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All the War News WEATHER
The SvuMuel-Record print* all the FORECAST
war new* up to 2:30 each morning,
two hour* later than any other newt
paper reaching Hot Springs. When Washington, May 15. Forecast for
you read it in thta paper you are Arkansas: Fair weather Sunday and
reading the latest. Monday.
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VOLUME XXXIII. TEN PAGES hot springs. Arkansas, Sunday morning, may 16, 1915. TEN PAGES number 47.
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Confidence Prevails There Will P>e No
Farther Submarine Attacks on
Passenger Ships.
Arbitration Talked of and German Officials Feel
Confident That Germany’s Desire to Retain
the Friendship of the United States Will
Have a Strong Bearing in Settle
in the Question Involved.
Washington. Mav 15.—Word that
Amiltassador Gertyd had read and .ire
•r Von Jagow, minister
fairs of the Imperial
German government, the American
note sent Thursday a-s a consequence
of the Lusitania tragedy, and other
ocenrrenees in the war zone, relieved
•til anxiety here i ver the delay in
transmission anti awakened Intense in
terest in the nature of Germany's r< •
In view of tetegrapnic and table in
lays and the probable necessity for
conferences between the foreign min
ister with Imperial Chancellor Von
Jtet'imami-Hollw t'g and doulult ss Km-1
peror William himself, it would not be
considered surprising litre il the re
sponse did not arrive f r another I
eight days.
It was believed possible, however,
that Ambassador Gerard might report j
earlier on the morning in which the
American note received h> the govern, j
*«r< n*. aud tins semiofficial prer:
In the interim confidence prevails
among nigh ofiicials shared in Ger
man offieiail quarters that there will
lire no submarine attacks on asset*
ger vessels while the quest! ns at is
sue are being resolved.
The intimation which came in press
dispatches today indirectly front Ber
lin to the effect that German' would
willingly submit the questions ra:sid
by the American note to arbitration,
was received with .nun h interest, ami
it was indicated that if tin re was' a
suspension of submarine warfare on
merchant ships while the discussion
was in progress, tne plan might be
seriously considered by the American
g. vernment.
Arbitration lias clso b en talked of
here before today's press dispatches
arrived. Some German officials hat!
intimated that although without ad
vices from Berlin, they were confi
dent from previous knowledge of the
desire of the German government t
remain friendly with the I'nited
States that arbitration would be wel
The difficulty of constituting «
court of arbitration at this time when
most of the great powers whose | ar
ticipation might he desired are at war,
was pidnted out by s me diplomatists
however, as making the plan imprac
That some way would tie found to
roach an amicable settlement between
the United States and Germany wa
the growing conviction of many offi
cials and diplomatists today. A vu
liety of suggestions were heard.
One which was given serous
tin ugh was a proposal to refuse c ear
ance to belligerent ships currying mu
nitions of war or absolute contraband
if they also carried passengers. This
would involve no embargo but a sepa
Charges That United
States is Honeycombed
With Foreign Spies
Chicago, May 15.—-Speakers at the |
national convention of the Naval and
Military Ordef of the Spanish Ameri
can War, today declared that the I’nit
od States is honeycombed with spies.
It was asserted that in the hotels,
public [daces and even in the military
forces of the nation were informants
who ke.pt foreign governments in
touch with American affairs.
The spy question was raised in the
discussion of a resolution hy Ma) r
Edward Schulze, of Connecticut, call
ing upon public men to cease "blast
ing" tiie reputation of the United
iStateta as a power. He said when
weak points in tlie country’s defense
were found the proper authorities
should be notified instead • f the ad
ministration being held up to ridicule.
Opponents of the resolution said the
country was so filled with spies that
it was of no consequence what public
speakers said about the country’s de
Colonel Milton J. P reman, com
mander of the First cavalry. Illinois
National Guard, was elected command
er in chief for the coming year.
Labor and Law
Before Commission
Washington, May 15.—The f deialj
industrial commission failed today to
conclude its Inquiry into the relations
K-f labor and the law us bad been ex
pected. Three important witnesses,
'Clarence S. Harrow, labor attorney;
Walter Drew, chief counsel for the
(National Brectors’ Association, and
dames A. Pinery, counsel for the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers,
will appear on Monday.
.11 hn D. Rockefeller dr., and mem
iters of his staff wno had been expect
ed to appear Monday for examination
as to correspondence submitted to the
commission since the former appear
ance of Mr. Rockefeller, will be heard
later in the week.
Anton Johannsen, labor organizer,
continued bin testimony today a* to
conditions in the structural iron work
ers' strikes and In labor struggles in
California, and Daniel Davenport,
counsel for the Vmerlean Anti-Boycott
As>» -elation, and Thomas Spelling, for
merly counsel for the American Fed
elotion of 1-alior. aiso were <juest:on
ed. Both Davenport and Spelling crit
icised the Clayton act, and declared
that It would in no wav relieve labor
from Ills disadvantages at law.
Mr. Spelling asserted that the so
called limitations in the Clayton tut,
apparently designed to restrict the use
> f injunctions and contempt proce d
ings in labor troubles, would really
operate to confer further arbitrary
powers on the cou.rts.
‘ I would say,” ne concluded, "that
union labor not only got a lemon, but
got dynamite, in this case.”
With the permission of the com
mission, Davenport and Spelling en
gaged in a joint discussion of the
iShernian and Clayton acts whic h grew
so highly technical and argumentative
the commissioners called a halt.
Johan ns en testified that in Jiis opin
ion industrial unrest was caused
largely by inability of the average em
ployer to see tilings from a human
viewpoint, or a fair viewp int.
“The can talk roa! and iron, but not
humanity—they Know nothing about,”
said he.
Speaking of the appeal to President
Wilson for pardons for the iron work
ers convicted In the dynamite cases,
he raid:
‘Tlte president has a better social
viewp int tliaii most of the employ
tug class. 1 wish there were more
like him.”
ration of passengi r and contraband
The United States stands firmly on
the legal rignt of it is citizens to travel
on any ships and believes its p sition
is indisputable, (lertnany, however,
liolds that this lias become a debat
able question on account of changed
conditions, and if the two classes of
ocean going traffic were separated,
submarines would direct their atten
tion to contraband ships abne.
The objection to this, however, in
the opinion of some officials, is that
the plan still would not provide for
the humane treatment whicn interna
tional law prescribes for the crew of
a vessel carrying contraband, making
no resistance to visit and search or
any attempt to run a blockade.
Torpedoing without, warning or
even to give time to the crew of a ves
sel carrying contraband to get Into
small is ats, it was pointed out, would
leave them to the mercy of the high
seas unless a ldg boat happened to lie
nearby. This is the position taken in
the American note and some officials
doubted whether there would be any
concessions on this point for it in
volves tup principle of humanity f>< r
which the United States lias taken so
vigorous a stand.
\iiother suggestion which was wide
ly discussed by officials was the pos
sible announcement by the allies that
some of their merchant ships would
ho armed hereafter, Merchantaliips
of any nationality, according to a rul
ing from the state department early
in the war. have the rignt too carry
guns not larger than six-inch caliber,
"for defensive purposes only,” but an
nformal arrangement with the Brit
ish government clearance has been
refused by ships at American ports
unless they dispose of their guns.
Out of these phases of the quest'on
there was belief jn diplomatic quar
ters, however, that some solution of
the questions involved eventually
would be reached witiiout any repeti
tion in the meantime of such a disas
ter as befell the Lusitania.
In His Statement tEie Secretary of the I
Treasury Charges the Bank Has In-'
bulged in Improper Practices and
Evaded the Law.
Washington. May 15.—^Specific de
nial of charges of conspiracy and mal
ice against the Higgs National bank of
this city was made by Secretary Me-1
Adoo and Comptroller Williams of tae
treasury department, today in I ng af
fidavits filed in tlie supreme court of,
tlie District of Columbia In reply to
the injunction proceedings brought by
tlie bank, in which it was alleged the
treasury officials had conspired to
wreck the bank.
Mr. MoAdoo further declares*
"My Inclusion in the suit is due to
ulterior and imi>roper nn tives and
was resorted to solely for the 1 im
pose of thereby publishing grossly
false and libelous statements under
tlie privilege and protection of judi
cial forms and free from the legal
accountability that would otheiwiss
he involved.”
Piling of tlie affidavitis was taken
to indicate foot there was no present
intention to compromise the case The
government’s brief will be filed Mon
day, when oral argument wifi be beard
on pending motions to dismiss the
bank’s suit on a plea of lack of Juris
dietk n and for other reasons.
Doth affidavits reiterate alleged
facts ascertained by tlie comptroller’s
investigation of the bank, which are
said to show violations of tlie nation
al bank act and "improper practices.”
Both bring into the case the name of
the National City Bank of New York
in an efh rt to show that hostility
which is declared to have been exhib
ited by the Higgs bank toward the
treasury officials might have resulted
from occurrences at tlie department In
which the New York hank figured
after Mr. MoAdoo took office.
Secretary McAdoo declared lie
knows of only two incidents which
may have caused personal h stl'lity to
ward him by tile bank. One of these
was his oder denying desk room in
the comptroller's office to a women
who, his affidavit says, made certain
reports on the condition of national
banks to the Uiggs Nati nal and the
National City Hank of New York.
The other reason, his affidavit, sets
forth, may have been tils decision to
charge national hanks which carry
gover iment money and pay 2 per cent
on si.oh deposits, At that time, he
says, tne National Ottiy lias ft00,1)00
of such funds, and the Higgs $HMi.AOO,
but '.he Nat onal City, refusing to pay
interest, and surrendered its ace unt.
•SfiPiniing up his Investigation of th#
Rlgits bank, th»* comptroller sa>s in
IS forgo™
If This Nation Enters the War, AH
of the Balkan States Will Become
Involved—Austro-German Rush Has
Spent Itself in Galicia.
London, May IT, With the outbreak j
of a revolution in Portugal whirl), ac
cording to dispatches front Madrid, is
supported by the navy, Spain, Swit
zerland, Holland and the Scandinavian
countries are the ottly states in Eu
rope which are it* t either engaged In
war or have domestic troubles to occu
py their attention.
Very little news has yet come from
Lisbon yut it is reported that the
navy has bombarded the capital held
by the army, which remains loyal to
the president, Manuel he Arriaga. It
is not known whet tier the insurrection
was started by the rew lutionists, hut
members of that party resident In
Jjondon disclaim all knowledge of it
"I learned that throughout its ex
istence the batik in the business of
finding its money on real estate se
curities and in lending on commis
sion the money of others on such se
curity and has continuously e, liducted
a large and extensive stock brokerage
business and has bought and sold
stocks and other securities, both for
Itself «nd on commissions for others;
that Immediately after its organiza
tion tile business was carried on di
rectly in tlie name <f the hank; then
they were partly conducted in the
form of Glover, Syde, Johnston and
others, composed of five of the six
stockholders of the hank, who at the
time together owned three fifths of
its capital stick: that later the entire
business was carried on in tue name
of the hank, and, finally, In the names
of certain officers of the bank; but,
except during the existence of the
firm mentioned, all profits from these
businesses, with tile exceptions here
inafter stated, went to the hank itself
and the plan of doing business in the
names of the officers was a mere de
vice conceived in an attempt to evade
the law. In conducting these unlaw
ful businesses the ffieers of the hank,
in using its funds to lend upon real
estate, required subordinate em
it floyes to give their personal notes
to the hank to represent funds, said
officers furnisning collateral security,
but failing themselves to sign the
"In many other ways the bank aud
its officers violated the law.
"Prom its organizati n until 1900
the hank continued to and against the
constant protest of successive comp
trollers. made and maintained and car
ried large loans in excess of the law
ful amount in 19li:l having 15 such
loans aggregating over $:>,000,000.
"There was no time during this | e
riod when the law was not being vio
lated in this respect. S metimes the
excess loans showed on the bank’s
books and in other instances tlney
were concealed by dummy notes of
clerks of the bank. The extent to
which its officers have been borrow
ing from plaintiff banks under the
cover of dummy is not available to
the department owing to their refusal
to make the reports on account of
which tile penalties of $5,000 have
been assessed against the bank, the
collection of which is sought to be en
I joined in this actio:..
"In additi n to many actual viola
tions of the law in numerous ways
the business of the batik has been con
ducted irregularly. Its officers and
directors have borrowed heavily—in
May. 1913, at. one time as much as
$701,090, or approximately one-fourth
of itsi entire capital stock and sur
plus; large loans have been made to
clerks up n the security of storks,
some of which were hazardous and
speculative and its ofiicers have en
gaged in speculation In the stock
market; the hank In the purchase of
stocks for others has frequently car
ried stocks until toe pun tinners were
ready to settle, and carried such
stocks as the equivalent of so much
cash, this Item amounting ut one tlnto
to as much as $73,000; up t 1908
the hank freque ltly loaned to offi
cials of the treasury depaitnient hav
ing to do with foe supervision of Its
affairs "
Greece, Bulgaria and Rumania,
where there are pre-war uiul anti-war
.parties, are waiting for Up. final de
cision of Italy as to whether sue will
jojin the allies—-a, decision which has
been delayed by the resignation of
Premier Salumlra, who, however, I
reported front Rome to he back in of
fice. Tlie prediction is made that
Sulaudra will form a new govern
ment with the support of Ute leaders
of the stronger parties in tile cham
ber of deputies.
Among the belligerents, interest
wavers between the battles in Gali
cia, Flanders and I his lie Cahills and
tlie operations in the Dardanelles,
from which important news regarding
tlie advance of the allies is daily ex
iSo far as Galicia is concerned the
AimtnesGcrman rush seems to have ex
hausted itself when t!ie river San was
reached and all tne towns on tlie west
bank of that rivet-, including .laroslau,
tell into llieir hands, This compelled
the Russians to fall hack In southern
Poland, so that their line now runs
from Plock, on the lower Vistula,
southeastward to Przeinysl. thence
si utli and east through eastern Gali
cia and Bukowina to tile Rumanian
At the latter end of this line the
Russians still are pushing tneir of
lensive and have driven the Austrians
hack in disorder for gome l’ii miles,
lint they themselves are being forced
out of the Carpathian mountains but
are in danger of losing Prz -mysl as
the Austrians and Germans are to the
north and south of that city.
Tlie British appear to have resisted
successfully all German attacks on
Ypres while the Belgians have con
tinued their attacks from the sea to
Dixmude and trie French have made
further headway north of Arras. It
would appear from the long French
official statement issued today that
the offensive in this part of the Fas
lie Calais was not intended as the
ot mmencemeiit of the big general
movement, lint was merely an opera
tion, which has b(*cn completely suc
cessful. to strength their front tn
which Carency formed t threatening
Tney had most formidable posi
tions to overcome, hut after^a terrific
artillery bombardment, they were suc
cessful. They are carrying out an of
fensive in the W evrc and have made
further progress in some sections,
while In which the Germans claimed
to have made the advantage.
Romo, via Paris. May Antonio
ISalandra has consented to retain tie
As the news spread that Signor
Salandra would remain in power a
sudden change came over the pe pie.
As if obeying some secret influence,
the .populace calmed down and all tne
troops were witndrawn. The in' iri
ated mohs of yesterday seemed to dis
appear. and peaceful crowds this t ve
ning passed the- Austrian embassy
without even noticing tlie residence
of the representative of Emperor
Francis Joseph.
Demonstrato rs this morning parad
ed with an effigy of tile German eni
peror. Tlie crowd was able to r-'sist
the police and rather than surrender
tlie effigy, burned it amid frantic ex
Students Demand War.
Naples, via Paris, Alay 15.—Two
thousand students made a demonstra
tion today in favor of war. The po
lice tried to dial erse them, and sev
eral on both sides were wounded.
Situation Serious in Milan.
Milan. Italy, May 15.—Tlie situa
tion here nas become still more se
rious owing to the general strike
which has been proclaimed in Milan
as a protest against the course of | o
litieal events in Italy.
Tlie m MM ary authorities have cen
tered here troops from neighboring
garrisons and have sufficient forces
t > check any serious movement The
royal palace, tlie prefecture and the
German and Austrian consulates are
strongly guarded by troops.
Much apprehension is felt by the
aulnorities concerning t.he coming fu
neral of a workman named Gad da, a
youth of 17 years, who died from
wounds sustained during a riot.
Athens, via London. May 15 A bul
letin issued this morning on the con
dition of King Constantine, says;
.“The king/ passed a c mforiahle
night, tainrature, loo.4; pulse, lot.
The pati« .{a has been successfully
tapped, a niutvtity of pu^ be nu e\
braided. r V coed i on F ulis ic
tory," r\
. i.id
Coroners Jury Holds That Officer Was
Justified in Firing on Wheatley When
Latter Threatened to Kill.
Wheatley Incensed at Officers for Coming to
His Place in Response to an Alarm After Two
Shots Had Been Accidentally Fired in Sa
loon When Wheatley Was Putting
His Pistol in a Drawer.
Bil Aiken, captain of police, was
yesterday exonerated liy a coroner’s
jury for having shot anil killed Kufe
Wheatley in a pistol due! on Central
avenue, Friday night. The jury was
« most representative one, and was
on) but a few minutes deliberating
on its verdict.
That Aiken shot in self defense was
the general ten r of all the testimony.
Keputalble witnesses testified as to
Hie attitude of Wneatley when with,
drawn revolver and sweet! ing it be
fore hint, ho put Captain Aiken and
iHdeetive Tisdale out of his saloon
-when they had gone there to answer
<t call that had been sent to the office
of the chief of police,
it developed that (lie two shots
fired ten minutes before the Ir tilde,
within tin> saloon, had been fired
wnen Wheatley started to put his 45
ealiber Colts pistol in a drawer. His
bartender testified he was the only
other person in the room, and that
Wheatley fired 'Hie pistol one time
in handling it, and their fir.;t arai'r
both times accidentally, and then re
Now they'll comp down here, and
there is nothing to it.”
II was testified that a cr wd gat.h
ered about the place after the first
two accidental shots and tnat Wheat
ley went outside and run the people
all away.
Then the officers came, and Wheat
ley. according to the evidence of Tis
dale, threatened to kill them, cursee
them, and they hogged for their lives
when lie, had them covered with a six
shooter. He then put them out of tht
saloon and followed along continuing
iiis threats, and later snapped the pi
tol at each of them.
Then Bd Aiken stepped behind :
pole and said: "Safety first” am1
fired. Wheatley was firing about thi
same time, according to the witnesses p
and they could not tell which shot
The generally accepted theory of
those who have made a sincere effort
to analyze the shooting, was that
Wheatley had fumbled witli his re
volver carelessly in the saloon, as his
bartender testified, and it had been
twice discharged. That in farther
fumbling with it before putting it
away, he Had gotten t be cartridge
cylinder around to where the two
empty shells were next before the
hammer for action, and that, when he
snapped the pistol twice, as testified
by Itogaboom and Lambeth, it was on
these two empty shells.
What the result might have been,
had the Wheatley rev lver not snate
ped, is a conjecture. It Is evident
mat, as Tisdale testified, when Wheat
ley snapped the pistol first at him,
and then at Aiken, the latter then
said “if that is the game, it's safety
first Rnj^m^auul^te^^^^ehiiulthe
shots that he fired"
The coroners jury considered all
these points in the evidence, arriving
at a satisfactory conclusion that
Wheatley was toe aggressor In the af
fair, and that Police Captain Aiken
had acted in the only manner open
when exposed to tiie conditions that
surrounded him.
Tlic> circuit court room was crowded
to suffocating during the progress of
the trial. Coroner l)r. ,1. p. Randolph
-ummoned fourteen Jurors in the case,
sele<*ting his jurors from the ranks of^
the best citizenship. Attorneys Sav fl
yer and Mur;my appeared for Aikei I
ind Prosecutor Witt appeared for th, I
state. I
Aiken was not reinstated to the p.'.«
Insurrection Breaks
Outjn Portugal
London, M'ay H5.—Heater's Lisbon
correspondent, telegraphing Saturday
says It is announced that tlie revolu
tionary movement in P rtugai is ex
clusively republican. Its object is to
defend and consolidate the republic
by me formation of a new ministry,
be says. The revolutionary commit
tee met aboard the Battleship Vasco
da (lama to select a new government.
It is reported that Joac Ohagas, 0 r
mer premier and minister of flit' in
terior. will lie tlie new premier, and
also minister of tlie interior.
Tlie Madrid correspondent of the
Fabre agency says the Spanish gov
ernment on Saturday received from
tlie governor if Kadajoz, Spain, near
tlie Portuguese fr ntier, the following
statement concerning the revolt:
"The rebellion broke out at Lisbon
aboard the cruiser Adamaster, wbic.i
at 3:30 o’clock bombarded the city.
A band of 200 civilians .'-termed the
Alcantara barracks. T! ey entered
tlie barracks cneering the republic.
Many were killed and wounded.
‘The whole republican guard re
main loyal to tlie government and has
scattered the er wds S *veral bombs
have been exploded.
'The battleship ’’asoo d i Gama has
left Eistion on «■ se re; government
mission. All railway and telegraph
Communication around the capital has
been interrupted. Tne Elba C
remain faithful and has sen, r,a
to Li-bon. At San Tarem „ artj,_
lery regiment bombarded th Twenty
foii'rth infantry, whose losst are un<
hn* wn. A band of civilian get fira
to a British < org factory at Porta
legre. There also lias lie n an out
.rto, n wsre fveral prn
pie were wounded.” i
' I Uaiu Martin- Liiks hits assumed
(t mniand of the republican troops
Ttiere are rumors at Majklrid, contin’
lied tile dispatch, that tlVe leave of
Spanish naval officers has been sus
pended and that tlit* bafttleahips Es
Pana and Carlos Quint/> have been
ordered !o Lisbon. It also Is stated
that two regiments of lnfrantry have
been sent to Badajoz, Spain, on the
Insurrection Under Control.
Paris, May Id.—A message from
Lisbon by way of Madrid to the Ha
vas agency says that the insurrection
in Portugal is under control.
Anti-American Sentiment
Is Being Investigated
Chicago. May 15.—Koports of inves
tigations into charges of anti-Amerl
can sentiments publicly express) by
cltiretis of tin- I nited Staten were
handed Charles F. Clyne, United
Siateis district attorney, today by
Thomas I. Porter, In charge of the lo
cal bureau of the secret service. Spo
ciiil precaiiih n-, to prevent publicity
being given the case*, it was sai l, for
fear that i'ttlillc demountrations might
One business man went to Captain
Porter's office today and Is said to
have reused business relations with a
large Chicago business house trecause
of insults to tine uatlonal udminlstni
t ion.

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