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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 2, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio THE HOME PAPER TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER 280r DEMANDS OF RAILROAD SHOPMEN Both Sides Afraid to Call Beu- lah Binford and Defense Holds Back Seattle. SISTER .-DEFENDS HER BROTHER BEFORE JURY Says Relations Between De- fendant and Wife Were the Most Cordial and Loving, CHESTERFIELD COURT- HOUSE, Sept. scandal raked up today in an efforti tp keep Henry Clay Beattie from the Electric chair for the murder of his wife. Charles H. Kastleburg, .a wealthy merchant, of Richmond, admitted on the stand today that he was driving his automobile along the Midoth- ian turnpike the night. Mrs. Beat- tie was murdered and stopped hear where the crime Occurred and filled the radiator while a Rich- mond woman who accompanied him stood on the running board. "While we stood there two cars passed, one containing a number of said Kastleburg. "They of- fered to help me but I refused aid." _When asked why he did not tell "this before Kastleburg said it might cause some embarrassment at home and that he didn't want any notoriety He raid he did not know the woman's name who accompanied him but had picked her up in front of a hotel. This testimony is expected by the defense to account for the story of the car a number of boys testified they saw while out joy-riding on the Mid lothian road the night of the crime. At recess Beattie leaned toward his father and said, "Well, I'll take the stand this afternoon and feel well .pre- pared for tlie ordeal." If Henry Clay Beattie was sent to the electric chair a threat of death was received by Judge Watson in. an anonymous letter today. Beulah Binford was the big question mark today. Both sides.are afraid to call her beca.use of her enigmatic at- titude. The defense has delayed put- ting Henry Beattie on. the stand in his own defense for fear the prosecution vyill call the young girl and "riddle Beattie's testimony. And the prosecu- tion, fears to call her because it is afraid she is still partial toward the prisoner. The girl wept in jail today because folks would be "disappointed if not given a chance to see me." W. P. Sampson, a personal friend of Beattie's was the second witness SINCLAIR INCAPABLE OF CAMERA DISPROVES CHARGE OF AUTHOR'S Cylinder Head of Engine Blew Out and Machine Turned Completely Over. ARMY AVIATORS MEET DEATH IN AIR TRIPS LKrlc- W. L. vice president and gen- eral managcy of the Illinois Central railroad, is representing his company in negotiations between the Illinois Central, -Harriman iines, and North- western, and their shopmen, who de mand higher wages, better working conditions and recognition of the re- cently organized Federation of Shop Trades. Crowd in Kansas Drive Bird- man to Fly in Broken Plane and He Is Killed, TWO MORE DIE. called. Sampson, said he knew ot Beattie's relations with Beulah Bin- ford and asserted they were not brok- en off when he was married.- He told of Henry and himself meeting Beulah and her friend, Henrietta Pitman, in Norfolk and going around together for two days. Hazel Beattie, 17, sister of Henry C. Beattie, took: the stand before the ad- journment of court Friday afternoon to testify in behalf of her brother. Hazel had seemed almost" like a myth since the Beattie' trial began. No one has seen her, she has given up visiting her friends-for, fear detectives or reporters wpMa.'find--her out and Refusal of Officials to nize System Federation May Precipitate Walkout. UNION LEADERS WILL ACT Officials of Roads Say They Meet With Representa- tives of Shopmen Again, try to her. brother. A lil.n J- '-U1-_J 1- T_ _1 'il_ She flits like a shadow behind the "dodging" back if she sees an unfamiliar face. has not been able to sleep well at night since the murder occurred. Either the thought of her brother lan- guishing in jail, or the picture of her dead sister-in-law, Louise, is always before here. Louise Owen Beattie's room had treen-next to Hazel's; "-and Louise had often come in to kiss her good night, just before she went to sleep. Hazel has changed her room. The memory of 'that customary good night kiss haunts her. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. ing to the announcement of Internation- al President Kline, of: smiths' union, spokesmen for the trades at the conference with Vice President Kruttschnitt, of the Harri- man system, committees of the unions involved will be summmed into con- ference immediately to consider a general strike. The concensus of opinion among railroal men is', how- ever, that a strike is inevitable. That there is still hope of averting a strike of shopmen on the Harriman railroads was the belief expressel by union leaders here today when it was learned Vice President Kruttschnitt of the Harriman system, sent a con- fidential message to President Kline, of the blacksmiths' union following their unsuccessful conference last night. The nature of the message was not divulged. Julius Kruttschnitt, vice president of the 'Harriman lines, last night an- nounced the conference with the union men that the Southern Pacific Railroad company would not recog- nize the system federation composing ithe five shop crafts and including '000 men. "Our meeting with Mr. Kruttsch- nitt today was without said J. W. Kline, spokesman for his col- leagues. "Neither side would -concede anything. The demand that he rec- ognize the federation was presented to MANGIS, FRANCE, Sept. Army aviation claimed two more victims today, Captain De Camine and Lieutenant De Crailly. De Gamine fell from a great height i and was instantly killed while JJe Crailley was burned to death in j the air. Today's-'accidfent brings j total of aviation fatalities up to j 72. tf AVIATION FIELD, SQUANTUN, MASS., September Joseph Cummings dropped into Dorchester Bay today from a height of feet and escaped drowning and serious in- jury. A cylinder head in his engine blew out and the machine turned com- pletely over bringing Cummins on top from where he extricated himself be- fore it sank. Was No Faker; Died. NORTON. Kan., bept. j than be considered a faker and unable to withstand the jeers of Prominent Toledo Officials Lose Lives in Maumee Bay When Small Boat Is Struck By Big Steamer. Superintendent of Waterworks, Member of City Council and Others Among to Cross Bow of Freighter Philip Minch, Upkm David countv Wr COUM} lair fleie Frisbie made a flight knowing that his tjc ryat I NBW YORK> SePt- "He is so 5lH and his nine-year-old son, and the T tellectual, so wrapped up in his pro- 1 camera tells a different story than i- J. J. thnt Vio icn't fitted for Hnmoa. fhnt .LI... __j Ti fession, that he isn't fitted for domes- to his death. The aeroplane tilted badly right andi Thus Mrs. Upton Sinclair discussed I her husband, who has brought suit as he i for a divorce, naming Harry Kemp, tried to make a turn after rising easi-j a poet of Kansas, as 'the man wno ritl rho T-Ji-i J- _ "I'll go if it' kills the aviator acclaimed to his wife, and despite all her entreaties he prepared to fly. "Don't again pleaded Mrs. Fris- )ie, and the aviator's little son and daughter ran up to kiss him. "Mamma wants you to stay here." little girl whispered. "Please In the picture "are shown Sinclair ly on the track. He tried to straight- i tooY-hisJwife feorn' him. en- -out his machine but failed and when it crashed to earth he fell under the engine and was crushed. He died in an hour after the accident. The day -before he fell 40 feet but was not badly hurt although his ma- chine was damaged. It was announc- d that on this account he would not take to the air. shouted the crowd on the air grounds, and an angry demonstra- ;ion followed. that of the wife and mother. It Is very evident that little Davey and his father are on loving terms. Under the present arrangment, Mrs. Sinclair will retain possession of the boy. Later Davy, is TOLEDO, Sept.. out on a day's pleasure trip seven of a, party of eight men prominent in city affairs here were drowned today when the steamer Phillip .Minch ran the launch Nemo, in Maumea bay. The Dead. HARRY T. BATCH, member of city council. FRED SHANE, Secretary to Service Director CoweL. JAMES M. WISLER, superintendent of the water works. RUDOLPH Yr.XKBR, city employ e. WILLIAM CARROLL, city employe. THOMAS PURCELL, city employe. WILLIAM BLACK, city employe. One Saved. MICHAEL MEYER, owner of lanr. ch. Captain Cummings. of the Phillip Minch, said that the launch tried to., cross the bow of the steamer and the pilot did not see the boat until it' was too late. The bodies have not yet been recovered. The accident, the most serious since the launch Frolic was run down number of years ago, will be thorough- ly investigated and federal officials will doubtless take a hand in this. as is alleged by the captain of the Minch, the launch attempted to cross! the bow or the big steamer, the own-] er and captain of the launch, who was rescued, may be he'd responsible. Whether there were life-preservers on board is a matter to be determined byj the investigation. The accident has cast a gloom over the city, all of the men being promin- ent. They had started for a day's out- ing. a school in Germany, mutually agreed upon by the father and mother. Nearly all of them leave famil- j ies. Batch was one of the most prom- to go to, inent numbers of the city council and SOMETHING MA Y DROP IN DIEGLE CASE SOON ation that has prevailed for so manv Revenue Cutter Slipped Into Port and Law Violations Are Alleged. AT LEAST FOUR James M Wisler, the water works perintendent, had held that position' for a number of years. r 'I in i' The coroner at once arranged'for railLire tO barfy 1118: an inquest. Mi-chael Meyer, sole survivor of the disaster, said: "We left the Perry street bridge at midnight and as near as I can figure out. the beat hit us st o'clock. At least my watch stopped at that time. I was in the cabin when the freighter hit us. The first I knew of months There are many sensational it was when the hull was crushed like rumors. Special to the Star-Journal. COLUMBUS, 0., Sept. 2.---There has been a general influx of indicted representatives and senators to Col- umbus within the past two or tnree days, and it is freely predicted that _________ _______ _.._, something is about "to drop" in the Representative Nye. Three other I realized that my only hone of an egg shell and I found myself pen- Among those who have come to m tne cabin with the water rap- lumbus within the last 4S hours rising. A door torn from the tol- Senators Huffman and Andrews and j let room, prevented me from getting Diegle case. No one seems to know! dieted assemblymen are said to have saving myself was to dive under the the do." But Frisbie was determined that the ____________ m lo rowd should not_ leave the grounds pronounced upon Diegle there seems! from the boat and grabbed a life exactly what it will be, but as been seen in the city also. The mys- I managed to get out after div- time draws near for sentence to bej tery surrounding their visit is as several times. I came up several mder the impression that he was un- willing to do his best. Frisbie was an Irishman, aged 42 years. to be a general belief that there will! said their visits were clue solely to be something worth while occur, thai! a desire to see the state fair. will assist in claryfying the murky situ- There are reports to the effect that (Continued on Page 11) CAT SEALED IN WALL. Mr; JKnuttschnitt, but he refused to grant it. However, we still have hopes of averting a strike." After continuing in session until a late hour, the labor leaders adjourned for supper and then renewed their deliberations. They announced dur- ing the recess that no decision had been reached. That recognition of the federation, with its implications, would hamper the company in performing its duty to the public was the position taken by its officials. Union leaders asked for it on the grounds of economy and expedition and admittedly because of a "feeling that greater centralization of capital and power made corre- s, spending.-centralization among various i unions desirable. The unions in- volved had asked their general officers for permission to strike in the event of the refusal to grant recognition of the federation. A conference lasting three hours and twenty minutes was terminated by Mr. Kruttschnitt's final answer, and COLUMBUS. O., Sept. lowing the death of its little mis- tress, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tinkler a black cat crawl- ed into a tile wall of a new house a week ago. It was rescued alive resisting efforts of its rescuer. The day after it crawled into the .jamming it. the union representatives, tile wall a mason covered up the sober-faced, went into session by themselves. which they may reject strike. "WTe have not refused to see the- men further." said a railroad official. "We still are prepared to grant any requests for a conference, though our position is fixed.'' hole. a mason covered up the Not until yesterday were j Jfs cries heard. to consider the strike vote may accept as binding or refusing to sanction a War Talk Grows As Military Activity Continues at Ber- lin War Offices. FALL KILLS INSPECTOR NEW YORK, Sept. Car- roll, an inspector of elevators, em- ployed by the city, was instantly killed and Frederick R. Ausplaund, also an inspector, was mortally hurt when a hod elevator in the new Wash- ington Irving High school building tipped to one side, precipitating them! three stories to the cellar. i CORONER'S JURY CENSORS SHOP INSPECTOR FOR CONDITION OF CANNONSBURG THEATER preserver that was floating near me. "In the darkness I couldn't see any- body. I heard no cries. But when the it has been whispered around tht'fre'Shter hit us, I heard several of state that Rodney J. Diegle is about'tlie men scream. The freighter, after to shift position again and renig on! striking us. backed water, creating a ers and Fire Extinguishers the Charge, Slipping quietly-into the har- bor a few nights ago, her ence being known to but few, the U. S. Revenue Cutter Morrill be- gan picking up motor boat for alleged violations of the regu- lations, with the result, that at least four Sanduskians are liable to heavy fines or the seizure of boats. When this becamv known Saturday, in connection with the story of the Toledo launch disaster in which seven lives were lost, something furore was caused among local boat owners. Officials at the local custom o o Seeber 2 showed that it was a negro who j UJll CH-111 Cl t, W-li C-IJU i CUltC, -I I the statement he made a few days I terrible current. I believe the suction j refused to affirm or deny reports that, ago when he declared he had them under. Some of them j local boat men had been, It is, to tell the state's attorneys thv imust nave been stunned by the force claimed that the -matter is m would involve any members of the impact. i hands of the internal revenue de-.' assembly. It is believed that these! "Tom was at the wheel partment and the commander of tha reports may have had a good deal we were hit. In addition to the Morrill. It is known, however, that -State officials of the workshop and raced for the door shouting. The jury i presence" of Te" tadfcteS Wetted search I a number of were'boarded by: factory inspection department and the, said that it was unable to find any maictea and u was sllining officers of the Morrill and were, m- j had taken abcard the j cpecfed. and that at least ,four freighter, I was told that the lookout j been cited to answer charges.--- The, the launch fully 15 minutes; four are Henry Lay. Frank Field, Au- Four men manager of the Wilson theatre where j persons criminally guilty. a panic occurred last Saturday night, i C.P.Ferguson." manager of the, r TTTr ,rn when 26 were IvIIIea. came in for ss-i show was condemned for not nrovid-' I il.Ji UUL j UUU Sefii LUC jalllltH JUIIV l.J UHllUlCS t v..'. t vere censure at the hands of the coro-jing police protection for the premises "Wired, two seriously, when a it I didn't hear the i gusius Roeckling and Koehler Bros, jury here which announced its while tne state department of factory senger elevator fell eighteen stories freighter whistle, if it did so. Purcell' decision last night. and building inspection is censured for j in the Masonic temple The car was'' perfectly competent to run the The jury did not find who -was re- approving the narrow street, entrance j sponsible for raising the cry of "fire" leading to the auditorium of the thea-! which started the panic Although test- i ter. i the bottom of the shaft. OH. LOOK WHO'S HEREl, BRUSSELS, Sept. artillery regiments are being brought up to full strength. Leaves of absence from the army were today cancelled. Gov- ernment orders increasing war pre- parations bare been sent out as a re- sult of the pessimistic view ttaken yf the Franco-German dispute over Mor- occo. Ammunition orders have been placed and all frontier posts are being reinforced. Fligh officials in the government to- day believe the relations between France and Germany have reached such-a crisis that Belgium must be constAntly oil thelilert to encroachment on her territory. THE WEATHER. and cooler to- night and Sunday. Temperature at 7 a. m., 75 de- grees. Temperature one.year ago 62 degrees. Sun rises Sunday at a. m.. and sets at p. m., rises Mon- day- at a .m.. and sets at p. m., (Standard time.) Minimum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today. 20 miles west at o'clock Friday morning. The charge against the boat r_____ ___ is that they were operating without in charge of Jacob Schmidt and had j beat, as he is licensed by the govern-j life-preservers and without means of three ppssengers when it plunged to ment. I also have a liceuse. 'extinguishing gasoline fires, while car- "As nearly as I can figure it out the ryins passengers. freighter must have been out of the! The has been operating 4tt channel when she hit us. Shortly af-j this section of the lake for a weefc iter I was taken aboard the freighter went aground, but got elf easily. The i Minch was coming in light. I cannot undc'-stand how the accident hap- pened." The v.-y rked launch was owned by Merer and Purrell. Coroner Henzler immediately bcnan an investigation of the disaster. Captain Cummings in company wit'r Dete-'tive Tracy, went to the coroner's office i-o give bis story lot" the accident. Sheriff Newton was and recently was in Toledo. Her movements are secret and no onu where she came from or where she went, ft is said she did not re-. main her? very long. The motor boat regulations have been published in the Star-Journal and host owner? are supposed to hare Five Applicants for the Place. Judge Sioane Made Choice Saturday. pies of them and to be versed in Section S of the act sets forth requirements of one life-preserver fop each passenger carried for hire and section 6 provides for means of fires but there is some con- fusion among boat owners since it reads as if applying only to boats o'ver 63 feet in length. Section 7 provides for a fine of not to exceed for violations, and "that the boat shall be liable for the penalty and may De seized. I Thpre has been considerable com- i plaint that motor boat, owners weri i not strictly observing tn.e and that there was danger of a serious' accident on' the bay. NOTED MINISTER RETIRES A -C. Alleshouse, superintendent of schools at Huron, Saturday, replaced Superintendent J. J. Houser, of tne Berlin schools, as county school ex- aminer for three years. The appointment was made by Pro- bate Judge Sioane, after a hot fight, waged between five candidates includ- ing Superintendent, Houser. Some of the applicants possessed so manj qualifications for the place, that" it was hard to make a choice. Oppon ents of Superintendent Houser ar- gued that he had teen school examin- er for twelve-years, ar.d that a new man should be given the position. It was necessary that the appoint- ment be made Saturday, as Hor.ser's term had expired, and a teachers' ex- amination, with about a dozen appli- cants, was taking -place at the high school building. Rev. Dr. IVashington Gladden Sayi He Will Give Way to loungw Jfaa. .IV COLUMBUS. 0., September Washington Gladden, famed for Opposition to accepting John D. Rock- efeller's money for missionary pur- poses the originator of the term, "tainted money.'' has written tetter to his congregation of the Pint Con- gregational church ..announcing his early retirement from active duties tfc connection with the chttrrb. Yielding, leadership to his new MfiK ciate. Dr. "Carl L. Patton. hf> acknow- ledges that he is at a loss to for the thinning of bis numbers at Sunday services. Dr. Gladden pr-ir.ts to UM ftttf that he is advancing in tort W- lieves that a young man may tw to accomplish that which possible for him to do. WSPAPER ;