Des Moines Daily News, May 16, 1916

Des Moines Daily News

May 16, 1916

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Des Moines Daily News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1916, Des Moines, Iowa OUR DAILY ALMANAC lloiinul t lif Qimlc1 Tcimerutiircs Vomits tllali M Urn41 orilcrs llfl Toilar in lllstnrj lull Suiucmc lullon of lie AiwrlcmiTulareo COIUIKIIU 1iilr toiilclit liiiilWtilnMiltiyCVmtlmicil Des Moines News VOL 18 BUDD PLANS TO BREAK UP PAVE MONOPOLY HERE WHEN WRITING SOLDIERS STATE REGIMENT NUMBER Ut Umlrd COUJJIBUE N May John Smith u S A is not ex plicit enough to Insur delivery of trooper J61m Smllliss mall This Samples advice to soldiers sweethears and wives to day while mall clerk here made efforts to forivArJ thousands of poorly addressedletters Many of the soldiers are complainingof in terrupted mall service Bach letter siould bear the number of the soldiersregiment and company Samplesaid Rigid Test of Inspectors Will Be Held by Commission NEXT ASSEMBLY DRY TEMPERANCE WORKERS CLAIM Thenext legislature will be irv If the stilevide of eindi dates just finished by the three lead ing temperance organizations in the statethe Iowa Constitutional Pro hibitory Amendriient asoeiation tlie Business Mens Temperance associa tion and the State w C T U are any criterion Under tlie duiction of A U Coates organizations have sent letters to all eituJidTtes isking them tostatetheir views on the liquor que tlon The result lits beei encour aging Coates Tue d 15 e e tmute thit if the holdoieis from the last legislature us vre will hive n n nets and 12 who are noncommittal In the senate The house i shougli dn Where Tin Mm I ul Conbideiable unceitamU it siib felt Because of the tail Hat m oier districts onijgmnrartvhits anV candidnles H fc po siblt iqi written in names at the pfniialieii to change tht iesult iiiacmucli is possible candi llatemightbeelecled in a district that the drys have considered their and republicans arc cvenh di ided on Ihe ques tion Coates said About tltesaoic pi op or lion arc dn Utlio many of the candidates did not reply lo the lettersent 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 nlso a republican candidate ii noncommittal All of the other candidates for governor are avowed drvs All but one of the candidates for lieutenantgovernor are drys j J Doty democrat la noncommittal OUTSIDERS MAY BID to POSTPONE STRIKE WHEN WAteINCREASE WANTED Unilcil iROCK ISLAND III May tlie granting of an in crease itj vjges by tlie war depart ment employes of the Rock Island arsenal at a mcctirg helil last eve ning voted to poatppric the strike whicli had Ijeen called for today AS POUCE SEARCH While cHy detectives were look for pra M Hall and Tlielma Ben nett of Jefferson at the request of the slieriTf of Gfecnco the couple went to the courthouse Tuesday and obtained a license to marry The sheriff lohl the detective lc partmenl the pair had eloped and were wanted by Uieir parents M E Donaldson507 Higirst 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 COWfOCOAST AUTO RECORD MADE By United Prejt NEW YORK May the previous coast to coast auto rec ord by nearly four days E Cr Ba ker driving a Cadillac eightcylin der car arrived in New York Mon day tfe 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 Ixs 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 milliondollar jobof paving for this summer has been so arranged vthat pavers from outside Des Moines will be at tracted to tlie letting thus going a long way towarclbreaking the back of the paving trusthere This is tbe view of Karl Kaslberg cttj engineerwho Tuesday reVealed Councilman Buclds plans for dealing with the paving situation here la outlining the departments plans Kastberg indicated bis belief that the paving triiBt bas been a lowed to rule here for so Ions only because the policy of letting paving in driblets tbat will notattract out side competition PUins Include The street department plans in Idcr i Letting the IS jobb of paving provided in resolutions passed Mon day m four districts iristead of eparate making apprdx matelya mile and a half of paving ina small area for each ot four bid ilei These big jobs are calculated to attract outside pavers 2City to do all preliminary grading by separate contract instead of letting the paying contractor doit Budd believes the cost of extra gradingivill be cut from about50 cents a yard to 25 cents a yard and that bus the city will be able to do about 40per cent more work with tliesame grading fund 3 A stiff civil service exam ink tiQon for all paying Inspectors by present insiTectois who aie mcomp tent 4 Itfttyorrting of resolutions of necessity and other documents thai must beimblished by law by which the citys newspaper advertising bill uill be cut nearly inbalf To Quiz Inspectors The proposed civil service im nation IB now being arranged b Frank Jeffries secretary of the civil service board of Coun ciinian Budd The date hasnot set The board first will nuiz the in spectors The test will be a Tben those whom tlie board designates as unfitted for in spection jobs be forced to drop out or take eiamiria 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 tliey can get mile and half of it all convienentlj close togetherT they will Jump at the work The city records shpw 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 lievo Resolutions of necessity used by the last administration were most wordy things I have scnn On one sheet Ihe words Superinten dent of the departmenl 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 collosion on the part of conlraclors is responsible for faulty clly paving may resultIn Sioux Cilys trying lo gel a slate law passed permuting the city to do Its own paring Councilman B L Tay lor declares the clan feasabe CRIPPLEOVENOERS MUST KEEP ON MOVEJACKSON Police Chief Jackson Issued an ultimatum Tuesday against beggars and crippled vendors of pencil pnd knfcknacks who camp on the side walks All officers are ordered lo de mand that such persona keep mor Inc the chief said There are 1n Rtltulions for the care of these un fortunate persons1 LEASED SBUVlfjB OV TIIIQ UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS DES MOINEVTUESDAYMAY 10 ww H 0 ME GIVE HIM AN URBAN BEAT By Uinlrd CHICAGO zlrtck Canipfou was ordered out of ils station today until further nbtiao jecaiiEG when ordered to bury stink bomb lie opened ft and pilled several drops on his uniform BUT WHY ONLY BOSTON y UuilrJ 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 osulatory demonstrations HUBBELL TO GRAVEL ROAD V M Hubbell inforjned theCom mercial association Tuesday he had completed plans for graveling Ave nue Frederick Hubbell Hnbbell will finance the project he said The work will be dojie between E lathstand Grandayand B 25lhst and Eastonblvd and thence to Hie city limits It will be started imme diately PRICE ONE GENT DISORDER IN IOWA STRIKE SIOUX CITY May j Disorder attlic Riverside plant of the Sioux City Brick and Tile com pany interrupted tliB course of the strike which has been in deadlock for two weeks Trouble arose when strikers en deavored to induce strike breakers to duit work MISSISSIPPI IS STATIONARY BfUnilti Pren QIJINCY III May Mis sissippi river at this point was sta lionary early today at 186 feet This is tliQ highest stage it has reached since 1903 Farmers are patrolling the levees watching for breaks CHILD WORKER BUSY HERE Florence Brown Slierbon of the United States bureau ot labor is attempting to interest Dr G H Siiraaer 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 agriculturartpl lege visted Governor Clarke Tuts day morning SecretaryFaxon of the chamber invited the commission to Des Moines Wednesdav noon for luncheon BESTOR CHAMBER A E Sestor Chicago head of the Chautaiiqua 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 itolav was arrested on complaint of Ills wireand a neighbor woman Monday He is held for Investiga tion by police otcomplalnt involving his relations with his elevenyearold 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 gotiations now being carriedon at Washington MILITIA NOW SMILES TO MOTHERS SONG Dr Haiseldens Prophecy For Deformed Babe May Come True Baby Cleveland has learned to mile It is only a wry smile that her crooked little raoufh can make biit tUecrooked sruile has transmuted MrsCharles Cleveland 200 Bast Crandar who two months ago sup ported her husband In Ills demand upon the authorities to kill the mal formed baby tonut her out of her misery Sirs Cleveland saw Ihesmile for the first time last week when the doctor tossed the mite in his arms For all lier deformities Baby Cleve land Ifkcd the tossing just like normal babies do Put Off Opciation Since slie saw the smile Mrs asks only her baby s life I dont want them to operate for a year if that long isrenuircd to get Dorqthystrong 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 Dorotlij She cannot Bee that there is any improvement in the childs healtb this worries her Gafns Tivo Pounds The doctoi 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 iswhite as a slieet Tile doctor mil not tell me ivhen he is going to operate either 1 sometimes feel that be isnt telling me Dorothys true condition We have made them sign a paper that they will not operate without fir I letting us know Dr 8f L Turner said he is still uncertain when the operation to cor reel Bab Cleveland s facial cje formities 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 11S delegates of the United lime Workers of the Iowa ciistrkt 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 mittee 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 lliree They will probably he at work uponthis for severalweeks 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 LOVIL1A May postmaster here slipped one over on thieves who broke into tlio post office last night Allhis 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 Vnilcl Frest DANVBHS 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 Jloines 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 Ayuzco 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 namqd Hill who was robbed of in gold when the Zapatistas wrecked a passenger train between Palma and Gonzales and Quere tsiro Friday No Americans were injured but all were robbed with the ex1 ccption of Charles A Douglas President Wilsons envoy to Here he is oiks You never thismari sitting in the bleachers abRllgameryelling advice to a boneliead and pounding tlie wituan empty bottle No siree Hes T C 910 15thst eiglitythree old ASKS PAY FOR MENAtjRAINiNG CAMPS Harry H Polk preparedness fan written letters to 350 Des Moiiicsmanufacturers and business houses asking tlieniMo let any of thelreinploycs who wish 0 attend the trajning camp at Ft Benjamin Harrison thfssummer off for the moullion tnll pay WarfteldPrattHoweU Co whole sale grocers have agreed to tlo this The Iowa Telephone Co also has agreed to the plan WEBSTER SETTLES FOR S50 F tographer who sued local pho the Gutshall and Davidson company for 52000 damages settled with the de randants Tuesday morning for a J50 stipulation Webster claimed that Nov 0 1915 while at the corner of Eighth and Walnut slrcets be fell into a steel trap owned by the de fcndcilt 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 housc 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 PCONVENTION 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 ipto the next week probably adjourning on Tuesday the day before Ihcdemocrals open thei convention at St louis Wlicn the list ot chaplains was first given out only four names were on it their assignments bciug 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 1S6I 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 SiJlh 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 onwblch 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 wbcn 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 Pacitic 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 warwith 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 awf Mex ico Japan Germany the allies the Philippines our new entente withthe 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 Mcllioil 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 7YEAROLD LOST BUT HE DIDNT CARE Little Freddie Smith seven and onehalf was picked up by police at iOfh and Jefferson streets about noon Monday Mama seiit me to nuy mutches 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 iTolice Captain Donoshiie and Fa Skinnerin thepolice pa TiblcbasedTa runaway horse two miles At noon Monday The rubaivay went past the police stationfull tilt going north Skinner trailedin behind with tlie motor car On Crbckerst the liorsc turned west loSixthav 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 runaway1 said TO PLANT IVY ON BRICK BUILDINGS ON EASTSIDE Secretary Grceaman Des 31omes 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 tlto 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 coynpany iind Amcricaii Iron works will also plant ivy this week and others will follow their cxainpc soon Greenman said BUDD AND GOES TO KANSAS CITY Councilman Budd decided at the last minute to go toKansas City with Ihe cily council Monday night lie said he wasnt going late Mon day afternoon but wlion the train left he was in the party The council will gety back Wed nesday morn ing It nicmbers 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 BonneTuesday 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 licrd 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 nffer was made by Kansas City clalry buyers GETS A VERDICT OF William Shellburg Enterprise retaurant man was given a verdict in Judge Mellenrys courl Tuesday against he Rock Island railway Shellburg sued for 000 claiming thai May 23 19H a conductor put him off tbft 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 Villistas whose scouts were killed in at tack on Lieut Pnttons small corn mand at the ranch oh Sunday When die fight Was over with the Mexican trio deadin thecorral friendly natives informed the Amer icans that a strong band was pro ceeding westward The three slain Viliistas they said were tkerear 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 Villistas in the pursuit thf u the bills The were clad in odds and ends of uniforms tbe natives said Some wore iarts of American cavi alryraens clothing The from the ad vanced base at San Antonio was tlie signal for renewedViUista activity among natives according toad vices here Villa Gtithcrs Forces Recruiting officers visited the na tive settlements to stir up anti American sentiment and even tempted to incite revolt ini Isolated Carranztsta garrisons pointing to the contraction of the line as evi dcnce otWeakness One report reaching tue base to day was that Villa fully recovered from his wounds is regathering his forces in the Duraiigb mountains Tlie withdrawal movement tinues it is stated at headquarters today and 10000 men will soon baj conccntralecl in the vicinity of Col onia Diiblan as a result of the more Huge quantities of food and other supplies are heaped up at Colonil Duhlan KILLS TWOTWOUNDS TWO AND THEN TAKES OWN LIFE flr United Prffj IRRU 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 todaj shot and killed his mother Mrs Anna Dollars fttty and his daufhi 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 W1LU 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 Iolkco 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 UnittS Prett 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 ;