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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - June 9, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio THE HOME PAPER. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY. I F f THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. F8RTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 207 HUNDREDS DEAD IN SOUTHERN MEXICO Late Reports Show Total Loss of Life May Exceed a Thousand VOLCANOES' ACTIVITY ADDS TO THE TERROR Relief Trains With Physicians, Troops And Supplies Hur- ried From Capital, MEXICO CITY, June cations today are that not less than people lost their lives In the earthquake Wednesday. Reports are coming in almost ev- ery hour from points all through southern Mexico telling of the loss of life. Relief trains are be- ing hurried out of here filled with nurses, doctors, soldiers and sup- plies. From coast to coast Mexico is astated by the earthquake and to add to the terror of the inhabitants the volcanoes Colima and Popocatapett are now in full eruption. Great cones of smoke hover over the craters and lava pours down their sides into cit- ies and towns. The death list is growing and word is yet to be received from the Isth- mus of Tehuantepec, which was shak- en from end to end. The famous floating gardens of the Montezumas, situated on an island HI Lake XoeMmilco, are no more Gar- island and aH-are sunken beneath the surface of the lake. How many victims were claimed by the earthquake there no one can say, but comparatively few if rny of the natives are believed to have escaped. The inhabitants of this irland are direct descendants of tnt Aztecs and of pure, unmixed blooil. They raised and sold nearly all the flowers and vegetables for the mar- kets of Mexico City. Now they and their homes and their products are no more. In a church at Guadalajara, state of Hidalgo, was a statue of the patron of Mexico. At the first tremor, rricsts carried this statue into tho streets and the town escaped with lit- tle or no injuiy, although exactly in the middle of the earthquake belt Now thousands of pearsons are wor- shiping at this shrine. Madero's Illness Is Cause Of Trouble MEXICO CITY, June 9 Inability of General Madero, because of grip, to i-pvieu ihe soldiers of General Figueroa viho are encamped with- COMFORTS OF HOME. NEW YORK, June the comforts of home were provided for two Eskimos and eight polar dogs sailing for Hamburg on the Amerika. They were provided with accommodations in the re- frigerating plant aboard ship and special cakes of ice will be laid down for the dogs, just to keep them from being homesick. ANTICOERCION BILL TO PROTECT CONGRESSMEN Knocks Out Anti-Newspaper Amendments To Corrupt Practices Act GROCERIES GO BY WEIGHT. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU. Munsej Building. WASHINGTON, June corporations that seek to coerce mem- bers o fcongress are to feel the iron hand of federal authority. The intim- i idation, or attempted intimidation, of a member of congress, whether by an individual, firm, association, co-part- nership or corporation is to be made a penal offense. This announcement was made by the leaders of the house of representatives when an anti-coercion bill was added to the program of things to be accom- plished. The anti-coercion bill that has the approval of the house leaders is an idea of Representative John W. Boehne of Indiana, who drafted it and who will introduce it tomorrow. It is as follows: "It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, co-partnership or corporation, or any director, manager, superintendent, officer or agent of any such person or persons, firm, associa- tion, co-partnership or corporation to cause a suspension of the business of such person or persons, firm, associa- tion, co-partneiship or corporation, in whole or in part, or to threaten to cause such suspension for the purpose or with the intention of coercing, in- timidating, or with a view of unduly REPORT DEAN'S Bill Signed byGovernor at Once Of _____Infirmarv Directors COLUMBUS, O., June Govern- or Harmon is rapidly disposing of legislative bills and more than half of the 132 placed on his desk on ad- journment day have been passed upon. The governor vetoed two of the senate's anti-newspaper amendments to the Kimble coirupt practices bill and signed the balance of the mea- sure For the second time he vetoed the full switch crew bill by Repre- sentative 'Calvey. He also vetoed the Crawford bill requiring fast trans- poitation of live stock and the 'pub- lication section of the Dittmer bill to sell the abandoned Columbus can- al feeder. The Thomas bill requiring sale by weight or count of all groceries ex- cept bread was among those signed. It becomes effective immediately. Violations are punishable by a fine of to with to and three months in jail for subsequent offenses County infirmary directors sie wiped out through the Browder bill which was signed It heroines effective immediately, duties of in- flrmary directors being transferred fo county commissioners who are al- lowed a small increase in pay The senate is rebuked mildly by the governoi for its amendments, corrupt to practices kill the intended in twentv miles of- the city, has measure Section 30, requiting publi- caused a serious situation The sol-1 cation in twenty-four hours, under diers were prevented from beingj numerous restrictions, of denials by present ishen Madero reached here .candidates, is rejected as impossible, for fear they might revolt but were fails to indemnify a publishei for li- pac'fed with a promise that he would bel in the statement and violates reviow them tod a1- His inability to do so has resulted in threats ro march at once to the city where it is fear- ed their presence will cause serious trouble. the constitutional guarantee of a free press. Section 31 forbidding from a member of the a pledge legislatuie j would have been approved if limited to secret pledges, but as drafted v.ould have interfered wilh public candtidate's The third anti-newspaper To Crush Insurrection. EL PASO, June the o ing of Mexican troops for that purpose The> will be in charge of General Villjoen and will probably all arrive at San Diego by Monday morn- ing. Diaz Is Concerned. NEW YORK, June 9 Wireless dlspatchfes today Jfrom the steamer Xpiranga, on which Diaz is sailing lor Europe, reported him much im- proved in health. He was deeply concrned the news of the earth- quake in Mexico, hoping the casual- ties were not as heavy as first re- ported. Three Generations of Family Involved m Arson and Oth- er Serious Crimes. CHICAGO, June the notori- ous "fire ring" which hired its services to merchants who wanted their stores burned in order to collect the insur- ance had branches in scores of the leading cities of the United States in- cluding Cincinnati, is the discovery made here today by investigators for the board of underwriters. The mem- bers in all of the cities got a commis- sion on the amount of insurance col- lected from their flags. Charles L. Herr, alias Francis, cap- tured in Eureka. Cal., after a long chase by Ohio fire marshals and de- tectives, is wanted in Cincinnati, Herr Is the third generation of a family, police records show, involved in arson, and he is said to be one of the most successful fire-bugs in the country- The three generations of the family have police records which, disregarding ar- son, read like the moral law written in reverse. From a grardmother. who at 80 was charged with beirg not too in- flnn to burn her dwelling, and a father was hanged for murder, the list Tuns'to a son and a who are wanted in several states for various crimes, and to Brothers and who are serving time ia By Fi penalties for failure to safeguard machinery. By safe- guarding of elevator shafts. By for inspection of nursery stock and onGhards by board of agricuture By Giving fiie marshal power to condemn buildings on ac- count of defective wiring or gas fix- tures. By dairy and food commissioners power to inspect com- puting scales. By Lowry of Making teachers' certificates expire Sept. 1 following examination By county au- ditor as sealer of weights and mea- sures to make inspections outside of- fice. THREAT STORY TOLD BY LYNCH WITNESS NEWARK, O, June state rested Thursday afternoon in the James Richardson murder trial. The most important of the day's testimony was the recital of Levi Valentine, deal mute, under indictment for first de- gree murder for complicity in the Eth- 1 erington lynching, with which Rich- I ardson is accused. He denied he had I said to a physician that he had sesn Richardson take hold of the battering ram in the attack on the jail and that (he had seen Richardson stab Ether- ington. Later he confessed liis rej.- I son for the denial was that other I prisoners, already convicted and in 1 the reformatory, had threatened his life if he testified against Richardson. He then said he had seen the assault and the stabbing, after the detective had been dragged from the jail. The defense's motion that the case be taken from the jury and dismissed I was overruled at the conclusion of i the state's case. influencing any member of either house of congress to perform or not to perform any act or to pursue or not to pursue anv policy in his official capac- ity as a member. "Any person, firm, association, co- partnership or corporation or any di- rector, manager, superintendent, offi- cer or agent of any such person or per- sons, firm, association, co-partnership or corporation found guilty of a viola- tion of this act shall be fined not more tban five thousand dollars or impris- oned for not more than five or both, in the discretion of the court." i Mr. Boehne designed this bill as a check on the evil propensities of cor- porations that trj to hold the big stick over members of congress After he had drafted it he submitted it to Oscar W. Underuood. the democratic leader of the house, who e it his unre- i served approval. Speaker Clark also is in favor of the bill and its passage through the house, at least, seems cer- tain, either at this session or the regu- lar session next winter I Mr. Boehne savs that one of the most glaring examples of corporation wickedness is the tendency of capitalistic concerns, particularly the trusts, to try to dominate congress in particular matters of legislation by threatening such disasters as the clos- (Continued on Page 2) BRIBERY INDICTMENT REPORTED INDICTED GIRLS HELD WITHOUT BAIL FOR SHOOTING MILLIONAIRE STOKES; BIG SUITS PROMISED NEW YORK, June As Indicating the sensational developments expected in the trial of Lillian Graham arid Eth- el Conrad for shooting Millionaire W. E. D. Stokes, attorneys for the girls to- day stated they were prepared to show out bail on a charge of attempted murder, vied with each other in claiming credit for having shot the wealthy hotel man. It developed that Lilian Giaham has figured in a more or less sensational career on two continents, while Ethel Conrad achieved .considerable notoriety last September through an attempt which she made to shoot Charles Miller, a well known and wealthy young man of Plattsburg, N. Y. Three legal actions will probably result from the affair. Miss Graham said she intends suing Stokes through Martin W. Littleton, whom she has retained for that purpose, for defamation of character. The explanation made in Mr. Stokes' behalf was amplified by Police Inspector Russell, He said Mr. Stokes- had tdld detectives that Miss Graham called on him at the Hotel Ansonia a week ago and de- manded for some letters. When Mr. Stokes replied that he would not pay a nickel for the letters, it is al- Sandusky County Solon Who Led Fight For "Wets" Reported Held by Boodle-Probing Grand Jury Senator Thomaa A. Bean leged, she drew a pocket and declared phial from her she would kill herself. Mr. Stokes, however, wrenched the bottle from her. THE WEATHER that Stokes invaded their rooms, dis- guised as an Italian laborer. The case will come up in court Monday. Stokes is recovering rapidly at the Roosevelt hospital. Developments in the affair, which in many respects rivals the Thaw case in dramatic interest, came thick and fast. The igirls, arraigned in the West Side court and held with- Temperature at 7 a. m., 66 de- grees. Temperature one degrees. year ago, 60 Sun rises Saturday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, eight miles northeast Thursday afternoon. at 2.45 Partial Report Late Today Also Holds Four Representatives Of "Steering" Committee, Two Lobbyists and Two loan Agents, COLUMBUS, O.. June Thomas A. Dean, of Fremont, repre- senting the thirtieth senatorial district, who was called here today, pre- sumably as a witness, was indicted in connection with the bribery and" boodle probe of tj'ie Franklin county grand jury late this afternoon, it is understood here. Official' announcement has not been made, The report also returned indictments against four representatives, concerned In the first "steering" committee of the house; two lobbyists and two loan agents. The indictments, it is believed, are largely the result of- the testimony of Representative Evans. In addition to Dean, those in- dicted are: Rrr-2centatives George B. Nye, of Pike county, Frank J. Calvey of ahoga, Frank R. Gusweiler of Hamilton and Earl H. Irvin of Preble county; L. T. Miller of Akron and J. C. of Alliance, loan agents, who were" With Carnegie a Factor There Was Ruinous Price Cutting, Says Witness. WASHINGTON, D.'C., June masterful activities of Andrew Car- negie before the United States Steel corporation was formed were detail- ed today before the Stanley steel probe investigating committee by James Gayley, one of Carnegie's early associates. With Carnegie as an ev- er aggressive factor he declared the vario'us steel concerns would repeat- edly engage in ruinous competition and price cutting until they were al- most exhausted and then enter into price agreements that would enable them to recuperate, the people thus being forced to pay increased prices on steel to make up for the losses. Concluding his testimony late yes- terday, Judge Gary urged legislation to replace the Sherman anti-trust law so as to protect property interests and the people's welfare alike. "I said Judge Gary, "that this committee will take advantage of its opportunity to suggest legislation and use its influence to bring about the enactment of proper legislation cal- culated to properly protect the perty interests of the country, the in- terests of the government and thr (Continued on Page 6) concerned in the alleged bribery told of by Evans, and Harry Wilson and J. C. Maeder, lobbyists, of Cleveland. The grand jury did not adjourn jjut The grand juiy has just gone back in their room. Dean is here and is understood to have arianged bond but can't be located now. There seems to be some question about the Dean indictment. The report given out this afternoon is a partial one. It is understood that besides the in- dictments the jury will submit a writ: ten report that will singe with hot ac- cusations reciting at length some of the dangers that confront legislators when they gather here to conduct the state's business. Former Representative Evans re- turned to the city last evening and was the first witness put on the grilling stand this morning, to finish telling his story. Every precaution possible is being taken to prevent a leaiv in the grand Jury room, and it is next to im- possible to ascertain what is going to be done. Prosecuting Attorney Edward Turner announced this morning that even if a report is made today it will only be a partial one, and the mem- bers will resume their work next Mon- day. He declares he will keep the SAYS MOST WAYWARD GIRLS FEEBLE-MINDED EVENTS CAST SHADOWS. A WOMAN SENATOR? DENVER, Col., June were today announced whereby it is expected that Mrs. -Sarah Platt Decker will be nominated for United States senator from Colorado. This is possible un- der the Colorado laws and the women voters are confident they can secure her. election. NEW YORK, June a ma- jority of the wayward girls in thb United States are feeble minded and should be cared for in scientifically managed institutions is the sub- stance of the report made by medi- cal experts to the church mission of help today. The investigation was started to determine whether the church had! failed in preventing way- wardness in young girls. Of 113 cases examined, 58 were sub-normal mentally and should have been in- mates of institutions. Speaking of this, the report says- "These defective girls are allowed to be at large because the state in- stitutions for the feeble minded are too crowded to admit them." There are girls on the waiting list of the state charities aid associ- ation. Discussing the girls, the ie- port says: "The human craving for affection mnst find an outlet The more sub- normal a girl is mentally, the less able she is to discriminate between the true and the false. The feeble- minded, or low grade imbecile, is pathetically affectionate ami depend- ent and the more nearly a girl's men- tal condition approaches this, the more readily is she deceived by that show of affection which takes all j that a woman can give and in re- turn gives disgrace." grand jury in session just as long as there is a bit of evidence obtainable and that when he gets through there will be little left for any one else to bring out. It is said a secret meeting of men who had contributed to a legislative corruption fund was held In a hotel here yesterday. The prosecution knew of it, however.' Senator T. A. Dean of Fremont, was expected to go before the grand jury today. Earl Irvin of Preble county, member of the house's first steering committee, came in and was IE confer- ence with Attorneys C. E Belcher and John A. Connor, who represent legis- lators now under indictment. No motions to quash or demurrers the indictments against Senator Anr drews and Rodney J. Diegle have yet been filed, but it is expected they will be put in and argued Saturday. It is charged that there is duplicity In tne indictments; that the intent and pose to perform the alleged crime is imperfectly alleged, although that point was rejected in overruling the Nye indictment demurrer; that the in- dictments fail to give the history- ol the bills on which it is claimed that money was used; that DiegSs is charged with aiding and abetting several times although only one time is specified; that the indictments fait to state the contents of messages al- leged to have been carried by Diegle between detectives and legislators. Few Satisfactory Returns Of Personal Property In City Or County BIG BOOSTS ARE CERTAIN Hundreds In First Ward tied and Others Will Follow V Rapidly PHILADELPHIA. June 9. Al- With seven hundred taxpayers Inj :he first waid summoned to appear before the city beaid of tion and explain why there shxraKI not be substantial increases in thatr personal property returns, a record breaking attempt to place full he already possessed "the I on the tax duplicate distinction of being the most heavilj insured person in the world, Rod- man Wanamaker. son of John "Wana- maker. has added another to his life policies, making a of total been inaugurated. Few satisfactory returns have been made. It is estimated that when all the wards have been reviewed by the city board, a total of nearly three thou- sand persons will be asked to put in, an appearance. The increase in tha fcsty districts over last year's ap- praisements averaged but fifty per cent, and large additions are consid- ered both necessary and just. i As the county board of equaliza- i tion will not meet un'iJ Monday morning, its members have made no j definite plans as to their course of i action The increases made by tha j appraisers jn the country distrijctr m j n i n i r- 3A erased ninety per cent. While eon- Clyde COUple, Returning From sideraWe advances may be jby the board, and many persons sum- moned to appear, it is believed that the great increases will be made ia the city. There is no time limit set for tha completion of the tasks of the city Toledo, Struck At Grade Crossing TOLEDO. June Fuller, 20, a student at Culvert Military academy. and county boards. The city bosrdj s in session Thursdaj and Friday, and Miss Nellie Mason, IS, prominent j and is busy preparing 3 list of tax- residents of Clyde, were instantly kill- payers in the different wards, whose ed when an auto they were driving was i assessments are considered too low. struck by a Lake Shore passenger train "The state tax commission late Thursday at Milbury. Fuller's the main aim of the boards should body was hurled several hundred feet be to bring out full valuations.' said and that of the girl was carried on the j county Auditor Deist, who pilot of the engine. I fr0m Columbus Thursday night. Mr. Falter and Miss Mason had been in Toledo an-J were returaing home in Mr. Fuller's auto when t'aey struck the east bound Lake Shore fast mail No. C which runs over the northern divis- ion. Their machine was wrecked. Both iliss Mason and Mr. Fuller were promi- in Clyde. Mr. Fuller being the son of D. E. Fuller of the People's r bank. his trip he was accompanied by Miller. the city review, and saw the tax commission ditor of state. Auditors from Lucas. Seneca. Hancock, Wyandot, and Fulton counties were sent. The powers and dutiea of county taxing .NFW SPA PERI SFWSPAPFRI ;