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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio Y 1 Section OaVPages 1 to 12 I B in i .mi 11 J ...........iin.............ii i j 20-PAGES S AN DU S KY STAR -JOURNAL. FORTY-FIFTH DECEMBER LAST EDITION NUMBER 61 LOWER DUTIE WOOL ARE URGED President Recommends Down- ward Revision Of Unpop- ular Schedule K. TARIFF COMMISSION'S REPORT IN CONGRESS Inequalities And Unjust Bur- dens in Present Law Are Now Dec. ommending that-the tariff on as represented in Schedule K be revised President Taft today sent to congress the report of lihe tariff commission along with a message in which he set forth his views in regard to tariff In his message transmitting the re- jport of the tariff President Taft said in now herewith submit a report of the tariff board on schedule K. The hoard is unanimous in its finding. On the basis of these findings I now rec- ommend that congress proceed to a consideration of this schedule with a view to its revision and a general re- duction of its rates. report shows that the present method of assessing the raw wool- that by a specific rate on the grease pound i- erates to exclude wools of high shrinkage in scouring but fine quality from thelAmerican maiket and there- -by-lessens the range of wools avail- able to the domestic that the duty on scoured wool of 33 cents per pound is prohibitory and op- erates to exclude the importation of low priced foreign of inferior which are neverthe- less valuable material for manufac- turing and which cannot be imported in the grease because of their heavy shrinkage. if must be used to displace the cheap substitutes now in use. make the preceding paragraph a little take the instance of a hundred pounds of first class wool imported under the present which is 11 cents a pound. That would make the duty on the hundred pounds The merchantable part of the wool thus imported is the weight of the wool of this hundred pounds after scouring. If the wool 80 per cent as some wools then the duty in such case would amount to on 20 pounds of scoured .wool. of of would be prohibitory. If the wool shrinks only 50 per it would be -'11 on 50 pounds of and this is near to the average of the great bulls of wools that are imported from which is the principal source of our imported wool. These discriminations could be ov- ercome by assessing a duty in ad val- orem but this method is open to the objection that it increas- es administrative difficulties and tends TAFT AND WOOL. _______ In the past. President Taft has denounced wool schedule and has also praised the Payne-Aid- rich bill as the best ever passed. Now he says in his Congress should revise and re- duce rates. Some duties prohibitive. Cost of production of wool high- er in United States than in the chief competing lountry by amount somewhat less than pre- sent of duty. Duties on many wool manufac- v tu'res greatly in excess of differ- ence in cost of production. s Duties eliminate competition and form temptation to oly. Suggests graduated scale of ad va.'orem duties on cloths. a t. READY FOR CUTTING District Attorney Wilkerson Does Not Mince Words in Opening Statement. EVIDENCE WILL SHOW ALL Defendants Hear Arraignment And First Witness Gives Testimony JFET TO THY PACEEES. CUPID WINS CASE. DETROiT. Deo. he deelaied he was speeding his au- tomobile in order to keep a Sun- day evening engagement with his W E. es- taped in Judge Connolly's court without a fine. ''I was 'Nery your he I had to keep an en- gagement with my giri 1 hope jou'U take that into eonsidera- We have to take care of these young men who are calling stead- said the you can go this time BIX SWFOiPiOOF' BNHEH Cool Under Unusual Difficul- Selvaggio Relates In- cidents of the Journey. I MERCILESS GRILLING BY THE PROSECUTION Rev. C. V. Richeson Cuts Him- self In Groin With Piece Of Tin. Pittsburgh Detective Follows Recital of Witness Who De- nies Knowledge of AVIS UNWELL WAS VICTIM With a coolness and lack of hes- itancy hardly ever equalled in the iocal Dominic Selvaggio accused of killing Antonio Viscar- on the stand Vvecnesday morn- I presented and revealed the testimony on tne strength of i whicn he hopes tweive men will vote not guilty. The defendant declared that he left Kelleys Island the the ita-te I foreigners because ot j rheumatism. After going to Pittsburgh Dec. Rev. Clarence and seeing a he said he had V. T. charged with the mur- j expected to return to where tha Man Accused of Murder is De- serted By Family of Violet His T i der ot Avis Lannell. his former sweet- climate was better suited to his in- flrmitv attempted suicide m his cell The defendant told his story with. early this morning. He stabbed him- I the possibility of a horrible death In. the electric chair staring him in ASA BAWISTER H. I. farmer. BURTON H. insnr- aHce solicitor. W. J. clerk. C. H. drug clerfc. H. 0. tailor. J. IDiriRDSrtereph spector. JACOB baker. AD13T farmer. TH03LAS millwright J. E. grocer. E. J. salesman. n- Dec. United States District Attorney James H completed his opening statement in the trial of the ten millionaire pack- ers charged violation of the Sherman anti-trust law when court opened Wednesday in the case. The defense make its state- ment this afternoon. Wilkerson's was largely technical but he declared the operations of the ten indicted packers were criminal and that he would produce evidence to xemove all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendants. to decrease revenue through under j In his Attorney Wilker- that as prices advance the ad valorem rate inrrpas. es the duty per pound at the tims when the consumer most needs and the producer can best stand com- while if prices decline the duty is decreased at the time when the consumer is least burdened by the price and the producer most needs -----protection. Another .method of meeting tne difficulty of taxing the grease pound is to assess a specific duty on grease wool in terms of its scoured content. This obviates the chief evil of the present namely the discrim- ination due to different son was bitter in his denunciation of the'alleged manner In which the packers had combined to control the markets in its line. All of the defendants were in the court room when the district attorney began his statement. evidence which will he pre- show no otlvr conclusion can be reached than that the National Packing Co. was used for the purpose of continu- ing the operations of the old pool and for that alone. gave first a pretext for these men getting together and discussing their own business in terms of the and thereby tends greatly to equalize i of the National Packing Co the duty. The board reports that this and the method is feasible in practice and Packing Co itself could be administered wiiaout gystem of fines expense. The scoured content of the is the basis on which users of make their and a i on Page BRAKEM KILLED AS CARS JUMPED TRACK operated to take the place of the old were used in the days of the secret be- If common people hadn't the means to do there's some people would figure out that it was fun to swallow tacks Snow tonight and Thurs- not much change in tempera- ture. Temperature at 1 a. one year IS. Sun riseg Thursday at a. m. and sets at p. m. Maximum wind velocity for 24 boiifs ending at noon 15 miles east at Wednesday morning. GOOD SIZED FUNDS TO AS SIS J UNFOR1UNA1ES in tac groin with a piece of tin. the electric chair staring him in the A severe wound was inflicted but he with Peter Angello. may recover. He was to have faced i who tried to get a confes- Itrial Jan. 15. ision. sitting within ten feS3 of tha j Richeson was engaged to Violet' witness and following like a it is he poi- hawk every word and i sonecl the Lannell girl. Repbrts that with the knowledge that the general the wealthy Edmands family had j atmosphere of the court room was t turned against him and the tighten- j against and with the certaia ing of evidence is believed reeling that he must- undergo a to have led to the despeiate act. Phy- There is every indication sp far as Santa with the as- sistance of peo- can it will be a real Merry Christmas for practically ail people in 'Sandusky. people have been assured that Santa would visit ti'ieir homes and leave generous loads of and now those less for- tunate are to be provided for. Through the Santa Glaus which reached big proportions Wed- the final day1 for contribu- the boys girls are not to be overlooked. They will be provided with warm best of all for with dolls and toys and other things dear to a child's heart. And there will be can- dy and Truit. Doing an excellent work in this is the Sunyen- deand club. The Santa Glaus fund and the Sunyendeand club fund w be distributed by women workers from various organizations under the direction of Mrs. Fannie Everett. Lists have been prepared it believed roitain the names of all Russian Treaty Abrogation Goes Th.ough Without Dis- senting Vote. EFFORT TO AMEND FAILED Feelings of Wili Not Be AAiy and other organizations have arranged to assist needy families and provide Christmas AID IN ABROGATION OF EUSSIAN TBEATT Hurt And President Is WASHINGTON. Dec. house today adopted the resolution substi- tuted for the Sulzer resolution abro- gating the Russian treaty. This is the resolution adopted by the senate yes- terday. Not a oto r-eTd to whenever one of the partips to'the resolution abrogating tie t.oaty ol the combination overshipped in any' 1S32 in the senate Tuesday afternoon particular lie was fined and the controversy over whether through the loss which resulted not the feelings of the czar would be the National Packing Co i ruffled in the operation has subsided and the affair will be dropped. One effort was made to substitute a I this by Senator of in which lie set forth the i ANDERSON IS SEEKING MORE NEW BUILDINGS CANAL Dec. a brakeman of Xew was killed when cars were ditched by a broken V AbHINGfp.s. Dec. 20.-Behevmg f on the C. P- railroad. TAFT IS PLEASED. NEW YORK. Dec. tint an omnibus puolic building Taft exp-eSEed as grat- is a pprtamty at tms session. Repre- I. u te today over the sentauve Anderson toe py introduced bv tne senVte tne abroza. bihs making appropriations for pub- lie buildings at Upper Sandusky. Belle- in the hands of the com- Private Car Used By Utilities Commission Merely As A Convenience of Doc. P. 3othin and J. C. members of new punlic utilities sxplamed their action of last week in as'iig the private cur of B A. Worth-' receiver lor the Wheeling and Lake Erie when they visited the eastern part of the state on official susiness by stating that among other hings it would have necessitared changing cars three times in Agoing from Steubenville to Carrolton they used the loca'. trains. The commissioners attended hear-' ngs en gas rates in these two towns ast week. The commission recently an order requiring this Wheel- ng to better its service on its Adena tranch and this is cited as evidence hat the commision cannot be influ- j 'ncrid by courtesies extended by rail- oado. SPAPERl Three Shopping Days to Christmas ORDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE NOW. STOCK IS GOING FAST. tion of the Russian treaty. Taft faced the attending two banqLrns and doing Christmas shopping. x t reason for abrosat'ng the treaty was the discrimination American citizens because of religious or racial but this was voted only four senators coming to its sujv port. j There were a number of thf PDn- jators who desired that the language i be made more plain than in the reso- lution which but who dirt not I want to go as far as the Sulzer reso- lution. hut wise counsel prevailed and J they did not attempt to impede the j j progress of gettinsr the resolution 1 through wr-en tfce time came to vote o'clock. senate's action the Rus- situation 1ms assumed a quieter so far as the executive branch of the government is concerned. The i officials are looking forward to the receipt from Curtis Gui'd. American day The army fund is now considerably in excess of The Santa Glaus while not up to that of last year when some special- large contributions_were with funds contributed by make a total the in ex- cess of that secured in any previous year. This means that much good work can be done and Santa Glaus can given assistance. Contributions were reecived from all parts of the county and from places as far distant Florida. Contributions are expected to come late today and in the first mail Thurs- day and these will be acknowledged Thursday and the full sum will'be turned over to Mrs. Contrib- utions up to a late hour SANTA CLAUS FUND. Previously acknowledged Lange Children......... Q5 Dorothy Hehl Jo Eva 0... Little Girls 'Club.......85 Lewis Pusch............25 Tuesday Afternoon Pedro Club............... 1.20 Star-Journal Employes 4.55 A Friend H. K. Gassan......... 1.0Q F. L. Werner. Clara Heinz.......... Ira Brengartner....... Harold Mielke......... Arthur Mielke....... Marjorie Fla...... 1.00 .25 .25 .25 .25 sicians declared no normal minded man would have inflicted such wounds on himself as did Richeson. It is not i known how he secuied the piece of itin. The greatest efforts were made to keep the attempted suicide from the public but while jail officials were de- Marion city...... .25 Roland Zimmerman...... .25 A Friend................50 Eummelkast............58 Master Wilbert Blatt......25 Star-Journal Employes 5.30 Friend.............. 1.00 A Friend............... 5.00 Thelma and Vernon Schon- hardt.................25 Edith Humel.............10 Employes Sandusky Telephone Co.................. 9.00 Nell. Papa's Kid........50 Employes West House Barber Shop 1.50 Master August Frank Close .50 Bill.....................01 nying it the voice of Richeson neara God. I ciless cross-examination at the hands if the attorneys for the- And in he had to present his j side to the jury through an interpre- ter Against the strenuous objections of the Selvaggio related coaversa- tions with the Berlaina brothers Antonio Viscario on September al- leged to have been the day of their deaths. The toree tola him they were going to Sandnsky to purchase food. Selvaggio said. ehief features of Selvaggjo's testimony in th.e morning were tbe attempted explanatioa of why he left Kelleys Island so and the narra- tion of the alleged statement of the other three men. that they were go- ing to as showing why the- two defendants made ntt further in- quiries as to their whereabouts. was the emphatic re- sponse of the defendant to a question whether he had anything to do the mysterious deaths of the Berlaina brothers and Antonio Viscario. He also denied taking with him any of their clothing or effects. The defendant asserbsd that he for- got to take one of his coats to Pitts- but was sure that there was no blood on the garment when lie left Kelleys Island. Selvaggio said that after going from Marblehead to Danbury and thence to Cleveland and_ Pittsburgh September they took the train to East arriving ttsre about midnight. had relatives in East Liberty and a brother in South Shar- said the defendant That third am It was then admitted. Richeson was rushed to the hospital when found bleeding in his cell. An operation was necessary. is no escape from confes- sion but suicide and suicide is a con- once declared Daniel Webs- ter in a trial. Though Rkhesoa is riot known to have many be- lieve his attempted suicide was im- pelled by a conscience that would methods were used by Pittsburgh to get a confession out of the be by the ae- de- fense. if indications from Selvaggio's direct examination are any criterion. He narrated how the defective came to the Pittsburgh jaii. and Wzamined him. questiODins him at length about the deaths of tbe three C'oso pressed by the searching conducted by At- givc him no rest. In spite of the des- at the afternoon perate efforts of the jail to keep the act from the public a short seemed conf'ised at and bhowcl UP to bad advantage is ume prisoner -n-io was went with his testimon--- on di- to a newspaper and sold the informa- examination. He admitted that having seen Rirfieson on bought for himself ctotbes on way to the hospital. It was then ad- which the state churned blooj was d's- mitted at the jail. dinti't Richeson made the attempt as essential acknowledged guards were being changed at 2.SO d'rl not Ml Foreman Elro. ot the this morning. He was found in a pool Kftllevj Island Lime and of blood in his cell groaning in that thn Berlaina brothers Physicians were hastily summoned M'd were noing fo and an anaesthetic administeifd to the reason he- gave for Klawetch allay his suffering. District Attorney''leavins Kellevs Island at the same Lavelle said physicians he was that Klawfih tbontht might live but that tne minister lonesome withouf in a critical condition owing to he had the rheumatism for six the nature of the vvountls months. WASHINGTON. Dec. to- j blood poisoning might iesult at any He the shirt he WOT-' on the day discovered that vandals had muti'- time. niebf of the in ated the huge painting of Vic On O't 14. Avis was found then covldn't find he tory on Lake one of the largest'dead in the T. W. C A. It -aas found npari1 I'm- i'n canvases in the capitol hanging in shp had died of cyanide of were by Hasself the senate wing An irregular stnpjpoisoning. Richeson had formerly father in-la'v brfth'-r-in- of canvas 13 inches long and five engaged to her but this was law in Iteh. and ches wide was ripped from tbe picture'broken off aid he was to have married wrar which he hp being part of the water scpne. It j Miss the hpircss. It self reached was found and will be restored. Tha discovered Lmncll had been of undr- t for him- AKRON. Dec -Henry 13. son of Mr. and Mrs. Oonrad was bitten by a dog believed to be suffering with hydrophobia. The boy's. I face was mangled. WILLIAM KOKDV.SOFF Congressman William of and Premier Kokovsoff. have been two of the prom- Jail officials this afternoon last afternoon. ed tbe belief that Richeson did not attempt suicide mutilatpd him- self in an insane frenzy brooa- ing over his affair with Miss Linnell. SUES COUNTY COMMISSION ERS FOR DAMAGES FOR INJURIES SUFF ERED IN BRIDGE aeceotance bv the inent figures in the events leading up County commissioners Tuesday ligent in leaving the planking ment of the notice President'to the abrogation of the treaty of'were made defendants in a big in a buggy driven by William 1832 between this country ana Rus- ase suit in the common pleas court. was crossing the Taft of the desire of this government 1832 between this country and Rus- to terminate the treaty of 1832. sja- Sulzer who introduced in house of representatives tbe reso- age suit in the common pleas j was crossing the struc- j Alfred through- his next ture on tie Milan Sandusky road. The Dec. James In his petition asked for i horse stumbled and Card was wife of State Press dispatches from St. Petersburg' oa Page iwith the ruler of the commissioners were aeg- says. s uw iu ;