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Sandusky Star Journal, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio LAST EDITION THE SANDUSKY FORTY-FOURTH YEAR SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 19T NUMBER 127 REASON FOR MOBILIZATION OF TROOPS STILL MYSTERY No Longer Regarded As Scheme For Maneuvers, Late Theory Is That Japan Is Being Given a Demonstra- tion With Hint Attached. Rumor That President Diaz Is Fatally III And That Crisis Mexican Affairs May Be Near At Situation Is Unusual, WASHINGTON, March mystery today still surrounds the Eudden mobilization of the American troops and the battleship and torpedo fleets in the vicinity of Mexico. Although no further effort is beins made today by the war and navy department to keep up the pretext that the mobilization is merely for maneuvers, no definite tacts of the real cause bave leaked out. On every hand however, the most unusual preparations are being made. Sereral old transports that were considered unfit for service have been suddenly ordered into commission and are to sail south. General Grant has begun ffie hasty organization of two regiments of coast artillery 15 serve as infantry and has ordered them south. All leaves of absences of army officials all over the country for months in advance have been can- celled and the state militia all over the country has likewise, it is declared, beea ordered to be prepared for orders to move to the front. That the demonstration on the border is tor the purpose of warning Japan not to form closer relations with Mexico in order to strike at this country from the south, was one ex- planation of the present situation that developed today. Japan, it Is known, has been trying to obtain a naval base on the west coast of Mexico where hundreds of thousands of Japanese have formed colonies. Most of the latter are men who served in the Ja'p- aneae-Russian war and would be -avattftfeie-at an- instant's notice for an invasion of the United' States. The Diaz government has been disposed to be friendly toward this colonization and it IB asserted today that the present military moTement by the United States is to warn Japan that no. naval base in Mexico will be tol- erated. This in brief is the mobilization sit- uation: The largest movement of the kind ever undertaken in this country in time of peace. A division of three brigades of in- fantry and an indepcndant brigade of cavalry with headquarters at San An- tonio. Maj. Gen. William H. Carter commanding, and Brig. Geiib. M. P. Committee Definitely Decides On The Schedule By Sched- ule Method. CONSIDER WOOL FIRST Cotton to Come Next And Agri- cultural Implements Will Go On Free List, Maus, F. A. Smith and R W. Hoyt A brigade at Galveston; Brig. Gen. A. L. Mills. Al brigade in the Los Angeles (Cal.) district; Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss commanding. Two thousand marines to gather at now on the fleet there and to be landed at once: 700 on the Prairie and 700 on the Dixie, to leave Philadelphia for Guantana- mo Thursday and Friday. Four armored Montana, North Carolina and Wash- ington officers and men) to as- semble at Gaantanamo; Rear Admiral Sidney A. Staunton, commanding. Most of the Pacific fleet to assemble at San Pedro and San Diego, Cal.; Rear Admiral Thomas commanding. It was learned today that orders have been issued to the engineer corps rushing south from Fort Leavenworth to the Mexican bonier with them material for pontoon bridge construction. This is taken to indi- cate that the army wishes to be nre- pared to cross tho Rfo Grarde Into Mexico should the present bridges be destroyed. There is information in the govern- ment offlces here that President Diaz is so ill that 'recovery seeass impos- sible. American interests in Mexico are estimated by officials at All of these interests were acquired under the Diaz government and' in each concession some Mexican official of the present regime Is inter- ested. Because of that interest for- (Oontlmied on Page Ten.) MEN WHO FIGURE IN MEXICAN TROUBLES THE WEATHER weather tonight and Thursday, rising tem- perature. Temperature at 7 a. m. de- giees. Temperature one year ago 29 degrees. Sun n-es Tluusday a' a. m. aud sets at o.iil p. m. (stan- dard fine. I -Maximum wind for 24 licin-x ending at noon !_' miles noitheast at Tuesda> v noon. BALLIMGER SUCCESSOR IS REAL FRIEND OF THE GREAT CONSERVATION MOVEMENT BILL GETS VOTES Measure Requiring But One Per Cent Levy Had Big Ma- jority In House. MAJOR GEN LEONARD wooa Whether or not the mobilization of United States troops is for the pur- pose of supporting President Diaz's rule, now threatened by revolutionists, is still a question. Major General Leonard Wood as chief of staff, is directing the movement. OVER A B1LI ION Special to the WASHINGTON, March recent session of congress was an- other "billion dollar" session. The total appropriations were In round numbers. Plane The total appropriations for the "laflS 61st congress, both sessions, were this in spite of the president's economy program. FEDERALS' ATTACK MEXICALI, March discov- ery by scouts of a large force of fed- erals eight miles south of here has thrown the city into a panic and it is regarded certain the attack on the city will follow at once. The rebels are preparing for a bloody resist- ance. HARMON IS MUCH PLEASED Oppo isition Failed to Amend Materially and Senate is Ex- pected To Approve, Says Councilman Gave Assur- ance City Was in Earnest in Planning Plant NOT FOR MUNICIPAL I IF RATES ARE LflW WALTER L. FISHER. COLUMBUS, 0., Maich one SWEEP OF BALLINGER MEN EVIDENT- lOn Was in thd limuo Into nt-m A.A.M. _. STAR-JOURNAL BUREAU, Hunsey Building. WASHINGTON, D. C., March The wool schedule, which Senator Aldrich in the tariff revision session of 1909 called the very keystone of the protection anoh and which Presider> Taft has denounced as excessive, will be the first schedule to come under the pruning knife of the new demo- cratic congress. Beginning with raw wool and extending up through all the grades of the manufactured'pro- duct the knife will be sunk deep into that schedule, so that the schedule when it is through with the heroic treatment that is to he accorded it would hardly be recognized by the combination of wool-growers and manufacturers that first wrote it into the tariff laws many years ago. There Is now a duty of eleven cents a pound on wool. That duty may he wiped out entirely and wool placed on the free list. In any event it will be sub- jected to a deep cut and correspond- ing reductions will be made through- out the entire schedule. The committee has derided upon a Bchedule-by-schedule revision and in BO doing it has turned down Senator Bailey's plan for one tariff bill that will overhaul all of the tariff sched- ules. The ways and means cqmmittee legarda the Bailey plan as wholly im- practical and just what the "inter- ests" want, because it is a foregone conclusion that a general tariff bill would never pass the republican sen- ate and would leave the existing du- ties of the Payne-Aldrich law in vogue. The sentiment in the ways and means committee in favor of a revision by schedules was found to be practically unanimous, which fixes that as the policy of the party. The separate bills that are to be brought in, as far'as determined up- to-date, are as follows: wool schedule. cotton schedule. Other bills probably will deal with excessiTe items In various schedules without revising any other schedule In its entirety. The ootton schedule, like the wool schedule, will be sub- jected to heavy reductions. Agricul- tural Implements will be put on the (ree lilt sbtolutdj. Complete For Quick Assembling Of Var- ious Regiments. WARNING AT THE CAPITAL 'Governor And Adjutant General Confer Over Possibility of Militia Being Called, San Antonio Excited. SAN ANTONIO, March city is in a fever of excitement and ac- tivity today as the result of the sud- den order mobilizing thousands of the United States soldiers here. To pre- vent the possibility of a food famine rush ordeis have been sent by all the wholesale grocers to the big supply houses to rush great quantities of food stuff here and It Is believed no trouble will be had on that score. The troops will be quartered on the big naval reservation that contains near- ly 600 aaes and on which the govein- ment has' recently expended for Improvements. The first tioopt will arrive tomorrow afternoon. ion was passed in the house late yes- terday by a vote of 79 to 21 This is the bill m which Governor Haimon is interested btyond any other meas- ure introduced at this session. The large vote received by the bill was very gratitymg to him and its friends now m-edict that it will be speedily en- acted into law As passed, the bill is practically without a weakening amendment. Landgon, republican floor leader, sup- ported the bill Freiner and Riddle led the opposition Stambaugli failed to land an amend- ment to pi event an additional levy for sanitary improvements, when ord- ered by the state board of health. Smith, of Marion, offered the agree- ment amendment, to prevent voting at a special election. Legislation for ihe referendum must be 'Completed thirty days before the regular elec- tion. Freiner wanted to limit the vote to taxpayers. His proposition was unconstitutional, and received no support. Fejlinger put in the amend- ment, removing the 1909 limitation and restoring the present increases 6 per cent in 1911 over 1909, 9 per cent in 1912, 12 per cent there- after. Smith opposed this and the a- meadmcnt was declared lost The Green eight-hour-day-for-women bill passed the senate 25 to 7, after being amended to make nine hours the maximum day. Senator Stockvvell introduced yes- terday an exact copy of his bill pro- viding for the adoption of the Oregon plan of popular election of United States senators, that Is now held m the committee on elections. There Is a plain senate rule against this but none of the opponents of the plan raised the point of order. Possibly they did not know that the bill was an exact copy of the other one. The Dorp, bill on this will prob- ably be leached this week. Senator Cetone stated while this subject was under discussion on the floor of the senate that after March 4 he would vote to report out the Stocks ell bill as It was originally introduced. DEMOCRATS PLAN A PROBE OF DEPARTMENT Zoni Says Lima Was Advised Not To Buiid When Com- pany Reduced Charges "We are not bluffing, even if councilman and others say an electee light plant can't be built here in less than 18 de- clared Engineer K L. Zorn of the Zorn-Scofield Engineering Co. of Cleveland, Tuesday afternoon. "If a municipal electric light plant put un.'iere, we arewilli ing to give a bond in any amount that it can be done in say, six montirs or so. Attorney Korn- hauser, representing capitalists who would like to build a plant here, is not bluffing either and 1 am sure his people are ready to give a bond that a plant could be erected in the shorter time if the city were to accept their proposi- tion." 7orn says he has been double- roGaod trr couaitlmen. xul in (Continued-en Page Two.) COMMENTS ON CHANGE associated with former Secretary WM linger will have resiened ThTe who, whispered thai the city was ia- have already quit arf Distant terestecl m ownership- R. A. It is my pur- tarv Wilson, A! istam tor ne Oen p'aH' He pose to prosecute the arch-conspi- I oral of the Department of the Inte datd anrt ior Lawler, and Chef of FieldI f ant to be bmlt in with Walter L. have no Schwartz, works pumping Walter L. have no statement to make, except that I have accepted this position with v a deep appreciation of its obliga- tion, and of ite opportunities to ac- complisi1! practical and construe- tive work." Louis D. news'to the vast majority of peo- pie." W. J. (Ballinger's) successor is sure to be an improve- ment and the congratulated." county is to be WASHINGTON, March the time that Secretary of the Interior Fischer assumes the duties of his new office, it is expected that every offlcial of the department who was closely Office Dennett now stands ready to' was done about thi resign and others are expected JJj statement. BalUngeri SSLS? S says he will rest and then resume the practice of law in Seattle He ex- presses appreciation of the president's support and adds: "It is my purpose to prosecute the arch conspirators who have been fol- lowing me with the assassin's knife The countn shall know fully the in- justice of the attacks upon me." Champ Clark 's authority for the statement that the affairs of the de- partment are to be raked over with a fine tooth comb. The democratic leaders are confident investigation will develop that Secretary Ballmger re- signed under fire. TALK OF MA YORAL TY; FIESINGER IN RACE f Hindi's action in establishing a mu- nicipal lighting commission. Zorn says he came here in pursuance of letters written him and received as- surance from Member Ohlemacher and others of the city council that they were in earnest about getting informa- tion and that thev believed the mat- ter should be left to a vote of tt9 people. He says ho was told to go ahead and prepare further data. made a number of trips to the city and busied himself iu securing in- formation the commission would want Then came council's backdown and Possibly the warm spring-like day 'brought It out, and possibly there are other explanations, but mayorality talk loomed up rather strongly Wednes- day. It developed that some booms are already being started, sent of the boom-ee. On the republican side, there was talk of opposition to Mayor Lehr- er in the primaries, but this was not particularly new and. such talk is not worrying him or his supporters. Sev- eral prominent republicans aip IOPPI onpfi, however, as possible op- ponents. the dropping of the? investigation by the commission. Zorn has of course stood all the expense, which he amounts to or (so, find now finds that has been double-crossed as compensation. "AH of this has sort of aroused my fighting satd- Zorn. "When I first inspected the pumping station, I ----------_ was impressed by the practicability of the scheme of building a lighting Thee is more interest on the demo- And when council estah- "shed the municipal commission I to believe that something cratic side because a new man be picked. Despite his assertion that T'i! u i "A V" he does not even want to "think of 1 and l ms Councilman John Holzaeufe I T just _ it wanted. !sovv I find we were double film" prepared plans and he ing put the nonStion Another interesting development n was the declaration of several demo- crossed." Zorn's ___ built the Cleveland plane, the one at municipal light South Brooklvn unnu- yiaiu. me one at South crats that former City Solicitor WH-jwhid, supplies curt-en? or Ham L. Piesmger will be a formidablj arc lights and for wuimercia light- candidate for the nomination. Mr. ing 'Thev have just finished of the geneial principles of munici- pal ownership, although he hi no rl in the present con A LITTLE JOB FGE A DERRICK. COLUMBUS, 0., March will be prepared to quickly furnish troops in case the militia is called out' because of the Mexican affair. Rov-i ernor TTarmon and Adjutant General Weybrecht have been in conference as the result. It is said, of warning from Washington. Every company commander in the state is being warned to get in touch with his men and keep in touch with I thm so that not a minute will be I lost in the event of an emergency., Assembling points have been selected 1 for all regiments and complete routes j selected for the trip to the seat ofi trouble. Each regiment will travel Indc-! pendently. no atempt being made toi assemble the Ohio troops at some' point from which they might travel! together. It is the present expecta- tion that the organizations will go as i separate regiments, batteries and' troops. Ex-Senator CHarles Dick as major general is commander of the Ohio guard division. The brigades are commanded by Brig. Gen. William McMaken of Toledo and John C. Speaks of Columbus, Their assign- ment to duty is a matter for decision by the war department. The guard, as reorganized under the Dick militia law. is in Reality a second line of the regular army. It can be ordered without special enlist- ment, as in the Spanish war. The warning which has reached Ohio is not in the form of a direct order from the war department. It is understood to be similar to word which has gone to capitals of other large states. The total strength of the Ohio mi- litia now is about officers and men. In event of a call to duty this aicht increaatd greatly. j m'clpal lighting plant should be tike thJ oiiRhh investigated und the npnnir. informed of the farts V. hat thev roulrt act When I Wednesday about being a can, idate .ho nomination, M, 1 want to think red Zorn. "For situation at Lima. e _ plans and time for the 1 to be taken. in any event, it looks verv much as ir thp gluing question c S'e of building a municipal plant. We are business rai'n and when we saw that city conid not compete and fur- HIM' in., not compete ana fur- I in- a campaign issue. Opposition to nish at so low a price we ad- Mayor on tlie republican side vised thp authorities to accent tha 1 ft Ml mnin trnm i come larseh trom tho to mtni'cipa1 ownership. It..........., rho nomination ho will makp light -DTI tins ami n looks u-iv" much as if th- dt'inncianr amiiclat'1. whoever he ill take a similar b'.'ind oiipos-il company's propositrm tha fwentj-tu ir fentpnre of Jamp moining was ninefv- fhe >cars of aqe. hlnine bf-en horn in FrfrtPm-kiown, -MaiyUnd Januarj 16. Although Mrs Simpson had iiepu practically an for tome u_ her death was entirely unexppi'trri. She had had an attack of bronchitis but seemed to be improving. All ef- forts to icvive her from a stupor Wednesday morning were unavailing, however, and deaih resulted. Funeral arrangements, have not yet been completed. Announcement of Mis Simpson's dea'h will cnusr sorrow among many friends and acquaintances for she WAS very widely kndwn ai d her char- naltuo found exprtMm In ni.iiii ami not only locally. Mrs. Simpson the daughter of Dnvid and Marj Den-nan. Her father, who was an offiVer in the war of 1S12, served under General WlnSeld Sffltt anl took part ir, the battles of Londj'j l.Hiu, Queenstouu Heights and fmt Ei K-. bpinn present at the burning of I the little town that stood on the j of the present citj of Buffalo. I man iage took place soon after .-lose of the war. anil of tbe HUM three children were born, of -Mrs. Simpson was the second. Sttt was but two years oU mt UK her mother's death and ktr passed away when ww years old. After the dwtb at tar pfc rents, she was adopted teto