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RENT THAT VACANT ROOM £ 11 1 \ 0 FORECAST People looklu.i; for roorus turn to AW 8 .'Wfer the classified adp of the newspapers ^^8^^^ FORECAST FOR ARKANSAS—FRI* to seo what is offered. An ad in the DAY FAIR, WARMER; SATURDAY Sentineldteeord is almost sure to THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES FAIR bring you a customef. r*in. e-=' , ■ =^~— -■ - ■ . ■ -- ■ ■ ■ ■ - ■ ■■ - -- . ._ ■ - ■—--rj". -. — - . -- -.. VOLUME XXXIV. hot springs, Arkansas, Friday morning, march 9, 1917. number 250. WINNER AS A “COME BAER" AFTER TWO YEARS OF ABSENCE APPLEGATE HORSE PROVES RETURN TO OLD CLASS. HAD A PERFECT RIDE ON PART OF A LOCAL JOCKEY Again a Large Throng at Oaklawn Where Thousands of Visitors Are Enjoying the Return to Hot Springs of the "Sport of Kings." 01(1 Rosebud has eome back. The pride of Ihe Applegate colors yester day proved himself an important fac tor in the tbl7 stages of the country when he shouldered 130 pounds and breezed home in front of a rather classy field. It had been Just two years since this son of Uncle-Ivory Bells had been a groat horse, but that means it has been two years since In has been raced. In his two year old form he was the admiration of the turf, and that popularity continued through the three year old form. Then he was laid up for two. year fur re pairs. | “Will Ob! Rosebud come back?" was the only question yesterday. The horse gave his answer in the most hallow sort of a victory, lie was handled by Jockey Peak, a Hot Springs boy, who had grown too heavy of late to accept many mounts, but who had been 'working in the bath house sweat rooms for many days In order to make the 12d pound require nient. Peak had ridden Rosebud be fore when he was on the turf, and the stable wanted him to ride this famous return of this good horse to the turf, and Peak certainly was glad to have the opportunity. The horses broke away to an even start on the six furlong Journey, and IPeak immediately sent Old Rosebud to the front. He stayed there. Once on the back stretch he had a chal lenge from Robert Bradley, but that candidate was soon shaken off. and then Peak began to take it easy for awhile until (’rump on Alrterbarln made a bid in the stretch, and again Old Ro.sabud was shaken up and came on home winning band ridden and handily. The time of 1:1J l-o was good for the track and the manner in (which the race was won, and estab lishes in the minds of turfmen the belief that this good horse will be an important factor in the big stake events in Kentucky this year. The crowd naturally not so larg< ns on the opening day, bill again it at tested the popularity of the sport here. The stand was filled. The whole of the card of racing was va ry attractive as the cards generally made up by Rasing Manager Jack Campbell. The fields were yvell balanced, an I they were nicely sent away by Startm Dade. DEMPSEY’S TURF GOSSIP. The victory of Old Rosebud was a double "comeback" stunt, a- tt not only marked a ’’comeback" tor the wonderful little horse but for Jockey Charley Peak as well. I*< ak Is a na tive of Hot Springs, and whs a lair rider for a long time, but numerous falls nerved to give nim a setback and he was out of the saddle considerably mending. He has been at home for some time and is down to a good rid ing weight, and expects a big spring and summer. There was no happier person si bout Onklawn Park when Old Rosebud won than Harry McLaughlin, who has ■w atched over the horse from the time that H. C. Applegate bought him as a yearling. McLaughlin cherished thi hope throughout the long time that (Old Rosebud was on the shelf that he again would see the day when the son of Uncle-Ivory Hells would be able to step down in front of good horses, and he worked hard on him in an ef fort to get him fit. The horse was as playful as a kitten when McLaughlin led him buck to his stable. Leochares worked three furlongs In : r.5 1-5 yesterday morning .and was eased up a hi.tf « mile in : IS --•'■. Trainer Johnny Powers is undecided when he will start the horse, but ne said that if He does not start him in the near future he will parade hint in front of tilt* jjfrundstand so that the local turfites and the visiting tourists can get a good look at him. Jockey ICveritt Haynes, who rides him in all of his races worked him. The judges yesterday denied all of the privileges of the course to J. Baker. Jockey Tommy Mi Taggart while astride of Hose Point in the first race yesterday struck Commensia across the nose with his whip when the lat ter started crowdinfg him after turn ing into the stretch. AlcTaggart also was not so careful about clean riding when he rode Pleasureville in the fifth race and almost put Polroma over the fence. Thrilling finishes were the order of the day. Three of the races were de cided by head or nose margins. Velvet beat Taxi a head. Polroma won from Pleasureville by a r.ose and White Crown got the verdict over Handful by a head. The eligible list for horses excluded is beginning to grow, as the sprint races, especially the five and one-half furlongs affairs are filling over the limit. Those on the eligible list get first call the next time they are enter ed. W. A. McKinney was the first owner to win two purses at the meeting, Kit tle String winning for him on the opening dty and Ftlaek Frost yester day. ills horses raced with much suc cess at Juarez early in the winter and they are all ready to show to their best advantage here. An imported horse lias won on both days of the meeting to date. Arriet held the foreigners end up on the opening day, and Polroma did the same yesterday. Horsemen racing horses which are little known or which have not started in several years, will save a lot of trouble tor themselves and the ol'fi eias by having them thoroughly iden tified when ready to bring them into the paddock. Tin re are a lot of strange horses here and Paddock Judge Mackcssv has had to have a few identified already. Pluto was handed around as a real "good thing" in the second race but l.e broke sluggishly and never could get into a contending position. Pluto formerly belonged to the late Joe Yea ger who raced him as a rwo year old but he did not graduate from the maiden ranks until he was a three year old this winter at Juarez. - .. o - ■— — BILLINGSLEY IS SCORED BY LAWYERS IS GOVERNMENT'S CHIEF WIT NESS AGAINST THE MAYOR OV SEATTLE. WASH. Seattle, Wash.. March .V—Described by the pro ecu:ion an a man ' most of whose life had been occupied in hoop legging and gambling" md !>;• op (toti ng ci ;n.->.»! as a murderer and habitu al criminal. I.ogan Billingsley, princi pal wtness for th • lotted State ov ivnuu nt in the case against iMayor liram C dill and o bors. gave test! ni! ny today concerning his operations [it a systematic viol lor of prohibi tion laws in tiie. states f Oklahoma We-it Vrglnia and Washington. The deft ndaibs, beside s Mayor 1111', arc Chief of Police Charles I.. Becklug ham. foinu-r Slicrlff ltoberi T. Hodge and t t\ Detectives Peyser, Dao . Poolinan and Mci.tniian, indicted by a f« dera grand r r\ for alleged jin-i p nation of intoxicating liquor iu:o . lie suite oi \\ .isliingion. Billingsley aid lie had been i oli victotl in O laTuni of manslaughter but a ueond jury ul acquitted him and that he pleaded guilty regular’;-' to selling i i'.or in violation of lie Oklahoma lew. Ity arrmig, ment with the p lice, ami thus really paid a monthly fine. Billing ley swo o he came here early last year to -el' whis ky hi dr.-g stores to Ue.ojcraiid by li nisi-if and his hro-tllei : that. I li- slums flour'shed: and C it he w-js compel cd to pay a fixed tun icr bar rel to the four ci.) detectives nt *al for the whiskey that he gait through. The witness said an arrangement w: li (Jill was made la-t August by whic.h hfs prosecution hi the cif offi cials w-is to he dropped. The sovern inuit offered evidont e t show noi only that enormous qnanitie- of liq' cr bad bee-n shipped to Bdiinr-'-n but also that dil f mod back to BiP ingsley documents that would ! was ltd se ted., have convicted him . i violat ing .lie laws. Billingsley swore before the grand jury that the mum or letters -and telegram- contained I orders for liquor and shipping di-oe tions was |ia;-t of Hie service to which h<- |gild a bribe of St.iuui cash to di 1. GREGORY SAYS PRESIDENT HAS AUTHORITY CAN arm AMERICAN SHIPS AGAINST ILLEGAL ATTACKS BY GERMAN SUBMARINES. WIAT ACTION PRESIDENT WILL TAKE NOT DISCLOSED In View of the Senate's Action Chang ing Its Rules the President May Net Take Action But Call a Special Ses sion of Congress to Empower Him to Arm Ships, Washington, March it—Uoth Secre tary tensing ami Attorney General Gregory have advised President Wil son that he has full authority to arm merchant ships against illegal attacks by German submarines. It 'was these two officers—the gov ernment's authorities respectively on international questions and law—that the president referred the contention that old statutes enacted to authorize merchantmen to resist pirates raised an insuperable bar to the step he de sired to take to meet the submarine menace. They have reported that the statutes have no application to the present situation. Whether<’the president will act im mediately in accordance with this opinion or will wait tu call a special session of congress to pass a resolu tiou similar to that killed by a filibus ter during the last session was not re vealed tonight. In view of the action of the senate today in revising its rules to prevent another such filibuster it was thought in some quarters that the president would immediately call an extra ses sion. Weight was given to this idea by the president's statement last Sunday in which he laved blame for the fail ure of the armed neutrality resolution "on a little group of wilful men," and appealed to the senate to amend its rules and "save the country front dis aster." However, it was recalled that in the same statement the president express ed the opinion that old statutes might "raise insuperable practicable obsta cles." Since then he has received the opinions of the attorney general and the secretary of state. <)n> problem in consideration of the subject is the probable difficulty over the organization of the next house be cause of the almost evenly distributed balance of power between the demo crats and republicans A long drawn out fight such as has marked the or ganization of more than one house pro bably would delay action on the armed neutrality question---a contin gency which the president Is deter mined to avoid. It is taken for granted in all quar ters that before July 1 Mr. Wilson will summon an extra session of congress. The only question open tonight was v> hether it will lie called immediately. Because of the president's illness and because three members of the cabinet are absent from the city it appeared probable that the Friday cab inet me-ting would be canceled. On every hand, however, the predic tion w as made that the decision of the president either to call an extra ses sion immediately, or to arm Ameri can merchantmen on his c*n author ity is expee’ed before the end of the present week. Possible tomorrow. KrI The Turks are being harassed o.i three sides by forces of the eaten," allies, ltriti it root - undo Uene tl Maude, op“rut!ng along the Tigris river In M« o| tanra h-.ive driven iieoktlieT rk.s until the British caval ry is within right mi" s of *b sou.it cm border of the important town of Bagdad. To the northeas* i i Persia the It . Rians lm * gained fur her ad v intages over the Ottomen force-, m retrt a; westward from Maundan. having c cupied the town of Kan&aver. Another British army operating again.'1, the Turk.-: in Pa entitle has pressed them back northward almost to t ie gat »f Jet usalem. At last reports the Turks u a l Hire., region \ve e n retreat 'Whether it is their purpa-ie to moke a stand at Bagdad lias not become ev idem. On the oilier fronts hud weather Is keeping the operations noivn to tninor engagements and artillery fighting. On tlie front held by the British Krmce sliiiiit additional sucres rs have been achieved in the Aticro vul .ley ond near Btaelie . but . outhwesl of Ciiaulnes and so ith of Arras the Germans raided 'British first ine jnosl tions after heavy bombardments end captured a few men. In tile ClianywRiie region the French have re-won from tli-'-Germans n sali ent captured Febr •u> li. In tween Butte .Mesntl and Ma.isou, do Cham pagne, taking more Oban n hundred prisoners. Bombardments are in prog ress at other points on the French line. GERMANY HAS POWERFUL WIRELESS PLANT IN MEXICO REPORT THAT DIRECT COMMUNI CATION BETWEEN MEXICAN CAPITAL AND GERMANY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. Washington, March S.—Information has reached the government from a semi-official source that through the perfection of a powerless telegraph plant in Mexico City direct communi cation between the Mexican capital and Germany lias been established. Officials realize that if confirmed this news is of great importance and an investigation 1km been ordered. Through connection by Mexico City with the laud telegraphs leading into the United States Germany would be able to secure complete exemption from the censorship which now is im posed upon its communications by the American government at the wireless stations at Sayville and Tuckerton and by British and French govern ment* in their control of the Atlantic euldes. Far reaching possibilities thus would hi o|H-ned for the violation of Amer ican neutrality or even the menacing of the national safety in the critical situation existing. Sea raiders and submarines might be directed and full information concerning the departure of ships from American ports furnish ed. German agents in this country might keep in close touch with Berlin and in case of -war even more serious results might follow. From other sources information has reached Washington that secret meet ings are being held by Germans In Vera Crust and Monterey to determine upon uniform action by Germans in Mexico in the event of war between the United Slates und Germany. AMERICAN MARINES LANDED AT SANTIAGO INSURGENTS ARE BURNING THE CANE FIELDS AND SURAR MILLS NEAR SANTIAGO. Santiago, Cuba, March 8.—Vtmr hundred nu n front American warships have landed and taken charge in San tiago. The cane fields and the I'nlon Sugar .Mills at Sun Luis, 10 miles north of Santiago, are burning. The Americans were landed from the mine layer San Franoiato, the cruiser Olympia, the gunboat Petrel, and I he gunboat Machias. The people of Santiago have regain ed confidence once the landing of Un Americans. There lias been no fight ing here as a result of the arrival of the American guards, Heavy fighting is reported in tho vicinity of Paltua Soriano. Many civ ilians are leaving the city to join tho constitutionalist army. Navy Deprtment Expresses Surprise at Landing of Men. Washington, March 8. -Word that men from American warships actually .had landed at Santiago surprised navy department officials, who only today referred to the slate department a request for suen action front the Cuban governor. Commander Belk nap's report transmitted the govern or's request and usk<d for instruc tions. The American naval commanders have 11road authority to take such steps as may be necessary to protect Americans and other foreigners and their property, it is assumed that the situation at Santiago became so threatening that Commander Belknap decided it ws necessary to act imme diately without a reply to his mes sage. \s the United Stales government recognizes only the Meitoeal govern ment. the trouble at Santiago presents a difficult problem. The government forces are attacking the city and arc opposed by the governor of the pro vtae&c The task of the American ex pedition will ho to protect foreigners without becoming involved In the gen cral fihgting. TWO THIRDS r THE SENATE » 1 ■' ■ -' - WILL BE POSSIBLE TO LIMIT DIS CUSSION AND SAY WHEN A VOTE SHALL BE TAKEN. ONLY THREE SENATORS VOTE AGAINST NEW ROLE Kirby Was Among Those Voting for the New Rule—The Senators Oppos ing the Change Were LaEollette, Gronna and Serman—Speeches on the Measure Took a Wide Range. Washington, March V—After more than 100 years under rules permitting debate limited only by the physical endurance of senators and tile provi sions of the constitution the senate tonight by a vote o£ 7ti to H put puwci in the hands of two thirds of its mem bers In the future to limit discussion and to say when a vote shall be taken on a pending measure. Never while the amendment is in the senate rule book can a “little group el wilful men,” as I’resideut Wilson called those he held responsi ble for defeat of the aruicd neutrality bill, prevent a vote upon a bill be Ion the senate if two-thirds of their col leagues will otherwise. The organized filibuster as recognized in the senate is dead. Action cume unexpectedly after sli hours 'debate on the new rule, draft ed by a bi-partisan committee, A1 though both democrats and republi cans had approved the change in eau cus and Senator Martin, the majority floor leader, had given notice that the senate would bo kept in continuous session until a vote was taken, nearly everyone looked l'or a much longei discussion. Senators LaFollette and Gronna. two of those who opposed the armed neutrality bill, and Senator Sherman who favored It, east the negative votes. Senators, Cummins, Kenyon, Kirby, l^ane, Norris, Stone and Vard anian, who wero against the armed neutrality bill, voted for the amend ment. Colleagues of most of the sen ators absent announced that if they had been present they would have sup ported it. The exact use ot tne rule win not become apparent until it is enforced, out it probably cannot be successfully used to prevent the spectacular one man filibusters by which senators have talked bills pending in the clos ing hours of n session to a legislative grave. Such filibusters probably can not be prevented unless they are fore seen, but an organised affair which must be planned two days or more ahead of a session's end can be dls posed of easily. In brief, the new rule provides that on petition of sixteen senators tc close debate on a pending measure the senate by a two-thirds vote on th< following day but one may limit de bate thereafter to one hour to eacl senator. It includes provisions to pre vent dilatory tactics and the introduc tion after cloture is ordered of amend ments not germane to the pendinp bill. Many -enators who favored tlu change do not look, upon it as a clo turc rule such as prevails in the house of representatives, w here rules com mitteeiwitli a majority behind it car set limits upon speech and the houi for a vete. Others who fear that tin action tonight merely forecasts u more drastic change in future dechir ed that it was but the entering wedgt lie change In the future declared that it was but the entering w:ufp>« and that the days of the senate as tlu only legislative body in the world where there can tie full and Ire- dis cushion are numbered. Before the debate today continued lopg H branched Into discussion ot thu arui'-d neutrality bill and the pres ideal's statement about the twclvt men he held responsible for a failurt tc get i vote upon It. There wer« some bitted criticisms of the president and of the newspapers. Senatoi Cummins declared that any man 1i the senate or out idf “high or low' who : aid he attempted or conspired ir prevent a vote on the bill “deliberate ly falsifies " AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN DIES SUDDENLY Washington. Maic.n 8. —George W. Guthrie. A'i'jerican ambus ad o Ja|mn> s nee IHl.’t, died suddenly of aiH)|>lexy today at Tohio. Only a brief cablegram a.moan ns his death and giving no details had reached the tate department tonight. The affairs f tile ernliassy have been taken over l.v Post Wheeler, the f’."st secretary wilto will act as charge until a new amlia- ador is named. -o COURT ORDERS OPERATION ON MAN t-'t l.i Is, M ., i.March S.— The pro hate court this afiernoon authorize! a urgienl operation t > lie performed on the skill of Wi liam John Ho.ckln Tli > pu. pose of tine operation l« to re lieve pri sMire on the brain. which has caused p imlysis and la s of siieech. XppHoat n for permission to have at* opet ition performed wa,- made by W. ,\l lOrltteuden, 4 nMnluw afid ■uardian of th- afflicted man. Tlhe court was informed that as the father and s sters of lies kin opposed the operation. wlijV* hLs tjirea tchi’.dren. favored it. the guardian felt it was necessary to get five consent of the i rnhati court before proceeding. I -o SIGNING FOR 1017 FOSTER CONTRACT HAS BEEN RE CEIVED AND GREGG SIGNED UP YESTERDAY. -1_ Cates for Red Sox-Brooklyn Series Selected So As Not Conflict With Present Racing Program. Two more plajers j 'stenl ia curdl ed their names under the. lied Sox banner fur the 11117 cason and it is anticipated that announcement will a so lie made that George Foster, one of the world’s champion noted pitchers, is al o in (.imp and sattsified with terms offered linn. 1’itelter or.‘Kg signed his contract yoBterd'jy afternoon, and the algnud document sen to llohlit/el wa. also received by President Fra zee ye-der daiv. Hobby is exp cted In camp today. George Foster arrived yesterday and last night held a conference with Preside .it Fra zee, at which time terms fur the 1!M7 season were discussed. At tlu concl sion of the confab Kotor also signed lbs contract. Tlie Red Sox had a greet day n* practice yesterday and the players ate delighted with the wather unil the good condition cf the grounds. Pitcher Smith Reaches Agreement With President Ebbets. Manager Robinson had hardly side stepped h's grape fruit in the dining room at the Kastman yesterday morn ing when outfielders Johnston. Hick man and Myers appeared for break fast. The arrival of this trio of out fielders was tho one bright thing of the day. Of course the warm sunshine at both work-outs was another. There was not an idol moment ut either session In tho morning they furnished min h amusement to the five hundred or so onlookers by their antics with the medicine ball. In tho afternoon they played a fast sn.-ipm six inning game. Jack Coombs man aged and captained one team, while the other was under tho guidance of Larry Cheney. Coombs athletes, many of shorn have been in Hot Springs since the first of the month, got me hop on their opponents and finally won out by the score of 7 to J. An other game will more than likely be indulged iu this afternoon. Igite last night President Ebbets and pitcher Sherrod Smith, whom Dr. Biggs calls the ‘perfect man" came to terms on the salary question. Chief Myers, while accepting the terms of the club by telegraph from his home in San Diego, C^l., a few weeks ago, also signed a contract. President Ebbets and Jeff Pfeffer, the only ri\al of Alexander in the Na tional League, are having a little dif ference over the salary question but it would not surprise .some of the play ers but what Jeff would be oui 'n uniform within the next twenty-four hours, other players Including Mer kla and Cutshaw are looked for on any 1 train. It was announced lust night that Ollie O’Mar a, called by many of his Brooklyn fans and fannies, the "Irish Revolt," has been sent to the Oakland club of the Pacific Coast League much to tin- di-appointment of “Red" Smyth of the National League champions. Both Smyth and O'Mara were pro ducts of St. I-ouis. Another missing player whose name Is frequently meuUonod by the athletes is that of Nap Rucker. Not a member of the present Brooklyn club was on the team when the only rivul Ty Cobb had In Georgia popular ity contest for ball payers joined the Dodgers. Several inquiries have been WOLF VON ML WAS libNEROUS WITH FUNDS EVIDcNCE WAS DISCOVERED WHEN RAID WAS MADE ON VON IGEL'S OFFICE BY GOV ERNMENT. MONEY USED TO FOMENT REBELLION IN INDIA Count Von Bernstorff Faled to Take Advantage of the Attorney Gener al's Offer to Return Any Papers Taken In Raid Identified By Him as Official Documents. New York. March Evidence de signed to show ■ that Dr. Chandro Cliakraberty. & Hindu physician, and Ernest Hekunna, a German chemist, M eoived more (huti $60,000 from Wolf von Igel, a member of the - aft of Count von Bernatorff, former German ambassador in the United States, upon (he order of Dr. Alfred Zimmer u.ann, German foreign minister, with which lo foment a rebellion in India was reported tonight to have been presented to a special federal grand Jury here. The information was contained In papers confiscated in the govern ment's raid on Von Igel's offices In Wall street while seeking evidence In the plot against the Welland'canal. 1'he papers were officially used bJ*f--« government for the first time today, it was stated, their utilization having heretofore been prevented by the vigorous protests of Count von Bern storff. Although the papers had been taken from the jurisdiction of the local fed eral courts to Washington, Count vou Bernstorff failed to take advantage of the attorney general's offer to re turn any papers Identlfmu by him as official documents. Tin Ztmmeriu. n order -was obtained by Dr. Chagraberty tn the summer of lJUii, when he went to Berlin for the i peefal purpose of interesting the Ger man foreign office in his Indian rebel lion, according to the government a gents. It is not believed that the Zimmcrmnm memorandum Is an an tograph letter, but It is understood to have been written in his orfice at his dictation after Dr. Chakraberty s scheme bad been approved. Both suspects were taken to the Tombs when their bail Londs of tub each were suddenly canceled to day by their bonding company, citicial of th" company declared it bad acted through patriotic motives and announced that in future bonds would not be issued to persons arrest ed for violation of neutrlity laws.. John C. Knox, first assistant United States attorney, in chargo of the case, announced that as the rosult of an order received from Attorney General Gregory, information regarding neu. tiality violations and plot arrests, oth er than the names of the prisoners aini the charges against them, will be withheld hereafter. made at Whittington Park and the Eastman hotel for the great Georgia southpaw. Many of the players retired early last night after their first days work out. Of course the usual soreness will disappear quickly with the baths and a tew days more of the sunshiue of the last two duvs. On Sunday next a team called the Brooklyn and Superbas will play their first, exhibition game. On Sunday March the Dili the first game be tween the National and American Lea gue teams will be played at Whitting ton Park. Another game will be play ed the following Sunday. So as not to conflict with the racing at Oaklawu, Park, games with the Bed Sox and Brookins will be played on Sunday only. Duster flails while inspecting sample of Arkansas corn In the Bus ine-s Men's Leuguo building yester day was asked by another player where the corn came from. "Oh from the foot ot West Mountain.” Sun Francisco papers please copy. Many ot the players living in the East were surprised to find the East man hotel using potatoes for pen holders. When they left home pota tuiues were selling at prohibitive prices. This speaks well for the pros perity for the Arkansas resort.