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Washington. D. C., March 18-Fore- I ^ ^ I JB }B ^ j^a A .jM^K 0VER LEASED WIRES. =~—! ttntM£l*Mt£0W* the sentinel-record is the only paper in hot springs that receives the fullTassociated press report over leased wires. VOLUME 36. ~ ---— ■ ■ ■" " ■ ' - ■ ■" ■ ~—"" -il. - - _HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 19, 1912. NO, 141. TO FLY TODAY AVIATORS WILL GIVE ANOTHER SPLENDID AIR PROGRAM AT PARK THIS AFTERNOON. Weather Conditions Curtailed Yester day’s Program and Extra Events Scheduled for the Flights This Afternoon. Yesterday was a beautiful day from tbe standpoint of comfort, in fact one of the most delightful of the present spring season, but it was not exactly an ideal aviation day. There was a strong, gusty wind blow ing during the entire afternoon, but Aviators Ward and Nelaon both brav ed the treacherous air currents to delipiht the crowd that was out at j Orklawn to see the flights. The weather promised extremely fair for the program of aviation events, but in the afternoon the wind lose and kept up a steady blow all the afternoon. During the early aft ernoon it was particularly strong and the birdmen, against their wishes, were compelled to keep the people waiting until the wind* had died down sufficiently for safe flying. It was 4 o'clock before the bird men brought out tlhelr machines and gave them the preliminary tests, aft er which Jimmie Ward went up for a preliminary air test. He sailed twice around the track, finding the wind variable and treacherous to a dangerous degree. He was followed by Nelson, and by the time the Swede got into the air the wind had raised again, blowing a strong earth current which made It almost impossible for him to force his madhine from the ground. He was able to make only one circle of the track, when the wind forced him to a. landing in the back field. Ward waited a few minutes and announced that lie would attempt an other flight rather than see the peo ple go away disappointed. Jimmie is a willing flyer and one of the most accommodating boys in the business. He trundled the "Shooting Sar" up (ilie course and made a splendid as cent of nearly 3.000 feet, during the whole course of which his ma chine rocked in a dangerous manner. He shut off his engine and g*ive the spectators an exhibition if voltplan ing, coming down to within about 20) feet, when strong air currents compelled him to use his engine to effect a landing. Tlie wind showed no signs of abat ing and the aviators announced that tllie remainder or the program would have to he put over until today. The weather man has scheduled more settled weather for this after noon, and some pretty flights are scheduled. A program of doule events has been arranged and if conditions are favorable the biggest and best program of the week will lie given. The attendance yesterday was noi as large as usual. This was due to several causes. Major league base ball games were on at both parks and the golf links added a tourna ment. U> the afternoon's events, whictti divided the amusement loving people Into at least Tour different, crowds, none of which broke records for high attendance. Yesterday was the first afternoon on which the bird men could not carry out the announced program, and I Kith Ward and Nelson announce that they will redouble their efforts this afternoon in an endeavor to make up for the lost events yesterday. Tlhose who go to Oaklawn today will no doubt see one of the greatest aviation programs ever pulled off. Nelson, who suffered a slight mis hap to his machine yesterdaj, has made the needed repairs and both aviators will do their full share of the work on today's flights. Jimmie Ward promises to break all local altitude records if conditions ure favorable. He has attained an altitude of 5,500 feet during this meet and says he will go up at leas 0,000 feet if tllie wind Is right today. On preceding days of the meet the cold has been so extreme in the up per altitude that Ward has not at erupted to gain any great height, but tills afternoon he threatens to lmt ills machine out of sight ol the hu man eye If It is safe to make an alti tude ascent. Nelson will put on another series of bis rag time flying. His dips, c-hoots and quick ascents of former ilaya won him considerable admira tion. and he says he will not allow Ward to outdo him in fancy air stunts today. Keane K, Keene's badly wrecked machine stands in the hanger, a mute testinioniaj of his disastrous at tempt on Saturday evening. He can not get the needed repairs In Hot Springs, and will probably have to ontent himself with watching his brother air men In their flights for the remainder of tlhe meet Keane has been greatly disappoint ed In his inability to fly here, as he is a daring aviator, and likes the game. He is uncertain what he will do, hut may conclude to remain in Hot Springs until he gets his machine properly repaired for flights. The aviators will leave Hot Springs the latter part of the week for other points. If you intend to witness the flights at till is meet it will be well for you to go out this afternoon, as weather conditions later may inter fere with perfect flights. Without a doubt the program of to day will he tlie greatest yet offered at this meet, wdiich has been one of the best meets ever held in the south. Jimmie Ward has made an enviable reputation during this meet. He ttias made a number of flights every day and lias not met with the slightest mishap or accident to his machine, and Nelson has met with but one slight accident, not sufficient to stop him from flying. Both are in good shape for the flights today. The admission is GO cents to any parts of tOie grounds or grand stand, children 25 cents. GRUESOME COURT EXHIBIT. Vital Organs of Elise Crawford Pro duced at Trial of Slater. New Orleans, March 18.—The de fense of Annie Crawford was thrown into confusion late this afternoon when tlhe state produced In court the brain, heart, lungs and other organs of Fiise Crawford, with expert testi mony that their condition showed that the sister of the defendant in the sensational murder trial did not die of cerebral hemorrhage, as the de fense contends, hut of morphine poi soning. The organs were obtained when the body was secretly exhumed Sunday by state experts and an au topsy was performed in tlhe grave yard by Dr. Charles Duval, an expert pathologist. When the gruesome exhibits were held up to view by the experts whose testimony unfavorably affected her case, Annie Crawford for the first time since she has been in conn, broke down and wept. The attorneys for the defense, startled by the sudden disclosure, of the secret autopsy asked that their experts be allowed to examine the or gans. Tlhis was finally agreed to and court was adjourned until Wednes day morning SAW KILBANE, ANYWAY. Hurt by Auto in Crowd, New Cham pion Calls on Boy. Cleveland, Ohio, March 18.—Feath erweight Champion Johnny Kilbane today paid a visit to Andy Dehol, aged 9, at a local hospital. Andy didn't get to see Kilbane’s homecoming yesterday. While wait ing for the champion with 200,(M)0 others, an automobile struck him. He was taken to a hospital, badly hurt, begging that he be allowed to stay long enough to see Kilbane. The champion read of Andy's acci dent in tlhe morning papers, "if lie wants to see me that, had," the cham pion said, "He shall see me.” Ho bought flowers and hurried to the hospital. Andy almost cried for Joy PINCHOT MAKES DENIAL. Washington, March 18.—Gifford Pin''hot. In a telegram sent to Frank ' L. Talcott at Fargo, N. D., (has made j specific denial of the schemes cred j ited to Walter L. Houser and others, that Colonel Roosevelt pledged his support to Senator I^a Follette as a progressive candidate for the repub lican presidential nomination. WILSON CLAIMS KANSAS. Washington, March 18.—The Wood row Wilson headquarters here today issued a statement virtually claiming the majority of the Kansas delegation to the Baltimore convention for Wil son. The headquarters claim Wilson delegates have been elected in six of the eight congressional districts of Kansas, and claims a total of 12 of the lfi district delegates. Two of the delegates at large were also claimed. TWO OUTLAWS AREKILLED POSSES KILL TWO ESCAPED PRIS ONERS, AN INNOCENT MAN AND CAPTURE A THIRD. Bloody Running Fight Between Sher iff's Posses and Men Who Escaped From the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Omaha, Neb., March IS. Two of the convicts, John Dowd and John Taylor, who escaped last Thursday from the state penitentiary at Lin coln, and Janies Blunt, an innocent victim of their murderous attempt to gain liberty, are dead as the result of a battle between the bandits and officers this afternoon. Charley Morley, the third member of the trio, whulh escaped from the state prison after killing three offi cials of that Institution, saved his life by surrendering to the officers with whom he had fought a running battle over two and a half miles of country with horses on the run. Tlie three escaped convicts were within striking distance of the hoped for goal of safety wlhen the final struggle for liberty occurred. They had covered the stretch from Lincoln to within 10 miles of the Omaha city limits where they had expected to receive the protection of friends. From the moment of their escape the three men had employed the same desperate methods to protect them selves from re-capture whhlh featur ed their escape from prison, and they did not hesitate at the crucial mo ment to attempt to sell their lives as dearly as possible. It was a fu tile attempt, however, because they were armed with shotguns and re volvers, while their pursuers had a full supply of repeating rifles. Ear ly in the day the telephone operator at Gretna, about 15 miles south of this city, reported tho presence of the desperate men. It Iliad the re sult of bringing to the vicinity six organized parties. They included one from Omaha, another composed of Sheriff MeShane and his deputies of this county, and a third made up of Sheriff Hyers and his deputies from Lincoln. Sheriff Chase of Sarpy coun-ty, with his deputies, were also within striking distance and South Omaha sent two posses under Chief of Police Briggs. 7lhe Gretna com pany of militia also was early on the scene. Chief Briggs of South Omaha and his deputy, John C. Trouton, were leaders in a party which finally over took and vanquished the three con victs and shot an innocent victim in the desperate dash for liberty. Briggs left on an early morning train with, several Omaha police officers. They left the train at Springfield, about 13 miles south of here, and tflicre learn ed of the movements of the convicts. The men had broken into a store at Murdock, between this city and Lin coln, and stolen guns, ammunition and clothing. It was learned the men were on their way north, with Albright, an Omaha suburb, as their destination. Chief Briggs got a last livery team ait Springfield, Sheriff Chase had a good span of horses, and Sheriff Hy ers of Lincoln also joined the party. Three miles out of Springfield the [tosses learned that the convicts had forced James Blunt and his wife to give them breakfast and to furnish a team and wagon with which they hoped to escape to Albright, com pelling Blunt to act as driver. The chase began at once, the rural tele phone playing its part in tihe chase, as by its use the pursuers learned from farmers aloug the route of the progress of tile convicts. Reaching a pointtelght miles from here the officers caught up with the vehicle carrying the convicts. Young Blunt w-as compelled to lash his horses into a run, but the officers kept up the pursuit until they were wiiihin a few hundred yards of the fleeing desperadoes. Then Chief Briggs’ driver balked and refused to drive further. Briggs himself grasped the reins and whipped the horses in to a gallop. When they were within a hundred yards of the pursued men Briggs and Trouton opened fire with their rifles. From that time until Morley finally surrendered, it was a dashing fight over three miles of rough country roads. Finally tJUere came a halt when Vloung Blunt toppled back In the wagon, a victim of a bullet. Chief Briggs instaitly jumped from the buggy and tadng deliberate aim fired at the men i i the wagon. Meantime other tnembe •» of the i>08so came up and joined n the fusillade. John Dowd was t|e next to fall. It was at first reported he had taken his own life, bust Chief Briggs believes he was a victim of one of the bullets from the posBes. Taylor was the next to fall and tjhen Charles Morley, tlhe third convi t, threw up his bauds in token of surrender. Chief Brigjgs shouted to Morley to drop his weapon or he would meet instant, death. Morley, who held aloft a big re volver, dropped it, and Briggs order ed him to come forw'ard with Ills hands up. This Morley did and Briggs took a second revolver from the man’s pocket. Not knowing Just what lhad hap pened, Briggs demanded of Morley the surrender of the other men in the wagon. Briggs then went to the wagon, taking Morley with him, and found the lifeless convicts the victims of the battle. The bodies of the convicts were turned over to Sheriff Hyers of Lin coln and that of young Blunt to his family. Hyers took Morley back to Lincoln, on the afternoon train. Tells Story of Escape. Lincoln, Neb., March 18.—Charles Morley, tlhe convict who surrendered and was taken back to the peniten tiary tonight, told the story of his escape, pursuit and today’s battle. He said the volley from the |K>sse in the fight near Gretna first killed young Blunt, the convicts’ hostage who was driving them across the country. Convict Taylor was the next man hit and he died within a minute. "Dowd,” said Morley, ’'shot himself in the ihead when he saw escape was imitossihle. He attempted to do this earlier in the game but I knocked his hand away and told him we might as well fight it out. I fired six more shots with my revolver and then jumped out of the wagon, raised my hands above my head and ran toward the posst* “We spent last night,” said Mor ley in recounting the experiences leading up to today's battle, “on the way from Prairie Home. We finally stopped with a farmer, Elmer Hall. He left them tied up and also cut liheir telephone wires. "We kept on until we reached Blunt’s. There we ate and talked with the Blunt boys, Roy and Lloyd, and made them give us a team. We knew tlie i>osse was then only about i an hour behind us so we took Roy Blunt as a hostage and left a note to the posse, telling them of this. ‘‘Alxmt 14 miles farther on the leading buggy of I he sheriff's posse , came within shooting distance of us. i We fired first but they promptly re jturned like fire and Blunt and Taylor were killed early in the ftght.” Morley declared the escape from the penitentiary had not. been long planned. He did not know of it Thursday morning. The revolvers were given him ami Dowd by ray lor. who also had the explosive. “We had no trouble in leaving the shops at the penitentiary said .Worley. "We simply left in a squad and walked across the prison yard. We entered the chapel and Taylor went over to the deputy warden's of fice. There Ihe shot the deputy war den. "When we escaped we were arm ed with four revolvers, all .liS-caliber. Alter leaving the penitentiary we had a terrible time in the blizzard. We were almost exhausted when we reached shelter. All of us hud our feet and hands frozen. "When we reached Lincoln we struck for some railroad sheds, but after staying there a while we went on to Havelock. We spent, the night in a barn and also staved the next day. Wi'ien we left. Havelock we struck east. We stopped at the Hall residence near Prairie Home, and stayed there part of last night. MONEY TRUST INQUIRY . Washington, Mar<#w 18.—The house j sub-oonunlttee, preparing to conduct an inquiry into the "money trust” will consult tomorrow with W. M. Williams of St. Louis with a view to retaining him a« counsel in the inves tigation. When hearings will begin is undecided. The other sub-comjnibtee, headed by Representative Glass of Virginia, to consider the Aldrich currency plan, has hud only preliminary meetings and no definite plans for hearing have been announced. STILL PUKSUL HILL OUTLAWS VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEER MUR DERERS ELUDE ALL POSSES RETURNING FOR SUPPLIES. Outlaws Are Safely Hidden in the Fastnes3es of Mountains or May Have Escaped to the Ad joining States. Hillsville, Va., March IS.—Another day's chase of the court house assas sins brought tho posses hack to town weary and empty handed and with a suspicion gaining ground that while the searchers have been beat ing the butlh, tho Allens, witU a good start, are likely to liavo got across the line to North Carolina or Tennessee. ( Tliis possibility was recognized to day, hut it may have been too late. The word was passed over to the sheriffs on the Tennessee side to be on the watch and the North Carolina sheriffs started out to work over to ward the Arart river country to head lie outlaws off. Difficulties of llhe search caused a call for the state militia to be se riously considered but that plan was temporarily abandoned and Governor Mann issued a proclamation Increas ing the total rewards to $40,000 for the outlaws, dead or alive, and sent their full descriptions to every store, postiiofflce and cross roads for miles around. Detective Kelts this morning took a posse up the road near Devil's Den, where the outlaws were reported to be barricaded in an almost Impug nable fortress of mountain rock. The posse saw none of the gang and no evidences of their presence, but kept on to the North Carolina line and brought up at Mount Airy. At least a dozen houses, the homes of members of the Allen clan (hr their sympathizers, were searched on the wnV\ bht no trace of - the- outlaws was found. One great disadvantage under which the posses work 1» the lack of communication and commissary facilities. Hillsvilie is the base from which they are operating. A few post roads—if roads they may he called— wind through the passes between the "knibs" and “spurs” with which the geography of the country abounds. 'Ilhe territory is sparsely settled and it is next to Impossible for a posse to stay out much more than a day. Men so equipped are not much of a match for such woodsmen as the Al lens and their followers, who could live bountifully while a posse was being starved. Chances for a getaway to Tennes see or Carolina, look good when one views tne topography. Kp the slope from Hiilsvllie the roads twist and turn through tho brush. Kike Knob, whklh overlooks Reed Island creek, is 3,"00 feet above sea level. A lit tle further on the trip of Beamer Knob Is 3,400. Fancy Gap. the loca tion of the Devil's Den, is the ap proach of the climb and at this point the country takqs on a character that almost defies description. All that is visible are Piper Gap, on the west, a stretch of busli and a tangle of laurel and then comes Volunteer Gap on the east. — Down at the hot tom tlhe Piper Gap tout! winds along to Aaron, Flower Gai> and hack to HUlsvllle. On the other Bide the Chamber Valley road fights its way through a rocky way, fords creeks, makes junctions with a few roads that lead nowhere almost, and finally brings up at a continua tion of Piper Gap. In the space hounded by these roads there is noth ing but wilderness with a creek or two. swollen to three times Its ca pacity. Somewhere In this vast area the Allens may he hidden and a isjsse searching It foot by foot might never find them. Sidna Hdwards. with a price of $1,000 on his head, is supi>o«ed to he somewhere with an injured foot. He hag had time to join the Allens if he knows where they are. Mainwhile the indictments for the murderers of Judge Massie, Prosecutor Foster, Sheriff Webb and two by-standers wait to he served. Some folks In this country declare tlhat no Allen was ever arrested while he could fight and none will he. The posse believes that. Floyd Allen, the outlaw whose sen tence by the court precipitated the massacre, laid in the Roanoke jail and moaned that he wished he had followed his wife's advice. "I’ve got a good wife," said the outlaw. “If I'd done as she told me, I wouldn't be here now.” IThe men who found Mrs. Allen at Iter home say she was distracted. * Early today there was a report that. Felts and his men wore having a pitched bat tie w’ith Edwards, who had been surrounded. Felts denied that on his return. The only caUlli was a few gallons of moonshine whiskey. The pursuers hope for some action tomorrow. The posses will get out again, while the North Carolina of ficers are working over to meet them. They hope to drive the gang to cover between them. The state authorities continued to pile rifles and ammunition into the troubled country today. Two ship ments of rifles were sent from Roa noke. Tlliey will he unloaded at Ga lax and brought here In wagons. The posses are well armed with state militia equipment. The discovery of Illicit whiskey stills in the homes of the Allens and the Edwards hoys, the detectives say, tends to connect them with the mur der of a Dunkard preached named Easter, for whom George Peters was hanged. While the outlaws are being pur sued, civil officers are serving at tachments on all Uheir property. A Virginia statute permits this The' heirs of Judge Massle today filed suit against the Allen property. Other suits will follow and the property will be taken to satisfy judgments. GOTHAM’S BOMB MYSTERY. No Arrests Made in Attempted As sassination of Judge. New York, March 1S.—No arrests were made today in connection with ' he efforts of practically tlhe entire police department to clear up the mysterious attempt to assassinate Judge Otto A. Rosalsky of the court of general sessions, with a bomb last •Saturday night. If any promising clues developed they were not di vulged and the case rested apparent ly oujy upon theories. These were advanced in abundance, embracing nearly every important case which the judge has tried, including the Italian Mafiasts, counterfeiters, the ‘Yiddish Camorrists,'’ as an Hast. Side hand of horse poisoners Ih known, and tlhe Brandt case. The lat ter was not mentioned seriously In any quarter, however. Deputy Police Commissioner Dougherty clung to the theory that a maniac is at large in the city aim ing (to destroy “enefies of society," as they appeared to Ills obessed brain and that he was resiionsible for the death of Helen Taylor, who was kill ed by a lioinb last: month, and for the sending of the machine to Judge Rosalsky. On tliiH theory, another attempt may be expected at any time. Judge Rosalsky was on tlhe bench in general sessions today, trying the alleged leaders of the horse poison ers. He recently sentenced one of the gang to the penitentiary and to day, as a precautionary measure, ev ery person entering the court room was searched for concealed weapons, Tills precaution, however, was with out result. MILLIONS FOR DRAINAGE. Washington. March 18—Twenty-five million dollars for the drainage of the swamp and oilier wet lands of the United States would b.e appropriated by a bill which Representative Ste phens of Mississippi today presented to congress. The hill apportions $5, 000,000 dollars annually to tills fea ture of government work from 1012 to lOifi inclusive. Tile Stephens will would reorganize the deimrtment of agriculture's drain age division. The community or com pany which organizes the drainage district would pay one Ihalf the ex pense of drainage and the govern ment the other half. OLYMPIC SPORT FUND. New York, March 18.—It was an nounced tonight that the Poston Ath letic association will contribute $), 500 to the American Olympic fund. Twenty-five thousand dollars will be needed, the committee says, and so far the bulk of the contributions have come from New York, Chicago, Poston, San Francisco and Philadel phia. Walter Camp lias forwarded a check for $.‘!00 as Yale's contribution. It is expected that Princeton, Penn sylvania, Dartmouth aud the otlher col leges will send funds later. 32 KILLED IN EXPLOSION RAILWAY ENGINE BOILER BLOWS UP AT SAN ANTONIO WITH DREADFUL RESULTS. Thirty Two Workmen Killed and at Least fifty Injured—Property: Loss Is Estimated at a Quar ter of a Million Dollars, San Antonio, Texas, March 18.—At least till men were killed and more than 50 injured this morning when the holler of locomotive No. 704 ex ploded In the whop yards of the South ern Pacific railroad here. The prop erty loss will approximate 1200,000. A committee of railroad officials, army officers and citizens made an Investigation this afternoon and is of tlhe opinion that the explosion was probably due to carelessness of some one now dead, in allowing cold water to run into the hot boiler of the lo comotive. The committee will meet ii'-'nln tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock to continue its investigation. The known dead thus far are: WALTER JORDAN, engineer, aged about 50 years. B. MANSKER SR., foreman black Hiitoth shop. WILLIAM R. BREMER, machinist. .1. BRADY, machinist, Pittsburg, Pa. RAYMOND F. BRADY, aged 25, Allegheny, Pa. W. O. HOEBLER, air machinist. JAMES VALENTINE, engine in spector. W. F. REES, negro W. M. GRAYSON, negro. H. C. DURBIN, machinist. —. —. WEBER, died in hospital. J. iR. MILLER, Orange, Texas. ALBERT ROBERTS, helper. K. B. SHAW, Cleburne, Texas, In jector machinist. —. —. MAY. J. (IORDAN, round house employe. ■ —. BRUSH, negro. GRANT NORTH, negro. WILL GRACE, negro. CARL ZY8KO, blacksmith. In addition there are 12 unidenti fied bodies and parts of others at va rious undertakers' establishment*. The locomotive, a big passenger mogul, was practically new. It had just been brought out of the shops and was being insiiected by three men, the air brake inspector, a shop Inspector and a road inspector, all of whom were standing on the running board at the time of the explosion. Their bodies probably will never be recovered, the force of the explosion having scattered urins, legs, heads and mangled trunks for blocks around. MAINE MEMORIAL SERVICE. Washington, March 18.—President Taft today sent a letter to congress asking that the house and senate ad journ (Saturday and attend in a body memorial services for the dead of the battleship Maine. The president said ho desired the ceremonies to he as national in character as possible. COBB PLAYS AT HOME. Royston. (la., March 18.—Tyrus Raymond Cobb gave his home folks an exhibition of real baseball today and he helped the, local team defeat Klberton 7 to 0. Cobh pitched a good game and also gave an exhibi tion of his fadeaway at the home plate. Delegations came in from ail the nearby towns to see the ‘Geor gia peach" at, work. POLICE CHIEF SENTENCED. Olympia, Wash., March 18—The su preme court today affirmed the con viction of Charles W. Wappenstein, former chief of itollce of Seattle, on a charge of accepting a bribe. Wap peustein was sentenced to serve from three to lb y&ers at hard labor at the state prison. ROOSEVELT WILL REPLY. Oyster Bay, N. Y., March 18.—Col onel Roosevelt, tonight received a t olegram from Senator Dixon, his campaign manager, suggesting that he make a reply to President Taft’s sueech In Boston today. Colonel Roosevelt said he would be unable to formulate a reply tonight, but would give out one tomorrow.