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ROOM FORECAST ) People looking for rooms turn to to* classified ads of tlie newspapers to see Arkansas: Sunday and Monday, wliat I3 offered. An ad In the Sentinel- partly cloudy, warmer. Record may bring a customer VOLUME XXXVII TWELVE PACES HOT SPRINCS. ARKANSAS, 0 % AY MORN'NG. DECEMBER 8. 1918. NUMBER 271 SENATORS TOOLS FELL IN WITH PROPAGANDA W CAMPAIGN THAT WAS CAR RIED CN IN THIS COUNTRY. ¥ DOCUMENT BY SENATOR HITCHCOCK PRESENTED Bernsterff’s Documents Taken From the Mass of Evidence In the De partment's Files Disclosing German Intrigue Before and After the Un.ted States Entered the War Were Made Public. . Washington. Deo. 7. Further chap, lias iii the si.ij of Hip cijrrls >’f < unt Bernstorff, the former German am i):is«aflnr ;itwi ni >*-»»• tnh n agents to influence -cntiment in America toward firman,v and to pro Votit U’f sbipnn nt it war supplies to the allies, were revealed in doeanienl laid before the somite investigating committee today, by \. Bruce lliel ashi ■( the department. of .tistice. Wreck of the pro mgamla syalent 'mill dp by Bernard Ibunburg. the kaiser s pars nil agent iy the United Metes, by e sinking u.f the I.u . t.mia, and. i" i • imiidin i ii ’>44.g. a ju ail It ■ III i if i' becomes kno.vn." ■alt with in conimuuiea lie former arn .1 aiim' to ■(a-TTTr t lei 1 elfiy /here also was evidence relatin ', to the organization in IPl.'i, and senuent activities of the America'! Kmhargo Association, with the hope ot (topping shipments of war sup plies to the a lib ( and hy so aroti ing feeiing among the votcri as to compel legislative slot ion One < i lie communications offered hy M. Bb'l aski. and purporting to have been written by Kurt von itch .Hz, former Herman eon it at < 'hica dealt wi b a mass meeting of Hie association soon to he held, and said iBut am ng the- ■ wiio had "agreed to co-operate ' wor' Senator Hitchcock o! Nebraska, if hairinan of the senate foreign r. la « 1 ions ( mmifteo: former Hoprcson! u ij live Buchanan of Blip is. who was f connected with 1 vi i *or'-= National Be.sc ■ t’ouncil: William Bayard Hale .*-Vf ' and Hr Aim.I, > mmist-»r if San . I' rancisco. j Allot!" r I- mil' in at i'«i relating Hi m a meet ini of ; b . c'.k ,irt i a .c.a Hon. and said, to have keen written hy (>. I. .lac ( of Chicago, acting eh airman. a:d that former Senator Works, of California and Senator Coorge HilMieoek. support! I the prin ciples df tpe conference. Mr. I’.iel.iski rend a docirment sign (•(I by Senator diit< heock. suiting tlnil the senator would do all in his power, both as senator and os editor of the Omaha World-Herald, to min , about: an ' mhargo on arms ltelswitz'' le.tor rcga ruing Hie cn hargo association made this reier i■nee to Senator Hitchcock: “Hitchcock seemed to he very strong for the plan, lie told our rep resentative at a conference hi Oma .ha: *• 'if this matter is organized in the right way you will sweep the United States.' ' Counsel Reisivitz. in a letter, be lieved ly (lie department f justice to have been written to Heinrich K Alliert. a former tier.nail agent, out lined a plan for the ae'iuisil ion of the Wright aproplnne factory at tl avion, o., as a means of preventing the ok pmt of living machines from the United1 States. ’Mr. Iiielaski also testified tltiit ■> make previsions for the di semination of pro-Ciprman news to smaller news papers, the (lera tn agents <ontcin pluted the purchase of tlie American Pre*.i Aspneiation which furnished manor in type to ■papers, but he said til' ie was no evidence that the deal was canned Ihroir-'h. In this eon i . • t lot), tin •.vi'tn- n ad i ll • . i ' drawn upon pr.sumanly liy tin* agents of .Albert, whereby the ass ciation was to "place it, whole or gnui'/allon at the disposal cf" Albert, in enter to spread pro-Herman news ami suppress anti-Herman news. The option was to e valid bet ween July L’o and October 1 fi, 1:»1and dur ing ilia! lime Albert was in deeidt wliellu"- be w aid purchase coiilnd ol the property tor $1* a.m.ii. t ale today tiro state deportment made public the lull !e\i of the Hern riorff documents read into the com nnllee i ‘cords by Air llielas'.i They «■ re taken from the mn s o (A'deuce in the department's file dis elo-dng Hern hi intrigue before and after the l'nil< d Slates entered th war. The document relating; to toe shipwreck of the Iierniiurg pr: pagan da was dated November 1, HUY Another document referred to the use of the New York representative of the Wolff bureau, the (iennnn semi-official news organization, in sending telegraph reports to Berlin. I’ndcr dale ot September I'•Mb, Berlin warned Von Binistorl'f that lhn Wolff Imre.hi agents w re c'iti i l/od as i o one sided and said more unbiased ii port.s "s'em to he urgent 1. desirable.” Von BemstoriT's rues age dale:' August 21, 1 It I J. si id . "As your excellency is aware. I have used the intermediary of the New York representative of the \\ Iff agency, Herr Klaes- iin order to send fe], urapiiii reports to you. These telegram ■■ to you, intended for yen, are indicated by the fact that they do not begin by naming the day of the week. "la order tiiat the reports shall nf! excite atttuition, it has been net's nary, in many ease.-, to disguise them in the form of pro s extracts, or put into the mouth of members of con intended to ho merely the expression of s me individual opinion, but as being views which, in m> opinen, ore important lor me direction of oc.r for idgn policy, mid for a proper com prelien ini' 01 tbc iocnl sitliali n.” Berlin sent this me.-sage via Slock holm and Buenos Aires, date) Sep e mher Hi, IP id: “The reports of th • Wolff bureau agents are rightly criticised by a part et the Herman press os one sided, as iie ha reported for some tin:1 noth me hut indignation against Kng’i >’t i in ruacitnient, w hich ... hen takes seriously. “As Hie matter will probably he taken up in the reichstae, more un biased reports seem to ho urgently desirable. ' He i-e advi. i; Kiuessi: in thi sense." General Beswits1 letter reagrding the etniiargo conference said that th" leadership in Hu- movement to Stop shipments of arms t > the alb 's A:e in the hands of two men, one in Chi cago and the other in Detroit. There va« no indication as to th., identity of the men. This part of the letter follows: “Fur your r nfkieniial Information I would further inform you that lead ership nf the movement, thus far. lies II the hands of two gem I,>men (one ii Detroit and one in Chicago) who are firmly resolved to w rk towards the end that the Gorman community, which, of course, will lie with us, without turllior ureine, shall, above all tilings, remain in Hie background, and that the movement, to all out ward appearances sliail have a pure ly American character. have known both the gentlemen very well for a long time and know that per ;'mil inlere.-d does not count linn i ; i • 111 ill'1 1 ■ till will min: tnmr onli reward." •Mr. Itiela, ki introduced Jetton written by G. Thomas, .it UotIonium to George Bnrtheleme, former repre sentative here of the Cologne GazoC-o, outlining a retime for outwitting the British censors and getting German news to the I nilod Mates and C n (ral und South America. Aer rding to the letters the plan was to estab lish a cable news service system be tween Holland and America which c.stemildy would be an exchange ser vice between a Dutch paper and a newspaper or news association in America. The United States broke off diplo mats relations with Germany before the plan wa put into opi-rati n. Organization of the citizens’ com nr!ttr,e for food shipments, ostensibly formed to send food to German civ ilian . was aliened by Mr Hiolaski. who sa il the apparent cxpoitilil .ires lor ii si ll shipment of condensed milk amounted to more than tlu1 value of the good shipp'd Tliirtv thousand dollars collected by the organization, under the guise ot intending to send food t Germany, apparently, was pent for other causes, lie raid. Tin committee wa form d, Mr Bielnskl said, at the V’m,> of Samuel Cntermoyer In New York. The German l*u lieation Seenly to dlslrilmte Gorman classics, tils • wa formed. Mr. BielasM -aid. Dr. Albert DRAFTING THE ARMISTICE TERMS AT VERSAILLES .v-eat-V. »rnt- WTBS- gWMT1 ,VI «v v«rg» - ■... - - .... . ..... I,ii«- . ■ v. I ■, he I-'! .ml: < ill ■ ■ i I | >ln ii !■. !'n | <li i l'ii Hr,i m In' ... in lilts ei um ll\v nl I lii* net util lira 11 in*, i.f I lie iinni ■ lice terms In : In ."Ili I j >1 cii i i itti i "Hi i i lie ,ii Versailles. * Mi I He left, iibulll lUe earner <»i tin* laliie, are <'"Imiel llmi.'ii tmil (iciiernl itli' . American representatives. -» T-.-=---:------- -z-------: ——-— riving S-“b.'nhi fur the oii>-,.. "As ii --u.il.' said the wifrn “George K.lvi . i r Vic-reck i::• rI some thins: to do with this organization, rveil after the United Slates entered the war, lint lie erased his activities after tin- passage of the cspinnaui a ct.” .Mr. Mielaski submitted to the com niiUOo copies cf letters flu wing that several lecturers wit: toured the country speaking in favor of Or many, were paid hy Von neynstorff DICHARGED SOLDERS ARE i TURNING; U” IN CITIES BROKE AND WITHpUT WORK. Ww York, Dree 7. • Uiienip'ornioi't is tite greates. danger confruntiti tie Unitf'd States dnrim t!i.■ next i ntonths, the labor re instruction i in ference of tile Academy of Political Science was fold at its meeting lu re tods: by Nathan A StiinTi. n. -i.--t .iit director general ol the United States employment sen ice. ‘Soldiers ere iitine: discharged l>>" the tlinus.r.d.s daily, on tin-' basis of military units, wh no reference r iii imlusti ■ said Air. Smyth. "They are behe mlisten d out on a i'civ days noiici and given in money t'ie cost of transportation le th ir homes, free to buy tickets wherever they please. Already they are lurr. iiu; up in the cities, in:provident ’>r dm away from home without, work, i, tpltcant - for i i k'ian i . of. ,\iany others .me unv filing to undertake i > day labor .•> s which alone, they ran find- There H every pro.-need that Hides remedial measures aiv prompt, ly ialceii llir sight of -tramlrd. work ps :. moneyless soldiers will he com mon throughout the land. ‘The gnat danger iu tile etude' four months i- Hint there wouldn't lie jobs enough ti go areum., tn>t unemployment wouid eiiino wi ii :n t«ndflnt mis'ry. and soe.it linn -t a, a lime when unarehisTi onden m. are emifa4iou« APPOINTMENT DECLINED. San Fiaticisci). lire. 7. William Denman, formerly chairman of the 1'nit'Ml States sii.ppiiig hoard, tonight declined appointirent by Secretary ;T Rfiiuir U imam is. \\ us>n. ,t- sin eial ro-'roset'taiive of that depart raent in a county grand jury investi gation of alleged irregularities char (1 in a report published here under signature of .Tulin I>. Densninre, deal ing wlilt the ease el' Th -ma- J. Mooney. THREE INDICTED FOR STEALING WHISKEY FROM TRAIN. ('llilianooga. Tcnii , Dee. V.- Indict ments eoniainiitg se>l*n comis were returned l>. the raia! lur. heie to day auaiust Sam .lorn l orn. - ■ council nan; ((sear \Y. Smiiii, < or. din-tor, and \V !l McVVUor1 ?r in > on nection with the larceny <>f linuoi while in transit from ear.- on the Southern railway. Three counts charge hire, ny while four are for violation;. < f the pro hibitory -I., line - ;’he .a ■ are I a result of it.ves! .ga'ion of Hu* lose "i dimntities of whiskey being Iran' I ported to non-prouililtlon .-.talas fol lowing <h rand on the railroad fur parmint for the liiitio- i > : The indictments allege ti it th w ill -key a< as l lie properly o' " R Mt-Adoo, director cenpi.il of nil r<» i.R . 'l ==q ; GENERAL MARCH ESTIMATES THAT THE TASK CAN BE COM PLETED FOUR MONTHS AFT EK PEACE IS ESTALISHED. REGULAR mi WILL BE LAS! TO COME HOME + Number of M,.n Discharged in the United States During the Past Week Was O.rr 200.000—General O LJ ^ ~_r:.n. a __i for early Return 125,525 Men and 5.325 Officers. W; 1:in;:ton. r- c. 7. - Right r£ th > thirteen divisions comprising the Amerieun Tliinl army innv approach mg t!n> Rhine eltlier are national guard nr national army tru ps. and I ihero is every reason to nolieVe that tlt-v "'ll i e i>n American > iil again i by midsummer. (le.teral March, chief of staff ni> . Tiouneed today Rial in- anticipated no ; trotiiili* in netting lite-e units lunne l air months after rea< e had been es labli died I’r. orient Wilson, in his recent ad ■ eii ss to congress, laid tile sessions of the eeiifereiHY. probably wciild fie t lH'h.ttled by spring, and based on • bis e 'in Re of the time, (ieneral March's statement was accepted to mean tiial tiles,. f rees would return' I during the summer T ie mitioiial guard divisions, the • fml and l.nd, and two of the na tion:’1 rmy, Uie sath and Su'dfc, are • j w in li e front line of Major CVen ' . 1 ' *v 111.1 II '■ , 111 \ III UU' 'JH'IIUH, ‘ which ,v i \viiliin twenty miles ©t th,. iiliino last night, according to (ion ci.d I'c-hing's rop'.'ri. I .'■th and. national guard and lie 7hi.1i uatinnal army arc in the second line, constituting the re y'.ew, which is occupying Luxemburg and various rail critters in Franco, lie hiding Alortmcdy, Longuyon. Elain and St Mhiiol. The 1st, drcl, 1th and : lhe r. s.liars comprise the remainder i: il . dvaiK'ing army, while the 2nd and Tiii divisions arc with the re serve The estin ite a.j lo the possibility dial !! i • c opt regular divisions will a re; been withdrawn fr 'it Franco ny ciiicl>ciiiiinc .■ is based on (lererul ‘ li.cn h's re ply a c lo • top necessary lo obtain an extension of the enlistment period in the army of occupation. The iaw about the men who wore j raced in ill' na" mil army is that j ip. y mee t lx- discharged four months lift i r i ho dec duration of peace, lio aid That. I thin';, also was extended to' include men who made* voluntary enlist mints in !he regular iirnry. 1 • won't liav. any difficulty in bringing back from Franco (he so-called nit lional army divisions in fur months alter tie declaration of fence. It is entirely possible that wo will have to ask congress for some modifica tion of thi> law to provide a longer peried for tile units which will re main In Unropo " A total of 5.725 officers and 125, 5t'5 men, General March said, have Iteen specifically assigned for early return by (ionoral Pershing', lliclud (>d in file additional units reported to < ay are 1,l•_>i; officers and 2,2,81 men, the largest rognni/.alions mentioned being the field artillery brigades of the stii (re-Milan and h2ml (notional army negro) diiisi ns and the 245th and 71(itii infantry regiments from the sT'li (national army division). The remaind. r consisilargely of motor repair units and auxiliary divi ion 11 troops The 2H)!li infantry Is numerically the laigc-i unit yet or (b red home, showing 77 officers and :: Is2 men, while ihe 24.7th, with 1! • (fleer; and 712 nu n, lias apparently been stripped by rrpfacement drafts. The full strength of an Infantry regiment is approximately 2,C>0() men. Dt cussing demoliitilzaiion of the forces al home, (ienend March stud college men, other than those in of ficers' schools, wer ■ being alKimloncd anil would receive up preference as to the time of I heir discharge. The or der of diMi.oblllzation providing that coral-it divisions lie abandoned last, lie said, lias not been altered. “The sy leni if- working at, a very tnucli greater speed." General March • aid. "and I have initiated a system \ which I get a daily record as to officers and n weekly record as to cnlistel men. The actual number of officers discharged at the time of the lust announcement was IT!, the num ber di.-i barged tins week up to yes terdnv was T.fi.’iS. "The number of men discharged In Hie I’nitcd States in iho last week was over 200,(lot)," LONDON PAPERS APPRECIATE BRITISH DAY CELEBRATION T.c.iulon, Dec. 7 The London new s papers n ?e; in appreciative terms 11. the celebration of “British. Pay" in the I'nited States. “We in liiis country," says the Morning Post, “mo t cordiality appre ciate the honor, and we appreciate the chivalry and courtesy with which the Americans have fought and work id along side of us on both Rea and land. Nor shall we ever forget, how. weary, as we were ofthe lor* a drawn of America came to ouv aid." ARMENIAN REPUBLIC CANNOT BE RECOGNIZED Washington, Pee. 7.—The American government, though entirely in sym pathy with the Armenian cause, is lift prepared to express its views on recognition of the Armenian republic c‘ Ararat, or the other Armenian or ganizations as co-belligerents in the war. Notification to this effect, was giv en today hv Acting Secretary Polk in a letter to Pr. <!. Pasdennajian. i age ip < f I he Armenian Catholics, to the Tinted Hiatus. INFLUENZA STILL RAGES IN ST. LOUIS St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 7. Cp to nocn ocia there had beeg cases of influenza reported in Sr. I.oiiis this ; week as comparer* with L"s<> last, I week. t k PRESIDENT’S SHIPS | PASS THROUGH SQUAl CREWS C.NI DESTROYERS HAVr HARO T !WE CLINGING TO DECKS OF SHIPS. • •n Hoard (In i'. S. K George Wash ington, nor 7, ,\t the present rale of '■I I I’resid at Wilson will n I land a1 Fred iefnre Friday and lie proto nidi will reaeli Harts Saturday '111* eonl'ereneeH with iln> French states men ar( expected in begin promptly Tuesday, after ail exchange cf official \ isils. i was expected tile Azores ivoal 1 he passed tonnorrow, tout Ihe George \\ .c hin,Hon and her i uvoy of war sta i ps are ploughing through ono - <iua 11 after another, which are lieavv for the southern course. As a. con seriuenco the \zurew will not he refilihed before Tuesday The super dreadnought, Pointsyt vanla is steaming acre than a mile ahead of the president’.- ship. The destroy, ra which make up tho re niainder of the di nvov often are hid ■M 'I II III I ,111 ill III' III. tween the great rollers whirlt ara washing them so frequently that, flio crews eon. scarcely cling to the decks. The George Washington, li wever, is keeping a. comparatively steady c urse In the heavy sen. and none of the official party has horn sea sick thus far. Tho president, lock a constitutional on deck after his morning's work after which he again to k part in a heat, drill and then retired to his suite lor a nap. UNTERMEYER DENIES SERVING AS AGENT CLAIMS HE REPEATECLY REFUS ED TO PEFFORM PROFESSION AL SERVICES FOR AMBASSA DOR BERNSTORFF. New York, lie ’. 7 A denial that ho had ever served ns agent, counsel, or in any capacity in the interest of the German government was issued tonight by Samuel llntermcycr, who asserted that his suggestion in IH10 to Dr. it. F. Albert, commercial at tache of the etlrman embassv, thn» tin* latter acquire an intere.-t in a New York newspaper, was purely personal negotiation. As far hack an lull Air. Cntermeyer said, he and a e-roup of friends nad considered acquiring control of a mm ropolit.an journal and Dr. Albert Lao shown interest in th< project. When an apparent, opportunity to carry out the <1*1111 Tc-velopul, Mr Unterrncyei stated, he offered t ie Herman attache a minority Interest. , Though upholding tho propriety t-i any lawyer serving as a legal coun sellor to the Herman goverutiie.it in this country, while the United States was neutral. Mr. Untermcyer stated that he had r< pcatedly refused to oer form pri f< sslotial sen ices for am* ha v.ador Iternsl ul" and tils ntsootfi* tes. lie told tin* Hermans, he added, British people, many of whoso in - terete: he htul represented in this country for ;i loth, period ef years. Dr. William Bayard Hale issued a formal statement tonight denying that he htul received funds from the German government, while he was serving in Berlin ns special corres pondent of the New York American. ‘The statement,” said Dr. Hale, “hy wiionvsoev r made,” that while in the employ of ti e New York Amer ican I ever received one penny from the German government, or from any body connected with the German gov ernment , directly or indirectly, is false. ' The allegation that tlio Gorman -overnment or anybody connected with the German government, uire t ly or indlre tly, contributed one cent toward the payment or tny expenses in Berlin is false, CROWN PRINCE REALIZED POWER OF UNITED STATES Copenhagen, Dec. 7.—With refer ence to the interview with Frederick William, the crown prince, obtained hy the Associated Press, the Berlin papers say that in a letter to a friend la.-1. March he declared that he had witnessed with great anxiety how Bn (lend iff undervalued the power of the United States The then crown prince, however, the papers continue, v.-as without Influence. IHe several times attempted to get a conference on important matters, but. was pre vented by Bmlendoiff. ft was no so orot hi higher Berlin circles, the pa pers added, that (here was a eon filet between ihe enineror and the crown prince. NUMEROUS GATHERINGS WE.K'6 HELD AND SPEAKERS PAID UNSTINTED PRAISE TO BRITAINS'S PART IN THE WAR. ’ MAIN PUBLIC CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TODAY Message Will Be Read Prom Kina George Expressing the Hope Tna» Britain and the United States May Always Be United af They Are T°* d*y- i: . . ... New York, Bee. 7.—Gaily decorat ed with the 1 nion .lack, New York joined today with the rest of tho na tion in 11'.'brating Britain Pay, and nt numerous gnthoringk speakers paid uti“tintecl praise to tho British soldi- is and -ail.ns who laid (Iowa their lives for democracy in tho world'ts greatest war. Tic- ni.MiL public ceremony, however wiB lie held tomorrow, when, at a met in in 1 he Hiptprodrome, will ho rend n message which was received tonight from King George, expressing the In,re that Britain and the Unitea States mn\ always do untied as they are 1od:t> - Alton B. Pa ■ kor, vVi 11 preside, andy among the ■-pea ker-s will he Sir iHeriry I Ite'ti.ringt >n Smllli, actlngi British / liiclt cmnmiKsion; Charles 1C. Hughes, Samuel R. Rompers, president of th‘* American I'Vdci-ition of l.albor, and In- George E Vincent, head of too Rockefeller foundation. Special services wtl! flic held in tho churcnes of the cityi Tho features to<la> were a lunch eon given by (lie Pilgrim .society hi holier of the llritlr-h army and unvy, ml a dinner held tonight under tins an pices r r the Sul-rave institution and Canadian club. •Messages from distinguished Bri tons and Americans were head at both affairs. . Colonel Theodore Roosevelt sent a met-, igo in which he expressed “tho deep obligation that America owes to the British empire, and above, all. to the British ny»y’’ and declared / that “we must show' our sense of obli eption in (practical manner lit tho peace table.’’ Asserting that America must r sent a soli1, front with her a t ie former president declared “the peculiar position and the needs of the British empire rep imperative that her navy who first in the world’’ and tha I'nit' d 'tales fortunately has A or to ask excel i that we eh m tinu • to '.»o ourselves the s atitors of the LVIonroo 1>0 t thia centinent and the sol (C era of the Panama caJUil.’V y -0- jt—-r a» EFFICIENCY OF Hffl, : NAVY 68EATLV/ t —1 . ♦ i PERFECTION -fS; if GIVES ADVAN'r; + f VIES OF 0T^5 ^ J ♦ Washington, !>?? efficiency of the A ^ night will be inerefts *-5* cent by the perfection oiu ratio ; .e long range ^ ditions at ‘ea, ,£$, V... The new sh'dl, which cel any produced by <>▼ and the history of if* de«H described in a Hateiment. tin* navy department- * The diell is said to be firin ;' from guns of Worn tf I inch calibre and is fitted wu.t ,t - achute attachment. The shell ed with illuminating material, g>. , anteed to burn in spite of the terri fie rir-h of air it meets when freed. The value of the shell, lies said U* navy department .' statement in !u in:n.i b'l. i ii- n I ' al unit of the emy without dlsclnfflnjf the posj of the craft using the shell.