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hinQton, March 4.—Forecast for nsa>: Rain or mow and colder iday; Wednesday probably fair. tniiml i FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. But Two Papers in the State Have this Service. THE NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS. THE SENTINEL-RECORD IS THE ONLY PAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME 36. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, TUESO AY MORNING, MARCH 5, 1912. NO. 131. ROUSEVELT COLONEL TELLS THE DIFFER. ENCE BETWEEN CANDiDACY AND AN ACCEPTANCE. Taft Headquarters Give Out Some In ; tenesting “Dope” on Probable Campaign Contributions in Present Battle. f Washington, March 4.—The nation al Taft headquarters in Washington today gave out the following state ment: I “Senator Joseph M. Tixon ol Mon tana, the new chairman of the Roose velt national executive committee, to day took formal charge of tlhe cam paign of the former president for re nom'nation by officially opening spa cious headquarters in the Munsey building in Washington. This build ing is owned by Frank A. Munsey, the well known publisher of Munsey’s Magaiine, and owner of a string of newspapers in eastern cities. He is the personal >and intimate friend of George W. Perkins of New York, di rector and formerly chairman of the finance committee of the Internation al Harvester Company. Mr. Perkins is given cred't by Walter L,. Houser, director of Senator I,a Collette's cam paign, for being the “good angel” of the Roosevelt presidential boom, which means that he Is tlhe cam paign collector, as well as a substan tial contributor to the Roosevelt cam paign fund. “That the Roosevelt committee, I through the personal campaign con tribution of such gentlemen as Messrs. Perkins and Munsey and their asso i- elates Is ‘well heeled’ either by finan [ rial contributions or by the gratui tous tenders of headquarters rent free, is manifest by its various ac tlvities. Because of Ills close asso ciation with Mr. Perkins, wlho per sonally financed, in large part, the j beginning of the Roosevelt boom for i the presidency, Mr. Munsey is now j part and parcel of . the Roosevelt j movement and the location of the na- 1 tional Roosevelt headquarters in liis fine building in the national capital therefore becomes especially signifi cant. “The enthusiasm with which the Roosevelt boomers took possession ot their new (headquarters today led one of them, in an unguarded moment, to say that a letter purporting to have been written by a bead of the steel trust to its employes ‘ordering them to work for Taft,' was in the posses sion of the Roosevelt managers, and j ‘would be sprung as an ‘offset' to | I he undenied charge of Mr. Houser, that men high In the coupof the United States Steel corporation and j the International Harvester Company i were openly supporting Mr. Roos— velt. "The remarkable fact about t'hls al leged letter is that the only copy in existence, if it exists at all, seems to be In the sole possession of Mr. Roosevelt's campaign manager.}. Ot their ability by reason of tlielr lull mate connection with Mr. Perkins tnd others, to know what the l, lilted States Steel corporation is doing or contemplating doing tif< escape ^'e charges made openly by Mr. Houser, representing Senator La Koilette, there can be no dispute. So far as Mr. Taft’s campaign managers are concerned, th^y would have remained in total ignorance of the ‘frame up,’ had not one of Mr. Roosevelt’s boom ers let hts entthusiasm get the better of his judgment.” Representative William B. McKin ley, director Of the Taft headquar ters, made an optimistic statement to newspaper men today, declaring Pres ident Taft’s nomination and election were certain. Teddy Changes His Mind. Washington, March 4.—The nation al Tuft headquarters today made pub lic the complete letter written by Mr. Roosevelt August 18, 1911, to A. R. Moore, publisher of the Pittsburg Leader, asking hitft to cease advocat ing the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt. The letter follows: “Dear Mr. Moore: I very greatly appreciate your kind and friendly feelings, but I am sure you will un derstand me when 1 say that 1 must ask not only you, but every friend I have to see to it tlhat no movement whatever iB made to bring me forward for the nomination of 1912. "1 feel that 1 have a right to usk all my friends, if necessary, actively to work to prevent any such move meat. I should esteem it a genuine calamity if such a movement were undertaken. ‘Again thanking you for what you have said, and moreover, thaukiug you in advance for following my wish es in this matter, as 1 know you wl.l dc, I am very sincerely, “THEODORE ROOSEVELT.” Roosevelt Explains the Difference. Oyster Bay, N. Y., March 4.—Col onel Roosevelt said today it was per fectly true that (he had said he would not be a candidate in 1912. He had made that statement to many persons, he said, but bad not declared he would not accept the nom ination if it were tendered him. He drew a distinction between becoming a candidate and being willing to ac cept the nomination. The colonel made it plain that he saw nothing in the Van Valkenburg letter, in which he said he would not be a candidate in 1912, to conflict wish hia recent statement that he would become the nominee of the paitj if Ms party asked it. Colonel Roosevelt’s position in the matter is set forth in a statement which he gave out today explaining the circumstances which induced him to write to Mr. Van Valkenburg. TkiB is tie statement: “At that time persistent efforts had been made from Washington to con vince the progressives What I really supporting Mr. Taft. On this particular occasion the statement was made with the greatest explicitness. 1 promptly denied the statement, and va$ assuted on the one hand that It hid been inspired from the white house and assured on the other hand that it had not been, but on tthe,con trary was made purely on the Vtl* tiallve of the Associated Pres*. The Associated Press people assured me that they were not responsible for the false statements and as It. will be seen by reference to the letter Itself, Mr. Jioyee. was quoted as having got the information from Independent sources. I do not know who gave out this letter, but I am certain that H was not Mr. Van Valkenpurg for 1 11 ow him to be an honorable man. “To all who were at tfliat time writ ing to me to be a candidate I an- ] swered that I would not be. To all ! who asked whether I would accept if nominated. I answered ‘yes,’ if I knew tlyem suuiciently well to be sure that they would understand me; otherwise 1 said simply that 1 would cross that bridge when I came to it, and in most cases if the man was at all a dose personal friend I told him that 1 counted eti his doing every thing possible to prevent any move ment looking to my" nomination. ‘‘It was not until (the last three or four months that I was finally obliged ! to come to the conclusion that there j was a real demand among the people I as a whole for my nomination, which did not come in any way from per sonal filends of mine and was neither inspired nor engendered by them. When I became convinced that this popular demand was real and consid erable and when the governors of sevon states, increased by this time to ten, I may mention incidentally, asked me whetlher 1 would accept if nominated, I answered 'Yes.’ I add ed ail expression of my wish that whatever possible open preferential primaries might be held, so as to find out who the republican voters w'shed to have nominated. “Tf the people do not wish me to serve, most eerta'Aly I do not wish to serve. 1f they desire me to un dertake in their interest a. great task, 1 shah do so and shall perform it with wlhatever courage and ability I possess. Whether there will be such an expression of the popular will, I c.inr.ol say, as where there are no preferential primaries it unfortunate ly seems too often to be the case that the effort of the political leaders is not to give expression to the popu lar will, but to thwart it in every way possible.” CUBS WORKING OUT. New Orleans, March 4.—Twenty members of the Chicago National league baseball club arrived Ihere to day. All gathered at. Pelican park this afternoon for a light workout. It was stated that Pitcher Mordeeal Brown would arrive within a few days. The New Orleans Southern league i team is due here next Thursday from I Panama. TESTIMONY LITTLE FOLKS TELL OF WORK JNG CONDITIONS AT THE LAW RENCE TEXITLE MILLS. Relate Stories of Hunger and Desper ate Working Conditions of Men, Women and Children and of the Strike. Washington, March 4.--Girls and boys, 14 and 15 years old, striking mill workers from Lawrence, Mass., testified today before the house com mittee on rules, which is considering a resolution to investigate conditions which followed attempts to send chil dren from the strike-ridden city. Childreu told of working long lliours for low wages, how they had to pay the American Woolen Company 5 cents a week for drinking water, which they described as “canal wa ter." Some of them told of seeing women beaten by police and children knocked down and hurled into wag ons’ “like bundles of rags" at Law rence a week ago Saturday. Representative Berger and Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, were again be fore the committee. Both made statements about the rival union con dition at Lawrence and both were cautioned against the use of person alities. After tflie testimony of seven or eight children had been taken. Max Bogatin, a salesman of Philadelphia, one of the socialist committee which went to Lawrence to accompany the strikers' children to homes in Penn sylvania, was questioned as to the charges of disorder and brutality at the Lawrence depot. He declared a soldier tried to keep him in the sta tion by guarding the door wltih a bayonet. -—■ “I saw the soldiers pick the chil dren by the legs like they were rags,” he said, “and I saw one woman chok ed by a soldier. I was beaten by one of the policeman and still have wounds on my back where they beat me.” Miss Jane Bock, also of Philadel phia committee, corroborated much of Bogatin’s testimony. Samuel Golden, 16 years old, testi fied he received $1.64 for three days’ work and never made more tlhan $5.10 in a week. He said children paid 5 cents a week for drinking water whether they drank it or not, and were docked an hour’s pay if they were late. His father never made more than $!» a week, he said. He saw ‘one policeman grab a woman by the throat and hit her with a club,” he said. Charles Vasierskie. 15 years old. said he went to sctiool until he was 14 and then went to work. “I would have kept on at school but we didn't have enough to eat,” he said. "Do you ever go hungry?" "Sometimes; we never have at; butter." John Bolderer, 15 years old. a L'. thunian, said he got $5.10 a week and so did his father. •‘Would you like to go to school?” asked Representative l^enroot. "Yes, but I have to work and it’s (hard. We can’t eat bread and water all the time." "How often do you have only wa ter?” "Some times for two days at a time.” "How often do you have meat?” "Once a week." "Not oftener?” "No, we have bread and molasses and sometimes beans.” Victoria Weimaryzk, 11 years old. was the first girl witness. She said she was one of eight children. She testified to the riot at the depot. *‘Do you get enough to eat?” Vic toria was asked. "When we were all working I did." Several other children testified. "There has been some question," said President Gompers, in ibis argu ment before the committee, “as to the authority of this committee to make this inquiry into conditions at I^awrenoe, “I think the alleged fact of inter ference of authorities of the law of Massachusetts with children leaving '^awrenc^r is of sufficient importance to warrant the investigation. It lias been stated that some children were taken from Lawrence without con sent of their parents. If tiliis was done it was wrong, but where parents desired that their children have the opportunity of homes elsewhere, there was a violation of constitution al rights." MRS. GENTRY TESTIFIES. Tells How She Spent Night of Mur der of Husband. Oklahoma City, Okla., March 4.— Mrs. Alverta Gentry, who is charged with the murder of her husband. Thomas Gentry, followed Jesse Mack ey on the stand late this afternoon, and occupied about half an hour in tellVig where and! how she spent the evening and night of the murder. She testified tliow she met Mackey on her way home in the evening, and that Mackey took her to a local hotel, w'here they reserved a room, and how she spent the rest of the evening with women friends at picture shows and riding until she met Mackey again on her way home, wliio took her back to the hotel, where they met bei brother, Maurice Welghtman, with whom Mackey stayed. SPLAINE IS ARRAIGNED. New York, March 4.—James Splaine, one of the participants in the recent $25,000 taxicab robbery, hav ing been indicted only this morning, was arraigned this afternoon in the court of general sessions, and plead ed guilty to tlhree counts, robbery in the first degree, grand larceny and assault. Mattee Abarne and Robert Dileo, under arrest with Splaine, en tered pleas of not guilty. Splaine was sent to the Tombs pending sen tence. PLEADS UNWRITTEN LAW Alton, 111., March 4.—Gus Tucker, a negro charged with stealing chick ens, a felony, pleaded the unwritten law when called for trial before Cir cuit Judge Crow today. He told the comd-he .stole the chickens from the negro who stole his wife and that the did not think he had done wrong. Judge Crow and the state’s attor ney changed the charge to petit lar ceny and Tucker was sentenced to jail. ENGLISH COAL STRIKE. Government Still Hopes to Obtain Amicable Settlement. London, March 4.—It is quite im possible to hazard a guess as to the probable duration of the coal strike. James liardie, the independent labor member of parliament, expresses the opinion that the Btrike will end in a triumph for the miners within ten days, but that the men "must be pre pared to remain on strike for six weeks. Premier Asquith’s statement in the house of commons today, gave no new information and was only interesting as showing that the government had lost hope of bringing the disputants together. No disorder has been reported in any direction but every hour brings fresh evidence of the universal tie up and inconvenience to national life caused by the strike. AMERICANS LEAVE MEXICO. Tucson, Ariz., March 4.—Acting to accordance witlh President Taft’s [ proclamation to Americans to leave Mexico at the first ominous sign, a car occupied by American women and children from Guayamas, and cities farther south, arrived here today. Railroad section gangs between CSulfacen and Mazatlan have quit work, except one band protected by a guard of 50 rurales. MANDOT BEATS REDMOND. Memphis, Tenn., March 4.—Joe Mandot of New Orleans was awarded the decision over Jack Red maud of Milwaukee at the end of % fast eight round bout tonight. Mandot both out-fought and out boxed tihe Milwaukee man and except for two rounds, which were even, the advantage was in favor of Mandot who left the ring practically unmark ed while Redmond's face was swollen and bleeding. Several times Mandot staggered his opponent but was un able to score a knock-down. Red mond clinched repeatedly and devot ed himself principally to in-fighting. BEGIN MARCH OROZCO AND CAMPA JOIN FORCES AND OCCUPY CITY OF CHI HUAHUA JOINTLY. With Villa and Salazar More Than Five Thousand Rebels Will Start at Once for the Capture of Mexico City. El Paso, Texas, March 4.—The van guard of General Campa’s rebel army which left Juarez yesterday, joined forces with General Pascual Orozco vi the city of Chihuahua this aft ernoon. General Campa, with a detachment I of the troops, remained a few miles I out of that city, awaiting the arrival of General Sala/.ar, the commander in chief, who left Juarez at 10 o’clock tonight with 150 men. Gen eral Antonio Rojas, with about 300 men, remained to garrison Juarez. President Taft’s proclamation of warning to Americans In Mexico wae reported to Diave started an exodus from Chihuahua. The Herald, in an extra edition to night prints the following dated today from its correspondent in Chihuahua: “The tide has turned completely. It became known definitely today that there is an unanimous sentiment i against Madero throughout the state of Chlhuefhua and that, using this state as the fpeus, the movement against the present government is crystallized. Priefly the plan is as follows: "In four days General Pascual Oroz co is to leave for Mexico City. "The troops now In Chihuahua re inforced by the rebels from the north and those now being constantly re cruited at. Chihuahua, make, by con servative estimate, 5,000 troops that will march on the Mexican capital be fore this week ends. All parties in Chihuahua have combined against the present administration. Men from the wealthiest classes, also professional men and working men are openly declaring against the incumbent. These will join Orozco in large numbers and march through to Mex ico City. ‘‘A million dollars have been suit scribed by bankers, business men and ranchmen to unseat Madero. ‘‘The money power of tilie state will rest, entirely with Madero's former Chihuahua army officers. “'Order in Chihuahua is perfect Hanks and stores are open and there is manifest a spirit of greates friendliness and unity. Trains will be running through from Chihuahua to Juarez shortly.” Rebels Reach Chihuahua. El Paso, Texas, March 4.—E. S. Plumb and two companions who left the city of Chihusama by automobile at 6 o’clock last night brought word that the purport of President Taft’s proclamation requesting Americans in disturbed sections of Mexico to leave the country had been received there and that a considerable exodus was in prospect. In the skirmish yesterday between Pascual Orozco's force of rebels which hold the city of Chihuahua, and Colonel Villa’s federals, it is said Orozca lost one man killed and one wounded. Villas loss was not learn ed. Colonel Villa has been In camp at Fresno, about eight miles out of the city, on the railroad, where he has locomotives and other rolling l stock. He moved his force, said to ! number 1,260, to a cattle corral, three ! miles from the city. It was on this field tlhat the first brush beween fed eral and the Maderlslas under Oroz co occurred shortly after the outbreak of the anti-I)iaz revolution. Orozco with 600 hien deployed through the low hill to meet Villa, Firing was at long range, and Villa eventually retired. At 5 o'clock in the evening there was resumed shooting and It was said to have been done by nervous sentries. Americans In Chihuahua are in a predicament. They are as safe at home as in traveling soutih. and the only present means of moving north is by horfcie and automobile. The supply of both is scant. There is no panic, but the undercurrent of alarm is said to be keen. Orozco is dolug his best to reassure all residents of their safety, natives and foreigners alike. General Salazar said tonight he would start running passenger trains on the Mexican Central between Jua rez and Chihuahua within a few days to remove from the disaffected district such foreigners as witlhed to leave and that he would continue regular service Independent of the na tional lines of which the Central Is a part. The track is complete be tween the two cities. He added that he expected to tjoin Campa otnorrow. , A report was received over the railroad telegraph line tonight that a portion of Villa’s force deserted to Orozco last niglht. According to Alberto Terrazas, for mer governor of the state of Chihua hua under President Diaz, and who Is now in this city, the forces under Villa are improperly styled federals. He says this force Is composed of personal followers of Villa and that they are loyal to anyone to whom their chief subscribes allegiance. The remnant of the federal garrison of Chihuahua is said to be enrolled un der Orozco. Orozco telegraphed General Kojas at Juarez that he had liberated his former comrades who have been lan guishing in the penitentiary at Chi huahua. Villa la Cautious. With Insurrecto Troop Trains, Gal lego, Mexico, vio El Paso, 6 p.m., March 4.—Colonel Emilio Campa, at the head of the 600 Vasquistas wlio left Juarez, yesterday afternoon, brougflu the three sections of his train to a halt here this morning and later exchanged messages by telegraph with Pa&cual Orozco who announced that he was at the head of 600 inpur rectos !»n the city of Chihuahua. | Orozco urged Campa to move into ; the city, but the latter seemed to wish to pnxeed witlh caution to avoid possible traps. There were rumors in camp t|^it Orozco might be wav ering back to Ills old Madero alle giance, but while Colonel Campa was inclined to attach little value to the gossip, he determined to proceed with all possible circumspection. He said he might leave this point, which is 3.‘! miles fro mChihuahua, and approadh the environs of the state capital tonight. He said lie would not move into the city isntil General Salazar, who remained at Juarez yesterday, arriv ed witn 300 more men. Salazar u expected tomorrow. Orozco's fight with Colonel I’ancho Villa yesterda was reported to have been brief and uneventful. KIMMEL IS NOT KIMMEL. Jury in Mystery Case Returns Ver diet on Point of Identity. St./Louis, March 4.---The Kimmel Limy today decided the issue of great est public Interest in the famous I identity mystery, and $35,!'00 insur | ance contest, when it reported tliut the Kimmel claimant, known as An drew J. White, en ex-convict, put for ward by a life insurance company of New York, was not George A. Kim mel. Hut the Jury stated it could not agree on the vital lrsue of the suit —whether tieorge ,A. Kiramel was dead or alive in March 1904, when the present suit was filed. This meant that the jury would not accept John H. Swinney’s astonishing storji. of Kimmel’s violent deatin In an Ore gon forest while returning from a hunt for hurled gold. It also'meant that the jurors could not decide whether, aside from Swin ney’s story, the evidence pointed con clusively to Kimmel’s death and thus entitled the plaintiff, the receiver of a Niles, Mich., hank, to collect $5,0W) of Kimmel's $5,000 insurance from the insurance company. The jury was then sent back to its deliberations and Judge Amidon an nounced he would receive the verdict in the morning, if an agreement was readhed. LEWIS JURY COMPLETE. St, Louis, March 4.—Counsel for the government and for the defense agreed on the twelfth juror shortly before the United States district court adjourned this afternoon and Judge Amidon will commence hear ing testimony tomorrow morning in the case of E. C. Lewis, charged with fraudulent use of the malls In connec tion with his University City inter ests. INVESTIGATE PATRONAGE SENATOR BRISTOW HURLS FIRE BRANDS IN SENATE IN WAY OF CAMPAIGN PROBE. /^-sks Investigation of President Taft’s Activities in Federal Patronage and Solicitation of Cam paign Funds. Washington, March 4.—Senator Bristow of Kansas tossed a firebrand Into tflie senate today when he intro duced a resolution, apparently aimed at President Taft, urging an inquiry Into the reports that, ten nomina tions of federal office holders In North Carolina had recently been withdrawn by the president, to in fluence politleiMJB in lliat state. The inquiry also would be directed to learn if postoft'ice inspectors were being sent through the country as po litical emissaries, and if postmasters were being threatened with removal if they failed to support certain can didates. Senator Bristow read to the senn a a letter from Postmaster George R. Lewis of Bessemer, Ala., which charged that Postmaster Truman H. Aldrich, recently appointed at Bir mingham, and other federal officers with political activity on behalf of President Taft. Senator Bristow did not get the letter before the senate, however, without some inconvenience. Senator Guliinger objected to its be ing read by the clerk; thereupon Sen ator Bristow called for the letter and read it himself. Postmaster Lewis' letter was to Postofflce /Inspector W. J. Maries, replying to tlhe Inspector’s charge that he had been guilt)! of political activity In December, 1910, and May, 1911. It is dated February 24. Lewis began his letter by saying that Maries had appeared in Birming ham two days after he (Lewis) had voted for resolutions indorsing Col onel Roosevelt. Maries arrived, he said, at the time when a political meeting was being held, and when "it was a matter of public notoriety that federal office holders In the southern states, especially Alabama, are a mass of seeilhing political ac tivity.” He charged the inspector with “shutting his eyes to the most fla grant examples of pernicious political activity in behalf of President Taft, while you direct the searchlight of your Investigations along these lines only against a few postmasters who have expressed a preference to Roosevelt.” Among otftier things. Lewis charged that Postmaster Aklrich attended a meeting of the republican district ex ecutive committee and this is Lewis’ version of what happened: "When it was developed on the roll call that 16 members of the committee stood in favor of indorsing Roosevelt for president, and 11 mem bers were opposed, with those 11 mem bers, Aldrich withdrew from the floor of the committee and at the time of his withdrawal became so excited that he shook his fist at a | member of the committee and slated I that he 'would settle with him out* | side.' In addition to this Aldrich lias been writing letters to postmas ters and others over this district en deavoring to line them up in opposi tion to Colonel Roosevelt and in fa vor ot President Taft. "If you are desirous of pursuing this investigation as to peruklous po litical activity, in an unbiased way along proper and legitimate lines you can easily ascertain and 1 shall fur nMb you with witnesses from whom you can ascertain the facts, that on the morning before the meeting of the committee in Birmingham, two postmasters, N. L. Wilson of Block ton, Ala., and M. C. Puller of Cen terville, Ala., members of the com mittee, came to the law office of Judge Oscar R. Hundley. In Birming ham, where A. L. Elam, a member of the committee from Bibb county, was in consultation with Hundley and other friends of Colonel Roosevelt,* when they requested a private inter view with Elam and Judge Hundley tendered a room in his office where iBiey could have their private inter Coutinued on Page Two.