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COST OF LIVING WEATHER One way to meet the high cost of 4" H P P T A C living la to Bpend more time studying * I the advertisements In your morning —— ■ newspaper. In that way you will learn where to spend your money and get ashlngton, March 11 --JWecast the best possible value. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. Z * * VOLUME XXXII. ~ 7 ~ „ ,...' ' . ■ '-- .' ■ - __- hot SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1914. number m. \ 1 ' ' ' " ■ - - ■ ~ .- — ■ — —■ — - - - ■ -- - .- _ COMES TO COMPLETE UNDER STANDING WITH THE STATE (DEPARTMENT. WILL PROTECT FOREIGNERS But Fails to Make Any Explanation of His Former Refusal to Furnish Washington with Information in the Benton Case. Agua Prieta, Mex., March li.—A (lear and probably satisfactory under standing between the stale depart ment and (Jen. Carranza, supreme chief of the Mexican constitutional ists, was f reshadowed here today in the belief of prominent rebel ad visers, after tile consideration of rep resentations by Secretary Bryan, which were made through Frederick Simpich, American consul at Nogales. The communication from the secre tary of state was contained in a long letter mailed to Consul Simpich at Nogales shortly after the receipt of Carranza's note i:i which lie dec lined to furnish the Washington govern merit information regarding the death of Win. S. Bent- n, on the ground that the requests should have come through tlie diplomatic channels of the English government. it was said at (Jen. Carranza’s head quarters that Mr. Bryan's letter had been well received. It was learned that Mr. Bryan had been pointed out what he considered the impracticabil ity of diplomatic relations with the c nstitutlonalists by countries which always have been represented by am bassadors at Mexico City and which are without consular agents in ter ritory now controlled by Mexican in surgents. From the Mexican side the impres sion was given that this argument had been received as reasonable and bad been taken under serious considera te n by Carranza and his advisers. The Bryan letter, it was said did not take up special cases but dealt gen erally with actual dealings between Carranza and Washington and any European or Asiatic coutnry. Consul Simpich arrived today just as Gen. Carranza was ready to begin his march into Cbihuah"" If tiie Washington letter had arrived a day later it. would have missed the cou stitutionalist chief, who will be out of touch virtually with the outsid'» world on his two weeks’ ride. Mexican officials considered the in cident as fortunate in that it gave op portunity, they said, to straighten out at once what was deemed a misinter pretation by Washington of Gen. Car ranza’s stand in the Benton case and to do this in a fashion which would lie acceptable to the rebel party and the Mexican public in genera! In an interview tonight, after hand ing the answer to Consul Simpich of Nogales, the constitutionalist com mander declared both notes had been friendly. However, speculation was 'caused by the fact that the Mexican communications had not been made public. The note to Secretary Bryan sent while Carranza was at Negates, in which he declined to give Wash ington information had been given to the press. The change of attitude was not explained, except by Gen. Carran za declaring his dealings today with Consul Simpich had been purely per sonal and confidential. The insurgent leader asserted he was willing to as sist in the protection of any foreign er in Mexico. He did not mention his previous refusal of information but said lie would be willing to receive and act on complaints which came either from the individual or from the injured person through the repre senation of the consular agent of any nation represented in the district con ironed by the rebels. Asked regarding his stand toward the Washington government, Carran za reminded the questioner that the I'niteri States government had not re-ognized the constitutional govern ment any more than it had recognized the Huerta government at Mexico City. The nota from wasnmgton today and Carranza's answer tonight, it was said, were considered as affording m'>ch encouragement to what had hern deemed here a most critical sit uation during the present revolution. Assurances of the friendly t< no of tht> Mexican note were taken as In denting the good will of the consti tutionalist party, which, however, had l,p-u placed in a different position by the death of a British subject .HU* jhe contents of Carranza’s an swer were kept secret the impression was received by some persons that it had afforded a loophole through w hich to escape from what they considered a delicate position, due to a misun derstanding of the implied meaning of the first communication to the state department. In all of the exchanges the Mon roe Doctrine, In its various interpre tations had not been mentioned. But the positi n ot the t’nited States as a protector of Latin American against European invasion and its relation to ward foreign countries in event at menace to their citizens, was fore m st in the unofficial discussion of the situation. Den. Carranza’s position has been difficult, it was pointed out, because of what constitutionalists considered improper activity of English capital toward the Huerta government. On the other hand, constitutionalists said there had been a distinct inisunder j standing at least on the part of the Washington officials of Carranza's stand In declining to furnish more information regarding the death of the Briton. ■-o STATE UNIVERSITY GETS BOSTON GAME MANAGER CARRIGAN GIVES WORD LAST NIGHT THAT HE WILL PLAY ST. PATRICK GAME. _ Play at Majestic Park First Feature of Entertainment on “Arkansas Booster Cay’’ and Governor Will At tend. The Arkansas state university base ball team will get a game on St- Pat rick's day with the Boston Americans. Manager Carrigin of the Bostons had the subject under consideration for a couple 'Cl' days, and gave his answer last night that he would take the game. 'When the Young Men’s Chamber of Commerce decided to make a big “Arkansas Booster Day'' of St. Pat rick's, and to center around the ar rival here of the first train over the Memphis, Dallas w Gulf railroad a r und of entertainment taht would fill the city with visitors from all over tlie state and give them a big day, the led a occurred of bringing the state university ball team to start the en tertainment. No game had been arranged for, but it was anticipated that some definite arrangement could be made, with so many American and National League piaycis in the city, and when the com mittee to k the matter up first with Manager Carrigan of the Bostons he was not sure he would consent to let the team break in on a day of spring training, but thought the matter over and finally consented to the game. Ocv. Hays and the mayors of va rious Arkansas cities who will be the guests of the Young Men’s Cham ber of Commerce on that day, will at tend tlie morning game. They are all baseball enthusiasts, and will be glad of the opportunity to see the famous Bost-cn American team in action. The game will no doubt be tlie largest at tended of any in this city in years. The Arkansas hoys have a very strong team to represent the. univer sity this year. They will leave Fay etteville on the morning of March 16, and will probably arrive here after a lay over at Fort Smith on the early m ruing train of March 17. The game witl he called at 10:110 o'clock, which will give ample time for the arrival of the morning trains, and that the visitors for the day may have time to get to tlie Majestic ball park grounds. The Young Men's Chamber of Cone merec last evening authorized the thunks « f the entire personnel to Manager Carrigan, to President -I- J. Lannin, the new wonder of the Boston Americans, and to genial Tim Mur naue, who has always been a booster for Hot Springs, and whose writings in all the years since he began to visit this city contained praise f the resort. -Q. EDMERALDAS CAPTURED. Guayaquil, Eduador, March 11.— Dispatches received here tonight an nounced that Gen. Plaza, president of the republic today captured Edmeral das, on the northwest coast, from the rebels. No details were given. The rebels took Esmeraldag in De cember after eight hours fighting. -o-— NEW WORLD'S RECORD. Juarez. Mex, March 11.—Christo phine, a 3-year-old Ally, wned by the western turfman, S, Veiller. broke the world’s mile record on a Ircttlar track at the Juarez course this afternoon, going the distance in 1:3# 4 5. OPENING NEW TROLLEY LINE WITH SACRIFICE The tirst electric street railway lr riflce of lambs, as shown In the pho prayers of the Mohammedans they —9 Invoking the blessings of Allah on the HENRY SEIGEL AND FRANK W. VOGEL OF NEW YORK HELD ON LARCENY CHARGE. U0NI1 13 FIXED A! $20,099 Angry Depositors in Department Store Savings Bank Seek Heads of Con cern with Threats of Violence—De posits Were $2,000,000. New York, March 11.—While Henry Seigel, the head of department stores in New York, Chicago and Boston was testifying today in a riotous bank ruptcy hearing, the grand jury that has been investigating the failure of the Seigel stores in New \Tork and the savings hank conducted in con nection with them, returned three joint indictments against him and his partner in the banking enterprise, Frank B. Vogel. Seigel and Vogel were arraigned oh the charges and later released on $25,000 bail each. Three hundred r.ngry depositors' who had been forcibly ejectedffrom the bankruptcy hearing, hunted around the federal building for Siegel in vain. At the time they were look-; ing for him he and his banking part ner were standing before Judge Uo salsky pleading not guilty to the in met nil'll is. One indictment charges Siegel and Vogel with grand larceny in that they made false statements to the Bank of Commerce in order to borrow $25. 000. The ethers allege that the two bankers accepted deposits when they knew the bank of Henry Seigel and Company to be insolvent. Seigel testified at the bankruptcy proceedings that he did not invest any capital in the private bank that bore liis name. He got about that far in his testimony when Miss Jesse Martin announced that she had a right to represent the depositors at the hearing. She was urged to re main quiet. When she refused to do so, she was led from the court room by United States Marshal Henkle. Three hundred depositors who were standing around the corridors also were put out. They gathered in front of the window of Marshal Henkel’s office and shouted threats of violence against Seigel. Seigel testified that lie and Vogel filed a bond and purchased fixtures for the hank. Then, lie admitted, they accepted deposits and made them act as a B ating capital for the bank. Seigel declared lie had no money to pay what he owed. He declined to answer a question as to whether an entry was made on the books of (lie stores when they borrowed fr m the bank on (he ground that, it might in criminate him. In regard to his partnership with Vogel in the private bank, Seigel said he and his partner had agreed to divide tin* profits at the end of each year. He said ills salary from van t Constantinople was opened recently 1 tograph. Across the tracks two lambs re killed on the spot, the rails were snn i new line were offered. ons stores was $40,000 a year and that his wife spent most of it. It was a little after 3 o’clock in the afternoon when one of District Attorney Whitman's detectives to'.d Seigel's attorney that the Indictments had been returned. The lawyer lean ed over to Seigel and whispered the informaatkn to him. Seigel turned pale and from then on stammered out his answers to queeMons put to him. Seigel and Vogel were taken to the ground floor of the court building in a private elevator, that they might dodge the mob of depositors. When the pair arrived before Judge Kosal sky both appeared dazed. District Attorney Whitman was waiting for them. Attorneys entered a plea of not ftguilty for the two men. They were then given < ne week in which to withdraw the picas if they so de sired After having their bail accept ed both men left the court. Neither would talk. The indictments oy no means end the proceedings of the grand jury. It is alleged that an investigation by the district attorney’s office has dis ci sed discrepancies of nearly two million dollars between the books of the Seigel stores and banking enter prises and the financial statement used as a basis of additional cred its before the failure. It is said the total of the discrepancies may even rojiHi 3 higher figure The Fourteenth street store, the Simps, n Crawford Company, the bank ing firm of Henry Seigel ic Company, Henry Seigel & Company, wholesal ers, and the Merchants’ Express Com pany of this city, all allied with and controlled by the Seigel stores cor poration, of which Henry Seigel is directing head and president and of which Frank E- Vogel is vice presi dent, went into the hands of receivers December 30, last. The same'day a receiver was appointed lor the de partment store of Henry Seigel & Company in Hoston. The Seigel store in Chicago, also controlled by the Seigel stores corporation, was not affected. No settlement has been made with the depositors in the bank, whose deposits aggregated about $2,000,000. A- lias appeared in testimony in vari ous proceedings, deposits in the bank were drawn upon freely by the vari ous stores when funds were needed in ttiieir business operations. The stores have been continued in operation by the receivers. NO MORE BODIES. Recovered from Ruins of Missouri Athletic Club. St. Louis, March 11.—Work of searching the ruins of the Missouri Aih’etic Club for the bodies of the twenty victims of Monday's fire, be lieved to be in the debris, made slow progress today. No bodies were recovered and the number at the morgue is ten. Of these nine have been positively iden tified, the identificatk n of Louis P. Ruff of Dallas, Tex., having been con firmed late today. --o—— CHINESE BALL TEAM. San Francisco, March 11.—Fifteen Chinese baseball players and their manager arrived here today from Honolulu on a seven months’ tour that will end In a series of games in Cuba next September. Tlie team Is the champion of the Hawaiian baseball league and made u tour of tills country last year. It lias games scheduled in the middle s'utes before reaching New York. vlth the ancient ceremony of the sac were placed, and after the customary fared with the warm blood, and prayers MORE REGIMENTS ORDERED TO TEXAS, WHICH WILL BRING FORCE UP TO 18,000. INFANTRY AMI MACHINE GUNS Will Be Sent to Laredo and Eagle Pass and Later Distributed to Dif ferent Posts Along the Mexican Bor. der for Patrol Duty. Washington, March 11.—The dis patch of two additional regiments of American infantry to Eagle Pass and Laredo, Tex., to allay fears of Mex ican raids, and the appearance here of Gen. Felix Diaz and friends with a new plan to solve the Mexican problem, were the chief developments today in the Mexican situation. The tro: ps, tlie Ninth and Seven teenth regiments, were ordered to the border at the request of Senator Sheppard and Representative Gard ner. The latter told the president there was a good deal of cash in bor der hanks and Americans wanted to be protected against any sudden raid •nr invasion. Mr. Gardner also said much stock had disappeared recently and residents believed Mexicans were responsible. The request for addi tional troops was made Monday; was discussed at the cabinet meeting and decide on late today by the president, who eominuniacted his approval to the secretary of war. Gen. Diaz and his friends here said they were not yet prepared to an nounce their definite purposes, but would do so tomorrow. One of the party was Pedro Del Vilar, who, be fore the senate foreign relations com mittee last week, was reported to have asked support for a counter rev olutionary movement. The Mexicans denied today that they sought such action, saying their idea was a cam paign of information about Mexico and to acquaint Washington with the personality of Gen. Diaz, so his part in subsequent events in Mexico might he Judged fr. m a study at close range. It was learned they were seeking the elimination of Gen. Huerta and are not allied in any way with the constitutionalists. Members of the party said Senator Root conferred with Gen. Diaz in Washington last week and that Diaz came to Washing ton at the invitation cf Senator Fall. Whether the senators have been made fully acquainted with the plans of the Diaz group is not known. Today’s orders for the dispatch of two more regiments to Texas will re suit in the assembling in that state of nearly 18 000 troops, more by 3.000 than the entire force of the regular army that Gen. Shatter led Into Cuba. Nearly 11,000 soldiers are in camp at i Texas City under command of Hrig. Gen. Funston of Philippine fame. The others are scatiered along the border from Rrownsvllle, Tex., to Nogales, Arlz., under command of Brig. Gen. Tasknr H. Bliss, the largest garrisons being maintained at El Paso, Nogales, Douglas, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Brownsville, where railroads enter Mexico. Of the regiments ordered ■cut today the Ninth, two battalions of which are at Port Thomas, Ky., and one at Fort Logan H Roots, Ark., is com manded by Col. Chas. J. Crane. The Seventeenth, commanded by Ocl. John T. Van Orsdale. stationed at Port McPherson, Atlanta, Ga. Col. Van Orsdale will be deprived of the priv ilege of accompanying ills regiment to the border, as he will be placed on the retired list tomorrow on account of age. As Lieut. Col. Henry U. Styer of the Seventeenth is on duty at the war college the command of the regi ment temporarily at least will fall to the senior major. (Jen. W. Martin. Although the two regiments will proceed to Eagle Pass and Laredo, Gen. Bliss will designate their exact location. The present strength of each regiment is 832 men. At Laredo and Eagle Pass the two regiments will relieve six troops -cf cavalry, which will he distributed along other points on the western border in (Jen. Bliss' discretion. This will place under that general's command about 4.200 cav alry troops and 2,400 infantry. Though large hi the aggregate this force is regarded small in many quar ters here tv r a rigid and efficient pa trol of the 1,800 miles ol’ border. Sec - retary Garrison however feels that it will be sufficient. He insists that there Is no proof that this border pa trol lias broken down ut any point since its establishment three years age. (Jen. Bliss today telegraphed that he was sending photographs of the body of Vergara by mail and beyond that message there was no word from the border today. Carran2a Changes His Mind. El Paso, Tex., March 11.—Gen. Car-. ranze’s efforts to prevent unjust con fiscation of property in Mexican reb el territory, particularly that of for eigners, will take the form of a coin mission to review evidence, on which seizures already have been made and to investigate before future seizures are made. The commission, it is said, will sit first at Juarez. It is bedeved by those who have talked with Carranza that i* will assure the Justice of con fiscations based on enmity to the con stitutionalists’ cause, as in the Ter razas estates, and of such seizures as the gambling privileges at Juarez taken by Villa The income from gambling, which is considerable, is being used to help support the rebel army. The commission Is expected to avoid such mistakes as the tine made when the 3,000 acre ranch of Gen. W B. Syman, a IJritisli subject, was seized and later turned back to the owner upon investigation. It is now intend ed that the investigations shall be made first. ROCK ISLAND ROAD AliREES TO SETTLE ROAD AGREES TO PAY $30,000 PAS SENGER AND $100,000 FREIGHT OVERCHARGES. Little Rick, Ark., March 11.—Gov. Hays and other state officials today reached an agreement with offic.als of the Rock Island ra'iraod as to the refund arising from the recent late litigation. The company agrees to pay all passenger overcharges in as signable mileage provided this amount does not exceed $30,000. The railroad agrees to pay $100,000 in cash in full settlement of all freight overcharges. State officials estimate that after at torneys' fees are reducted this wouit. re'mburse shippers for between one third and one-half of their claims. This agreement will have to ue rat ified by Judge Trieber in the federal district court, but this is considered assured. Although the Rock Island rate case has never been settled In the courts the railroad voluntarily established the two-cent passenger rate and re duced freight rates after the United States supreme court upheld the va lidity of the Arkansas 2-cent rata In the Iron Mountain and Gotten Llelt cases. Officials of the Rock letand are preparing to appeal, to the United States supreme court to allow the railroad to maintain the 3-cent fare and advance freight rates In Arkan sas, on tile gr und that the present I rates are unprofitable CATHOLIC PROTEST. Chicago, March 11.—^Resolutions protesting ugainst tthe appointment of Tlruesto Nathan, former mayor of Rome, as the Italian envoy to the Panama-Pacific exposition, were adopted here today by the executive board of the American Federation of Catholic Societies. The resolution asked all Catholic societies to protest against him to the President of the Panama Pacific exposition. “BUM” ARMY f “GEN.” KELLY’S MEN DESERT WHEN SUPPLY OF FOOD IS FINALLY SHUT OFF. SCATTER OVER TRE COUNTRY And Farmers and Others Are Arming Themselves to Protect Homes— Sacramento County Officials Stand Firm—Violence Threatened. Sacramento, Cal.. March 11.—‘‘Gen.’’ Kelly’s army temporarily detained on its march to Washington, went to hed snpperless Knight in the shacks that form its camp in Yolo county. Sac ramento county not only officially shut off the food supply which had been contributed by the county, but issued an order forbidding any per son conveying supplies across the bridge beyond which the indsutrial workers are camped. This move was ordered by the city and county authorities in the belief that it would cause disintegration of the army. Hut some one disobeyed and twice a day food in large quan tities was sent to tiie camp. It was explained today when the source of the, army’s supply was discovered that the order for a single meal, given by a citizens’ committee, had been understood to mean "supply until fur ther notice" he result at shutting off food be came apparent immediately. Men be gan leaving the camp singly and in groups, Hy night the army which had numbered 1,500 Monday and dwindled to 1,000 yesterday, further bad been reduced to about tiOO men. leaders were finding it difficult to bold these in hand. The rrrral district? oi' Yo'o county are now overrun by hundreds of bun gry men, who appear at orchard Ironies and enforce, with threats, their demands for food. Perhaps half the male iwpulation of the county tonight was guarding homes and property. While the shutting off of food is in a measure solving the problem, the situation with regard to the several hundred irreconciliables bent on marching on the national capital re gardless of all obstacles is desperately involved. Sacramento will not Per mit them to pass through. A half dozen surrounding counties have serv ■ed official notice that »h«y will meet, with armed force any attempt to send them across their lines. Plans to ship the mu in small groups in various directions scatter ing them beyond hope of reorganiza tion fell flat today when the rail roads refused to carry them. There is a state law forbidding the trans portation of undesirables. Gov. Hiram Johnson, addressing the Ad Club here today praised the Sac ramento officials for their stern sup pression of "Gen." Kelly and his army. The governor declared the problem was not one of men involuntarily out of employment, but of men who pra f or red vagrancy and would r.o: worh. Threaten to Shoot, ' Martinez, Cal., March 11.—“We will shoot down in rows members of the idle army before we will allow them to land in this county again. I atn justified in giving such an order be cause the threats made by me ."them of the army’ in Saeranento maik them as a dangerous element. I have a right to protect this county and 1 shall do so, even if it necessitates bloodshed.” This was the statemeC made to night by Sheriff R. R. Voaie cf Com tra Costa county, -who today swore in 300 extra deputies anj provided t'i*?m with arms and ammunition. Au tomobiles have been chartered to niove the armed force quickly where ever invasion threatens. --- COLQUITT ORDERS INCREASE. Dallas, Tex., March 11.—Gov. O. B. Colquitt, here today announced his intention of ordering a substantial In crease in the force of lexas rangers patrolling the Mexican border “to protect citizens and property from raids from across the border" ---O-y DOCTOR ARRESTED. New York, March, 11.—l>r. Herr* man Sledler, a prominent physician, who confessed he had acquired the opium habit while trying to cure pa* tients addicted to the drug, was found guilty today of manufacturing opium without license, bu was released on $3,600 bail pending an appeal.