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All the War News WEATHER
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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."
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
Tlio Austrians in central Galicia
assert that tlu-y have advanced to
ward the upper Dneister and occupied
Drohobycz, 40 miles southwest of Lem
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
“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 *
“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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
"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
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 ■
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
Barnes Undergoes
Rapid Fire of Questions
(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
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.

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