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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                WEEKLY EVERY WANT AD in this pivper tcklay is a money making READ THEM AND USE THEM THE WEATHER Pair tonight and Tuesday 1nrtly cloudy probably local showers or thunderstorms in west central portions warmer in northeast portion tonight BEPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAT EVENTS OF THE NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 21 1914 No 240 WILLIE MYERS NEGRO UN LIMBERED ARTILLERY ON GEO SPRIGGS SUNDAY CARRYING BIG REVOLVER WHEN CAUGHT BY POLICE Took Shot at Spriggs When He Stuck Head in Door of Place Where He Worked Was Full of Booze Willie Myers took a shot at George Spriggs another negro about oclock Sunday morning Spriggs put his head in the door of Schells barber shop where My ers is porter He the usual morning salutation and It was an swered with a shot The bullet missed Spriggs and spent itself in the air Tlie police came few minutes after and found Myers still working in the barber searched he was found to be carry ing a six shootei1 loaded I aw sa 3 S with one cartridge shot Myers admitted that he shot at Spriggs and said that he shot to hit Spriggs it seems asked Myers for 75 cents owed him Myera was un der the influence of liquor to such an extent that he did not really know whether he wanted to shoot Spriggs or not so he took a chance and fired NEW HAVE HEADS MEET MREYKQLOS Pour of pfrectprsof Systent Coiifer Witli Attorney GeneralOver i posed Dissolution Suit Special to GlobeGazette Washington D July President Hustis of the New Haven railroad Morefield Storey general counsel for the system President Hadley of Yale University and T DeWitt Cuyler all directors of the two road conferred with Attorney General McReynolds and Assistant Attorney General Gregory today in hope reaching an agreement for dissolution of the New Haven merg er without an antitust suit The directors refused to make a make a statement when they uate ed the conference with McReyNolds and after an hours conference New directors left the department to confer among themselves while the attorney general took under ad visement their proposals It is understood that the directors have not changed their position in regard to disposition of the Boston and Maine stock owned by the New Haven has proved the stum bling block to a settlement They are said to have suggested that the question of Boston and Maine dispo sition be left in abeyance for the time being with the idea that the legislature of Massachusetts which haa imposed a condition on the sale of stock may remove the condition at some future session CONGRESS OP MU STCIPAIj EXECUTIVES to The London July from a dozen countries met In London to day to take part in an international congress of municipal executives the purpose of which is to confer on n id pal problem and achievemerifis in all lands The countries repre sented include Great Britain the Un ited States Canada Germany Prance Denmark and Holland The United States ts represented by a delegation of which Senator Dun can U Fletcher of Florida ia the head The sessions of the congress will continue four or five days and will be presided over by Prince Alex ander of Teck brother of the Queen and the next Governor General of Canada PROGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN IN ILLINOIS Spaclal to The GlobeGazette Chicago July Senator Albert J Beveridse of In diana Is to make a campaign tour of Illinois this week in the interest ol the Progressive party candidates In tliis state The tour will mark the opening of the Progressive campaign for the election of Raymond Robins to the United States senate and for the defeat of Joseph G Cannon ol Danville William B McKlnley of Champafgn and William A Roden fcorg of East St Louis former re publican representatives In congress are seeking to regain their for mer seats BIDS FOIl BIG INTERCEPTOR ARE OPENED JJY THE CITY COUN CIL TODAY FORMER PREMIERS WIFE CHARGED WITH MURDER OF EDITOR Today the Assize court of Paris opens the sensational trial of Mme Caillaux wife of the former Frencii minister of Finance who on the 17th of last March shot to death Gaston Calmette director of the Figaro the leading conservative newspaper of Paris which had been waging a bitter war against Cailiaux for alieged mis management of the public funds and was approaching a point when ref erences to the personal relations of Mrs Caillaux with her husband be fore her marriage would be made Detectives Unearth Body of Cliild it Uibana That is Snid to Exactly Pit Her Description Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago July body alleg ed to be that of Katharine Winters for whom a nation wide search has been made for more than a year waa exhumed in the potters field in the Urbana cemetery today accord ing to reports received here De tectives representing a large national agency caused Jhe bodyto tie exhurh of the nine year old daughter 61 Dr William Winters of Newcastle Ind is said by detectives to have tallied with that of the body Dr Winters telephoned from his home that he doubted the correctness of the iden tification but nevertheless sent n Newcastle officer to investigate at Urbana STAOE IS ALL SET FOB DUO SESSION Bluffs Residents toCare for Visitors Without Regard to Party Will Decorate City Des Moines July Council Bluffs the word has come to Des Moines that the setting of the stage for the democratic convention Thursday Is practically complete J J Hughes Ninth district committee man and M C Goodwin chairman the Pottawatamie county commit tee have been directing the prepar ations and they have announced there is little more for them to do The people of Council Bluffs have been aiding the democratic commit teemenvMt la and willall Another Claims Body Special to The GlobeGazette Urbana July body is that of my daughter she was two years old and died in Jacksonville This statement concerning the body exhumed yesterday said by de tectives to be that of Catherine Win ters was made today by Nicholas Larry of this city Larry insisted his daughter was years old Catherine Winters was twelve Sev eral persons from Newcastle have arrived to view the body Larry was closeted with the states attorney for some time WHEAT HARVEST IS GOOD Nearly Eighty Threshing Crews at Nenr Oiiiiwa Onawa July arc now between seventy and eighty threshing crews at throughout the county threshing the winter wheat crop The yield this year averages about twentyfive bushels to the acre although H J Thomas three miles south of this city has threshed out a fifteenacre field that yielded forty bushels to the acre Shortly before harvest the winter wheat was injured by black rust In some places MRS HENRY BRECKINRIDGE SUMMERING IN THE NRW HAMP SHIRE HILLS Mrs Henry Breckenrldge wife of the Assistant Secretary of War is another woman ol official Washing ton who has sought the coolness of New England for tho summer Sho la N H Join together regardless of politics toiassist in providing comfort and entertainment for the visitors Trains bringing the convention guests will be met by automobiles and the visitors escorted to their stopping places The city will be decorated early in the week and the auditorium where the conven tion is to be held dressed up in the most patriotic stylo Double Delegations The voting strength of the conven tion is to be pearly thirty counties however have selected double delegations and given each delegate onehalf a vote so the ac tual number of delegates entitled to sit in the convention is probably close to In spite of the dis jtance which many of tho delegates jwlil have to travel to reach the con ivention scene democratic leaders are jhopeful that the attendance will be the largest of any state convention 1 The Iowa Democratic Editorial as sociation is scheduled to hold a con vention the morning of July 22 In the afternoon a conference of all congressional and state candidates will Wednesday evening the old state central committee will meet and prepare to turn over its j business to the new organization to I be elected the foilowing day The caucuses of delegates by dts itrlcts will be the first order of busi ness on Thursday convention day The caucuses will name members of the permanent organization creden tials resolutions and state central committees Connolly to Preside After N F Reed stale chairman has caller the convention as a whole to order Maurice Connolly nominee for United States senate will take the gavel as temporary chair man and will deliver the keynote ad dress He la expected to discuss na tional issues particularly those of the Wilson legislative programme with which he has been more or less closely connected More speeches In the afternoon by party leaders will occupy the time of the convention nutil the platform is reported dis cussed and adopted HUERTA IS STILL AT PUERTO MEXICO Spoclal to The GlobeQazatte Puerto Mexico July shrugged his shoulders and smiled contemptuously today at the idea that a force constitutionalists known to be a short distance from here would dare to attack this city The military companions of the fu gitive former dictator however did not display the same degree of con fidence and an extended line of out posts was maintained today which prevented the constitutionalists from approaching nearer Huerta contin ued to pass most of hln time in the railroad car aboard which ha arriv ed from Mexico City Since his ar rival here he has not taken an hours exorcise Women and children among the fugitives sleptlate in an effort to kill the drearyperiod of waiting for the arrival of the ves ael engaged to carry them away The ship la expected to iaach here late to day and tha party may leave tpmor Chunk of Clay Palls Krom Top of Pit and Crushes Life From IJody of Pete Lukis Pete Lukis a Greek who up to a late hour this afternoon had not beon claimed by any of his relatives met death this morning at the clay fields of the Northwestern States Portland Cement Co west of the city when a large overhanging chunk of clay fell from the top of the pit catching the unfortunate man between It and the ground and The accident happened shortly be fore was practically instantaneous None of the em ployes at the pit were near when the accident happened but they arrived at the scene almost Immediately af terwards Coroner Long was sum moned and a hasty Investigation made An inquest will be held this evening The Greek is a compara tively young man about whom little known except his name which was learned at the company offices after his number had been found HUNDRED EDITORS VISIT OMAHA AND KLVG SAMSON Omaha July hap pened to Iowa editors ad Nebraska editors in Omaha on Editors Day can best be told by them That thej enjoyed their visit to the Den and that the hospitality offered in the Devils Hotel was up to expecta tion was the united opinion of paper boys who attended the festiv ities More than one hundred newspaper men form Iowa and Nebraska ac cepted the invitation to be Omahas guest for a day Omaha was proud of he privilege to he hosts to such representative men and is looking forward to the time when the visit will be returned MM LEAGUE MEN THREATEN STRIKE Players Fraternity Heart Sends Ulti niatum to National Commission Concerning Knift Case ipeclal to The New York July ac tion and possibly a strike or walk out of base ball players in American and National leagues is contemplat ed by the base ball players fraternity according to a statement by Presi dent Fultz In case the national com sion refuses to accede to the terms of an ultimatum sent it by the fra ternity in the case of Player Kraft of the Newark Internationals Pultz declined to make public the terms of the ultimatum but said he would issue a statement outlining it tonight It is reported that the com mission has been given until July 22nd to reply to the players de mands SHIP IJNE HEARINGS BKGIN Special to The GlobeGazette Atlantic City N July lic hearings upon the application ol railroads to retain their Intersts in competing steamship lines were op ened heer toftay before officials of the Interstate Commerce Commis sion One section of the Panama Canal law provides that railroads may retain such holdings only if they prove that he communities the serve benefit thereby Otherwise the law specifics that they must be given up this year POLITICAL INTRIGUES BACKGROUND OF CRIME Sensational Features of Case ami Prominence of Those Connected With it Cause Ex eKeineut Special Lo Tlie GlobeGazette Paris France July 20 Pro ceedings at the opening of the trial of Mme Caillaux for the murder of Gaston Calmette editor o Figaro started at noon today in the palace of justice with Judge Louis Albanel acting as president of the court The dramatic setting of the affair involving political intrigues in which the prisoners husband a former French premier and minister of fi nance was a prominent figure has made the case extremely sensational Added to this is a rumored threat ot royaiiat hot heads to create a dis turbance during the trial and exten sive precautions have been taken by the government to prevent any out break Long before the opening of the paiace of justice crowds de fying the drizzling rain assembled in the vicinity Special forces of police were called out to keep them in ord er From an early hour until after noon long lines formed on the place Dauphine and Boulevard Dupalais hoping to be lucky enough to secure the few places left for the genera public in the court room which is reporters and barristers Boys Seek Chance News boys took up their positions outside the building last night with the object of selling thior places to those willing to pay a high price for a chance of admission The po lice however refused to permit a night Mme Caillaux was col ducted from her cell to the court room by a secret passage Other leading figures in the case however wore objects of demonstrations Among them was Prosecutor Gen eral Jules Herbaux in charge of the prosecution and Fernand Labori the famous advocate whose face is known to every one owing to hiis connection with the Dreyfus trial Tlie Figaro came out today with a violently worded article on the open ing of the trial It was from the pen of Alfred Capus recently chosen Academistan or who now occupies the editorial chair for merly hold by Calmette In it lie declares The party which assassi nated Calmette is doing its best to defile his memory for which pur pose it has stopped at nothing and has not scrupled to violate confi dences thus giving a foretaste of what Is In The article con tinues with a pangyric on the dead editor conclueds Those who have slain him from behind would like to transform him into a man in volved in shady finance a pirate Caillaux go on do not put yourself out You have well sharpened teoth a heavy jaw an appetite ex cited by the smell of blood but the honor of Calmette Is wrought in marble You will not bite in to CONTRACT FOR BIG SEWER JOB CONTIIACTOU HAS LOWEST AND BEST BID Marks First Real Step Forward Toward Citys Sewer ugo in Purification plant The septic disposal plant as a so utlon of ilnson Citys sewage prob em again appears on the horizon jossibility today with the letting the contract for the construction he biff intercepting sewer to Sidney R Bowen the local contractor whose bids were considered both the owest and best oC any submitted the commissioners at their regular meet ng in the city Iwill this forenoon The intercepting sewer is the first step in preparing to safely care for Mason Citys rapidly increasing sewage and work on this project will bo started soon now that the bids have been received and accept ed City Engineer BYed Wilson roughly estimated that the cost the sewer would be under Three Bids Only three bidders presented bids to the commissioners and but one of these was a local man There was considerable variance In the prices of the different work On the whole the bid of Mr Bowens was consid ered the very lowest The other bid ders were the I W Turner Improve ment Co of Des Moines and the InterMountain Bridge and Con struction Co of Tecumsah Neb This intercepting sewer as its name indicates is one Into which all the other sewer lines of the city will flow The start will be near the water works and in general fol low Lime Creek to a point a short distance southeast of the city Tlie sewer will he about 30 inches in dia meter and will he the largest ever constructed in the city After the sewage has been emptied into this main channel the big new sewer is to carry It to the septic tank loca tion The septic tank like a nightmare that bothers the fitful sleeper has been worrying Mason City for three years in the form of promised In junction suits and possible damage suits that the farmers living south of the city and along Lime Creek tave threatened to start unless some step was taken to better for the sewage About three yefcrs ago the city made a start towards the septic tank by purchasing the McAuley property near the water works Then followed a legal war between the park commissioners and the council and afterwards a period oC quiet when apparently nothing was dine The project was not forgot ten however for a year ago City En gineer Wilson was ordered to start he plans and specifications for the sewer that now may be completed lefore the close of the summer and another site has been bought The bids for the work that were submitted follow to The GlobeGuzette Chicago July for a atisfactory adjustment of the wage dispute between the enginemen of he western railroads and their em iloyera took definite shape today with the assembly of the federal loard of mediation whose good ices have been accepted by both William L Chambers chair man of the mediation board and G W Hanger assistant commissioner f Labor represent the government n a conference in which the loco motive engineers represented by heir grand chief Warren S Stone he firemen and hostlers by W S larter president of their bratlier iood and the managers committee f ninetyeight roads involved leaded by A W Tronholm of the Chicago St Paul Minneapolis and Omaha railroad The ineua de mands are technical in form and lengthy The mens leaders have eft the way open for a refusal to arbitrate but the railroad operators declare they have strong a strikemay be averted iPhe first the railroads which was pre sented by Mr Trenholm and later were to take up the employes side The program calls for alternative meetings of the mediators with rep csentatives of the roads and of the men A FEDERATION Special to The GlobeGazette Duluth July thirtysecond annual convention of the Minnesota State Federation of Labor and the largest gathering Jn the history of that organization as sembled in Duluth today for a three days session The Initial session this morning waa devoted to tho work of organization and the annual reports of President E O Cec retaryTreasurer W B McEwen and the other officers of the federation SPENCER 10 PIEU IS REJECTED Convicted Murderer of Mrs Rexront Is Ilefused Stay of Execution by Illinois Supreme Judges Special to The GlobeGazette East St Louis July ry Spencer sentenced to be hanged July31st for the murder of Mrs Mildred Allison Rexroat the Chicago tango teacher today was refused a stay of execution by Justices Carter Farmer Dunno and Vlokers of tha Illinois supreme court arho are meat Uig hero Earth Loosework Hard rock lOin 2in lain 20in join 6x10 6x12 6x15 6x20 6x30 pipe pipe pipe pipe pipe ys ys ys ys ys n o 85 SO 60 90 50 75 P a o i 80 50 50 80 GO 80 i 67 50 45 75 ordinary GOjOO Manholes At inlet upper j syphon At outlet upper syphon ISOifjO At inlet lower syphon At outlet lower syphon Concrete work yard Coffer darning yard 6in iron pipe 90 4in draintile 70 50 10 MISSING San Francisco July add tion to a million and ninetysix thous and dollars diverted from tho fund of the United railroads to the So lario Irrigated farms country by Pat rick Calhoun former president o the United Railways of San Fran cisco it developed today beforo the state railroad commission that be tween 1011 and 1918 more than a million dollars was withdrawn from tho companys treasury In the bells of Thornwall Mullally assistant to Calhoun an4 went to Oalhouns per sonal account EUERAL MEDIATORS BEGIN CONCILIATORY WORK TODAY JOOD OFFICES ARE ACCEPTED PROMPTLY lonfereuce in Which Govern inennt Railway Managers the Men are Represented is Held Today Dry Worker Accompanied by Prioud Ijcnvo 1UU Lake arid Destination is it Secret SiiQcinl to Tim GloboGaKflUe Rib Lake July Louis H Patmont left here late last night accompanied by Rev C L Milton of Milwaukee but their des tination will be kept secret for the present according to Rev A C Stone of this place Stone said Pat mont had money was well dressed and wore a mustache Patmont is the dry worker wbo tells a story of being pursued and hounded and his life threatened while In Detroit According to Stone the reward of advertised for the discovery of Patmont is claimed jointly by the postmaster of Rib Lake and a newspaper man who claim to have identified the missing man at the savne moment THESECOND Even Up for Detent of Saturday by Defeating Collins Men Yesterday by t to it Score Mason City broke even with Austin in their dual clash Saturday the score was 10 to a in favor of Mason City and the Sunday bill went to the MInnesotans by a 5 to 3 count The Saturday battle was a batting bee in which Mason City slugged for seven teen safeties and made Beebe the Austin motindsman holler forhelp Palmer opposed him Sunday Crouch hurled for Austin and had the Col lins followers jamming or hitting mostly to the infield when he had control The three runs garnered from his offerings were brought over by walks and opportune hits by Col lins and Pappe A neat triple play nipped budding runs for Mason City in the fifth paragraph when with men on first and seTrond Fitzgerald hit a liner to McDuff back of the tall Irishman threw to second catching the runner offthat station and a prompt relay nipped another Mason City man at first Higbee who hurled for Mason City was not effective and long hits gave tho out field much to do   

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