Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
LAST EDITIC TIE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 191 NUMBER 115 f HELD BY GRAND JURY, SAYS IT IS POLITICS JAPANESE MATY California Legislators Declar They Have Been "Double- Crossed" By Wash- ington. ANTI-JAP LAWS MAY NOW BE PUT THROUGH President's Support Of 'Frisco For Panama Exposition May Have Been Inspired SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. The publication of the terms of Vie proposed new treaty with Japan caused a big sensation in this state today and a wave of indignant protest arose over the elimination of immigration re- strictions, and other concessions granted Asiatics. Many legislators expressed the opinion that California has been "double crossed" by the adminis- tration in making a promise to drop anti-Japanese legislation for the present sessron. State senators are predicting the renewal of the anti-Japanese demonstration because of the pro- posed treaty and say that anti- Japanese bills pending will be Im- llately passed. Treaty A Surprise; Certain WASHINGTON, D. C., fteb. 22. The reasons for President Taft's pow- erful efforts In aiding San Francisco to get the Panama exposition for 1915 became apparent today, following the Introduction of his proposed new treaty with Japan in congress, which eliminates immigration restrictions and makes other concessions to the Japanese. Taft believes that by the granting of the fair to California the people of that state will feel that they, more than any other commonwealth, must endeavor to keep all internation- al relations cordial. The surprise created by the send- ing to the senate of the proposed treaty waB duplicated today when the committee on foreign affairs an- nounced that It would recommend its approval. Later it was learned that before submitting the treaty President Taft had received assurance from enough senators to make certain its ratification. v The essential difference between the proposed treaty and the existing convention is said to be in the fact that It omits all reference to such regulations and leaves to the national honor of Japan the enforcement at her own ports of the limitations upon emigration from Japan now expressly placed upon immigration into the United States. The document is said to provide that either country may HERE'S A BET CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. Y. Tange. leading Cleveland Jap- anese, has challenged Represen- tative Richard P. Hobson of Ala- bama to wager on the ques- tlon of war with Japan. Hobson, in a speech in the house of repre- sehtatives- this 1 country would be at war with Japan in ten months. Tange in- sists Japan is not seeking war wvfh the United States. denounce the treaty at the end of six months if it fails to operate as ex- pected. Because it embodies this radical de- parture from the existing treaty and touches the question of the deepest importance and interest to the Pacific slope, the injection of this convention into closing hours of the sixty-first congress created-a sensation. That the new treaty will encounter opposition seems certain, for even if it should be speedily reported to the senate from the committee without serious controversy within the com- mittee room, the westedn senators are "I sincerely hops my friends and the public at large will not take too seriously these charges against said George B. Cox after the in- dictment had been made public. "They were patched up for political effect alone. I feel that I can disqual- ify them and will therefore thank the public for refusing to believe I have done anything which any man should not do." ONE MAN LIVING'SAW FACE OF WASHINGTON BECRET AGENT'S R0HANCE PRETTIER THAN STORY THAT WAS BASED 051C WASHINGTON, Feb. the nation is celebrating the one hun- dred and seventy-ninth anniversary of the birth of Washington. There is a man still living in this, the twentieth century, who gazed on the face of the father of this country. This man re- members well how that g-eat man looked. He Is not merely the only man alive today who ever saw the first president's face, but he is the only man of the present generation who ever had that privilege. He is this generation's nearest to the actual Washington. For even this man, John Lane, of this city, was not born until a quar- ter of a century aftor Washington died. Yet, as stated before, he viewed that patriarch's face. The occurrence, which makes this apparently impossible thing a fact, was the opening of the tomb of Washington seventy-four years ago. At that time the body was moved from one tomb to another. A com- mittee of congress officiated at th transfer. The coffin was opened to one brief moment, and the member took a last long look at the face o the man who had done most towa establishing the nation, which wa already growing great. The remains had been competent 1> embalmed, and the face remained as in life. After this one look the coffin was placed in its new sarcophagus hermetically sealed and placed in its new abode, where it has rested un disturbed ever since. But when this congressional com mlttee. on that October day three quarters of a century ago, wound its way to Mount Vernon the-e went with it a bit of a boy. And while its members gazed awestruck on wha they saw one of theni raised the boy aloft, and he, too, looked. AH the other members of that party being at the time men of ma turity having long since died. The boy of 1837 is the John Lane of today MAY FACE A E Indicted For Perjury, Cox Said It Was a Political Play Court----------- TALK RESENTED BY JUDGE Committee To Be Named To In- vestigate De- nied Receiving Bank Gratuities (Continued on Page 5.) CINCINNATI, Feb. B. Cox, Cincinnati boss indicted yester- day charge of perjury, and who made a statement directly after his arrest saying that he had been in- dicted by a democratic judge, prose' cutor and jury and that It was done for political effect only, stands today in the shadow of contempt proceed- ings. Judge Gorman, after reading Cox's statement said that a committee would be appointed tomorrow to investigate the truth of them. He said he consid- ered the statement as. direct contempt ol court. It Is said that the case of one of :he men who belongs to the highest councils of the republican organiza- lori here is'now being Investigated by the same grand jury, and there is possibility that two of these lead- ers will be indicted. The indictment >f one of Cox's principal workers is ooked for Thursday tact it has been expected here for sev- eral days. The basis of the charge is that Cox allegedly testified falsely before 'a grand jury on March 21, 1906, In de- lying that he received any of the nterest money which several banks, iccording to disclosures before the )rake investigating committee, paid o county treasurers as recompense or the deposit of county funds. The specific case on which the jury acted occurred in the administration of John H. Gibson, who served two erms as county treasurer fronOSM: to 1904. Gibson testified before the grand jury that Cox had received ot the which the banks gave Gibson as "gratuities" during the latter's service. Gibson paid into the county reasury in following an investi- gation by the grand jury of the Drake disclosures. Two other treasurers, ?ilden R. French and Rudolph H. Hynicka. respectively paid nd to the county. Less than an hour after the jury's report, Cox appeared at the court house. Prosecuting Attorney Henry T. Hunt recommended to Judge Gor- man that bail be fixed at The reo.uired bond was given by Cox with A'braham Furst as surety. Although it is the first time thai any formal accusation has ever been placed against Cox. there was nothing in his attitude to indicate that he was perturbed by the indictment. BILL FOR CITIES ONLY Official Vote Was 55 For And 61 Against Measure And Voting Down of Motion to Reconsider Was Final Blow- Some Known "Wets" Stood with the "Drys" COLUMBUS, Feb. "wets- toilay are contemplating another bill which they figure will have a better chance of passing if introduced than the Dean bill. It eliminates only 88 cities in Ohio from the operations of the Rose law while the Dean bill per- mitted the return of saloons to more than 600 towns. The new bill will also be in new' hands which it is thought wilt give it a better chance. "Dry" leaders deny, however, that the wets will be able to pass such a bill as they argue that if'such had been the case they would have amend- ed the Dean bill. The "wets" are still trying to figure out how it happened. Some say pledges were broken. The "drys" say pledges were kept. The charge was also made that Governor Closest friends brought about the de- feat of the bill through a conference held in the afternoon in the adjutant general's office where Chairman Hugh L. Nichols, it was alleged, met cer- tain "wet" democrats who afterward voted against the bill. This was em- phatically denied by Chairman Nich- ols today, and also' by Senator Dean. The latter said: "The defeat of the 'bill was brought about by the desertion of members unqualifiedly pledged to the support of the measure. They promised to vote for the bill, and failed at the last moment. I am not prepared to analyze the vote close enough to make any further statement." Wayne B. Wheeler, Anti-Saloon league superintendent who directed the winning fight, saH: "The day after the election our polls showed the senate was 'wet' and a majority of the house members elect- ed were against any measure like the Dean bill. We never changed our be- ief that the lower houses would rep- resent correctly the dominant senti- ment of this state favoring the county option law." This defeat of the bill, its third, was by a vote of 55 ayes and 61 noes, and Jnfa.it waa matin filial and complete a few minutes later by vot- ng down a motion to reconsider the vote by a ivote of 55 to 59. The temperance forces out-gen- eraled as well as out-voted the other side. The first count ot the vote on .he bill was 56 to 60 but with a view to making a motion later for a recon- GIVING THE NEWS It was late in the day when the first news of Vie action on the Dean bill came to the Star-Journal from Columbus. The result was a surprise as earlier reports had forecasted a victory for the "wets." The Star-Journal answer- ed scores of telephone calls, sent out bulletins and soon had an ex- tra out on the streets, giving the facts. In this way most Sandusky people were given the news with- In a sftort time after the last vote had been cast. This giving of the news was appreciated, even though it was disappointing to many. sideration of the vote Mr. Alexander of Hamilton county had his vote for the bill was 56 to "60 but with a view sentative Black of Ashland, however, beat him to it by getting in a motion to reconsider in spite of the motion that Alexander made at once to ad- journ. The "wets" of course wanted -time to work upon some of the mem- bers who had voted against the bill, to bring them over. Every one knew that a vote to reconsider taken at once would be voted the effort of the "wets" to avoid such a vote at that session. Alexander's motion to adjourn was voted down and then Black got in his motion to reconsider the vote which he called 'upon all the opponents of the bill to vote against in order to make the death of the1 (Continued on Page 3) from Europe to America and detect a supposed attempt on her part to smuggle eighteen diamonds into this I country for her aunt. The agent shadowed the girl from one point in Europe to another, em- barked on the same boat to America, tolled the attempt of a crook to steal the diamonds, and finally found, that ttempt had been madeto smug- gle the gems, which had been left in The secret agent had long since fal- len In love with the girl, and been doing his dutv feelings. The two, of course, married and lived happily ever after. wall, who has been making clines to tell the details of his own "It is true that the magazine story was based on our courtship." he said. A DEFINITE Fl i Meeting Called By Three I bers For Thursday to Thresh Out The Matter SAY RECENT LETTER NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR Star-Journal Ballots Coming In With Early Lead For Mu- nicipal Plant, C. C. Wall, a special agent of the treasury department, and his wife furnished the plot for an interesting 'romance that was published some time ago in an" eastern weekly mag- azine. The story was entitled "Kest- ner, the Secret Agent." In the story, Kestner was ordered by his chief to follow a beautiful girl r romance was even prettier. THE PEOPLE'S BALLOT. Do you favor accepting- the proposition of the Sandusky Gat t Elec- tric Company, on three-rear contract, under the conditions named! YES NO Or shall the city prepare it once to build a municipal lighting tad power YES........................ NAME ADDRESS Fill out this ballot and mall it once to the Star-Journal. All votes must be in by noon Saturday, Februury 25. X'nmes will not be published. Developments are coming rapid- ly in the commercial franchise and street lighting contract situation. WiVi indications that the SUr- Journal's poll will go a long toward showing the sentiment of- the people, city officials and coun- cilmen are awaiting the result with interest. The votes menced coming in by mall otherwise the first thing day morning. Meantime members of council want to know exactly where the Gas Electric Co. stands and as a a special meeting has been called for m., Thursday, in the chamber. The call was issued Councilmen Ohlemacher, Donahue and Parsons, and the meeting is to -MiLTnr I ahrer ill aalrpd tO together with Directors and Hauser. Councilmen said Wednesday that they wanted to secure a deftcja proposition rom the company. They construed the letter read Monday night to refer simply to commercial lightinng and then learned, informally, that the proposition also applied street lighting. Now they want a> I definite and official proposition to tSli effect and they want all the detaflb thrashed out with the mayor and pany officials on hand. It is expectit that President B. Mahler will atteSi the meeting. Some of the counoilmen, at leaH, look with favor upon a short-tefSi proposition, believing that It woidt be better to accept such a contract than to attempt the erection municipal plant. At any rate Jha> want to know immediately what tla company will do, for if the city to erect a plant there is no be lost. It Is significant that a majority of the votes received by thjl StaWournal up to noon, TTuilniinilur were for a municipal plant.