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Warships Are Ordered to
Republic for Protection of
Americans and Other
Administration Feels That
Situation Does Not Need
Movement of Troops ,
fenslve and attack the national palace,
but the day closed without a single en
counter between the federals and the
rebels, who occupy" positions about a
mile apart
One report, which was not entertained
seriously by thinking* people, was that
the government proposed to shell the
capital in an effort to subjugate Diaz
and his troops.
According to this plan, the govern
ment would plant its cannon on a hill
three miles out and from there attempt
to drop shrapnel among the rebels.
General Diaz gradually is widening
the zone he controls. He extended hi*
picket line this afternoon.
Some of those who still have faith in
the power of the government profess to
see in the dilatorlness of Diaz a weak
ness which will result In his being
crushed or starved into submission.
Unless, however, the government is
i able to persuade what are undoubtedly
.reluctant elements to rally, Diaz, with
• superior artillery, should be able to re
-1 sist any attack.
That peace negotiations, official and
otherwise, were in progress today be
; came known early, but owing to the
secrecy enveloping them few outside
the principals knew the details.
Excellent order prevails throughout
[the city, despite the absence of police,
land the almost negligible number of
■ small patrols.
The people, unnerved by the fighting
of yesterday and the rumors of today,
acquired the trick of dodging around
corners and accelerating their pace
when crossing streets.
All the banksr remained closed
throughout the day and in the after
noon most of the shops had up heavy
wooden shutters, concealing the glass
fronts. The streets are deserted, even
by the government's street cleaning
Tn case of a bombardment by either
side there will be great danger to the
nearby districts, especially to the south
and west of the arsenal, where many
Americans live. No representations on
this subject have bee* made by the dip
The national palace is guarded to
night by 800 men of all arms, with
eight or more heavy guns. Madero
claims to have 1,500 men upon whom
he can depend.
General Diaz said he had no intention
of making an attack, but would await
thf action of the government forces.
The camps present a great similarity,
all arms teing represented on both
sides. A .'quad of Chapultepec park
guards act as the personal escort of
the insurgent leader.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.—The revolu
tionary uprising in the city of Mexico
completely absorbed the attention to
daVof President Taft and the state,
war and navy departments, and at
the end of a series of conferences it
was determined that all this govern
ment could do was to send a sufficient
naval force to Mexican water to afford
refuge for foreigners and to observe
and report upon conditions in the
troubled republic as they develop.
In accordance with this decision Sec
retary Meyer ordered the armored
cruiser Colorado, now at San Diego, to
proceed at once to the Mexican port of
Mazatlan. Another vessel of the Pa
cific fleet, probably the armored cruiser
South Dakota, also at San Diego, will
be dispatched to Acapulco, on the west
• oast of Mexico, to take up a post to
be vacated by the gunboat Denver,
which was ordered to Central America.
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 10.—An armis
tice practically exists between federal
and rebel forces in northern Mexico
pending settlement of the City of Mex
ico situation. This is admitted by rebel
agents here and federal commander, in
Chihuahua state.
No change has been made in the
Fnited States army border patrol un
der command of General E. Z. Steever.
In view of a possible mutiny among the
Juarez troops the El Paso county sher
iff's force today reorganized the posse
comitatus formed during former
troubles over the line. This organiza
tion has a .membership of some 500
Americans, with arms.
Local army officers do not believe
that this government will intervene in
the the Mexican situation unless it be
comes a great deal worse. The general
opinion among the military folk is that
TJnclS Sam will sit tight on the lid and
with a watchful eye await develop
"It Is my opinion," said Major General
Murray last night, "that this govern
ment will not act unless conditions
grow more serious than press dis
patches say they are at present. Pres
ident Taft has dealt with this situation
patiently for the last two years, and he
is not going to jump into the turmoil
now, when he terminates office within a
few weeks.
"However, Americans and other for
eigners must be protected at all costs,
and if things come to the worst you
will find the American army, small as
it is, fully prepared."
Antonio Qrajeda, Mexican consul
general in San Francisco, said that he
had received no information from his
country regarding the situation*
"I am expecting word, but until now
I have bad no messages," he said. "My
chief, the secretary of state, certainly
wil, keep me informed if it is possible
for him to do so. One can't tell how
the tide is running. It was so sudden
i haven't been able to form any con
Scientific World Mourns Loss of Brave Explorer
Capt. Amundsen, Discoverer of Pole, Shocked Beyond Words
"I hope that the month of April will find all safely
r-otMished in the hut with suitable depots laid well
Eourb on the Barrier. "During the winter preparation
■will be made for a great effort to reach tlie south
pole In the following season. By that time we shall
know what reliance can be placed ref-peetltely on
the ponies, the dogs and the motor sledges. But In
any case a large party of men will be detailed for
the sourhern party. Rome of the scientific staff will
remain at the jvintering station throughout the sum
mat. A small party will a<*f Independently in the
western mountains for geological purposes, but at
least 16. and poaaibly more, men will accompany the
main transport agents on tbe road to the south. * •
An ideal day for reaching the south pole would be the
£M of that month, when the sun achieves its maximum
Captain Scott in reaching the south pole divided the stress of the southern journey between
16 men, 20 ponies, 30 dogs and two motor sledges The ponies, dogs and motor sledges enabled
the 16 chosen men to travel light to the foot of the Beardmore glacier, where the more
strenuous work began. It was planned that these 16, who may have skied most of the way
across the barrier ice, would be perfectly fit wh en they began the second stage, the 10,000 foot
ascent to the upper plateau, the traversing of which formed the third stage of the attempt.
"Immediately on arrival in McMurdo sound, the hut. provisions and equipment of the western
party were to have been landed. The party consisted of from 22 to 25 persons, and as soon
as the winter station was thoroughly established the greater number of these proceeded to the
south to lay depots. At the same time the ship was to leave McMurdo sound and proceed
to the eastward. The region of King Edwards Land, it was expected, would be reached before
World Mourns for Men Who Per
ished Amid Eternal Snow at South
expedition are reported to be in good
health. A searching party discovered
the bodies and records of those who
perished some time later.
A message of sympathy to the Geo
graphical society from the king was
read in which his majesty said:
"I am deeply grieved to hear the
very bad news you give me of the
loss of Captain Scott and four of his
party, just when we were hoping
shortly to welcome them home on their
return from their great and arduous
undertaking. I heartily sympathize
with the Royal Geographical society
ln the loss to science and discovery
through the death of these gallant
The message from the king was in
reply to a notification of the tidings
from the antarctic transmitted to his
majesty by lx>rd Curzon of Kedleston,
president of the society.
The regular program of the meet
ing was abandoned and members of
the society listened sadly to heartfelt
tributes to the explorer. After giving
what details he had received. Vice
President Freshfield reviewed the plans
of the expedition and said:
"No party ever set out better
equipped or better fitted by gallantry
and experience than its members, from
Captain Scott down, to meet the ordi
nary perils of the poles. But antarctic
travel would not be what it is—a
graining ground for the highest quali
ties of the British race—if these perils
could be avoided."
After an expression of sympathy for
Mrs. Scott, he concluded:
"All that we can say to these brave
men is farewell. They are a band of
heroes whose names will shine as an
example of that endurance which is the
highest form of courage. Captain
Scott will live in our memories as the
ideal of the English sailor of our age—
a man intellectually gifted, brave, re
sourceful in all emergencies and full of
scientific zeal and enthusiasm."
Members of parliament and high offi
cials of the navy department, includ
ing the first lord of the admiraUy,
Winston Spencer Churchill, paid high
tributes to the explorers In inter
views in the morning papers, which
also contain eulogistic editorials about
members of the expedition.
The Terra Nova sailed on June 10,
1910, for New Zealand and the south
pole. It was joined by Captain Robert
F. Scott a few days later at Cardiff.
The expedition consisted of 28 offi
cers and scientists in addition to a
crew of 23 picked men from the Brit
ish royal navy.
The last direct word received from
Captain Scott was brought by the com
mander of the Terra Nova from the
southern ice regions when she returned
to Akaroa. N. Z., March 31. last year.
The brief message was in Captain
j Scott's own handwriting, and Baid:
"I am remaining in the antarctic for
another winter to continue and com
plete my work."
Captain Scott had shortly before sent
back a report to his base at McMurdo
sound, showing that on January 3,
1912, he had reached a point 150 miles
from the pole and was advancing to
ward his destination.*
A dispatch from Oamaru. N. Z.. this
morning, shows that in 15 days he cov
ered the remaining 150 miles, having
traveled at the rate of 10 miles a
It was on his return that be and his
party were overwhelmed by one of the
terrific blizzards so prevalent in the
antarctic region.
The dj*e of Captain Scott's attain
ment ofTthe south pole, January 18,
Continued From Page 1
1912, shows that he reached the goal of
his expedition almost exactly one
month after Captain Raold Amund
sen, the Norwegian explorer. Captain
Amundsen's report to King Haakon
of Norway read:
"Pole attained 14th-17th December,
1911. All well."
The report of Captain Scott was des
tined not to be received by the wait
ing world until after his death.
No details had come to hand this
morning as'to how the records of Cap
tain Scott were found, but that he
arrived at the pole on the date men
tioned was definitely known.
The principal members of the expe
dition besides Captain Scott were:
Lieutenant G. R. Evans, R. N., sec
ond in command: Dr. E. A. Wilson,
chief of the scientific staff, zoologist
and artist; Lieutenant .V. L, A. Camp
bell. R. N., leader of the eastern party;
Lieutenant H. L. L. Pennell. R. N.,
magnetic and meteorological work;
Lieutenant H. E". Dep Rennick. R. N., of
the western party; Lieutenant H. R.
Bowers, Royal Indian marine engineer;
Lieutenant E. W. Riley, R. N., surgeop;
G. M. Levick. R. N.. physician and
zoologist; E. L. Atkinson, R. N., sur
geon, bacteriologist, paristologist; F. R.
K. Drake. R. N., secretary; C. H.
Meares and Captain L. E. G. Gates.
Inniskillen dragoons, in charge of
ponies and dogs: Dr. G. C. Simpson,
physicist: T. Griffith Taylor, geologist;
E. W. Nelson and D. G. Liliie, biolo
; gists; A. Cherry Garard, zoologist: H.
G. Ponting, photographer; B. C. Day,
motor engineer; W. G. Thompson, geol
ogist; C. S. Wright, chemist; Boatswain
T. Feather, in charge of sledging out
fit; Boatswain A. Chetham of the Terra
Nova: W. L. Williams, engineer of the
Terra Nova: W. Lashley, assistant en
gineer; Chief Steward W. Archer of the
Terra Nova.
Further information reaching the
Royal Geographical society says that
the rescue party, which left Cape Evans
late in October, reach One Ton depot
and found the provisions in good order,
crn route and came upon Scott's tent
crn route and came upon Scott's tent
November 12. Within lay the bodies of
Scott, Wilson and Bowers.
Captain Scott'e little son, Peter, is
staying with his grandmother at Hen
ley. The news was broken to him to
In« 1911 Mrs. Scott had Cinematograph
pictures of Peter at play made and sent
them out so his father could see how
the boy was growing. It is not known
whether Captain Scott ever received
News of the death of Captain Scott
and his men, who succeeded by a final'
dash in reaching the south pole, only to
find proofs that Roald Amundsen had
forestalled them, came in a brief dis
patch from Lieutenant E. R. G. R. Evans
of the royal navy, who was second in
command when the expedition started
and who now signs as "commander."
The message was signaled from the
steamer Terra Nova, returning from the
antarctic regions, while passing Oam
aru, New Zealand.
The crackle and flash of the wireless
outfit of the steamship Aorangi, 1,600
miles from the nearest land in the Pa
cific ocean on its way to Australia, be
tokened last night the arrival of a
sad message for Mrs. Robert E. Scott,
the wife of the unfortunate British
naval explorer, who has been hurrying
to a New Zealand port in anticipation
the end of January or very early in February. If open seas were found in this region, they are
certainly most likely to occur about this date," Scott said. "I believe that the exploration of j
King Edwards Land can best be conducted by landing a wintering party in this region, and
every provision is being made for this object. A second hut, provisions, complete outfit and
traveling equipment for six men have been set apart, and if a suitable spot can be found a
party of six or seven men will be left there. The small eastern party, if left, will be left with
full supplies and some transport facilities. * * * But I can imagine no direction in which
the hardships and difficulties of sledge journeys wlil be more amply rewarded. Should this
party be safely landed, I should endeavor to give them some connection with the western party
—400 miles to the westward —by landing additional stores at one or two places on the barrier
edge, if such places can be found."
Would Harness Pacific
Power for San Francisco
+ »
J. F. Flint of Granger, IVart,
would solve the entire problem of
transportation and Illumination
of the rfty by a w«ve motor *
hitched to the Pacific ocean.
Mayor Rolph baa Received a letter
from Flint in which he suggeeta
a motor drawn by tbe wave* of
the ocean that would produce
enough power to operate a large
portion of the city works.
of being the first woman to greet Cap
tain Scott and hear from his own Dps
the story of his three years* privation
in the frozen south.
News aerograms which might, have
been picked up by the wireless operator
of the Aorangi were held up by the
Marconi Wireless company which de
sired to spare Mrs. Scott from the
shock of learning ln midocean that the
father of her little.child left behind
in faraway London W& 8 d«a<s. How
ever, a private message was sent to
the explorer's widow in care of Cap
tain Stevens of the Aorangi, who was
asked to break the sad news.
It was just six days ago that Mrs.
Scott left San Francisco, serene in the
knowledge that she would meet her
husband within a few weeks. On her
arrival here she had completed nearly
15,000 miles of her journey, which she
accomplished alone.
"Although I have not heard from my
i husband for nearly 18 months, I am con
i fldent that he will come from the Polar
regions safely," Mrs. Scott said at the
St. Francis, where she was stopping.
She told at that time of the joy she
anticipated when she would again re
join her life partner.
"Oh. yes, Captain Scott will be disap
pointed that he failed to reach the pole
before the Amundsen expedition, but I
am sure it was no fault of his. At the
same time he will be the first to con
gratulate Captain Amundsen, because
he will be able to ppreciate just what
hardships the Norwegian explorer had
to contend with." Mrs. Scott said.
In her husband's absence. Mrs. Scott
has gained considerable distinction as
a sculptress. She studied in Paris, and
her character sketches of great men
have brought her honors. Her studio
ln London is filled with portraits and
busts of persons well known in lit
erary and musical circles.
Besides artistic accomplishments,
Mrs. Scott is an aviatrix and has made
a number of flights in England.
/ BERKELEY. Feb. 10.—With the Scott
party of scientists was Herbert George
Ponting of 2535 College avenue. Berke
ley, an experienced photographer and
writer, who acted as the official pho
tographer of the pole seeking party.
That Ponting was not lost ln the dash
back from the pole is the statement
made today by Mrs. Ponting, who said
that Ponting and the greater part of
the expedition remained at the last
relief station when the last dash was
Ponting is an experienced photog
rapher and was chosen from among a
list of applicants numbering 4,000 for
the position to take all the pictures of
tbe long Journey. When the Terra
Nova -tfas ready to leave Englarfd fully
equipped for the trip it sailed without
Scott and Ponting, who both joined at
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Blizzard Did Not Kill
NEW YORK. Feb. 10.—"No blizzard
could have killed so experienced an
explorer as Scott." declared Vllhjalmur
Stefansson, discoverer of the tfjMond
Esqulmos In the a-tic regloniT "If
Amundsen Declares Shock Greatest
in All His Life Experience
I many in the Scott expedition perished
it was through starvation; if a few,
j death may have been due to a fall
| into a crevasse."
"Out on a western prairie a rancher
might get caught In a snowstorm un
awares and be frozen but not in the
Arctic regions where a man is armed
j for cold and exposure," he said.
I "Barring always some great calamity,,
such as an earthquake. starvation'
Is the only thing that can have killed
"Just what caused the disaster it
is impossible to say with any sureness.
If it was only a question of Scott him
self and perhaps one or two others,
a fall into a crevasse might account j
for It, but we must fall back on starva- i
tlon as the explanation of the death
of any large number."
| "Horrible!" Says Amundsen j
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 10—"Horrible; |
Horrible! I can hardly believe it," said j
Captain Raold Amundsen when he re- ,
ceived news of the disaster. "It is
hard to believe this. There must be
some horrible mistake. It seems In
credible that such a large party should
perish in this way."
"Correct, correct," was Amundsen's |
{ comment when he was told of Scott's |
discovery of the Norwegian flag, left by |
Amundsen. He gave full credit to the .
report that Scott had found the pole.
He said he was not personally ac
quainted with Scott —had never seen
him, but referred to him as a brave,
Shackleton Can Not Believe
Box 657—3:27, 3:8?, 3:40 a. m. Two
story, baaenjent and attic frame build
ing at the southwest corner of Van
Ness avenue and Washington street,
owned by Hobart estate; unoccupied
dwelling; loss considerable. No ap
parent cause, unless carelessness of
some one sleeping in house. Supposed
to have been tramps.
Box 92, 6:01 p. m. One story frame
building at 325 Redwood street, owned
by M. Hoffsmith and occupied as a pri
vate garage by R. M. Rosenberg.
Cause unknown, damage to Mr. Rosen
berg's automobile considerable, to
building slight.
Headache, sour stomach, bil
iousness and bad taste
gone by morning
Furred Tongue, Bad Taste. Indiges
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head
aches come from a torpid liver and
clogged bowels, which cause your
stomach to become filled with undi
gested food, which sours and ferments
like garbage in a swill barrel. That's
the first step to untold misery—indi-
gestion,' foul gases, bad breath, yellow
skin, mental fears, everything that is
horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret
tonight will give your constipated bow
els a thorough cleansing and straight
en you out by morning. They work
while you sleep—a 10 cent box from
your druggist will keep you feeling
good for months. Millions of men and
women take eVCascaret now and then
ta keep their stomach, liver and bow
els regulated, and never know a mis
"erable moment. Don't forget the chil-
I dren—their little insides need a good, j
gentle cleansing, too.
lieve It Is true. It is inconceivable
that an expedition as well equipped as
Captain Scott's was, could have per
ished before a blizzard."
Lieutenant Sir Ernest Shackleton,
the British explorer and one time asso
ciate of Captain Scott, so expressed
himself today when shown the dis
patches from New Zealand, telling of
► the fate of Captain Scott and party.
Admiral Peary Shocked
WASHINGTON, p>b. 10.—Rear Ad
miral Robert E. Peary said, when he
received the news;
"This comes to me as a terrible
shock. Mrs. Scott and the wives and
relatives of the brave men who per
ished and the whole British nation have
my deepest, sincerest and most heart
felt sympathy and condolence."
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tribute to the city's chief executive.
Mayor Rolph said in part: "I have
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