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XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X X x THE WEATHER. X X FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS X - X X REPORT—LEASED WIRES X Wathinflton, d. c., April 9.— X X But Two Paper* In the X lor Ark*nM*: „ Cleanup x X State Have Thie Service X p!ife2bl?7a‘lr w,rm#r: Thunld,y- * X NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS. X X X X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1; , THE ONLY PAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME 36. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 10. 1912. NO. 160. & ' ■ - —.- - -... - -- - -—- ---- . - - --— -- - - - - -------■ - -____ ■VAST AREAS FLOODED BY LEVEE BREAK | ANOTHER BREAK ON*ARKANSAS SIDE FLOODS NEARLY EN |j| TIRE ST. FRANCIS VALLEY. PVast Acreage of Fertile Land Inundat ed anj Cities Are Flooded by the Rapid Spread of Water Releas ed From the River. B The yellow torrent of the Missis S sippi river rushing southward today tore another great gap in the dikes guarding the fertile acres of the vul ley. The crevasse occurred 60 miles north of Memphis, In the embankment that held the stream off the St. Kran t els levee territory in Arkansas. This new breach that had seemed imminent for a week or more, simply add& to the great flood reach in north east Arkansas. /Already part, of the district had /neg inundated because of a break 40 _/miles below the ((lolden lake cre vasse. Apparently t! t will be no life loss. Nevertheless, this cannot he deter mined for many days, or until res •" boats have patrolled the desolate acres of the flooded territory. The situation in the river's reaches south of Memphis seems unchanged i in the last 12 hours, up to lfl o’clock ■ tonight. Revetments guarding the i great delta and Yazoo districts have R held firm. The crucial point in the ■ fight was at Greenville, north of ™ Vicksburg. Here the flood water -. threatened to top the levee at anv moment. Six hundred state convicts and as many more laborers from outlying plantations fought to strengthen the dike against the flood’s threat. Like hordes of ants, the workers piled bags of sand along the menaced levee or parked earth in the bank where it threatened to give way. The dike proved strong and true, and govern ment engineers directing the fight say they will hold their own against the oncoming crest. A great many persons have left the city of Greenville, which lies almost directly under the levee. In the out lying country farmers and villagers have taken to higher land and live stock has been driven out of the dan ger zone. •OUlie OIlK'iaiH urp clUlU.T|miUlg aui* fering that would follow a break by providing supplies of food and cloth ing at Vicksburg. The possibility of life loss is remote. If the break were to occur, however, a great territory in the world's richest cotton country would be flooded. The effect of the Golden lake break will be to stay the crest of the flood in the lower river. It will give the thousands of laborers strengthening the dikes a chance to make their work more sure. All that water which escaped from the river above Memphis today, which will flow through the counties of northeast Arkansas, will eventually work back into the Mississippi through the'St. Francis river. Conservative observers of the trend of the flood tide took a more hopeful view of the situation tonight. The river is falling in the upper stretches and is gradually rising be low. This tremendous volume of wa ter must drain into the gulf and ev ery hour that the crisis in the lower river is delayed, in just that ratio Is increased the chance of man to win. 2,000 Square Miles Flooded. Memphis. Tenn., April 9.—Between 1,700 and 2,000 square miles, includ ing more than 500,000 acres of rich farming land in northeastern Arkan sas in the St. Francis 'basin, are af fected by an overflow from the Mis sissippi river as a result of a break in the main line of the levee system about 50 miles north of Memphis, near Golden Lake, Ark., today. At least two thriving towns—Mark ed Tree and Wilson, are inundated, and many other villages and country store settlements are threatened. No loss of life has occurred so far as was known here tonight. Tele phone lines to Marked Tree and Wil son were dov'n, but those acquainted ARSENE P. PUJO. Congressman Pujo of Louisians Is chairman of the house committee on banking and currency which will In vestigate the alleged " money trust." The hearing# will begin In a few days and Chairman Pujo announces that the best legal talent will be employed in behalf of the committee. with the territory express hope that all the Inhabitants are safe. The damage will run Into millions. Thousands of head of stock perished. Hundreds of farmers probably will suffer as to household goods, barns or farm implements and foodstuffs. Townspeople are certain to be heavy losers. Boats bearing rescuing parties al ready are in the parts of the flooded area nearest Memphis. Relief parties have also been organized and dis patched from Osceola, Ark., and other towns near the edge of the northern part of the inland sea formed by the water. News from the other sections of the northern river district tonight is cheering. Supplies of tents, bedding and clothing arrived in the Reclfoot lake territory of Tennessee. Refu gees brought from Wyanoke, Ark., yesterday have been rendered com fortable in Memphis and their imme diate needs supplied. Hickman, Ky., continues to care for 3,000 refugees under federal and state supervision. Distress in that district and in the immediate vicinity of Memphis lias been in a large measure relieved. The diversion of a vast quantity of water into the St. Francis basin be cause of today’s break should afford relief to the stretch of river between Barfield and Helena, about 200 miles, at least temporarily. Arkansas towns, which experienced engineers say are certainly under wa ter, from three to 10 feet In depth, are Marked Tree, Poinsett county, about 1,200 people, Wilson Mississip pi county, about 500; Big Lake. Crittenden county, about 2u0; De:ker (vilie, Poinsett county, 500; Tyron za, Poinsett county, 150. Besides these, many minor settlements are probably inundated. Indications are also that CrawfordBvllle, a town ot ■400 people in Crittenden county, will be invaded by the water. At Wilson and Marked Tree, large sawmill interests are located. The loss to these. In machinery, lumber and stores, possibly will reach a total of a million dollars. Today's break occurred 49% miles north of Memphis, river distance, 40% miles north of the point where the St. Clair levee collapsed last Sat urday. The overflow joined with that from the St. Clair breach affecting a total of 50 townships in five counties. A small part oi the water was held by Young and Carlon lake, with oth ers in a chain of small natural res ervoirs around the Golden Bend of the river. But many of these lakes already had been filled with water by the re cent heavy rainfall und backwater front feuall streams. The larger por tion of thp invading floods swept over this series of lakes, through small bayous to Tyronza river and Tyronza lake. Pemiscot Bayou will be filled by back water from the Little river. The water filled the immediate sec tion of country to a point about 2% miles south of Osceola, Ark., on the Mississippi river, also extends north west. Kngineers acquainted with the contour of the district explain that the overflow' eventually will go Into the St. Francis river, returning to the Mississippi through that stream. The 8t. Francis empties into the Missis sippi, nine miles north of Helena, anil 81 miles south of Memphis. Continued on Page Four, CONFERENCE OP MINERS TOMORROW TO DECIDE WHETH ER IT WILL BE AN AGREE MENT OR A WALK OUT. President White Says Government In tervention Is Not Desired by the Miners in the Settlement of the Wage Controversy. Philadelphia, April S).—John P. White, president of the United Mine Workers of America, and officials of that union from ihe anthracite fields, are gathered here tonight awaiting the conference arranged for tomorrow with the committee of hard coal op erators, which will decide whether the present suspension of work in the anthracite regions will eventuate in to a strike, or whether the men shall return to work under a new agree ment. President White, discussing'the sit uation tonight, said his colleagues would renew the demands which they had presented at the last conference with the operators. In case he and, his committee failed to reach a sat isfactory agreement with the opera tors, lie said, there would be no ar bitration and that the union would not apply for mediation under the terms of the Erdman act. He ex pressed his belief that suitable terms would be reached, but said: ‘YWe realize we are not going to any front parlor conference.” The miners' leaders said that neither President Taft nor former President 'Roosevelt had taken any hand in the present controversy. He said no governmental nor political interference was desired and the min ers are amply able to take care of themselves. Demands which will again be sub mitted to the coal operators tomor row’ were framed at a convention of hard coal miners in Pottsville last January and call for: Eight-hour day, recognition of union, 20 per cent in crease, minimum of $3.50 a day, a uni form ton of 2,240 pounds wherever practicable. Whatever the ultimatum of the op erators may be, It will be brought be fore the miners through a referendum vote, or a convention, for final agree ment. DEEDING NAMED AS A DIRECTOR HOT SPRINGS MAN IS MADE AN OFFICIAL OF THE SOUTHERN COMMERCIAL CONGRESS. C. R. Breckinridge of Fort Smith, Also on the Board—Conference Closes Today. Nashville, Term., April 9.—Governor Judson Harmon of Ohio was received with enthusiasm tonight when he ap peared before the Southern Commer cial congress as the chief spceko- on a program devoted to agriculture. Mr. Harmon's subject wras "Agriculture and Basis of the Nation’s Strength." Governor Harmon was the gue.rt (f the Board of Trade and the local Harmon club, and was entertained ii - formally at breakfast and luncheon by the local organizations. He will leave tomorrow' morning for St.. Louis. Other speakers tonight were John H. Small, member of congress from North Carolina, who spoke on “M '*v ing the Agricultural college to the farm.'’ Milton Whitney, chief of tlie federal bureau of soils, and Clarence J. Owens, secretary and treasurer of the Southern Commercial congress, who made a report on the activities of the congress for the past year. At the annual meeting of the sus taining members of the congress this evening, the following directors were elected for the ensuing year: Alabama—A. P. Bush, John L. Kaul. Arkansas — C. R. Breckenridge, George R. Belding. Florida— Duncan U. Fletcher, F. A. Jennings Georgia—Asa G. Candler, Harvie Jordan. Kentucky—John B. McFerrin, S. L. McKellar. Louisiana—John M. Parker, Dr. Os car Dowling. Maryland—W. N. Hurst, C. J Ow ens. BRITAIN’S DOWAGER QUEEN. 1 «-1 ....... This Is the latest picture of Dowa ger Queen Alexandria, who I* seri ously III with Influenza. She Is now sixty-eight year* old and great anxi ety Is felt throughout the empire. Mississippi—Charles Scott, It. W Milisaps. Missouri—David R. Francis, George W. Simmons. North Carolina C. N. Evans. Oklahoma—Senator R. L. Owen. South Carolina—l.ewis W. Parker, R. I. Manning. Tennessee—Leland Hume, J. Allen Smith. Texas—Henry Exall. Adolph Roldt. Virginia—Thomas S. Southgate, E. B. White. West Virginia—Roy B. Naylor. District of Columbia—William H. Saunders, Charles A. Douglas. G. G-. Da we. Resolutions were presented and adopted expressing the thanks of the congress to President Duncan Fletch er, Managing Director <3. <3. Dawes and Clarence J. Owens, secretary treasurer of the organization. These officers will in all probability be re elected tomorrow. Telegrams have been received at headquarters from ail over the south asking for the next meeting of the congress, all of which will be con sidered tomorrow, when the next meeting of the congress, all of which will be considered tomorrow, when the next meeting place is chosen. Houston seems to be the leading can didate for the location. The congress will hold conferences ail day tomorrow and will close tomor row night w’ith a rally in which rep resentatives of all the states partici pating will make brief addresses. TRIED SUICIDE IN CITY JAIL OPERATOR HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE GETS MORPHINE ilN THE CITY JAIL. Hurried to the Barry Hospital Where City Physician Attends Him and He Is Out of Danger. George Westerfield, the telegraph operator held at the city jail after he had tried Monday to cash a tele graph order on the Arkansas Nation al bank for $!»00, last night tried to kill himself in the city jail. He asked the jailor to go out. and get him u lunch, and the jailor Inform ed him it was against the rules of the Jail. Later another prisoner in the jail called the jailor and told him some one was dying, and it was found to be Westerfield, who, it is believed, took several grains of morphine. City Physician Ellis was hurriedly summoned and gave the man tempo rary relief, after which he was takem to the Barry hospital, where at a late hour he was resting well and it is believed he will recover. Westerfield had written a tele graphic money order and signed the Hibernian National bank of New Or leans to it. He did not have any luck cashing it., however, as It was not in the code of the American Banking as sociation, and President Hlx of the Arkansas National bank was not sat isfied it was genuine. Later Wester field brought in another message say ing the first was all right and to pay it, and later he was arrested. ROOSEVELT AND CLARK WINNERS IN ILLINOIS PREFER ENTIAL PRIMARY BY OVER WHELMING MAJORITY. Roosevelt Beats Taft Three to One. Clark’s Victory Decisive—New York Declines to Instruct for President. Chicago, April ft.—Uncomplete re turns frpm Illinois primary election precinct# indicate that Theodore Roosevelt led President Taft, about two and a half to one in the presiden tial preferential primary today and that Champ Clark's vote in the same primary was approximately twice that of Governor Wilson of New Jersey. Colonel Chauncey Dewey, head of the state Roosevelt organization, gave out a statement declaring the former president had carried Illinois by 150. 000, and that while the average pro portion of his vote to that of Presi dent Taft was two and a half to one, in places it had been as high as 5 to 1. Senator l.a Follette [tolled a small vote. State candidates known to he friend ly to Senator Lorimer are indicated by early returns to have lost in sev eral contests. Chief of these was Len Small, who for governor, appears to hRve been defeated by Governor De neen. Senator Cullom encountered a sharp fight for the advisory vote for United States senator and early re turns indicated he was losing to L. Y. Sherman. There was no contest on the democratic ticket. Women's suffrage in Chicago ap peared to have met a decisive defeat. I New York Uninstructed. Rochester, N. Y., April 9.—New York state’s delegates at large to the republican national convention will not be instructed to vote for the re nomination of President Taft. In stead, tho committee on resolutions of the republican state convention vot ed almost unanimously tonight to re port a resolution to the convention tomorrow favoring his re-nomlnation and urging the state delegation to car ry out the party’s choice. Taft Wins Kentucky. Louisville, April 9.—President Taft secured nine uncontested delegates to the republican national convention In today s district conventions In Ken tucky and Colonel Roosevelt one. Eight uncontested Taft delegates were chosen today In the third, fourth, seventh and ninth districts. In the fifth district, the delegation was di vided by agreement, two for Taft and two for Roosevelt, with half a vote for each. In the eighth and tenth districts, the Taft men organized the meeting and selected delegates, whereupon the Roosevelt adherents walked out, organized a convention and named contesting delegations. In the eleventh district the process was reversed. The first, second and sixth districts held conventions yesterday and nam ed a total of six Taft instructed dele gates. At the state convention here tomor row Kentucky’s delegation of 26 will be completed by the election of font delegates to represent the state at large. Even Break in Vermont. Montpelier, Vt., April 9.—Half Ver mont’s eight delegates to the Chi cago convention were chosen today and Taft and Roosevelt supporters split even in the struggle for control. The delegation will be completed to morrow at the state convention, with the choice of the four delegates at large. NEW YORK DELEGATES TO GO UNINSTRUCTED CHARLEY MURPHY’S RETURN THROWS LIGHT ON DEMO CRATIC SITUATION. Mew York, April 9.—With the re turn today of Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany -Hall, from At lantic City, it was declared that if the counsels of -party leaders are fol lowed, as there Is every reason to bo I HUDSON MAXIM. Kte-^-| Hudson Maxim, the famous Inventor, J says that In a very short times there will be only three countries In th* world—the United States of Asia (In eluding Europe), the United States of Africa and the United States of America. lieve they will he. New York’s 90 delegates to ilie democratic national convention will go to Baltimore un pledged for I lie presidential nomina tion. In addition to the four delegates at large to be choBeu by the state con vention which will assemble here Thursday, the 43 congressional dis tricts will name delegates to the Bal timore gathering who will be con firmed by the state convention. It was announced today no slate lias been agreed on for delegates at large, although It is said the delegates -prob ably will be United States Senator O'Gorman, Charles P. Murphy, 'Sam uel Untermeyer, Governor Dlx or lieu tenant Governor Conway. Other names suggested include Alton B. Parker and Isadore Straus. lit. was freely predicted today that, the speech of Mayor Gayuor, before the National Democratic club’s Thom as Jefferson dinner next Saturday will he the formal announcement of - his candidacy for the presidential nomination, it is declared by close friends of democratic leaders that the 90 delegates from New York, though uninstructed, will vote for Mayor Gay nor. At a meeting of the democratic state committee tomorrow night, the tentative draft of the platform to be adopted at the state convention will be discussed In executive session. Many leaders are known to favor mak ing state issues subordinate to na tional questions. LEWIS RELATES ROSY PLANS HE FOSTERED WANTED TO MAKE UNIVERSITY CITY A CENTER OF INTERNA TIONAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY. St. Louis, Mo., April 9,—E. G. I;ewis,. on the stand In his own defense today, told the jury in the United States dis trict court here that he put every thing he possessed, including his home and life Insurance policies, into the Lewis enterprises in efforts to save the investors. Lewis, who is on trial on a charge of using the mails to defraud, testified he mortgaged his home in University City for $35,000 and turned the money over to the re-organization commit tee. He said he carried $450,000 life insurance, part of it In endowment pol icies. On these, he said, $57,000 had accrued In 1911. He drew the money, he said, and turned it over to the com mittee. "There is nothing left,” he said, "and I borrowed $2,000 each from four men and went to California, that I might draw the attacks on me away from my enterprises." Looking steadily at the jury and speaking firmly, loudly and rapidly, Lewis, the last witness for himself, explained in detail his dream of mak ing the Lewi* Publishing company the greatest in the world, and Uni versity City the center of activities of international extent. He spoke so rapidly and enthusias tically that h!s attorneys frequently had to interrupt him and give the jurors time to assimilate the testi mony. Lewis was ndt cross-examined t>y the government attorneys. PERRY DEFEATS ENGLISH. Atlanta. Ga„ April 9.—Jimmy Perry was awarded the decision in a 10 round bout here tonight with Clarence English. CHARGE TAFT AND SI1S0N WITH OVERSTEPPING AUTHOR ITY IN SUSPENDING GENERAL AINSWORTH FROM SERVICE. Committee on Military Affairs Se verely Arraigns President and Sec retary for Their Part in the Proceedings. Washington, April 9.—President Taft and Secretary Stimson are se verely arraigned In a sensational re port on the Ainsworth case, presented to tlie house today by the military af fairs committee. Secretary Stimson is charged with having committed a greut and irrepar able wrong and "a flagrant misuse of official authority” when last. Febru ary lie suspended General Ainsworth from his duties as adjutant general of the army and charged him with in subordination. That the president and Secretary Stimson pre-judged the case, that the accusations against the general were based on prejudice and that the secretary of war has an 'er roneous” idea of his relation to con gress, are some of the other conclu sions reached by a majority of the committee, of which Representative Hay o^ Virginia is chairman. Following General Ainsworth’s re lief from duty, and when a court mar tial seemed probable, the president permitted him to retire from the army because of his long service. The re port follows an investigation of Ains worth's relief from duty, set afoot by a resolution by Representative Wat kins of HouiBiana. Criticising the release of General Ainsworth, the report declares the "worst features of it was that this officer of long and distinguished ser vice had no tribunal toif^fic Ti he eouTl™* appeal with any hope ot justice of fair treatment.” The majority of the committee con clude that General Ainsworth had been guilty of no act which justified the letter of suspension from Secre tary Stimson and "that the charges had origin in a determination to drive General Ainsworth from active ser vice, and have nothing to support them but bare assertion coupled with misrepresentation and suppression of tbe truth.” The report then goes on to say that it is Incredible of belief that Sttm son believed Ainsworth guilty of the charges, and adds: ‘‘Some other reason must have ac tuated the secretary of war and that reason is not hard to find. Your com mittee being familiar with all the phases of the legislative features in the army appropriation bill, can very readily account for this violent as sault on General Ainsworth.” It is pointed out that General Ains worth favored the five-year enlistment, plan in the army bill, which was op posed by other officers of the general staff and that Secretary Stimson’s let ter of suspension to the general was sent the day this feature of the bill was being discussed In the house. Secretary 'Stimson’s comment to the house, when he sent the papers in the case, to the effect that his action “was not to be construed as a recog nition of the authority of the house or any of its committees to require of the chief executive a statement of reasons for his official action,” is se verely criticised. General Ainsworth’s stand on a cer tain letter to the secretary of war on which much of the charges were based, is defended. WANT “SHOT” FIRERS. Louisville, Ky., April 9.—Western Kentucqy coal operators and dele gates representing the union miners of that district failed again today to reach an agreement under which work shall be carried on for the nest two years. The points of disagreement are the 74 per cent lump coal demand of the men and their demand that “shot flrers” he employed by the operators. The joint session will be resumed at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. KETCH EL'S SLAYERS APPEAL. , Jefferson City, Mo., April 9.—Ap peals of Walter Dipley and Goldie Smith, convicted of the murder of Stanley Ketchel, champion middle weight pugilist, was argued and sub mitted to the supreme court today. Each is serving a life sentence.