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The Sentinel-Record prints all the ' /% ^Jk J|V ak. . FORFr AST war news up to 2:30 each morning, ** V two hours later than any other news- jg [ -' paper reaching Hot Springs. When V I Washington. Feb. 5,-Forecast for you read It In this paper you are S^/r reading the latest I Arkansas: Fair Saturday and Sun IN HOT SPRINGS T HAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. | day. __VULUME XXXn- _HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY (>, 1915. NUMBER 276. OFFENSIVE THERE IS NO SLACKING OF THE DESPERATE FIGHTING OF THE PAST FEW DAYS. AUSTRIA LOSES TOWN TARNO > * . - Repulse of Turks at the Suez Canal Is Regarded as Only Forerunner of Big Battle That is Shortly to Follow. Russians Cross Bzura River. I/ondo:i, Kelt. 5.—'Coincident with the arrival ai the front of Emperor Nicholas tile Russians have assumed the offensive directly west of War saw and, according to a Russian offi cial statement, have crossed the Bzura river and taken some German positions. This, in the opinion of military ex perts, will, if the Russians have sui Relent forces at their disposal, break the deadlock which has existed in tin; battle in central Poland for many weeks, since it (threatens the flank of General Von Hindenburg's army ■which is engaged in the violent strug gle immediately to the southwest in an effort to break down the Russian defensive in the region of Borjimow. Tiie Russians appear, according to reports from Petrograd, to have crossed the B/ura near its junction with the Vistula and, working south ward. to have taken part of the Ger man position near Dakhova south of Sochaczew, which was the point at which the Germans made their origi nal attempt to break the Warsaw line, j This new offensive on the part of the Russians explains their anxiety to clear the right hank of ihe lower V tula of the Germans for, having ac complished this they are free of threats of an outflanking movement ‘from that direction. Still there has been no slackening in the desperate fighting which has been proceeding for some days in the woods and roads along the righi bank of the Rawka river from iliorjimow lo the Skierniew ice \\ arsavv road. Here attacks of the Germans alternate with tfliose of the ‘Russians under artillery lire whose violence has never been exceeled. In tile meantime the Russians arc making slow progress in Hast I’russii and are withstanding the attempts of the A list ro-Gcrman forces to take the offensive on tile river Niila in South era ‘Poland and on the Dunaje.e river i 11 Galicia. The Austrians admit the loss of Tarnow. Galicia, an important center possession of which by the Russians insures the main line of communications in western Galicia. In the midst of the snows of flic Garpaiihia is the two armies still are contending lor the passes w hich lea I into Hungary. The Austro-German forces drove the Russians back from the passes which they had occupied on their extreme right to the west of iDukla pass, but elsewhere the Ru> sinus claim to be making progress, or at any rate to lie holding their own Artillery engagements and a few small infantry attacks make up the sum of the operations on the western front. There are Indications, how ever. that the allies are preparing the way for an offensive movement in the Arras region where their artillery has been very busy and where they have captured some German trenches. In the Argonne region, too. the French claim to have improved their position. The failure of the Turks in their preliminary attacks on the Suez canal gives a good deal of satisfaction to Kngland. as it is felt filial the terri torial and Australasian troops en gaged there have proved their mettle. Military men express the belief that the Turkish attack was only in the nature of a feeler and that an organ ized assault will he delivered by the Ottoman army when it is able to col lect its main strength within striking distance. 'Correspondents at Cairo say that a very warm reception awaits it front the ships and troops. Germany’s threatened submarine blockade of England and Ireland still occupies the public both there and in neutral countries such as Holland and Scandinavia, which have important shipping interests. It is being taken very calmly by ship owners, who arc promised that the admiralty will take steps to counteract It and are re minded that if It were possible the Germans before this would have sunk tta isports taking troops to France. Germany to Make Another War Loan. Berlin, Feb. (By Wireless to Sayvtlle.—-According to the Overseas News Agency, a second German war loan probably will lie issued nt tin* beginnln gof March and on fuvorabl • terms, as the condition of tide money market is exceptional 1> good. German Aviators Fall Near Swi'i Border. Geneva, via iParis. Pel). (!;I7 p. m.—General Von liordunge i. staff commander of the German operations in lower Alsace, with headquarters near Altkirch, lias been I >reod by a! lie.I aviators who bombarded the headquarters to ret urn to .Muelhau sen, from which place state papers and valuables are being removed t,> iFrelburg. A German aeroplane fell at Mudorf. near the Swiss frontier at Basel yes terday. The two officers in the aero plane were seriously injured and the machine was smashed. As a result of the new German regulations for the making of bread several limndred bakers in southern Germany along the Swiss frontier have been compelled to close their shops. Ten Thousand More Men From An stralia. Melbourne, Australia, via l.oi Ion, Keb. 5.—7:15 p. in—A further expedi tionary force of ten thousand men has been offered by Australia and accept ed by tile British government. This Is in addition to reinforcements of four thousand men monthly Belgians Enter Protest. Baris, Keb. 5 5:50 p. in.—The Bel gian government has issued a protest against the recent action of Germany in annulling the exquaturs of the consuls at neutral power- in Belgium. THie United States aid Belgium agree, says the protest, that Germany has no right to annul the exquaturs. The two countries, it adds, recognize only the right of Germany to suspend the mission of consuls when military exigencies make such a step neces sary. Price of Bread Raised in Vienna. Venice, via Lolido i, Keb fi. i i" a. m.—An official decree issued in Trieste raises the price of a two pounds loaf of bread from 11 cents to lfi cents. The arai i markets in Aus tria ar« said to be in a desperate eru dition. Tb<> war bread that is being sold is composed largely of siib-t tutes for flour The people of Vienna are -aid to ha complaining of the constantly in creasing price of meat. Hogs a e re ported to be almost unobtainable. German Biplane Falls. Amsterdam. Keb. 5 \ia London Keb. fi.—2:12 a. 111.- A military bi plane fell today while flying over IPotsdam, Germany, at a lieiMlit if about 180 feet. The pilot of the ira chine and a passenger were killed. LONDON PAPERS URGE RETALIATION AGAINST ENEMY •London, Keb. ti. 11 :rt* a m. The Daily Telegraph in an editorial todav considers Germa l.v's declaration of the waters around Great Britain and Ireland and tin coast ot France an I The Netherlands as naval war zone to be proof of the economical pressure the British fleet i» exert islng and that "the German ship of state is on its beam ends." "We could, of course," says the ■Daily Telegraph, "make reprisals, for we possess twice as many underwater craft as Germany . but we could not descend to sue ha dept.i of infamy The Morning Bust characterized Tire Hague convention and the dec laration 0f London as noJhoing but a carefully prepared conspiracy en gineer by Germany against the British sea power. The paper argues that Germany now having thrown off the mask and declared for full rigor of the game, •Great Britain should throw overboard tlie w hole paraphernalia of dedal a lions and conventions with which the navy is encumbered and reply to the German threats by putting another screw in Ulie blockade. The Morning Post also urges prac tical measures such as the arming of Britisli merchant im lit and trawlers with rifles, .Maxims, bombs and ijtiick firers -not to make them belligerents but tor employment against piratical attack. ___ i AMERICAN DOCTOR MISTREATED IN VIENNA Venice, via London. Fell. 5.—7:10 p. m.~*l)r. Frank ■('. Davis, president of the American Medical Association of Vienna, lias addressed a complaint to the Vienna Neu Free Presse in which lie says that, recently lie tas been molested three times in the Austrian capital because lie spoke English. In one Instance, Hie says, a woman wanted him ejected from a street car and in another case the proprietor of a cafe ordered him to leave the estab lishment. The paper remarks in an editorial that it is unfortunate that so many citizens of Vienna forget there are many millions Americans speaking English, and says it is especially re grettable that American doctors should he so insulted at a time w lie ) they are caring for sick and wounded Austrian soldiers voluntarily and with soll'-denial. FROM BILL ALL BUI LAW REACHES HOUSE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND SENATE AMENDMENT CONCURRED IN. BILL WILL BE PASSED TDI1AV Opponents of the Measure Assert That a Bill Will Be Initiated to Re. peal the Law and Submit Question to the People. special to The Sentinel Record. Little Hock, Ark., Kelt. r>.—Passage of I he Newberry state-wide prohibi tion bill by tlie house tomorrow morning now appears certain, after which t!if measure will lie sent to Governor Hays for approval. ■titer the passage of the bill by the s* nate this morning on a vote of 22 to 2, the bill was Immediately trans ferred to the house, together with the senate amendment making the law effective January 1, ittlfi. This after noon Helote of Hot Spring county called the bill up and the house con* curred in the sonat*' amendment. The 1*111 was ordered immediately- en grossed and made special order for Saturday morning, when it will lie placed on third reading and final pas sage. ■ Practically all legislative oppn dim to the hill lha* crumbled, opponents ;d the measure contenting themselve wlth Hi-* assurance that a ill will be immediately initiated by the people to repeal the Newberry law and submit the question of prohibition to the peo ple at the general election in fhlti. In the Senate. State wide prohibition was approved by Hie senate of the Arkansas general assembly at ll:2d o’clock this morn, ing. Tito vote was Ti to 2 for passage of the measure. Senators Calvert and Hamilton were the only mem tiers Who voted in opposition Se lator Jones, who voted no. changed his vote before roll call was concluded. d'hc hill was called for third read ing by Senator J. M. Kutrell ai in die o'clock. Senator Going immediately took the floor and in a statement ex plained that he felt that it would not he fair*to the people or the state to longer delay consideration of the measure and urged immediate action upon it. "While I am not a i advocate of this measure as ii stands in its en tirely." said the member from Poin sett, "I believe that nothing further van be gained by delay. 1 was strongly in favor of submitting the question to the people for settlement but in view of t.it* vote of the senate against submission I am ready to vote on state wide prohibition. "To those who have voted with me on the question of submitting it to the people, 1 am commissioned to sav that they now are tiee to vote as their co t science dictates." Submission Fails. Opponents of the bill capitulate I when it. was found that it would he imiKtssIble to amt nd tlie measure i t cider that it might be submitted to the people for a vote. Then* was a demonstration in the galleries and even on the floor of the upper house when the vote was an nounced, but it was not such as was rxpectetd by many. The statements on the floor by numerous of the sub mission advocates, in which the> said that they expected to vote for the bill, stayed the effects of the final an nouncement. Explanations of inten tions to vote for tile measure had tillc effect of quickly and convincingly conveying the information that the bill was going to carry. Senators Calvert. Hamilton and Jones voted against the hill, but Sena tor Jones withdrew his vote of “no" and was recorded as voting “aye" when the big count was piled up for the measure. Both Senators Hamil ton a nl Calvert made statements with reference to their position. Senator Calvert went on record in a brief, but masterly, statement in which lie declared that lie had made this campaign on an anti-prohibition platform. He asserted, however, that he had changed his opinion and that his vote of "no" would be the last vot», of his life in the interest of whiskey traffic. Senator Hamilton, who comes from Camden, the homo of C.overnor Hays, asserted tiiat he believed the bill would fail to accomplish what tlie supporters of it hoped it would. II* pointed out that even the railed States government had the greatest difficulty in ion pi >g liquor out of that pnrt of Oklahoma formerly known as tlie Indian Territory. He pointed out that there would he lawless traffic in liquor and that the purposes of the bill would not he accomplished. House Hill No. Ill'S was called up at exactly lmUO o’clock by .1 M. Futrell for a third reading. Senator Clyde Going Of I'oinscU county immediately asked for the privilege ot the floor and he formally announced (Hie capitulation of the forces at whose head he had waged one of the bitterest fights that has been staged in the upper house m the handling of the liquor measures that for years have been considered by that body. Senator George F. .Jones, Pulaski county member, protested in an effort to have submitted an amendment that would exempt domestic or native wines from the provisions of the bill. He asserted tiliat numerous residents of the state had appealed to him to have such an amendment submitted. Iks motion, however wua held to he out of order. Senator John I Moore moved for third reading of the hill without d s mission. The bill was read the third time. Thirty minutes' time was al lowed each side to make statements. Senators Smith of t'olunihia, Smith of Cnion. Collins. Wasson. Ferguson, Kdmondson, liurves-, but; . Adamson and others who had been voting against the measure, declared that they had done so because they felt that it. was a question that should be submitted to the people for a vote and one that the legislature should not finally pass upon. A\ bile they de clared—practically every one of them —that they favored prohibition, tihey asserted that they believed it hut in accordance with the democratic views to submit to the will of the people. When this was found impossible, they yielded, each stated, to the will of the majority of the members of the senate. Newberry Bill. The Newberry hill as amended and passed by tilie senate reads as fol lows: "Section 1- It shall hereafter ho ii ilawful for any county judge, town or city council, or any repit sentative thereof, to issue a license or any other authority, to any corporation, person or persons to manufacture. sell, bar ter or give away alcoholic, vinous, malt, spiiitous or fermented liquors or any compound or preparation thereof ci irmonly called tonics, hitters or medicated liquors within tile state of Arkansas, and all such licenses or authority heretofore issued are here by declared to lie mill and void on and alter January 1, 1910. "Sec -. After January 1. 1910. it shall lie unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture, sell or give away or lie interested, di rectly or indirectly in the manufac tuie. sale or giving away of any alco holic, vinous, malt, spiiitous or fer mented liquors or any compound o« preparation thereof, commonly tailed tonics, hitters, or medicated liquors within the state of Arkansas "See :i. Any person, firm or cotpo* ration who slhall violate any ol the provisions of this act shall be guiltv of a felony and upon conviction shall lie imprisoned in the state peniten tiary for a period of one year. No court shall suspend sentence or per. in it a plea: of guilty to be entered and continue the cause for a second of. tense of the provisions of this act. "Sec. I. All parts of laws provid ing for the issuance of liquor lirenst In the state of Arkansas that are in conflict herewith are hereby repealed a.id this act intended to be cumulative to all present liquor laws prohibiting the issuance of liquor licenses in the state of Arkansas. “Sec. 5. This act being necessary for tthe immediate preservation of the public health, peace and safety, shall he in effect from and after its pas sage." Women Suffrage Resolution Indorsed in House. Ity a vote of 51 to lk the house of representatives tonight adopted the senate joint resolution No. 5, ca'ling for the submission of women sufftage to a vote of the people, it is an empty victory for the suffragettes unless one of the three amendments already pro posed through some unforeseen rea sen should not lie certified out and placeti on the ballots, because only three amendments can lie voted on at atiy one election. HORSES TEETH . 'LLED. Chicago, Fell. .V—Cement tilling for the teeth of war horses is among the munitions of war being contracted for h\ the warring nations, according to a cement concern here today. Animals heretofore reject d af the St l.onis and Chicago markets lie cause of diseased teeth will be ac ceptable to army purchasers after treatment, it was said BALL PLAYERS BALK. Montgomery. Ala., Fell. 5.—Jud Daley, outfielder; Pat Cray, catcher, an ! McLeod, a pitcher, members 01 the Montgomery Southern Association team last year, today announced that they had returned unsignei, contracts offered them by the Little Rock cluh which secured the Montgomery fran chise Terms offered by tile Little Rock management, the players said, were not satisfactory. CARNEGIE TESTIFIES DEFENDED FOUNDATION WHICH HEHAS ENDOWED AND DENIED THEY WERE A MENACE. ROCKEFELLER A WITNESS The Manner of the Two Men Was Widely Different on the Stand, Car negie Being Jovial While Rockefel ler Was Serious. New York I'oli —John l> Kooko I el lor Sr., and Andrew Cane aie testi lied today before the federal eoninils sion on indnstri.il relations. They de fended llio foundations wl.nch they have endowed, and neither would my he believed that the institutions con stituted a menace to the religions po litical or educational liberty of the people of the 1 ntted States. A desire to promote the welfare ol mankind, and that alone, they said, prompted them t« establish the foun dations which bear their names. Widely difieri it was the manlier • it "Ividli these two men faced till? com mlssion' and th uud ence, w hlch wa» fumjioseJ larzc'y of representatives of labor, socia'ists. individualists and n embers of t.n industrial Workers of the \V orld. Mr. Carnegie went to the witness stand from a seat in the audience. Hi* declined to mi while reading an ewers to a list of questions submitted by tne '• .rmiii t ion or w hile hr was being int "'.- gated. ■Mr Cam: n yvas in a jovial moo 1. The answers ne gave to questions caused the audience and the eoniinls sJone-rs to roar with laughter more than once. Mr Carnegie i njoyed tlicit. When lie leli the stand lie said lie had not spent Midi a pleasant aft ernoon in many years. In his testi mony .Mr. Carnegie revealed that up to the close of last year his donations totalled $:’L'4,<;h7,:::t:i nis present business, he said. y\us to do all th** good he could in this world He sketched the growth of liis steel busi ness and said lie "never bad such a good time in his life" as when he was talking to |»is employes Tin* men liked him. lie said, "when they call you Andy instead of Andrew or Mr t arnegie, yon know the boys are join ft tends," said he. Mr. Carnegie invited the eonimis sioners to visit (lie'Carnegie Institute in Pittsburg. Commissioner Walsh informed him that the commissioners planned to iliold hearings in Pittsburg at a later date and that it might ac cept. his Invitation. Mr. Rockefeller's appearance a> a witness was a surprise. It, wa learned after he left the stand that fb-rgeant-ut Arms Ivgan went yester day to Pocantico Hitik. the Rocke feller country estate, and gave him the list of questions that itad been prepared for him. He asked Mr. Rockefeller whether lie would uppfar voluntarily a- a witness. Mr. kk.-cke feller replied that lie would lie very glad to do so. He promised to appear Hat unlay morning. Wliilc Mr Carnegie was on the stand, Mr. Rockefeller's private si-cre. iar,\ presented to Chairman Walsh a note containing answers to the ques tions submitted to Mr Rockefeller and said that his employer was out side and- that if the answers did not suffice he would like to lie put on I lie witness stand immediately, lie was asked to wait in a room being used by the commissioners until Mr. Car negie had concluded. , Mr Rockefeller was assisted to the witness stand liv members of ids pi-r sonal staff. Seating himself witn much difficulty, be leaned across a little table in front of him anti looked at the audience When he started tu read iliis answers his voice was scarcely audible. After lie had fin ished his statement he folded bis hands and looked inquiringly ai the commissioners. Mr Rockefeller ap. fieared to have aged considerably since lie last gave testimony in pub lie. He spoke very slowly and calmly. He declared that ills sole motive was to devote a portion of his fortune to tlie services of Ids fellow men. He said lie regarded the right to rescind Hie charters of tllie foundations us suf ficient guarantee against abuse of the funds. He told about his meeting with J. F Weiborn. president of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, and W. h. MacKen/.ie King at a time when ttiere was labor trouble in 'Colorado. He answered all the ques tions that had been asked him. He told how lie directed his bus! ness enterprises anil the part he plat i'd in the ad min 1st ratio.) of the foundations, lie said lie would accord all men lllie right to organize, work ing men and business men as well, provided they kept within the proper limitations In tespecl to the law uad to safeguarding the general interests of the public Mr. Rockefeller said he .would "he happy to surrender” ins holdings either in whole or in part and let the workers have a voire in the hoard of directors just as all other stockhold ers do. thus giving them some ot tlie profits of tlheir labors. He would ho very happy. also lie said, to see tlie workers he liis partners in business. As for tlie $100,000,000 lie had given to the Rocvvefeller foundation revert ing to himself or his heirs in ths event of tlie legislature rescinding the charter of tlie foundation, Mr. Rocke feller said lie had never "allowed him sell to worry about that. He declared tiliat he had a great deal of etuifidni e in the American people and their goodness. Integrity and eommon sense, said lie. were stlf ficient senility tor the foundation. I.Mr. Rockefeller had never consid ered Hie grievances submitted to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company by its employes. He isiinted out that lie was a retired .business man and had been such for many years. The commission tomorrow will con clude its hearings in this city, which have been i:t progress for three weeks. MANY BELGIANS ARE FACING STARVATION! PLEA THAT WAS PROMPTLY AN SWERED MADE FROM SEDAN RELIEVED MANY. Namur, Belgium, via l.olidon, Feb. ti pin. 'Thousands of women, children and aged men in those por tions of northern Ftauce lying along the .Meuse river which are occupied by I lie (i. tmans, are facing starva tion with no hope of relief except tin' food thut tile American commission for relief in Belgium is sending south from Namur. Curts drawn by horses supplied by tile Herman army ar,- being used for the transportation of food through the mountains of some sections. Se dan, Montherme, Nottzon, Charleviile, Moliom, Mezleres and scores of other villages ar • absolutely without food excepting the rations tliut the Herrnuu soldiers share wit It the civilians. The bridges over the Meuse were burn, d by the French when they re treated. Tin- Hermans built pontoon bridges and consequently water trans portation is absolutely cut off in a large territory. A messenger walked 150 miles from Sedan to Namur tear ing a message from the mayor of the former place to Hie relief commis sion. The message said: In the name of the 12,000 Inhabi tants of Sedan 1 have the honor of bringing to your notice the following condit ions: "After six months of war without resources, we have now reached the extreme state and are dying of hun ger anil sickness for want of nourish ment and inedlcindS Therefore 1 ap peal to you in behalf of my fellow citizens. I know beforehand that it will he sufficient to inform you brief iv mat your great republic, a slater it France, may do ail in her power to help us in tliis calamity which is hope! ss without your aid. Receive for yourself and the American gov rnuient our greatest thanks for your generous and noble work. "W. MOLITiOR.” The commission sent an inspector 10 Sedan and lie also visited many other towns, finding appalling condi tions along the Meuse and Setuoy rivers. At (11 vet crowds gathered about the motor car bearing the commis sion's banner and pleaded for bread. \t. Monthereni,1 the burgomaster said lltttt many civilians were starving rather than appeal to the soldiers for food. As the railway was operating to t'ivet, three car loads of flour were ordered there immediately. After the arrival of the flour the burgomaster -aid to the commission's inspector: "We have dreamed of such gener osity as that of your country, but we never had an example of it before the arrival of that flour." —————a WATER REACHES UNION DEPOT IN CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, Feb. 5. The union de pot of several railroads entering the city will be vacated by them tomor t ow on account of a predicted flood stage of 55 feet. The rising waters of the Ohio late today tore from their moorings a coal fleet consisting of twenty-five loaded and thirteen empty barges and swept down the river as were several shanty boats which sank and a few men and women occupying them had narrow escapes. The Woodruff and nearly al! the barges wer? save^*. LARRMZA ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES MAY WITHDRAW THEIR REPRESEN TATIVES TO MEXICO. STATE DEPARTMENT IS SII ENT Since Carranza Moved Hi# Headquar ters to Vera Cruz His Relations With the Representatives Have Not Been Cordial. Washington, Feb. 5.-45o serious lias the friction become between the * arranza government and members ol the diplomatic corps in Mexico t.'ity Unit till<-» withdrawal of many foreign legations is now threatened. Some of the prominent diplomatic! representatives of European countries already have cabled their home gov ernments suggesting that inasmuth as communication is growing more and more restricted and little respect is given them by the Carranza au thorities, it might lie advisable to untie with other governments in a movement to abandon all foreign lega lions in Mexico. State department officials tonight declined to discuss tilts phase or the situation. As the American embassy has been closed since (be rupture with •he Huerta government, the action o.i the part of the other diplomatic mis sions is being considered without con. suiting the United Stales so far as is Known. The plan of the diplomatic corps in Mexico City, which is understood to he acting as a u nit. is to leave af lairs in Mexico in charge of consular officers. This would mean practical ly a severance of diplomatic relations by all coil tit ries ami present a unique status for Mexico in the family of nations. 'I lie situation in the Mexican capi tal lias been replete with diplomatic embarrassments since the rapid changes in executive authority en sued When General Carranza in his capacity as "first chief” of the con-tf. tutionalist army first abandoned Mex ico City mid moved his capital to Vera Cruz, lie Invited the diplomatic corps to accompany him. The dipio mats formally declined on the ground that such a step might tie construed us a recognition of Ms government. S-inee then (lie relations between Car lanza and the foreign diplomats in Mexico City have not been cordial. The return of the Carranza authority to (Mexico City, where General Obre gon is in command, lias now devel oped Into a menacing situation be cause the latter has threatened by direction of Carranza to deport the Spanish minister unless Angel De Case, who claims to he a confidential agent of the Spanish government, is surrendered from his hiding ulace in the Spanish legation. He is accused ol complicity in the Villa movement. With the strict censorship on press di-patrlhos, the most rigorous known in Mexico in years, and the difficul ties of foreign diplomats in communi cating with their home governments, tile situation Jias caused much anx iety among officials and diplomats here. Some of the embassies hero tried a few days ago to commiinitat« with their missions* in ‘Mexico City and had the cipher messages returned to them, the Mexican telegraph offi cials refusing to receive them. Since then there has been a modificataion of tlie embargo o;i code messages hut diplomats declare the uncertainties of communication have not been re moved. So far as i.s known from official telegrams, the City ot Mexico is quiet. Comparatively little news of military activity in the southern section reached the slate department today. No reply had been received to the telegram sent by Acting Secretary Lansing to the Brazilian minister to exercise his good offices in behalf of Angel Do iCaso and officials admitted the meagerness of their information about the situation. PROHIBITION IN OREGON. Salem, Ore , Keb. 3.— In accordance with the electorate's views expressed last. November, the lower house of the Oregon legislature by a vote of .">8 to 3’ passed today a bill prohibiting the s;Je or manufacture of liquor within tliA -tate except for sacramental pup. | i»Vs ’ jyslctans are permitted to admln ist'fWftquor personally a id ituporta tic *>f two quarts monthly is allowed intjviduais for private use. | he hill no.v goes to the senate.