The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - May 9, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
BOY AND GiRL WANT S AN AMERICAN FLAG AND THE STAR-JOURNAl OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ONE FREE! CALL AT THE OFFICE FOR BLANKS. V THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR BATTLE CONTINUES AT JOAREZ TODAY More Americans Struck By Stray Bullets and U. S. Troops Drive People Back From Reduced To Ruins And Is Li kely To Fall. EL PASO, May 9.-With Juarez reduced almost to ruins by heavy can-' nonadingof the insurrectos and the general assault that has been in progress since 4 o'clock this morning it is now certain that before nightfall the city will be in Madero'a hands. Although at noon Navarro declared he would never surrender, all of his cavalry have fled to the hills and the city filled with Madero's men who were in hand-to-hand conflict with th- federal in- fantrymen barricaded in the streets. J At 10 o'clock every non-combatant fled to the American side leaving only the soldiers, the dead and the wounfed. According to an American named Cassidy, who came to El Paso to get food supplies fifteen Ameri- cans were killed in today's fighting and the total insurgent looses in killed and wounded will exceed 150. They insisted the federal loss was much greater. The firing had hardly begun when Mrs Gosefa Garcia and her two sons, on the American side of the river, were wounded by stray bullets At once the American troops cleared the entire city fiont for of three blocks back from the river. The total number of killed on the rebels came as far the American side is five, while the num- Topeka Santa Fe railway SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY MAY 9, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 180 her of wounded is nearly a score. Madero is down-hearted over the failure of many of the insurrcctob to obey his orders. Federal taunt- an- gered the men, he thinks. A Canad- ian, W. H. McKenzie, led the attack- ing party late yesterday. At the first few shots, two federals over. Soon the federals aban- doned their trenches and the rebels without advancing. About 5 o'clock the federals brought their artillery in- to-aetion-and-heavy cannonading be- gan. The federals gauged their fire well, and not only sent shrapnel into the Jnsurrectos advance, but far into the outlying forces of the insurrecto camp near "peace where the peace commissioners were to have met. The insurrectos, however, took advantage of the river bank and used it for pro- tection, as the federals had been or- dered not to shoot into El Paso. The which joins Juarez and El Paso, driv- ing the federals back into town ani taking possession of the customs houses and the bull ring. Carrying the fight into Juarez, the rebels entered the town and for four hours kept up continuous fire. Insur- recto reinforcements reached the bridge later in the afternoon, but did not fire. They withdrew at night un- der orders from their chiefs. Then the HIS SEAT THE PRICE OF PEACE; PRESIDENT DIAZ WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER; THEY MAY HEREAFTER LIVE IN PARIS FIRST AVIATORS' STRIKE uiti i. t tJtl.tCi.B. J. lit? II LllP fired intermittently for a few hours 150 rebels who opened fire on the fed- Columbus Grand Jury Not Rea- dy To Report Boodle Cases Today PLAN LEGISLATIVE PROBE Despite Governor's Opposition, Senate Passes Bill Which Means Immunity, LEGISLATOR TO CONFESS? erals and entered Juarez, failing mforcements, retired. In the main insurrecfo camp con- fusion reign. Orders weie given for a general attack, but they were coun- termanded. It was argued by some of the rebel chiefs that since a small de- tachment had made such progress it was the duty of the rent of the army to aid the attackers Gen Madero wavered in his decision, but finally de- cided to stand by his piomise not to attack the city. _ Flags of truce suffered grossly dur- I ing the day, An insurrecto. who bore one, was shot from his horse. Those who were trying to persuade Gen Ma- dero to make a general attack it is said, reported that the federals had fired on the truce bearer, hut this was not confirmed. General Navarro was willing at an> nour to grant an armistice but the in- surrectos ignored all efforts in that direction. AnoVier Biattle Raging SAN BIEGO, Cal.. May ing their attack on Pia Jauma just atnoss the border from here at 4-15 this morning, the insurrectos are now believed to have practically taken the city, although continued firing makes it dangerous to venture there Piny are reported' killed. A large number of wounded, including thiee Americans, have crossed over to this LONDON. May first strike of in world's ton just U'ken place. At the Brooklands Fly.ng meet today all 01 iV aviators refused to fly" un- an en 25 nci of jtre snte A settlement Snal- h ij.aae set era! of the air- GO HI I JWISE-I AUK OF HIT Mayor Asks For Details, Aud- itor Says It's Up To Others To Get 'Em. SOLICITOR ANNOUNCES HE WONT BE PUSHED Knights of Columbus Pleased With Showing Made In Past Year. IMPORTANT SESSION HELD Formal Investigation Will Started Tonight In The Mayor's Office, Sandusky Man Assured 0 State Council ers Expect Re-election, COLUMBUS, May nouncement was rnaae here today that Detective Wm. J. Burns will return tomorrow to take active charge of the boodle probe. Witji his return it is rumored that a legislator will confess to him and Many federals have also come over and surrendered. A wounded Frenchman dropped dead as he sur- rendered. Finally at 8 o'clock the insurrectos succeeded in making the tall of the city certain and the federals surrend- ered. The victorious insurrectos were in command of Captain Price, an American. Still Keeping Hands Off WASHINGTON, May the will involve members. United States will still keep its hands i off Mexico was apparent todav when twenty-five fellow General Wood, in response to oS Col. Steever, of El Paso, COLUMBUS, O., May 9 the grand jury icsumed its legislative that Americans on the El Paso side were being killed' attack on Juarez, merely wired him to preserve boodle probe this morning it was gen- 1 the neutrality laws and to warn erally conceded that no indictments I Americans to keep away from thp T> A nJ J ___ __ J.T __ j; _____ j returned today as the jury complete the examination of would- cannot witnesses that have been summoned in time for a report. It was today understood that Senator Hudson of Scioto county will introduce a resolu- tion calling for a legislative investi- gation of the boodling so that any legislators who aie under suspicion but are not indicted by the grand Jury can be publicly exonerated. A serious clash between Governor Harmon and members of the legisla- ture over a legislative probe of the boodling now seems inevitable. Fol- the announcement today ot Senator Hudson tnat he would ask for a legislative probe, Governor Har- mon had Private Secretary Long make known the fact that the gov- ernor is opposed to such a move Harmon believes it would enable a lot of legislators to take an immunity bath. Despite the governor's opposi- tion, the senate this afternoon passed a resolution providing for a committee consisting of Sen- ators Core, Green, Dean. Krause, Finnefrock, Keller. Doster. Todd, Purinton and Deaton to probe the boodle scandal Legislators giv- ing testimony before the commit- tee will secure immunity. That secrets of the grand jury probe are leaking out, and have reach- ed men most concerned has become apparent. Both Prosecutor Turner and Attorney General Hogan may move for a court investigation. Leg- islators under suspicion are becoming more confident Representative L. K. Langdon. re- publican floor leader, was called be- fort the jury today. He has heard several stories of bribes solicited by members of the house. Russell Wil- son, Cincinnati newspaper correspond- ent, and other representatives are un- der subpoena. Volunteer evidence is continuing to pour in to Prosecutor Turner Much of it is indefinite. He has engaged Detective H. J. Bradbury and the Service Co. of Cleveland' to investi- gate many clews to evidence and to assist in the work of his office. j danger zone. A cabinet meeting was later held and at this it was also de- cided to policy. continue the "hands VARDAMAN IS TO BE ASKED TO EXPLAIN COLUMBUS, May that the public utilities bill will be passed by the senate today in the form in it now stands, members of the telephone lobby withdrew from the senate and began operations in the house to have the house concur in Vie amendments which the senate has made. Representative Lang- don, who was called out "by the lobbyists and asked to support the amendment gave notice that -he would fight them instead. The Kimble bill that is alleged to have had for its purpose the ousting of Judge Blair, who conducted the Adams county probe, by placing Adams county in the 5th judicial dis- trict instead of the 7th as at present, was today killed by the house. Kim- ble denied that the bill was in any way directed against Judge Blair. The probe is having the effect of bringing out some important bills in the legislature. Senator Calvey of- fered a bill to submit to the people the question of Acorporating a recall and initiative and referendum provis- ion in the new constitution. Senator Yount introduced a bill to restrict lobbying, requiring the registration of all lobbyists, and a bill to increase the salary of members purpose of instructing delegates to the constitutional convention, the questions Involved. The questions shall be submitted manner as that the submission of m the provided same for Twenty-Three Republicans and a Socialist Helped Demo- crats Pass It. LORIMER CASE IS DELAYED. Borah Gets Direct Election Resolution Before Senate, Securing a Preference, WASHINGTON, D. May 9. With the free list bill out, of the way, constitutional sem-bly from to latter measure is intended to attract bigger men to the legislature The Calvey bill provides that the (lection of officers shall submit to the electors of the state this fall, for the amendments. The rules were sus- pended, the bill placed on second reading and referred to commitee. The Reynolds senate joint resolu- tion, authorizing the state board of health to investigate occupational diseases, and to expend not to exceed was passed by the house. Smith of Marion, inquired if the board shouldn't do the work without instruction and without authorization of expense. There were but two votes against the resolution. The Dore bill giving municipalities power to deed to the state sites for armories, and re-enacting the law authorizing cities to fort stations, was passed by the house without a dissenting vote. The Goodbread bill giving the Columbus board of education the prlvileee of erecting a high school on the state university grounds, likewise received a unanimous vote. The school will be a training: station for the state, university. Many important bills were passed n the pieferred calendar bv -HiA the house is now readv to take up probes and the wool schedule. Dem- ocrats are more than pleased with the vote on the free list which car- lied overwhelmingly, 236 to 109. Twenty-three republicans and Berger, the socialist, voted for the bill. Those thus voting, progressive republicans from the middle west, were Anthony. Anderson, Davis, Hanna, Hubbard, Jack- son, Kent, Kopp, LaFollette, Lenroot, Lindbergh. Madison, Miller, Morgan, Morse, Murdock, Nelson, Roberts Steenerson. Volstead, War- burton, Helgisen, Akin (N. and Berger There is a split on the wool sched- ule and Ohio democrats are especially worried because of the decision, con- trary to the plans of Speaker Clark andi Chairman Underwood, to place aw wool on the free list In the senate, the reopening of the That F of this city, would be elec'ed without opposition as st.ite warden of the State Counci of the Knights of Columbus was as sureri. actoidi-" i statements o membei-, Tu.psd.iv afternoon The re-election of T J of East Liveipood. as state deputy, the highest office in the ord er. was also forecasted without a doubt. P. J. McCarmy, of Cleveland state secretary, was said to be as- sured of re-election. Lancaster. Co lumbus and Fmdlay -nere candidate; for_the next conxention. The indi- catkms Tuesday afternoon were tha the honor of entertaining the coun cil in 1912 would go to Lancaster. Ir fact, that city seemed to have a bis; lead over the others. An attendance of over 200 delegates and visitors, including wives of the members, was very gratifying to those who had the affair in charge. The council opened Tuesday morning with a high mass at Sts. Peter and Paul's church. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. Father Smith of Cleve- ,land. In the meeting following at the Odd Fellows hall, State Secretary P. J McCarthy of Cleveland reported that the order had' gained 900 members since last year. The report of J. D Hinnes, of New Lexington, treasurer indicated that the finances were in a flourishing condition. The following committees- were ap- pointed at the morning session: Aud- Donahue, Massillon: M. A Flynn. Akron; P. J. Broderick, Wells- ville; W. A. Morris, Cincinnati. G. Price, Colum- bus; Dan B. Cull. Cleveland; W. E. Haas, Delaware; Cornelius Haughey, Tiffin, and Joseph Cassidy, Lima. Regan, Toledo; John C. Shay, Dayton; J. M. Lang. ZanesvSle; ,Fred Mayberg, Moiiroe- ville, and J. T. McDermott, Cincin- nati. At the conclusion of the morning session the delegates adjourned to the West House, the convention head- quarteis, where they were served with an elegant repast. At the aft- ernoon session, which began shortly after two o'clock, additional business was transacted and officers elected. Most of the visitors will stay over for the banquet and hall, to be held Tuesday night. house calendar" committee. iirEen" "it met today. Among them are the Shaffer women's reformatory till, and the bill limiting the amount of money a county officer may spend for clerk on Page Sis on Page Two.) SEE A HARMON GAIN IN OHIO BRIBE PROBE STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON. D C. May ing a fiesh line of endeavor to land Harmon in the White House. Anoth- er conference of the and means Ohio democrats in Washington are committee will he held in a few dajs shaking hands with themselves and j Meanwhile the lesoiutions committee clapping each other on the back in j is waiting. It is the duty of this corn- congratulation as the result of the bribery scandal in Columbus. They all agree that it has instilled a fresh jolt of the elixir of life into the Har- mon piesidential boom, they ajow admit was almost past saving be- fore the revelations at the Buckeye capital. While they wouldn't have as much as breathed such a traitorous thought a week ago, the Ohio democrats now say that the Harmon boom was about mittee to issue to the public a long statement setting forth in detail the various qualifications of Governor No work will be done on the statement until Harmon for the presidency. HERE'S A CHANCE FOR REAL CITY REFORM. ElsRwharpinthis_Jggug_ths a 'Suggestion for a change in the water works employment of an ex- pert water works man for the head of that department, the same as a private business corporation would do, and without regard to politics. The suggestion is not entirely the Star-Journal's. Business men who have discussed the present situation have advanced the same idea. It appeals to them forcibly. They are tired of petty charges and petty wrangling. They believe affairs could be much better admin- istered if politics were forgotten. The opportunity is now at hand to do something that would be of lasting benefit to the city. If anything is to be accomplished it is up to the mayor and the council. Public sentiment will help much. If the people insist upon the change, believing it for their own good, the officials will hardly dare refuse to undertake it. Think it over. Then act! Mayor Lehrer and City Solicit- or Steinemann will start an in- vestigation of the reports refer- red to the mayor by Auditor Lofi. in which insinuations of petty grafting and pay roll padding are made against Water Works Sup- erintendent Croncnwett, now un- der suspension pending the in- vestigation. They agreed Tuesday afternoon by telephone communication to start the investigation at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening at the mayor's office. The proceeding will be in the nature of an in- formal hearing at the men wno have sworn to affidavits wiii be called to testify. Mayor Leh- rer announced that the hearing would be public and he says he will make it a thorough one. Because the city solicitor had not rushed in and "started things" right- after the big horrl over aadr been raised, some persons were evi- dently much displeased. The morning paper, whose sleuths have been quita active in digging up evidence from former water works employes, made what Solicitor Steinemaan considered and what was generally recognized as an editorial attack on that official's course in the matter. "I am not going to be rushed or pushed into this thing by any news- paper or person against my better judgment." declared Steinemann Tues- day shortly before noon. "Anyone who is anxious tosdo so, can out warrants." Shortly before tte solici- tor gave out this statement. Auditor Loth declared that it was certainly to the solicitor to take action oa tiia matters referred to the mayor. Mayor Lehrer had, up to noon Tues- day, received no reply from Aaditor Loth to the letter sent the latter Mon- day, in this Jetter the mayor asked the auditor to furnish him witt, names, dates and amounts of graft referred o and also for his cooperation in fini- ng the guilty parties and the irregu- arities. Auditor Loth, however, de- clared it wasn't up to him to fimrgrafl or grafters, if any sueh there were. ie said it was up to the mayor to do he probing. The auditor, "however ntimated that new affidavits had beea ecured and that no question of the methods by or conditions under whicli hey were secured, could be raised. here had been, apparently, talk about he securing of the first affidavits. NEWARK, May Sutley, ged 23, on trial for murder in con- ection with the lynching of dry de-" ective Etheringtoa today pleaded uilty to manslaughter. Announcement was also made that irailar pleas would be accepted from the 16 other men who are still held, m jail on the same charge. Whethei all will so plead is another question. Lorimer case was deteired because of the absence of Senator Cummins, pos- sibly to Thursday. After disposing of the technical parliamentary obstacles Senator Borah of Idaho succeeded in having the senate consider the house joint resolution to amend the constitution _ after the adjournment so as to Provide for the election of ture at Columbus, as the committee expects to secure some good campaign material from the developments of the next few The committee of the sen- ate yesterday reported favorably OP Ex-Governor J. K. Vardaman, of Mississippi, has been -subpoenaed to appear before the state accountant at Jackson to explain the absence of vouchers for certain sums which passed through Vardaman's hands during1 the four years he was gov- ernor. An investigation of Varda- man's office during hj.s term is being made. Vardaman is now a candidate for United States senator. S. judge at eland and U G. Den- man for district aUoiney. Both will be confirmed this week. Representative Anderson is frying to secure an approoriarion of for Huron harboi lights Mr Ander- (Continued on Page 2) petered out. when the Columbus scan-1 nominations of W L Day for U. dal came along and gave the boom a new lease on life. And all because Governor Harmon is believed to have had a hand in setting the detectives on the corrupt state solons and show- ing them up in their true light. The Buckese democrats say that Harmon is probably the luckiest spe- cimen of presidential candidate that has appeared in the field for many, many years. Whenever he gets in a tight place the old blind god of luck comes to his assistance and helps him out of his difficulties. It is generally admitted that the fast waning Harmon presidential boom will be revived enough to take up some space in the newspapers for a short while. Whether it can be kept Monday follows: United States senators by popular vote The effect is to make the reso- lution unfinished business and thus give it preference. The order made on a roll call, but out of votes only Sen- ators Branufgee. Burnham, Gallmger, Heiibum and Peniose in the negathe. At the remibhcam raucus. Senator GallinzTPi, of New Hampshire, was nominated for president pro tem. but twenty of the fifty re- publican senator1; including nine pro- gressives, were absent. RECORD IN COLD FIGURES OF OUR HARD WORKING NATIONAL SOLONS AT CAPITAL COT. WILSON ACTS TO AID POSTERITY alive by stimulants remains to be seen. Representative James M. Cox of Dayton has brought the ways and means committee of the Harmon boom together, aid has drawn up plans for promoting the boom. In reality more time was consumed at the meeting of the committee in long distance dis- WASHINGTON. May record decided cas-h available for another the extra session of congress up to Loiimer imjuirv: resoluti n itself laid on taole. House met 26 Senate met 12 days. from 12 noon to 2 p. m. HOUSE. Actually in session 36 hours. 31 min- House in session 131 hours, 38 min- utes. cussion of the bribery scandal at Co- j utes. Senate in session 29 hours, 44 min- utes. During the last -week: SENATE: Actually in session 5 hoursrlS min- Changed the daily hour of meeting utes. meeting at 11 a. m. dailj. Engaged in general debate on free Some Folks Want Frank Dimon To Hurry Up Spending Next! Special ;o the Star-Journal. MILAN. 0 May small sum of at stake a lively contro- versy has arisen here in which, Frank H. Dimon, president of the board of education is the central figure. Tha board expects to thresh out the mat- ter Friday night. Some people, it seems, have be- come much concerned over the disposition of the money, approxi- mately ?30. tthich was raised by tha school pupils at an entertainment. It was understood that books were to be purchased with the money by j President Dimon. Some of h's en- emies now allege that nothing has been done. The matter was been taken up Saturday night, tat was postponed and members of board today said it would probably come up Friday evening. Mr. Dimon left his home >fonda? morning and has not yet returned. Mrs. Dimon said she did not where he had gone, but she him home in a day or two. His friends oa the board say he will re- Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New list Dili, which passed Monday night [Jersey, has signed a bill hiaking it fully wfeat been rtone and Agreed to Gardner (Rep.. Mass.) legal to sterilize confirmed criminals i wii! Knock out his critics In a hurry. lumbus than was given to inaugurat- j Committee on contingent expanses UIK navy. resolution requesting information in- and the hopelessly defective. The to the government's shot contracts for i consent of the person to be operated on is not necessary. Just what is back of the whole mat- ter only be conjectured as boar4 members decline to discuss It NFWSPAPFK! now.