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I \J TODAY All the Real N ews tritlnA'Mttavh. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FUL L ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARK., SATURDAY, MAR£H 15, 1913. NO 137 THE WEATHER WASHINGTON, MARCH 14—THE FORECAST FOR ARKANSAS--FAIR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY; COLD m with conn wave in east portion. RECEIVES LAFOLLETTE PRESIDENT WILSON CATERS TO SUPPORT AND INFLUENCE OF PROGRESSIVES. PEABUBY FOR LOEB'S POSITION Postmaster Burleson Working on His Plan to Have Supervision Over Naming of 40,000 Postmasters Throughout the Country. Washington, March 11.—Senator l.aFoilette made his first, fall tonight tit the White House in more than three years, lie was the invited guest of President Wilson, and spent almost an hour with aim in his study in the executive mansion. • He wot:,Id make no statement as to the purpose of his visit, but it has neen an open secret for dayB tliat he was expected to discuss matters of legislation with the president. President Wilson is known to hold the Progressive Keptiblican senator in high regard. He watched his career for many years as governor of Wis consin, and as United States senator. He referred to Mr. UaFollette in terms of praise in many of his speeches during the campaign lor tne presidency, it was generally understood that he wished especially to get (he views or Senator La Foil cue upon tariff re- | vision, currency legislation, Alaska and the effect of physical valuation ot railroads as provided for by conurt^-s in the closing days ot the last ses sion. The conference tonight was merely preliminary to others to l>e held lat- | er as the situation in congress ue- I 'elops. Other Progressive senators will be asked to the White House irom time to time, and the presideni | hopes many of them will find it con i sistent to tine up with tire democrats I in passing what he believe* is pro- j gresslve legislation. four prominent democrats were ur. «.cr consideration hy President Wil son today tor important offices. Joseph K. Davies of Wisconsin, seen | inry of the democratic national coin- I mittee, has been offered the assistant secretaryship of war. and if he de ‘■lines it, may get a foreign post. Geo. Foster Pea body of New York. | former treasurer of the democratic national committee, is desired for the i ollectorship of the port of New York. With Secretary McAdoo oi the treas ury department, Mr. Peabody saw tne president during the day and it was said the cbdloctorshlp had been ot tered him. Dudly Field Malone, of New York, who has campaigned in several states lor Mr. Wilson, has been offered the position of assistant to the attorney general, in charge of customs court I cases. Mr. Malone is being urged fori an asstalaiit secretaryship of state. Former Gov. John Burke of North Dakota, was regarded tonight as ih- I choice for United States treasurer, and It is said he lias the offer under consideration. Postmaster General Burleson today , began developing his plan to pre scribe a civil service examination for fourth class postmasters. He eon suited with Civil Service Commission er John A. Mcllhenny, who told him it would be practical to hold examina tions that would be true tests of the applicant’s ability. The fourth class postmasters, near ly 40.000 of them, now are in the classified service, having been placed there by executive orders under the itooseteit and Taft administrations. Postmaster Beneral Burleson said to day that the spirit ot the eivili ser vice was violated in putting all these mfleers into the classified service and that lie proposed to place them on a strictly civil service basis. "Many of those who today hold positions as fourth class postmast ers." said Mr. Burleson, "secured them a» a result of pernicious poli tical activity. The postollice depart ment should be a business institution, run on scientific business lines. I intend to use the weight of my in licence to make it such.'' The civil service, as applied to the consular service of the government is a subject that will be studied thor oughly by Secretary of State Bryan, in the near future and it is expected the matter will* lie taken up with President Wilson as soon as its plTe< tivenews is determined. It has reported lo Mr. Bryan that of the candidates for consular positions which have passed the civil service test and those now occupy ing posts under civil service appoint ment, ,:).*> per cent are republicans. That only five percent of the sticcess ful applicants were democrats, admin istration leaders are Inclined to re sard ns somewhat unusual. Secretary Bryan said today, how ever that many things of more pres sing Importance were engaging his and the president’s attention just nt i his time. "The consular service." said Mr.-Bryan, "can-wait until otuer things of more urgent importance have been determined. It will be con sidered thoroughly when wo come to H." . / MRS. WILLIAM P. JACKSON • — Mrs. Jackson, wife of ilie new sena tor from Maryland, is one of the lat est additions to congressional society in Washington. The Jacksons have taken a house on Massachusetts ave nue HAWTHORNE FOUND GUILTY OF FRAUD MORTON AND FREEMAN ARE AL SO CONVICTED AND JOSIAM QUINCY IS DISCHARGED. -New Yqyk, March 14.—The Haw thorne Mining trial, which has drag ged along neurly tour months before a Jury in the federal court here came to a close today with ..ie conviction of three of the defendants Julian Hawthorne, l)r. Win. J. Morton amt •Albert Freeman, and the acquittal ot Jasiah Quinsy, twice mayor of Bos ton. and assistant secretary of state during the Cleveland administratidu. Hawthorne, Morton and Freeman were found guilty ot making fraudu lent use of the mails In selling stock in the exploitation of Canadian ore claims Quhicy, exonerated by United States Judge Mayer, on all counts ot ve indictments lielore the case reach ed the jury, was held not guilty on the one remaining indictment of con spiracy in allowing his name to he used in prompting the scheme. The Jury was out 27 hours. Judge Mayer pronounced sentence on the three men whom the Jury had round guilty and held Quincy nntf! next October when he is directed to appear in answer to two indictments still pending against him. Freeman, a New York business man for 26 years was sentenced to five years in the federal prison at Atlanta. Haw thorne son of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the novelist and himself an author, and i.,r. Win. ,1. Morton, son of Ur. W. T. 0. Morton, the first user of ether in surgical operations, were each sentenced to one year and one day at Atlanta. Freeman's prison term is to date front tile first of the present year and the terms of Haw thorne and Morton from Nov. 25, the day the trial was begun. WANTS NEW TURRETS. wasaiugiun, .viarcn is.—sseereiary Daniel* of the navy, in disapproving today recommendations of the Turret board, which called for many expen sive changes in older vessels, went on record as opposed to the recon struction of old naval craft. He esti mates an annual saving to the depart ment of more than $200,000 by turn ing down the recommendations and declares that experience here and iti other countries shows that the recon struction of old vessels does not pay. LEWIS CL. IMS PROGRESSIVES. Springfield, 111., March 14.—In In terviews today, both Gov. Dunne and Col. James Hamilton Lewis declared that the chances to elect Col. Uewis to the United States senate for the long term, were better now than at any time since tile legislature con vened. According to gossip, the eight pro gressives who yesterday withheld their support from the p"oposed Slier man-Funk alliance, are ready to vote for Col. Lewis whenever their eigiit votes will be sufficient to elect him. JENNINGS MAKES RELEASES. trim pun, .miss., .uarin J4.—.Mana ger Jennings of the Detroit Ameri cans today announced the release of , rst baseman Liggett and outfielder rrierson. Liggett came front t*t .wary s college. Oakland, t ai . and I'Yterson from the Texas league The team will solit In two squads Sunday morning. One squad under Jennings goes to New Orleans for four games, i tie ot nor squad under ooacii -vie Ouire eoes to Baton Rouge Friday the club leaves for the north tor the opening game at St. Louis, April Id CLARKE IS SLATED FOR CHAIRMANSHIP OF RIVERS AND HARBORS COM MITTEE IN SENATE. SENATOR TILLMAN IS VRATHY Defeated by Martin for Chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee, He Will Fight Matter Out Again This Morning. Washington, Mardb 14.—Senator 1$. R. Tillman of Sontn Carolina today lost his long anil hard i'ig.it for Uie chairmanship of the powerful senate committee on appiopnations. ‘Phe democratic committee lists, completed tonight by the "steering committee’ .leaded by Senator Kern, accords tne appropnations chairman ship to Senator Martin pf Virginia, and places Seuator Tillman at the head ofc the committee on naval af fairs. The decision of the committee will m* be accepted by Seuaioi Tillman it is said A democratic caucus ftias been called for 10:30 tomorrow morn ing when the committee lists will be presented to the mil democratic mem bership of tne senate. It is expected that Senator Till man, counting upon support of tour or five members of the ' steering com mittee". will lead a fight in the cau cus to overthrow the committee s de Tdie chief reason for supplanting Senator Tillman, who headed the list it' democrats on the appropriations ommutee is understood to have been r e e hat his health would not uahle him to undertake «be severe asks attached to the position. - chiu.ne. in the »•«>•*,* om rolling senate eglsiatlo ami ommlttees. which formed the jM” or the so-called progressive demo ratio reorganization fight begun last Jecetnber. were approved by tihe ciem icvfttic managers and will be ottered or adoption by the caucus tomor ow, Tuese recommendations are. All committee chairmen shall be ■lected by the democratic members if the committees. The practice has ’pen for the "steering committee" o appoint all chairmen; a majority if the democratic members of any 'committee may call a meeting of tihat committee at any time. Members of "conference commit tees" shall be selected by the demo | cratic majority of the committee bav I ing charge of the legislation in ques ition. "Steering" committee members shall be selected by a democratic caucus instead of through appoint ment by the caucus chairman. Appointments by tlhe "steering" committee to fill vacancies on all sen ate committees must be passed on by tae full caucus. The recommendations to be made to constitute important departures from the practice that has prevailed In the senate and are similar in many ways to the changes that were made in the house at tlhe beginning of tile last congress. The complete personnel of the leading committees including demo crats and republicans, has been agreed upon as follows: Appropriations— Democrats: Sena tors Martin (Va), chairman; Tillman (S. 0.), Culberson (Texas); Overman <N, C.i: O^ens, (Okla.); Smith, <Md.); Chilton. (W. Va.); Lea, tTenn.); Bryan (Fla.); Shaffrotb, (Colo.). ^Republicans: Senators Warren, (Wyo.); Perkins, (Cal.): Gallinger, <N. H.); Smoot, (tJita.D; Oliver (Penn.); Dillingham (Vermont): Jones (Wash.). Foreign relations—‘Democrats: Sen ators Bacon (Cla.); chairman; Stone (Missouri); 'Shively, (Ind); Clarke (Arkansas): Hitchcock (Neb.); O’Gorman, (N. Y.); Williams (Miss.); Swanson, (Va.), Pomerene (Ohio); Smith (N. VI.) Republicans—'Senators Midge of (Mass.); Smith (Mich.); Root (N. Y ); MX'umber (N. D.); teuinertanu (Utah), Borah (Idatho); Burton (Ohio). (Judiciary—* Democrats, Senators Culberson (Tex.), chairman; Over man on. CM: Chilton (W. Va.)! O’Gortnan (N. Y.); Fletcher (Fla); Reed (Mo.); Ashurst (Aria.); Shields (Tenn.): Walsh (Mont.); Bacon (Ga.) Republicans—Clark (Wyo.); Nelson (Minn.); IMlllngham (Vt.); Suther land (Utaih); Brandegee (Conn.); Borah Oldabo); Cummins (Iowa); Root ON. Y. Banking and Currency (New) — Democrats: Senators Owen (Okla.); chairman; Hitchcock (Neb.); O'O.or nian (N. Y.); Reed (Missouri); Shnf froth (Colo.); Hollis (N. H.); Protn erene (Ohio.) 'Republicans: Nelson (Minn.); Bristow iKas.); Burton (Ohio); Jones (Wash.); Weeks (M)ass.) Senator Clarke of Arkansas has been slated for the rthairmunshit) of the committee on commerce which handles river and harbor improve |ment legislation: Senator Hoke Smith has been added to the fin DR. DOYEN Dr. I)oyen. the famous French sur geon and man of science, claims, it is reported to have discovered, in a mix ture labeled "M.vcolysine-solutlon col loidale phagogem- polyvaiente," a ver itable elixir of life; for it is said that the mixture will cure ninety-nine dis eases from consumption to a cold in the head It is assumed that the liquid consists of a substance iti col loidal solution, which has a stimulat ing effect on the white blood cor puscles whose duty o is to repulse in vading micro-organisms. ance committee and named as chair man of the committee on educationi and labor; Senator Chamberlain lias been selected for' the ohairmnnsMrx of the public lands committee and Senator Luke Lea is slated for chair manship of file committee on library. SENATE PAGE IS A GOOD WITNESS CERTAIN THAT HE LOST MISS ING PAPERS WHEN LOFFLER TOOK THEM FROM HIM. Senator G<Bre Produces Important Witness in 14-Year-Old Boy Brought to Testify By His Mother. Washington, March 14.—A senate committee spent tour hours today in vestigating charges made by Senator Gore, that an assistant doorkeeper of the senate, Carl A. I-oeffler, hud been responsible for the disappearance In mi. of the Holstlaw certificate o! deposit, an Incident which itgured prominently in the trial of Senator Win. Lorlmer. For over two and a half hours of that time, n 14 year old page, W. H. Harris, faced the senators present at the hearing and sustained a severe examination which did not alter his assertion that lie believpd lie hail given me paper to Mr. Loeftier. Mr. l.oeltler, who took the stand late in the day, declared emphatically that he had not received the paper which later disappeared. He said it had never been in his possession. Al ter being produced in tlie senate Feb. 14, lsttll, by Senator Cummins, it passed into the hands or other sena tors, he said, and he never afterward saw it or heard of it. The boy. who stood the grilling ot the senate committee, was produced by Senator Core, in his charges in the senate yesterday agaihst Mr. I.oeffier, Senator Core gave the page as his source of information. The boy. who was accompanied by his mother, said he had taken a paper from Senator Hailey during the lat ter's speech, had shown it to other senators and that as he started to ward the des~ with it, Mr. Lodftter intercepted hmi ami took It from aim. Facts brought out hv the examina tion, indicated that the paper taken by tlie page might have been another document that Henator Hailey was exhibiting to the senate. -Attempts by Senator Core to interrupt the tes timony by suggestions were several times (lie cause of sharp comment by Senator Dillingham. The investigation will not he re sumed until the committee has been re-organized by the democrats. ASSISTANT POSTMASTER BUSY. Washington. March 14.--rOne of the busiest, of the many busy government officials in Washington for some time to come will be I>atiie! C. Koper ot South Curcflinu. who today look the oath and assumed the duties of first assistant postmaster general. While no longer connected ofttcially with the hottae ways and means committee, he will continue for some time to act in an advisory capacity as tariff expert of the committed which posi tion he held before taking the assist ant secretaryship. DEATH LIST EIGHTY REPORTED DEAD AND MANY SECTIONS ARE STILL NOT HEARD FROM. MILLIONS IN PROPERTY LOST _J._ Wire Communication in Many Sec tions Where Storm Was Severe Has as Yet Not Been Restored and Reports Are Missing, indications from late reiwirts are that more than ninety people were killed, scores severely injured, and great property loss sustained in the disastrous diectrieal tornado which swept parts of Georgia, Tennessee, j Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi ami Texas, Thursday afternoon and night. •flighty odd deaths Jiave been re ported and Uie total loss of life prob ably will ne increased when wire communication is restored in remnie sections devastated oy the cyclone. The damage to property cannot be estimated but probably will have to be computed in millions. twenty-nine persons are reported to have perished in Georgia and dam age to property is roughly estimated at ILlKlO.OOb. Calhoun. Gordon coun ty, Ga., and vicinity bore the brunt i ot the storm in this state, where ele- i ven persons are reported to have been killed. The other fatalities in ti-eorgia were nine, at Tucker, four at Kaglesvillf, tn*ee at Clarkaton and two at Columbus. v. Late reports from Tennessee have increased the death toll in that state to 2!1 persons. Six perished in Mid dlfeton, four at South Berlin, three at Huron, two each at Culleoka and one each at Leesburg, Rally Hill and Bry ant station. Many sections swept by the storm have not been hettrd from. Tite Joss of life in Alabama is es timated at 13, although several per sons still are reported missing. Five negroes were killed near New De <atur, three persons perished at Cat era anil two each at Hokes Bluff Gayesville and Duke. Advices from Louisiana and Miss issippi contain advices of no addi tional deaths, seven having been pre viously reported in each state. The greatest damage to property was the destruction of buildings and houses in the sections, of the Btate where deaths were reported. Tele graph and telephonic communication has been restored to most of the larger towns and all of the cities in the storm swept territory. Seventeen Killed In Mississippi and Tennessee. Memphis. Teun.. March 14.—Seven teen persons were killed iu the storm wnich swept through four counties In West. Tennessee yesterday and Li ittiaiiues are reported xrom seven counties in northern Mississippi. Ks tiinates as to the number Injured can not be made with any degree of ac curacy. The property damage iB roughly estimated at approximately half a million dollars. Wire com munication to a number of points in the patch of the tornado is still in terrupted. The storm cut a path through Hen derson, Chester, Hardeman and Mc iS'airy comities in west Tennessee and Kemper, Pontotoc, Lee, Prentiss, t nion, Tichimingo and lttawamba counties in Mississippi. The princi pal towns damaged are Guntown, Baldwyn and Benden, Miss., and Lex ington, Camden and Hinson Springs, t enn. The storm played greatest havoc, sowever on the plantations and in the small farming settlements. Of the larger towns, Lexington wa, probably the most severely damagei*. titty-seven buildings, including ithe Cumberland and Christian churches, were wrecked. The property damage is estimated at $150,000. Twelve res tdences were demolished at Camden and at Hinson Springs the Nashville, cnattanooga and St. Louis railroad station and several other buildings were wrecked. At Ountown, Baldwyn and Belden, Miss., a number of residences were damaged, buildings in the business district unroofed and, in one instance at tiuntown. the side of a bank build ing was blown out. (iu the plantations hundreds of farm houses were torn to pieces and the wreckage of innumerable negro cabins is strewn over corn and cot ion fields. Eleven Killed in Georgia. * Calhoun Cla„ March 14.—-Kievan known dead. 50 injured and great damage to property was the result of the storm which swept Calhoun and vicinity last night. Itevised list of dead: Mrs. Mary K. Backleyh. Mrs. James W a Ira von. Lester Walraven. Mrs. Mimro Barnett. Five -children of Mrs. Bolt, be tween ages of 2 and 11. Child of Jack Red. WhJ Martin. MRS. ISABEL GORDON CURTIS Mrs. Curtis, the talented wife of Francis <'urtiis. director rif the literary bureau of the Kepublieait congresHion al committee, has just published an other sucessful novel, ‘The I .apse of Knocb Wentworth.” CHIEF KOHLER TELLS HIS STORY CLAIMS THAT CHARGES MADE AGAINST HIM ARE A “FRAME UP.” °” Maren -"Golden Hole cuief of Police Fred Kohler was an eager witness at todav’s Be; Hton of his trial before the civil ser vice commission on charges of gross immorality and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. His story °i his actions at the home of Sam uel D. Schearer, on (the nighl of (Juno 5. 191,2, while alone with Mrs. Schearer, concluded the testimony. The commissioners tie expected to render a decision tomorrow. in a clear, rapid manner, Ko<ner told the story of his discovery in the SeheMier Ihome hy Samuel Schearer "I went, to the Schearer home,’ said Kohler, “on the night of June 5, 1912, at the invitation of another Wo man to explain to the woman's hus band a remark 1 tiad made U\ Mrs, Schearer that l had seen .this Woman in a down town grill room with an other woman and with a man not her husband. .“1 round only Mrt». Schearer when I got there and she said she had Just been told i was coming. Soon after, while I was down ♦tails and Mrs. Schearer up stairs, I heard Schearer smash a window and come in. Then it. flashed over me this had been ■framed up.’ He denied having removed any ar ticle of hla clotihlng. “Several months later t told these incident* to the only two people I cared anout—my wife and Mayor Baker”, he said. WELLS WAS EASY FOK GUNBOAT SMITH THE ENGLISH CHAMPION IS SENT TO DREAMLAND IN THE SECOND ROUND. New York, March 14.—Gunboat Smith, the California heavyweight knocked out Bombardier Wells, trro heavyweight champion of England, In the second round of a sftheduied ten round bout at .Madison Square Gar den here tonignt, A right on the point of the jaw was the blow that finally put the British champion out after the had weakened under punlsnment. Wells had all the better of the firs* round, dabbing his left repeated to Smith's' face and cleverly blocking Gunboat's attempt to counter. A hard left hook, followed with a left and right to the wind. puzzling Smith, He made wild attempts to land, missing several swings, while Wells got In lerts and rights to the face and a right upper-cut on the neck. Smith was wild Ihroughout the round, only succeeding in landing a couple of lefts on the face. Wells came out of his corner for tae second round, smiling and confi dent. Smith rushed at him, lauding a hard right In the stomach. Smith rushed again, hooking his left to the; head and landing a right overhand j swing to the jaw. Wells went down for a count of five and got up dazed. Smith was righit. on top of him, hooking left and rigtit and wieh a left hook to the jaw and a right swing to the back of the head, sent Wells down again for a count of nine. Wells struggled to his feet, but was hardly ahle to raise his hands In de fense, while Smith crossed ihi« right , full to the point of the jaw, sending Wells down and out. WILL BE HURRIED TO THE SU PREME COURT FOR DECISION AT EARLIEST DATE. TWO MEN STILL ON THE J00 None of the Important Matters Pend ing Will Be Handled By Either Until the Supreme Court Ren ders its Decision. Special to the Sentinel-Record. I.Ittli1 Rock, March H.—Governors Oldham and Kutrell' both continued on thn Job of being the state's chief executive today, and the offices of each in their respective ends of the slate capitol building were the gath ering places of many friends, some of whom urged drastic action in the premises. The first, steps taken towards de termining *u»t whether Old.tam or Kutrell is entitled to the job until a special election may be called was taken today when through agreement a friendly stilt was filed, which it is believed will determine the question in the supreme court within a week. Governor Oldham issued a commis sion to a notary public, exercising an appointive power of the governor, and through prearrangement. Secre tary of State Karl Hodges refused 10 follow the order of o*dham, under the presumption that Governor Kut rell was governor, so the matter was hurried into Judge Hulk's court, where Governor Oldham was upheld. Judge Hulk stated that he had not made a lengthy research into the question, but he understood that what was wanted was a ruling, and that either way the matter would be appealed to 'the supreme court, so no was inclined to the belief thai Old ham was governor. Then a motion for an appeal to the supreme court was made, and by special request the motion Ol fhe ap peal will he taken up with the su preme court next Monday, and un early decision asked for. The supreme court, recognizing the importance of the question, is expect ed to hand down a decision withtn a short time, which will settle the mat ter. Governor Oldham and Governor Kutrell both today agreed that they would not take up any im,>ortant mat ters for favor or disfavor until the decision was handed down which would decide the question as to which was really entitled to hold the of fice. The bills which were passed in the latter days of the legislative session will 'become laws without approval after 20 days, and thesefore will not need attention from either of the men who claim thg governor’s office. Talk of trouble over the situation was quieted today. There hud been some violent expressions on both sides of the question in tile closing hours of the legislative session, and the followers of both the factions pre dicted there might he trouble, but that view of the situation has wag$3, and there will probably be very little done by either of the acting gover nors now until the supreme court de cides the question. In the event Governor Kutrell wins he will immediately issue au order for a special election for governor. In the event Governor Oldham wins he will probably bold the office him self for an indefinite period, and per haps inter Issue the biku iul election call. TO LOCATE DEFENSE. Board is Named to Select Best Spot to Protect Chesapeake Bay. Washington, March 14.—Secretary Garrison has appointed as a board to plan and locate the new coast defense post at Cape Henry, Va„ recently ad* tborized by congress. Maj. General Win. VV. Wotherspoon, assistant, chlet of staff; Col. Edward Burr uud Lieut. Col. E. E. Winslow, corps of engi neers, and Majors Geo. Blakeley and Win. Chsmberlaiue. The board will meet in Washington upon the call of the senior member and proceed to Cape Henry, where buildings and fortifications will be planned for the accommodation of a garrison of four companies of coast artillery. Army engineer* believe that the now post, with the existing fortifica tion at Fort Monroe and at Cgpe Charles, will effectually protect Ches apeake hay DENNETT RESIGNS. Washington, March It.—There will be no now head of the general land office for at least SO days to come. This was made plain today when Commisaioaer Prod Dennett handed his resignation to Secretary l ane of the Interior department and the lat ter required that It be withheld for "0 or 80 days. Mr. Dennett complied with tho request.