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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - May 29, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TUESDAY'S STARrJOURNAL, OUT EAftLY, WILL BE A MEMORIAL DAY J8SOE WITH FEATURES THAT WILL INTEREST YOU. WATCH FOR IT. THE S AN DU S KY S TAR -JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY, MAY 29, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 197 Sludge Gary and Associates fn Important Conference in New York WILL DECIDE UPON POLICY OF TRUST Fight May Mean Heavy Slash- ing Unless Republic Co, Sur- To Go On NEW YORK, May the next 24 hours it will be defin- itely known whether there is to be a price war in the steel trade which will affect every article of manufactured iron and steel. Judge Gary, head of the steel trust, accompanied by associates, arrived 'here today and will decide what action will be taken in re- gard to the price cutting started by the Republic Iron Steel com- pany. If Gary decides to fight some big reductions are expected unless the Republic company surrenders. The Gates Revelations. WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 29. The next important meeting of the WILL DECIDE FOR OR AGAINST STEEL WAR THE WEATHER Forecast: Probably local thun- dershowers tonight or Tuesday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 69 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, 63 degrees. Sun rises Tuesday at a. m. and sets at p. m., (standard time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noofl today, 25 miles northwest at Mon- day morning. HANDSOME YACHT WRECKED ON CEDAR POINT JETTY Report Says Soldier of Fortune Gained Liberty By Pressing Fatal Button STORY IS NOT CONFIRMED, Spy Gave Information To Se- cret Service Men Involv- ing Man Now Dead, NEW YORK, May Grosvenor Feels State Lost a American -soldier Great Leader In Retirement ;Gcorse B Boynton- Of Cox efofee H GASV' V commit- tee will be held Thursday when Judge E. H. Gary will testify. He will .-he-asked to explain some of the state- ments made hy John W. Gates. awaiting a 'reply to an invitation to Colonel Roosevelt fo tesfify relative to the ab- fcrbing of the Tennessee Coal Iron Co. by the trust. The democratic members Stanley committee are well Engineer Disregarded And Head-on Collision Was The Result. WASHINGTON, May Charles Henry Grosvenor, former, i congressman from the Athens district, spent the day in Washington between trains for New York. The veteran legislator had a great deal to say re- garding the political situation in the Buckeye state, expressing the opin-; ion that the republican party in Ohio, especially in the southern part of the state had lost a great leader with the retirement from active politics of j George B. Cox. "The retirement of Mr. Cox will: clear the political situation in i said General Grosvenor, "but the party ship of the republican party will re- I -the tension, as Mr. Cox has been an of fortune." blew up the I battleship Maine in Havana harbor I and thereby gained his release from a Spanish prison, is the information i given by a spy to secret service men but not yet established as truth. The raising of the Maine soon may clear up the mystery. Ac-rording to thp story now told, the Spanish officials were surprised' by the visit, of the Maine, having no sot. and bacaufe of the pro- bability of war wished her removed i as she was in position to command the city. It -was decided to blow her such conditions as might it appear she had been de- stroyed by an accidental explosion of her own magazines. A large boiler from th.9 navy yard was taken to tr.e arsenal and- filled with powder. It a by The boiler was lashedi in under sling a lighter, which was towed a target for much adverse, criticism across tV 'boTof The Main at night of late years. In my opinion Mr. the lighter was directlv in Cox is out of politics for good. 5" fee directlv "h getting along m years, and has accu- which held the boiler were cut and it will con- dropped into the mud. The wire have to pay more attention which the wc e tn K> evninrto INDIANOLA, May 29-At to his personal business affairs than was led to of the wharf and of the least ten a large number o persons were killed and he could if he continued In the polit- it was tben a question of umber injured when west ical sraire." Hi a M% ,-t TtJ j til a shift in the tide brought the bound Burlington ran No. 9 crashed Speaking of the presidential sitn- war hip o -e the bo er and N. 2 ner with the story told by Mr. Gates. His candor and fullness of speech in an- swering questions delighted them. Al- though the members of the commit- tee do not want to be quoted they are free with their opinions about the r an pleased mto east bound tram No. 12 nearjationin continued General ing some one to throw the switch that value of the Gates' testimony. Mr. Gate's told so much that it is be-, in? said here that he had- something on D0th engines. to do with starting the investigation against the steal trust. Gates snid the formation of the trust was the natural outcome of what he described as the refusal of Andrew 'Carnegie to be bound by the "gentle- men's agreements" that marked the early days of open competition in the steel business. He told also of mil- lions lost and created almost in a breath; how the Carnegie mills ap- praised at were recog- nized as worth almost within the time required to make the transfer to the comoration; the grim clash in the formativ days when John D. Rockefeller was dissuaded from joining in the crea-tion of the corpo- ration and the manner in which oth- ers were prevented from engaging in the steel trade. Relating how Carnegie had been forced to abandon plans for extend ing his steel business, Mr. Ga.tes frank- ly admitted that the gigantic industrial combination was formed to throttle -competition and he surprised the com- mittee with the further information) that when John D. Rockefeller had sought to enter the steel business a deal had "been put through by which sw here the latter tram raving disregard- Grosvenor, "I have no doubt that 1912 would set the mine off at the ed its orders tor taking a siding at! will find Ohio strongly in favor of tirr- Redwood. Steampipes burst in several j President Taft. who will without doubt The Spaniards fixed on Bovnton as of the cars and many were scalded in be renominated. I venture to say that I the person to set off tte m ne He that -manner. Both the Omaha and if a presidential election was held to- j had been captured shortly before Denver ball teams were m the wreck, morrow with President Taft and Gov. while conducting a h "f wac Harmon as opponents, Ohio would i petition for thf Cubans whom he show a large majority for President had aided during the ten years war Taft. The presidential, chances of 'and was then .imprisoned' in Cabanas Gov. Harmon are diminishing daily, j fortress. According to the story, he the graft revelations at Columbufc hav- i was tried and sentenced to death, but but of the players was killed. The death list includes the engineers DISCOVERY OF BODY UPSETS SUSPICIONS ing hurt him immeasurably. I offered life 'and liberty if no doubt that when the. time comes, I would press the 'button that was CLEVELAND, 0., May Ohio will be strongly in President Taft.'1 favor of he to destroy the Maine and swear never to reveal ths secret. According to the story, he accepted these terms andi on the night of Feb. 15., 1898. when the Maine swung around until a._rowboat at the mouth of Rocny i Denver is chairman, will meet short-! her bow was directly over the mine In an effort to resuscitate the Har- body of Homer M. Messenger, rail-1 mon presidential boom, the resolutions way mail clerk who disappeared from j committee; .of which Representative River Tuesday and for whose reap- pearanca alive postal inspectors were hoping, was recovered from the lake. Accident is believed to have caused his death. The finding of the body upsets the I postal inspector's theory that Mes- senger's disappearance was a planned by him to evade investigation by the post office authorities. and prepare a statement to the (Continued. on Page Three.) PREFER BASEBALL TO BiLLY SUNDAY ERIE, Pa., May The first day of The idea that Messenger was hound-! the -Billy Sunday campaign in Erie ed to death by the inspectors because j has proven a sad disappointment to of his activity in organizng a railway the Sunday party, and to the local mail clerks' union is scouted by the workers. In many other cities more inspectors here. people have been turned away at a single meeting than attended the three opening clay meetings here. The crowds went to the ball park andV the Standard Oil magnate was forced out for 40 dol- KING HONORS KING. PARIS, May Recognizing musement parks. Some yelled and the power of J. P. Morgan in the hooted as they passed the tabernacle. world of finance, King George to- Sunday said it was the first time ho had ever been hooted and he "defied the devil." day sent him a special invitation lar. Characterizing Mr. Carnegie as a "bull in a china shop." Mr. Gates told of a. midnight conference between himself. Charles M. Schwab and J. Pierpont Morgan at which the steel j corporation was conceived and how it resulted in Carnegie's getting corporation's securites for his steel interests, which he previously had offered for in cash. at the coronation Westminster Abbey. Morgan the only American so honored. Arrests Reveal Plot Against In- surrecto Leader Which Has Made Him Cautious. JUAREZ, May he has tak- WA'SiHINGTCN. May will not probe the alleged kidnaping of the McNamara brothers. In spite of a long argument made before the j rules committee today by Represent- ative Berger, in which he asked for favorable action on- his resolution, for an investigation the committee decided against it. The 'committee probing expendi- tures in the state department discovered that was paid for an portrait of former Secretary of State Day. Why the voucher was increased to the committee has not yet discovered" but it was so sur- priseji bji the revelation that it ad- en no important step for the past ten j journed. days solely because of the assassina-1 The proposed investigation of the tion plot revealed by the arrest of j American Woolen Co., designated by Dan De .Villars and W. F. Dunn to be j Representative Francis of Ohio as the hanging over his head, was the asser- ''woolen trust." has been temporarily tion today by Francisco Madero. Madero declared that he had at all times been aware of the-plot and it was necessary for him to remain here inactive until the leaders could be edged on to a point where it would be possible to ascertain just how many j woolen company. were involved in it. With the plot j out of the way he stated today that he expects to go to Mexico City by Fri- day. halted. Francis was scheduled for a hearing before the house rules com- mittee, but he has asked for an ex- tension of time, inasmuch as he has not the witnesses on hand to make out a prima facie case against the her keel only three or four feet above it. he was taken to the Ma- china wharf, where, be threw the switch that caused the explosion. Then he was set free and left Cuba. Music Stops; Organist Dead. BLA-IRVILLJB. Pa., May Miss Susan Millhouser, organist of the United Presbyterian church here, died suddenly this afternoon at her instrument, while plajfag at a special Memorial day servk-e. She was 45 years old. Near the end of the closing hymn the organ stqpped abruptly. The congregation looked in surprise toward Miss Millhouser, and saw that her head was bowed. W.ien 1 DEFENSE j Testimony Excluded Upon Which Nye's Attorneys Hoped To Score jTRIALMAY CONTINUE i THROUGH ENTIRE WEEK i Senate Committee, Meantime, j Is Doing Nothing And Grand i Jury Will by Schlessman. BEACHED IN TIME TO PREVENT HER SINKING Handsome Cruising Boat, Just Completed at Port Clinton, Hit Jetty Rocks Off Cedar Point And Was Bad ly Enroute from Port Clinton, where (yacht could be beacEed, was fully she was built, to Cleveland where her i three-quarters of a mile and the pas- owner, A. A, Augustus, wealthy vessel' It was just in time, the yacht could not x as the yacht settled further and fur- and shipper, resides, tne mag- _ Uler into the water_ FinaUy the wat. er reached the three foot mark in the hold and then the sandy beach off the Point presented itself to view. Captain Shau ran the yacht in and she was soon aground. Observers say have proceeded 100 feet more before she would have plunged down into the deep channel waters. Before beach- ing, her bow stood scarcely three feet out of water. Messrs. Ed Hinkey and Clarence Miller who had a fishing party out In a power hoat, were the first to note the Houqua's distress and they were at the yacht's side with their boat al- most as soon as she was beached. They took the passengers off and nificent new power yacht day afternoon on her trial trip, ran on the submerged rocks of the Cedar Point jetty, store two large holes in her copper lined bottom and then nar- rowly escaped sinking in the deep waters of the channel entering San- dusky bay. The yacht was beached just in the nick of time to prevent her from foundering in 25 feet of water. The Houqua was beached at Cedar Point, just at the entrance of the bay where the jetty begins. There her ten passengers and four crew members were taken off Sunday afternoon and there she lay all night with over three feet of water iir her hold, he magnifi- cent furnishings 'water-soaked and ruined, and her 120 horse power gaso- line engines powerless. Despite the fact that the wind veered around to the east Monday morning, the hand- some yacht, lying far over on one side, stood the pounding without further damage being done. Monday morning divers went to the scene to make an effort to patch the damaged hull and were prepared as soon as temporary- repairs lad been made to pump the big yacht out and set her afloat again. Officials and workmen of the Mathews Boat Co. of Port Clinton, where the vessel was completed only two days ago. Lad charge of the work. Owner Augustus, with Mrs. Augus- tus, their two children, and six other persons, among them three ladies, left Port Clinton Sunday morning about o'clock. The boat was in charge Captain Shau of Port Clinton. Messrs. Herbert Toye and W. E. Fer- nan of the Mathews company were al- so aboard for the trial trip. The new engines were not pushed strong, but by o'clock, the Houqua was off Cedar Point, east brought them to the city. Mr. Augus- tus and the others from Cleveland all returned to that city Sunday afternoon by train. The owner made arrange- ments for the care and raising of the sunken yacht. The Houqua was to have been a valuable addition to the Lakewood Yacht Club fleet She is 72 feet long, has twin screws with two 60-horse power gasoline engines. The yacht was built this spring at Port Clinton and was one of the handsomest crafts of her kind turned out on the Great Lakes this year. It is said her total cost was between and Just how much damage has been done to the vessel will not be known until the divers have finished their work, but it is already sure that it will run into the thousands. side she was dead from r- BIGGEST SHIP OF UNCLE SA M'S NAVY IS WYOMING, J UST LAUNCHED AT CAMDEN Reign of Terror, PLANS FOURTH GREAT RAILWAY LINE LCS ANGELES, May today SAN FRANCISCO, May ]eaked out that .lames J. Hill is plan- refugees, thirty of them ning a road southwest from Denver who arrived here today from Lower via'Presoott. Ariz., to the coast which California, declare that a reign of connected up with-Hill's Bur-, ror the entity ..western iiBgton road will make the -fourth j coast o! Mexico. The boat on which transcontinental line from Chicago via 1 arrived was besieged, at every Denver to the Pacific.. A large part! port by scores begging to be taken of the preliminary work of surveying' from the country but they could not jlas already been done, be accommodated. Legislature Obdurate FEAR EMPEROR'S DEATH BUDAPEST, May as- members of the choir reached her bound, and running close in. Observ- ers say the yacht approached the jetty rime spar, which warn the larger vessels of ths treacherous submerged rocks of the jetty. The yacht was then going at about 12 or 15 miles an hour and she was seen to stop suddenly and Hst far over. Then she went ahead, was turn- ed around and again passed over the jetty rocks, this time without further damage. As the Houqua turned into the channel toward the bay, occupants of small boats in the vicinity noted the yacht was listing and that her bow was settling in the water. Then came a series of staccato blasts from the Houqua whistle which indicated she was in distress. From the rocks where the Hounua had the holns stove in her bottom to a where the COLUMBUS, O., May state scored a big victory in the Nye bribery case today when Judge Ktnkead refused to admit the testimony of N. P. Clyburn by which the defense hoped to estab- lish fact that only one conver- sation took place between Repre- sentative Nye and State Printer Crawford relative to the passage of the Kimble gerrymander bill. At the conversation relative to which Clyburn was to testify, the defense expected to show that no mention of a bribe was made. The case may not go to the jury this week as there will be no session, Tuesday. The defense will requira another day. even if the defendant does not take the witness stand. That would mean at least another day. The state will require longer on rebuttal- than to make its case. Prosecuting Attorney Turner and Attorney Gen- eral Hogan, conducting the ease foj the state, also have been directing tha grand jury work. If the jury is not recessed until after pending bribery trials are concluded, a rearrangement of the state's attorneys will be neces> sary. That the senate "whitewash" com- mittee will make little if any further effort to probe the legislative bribery became apparent today when, the com- mittee failed to meet There can be no meeting Decvoration Day and Wed- nesday. With the adjournment of the senate the committee will cease to ex- ist! It is expected, however, that the committee will make a report of some kind Wednesday, probably asking the senate for contempt proceedings against the newspapermen who rer fused to testify. Since summoning witnesses who made advance declarations that they would not testify, the committee has not issued'a single Twa summoned by the never have been of the witnesses senate committee given an opportunity to testify. They were ordered to report -Tuesday and. have not been released by the com- mittee. Before they were summoned it was reported that they would re- fuse to talk, but it was learned later that they were ready to take the stand. Carefully guarded senate committee rooms have been d'eserted by the com- mittee. Meetings have been held, hjat these gatherings have been trans- ferred to the more secluded law of- fices of Chairman John E. Todd of Columbus. It was there that tha scheme was considered to force the house into a recess until fall that the committee could "have better oppor- tunity to punish the witnesses. This .game is now admittedly impossible as the sen-ate is afraid to shoulder the SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. May responsibility of killing the appropria- Several lives are known to havej are to be hauled been lost in a fire which early today fore the bar of the senate for con- destroyed the Chutes amusement park, tempt proceedings. Chairman Todd causing a loss of Surround- j declared. It is expected that they will ing buildings had to be dynamited to j be released immediately through ha- prevent the spread of the fire. Scores j beas corpus proceedings, so that noth- of animals in the park menagerie I ing can be accomplished. The arrest- burned to death in their cages. j ed witnesses have been bound over to Three bodies have been recovered j the grand jury which returns Wednes- from the ruins and more are expected j day, simultaneously with the legisla-. to be found. j ture. EL PASO, sudden re-: sftrarice of improvement in the condi-1 fusal today of "i'he Sonora legislature tion of Franz Josef, the aged Austrian to install choice as governor emperor. Archduke Franz resulted in Madero at once ordering heir to tha throne, today canceled his his troops to sarround Herirtosillo. the trip to Brussels so as to be within im-' launched at Cramp's shipyards, C.imJon, Friday. She is tons capital of Sonora. and compel the mediate call to accept the throne in displacement, axid carries twelve 12-inch guns as well as a large number islature to take the ion demanded, the event of his uncle's death. of smaller one? Here is Uncle Sam's new Dreadnausjht, the battleship Near the same spot on thp line where five years ago two cars crashed killing Showers Cooled Air, Breaking ciirrc Heat Spell. But More Rain Is Necessary together west of Vermilion. and injuring another I furred Saturday afternoon about o'clock on the Lake Shore Electric. proach with sufficient care. Why he did not do so. I will not know until 1 have questioned him." Reports from Lorain Monday were scores ofithat all the injured are resting'easily wreck oc- and will soon be out. A crowned east, bound I.. S. E. Rv. in- s GOOD SLEIGHING. _.___ WINNIPEG, May the re- suit of an 3-inch snow fall today gcod sleighing is reported from all sections of northern Saskatche- wan. terurban car collided headon with a bound car at what is known as the Lake Siding on the western lim- -its of and eight persons, al! on 'he east bound oar. were more or Ics.--. seriously injured. Ail save threr of injured were Oberlin college stm'nus enroute from Ober- lin to Linwood Park where they had intended to spend Sunday. Genera! Manager Coen was not at While the showers of Sunday night furnished relief from the intense heat and laid the dust, the rain was not sufficient to do the crops much good, according to the farmers. Heavy rains arc needed, the month of May thus far having been as unusually dry as it has been hot. While ths heat seemed the Lake Shore Electric general of- no statement him. Super- intendent Burge. however, was con- fices here Monday and could be secured from The injured, who were all removed on special cars from the scene of the wreck to St. Joseph's hospital, Lorain, were as follow: 'H. A. Desler. motorman on east bound car: ankle dislocated, bruised about, body and legs. Capt. E. J. Lynn. 2233 Lakeside avenue, N. Cleveland; left leg broken. Leonard T. Davidson, Oberlin stu- dent: left ankle bruised. Edgar Mann, 12. son of John Mann, chief lineman in employ Lake Shore company. John Mann, father of slight- ly bruised by panic stricken passeng- ers while trying to carry injured son ducting an investigation of the causes from wrecked car. of the wreck. g. g. Chamberlain, Oberliu divinity Reports of the injuries received student; left ankle injured, by persons m the wreck have been i T. C. Erie. Pa., right thigix gratly he said. "There fractured j was but one broken bone suffered- by most op- i the eight persons injured. Motorman pressive. Sunday, the high" point Desler's most serious injury is a dis- reached was 89. Breezes from the I located ankle. With the exception of lake again served to keep the tem- perature down as is shown by com- parison with figures in other -titles. While Sandusky had S9, aad land 88. St Louis reported a maxi- mum of 100 degrees. Memphis 96. Louisville 98, Pittsbtirg 92. Toledo Wyoming, I and- Toronto 90. here dropped (o I and was but 69 7 o'clock. Desler and the one man whose leg was 'broken, all of the injured will be out of the hospital within a week." "I have questioned .all the train- inen of the crews, in the wreck witth the exception of Desler and find thai none of those thus far questioned are The temperature! at all to blame. The crews had DOS- BS during the night Monday morning at itive orders to meet at the siding and it loolr as though 'Motorman Desler of the bound car did not ap- Matthew Hansen, Oberlin student; injured about lower limbs. Motorman George Dennis, of San- dusky, on the west-bound car. and Desler, on the east-bound car, both had orders to pass at the Lake sid- ing. The westbound car was to taken the switch, but had no oppor- tunity. It was approaching titm switch, slowly, vhen the east-bo-jnd car, running at. fast speed, runndfd a curv9. Both motormen started to slow speed ami all witnesses (Continued on Page I) iNEWSPAPERl fWSPAPEKI ;