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Washington, March 9.—Forecaat for Arkansas: Increasing cloudiness Sun day; Monday, rain. 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. TWELVE PAGES HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1912. TWELVE PAGES NO. 135. PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENT TAFT GIVES A NEW DEFINITION OF PROGRESS IVE MOVEMENT. Say* It Ha* Assumed the Character of a Crusade and in Some Instances the Proposed Remedy Is Worse Than the Disease. Chicago, March !l President Taft tonight have a new definition of a ] "political progressive” in a speech at I the banquet of the Swedish-A merit an ! repnlMiean league of Chicago. He eliminated from consideration as real progressive* those who look to social inn for relief from present.day evils in government, declared I hat his Hits- j linguished piedecessor deserved most j of Hie credit for awakening the pub-j lie to the need cor action and argued ' that '‘progressive is that progressive j does,” pointing to some of the achieve ments of his administration as proof that it has qualified under that defi nition. "The term ‘progressives.’ " said the president, "includes all of those who have been moved to efforts of reform by the necessity for legislative and governmental action to deprive corpo rate capital and undue vested privi lege of its political power and to bring about proper popular and gov ernrnental control and regulation of the use of capital in legitimate ave nues p.id for legitimate purposes, the president said: The progressive movement has as sumed the character of a crusade and nuyiy radical remedies were sug gested, the carrying out of which would only be less destructive than the threatened fatal course of the dis ease. There were many, who had long attacked our present Institutions as tilie basis of all injustice and in equality and their.voice became loud er and more distinct md was listen ed to with much greater favor than ever before in the history of the country. , “The growth of socialism in this country is a noteworthy incident in showing extreme to whicih many go ih the solution of the problem w would go in the solution of the prob lems which 1 urn discussing. “The futility of every socialist scheme which ..destroys the right of property for the uplift of humanity is that it is impossible to find a sufficiently • strong motive for labor or for saving. Without this the wealtth of the world could not increase to meet the demands for the living and comfort and increased physical hap I'/ftciis of tho growing population.” The banquet was given In com memoration of the fiftieth anniver sary of the battle between the Moni tor and the Merrimac and the presi dent. referred to that first fight of lie iron clads as a sort of starting point for a political spdeeh. ‘There is nottmg more inspiring in the history of the world than the story of the achievements of the re publican [fortylslnce the Monitor re (elved her baptism of fire,” he said. Mr. Taft pointed out that tne pro gressive movement practically began with the present century. Two dec ades of enormous expansion yi all lines of endeavor in ilhe United States previous to 1S00 he declared were re sponsible for encroachments of "big business" in the field of politics and it finally became upparent that these < .icroachments must be stopped and j hat legislation must be enacted that would hold in restraint the corporate and vested interests. It was in this connection that he brought in a ref erence to Colonel Roosevelt. "During the administration of my distinguished predecessor and by his appeals to congress and to the pub lic, tihe people and especially the bus iness communities were roused to the necessity for action,” he said. "The threat, public benefit arising from this movement cannot be overestimated. It put the people on guard in every state and In every community. The anti-trust law and the interstate com ^ merce acts to control law-breaking corporations, both were passed some time before,” said Mr. Taft. "But,” lie Continued, “the first step and the most important was the stirring of the people to the stature of the crisis that they had to meet and tilio oh staclet) that they had to overcome.” i Once again in the course of his I speech the president explained What i lie believed the Amerian people were fitted to do in the way of governing themselves. He made it clear that Ihe wished to i orrect an impression that he had declared the people unfit for self-government. in rftidusion the president pointed to acts of his administration to prove its progress!venose, lie said in part’ “in the history of politics from time to time new phrases are coined to characterize new issues and new movement. One of the terms which has come into constant use today is progressive’ cod it is supposed to in dicate the opposite ot' ‘reactionary,’ or ‘nitra-conservative.’ Men differ as to wSiat progressive policies are but perhaps we can reach a definition that will suit everybody. “Government is framed for the greatest gocd for the greatest num ber and also for the greatest good of I ttie individual and the balancing of | these two objects yi siuh a way that | both may proceed side by side. While we would not part with the right of property and while possibly in certain directions we m it’d it be willing to mod ify the character of Its use where it has turned out to he an abuse, as in the case of the antitrust law, what we are all struggling for, what we all recognize as the highest ideal in so i iety is equality ot opportunity for , every member born into It. “Under the Jeffersonian idea it was thought that the least govern ment of mankind was the best and that tlhe more nearly the functions of the government were confined to the administration of justice and to the enforceum'it of law, the better; but under present conditions of popula tion and civilization, there are many functions that the government can more effectively and more economi cally perform thr.n private enterprise and in this way the individuals among the people may derive greater bene fit. The statutory provision for the legislative discharge of such functions by the government is progressive. "Tlhere were many who were not socialists but who saw in the present structure of our government and es pecially in the checks and balances intended by the framers of our con stitution to secure deliberation and calm action on the part of the peo ple, a real obstruction to the reforms that were deemed necessary in order to maintain the proper control of capital and corporate privilege by popular will and to secure equality of opportunity. Progressives of this stripe attained a great popular sup port and were able for a time at least to give the impression that others wiio were equally imbued with the necessity for reform by legislative and executive governmental action but who lihought it might come without destroying the present structure of our government end without affect ing the guarantees of life, liberty and property, were reactionary and unsympathetic with the cause of tnn people. The bitterness of the at tacks which they made ui>on tnen in responsible positions, the lack of re straint that ttaSy manifested ifi im peaching the motives of men as thigh minded and as honest as any ot them, were only symptoms of a psychologi cal situation that must pass under the <aiming lapse of time as the pub lic eanie to view the situation with a knowledge of the facts and with that common sense and spirit of fair ness that ultimately always prevails among the American people. “We all believe in popular govern ment. 1 am aware of the exposure to criticism which llho suggestion that the American people may make mistakes by hasty action and lack of deliberation will exi>ose one. I am aware of the ease with which such a suggestion can he tortured into ra expression of a distrust in the Ameri can people.The truth is, though, that the man who tells title people of the danger that may arise from mistaken and hasty action, pays a higher tribute to them than the one who constantly fawns upm them as if they were incapable of error. “Distrust of popular government! The pride that I lhave that this is a popular government and that it has shown inself the strongest in history is as deeply imbedded as any feel iug that Is in me. I would be the last men to exclude from the direction of the ship of state the will of the American people. That is the ulti mate source of authority and it does not in any way minimize my faith and my love of popular government tthat I insist that the expression of that popular will shall be with the delib eration to make it sound and safe.1' JIMMY WARD AND THE KENTU CKY BELLE WHO MADE A FLIGHT WITH HIM. Ward nnnonnces that he will tak e a Hot Springs lady for a flight on one day of the meet, to he announced later. Note how firmly tlhe lady is s trapped Vi the aeroplane. MEET NEXT N. J. NELSON ARRIVES WITH HIS1 AEROPLANE AND OTHER FLY ERS EXPECTED SOON. Jimmie Ward Announces That He Will Take a Lady for a Flight on One Day—Official Judges Are Announced. With the arrival of Nela J. Nelscft, the Swedlflh aviator,and his Mills bi plane, and the naming of the official judges of tlie air contests, the Hot Hprings international aviation meet, at Oaklawn park, March 12, 13, 14, 15 and lfi, begins to take form and look like a big success which it is sure to lie. Kelson’s machine arrived yesterday afternoon and the aviator himself ar rived this morning. He. joined the aviation colony and at once entered into the plans of the daily program and contests, bevifr highly pleased with tlhe events Manager Quinn had staged, and said that with proper weather conditions the Hot Springs i meet could be made one of the great est winter events of the kind ever held in the south. The remain fig aviators are expect ed Sunday or Monday in time to take part in the flights on Tuesday after noon. Manager Quinn lias chosen the of ficial judges for the meet, having named men wlho are familiar with aviation iyid know how to judge a contest of the r.ir men, which is more difficult than judging ordinary con tests. The four judges selected, and who will act during the week, are: Benjamin Bryan, of New York. William W. Bohan, of Chicago. Adolph Linick, of Chicago. P. J. Schaefer, of Chicago. These men will have absolute juris diction over the contest field and their decision in title matter of cups and prizes wljl he final. They will also report to the war department and certify the trials in the bomb drop ping contests, for which the govern ment offers substantial encourage ment. Jimmie Ward yesterday unloaded his famous "ShootVig Star," and had it hauled to Oaklawn where it will be assembled and placed in readi ness for the meet. A feature announcement was made yesterday by Mr. Ward. The "Shoot ing Star" has sufficient motive and lifting power to be used as a passen ger carrying machine, and Ward an nounces tlhat. on one day of the meet, to be announced later, he will take a Hot Springs young lady for a flight up In the clouds. Since his announce ment, several ladies have signified their desire to join him in a ride in the /fkies, and there seems to be no doubt that at least one young woman will be found with sufficient nerve to make an ascent in an aeroplane. The accompanying picture shows Ward and a young woman who made a flight with him while ihe was ex hibiting in Kentucky, and it goes with out say'ng that Arkansas girls are not going to be outdone by the fair dames or damsels of the Blue Grass state. The official program has been com pleted and is now being made ready for distribute**. A new program of events is scheduled for every . day, and Manager Quinn announces that there will be several special features during the meet, which will be an nounced from day to day. There are five stated events on eacih day’s pro gram, Including contests, test flights, races and duration trials, and the spectators will be assured of some new and startling stunt each day of the meet. The clearing of the weather yes terday and the smiling face of Old Sol after an absence of more than a week, leads to the belief that there will be fair and warm weather every day next week, which in exactly the kind of weather the flyers like. How ever, Mr. Quinn states tlhat his corps of aviators are well nigh weather proof and it will require serious weather conditions to postpone the flights. It may be found necessary on some days to vary the set pro gram a trifle on account of weather conditions, but any changes of this nature will be announced from the judges’ stand to the spectators. A meeting has been called for the Eastman hotel at 4 o’clock Mondav afternoon, of all judges, aviators and managers, for the purpose of goiug over and discussing the matter of contests ;.ul making the needed en tries. This will eliminate tlhe possi bility of any mistakes or misunder standings after the aviators reach the field and will enable the program to proceed uninterruptedly. All judges, aviators and their managers are re quested to be at the Eastman at 4: :i0 j promptly. There is a great deal of interest in the new Mills bi-pliune which Nelson will fly here, and the public is anx ious to see the machine set up and in action. This is a new make of aeroplane which is said to be one of ilbe most reliable and ' fool * proof’’ machines yet placed on the market. Nelson promises the people of Hot Springs some stunts with the Mills machVie absolutely new to the avia tion game. With the closing of the horse show this afternoon, Oakiawn will he re leased to tile aviation meet and the necessary rearrangements made for the benefit of the aviators. Ilox seats will be reserved for private parties and the comfort of illie public will be looked after in every particular. Public interest in the event is at a high pitch, as this will be the first real aviation meet ever pulled off in the state and iB naturally attract ing more than usual attention. SUN SMILES BN FUUINES FIRST ACCEPTABLE WEATHER BRINGS OUT LARGE CROWD AND GALA ATTIRE. Program Will Be Carried Today to Make Up for One Day Lost on Account of Rains of Last Week. Bright surety skies that had been lacking siui.e t he opening of the horse show in llhis city, made their appearance yesterday, dispelled the gloom, and brought radiance to a big event that would have been the fea ture of the season at this resort but for the hindrances encountered !»u the weather line. It was the first day the ladies had a chance to wear their fine garments, and the aspect in the Btand took on real horse show hues. The splendid success of the show of yesterday has encouraged the man agement to the clotting day program for this afternoon, which will be par ticularly strong. The affair will give ill an opportunity to get « aUfranae for at least one afternoon of what the whole would have been under differ ent conditions. Yesterday some of the best horses on the course were seen Vi action in the ring. Enthusiasm was at a keen pitch in several of the contests, and judging was particularly difficult, but most satis factory. The results: First Event—Roadsters, trotters, standard or non-standard; The Kin#, Long, won; Kismet, Long, second; Helen Tdlewood, Hook, third. Phalo zane also showed. Second Lvent-*—Harness horses, sin gle, ladies’ class, wilh appointment; Maid of Honor, Wash, won; Wood hatch, Long, second; Chocolate Sol dier, Mooers, third. 'Ilhird Event—Harness horseB, pairs, Revelation rfid Hesitation, Long, first; Illustration and Demonstration, Ixnig, second: Cleveland Reade and Chocolate Soldier, Mooers, third. Fourth Event—Harness horses, single, high steppers: Revelation, Long, first; Consternation, Long, second; Cleveland Reade, Mooers, third. Fifth Event— Halted saddle horses, five gaits: Kymoken, Long, won; Kentucky I.ad, Ix>ng. second; Ches ter Times, Hook and Woods, third. Sixth event- Roadsters, pacers, single: The Outlaw, Levi, won; Uip sey Quern, Ledwidge, second; Beau ty, Leatherman, third. Seventh Event—(Big horse: Illus tration, Ixmg, won: Demonstration, Long, second. Cleveland Reade, Mooers, third. Today's Prgoram. The closing program of the horse show as scheduled for this afternoon brings out seven of the classiest fields tthut could he made up from the splen did stahlea now quartered at this course, and that means that the horses and equipages shown this aft ernoon will be a marvel of beauty and elegance. The urogram follows: Class 47. dhampion 5 galled class. Post entries, $.">.00. First premium, $100.00. Class 24 Cleveland Reado and Chocolate Soldier, Mooers; Revela tion and Hesitation, Long; unnamed. Long; Sampson and Slgstiee. Cooper. Class 22—Honor Boy and Honor Bright, Walsh; Mary Cary, Gypse/. Love, Mooers; unnamed, Long. Class IS, Gig Horse Honor Boy, Walsh; Chocolate Soldier, Mooers: Advance Guard, Mooers; Beaucaire, < I.Citg; Animation, Long. Class 22A. Four-in-Hand Revela tion, Hesitation, Consternation and Temptation, Long; Woodland, Clay ton, King ()., and .lulien, Ledwidge; j unnamed, Cooper. Class 4(1, Champion three galled Saddle Horae- Boat entries, $f> tin. First premium, $100,00. Class Hi, Harness Horses, Pairs— Honor Boy and Honor Bright, Walsh: Advance Guard and Gypsey Love, Mooers: Chocolate Soldier and Flirt ing Princess, Mooers. MURPHY BEATS ATTELL. Former Champion Loses Terrific Fight to Harlem Lad. Arena, Duly City, Cal., March 9.— Abe Attell, erstwhile featherweight champion, lost the decision to Light weight “Harlem Tommy" Murphy in a 20-romul fight this afternoon at the Daly City open * air arena. It was n bloody fight throughout and At tell presented a sorry figure as lie tottered to IiIh dressing room after the contest,. Murphy had a clear lead in the ma jority of the rounds, but his best blow being a right cross with which he time and again sent Attell’s head back. Referee Walch’s derision was ijheered. by the. succUtors. Murphy outweighed Attell by at least eleven pounds. I'sins? his extra 11 pounds of weight to advantage all the time, Murphy wore Attell down and the twentieth I round found Abe desperately tired and covered with blood to the waist line, pounding away at Murphy's stomach, while the New York hoy tried In vain to put enough steam behind his punches to Abe’s unpro tected jaw to atretrih him out. on the canvas. Attell, swaying on his feet, his left eye closed and bleeding at the nose, rnd mouth, was led to his corner. Murphy suffered from Attell’s jabs and frequently spat blood from his cut Ups throughout the fight. “Too much weight,” said Ad Wo I ,r«ut. “It the hordes) fight 1 ever saw and 1 didn't think Abe could stand lihe punch." Attell, wlille his seondx worked over him in his dressing room after the fight, eould only say: “No statement, no statement.” Murphy refused to allow newspaper nnn in his room. % .RAISE TEXTILE WAGES. 1 — —— Boston. Mass., March 9. —A general advance in wages of textile operatives in northern New England was an nounced today by various mill inter esls having head offices in Boston. More than 125,000 persona, including employes of cotton mills in Massa chusetts, New Hampshire and Maine and woolen mill operatives in six New England states, are affected. While few' cotton mills have made definite announcements, it Is under stood here the advance generally will not be less than 5 peT cent and for certain classes of operatives 7 per j cent or more. FIVE DEAD IN FIRE. Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 9.—The international Harvester company's brick warehouse, filled with machin ery, is burning. It is close to the Canadian Pacific railroad station and the Royal Alexander hotel, which are threatened by the flames. A wall of the harvester compeny'a warehouse blew out, killing five men, three of them firemen. Several other persons were injured. The city pow er plant is now on fire and half the city is in darkness. Every ambu lance in town lhas been ordered to the fire. MRS. GRACE REPUDIATED HUSBAND SAYS HE WAS “STUNG" AND WILL START DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS. Woman in Jail Breaks Down When She Hears of Wounded Husband's Statement—New Features Ap pear in the Evidence. A11;«11 a, (la.. March 9-—"I have been stung, that's all there in to it. I intend to get we I and 1 shall in stitute procecdlags for absolute di voi;ee.'' declared Ktigeue It. Grace to day, in the first interview Die has given since he wu found mysterious ly shot in tits Home in t tin exclusive t’eaehtree street - eel ion of the city last Tue.-utty evwt.ng. Grace also ex pressed his firm conviction that he wa« drugged and shot 1>> his wile, Mrs. Daisy Uple Grace, formerly the wife of a wealthy Philadelphia mer chant. Tthe news of her husband’s repu diation of her came ax a serious blow to Mrs. -draco In her cell In the coun ty jail, where site is held without, hail pending the developments in her husband’s condition. She broke down completely when informed of Grace’s statement and, throwing herself across a cot in the woman’s ward, of which she is tilie sole occupant, gave way unrestrain edly to her grief. Earlier in the day she had declared she ‘‘loved her hus band dearer than life itself.” When informed that he proposed to start divorce proceedings, she declined to make any comment. According to the police, they have (ollected an almost complete web of circumstantial evidence which will 1 be presented at the preliminary trial of Mrs. Grace next Wednesday. Cn the other hand, the identity of a neighbor who heard a shot in the Grace home Tuesday afternoon has been learned, it Is claimed, and he will be produced as a witness for the defense. Mrs. Grace’s attorney, how ever, continued to refuse to discuss heir plans for her defense. One of the features of today's de velopments was tilie receipt of a let ter by City Recorder Broyles, pur jiorting to have been written by a negro woman named Mattie Gibbs, in which she accused her husband of the shooting. Detectives are search ing for the woman and her husband. Grace continued to show improve ment tonight. He is still paralyzed from the waist down and this con dition has prevented a search for the bullet. BROKERAGE FIRM FAILS. Pioneer Wall Street House Suspends on Assignment. New York, March 9.—The stock ex < hange firm of Connor and company, one of the oldest in Wall street and former brokers for Jay Gould and Itussell Sage, announced its suspen shn shortly after the close of the market today and made an assign ment. The failure was immediately called by the sudden mental breakdown of the aged senior member of the firm. Ezra S. Connor, according to his brother, Washington F. Connor, al though tlhe firm had been in the pro cess of liquidation for over a year. Yesterday, his brother said, Mr. Con nor, who is 72 years old, andlhe fifth eldest member of the stock exchange, was unable to recognize his partner, Charles E. Sllkworth, and it was de cided to suspend business at once. The nominal liabilities of the firm, according to its attorneys, amount to about |.'1,500,000, and the assets are about the same, but should tihey be insufficient, it was announced that Washington E. Connor, who retired from the firm in 1886 but who is one of its largest creditors, would defer his claims. MEXICANS ADVANCING. Chihuahua, Mexico, March 9.—Gen eral Salazar and the vanguard of the rebel army is moving southward cau tiously. They, (amped toniight at j La Delicias, whlcfh is a!>oiit half of the d is tame from this city to Santa Rosalia, where a federal detachment of 125 men is said to be.