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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio LAST EDITIOH" THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. FORTY-FOURTH YEAR FEAR DIAZ' DEATH1 WILL MEAN CRISIS Rumor Persists That Mexican President Has Already Expired And That Ambassador Wilson Brought Im- portant Message. EASTERN COAST DEFENSES DRAINED, MEN SENT SOUTH Troops Are Moved Rapidly And One-Third Of Country's Fight- ing Strength Will Soon Be Mobilized In Texas Awaiting Developments, STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU. Munsey Building. WASHINGTON, March 9.-What is the reason for the sudden and re- markable mobilization of American troops and a fleet of Warships near Mexico? Brushing aside the hysteria and sectionalism that envelope war movements and making allowances for the wholly unreliable character of official utterances, the facts seem to be (fiese: talk that the movement was brought about through the coercion of European governments that threatened invasion of the Monroe doctrine is bosh. 2-Ministi-r Wilson brought from Mexico the sole Information, veiled in secrecy as yet, upon which the president acted in ordering the troops and warships put in motion. movement means that the United States is simply taking every precautionary move to protect American lives and property in anticipation of some threatened crisis, the nature of which is not known but ivfiich iy.ere is good reason to believe hinges upon either the death of President or his incapacity to cope wifi the revolution thiuusjh age and. sickness. SANDUSKY, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH NUMBER 128 5NITED STATES TROOPS BEING BUSHED TO TEXAS AND FLEET OP BATTLESHIPS ON WAT MAY INTERVENE IN MEXICAN WAS is considered wise to get fie troops at the theatre of possible or probable action some time before activities are necessary because it is a noted fact in army experience that troops rushed to that warm dry climate need sorne_time to_ become acclimated. The weather and water both are likely to incapacitate many soldiers for a few weeks until they become in- durated. The whole movement seems to be precautionary rather than a gressivc. tl.i that uiaz lu beins accepted out that tne messase was di- oaJ the statement is reeled to Diaz as head the givern- wun more or less ment and not to Diaz personally tact that President Taft last night cent a message to President Diaz is declared to have no weight as indi- cating that President. Taft had evi- dence that Diaz is not dead. It is auu enying that President Diaz is dead The message by calling upon "J I.H111U5 upon ail loyal Mexicans" to return home a; Excitement Recalls Spanish War Days WASHINGTON, March 9.-while !_ COLORADO KANSAS I GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE The Grosser bill, which passed the house at Columbus, Wednes- day, and now goes to the senate where it has a chance of enact- ment, would give Sandusky clti- lens an opportunity to decide the electric franchise question wrVi. out waiting for council to act. By a petition signed by eight per cent of the voters, council could be compelled to vote on an ordinance municipal lighting plant ordinance, for and by a similar petition, an ordi- nance passed would be submitted to the people for approval or dis- I approval. Representative Winters voted for the bill. There will be much local interest in its progress in the senate. Change of State Law Would be Necessary, However, To Do This ANNUAL REPORT NOT FILED AS REQUIRED Commissioners Would Not De- mand It Though Time Lim- it Has Passed Insurgents And Some Others Will Refuse To Go Into Republican Caucus. DEMOCRATS PROPOSE PLAN Would Recognize Progressives As Separate Organization And Provide Places, nien of the Uited States army, fifteen vessels of the navy and marines are mov-1 ing toward the Mexican border The TAFTS POLITE NOTE A DENIAL OF HOSTILITY uuruer. Tne' ASHINGTON, D. C., March orders were issued secretly. Two ad-'. Following is the text of President anci 600 marines have i Taffs message, communicated to the oeen ordered to join the first move-: department of foreign relations by ment. The cruiser Washington will! Fred Morris Deering, charge d'affairs (wet under Rear Admiral; at Mexico City: at Guantanamo and the "I have the honor to advise your ex- V irgmia will go to the cellency that I am in receipt of in- 4P structlons from my government, di- reeling me to inform his excellency, President Diaz, through the'medium ment. join the Staunton cruise'- t.---- .......la INSERT FEAR DIAZ REPORT NOT CONFIRMED STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Muusey Building. WASHINGTON, D. C., March Fierce opposition to Cannon for mi- nority-Jeader of the house has devel- oped and many republican members will refuse to go- into the caucus un- less Ihey secure assurances in ad- vance that some other leader will he chosen. The insurgents are bitter. With the advent c: democratic con- trol of the house, Champ Clark and his lieutenants are arranging for a clever flank movement on Ihe re- publican enemy. They have concocted a scheme which they fondly hope will split the republican minority wide open and divide it into two irrecon- i-llable and warring factions. Mnmo They expect-to accomplish this by1 throwing some very alluring bait to! the republican insurgents. The pro-! position they intend to make to the; insurgents is this: If they will stay out of the republican caucus and SAN ANTONIO, March ing men here with large Mexican Properties have............. t that President Diaz has been dead for 48 hours. Because of-the Mex- lean censorship over all telegraph wires they ,have been unable to confirm this from their Mexican agents. A a of your excellency, that the president of the United States' wishes to ex- press the hope that no misappreheu- sion will result fioui uufuutided sensational newspaper conjectures Uo to the military maneuvers about to take place In Texas and elsewhere and to give to President Diaz assurance Pacific fleet at San Pedro, Cal. that the maneuvers have no signifi- cance which should cause concern to -.the friendly neighbors of the United i States towards the south." The, To the foregoing General Diaz re- marinps will ha f vrcuciai UL-AL re- statlras "t San u Minister Creel and the and San Diego and embassy, acknowledging the fact that his latest reports from Mexico brought word that the people there were restless and puzzled. Gus- tav Madero, brother to the provisional insurgent, was voluble and excited. That European governments have intimated strongly to the United States that if Washington does not maintain the security of property in Mexico, then it must relinquish that responsi- bility to governments willing to exe- cute the work, is still asserted here. Kan March 9.- Forecast: Unsettled tonight and Friday, -warmer tonight. Temperature at 7 a. m. 34 de- grees. Temperature one year ago 28 degrees. Sun rises Friday at and pets at p. m. (standard time.) Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today 12 nriies west at Thursday morning. BILL FOR NORMAL FAVORED Senate -Committee Recom mends Appropria- tions Despite Dean's Opposition. eant Fred Snyder. A company, Thir- teenth Infantry, snot and killed him- UTILITIES BILL HEARING Three Speakers And Big Lobby Appeared To Oppose Meas- Yount Bill Recom- mended. COLUMBUS, O., March sen ate finance committee this morning voted to recommend the passage o self in hlsjmnk at Fort Leavenworth. j the Lowry bill appropriating RECORD, I for each of tne two new state normal [schools for construction work this but with an amendment fixing WA n n i. J miexas. is-- ndependent organization ta the was strengthened hv Ihe ambassador, was cheery if baffled, tribiftion of coS es and w 11 tte Ambassador wlteon was guarded and nermitted lo name tm-ir m.m Squler win give cose at- reticent. Jose Ivcs Limantour, the ,11 of the committees to the of the aero-! Mexican minister of finance was terse rather sombre. He did not dis- (Lontmued on Page Three.) j guise his uncertainty and.anxiety or ters on all of the committees. This baif is very attractive to the Insurgent leaders who are inclined go after it. They well know that if will stand preAous Httle chance o'f getting any committee assignments that are worth having. The "old guard" still has a majority of about three to one in the republican caucus with former Speaker Cannon dominating the caucus the forty in- wirgent members could expect noth- QUICK MOVEMENT OF TROOPS FROM NEW YORK; SHIPS LOADED WITH'GUNS AND AMMUNITION members of such innocuous commit-1 teei as ventilation and acoustics, com- mittee on disposition of waste paper, or the committee on the Potomac riv-- er front. The caucus may go so far as to authorize Cannon to name the minority members of the committees. M3W YORK. March serious I the marines and sailors on board- the is the situation that has caused the! vessels will soon be coins dutv on mobilization 'of American navy and; land shonlfer to shoulder with the army forces off Mexico thai for the; regular troops in Trjxas first time in the history of the coun- j Within twelve hours of the receipt of coast fortlfl-1 of orders for embarkation. 1500 ling from Virginia to United States soldiers sailed out of has been, drained of; New York harbor at 10 o'clock last ing better than to-be made tail-end tho of members of such innocuous commit- try. the vasl of coast fortlfl-1 of cations, New England, laav practically every man. Even the big night thoroughly prepared for war disappearing guns, the pride of the although, according to official service and tho latest, thing in coast ntwmcement, only war "games" defense, are today without crews to planned. an- are luuity wiuioiu crews TO pipnnefl The definite and" speciflc VroS'lon fn' v T" been U Was tbe mi' of the majority leaders is S" a condlllon b'-siness-like single movement! of the seven minority places T in making a recapitulation, certained today that Bejiresenta- tiv-e Carl Anderson introduced more bills at the recent swtainn Anderson, mother of Mr. Ander- t son. arrived with his sister Maud today for a visit with the con- gressman's family. NEW YORKER WILL SUCCEED TAWNEY stitutions at each. There were but three votes in the committee against the report. They were cast by Senators Dean, Frazier and Shaffer. The maximum cost a- mendment was not opposed by the friends of the normal .schools, prob- ably because they knew that nothing that this legislature does will be binding on its successor. Three spokesmen last night against the Winters-McGuire utilities bill in the hearing by the house codes com- mittee, were flanked by a score of si- lent railroad and corporation lobby- ists. At the request of Ralph R. Ualdwell, representing a Cincinnati civic organization, another hearing has been set for next Tuesday night. This may force delay in the plan fo: a house vote on the measure ncx Thursday. E. H. Hopkins of Cleve land, for express companies, made the chief talk. The house elections committee voted to report, without recommenda- tion, the Ivain bill, to establish the Massachusetts ballot, abolishing party emblems and and the Bruce bill, to relate lodging house and prevent colonization of voters. The senate temperance committee voted to recommend the Yount bill providing jury trials for all charged with violation of local option laws. It all Ing of the important committees five be JCHPT J. stand- given to the stalwarts and two to the in- surgents. This would be a fair ap- portionment, based on the respective Dumerical strength of the two fac- tions. It would the sidetrack- -Inf of the insurgents to unimportant romnittees that, offer no opportuni- ties of advantages to members who visa to make a record. m. t in, ican war in i frnor's island It is admitted that the addition to the regular army forces1 Representative John 'J. Fitzgerald. situation is unprecedented. (he sailors of the Fifth division of the York, will he chairman of the umuun uupm-tni-uini. tne aaiiors ot the Fifth division of the OI YorK, will he chairman of the The big cruisers Tenntssee. North Atlantic fleet had their ships loaded appropriations tommittee in the new srolma and Montana which will with -fj .-i in-ti, iicju men 0111 US Carolina and Montana which will with supplies and ammunition ready i succeeding James A. Taw- niu wun supines ana ammunition ready i congressv. succeeding james A. Taw- clear at daybreak tomorrow for Guan- to start for the delinquent subscribers "Those of you who have .u wwro ue iwciaaun u not full. well as those who have settled j rrat but It Is saU one ot two subscription by giving a and have regularly paid 1 yW I amount due each month, A The nature of p in: before the association U not note, that tove ftaOOf mu art VSPAPERI
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