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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                VABS THOUSANDS OF INTELLI GENT PEOPLE ATtE WAIT ING TO COOPERATE WITH YOU THROUGH WANT THE WEATHER Pair tonight and Tuesday with somewhat higher temper ature tonight and Tuesday moderate south winds REPORTS BYWIRE EAuH DAY OF TOW IMPORTANT EVENTS OF S YESTERDAYS VOL XXI IOWA TUESDAY 17 1915 No 112 QLEHX VICTORIAS IN WASHINGTON FORg COXPKRVCNCF COUNCIL PUBLISHES NOTICE FIXING MARCH 2Gtli AS THE DATE LIGHT PLANT AND CITY HALL SITE Fifty Thousand Wanted to Fi nance the Municipal Electric Light Plant and for the Holcomb Property Bond issues aggregating are to be submitted to voters oE Ma son City at an election to be held 26 proclamation calling Which was issued by Mayor Jonn jtanton and which IB published in lull slsewhere in this Issue Of1 this issue of bonds which the couclni desire to make ib for the purpose starting a municipal electric lighting plant and for the purchase of the Hom or I Holcomb property on Fourth and Washington which abuts othor property owned by the city and is wanted as the site for a future city Will Vote At this election all women of le gal age will have a right to vote as the laws of Iowa provide that they shall have their say ou all mat ters aCEecting Increase in taxation by issuing bonds It has in the past been noticed that Mason City wom en turn out well when given an op to vote and it is expected that this election will be no excep tion TWO MKNNOMIXATBI FOR INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION SGEIVE OF COLORADO CON GRESSIONAL INQUIRY IS SHIFTED COMMITTEE GETTING FIRST HAND VIEWS Will Make Investigating Trips to Neighboring Towns and to Tent Colonies of Strikers Special to The GlobeGazette Trinidad Feb soene the Colorado coal strike investigation by the congressional committee shitt ed from Denver to Trinidad today Here on the edge of the Southern Colorado coal fields the congress men viewed at first hand all the Rev Dr William Souper famous problems arising out of the labor British authuruy on ecclesiastical controversy and began collecting the matters and former pastor of Cvatliia most important evidence that will Parish Balmoral where the Queen Victoria worshiped is n Washington for the midwinter bible conference gained 1aniB as the president of the Free Church Correspondence College and as the author of Constructive Christian ity and The Disciple of He is one of the principal speakers at the conference as are also President Wilson and Secretary Bryan and is to give clauses in bible study for tha other two or three hundred clergy men from all parts of the country who are attending the meetings POLITICS SAYS GORE enter into their future report and recommendations The session here is in the city hall In addition the committee will make a number of trips into coal mining towns including the tent colonies of the strikers VSpecial to Oklahoma Gity Feb sal is held responsible by Thomas P Gore United States sen Uor from Oklahoma for the damage suit for filed against him by Mrs Minnie Bond who alleges the senator attacked her He said he believed the charge was made to injure Uiim in his campaign for re iiomluation as the democratic can lidate for the senate ILL OF Gns Men Here Richard Schaddallee president Frank Hulswitt secretary B J Den uian general manager and William Chamberlain manager at Cedar Rap ids for the United Light and Rail ways are hero today They are here tot another conference it is said with the city council HUNDREDS INJURED WHEN FARISHONER3 FIGHT FOR CHURCH Reports of Municipal Departments are Published Commissioners Statement for Hancock Inquiry Special to The GlobeGazette Hancock Feb for the miners today announced that expected to conclude their pre sentation of witnesses on mine condi tions by tonight unless the commit ee desired to hear more There is a brisk the method pro cedure which shall prevail when the membership of the investigating com mittee visits tho underground work Ings of the mines Counsel for the miners insisted that the operators shall permitted the mine j Keol Inspection v Chairman Taylor suggested thathe hoped the mine trip could be taken before the operators began the pre HAS OHAIM313 OF ANTITUUST LEGISLATION IX THE SENATE WILSON CONSIDERS PROVI SIONAL GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL REBELLION HAD SUPPORT OF COURT President Hart Abrogated Con gress and Was Wielding Un constitutional Powers Him self Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Fdb tion by the United States of the present administration in Peru as a provisional government in conform ity with the American policy the government an nounced a yc ago is the view of the president its set forth to callers today Wilson regards the circum stances in Peru distinctly differ ent from those which caused the United States to withhold recogni lion from the government in Mexico The president has let it be known that the process of setting a new provisional government ii Peru is constitutional in every way according to official reports Wil son is advised that President Bil linghurst abrogated the congress o Peru himself discharging the dutie of tlie presidents ottice unconatitu tionully Also that the congress of Peru th supreme court and all conatltuttona authorities had approved the over throw of nilllnJOiurst so that th president bnliovfs that a clear const ttonal process involved even the show or force was with the approva of the Peruvian congress Homy Clay Hall Professor ivmthrop M riiiv Mall nnti Professor aentation of their side He also said M Daniels Poles Resist Efforts of Barred Priest to Enter Aided by the Po lice South Bend Feb ly 100 persons wore injured yester day in a battle between a mob of largely made up of women and the laws forces over possession oE St Casimers church Polish Catholic A peaceful assemblage of worship ers without a priest was turned into a fighting legion that was attacked by sheriffs deputies police and tiro men When clubs Eailed to quell the rioters firemen tried to train hose on them but the mob cut the hose i before water could be turned into it Wreck the ParishHouse Before the police withdrew and left the worshipers In possession oE the sanctuary members of the laob wrecked the parishhouse breaking every wrenching off doors and stopping In their work of de struction only when they came face to face with a crucifix under por traits oE Pope Lao XIII and Pope Pius X The police tried in vain to make arrests Whenever they seized a rioter both women and men surged upon them and rescued the prisoner The police swung clubs right and left but the rioters returned and blows with pickets ripped off the ahurch fence Trouble Over Priest The riot was provoked by the at tempt of Sheriff Edward Swanson out the order of Judge Punk oE the Circuit Court to place Rev Stanislaus Gruza In charge of St Caslmers church It was the cul mination of trouble of a year Early In 1913 the priest in charge oE the parish was transferred by the order Holy Cross the headquart ers of which are at Notre Dame and Father Cruza was assigned to suc ceed him Tha parish consisting of 560 fam ilies refused to accept him and bar red bis entrance to the church When the church authorities re fused to yield the matter was taken up with Bishop Alerdlng of For Wayne On hla refusal to Interfere attorneys were sent to Washington to confer with the papal delegate Meantime the church ihas been with out a priest Reports of the various depart ments oE the city for the month of January has been complied and pub lished and is now being distributed about the city Accomplishments of the month are summed up by the comissioners in their written report as follows It lias been a pleasure to repre sentatives of the city to have attend ed on several occasions the meet ings of the South Side Improvement Club At these meetings sewerage paving lighting and grading have been discussed with profit of all concerned The club includes repre sentatives from Midland Heights Francisco and College additions The organization of such a club showe the interest this section of the city Is taking in the local government Matters are progressing In the sewer project which Is to connect the different sewers of the city con tinuing the same in the construction of a thirtysix inch pipe nearly a mile further down Lime Creek The land for a disposal plant has already been offered to the city City Engi neer Wilson has submitted a general outline to Prof Bass of St Paul and as soon as possible he will come to this city and spend two days go The com with due he thought the committeemen ought to be accompanied by one or two striking miners We want to see the things they want us to added Taylor we dont want to make an exparte lawyers Clash Angus Kerr of miners counsel said the operators sliould not be per mitted to select the mine to be in spected A E Peterman counsel for the companies retorted I sup pose Mr Kerr couldpick out parts of the mine he thought were the and I have no hard feelings against the committee Peterman added Counsel indicated that the operators would not be willing to permit the miners selected by the federation to accompany the com mittee into their mines whereupon Taylor said he hoped the two sides would be able to agree upon men o presidsn Ir members of the Interstate TREASUREH OF STATE Otf NEW YOUK KILLS SELF AT BUFFALO WHITMAN CALLED HIM AS WITNESS Not Thought That Anything Criminal Attached to John J Kennedy Himself Merely ly Figurehead Francis G Newlands United States Senator from Colorado has charge of the administrations antt rust measures In the senate Mr SewlandP Uas already laid before the a draft oj his bill for an interstate trado commission He is tho chairman of the senate com mittee on Interstate Commerce Massachusetts Suffrage Hearing Draws Crowd to State House special to Tho GlobeGazotto Boston Feb 1C The largest CSIU iiih raimla room in the state house was usad to believe tliey wil add to tile kuowl for the opening hearings on woman s edge and ability ot the commission ing over the situation missloners will proceed caution so that the opportunities for mistakes may be reduced to the min It Is probable that the sewer vill ba in operation before the close if There has been a request for the stabllshlng of more voting precincts in the olty and the comissloners are n accord with the request The sug gestion has been made to divide ach ward Into two voting preoincta nstead of one as It la now This would not require any new registra lon and would be a great conveni ence to many of the voters The di vision lines suggested have been VlaJn street dividing the olty Into East and West all North of Marna street on East side constituting one preeinot between Marna and State a second between State and On Four Sentenced Special to The GlobeGazette Houghton Feb Flannigan today sentenced James Cooper and Arthur Davis William Groff and Edwin Polkinghorne con victed yesterday of manslaughter in the Seebervllle case to tho Marquette prison recommending the maximum of fifteen years for the first threa and twelve for the laat named Midnight Alarm Culls Firemen to Mc Fariund Building at Fourth and Main Streets Sunday suffrage today The committee on constitutional amendments divided the time equally between speakers favoring and opposing the five bills pending in the house for an amend ment giving women the ballot ABANDON VOTOMAO Crew of CrnCt Fast in Ice Compelled to Leave Hor ADJOURN JUNE Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb 16 June 16th Is the date tha democratic leaders hope to adjourn congress The president believes tihe house and sen ate oan work simultaneously on the trust bills and said business men are showing a helpful Interest In the new legislation The good fortune of an early dis covery by a passerby enabling the fire department to reach the place in time to quench it in its inclpiency was all that prevented the McFarlane building at Fourth and South Main streets being destroyed by fire early Sunday morning The fre was noticed by W R Hayes who was on his way home and called Patrolman Keenan who turned in an alarm Diimage Over As it is damage more than 1000 was done by the fire Mirrors chairs and other fixtures in Mio bar v p run In connection with the Herring ton pool hall in the basement of tlie building were badly damaged and Mr McFarlane estimated that there Special to Tho GlobeGazette St Johns Feb United States naval tug Potomac held fast in the ice floes of the Gulf of St Lawrence was abandoned Saturday night by thirtysix officers and men of her crew according to dispatches from Bonnebay where the crew land ed safely The tug was driven sea ward before Sundays gale and soon disappeared with the ica piled high about her SHORT AND SPEEDY INVVESTIGATION AS TO THE UNEMPLOYED was at least building itself damage to the Industrial Relations Commission Will Cover AH Cities as Far West as Saint Paul Special to The GlobeGazotto Mighty Pdrtluctioii to Run at Cecil Mujur Ioitlou of u rations Are Under Way Preparations on scaleoH mas siveness completely eulipsing every thing In ccnnoctiim with the staging ol a play in Muaon City were arrang ed this morning for the presentation of Klaw and Erlungers stupendous International spectacular production ot Wallaces BanHur at the Cecil theatre March 9 10 11 and 12 vhen in addition to four night pei toruiancea a matinee will be given on Thursday March 12 The staging of BenHur in Ma aon City is an event that the best patrons of amusements as well as leaders in religious and educational work have long been looked forward to The tremendous success of this play in the larger cities of the coun try coupled with the fact that there has never been but one company in existence Interpreting the work has made it a difficult task for Klaw and Erlanger to arrange the tour each snson All seccions of the country demand the play Now that Mason City has at last been favored there Is no doubt that the event will make history in the records of he city Will Attract Many BenHur will atract people to Mason City in great numbers from the surrounding territory Manager Arthur is arranging a campaign of publicity that would do credit to P T Barnun If he were alive todty He has contracted ty advertise the play in et ry town village and ham let wlthla a hundred miles radius His slogan is All roads lead to Ma son Mr Arthurs Idea is to have reresentatlve firms of the city cooperate In making holiday days for outoftown visitors By arrang Syecial to Tho GloboQazctto Buffalo N Feb J Kennedy state treasurer committed suicide shortly afternoon yesterday at tlie Markeen where he had lived with his faimly for abovit a year He was found n a small lav atroy off the hotel ballroom with hie throat cut and an open razor lying on the floor beside him His jugular vein had been severed and death oc curred before a doctor arrived Temporary insanity induced by worry over hia impending appearance before a Now York grand jury where District Attorney Charles 3 Whitman has been conducting a John Doe graft inquiry is said by his attorney Michael F Dirnberger Jrt to be the only reason that can assVgued for Mr Kennedys act New York Feb addltlos to the proposed legislative iuveetiga tioii into the office of State urer John J Kennedy left vacant yesterday by Kennedys sulolcfca at Buffalo District Attorney Whitman today resumed his John Doe palitleal graft investigation before which Kennedy was to have been a witness today Friends of the state treas urer attributed Kennedys siuclde to grilling at Whitmans hands John A Hennea ay Sulzers Investigator of condi tions in the state departments salt he could not believe Kennedys death had been prompted by investigation under way As far as we could discover Hennnesy said Kennedy was no more than a He had no more to do with matters now der investigation that one of his oN flea Whitman declared flia was greatly shocked at Kennedys death anij added there was no evi dence oE criminal wrong doing on Kennedys part and Miller a third preolnct Miller bouth a fourth preolnct DRAPE BACONS DESK the West side of Main there would ba a similar division A conference between the United Light and Power Co representatives and City Oomissioners and attorneys Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb desk of the late Senator Baoon of Georgia Is draped In mourning The funeral of Former Senator Hanna was held in the senate chamber February 17 1904 Bacons funeral will be hald there tomorrow has been held lays but final submitted that It lasted several propositions were the Commissioners could not entertain and which vir tually took out of their hands the possibility of settlement There was nothing offered in the way of prices which was not embodied in an ap pllcation for a new twentyfive year franchise EXPERIMENTERS BUSY The main floor is occupied by Bayz South Side confectionery store Luckily this firm escaped with little or no damage unless it be some from smoke Bayz Bros have been play ing in hard luck this season They were drowned out by a broken hot water pipe at their North Side store last fall and shortly afterwards their stock was again ruined by smoke and water at the time San ders Cafe fire And now their other store has been threatened with de struction Members of tho fire department expressed great satisfaction that aa early alarm was received on this fire as Saturday night and Sunday morn ing would havs been a bad time to fight a serious firo which would have resulted had this one gained much more headway Washington Feb 15 Federal in Vestigation the unemployment problem by the industrial relations committee will be a speedy one and will cover all the large cilless from New to Kansas City and St president expressed a be Examine Hooks Special to Tlio GloboGazette Albany N Feb ants are at work on Kennedys books A complete statement of the states money is being prepared Kennedys successor will be chosen by the legis lature in joint session Attorney General Carmody expressed the opin ion that a majority voto of all elect ed legislators will be required to se lect a new treasurer In that event the republicans would have to re ceive the assistance ot the progres sives or face the possibility of a deadlock In case tihe democrats stood together On joint ballot tho re publicans are able to muster only ninetysix votes while a majority la 101 Hearing Postponed Special to Tho GlobeGazette Gryco Funeral Funeral services for A W Gryce the negro who dropped dead at his home on Railroad avenue were held this aftornon at 2 oclock at the Un ion Memorial M E church Burial was made in Blmwood cemetery Special to The GlobeGajjotto Ames Feb agricultural experiment station at Iowa State col lege is ready for another year of live Interest in alfalfa growing in the state Last year It sent out to farm era copies of a 72page bulle tin on this Important forage crop thousands of posters and it furnish ed men for a special train that reach ed many thousands of men This year it has just issued another edition of alfalfa bulletins which are ready for free distribution to all who write for it In cooperation with farmers it will alsfo conduct hun dreds alfalfa experiments in var Jous sections The ot alfal fa will be treinendouuly increased this year VISCOUNT AOIQ DEAD Special to The GlobeGazette Tokio Feb Sluzo Aoki former Japanese ambassador to the United States died today PROPELLERS BROKEN Paul lief that Chairman Frank P Walsh based his estimate ot men out of work upon current reports and not upon investigation by the com mlflsion Wilson added that tha fig ures have been challenged Mrs J resident commissioner has issued a state ment pointing out iliis is the time ot year at which unemployment normal ly became acute The president In formed callers he had no reports of widespread business depression but on the contrary had reports that con ditions throughout the country rap idly growing more encouraging Usual Conditions Anyone who fails to realize that conditions are about the same In the labor market now as they are at this season each year Mrs Harriman said Is either ignorant condi tions or The commission hopes to have a more practical answer to the ques tion what is to be done about un employment than the now famous ing and advertising special feature sales as an extra Incentive many visitors will be attracted BenHur Is a powerful magnet In drawing peo ple to a city where it Is being en acted This has been demonstrated wherever It has been staged There fore a joint publicity campaign be tween the merchants and Mr Arthur IB bound to prove profitable to all concerned Desirous of famil iarizing Globe0 readers with Juat how the big production will bo Tiandled on the Cecil stage Mr H G Revoke general agent for Klaw and Ertiager who is In this city superin tending the preliminaries attended to the staging was asked to make a statement for publication Mr Cooke said Special to Tho GlobeGazette Harve France Feb 1C The French Trans Atlantic Steamship has received a wireless from tha liner Niagara saying all aboard in cluding 147 passengers are well That the venae isreturning under her own steam Heavy seas broke her propellers one of our public men of God Unskilled laborers are the chief sufferers from these annual per iods of unemployment they are the for the most part migratory and be long to the class known as tloatlng labor This xnateo the problem an in terstate one which only can be ade quately handled by a federal Alterations Required To present BenHur on the Ce cil stage numerous alterations will have to be made The width between tho fly floors must be Increased for the drop scenes The carrying ca pacity of the rigging loft doubled to take care of the immense quantity of scenic paraphernalia and the paint bridge attached to the rear wall tak en out entirely thus additlng ten ex tra feet of working space This com pleted a substage will be construct ed directly under the present stage which will ba cut Into a series of sliding traps This arrangement furnishes a solid foundation for the eight horHOs and heavy treadmills New York Feb ot the suicide of Kennedy the John Doe hearing is postponed until AVednes day same difficulty has been encounter ed in every theatre In this country mere mention of these facts will convince patrons that a presentment of the Wallace play will be given that will satisfy the most exacting BenHur Is the biggest organi zation that has ever been sent on tour in the annals of the American amusement world The traveling company numbers about two hundred people Wills Includes an orchestra ow twenty instrumentalists all of whom have been Identified with grand ogera performances at the New York Metropolitan opera house The BenHur score written by Edgar Stillman Kolley formerly profassor of music at Yale University is very Impressive and has lent a dignity and solemnity to tho spectacle that has aided much towards its success Mr Gustav Hlnrlch many years di rector of grand cpera at the Metro politan personally conducts each performance Require Muny To transfer the scenic mechani cal costume equipment from one city to another eight G 0foot bag gaga cars are required while two Arms palace stock cars are necessary for tho horses and camels used In this Big Day For Visitors Tho merchants of Ma employed in the thrilling chariot race scene tlie pinnacle of twentieth century stagecraft To the person not familiar with stage details this work might appear It ia not however Tho son City will hold a meeting tomor row evening for liie purpose of mak ing the stay of BenHur In our eitv a season specially attractive to the thousands ot visitors from out of tha city   

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