The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - July 27, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
I THE HOME PAPER KY STAR -JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1911, Oombination of Democrats and insurgents Defeated the Stand-Patters. UNDERWOOD MEASURE WAS FIRST DEFEATED Gates Now Opened for Tariff Revision and More Bills Will Follow, WASHINGTON. July The senate today, after first re- jecting both the Underwood and LaFollette wool schedule bills, finally passed the LaFollette bill on reconsideration by a vote of 48 to 32. The LaFollette bill provides for a reduction on raw wool of 35 per cent from the Payne-A'ldrio'i law, and 40 to 60 i on manufactured woo! products. The bill now goes to conference. The passage of the La Follette bill shows that reactionary control over the senate is at last broken. It means that the flood gates are now open or an extensive revision of the tariff. Al- ready the insurgents and the demot- crats are getting together on several other tariff revision bills, notably on s'-teel, -cotton, sugar, lead and the farmers' free list. The fusion major- ity that put the wool bill through is expected to work with faultless pre- cision in sending these other bills up to the president. action today was in accordance with a pre-arranged plan, the demo- crats last night having decided to sup- port the Underwood bill as it came from the house in order to be put on record. When the bills came to a vote the La Follette amendment was de- feated 66 to 14, the democrats voting against it. Then the republicans united to defeat the Underwood bill, the _vcte being 44 to 36. Thus the parties were record. The motion to reconsider the vote then carried, 41 to 39, and as a com- promise the democrats and insurg-en republicans united on the La Follett putting it through? tbe agreement to conclude it vote today on the. wool revision. bil the senate began its session early The two main propositions before i were the Underwood bill, which pro- vided a reduction from 45 to 20 pe cent on wool, and the LaFolletu substitute which provided for reduc tions about twice as great- La Follette made his big speech in favor of his substitute bill He declared the present rate on woo had been recognized as grossly ex ccssive and that the reduction he -pro- posed would' offset to the farmers the losses they will sustain as a resvil of the free trade of agricultural pro- ducts with Canada given by the Can- adian reciprocity bill. He said amendment, would cause a loss o a year in revenue but as- serted. Jhis would be made up by in- creased importations. Senator Pomerene's effort to brins about the prosecution of John D Rockefeller and other high officials of the Standard Oil company and the American Tobacco company has fail- ed and is regarded as moribund. A parliamentary trick protected the trust ofR-c.iais from the Pomerene resolution, which instructed Attorney "GeneraTWickershain to institute pro- YES, THEY RUBBER EVEN IN NEW YORK. LAST EDITION NUMBER 248, SUBMARINE ROW. Aged Millionaire Slain in His Room in New York Hotel. ATTEMPT-TO CHLOROFORM Struggle With Thugs Was Un- availing and Axe Crushed Out Life, NEWPORT, July cies are up in arms today over what they declare was the favor- rtism of Secretary of the Navy Meyer in taking Mrs. Robert Goe- let for a trip in one of Linked States Practically ev- ery other one of the "Four Hun- dred's" society matrons is giving vent to jealousy over the matter. In addition naval officers are se- verely scoring Meyer. They assert ttiat on every trip a submarine crew takes its liVes into its hands and to have women on board dis- tracts attention from the operat- ing of craft. C 3 New York, July H. Jackson, 70. a millionaire broker of Wall street, was today found' beaten to death by burglars in his room at the Iroquis hotel. From evidence found in the room it was apparent that the burglars had attempted to chloroform Jackson but the latter, awakened, had grappled with thorn in spite of his advanced age. His pajamas were torn to HERE'S JOHN W. GATES, ILL IN PARIS. IN PICTURE WITH FAVORITE Pinehot Says Taft in Mes- sage Has Failed to Explain. FAKE gash cut over the eye and- other oa Ta'rious parts All valuables in the rooms had been taken. Look at 'em rubber! It's in New i York, too, where people aren't sup- posed to act like folks at county fairs when the balloon goes up. The picture shows Leo Stevens ris- ing with his bjg gas bag from the _LO vj.m uijj roof or Wanamaker's store. He land- ed at Nyack, N. -T., thirty miles from the city. President Absolves Brother and Others and Raps "Malic- ious" Persons, Excursionists Carried to Death in Collision on Southern Railroad. (Contmued On Page 6.) Leaves of Absence Canceled and Fleet Ordered to Coal. France Hopeful. Lorimer Committee Will Trace Money Said to Have Been Bribe. WA.SHINUTON.-jJuly hank records tracing the which W. T. Holtslaw said was bribe money, were today presented to the senate commit- tee probing the election of Senator Lorimer. Holtslaw confessed that he received the when he was an Illinois senator, to vote for Lorimer. Tiie cross examination of James Keeley, general manager and editor of the Cricago Tribune, was complet- ed. Not since the beginning of tat i investigation has a witness been putj through the gruelling examination I DURHAM, N. C., July a head-on collision just outside of Hamlet this afternoon between a local Seaboard Airline freight train and a special excursion train, runni-ng from this city to seventeen persons were killed and forty injured. The excursion train was run- ning as a second section of the regular express. The engineer ot got hi.s "orders and went .ahead on the single track after the first section of the train had passed without waiting for section No. 2, THE WEATHER. warmer to- de- Fair and slightly- night; Friday fair. Temperature at 7 a. m. 64 grees. Temperature one year ago 6S degrees. iSunrise Friday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (standard time.) for 24 WASHINGTON, July president's defense of his course ii the Controller Bay affair shows hov it is to make a good excuse fo a bad was the comment to pday by Gifford Pinehot on the presi dent's message as surrrrtted late yss terday to the senate. Pinehot "de- clared that the message still failed to exptein why Taft opened the around Controller Bay and thus the Guggenheim, interests the chance to secure a monopoly on the trans portation facilities. By omitting the customary thirty days' notice of the opening of the lands Pinehot declared Taft gave interests the opportun- ity to obtain their end. The president tells of the import- ance of Conrtoller Bay, a land-locked harbor within 25 miles of the Bering coal fields, and tbe failure of the Mor- gan-Guggenheim syndicate to improve Katalla Bay, adjoining, as a terminal for the reason that storms destroyed the breakwater. When the channel in Controller Bay -was discovered, it ment retain the harbor but there were objections that it' was not suitable. The president says in part: In December, 1909, Mr. Richard S. S.yan, representing the Controller fc Navigation Co., applied to I Mr. Pinehot, the then forester, for [an elimination from the Cbugach For- j est Reservation of a tract of land to J enable his company to secure rail- road terminals, hunkers, railroad shops, etc., on the northwest shore of Controller Bay. This application was i referred by the associate forester 10 jthe district forester at Portland, Oreg., and by him to the forester in Frightened Lakesiders Sinking in Bay. SAVERS CALLED OUT John W. Gates, the American finan- who is critically ill in Paris, is aid now to have a good chance for ecovery. for Senator Lorimer. He said he still eight miles south at believed Representative White's day morning. fsssiou HE A VY TAX BOOST FOR LAKE SHORE ELECTRIC July j. uc va.njc ouuiuu aim-wed tor operation and of the Lake_ Shore Electric railway I maintenance F. W. Coon, of the Lake operation and system was increased to more than five times the present figure by the ;tate tax commission in fixing values if street railway and trolley lines, "he present value, was loosted to The Sandusky, ''remont Southern line was raised rom to and the Lo- ain Street Railway Co. from 95 to The commission gave out its first rolley liae figures and the biggest one i ppraised was the Northern Ohio sys- Cleveland, Shore Electric was those pre- sent. The Columbus Gtreet Railway Co. was put down for as compared with f the old valuation. Here are some cuier values es and the application was that early in 1910 Mr. Graves, who had in" the meantime become forester, reported that there was no objection from the standpoint of forestry interests to the elimination of the tract indicated, or. indeed, of acres on the north- shore of Controller Bay. "The matter was considered by the forestry bureau, by the secretary of agriculture, by the secretary or'" the interior, and by the general land of- fice, and the result was a rerommend- ation to me in May, Hno, that aa acres Efforts Now.'Made to Float Craft Which Settled on the Bottom, Ohio from to em, which was increased from to The railway om.panies were given a hearing and rgued for a lower valuation, contenti- ng that 76 per cent of gross receipts fixed: Western Cleveland. Southwestern fc Colum- bus from to Cleveland Eastern, new valuation, Yo'unstown Eastern from to Cleveland, Painesville Ashta- bula from to Cleveland. Painesvilie Eastern from to with a frontage of ISO rods on the northwest shore of Controller Bay. I entertained question about tut matter and Latcd my objections at a cabinet ir.eoting. Thereafter, some time in I had an interview with Mr. Richard S. Ryan, the promoter of the Controller Railway Naviga- tion Co., to whom the secretary of the interior had stated my which led to Ryan's sending a com- munication to the secretary of tin interior under date of July 13, 19io. This letter was. in the secretary's absence, sent by the department "to me at once. 1 considered the whoi case in August, 1910, and directed that the 320 acres, recommended by The big power cruiser Frederick W. owned and operated out of Lakeside by the Geisman Bros., ran on the rocks some distance north-west of the out er range light at the entrance of tbe bay about 4 o'clock Wednesday after- noon and stove a large hole "in the bottom. Some twenty panfc-stricken passengers, all Lakeside people, about half of whom were ladies, were com- pelled to take to the life-boat when it was seen that the launch might found- er before she could be beached. The frightened occupants of the life-boat were soon picked np by a passing boat and taken to the Marble- head dock. The life-saving crew, which had been notified of the mis- hap, went out to the scene of the accident and worked Wednesday night and Thursday in an effort to raise the Frederick W. The Frederick W. had taken the Lakeside crowd to Johnson's Island earlier in the afternoon, the tourists having made the visit there to see the Confederate cemetery. In making the trip from big launch went through what is known as the "wagon road" between the penin- sula and the range lights and encount- ered no difficulties with shoal water. jOn the return trip, however, the boat Croix Johnstone -began flying this struck the rocks a considerable dis- mornin? at in an effort to lower jtance off the range light. These were the American record for continuous rocks dumped there "some years ago Receives Biplane in Which to Safl Over Sandusky, Chica- go to New York. NEW YORK. July At- wood today received the new biplane in which he will start from. Chicago August 5 for a flight to New York in ten days. His program calls for flights ot" niaef-' to one hundred miles a day and he will go by of Tole- do, Sandusky. Cleveland and Buffalo, it is expected. Fails to Make Record. MINNEOLA, L. I., July Electric Light Man Condemns Measure Which Had Popu- lar Approval. NEITHER UTILITY NOR CONSUMER PROTECTED Handwork of Demagogue and Politician, Teeth Not as Sharp as Indicated, Condemning all but two tions of the utility bill passed by legislature, D. L. Gaskill, of Greenville, president of the Greenville Electric Light and Power company, made a bitter at- tack on the measure at the Thursday morning session of the Ohio Electric Light Association here. "Ohio's utility law is better for the people and utilities than no law, but it shows so much of the handiwork of the demagogue and the lobbyist that it may be considered as a child that is a disgrace to its parents and of but little value to the people that it is to was one of the strik- ing statements of the speaker. The two sections commended by the Greenville man provide that in the act shall be taken to prohibit a public utility from en- tering into any reasonable arrange- ment with_its customers, _ or employes" Tor" the division or dis- tribution of its surplus profits or pro- viding for a sliding scale of charges or providing for a minimum charge tor service to be rendered, unless such minimum charge is made OF prohibited by the terms of the fran- chise, grant or ordinance under waicii such public utility is operated a classification of service based upon the quantity used, the time when used, the purpose for which used, the duration of use. and any other reason- able consideration, or providing any other financial device that may be practicable or advantageous to the parties interested." Discussing the law as a whole, Gas- tall said: the law as a whole it is a disappointment to the utilities. It does not protect from competition bat regulates their services and rates. It is unfair in its provision and will have to be amended in its provision before it will either protect the con- sumer or the utility. While- It1' is drastic in its provisions; t will be well to remember that t was intended for the benefit of the politician at ejection time rather than the public and in its application we may expect its teeth to be less sharp than its lang- uage would indicate. "The Ohio Electric Light AssocJa- ion was probaidy the first association of Us kind in the state to reeogniza the necessity of an utility bill "Eleven years ago, upon its invita- tion, one of the public utility com- missioners, of the state of Massachu- setts came to Ohio and addressed his association then in session at Cincinnati. Some effort w-as made by he officers to procure- legislation his line, modeled somewhat after -he Massachusetts statute but it was bund that the people of Ohio were not sufficiently educated in the pro- flight He had fifty gallons of gaso- after some harbor work here. er handling nf to rccog (Continued on Page Bight.) LONDON. July the admir- alty is preparing- for Quick hostilitiss should the Moroccan sitnation devel- op them became apparent, today when Heaves of absence from all warships were cancelled and the second division of the home fleet was ordered to coal immediately. Premled Asquitb, Home Secretary Churchill and Foreign Sec- retary Grey are today in conference on the situation. King George is showing the effects of the strain of tbe foreign crisis and the domestic political sit- uation. The visit of tbe Prince .of Wales to Potsdam is likely to be can- celed. The mandate of the powers au- thorizing France with Spain to police Morocco expire? this year, but this mandate Germany would be unwilling to renew. Nothing is said, however, about Germany's-withdrawal from Agadir. the occupation of "which France un- derstands would he objectionable to Great Britaiff. Want England to Keep Out. BERLIN, July German press is unamious today in declaring that England must keep out of the j Jdoroccan situation and allow France and Germany to settle the matter themselves. So serious is the sitna- tion that the kaiser has short his Vacation cruise in northern waters and is hurrying to Berlin. Peaceful Solution Expected. PARIS, July a peaceful solution to the Moroccan situation will be found is the general belief here to- day. The greater danger, it is believ- ed, Iks in England's interfering which may cause Germany as a mere matter of pride to' make concessions. GENERAL MADERO HAS HANDS FULL STOPPING WAR IN MEXICO; URGES PEACE IN ADDRESSES DURING TRIP THROUGH line on board ana hoped also t make At first the effort was made to a new world's record beach the boat before putting out the j Johnstone's hopes for a record i life-boats but this plan was abandoned were quickly cnishud, however, and the si-iall boats were put over his engine began skipping ar. ft: 1C and the side. he was forced !o descend. He had j J. W. Geisman and another man re- then made a ns-.v American record of fTiir hours and two minutes bul far from a world's record. the-Qeeessity of silcJTT law ci- ne justice of its provisions. After a of years the politicians found ut the value of an utility bill as rolitical slogan and utility laws bfr ame the style in many of the states f the union. It would -ftfr ected that with such parentage'7 a would be of just and upright (Continued On Page Ten.) SEEK BIG FUND WASHINGTON7. July ap- peal for a fund to defend J. J. McNamara, the labor man accus- ed of dynamiting, has been issued by Secretary Morrison, of the American Federation of Labor, to the J.OOO.OOH mained aboard and were still on when was! the boat settled on the cabin and rail were out. of the water. The Frederick W. was purchased last spring by Geisman Brothers from Cleveland parties. The big launch! is a splendid boat, beins something! over 45 feet Ions She is propelled by i Fire Marshal Smith Not Y0t a Buffalo 40 horse power engine andj was weil fitted out in every way. Efforts will be made to patch the j hole temporarily, after which the boat will be pumned out and then towed members of labor unions. He sug- m- tmuincu um SJIQ men tow gests that each member contribute 25c.; somewhere for permanent repairs SHOPS B, O, TO BE REOPENED HERE Able TO Clear UP CaS6 VePffliliOfl. Foreman Goldbaugh Arrives and Will Again Install ehinery and Start With Thirty Coal H andied. n- That the B. 0. railroad shops are j to b? re-established ir, Sandusky and that more coai is to be bandied over the Sandiisky division and decks, was announced- Thursday. In fact. G. A. Goldbauglf, foreman, is already on the ground putting things in shape and will put. thirty men at work at once. th- Madero victorious leader of the revolution in Mexico, is having trouble now stopping the war he helped to start. Madensts have raided and pillaged many small towns throughout the -onntry w 75- a railway upcm which urs-d ot excited Mexicans that 'ssrrounced his tram at every station to lay down their arms and stop fighting. moved away. Foreman Goldbaugh was transferred to Newark. New the machinery is to be mov- ed back hero and installed in the shops. It is believedTchat the foroe of men employed will be greatly in- creased after the machinery is in shape. Lake shipments of coal over the Sandusky VERMILION, o., juiy Assistant State Fire Marshal L. H. Smith was unable to secure positive evidence that would wairant any ar- rests or The preferring of any charg- es, the burning of the residence of Mrs. Deiancy Humphrey, four miles south of this place in Vermilion town- ship, remains so much a mystery that it is likely to get into the courts be- fore J500 insurance on the contents is paid. j Tim fire occurred. Wednesday. July 19. about noon. Fire Marshal Stnita, with a stenographer, examined a number of witnesses. in- cluding Mrs. Humphrey and her daughter, and obtained some facts. It developed that mother and daughter had been at home during the }day while a son was away. I Humphrey and the young woman about noon for Birmingham to do _ smoke pouring the house. Before neighbors i.reach the place the building was a I mass of flames and none of the con- tents could be saved. The rapid is There was tnwance (ttr- UM- luiuier Should this nit'ire. Two years aeo Han. asV be it will more than nhi4v swffeAd 5e l3? olhor ed and much of the manhinfrrv inohid- _c___i ui r uuwo v-viiuuutu u win more itmn ed and much of the machinery, includ- i compensate for the loss of part of the Ing boilers, air compressors, etc.. was, division freight, ofltce force. by fire and then surance on her furniture.