Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
Guaranteed Circulation 5226 LAST EDITION THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOUR YEAR SANDUSKY OHIO THTBSDAY. JANUARY 12 1911 If I7MBEH 81 STATE'S SCORING HEAVILY Nurse a Strong: Witness for Prosecution SCHENK WAS IGNORANT Uilliouirt Had Implicit Faith In Woman Who, It is Alleged, was Placing Pois- oo la Meiiiciaa and Water. DEATH CLAIMS EIGHT WASHINGTON, Jan. death of Senator Charles J. Hughes of Colorado is the eighth in the senate since the opening of this congress. Coming so soon after the death of Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia, the death of Senator Hughes made a found impies-ion on the senate when it was annDu-Ked here. Never before, in so shoit a time, has the senate lost so nianj mem- hers bj death. Cincinnati Fire Ruins Hold Bodies of Six CLAIM A VICTORY WHEELING W. Va., Jan. The state scored heavily today in the trial of Mrs. Laura Farnsworth Schenk, charged with poisoning her husband, John O. Schenk, by the testimony of Miss" Alma 0. Evans, professional nurse in the Schenk household. Schenk's faith in his wife and his utter ignorance of the poison plot were two of the principal points. It was brought out in the nurse's testimony that Mrs. Schenk Insisted on handling much of the water, medi- cine and food that Schenk and which the state is trying to prove was poisoned. Miss Alma Evans, nurse for Mr. Bchenk duiing his illness at home and while he was at the hospital, was called to the stand this morning by the prosecution. -Her evidence was, decidedly against Mis. Schenk. It was she who first became suspicious Df the woman and told her suspicions to Dr Hupp, who was on the staed- yeslerday Miss Evans testified that for over a month last fall Mrs. Schenk had done nothing for her husbiud. "Mrs Schenk insisted on opening Ihe bottles of water that Mr Schenk fiiank and after one bottle was open- ed and Mr. Schenk had drank some he remarked about the peculiar tc-'lifled Miss E-ans. "That night Kis. SehPnk insisted that I go home Rnd when I retuinod 1 found Mr. B henk violently ill. "When administering medicine Mis. Bchenk insisted that I shake the hit- tlps WE continued Miss Evuns. and added that one bottle of medicine hr.J 8 peculiar murky and unnatural col- DI-. Miss Evans also told of Mis. Bdienk's usit lo the hospital to her husband and how Dr. Hupp had ordered all medicine changed when he learned that Mrs. Schenk had visited the room where the medicines were kept. She related how "Mrs. th detective nurse, had become1- very in- limaie with Mrs. Scheik while at the hospital and how Mis. Schenk had tried to induce her (Miss Evans) to "Wets" Say They Have Mo- jority for Dean Bill. REPEAL COUNTY OPTION Anti-Saloon League Leader Says it is Really Nit an Sub-Committee Coming Here. COLUMBUS. O., Jan. A story that supporters of Edward Hanley threatened at the last minute to block the election of Atlee Pomerene senator and went so far as to force Reynolds of to abandon his Mention of placing Pomerene's in nomination, is attractini; some attention here, although chief interest, now that -been "rizod la committees have in the nrobabl get Schenk's keys minute the Breath was his because, said, his relatives wers conspir- ing against her. During this testimony fcppeared very interesied and' made repealed suggestions :o her lawyers. Attornev O'Biien foi the defense Itarted the cross-examination of Miss Evans just before the noon recess. Counsel for the defense have de- tei mined to place Mrs. Schenk on the Nitness stand in her own defense. She will tell of the alleged conspiracy by the relatives of hor husband to leparate her fiom John 0. Schenk. "We have no fear of placing her on Hie stand to undergo the vigorous cross-fire to which she will be sub- at the hands of Prosecuting Attorney said Attoinej O'Brien is showing a sui prising fcnowledge of medicine and the effects BE drugs in his of Kitiwssea. fate of the Dean bill, which was in- troduced late jesterday. According to the Pomerene "plot" story, Senators Huffman and Cetone led the projected revolt. Pomerene, declared he would stand by Reynolds and other friends but the Cir-choga man would take no chances .ena- tor Yonnt made the speech. With both the senate and house committees "wet." the liberals profess 'confidence that the Dean bill will be passed. The senate is figured 22 "wets" and mm 12 "drvs" wbile the also claim a majority or about twelve in the house. This is ov the "drys." W. B. Wheeler, the state superintendent of the Anti-Sa- loon League gave out the following statement: "Senate bill No. 19 by Mr. Dean would repeal the county option law Just as effectively asjf every ;word.of, tire county" option law" was stricken from the stalute books. Enough vot- ers would be colonized in some liltle municipality in the county or some wet city, so that saloons would be returned to practically every county that has voted dry under the county option law Senator Dean's bill is not properly an amendment to the county option law; it is a repeal of it." The house finance committee yes- terday elected H. H. Finley secretary and Miletus Earner clerk In order to expediate the prepaiaiion of the ppropriation bills the following di- vision of the commute was made for visitation of Ihe stite institutions: Arthur P. Black. Peicy A. Walling and 'Hanby R. Jones to visit the state experiment station, the stale hospi- tal at Massillon, the state hospital at Cleveland, and the Soldiers' Home at Madison. Lake county. Robert M. Billingsls.i, E. B. Ken- nedy and Frank Ousneiler will visit the Home at Xenia. Wilber- froce university, the state hospital at Dayton, Miami university and Long- view state hospital. N. M. Finlej, .HEiman. STORE EXPLOSION; THRFE ARE KILLED Flames Follow Collapse oi Walls but Most of the Gitl Clerks and Customers Were VOTE BONOS ENDS SATURDAY SURE; MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS AT ONCE THE WEATHER tonight or Fri- day, colder tonight. 3 Temperature at 7 a. m. 33 de- grees. Temperature one year ago 35 de- grees SUE rises Friday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (central standard time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hoars ending at noon today 18 miles southwest at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Early EntneTGet Votes Extra, an Advantage Now That Leaders in Big Contest Are Be- coming; is Heavy OHIO IS IGNORED Loses Place on New Ways and Means Committee DELEGATION IN CLASH Jeorge M. Wilber will visil the Sol- diers' Home at Sandusky, the state (Continued on Page DECISION AGAINST TRUSTS BUT IT WON'T GIVE RELIEF NEW YORK. Jan the sn- pieme court of the U. S. will declare [he Standard Oil Co, and the Ameri- can Tobacco Co., mononolietf in re- straint of trade is tht- opinion of Sam- uel Untermyer. identified with more anti-trust legislation than any other American .Addresfein? the civic federation today, linteimyer declared that the trend of the decisions of the Et-preme court for the past five Indicated that they must affirm the mandates of the lower otirts. But in doing so. h0 Contended, the supreme I court will "give no relief from the flangprs tbaf now threaten the Ameri- tan people." The two trusts and all likn them, be said, will merely re-or- ganize as their properties and business still in esistncce and the constitu- tion of the r S forbids confiscation. The entire blame for this state of af- fairs, according to Tntermyer, is due lo the attitude of thr> courts toward HIP Sherman anti-trust law for the ten reals following its ThP courts an 1 the federal mcnl' he ta.-itlj con- [pnled to- the vicious of the i-T.sts and to exterminate them now. or aUesed. wo'Ud public con- Sdcncr- and bring about financial and chared lhat the government had after !he "little in the pame ar-.d the big ones, anfl In this con- lectton he bitterly assailed the rail- wad pool. "Very recently the government. it necessary to enjoin the rail-' ox's Declaration That He or No One Should Land is Apparently Made Tariff by Schedules. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU. Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. tentative ways and means committee, which will take over the task of pav- ing the way for tariff revision when the democrats succeed to the'control of the house on March 4, has practi- Everybody is waking up. The first big week of the mammoth prize baby contest now being conducted for the Star-Journal by the MacDonald Bros.' Syndicate, of Erie, Pa., is being marked by unusual activity and thv residents of the country d'islricts as well as those of this city, appear to have arrived at a full realization of the fact that in this splendid enter- prise there is the chance of a life- time to gain fame and fortune, gold and glory for their favorite litlle dim- pled darlings. The really ambitious mother or fatheris wifai ff detefmTrlatlOB'fo rlo ordie'for their little sweetheart, and the past few days have been marked by exception- ally heavy voting. "Even though I don't win, I will at least have the satisfaction of knowing that my baby led them all a merry said one enthusiastic woiker yesterday. "But I'm not going to lose so what's the use of discussing he continued. "I'm telling all mv friends I mean to win, for I find that the more enthusiastic and more confi- dent I appear, the more readily do they lend me their assistance." Here is a worker who has the prop- er spirit. If you solicit the aid of your friends in a half-hearled manner you are going to find thai in many cases lhal aid will be withheld. Be enthus- iastic yourself, and you will imbue them with your enthusiasm, speak with confidence of your ultimate vic- tory, and will find that your friends will soon come to regard vic- tory as alread) within your grasp. And don't dilly-dally, don'l procrastinate; don't put off until tomorrow what you should do today. Someone else will Today marks a rather important ep- och in the present big enterprise. It will mark the last appearance of the ballot which is good for twentv-five votes, but you are ghen until Satur- day, Jan. 14, to get the last of them in. On Friday a new ballot will take its place, but this coupon will be good for but ten votes. This coupon will continue to make its appearance dailv until further notice. The reduction of the coupon ballot should emphasize the statement already made in columns that the main issue is sub- and wants her as" sonptos. Saturday will be import- According to the story Kookoothegtold the coroner. the expiration of bonus of free votes which was offered to every baby which should be nominated by January 14. If your little favorite is not already included in the list of nom- inations, send its name in at once, in (Continued on pags 3) LUPTON DENIES TONGUES 'GIFT' CAXT0X 0., Jan. the stand in common pleas court here today, in cally-been-selected-in-adance of the a case in which he seeks to prevent the publication of his picture and that of Miss Mamie Corlett, of Cleve- i land, in a book about to be issued, Levi Lupion testfied that he never junction and took ,t to had the 'gift of tongues" and neier Knntnn'ho had claimed it. He further said he KookooJie lml are thinking about do- Many Injured. CONNKI.LSVII.LE, Pa., Jan. nersons arc known to be dead, one mining and eighioi n otters, mostly girls, severely injured aa ihe result of the explosion and fire which wrecked McGory's and tea cent storo today. Ten minutes, jfti-r the explosion the wal's Ml. making hop-less the task of rescuing SOHH of thi> alue. girls, rs-apcd badly burned. Help was askert of surrounding t in getting the flames under control. There were a number of c -tnp.iors in tb- store whi'n tiir explosion occur- red and it was feared that t. w of tli-m esrapid. C. A. Poff, manager, says he cannot explain the cau.-.r the explo.-ion. DON'T MISS IT. The first installment of the new serial story, "A Splendid by Harold Me- Grath, is published in today's Star- Journal. Don't miss the first chap- ters for the story is cure to prove one of the best ever offered San- dusky newspaper readers. The National bank was wiei Led u> force of the explosica, frmt n.ii] Iwing blown out. The hank binldins. a drug store, and sever- al mar wcie quirkly ablaze and (i stro- Thp evl.isioa oicurred at 10 o'clock, and ilu spr, so rapidb that it soemfd for any to escar-v H was r-p-jrtpd that twenty gi T, and t'o-r m-n had hut most of those mining were accounted for ia SLEPT WITH SEARCH BABE'S BODY FOR six DEAD Woman Tells Strange Story and is Held by Coroner After having slept :n a in Chicago Junction with the corpse of her twenty-four days' old daughter, Ella, died under mjstenous cir- cumstances on board a Baltimore Ohio passenger tiaiu en route from Deshler, 0., to Chicago Juiution Mon- day night, and after having taken the dead body into the country Tuesday moining, reluming with it latei to Undertaker Fink's establishment in Chicago Junction, with Ihe request that Fink bury the body, Mrs. Anna Kookoothe, nineteen sears old, who claims her husband resides In Hoi- gate, Henry county, 0., is, held at Nor- walk by order of Coroner Crecelius. The coroner will hold an Inquest nexl as'a witness, of Mia. until last November she had been living for two or three years at the home of Charles Smith, a farmer residing two miles outside of Chicago Junction. Last November she went to Holgate, where, she says, her husband lives and where the bab> was born Mis. Kookoothe told the coroner :hat after boarding the train at Desh- :er the baby cried, and that w hen the train reached Chicago Junction she discovered that it was dead. She said she can-led the dead body into the Park Hotel, near the :ailroad station, rented a loom, and slept with her dead child the balance of fhe night, "n the morning, she said, she carried the child in her arms lo the home of never was the leader of the sect. of the sixty-second congress which is wh.lch a little energy displayed to be held here on Thursday night of next week. The twelve prospective democratic members of the committee, upon whom the responsibility of framing legislation will rest, are equally di vided between the north and the south six members coming from the north and six from the south. The list ia as follows Oscar W. Underwood, of Alabama chairman: Choice B. Randall, of Tex- as, Burton Harrison of New York. Lin coin Dixon of Indiana, Claude Kitchin of North Carolina. OIlie M. James o Kentucky. Henry T. Rainey of Illin- ois. Cordell Hull, of Tennessee, A Mitchell Palmer, of Pennsylvania Doisey W. Shackleford, of Missouri Hammond, of Minnesota, and An- drew J. Peters of Massachusetts. The southern members of the com mittee are Underwood, Kitchin, .Tames, Hull. Randell and Shac-kleford. The northern members are Harrison DIx- on, Dalmer, Hammond, Rainey and Peters. Ohio doer no; get ,i place on the committee because of the clash be- tween James M. Cox .-nd M. R. Den- ver. Cov had the indorsement of a majority but not the 'olid' delegation. Frierds of Cox were in a fighting hu- mor. They declared lhat a small minoritv of the Ohio delegation should not suing the. majority and that it would be Cox. or noboSy, from Ohio. The Denver boosters said that Cox once made a speech proclaiming himself a protectionist. When Cox heard this story he went straightway at this time would make yours. MAT TAKE A RAP AT VOTE BUYERS TOTE BUYERS ARE IMMUNE (Continued on Page 3) close plants at will and manipulate supply and demand, he averted. "All, A CTQ present criminal piosncution of alleged vUnd i O 1 tr ist he said, "is a mon-. Ftiou.s sham." He insl-ted that it tends! to "brins; the administration of justice into and characterized the i phrase that "guilt is as an "insincere catch trap.'f BY HURRICANE LONDON, Jan. coast -_' England today is in the giip of one Rigid regulation of all corpoia'isas of the worst horrleanes it has ever ex- road association from carrying out a under federal law is the solution periencpd. Most of the towns are to increase rates." he said., of tin problem, according to Unter- dated and the coast is strewn with 'The government's so con- in.-'i' Ho believes that it is not neces- wreckage. M-irins that the oonsplr- ,sa'i to insist on compulsory Jeder.ll Thousands of dollars' worth of live id lo increase rates that I'tvnsr but said that if the combina- slock has teen diowncd and several Whv were thev not c'fifhinHllyj i'ons were pcrmited incorporation tin- large steatrers plying th? channel haye irosecvlied? Thr- same proof, which -dcr a federal law all of them would been grounded by the gale. the Injunction would take advantage of the opportunity and Towns all along the coast hare TOf- id !n t (mediately all of the evils complained fered immense property damage from Iron and steel wcnild cease. the high wind been given the jury In Erie county, Judge Reed will give prompt attention ports sent out of possible cases ap- Adams County's "Best Citi- zens" Apparently Go Free; Poor Fined. Charles Smith, walking two miles to .he Smith home, and that in the aft- ernoon, accompanied by Smith, she carried the dead infant lo Chicago Undertaker would not ex-plain why she had kept the body of the child so long, cr she had not informed anyone of its death. After the corpse of the child had left with Under'aker Pink he became suspicious and summoned Drs. Buckingham and McOrath, who, after examining the body and remov- ing the stomach, which was sent to Cleveland to be analyzed, repotted the affair to Coroner Crecelius. CINCINNATI. 0.. Jan 12. Sixty men early today began a search of the ruins of the Chamber of merce fire for the bodies of the six., missing men who it is now almost certain neie killed in ihe blaze whfcfc the building Tuesda; nighl. George Hayman, a newspaper man, assigned to cover the fire, was the latest one added to the list of miss- ing. Piesident H. L. Early of the Early ft Daniels Co, asserted that he knew Vice-President Marshall, Secretary. Sihbdld and Leslie Buchanan, the col- oied porter, in their offices in Chambt-r of Commerce building, per- ished in the flie. "I was at home when the are start- ed." said Eaily. "and about ten min- utes aftenvard the telephone rang. It was Mr. Sibbald on the- other end. I asked him if he thousht there was any danger, and he there was not, but that I had better come down, t Just as he finished the last sentence he screamed. There was an awful roar and the connection was broken. The roar was caused by the caving floors and I am certain that these three men then met their deaths." .i PEARY CLOSE I TO THE POLE: SUCCEEDS COREY IN STEEL TRUST. WEST UNION. Jan. were made today by many of the dis- franchised selkus that 2uO of Adams count} 's best citizens" had eeu given the irmumy bath in Judge Blair whilp npaiiy :i.nwi o[ th" jiooior farmers had been disfranchised. The 200 constitute a large pail of the voia buyers who were rrallv for the condition in Adam? county and it through their that nearly all of the whom they had boueht were indicted. They an-'made np of business aijil prnfosslonal men and politicians of the county. Protests are being made because the vote rs ha-.e been let oft" so lightly. With more than l.snip indictments returned and 1 of ihe indited fined and disfraruhi-o 1 thi- spfrial yrand j'i'y will adj'Mni t'innr'nv til Jan 2" when liiul rlr.ming up will be made Jurlsr Jil-iir that tlK number of indirtnu-ins would probably reach i The sever, men who have been held in jail hf re under a worKfi temr- and hnavv fine, were rclcawi by i Judce Blair today and theii fines re- i (iuced. WASHINGTON, Jan. house commitlee on naval affairs com- pleted its examination of Capl. Robert K. Peary on his claim to attainment ol the northpole. Hush C. Mitchell of the coast and geodetic survey testi- fied that he had fiziired that Peary, when he made his furthermost was less than five miles from the pole, and that in his marches on that day of the climax of his trip he passfi wilhin one and one-sixteenth miles of the actual pole. OIL IS STRUCK AT VERMILION VERMILION, 0., Jan. and gas in Inrire quantities were agftitt struck on the premises of C. F. Decker jesterdaj With three now in operation and the oil of the highest nualiU. if is evident that the field is a lucrative one. _. AMBASSADOR IS DOUBTFUL Report ol Criticism, if True, is Serious Says Uchida WASHINGTON', .fan. that if the reported criticism of the fortification of the Panama Canal by Admiral Ynshiro of the Japanese squad ron were tree he had caused a serioun bieerh pi courtesy UaroB hula, ambassador of Japan, today Oeclirod .iiimnal's conduct mott reprehensible. .lame- A Fanell. president a' the "I can haiillv believe that the admir- I'n ?tmi's Steel Products Com-'al woiiM bn guilti of such a the exporting pmi o! the ;-'ee! declared Karon returui. "I have will Micceed W. E word my government 1'ftu! of tho trust. He is a fannlv i relative tn his criticism but presuort man of II will BOLD DAYLIGHT ROBBERS OPERATE IN LORAIN LORAIX. 0., Jan. of the boldest robberies in the histoiy of iht, city took place here Wednesday after- noon. In a rear room of a shooting GENTLEM N'S AGREEMENT TO KEEP UP STEEL PRICES NEW YORK. Jan. in gallery on Uroadwaj. fifty feet from steel will be kept up" was the public the strec-t. which was crowded announcement made bv E. H. Garj. workmen and shoppers, and within a chairman of the board of the steel few feet of the Hotel Franklin din- trust early today after a dinner last Ing room, Oliver Van Orman. 19. waslnight at which ail the steel companies slugged, gagged, bound and robbed by two masked men. The thieves carried off taken from trunk. in the country were represented. There was no signed agreement to keep up prices but It was the opinion of all present, that no cut or (lull es should be mrnde and a "geml agreement" was entered Into. Thtf is thought was done so that Attorn Ck-neral Wickersham could not any s'ep toward a suit under tie 8h_ man anti-trust lav. The attitude of Wickerehiun the "gentlemen's agrMmMt" if waited with interest circles. INFAVSPAPERf NEWSPAPER!