Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
.A "i J ?v f 1 v .-V i v i I THE HOME PAPER. THE SANDUSKY STAB-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 174: OHIO FACES GREAT SCANDAL AS WORK OF PROBE STARTS Detective Burns Says Legislators Are Worst Grafters He Ev- er Encountered In His Experience As a Detective. Col, Diegle and Three Senators Now Under Fire, But Many More Are Likely To Be May Come Tomorrow. OOLUMBTie, May the arrival here today of Detective W. J. Burns, head of the detective agency that brought about the boodling ex- poses, and with the convening this forenoon of the grand jury, the prone in- to tae alleged wholesale bribery at the present session of the legislature Was gotten fairly under Detective Burns this morning declared that the members of the legisla- ture wltfc whom he had come in contact were the worst grafters he had ever run across In his entire career as a detective. He said: "The legislative boodlers here are the biggest and boldest grafters I fcave ever run across. Our evidence against the men, however, is complete and the grand jury report will show that the corruption was most wide- ipread in both branches of the legisla- ture. "They have been at It ever since tne session began and kept it up to the date that the expose was made." The grand jury began work this morning and scores of men prominent in politics were called. Judge Blair, of Portsmouth, was an important out- of-town witness. Wayne B. Wheeler, superintendent of the anti-saloon league, was another. Speaker Vining, who was first in on some of the evi- dence, declared, "It Is worse than I dreamed of" Governor Harmon was the first witness examined by the grand jury af- ter the noot recess. The nature of his testimony la A partial report of the grand jury Is expected tomorrow and arrests will follow Immediately. rs of the general ager, J. G. Butler Columbus- J ilieved, by E. Druraheller, Perry township farm- today to HOW DICTAPHONE AND CAMERA ARE SAID TO HAVE SECURED EVIDENCE OF BRIBERY AGAINST DIEGLE AND LEGISLATORS BRIGHT PROSPECT FOR SETTLEMENT THE WEATHER Foreiast: Fair tonight frost tonight ie at 7 a. m 35 and de- Temperature one year ago to- dav 54 Sun n-.e ra and i aid Time ni -velocity for 24 noon today 36 15 Monday after- at 4 :G a. at C -'9 p. m. (Stand- aaclnmu, 11 IS C democrats, will try have the assembly adjourn until the present investigation by the grand jury is completed. An effort will be made to put through this plan this af- ternoon. Untess every sign fails, Ohio Is to- day facing one of the greatest politi- cal scandals that ever disgraced any state anj no one can be found who will even venture a dare as to where It all end. White Sergeant-at-arms Diegle, Senators Cetone, Huffman and Andrews and Representative Nye are now-ln the limelight, many others are to be Involved, It Is now said. It is now evident that the where the detective! worked veritable trap, with the dictaphone reporting every word of conversation to a stenographer. Thlj stenograph- er had a chance to >ee the men also, and had a chance of recognizing their voices. It Is also hinted that the camera was called into play to good use, and some of the pictures taken will be well worth going miles to see. Just where the entire matter is to end Is hard to say. That more than a score of legislators are Involved aeems certain. The cases wjll be all tried in Columbus and Franklin coun- ty jurors who have never hesitated at their duty when called upon in state jraft cases will decide the fate of those Implicated. OoTernor Harmon is the most pleas- ed man In Columbus, although he Is the ereSit for "letting the cat out of the bag" regarding the work of the detectives but it is claimed that he thought enough had been caught al- ready in the network of the Detectives. The personnel of the grand Jury that began the investigation today is as follows: David E Major, forman, Ohio State University professor; James Caittam, Lockbourne, farmer; J. B Perry township, farmer; Har- mon Fritz, Brown township, farmer; Rekert Michel, assistant general m'an- DETECTIVE TELLS OF ALLEGED DIEGLE DEAL COLUMBUS, 0., May the name of Col. R. J. Diegle, of Sandusky, eergeant-at-arms of the senate, was used by %he Burns de- tectives freely in their allegation that he was the "go-between" in bribery deals it did not break in- to print until late yesterday. Diegle denies the charges. He everything will be explained at the proper time and that the wfeole affair is the work of bung- ling detectives. The detectives claim they will con- See Better Chance To Put Big Measures ities Vote Delayed. COLUMBUS, O., May assemblymen today declare that the bribery revelations of the past three days will prove a big boost for pro- gressive legislation. They eay that if nothing else is accomplished by the scandal, it will tend to make smoother sailing for progressive bills now that all graft is certain to be eliminated: The legislators are talking today of the effect of the expose on Governor Harmon and the democratic adminis- tration. Opinions vary as to whether the administration will receive credit for the light thrown on the grafting In the assembly or be discredited along with the assembly in the eyes of the people. "It will surely be a great thing for progressive said Senator Stockwell of Cuyahoga county. "It is bound to react along this line. It may- be a grand thing for Harmon, too. It will at least show that he has been handicapped by the crooked legisla- tors' dealings." Progressive legislators figure out that the senators and representatives mixed up in the graft expose will lose some of their enthusiasm in fighting progressive legislation hereafter They likewise figure that the elimination of bribes will do much in aid of decent and progressive bills The vote on the utilities bill sched- uled for this afternoon. postponed until Wednesday. Senator Stockwell tried tc amend the measure so as to live cities home rule in granting fran- cBltef, but the amendment lost 6 to Stoclorell declared platform, pledges of both parties were being violated and tke special Interetta fa- Tored. IOWn" Point out that they paid Dr. Nye his Columbus contractor; ParTer Sff HOO about April 1, and that he did not turn any money over to ship, farmer; Mack he had becoe Wilson pS thaj Dr' __i ucnuiici, r leae, wnt. tn ttr-cfnt mnnpv hut thpt at township; Wesley J. Cfeiumbus, ex-deputy clei court. was ready to accept money, but that jje was trying to "double-cross" F. A. supreme Harrison, one of the detectives, bj That a legislative inquiry into con- splitting a part of his money with ers. The purpose searchlight on assembly l to throw Eet tlle tne house. This the to be divided among the different aside from the Nye came to are not indictable offenses and cannot anrt L, be cured by criminal prosecutions. (Continued on Page 6} NOT ft PICNIC PARTY LACROSSE, Wis., May 2 Prank A. Scott, of Alberta, with her two pairs of twins and three sets of triplets, all under five years of age, handed Conductor Frank Jarvis on the Milwaukee road one first-class ticket for all in her journey to Oklahoma to join her husband. The conductor was finally convinced that it was not a Sunday school picnic and allow- ed the family to proceed. me and said that he could handle the A bill for 'That will leave he said, 'and if you help me get it, I'll split with you.' "Nye said that 'it would be neces- sary to buy 25 or 30 members, and that the others would be whipped in- to line "How about that Harri- son asked Nye. 'We don't need was the an- swer. 'We can .get along without him. I can handle him. It Isn't necessary to go after him; he's too high-priced, anyway' "I'll tell you Nye's opinion of the governor and the house, in his own words. 'The governor is a he said 'And that house is the limit. Why, we have better men attending the Pike county democratic conven- tions than there are in the house' He meant that they were men of nn abil- ity. "It is ail very well for Dr Nye to turn the money to the speaker, but maybe what Diegle told us will explain that. "Diegle came to my room this bj Detecthe he was suspicious. 'I know you're all he said to me, 'but who Is this man Berry? I'm not so sure about him.' (Continued On Page Three) City and Lake Shore Nearer Agreement In Grade ing Matter. VICTORY FOR COUNCIL IN DIVISION OF COSt As Had Been Told In The Star- Journal, Company Made Big Concession. Several Hundred Men Landed From American, French, British And German Vessels BODIES OF DEAD UNBURIED Congress In Session A Month and Results Can Easily Be Listed. WASHINGTON, May having just completed the first month of the extra session, a Nummary of the situation today, shows: House met twenty days. Senate met ten days. House in session 95 hours and seven minutes. Senate in session 14 hours and 25 minutes. House organized committees in seven days. Senate committees just organized. House passed four big measures. Senate has passed no important measure. Bills passed by house provide for Canadian reciprocity, direct election of United States senators; public1 Canton Shops Are Closed And Famine Pi ices Prevail As Rebellion's Checked, Representative Nye is the man who caused the arrest of the de- tectives for bribery. The dia- gram shows how the detectives used a dictaphone or diaphone to take down what legislators said when visiting the Burns men in their rooms. A telephone appar- atus concealed beneath a couch carried the conversation to a sten- ographer in an adjoining room. Hpre, tpe detectives allege, deal- ings were had with Col. Rodney J. Diegle, Sandusky man. who is ser- geant-at-arms of the senate and is named as the "go-between." HATTIE LE BLANC SWEARS MRS. GLOVER ST. JOHN'S. N. B., May Le Blanc, the young girl acquitted at Cambridge, Mass, in December of killing Clarence F. Glover, her employ- er, has made a new sensational affida- vit here to the effect that Mrs. Lil- lian M. Glover offered Hattie Le Blanc's brother. Toby Le Blanc, a sum of money not named to kill her hus- band. The statement was at once sent to Cambridge, it was read as part of a deposition before the su- preme court, where a jury is hearing the evidence in a contest over Glo- ver's will. The property of the de- ceased was all left to his widow and Seymour Glover, a brother of the dead man. Mist Blue that la iu- ASHTABULA, May jjcre last night bv a 70-mile gale the oOO-foot wooden lighter Prosrress with ight men on board is today in danger of going to pieces on a sand bar three of hundred yards off shore. TheAshtabula tion, and reapportionment of con sional districts. House today engaged in final 'Icbata on farmers' free list bill, iv li c-h will be passed this week Senate today preparing commit- tee work on house b'lK is ex- pected to be slow. The senate di'f ored that the big committee on ablic expenditures, which it tUimpd would save the 3 a year, has cd from its committee list. (Continued on Page 6) life saving crew is standing by should the vessel start to break up and will try to rescue the lighter's crew. Fear Five Perished. MILWAUKEE, May a se- vere gale blowing and a heavy sen running life savers are trying to reach the wreck of a two-masted- schooner that lies a mile and a half out m Lake Michigan off White Pish Bay. It is beftpved the entire crew of not less than .five men have per- ished. HEARS SERMON, SEES WRONG IN BARE-LEGGED DANCE, TELLS IT HAPPENED NEW YORK, Mav X of Syracuse, who used to be a Congre- gational prparher in Oklahoma City and Kansas Citv, admitted today that he was no longer the manager for Countess Thamara de Suirsky, a Rus- sian barelegged dancer to hear his old friend, the Rev. Newell Dnight Hillis. preach last Sunday morning and became convinc- ed that it was not right for a danrer to disport herself before the public in the garb of a mid-African belle. Wither his impressions to the countess. For reply she dasheil a glass of ice in his face As a second manifc-Etjiion of hei .irnstic tempeiament she vanknl the tahle cloth from thp ta'ilo HIU! caused a breakage of some dollars' As a third argument in f.uor of unadorn- ed limbs, she swept luughtily to her rooms. The countess insisted she not seeking publicity hy her outbreak and as proof of her she furnished one of her pho'os. taken a la lace curtain, to the papers HERE IS WHY COUNCIL "INVITED" THE MAYOR gust. 1909, three months before Glover was killed, she overheard a conversation between Mrs Clover and Toby Le Blanc, witness' broth-! er. in which Mrs. Glover asked Le Blanc if he would kill 'Glover if she would pay him for it. Le-1 Blanc, according to the re-j plied he would not and that if Jlrs Glover wanted any killing done> she would have to do it herself. i Glover was murdered in his laundry, where Hattie LeBlanc tes-! titled she had gone to meet him. She! afterward hid under a bed at the Glov-! er home for three -days, the end of which time she was arrested. Her defense was that she was Innocent and she accused the widow of Uie det. should ha'.f attended a nieeiiny so iranoitam a mailer was bomp up He declared that connc-il Canted the max oi to be on hand so that he could not spy that things hemsr done 'behind his back fie intimated well1 The cat is out of the! Then Councilman Ohlem.ichei toM bag body knows now what' council that hp thought major council wanted of Mayor I.ehrer at Monday night's council meeting Coun- cilmen wanted him to hear the grade crossing question discussed, so City Dad Ohlemacher declared Monday Ulltl> ,Ir night that the mayor was failing The major, as he indicated in state-1 to his business. ments during the past few davs. vvas1 the major vvhrit hp was not present, despite thp fact that he wanted for here1" asked Councilman had been requested to attend the meet- Holzaepfel. He informed that it ing Everything went along serene was not statpd in the communication and lovelv in his absence and theiCity Solicitor asked for councilmen who have long been an opinion, declared that he did uoti swords'points with the chief executive believe it almost forgot about to specify what matter yas to be HONG KONG. May entire foreign quarter of Canton is- todav under guard of several hundred ma- rines from the foieign vessels. The nipu have posted rapid fire guns and it is believed they can protect the lives Toreigners. Two United States two French vessels, a Ger- man ship and four British warships arc also standing bv. Rebellion, brigandage and anarchy aie stalking through the western half of Kwangtung province, murdering, pillaging and burning. The loyal troops are fighting desperately to ciui.li the the seriousness of which Is revealed in further dispatch es from Canton Wu Sum, a Chinese who was edu- cated in Japan and has adopted the dress of westein countries, is the leader of the revolt against the Man- chu dynastj'. The brigand chief, Luk of Shuntak, Is at the head of a horde of outlavvs whose object is robbery and murder. Following the standards of these two men are anarchist groups, to whose purpose the present outbreak lends itself most advantageously. These combined forces have thrown themselves with fanatical disregard of ihcir own lives against ttie troops, and since the first outbreak Thurs- day night much blood has been shed. Official advices and the refugees ar- riving from Canton confirm tthe sinis- ter reports. Bodies of the slain lie In the streets of the cltj-. Famine prices are asked for food stuffs and tlie shops generally! are clospd. In the panic there have been fpw at- tempts to bury the dead and thp stench from fllls the air. The the decomposed bodies of 'Canton, who took lefuge on a gunboat after his palace was burned, has ordered troops to pur- sue the rebels In the country. The gates of Canton are closed and 110 one is allowed to entei. WASHINGTON, D C, May other U. S. gunboat is needed at Can ton, China, at once, according to cablegram received today from Con- sul General He saj-s the revolution is prarthallj ended but liat the lives of foieigners still in danger WHAT COUNCIL WANTS 4 Agreement by which any op all of five grade croisingi, rumely, Columbus avenue, Hayei avenue, Hancock street. Campbell street and Camp street, can be abolished any time within next five yeart, the city to pay only 25 per cent of the cost instead of ligal 35 per cent. Thorough understanding as to 5 streets which L. S. M. S. wants city to vacate. WHAT L. M. 3. WANTS Right to cross city streets with additional tracks. Right to extend and rebuild Tlf- fin avenue bridge. The vacation by Vie city of whit the company says are the ends" of nine streets and one alley. The city of Sandusky and the L S. M. S. Ry. Co, are nearer ad agreement with regard to the abolish- ment of grade crossings in than at any time since last summer when negotiations were opened. At the meeting of the city council day evening, C. C Handy and W ffi Guerm, jr., counsel for the road, wert present, the former preaentei the company's offer, and the two ildes came close to an agreement, mlthoBgff- several small hitches prevented" informal ratification of the tgreemtat. Attorney Handy will present the council's demand to his officials while councilmen will, before the next meeting, look into the mat- ter of the vacating of certain and submit their findings to Sollst.' tor Steineinann. He will likely a report for the next regular xnMtfcti of the city dads and it lookf brUu for a ratification of a satUfaetari agreement at that time. As was stated in the Star-Joumjt weeks ago, the company Is ready willing to agree to stand an addition- al ten per cent of the cost of ing the Columbus and grades. The company goes further, t On the abolishment of the avenue grade, fte L. S. ft M. 8. wffl agree to the city standing tat 15 per- cent of the cost so that the diTlrtoa of expense will be distributed u tot' lows: L. S M. S., 425 per B. O., 32.5 per cent; city, K per cent The one big hitch on the program now, is over the city's demand that five grade crossings ne included 'a" the five year agreement. CoiniMt Handy held out against this, claim- ing the city has all along only evinced" a desire for the separation of two at Columbus and Hayes The councilmen, howerer, Insist that the people of Satidusky given the opportunity to abolish either of the other three at Hancock. Camp and Campbell time within the period allowed 'or the abolishment of. the first named- (Continued on Page 6) NHW YORK. Ma> 2 Abe Brill o. manufactmen, of hish grade women's apparel, was lohhed between Saturday night and Monday morning ot goods valued at ami not so much as a clew has been found by -ho police FLYNN EXPECTED TO REFORM DETECTIVES CLEVELAND. Mav Georg; ian Young Pittsburg girt who- is sueine: millionaire James W. ugan oi this city for alleged; breach of promise, fainted away in the coiut room toelny after taking the wit- ness stand anil dettMns all of the a3-' s.iult-' that made upon her i harjcte- 1- is ?cted that argu- ments ui the use ivill begin late to- d.iv ami that it nil! be given to the? jurj tomorrow slight. Just as they were getting ready U. adjourn. Councilman Ohle- macher recalled the fact that the may- or had not put In appearance. He taken up "Is there any penalty for his fail- ure to asked Councilman, Donahue. Then "in a lower voice he asked Clerk Loth if the may-1 was heard to say. or had been requested u> attend. "We should 'soak' him if there is.' tainly was." said Clerk Loth. i Laughter followed Councilman "Handed him tie letter myself" said I Donahue's remarks and it became a closed incident. NEW YORK, May J. F'v un. who recently resigned as deputy commissioner of the New York police department announces that he will revolutionize the New York detective department. His plans have not even been hinted at He is one of the best-known pplice officials in toe coun- try and was until about a year aso a member of the United States secret MIViM. Drop of 37 Degrees In Tern- perature As Cold Wave Passes Lake Region. With the temperature dowi to at 7 a. m, a drop of S" Ertf. from Mondaj. fruit IT- nnil gardeners nere alaniml TueMlaj." The weatner predicts a frost Tuesday ilfkt and shoulii toN be Terr teary, Uii> damage would probitily MTJ emit as tke (rait an jn-t blossoming. A drop m temperature of forty greps in the next tnpnty-four is predicted by the weather onwv Washington for the Ohio .valltf all that part of the state to ibv lake region. Froat it atoa dieted and It Is feared heavy will be done to all vefttabtem, and crops in the atatc. Fruit growers are bnaaf clouds and wind dmtaf Such eondlUaM WOoH ty tntt. iNEWSPAFERr NEWSPAPER!