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|~TTr~'T 22 ~~2 THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES day and Saturday warmer i All the Real News I — .. - — -- Saturday. 1 ;i' 1 . ~ j VOLUME XXXII. hot springs, Arkansas, Friday, January 3, 1913. no. 76. -—r. Expired as Result of Stroke of Apoplexy at His Home at 12:35 Physician Had Been Called and Was Just Entering the Door When Senator Davis Expired. Little Rock. Ark., Jan. 3.—United States Senator Jeff Davis died at his home In Little iRock at 12:35 this morning of apoplexy. About midnlgiht Senator Davis call ed his son and said he was feeling badly. The son called a physician and remained at his father’s bedside. As the physician entered the door tiie senator feel hack and expired. Senator Davis had complained of feeling ill early in the evening. The ■ amily physician however said that his condition was not serious. How ever the senator still complaining re tired early. He htjd apparently been sleeping soundly up to the time he called for his son. Senator Davis returned home from Washington for the holidays, appar ently in good health. He was about on the streets as usual during the day. During his last political campaign in September, there was general com ment cn the fact tihat he did not use the fiery political methods that char acterized his earlier campaigns. He is survived by a widow and seven children. The oldest son Wal lace, aged 24, has been associated with the senator in his law office. His eldest daughter. Miss Bessie, has acted as his private secretary. His other dhiidreii, Janie, Jeff, Jr., lna, Lucile and Lewis, are students in local schools. Senator Davis’ aged mother, who Is 84 years old still lives at Russellville. The senator was twice married, tho second time about a year ago. Besides being a picturesque char acter in Washington during his one term in the senate, which began in 1B07. United States Senator Jeff Davis had the distinction of being t e only man elected to the governor ship of Arkansas three times. Pre vious to his six years incumbency as governor of his state, Mr. Davis had been prosecuting attorney of the fifth Arkansas judicial district and in ixys was elected attorney genera! of the state. Mr. Davis was horn in Little River county. Ark.. In 1862, and received his education at Russellville Ark., and at Vandervilt university, graduat ing from the latter institution iff 1884 • He was admitted to the bar the same year and soon after began to practice. Senator Davis’ terns would have ex pired March 4, of this year. At the democratic state primary last March, he defeated Former Congress man Stephen Brundige for nomina tion as senator. As tihe legislature is overwhelmingly democratic, he would have been re-elected as soon as the legislature convened. Crov. Donaghey, at an early -hour this morning, said he thought it in appropriate to discuss the matter of the appointment of Senator Davis' successor. Senator Davis' Death Occasions Pro found Regret at National Capital. Washin^ton^ Jan. 3.—The sudden death of Senator Jeff Davis of Arkan sas, came as a distinct surprise and fthock to his friends in the capitol tills morning. The senator left Wash ington, Dec. 13, to spend the Christ mas holidays a( home and at that time appeared in the best of spirits. He had not been in good health for some time, although his condition did not occasion his friends mtuth alarm. On one or two occasions his friends say, he had suffered front attacks of dizziness. On recovering from these attacks lie invariably marie light of them. Since taking his seat in the senate in 1907, Senator DavlB had grown steadily In the esteem of his fellow members. At first he was regarded as an extreme radical in his views. When deatih overtook him he was chairman of the senate committee on th*> Mississippi river and its tribu taries and a member of the commit tee on claims, coast and insular sur vey, interior department expendi tures, immigration, Indian depreda tions, private land claims and public lauds. A committee of Jhe senate will be named to attend the funeral, together with t'iie entire delegaion in the house from Arkansas, with others, as soon as the sergeant-at-arms of the senate and ttiouse are apprised of the plans for the funeral. Telegrams were sent this morning to his family inquiring as to these plans. VIOLATED PARCELS POST LAW. Shipment of Live Lobsters and Shrimps Put in New York Office. New York, ,Ian. 2.—The first viola tion of the parcels post law was dis covered here this afternoon wilien a queer looking package addressed to Philadelphia was opened to reveal a live lobster and a handful of live shrimp. Under the law, live shell 8sh are classed as ‘‘unmallable mat ter." The package was held up. More than lfiOO packages were mail ed at the general postofhce here to day and many thousands more at the branothes. At the Grand Central sta tion broneh 8.000 bundles came in during the morning from suburban towns. Among them were forty car tons containing eggs. Only a small percentage of persons using the parcels post today took ad vantage of the privilege to have their packages insured. GOVERNOR DONAGBEY GRANTS M’VAY RESPITE HIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN STAY ED FOR ONE WEEK BY AC TION OF GOVERNOR. I — Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 2.—Gov. George \V. Donagthey, tonight granted a respite until Jan. 10 to John Mc Vay, who was sentenced to be hang ed at Pine Bluff tomorrow, but who has been declared Insane by a jury empanelled by Sheriff Brewster or Pine Bluff. McVay became violent several days ago and before he could be subdued and removed to a hospital, slightly injured two of the prison guards. Another jury will lie empannelled be fore the respite expires to again pass on his sanity. McVay killed J. W. Etheridge of Fall Back. Miss., last November, while Etheridge's trial for the killing of a relative of McVay was in progress. REVENUE BILL TONIGHT. Will Be the Mor,t Important Work of Adjourned Session of the Council. When the city council holds Its ad journed session tonight, the foremost matter for consideration will be the revenue hill which has been mater ially changed, and will he up for first ^consideration. ( The 'bill alters the revenue considerably, though it does not raise except In the matter of transcients, who otherwise contri bute little for the privilege they en joy. The council will also take up the saloon licenses for the coming year. I 11 .. - -- ■ ----- ■■ I [ DICTIONARY COUPON No. 59 j This Coupon, clipped from the Sentinel-Record for six consecutive days, and the expense bonus named below, entitles the reader to choice of three different styles of the NEW WEBSTERIAN (1912) DICTIONARY. ILLUSTRATED. Six coupons and 98c—A $4.00 Dictionary, bound In limp leather. Six coupons and 81c—A $3.0C Dictionary bound in half leather. Six coupons and 48c—A $2.00 Dictionary bound in cloth. (See description and conditions O" another page). Friday, .January .1, T 91 LUITPOLD OF BAVARIA Luitpold, prince regent of Bavaria, la falling so rapidly in health and strength that the death of the ninety two-year-old ruler may be looked for at any moment. CINCINNATI VISITED DY DESTRUCTIVE FIRE HEAVY SNOW STORM HAMPERED THE WORK OF THE FIREMEN —LOSS $250,000. Cincinnati. Jan. 3.—The Carlisle building, a seven-story stone struc ture, at the intersection of Fourth avenue and Walnut street, was al most gutted by tire early this morn ing, entailing a loss .of about a quar ter of a million dollars. The building is in the commercial district near the Gibson hotel, which was destroyed by fire several weeks ago. Among the firms damaged was rhe Provident Savings bank, and Trust company, the Missouri Pacific offices, Rendigs-Lothman company, which suffered heavily in tthe Gibson house fire, and Frohman and company wholesale jwelers. A heavy snow storm hampered work of the firemen. WOULD REDUCE RATES. Washington, Jan. 2.—The Chicago board of trade today petitioned the inter-state commerce commission to reduce to 7H cents tne rate on grain for export from Omaha. The price from that point to Chicago now' is 12 cents on wheat and 11 cents on coarse grain and the charge is made that it is unjust, as compared with a rate of 15*^ cents from Omaha to New Orleans GOV. MARSHALL ON GAMBLING VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT ADVO CATES NATIONAL LEGISLA TION AGAINST THE EVIL. Chicago. .Tan. 2.—Gov. Thomas Tt. Marshal) of Indiana, vice president elect of the United States, in reply for aid in a local crusade against gambling, today advocated national legislation against gambling and promised 'his aid in obtaining such laws. “It is too late for me to change my message to the general assembly of Indiana,” he wrote to the leader in the anti-gambling war here, “but I suggest that you bring the matter before the incoming congress of the United States. 1 shall be clad to ren der you any assistance In stamping out gambling.” BIG INHERITANCE TAX. Salt Lake City, Utah Jan. 2.—The fnhertance tax paid to the state of Utah, by the estate of the late E. H. Harriman, will cover about two thirds the cost of tthe erection of the state oapitol, which was contracted for today. The Hhrrlman estate paid the state nearly three quarters of a million dollars and this was set aside bV the last legislature as a capitol fund. The building will cost f 1.040,000 BAILEY IN LAST SPEECH PICTURESQUE SENATOR FROM TEXAS ATTACKS THE INITIA TIVE AND REFERENDUM. MAKES ATTACK ON HEARST Says Proposed Reforms Would Put Reins of Government in Hands of the Idle, the Unskilled and the Vicious. Washington, Jan. 2.—Senator Jos. W. Bailey, of Texas, long one of the picturesque figures and striking speakers of the United States senate delivered today before crowded floors and galleries, ’his final speech as a member of that body. Within a day or two his resigns ion will be laid b.efcre the senate Pnd communicated to <>ov. Colquitt of Texas, his expec tation being that R. M. Johnston, of Houston, will be named to fill out Ails term, which would end March 4. Senator Bailey’s speech was an at tack upon the principles of the ini tiative and referendum as Institutions that would, if adopted, bring about the overthrow of the present system of American government. He said they originated in the desire of poli ticians 'to escape the responsibility tor action on such petty questions as We location of state capitals and the settlement of prohibition fights. As nstitutions of government he declar ed that the schemes for direct legisla tion by the people would convert the United States from a republic into a democracy and would give its con trol into "the hands of the unskilled, the idle and the vicious.” An attack upon Wm. R. Hearst in the course of (his speech in which 'he characterized Mr. Hearst as a “mis erable dog” and who had “hounded ‘lim.” brought Senator Astmrst of Ari zona to his feet. He attempted to answer this phase of Mr. Bailey's at tack uiton radical newspapers and magazines but was stopped by the Texas senator with the remark Hint he “could make that reply outside.” Later Mr. Anhurst took the floor in his own right, and in the course of his defense of the system of direct rovernment, paid a tribute to Mr. Hearst, as a loyal American citizen. Galleries were crowded to their ut most capacity and long lines of peo ple waited In the corridors for an op portunity to hear the Texans rare well address to the senate. To the membership of the senate, was added nearly 75 members of the house, who filled the benches and lined the walls ilong the floor of t«he chamber. Sena tor Bailey spoke for four hours and throughout that time he received the closest attention from members and spectators. As he concluded, a wave >f applause swept through the gal leries. bringing a sharp reprimand from Senator Oallinger, the presiding officer. h'resiaeni-eiect wiisun, aunuusu quoted liberally by Senator Bailey in defense of bis declaration that direct egislation Is not in accord with the principle of American government, received only this commendation ”rom the Texas senator: “If the man we have elected presi dent of the United States gives the country a sane and satisfactory ad ministration,’’ he declared, “the re publican party will never nominate another candidate for tihe presidency. "Why should you,” he continued, advancing toward the republican side of the chamber. "You didn't carry but two states this year, and those two of the smallest. The contest four years from now will be between us and the Rooseveltians. He (Roose velt) will take some more, but thank Clod, they will be tihe kind we can afford to lose. “Our conflict is with Roosevelt. If our president believes he can take the radical vote away from Roosevelt, he is mistaken. The only man who can do that and he has not succeeded well, is Bugene V Debs. He is the only man wtho can out-Roosevelt Roosevelt in attracting the radical vote. What the democratic parly needs is not tihe radical but the demo cratic.” Much of Senator Bailey's speech was devoted to excerpts and quota tions from the writings of the men who organized and first administered the American government and to stu dents who had in inter years discus sed the effect of direct legislation up on its principles. From the former he drew what 'he said was unques tionable proof that the United States began as a representative govern ment and not a democracy of direct legislation. From the latter, among whom was governor Wilson, he quot ed to show that the opinion of the students was that the people were not so well qualified to legislate as were seasoned men selected by them who framed tflieir legislation in de liberate assembly. At one point Sena tor Bailey produced a book of 208 pages' which he said represented the o2 questions submitted to the direct, SIR RUDOLF SLATIN Slatln Pasha, hero of the ware against the Mahdi and once the cap tive of that leader, has been given the grand cross of the Victorian order by King George. Sir Rudolf le an hon orary major general In the British army and for 12 years has been In spector general of the Sudan. vote of the people of Oregon in one year. ‘‘Now, honor bright,” he said, “how many citizens do you suppose there are w'ho studied Whose questions? How many understood them when they do study them? I do not mean to reflect on the intelligence of the people, when I say they could not un derstand them with the opportunity they were given to study tiliem. 1 could not do it myself.” He declared that in Switzerland the people hud become disgusted with Hie constant necessity of voting on questions of government and had gradually refused to go to the polls. A compulsory voting law, he said, had not proven feasible and they finally determined to pay voters. “Make*’em vote, and if they won't, pay ’em to vote, is the principle sug gested," said Mr. Hailey. Mr. Hailey declared tlhat in states where constitutional amendments’had been submitted to the people, hut a small proportion of the citizens vot ed upon them. In Wisconsin, he said, it ran as low as from 24 to 26 per cent. In Oregon, he declared, on a question involving the future 'of the state’s university in which the pub lic had become keenly interested but SO per cent ihad voted upon the ques tion. Senator Ashurst, answering Sena tor Bailey, declared that the percen tage of people who voted on public questions in the states where direct legislation was attempted, was fully as great as the percentage of United States senators "sworn and paid to vote on legislation” who voted on the majority of the subjects before the senate. Senator Ashurst, in ’his defense of Mr. Hearst, declared tlhat his name was associated with the success ot many projects to promote the happi ness of the people and the perpetuity of American institutions; and declar ed tiiat he was a “Ann friend, a lov ing husband and a faithful father.” “More than that, I need not say; less tihan that I could not say,” he added. WHITELAW REID’S BODY NEARS ROME BATTLESHIPS CONVEYING IT SIGHTED ABREAST FIRE IS LAND THIS MORNING. % New York, .Jan. .'1.—Far out from shore, their lights hardly discernible in the thick weather, the British' Natal, bringing home the body of the late Ambassador to England, Wihitelaw Held, and her escort of six United States warships, came abrdast of Fire Island at 1 o’clock this morn ing. The British war craft was tuft at Nantucket at 9 o’clock Thursday morning by the American vessels. The program is for the Natal and her escorting squadron to enter t'he har bor at an early hour and steam up the Hudson to their final anchorage here about 10 o’clock. WOULD STOP HAZING. Washington, Jan. 2.—With a view to preventing (hazing at the naval acad emy, Senator Perkins of California introduced a bill which would make n rartet dismissed for having Ineligi ble for reappointment and also iuell glibel for appointment as a commis sioned officer in the army, navy or marine corps, until after the gradua tion of the class of which he was a member. ARCHIBAND MAY TESTIFY. Washington, Jan.. 2.—Judge Robert W. Archbald of the United States commerce court may take the witness stand in the senate tomorrow during progress of the impeachment trial against him. The impeachment court reconvenes at 1:30 o'clock after a recess since Dec. 19. Judge Arch bald’s attorneys will put on several t N* additional witnesses to testify as to ills character and business relations. In case the examination of these witnesses is concluded In llhe after noon it is expected Judge Archbald will testify. Members of the senate anticipate that all testimony will have been presented before the con clusion of Saturday's session. Argu ments will be presented early npxt week and a decision Is expected soon. FINALLY KILLED HIMSELF. Epernay, France, Jan. 2.—A new years suicide out of the ordinary was committed here late last night by Oaetan Valencin, a workman, aged 2ti, who had been disappointed In love. Valencin placed a dynamite cart ridge on his breast and caused it to explode. He was frightfully burned but not mortally hurt. He then stab bed himself twice over the (heart. He was still able to walk, and remarked to some neighbors who had rushed In: "I have# started to kill myself and now 1 am going to finish.” He thereupon placed another dyna mite cartridge in his mouth, lighted the fuse and waited for the explosion whlnh tore his bead into fragments. IN THE VOTE WORKERS IN SENTINEL-RECORD PIANO CONTEST ACCOMPLISH SPLENDID RESULTS. FINE PIANO IS THE MAGNET All Arp Desirous of Winning This Splendid Instrument, But All Will Win Cash Premiums If They • Fail to Get Piano. The Sentinel-Record's Piano voting contest goes merrily or, with the candidates making faster gains since the first of the year. All report that they are able to secure more sub scriptions, and consequently more ballots, since January 1st has past, and all expect to roll up a big vote between this date and January 15, tihe date on which the name of the lucky lady will become know-n. The race has developed Into a close contest between several of the can didates and this interest promises to remain a feature of the contest to tihe end. One feature of the contest which is very gratifying to both the con testants and to the Sentinel-Record is the number of new subscriptions being secured by tihe solicitors. The number has been an agreeable sur prise, and yesterday when the con testants turned their biggest bunCh of new subscriptions, they demon strated what they are liekly to do during the remainder of tne contest. New subscriptions count more votes for the candidates, and the workers have surprised tfhemselves at the ease with whioh new subscriptions to the Sentinel-Record can be secured. There’s a reason for this, of course. The Sentinel-Record Is the omly pa per in the City receiving the full day and night Associated Press report, and readers of this paper get tihe same news of the world that they would get If tihey bought a metropoli tan paper. This is a feature which prospective subscribers should bear in mind. All the candidates and their friends are busy again this week saving the coupons from the paper. The cou pon 'now running expires on Satur day, January 4, at four o’clock, and should be in the hands of the con test manager at that time in order to be counted in the vote standing. All the candidates are high in their praise of tihe Sentinel-Record for its generous increase of the percentage of cash which they may win, in case they fail to win the piano. There will be some handsome cash prizes awarded at the end of the contest, in addition to the magntflcent piano and U.e beautiful 125000 writing desk. If any have not seen the splendid Leyhe piano which constitutes the first prize in the contest, they are urged to see it in the show window of A. 0. Rhodes & Son. S05 Central avenue, where it Is on exhibition. TO GOETHALS DEMOCRATS DO NOT WANT HIM APPOINTED HEAD OF PAN AMA GOVERNMENT. WANT WILSON TO APPOINT If Col, Goethals is Not Appointed Head of the Zone Government All Canal Employes Will Be Placed Under Civil Service. Washington, Jan. 2.—Opposition of democratic senators to President Taft's plan of putting Col. Geo. W. Goethals. builder of the Panama canal, at the head of the eivil govern ment of I he zone, took such propor tions today that aorar of Mr. Taft’s advisers urged ihim to forego the plan and leave the creation of the zone government to his successor, Presi dent-elect Wilson. Some wtho talked with the presi dent. early in the day. were convinced that he would canvuss the situation further -before abandoning his plan. Others in close touch with the presi dent were positive tihat out of con sideration for Col. Goethals, whom he does not wish to involve in a politi cal dispute, he would give up tilie idea, and that Col. Goethals, immed iately after appearing before the con gressional committee formulating ui» propriatlona tor fortifications of the canal, would return to his work. One feature of the plan however, if Col. Goethals is not put at the head of Me zone government, is to place all employes of the canal work under civil service tty the president’s exe cutive order. A few employes on the, isthmus already are in civil service, but tihe great number of the canal workers have been appointed by the isthmian canal commission. The attitude of the democratic sen ators is that the present canal com nii.-aion should not he displaced and dlsdfgantzed until the carnal is com pleted. “The bill autihorizing the president to organize a civil government for the canal zone never could have become a law but for the assurance that tthere would be no premature action,” said Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia. “Wo accepted this assurance as meaning that the commission would be allow ed to continue its labors until con struction should be finished and the water running.” The democrats further take the position Mat the services of all the members of all the commission are needed still and tihey contend that to provide for Col. Goethals and sum marily dismiss all other commission ers, would be an unfair discrimina tion. They express admiration for Col. Goethals, and Senator Smith went so far as to say that he would favor conferring all possible military honors upon hint. "But to lift him alone out of the commission for any purpose and leave the other commissioners out of con sideration, and especially to deprive tihe country of the services of the commission at wftiat may still be a critical time, we believe to be neither wise nor fair, "Mr. Smith continued. He further said that many of the re publican senators express this view, and headed his conviction, that if Col. Goethal’s nomination should be sent in, it could not be confirmed at this time. BRINGING COLE BACK. Is Wanted in Mena on Charge of Ac cepting a Bribe. Atlanta, Ga.. Jan. 2.—M. W. Cole, former chief of police of l-awrenee vn.e, Ga., who is wanted at Mena, Ark., to face charges of accepting a bribe, and permitting a murderer sus pect to escape, passed through here tonight in custody of Deputy Sheriff Hungat, enroute for the Arkansas town. Charges against Cole resulted from the disappearance of Vade Higgins, arrested in Arkansas in connection with the killing of Wm. McClung in Gwynnett county, Ga., 14 years ago. Higgins was being brought to Georgia by Cole. _ NOMINATION BALLOT | COUNTING ONE VOTE. For Miss or Mrs..... Address ..s. In The SENTINEL-RECORD PIANO CONTEST, subject to conditions governing contest. Ballots to be counted must be separated, carefully trlmmeo around border and deposited unfolded. Use this ballot to vote for yourself or a friend In the Piano Contest. THIS BALLOT WILL BE VOID AT 4p.m. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. =- ... . .. L.-.-.-.e.. n .