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'■j.V *•' 1 Iteop'e do more shopping on FORECAST fiat irday than any two days in the 1 Week. To reach the Saturday shopper THK SBNTINMlr-REOORD is the only Washington, May 18.—Forecast for Saturday paper published in Hot Arkansas: Partly cloudy Tuesday 0 , and Wednesday: not much change In Bluings. 7 9 temperature. , VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY MAY 19, 1914. NUMBER 168. - JACK ROSC ORDERED BY BECKER AFTER CONVICTION AND WHILE ON WAY TO THE DEATH HOUSE. SENSATIONAL STORY IS TOLD Press Agent and Confidential Man of X the Police Lieutenant Goes on the » Stand and Testifies to Relation Between Becker and "Bald Jack." f New York, May IS.—(District Attor nt > \\ liftman today complet«sd his cast' against diaries Mocker by plac ing on the witness stand two men , whom he considered his star wit nesses—Charles II. Rlitt, Jr., tlie for mer policeman's friend, companion and press agent, and James Marshall, a negro youth, wllio said he saw Becker i <1 Jack Rose talking at the "Harlem conference,” which was de al dared by the court of appeals to have been tlie "heart of the conspir acy to murder Herman Rosenthal.” The gambler's widow and several H other persons also testified before the prosecutor declared his case ended. Hitt swore that Becker had asked him while on board a train on the way from New York to tllie death house at Sing Sing prison, following his conviction, to kill Jack Rose. Hitt also said Becker had made I him carry messages to Jack Rose, both before Rosenthal's murder, and after Rose was locked up in the Tombs, charged with having taken luirt in the crime. Marshall went fully it.no the details of his alleged operations as a “stool .jpigeoti'' for Becker. He was placed H mi the stand as the “disinterested witness'' to tlie “Harlem conference," which title court of appeals said was essential to convict Becker legally a:? the instigator of the plot that re sulted in the killing of the gambler. fBedker warned Hitt before the murder to keep away from Times Square the night it occurred, and also to establish an alitd for both F’litt and himself, according to Hitt. Until two months ago Hitt had been considered by Becker’s counsel t.> tie one of Flecker's best friends, and, in fact, lie made several affidavits cal culated to help the former police man's case. His testimony today was a comp'ete surprise to the defense. qHie defense will open its case to morrow morning. Becker will not be tile first witness. His attorneys re fused tonight to say whether lie will lie called later, although they assert Becker lias demanded an opportunity to speak for himself. 'Airs. Becker will go on the stand and try to save her husband from the electric chair. Site is expected to contradict much of the testimony given by witnesses for the state who swore that Rose and her husband were very friendly. It is understood that sin' will also attack Plitt. If Becker testifies, it is understood, lie will admit that he met Rose on many occasions, lint will assert ilmi the relations b. tween them were simply those that exist between ev rv \ policeman and his "stool pigeon, which Rose admitted he was. There are about tlhirty witnesses under sub poena to testify in Becker's behalf. The case may lie in the hands of the ►jury liy Saturday nigh.. After a three hours’ conference with Becker tonight Martin T. Man ton, counsel for Becker, said that a defense will lie offered which will prove that Becker is the victim ot a gambler's plot. SCHOOL OFFICIALS REMOVED. Scandal is Uncovered in Conducting the Carlisle Indian School, Washington, May 18.—Resignations of Moses Friedman, superintendent, and S. .1. Nori, chief clerk of the Carlisle Indian school, were accepted today by Cato Solis, Commissioner of Indian affairs. Two persons holding minor positions at the school were transferred and another was re moved. Charges were filed several months ago against Friedman. Nori and oth ers, and a congressional investigation resulted in Friedman's suspension. In accepting the resignations Com missioner Sells Stated that action did lloI indicate the attitude of the bu reau on any phase of the accusations. The cliarges investigated h> the con gressional committee Included laxity of discipline, unjust expulsion of stu SENOR DON JUAN RIANO Senor Kiano, the Spanish ambassa dor at Washington, is acting for Gen eral Huerta there. dents and misrepresentations of the school to the public by officials of the institution. Findings in the case, Mr. Hells suid, had been referred to the department of justice for such action as it sees tit to take. 'Commissioner Sells announced to day that a special officer of the ba teau who had been tit Carlisle re cently apprehended five men selling liquor lo Indian students. STOCK BROKERS FAIL. New York. May IK. —Announcement was made today of the assignment of the stock brokerage firm of Stoppani & Hotehkin. a prominent commission house operating on the Consolidated ( xcliange. An involuntary petition in bankruptcy against Messrs. Stoppani and Hotehkin as individuals and also as a firm was filed. -o-* WANT TROOPS KFPT IN STRIKE DISTRICT AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR AT WASHINGTON MAKES RE QUEST OF MR. BRYAN. Washington. May Is 'Vustrian Am bassador Dumha today laid before tile secretary of state and tile secre tary of war an urgent request that federal troops lie retained on duty in tiie Colorado strike district. The re quests were made at the instigation oi the Austrian government on infor mation received through their agents in Colorado. The ambassador declared if the federal troops were withdrawn lie I 'It sure trouble would break out again as soon as (the army was out of the state. Hi stated that Austrian citizens who make up a large part of the population 111 l.udlow and other strike centers, had been found dead and tllcir bodies plundered. Answers Given That Troops Are Not To Be Immediately Withdrawn. Denver. Col.. May is, Vsstirances h> the <rotary of war that there is no intention of immediately removing i federal troops from the Colorado striki districts today caused satisfac tion among Ankers, mine owners and ylnt*. officials. Governor Ammons has made it known that even if the federal troops are withdrawn the will not send the militia back to the coal fields until its pYesenee there is imperative. The legislative committee appoint ed to advise witli Governor Ammons in handling the strike will meet May 22. First Shooting Since Federal Troops’ Occupation. Trinidad. Col., May 18.—The first shooting since the military occupa tion of the strike district occurred today near Segundo, when Juan Cruse was wounded in the arm. Cruse complained at military head quarters that someone had tried io assassinate (him because he belonged to the union. A plan to reorganize the local branches of the United Mine Work ers of America to prevent disorders was talked over tonight between army officers and strike leaders. A scheme suggested was to divide the strikers into bodies of about forty men each linder racial leaders. Each leader would be held accountable for the conduct of the men in his de tachment. Reports reached military headquarters today that large num bers of rifles had been concealed by strikers and could easily tie brought out. Military authorities made it plain that no search for concealed arms would he made without further orders front the war department A LAST WORD TO MEDIATORS PRESIDENT WILSON AND SECRE TARY BRYAN HOLD CONFER ENCE WITH MEDIATORS. HUERTA MUST HE ELIMINATED Some Fear is Felt That There Will Be an Incident to Break Up the Spirit of Mediation, Coming From Military Situation in Mexico. Washington, May Is. President Wilson tod,a> told the American com missioners, who leave tomorrow for Hie mediataion conference at Niagara Falls, Ontario, that the United States government regards tile settlement oil the Mexican problem in a definite form as a prerequisite to the with drawal of the American forces from Vera Cruz. The president gave the American commissioners- Justice Lamar of the supreme court of the United Status and Frederick W. Lehmann, former solicitor general, and Diplomatic Sec retary II. Percival Dodge no specific instructions. He told them to place themselves In a receptive mood and await pro posals from the three Soutlh Ameri can mediators. But at the same time he outlined to his representatives that peace in Mexico seemed to him to he conditioned on the elimination of the Huerta administration and the establishment in its place of a strong provisional government which would , conduct an election giving fair treat ment to all factions, aim parties, and guaranteeing, moreover, a solution of the international difficulties which wlTtrti have bred revolution in tide southern republic during the last three years. The president wishes the Mexican ipiestion settled on comprehensive lines that will take into account the economic principles for which Zapata in the south, as well as Carranza in the north, have be< n fighting, and at the same time will conserve the rightful interests of the people in the territory now controlled by the Huerta government. Curing the day a dispatch came to one of tlie foreign diplomats liera from a diplomataic source in Mexico City stating that (ieneral Huerta was ready to resign and would permit his representatives at the mediation con ference to eliminate him if it should become absolutely necessary. Intimations that have come from the three Huerta delegates since their visit to this country showed that they had realized Huerta's elimi nation was regarded as essential to a settlement, and knew from the out let that unless they came prepared to leal with this phase of the problem their efforts would be fruitless. The Huerta delegates, too, It Is earned from persons who have alked with them, undorstanil thor mghly that the scope of cmdiuUon tow comprises tlie entire Mexican problem. They are said to lie ready to recom mend Huerta’s retirement, but only in condition that a definite under standing is reached on the kind of 'overnnient that is to follow. President Wilson in his final talk with the American commissioners, a* which Secretary Bryan also was present, spoke hopefully of tlhe me iiiition. He is earnestly desirous that it shall succeed, and indicated :hat every power and legitimate in luence at the disposal of the Ameri can government would be exerted to make it succeed. Though i he constitutionalists have not yet agreed to take part in the mediation, one high administration official held out hopes today of their ultimata participation, saying a mis mderstanding which might he reme jied in a slhort time was largely re sponsible for tlieir failure to be rep* -esented at Niagara Falls. Tlie president laid before the com missioners the entire Mexican prob lem as lie saw it, emphasizing that 1 the duty of the Fnited States was to <eek unselfishly to assist Mexico to 1 iet up a constitutional government, which could be accorded recognition 1 by the world because of its capacity not alone to maintain peace within 1 its confines but to observe interna tional obligations. The Huerta delegates have con ceded privately to their friends that the International pihase of the Mexi can question is closely interwoven in Hie internal affairs of their country. The mediators have taken a similar PHILIP C. HANNA Philip C. Hanna, American eonsu general at Monterey, Is one of tliii country’s agents who suffered at tin hands of the federals. He was put ii Jail and left there until released bj the constitutionalists. position in their communications *i General Carranza, saying that tin international and internal question: were inseparable. In fact, they have worked out in ;i general way u plan which they wil submit to all factions. One leatiirt of it became known definitely today It seeks to eradicate the perplexing Ograrian question by proscribing i division of lands in a way that wil: tie satisfactory to the masses, but it* details have not been revealed. Kco nonlie questions, however, will not be submitted until a satisfactory agree ment is reached on tide politics phases. in hi.: talk wit!) the commissioner* the president, too, touched briefly 01 the land question, speaking of it a* a pen nnial cause of discontent and dissatisfaction which had made ii comparatively easy to raise a revo lutiou in Mexico. All the suggestions and plans art to come from the mediators to the two parties represented at the nogo tiations, and there is high authority for the prediction that when plans reach a tanglible form they will he submitted to Carranza ns well as those who are believed to have influ ence with Zapata. The president gave his reprosonta H\es autograph letters to present to (lie mediators. These letters refer to the unofficial character of the rep rrsenlative- and indicate clearly tlhat the final decision on all question? propounded so far as the United States is concerned will he made by the government at Washington. The military situation in Mexico however, is giving the Washingion government some concern, in the meanwhile, and while confidence that mediation will be successful runs high, there are those in flic cabinet and administration generally wlio an apprehensive lest a sudden and unexpected turn of events may affect tihe entire status of the nego tiations. Some sporadic outbreak anion;: iTaorta's troops. Irrcc.ponctble hostili ties against the \merioan forces m complications at Tampico, where tin constitutionalists are in control, it i realized may at any moment altei I lie whole situatio'<. That the Mexican federal gunboat? may seek to interfere with com mem it Tamipico is not credited here a? ikely. but the American government in not recognizing the Huerta govern ment would not recognize its right tr blockade. Other foreign government? which have recognized Huerta, how ■ver. might he in an embarrassing -dtuation. Tillo preservation of the status quo it least so far as the international tituation is concerned, while the me Motor at Niagara Falls undertake their delicate task is at present tin Train concern of the state depart inent. For this reason it has acted prompt y on suggestions from foreign iources that Kuropean interests wen •tulatigered in the territory newlj alien under control of the ronstitu ionalists near Tampic-. Forced loans on the principal mer •hants and wel'to-do folks in the Mexican towns and cities which have uiffered from the military invasion >y one side or the other during the iresent rebellion have been quite com non and excited little comment. For he most part these exactions have *ei n laid upon native Mexicans and CON1INUED ON PAGE TWO. NAVY SUPPLY IIP FUEL OIL PIPE LINE IS PROPOSED FROM THE FIELDS OF OKLAHOMA TO THE GULF COAST PORTS. IS AN “INDEPENDENT” MOVE Proposal is Placed Before Secretary Lane of the Interior Department to Show How the Cost Could Be Great ly Reduced to the Navy. Washington, May IS. .Beginning next Thursday at Independence, Kan., hearings will be held at various places in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texa* and Louisiana on the feasibility of the Culled Slates government con structing and operating an oil pipe 1 line approximately 000 miles long, 1 from the mid-continent oil fields of ' Oklahoma to a convenient port on 1 the Gulf of Mexico, to supply (lie navy witill Us fuel oil. in accordance with a senate resolu tion, Goniii fssi^per of Indian Affairs < 'ato Sells and Lieut. .1. O. Richard son of the navy left Washington to night to conduct those Hearings and report on the plan. The Itinerary after leaving Inde pendence will be: Bartlesville, May 22: Tulsa, May 2'!; Oklahoma City, May 27, Dallas, May 28; Galveston, June 1; Texas City, June 2; Houston, June 3; Beau mont, June (, where delegations from Port Arthur and Orange will tie me.: automobile trip from Beaumont to Port Arthur June f> morning; Orange, June 5, evening; Baton Rouge, June 8. Construction and maintenance of such a government oil pipe line was urged today upon Secretary Lane of Die interior department by ,i delega tion of independent oil producers of Oklahoma. It was explained to the secretary that tllic oil business in Ok lahoma for some time hud been going from bad to worse. Ttie producers said a reduction in the price of oil at the wells first was made from $i.0'5 to 75 cents a barrel, 1 and only recently the price was again cut from 75 to 50 cents. The trans portation of the oil through pipe lines was said to be under the con trol of the refiners, leaving the pro ducers helpless. Tlie Oklahomans urged that tlie government could build a pipe line lor about $S,O0« a mile, which not only would enable independent pro ducers to get their oil to market but would pay a good return on the money invested. Al the request or the oil producers who conferred with him during the day. Hecretarv lame tonight ordered two experts from the bureau ol mines to Oklahoma to determine the quality and value of the product of wells there. The producers who were ac companied by Representative Ferris and Attorney General West of Okla homa, claimed that they were com lel'ed to sell their oil to Standout Oil pipe lines Tar below its value and that the pipe lines would handle only a limited part of the output even at that low' price allowed. i he oil men will see President WP son Wednesday. They want him to recommend that Congress include i:i the pending anti trust legislation a prohibition against the production and carrying of oi! by the same company. | -o BARGE SERVICE IN CANAL. ■ i Panama, May IS. A tug with five i loaded barges in tow started from i Balboa late today and was passed i through the Miraflores and Pedro I ,Miguel locks. Thence the tug and her tow proceeded through Oulebra I .cut without disturbing the work at I ,Cncaracha and were tied up at Gam- I .boa, the half-way point in tlie canal, for tllie night. The trip through i Bake Gatun and the Gatun locks will 1 be made tomorrow. < Five empty barges will start from i Colon in the morning on the trip to i Balboa. This is the beginning of a i regular barge service through the canal. PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY. Philadelphia, May 18.—Interest In the statewide primary • which will be held tomorrow centers on the contest for the democratic gubernatorial nom- \ illation between Michael .1, Ryan, city solicitor for Philadelphia, and Yanca (', McCormick, former mayor of Har risburg. The latter has the support of the national administration. dose political observers anticipate , GASTON SCHMUTZ Oast on Schniut/., American consul at Agunscallentes, was dragged from a train with a score of Amorican refu goes by federal soldiers and thrown into prison Mie nomination of Cnited States Sen itor Penrose on the republican ticket uni lb presentative Palmer on the lemocratie ticket for senator. Gifford Pincliot is unopposed for lie progressive nomination. Martin ■ rumhaugh. superintendent of schools lero. has the organization support, for lie the republican nomination for Governor. The Ryan followers are uipporting a complete ticket Tor all date efll.es in opposition to that of lie state organization. MACGREGOR FIRED. Accused of Ordering Gen. Maas to Take Measures Against Americans. Mexico City, May Is, The resig nation of Genaro Fernanez Mac Gregor, chief Clerk of t ho foreign of fice, was demanded today by the act ing foreign minister, lOstev Ruiz, on the ground that Macgregor lias or lered General Maas at Saltillo to take measures against American Con sul Silliman. K1 Pais, the organ of the Catholic party, was suppressed today Py one police. General Hlnn.piet announces that fighting is in progress north of Tepic and that federals have gained the advantage. TRUST LEGISLATION DOMES DP TODAY EFFORTS TO HAVE LABOR UN IONS EXEMPT IN COMMITTEE’S REPORT IS NOT GRANTED. Washington, May IS -'Hunt legis lation will ho taken into the house tomorrow for consideration under a special ride on which the rules com mittee will report early in the day. Final conferences on plans were held today and there was no change in the proposal to limit debate to 10 hours hi the three lulls on the program— he trade commission hill, the omni bus bill and ttie measure to regulate the issuance of railroad securities. During the day a judiciary siib-eom nittie conferred with Frank Moni -on, secretary of the American Fed ration of Labor; J. II. Ralston, conn ed for the federation, and Represent ttive Lewis. clv-tirmap or l In- house abor ■l.inmiitee, in regard to the iection of the anti-trust bill propos ng exemption of labor and agricultn al associations front certain of its irovisions. The lalior representatives nsisted that labor unions should tie ipccially exempted from prosecution inder the Sherman law, but ns the iiilwommlttee decided to make no liange in the measure as it. stands hey said they would take their fight o tlie house. Further consideration of anti-trust cgislation in t he senate probably will )e delayed until the house lias passed tie bill to create a trade commission, lie senate interstate commerce com Mission in charge of this legislation las competed its hearings on the imafbus bill framed by its sub-com nittee, but efforts to get a puorum o consider it have failed and it was tenerally understood today that many numbers prefer to wait until the touse trade commission bill comes iver to the senate before taking up he subject aaiain. How far the senate will go toward Missing a rural credits bill at the tresent session will be determined iV'edtiesday at a meeting of the bank ing and currency committee. The fact hat President Wilson has approved lie course of house leaders in omit ling a rural credits bill from its leg* slative program was taken today as in Indication that the committee would not report such a bill. WAS HALTED 1 _—.— .. BUT FOR INTERVENTION OF FUN. STON MIGHT HAVE DEALT DEATH TO DR. URRUTIA. HE WAS ARRESTED TWICE _ Former Minister of the Interior Un der Huerta, Escaping From Wrattv of the President, Encounters Trou ble From Editor. Vera Cruz, May IS.—(Hooted by mol) of Mexicans, and called an as was si ii by one who alleged that his brother had been killed by order of l lie ex-minister of tlie interior, Dr. Vureliano 1 rrutia, who held that olfice, and was once Huerta's most trusted counsellor, was arrested for the second time late today since his arrival here a few hours earlier among refugees from the capital. Hr. I rrutia had fled from Mexico Cit\ to (.scape the wratlh of tlie presi dent, had the appearance of an ordi nary laboring man when he disclosed his identity on board the American I rain tills Hide of the gap. He was detained by the American officers and taken before Brigadier General Cimston, who, however, ordered him set at liberty. lie was again taken into custody because of the demonstration made against him, hut was released for the second time, and sent to his room, where the is guarded by a marine, whose presence was requested by the fugitive in tlie belief that his life was in danger from his own people. Antonio (tivero rie la Torre, editor of El Dictamen, was the leader of the demonstration attainst the forrmr minister. He appeared in the street beneath the window cf the room or copied by Hr. Crrutia at the Dillgen* clas hotel, and began an Impassioned speech. He shouted “Assassin! Coward!" and. dharged that Urrutia was responsible for the* execution of his brother, one of the deputies o[ tim congress which Huerta dissolved. He cried out that Urrutia feared to walk the streets like an honest man and challenged him to appear before the small crowd of his countrymen wito had gathered. He La Torre was arrested and taken to .police headquarters and a few minutes later Crrutia was also taken to police healquarters, but as there was no evidence warranting his detention, lie was led back through a | great crowd to the hotel. A guard was then placed outside his door. De La Torre remained incommunicado. The ex-minister of the interior was one of the coolest men In the crowd. As he was being taken to his room a correspondent said to him: ' “He I.a Torre accuses you of killing his brother." “As to tlhat,” replied Dr. Urrutia. tmling. -| do not think that he will he able to prove It.” OPPOSE TEACHERS’ UNION. Fight Is On Between Teachers and School Board at Cleveland. Cleveland. Oh!°. Muv 18—The hoard of education today took drastic meas ures to crush the efforts of the wom en teachers in the graded schools of the city to form a labor union. The hoard, bv a vote of 4 to 3. passed a resolution declaring that membership) in a labor union shall he regarded as a breach of the contract of emp'oy inent with the board of education and the equivalent of a resignation as an employe of the boat*’ Those who ask for appoiqf.ment as teachers for the 1914-15 work year, according to the resolution, must abide by tliis^ contract The fight between the board and the teachers is a result of the efforts of the teachers to secure increased salaries. The board refused to raise the pay and recently S00 teachers voted to form a union and become af filiated witli the Federation of Igibor. The teachers are now arraging the details to form their union. SAILOR DIES. New Or'eans, La., May 18.—Hunter Dobson, 18 years old. sailor of the battleship Louisiana, who escaped the snippers’ bullets at Y’era Cruz but died from appendicitis while en route to New York on the hospital ship Solace, was buried here today with military honors. A special detail from the Lnited States monitor Am i phi trite fired a volley over the grave. I \ large crowd attended the services.