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The 6l’u,,n«l-H«cord prints *11 the nt*wg up l0 2: oO each morning, wuig later than any other news* P»Per reaching Hot Springs. When you read it in this paper you are flading the latest. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE PULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORl\OVER LEASED WHIES. ' -.~V WEATHER FORECAST Washington, March 27.—Forecast for Arkansas: Fair Sunday and Mon day. VOLUME XXXIII. TWELVE PAGES HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1915. TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 5. 610 SUCCESS WEATHER MARS ATTENDANCE FROM BOTH LITTLE ROCK AND SOUTHWEST POINTS. IDE HIGHWAY IS NOV OPEN Festivities at the Eastman Hotel Last Night Attracted Large Crowd ard Dance Proves the Most Popu lar of Season's Social Calendar. The celebration here over the •pening of the new Memphis, Dallas and < Suit railroad and the opening of ih.> new Little Hock-Hot Springs highway had its attendance marred BOtnewnat by the extreme coni weather and the threatening clouds, but even under the adverse condi tions th're were many auto parties from Little Rock, and two trains over the new railroad brought In a large attendance from the southwest portion of the state. '\mong the notable arrivals from T/ttle Hock were Secretary of State Karl 'lodges, who braved the ele ments of early Saturday morning, and brought his large touring ear filled with family and friends. County .Judge Asher, who for the splendid road building he nas been accomplishing around Kittle Rock has been termed the “Good Roads Man" of Arkansas, also was among the visitors, as was Sheriff Hutton or Pulaski county. And they all pre dict that when this new road has been used a little while, and is well ^mcked.. it. .will truly be accepted as the ‘Vicenic Highway of Arkansas.’ The Memphis, Dallas and Gulf rail road excursions were delayed in ar One of the curves along the “Scenic Highway of Arkansas,” showing how the new roadway winds about tit rough the hills and valleys to leach by the most acceptable route the summit of 'Ten Mile Hill.” bugle corps enlivened the parade 10 no small degree. The racing program was run in a more satisfactory ainnner tnan is the custom. The horses were brought, out promptly by M, ssrs Wolf and Williamson, who served as paddock judges, and Starter Simon Cooper, assisted by Mr. Fred Schrader, sent the fields away tx> good starts, .lack Dempsey, one of the best known sport writers of the west, pr sid ■ 1 in the Judge's stand. The first race wtc for the harness horses, and hut four went to the post, but they finished in as exciting a race? as could he wanted over any course. In the first heat Jim O'Shea, handled by Oaten, won by a nose front Eva Moore, wltn Sigmund K. tliiul. The time was 1: In for the half-mile heal. I*t dn> se.-mtd race Jim O'Shea repealed. winning :>y half a length front Sigmund K. the cintend. r in this heat, and with Era A gradual ascent along the "Scenic Highway of Arkansas." near the j tip-top of "Ten Mile Hill," and which is one of the highest altitudes of t-li s ' new roadway connecting Little Rock with Hot Springs. Near this point ) is a top of the mountain cold spring, which will he concreted, and desig nated "Mooney Spring,” in honor of County Judge Mooney, whose efforts rtnade this highway possible j rival, but there were more I ban ■fourteen ears .packed to the guards, and the visitors entered into t.vo l spirit of the celebration in happy ^mood after they had visited the city and refreshed themselves They had Ibeen on the train during the entire ! forenoon, and did not have time to at tend the afternoon program at the Oaklawn course because of having to lunch on arrival The parade at I o'clock yesterday afternoon was one ol the biggest and best that has been formed in this city in years. It might have been termed truly an automobile parade, for there was probably more than fifty cars in the lineup. The parade through the city was under the supervision of Grand Marshul Dr. Leonard Bills, and Thief of Police Ellison rode at the head with a dozen mounted police. Tail f Tate of the fire department had his splendid n. w fire fighting equipment in the lineup. The Moose drum and bugle corps offered the first music of the parade, after which were gentlemen and ladies on horse back. The A! G. Field’s world famous min strel and baud was next in line, fol lowed by the usual parade, and this led up to the auto lineup. Harry A. Jones, W. W. Waters and Gus Strauss were first in the auto lineup, followed by Supt. Dr. Purks of the IHbt Springs reservation and a party of friends. The business Institutions of the city were well represented in tile floats that followed the auto parade, and there were many of these, repre senting all the various business lines or thj city. The Bachman's circus band and the Ragles' drum and classy, and tney made a splendid race- Harabello (Geary) was first by a neck from Consoler (Rawson), and Cral'ton was third. Much interest had been aroused in the ten-mile motorcycle race and it fulfilled every expectation of the crowd. "Hill” Stevens of the Public l'tiiit es, on a Pope, won this race. Stevens not awa> with a great lead and a as never headed. In the sec ond mile something went wrong with his machine, but “Bill,” bending low over the handlebars, put one band on a valve and went sailing around the track, finishing in 1 I minutes and iO seconds. Jo-“ Mabel, riding an In dian. was second. Mabel is a very daring rider. 'Die curves didn't botner Mini in the least In fact, when he came to the serves he seemed to !■ t or out all the more, WlThim Woodcock, also tin an In dian. was third. The last race of the day "its a 2.V mile event for automobiles, with the following starters; Hinton i Ford). Williamson I Pagel, Mr Williams (Ha.vnes), White (Over nndi, Kiipie (Chalmers), Snyder i Ford). This proved to be the irmsl excit ing event of the day. Williamson took a good lead and held it until the ninth mile, when, as the ears snot past tli" grand stand, McWilliams sent his Haynes in the lead, bringing tlie crowd to its foot McWilliams maintained his lead to the finish, winning the race in ;i(> minutes and 2d seconds. Williamson was second: Snyder ran third and Million was fo irtli. The state hull, put on in tile beau tiful hall room of tlo* Hotel Kastman last night, was prettily planned and superbly executed atul proved a gala success. Tlie man fashionable guests at tlie Arlington and Kastman were in attendance and tlie city's social set. had a good representation, while t hero wa.- a liberal sprinkling of Kil tie Itnek belles and beaux amid tlie gay throng. The Hotel Kastman management must be applauded for the brilliancy of tlie decorations. Tlie entire en semble, when the ball was at its height, was delightful to look upon. Merchants' Prizes. Tho merchants who gave away prizes Saturday to customers visiting and registering at their stores an nounce the winners were a- follows: Moore third The time of this event was 1:12. In the 'first ruuniUK rave at half n mile. Louis Jacobs was returned the winner by a margin of half a length 1 ver Spotless, which was second, and Saint Dunstain, third. Keil. a had actor at the post, and an add Jd ’Concrete and steel bridge on new Little Hock-Hot spring* highway as seen front the Iron Mountain railroad. This is the longest and most sub stantial highway bridge in Arkansas. starter, lived up to his reputation,, and stayed at the post. The pony race brought out a neat and interesting scramble for honors. There were ten to go to tlie post. Cannon Ball (Sims) was first. Jones town (Kinsey) was second, and Bail (Green) was third. Tlie next running ra.' t brought out the class of the runners. The fie d was small hut the horses looked Mrs. 'Samuel Katz, Kastman Hotel, drew the prize at A. .Mendel's. 'Miss HJthel ■Carpenter. Rhodes Fur niture Co., drew the prize at Duffles. I.Mrs. Lottie Slayton. 715 South ave nue, drew tile prize at Mrs. Seay's. (Holly Richards. Benton, Ark., drew the prize at H, Strauss & Co. '.Miss Khnnia Cross, Topeka. Kan. drew the prize given by Mrs. Huff. 'Mrs. N. K. Brown, 515 South Bor * *, \ & 'i SLIPS FROM ORAPPLERS SUNKEN VESSEL HAD BEEN RAISED FIFTY FEET WHEN CHAINS SNAPPED. PLUNGES TO THE BOTTOM Streams of Bubbles Indicate That the Vessel is Filling With Water and Wrecking Crew Continues to Work All Night in Effort to Raise Her. Honolulu, Mann U7.—Streams ol bubbles continuing to come to the surface of the ocean, indicating that the submarine F-4 rapidly was filling with water, caused naval officials lato today to docdo to continue throughout the night the work of try ing to raise the sunken craft. Brilliant moonlight assisted the operations. Crowds continued early tonight to Tine the water front, among them weeping relatives of the ill-fated crew. Mrs. Edo, wife of Lieutenant Ede, commander of the F-l, is prostrated. The powerful dredger California, from tne Pearl Harbor naval station, had lifted the F t fifty feet when a chain loop attached to the disabled o.aft slipped and the F-4 settled back again on the bed of the ocean. Immediately, however, fresh ef forts were begun to secure another grip on the hulk. Owing to the great depth- fifty fathoms—of the submarine's resting place and the peculiar formation of the ocean's floor at tnat point out side Honolulu ha.'bor, the task of passing chains under the vessel Is extremely difficult. Divers cannot work effectively at that depth and the easting about, for a hold is neces sarily more or less haphazard. The rescuers worked with feverish haste today, cheered by confident predictions of officers that life still would be found iu some of the F-4’s crew if the boat, could be raised to the surace before* uignt. There were numerous heart-break ing mishaps Diu.v a cable, groaning with life Mead weight of the hulk, suddenly subset),, releasing its hold on the F-l. Later, just after a chain hud boeij successfully passed under the vessel, it slipi d off the smooth plates. The disappointment of the workers readied its climax when tne hulk, after having been raised the full .To feet again shook off the chain and sank. The submarine had then been under water more titan 54 hours. Air bubbles rising to the surface today were taken to indicate that at least one of the F-l's three compart ments had burst. It is believed that the bodies of most of the crew will be found in t.ie forward compartment, the smallest and strongest of the three. Relatives of the crew residing here refuse to abandon hope and appealed to the naval officers to hasten the work of raising the craft. -o--— JAPANESE CRUISER TO ASSIST WRECKED VESSEL San Francisco, March i’7.—Mes sages to .1 O. Davis, collector of tie: port, say the Japanese cruiser Chi lose left Monterey bay at I a. in. to day. after a stay of several hours, presumably for the wreck of the Jap anese cruiser Asama, off the coast of Lower C'uliornia, where salvage op erations are under way. •Collector Davis recalled the United States revenue cutter McCulloch, or d rtd to investigate the visit of the Japanese war vessel. BOSTON DEFEATS ATLANTA. Ailanta, Ga.. March 27.—The Bos ton Nationals defeated the Atlanta (Southern Association) team in an exhibition game here today, 2 to I. der. drew the prize at Woodcock & Lawson's. Mrs. ft. w. Breedlove, Bryan Hotel, on Whittington, drew the prize at iSifon (Menders'. Mrs. Ft. C. Maypole, at Arlington Hotel, drew the prize given by the Southern Palace. The merchants who have reixfrted to date say that the giving of prizes in that mauner was very satisfactory. ON VERGE OF HARROWING STORY OF STRONG FORT TAKEN WITHOUT ‘A SINGLE STONE TURNED.” NATIONS BROUfiHT DEATH Heavy Penalties Provided For Eating Double Ration in Single Day Was Not Sufficient to Keep Starved Soldiers From Eating. Berlin, March 27, via London.—A striking story of the last days of tho Austrian stronghold of f'rzemysl has been sent by the correspondent of the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger at Aus trian press headi)natters, who ob tained his information front an Aus trian aviatyr lieutenant named Stanger. The lieutenant and idiot captain, Lehmann, were tne only aviators who left the Przemysl fortress on the last day of its resistance, who have as yet reported to the Austrian author! ties According to Lieut. Stanger tho Russians at first had six reserve di visions around the foil, latter this force was reduced to four divisions, but subsequently' it received some re inforcements. Troops from a division of Hunga rian reserve militia, known as the Honved, undertook the first sortie from the fortress December it They reached Birea. half way to Sanok. Another Austrian division worked its way toward this place from Hie Car patnians, and the two divsions were near each other when they were com pelled to return hy a strong gather ing of Russian troops. As early as December the rations of the defenders grew scarce and the, allotments were cut down. They vir tually gave out March IS. Bread had long since been unknown Horse meat and rice lasted the longest. Tho condition of the defenders was In every way precarious. Two hun dred died a day during the last few days of the siege, and there were no fewer than iis.unn men in the nos pltal. It was consequently decid d March IS to make a final attempt to break through the Russian line, lint tile attempt was doomed to failure before it was undertaken. I£#ch soldier received two cans of preserved meat, Hie Vast of tho rations remaining on hand. At. I hr same time he was forbidden under severe penal lies to line both the.-.o nans on the first day. The men woo violated this order, and there werj many, suffered for the reason that their weakened stoniaelis were un able to digest tliis unwonted amount of food. The llonvrds and some older troops sallied otu on this last expedi tion singing, hut tlie flesh was weak er tlisn the spirit it took them seveu hours to march seven kilometers (four miles) and many exhausted in. ti were left along tne way. Tlie Russians had plenty of time >o prepare for the meeting with these hungry and weary soldiers. Tlie ex pedition fought bravely, but it was forced to retreat at 10 o’clock in tlij morning. It had to return a distance of 1C kilometers (10 iniies) before it reached the protection of the forts. Nevertehless the Honvedts came hack singing, as they had pone out. Tlie Russians, who saw tlie condi tion of tne captives made by them j how desperate was tlie plight of the garrison, made an effort to lak j at least one of tlie Austrian forts, la the beginning they had only old can non, but latterly' they had been sup plied with modern pieces of artillery. They began tluir bombardment tlie night of March 2t». only a few hours after the exhausted members of the expeditionary force nad returned to the forts 1 The attack against the east front followed, but it. was repulsed with sanguinary resistance. The com mandant decided that the fortress must be held until 5 o’clock in the morning of March 22. Preparations were made to destroy tlie fortifications and the artillery. Fuses w. re so scarce that lengths burning only three minutes had to ba used to set off the charges. Some (JT these contained as much as 1,5i>0 kilograms (over 3,000 pounds) of ex plosives. ■Four balloons witn ten men ami r«i*jr uroplwn with Mifat men loft the yoriress during the last days ol' flic \iege. Only Captain Lehmann aud LiVutenant Stanger have been .heard fnom. 'Live MOissian officers and two thousand soldiers, prisoners of war, were in thoVortress when It fell An Austrian officer was posted on the ruins of capli fort, and provided with a white flagy He was instructed to make this aninyuncement to the Itussluns: \ His excellency cVtnnot hold the fort, any longer on account of the lack of provisions, and no Laves everything to the chivalry of the enemy." 1‘rzetuys! finally fell, tile* corre spondent of the Uikal Anzeigtr de clares, but not a single stonuyhad brcii captured by armed force. \ MORGAN IN LONDON TO ARRANGE FINANCES London, M arch -7—7:15 p. in.— Tho Liverpool Evening Express says that. J. P. Morgan, who arrived in London yesterday from New York, lias route to England to see David Lloyd-Oeorge, the British chancellor of the excnequer, with a view to ar ranging credit in tho United States hy means of treasury notes and thus prevent inn the trausferrauco of boI.I from Great Britain to America. -o ROBBERS’ RICH HAUL. Salt laiko City, March 27.—'Two a. tiled robbers locked It. G. Whitaker of the Uta.i Finance Company in the vault of his office about ti o’clock this evening and escaped with $5,000 wortli of diamonds and $525 in cash. ----- SINKS KNIFE DEEP INTO APPROPRIATIONS GOVERNOR HAYS CUTS DEEPEST INTO THE INSANE ASYLUM APPROPRIATION. Special to The Sentinel-Record. Little Rock, March 27.—Governor Mays tonight disposed of all the ap propriation bills of the recent legis lative session by vetoing a total of $595,000. This leaves effective $2, 490,000 of appropriations, the original amount being in excess of three mil lion dollars turned over to the gov ernor by the legislature. Governor Buys estimates revenue of the state for the next two years to be $2,180,000. which will leave a bal ance of $700,000 to the credit of the state at the end of the period. Deducting from this $550,000 war rants now outstanding, will still leave the slate in tne clear by $150. ooo, which, he believes, will take care of all deficiencies during the two-year period and leave the state on a cash basis, with warrants at 100 cents on I he dollar at the end of his administ rat ion. lie issued a. lengthy statement with the vetoes, explaining that the exces sive approp. B jt; by the legisla ture with no theial relief, had forced on him tne I • expC.v of a lib eral use of the veto po> dr-end that he believed tho thinking element of the slate will stand back of hlO. ac tion. Me deplored the action of sMU persons in spreading extravag. ( stories of the state's financial atloi?-*' tlon, and declared these lt«il neen cir culated partly to force '.ini to call an extra session of t’:„ legislature, and to force on the state, through his ad ministration, a million dollar bond debt or tax raise, both of which ho opposed He declared emphatically lie will oppose the creation or deficiencies during his administration and will endeavor not to leave his successor a heritage of deficiency bills as was left him. in the sum of $140,000. The state agricultural schools were each cut $10,000, or $!in all. Kach has $15,000 loft, which the gov ernor sa>s will take care of them. The State University lost $73,000 by vetoes; t;i.; state hospital for nerv ous diseases $137,000, including $55, Otto for a new laundry Bnd annex and $55,000 for attendants' help. The general appropriation bill taking cans of ail the state departments lost $500,000, including traveling expen ses of the tax commission, iioard of healih and department of education. The item of $27,500 for reprinting the supreme court reports also was cut from this act, aud about $20,000 for other printing purposes. The state treasurer's office lo*t the sal ary of two clerks and the hoard of health one clerk. The Confederate Home, Tubercu losis Sanitarium and Medical Cbilege, 'Blind School, Deaf Mute Institute, and Reform School had small cuts Tlie branch normal, Pine Bluff, lost $17,000 out or $49,000. The State Normal was not cut. The governor ridicules the notion that any institution will be closed by the trimming, but expects biting criticism from many quarters. PRINZ EITEL MAY INTERN GOVERNMENT MAY FORCE THE GERMAN VESSEL TO TAKE THIS COURSE. TIME BELIEVED UP TO LEAVE C(rie of the Big VeMels of the Navy to Be Sent to Newport New* to See\That the Prim Eitel Does Not Violate^ Neutrality Order*. Washington,^-'arch 27.—The Gor man commeree^^stroyer Prim Kit el Friedrich will beVtaterned at Nec port News by ordo\ of the Wasulng lon government witTW a few days, according to opinions ^upremed hero tonight in official quarters. No ono in authority, however, would discuss the ship’s status. \ There was little doubt th>^t a time limit for tlie making of ropamlL to the Kitel had been set by tho gtovern moral, and that the limit is close; to expiration. It appeared to be the general opiu • Ion that Commander Thierichens would not ask tnat his ship be In terned but would wait out Ills time limit and compel tho government to act. It was suggested to officials today that the presence of numerous Brit ish horse transports at Newport News might serve to delay the de parture of the Ritel should her com mander determine to attempt a dash to sea past the patrol of warships said to be maintained by the allies off the heritor and beyond the turee mile limit, tinder neutrality laws, no belligerent warship may leave [tort witnin 21 hours after the departure of an enemy merchant craft By sail ing in and out of the harbor at fre quent Intervals the British merchant skippers could delay the Eltel’s dash If they so desired. With tlie sin p’s release from the vigil off the Virginia capes, it is re ported search will be made for tho Prinz Wilhelm, another German raider, of which notning has been heard for many weeks. Secretary Daniels said It was in tended to place one large vessel on guard to support the submarines and destroyers which have been on duty since Hie German commerce destroy er Prinz Biter Friedrich reached Newport News. Heavy ships had been employed In neutrality duty at Boston and New York, the secretary said, and it was thought best to take similar precautions at Hampton Hoads as the smaller vessels would lie handicapped in tho event of heavy weather. All Enlisted Men Ordered to Return l,.. to Their Ships. oq Philadelphia, March 27.—The an thbl For or the Philadelphia navy yard ton, V. notified the superin tendent ol thee ■tfWiUdqftihiH police to notify all enlisted men w WiRvu.* * - found to report at the navy yard at 8 o’clock Sunday morning. The re quest to tho police was signed by Commander Hindis of the battleship Ohio Battleship Alabama Ordered to Hampton Roads. ■Washington. March 557.—The battle ship Alabama of the reserve fleet was ordered to Hampton Roads tonight on “neutrality duty.’* according to an announcement from the navy depart ment. The battleship is at the Phila delphia yards. The Alabama is the tiagship Rear Admiral James M. Helm, c mander-in-chief of the Atlantic serve fleet. Secretary Daniels Admiral Helm would decide for self whether or not to aecompar ship. Naval officials said the Ah probably would not be able t. away until some tame ton (Sunday) as it w-ou!d be ne not only to round up the men her crew who had been give liberty, but also to take ou st the snip needs coal, It was might not be able to leave f| ton Roads before Minday n I The fact that orders wer the Alabama's commander late hour tonight, however, that there was some urger matter, not explained by Daniels. There was here tonight M that. CONTINUED