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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio Guaranteed Circulation 5229 LAST EDITfc THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOUR YEAR SANDUSKY OHIO SATURDAY. JA17UABY 211911 ALLEGE DEFECT IN_BILL Thoie Merger Measure to Permit "Watering" THIS MEANS A FIGHT fesalt May Provisloi ii Utilities Bill Keitriotiig Stiek huts of All Public StfTlce Corporations. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Dispatch Building. COLUMBUS, O., Jan. bill to authorize the merger of telephone companies wtiich is to be introduced in the house and senate simultaneously next week, will not contain a provision to prevent the watering of telephone stock, and for this reason it will be hard fought. The telephone people say it would be unfair to make a provision to pre- vent watering of their stock while permitting it in every other kind ol public service corporation. The leg islature is likely to take them at their word and enact a utilities bill will put all public service corpora tions. telephones included, under such a provision. The Morgan Plans. ST. Mo., Jan. York financiers identified the plan to merge independent telephone companies, under the auspices of J I' Morgan Co., admitted that the negotiations are progressing. The ob ject is to form a trunk line to compete with the American Telephone Tele graph Co., and to stretch from the At- lantic seacoast to Denver, St. Louis telephone interests were represented at the conferences in New York city this week and last and foui of the leading financial houses of St Louis were participating in the trans- action. The St. Louis interests, which are factors in companies at St. Louis and in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Kan- sas, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsyl- vania, will be represented at the con- ference with Henry p. Davison, Mor- gan's partner in New York city next Wednesday. Although the well-founded report cannot be confirmed, it is said that Morgan will establish an alliance be- tween the new long distance trunk line and the Postal Telegraph Co. This is believed in fact to be a logical result, of the deal, and it will strengthen the position of the Postal in regard to the Wesern Union which is dominated by the American Tele- phone and Telegraph, the corporation in supremacy over the Bell system The factors leading up to the pres- ent enterprise of J. r. Morgan and Co., bear a relation to the affairs of the recently projected Continental Telephone and Telegrah Co the pur- chase of the chief long distance lines of Ohio and Indiana by J P Morgan Co., the litigation instituted n Ohio against the Hell svstem bv the independent operators and the inves- tigations conducted by the attorney general of Missouri, Indiana and Ohio to prevent the monopolization of the telephone and telegraph facilities. BUYS BULL GUARD CHINESE STORE NEW YORK, Jan. 21.-Eight Amer- ican bull dogs gathered by Officer Donohue of the police force were to- day shipped to Hong Kong. China where they have been purchased by merchants to guard iheir wares a- igainst burglars. The bull dogs were the best I hat could be secured in the country. PUTS AWAY TRUST" AX TO SEEK JOB. W. S. Kenyon is assistant to the United States attorney gen.'ial. and is known as the "trust buster" of the ad- ministration. He has gone to Iowa to push his candidacy for the United States senate in opposition to that of Late ASSISTANT PRESIDENT TO RETIRE CORONER BAFFLED Unable to Explain Morton's Visit to Hotel AFFAIRS OF CONGRESS NOT ONLY THINGS THAT HOLD BLIND SENATOR'S ATTENTION LEFT SMALL FORTUNE Last Interview of Dead Han, Now Pub- lished, Was an Argument far Proper- ty as Well Personal Rights. NTJMBEB 9ft STATE TO COMBAT CONSPIRACY CLAIM THE WEATHER Witnesses Summoned and colder tonight with a cold wave, By Prosecution. Sunda> local snows and colder Mrs. T. P. Gore, wife of the blind senator from Oklahoma, is as proud as only a mother can be, of her six weeks' old baby. The child is a bos and maybe he'll be a senator, too, some day. Clash WUb-ffltchcock Said Today to be Reason For Action WASHINGTON, Jan. Chas. D. Norton, secretary to the president, is to retire soon, is now accepted as a fact. One reason given today Is that he and Postmaster General Hitchcock havp been in continuous conflict. The retirement of Norton was disclosed in connection with the proposal to in- crease the salary of the position from a jear to a year. It was stated in the sub-commit- tee of the senate committee oa nuance that while Mr. Norton strongly urged the increase in connection with thq reorganization of the executive staff at the white house, he had ed'that lie himself be" the beneficiary of the increase. It is reported that Martin Egan the editor of th- Manila Times, who is' now in this city, is to succeed Mr. ton. llr. Egan was in the Philippines when the president was governor of the islands. Gus J. Karger, Ohio newspaperman and Washington correspondent of long experience, may succeed Norton it was reported today. Karger has long been in favor at the White House and is a representative of Charles P. Taft's Cincinnati newspaper. OPPOSEfNEW CONSTITUTION ALBUQUERQUE. N. M., Jan. 21 New Mexico Is today voting on the proposed constitution and the result of the ballot will determine whathat- the territory srjll be admitted as u state this year or remain as it is un- til 1912. There has been considerable opposition to the adoption of the con- stitution because it contains very few progressive ideas. The fight aeamst it has been based on the omission of the initiative, the recall and the pop- ular election of senators. Congress will piohably approve the constitution if it icccives a decisive majority of the votes today. INCREASE OF MEMBERSHIP UNLIKELY; OHIO WILL LOSE CONTEST MANAGER PUTS IN BUSY DAY NEW YORK, Jan. those being prominently mentioned to suc- (eed the late Paul Mc-icn a-' president of the Equitable Life Assurance socie- ty, are Chas. D. No: ton, r. -suieiu Taft's sccrftaiy. and George Per- kins, who recently Mor- gan Co. The mystery as to Morton's object in going to the Hotel Seymour, wheie he was stricken, is still unsolved. The coroner is baffled. Attorney P. L Kier- nan was not the party, it is certain, and the coroner now says it was unfair to biing in his name. It was learned that Mr. Morton left a fortune amounting to only Of this sum was in life in- j surance policies. Mr. Morton carried worth of policies with thrfl Equitabl? society. The rest of the was distributed with several other companies. The executive committee of the di- rectors of the Equitable passed resolu- tions of condolence to the family of _ Mr. Morton and of commenrtatinn fnr Many Aoiioiis tor bold Frizes to be Awarded Ten Ba- nis work with the society. His Last Interview. His last interview on public ques- tions was given bv the late Paul Mor- ton to the United Press shortly before his sudden death. Jt was in answer to a statement made to the United Press by Governor Hiram Johnson, of California, to the effect that individ- ual rights were to be given preced- ence over corporate rights in that state. Mr. Morton was asked whether it was possible for both individual and corporate rights to be properly protected without injury to each other. His statement follows Copyright 1911, By the United Press Associations: By the Late Paul Morton: I would be sorry to think that there was not some fair platform on which Temperature at 7 a. m. 37 de- i grees. Temperature one year ago 24 j decrees. Sun rises Stmdas at r, 51 a. m. j and sets at p m. rises Moil- day at 6 49 a. m. and sets at p. m (standard time.l Maximum .wind selociiv for 2J hours eml'iia at noon toda; ir> miles northsvest at 10 o'clock Sat- urday morning DEFENSE ABOUT EN0BB "Gigantic Plot" To be Rid of Mrs. Schenk the Chief Point Madt-Ni In- timation of Insanity. bies Tonight and Polls Close Promptly at 9 More Weeks of Contest individual rights and property rights might stand with equality. There Is not any question but every patriotic citizen considers the rights of mea paramount to the rights of property, but that does not justify the public in ignoring the latter. My observation has been that where a railroad, or any other corporation, or any Individ ual, secures a franchise, or anything else in the way of a special privilege and which was unfair to the public, or succeeded in any way in having laws sonstrued that unreasonably favored said property or Individual, "sooner or later these special privileges were tak- en awas-, and that in taking them a- way the corporation or individual who had enjoyed them generally paid ve-v good interest for their use. I have alsrays believed that the rail- roads snould not engage in politics. I think it most important that they should keep out of politics and I think It is just as fair that the politicians (Continued on Page Five "LIVE WIRES" ONLY With but four weeks remaining for the Star-Journal's baby contest for in gold, the list of contest- ants is being cut down and only the "live the real hustlers, will remain. Those failing to show life and interest will be dropped. Who will win tbe ten special sold prizes tonight? That is the question which many are debating in their at this t'nic -There has been much activity slrwn this week and manv realize tV importance attached ti vinnins cic of these fine prizes. It will place the baby's name before your friends and will invite their as- sistance in winning the grand prize on Feb. 18th. It Is truly important and many have been skirmishing for the honors which will close at 9 o'- clock tonight. The Star-Journal is adjusting all the circulation difficulties as rapidly as possible. Any who have been missed will be carefully looked after and the difficulty remedied promptly on re- ceipt of complaint by the office. A great deal of book-keeping" is neces- sary in compiling and entering new subscriptions and quite frequently two or three days elapse before the pap- ers are properly delivered. All contestants have until nine o'- clock tonight in which to make their i report in order to take advantage of] the special offer Anv lifters con taining subscriptions which are mailed on Saturdav, will be counted on the special gold offer though they do not reach the contest manager un- til Monday- morning. the winners of the special gold prizes will not be finally noted until Monday morning. The names of the fortunate ones will be printed m large type in Monday evening's edition. Get on the band wagon. Be a winner. Make your opponent sit up and take note that you are really alive. Only four more remain in which to make your baby a winner And in those four weeks you can make yourself one of the big factors in tbis (Continued on Page 2) INCREASE BUSINESS Sandnsky Concerns Snow Great Prosperity BULLETIN WHEELING, W. Va., Jan. This afternoon Prosecutor Handlan announced that he had subpoenaed sixty new witnesses to rebut tntiC mony offered of a conspiracy au gainst Mrs. Schenk by the family of her hLsband. MORE ROOM IS NEEDED Brown Clutch Co. to Erect New Office Building in Order to Relieve Conges- tion in Factory-Growing Demand for Product. Plans are under was for a new of- fice building for the Brown Clutch Co., which, it is expected, will soon Va.. Jan defense in the Schenk poisoning case. tonay announced that it would all evidence in tonight. It has introduced the following evidence: The Schenk. before his European trip, was suffering from i similar to those he exhibited on hia j return and which the state says re- sulted from lead and arsenical poison- It has raised the question of credibilitj of Dr. J. W Myers, telified he sold poised to 3RS. Schenk. It has offered in one witness' testl- monv proof of Albert Schenk's allcitj hostility toward the defendant. It has passed up its evidence, hwr- eier. supporting the herditary Insaa- Ity plea and It has failed to adhew to Its program to pat Mrs. Schenk on the stand. Mrs. Hedges, who was the first im- portant witness today and wbo brought out the first testimony as to _, be erected. This is necessary in older I alleged "gisantic plot END OF CAREER H. J. Lehman, Well-known Business Man, Dead. SUMMONS DNEXPECTED -Joha-ts-Ho Mollycoddle STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON. D. C.. Jan. Representative Crumpacker, chair- of tbe census committee, has served notice in plain and unvar- nished language on the house bosses that apportionment legislation shall not he smothered at this session of I congress. Learning that the house! Dwlght protested that the canvass is at the instance of the "old has been conducting a quiet canvass be passed at this session. to whether, if legislation is decided upon, the membership of the house shall be left at 391 or shall be increased to 433. Crumpacker is confident the caucus would direct that an apportionment bill be passed at this session. As to the size of the house the cau- cus, from all indications, -.sill decide against any increase in the present membership. "The sentiment among the republican members is overwhelrn- inc against any increase" said 1115 toe wnoie maner put over the next session of congress. if tne membership is not increased riot act" Cad I Iose of Dwigh't protested that the carnas is I Kentucky (Hinoi'sl Wisconsin. Nebraska. Virginia. Km- going to vote he was furnished argu- ments why the legislation should be postponed. "It's not said the Indiana member. "It is about time something Is being done and I intend to see that the matter comes to a vote. If it not brought up in any other way 1 in- tend to move, within the next few- days, as a matter of constitutional privilege, that the house proceed to consider It." Crumpacker's lecture considerably frustrated the whip, who said he would consult Speaker Cannon .it once about it. It is probable Cnim- packer's determined attitude will force the calling of a caucus within the next few davs when two proposi- tions will be considered: to whether or not legislation nxinf the house apportionment shall North Carolina If the membership is left as at present, the state lesiplatures in thirteen states, now in session, will be called upon to pass congressional apportionment redistrictinc several states for congressional ftr- The sentiment against enlarging the house membership is becoming very strong and Representative Cnim- racker realizes that the movement seems destined to failure in which e- vent. Ohio will lose a representative. Representative Limlbeigh. of Minne- sota, save notice today that he will not he bound bv a caucus on the Crnmpacker apportionment hill. Most of the Minnesota members are pa to the measure on the ground (hit the house Is large enough and several otner state are almost sol- id In opposition to it. I TAKE EVERV HOUR. AMD Wfc MAY COT IN Wai Thought to be Improving Under Care of Specialist in Was in Business Here Twenty Yeais. A telegram received here early Sat- urday morning announced the death, at Cleveland, of Henry J. Lehman, for years one of the best known business men in Sandusky. Although he had been in failing health for more than a yeai. death was unexpected, as fo3 seemed to be improving the last week Mrs Lehman bad with htm much of the time of late, he beiu to provide more room, not only for the increasing office work, but for the factory proper, which is rnuih over- crowded. Although there has been little or no publicity about it, Tbe Brown by of thft Clutch Co. has been making rapid strides in the last few months and now, with big contracts on hand and more about to be closed, tbe plant Is rushed with work. From 20 to 25 men are now employed and this force is being gradually increased. Within a few- months many more men will be given work, it is believed. Consider- able new machinery U also being In- stalled. President T. T Morgan, who took bold of tbe plant at a time when the future appealed dark, is more than pleased with the developments The clutch ha? been in increasing demand ears ago, when the firm of Lehman tal and of the business-, there would Schetier was oiganized and took over tie some increase in the number of the Bazar on Market street. This prov-1 people emplosed The company has ed a successful busing been highly successful and has ex- Abont a year ago. because of his fall-' rellent prospects. health. Mr. i Tided to re- j CUT OFF Huron Village Loses by Court's Decision OWNERS SAVE TAXES and the Schener Bros, f'n was tben organized ard took oier the husi- Since thi-n Mr. I.nbman hail lived i'i retiierr.cnt. be- inc ('one t-, restore his health but uithort Mr J., stinived In his wife, twi Ruth antt and one yo'inc son. Lehman jr. Vhnc brothers. A .1 and I. J Hhman ]'v in Cleveland the lat- Kr tipins a mo'libor of the firm of I.MI Schmidt architects of publu buildi'ti'- A r. Mrs I. ri Hersbcinif-r. IP Canton. I Mi Lcliman intcicsted ill thf welfare of and gave i b support H a miniiiT of pro-' t-v was a member of Scitnce F and A M GIVES TALK FOB BIG BROTHERHOOD Farm Land Unplatted Cannot be Includ- ed Village Limits, it is About 500 Acres Involved. GROCERS BACK BILL COLl'MPrS O, Jan 21 is ai- C'rtainel tba: t'ic bill imrudiic-d in In Representative Rertsch. the of Franklin counts, providing that all dr.- .irtid's shall be 'void wei-tht. and measure, emanates from i he local organization of retail grc, "is I" 0 SDyder, their secretars, havir.i: di.uvn It Rev. Charles Stelzle was one of the principal at tbo first Men's Nearly five hundred acres of lani were detached from the village el Huron, and attached to Huron town- ship Saturday morning by a decision of Charles S. Reed, common pleas judse, m the case of Solomon Kriss, of Huron, and a dozen others against l the village of Huron. I The si'it aroused great interest In j the village, as twents-one owners at real e.-tate were involved. As a suit, tbe owners land was tacberi trom the sillace. will have much lighter burden of taxation. It was claimed hs the represented Attornev John Rai, that tbe lands were farm lands antt not 11-itted. and therefore, accordliQH to the statutes, belonged in the towft ship. forty acres, lib solsed in tne suit, belonged within the limits, according to decision of the court The case was heard be'ore Judge Reed In the mon during the last tent, of court John F. McCrystal repreMttb ed the stlinse Bv the decision. Kinds of Mtrt C. H. Railev. Henry HahB. E. Wrisrht. William V Halm. C. Ray. John Ray. William Lewla WinUWLjJohn WinMw, Ml Rheinn'inTV'IIIWv Griffin, H Rhodes. Hannnri M Sage, are detached froni limits, and placed within of the townshln. llMiiu'ltJai ai nrsi Men S artot nf tho tnwnihln CAN.H. DOVER, 0., Jan. 21.-An- Brotherhood convention: held of lnhn P BIIM.I .ill wwk- He to assist In buying a pipe organ department of church and labor of' ot v E Jedwr nod i fnr tna at TT-t_v_ _ fnr the Presbyterian church at Uricha- ville. the National Presbj terlaa Brother-' head of Afliwtti. r now ptrtlv wltfcll tr without lEWSPAPERr EWSPAPES ;