n.IN .M COLDER.
VOL. XVII. NO. 24.
ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAR CH 8, 1912.
So PER COPY
NOW DEAD ISSUE
Committee of Mine Operators hOLE REACHED
Will Not Offer a Compromise
Senate's Action of Stripping
Proposed Pacts of Their Vi
tal Features Thwarts
for ill inquiry
UNLIKELY TO SUBMIT
THEM FOR APPROVAL
Elimination of Clause Three
Follows a Long Day of De
bate and Balloting.
nvestigation of the American
Woolen Company's Affairs
Washington, March 8. Summing
lip the senate's notion yesterday In
stripping the proposed arbitration
treaties with .France and Great Bri
tain of their vital features, Kovern.
inent officials who followed t"e nego
tlu linns of tl)u pacts agree that par
ticipution by the United States In the
general arbitration of international
difficulties was a dead issue so far as
this session of congress was concern
cd. it is thought Improbable Presi
dent. Tuft would submit the treaties
In their mangled form to either power
Stripped of the clause which
it was claimed wbuld invade
the constitutional treaty mak
ltig power of the senate and with
many other limitations added. the
general arbitration treaties between
the United States and England and
France proposed by President Taf
and Secretary Knox as forerunners o
universal Peace, wre ratilied by the
senate yesterday by a vote of 76 to 3
The senators who voted against the
ratification were I.orimer, Martlne and
Heed. The two are democrats.
President Taft before leaving for hi
speaking trip to Toledo and Chicago
did not comment upon the senate
action. It Is known he had hoped to
see the treaties 1 passed unamended,
had daularad publicly, "however
that certain amendments would not
Ue objectionable. -
Virtually, the treaties, by the sen
ato's action, are "up In the air."
their modillBd form they must be re
ferred to England ind France.
Senator Irfulge and others wh
fought the senate's action, declared
that the alteration, of the mnch-dlS'
cussed clause three of article three
would imperil the success of the trea
Ambassador I'.ryce did not com
inent: neither did Jules. Jusserand
the ambassador from France.
Senator Pn on and his colleagues
who forced the modification declared
that nothing had been lost in tb
ciiuve f peace because forty-live no
Hons were, now parties to the Hague
Advocates IMscoik crtcd.
The final action came at the end
of a lung day of debate and follow
ing ballots on numerous amendments.
The administration senators, though
figuring on a close vote on the third
clause, and clOBety' following the roll
call, were surprised and confused by
the result. Their view was that the
elimination was achieved by the mas
sing of a practically solid democratic
vote with a sprinkling of republicans.
The treaty with England was first
taken up, and the first vote tame
promptly at 4:30 o'clock on an amend
ment proposed by the foreign relations
committee to eliminate clause three of
article three the provision around
which the fight has centered, and on
this the motion was carried 42 to 40,
Clause three would have submitted
to a joint high commission the u.ies-
tlon as to whether or not a difference
was subject to arbitration and its de
clslon was made final. It was con
tended that the clause would take
from the senate Its prerogative hi part
of the treaty-making power, and along
that line the battle was waged from
first to last.
The committee had at first recom
mended the elimination of the provis
ion and then, practically nullified that
action by bringing In an amendment
to the resolution of ratification reserv
ing all the rights of the senate. The
miirlnal recommendation remained on
the calendar, however, and when the
vntins was reached proved too strong
to be pushed nut of the way sven by
the late reaction of the committee.
Generally speaking the democrats
voted for the amendment ami the
republicans against it, but there were
executions. The resullt was received
with many quiet manifestations of
satisfaction and the opponents of the
general purport of the agreements
then went t wifvk (with renewed
energy to procure further modifica
tions. Senator Culberson presented an
amendment eliminating from the
terms of the treaty all questions of
Junior or Independence as well as an
questions affecting the vital Interests
of this country or of third parties, but
It was defeated 45 to 87. An amend
ment by Senator Bacon providing for
a wider elimination was at nrst lost
on a tie vote of 41 to 41, but when
later the provision was presented In
connection with the resolution of
ratification It was adopted 48 to JO.
After the first action on the Bacon
provision Senator Chamberlain of
Washington presented an amendment
to the first clause of the first article
of the fieaty providing that they
should not apply to questions of af
fecting the admission -of aliens Into
the 1'i'Hed P'-ites or the admission of
! - i s 1 ' -')
Washington, March 8. An investi
gation- of the American Woolen com-
iny. Its organization, capitalization,
ibor conditions and status as a cor
poration. It was reported last night
would be recommended to congress by
the iiouse committee on rules as a re
sult of the preliminary Inquiry which
losed yesterday into the strike of
mill workers at Ijiwrence, Mass.
That a broad Investigation would
be recommended, was indicated after
the testimony closed and it was re
ported that a resolution of the rules
ommlttee's own making would be re
norted to the house within a few
An investigation of the American
Woolen company was considered by
democrats of the house long before
he Lawrence outbreak.
The rules committee has been pro
ceedlng under two resolutions of In
vestlgation. The first was introduced
iv Representative Wilson, of Penn
sylvania, and called for an Investiga
tion of strike conditions and the al
New Yolk. March 8.' The sneclal
cued brutalities which attended tne I , ommittee aminiiited by the coal ouer
attempt to remove children from the utora t drsift the renly declining all
city; the other by Representative-Ber- demands of the union miners will not
ger. the socialist member from vvis-0ffer a compromise, according to cur-
consin, directed a special Inquiry into rcnt reports. The committee will In
strike conditions. I sist upon a wage contract similar In
The hearing closed after represen- eVer.v respect to that adopted three
tat ves of the American woolen com- years ao. The terms of the agree
pany had been heard. Before their I mont propoBed by the operators fol
testimony was taken the itev. ,iara w:
Carter, a city missionary in Iwrcnec, "That this contract shall be In forct
whose salary Is paid by the mill own- ihre years and continue in force un
ers, was examined as to tne conumons tn March 31. 1915
In the city, as were several of the citi-1 -That the rates which Bhall be paid
y.ens' committee. I for new work shall not be less than
Are sou In sympathy with child ,h -.... nHij un(i,.r the strike com
labor?" Representative vvuson nsaeu. ,Hsion's award for old work of
Do v'ou, believe eUlldron should tuK
i I... I..'..AU ..f men f"
''.f -Sl I S "fa a j Ti mr rw- f If . I I I . ' t '
VCE PRESIDENT . ; $ :
AND READING I T , . - J V ' N
'-JoTo't'i AiWt "BufAfc
Norwegian Arrived at Antarc- '
tic Point December 14, Last,
He Cables Kristiania
Roosevelt Men Meet to Perfect
Carolina Organization for
Former President. -
Daily News Building.
Greensboro, March 8.
Supporters of Col. Roosevelt from
various sections of the state met here
today in the chamber of commerce
rooms with a view to perfecting a state
wide Roosevelt organization. Messrs.
Pearson, Lyman, Lusk and Barrett
from Ashevllle are here
HE DENIES KNOWING
ANYTHING OF SCOTT
British Explorer Not Heard
From Discoverer Made
Many Venturesome Trips
North and South.
Hobart, Tasmania, March 8. Capt.
Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian ex-
Wlth Roosevelt sentiment through-1 plorer denies having telegraphed any-
out the state growing daily and the I thing regarding Captain Robert Scott
circumstance that the state committee I or the British expedition. Amundsen
failed to endorse Taft for renomina-lis the only member of the Antarctic
Hon. friends of the colonel are now I expedition landed from the Fram and
onlldent he will get the whole delega-1 nobody is allowed to go aboard the
Hon of 24 votes. The meeting being I vessel. The explorer says he is pleas
held today Is a representative one. led with the result of hiB expedition
oth in respect to character and num
ber. The conference is of a semi-ex
ecutive character and those assembled
got down to the business of organiz
ation about noon.
The work the children do In the
mills is perfectly proper for children
to do," he replied.
lxis S. Cox, postmaster of Iaw-
reiice. made a statement declaring
slntlla kind or character
Thai the urrangemcnt and dec!
slons of the conciliation board per
nilttiug the collection of dues on com
pany property and the posting of no
(lees thereon shall continue during the
life of this agreement.
That an employo discharged for
TUFT MEN HARD PRESSED
IN THE KEYSTONE STITE
E. D. THOMAS
W. H. TKUESDAUl
Advices to Dixon Indicate
President May Not Get Dele
Four Killed, Three Hurt;
descriptions of Incidents nt Lawrence i cing a member of a union shall have
were misleading. la right to appeal his case to the con
We feel that we have been going ..iii.iiion i,nrd for final adiustment.
through warfare which no one wno -That any dispute under the terms
has not been there can appreciate, i r tnis H(j,epment must first lie taken
he said. "There nave ueen aiiai k ,. , mino foreman and super
upon the hollies or people wim " nieiident by the employe or cominlt-
onnected with the mills or rciusea ioi ,(e (f t.ni,(,v,. directly interested he-
strike. Their doors have been nronen r,M.e ,t ,. ))p tken ,,,, wtn the con
down, windows broken, missiles have e(1t, hoard' for final adjustment.
been thrown Into the rooms while per- "That the employers shall Issue pay
sons lay sleeping." rlHtemenls designating the name of
He gave a compilation or savings i() company, the name of employe,
bank statistics in 1-awrence, showing (np r(,,.ry where employed, the half
the total savings to be I21.OOM00 1 th (m', Hmount of wages and the
which on a basis of 0000 population ,.HHH f work performed."
gave an average per cappn wi-mmi These practically are the terms tne
in Georgia Central Wreck
Railroad Employes Seriously Injured and Many Passengers
Bady Shaken up All the Dead Are Negroes Over
looking of Orders the Cause.
Notwithstanding the predictions of
a tors Penrose and Oliver that the
nsylvaiila delegation to the re-
iiublican national convention will be
iractically unanimous for the renom
inutlon of President Taft, advices al
ready received at the Roosevelt head-
niarters here indicate that the Taft
icople will bo lucky If they have a
maturity of the delegates lrom the
Although there will be no direct
.1 .... 1 (.. A..ll .... Ihn
Social Circle, (hi.. March . 8. Koiir shaken. up, but none were injured. "' i- "
..in. . i ...... i i c....i,,i 'ii-.. in u r.r. in es trout Atlanta, hoojcli m .ic...i.i.., j... ,
wi'ie nincil nun uuir nijtiidi, (i. t ...... ....v .
.....i.- .. I.,,.. ,.uu..uit tmln N'.. i i.f I lie neirroes killed were unioeiiiuieo. I
ii, f!..,.ii.i,. i'..nir:il riillroud li'iivimr The inliucd are 11. V. Nelson, mall
Atlanta, at midnight, collided with a clerk of Atlanta; Kngineer
but otherwise maintains absolute si
lence on the subject.
Amundsen Intends to stay here a
few days and then go to Australia,
afterward departing for Europe by
the circuitous route of Buenos Ayres.
Confirmation of Amundsen's attain
ment of the South pole on December
14. 1911, by the explorer himself set
at rest conflicting reports current on
the subject yesterday. Nothing has
been heard from Captain Scott
Amundsen for many years has been
one of the most daring arctic and ant
arctic explorers. He started polar re
search at the age of 35. .
Kristiania, Norway, March ,8. Two
local newspapers today received a dis,
pUtch from Captain Roald Amundsen
announcing thai he had reached ths
South pole on December 14, 1911. The
messages were sent from Hobart, Tas
mania, where Amundsen arrived yes
terday. They read: "Pole reached.
14th-17th December." This is taken
In mean that the explorer remained
JJli-ti-iUlJJHvylwtytf the pole,.,.
faking observations or nis position.
Rejoicing over Amundsen's success ?
in reaching the south pole Is wide
spread. In the strothlng. President
Konow, amid loud cheers, said, we
are filled with Joy by the news that
Captain Amundsen and his comrades
have reached the south pole and
laiited the Norwegian flag there.
Congratulatory telegrams from
King Haakon and the Geographic, so
ciety were forwarded to captain
Amundsen at Hobart.
Amundsen to Submit Data,
Iondon, March 8. Capt. Amundsen ,
of 24. The statement showed that )K.rH(nrB will submit to the mine
the conference next
The operators declare
he'forelgn population is wen u .
scnted In the deposits of nil the hanss. w0(ine8,Ia.y.
Renresentatlves of the American
Woolen company at mwrence sun
mittcd the pay sheets of employes who
hHd testllled " before the committee.
In nearly every case the wages com
pared approximately with tncamouni
related the employes.
KYank Sherman, cashier pf the
Wood mill, irave a graphic description
of the attack by the strikers on the
mill when the strike was called.
"With unaodlv yells," he said, "they
broke down the doors, turned loose In
the mill, cut off the power and drove
the emnloves out. They pulled re
volvers and knives. Girls fainted all
over the mill. One of our girls was
cut with a knife. One of our men
who tried to turn on the power was
confronted with a striker who pulled
a revolver ana said "lurn on i'""
power and you're a dead man.
The police came ana were so oui
numbered that we had to let the men
run out of temper to avoid fatalities.
Finally the mob moved on leaving the
mill deserted and damaged
Austin P. Wade, cashier of the Aver
mill, told the committee that the aver
age weekly wage for men, women and
children In the mill the last week ue
fore the strike was more than 9.
Edward H. Cross, of Boston, manu
fiif'turlns secretary of the American
Woolen company, said the advance in
wages given by the company In the
last ten years was L'O per cent.
THE PRESIDENT BEGINS
there will be no concessions, and as
the miners' representatives, backed by
the demands of their unions, repeated
ly have said that the contract of 1909
never would be agreed to again, a dis
pute leading to one or tne greatest
conl strikes In the history of the,
country Is looked for..
.1.... 11... nAni, a
mm in - v. h,h.
aroused and will express their views """"" .. ' "Z ... T.
w. u. y "" v. .. " I, ,,,, a.,,hn,,t dlav. according to de
" - . . I,. in, i li a irmiiuivn t n mi nrm. t .
fiTlciir tniin thri'f miles from here itt HaiiKhiuti of AiiKUHta, prmmmy taiai- .... Hinitrhen from Hobart received by a
" .... i . . 1- .. H A I KOIIU I 111 II XII II 1M 1 Ctt'lV IIIM lllu I
ly; vv. 1'.. oarey. man ciera . ! nf apeclal cxirrespondent at Wellington.
lanla; Fred Mailey, haggagomasior. oir -.
,. Pool, mall clerk, oi ren..w.... i"-" - -..- - mPBHE raotain Scott In the
... . m i r. .(.. nriiuiniinr in itMiur ti iiitrac . ...
UiaiK oi inomp- . -":." .....a u..,. of Whales. January
. .. . , AAvmit.AH t I Amundsen camned with nine men in
ih I nm inu ntruuiu om ...... Hn
of contest every inch of the way for Co.- longKude 1.4 west e
N'ot univ will tne i io '"' . .-.
15 o'clock this morning. . The dead
were negroes. Their bodies were
buried In the wreckage. Dinned be- Harlem, Oil.; S
neath the negro coach which was Atlanta; lin-l W. S.
i. il.n hmririiiri. ear. Two son. (la.. Passenger.
i-'... ,;..,. ' ii,.u...,. ...a i.v ii... r The road's oflicials say the wreck
HllU.lll'l.lvn, ii, "i..i . ..... .... .... ,11
..f .(... puk'i were ileniolisbed. Tile resulted from the overlooking
first class passenger coach and the standing orders for freight trains to
Pullmans remained on the trick, take the siding at Rutledge station to
Some sleeping pa;seiwers were badly give the passenger the right of way
Wife Shot Him in Dream
Declares Eugene H. Grace
. i ti
. J'. ....'.. f,.- national ments. Amundsen plans to sail from
vn e , ,., . , Hobart within a week for Buenos
uelegaies. out i.ic, ..i " r..... Unr , Rall u-rnn.
men for delegates to the state con- ... " .h. -VrT...
i ...u-. ir ann v in iiih i t ibv niiu viuio-v
LOOT WDRTH MILLIONS
Merchants Lose Heavily
Through Thieves in New
York Warehouse District.
New York. March 8. Ten organized
bands of criminals are roiming siik
Importers and dry goods wholesalers
of a n"nr''f "f a nilHlfin dollars'
worth of merchandise every month
In the warehouse districts of this city.
according to officials of the ieum
Owners association. Several arrests
have been made, but there has been
no decrease In the number of robber
ies. The thieves are Bald to ba'e lime
trouble In disposing of the loot, and
It Is hard to Identify it after its re
moval from the original packages.
Atlanta, Mulch 8. That his wife
shot him unintentionally while dream
ing Is the theory advanced, by Ku
gene It. Grace, who is critically
wounded by a bullet while his wile is
In .Jail In connection with the myste
rious case. Mrs. Grace was re-arrect-ed
That members of Grace's family
have practically deserted the bride
was evidenced when the family retain
ed Reuben R. Arnold and lamaf Hill
to look after their Interests.
Th attitude of the family has
icen mlsrepreseiiieu nereiu"i-.
stated Mr. Hill. "Members ot .Mr.
(lpme's famllv are not of the llrm
onlnlon. that Mrs. Grace Is innocent
1'hey simply desire to see justice
VICTIMS OF WABASH
WRECK MAY RECOVER
Great Crowd Hears Him Speak
at Alliance, 0. Confers x
Witt Leaders. .
Alliance. O.. March . President
Taft today started his three duys'
campaign through Ohio .ana Illinois
with a talk about Ohio's political con
dltions with Tart leaders. Arrange
meiits were made to have the presi
dent's train stop at a doy.cn stations
ihrouuh Ohio during the day. He
probably will make many speeches.
Taft made his first, rear platform
speech here today to a crowd of 12,-
Twenty Injured Mlicn TliHln Hons
Down Kiiilmiiknieiit Near west
Danville. 111., March 8. A score of
persons Injured In the Wabash rail
road wreck near West Lebanon yes
twday vwlll recover. Three were
rrtished to death when the train rolled
down a 30-foot embankment. The
train struck a broken rail.
Athlete Dies In Sneezing Fit.
Camden, N. J., March 8. Andrew
Herba an athlete and for many years
life guard at Atlantic City sneesed to
death at his home today. He wa
seined with a violent attack of sneex
Ing and It continued until he expired
Mioplu.. We-iUKSihed-prosperity. I fnom a nu'tui ' ij blood vctfjel.
it also was denied that Mrs. Grace
lias been staying with her mother-in
law since Tuesday night and friends of
the family state that the two women
have not met since Mrs. Grace was
placed in the care of the police ma
tron Tuesday night.
After being rearrested Mrs. Grace
Letters came to Kooseveit neau- "-""" "" -"l" " 1Bt
marten here yesterday from Fnila- presses tne yi""""
, ef.hla. Chester. Scranton. Johnstown, have changed tils plans ana prove.-.
Pittsburg and Erie, saying that the col- with new exploring and iienuno wont
onel's friends are ont asleep, ana inatimus mhii
thev will tight to the last ditcn tot m 'leranoi
rjmer present. , . The , Fram. A
race Amemlnipnt ireaMi. eu ior ma mi H- . -
Two North Curo na conKressmen i maii yt-n.o ... .
made speeches In the nouse toa r r... .o ... - - f
v. otrficiiitiirHi Himronriaiion i pxueuniuii. ow vw. -
llJ "PI" " v v. . - - - I
INT RATES REDUCED
. ... . j i.i ,. i 7nn thoiisana mues in mi
l.lll was uiuier . -- . mn.hod
Reiire8entative Page denounced tne I ocean. "
Ke,.re8 . fnr,hiio frnren wild In Ice. Amundsen
practice oi t i " "h-'"--' - : "" hla trill
which sen to the people by con: toward the close of 1910 with a small
which are ?niio tne i . v Norwegians, all experienced
reiterated her protestations of inno- nd tntrodueed an amendment to the I in Arctic work. He took a large pscg
. i.. .i ....! I . . i - r.i i. i .. a ..a VI mnit were nro-
i . ' ii 1 . ' ' " vl 1 ' v - i tun to striae win an. . t-. - i ; , , ,
was to be near her husband until he ferred t0 tnl8 particular .approprla- t ided with skis ior im.tn. nii
onH to lenrn the Itieniity oil., m.. .,.n,lmanl wuu rleteHted. lice. Amunasen iu """"
his assailant. Grace's condition has Mr 8mall addressed the house andland winter quarters 80 miles nearer
j .u a.irrnrlution lie maae. I tne soutn POie llian "in ""
Nothing was heard from the expedi-
n -r -rnir l TTIT? TITPT Tl 111. in for many months until tne ar-
JSA-ffiiijiiivrmin. - . . i.ram wa8 Teportcd two
ON VAGRANCY CHARGE da8 ,1Ko at Hobart. Tasmania.
I The London noyai ueograimn
Ml ma.... v -y ----- - ,
Wayne Hclvin, once a millionaire, was claim mat n -r"'" '"
. .... .. ..u a i.h ,-Truncv Lml has taken it for granted that he
arrestee lounj niinu --, the
i...ltl I... l.een a ConSlllCUOllS HgUre was 1110 lirsi cl.iu.c. -
here for many years. He inncriteu goai.
tfliflO.OlMI from his father ana came
taken a turn for tne netter. ji na uui that the appropriation ne mau. i wie wum e-io
been determined whether tne pistoi
bullet severed the siilnal cord, hut at
tending physicians were more hope
ful of his recovery.
Freight Charges From This
State to Virginia Gateways
REPORT IS CALLED FALSE
BY MEXICAN MINISTER
Calcro Denies that He Threat
ened to Hold Americans as
Washington. March 8. Nineteen
lumber companies In North Carolina,
Virginia and' Pennsylvania today filed
with the Interslate "commerce com
mission a complaint against the At
lantic Coast Line and other railroads
that the rate of 101 cents per 100
pounds on lumber from various North
Carolina points to the Virginia gate
ways should be reduced to nine
hnlA from Richmond, Va., In 188
He was reduced to poverty tnrougn
stock market operations.
Savannah Hub Won't Stage Kaco.
Threatened Lynching Averted.
.Tm-liKonvlllo. March 8.. -Quiet pre
vailed here today after 3 o'clock this
morning, when the last of the mob
which threatened to lynch a negro.
i-Hnnah March 8. The Savannah Eugene Baxter, charged with murder-
i.i tAt ci iniHin n n i nnrM(i r u i
Automobile club today announcea inat-ing oimou D.....r
It would not take the Initiative In
automobile races over me
Savannah course this fall.
ther demonstrations are unexpected as
the courts have promised a speedy
live Killed In Canadian Wreck.
Ottawa, March 8. Five were killed
and several Injured In a Canadian Fa
c If io wreck near Hull today.
Washington, March 8. Emphatic
dnlal has been made to Ambassador
Wilson at Mexico City by Manuel
Calcro. the Mexican minister for for
eign affairs, of an' Interview accredited
to him declaring that Americans ana
other foreigners would be held as
hostage, should a foreign force invade
Further disaffection among former
Madeiu followers is reported. Out
breaks continue In the states of Jalis
co, Zachatreas, Ouxsca, Vera Crus,
Pueblo, Tlaxacala. ' '
Major General Wood denied that
two more regiments had been ordered
to the border.
MY CH0ICI TOR PRESIDENT
If I coald Belert the Man I WoaM Ntwna
iitik rv" y
Address. i. .-
.i-i. ,i..L ..t mall It to The GasetteNews. er band It In at
this office. If r o ctre wriw our nunH on H,e b"llot, ,m
t. ia aH . wTiuw Iwwklr nmvlrlfMl at tliA office?.
Results will be published from Hme to time and In no i Bse'vlll the
name ot the vote be gteo oat a ilces rcquewci