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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                WEEKKY You can rent anything from a small room to the largest farm by using a GlobeGazette Want Ad Phone 28 or 82 BEPOBTS BY WIRE Y OF THE IMPOETANT EVENTS OF THH TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHER Unsettled wlJi showers to night ini east portion Kiiilay cooler extiomo east portion to night VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19M No AN AGED PAUPER BRITISH TRIP HAMMER HITS KAISERS LEFT WING HARD AND FORCES ITS RETIREMENT A DS TANCE OF TWENTYFIVE MILES IN YESTERDAYS FIGHT ALLIES CLAIM DECISIVE GAINS BEFORE PARIS SAY GERMANS ARE EXHAUSTED BY RAPID OPERATION OF MARCH INTO FRANCE AND THAT FRESH DE FENDERS HAVE STRUCK HARD AND REPEATEDLY WITHOUT GIVING ANY CHANCE FOR RECUPERA TION BRITISH FIELD MARSHALS REPORTS TO DAY VERY OPTIMISTIC Parts Sept 10 The left end o the curved German battle which on September 1 extended in a segment of wide circle from Meaux to Vitry le Francois about a hundred miles to His east of Paris was hit by the English triphammer yesterday and forced back for a distance of twenty five miles It is evident that the actions yesterday and the tiny before constituted one of the hottest battles of war Ijast night a large number of automobiles loaded with stretchers speeded out of Paris toward the east This fact suggested suggested also that yesterdays fight was one of most costly advantages so far gained by the allies The Germans seem to realize that they have been drawn into a dangerous position for they brought up reinforcements for their left In spite however of desperate frenzied attacks the British troops forged ahead While official reports fail to indicate the direction in which the Germans liave retired it is believed here that they tired to the northeast in the direction of Bprenay EVACUATING CRACOW A dispnixJi to Reuters from Petrograd the Austrioins have iyegTin evacuating Cracowv liave re says Special to The GlobeGazette Britt Iowa Sept that were pronounced from the first certain to prove fatal were Inflicted upon Andrew age about sixty an inmate of the Hancock coun ty farm and hospital about o clock this morning he was struck hy Mihvaskoe time freight 61 west bound near tue depot plat form at Duncan a small station four miles east of here Engineer Franke Brose whistled several times after he saw the old man but the blasts were unheeded and he was unable to stop in time to save him Conductor J A John son was in charge of the train Edmonsen was picked up terribly mangled hut still alive carried into the station and a doctor summoned He was still alive after noon but there was considered to no hope his recovery Mirny Fractures He sustained compound fractures and lacerations of both arms one leg was cut off near the knee his skull was fractured and his back broken but still the spark of life clung ten aciously to the shattered body He did not however regain consciousness No Relatives Tlio steward of the county farm says the old man has been at the farm about twelve years had no vis itors and so far as is known has no relatives in this country He may have km in some of the Scandinavian The paid no attention to the repeated blasts of the whistle ac cording to witnesses Whether lie ig nored them failed to hear them or thought he still had time to get off will probably never be known There here to v GERMANS LEAVE LUNEVILLE Paris via London Sept Temps publishes a dispatch from Nancy stating that it is rumored there that the Germans have evacuated Liineville 15 miles southeast ofNancy This occurred September 0 Commenting on the dispatch the Temps says that what seems certain is that the Germans were forced to abandon the heights sur rounding Luneville ASQUITH WANTS MORE MEN London Sept Asquith today asked par liament to add another half million men to all ranks of the regular army Supplementary estimates issued in the form of a white paper asking par liament to vote this half million in crease of rnen say it represents the probable excess beyond the simllai increase voted August 5 which will be required for army service This will bring the total of all ranks In the army to men a figure wholly unprecedented for Great Brit ain British Spocfal to The GlobeGazette London gept official British Press Bureau today issued the following statement The battle east of Paris continued yesterday The enemy has been driv en back all along the line Sir John French reports that our first corps has burled two hundred German dead and taken twelve Maxim Our second army corps captured 350 prisoners and a iattery The Germans suffered heavily Their men are stated to be very exhausted Brit ish troops have crossed the river Marne in a northerly Reserve Mobilized Special to The GlobeGazette London Sept dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co from Ghent says It 5s estimated that from thir ty to forty thousand German sailors have arrived during the past two days at Brussels This indicates that the German reserve is completely mobil England Determined Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Sept Brit ain is determined not to make peace until decisively defeated Ger many This sentiment has been con veyed to President Wilson in dis patches from Ambassador Page at London Torpcflo Craft Blamed Special to The GlobeGazette London Sept cur rent here that the sinking of the Brit ish cruiser Pathfinder In the North Sea September 8 was due to an at tack by a torpedo boat are confirm ed No Statement Special to Tlio GlobeGazetto Sept 10 The French war department failed to Issue tho cus tomary communication thla after noon regarding the military oper ations of the allied armies Se IS ETEHOT5 10 A telearam from Field Marshal Frenefo la France shows that fighting of the fiercest possible character is in progress east of Paris that the German forces are exhausted that the allies are attacking with wonderful speed and impetuously and that the Germans have been given no chance to recov er from the effects of their rush from the north New German Minister to Mexico Is sues Statement Upon Arrival In few York Special to The GlobeGazette New York Sept 10 Straight from a long talk with the German emperor at Berlin H von Eckhardt the new German minister to Mexico asserted on arrival here the emperor had no thought of abandoning the plan to besiege Paris that the German armp would take Paris that all France would be subjugated by German arms not to keep It al ways but to destroy forever the menace of French War Revlenne Bill Provides or Three Per Cent Tax on All Freight Transportation Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Sept of the ways and means committee have completed the war revenue tax bill providing for a tax of three percent on all freight transport ation an Increase of fifty cents on beer and twenty centes a gallon on all domestic wines Thla will net an estimated revenue of Per year The tax on freight was agreed to after a con ference with the president who had expressed omjosttfon to it INMATE OP NTY FARM iA INJUKED WAS WALKING TRACK NEAR PUNCAJf DEPOT Terribly Injured and are Ceitain to Prove to Be Without Itin Will Head Illinois Democrats and Recaptures His District Special to Tho GlobeGazette Chicago Sept re turns confirmed early reports on tire most important Illinois primary Sullivan Demo crat and Senator Lawrence Y Sher man Republican for United States senate Joseph G Cannon former speaker for congress from the Dan ville district were nominated Sul livans nomination is by approxi mately a plurality of and pver his nearest oponent Lawrence B Stringer Shermans lead over former Senator Mason is estimated at close to FIGURES COMPILED BY THE STATE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT HIGHER PRICES RENDER TOTAL VALUE MUCH MORE Aggregate of Produce of Stale This Year Estimated by the Authorities at EUROPEAN WAR IS s FORMER IOWAN WHO HAS OHAItGK OF UXCIK SAMS STRONG BOX KEPT BUSY SENDING FUNDS ABROAD TO STRANDED BIG TASK John Burko Kept Busy Nights Days niid Sundays Handling Deposits Made tor Americans In Europe prin cipal grain crops this year are valued at or greater crop of 1913 and greater than the crop 1912 according to figures prepared by the Iowa department of agricult ure based upon estimates for 1914 issued by the United States de partment of agriculture In arriving at the value of the grain crops for this year the price paid to the farmers at the present time was used The figures for the former years are based on 1 prices Worth More in December The Department says that usually the December price is 10 cents a bu shel higher than the September price that the 1914 crop will be worth con siderably more Dec 1 than atpres ent The value of tlio principal grain tbis year follows bu at COc Winter bu at bu at 45c BOc tons at 12 Worth More Than 1912 In 1912 Iowa had the greatest crop yield in the history of the state That year the corn crop was bushels more than this year but price was so low that the crop sold for 67 less than the 1914 crop will bring According to the Iowa department the Iowa farmer was never so pros perous as he is today riot only are the six principal crops due to bring in millions more than in any previous year but everything raised on the farm will yield revenue In the same proportion Rye buckwheat alfalfa garden truck potatoes apples poul try eggs butter and all other farm products are bringing better prices than at any time for the past fifty years at this period of the year It Is said Camnaratie Figures By the way of comparison the de partment has issued the following figures on the six principal crops for 1913 and 1912 For bu shels value oats 206 Continued on Page Washington D Sept European war has brought added responsibilities to many high gov ernment officials but to a John Burke formerly of Keokulc county Iowa and Des Moiues it has brought only work Day work night work Sunday work and even holiday work In his capacity as United States Treasurer the task of receiving the deposits off Americans for their friepds and relatives marooned in Europe fell to Mr Burke The force of the United States treasurers office is not a large one So when this added work was thrown upon It It meant a gigantic task Thus far Treasurer Burke has ceived more than in de posits to be placed to the credit of Americans abroad Most of the de posits have been in sums from to Only a few notably the cabled to Mrs Adolphus Busch in Holland and similar de posits for missionaries in Turkey have been large sums The number of Americans for whom money was deposited has run into the tens of thousands In each case a record must be taken The came home address address when last heard from in Europe and the description must be taken by the treasurer This information then is cabled to the American embassy in London and from there telegraphed to the consulates where payment is to be made In addition to this the govern ment guaranteed payment to steam ship companies of passage money of Americans brought home on charter ed steamers Few of the passengers on the boats thus far have had what would be accepted as legal tender by the steamship companies The assistant treasurer at New York has taken orders and personal notes of lihese passen gers and sent them all to Treasurer Burke to collect On Sundays and holidays the Treasury building is about the hard est place in the world to enter Even the newspaper men who have open sesame In public buildings at hours when they are closed to the public generally have to pass the close scrutiny of a brace of treasury guards at the grated door and regis ter in a hlg book before passing Labor day the GlobeGazette corres pondent passed this close scrutiny and got inside He wanted to see whether the emergency currency Iowa banks have been seeking had been started westward Secretary the comptroller of the cur rency the members of the Federal Reserve board and the other treas ury chiafs were gone and their of fices were closed There was spme fast talking down the corridor how ever and this was investigated Drawing nearer this is what was heard I am pleased to say that instruc tions have been cabled to the cruiser North Carolina to make payment of the sum you have deposited etc Treasurer Burk was on the job He had been there Sunday and Sun day nigtht and h saw no prospect of getting through until late that night GUNS WITH WHICH GERMANS STORMED MAUBEfJGE AND ITS PORTS This strange looking and formidable weapon belongs to German army These guns were trained On Maubouge and He forts They are the newest product of theKrupp factories Pointing almost lu the nir they throw a shpll which will fall within fortifications of juji create uotfoO CZARS MEN ADVANCING INTO SILESIA AND TUETONS MUST SOON RUSH T ODEFENSE OF BKES LAU NOW IN GRAVE DANGER OF ATTACK AUSTRIAN FORCESSAID TO BE BADLY DEMORALIZED AND SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO FORCE FIGHTING RE SULTED DISASTROUSLY VIENNA REPORT COM ING THROUGH ROME SAYS RUSSIAN CENTER IS ADVANCING IN THE DIRECTION OF BERLIN PET ROGRAD IS CONFIDENT London Sept dispatch to the Express Telegram company from Rome says Dispatches from Vienna state that the advance guards of the Russian center are inarch ing toward Berlin The Russian troops have invaded Silesia and the cap ture oi Breslau is MORE AUSTRIAN LOSSES London Sept dispatch from Rome to the Ren ter Telegram company says According to Galician ad vices the Axistrians have to resume the offensive against the Russians with disastrous results There were further great Austrian losses VJte AUSTRIA TO ASK PEACE London Sept dispatch to the Chronicle from Pehograd says Russian and foreign diplomatic circles it is be lieved that Austria will sue for peace within a fortnmht as the only means of avoiding a complete breakup oflho empire owing to the vapidly growing internal GERMAN FLEET MOVEMENTS London Sept dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Copenhagen announces that a German squadron of thirtysix ships including battleships cruisers and torpedo boat dostnoyers has been observed at various points alona the Gulf of Bothnia steaming cast PUSH RACK GERMAN RIGHT f Washington Sept French embassy has re ceived the following wireless from Bordeaux bearing yes terdays date The right wing of the Germans has been withdrawn north of the Petit JVIorin through fighting on the eighth and has been sharply attacked on the right bank er the Ourcq Quitroops are making progress at Sezanne A sharp fight is taking place in our center with altera tions of process and recession Tlte situation continues to ho favorable at Nancy and in the Vosgos on the right NEW BATTLE BEGUN London Sepl dispatch to Ron tors from Vienna dated Wednesday and reaching London by way of Am sterdam says It is officially announced in Vienna that a new battle began around Lemberg AUSTRIANS ADMIT BIG LOSS London Sept dispatoh the Exchange Tele graph company from Rome says A message from Vi enna states that it is officially admitted there that Arch duke Frederick lost mon in tho recent Galician battles or onefourth of his entire command The Ger mans are marching south toward Poland to assist the Ans trians but before this aid can be given they cross tho Vistula river where the Russians are preparing to check JAPAN JOINS AGREEMENT Pelrogrnd Sept dispatch from Tokio states that Japan has joined the agreement of the allies not to conclude peace without the consent of the allied nations Japan has informed Russia Ihe dispatch says that she willU not make peace with Germany until the war in Europe is 1 ended oven if Japan has occupied KiaChow before then TO STGX PEACK PACTS TVnshington Sept 10 In the midst of tho European war Great Britain Spain and China havo agreed to sign peace commission treaties with the United States Ono oC the new conventions would bo to prevent United States from be ing drawn Into the present conflict Qermany Russia and Japan have signified their acceptance of tho of these treaties though not advanced to point drftfyng conventions Similar agreements with Turkey and Greece aro almost ready for signa ture ACCKDRS TO Washington Sept Wilson ihas acceded to Lho request of tho railway executives who asked him to call the attention of tho Country to the preying necessity for support of railway credits hy the cooperative and sympathetic supi port of the public au4 pxental Uf   

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