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Hdost peop'e do more shopping on FORECAST Bat11day than any two days in thu ■week. To reach the Saturday shopper ( THi: SBNTINEUj-RECORD ia the only Washington. May 19.—Forecast for ^ f Arkansas: Partly cloudy Wednes Saturday paper published in Hot day probably 8hovver8 south and we8t THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. j e°rti°"8: Thur8da> 8hower8 VOLUME XXXII. hot springs. Arkansas, Wednesday may 20. 1914. number 169. • mm is STATE DEPARTMENT IS UNABLE TO GET INFORMATION OF THE WHEREABOUTS OF SMITHS. A CONSUL IS ALSO MISSINfi Brazilian Minister in Mexico City Maxes Endeavor to Get the Infor mation But Has So Far Failed to Secure Any Satisfaction. Washington, May 19,—With media tion proceedings removed to Niagara Falls, Ontario, activity here in the Mexican situation was notably re laxed today. It was the evident pur pose of the Washington government to give the conference the amplest opportunity to work out its plans with the least possible influence from the outside. American commissioners left early in the day for the scene of the con lf rence and later were followed by Minister Suarez of Chile, the last of tlie mediators to leave Washington. All will lie on ilia nil for the opening til the conference tomorrow. A special telegraph wire from the headquarters of the American repre sentatives at Niagara Falls to the white house was installed today to keep the president in close touch with the proceedings. Important tilings will be submitted to the presi dent before (he American represen tatives take any a^tior Anxiety over persistent lack of in foimation as to American Consul .John it. Sillinian, at Saltillo, and ten i members of the Smith family re ported held at Tonola. ClliUpas, con i' tThiies at the state department, nnd diplomatic efforts to obtain definite reports were pressed. The state department, in response to an urgent message, received a re port front the Brazilian minister tn Mexico City stating tiiat representa tions had been made to the Mexican foteign office several times concern ing the Smiths, and that the Brazilian minister had urged the British con sul at 'Chiapas to use his good offices to secure the release of the Ameri cans. Broken railroad communication be tween Mexico City and Saltillo was accepted as the reason for tllie failure to bear from SilUman, although the arrival of a train in Mexico City from San I .uls t’otosi without him caused disappointment. The Brazilian minister, Secretary Bryan said, reported conditions quiet ■ iu Mexico City, and stated that ar rangements had been made to send a special train with 2tm refugees from the capital tomorrow. Navy department dispatches made it clear that Mexican federal* fleein from defeat at Tampico had left the ! (il fields about that city. Admiral Bad ter reported that between 2,Olio and 1,000 troops under General Zara goza had stopped at Panuco City, another oil center, but later evalu ated that town. The oil wells there were left unharmed. Oil operatives aie returning to resume operations mi the Tampico fields, w*here all is re ported quiet. The constitutionalist authorities have ordered operations resumed in the cotton mills at Torreon and in tend to use the cotton confiscated fiom the Spanish growers in that sec tion, according to word received by representatives of the former own ers here. This introduces an addi tional complication for the owners, who lhave been endeavoring to re- | cover their confiscated property, as R: anc.e manufactured into thread, the confiscated cotton no longer could be Identified on the international markets. State and war department officials awaited further information as to the fate of Private Samuel Parks. No information as to Parks was lorth comlng from any source, although the horses that disappeared through the Mexican lines near Vera Cruz with the American soldier were mysteri ously returned to llhe American lines. Secretary Bryan today made the status of Dr. Kdward W. Ryan at Scranton, Pa„ at the time lie was thrown into jail by the federal au thorities at Fresnlllo, on the charge of being a spy. Dr, Ryan was authorized by Charge Nelson O'Shaughnessy to go to Tor reou and' render medical assistance to refugees. Me was not commis sioned to collect information for the state department, and was not con nected with the Red Cross. I>r. Uyan and Mr. O'Ahaughneyy called at the white ihnti.se today and talked with Secretary Tumulty but did not see the president. PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARIES. Boies Penrose Won the Republican Nomination For Senator. Philadelphia. May 19.—Pennsylva nia today for the first time held pri ninrie sto choose candidate for United States senator, governor, jus tices of the supreme and superior courts, as well as for otlher state officers, congress and the legislature. Boise Penrose won the republican nomination for senator an diMartin G. Brumbaugh *vvas virtually unopposed as tile republican nominee tor gov ernor. On tlie democratic ticket Congress man A. Mitchell Palmer was selected as the party candidate for senator, defeating Henry Hndd of Philadel phia. Gifford Pinchot was unopposed for the Washington progressive party nomination for senator. There was a warm contest for the democratic nomination for governor betwee^ Vance C. McCormick of Harrisburg and Michael .T. Ryan of Philadelphia. Early returns did not indicate which was tthe victor. William Draper I.evvis, dean of the University Pennsylvania, had no opposition for the Washington party nomination for governor. URRUTIA A PROBLEM. Vera Urn/., May 19.—Dr. Aureliano Urrutia, former minister of the in terior, who arrived here yesterday, is proving a problem for the American authorities, die remained at iiis hotel tonight with guards in front tl‘ 11 is door and on tile streets to protect him against any possible attempt on his life. Brigadier General Funston is unde cided as to vvliat disposition to make of Urrutia pending tllie sailing of the Ypiranga, on which lie donbtless will lie a passenger. It is learned there was a well-defined plan on the part of a group of Mexicans to attack him last night, but the leaders in the con spiracy were discouraged by an American acquaintance. The steamer City of Tampico, witj^ l.'ia refugees from the south coast, arrived'in the harbor at nightfall. The refugees will be transferred to tlie Monterey, vvhklli will carry them to New Orleans. Among tlie refu gees are 10 Americans, 51 Cubans, 14 Porto Ricans, ill Sapniards, 19 French and various other nationalties. _n_—_ HOUSE PUSHING TRUST LEGISLATION NIGHT SESSIONS WILL BE THE ORDER UNTIL THE BILLS ARE PASSED. Washington, May lit.—The house late today settled down to dispose el' tile administration trust legislation piogiam within the next three weeks. A special rule was adopted providing lor immediate consideration of ttie bill to create a trade commission, the omnibus anti-trust measure and the bill for federal control of railroad se curity issues and limiting general de bate on all three to thirty hours. Niilht sessions will be the order until the bills have been passed, the first being held tonight. Debate on tlte trade commission bill was opened by its sponsor. Representa tive Covington of Maryland, who pre dicted a vote before Thursday night. The biggest fight will lie made on the anti trust bill, which will be taken up next. While the rule was under debate today Representative Campbell of Kansas, a republican, charged that the democrats were doing title legis lative business of the government by special rule under executive order. “The president knows, and you know," be added, "that neither of these hills will become a law during this session, but the president is showing the country how easy it is to run this branch of congress." Representative Murdock of Kansas, progressive leader, criticised the democrats for not bringing the trust legislation before congress early in the session instead of at Hie end. He said the rule gave members no oppor tunity to vote on title amendments. Chairman Henry of the rules com mittee defended the rule and inci dentally announced that an amend ment to the anti trust bill would he proposed which lie would support, to exempt labor unions from prosecution under anti trust laws. He explained that tiie rule gave 32 hours for gen eral debate with no limit on discus sion under the "five-minute rule." General debate w ill be divided, six hours for the trade commission bill, sixteen hours for the anti-trust bilf and ten hours for the security super . vision measure. DECLINES TO EXPRESS HIMSELF REGARDING THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN 1916. TELLS l)L RIVER DISCOVERY Will Make One Speech Before He Leaves for Spain to Attend the Mar riage of His Son and Wilf Answer Any Questions Asked. New York, May 19.—Theodore Roosevelt today returned home from his visit of many months to South America. Accompanied by the two naturalists of his party. George K. Cherry and Leo K. Miller, he arrived from Para at Quarantine shortly be fore 1 o'clock on hoard the Booth liner Aidan. With a lew crisp sentences Colonel Roosevelt reaffirmed the verity of the "River of Don-lit"; curtly denied hav ing expressed himself as to presiden tial probabilities for 191U, declared he would not run for governor of New York, made a few deprecatory re marks about his critics and with har bor craft tooting and flags flutter ing was taken on hoard a tug which proceeded to Oyster Bay. Friends who had been alarmed by reports of Colonel Roosevelt's severe i Iness were greatly surprised when they saw him. He was noticeably thinner and he used a cane, hut his face wore a healthy tan and he ap parently had not lost an ounce of his vigor and eti< rgy. Alter stopping ten days in this country, Mr. Roosevelt will go to Spain to attend the wed ding of his son, Kermit. As tile tugs which carried several members of the Roosevelt party, in cluding Mrs. Roosevelt, K. Km in Roosevelt, Archie and Theodore, dr., approached the Aidan, the familiar figure of tile Colonel could be seen leaning far over the rail. As lie waved a greeting his lips flexed into the fatni iar smile. Not a few eyes were wet as the collector of the port. Dudley Field Malone, and a host of newspaper men scrambled up the companionway. The Colonel stood at thi> top and shook each man hv the hand. Anthony Fiala, who went part of the way with Mr. Roosevelt in his i xplorations, was the first man to greet the Co'onel after Mr. Malone. Mr. Roosevelt anticipated most of the things people were anxious to know as he submitted to a fusillade of questions. "Not a word about the political sit nation," said Mr. Roosevelt. "1 don't know anything about it, for I haven't seen a newspaper. Any papers which have given my views on the Mexican situation have misquoted me.” "That applies to what Has been said about my presidential intentions," be added. Tlie Colonel was informed by news paper men that he was reported to have said that he won d not run as a candidate on the republican ticket and that if lie became a candidate it would be on the progressive ticket. "Not a word of truth in this," said the colonel. "I have not made a sin gle declaration about the political sit uation in 1916. "I haven’t been asked if I would run for governor of New York,” he replied in answer to another ques tion. "If asked, I would say that I wou'd not. "As to the river, it is extraordinary not to have put on iV*- map a river as long as the Rhine, but there is no more doubt of its existence than there is of the Rhine. Mr. Roosevelt was asked how he felt. "I don't look like a sick man, do 1?" was his rejoinder. "1 have been very ill with jungle fever; it is all right now. I feel fine.” It was '.earned, however, from Mr. Cherry, that the Colonel still suf fered from sight symptoms of fever, He hart had a chill earlier in the day. Mr. Roosevelt confessed that he had lost f>5 pounds, part of which he hart regained. He bad been troubled a sc by the bites of poisonous insects. Mr. Malone asked him if lie were bothered by the criticism made by the English explorer, He.iry Savage !.:m dor. Mr. Roosevelt laughed depre catlnrty. Neither that nor other sim ilar criticism worried him a great deal, he said. The colonel toil friends and news palter men that he would make onlj one address before sailing for Spain. "I will give this," said Mr. Roose velt, before the National Geographic Society. ‘ At ttiat time 1 will an swer any questions that any reputabw person wishes to ask me about m> trip. More than tills I do not care to say now." In the baggage brought b} the Col onel were a number of alligator skins and other trophies which no one but the customs house officers saw. The only exception which'the colonel took to the procedure of these officers was their bundling of a man.isorips which la.\ on one of the trunl ■■ I ’lease don't touch that," warned the Colone . "I shouldn't want to lie separated from ti... He would not say what it con talned. As Mr. Roosevelt talked with the collector of the port and the news paper men his illness did not show either in his face or manner, ins dominant feeling seemed to be one of tremendous gladness at getting home and it was plain that for a vvhi e at h ast, rivers, political situa tions and all else lay in the shadow for him. Mr. Cherry and Mr. Miller rciterat ml tlie Colonel’s statement that there was not a particle of doubt about the existence of the disputed river. They said they had conic across it .'inn miles in the interior and no one had ever heard of it. Curious looking red mounds on Mr. Cherry's hands were evidence that the poisonous insects had not conmined their bites to Mr. Roosevelt. Half an hour after the Aidan had entered quarantine Colonel Roosevelt stepped down the companionway into the tug which took him to Oyster Bay. ROOSEVELT AT OYSTER BAY. Only Old Friends and Relatives and a Small Group at the Pier. Oyster Bay, N. Y„ May 19. Theo dore Roosevelt set foot on Iiis native soil at v 10 o'clock tonight for the first time in seven months. Hi.i home-coming was a quiet affair, in sharp contrast with the noisy wel come lie received wuen all New York turned out to greet him on his return from Africa four years ago. A group of thirty persons, old friends and relatives, stood quietly on the beach at the cove on Oyster Bay just down tille hill from Colonel Roosevelt's home as the forme# presi dent, leaning heavily on a cane and assisted by two men, toiled up the gangway from the landing place. It was a shock to his old friends, to whoop, his unusual physical vigor had been always a source of wonder, to note the change But though Colonel Roosevelt had paid this penalty for his researches in tlhe jungle, ha gave no sign of change in manner. His voice had the same ring, his gestures were as vigorous and his teeth came together with the same shartp click as he stood there on tlie beach to greet his old friends. It. was a picturesque scene. Since long before sundown the littlA group had been waiting on the beach. As nigtht fell two lanterns were, brought. Here and there a thin finger of light' front the waiting auto mobiles parked on the short shot across the dark waters of the bay. Across the water the lights of the village glowed. Few words wore spoken as the little company waiteu' for tlhe first glimpse of the lights ot the tug bearing tlie former president from New York harbor. Shortly after 8 o’clock the tug was sighted. She steamed in slowly and after what seemed to those on shore like an interminable delay, a rowboat put off and crept up to the wliaarf. Not a word was spoken until a fa miliar voice was heard across the water. "Why, hello!” cried Colonel Roose velt. "Hello there." A little cheer went up as those on sill ore caught sight of a bronzed face, lighted by the rays of the boat’s lan tern. Mrs. Richard Derby, Colonel Roosevelt's youngest daughter, ra„ down the gangway and put her arms about her father as lie was helped slowly from the boat to the wharf. He made his way up the Incline to land, and stopped to greet his friends. ‘‘By George, It's good to see you all," he said, with tflie broadest kind of a smile. "How do you feel?" was the first question put to him. "Fine, fine; just fine,” he ex claimed. The next question lie cut off short. “No politics, no politics,” he said. "Not a word of politics. I'm going to stay here quietly in Oyster Bay for ten days, until I leave for Burope for my son's wedding. I shall go no where except to Washington to speak beforo the National Geographiic society." “Washington is a had olaoe for you now." broke in someone. “I wish you were there now, Theo dore," came from a gray-Hiaired woman. 'Hie colonel laughed at this re mnrk. "If I were,” he began, "I would would-” 1 CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. ARE HEADY FIRST CONFERENCE OF BOARD WILL BE HELD AT 3 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. FIX RULES OF PROCEDURE Many Other Latin American Diplo mats or Their Representatives Will Be on the Scene to Watch the Pro ceedings. Niagara Falls. Ontario, May 1!'.— On the eve of the opening here to morrow of the mediation conference for the settlement of difficulties be tween the United States and the Huerta government in Mexico, vir tually every tilling was in readiness for proceedings to begin. Three o'clock tomorrow afternoon Is the hour set for the formal opening of the first session. With the arrival here late tonight from Washington of the third media tor, Eduardo Suarez, the Chilean minister, and the two American dele gates, Justice Joseph it. Lamar and Frederick W. Lehmann, the personnel of tlie conference awaited for its com pletion tille three Mexican delegates. They are due to arrive from New York tomorrow mornin;; Ambassador l>u Game of Brazil and Minister Naon of Argentina, who have been here since yesterday, to day devoted themselves to the formu lation of tentative rules of procedure. Their announcements were held in abeyance pending their approval by the Chilean mediator, but It was un derstood that among other things the rules called lor informal discussions as precedent to all formal negotia tions. The latter, it was said, for purposes of record, would take the form of protocols or written agree ments as to what had taken place, signed by all parties to tflie negotia tions and drawn up as occasion de manded. While the mediators con tinued to maintain strict reticence as lo the nature of the mediation pro posals they will submit, it genarafiy was accepted here tonight as ex tremely probable that the elimination of Huerta would lie their first sug gestion. It was more than ever be lieved that with the attitude of Presi dent Wilson on the subject so well known the mediators would tie less hopeful of success if the Mexican rep resentatives prove unwilling to grant, tills important concession Ttlie broad scope of the proceedings and the importance attached to them by otiier South and Central Ameri can countries, was evidenced by the arrival here today of Dr. Gonzale S. Cordova, minister from Ecuador to the United Stntes. He declared lie had come on instructions from his government. It is understood that Hr. Alberto Membreno, minister from Honduras, is coming, and that other Latni-Amerlcan diplomats or their representatives will lie on the scene. Hr. Cordova’s announcement of the interest of his country in the media tion was accepted lliere of similar fn terest on the part of other Pan American countries. Those in close touch witli the publication pointed out ttiata tlie mediation means much more than tlie settlement <Jf tlie prob lem between the United States and Mexico, it was said the general Pan American desire to see the mediation a success was as great as that of the three big South American countries wlhose good offices have been ac cepted. Tlie arrival of the Ecua dorean minister, therefore, was the subject of much comment as to tlie effect tlie mediation proceedings would have on future relations be tween the United States and other republics of the western hemisphere. It was pointed out in circles close to the mediators that tlie success of the mediation would strengthen the ties between tlhe United States and the other Pan-American nations. Tomorrow will he devoted niainiy to the farmalities Incident to the starting of an international gathering of this character. Welcome to Fan ado will be extended by two repre sentatives of the dominion govern ment, Martin Burrell, minister of ag riculture, and Senator Unighead, ■government leader In tlie upper house. It is understood the mediators probably will sit about five or six hours each day, two or three In the morning and a similar length of tint.* in the afternoon, with evening ses sions if circumstances warrant. Our Representatives to Reside on United States SoiL Niagara Falls, N. Y„ May 111.—Jus tice Joseph Kucher Lamar and Fred erick \Y. Lehmann. American dele gates to the mediation conference and their secretarial adviser. H. Fercival Dodge, arrived here shortly before lnidnlght from Washington. They were met by Robert F. Rose, state depart ment representative, ami taken to tin hotel on this, the American side, of the border, where they will make their headquarters during the conference. Felix Diaz Keeping Near Mediators Toronto, Ontario, May 1b. Felix ldaz, with (Jen. Del Rio and a party of seven Mexicans, who arrived here yesterday, are stopping at a private hotel. Their purpose, it is said, is to he in proximity to the mediation con ference at Niagara Falls. Felix Diaz is a nephew of former President Porl'irio Ida/ and is undet stood to he a candidate for the presi dency in case of the retirement of General Huerta. DEFAULTER SURRENDERS Garner. Iowa, May ,1 After seven years of hiding in Texas, John H. Standring, defaulting cashier of the First State Hank at t'orwith, Iowa, walked into the district court room here today and p ended guilty to fif teen indictments charging forgery, which were returned against him in the fall of I PUT, He threw himself on the mercy of tin* court and was sentenced to 15 years in the peni tent iar.v. SITUATION ALARMING IN MLXICAN CAPITAL IT IS FEARED AN UPRISING WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Mexico City, May IP. Tllic situa tion in tlie capital is considered seri ous and it is feared an uprising will occur within a tew days. The resignation of Hie minister of communications, Jose Maria lar/.ano, lias been accepted, but his successor lias not been named. The telegraph wires to San Luis Potosi have been cut and it is be lleved the federals in that district, '.ave lieen defeated. The constitutionalists, it is report ed, are about to attack Guadalajara. There is great distress among the poor of Mexico City and rich families are distributing free meals daily. Americans Safe in Tampico. Washington, May IP. -Consul Mil ler reported to the state department today tthat Americans who had re turned to Tampico were safe, "pro viding there are no further interna tional complications," but lie advised that women and children should not return to the oil fields just now. Twenty-Five Refugees Reach Vera Cruz. Vera Cruz, May If).—Twenty-five Americans arrived in Vera Cruz to day by train from Mexico City, K. J. l’ettegrew, one of the refu gees, was robbed in his home at t’hurubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, eight miles from the capital, the day before lie left, by seventeen mounted Mexicans from the hills. His daugh ter and step daughter were not mo lested. While Pettigrew hurried to a neighbor's residence and telephoned to the city for help the robbers sacked his house, carrying off a safe with jewelry valued at $2,000 and $ 150 in cash. hhght refugees from San Luis Po tosi today reported that the city was ciuiet when they left, three days ago, although tlliere were many constitu tionalists in the vicinity. Fifteen Americans remained there. All the refugees report that the capital is full of rumors of plots and conspiracies but there was no dis order. Foreigners, they said, are about their business as usual. American soldiers and the resi dents of Vera Cruz, native and for eign, continue to show the keen in terest in reports trotn the capital tending to support the theory that an early effort will lie made to unseat President Huerta. None of these re ports is definite but many are con vinced of the existence of a plot em bracing officers of tihe Mexican artny as well as politicians. The greatest fear in the capital, say refugees, i snot that the plot will l.e carried through, but that this may not occur before Zapata forces enter the city and precipitate serious trouble. At Mexico City the capture of Tampico l>v the constitutionalists has been admitted by government news papers, but they declare this was ac complished with tli»‘ assistance of the American marines. SEVEN WITNESSES TESTIFY IN BEHALF OF THE ACCUSED POLICE OFFICER. HOSE'S STOHY UINTHAIIILTEU Several Witnesses Testify That Bridgie Webber Told Them That Becker Was Innocent of the Rosen thal Murder. (New York, May lit.—Seven wit nesses today testified for Charles Meeker in an effort to prove the one time head of tile “strong arm" squad was tlie victim of a “frame up,” hatched by "Bald Jack” Rose, the in former, as a means of saving himself, and his companions, "Uridgie" Web ■ber, Harry Yallou and Sam Hdhepps, from being placed ,on trial for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the tenderloin gamoler, who “squealed” to the district attorney. The defense probably was one-third completed when court was adjourned until to morrow. Rosenthal, the defense is trying to prove, came to his death as the re sult of a gamblers' war. Several of the defense's witnesses were used to discredit the testimony offered by Hose, Webber and Vallon, to show that Webber Iliad repeatedly ex pressed sorrow for having taken part in tIk* "frame up," and that on many occasions he had said Becker had nothing to do with the murder. Isidore Fishman, who said he had known Webber, Jack Rose, Vallon and Rosenthal for from ten to twenty five years, was a withess. “Webber told me in the Tombs he was remorseful,” said Fishman. "The day after Rose appeared before title grand Jury Webber told me Rose had put all the blame on Becker's shoulders.” Fishman said lie was walking with Webber through the city hall park last summer when they met Jack Sullivan’s brother Charlie. He said Webber told Charlie lie would make an affidavit setting forth Becker's Innocense and was sorry he had helped frame up’ on Becker.” Morris Beecher, an attorney, testi fied Webber had told him lie was sorry he had taken part in the al leged "framing up" of Becker. Iloslyn I). Whytoek, a ship news reporter, testified about an interview he obtained from Webber, in which • Webber was represented as saying there never was any intention that Kosentilial should be killed, but that two of tile gunmen Instructed to spare the gambler had “got drunk and made fools of themselves." Rich ard H. Rooney, another reporter, gave similar testimony. Charles Reich,, known as “Charlie Sullivan,” a brother of “Jack Sulli van," said lie visited his brother In the west side prison and told of many conversations there in which Webber told him that Becker was Innocent. Frederick H. Hawley, formerly a reporter, considered to be tike star witness for the defense, testified that on tin; morning of the murder he called Becker's house twice on the telephone. It had been shown by the prosecution that two calls went tp Becker that morning from a pay sta tion near the scene of the crime. He said he told Becker to hurry down and tiliat after lie arrived he remained with him until 8 o'clock in the morn ing. He said at no time was Becker [on Forty-second street, nor did he meet Jack Rose after he came down town, Rose testified that he had met Becker. -o COL. SHUNK TRANSFERRED. Chicago, May 19.—Colonel Wi liam A. Shunk, for the last year command er of the central department of the* Cnited States army here, will leave tomorrow for the Philippines. Colonel Shunk was succeeded here by Colonel Henry A. Greene from the canal zone. GAS MEN PROTEST. Washington, May 19.—A protest over the project to make pipe lines for natural gas common carriers sub jest to the interstate commerce law was voiced before the house Inter state commerce committee today by John H. Rebold of Okmulgee, Okla . a nas well operator. He suid there wan iiiii much trust control'ed gas in Okla iioiiia.