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The Sentinel-Record prints all the FORECAST war news up to 2:30 each morning, two hours later than any other news paper reaching Hot Springs. When Washington, May 17.—Forecast for you read It In tala paper y»u arw Arkansas: Increasing cloudiness on reading the latest. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN IIOT SPRIN GS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES. Tuesday; Wednesday showars. - _ _ "VOLUME XXXIII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING. MAY 18, 1915. NUMBER 48. PRESIDENT REVIEWS THE AMERICAN FIGHTING FLEET The Spirit of Patriotism Was in Evi dence at Every Turn Where the President Appeared. A Downpour of Rain Could Not Dampen the Enthusiasm of Thousands Who Were Out to Witness the Land and Naval Parades President Touched By the Wei come Accorded Him. Now York, May 17. President Wil son—tli j man on w hom the eyes of <the wrorl<J--tire turned because of the nal situation- loday r v * w ed the Atlantic fleet in the Hudson and at a luncheon tendered to him on snore by the city of New York, told a distinguished gathering of navy of ficers, army officers and civilians what flic country and its navy stood for. The great battleships that lay in the river, he said, were “engines to prom te the interests of humanity.” “The inspiring thing about Amer ica,” file | resident asserted, “is that ehe asks nothing for herself exceirt what she had a right to ask lor hu manity itself. We want no nation's property ; we wish to question no na tion’s honor; we wish to stand selfish ly In the way of the devel patent of no nation . . . .It Is not pretension on our part to say that we are privileged to stand for what every nation would wish to stand for and speak for those things which all humanity must de sire." The spirit which hro ded over the river today, said tne president, “was just a solemn evidence that the force of America is flip force of moral prin ciple; that there is not anything else she loves and that there is not any thing else for which she will contend.” The president took occasion in his r leech tr jray tribute to Secretary of the Navy Daniels, who sat beside h>m. A.ihougn the day was damp and chilly with occasionally down>ours of rain, the weather abat'd in no way the enthusiasm with which New York greeted the head of tlie nation. In 'the forenoon he reviewed a land pa rade of 5,000 sailors and marines from 1 he fleet's 10 battleships and fr m the moment he set foot on shore until after tne luncheon in* returned to the iMayflower to review the fleet, his progress through the streets was a continuous ovation. He was pla nly touched by the welcome ace riled him. Everywhere the spirit of patriotism was in evidence. Many men and wo men seized every opportunity to tell the president of their support in the present international crisis. Thou sands stood in the chill drizzle while the brigade of sailors and marines marched up Fifth avenue and during the aftcrmv is witn a co d, damp wind blowing across tin* Hudson thousands more thionged tlie slop: s of River side drive and other vantage points to watch the, Mayflower as she passed up the river between the grim gray lines of war vessels. The president's remarks at the luncheon were greeted with tremen dous applause. 'Ihe president boarded his yacht f r tlie re .ew at 3 o’clock, after a trip f’.fe the Hotel Baltimore, wuere the luncheon was held. A half hour was spent in reeeivling official visits from the flag officers and captains of th • fleet and then the Mayflower got un der way. Tlie president, together with Secretary of the Navy Daniels, S ere tary I.ane, Secretary Redfield and Act ling Mayor McAneny, st od on the yacht’s bridge. The fleet stretched ahead up' the river for four miles, each sni > dressed from stem to stern with pennants and ensigns, the national colors fluttering over the taft'rails and at mastheads. The crew in blue service uniforms, the officers in gold lace, manned the rails. Overhead were dark, sullen clouds and a gray mist blew over the river, harmonizing with the gray of the bat tleships, hut so thick at times that the furtherm st ships of tne line could scarcely he distinguished from the Mayflower*!* starting point. Her course took her between tlie line of battle ships and destroyers around the end of the fleet and hack between the bat tleships and the Manhattan shore. As the president's yacht, convoyed by four destroyers, reached the flag ship Wyoming, tlie first in line, the president's salute of 31 guns b onied across the water and reverberated hack and forth between the Palisades and New York's skyscrapers. ICach battleship, as the Mayflower pa-sed, thundered a similar salute, 33d guns in all. Tlie Mayflower was followed by the despatch boat Dolphin, carrying As sistant Secretary of the Navy Roose velt. the yacht Iris of the commerce department, the Yankton as press boat, the Dixie with the wives and friends < f navy officers aboard, and a municipal ferryboat for the city hea d : 1 ——— "■ 111 ———* Pardon Sought of President for John Dietz By His Son New York. iMay 17.—l/t*slie E. Dlotz, who was taken To a local hospi tal suffering from a fractured skull as he was on the eve of realizing his am bition to present a petition hearing three milli n names to President W 11 son requesting a pardon for Holtz* aged father, now serving a term for homicide In the Wisconsin federal prison, probably will recover, it was stated tonight. Dietz spent all his money to get to New York in an effort to reach the president during the latter’s review of the fleet. Yesterday, < vercome by Hunger and exhaustion, he fell down a stone stairway and sustained Inju ries which at first were thought to be latal. Tim elder Dietz was convicted of having shot and killed a deputy sheriff, in 11)10, while defying the au thorities who were trying to evict him from his home. Dietz alleged that the action of the officers was inspired by a lumber company which is re him ill will. For two days lie fought a posse be fore giving in. John Dietz, his wile and Iieslie Dietz were all wounded. This fight Irt-came known as the "hot tie of Cameron I'w.m." Imslle Ilietz started his long tramp from Seattle and since has filled l,gf>0 hooks with signature to the pardon petition. A briber 17 years old is touring the south also collecting slg natures. Screams of Burning Men Heard Abode Roar of Flames N'rtbraefca City. Neb., May 1* \t,» so irl l“a< ific freight train No l‘>r. »»« wrecked two mile* wonth of N’elira*kn <Tty today. At leant fit - tramp*, rid ltig In a lumber car. were burned t» death Ten iitn of oil, including five of gaeoltne, exploded, Two ea* of % stiver bullion from the Omaha smelt er melted and ran like wuter Into n .dsture * The Kcmnnu of the Int rltrmed men eottld be heard above the roar of t.ie flame*, hot owing t intense h at nothing could be done to save them. Of aldermen. Their hands saluted each battleship with the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner," which tlie Itatlleships' Imuds returned. President Wilson kept up a constant stream of questions to those ubout him. lie asked about the armament and crew of each ship and often ex it ressed his pleasure. The frequent playing of the national anthem kept the president’s head bared during mist of the review'. De spite tlie mist, he refused to keep ills hat on '•I have too much respect for the fleet and the anthem," he remarked. A miniature boat called the “Suf frage,” hanging on the Michigan, which appeared in a water carnival tonight, attracted the president’s at tention, but lie only smiled. The president remained aboard the yacht after she had again anchored and at 7.1th o'clock was taken in a navy launch to the flagship Wyoming I where he was a diner quest of A I miral Fletcher and officers of the fleet. The day’s program ended with a race under the glare of searchlights among the battles nip’s boat crews and tlie water i| ageant, consisting of a pa rade of ships’ lunches humorously or historically decorated. Tomorrow' the ships swing out to sea for a naval war game along the Atlantic coast. The president will again review them from the deck of the Mayflower as they steam down the harbor. The president had planned to de liver an address at the dinner, but changed his mind. The function was attended by Secretary Daniels, Secre tary I,ane, Secretary Redfield, Acting Mayor Mc.Aneny and tlie ranking of ficers of the fleet. There were no speeches but the health of tlie presi dent was drunk by those present standing. The president conelud d his long day by watc.ilng the bout races from the deck of the Wyoming and a joy ful celebration among the Wyoming crew when that ‘battleship won tlie race. He stood smiling on tlie bridge as the bluejackets, headed by their hand and cheering lustily, paraded around the deck. Soon afterward the | president returned to the Mayflower for the iiignt. He planned to return to Washington on her after the review tomorrow. Mrs. Daniels, wife of the secretary, gave a dinner t night aboard the Dol phin, which was attend d by Miss Afargarct Wilson, Mrs. I). F. Hous ton and other members of tlie presi dent's cabinet. - ~»r-..-. TURKS CLAIM TO HAVE INFLICTED HEAVY PUNISHMENT Berlin, May 17, via London, May IS. —A wireless dispatch from Constan tinople says: "The general staff in the Darda nelles reports that near Arihurnu on | the 15th three enemy battalions at tacked out right wing several times. They were driven back into t leir main ositions and lost some 1,500 men and much material. Three shots from our batteries liit English cruisers." GERMANS ARE EIIRGED RACK GERMAN TRENCHES TWO MILES LONG ARE CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH FIRST ARMY. rAKE NUMBER OF PRISONERS To the West of the Yser Canal in Bel gium the Germans Have Evacuated Their Positions Owing to a Threat ened Enveloping Movement. London, May 17.—Victories in the west for the allies and continuati n of the Austro-German drive of the Russians in the east are chronicled in tlie latest official reports of the various war chancellories. Two miles of German trenches cap tured by the British first army In the ■region of Ricbebourg L’Avoue, the taking of a large number > f German prisoners and the annihilation of one German contingent numbering several hundred men by their own artillery fire are recorded by Field Marshal Sir John French and the Parts war office in announcing a further success for the British armies in France, a short distance north of Labassee. German positions, according t Paris, have been taken in the Ailh woods and German attacks near Berry Au Mac and on the outskirts of tin forest of Lepretre were arrested by the fire of the French while to the west of t'.ie Yser canal in Belgium, German position have been evacuated owing to a threatened enveloping movement. Tlio Austrians in central Galicia assert that tlu-y have advanced to ward the upper Dneister and occupied Drohobycz, 40 miles southwest of Lem berg. Revolutionists again are attack ng (Lisbon, aided by the warships which are bombarding the city. Over a hun dred : ersons have been killed. An at tempt lies been made to assassinate Joac Chagas, who was shot four times by Senator Freitas. Gendarmes shot and killed Freitas. The Berlin newspapers have pub (lislu d a news agency version of the American note to Germany. The lx> kal Anzieger says Germany’s reply probably will be that she is occupied with her “sacred duties" and Is not to he disturbed from any side. A homeward bound Zeppelin te turning from a raid on England was Rome Paper Urges Immediate War Declares That to Wait Only Al lots the Enemy to Make Better Preparations. Nome, May 17.—V’ia I’aris, May IS. —The Giornale 1/Halia, which has been a strong supporter ot' the Sa-1 landra cabinet, and was among the finst to advocate military prepara tion®, publishes a .ignificant article today. “War,” says the paper, "is virtually declared by concord of the king, tne government and the nati n. The won derful secret dream which for half a century has strengthened Italy in its long wait is about to be transferred into radiant reality. "Italy is about to engage not only in a war to liberate the remainder of the Italian provinces under foreign rule, tint in a war for civilization.” The Gironale IVltalla urges a union <-f all parties and the ressatlon of all conflicting passions. “When war broke out," it adds, "Berlin and Vienna were the scenes of savage attempts against the diplo matic rei resentatives and the subjects of the countries against which Ger many and Austria had declared war. Tnese were considered I lie deivlor.ih'e excesses of a hysterical minority In stead,, they were the first manifesta tion* of methods which later develop ed ini" a most atr clous war through out Belgh'iu and France and on t * seas “Mottling of the find must happen In Italy. The motto must he uo v.o* leu lie against foridgn rs even if they are lour enemies. Hospitality being i I, in*'-i »acrod duty o! tnvlllaed •>*• »| is one of the highest forms of politi cal civilization.” Alluding to the ‘imminent depart ure” of Prince Von Buelow, the Ger man ambassador, and Baron Von Mac cnio, the Austrian ambassador, the ■poller cites the Italian proverb: “FV>r (be flying enemy build a golden bridge.” Throughout the day the chaamber of deputies was crowded with members many of win m had hastened to Rome in their anxiety regarding the crisis and the imminent decision of the cabi net. Outside t he chamber great crowds gathered, the majority of whom voiced tneir opinion th it fur ther delay on the part of the govern ment would lie disadvantageous as it would give time for the compieth n of preparations b\ Austria a: d Ger many. There was an active exchange of cipher telegrams today between ttie \ustrian and German embassies and Vienna and Berlin. Mayor of Rome Makes Warlike Speech London, Mnv IS, 4:05 a.in A Reu ter dtctpaitach from Rome says: 1 An Inna ug demonstration in fa vor of war wa< held »e,-. t might (Monday). A irne-sbn headed by (lie tdigs or Trent, Trtrie, Istra and Hal mat la tun re led to tl ,■ capital and provoked a train and na outburst of popular tnthnaiaain. The ma*or of Rome, Prince (‘olonua, sttrroun led by Idly magnates, delivered a warlike speech.” attacked today as it reached the Iiet gion eoast. The big gas bag js re ported to have been damaged but its fate was not learned as it drifted away in the fog out of sight of the attackers. The strain of waiting for definite news of Italy’s intentions with regard to the war lias been soinew'.iat re lieved by the statement that nothing further is to he done until parliament meets next Thursday. Meantime ape clal trains are re;g>rte<l to lie in readi ness to take the German and Austrian ambassadors out of the country. The German ipress is plainly gloom) over tlie situation. INDIAN CLAIM SUIT DISMISSED. Washington. May 17.—The_ court of claims today dismissed a suit brought by the estate of Charles F. \Viriton for services in securing legislation to give members of the Choctaw na tion who remained in the state of Mis sissippi tile rights of Choctaw citizens and a proportionate share of the land allotted to Choctaws when the nation moved to Oklahoma. This case in volved one of the 21 claims made by various attorneys for service to the mississippi Choctaws aggregating over $2,000,000. The Mississind Indians agreed to pay from 2i to 50 per cent of their prospective allotments of Oklahoma lands. The value of these lends was estimated at about $15, 000,000. THOUSANDS PLEAD FOR FRANK'S LIFE GOVERNOR SLAYTON ASKED TO COMMUTE THE SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT. Atlanta, Ga., May 17.—Three thou, sand letters, many of them signed by men of the highest prominence in various parts of the United States, asking that the sentence of death im posed upon Deo M. Frank be commut ed to life imprisonment, were receiv ed here today by Governor Slaton. Tne total number of letters of simi lar import now In the hands of the governor is estimated at 75,000, Men who have Interceded for Frank by letter during the last few days include: Myron T. Herrick of Ohio, former anibassadi r to France; Phil ander C. Knox of Pennsylvania, for mer senator and late secretary ot state; Francis I. Walsh, chairman of the federal industrial relations com mission; F. I. Delano, member of the federal reserve board; Senators Borah of Idaho, Thomas cf Colorado, Newiands of Nevada. Heed of Mis souri, Governors Brumbaugh of Penn sylvania, Ferris of Michigan, Hall of •Louisiana, and Mayor Rolph of San Francisco. -o STUPENDOUS TASK TO TAKE DARDANELLES IT IS A QUESTION OF HOW MANY MEN THE ALLIES CAN AF FORD TO LOSE. I ondon, May 18.—The British press representative in the Daid tnelles, telegraphing under ''ate of May 10, sends a description of the fir-t stage of the operations of the allied troo >s against the Turks, which, he says, has come to an end. He testifies to the splendid work already achieved by the allies in successfully landing anti es tablishing themselves in the face of tremendous < ptposHion. They are now before Atoh'l Baba, about five miles utp the Gallipoli peninsula. "Tills is the first of the commanding positions ori which the Tttrko-German force can take a stand before we are able to move up the Gallipoli penin sula and command the northern shore < f the narrows,” says tiie dispatch. ‘‘Tnere must lie no false illusion as to the big task before the allies. The war here is a question of how many men you can afford to lose to capture each trench and each kilometer of soil. Victory is only to be gained by ne re men and a continuous supply of ammunition. "Tiie positions already won prove that tiie Turk was justified In believ ing his positions were Impregnable. “The navy has achieved a fine or ganization for tiie landing of a con tinuous suti Pl.v of men anti munitions Biers have been built out into deep water so that tiie larg.*st lighters can t« me alongside. Hoads nave been cut along tiie cliffs to increase the urea of dlaeniltarkation and a hundr d de vices have been utilised to assist In Die efficiency At night the southern end of the Gallipoli penlnsu’a, for merly deserted amt barren tea I M appearance of one of the world's great e-t " t ■ t i on shore by though several t wns have si rnnA u wit . ,it sea a hue dred great:ansports and many » *r stitis* at!, i Iketl t'Utsn!,' tiie defiant straits.’* AMBASSADORS REALIZE GRAVITY OF SITUATION Believed to Have Urged a Suspension of Submarine Attacks on Pas senger Ships. Austrian Ambassador Holds a Long Conference With Secretary Bryan-Diplomates Realize * That Should More American Lives Be Taken an Immediate Break in Re lations Would Take Place. Washington, May 17. Germany is ex|*eetoil to answer the American note of last Friday before the end of this week. Ambassador Gerard cabled the slate department today t.iat he hud read the document to Herr Von Jagow', the foreign minister, Saturday morn ing. and that an tarty reply would b ■ forthcoming. The ambassador was given no inti mation of the feeling of the German government.. He was assured merely that the subject, would receive consid eration by tlie higher officials and that a reply would he ready soon. In asmuch as the pros had not been permitted to publish the text of the note the ambassador also was unable to report on the state of public opin ion toward it. In the meantime the diplomatic activity of Count Von Herustorff, the tier man umbas i. dor, and Dr. Constan ta. T Diimina, tire Austrian ambassa dor, loth of tuiutn are understood to i t endeavoring to prevent a rupture of fn-i.diy relations between Germany and the United States is attracting inucli attention. Neither of the diplomatists would discuss the subject today. Dr. Dumba had a long conference with Secretary Bryan and lat >r other officials at the state department. It Is known that he disco, sed informally (he situation .pro duct d i,y the inking of the Ipisitania .■ ■! foe sending of the American note and it is understood also that Sucre CONTIN I' til) ON l’AOE EIGHT. Barnes Undergoes Rapid Fire of Questions I (Syracuse, N. Y, May 17.—William, Barnes was on the witness stand in the supreme court today for more than three hours and submitted to the most rigid cross-examinatkn by coun sel for Theodore Roosevelt, defendant in the suit for libel, could devise. Under a rapid fire of questions, the former chairman of the republican state committee told about his inter-i eat in the anti-racetrack and direct primaries legislation, ab ut Inlying and selling a contract for puinlio printing; about what tie considered a "legitimate piece of patronage,” in the form of printing an i about a score of other tilings. In answer to one question regarding who was the republican leader in this state from 1906 to 1910 Mr. Barnes as serted that while Colonel Roosevelt didn’t actually attend the state con vention of 1908 “he used the tele phone." In 1908 the defendant was president of the United States. Mr. Barnes freely admitted lie talked to (Senator GraiWin about the liart-Ag new rating Bill after Patrick MeOar ren. organization democrat in the state senate, had informed him mat a careful canvas had revealed the fact that should Senat' r Grattan vote against the hill it would be defeated. “ "" ",|* 1 . iii !; Senator Grattan, according to the rec. ords, d'd ho vote. IMr. Barnes made no secret of the feet that he was opposed to the Hin man-Green direct primaries hill, and he swore that the >20,000 claim he as signed to tne Albany Jaurnal Company was not as stated in the minute b< ok of that corporation, for salary c.wnd him by James B. Lyon, founder of t.te Albany Printing ICompany, which bears his name but in reality was a debt owed to him by Mr. Lyon for a contract for public printing which the plaintiff purchased fr m the bidder who had secured it and then re-sold. Mr. Barnes said that orders for printing given out by the clerk of the assembly were considered "legitimate patronage." Patronage, the witness defined as being ‘anything given by favor." He said he at no time con sidered he should be especially favor ed, but he did object to being dis criminated against in the matter of public printing. Mr. Barnes wr te a 'letter to Thomas C. Platt and claimed that the clerk was about to deprive him "of a piece of legitimate patron age.’’ , Colonel tooosevelt seemed to .i-^gKiy, lost some of bis interest wjft'wir, Barnes' remarks. He read a ^negazine' nearly all aftenw on. ¥ Warships Bombard j the City of Lisbon -- <f President of Nea’ Cabinet is; Shot and Killed By Senator Freitas. .Madrid, via Paris, May 17.— Fighting in Lisbon has begun again, according to the latest news reaching Bad a Joe. The warships are bombarding the city. Over one hundred i ersons have been killed, including several Span iards. The Spanish warships Expand and i Hio I>e lm Plata and a Spanish tor pedo bout have arrived at Lisbon. President of Cabinet Is Shot. Lisbon, via l.oudon. May 17.—Joar Chagas, tile new president of the cabi net, was snot f (ttr times with a pistol' while on bo«~d the midnight triln from Oporto and died some time later. Ills assailant was Senator Freitas, who also wp sin i and wounded by u passenger on lie train. Senor Chagas war luken to a hospi tal wlu rr It war announced that hisi condition w«> grave. In addition to} Other wo"inh lie i- mifriiiig from at ft suture of the skill A d!« patch n<elved Here from l.s ■ [ i on com t t-ttit § the sh nUtlg of Suitor Chagas says the attack occurred at tiic kntrolcaniente railway staation. '1 he dispatch adds that Senator B’rei tas was killed ny Gendarmes. Two Hu.idied Killed and Five Hun dred Wounded. Haris, May IT.—The l-lsbon news- i i, attars state, save the Havas eoi re spondent In the Portuguese capital, licit General Pimenta <%stro, the president of tin cabinet, declared that when the i evolutionary movement hrt ko out he offered the collective resignation of the miniaory to Presi dent Lit Arriaga. It la added tliat General Cast re assured the new cabi net of his loyalty, Twb Hundred persons killed and five liundted wounded are tne res>orted re aultH of the fighting. Most of the Killed and wonud*'d belonged to the republican guard. Admiral Javier Itrlto has been im prisoned in a charge of having or. deed the submarine Kepadart# (o sink (he boats bombarding lawbon.