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RENT THAT VACANT ROOM People looking for rooms turn to the classified Mils of the newspapers to Bee what U offered. A:i ad In the Penfinel-CKeoord is almost sure to bring you a customer. THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES WEATHER FORECAST Forecast for Arkansas—Thursday and Friday unsettled: local showers. VOLUME XXXIV. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1917, NUMBER 303 If the Germans Fail to Hold Phis Point Their Entire Northern Line Is Jeopar dised. The Exact Situation in This Little Vil-, lage Which the Germans Recaptured Tuesday Is Obscure-French Capture; German Trenches on a Front of 400 Yards. X#» York. \U} It.— Sanguinary ■>.> • •.Jos between the Itriti.i uni Uertna'i for possession of the vlikue of Fres no}- goes on Apparently vth m abut, ntent. It i.» a battle <>f di ," ration on the part of tho Oemufui who < e n the 1<>-s of tin? villa no .1 dotnd nn are—the pladnr ill jeopard of thi .r enure line north, < s • allv the town of Lens and Us adjacent <-,.al Ids. | and a deeply projecting sal etr !;,( th*-1r lint's which would virt tally p.it the Kritish at the a ire hold of r>nn Lnit.f | The exact f-Mirit'on >n the litie vti lage, which wa- recaptured by »he Hermans Tuesday after a stubborn tense on the part of the Canadians, s swtnvwaat obscure. The Brill h wa: office assent tha’ Prince tt ip; r> < ht of lUivaria's men met with revere "ft nt thip village Tuesday n v it <t'.! ing a counter attach, while !■ »i advices are to the effect that the; have heen ox pel led from a grea/or part of the village, but are std! holding on; although barely able m maintain them selves against the ‘tubborn onsla ght ■ of the Canadians. On the o her hand, tie Herman of fiei.ul conimnnicntion av erts t ot the Hermans have held the village .u.riiHt fresh Brit is n attacks and u add1' on have taken loo more prisoners, la making this el aim. however, he . details of a victory and v a ms of an | gruinarv losses Inflicted are la k • .g n tiie statement of the Herman war of f 1^*0 Wednesday saw a return of unfavur able v.eat.'hiT along 'he Anglo-i lertran front and except around Fresuoy the lighting was mainly by means of tu artillery. The French meant'm- have been busy con olidating the pe-umiis ca.r t trod from tho Herman in T’tesda: | 1 grit ing near Chcvreux repul og coirntcr-at'arks an<l engaging in a; tiflerv duels with the Hermans. N'ortIt 'W' t o. FI In inis w the single instants whero r."infantry left the trench; - m»* French attacked and captured C,-r man p * : on on a-f'ront of more that too yards amt brought ha- k Km prs oners. Alihoijt’h the fightin., along the Ar ru- Iron lias been riosen'ied ns the :t ost violent during the war. announce men; :ta; eeen ntaft-- :n the house of eommons that the British casualties are 50 to 75 per cent fewer -.ban those - 'tamed in the battle of the somme. The ' glitimt in all the other tneaters except in Franc. continuous of a mo raciu n:i are. although the operation •n Mneedonat, where heavy artillery ■I■’•■Is are in progress along the en • re rout, and in K« <man a. where. t,ie Hus a' have broken through the TeiiioiM line at one plane. indicate the mining of general engagements in a r-rort t me. A had been foreeast, the nim'-i of Uritish veHAole. sank aj<urii)i; 'hp w. ei; ending last Sunday wn• nuilao up d-ir'tm tie former week I.as! week 24 vessels of o\er l.»)fw> toil', and L'd of les1' than i.iiho tons were sent to the bottom as uimpared w ;li "k of more than 1.000 tons, and 111 in the other eategnry the previous week. (lermany. however, is still opt inn-si in tint her underwater rampaign will be s « ee fui n ending t ie w<ir Tlu naval budget committee of the reieh ag ha- been told that in \pril no less than l.luOeHiO tons of "hipping COt)l|> :;'ed the hoot) of tile ‘•nn marin'‘s, wli'le the minister of th ■ ii) ha nawared the chnniber tha Germany lias the necessary boats, .nun*.net end are* ore to perscveie mi4 I the end. MARINE CORPS NOW AT FULL STRENCTH \\ a.di ,:igton. May f'.—Offle'nl an nounceuient was made tcxla tint the nmroie eorp now tontan ls."»r.I men. It authorised strength of 17,Pm w.t Denomination of Bonds Has Been FiAed The Smallest Bond Will Be $50 and the Largest $100,000. AVanhington, May 0 - The • Oi'irt.OOft Issue of liberty loan bowl.'. Swretarv Me Ad-fo ann'unced tonight, will bo in denominate ns of from $.v> to <100,000, will mature n :i" years and may bo redeemed by tho govern ment in in; will lie subject to pay niPnt in four installments and wl'l carry the privilege of conversion into tiny bonds which may lie issued l.i 'T (luring the* war at a higher rate of n terest, • Two per ei'nt of the subscriptions j must 1h- paid on applicat on. The re- j mninder will ,l>e paid ns fellows: Juno 28, 18 por rent; July 20 per cent; August IS, :t0 per rent and August :10, :;o per cent. The Isolds will be dated .Tune IS in stead f .inly 1, the date previously designated. nnd interest will he pay-' able semiannually on June IS and la cemher IS. Two v lassei-? of bonds w ill be issued, eon pen and registered. The lowest I denomination of registered bonds will; he non. other denominations being i 4500, 11,000. $.’>.000, $re,0 0, $.*,0,000 and $100,000, C'upon Knds payable to bearer, will be issued in denomina ti ns of ISO, $100. fSOO and ll/oo I>eolsion to place th«- minimtun de nomination at $S0 instead of |100, the. amount t.'nin. vt'h agreed on Jn.-t nlaht. was not reached until Into thi afternoon. Anotlior dotail not derided until the last nt mite was the eon vorslon privilcfie. In all other re sports the tentative program reached last night was virtually undisturbed. The present offering, it was an nounced, will be limited to f'J.iWi.ftno, trip ad ‘‘n allotments will Tie made in excess of that amount " This dr poses finally of reports that Mr. Me Adoo had nmler consideration the ail visabilln of extending thamount of iho (Ter to include a percentage <>; tho < . ver-snhseription which apparently will result whon the subscription bo Us are Hosed .lune I.", next. "Application" must tie made on o' before .lime IS. If I 7," reads the form nl atmouncement, “subject to the r ght of the score ary, in his discretion, to dose the Stiltner pi ion lw> ks at an earlier date " The statement then gives the terms of payment and o ntinnes. ‘ Act rued interest will he payable with the full ami final payment (August MU). I*r vf Ions will lie mail" for "he privilege to pay earlier the lull subscription prlee upon terms and conditions determined by the see re t ary.' i>a--t»i1 May t. A hill to authorize n stron; h of is. pendin" in con gress. AUSTRIAN SHIPS BOUGHT. Wo shine ton, Wav o — Tho federal -= liippiiiR hoard tongih: announced that '.t hail purchased : rom American own iT, even Vnstrian incrru;uitnicu held ii American port-., totalling 52.GG1 tons, for *;n.77S.fm«. 1 ho price is atm it hah' the prevail ins price f or-lip- The ves-els w ill he repaired within a few months and P-fired in lli»- War emergency trade hy ‘lie board. --a VAWTER ACQUITTED OF KILLING YOUNG HETH TRIAL WAS ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL IN THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA. < 'hr'At.ans’.wrg. Va., May :• Ohirlo i h’. Vawter, tormor professor of pli> ts at Virginia Polytechnic insth.nto, was declared not guilty tonight, or the mur der of Stocloton Het.h Jr., a wealthy young scciety man and sportsman, whom he shot, to death in th<- Vawter homo early on the morning of .March 1'!. The jury was out tw<> nml one half hours, but, accord in*? to one jury man, only one ballot was taken. Yavv ter'w defense had been based on the unwritten l^w and self defense. \rfer his acquittal Vawter gave cut a statement r t c sing the pr."secution anil the press for "the injustice done M.-s Vawter," who testified during the trial that she had been intimate Vvith He h, a fr.-quent visitor at the Vaster h me "I greatly regret the whole sad nf •air and sorrow eau-ed." said the statement. "Injustice done Mr- Yaw. ter by the prosecution and the press is the greatest blot upon the whole s;id affair. While l ant blameless as o Stockton's death. I tea ze that 1 have been guilty . f weakness. When I should have been st- nv Tie future stares me darkly in the face, but vvith • iod's help I shall endeavor tn build somewhere a happy h me for my < hil dren and wife. My immediate )dans are to rest." I he trial was one of the most Sen Rational in i lie history of Virginia. Th pro edition produced two inters ti m avvter to Heth, one condoning the relations between Heth and Mrs. Vaw ter and asking Heth to pay a l am r i>:li ot Vawier's and another begging Heth to stay away from the Vawter borne and nor to bring liquor t him. Mrs. Vawter took the stand in defense of her husband, declaring she was willing to bare her life to save him BAILEY ASKS DISMISSAL OF BUCHANAN CASE CONTENDS THAT ACTION TAKEN BY HIS CLIENT WAS NO VIO LATION OF LAW. New York, iMoy ft. - The government Inday brought to a close i s case igiinst Captain Franz IVmtelon of the Herman navy and his seven alleged munition plot, confederates with testi mony by Andrew n. Meloy tha’ Rin I' len told hint in duly, 10la. Hint David Cantor md former Representatives Frank Buchanan a id H. .Robert Fowl er, all defendants, were engaged in a plan virtually to close up the muni tion Iwssiness in the United States vviihin ::o days, Tlie men are charged with conspiring to fornn-nt siiTikes i nviuit'ons plants nnd on piers to i>re ven; war supplies from going to the entente allies from this country. Meloy, wlio is a finamial expert, satil he advised Rintelen the plans pro settled to h tn were folly and told him tlie only way to shut, off the munition Iraffc was to match the allies' dollar for dollar in their pit releases and buy tip oil supplies. After the close of the Government's ease, eot n el for Kit - telen made formal motion for a <Ps mi-sal. -whirl'll) was denied Former I nitod States Senator .Joseph W. Pulley, representing linehana t. ar ’ ■ insr a similar motion for It1- client. do elared that, tile Sherman law under which the defendants were ind'Cted, did n t apply t fite activities proved : I: ; i list 'tie'll and that net onlv w.t - no crime -/own, utt a', o. even had t i*e\ been /'a d ninms rntn the tier man government for what tney did, there woijld hate been no erme in volved. /The court reserved d*1 i-hm 'tniil arepments for d -me- al mi com* pietod hi till d- outlunts. m tax will BE El UN EACH INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD LIGHT, HEAT AND TELEPHONE BILLS WILL BE INCLUDED IN TAX. ITOST AliAINST MANY FEATURES DF TRE LAW Committee Estimates the War Ex penditures for This and the Whole of the Next Fiscal Year at $3,800, 000,000—Practically Everything in the Country Is Taxed. "Washington, May 0.—The war tax liil! extending its exrises to the fabric of every American home was formally preserved to tie- house today by the w \ and mean, <v niniitteo with plans for <ji ;■ k passage. As a forecast of what may come later, if. pt* p ses special taxes to raise $l,SCK\o*io.nn(.> n addition to the present normal amoral revenue of $!, 500,000,00n. When Its terms art* ef feofive the American people will be puyiit- direct taxes of $31 per capita. The people of the British isles—half as many—now pay a per capita tax of $tlo. While the principal features of the war levy are the Increases in income anti pr f ts taxes, increases in internal rates and increases of customs duties, many of jtet provisions reach the in nernt st. s'ruvturo of every homo anti make trp a list of taxes probably the most formidable every faced by the American people. The household IicTit, heat nnd tele phone bills, admission tickets to amusements, fire and life Insurance, railway t ckcts, automobiles, automo ht '* tire*- anti tubes, sof' drinks, post nvt* rales, golf dubs and baseball i>ats, du!> dues and a host of other every day necessities or luxuries come un tie*!- the taxation. Increased postage rales on news papers, arranged n a *one *~ystem, are suel! that publishers sav they will tor a- main n* .-ws papers out, of bust ness Already protests against many feature;, of the law are pouring in, and attacks up n j( will center in (lit* sen ate finance Komruittce, which will con dtvi public hearings on it and prole ably make s me amendments. W hen Opitu eratio, header Kitch tl presented the hill i|0 the house today he announced that general debate would begin tomorrow, an dibat he had hoped to j>ass it by Saturday. There is some objection, however, to hurrying the hill, and it prohably will he passed the early part, of next week In presenting the hill .the ways and means committee made a report, iy ms m pa n : "After carefully considering the ex periences of the European countries at war the committee believes it is sound economic policy for the present generation to bear a fair and equitable p d ion ot the burden of financing the war and recommend that the re maining contemplated, expenses of the government frr the remainder of this and the whole of the next fiscal year be raised by taxation. The effect of this recommendation is that! about otic half of thi* contemplated expendi ture will he met by taxation and the other half from the pr coeds of l> nds. “It is estimated that the receipts of the federal government, including p * ml receipts, for the next fiscal year under exist iu> law will amount to $!.• .'dO.enn.nOn. The proposed bill is csti. mated to yield during a Ill-month period $1 .SOd.hOo.otM) additional. T’.iis will make the total receipts f the government f r the next fiscal venr $':..'lfio,ooo,iMtrt, or al> m per napita. a compared to O.reni Britain, with a popuiatk n less ttian half that of the 1 11 ed States, whose receipts, in,dud ittg postal receipts, for the year end inc; March ill, 1017, amounted to $2, TOO.uoo.OOO, or ntwvut $*10 per capita. ‘The committee believes that the American people were never in a more favorable condition t/> pay a r* as« able amount of taxes l'or war pur P sea in addition to those for normal purposes, than at the prewont time. The committee has endeavored to dis tribute equitably this additional bur den of taxation and so to levy the pr - posed taxes as to necessitate as little re-adjustment or disturbance to busi «*■•-’« as possible.” The committee os'imafed the war expenditures for the remainder of this and the whole of the next fiscal year at about $3,800,000,000, exclusive of the bond Issue to finawe the foreign lean. “Wo have already authorized n. b- ltd issue of two billion dollars,” It added, "to provide a portion of the necessary funds to finance war. Therefore, the amount necessary to rate by taxa tion, or a further t>ond issue, tit this time, Is $1,800,000,000.’ The bill today is calculated to rn se, in exact figures, $1,810,420,000. It is expected t produce this yield: Income tax—<New war income tax. $332,500,0001; retroactive tax <>n in comes, $ 108,000,000. Additional excess profits, $108,000, ooo. Liquors—Ttstilled spirits, $l00,n<in, ■000; rect.fied spirits, $7,500,000; fer mented liquors, $77,"00.000; w ines. 000,000. Soft drinks—Syrups, etc.. $20,000, 000. Cigars—$11,000,000; cigarettes, $35, 000,000; tobacco, $:t".OO0,000; snuff. $2,000,000; cigarette papers, $200,000. Stamp taxes, including documents and playing cards, $33,""0,000. Increase in custom* duties, $200, 000.000. increase in first-class mail matter, $70,000,01*1*: in nfK-nnd class mail mat tor, $19,0no,noo. Transportation Freight hills, $77. 500,000; passenger tickets, $70.0**11, 000; express bills, $15,000,000; pipo linos, $4,500,000; seats, berths and staterooms, $75*',ooo. Eloctrie lights, eas. d mesilr power, •telephone service, $:t0,000,000. Telegraph and telephone message $7,000, OOo. Advertising, $7,50o.<><*0. Insurance, $5,000,000. Automobiles, trucks and motor cycles, $0S,000,000; tires and tubes, $12,000,000. Musical Instruments, phonograph records, $7,000,000. Motion picture films, $7,000,000. Jewelry, $7,500,000. Sporting goods, golf clubs, baseball bans, billiard and pool tables and baJH $2,000,000. Pleasure boats, $500,ooo. Perfumes and cosmetics, $4,750,000. IVcprietary medicines. $8,500,000. Chewing gtim. $1,000,000. Admissions to then'ers and other amusements, $00,000,000. Titles in clubs and other organiza tions, $1,500,000. War estate tax, $0,000,000 (esti mated, however, that the increase will yield, $58,500,ooo when in full opera limn 1. Virgin Island internal revenue, $20, OOt). HOOVIR AOVODATFS PRICE FIXING BILLS URGED THIS AS A MEAI^S OF END ING THE SPECULATION IN FOODSTUFFS. ■Washington, (May ft.—-'Herbert C Hoover reported to President \Vilso\ today on food conditions abroad and presented flip allies’ estimates of their food requirements from America, dur ingr the coming year. At nn hour's conference he reviewed the situation in detail, outlining measures foreign governments have taken to ttonserve their supplies. On his departure front the white house Mr. Hoover was asked if ho would accept a place as foed debater. If one were created. ‘‘I don't want to be food dicty.tor r°r Jlie American people,” he repll d. ‘The man wtio accepts such a prvd* ion will die on the Itarbed wire of the te-l-line entrenchments.” Her re the senate agriculture com-1 mil lee during the day Mr. Hoover urged that a central food department be established. lie advocated prl'e living bills approved bv the admin istration as a means of ending eperula ion and argued for prohibition as n war measure. Later he saw the six ea im*t meml>ers who comprise the i’ounc I of National Defense. At thl-s conference hr* riled thr* needs for f <1 control nml outlined what the allies are doing in this direction. The first of the administration'.^ food Mils mis doiiftitcd in the house today. Chairman i.ever of the agricul ture oommittee, presenting the mens ure with tin* dr* hi rat on that Its prompt enactment s vital to sue r s lal c- ndut t < 1 'he war Several mem : tw'rs from the ft> d producing parts of the country attacked the hill as ! giving too much power to the govern ment. Representative (1 rah am of Penn sylvania objecting particularly to pro visions empowering the. secretary of [agriculture tv send his agents int places of businem t.p obtain int'orma fion SUBMARINE MENAGE WILL BE CRUSHEO B -- BRITISH ADMIRAL DECLARES NECESSARY ANTITODE TO THE UNDERSEA BOAT WILL BE FOUND Washing!' n. May ;t.—Confidence that, rht» submarine menace will be! me) either by Hrftish end American inventive genius or by the combined navies of 1he two powers was ex pressed by Hear Admiral Sir Dudley R. H. I>e Cha r of the British nilsi-lon at a. reception tendered him tonight by the Navy League. British inven tions, he said, "encourage me to ex press the confident h-epe that the nec essary antilode to the submarine will tie found." Admiral Tie Chn r said American and British naval officers would n bo content, to let things rest with the merchant shipbuilding program ns a means to crush th<- submarine. ‘It will tie six months,” he said, "before the full weight of a ship!mild inlg program can be felt, decisive re suits must hi', can be and will be achieved by then by the combined ef forts -of our navies.” The members of the British mission today continued their subcommittee conferences with American officials in the hope of being able to report be fore the mission leaves on Friday for the joint reception in New York with the French. As yet, h< w ever. none of the eight sutxv mmittees has ad vanced its discussions to a point enabling it to rep rt definite conclu sions. TO PLACE BARGE LINES ON MISSISSIPPI S'. I.ouis, Mo.. May 0.—Two barge corporations with an aggregate cap: ta.l stock i f $:!,r>00.000, < ne operating f>n the Mississippi river north of St. IXHris ami the other untilh, ■were au thorized at the river conference, which ended a two-day session here today. The conference also merged all river societies of the Middle West, to one central organizaticn, known as the Mississippi Valley Waterways’ Association, with James E. Smith, a retired !m nicer. as president. In work looking toward revival of water trans portation the new association, it wus announced. Is to receive the co-opera tion of the government as a war de fense measure. 1 E- Howing the election of the presi dent it. was agreed that St. I.ouis v-as to tie the headu natters of the organi zation, and that the executive offices of the barge corporations should he hvcated here. NEW YORK CITY GIVES FRENCH ■ « i mi *"•< <r • ■ ■ Hi WtLUlMt A MILLION PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO PAY HOMAGE TO JOFFRE AND VIVIANI. WILL REMAIN IN THE CITY FOH THREE DAYS Statue of Lafayette Will Be Unveiled Today in Honor of the French Com missioners—V'viini Makes Longest Speech He Has Made *n This Coun try. New York, Moy New Yorlc aur ronderod uncondl tonally to Joeepb. Jacques Joffre, marshal of France, ami ilie French war commission at 4:35 o’clock tlu- afternoon. Not oply dm Hie world’s largest city capitulate to the hero of the .Marne, and to Rene Vivianl, former premier of France, who headed .the wur mission to the United Stntes, hut it. accorded them a triumphal entry. Never have visitors to New York r« reived «i tremendous a welcome At least a million of Iis cl-zens turned out to pay homage to the great soldier ami the great, statesman of a slater republic. Accustomed as they have become to demonstrations of esteem slneo they set toot on American so l, the French men were overwhelmed at the demon stration ‘endered them by New York. Their coming was un historic event and it was celebrated ;n un historic way. The men whom the city honored did not try to hide the emotion they felt. From the moment they alighted !n .fer e) City from the closely guard ed special train which brought, them from Philadelphia until ihey retired, tonight in the Fifth avenue mansion of Henry C. Frick they were not per muted to forget iha tNe wYork was proud to have within its gates the rep resentatives of the best loved ally of cue unuen scales. The numbers of the mission caught tlhoir first glimpse of Bartholdi's fa mous slatue of M-bertyi as they crossed the Hudson river on a police boat on their nay to 'Manhattan. Vivian! and Jot'fre stood at the rail, the former in silence wit hh-a hat at. his side: the soldier at solute. Then the city’s sgylinp drew their attention as Uhe boat approached the shore. The Frenchmen were greeted by a reception rannmittee including Jo-eph H. -Choate, former ambassador to Kng laml; .tides Jawerand, the French am bassador. Frank U Polk, counsellor oJf the state deparunent; Georg© W. \\ iekersham, former attorney general; Hr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University; Major Gen eral John F. O'Ryan, commanding the state national guard; Olto H. Kahn. CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN American Steamship I Fires on Submarine SiA Shots Are Fired at the Under sea Boat When it Disappears. Now York. May 9 —An armed Anier Iman lhie stoamship which arrived here tonight from a European port re ported that her gun crew fin'd e'x s-hots af a Gernuin submarine off the eotist iv Ireland on May 2. The under sea boat immediately submerged and H was iinoosMhle to determine wheth er any of the shots took effect. Th - p-riscone of the submarine was sight.ad about ft p. m. and the Anteri euji vessel immediately swung oround to after A the gunners an opportunity for ecru rule a m. The ondotseu ora-t disappeared' simultaneously wi h the tiring of the Vj»t -hot ,it \u< said, and did not reappear. Tho American ship then pur on lull speed and proceeded on her course. On board the vessel wore stx mem* hers of the crew of the Norwegian hark Skjold, sink off tlie Irish coast by a Oerrrxin isubmarlne on April 1, and three members of the crew of tho Norwegian bark. Vostelo, stink by a s htn’arlno on April "2. The Skjold was tnitind from New Vork to Olasgow and the Vestelo l'rom Mobde to Belfast. In addition to the crews of tfh*e Nor wegian harks, the American liner had on lioarl 29 first. 28 second and 34 third ckt' --> passengers.