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EXPLORER SCOTT PERISHES
MEXICO CITY, FEB. 10. — DKNOVNOINt; PRESIDENT MA
RERO AS AN KNKMY OF THE RKI'UULIC, FKLIX DIAZ THIS
AFTERNOON PROCLAIMED HIMKKLP PRESIDENT.
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By United Press licased Wire.) i
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 10.—Francisco I. Madero, <
president of Mexico, is a fugitive today and General
Felix Diaz, nephew of Porfirio Diaz, undoubtedly
will be proclaimed provisionel president of the re
public before night. Madero and his family fled i
from the city early today when General Blanquet, a
federal commander at the head of 1,000 troops, flatly j
announced he would not give battle to Diaz' rebel
Members of Madero's cabinet could not be located j I
today and although reports that the ministry has \
resigned have not been confirmed, they are gener- i
ally credited. ;
Yesterday will go down in
Mexican history as "Bloody Sun
day." More than 250 dead
bodies, including men, woman
and children, litter the principal
streets of the city. The wound
ed exceeds 500. The revolt of
the army started Saturday night
•when cadets of the military school
at Tlalpan, a suburb, marched to
the prißon where General Diaz
had been confined since hs sur
render at Vera Cruz, battered
down the doors and effected his
release. Then, with Diaz at their
head, the cadets marched to the
Santiago prison and liberated
Gen. Bernardo Reyes, Mexico's
The liberation of Reyes and
Diaz set the populace aflame with
enthusiasm and the First cavalry,
the 24th cavalry and the 20th in
fantry quickly joined the ranks
of the mutineers.
Reyes in Command.
At exactly 8:30 o'clock Sunday
morning the mutineers, led toy
Gens. Reyes and Diaz, marched
to the Zocala, the famous plaza
in front of the palace. For the
first time In many months. Gen.
Reyes appeared in the full uni
form of his rank and lie was
hailed with cheers by thousands
of the common people. The sol
diers under the two generals In
cluding infantry and cavalry,
numbered 1,200 men.
From a window or the palace
President Madero watched the
demonstration and later events
proved that he Is a man of cour
age. Suddenly the south door of
the palace, known as the presi
dent's door, was flung open and
a rifle cracked. General Reyes
crumpled into a heap and dropped
from his horse. The bullet
passed through his head.
Machine guns on the roof of
the palace started spitting a
deadly hall of lead and steel in
the ranks of the mutlners, but
the latter stood their ground.
Suddenly President Madero at
the head of 1,000 loyal troops
dashed from the palace and lined
up In the streets. By his side
rode General Huerta, the man
■who did more to suppress the
Orozco revolution than any other
federal commander. Huerta In
sisted that Madero retire to the
palace and physical force was
necessary for Huerta to accom
plish the president's retirement.
Just before noon the two armies
met In the bloodiest battle Mexi
co City tins known in years. Ma
dero"B force was repulsed by ma
chine guns with, heavy loss. Then
the artillery from Taoubayo clat
tered Into the city, but riot to
give battle to the mutineers. This
broke the backbone of the stand
attempted by Madero's support
erg. A truce was called and pa
pers of surrender formally
signed. In the meantime Madero
with the members of his family
had sought refuge In the Japan
ese legation. He hoped that with
the coming of General Blanquet
that the city could be taken.
Then came Blanquet's announce
ment that he would not attach
Dla . Madero and his family
then slipped from th© city, flee-
ing presumably toward the east
This means the end of Madero
and his administration.
The situation here Js grave.
General Beltran and a force of t
:J,OOO federals are neanng the i
city. They are expected to join |
the revolt and if they do General '
Diaz 1 coiufl-ol of Mexico City will
be complete. If not the streets
of the capital are certain to run
red with blood.
Several thousand Zapatistas
are just outside the capital await
ing instructions from General
Diaz. If General Beltran joins
the mutineers the presence of I
General Zapata and his men will
BOt be needed. Otherwise they j
will assist In attempts to repulse
liie federal commander.
(Ry Tnlted Press Leased Wire.)
BELUNGHAM, Feb. 10. —Fol-
lowing the disagreement of tlie
jury in the case of the four Se
attle bankers charged with vio
lating the state banking law In
the rase of the Laconner bank
late Saturday night, no announce
ment was made today as to
whether the state will again
bring the men to trial. They are
Jacob Furth, B. W. Andrews, R.
V. Ankeny and Daniel Kelleher,
all of Seattle.
For Tacoma and vi
cinity: Fair tonight
and Tuesday, contin
Fair tonight and
| THIS IS A WORD FOR YOU, BLANCHE, AND OTHER BLANCHES, TOO |
BY ROBERT MANSFIELD.
If yon happen to know any
thing about Blanche K. Rec
ord, will you tell her that her
mother Is waiting for her at
John Record and his wife
and little girl came to the
Puget Sound country ten years
ago from their old home town
The husband and father was
a typical American working
man—a shop machinist who
made his 1 4.60 a day, and who
loved his family and home
above all else.
The news of the great op
portunities In the* far west
sifted back to the Record home
in Vincennes and the Records
They settled in a little town
The Tacoma Times
VOL. X. NO. 44.
30c A MONTH.
THIS remarkable diagram shows the course followed by Captain Scott in his dash for the South
Pole; also the route followed by Lieutenant Shackleton who, prior to Scott and Amundsen's
successful quest of the South Pole, made the Antarctic exploration record. Photographs of Cap
tain Scott and his boat used in the visit to the polar seas.
Captain Robert Scott was an officer of the British navy, the scion of a famous English naval
family. He commanded the "Discovery" expedition in the Antarctic regions, 1902-1904, planting
the British flag at 82 degrees, 17 minutes south.
Sir Ernest Shackleton, who in 1908 reached within 111 miles of the pole, was a member of
Scott's first expedition.
Scott's latest polar expedition cost over $200,000, subscribed by British people and government.
Scott sailed from London on the Terra Nova June 1, 1910, stopping at New Zealand on his way
to Ross sea in the Antarctic region.
The Terra Nova is the largest and strongest of the old Scottish whalers. It was built at Dundee
in 1884, and was 187 feet long and 32 in beam.
Since 1903 the Terra Nova has been engaged in polar trips, having been in both the Arctic and
MRS. SCOTT ON WAY BY
SHIP TO GREET HUSBAND
(By United Press L»nsed Wire.)
SAX FKANCISQO, Feb. 10.—
Mrs. Kobert F. Scott of l.onilon,
wife of Captain Scott, tlie Urit
ish explorer, who is reported to
have met (leatli at McMnrdo
sound with the other member*
of his Si hi ih .polar .expedition,
sailed from this port last Wednes
day on the Aorangi for New Zea
land to welcome her husband.
Before leaving, Mrs. Scott pre
dicted that her husband would
not reach civilization for at least
BELIEVES SCOTT IS ALIVE
(By United Press I<cased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Fob. 10. —"I con
sider It most unlikely that Cap
tain Scott is dead," said Ernest
Shackleton here today when in
formed of reports from New Zea
land that all of the Scott party
had perished at McMurdo sound.
"I was reported dead on one
near Tacoma and the father
got a job in a big shop in the
The family went along just
as other families do.
John Record was a good,
steady workman, but he didn't
save much money and when
Blanche, the daughter, grew
to be seventeen she thought
that she's rather go to work
than continue in her studies in
Then one day disaster over
came the little family.
John Record contracted
pneumonia and within a week
they laid htm away In the quiet
necropolis where he will
sleep till eternity is done.
The bulk of the support fell,
then, on the daughter
She was a winsome, sweet
faced young girl and "took'
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1913.
"Consequently," added Mrs.
Scott, "I expect to reach the an
tipodes in ample time to greet
him and hear his story of his
three-year experiences in the
South pole regions from his own
lips. I expect our meeting to take
place at one of the South New
"I am confident that while
Amundsen beat my husband's
expedition to the pole, that the
fault did not lie with Capt.
trip. So was Amundsen. In any
event, I don't think Scott could
have died in a blizzard. It m
practically impossible for one to
perish in a blizzard if he- is
equipped against it. 1 will not
believe that Scott has perished
until I hear something more defi
First she got a job in big
store behind the counter; as
her outside acquaintanceship
grew she had better opportuni
For awhile she worked as
an attendant In a doctor's of
fice, but later on took an en
gagement in a wholesale house.
In this new place the son of
the "boss" was employed as a
sort of general assistant to hla
father. He was a well-dressed,
polished young chap and knew
the things of the world.
Blanche Record did not.
So the young man, the Boss*
son, and Blanche Record be
gan to go to theaters once in
a while; the Boss's son took
her to a couple of dances and
then Blanche threw up her job.
She didn't tell her mother
—it would only worry her.
She had a lot of new pretty
clothe* and she gave her
PEOPLE PACK CHAMBER;
CITY DELAYING ACTION
COUNCIL CMAMIIKKS THKON (JKI> THIS MORNING TO AWAIT
ACTION OF COMMISSIONKKS OX MUNICIPAL STHKKT
CAH ONE—MANAGER KHAN AItKKNT— MEETING PUT
OFF TIM; AFTKRNOON— PBOPLK OIUKCT TO FItAX
CHISK UJtAMTNti—I'KKFKK MUNICIPAL 11OA1>.
With the council chamber packed with citizens oiiger on the
municipal street railway pro|K>sition for the (idciluts this morning,
M:m.imi Itejin did not show up to present un application for a
He sent a request to meet the council this afternoon and the
council set - o'clock for the sitting.
"Well, we'll he back," said a citizen who was disappointed at
not getting a chance at the tiling this morning.
The interest in the proposition was very evident from the sen
timents expressed by the |K-ople present when they were ilistippoint
e«l at not having the matter brought up.
"We want this line as a start
er for municipal ownership; It Is
a great chance for the city," said
"We want it extended over to
Dash Point/ insisted a property
owner in that section.
j There is little likelihood that
I any settlement will be reached
with the street railway company
for some time.
, | .Commissioner Mills told the
[ cftUens this morning that for one
! he .was for getting a line onto the
flats at the earliest moment and
that he would-insist that any
franchise granted the old com
pany had a common user clause
:' mother more money .every week
' than she had ever earned be
I True, the mother was wor
ried and thoughtful occasion
ally. Blanche didn't come home
qii the evening interurban
once or twice a week, but al
ways telephoned that she
would stay in town that night.
"Don't worry about me.
piamnia," she said. "I'm go-
Ing to the show tonight and
stay in town with one of the
other girls at the office."
j And bo things went on.
But one fine day, the Boss
found that his son was spend
ing altogether too much money
for a young chap. ,
He asked for a check oftener
than the old gentleman thought
should be necessary.
And when the Boss looked
into things he learned that his
boy wa» racing along the
in it and Mint the city might take
it over at any time.
This did not make a hit. The
people present seemed to warn
no franchise in it at all. They
want the line.
Mayor Seymour suggested that
it was largely a matter of
It is believed the finances, how
ever, can be raised if the peojite
want the line.
Commissioner Nick Lawson is
absolutely for the municipal line.
"It is the only way to bring
the company to time on other
matters," says Nick.
] wrong path—and as usual, tbe
Girl was blamed. •
The Boss sent his son away
a few week ago—sent him east
"on business" and the young
man wasn't a bit sorry to go.
for that matter..
And this pitiful little letter :
came to the mother from her
little girl: '^..v- «>■
"Dear Mamma: '■ ". : . ,
sS "I can't bear to tell you how
I. have ! been deceiving - you all 1
this " time.;,; Him I have Rot. to
• tell yon good-bye now, anyway,
• for I am ■*• going • to go j away
; somewhere and forget all about 1
' everything. ■ l»«.n't j. blame any
body bat me-Mt Is all my fault.
IJ am i sorry—l would ; die: If . I -■
had the /. courage, 's, Good-bye,''
dear mamma.. o BIjANCHB." ;";
Rather ian ordinary, sordid i
: story, you My. i :;: Jl v.> »•* '•*'
4 Surely so, surely so. v,-.';^jiv'
EDITORIALS tersely and plainly
written on the great throbbing
topic of the day—by men who
have a peculiar gift for penetrating
these subjects—are exclusive daily
(Ry Vnited P(«M Leaned Wire.)
LONDON, Feh. I(l.—<'apt. Hubert K. Null, Hritish explorer
and four of his il."> companions m an e\|»edltion to the Houtli
|K>le, are dead. This, so far as run be learned hy fragmentary
dispatches from New Zealand late tonight, is Uie truth sifted out
of a mass of reports rcretveil today which at tir-i were taken u>
declare that every mnn with Scott had met death in an antara
tic bli/./.ard at MrMurdo sounii.
LONDON', Feb. 10. —According to dispatches r *
ceived here today, Captain Robert P. Scott and fAk
entire exploration party of 66 men perished in a
blizzard on their return journey, after having at
tained the South Pole.
According to the advices which have been con
firmed. Captain Scott and his party reached the
South Pole on January IK, 1012, and were on them
return journey when a terrible blizzard overtook:
Before shelter could l>e thrown up, the entird
party was frozen to death.
The tragedy was learned today
when the antarctic rescue sh:p
Terra Nova returned to Oamuru,
New Zealand, and cabled the In
telligence to London.
A second Central News dis
patch said that Captain Scott and
his companions did not die until
they had a6coniplished the object
of the expedition. Records found
at McMurdo sound show Scott
reached the South pole January
IS, 1912, but on his return to his
base of supplies, the entire party
was overtaken by a fierce bliz
zard and frozen to death before
sufficient shelter could be pre
The Central News' had a con
tract for the exclusive publication
of Scott's account of his expedi
tion and the agency's reports of
the exploder's death are gener
ally credited here.
It is believed GC scientists and
6ailors lost their lives.
News liy Wireless. ;
This information, flashed by
wireless from the relief ship Ter
ra Nova today to Wellington,
Now Zealand, reached London
within an hour afterward and
created a sensation exceeding
anything the city has experienced
within a decade. -
Only a brief outline of the
polar tragedy has so far been re
ceived. The Terra Nova wire
lessed, however, that records
found with the dead bodies of the
explorer and his men told the
story of their achievements ana
of their fate. After reaching the
pole, these records declared, Scott
and his party returned to their
depot at McMurdo sound but ar
rive there In the midst of a howl
ing blizzard with the temperature
so low that human beings could
not long survive the cold.
No ilcliiils have jet l>ecn
learned of who wrote the last few
v»-or<ls of the tragic story and but
little infoi'inution liiik been
gleaned as to how the liodles were
found. Only laconic mcftKnges
from tlie Terra Nova tliat she was
returning nftcr "i\ great caliwii
: ity" and the unsatisfactory In
formation that Scott and all his
companions were dead tian yet
reached the world its n (trim fore
tnste of one of the greatest of
Messages reaching Wellington,
New Zealand, later, gave scatter
ing details of the Scott disaster
which, while not positive, make
it almost certain that G6 lives
were lost In the bitter antarctic
It has been learned, however,
But In a little town a few
miles out of Tacoma there is
a mother with a great ache in
She watches every inttrnr
ban train as it stops near her
windows every day, and every
night she keeps a light burn
ing in the front window for her
She doesn't care what has
happened; she doesn't care he
cause her child was just a
daughter of old Mother Eve
and was tempted—and fell.
She wants her back, though,
to cuddle up on her broad
breast and comfort and cher
ish—and to help her forget.
So tf you read this, Blanche,
wpn't you please, go home to
And if you happen to know
Blanche—or any girl like
Blanche —will you not tell her
to go home, too?
that the records found with tne '
dead bodies of the explorer and
his party show that Scoti reached:
the exact spot where Captain Is
l!o:il<i Amundsen planted tlia
Norwegian flag at the South pole
and that the British party tner«
made use of a hut erected by tn»
: : ;
(lly I'nited Prt'BN Leased Win
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. —D
cussing the Mexican ' Blluatli
here this afternoon, Secretary fe'
Slate Knox aaid: ,1
"While the situation apparei '■■■
ly Is grave and indicates a crli ;
has been reached, It doea not 3
appear that there Is the alight} IP
possil)lllty of America Interfer
ing. Talk of intervention at this
timo i: premature, as nothing but :
an upheaval jeopardizing Amerl- •
can lives will change the govern
ment's non-intervention policy." ;
(lly in 1.,1 Press Leased Wire.)' i
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. —Con- -
gressman Hamill of New 'Jersey, ?3
Introduced a resolution In tlia " ■
house today directing Secretary
Knox to instruct Ambassador.'
Wilson at Mexico City to notify ~J?.
the existing government of Mcxl- -
co that it will be held strictly and ■,
immediately accountable for any
injurious acts to American llvc« ''
or property." -.. r '-:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. —.
Four American warships will ba 5;
sent to Mexican ports to exercise
"moral force" for the protection ■
of American lives and property
should the Diaz revolution spread 7
throughout the republic. This #
was the decision of the state de
partment this afternoon.
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