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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - September 11, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio THE STAR-JOURNALS CORN AND POTATO CONTEST WILL BE RECEIVED UP TO NOON, TUESDAY, AT THE FAIR: LAST CHANCE. KY STAR-JOURNAL. SANDUSKY, OHIO, MONDAY, SEPT, 11, 191 LAST EDITION Aviator Fowler First to Get Sopwith and Passenger Fall in Water. THOMAS J. TOWLEIS BLINDED BY LIGHTS Big Balioon Akron Is Being Made Ready for Across Ocean Flight, SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Sept. Fowler wa-: sched- uled to start at 11 o'clock today on the first attemot ever made to fly across the continent. Fowter will use a Wright biplane. After flying across the Sierra Nevada mountains at Reno, Nev., he plans to make a dash across the conti- nent so as to reach New York Oct. 6. The prize is Fowler planned to arrhe in Sac- ramento at 1 p. m., Colfax at 3 p. m., fcnd Reno, :Nev., at 6 o'clock. If he maintains the- schedule he has sei he will-arrive in New York October 6. Fowler's biplane was carefully in Bpected th.s morning If he gets no further than Reno he will have ac- complished the remarkable feat of crossing the Sierra moun- tains anaihe main, ridge of Rock- ies will still be in his path NUMBER 287 PRIZE PUMPKIN AT THE FAIR. Aviators Rescued in Water. Sept. Caught in the net work of wires on his biplane, Tvliich fell into the- breakers at Bright- on beach, Top Sopwith, the English aviatoiv -and Lee Hammond, a pas- senger, came near being drowned be- fore they could -be rescued Sunday afternoon Fully persons saw the accident Sopwith with Hammond as a pas- senger arose from the center of the field shortly after 4 o'clock. Main- taining a height of 500 feet, be flew o. half, fliije .beach a.nd then jajff homeward tap HP was directly in front of the Brighton Tiotel coming ashore with the speed of the wind when the motor be- pan to miss. Seventy-five yards from the shore a big wave licked the wheels of the machine. In an instant the full force of the water had struck It and the-frali planes were caught. Is Stricken Blind. PHILADELPHIA, Pa, Sent 11. While at the Broad street station read; to take -a train for York, Pa., wjiere he was scheduled to make an aetoglane flight, Thomas J Towle uas Ejufldonly stricken blind. He was iurried to a hospital but it is be- 1'eved .that his sight will be perma- nently impaired. Reports Say They Carry 10 Out of 16 Counties as In- dicated by Early Ballots. OTHER QUESTIONS TO BE DECIDED BY VOTE Sunday Was Windup of Battle Which Has Been Waged for Weeks in State, PORTLAXD. Me, returns from 10 of the 16 counties of Maine indicate that the anti-prohibi- tionists will be victorious in the election being held today. After being the stronghold of prohibition for more than 50 years it is believed th people will vote today for the repe of the constitutional prohibitio amendment The prohibitionists vir- tually admitted they expected defea after receiving the early returns. The voters are also deciding th questions of direct primaries and voet been fixed The announcement caused a sensa- tion in railroad circles. Daniel E tPillard, president of the B. O was mentioned, as Mellen 's possible suc- cessor. One reason given for Mellen's re- tirement is that he has completed the task set -by hisjchief employers, large stockholders; of New York city, of perfecting an amalgamation: of. New England's transportation companies, steam, trolley and water. It is about eight years- since Mellen became- pres- ident of the road. Mellen is 60 jears Mtllen Denies Report PORTLAND. Me., Sept Presi- Mellen. of the New Haven rail- road, this "afternoon denied that he tad resigned The announcement of Mellen's re- signation came as a thunderbolt in England railroad circles. Many tlteories were advanced as to Mellen's reason for re resulted la tUG V -Some belteved it ecentpartisl defeat minister to Mor- have formed an opinion, the premier will call a meet- ing of the cabinet, probably Thuisday, and lay the matter before the minis- ters for decision The situation further is intensified by the financial difficulties in Ger- many ebing partly due to the opera- tions of Fiench finance. The Ger- man monetary wold was caught at a time when it -nas unable to resist the sudden hostility of the Paris bankers, who three weeks ago began to cut off the credits which in any way con- cerned Germany A good deal of Berlin paper is held in Paris and considerable by Sv.iss banks which are debtors of the Paris bankers. BOYS JAILED AS BANDITS Farmers Captured Them After Many Homes Had Been Looted and Find Plunder, Special to The Star-Journal: PUT-IN BAY, O., Sept. out selecting an architect for the gi- gantic memorial monument to be erected at Put-in Bay to Lake Erie's naval hero, the Perry Memorial com- mission ended its sessions here Sun- day morning. While it appeared al- most certain at the outset that the plans prepared by Architect John Eisenmann of Cleveland would be chosen and work on the memoria .rushed m order that It be entirely completed for the 1913 centennial celebration developments late Satur- day afternoon upset all calculations and now more architects will be In- vited to submit designs to the build- ing committee, in whose hands the matter of making a selection has been placed. Commodore Worthington Is chairman of this committee with Gen- eral Nelson A. MHes and Henry Wat- terson as its other members. According to General Miles and oth- ers, the flftlay in selecting an archi- tect will mean that possibly only the foundations of the monument will be completed in time for the dedication at the Perry centennial celebration. Architect Eisenmann, so it is under stood, was confident that if he had been selected his monument would have been entirely finished for the! exposition. Eiseumann showed bitter disappointment over the action of the committee in opening the selection of an architect to further competition The building committee will reserve the right to reject any and all de- signs submitted and make a selection regardless of the recommendations of the American Academy of Archl tects. Eisenmann's friends are stil. confident, however, that he will win out. The plans for the centennial naval and military display were outlined in (Continued on Page 2) The fight was closed Sunday nigh after a remarkable campaign an there was great interest in the elec tlon everywhere. The no license adherents were par ticularly active in the cities, Sunda> school children parading the streets carrying banners inscribed with "Vote for Us" and simila phrases. More than children were in line. In many of the church es prayers were offered for the reten tion of the prohibitory amendments In Portland, Congressman Richmonc Pearson Hobson of Alabama address ed two meetings and scores of auto mobiles toured towns and villages carrying speakers, who made short ad dresses at convenient gathering places. The meetings in the cities were the largest of the kind tha1 have ever been held. Those who seek to have the pro- hibitory clause removed from the con stitution of the state were none the less active, but their work was done more quietly. They held no meet ings, but sent workers out among the crowds for personal talks with the voters. During the past few weeks they have sent tons of literature into every part of the state. The per- sonal workers will continue their work until the polls are closed at night. TAFT GETTING READY FOR WESTERN 'CIRCLE' BEVERLY, Mass-, Sept. lowing the return of Secretary Hilles to Beverly this afternoon he and the president made a final review of the plans for the six weeks' speaking trip through the west. Taft will map out a plan of assigning to each audience a topic for discussion most likely to arouse local interest. me, Zed Brownlow sez the only way some people kin tell mushrooms from toadstools is by the obituary notice in the papers next day. Unset- tledstonight. Tues- day probably fair, cooler. State Senator Isaac E. Huffman, democrat, representing the second- fourth district, is one of the indicted Ohio legislators, soon to be .placed on trial as a result of the recent bribery investigation. Huffman is charged with haung solicited a bribe of for ihs support of a bill admitting for- eign fire insurance companies into the state. Perfidy of Detroit Man Is Indi- cated by Desertion of Muncie Girl. PLANNED TO BE MARRIED Girl, With Little Baby, Made Pathetic Picture at Resort Pier Sunday Night, There was a pathetic little scene macted at the foot of Columbus ave- nue during the closisg hours of the summer resort season. While hun- dreds of people were returning to he city from the resorts Sunday light, happy after a day of pleasure, here was one young woman who stood at the boat landing for hours, 'atigued, penniless and lonely. For ler there was little joy. The girl was 3tta Roach, aged 19 years, of Muncie, nd., and in her arms she held her even-mouths-old baby boy. The young mother came to Sandus- y with her babe on the L. E. W. xcursion train arriving here at 7 'clock Sunday morning. According o her story she met a young man rom Detroit by appointment He 'as, on Monday, to have taken her to Detroit and there made her his wife nd given to their child the name hich the young man's perfidy had p to this time denied It. They went o Cedar Point and about the middle f the afternoon, the girl desired to Written Document to Be mitted Before Sept. 18, Is Is Declared. CAPITAL IS GUESSING OVER DEVELOPMENTS Attorney Egan HasConferences With Prosecutor and Will Assist the Colonel, _ i COLUMBUS, O., Sept. Col. Rodney J. Diegle, sentenced to three years in the penitentiary, will now make a full confession, !s the information given out by John Egan, his personal attorney. A written confession it to be mitted to Prosecutor Turner be- fore September 18, the limit of the stay of execution for appeal to the circuit court. 'The stery already been told to Egan, who had a lengthy conference with Turner. Egan returned to his home last night. Diegle himself, crusted by the nervous strain he has been under for the past two weeks, is confined to his bed at a hotel. Notwithstanding the statement of Prosecutor Turner today that he ex- pected to hear nothing further from Degle it is known that the state hi a of sentence before provided be furntahea information that will con-riot others. JJiegle s attorney today says his dient has nothing to confess hut has prom- ised a statement. It Is generally agreed that Judge Kinkead has power to extend indefinitely the stay of execution provided Megle furaishei the statement by September 18 Af- ter that date Kinkead will no authority over the case, TS3 weat tarlly to Attorney General Hogma and announced ite desire-to ftffl confession. The state's 'attorney him one in which to submit his statement The following day repudiated his agreement and declared he would tell nothing as he was In- nocent and had nothing to tell. Despite this statement which, was signed by Diegle, it was believed that at the last moment the former sen- ate officer would turn state's evidence and the surprise was general when he stood up in court and took his sentence. Temperature at seven a. m., 68; one'return to Sandusky. "Her intended year ago, 56. husband desired, he said, to remain at Sun rises Tuesday at 5.09 a. m, and I the resort for a short time longer, and (standard she returned to the city alone, with velocity for 24 the understanding that he would meet sets at p. m. Maximum wind _._ __ w ______ hours ending at noon today, eigh her at the earfv 1____J. W north at Sunday after PHOTOGRAPHER GOES JOY-RIDING IN SKY WITH HARRY ATWOOD- TAKES PICTURE SHOWING ADVANTAGES OF PLANES IN WARFARE MARION, 0., Sept. boys, dll under seventeen years of age, ai leged by the police to be members of a gang that have committed more than fifteen murglaries in the farm- ing community around Marion ana many other robberies within this city, were captured by several farm- ers whose homes had been robbed The boys, Carl Buertche, Thurman Huntsman, George Parker and Albert McWhorter, had large sums of ey, watches, rings, pocketbooks and other stolen valuables in their pos- session when arrested. Six others are >elieved to be members of gangs that have carried on an organized system of robbery for the past ten months. LEAFED FROM TRADF. NEW YORK, Sept staff (neys to odd corners of the earth, per- haps, and upon the strangest missions camera man was dispatched to tum, Mass., by Underwood Under- wood, photographers of international repute, with instructions to get pic- tures of the Boston-Harvard aviation i iD3et in progress there. He came back of which you ever one doesn't find in other professions. There is often a thrill of excitement more than a a. feeling of exultation when you can start on your dash back home with SHARON, Pa., Sept. with, a birdseye view of the aviation' your precious film safely tucked rom a freight train running thirty-, field, taken from a speeding on your person. five miles an hour, to escape handing' 1.200 feet in the air. He also had a ver his watch and money to two rob- story to tell. Here it is: >ers, Pcvul Gibbons, son of P. C. Gib-' _____ 3onb, president of the Mercer County f By KARL W. FASOLD. It has heen my privilege to receive jmany of these assignments. But j never did I enjoy anytnlng more than _ my ride in Harry Atwood's biplane at Brewing company, had narrow es- There fs a zest craft of There had been no orders cajjefrom death Meroer kind phobogra-1 given me for any ascensions yet when that "lakes one otf hurry-up volunteered to take mo aloft, I, I jumped at the chance. It didn't seem to require any particular dar- ing. All around me were young competing had ventured up into the sky hun- boat From late in the afternoon until late at night, the trusting Muncie girl paced up and down on Railroad street, waiting for the man to rejoin her.' But he did not come. About 10 o'clock Sunday night, she told several police officers of her predicament. To them it was apparent that the Detroit man had deserted the girl and their child. They tried to induce her to go to the central station bnt she stiH insisted that the man would be true to her and return to the city and meet her With the sleeping babe in her arms, she re- main-'d at the boat landing until 12 o'clock midnight when the last boat came over from the resort. Then with tears in her eyes, but still declaring her confidence in the man she sought and protesting against the suggestions that he bad left for Detroit on one of the excursion boats whirh touchpd the Point Sunday, she went to the Central station. After her arrival at the station house, kind-hearted officers decided it would not be rieht to hav the stir] and foer babe remain there. They saw that she was given lodging over night at one of the down-town hotels. Monday morning the girl was taken n charge by Mrs. Everett, humane officer. The girl claims her mother s dead and that she does not want to return to Muncie, but it is likely she will be sent there Monday still t leld the opinion that the Detroit man meant to meet her but that something ner lappened She refused V "i i-he name of the man to the authorities. Diegle has constantly been besieged by indicted members of the legisla- ture, lobbyists and others who fear the results of a confession by him, bat Mr. Egan now firmly believes that Diegle was not possessed of enough, information to indict many more sen- ators. The attorney general and prosecut- or believe Diegle acted as a go-be- tween in many more and other bribery- deals besides those involving Sena- tors c. R, Andrews, George K. Cetone and Isaac R. Huffman. Those who have followed the case are unable to explain Diegle's report- ed determination to confess at this time as his sentence sannot be changed except through action of the state board of pardons. The capital, following the latest re- port of a confession, is asking Itself if Diegle Is playing battledoor and shuttlecock with the state. The suspicion remains that-JQfegle a foxy game- is no doubt that he has some men high In business and political life scared to a frazzle by threatening to tell a part (Continued on Page 6) La Van Will Make First Flight at 1 p. m. in Readiness. With the promise of a week of "fair" weather, meaning weather just right for county fair purposes, every- thing is in readiness for the opening of the big Erie county show Tuesday and there 2s every indication that It will be a record-breaker in the way of interesting features and of attend- ance. It will really be a four-days' fair this time and all exhibits will bo 'n place by noon. Tuesday, for big events will start immediately after the din- NDIFFERENT ABOUT MONEY Applicants for the Honor of Marrying Hettr Green's SOB Ghe Xanr Excuses. hour. It was announced Mon- day that Howard La Van. the fa- mous young aviator who is here wi'li his Strobel m-plane. will make hit 5" re flSUred> Was NEW YORK. Sept. the an Millionaire Edward R IX Green 1S32 something that would make a REAL picture. I hoisted my camera aboard and1 climbed Into the seat beside the operatof. declared today. All express a surprising in- difference to money. A Northamp- shlre parlor maid writes, "I only won- der if you could love a poor girl like "Let her go." yelled Atwood at the i me for herself alone." A newport mechanics behind, and we were off, I England, woman writes Green that skimming and hopping over the turf (Continued on Page 6) she does not want him to think her a money hunter as she has rejected three men with considerable means. first flight at 1 p. m., Tuesday. will make a second flight at 5 p The flights will be made from the center of the race track and at hours set will not interfere with 'horse racing. There is great interest in La and his flights, which will be repott- ed each day, and hundreds of people will go to the grounds see him and his machine. The motor- cycle races, beginning Wcdm are also claiming attention. Tlw Journal's corn and potato hibit will be located in Pratt ban. It is announced that the gwwrtt price of admission this year wffl M 25 cents while luemberetklp ttektdt, good u.r man and wire for four days, wul be at a Locai takes than atinimUm NFWSPAPFR! IFWSPA.PFJ ;