Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
Section 1 18 Pages Today LAST EDITION THE SANDUSRY STAB-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOUR YEAR SA3JDTJSKY OHIO JA1TTTABY 13 1911 NUMBER 89 REFUSES TO BARE SCANDAL Society Mao Wit- ness in Schenk Case PROVES A SENSATION if to Relitlens, Declines U Attf.tr OB Grand That It Would In- Experts TiU of WHEELING, W. Va., Jan. The most sensational testimony of the Schenk trial developed this af- ternoon when Don Phillips, 24, Wheeling clerk and society man, was called to the stand by the pro- secution. Phillips' name has been connect- ed with that of Mrs. Schenk ever since her arrest and it was with him that she was alleged to have taken auto rides. The climax of the testimony came he was called upon to testify as to his relations with Mrs. Schenk. At onco all three of the prisoner's attor- neys venemently objected. To do so, they declared, would only be degrad- ing to Mrs. Schenk and would accom plish no purpose. Judge Jordan, how- ever, ruled that the question was proper and when it was again put to Phillips he positively decjlned to ans- wer, declaring that to do so would in criminate himself. He maintained his constitutional right to refuse to answer and the case had to go on without his reply to the Question. Several expert medical witnesses and chemists were put on the stand by the prosecution today but they brought out no sensational testimony. They testified to finding .8 of a grain of arsenic to the pint In the water Schenk drank and also to finding dark lines on Schenk's gums supposed to have been made by his drinking the poisoned water. Thej also stated that they had found traces of poisoning In Schenk's blood. Florence Coleman, a negro laund- ress in the Schenk household, was called to the stand directly after the noon recess. She testified to seeing two women employed the house during the latter part of Schenk's ill- ness. The two women to whom she re- ferred were detective nurses employ- ed -to watch Mrs. Schenk. She also stated on the stand that it was posi- tively the older woman, "Mrs: that was alone with Mrs. Schenk the day of their auto ride. The defense is losing no opportu- nity to Impress the jury with the fact that other people besides Mrs. Sehenk had access to the packer's drink and medicine. The state brought out, through Dr. Charles Glaser, of Johns 'Hopk'ns Uni- versity, that first bottle of min- eral watefsent him for analysis con- tained six-tenth grains of arsenic to the half gallon and that the sample of hyomel quinine, which Schenk was also taking, contained seven grains of sugar of lead to the ounce. (Continued on Page Five.) CENTRAL CONTROL New State Institution Bill Ready for Offering THE CINCINNATI PROBE BACKS OIL TBUST IN LAST BATTLE FRIDAY, The final fight of the Standard Oi) for its very existence under the pres- ent oragization is being waged in the supreme court of the United States. John G. Milburn of New York, de- fending the Standard, boldly declared the trust's power supreme. IS OWED No Requirement to Compete, Standard's Defense. LIMIT -NOT POSSIBLE Remarkably Bold Argument Made By Attoraey in Answer to Government's Demand for a Dissolution. WASHINGTON, Jan. or not it was an unlucky day, the gov- ernment today had a bold and amazing argument to answer in its effort to bring about the dissolution of the Standard Oil Co. as a trust in restraint of trade. Frank B. Kellogg appeared as the trust buster. John Milburn. for the Standard, contenting himself with a denial ol charges of fraud or unfair means, told the story of the organization of the great company and boldly argued the supreme power of the corporation. The main fight of the Standard Oil Co. against it must be dissolved thirty days afterward, should the judgment of the lower court be based on the idea that private businessman be enlarged to any extent, no matter What the conse- quences may be to human society at large. It insists that industrial corpora- tions owe no duty to compete and that no one is under any legal obligation to compete. That is the theory advanced so boldly in the court this week by the American tobacco trust. It is the idea that the power of money expressed in private property owner- ship cannot be limited. The power may be so great as to ruin and enslave the mass of the people, yet to set boundar- ies to its rights, even though it should monopolize industry and so engulf commerce would be to overturn civil- ization itself. It staggers tte imagination to con- sider the consequences that may fol- low the result of this last supreme effort of the government to break up and scatter this greatest league of money, skill and cunning in the world It is not alone that scores nf SEVER RILLED IN A 4 O CRASH; SOME OTHER I HOODOO TH MRS. SCHENK LUCkY? ________ WHEELING, W. Va., Jan. "Thirteen is my lucky number" Mrs. Schenk on trial for poitoning her husband, whispered over her counters table when her attention was called to the day, Friday, and the date, January 13. "I am not in the least afraid of hoodoos." BATAVIA. N. Y., Jan. 13. Seven persons were killed and twelv others injured, some fatally, in a rear end collision of two passenger trains on the New York Central at the station here early today. of the trains fas standing in front of the station wh'en the other bore down upon It at great speed, crashing through the rear Pullman and par'ially telescop- ing the next day coach. All the dead were in the rear Pull- man while many of the injured were the day coach. None had heen identified up to noon. Shipwreck, Twelve Drown. BREME, Jan. persons were drowned today In the wreck of the German steamship Mariasuss off Norden. A fierce gale drove tile steamer aground and she is now be- ing pounded to pieces by the heavy Good Luck Fatal. FREMONT. Jan. "bad luck" day killed a man here with good luck the 13th. Ira Hawkins. 70, an inmate of the poor house, died to- day after having received ward yester- day that he had fallen heir to a legacy of J4.000 by the death of a sister. The good tows was too sudden a shock for the enfeebled old man. He said he did not want the money. BACK TO THE GARAGE DIRECT LEGISLATION PLAN URGED BY SENATOR BOURNE STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. initiative and leferendum be a subject for discussion, and probably for action before at least half of the forty- four state legislatures which have con- vened. This fact cannot be diaeuised that the sentiment in favor of the ini- tiative and referendum is growing in many parts of the country. The legis- lature of Kansas will enact an initia- tive and referendum law this winter, as both parties are committeed by their state platform to its passage. According to advices received here John 3bafrul.li of Culu rado the people of that state have ex- pressed themselves overwhelmingly for the initiative and referendum, the offi- cial count showing for the re- form and against it, a clear af- EARLY VOTE IS PLANNED Hearing Unnecessary on Option Bill, Says Dean Present Session Held Constitutional by Attorney General But Court Decision May be Township Bill. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Dispatch Building. COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. the democratic floor leader in the house will, next week, intro- duce the governor's central board of control bill. It will place all the state institutions except the educational in the hands of one board of four mem- bers, hi-partisan, each of whom shall he paid a year and expenses They will have a secretary at S3.- 000 and fiscal officer at This board will assume all the duties of the 19 boards now operating these institutions on August 15, 1911. Speaker Vining made up Thursday afternoon the special committee that lit "Investigate the matters underly- ing the Hamilton county contests. The evidence submitted here is of the most general character and it is be- lieved that it will baruiy be sufficient to warrant the unseating of the re- publican members. In case they are not unseated it will be substantially equal to giving a bill of political health to Cox's organization in Cincinnati the democratic majority will not like to do. 'Both members of the legislature and Governor Harmon wouy like to have a judicial decision as to wnether the legiESture is legally in session now 'and it is likely that one of the three legislative employes whose vouchers have been held up will be urged to bring mandamus proceedings on Five.) mighty corporations in this country, representing thousands of millions of dollars will regard the judicial de- struction of the Standard Oil Co., as a deathblow to themselves, nor that1 men and governments throughout the world arf> looking upon this desperaW of he strength and intelligpnce of the o fthe strength and intelligence of the American republic bat that human so- ciety generally is waiting to see wheth- er money has at last found a device through which even captive democracy cannot break. Special to The Star-Journal: COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. Dean, author of the hill to amend the county option law, said this morning that there, would. be no Jiearing on the bill unless both sides asked for it. "It is not said he. "Ev- ery senator here knows now how he is going to vote on it. I think the bill will reach a vote before ths end of next week in the senate. Ii will pass without a doubt." Senator Huffman of Butler said this morning that he would introduce a measure next week to provide for the appointment of a commission to in- vestigate and report as to what the state would best do with the canals. firmative maioritv of 60.443. To the surprise of old-line politici- ans the initiative and referendum car- ried in Illinois a laiger majoiity than any other measure before the people in the recent election and the Illinois legislature this winter undoubt- edly will pass a resolution for an a- mendment to the state constitution which will embody this proposed re- form. Senator Jonathan Bourne of Oregon, which has the most complete svstem of initiative and referendum and al- lied reforms ever evolved in this coun- try, is taking Beep interest in the sit- uation -m-ehtar- He has sent into the Buckeye state 25.000 copies of the speech he delivered in the senate last entitled "Populor Government" and he states that he finds a verv sympathetic feeling as re- flected in letters he is receiving from Ohio. "There is no doubt, in my opinion, that Ohio is ripe for the initiative and said Senator Bourne. "It needs only to be presented to the legis- lature in, the right sort of manner to be adopted. "Inside of two decades, probably In- side of one, the initiative and referen- dum will be generally adopted. It will make great progress in the legislative sessions to be held here this winter. More than ever people are beginning to see that the initiative and reefren- dura, instead of destroying popular government, vitalizes 't and makes it truly representative." On the Inexpenslveness of the initia- tive and referendum system and the (Continued on Page Two.) MARTIN'S FERRY, 0., Jan. Francis Washburn walked from his home here all the way to Pittsburg to overtake his son Elton, 15, who had run away from home to make his for- tune in the west, only to Snd the boy had been taken from a box car at Zanesville. THE WEATHER tonight and Saturday colder. Temperature at 7 a. m. 35 de- grees. Temperature one year ago 31 degrees. Sun rises Saturday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (central- standard time. SEEKING VICTIMS Search of Store Ruins Con- tinued Today RECOVER FIVE BODIES Three Girl Clerks, One Other Woman r and Poftit Jjst Lrm and May Have Been Were Trapped. CONNBLSVILLE, Pa.. Jan. 13. Five bodies have already been recov- ered from the mins of the McGory 5 Maximum wind velocity for 2i lOc store and explosion of yes- hours ending at noon todav 14 and the firemen resumed their miles west at Friday morn- THEY FIGURE IN FIGHT FOR DIRECT VOTE FOR UNITED STATES SENATORS, senate sub- committee has reported favorably the resolution to the constitution amend- ment to the election of Jailed States senators by direct vote of the people. Senators Depew and Nelson urgert that congress be given power to regu- late the elections. Opposition of southern senators defated this. Sena- tor Borah will present the resolu- tion to the senate. Ha passage is doubtful. search today for more. explosion which set fire to the building was caused the accumula- tion of gas in lac basement, according to the authorities, who are making an investigation. Among the identified dead are Ma- bel Wagner. 18. Ghrisiobel S. Smith, 16, and Minnie Mulao. 16, all clerks in the store. One man killed. Nine buildings we.-e ilestrowd or damaged, making the total loss about One young woman, body tsas later found burned to a blackened crirp, went mad in the store immedi- ately after the crash, and bit the hand of a man who tiied to rescue her Another voting woman was iden- tified only by hei snoes. her father recognized, and Uo man and a taken from the ruins so burned that they have not been identified. Three of the girls lost their lives were cleiks, caught behind piles of goods on the counters They could be seen running one uay and anoth- er, trying to get thro-igh the flames surrounding them and their scream? could be heard by those in the streets who were kept from rescue work by broken electric wires. There were about forty customers in the store when the accumulated gas let go Workmen who had re- moved a natural sas meter failed to cap the supply pipe and just as a port- er was instructed to do so by the store manager, the explosion came. The porter staited toward the cellar to obey instructions has not since been seen. It is thousnt it is his body that lies unidentified at the morgue. PLAN A DOUBLE SERVICE Both New Boat and Kirby to Come Hen TENTATIVE SCHEDULE' laodsome Fin-Deck Flyer Will be Dni Here at P. M. and the Kirby Leaving in Morning, Will Return tl On the end of the run for the 1911 water wagon and on Friday, the 13th. RIVALRY KEEN AS WEEK NEARS END Now Apparent That Star-Journal Contest Department Will be Fairly Inundated With Votes Tomorrow. Ballot ot New Series Appears Word received from all quarters in- dicates that Saturday will bs a day of excitement among the the Star-Journals' grand baby contest. Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. Soon" is white with the bleaching] bones of those who succumbed while' telling others that they were just a- bout ready to do so-and-so. Don't be one of these. You know what you aunts and uncles, friends- and ac- have to do, the way stretches out be- quaintances are all striving with fore you. Somebody will do it; go; might and main. you and do'likewise. The fate of youfi Already there Is the keenest kind deir little "Buster Brown'' or your of rivalry and the most active compe- sweet little "Dollie Dimple" is in your! tition among the workers, and it is hands. Are you going to be faithful: apparent that The Star-Journal will ba'to your trust? You can only be true fairly inundated with votes on Satur- i to this trust by working your hardest day. to win the fame and fortune, the gold Though competition is exceptionally and glory which is the ultimate goal According to a letter received by a local business firm from E. A. Dustin of Detroit, manager of the Ashley Dustin line, the new steamer now being built for the Detroit, Put-in Bay and San- dusky route, will touch Sandusky after all. Ever since the an- nouncement of the building of a new vessel, marine men have un- derstood that the big passenger vessel would go only as far as Put-in Bay, leaving the steamer Frank E. Kirby to make the trip with both passengers and freight and coming through to Sandusky. Now, so it appears, the boats will be started from opposite ends of the route, both making a complete round trip. Manager Dustin. in his letter, says, that at present the company has definite schedule for son. The new boat, however, will leave Detroit at o'clock in the morning, will probably arrive at Put- in Bay at 11-43. leaving Put-in Bay at 12 o'clock for Sandusky, arriving at Sandusky at 1'30 p. m. and leaving heie at p m.. Put-in Bay at 5 p. m., and aniving at Detroit at p. m. The steamer Kirby may leava Sandusky at a. m., Put-In Bay at 9 and anive at Detroit at 1 p. m.. Detroit at 5 p. m.. arrive at Put-" I in Bay at and Sandusky at 10 ip m, remaining in this port, of. course, over night- Manager Dusfin says the new boat will have a capacity ;if nearly persons and will carry passengers OQ_ five different decks: will have a bull- room of neaily 8.000 square feet; will have engines of 3.000 hirse-power and is expected to be very fast and will; have a steadying tank and bilge keels; which will undoubtedly make a verjr- steady boat of her. The fittings in. the cabins, parlors and dining-rooms- will be unsurpassed. The Ashley Duslin line has ready booked tne Park, Davis Co." excursion for June 21st, a party of 000, which will BO to Put-in Bav on- the new boat and the steamer Grey-_ hound. Several other large excar-- sions are in view. That the corn-- pany expects a record breaking excur-f rion and freight business is attested'- the double schedule now planned- keen, the rivalry is all of a perfectly in the race. Cannot Win All In a Day. Do not deceive yourself with the be- good natured and friendly character. The coupon ballot which appears in _ __.. .......____ these columns is now good for ten 'lief that if you can go out and put in xotes and it will so continue to and one successful day in securing sub- including Saturday, January 21. The scriptions, you can rest on Your oarsi coupon for 25 votes will be good up the balance of the week. Someo. until 9 o'clock tomorrow night. Work All the Time. Be up and doing every minute, for a moment now will be worth an hour later let any of the other workers reach your neighbors and friends before you do. It's rather discouraging to approach a friend whose assistance you have been counting on for your own baby, only to find that that friend has already been approached by some other son and has already subscribed BOMBAY. Jan. more per- promised that person to subscribe fons died to0dv ah the resuk later on. Get into immediate touch nots yesterdav [n the tota, dead with your friends either in person or now ts Heigious celebrants by phone or mail, ask thorn to give navlng a paradp and it iKcarae so you their subscriptions, get a promise violent that tlle troops intcrfered to and then later on get the subscription. stop them_ A fipnf flght ju But don't put this oH, tor t is which many were anc] one of the most important details of A of troops has been the race and demands immediate at-f ordored here as more are ex. tention. pected toilav. There is, tbev a certain place PATTEN IN BOOTH CO? elese elated at their success, will only work the harder the next day and on (Continued on page 2.) TROOPS SHOOT; EIGHTEEN DEAD Retired Wheat King Said to Plan Fish Co. Reor- ganization____j down below that is paved aith good intentions. Also the "Valley of Prettvj PUZZLING QEST ON NOW MINISTER TO NICARAGUA Pet Cat Rescued. CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. a pet cat was found alive and re- leased, the bodies of six men supposed to be in the Chamber of Commerce ruins have not yet found. A seaichlight "belonging 10 George Hay- mao. missing reporter, wta The naming of Elliott Northcott, Huntirston. Va., minister to Ni- caragua by President Taft, marks the formal recognition of that country by PUT UP TO GRAVES fOLl'MBI'S. Jan of State Graves received A MtiT todav fiorn a man In Canada If a mar- could be dissolved and the pai- ties to it Inp thereafter a? broitur and sister Tbe man went rn to statp that his wife is now living in Detroit, rpfr.sins to live with him as Ms but perfectly willing to live with him as his sister. James A. Patten, who recently an- nounced his retirement from the board of trade after years of activity in ths world's grain markets and who has given generously to several institutions recent is interested in fish} ac- cording to a Chicago dispatch. Manager Mischfer said Fridaj he had heard nothine of the new move. Mr. Patten, it was learned, is behind a move to rejrganize the Booth Fish- eriea Co, the concern which grew out of the disastrous of A. Booth Co which led 10 the indictment of W. Vfrnon Bwth. its president, and Fretk- erick R Robbing, its treasurer. P. Valentine of York, the for- mer Chicagnan who such an in- t-rest in the affairs of A. Booth Co after failure and the bankers' com- which with Mr Valentine form- ed Booth Fisheries Co have relin- fltitehed control of the concern by sell- ing their holdings of stock. NEW YORK. Jan. Chtet Edward F Croktr. whose wife has him fnr a separation, announced through his that he would fight the case. DENIES RDMOR OF PLANT SALE; START WORK SOON "I can say most emphatically that I ing rebuilt and remodeled them, and it is wholly untrue." ,the prea'fr part of the equipment has This was" the siatement of t installed The .-enialnder. it is manager of the Hancock expected, will soon be here. Stey.s are Manufacturing Co.. when asked about -tlicady being taken for the securing a rumor that the company might sell I of skilled workmen. NVhen the plant out before its new now if in full operation .ibout 125 completed on South Columbus avenue, j will be employed. Trui! it is time to begins operations. "We shall start work just as soon things are In shape and the condi- tions warrant it. and when we do be- siart operations nothing will be giv- cu out as to the nature of th? product to be manufactured nor will it be made known wtuit big to gin operations it will be to.continue I back of the project. thorn." said Mi. DeWit' further. "This may be within a month or It ma> be six weeks off, but there will bo no change of How the story orislnated is not Officials of the Buslnr-js elation are well satisfied with out- look for this and projects which had about bm up are likeiy to be replaced.t 38 a result of delays. the United Stutcs. The nomination j known. The company now have the _ has been gent to the senate and willi factory buildings of the old Bates- being under be conflrmei. pihlmanu plant IB (ood shape, bar-'ecru. NEWSPAPER!