Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
THE HOME PAPER I TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE SAN DUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FIFTH DECEMBER LAST EDITION NUMBER 52 KM I U John J. Has Tiit With Lawler When Brothers Refuse to Give Testimony. READY TO ENTER SAM QUENTIN PENITENTIARY Indictments in Conspiracy Are Expected to Come at In- dianapolis on BULLETIN. Dec. was semi-officially announced here this afternoon that an official of the Structural Iron Workers re- puted to be one of the ''inner cir- is preparing to confess to the federal authorities in hopes of escaping prosecution. LOS Dec. to the last John J. McNamara and his brother James B. prepared to- day for their journey to San Quen- tin prison tonight They stead- fastly refused to testify before the federal grand jury and as a resuit it has recessed until next Tuesday. Federal Attorney Law- ler and Jctfin J. McNamara had a lively tilt yesterday when McNa- mara refused to It is reported that only evidence Detective Franklin will be brought out Monday when the jury biibmg case comes up and that the investigation will stop there. Many Indictments. Dec. score of indictments against union officials believed to have known and sanc- tioned the operations of the McNama- ra dynamiters will be ready lor sig- natures when the federal grand jury meets here again Dec. 14. The men involved include not only officials of the bridge and structural iron workers' union but local labor leaders in all sections of the -country. The list of names is not but includes those against whom _ the strongest evidence has been obtained. Part of the evidence on which the indictments will be based .'will be the books of the whose leaders au- thorized the monthly appropriation of to J. J. McNamara for which he was not required to make an ac- counting. A leader of the San Francisco building trades council will be in- it is on evidence show- ing that he furnished David Kaplan and M. A. Schmidt to help with the Los Angeles job. Kaplan and Schmidt are fugitives from justice despite all statements to the con- the detectives have no trace of their whereabouts. The date on which the indictments will be handed down is believed to be one of the subjects which will he discussed in Washington between At- torney General Wicket sham and United States Attorney who is now in Washington J. W. head of a Ind dynamite had only begun his storj to the grand jury when it ad- journed until Tuesdav He stated positively that he sold to James B. John J McNamara and Ortie McManigal and a member of the executive committee of the Interna- tional Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Woikers 1.100 pounds HERE'S SAN QUENTIN OX POIXT OPPOSITE SAX .WHEEE HCJUMAEA BEOTHEES WILL SOON BEGET SIEVING- SENTENCES Sherwood Dollar a Day May Be Amended By Anderson or Sulloway. FURTHER DEBATE MONDAY Bill To Do Away With Pens'on Agencies in Various States Dec. fight on the Sherwood dollar-a-day pension bill which is believed to be ready to pass the house will be taken up again Monday. Alter considerable debate Friday the house when Representa- tive Carl C. Anderson took tne floor in advocacy of his own pension it was said an attempt would be made to substitute the Sulloway which provides a maximum pension of per month after 75 years of age. During the debate Representative who had charge of the bill aroused the ire of Representative Joe Cannon when he said the bill would not pass the senate saying he had gained the impression by talking with a senator he would not name. General who is the old- est member of the appeared on the floor advocating his own bill and members gathered around the speak- er's desk to hear what he had to say. Strenuous objection was made to the provision that an income of should make a veteran ineligi- ble for pension. Those opposed to it declared it would Gen. Sherwood declared it was de- signed not as an added honor to ex- soldiers but to relieve real distress Representative Fuller of Illinois ad- vocated the principles of the Sulloway PRISON AT SAX CAL. San Quentin 1 James B. McNamara will spend the j rest of his life John J. McNa- his the next fifteen piovided tjiey serve th-eir sen- is situated on San Quentin just across the mouth of the Golden Gate from San Francisco. The prison has a curious history. During the gold mining days in Cal- whea a Vigilance committee dealt out summary punishment for all manner of it occurred to somebody that there ought to be a less violent way of chastising minor ol- fenders than by dangling them from the limb of a tree. So a state sena- named agreed to' and guard the Taik OT RedlStflCting U16 if he could liave the benefit of their labor. For safekeeping he lodged them on board an old hulk that had brought treasure seekeis around the Horn and Democrats Flocked to His Hotel Upon His Arrival in Wash- ington Friday. DELEGATION ATTENDS ing and He Is Dec. recep- had abandoned in San. Francisco bay. It was moored m Sacramento T and afterward was moved of Govemor Judson of into the bay. in a gale of wind in this city last night must have became and with all the prisoners drifted across the bay and grounded oa Sac Quen- tin Point. McCauley couldn't get the caused expectant throbs to stir the the pulse of his backers in the presi- dential nomination race when demo- crats of prominence flocked to Ms ho Explosion Traps At Least 200 SAVED FROM CHAIR BY Men Near STAND OF LONE 1UROR Fire Following. ALL BELIEVED MO CHANCE TO Rescuers Fight Back Women And Children f rom The Mouth of McCauley's enterprise. ing strict equal it v of treatment to veterans. Representative Russell of Missouri advocated the Sherwood bill. Another pension measure to OCCUDJ- house was the bill introduced -tiy- Representative Post providing for the 1 abolishing of the eighteen sub-pen- Representative ia supnort of the claimed that it would concentrate the work of the pension bureau here Indiana and Ohio dealers in explo- j nn- caiied and a foundation m a morning Daper that Mr Moon and Representative Thomas of Ken- tucky had come near to having a per- senal encounter in a meeting of the judiciary committee vesterday after- noon The committee met and took official notice of the story nnd voted to demand a retraction from the paper publishing it The speech of Mr. Moon TV as greeted with vigorous ap- plause The CantriU tobacco provid- ing that thp director of the cenusu Sailors To Tell Terrible statistlcs showing the amount J I of tobacco manufacturers in of Hardships Against Rev. the Leader. Dec. W their warehouses was passed with little opposition. The Han ison resolution asking president for information as to the amount of duty levied on wood pulp sinrc the passage of the Canadian of the Ghost and' reciprocity bill was passed. The ob- sect charged with of the resolution is to ascertain in connection with the death of sever- al of his flock by starvation on board the ship Coronet was today found guiity on six counts. The testimony disclosed the fact that whether wood pulp is now coming in free from Canada. A bill asking an appropriation of S750.000 to relieve residents of Austin and Costello. who sustained the crew was kept on a fare of ons i losses the Austin clam oroke ship a day sometimes embel- lished with the potato peelings from the potatoes eaten by Sanford and' his wno aftwajs got meals a day. Sailors told of having implored the leader to reach some port and give them a chance to get food but that he would refuse saying it was the will of God. They told of voyage covering a year when they anproached the shore of various South American and African countries and the Rev. Sardford held a service on shipboard asking for the salvation of the people. last was introduced by Representative Wilson ot that state. old off so he took his and finding an abund-'tel and greeted the governor in ance of brick clay in the he much more mTdlal manner than tho reception given him when last. At that time William Jennings Bry- an was here and was known to he at least not in favor of the Ohio execut- and prominent democrats did not want to get into a factional fight. This time the governor was met by every ._ i democrat of prominence in the capl- S tal and given assurances of support which indicated that there had been considerable change in their attitude in a short time. He held political conferences with prominent democrats and advised them to amend the tariff laws and let the voters fix responsibilities for any vetoes Included among the first senators received were Hitchcock of Bacon and Hoke Smith of Lea of Tennessee and Brvan of Flori- da. Other senators seat their secre- taries to make engagements. National Committeeman Johnson of Texas was among tie first callers. He pledged the Texas delegation to Gov. Harmon and then offered the suggestion that the democratic con- vention should be held in advance of the republican saying the iooknrg for the- democ- PFT RIRY racy to take the a11 alons the Ur_l DUO I une_ QOT Harmon tomorrow will see HAVE YOU BOUGHT THOSE CHRISTMAS GIFTS on Page 'PEESIDENT OF ZBOFWOEKEES' UNION IS Df LIMELiaHT IN UMAMABA BECTSEES' CASTE Dec. T special by Attorney General Hogan to- it is announced there be no The members of the cult said that J Prosecution as a result of the investi- it was impressed upon them that gation of the state's canal system start- disobey their leader was to disobey a aso. Charges wen- Drought Jesus and that they would do his bidding. The cult was established ia Maine the principal qualifications for the members being that they sell all their goods and give the proceeds to against canal officials and employes but the report says instance was justifying criminal prosecu- Sandford which many of them did. Hs Is beiag tried for murder. Dee. Robert the died here. He was nev- ident of the Society of French Aiusts. Dec. Between 150 and 200 men are en- tombed in the mine of the Knox- vilie and Iron company at Bncevi'le and it is feared all of them are dead. An explosion of mine du-rt at this morning is believed to have caused the disaster. Gas escaping from the mouth of the was so strong this morning that rescuers could not enter and was not until the arrival of the gov- ernment rescue crew tins afternoon that any practical -work could be done. The men were entombed two miles from the entrance. The force of the explosion was un- usually severe and tons of deons contronted the rescuers. It is that any of the men who survived the explosion have been suffocated the gatsses. The shock of the blast was terrific and was felt for miles seeming like an earthquake. Rescue parties from Knoxviile and other points have started for scene. The first of the rescue workers to attempt to enter the mine viere driv- en back by the smoke. They say an immense fire is raging in the lower workings and that the smoke will be almost sure to cause the of the men. It will be hours even after the fire is subjugated and the rescuers are able to enter the mines befoie they can reach the first of the imprisoned men. The force of the explosion was so that it choked the entrance for several hundred feet. The. men are- two miles in the interior of the mine. The explosion occurred shortly af- ter the day shift had entered the mine. Most of the 200 men were em- ploj ed on the workings where the ex- plosion occuned. Those above ground declared the first intimation they had of the dis- aster was a movement of the earth like a quake. The force of the ex- plosion TV as unusually severe. All available men were notified to hurry to the pit to assist in the work of rescue. The company officials were compelled to use a large part of this rescue party to drive back the fren- zied women and many of whom in their plight actually tried to hurl themselves down the shaft to learn the fate of the imprisoned men. Dec. A. aged only hi other of James Wbiteomb the died of heart failure. Trial of Seivaggio To Be Taken i Up It is J Planned. KLAWETCH IS SILENT AS HE ESCAPES CHAIR Juror Won Over Eleven To j Recommendation of Mercy i Authorities Will Investigate Re- port That He Murdered the Anderson Confident After Talk- ing With Members of House Committee. Rocco Kiawetch in ths county awaiting a life impris- onment sentence as the resuit of tne verdict of the jury in the mur- der case Friday the dseks were cleared for the of his alleged Kelieys island Domims morn- ing. One Holding out for murder in the first degree a meommen- dation for foi twenty-s.s kQurs_gombatsd his eleven associates. OMNIBUS BILL IS CERTAIN Sandusky Measure Introduced And Will Probably Be In- cluded in Big STAR-JOURNAL B Munsey Building. Dec. de- veloped today that Sandusky stands a splendid show of getting a public building appropriation at this session of congress which will make possible the erection of a new and modern federal build- ing. Carl C. Anderson has members of the build- ing committee and as a result of the assurances he is confident that an Duilding bill will be reported and passed. He believes that the appropriation for Sandusky will be included in this. opposed and by sheer persistency brought them to his point of in their verdict. This maa saved Klaveteii from the tnc and his stand may hare considerable influence ia the degree of punishment if which is accorded to Selvaggio. For the juiy in the Seivaggio case will be asked to send him to tha m face of the that with the Idartical murders of three is sched- uled for oaly imcrisoament. Attorneys are far from being satis- fied with the verdict. Attorney Rjt- for the expects to carry the case to the supreme if snch actiott is necessary in the inter- est of his client. Attorneys Hart aad for the characterize the re- as one of The worst miscarriages of justice in Erie county. No date for sentencing Klawetcft has been set by the court. The in- dictment against his Domin- ic which will be tried Mon- day will charge the same first degrc murder in the kiling of Antonio Yiscario. Just what the jury was doing in the case of the state of Ohio against Roe- co Kiawetch. charged with the cold blooded and mercenary murder of An- tonio Viscano at Kelieys Island Sep- tember was the cyiestion that was being discussed in all the court house offices and all over tha city. Early in the day it becama Mr. Anderson has intro- t known that one man was hanging oat duced his bill for the Sandusky build-j against the other and that calling for an appropriation of jail were for a verdict of murder in The building as indicated in the bill would provide quarters for the weather the internal rev- enue office and the customs office in addition to the regular post office quarters. The government owns the iand ad jonnng the present and site decuion._ on the so that ample voom is available. The present use of an an- nex in the old building is undesirable and makes Sandusky's claims_for a. new building more urgent. NEW Dec flat- reports of phjsicians it was de- d'lied today that W E. D is in a serious condition and that an operation may be necessary to save life. The assertion of I illian Graham in her testimony j estei day in v -iirh she stated that her StPlla Sm- told her and that Stokes lu'led thp po'ry Al Ad- ims. on the night of October 1. 1007. cieatcd a and the offi- -ers say that they will make a thor- ough investigation of the matter Adams died at the Ansonio and the The a man always rememners with such tender sentiment Che girl he er loved vs they didn't. the first degree. At four o'rlock in the twelve haggard men walked into tha court room at the call of Judge Stahl. Foi email said they itad not agreed on a verdict and there was lit- tle likelihood of their reaching any The jurors were then sent out for another half hour's deliberation. This time the patience of some of the talfcsmen seemed to have been get warned. Forecast Bain and Surida1 not much change in temperature. and loud indicating heated ar- issued from the jury before the for a second the jurymen said their differences could not be reconciled. a man here who won't change his said Foreman Da- vis. can t agree in forty said another juryman. But the miracle happened. A minutes before five the jury reported a verdict of luurder in the first degree wsth a for mercy. The men had beea out tw was in a state of nervous expectancy all Twice he was t from rlic- Cuts at 7 a. m ODD death was lepoited as a sulculr- Sun uses Sunday at sister says that she saw Stokes sets at 4-03 p rises Mondav at in and out of tap hotel by the between and 12 o'cioo on the night he and he tola her hp had been in bed at o'clock that n'ght i7 a. and sets at p. -trndard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours nd ins at noon ten miles soutk- at Saturday noon FUND IS STILL A CALL FOR BOOSTERS couit house when the juty had been and twice ba'k be- cause tte ehe were not leady to report. j jury finally announced its j of muitlei the first degree v. .th a recoaiin-ndutioa for and trie r.s-ns vas to tha little Italian throus'i an his eyes rnd he acted more alert. He however. It was thought at the county jail that vas even better than. KJa-netch and sisms that the prisoner was feehng fairly about it were X'awtrh. has no tiuar.s of with Se1- PKAWK M- RYAN Frank yr. president of the International Bridge and Structural Ironworkers' is one of the la bor officials to whom attention has been attracted in the developments following the confession and sen- tence of the McNamara brothers. Ryan's offices are at Indianapolis where a federal grand jury is begin an December under the direction of U S. District Attorney of the dvnamiting outrages of the JIoN'amaras and others alleged to have worked with SANTA CLAUS FUND. Previously acknowledged Lucille Sudtrer .....25 A Friend. Kelleys island.. 1.00 Retail Clerk's Union. No. 116................ 2.50 aiso in the rhej are so placed t eacn county 'uU they as The total amount raaised for Santa Clans despite good dona-i tions made by various societies and is far below the sumj hoped for at the end of the first full' week. The Retal Clerks' Vnion and a Kelieys Island friend of the ffnIV. riren helped out but much remains to be done in the next days if the fund is to approach in size that of previous years. j In Friday's contributions was one of ST from County Treasurer C. H who was a contributor to1 Salvation Array fund. He has made himseTf a charter member of the Good Fallow's club and the ample he has set mseht be Sowed ft sho'iM be uml.'rs'-ood that the charter foi the Fellows' club is st'H ope.i.' Thp Stone Co.. although it will be closed u a few I its carnal stock from days The Good are i000 to to afiwpg ed unon fo help out immenselv in thojfsom K.e siocessa y v-et-k. i were Sled in the sejietary oi While Sunday is not a Chopping state's office The purpose of the of sto is a good dav for filling out Santa Clans fund coupons and it is declared at the- ofhi h-re. them to be mailed or deluered take 'are bome exteasr.e i day mojnMip Possibly a deed are v Sunday is even than on a'not not yet definitely a week day. At any rate there is time enough to think it over. Better act on. The company operates quarries in Sandusky and at now before the real Christmas rush .Michael Wagner is president ard A sets in. Remember there are roanv M secretary of the and girls who will be overlook-1 pany. ed by Santa Claus unless assistance new merger or conpniirfsriin oJ is fdven. stone interests is DO IT NOW. Alex M.