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The Sentinel-Record prln war news up to 2:30 eai'i two hours later than any oth paper reaching Hot Springs you read It In this paper reading the latest. VOLUME XXXIII. \WEATH ^''FORECAS'I Washington, March 29.—Forecast for Arkansas: Rain Tuesday; Wed nesday fair. NUMBER 6. SEND TROOPS ON ADVICE OF GENERAL FUN STON, WAR DEPARTMENT TAKES ACTIVE STEPS. CALLS IT "DEMONSTKATION" Bryan certain Orders Have Been Given by Mexican Generals Not to Permit Any Firing That Would Go Across the Border Into Texas. Washington, March '.Mb—At the suggestion of Major General Fun ston. commanding the American forces on the border. Acting Secre tary Breckinridge of tlie war depart ment today ordered three batteries of tlie Third Held artillery to Browns ville, Texas, as a demonstration to tihe Mexican forces contending for possession of iMatamoros that Amer ican lives and property must not be eti langered by firing across the line. A regiment of infantry also was or dered held in readiness at Texas Citv to tie moved to 'Brownsville on short notice should it be needed. These precautions were deemed necessary, although assurances had been given by both Carranza and Villa agencies here that no shooting across the line would be permitted. Secretary Bryan said orders had been sent by tlie commanders of each fac tion to their troops in and about iMatamoros to see that no shots en tered America nterritory. The attacking force is finding IMatamoros a difficult nut to crack, according to state department ad vices today, iwhich said L’uii met deai.i _In tije first assault on the Carranza trenches Saturday, while tlie defend ers lost only eight killed uml Hi wounded. It was report* 1 that both sides were receiving reinforcements, including artillery. Many wounded Villa soldiers have been brought to (Brownsville, but only those in most urgent need of attention will be per mitted to cross the line hereafter. The Villa agency here received today a dispatch from Brownsville saying that only a small part of the Villa army operating against Mata tnoros took part in Saturdays action and giving the losses on that day at 300 killed and wounded. "Although the confidential agency is informed that tlie Carranza force defending Matamoros lias deliberate ly entrenched itself in t-ucli a posi tion as to compel the attacking con vention troops 10 f.re in tdie direction of Brownsville," the statement added, "assurance is given that, tlie fire of the convention army will be directed with a careful consideration of the lives and pro,»erty on tue American side. "Delay in the final attack on IMatamoros w ill be necessary in order to give time for the convention forces to maneuver into such positions as will minimize the possibility of bul lets falling on American soil.” Tlie situation at Mexico City as sumed another of its rapid changes today when Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British amliassador, called to Secre tary Bryan's attention a report lie hud received from the Mexican capi tal that tlie Zapata forces under Gen eral Garza were about to abandon the city again and that General Obregon, tlie Carranza chieftain in the vicinity, was moving forward to reoccupy it. The ambassador is understood to have asked wliat precautions for the (protection of foreigners, were contem plated by the American government in this event. Secretary Bryan said later that no reports of the Intended evacuation had reached the department. He characterized such information as had been received as •'suggestions as to what might happen," referring ap parently to the statement ot the British ambassador. Earlier the sec retary said assurances had been re ceived from General Garza that the food situation in Mexico City would l>e taken care of satisfactorily l>y the (present garrison. (British officials also are understood to he concerned over reports that the Carranza garrison at Tampico might withdraw, burning the town and pos sibly the oil wells of the district in its retreat toward Vera Cruz. The Tampico oil supply is understood to b^ of vitul importance to British naval operation- and British, as well as American capital, is invested in the wells. The state department had no information as to these reports, k During the day navy department ^Wiessages reported quiet along the yi^^t coast of Mi x eo except Hear jlj^fcnia. in the State ot Jalisco a. - 15 milt* William* tlis went era! <';tiranl chiefs’ no correspond agents of foreign region. It was annonnct partinem that the A r steamer Benito .Inarez. hi pu in Me\iean o . alsl carry ai ms a nd ammunition^ one reason for ne^ 1 tion. Jt The Benito Itiarez l,ro visional American reg^ny ro<en.,ly tint it has been assail'd by Mexican officials that, her previous Mexican registry was net* surrendered. I)c-1 partinent officijrfff "ere still n dee ■ today as to j^P^ther t ns was neces | sary before^Bmerican registry could I lie granted,^/ I Three BaMfr es of Artillery Sent to 'p'/ Brownsville. San Ajjjjjrrn i o, Texas, Match 2:' Three natAeiie- of the Third field ar tillery, inc inUng +50 men and 12 gun . in comm; MU K’ol. George W. Van Peusen, ; ^Hntraining tonight for Frovvnsvil ^^JRd will lie rushed to tlie borde^^^™ i]xm i.il train in two sections ot^ rs each. General rick Funston de parted tonU ipon receipt of ad vices from lv vville after mdct out. tlie artillf t He said that the infantry at T , K'ity would not be sent to the bordf Alor the present hut would he held i^Breadiness to leave on an hour’s noting General FunstoM comman liny tlie department or tly -outh, will take command of the /situation at Frowns ville and has b«cn given discretion ary powers to act in die event firing by either Mexica/n forcus into Frovvcs ville continues ’ Hi-^< rved formal notice upon tlioj eo;i*nanders oi tlie two forces that, they world he held personally responsible for sliots filed into the Texas/ town and that the American troijKis would lie prepared to enforce tin1 order if it was not strictly obeyed. WANT TO RAISE FREIGHT RATES ON SOUTH’S RICE RAILROADS CLAIM RATES WERE ORIGINALLY MADE LOW TO FOSTER INDUSTRY. Chicago, March 20, The south western railroads were pictured as ■benefactors in developing the co titry by witnesses at the Interstate Com merce Commission's hearing of the western freight rate case today. 'Speaking in behalf o: the tailroads. proposed inctease in the rates on rice used in the manufacture of ln-er, from New Orleans, interior Louisiana. Texas and Arkansa.-, <\ \v. Owen, as sistant general freight agent of the Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company, testified that years ago the railroads purposely fixed rates unprofitably low to them in order to develop the country, and now that the industry has become self-sustaining the railroads thought it reasonable that the rate, should j be on a basis to yield a fair return for the cost of transportation. The proposed increases range from 12 to 10 1-2 cents a hundred pounds, spread, according to the railroads, to place the markets at Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City and other points on an equal basis n far as rates ate concerned. The total increase from this source, th? witness said, would be $18,500 a year, which is a part of tile ten million dollars which the 11 western railroad systems hope to add to their annual revenue if all the in creases asked for are granted. Rice rates were made extremely low to toster the industry." said Mr. Owen. "There was a vast area of land in Louisiana and Texas which produced nothing but crawfish holes. Experiments were begun with rice and the railroads put the rates low to build up the industr "What per cent of the value of lice would the proposed increase -amount to?” asked Luther M. Walter, attor ney for the packers, who had ap peared in opposition to all the ad vances asked by the railroads. "The market value of brewer.-' rice is $,? a hundred pounds. Avet aging the advance at 5 cents a bundled pounds the increase would he I 1-2 |l>er cent of the value," replied the witness. "Your position is that the railroads Ihavlng successfully fostered this in dustry are now entitled to raise the rates and take away the nursing bottle?" “We feel that the rice industry has grown to the extent that it is self-sustaining." D. U. Lincoln, assistant general freight agent of the (Missouri Pacific railroad, tetstified briefly, saying there was no necessity now for less than carload rates on rice, -o Rome, via Paris. March 2ft.—P m.—The police of Italy are working hard to ferret out and prosecute per sons attempting to deal in contra hand of war. They also are s arching for foreign spies. ^■PASSENGERS. MOSTLY WO MEN AND CHILDREN. RETURNING I HUM EXPOSITION Lifeboats From United States War ship Took Off All Hands and Brought Them to Shore—Boat Wag Hugging Shore to See Exposition. San Francisco. March 29.—With "90 passengers, mostly women and chil dren. including 4r» orphans, on hoard, the General Frisbie, a small hay steamer, struck a submerged rock 100 yards off tnc Panama-Pacific exposi tion grounds tonight and began to sink. Lifeboats from Pulled States warships took off all hands and brought them ashore. All, it was said, had been accounted for. The party on t.lie General Frisbie, pan of a count.' delegation to the ex position, boarded the steamer for the lOtueward trip at b o'clock tonight. The General Frisbie, leaving the dock, cruised clo-e to the shore to give the parti a final view of the ex position. Just in front of tlie* Idaho state pavilion she jammed her nose into the rock. There was a crash of timbers that could be heard plaiul.i by the crowds on the exposition water trout promenade. Panic prevailed on the steamer. The impact threw many passengers from the.r seats and it was with diffi culty that the hip - officers managed to calm them. Boats from the warships immedi ately were launched and with lit 11 :* trouble all the passengers were taken off the General Frisbie and rowed as ,ore. The vessel, listing heavily, is sup ported by the red, and probably will be saved. FATE OF SUBMARINE VICTIMS IS SEALED LITTLE HOPE NOW THAT THE SUBMARINE WILL EVER BE RAISED. Washington. March 3!>.—Searchers for the lost submarine repoi ted late tonight that they had determined lhe location of the vessel within a radius of fitly yards and that she lay at the bottom of the mouth of the Honolulu harbor in water ranging from 43 to tin fathoms in depth. Rear Admiral Moore at Honolulu cabled to Secretary Daniels the fol lowing received by wireless from Lieutenant Smith, commanding tho searching fleet: "We know location within radius ol r.O yards; depths vary from 43 to *i 1 fathoms; Honolulu harbor light bear ing 34 degrees, true distance 3.Sill) > ards." This dispatch was the first report the department had received since Admiral Moore cabled Friday night that the boat hud been located in 50 fathoms of water. All hope that any of the crew of the F-4 might be alive was aban doned two days ago. but department officials and naval officers here arc waiting anxiously for news that the bodies have been recovered or tor any information throwing light on how the little vessel went to her doom. It is feared, however, that the tub marine may prove to be tin* tomb of her crew, and that it uev a wili be known what accident befell her. Naval officers say that if t u* boat is covered by 50 fathoms or 300 feet of water, it is very unlikely that site can be raised. 'Re-ports that grapnels have brought up parts of the superstructure of the F-4 have not been confirmed by ofli cial dispatches. Officials think the presence of oil and the rising of bub bles to the surface must have enabled the searchers to definitely locate the submarine's position. Announcement was made tonight that consiiuction of the diving bell is expected to play an important part in finding Hie submarine F I sum rged somewhere out ide of the aarbor here since Thursday, wonIr In* finished during Hie night and a lost wo dd bo made tomo.row morning. If found satisfactory the diving bell will lie low -red from a sma 1 dredge in an at rt to locate the missing submar e grappling rhnins of the dredge •tuia have kept hold al! day of an object at a great depth which is believed to be Die I-' I. BANDITS HOLD UP INTERUR3AN. Joplin, Mo., March i’n.—Four masked bandits held up an interur ban car of the Joplin and Pittsburg Railway Company running between I’ittslmrg and ‘Cherokee, Kan., at it point four miles south of Cherokee Junction. Kan., tonight. Only a sma t amount of money was obtained. ,\ posse started in pursuit of the rob bers. PRESIDENT GUEST OF ARGENTINE MINISTER OCCASION WAS TO CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF ARCEN TINE BATTLESHIP. Annapolis, Md., March l'P Km) ba sis on the -growing warmth ot affec tion as well us of understanding." be tween the United States and other nations of the western hemisphere was laid by President Wilson in an address at a luncheon given today in Jiis honor by I»r. Romulo S. Noan, tile American ambassador on board the new Argentine battleship 'Moreno, in Annapolis Hoads. Tito president spoke in reply to an address in a similar vein delivered by Ambassador Naom From the time of the president's arrival here on the 'Mayflower shortly after noon until this departure for Washington at 7 o'clock tonight, his attention was give nto ceremonials and recreation. The lunch, exc.luinecs of formal visits and golf here late this afternoon filled his Lime. He is expected to arrive in Washington at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. Tt clinically, the president w as on foreign soil during his visit to the Moreno. It is with great pleasure that I find my so 11 in this interesting com pany and in this interesting place,” he said in his address. "There lias obtained a custom of the United States which lias seemed to amount almost to a supersUttion. that tiie president of the United States should not leave its territory. I do not know whether that was out of distrust of the president or out ot precaution for the country -whether there was fear that lie would not be have himself outside of his own juris diction or whether it was thought that he was absolutely necessary to the country and its administration. I shall try on this occasion at any rate to relieve the country of the fear of his misbehavior. T am particularly glad that this great vessel, which 1 have so much admired should represent some part of the reciprocity and connection be tween the United States of America and the great republic of Argentine. We have been the more glad to he in stiumental in supplying you with t.iis great arm of war because we arc so sure that neither of us will ever use, such an arm against the other. I feel that 1 am speaking the sentiments of my fellow countrymen when I say that there is a growing warmth of affection as well as understanding for the other countries of the great American hemisphere, which we are coming daily to understand better and which are. 1 hope, daily coming to understand us better and to which we are drawn by feeling as well as by interest—by the desire to be com rades in some common undertaking for humanity as well as neighbors. "It is a fine thing to believe ami i believe 11 in the midst of tIlls period of war that the real ground of respect in justice and I'ai ness and good wi'l that you cannot respect a man or <v nation for which you cannot sooner or later acquire an affection. And the great advantage of intermixture not only of actual intermixture of blood but of constant intercourse between nations is that tnere grows up a com mon understanding. We speak dif ferent languages, we have followed to some extent different customs; we bare to some degree diferent nat ional traditions, hut at the bottom we have got just the same sort of under standing and the same essential in terests and when we mix with one an oth r and touch hands we are apt to touch hearts also. I want to congratulate von upon th. completion of this ship and upon ail that she stands for in the way of reciprocity between ourselves and t.ie great country you represent, and I want lo expr'ss my feeling ns pres ide nt of the i'nited Slates that we are rapidly approaching a day when the Americans will draw together as they have never drawn tog the, gefore air! that it \v !| be a union not of political ties hut of understanding and of mu tual h> ii fulness I want to drink to the health and sucres-- of your president, your gov ernment and, if I may, I wish to in clude your ambassador, for whom we I have the greatest respect." SEA WOLVES DEADLY WORK GERMAN SUBMARINE TORPEDOES STEAMER CARRYING ONE HUN DRED AND SIXTY PEOPLE. ONE HLMIRI II ANUriETY LOST — Vessels Were Fired on Before Pas sengers and Crew Had Time to Get Off in Boats—Many Were Picked Up in Sea by Fishing Trawler. 'London. March 29.—10:12 p. m.— 1’pward ol 120 lives were lost, in the sinking by German submarines of the African liner Kalaha and the British steamer Aguila hound from Liverpool for Lisbon. The Fa la ha, which was torpedoed in Ht. George's channel 'Sunday afternoon, carried a crew of 9o and about too passengers, and of this total only 140 were rescued. Of those rescued eight died later from exposure. Tiie Aguila had a crew of 42 and three passengers, and of these 22 of the erow and all the passengers were lost. in Lot li cases on sighting the sub marine the eaptain tried to e.-rape by putting on all speed possible, but the underwater cralt overtook tile steam ers, showing that Germany now has some of her most modern submarines engaged in tiie blockade oiierations against England. The captain of the Pa la ha, who was one of those lost, was given five minutes to gei his passengers and crew into the boats, hut according to tiie survivors before tliis was possible a torpedo was fired, striking the en gine room and causing a terrilile ex plosion. Many persons were killed and the steamer sunk in ten minutes. Trawlers which happened to lie in the vicinity rescued most of those who were saved; others got away in the boats, which were ready for launching and which wete quickly lowered when the order was given to abandon the ship. Those who were still on the steamer when the explosion occurred were thrown into the sea and it took the fishermen an hour or more to pick up the persons in the whaler who man aged to keep themselves afloat. The Aguila was attacked off the Pembrokeshire coast. The submarine, which in this case was ilie U-2S, opened fire with iter guns, shells from which killed a woman passenger, the chief engineer and two of tiie crew. Even alter the crew had commenced to lower the boats, according to tie story of the survivors, (lie Germans kept up their fire and some of the boats were riddled with bullets. Tile captain of the trawler Ottilie, whom the commander of the subma rine told of the sin iking of the Agnila, went to the rescue and picked up three boat- containing lit of tlie crew The fourth boat, which con tained tlie otiier members of the (row. could not !>e found, and it is presumed that site foundered. On their arrival at H'ishbuurd several of the crew wore bandages, having been wounded by the fire from the sub marine. Another Dutch steamer, the Atn.Hel, of 4!>r> tons, lias been bldwn tip by a mine off hi am borough Head, hut iter crew was rescued. Outside of the sinking of these steamers the only events of impor tance news of which was received during the day were the renewal of activities by the Russian Black sea fleet, which bombarded the forts on the Bosphorus, and the announcement from Petrograd that the Baltis fleet had been reinforced by modern fight ing units presumably dreadnoughts which were built in Russian yards. The battles for the (Carpathians (passes are proceeding with ever in creasing violence. The Russians arc in complete possession of the western passes and are advancing into Hun gary, lint the eastern passes remained in tlie hands of tile Germanic allies, who, however, are being sirongly pressed by their reinforced adver saries. The situation is unchanged in Mast Galicia and Hukowlna, In North Poland the Germans claim to have driven the Russians from Tauroggen, which they stormed. In I he west the mine w arfare con tinue- without any important changes in the position of the two armies. At the request of tlie ship yard owners the British chancellor of the ex chequer has promised to submit to tlie cabinet a proposal to prohibit the sale of intoxicating lienors in Great Britain during the war. PASSENGERS ON FALABA TELL OF EXPERIENCES Cardiff, Wales, March 29.—(12 Mid night i—One of the Pal aba's passen gers In telling of their experiences, said that when the submarine ordered the passengers to take to the boats, the boats were lowered immediately and the passengers were served with lifebelts, but no one was allowed to take any .lersonal effects. "Then followed a horrible scene" said the passenger. "Some of tlie boats were swamped and the occu pants were thrown into the sea. Sev eral were drowned almost immedi ately. "Barely ten minutes afier we re ceive dtlie order to leave the ship I (heard a report and saw tlte vessel heel over. The Germans had actually fired a torpedo at her at a range of about 2h)0 yards when a large number of passengers, tlte captain and other officers were distinctly to be seen aboard." All (lie passengers anti officers say that Hie submarine fired a torpedo be fore all the boats were lowered and while many persons still were aboard the steamer. One officer said: "I was sitting in a boat which was suspended from the davits and was awaiting lor two women passengers, when another officer shouted. 'Look out!’ and then I saw the bubbles marking the track of a torpedo. “There was a tremendous crash and the boat fell from the davits and turned over, throwing the passengers and crew into the water. The water was frightfully cold and there were many who died from exposure." The quartermaster of the Kalaba, describing the scene of the destruc tion of tin* steamer, said: "All on board helped splendidly in the rescue work. There were eight, women on hoard. One of them, who hesitated about entering a lifeboat I threw overboard. There was no time to argue the matter. Luckily site was picked up. Two other women who refused lo leave the siliip were drowned. "The scene was awful, witli scores of people struggling in the water owing to the overturning of the boats, Tlie submarine was in the midst of them and I saw ut least 20 men on her. They stood and laughed, the brutes. "Captain Davis was on the liner when site sank I pulled him into our boat with a boathook. Poor fellow, he was alive then, hut expired imme <1 lately afterward. Our small !w>a.t wa swithin 20 yards of the submarine when she fired and I saw the torpe do’s propeller as it shaved us and went on its deadly journey ” Russians Claim to Have Stopped Ger mans’ Offensive Movement. Petrograd. March 2!*, via Uuulon, March 30.—12:30 a. nt.—The follow ing official statement from general headquarters was issued tonight: "On the front west of the Niemen wo have everywhere stopped the Ger man!-' counter offensive. A battalion of tlie Twenty-first German corps which was advancing Sunday over the lake Hus la, with I he object of getting in our rear, was attacked wit1: the bayonet near the village of Zebrziski and annihilated. ,“The enemy’s siege batteries at Os sowetz have almost entirely ceased fire. Fighting continues between the IRkwa and Orz.vro rivers. In an ex tremely drspeeate battle for tlie vil lage of Wahl, we captured nine ma chine guns. "In the Carpathians between Mor llt’/.e and Burtfeld the Austrians on Saturday made persistent but fruit less attacks near the villages of Gladyehe.ff and Reghetow. In the direction of ibtlllgrod on the left bank of the upper Sail in the sector j of Radzlelouw, Pol lank a, Zavoy and Javorjitz, we have made progress and have taken more than six hundred prisoners and lour machine guns. Near Koziouwka on Saturday we re pulsed new German attacks’’ --o JURY TO TRY ANARCHISTS. New York, March 29.—A jury was quickly chosen in the supreme court here today for the trial of Frank Almrno and Carmine Carbone on the charge of making a bomb and placing it in St. Patrick's cathedral on the morning of March 2, when the edifice was crowded with worshippers. Tlie trial will be resumed tomorrow. ITALIAN TROOPS ON SWISS FRONTIER Geneva, via Paris, 'March 30.-12:30 a. m.—‘Italian military headquarters, it is reported here, has ordered sev eral regiments stationed near tho Swiss frontier with liases at Como, Varese anil Brescia, to move toward the Tvrolese frontier, where Austrian troops have been concentrating dur ing the past fortnight. -o FRISCO TO PAY INTEREST. St. ixiuis, March 29.—Receivers for the St. Ix>u1s and San Francisco rail road were authorized by the federal district court here today to pay a total of $1,249,5+0 interest on bonds and rentals maturing during the next three month*. BOOZE liETS HARD WALLOP English chancellor de. CLARES THE HARDEST FOE TO FIGHT IS DRINK. MAY BE TOTAL PROflIBITION Since Beginning of War Men Are Not Putting in as Much Time as They Did Before on Account of the In crease in Amount of Drinking. London, March 20.—np. m.— Wc are fighting Or many, Austria and drink, and so far as I can see lhe greatest of these .three deadly foes is drink," said David Uoyd tieopgo, chancellor of the exchequer, replying today to a deputation of the “hip building employers' federation, tlie members of which were unani mous in urging that in order to meet the national requirements at the present time there should he a total prohibition during the period of the ki.ir of the sale of intoxicating liquors. This should apply not only to public boluses but also to private clubs, so as to operate equally with all classes of the community. It was stated that despite tihe fact that work was being carried on night and day seven days in tlie week, the total working time on the average in nearly all tlie Brit ish ship yards was actually less than before tlie war, and the average pro ductiveness had decreased. There were many men doing splendid and strenuous work, probably as good as the men in the trenches, but many did not even approximate full time, tints disastrously reducing the «v erage. Notwithstanding tin* curtailing o I lionr, they are allowed to kee open, the receipts of the pub houses in the neighborhood of ini' yards had greatly increased some cases id tier cent. As stance of one of many slmilg that, of a battleship coming is cl ted. j delayed a whole day thrc sence of rivetier*. who and carousing. In one yard the ri working on the avert a week, and in a nod A_ In conclusion Included rep £ ing nli11» bui deq attention to France and i in> ohanceli action. The cl;" ihe coin Mill M'i" on til? •;< it 1 _ going otherwise tlian good, feel that ft community behind it wu tlon which Interfered y w,.. individual liberties. 'Hu lle wag sure that the country w beginning to realize the gravity of situation T have a growing con ion based on accumulating ev continued the chancellor, "that not but 'toot and branch methods won be of the slightest avail in with the evil, l believe it is the feel. ins that if we are to le Gerntuu militarism we must first ail settle with the drink.” Mr. Lloyd-George in that Jxtrd Kitchener, the secretary for war, and Field Marshal French, in command of the British expeditionary forces on the continent, were of the same opinion and he promised to lay the statements of the deputations be fore the cabinet. He said in conclu sion: "I had the privilege of an audience with his majesty this morning and I am permitted by him to say that he is very deeply concerned on this question—very deeply concerned— and tile concern whlah Is felt by him 1 am certain, is shared by all his sub jects in this country.” -o LINCOLN'S PARTNER FOUND DEAD IN BEDROOM Salt Lake 'City, Utah, iMarch 29— Charles S. Zane, former law partner of Abraham Lincoln and the first chief justice of Utah, was found dead in his bedroom tills morning. Death was due to apoplexy. He was St years old. .fudge Zane was active in the polygamy prosecutions when he first came to ttye state.