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A RIVAL SAYS
Captain Amundsen, Nor
wegian Explorer, Gives
Credit to Englishman.
FORMER IS RETURNING
News of Victory Is Announced
on His Arrival at Welling
ton, New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand, March 7.
Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer,
states Captain Scott, the BritiFh ex
plorer, has reached the south pole.
London, March 7. The first mes9B?e
with a definite- statement from Around
pn that Scott has reached the south
pole was received from Wellington,
New Zealand, by the Daily Express.
FIVE IN THE HACK.
The New Zealand cable announcing
Scott had found the south pole ciines
as a startling climax to a race in
which fire explorers of Afferent ra
tionalities were making to reach this
last extremity of an und'.ii -overed por
tion of the globe. Scott Ftarted flora
Tort Chalmers. New Z?JiHnd. Nov. 20,
1910. lo sailed due south into Ross
Ufa, a great Btretch of wa'cr re&chtng
to the south pole. His chief competi
tor was Captain Auin-.lsen. a Norwe
gian, who chose a route by way of
DASH BKGIN IN NOYEMIIKR.
Amundsen left Buenos Ay res on the
steamer Fram toward tite c'r.sc
1310. He steered for the Uoss tta,
the same sheet of water which Scott
gained by way of the New Zealand
route. Scott planned to follow the
same land trail that Shackleton had
taken at the furthermost point of the
Hons sea, near the volcanic Mount
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina,
TTnsettled with light snow tonight
or Friday, colder tonight with the
lowest temperature about 20 to 25
Temperature at 7 a. m. 21. Highest
yesterday 30, lowest last night 20.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 64,
at 7 a. m. 93.
J. M. SHERIER.' Local ForecfWr.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 3 M, rises 623; moon rises
11:07 p. m.
TRIES THREE TIMES
TO DIE; GIVES IT UP
Horse Cave, Ky., March 7. After
three unsuccessful attempts to com
mit suicide by shooting himself
through the head, Richard Jones, a
20-year-old negro boy, gave it up In dis
gust, tied up his head and returned to
work. He said he "wanted to know
what It would feel like in another
world." In this speculative mood he
placed the muzzle of a small caliber
revolver to his forehead and pulled the
trigger. The ball tore a furrow through
the scalp and glanced off the skull.
He shot himself on the side of the
head with like result, and then placed
the muzzle acalnst his cheekbone. The
ball passed through both cheeks. He
quit In disgust.
Missionary Tells of Al
leged Threats Against
WOULD BURN HOMES
LONDON TO PARIS
WITHOUT A STOP
Henri Salvey, Frenchman, De-
cides Not to Take Chances
on Train Delays.
THREE HOURS FOR TRIP
Travels at an Average Height
6,000 Feet Transact a Bust,
ness and Returns.
Children Sent From the City, He
Declares, for Purpose of
"Washington, March 7. Rev. Clark
Carter, city missionary of Lawrence,
told the rules committee today the
general impression was that in send
ing children from Lawrence was to
excite sympathy. The missionary
Paris, March 7. Henri Salvey,
French .airman, . arrived at Issy-les-
Moullneaux, a suburb of Paris, in a
monoplane at 11 o'clock this morn
ing, having traveled from London
without a stop. He covered the dis
tance of 222 mileB in two hours and
57 minutes. This afternoon, after
completing his business Salvey left
again for London In his monoplane.
Salvey declared that, having ur
gent business to transact in Paris,
and seeing that London to Paris
train and steamboat service was at
fected by the coal strike, he decided
Rush for Supplies of An'
thracite in Eastern ,
ADVANCE OF 25 CENTS
Prospect, However, That Oper
ators and Miners Will Ad
CLARK HAILED AS
Is Eulogized by Congressman
Eainey on His 62d Birth
FARMER TO PRESIDENCY
Sentiments Are Cbeered by Members
and Joe Cannon Extends the
New Tork. March 7. Fear of a
strike of 180,000 anthracite coal min
ers April 1 has caused a general rush
on the part of consumers for coal.
The demand became widespread today,
and as a result dealers increased the
GRACE ACCUSES WIFE
OF A MURDER ATTEMPT
Atlanta, Ga., March 7. "God
knows I am innocent," exclaimed
Mrs. Daisy Ulrich-Opie Grace yester
day afternoon after her release on
$7,500 bail pending a hearing next
Wednesday on the charge of assault
with attempt to murder her young
husband. Eugene H. Grace, a build
ing contractor who was mysteriously
shot at their home yesterday.
Physicians state that Grace has
0j slight chances for recovery. The bul
let iienetratea tne leu siae, going
through the lung and lodging near
the spinal cord. Pneumonia already
has set in.
Mrs. Grace was' located at New
nan, Ga., at the home of her mother-
in-law, who accompanied her back
Erebus, where Scott landed. He made!" 7 a Va .7 .
' ' , . r . Giace wna AOsted and 4aka-et oe
his first wliiUjr.iiartes.-m thfT ( , . tn v .i
OH, TO BE A PRESIDENT!
of the mountain and there remained
until November. 191 L It was then
that his dash began.
.; ruiKi a a in.
His plan was to cover the remaining
distance by the end of December, and
tho nimmudiately about face and make
the dash back aguin. Beside his
equipment of food he bad placed re
liance on a score of pontes, with 29
dogs, and one motor sledge. Amund
sen had no ponies und no motor
fledge, as his experier.ee led him to
place all reilatice on Siberian dogs.
MORE IMMiKH AT NORTH.
From a geographical und scientific
standpoint the discovery of the south
pole, while a momentous event, has
not the same features of Importance
and danger as relate to the north pole.
Quest for the north pole has been
through f reat fields of open water and
floating Ice, whereas the south pole
Is situated on land.
FEW PKRIMI IN 0.1ET.
Scores of navigators perished in the
quest of the north pole, but relatively
few trying to reach the soui pole.
which her husband had been remov-.
ed. Seeing her, he said:
"Daisy, you are the one who shot'
"Why, how can you?" she protest-,
ed, "you are trying to make me out!
a murderer and they will take me to!
"Yon are the one who tried to kill
me." Grace repeated.
"If you persist In that I will take
the power of attorney which you ex
ercise away from, you," said Mrs.
Grace, who was formerly the wife of
a wealthy Philadelphia pulp manu
facturer. Grace then relented.
"I don't know who did it." he said.
Here is the story told hy Mrs.
"I left the house at 12:15 o'clock
to go to Newnan, where I was to
stay, while Mr. Grace was in Phila
delphia for which place he planned
to leave on an afternoon train. When
I left him my husband was about
ready to get up. I knew that he was
not feeling well, but did not think
he was very sick. He said he would
The problem of reaching the south pole nieet'nie at tne 6tatlon but when ne
was In passing rapidly over the snow-
covered foothills, the mountain range
and the terrifying glaciers.
London, March 7. It is stated on
Kood authority, according to a dla
patch received here this evening from
Chrlstanla, Norway, that Amundsen,
the Norwegian explorer, and leading
rival of Bcott, did not reach the south
Copenhagen. March 7. The Social
Demokraten publishes a dispatch from
Christlanla saying a private individual
In that city received a telegram from
the Kram expedition stating Amund
sen reached the south pole.
London, March 7. Nothing has leak
ed out here yet as to whether Captain
Amundsen, the Norwegian Arctic ex
plorer, who had reached Hobart. Tas
mania, was successful or otherwise In
Ms attempt to attain the south pole.
Captain Amundsen's return to civilisa
tion two weeks before he was expect
ed caused some surprise.
SCIENTISTS SPECLLAT .i.
It is pointed out by officials of the
Royal Geographical society that
Amundsen Intended to make a dash
pure and simple to the south pole and
that he had no Intention of carrying
out any large program of scientific
work. While no opinion can be form
ed whether his early return means suc
cess or failure, it is considered likely
be may have persevered la sledge
work throughout the wlnt t.
If favored by good weather and Ice
conditions he may have achieved re
sults at any rate striking enough to
Justify bint In making the Journey back
earlier than he bad originally intended.
failed to do so I went on to Newnan,
thinking he had been detained on
business. The next thing I heard
was when I reached the home of his
mother. They said there that Gene
had been shot. My arrest and the
accusation of my husband is all a
Grace told the police when they
first reached him that he first discpv
ered he was shot at 6 o'clock in the
morning when he awoke with a burn
ing sensation in his sij?. "I told my
wife," he said, "and asked to get a
doctor. She left the room and came
back later, saying she was unable to
nach one over the telephone."
Grace says he then became uncon
scious and when he next awoke he
worked his w-ay to the telephone and
railed the police.
As furnishing a possible motive.
the police are said to have discover
ed today that Grace recently had his
life Insured for $23,000, naming his
wife as the beneficiary.
SENATE IS TO
Upper Branch of Congress
Scheduled to Vote This
Washington, March 7. Speaker
Champ Clark today celebrated his
62d birthday. Representative Ralney
of Illinois delivered an eulogy of
Clark, likening him to Lincoln, whose
career from the farm to the presi
dency, he declared, was being dupli
cated by Clark.
Rainey's remarks were cheered
and applauded, many members!
pounding their desks. Former Speak
er Cannon also congratulated the
speaker and commended the demo
crats for their evident intention to
nominate Clark for president.
Kansas City, March 7. A presi
dential primary Is being held today
in the Fifth Missouri district, which
comprises Kansas City and Jackson
county. The names of four candi
dates, Cummins, Roosevelt, La Fol
lette and Taft, are on the ballot.
NEW YORK FOR TAFT.
Washington, March 7. Former
Republican State Chairman Wood
ruff of New York, who was a guest
at the White house, predicted today
Taft would get more than eighty of
the ninety delegates from New York
state to the Chicago convention.
Madison, Wis., March 7. A let
ter from Congressman Lennoot of
Wisconsin says he withdrew as can
didate for delegate-at-large on the
La Follette slate because he did not
want to appear as endorsing any at
tack on Roosevelt. Lenroot said he
still desired to remain in the La Fol
PASSES PRIMARY BILL.
Lansing, Mich., March 7. The
house this afternoon passed a presl
dentional preferential primary bill to
be lven immediate effect. The bill
provides for' 1 primary the first Mon
day in April, binding national conven
tion delegates to support, tho presi
dential nomine securing tha majority
at the primary." " -1 ' " "
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 7. Re
turns from 115 counties in the state
where republican county conventions
were held yesterday showed 293 dele
gates Instructed for Roosevelt and 70
ALABAMA FOR TAFT.
Birmingham, Ala., March 7. Taft
was endorsed and delegates to the na
tional convention Instructed to vote
for him by the state convention of the
Alabama republican organization here
Opponents 'Resist Delegating
Absolue Power to Proposed
Washington, March 7. The senate
will vote at 4:30 this afternoon on the
arbitration treaties with Great Britain
and France. Both advocates and op
ponents of the treaties in unamended
form figured on a close vote on the
crucial provision contained In clause
8. article 3. Opponents of the treaties
claim this clause not only delegates
the senate's treaty-making power to a
proposed joint high commission In
quiry, but binds the senate to accept
the commission's determinations.
STAND BY REVISION BILL.
Democratic members of the senate
committee on finance decided today to
stand by the ateemariff revision bill
substantially as passed by the house.
In the senate the democratic first will
go on record for the house measure
and then seek common ground with
the progressive republicans.
aJso described the condition of ter
ror prevailing among the foreigners
caused by the strikers. People were
aroused from their beds at night by
strike agents, who would shout: "No
work! Don't go to work! Will kill
you." There also were threats that
the homes of foreigners would be
MORE CHILDREN' LEAVE.
Lawrence, Mass., March 7. The
police made no attempt today to pre
vent the departure for Philadelphia
of a delegation of 40 children. Ob
servers at the mill gates reported
this forenoon there was no noticeable
increase in the number of returning
Serious Fir in Rochester.
Rochester, N. Y.. March 7. The en
tire city fire department is ftehtlng a
serious fire in the retail district. An
automobile salesroom and paint con- The police cay Mrs. Chapman is in
tern are burning. sane.
WOMAN KILLS NEIGHBOR;
RUINED HER LIFE, SAYS
Lynn, Yass., March 7. Mrs. Jessie
Chapman, aged iS, shot and killed Mrs.
Flora Ingalls. aged 56, on the street
last night. The women were neigh
bors and formerly friends, living with
in a few doors of each other. Mrs. In-
galls was walking toward home when
Mrs. Chapman approached her and in
quired: "Are you Mrs. Ingalls?" With
out waiting for a reply she pulled a
revolver from her handbag and fired
six shots. Persons who heard the
shots ran up and seized Mrs. Chap
man. She vti taken to the police sta
tion, and. when asked why she had
committed the crime, replied: "She
ruined my life." Inspectors learned
that the women had a falling out over
some triflng matter several weeks ago.
BURN; LOSS $150,000
Chicago, March 7. An eight story
building at 557-59 West Washington
street and a five story build'ng ad
joining, occupied by manufacturing
concerns, were burned th!3 rnorring.
The loss is $lo0,000. Two icrsons
were seriously injured.
to make the voyage through the air.
During the trip from London Salvey
traveled at an average height of
DEATHS IN A DAY
RUSSIA TO DRIVE OUT
Riga, Russia, March 7. Local and
St. Petersburg capitalists are estab
lishing here a big works for the con
struction of agricultural machinery
in order to oust imported American
agricultural implements and to profit
by suggested government bounties.
Hamilton, Bermuda, March 7.
Lieutenant General Sir Frederick
Walter Kitchener, governor and commander-in-chief
of Bermuda, is dead.
He was a brother of the famous field
marshal. Viscount Kitchener.
Brooklyn, N. Y., March 7. Mary D.
Jones, for whom a special act of con
gress was passed granting her a pen
sion , for heroic service performed as
a nurse during the civil war, is dead
here, aged 103.
Janesville, Wis., March 7. Mrs.
Almira Ilendrickson, &8, Evansville,
Wis., granddaughter of Robert Mor
ns, signer of the declaration of In
dependence, is dead.
Galena, 111., March 7. CoL W. H.
Glasgow, once a member of Governor
Tanner's staff, a prominent attorney
and Mayor of the town of Warren, is
price from $1 to $1.25 a ton. A joint
conference with operators and the
miners next Tuesday is expected to
lead to a compromise and prevent a
Berlin, March 7. A general strike
in the Westphalian coal districts March
11 Is now regarded as practically cer
tain.. The government announces that
the fullest protection will be accorded
non-strikers and any disorders will be
suppressed with an iron hand.
ENGLAND STRIKE BREAKING.
London, March 7. The first sign of
any break in the coal strike comes
from North Wales, where the miners
of some of the smaller companies have
reopened negotiations. While pros
pects of a settlement of the coal dis
pute appear brighter today, conditions
In the Industries becoming worse.
The number of discharged workmen is
St Paul. March 7. James J. Hill of
fered to build the city a free reference
library at Market, Third and Fourth
streets. He would pay about $100,000
for the ground and expend about $250,
000 for the building. His offer was un-conditionaL
Life Term for Mru Gentry.
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 7.
Mrs. Bessie Gentry today was con
victed of the murder of her husband
Jan. 6. She was sentenced to life
Rice and Schefteis Plead.
New York, March 7. George Gra
ham Rice and B. H. Schefteis. on trial
the past five months for misuse of the
mails, today plead guilty. Rice was
sentenced to one year and Schefteis
was released on a suspended sentence.
The plea of guilty was a compromise.
PASTOR, AFTER A TRIAL,
SUING HIS ACCUSERS
Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 7. Rev.
S. Lyles, pastor of the Methodist
church at Logan, Iowa, was cleared
last night of charges growing out of
differences with his former congrega
tion at Lovington, UL He was charg
ed with financial irregularities and
other improper conduct and it was de
clared he had agreed to retire from
the ministry if the charges should be
dropped. The defense urged spite-
work and summonses were served
here on three witnesses against him for
$25,000 damages in suits for libel.
These defendants are the Rev. J. S.
Bicknell, Paris, 111.; Rev. B. F.
Shipp, Lovington, 111., and Rev. A. D,
Davis, Glencoe, Okla.
1 DEAD, NUMBER HURT
Cleveland, Ohio, March 7. Five
Pullmans on the Lake Shore Twen
tieth Century limited, westbound, were
derailed at the Collingwood yards to
day. They smashed into a switch
man's shanty, killing Peter Mauer.
The only passenger seriously
Injured was C. L. Hall, Woonsock
et, R. I. An arm was amputated
Several other passengers sustained
slight hurts. It is supposed broken
wheels caused the derailment.
Kills Former Wife and Self.
Fremont, Ohio, March 7. Angry be
cause bis wife obtained a divorce
while be was in the workhouse for
mistreating ber, Henry Dorman shot
and killed her In the main street of
town and then committed suicide.
IS FEARED IN CHINA
Peking, March 7. Looting la gener
ally prevalent In the province of
Shantung. It Is also spreading
throughout northern China where, ow
ing to punishment not being meted
out to mutineers, disorder Is Increas
ing. Should attacks on foreigners be
made and allowed to go unpunished, a
wave of anti-foreign feeling might be
created which powers are not now
prepared to combat.
TWO ARE HELD AS STREET
CAR MURDER SUSPECTS
Des Moines, Iowa, March 7. Stacey
Hoeye, a former . restauranter, and
Linn .Griddon, a teamster, a held by
the police in connection with the kill
ing of Conductor Ford Monday night
Hoeye was arrested near Adel, Iowa,
last night. Griddon was arrested here
SMASH MORE GLASS
London, March 7. The suffragets re
sumed window-smashing operations
today In the neighborhood of the large
dry goods establishments in the west
end. The largest plate glass windows
In London iiave been selected for dem
olition. Six suffragets were arrested.
TRUST LAW SUBSTITUTE
Washington, March 7. Members
of the National Civic federation to
day diheusaed a. tentative drl't of a
till supplementing the Shernia-i auti
tr ist :ict, whicU was prop'tsr1 by the
federation's department on regula
t'on of corporations, and ur-vetted
by President Low.
PACKERS MOVE TO TAKE
CASE FROM THE JURY
Chicago, March 7. In he packers'
trial today Attorney Miller presented
a verbal motion asking Judge Car
penter Vi take the case from the Jury
and discharge the 10 packers. The
jury was excused during argument on
Missing Physician Is Found.
Trenton, Mo., March 7. Emaciated,
half frozen and a physical and mental
wreck. Dr. D. W. Belsbe, who disap
peared Friday night whfie on his way
to make a professional call, was found
late this afternoon in a field near Tin
dall. Mo., six miles from Trenton
When discovered the physician was In
a corn field, eating corn out of one of
SOCIALISTS HELP NAME
C0TTERILL FOR MAYOR
Seattle, Wash., March 7. That so
cialist votes figured largely In the elec- ,
tlon of George F. Cotterill as mayor
of Seattle is shown by a study of the
returns. The socialist candidate for
mayor was eliminated in the primaries
and leaders of the party exhorted their
followers to vote for no candidate for
mayor. However, the socialist strong
holds rolled up majorities for Cotterill,
who was elected by 6C5 votes over Hi
ram C. Gill, "open town" candidate.
Although the socialists elected none
of their four candidates on the ticket,
they polled a large vote, ranging from
16,882 for C. J. Jacobs, candidate for
councilman, to 24,341 for E. J.. Brown,
candidate for corporation council. The
socialist vote last year was 4.680.
Mayor-elect Cotterill is a single tax
advocate, but he did not discuss the
theory in his campaign, and will have
no opportunity as mayor to further the
progress of the single tax. The single
campaigners never had hope of the
adoption of the single tax amendment
to the city charter, which was over
The defeat of Gill, who was recalled
from office as mayor a year ago for al
leged misconduct in office, is said to
have been brought about by the femin
The women voters organized and
carried on an energetic campaign
against him. One of their number was
assigned to each city square to aid la
getting out the Cotterill vote.
The proposition authorizing the mu
nicipal telephone system was carried,
but the municipal newspaper project
Mr. Cotterill, whose strength as a
candidate lay in bis long record as an
advocate of municipal ownership, is
pledged to build the municipal street
railway, for which bonds were voted
Plans for a civic center and a "city
beautiful"' were rejected because of
the great expense involved. All of
the bond propositions were ratified, In
cluding those of construction of har
Washington Numerous large be
quests have been received toward the
establishment somewhere in the moun
tain districts of the south of a model,
industrial school, according to officers
of the Southern Industrial Educational
association here. ,