dignitaries of the 'church, will speak. was killed outsiae of lie Alexander Robertson was the noy and what he told the jury unexpect- edly in response to a question from counsel for the defense entirely upset the plan of the commonwealth to rest its case. Prosecutor Wendenburg an- HORSE THIEF WHO STOLE A NIMAL TWICE -NOW WARTS CHANCE TO STEAL HIM AGAIN AKRON, O., August has [Cleveland and steal that horse and Feeling Stirred Up Over Reci- procity Fight Crops Out at Theatrical Performance. i -i j. mjj di. .LIU 1 1 i.i ell Lcl I UUIlvl Uil emu w AAU the prize horse thief of them all. He onng him back to Thompson. Then applause followed a minute later ron village, the reduction for Kelleys MONTREAL, Quebec, Aug. storm of hisses greeted the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the Theater Royal. Round after round of NO CHANGE FOR ERIE IN FINAL TAX VALUES Total of Realty Is Nearly Thirty-Nine Million Dollars- Grand Duplicate of State Will Reach Seven Billions. Final announcement by the tax commission at Columbus on realtv values of Ohio shows that the total for Erie county and Sanduskj remains exactly as it was fixed on May 4 last, the valuation being The to- tal for the state reaches the huge sum of and the gracd dupli- cate, it is estimated, will be fully sev- en billion dollars, or sufficient to net seven million dollars of taxes under the one per cent limit. The Erie county valuation as now fi- nally announced includes tbe additions 'or Perkins and Huron townships, Hu- is now willing to steal for a third for him now to call at least seven ori eight witnesses boy's testimony. to controvert ths On direct examination by Proseca- tor Wenedenburg when the latter was a horse he has order to return it to the er. He asked Sheriff Ferguson to allow him one night's liberty to ac- j complish the feat. l il take and stand trial, medicine, but I want to 11 T------ J. ttJUL tV stolen, m j out tnat horse stealing when the performers played Save the King." "God! Island, and the horizontal reduction or ten per cent for Sandusky. The total own- j thing. I can steal him again. j.._ -__t seeking to show where the boy found! Jonn Smith- alias Jonn Bande, alias THE WEATHER. a certain yellow hairpin similar to that worn by Mrs. Beattie, Robertson referred to its distance from "the fiist blood spot." John Born is the man. He was Forecast: tuned at Hudson after the robbery night and the Carroll-Ridout hardware company warmer Thursday. Generally Thursday, fair to- slightly .sions which have been stirred by the mission was The per cent- cry which is being used of increase is 238.1. j against the reciprocity pact at stake As a matter of tact, the increase in the pending election. In an American company included for Erie county was much greater _ in the performance is a musical num- 1 and I than for most Bounties in the state greater than the aver- store and confessed. He also said Temperature at seven a. m., 60 "Were there two blood spots intended to rob the Hudson degrees asked Harrj M. Smith, jr, counsel for office- He told stealing a Temperatuie one year the defense in apparent surprise, andifrom Frederick Thompson of this city. degrees the boy not only told of a second !c ago. 6S Smith is accused of stealing blood spot but of several other horse from Thompson, selling it to smaller spots near it. John Brown, of Hudson, and abstract- The revelation concerning the pres- inS the animal from Brown's stable, ence of more than one blood spot is in line with the contention of the de- fense that all blood on the road oozed (Continued on Page 6) of selling it in Cleveland. "Let me out for just one night, Smith begged, I'll go up to at A m and se" It 06 D "L P' Maximum wind velocity for 24 Wednesday came a hissing from the and an instant !a'er a chorus of boo-iof east morning. tu Wed to......... act the demonstration by applauding, but their efforts were drowned DUAL NATURE OF VIRGINIA YOUTH ACCUSED OF SLAYING WIFE IS REVEALED TO GIRL REPORTER WHO TAKES AUTO RIDE WITH HIM Henry B. Brown, Former Jus- tice of Supreme Court, Says It Is Political Folly. BOSTON. August the ICHMOND. ya Aug a seventeen-mile ride I took with Heniy Beattie fiom Chesterfield to Richmond he com- pletely dropped the mask which he has successfully -norn before the crowds in the courtroom He is no longer a mystery that ad- mits of no explanation. He can eas- ily be accounted for on thp ground that he is mad He may present an interesting psychological study in the BY ANNABEL SHARP. recall as a "somewhat clumsv and i .c pensive device" former Justice of dual but if he is in an address to the American Bar As- sociation condemned any attempt to apply it to the judiciary. judge is fit for his place who has one shows the same trait The rats are thick in Henry Beat- >rison back of the old court i and he culd not bear the not the courage to render an unpop-j thought of another night spent Blar decision Brown, "and that-among them, so his attorneys peti- he should vindicate his right to re- troned that he be taken back to Rich- tain his seat An appeal to the people is the last recourse of political mond. He was intrusted to Police- man George Jarell and Detective Lu- !tner L- Sherer. He and Mr. Sherer Brown assailed the idea of popular I and Lsat on a back seat election of senators and endorsed the] me a cushion he had commission form of government for brought for himself and when I re- t fused it he settled back comfortably A wife deserter should be flowed! like the most care-free boy in the a salarv during his term in wil which and puffed at while Should be paid to his wifie according i the wind blew through'his hafr. to resolutions unanimously adopted by i On the" way to Richmond the. road the American Bar association today, lined with the inhabitants of the Uniform wife desertion states was urged. Aooabe) 5 harp laws among j little ramshatkle huts nearby, "wait- wa.s the cause of the dailj procession ing to cateh.a glimpse of the man that which for the last week has disturbed ber in which two women cornetists i for, the entire state, 155.6. In play a medley of popular songs wind-I t'le following counties only was the ing up with the "Star Spangled Percentage of increase greater than in ner" and "God Save the King." WheniErie Defiance, Fulton. Hardin, the "Star Spangled Banner" was'HenrV' Loram. Merret. reached an ominous silence followed i Ottawa. Paiilding. Putnam, Van Wert, The highest percentage as in Paulding county, tlie total or 295 6 j The total realty valuation for the i state is a staggering total, j 569. The increase over the real es- j tate valuation for 1910 is i 611, or 155 6 per cent. The increase over last is greater than the to- tal increase, up to this year, in realty valuations, since the first assessment of Ohio real estate ;n 1826. It is de- clared that small real estate owners in big cities will save one-fourth oil taxes previously gaid. Increases made by the commission on banks, railroads and other utilities, directly valued, and by locil authorit- ies on personal property will the new grand duplicate up to This will be ample to raise at 1 per cent all revenue permitted under the Smith law. Some taxing districts can secure the limit amount of revenue under levies lower than 1 per cent. Others will be unable to raise last year's revenue within tlie rate limit, but these districts will nat be in the larger cities. Compared with the first tax cate in 1S26, the increase in property value for the first time keeps pace with the jump in money raised by taxation. The duplicate in 1S26. with I 581.29o population, was tbe amount raised by taxation This covered every expense of state and local governments. Next year DEFENDS HIS COURSE IN PENSION MATTERS Ruling of Secretary of Stats Graves Fixes Qualifications for Primary Voting, Congressman Carl C. Andersv.. will be a candidate for the demo, cratic nomination for a third term. He so announced Tuesday afternoon at the forty-ninth re- union of the Sixty-first and Eighty-second 0. V. rsgimants at Marion. Whether he will have opposition is a question, no one having yet besn announced as a possible candidate for tj'ie nomina- tion, although there has beert some hostile talk. Anderson indicated in his speech to the veterans that he is "standing pat" on his pension bill. He severely criticized Gen. Sherwcod for the lat- ter's activity in defeating Anderson's motion to discharge the' commitf.ea "a imalid pensions, and said he wonid be willing to support Sherwood's bill if his own was not victorious, ridiculed the national G. A. R ;n- dorsement of Sherwood's bill. He referred sarcastically to Mar- ion democratic paper which recentii vigorously attacked him. The Sheep and The Goats. A ruling on the qualifications rf electors who will take part in tlie September primary has been given Uy Secretary of State Graves, as election officer of the state. Tt was requested by C. A. McDonald, a prom- inent resident of Cleveland, and a copy of the ruling was sent to the Cuynhoga county election board. Regarding the party affiliation re- quired to permit a man to participate in the primary, Secretary Graves said that it is impossible to make an In- flexible rule to apply to each and ey- ery case. As a general rule a person should only be held to be affiliated with a. party when his vote showed that he thereby indorsed and advocated principles of the party -with which he claims affiliation. His vote must show that he be- lieves in the principles of the party, and that those principles may lie enacted, he desires that party to succeed at the polls. This would be shown by the vote of the individual1 for a majority of the state ticket of a party, for the candidate of said party for congress and for the state senator and Anything less than thte would ba insufficient to indicate that a man affiliated with a party. In ng the affiliation, the vote of ihe in- dividual for the county possibly be disregarded. The appli- cant should be given an opportunity ;o explain his vote but it must b0 shown it was cast from principle and conviction and was not influenced by ocal issues, enmity for candidates. personal friendship or spite. This is in line with a ruling by Attorney General Hogan. DETROIT AVIATOR TO FLY FOR BIG PRIZE DETROIT, Mich., Aug. A. Tanner. Detroit aviator, has nounced that he will attempt to fly the smallest county will be valued ifrom Columbus, 0., to Rochester, N. higher than the entire state then. Last year the total revenue bv di rect taxation exceeded STjj.OOO.OO'l This includes sinking fund and interest, excluded from Smith law limits. Next year the en- tire personal property duplicate will exceed was SS27.370.943. Last year il Y., next week for a prize of of- fered by a Columbus merchant. successful, he says he will attempt a fight from Detroit to Rochester for which a purse is offered. TOUCHED TEXAS SESAT0K AUSTIN. Tex., August an all-night session of the Texas state This is an estimate, based on the senate held on account no quorum approximate increases made by the while Senator Claude Hudspeth of KI Paso slept on a cot near a window, with his trousers, on a nearby chair, a tax commission. Railroads from to tractions from thief climbed to the window and took to banks from the senator's purse which contained to These personal property gains, onj big corporations so change the propor- tion of personalty to realty, that real- (Continued on Page 6) ASHTABULA MUNICIPAL PLANT LIGHTS ALL STREETS FREE AND EARNS A BIG PROFIT the quiet of their lives. Beattie looked at them all and smiled, nor did he wince when he greeted with seveial jeering cat When the ear smirk the lone stretch of road where there aie few I nouses, he ?eerned to be cnjojing the sensation of and air whipping 1 against his face, and after ia while began to talk. His manner on the fiiit part of the ride was npr fpctly pleasant anr. normal likp that The Sandusk> Anting commission Salaries iOf a man who has not cnlv newr the problem of a municipal; Insurance i committed a crime hvt plant< might wel1 to Abh-' ;been accused of uiie It left hose 'ubula- Reports from tnat city show Compound i who ,ode with him totally unnreca-ed ithat in the firsc six months of the Supply................. for what followed j present year, the commercial lighting Tool maintenance...... "Last night I rou'dn't he inetted sufficienl to take care Power House Expenses said. "I felt something hit my'bodv !of. a11 street free of cost- Telephone and a moment later something 'sti1' leave a net proflt of Suspended account...... crawled up on my face I bnished it' The commercial rate- it is claimed, AK-Lamp Main.......... off and got up and as 1 rose I shook 'is !ower tilan tfiat charged by most Pole Lines............... four or five rats off mv jpnvate companies, the minimum'Coal This was horrible enough' in itself charse being 75 cents a month. Ac- Almost anyone who had felt iats to Superintendent Palmer, the Rep, to boiler and engine. .Sol.SO 90.00 I 156.49 S2.95 S3.79 37.99 Vermilion Had Big Crowd To- day for Reunion of Buck- eye Musicians. Special to The Star-Journal: VERMILION. 0.. Aug. (y running ovei him the night before would have shuddered when he came to tell of it. But Henry has shown item of meter maintenance was un-' Horse and Wagon usually large because many new me- Discounts allowed ters were installed, and the item of' that he is without the power to shad- j D0iler am1 engine repairs waa also un- der. In this case he is abnormal. I larSe- Thr detailed statement: 393.02 43.60! 78 04 seemingly everywhere, Ver- 214.11 milion people and several thousand 1'657.27 people have heard music today (o 3.557.23 their hearts' content The reunion 2.779.70 the Buckeye Band association broujtf-1 201.38 here more than a score of musical 01 120.111 ganizations and it has been one con- 900.71 tinuous concert, the climax coming in the grand mass concert under the di- rn i w i. K m rection of E. B. Ackley, of Sandnsky, iiv- io ciuiiui im.j( t atiH hiir niiFftrfp though it is a small thing. He told !of the receipts and disbursements fol-' From operation The was' of the rats in a conversational waylloW3: 'Misc. Sales ..i and had apparently not felt any re-! DISBURSEMENTS. j Received on Susp. Acct. the senSe nw" Total income ersion has been manifested fe ev-, Oil..................... ,4 22 nisbursoments I Belleville bands arrived and .1 Jiroughout trial. Carbons j moruing other, commence (Continued OE Page 2) j Meter maintenance...... S07.< ideal and with the 1S8.45 j town gaily decorated, it bis 21.60 holiday. Tuesday evening the Tiro, IF.WSPA.PFJ ;