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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio Section One HEAR SENATOR CLAPP AT THE COURT HOUSE SATURDAY NOON 18-Pages Today 48 THE SANDUSRY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FIFTH LAST EDITION NUMBER 21 Three Provinces Join Revolu- tionists And Massacre is Feared at Tsi Nan. NATIVE QUARTER AT HANKOW IS BURNED Government Forces Get Be- yond Control and Butcher Rebel Prisoners and the Nov. Without any resistance the rebel forces occupied the native quarter of the city of Shanghai. All foreign concessions are under heavy guard and street fighting is mo- mentarily expected. Troops Beyond Control Nov. The imperial troops at Tsi capital of Shantung prov- ince mutinied today and captured the arsenal. In the Yun Nan and Poa Ting provinces the imperial also joined the revolutionists. There CdTOner FldOS That is much anxiety over the foreign col- ony at Tsi Nan. NAME 75 LINKED WITH NINE DEATHS Battle to Reverse County Op- tion Election of Three Years Ago is On. PICKAWAY COUNTY IS SIXTH TO TURN OVER AID TO SAX CaL. Nov. 3 me a cigaret. ..God has been good to me and allotted me a long life. Let me die smok- Puffing the cigaret and smiling At the attendants abiaham Isaacs aged died here in a hospi- unable to longer bear the weight of his years. Isaacs entered the hospital when Sj paying for a berth. He was an m- smoker and maintained that tobacco an aid to long- evity. HIS COMING HERE AWAITED WITH INTEREST Andteae Replies to Statement of Wayne Wheeler in Hot Native Quarter Burns Nov. native quarter ot Hankow has been com- pletely burned according to advices today. The government troops have cieated-the .rebels from the city and neither side is granting quarter. Pris- oners and wounded are cut and the streets are said to be strewn with corpses. It is estimated that from six to seven thousand have been killed eince the fighting broke out. Troops in Revolt. Nov. massacre of natives at Hankow by imperialist intelligence of which has reached the war board and the Ger- man may prove a serious hindrance to the peace negotiations -which Yuan Shi Kai has been endeav- oring to start with the rebel leaders. The imperialists apparently have got beyond contiol and further fight- ing is feared. In such a case it will be- difficult to protect the foreign con- cessions as they are divided from the native rily by streets only fifty or sixty feet wide. It is reported that the war board at Pekin has declined to accept the suggestion of foreign doctors to form a Red Cross Society on the lines of the Geneva the board seeming to feel that the rebels do not deserve human treatment. The accouling to some before the departure Gen- eral Yin The exodus from Pekin the doors of manv as well as private being closed in an- ticipation of a massacre The American missionaries who have had a conference with tre legation 1'ave decided that a few soldiers placed in each of the four large mis- sion compounds suffice to pre- vent ordinary ontlawrv and is exnected to begin any night. But should tbeiv be a general out- break all the others could take refuge in the Methodist mission which itnmediaterr east of the legation quarter and easily defended. Brisionette Died of Arse- nic Poisoning. IS MORBIDLY FASCINATED EAST Nov. Columbiana county is today in the throes of the biggest battle which the state has seen this year on the and question. The campaign closed last night with brilliant oratory on both sides. Rep- resentative George E. con- ducted the wet campaign and said that he expected to see Columbiana county follow the lead of the other six counties which have returned from the dry fold to wet. East Liv- erpool is the largest city thus far to be brought to a vote in an effort to reverse the victory of three years ago. Telegraphs to Indianapolis For Evidence in McNamara Cases There. DARROW PREPARED FOR IT Pickaway County Wet. Nov. won Pickaway the voters by a majority of 817 reinstating the sa- loons. Three years ago the county Says Detective Burns Will Have to Take Stand If It Is by Undertaker Tells How Woman Would Insist on Caring For Dead in Nov. Hof- man reported' this afternoon that Ar- thur Bissonnette had1 died of arsenic poisoning an abundant amount of the I drug having been found in the viscera I by chemists. Extra guards have been 1 posted about the house of Mrs. Louise I Verimlya where Bissonnette died. Nine other persons have died at her home within the past few years. Practically the only disclosures on Thursday were in corroboration of minor facts previously obtained by the coroner. A story that Mrs. Vennilya was morbidly fascinated by bodies of the dead was told by E. M. under- taker at actually seemed to enjoy i working around he j while I never employed for a couple of years I couldn't keep her out of the office. would seem to hear of every death just as soon as and she would reach the house only a little behind me. She seemed to glory in thinking of Mrs A. E La aunt of the dead policeman declared she had al- I most to resort to personal violence to 1 get posfession of her nephew's owing to Mrs. Vermilya's demands that she should attend to his burial. before Arthur Mrs. Vermilva was at the hospital with C C an said Mrs. La Rocque demanded that the body he turned over to her and want- j to fight me when I insisted on hav- j ing INVESTIGATE DBS la.. Nov. brother of Robert O'Cal- j the former Western league j baseball was com. icted of' conspiracy in an attempt to blow up the Polk county treasurer's safe in this city. Steel Trust Sanies Committee of Five To See How the Employes of Concern Lh e. New Mystery Added to Puzzle Over Murder of Dr. Helene Knabe. INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. mys- terious return of a key to the flat in which Helen Knabo was found dead1 has added a complication to the case of alleged murder or suicide that is bothering the detectives. When the fiat was first visited the officers learned that there were three keys to the spring lock on the door of Dr. Knabe's apartment. Miss Mc- Pherson carried one. Miss Augusta Knabe carried another and Dr. Knabe was supposed to have the other. The third key could not be found. Thursday the key was found on a chiffonier in plain view. It is believed to have been returned some time during the night. Who took the key away and for what purpose no one can but the tetectives regard the return of the key as very important Both Miss Knabe and Miss McPherson denied any knowledge of the key. The finding also.lbf a missing mi- cropone knife that belonged to the collection of instruments possessed by Dr. Knabe makes untenable another of the most important clues in the death mystery. The instrument was the. on- ly one missing in Dr. Knabe's collec- tion and the police believed the on had been hidden by persons who wished to conceal a suicide or that it. had been carried away by the mur- derer. The knife found under a pile of papers covered with dwst and Jirt and was unstained with blood. NEW Nov. United States f-orporation a committee of five had been select- ed to investigate labor conditions ex- isting between its employes and the trust. Stuyvesant Fish has been ap- pointed the other mem- bers being T. DeWitt Far- ius Charles L. Taylor and Charles A. Pavnter. This investigation follows the adop- tion of a resolution due to publica- tion of a magazine article dwelling upon the hardships of the steel workers. was voted The carried sixteen of the twenty-nine the same num- ber which the carried in 1908. This is the seventh county to hold a local option election this fall and is the sixth to join the wet columns. Out of a total vote of in this were in this elec- giving a 'majority in the city of as compared with a majority of 699 three years ago. Andreae Answers Wheeler. Nov. leader of the organized lib- eral forces jn on a statement issued by Wayne B. Wheeler anent county ontion declares that in it Wheel- er admits the Anti-Saloon league fos- ters the evil in the saloon and en- courages the law-breaking to fight the saloon more easily. An- dreae declares the league is fighting constitutional license in Ohio for this reason. Wheeler declared law- breaking saloons would turn the new counties back into the column. could not ask for any stronger corroboration of our views or any more striking justification of all ws have said regarding the immoral policy pursued by the Anti-Saloon league in fostering all that is evil in the retail liquor traffic than is af- forded by WheeJer's remarkable con- said Andreae. explains why the Anti-Saloon League fought our endeavors to pro- vide a limitation of the number of saloons in the just as it fought the Dean character bill and every other measure tending to better tho very conditions which he now ad- mits to be the Anti-Saloon league's most precious asset and the only real guarantee of its LOS Nov. Attorney Fredericks is making every effort to secure the alleged evidence in the McNamara case now held in Indianapolis it was learned today He wired to have it sent here at once. j Attorney Darrow expects the evi- d-ence to be produced and is prepared for it. A fourth uanel of veniremen SENATOR MOSES E. CLAPP. was called this morning. Ten jurors have been passed for cause but only two of these will remain after per- emptory challenges been made. Fredericks has planned to place Ar- tie McManigal on the stand and de- clared his testimony would be direct although McManigal admits his know- ledge of James B. McNamara's move- ments is entirely hearsay. In order to support it Fredericks discovered he must have the bank books from Indianapolis. Attor- ney Darrow insisted today that much of this evidence cannot be used unless Detective Burns personally takes the stand. The jury bos was filled this afternoon when two more veniremen were ac- cepted by the defense. If the last one is accepted by the state peremptory challenging will probably re- ducing the number to four. LOS Nov P. the coast-to-coast aviator who left Sheepshead N. on Sent. 17 as one of the contestants for the Hearst prize offered for the first aviator crossing the con- is within striking distance of Los Angeles. He is expected to ar- rive in this city Saturday. Rodgers left A. 414 miles east of Los at o'clock Thursday stopped at then turned with the intention of striking the Southern Pacific tracks and flying west to Yuma. He ran out of gaso- and was forced to de- o end at S to seventy miles east of and is tied up there for the night. Glancing at his .machine Rd3gers remarked that with the ex- ception of the the rudder and the elevating his biplane has been entirely rebuilt since he sailed from Sheepshearl Bay. Minority Stockholders of The Wheeling Lake Erie Rail- road Go Into Courts. Governor Foss Charges That Law Was Violated When Campaign Funds Were Solicited. BOSTO'N. Mass.. Nov. formal demands from District Attor- ney Pelletier. H. Clifford tie'asurer of the republican state committee today submitted their books for examination Pelletier's derrnnd for all records of the state campaign contributions to both big political parties followed charges by Governor Foss that the state committee had vio- lated campaign contribution laws in seeking financial aid from corpora- the United Shoe Machin- ery company. American Woolen com- pany and the Farr-Alpaca company. had violated the law in making con- tributions and that the Boston Her- ald and the of which Ex- President Roosevelt is contributing violated the laws in printing anti-tariff revision matter in a form nrohibitod by the statutes. Nov. tion of the Wheeling Lake Erie railroad by the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Co. is objected to and an ef- to divowe the pioperties made in an application filed in the federal court here by J. R. Nutt for leave to file an intervening petition in the Wheeling Lake Erie receivership case. Behind the motion filed is an effort on the pait of the minority stock- holders to organize a protective com- mittee and take the Wheeling Lake Erie out of the hands of the I w here it has been for over three and reorganize it as an inde- pendent railway line. Notices have been sent to the stock- holders setting forth the situation of the propeity. pointing out conditions against which startling complaints are made and soliciting the deposit of stock and the formation of the pro- tective committee. The motion uncovers one of the transactions in high finance which it is claimed in the petition the prop- erty of the Wheeling has forced I into bankruptcy and kept there when i in fact it is a solvent with opportunities for profit if. j it is given freedom from the contracts which are claimed to be unlawful. NORMAN J. COLEMAN DEAD Y CENTS A YEAR To some at the matter of is a factor in the elimi- nation of grade crossings. will be of interest. And these figures show that the actual even if all the proposed bonds were issued at WOULD NOT EXCEED FOUR 'CENTS ON EACH ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OF TAXABLE- VALUATION. While council has not yet passed the bonding and can- not do so until after the people have the understanding and the city's finances would require that the bonds are to be issued in serial running over a period of fiiteeen or twenty probably the latter time. Even if all of the bonds were at once will not be the amount due the first including interest at four per on a twenty-year serial plan would be but The tax duplicate for the city is and it can easily be figured that to raise the the tax would be four cents on each or 40 cents on And in each succeeding as the principal was reduced and the interest charges made cor- respondingly the amount to be paid would be less. Surely no home owner in Sandusky will vote against the interests of the city and in favor of continuing the death when for 40 cents or SO cents or even a the grades can be separated. WOULD YOU BE A PARTY TO THE SACRIFICING OF A SINGLE HUMAN LIFE AT A GRADE CROSSING FOR THE PALTRY SUM OF 40 CENTS OR SEVERAL TIMES THAT SUM IN A Father Graham's Appeal Dear Mr. The people of Sandusky are to be congratulated on the opportunity they will next of disproving a charge often made against that they are slow and sleepy and nqt progiessive. The charge will be lepelled if every voter votes for bonds to do away with the grade crossings. These crossings at present hamper the growth of the city. They are like ligatuies preventing free circulation. Their toll is often paid in blood. The terms obtained are favorable. The abolishment should be ef-. fected as soon as because the sooner it is the greater and more immediate the advantages from the outlay. Hayes avenue should be attended to first. Next Camp street on account of the the greater danger of the frequency of blockades and the fair grounds. And then Columbus where the danger is not so as it Is further removed from the more .crowded sections of the city and the blockades are less frequent. No who has the interests of the city at will fail to vote on the separate ballots in favor of the issuance of bonds. Let me repeat a woid of given already in the sure to vote on this question and do not trust to others to attend to as the two-thirds of all votes cast might be found to be necessary. altogether for a strong pull for Yours EDWARD P. GRAHAM. My has got a place now where he has make little things j count. HJJ'S teachin' arithmetic in the primary grades. Fair and slightly warmer Saturday i unsettled. Temperature at 7 a. 26 de- one year ago 38 degrees. Sun rises Saturday at 6.06 a. and sets at p. Maximum wind velocity for 2i hours ending at noon twenty miles northwest at Thursday afternoon. IB HE Hit ESI Senator Clapp Arouses Big Au- dience With Argument For Direct Legislation. SANDUSKY WILL HEAR SIMILAR STRONG TALK Great Interest Here in Progres- sive Meeting at Court House In his opening speech in Ohio in behalf of a progressive consti- including the initiative and Senator Moses E. of at Colum- bus Thursday aroused an audience of people to the greatest enthusiasm as he dealt powerful blows at the ''big in- and pleaded the cause of I the mass of the people. Senator Clapo is to speak in Cleveland Friday night and on Saturday will come to Sandusky. address- ing a meeting at noon at the court house- Since the announcement of the com- ing here of the distinguished Minneso- ta progressive no little interest has been aroused. Not on'.y will there be many from Sandusky to hear him. but delegations will come from other even fros Sandusky and Ottawa counties. didates for constitutional delegate are arranging to he present and they will have an opportunity to speak. Sena- tor Clapp comes here under the au- spices of the Ohio Progressive Consti- tution which is thus invading Erie county. He spoke in Marion Friday. O.. Oct. meet- ing here last addressed by tor Moses E. Clapp. of 1 was remarkable in many Thou- j sands heard his the first of the series ia and heard him deal sledge-hammer blows at special privil- ege he is debauching national and state governments. The insurgent republican leader purposely avoided a discussion of the proarcssive movement within the re- publican party in so far as it relates to the organized effort to prevent renomination of President Taft. He fs savine his ammunition for Progressive republican dinner in Cleveland tonight He stated he had received assurances that the land dinner was to be a political gath- ering with due respect to all he could speak of the na- tional nolifcal particu- larly of conditions within the republi- can all the vigor at his command. The insurgent authorized the state- ment that in Cleveland he would repeat in substance his recent sneech at Rochester. made at a Minnesota onenlns of the presidential campaisrn of Senator La Pollette of Wisconsin. In a single sentence here Senator Clarm naid his restarts to the present national administration with the statement that the American neonlp cannot at the same time for Dopular government and President TaK. on Page Two. Governor Refused to Interfere And Steve Scott Was Le- gally Killed. HOT SPRINGS. Va.. Nov. Pleased with the prospects of a four days' President Taft settled down here today alter the longest trip made by an American ex- ecutive. The president was met here today by his wife and daughter Hel- en. The president planned torLiy to com- plete his mess.ige to congress while here. He will take up the trusts and Ahs'. an situation recom- mending legislatit n LEGAL PAPERS MUST HAVE WALKED OUT OF THE CLERK'S CAN'T BE FOUND Frank A. Robinson was the as- sumed name given by a South End resident arrested Thursday mgnr on a of stealing preferred by Detective Firch of the 0. In mayor's court Friday was fined S10 and costs. The arrested man has a wife ard two children The a sufferer is said to be dy- ing at the home of relatives in a little Michigan town Her children are with her Robinson claimed h13 was out of fniuis and couldn't af- ford to miy anv coal. In court Fri- day morning he said he had not tak- en any coal but was just in the act of taking a few cents worth when the watchman nabbed h'm. unable to pay his was sent hack to his cell. His ar rest was the fifth caused by B. 0. officers recentlv. First Secretary of Agricnlture Ap- pointed by President Cleve- land Stricken Suddenly. j ST. Nov. .T Cole- man. 84. the first secretary of agricul- died early today on a tram en- route to St. Louis. He was stricken with He was appointed by j President Cleveland. It happened at the court house and if it is ever the title will be Great Couit House or What Became of the Papers in the Lodick Nobody had any idea of the abouts of the documents Friday when the case came up for hearing on an appeal from Sauire Casey's where a verdict for the defendant had been rendered. The bill of the petition in er- and an signed by S. L. to the effect that he was not manager of the Grimes com- all important could not be located. Theie was no slip m the office of the county clerk to show that permis- i sion had been granted to take the pa-1- pers fiom the court ho ise. Attorneys i Ray and Fljnn for and Alter-j ney representinj the Grimes Candy told Stahl that the j had not laid violent hands on the documents. The mysterious disappearance of the papers is rivaled only by Cook's sudden retirement-after he said he dis- covered the North Pole It's now up to Attorney Peeke to produce the or copies. as he is prosecuting the Stahl Friday morning gave a I week to take either of these .Sburses. TOLEDO CARMEN ORGANIZE Will Demand Increase in and Better Working Conditions Of the Company. TOLEDO. Nov. car conductors and motormen organized here today and will demand increas- ed wages and better working condi- tions. The organization was affect- ed by a ruse the announcement be- ing made that a meeting would be held in Mosse Hall. .The men met secretly at another point. _ 0.. Nov. rs- fusal of Governor fere with the death sentence of Stove was executed in the state prison last was in keening with his well-established policy regarding applications for clemency for first degree murderers. In order to give condemned persons every chance to present tneir caserf to the courts and the pardon often granting a half dozen respites to the same he has invari- ably refused in the end to use a staj- ing hand against the carrying out of a death sentence where the courts have found it to have been imposed in conformity with law and evidence. Scott's life was the penalty for murdering Gmseppi an near while robbing of Scott ana Charles his divid- ed the money. They wfere arrested at Piqva. Examination in the isil at Piqm drew from Jones a coni'ession ho-nictde. Jones escaoed with twen- ty years for when r-j testified that Scott struck the pedd- ler with a bludseon ana crtibSed iho skull. Mnry who lived wi'h Scott and affirmed this story. Scott entered the penitentiary annex April 26. 1910. to be electrocuted tct. following September. Five commuta- tions resulted from the effort to save his life. He in the annex long- er than any other condemned derer. at the last declan '1 his first confession false and i that he struck the fatal week Mary in Detroit clared she co-Emitted through fear of Jones and joined 'rt the assertion thai Joaes was murderer. EWSPAPERl IN FW SPA PERI ;