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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio LAST EDITIO THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911, NUMBSR 117 PEOPLE WIN, RAILROADS ARE HIT HARD, BUT NO SERIOUS PANIC RESULTS Stock Slumped In Market Centers, But Hopes Of Railroad Magnates For a "Lesson" To The People Did Not Materialize. Shippers Gain One of The Greatest Victories in Years But The Railroads Already Plan to Appeal to The Higher advised To Economize, WASHINGTON Feb fight to the nniah over the refusal of the interstate commerce commission to permit a general increase on freight rates was announced bv the railroads todav Thev -will be able at least they assert, to -keep the order for lowr rates from going into effect for five or six 5ears This will be done by appealing the decision to the court of commerce and then to the supreme court if necesbaij It is expected that the flrst steps for the appeals will be made todaj In an effort to allaj anj panicky i sentiments which maj developed regarding railroad stock because of the comrniss on decision against the railroads Chairman ludson C Clem ents following the leport of the action I of the decision on the stock market is- sued the following statement j No reduction in lates on the rail roads involved was ordered onlj pro- posed increases were stopped These, decisions do not i educe of earners one oent Progressive leadeis in congress to daj were jubilant over the decision The progressives take the decision as thdr flist big signal victory in their fight against the interests inasmuch as it was through their efforts that the section under which the decision was gianted was p'aced in the inter- state commerce law b> them Thr section of the law put the burden of the proof that the proposed increase was unreasonable on the lailroads The WHS very gratifying said Cummins active pro gresslve who lead in the work of making the railroad bill The piogressives could feel well sat- isfied if thev accomplish-nothing etss- at having laid the oasis for this de cision said Senator Bustow another progressiva leaflet The laihoads will probablv ap peal was the opinion expressed bv a member of the commission but it will do them no good as we have the true facts 1 he decision which came unexe lectedly was a staggering blow to ;he railroads aa it was a sweeping victory for shippers and for the peo- ple It applies to both eastern and western railroads Proposed advances in class freight rates in official classification territory, Aggregating among all the railways n the terntorj approximately J27 190 000 a year were disapproved b> he commission In the case involv ng the increases by the railroads in western trunk line territory the com mission also declined to approve the proposed advances m commodity rates The carrieis in both cases are re quired to cancel on or before March 10 their advanced tariffs and restoie jheir former rates which are the rates now in effect H this require ADVISE BRANDEIS' PLAN OF ECONOMY In the late decision it Is laid down as a principle that no general ahincp m lates should be permitted until earners exhausted even leasonable forf toward economv m their business and the opinion i ex- presred that railroad operators have not to this subject the atten ion which it desenes The opinion also holds that the carriers have not In show Ing th it the increase in wages moie than equal tho increases in rates mad-> out the reasonable ness of the proposed adv anced rates because It i indicated it appears that during the year ending June 1910 Ihi net earnings of these railroads aggrc more than ing 1909 While it is idraitted that this Is rut conclusive against the proprieto of the ad vanees it does show that we Trannot coneiusiveh presume from an in operating expenses that there should be a corresponding increase in. trans- portation charge NEW CHAIRMAN OF INTER-STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION WHICH GAVE NOTABLE DECISION, LAWYER WHO MADE FIGHT FOR PEOPLE, AND RAILWAY HEADS WHO LOSE Judson C. Clements, a democrat, is the new chairman of the Inter-state commerce commission which gave the notable decision forbidding: an in- crease of freight rates. Louis D. Bran- dels is the eminent lawyer who made the fight in behalf of the shippers and the people and iron with his suggestion that the railroads economize rather than boost rates. President Broun, of the Sew York Central, President Me- Crea, of the Pennsylvania, and Presi- dent Willard, of the B. 0. were a- mone the most prominent railroad men ng for the increased rates._______ HAVE YOU VOTED? White council has shown a dis position to go ahead and settle the lighting question without wait tng for an expression from citt zens votes are still coming to tpe Star Journal A decided majority seems to be against the Gas Co proportion and in favor of a municipal plant The ballot box will be closed at noon SitLrday and all votes must be in by that time The coupon is prntad on page 4 Here is the result of the vote up to Fnaay afternoon Shall a contract be made with the Sandusky Gas d Electric Co for commerc al and street I ghtmg for a tVee year term' Yes 7 No 21 Shall the citv proceed at once to build a municipal light ng and power plan7 Yes 27 No 6 'His Attitude May Knock Out Settlement Planned By The Council. WANTS ENGINEER TO PREPARE ESTIMATES ii I Taken By Executive Is With Wishes Of Many O zens Mayor Lehrer will not approve iny contract w th or franchise for Sa dusky Gas Electric Co, as has oesn .proposed and as was pract catly agreed upon by court cilrren at the special meeting Thursday afternoon He so de clared t-imself Friday 1 am not n fuor of a t v li the a ipa i at this time ur u il t p L oj c 01 a HUE! y1 t ab becu tioi i pi gated i d i wil not si0n am o Juaaee tLe mavci 1 an id now I Committee Reports McCall Biili r I rte ha u en inn E raent be not complied with the com mission will issue a formal order sus pending the proposed pdvances and putting into effect the existing rates for at least two years In the case of the railroad commia sion of Texas agaiust the Atchincon Topeka Santa Fe railway and other carr ers known popularly as the BULLETIN COLUMBUS O Peb 24 Seven teen senators this signed a telegram to Lieut Pomerene at Canton asking him to return to Co lumbus and preside ovei the senate If be does Green's filibuster "will col lapse The filibuster was broken at southwester rate case the commis p 3 30 and the senate adjourned sion declined to disturb the commodity rate or the first class rates complain ed of The defendants are ordered however to i educe the second rates which were increased fiom J121 to to ?12o On the re matning classes the defendants are STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU Dispatch Building COLUMBUS O Feb 24 the senate opened this morning the friends of the Green coal mining bill THE WEATHER Without Comment For Or Against. LORIMERCASE FILIBUSTER rg iars to Forecast Fair tonight and Sai urdas not much change in tern perature Temperature at 7 a de gi ees j Temperature one jear ago to- degiees Sun rises Saturday at 6 11 a ra ana sets at 5 17 p m (Standard lime) t p o L inn E bji tne co npanv t id not uneed unt 1 thev fn. i ed at the p t of .1 municipal 1! i Then made an otter I have not agreed to any piopos tion ft hat I shall ask it that coui- ______________ I appKpnate c o isb monev and au- hunze the d of service to em- DeVeildgeLOntllUieS HIS Speech I'1" a conneient eed at Cleveland, Be-1 "jf tni> 01 Ol turns to Sandusky lor Assistance. required to restore the rates in effecting to prevent a vote on a reconsider Dore Whether it is up to Erie or Cuja before the incieased rates were pub lishd In brief this is the disposition made (Continued on Page 6) STOCKS FELL OFF AT OPENING, BUT LATER RECOVERED WITH NO BAD EFFECTS EVIDENT YORK ieb of :be railroad magnates that the ad verse freight rate decision of the m- affect the market sufilcienth to make .he public feel that the decision was a nistake were apparently shattered with the opening of the stnck market odav Although thpie was a decided iliimp to witli, the speculative stocks like Reading ind Southern Pacific dropping fiom wo to six points they later in ,he da> recovered sufficient! Although there was intense excite ent on the exchange there was no lemoralization and it is now consid ired certain that as scon as the first lurry Is over th iailroads will go ihead with their contemplated im iroxements onh on more caiefal and that little if anj bad ef- ects will lesult eVen to them Fcar0 of a pdnic appear unfounded Following the decision against the ailroads and for the purpose of clis ussmg the line of action that is to be aken a meeting of the executive of cers and counsel of the iailroads in official classification teintorj was odav called for this citv on Jonday SInmp In London. LONDON Feb decision ate ycstardaj of the U S inter state ommerce commission denying the ight of the American railroad to in rease their freight rates caused a tre nendoua slump todav in all allroad stock on the London s oc k xchange St Paul Lnlon Picific outhern Pacific Ppnnsvhania Read hg and other stocks fell off 5 to 6 ic-ints but later in the dav coudi ions brightened up enough to make certain that no serious financial troubles would result At the close of the markets foi lowing news from York of the upward trend of railroads the American stocks, showed a better tone here and closed at the best level of the das ation of that vote Krause mate for I 'boulder to shoulder with Reynolds hoga counts to g e Mr- Elizabetn them a motion to adjourn which was Hudson and other piogiessiws With Belz aid is a quest on which was puz ees voted down 11 to 14 Krause then of for the biH was onh one repub- zlmg the local autl ontles Fudaj Mrs j "t dation The committee was imam mous in its vote to neither speak fo or against the bill The big flght will now come on the floor with the chan ces against ratification Efforts maj be made to amend the bill Meantime the Lonmer debate goes on When Senator Bevendge resum for the ousting imer the indications were that a filibuster had been formed ai the opponents of Lonmer fear that at present he has a majority In the sen ate By filibustering the vote will to be postponed until the ex tra session nhich is now considered fered an unimportant petition which Watkins Thev weie opposed. Belz forroerlj lesidcd in the West End gave Senator Stockwell leading the bv all other lepublicans augmented by I her husband Julius but last filibusters an opportunity to make Huffman and Cretone. the house two resolutions as sorting the existence of monopolistic the point of order that theiip vrae The bill had seventeen votes one the case la still pending and Europeans inteiested with nothing In orde, but S B 58 bv Sen- short of passage fiveT aWnt Several months ago she took he, fife and caTrrespec iveiy upon ator Todd which was taken up last The long filibuster then started to children with her tllem antl caning respectively upon night and on that he made a long last util Tount a ThsTmea" land where she secured employment I spech Senator Green m the chair sure could be brought Feeling be- out about six week? ago became ill of the OI tne States to renort states lo report ailed time to study the question and I and m'need'oT whetller aay the mat senators to were separated by the intervention of Belz was ordeied to pas his wife t ion m the house the p.ehmlnaiy There was excitement on the floor jKEW TREATY WITH JAPAH T.TIftYTM COOLIE QUESTION TO NATION'S take their seats Most of them did, Senators Cetone and Shaffer as they alimonj when ,_ -rat to close in fistic combat tearing was held but Mrs Belz vesterday when the lie was pass ives leaving the chamb-r vie he has failed to live up to the court Diow5 were exchanged and for the were followed bv dire threats ordeis having failed to pay her all nrgt time m four years the sergeant- got you the money as it-fell due each iiiunth torlous vul co t Mavoi lehrer declared that he had gi inted no interview an 1 said he tad ictused to be mtei viewed by a lortei of the raornin; japer and that 11 v reiorts tha i e would agree to t 9 L n uroposition were un- tiue He said was glad to see that the Star ul wa giving the peo- ple an oiportumtv to express their scntin eiits and that so many were d clanne foi municipal ownership Counul at tontlusion of its meeting Thursdav afternoon practic- allv agreed tint a franchise should bo given the gas companj for a term of thiee jears on the eight and five-cent basis and that the coitract should let for stieet lighting for the sama length of time at the fate o! per lamp per year At the special meeting to be held by council next Mondav evening Citv Solicitor Stememinu will present an oidinance to legulate lates to ba charged for commercial light for a period terminating December 31 1913 This ordinance will hx maximum rate at 8 cents foi the nrst three k w houis per rated month per lamp anj a minimum rate of o cents for all ad- ditional current In addition Citv Su- licltor bteinemaun will present a res- olution instructing the director of public service to prepare plans specifications for street lights which will be submitted for bids for a term ending Dec 31 That the San- dusk j Gas Electiic Co will be the onlv concern to bid ou this propos tion is certain All this was made apparent by coun- lllt! ,added with at-arms was compelled to resort to many strong adjectives I She tried to have some court action U8e 0; mace jn orljer to restore WESTERN OPPOSITION STRONG BUT SENATE SEEMS TO FAVOR NEW TREATY WITH JAPAN WASHINGTON D C Feb 24 -I with lapan m the treatv of 1894 Chile not vet satisfied new Jap consists of the usual favored nation nese treatv superseding that of 'provisions which give the Inited 894 and omitting the provision a a q5 h" T B it ainst the Immigration of France Germanv and Austro ito this country appears to be Hungarv This countrv has no such ood shape In the senate and likely conventional tariff with lapan and be approved jconsequenth upon the artl lee which i Despite assurances of. the president are not covered bj the conventional it there is nothmjXb fear from the tariffs of these other countries Japan s Imission of anvrfcliis on piovision statutorv tariff is applied to imports ppositlon on coast is In I from the Lnltetf States As a result and there of "Ssrioui a considerable number of the print! uble Western asked for j pal imports from America such as I ore time to consider the situation machinery flour and tobacco which I are not covered by the conventional i immigration question is being ser Illy discussed by one will talk I Attention was drawn to the fact that tariffs of other countries during the past twelve jeais havp been subject i to a fluctuating and gradually increu BUUANDEft C.MMDX members of the senate prn order among the members Representative Montell of Fnday but so she told the cltj of ficlals she could not locate Judge jnuum-n m ..juunns and elections committee signed Reed and then she went to the Hu chairman of the committee of publio a report recommending the Dore bill mane society for help 4fter the case lands and Delegate VUckersham of lor senatorial primarj elections and had been taken up with Service Di 'Alaska were the pilnclnal combatants it went to the senate chamber Those rector Bin? efmed Mis Belz to but harsh words and dira threats wer. who signed were Huffman Dore and Cits Solicitor Stelno-nann mttere Cetone democrats Doster and Kell er republicans mmontv report no attempt was offered and there was to take the Stocl well Oregon plan bill from the committee Reaetiomrins MIMTOBA OB1FCTS 'WINNIPEG Can 1-eb dlv othei members wha para ticipated in the affair The fight was started durlnst discussion of a bill to provide for i Manitoba todav con- leasing of coal lands in the district of demned thr> proposed reciprocity Alaska which had been repor ed from canen bv surprise but progress agreement as injurious to thr> farming Mr Mondell s committee mdustrv and dangerous connection (Continued on Page 6 British ML BILL IS ST PETbRSBt RG P eb .24 prnor MaKlakofT ha1? begun a nlde spread expulsion of the Tews from the province of a government in Little Russia STATE ARBITRATOR CALLED IN STRIKE STAR JOIRNAL BLREAl Munses Binldii WASHINGTON' Feb 24 Goebel bill In which the wmc men of Sanduskv and vicimU were so much interested as U s designed to give re lief to fruit distillerb who aie now slate should Cla mm t llton of the c in tee prohibited from usm? passed 0> ,federal relations at Coin nb.i 1, the house late li row goes nt .a of lo "rlous members of tre de 01 n u h prominent me ut e s of the i nblr have al o drawn up plans for hp to the senate and cftort is lobe made to rush it t trough that bod> and make it a law It has a fair chance Senators Dick and Burton have been, m' redistncti-g 01 the st Je on appealed to and asked to look out for of twenty corgrcssmcn the bill several postoffice appoint ments confirmed bv the senate were John Ortli to be postmastei at Poit Clinton and ill am H Tucker to be postmaster at Toledo Friends of Congressman Ansberrs I of Defiano llstrict now claim that he stands the best chanc" to se- cure the chairmanship of the com mittee on Invalid pensions a place which was soucht bs Congressman i Carl C Anderson of the Sanduskv From present md cations it ex remeh doubtful if an action wiH be taken bv the senate on th (i im ackei reappoitionment Hill w ncr was passed bv the The u> ei hodv is la'iorln'" unaei a tre nendous load of work and m the renmni g few Javs of the spssioi it is n os nn probable that tic C rumparker bill will reached It might te taken up at 11 extra session hcwevr The latest reapportionment map to Number of Vessels Arriving in Port of Sandusky Last Year Was 983 OVER BOATS CLEARED Lorain Falls Considerably Be- low These Figures Accord- ing to Department Report, arc'1-, vi s in 1 1 riva and with That lake bu inest, both in and o it of Sandli kv m 1 r i re tsed s i at i tiallv in 1110 1909 14 shown la the report uf tiu department of coin merce and labor at v.Va'-htngton ju c issued The )nl i HI be of arr val in ha po of i v t1 inns 1Q10 it is shorn w s TS compared with sti) in w'llle the nnnlei of clea is romnared witi I oram had but a 11 de rtures a compai jnd i> re pecnvelv 11 liOi Pil th showed an Increase n the of a n Us fidtfi 3 to To'edos irnvah increases fiou 1 to 1 o Heie art lonia e foi various ports for 1110 teuton Harboi n 1 ith Garv Creen Bav I oram Man cs> Manitowoc Citv here won d lace 11 e co nt I district The prospect of an extra in a district to be known ab the eigh h j I session Increases Interest Just now In with Hancock Hardln Ottawa San Joseph Bishop secretarv ot the committee assignments Tlvre Is a and Seneca having an estimat Ohio state board of arbitration Is, Raoine I contest for place on the rivers and ed population of 206 t4S The coun- studying the New York Central boil st Joseph harbors committee two new members ties of Huron Lorain Medina and ermaktts strike Sandnskv Bathrick of Akron and Bulklev of Summit population 13094 would If it becomes needful the board Shcboygan Cleveland bring oppon-nts of Sharp I constitute the seventeenth district and will try to settle the matter sajs Mi South Haven of EJyria Sherwood ot Toledo I Cleveland and Cuyahoga counties Bishop but I do not yet know enough i Superto" W Sunwwr Saveril sew flans lot twentieth, tta sl.uitlon to My Toledo 1411 344 626 81 726 19M 342 1 983 13 J 3-1 Sit 74T SPAPFRf SPAPFRf ;