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H PAGES! TODAY " - ^ I All the Real News r - i THE 0N^Y newspaper in hot springs that receives the full associated press report over leased wires \ VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1913. NO 95. I I THE WEATHER , f WASHINGTON, JAN. 25.—FORE CAST FOR ARKANSAS—SUNDAY FAIR AND WARMER; MONDAY FAIR. GEN. SICKLES CLOSING DAYS OF PICTURES QUE CAREER ARE DOOMED TO REST UNDER A CLOUD. EMBEZZLEMENT IS CHARGED Former Dashing Union General, Statesman and Diplomat Accused of Taking Funds of the Monu ment Commission. New \ ork, Jail. 25.—Gen. Daniel E. Sickles sat amid the war relics in his Fifth avenue home tonight ex pecting momentary arrest in a suit brought by the state to recover $2:5, 47B for which he has failed to ac count, it is charged, as chairman of the New York Monuments committee. Within his call were his son, Stan ton, and an aged negro retainer Save for them he was alone. The order for the veteran's arrest, tssued this afternoon by Supreme Court Justice Rudd, at Albany, and a copy of the complaint were placed in Sheriff Harburger's hands this evening by Deputy Attorney General Francis Kennedy, who brought them here. Mr. Kennedy announced his in tention of asking for immediate ser vice. After a talk with Mr. Kennedy however, Sheriff Harburger said he would give the document to his law yer to determine whether there are to be drawn. This, he thought, would give the general respite from arrest til! Monday. The order cannot be illegally served on Sunday. Unless Gen. Sickles is prepared to furnish at once a fjo’ooo bond. Sheriff Harburger said he will have to go to Ludlow street jail until tae bond is forthcoming. There was no inkling tonight as to who, if any one, would come to the veteran's aid Gen. Sickles' aged negro met ail comers at the door and turned them away. For the first time in week: the shades at all the windows of the uoitse were raised and in each win dow there was placed an American bag. Some one thought, the general would refuse admittance to the pro cess servers asked Sheriff Harburger what he would do kn case he found the door locked, against him. '"I shall not break it ^ilown—of t.iat you may be sure," the sheriff re gilled. "I shall have to place my deputies around the house and be siege it. We have no right under the law to enter the premises by force. We will have to wait until the general comes out or surrend ers." Mrs. Sickles, who recently pawned 'her jewels to save her husband's war relics from sale, will not come to hi;', aid in this recent crisis, ft is be lieved. She s*id this afternoon that she would welcome him with open arms if he should come to live with aer, but did not feel that, she could put out all her money in his behalf. Sickles' Picturesque Career. Ttie order of Gen. Sickles’ arrest conies as a climax of a distinguished and picturesque career. Born in New York in 1825, of a wealthy family, Gen. Sickles served as sol dier, legislator and diplomat. The guest of honor for many years at gatherings of civil war veterans, he was recently refused admission to a local organization of civil war veter ans on the ground of "military uii skillfuincss and reckless sacrifice of the lives of nis men.” Congress, < which in 1897 awarded him a medal of honor for bravery*, three years ago, refused to grant him a lieutenant generalship. In his old old age financial troubles beset aim one after another and his wife, son nnd daughter became estranged trom him. Gen. Sickles was a member of the house of representatives yust before; the outbreak of the war and it was in Washington that he shot and kil ed Fnllip Barton Key, a t'nited states district attorney, for alleged attentions to his first wife, t o daughter of an Italian musician. At the outbreak of the civil war Gen. Sickles raised and equipped at his own expense five regiments ot volunteers and as colonel of one ot them, went to the front. He partici pated in most of the great battles o! the wht, including Gettysburg where he lost a leg and achieved dis tinction for bravery. He was re CHARLES D. WALCOTT Mr. Walcott, who is secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, is a member of the new government board of aero dynamics. warded by promotion to the rank o' major-general. From 1889 to 1873 he served as minister to Spain, where lie met am married his present wife the daugly ter of a Spanish councillor of state. Shortly after his return to this coun try with her the couple separated and Mrs. Sickles went back to Spain, where she remained until 1908. Then she returned to New York. There were frequent reports of their re conciliaiion and for a year or more Mrs. Sickles lived in a house adjoin ing per husband's home, hut it never appeared that thej were really recon ciled. The State's Complaint. Albany, N. V.. Jan. 25.—The state s complaint points out that from 1895 to 1912 inclusive, the .legislature ap propriated $500,141 for the use of the commission. It is charged that of this amoiKit $445,011 was turueu over -to Gen. Sickles and Mat his. vouchers showed a balance unac counted for of $21,740. The complaint Nalleges that this was converted by General Sickles "to his own personal use in or about July 1912;" that the state ofticials have made repeated demands for the return of this money* and that on Dec. 21. 1912, $5,000 of the alleged shortage, ki the form of a certified chock signed by Caroline G. Sickles, wife of Gen. Sickles, was received by the attorney general. Since then there has been on further payment. Demand iB made that Gen. Sickles he compelled to restore the amount due with interest from July 31, TJ12, to gether with costs and disbursements of the action. The ibattlefield monuments com mission was .created by the leg'sla. ture of 1895. Gen Sickles was made chairman and held the position until Dec 9, 1912. when he was replaced l>v Col’. Lewis R. Stegman of ldrook y After the alleged shortage was discovered. Attorney General Lai mody served notice on all members of the commission Mat they would be held liable for the missing funds The attorney general said today that Gen. Sickles will he held respon slide and the state will not look to the other members of the comrnis sion for restitution. passengers snowbound. Great Northern Train Caught By Avalanche in the Rockies. Seattle. Wash., Jan. 25.—Passen gers of a Burlington-Great Northern train from Kansas City, Mo., who today reached Sente, a winter resort m the Cascade mountains after a long tramp down steep mountains, told of being delayed by avalanches since Thursday. Their train, they said, was just coming out of a long mow shed a Alsden, when an avalanche cam'ht the two engines and baggage car. These were soon dug out and it was found that no one was hurt. An at tempt was then made to hack tne train to Spokane, but it encountered landslides to the rear. After a 48-hour wa<t the passen gers started on foot down the moun tain to Scenic. Having plenty of food and fuel on the train, the pas sengers suffered no hardships. [DICTIONARY COUPON No. 76j Thl. Coupon, clipped (rom .he days, and the expense bonus named below, choice of three different style; of the NEW WEBSTERIAN (1912) DICTIONARY, ILLUSTRATED. Six coupons and 98c—A $4.00 Dictionary, bound hLTf^leather. Six coupons and 81c-A $3.00 Dictionary bound n ha leather. Six coupons and 48c-A $2.00 Dictionary bound m doth. (8,e description and condition. »T.™.rf MAY BREAK BALKAN WAR SITUATION IS IN MUDDLED CONDITION AS MATTERS NOW STAND. THE TURKS ARE IN A REVOLT Greek and Bulgarian Delegates Given Authority to Break Negotiations— Other Delegates Are Waiting Instruction. London, Jan. h'5.- Both the ambas sadors and tihe Balkan plenipotenti aries held meetings today and dis cussed academically tiie Balkan situ ation. the occurrences in Constanti nople. The plenipotentiaries are awaiting instructions. The Servians and Montenegrins have not yet re ceived from their governments tub power which Dr. Dai.eft and Premier Veni/.elos already possess to break tiie negotiation. M. Novakoviteh has proposed to make the Turks under stand that tlic war indemnity asked bv .uit* allies will be increased propor tionately to the delay in concluding peace. It is expected that by Sunday all tiie allies will have received authori zation from their respective govern ments to end the negotiations on their own initiative, but laithlul to the promises made to the ambassadors uhey will not use this prerogative un til (he reply to the powers note has been received trout the new Turkish government. 1 lie Greeks, meanwhile, are push ing their military operations in Epi rus. The army uumoering 5,000 is advancing Janina in a semi-circle. Ihe Greeks lu/.e’ been lighting for five days consecutively. The siege is most difficult owing to the nioun tanous nature of tihe district and the very narrow passes which are strong ly fortified. The operations have ren dered still more difficult by stormy weather. If the war Is' resumed in the bext week the allies have agreed that the offensive shall be taken by the com bined Bulgarian, Greek and Servian armies against both Adrianople and Tuiitalja. The Servians will detach some of the troops to help the Monte negrins take Scutari. A Greek project is under considera tion aiming to land troops in the gulf of Saros and occupy the Galli poli peninsula. This would give to the allies control of the Turkish for tifications in the Dardanelles, enabl ing the Greek fleet to enter the sea of Marmora and threaten Constanti nople. This and similar projects are subordinate to the decision of tihe powers and to events in Constantino ple where many consider military counter revolution is inevitable with in a short time. What the allies desire is not to be accused of having precipitated mat ters. Their terms were presented at the sitting of the peace conference on December 23, and the Turkish delegates asked time for their con sideration. Since then the allies thhve not changed their terms. They have been simply waiting. But patience has a limit, they say, like the resour ces of their countries wiiich are ex hausted, for a peaceful settlement, the allies declare the war will be re sumed arid inexorably continued. Defends Turkish Uprising. Paris. Jan. 25.—The uprising in Constantinople was defended today by Halil Bey, president of the Turk ish chamber of deputies, and one of the most active leaders of the com mittee of union and progress. He ar rived in Paris this morning and de clared that recent happenings were a revolt against the conclusion of a humiliating peace. The Turks, he declared, would ac cept defeat, hut could not abandon the 80,000 Mohammedans wOio were heroically defending the ancient capitol of Turkey. Even though the Turks had already lost 200,000 men, they still had 300,: 00 soldiers under in European Turkey, he assert ed. The allies, on the other hand lost 70,000 men. Halil Bey does not despair of fight ing the allies rft a standstill and sav ing the fortress of Adrianople. Greeks Resume Battle. Athens, Jan. 25.—.*»ter a heavy rlown-pour which lasted 60 hours, the weather improved today, enabling the Greeks under Crown Prince Con stantine, to renew the attack on Bisani, the key to Jauina. The Turks in fort St. Nicholas have been rein forced and are making a desperate resistance. Tlhey have suffered heavy losses. Roumania to be Neutral. Bucharest. Jan. 25.—-Roumania has decided not to mobilize her army. A cabinet council at which King Charles and the Crown Prince were present, reached the decision today during a discussion of the Bulgarian negotia tions. Young Turks Are Weak. Vienna. Jan. 25.—Advices from Con stantinople say that the Young Turk SULTAN OF PERAK The sultan of Perak has taken the lead in the offer of the Federated Malay states of a first-class armored ship for the British navy, which has been accepted by the government. party thus far is backed only by part of the army; that a majority of tihe army, including the older ofticers irt high positions and a majority of the influential clergy, are against the Young Turks. Enver Bey’s following, adds the dispatch, consists of several hundred olfirers infatuated by the cry: "Uberadon of sacred places,” and these very men are likely to turn against the Young Turks if they don’t succeed in saving Adrianople. Aid For Montenegro. Cettlnje, Jan. 25.—The Russian emperor ihas presented 2,000.000 kilo grams of corn to the Montenegrin people. The corn was brought to Antivari by steamer. It will go far to relieve the distress caused by t-he war. May Give Turks Time. Bondofi, Jau. 2.V—‘In view' of the suddenness ol the change in the situ ation in Turkey, official circles here believe the new administration should be given time to work out an answer to the power’s joint note. It is understood Balkan officials have the same view and win not crowd tihe Young Turks. Regarding reports from France of a proposed naval demonstration, it is believed they were not authorized by the French government, and the opinion is expressed that there is no llklihood that the consent of all the powers could be obtained for such action. tr _ -- COASTWISE VESSELS SHOULD PAY TOLLS SPECIAL COMMISSIONER SAYS THEY WILL DERIVE GREAT EST BENEFIT FROM CANAL. Philadelphia, Jan. 25.—Prof. Emery if. Johnson, special commissioner of the United States on Panama traffic and toils, In an address here tonight declared that the owners ot vessels in the coastwise trade will derive greater benefit from the Panama canal titan the owners of the other vessels. That double the rate fixed by the president would not prevent coast wise carriers from using that water way, and that “in view of these tacts, it seems just that those wlto derive immediate benefit from the use of the canal shots id pay reasonable tolls." . rof. Johnson, who spoke before the American Academy of Political and Social Science, studied the ques ! tion ol canal tolls for the government before President Taft fixed the rate. Leading up to his conclusion that coastwise vessels should not be ex empted from tolls, Prof. Johnson said the canal should be made com mercially self-sustaining, an continu ed: Ninety-nine shippers out of a hun dred, will pay the same freight rates lMween the two seaboards, whether ,<;ere be tolls or no tolls charged the individuals or corporations who own and operate coastwise vessels. It will be only tilie exceptionally large producers and traders who ship in lull vessel loads that will secure lower transportation rates because ot toll exemption. “The owners of coastwise ships have been relieved from the payment of tolls for the purpose of aiding the merchant marine under the American 'lug. Tin- public funds,' however, will go to ship owners that need no aid and not to the owners of the American vessels that serve our fore ign trade—vessels that need assis tance. “There are reasons why the United States might well seek to have a strong line of vessels under the Am erican flag from the west coast ot the I nited States by way of Hawaii Japan and Cilicia to tihe Philippines. FLOOD STILL CREVASSE IN BEULAH LEVEE, NEAR VICKSBURG. NOW CAR RIES 200-FOOT CURRENT. THE PEARL RIVER IS FLOODED Fifteen Hundred Men Working to Close Levee Where Water is Rapidly Flooding Lowlands— —Higher Stage Predicted. Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 25. A cur rent 200 feet wide and many feet deep is tonight rushing through tlu crevasse in Beulah levee about one hundred miles north of here, on the exist bank of the Mississippi river and the water is rapidly inundating tlie lowlands, destroying crops ou fertile plantations and forcing hun dreds of families with their live stock to the alii*. A crevasse at this place last spring, when the river stage was con siderably higher, flooded approxi mately 1,225 square miles. The en gineers engaged on the work esti. mate tiiat before the Hood recedes at least. 1,000 square miles of planta tions and swamps will be inundated. Fifteen hundred men, about 100 <* whom are stale convicts, are work ing day and night to “lie" the ends of the break, but despite their ef forts it Is slowly widening, the rush ing water < aiming the ends of the levees to cave and crumble. Maj. J. A. Woodruff, of the United StaV*^ engineers, in charge of this district, is superintending operations. He will meet Col. Townsend, president of the Mississippi river committee, Monday for a conference. There were many alarming rumors today concerning the condition of ',he levee at Fillers landing where new work was more or less damaged by recent heavy ruins. Maj. Wood ruff has dispatched a steamer to OuU point with Assistant (engineer 'follinger aboard for an inspection, Maj. Woodruff today said that results at Fillers depended entirely upon 'how high the river rose. Up to a late hour tonight, no loss of human lives or live stock had been reported. The water will spread over the greater portion of Uoliver, Sharkey and Issaquena counties and sections of Yazoo, Washington and Warren Greenville, the most important town in the patch of the Hood Is protect ed by high ridges and will not be af fected. The town of lxtbdell was in undated tonight and the outskirts ot Heulah is also hooded, but the town proper is situated on high ground and will not be reached by the wa ter. The riverside division of the Ya zoo and Mississippi valley line bo tween Greenville and River .Junction has been suspended but railroad of ficials assert that train service on the main line of that road will not be interrupted. Prepratlons are be ing made to transfer mail from River Junction to Greenville in launches. Pearl River Flooded. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 25.—Pearl river reached the 20 foot stage here today and the weather bureau pre dicts another foot rise within tin next 24 hours. It is thought the river will reach the 23 foot gauge be fore the middle ot' next week. Thou sands of acres of lowlands opposite the city are already under water. Higher Water Predicted. Washington, Jan. 25.—Higher wa ter along the Miscslssippi river with in the next, fortnight is indicated b> the condition of the Mississippi’s tributaries, the weather bureau re ported tonight. “With the water now in sig.it in the Mississippi river,” says the re port, “a stage of about 18 feet, is in dicated for New Orleans by Feb. 10 The following warnings have been issued for the smaller rivers: For a flood stage in the lower Illi nois river in the next 24 hours; for a flood stage of 43 feet in the Ten nessee river at Clarksville, Tenni within the next 24 to 36 hours; for a flood stage !« the White river ot Arkansas at Newport, Ark., within the next 48 hours; for a 39 foot stage in the Tombigbee river at Demopo lis, Ala., in about three days. Ohio River Rising. Carlo II!., Jan. 25.—The Ohio riv erf reached a stage of 48.8 feet here this aftirnoon, a rise of two tenths of a foot in 24 hours. The crest ot the flood is expected tomorrow at 41* feet. Jt would be desirable to have an equally strong line out to Australia from our west coast; to fiave a line from Atlantic and gulf ports down the east coast of .South America to Buenos Ayres and another through the Panama canal down the west' coast to South American to Valpar aiso. “If we are to give tne owners of American ships $40,000,OilO during the ten years, the funds [had better go to build up such lines as have been mentioned, Instead of being given to the owners of the coastwise ships. DR. R. S. WOODWARD Dr. Woodward, who is president of the Carnegie institution of Washing ton, has been made chairman of the new aero board which will investigate the need for a national aerodynamical laboratory and report to congress. ATTORNEY MOSS IS CONGRATULATED NEW YORK ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS BANQUETT'ED AND COMPLIMENTED. Now York. Jan. 26.—The “system” as the various combined forces fov evil in New York have been called and the part it plays in the corrup tion of youth were described by As sistant District Attorney Frank Moss tonight at a dinner given in h's honor by •several hunrred represen tative citizens. Supreme Court J na tive Hughes, Andrew Carnegie and other noted men paid tribute to the prosecutor of Police Ueut. C'ias Becker and the “Gun men,’ for the murder of .Herman Rosenthal, the gambler. “ ‘The system’ cores nothing about differences of race religious faith or politics,” declared Mr. Moss. ‘‘Its members work together for their mu tual protection. They draw to them selves young men and women, ih* boys and girls—-taking them even out of public schools. They corfrilpi them; they add them to their num bers and the army of crime and vice grows in numbers and in solidarity.’ Justice Hughes referred to Mr Moss’ efficiency in public service. Mr. Carnegie, declaring Mr. Moss had placed the city under an unpay able debt, said; •’It is upon such men that we nave found our hopes of continued ini Ipovement—one generation better than its predecessor.’ PHYSICIANS SEWED UP NEGRO’S HEARI FIVE WCH SLASH IS SUCCESS FULLY STITCHED AND NEGRO WILL RECOVER. New Orleans, Jan. 25. -Making t. half dozen stitches in a negro’s heart, while almost blinded by blood, which spurted from that organ, was part of a successful operation performed to day by Or. Joseph A. Darina, house surgeon at Charity hospital. The pa tient, Lodge Lee, who was stabbed In a row with a woman, was conscious Ihroughout the ordeal and conversed with those about the table. Hospital attendants say he will live. Sinking his scalpel into the incis ion, already made by the stab, tihe surgeon opened the surface down to the outer easing of the cocainized heart, the delicate operation of open ing the outer casing, said to have been done successfully but. once previous, was then accomplished. Hardly had the knife penetrated the casing, when volumes of blood, held in the sack by coagulation spurted into the surgeon's face, almost blind ing him, making his work more dif ficult. A five-inch incision was made and blood that would have eventual ly caused death, was released. The wound was cleansed, stitched togeth er and the flow of blood successfully stopped. Whie the surgeon was ttelng a knot on the second stitch, Lee complained: “I’ve got a pain in my heart, doc tor.” BASKET BALL PLAYER KILLED. Pine Bluff, Ark . Jan, 25.—Samuel Johnson, 18. member of a basketball team, ran against another player dur ing a game here today, pitched through a window HO feet to the ground and fractured his skill, lie died several hours later. HOTEL MEN WILL FIGHT THEY REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE EMPLOYES UNION AN MANY DISORDERS FOLLOW ACTION SPECIAL OFFICERS ARRESTED Guard at Hotel Knickerbocker Placed Under Arrest by Commissioner Waldo—New York Garment Workers Still Out. New York. Jan. ‘17>.—Harrassed by continued disturbances at the doors ol their tlioatelries and restaurants, members of the Hotel Men’s Associa tion tonight Issued a statement to the several thousand waiters an t other hotel employes on strike, de claring there could he no recognition of the union and they would not. grant the other demands of the waiters. The managers called on Commis sioner Waldo today uir police pro tection, and the hotel district from Twenty-eighth to Forty - second streets, and between Fourth and Seventh avenues tonight was patroll ed by extra squads of uniformed men and plain clothes detectives. Despite the strong showing of the police, disorders in front of some of rite larger hotels were frequent. Stones were used by the disturbers and many hotel windows were broken. After an open air mass meeting in Union Square, where speakers de nounced (hotel managements and the police and urged a policy of sabotage if the waiters lost this strike, a dis orderly mob, trailed* by policemen, marched to the Holland house on Fifth avenue. A battle between strik ers and private detectives took place. The former were worsted, several be ing severely beaten before the police ended the disturbance. in another riot near the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, one policeman was hurt. A number of arrests were made to night. as a result of demonstrations in front of the Vanderbilt, Belmont, Rit/,-Carlton and other hotels. While there was rioting this after noon too, when SOO men and hoys .eft the quarters of the waiters union and swept down Broadway. Their lne extended across the street and sidewalk's, and pedestralns were forc ed to get out of the way. At the Hoffman house the para.l ers amused themselves for several minutes by holding the revolving doors at the main entrance and pre venting the passage of guests. They upset a push cart and confiscated its load of fruit and later a squad of police tried to disperse them was pelted with oranges and apples. The “flying squadron" continued its pranks by stopping trolley cars and uinpelling women who wanted to alight, to seek shelter inside. A diet, cooking griddle cakes in the w’indow of a restaurant, was pelted with bricks and fruit. The disorder con tinued for more than an hour. Twenty special uniformed police men, hired by Janies Regan to guard he hotel KnickerhocKer, of which ho is proprietor, were arrested by the order of Police Commissioner Waldo tonight. They wore uniforms and badges resembling those of the regu lar policemen and were charged with impersonatlsg officers. Regan employed the men after re ceiving a letter threatening his life. Garment Worker* Strike. New York, Jan. 25-—Efforts to set tle the garment workers strike so that 150,000 idle employes would he will ing to return to their places Monday, failed at a conference tonight be tween representatives of manufac turers, operatives and mediation bodies. "It is merely a matter of irithmetlc that is keeping us apart," said one of the conferees. It was stated that a committee had been appointed, six members of the union, six of the contractors and three of the manufacturers to con sider all demands except that con renting wages. The manufacturers have agreed to give more money, it was added, but the percentage of in crease was left in dispute, and will he considered at further conferences. GOVERNOR’S NIECE SHOT. Mae Robinson, of Lonoke. Killed by Her Little Brother. Lonoke. Ark., Jan. 25.— Miss Mae Robinson, aged 1<5, daughter of County Examiner E. R. Robinson and niece of Gov. Joe T. Robinson, was shot and killed by her five-year-oUi brother, Alvfn. this afternoon. The girl was sitting in tihe kitchen of her father’s home when the little fellow picked up a shot-gun that had been left standing against, the wall and pointed 1' at his sister. “Lookout, I’m goiug to shoot," ho laughed. Thp gun was distilittiged and the charge of fine shot tore away the top of the girl's head. Gov. Robinson left Little Rock to night to attend the funeral which will be held tomorrow.