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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio r Guaranteed Circulation 5226 LAST EDITIC THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOUR YEAR SANDUSKY OHIO SATURDAY, JATTUARY 14 1911 MJMBER INHUMAN MURDER ALLEGED Babe Asked for Water, Mo- ther Gave Acid SHE HOPED TO HARRY Mrs. Edith Milkir, Under Arriil, Con- tents Act aid Pleads Uitqaal Strag- gle Bat Felice Hare Damaging ETI- denet. ALBANY, N Mrs Edith Melber, aged 23, killed her four year old son by giving him carbolic acid when he asked for a drink of water, merely be cause he interfered with her chances to marry again, is the declaration here today of the au thorities who have been working on the case Mrs Melber was arrested at Rochester late yesterday -while fleeing from this city where she had murdered her little boy and left his body in a swamp Al though in her confession she declared she had killed htm because she could find no home or happiness for him the police have secured evidence that she continually beat him and repeat- edly said that if she did not have him she could get married again and ease her own lot Todaj -Mrs Melber was in snch a "state of collapse that she could not be brought to this city from Rochest er Arrangements are being made for a speedy indictment and trial here Mrs Melber was arrested as she was claiming her trunk at the New York Central station According to the Rochester police she said that for four vears since her husband died she had struggled to care for herself and the boy and she finally decided to take the lad s life so that he might never endure such suffering as that through which she Then too Mrs npd passed Melber said coidmg to the police version of the alleged confession without the bur den of Georgies I thought I might be able to relieve my misery' OF STRIKES Civic Federation Seems to Favor Canadian Law. NEW YORK Jan closing session of the Mtional Civic Feder ation held heie fodaj was taken up entnelv with the ion as to the methods loi the prevention of strikes especiallj conceining public utilities and it seemed to be the opinion of the raajonty that the Canadian law on this subject could be copied most advantageouslj The Canadian law provides for a public investigation before a strike allowing 30 that purpose du ing which peiiod a strike is illegal Colonel Theodore Roosevelt follow ed Andiew Carnenie in the discussion of woikmens compensation measures tuining the session into fai the most interesting the federation has so far held Colonel Roosevelt and Mr Cainegie in fine spirits both tal ing slj jabs it things and movements not in the logical scope of then subjects once the big indiencp cime back it Colonel Roosevelt a turn of affairs he to rnjoj as much as any one I list fill he siarted to sav hut Ions before he could ton fide what he partictilail remembered the mdiente w is la t hmg md ap plauding brvond Cnln lan Setti Low s powers of restrain even if ho hid attemp ed to exeicise uiem whuh he didn t Oh said the colonel I remem 1 er severil things list Tall hut I am going to bpeak of on'j one GIRL GOVERNOR TRENTON N J Jan Jersey will have a girl governor for at least twelve hours Miss Ida B Phillips confidential secre tary to Governor John F anklin Fort will steer the ship, of state from the expiration of the pres- ent gov ernor s term at midnight Mondaj until Governor elect Woodrow taKes the oath of office shortly after noon Tues daj During the time Goveinor Phillips who is considered one of the prettiest girls m the state will have authority to call out the militia and exercise other powers given to governors An oversight in the constitution gives Miss Phillips this honor TOLD OF COMPACT Detective Nurse Gives Sen- sational Testimony. WAS TO KILL SCHENK "Mrs. Klein" Says Milltoaaire's Wife Agreed to Give Her For Placing Poison in the Medicine, fidence hen evei asked Mis WHEELING W Va Jan 14 Mis Klein the mysterious detec the nurse in the Schenk poisoning case today gave the most startling testimony of the trial in which Mrs Laura Farnsworth Schenk is charged "with poisoning he' ..lionaire hus band when sne took the stand and testified that she had entered into a compact with Mrs Schenk to give her husband the fatal stuff for a consideration of 000 Mrs Klein testified that she had been employed by a Pittsburg detec tive agency to watch Mrs Schenk and securing the posi ion of nurse had at once gained Schenk s con Mrs Klein how Schenk if she her self had ever her husband ar senic she admitted that Mrs Schenk neither said yes nor no Under the tei ms of their agree ment Mrs Klein said, she was to put poison in Scheuk s medicine and place it wheie he wouid take it him self On the daj however that she had agreed to carry out the plot she said she called up Mrs Schenk bj telephone and the latter said There s nothing doing I can get the stuff In spite of this testimonj Mrs Schenk left the court room at the close of the day s session m hign spirits Mrs Klein testified to being em ployed by a Pittsburg detective agency to watch Mrs Schenk and gave her right name as Eleanor Zoeckler She described how sne rad became freeh acquainted with Mrs Schenk and told of several private conferencts she had had with her at the hospital after Schenk had been taken there She testified that when she told Vrs Schenk that Albert Schenk had come to the hospital with a paper for her husband to sign Mrs Schenk had said that she was afraid Albert was trving to make John sign a will to do her out of her share of his foitune She also stated that Mrs Schenk had or dPied hei to oiuer Albert out of the sick mas-'s room The detictive nurse testified that Mr.3 Schenk had once said that she wished her husband would die as he had treated her like a dog The witness also testified to taking an auto ride with Mrs Schenk so thev co ild talk about some papers and also that Mrs Schenk had told her in case hei h sbind di d to get his kevs at once to his safetv vault box as she fened would trj to get d PHI first Mrs Klein then to'd of the when Mrs Sch'nk asked her to Id 1 Schenk I p aj every night sh' said that I mav calVd ind Uld ne is dead There ire times when I feel I kill him she sairl d whv con t tiv if loo1 ed it me a moment Then she Raid Co Id vou if vou were me9 would vou take to kill him forme' she asked I said Si 000 (Continued on SHARP THE MODEST MAN; ANDERSON IS DIFFERENT tion a newspaper correspond ent wavla him for news the Elvru congre sman looks at said conespond m svmpathv with the Mil recentlv of ent more in Borrow ti m in anger and I fr-red by Representative Longworth mournfulh shikes his neacl Other men bpi s too hive their own little Seveial oT them STAR-101RML RtREAF Munspv Building 'WASHINGTON D 1 in 11 modest man and unobtrusive is Rep resentative Shirp of Hvria Uhile one Of the most impoitant of the dem of ritic members fro n Ohio nobodv knows it he dont let it get thank the cone't ondents foY'ra'llmz cit borrow of the li iiPlicht and all On them aid vo e their regrets at publ citv has Sm p a I not being able to keei a constant sii] i ml thing membe'-s of congress cir nh of news on hand Otl eis spenk nf rv lodestones m their hip pocket in themselves as being in the third per order to attract the limelisht Thpv ,on from look upon the dailv nevvsiaiers is the themselves Rppiesentative Ander work of God ard lira Guten e0n is one of the Ohioans who Now We Most Get Busy POLICE CENSUS IS PLAN UNDER WAY; FIGURES TOO LOW Washington Count Gives Population Last April Ekvea Less Than Although Everything Else Indicates a Greater Growth THE WEATHER and colder to night Sundaj fair Temperature at 7 a de grees Temperature one jear ago to degrees Sun rises Sunday at 6 54 a m and sets at 4 27 p m rises Mon day at 6 54 a m and sets at 4 29 p m (Standard Time) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at neon today 15 miles nest at 8 45 Saturdaj room ing MAY RESCUE SNOWBOUND PASSENGERS KALSIPELL Mont Jan of the heavv snow storm whicn has been raging throughout the Rockies foi the past few dajs is ex pected to bring relief to the three great noithern passenger trains which are stalled between Midvale and Sum mit Today several train ciews started out m an attempt to reach the snow bound passengers who it is feared are suffering foi food TAEIFF MEASURE aiT A permanent tariff board in the tieasurv depar ment non partisin in charac'er and with power to make investigation of tariff data and facts is proposed m a bill introduced in congress bv Representative of Pennsvlvania ranking r pubi can member of the wavs and means com ruttee of th" house Thp bill I office received promotion" ind salarv the views of a number of members of todav Gillett pro committee who are not entirely moted from to '00 Henr) AN AVALANCHE OF VOTES FOR BABES Ballots Ponr in as First Week of Star-Journal's Great in Gold Prize Contest Ends-Subscrip- tion Campaigns Now Under Way-Pic- tures Come Soon. According tn the announcement from [he census bureau at venfied v Census Director Duiand in a dispatth 10 the star To mill ihc p pi i ion of as bhown in the 1010 count was but or eleven UbS than 0 COO This is a gain but 32n in the last ten veais Oflicn of ihe ciu and of IP Men s Uioriaion believe there h s letn i senous u isiake hile ihe friowth has not been great, ate confide! t hit co re t fi u es would show from 31000 to .23000 Lchici pioposecl siuminv th u a census be taken bj he police m ibout a month and tht suggestion mot with heaiti lupiovil on the part of others with whom t Officials, of the Business Mens issocianon said thev wojld welcune a count I ike Sanduskv IN A FEW WORDS Heavy voting marks the close of the first week in the Star Journal's grand baby contest Ballots sent in from all parts of Erie county and vicinity Voting coupon good for twenty five votes expires at 9 o'clock tonight Pictures of many contest babies will appear in the columns of this paper soon Many campaigns are planned Contest 4 manager a very busy man The greatest expectations of the contest manager were far surpassed toda; when thousands of ballots from nil pfirtR nf thA rtty nnd Rrlp nnnnt. came pouring into contest ers It disclosed that the great biby contest recently inaugurated bj the Star Journal is attract ng widespiead inteiest The Star Joarnal would be safe in offering i liberal reward foi the disco-very of an) man in Erie county or vicmitj who has not heard of this famous compel ition And whv shouldn t this be a popu lar everf There have been contests for the men contests for the women contests for the ladies and 18n t it a bout time that the hibies aie given a r-hance' Aren t thej leallv the pude and jov of a Could we get along without them0 It is these thoughts thit have prompted so manj fond mothers so manv adnimns fath eis to acj ve cinipaifiutng The Stir Jourml will distribute ?ooO in sold to dete the six most popular little lots in Erie rountj and CARRIERS GET PAY INCREASE WASHINGTON D BtREM Building C Jan 14 'icinity Gold Fremont was aUo doomed to disappointment Sa urdav the population of th it citv beug in nounced as MOIL thin 10000 hid been confidentlj The 1900 census Fremont S 439 The population of Bellevue was an nounced STmdaj is i209 agams 410 m 1900 this being the laigest giowih repotted in this section of the state The innouncpment of the popull tluu u[ eleven than 20000 cime is i disappoint ment to manj The general belief was expressed that theie had been a big mistake There w tilk of ae manding a recount bJt theie would be little chance ot such a demilld be ing granted It was pointed out bj bankers business mei and otheis that in piac icallv eve v bunch of ac tivitj there has been poof of giovvth The school enumeration and ittend ance fieures alone show a falling off the laige numbei of new houses it is evident that if theie his beui lit j tie growth in population this has been beLHUbe of sraallei families The num her of workers and produceis is laig er it is certiin Ccmpanson of figures shows tint Sanduskj s gieatest grovth was m the ten jeais from 1860 to 1870 when the population increased fiom 8408 to 13 000 From 1880 to there wao an increase of nearlv 3000 bringing the total up to 18471 Since then the growth has been verj slow Lima Loraln and Newark have grown much more rapidly On Sept 7 last theie was publish ed an unofficial estimate which gave Sanduskv a population of 20 857 This seemed too low but the offichl fig SANDUSKYS CENSUS 1860 1870 1830 1S90 1900 1910 Ga n last ten years 8.408 32S tal of 38327 Erie county was in 23 list showing a to or a growth of 677 is gnen as so hires indicate that it was too high The that every mother and father knows1 population foi exactlj the value of the piize toi j nounced which they aie laboring There is no deception As the baoe is the puiest of all humanity so 15 gold the purest of all metals The Voting Coupon There were manj niqui tes Satur day conceining the coupon which has been appear ng m the Stai Journal since the t of the con test The coupon coad for which appeared last in n ten jears This shows that the coun b outside of the citv gained but a bout 350 in the ten years "While disappointed m the figures business men and otheis. in the Greater Sanduskv movement ar gued Saturdaj that this simplj af forded more and stoneer arsument in support of the work of the Business Mens association believe there Thursdaj s paper w'lil count for its'llas Decn a substantial mcieise of full value up until 9 r.clock tonight (Population since the count was nken The coupon now m thL paper will be last Aprl1 that nlthm anotl e good until 9 o clock next Saturdaj night Everybodj jear there will be i larger growth than has been expernnced m th" last twentv vears Thev are looking to the future with PROBE SCIOTO COUNTY NEXT protm PORTSMOITH Jan into rondit'ns sunuu dm1" th tion fal in Snoto be st u ted b) ti md jt v 11 i p'r i to Judge B air and Countj Prosecu tc -i It is chirgpd that Scioto rivals Ad tins count in th nun 1 PI t! Iprs V count: lhat in c un U all b it thrrp negri i s L u c been disfranchised BOOSTS NEEDED All Must Help if City is to Grow. MORE SUITS STARTED Bus ness Men's Assoc ition Cwtirat Campaign to Compel all Lot Saburr- b TS to Settle. Thef census report verj clearly that; r I mier of Illlmii and made a strong A canvass show that Lo I Srhlraminser 100 to 200 Ham ZeiglerlOOO to Wil OLDEST RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES, AGED 1O1 io and Da ch Men a turn i I i ou old scout'' 1 or for ne'v spaper co res) ondcnts Mbited hi n o'congress Th after noon at 2 and will te conduct Prussia and hid resided here led bj the Rev Theodoie 1 C Ste for more tfean fortv voar. Her hus horn band 21 veara aco Before she i land. Interment will male in Oak CENSUS CAME AT WORST TIME; FUTURE BRIGHT A'li'p from the probabnuv that n mcrous citizens were mi in the is count it is an appir nt fact that enumeration was at an urfortinate time for Sinduok) Coming m April the count did not of course include hundnedo who am here fjr the summer likewise it ram? befo e anv thirg hal (level oped in the Greater Sandu kv moven put now bung felt 1-or m- stmre since the census count was the Fnterprise Ghss Co is em- plovins about 12o men more than it did the Hmde Brick Tiie Co is empiojing 100 or more The Farrell froundrv Co is employing 40 the iuto Parts Motor Truck Co W Here alone are men the most of whom have come here since last April man} of them with And tins is just besmning ithin a c uple of weeks the Auto Parts Motor Truck Co will begin increasing force until it emplovs from JOO to 2oD men. The Farrel! Cheek Foundry Co will Increase its force p-obablj to 100 the Hancock Maiufac'nrlng Co win begin opera- Uono emplovins 125 men the Bay Foundrv Co will Increase Itt to torct And there are others T IP strat has just been made of Busmes We hive been discusMne anil o it of the citv I means for securing a full ro int HIU-.PI decluert of the census bu- hit Mi 01 I ehr ieai WT, ind we favor such i citv cen us said Mr Hausw. There is no question that a mistaka I has been made and that we have dooe an mi I'-hce tvervthmg i growth in the last ten vears How believe tint our real growth has jt st commenced and we shall m ike great gains m the neut vear of two rmtter of havin? thp police takp i vvis dicussed informai- Iv at the mcptiig of the board of con- trol Satmdtv tnornmg and it is to sav tint If the Husiness I nt- sociation and generally 0n their approval to such a project It be undertaken I am sure Is sonwthlug in the annottocAdt count, Lehrer wUnbor of new ings alone jMMbr. good don t know tllnSMIOlf do anv good but It satisfaction The >lan u promptly dhide tbe city Into a honse to boose Kvurv jafttfA I be taken to vor the clty'i [from 2C.OW to JJ.4H, SP4PFR1 ;