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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio THE LAST EDITIOltJ SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1911, e ooi BY Island Taken by Supporters of Strokwell Bill Worries "S "Wet" Leaders. FREMONT SENATOR IS THREATENED, HE SAYS Support Of Three Important Measures Demanded By x--. Men Who May Kill His Bill, NUMBER 111' Forecast: Unsettled weather, rain tonight or Saturday. Colder. Temperature at 7 a. de- grees. Temperature one )ear ago to- degrees Sun Saturday at 6-21 a. m. and sets at p. m. (Standard Time.) Maximum Wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon todaj 18 miles southwest at 8 30 Friday morning BETTER WATCH OUT! COLUMBUS, O., Feb. Dean option bill haa been report- ed out favorably by the house committee on temperance, after a ttormy proceeding, and was to- day made a special order on the calendar for Tuesday at 2 p. m. The house remained in session to- day although the senate adjourn- ed late yesterday to Monday. The fate of the tim Is even more precarious as a result of the stanc taken by supporters of the Stackwel bill. The temperance committee had another sensational meeting last night at which it was decided to report the bill out at once. Earlier in tbe day there had been, a row In the committee and Chairman Smith Welsh tore in- to hits the previously signed report and announced teat the committee would not meet until Wednesday morning. This would have put the Dean BUI vote over another week. The report tern favorable. Representative Gardner of Olenaont county, -who is against the bill, charged that It had been represented to him that the report was neither favorable nor unfavorable and that he signed It with that understanding. He hotly accused Representative Felling- er of misrepresenting the facts and the two had a hot colloquy. "Drys" and Stockwell Mil boosters were equally Jubilant. Word spread that Cuyahoga representatives would stand with their senate colleagues in ftn attempt to force votes for the Stockwell bill. One or two of the Cleveland democratic representatives resented this posittoi, But the major ity declared their purpose to vote against the Dean bin if necessary. Senator Dean asserted that he had been threatened by members of the Cuyahoga delegation. He said they declared his option bill would lose Cleveland votes m the housu and go down to certain defeat unless he supported the Stockwell bill, the eight hour hill for women and the 000 appropriation for new normal schools at Kent and Bowling Green. Dean declared his answer was a defi (Continued on Page Three) USEDfFECTIVELY Bennett's Canadian Annexation Resolution Squelched By House Committee PRESIDENT FIGHTING HARD Quick Disposition Made o Measure That Threatened Canadian Reciprocity WASHINGTON, Feb. Taf steam roller fairly put the "quietus' on the Bennett annexation resolution today and "officially spanked" Repre santativo Bennett when the house committee on foreign affairs hurried ly called Into special session by Chair- maa Poster on request of Piesideni Taft, voted down the resolution, by i ballot of uine to one. Representative Bennett himself, one of the committee was the only one that voted for a favorable report on it. It -was Taft's Instruction to Foster that the resolution be voted down in the hope that it would smother the excitement that had been caused in Canada and England. The president desired- to crush it as quickly as pos- sible in the cause of reciprocity. TAe president is more determined ;han ever in his fight for the reciprc- ty measure and senators who saw itm declare an extra session is cer- tain unless the pact is ratified. The situation for the bill, however, is des- perate. But a dozen legislative days remain 'or this session and many matters are attention. Intelligent con- iideratton of the great appropriation >ills is impossible. They will have to be railroaded through. Where the re- ciprocity bill Is to come in is a ques- tion. Proposal Already Made That America Act as Arbitrator __Qilhe Troubles. RUSSIAN ACTION COWARDLY As Seen In England. LONDON, Feb. 17, Premier Asquith will be asked on next Thursday whether England will reply to Ameri- ca regarding the annexation reso- uticn of Representative Bennett, ac- cording to announcement made today i- Rowland Hunt in the house of commons who will put the query to he premier. England does not take .Champ Clark's speech and Representative Bennett's lesolution on annexation as a joke but in a most serious manner ac- cording to the Evening Standard, one of the most consei vat'.ve papers It declaims that both Clark and Bennett expressed the actual American senti- ment. The Liberal papers, however, re- gard Bennett's annexation resolution lightly, looking upon it as to defeat the reciprocity treaty. Plague i-Stricken and Famine- Swept Country In No Po- sition to Resist De- mands, WASHINGTON. D C., Feb. 17 -The United States may become arbitrator In the present trouble between China end Russia according to a pioposal coming from today. It is ex- pected also that China will today ap- peal dncctly to the United States for help. The sympathies of the stale depart- ment here seem to be with China as Jt is considered cowardly of Russia to adopt bulljmg methods toward Chi- na at this time when half of the coun- trj is being depopulated by plague and famine. That -nar nill not result from the latest move on the Russian govern- ment is the confident belief in dip- lomatic circles here. for it is genei al- ly understood that the Chinese aie totallj unprepared to meet such a fee as Russia at this juncture So it is expected that China lull appeal to the powers, including America, for fair plaj. What amount of support she will recehe cannot safely be fore- told It is pointed out here (hat our own government rannot act until it has examined the contention on both sides, and before America could in- tenene in behalf cf China it must firbt make sure that that country was guiltless of such disregard of her treatv obligations as would warrant the Russian menace ST Hay Send i'ltiniatum. PETERSBURG. Feb SPRING-UKE, EH? Xot only the arrival of the blue- birds and robins, a sort of ad- vance guard as reported in the last few days, but a balmy air that sent the thermometer up to 59 Fridav morning, was an evidence of the waning of winter. The warm day afforded an opportunity for a partial cleaning up of down-town paved streets. Colder weather is promised. BABY CONTEST CLOSES TOMORROW NIGHTi JUDGES HAVE BEEN PICKED MAYOR TOM AGAIN? CLEVELAND, 0 Feb L. Johnson will again be a candi- date foi mayor of this city if his present improvement in health keeps up, according to the state- ment of friends today Just now Johnson is working several hours a day completing his autobiog- Sandusky Like Most Other Ohio Cities In This Respect, It Is Shown. COMMISSION FIGURES Bellevue Among Few Places In Which Both Taxes and Pop- ulation _Gained_Jqually, COLUMBUS, 0., Feb view of the fact that a number of members of the legislature are oppos- ing the establishment of the strktly one per cent tax rate limit and claim- Ing that their local governments can Three Prominent Sandusky Citizens Will Count The Ballots And Decide Who Are Most Popular Babies if Day's Work May Win The lasf-day of the The Star-Journ- al's grand prize -baby contest, he greatest newspaper emerprise of ts kind ever attempted in Brie county ir vicinity is about to dawn. It occurs omorrow, and will mark the conclu- ion of six weeks of bard work and atient striving on the part of many arents and friends who have been mbitious to see their own dear little impled darling voted "the most opular baby in Erie county." 'here is disappointment in store for lany, but by the same token there s a coveted title and some ffabst ial cash prizes awaiting for those win. And those who do in re going to be convinced by the con ratulations which will be showered pon them, by the good natured en- The voting certificates which have been awarded the contest- ants in exchange fr subscrip- tions, should be presented to the Star-Journal office in time for the close at 9 o'clock Saturday night. Contestants who cannot present them should mail them _nQt jator than Friday AVQTIJTIO- str must oe in oy FIGURES IN HUNT FOR ARNOLD GIRL semi-official announcement made here today it was stited that unless China Jields to Russia's demand regarding the treaty of 1SS1 before March. 1, an ultimatum be sent to that coun- trj. Russia charges China with persist- ent violation of the St Petersburc treaty of 1881. Vital questions In- volved are free trade in Mongolia, eilra-tcrritorial ristKs of Russians ini China and the establishment of a Russian ?onsnlate a: Kobdo. Man- churia, which Russia ('cmands. The treaty of 1881 expires this {Continued oiTpaje Three.) George Griscom, Jr, is the central figure in the mysterious disappear- ance of Dorothy Arnold In New York. 9 o'clock Saturday evening. of their friends and neighbors .t all of their hard work, all of leir patience and foibearance in face of disappointments, have ieu worth while after all. Closes At Nine O'clock. The grand competition is go.r? to ome to a final and official close at o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) night ontest Managers E. L. Owen and P. Ferguson will1 be in the office of ,ie Star-Journal all day long to re- eive reports of the workers, arrange for subscriptions and to issue votes. If you have promised any of the work- ers to subscribe aed thus help some favorite little cherub, don't go back The standing of the babes in the Star-Journal prize baby con- test will not appear in Saturday's issue. Owing to the heavy bal- loting and the extreme rush a- round contest headquarters, the contest managers will be unable to correct the lists. The final standings, together with the judge's report, will be published in detail in Monday's issue. The winners of the contest will prob- ably be ascertained by 11 o'clock Saturday evening. on that promise because these work (Continued on Page 10) COTTON SPECULATION BILLS NOT FAVORED WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb dealings In future contia-ts on cot- ton was today reported to the senate without recommendit'on b> the com- mittee on interttite commerce. "This is a futile bill It eliminates speculation a id that is the life of the cottrn business." Judge Farrar of Oilcans told tbe committee. "It ,'s only to pi event attempts to gamble and answered Senator Tillman PieFident W B. Thompson of the New Orleans cotton exchange, said as the maiket was made of future coii- tiacts tbe abolishment of this form would surely decrease the value of cotton and cotton land NERVY FREMONT GIRL, HELD UP IN RAILROAD OFFICE, USED GUN AND DROVE OFF ROBBER FREMONT, 0., Feb 17 After a masked robber had compelled her to hand over from the till in the rail- way station last night. Miss Grace Bechtol. assistant ticket agent of the I-ake Shore railroad, routed tbe rob- ber and saved a much larger sum locked in the safe The robber covered her with a big revolver and compelled her to hand over the While he was endeav- oring to coerce her means of threats of death to unlock the safe, Miss Bechtol contrived to to a spot from which she could clutch the office revolvei. Palling it from its hiding place, she thiust the weapon in the robber's face Neither fired, the robber taking to his heels with the and Miss Bech- tol being content to save the contents of the safe. CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. is in the hearts of the followers of the political colossus of Hamilton county, who for twenty years has held Cin- cinnati in the tight grip of his hand. week may bring about the unseating cf the Cox legislators elected last fall That would be a blrw to tbe Cox or- ganization, but one in no way vital, The legislature may appoint "a new probe committee to investigate condl- He has been quoted as saying taat he I Cin-innati and who still retains most intends to marry her when he Is ready fof that power, but their minds waver to disclose her whereabouts. Her pa-1 In consideration of how they may rents have stated that they will op- save themsehes should Cox at 'hst pose tb of The fingers of that gripping hand ttons in Hamilton countj Such an seem loosening at last and the many j Investigation would edits the state bcsslingf of the Cox machine, who and endanger the Cox organization, stand on their own feet by reason of But it is not tlwt which most has put the fear in the hearts of the gang leaders and underlings. County Prosecutor Hunt, re-elected last fall on a reform platform, has caueed the indictment of a number of officials, alt Cox men, for fraud ana graft and still at work. Not only this, but public sentiment seems 10 have changed and is now against the this machine. personal followings in their wards, whisper doubtfully among themselves. They are still lojal to the_ political colossus who has been all-powerful in match. He is forty-two ears; be overthrown. i The legislative committee her; TAX TRIP POSTPONED The trip of the executive com- mittee of the Business Men's as- soclation to Columbus, scheduled for Tuesday of next week has been postponed indefinitely. Au- ditor Deist received a telegram from the state tax commission Fri- day morning stating that the meeting was for county auditors only and that the representatives of the various cities will be heard later, If desired. Auditor Deist said that he would take up the matter of a horizontal reduction of fifteen ptr cent in city real estate values with the commission, and urge its adoption. PASSING THROUGH CRISIS. Perkins Says It Is Time For Capital and Labor To "Get NEW YORK, Feb. United States is now passing through a crisis greater than the revolution or the civ- il war. This was the assertion made by George W Perkms. late of J P Mor- gan a Williams college alum- ni dinner last night "Less competition would help re- lieve our declared Perkins. "The time now seems ripe for a co- opeiative movement on the part of both capital and labor in which each should meet the other half way Wm. G McAdoo, tunnel builder, al- so spoke in a similar strain saying that the common people should be ;iven more consideration not be carried on with the taxes that such a rate will produce, the state tax commission which is urging the fix- ing of the rate limit has piepared some interesting statistics as to taxes in the principal cities of the state in comparison with the increase in popu- lation in the crux of which Is that with very few exceptions taxes I Increased in the last decade out of all proportion to the increase in popula tion. For example, the figures show that while Sandusky increased hy 1.6 per cent in population in the last ten >ears, the taxes have in- creased 14 per cent. Other cities make even a worse showing. From this the commission reasons that years ago these cities m.ust .have been getting along With very much less taxes than they are now and that it ought not to be so much of a hardship to go back to the amount of money with which they were getting a fairly comfortable way only a short time ago. The commission shows that Belle- vue, Canton, Chilllcothe, Lakewood, Mansfield, Middletown, Palnesvllle, Tiffin, Urbana and Washington C. H. are the only cities in the state in which the taxes and the population increased in about the same rate be- tween 1JCO and 1910. Only Martin's Ferry and Fostoiia show a marked de- ciease in the amount or taxes raised in that time. Akron increased in population be- tween 1900 and 1910 61 per cent and the amount of taxes it raised in that time increased 73 per cent. Alliance increased in population 68 per cent and In amount of taxes raised 87 per cent. Ashtabula increased in popula- tion 41 per cent and In taxes raised 92 per cent Barberton increased in population 101 per cent but its taxes increased 199 per cent. Cambridge increased in population 37 per cent and its total amount of taxes increased 105 per cent Cincin- nati increased in population only 11 per cent but in total taxes 43 per cent Cleveland's population increased 47 pei cent but its taxes increased 92 per cent. Columbus increased in pop- ulation 44 per cent and in taxes 145 per cent Conneaut increased in pop- ulation 18 per and in taxes 180 per cent Dayton increased In popu- lation 36 per eent and her taxes in- creased 43 per cent Hamilton in- Examiners' Report Not sarily Conclusive As to Lei gal Status Says Hart ATTORNEY GENERAL E': MIGHT PRESS CASK Details Of Examination Show That There Was No Inten-' tional Wrong-Doing, WJien asked Friday morning whether he would bring luits a- galnst any of the county if they refused to pay the reported by the state to be due the Mate or county Prosecuting Attorney Henry said that he would uie hit dUcre- tlon in the matter. "I will make an examination into the legal aspects of each case" declared. "If my opinion of the and that of the state examiners the same, and any of the officials cline to pay, I will bring suit. "Just because the state made findings is no reason wfiy- the prosecuting attorney of a county" should take their opinions as the last word" be concluded. When asked if the attorney gener- al of the state could send his assist- ants here to prosecute any cases that in population 47 cent and KENTON, 0, Feb in taxes 73 per cent Massillon in- might arise. Mr. Hart said that this action tfould be taken. Whilrthe parties from whom large amounts are claimed to be due, not yet decided whether they sist collection, it Is belived that they" will do so They were so dated the suddenness of the news that wanted to look into the law on subject. _ As was Indicated Thursday la the' Star-Journal and aS borne out by sC close examination of the details of report, now available, the eiamintif. give no instance of money taken at- expended with wrong intent. The dls-r crepancies arise either from errors er from a misconstruction of the or a disputed construction of laws. In the of city and town' officials, Chief Weingates, policemen" and constables, fees wen taken which the examiners now hold to have without warrant under the taw. TttaC a disputed point. The statement former Clerk, Hertlein, M gltem" Thursday, about fits tile eueg of tte various county officials, all of whoaT did work for which they were paM" and which the examiners hold was not in conformity with the laws. The county commissioners are heMP" on two distinct drawing of salaries, which is against Commissioners Rledy, Rleger- ind Oswald and former Commissioner- Neill. and for work on ditches. As hP salaries, the commissioners claim over-payment was due to an error off he auditor in computing salaries aiP aased on the tax duplicate. No knew of this until the examiners covered the error. This" of salaries will doubtless be malei' good. As to the ditches, however, tfe- commissioners the petitions file show clearly that they did the' work, although in some Instances tils fact was not entered An. the commis- sioners' Journal, -aid'tie journal en- tries been correct the payments would not have been questioned. The com- mlssioners point out that, after final hearing OR a ditch, all payments for ditch work are mace on vouchnT Issued by {he surveyor. One of the highest compliments the whole report of the state exatnin-- ers was paid to the work of Ortner, county clerk, and his assist-- ants. Edward Rhodf and Miss Mayme Cook It was pointed Out that they" 1 conducted a model clerk's offlce.'i' Thp care and neatness and systematic methods employed were .17 Belieung m population that the tram had me fack a.... in taxes 92 per cent Sanduskv was running into a river, Henry Phil- lips of Kenton leaped from the tend- er of a Pennsylvania (her and was seriously injured The train was tak- ng nater without stopping 111 IclAlra pel tL'llL 3HIIUUMVV 111- j ceased in population 1.6 per cent and in taxes 14' per ci eased in population 33 per cent in taxes 5i Toledo increased 28 cent and in taxes 55 pei tent LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE IS PROBING FOR ELECTION FRAUDS IN HAMILTON COUNTY especially that 1" and into I Treasurer Kerber and Judge Sloane also will have ing to refund to the state. Tafr conducting business In these officer methods of conducting business in these offices also received high praise. (Continued on Page Five.) BY SHIFTY REBELS; Chihuahua Now Threatened'.; With Attack And Guade- 'j lupe is Abandoned. EL PASO. Feb. 1.7-The federate' under Gen. Xavarro here today were t considerably upset by the brought by courier that the would abandon Guadelupe, their headquarters and with FranciKO I Madero. provisional president, at their head with 600 troops attack the city of Chihuahua today Among Madero's forces is a company forts -one American soldiers of fortQM who are all seasoned veterans. Goo. Orozco also has a force ot which is moving on Chihuahua. z Gen. Navarre's force of 700 returned to Juarei today when received word that the town of elupp. which they had been Hat capture at all baiards abandoned by AM WASHINGTON, D, C., m. IT. hound dollan wv todity Hfcf ed to to supply toot nod mflfatl tntf to wctmdtd cronri IN SPA PERI :1WSPAPER! ;