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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - July 3, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio '.'V1--' SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL FORTY-FOURTH YEAR .SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY, JULYS, 1911, LAST EDITION DIEGLE GUILTY IS VERDICT NUMBER 227 AT NOON After Receiving Further Instructions As To Dictagraph Evi- dence This Morning, Two jurors Were Won Over Twelve Men Had Been Out 66 Hours Considering What The State Claims Was The Most Difficult Case Of AH. That's Says Diegle, Who Will Appeal, HE'S ALL BUNGED UP COLUMBUS, 0., July having been locked up since Fri-. day evening, when the case was concluded, the jury at noon today return- ed a verdict, finding Rodney J. Diegle, of Sandusky, senate sergeant-at- arms, guilty as charged in indictment, of aiding and abetting Senator Andrews to solicit a bribe of from Burns detectives. The possibility of a verdict had been forecasted when, at 9 o'clock this morning, the jury asked Judge Kinkead for additional instruction on the dictagraph evidence. This, it seems, was the bone of contention in Vie jury. Last night the jury apparently stood 10 to 2 for conviction and it then seemed likely that the two who were holding out could be won over. The developments of the forenoon justified tj'iis belief. "Boys, that's tough." These were the only words uttered. cltement and uncertainty of the long fore 12 o'clock toiray when the jury after being more than sixty, hours, returned' a verdict of guilty. Senator Andrews, who sat nearby chewed rapidly ancl nervously on the butt end.of a cigar and twitched about in his chair as the fate of Diegle was pronounced. Mrs. Diegle, the faith- ful wife of the accused, sat near by and was too overcome by the verdict, to make any comment. The court.-room was crowded in spite of the Intense heat and the jury- men, carrying--their coats and H-'e sweat rolling frcm their faces, were a tired looking lot rtf men. Only the noise of rapidly moving fans could be heard as Judge Kinkoad took his place. Every one seemed glad that the suspense was over regardless of what the verdict should be. The ex- citmenet and uncertainty of the long hours of vigil were showing on the prisoner, court, attorneys and the jury Sister of Dwelle-Jenkins Says Version of Meeting Untrue. WAS A WARD OF COLLINS. INTEREST IN CASE. Met Millionaire Allen In Home of Southern Promoter And Charmed Him, Intense local interest in the M Diegle case was shown in the great number of telephone in- qulrlee coming.rto the Star-Journal since Friday. The number of calls increased Monday and to many to whom the news of the conviction was given it seemed, a surprise. People had apparently expected a disagreement. As soon as the 4 telegraph wires brought a flash of resu-lt Star-Journal bulletins were posted and the news spread rapidly while the regular first edition furnished the announce- ment to people in nearby places. It was sixty-six hours from the time the jury retired until the report was made, a new record in criminal courts of the state. No jury has ever been out so long. The first vote was eight for guilty and four for acquittal Sat- urday it changed to nine to three where it stool until Saturday night it stood 10 to 2. Sunday Hi changed to 11 to 1 and there it stood I 11 men arguing against one until the I ume the report was made. A motion was immediately filed for 6 new trial and this will be heard later on. Five minutes after the verdict nad been read the court room .empty. A new bond had been given j fcy-.piegle and the crowd dnven' outsiae by the intense heat. Attorneys! went one way, the another i while the jurors filed past the clerk] to get their vouchers. Down the back stairway went Diegle ard his wire arm in arm. Neither spoke a word but' they were wiping away the tears and' Were on the verge of collapse. Senator Andrews went out with thei attorneys and refused to comment on! the verdict from any standpoint The1 aew trial will be asked for on the! grounds that Judge Kinkead showed, partiality for the state throughout entire trial and by his keeping the CHICAGO, July more the touching little romance related by the beautiful and mvsterious 'Mrs Helen Field Dwelle Jenkins, the charmer of millionaires, of the man- ner in which she first met Nathan Allen, the Kenosha leather magnate, who has played such a prominent part in her life, Iras "been punctures. In an authorized interview given out in New York, "Mrs. Jenkins" sketched out a pretty word pic- ture- of the first time she saw Mil- lionaire Allen. According to her story it was in the lobby of the Stratford, hotel in Chicago a few years ago. He, according to the beautiful woman's story was struck with her1 appearance, lay in wait for her in the lobby, finally summoned up enough to speak to her and then won her everlasting friendship by gifts of great bunches of crchids. Mrs. Jenkins in her interview averred that she was accompanied at the time by her sister, Mrs. Florence Turnell of Chicago. Mrs. Turnell has entered an em- phatic denial to the part of the story that concerns herself and inti- mates broadly "that Helen must have been romancing a little." Now comes au intimate friend of Nathan Allen, one who knows the millionaire well, who knows all about his acquaint- ance with Mrs. Jenkins, the gifts that he lavished cn her, the trips that he took with her and other things, who says that the woman is not tell- ing the truth in regard to hex first meeting with Allen. "Nathan Allen first met Helen Dwelle, as sne through John R. Collins, the Mem- phis man whose name has also been associated with her. I know Collins well end I know what I am talking about. It was like this: Some years ago Collins was promoting an un- developed southern coal property. It was a good proposition and Collins knew it. He needed money to finance it. Collins had heard of Allen before this. He went to a Memphis bank End for a letter of introduction to the Kenosha man, thinking he urigiH ge, him interested in the coal THE WEATHER and Forecast: Fair tonight Tuesday, not quite so warm. Ttluperature at 7 a. m., 82 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, 73 degrees. Sim rises Tuesday at a. m. and sets at p'. m. (standard Maximum -wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, eight miles at 11 o'clock Monday morning. Sandusky Suffers In Common With Other Northern Cities iTODAY'S MAXIMUM IS ABOVE THE 97 MARK Eleven Airships Fly Over Eng- lish Channel and Complete Big Flight. CONNEAU GETS BIG _PRIZE Vedrine Wins Prize of for Being the First to Fly From Calais to London, LONDON', July English channel across which an aeroplane flew for the first time on July 25 WHOLESALE SHAKE, UP AT CAPITAL EXPECTED (Continued On Page 5.) STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU: Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, July a result of the recommendation of the com- mittee on expenditures in the state department that William H. Michael, former chief clerk of the state de- partment, now consul to Calcutta, and Thomas Morrison, disbursing officer of the department, be dismissed from the government service for irregulari- ties in connection with the Day por- trait case, it is likely that recom- mendations of the dissmisal of offi- cials in _all the departments of the ex- ecutive''serviee will he made by the house committees which are investi- gating the departments. Reports of these other committees drawn ug. con- tainingreconTnleldations of this sort. It is known that the on ex- penditures in the post'-s men t of which Representative Ash- bro-ok of Ohio is chairman, will mand the removal of at least one im- portant sub-chief of the post office de- partment. Two and possibly three officials of the treasury department w.u be the objects of attack of the committee on expenditures in the treasury depart- ment, which has been investigating money matters in that government of- fice. In fact, from present indications, there will be a wholesale shake-up in all the branches of the departmental service, as a result of the unwonted I activities of the house investigating committees. A number of sub-chiefs j and bureau chiefs of the various de- partrnents are trembling in their i boots, as a result of the planned shake-up. It has not yet been fully decided just when the repons 01 the committees will be made, matters as yet being in a j state of embrj-o in that relation. Many of the committees are still holding hearings, digging up the particular skeletons of some of the departments i and waving them out o" the window for light and air. Iny'ij of the next month, however, it h more than like- ly that the demrn'Is for the resigna- 1 tion of the fated officials will be made. Daughter of Dead Woman De- scribes Man Who also At- tacked Her. tpaay witnessed a whole flock of air- j ships flying over it when eleven of the contestants in the four-nations Paris-to-London flight successfully made the flight from Calais to Dover. Vedrine was the first .to get across and was quickly followed by Ditart Ken- nerling, Conneau. Valentine. Garrof Renaux, Trian. Gilbert, Tadutean and Barra. Several of the aviators contin- ued the flight to within six miles of London, a distance of 93 miles from the starting point at Calais. far, of the prize money offered, vedrine has won three thousand dol- lars for being the first to fly from Calais to London, while Conneau has won the big prize of twelve thousand dollars for making the best time be- tween Paris and London. Vedrine also has another prize won for mak- ing the best time -between Dover and Shordham having covered it in fif- teen minutes. Vedrine was the first to cross the .from Cbteis this morning; He was sighted at and arrived at Vidart arrived at Gilbert at Beaumont at Kimmerling at Garros at "and Valentine at The first of the aviators to leave Dover for Shoreham got away at 6 o'clock. Train arrived at Tabateau at ,17, Renaux with a passenger at I Hottest Day And Night Of The Year And Little Relief Is In Sight TODAY'S HEAT FIGURES. Midnight...................82 2 a. 4 a. 6 a. 8 a. -10 a. m. m.. m.. m.. .79 .76 .80 .85 .92 i ATLANTA, Ga., July eighth consecutive victim of Atlanta's negro "Jack the Ripper" was discovered Sunday night at the same hour and in almost in the same manner in which the other seven mulatto women were .killed.. Lena Sharpe. forty, was found dead with her head almost severed. Hor body was horribly mutilated. Shortly after this tragedy the daughter of the dead woman who had gone in search of her was also attacked by a negro i A most unusual number of the Ohio dolc.-at.ion have been absent from V'p.-hington during the last week. Out of the 21 members of the Buckeye delegation, only one has remained in i Washington, the others having hied themselves forth in search of less tor- rid weather than that which has pre- vailed in Washington during the past i fortnight. i The one Ohioan to brave the heat waves of the national capital is Rep- resentative Frank B. Willis of Ada. (Continued on Page Three.) about. The weather bureau forecast is not quite so vrarm." Sunday the record of theryear-Uiiis- far was established when the mercury- went up to 97. During the night the lowest point was 76 and many could find little rest or sleep. Early Mon- day the mercury again started to soar. By i p, m. it was up to or .6 of a degree higher thaa Sunday's ac- tual maximum, S6.7. The record for July, is 100 on the 4th, 1887. Torrid cunditions prevail over muea of the country. There were some