OCR Interpretation

The Sentinel=record. (Hot Springs, Ark.) 1900-current, February 05, 1915, Image 1

Image and text provided by Arkansas State Archives

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89051285/1915-02-05/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

All the War News WEATHER
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;
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
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
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
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
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."
(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
Mobley was scathingly arraigned by
Representative Smith ol Aslib y
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
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
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
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.
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.
The Germans Are Making Heroic Ef
forts to Stop the Advance of the
Russians in East Prussia and in the
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
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
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
it is officially announced that
British officers have been comnt'S
sioned from the ranks since the <» t
break of the war.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
Name and address of contracting
person, comparing record.
■Value a.id address of otlher party to
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
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.
(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.
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,
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
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
-o --.......
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
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
-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.

xml | txt