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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio I THE HOME PAPER J I TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL FORTY-FIFTH DECEMBER LAST EDITION NUMBER 46 NAMARA CONFESSION Prosecution Has Been Trailing Others Believed To Be Impli- cated and Federal Grand Jury Report May Unearth Conditions As Yet Unlocked For. James B. and John J. McNamara Will Be Sentenced On Next Tuesday By Judge The Former For Mur- der and the Latter For Dynamiting the Llewellyn Iron Works. LOS Dec. was 'earned here today that detectives em- ployed by the McNamara prosecution have been keeping a number of per- sons in Indianapolis and various California cities under serveillance for past two weeks and arrests will be made when the federal grand jury reports at Indianapolis. Sensations in the case have just persons familiar with the prosecution say. No one was allowed to talk to the McNamaras today except in the presence of witnesses. It is stated that the plea of guilty was entered after District Attorney Fredericks had shown his hand to the defense and brought two witnesses into court who saw McNamara entering the alley near the Times where he placed the dynamite. This was the final link in the chain of evidence it was will This ancient adage was brought home with force to the hundreds of men and women who had pinned their faith in the inno- cence of the McNamaras and contributed to the defense fund. Today the men sit closely guarded in ineir cells. No one is permitted to see them. The brothers slept soundly last night despite the sensational turn in their case. All through the night guards were near and while they were in court their cells were searched yesterday and all articles which might be used in ending their own lives were removed. There is apparently no bitterness against the men here but it is desired to take every precaution. Others Implicated in Dynamit- ing With McNamaras Will Be Severely Punished. BURNS TO CONTINUE HUNT Federation of Labor Gives Out Statement Condemning the Men For Dee. feder- al grand jury investigation into the McNamara case will be pushed to the limit according to the Federal Attor- ney -Miller here today. The confes- sion yesterday will have no bearing on the government case he said. Sen- sational .disclosures are promised by many close to the prosecution who as- sert the sensational developments have only started. Conferences between Attorney Mil- ler and other federal officials were held here today. Various detectives who have been in Indianapolis con- tinually since 'the McNamaras were arrested also- building. called at the federal Eckhoff Star That there was some politics in the entering of pleas was assert- ed today. It is asserted that Job Har- the socialist candidate for may- or at the election has beea given a Wow by the action. After-tne arrest of Detective Franklin on a bri- bery charge it is said the state plan- ned to show its hand. The two wit- nesses who saw McNamara entering the Times'alley on the night of the ex- plosion were brought into court. They sat for a time until McNamara saw them. He as he had talked to both of them on that night and rec- ognized them. He called 'to Attor- ney Scott and a whispered- conversa- tion was held. Soon after negotiations were opened. It is reported here that Ortie Mc- Manigal will plead guilty to dynamit- ing the Llewellyn Iron works and that sentence wilFbe suspended BO that he may he taken to Indianapolis to be the central figure in the federal In- vestigation there. District Attorney Fredericks refuses to confirm It is asserted that memhers of the Iron Workers union were named in the se- cret confession made by McManigal which will be made public after the Indianapolis federal grand jury reports indictments. Why Clarence Darrow defended the guilty McNamavas is explained by Darrow himself today. Soon after the pleas of guilty were entered yes- terday Darrow went for a walk in the back streets of the city to escape ques- tioning at his offlrce. He was with a United Press correspondent. friends will only understand why I defended the said Darrow. The world will and that is what I expected. When I went into the case months ago I could fore- see just what has happened. But Jim TO SAVE HIS BROTHER. LOS Dec. may but if I do it will be for a Principle. They coiild never have BtirVdetectiVes bj got me gallows on evidence MEN WHO ADMIT RUINS OF BUILDING AND JUDGE WHO WAS TRYING THE CASE Eckhoff taken a witness from here played a big part in the con- fession yeseterday is believed. Eckhoff is' a boyhood friend of the McNama- ras. Chief of Police Jackson said to- but I was afraid that poor old John might get it because of my fight for life. I am not afraid and I will re- main unafraid. I'll take anything to save who could not help else knew. He led detectives to a near the McNamara home in which dynamite had been received and disclosed other evidence. son said Burns asserted Eckhoff of nitroglycerine i buried by j Poor Scott and Davis are all in. They felt mighty bad about this. I told them that I must save John and told them to go see the district attorney and arrange to have me swing if they the trick blew up a with one and bur- ied the other three. McNamara is not a murderer at heart. But w i.J 11 UL. CLU Eckhoff it is would have gneii He .g a destroyer of propertv. _ much testimony corroborating QJ. he beMeved the' meang story told in the confession ot Urtie he was the only way of win- tha dur. McManigal. Burns Eckhoff told of admissions T Vr_ a5d made to him. which nr.Vki con- jn the c'sss- tention of the defend corn- o eiy. j ronl.- e n down Burns told Jackson that an nis rtQ. i b liRve we 1 Pa-e earthed the alarm clock BT' vices by and a box In whi dynamite had been j rn Burns Expected Death. Dec. 2 Despite the fact that he was aware of details of the evidence in the sion of the -state in the McN'annra case Francis J. former grr.ft prosecutor of San todav ex- pressed surprise that the McNamara brothers had nleacled girH.y. told me he ejected to be murdered for fighting the flyjnmlt.'Tier said Heney. sair1 he had told me the details so that T know if were slain who it. He wanted me to assume charge j of the prosecution should lie be mur-j Condemn McNamaras. Dec. official statement from the American Federa- tion of Labor was issued today byi Secretary Morrison. It declares McNamaras have outraged the confi- dence of organized labor anri deceiv- ed thousands of workers who ralliad to their aid with financial The acts of the McXamaras merits the condemnation of labor and all says the while use of violence of any kind is coptrary to the principles of unions Lis labor stands for law and HOW SAWDUSKIANS RECEIVED THE NEWS The first bulletin announcing that the McNamaras had changed their pleas to Los Atigeles came to Vie Star-Journal almost two hours after the last edition had gone to press. The. dramatic developments ence in timis made when the here. Following the first-bulletin-came-a long giving details. Star-Journal at once sent out bulletins to all parts including drug-stores and other public so that the news spread rapidly. It caused a great surprise and comments gener- ally indicated this. That a confession was more satisfactory than a conviction was the general opinion. Today's Star-Journal gives the- complete with many new devel- opments. Additional stories and details will be found on page eight. CHRONOLOGY OF THE TIMES CASE 1910. OCTOBER Times newspaper plant destroyed by explosion and fire. Twenty-one men killed. OCTOBER grand impaneled by Judge began sifting alleged evidence that three Stories of Turkish Atrocities Is Cause Of Newspaper Cor- Dec. Persian colony here todiy telegraphed I an appeal to the German reichstag to interfere in the threatened dismem- bermen of Persia by England- and Russia. Perry Centennial Commission Would Advertise industrial And Other Features. WILL BROADEN SCOPE 8EYOND CELEBRATION Project To Co-operate With A. Arxi Raise Publicity Correspondent Stabbed. Dec. ho had One cf the most interesting and important accomplishments of the first meeting cf the Perry's Victory Centennial com- late Friday was the taking of steps it is will iead to an adver- tising campaign in behalf of the city which will be heard from all over the country. The advertising is to be industrial as well as pro- claiming the fact that Sandusky is Jfie to. the .Put-in Bay celebration. A proposal at first made that I1A- 000 be raised to advertise the city as the was modified and it- was agreed to make an effort to se- cure and to broaden the scope of the advertising campaign to include the setting forth of Sandus- ky's advantages as an industrial. manufacturing city. This it is is a defi-. nite forerunner of a new which will have the support and co- operation of the Business Men's asso- ciation. The centennial commission heartily-approves of it .and it is'knowti that several prominent officials of tee B. M. A. also look favorably upon It is believed that magazine and simi- lar advertising will do more to secure new industries and new business for the city than any plan yet attempted. The matter may be brought np at meeting of the B. M. A. trsatees Sat- urday evening. which we wish to will not be merely for advertising and promoting a centennial hut for advancing our industrial and commercial said .President of the commission. The project of erecting a arch at the foot of Columbus proclaiming- Sandusky- as tie was favorably received. 'Be- j are yet .to be out. I An harmonious working arrange- Joseph D. Her Will Be Paid Petitions Have Many Names. advertising campaign and to assist is.' Sandusky's part in the centennial will he the desire of the j commission members. I Aside from me effecting of as_pr- written accounts of cruelties perpetrat- ed by Turks during the Turko-Italian Jean correspondent for the Paris Temps was stabbed and painfully injured early today. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU. Munsey Building. __ _____ Dec.. number The plans ot pensions of interest to Sandusky the erection of a arch. were granted today. Mrs. Mary Sted- reportea. Friday by the' Star-Jour- man of was granted no other .of importance 550 back pension and Joseph D. WPS transacted Another meeting of the Soldiers' back pea- te jn the near sicn. _......_'_____. Representative Anderson in ______ day's received signatures to SHAKER ELDER FREED a petition for his renoramation. Asked nti about his general pension bill Mr. An- QF MURDER CHARGE derson ______ 1-The Os 'the old soldiers. If I cannot get the pro- ceolu county grand jury completed us Still Hold Nankin. Dec. Dec. News- Leader here prints the outline of what is said to have been a detailed and HALF MILLION FOK ELYRIA. Eighteen Shoppipg Days to Christmas TWENTY-THREE MEANS You for That. Shop Today men known as J. B. Milton A. Schmidt and David had blown up the Times with Per Cent purchased September 26 from Giant Powder works at San Francisco. DECEMBER 25 Llewellyn works partially wrecked by explosion. 1911. JIANTTARY Grand jury returned secret indictments against Schmidt and Caplan MARCH 14 Coroner's jury filed verdict declaring victims met death in wreck and fire caused by dynamue explosion. APRIL James B. McNamara Ortie' McManigal arrested in De- troit and taken to Chicago APRIL Secret indictments filed by grand jury against James B. Mc- Ortie E. McManigal and John .T. charcing them with de- struction of the Times. AP'RTT. -John J. McNapiara ar- i-octrci in offices of International as- of and Structural Iron Workers in Indianapolis. Extra- dited immediately and rushed across the continent to Los Anseles. within the wrlls. Large forces of crime was committed to kill his wife. in cash and an equal amount MAY 4 McMani-ral taven before rebel infantry are massed Me the The details of the murder coincide of stock in the American Telegraph where he mnfle gates ready to rush the city as soon as almost precisely with the theory of the and Telephone Co. will be received statements accusing their artillery succeed in making a case set out by the state at the here. Jon Doe and Rich- breach in the walls. _ _ arg Doe of nineteen murders in con- Times exnlosion. anrt Trlfl'ne John J. McNamrra to wreck Llewellyn Iron works. TTTLY 12 guilty. Trial of J. B. McNa- mara for murder of Charles one of the Times explosion begins. NOVEMBER Bert H. investigator employed by ar- rested charges of bribery and at- tempted bribery. NOVEMBER 30 Disclosure m side j that prosecution .had heard conficlen- j tial conversations by means dicta- phones spcrftfecl in jsii. James B. McNama- 1T i la uv tuy tu kin early this morning still in Pnvate confession bj henrj Claj a fpw by thr the of the imperial forces for the perusal of his York Telephone 'a subsidiary under command of Lieuienant General family alone. It is stated that one of of the takes over nine iudeper.- Feng Kwo-Chang the city fs at the the detectives who worked on the case cent telephone companies in New York mercy of rebel batteries which frown was permitted to see the including the Troy and Albany down upon it from Hill and According to this alleged in which much Elyriu command practically entire town Beattie decided two weeks before the was invested. It is estimated that bert Gilletr. who has been in jail hers for seven wef'cs charcrecl with murder. Gilictt was accused of her out of sr. her request by Dec. of Ely- administering of ria residents will nrofit by the McNamaras arraigned. McNamaras pleaded not e5.rv.dL i ra pleads guilty of dynamiting i building. John .T. McXamara pleads I I guilty to blowing up Llewellyn Iron I works. Date for sentence is set for j Dec. 5. SANTA CLAUS FUND IN NEED OF GOOD BOOST Member of Life-Saving Crew From Loram Assists Stu- dents in the A. dollar bill looks mighty to a man 'unless he has to give it to his wife. ifben H .looks big a govern- ment bond. erally fair and SANTA CLAUS FUND Previously acknowledged A Santa Claus Booster.......1.00 Total V.'hi'e v.'o'ro hoostiis city iudusu'ialiv. it is we'l to ro-j N. Dec. R. Hearst contributed to the fund raised by the Independence league of New York county at the last according to a statement filed I with the secretary of state today.- league The Temperature at year ago 2-5. i a. necessary the fund be completed by December .'0. there are b'lt eighteen days and all of these are either. havf to say abo'it. Sm1- ia Chins the good if ran accom- and why men. women ami S u n day i member Thai there is another side tojdren should help ivu-h day could be found of tiie bear. htlv cold-r inla rather coupon or blank form be pub- ers in smaH th I or'e of bes' Wajs of ie' oe sem ir' tiie the boitorn thr I in thf is to boost the Sanui amount which dosired 'o g'va withpM' rcsuli. S-jnj.-d.ty one j cjaus i This coupon is prina-c on pagy oigbt niombor-of the i A single contribution had been re j today. Look for fili it out and Loniin came re- assist day Lake Erie still holds is its the body of Ray Obernn stuient was drowned on Thanksgiving while hunting west of Rye Beach. to a Ictf hour Saturday afternoon th'..' of the laK'1 nccUfcnt occurred ha.i linavaiN ing. Althonaii woathor lake corsdi- hii- tioiis Vi'crt1 no tratr. Sun rises Sunday at m. ceived up to 2 p. m.. then ser.d it to the of- and 3. sats at Mondav 6-49 a There snould have been Mty llt past rcto A experience shows that it requires sev- p. m. dayg to ..gtart the After thinking it over there in. and sets at Maximum wind velocity for 24 ending at noon today 20 miiea southwest at Friday afternoon. should be scores of people ready to send in thsir contributions The time is short. To permit of fice. With the co-operation of the were employed. Humane the Ciircle of The- fatter oC the ycwns man the Sunshine girls and the Salvatioa rived Saturday morning from nota boy or grrt in the N. Y.. the family home. Se shonld be overlooked by Santa Claus erljn students havp this DO YOUK SHARE NOW. search. AH- are tae cotiases at Eye s or rSPAPERf ;