Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
Guaranteed Circulation 5226 LAST EDITIC THE SANDUSKY STAR -JOURNAL. FORTY-FOUR YEAH SANDUSKY OHIO MONDAY. JA1TTJABY 23 1911 NTJMBEK PROBE'S BEYOND RECALL ton Speaker Cannon Can't Halt Grand Jury IS HEAVY Machine Leaders 'Seek to Prevent Ex- pose of Vote Selling But Many Are Ready U Confess Their Part in the Wrong Doing. PROBE BUYING OP VOTES AT DANVILLE 0ANVILLE, III., Jan. grand jury's probe of vote buying -In Vermilion county, has now reached the point where many politicians and office holders are ready to confess and it seems cer- tain that several thousand men will be involved. Efforts of friends of Speaker Cannon, of the national house to halt the probe, have failed. The "wet" element also exerted its influence in the came direction. Perhaps the heaviest pressure was rought to bear on Ji.dge E. R. E. [imbrough, who live? in a mansion n Danville's principal street. The idge is more than a millionaire. He i In politics for the fun he gets out is a judge not because he eeds the salary but because it gives lay to his keen legal mind. They ly in Danville that re aspires sortie ay tq_ he democratic governor of started the corrupt vote indslide because theie were strenu- ns cries for such an investigation the federal clique and an ele- ent of semi-reform in county poli- No one thought ue would do it, ast of all the would-be reformers "You staited this awful his lends said to him, "and you can op It. Please do." "I can stop returned the 'dge, smiling. "The investigation is the hands of the giand juiy." "Where is it all to end'" was 16 a2.1 last Ouestion a" aaville. The answer seems to he Cannon's home. Half a lat if the grand jury is in earnest ers were called in to tell ere will he the largest bunch of in- I fall ctments in the of Illinois id a.n army of disfranchised voteis. he Cannon machine romises to be rned topsy turvy, despite the ef- rts of Banker Lese'iie, the sneak- 's son-in-law, Postmaster Jewell and her leaders of the federal clique Mayor Louis Platt, a de'nociat who is swept into office by a powerful achine built up at great expense, es that machine to'tering with the] ospect that the gia-ni jurv will in- stigate the municipal election. Platt another rich man in Vermiilion unty politics. All this means that confessions will exceedingly unpop.ilai. The word is already been passed among the ite sellers not to be stampeded by a w indictments. Th.'y are advised fight even if they are indicted. Free gal defense will be fu -oished by one terest 01 another ami even the fines those who fizht aiM lose will be id for the votes. U least that is e promise in advance. To counter- t this fight spirit Ju.lge Kimbiouah. is believed, will follow the Adams unty, Ohio, policy Of offering light- _punishment to T the .the expense of a al. SOON GO TO JURY State Rests in Schenk Poi- soning; Case. SCORED BIG VICTORY Testimony as To "Conspiracy" Against Mrs. Schenk Ruled Out by Judge But She Says She'd bs Acqa'tteu, WHEELING, W. Va Jan. prosecution in the Schenk case un- expectedly rested this morning at Instiuctions w.jie read to the jur.v and arguments jtgun this aft- ernoon. Rev. George Way, Wheeling spir- itualist pastor and prominent figure 'n the Schenk case, who is alleged to have predicted the death of Schenk t Mrs. Schenk, is being Bought by Dep- uty Sheriff Welsh who has a warrant for his anest on a charge ot fortune idling without a license The au- thorities sav Way has fled the state. Prosecutor Handlan wound up his case abruptly after scoiing an im- poitant victory in elimination of the defense's evidence of conspiracy against the prisoner. "I didn't need further said Handlan. "I have knocked the last leg from under the defense. They haven't a thing to stand on now." The evidence stricken out by the lint irui that Tana who had testified that she hud heard Albert Schenk's vow "to get Laura" and the testimony of Dr. Wm. Mor- rison, who said that Dr. Myers, state witness, was connected with Dr. P. M. Haskins, brother-in-law ol Albert Schenk. Mrs. Schenk is planning an acquit- tal and expresses the greatest eon- ANDERSON FIGHTS FOR PENSION CHAIRMANSHIP seas (TAMED FOE SENATE IN WEST VIRGINIA PERRY CENTENNIAL BILL WASHINGTON, Jan. sions affairs, seldjai atttnding the meetings. It is saui to be the plan of the ci'niocrats to pay no attention to the lank of democratic STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, MUXSEY BUILDING. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. scrap has devnloped between Kepre- ientatives Ansberry and Anderson over the invalid pensions chairman- ship. Both are candidates for the job. Ansberry having the precedence in point of service. There are four other democrats who have precedent over Ansberry and Anderson, Lindsay of Weisse of Wisconsin, nixon of Indiana and Kinkaid of New Jcrsev Of these Dixon is eliminated becaucf of the fact that he is a member of the wavs and means committee and Weisse will n, paid much attention to invalid pen- PROGRESSIVES FORM LEAGUE New Move Means Split in Republican Party jcrats to pull for him in his right for 'the chairmanship, while Ansberry, while receptive, has mart? no efforts to land till1 job He desires the chair- manship, however. If the squabble 1-etvveen Ander.-on ami Ansberry as- sumes ser.ous proportions, as is like- 1 ly in view of the fact that hot words I passed between the two men in the i democratic cloak roam the other day. j it is most probable thai Kinkaid will land the chairmanship, especially in j view of the fact that New Jersey is, representi-d on the vvavs and means I committee which will make the ap- pointments and Ohio k not. i A has occurred In the Ohio j delegation over the question of a can- didate for nergeant-at-arms of the house. Two Ohionps are out for the and Bob Gordon, 'SSinan. Finley has t the support of and other mom- bprs of the Obio delegation while Gor-1 don is backed bv Goeke, congress- man-elect from the fourth district and influential men in the Buckeye state. John O'Dwyer and Earlo nium of To- ledo are boosting Finley. So far Goeke n the on'v congress- man who has definitely pledged mm- self to Gordon, but others are inclin- ing his way. Both factions of the there will he WASHINGTON. Jan. is -ft (Continued on Page Five THE WEATHER conceded on all sides to be a split in i perature. Forecast- Fair tonight and Tuesday with slowly rising tern- State's Attorney John H. Levvman, idKe Kimbroiinh and Isaac Wood- yard, grand jury foreman, are tak. ing the lead in Investigating vote 111, Speaker dozen bank- of the down- of former County Treasurer Hardv H. Whitlock through extrava" gant vote buying. E. X. Leseure, son- in-law and political manager for Speaker Cannon, was called upon to tell of Whitlock's ebzezzle- Canncn was on Whitlock's Many officeholders and noliti h'dence that the juiy will return a j the republican party as well as an ef-j Temperature at 7 a. m., 21 dc- fort to secure complete control of the STei3s- le i h Temperature one year ago 27 de- been that of a victim of a terrible in-'fore the next presidential election oc- justice Everything has been against I tMiav when the organization of me. Yet with all the power and au-ittte National Progressive Republican of the state, and with was announced Included in ment. bond. ciar.s will be asked about buying. SHOT AT CLUB BULLETIN NEW YORK, Jan. David Graham Phillips, the author, was shot and seriously wounded this power of money spent to ruin me not ilts chartt'r membership are nine Unit- one iota of evidence has been pro-jcl1 states senators, thirteen members duced against me. I of the house, six governors and scores "The prosecution declared at the Iof Private citizens, all of whom have start that it would prove that I been ldentlflea with the recent move- poisoned my husband. Can any fair- ment for progressive popular govern- minded person say that this has In tne aenate new league If Mrs. Schenk is acquitted, as her counsel predict, it is she will make an effort to her husband. It lias been more than onca intimated that Schenk would take his wife back is backed by LaFolIette, Cummins, Beveridge forces, and in the house by the Norris-Murdock insurgent element, In its platform the league announces it will work for the direct election of senators; direct orimaries for all elec- tiw officials; direct election of dele- The democratic legislators iu West Virginia have picked Clarence E. Sun rises Tuesday at a. m i Watson tor the short term and Wll- sets at p. m. (standard liam E. Chilton for the long term in the United States senate. Governor for 24 Glasscock, owing to the fight on be- tween democrats and republicans iu the general assembly, may refuse the caucus nominees commissions in case the legislature ratifies the choice. Maximum wind velocity hours ending at noon today 12 miles west at eleven o'clock Mon- day morning. LOW TAX ASSURED COUNTRY City, However, Not WUhln Ten Mill Limit STATE BOARD FIGURES Comparison Shows That Despite Big Increase of Farm Values, The Towi- ships Will Han Much Lower Than City. That the rate of taxation for 1911 on real and personal property will be considerably lower in the country than in the city, dctpita the material increases made in country land values by the county board of equalization, is shown by a tabulation received by the coun- ty commissioners from the tax commission. In fact, a ten mill limit as proposed would not yield sufficient revenue in the city under present valuations. According to the computations of the state experts, the 1911 rate for Sandusky city, with the personal property figures still to be revised by the city board of review would be into his handsome home in the event of her being set free, as the husband gatfs with has been less than lukewarm in the! lectt and vlf fiosecut'on dent, for the referendum and recall: j a corrupt practices act, as vvell as foi ELFVFW i ivcc i iu la 8cnoral reform of all laws governing ELEVEN LIVES LOST IN railroads and public ENGLISH RAILWAY CRASH ntilities. LONDON, Jan. persons state will at once be formed killed and several badly injured the country. No OhK- raiinail wreck near Hopkinstown congressman was identified with this Wales, when an ore train and nas- mavement but James R. Garfield, o. sender collided head on early today however, was one of the first _________________ signers. _ n U now apparent that the waning BELLEFONTAiINH, 0., Jan. factions will be able to prevent action 'TWO FOR ONE' IS OFFER THIS WEEK Double Count for all New Subscriptions Turned in by Next Saturday in the Star-Journal's Baby tor Real Hustling afternoon at the Princeton club by ov ,bftween two rich farmers of this i hj the present congress on the presl- owners of rival gas wells, re- dent's measures, the tariff commission I suited In the shooting ol' Fned Wolfe! bill, fortification of the Panama canal, by Ode Hoover, near Jackson Center, conservation and ship subsidy. WINNERS OF GOLD SPECIAL PRIZES a man who afterward committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. No particulars are known, nor is any reason known for the shooting. Tmtman OTTT HEB FINDLAY, Jan. from a cemetery, wtore he had been over- Time s Uo Todsy. lpeing the digging ol a grave for his WEST UNION, Jan. vote sen's wife, Nicholas Arras, 50, of Hers in Adams county are Jenera, a vvell known farmer, ate a idge Blair today to see if he will: hearty supper and then complained of ake good his threat which was made I feeling ill and soon expired, week ago and in which he said that I persons who received money at tue JBY PATRON OF SCHOOL st election and had not reported by onday. January 23, uould be arresi- bj the -heriir. There aro srid to several hundred indicted nho have it yet confessed. BBLLKVUB. Jan. having been closed for a week because of a number of cases of scarlet fever the public schoMs opened again Monday morning. No arl liiinna! cases havo I-v eloped since the schools were closed. lARMOffS FRIENDS TO FIGHT 'LEAN; DEAN BILL CLASH COLUMBUS, 0, Jan ;nts in the apparent bitter fight ot 1m R. McLean upon Governor Har- jn and efforts of the temperance to block the Dean bill, sdiedni- for passage in the senate Wedncs y, diuded attention here today. The ;iElators will ene at o p. m. Washington advices indicate that ends of the are jirepar- T to wage war with McLean, even the extent of attacking him sshington where ne has extensive blic utilities interests. McLean, tt is w apparent, is doing his best to r up trouble for the so to block his presidential aspirations ming. as it does, immediately afterj senatorial contest, the anir.uis i." parent It now develops that vVil ti-Saloon league will take full advan- tage of its opnortunitv Thousands of circular letters have gone to every corner of the 'state Thcv urge, in capitals, that even friend be on hand, in the senate chamber nrompth at 7 o'clock, though the entertainment will net begin before The "wets" charge that this is evidence of a plot to pack the hall. The letfer assures a wod show, if nothing move V, aync R. Wheeler, Ami Sa- loon league superintendent, in a state- ment said: "The hearing on the bill to amend the countv option law will be a spirited one if the liquor interests have as many as the tem- peiance people sav are coming. Muskingum. Clark, Jefferson. Knox, Delaware and manv other m Randolph Hearst hud interceded j couniies will representatives behalf of McLean but was told by! present, who will ?neik_ p.giinst the v. Harmon that McLean's election I Dean bill It is it "will be k uld be impossible Now McLean I word battle without gloves" t only smarts over this but t.ie elec-1 The counties named are those in n of Atiee Pomorene was espeei-j which cities, although returning a y galling to him. His methods of i "wet" majority, have been ack are angering Harmon's friends.) by the country vote. Wheeler, who Phe fight on the Dean bill took] will ho master of ceremonies for his m In a big Anti-Saloon league rally i side, has not announced his line-up o nday and the legislator" will now be1 talkers uged with petitions and While battling before the legislature night the senate temperance com- both sides are bringing terrific pres- Itce will conduct its one public sure on C.ov. Harmon. The "drvs' are iring. When the controll-, demanding his aid, or a promise 'o the senate, practically announced! veto the hill if it reaches his desk. it there would be no oratorical dis- thov opened the doors for one. The "wets" are ins'sting that he con- tinue his policy of noninterference and lally divided, two-hour session N'on-j allow the hill, once enacted, to become 1 are raging and declaring i a law without signature, as the Hmlt an unprecedented resort to tlement of a strictly legislative strong arm. The An- tion. V-rn Brown at right am; Ford. girl fricno, at left Fern Brown, a girl of nineteen, haa been forced to give up her school in Harrison township. Carroll county, Ohio, because it became known that she visited a maternity hospital last t. Noel, a farmer and patron of the school, exposed the girl teacher because he said she was not fair to- ward his two children. The young teacher sajs she was secretly married In West Virginia two years ago, and that tht marriage s.as illegal because she and her husband were under axe at DISTRICT NO. 1 Eugene Loeffler. Myrtle Bing. Chester J. Thompson. Forest Harris, Flo ---------DISTRICT Robert Spencer, (Huron R. D.) Berneda Lucal, (R. D. No. 2.) Christopher, (Milan.) Vietta Mowrey, (Kimball.) Chester Roesch, (Venice.) Saturday next will be Double Vote Day in the grand baby contest now baing conducted b> The Star-Journal fw the dear little darlings of Erie ciHinty and vicinity. Votes on all new subscribers re- ported that day will be calculated at the rate of Two for One, and this will apply only to new subscriptions. Here IB the most remarkable offer ever made in a similar contest, an of fer that cannot fail to appeal to as providing the best kind of an op- portunitv for you to win for your lit- tle favorite. For everv dollar turned in on new subscriptions on this forthcom- fer. If you have wanted to help some baby in this race now is the time to do it Come to the contest office and subscribe for the Star-Journal if you are not already a subscriber, and tht votes will be credited to whateve: baby you may name. If you are subscriber, why, then, come to this office anyway and renew your sub- scription and let some little darling have the benefit of the accompany- ing votes. Bestir Yourselves. If you are an active worker for some baby, bestir yourself immediate- ly. Do you remember that in your rounds last week vou nef several per- sons who said they wanted to help you hut that it was not convenient (Continued from Pnge 1 BOY SKATING IS DROWNED Special to the Star-Journal: PORT CLINTON, Jan. Everson the 14-year-old son of Mr. 11.3 mills to yield the same revenue as was received in 1909. This exceeds the rate in any of the townships, and is greater than that In any of country villages, except Huron anil Milan. In all of the townships the rate would be much less than ten mills. The fact that the Sandtisky City rate of taxation will undoubtedly greater than that paid by the country, will be used as an argument in favor of the justice of raising the real estate valuations in the county. The table sent here bv by the state ax commission is based on figures sent that body by John Deist, county auditor, about two weeks ago. Tne state body desired the statistics la order that it might estimate the com- parative rates of taxation in the city and country districts. The total valuation of the real es- tate and personal property In the town- ships is estimated at and in Sandusky city at The actual personal property valu- ation will probably be greatly raised by the city boaid of review. The erage rate of taxation according to the figures available at present is 9.3 mills. The state's figures showed that the Sandusky valuation is short of the amount necessary to make possible a ten mill limit. This sum must be secured, tither by furth- er increasing the real values or by listing much personal property that is now hidden. This letter otters the best solution as it is certain there (Continued on Page Six.) IS SAVED BYJflPID Carrie Didelins, a Bride, Escapes Prison Cell SENTENCE Pleading Guilty to Charge Stilling Pocket Book in Stori, Wai Ordered Committed One Yeir, Then Released Oiher Cases. Mrs. Ernest J. Paul, formerly Miss Carrie Oiedeiiub. who was among nine other indicted persons arraigned before and Mrs. Moonic Everson was drowned Charles S Reed, common picas judge, Ing Saturday we will give you just i yesterday afternoon, while skating on Monday morning, pleaded guilty to the twice the number of votes tisuallv''he lake near his home at Catawba j charge of shoplifting, and was gwn granted and you will, therefore, The hoy was skating alone j a suspended sentence of one year in able to work twice the advantage asiand plunged into an opening in the i the state peniteutiary. In suspending under ordinary circumstances. If The accident was witnessed by the seutpnce. the court said that the favorite is now behind, here is the! his two small blethers, axed four and defendant had married since the corn- chance to put him at the top of theisiv. who were sUmilini: on shore. mUuion of the alleged offense, and list. If he already at the top. this! The body was ixcovrml a half hour I for this reason. leniency was offer furnishes joii with the oppor- after the His parents were visiting in able He also laid stress on the fact that this w-as her first offense. The now Mrs. Paul was charged wita thti mammoth and magnanimous brought by the Sado Ms'ru MAY CLOSEVILLAGEPLANT TO REDUCE LIGHTING BILLS tunity to further clinch his hold on first place The parents, friends andj VICTORIA, B. C. Jan. forty a pocket bojk containing about acquaintances of the babies entered thousand ton battleship is to be laid from Mrs. Hill ot Uanbury. in the n this great race for fame and fortune! down shortlv at Yokohama by the Knox stare, dbout three months ago. 'honld immediatelv take ndvantnse of' Japanese navy according to advices! Before anil dffr her case was con- I sidered bv the gi.md jurv. she was out on bond. Because of the unusual na- ture of the charge, there was a great deal of m its ouUome. Shi" vvas married, to Ernest .1. Paul. of Cleveland, in that city about a month aso and they arc now living there. Under the suspended sentence, she will be free during good behavior. Pleas of not guiltv on the charges were made by the following: Robert Lavton, non-support: Peter 0'D.ini.cll, burglary and larcenv: Henry Zumm, non-support: Joseph Englert, robbery; Toni Wiener, robbery: Arch and Ear! Truevelly. rcbberv. Pleas of guilty were Robert Gray, charged i and John Wlndlsc accused picking. Imposition of Uwfr probably be _, a few Alffn, Indicted by frttut J for heating the Erie Hotri OBJ board hill. atratcd by Herman Reuter In (hit eJty Srarit; tfreDOn. ot thw ttctitwat kt toMMk Special to The Star-Journal: MILAN, 0. Jan. 23 While some time may :.et elapse before bids are as required law. it now very much as if the village of will accept the proposition of the Hoover-Prout Co.. o Avery, for electric current, and rlose down the municipal plant. Most-people seem U> favor the plan, expecting to save money thereby. The present rate for current here is sliding scale from ten to aix cents per k. w. hour The Hoover- company offers to furnish it at four aud cents per k. w. hour. The village re- centl> issued SI.9CO of bonds to im- prove the municipal plant and these must be paid. It is figured, howev- er, thai the margin of pront between ten cents and 4 1-2 c; nts will take care of expenses and also provide a sinking fund to retire the bonds. Ulti- mately, tt is Relieved, a considerably lower commercial rate can be made than is now possible with the munici- pal plant. The rate offered by the HooveT- Prout company is considered excep- tionally low. It has recently install- ed new machinery" at IU r' tettces Judge NEWSPAPER! EWSFAPEJR!