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I UTODAY All the Real News tnUnel'Mttatit. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913. NO. 86. THE WEATHER WASHINGTON, JAN. 15.—FORE CAST FOR ARKANSAS—CLOUDY THURSDAY, RAIN AT NIGHT OR FRIDAY. TURKS MUST BALKANS DEFER THEIR RE SUMPTION OF WAR BUT A SHORT WHILE LONGER STAND PAT ON ALL QUESTIONS With the Fight Won They Will Re fuse to Agree to Peace Until Their Guarantee of “Balkans For the Balkan People.” London, Jan. 15.—The Balkan king doms have not weakened in their determination to reopen the war un less Turkey accept* their terms quickly. In deference to the powers they may withhold the execution ot their resolve a Jew' days longer than seemed likely yesterday. They wish the world to know that their policy is unchanged. As allies they inaugurated the doctorine ot "the Balkans for the Balkan peo ples,” at a time when it appeared al most presumptuous folly to the great nations of Europe and they declare now that they propose to maintain the right, which tlheir united armies won, to be considered a great inde pendent nation and manage their own diplomacy according to their own views of what their national interests demand. They assert that their diplomatic course Is a straightforward* and frank one. and while willing to concede a brief peripd of delay for Turkey’s answer, it is not with a view of re suming negotiations on any modified basis. When, on December 27, tlhey pre sented their terms, the Turks thought the allies were bluffing, and In turn presented on December 28 counter proposals which failed to take Into account the war and re-establish the situation as It was before hostilities. These counter proposals the allies re jected as “unacceptable and undis cussable,” eince then ttlie Balkan states have not’ changed their terms one iota, wlille the Turks have receded ail along the line except on the ques tions of Adrianople and the Aegean Islands. The allies have adopted an atti tude of stern firmness to convince Turkey that no alternative is possi ble tor the conclusion of peace, but the acceptance of their original con ditions, but in so doing uney have not wished to hurt the susceptibilities of the powers or alienate their sym pathies. They give It as a reason tor their decision to await patiently the result of the note of the powers to Constantinople which may take any of the three following forms: First, Turkey refusing flatly to fol low nhe advice of Kurope. Second, Turkey giving an Inconclu sive answer with the object of further postponing a decision. Third, Turkey asking for a continu ation of the peace negotiations here on a new proposal which might pro vide for the preservation of Adria nople, but the dismantling of its forti fications and a pledge under guar antee of the powers not to attempt any work in the future on the fortifi cations of the town. Should Turkey refuse to follow the advice of the powers or give an eva sive answer, the allies will carry out iheir plan already announced and ask for the convocation of the con lerence, at which they will officially break off negotiations. Then will come denunciation of the armistice. If Turkey offers a new proposal, the Bulgarian delegation having precise instructions will insist on its claim lor Adrlanople, but will refer the mat ter to Sofia for consideration. The tlreek Servian and Montene grin delegations have notified Dr. Daneff that Bulgaria will have their full support in whatever course it de cides to follow, tout they will leave •o Bulgaria, which is most directly interested in this issue, full liberty to make the final decision. Bulgarians here consider it impos sible that their country will renounce Adrlanople and be satisfied to see Its fortifications razed, especially now that tihe powers in their official note to the porte have recognized the allies right to its possession. tAt a meeting today the ambassa dors discussed the situation without apparently coming to any further con clusion. They considered particularly the questions of the Aegean Islands, the Albanian frontiers and the Ottoman public debt, but in a general manner and without any attempt to approadh a solution. WILL REDUCE WAGES. Boot and Shoe Industry Workers Will Face Strikers Soon, is Predicted. Xew York, Jan. 15.—'Dark days are ahead for the lioot and shoe industry in the United States, in the opinion of the members of the Natio«al Boot and Shoe Manufacturers association in convention here. The parcel post, the proposed re duction of the tariff and tae agitation for "pure shoe laws” the manufactur ers say are responsible. "There can be only one result from lowering the tariff on shoes,” declared Holm ES. Hanan, president of the as sociaiton, in an address which was read. Mr, Hanan is abroad. "'It would mean such a readjustment of wages as must produce industrial con floct If «ot stagnation in Ue trade, the address continued. "Under the present tariff rates the foreign show is gradually but surely invading our market and it will not be long when It will do so under circum stances of great disadvantage to the American manufacturers.” EASTERN BANDIT IS CAPTURED BELIEVED TO BE THE WAN WHO HAS BEEN ROBBING- RAIL ROAD TICKET OFFICES. Boston, Jan. 15.—The lone bandit who has held up half a dozen rail road ticket offices in New York and Pennsylvania during the last month, was captured in flhis city today, the police believe, when Wm. J. Clayton, a young six-footer was taken into custody alter a sensational chase, fol lowing a daylight robbery. A diary found in one of Clayton’s pockets gave what the police believe to be a list of railroad ticket robberies with the amounts which each netted. The list follow’s:' l>eo. 17—INew York, Wells-Fargo. $600; Dec. 23—Buffalo, Grand Trunk, $327; Jan. 2—New York, Erie, $360; Jan. 10, Cleveland, Erie, $300; Jan. 11—'Pittsburg, B. iR. & P., $54; Jan. 14 Philadelphia, S. P., $127. The total amount of the sums men tioned is $ 1.68R. Tthe police found $20 in cash and more than $1,000 in Wells-Fargo money orders in Clay ton’s possession. The attempted rooDery here oc curred at the ticket offices of the Boston and Maine railroau this after noon. when a man who had just pur chased a ticket, suddenly pointed a revolver at Cashier George Hacker, ordering him to give up aii the money he (had. As Hacker was slow . in complying, the stranger flourished the revolver again and ordered every person in the office to get into a corner. All complied, except Geo. Titcomb, a railroad ticket agent, who had just entered. The bandit had vaulted over the counter to rifle the cash drawer, when fhe saw Titcomb rush out the door. Instantly he went over the counter again without tak ing any money, and dashed into the street with the offic force after him. Then came a chase through the busiest streets of the city, offi cers who had joined the pursuit, not daring to fire at the fugitive, because of the crowds. The man finally bolted into a barbershop. He had just ordered a shave in a Ihurry after removing his coat and hat when an officer entered and arrested him. He offered no resistence. The man is apparently about 22 years old. CHIEF JUSTICE DEAD. Hartford, Conn., Jan. 15.—Chief Justice Frederick B. Hall of the Con necticut supreme court of errors, died suddenly tonight from heart disease at. a local hotel. Chief Justice Hall was 70 years old, and had been a member of the supreme court of er rors since 1SB7 and chief justice since 1010. legislature deadlocked. ’Boise, Idaho, Jan. 15.—No election resulted today from the joint ballot 1 taken to elect a United States sena tor for the short term to succeed tihe late Senator Heyhurn. DICTIONARY COUPON No. 69 This Coupon, clipped from the Sentinel-Record for .lx consecutive days, and the expense bonus named below, enti os choice of three different styles of the HEW WEBSTERIAN (1912) DICTIONARY, ILLUSTRATED, Six coupon, and 98c—A $4.00 Dictionary, bound |n ''"JP Six coupon, and 81c—A $3.00 Dictionary bound in half leatner. Six coupon, and 48c—A $2.00 Dictionary bound in cloth. (8ee description and condition, on another page). Thursday, January 16. 1913. TELL CASTRO NOT TO LAND FORMER PRESIDENT OF VENE ZUELA IS UNDESIRABLE CITI ZEN IN UNITED STATES. AN APPEAL WILL BE TAKEN Report Says Castro Has Admitted a Crime and a Felony Involving Moral Turpitude, While Under Examination at Port. New York, Jan 15.—Gen. Don Ciprlano Castro, former president of Venezuela, who has been detained at Ellis Island by the immigration offi cials for more than two weeks, to United States by a special board of inquiry on Uhe ground that in his ex amination he had admitted “the com mission of a crime and felony involv ing moral turpitude.” In a statement issued by Commis sioner of Immigration Williams, giv ing the fiist explanation for the de tention of Castro and setting forth the findings of the board, it is charg ed that the former president of Vene zuela “has committed frequent per jury" by pretending “to be ignorant of matters concerning whidh a man of his intelligence and holding the position which he did, undoubtedly possessed knowledge.” Immediately after the announce ment that he would not be permitted to enter the country, Castro declared he would appeal to the secretary of commerce and labor. Harold A. Content, acting for Geo. Gordon Battle, Castro's attorney, said that in event of Secretary Nagel upholding uhe findings of the board the case would be taken into the courts. Citing specific parts of Castro's ex amination the statement of the board says: “Speaking of Douls Varela, who sent him frequent telegrams in regard to the capture and death of Gen. An tonio Parades, he says: 'I do not know who he is.’ We consider him an unreliable witness. His testimony to the effect that no foreigners suf fered losses of property tlhrough his actions during the years when he was president, we decline to believe. “His refusal to reply to many ques tions put to him bearing upon his right to land convince us that there are damaging facts which he desires to conceal.” The statement continues with the declaration “that upon information from official sources, tie was charged with responsibility for the unlawful kiling of Parades, but declined re peatedly to offer any information, or to give the government any informa tion in regard to the latter's death. He refused to either affirm or deny nis guilt, even after he had been warned that unfavorable inferences would be drawn from such refusal and that he must take the conse quences." “iSuch refusal," tlhe statement says, “together with his manner and de meanor when asked concerning these matters, constitute, In our opinion, an admission of the truth to the charge. He Is therefore excluded on the ground that he has admitted tlhe commission of a crime and felony involving moral turpitude.” In conclusion, the statement says that Gen. Castro may appeal trom his findings of the board of special inquiry through the commissioner ot immigration to the secretary of com merce and labor, and adds that "this he has signified liis intention of do ln.” The next move in the case 'will be to file an appeal to Secretary Nagel. Mr. Battle, his assistant said, would proceed in the matter at once and in the meantime will try to have general admitted to bail that he may occupy more commodious quarters than the one small room afforded him at Ellis Island. RUTHVEN CONVICTED. Jury was But a Short Time In Find ing Him Guilty. New Orleans, Jan. 15.—Alfred L. Ruthven of Keokuk, Iowa, inventor of an alleged safety appliance for the prevention of railway accidents, was today convicted in the United States district court of using the mails to defraud. Judge Rufus Foster sen tenced Ruthven to three years in tne Atlanta penitentiary with $1,000 fine. The jury was out but twenty-four minutes. Evidence showed that Ruthven used the mails for tlhe promotion of a stock selling scheme, his operations covering considerable territory in the i south and west. NO INSANE ALIENS. Washington, Jan. 15.—Any steam ship company bringing any insane alien into the United States would be liable to a fine of $2tK> under an amendment to the immigration law passed today by the house. The am endment also would increase from 1100 to $200 the fine to be imposed for the bringing in any alien barred by law. HERE'S FEMININE GRIEF. No Spring Shirt Waists Unless Strik ing Garment Workers Resume. New York, Jan. 15.—Thousands of women may have to wait lor their spring shirtwaists, manufacturers say, unless nearly 40,000 shirtwaist makers who struck today are quick ly brought to terms. The strikers chose a crucial time, just before the beginning of the spring rush, when the supply of waists on lhand was limited. To meet this emergency the em ployers say they are prepared to send their work to Cleveland, O., the only other city in the country that manu factures shirtwaists on a large scale. The strikers reply to this was a threat to call a general strike that would tie up work in Cleveland and otther manufacturing centers. Leaders of the United Garment Workers of America, said today that 25 per cent of their members had re turned to work because the manufac turers had accepted their terms. WILK REPORTED . SOI ON GAME CONFIDENCE MAN IN THE COUN TY JAIL CHAFFING UNDER LIKLIHOOD OF PEN. Report that "Big Charlie" did not Expect to be put in Jail and That He U Not Satisfied With Prospect?. Reports were freely circulated yes terday that "Big Charlie" Wilk, one of the confidence men now being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond for having fleeced Frank Fox of Terre Haute out of $20,000, is clhaffing under the fact that no bond has been made for him, and that he don’t like the prospects ahead. It is freely predicted, from all sources, that the officers have much of evidence against Wilk', and that after his identification by Fox, as the man wlho took the $20,000 and refused to give it back, are certain that they will land him in the state penitentiary tor a long period of years. It is also improbable, that Wilk will be able to get temporary liberty under some unpretentious bond, so that he can make a financial sacrifice and leave the state. Wilk is from Omaha, where his standing ua» been investigated, and there will toe some evidence on this point, it is said, when tlhe preliminary trial Is held before Justice Hardy Hinton next Friday. The report has been circulated, and presumably it came from the county jail, where Wilk and Aberly are be ing held, that they were to have bet ter arrangements made in their be half than they are getting. It is said that tlhey are not even receiving special privileges, and that they are locked in cells, instead of being given the jail run-around, and special din ners, and other things like men of big money have in the past been led to expect. Ho, charting under the situation, and without much of prospect of beat ing the penitentiary, there are many predictions that “Big Oharlie’’ will probably be in a humor to trade with the prosecution in the event he could drive a trade. With this speculation current, one of the men connected with the prose cution was asked about the matter yesterday and said: "It would be folly to talk of such a thing. Wilk is the man we want, tihough we want them all, and will get them all. Wilk is the man who seems to have had so much to do with the frame-up, and it was he who grabbed the $20,000 and held on to it. We believe his conviction is the most certain, though the ones we charge as accessories seem equally guilty under the law,” 1 The attorneys connected with the prosecution yesterday refused to dis cuss reports they had received as to the probable arrest at any hour of the men who went under the names of Ward and Denton, but who they know to be otthers. They say there will be no other announcement on that subject for the present. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Whit tington said yesterday that the' state had apparently a clear case against the men. and that with sentiment be hind the officers, it seemed they could not possibly evade the conse quences of their acts. He regards Che evidence as conclusive, and be lieves that every one of the opera tors will be put In the state peniten tiary under this charge, and that before they are “settled” the state will be in possession of other evi dence in other frauas. WINS PIANO IS LUCKY POSSESSOR OF THE SPLENDID LEYHE PIANO OF FERED BY THIS PAPER. CIOSINO DAY WAS EXCITING Final Days of the Contest Witnessed Some Remarkably Good Work by The Leading Contestants in the Contest. Mrs. Kate Demby.154,473 Miss Marie Schnebelen.124,344 Miss Nellie Pennell. 62,750 The Sentinel-Record’s piano voting rontest closed at midnight last night and the magnificent Leythe cabinet grand piano was wort by Mrs. Kate Demby, 1507 Central avenue. Miss Marie Schnebelen, 319 Benton street, is winner of second prize, a beautiful $25 writing desk and a sub stantial cash award. Miss Nellie Pennell, 403 Prospect avenue, was third in the race and will win a cash award, as will all other active candidates in the contest. It was a splendid contest and the leaders in the race accomplished some splendid work, especially dur ing the last few days of the contest. Three of tille leading candidates ran a close race during the last two per iods of the contest and the real dif ference in their vote standing did not manifest itself until the final week of the race. At this period the con testants began storing up a reserve against the final day and the con test resolved itself into a matter of which had the biggest reserve. Tlliis was a question that nobody except the contestants and the closest friends could answer, as the final bal lots W'ere not turned in until after ll o’clock last night. All of the candidates have asked the Sentinel-Record to express for them their thanks and appreciation of tlhe splendid aid given them by their friends. Without this aid they could not have made the race the success that it was. Many friends volun teered subscriptions, paying at the office and giving the ballots to their choice of the contestants. The Sentinel-Record Is gratified at the success of the contest. It was put on at a season of She year when busi ness is at a low ebb in this resort and the work of the contestants was handicapped by the intervening holi days and by much inclement weather during the most interesting period of the contest. Despite this fact the Sentinel-Rec ord has added between 900 and 1,000 new subscribers to Its list, which now I*aces tlhe paper in practically every home in the city, and places the Sentinel-Record in a class by itself in the matter of circulation. The manager of the contest de sires to express his thanks to all the candidates in the race. The rela tion between the contestants has been the most cordial all the way Hhrough and there have been no inci dents that will leave regret among any who were connected with the contest. Several candidates who had excel lent opportunity to become contest ants and real contenders for the piano, dropped out of the race, later' regretting that they did not keep up the work and take a chance on win ning in the end. The piano will be delivered to the winner of tihe contest today, and the other awards will be made imme diately. Those having cash prizes due them are asked to call at their earliest convenience and receive the amounts due them. In closing the Sentinel-Record de sires to say that at the beginning of the contest it guaranteed that every promised prize and award would be made promptly upon the decision of the Judges in tihe contest. This prom ise will be kept to the letter. The judges chosen were three gen tlemen who have taken no part in the contest and had not aided any of the contestants in any way, as suring all a fair count. The Judges were: Walter W. Little, J. (}. Bla schke and H. Waterman. The contest is over. All the con testants are no doubt glad that tihe tension of their work has been re lieved, and the winners are to be congratulated by every patron of the paper. LEAGUE MEETING POSTPONED. TAttle Rock, Ark., Jan. 15.—Judge W. M. Kavanaugb, president of the Southern League, announced tonight tlliat the meeting of the schedule com mittee of the league to have been held January 20 and 21, at Chatta nooga, had been postponed until January 25 in that city. CHEAP BURIALS. Waco, Tex., Jan. 16.—A low record price for the burial of paupers was set here today when the county let a contract to a local undertaking firm to bury all paupers at one-half cent each. The funeral includes a grave, a conveyance for the body and a lined and varnished casket. The “success iul” bidder expected competition, but after he submitted his “two for one cent" bid it developed that he was the sole contender. TO VOTE ON STRIKE. Efforts to Settle Railroad Troubles in the East are Declared Failure. New York, Ja«i. 15.—efforts to mediate the dispute between the eastern railroads and the brotherhood of locomotive firemen and enginemen over the demands of the firemen for increased wages and l>etter working conditions 'nave failed and a strike ballot has been ordered. Chas. P. Neill, United States com missioner of labor and Martin a. Knapp, presiding judge of the com merce court, have been acting as mediators under the Erdman act. Commissioner Nelli made announce ment tonight of the discontinuance of the negotiations. W. S. Carter, president, of the brotherhood of firemen and engine- i men, after the dismissal of the media tion proceedings announced that a strike ballot would be distributed at once. About 35,000 men are affected. WILSON CONFERS WITH GOETHALS PRESIDENT-ELECT WANTS TO BECOME CONVERSANT WITH AFFAIRS IN PANAMA. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 15.—President Elect Wilson announced tonight that i he Iliad Invited Ool. George W. (Joe- | thals, chief engineer of the Panama Canal to confer wKh him here Fri day. The governor declared he would try to obtain as much information as I possible about the canal question from Mr. Goethals and looked for ward to the vIbU with much inter est. Tlhe governor alse said he was arranging a conference with former Governor Marshall, the vice-presi dent-elect. “I want to get in touch with Gov ernor Marshall as soon as possible and get his views on men and poli cies,” said Mr. Wilson. "I have de layed pnly to get a date convenient to him.” The day was one of many confer ences. Senator-Klect Ollie James of Kentucky came to express his views on what legislation the extra ses sion should take up and what die thought of certain cabinet sugges tions in Mr. Wilson’s mind. Senator Gore of Oklahoma lunched with the governor and brought him the latest information from the var ious states In which senatorial con tests are being waged. The senator said the bill he had introduced yes terday to increase the membership of the United States supreme court had been proposed of his own initiative and that he had purposely avoided discussing it with the president elect. The governor said at the conclusion of the day’s conferences that he (had every assurance that there would be harmony among the Democrats in the senate. FLOOD CONDITIONS LITTLE IMPROVED HEAVY RAINS IN THE OHIO WATER SHED LIKELY TO CAUSE ANOTHER RISE. ■Cincinnati, O. Jan. 15.—A steady rain here all day caused the slowly receding Ohio river to come to a stand-still and reports of general rain throughout the southern part of lihe state led to the predictions that an other rise is inevitable. River men are of the opinion that if the rain stops by tomorrow night, the new rise will not exceed the crest reach ed last night, 62.2 feet. One Thousand Homeless. Evansville, Ind., Jan. 15.—With a stage of 45.9 feet and still rising, the Ohio river is hourly Hooding more territory and forcing farmers to flee from their homes to towns, many of which also are feeling the effects of the overflow. All low places in Evansville are submerged. At New Albany 1,000 persons are homeless, but title city is able to care for them, refusing aid offered by the Red Cross society. Fear Decreases at Cairo. Cairo, 111., Jan. 15.—Fear of flood damage has decreased here. Farms in the low lands are flooded, but the residents had moved to higher ground. DETECTIVES ATTEND TO THE FIRES SO ADJUSTORS CAN REAP HARVESTTHEREFROM. KNOW OF FIRES IN ADVANCE Adjustors Have Their Clothes on and Their Autos All Ready to Go When They Get the Tip That Fire Had Been Started. Chicago. Jan. 15.—-With the indict* ment today of Joseph Clarke, for an alleged attempt to bribe an assist, ant states attorney not to prosecute an arson case, as a text, A. A. liaoh, chief deputy state fire marshal, told a remarkable story of organised in cendiarism. Ton per cent of Chicago’s fires are incendiary, Bach said. “There are three men in Chicago, known as in surance adjustors, who often get to fires before the firemen. They sleep with their clothes on, have automo biles in readiness, and receiving tips that a fire is about to be started, are on their way almost before alarm comes in. “x'he adjusters don’t actually start fires themselves* they employ men to do that—men who actually solicit the business. The adjusters make their money by adjusting the losses. They offer bribes to detectives frequently hut never when there is a witness preseqC thus leaving it one man's word agaknst another. ‘‘Often we are Informed days in ad vance of when fires are to lie started. In that way we are able to prevent many hlay.es. In many instances we thave had detectives watching build irigB that have been marked base ments filled witli excelsior, the floor saturated with oil a*id the stock pack ed in combustible material. All that we could do was notify the insurance company and have the Insurance can celled. In such cases ^tihe fires were not started. "It Is possible for any one to get a building fired in Chicago. Charges vary according to the magnitude of the fire, For large fires the charge is one per cent and even at that price the firebug makes money. I don't know of a single conviction for arson in Chicago in hte la.it 18 months.” Clark was released tonight on a $10,000 bond, signed by his wife. States Attorney Hoyne tonight said the inquiry is widening and now in volves officials of insurance com panies, independent fire adjusters and adjusters employed by insurance companies. He refused to make pub lie any names of thoae said to be in iiie “ring.” ASKS $1,000,000 FOR LOSS OF HUSBAND WIFE OF HENRY B. HARRIS FILES SUIT AGAINST THE WHITE STAR LINE New York, Jan. 15.—A flood of pe titions for damages through the loss of the Titanic filed today included one from Mrs. Irene Wailach Harris, who claims $1,000,000 for the loss of her husband, Henry B. Harris, the treatrical manager. This is the heavi est of the 270 claims so far filed. Mrs. Futrelle of Scitua'e, Mass., asks $500,000 compensation for the loss of her husband, Jacques Futrelle, auth or. The claim of Mrs. Lilly B. Millet, widow of Francis D. Millet, the artist, a Titanic victim Is $100,444. United States Judge Hand yester day extended the time for filing pe titions on claims to February 11. The claims amount to more than $10,000, 000 but the White Star line contends tihat its liability is limited under the United States statutes to less than $100,000. ARLINGTON ASSEMBLY. Splendid Crowd Out Last Evening at the Regular Weekly Dance. Society, visiting and resident, alike, turned out in full force for last night's formal assembly at the Arlington ho tel. A peep into the crowded ball room, while the assembly was at Its height, afforded conclusive proof that another season of gayety is under way in Hot Springs and that the Arl ington is entertaining a particularly splendid crowd of social folks from the big northern and eastern cities. The assembly was clearly the most successful of the season. Hereafter the big dance will take place on Tuesday night, the same as hereto fore. Manager Oorrlngton only post poning it until Wednesday night this week so as not to conflict with tihe engagement of •‘Bought and Paid For,” which registered such a sterl ing hit at the Auditorium Tuesday night.