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The Senfinel-Kecord 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 20-Forecast for you read It In this paper you are Arkansas: Showers and cooler Frl reading the latest. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRIN GS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES, i day; Saturday fair. __ ' ■ i.—■ -■ —... , , , - - . . . . .. _ _ VOLUME XXXIII. HOT SPRINGS. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY MORNING. MAY 21, 1915. NUMBER 51. ROCKEFELLER ! PROVES OOOD EFFORTS OF CHAIRMAN WALSH; TO TANGLE HIM OR SECURE ADMISSION PROVES FAILURE. UONVICTION III LAWSON TOR MURDER AN ISSUE Walsh Endeavored to Make Rocke feller Admit That Lawson Had Not Had a Fair Trial on Account of Po sition of One of the Jurymen. 1 ' ..ujlngion. May 2>i John I) Rockefeller Jr., te-tifying i<diy be foie tlie Industrial Relations Commis sion for n second time in its inquiry into the recent strike against the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, was subjected to searching examination by Chairman Walsh, who questi -in 1 him about the personal attitude of himself and his father toward the striking miners. He will continue his tisti monj tomorrow. After Mr. Rockefeller had r ad a statement relating to corresp ndence published since his appearance b fore Che commission in New York, ('hair man Walsh brought up the case of John It. l.awson. a striker recently convicted of murder and sentenced to life imii risonmem. lie declared that W. W \\ i son, one of the jurors, had been Identified' as n traveling salesman for a biscuit I iotniany who had exclusive sales! privileges in the mining company's plants. | MY. Rockefeller’s attention also was inilled to allegations that employ s of the Colorado coijtpan} who testified against la'wgon were detectives hired by the con* any, and the e.iairman asked what the witness would do for the sak“ of justice if the all gations proved true Mr. Rockefeller, cool under rapid fire questioning by the chairman, said he was determined that administra tion of justice should lx* 1 ft to the state, and that if injustice could be shown the attorney genera! of ('do rado would wish to try tlie Lawson case again. "Suppose,” continued Chairman Walsh, “it should lie brought undou.it ably .to you that W. W. Wilson, a trav eling salesman for a biscuit company, one of the jurors in the Lawson rase had been given exclusive privilege of selling liis products to all of your camps, would you sugge t to the au thorities that you did not think that right with a man’s whole life at stake?” “I am not familiar wi.h the condi tions," Mr. Rockefeller replied. “Should it develop that what you say is true, I would do whatever is necessary io see tint what is right was done.” “Do you think it right or fair to try a man before a juror who was situated with your company as I have described this man?” tlie c.iairmau continued. ' I think that tli■■ jurors should el have been select, d with the great -st care,” Mr. Rockefeller answered. Tlie administration of Justice should rest solely in the hands of tlie state. This principal I regard as so vital that I would not stop at anything which might be necessary in order to main tain it absolutely.” Chairman Walsh told Mr. Rockefel ler that the information regarding Juror Wilson had come to him from Rev. Kogene Caddis, formally in charge of the Sociological dt'iar,men' of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com pany, who testified yesterday. “We sent a telegram," said Mr. W alsli, “to Colorado and today re ceive,1 thi^ reply: W w. Wilson is a traveling salesman of the National Biscuit cympany Your information is correct.’ *’ "tf tills turns out to b > true," the chairman continued, nuestliming the witness, “have you such zeal for the full administration of justice tnat you will make some demand upon your company and I lie authorities of Colo rado in regard to getting Mr. ]giw son a new trial?” "I am reserving the right to d aide that when I am informed as to the situation,” said 'Mr. Rockefeller. "Again i say I stand on this very definite statement that tlie adminis tration of justice should rest in the hands of tlie state.” Members of Industrial Commission Object to Methods of Chairman. Washington, May The agur ss ive methods employed by Chairman Walsh in examining Jonn R 1+ ckefe! ler I shore title Industrial Relations Commission today, resulted tonight n <i conference of dissatisfied m mb us or (lie commission, who drafted a let ter to tlie chairman urging that he adopt a more moderate att tude to ward witnesses in the future. Mrs. .1. Borden Hanriman is said to have been the leader of tills action which wus the climax to general d fferences of opinion over tlie conduct (>f tho hearings, althougn none of the mem bers would talk for pubilrath n. RooseOelt Jury is Unable to Agree After Deliberating for Seven Hours They Are Locked Vp for the Night. Syracuse, V Y . May 2n The jury to determine whether Theodore Rous cvclt libeled William Rarnes and if so what sum is commensurate with the damages sustained by the luit w, was locked up at II ", o'clock tonight after it had deliberated for more than seven hours and failed to reach a ver (lit t. A request involving polities was made by on ■ of the jurors on the single occasion when he and his com panions were brought hack into the court room. Jurur Number :i. Wa'ter Zuill, a Sy racuse manufacturer ami a progres sive asked .lust ice Andrew's to reiter ate that part of his charge in which he raid that the jurymen would not he performing th ir sworn duty if they ■ considered polities or allowed their In dividual political beliefs to play any part in reaching a verdict. Tlie jury retired at :: l."> o’clock this afternoon after William M Ivins, ( hief counsel P>r Rarnes had summed up (he case of the plaintiff and Justice Audi wea bad delivered his charge. Should a verdict lie reached tonight it would not be made public until to morrow. Mr. Ivins began his address by cri'l cis ng Mr Mowers for ' delving Into politics," ami urging that the jury remember that "tills Is not a po'ltil cal coniroverey." Mr. Ivins referred to a part of the l rv told hv Colonel Roosevelt as a "laity tale." The uuestion 111 this case," said the avvycr, "lias any man the right lo rob another of his honor? A man must fignt for his honor us lie would ulH m‘ Mr. Ivins said the article alleged t > he libelous charged Mr Marties as lie ing a "political Benedict Arnold.” Then, he said. I’ll 1 ■ defendant has charged so many men with being hah itu.il falsifiers that il lias lung since become a national joke." “W'liat does the word boss mean'.’" he continued. Til tell you: it ini plies a dishonorable occupation. In the article complained of bi-partisan l.dss rule Is alleged. What does that mean? Simply that .wo bosses hate ‘bnie together to the detriment of tli , people. “The questions here are these: Ha the existanee of invisible govern meat been proven? Has the existanee ol i bi-partisan boss rule been proven? “Who is tlie censor of the morals of men in this country? Well, my friend Mr Bowers, during liis address, divided (lie history of tin- country ini. three parts. The eononel lias had himself put in the class with Ceorge Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It lias put behind him Messrs, (iuggeu tielni ,Penrose, Barnes and many nth ers whom lie suffered for so many years." Continuing, Mr. Ivins referred to the defendant as "the master nioldei of libel tliis master iinilder of phrases with winch to attack ins i in mics." and said tlu-ie was "not one iota of evidence that showed a corrupt machine-ruled government "The on I > example of control vv.it the eoutro Mr. Platt exercised over till" defendant. When t’oltinel Itoosevelt putiH hcl Hie alleged lllii-loiis Htatnu-nt he meant to kil liurues, • Mr Ivins do dared. CABINET NOW PREMIER ASQUITH AND FOREIGN, SECRETARY GREY WILL RE MAIN AT THEIR POSTS. WILL SELECT NEW CIVIC HEADS OF THF ADMIRALTY Nationalists Will Probably Be the Only Party Not Represented in the Cabinet — Kitchener’s Responsibili ties Will Be Divided by Creation of Civil Head of War Department. - . t 'St i Ixwdon, May 20.—The national gov ernment which is to guide the itrltish empire for the duration of the war is now in i; regress of formation. The leaders of Hie political parties were in conference throughout the day ar ranging details. No statement inis yet been made as to (lie personnel of tie new minis tiy except that Premier \-nniith and Foreign Secretary flrev w 11 remain in tneir posts, it aitp* ars certain, however, that there will lie a new civil head of the admin tv and w«r office respectively, and possibly same changes in the ]>rofessioiial h ad- as wi ll, or at any rate, a r> a ljustment of tiie responsibility. Bari Kitchener, the scretiry of war. it is generally agreed, lets too mutch to do. raising new armies and the organization of the out'p't of mu nitions, and some of these ditties will lie shifted. lOhanoeBor I.loyd George and An drew Bonar Law, leader of the tsi>po sition . are about <s|Ital y favored for civil head of Inc war office, and A. ,1. Balfour is mentioned for a similar position in the admiralty. There is some doubt as to whether Mr. Balfour would accept this position. However, there is to he a complete change In the whole government and the portfolios and tinder secretary ships will be distributed among the liberals, unionists and lahorites ac cording to their strength in th ■ house of commons. The nationalists, it is understood, have definitely decided to stand aside. T. 1\ O'bonmir, in an article in his weekly newspaper, says that John K. Redmond, the nationalist letder, respectfully refused the offer of a seat in the cabinet, and a ids: : "1 have no doubt he feels that such a refusal was imposed upon Him by the conditions of Irish ublic life The Irish party lias an unbroken tradition of single minded and self sacrificing devotion to the cause of Ireland and probably Mr. Redmond would at least he charged with breaking it were he to take any office until home rule has been established.” It Was been suggested to include represe datives of the dominions in the government hut as this would in volve a very great change und it is not likely to he considered. Tlte king, who today was join d by Bari Kitchener in a visit to the muni tions centers in the north, was rep resented at the governmental confer ences by Baron Stnmfordhain, private sc n tary to ills majesty. -o TORNADO STRIKES IN VICINITY OF SPRINGFIELD Springfield, Mo., May 20.—tA tor nado which passed through this vi cinity tonight, almost destroyed a large packing plant two miles oast of Springfield and demolished several frame dwellings. Ten persons were Injured by falling timbers but none fatally. Two inches of rain fell boro today. Cloudburst Sweeps Over Eastern Oklahoma. I storm that in some sections almost assumed toe proportions of a cloud burst, swept over eastern Oklahoma today but caused little damage. In Muskogee 1.41 inches of ra n fell in less than a half hour and water raced down some of tin street < nearly liwo feet fn depth. -a————— bogIis army captain I DRAWS 10-YEAR SENTENCE N,V\ York. May 20 Frederick Pet.r. of Cleveland. Ohio, who Im sore,/ ^jtmerou* prison sentence* for intif/i,. ! ’•.'hle-i- cheeks and who of|(, op.-.t an uruiN officer, wu I * A, lodav sentenced for the same offense to ten years imprisonment at Atlanta, after he had pleaded guilty. It' pre senting himself as Oapttain B. Adal bert Barker, Peterson on April 111 vis ited the offices of the Ounard line in this city and presented a worthless check as payment for passage on the Transylvania. pocketing $‘ai In change. Peterson in thin pleaded guilty to forging a check in the name of Nich olas Ivongwoith and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. AERONAUT KILLED. I’aris. via London, May 21.—Albert Moreau, one of the French aviators, lias been killed by a fall of his a T0 I lane aat Melon. Moreau was the in ventor i>i a safety device to prevent tile capsizing of a- roplaitos. In T.illl he won the Bonnet prize with a self righting aircraft which he diove with out touching the levers. MISSOURI LIVESTOCK IS QUARANTINED' Oolumbih, Mo.. May 2h.—A provis ional quarantine against all livestock from tne stales of Arizona, '’a'ifor nia. Nevada. Oregon, I tuh and Wash ington was declared by the Missouri state board of agriculture today ef fective June 1 unless those states re move their embargo agonist Missouri livestock. The Isiard declared there was no foot and mouth infection in tliis state and tlte quarantine against Missouri was unjust. Threat of similar retaliatory quar antine against Texas and Oklahoma recently secured removal of the Texas restrictions while Oklahoma now accepts .Missouri cattle on spe cial (permits. -—— —o RUSSIAN PORT IS CAPTURED BY GERMANS REPORT OF BIG NAVAL BATTLE IN THE BALTIC SEA. London, May 21, 3:33 a m.—iA dis patch to t h<* Daily News from Copen hagen says: "It is stated that the Germans have captured Riga on the Gulf of Riga, on Northwest Russia. \ private dispatac h rmorts a hig naval battle in the Baltic.” Riga is Russia's most important port on Die Baltic side of I’etrogrnd. The topvu lies at the head of tile gulf of Riga. 112 miles southwest of I’etro grad. It is an imlportant industrial and commercial center, its Industries being the manufacture of machinery, railroad cars and tobacco. It nas a pe uihuion of about 3uo,oo0, many of whom before tilie war w< re tier mans. -o ARGUMENTS BITTER IN RIGGS BANK CASE CLASH OQCURS BETWEEN JUS TICE M’COY AND FORMER SENATOR BAILEY. Washington. May ?0.—Arguin nt be •■nine contentious and hitter today In tlie ease of the Riggs bank against the secretary of the treasury, the comptroller of the currency and the treasurer and former Senator ltailey presented to Justice McCoy tlie bank's opposition to the motion to dismiss tlie temporary injunction granted against the treasury officials. Mr. Bailey's argument began with « clash between himself and Justice McCoy which led to the lawy r' tnreatening to withdraw after a re buke from tlie bench. I.al.r as Mr Bailey continued, he was interrupted time after time by Samuel Cliter al eye of counsel for the defendants who disputed his interpretation of the facts. The interruption on several occasions precipitated rather heavy hcatetd exchanges. Before the argument started the at mosphere had been charged with ten sion by a denunciation from the b nen of a newspaper report of yesterday’s proceeding which Justice iMcCoy characterized as incorrect and 'de’.iib crate if not malicious." The crowd filling the court room sat in silence through this sensation to lie further thrilled a moment later by the exchange between Justice MV Coy and the bank’s counsel. Mr. ltailey. aftetr declaring that Mr Cntermyer yesterday had "ml-, tated practically every fact involved In tip cage." proceeded to reply In detail to Mr. thitetrmyer’s argument. II* occupied the entire day in his discus sion and will conclude Ins arxiinien on me law of the case tomorrow. Justice M Coy let it lie known dur lug the day that in* protmblv would take the ease under uitvlsement for > some time. Italians Enthusiastic OOer Near Prospects of Declaration of War Rome, May 20. 1:20 ,i ,m.—via Paris, May 21, 1:10 a.m.—Tnis duy will tut a heroic one for the new Italy, Tiie whole capita! is ill a state of cv.iw tation. Only in the period of tho vans of independence can a parallel be found. The names of those who contributed to the unification of tiie country— Victor Knimiamiel II, flavour, (ilari baldi, Mazzint and a hundred other patriots have been on tin* lips of tiie people and I lie w ish lias been ex pressed by all to emulate them, Vltoough all of Home ap eared in ac(s>id tiie authorities placed guards around tiie Piazza Hi Monte Oitorlo, iii which stands the parliam nt build ins. and threw a cordon of troop's around tiie Austrian embassy in or der to prevent any untoward incident. Flags were waving everywhere. In cluding the British, French, Russian, Serbian and Montenegrin, which were cheered by tiie crowds. When die sittiing of the Chamber of deputies began In re were present 4K2 deputies out of ">00, the absentees being ill. Tiie deputies especially aje ip lauded were those who wore mili tary unifornns and who bad asked permission for leave from their mili tary duties. All the tribunes wpre overflowing. In that for the diplomatic body were seintiHl the American ambassador, Thomas Nelson Page, and li Is staff. The former mayor of New York. Geo. B. MeK'le'.lan, occupied a seat in the president’s tribune. A few minutes tiefore the session began, the poet, Gabriele D’Annunzio, one of the strongest advocates of war, appeared! in die rear of the crowded public tribune. Tae people lifted him shoulder high cind passed him over their heads to the first row. The entire chamber, all the tribunes arose and applauded for five minutes crying "viva D'Annunzio!” No representatives of Germatfy. Austria or Turkey were to be seen in the diplomatic tribune. Tiie first ambassador to arilve wtas Mr. Page, M. Barrere. Sir .1 Rennelil Ki dd and Michel De Giers, die French, British and Russian ambassadors, respective ly, appeared a few minutes Hat t, and nil were greeted with applause which was shared liv tne Belgian, Greekand Rotiinanian ministers. i-or uie menvoers or Die cabinet there was an ovation with cries for Smlandra and Sonnino. Premier Halandra’s address was in terrupted time and time again by ap plause from all sides and the climax was reached when he spoke of the army and the navy. Those on the floor of the house and the galleries turned to the military tribune from which the officers waved tnelr hands and handkerchiefs. At the end of the premier’s speech there were deafen ing “vivas" for the king. Italy and war. Only .It intransigent socialists re fused to join in the cheers even In the cry “viva Dimly.” and they were hooted and hissed. In the senate where Premier 9& lamlra repeated his statements his words aroused tile same enthusiasm as in the chamber. While it was known that a considerable number cf senators were on the side of neutral ity, all enthusiastically stood by the government. Prince Di Canvporeale, the brother of Prince Von Buelow’s wife, did not rise at the first outburst of applause. Instantly there were cries of ‘‘brother in-law of Von Buelow, rise, ris-\" The senator prinee did and like the out ers. lie remained standing. (Senator Salandra, in his address, said: ‘ In the last period extending over 30 years Italy has maintained her sys tem of alliances and friend-nips chief ly with the object of thus assuring Kiiroi-oan equilibrium and at the same time peace. “In view of the nobility of this aim, Italy not only subordinated her most sacred aspiration, hut has also been forced to look on. with t-orrow, at the methodical attem de to sir press spe cifically the Italian characteristics which nature and history imprinted on those regions. "The ultimatum which Pie Au tro Huju'tarian empire addressed lust July to Serbia annulled at one blow the ef fect of a long sustained effort by vio lating the twist which Ismnd ns to that stutet; violated, the pact, in form, for It omitted to conclude a prePniUi.iry agreement wUh us or even give ns notIfti ation t/nd violated It also in sub stance ill souulit to disturb to our detriment T tc delicate system of ter ritorial pos iBsiona ami spheres of tn H dice vi) \ had le . n et up in the Balkan i*n KlP.i "Hultnw Via 11 any i«i tlculai i nt. it was the whole s drit of t'ne treaty who h was wronged and even sup |>r< ssed, lor liy unloosing in the world a most terrible war in direct coat in vention of our interests and senti ments, the balance which the triple alliance should have helped to assure was destroyed and the problem of Italy's national integrity was virtu ally and irresistibly revived. ' N'evtrtheless for long months the gm-t mnvrnt has patiently strived to find a compromise with tne object of restoring to the agreement the rea sonable being which it had lost. These negotiations, however, were limited not only by time but, by our national dignity. Heyond these Unfits the n terests both of our honor and of otir country would have been compro mised.” Tonight Inc central quarters of the city were filled with enthusiastic crowds which uniting into the com pel! mass of loo.noo manifested joy by cheering the king and ITemi r Sa landra. The Trieste deputy, Arthur 1 lords, was recognized by .Kirtici pauts in the demonstration who lifted the do; uty to their shoufdi rs and car ried him about amid die’ring. I>isi«atches received tonight, from Milan, Naples, Hologna and other pro vinclal centers report similar mani festations, At Turin tne socialists and neutralists attempted to start counter demonstrations, but failed. Action of Parliament Regarded as Virtual Declaration of War. Home. May 20, 2:20 p.m., via Paris, May 21, 1 am. All members of the cabinet, maintain absolute silence re garding what sitcl.i wSll follow the ac tion of the chamber of deputies today in conferring tti>on the government full powers to make war. Fortney ministers and other men prominent in public affairs declare, however, that the action of parliament virtually was a declaration of war. Austrian Steamer Tries to Escape. Venice, May 20, via Paris, May 21, 2 a.m.—Tli» Austrian steamer <’osiil licit tried to escape from |S>rt last night but was discovered by an Ital ian torpedo boat which threatened t<> sink her if she did not return. The captain of the steamer was arrested when he put back. The vessel is said to have contra!wild on board. The Austrian consul advised otner Austrian sbl|»s to leave. They re fused to do so, however, their cap tains preferring to take their chances | here instead of trusting to wlmt might hapr, en to them in returning to Trieste. Paris Rejoices Over the Prospect of Italy Joining War. Paris. May 20, p.ilh.—France is haippy tonight in knowing that the people of a sister Latin state are about to bake up arms against Aus tria end Germany. Italian flags continued to flutters^ late tills evening in all |*arts of ihe city. There were flung out alongside tne colors of France’s allies. In official circles no surprise is ex pressed at the action Italy lias taken. In the Italian restaurants in paiiticu lar all the diners tonight wore minia ture Italian flags and the crowds on the boulevards watching the bulletins from i+ume were similarly decorated. Germany and Austrians May Blow Up Ships in Port. Paris. May 20. 10:10 a.m.—Accord ing to a Genoa dispatoeh to t/he Havas agency tne newsipaper Lavoro sa^s a dozen German and Austrian steamers classed as auxiliary cruisers and armed and carrying Ammunition are reportted to he making ready to leave |ort. According to other ’ru mors the intention is to blow u;> th 'sa boats with a view to causing damage to the port. 1| , Switzerland Will Maintain Neutrality. Koine, May 20, via Paris.—The Swiss minister today notified Baron Sonnitio, Italian foreign minister, that lie had been ordered Ivy his govern ment to assure Italy that Switzerland was determined to maintain the strictest neutrality, no matter what happened. ^Germany Witt CJeclare War on Ital ~ m Home, via Aria, May 21.—The Aus trian ambassadors to both the Quir iual and the vataicnu will be the first to depart from Italy, says the Messa gero when Italy declares war on Aus tria. Then, according to the news paper. Germany and Turkey will de clare war on Italy, afttter whioa Prince Von Btielow, tflie German am bassador, and the Russian and Bava rian ministers to the Vatican will leave, Naby Bey, the Turkish am lias sador, is making preparations for his departure. Von Buelo Wants Spain to Looki After Austria’s Interests. Rome, May 20, via Paris.—It CONTINTEP ON PAGE TWC -- , 1 \ Official Washington Waiting Information Concerning Italy Not Since Last August When Countries ot Europe Were D nn daring War Has Such In terest Been Aroused. Washington, May 20. - lnt.it nse in terest almost equally to that Wash ington experienced last August when declarations of war in Europe follow ed each other in rapid succession— prevailed today among government of ficials and the large body of foreigu diplomatists on receipt of advices t'nat war lietween Austria and lta.lv was now inevitable. Only in the possible effect in Ber lin on the tenor of the German an swer to tile recent American note was there a direct interest for tlie I'nited States in the Austro-ltalian d i veio incuts. Some officials lielieved the value of being the most powerful neutral remaining would lie an impor tant influence toward a frit ndly reply while others thought the cutting off of supplies through tlte Mediterra nean would permit little restriction In the activities of German subma rines. in executive Quarters the most scrupulous silence was maintained to ward the sit nation. From official sources it was learned tnat Italy's aspiration* (mlitically and territorially fohnd more genoros response in the plana which the al lies in the event of victory haw laitl for a reconstruction of the mop of Bn rope than were granted in pro imsed Austrian com tendons. Ital\ Is said tv have believed her opportunity to establish herseJfV. in A Trieste, thin giving her Adriatic could no more si pliShed through 00-opetlat: alder than with the At cause. tfl For several weeks o-Pf;r tion reaching here has !■ mania would follow 11a.f <» Austria-German quarters, howeveifr lief prevails that Bulgaria, equlppi with a German war loan and aslrtrlnjOR to regain tertrrltory lost by the Bucha rest treaty, would either hold the _ enemy of Rouruauiia in check or com~t> l«d that country to maintain neutral lty. Developments in Greece, It is thought, may still further complicate the situation in the Balkans for In the event of the death of King Con st an tine, wtio is gravely 111, some diplomatists think Gret'ce would join / the allies. / It is taken for granted that a state of war between Italy and Turkey will follow goon. Consequently much so enpation Is heard upon the political effect of Italy's enlistment with the allies on the future of the Darda nelles, the Bosphorus and Black sea ports and the |H>ssHdllty that out of it might cotne a proposal to neutralise these straits with Courts at Inople as a neutral city, under Joint protection of Great Britain, Frum-e, Russia and Italy.