Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE HOME PAPER THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FIFTH YEAR, SANDIJSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 24 PEi SIlILD Nobles Commit Suicide Which Started Wild Rumor All Over Country. GOVERNOR WU LU CHIN VICTIM OF ASSASSINS Rebels Take Provinces Close to Capital and Imperial Gun- boats Surrender, PRESIDENT'S PATKIOTISM MOUSED WHEN HEBETIEWS MONSTER PARADE OF NATION'S-FIGHTING- LEVIATHANS OF THE SEAS SHANGHAI, Q'lina, Nov. Lu Chen, newly appointed gov- ernor pf Shansi province, has been assassinated by Manchu sol- diers, it was learned here today. The Manchus accused him of treason to the throne. By his as- sassination all the work that he has accomplished has been un- done. The governor was asleep in his ten at the encampment of Shi Kai Chu ang when killed. Thirty Manchu troopers rushed the guard suddenly dashed into the tent and cut the gov ernor to pieces. In thfi meantime an alarm had been given. Soldiers faith fu! to the governor surrounded the tent and the assassins were caugh to a man. They protested that Wu's professions of loyally to the throne were false and that he was secretlj urging a massacre of all the Manchus TheTentire thirty will be beheaded. Tir. W-u Ting Pang, former Chinese (minister tto Washington, definitely announced himself today as a -support- er of the new Chinese republic. The doctor's selection as minister of for- eign affairs under the provisional gov- ernment was given out, yesterday, 'hut considerable doubt was felt whether he would care, by accepting the post, to commit himself to tue new regime, yet at so early a stage. Wu set all such doubts at rest by his latest statement. Three days were granted to the im- perial government at an, enormous mass meeting at Li "NanvFu, Tun ftau province today to agree to a republic. Failing in this the meeting adopted a pledge to join the rebels. Yesterday's reports that the .capital had -fallen into the hands of rebels eeemed to have rested on the fact that several Manchu nobles facing loss of pensions and power committed sui- cide. .Rumors that the city had fallen were believed here yesterday and oc- casioned "the' wildest "rejoicing among" the revolutionists but today's messages omit any reference to any governmen- tal overturning. In evidence o fthe critical situation in the capital, however, the American and British legations are planning joint arrangements for protecting for- eigners in the event of an outbreak. General Li. rebel leader, still insists on the emperor's deposition as the first condition of a discussing of peace terms. Three Chinese gunboats, forming a part of Admiral Sah Chen-Ping's fleet, which put in here for provisions, went -over to the rebels. The Chinese tele- graph operators' here went on strike. cables have not been molested. Foreign marines are guarding the ca- ble huts. It is believed that Admiral Sah is in hiding in this city. Ching-Kiang, tlfe province of Kiang-Su, fell. All Is quiet there. The city is a treaty port, second in importance only to (Shanghai. The population is about 'Hang-Chow, capital of the province of 'Che-Kiang, was taken by the rebels after a brief but spirited re- sistance. Shao-Hing, in the province of Che- Kiang, famous for its mines, Quinsaii end Kashing, in the same province, Surrendered peacefully 'to the rebels. Order is being maintained. With the exception of Wusih, all Important points on the railroad from Shanghai to Ching-Kiang are now- in the hands of the revolutionists. Nan- king is still outwardly loyal and quiet, But the Tartar genera! is so unpopular that an upheaval threatens. Close to pekin. BERLIN, Nov. news dispatch to the German Cablegram company rom Tsingtao says that republics have been declared at. Chifu. Kaomi and Kiao Chu, in Shangtung province. Bhangtung adjoins Chi Li province, in which Fekin is situated on the south- "jast. The message added that foreigners not in danger, but that, the most LEADS INSURGENTS' STKUGGLJt IN OHIO Fierce Fighting is Reported in Progress Just Outside City of Tripoli. CHOLERA PREVALENT IN INVADING FORCE Derna Reported to Have Been Taken by Turkish Troops After Battle, TRIPOLI. Nov. by the arrival of ships bringing fresh troops from Italy the Italians under- Politicians Surprised As Elect- ors Turn Out, And Can't Guess the Portent. NUMEROUS BALLOTS TAKE VOTERS' TIME Carriages Not In Evidence At Polling Sides Confident, ET.M. WANAMAKEET Judge R. M. Wanamaker, of Akron. took an advance early today upon the j Of, militant insurgent, admirer of Turkish fortes surrounding the city, j Roosevelt and Lafollette, and known They are supported by a heavy fiVe i as the "Summit County Square Deal- froru the Italian warships in the bar-1 er." has been elected head of a move- ELECTION RETURNS 4 bor. Box is Filled But Will Probably Be Exhausted at Attorney's Command, The mightiest fleet ever assembled in American waters was that in the Hudson river, New York, in the last few days. President Taft, who is an advocate of world peace, at the same, time advocates a big navy which he believes will promote -peace. He re- viewed the fleet last Thursday and the i pictures: give-some idea of the function; and; the magnificent pageant. .TJxe.fir- ing of salutes provided the greatest cannonading New York has heard in years. STAIEINI 10 PROVE IKIl IENSATION NOW EXPECTED State Attempts to Exclude Civil War Veteran For Cause Without Avail, Witness Says Fiance Told Her Mrs. Vermilya had "Done Away With Him." LOS ANGELES, Nov. sen- iational developments. in the McNa- mara case are imminent was indicated )y the attitude of the court and at- orneys when the trial was resumed oday. The defense is extremely ex- rcised over the wide latitude permit- ed by Judge Bordwell to Deputy Dis- rict Attorney Horton in trying to eliminate George W. Morton, an aged ivil war veteran. When court recon- vened today Talesman Morton was till on the stand under interrogation iy Horton. The McNamar.a jury was completed VIonday as to challenges prominent Isingtao. Chinese are fleeing to WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. unalterable opposition to the New York scheme whereby-national banks proposed to hold the stocks of other banks through the medium of a "hold- ing company" was announced by Sec- retary of the Treasury McVeagh, here today. The secretary declared that to per- mit such a system was to invite the concentration of the banking power of the country into the hands of a few men. This "the American public would not tolerate, he said. The Aid- Each side was then entitled to use its leremptory challenges, the defense having twenty and the prosecution en. The twelve men: in the box are lobert F. Bain, carpenter; P. D. Green, orange grower; George W. Mc- Hee, real estate dealer; A. C. Winter, uilder and contractor: W. N. Pramp- pn, farmer; -George W. Johnson, re- ired; Sam Mendenhall, oragne grow- r; Frank ,Frakes, farmer; Byron isk, miller; M. T. McNeeley, tailor; ft'illiam F. Clark, retired, and George ff. Morton, retired. Little certainty was felt that any f the twelve men would be-on the nal jury to try James B. McNamara Or the murder of Charles J. Haggerty, victim of the Los Angeles Times ex- losion. Talesman Morton is 75 years old. Vhen under examination he vas a civil war veteran, a life long but that at present he might be called a socialist." Mor- ton said he was a subscriber to the Appeal to Reason. "I think the unions on one side and capital on the other are causing all this commotion, he said. "Capital is educating labor to rebellion, but I don't think my politics should enter into it. There are republicans, social- ists and labor men in the jury box." Morton said later that he referred to the contention of capital and labor outside the court room. "I say let the law take its he said. "I take it you are not insympathy with the present form of govern- hazarded Assistant District Attorney Horton. Morton slid to the edge of the ness chair and glared at the prose- cutor. "Why shouldn't I be in sympathy with he cried. "Didn't I help fight for it in the "But are you in sympathy with Horton asked. 'Certainly I replied the tales- man. "Have you any feeling against the Los Angeies asked Horton. The talesman turned to the court. "Judge, is it right for me to answer he asked. i "No, you don't have said Judge Eordwell. j "You do believe McXamara inno- Father of Died Year Ago in May Place Kept a Secret. CLEVELAND, O., Nov. New York Special to the Cleveland Press today says that William Rockefeller, father of John D and Frank Rocke- feller, of Cleveland, and William Rockefeller, of New York, has been dead'since a.year ago last May be- came known today through sources within the family. It was the first word of that mysterious figure since Ida Tarbell wrote the history of the Standard Oil. After Miss Tarbell's attack no mem- b'er of the Rockefeller family would say if he were living or dead. But Rockefeller was livisig in New York state. He was nearly 100 years old. 'Cecrecy is being maintained regard- ing the location of his grave. John D. Rockefeller feared that should its- location become known, ghouls seek ing ransom, would despoil it. NEW YORK, Nov. petition in bankruptcy was filed here by. the Cab .Taxicab Co. of New York which has seven depots in this city, one at Long Branch, N. J., andi one at North Vale. N. J., and shows liabil- ities of and assets of 432. ONLY MANCHU LEFT IS STICKING TO JOB REMOVED TO COUNTY JAIL Chicago Woman of Mystery Seems From Effects of Poison, CHICAGO, ,111., Nov; and startling -developments are expected in the case of Mrs. Louise Vermilya, who is held for the murder of Police- man Bissonette. Two new witnesses came forward to accuse Mrs. Vermilya, of having knowledge of the manner in which some of the eight other persons who have died beneath her roof of similar ailments, came to their death. Their identity was disclosed by Coroner Peter Hoffman after the wid- ow had been served with a warrant, and after she had been moved to'the cuiaily Jtiil, where sue apparently ;s recovering from the effort on Satur- day to poison herself. Acting on the story of one of the witnesses, the cor- oner left to exhume the body pf Frank Brinkamp, son of Mrs. Vermil- ya's first husband, and one of the first of those to succumb to the at- tacks of acute stomach disorder. The grave is in Wal-dheim cemetery, near Chicago. Arthur F. Bissonette, father of the dead policemen, was one of the new witnesses and he disclosed himself as another who had encountered the mysterious stomach complaint while in the Vermilya home. From that encounter, he said, he still suffered. The other witness was Miss Eliza- beth Nolan, former fiancee of Frank Turks Win Battle. PARIS, Nov. Turkish em- bassy here has been notified by an Ot- toman agency that the minister of war at Constantinople has received a dispatch announcing that the Turks have defeated the Italians at Derna, retaking the city and capturing eigh- teen guns. The Italians, says the dispatch, had 500 men killed, while the remainder were taken prisoners. The Turks had eighty killed and eighty wounded. ment to place Ohio among the pro-! gressive states. The organization was i enthusiastically launched at a pro-i gressive banquet in Cleveland of j which Wanamaker was chairman, and! which was addressed by Clapp, of Minnercl.1. Cholera is Prevalent. MALTA, Nov. from Tpi- poli state that the sanitary situation' Comparisons Can Be Made Of there is growing worse. The bodies of fifty Arabs who died either from the cholera or from hunger were found in the streets of the city. Pestilential odors emerge from the palm groves, which are still filled with corpses, and this has caused fear of an epidemic. Fifty cases of cholera are reported in the Italian army. Returns of Two And Four Years Ago. SUGAR PLANT J. P. Morgan Said to Be Back of Sew Tort Financiers Who PHILADELPHIA, Nov. by J. P. Morgan, New York capitalists have become Interested in the reopen- ing of the great Port Richmond plant of the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining whidr-tias been lying idle JOT-'year's, and money is now ready to begin operations as soon as the neces- sary preparations can be completed. A party of New York capitalists whose names are withheld for the present came to this city last Monday and inspected the plant. Their decis- ion was favorable. It is expected that some operatives will be em- ployed. The big plant was built by Adolph Segal in 1903, and cost _ e Many people will want to figure in advance on today's election, results and. will compare early returns with j the vote of two years ago. This will serve to show the comparative strength of Letts and lor the and also the socialist vote. Two years ago the socialists had no mayoralty candidate, but in 1907 Theodore Miller, the present candi- date, received 137 votes. In 1905, Mil- ler had received 454 votes. Many be- lieve he will receive from 400 to 800 votes this time. Following was the vote by precincts in 19091 Molter, Lehrer, D. R. First A............153 240 B............145 129 C.............141 Second A............137 156 B............160 126 C............157 149 D............153 210 Third A............109 98 B............134 129 C............132 151 D............1SS 156 Fourth A............122 99 B.......... ..184 226 C............192 1SS Totals............2106 2146 Majority....................40 The figures for 1907 follow: The Star-Journal will, as usual, receive election returns at its office Tuesday night ana will be able to give complete figures as rapidly as they are received. Readers of the Star-Journal are invited to call by telephone. It is expected, however, that the re- turns will be lats, although the result as to mayor wilt probably be known by 10 o'clock or earlier, At both the Sunyendeand and Elks' clubs, returns wiil be re- ceived. In addition to the local returns, the Star-Journal will also have bulletin reports from the larger cities of the state. 'a SUi -Juui r'.af wiil have complete reports and detail- ed figures. Leitz or Lehrer? This was the principal question asked Tuesday as the casting of the ballots was in progress. Up to the last minute friends and supporters of candidates were claiming the victory aad. unbiased, observers were at sea. The multiplicity of ballots seemed likely to cause some trouble before the polls dosed. In some precincts the early morning rush could not bs handled, and some voters left without stopping- to fill out aad deposit the numerous slips. To tear and: fold.. seven anS -then- place teem in the proper receptacles after the voter had; studied over and marked them, required much time and the voting- proceeded slowly. In some precincts it was complained that the ballots were not being propertly- fold- ed. Despite the fact that the campaign been listless until th% last few days, it seemed likely that a bisVota would be cast. The early morning voting- -was about up to the TEHbt fig- ures and up to noon it was heavy. Tie total, however, is likely to be Consid- erably below the total registration With the registering of thirty voters Monday who had been unable toregister on regular days, the total registration for the city was brought up to Of this number, are men and r S70 women, the latter having the right to vote for school board candidates only. One of the riosfc noticeable things at the polls was the absence of carriages and other conveyances. The provi- (Continued on Page 3) f _ tliillit. 1H rich Plan currency reform don-t your finally asked Hor-! be modified in many respects, declared I ton_ the secretary, before he will give it his approval. He intends to urge the adoption by congress of a modiflca- l.oc of tin; Aldrich scheme. "I don't know anything about roared Morton, (Continued on Page S) CHIWG- Pending the acceptance by Yuan Shi Kai of the premiership of China. and his arrival at Pekin to form a cabinet. Prince Ching will continue to discharge the duties of the premier's office. He is the only Manchu of prominence left in the administration. After Yuan- Slri Kai takes office wiil become president, of tfip privy council in the national assembly. Brinkamp, who, in an affidavit, Tuesday morning. ed that her intended husband had made statements on his death-bed, virtually charging his step-mother with having "done away with him." Bissonette said: "I went to visit my son the day before he was taken to the hospital. I had meals at the Vermilya home. After eating ham and eggs on -which I put pepper from a tin box, I had severe pains in my stom- ach. I gat an emetic at a drug store The way a wom- an tells whether it's burglars down- stairs or only mice is how anxious her husband is to go down and meet 'em when she wakes him up in the mid- dle of the night. Forecast: Fair and colder tonight. Wednesday fair. Temperature at 7 a. m., 45; one year jo, 29. Sun rises Wednesday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours and Allan Garland was endimc at. noon today. 34 miles west at: admitted to bail in the sum of First A.. B.. C.. Second A.. B.. C.. D... Third A. B.. C.. D.. Fourth A.. B.. C.. Totals Molter .153 ..137 ..118 ..121 ..148 .144 ..1ST ..119 .138 ..125 .184 .130 .230 .227 ..2111 Ford 205 140 106 14? 128 122 194 96 S7 12S 112 81 125 S3 1764 Miller 11 4 0 6 13- 5 6 3 6 12 3S 2 12 19 137 OPELOUSAS, La., Nov. Zee Grandsons Cut Off With Small Share of Waldock Estate Threaten Contest. Cut off with each in the will of Frederick D. Waldoek, wealthy cat- tle dealer, of Perkins pro- bated late Monday afternoon, two j grandsons, Eugene S. Magill and i A jury in the first trial failed to agree. EXAMINERS CHARGED NO DISHONbSl ACTS pains still are with me-" j Miss Nolan's affidavit brought in i the name of Undertaker C. 0. Hoysen. who has been mentioned by a num- ber of persons interrogated concern- ing the poisoning: of Bissonette, and concerning the mysterious death of another Vermilya roomer. Conductor Richard T. Smith. She averred that young Brinkamp on his said to his mother: "Well. I'm about done for; you might as well let Boysen come and bury .me." Statements From Ortner And Riedy Throw Light On The Sit Trouble Bet ween Commissioners and Surveyor. The publication of Commissioner) aminers charged Riedy's statement. Monday deathbed a libe! filing of the report of that the in the common pleas court, contest- ing the document on the ground o-f undue influence, according to state ments made by attorneys. As the value of the estate is esti- mated at between and a legal fight of large proportions, which will probably be carried to the highest courts, is expected. iBank deposits, live stock, and about fivs hundred acres of land were left bv Waldock. An equal share in the estate was bequeathed to five sons. Frederick J. Waldock, John P. Waldock, Charles A. Waldock. William Waldoeb, George A. Walcock. and a daughter. Faaais Waldock Clark. The death of the testator occurred a few weeks ago at the age of eighty- three. Attorneys for the relatives who will contest the document will claim that commis- j pressure of a strong nature was and Heald, examiners of the commis- sioners' annual report, has had the effect of clarifying the situation to an She young Brinkamp I extent, although the trouble has not said repeatedly "he was going the! way Dad did" and that re had ex-j pressed to her his suspicions that the j father had not. died of natural causes. BACK ON WATER WAGON ended by any means. Leonard W. Ortner, one of the ex- aminers, hastened to set Mr. Heald and himself right in the matter. "A careful reading of the report will show that there is nothing to which the commissioners can take said Mr. Ortner to the the) drawn up while. Waldock sick, and that Dr. M. J. Bloorningville, who wrote very Lovs, o? the doca- county, however, were not contained; js to be charged that the will'was m the examiners' report, but were' 'v" simply deduced from this -report. "We bought earbo-via at to cents a gallon, but we found it the cheap-, ment, was named as one of the ex- ecutors. Wiluair Waldock, a son, was designated as the other executor. Another circumstance to sustain the claims of the contestants will 1la the alleged partiality shown one theat, Eugene S. Magill. to whom ties for melting the stuff and also! testator was often In the habit o.' ..'v- Star-Journal. "We have charged no I sent a man here for a week to show ling ten dollar gold pieces, it is i misappropriation of _ funds, no graft, j our men how to apply it. The Stand- An attempt on the of ivn osf- We have simply pointed out things j ard agreed to send a man for this but 1 ants' attorneys to prevent 'h? 'ir.t- which we believe, under the law, j although we bought three lots from j bating of the will before Judso j should have been done by the! the Standard, we have seen no one'Monday afternoon failed. commissioners. In justice to the froxn that company to assist in the! The claim that the of Helen est in the end." said Commissioner Riedy. "The Standard Oil Co. bid was 8 cents. Later the Standard cut to 6% cents and the carbo-via peo- ple met this by a cut to S 1-2 cents. The carbo-yja people famished ket- AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. retains constitutional prohibition. Gov. Plaisted and his council decided to accept the corrections in the vote of four towns, cast in commissioners, this should be under- the special election in September, i stood." thus reversing the result as indi- 9nve ?Pint !.a Polished accounts to which Commissioner Riedy took spe- cated on the first official returns. cial exceptions was that relating toL nnvnvxiea Of carbo-via. The ex-l work. We found that we could build j Smith had been forged as ,i more road with the same amount of to the will, was not sustained by the the carbo-via than with the Standard court. .product and so it was really cheaper." Attorney John Ray Magills and attorneys r. (Continued on Page 2) and E. S. Stephens, the BWSPAPER? NEWSPAPER!