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Des Moines Daily News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1916, Des Moines, Iowa OUR DAILY ALMANAC t lif Vomits M in lull lullon of lie Des Moines News VOL 18 BUDD PLANS TO BREAK UP PAVE MONOPOLY HERE WHEN WRITING SOLDIERS STATE REGIMENT NUMBER Ut N May John Smith u S A is not ex enough to Insur delivery of trooper mall This Samples advice to soldiers and wives to day while mall clerk here made efforts to thousands of poorly Many of the soldiers are in mall service Bach letter bear the number of the and company Rigid Test of Inspectors Will Be Held by Commission NEXT ASSEMBLY DRY TEMPERANCE WORKERS CLAIM legislature will be irv If the of dates just finished by the three lead ing temperance organizations in the Iowa Constitutional Pro tlie Business Mens Temperance associa tion and the State w C T U are any criterion Under tlie of A U Coates organizations have sent letters to all them views on the liquor que tlon The result lits aging Coates Tue d 15 e e thit if the from the last legislature us vre will hive n n nets and 12 who are noncommittal In the senate The house i dn Where Tin Mm I ul it felt Because of the tail Hat m districts anV H fc po iqi written in names at the to change tht is possible candi in a district that the drys have considered their and republicans arc di on ques tion Coates said About pi op or lion arc dn many of the candidates did not reply lo the them several of thcnrare known to be TJie great majority of those not expressing their arc understood to be wet Lieutenant Governor Harding is listed as noncommittal Carl Kueh nle a republican candidate ii noncommittal All of the other candidates for governor are avowed drvs All but one of the candidates for are drys j J Doty democrat la noncommittal OUTSIDERS MAY BID to POSTPONE STRIKE WHEN WANTED ISLAND III May tlie granting of an in crease by tlie war depart ment employes of the Rock Island arsenal at a last eve ning voted to the strike had called for today AS POUCE SEARCH While cHy detectives were look for pra M Hall and Ben nett of Jefferson at the request of the of the couple went to the courthouse Tuesday and obtained a license to marry The sheriff lohl the detective lc the pair had eloped and were wanted by parents M E was believed to be a sister of Hall but she moved recently and could not be located Tuesday afternoon C A Donnell of the weather bu reau witnessed the ceremony NEW AUTO RECORD MADE By United NEW YORK May the previous coast to coast auto rec ord by nearly four days E Cr Ba ker driving a Cadillac der car arrived in New York Mon day started from Los Angeles at noon last Monday making the trip in seven days 11 hours and a2 min utes The best previous record made one year ago was 111 days 7 hours and IS minutes Before he lett Angeles he mailed a leler to a friend in Dodge City H reached Bodge City fore the letter arrived Baker drove the entire distance him self 1 Plans to Let Contract Cover Districts of Area Ues Mosaics half paving for this summer has been so arranged pavers from outside Des Moines will be at to tlie letting thus going a long way the back of the paving This is tbe view of Karl Tuesday reVealed Councilman plans for dealing with the paving situation here la outlining the departments plans Kastberg indicated bis belief that the paving bas been a lowed to rule here for so Ions only because the policy of letting paving in driblets tbat will out side competition Include The street department plans in i Letting the IS jobb of paving provided in resolutions passed Mon day m four districts of making mile and a half of paving ina small area for each ot four bid These big jobs are calculated to attract outside pavers to do all preliminary grading by separate contract instead of letting the paying contractor doit Budd believes the cost of extra be cut from cents a yard to 25 cents a yard and that bus the city will be able to do about cent more work with grading fund 3 A stiff civil service exam ink for all paying Inspectors by present who aie tent 4 of resolutions of necessity and other documents thai must by law by which the citys newspaper advertising uill be cut nearly To Quiz Inspectors The proposed civil service im nation IB now being arranged b Frank Jeffries secretary of the civil service board of Coun Budd The date set The board first will the in The test will be a Tben those whom tlie board designates as unfitted for in jobs be forced to drop out or take tions to prove their fitness for the work We will make a great effort to Set outsiders lo bid on the Deb Momes work this year said Kast herg districts have been ar ranged to make big jobs with this end view We Till invite outside companies to bid If we can once gel them into this field it will have a very marked effect on paving prices I believe lost of Grading Contractors will not move asphaL plants here to do three or four blocks of paving But if can get mile and half of it all close they will Jump at the work The city records that it some cases the extra grading for which the city pays out the genera taxes costs more than does th actual paving This is going to b changed Hereafter we are going to do the grading ourselves and turn the street over to the paving com pany all ready to be paved We can save fully rO per cent of our grading bills in that way I bc Resolutions of necessity used by the last administration were most wordy things I have On one sheet words dent of the of streets and public improvement occurred 12 different limes Cily paid two or three dollars every time one of these things was publisher for those use less words That will be cut out CITY MAY OCTOWN PAVING SIOUX CITY May Charges tbat on the part of is responsible for faulty paving may Sioux trying lo gel a slate law passed permuting the city to do Its own paring Councilman B L Tay lor declares the clan MUST KEEP ON Police Chief Jackson Issued an ultimatum Tuesday against beggars and crippled vendors of pencil pnd who camp on the side walks All officers are ordered lo de mand that such persona keep mor Inc the chief said There are for the care of these un fortunate LEASED OV UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS DES 10 ww H 0 ME GIVE HIM AN URBAN BEAT By CHICAGO was ordered out of ils station today until further when ordered to bury stink bomb lie opened ft and pilled several drops on his uniform BUT WHY ONLY BOSTON y Im BOSTON May of Boslon business men think It is part their stenographers duty to kiss liem says the officer of ft girls union formed to resist the demonstrations HUBBELL TO GRAVEL ROAD V M Hubbell association Tuesday he had completed plans for graveling Ave nue Frederick Hubbell will finance the project he said The work will be dojie between E B and and thence to Hie city limits It will be started imme PRICE ONE GENT DISORDER IN IOWA STRIKE SIOUX CITY May j Disorder Riverside plant of the Sioux City Brick and Tile com pany interrupted course of the strike which has been in deadlock for two weeks Trouble arose when strikers en to induce strike breakers to duit work MISSISSIPPI IS STATIONARY Pren III May Mis river at this point was sta early today at 186 feet This is highest stage it has reached since 1903 Farmers are patrolling the levees watching for breaks CHILD WORKER BUSY HERE Florence Brown of the United States bureau ot labor is attempting to interest Dr G H secretary of the state board o health in legislation for child hygiene CALLS AT CAPITOL Governor Bilbo and the state board of education of Mississippi here Monday night enroute to Ames to inspect the state lege visted Governor Clarke Tuts day morning of the chamber invited the commission to Des Moines noon for luncheon BESTOR CHAMBER A E Sestor Chicago head of the organizations thru out the country spoke on Chautau qua work and also preparedness at the chamber noonday luncheon Tuesday WIFE CAUSES HIS ARREST George Knight fifty 1634 Cap was arrested on complaint of Ills a neighbor woman Monday He is held for tion by police involving his relations with his stepdaughter ARSENAL STRIKE PUT OFF DAVENPORT May The threatened strike in the Rock Island arsenal arms plant did not materialize today The machinists were instructed b leaders to work one week pending settlement of ne now being at Washington MILITIA NOW SMILES TO MOTHERS SONG Dr Prophecy For Deformed Babe May Come True Baby Cleveland has learned to mile It is only a wry smile that her crooked little can make has transmuted Cleveland 200 Bast who two months ago sup ported her husband In Ills demand upon the authorities to kill the mal formed baby her out of her misery Sirs Cleveland saw for the first time last week when the doctor tossed the mite in his arms For all lier deformities Baby Cleve land the tossing just like normal babies do Put Off Since slie saw the smile Mrs asks only her baby s life I dont want them to operate for a year if that long to get enough to stand an operation said I would rather she go thru life deformed than to diu under n surgeons knife now Since her mew desire for life for her second child has come Mrs Cleveland IB m the grip of a great teai She goew to the hospital regularly twice or three times a week to sing and croon Babj She cannot Bee that there is any improvement in the childs this worries her Tivo Pounds The savs shes gained two pounds she aid But I can t see that she is than she was when she vient to the hospital and she still as a Tile doctor mil not tell me he is going to operate either 1 sometimes feel that be isnt telling me true condition We have made them sign a paper that they will not operate without fir I letting us know Dr L Turner said he is still uncertain when the operation to cor reel Bab Cleveland s facial cje will be performed Dr Haiselden prophesied tbat the Cleveland baby would and tbat an operation would cure her de MINERS TO RATIFY WAGE SCALE TERMS The delegates of the United lime Workers of the Iowa will reconvene Friday to ratify the terms arrived at by the wage scale committee of 15 miners which lias been meeting with a similar com from the operators President William Rodgers said Tuesday that the scale agree ment was practically completed and needed only the 0 K of the miners convention The question of a scale for ma chine mining will be left to a sub committee o three miners and They will probably he at work for MUSTER IN NEW Adjutant General Guy A Logan was at Crest on Tuesday mustering in a new company of militia The basement of a theater building is being used as an armory until per manent quarters can be secured NASBY OUTWITS ROBBERS May postmaster here slipped one over on thieves who broke into post office last night money money orders and stamps had been left at the bank overnight for safe keeping thieves got only 75 cents in change ONE KILLED TWO HURT ON BIG FOUR RAILROAD fly Frest III May man was killed and two others in jured when a Four freight train loaded brick and pipe piled up on a curve half a mile west of here today Recent heavy rains undermined the track and caused the rails un der the train to spread SCARLET FEVER DECREASES Scarlet fever is decreasing in Des says Judd Dempser secre tary of the health department Health officials believe the spring epidemic now is under control There arc only five cases of smallpox in the entire city LAMES AS WRECK TRAIN HES 83 YEARS OLD AND NEVER SAW A BALL GAME Nearly 1000 in Peril Near Mexico City Survivors Reach the Capital By United Press LAREDO Tex May bandits burned to death ISO passengers in one car and wiped out the train guard in wreck ing a passenger train carrying nearly 1000 persons at near Mexico City according to reports here today The survivors are reported to have reached Mexico City This is in addition to the five persons killed and an American Hill who was robbed of in gold when the Zapatistas wrecked a passenger train between Palma and Gonzales and Quere Friday No Americans were injured but all were robbed with the of Charles A Douglas President Wilsons envoy to Here he is oiks You never sitting in the bleachers advice to a and pounding tlie empty bottle No siree Hes T C 910 old ASKS PAY FOR CAMPS Harry H Polk preparedness fan written letters to 350 Des and business houses asking let any of who wish 0 attend the camp at Ft Benjamin Harrison off for the pay Co whole sale grocers have agreed to tlo this The Iowa Telephone Co also has agreed to the plan WEBSTER SETTLES FOR F who sued local pho the Gutshall and Davidson company for 52000 damages settled with the de Tuesday morning for a stipulation Webster claimed that Nov 0 1915 while at the corner of Eighth and Walnut be fell into a steel trap owned by the de soy and lies never seen a baseball game in his life Hj wouldnt walk across the street to see one cither he says I see no sense In baseball says Wheeler but Its got to be a groat fad nowadays Ill rather see a good vaudeville able to get downtown but V would go to sleep at a movie 1 want something witli reality in Wheeler admits that when he was a boy he used to play sock ball in which one boy stood by the side of a and another tried to hit him with a ball lint he wouldnt know a tip foul from a home run in regular baseball G 0 AWEEK United Press CHICAGO May appoint ment of a fifth chaplain today for the republican national convention which begins June 7 led G O P leaders to believe that the conven tion will run the next week probably adjourning on Tuesday the day before open thei convention at St louis the list ot chaplains was first given out only four names were on it their assignments for Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION SINCE 1861 TO SEND NATION TOWARD PEACE OR WAR By Herbert Quick Is the coming presidential election the most important for Americans since I cannot escape the conclusion that such a crisis is upon us What is involved in it First the oE changing presidents Second the matter of approving or disap proving the work of the party in power Third and the most critical the giving of a mandate to a new administration with refer ence to our policy toward Germany and the other warring powers toward the South Ameri can and central powers toward Mexico with whom our relations are sharply critical Fourth the adjustment ol our nations af fairs to peace in the widespread fields of war Fifth our policy as to building up a mer chant marine our policy on the matter of the prepar ation of our army and navy Seventh the working oat of a general toward the world which will determine the work which our army and navy may have to do This election is critical because it turns on our foreign subject we as Americans are ignorant because until recently onr foreign relations have not been admittedly important Now they arc staggeringly We face recurring choices between peace and war and war today has been so dreadful that while a time may come not to embark in it might be worse than lo submit to its alternative the choice between peace and war is one lo make the bravest shrink Many Things to Settle Wo have unsettled difficulties with the allies We have made Germany our for perhaps a generation by forcing her to yield on the submarine matter We stand In Japans way in her ambition to control the basin We have tbe Monroe doctrine to maintain against at least two powers more powerful at sea than are we If we avoid war in these warring times It will require statesmanship devoted to the avoid ance of war if it can honorably be avoided Your vole will hear on the question whether or not we shall have that sort ol statesmanship WehaYe avoided Mexico tho north ern Mexico is today full of onr troops Has the policy of watchful wailing been a bad thing Should we have intervened in Mexico We had to do one thing or the other You the voter are the judeo of that Merchant marine rural credits the new tariff the new banking and currency Mex ico Japan Germany the allies the Philippines our new entente republics to the south these are important but most ol ns will make up our minds how to vote in one of two ways The Idiots The irst way is lo vole the party ticket and vole her slraight The second way will be to a sit ourselves who we want at the helm during the next four years Do we want a man whose views are decided and extreme Then our way is clear We should elect Roosevelt Do we want a man who has tbe judicial mind Then we should elect Hughes Do we want an extreme pacifist one who thinks we need no army and no navy Then Henry Ford is our man It is not an easy choice to make but we must make U LOST BUT HE DIDNT CARE Little Freddie Smith seven and onehalf was picked up by police at and Jefferson streets about noon Monday Mama me to nuy said Freddie Slie gave me K penny to buy candy beans with too I couldnt find my way home from tlie store Freddie carried his matches and bis candy beans when the police man Tound him He said he didnt care if be was lost inasmuch as his candy was safe Police are trying to locate the Smith family with which Freddie is connected POLICE IN AUTO CHASE RUNAWAY TEAM AT NOON Captain and Fa pa runaway horse two miles At noon Monday The went past the police tilt going north Skinner behind with tlie motor car On the turned west and lie turned south again on Sixth running to Cherry where he was tired enough to quit running Exactly 7498 people ran out in front of the patrol to gawk at the said TO PLANT IVY ON BRICK BUILDINGS ON EASTSIDE Secretary Des Commercial association announced Tuesday owners of brick buildings on the east bank of the river will replace unsightly brick walls with wide expanses of jvy The work starts Wednesday morn ing when Des Moines Gas com pany plant 50 ivy vines around Its two brick buildings on the cast river front Cinders are to he re moved and several wagon loads of dirt hauled in The XRay Incubator Iron works will also plant ivy this week and others will follow their soon Greenman said BUDD AND GOES TO KANSAS CITY Councilman Budd decided at the last minute to go City with cily council Monday night lie said he wasnt going late Mon day afternoon but the train left he was in the party The council will gety back Wed morn ing It are guests of tbe Greater Des Moines committee GOVERNOR TO DELIVER GRADUATION ADDRESS Governor Clarke will deliver the graduation address before a class of nurses at the Eleanor Moore hospi tal at evening Wednesday evening he will de liver an address before tbe graduat ing class of the Alta Mgh school IOWANS GET FIRST CHANCE The state boarc of control Tues day turned down An offer of 000 for a of four cows pur chased two years ago for and their offspring totalling twelve The board of control believes that since the cattle were developed at Ml Pleasant a stale institution that residents of Iowa should be given first chance to buy The was made by Kansas City buyers GETS A VERDICT OF William Shellburg Enterprise man was given a verdict in Judge courl Tuesday against he Rock Island railway Shellburg sued for 000 claiming thai May 23 a conductor put him off train be cause he alighted at East DCS Moines to alk with friends CAVALRYMEN PURSUE BAND OF MEXICANS By Press COLUMBUS N M May Ing cavalry detachments today raced thru the foothills west of Rubio x randi in pursuit of 70 whose scouts were killed in at tack on Lieut small corn mand at the ranch oh Sunday When die fight Was over with the Mexican trio deadin friendly natives informed the Amer that a strong band was pro westward The three slain they said were of the til u run to Detachments Pursue American detachments were sent out immediately to pursue and break up the band Today they are reported close on the heels of the in the pursuit thf u the bills The were clad in odds and ends of uniforms tbe natives said Some wore of American cavi clothing The from the ad base at San Antonio was tlie signal for activity among natives according toad vices here Villa Forces Recruiting officers visited the na tive settlements to stir up anti American sentiment and even tempted to incite revolt ini Isolated garrisons pointing to the contraction of the line as evi One report reaching tue base to day was that Villa fully recovered from his wounds is regathering his forces in the mountains Tlie withdrawal movement it is stated at headquarters today and 10000 men will soon baj in the vicinity of Col onia as a result of the more Huge quantities of food and other supplies are heaped up at KILLS TWO AND THEN TAKES OWN LIFE flr United Incl Hay i over the sudden death ot his wite about two months ago William Doi lars aged thirtytwo owner of the Macy Ind grain elevator shot and killed his mother Mrs Anna Dollars and his tcr Agnes five wounded his sona George eleven and daughter Ida aged two and then went to tha cemetery where he committed sui cide over his wifes grave BROTHERS AND SISTERS FIGHT TO BREAK Legal battle Mrs Rose Roderick aud Peter and John Mona han her brothers for possession of an equa share of their deceased mother Mrs Anna Monahans 000 estate will start shortly in district court All are of Des Moines Mrs Monahan died in January 1016 She was a widow The chil dren Peter John Mrs Roderick and Mrs Tirney were all beneficiaries under the win METHODISTS VOTE FOR UNION NORTH AND SOUTH By SARATOGA X V Amid stirring scenes the general conference of the Methodist Episco pal church here today adopted a re port endorsing the proposed union of Methodist churches north and union of American Metho dism The conference also decided to elect seven new bishops and three missionary bishops this year
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