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THE WEATHER. Waahlngtoft, March 5.*—Porecaat for Arkanaaa: Fair, riaing temperature Wednesday and probably Thuraday. 1 FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. But Two Papera in the State Have this Service. THE NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS. THE SENTINEL RECORD IS T& ONLY PAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THhj FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME 36. HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 6, 1912. No. 132. ROOSEVELT’S CHALLENGE WANTS TAFT TO SUBMIT CANDI DACY TO THE PEOPLE IN EV ERY STATE OF UMION. Taft'* Manager Want* Further Infor mation Before He Pledge* Hi* Chief to a Te*t of the Voting Strength of People. Washington, March 5.—Senator Jo seph M. Dixon, chairman of tlhe Roosevelt executive committee, today challenged the Taft campaign forces “to a test by means of primaries in every state In the Union.” Senator Dixon convoyed the proposal in a letter to Representative William B. McKinley, director of the national Taft bureau. Director McKinley tonight sent a letter to Senator Dixon asking if the proposal ivere made with the author ity of Colonel Roosevelt, tVid also asking if Senator Dixon were acting as chairman of the Roosevelt execu tive committee, either by, selection or authority of the colonel. Senator Dixon's letter was as fol lows: “My Dear Mr. McKlniey: For tfne purpose of determining definitely whether the republican voters of the county desire Colonel Theodore Hoosevelt "of President Taft as their candidate in the approaching presi dential campaign, I hereby challenge you a test by means of primaries in every state'in the Union." Senator Dixon states that the ob vious purpose of both the republican campaign committees to elect a re publican next fall; that both are in terested primarily In tlhe success of the party, and that the first requisite to such success is to choose the can didate with the greatest popularity. “We ought to have a free and vol untary expresalon of opinion directly from the voters who will carry the ballots that will determine finally the verdict at the polls,” the letter con finues. "Tlhe time to find out what the voters want is before the nomi nation is made, rather than after ward. It will be too late after the convention is held.” Senator Dixon states that the re publican national committee was not justified in leaving the primary ques tion to the action of the states. "in every state and district In the Unlrn, proper arrangements can be made and effectively carried out,’’ be says, “for securing a free and vol untary expression of the will of the republican voters. If It cannot be done by a statewide primary which would be preferable, it can be ar ranged for districts under tlho super vision of proper committees.’’ The letter calls attention to the va rious states where arrangements have or are being made for primaries, and adds: “With your co-operation, similar arrangements, no doubt, can be ef fected in all other states where leg islatures are not now considering the enactment of presidential primary laws. I am informed that Vi several states where the presidential prefer ence primary question is awaiting legislative action the influence of men who are working with you is cast de terminedly in opposition. Your co operation with me in such stateB no doubt would result in the enactment of tfliese laws, and a considerable spread thereby of the presidential preference primary under direct legal sanction by the states. "Let me call your attention again to the fact that Colonel Roosevelt has declared repeatedly that he is not an active candidate for the nomi nation, but will accept It if it comes to him as the demand of the voters of the party. His letter to Mr. Moore of Pittsburg, sent out by your head quarters last night and published in the newspapers Uhls morning, is au additional proof of this attitude and of the fact that in now saying he will accept the nomination under the con ditions specified, he is merely re sponding to a popular demand. "The voters of the country have au unquestionable right to express thebr desire and I sincerely trust you will accept this challenge and picpar® to co-operate with me In the arrange ment of sucto primaries. "Commissioned officers are neces # sary to direct an army, but It is the rank and file that wins the victo ries. Respectfully yours, “JOSEPH M. DIXON.” Director McKinley's letter in reply was Grief. He wrote: “I am just in receipt of your letter of the 5th instant, delivered by spe- j cial messenger. Since you are pleas ed to apply to your communication so grave a term as challenge, it be comes somewhat important to have our respective relations to candidates , made clear at the outset. "I woind, therefore, say that I have beau asked by President Taft to act as director of a bureau with head quarters in Washington, organized for the purpose of securing his re-nomlna tion for a second term. Before an swering your challenge * desire to know whether you are acting e chairman of the Roosevelt executive committee, either by selection or by authority of Mr. Roosevelt, and also whether your so-called challenge was issued by authority of Mr. Roosevelt, whose nomination for a third term as president, 1 understand you and your organization are attempting to secure. Respectfully yours. "WILLIAM. B. M’KINLBY, “Director National Taft Bureau.” ATTACKS P. O. DEPARTMENT. National Civic Federation Diecoeses Ruling. — Washington, March 5.—The postof fice department was a target for prom inent speakers at the twelfth annual convention of the National Civic Fed eration which began here today. Attacks on the executive order which prohibits the appeal of gov ernment employes to congress or con gressmen in questions affecting wages and working conditions were made by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, and Representative Lloyd of Missouri, a member of the house committee on. postofftce8 and post roads. Second Assistant Postmaster G< era! Joseph Stewart, who had pre ceded those speakers, returned t«f the platform and vigorously defended the department and the poatmaster gen eral. A lively colloquy, which ensued between Mr. Stewart, Mr. Gompers and Mr. Lloyd over the interpreta tion of the order, was terminated abruptly by the chairman ruling the proceeding out of order. BOWLING CONGRESS. Leaders Lose Places Won in Early Minor Events. Chicago, March 5.—Leaders in the minor events In the American bowl ing congress tournamwit were dis placed today. Arthur Swanson and Albert Sallan dor of Chicago, with a score of 1,226, went into the lead of the two-men teams. iSwanson also went to the front in the individual event with while his partner. Sal lander, took the lead in all events with a total of 1,838 pins. / Sailander's work in the doubles was of championship class. Swanson ! landed 575 with two errors and three “railroads” for his share of the dou bles. JHis partner made 607 in the singles, wlhich placed hitu in fourth place. In the doubles Sallander dropped 651 pins, the best game series rolled here thus far. ARBITRATION TREATIES. Washington, March 5.—Four hours' debate in hhe senate today seemed to indicate that the pending arbitration treaties with England e«d France probabty would bp ratified late to morrow. The target for the opponents of the treaties is the much discussed clause 3 of article 8. Around the culase ranges the running fire of amend ments, ratification resolutions and the ieal fight upon the treaties them selves. KIM MEL JURY DISAGREES. St. ijouis, March 5.—The third hearing of the Kiiumel identity mys tery and insurance contest ended in a mistrial this afternoon when the jury, which has been out 73 hours, was discharged by Federal Judge Amidon. The judge's action was tak en after the juror* had made state ments that showed not only that there Was 20 hope of . agreement but that bitter personal animosity was flSVSl' oping between two factions of the jury. REBEL CHIEFS CONSOLIDATE -- |Wi» ' FIGUEROA THE LATEST LEADER TO TURN AGAINST HIS FOR MER CHIEF, MADERO. Latter Make* Frenzied Verbal Attack on Orozco—Impresses Military Students as Officers to Punish Him. Mexico City, March 5.—The exodus of foreigners continued unabated to night. The regular north-bound train via I^aredo carried two extra sleep ing cars in addition to the twb regu lar ones and several extra day coach es, with all available space occupied. The trains left in two sections. One of the sleepers was filled almost en tirely with women and children from £1 Oro, a mining camp a hundred miles northwest of here. The rail road company, anticipating a possible greater rush for the border in days to come, is conserving its Pullman equipment, adding extra cars only when they can be filled to capacity. Railway officials, however, appear to have «o fear that the demand will exceed their ability to meet it. It is safe to say that fully two thirds of foreign women and dhil dren have left or have made all prep arations to leave and many of the wealthy Mexican families are likewise departing. » Members of the German and Brit ish colonies held meetings last night and today to discuss methods of pro cedure for self-defense if it should become necessary. !sy definite plan had been arrived at tonight. It was semi-ifficially admitted to day that Orozco has gone over to the enemy. His desertion was said to be no great surprise to Madero for the reason that tflje ex-revolution on his last visit to the capltol de manded and was refuspd 50/000 pesos to make up 100,000 pesos which he claimed the loss and damage sustain ed by him on account of the previous revolution. Fifty thousand, it was al leged, had already been paid to him on this account. He was said to have left the capitol in a highly dissatis fied frame of mind, wthen he return ed to Chihuahua, and soon thereafter tendered his resignation as chief of the Maderista forces. Madero worked himself into a pas sion in the course of an address to about 100 students from the military academy at the national palace today over the disloyalty of Orozco. Inci dentally, he gave the first offiefef acknowledgement that hfs erstwhile chief (had deserted the Madero stan dard. In exhorting the students to ful fill their patriotic mission maufully, he held Orozco up to scorn as a tral i tor and an ingrate. "He has ridiculed the constitution al authority of the nation" said the president, in an excited tone. "He thinks he can lightly toss aside the obligation of hia allegiance but I am going to punish him for (his folly. I am sending you to administer the cas tlgnaticn his conduct merits." The cadets were fourth year stu dents from the capital. About 70 of them have received commissions and will leave at once for the campaigu against Orozco. Figueroa Joins Rebels. Ambrosia Figueroa, Madero’s trust ed chief of rurales in Guerrero and Morelos, and during the previous rev olution his greatest ally In the south, Is reported tonight to he in revolt. Tbe new s of Orozco's change of front caused a sensation among tlhe south ern Medaristas, 1,500 or whom have re-enlisted under the banner of the new revolution. Orozco and Figue roa, according to dispatches from Cuernavaca, have long been in oom mrntcation and the Guerrero leader is said to have known for some days of the former's intention to desert 11a dero. Figueroa’s personal grievance is al leged to be the president’s action In listening to a proposal from Jesus Salgado, the Gnerrero rebel, whom Figueroa had been fighting for many weeks, that Figueroa be retired from a promise of the other > Salgado is said to have his promise me**it noth Parley With Orozco. Camp of lnsurrectos, Suaz, Chihua hua, Mexico, March 5.—(5:10 p.m.)— The rebel general, Salazar, who ar rived here this morning, and General Cam pa, have not committed them selves fully as to Paacual Orozco, the insurreeto commandant In Chi huahua, 13 miles miles south of here. The reason for tilieir distrust is not fully apparent, but on the surface it appears that they are not convinced that Orozco's announced desertion to the rebels is not merely the mask of a leader still devoted to President Madero. Tills morning Orozco sent an invi tation to General Salazar and his troops to enter Chihuahua to take the oath of fealty to the rebellion. Sala zar countered with a proposition that Orozco visit Eauz and himself take tilie oath. Orozco replied that he dar ed not leave Chihuahua and repeated his original invitation. A council of war was held, at which it was decided to approach lat , er in the day to the outskirts of Chi huahua and to halt there until the ex act status of Orozco and his men could be definitely determined. De tachments of tlhe Salazar contingent have been close to the city, but have not remained, leading to premature announcement that the vanguard of the Juarez column had entered the i city. As a matter of fact, it was merely a reconnoisance in force. It is reported In camp, but the re port cf<mot be confirmed, that the difference between Orozco and Sala zar is over the matter of supreme command of the northern forces. Both leaders are said to covet the distinc tion and it is asserted (that it is Oroz co's ambition rather than to his loy alty to the rebel cause which is dis trusted. DEMOCRATS CLASH. Spirited Debate on Free Sugar Tariff Bill in House. Washington, March G.—A spirited clash among democratic members of the house over the free sugar tariff bill reported today, marked consider ation of the agricultural appropria tion bill. Representative Garner of Texas, democrat, sought to have adopted an amendment to The agri cultural measure, providing $5,000 for investigation and experiments wltfti sugar producing plants in the Rio Grande valley in Texas. Representative Martin of Golora" do, democrat, offered a sob-amend ment to grant that amount to the state of Colorado. He arraigned Rep resentative Garner for endeavoring to curry political favor with his con stituents at the expense of the gov ernment. ENGLISH COAL STRIKE. London, March 5.—While the many meetings held during the day by the different, parties most closely con cerned in the coal strike were witlh out result, it was reported tonight that the efforts of Sir George R. Ask-' with, the representative of the hoard of trade, in association with the re cently formed conciliation commit tee promise a reasonable prospect of the resumption of negotiations tomor row looking to mediation with some hope of success. Nothing definite can he ascertained but the Indications point to a more conciliatory attitude all around aud it is said that the government is hope ful that tflie strike will end within a week. TRIAL OF PACKERS. Chicago, March 5.—The govern ment expects to rest in the trial of (the ten meat packers charged with criminal violation of the Sherman law, either tomorrow or Thursday. The trial judge, which began De cember 6, was materially Shortened today, when both sides agreed to have read to the jury stipulated cor porate statements, describing tho or ganization and financial condition of the four companies controlled by the defendants, instead of calling a score of witnesses to prove the facts. WHITNEY BEATS HAYES. Atlanta, Ga„ March 5.—Frank Whit ney of Chicago was given a newspaper decision over Grover Hayes of Colnm bus, Ohio, at the end of a 10-round bout here tonight. The sixth and sev enth rounds went to Hayes, the sec ond was eveu, but in the otihers Whit ney has his own way with Hayes. GIRL STRUCK A WITH HER MUFF AND WAS FINED $10 FOR ASSAULT, DURING LAWRENCE STRIKE. Child Striker* Continue Their Testi mony Before Committee—Mrs, Taft an Interested Witness of yie Hearing. Washington, March 5.—C. F. Lynch, commissioner of public safety at Law rence, Mass,, who has charge of the police department there, today told the ihouse rules committee, which is hearing testimony on conditions In the mill strike in that city, that he did not know by what authority of law, women with babies in arms had been taken to the police station, after the riot at the depot. Under questioning by Representa tive Stanley, Lynch said none of tire parents Iliad appealed to him against tlheir children being taken away but he understood from one of his police captains that all of them did not have permission to leave. “Did you see In the jail after the struggle at the depot, women and children and women with babies in arms?” asked Representative Stan ley. “Yes, I saw them there, but they were not in jail.” ".How were they restrained? Were they not free to go if they wrnted to?” “They were brought llhere to lie held until their cases and been dis posed of.” “They were brought there by the | police then, and did you ask any of these others wiletner they were in carcerated because they had tried to keep their children from being kid naped or because tOiey tried to send them away?” ‘‘No, f did not,” replied Lynch.” "By what warrant were these moth ers and children there?” ‘‘I didn’t know that the law wa on that subject." "Well, then, just why w’ere they ar rested?” persisted Mr. Stanley. "I don't think they were, and I didn’t know at the station whether tfhey were mothers or not,” replied Lynch. His testimony ended there and he will be put on the stand tomorrow. The child strikers who were brought on before the committee to testify Jo its bearings on the two congressional resolutions of investigations of con ditions at Lawrence, concluded their testimony today, and members of the Citizens’ committee of Lawrence were heard. Lynch appeared as the first. Mrs. William H. Taft attended the hearing and gave close attention to tflie testimony of the riot at the sta tion. Max Bogatin of Philadelphia, a wit ness yesterday, reculled today, said he had seen babies, little boys und girls in cells locked up. Women ar rested in the riot, he said, had been fined $1 for blocking the sidewalk. George E. Rower Jr., a Boston at torney, appearing for the strike com mittee, declared he had difficulty in getting court officials to show to him complaints against the children. Josephine Liss, a striker, testified | that when (the went out for a walk, a soldier stopped her with a bayonet and swore at her. Then she struck him with her muff and was arrested for assault, locked up and fined $10. On another occasion, she testified, she had seen a woman struck on the head by a policeman with a club, and had seen men beaten until their heads were covered with blood. The hearing will be continued to morrow. Representative Berger reserved the right to call othe# witnesses from the ranks of the strikers. MURDERERS SENTENCED. Men Win Killed Chicago Woman Get Long Sentences. Chicago, March 5.—Lsfe imprison ment for George Rabenau, and 25 years in Mhe penitentiary for John Stacey and William R. Channell, found guilty of the murder of Mrs. IBdmund Kaufman on the night of r>e eember 2, 1911, was the verdict to day of a jury. All the defendants told of the wild rido lu a stolen automobile, whicl culminated in the attempted robbery and final killing of Mrs. Kaufman, who was nearing hor home with her husband when they were attacked. FRANKLIN CONFESSED. Says Bribery Money Was Given to Him by Darrow. i.os Angeles, Cal.. March 5.—Clar ence S. Harrow, the McNamara's at torney, today was given possession of testimony given by Bert H. Franklin before the grand jury which indict ed Darrow on the charge of jury brib ing. This consisted of evte question and answer, according to Assistant District Attorney Ford, as follows: "Was the money you paid Robert F. Bain furnished by Clarence S. Dar row?” was the question. "Yes," was Franklin's answer. Franklin recently was fined $l,tM>0 after pleading guilty to the charge of attempting to influence Bain, th< first sworn juror in the trial. TAFT GETTING BUSY. Washington, March 5.—President Taft called off the regular meeting j of the cabinet today, cancelled his ! calling list and Hpent the time in his study in the white house proper, d< voting most of his attention to cor respondence and p'eparing drafts of some of the speeches he will deliver on his trip to Toledo and Chicago the last of the week. REJECT MINERS’ WAGE SCALE. New York, March 5.—The anthra cite coal miners’ demrnds for in creased pay, recognition of the union, a MHcrter working day and other changes were unanimously rejected this afternoon by 4' operators. The operators adjourned sine die after appointing a committee to ac quaint the United Mine Workers ol America with their decision. This committee was clothed with full pow er to act and will formulate its reply Monday for presentation to the min ers March 13. KILLS BROTHER-IN-LAW. Austin, Texas, Mardh 5.—Anger' '« consequence of a dispute over a game of dominoes, Dan Miller, a young farmer of Creedmor, a few miles north of here, shot and killed Alex Parker, a boy of 15 years, Just before nightfall today. Two shots from a .41-callbre pinto! took effect. Miller came to (ho city and was ar rested by Sheriff Matthews. The two young men were brothers-in-law. WOMEN FOR ROOSEVELT. Sunnyside, Wash., March 5.—The first Roosevelt club of women voters so far as is known in the United States, has been formed here. A full corps of officers was elected and a campaign in behalf of the colonel's candidacy decided upon. CANCEL ARKANSAS GAME. Urbana, VI., March 5.—The annual Waster trip of tlhc University of Illi nois baseball team lo Fayetteville, Ark., to play the University of Ar j Kansas team Was definitely called off j today. The 1 llinois team has made a numbei* of trips to Arkansas, and this year decided to seek some new points vn the South. The team probably will play games at Knoxville and Nash ville, Tenu. OCEAN LINERS TIED UP. Southampton. England, March 5.— The sailings of the American line steamships Philadelphia tvid New York, from this port, for New York on March 13 and 20, respectively, have been cancelled, as a result of the coal strike. DYNAMITE INVESTIGATION, Los Angeles, Cal., March 5. That the dynamite investigation, which was resumed by the federal grand jury today, might be more general than heretofore, was indicated by the presence of Witnesses from widely separated parts of the United 8tates. Among thobe called before the jury were residents of St. Louis, Indian apolis, Chicago and Seattle. HORSE SHOW OPEN TODAY. WEATHER PERMITTING, BIG SO CIAL FEATURE WILL BEGIN AT OAKLAWN. Every Day of the Program Will Be Carried Out, Even if Postpone ments Are Necessary—The daises and Entries. This afternoon at 'J o'clock at the beautiful Oaklawn track, nhe first annual Hot Springs hoise show will make Its formal debut to the people of this city and the thousands of vis itors now here from all parts of the country. The feature had been planned tvid arranged for, the grand opening to have taken place yesterday, but as the weather was such as to make the opening; impossible, Manager Barnes announced the postponement, with Die further information that post-* ponements would be taken daily as often as necessary, but that every day or the big program arranged would be carried out. in time. The gates will be open at. 1:30 o'clock, and the Central avenue car service will be specially arranged for this occasion. The program for the opening day serves for the Introduction of some of the best horses Vi this country, as will be observed by the appended pro gram. A special band will be in at tendance, the boxes will be gaily dec orated, and the event promises to open under most auspicious circum stances unless the Weather Man in terferes. The program for the opening day is as follows: Class No. 0. 2 p. m.. Judging run about lliotses. Horses V) harness. Entries—Honor Girl, Mrs. Walsh, New York; Ro>al Regent, O. J. Mooers, Columbia, ' Mo.; Advance Guard, O. J. Mooers, Columbia, Mo.: Beaucaire, Lula Long. Kansas City; Gipsy Queen, Chris l.edwidge. Hot Springs. Class No. 16.-^Judging pair high steppers. Entries—Cleveland Keade, Choco late Soldier, O. J. Mooers, Columbia. Mo.; Illustration and Demonstration, Lula Long, Kansas City; Revelation and Hesitation, Lula Long, Kansas City. • Class No. 9 — Judging harness horses, single. Entries—Honor Bright, Mrs. Walsh, New York; Honor Boy, Mrs. Walsh; The Chocolate Soldier, O. J. Mooers; Not named, O. J. Moo«r»; Beaucaire, Lula Long; Animation, Lula lamg; Woodhatch. Class No. 36—Judging gaited sad dle horses. Five gaits. Kymokan, Lula Long; Kentucky Lad, Lula Long; Dr. Duke, Chris Led widge; Sweet Marie, Cooper Bros.; Teddy R., Cooper Bros. Class No. 21 “A”—Judging Four-In Hand. Park team. Entries — Revelation, Hesitation. •Condemnation and Temptation, Lula Long; Woodland, Ciaytcn, King and Queen, Chris Ledwltige; Not named, Cooper Bros. Class No. 32—Judging three-gait ed saddle Biorses. Walk, trot and canter. Entries— Dr. Duke, Chris Ledwidge; Helen Idlewood, Hook and Wood, Bar is. Mo.; Gipsy 1-ove, O. J. Mooers; Flirting Princess, O. J. Mooors. Class No. 23 Judging Tandem teams. Horses in harness. Tandems. Honor Bright and Honor Boy. Mrs. C. B. Walsh; Advance Guard and | Gipsy Love, O. J. .Mooers; Chocolate I Soldier and Flirting Princess, O. J. Mooers; Not named, Luia long; Sampson and Sigsbee. Cooper Bros. SEATTLE ELECTION. Seattle, Wash., March 5,—With re turns in from oue-fourtli of the city, George W. Cotter ill, municipal own ership and single tax candidate for mayor, has a lead of more than 200 votes over Hiram C< Gill* ‘‘oimsu town” candidate, who was recalled a year ago and who sought vindication in the present campaign. In the precincts that have reported are many of the UBi strongholds. Cot teriil supporters claim a majority of more than 2,000 for their candidate.