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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1914, Mason City, Iowa SI 8 Hundreds of people nre dally seeking rooms In Mason City Most of them read want ids because the BEST aud the LARGEST list is always found here iTWICEAWEEK fiEPOBTS BY WIRE EACH DiT OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHEH Pnlr tonight uncl Friday and not much cluuige ii turo VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 1914 No 302 ALLIES DECLARED REPULS ED IN NEIGHBORHOOD OF ALBERT BY CER MAN STAFF KAISERS ATTACK MOVING IN VOSGES French Statement Says There Has Been No Modification of Situation and Progress is Be ing Made Special to The GloboGazetto London Oct 1 A Reuters dis patch says the German general headquarters issued this statement last night Hostile forces advancing to north aud south of Albert a town France northeast of Amiens have been repulsed The front battle line is without news In Argonno our attack is pro gressing steadily though slowly At the outer forts on the Meuse line there is no change Yesterday the enemy advanced in Alsace and Lor raine and in the central Vosges Hid attacks were energetically re pulsed The eastern theater is without news Revenge for Sedan Special to The GlobeGazette London strategi cal retreat ot Allies southward from theBelgian frontier the French troops exacted from the Germans bloody revenge lor the French de Meat at Sedan 44 years beforeon the same battlefield According to a Paris correspondent of the Daily Moil the Germans suffered one of the worst defeats of tlieir present in vasion They were bad into a trap which cost them thousands of men he says The French could have held their position indefinitely but strategy required them to continue falling back with the remainder the Allies along the line French Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Oct official com munication was issued this after noon There been no modification in the general situation We have nevertheless made progress on our left to the north of Somme and our right in the southern Woevre dis trict ANTWERP HAS SUFFERED LITTLE FROM GERMAN BOMBARDMENT SAY BELGIANS FORTS STILL OFFERING EFFECTIVE RESISTANCE Daring and Violent Attacks Are Blade by the Germans in Re cjion Between the Scheldt and the Senne When Game Was Over Fisch er Was Short Is Report Re ceived Special to The GlobeGazetto London Oct official com munication issued at Antwerp ac cording to vs dispatch to Reuters says The German artillery during yesterday cintinued the bombard ment on the first line of forts on south Our works suffered little and we are still in condition to make effective Between the Senne river and Reetfi iio movement of the enemys infantry has occurred In the circle from the Scheldt to the Senne daring and violent Ger man attacks have been repelled The Germans are well supported by their artillery German losses are proportionate to the temerity of their attacks In short the German bom bardment has produced no result Information has been received from Minneapolis alleging that George W Fisher was swindled out of on September 20 at Minnehaha Park at Minneapolis The money is said to have been in cash a check for 160 and a certificate of deposit ior 275 on a Mason City bank It was learned here that payment had been stopped on a tificate deposit on the Commercial bank of this city and local attorneys consult ed in the matter The Minneapolis report says Fisher fell for a coin matching swindle but locally it is stated Fisher said he was robbed of the certificate Nothing can be learned here regarding thecheck and money said to have been lost Story as Told Locally it is reported that Fisher was on his way to Canada and was robbed while in Minnehaha Park He to Canada on a land deal and stopped in the Twin Cities to spend Sunday During the morning he went to Minnehaha Park where he met a man who claimed to be a land ajjsnt Later this man was joined by two other men and the three played some kind of a game which they asked Fisher to join They were unable to do this and off ered him a drink which he also re fused They forced him to take the drink however and under the effects of the drug he was takien to the back part of the park where his pocketbook ivas taken There wag a certificate of deposits on the Commercial bank this city and two canceled checks n the pocketbook From the checks Fishers signature was forged on the back of the certificate Payment was stopped here and the certificate Is now held by a man named Connor in Minneapolis who claims ho is an In nocent purchaser and threatens to sue for collection Fisher claims he knows what went on when he was robbed but was drugged so he waa unable to prevent thia robbery HQ believes he cati Identify the men it ha gees them again Board of Directors Closing with R P Smith for Purchase of Tract on Which Option is Held The board ot directors ot the Ma son City Country club are today drawing up a contract of sale with R P Smith for the purchase of 90 acres of land which was ordered bought by the members of the club and which was specified in the origi nal document signed by the stock holders The deal will be completed as goon as the articles of incorpora tion are filed which will probably be this afternoon Thia purchase gives the club a 20 rod frontage on the car line Believ ing that another 2o rods frontage were necessary the board of directors are obtaining with the original pur chase tho option on ten additional acres on the car line which gives 40 rods frontage This will not be pur chased however until the stockhold ers of the club have voted to make the purchase These ten acres will be gotten for the same price as the original tract Before the articles of incorpora tion were drawn up thoao like clubs at Chicago Omahn Fort odge Webster City Clinton aud Fremont were examined Terms of Articles The articles of incorporation pro vide capital in shares The ofticlira arts J E Decker presi dent A J Zlngre and II H Shepard vice presidents C H Barber secretary and Hanforcl McNtdor treasurer These with J J Woodstock of Clear Lake and T A Pottor of Mason City constitute the board of direc tors which will have charge of the Business club Budges Awarded Jjate Mason City Veteran Shown for Benefit of Grand Army eMji at Keunion Medals of honor awarded by the United States government to the late Captain Henry 1 Smith for dls tmguisned gallantry in the wnr oti the Rebellion conspicuously fram ed in the First National bank have attracted general interest in the mem ory of the hero ot the battle of Black River Crossing And of more particular interest have the medals been to the G A R veterans who have been In encampment here and who recall with personal pride their association with the man who was first to enlist in the Seventh regi ment Iowa infantry for the cause of 61 Oder heavy fire Captain Smith in that time a sandier of leaser into the Black River and rescued a comrade from what would have Droved certain death This act of heroism together iwith other deeds of conspicuous bravery were brought to the atten tion of congress which body recog nized the distinguished soldier with the highest award in its power The original medal is an open work star and wreath guarded by an American eagle This was supple fmented by a solid bronze medal bearing the American coat of arms This badge of honor is the more im portant to a soldier when it is un derstood that it is the only medal of honor which by reason of its de gree when worn by a private sol dier must be recognized by tho highest officers in the United States army by a first salute from the general The medal bears the mer itorious salutation Awarded Hen ry I Smith for distinguished gal lantry at the war of the aud is stamped President McNider of the First National bank recalls with humor ous recollection one of many inci dents in Captain Smiths life which proved the Inherent pluck and qual ity of his nature A little Englishman who had been employed by a farmer in the coun ty could not get his pay for lus work He know Captain Smith by reputation and laid his troubles before him Tho captain immedi ately ordered hib horse and started with the Britisher to his former em ployer Tho farmer was on guurd with a shotgun and to shoot to smithoreens anyone who approached his house on the mission of collecting wages Captain Smith ignored the demand to halt stalled straight through the barn yar ilto the farmer took his gun away from him slapped hie Jace and obtained the wages for the farm hand COURT LENIENT IN Upon Showing There Was no Crim inal Intention Judge C H Kelley Imposes fine of Showing being made following plea of guilty that C F Hoyt lo cal automobile salesman thought he was legally divorced by an Il linois district court had in fact paid a lawyer to procure it and honestly believed it had been granted at tho time of his marriage here last win ter Judge C II Kelley this morn Ing imposed a minimum sentence of a fine and 15 days imprison ment Hoyt married Miss Etta V Loper a popular Mason City gfrl with whom he was living happily when his first wife came out of Chicago and caused his indictment He is also to pay his first wife Steps toward the procuring of a valid divorce have already been taken by Hoyts atorneys WILSOJf ENDORSES SENATORS Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Oct presi dent today opened his letter writing campaign for the election of demo cratic senators vepresentatives He wrote letters endorsing Senator Shively of Indiana Senator Cham berlain of Oregon Others will be written in the near future REV I H DARNELL IS RE PORTED TO HAVE COM MITTED SUICIDE THIS A M WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE AT NORTHWOOD Has of Late Been Living at Ow atonna Where He Had Em harked in the Insurance Bus iness to The GioDeGoiiette North wood Oct Rev I H Darnell who was for several years pastor ot the First Baptist church of Northwood and was one of the most popular ministers who ever filled a pulpit here shot and killed hims3lf at Owatonna Minn this morning was the Information brougiht by a telegram received here this morning Rev Darnell went to Owatonna after resigning his pastorate here en gaging in the life Insurance business The last month or so his wife and children have been here and he has not been living with them Despond ency over this fact is assigned as the cause for his self murder no details of which are at hand Was an Athlete Rev Darnell was very popular with the young people especially the young men of Northwood as he was athletically inclined being a crack track man tennis and base ball player His Interest did much to iward increasing the liking of local youths for athletics He was also far advanced in was large for the organization tUeHElaiyal He was a Penrisylvanfan coming to Iowa from Philadelphia The screen of secrecy erected by the censorship almost en tirely across northern France behind which the military craftsmen for the last three weeks have been fashioning rough outlines of a now map of the eastern hemisphere stands today almost unimpair ed It has however judging from indications in London been pierced here and there with holes which permit some inkling of the events happen ing on the slage behind From what can be deducted from these fragmentary glimpses there would appear justifica tion for optimism on the part of the allies A brief announcement from Paris affords the only light from official sources thrown on the great struggle today London and Berlin are still silent late this afternoon What official reports reached this county via the capitals of the belligerents contained little to indicate the exact course of events Not before since the war began has censorship been so severe Nothing is known of the pro gress of the fighting in the eastern theatre of war today A news dispatch from Petro grad under yesterdays dale says a German squadron bom barded Windau a Russian sea port in the Baltic Sept 24 The replied to the fire of the ships which withdrew after destroying a lighthouse The French national commit tee is appealing for winter clothing for their troops de claring a long campaign in cold Weather is possible The thirty eighth German casaulty list published today contains the names of officers and iraen killed wounded or miss ing DEFILES BETWEEN LAKES OCCUPIED BY SLAV TROOPS Food Question Becoming Ser ious in Austria Head of the First Austrian Army Said to Have Cholera Villas Secretary Telegraphs That Truce Has Commenced nud Elec tions Will Be Held Special to The GlobeGazette El Paso Oct Aguirre Benavides secretary to Gen Villa under date of yesterday telegraphs that an armtstice has been declared throughout Mexico with Aguas Ca lientes as a neutral zone He stated also that the elections will be held according to the first agreement from October 5 to 10 These points have been agreed on he said at the preliminary confer ence at Zacatecas after which Villas party left for Aguas Calientes to confer with Gen Obregon and other Carranze leaders Gen Villa met at Zacateeas by a commission headed by General Eduardo Hay Benavides said the first meeting aroused great optimism happy outcome of the conferences Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Oct resignation it is generally expected today as a step in healing the breach with Villa may not take place until after the conference of military chiefs seeking to compose the differences finishes Its work at Zacateeas President Wilson said to day the outlook for peaceful settle ment was good ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE TO PROBE INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS Special to The GlobeGazette New York Oct Rockefel ler institute announced today it has decided to make a far reaching in vestigation of industrial conditions In this country and that it has re tained the services of w L Mac kenzie King former minister of labor in Canada aa director of the investigation The announcement was made in a statement issued here by Jerome Green secretary of the Rockefeller foundation In spirit and method the investi gation of the problem of industrial relations will ue like that carried on by Rockefeller institute of medi cal the statement says and other inquiries Instituted byi the Rockefeller CAiY SHIP TO HOLLAND Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Oct government today through Ambassa dor Sir Cecil Springrice notified the state department of ian would not interfere with ship ments of foodstuffs from the United States to Holland TYPE OF FRENCH WAR AUTOS FOR MOVI NG TROOPS probabtly is tle autoprepared to convey hundreds of thous lof these nutos contain rapid fSre guns thmnn f the magnificent on tho Held and they may be thruaA aax other nation She laid out by Napoleon I Many turned lato a Uae ot batteries RUSSIAN EVIIIASSY AT WASIIINTON SAYS THAT THREE TOWNS WERE Washington Oct olejewski military attache of the Russian embassy today issued tha following official report from Pet rograd On September 2S after stubborn fightng our troops captured th3 3ermau positions at Augustowo and Kopetz Sept 29 we took the de files between the lakes at Siinmo Sereje and Lepuny The Germans have been driven back into the re iion between Suwalki Sejuuy and Marianpol Our advance continues The German siege artillery contin ues bombardment of Ossowjetz but without FROM JAPAN THE RE PORT OF SEVERE FIGHT ING OPENED BY GER MAN WARSHIPS MIKADOS SHIPS SUNK BY MINES OF GERMANS Food Stuffs Scarce London Oct food ques tion is grave in Austria according to a dispatch to the Dally Mail from Chiasso Switzerland The Austrian emperorhas issued an edict empow ering the government to take all measures necessary to alleviate the situation Price of corn Is double that of normal times and increas ing at the rate three per cent daily Austrian Leader 111 Paris Oct is announced by Austria Hungary says a dispatch from Rome to the Havas agency that General Von Auffenbunj com manding the first Austrian wrmy is ill Gen Aupfenburg who was minis ter of war in the Austrian cabinet from 1911 to December 1912 was in command of the first Aus trian army when the war broke out With the army of General Dank ha began the offensive campaign In Russian Poland having some prelim inary successes invading Russian Terirtory far as Lublin General Has Cholera London Oct late dispatch to the Echango Telegraph Company from Rome states that General Von Auffenburgh commander ot the first Austrian army is suffering from Cholera according to a message from Vienna Simple Pressure of Japanese Numbers Forces Germans to Fall Back is the Report From Peking Tokio Oct severe engage ment has been opened by German warships which cannonaded the Japanese position near Tsing Tau In the east of the government aC KiaoChow the Germans leased ter ritory in China Two officers were killed German aeroplanes assisted the warships The Japanese war office an nounces the artillery duel at Tsing Tau continues A German torpedo boat destroyer was sunk iu the har bor Wednesday From other sourc es it stated the German detsroyer was sunk by Japanese seige guns It was officially announced this afternoon that a Japanese mine sweeper off KlaoChow was blown up and sunk Three men were kill ed aud thirteen wounded Its name was the Nagato Maru Still another Japanese vessel the supply ship Wakumiya Maru was damaged One was killed and six injured Retirement Indicated Peking China Oct A Gorman report from Tsing Tau the fortified position of KinoChow territory sent by carrier pigeon to Tst Nan in Shah Tung province and thence to Peking by telegraph indicates Ger man retirement from the second line of defense around Tstug Tau took place last Monday due to the over whelming numerical strength of the Japanese Continuing the report says the Japanese losses were killed and SOO wounded as the re sult of fire from the Gorman war ship coupled with the fire of ma chine guns on Hland German losses are described as small GreokoAiiioricnii Row K Calmar an American had some altercation with Alex Karametros on Second avenue just at noon today Calmar pulled a knife it is alleged and both men rolled In the dust An other foreigner arrived to assist Kar ametros ami prevented any serious injury Deputy sheriffs Marsh and Knapp responded to the call for help and lodged Calmar in tho county jail Tho Greek wlio Is one of the proprietors the Lchlgh grocery says he will filR charges Reply to riotest Rome via London Oct Austrian government has replied to the Italian protest against floating mines in Adriatic sea Austria deplores the sinking of Italian ves sels and promises to take measures to remove the menace and to fully idemnify families of the victims It is reported Italy will demand an Indemnity from Austria of 000 OFPICIA EXO NKRA T K O Special to Tlio GIoboGnzetto Chicago Oct of ficials were absolved from any blame In the CowJ3dwards case by Judge Landls today The court rec ommended that the grand jury take ognlzaahce of the affidavits filed in attempts to show the indictment of William Rufus Brtwnrcls millionaire lumber man of St Paul under the Mann act was obtained by conniv ance after Ada Cox a stenographer md won a breach of promise suit for Si Edwards was indicted un der the Mann act on complaint of Miss Cox ederal Itefnsos to Grant Peti tion for Removal of Koreivfr from Custody of Plant The receivership on the Colby plnnt was upheld by the Unitoc 3tatea court at Cetlar Rapids yeator lay Tho court denied tho petition jf the board of trustees to take the plant of the hands of tho receiv ers J B B Markley and ohn Sen nifC woje attornoiS fo ytho trustees CJTJEVELAXn LIQUOll FIGHT Special to The GlobeGazette Cleveland Oct an nouncement of plans for a lar and strenuous dry fight and tho opening of campaign headquart ers the advocates of prohibition in Ouyahoga county have sprung sud denly into the limelight to conduct the active campaign which is backed by nearly a dozen organizations and a largo number of influential citi zens has been organizing quietly for several months The leaders are en deavoring to raise to push the campaign in this county The organization Is declared by those actiev 1 it to be nonpolitical They say the fight will be neither political nor religious but a straightaway campaign against the liberal pro posal to amend the Ohio constitu tion and in behalf of the proposed statewide prohibition amendment Koniih Keiitnnced A sentence of not more than 30 years in tho penitentiary was pro nounced this afternoon on Steve Kenfcli who was found guilty yes terday of assault with Intent to kill Konich was tried and convicted with out tho aid of tho man be shot who cannot he found liopoilalion Mike Vergara uid Merill Mar curaia the Italian pair who have been up for deportation fo rthe past few days had n final hearing this afternoon before Immigration In spector Whitflold H is understood ttut their deportation to Canada will ho recommended by Whitrield OSIJOilMC HACK Itf Ilarvc Osborno colored who waa Hborated by tho court yesterday af ter hill wlfo Elsie Osborno was sen tenced to fivo years in tho peniten tiary is again in jail Ho got a little too drunk evidently celebrating hla release and wont back to tho jail to soo his wlfo Ho was promptly locked up by Sheriff Fitzgerald aud probably bo taken before a jus ttae tomorrow
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