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The Sentinel-ltecord prints all tbs FORECAST war news up to 2:30 earn morning, two hourB later than any other news- ~ paper reaching Hot Springs. When ... . . . _ . , _ . , * v 6 * Washington, Feb. 4.—Forecast for you read It In this paper you are .vi. Arkansas: Fair and cooler Friday; reading the latest. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS T HAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. Saturday fair VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5. 1915. NUMBER 275. GIVEN SHIPS GERMAN ADMIRALTY DECLARES ALL WATERS AROUND ENGLAND AND IRELAND A WAR ZONE. NEUTRAL SHIPS ARE WARNED Germany Has Notified the Govern ment at Washington That American Vessels Should Avoid the North and West Coasts of France, 1/mdon, Fob. 1 The German a ! mlralty in declaring a war zone of the waters around Great Britain anti Ire. land, including the whole English cihannel from February is, announces that “every enemy merchant ship found in this war zone will he de stroyed, even if it is not always pos sible to avoid dangeV to crew and passengers. A warning is issued that neutral ships in the war zone are also i,t dan ger and the state department at Washington has been notified by Germany that American vessels should avoid the north and west coasts of France. Tlte British foreign office in a statement bearing on Germany'* ac tion intimates (that possibly Great Britain may undertake retaliatory measures, saying: “Tlte apparent Intention of Hie Ger man government to sink merchant ships by submarines without bringing them into port or providing accommo dation for their crews, and regardles of the loss of civilian lives, has laisen very seriously the finest ion whi-tner Great Britain should adopt more stringent measures against German trade." No decision lias yet been taken on this matter. hi the same statement the British government announces that should !#!«* American steamer Wilhelmin i be intercepted it will send the cargo o' foodstuffs, which is destined lor Ger many. into a prize court. The vessel will not be molested. Some of the heaviest fighting of the war is taking place in Russian Poland and Galicia. Hundreds of thousands of Germans and Russians are locked in the deadly struggle be fore Warsaw. The German com mander, Field Marshal Von Hindi n berg, is reported to be pouring in regiment after regiment anil every strategic point guarding (lie Polish capital has In-come the scene of a b t ter contest. From the Russian view point, Germany has gained no advan tage along this line and the Russians (have even succeeded in capturing one of the small towns to the east of -Boll mow. Austria seemingly has met a seri ous reverse, for according to the a i nonnoement made by the Austro-Hitn garian war prpss bureau received by way of Amsterdam, she has been com pelled to evacuate the important town of Tarnow owing to the severe bom baulment by Russia’s heavy artillery. Members of the British hospital ship Asturias, which lias just arrive i at Plymouth, say that I he ship was saved from being struck by a German torpedo off Havre tiy her captain quickly altering the course of hin ship when he saw- the white track in the water made by the propeller of the torpedo. New Zeppelin sheds have just been completed near the Qerman-Belgiun frontier and Zeppelin a:id Parseval airships and numerous aeroplanes daily are maneuvering in that neigli boiDiood. France, England and Russia Agree to United Their Financial Resources. I‘arid, Fel). 5.—>12:30 a. tn.—The fol lowing official statement lias been is. sued here: "The finance ministers of Great Britain. France and Russia have met in Baris to examine into financial questions growing out of the war. It is stated that the three powers re solved to unite their financial as well their military resources to carry on the war to victory. "With that idea they decided to propose to their respective govern ments that they share equally in tihe advances made or to be made to the countries which are now fighting with them or which might 1>p disposed to tahe the field for the common cause. "The amount of these advances will he covered both by special resources of the three powers and by tbe issue of a loan In tlhe name of the three powers at the proper time. The' question of the relations to be estah Halted liHwfe i the issuing hanks of the three countries has heeu the re ject of special agreement. "The ministers derided to make in concert al! purchases for their coun tries from neutral nations The\ have taken the necessary fl latn ial meas ures to facilitate the Russian expoit trade and to restore as tar as is pos sible isa.ritx of excha ige between 1-Mis sia and the allied nations. “They also decided to meet auain as circumstances require 'Ilie next conference will he in London." TO INVESTIGATE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS PRESIDENT OF FARMERS' UNION CHARGED WITH NEGLECTING HIS DUTIES. (Special to The Sentim T-Rccoi il. Little Rock, Fell. L—Tin- house had an uproarious session this afternoon when Represents ives Wallar • air! Bell of Pope county introduced a res i lution declaring that 11. S Mobley, head of tlhe Arkansas Farmers’ I'niou, is "drawing $2.turn per year a- a mein her of the faculty of the Russellville state farm school and that he has not visited the institution in six months.' The resolution demanded his resig nation and the appointment of a joint committee to visit all state agiL'u! tural schools for the purpose of checking them up by an expert ac countant. Mobley was scathingly arraigned by Representative Smith ol Aslib y county. The resolution finally went to a committee, witlh instructions to no.iiy both Mobley and the mem e.rs of the hoard of trustees of the Russell ville school that, they may defend themselves at the heatin'" The house passed the Roberts in bill, repealing the vital si lions of the child labor law. 'Pile senate defeate i a resolution for an investigation to determine it the state owes anytihiag to Caldwell an 1 Drake, former stute capital contrac tors, and amended a bill for fees of Judge Joseph .M. Hill as counsel in rate litigation, rutting the fee to $2V ooo, instead of $hn,n i t as originally proposed. VESSEL HAD BEEN PATROLLING PACIFIC COAST FOR SEV ERAL MONTHS. Admiral Howard Ordered Vessels to Scene to Assist in Saving the Crew Which Consisted of 500 Men. -# Washington, Feb. I The Japanese cruiser Asama. carrying 500 me i, has been wrecked and is breaking up off the western coast of Lower California, according to advices today to the navy department, Tthe dispat h did not state whether the crew hail been rescued. iAear Admiral Howard, commanding the American fleet in the Pacific, who reported the wreck in a brief message from his flagship, was or dered to send whatever aid was avail able. Department officials thought tonight the cruiser llaleigh. off San Diego, Cal., yesterday, probably would lie the first American naval vessel to reach the scene. Admiral Howard said the Asama was aliout 350 miles south of Fort San Bartolome, but in quiries for further details regarding her had brought no response up to late tonight. The Asama. an armoren cruiser o 0,750 tons, was built in isos. For several months she has been patroll ing tile eastern Facific. Early in the war she forced the German gunbnai Geier to interne at Honolulu by tail ing up a position outside the harbor there while the Geier was in port for provisions. The gunboat Yorktown at Knsenade was nearer the scene of tthe wreck than any other American naval ves sel, but navy officials said she prob ably would not start for the scene of tlie wreck. i PLEAD GUILTY TO STEALING $35,000 New York, Feb. 4.—William B. Thompson, former confidential secre tary of William !.. Ilaikness of the Standard Oil Company, who pleaded guilty to stealing $35,mki from ills ein ployer. was today sentenced from two years and six months to four years and six months in Sing Sing. Thomp son told the court that he wanted to make restitution but that lie had spent $25.nnu of uhe motiei in jewels and other luxuries on an actress who '.had disappeared. SUEZ CANAL ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OFF AFTER A SHARP FIGHT WITH HEAVY LOSSES. AUSiKAIIANS WIKL IN FIGHT The Germans Are Making Heroic Ef forts to Stop the Advance of the Russians in East Prussia and in the Carpathians. London, Fell t.—in p. m The Turks m hisi have made a defi lite at tack on the Suez canal, but alter a sharp fight they were driven off with heavy losses. After a fruitless attempt made on Tuesday night to bridge the canal near To issouni, they returned to the attack early yesterday morning with a form* estimated at 12,non strong, and \ batteries of artillery, and essayed to get across the waterway 0:1 rafts. The Biitisli force, lion ever, was wait ing and tin' invaaers were forced hack, lea; ing about dun prisoners in tlie 'hands of tlie defenders. A con siderable number of Ttuks were killed and wounded. The British lost I killed and r.s w ounded. The attack also was renewed by the Turks at Elkantara, but ill - met with no greater success than tlie other at tempt, the Turkish losses in killed, wounded and prisoners numbering up wards of a hundred Tlie New Zealand contingent, an 1 presumably the Australians took part in the battles, tlie New Zealand rs having two casualties. Compared with t.he battles in Poland and the Carpathians this is a mere flash, but as British tei ritorials, Australians and New Zealanders are receiving their baptism of fire in Egypt, and as there is much interest in tlie attempts of the Turks to move a big army across the desert, tlie operations in that part of the world are attracting a great deal of attention in England. The efforts of the Herman field marshal. Von Hindi ilierg to stop the advance of the Russians in E-ist Prus sia and uhe Carpathians by compelling them to reinforce their center west oi Warsaw lias culminated in a desper ate attacli. Regiment after regiment supported by great masses of artillery has been flung against the Russian lines, and both sides claim to have in flicted bein'; losses on their oppon ents and each reports prog css. Tt is apparent, however, that while the Hermans are mailing every effort to get near Warsaw tlie Russians m the present are satisfied to hold their positions and infl'ct as heavy losses on tlheir adversaries as possible. Near Rolf mow tlie fig itlng lias been fierce and continuous for weeks, and the (Russians claim to have taken one of the villages for which tlie armies have been contending. Meanwhile the Hermans have sent strong reinforcements south to <lic k tlie advance of the Russians, who are reported to tlie souhh of tlie main range of the Carpathians ami thus again are overlooking the plains of Hungary. The Russian emneror left for the front today, while the Herman em peror is expected to proceed there after he concludes his visit to Wil heimshaven, where lie lias been in specting the fleet and bestowing ir >n crosses on tlie crew of tlhe submarine E 21. which sank three British mer chant steamers in tlie Irish sea. In the west the artillery continues to play the major part. Each side makes occasional attacks, which, ac cording to official reports, are in variably repulsed. Allhough not of f'eially mentioned, it is reported that tlie (British wnrMhlps again are bom barding tlie Herman positions on the IBelgiaii const while the ail men of the allies are busy dropping bombs on the Herman trenches at points of concen tration. The surrender of Lieut, Col. Kemp and other rebels who have been re eeiving arms and support from the Germans in Southwest Africa, and with whom they have recently quar reled. and tihe expected surrender of Lieut. Col. Marltz, who lias been able to remain in the field by the same means, probably will briny to an end the South Africa rebellion and enable Gen. louis Botha to pursue his de sign of invading Get man territory in Africa. it is officially announced that British officers have been comnt'S sioned from the ranks since the <» t break of the war. HALL TESTIFIED HE SHOT AND KILLED JOHN ROGERS. WHO ATTACKED BLACK. Dead Man's Step-daughter Testified That Black Was Shot and Killed By Copeland. Marshall. Texas, Feb. 1 At the preliminary inquiry here today before Justice Fiank Young into the deaths ot William Black ot Bellaire. Ohio, and John Rogers, a local contractor. Clarence F Hall of St. ,Haiti. Minn., testified he killed Rogers following the latter's attack upon Black. Miss Sadie Black adopted daughter of the dead man, testified that Black was shot and killed by a 'man Uhey say is '.Mr Copeland.’’ John Copeland, one of several local men whose visil to Black's room at a hotel here last night was followed lyv the deaths of U!a< . and Rogers, is in a critical condition from three pistol shot wounds he teceived at the time. Black claimed to lie an ex priest of the Roman Catholic church, and in a lecture here Tuesday attacked that church, die was due to lecture again (here last night. The local men vis ited him shortly before the hour of his lecture, llall accompanied Black here. The shooting occurred within two minutes after a committee of Marshal men, Copeland, John Rogers and George Ryan, called on Black just he fore G o'clock last night to request him to stop his lectures here attack ing the Catholic church. Black the previous niglht had talked on ' Kffects of the Confessional Box" and last night was to talk on "Convent Life."' With Black was Miss Sadie Black, aged about 17. an adopted daughter, and C. F. Hall, who registered from ISt. Paul, and tiaveled as Black's com panion. So far as now known, the shooting was between the committee and Haii, Black's companion. The lecturer him self is not known to have ’Th* young woman said she threw her arms about per foster father trying to protect him. Hall, it is said, was either in an adjoining room, or In the Hath room of Black's apartment when the committee entered Ryan, of the committee, was charged in the police warrant with killing Black, and Hall is charged with killing Rogers and wounding Copeland. Black and Rogers were so close that they fell one over file other. Black was shot through the heart and two or three times in the body, while Rogers was shot in each side of the head. Both Hall and Miss Black testified that they returned from a walk short ly after ii o'clock last night w ith Black and were accosted in the hall of the hotel by two men who requested an interview with Black. The two witnesses’ testimony, which agrees on main points, relates that the two men, Black. Hall and the girl, entered Black's room, two other men following. Then, they de clared, Rogers, acting as spokesman, protested against Black’s attacks on the Catholic church and demanded that he leave town Black refused to leave town and said he would lecture that night, the w itnesses said, w hereupo i Rogers, they said, grasped 'Black, a scuffle fol lowed and a shot was fired that frit iBlaek Hall said that as Black fell. Rogers leaned over him and that he jerked out IBs pistol and shot Rogers through the* head, causing death a short time later. Hall said he Bred several other shots, he did not know how many, stepping into an a joining room as he did so. At the conclusion of Hie prelimi nary hearing before Justice Frank Young here tonight into the shooting which resulted in the deaths of Wil liam Black, traveling lecturer, and John Rogers, local contractor, aid possibly the fatal wounding of John 'Copeland, tile principals were ordered held under bond for the grand jury. George Ryan was released on $|P, qoft bond: George Tier, $5,PhD, and (Clarence F. Hall, $2,500. The ease against Walter Verhalen of Marshall, in connection with the affair, was dismissed, an I a warrant sworn out for another local man who had not been arrested tonight. At the hearing today deputy sheriffs searched spectators, the justice hav ing ordered no arms allowed in the court room. (Ryan, Hall and Miss Sadie Black, adol ted daughter of the lecturer, were the only witnesses called. Ryan’s testimony was that Rogers, after Black had refused the demand to lenve town, leaned over and shook Ilia finger In Black's face and said “You won't lecture here tonight.” Black then reached toward his hip pocket,” said Ryan, “and as he did so, Tla.ll shot Rogers." Ryan testified that other shots fol lowed, Hall backing Into a bathroom and shooting Copeland from through the door. HOUSE LACKED FIVE VOTES OF NECESSARY TWOTHIRDS MAJORITY. UNIIEKWUUI) URGED PASSAGE One Hundred and Sixty-Six Democrats Voted to Override the President and One Hundred and One Voted to Sus tain Him. Washington. Fob. 1 An attempt to pass tlie immigration hill prescribing a literacy test tor the admission of aliens over President Wilson's veto failed in the house today tin* affine i five vote larking live of the necessary two-thirds. Of d'.ib members present 2ft 1 voted to override the veto, i n; voted to sustain the president and two answered "present." The final test came at the close of a day of earnest debate in which -party lines were temporarily obliter ated. Majority Leader I'nderwood made a vigorous speech criticising the president’s reasons for vetoing title bill and urging the house to over ride executive disapproval. Mr. Un derwood told tile house that the coun try had in several elections returned majorities in congress favoring the re striction of immigration ami tiiat the president's contention that no politi cal platform had placed the issue lie fore the people was futile "The question is,’' he said, whether you stand for the American standard of living and the American standard of wages " Representative Moore of Pennsyl vania, republican, urged the house to support illie president and defeat the bill, lie declared that immigration had not brought I ad effects on wages and working conditions in this coun try and asserted that the restrictions imposed in tile bill were contrary to the fundamental principles "upon which the forefathers based this re public." Throughout the day scores of members on both sides made brief speeches. Representative Burnett of Alabama, chairman of the house immigration committee and author of the bill, said that the fight for restrictive immigra tion legislation would continue. “We lost by a very narrow margin," he said, "and a swing of a few vote would have passed the bill. The light will be made again in the next con gress. The vetoed bill passed the house just a year ago today liy a vote of 22(4 to 140. Today’s vote showed a gain of 22 votes for it and a loss of four votes from illie oppositin strength. The 261 votes for passing tile bill over the veto were cast as follows: Democrats, 166; republicans, 78; progressives and progressive republi cans, 16; independent, 1. Against the bill the vote was: Democrats, 101; "insurgent" demo crat, 1; republicans. 22: progressives and progressive republicans, 2. Members who were in the house when the bill passed last February and who changed their votes today, were: Voting for the hill and against over riding the veto: Bailey. Bartlett oi Georgia, Beakes, Brumbaugh, Maguire of Nebraska, Park, \\ haley, Reed, IBmlth of Maryland, Taylor of Ala baraa. Voting against tlie bill and for over riding the. veto: -Representatives Cooper. Jclh'ison of Utah, Kinkaid of Nebraska and Scott. Representative Garner of Texas, who voted present when the bill was passed, voted against overriding the veto. Representative Steenerson, who voted against the bill, voted present today. ‘Representative Volstead, who was paired against the bill when it passed, voted to override the presi dent's veto. Presidents Taft and Cleveland ve toed similar measures and attend) ts to override them failed. -—n REGULATIONS GOVERNING TRADING IN FUTURES Washington, Feb. 4.—Detailed regu lations to govern internal revenue collectors In enforcement of the law taxing certain classes of cotton fu tures transactions were promulgated today by the commissioner of Internal revenue. Revenue stamps, purchas able from collectors, will he used as a medium of collecting the tax Interpreting the section relating to records of persons making contracts for futures on any exchange or board of trade, the commissioner ruled that collectors would make these require ments: Name and address of contracting person, comparing record. ■Value a.id address of otlher party to contract. I >aIc contract was made. Quantity of cotton Involved, in bales and pounds. lime specified for delivery. Whether transaction js purchase or a sale. Hasis of grade of cotton, is Intsis contract i!fade, type or dcsc.itptlou of oftni if not Imsis coatraet r i ceified price per pound Hale of delivery or settlement. Method of actual fulfillment or set t lenient. .\ mount of tn\ paid All persons sending orders for eon tracts in futures must keep a record I ol like tenor. ---o STEAMSHIP SINKS IN LAKE MIEHIIiAN GOODRICH LINER IOWA CRUSHED BY ICE THREE MILES OUT FROM CHICAGO. (Chicago Fell. | The steamship Iowa of the (ioodrich Transit Com patty was mushed by lee takes and sank today three miles off this port. The crew, numbering about 1,7 men, and one passenger made their way over tille* i<v tloes to shore. A score of other ships are icebound in the great fields that line the west shop' ot Lake Michigan but the owners to night said that none of the boats was i:t danger. A report that the steamship Racine was In danger of sinking proved nit t rue. Miss IClizabeth Schmidt, stewardess, was the only woman on hoard the [Iowa She was sw ung over the sid • of title* ship to the ice pack and made her way ashore with the men. -o ANOTHER FOOD SHIP SAILS FOR BELGIUM New York, Fell. I —The steamship America, carry ing a general cargo for Rotterdam for the commission for relief in Belgium, left New York to night w ith ti.too tons of cargo. Of this 4,110 tons were donations, includ ing those from 12 different states.! How a was represented w ith iW.2 tons and Kansas with 1.772 Other states represented w th small lots included Texas. Mrs. Linden \Y. Bales, chair man of the woman's section of the commission for relief In Belgium, an nounced today that to date the wo man's section has organized :h! stales, -o I DISTRIBUTION OF WILHELMINA'S CARGO GERMAN AMBASSADOR ASKS THAT AMERICAN CONSULAR SUPERVISE DISTRIBUTION. Washington, Fell. 4.—Much interest j was manifested at the .state depart rnent today in the proposal of Fount Bernstnrff, the German ambassador' that an American consular officer su pervise the distribution of the cargo of foodstuffs on the American steam ship Wilhelmina to make sure that they reached the civilian population and not the armed forces ot Germany. As the Wilhelmina is now on the high seas and the British government has announced its purpose of detain ing her and bringing her Into port to buy the cargo, diplomatic negotiations on the subject are not expected to de velop until the ship actually is taken into British jurisdiction. The department officials declined to say whether or not American con sular officers would be authorized to supervise the distribution of the food stuffs and in BritiHh circles it was in timated that Great Britain probably would not permit the cargo of the Wilhelmina to proceed under such an arrangement, which if applied to all cargoes of foodstuffs might develop into a plan whereby grain and flour now in Germany could lie utilized en tirely for the armed forces, while the civilian population was fed by impart ed products. The German ambassador, who some daps ago notified the state depart ment that his government would guar antee that no food from (lie United iStates would he seized by the govern ment for military purposes, declared ttiat this latest proposition left no doubt as to the intention of Germany in the latter. The recent decree tn regard to wheat, corn and flour seized by the German government applied only, the ambassador asserted, tc, what already was in the country and not to that Imported from the United' States. In seizing foodstuffs intended only for the civilian population of a country, he insisted. Great Britain •\ ouid in- \ iolat ug ; rincipb s .rid de crees which she herself had declared should tie observed. j SHIP BILL DEADLOCKED ADMINISTRATION LEADERS WERE AGAIN FRUSTRATED IN EFFORT TO AMEND BILL. WILL TRY OTHER TACTICS Hope of Supporters of the Bill Now Is to Win Over Support From Pro gressives—'Republicans Are Jubilant Over Their Second Coup. Washington, Feb. t.—-Ad mlnist ra tion leaders In the senate were fins trated again today in their plan to re commit tlie government ship pilrcBtase loll with Instructions for its amend ment. Tonight they were considering a proposal to let tlie bill go to com mittee without Instructions, with a view to bringing it, up again on a mo tion to discharge the commit lee if it should fail to act promptly. Although no agreement was reached to proceed on this new line of action, the fact that the champions ot the bill found tlhemselves lacking at least two of a majority and with no possibility of changing this situation until next Monday at the earliest, led them to ponder over some other solution of tlie problem. Senators who favor the new pla t pointed out that some of the progres sive republicans and some of the In surgent. democrats are pledged mere ly to vote for a motion to recommit the hill without instructions. From these they believe pledges of support could lie procured tor a subsequent motion to discharge the commerce commission from further considera tion of Hie hill if it failed to return title measure with amendments recom mended by the caucus. Senator Fletcher, in charge of the hill, -aid he would lie willing to vnw to recommit if he could have assur ance of enough votes to carry a mo tion to discharge the committee. By such a plan, he said, the hill could lie placed before the senate again as readily as through tlie passage of the motion to recommit with Instructions. Senator Fletcher said still anofflier plan was being discussed but that It was not readv for revelutaiou. If no other way out can tie found adminis tration senators purpose preventing any vote until Senators Newlands and iSniith of South Carolina return to Washington next week. With the v ote 48 to 48 they w'ould count ui on Vice President -Marshall to break a he In their favor. All seven of the revolting demo crats are standing firm with the re publicans, so today the administra tion leaders, counting Senators la Follette end Norris with them, eouid only muster 4fi votes, white tlie repub licans had 48 votes in tihe capitol. The democrats had Hoped to have enough strength to carry their point today, but the return of Senator la-wis of Illinois, from Asheville, N. r„ was promptly offset hy the arrival of Senator Fall of New .Mexico, and Senator Penrose, long absent on ac count of illness. The republicans were jubilant over their second coup of the long legisla tive struggle over tlie bill when tlie democrats weie forced to take the floor to talk against time. Senator iRecd spent most of the afternoon dis cussing tlie immigration bill veto and Senators Camden and Hardwick of tihe insurgent democrats, defended their positions. Some of the republican leaders were inclined to force the democrats into all-night, sessions, but others deemed this to he unwise, fearing the demo crats might find some of the republi can senators absent and press a vote. -o --....... TO GRAVEL VALLEY STREET. Alderman Chris Ledwldge last night called council's attention to the fact that the city could procure a very good grade of gravel, which he si g gested be placed on Valley street down as far as the Iron Mountain depot. The suggestion met with immediate favor and council ordered the work to he done, placing the matter in the hands of a special committee ap polntetd by the mayor. This improve ment is needed and will materially altar the present appearance of tflie street. -o ■ ■- .. L lAvesMiano. Italy. Ceb. 4.— More than . iOn) bodies have been takpn from the I'jiv.ns of houses at Manta Natolia, de molished in the recent earthquake. I in addition 67 of tile fi.'iO persons In jured have died.