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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
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ARBITRATION IS DEAD
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Mollne,
Generally fair tonight and Satur
day, colder tonight with the lowest
temperature tonight about 6 to 10
degrees above rero.
Temperature at 7 a. a 27. High
est yesterday 34, lowest last night 27
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 73,
at 7 a. m. 88.
J. M. SHERIER. Local ForecftsW.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun sets 5:59, rises 621; moon rises
12:18 a. m.
Vital Features of Pacts Elinv
inated and They Are Adopt
ed Taft Defeated.
Washington, March S. Summing up
the action of the senate yesterday in
stripping the proposed arbitration
treaties with France and Great Britain
of their vital features, government of
ficials agreed today that participation
by the United States in the general i
arbitration of international difficulties
was a dead Issue so far as this session
of congress is concerned, and proba
bly for many years to come. It is not
thought the president will submit the
treaties In their mangled form to
either powers for possible approval.
Washington, March 8. Arbitra
tion was knocked into a cocked bat
by the senate last evening. After
amending the conventions between
tbe United States and Great Britain
and France respectively so as to
leave practically nothing Justiciable
except the proper shade for waist
coats to be worn at court functions.
tbe congressional branch of the
treaty-making power perfunctorily'
vcted ratification, 76 to 3.
Senator Dixon, manager of the
Koosevelt presidential campaign,
took an unexpected position that af
fected the entire question at ifbiie.
By a vole of i'l to 4u the change
of one vote would have reversed the
remit the ital clause 3 of article 3
of the treaties was eliminated. This
li'ade needless the bo-called Lodge,
amendment, which in reality was
drawn by Secretary of State Knox
and favored by President Taft.
Tho Knox-Lodge aniendment was
de'PTSfiie3'ToBati8fy senators who!
were fearful of the surrender of the
power vested in the senate in case
clause 3 of article 3 was adopted. It
would have been acceptable to the
foreign governments signatory to the
two treaties, but with the clause in
question out the previous negotia
tions ate pructically nullified.
AI.IKM .NOT AKf'K(TKI).
This view of null lit atlon U the
administration view, but bad the
emasculation of the treaties stopped
right there matters might not have
been beyond remedy In the opinion
of members of the foreign relations
committee who originally made the
majority report knocking out clause j
e i ne democrats immediately got
busy, however, and, with the help of
a few republicans, notably Senator
Lorlmer of Illinois, attached amend
ments providing that arbitration
shall not Apply to questions affecting
the admission of aliens to the United
Hates, the admission of aliens to'
schools In the several states, the tor-
ly to fight, and there Is no need to
sign and seal a declaration of love
and affection for one's brother.
The Japanese must, says the news
paper, bo laughing In their sleeves at
seeing that the little portion of sugar
by which a renewal of an alliance
with Great Britain was secured has
melted away. The Westminster Ga
zette attributes the action of the Ben
ate to political exigencies.
OFFICIAL LONDON' DISAPPOINTED.
London. March' 8. In official cir-
World's Returns 99.56
Per Cent of That of a
MUCH CORN ON FARMS
Quantity Remaining in Hands of
Washington, March 8. Prelim!
nary estimates of the world's wheat
crop for 1911 give production as
?,4 4 5.3 17,000 bushels, which Is
about 99:56 per cent of the produc
THREE DEATHS IN
A WABASH WRECK
All of Score of Injured Except
Negro Cook Will Recover,
It Is Said.
TWO PASSENGERS KILLED
W omen From St. Louis and Adrian,
Mich., the Victims Fatality
on Georgia Road.
Danville. Ill, March 8. With the ex
ception of a negro cook, a score of per
sons Injured In the wreck of a Wa
bash passenger train near West La-
banon, Ind., last night, will recover.
it was said today at the hospital In
which' they are being cared for. The
bodies of Mrs. D. B. Good of St Louis
and Mrs. Fred Grant of Adrian, Mich..
are at West Lebanon. A report that
two unidentified men were dead in
the wreckage proved unfounded today.
A broken rail caused the accident.'
AWARE OF CLASH.
Augusta, Ga., March 8. Before two
trains on the Central of Georgia Rail-
FOR QUIZ ON
Bill Proposes Probe
Take in All of
President Begins Three-Day
Tour of Illinois and Ohio
$20,000 FOR EXPENSES
Government May Abandon
Building of Mississippi
Washington, March 8. An interna
tional inquiry into the high cost of liv
ing is proposed in a bill introduced in
the senate today by Crawford of South
Dakota.' The bill appropriates $20,000
LONDON STILL HAS ITS "MARTYRS"
BELIEF IN GOVERNMENT
When People Are Content Prosperity
Knsues, lie Declares, and Poor
A CLAIM FOR
Norwegian Reports Having
Touched Southern Ex- '
tremity Dec. 14.
wjT "MA mm
J -01 V
cles keen disappointment is felt that
it should have been found necessary
to amend the arbitration treaty, thus
nullifying the work of months, for,
as the treaty stands, it is considered
1,500 POUNDS DYNAMITE
USED TO RELEASE BOAT
Racine, Wis., March 8. The
steamer Racine was released this
morning after being five days fast In
the Ice. Fifteen hundred pounds of
i!rnnmlr. it-pa iisori trt Ic;ir tha rhfln.
t toriai imegr.iy 01 ine states or me ne, u ,8 expected the 8teamer lows
lUi,u o.r. iu. tturB-u ,uucuu-jc.80 wUj fce roIea8ed today
iirss or money uuiifctiuon vi any siaie
or any question involving the Monroe
doctrine or other purely govern-
tlon of 1910.
M ARCH WHEAT AD ( OHX.
Washington, March 8. The March
crop reports issued today showed the
quantity of wheat remaining on farms
March 1 was 122,025,000 bushels or 19.6
per cent of the 1911 crop, against 162,
705.WO a year ago. The quantity of
corn on farms was 884,069,000 bushels,
or 34.9 percent of 1911 crop, against
1,163,378,000 a year ago.
fOPPEIl STOCKS DECREASE.
New York, March 8. The February
report of the Copper Producers' associ
ation f how a decrease of 3,340,645
pounds in stocks on hand.
SO LIMIT OK POWER.
Some of these questions, especial
ly those pertaining to the traditional
r-ollcy known as the Monroe doctrine,
vould not be affected by the treaties
as originally presented, In the opin
ion of experts on International af
fairs, but to Incorporate such a spe
cific list of exemptions Is another
proposition. It was contended when
the question of terminating the Rus
sian treaty of commerce and naviga
tion was under consideration several
weeks ago that we could never con
sent to limit our power to decide
whom we would admit to this coun
try. Without doing that, however,
a great step In the movement for
universal peace was embraced in the
treaties with two of the great pow
ers of the world.
MAT CAST THM ASIDES.
The dream of the centuries to
which President Taft gave a touch of
reality has been disturbed. If ac
cepted by Great Britain and France
as ratified last night, it is doubtful
whether the treaties would accom
plish as much as the treaty of 1908
with Great Britain. President "Tart
low may present the treaties to
Franca and Great Britain in their
amended form only to have them
rejected or he may lock them in his
desk and forget all about them. He
probably will adopt the latter course.
ENGLAND OT Sl'RPHIF.D.
London, March 8. The evening
newspapers do not express surprise at
the action of the Fitted States senate
In amending the arbitration treaties
so as to remove from their operation
the Monroe doctrine, immigration and
state debts. The Pall Mall Gazette
says such treaties are only possible
K-twcen nations which never are like-
i 1 .
WILSON ADMITS HE
"KILLED" A REPORT
Washington. March 8. Governor
Gilchrist of Florida entered a protest
today against alleged discrediting of
his Investigation of the Everglades re
clamation projection. At the hearing
today Representative Clark of Flor
ida told of visiting Secretary Wilson.
Clark said: "Mention of the word of
Everglades riled the old man. He told
me he had. suppressed a circular
about the Everglades and said 1 think
I did right, d on't you?' I said, 1 know
you did right, Mr. becretary, tr tbe
circular was untrue. But you did not
do right If it was true.' We talked
some little time and when the secre
tary told me be had suppressed the
Everglades report because he had been
requested to do so by men selling
Everglades lands I was astonished.'
way tluit were speeding head-on to
wards each other had actually crashed
today, a wrecking train was hurrying
on the way to a point where a colli
sion was expected. The conductor
who discovered the error gave an
alarm, and before the doomed trains
crashed help was speeding toward
them. Four persons were killed and a
dozen hurt in the wreck.
Social Circle, Ga., March 8. Four
persons were killed and nine injured,
six seriously, when a passenger train
on the Georgia railroad which left At
lanta at midnight collided head-on
with a freight near here this morning.
The killed are negroej. The first class
coach and the Pullmans remained on
the track, and while some of the pas
sengers were considerably shaken,
none was Injured. ' The wreck was
caused by failure of the freight to
take a siding.
FIVE KILLED IX CANADA WRECK.
Hull, Quebec, March 8. Five per
sons were killed and several injured
in a wreck on the Canadian 'Pacific
near here today. The train was struck
by a transfer engine.
to enable the president to extend invi
tations to other nations to participate
in a general conference.
ATTACKS LEVEE PROJECTS.
Washington, March 8. The question
whether tbe national government ought
to continue to build levees along the
Mississippi if it Is to be asked to pay
damages resulting from such levees
was raised in the senate today by
Gallinger of New Hampshire durmg
consideration of a resolution calling
upon the war department for an opin
Ion as to whether more levees should
Williams defended the demand for
damages, saying that while It was true
some property had been vastly benefit
ed by levees. It also was true other
property had ben injured. The reso
lution of inquiry was adopted.
WILLIS i-Vi COi-E
W. Vernon Cole. Corlstlan Sclencs
bealer who was on trial in criminal
court In New York on a chars of
prmcticlns medicine without a license,
has been frved by a disagreement of
the jury wblch considered bis case.
The evidence showed Cole explained
to the detective who called on him in
the ruiee of a patient that he did
not ftvtt medicine, but only Christian
Fctence treatment. Klght of the jur
ors voted icr acoulttai.
ROBERT MATHERS WILL IN
NEW YORK HELD VOID
New York, March 8. With the con
sent of the heirs-at-law of Robert
Mather, once president of the Rock Is
land railroad, who died in this city
Oct. 24 last. Justice Gavegan yesterday
signed an order declaring the will of
Mr. Mather invalid. In the will Mr.
Mather provided that Gwendoline Ker
br Duck of Windsor, Ont and Leila
Kerby Russell of Chicago should re
ceive no part of the estate until two
beneficiaries under the w ill had died.
Capital Punishment Is Upheld.
Boston, March 8. An anticipated
punishment measure, which might
have saved tbe lives of three men
under sentence of death, including
Clarence V. T. Richeson, was defeat
ed in the house of representatives
yesterday by a decisive vote.
RADICAL IS ELECTED AS
SPEAKER OF REICHSTAG
Berlin, March 8. Johannes
Kaempf, a radical deputy for central
Berlin, today was elected speaker of
STANDARD OIL STOCK
REACHES $900 SHARE
New York. March 8. Old stock of
the Standard Oil company of New Jer
sey today aold up 10 points to 1900 a
share, the highest it ever has sold.
Rochester Has $30,000 Fire.
Rochester, N. Y., March 8. Fire
supposed to have been caused by an
explosion of gasoline irf an automo
bile sales company's store in State
street yesterday afternoon caused
damage of (30,000.
Alliance, Ohio, March 8. President
Taft started a three-day campaign
through Ohio and Illinois today. Talk
ing about political conditions In Ohio
with L. C. Laylin and William H, Mil
ler, two Taft leaders, Laylin said
things are looking up in Ohio. Ar
rangements were made to have the
president make many rear-end plat
form8peeches during the day.
In a rear ' platform speech Taft
preached prosperity. He said in part:
"What I would press upon you and
what I would press upon myself Is
necessity for inspiring confidence in
the government, when everybody has
confidence in every one else.
"I do not know whether we can car
ry that to perfection, but it is wise
that we should not cultivate hostility
between classes, between persons simi
larly situated. But we should all have
confidence in each other, because we
are in the same boat.
POOR MAN GETS PKOMTS.
"If we have prosperity then it Is the
poorest man that gets the best out of
It. When we do not have prosperity
the rich can be comfortable still, but
it is the poor man that suffers."
JI ST AS T. R. ORDERED.
Washington, March 8. Senator Dix-1
on, campaign manager ror Kooseveit,
denounced as a forgery a telegram pub
lished in a local paper this morning,
purporting to be the text of a message
sent by Dixon to Roosevelt yesterday.
The supposed telegram follows:
"The senate ratified your contention
in regard to the treaties. Our demo
cratic friends have come to our res
cue." Commenting last night on the sen
ate's action, Dixon said: "The vote of
the senate on section 3 of the treaties
must be considered as absolutely rati
fying a principle Roosevelt has been
reonteiidlng Hrr, Miami TBHSfltutrdnal
prerogatives of the senate should not
be encroached upon."
Salem, Ore., March 8. A petition
was filed today with the secretary of
state asking that the name of "Taft"
be placed on the republican primary
ballot to be voted on In the preferen
tial presidential primary election in
Oregon April 19.
New York, March 8. Colonel Roose-
elt made his fourth trip to Mlneolafc
court house this morning to report as
talesman for jury duty. He was ex
cused again, however, and came on to
New York to his editorial offices. He
had nothing to say on politics.
PRIMARY LAW BILL.
Lansing, Mich., March 8. The senate
this afternoon passed the presidential
peeferentlal primary bill. The house
passed the measure yesterday.
Protests He Did Not Telegraph
Anything Regarding British
Expedition Is Silent
150,000 MINERS IN
GERMANY ARE OUT
Berlin, March 8. The strike fever
has spread through the Silesian coal
fields of eastern Prussia, where the
socialist. Christian and Polish miners
today presented a demand for a IS
per cent increase in wages. It is
thought at least one hundred and fifty
thousand are out Three hundrd and
fifty thousand Westphalian coal min
ers will strike Monday next. The gov
ernment is endeavoring to find a basis
of settlement of the Westphalian dif
New China Dissensions.
Peking, March 8. Foreign legations
received today reports from consuls
stating dissensions had broken out in
various places in the southern prov
Kills 4, Entombs 10 in Mine.
Vancouver, B. C, March 8. A gas
explosion in tbe mine of the Diamond
Yale Mining company at Berrett, ten
miles northeast of Vancouver, killed
four men and Imprisoned ten. Res
cue apparatus has been sent.
L. Y. Sherman Files Petition.
Springfield, 111., March 8. Lawrence
Y. Sherman of Springfield today filed
his petition as a candidate for the re
publican nomination for United States
j senator. - '
Town Advertises for Mayor.
Iowa City, Iowa, March 8. West
Liberty, a town of 3.000 inhabitants
east of Iowa City, finds itself with
out a single candidate for city of
f ees, with election day only three
weeks distant. Charles Mackey,
mayor, has refused another term and
all councilmen are going to resign
Uncompleted business, it is said, has
scared candidates from the field. Now
the town is advertising for a mayor.
Conn New President.
New York, March 8. George C. Conn
today was elected vice president
the Pere-Marquette Railroad company,
to succeed A. Patriarche. Conn for
merly was freight traffic manager of
SOW APPEARS FOR
FATHER IN COURT
RECORD OF SOUTH POLK DASHES. I
1777 Captain Cook crossed Antarctic
circle for first time to a latitude ol
71 degree 10 minutes.
1822 Weddell reached 74 degrees 15
1842 Sir James Rosa, 78 degrees 10
1900 Berchgrevlnk, 78 degrees 40 min
utes. 1902 Captain Scott, 82 degrees 17
1909 Lieutenant Ernest H. Shackle
ton, 88 degrees 23 minutes; 111
miles from the pole.
London, March 8. Amund
sen states he will submit charts
and all information of his expe
dition without delay, according
to a dispatch from Hobart.
MEET AT BAY WHALES.
After meeting Scott at Bay Whales.
Jan. 19, 1911, Amundsen camped with
nine men In longitude 164 west, lati
tude 78. He has not revealed his sub
sequent movements. Scott's agent at
New Zealand expresses the opinion
that Scott must be proceeding with
new exploring work, thus delaying his
The Royal Geographical society will
accept unqualifiedly Amundsen's claim
that he reached the south pole and
takes it for granted he was the first
explorer to reach the goal. . - '- j-
GREETINGS FROM HOME.
ChriBtlana, March 8. Rejoicing
over Amundsen's success in reaching
the south pole Is so widespread, the
Storthing telegraphed Amundsen
warmest greetings and thanks.
The telegrams of congratulations, in
the name of King Haakon and of geo
graphical society here, were forwarded
to Amundsen at Hobart. His majesty
consented to the use of his name and
that of Queen Maud on the maps of
the newly discovered territory in the
Antarctic. .The city Is gayly decorat
ed with flags and bunting in honor of
Chrlbtlanla, March 8. Two news
papers today received dispatches from
Amundsen announcing he had reached
the south pole Dec. 14, 1911. The dis
patches . were Bent from Hobart. Tas
mania, upon Amundsen's arrival there.
The dispatches read:
"Pole reached 1417th December."
This evidently means Amundsen re
mained three days in the vicinity of
the pole, probably for the purpose of
taking observations of his position.
DENIES SCOTT REPORT.
Hobart, Tasmania, March 8.
Amundsen denies having telegraphed
anything regarding Scott or the British
expedition. Amundsen was the only
member who landed from the Fram.
Nobody is allowed to go aboard the
vessel. The explorer says he is
pleased with the results of his expe
dition, but otherwise maintains abso
lute-silence on the subject. Amund
sen wants to stay In Hobart for a few
OFF FOR AUSTRALIA.
He will then go to Australia and
give a few lectures there, afterwards'
departing for Europe by ' way of
Buenos Ay res and around Cape Horn
up Behring straits and through the
northwest passage and Arctic ocean.
Confirmation of Amundsen's attain
ment of the south pole Dec. 14, 1911,
received today from the explorer him
self at Hobart sets at rest conflicting
reports current on the subject yesterday.
AWAIT WORD FHOM BRITON.
The honor of the achievement of
reaching the pole must now be given
the Norwegian until Scott announces
the result of his expedition.
Ex-Congressman Herbert Parsons,
for years a leader in the Repuhllcac
party in New York state, la aultrt
Ing the taraoj attorney. DeLanr
rxicoin, in the otttnse of his father.
John E. Parsons, who is charged
in Cnited .tes district court in
New York with conspiring to violate
the bherman anti-trust law. Par
sons is known as "the father of the
sugar trust." and is a former director
In that combine.
TIES UP RAILROAD
Kansas City, Kan., March 8. A for
mal order placing the Kansas City,
Mexico & Orient railway in tbe bands
of receivers was made by Judge Pol
lock today. Edward Dickinson of Kan
sas City, vice president of the com
pany; J. o. Davidson, a banker of
Wichita, Kan., and M. I Turner of
Oklahoma City, a banker, were named
receivers. The only reasons advanced
for the company's difficulties were ob
stacles to construction encountered in
Mexico on account of fighting there
and demands of investors for higher
interest on bonds.