The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - May 23, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
THJiOME PAPER. I pTOI TODAY THE SANDUSRY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, .MAY 23, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 192 DESPITE TRAGIC ACCIDENT, GREAT AEROPLANE CONTEST STARTED: NEW CROSS COUNTRY RECORD IS ESTABLISHED Newspaper Men Called as Wit- nesses By Committee Re- fuse to be Sworn. MAY TEST AUTHORITY OF SENATORS TO ACT That Committee Has No Real Power To Call Witnesses Is Practically Admitted BULLETIN. COLUMBUS. 0., May newspaper men, C. C. Lyon, A1. C. Crouse, E. Cook and R. G. Le Blonde, are to be arrested today for refusing to testify before ijlie senate bribery committee. They claimed that the committee had no legal existence and after a long secret session the commitee de- cided on their arrest. COLUMBUS, 0., May day of the month may have something to do with the beginning of the probe of the alleged graft in the two branches of the general assembly, and It may not, but for the last few years ev- erything that had a "23" attached to it, had a meaning that is well known. Be that as It may, the graft keg was opened today in the criminal branch of the Franklin county courts, and in the rooms of the senate where the special' committee termed here as the "whitewashing committee" began their labors. The senate committee went up a- a anag this morning at the out- set of its session. Defying the powers and legal au- thority of the committee the first four witnesses called refused absolutely give-tesrtraoiiy. They were E. E. Cook and C. C. Lyon. of Columbus: Alfred C. Crouse, of Cin- cinnati, and Ralph G. Le Blonde, of Toledo, all newspaper men. With several other correspondents who re- ported the sessions of the legislature they had been summoned byi Rodnev WANT SUNDAY BALL. BOSTON. May 23. the ground of "public 25.000 citizens will petition Governor Foss Thursday to permit Sunday baseball for the benefit of boys employed during the week. Many clergymen have signed the ap- peal. Says Illinois Man By Own Ac- tions Stamped Guilt Upon His Brow PARIS. May the tragic accident which ushered in the Paris-to-Madrid aviation race Sunday and which caused the death of M. Berteaux, the French minister of war. and the serious injury of Pre- mier Monis. the contest was continued by four of the competitors. Emile Train, whose machine was the direct cause of the disaster, re- tired from the race, but MM. Gibert. Vedrine, Frey and Garros decided to continue their flights to the Spanish capital. Vedrine arrived at Angouleine, 79 miles from the aviation field of Issy-Lee-Mouliueaux, in the re- markable time of o hours and '.'A minutes, breaking the world's record for distance in, a cross country fligh Frey began his flight from the aviation field at o'clock yesterday afternoon, but only succeeded in reaching Etampes. where his machine turned turtle in a squall and plunged to the ground. Frey was not hurt. Gibert on leaving Pontlevoy for Angouleme lost his way .and landed at Brizay, but later resumed his flight in the first leg of the course. Garros, the first contestant to reach Angouleme. is repairing his ma- chine for the second stage of the flight.- from Anogouleme to St. Sebastian. President Fallieres received, through Ambassador Jusserand. a mess-! age from President Taft expressing his heartfelt condolences for the loss which France sustained by the death of War Minister Berteaux. In the picture is given an artist's conception of Sunday's accident. At INVESTIGATION CONCEDED Reactionaries Give Up And Now It's Simply Question Of Who'll Probe, WHEELER A WITNESS. 1 George T. Wheeler of this city. doorkeeper in the Ohio state senate, announced Tuesday morn- i ing that he expected to be called as a witness in the trial of the case against Representative Nye, charged with receiving a bribe. Mr. Wheeler is in Sandusky, but before returning to his Lome here, he was told that he would be call- ed as a witness and expects to be subpoenaed. J. Biegle, sergeant-at-arms of the senate, to appear at the first open session of the committee at 10 o'clock this morning. Their refusal to testify was upon the advice of their attorney, R. W. McCoy, former assistant prosecutor of Franklin county. M.cCoy in a brief statement declared emphatically that, in his opinion (he committee has no power to compel a witness to submit to ex- amination. "Some of the he con-- tinned, "have given testimony before Hie Franklin county grand jury in the legislative bribery investigation. It may be assumed that theif testi- mony here might lead to disclosures o! secrets of the grand jury." other newspaper corre- spondents have been subpoenaed and the disposition of the eases of the four witnesses who refused to testify will establish a precedent for further WASHINGTON7, May 23. When Senator LaFollette this afternoon re- sumed his speech against Senator Lorimer it was generally conceded among senators present that Lorimer will again be placed on the rack. The only uncertain point yet is as to the committee that will ctfriduui, the second investigation. Even before LaFollette b'egan his speech late yesterday the supporters of Lorimer capitulated. Senator Oil-" lingham_gf Vermont, chairman of the committee on privileges and elec- tions, presented a resolution instruct- ing the committee to order a second investigation. The language of the resolution is unequivocal. It leaves no chance for escape. It was the concession of the reactionary senators, who have stood bji Lorimer through thick and thin, to the demand that there should be a real and not a sham inquiry into the in which Lorimer was elect- THE WEATHER Forecast: Leal thundershow- ers tonight or Wednesday. Temperature at 7 a. m. 68 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, 6S j degrees. Sun rises Wednesday at a. I and sets at p. m., (stand- jif ard timej, I Maximum, wind velocity for 24 hours ending 'at noon today, 15 miles west at Monday at- ternoon. MET WIN m UP ID CIJY Over 200 Chinese And Seven Japanese Put To Death At Torreon MADERO'S BROTHERS WORKING FOR PEACE ___________j Principal Difficulty Is With So- Of Control And Solicitor! cialists In Lower Call- To Consider Proposition Wednesday the upper left is shown Premier Monis, who was injured, and who is nowi i QUESTION OF AGREEMENT.! Some Councilman'Differ withj i Solicitor As to Understand- ing With Company, procedure. Apparently the committee has call- ed newspaper men first with the idea of compelling them to make a test issue. The probers allege a conspir- acy on the part of the newspaper men ('Continued On Page 6.) The Dillingham resolution incor- porated the report of the special in- vestigating committee of the Illinois general assembly, which declared that there was bribery in connection with the election of Lorimer and railed upon the United States senate to continue its investigation and use its power to compel the testimony that could not be reached by the leg- islative probers. Senator Dillingham asked that the resolution go over under the rules an- nouncing that at, the proper time he would move its adoption as a sub- stitute for the La Toilette resolution, which creates a special investigating committee without regard to the standing committee on privileges and elections. Whether the original res- olution Or the substitute is adopted, and one or the other will be adopted by a decisive vote, Lorimer faces another fight to retain his seat. In tense language and with a bit of conscious or unconscious actin PENSION LEGISLATION AT REGULAR SESSION House Committee Votes to Recommend Sherwood Bill, But Not for Present Taft Declines To Come To Sandusky. ui LI J.AV LIL3 that added a touch of the dramatic bl11 STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 23. Two developments of special in- terest to Sandusky came here last night. The house committee on invalid pensions decided to re- port out the Sherwood pension bill a recommendation for passage. President Taft decided not to accept the invitation to ad- dress the Ohio State Bar asso- ciation at Cedar Point, Sandus- ky, July 11. The vote in the pension committee for the Sherwood bill was not large, but it commits the house to a pension policy. It was decided to attempt no pension legislation at the present special session, but to push the Slier- to his words, La Follette described the succeeding revelations in the Lorimer case and the manner which from one other, remained silent at the next regular session. The Sherwood bill grades pensions according to the length of declaring the Standard Oil Co. a trust. The resolution was unanimous- ly adopted. The manner in -which the house re- .gards the Clark presidential boom was shown more plainly than words the other day when at the words of Minority Leader James R. Mann, of Illinois. "I think that Speaker Clark would make a most admirable presi- the entire democratic side of the house with the exception of a few Ohio and ?Cew Jersey democrats, rose to their feet and yelled in an ex- cess of enthusiasm. Mercury Tuesday Afternoon Went above Monday's Rec- is Needed TODAY'S HEAT. Midnight 69 2 a. 4 a. 6 a. 8 a. 10 a. Noon ......................80 2 p. m.....................82 3 p. m.....................83 m m m m 67 66 67 68 73 The board o' control will meet j some time and with City! Steiuemann will take up thej matter of awarding the contract furj the street electric lighting for thej two year term ending Dec. 31. 191C, or rejecting the lone proposal re- from the Sandusky Gasi Electric Co. fornia Just Now, EAGLE PASS, Texas, May 23. here from Torreon to- day declare that in the massacre there May 15 of Chinese, the riot- ing did not stop until all but a dozen of the Mongolians in the town had been killed. These ar- rivals placed the total dead at 248 Chinese, 7 Japanese, 12 Span- iards and one German. All Chi- nese property, including a bank. building, electric street railway and other industrials, were de- stroyed. Madero Works For Peace. JUAREZ, May President Diaz does not live up strictly to the terms j of the peace pact his will >be cut _. ioff and presented on a silver platter The it is expected, will; to Madero. At least this is the nature on Wednesday given an opinion asjof a telegram sent by La Neri. an advisability of accepting the Amazon rebel Ieader who is operating company s alternative proposal under the gtate of with the amy which the city is made a rate of ?66 of General Guerrero_ La Neri advised per street lamp. For this rate, the Dhl2 that sfce wmtld company wants 14 of the 24 clauses but tnat his head should be the _ in the specifications under which bids for anv violation of the peace were received, striken out. The board! terms will hear from the solicitor on thej Conceding that his future leader- importance of the clauses which thejship depends largely upon his ability company wants put out of the way. to brins about peace now that he has The gas. and electric company's I signed the :peaoa terms Madero today bid on the original turned his attention largely to the were received, stricken out. The board matter. His two Gustavo without changes, is ?77.50 per EmiHo. were today dispatched to a proposal regarded by many as one, the interior of Mexico to try and pad- without regard to the company's the insurrectos wao still insist on greement when the commercial light- fighting. His greatest difficulty, it ing late question was settled. (appears, will be in putting down the Sotfee councilmen, however, main-j socialist insurrectos in Lower .Cali- tam that the proposition is in accord! fornia who yesterday declared for tha with the agreement between the city War to continue and the company and this may lead to a clash between council and the solicitor. CYCLIST ACQUITTED OF MANSLAUGHTER AKRON, May A. Boyer, When the weather bureau forecasted relief from the hot wave none forthcoming, but -when nothing was j er be not convicted. Trouble from the "Cieatincq" ele- ment, it is admitted here, .is ex- pected: but whether it will take the form of armed revolt after Madero assumes power is not yet clear. It Is not thought the Mexican people will rally to any revolutionary ment for some time, and the opposi- tion from the It is be- lieved, really will be in the nature charged with manslaughter by run- of vigorous political activity. ning down with his motor cycle and j The news that President Diaz might killing Moorman George Flagg was' retire on Wednesday or Thursday of today acquitted. Flagg's widow in a; this week increased the activity .of was letter to the court asked that Boy- i Senor Madero in preparing for de- WHS I PT Hd Tint siATtitnl DYx-tiituI- o i promised Mondav, a drop in the tcm- Only three or our Ohio democrats, t resulted. There might be a .-ere present at the time, the major- tl ity of the Buckeye democratic repre- sentation having returned to Ohio. handful of Wilson boomers from New; At any rate there were improved conditions Monday night, the mercury T _ going down to 06 and a cool breeze Jersey was also present Both sat maki u pleasant The int _, ,the reached Monday was SI. but Tuesday ous ovation given Clark. A poll of the members of in service and will add about gress in Washington taken by a news-! Momiay-s recorri. j started with a temperature of 6S at 1 i o'clock, and it went up to S3, beating Lorimer, under accupation I annually to the pension budget. The paper man during the last week show-, No drop of temperature is e end of the country to the Anderson bill will not be considered.; ed a majority m favor of forecasted but conditions favor thun- It was first reported yesterday that i Wilson of New Jersey, closely follow-, derstorms. Farmers 'say rain is much "Thpn the patriotic senior senator from Illinois, who could stand it no .longer, went to Lorimer and told him for God's sake to speak and lift, if he could, the damnable stain from himself and his said La Fol- lelte. "And it was not until then, four weeks after the charges of bribery; confession had been ringing from ocean to ocean, that the sitting member arose and proclaimed his in- nocence. He did not speak until the conviction was forced upon him that nothing further could delay a break in the senate." President Taft had taken under con- sideration the invitation to address the Bar association at Sandnsky but later he formally declined it saying that the special session of congress made it j dential boom has failed in Washing- Impossible for him to accept. Judge j ton. Xo enthusiasm has been raised Bnrkett, who renewed the invitation j by the boomers, and the graft reve- of last, winter, was accompanied to j lations at Columbus have acted the W7hite House by Senator Pomcr- exactly the opposite direction ene. which the Ohio democrats fondly The democratic members of the Ohio hoped they would. It was the con- congressional delegation are getting i nervous on the subject of free wool, i A poll of the delegation just taken shows that 'Senator Pomerene and all ed by Champ Clark. Harmon was: behind the number of votes in hisi the dties are tavor being less _than one in five. ytil) nad and deatng and pl.ostrationB 1 akblt all m all mu aarmoii "prosi- (Continued On Page Three) Senator Cullom was gazing intently the democratic and republican repre- at La FoilPtte. Hr fought to hold 'back the tears but they came unbid- Two More Iron Workers Held in Los Angeles For Dynamiting J.OS ANGELES, May J. Man- zel Parks, former financial secretary of the local Structural Iron Workers, and Bert H. Connors, an iron worker, will be arraigned this afternoon on a charge of attempting to dynamite the Hall of Records here last Septem- ber. District Attorney Fredericks stated today that no connection had been established between them the McNamaras. The grand jury will also meet today to consider special evidence in the case. The building, costing 51.000.000. is constructed here by the Llew- ellyn Iron Works, one of the com- panies which has fought the struc- tural iron workers in this city. It is understood that seven men have been implicated in the alleged plot to dynamite the building and it is charged that a woman, known to the authorities under the name of Myrtle Ross, also will be taken into custody. For three months Chief Detective Samuel Browne of the district attor- ney's office and his men have been following Connors. His arrest came as he was making preparations to leave for Seattle. When told that he was wanted at the district attorney's office, -Connors made an attempt 'to escape. He was overpowered, how-i ever, by Browne and other detectives. The arrest of Parks came only a few minute" after Connors was taken to sentatives in congress from Ohio are opposed to putting WOD! on "the free den. Striding to the center of the I list. In taking this stand they have fhamber and with uplifted hands. La Follette that by his actions Lorimer had stamped guilt, upon his own brow. NEWARK. 0., May shock in mind that Ohio sheep raisers are uncompromisingly hostile to free j wool. It is practically certain that a fifty per cent reduction will be re- ported. Billy Sunday In Wordy War With Toledo Records Were Broken TOLEDO. O.. May An attack ___ ____ _., _. _....._____ Senator Pomerene. of Ohio, today! ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. May hy innuendo on Mayor Whitlork and occasioned by the news of the death i introduced his resolution suggesting. That. Moses suffered from the bluesjthp city administration, and an ex- of his sister-in-law, her husband and! that criminal action be brought! when writing certain biblical poems' PreFSion of disapproval by Rev. two children, caused the fatal col-j against' John D. Rockefeller and' lapse of Oliver E. Chism at his home John D. Archbold as a result, of the that near Granville. Ananias and Sapphire expired i things George R. Wallace as to some of the RICHEST BABY IN THE WORLD CLOSELY GUARDED TO PREVENT BEING KIDNAPED recent decision of the supreme court from apoplexy or heart disease; that Eve suffered from evil in her own heart; that there is no devil: that. that. Billy Sunday has prf-achfd and some things he has not preached, brought :a reply from Sunday at a dinner RIVPH in his DEPEW CLAD TO BE IN PRIVATE LIFE to the 'Mexican capital. Should tho Mexican railway line from here southward still be out of by the end of the 'week, It Is that Senor Madero will go through, San Antonio and Laredo, Texas. Warrants hfild by American officers for violating the neutrality laws when he was in American territory have been waived and he has >been assured of unmolested passacr through Texas, Revised estimates .todajLof._ih.e_'cas-_._ ualties of the battle of Juarez place, the total number of killed at with about 250 Of these the- fed- erals are believed to have lost 150- killed and 100 wounded. Madero was afternoon officially notified from Mexico City that all po- litical prisoners are to be released. These number over 1.000. among whom are many .personal friends of Ma4ero. Chauncey M. Depew says his re- China to Protest. WASHINGTON. May Agent Crothers at Tc-rreon, Mexico, today officially notified the state de- partment that two hundred and six Chinese were killed during the riot in that town May 15. He said that 'the revolutionists charged that the ose had boon armed by the federals and employed as spies. All Americana WPre protected during the riot. The Chinese minister here, who Is also accredited to the Mexican govern- ment. will at once enter a protest. The minister already has instructed his" charge d'affaires at Mexico City to tirement from the senate has caused j make vigorous representations to the him no regrets and he is now enjoy- i Mexican government in regard, to the considers well-earned i reported murder of eight and .wonnd- j ing of three Chinese at Imures, insr what he honor by Protestant ministers of the Christ met death in a natural course! city. of events at the hands of a mob "There are some things connected frantic. Jews and that the crucifix- iwith. campaign that T admire ex- ion was not planned by Christ; that! Dr. Wallace said. "There there is no mediator between God leS? man., and that Jonah never existed. were included in the utterances and writings of Rev. "William Grant, of ever before have seen in Toledo. But I tell you frankly I didn't admire everything. Theologically. Sunday Xorthumberland. Pa., acorciing to tbe! l don't l rion't hold iron'- testimony of members of his consre-i cl amusements. gation read from the records of his tel1 vou I .have seen more police trial in his own presbytery before the taking care of )F H1H IN miernrmoiY Nearly 100 members of the Elyriaj Kuebeler brewery, a short stop was chamber of commerce Tuesday morn-! raafle ,and tbe Elyria bandmen very- judicial commission of t'.ie Presby-l tllis terian general assembly. I seen in the la It is charged that Dr. Grant wrote jsfen, and published a poem whose author-! Wocks of ship is atribnted to Moses and which! seen before WASHINGTON. May The lifOo, young parents fear the richest baby in Northumberland that he "never mentioned Christ in the communion declared the story of Eve and tbe serpent was nothing hut son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mc- Lean, Vincent Walsh McLean, and commonly known as "the millionaire is kept under constant guard the private office of the district at- 1 by a of men who never torney. leave him very far day or night. The in the world will be kidnaped and j fake, insisting she was not tempted held for ransom and spare no ex- 1 by the devil, because there is none; pense to keep him safe. Even "the i discredited Jonalr by declaring men littls fellow's cradle is made so that of his church should form a club 'o it would be difficult for anyione not j establish whether the whale swaV familiar with its intracacies to take j lowed Jonah or Jonah swallowed the tae baby out. j whale." views. is declared to look like "utterances of a much disappointed man who is suf-, j. fering from a severe attack of the' blues." Members of his congregation, ac- cording to the records read in ex- ecutive session, testified at his trial wish an argu- but he wouldn't change his county is effectively boomed. They) i arrived here with a band, coming in! the prayer expressed by the bandmen two special imerurban cars, one of j was answered. them the private car "Alvesta" of thej Before departing the visitors gave C. S? W. C. The Elyrians arrived! cheers for Elyria and Sandusky. The in Lorain at left that city at Si itinerary of the Elyria men is as fol- "I have been in a good many cities. I preach against sin wherever I go. but never since T have been on the platform have I mixed in the politi- cal rows. I never have done it and I wouldn't do it in Toledo." he said. Immediately after Sunday stopped talking, the evangelist left the meet- ing. Sundays six weeks' campaign broke all records. The total number of conversions was 7.360. The coller- tions amounted to includ- ing for Rev. Sunday. The total attendance was o'clock and arrived here over the Lake Shore electric at a. m. They left here at for Fremont. Across lows: Leave Elyria a. m.f Tuesday, and arrive in Lorain at teava one side of the cars was a huge ban- Lorain at 8 a. m., and arrive in San- ner which read Indus- trial Center of Northern Ohio." The visitors were met at the depot by J. C. Hauser, secretary of the San- dusky Business Men's Association, and several other prominent citizens. There were not enough autos on hand to care for all the visitors, but two special street cars were pressed into service. The Elyria business men were taken for a three-quarters of an hour ride around the city. At the dusky at a. m.: leave Sanduskf at a. m., arrive in Fremoat at leave Fremont at n. m.. and arrive in Norwalk at Norwalk at p. m., and arrive in Shelby at 5: leave Shelby at p. m., and arrive at in Mansfield, where the party will remain Tuesday night Wednesday the party -will visit Ash- land. Seville, Wooster, Medina ani Cleveland.