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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                You can rent anything from a wnall room to the largest fatpi by using a GlobeGazette Want Ad Phone 28 or 83 THE WEATHEfc Unsettled tonight and Fri day possibly local showers nighty wrtKnejiTfldtw in northwest portion tfltlighi BEPOETS BY WIRE EAOH EAY OF THE IMPOBTAiTT iBVENTS OP THE WOBUD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 27 1914 BORDER LINE BETWEEN FRANCE GERMANY AND BEL GIUM STILL THE SCENE OF MANY ENGAGEMENTS IS ANNOUNCEMENT OF WAR OFFICES OF ALLIED POWERS TODAY CITY OF PARIS PREPARING FOR POSSD3LE PING OF BOMBS IN ANTWERP CONFIRMED BY OFFICIAL ADVICES TO UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RECEIVED AT OF NEUTRAL POWERS HAD NARROW ESCAPES TWELVEYEAROLD SON OF FRENCH GENERAL WHO ACCOMPANIED HIS FATHER TO THE FRONT IS KILLED x Berlin by Wireless Aug the forts at Na fnur have fallen Longvvy near the Luxemburg border has been cap tured by the Germans after a desperate defense The French forces which attacked the German crown princes army have been repulsed and Upper Alsace is free of French except at points to the westward of Kol mar Paris Aug official statement issued this afternoon says TIi events In the of iija uoilli have neither imperiled nor modified the arrangements made in view of the future developments of operations in the region between the Vosges and Nancy Our troops continue to V London Aug dispatch from Ostend says the Ger mans have occupied Lille Roubaix and Valenciennes all in France No 273 S25T3S5I fRINCE This picture represents the modern motor propelled kitchen in which the German Crown Princes food Is prepared The future Kaiser la no w operating at the head of the army of Metz in Alsace and is said to have won a decisive victory over the French at Uuneville The Katser lias ordered him to assume command the army fighting the Russians Democratic IJeaders Plan Emergency to Increase Government Tax Receipts Special to The GloboQaxotte Washington Aug rev enue legislation to add to governments annual income wan considered at conference be tween Secretary McAdoo Democratic Leader Underwood of the ihouse and Chairman Simmons of sanate finance committee today Underwood de clined Jo say bow it was expected to taa theRddilloUEi Inoomo but it is generaUy understood that a plan for tax on beer and liquor and possibly a stamp tax will be carried out The bill can ba drawn quickly in the opinion of administration leaders Its introduction in tho house is expected to follow immed iately a message from President Wil son asking for such legislation London Aug great battle iine along the French frontier and in Belgium continues to be the scene of terrific engagements The result is not made that the French war office announces that the allies line in the north lias been inoveti back a short distance SINK GBRMAW CRUISER Special to The GlobeGazette Aug Kaiser Wil helm Her Grosse has been sunk off the west coast of Africa by the Brit ish cruiser High Flier Kaiser AVilhelm Der Grosse was ono of the palatial steamers of the North German Lloyd line At out break of the war she was converted into oh armored cruiser and lias been reported as active in searcliing for British merchantmen She had n tonnage of more than 14OOO and was built In It was on this liner that the late Mayor Gaynor of New York was shot as he was about to sail forEurope Winston Spencer Churchill first lord of the admiralty announced the suiklng of the Kaiser AVilhelm Ier Grosse Jn the House of Commons He said The admiralty has just re ceived intelligence that the German armed merchant cruiser Kaiser Wil lielm Der Grosse of tons armed with ten four incn guns ihas been sunk by his majestys ship Highflier off the west coast of AE rlca This is tho vessel which has been interfering with traffic be tween this country and the CHILD WAR VICTIM Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Aug Be Cnst Icnau the twelve year old son of Gen Gastlenan chief of the French staff is among those killed in a cent nolion He went to the front with Ills father PROTFX3T OtI SHIPS Special to The GlobeGazette Galveston Aug state ment of the British consulate here said three British war ships have been sent ai full speed to protect cotton and ail traffic In tlio Gnlf ot Mexico QUIET Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington Aug reports from Antwerp to ho state department say the city is quiet but that communication has cut off from all points except Ghent Bruges and certain points on the coast SAYS PORTS IIOLO Spnclnl to Tho GlobeGazette London Aug dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Ostend credits a Belgian offic er with tho statement that tho Nnirinr forts aro still holding out with tho exception of Marchovelette anl Oo geleo which wore destroyed by tho bombardment Tho Belgians fought for two days tlias officer says and there still is a large force of Germans before Namur Tho foregoing dispatch is in con tradiction to tlie dispatch from Ber lin by wireless wliicli declared all tiie Nfuimr forts liad fallen MARSHALL REPORTS Special to The GlobeGazette London Aug As quith today announced ia tiho House cf Coriimons tliat Field Marshall Sir John French commander of tlio Brit ish expeditionary force had reported he yesterday was engaged against superior German forces Tlio British troops fought splendidly General French considered the pros pects in the impending battle satis factory Young Man Who Has Been Sought By Police Ever Since Early in Summer Caught in South Dakota Clarence Potter wanted here on the criminal charge of soliciting for immoral purposes will reach the city thla evening in the custody of Sheriff Fitzgerald who got Potter at Coleman S D where he was arrest ed tha first the week Potters capture is the result of gfleuth work since his departure from the citj about two months ago when he elud ed the officers Several others con nected wltli the affair wero then taken in custody A preliminary hearing will bo arranged Immediately on his arrival and his case may come up before the September term court FltEDKRICK PALMER WRITES FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Special to 1he GloboGaKotto Now York Aug Palmer the well known war corres pondent has been designated to rep resentthe Associated Press with tho British forces on the continent In Europe taking the field Immediately Wilson Takes Rest Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug presi dent has decided after much urging by his physician Dr Cary Qrayson and friends to take a few days va cation the first respite from stren uous work he baa had this summer He leaves late today for Cornish New Hampshire to remain until Monday or Tuesday English Refugee Who Saw One Work at Antwerp Bays Bomb Dropper Is Lowered in Sbeel Cage Washington Aug ad vicas to United States government confirmed dropping eight bombs in Antwerp German ZeppeJin killing many women and children Diplo matic representatives of several neu tral governments had narraw es capes National Currency Association of Iowa to Convene in Bes Consider Amendment London Aug method used by the Zeppellin airships in dropping bombs has been described as follows by an English refugee who ihas just arrived from Belgium The dirigible hovers over its ob jective at a sufficient altitude to keep it out of range of the enemys guna At the same time it lowers a steel cage attached to a steel wire rope 2000 or 3000 feet long This cage ia divided into compartments and it carries one man whose duty His to throw down the bombs The cage is sufficiently strong to make rifle fire against it ineffective and because of its small size and the fact that it is kept constantly in motion it is very difficult for the beat long distance heavy guns to ihlt TUe executive committee of the National Currency association of Iowa has called a meeting ol the as sociation to beheld in the rooms ot the Chamber of Commerce at Des MOmes onSeptember 2 The object otthis to pass upon the amendmentrto bylaws giving the secretary of tfeaatSry authority to add contingttous territory to the associ ation whenever lie may deem it neo essary This action was taken as the result of a third telegram from See retaary McAdoo in which he made it plain that he intended to stand by his original request to have tbe amendment passed or at least a promise of it before the Iowa banks could get their currency The City National bank Mason City is a member of this association and will be represented at the convening of the association Homer A Miller president of the association notified the sscretary of tlie action that had been taken and asked that the necessary blanks for making application lor currency ba sent at once It Is hoped that a promise of the holding of the meeting will satisfy Mr McAdoo and that he will the cur rency to be sent as soon as thee scur ittes the banks are deposited Sec retary P W Hall notified the mem ber banks the meeting at once Thinks Demands Strenuous Bankers all over the state gener ally are of the opinion that Secretary McAdoos demands are a bit strenu ous and while it may be regarded as unjust yet it la admitted by the soelation offlcejs that there is no course left them but to comply or give np the organization They declare that since they are held responsible for the redemption of th3 currency each member of the association the law never intend ed that the secretary of thetreasury should be allowed to force upon them a member In whom they might not have confidence and whom they did not want and that he lias no right to make the admission members to a voluntary organization compulsory After Delinquents The county will bo nbout richer In a short time If all answer the requests for personal taxes that wero being sent out from the county treasurers office this morning are compiled with Thero are about in the city who owe either their county or city poll tax and statements this Indebtedness will be mailed to everyone The amounts which represents tho county poll tax aro from fifty cents up Fifty cents Is tho smallest amount In addi tion to ia statement of tho amount owad the blanks contain a brlel Buuamary of tho Iowa laws with ref erence to when what and where taxes aro duo Excitement on Market Today Ex ceeds Anything Ever Seen or Im agined in tho Past Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago Ang 37 May closed at when Chicago Aug in wheat on the board of trade today exceeded anything described in Morris book The Afte yesterdays sensational close th price in the tirst fifteen minutes to day dropped under yesterday an then skyrocketed to for May September gained three cents an December four cents VERY ILL Special to The GlobcGaaette New York Aug 27 Robert J Collier the publisher is danger ously ill with poisoning H was brought from his summer horn at Racquette Lake to ihis city resi dence aboard a special train from Utlca today He has been aslee since Sunday afternoon and physi clana and nurses are unable t awaken him Two Candidates for Office of Gran Chief Working Hard DIAMOND PRICES EX PECTED TO SOAR Special to Tho GlobeGazotte New York Aug commodity is likely to be af fected by the war prices Is dia monds They have not advanced in price yet but further importation of tha precious stones will be retarded for some time according to the Now York dealers Some Importers say that no rise will come for awhile because of the fact that large pur ohasoB were made abroad for tho American account before the now wont Into effect Others de clare that tho stock now in the Unit ed Statoa Una reached a very low point That a scarcity diamonds will prevail lioro in the ovent of a long war appears certain however because the London syndicate which la Bftld to control the worlds supply will not take rough stones from tho African mines during tho European Belgium outs 76 per cent tho worldH diamonds and Plolland ranks aocond Insurance just at prpgont nrnlcftfi shipments unprofit able Austria la tho Rource tho largest fmpply ot Imitation stones American oonoovna may profit by the ot thta supply Cedar Riapids Aug 27 Pythia Sisters of the Grand Lodg Iowa who are here attendin Knights of Pythias grand lodge sea slon are much excited over the elec tion of their Grand Chief Mrs Bffi Anderson of Dayton present gran senior and Mrs Grace E Moore o grand mistress of rec records and correspondence are bot aspiring to the high office Mrs Mame Frlsbe of Sheldon 1 opposed by Mrs Ida Crum of Bed ford for tho position of grand sen lor The Cedar Rapids Pythian hal team yesterday defeated the Oska loosa Pythians 10 to 4 William F Severing likely will b chosen to succeed John H Merk deceased as grand keeper reoorij and seals ST PETERSBURG DISPATCHES ASSERT THAT THE CZARfc ARMY IS PROCEEDING INTO PRUSSIA WITH CELER ITY AND GREAT FORCE DRIVING THE GER MANS BACK TO OSTERODE GERMAN CONSULS AND AMBASSADOR PREPARING TO SAIL FROM ORIENT TO WILHJELM DER GROSSE LINER CONVERTED INTO CRUISER SUNK BY BRITISH SHIP HIGHFLIER OFF AFRICAN WEGIAN STEAMER BLOWN UP BY FLOATING UlNEDC THE NORTH SEA AND EIGHT OF CHEW LOSE LIVES London Aug fe officially announced says the St Petersburg correspondent of the Exchange Tele graph Company that the Russian advance is proceeding into Prussia irresistible force The Germans treated to Osterode a town of East Prussia a hundred miles west of GumMnneu St Petersbrag Aug 27 Official communication offensive in both East Prussia and Galacia developed iucreosinri success August 25 The Germans are hastily ictrcatirm eveWl where toward Koenigstoertj and AllensteiL TsingTau Aug Admiral SandafclcM Kuto from his iliigship Ike battleship Suwo sent a wireless to Governor Meyer Waldeck this morning declaringa blockade of he leased territory of Kiaochow Later Japanese warships appeared oat side the harbor arid shelled a small island off the coast which ky Germans The German gavcinoi notified Willis Peck American consul at Kiaoshow that lie bad tvveutv four hours to lcavrc if be desired Peck however elected to remain crav SAVTXG OF otf sFAVKit IT Tokio Aug Austrian ambassador Baron MuIIerda Szentgyory has been recalled London Aug Norwegian steamer Gottfried was blown up today in the North Sea by a floating mine Eight of the members of the crew lost their lives Tlie captain of tho Trawler and three others were picked up from the floating wreckage and brought Into Shields by the fishing Nor den Officers of the Norden said tlioy were alarmed all through the night by distant explosions which followed each obiter at Intervals from p m to a m At about oclock in the morning the lookout on tlie Noitlen sighted nnd picked up a man floating on a plonk He declared the Gottfried had been blown up about tluoe hours earlier and liad gone down immediately witti eight members of her crew Later the captain of the Gottfried was found floating in a lifebelt and two others of the crew rescued from floating timbers Lay Hot Stuff Soon The Bryant Asphalt Paving Co heating plant and furnace for pre paring tlie asphalt for the streets ar rived in tho city yesterday over tho Great Western railroad from Port Dodge and thecrew men that ac companied the machine will start set ting it up immediately so the hot stuff can he laid as soon as pos sible The machine will be located in the M St L railroad yards and the material taken from thero to tho various places about tho city where tlie nsplialt is being put in It is thought the crow will be about a week settinng up the machine Danger Signs Autolsts who aro strangers In this section of the state Will ba warned of tho dangar at tho crossings on the Clear Lake road at the Clear Luke cemetery nnd near tho sand pit near tho county fnrfn for signs were plao iad at those two danger spots yester day The railroad track at 1otU these places Is obscured by tono graphy the land find also ly hedges along the side of the road nnd an effort to have some kind Of R warning thero has been agitated for some timo Tho work was by the AUSTRLVNS LOSK Special to The GlobeGazette Ixndon Aug dispatch to tlie Havas Agency from Krnguyevata Hervia declares that tho Austrian army lias evacuated Sanjak of naxar Consuls Leave Seonl Korea Aug Krn ger tho German consul heie and Ills staff left for Yokohama today and will sail August 20 with Count Von Hoa tlm German ambassador to Ja pan and other German consuls Tlio official aslcH tho people to ac cond German residents fullest pro tection JAPS DO NOT LAND TslngTau Aug no ovidcnco hero today of tho landing of Japanese troops in KlaoChow terri tory and it fa believed that tho heavy roads of KiaoOhow after tho sum mer rains will dot or nny Japanese at tack for several days All shipping In KiaoOhow bay tins boon Glvo Up Tournament Albert Lea will havo no basp ball tournament at least not until tho wonthor man decides to favor them Tho local team went to Albert Loft this morning but returned at noon reportlngnothlngdolngln tho tourna ment this week The team plays nt the Northwood fair Saturday agvilnst Albert Lotv and plays tho All Na tions tORta iioro Bunday An approximate saving of 100 v or u3 13 percent on the cost tha construction of Mttrna street storm sewer was made by the city which did the work itself rather than by contract according to Commissioner Stanbery The storm sower runs from Superior to Merrill avenue and drains surface water froia all the northwest part of the city It la three feet sauare and made of con crete and is tho first section of a long aewer from Superior avenue to the banks of Lime Creek The re mainder of the sewer now that the city finds there Is a saving will probably be started within a sliort time The figures on the cost of con struction of tho sewer follow Tihe city did the 172 feet at an approxi mate coat of while the bid on tho job was per lineal Coot which would make the total cost by contract about 28 9 82 Tho storm sewer on the north and south sides of the Stewart aveuuo bridge was completed yesterday af ternoon and opened this looming This sewer is only a short ono on either side ot the bridge to drain thg wator from tlio road on the north and south Into the creek Tho sewer on tho south side tho bridge meas ures 22 inches In dJamotor and will parry off all the water from Bast Eighth and Ninth Btreet while tho pipe on the north side Is fifteen Inches in diameter Police Make Raid A raid was made by tho polico 3n pnrtment last night on an allogod hoiiflo of 111 fame on Rnllroad avonua just after midnight Minnie Golso a nogrosa and a white nnm giving hla namo IB Porloy Golso appeared to bo In charge of tho houao and wero taktm to tho polico stntlon by tho officers 7hls niorntnp tho pnlr with wit nosfios woro talcnn boforo JusLlco Stanbery to bo arraigned on tho Charge it sufficient ovldonco found to warrant BVioh notion   

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