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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE HOME PAPER THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FIFTH YEAR, SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 191 i, LAST EDITION NUMBER 38 Foreign Consuls Notified to Remove All Subjects From City Before Battle. MASSACRES CONTINUE IN SHAN SHI PROVINCE Dr, Legindre, French Mission- ary, is Murdered and More May Have Lost Lives, PEKIN, Nov. 23 The massa- cre of foreigners is still going on is Shan Shi province according to information today. thousand Manchtis have been slaughtered. It is reported foreigners are be- ing murdered in Yunnan. Five thousand corpses strew the battle- field at Hankow as a result of two days' fighting. The anti-foreign agitation is becoming more ser- ious. According to a. Chinese report an at- tempt was made to asstssmato Pre- mier Yuan Shi Kai on Monday last. The edict was issued giving Yuan Shi Kai freedom from a daily audi- i i t 'CHINK' HAS AIRSHIP. MOTHEE GOES TO BENVEH EFFORT TO SAVE W03IAX CHANGED .WITH SHOOTING HUSBMD SiZE SAYS SOLD HER TO ANOTHER MAN SAN FRANCISCO, Nor. Tom Gunn, one of the few Chi- nese who operate aeroplanes, is here negotiating with revolution- ary leaders to send him to China to help fight the Manchus. Gunnis an ardent rebel and is eager to do scout duty in his flying machine for the ar- 5 mj. M He uses an aeroplane of his own construction. ence with toe throne, thus permitting his attempts to bolster up the admin- istration without interference. The President of the Shantung re- public has sent another message ad- vising the abdication of the throne, and Yuan has replied, according to the "Waten the Germans." A special dispatcn from Shanghai says that not only was the governor of Tai Yuan-Fu murdered, but his wife and two sons also have been ex- ecuted. The yomen has been burned, and the Manchu city entirely de- stroyed and looted by a mob. May Send Troops. WASHINGTON, Nov. the receipt today of dispatches re- garding the massacres of foreigners in China Secretary Knox conferred with President Taft regarding send- ing troops from Manila. Dr. Legendre Murdered. TIEN TSIN, Nov. has been received here of the murder by natives of Dr. Legendre and other French missionaries at Ning Yuai Su. Begin Bombardment. SHANGHAI, Nov. a. HUSBAND SHE MRS s "WHITE SLAVE" CHARGE Tells of With Mrs. Patterson After Seeing the Shooting. WOMAN BORROWED GUN Mrs. James Gibson, mother of Mrs Gertrude Patterson, on trial in Denver, charged with shooting and killing her husband, Charles A. Patterson, is expected to tea- tify in her daughter's defense. Mis. Gibson and her husband have arm ed in Denver from their home in Illinois and taken rooms at aa obscure hotel. _ the" mother said, "was- a 'white had boasted that he rich man on v his staff' from whom he could, get money at any George W, Strain Tells of Quarrel With Husband Sat- urday Before the Killing, DENVER, Nov. riot took place today at the trial of Mrs. Ger- trude Patterson when a mob of cur- ious women sought to gain admit- tance to the court room. Many were" knocked down and trampled upon and one so hadly hurt the attendance of a physician was required. Evidence as to Mrs. Patterson's shooting her husband in the back was again intro- duced. Mrs. Patterson, who alleges that she was sold into white slavery by the man whom she killed, heard the story Wed- nesday afternoon from the man who was the one witness to the shooting. His testimony was damaging and tte state brought out the fact that Mrs. Patterson hid the revolver under the body of her husband after shooting him and also that she had borrowed the gun she did the shoot- ing. A. B. Shugart, a carpenter, testified that he heard two shots as he was leaving a shed in the rear of his home and that he saw Mrs. Patterson stand- ing over a man on his hands and knees. He said that she raised the re- volver and that he cried for her to stop hut that she shot again. He then ran to the man and she ran into the Ting Fang, director of foreign affairs, has notified the consuls that: tha bom- ln of wh.ich the shooting has notified the consuls that the bom bardment of Nankin will hegin today. He wants them to withdraw their re- spective fellowmen fri'oni that dis- trict. Ten warships are on Hie way to -Nankin, -and-an attack will be made on the city simultaneously by land and sea. The rebels have engaged outposts of the Nankin defenders, and have driv- en the imperials back, with a loss of several hundred killed and wounded. was done. He turned the wounded man over and the latter groaned but did not speak. Shugart then ran into the house and found Mrs. Patterson ap- parently in a faint. He opened her coat to look for opened her eyes. volver he found under the man. "I asked her whom the man outside declared the witness, "and she a weapon and sire" He identified the re- GOVERNOR JOHNSON'S OUT FOR LA FOLLETTE There's A Big Balance On Hand And Present Project Is Now Sufficient. CHIEF OF ENGINEERS SUBMITS HIS REPORT Great Lakes Likely To Get A Small Share of River and Harbor Funds, Justice Wright Holds Gompers, __Mitchel! and Morrison Re- sponsible to Court. Father, jSlster and Brother KrieeTirF'Prayer With Erring Youth in the Death Cell. STANLEY STEEL PROBE ROW RICHMOND, Va., Nov. father, sister and brother of Henry Clay Beattie, jr., looked upon his liv- ing face for the last time today. After a visit from the ministers, the family said the last farewell this morning, all kneeling OB the death cell floor in prayer. The ministers Seattle had improved in spirit and was prepared for the day's ordeal as well as could be expected. Beattie will be executed between and tomorrow. Fol- lowing the custom, he will probably arise about or o'clock and after being shaved will have breakfast. Two clergymen will escort him from the cell into the death chamber with the two guards who will hold his hands. A letter which was signed "Ru- purporting te be written in Hungarian by one who confessed the murder of Mrs. Beattifc received by the editor of a Hungarian paper m Cleveland and the authorities notified. It is believed "the writer was insane and that nothing will come of it. Seattle's father made a last appeal j to Governor Mann without effect answered: 'He is my .husband bemg he wronged me.'" When he sought other information Shugart declared Beulah Binford Sorry. NEW YORK, Nov. justice ght, and if T he must found him Prosecutor Stevens Will Ask To Have School Board Member Indicted For Using Rigs. she refused to talk- George W, Strain Identified the re- volver as one which he had carried on a vigit to the Patterson bungalow on the Saturday night preceding the shooting. He said that he had met Patterson that night, had some words with him, and drove him and a friend away at the point of the gun. Mrs. Patterson, he said, upbraided him for injuring her chances of getting a voree and asked for the gun which he gave her. COLUMBUS, Nov The first in- dictment In Ohio for violation of the Kimble corrupt practices act in haul- Ing voters to the polls will be return- ed against a school board member of Lorain county according to Prosecutor P. M. Stevens %-ho today asked Attor- ney General Hogan to assist him in prosecuting the case. Stevens wi'l ask the Lorain county grand juiy to in- dict a man who kept his rigs busy all election day. Want Names For The Presidency On Ballot COLUMBUS. 0., Nov. The pro- gressive republican organization and others who are proposing that the names of presidential candidates shall go on the ballots east for national con- vention delegates next year in order that the delegates so elected may be bound to support such candidates, have not taken Secretary of State Graves into their consultation about the mat- ter. Since he is by virtue of his office state supeni'-or of his view is to the provisions of the law under n'hkh it is proposed that this shall be tone is important. Inquiry of him yesterday brought out the fart that le had not looked into the matter, and apon casual inspection of the election law he was unwilling to give an opin- ion as to whether the proposed plan tvas possible or not. in-osn on Page 2) the have been ever drawn into was the statenrnt in regard tc Hun l am sorrv I this thing. This ILatlie. She is living and working under an as- sumed name here and says she hopes to live down the past. TOUNGSTOWN, 0 Nov. Miller, a laborer employed on the new Republic Iron Steel Co.'s dam at Tackspns Gulch, was perhaps fatally shot in a quarrel. His assailant es- caped. CONSUL AT CLEVELAND, HOME FROM ITALY, DENIES REPORT OF ATROCITIES IN TRIPOLI Investigation to Be Taken Up In Are Granted Another Delay, WASHINGTON, Nov. Justice Wright today refused to dismiss the contempt charges against President Gompers, Secretary Morrison and John Mitchell of the American Feder- ation of Labor in the Bucks stove ant range case. Wright issued a scath- ing decision. This means he will again attempt to force the labor lead- ers to trial. The court held that the statute of limitations tor orosecution of crime haft no application to prosecutions for contempt of court, and that the contention of the labor leaders that the alleged contempt was committed more than three years ago is merit- less. Three days were given the counsel for the defendants to reach an agreement as to the appointment of a commissioner of special examin- er to take testimony in the case. If an agreement cannot reacoed with- in that time the court will appoint one. The opinion covers more than 30 typewritten pages. Roast Justice Wright. ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. of Justice Wright's decision adverse to Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison was received with anger by the Ameri can Federation of Labor convention here today. A resolution was adopt- ed condemning Wright saying the proceedings "has more of the char- nf than a and expressing regret that a man "so lacking in judicial tempera- ment should be elevated to the bench.' Stanley Will Fight To House Floor WASHINGTON, Nov tativ'e Stanley 'Mil carry nis figh' against efforts of the steel trust in terests to muzzle his investigation to the floor of the house when congress convenes. He declares the investiga- tion is not only necessary from a le- gal point but a great work for hu- manity." On a technical point the steel trast attorneys assert the com mittee can not continue its mvestiga tion now as the suit has been filed, against the trust Stanley assert- the probe has just begun. Stanley also believes that Rev. F Because, there are unexpended balances available to continue the work, no harbor appropriations for the coming year arc recom- mended for Sandusky, Lorain, Huron or Vermillion in the report of Gen. William H. Bixby, chief of the army engineers, in his an- nual report made public Wednes- day night in Washington. Likewise, because there is no existing demand for the opening up of new docks or water front, no further improvement of San- dusky harbor beyoond the present project, is recommended. These statements came to the Star- Journal Thursday, from its si.iff "t- respondent in Washington. At first it appeared that Sandusky wai being treated shabbily, but investigation showed that there was no occasion a recommendation of additional harbor improvement projects since none had been asked for and there was no apparent demand. The pres- ent project, now about 72 per cent complete, calls for a full depth of 21 feet of from the lake to the Pennsylvania docks. The only addi- tional improvement that could be ask- ed would be a further deepening of the channel, or the building of a new channel to the East End. In his re- port, Gen. Bixby says of Sandusky har- bor: "This harbor is not considered wor- thy of improvement further than that contemplated by the existing pro- ject." This means if Sandusky wishes further harbor development, a showing of the necessity for the work, and probably co-operation on the part of the city, will be necessary. Congress- man Anderson stands ready to assist in anything which is desired but there is now no definite project in view. The report shows that the total amount expended on Sandusky haihor to June 30, 1911, was Of this, was used for mainte- nance in the last eight years. In the past year, the dredges Burton and Maumee have done much work in the harbor, the former removing cubic yards of material from the chan- nels, and the latter cubic yards. Want Solicitor's Advice Before Considering Water Works Department Changes. DEMOCRATS ATTENDED CLOSED-DOOR MEETING In spite of the fact that President Taft, on his recent western trip, was greeted with apparent glad acclaim in California, Gov. Hiram Johnson, of that state has now issued a state- ment in which he oomes out owni for Senator La Pollette for president. Graefe Opposes Additional Stokers and Motor Patrol Favored Mayor Lehrer and his cabinet met with the city council mem- bers whs take office the first of the year, at his office Wednesday evening and a long drawn out conference over matters of city government for the coming two years was held behmd closed doors. Owing to the absence of City Solicitor Steinemann, conclu- sions on important matters were not reached. Among these ques- tions was the water works Super- intendent matter and the propos- ed plan of placing the water works department c'ertca! work under tve service director again. Major Lehrer recei.ed no assur- ances Wednesday night that his plaa i lo oust Chipf Engineer King; irom the ate? "rork? Opinions Or Prejudice Bring Objections From State or the Defense. SECOND VENIRE IS CALLED Seats Filled at Noon But All In Places Were Subject to Challenge, the evi- If you won't send a, man to electric chair on circumstantial dence, or have an opinion as to wheth- er there really was a smrder commit- ted at Kelleys Island last September, or if you are opposed to capital pun- ishment, or prejudiced against labor- ers of foreign birth, you cannot sit on the Jury in the Klaweteh murder case in which an effort to select twelve men was continued Thursday. In other words, a man who has no opinions of any character, and is will- The work now includes a chanael 390 ing to stretch a point in answering feet wide and 22 feet deep through the questions in order to qualify has the outer bar, 400 feet wide and 21 feet i best chance to occupy permanently a deep to the city front at the B 0. seat in the panel. There were twe'lve dock, and from 160 to 300 feet wfdfl passed for cause when an adjournment and 21 feet deep along the city front was taken shortly before noon Thurs- to the Short Line or Pennsylvania and these "were subject to the docks Tl e project calls for the com- sixteen peremptory challenges of the pletion of .this channel to a width of 300 feet. In the upper and in the river to Fremont there and the four like objections state. Prosecutor Hart did not find much encouragement in the answers to his would he put through by council The mayor holds that the nreseat council its authority when it des- unated by ordinance that the city engineer should also oe me water works superintendent. The mayor contends the law specifies that the service director shall appoint all wa- ter works department employes. The democratic members of the council are opposed to a change from pres- ent arrangements. The republican. majority will wait until it gets a le- gal opinion. Henry Graefe, a repub- lican member, declared Thursday that he would "be in favor of aa expert holding both jobs at a good salary, if tbe law allowed it. Democratic members were good listeners when the matter was discussed. All seven council members, Coun- cil President-elect MJschler, Direc- tors Bing and Hauser and the mayor were at the conference. Auditor-elect Bauer and Chief Engineer King -svera not present. It is reported upon good authority that the republican major- ity had desired a party caucus with. the mayor's cabinet but Member-elect Graefe kicked over the traces and In- sisted upon a meeting at which tha three democratic -membrs were also in attendance. Members present at the meeting say no attention was given to organ- ization, so the matter of committee memberships and the selection for council clerk will have to oe worked out at a later meeting or a caucus of the republican members. It is al- ready assured, however, that Member- elect Graefe will be the republican floor leader and the chairman of the finance committee. As to the demand for the little navigation, the report says. There is an available unexpended bal- ance for Sandusky harbor of believed in circumstantial evi-i A decided and encouraging gam in deilce At ]east naif said that they j the placing of these in the trrvfn n flarrl-nr, VlPfl dirSOtOr'S OfflCfi Iffldfir questions whether prospective tales- taking away of the water works books frnm fhA STirt (Continued on Page 6) would not vote a, first degree murder vordict on testimony of that charac- ter. (Continued on Page 6) NICOLA CERRl CLEVELAND, 0., November "The war with Turkey is a war that He is enthusiastic about the Turko- Italian trouble and not at all doubt- ful as to the outcome, though he is not certain as to the duration Dr. Ccrri was> vehement in his de- nial of the stories of the Italian atro- cities as sent 311 by some of the war correspondents and he expressed some n. n surprise that some of the eastern OilICagO PaCKei'S newspapeis should have taken the I matter so seriously. j "The real htory of the atrocities is i JT. whose chief occupation is 1 looking after Rockefeller's chariU should explain his connection with the deals m which Merntt alleges he represented Rockefeller and was the agent through whom Rocketelier "skinned" him SWnley was com- pelled to susnend public hearings un- til after congress meets but in the meantime will continue his investi- gations. Given Another Delay WASHINGTON, Nov -Counsel tnis, ne said Thp Arabs. WDO were i f0r the Chi be neutral, ramr into (he se-fimnp further dela> in the trial to camp of Genera' Caneva when he is- sued his proclamation, and theie they j sold their arms fo the Italians and Lib Duncan, the blacksmith, sajs the more igno- rant a feller is the stronger views he has on a subject. Forecast: Rain turning to finow tonight cold e. Friday fair and colder, except snow flurries near lake. Temperatuie at 7 a m 40; one year ago, 33. Sun rises Friday at a. m and sets at p m. (standard Maximum wind Telocity for 24 hours ending at noon today. 14 miles south- west, at 6.50 Thursday momins TO HELP SAMTA CLAUS _ The Star-Journal will, as usual, undertake to raise a Christmas fund with which to assist Santa and sar- under charge of clerks to be appointed ey the service director instead of taa auditor, there mav be some serious hitches. It was Member-elect Graefe, who, as a member of the council pre- ceding the present one. suggested the plan of centralizing the city's clerical work by placing all clerks, except the board of health clerk, under the su- pervision of the city auditor. By this plan the number of clerks was re- duced. Member-elect Graefe declares that if the mayor's proposed change Claus in caring for unfortunate means any increase in clerical help, boys and girls of the city migfct otherwise be overlooked. The subscription list will be start- ed in a few days so that the fund can be ready several days before Christmas, and attention is called to it now. The Star-Journal also welcomes Santa Claus letters from the chil- dren but again would emphasize that those letters are preferred which make an appeal in behalf of others, rather than a mere self- isto request. The best letters will be published. FORMER PRESIDENT DIAZ WILL NEVER RETURN TO MEXICO EXCEPT IN DEFENSE OF COUNTRY through an anpeal to Cbiet Jus tire White The justice nromised to bring rase bpfore the supreme listed in the army of Italv On Octob-, court a week from Monday and the er 23, during the battle of Schera Sobat, those Arabs were in the rear i PARIS, Nov. and yet pathetically, saying "I am done with ex-President saw the United Press correspondent here to- day The interview sought in connec- tion with thp present distuibed condi- tion of Mexican affairs, took the form my retirement froo; the presidency of Mexico can testify that the people then They changed over night. They said they wanted me to They said they wanted another president. I replied very well, I will go. t do not know the truth of home rather of the first full expression _of a [conditions- now. I am afraid to state fallen dictator's feelings towards the from almost uackers' attorney's Fc1! 1 the} were ___ confident the lower court would Turned" in'lU- of the troops, and. while the Turks, ognize rhis and tbe trial un- more a nurht into such bitter were fighting our army in the front. the suddenlv turned upon the men in the rear and began staboina: bait which reach me arc biased one he disarmed them all and issued a i MARION. 0., Nov. Mauley, way or the other. The country is spilt second proclamation and in it he is in the county jail today after into warring factions, each antagonis- another uord to say concerning] thera. I am done. I save mj jouth. tny ase. everything, to my country I -was to do (CopjiipM, 1911. the I'niied They abKed me to r will not I am unwilling to express clared that any Arab who was captcr-, having been identified by Ethel Van has long been wanted by de-ied with arms in his possession would Lear. 15. shos factory emplove, as the dares Dr. Nicola Cerri. Italian consul be summarily shot Some shot, man who assaulted her last night, in this citv. who has just returned >'and that is fhe foundation for the Feeling against Maaley Js running higli from a visit to that countrj. jstoiy." Laud the jail is being carefull) guarded. tic to each and each calumniating the others. Opinions change so quickly In Mexi- co. Senator Ellhu Root and others who turn to a routtrj where ideas change bo quickly But no. There- is one condition upon which I would ip-enfer nubhe In the event of a war between Mexico and a foreign power I would give all 1 have left to help Mexico. My plans are unsettled. I love-Spain PARIS. Xov. Fvom fO to 8" sons are believed to have peris-hfd hr a train's plunge into the Thouet river Saunur today. A fiood carried a rail- attended the celebration shortl> before in Euiope. may live there At any rate I shall {road bridge and the train the abutment. NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER! ;