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Washington, D, C., March 12.—Fore cast for Arkansas: Fair Wednesday and probably Thursday; slightly warmer Thursday. ll 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 LEAS ID WIRES. VOLUME 36. HOT SPRING8. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1912. NO. 137. PLUCKY MOTS IN THRILLING FLIGHTS JIMMIE WARD AND NELS J. NELSON BRAVE A THIRTY-FIVE MILE GALE TO MAKE GOOD THE ADVERTISED PROGRAM AT OAK LAWN PARK YESTERDAY AGAINST THE CAUTION AND AD VICE OF FRIENDS WHO FEARED WEATHER CONDITIONS. WARD MAKES DARING DIPS AND GRACEFUL FLIGHTS, WHILE NELSON GIVES AN EXHIBITION OF HIS FAMOUS “RAG TIME" FLYING—IN FINAL FLIGHT HIS MACHINE BUCKS LIKE BRON CHO AND RISING GALE ENDS THE PROGRAM. Pour perfect flights in the teeth of a 36-mile gale, a gale that, was gusty and treacherous, cihara terized the opening of the Hot Springs inter national aviation meet, alter a hig majority of the people had predicted that there would lie no flights. Not only did Aviators Jimmie Ward and .Vein .1. Nelson fly, butt Ward reached an altitude of 1,000 feet in a high gale, cloudy and full of gusts, with a lilting cold In the upper air currents. He cut the corners in a manner that caused spectators to catch their breath, cutting at least AVIATOR RICHARD NYGREN. Here, But Disappointed Over Non Arrival of His Monoplane. one corner with his famous ''dip of death,” while rounding a turn in a particularly hard gust of wind with , his bl-plane tipped at an angle of dO degrees, and said Ward after land- ( ing, “I'thought it was goodbye that time for sure.” Nelson made one pretty flight, ris- ! ing from the center of the field in j the teeth of the wind, within a space of 85 feet, and soaring aloft in a choppy wind which tipped and rocked Ills machine, a Mills bi-plane, and he could not strike a steady keel until . he reached an altitude of about 500 ! feet. He sailed once around the , course arid was oil his second turn | when his engine suddenly stopped, a connection operating the motor break- ■ ing. Nelson stooped from his seat and quickly righted the' connection j and what looked for a moment like It might result in an accident turned into a graceful ascension by the quick wit and steady nerve of the young Swede Fo quickly and easily was the whole thing accomplished ttiat a large num ber thought Nelson had stopped his motor on purpose and then started It atgain after a short glide. As a, ■ . i matter of fact. Nelson was at the time soaring over a section of coun try that would have caused instant death had he fallen among the trees ' and other obstructions at that par- . tieular spot. After righting this ma chine, he continued his flight and landed in the center field in one of the easiest and smoothest landings imaginable. Jimmie Ward, undaunted, took his machine up the track and started his j motor for a second flight. He soared In a wide circle, passing directly over the grand stand and making a difficult turn at the south end of the course, one of the greatest turns ever seen on a local aviation field. During tHie turn a heavy gust caught the machine and it tipped to a dan gerous angle before the aviator could right it, and 'turn it into a steady air current, and complete the "Figure 8” flight. At this point he warned Nelson not to attempt another flight, but 'the piucky Swede told his attendants to crank up the propeller. Meantime the wind had risen to more than 40 miles an hour and was blowing in spiteful gusts. He mlde a quick getaway and was soon in the air, nearly WO feet, wlhen a sudden gust struck him, caus ing the aeroplane to dip almost to the •ground. He succeeded in lifting the matlhlne again and rose to about tho same height when a still stronger gust, caught him and brought him to tile earth. Nelson succeeded in mak ing an easy landing. After tills futile attempt, Nelson announced that the wind was too strong and uncertain for further flights. Ifhe day lacked nearly everything that, would make it. an ideal aviation day. ft was cold, although the aun was shining brightly, and the air was filled with feathery clouds, every one of which carried its own particular gust of wind. After his first plucky flight Ward reported to Ills brotflier flyer, Nelson, that, the wind was strong and gusty, warning him of the dangerous air currents he had encountered. But Nel son decided to fly, and fly he did. It was not until after Nelson's ma chine in the final flight, jumped, pitch ed and hucked like a fractious bron cho, that these boys decided that the program was closed. Neither Nelson nor Ward are what is known as “fool flyers ” TIhey are willing to fly at any time an aeroplane can live in the air, but they are not sufficiently fool hardy to court certain death by fly ing in impossible weather. Keane K. Keane, the “Dixie Flyer,” failed to arrive yesterday, but he is expected early this morning, in time to take part in the flights this after noon. One of the pathetic features of the day was the keen disappointment of Aviator Richard N/gren, who was here yesterday awaiting the arrival of his monoplane. Word was received from the east that the machine had passed through Pittsburg and should be in Chicago on its way to Hot Springs, .lust where the big bird like monoplane is can not be ascer tained, but it is expected daily. If it arrives it will be put in action at once, and Nygren will give the peo ple of Hot Springs their first glimpse of a monoplane. Some special features nave been scheduled for 'today, since the weath er man has been kind enough to iProniise a fair and warm day. Nelson will give an exhibition of his famors rag-time flight, a sort of aerial coke walk in which he makes his machine dipped rise while mak ing a complete circle of the track. Ward will give some startling speed exhibitions, and there are two splen did contests promised besides tilie spectacular flying. The bomb drop ping contest from an altitude of 1,000 feet, and the Arlington hotel cup race, a speed contest of five miles In which Ward, Keene and Nelson will participate, as well as other avia tors if they arrive. Another splendid feature of the program will be the spiral glides scheduled for tomorrow. This 1s one of the most difficult feats' known to aviation and is a pretty sight, if one can forget, the danger which the avia tor incurs in making till© glide. When yesterday's flights were call ed off on account of the sudden gale of wind tfhich sprung up, there was not a person In attendance but agreed with the aviators and the manage ment that It was the proper thing to do. A program of four flights had been given, and the spectators were satisfied and delighted with the nervy work of the air men- fM&ny ol llhem expressed themselves that they would return again today in the hope that weather conditions would be im proved and that a full program wit! additions for a calm day might he carried out. The prospects for a heavy attend ftnce and a splendid program of aii events is promised for today. Th< daily program has all the regular ant the specials scheduled and It Is be lieved that a record breaking avia tion day will be the result. k A GOOD WAY TO WATCH THE AE ROPLANES. PITNEY HAS ; OPPOSITION 8ENATE INDULGES IN LENGTHY AND WARM EXECUTIVE SES- j 8ION over appointment. Labor Ruling S'.ems to Constitute the Cause of Opposition—Clarke of Arkansas Speaks in Favor of New Jersey Judge. Washington, March 12.—For more tlhan three hours this evening the sen ate in one of the stormiest and most protracted executive sessions in the recent history of congress, debated the confirmation of Chancellor Mah lon W. Pitney of New Jersey, whom President Taft has nominated to suc ceed the late Justice Harlan on the supreme court bench, and then final ly agreed to resume debate at noon I tomorrow and vote on tlie confirma tion at 4 o’alock. A rough canvass made by Chancel-1 lor Pltney’s supporters after the fray ' tonight showed that? the vote prob ably would be very close and tthat there was some danger of his rejec tion. All day long Senators had prepared for the fight. When the discussion began Senator Culberson of Texas led in the attack and in his speech and those of other senators, the New Jersey judge was assailed in bitter language, which extended even to a# attack upon his general fitness for tho bench. The liglht was mainly based upon Chancellor Pltney's de cision In the glass bottle blowers' case. That decision restrained strik ing Journeymen green glass bottle blowers from using coercion or per suasion to make loyal employes leave their work in breach of contract or the master and servant doctrine. The decision prohibited the strikers from personally molesting the strike-break ers in any way and interdicted pick eting or boycotting. Senator Cummins of Iowa declared that, the decision was oppressive to American labor. Senator O’florman and Senator Heed both characterized the decision as showing a dangerous trend ot tBiought. Senator Williams and Sena tor Shively joined the attack on Chan cellor Pitney. Senator Bailey, Sena tor Clark of Arkansas; Senator Root and Senator William Alden Smith of Michigan spoke in his favor. Much stress was laid by the oppo sition to the dissenting opinion in the glass workers' case which held the lowaf courts order because they en'iajlfed strikers from the peaceatde persuasion of employes who were not under any contract to serve tlie com pany. All the senators Iliad copies of the decision and quoted freely from it. Senator Reed sent out of the sen ate chamber for legal volumes to for tify his arguments. Regular republicans unsuccessfully fought to have the nomination press ed to a vote tonight and contended the protracted consideration and dis cussion was unnecessarily agitating labor interests. During the debate indirect refer ence was made to the fact that Gov ernor Woodrow Wilson had indorsed Chancellor Pitney. While the fight was raging a telegram from Samuel Kalisch, of Uhe supreme court of New Jersey, a progressive republican, ad dressed to Senator Martina indors ing Mr. Pitney, was circulated in the senate chamber. TENNESSEE REPUBLICANS. State Convention Proves io Be a Ver itable Love Feast Nashville, Term., March 12.—In a convention remarkable for the fact that not a single dissenting vote was cast on any question, the republican party of Tennessee today made nomi nations for ‘wo state offices and ad journed sine die. Governor Ben Hooper was re-nominated for office by a unanimous vote and Judge H H. Cate of Newport was also unani mously nominated for the office of judge of the court of civil appeals, which he now holds as an appointee of Governor Hooper. No nominations were made for the offices of jurge of tlhe supreme court, nor for railroad commissioner, the matter being left with the state exec utive committee. It is understood that this was done for the purpose of later combining with the independ ent democrats on a fusion ticket. After adoption of the resolution which indorsed the administrations of Governor Hooper and indorsing Pres ident Taft for re-nomination. Gover nor Hooper addressed the convention in a brief speech, reviewing his ad ministration and laying down his poli cies for the coming campaign. (Adjournment followed at 5 o’clock. ENTERTAIN NEWSPAPER MEN. H. W. I.-anigan. press representa tive of the Arlington and Eastman hotels, will entertain the Boston, New York, Brooklyn and Philadelphia newspaper men, who are in Hoi Springs covering tlhe practice of th« Red Sox, Trolley Dodgers and Phil lies, at dinner at the Arlington hote Thursday night. Managers Stahl Dooin and Dahlen will 9Iso be in vited to attend, EXPEDITION SAFELY BACK ,. • _ , , ■ » . . , , > r" I AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC PARTY RETURNS TO HOBART AFTER UNSUCCESSFUL QUEST, Norwegan Parliament Proposes Sig nal for Raold Amundsen—Cook Says He Believes the Latter Reached South Pole. Hobart, Tasmania, March 12.—The ship Aurora which sailed from this port. December 2 last, with the Aus tralian Antarctic expedition, under the leadership of Dr. Douglas Maw son, returned to Hobart today. The Aurora is commanded by Captain J. K. Davis. She landed two separate parties at two point* in the Antarc tic regions, one under Dr. Mawson, on January 19, and the other under Dr. Wilde, a veteran of the ShacUel ton and Scott marches, on February 19. The Aurora found no trace of the Clarie coast from which it is con cluded that it was an ice barrier that has broken up since Durville's dis covery in 1898. The Aurora left Ant artica February 21 and will return In the spring. Some of the heat known British ex-] piorers are with the parties landed by the Aurora, which muster 20 men in all. Ilhe most advanced feature of the equipment is a monoplane tn charge of Lieutenant Watkins, who has taken part, in a number of avia tion meets. Speaking of the value of the aeroplane in exploration. Dr. Maw son said prior to the departure of the expedition: “An aeroplane can fly over an ice crevasse or a ridge as easily as over anything else, whereas a party on foot might have to search a long time to find a pass and an aeroplane can do a Journey o» 150 miles in three hours.” Lieutenant N’innis of the Royal Fnsileers, who is an expert on survey ing and sledging, and a Swiss doctor, Merz, an adept with Skis, are tnclud | ed in t'Jio expedition. Australians and New Zealanders complete the comple ment. Cook Believes in Amundsen. New York. March 12—Dr. Frederick A. Cook, who is a close personal friend of Amundsen, the South Pole explorer, left New York tonight on board the Mauretania for Liverpool, London. Paris and Berlin. He spoke ! before his departure on Amundsen's , dash to the South Pole. He unhesl ■ tatingly believed that the pole had been reached by the Norwegian ex p)or<‘(\ He thought. Amundsen was! well equipped for a rapid run wWh Ills light dog drawn sleds. "Dogged persistency was Amundsen's strong point" said Dr. Cook, who was in close relation with him for two years on the Belglea Antarctic expe dition, and he adopted the proper system of feeding up ids men and dogs in preparation for the final struggle. His quiet unassuming rhar acler had prevented him from claim ing to have been first at the South Pole, and also from saying that no one else had been there. As to Captain Scott., Dr. Cook be lieved lie also must have reached the pole, hut whether before or after Amundsen could not he known until his return. However, Cook thought Captain Scott’s progress probably Avas slower than Amundsen's owing to the somewhat experimental nature of his equipment and the size of his expedi tion. Honor for Explorer. Christiana, March 12 —A motion was presented in the storthing today for the establishment of a Chair of Koald Amundsen in Christiana uni versity. The matter was referred to the budget committee. The pre mier announced that the government on Thursday would propose that a grant be made Amundsen to enable hint to undertake an Arctic expedi tion. GRACE MAY DIE. Cane Postponed and Wife Still Hopes for Recovery. Atlanta, On., March 12.—Owing to uncertainty as to the condition of Eu gene H. Grace, the preliminary trial set for tomorrow of his wife, Mrs. Daley Ople Grace, charged with shoot ing him, was postponed late today un til Tuesday, March 19. Attorney Lamar Hill, representing Grace, in asking for the postpone i ment, said: "We ask for a postponement, be vauae at this time we do not know whether to prosecute Airs, tirace on a charge of attempted murder, dr murder.’’ Mrs. Grace is still in jail. An X ray examination of Grace's wound showed today that the bullet is rest- j ing against till spinal column. When informed the X-ray ex amination, Mrs. Grace is quoted as saying: “All that I ask is that he will get well. My love is greater than ever." ENGLAND FEELS SAFE Under Secretary of W»r Gives Some Military Facts. - I London, March 12,—A dra nV.io scene was enacted In the house of Cajiu ikuiib iCXaigk*. The gOVemitICtSv was being criticised for its alleged unpreparedness tor war, whereupon the Right Hon. J- It. Seel/, in: lot secretary for war, held up a seeled envelope which, he said, information wlhich any member cquld have under pledge of secrecy, as to how in a few days on an order of mobilization 150,000 men could he dispatched abroad with ammunition and stores for three months. And, he added, in the opinion of the general staff, when this expeditionary force had left the country, taking into account the rela tive strength of the navy and the sur rounding circumstances, the country would be quite safe from invasion. STEAMERS COLLIDE. Head-on Collision Between Vellels in New York Harbor. New York, March 12. -In a collis ion almost head-on in the fog at the | entrance to the lower bay late today, ! the coastwise steamship City of Sa- j vannah of the Occam Steamship com pany, and the Nava hoe of the Clyde line, were severely damaged. The j Savannah’s steel‘bow was ripped open for 25 feet along the starboard side and the Navahoe’s bow was badly crumpled. Several passengers were thrown violently against the rails, but no one was seriously hurt. Although each steamer proceeded under Its own power tugs stood by until they reached their piers. COMISKEY MAKES CHANGE. San Antonio, Texas, March 12.— This evening ('harles A Cominskey of the Chicago Americans, announced that he probably will bring his team from Waco to San Anton o to finish training The lihange, however, will not be made before March 22. w seeking a REHEARING ATTORNEY GENERAL WICKER SHAM IS AROUSED OVER SU PREME COURT'S DECISION. President Taft Once Concurred in a Similar Finding—Wlckersham Wants a Re-Hearing of the Entire Case. Washington, March 12.—Aroused by ih^ tremendous bearing of the su preme court'# patent monoitoly dect sion yesterday upon the governnaeijVs anti-trust campaign, Attorney Gener al Wlckersham today turned his at tention toward l#te probability of a rehearing of the- case. The depart ment of justice, it was declared, will lend its, assistance In presenting the case to the supremo court if a re hearing is granted. The attorney genera! today com municated with tire defeated parties to the suit to ascertain If they con templated asking a full bench to re* consider the important Issue. The government is anxious to know their plans, because only by tthelr request an the case he reopened. Should an application for a re-henr ing be made, It is said the attorney • general would ask for permission to intervene and present the bearing of the legalized monopoly of a patent upon the Sherman anti-trust laws. Th'. administration of that statute has an important relation to the scope of a patent monopoly. President Taft, when a circuit judge, ft was learned today, con curred in an opinion substantially the Bame in principle as the decision of the supreme court yesterday. That opinion, like yesterday.;* dectalon, was j rendered hy Judge Lurton, then a Judge of the Slxlih circuit, Judges Taft and Hammond concurring. The opinion rendered October 15, 1896, involved the right of a patentee of a machine for fastening buttons on shoes with metallic fasteners to sell such machines subject to a condi tion that they should be used only as fasteners manufactured by the sellers. A purchaser of a machine, accord ing to the opinion, would be in effect a mere license and the use of it by him contrary to the condition would be not only a breaefli of contract, but u violation of the patent monopoly. MABRAY'S PALS FINED. Five Are Sentenced at Council Bluffs on Guilty Pleas. Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 12.— Five more of the swindlers associa^ ed with John C. Mabray, who recent ly completed a sentence in the fed eral penitentiary for his part in swin dles on fake sivortlng events aggre gating a million dollars, were brought before Federal Judge McPherson this - afternoon and pleaded guilty. They are \V. H. Bryson, Joe R. Wright, Frank O. Scott, W. S. Hibson and H. B. Howard. Bryson was fitted *300 and sentence will be pronounced on the other three tomorrow. Scott, it. is charged, a ted as "sec retary" to the "Millionaires' club." Gibson was charged witth acting as "steerer." Bryson is charged with haring duped Ralph Mattingly of Nashville, Tenn., out of $5,000. Wright’s victim, according to the charge, was T. E. George of San Antonio, "■etas, who is alleged to have lost *15.560 on a fake wrestling match. Howard “steer ed" two Colorado men. who lost *3, OCO and *2,000 respectively. COMEDIAN DEAD. Meadville, Pa., Mart fa 12.—Charles Bigelow of New York, a well known comedian, died at a hospital here ?> day. Since January 29, Bigelow had been at Cambridge Springs, Pa., com ing to a hospital he*e ouly yesterday. CHINESE SOLDIERS LOOTING. London, March IS.-Accordlng to the Peking correspondent of the Da'ly Mall, reports have reached the Chi nese capitol that the eastern part cf the city of Canton has been bmt-ed and sacked by disbanded sr-ldlem.