V 5 THE ASSOCIATED PEES3 DISPATCHES LAST EDITION 4:00 P.M. WMtkcr Turtcut: RAIN. 0 VOL. XVII. NO. v . ; . ls X ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 7, 1912. 3c PER COPT x-, SCOTT 1CHES Alkged Threat to Hold Hostage COL.ROOSEVELT IS CONFIDENT THE SOUTH POLE American Citizens Investiaated VP Rumor Is Confirmed That Brit ish Explorer Has Arrived at Point Farthest South. UNSUCCESSFUL RIVAL SENDS LONDON NEWS Dogs, . Ponies and Motor Sledges Used in Dash Over the Antarctic Ice Fields. Wellington, New Zealand, March 7. ('uptiiln lton.lt! Aniundson, the Norwegian explorer, tmliiy states that I'liptnln Scott, (lie British explorer, had reachHl the South poll). . London, March J. A message with n detinlte statement from Amundsen thnt Scott hns reached the south pule was received from Wellington by the Daily .F.xprcss today. Amundsen nnd Scott nre close per sonal friends. They met Just before they started on the race for the South pole and when they parted wished each oilier success. Amundsen relied dogs, ponies and motor sledges. Scott's party comprised 60 men. He participated In a former expedition to wards the South Pole. Mrs. Scott ilin British explorer's wife has not received any direct news of her husband's reported success. She said she was unable to Imagine how Amundsen would know, declaring, "1 hope the news Is true, but ut pres ent I do not dare believe it." II la stated ou good authority that Captain Rnnltl Amundsen, the Nor wegian explorer, did not reach the south pole. Washington, March 7. Rear Ad miral Robert K. Peary, the arctic ex plorer nnd north pole discoverer, said today thut Jie. wns Kind to hear Scott I was flie lirsf man to succeed" itf reach-' ing the South Pole. Peary said he might say more when he heard delnili of the expedition. - T T DPPOSINEJFREE SUGAR Charges the 'Democrats Are Trying to Crush Sugar Beet Industry. Washington,! March 7. Proposing to rename the democratic free sugar bill "an act to surrender revenue, de stroy competition and create monop oly," ahe republicans of the ways and means committee of the house yester day submitted a minority report on the Underwood bill which will be the next of the tariff bills to be consid ered by the house. . The report was submitted b' Repre sentative' Fordney, of Michigan. It charges that there la a union between Hi sugar trust anef'tha democratic party and that the free sugar measure Is designed to catch the votes of the consumer and will In time, deliver the commonly known as the sugar trust." The report reviews In the main the dissenting views of the republican members of the Hardwlck sugar trust investigating committee. It Rives credit to the beet sugar Industry for holding down the price of sugar dur- Iiir the advance of last year and pre dicts that such a safeguard would he destroyed 1f the beet sugar men were driven out of business. ' The report asserts that the Under wood free sugar bill Is "the boldest attempt In the history of our republic to surrender an Important and grow ing Industry to foreign Importers" and that It la "against the domestic sugar producers and solely In the Interest of the refiners of Imported raw sugar, commonly known as the sugar, com monly known as the sugar trust." The report asserts that the sugar beet growing Industry would be killed If the best rellnerles were forced to suspend by tariff legislation. Tnere nro 112.000 farmers ensased In grow ing sugar beets, the report declures and It comments that "the democratic party says to these farmers, we pro pose to make you pay for this reduc tion In" the tariff on sugar." Predicting dire days for the sugar consumer, the report says: "Not In the palmiest days of the (rust, when Mr. Havemeyer ruled Us fortunes with a rod of Iron and an amfiltlon bounded only by the confines . .f . .1 , A . 1. A ... ....1 .... . On. gar Refining company ever monop olize Much a portion of the sugar con sumed In the United States as this bill would deliver Into Its keeping." ROB P0STOFFICE Burglar Dynamite Safe III Building at Iloht.kcn and Olttnln About I.OIIO. Hoboken, Pai, March 7. Rurglars lnat ; night dynamited the post office safe' hero and escaped with $l()(H .In slumps and rash. The olllco wsh Wreck ;.r. ROOSEVELT MEET MUCH DISCUSSED Large Attendance Is Expected at Greensboro Gathering Tomorrow. Gazette-News Bureau, Daily News Huilding, Greensboro. Marc h 7. The workhouse as the 'proper place for women violators of the law was again brought to the forefront In Greensboro yesterday. When Airs. An nie Malcolm, an alleged shop-lifter of some experience and ability, was con victed charged with- "picking up" and converting to her own use a number of valuable articles from a prominent ladies' furnishing establishment here nnd sentenced to four months. The .Malcolm woman was convicted nlong with Mary Collins, who gave her res idence as Roanoke nnd said that this was her first experience in a crooked life nnd her first stay .away from home. She escaped with a line. The supporters, of Col. Roosevelt In North Carolina are expected to begin arriving from different sections of the state for the pro-Roosevelt meeting called by Richmond Pearson of Ashe ville for tomorrow at 10 o'clock to talk over the situntlon In the state and, formerly organize in nit effort to win delegates to the national convention for--the former president. The meet ing Is attracting no little Interest here abouts nnd It is probable that the at tendance will be large. The Roosevelt sentiment has grown in this Piedmont section" npace and while the Taft sup porters don't seem to he alarmed the Roosevelt sympathizers are becoming more and more enthusiastic and see an almost solid If not4n fact, a. solid delegation to Chicago for Col. Roose velt from the North state. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Vennble, Mr, nnd Mrs. Leon J. Rrandt and Mrs. Le ila Lipscomb left yesterday for Chalk IrfHet.-Va.. 4 'attend the"ftineTal or IT, X; H. Wooding, whose death occurred at his home at thnt pla late Tues da ynight. Dr. Woodingf was the father of Mrs. Ve.nable, Mrs. Rrandt and Mrs. Lipscomb and was 79 years of age. His death tame as a shock to his daughters, who were not Informed that he was 111. Heavy Fall of Snow. Moderated temperature ' yesterday had little effect on the record fall of snow Tuesday nlght'und Wednesday morning and the strets are still cover ed while gutters are banked to a depth of several Inches. The snow fall shortly before 2 o clock yesterday morning was the heaviest that has perhaps been noted In this section or many years. Are lights were almost obscured and at that time It looked as though there might be two or three feet of snow. The heavy full ceasea ns nulckly as It began, however, and while the flakes continued to nitter down all during the morning hours lit tle was added to that already on the ground. Navigation by man and beast was made difficult while street car schedules were badly Interfered with and -all trains on the main line were operated on delayed schedules. Offices Consolidated., The board of county commissioners of Guilford created a new office for Guilford this week when Willis Booth, for several years serving In the office of the register of deeds, was made clerk to the new county nuditor and suDerintendent of roads. When the resignation of County An dltor Abbott was recently ascepted the commissioners consolidated the offices of road superintendent nnd auditor and selected J. A. Davidson to 1111 the place. The SHlary of the clerk has been fixed at $75 per month. Ry the consolidation of the nudllorshlp and the roud superintendent and the ap pointment of a clerk the county re tains the same number of officers, imi effects a saving or $300 per annum. Tracing Robes' Parentage. The police of Greensboro have stif' flclent Information relative to the two children deserted In Durhnm Satur dav night to state that they know the mothers of the Infants and tha they also have very strong evidence as to who are tho fathers of the babes, The children were .born In Oreensbo ro in January and the local author! ties have been greatly aided In trnc ing the parentage of the children de terted by the records of vital stntls tlca kept In the offlre of the commls sloner of public safety. Tho nuthorl tit's expect to shortly be In position to give the nnmes of the mothers an likewise the fathers. The Infants were left on the doorsteps of Mr.' fcrwln and Mr. Powe In Durhnm Baturdu night., Reconstruction Sheriff Dead. Timothy F. I.ee, reconstruction sher iff of Wake county from 1868 to 1872 died today at Qulncy. III.. He came here with Sherman's nrmy as rnptatn of a Massachusetts company. He wn a jolly Irishman and popular with th people. While sheriff he got Into fi nanclnl difficulties. First Train Wrecked; One Dead Cleveland, March 7. One trainman was killed , and a passenger was In lured when the Twentieth Century limited leaped from the track In Cel Mnworth yards today. The train westbound, was running kite to mnk op lost time; . Five Pnllnmna were de railed. A broken wheel caused the nc Mont. mmmmmm . ''.'' Tt s - - I i ' ' t MiXi'' ' IN&UR.eENTS IN CAMP NEAR ' .' 'f5" IV-" - CHIHUAHUA I - s lLrr i n - i - GENERAL Mexican Minister Characterizes ment of Madero Government Official Gen. Orozco Says ,. He Has Reached an Understanding with Vasquista3. .Waahiitgtofi. March ' ' 7. Cienor.nl PiiKi'itnl firoxco has announced that le will 'leave Chihuahua for Mexico City with an army of live thousand men. He intimates he has arrived at in understanding with General Saln- .ar and thnt the entire asouisia irmy as well u his own men will be indcr his command. His Intention, he said, is to upsets rresident Madero. md he will never stop ngniing unui he has done it. General Orozco repudiates the idea that he hlmxelf is ft candidate for the presidency. He says that alter Presl- lent Madero Is unseated he will leave It to the people to name his successor. All classes of people in Chihuahua are with General nrox.cn, and a million dollars hns been pledged by mor- himts, ranchmen, miners and work ing people to nuance me nun comm. President Taft canvassed the Mexi can situation closely ycsicroay wmi the Mexican ambassador, Senor Mar tinez V Crespo. The chief .subject discussed was a more rigid eniorcement 01 neuiniinj Tells of the of His Everglades Report Washington, March 7. C. G. El lott, former chief drainage engineer In the department of agriculture and who wns' dismissed by Secretary Wil son, today told the Moss investigating committee his story of the supresslori of the department's report on the Florida everglades. Klliolt told the committee that the everglades circular Indicating doubt or the value ol ever glades land Was prepared and after ward suppressed. He e.ild that In T. R.' GRINS AND TALKS OF MR. PERKINS VISIT Says He'll See Aiiylsidv from Morgan Himself, lo MoNuninni Any Old Time. Mlneola, March 7. CiV Roosevelt, reaching here for Jury service today, wns asked about Oenrge W. Perkins' visit at Sagamore Hill last night.. "Why." the colonel said, grinning. "I'd see Rockefeller, Morgun, Perkins nnd Jim Hill all together If they want ed to see me; I'd see tjoinpeis. Mitch ell, Horns, the detective, nnd Me Kiinmra, If he was pardoned out of Jail. I'll K-e anybody ut any time." I This Is Roosevelt third day as a Juror. He has not actually st in any case. ' MISSIONARIES WARNED Miss toe of Xorlll Carolina Thought lo lie In IVril In Mexico. Nashville, March 7. Presbyterian missionaries stationed at Victoria. Mexico, have been warned by S. H. Chester, secretary of the Southern Presbyterian Mission board to aban don their station for one of the ad Jolnjng ones. Tbiy are lr. J. O. Shel by,, of Memphis, Mrs. Shelby of Vir ginia und Miss I,eo of North Carolina. SALAZR. as "Incredible" Report State laws nlong the border. The ambas sador predicted u gradual return of normal conditions. What measures are being planned by tlie Mexican government for the pacilicatlon of the country have not made known here officially, but a well authenticated report was that several ciililnct changes soon would be made by 1'resi'dcnt Mudero- to appease dis contented elements. The Mexicnn ambassador would not discuss the cabinet chungis, declaring simply he hoped for ." restoration of pence in a short time. -What was most important he declared was strict en forcement of n 'litiality laws and for that reason he expressed himself as pleased that more I'nited States troops were going to Texas. i The ambassador characterized as "Incredible" the report that Manuel I nlero, minister of foreign affairs, had said Mexico would hold Americans ns hostages in case of American Interven tion. The American' ambassador nt Mexico City, wns instructed by the state department to ascertain the au thenticity of the report. Suppression February, 1910, he was culled Into di rector True's office to meet Thomas II. Will and K. C Howe, two land tig ents who protested against the circu lar. Howe, Klliott said, denounced It as "false and misleading" and said it was costing him $20,000 dally. Howe and Will said they would go "higher" to suppress It. The circular was not sent out until February 11,. Klliott tes tified when he got orders from Secre tary Wilson' -office to ipilt using it as a reply to Inquiries. , I DISCUSS FOOD LAW AND ANTI-TRUST ACT John Hays Hammond and lr. Harvey V. Wiley l lgure In t lvlo I'ed eralloii Meeting. Washington, March 7. National Civic, federation members today t dis cussed the tentative draft of a bill supplementing the Sherman anti-trust act, proposed by the federation's de partment of corporations. , Tli operation and expansion of the national pure food law was discussed under John Hays Hammond's leader ship.. lr. Harvey W. Wiley wns one ALABAMA REPUBLICANS TO DECLARE FOR TAFT lilrmlngham, March 7. The Ala bapia state republican convention opened this morning.' It Is predicted President Taft will be Indorsed for renoniinutlon and, Alabama'! dele gates Instructed to unconditionally support him. $7.1,000 Fire In Chicago. Chicago, March 7. Fire todav de stroyed the Illinois Woolen and Cot ton Manufacturing company's . mills here. The flames spread vto nearby tenements, routing out 32 famUle. The damage la estimated at $7M0Q. This Darky Has Ball-Proof Head V)p::iidonl mid Dusky Kenlncklan . Swears Off from Suicide Attempts When lltillot (.lain cs. Horse Cave. Ky, March 7. After throe unsuccessful attempts to commit suicide by shooting himself through the head today Richard Juries, a 20 years old nero, gave up In disgust. "I wanted to know what it would feel like in another world," he said. In this mood the negro placed a revolver to his forehead and pulled (ho trigger. The ball tore his scalp "ft-iiiT Blilnoed t.irtiVB Sktrtl; t -" THE DAY IN CONGRESS Percy Announces He Will Mnke Slule nient Friday Arbitration Treaties lo u Vole Today. Washington, March 7. The senate debate on the British and French ar bitration treaties was resumed today. A vote will be taken at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. Senator Percy announced that he would make a statement to the senate Friday responding to the Mississippi legislature's demand that he resign. Toe democrats members of the tin- inee en niniittee today decided to stand bv the house steel tariff revision bill before seeking the support if progres sive renublicans. The house resumed discussion ol the agriculture appropriation nui. Rev. (Hark Carter, city missionary, told the rules committee inai me gen eral impression was that the sending of children: from Ijnwrence, Mass. was to excite sympathy. ASKS CASE DISMISSED Iiercnse In Packers Trial Begin Ar giimciit lo Have lvrendnnts Freed of Charges. Chlciiiro. March 7. Attorneys for the defense In the puckers trial today hesnn a determined buttle to obtain the llbertv of their wealthy clients. utnrncv Miller asked Carpenter to take the case from the Jury and dlS' harge the ten packers on the ground hit the irovernment had failed to nrove the charges. The Jury was excused during the irgnmenl. DISPERSE STRIKERS Police Charge tiathering of Several Hundred, Arretiir Both Men nnd Women. Ijawreiiee, Mass., March 7. The police this morning charged ypon sev eral hundred strikers who were at tempting to enter South Lawrence. The leaders .were arrested, Including both men and women. The strikers disbanded after the police reserves were called. Kienkcr Clark 2 Years Old. Washington, March 7. Speaker Champ Clark Is celebrating his sixty second birthday anniversary today. When the house convened, an un usually large number of members were present and the speaker was greeted with applause. The people of Washington have been Invited to attend tonight's mass meeting and reception In the speaker' honor. Xew York For Taft Kays Woodruff, Washington, March 7. Timothy L. Woodruff of New York wns last night a guest at the White House.- Wood ruff predicted that Taft would get more than 80 of New York's 80 dele gates to the republican convention. Old Warrior Die Rending Bible, Lexington, Ky., March 7. Major Robert S. Bullock, one of Morgan's raiders, who wns captured with his chief In Ohio during th civil war, died while sitting nt hi J home reading a lllblo today. Bullock was 84 years old. . ' COAL PRICES UP; STRIKE IS FEftfiED Railroads' Supply Short as Date for Anthracite Strug gle Draws Near. New York, March 7. Fears of a strike of 180,000 anthracite coal mln ;crs on April l have caused a general i rush on the part of consumers for coal to carry them over the strike period. The sudden demand Is widespread and many dealers have Increased the price. It Is reported the railroads' supply ia fanning short. ONE KILLED, 2 WOUNDED A STREET GUN FIGHT Fort Worth Man Attacks One He Claimed Caused Di ; vorce, Is Slain. Fort Worth, Tex., March 7. Muu ice Dull, a cotton brokerage clerk. was killed on a crowded thoroughfare today In a fight with Oscar Meyer, a railroad auditor. Rail recently was divorced and charged that Meyer was responsible for his domestic trouble. Rail followed his accusation with a blow in Meyer's face. The shooting followed. Meyer was arrested and released on bond. During the shooting, Obe Thompson ind J. S. Phillips, bystanders, were wounded. Ji. FOR METHODIST TEMPLE! Actual Construction of South ern Church Building at Washington Begins Soon. Washington, March 7. Plans for the temple of Southern Methodism it Is proposed to erect here were dis cussed today by the building commit tee now In session. Rev. George S. Sexton of Dallas, Tex., the secretary. announced that 9250,000 of the fund had already been raised. Actuul con struction of the temple begins when another $25,000 Is subscribed. Bishop W. A. Candler is chairman of the committee. Other members are Bish ops K. E. Hoss and John Kilgo and Rev. Dr. W. F. Murray. MORE GLASS BROKEN Bystanders Aid Police in Subduing the Militant London Suffragettes In Latest Crusade. London, March 7. The suffragettes resumed their window smashing cru- sude early this morning. A number of suffragettes assembled in the West Knd, attacking plate glass windows with hammers concealed beneath their cloaks. Passers-by seized many suffragettes, holding them until tho police arrived. Six were arrested. DISTRESS IN BRITAIN Milliliter of Men Thrown Out of Work by Greut Goal Strike In creases Hourly. London, March 7. While prospects of a settlement of the coal strike ap pear brighter, conditions in the other industries are becoming worse hourly. The number of workmen discharged Is increasing everywhere. In some In stances great distress prevails among the laboring classes. Tlilrteen Injured In Wreck. Tlfton, (ia., March 7 Twelve per sons were Injured, five seriously, when Ceorgla, Southern and Florida pus sentrer train No. 1. southbound, was wrecked IS miles north of here yes. terdav afternoon. The engine ran head-on Into an embankment pinion inir Rnirineer c. Tt. Muldowney under. the wreckage. All the cars of thejnrrived within the past day or so from train except the Pullman left the tracks. The wreck Is said to have been caused by recent heavy rains. MY CH0ICZ FOR PRESIDENT - If I could Beta the Mm I Won Id Name Name... ... - AddreM.... ... . Cut this ticket ont and mall It to The GasetteNewt, or hand It In at till office. If yon do not rare to write your name on the ballot, J on ran writ It In a registry book pro Mod at the office. Reaulta will be published from lima to time and In no rase will the name of the voter be gtren oat m dew o requested. Believes That He Will Be Norn inated by the Chicago Con vention and ! Elected. h FOR FREE EXPRESSION OF PUBLIC SENTIMENT Attempts to Smother Public Sentiment Annoy Him More Than Opposition in High Places. i Cnzctte-N'ews Bureau, W'yatt Building, f Washington. March 7. A. Hlldebrund of The Qazetle tind the Ureensboro . Unllv V. NeWM News returned here las! nigpt from "' .New tork. These independent nauers have lent encouragement to the pro gressive cause, favoring Governor i Wilson on the one hand and Colonel Rooaevelt on the other. Mr. Hilde- brand wont to Sagamore Hill Tuesday night us the guet of Colonel Hoose- yelt. The Congressional Limited, on nun-!, mv. miueoruuu muue tne trip to New York, lost time, with the re- suit thut the Long Island train had departed before his arrival. His en- , gagement with Colonel Roosevelt be ing of a delinite character, it was ' necessary for him to take a more or less wild 40-mile ride through the country in an open touring car. U was a cold ride, and when he reached Sagamore Hill, he found that the col onel had built a tine log fire with wood which he had chopped during the aft ernoon with a customary zest and de light. Roosevelt Believe He'll Win. Mr. Hildebrand says that Colonel Roosevelt, whose spirits are normally high, never felt better in his life. Col onel Roosevelt believes he Is going to be nominated and, moreover, that In this pleasing eventuality, he ia going tu be elected. Colonel Koosevelt, said Air. riuoeuranu. 19 nor now r caitui- . date In the sense that he wishes hhi friends to promote Bentlment favoring him by devices familiar to professlon- il politicians, but thut he certainly is candidate in the sense that he Is watching developments with a stead ily increasing interest. Mr. Hildebrand says that Colonel Roosevelt is not the least bit con cerned, even when he encounters the opposition of men in high places like Secretary Stimson and other cabinet officers, but that It does gall the colo nel, so to speak, when he observes the union between state, city and fed eral patronage forces to smother the known sentiments of the republican masses and when he hears how the Tuft leaders are opposing with a spect to a presidential preference prl- . rnnry in any of the states. : Hunk and File for Roosevelt. There is not the least doubt, Mr. Ililbedrund said, that the rank and ile of the party .is wishing Colonel Roosevelt well, Colonel Roosevelt is receiving hundreds of letters daily giving this assurance. Some days it is impossible for Colonel Roosevelt to give personal attention to more than one out of 60 letters that come ad dressed to him at the Outlook office. But he is devoting to North Carolina and some of the other southern states all the attention his limited time will permit. He hopes, despite all the pressure that may be brought to bear by the federal authorities, that th. repuuiicuna Ul 1U11II .aiuiina uiiu in i X . V. rnHnn. .1 . the two or three other southern states where there Is a real party, will be permitted this year to give expression to their known sentiments, especially In those sections where the Koosevelt sentiment is known of all men to be preponderant. Colonel Roosevelt believes that defi nitely and highly organized political machines, permitted to attend to all party affairs, are storing up trouble for themselves, as the colonel Is strongly Inclined to the opinion thai their party representation will at no distant day be curtailed in those states which are frequently classified as the rotten buroughs. Tar Heel Vote for Roosevelt. Mr. Hildebrand atJertained that Colonel Roosevelt has received scores of letters from North Carolina repub licans expressing the utmost confi dence that he will receive the vote of the entire delegation from the state tit Chicago, and thnt 14 of these vote nre already assured. Friends of Colo nel Roosevelt are Immensely pleased over the result of the primary In Ok lahoma, where the Roosevelt people made It a sort of three to one event and some especially good news has , Pennsylvania. Ohio. Texas and Illinois, The following change In North J Continued on page Hx.

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