Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
THE HOME PAPER. 1 I TODAY'S NEWS TO THE SANDUSRY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY MAY SENSATIONAL DISCLOSURES IN BRIBERY SCANDAL EXPECTED LAST EDITION NUMBER 173 At Least Twenty Members of The General Assembly Now Al- leged To Have Accepted Money For Votes On Bills. Burns Detectives, Whose All est Caused Sensation, Will Place Evidence Before Giand Directs Attnmey General To Aid Probe, COLIMBIS O Ma} Ohio legisl itme ib todav facing a sneer. Ing gnnd jurv investigation foi alleored In! on diinn the present session following the arrest of three Burns delecuves for bnbing Rei lesentative George B who caused their irrebt I o 1 tv devcloied lhai Countv Prosecutor Tuinei has been working hind in hind v th the thiee detei lives and the evidence they have se uied will be Uken bt'oie thi Fianklm county grand jury tomorrow morning That boodlmg charges will he preferred against no less than twentv leg 1 Waters when the grand jurj convenes is the decl u itiou lodaj of the de I tectives In addition they assert that fullv twice that numbei mav later be into the No names vet made pubhc c in the bribery probe is the Dean DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TO PRESS BRIBERY PROBE Gov ei nor Haimon has detailed Utorney f enenl Hoean lo in the work offerreting ou' the legislators who accepted money from special m terests lo push through and vote on bills that would aid these mteiesis KNOWS OF NO WRONG The grand jury of Franklin county through the prosecuting attorney an ticjpatmg the end of the vvoik of the detectives his been hid m session foi more thin two weeks and today sub luenaes ait being issued for a scoie or more of the members of the two brpnches of the legislature to aopear T-BeEfeA-jnormng There will be 10 lesisl mveitigation Speaker in Ing Gov Harmon and Lieutenant Gov ernoi Nichols all being opposed to anv action being taken by which the guilty could escipe the penalty of the law and in the mea time Ohio is facing one of the greatest sensations in its history one that promises to that the present general assembly is one of the most corrupt that evei attempted to do business in Ohio it is alleged IT they had given us another week we would have run it o! rhonej Such is the declaration of Detectue Harrison emplojed by the Merchants Association to find out how manj 'Jiembers of tie piesent general as semblj could be purchased and how many had alreadv sola their votes Ihe detectives employes of the Burns Detective Agenc> had an unlimited amount of money back of them but even this would 1m e been insufficient tor their needs according to Ham son At least twenty membeis of the two branches have accepted money of FOR THE DEAN BILL Maine, Esti- mated at In Business Section. THREE PERSONS PERISHED Blaze Now Under Control After Sweeping Big Homeless BANGOH Maine May 1 the fire which last night wiped out the business section of the citv entailing a loss of 000 000 killing three peo- ple and lenopiing 2 oOO homeless is optometry bill According to re ports the bill was passed by the senate on a reconsideration foi lowing work by the lobby Then It si imbered in the judiciary committee of the house until one nrght it is alleged the lobby gave a "party1 and the next day "those who were able signed a report" The bill has not yet passed the house The bill is being pushed by the Ohio Association of Opticians of which Edwin L Jones of this city is secretary Twenty six states now have similar laws 'It is all news to me" said Mr Jones Monday, with reference to the lobby talk "While I have been in Columbus I am not on the legislative committee tjhis year I do not believe there has been any wrongdoing I never heard of any 'party'" SUNDAY BALL BILL NOT YET DECIDED Charles F. Leach, Deposed Cleveland Customs Collector, Wants Damages CHICAGO 111 MAY F Leach who was deposed as collec tor of customs at Cleveland todav filed a damige suit against Secretary of the Treisurv Leach sajs McVeach libeled him in charging that he permitted goods to go through the Cleveland custom house without the dlltv being paid The suit is one ot the very few that have ever been brought against i cab met offitei in connection with his of fiual duties Mrteagh who is also a wholesale grocer here is a, million- aiie In his suit Leach says he w as col- lector of customs at Cleveland for 13 jcars and had three more weeks to serve when McVeagh had President Taft oust him COLUMBUS May Harmon ______________ will this week reach a decision on the! I IIRF OF THF QTflPC hill tul11- ul OIHUC g Sunday baseball He has called a conference for dav with the Ameiiean Civic Reform CINCINNATI May two legislators solicited bribes for their votes for the Dean liquor bill was the charge today Of Representative W D Alexand er, of Hamilton county, who was active in the fight for the bill the detectives and have made good their word to oppose bills befoie the present genera! assemWs he savs It will require my men a week to tell what they know to the giand jury and Vr6 have it all down readv for them he added I never ran across a more crooked bunch of men In my life and there wll be the great est sensation that ever happened when all is known Representatives of Pike counts caused the arrest of Ihe detec lives Sunday morning declared that the members of the house aie woise than the voters of Pike count) and you can buy rnobt of them F S Harrison A C Bailev and Da' Berrj the thtee detectives arrest- ed were todav bourd over to the gland under 000 bond vvhirh theji gave They weie auaigned in police court this motiiiL., and pleau ed not guiltv It today developed that the probe Into the legislative bondling was brought aboiu tiv local nianufartureis and merchant-, who became disgusted at the repeated demands n ade on ano lenapiing z ouu nomeiess is UQt uie jiiueiicin (jivic Ketorm still burning fleicelv today announce union and otheis opposed to the bill ment was made this morning that the After hearing their argument he will cily will at once be rebuilt his decision If the governor is now undei full contiol but it will dots not veto the bill it will become probably require the entne daj to ex a law May 8 BOVvLIXG GREPN O Mav 1 Former State Senator R. A Beattj was unconscious for half an hour was eating its wav northeily up and received serious biuises about the Broad and Exchange sticetg on either face left shoulder and side when he fe" to the brick pavement heie when alighting from a car (Continued on Page tmguished Half an Kour after the first alaim had been sounded ncarh a dcwen buildings -vere in flames and the fire side of Kenduskoag stream In its pathwav were banks office buildings the public librarv nul othtr struc tines all of which were reduced to ashes The citj -was soon shut off from tel ephonip communication bv the bum ing of the central office of the New England Tekphone Telegraph Co and calls for help from Portland Lewr- iston and Augusta were sent out bv the wire chief uf Hie join pany wha climbed a pole snd cut into a trunk line The telegraph offices weie both burned during the earlv stages of the conflagration There were varying reports as to the spot where the fire originated Several alarms were sounded almost at the samp instant In addition to the fire at the coiner of Broad and Exchange streets firemen found a. blare in a bicv cle repair shop m the rear of the telephone office Both fires spread with such npidlty that the firemen w or girl w mis, Tints something north trv ing to secure isntlf There are hun- dreds of bovs, and g rib who should md doubtliss will be interested m this ofler Bi inkb have been prepared and mav be secured bj ..nvone who c ills it the Si ir Journal oftup These blanks will m sicurmg new biibscnbcrs md mav be hllid out md tuined in lo thi of fici Thifligb ire now reidv foi distribution thus jiving plenlj of time to prepare for Decoration d ij THE WEATHER Forecast Showers and thun del storms this a ternoou and to- nighl colder to light Inesdav showers and colder Temperau re at 7 a m 64 de grees Temperature one vear ago 63 degrees M iximum w md velocity for 24 hours ending at noon todav lb miles seathwest at 0 JO Monday morning TOPIC nas still a question "Mondaj nether 01 not Major Lehrer woulc ;tend Mondaj night s council meet ng Mondaj morning the mavor de ared Out he still Knew nothing as what council wanted of him ami jonsequentlj it wasn t ould be on hand likslj that he It became known to the major also at counralmen declared that the law quiied his attendance at the meet g While admitting that he had re- ived a written request to be oresent e savs it was not specifically stated tiat matter was to be taken up and e construes the statute to require uncil to be specific in that respect Section 42o4 of the statutes reads follows The major the directors and the veral officers herein provided all attend the meetings of council len speciucallj requested bv coun to do so answei at such time lestions put to any of them bj anj ember of the council relative to the ffairs of the citv under their respec ve management and contiol The majoi sli ill make such recommenda tions in writing to the council for the welfare as to him seems wise Situation In Canton And Large Becomes More Serious. One Lost Part of One Stabbed In Face, a Third Hit On Head. FOUR ARE ARRESTED, OTHERS MAY BE HELD Cnares Arising From Sunday N ;nt Disturbance May Be Senous, It Is Said. Hbat appears to haie been a ternhc battle royal, took late huniiav evening: near the sa- loon 01 John t.. Niedenhater, cor. nir 01 Xuuroi and Pearl streets. VI liast a dozen i (imhatailts tre lo hjTe taken part in the fight and knives, mortar trowels anil linikv were anioug the weapons known to have been ased. Otto 3s, was stabbed In the fuci nitti a knife, while Us er. 7kmke, It, was struik m the head with a Iinik. John flrrnig, 82, had portion of his nose severed by m nia-on's trowel said to hare bee> wielded by Otto Zlemke. The lat- ter claims it nernlg who stabbed him m the face. 1 he thi ee men named together Carl KauQinan w ere the onlj ones restid the others making their es- cape It is said that several of thosa who got away were, badl} beaten Dp or slashed MAY iniM DTWniT1 Omce the only policeman oa III HI ritVULI the scene had his hands fjll but he managed to get four of the Tn ho tr, lhe namesof nianv of theothera l u ue I duel I lu learned and thej will all be called 'as witnesses if not arrested later. the tour men who were taken, in custodv now simply charged with fighting the authorities intimate that more serious charges will be pro- HUMJ KONG Mav hundred against the men While tin rebels have been killed bv the Cnmese luaitet made manv charges and coun- gui boats vhich shelled the towns of t" charges against each other, they Sam Slim en Chow and W oo Chnw Pleaded not guiltv' to tho fighting all of which hovvevsr have been sack change when arraigned in mayor's ed by the rebels and paitiallj bun eourt Monday morning Mayor Lehrer ea At Shuntlne the prefect of po 'flveli encn nian s bond at 1100 lice has been killed and at San Shin two and Kauffman secured a i----- toe necessarv amounts but was still in Jail at noon The men art to have a hearing Thursday moraine. The arrests werra made shortly 11 o clock Sundav night 411 of men reside in the West Bod That the men in the fight had been Hong Kong For Protection At Hand _ magistrate has been shot down At Canton the lebtls are now tlueaten ng to burn the entire citv Consuls .hroughout the Cantonese district are today prepaiing to send all foreign residents to this cit> for piotection Seven foreign gunboats are anchoied off Sharmen readj to laud sailors If drinking is said to be known tha V.H.UJ vvf muu sailors IL -mm utJ KUOWH w> UW needed The American, gunboat ipollce but w hat caused the row not mmgton is amonc them 'known the fight lasted. It WM A desperate condition of affairs is a disgraceful bloody affair Aagual reported at Canton The e >00 soldiers within the walls heie is gieat feir that many of these will piove disloval If it appearb t'nt he rebels aie about to gain the uppei iZiemke was so badlv mauled that and clothes were torn from his body It woa necessarv for him to secure a new pair of trousers to make a presentable appearance in police court Monday HE JUST CAN'T BEHAVE. FOB DIRECT FLECTIO> TTaT tea- ate committee on jiulirmrj today recommended for passage the res- olnflon to a Tdte of the states a constitutional amendment for (DC direct election of tinted States senators. The resolution has already passed the house. STAR JOURNAL BUREUT Munsey Building WASHINGTON Max 1 itor Sh velv of Indiana ha introduced in the United States senate a bill that probably will be the democratic pro grom for building up the merchant I deep sea tiaffir and not to the coast wise tnle Senator Shivclv s ref crence was for a fiee ship bill applv iing to all vessels bit there was a I question as to whether a hill which goes that far could pass and the sen" toi modified hi-, original bill so as to attract Ire p oat st nors blp At his rem est it was referred to the committee on cnmmeup A smiln bill will he introduced in the house ard the democratic partv will be rre pared to deal with th" subject of ship ping legislation The chances for the j assaee o' legislation fa'hercd bv Senate- Iv or something verv similir 'o it are good O car W I nderwood marine It ,s lhe first" bill on the sub I fT f" Ject emanating from the democratic, Bide since the democrats assumed con aallloned "line wiP pas tne trol of congress m the lower branch I T nn niajori v and it blazes ihe wav for a new demo "11 of the cratic plan of putting Amencan com 'mu'-h more favoraole than would appear at first blush the reactionar ies will be against i' n all pro! abil it> there is likely on the hand to be verv strong support for it amons senate insurgents merce on the high seis The bill is notable in that it do- not provide for the pavrnent of a pennv out of ttie United Stales treas ury In the form of a ship subsidy It Joes away with the lubsidv idea en Brely Briefly eneakms it is a free (Lip bill except that it applies to the (Continued Oa Page Two) FIND HEADLESS BODY OF MISSING DOCTOR hand morning The rebels are strong 1n numbers The ai thorities will make a tnor- and have cained on thiii vvoil of ile ough probe of the affair Thev are de- tiuition with fanatical biavc- 1 m that Sunday disturbances nade an attack upon the provincial caused bv drunken biawlers shall nol lienai but wirt upibed Iv the I be encouraged and if the facts as re- roops under loval officers Manv of ported to the police in this case are. he revolutionists were killed wliilpifounrt to bp co r-rt an erample will some of them fled to an unoccupied he snt for others m the action taken ice store and built a will m this c se hundreds of bags of rice The troops toi nd great difficult) in assaulting the barricade on ing to bombs which the rebels threw with great accuracv Finally the s-toie was set on tire hile the tioops lemamed at sonic distaiB leek to escape the flames Ihntv'o moie of the rthels were burned to Ceath while otheib committed -uicuie Inth their revolvers rather than be taken Thert been a gathtrmg at Can ton latelj of those opposed to the Manchii chnastv A fn davs ago sevtral bundled ai rived from Hoii; Kong The plot to overturn gov rrnmuit vv is betraved and the liaci cis of tin movement lhe vico- rov bodvguaid to Join forces and kill the Manchus This the bodvginr refused to do the resu't that when the att i k was n a IP upon tie ofli Ml rosidcnen of tlit vueiov a f" v -n a-o the levolutioni s win outtd PRFMONT 0 Miv 1 it oh J ai lei S cnt of the fpw ot th wai died it his loin 1 PIP wheit hi had lived snue Ist4 _ 1 police are tochv contiont d with of the most tafdii murder and decapitation rnvsterlci, on reioid followins; the dis- coverv bv three bovs of htadlcse bodv of Dr Wm Gray aged 7 bun d in the mud at the bottom of Rock Crvih Oiav disappeared from a locil ho-pital March 1 with a, laig sun if moiiiv No tiace of him co ild hi foun 1 until the three inearthed Ins mutilited his morev ard watch miising PENNSY SHOP MEN START BIG STRIKE lTTilTRr Mav 1-4 general n of ten tl o isand Pennsylvania rihon! s 10 11 en it western Pecnsvl- nii v n ill d this morning It it ti ii the nke will spread to Ohio and adjoining statea Sard nckers o eratme in Sand i k Piv pi a thousan 1 fp r a wav from IK ihore ot ihe Cedar I out jpnin nia iccor line: to in im or 11 lection ban Ie1 down bv Tulee Kppci i ommon co trt Mon lav rr mine Thp outcome of the suit is a vie torv fo" tl-e Rpsirt com an which some time ago hioikht sit William Hendncksoii an 1 the Hick eve lake Sand com; an t) enjo n ron suckm and m ir the m'-ula T'l iktve I ike c m I ii v in istine of Ti Mp er an 1 tdwarl Ohlem ichpr it a fight asainst tht makini. ot flu. injunc I tion perm meat lo-t out torn] letel> I bv Judge RpeJ s d i iMon Not onh is the Rucktve Sand com panv a loser bv tho holding bui a list case which will a ivp its on ihe actions of other sandsuclsers is established Attorney B Star bird representing the defendants sa Mondav morning that he did not know whether the case be appealed and it is vtrr doubtfu1 if such action will be taken law dm of Kins ft Ramser tho Rwort compan> 1 In his sim T ulge Reed declar- <-d that the n-hts of the" property (w iei WUP s tc those of the owners of ve d m this instance The co irt states that it was bv h evidence that crro ion or dimmut on ot the shorn li e wfib due to the operations of s rdsu kers Contini UK the court declared that the testimoiiv showed that prior to 1104 then considerable tion to th line of the peain. s la due to th" action of wind aa4 v ate- taa time Hie sandsach became at ive destroying and actuillv carrviug awav part the shore une according to the AMI sion VccorditiK to the testimony of witnesses at the ni) feet was taken off the of the peninsula in p tween the government dock Bush point The court even if this WM to wind and water, u fendants ihe natural land br cording, to th.h.w.