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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                TWICEAWEEK WEEKLY WANT This ts a good time to watch the want ads for secondhand furniture Many bargains arc boing offered THE WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight and j Friday and frost northwest portion tonight fiEPOBTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WOULD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXII MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 1914 n BERLIN STATEMENT SAYS THE FIGHTING NEAR WIRBALLEN 13 FAVORABLE HAS BEEN RAGING IN POLAND FOR MANY DAYS Claimed the Russian Efforts to Drive Germans From Their Trenches Have Daily Proved Failures dis Iiondon Oct patch to tho Central News from Amsterdam confirms the report that the Germans have occu pied Bruges fifteen miles east of Ostend LONDONERS REALISE THAT CITY ANO RAILROAD CONFER REGARDING THE VIADUCT REBUILDING RUSSIAN SILESIA IS NOW HALTED MEXICAN LEADERS AT AG UAS CALIENTES AD JOURN UNTIL AUG 20 CARRANZA MATTER IS STIL IN STATUS QUO TEUTONS HAVE RESUMED OFFENSIVE IN GALICIA Tho city commissioners met the Milwaukee officials yesterday after noon and asked for the reconstruc tion of the viaduct on South Main street The railroad wished to re pair the structure and hold off the rebuilding until soring This did no meet with tlie approval of the city officials who had the matter at lastyear and postponed it for the benefit of the railroad The city wants the condition remedied at once and the east side raised ten or twelve inches so the water will not settle there after every rain as is the case now It ia utimated by the commissioners that if the railroad can not see their way clear to make the improvement at once it will be done by the city and the cost assessed to the Mil waukee Russia Has Been Forced to do as Did Germany in France Abandon Ground Gained and Fight Elsewhere Official Dispatches to the State Department From Consular Agent Canothers Brings the News Special to The GlobeGazette Herlin Oct is officially tinuounced that the battle to the east of Wirballen in Russian lias been raging since October 1 continues favorable tb the Ger mans Repeated attempts of theRussians io stoirtu the trenches resulted in Aeavy losses Russian efforts to drive jut the Germans by terrific artillery iire uaily so far foiled Special to The GlobeGazette London Oct dispatcli from Pctrogiad to tho Messa gero of Romcs says tluit tlie AustroGerman army vvas com pletely defeated yesterday in neighborhood of Warsaw Rus sian Poland Tho Austrians and Germans suffered enormous losses The Russians are stated to have taken thousands of pris oner German Statement Berlin by wireless via Sayville Oct concerning he progress of war issued here from leadquarters says German troops in Belgium are low marching towards Ostend and j part in a southwesterly direction toward the French frontier The London Oct gloom which has enveloped England since the fall of Antwerp has been some what lightened by the news con tained in oficial communication that the allies were more than holding their own in tlve furious fighting along the FrancoBelgian border but this feeling elation has been tempered by the growing realization thati the Russian invasion of Silesia which was believed imminent must be postponed indefinitely pending the outcome of the battle in Russian Poland Russia in east seems com pelled to follow the steps of her en emy in the west and sacrifice the fruits of her victories by sending re inforcements to another part of the long battlefront Resumption of the AustroGer man offensive in Galicia is the out come of Russia in sending heavy re inforcements to the River Niemen evidently under the impression that the German invasion of the Suwalki district is a real menace and not Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Oct ment of the Mexican convention at Aguas Calientes last night without acting upon the proposed resignation of Carranza as first chief pendin the arrival of additional delegates representing Zapata was announced in official dispatches to the state de partment from Consular Agent Car others at Kanova October 20 was tentatively agreed upon as the date for reconvening of the convention Resignation Expected Washington Oct na tional convention at Aguas Caliente Wednesday reached a point where the question of the retirement o General Oaranza was to he discugs ed according to official telegram to the American government as well j as messages received by agents here i of General Villa Frank S Thomas who has opened headquarters here for Villa gave out the following message which was him from Villa head quarters at Juarez dated today Convention will meet at 3 p when it ia expected Carranzas resign nation wilUbe received and promptly accepted The name of General MASON CITY IS NOW PLACl15 UlON LINCOLN HIGHWAY MAP REPRESENTATIVE WISHES AUMY AND NAVY CON DITIONS INVESTI GATED HIT AT OElWEiN Easily Defeated Sharkcy Hall of That City Was Liked by Crowd and Will J5o Welcomed Again PEACE WORKERS HAVE BLINDED ALL TO FACTS Special to The GloboGazette Oelwein Oct Prehu of Mason City defeated Sharkey Hall of this city Tuesday night in two straight tolls in a cateh ascatchcan wrestling match at the Oelwein Athletic club Prehn weighed in at 152 and Hall tipped the beam at 180 Ibs Paul was the aggressor throughout and handled his heavier opponent like a mother would her babe Prehn made a hit with tlie crowd and is welcomed back at any time and the sooner ho camcs the better Oelwein will like it Mason City is back on the A letter to the American Automobile association by Hugh H Shepard brought an explanation of the rea son for leaving this city off the may of the Lincoln highway The Lin coln highway promoters used a may made originally bv the A A A but an old one At the time the map was made Mason City had no through road connections but a later mau sent to Mr Shspard by the association shows tins city on a road from Owatonna Minn to Ames where it connects with the Lincoln Rep Gardner Just Buck From Says We Are Totally Unfit for Clash With Real Power highway The letter to Mr Shepard stated further that a new map was now being drawn and asked for sugges tions He has the letter suggesting the showing the North Iowa Pike which parallels the Lincoln highway across the northern part of the state from Mc Gregor through Mason City to Spencer merely a diverting movement Double tho Number of Polling Places of Past Years Will Bo Used at Coming Election One week from today is registra Antonia Villareal chairman of tha I tion day If you have moved did will be presented as a uot ttt the last election or voted candidate for the provisional presielsewhere you must register This is what the mayor will anounce to While the constitutionalist agency tho voters of the city on uetx Mon here had no formal comment to day which is the day the law re make it was indicated that General quires him to announce it Villereal will likely be regarded Registration will be done this year with favor by all the parties at the on October 22 23 and 31 In case a voter can prove he has been ab sent from the city on all three of these days he will be allowed to reg convention Mr Thomas expressed the opin ion that Carranzas resignation prob leadquarters of Emperor William liave been moved farther into jYance Withdrawal of the Russian forces The Russian armored cruiser j from western Galicia however Is allada of eight thousand regarded here to be not as complete jJUilt in 1306 hau been torpedoed as at first reported for Vienna ad ay a German submarine at the enmits that Przemysl is till invested irance to the Gulf of Finland one side while Petrograd reports orpedo launched by the submarine that the garrison of this fortress jaused an explosion aboard the cruijhas been invaded by disease land is ier and the Russian vessel with her low on the point of capitulation entire crew of six hundred men Activity on Right Paris Oct right wing went straight to the bottom There has been heavy fighting in France east of Soissons and In the Argonno region The French official reports about successes in the Woevre district are untrue Stain twelve miles east of Ver ia in German hands French attacks against our position near St Mihiel nave been repulsed The war booty secured in Ant werp cannot be estimated Twenty six thousand Belgians and two thou sand Englishmen have been intern ed in Holland In the harbor of Antwerp we found thirtytwo Ger man steamers the boilers of which apparently had been of the allies is now beginning to show signs of activity According Paris there to was reports reaching yesterday almost jontinuous tiring of heavy artillery along the frontier A force Ger mans delivered a spirited attack on the French troops in which large numbers were wounded As night closed down this force of the enemy was driven back in the direction of Muelhausen l Lieutenant Colonel Rousset the French military critic in an article today declares that recent official communications are lacking in clear ness and that it is Impossible to find in them any indication even an absolute harmless one the pres ent military situation German Premier at Brussels Berlin Oct von Betu mannHollweg the imperial chancel ably had been accepted last lister on the day election Novero iight and that Villareal had been ber 3 chosen but lacked definite advices I This year there will be eight vot on this point ing precincts as the four wards have each been divided into two precincts MILLS REPORT BIG ORDERS FOR WIRI5 Pittsburgh than of wire products have This will make no difference how ever in the registering It the vot erl ives at the same place he did when he voted at the last election Oct 15 More16 wil1 not have to register The Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Oct in o the preparedness of the United States for war offensive or defen by a national security commis sion is proposed in a joint resolu tion introduced in the house by Rep resentative Gardner of Massachu setts who recently returned from Europe I have introduced this resolution to investigate the military status of the United said Gardner because I know that a public search will open the eyes of Americans to a situation which is being concealed from them The United States is to tally unprepared for a war offensive or defensive against a 1eai power In my opinion the effect of the vast sums of money spent by Carnegie in his pence propaganda has been to blind Americans to the fact that our national security from a military point of view is undermined Nearly every army and navy of ficer to whom I have spoken tells me the same story of inadequate secur ity I have yet to speak to a single member of either the committee on naval affairs or the committee on military afEaira of tho house of rep resentatives in whose judgment I have confidence who does not In pri vatemake the same admission Yet all these gentlemen seem to consider it their duty to retrain from any pub lic Gardner then declared that he could not understand how any In telligent student of history can fail to see that we are impotent to de fend ourselves and to enforce the Monroe doctrine by moral suasion and financial might The time has not yet he asserted when the United States can afford to allow the martial spirit of her sons to be destroyed and all of the Carnegie millions in the world will not silence those of us who be lieve that bullets cannot be stopped with bombast nor power vanquished by AMES PUVNS WORK IN TELEPHONE ENGINERING Ames Oct of a con ference held at Ames between repre sentative telephone men and mem bers of the er faculty of Iowa State College has come a defi nite program for educationa work in tho telephone field in Iowa The collegiate courses n olectrica engineering at the college will be enlarged for the more complete training of exports in telephone en gineering The extension work wil be enlarged to provide for corres pondence courses and for local ex tension schools for operators line and plant men and a series of bulle tins will be put out dealing witl various practical problems in tele phone construction and manage ment In enlarging the instruction n telephone engineering the engineer ing faculty will have the cooper ation of a permanent committee of telephone men comprising Messrs C C Deering of Des Moines R A COMMITTEE IN ADDRESSES TO PUBLIC UPON VOT ING OF SPECIAL TAX OFFICERS ELECTED AT MEETING WEDNESDAY Walker of Oes Moinea and H L polling place will be changed prob exclusive of wire rods have been fly but the locations of the polls sold by Pittsburgh mills to foreign not within The new division of the city Into consumers the past few electoral districts is as follows First ward first precinct south and weeks making one of the largest export trade reports for some time Considering that the volume men tioned is confined to wire products were exclusively the record is the highliralts Second precinct north est that has been made by the steel janJ northwest of the same linos southwest of Main and Marna it extended to the city Seconi precinct south Main Second trade Most of the buying it Is said has been in small lots and from a halfdozen nations It is precinct north of Marna and west o east Scc and LXUIII a ii the aggregate that makes the nrlsing showing The most Import Third ward tlrst precmct French Mala and north of Miller of Miller Heavy Firing Heard Special to The GlobeGazette London Oct dispatch from Budapest via Rome says cannonading has been heard the past lor accompanied by his suite arriv day off Kustendjo in Roumanla oned at Brussels at noon Wednesday the Black It is believed thatOct 14 the former German cruisers Goehen Used English Transports and Breslau which may now fly the New York Oct expedi ant order came from the government though placed through precinct south outside parties This order calls of Mam spools of barbed wire for prompt shipment Fourth ward first precinct north Tho order Ya theof Miller and west of Main Second largest single one placed in several precinct north Marna and east years of Main Beyer of Grinnell This committee will assist especially in securing equipment for the laboratories WILL PROUK ROCK ISLAND Washington D Oct vestigation of the financial oper ations of the Chicago Rock Island and Pacifc railroad by the Inter state Commerce Commission will be gin here tomorrow before Commis sioner Cloments The commissions Inspectors and accountants have been going over the books of the and preparing i foundation tor the inquiry Officials of the com mission having knowledge these staps behove that the investigation may rival in import ance that into the affairs of Expected Tlint Contractor in Spite of Rains Will He Able to Close Work by Saturday Night It Is believed the paving will be finished by the end of the week if no more bad weather occurs before that time The gang expected to complete their work on North Michi gan which is the last of the work to day but the rains of the past week have Interferred to so great an ex tent that it was Impossible Engineer Wilson who has just re turned from Webster City stated that he examined paving there which was more expensive than that now being laid In Mason City and gave It as his opinion that it could not be compared with the work done here the New Haven system Chief Counsel Joseph W Folk who has been working upon the inquiry un der direction of Clements will represent the commis ion at the hearings LAYING WATER MAINS UPON CEDAR STREET Laying water mains on Cedar street is progresing rapidly and to day the toying of mains on 3rd Ave nue was begun Either tomorrow or the first of next week a start will be made on the mains to be laid In the College additon The water water department hopes to finish laying all mains now ordered by tho end of this month After Directors Meet the odjournment of the SEEKING LOST ROY The police have been asked to The boy is dark corn years old and about district ol Dcrbrudja several transports laden with muni tions have either attacked or been at tacked by the KuEsian tember 10th for Africa Civilians Tieave Goldiip Special to The GlobeGazette London Oct dispatch to j Renters from Amtersdam says Tho evacuation of Goldap in East Prussia by the civilian population is revealed by the Cologne Gazettes correspond ent in Rpatenburg who says that the departure was caused by military rea sons and Arsenal Hums Special to The GlobeGazette London Oct in the gov ernment nrsenal at Triest the princi pal seaport of AustriaHungary on the Adriatic sea virtually destroyed an Austrian droadnaught under con struction there according to a Cen tral news dispatch Sink German Steamer London Oct admiral ty announces that the British cruiser Yarmouth has sunk the Hamburg American line steamer Markonian nia in the vicinity Sumatra and captured and is taking to harbor the Greek Steamer Pontports Answer Protest Peking Oct 15 Replying to Chinese protest concerning occupa tcn of the Japanese of the rallroal iii ShanTung province which has boon use of in the campaign against KiaoChow Great Britain declared she is unable to inter fore with her ally The railroad is German owned and the Germans were using It for military purposes Reach Kneland Folkstone Oct Kcnil worth fie of tho last four ships to leave Ostend refugees arrived with CARRANZA ANO HIS ADVISERS look for Frank Grose who had dis appeared from his home in Ham mond Ind plected 15 five feet six inches tall He weighs 125 pounds and may be identified by a mola under his nose PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN PLANS stock holders the directors held an executive session At this meeting C E Somera was chosen vice president and G M Woodruff elected treasur er An executive committee with President Ilatnstreet as chairman was appointed Tho committee con sists of J C Bitterman A L Hem ming Peter Garman C E Somers J E Tgou and W L Patton Appeal to Voters Circular letters are being sent out by the fair association signed by a committee appealing to the electors to vote the special tax of not to ex ceed per year for ten years for the care of and building of per manent improvements on the fair grounds The letter which sets out the rea son why it in felt the fair Is war ranted in asking the tax la as fol lows Continued on Page Charlotte N Oct di rectors of the Piedmont and Norin ern RaHway Company who operate a high speed electric interurban line between Charlotte and Gastonia and Greenville and Greenwood S are planning build an extension between Spartanburg and Gastoriia a distance of thirtytwo miles The company proposes to extend the lino northward from Charlotte Con cord N about twentyfive miles and in view the extension from to Salisbury Greens boro auS Durham N C The work on the Concord branch will bo tho first started MOKE ADEQUATE DRAIN AT SEVENTH AND SI A IN Four pipes 8inch well tuhinc are being laid acrosi Seventh Htreot on tlie west side Main Those ar2 sunk in concrete and covered with the same material and will replace the oUi storm drains which were found inadequate This same im provement was made on the cast Hide of State and Michigan but the sewer laid at that place was smaller Tho city is now planning a way to take care of tho storm water on Willow creek It is probable Reports have been rife that General arranza would resign the provisional presidency before the adjournment of the Aguas Calientes and with his advisers who are portrayed above retire The convention adjourned today however vwltliout taking action regarding his proposed resignation sewer will bo put in at that placo A storm sewer oa street la also I contemplated bunks will bo constructed persona desiring a place may find It tempting to those who are seeking it Proposition of Voting Tax of Not to Exceed Pcv to Aid Fair Being At a meeting of the stock of the North Iowa Fair held yesterday afternoon In the su pervisors room of the court house 0 R Hamstreet of Clear Lake was chosen president for the ensuelngr year A nominating committee con sisting of 3 L Stevens eNU Ryburn nnd W L Patton nominated tha president and the directors Their re port was adopted by the assembled stock holders Directors were chos en as follows George Grimm Union township Charles H Behr Geneseo 1 E P McGraw Lincoln G E More head Mount Vernon and C E Som era W H Hathorn J E Sagan and W T Orr oE Mason City How to Better Fair The stock holders discussed ways for improving the fair next year The principle point brought out was that Cerro Gordo county pure bred stock breeders should have a better repre sentation at the grounds Several suggestions to bring this about wao made In fact the stock showing re ceived the largest attention It was suggested that n meeting of breeders oE pure bred stock be held In January at which time all breedera in tha county should be guests ofthe fain association in a meeting which would make plans for a better showing at the barns Need Big Attraction Anothefpoint on which all seem ed agreed was that there should at least one large attractionat the fair next It was suggested a large attraction might be found which would be a drawing card throughout the week The concensus of opinion seemed to be a good fair at an ad vanced admission was better than a poor one at the lower rate No special invitation has been ex tended to the hobos to make Mason City their headquarters but the re cent cold wave has b rought several droves of them here Yesterday af ternoon the police were called to the Milwaukee depot to rout about a dozen all of whom claimed they wore going south They wore head ed in that direction and told to go Several persona have appealed to the polico to find them a bod over night They claim they are looking for work and are out They all tell tho story of hard times In tho larger cities which seems to have more of truthful ring to it in some cases this winter than the av erage tale woe told by tho wan derers The commissioner of public safe ty and the polico department aro preparing to care Cor tho needy In dividuals who como to Mason City this winter IE they do not come too fast Tho uppor story of tho old city hall h us been turned over to Rov Ell Austin for tho establish ment of a sort of city mission whorp tho needy can bo cared for Lum ber has been purchased some cloth with which a dozen or fifteen Here the to sleep Rov Austin Is also at employment fop   

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