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£ol|t? jUL newspaper. In that way you will learn NT ant >T ANr ^nt where to spend your money and get - - the best possible value _THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. VOLUME XXXII. -•■"■■'- ■ -:=^— --- ===■■■ ■ " ■-.i .j.-===j=L ______HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1914. EJtAIn LIS I REACHES 45 RECORDS OF MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB SHOWS STILL GREATER LOSS OF LIFE. TEN BODIES ARE RECOVERED Work of Rescue Is Slow and City La borers Will Be Called Upon to Clear Away the Ruins—Another Week May Be Required. « St. Laiuls, March 10—Officials of the Missouri Athletic vdub, after re covering office records from ttlie ruins late tonight estimated that forty-five I>< rsons were lost In file fire which destroyed the building early Monday, hut could add no new names to the \ list of missing. Ten bodies had been recovered late today Kr in the ruins of the seven story building occupied by the Mis souri Athletic Club, which was de stroyed by tire early Monday. Of these three were recovered after the firemen entered the ruins today. The other seven were found yesterday. Twenty bodies are thought to tie in the ruins, making the total death til thirty.' Of the ten bodies recov ered. eight Yiave been identified. The identified 'dead: .viarsuan oitrr, iia, utruu ui ,vi.uniiaii Bier & Co., fur dealers; St. Louis. Lucius Buff, 34; department liead Simmons Hardware Co.; son of Dr. L. H. Ruff of Cape Girardeau, Mo.: lived with mother in Dallas, Tex (Identlth ation doubtful.; William J. Kinser, treasurer Rinser Construction Co.; engaged in construe, lion of east side levee. James B. Rellley, 56; member con tracting firm of Ware & Heiiley; St. Louts. John N. Rickey. 40; Chicago; treas urer Ford Manufacturing Co.; widow and child in Chicago. Wni. F. Erd, lawyer and real estate dealer; East St Louis, 'll. Edwin C. Keissler, cashier Ludlow Saylor Wire Co.: St. l>puin. K. P. Williams, hank promoter; Saule, Pa.. Days probably will elapse before the debris can be removed and ex plored and it is feared more of the bodies never will be recovered. Fire Chief Swinglev today said the fire u*> partment's werk was about finisheo and suggested that laborers from oth er city departments be put to work removing the debris. The vaults of the Boatmen's Bank, which occupied part of the building, were uncovered today and found in tact. Nearly $1,300,000 in coin and currency was removed under heavy police guard to the vaults of the St Louis Union Trust Company, where tlie money will be kept until a place can be provided in the temporary quarters of the bank. No satisfactory explanation i f the fire lias been found Explosions heard during the fire were attributed by the chief of the tire pre vention bureau to gas that escaped when the meters melted. iiarry naviuson, niRiu wate.iman ror the dull, was on the third floor of the building, where the fire was sup posed to have started, fifteen minutes before the blaze was discovered. He found nothing there, he said, that in dlcated fire danger One hundred men will begin dig ging out the ruins early tomorrow, that the bodies of the dead may be recovered as quickly as possible. Ttie city council tonight ordered an in vestigation. witli a view cf fixing re sponsibility. The inquiry, which will tie conducted by a committee empow ered to subpoena witnesses and take sworn testimony, may be extended TTr all hotels, clubs, and theaters In the city, to safeguard tiliem against a sim ilar calamity. Another death resulted indirectly from the fire, when Mrs. Louis Vogt, 25, died here today while reading newspaper accounts of the catastro phe. Physicians ascribe her death to heart disease, superinduced by the ex oitemeat occasioned by the story. -o SHOT INSANE man. ■ ■■ t Bennefontalne. O., March 10.—Sam uel Godwin, aged 80, an insane man, was shot and killed by a posse late today after he had shot and probably wounded Sheriff Kobert look cf lai g.m county and barricade himself in Ids shanty in a woods near the scene. Godwin returned the fire several times before he fell. r'*' IU rntblUtNT. I>uiUh, Minn., March 10—(Following announcement from Washington tha» the 8l|preme court had refused to re view the case of Fred Mooney, con victed structural iron worker, prep arations were made today for an ap peal to the president for a pardon. ■---o--. OPERATE ON POST. Rochester, Minn., March 10._C. W. ■ ’ st, millionaire manufacturer of Rat tle Creek, Mich., who was rushed hero aboard a special train from l.os An geles for surgical treatment, today suh mitted to a major operation. No of ficial report was issued, but it was understood bis condition was favor aide. IITTLE ROCK SEES THE SPEED AUTOS CAPITAL CITY FOLK INSIST ON SEEING THE BIG RACERS IN SPEED ACTION. Street Will Be Closed and Drivers Will Send Them Flying Down the Thoroughfare. Kittle Rock lias slipped one over on Hot Springs. In other w< rds. the Capitol City folks have blitted into our automobile racing plans and are going to get the first look at the eere brated speed demons and their w rld's championship cars, entered in the i.ices at Oaklawn track next Tuesday afternoon. less uian a half dozen great rac ing creations with their pilots are now housed in Little Rock, at the in vitation of a it tom. bile dealers and city oflicials, and on Friday afternoon the governor will formally meet the men who shake dice with death on the dirt race tracks or America. The absence of anything like a real race track did not stop the Little Rock auto bugs in their enthusiasm for speed an with the assistance of the city one of the main streets of Little Rock will he closed Friday afternoon, when several of the drivers will show’ the public what the 100 miles an hou. craze means. Right dkwn the public highway, guarded, of course, as closely as the gates of a prison, will rush the great speed machines passing directly in front of the governor, who will he the guest of honor And the Rathe Week ly moving picture man and all the other incidentals will he included, as the enthusiasm of kittle Rock ha* never been approached by a city in the previous history of automobile sport. There will he no racing or anything that will approach it as the drivers have reserved that particular feature ft r the Hot Springs meet. And that the Little Rock auto followers are go ing to see the whole entertainment is evidenced by the way they are sending in reservations for tickets. li> fact, already the railroads have begun their arrangements for the special trains to haul the crowds to Hot Springs next. Tuesday and several hundred will make the trip in their autos. The program which is being mart* for races include seven important events, and if the weather men is good to us, Louis Disbrow, t’.ie cham pion track driver of the world, has promised to put Hot Springs officially in the record book by lowering both the 75 and 10(1 mile world's records. -o— WEIL KNOWN SPORT WRITER IS DEAD W. W. NAUGHTON OF SAN FRAN CISCO DEAD OF HEART DIS EASE AFTER LONG ILLNESS. San Francisco, March 10—W. W. Naughton, dean of Pacific coast sport ing writers and president of the 8an Francisco Press Club, died at his home here today of heart disease. Mr. Naughton had been ill for several weeks. He was 60 years old. Naughton was born in Auoland, i N. C., and began his career as an American newspaper writer in 1886. iji San Francisco. He learned the news paper business from the printer's case? tip, beginning of the New Zealand Herald, in 1870. In his youth he was notable as a boxer, oarsman, runner swimmer and marksman, and it was not uncommon for him to win an ath letic or shooting match In the morn ing, write It up at noon and put his own story in type in the afternoon. For may years Naughton specialized on boxing and he was at the ringside at all notable contests. WORLD’S BIGGEST GUN FOR PANAMA CANAL i I his, the largest gun In the world, has been made to defend the Pacific entrance to the Panama canal. It haB a It, inch bore, weighs 130 tons and throws a projectile weighing 2,400 pounds. The weapon will be mounted on a dis appearing carriage on one of the small Islands off the mouth of the canal MOYER TELLS SAYS MOB TOOK HIM FROM HO TEL ROOM AFTER BEATING AND KICKING HIM. DIDN'T KNOW M'NAUGHTON 3ut Thinks Mine Manager Was Man ' Who Choked, Cursed and Threaten ed Him—Relates Story of His En forced Trip to Chicago. Chicago, March 10.—Charles T». Vloyer, president of the Western Ked ratlon of Miners, tonight told (he con tressional committee investigating :he Michigan copper strike, of his de portation from the mining district ast December. A specal session was leld to hear Mover’s testimony. Three men, Moyer said, came to his Intel room in Hancock oil the night jf his deportation. They asked him f he would receive a large committee af citizens, and on agreeing to this Moyer said fifteen or eighteen other men entered the room. They asked him if he wt uld permit the citizens to contribute to the relief of the sin* vivors of the Christmas eve disaster nt Italian ball. Moyer replied that lie had not told the members of the Federation they should not accept outside help In car ing fer their dead, but said the fami lies felt they ought not to and that he would not advise them to accept relief contributed by those outside the Federation. Moyer -told the committee that A 7.. Petermann. attorney fer the min ing companies, as spokesman for the committee, insisted that Moyer was responsible for the attitude of the bereaved families and but for his ad vising them they would have, accepted the assistance proffered. When the committee left Moyer said he went to the telephone to call an official of the Calumet Union. "The telephone was beside the door." he said, "and while I was plac. ing the receiver to my ear the door opened and my room was filled with men. Tanner was the only person with me The crowd demanded: 'where is Moyer?’ Thinking it was the same committee returning, 1 said: hero I am, gentlemen; what is it now?’ A man seized me and pushed me backward, hitting me with his hand. Another bent me over forward until I was almost doubled up. Sttn another man struck me with a revol ver on the head. The weapon explod ed, the bullet entering my shoulder I was hustled out rf the hotel and a large crowd joined my abductors at the corner. All started with me to ward the bridge af Houghton. “When we reached the bridge some one cried, ‘throw him off the bridge/ Others said, ‘wait until we get across and we will string him up.’ Those behind were kicking me at every op portunity and I have not recovered from the effects of thRt abuse. When we reached the other side some one s»hl 'this is the place,' hut others remonstrated and we continued on to railway station. “As we came upon the p'atform some one Just behind me said 'there’s Ma< .Vaughton,’ and 1 observed B man l did not know standing with his hBcg 10 window. This man seized me by the throat and i>egttn choking me, exclaiming: You have come Jn here und have turned the men against me and the company. I am not going ti do you any harm, but 1 am going to warn you that if you ever come back to this district you will be,killed.’” Moyer said he never had seen .lus. MacNaughton, general manager of the Calumet and Hecla mines, or any pic ture of him and he did not wish to be understood as testifying that it was Manager MacNaughton who so ad dressed him. ‘‘We then were put on the train in charge of a man named Hensley and another called 'Dogs.' I had known Hensley in Colorado. These men were instructed to take us on the train to Chicago and If we made any noise we were to be killeu. “Previously I had been searched and $10 taken from me. We were taken into the smoking car and when the conductor came around Hensley told him he was authorized by the sheriff to pay our fares. Hensley also wired ahead for a physioian to attend me and when the doctor came aboard he told him that his bill would he paid, by the sheriff.” Moyer said the men wore no masks. He knew none by name except Hens ley. The taking of testimony was ended at a latp h< nr tonight, and each side was given fifteen days after the tes timony has been printed in whicli to file briefs. Moyer spent most cf the day at a hospital, where Chas. Mahoney of Denver, vice president of the Federa tion, was critically ill after an oper ation for appendicitis, -o ECLIPSE OF MOON IS VISIBLE TONIGHT WILL BE ALMOST TOTAL AND WILL BEGIN AT 9:41 TONIGHT, PASSING AT 11:12. Washington, March 10.—There will lie an almost total eclipse of the incon tomorrow night, visible from all parrs of western Europe, North and South America and western Africa. Astronomers at the naval observa tory here tonight prepared to take advantage of the opportunity for spe cial observations. It was pointed out that the fainter stars are more easily seen during an eclipse, and that they are of great importance in correcting lunar tables, which agree exactly with the positions observed in the sky. The shadow of the earth will not entirely cover the moon, but at the middle of the eclipse more than nine tentlis of the moon's diameter will be in a shadow. The m< on is due to enter the shad ow. according to precise reckoning, at 9:41 tomorrow night, eastern time; should reach the middle of the eclipse at 11:129-10 o’clock and leave the shadow at 12:44 a. m., Thurs day. . -o PROBING LAKE DRAINAGE. Washington, March 10.—Secretary Garrison, at the instance of the Brit ish ambassador, has called on array engineers to report on the possible ef fect on the great lakes level of a measure pending before the house which would permit the diversion of a greater amount of water from l^ake Michigan into the Chicago canal. The ambassador, Sir Cecil Spring Rice, informed the state department the proposed legsllation would en croach on Canada's navigation rights, guaranteed by a treaty between the I'nited States and Great Britain Great Britain's position has been brougiit t the attention of the house committee on JnUrstate and foreign commerce by secreary Bryan. MYSTFRY IS CLEARED UP BOTH WASHINGTON AND MEXICO SATISFIED NO INTERNATION AL CRIME IS COMMITTED. IN TIH VERGARA INCIDENT Citizens, and Mexicans at That, Went Over the Rio Grande and Brought Back the Body of the Ranchman Murdered by Mexicans. Washington, March 10—Comprehen siVf! reports from Brig. Gen. Bliss ;»nd American Consul Garrett ut Baredo received at the war and state depart ments today cleared up the mystery wTddi had surrounded the delivery, on American soil of the body of the American rancher, Clemente Vergara. The reports completely satisfied the officials that no act has been commu ted by national or state agents in vto lation of Mexican sovereignty and that if there were any offense in the re inoval of the body from Mexico it was committed by individuals, so the j matter could not be made an inter I nationaal issue. ^ secretary Bryan i»?R»e<| that he would not undertake to prosecute the persons who obtained the body even if he knew their identity, which he did not, beyond the fact established by Gen. Bliss’ report that they were civilians and probably Mexicans. The finding of the body of Vergara has had the result of advancing the prosecution of the claim against the Huerta government for reparation and today Secretary Bryan transmitted the telegraphic report from Consul Gar rett to Charge O'Shaughnessy in Mex ico City It is said that the primary purpose of this is to disprove the or iginal allegation of the Mexican fed eral commander at Nuevo Laredo that Vergara had made his escape from captivity and joined the rebels. With the body in evidence, as scon as further facts as to the character of Vergara's fatal wounds are devel oped by the investigation Gov. Col quitt is making, Mr. O’Shaughnessy will lie prepared to call upon Gen. Huerta to redeem h'« promise to pun ish the federal officers who killed Vergara. Huerta Must Get Busy. Laredo, Tex., March 10-—Evidence as to the execution of Clemente Ver gara, after he was arrested by Mexi can federals commanded by Capt. Apolonio Rodriguez, is being gathered from many sources here, for presents, tlon to the state department now that the ranchman's death has been con firmed and the return of the body from Mexico explained. Satisfaction was felt hy his family and along the bor der today when reports from Wash ington indicated that demand for rep aartion would be pressed, and Huerta asked to redeem his promise to pun ish the men guilt’ In the several investigations of the incident which have been started, one Mexican has been found who claims to have witnessed both the execution and burial of Vergara. It was this man. according to report, who led the party to the grave Sat urday night, when they disinterred the body .] s. Hill, Vergara’s brother in-law, organized the expedition, as made public today Adjt. Gen. Henry Hutchings Is here making an investigation for Gov. Col quitt. Villa Changes His Mind. El I'ano, Tex., March 10.—Gen. Villa today revoked tiie order of confisca tion against the ranch of Gen. W. U Snyman, a British subject, in the state of Chihuahua. The news was receiv ed in a telegram from Calvert G. Sco bell, British vice consul at Chihua hua. The commission appointed by Gen. Carranza to Investigate the killing of Win. S Benton, still is in Juarez, and never lias been away, At Chihuahua and at the constitutionalist consulate here last Saturday It was said the commission had gone to Chihuahua, where Bentons' body is said to he buried. Gen. Fraitsto, head of the commis sion, asked today if he could explain why tiie misleading information was given out, responded: "Who knows?" Carranza Is Puzzled. Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, March 10.—Tiie destruction of bridges on railroads southwest of here puzzled rebel officials today on the eve of Gen. Carranza's departure on his march into Chihuahua state. Two bridges on the Southern Pacific branch between Cananea and Nogales were, hurtled yesterday and last night, and a trestle on the Nacozari railroad be low Agua Preita was destroyed. As far as known there are no fed eral troops between Guaymas on the California gulf and Torreon. A few small hands of marauders were said to he operating along the Mexican Northwestern railr< ad below Juarez. Gen. Carranza, it was announced of ficially. will begin his 200 mile marcn tomorrow. He will he accompanied by nearly 1,000 troops. A battalion of infantry began Us march today along the trails which will be taken later by th)e constitutionalist com mander and a strong escort of cav Contrary to previous predictions, no expressions were forthcoming regard ing the Benton or ether cases that have threatened international compli cations the last fortnight. From high officials it was learned the plan of at tempting furtiter explanation had been deferred. Rev. Allan Tapper of the Interna tional peace forum conferred today with Gen. Carranza. l)r. Tapper has paid ^everal visits to Gen. Carranza since tiie revolution began. SUIT AGAINST TOBACCO COMPANY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL FILE ANTI-TRUST SUIT AGAINST NEW YORK CONCERN. Alleges Restraint of Trade on the Part of the Metropolitan Tobacco Con* pany. Washington, March 10—Attorney General McReynolds tonight decided to prepare suit against the Metropoli tan Tobacco Company of New York under the Sherman act. The decision was based on evidence of alleged re straint of trade laid before Mr. Mc Reynolds today by H. Snowden Mae shall. United States district attorney at New York, and his assistant, C. A. Thompson, who has investigated the case. i ne principal compiuint against tne Metropolitan company Is alleged dis crimination against independent deal ers. The Metropolian acts as distriD uting agent for producing companies that made up the old tobacco trust. And while it would be principal de fendant producing companies neces sarily would be parties to the action. The question of criminal prosecution* of officials of the companies was not settled today. The Metropolitan company has been under investigation for several mouths Independent dealers have charged that its grip on the business of Greater New York, Long Island and Jersey City is Ann and powerful and that they are in worse condition than be fore the dissolution of the old Amer ican Tobacco company. According to Mr. Marshall's report, investigation, has shown taht the Met ropolitan sells to independent jobbers at the same rates it sells to retailers, so that jobbers handle Metropolitan goods at no profit at all. Officials of the disintegrated com panies of the old American Tobacco company, which use the Metropolitan company as distributing agent, havw talked with department officials about a severance of their relations and as a result the understanding here is that a conspiracy in restraint of trade will not be charged in the government suit, though action would be based on the allegation that Is restraint of trade. “BUM" ARMY IS STALLED FLOODS HOLD THEM IN THREE DIRECTIONS AND NATIONAL GUARDS IN THE OTHER. TWO COUNTIES SCRAPPING One Would Be Rid of “Gen." Kelley's Army and the Other Refuses to Re ceive Them or Even to Permit Them to March Through Domain. Sacramento, Cal., March 10.—With the army of unemployed en route to \\ ashington, D. C., isolated across tlie Sacramento river in Yolo county, while Sacramento and Yolo counties settle their disputes as to the for mer’s right to keep jt there, Hit. pros ecution of leaders was begun late to day, with the arraignment of nine teen men arrested yesterday an va grants. i no army occupies a peculiar po sition, according to Yolo county of ficials. With flood waters* shutting off a march to the south, west or north, they have but one direction to take, and that it eastward, across the bridge into Sacramento. The 'army ’ late tcday voted to march, peacefully through the city on its way eastward if the police would per mit, but the Sacramento authorities rejected the proposal. Yolo county officials asked that the Sacramento guards he removed, frcm the bridge and the ''army” he allow ed to cross. This request also was refused. The Yolo officials then threatened to start legal proceedings to enjoin Sacramento from guarding the bridges, and there the situation rests. Sacramento deputies again pre pared for a night vigil. William Ahern, former chief of police, was put in charge of several hundred, who will establish a patrol system. At the preliminary hearing, ‘‘Gen.” .fames Kelley pleaded not guilty to a charge cf vagrancy before a township justice and demanded jury trial; Ed ward E. Teesdale, John Randolph an.i John McLennan, his lieutenants, made a similar plea. Their cases will be called before juries Thursday. John Lynch, Michael Murphy and Charles Edgar, sublieutenants, also pleaded not guilty. Harris Welnstock, a member of the « imou states industrial relations com mittee, interviewed Kelley in Jail to day and obtained his views on labor conditions. He told Kelley a trip to Washington would be futile and Kel ley finally admitted the Journey would avail nothing. The discovery that "Major” W. A. 1 borne, cne of the most active agi lators in tne army, was not caught in the police drag net yesterday caus ed a flurry in police circles today, I'horne has disappeared The man arrested for him proved to be a tramp. REFUSE TO BAN RACING. Annapolis, Md., March 10.—By a 'ote of | HO to 10 the senate today voted down a motion to abolish the race track at Havre De Grace. Surrounding the vote are circum stances that preclude it from repre senting absolutely the sentiment of the senitfe on race tracks legislation but is believed approximately to do so. I here is a bill before the senate to abolish all racing in the state and a day has been tixed for a public hear ing on the subject. ----- DISASTROUS TIDAL WAVE. Paris, March lo.—The minister of the colonies tonight received a cable dispatch from the governor general of Madagascar saying a cyclone and tidal wave devastated the northwest region of the island March 3. Sixteen persons were killed and a number of vessels sunk, including the schooners Marotisin and Jeanne D'Are. Hundreds of buildings were destroy ed or seriously damaged. MILLIONAIRE JAILED. Portland Ore., March 10.—'Five days at hard labor on the city reek Pile was the sentence for speeding given to YV. C. Barker, millionaire clubman, In the municipal court here today. Expecting to be let off with a fine, Barker pleaded guilty to rhnning his automobile fifty miles an hour within the city limits.