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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - June 5, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TtfE HOME PAPER. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE DUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. i-ruLJrtlH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY JUNE 5, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 203 GUILT; CONFESS Representative Evans Causes New Sensation Today By Throwing Himself on The Mercy Of The Court And Promising To Teil All He Knows COLUMBUS, June Owen Evans, one of the legisla- already under indictment for alleged bribery, today pleaded guilty to a fcsw indictment which had just been returned, charging him with having Accepted bribe in connection with the bill to regulate loan agents. Evans asked the court for mercy, promising to go before the grand jury tfeJs afternoon and make a full confession. He was accordingly fined and the possible prison sentence was withheld. His pleading guilty is Understood to have been the direct result of the confession made Saturday Which Clerk of the House Kempel told of having carried from L. C. an Akron loan agent, to Evans, THE WEATHER Generally Tuesday. fair to- Warmer Forecast: night and Tuesday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 68 de- grees. Temperature one Lvear ago, 56 degrees. Sun rises Tuesday at a. m. and sets at 7 p. m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hoursending at noon today, 3S miles north at Sunday ev- ening. STEEL TRUST SECRETS ARE BEING TOLD BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY BOARD grand jury also re-t another indictment against' this- morning in which: was" charged with solicit- bribe on April 12 J. C. Sharer of Alliance in con- with- the same salary loan ________ are frightened to death] lara in Columbus .as a result of the before Jiidse Kinkead. Bafore the confession of guilt was anade larga ..interests offered to give pSvans allfthe money necessary to em- attorney's to fight the charge but the, aged-father-of the otark feorjrty- reaseseatative is near death's refused, all offers. Just as soon4 as had entered his he asked to be conducted to the feand jury room where he promised J9 fell fill that has occurred since the beginning of the legislative session. So Interesting was his testimony [that ho -went to the grand jury fJ'ttk after ten and a little after two ib'eleclr the grand iiirv had not even taken time to eat lunch. Indictments against another state I jfeenatbr. two representatives and two' were ready to be returned! jthis morning but when Prosecutor, heard, of the confession of j 6! Evans he decided to withhold I until Evans could be heard. It is said that several, indictments Vill be returned as' of the rret" and flght during the last Bnfl. both branches will be insTJiicated in the story that la this afternoon telling the of the Franklin county grand Jury. It Was in cc-nnection with the ..tfafory loan agent, bill that sraye Evans the tie'time Evans was a member! tfee controlling majority of the calendar committee appointed .Sr-as-ksr Vining. With the aid of olf Cuyahcga, G'UE-werler of -ffiHtes and of Pike, just a.r- Oh his bribery trial, Evans Russell of Irvin end Lang-don of Warren. became so notorious il_ II practically ousted by the leg, tferough the joyful acceptance refeigngtlcn of all members follow- i Ration of Russell and Lang- partly- floor '-.ark-re. The leaders Bleated their associates on the new calendar committee. f-he Rans till in the first printed list of bills on which there wsro strong suspicions that toonfey bad been used. The measure yas given a on the preferred Rouse calendar after appointment of jthe calendar cotnniittee. It passed jthe house May 18, one of the 'first bills considered on "the last day besere the final recess. itrengtJfentng amendments were by James of Franklin and Of Hamilton, author of other to curb loan sharks. It re- ft stats license under J2.000 Ihnits the amount of interest Seete to control the entire busi- It passed the house with 64 for and none against. Evans CONFESSIONS FROM THESE MEN STARTLE Ijft eot vote on the passage and ?e waa no roll call on the amend- NOTABLE RECORD. tf _____ CHICAGO, June black- smith apprentice to president of the stock exchange of the second city in America, all within 22 years, will be the record James L. Townsend, millionaire broker. QHILLICOTHE. O., June wil1 nave attained1 tonight when he a valuable bird was about'to killed, Charles D. HIgby, well-to-do Jfifaer and storekeeper, .at. Higby's fetation, lost his own life under a Nor- Western train. will be elected to the latter posi- tion. Townsend ran away from his home in Lima, Pa., when he was 15 and began work here in a blacksmith shop. Would Clear Up Discrepancies In Testimony As To Big Merger SEES END OF MONOPOLIES. Carnegie Says Government Will Control And There' be No More Big Fortunes D. C., June 5. While the Stanley steel probe com- mittee will not convene again until vv eanesaay, pia dig deeper into the absorption of the Tennessee Coal Iron Co. since the statements of John W. Gates and Judge Gary do not agree. Former President Roosevelt and Senatoi Root may be called as witnesses soon. The cabled interview with Andrew Carnegie in London has created a profound impression. He wrote the following: "Judge Gary's statement, as report- ed this morning, embraces_and settles the whole matter. When I declared some years ago that combinations meant ultimately, control by the gov- ernment of all manufactories, rail- ways, etc., I was thought wildly radi- cal, but there is no recourse. Our court of commerce will have access to all the books and acts of corpora- The congressional inquiry into the methods employed by the steel trust in overcoming competition and in its operations is developing sen- sations almost daily. Judge E. H. Gary, head of the steel trust, has tions, and will fix prices according to been called as a witness, as will Colonel Theodore Roosevelt who when president, is declared by John W. Gates, to have -been "faked by false statements concerning certain big steel deals." J. Herpont Morgan- may have to cut short his stay in Eiirope couptry- and testify. A. 0.'Stanley, a congress-mas chairman of the committee on investigation. the profits revealed." Here Mr. Carnegie stopped writing, looked up and remarked: "The 25 'and" 50 per cent, profits will: be no more. People will have to be content with 5 and 10 per cent. Multimillionaires will then be very scarce." he added, with a chuckle. Then he resumed writing as follows: "It will deal liberally with capital, but also justly with the consumer. At last, we shall have peace and con- tentment in the wide range of produc- tion and this new plan will be far more satisfactory to both parties than any the world has yet known. "Judge Gary knows that the meet- ings held of steel manufacturers had no aim other than to maintain prices and that the people would never tol- erate such monopoly. He proves his greatness by boldly meeting the sue. He bridges the chasm and de- serves great credit for going to the root of the disease and adopting tW only remedy. I welcome him as the worthiest leader of the movement. Let our country set the world an ex- ample. No monopoly, but prices fixed by a commission of fair men. The presidents of our railroads, notably (Continued on Page 5) IT IS HMD; to return to' .this from Kentucky, is Forty Thousand People Cheer Him Where He Was Forced To Flee ZACATECAS, Mexico, June Gen. "'Madero, who reached here to- day on his -triumphal journey to Mexico City, has been received at every town so far with great demon- stration of welcome being hailed ev- as "the tkiVior Of fits coun- try." from San Pedro, his home town, that Madero six months ago was fonc-ed -by Diaz to flee in the disguis'e of a peon. At San Pedro yesterday 40.000 people were out to greet him. Reyes "Welcomed." V13RA CRUZ, June war at least, may be said to have begun in Mexico when Gen. B-ernardo Reyes, who was re- called from Europe for the purpose of aiding in the re-establishment of peace, arrived here by the steamer Fuerst Bismarck from Havana, i WASHINGTON, June j where he had halted on his way. i Taft, who returned at today from W-hile not yet an avowed candi- i his Chicago trip, declared himself well! date for the Geareny pleased with the results of the efforts date for the presidency. General I he put forth there in behalf of Can-! Reyes is certainly considered a re- 'rclag over, constructively _odge, Smoked Out, Declares the presidential campaign His Strug- gle Soon Begins Found Much Progressiveness And Little Opposition To Laugh TRENTON, June Wood- row Wilson, who has just returned from his trip to the Pacific coast, de- clared today that he found very little opposition throughout the entire coun- try to the Canadian reciprocity treaty. The most significant thing he declared was the growth of the progressive movement in every state he visited. At Washington, Governor Wilson re- ceived a call from Representative Cox of Ohio, who suggested that Harmon and Wilson would be a good ticket in 1912. The governor laughed. "Governor Harmon is a mighty nice ma.n and a good said Gov- ernor Wilson. "Give him my regards when you see him." That is all he had to say concerning Governor Har- mon, regarded in Washington as one of the three leading possibilities for the democratic nomination. Winding up a mile trip on which his presidential prospects cou-l One Man Killed, Others Injured By Lightning, While Trees Were Uprooted And Buildings in Other Nearby Places. Sandusky and vicinity was swppt by two terrific wind and rain storms Sunday, the first coming about 12 o'clock and the other shortly before 10 o'clock in the evening. Although surrounding cities and villages reported great loss of property and death, this city appeared Monday to have escaped the effects of the lightning and the wind. At Xorwalk one man was fettled, by lightning, street car lines were tied up and the property loss heavy. It was the worst storm experienced there in 25 years. Although there were many small craft on the bay and lake Sunday was morning, all had ample time to run into shelter before the storm broke. The steamer Arrow was on the lake bound for Toledo with a party of 300 Sandusky excursionists aboard when the morning storm began to 'threaten. The staunch steel vessel just made Maumee bay when the storm broke in its full strength. Although some of the passengers were frightened, the vessel weathered the nicely. Re- turning to Sandusky Sunday evening, the Arrow had just tied up at the Co- lumbus avenue dock and discharged her passengers and cargo when the night storm broke. The maximum wind velocity at- tained here was 3S miles an ,hour at Sunday pypning. The total rain- fall since Saturday morning has been 1.10 inches. Captain Griesser of the Marblehead life saving station said that he ex- pected his crew would receive a num- ber of calls as the result of the two storms but up to noon Monday, no word of any boat in distress or ot any accidents of any kind, had been the station. Captain he believed the wind received at Griesser said attained a velocity of close to 50 miles an hour during a part of Sun- day evening's storm. For a time Monday morning it was thought that possibly the drowned man whose body was found floating on the bay Monday morning was victim of Sunday's storm, but it was the opinion of Coroner Knoble thai the man had been dead at least 48 hours before his body was found. In- asmuch as no boats have been re- ported missing, it is unlikely that he was lost during either of the storms. Struck by lightning, it is believed, the fish house of the Heyman Broth- ers' Pish company at Huron. was burned to the grdund Sunday nighi. The structure had been built recent- ly and the loss is estimated at The Huron fire department respond- ed to the alarm, but its efforts were useless, as the flames had gained, too much headway. The fire was dis- covered shortly after ten o'clock, and within an hour its work; had been finished. Fatality At Norwalk; Storm Losses Heavy NQRWALK, 0., June Stanford, 22, was killed and Joseph Lindenberger, 20; Fred Van Buren, 21, and Grank Timmons, 22, were in- jured by a bolt of-lightning that flash- ed during the worst electric, wind and rainstorm that has visited this city in years. The storm came with terrific force from the northwest and brotee- lan street ball grounds, one of quartet, Van Buren, being member of the local team which was to have played the Kofron All Stars of Cleve- land during the afternoon. When tha storm came up the quartet took shel- ter in the grand stand. A gust of wind took off the top of the stand and the young men then sought shel- ter beneath a larg elm treet taoin, ter beneath a large elm tree near-by. The bolt struck the tree and passed from the trunk of the tree to tha men. Young Stanford was killed otit- right and without a mark being left on his body. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stanford. The three companions of Stanford were rend- ered unconscious, all being more of less burned. Of the three injured Bnron ig carinngly hnrl His body is burned in streaks and he was unconscious for several hours, it requiring the persistent efforts.of two physicians to Lindenberger and Timmons were less seriously injured and were revived without great difficulty.. Great damage was done by the wind, immense trees being uprooted in all parts of the city, in several stances being thrown with great force against houses and barns, doing thou- sands of dollars in damage. An im- mense elm tree, three feet in diam- eter, was torn up by the roots and thrown across the end of the hand- some new dwelling of A. S. Preritiss, breaking in the room. Another large tree fell across the porch, at the Hinde residence, tearing it from' the house. A bara on the premises of John Smith, near the pumprig station, (Continued on Page 'Two.> SALT LAKE CITY, June persons, two adults and four children, were drowned in Utah Lake 'when their boat capsized. Two others of the party were rescued. Paul Miller Reappomted By' State Board Now Acting In Harmony the city about o'clock. The. darkness of night enveloped the city, while a gale swept through the streets. When the wind had subsid- ed the clouds opened with a down- pour that approached a cloudburst. For a half hour there was a terrific rain and electrical storm, in which great damage was done. The young men who were struck by lightning were practicing on the Mi- Boards of review in Ohio cities were made democratic, lata Saturday, by appointments announced by the state board. Paul Miller reappointed- stantly were discussed Governor Wil- son made, Washington his last stop- Place- most important fea- LOSE By UIE DEC adian reciprocity. Taft will now take up his final fight to force it through the senate. The finance committee of the senate ceptive one. Undoubtedly his name will be on the ballot when the elec- tion is held. He is popular with the army and can rely politically on will close its hearings this week and I what remains of the Diae machine. may report by Thursday. Six weeks of debate are expected to follow. His reception here in a popular sense was not impressive, for the STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, 'the constituted authorities Munsey Building, [creased. It is alreadv The president's Chicago speech i mass of people are Maderistas made a profound impression. Many iln ever-v bone and fibre- A special see him aligning himself squarely :tram arrived from Mexico City with with the not'a of prominent citizens, with the insurgent senators of hts i representatives of the own party-and his open charges that' Anti-Re-elactioniFt club, to meet the selfish interests, directed by a A banfd and a 5ore has concern, had manufactured "J uniform gathered I called 'farmers' opposition" were ef- on the wharf when the steamer was of peons on WASHINGTON, June 5.-Four de- i already demonstrated that fectlve. He did not hesitate to pay his Thf> citl7Pnc. of v ra the United States supreme uTe moVt ture of the Wilson yisit at the nation- al capital was his meeting with Speak-j er Champ Clark, who for months has seen the White House hancing before his own eyes. Governor Wilson em- phatically endorsed the up-to-date, course of the house of representatives! on all tariff matters and what, just now. is more to the point he approved of the decision of the democratic cau- cus. LAWYER CONVICTED IN BIG BOND STEAL PIANO PRACTICE FATAL. ky board for five years. There harmony among the dem- ocratic state officials and this is ex- pected to continue in making appoint-, ments for Cincinnati, Cleveland, To- ledo, Columbus and other big citiet. On proposed appointments in the big cities. Attorney General Hogan, and Treasurer Creamer, as members of the appointing board, have been, firm in supporting candidates ferred by Gov. Harmon. They been opposed by Secretary State Graves, backing candidates oil tb.9 democratic state machine, and Stats Auditor Fullington. republican. NFAV YORK, June death Deadlocks have resulted. Graves today of Fredrick Stout, aged 20. made vehement denial of eharsws that is attributed by his family to the Edwards taxation bill, intended piano lessons of a daughter of wipe out boards of review, was John Roth, city fireman, who lived jobbed that he- might control patron- next door. Stout was unable to working with Fullington, Pre- endure the constant piano prac- dictions now are made that -he will tice and three weeks ago his aligned with Hogan and Creamer, mother got an injunction to make big cities are considered, the Roths quit playing the piano For an entire new for a month. The relief, however, board was named. Frank Ohler was carae too late and Stout died to- for Fostoria, S. J. Rvan for day raving with his last breath Fremont and F. W. Severance for about the piano playing. 1C j assuring effect on the country, j others. iCoupled with them are the progressive a i handed down in rapid success-1 noTniTd6 of his position ave robbed the radicals of ti, recasting tne tne trugts tnat sin against the law of (nient and also for the Root amend- hf ftB Mi the campaign of 1912, competition and oppress the people, jment. which has been objected to as l rt' n The figuratively speaking, I fatal'to the agreement. He added that HAT t t has oeen brought up standing to will vote against "all hostile A m i that it has a progressive i amendments" and will not press even partment of war has refused to ac- mheiY ieaaers J president, a progressive supreme court, his proposed fisheries amendment General Diaz' resignation as a 'and a progressive house of represent- j less satisfied it will not imperil the j major general, granting him instead Diaz Still an Officer. MEXICO CITY, June de- upheld. the law making sixteen hours the limit of con- tinuous work in train service. decision dissolving the Stan- trust decision which gave the To- te.cco trtJSt its death-blow and or- its affairs wound up, by the of a receiver, if necess- 'fheee decisions, no doubt rendered Wthout the remotest purpose to mold Rational politics, have really had the ,irtoat sweeping results In checking the Irsve of radicalism which has grown in volume power ae popular pm- JtuUoit.iifalnst the supreme .court and and that things are not to the domnition bow-wows, by a long shot. There is not the slightest doubt that republican insurgency at. .Washington is "on the blink." There is now Reciprocity the Issue. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, June an indefinite leave of absence. Think Reyes Ambitious. ST. LOUIS, June General question of Canadian reci-j Reyes, who has just returned to Mes- widespread feeling that the straight-" the sole issue, a hard fight .isiico from Europe, will be a strong op- forward, practical progressivessm of 'today being made at the election j penont to Madero for the presidency President Taft is to be preferred to i which will choose a successor of Con- 1 is the belief expressed by Senor Li- the 'dog-in-the-manger insurgency of i gasman Walter I. Smith, "recently j mantour and S-enor Larnda, who are insurgent senators who shouted them- i 'appointed a federal judge. State Sena- j here on a secret mission that will selves hoarse in the -campaign !astjtor Cleveland, a democrat made; take them to Cs-narja and later to En- year denouncing the Payne-Aldrich race as an advocate of reciprocity, i rope. They Reyes" action in tariff bill but who are now unwilling Wnile Judge Green, the republican, hurrying to Mexico City three days NEW YORK, June Daniel O'Reilly, former attorney for Harry Thaw and Nan Patterson, was today sentenced to five months In jail for receiving stoles properly. .Kis coa- vicfion was in connection with the theft of worth of stocks and to co-operate with the president and against it. The result Is i before Madero will reach there was] bonds from Aaron Bancroft hv (Continued on Page 2) expected to show of j to strengthen his position with the! means I Iowa farmers on the question. people J .of the "phony envelope I Public Service Director Bin? will i through breaks in the wall or Monday evening submit to the city; seepage. The state board also de- council at. its regular meeting a com- j mands that the plant be enlarged munication from the state board of because its present capacity is not health the enlarge- enough to meet the demands of the meat of the Sandusky municipal fil- j water consumers. tration plant and extensive changes j 'Mayor Lehrer and other city of- in the arrangement of the plant. affirm the state board's" find- board also recommend? the appoint- ing as to the need of a larger plaat. ment of a city bacteriologist 'who They say that several times -thus far shall be in charge of the filtration during the warm spell, the pure wat- plant at all times. I er supply was so low that" had therw The from the health board! been a large fire, it would have follows the inspection recently made i necessary to turn the -raw water info hr several of its members. Last jthe rcains. the plant will summer the board demanded that the I never meet" the during the city extend the water works intake) summer months. The state- board, pipe out into the lake before any j fearing that sickness might result further sewage deposits are made in from the use of the unflltered the bay, bu-t nothing is said of that recommendation in the letter re- ceived Monday by Director Bing. The state board of health demands for drinking. purposes, wants the city to be. prepared for any erawg- ency. _______ Mayor Lehrer -Monday clear water well of the i that ht> had always ti'.v operated independent, of I pointment of a city that the bO ____r______ ___ _ the rest of the plant. K is claimed but. says the state board cannot pect an .expert to serve in that that with the dear water well tween the two sedimentation for the a month ins, the water has a has fixed tor to enter tuo watar either I j-lantchemtat. rSPAPERf VSFAPERr ;