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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - June 8, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio j THg HOME PAPER. TODAY'S NEWSTODAY THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDA Y, JUNE 8, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 206 Insists Millionaire Stokes Forc- ed His Way Into Her Room for Letters ATTEMPTED MURDER IS CHARGE OF MAN Mysterious Missives, Cause of The Affair, Cannot Be' Found By Police, HAS INDORSED NO ONE. _____ WHJTE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt, June He out of whole -was the emphatic chaiac- terization by Col. Theodore Roosevelt of the report that he has pledged himself to suppoit or will support President Taft in his campaign for renomiaation in 1912. 'Theie is no truth in that- Col Roosevelt said "I have indorsed no man for 1912. I have not even discussed the subject of indorsing a can- didate with any man. The en- tire story was made UD of whole ic loth. I cannot understand the souice of such a statement'' "IT'S A SAYS T. R. SEW YORK, 8-Miss M. 'Senate Committee Agrees To lian Graham, 88, who with Miss Ethel Conrad is being held with- out bail for shooting Millionaire W. E. D. Stokes declared in her cell today that when she makes I koowu her full storj of the shoot- ing, Jfew York will hare the sen- sation of years. She still insist- ed todaj that .Stokes forced his vay Into their room and that he wah choking her because she wouldn't return his letters when Miss Conrad fired. Stokes expects to be able to ap- pear in court against the girls in a- bout a week. He declares he is de- termined to prosecute tliem for at- tempted murder. As yet the police have not been able to locate the let- ters that are supposed to have caus- shooting. The shooting occurred in apart- ments on the fourth floor of the Var- una, a fashionable place at Broadway and 80th street Stokes was shot twice in the ngh thigh and once in the calf of the left leg Stokes asserts that the young wo men, summoning him to tneir apart- ments on pretense of giving him cer- tain letters he was supposed to have written, locked him in and then de- manded from him, under pen alty of death if he didn't give them the money. The girls declared that they in- tended to give him his letters without payment, but that he grabbed Miss Graham by the throat and tried to choke her, -whereupon she fired in se'f-defense Then according to their Story, he wrested her revolver from her and Miss Conrad, thinking that She might be shot, got her own weap- on and commenced firing. Weeping hysterically and exclaim- ing. "It was either his life or ours1" the two girls were anested a fexv minutes after the shooting They did bot try to escaoe With them were taken into custody three Japanese, employed in an adjoining apartmeiii, who, hearing the shooting, thought Stoltes was the aggrassor and pum Report Reciprocity Bill Without Recommen- dation. WOOL SCHEDULE IN HOUSE Warm Debate Follows State- ment of Chairman Under- wood On New Measure meled bin v igorously realized their mistake. before they WOMAN'S CONFESSION' CLEARS UP MYSTERY NORFOLK, Va, June The mys- of the muider of Harry C Davis, mangled bcdv was found in BJI onion patch here, was today solved When Mrs. Minnie Murdock confess 'that Davis was killed as he lay feleeping in her aims by her former lover, Charles Merkle. The latter, fehe declared, crept into the bedroom knd struck Davis on the head with as. She then helped him conceal the body m an onion patch Meikle .fend the woman are under arrest. WASHINGTON, sen- ate finance tommittee today agreed to repoit the Canadian reciprocity bill including the Root amendment i elating to wood pulp and paper. The committee will make no recommend- auon to the senate regarding action on the measure. The Root amend- ment provides that the pulp wood and print paper clause shall become effective when all the provinces of Canada shall agree to the free ex- poitation of those products The Root amendment was the on- ly one taken up by the committee but even it is likely to be defeated Senator Pemose said he thought anj amendment which might be adapted by the would be killed on the floor of the house Secretary of State Knox was sum- moned before the committee to en- lighten it as to any understanding between the framers of the agree- ment which might clear up the sit- uation as .to the Root amendment, but he told the committee that they had the entire agreement before them and had, therefore, as much, knowledge as he as to the effect of anj amendments they might make. In the house there has been bitter debate ovet the wool tariff, follow- ing the explanation bj Chauman Underwood of the pioposed levision Underwood attacked the Payne-Ald- nch tariff bill and the republican par- He was met at almost every stage of his argument by leplies fiom for- mer Chaiiman Pavne, now the rank- ing republican on the wavs and means committee, and by other re- publicans who questioned his state- ments and his arguments Mr Payne denied vigorously the demociatic chaige that the "Pajne law had not fulfilled republican promises of tariff revision He criti- cized m detail Mr Underwood s state- ments that the countn's revenue was declining and the treasur> appioach- ing a deficit WANT STUDENTS TO WORK. HIRAM, O.t June two students of Hiram College were today sued bv the village authorities for refusing to -Roik out their poll tax on the public roads. The students are Keepmg their rooms under lock and kev to pre-vent the constable levying on their tennis rackets and mandolins. Latest Returns Show it's Sim- ply a Question of Time Until States Act will lead the opposi- tion to the demociatic bill and piob- ablj will make the opening] spech No limit has been set to the debate, and notwithstanding Mi Under- v.ood's hope it can be concluded in a week, it is ex-pected to last v.ell into if not through, the second week. Mr Undervood declared the- Amer- ican Woolen Companj had dictated the action of the lepublican con- giess on the woll tariff "There is m this countrj who does not know the American Woolen compan-v fixes the said Mr Underwood, "that it i? a trust and that industn and com- pany dictated to a republican house when they prohibited jov fiom re- ducing the exorditant lates under schedule in the- last 'ongiess" Paying his respects to the present tanff board, Mr Underwood said if that bod: "went on for ten as it is going at present, we wouldn't get enough information on the wool schedule to write a tariff bill SA VE PLEA OF BO Y, MO VES GO VERNOR COLUMBUS, 0, June the efforts of a little five-year-old bo's, Cletus Willaman, under sentence to die in the electric chair at midnight tonight, was given a thirty days' re- spite and bids fair to escape the chair altogether The little tot that made the appeal was the five-year-old son of the condemned man, who with his frail mother appealed for executive clemency to Governor Hanmon per- sonally. Willaman has been here for more than two months working in a local shirt factory at per day, and Willaman was given another stay of execution, and it is predicted that he will escape the chair altogether. The governor did not send word to the state prison of his action but left the breaking of the news to the cou demned man for the wife She with her boy, tears in her eyes, almost ran through the great corridor of the state prison and after she had passed through the portals of the oiuui chamber of the annex she cried "The governor has spared you You won't die tonight." The effort was a su- iwai aunt muwij- yci uaj, auu preme ne a f t minutes Un- livmg in cramped quarters with her 3lqhlrhp, Bho mth h__ bright little child. Every evening they called at the state prison to see the father and husband under death sentence for murdering the father and mother of his wife. Mrs. Willa- man, uneducated, but with a deter- mination to free her husband if she could, has been exercising every means within her power to save him from the electric chair. Yesterday, she gained a conference with the gov- ernor, and with her bright little son made the appeal in person. Gerald, the son, only made a short appeal, but it reached the spot with Gov ernor Harmon He said- "Please, Mister, I don't want my papa to die in any chair Won't vou let him disturbed she sat with her head bur ied in her hands, while on the other side of the bar her husband did the andi the little lad cried too, "just 'cause mama and papa did He didn't know why but he shed great big burning tears as he hung on the steel bais of the annex that separated him from his papa THE WEATHER Two County Visitors Must Be Appointed By Probate Judge Sloane REITER HAS OPPOSITION. Present Board Not in Har- mony Over infirmary Af- fairs, It Is Apparent, Pressure is being brought upon Probate Judge Sloane to prevent the re-appomtment of Attorney George F. Reiter as a member of the county board of visitors, it is declared. Man Who Lobbied For Bitt Now Said To Be In New York STEERING COMMITTEE PLANNED A "KILLING" Evans Said to Have Toid How Plans Were Upset By Nye's Action, Says Reorganization Will Be Accomplished, Quake Losses Heavy. MEXICO CITY, June housed here, Gen Madero gave out a statement taday in which he declares fthat the reconstruction of the govern- ment will be a harder task to accom- plish than the overthrow of Diaz, but that he expects nev ertheless to accom- plish it One of the first steps, he de- claied, v ill be the complete reorganiza- tion of the public school system so that education will be more general Madeio stated that the revolution had cost r- -n personally but that, acco plishmg the overthrow of Diaz, the money had been well spent. Madero was cordially gieeted by Acting President De La Barra and the two will work together. Latest figures show that 63 lives lost in the earthquake and the Forecast Showers late tonight Piopeitv loss will reach several hnn- or on Fridaj warmer tonight dred thousand dollars. Many were m- Tempeiature at 7 a grees m., 63 de- ]ured. Moie than half of the dead ac- Temperature one year ago, 58 de- I rounted for were soldiers. Tim were Governor Harmon is a fath. rd- grees caught beneath the falling walls of Constable, Two Assistants and Woman Prisoner Dead, and Man Is Dying. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU. Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, June is now fenly a question of time until the pro- amendment the cower to levy a tax will be written into the federal constitu- tion Senator Morris Brown of Ne- braska, the father of that amend- ment, says there no longer is any un- certainty as to its ratification It not be ratified this jear, but it may be next jear and it certainly will be not later than 1913. According to advices received by Senator Brown the amendment has been ratified by the legislatures of the following states: Maine, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Il- linois, Kentucky. Maryland. North BLUEFIELDS, W Va June Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, j stable Paj ne. assisted by John Mississippi, Missouri, Iowa Wiscon- 'Ashworth and Edward Jones, was es- sin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ne- corting two prisoners, Mrs Martha braSka, Kansas. Oklahoma, Is'oel and Charles Oades to the jail last night when they were run down bj' a Norfolk and Western tram and all killed but Oades The latter has not Negative action on the amendment j recovered consciousness and will has been taken by the legislatures of iProbabl.v die. tie following states: Mrs. Noel and Oades had just been Louisiana, New Hampshire, Flori- j found guilty by a justice of the peace New Jersey, Rhode Island, West'on a statutory charge and had been Virginia and Virginia, turned over to Constable Payne. How la only one of these accident happened is a complete as negative action niystery. Mrs. Noel, it is stated, would takes in both branches of the legis- j have become a mother in another The New Jersey house of representatives approved it and the senate rejected it. The Virginia jrte gare the amendment its sanction, but the Virginia House of representa- tives rejected it. It passed'the house ?randfather, and the appeal brought I ;ears to his eyes He excusel himself for a moment, retired to his private office and when he again appeared he heard the mother make such an ap peal as has never beej heard before The request was granted, and Cletus' nesdav mSjt Friday at 3: 5S p m. i ife aitillerv bairacks in San Cosma, _ and" p. near the Mexican Central station. Another place where the earth- Maximum wind velocity for 24 took lts to11 of death in con- hours ending at noon today 12 o'clock Wed- heard before i miles nortneast at slderaole numbers was at the city power plant of the street car com- (Continued on Page EIGHT SENATORS, FOUR REPUBLICANS AND FOUR DEMOCRATS FROM STATES APART, SELECTED TO HEAR LOR1MER CASb Colorado, Montana, Idaho. California, Oregon, Tennessee. Arkansas, Geor- gia, Washington and Nevada. week. SHARON, Pa, Jnne War- ren J Eilis of Theil college at Green- ville, was seriously stabbed In tbo neck, arms and chest at the school W representatives in Florida but Luther D. Miller, son of a proin- committee held it up and the j inent member of the Lutheran churcn at Greensbiirg, Pa., is under guard, -t (Continued on Page Two) Icfiarged with tije asaauU._____-__- of th tetefc an school I n on will not be played until the psrcho- Pieuoi.s to the parade the lozioal moment and when it comes was the g-iFst of the SumUn School tbete is a stampede of eon- Union at a luncheon s-enert at the Utl- si-ious-oanic-stucken to the bar yibitj Club Tonight he will sj.'aK of justice to make confessions andteke beioie the Cotton Seed Ci ushers' the immunity bath if it is not too late. Representative Evans, who was fined last week for bribery and who then made a full confession be- jfore the grand jury, will escape trial j on the other two indictments returned against him They were dismissed to- 'day by Rathmell ciation. HIT II Mark on Forehead of Unknown Drowned Man Caused By Biow? District Inspector Especially Commends Eighth Ward School Buiiding. "U'as" there fcvil play in connection with the drowning of the unknown man. whcsf1 bod.x was fo'ind on the waters, of baj .Mon- daj moniins7 That there was foul plav is the theo- j ry held b> Undeitaker Biengartnei and "Conditions h Sandasky are corn- others and the> give several reasons paratnelv good" said W H Gawno, for their belief. That the man, who district inspector of workshoja was well should have a gold todes and public buildings, Thursday, watch, two emptj pocket books and He has been in the city several dayg not a penny on his person, is consid- inspecting factories. He expects DiV ered "uitc unusual trict Inspector John Devlin, of To- It wras learned Thursday that ledo, to come here soon to ttssiet ia was a mark, about the size of a nickel, the work. on the left forehead of the unknown.' "We have so much territ >ry to COTW Undertaker Brengaitner was of the that we have not beea to ctett opinion that this was caused bj a blow up evervthing" said Gawm, from a black-jack, stunning the man i "Good progress is being matle. bowet- into unconsciousness, and that The school owe Witt rifling of the money in the pocket I be in fine shape as M the work books occurred at the same time. planned for this summer is complete! Coroner Knoble considers it very i In the way of fire escapes they strange that no one has identified the bad. The Eighth ward Building IB man. who appeared to be about 35 one of the best we have and 1 jears oi age. it could t-ntirfh emptlwl As the body was buried Wednesday, children within forty fir fifty it will have to be without Jlanger to any o( -are any attempts to discover aaiaeJThftt Is M near M OMi of tte ddiccssed. LWSPAPLRl ;