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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                I XWIOK WEEKLY MAY BE MISSING GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY BV NOT READING THE GLOBE GAZETTE WANT ADS IT READ THE WEATHER REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI TUESDAY FEBRUARY No 118 JODGEGtAR IS BATHCASE EVIDENCE iN INJUNCTION SUIT OF IRONS VS CITY BEING HEARD MANY WITNESSES FOR BOTH THE PARTIES PI G H Siimnor Secretary of Iowa State Board oj Health Spectator at Trial It was expected late today that Judge Clark would take the case qf JaineVW Irons VB Dr Echt ernacht Mayor Stanton and Com missioners Stanbery and Miller un der advisement and will probably render a decision following the two days hearing tomorrow The case has been watched with great Inter eat by many people Saturday and today the court room was well tilled with spectators who were attracted by the oddity of the case The de fense completed their testimony late this afternoon when a number I doc tors testified as to their opinion of the necessity of fumigating for masles Dr Echternacht and City Clerk McEwen also were Important witnesses for the defense as was Chief of Police Snider this morning At Saturday the battle of to bathe or not to bathe was on In earnest Mr Irons took the stand and testified that his cliUd who is five or six years old was taken 111 a physician called Jan 27th and her ailment was pronounced measles The third day alter the child was taken sick the chief of police M Snider called at the house and tack ed a measles placard on the door This card was taken down by Mr Irons under the direction of the doc the NKW WISCONSIN CONGRKSSMAX IS A FORMTCR 11ESIDBNT OF WASHINGTON W if ARE TOO Mr tor and by instruction from chief of police and taken to ftlflfce where the police fbrttie Mr Irons testified thaf ha and his wife attended parties ant public gatherings during the Illness of the child as they understood that no guarahtlrie was established After the placard was taken down the health officer mentioned tumiga tion to Mr Irons who told him tha it would tie inconvenient to fumlgati at that time afldne would let him know when they wanted It done He testl fled that lie had objected from the first fumigation and described the method the officers said they woul use No proof had been furnlshe Mr Irons that the state law requlrec fumigation and a copy of the clt ordinance could not be found when ho asked for It Expert Testimony Introduced the attending physician was next called and testified tha the child had a light case of th measles which she had had once fore according to the statements o the He also said that coa taglon was not probable from th case two weeks after he had examln ed the child Richard Davey grandmother of the child was called as a witness in the case Sh stated that Chief Snider had place the card on the door merely for pre ventiqn as he said Dr Egipff Br Starr and Dr Fai rell were called as expert wltnesse to Inform the court as to their opin ions of the transmission of measl a germ James A Frear the an congressman from Wisconsins enth district is an old resident of he national capital He was born In Visconsin fiftytwo years ago but moved with bis parents to Washing on when he was eighteen After re eiving his legal education he return d to his native state and held many iiiblic offices before his election to ongress PITTSBURGH MAN WHO rjtACES FEDERAL LEAGUE IN NEW YORK MANCHESTER PAPER COM MENTS ON WILSONS BIG PROBLEM BENTON CASE FILLS ENGLISH NEWS PAGES Strong Editorials Concerning Alleged Court Martial and the Shooting of Englishman Are Numerous Today Special to The GlobeGazette London Feb 23 The history of the Benton affair in information furnished to the British ambassador the ton state department was communl atad In official form to the house Grey and here is was Dr Eumners reply You have had some experience with truth have you not Yes but I have also had experi ence with Dr Sumner declared he believed a person should be Isolated from the time of exposure Attorney Markley questioned the doctor closely on the ength of time a patient should be cept isolated when ill with the measles Two books written byrec ognlzed medical authorities both of whom Dr Sumher admitted he held in the highest respect were introduc ed and a reading contest commenced Attorney Markley read a passage hen the witness would reread it jiving it the Inflection he thought he meaning After the spectators who had gathered in the courtroom to hear the novel case had jecome well Informed as to the con tents of the two books Judge Clark suggested that the case be resumed along its original lines Dr bumner said that he holds bhe theory that measles is a germ dis ease and transmissable In the same way as Infantile paralysis He be lieves that fumigation Is at all times necessary to the welfare of the pub lic and despite the fact that his rec ognition and acknowledge author ities stated otherwise held to his conviction Irons on Stand Mrs James Irons mother of the child testified to the mildness o the case that the child had no ca tarrhal trouble and was only broken out with the rash about two days The child wears washdresses and her clothing and bed clothing were kep clean The window of the sleeping room was kept up night and day ane the house well aired several times according to Mrs Irons No re stralnt ihad been placed upon her am Mr Irons before the second card wa placed on their house about a weel ago At that time a notice wa nervprl whichMrs Irons Interprete loff declared measles to disease with slight or no Infectious ness He stated that it Is transferr ed by direct contact and that in his Is impossible io carry the disease on the clothes Fumigation after two or three weeks has elaps ed is in his opinion like locking the barn after the horse Is stolen as the disease Is contagious at the time the patient is contracting It and Is en out Dr Parrell testified 1 after three weeks little con tagion e disease Newspaper Men Involved H H Clark took the stand and told of statements he had heard the commissioners and the health officer make in regard to the cage D M Conroy manager of the GlobeGa zette presented a1 copy of a law pass ed by the board of health in 190S and published In the GlobeGazette Feb 10 1908 Identifying the publi cation and the copy of the Issue Snmner for Defense Dr Sumner of the state board of health took the stand for the defense late Satiirday afternoon but the adjournment of poned his testimony tnuil his morn ing when he occupied the witness chair for two hours His replies to the questions of Attorney Markjej caused amusement that almost bord ered on hilarity at times in the court room this morning When the sub ject ot the measles germ was brojigiu up the doctor stated that he Itnew the germ existed although he had k never seen it If you have never seen the gorm how do you know that heir Is a germ queried Mr Markley I never saw truth but I believe City At torney Fitzpatrick about the matte and caused a burst of merriment from those in the court room when sh quoted Mr Fltzpatricks reply I calledup Mr sal Mrs Irons and he was very nic about It He said that I could e about Just the same ple had auoh onsirnotions in their if I had any trouble lust to telephone ormed the principal subject of dis ussion today re at Britain nited Staies responsible for Villas ct Grey explained that would not hold the WEST VIRGINIA CONGRESSMANS DAUGHTER A DEHUTANTR AT WASHINGTON THREEARRESTS PROMINENT SUPPLY CON TRACTORS ARE CHARGED WITH BRIBERY SERIOUS COMMOTION IN PARLIAMENT Representative Reads Letter Accusing High Officers of Be coming Rich Through Graft Operations TWO UNLUCKY ONES LOSE THEIR THUMBS While working on an automobile at the Withey garage yesterday Elmer Doolng caught his thumb In the ma chinery and before It could be pre vented the thumb was pulled from his hand He was taken to the Pork hospital remainder of tha thumb was amputated Boy looses His The fouryearold spn ofMr and Mrs J J UdUjUoren suffered an In Jury to lifS thumb yesterday after noon while playing about the yard He was discovered with his thumb split Whether he fell and was injured or had caught hia thumb In a gasoline engine which was In the yard IB not known He was taken ito the Park hospital to have the wound dressed STORM CONTINUES Special to TlioGlobeGaaotto Chicago Feb that descended upon middle west yes terday continued today Snow fell and drifted affecting traffic Senate May Take Hand peclal to The GlobeGazette Washington Fob ments of the next day or two re ardlng the execution of Benton ill probably determine whether the enaite will take a hand in the Mex can situation Chairman Shively of lie foreign relations committee an ounced after a conference with the resident pecial to The GlobeGazette London Feb killing of Benton by Villa at Juarez occupied he most prominent places in all the lewspaijers of the British Isles to ay The Manchester Guardian one f the newspapers not to sus ect that ttte1 execution of Benton vas no better than murder The facts are pretty clear but It is difficult o draw any lesson from them except hat Mexican leaders still conduct heir warfare with the barbarity of he middle ages and that President Wilson would be far from end of his difficulties even though General Juerta were driven from power Too Miuiy Huertas Tf there was only one Huerta tfr Wilson might be able to obtain the decent government based on the consent of the governed which he desires for Mexico but there are too many Diaz Huerta itmself Caranza and Villa There is ittle reason to believe that any of hem would be less despotic than the others or wouldconsent to let Mexi co say by whom she would lie gov Touches British Honor Tho Pall Mall Gazette the oppo sition organ under heading Its murder most says the slaying of an event which touches the honor of the British name to the quick The Gazette further says Even if the body which was styled a court martial really assembled and even if the sentence was based on true evidence and fair consider ation Villa and his revolutionary bands had no status as belligerents which entitled ithem to try the sub jects of other powers by court mar tial If this pretense at court mar tial should be the only result of the inquiry being made by the United States government the obligation of the United States to act ae the man datory of civilisation will Official Attitude Pacification of Mexico is an ob ect we honestly desire to see accom plished but It is impossible to effect t by British Intervention We do not intend to make any attempt of that character which would be both fu le and This Is the at Itudo of British foreign office as out lined on the floor of the house of commons by Francis Dyka Acland parliamentary under secretary for foreign affairs after a full consid eration of the series of victimiza tions of British subjects In Mexico culminating in the removal of Wil liam S Benton by Valla at Juarez Acland informed the house that the British government has been In frequent communication with tha government thoUnited Slates and also Mexico respecting the pro tection of British lives and proper erty In Mexico Continued fighting in Mexico Acland said la of very great prejudice to British and other commercial interests and la a mat ter for very great Acland promised to lay papers oa the subject of Mexico before the houso of commons as soon as pos sible but added significantly the most interestalng papers at the Brit ish foreign office however are com munications made at various times with the government of the United States concerning the policy and Ita views regarding Mexico Some of these are of confidential character and I cannot Include them In a blue book without asking the consent of the United States Robert B Ward the millionaire baker of Pittsburgh who is said to be the head of several local bread trusts is the man who has shocked the magnates the National and American leagues more than any one of the Federal League For It was Mr Ward who has put up the money for the entry the Federal League into Now York He closed a deal the other day by which he took a tenyear lease on Wash ington Park Brooklyn the old home of the National League there Inas much as the park is within thirty minutes ride of tlio downtown sec tion Of New York City where most of the baseball patrons come from his action is virtually the same as placing a club on Manhattan Island In Park though across the Bast River is really near er Manhattan than the so far north on the island that the trip there from down town requiresnearly fifty minuteson the elevated After the Federal League ken into Chicago the next place of importance to give It standing was New York City The location of a club there placed It alongside the two major leagues Had Chicago and New York been left out many baseball men would have been in clined to place the hew league in a class with the International and the American Association If Mr Ward can put a winning club In Brooklyn he will have con siderable advantage over the Nation al League club for his grounds are much more conveniently located and the Brooklyn club has been so far down in the winning list that it has come to he something of a Joke Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Tokio Feb prominent Japanese contractors furnishing navy supplies were arrested today charged with bribery The arrests Indicate that the naval scandals brought to light through the relations of the naval attache at Berlin to a Ger man contracting firm will prove more extensive than first suspected Discussion of the subject led to ti ser ious commotion in the house of rep resentatives this afternoon Kerehlro ICurshara a deputy well known in the United States and Europe read a letter in which high officials of the Japanese government were named which alleged that they have been guilty of amassing wealth by means of graft Kurshara re fused to disclose the name of the writer of the letter He was thereup on ordered to appear before a com mittee oE the house punishment SECRETARY DANIELS SAYS WILSON HAS OBEYED THEM ACTS WOULD PLEASE THE FIRST PRESIDENT Miss Tudelle Vinson Hughes daughter of Congressman and Mrs James A Hughes of West Virginia ia the lastest debutante in the con gressional circle at Washington Miss Hughes made her bow to society on Tuesday at a large tea given by her mother Says President Has Taken the A Whole Nation Into His Coun cils as Contemplated In the Farewell it HMNRV MOORS TJRLLKR DEAD THIRTY YEARS A SENATOR Typical Tomnto Can Hobo Gathering Cigar Stubs From Gutter at State and Main Sunday Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Moore former cabinet officer and for more than thirty years a United States senatorfroin Colorado died today aged 83 He hasbeen been ill two years Teller was original silver republi He was called that because when he left the republican conven tion at St Louis in 189G because ha did not agree with the gold standard plank of the platform he ran again for the senate from Colorado as nn independent silver republican was elected with 94 votes out of li After serving that term the silver republicans in Colorado merged with the democrats and Teller was re turned to the senate as a democrat Pedestrians near State and Main streets about oclock Sunday morning witnessed a performance seldom seen in Mason typical tomato can hobo gathering cigar stubs from the gutters about the in tersection Gee Boss the shootins fine dis said the old codger to a passer by as ho straightened up with a handful of half smoked cigars Then he spied an especial ly nice looking snipe and stooped again to shoot it He was a regular J Raglan Pacth more In appearance as he finally jammed his choice collection into the pocket of his tattered overcoat pulled an old hat down tighter upon a cap which he also wore made a loaf of bread and other packages secure under his arm and started up street headed for the S O Culls From the AViden fels Picked Up and Relayed to the to Calcutta Special to The GlobeGazette The Lizard Feb O signals from the German steamer Wildenfels picked up by her sister ship Trautenfels were communcat ed by wireless to the signal station here The distressed Widsnfels was half way acrosstiirebay of Bis cay on her way from Hamburg to Calcutta with passengers and freight when urgent S O signals were caught at noon STRIKERS WIVES BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Testify They Were Beaten Kicked ami Clubbed with Guns by Dep uties Special to The GloljeGusrette Hancock Feb 23 Wives strikers testified today before of the congressional committee that they were beaten kicked and clubbed with guns by deputy sheriffs and sol diers Mrs Berls Fodar charged that July 30 Under Sheriff Hoikkiln grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the yard of her home at Kersage and then a soldier hit her with a gun and two others fired shots into the door of the kitchen of her home in attempts to frighten her and force her Into telling the of her husband which she had refused to do OFFER BIG GUT m P01R RATE Electric Company Offers to Make RnrtlPAl Reduction in Cost of Clus ter Lighta und Special to Tlio GlobeGazcUo Chicago Feb Dan iels in an address at a Washington birthday celebration of the Union League club declared President Wilson had heeded the admonitions of Washington In that spirit had re ceived the approval of the people of the United States We have wit nessed during the past year exhi bitions of the true American spirit in a way that would do the heart of CJoorge Washington good if he were alive said Daniels As leader of a party Wilson summoned members of that party to labor with him in re deeming Its pledges But ho did not stop there Ho called on men of every party for counsel and cooper ation Washington in his farewell address warned the country against the baneful effects oE pussions arous ed by the extremes of party spirit When Washingtons advice was ac cepted from rancorous partisan ship emerged an era of good feelitig Are we not on the verge of another era of good feeling Ileculls Adchess Daniels then recalled Wilsons ad dress hi Chicago the only one the presideirmmde between election and Inauguration in which Wilson made Ills appeal to the people of the coun try to come into a common council no affairs of tlio nation All Amer ica has come hi declared Daniels and today with faces to the fu ture all America says to Woodrow Wilson You have as the prosperity of the United States re deemed your Daniels de clared he believed that the day of clean cut party division on import ant legislation IB past Republican and progressive votes he said had helped rear the milestones of tha tariff currency bills along the path the democratic party is traveling to redeem Its WILLIAM HELM IS DEAD Passes Away Farm Home East of Plymouth Word was received here yesterday of the death at his farm home east of Plymouth of William Helm a d pioneer farmer of that vicinity Mr Helm who has been falling for some time passed away Sunday morning aboiit 4 oclock Funeral services were held this af ternoon at oclock at the Meth odist church at Rock Falls Mr Helm was born 75 years ago moving vrlth his parents to Wiscon sin when still quite young About 60 years ago he moved to Cerro Gordo county and has lived here ever since A brother D D Helm of Mason five children and nu merous grand children survive him His wife died some years ago The children are Jasper Helm of Osage Iowa Kilman who lives on the farm Ernest who lives la Idaho Mrs Betts who lives in South Da kota and Mrs Wyborney who lives not far from the home farm PROPERTY That Being 00 percent of Acutal Value Valuation Last Spring Would Have Beon About Representatives of the Peoples Gas Electric Company last week made the city council a new proposition on the rates for cluster lights and for furnishing power for pumping the citys water supply from the deep wells iiSa the reservoirs Radical reductions were offered liight Rates The company offered to reduce the ate on the cluster lights from year per cluster or a eduction at over 2B percent PTrmpteg Rates On power for pumping water from he wells Into the reservoir the corn any offered a still more marked ut The city now pays 21c per dlowatt flat for the pumping naklng a cost In figures more eaa ty understood by persons not fa miliar with electrical terms of er thousand gallons as near as can ie figured Tihe company now of ers a rate of per hose power ised per year plus Ic par kllowat This pumping cost would be trlblo under lo per thousand jaMlcss or a per TROOP TRAIN BLOWN Special to Tlie GlobaGazctte Vera Cruz A govern ment troop train carrying a company of Infantry from Mexico Oity for Jalaps was blown iip Saturday by rebels Valuation placed Mperfjuio Homer Hqlcoreb property at Fourth and vfashington which the voters are asked by the city council to purchase for by the assessors last spring with the increase addod by the councll and by tho state board of equalization tottila This Is not tho taxable value upon which tax Is levied but what passes on the tax hooks for actual value the property According to George E Frost county auditor and others famllir with the system o assessing real cstata hero properties of aro assessed at about 00 per cont of what IB thought to bo their real market value Value On that basis the market value o tlio Holeomh lot now held at 15 000 spring or I the assessors figures are to bo taken aa correct but lix tho one instance about two thirds and In the other about ono third of what I now aslted for the property NOHO Bleed Serious James Johnson 508 Bast Huutley street Is in a serious condition the result of a hemorrhage This morn ing when he got up his nose started to bleed and after several hours a physician was called who tried to stop the hemorrhage It stopped temporarily but on account of tho weakened condition of the putient aa examination could not be made Ralph C Richards Who Inspired Movement Hero to Address Rail way Men of Northwestorn reduction ot eonLethhig over 50 the citys power billi Offer Not Accepted Because it Is claimed the offer was made In connection with the gen eral offer of compromise of the law suit franchise matter and other things tho offer has not been ac cepted by the city council NOT WINTJ3RS OHILIX Special to Tho QloboQazotto Springdale Feb child held as Catherine Winters the kidnapped daughter of Dr Winters of Newcastle wag today declar ed by tho phyalpiaa notto MT child Railroad men of all roads who were able to be off duty took pleas ure this afternoon In going to the court house assembly room to at tend tho regular monthly safety com mittee of the Chicago Northwest em rallwaya Iowa MinneaoU rHvi SiSn Ireaaquartors of which are here This meeting had special signifi cance because of the presence hi iho city as the principal speaker of R C Richard formerly n claim agent of the road and now tho chairman of Its centrrl safety committee Richards la admitted by all who are posted on the subject to be the father of the safety first movement which he originated and brought Into being on the Northwestern line Since then his aid has been asked by many other roads In organizing their safety work and has probably con tributed more than any oho man toward making travel safe the PATR IN DOUBT lo Tho El Paso Fell 23 Fate of the missing Englishmen Lawrence and Curtis and the Americans Bauch and Harry Compton in Mexico IB utill doubtful Bentona body has not been produced niiistruted Tccture Another feature of the meeting is an illustrated locturo by Harry J Hell aafoty inspector of the Nortll wostorn Holl linn a very fine collec tion of safety movement pictures which ho displays to the membres of tho committee and others who as sembled About thirty members of tho division safety committee attend ed tho eetlng   

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