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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio LAST EDITIOW THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1911, NUMBER 112 Only Alternative Is a Wild Rush Jo Clean Up Appropria- tion Bills. FILIBUSTERS DELAY PRESSING MEASURES Senators Dodge Direct Election While House Wrangles Over War Claims Bill, WASHINGTON, Feb. flroBs today is facing an extra ses- sion with the only alternative a wild legislative orgy in which mil- Hong of dollars will be spent with scant consideration of the appro- priation bills. Only twelve legislative days re- main of the present session and the amount of work and Ifnc many six appropria- tion bills carrying hundreds of mil- lions of action Is appalling. EXTRA Vet- President Taft's reciprocity bill is receiving scant consideration in the senate at present and with the old leaders like Aldi-ich and Hale not present to engineer the administra- tion's measures things are moving Piesident Taft is proving that hie extra session threat 13 not a bluff by making arrangements to send out be- tween now and March 4 a call for a EpeUal immediately upon the expiration of the present session The house has started to convene at LORIMER TO SPEAK VOTED AGAINST RECIPROCITY BILL WASHINGTON Feb. tor Lorimer will "make a state- ment" upon his case to the senate- after the morning business next Wednesday, unanimous consent having been granted him today. 11 o'clock every mornihg in order to rush thiough some of the tremendous volume of work which has accumu- lated Representative Mann has given notice that night sessions also will be called for shortly. This will be neces- sary owing to the large number of im- portant appropriation bills which have not yet been considered. From pres- ent indications both (he house and senate will have to bum much mid- night oil before they can hope to see daylight. If there is on? thing that a senator detests more than anything else it is attending n night session. It up all the society life of which hi" is so fond and in other wavs inconveniences him But for all that, night sessions will he the order of the day in the senate shortly. Statehood for Arizona seems im- possible at this session because thi3 Vote on the constitution cannot be canvassed in time and ther is opposi- tion to it. In the senate the stand-patters are fighting desperately against direct election. To prevent a vote late VPS- torday an attempt was made to ad- journ, but this was dpfpatcd. 44 to 36. (Senator Borah Insisted unon action, hue Senator I.orlse. us a last resort, moved an executive session and this _ trevaik-d. 4fi to 34 The filibustering. Jongef. Burton and supported Lodge and the stand-pat- ters. Much of the discussion centered about the Sutherland amendment it is apparent, was offered to stir up race feeling and so endanger j the main hill Senatois Root and Eayner clashed over this and Senator Hevburn denounced the whole popular election project. I A new is an apparent plot between thp friends of Senator Lorimer of Illinois, and the anti-reci- procity senators to present a vote on both the resolution to expel Loiimer and the Canndian trade pact That negotiations loakins: toward this end have been undei taken is a general topic of discussion It is understood to have received the attention of the WhiU House For weeks the Lorimer supporters have felt the president has been giv- ing his moral if not his open support to the report of t.hn election corruption investigating committee. BENNETT IN INTERVIEW DECLARING FOR ANNEXATION AGAIN HITS RECIPROCITY Here are three of Ohio's "lame ducks" who voted against the reci- >rocity measure In congress. In all, Ive Ohio representatives voted against :he Canadian measure upon its pass- age, Messrs. Goebel, Keifer, Cole Thomas and Kennedy, all republicans LONDON, Feb. sentiment .for annexation is practically unani- mous in this country." With this declaration as the keynote of a cabled interuew to the Express, Congressman Win. S. Bennett of New York, atiuck a harder blow at reel-' procity than bj the intioduction of! his annexation resolution m congress i which was "killed" Friday. "The proposition will pressed' continued the interview, J and may be an issue in the next pres- idential campaign. The feeling for, annexation has been crystalized by j the reciprocity pioposillon The Express insists that Bennett's statement means that annexation Is tie ultimate outcome of reciprocity. Culls ou Taft WASHINGTON. D C Fcb 18 Representative Bennett author o! the Canadian annexation resolution, todaj called on Piesideat Taft and was ie- celved good-natmedh. He took his wife and childitn with Sim. Bennett today made another at- tempt to get his resolution befoie t'le house when he placed on the calendar the adverse leport upon it The agreement will net come up in the senate befo.e next REACTIONARIES HAVE Nil T lirADIIUP 10 DEFIED GOV. HARMON HAL I iMIIlU HO Senator Says Measure Is Now Out of His Hands And Up To Others. NOVEL CAUCUS IS PLANNED Men Who Are "On The Fence" And Hold Balance Of Pow- ei To Meet, week, accoidmg mittoe today to the finance com- REDISTRICTING PLAN FAR FROM PLEASING Would Give Sandusky New Neighbors and Retire An- derson Or Sharp. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, D C, Feb. 18. The map of the redistricting of Ohio under the new reapportionment on a basis of twenty-two congressmen has created quite a distuibance among the Ohio congiessmen, republicans and democrats alike. One reason for this is that there is every possibility that the new districts as indicated will be approved, inasmuch as the map was drawn by several memoers ot import- ince on the committee on federal ie- lations at Columbus and was sent to Washington by the chairman of that committee. The members principally affected are1 Representatives Anderson, Sharp, Ansberry, Howland, Ashbrook and several of the new congressmen from he northeastern pait of the state. By .he apportionment as provided for >y the map, Anderson and Sharp aie Hit in same district and the dis- .riet is, on past showing, more than republican. Neither the Fostor- a or Elyria members are losing aiij her of the 62nd congress should be a- volded. In anj I hope the ie- distiicting mil be just to both pau- ies so that no charge of unfair pai- tisanship can be made Repiesentatn-e Sharp fcTThe only democrat who ever carried the rock- ribbed republican Hth eistrict tw-i.-e m succession In the vote last week upon the apportionment bill wheicby membeiship of the house was laigel'v increased he was one of the only three democrats on his side of the house who voted against the inciease. The new reapportionment makes Rowland's district strongly democrat- ic, but does not affect the tnenty-flrst distiict which remains republican. Thi ST nUREAU, Dispatch Bi'ildmg COLUMBUS. 0. Fcb ef- lorts beins made on hand to trade tor the measure, it is im- possible to piedii't with an> certainty j the fate o't the Dean bill which will be determined in the house Tuesday afteinoon. "I supiobe that no man in Ohio is wo-r.Mg about that than I am' said Senator Dean whe he was ask eJ about t.ie mcuiution of members on the house tide to hold up his bil with a to influencing his action on matters in the senate that thev are concerned in. 'If I owned all th n the past. However, sometime I must re- turn to business life in order to pro- vide foi m> family in the futuie When Congressman Sharp was shown the tentative plan for the pro- posed district in which bis home coun- ty of Lorain is situated he remarked- ELYRIA, Feb. Garford, father of A. L Garford, Elyria auto- mobile manufacturer, and member of the republican state executhe commit- tee, died suddenly at his home here. or promise to do so if he is to vote for mine. But I have not such an in- terest in tne measure as to enter into such dickering." A novel caucus is being arranged for on the house side in connection with the Dean bill. It is to be held' Monday evening and is to be made up (Continued on Page 5.) Message From Hospital Stated That Man Stabbed Could Hardly Recover. STATEMENT OF DYING MAN TAKEN BY CHIEF Witnesses Claimed to Know Little About East End Row Between Foreigners The hearing of Joe Surrusca. Italian charged with cutting An- thony Storuce. Hungarian, with intent to kill, was baited Saturday morning shortly after a message had been received from Dr. Peter- son at Providence hospital that the knife victim was failing and that there appeared to be scarce- ly a chance for his recovery. This fact, together with the failure of a Slavonic interpreter to put la an appearance, caused both sides to agree to a postponement of the pro- liminary hearing in mayor's court ua- til some time next week. By that time. t may be a charge of murder that will be preferred against Surrusca. Chief Weingates and Prosecuting Attorney Hart, learning that Storuce, as wounded-man is now aalrt-tn nani.j, was still conscious, went to I hospital Saturday afternoon to get 'any further statements he might ba- I willing to make with regard to Governor Harmon must carry his whjch last Sunday fight for the Stockwel, wVZviding ShVS, Sing'a for direct election of United States ed Surrusca's bond at but'aft- senators by the Oregon plan to the er tne hearing announced that thte floor of the senate, if he wants to see ,woul4 probably be raised la it passed. This was assured when oj'w the crltlcal at caucus of democratic senators, bj vote of 12 to 6, adopted the report of hearing a committee approving the Stoekwll out som, bill, but failed to take action i he Place ot the The abbreviated hearing Saturday gathering attended house occupied Final Count Will Begin At O'clock Tonight And There is Tremendous Interest in the Enough For All. THE WEATHER tar snow to- night and probably colder. Temperature at 1 a. m "5 de- grees. Temperature one 3'par I think the legislature should avoid n rterrees aQms-pOSSlble thp putting Inn the same district two members of congress. If there is anything in the claim that long continued service the better fits a representative to serve his, constnuencj, r'-tainly where possible a grouping of counties int.! a district which must of n IL-- sult In the retirement of one mcii- Baby Day' Baby Day' The climax of the most successful competition conducted in this community is upon us The managers of the contest de- jpaitment of The Star-Journal wish to igo 6 I congratulate the mothers, fatheis and jn fact all the relatives and friends the little cherubs entered in this m. ana sets ai IM p. m, rises Monday at 6 19 n. m and sets at sleat race fo' everlasting honor and 5.11 p. m ij-ndard time i a bit of gold, for the hetoic manner wind velocity for 24 which they have stood bj their choice of the babies during the course of this friendly stiife They congratu- late you because vou hav-p displavec I that manly and womanly instinci me bill, but failed to take action binding ,.hi h tv, t--------- the democrats to support the measure ,the- men when it comes up for passage definitely fixed at the The recalcitrant six on whom the y Canle on Sycamore me This house is just in tee rev Fred whoss Fremont, and" Cahill, haTe Of the seven or eight voted against adopting the report witnesses examined, but one man wa> found who admitted being prttent when the fight took place to tne rear of Carrie Christian's place. Tlfni Paul Matalph, a Slav, -who got not further than this statement ob- jection was mate to the tnierjretet who was assisting In the eiualnatJoBt of the witness. The other witnesses were all colored people or polioi of- ficers. The colored witneates pro- fessed to know little concerning the, low, except that they knew that twa men fighting in the rear at rie Christian's house. Police Captain John KeEMdy a strong witness for the proaeontioa, He told of the arrest of Surrueca at his camp car in the West End. said he saw one of the officers take fc wicked looking knife from Surrusca and told of the finding of a loaded re- volver which Snrrucas Is alleged have had earlier in the evening. testified that Surrusca was taken be- fore Storuce at the hospital after former's arrest and that Storace, ho'Hs .linj, at noon today 1 pp ICE west at Friday after- COMMISSIONER OF COEPOEATIONS' EEPORT SHOWS STARTLING EVIDENCE OF CROOKED. MANIPULATION OF TIMBER HOLDINGS which nature should instill Into the make-up of all mankind.l What greater honor could there possibly come to a man or woman than to have their name go down in nistory as the hero or heroine aim IUK sioruce, wnom is due the credit of having when he saw Surrusca, said "That man hoisted a helpless babe to the pin-1stab He is the man" Captain Kea- nacle of success. The babe that testified-that Surrusca tried tor in after years point with pride Dut couldn't bring forth any tears. the then becoming gray-haired friends testified that the prisoner de- aided them to win their first connection with the crime. tie who gave them an everlasting] acquaintance and a friendly remem- brance to a multitude of influential citizens. These little cherubs will one day pay due homage to those who have taken such an earh Interest in their earthly career. HONOR ENOUGH FOR ALL. Not one whit less will be the hon- or due to all those who have striven Lieutenant John Hobert another witness for the prosecution. He told of his examination of SIH-- rusca the morning after the stabbins affray. That part ot his testimony which referred to the confession through an interpreter who was not under oath w-as not given but Lieut. Hobert testified that he himself heardf he stabbed le t his own. ristian, all colored, were other tian aml that she rung ot tu laudw of success musu. and dancing. The If the contes. manager cou'j have i of the following persons who way all the b.ibies would be (present Storuce. Surrusca, Mr anl but Pimidence forbids this Mis. Fred Christian Rufus Smith there is one thing left Carl Smith Albert Sutton alips Tor you to do. namely, exert you, "Flash" Johnson. Beatrice Jones. ery effort up to and including the very (Continued on Page Three rie Ferguson and two musicians. Sha (Continued on Page Five FUG, BUM The report of Corporation Commissioner Herbert Knox Smith, sent to congress by President Taft, and disclosing startling Information regard- ing crooked manipulation of large timner holdings, will be made the basis of anti-trust suits by the department of Justice. Friends of Gifford Pinchol, former forestry commissioner, are jubilant, because the report coincides with Plnchot's reports and recommendations. It nhows he was familiar with the true situation, and'mai; an effort to set things right, they say. Smith declares the bulk of the timber of the United States U being held aad it "closely coUiiectwi railroad, domination." Because of th" fog and much I floating ice. island mail carriers late, Friday had about the most thrilling experience of the present season and vvhen finally landed at Marble- head, aftf having been out eight hours and having been missed by the life-saving crew, the three men in the j little boat were about exhausted. George Gi lesser. Bob Knoerle and Xorman were in the boat. They encountered much floating ice and when the heav> fog came, were practically lost and almost helpless. For hours they struggled to push the boat through but their progreu slow. Late in the afternoon Captain Ories- of cnw worried and finally the crew was call- ed ami the life boat launched. U was impossible to see 100 feet a- head but the men cruised about off shore, sounding signals and endeavor- ing to get trace of tbe search proved fruit lew aad Hit- savers were discouraged when returned to their itaUon, onlr leam that the mall and passenger had landed about I Graves was still 'all IB" according to Buffering no serious declared the conditions the wont that have tn recent reari. H a. I year for the mail i tsven aave calM i tkaai iNEWSPAFERr SlEWSFAPERl
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