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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                TWICEAWEEK WEEKLY t GOIXG TO MOVE Youll find a Want Ad a very quick and easy way to dis pose of odd pieces of furni ture THE WEATHER Cloudy tonight and Friday not niuclx chiuigo in temper ature moderate winds REPORTS BY VOL XXI DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY 19 1914 No Ml HKRUS TKK KXMARER WHO FOUND TH13 TUX1SAX OAVI PRANK MORRISON INSTANT 4 LY KILLED BY 2300 VOLT ISf SHOCK JVAS CONNECTING BOX iSiceidenl Occurred on East Slate Street Near M St L Via duct Was Considered Ex perienced Lineman Frank Morrison 31 years old ti resident of City was in stantly kilted at this morning while working high in the aiion a pole of tiie Peoples Gas Electric Company locat ed tho M St li railroad viaduct on East State street Twentythree hundred volts of elctricity passed tltrough his botijwhen he took hold of two live wires ivt the same time Ills life belt with which he was clinging to the pole stopped his body from falling to the ground He was removed by feilow worlcmeii who saw lam electro cuted BRAVE LITTLE GIRL BAPIBLY HECOVERINS A VETERAN DETECTIVE OF THE MILWAUKEE ROAD PASSES AWAY WAS IN SERVICE FOR ABOUT THIRTY YEARS Known iroin Coast lo Const ami From Gicat Lakes lo the Gulf Jinny Narrow Escapes During Lifetime Viuiie Dosn Patient at Park Hospi tal With Tubercular Hip Making Good Progress Toward Health According to Joseph MonPlasure foreman of the work in which Mor rison was employed although Morri son was an export workman he was sometimes careless In the handling of live wires carrying large amounts of juice and that he had warned him of his risk How It Happened The crew which consisted of Mon PJa3urev Jiayden replacing wornout cross arms ftlbng the State street line At thfe time he was struck according to the Morrison was assisting in the connection of a transfer box to the siiain line Hayden working on the ground below the pole on which Morrison resting happened to be looking at the time of the accident and saw grasp two wires Two pairs or gloves covered Idorrisons hands but proved worth less against the power of the twenty three hundred volts As Morrison was killed his body gave a violent twist and shook for the space of a few seconds then settled and the hands rested on the iwo wires which had conveyed the purrent through his body and killed Doctor Useless Hayden aud another employe tcipk the body down when they jit ilifoiess Dr Swale of the ark fiospitalwna summoned and an automobile at the scene of thec tragedy only a few minutes ifter it had happened Here Six Months M prison eame to Mason City six months ago and was at that time employed by the company in founding their Manly high tension work proved at that time that ho an expert workman and It is ihoufeht that the fact lie had lost fear of tlie current caused him to forget pimsfilf for the second Soms months left the employ of the company and returned last Monday Pulmotor Useless TJie ptilmotor kept for emergency tases iat the gas company was press into service and an expert operat or sent with It to try and resuscitate dead man The machine used for several minutes and have undoubtedly brought hack life if there ihad been the slight est V Body at Moiifue The body was taken to the Randall Undertaking rooms and communi fcatlon was made over the telephone tylth Morrisons family at Iowa City It was learned that he has a mother And father and sister there Probably they will arrive an the yiext train from that place when dls poaltlon of the body and arrango inents for the funeral services and Jburlal will be made Frank Edward Johnson the ex plorer for the National Geographic Society and the man who discovered a race of cave men in a hitherto sup posed uninhabited portion of South ern Ttinisia has Just arrived in Washington to make his report aft er an absence of nearly two years This race Mr Johnson says live in caves hewn in the solid rocks of su gar loaf mountains sometimes the depths of 150 feet and big enough to hold people The women are never seen and the men are abe to Tun fifty miles without a drink of water There are about these people who live in towns which have building not one single Bry eyes were scarce about Mason City police headquarters tliis morning when news came that Tliomas Biley district spec ial agent for the Milwaukee was dead There is not a DIUH on the de part me nt who did not count dipt Hiley us liis personal friend The same is true of Kd Helin cliiof special agent of the M St M Morevveiser special agejit of the Hock Is land mid OluuIes Ilossinaii spe cial agent of the Great Western who are here today These men M Snider cliief mid Thomas Xiock former chief of the local department and prob ably other policemen will at tend the funeral Annie Dosn thebrave sunny lit tle Austrian girl who is in the Park hospital suffering from a tubercu ar Mp Is rapidly recovering For a time her limb was weighted and she was unable to move it Today she was greatly elated because she found she was able to move her Coot and she delightedly shows her1 visitors show much strength she has in tthe little limb Annie IE only six years old and In spite of her suf fering and loneliness her face is al ays bright with smiles She talks a great deal now of what she will do when she is well and able to walk Day after day she lies in the little white bed and looks at her picture books or plays contentedly with her mother a Kindly Austrian woman wftso hag not yet learnd the English language Annie is looking forward with great pleasure to the time when she will be able to re turn to her home which IB now on Inland street Her father waa re cently released from Jail where he had been held for two months having been implicated in toha Powder street murder The family is now comfort ably settled in a little home ou In land street ASSASSINATION OF EDITOR IN PARIS BRINGS AN OTHER CHANGE MINISTER OF MARINE RESIGNS PORTFOLIO Lebrun Minister of Colonies Will Act in That Capacity Til Yacmiy is Filled Etlson Gaylord 82 years old and liaviiig the distinction of being the oldest inhabitant of Nora Springs died there yesterday THOS RURKE TAKEN ALIVft FROM BENEATH TONS OF DEBRIS CAUGHT IN COLLAPSE OF CLUB HOUSE WALLA Thomas Riley veteran special ageut for over 30 years in the detec tive service of the Chicago Milwau kee and St Paul railway who num bered friends and acquaintances in Mason City by the hundreds pert dead heart disease at his home In Austin Minn yesterday Simultaneous Assaults ou Toricon and Mawitlan Said to lie Schedul ed for This Afternoon Special to The GlobeGazette Juarez March 19 A simultan Dirt to Fly on Great Westerns Im provement as Soon as the Frost Is Out of the Ground Dirt will begin to fly for the new Great Western depot as soon as the frost 5s out of the ground according ito Agent R L DeGroodt Plans are not fully completed yet for the build ing which is to be erected aboout on the present site of tho excuse now passing for a depot Tlhe new edifice will house the offices ol the Great Westren officials and will provide a home for the Rock Island The building will be of the latest style and la expected to be made of red brick Waiting rooms will be of a size large enough to accommodate traffic of the two roada When work IB commenced a large force of men will be put on the job to rush the completion of the buildiing throughby fall PHILANTHROPIST IN POLICE COURT TRIAL Mass Kllen Gates Starr Charged With Resisting an Officer Special to The GlobeGazette March of Miss Ellen Gates Starr one of the found ers of Hull House settlement and for many years a prominent philan thropist began today on a charge resisting a police officer Starr waa arrested for alleged picketing by members of the Wait resses Union during the boycott of a downtown restaurant following the Waitresses strike She demanded a Jury trial declaring the girls she had aided had done nothing contrary to law On the etand Miss Starr In sisted the policemen had no right to make arrests as air the girls were strictly within the law MORE LOBBY CHARGES Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March that an organled lobby Is working to dfeat the Hughes bill to regulate shipments of convict labor products will bo Investigated by the senate Jobby committee at a special meeting tomorrow Chairman Overman has Issued subpoenas for witnesses It has been represented to the committee that funds are furnished iprison contractors to carry on an organized campaign against the bill VOTE OF Special to The GlobeGazette London March vote of censure on the British government was moved in the House Com mons today by Andrew Bonar Law leader of the opposition It Is based on Premier Asqulths refusal on Monday to give the details of the echeme of local option by which nine counties of Ulster would be per mitted tovote separately on the the question of tho new government Sir Rdward Carson tho Ulster Unionist leader baicked stand up SEARCH FRUITLESS Bpeclal to The GloboGazotte March Search for a train robber who yester day obtained from a Santa WARRANT FOR CARSON special agent in the service of any railroad was better During the three decades or more that the veteran officer wore the silver badge of tlie Milwaukees specfal service he gained an acquaintance that was country wide Mention of Tom Hi leys name and the statementthat the caller was sent Dy him would have gained anyone Immediate audi ence in the offices of police chiefs chief special agents and detective agencies in almost any city with a real police department Tom Rlley of was a who belonged not alone to the I D and I M divisions of the Milwaukee along which he pre vented depredation on company property and procured for it punish ment when it was perpetrated but to the entire country for if ever a man In a comparatively humble position had a national reputation Tom Ri iley was that man Had Narrow During his life time Mr Rlley took part In more than one desperate gun attla and although he never was wounded had many narrow escapes At one time he was captured by a party of thugs whom he was after and missed death by a btare margin He lived however to see the party occupying cells In the prison at Still water Probably no one man In the north west has had to do with the arrest and conviction of more desperate criminals than Mr Rlley had Limes he has appeared as a prosecut ing witness in cases either those of Lhecompany or which he was as sisting the authorities would be num bered by thousands Hod Wonderful Memory Mr Riley had a wonderful mem ory Every man with whom he was ever thrown In contact either offic ially or personally to any great ex tent he always remembered and years after could call by name and describe his personal appearance when he knew him accurately This ability was one thing that made him valuable He could have had higher rank than special agent on many rail roads had he cared to take it but Austin and the division in his care were home to him and he had no de sire to move away Died In The aged special agent he was about 70 years old died In har and that wns as he had al wjtya hoped It would be He worked right up to the day of his death ap parently In hla accustomed health But a few days ago he was in Mason conducting an Investigation here with all his old time keenness Will Bo Big FtmeraC The funeral servings at Saint Ang tistlnea church Austin will be at bv hundreds and hundreds Police officers railway officers and employes and special agents from other roads from all over this sec tion of the country arc expected to eous attack on Torreon and Mazat lan is understood to start late to day It is sad that while Villas army is moving against Torreon forces under General Alvara Obre gon will assault Mazatlan Obre gon is reported as moving 1200 troops igalniit the Paclliccoast port This Is said to be part of a general plan for an agresslve movement against all the federal forces in northern Mexico Obregon as com mander of the North Western mili tory zone will have charge of oper ations along the west coast While Villa as constitutionalist cominend er In Chihuahua will assault Tor Special to Tho GloboGazetto Paris March Cail lauxa assassination of Gaston Cal mette editor of Figaro brought about another change in the French cabinet when Ernest iM Monis minister of Marine added his res ignation to that of Joseph Caillaux Minister of Finance at a meeting of the cabinet The council accepted Monis resig nation Albert F Lebrun Minister of Col onies will act also as Minister of Marine Madame Caillaux is still object of deep popular sympathy Crowds took advantage of the midlenten holiday to gather at the gates of Saint Laz are prison the womens penitentiary Heavy guards of police and soldiery are continued at the residence of faillaux the offices of Figaro tho senate chamber of deputies and oth er important points The resignation of Monis was caused by statements made in the chamber of deputies that while he was premier he exerted a powerful Influence on the public prosecutor Victor Fabre to postpone the trial qf Henry swindled the public out of sums aggregating by fraud ulent stock promotions Rochette disappeared while on bail Edson Gnylortli Pioneer Norn Springs Resident Dies at Homo Fiuieral Services Sumliir More Bodies Are Recov ered From the JUiins of St Louis Seed Uistrophc Special to The GlobeGazette March 19 Tho Globe saya warrants have boon signed for the arrest of Sir Carson and other loaders of the Unionists In Ulster Declaration from official however that warrants have far tbo Ulntar Huertn May Ijisten Special to The GloboGazetto Washington Marohi no official word came to the White House of the reported purpose of Huerta to reopen parleys with the United States by sending his minister of foreign affairs Jose Rojas to Vera Cruz to confer John Lind administration officials Indicated a willingness to listen to any new pro posals for a peaceful settlement They seemed to attach the most Im portance at this time to the out come of the impending battle at Tor reon which Is expected to mark a critical turn n the strength and prestige of the contending factions Should the rebels be defeated at Torreon it la possible the ntlre sit uation be changed so that a compromise candidate for president can he agreed upon NEGOTIATIONS TO OPEX Attorney General and Railroad May Vet Get Together Special to The QloberGazette Washington Marcli tions between the Department of Justice and the New Haven Railroad will be resumed tomorrow It is be Special to Tlia GlobeGazette Nora Springs March Gaylord age 82 years one of the oldest residents of Cerro Gordo coun ty and for many years an authority in Iowa ou horticultural subjects died at his home here at 11 oclock Wednesday morning Death came to the aged man after a short Illness He had kept good health unlil a shont time prior to time of his death His passing is considered a material loss to resi dents of this place and to those liv ing for luilea around The funeral services will be held Sunday aifternoon at 2 oclock In terment will take place here Born in the state of Conneaticut on Oct 1ii 1832 Mr Gaylord emmi grated west with his wife In the year 1S53 He was among the early comers and his tales to intimate friends of the trials of tho Journey and the subsequent hard task of clearing land and tiho building of proper dwellings In this section was one that was Interesting in the ex treme to members of the present gen eration Arriving here Mr Gaylord at the time a young man stout and in the prime of life settled on land which PACKEB NINE QUARTS INSIDE HIS CLOTHES Special to The GlobeGaaette Austin March er means for concealing liquor about the person for transportation pur poses was disclosed last night by the police when they wound up the in trigue of ten Mason City laborers with the arrest of one Mike Docke Hungarian laborer Docke and ten companions came to the abrupt conclusion yesterday that Mason City was becoming en tirelytoo dry Docke a hangeron and a good fellow who waa thought by his com be the least susceptible to the liquor while carrying It there sent him on the dangerous mission He bought a round trip ticket and a lieved that theconference will be final and that settlement will be reported within a few days T Gregory Jesse S Adkins and F M Swacker of the Department of Justice have returned from New England where they have been gath ering information at first ham about men suggested as trustees for the Connecticut Rhode Island Trolly lines which the New Haven is to give up It is reported that the New Haven and the department are about to agree on the personnel of these boards That has been a vital point In efforts to reach a seetle rnent and If It Is cleared up little dif ficulty In arranging other details la expected The Interstate commerce commis sion Is taking preliminary steips to determine whether further Investi gation of the New Haven financial affairs Is necessary to develop the Information called for In the resolu tion by Senator Norris which waa passed February 7 The resolu tion seeks to determine what of the New Haven money investJ In various enterprises and whether persons authorizing these in vest ments are liable to punishment and whether any such money can be re covered for stockholders and what laws are necessary to prevent future transactions of like character was virgin forest were required to Several clear tihe years entire attend Was Sqnare If ever there was a square cop Tom Riley was the one Dur ing bis forty odd years of service never has his Integrity been tlonnd in the slightest degree Beneath hla badge boat one of the Bon kindest hearts in the world and caTOI Page S 1Norman Earl quart of alcohol It is oniy another example of CAUCUS AT NORTHWOOm tract but It was a strict rule that he followed to always clear the land properly as he wont This trait learned in tho early stages of life say his friends has done more to made him the man that hs was than anything else His house bulk in the Daniel Booho style was the first house built in this section of the country and la an example of the stout domiciles ibliiat were required for tho early set tlers and their families for protec tion against the wandering Indians and wild animals OH which the woods were filled at that time The house iis still standing and although it Is now very old it shows excellenlt workmanship and Is often pointed out with pride by nearby residents as the first house built in the vicinity In his late years Mr Gaylord had been prominent in business so cila life and church work and was generally looked up to by everybody In the community His friends In the neighborhood of Nora Springs numbor in the hundereds and he Is also acquainted In different widely scattered places over the United States Left to mourn his loss are a wife one son Springs and a daughter Miss Vienna Gaylord Df tho same place Frank Sage a residence of Mason City Is a grand nephew of Mr Gaylord Special to Tlie GlobeGazette St Louis March 19 Thirty seven hours after ho iliad been bur ied alive beneath tons of debris Thomas Burko was taken todaj from the mine of the St Louis Seed Co building alive The builclina was demolished when a portion ol tho seven story wall of tho burned Missouri Athletic Club building top pled over Tuesday afternoon Dur ing the morning three bodies wera taken from the Seed Company build ing ruins bringing the total of tha recovered dead to elx In addition to the thirty who lost their lives in tha Missouri Athletic club fire A hun dred men were kept at work alt night diggins to reach Burke whoso faint cries attracted the attention o rescuers last night In the seed building were ten or twelve customers three women and five or six mon eitiployes and a largo number of workmen repairing the structure which was damaged by tha athletic club fire Ten to Fourteen More Missing Immediately after the collapse res the de bris in a search for the victims Hours afterward ten to fourteen per sons ware unaccounted for The known dead are DAVIDSON WILLIAM carpenter engaged In repair work on fourth floor GUYDER C carpenter of East St Louis was making repairs LABORER unidentified Among seven Injured employes ot the seed concern who were extricated from tho ruins on was James Cobb the cashier Hold Fast by Dead Man Tho body of a dead man was lying across Mr Cobb when the rescuers reached him The dead man hud been transHxed by a piece of acantl Ing Mr Cobb apparently was dan gerously hurt but directed tho work of tho rescuers Electric lights wore strung about the debris that pinioned and while workmen tugged at the heavy timbersFather Kennedy administer ed to him the last rites of the church The injured cashier was alive how ever when released and was hurried to a hospital Tho dead have not been identified Kiro Does Groat George IS Wtiitioiiib Candidate Named For the MnyoruUy mans Inability to refuse temptation said the police Docke managed to purchase the stuff with col lected from the group of his com panions Carefully packing nine quarts of alcohol inside his shirt around the from and sides and gently pressing the folds ot his coat over the while thing he went to the depot to take tho next train for Mason City The depot was hot and stuffy and Docke felt out ot sort anyway Whv not have a little bit of a one anyway He could slip a little water in the bottle and the boys wouldnt know the difference The sequel is that Dncko fell and that within a short time lie wns en Special to Tiie GlobeGazette Northwood March joint caucus was held last night at North wood and nominations for public of ficeholders were made George E Whitcomb present alderman an ab stractor was nominated for the of fice of Mayor T S Hanson was nominated treasurer Henry Stehn and J K Ofthus were nominated for aldermen to succeed B Butler and Mr Whltcomb tiroly In Its rested by Policeman and sentenced to KOI er county jail for t ar inn his ow vhat be went down Police Judge Tivo Men Lives and Other fn Disaster in Colliery Xenr Slicein to The GlobcGazetto Buxton March men were killed and much property dam age resulted today from an explosion In Mine No OATMEATj TRUST S in Alleged Illcpal Combin ation Trial Special to Tho GloboGaxette Chicago March in the governments antl trust suit against the Quaker Oats Company l Great Western Cereal Company began here today Tho government said United States District Attorney Tames H Wllkerson that the de fendants are in conspiracy to mo nopolize the oat meal business of the country The government Keeks tho dissolution of the company and asks that It be enjoined from in terstate commerce until the dissolu tion Is Wllkerson then related tho history of tho growth from 1891 to the date when tho consolidated oat meal company merged Into American Co real Company which In 1902 was taken over by tho Quaknr Oats com pany Then In JflOl he said inde pendents organized the Groat West orn Cereal Company which prosecu tor affirmed woe wrecked In 1911 by Joy Morton who sold all the plants to tho Quaker Oats Company Morton is amonff tho Individual de fenxlants i the sult and Hotel For Their laves Inmates Fleo Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Milwaukee March of tho Windsor hotel numbering sever al score was compelled to flee for their lives early this morning when a fire which broke out In the plant of tlna Western Newspaper Union gutted the four story structure and damaged adjoining buildings Part of the mechanical department of the Evening Wisconsin Milwau kees oldest nevvspaper was muohi damaged with tho basement con taining the liig newspaper presses flooded with several feot of water The losses aggregated more than Torjicr Saves Many A little Fox Terrier belongingto Charles Sanborg tho proprietor is said to have saved their lives by guests of the Windsor hotel all of whom escaped the early flro which destroyed the hostelry Fire tugs la the river provneted a general con flagration in tho big buildings and the center of the downtown district between Michigan and Wisconsin streets Attention was first at tracted to the flro by the barking of the Fox Terrier WILSOX RKPL1KH Special to The GloboGuzelto Washington March Wilson totlay told Senator Jones re publican of Washington that lonos waa skating cm thin ico lit his speech yesterday when tho senator broadly intimated that Wilson had not decided to read his message to congress on the Panama tolls until after Sir Lionel Garden British min ister to Mexico vlalted the wtiito   

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