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I All the War News WEATHER The Seutiuel-Record prints all the FORECAST war news up to 2:30 earn morning, two hours later than any other news- —— paper reaching Hot Springs. When Washington, Jan. 4.—Forecast for . you read it in this paper you are Arkansas: Fair Tuesday and prob reading the latest ably Wednesday- somewhat colder Wednesday. VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1915. NUMBER 268. BRITISH NOTE I _ AMBASSADOR AT WASHINGTON INDICATES THAT IT WILL BE . FRIENDLY IN TONE. AID SHIPPING CONDITIONS jf Indicates That Great Britain Will Do All She Can to Ameliorate Condi tions of Commerce—Italy's Case is Analyzed, 'Washington, .lari. 4. - —*3ir Cecil I Kpt inig-Rice, tin* British ambassador. |f called at the slate department today for the lirst time since the American note of protest on shipping was sent to Great Britain, He conferred witu Counsellor Robert Lansing. Tiiougii lie rliad received no instruc tions as yet concerning the answer which is to lie made to the American note, the British ambassador ac knowledged that it would be of a most friendly character. It is under stood that Sir Cecil regards the American note as moderate in tone compared to the usually pn-t mptory and mandatory tenor of notes of this kind passing between neutrals and belligerents in times of war. gag 'final Sir Edward Grey in his talks wit i Ambassador Rage similarly ■ showed that England received the rtf American note in a most amicable H spirit and intended to ameliorate the m shipping situation so far as was pos sible was learned today from high 1 Officials here. V* \ not her development which is re garded aw affording a solution of one i ol the points under dispute between | Great Britain and the Catted States is tho decision of tilie Washington ad ministration to certify American car goes as to the exact contents before leaving American ports. Secretaries Brya.i anil Redfleld and Acting Sec retary Peters of the treasury depart ment conferred today on the formu lation of a circular to he issued to morrow urging co-oi>eratlon between American exporters, shippers and the governinend in regard to the mani fests of neutral ships us«*l to carry American cargoes. (Exporters will be urged to accom pany their projects with affidavits telling exactly the contents of their shipments. The follow ing statement was issued it>day, forecasting further action in steps that are expected to rc.ieve American ships of the hardships ol detentions and extended search: "The treason department lias au thorized the collector of customs at (Savannah, (la., to have vessels hound to foreign ports loaded under the su pervision or inspection of the customs officials, upon application in writing by the owners or agents ot the ves sels, or tthe exporters, and to give an appropriate certificate of cargo as shown in the manifests. The customs ofliclals, however, will not attempt to determine or certify whether any .part of the cargo is or is not contra band of war. Doubtless the same au thority will he extended by the treas vri y department to the customs offi cials at all our ports wherever d> sirtrl Komphiints have been made that in some instances the sill ip’s manifest does not contain all tho cargo aboard and this action of the treasury department is no doubt in response to these complaints." I Britain's Answer Expected Soon. 'London. ,lan. 4.—The British gov ernment’s reply to the American note con cm ruing contraband probably will 4>e sent before the end of this week iAn outline of the reply lias been sub mitted to France, which Is greatly in terested because of the activity of the French ships in searching Mediter ranean cargoes. A statement probably will be issued shortly, tSiowing that Italy has ar rived at an understanding with Eng land and the other allies eon-certring contraband, satisfactory to all the countries affected. It can be authoritatively stated that only five cargoes destined tor Italy have been stopped at Gibraltar I since November ir>. Two of these I were released within three days and I tin others us soon as the alleged co i [ traband could be removed; since De cember li no cargoes destined for I Italy have been intercepted by llite B allies. Rubber, cargo- s destined for Anterl I can firms and held in English ports I probably will be released soon or pnr chased by Great Britain, which needs much rubber for the manufacture of tirc-s, bed blankets and I loots. Constant negotiations are in prog ress between the allies and the neu tral European countries situated near Germany looking to a tightening o!' tlie export regulations which will pre vent American shipments from reach ing Germany and Austria through neighboring countries other than Italy. A loosening of the regulations ap plying to American cargoes, it is said by British officials will depend largely on the assurances received irom neutral countries that they will not assist in supplying Germany, Au stria and Turkey with munitions of war. MEXICAN MUDDLE GROWING WORSF CONDITIONS IN MEXICO CITY BORDER ON MOB RULE AND FOREIGNERS NOT SAFE. Brother of General Carranza is Cap tured and Held as a Hostage by New Rebel Chieftain. Washington. Jan. 4. Sir Cecil Spring Hite, file British ambassador, transmitted to the state department today a copy of a mail report from C harge Holder of the British legation In Mexico City, saying conditions there a week ago were deplorable. High commendation was given Eu. uardo Iturbide, fo'nter governor of tiie federal district, for his etforts in saving the lives of Britons and Aniert. cans when tiie Zapata forces entered the city. Since then Iturbide has suc ceeded in getting out of the hands ol the Mexican officials who threatened to execute him, and according to of ficial reports received today, he is now in the United States. Since Charge Holder s report was sent conditions have improved, ac cording to state department advices The Mexican convention reusstaubied today and discussed credentials of delegates. Neither the war nor state depart meats had any timber advices as to the situation at Naco, but the belief prevailed that an adjustment of tiie difficulties there would lie reported on tiie arrival of General Juan Calabral with S.utMi Gutierrez troops. Eliseo Arredondo, head of the Car ranza agency here, issued a state meat tonight summarizing dispatches from Vera ICruz, confirming reports of the capture of General Jesus Car ranza, brother of tiie lirst chief, by General Alfonso Santihanez in San Geron-imo, state of Oaxaca, on Decem ber ho. T'he general and his son and nephew are being held as hostages hut his entire staff lias been exe cuted liy Santihanez. The statement said: "General Santihanez entered the ranks of the constitutional revolu tionary army at tiie close ot the Huerta regime. tie succeeded in gaining t ie confidence of General Jesus Carranza, who supplied him with troops and munitions of war and finally succeeded in having liiim named military commander ot the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. "General Carranza was totally tilt aware ot tiie defection of Santlban /. when lie appointed San Geronlnto and was so certain of his loyalty that lie was traveling with but the lightest of escorts. "The first chief 'lias received word from Santihanez that if lie will sanc tion some arrangements claimed to have been made between Santihanez and General leans Carranza a id will pardon liis treachery and allow him to retain his military office, he will release General Carranza and his two relatives, lie makes the threat that unless his conditions are met lie will execute General Jesus Carranza and his son and nephew. "Carranza's reply, feelingly dic tated, was: Such traitorous conduct can r< - ceive no pardon. If my brother's death Is a necessary stcii towards the triumph of our principles and the es tablishment of peare I am willing that he die. And I know that wittn the feelings of a true soldier ni> brother will he willing to sacrifice his life for his country.’ "The first chief, as soon as he was aware of tile plight of General Car ranza, ordered troops to the isthmus. This morning (they routed Santihn uez's column near San Geronimo and the traitor with 150 men fled to the town of Chilniitan in the mountains ol Oaxaca. “The first telegrams received by the chief here from tiie isthmus pur ported to have bee i sent by ills brother and were to the effect that no more troop s - tould be* ordt south. These were in reality sent by Santlbam/ and it was only through a telegram received uom (' R. Cabera that the true situation was first ascer tained." REINFORCE SLAV LINES NEW ARMY FROM KIEV TURNS TIDE OF BATTLE IN GALICIA IN FAVOR OF RUSSIANS. NOW CONTROL CARPATHIANS New Pressure is Brought on Cracow While Another Army Controls the Great Petroleum Fields Near Lem berg and Przemysl. Merlin. Jan. 4. via Ixmdoti, Jan. 5.— 1:41 n in.—Heavy Russian reinforce ments from Kiev were responsible for the recent change in tiie situation in Galicia, according to Leonard Adehn, tiie correspondent of tiie Tagblatt w ft lx the Austrian headquarters. The Russians, after their defeat at l.odz and their unsuccessful battle at l.imanowab, tiie correspondent adds, seemed on the point of being ejected from Galicia and retired behind the Vistula, but reinforcements, altlhohgh principally militia, were sufficient turn the scale in favor of the Rus sians, who launched a new offensive southward in the direction of Nowy sandec in the hope of jamming in be tween tiie Galician and Carpathian armies. The Austrians, however, by a new disposition of their troops and reinforcements succeeded in arresting the advance. A renewal of the sontiliward move ment. the correspondent continues, is improbable now, as a further advance would bring t’.ie Russians between two fires. Instead of this a heavy pressure westward in tiie direction of tiie fortress of Cracow is now notice turned on the Carpathian army but confined themselves to an attack on tiie southeastern passes, forcing tlxe'r way into Hungary over tilie Czsok pass, this move assuring them con tinued control of tiie important pe troleum fields south of Lemberg and Przemysl. The Turkish Situation. I’etrograd. Jan. i, \ ia London. fiGiS p. m. Title situation in the Caucasus is now assuming importance second only to the German invasion of Po land. The advance of the Turkish troops to Ardahan is not considere I by military observers here as a ser our menace to Tiflis, although that city is reported to be Knver Masha's objective. Ardahan is midway be tween the frontier and the Caucasus capital and guards tiie pass througfli the Armenian mountains to Tiflis. Meanwhile another Turkish army is now in i'rnmia, preparing for an in vasion of tiie Caspian coast of the Caucasus. A lieutenant general, a staff officer in Petrograd, today gave the Associ ated Press the following status of affairs in the Caucasus: "Tiie exact number of Turkish ar mies in the field is unknown, lint we are informed that tthey aggregate three-quarters of a million men of which number t250.0(n> remain b tween Tchatalja. Adrianople and Con stantinople guai ding against unfavor able developments in tiie Balkans. About ,'iOO.OOO are operating against us in the Caucasus. The remaining | troops, if mobilized at all, are s<at tered throughout tiie Turkish empire, guarding tiie .Mediterranean points against an Knglish descent, and it is rumored a certain number are concen trating in Syria for an attack on iKav nt. | "Turkish deceit at Kite beginning of the war was shown. They declared that the warships Goeben and Bres lau would only be used to enforce neutrality. Even alter these war ships bombarded Black sea ports without a declaration of war, the Turks still att'ected innocence regard ing the attack, saying the Germans acted without consulting Turkey. All this was done in order to gain time to perfect tlheir mobilization and send troops to the Caucasian frontier. “The Turks imagined that their assurances had induced us to send our 'Caucasian troops to Boland. Paving our frontier unprotected. They saw tiieir mistake, when at the beginning of hostilities we had enough force not only to protect our frontier but to invade-Turkey, which we did. taking Koprukeui, miles east of Erzerum. and other points. “The Turkish invasion near iHatuin is explained by the fact that this region of our boundary is so well pro tected by mountain:: that it was not heavily defended. But the forces near Ardahan, which It is reported Enver Pasha hlniseli p ads, do not. really menace Tifiis, the Turks still being a considerable distance from the capi tal .md the passages thrombi the mountains being now well defended. "The people became panic stricken at the removal of the documents and archives from the Caucasian capita', tail this was merely a precaution," Italian Ships in Action. Paris, .Ian. 5.—<5 a. m.—A dispatch lo the Havas agency from Durazzo, Albania, dated Monday, says: "Yeste’da\ the rebels sent a letter signed In the 'Musselman committee to Bssad Pasha, provisional prisedent ol Albania, demanding the French and Servian ministers be handed over to them. At 12::!u a. m. they began an attack on tlhe city. Bssad Pasha immediately went to the trenches, at tiie same time asking the Italian lega tion to give him all possible help. "In view of the gravity of the sit uation the legation communicated with tiie warships in port and at 2:30 a. m. the battleship Sardegna and the coast guard1 sthip Misurata fired sev eral shells which checked the rebels. "The staff of the Italian and French legations and the members of the iitalian colony then embarked on the warships." Fighting Near Cracow. Berlin. Jan. 4.—(Via London. Jan. E>.)—-2:4fi a. m.—The correspondent of tho Zeitung Am Mittagi at Austrian headquarters in a dispaUlh says the Russians are conducting a series ot violent frontal attacks on the Aus trian position- along the Dunajec river east of Cracow and are bending every effort to push toward the fortress, which has been their goal for two mouths. All these attacks up to yesterday evening, the correspondent adds, have been repulsed with severe losses ow ing to th excellence of file Austrian positions. Slavs Win in Caucasus. Petrograd, .Tan. 4.—The following statement from the general staff of l lie Russian army in the Caucasus was issued tonight: "The battle of Sarlkamysch (trans Caucasia i is still proceeding to our advantage. At sunrise January 3 our troops attacked Ardahan and toward evening after fierce fighting the Turks were dislodged front their frenetics, TfaWig sustained (heavy eas. ualties.” Portuguese Senators Quit. Lisbon, Portugal, Via Ixmdon, Jan. r>. 3:05 a. m.—The senators of the Unionists party, following the lead of the Unionists members of the cham ber of deputies have resigned and as a consequence there was no quorum in either house today and no sitting could lie held. NEW TRIAL!! IN LAND FRAUD CASHS TWO OF FIVE MEN RECENTLY CONVICTED WILL BE TRIED AT KANSAS CITY AGAIN. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 1.—New trials today were granted the Rev, Albert E. Gam mage of Kansas City and C .11. Hubbard of Pittsburg, Kan , two of the live men recently convicted here of using the mails to defraud in connection with the sale of Florida lands by the Chambers Land Com pany. A new trial was refused Dr. E. C. Chambers of Kansas City, presi dent of the company, and the motion of F. \\'. Harper of Fort Lauderdale. Ha., was continued. E. L. Russell of Miami. Fla., was granted a new trial on eleven of the twelve counts on whklli he was convicted, but a new trial was refused on the twelfth. These decisions were announced in the federal court tonight at the con clusion of the hearings. The testimony of the trial jurors, who were summoned as witnesses at the hearing, showed (that a former deputy linked States marshal had conversed with them while they were eonsidering their verdict. It was tes | tified that he told them recommenda tions of the jury for leniency for Oammage and Hubbard probably would be followed by the trial judge and tCiat a fine as low as $1 could be assessed against them. fn his ruling the court put the blame for flu* company's operations upon tHr. Chambers and announced sentence would he pronounced upon him tomorrow-. ! -o MERCANTILE FIRM BANKRUPT. Little Rock, Ark Jan 4.—‘Frough, Smulian and Company, who conducts departments stores each known as "Tly* Leader," at Little Rock and l’ine Rluff, Ark. and Cushing, Prague and Bristow, Okla.. was thrown into involuntary bankruptcy in federal court here today. In the petition it is said liabilities total $2215,000. George \V. Rogers, a Little Rock banker, was appointed receiver and bit tonight to inspect the Oklahoma 'tores He said he could give no esti mute as to assets, LULL CAUSED BY WEATHER _ FIGHTING IN ALL FIELDS OF AC TION IS REDUCED TO DUEL BETWEEN ARTILLERY. FRENCH CAPTURED STEINBACH Berlin Acknowledges Loss of This City After Desperate House to House Fighting—Situation on East ern Front Unchanged. London. .Ja:i. 4.—It) p. m.—The latest news front the battle fronts in dicates but little activity, the lull evi dently being caused by bad wealther. Steinbach. a village of upper Alsace, is now in the hands of the French after house to house fighting. This loss Berlin admits. The day was marked by artillery duels, with occasional infantry clashes for slight gains, but the line from the Oise to tlhe sea was almost com pletely calm. German headquarters declares that the situation on the eastern front re mains unchanged. 'Politically, the American note still occupied a prominent position, divid ing attention witli speculations as to what Rou mania and Italy intend to do. The answer of the British gov ernment, it is expected, will be sent to Washington late this week. It is understood here tihat Great Britain has reached such a satisfac tory understanding with Italy with regard to trans-shipment of contra band that no cargoes destined for that country have been stopped since Jfecemher 4. British officials declare that the relief of American shipping from the present regulations depends largely on llhe assurances of neutral states bordering on belligerent countries that they will not assist in supplying Germany .Austria or Turkey with food products and munitions of war. Austria Reports Capture. Vienna, Jan. 4. via Amsterdam to London, 10:22 p. m.—The following communication was issued this even ing: “in the severe battles in the dis trict of South Gorlice which were fought under the worst weather con ditions, our brave rtoops assued themselves through getting possession of an important line of hills of a fa vorable base for further operations in the Carpathians there lias been no change. In the upper ling valley there have been only small engage ments. ‘‘During the battles in the northern (theater of Christmas time we < ap tured 27 officers and 12,t>b8 men." French Official Report, Haris, Jan. 4.-10:40 p. m.—Tlhe following official bulletin was issued by the war office today: "The only reports which have been received up to the present have ref erence to the upper Alsace, where engagements of a very violent nature continue in the region of Cernay (Sennheim). "Last night our troops lost, then regained the territory around the Church at Steinbach. This morning they occupied the entire village. "The German works to the west of Cernay captured by us yesterday were lost for a brief period following a very violent counter attack, but the Germans were not able to maintain it, and this position remains in our hands.” Russian Christmas Gifts. Petrograd, Ian. 4, via London, 8 p. m.—A member of the American col ony of Moscow lias contributed 3,500 presents for Russian children whose fathers are at the front. The gifts consist of gloves, silioes. caps and other articles of clothing and their distribution is to be completed before the Russian Christmas. George T. Marye, ,ir., the American ambassador; Mrs. Marye, Henry D. Baker, commercial attache of the American embassy, and Charles Me Cully, naval attache, who have gone to Warsaw and are expected to dis tribute Christmas presents from America at the front, will spend the 4 iiiristnias holidays at I.Moscow. Submarine Sunk Formidable. Berlin. .Ian. 4. via Sayville.—An or' ficial announcement made public through tire official press bureau to day. nays: "A Berman submarine boat reporta by wireless to the admiralty in Berlin that It lias torpedoed and sunk in t'io English channel off Plymouth the British battleship Ford finable. ' Tin* submarine was pursued by British destroyers but escaped un damage I " Battleship Bombards City. Nairobi. British East Africa, via London, .Ian 1 -11:1a p. m.—The British battleship tloilatil and light cruiser Fox have carried out success ful operations against IBar-Es-Salaam, capital of German East Africa. The warships bombarded the town, in flicting considerable damage. All the German vessels in the harbor were disabled. Fourteen Europeans and 20 natives were taken prisoner. The British loss was one kilted and 12 wounded. Campaign in Poland. Petrograd, .Jan. i.—The official com munication issued from general head quarters tonight follows: “During January 3 no important change took place on the left hank o! the Vistula. In many sections there have been tihe usual artillery engage meats and secondary actions. “'.More desperate fighting took place on the night of January 2-;’. in the region of Bolimow. where .the Germans, after an energetic attack forced one of our trenches, Dut were immediately dislodged, from it by out counter attack, abandoning six ma chine guns and a number of prison ers. “In West Galicia on January 2 we made progress, again taking more than a thousand Austrian prisoners and several connon and machine guns, la the region of I zsok pass we took a equal number of prisoners and cap lured several guns and rapid-tirers. In t A is action an entire Austrian battal ion wit'll eleven officers, surrendered. In this region the staff of a column of the enemy, with the chief wounded, and all documents fell into our hands.” Exchange Wounded Prisoners. London, Jan. 5.—1:11 a. m.JA dis patch to the Daily Chronicle from Ber lin by way of Amsterdam says the first exchange of wounded prisoners of war will take place In Geneva this month. WAR SUMMARY Upper Alsace seem sto be the center of most important fight ing in the western arena of the war. Engagements of a violent nature are being fought in the region of Sennhelm, which the French call Cernay, lying aliout eight miles northwest of Muel hausen. The French forces have occu pied the heights around 8en:i lieim and in addition have driven the Germane out of Stein bach, a village farther to the north. At other points along the front extending to the North sea there has been only intermittent can nonading. Both Russians and Germans ad mit that no important change has taken place of late in the frout along Hie left bank of the Vis tula. In West Galicia the Rus sians are making steady progress afid according to their official statement have captured many Austrian prisoners. Russian troops have crossed the Crown land of Bukowina and oc cupied tiie town Suozawa, within a short distance of the Austro Roumanian frontier. A correspondent of the Berlin Tagbiatt with the Austrian head quarters explains tllie recent change in the situation in Galicia by the statement that the Rus sians have been heavily, rein forced from Kiev. Another Ger man correspondent says the Rus sians are bending every effort to reach the fortress of Cracow, but have met with repulses and heavy losses, owing to the well selected Austrian positions. British warships have bom barded I>ar-JCs-Salaam. capital of German East Africa, where, it is reported, much damage was in flicted. Ail the German vessels in the harbor were disabled. The ‘British government will re ply to the American note concern ing contraband within a few days. England ami her allies are said to Biave reached an understand ing with Italy which promised to tie satisfactory to all the countries affected. rt iri-nimn suuinarine sank uie Formidable on New Year’s day in tlie English channel. An Italian battleship and a coast guard have shelled Dura/.zo, Albania, to check a revolutionary movement on the pait of the IMusselmans, a committee from whom demanded from Essad Pasha, the provisional president that the French and Servian min isters be handed over to them. An attack on the city by the rebels followed a refusal to com ply with this demand and the Italian legation was appealed to for help. Hotlh Italian and French b gallon officials and Hie mem bers of the Italian colony have embarked on the warships. CENTRAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY LOOTED BY YEGG MEN DURING NOON HOUR. YEGGS SECURED ABOUT $3,000 Locked Employes in the Vault and They Were Later Released by a Patron—Good Description of the Men Furnished by Cashier. Little l+oi U, Ark.. Dee. I.—Three robbers, wlliite men, looted the Cen tral Hank and Trust (Company in the Arcade building at 140 o'clock, this afternoon after locking T. E Walden, cashier; T. E. Hale, teller, and IMiss Lucille Walden, stenographer, in the bank'8 vault. The men escaped with »::,000 or more, although the exact amount has not been determined. The men entered the bank, all drawing revolvers. They covered the tlhree persons in the bank and backed them into tlie vault. Telephone wires were cut. Ten minutes later the three im prisoned in the vault were released and the police were notified. A dragnet lias been thrown out by the police. It is not definitely known, but it is believed the robbers made their es cape from tlie scene of the robbery in a:i automobile. The robbery was not discovered until T. E. Ford, a patron, came into Blie hank, lie heard cries from the vault and learned that the employes had been imprisoned there. The cashier called, the combination of the vault to Mr. Ford, who released them Up to 11 o’clock tonight no clue had been secured through which it was iioped the robbers might be appre hended. The bank, employes were aide to give a very good description of the three men, as follows: One man. apparently the leader of the gang, was 6 feet 11 Inches in height, weighing about ItiO pounds, smooth shaven and aged probably 35 or 40 years. He wore a dark suit and hat. Another was about 25 or 30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches hi height, and weighing about 133 pounds; dark com plexioned, smooth shaven, wore darn suit and gray pin-striped trousers. The third was about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weight about 140 pounds; dark hair and eyes, wore light gray liat. which it is believed he later changed for a cap. Age about 25 years. Ten minutes after the robbery was reported the police had thrown a dragnet about the city and descrip tions of the men were telegraplud to neighboring cities. Tlie Central Bank and Trust Com pany is located on Center street. --o CUSTOMS REVENUES DECREASE Washington, Jan. 4.—Customs rove- ~ nues for the six months ending De cemher 31, last, amounted to 732,934 con pared with $158,357,918 ,fojT the last si| months of 1913. At th.e of fice of Assistant Secretary Peters, fn charge of customs, these figures were said to confirm the treasury depart ment's estimates and to show the ne cessity of the war revenue law. -—o FIRE AT LONGVIEW. Longview, Texas, Jan. 4.—The opera house and Masonic temple were destroyed by fire early tonight, caus ing a loss of $50,900 partly covered by insurance. Several pjrsons who occupied rooms in the hotel in the opera house building had narrow es capes from death, leaving the build ing with only the clothes they were wearing. The cause of the fire is I unknown. - — ^ . IMCIGRATION BILL. Washington, Jan* 4.—Conference committees on the immigration bill, which passed both houses, were not appointed today, owing to delay in printing the senate amendments. Administration leaders in both houses predicted tonight that the measure, with its literacy test provi sion, would go to the president within a few days. -o "DRY” THREE-MILE LIMIT Washington, Jan. 4.—A bill to i>ro hibit the serving of intoxicating liq uors to minors on American vessels in waters within the jurisdiction of the United States was passed today by the house, it would impose a fine of $:.on for violations.