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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                TWICEAWEEK WEEKLY V I FIND A HOUSE BY USING A GLOBEGAZETTE WANT AD ARE ASTON ISH1NG THE WEATHER Fnlr tonight nml Friday tioiuowhnt cooler tonight mod erate northwest winds REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXL HIASOX CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 2 No 150 ATTEMPT TO HOLD UP TRAIN1 FRUSTRATED BY MES SENGER FLETCHER DREW IMS REVOLVER AND FOUGHT ROBBER Boad Agent Boarded Train at Water Station Pistol Fight Lasted Until the Robber Was Shot AUTHORS AND PRODUCERS OF THTB GREAT ST LOUIS 1AGBANT AND MASQUE FOR 150 h tANNIVERSARY Special to The GloboGazolte Athens April 2 A lone bandit attempted to rob Seaboard Air Line passenger train No 11 southbound near Comer Georgia fifteen miloa northeast of hero but was frustrated by Express messenger R C Fletcher after a revolver duel in which the bandit was wounded but tumbled off tho trainand escap ed The bandit swung aboard the express car as the train was leaving a water station two miles south of Comer Covering Fletcher with a revolver the bandit ordered the mes senger to open the express car safe Flecher responded by drawing his revolver and opening fire Many shots then Fletcher hit the bandits arm and ho drop ped the and leaped from the train ITorelgnev Complains Thnt He Was But Police AreUnable to Get That he was struck with brass knuckles and after his face was bad Jy scarred was robbed was the com plaint a Hungarian living at Alex ander Kolkoskys boarding house on Henderson street Captain Camp bell investigated but was unable lo substantiate any robbery theory Policemen say the man had been drinking and express belief that he got hurt in a drunken row They did not learn tho fellows name and he was unable to give definite informa tion concerning his assailant Because two of the bottles with which he has packed his suit case broke allowing the fragrant fluid to runout on the Milwaukee depot platform Toe Vendra a foreigner was detected trying to run the gauntlet with a cargo of booze He was arrested by Patrolmen Walbaumand Carl and his baggage seized He wi11 be given a hearing before a justice He had several tjuart bottles of whiskey wine and beer KXOLfSH MINERS STRUCK Special to The GlobeGazette Leeds England April 2 All miners in Yorkshire numbering left the pits when the last notices to quit work expired The men demand introduction of a minimum wage scale Stocks of coal U tha pit heads are only sufficient 10 last about a week and after the ijxplration of period railroads ind and iron works depending n the Yorkshire collieries for fuel vill bo seriously hampered Many f the men employed by them may be forced into idleness Peculiar Ac cident Reported Fiom Dutch Knst Indies lo Bntavia Java April natives were killed and fifty others seriously injured when a train ran irate a hord of buffalo at Tanjons Prick where the locomotive and aev cars wore derailed and over turned at a bridge A number of Kuropeans occupying tho rear roaches escaped AUTHOR TMS STEVENS Percy MacKaye poet and play wright Thomas AVood Stevens pageant master and iiead of the School of Drama at ithe Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh Frederick S Converse one of the leading Ameri can composers and Johnes LIndon Smith stage producer and pageant master are the artists of interna tional reputation now busy working on the greatest show ever given in pageant and masque of St Louis which won ott the four last days of May will the th anniversary of the founding of St V v These four performances of the pageant and masque will in anatural amphitheatreat the old Worlds Fair grounds in Forest In the cast of the pageant and tho masque will appear a total of actors all of whom will be drawn from the citizens of St Louis with the exception of forty nine distinguished in the field of civic will be sent from representative American cities In the late afternoon this the largest ever used in any Ameri can roenact tihe princi pal romantic scenes in the history of St Louis from the days of the mound builders including stirring events of Indian warfare the settle ment of the city itself the coining of the other nations the passing of the Spanish French and English aud the final march of the pioneers Following tfcis realistic COMPOSED OF MUSIC FOR We which will be under the direction of Mr Stevens will come at night the poetical interpretation of the same material by Mri MacKaya In the masque the symbolical figure St Louis will struggle as tho city it self has struggled for the cause of civilization andr opposed to St Louis will be of the Earth Spirits employer of the War the Taskmaster OE Pov erty Mr Converse one of the founders of Boatoii Opera Company and composer of The Pipe of reduced by the Metropoli tan Opera House in New York will write the music for the masque The staging will be done by Mr Smith himself an artist of note who has produced a large number of pageants and who was further associated with Mr iMaoKaye in the recemt produc tion of the bird masque in which Miss Eleanor Wilson daughter of the President took part A pageant of the Italian Renais sance a historical pageant of Illi nois and pageants of the northwest are recent works of Mr Stevens whohas recently taken charge the first American School of Drama in the Carnegie Institute in St Louis Mr Stevens will not only write the pageant but stage it Behind the coming production by the people of St Louis the cost of which will be borne by a popular subscription of is a get together movement on the part of the city itself MEXICAN FEDERALS ARK H PORTED TO HAVE GOT AID FROllSALTILLO MESSAGE OFFICIAL ONE TO AMBASSADOR Louis Terrains Reported lo Have Escaped from Clutches of Villa Who Held Him ioi Ransom Washington April al reinforcements from Saltillo have reached Torreon according to a telegram to the Mexican embassy here from tlhe Mexican consul at El Paso The message adds that there seemed to be lit tle danger of tho city being taken by Villa Terrnzjis Kscapes Special to The GlobcGazetle New Orleans April Ter a wealthy Mexican prison er for ransom at Cuicuahua by Villa for three months has escaped and made his way south toward Mexico City according to dispatches receiv ed by New Orleans newspapers Ter razas made his escape through the assistance of an old family servant and a traitor in Vallas camp Oldest City in United SUtes loses Court House in Hivlf Million lioi lar JJloze Today Railroads Compelled to IiuyOff y Men Following Good Winter Cool mines dosed Railroad men declare that busi ness has been simply shot to pieces few days and unless condi tions change soon men willbe laid off in wholesale lots They say that business has seen a sudden and alarming change Railroads through the east have been laying off large numbers of trainmen and the army of unemployed is beginning to in crease in the middle down of coal mines lias materially affected the shipments in thewest One division on which Mason City has located has within a few dnys past laid ore nine crews HWREB NEW CASES W QJKiK MA YOU TIKRK John 11 Ford mayor of Port Dodge was in tho city yesterday and called on tlie eity commissioners Mr Ford Is candidate for auditor of state on he republican ticket He the pronMeut of the Iowa League of Mu ElcipiUitioB an cias such is nn interest Ing visitor n tho city offices Filings of now cases for the April of the Cerro Gordo county dis trict court are exceptionally heavy according to Fred D Blake clerk of the court Last night over 80 new cases had been filed and with those that can be expected to come in to day in today and tomorrow it is thought tlie hundred mark will be passed easily Calls IFusImnd Cruel Tonnle 0 Manning in a divorce potition nliogoii that James G Man ning is possessed of a violent temper and has in the past beaten kicked and struck her The pair have been married nearly six years Sho asks the custody their two year old baby Joe Howard Servo Mirny Papers The sheriffs office la being kept very busy today serving the last minute original notices All depu ties undoubtedly will be kept busy until a late hour to get aH PUpern served Famous Baseball pitcher Died of Tuberculosis in Texas Sanitarium Sun Antonio April George Edward the famous as he was known whore baseball is played died at a sanitarium hero late yesterday a vic tim of tuberculosis after a for life onco one of the greatest of baseball pitchers came to Texas four months ago weakened by pul monary trouble but bouyant and hopeful ithat a few months would see him restored to health and back in tho He located on a ranch near Boerne but instead of improv ing hisstrength declined from day to day HIg condition became so ser ious last month that he was brought to a sanitarium here John Waddell Rubes father and his mother arrived from Boerne two hours after their son digd A sister who lives here is the only other surviving relative In terment will be here today Special to The GlobeGillette Augustine April early today destroyed three tourist hotels the county court house and a number of residences here So far as known no lives wore lost but many guests at the Florida house Munsou house and Mannet hotel which wer destroyed escaped scantily clad ana had no time to save their personal belongings The flames were checked after a hard fight duringwhich the city was threatened Property damage is es timated at more than half a mil lion dollars Nearly two blocks near the water front was destroyed and for a time tho business section of the city was endangered but the flames were fin ally checked by the local firemen aided by portion of the Jackson ville tiro department which was brought here on a special train Tlie fire originated in the Florida hotel a large wooden structure whero firemen carried many guests down ladders Occupants of other hotels fie dto the streets leaving their baggage and personal belongings The five hotels destroyed included the Flor ida Munson Clalrmnnt Atlantic and Central hotels The loss was later estimated at Guiles Destroyed With the city crowded with win ter visitors hundreds of persons ran excitedly through the streets Fam ilies became scattered and personal effects are scattered everywhere Adjutant General Foster with a de tachment of militia took charge of the police regulation and assisted in guarding property and locating miss ing relatives for friends and tour ists Priceless treasures were de stroyed when the flames attacked the old Vedder building where the curios of the Historical society are stored The records of old Spanish days which had long been viewed with interest by thousands were en tirely destroyed The flames spread east and north quickly destroying the Genovar opera house and the power boat club It was through heroic work of firemen mjlitia and volunteers that the Magnolia hotel was saved FliNOS FOR ABMQgY Milking Changes in Plans for Struc ture JItwiiiires Some More Money First Obtained A committee will soon b sent out to solicit additional stock subscrip tions for the Armory Building Com pany This is made necessary by changes Jn plans whereby the Inter ior arrangement will be somewhat better and more expensive in order the place what It should bo a hall suitable for use by any large conventions with ample seat Ing arrangements etc Todo this wUl require morn funds than were first thought necessary and hence the necessity tor ail addi tional SEALING STEAMER LOST CREW DEAD DYING OR MISSING NIOW FOUNDIjAND OVERTAKEN BY DISASTER IN ICE FLOES OX WAY H6MF SOME OF SURVIVORS AR13 BROUGHT TO VORT Fifty of Tliose Found on Ice After Fortyeight Hour Blizzard Dead or Not Located Special to The GlobeGazette St Johns New Foundland April has overtaken the seal in steamer New Foundland and her crew of a 175 men Fifty men lhave died from exposure in a furious bliz zard and others are dying The steamer was caught in the ice while returning from the sealing grounds Her crew was adrift on ice floes for fortyeight hours suffering ter ribly Many of tiliem are still miss ing and other vessels are searching for them Loss Not Known The exact loss of life is not known but it is believed that practically all of 170 men perished after the New Foundland had been crushed and sunk in the ice floes off Cape Race The rescue ships which picked up fifty dead and dying found the men on tossing ice floes to which they escaped when their craft went down Those who survived were able in their weakened condition to tell but llttIo of the wreck and probable fate of ther fellows Ships were at once dispatched in hope of finding other survivors or recovering more bodies The suffering of those found by tlie rescuers were horri ble The icy spray and winds swept over for fortyeight hours while they were adrift without food or fire Koarnsj April dele gation bound for San Francisco to select and dedicate a site for tho Io wa building at the exposition pass ed through this city this morning at 11 oclock San Francisco men who are with delegation said the Iowa commission is the largest to visit the exposition thus far with the excep tion ovf the New York state commis is spending They state Iowa should bo proud of her showing and commission A com mission of only three from Nolmisica Is accompanying the Iowa parly to tiho Word From S County Authorities to Adopt Sljnul itrd Honks fov Schools ImNext IHve Years Toxt books for use in the public schools of Cerro Oordo county that aro under tho management of the county bpnrt of education will ho adopted by thrd body which con sisls of tlie auditor and superintendent of schools on April Sth Nearly everj day now some school bok man appears to urge the merits of his publications and tho tables In tho county superintendents back room aro loaded with the new sam ples which must bo deposited and left with the board whether adopted Hugh H ShepaYd reached Omulm on time and met tlie Iowa delega tion wtili whom he soon tol ac quainted according to a letter re ceived from him this morning Among those ou the train is Lieut Gov Kelvie of Nebraska who has been in Mason City several times and is acquainted here of the party got a message from Fiiscp yesterday saying that elaborate arrangements are being made for the entertainment of the commission on its arrival there and stating that it Is desirable to have the dedication services next Mon the party will have to kill time for a day or two Tlie Iowa party as finally made up is as follows Gov Geo AY Clarke Horace 12 Deomer supremo judse and Ora Williams newspaper man Others are II K Bemborck C p Cuss and Cn Kdmund Milleiof Waterloo Rclpli rioHois of Des JMoiues W G Ilasel t Cedar Rapids George Haw of Ot tumwa and Mr Sbopard Nebraska delegates are Lieut S0v H R McKelvIe Senator Peter 7nn sen and W n Mcllor secretary of tlie state board of agriculture Culled to Pino Homo at State and Mill Streets by Kurly Damage that will amount to sev eral hundred dollars it is thought wns done in the new home of A L Rule ait State and Mills streets thla morning by a firo which firemen tliinlc originated from a short circuit of olnctrio wires The firo was noticed shortly before by passorsby am the alarm turned in When tho department ar rlvod and opened the ftousc the floor had heon burned through and bad ly damaged Besides the firo had boon smoldering and smoking until tho entire house was filled with is said to have been the smokiest firo fought for a long decorations will probably suffer from that cause Firemen did efficient worlA how over and tho flames gajnadao head wayafter arrival OARRIKft TO POSTMASTER William R Kelly has stepped from he ranks of letter carrier to be the Jostmaster of one of One largest of Ices in States President Wilson nominated him for postmast er in Brooklyn and the Senate con irmed him on the same day Mr Kelly didnt work his way up He ook off his uniform ito don citizens clothes when he took charge of the Brooklyn postoffice But he had advanced in another line which showed he tiad the kind of ability the President was looking for For more than six years ho has been president of the National Asso ciation of Letter Carriers and last vear his reelection was unanimous He started in the service in 1893 He was one of the first to join the National Association of Letter Car riers He was chosen president of he Brooklyn branch of the associa tion and held that place till 1907 when he was elected national presi dent Each year since lie has been reelected The last convention was held in San Francisco and then they made his reelection unanimous Tno association has members out of a total of in the country It Is said to be one of the most com pact and efficient of labor organiza tions PRES REA OF THE PENNSYL VANIA LAST WITNESS HEARD i 7 T j SEES URGENT NEED OF RETREIV A Ciuelully Worded Shiteimini Says Cul Must Conic Unless Freight Rates Arc With Assaulting Chief Eu Kincer of an ICusterii Telepliono Company After Wino Party Special to The New Haven April W Nixon New York Yale student and sou of Lewis Nixon former dem ocrat national committee man was formally charged with assault in city court today by Edward H Kveritt chief engineer of tho Southern New England Telephone Company Nix OHK lawyers are not ready for a hearing and continuance was grant ed until April 10 on bond of Nixons father who came at the re quest of his son accompanied the young man to the court house but remained in an ante room during the proceedings The assault on Rveritt which nearly killed him occurred last October Young Nixon told police it followed a wine party at a hotel Special toTlteGlobeGnzolte Washington Aipril Rea Pennsylvania railroad was tha last witness heard before the state commerce commission on be half of eastern railroads asking for increase in freight rates Oral tes timony forroads concluded with bin statement Rea said emphatically in carefully prepared statement not Pennsylvaniabut all railroads are confronted willu the necessity oC retrenchment which might prove ser ious unless they be permitted to in crease their net incomes Said he Unless the gap between receipts and expenditures can bp widened we must begin to retrench and retrench ment must begin on betterments and improvements and improve ments not directly necessary to thq movement of trains we should ba very neluctant to do this as it would be to run counter to our tra practice of half a tury and aro sure it would not be in the interest and do not public desires Opposing Daniels Special to The GlobeGazette April presi ot Winthrop M Daniels of New Jersey to bo inter state commerco commission was tietl up in the senate In a prolonged exe cutivesession that threatened to de lay the railroad rate speeches of Sen ators Cummins and Both these senators are opposing Daniels whoso nomination has been ponding nearly three months There Is no personal fight on him but he is charged with holding unsound econ omic views as to railway valuation It is urged by several senators that such objection is material at this time when the commission is Just un dertaking the valuation of railway properties of the United Statea which will bo of tho highest import ance In a few tihu com mission applies the elements of val uation to rate making Four vagrants in other words hoboes tho kind of men who are antiworkers were toiling on tho streets today The city has been working its prisoners but this week becoming reduced to one lone unwill ing drunk they have hit up on a scheme Heretofore the stop overs have been given shelter but were not fod Now the oity will feed them if they work on the boes must beware of Mason City if it is against their religion to work for a living o srcu MIXEKH Indianapolis April cording to reports received at tha headquarters of the United Mine Workers in this 0113thorn was a general suspension of work among tihe organized miners throughout tiiR country today in observance of tho anniversary of ilhe inauguration of he eighthour day in the mining Industry The eighthour day was inaugurated April 1 IS0 following years of agitation of the subject by tho minors l Agent As iests Italian forStojsliuu Coal 1Yom Wosteiii llcmil Charged with stealing from cars in the Groat Western yarrU Tony Stotsf an Itiilinn was arrcsst Into yesterday by Charles Hoss man special agent of that road In formation charging larceny wiis fiIet with Justice Ralph S Stunbery anil when the accused pleaded guilty hn was given three days in the county jail Spccial lo Tie GlobeGazette April condi tion of tho health of King iuslavo continues to cause general anxiety I A bulletin issued by the physicians says Although the of the king has improved during tho past week and although there is no ground for uneasiness tho royal physicians have recommended ihis majesty tn consult Prof Wllhelm Kleiner the specialist for internal dlacasos of Ileidolborg as ihore nro indications of a SQturn of the stom achtrouble from which he has boon suffering Prof Fleincr will ar rive in Stockholm on The king has been ailing for some time Ho underwent an operation for appendicitis in 1910 and in Oc tober last year again felt pains Miss Lois Flncli returned yostor day from a short visit with frienda In Alan Dejilfi One of Six lo llioak Out of Inil nt Oniio Dead or Alivo Special lo Tlii Cairo April prison escaped from the county her today among ibo Win M Wilson sentenced to bu hanged Apr 2Hiy for the murclor of Thomas C LOIJIIIJ a special officer ot tho Mobile Ohio railroad IJloodhoiuulK put on ho trail arid followed tho BcoTit o north pnrt of nown and tho rMlroin yards whero It is suyitosfjd tho fugi tives boarded a freight lrni Tho men escaped by sawing fhor way out of a stool case Tho hare posted a Wil son dcad or alive Defora raunlor Jng IiOtfan Wilson escaped from tho Ohio stalo penitentiary ho sorvinx Uf   

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