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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 4, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio EVERY LOYAL CJTiZEN OWES A DUTY TO HlljjELF AND HIS CITY TO GO TO PRIMARIES TOMORROW AND VOTE FOR THE BEST MEW KY S TAR -JOURNAL. 'KfY-FGURTh YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1911, LAST EDITION NUMBER DffiGLE TELLS MUCH BUT PROSECUTION IS NOT SATISFIED WITH STORY to Make Sure He Was Ready to Stand Grueling While on Stand. PRISONER TELLS HIS VERSION OF MURDER Court House Is Packed With People Who Wanted to Wit- 1 ness His Examination, CHESTERFIELD COURT- HOUSE, Sept. was a buzz of excitement at the little court house where, Henry Clay, Beattie, jr., is fighting for his life under the accusation of killed his when, the jjo opened at 10 o'clock today, v It had been announced that Heriry Seattle would take the stand in his .own behalf and everybody was ex- pectant. It was known that the prosecution was prepared to put him through a hard examination but he did not seem to he excited when he arrived at the court house. A grilling such as he will get from prosecutor on. the witness stand In cross examination was given Henry Beattie in his cell at the jail Sunday by Attorney Harry Smith. Immediately after court convened warmer; For and Tuesday unsettled. For the Lower to moderate variable winds, most east and southeast Fair tonight. Tuesday increasing cloudiness, probably followed by showers on Erie. THE SPIRIT OF LABOR DAY, EVEN IF WE HAVE NO PARADE Position of Launch That Freighter Phillip Minch Was Not to Biame. BROTHERS OF BLATT HERE stand to begin his supreme ordeal. Smith did not begin his examination imirodiately however, and while the accused man sat In the witness chair, recalled the father, Henry Clay Beat- tie, Sr., to his place to refute certain statements made by Paul Beattie "about the Henry was supposed to have made on the night of the murder of his wife. The first question asked Beattie was: "Have you ever been a confidant of Paul he quickly answered. "Did you ever trust him with any "No." The prisoner related that Beulah Binford and Henrietta Pitman had held up his automobile in the street Survivor of Launch Nemo Tells Story Before Coroner and Dead Pilot May Be Blamed, TOLEDO, 0., Sept. Maumee bay Sunday gave up two of the bodies of the victims of the accident in whioh the launch Nemo_jyas run down by the freighter Phillip Minch. it was also ascertained from the position of the launch located by divers that the launch was on the wrong side of the channel and that the pilot was prob- ably to blame for the accident. The body of William D Canoll, bookeeper of the Toledo water works, one of the seven victims of the acci- dent, was found 200 f place where the launch was struck. The body of William Blatt, an inspec- tor, was brought up by a diver. His watch had stopped at 1.20 fixing the time of the accident. The police are using dynamite in an effort to recover the other five bodies. Toledo spent the day mourning for her dead officials and employes Thousands, in all sorts of craft, re- mained all day on Maumee bay help- ing in every way the wearied search- ers, grapplers and divers who have bean working since early Saturday mc-iiing trying to recover the seven bodies. Michael Mayer, the only survivor of the accident appeared before Coroner Hensler and again told his story of the disaster. He admits that Tom ju> ijj. i, Lie HL1CCL Tl 11 t- i and asked him to take them for a ride f urcel who the wheel, should ._- ._' navft Irpnt in tTin oMn nf "How Ion? did your relations with Beulah Binford "Until the fall of 1908." Beattie said that at that time Beulah td gone to Washington. This was a short time before Beulah's child was born. Beattie related that the Binford girl had demanded money from him. fol- lowing the birth of tie child He de- I Of have kept to the right side of the channel when the warning whistles of the Minch were blown. United State-s steamboat inspectors will start an official investigation of the disaster Tuesday. VICTIM After Five Days' "Battle With Conscience" and Conference With State's Representative, Sensational State- ment Is Signed. Hogan and Turner May Not Accept It, Believing He Has Not Told All About Bribery That He dals Re vealed, That Col. Rodney J. Diegle, sergeant-at-arms of the state senate, and convicted in connection with the bribery cases unearthed by Burns detect, ives, has made a statement, embodying sensational charges, although j throwing little light on actual bribery cases, was the information which came from Cleveland Monday morning. At the same time it was safd that the statement is not satisfactory to the state, Prosecutor Turner and At- torney General Hogan believing that he has not told all he knows ana that he has not given out enough to justify immunity from a penitentiary sentence. Diegle is to appear for sentence not later than Saturday. Col. Diegle was not at his home here Monday and the Star-Journ3l could secure no direct statement from him. "Mr. Diegle went to Cleveland last said Mrs. Diegle. "I do not know where he could be found and I know nothing about any statement f.e has made. So far as I know, he went to Detroit and Mt. Clemens ana tiien to Cleveland last week." The story of the alleged statement by Diegle has caused a sensation. A special to the Star-Journal from Columbus Monday said that poll- SPOILS MANY STORIES. ticians PT Columbus were! not at the published state-j The statement of Col. Diegle, ment to be a confession of i and the manner of its giving, -Diegie as expected several knocks out numerous "hot air" days ago but they are surprised at the meagreness of it. Prosecuting Attorney Tuner declared morning that no imrnunitj would be granted Diegle on the confession as far as made, but that it would have to go still further The dispatch adds: "That Diegle formation that is possessed of in- would prove more startling than anything that has yet been said or published seems to be assured, even in spite of his declarations to the contrary. If he stories which have been pub- lished here, in which it was made to appear that Diegle had nothing to tell, that he fiad gOns and mushroom and ftrf- ally that he had not again changed his attitude in the mat- ter of making a statement. The Columbus stories sent out Satur- day, as published in the Star- Journal, are now seen tc have been founded upon fact. he is alleged to have spent several makes a full and more complete con- days in company with a represents- 'rive of the state who was urging Mm Young JWen Stood on Track Waiting for Another Train to Pass When Struck. ELYRIA, 0., Sept. east bound Big Four flyer struck and in- stantly killed three men ar Wellington Sunday night, crushing clined to pav and was foiced to be- cause they hired a lawyer "Did you think that you were the father of that "No, Boulah Binford swore at the Inquest I was not its father." i them almost beyond recognition. The victims were Fred Handley 17, Howard Rugg. 17. and Howard 3ifer, 18, all members of well-to-do Accident, Native of Kef- families of Huntmgton who had driv- en into Wellington to spend Sunday evening. At first it was thought that they leys Island, Has Brothers Here. William Blatt, Toledo water works "You broke off your relations with Beulah "Yes." "Did you love _ A ghastly smile played over Beat- tie s features He wrung the dark handkerchief he held in his hands and said thickly, "i cared nothing for cer except in a physical way Beattie declared he loved 'his wife lor a year prior lo the marriage. "I never said a cross word to her hor she to me." he added, can contradict that." "No one "I never knew any reason for her being unhappy in any way I told her all about my relations 'with Beu- lah Binford and the fact that the child nad been blamed on me." Beattie denied the trip to Xorfoik on the two nights he spent there inspector, one of the seven men drowned in the accident on the Mau- njee river when the freighter Philip Minch rammed a small power boat, was a native of Kelleys Island, while j two of his brothers, C Fred Blatt, L. S. M. S. brakeman, and Frank Blatt, reside in this city. to To- ledo Monday to make arrangements with Blatt's widow for the funeral. John Blatt, father of the unfortun- ate city employe, is still a resident of Kelleys Island, as are his brothers, Norman and Albert, and his sister Sarah. He also had one brother, Dan- iel, who resides in Toledo and anoth- er, Walter, who lives in Walla Walla, Wash. He had no children. William Blatt was aged 34 years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America. Blatt's body recovered Sunday afternoon al-out Z -20 o'clock. C. Fred Blatt, one of the brothers Beulah Binford. He declared that he! ?ho resides here' did not learn of wil' bade her goodbve forever Illam s death until Sunday morning. J'o "Now did you love Beulah Bin- "Why, I couldn't love a woman I couldn't respect or trust.1' Beattie denied what the prosecu- tion claimed was one of the motives of the murder that his wife had. suf- fered physical ailment as a result of his liason with the Binford girl. Smith recurred to Paul's testimony and the witness fiatlj denied all of Paul's story of being commissioned to purchase the shot gun. The witness declared he did not see Paul the Thursday night before the killing. On the Saturday night before the murder Paul came over to the store early in the evening he said. "I told him to wait and I'd carry him over to Richmond. He waited and we left for Richmond about said the witness. .Then Beat tie denied line fur line the story of Paul's visit to the pawn shop and the purchase of the gun. morning. _ was on the road and although he read of the accident, first published reports has his brother's name misspelled. PORT CLINTON, 0, Sept. ninth batalion, negro, arrived at Camp Perry for its annual target work and had been passengers on an excursion train from Cleveland which was standing at the depot at the of the accident. It was supposed they had alighted on the wrong side of the train and in so doing had been hit by a train going in the opposite direction. It later developed they THE BRIBERY SCANDAL April Nye caused arrest of F. S. Harrison, Da- vid Barry and A. C. Bailey, supposed lobbyists, for bribing him. April lobbyists proved to be Burns detectives, who had trapped legislators with dictagraph. X ,-May way, Tiov. Harmon declaring agairfst immun- ity baths. May county grand jury indicted Sergeant-at-arms Diegle, Senators Cetone, Huffman and Andrews and Representatives Nye and Lowry. pleaded not guilty. May decided to protJc itself. May Crawford and Representatives Evans and Lowry indicted. June acquitted. June confessed, pleaded guilty. June Dean, ex-Mayor Bond, Representatives Nye and Calvey and Lobbyist Stanley Harrison indicted. June of Diegle commenced. Jiny found guilty. Sept. alleged "confesion" announced. fession he may expect leniency at the i hands of the court, if not hp will be sentenced to the state prison before the close of the week. It is certain to make a full and complete confes- sion. The time was spsnt, it is said, on board the lake steamer from San- that there will be no. extension of the dusky to from where a time of sentence now and the con- fession must be made at once if Diegle expects any Diegle was in Sandusky Saturday night and in conversation with news- paper men gave no intimation of the alleged partial confession which was sent to the prosecuting officials at Co- lumbus as related in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Monday. He said that he had not determined when he would go to Columbus but that he would respond at once to any summons of the couit According to the story as related were eastbound waiting for the westbound train Lo pass when they -were struck by the through train. _ According to witnesses, the head- light of the eastbound train was not lighted, and for this reason the 60-. s were not aware of the train's ap- proach. FEAR KACE RIOTDfG DTJRANT, Okla., Sept. Gibbs, a white farmer, was killed in a battle between five white men and Bve negroes near Caddo. The white men declare they were Bred upon while the negroes say thej__ whites were the aggressors. No Parade for First Time i Years But Picnic Draws Crowds. in this city today. Dangerous winds caused the men (o descend at Trin- way. 17 miles noith of Zanesville, af- tei flying 55 miles from Columbus Sunday afternoon Crowds awaited the coming of the aviators all day and it was not until night that it was learned that they would not ieach the city until Mon- day, f-i'en an exhibition flight is to he made. MANY BIG FEATURES TODAY Motorcycle Races Sure to Be Big Attraction in the Aft- NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Sept. The body of the woman recovered from the rapids immediately below j the falls was identified as that of Mrs. John Quinn of Lockpoit, X Y., niece to the late Gen. Benjamin Flagler and Gen. Daniel Flagler. ernoon, Feeling is high and a race not is! feared. FRACTURED HIS SKC1L CLEVELAND, O., Sept. Saywell, treasurer of the Colonial encampment. The 250 soldiers with theatre here fell to the stieet from headquarters at Columbus, Xenia, an automobile while trving to recover Dayton and Cleveland are in com- his hat Satuida, die.i tio y to the citj in the For the first time in years, Labor Day was celebrated in Sandusky with- out the march of the labor hosts of the citj. This absence of brats band music and paiade on the down town streets, made it the quietest Labor _ mi. mand of Major Fulton of Cleveland. the effects of a fractured skull. remem- NBW YORK. Sept. Two women were killed and two women and a taan injured when a- three car train On the gigantic roller coaster jumped the track at Coney island Sunday tiight. Fully visitors wer Edwarfl C. Turner and At- torney General Timothy S- Hogan. Diegle is alleged to have returned to I Tiffin Sunday morning for a ence with persons interested in the alleged bribery expose and to have gone back to Cleveland Sundav night There it is said that he received his reply from the Columbus officials oa the alleged statement forwarded to them. That reply was apparently to the effect that while the prosecuting officers were willing to accept the in- formation he imparted they- did Dot believe that he had told all he knew and that they were not willing to grant immunity from the penitentiary which until they were convinced that he bad tald everything he knew, if imnninitv was granted at all. According to the pricted story Die- gle battled with, his emotions for .five days before making up his mind impart such information as he is al- leged to have given. Part of this it is alleged he was -closeted in his room at the Hollcnden hotel. Cleve- land. (Continued on Page 5} KESUn IS UNCERTAIN ON EVE OF PRIMARIES FRENCH AVIATOR WON NEW ALTITUDE RECORD PAR AXE. France, Sept. over the sen heie Aviator Garros to- broke the world's altitude record with a monoplane by ascendma; feet. Observers Can't Judge Size of Vote or Who Will Win Demo- cratic Mayoralty Cam- paign. On the eve of the primaries, Mon- were off dut> to take in the entei- day- politicians were puzled as to two arranged for them by the Questions. j Trades and Labor Assembly, under Holiv will the primary vote whose auspices the big picnic at thejbe? fair grounds was being held All who wi" secure the democratic roads led to the fair giounds Mon- i nomination for mayor' day. As far as talk goes, there has ap- At nine o'clock the fair grounds' parently been little interest in the Several lives were lost and hundreds of thousands of dollars damage (lone to shipping and properly ashore by the recent storm that swept the south Atlantic coast. Charleston, S. C., iras the worst sufferer The pic- :urp shows how the were demolished and hott boats' that had beea at anchor wera swept over the wreckage and IeU dry the rank and file of democrats has, been in evidence. Albert Brod alone failed to issue a statement saying he was to such procedure. At the board of elections Monday supplies were being sent out for the city precincts. Anticipating possible confusion because of the cre- ation of additional precincts in the ANW Tried to Stop Horse and Pre- vent Accident But Fell From Auto to Ground. SPRINGFIELf. 111. Sept. Gov- lernor Charles S. Deneen. whose gates were opened and soon the i campaign and this would indicate a I first and fourth wards, thp crowd began to assemble Whole fam-'light vote. On the other hand, the (lines of the precincts are here again broken in jlirs there with their lunrh bas-' Beater than that ghen as a guide to !mobile aSent kets for a day's outing. Band a veai a state election certf. baseball games neld- a large vjte. tween rival labor unions" teams Wien the beard of elections office, composed the rooming's program. closed at nine p m Saturd'-o. about} In the afternoon, the big feaUue of' IW> new voters had been registered the day was scheduled. ThN vull i anfi transfeis granted. The clerks! be the program of mctoicyelo on tile JulnP all and bav. promises some exciting sport In the evening, dancing and music will be continued. refreshment stands are the grounds. band which was not answered. As to -the democratic Precinct the west side of to the east side of Hancock, in- and from Monroe to the bay. ____ Precinct tK> west side of an interesting question Hancock to the east side of Colum- J bus avenue, and from Momoe to the mayoralty 'bay- nominee, no unbiased observer could Precinct the west side of and j venture a guess. It looked a a_veniie to {Jje east side of located on' close race between Leitz, Flesinger ENCOUNTER SEVERE WINDS and Dietz. Friends of these candi- dates have been the most active in Dscatur. and from Monroe to the bay. FOURTH WARD. nomination for city auditor, with TonnpstoTvn Aviator Unable to Finish'Fred w-.Bauer and J. J. Hennessy as the campaign. There has also been j Precinct the west side of a lively contest for the democratic Decatur to the east side of Lawrence, Flight From Dayton Until Today. Home YOUNGSTOWN, 0, Sept. or Albert Elton, is from the candidates The only other dem- ocratic contest is for councilman from the third ward, Tight and Charles Thietn being thfe candidates The campaign has been a clean one. free from personalit'esi, although contest so-called from Monroe to the vtay. Precicct the west side of Lawrence to- the east side of Shelby, from to the bay. Precinct the west side of Shelby to the east side of Pearl, frora Monroe to the bay. Precinct the west side of Pearl to U'e limits, Monroe to the bay tense suffering this moinins? as a re- sult of his injuries. Xo attempt has been made to treat the member ow- ing to the swelling. The descending a hill when Gov. Deneen ssv. a loaded with people a short distan. away He shouted to the driver turn to the side of the road to avoid an accident. At the same time bo stepped to the running board and while reaching out to teke the horsea by the reins and steer them out of harm's way. he fell to the ground. Gov. Deneen. when he lost his bal- ance and plunged from the fell with his left leg doubled undw him. breaking both bones of ankle. He was hurried to this city and is confined in his room in executive mansion. The suney was but none of its occupantR was lajured. CORSICA XV Texas. Former United Senator Q. Mills, of died hero. SPAPFRf ;