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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - June 7, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio t j VV" f P THE HOME PAPER. TOD AY'S NEWS TODAY THE SANDUSRY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 205 MANY DEAD IN MEXICO {Terrific Shocks Early Today Believed to Have Caused Great Losses But Details Can not Yet Be Learned. Disaster Came Shortly Before Arrival of Madero And Tremors Were Recorded in United States Cities, Indicating Great Severity, BULLETIN. NEW YORK, June 7.-A cablegram to the Western Union says from fifty to seventy-five pesple were killed by the earthquake in Mexico City this rnorning. MEXICO CITY, June 7.-A terrinc earthquake occurring early this ftiornfng Is known to ,have killed from ten to twenty soldiers in the city bar- racks; to have injured nearly every prisoner in the Belem jail and to have wrought great damage to the city's walls and fortifications. As yet no idea of the extent of the quake can be secured. South of the c.ty it is feared a great loss of life and property may have .occurred. Thousands of terrl- ted people flocked Into the streets here when the shock came and it was with the greatest difficulty the authorities could maintain order. The quake coming just before the arrival of General Madero caused tre- mendous excitement. Order was main- tained, however, and the demonstra- tion was not interfered with to any great extent. ------Shacl infoimed him that enemies had offeied an assassin 40.000 peses to murder him Gonzales, how- ever, declared he would start for Chi- huahua tomorrow as originally planned. FISHING TUG SILVER SPRAY. IN WRECK OF WHICH SEVEN MEN LOST THEIR LIVES. IS HAS INTERESTING HISTORY GARMENT WORKERS STRIKE. ______ CLEVELAND, June Five thousand garment workers went on strike at 8 this morn- ing, followed the refusal of their employers to recognize the union and grant them a 50-hour week Saturda> afternoon off and a uniform wage scale CLEVELAND, 0., June re- mains of the fishing tug Silver Spray, wrecked in -a storm on Lake Erie, out- side Cleveland harbor in March, when ieven men lost their lives, has been raised. The tug gained wide noto- riety several years ago by crossing the international boundary line into Canadian waters while on a fishing trip. She was fired upon by a Ca- nadian revenue cutter and captured after a long chase. For a time com- plications between this country and Great Britain were imminent because of the incident, but finally the matter was patched up and the tug's owners let off with a heavy fine. The Silver Spray had been on a fishing trip in March when a storm came up and her crew of seven ran her toward shelter. She struck the breakwater trying to reach land and the men's bodies were found in the ice soon afterward. Grand Jury To Call More Wit- nesses And Report Is Delayed STORY OF EVANS AMAZING IS FEI IN FED Announces Platform On Which He Will Seek Democratic Nomination. OTHERS EXPECTED TO DECLARE THEMSELVES Campaign Begins to take Form With Promise That Issues Will Claim Attention Bribe-Giving Lobbyists Now Likely To Be Held For Trial COLUMBUS. 0., June far as the investigation of graft of members of the general assembly is concerned the work of the Franklin county grand jury is until morning when a number of witnesses who have not yet been called will be asked to tell what the> know of money being paid to different solons, and for what purpose the was offered. There ay be a partial report Attorneys representing the various members of the legislature thus far indicted have selected the indictments against Senators Andrews and Huff- The campaign for the office of mayor may be said to have been inaugurated Wednesday when W. L. Fiesinger, formerly city solici- tor. announced his candidacy for _ the democratic nomination, sub- ject to the decision of tfie voters at the corning primaries. He is the first to make such formal an- nouncement and in his statement to the Star-Journal, he not enters himself in the race, but sets forth a platform upon wjhich he will run. While several well-known demo- crats have been talked of as pro- bable candidates and "William Leitz, formerly city treasurer, was recent- ly announced as ail MJ. Fiesinger is the first to declare himself. By setting forth a platform, he has established a new procedure wMch ig likel to be bv oth. man as thoso against which they will Lr candidates. From now oa the nol- concentrate their strength and objec- itical situation is iikely to become tion Demurrers to these indictments j interesting. SEVERE QUAKE RECORDED. Diaz to Live in France. ST. LOUIS, Juno former President Diaz of Mexico will go into i exile for the present in southern [Fiance was the announcement today of tormer Minister of Finance Liman- tour. The latter will meet Diaz in France m about a month for a con- ference. WASHINGTON, D. C., June The house today passed a resolution calling on the attorney general for in- formation as to the proposed criminal prosecution of the officers of the Amer- ican Tobacco company. It is expect- ed that this will be followed with a demand that criminal action he sta-rt- WASHINGTON, June The most severe earthquake shock ever recorded on the seismograph at Georgetown University oc- curred at this morning. The shock lasted for eight minutes and appeared to be at a dis- tance of 4.000 to miles. ecTai" once unless the attorney gen eral notifies the house that he is al ready preparing to do so. The Borah resolution providing for the popular vote election of United States senators now faces an attack from ambush. Enemies of the plan to give the people a direct vote in the choosing of their senators have agreed' to seize the proposition of Senator Blihu Root of New York for the plurality election of sen-itir: The resolution comes to a Mon- day, and the fate of popular elections depends largely upon the success or failure of what Senator j Borah and other earnest advocates of' the reform characterize as an eleventh' hour conspiracy. The Root propositon is being assail- as monstrous The plan boldly j proposes to place seats in the United States senate more easily within the' grasp of anv combination of big bus-' iness and politics. Whether by design or not, the bill, if enacted, would make the manipulation of state leg- islatures even simpler than at pres- ent. CINCINNATI, 0., June 7. Prose- cutrr Hunt is today confident that ha- won his first step in the fight to save one of the recently quashed indictments on which to tij Boss Cox for perjury. The three circuit judges who were expected today to announce their decision on his arguments to the effect that Judge Dickson had no right to quash all three indictments announced that they would reopen the case and take evidence. Hunt is con- fident that this will result in the sav- ing of at least one of the indictments. WHITE HOUSE DAIL Yt ITS A NEWSY SHEEJ STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, j Munsey Building. WASHINGTON. June White ouse has adopted a brand new pub- ___ As the Red Cross has been appropriately styled 'the first aid to the injured." so this wrinkle could j well be named "the first aid to the newspaper correspondents j The new device to help the scribes is a daily bulletin in condensed, ab-! the important and House. The preparation of this bulle- tin is left to a gifted newspaper man who has a real nose for news and he doesn't let anything get away that would make entertaining reading. title of course, President Taft didn't give it that undifmified name but the "boys" i in the press gallery fastened upon it j as an appropriate title and it has! stuck. The first few bulletins issued! bore no caption but the newspaper i man the paragraphs has j a sense of humor along with his other gifts and he adopted the designation, with the result that tlw daily outgiv- ing now conies out regularly umder the I name of "White House Whittlings Nothing could more forcibly illus- trate the plain, democratic environ- ment that surrounds the White House this unpretentious bulletin as set forth in these days of Taftian simplicity than under the unostentatious title of "White House Whittlings." The mon- archs of Europe have their court pub- lications, which are compiled and ed- ited under the most austere rmes of unbending dignity and woe betide the compiler of one of these publications whose unruly quill should lead him so far astray as to inspire him in an evil moment to crack a joke. Condigne pun- ishment for Tese majesty would be his unhappy finish. The editor of "White House Whit- is under no such restraint. to roam in all of the fields of interest and to pluck from the earth and fronTtte multifarious daily events of the white House t-fle choicest geins of fact and fancy the STEPHENSON NEXT IN LINE FOR PROBE same to be dished up in short, crisp The Wisconsin senate judiciary shavintrs. or paragraphs In the daily Lcommittee has recommended that the "Whittlings" all unnecessary words are election of Isaac Stephenson to the eliminated. It is seldom that a shav-i TImted States senate be investigated. ____. _ i Thp trtnftAr win hp HpfinHplv decided (Continued On Page Ten) j The matter will be definitely j upon in a few" days." WASHINGTON, June Judge Gaty who was called to the witness stand today in the Stanley steel probe investigation lefused to j make any comments on the an- nouncement that the government is to proceed next against the steel trust and its officials. He merely he had the an- noun-eement with great inteiest. A sensation was sprung at today's session wben Robert 0- Hall of Pitts- burg charged in Gary's presence that the U. S Steel corporation is work- ing at the present time to form a monopoly of the coking coal of the Pittshurg coal fields. Within about ten days, the results of the investigation b> the bureau of corporations into the organization and conduct of the United States Steel corporation will be placed on the desk of President Taft. It will then rest with the president and At- torney General Wickersham whether the administiation will begin pro- ceedings in the courts against tho alleged trust under the Sheiman anti- trust law The hastening of the report is the jesult of directions issued by the president himself to Secrptarv of Commerce and Labor Nagel. It is leported that the information gath- eied by the bureau will be turned over to the house committee which is now conducting the inquiry. were filed this afternoon before Judge Kinkead and he will hear oral argu- ments Saturday morning. The main objection to the indictments is the wording of them. Upon the outcome of these will depend whether or not at- tacks will be made against indictments of other solons Allen Andrews of Hamilton will join the attorneys for the defense today. As a result of the evidence intro- duced by Representative Owen J. Ev- ans of Stark county, the grand jury has plenty of material to work on, and the indications are today that it will be at least two weeks before the work is finished, if indeed they are able to get through in that time. At the conclusion of the session yesterday af- ternoon it was announced that the leg- islative probe would be laid aside until Friday, This was done without any partial report being although it is well known that five indictments are ready to report. The only explana- tion of the recess of the grand jury was made by the state's attorney who announced that it was necessary to get in witnesses from outside points, and in order to give the sheriff and his deputies time to serve them with no- tices the reress was taken. "When asked how near the work was done, the state's attorneys refused to set a time as the probable end of the investigations. The story that Repre- sentative Evans told was amazing, and for boldness, some of the lobbyists who were around during the entire ses- sion, won the prize. It seems certain at least a dozen -more indictments In his platform, Mr. flesrnger de- clares for municipal ownership, al- though insisting upo na thorough, in- vestigation, and also for a new city hall, grade crossing elimination and other improvements. His Platform. Mr. Fiesinger's statement follows: "I have been asked by some of mj friends as to whether I shall be a- candidate for mayor. I have jdecid- ed to enter myself for the nomina-. tion as a democratic candidate, to making the announcement, I beHeve the people are entitled to know some of my thoughts upon questions that, are of public interest, and I therfc; fore submit this statement: "I think that so far as it Is pos- sible for an administration. thflf city government to promote the growth and welfare of SamlBskj; should be that all oar- people would enjoy greater prosper-- ity and more happiness if tha city's, growth could be healthily main-" tained. In short we should have a greater city, not only in name but ia fact. "The electric lighting question should be thoroughly investigated. I" am a believer in the principle of mu- nicipal ownership of pubuic utilities. However, I am not unmlndtul that in some cases municipal ownership has proven a Therefore the disastrous failure, lighting question should be studied from all its various angles, and then submitted to the people, and a plan adopted which ________ ____________________i will give the best service at the be returned as a result of the j cost. story told by Evans. Two or three of} "Sandusky is wealthy enough and these will be state officials, and thelbie to have a modern and others will be representatives of large convenient city hall, a monument in interests who have been lobbying here during the recent session. Two Or three Cleveland lobbyists will be indicted, it is said, as a result of the Evans story, and reports are in circulation that two more senators will be caught in the drag net. It may have been only an incident, but it is worth noticing that several solons came to (Continued, on Page 6) THE WEATHER Forecast: Generally fair ton'ght slightly and Vnursday, "'hursc'ay. Temperature at 7 a. m., 61 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, o1} degrees. Sun rises Thursday at SiSD in keeping with the size, prosperity and beauty of other municipal "and prfe vate objects. This building should centrally located, very likely in. the place of the present fire and polica station. "A gieat deal has been said about grade crossings. These crossings have been responsible for the loss of several lives. I believe a start should be made to eliminate these crossings, co-operating with the railroad Com- panies, and as fast as possible these dangers removed. "I also believe thoroughly in keep- ing up the standard of all" the dty's heahh measures including pure wa- ter, pure milk and matters of sani- tation. Eternal vigilance is the price__ of these things. The city should en- ter itito the sanitary and systematic follection of garbage; the depart- ment of v, eights and measures (itanddrl be carefully watched. tinie -j I "Considerable agitation has been Maximum wind velocity for 2i manifest with reference to a harbor hours ending at noon today, r. >tor mot0'' boats in tne cove- Tner9 nulei noith at 5 o'clock Wein -sda.' rn ruing. MEMORIAL FOR PERRY, COMMISSION DECIDES A memorial, not a monument, will be erected to the memory of Oliver Hazard Perry at Put-in Bay. This was decided at the meeting of the cen- tennial commissioners in Cleveland late Tuesday. A monster naval and' military demonstration to start at! Cleveland was also suggested The! centennial celebration is to open July! 4, 1913. and continue until Oct. 5. At the close of the meeting it was'1 announced the site for the memorial! at Put-in Bay had been selected and agreed upon and proceedings insti- tuted by the attorney general of) Ohio to secure for the state posses- sion of the property wanted. The an- nouncement was also made that the plan for a memorial, as opposed to a monument, had been selected, the choice being made by the resolution that was adopted unanimously. In order that work might be put under way without delay the entire question of buildings at the centen- nial was out in the hands of a special committee composed of Commodore George H. Worthington, of Cleve- land: Col. Henry Watterson, of Keu tucky and Lieut Gen. Nelson A. I Miles of "Washington, D. C, Those present at the meeting of] A B. Vreeland, of New Will Tell Ohio Bankers Here Atgut Aldrich Plan. the international board were: Geo. H. Worthington. president general, Henry Watterson of Kentucky, first, vice president general: Gen. Nelson j A. Miles, United States commission- er: Webster P. Huntington, secre- tary general of Ohio: Gen. J Wa, At a meetmg of the coramittee 4 ren Keifer 01 Ohio. Lmted States, the Ohio Bankeis' association in Commissioner: State Commission-, umbus, Tuesday the program was ers C. Hayes, of Ohio, Willis outlined for the meeting of the as J. of Illinois, Clinton B. Her- sedation here Julv 6 and 7. Thi hick of New York. McKenzie R. Todd of Kentucky and J. Edward Mey- ers of Minnesota. The commission- are to be held at The Cedar sessions Point. On the first day Judge E. B. King era from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin of Sanduskv will' make the address and Rhode Island were absent. The by-laws were amended so that all general officers and the three United States commissioners are (land of New York will delher an id- members of the executive committee, dress on "The Aldricb Plan for of welcome and Col. J. J. Sullivan of Cleveland will respond. Officers will submit their reports. E. B. Reform of Our Banking and Canren- cy Systems." Other speakers day will be W. S. Rowe of nati, P. W. Huntington of and R. H. McMichae! of the A finance committee was named, consisting of General J. Warren Keif- er. William Porter Adams of Illinois, J. Edward Meyers of Minnesota, Clin- ton B. Herrick of New York and George W. Parker of Wisconsin. The invitation of the Cleveland, Chamber of Commerce to locate the of Chicago will dis> UM headquarters of the interstate board j rency Legislation." and C W. in Cleveland was received and was! rows of Cleveland will talk on "Oar accepted with the thanks of the Laws and Cw Port The session will close with (Continued: on Page 2) j tion of officers. National Bank of Pittsburpt On the following M. Acya- ;