Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
"i I THE HOME PAPER. _THE__S_AN DU SKY S TAR -JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR DIEQLE IS HEfD ON INDICTMENT Grand Jury Resumed Boodle Probe Today After Causing Ar- rest of Six Men, Who Gave Bail, And Bigger Sensa- tions Are Promised SANDUSKYf-OHiO, THURSDAY, LAST EDITION Accused Men Prepare to Fight And Declare Their Innocence Nye Will Be The First To Come To Tiial Anl Others Will Follow Rapidly COLUMBIA, 0., May 4-With Detective Burns' assertion that sensations are yet to come, the indictment of three senators two represen atlves and Sergeant-at-arms Diegle, of the senate, and thei arrest and release on bonds aggregating S4C.OOO, everybody ,s wonderm- today when the lightmng will stnke next. Everybody edge" and the nervouse strain is appaient. When the legislature convened this morning with all the md.cted mem nra ,h ye> the ReV' R'ebel m the in the prajed that the members be "filled with disgust to, all eul and dis honest things'. ,n the senate the Rev. Haddo.v asked diune guidance "to keej) us from the temptations that ensnare us With the decision of County Prosecutor Turner at noon todav to ad Jonrn the grand jury that is probins the iegmlatne boodlmg until it became know that indictments against Uo more senators will be re juiTtoda time' for these piesented to the grand Arrangements were completed for Representative Xye to be tried Mav it. me trials of the others will follow immediately thereafter Repre- sentative Lowry, indicted yesterday, wept-today wheu liunresentative Hat- liff made an eloquent plea for him m the house All of the men seem determined to fight. The penalty if they are found gunty may be much as a five-year sentence to the pemtentiary and a ?5UO Detective Burns has been here all day, having postponed hlb tup to Los Angeles and has been holding confer- ences with a number of members of the house and senate, and last n'ght at the and of a busy, day he that offers to turn state's evidence had been made by more than a half dozen senatois andi representatives, out In each case the offer liad been tuined down. He declared after the paitial report was made thac this was not even a fair beginning on the work that -was to come, and that greater sensations were to follow, in quick time. He hinted that more than a score would be indicted, anc that their indictments would be sure- Sf followed by conviction as the evi dence offered before the grand jury was of such a positive nature that it would be hard to get around It. Governor Harmon was more than with the partial report of the Srand jury, and expressed his pleas- ure m the quiclc work done, and hoped that It would continue until every guilty man was in the meshes of the law. In a partial report of the grand Jury at 6 o'clock last evening indictments were returned against three senators, two representatives and the aergeant- at-arms of the senate The report was only a partial one. however, and the grand jury resumed its sessions again Thursday morning when the fur- ther Investigation wholesale bri- bery of senatois and representatives was taken up. Morton Laundon, former secretary to Governor Herrick, was the first witness today He was questioned relative to a reported "loan" that was Tax Limit Bill Is Held Up In the Senate, However, For a Time. THE INDICTED MEN Senator Isaac E. Huffman, charg- ed with soliciting bribe, April 27, of from Detective F. S. Harrl- son on the Cetone-Whittemore mutual Insurance bill. Bond Senator La Forrest R. Andrews, charge and date. Bond Senator George K. Cetone, same charge and date. Bond I Seats Sergeant-At-Arms Rodney J- Diegle, charged with aiding, abet- ting and procuring in solicitation of bribe, jointly indicted with Huff- man, Cetene and Andrews. Bend Representative George B. Nye charged with soliciting bribe from State Printer Crawford on Adams courtty redistricting bill, April 19; soliciting bribe from Detective David H. Berry on Green nine-hour bill for women, April T soliciting bribe from Detec- F. 8. Harrison on Cetone- WhUtemore bill, Arjrli 27; solicit- ing bribe from tlve on Adams county re- distncting bill. Bond Representative A. c. Lowry charged with soliciting bribe from Detective Berry to defeat Green nine-hour bill, April 14 Bond NUMBER 178.; ASSEMBLYMEN AND SENATE OFFICER INDICTED; MAN WHO TELLS OF BRIBERY Madero Apparently Unable to Stop The Revolution By r Peace Negotiations. FOOD SUPPLY LOW; SITUATION SERIOUS Foreign Consuls Unite in De- mand Upon Diaz for Pro- tection of Countrymen, TOO LATE FOR PEACE DELAY ON UTILITIES BILL Error In Printing Brevented Ac- tion And Fight Is Postponed Changes COLUMBUS, O., May there is a much greater rush in both houses of the legislature since the boodle exposure, and much is being accomplished, both the utilities bill and the one per cent tax limit bil are being held up in the senate. The tax bill came up again todaj after republicans had prevented action late yesterday to set a time for th vote. After much wrangling It ws recommended by the committee. The utilities bill on which a big fight is expected went over because of errors in the printed measure. Every effort is to be made to force the tax bill through in the next few days. Lieut. Oov. Nichols declared that a grave situation is confronting the state. The rules we 'spended in the house and it Xtter pill for some of the members to vote for the Tod hill which makes bribery a peni- tentiary offense, regardless of any recommendation of either the judge or Jury. The bill introduced and went through under a suspension of the senate rules Wednesday afternoon It was immediately transmitted to the house and there it was also rush- ed to a vote. Things are so different about the egislative halls, that one would not recognize that it was the swns gen- eral assembly that was working a ago. No one seems to to raise his voice against any measure solicited of him for the passage of a Robert Wolfe, owner of two Colum- bus newspapeis. Pianklm Rubrecht attorney, and Otha Moore, of the Ohio Manufacturers' association, and Ar- chie Houston, also testified. The lat- ter is believed to have been quizzed as to "joy rides" taken by the solons at the expense of the optometrists. When the legislature reconvened his morning, Representative Nye was he only member not in his scat. The >ther indicted members were at their lesks, but kept much to themselves. All of the indicted men will still be able to vote on pending measures as nothing but expulsion can deprive them of their vote. The indictments are the first of the kind to be returned in Ohio since Ma} 10, 1883 At that time Doyle J. Wat- son, a Franklin county lobbyist, was indicted for offering of Cincin- nati railway stock to representative Bloch to recommend a bill extending the Miami and Eric canals and build- ing a railroad through Cincinnati. Watson served a year m the peniten- tiary for the crime. Just as soon as the deputy sheriffs could secure indictments they started out to make the ai rests of (Continued on Page 2) PUTOOIBYTAFT Senator Davis To Begin Fight on Cabinet Extended. BOOSTS ANDERSON'S BILL HEALTH BOARD ORDERS MA Y REVIVE PROJECT FOR NEW CITY HALL WASHINGTON, May af- ternoon newspaper here which has been promoting Congressman An- derson's universal transfer bill to- day started a contest in fa- vor of the bill. Coupons to be clipped and sent to the house dls- tnct committee asking the adop tion of the Anderson measure are printed in the paper. WASHINGTON, May 4 Davis today served notice on the sen- ate will Introduce a resolu- tion condemning Postmaster General Hitchcock and calling upon the presi- dent to discharge him. Davis charges :hat Hitchcock has withheld informa- tion asked for by senators. A probe of the entire sugar refm- ng industry of the country was as eured by the house today' A sub-com- mittee was appointed to redraft a reso- ntion already would include pending so that it! every branch of the' The action taken by the health hoard, Tuesday evening, in ordering that the council take steps to put the plumbing at the Central station In sanitary condition will, it is believed, renew the agitation to have the city abandon the present building as a fire and police station and erect a new building, more modern and bet- ter located. Members of the health board have this in mind. They cannot act In that direction, however, but it is claime.l they can compel the putting in of sanitary plumbing. The improvement has been recommended and nrged re- peatedly for years past but no heed has been made to the recommenda- tions Now the health board Is de- termined that something shall be done. Members argue that if citi- zens can toe compelled to comply with certain requirements surely the city itself must be likewise amenable. To put In new and sanitary plumb- ing would be to incur a considerable expense and at the same time other defects m the building would he un-j covered The conditions are such that the city must soon undertake1 Vather extensive repairs if the build-1 ing is to be retained for present pur- poses. Health officials declare that it Is unjusl to leqiiire firemen to sleep in the building? under present condi- tions Whether the building should be re- modeled for city hall purposes, or should he abandoned entirely by the city, is something which council has not yet decided The health board orders will, it is believed, result in some definite action in the near fu- Three Little Girls Put To Death By Insane Father, Out Of Work. This is an enlaigement of the probe' of the sugar trust. The probing busi- less Is to be extensive. In addition o sugar, steel, and wool and the gov- ernment departments, shoes are also o be investigated. Shoe manufact urers claim a machinerj trust with exclusive patents has a grip on them. THE WEATHER. Forecast. Fair tonight and Fri- day, frost tonight. Temperature at T a. Ce- grees. Temperature one year ago to- degrees Sun rises Friday at 4 23 a m t and sets at 6.31 p ni. (Standard Time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today 16 Explosion On Steamer Ohio t Cleveland Will Cause Two Deaths. BOSTON, Mass. May 4. Insanlt> was today conceded to liave been the cause of Thomas Hagerty killing his three little daughters, all undei ten i Mears of age. Their mother died some i time ago and he was unable to rind work. The bodies of the three I dren were found in bed by the police, carefully di eased and a chair be- each on which were piled little strings of gold beads and other gifts i the father had bought them. Death Two Men At No. 2 House Sus- pended For Alleged As- sault Upon Captain Two members of the Sanduiky fire department were suspended Wednesday night on charges pre- ferred by a superior officer and Thursday fireats of counter charg- es by the suspended men were be- ing made, as a result of a fight sev- eral day ago in which men at the No. 2 engine house were Involved, Driver William Koch and Ladder. man Harry Butts are the men who were suspended pending a hearing of (peir case bv Safety Director Mauser. Acting Captain Daniel A. Dlsken preferred 6'ie charges. The charges are not given out by miles west at night. Wednesdav (Continued on Page 6) MEXICAN REBELS CONTINUE ACTIVITIES IN SPITE OF PEACE CONFERENCE; MORE DIE CLEVELAND, O.. May men were injured, two of them fatally, when a steam-pipe exploded on the steamer Ohio as she was lying at her dock this morning The boat was be- ing orerhauled to make Its first trip of the season. All of the injured were! employes and were either scalded struck bj debris. I MRS. CARNEGIE WAS MUCH BETTER TODAY the officials, but it is understood that the suspension was made'under the general charge of insubordination in which allegations are made by Disken that Koch and Butts assaulted him, their superior officer. Entering saloons and drinking on duty is an other charge made, so H is rumored That Mutts and Koch would tile coun- ter charges was said t city-official Thnrsdai ulnu the turn of affairs at the Xo. 2 engine house might bring forth other de- veopments in the fire department William Schantz, one of the men on the pliglbble list was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Butts' suspen- sion while Robt. McKean was named to fill the other vacancy. The charges were filed with Diiec- tor Hauler by Chief Hesem s EL PASO, May, first formal peace conference with Ma- dero himself present began at 9 o'clock Mis morning across the? river. Although Madero to admit that he cannot control the situation throughout Mexico it is generally conceded here such is the case and that alt'iough peace _terms may be decided upon he will be unable to stop the revo- lut.on. Th: situation is conceded to be most critical. MEXICO CITY. May 4.-Wlth tood supply running low because 01 the interruption of railway trafflir bv infill-rectos and with a force of of the latter now moving: on c'tj and with S.OOO armed men in the city, the gravest alarm exists todav. it is feared that unless UM peace conference across from El Pas4t Texas, terms within 48 hoult an assauli will be made on this Foreign consuls todaj united mand on Diaz for protection for countrymen. Today the report gained wide ere. dence that eight thousand armed terfc lutiomsts are secreted m the city aid plan ai. uprising tomorrow. Should attack come from both within and without it is believed the city wouM fall. Americans Penned Up TUCSON, Ariz.. May can arriving from Guayamu, Mexi- co, on a delayed train said it was re- ported when he left that Maxatlu had fallen into the hands of the ntttia. He said that the telegraph wire was working for a period, that the news of capture of Ha- zatlan was Bashed at that tone, Further refugees from Guajrarauu Mexico said a thousand were penned up in Mazatlan, to get away because of tbf severed connections of the railnttg, and unable to get word to Washing- ton to send a warship to take them away. Mexican gunboats in Mazatlnn bor prevented aay egress by sea, while the rebels had the oity sur- rounded on the land side when On ast news came from the city. ;raph communication witli s interrupted. Expects Peace Today. WASHINGTON, May state epartment was today officially mt- Led by Foreign Minister De Bar- a, at IVxico City, that it is wcpwted, jeace terms witli the wilt Mgued today, and that these will -1 uprising In Mexico CityC that peace negotiations are tincVr way with the iu9urrectoa> in two other states. Border Guard Increased. DOUGIAS, Ariz, May most" rigid guard yet established here b-V American troops was placed cavalr; bein? thrown around United States customs house and other troopg (iistriltuttd along the border line A accused men have been furnished flesh attack on Apia Prieta is expect- with copies of the chaiges and told led momentarily of the time of their hearing the safetj director. Unless they should request a public hearin today acco.dmg to s secre- ZeTmouif Peace congress. tile National1 1 of "Whittles and the threatened attack upon Mexico City, the situation in the southern republic has again become serious It feared that Madero cannot control Ms ewu followers. CHAMBERLAIN HYDE IS UNDER CHARGES XODOOC NORWALK JOKE ORDINANCE WOULD REQUIRE LAMPS AND HOR NS FOR ALL PEDESTRIANS ALK. O. 4 oE when th- pedestrian .-.Ini, hide be- the cit> council ai not walk ru.i 01 liop-sl-ip .Jn'd jump daOs saw it WHS a joke Then it wjs almis 01 airiss ,im stiret boi -i.ud referred to dunman Link, of the hii" all" or pjik d.nc-w.'i- without I committee The ordinance fn.st cvitHiirns an. aniiiul license'the as follows- fw foi whuh m nob- Be it ordjimil by the council nf the citv of Noiwaik. Ohio, as follows, to- iB I Refme boine granted a 'lif applicant shall deinoiu-t'ale before Section 1 Pedestrians crossing anj an examining board sk'M in street ho.ileiard. lane alipv or park ing leanlns. rrawllnq and rxtriiatmg drive-waj at nuht, shall wear a white himself from ma hinen light in front ami a red hi-tit in the Section i: Anv prdnirian who know-, rear. These Imht-; bh.lll h-> what are insiy. taielessli. wilf.ill malu-ioi-lv Known as lisrhts with Inter- or in am manner shill walk vals of 1-5 seconds. run or fail again-t an> -uitomobile and Section 2 Brfme turning to the bj so doing cause it to become dam- right or left they .shall ghe three aeod, shall liable to the owner short blasts bj a long blast thereof for the amount of such dam- i a hoin not less than four feet in and also for the luss of use ntrth and hauntt a bill uot less than of the machine while It re- Sandusky Man To Have New Place Of Amusement In Elyria. Manager V. O Woodward, of theatre, wrho is now at the- head of a syndicate in Cleveland, la planning A new theatre at Eljna. has an option on a theatre site in, but the ria deal baa pro- 'ihe svodicate Is known the Atlas Co. Manager oodwani has the plans for the u.nv Eljna theatre whieh will bo siibnntteii to tontractors at once. It will bo a remodeling and enlargemenf of the present American theatre. The itrncture will be lushed to completion M> ai. to be re.nh for opening about the _ first of September. The theatre will be equipped with a balcony and will seat about 1200 people. The length of the present auditor-: ium is about 134 feet Silly feet of this will be used for the lobby. TM width of the new auditorium will a'jout sixty or seventy leet. The Maee. which will be ampfe Jot most attractions will occupy end of the structure wite eatvi 9 IBM- i elm iue strut VUIv wllfl nuw Q Charles H Hyde, city chamberlain betwwi tbe of -New York, has been indicted foriin-es Banking company bribery for accepting from the, Andwur hotel bulldlaf, Carnegie Trust Co, in return for co-' The new theatre will to NEWSPAPER! IEWSPAPER!