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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                TIME sell stoves and odd pieces of furniture Many are watching the want ads dally to buy what you have to offer THE WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Tuesday tonight and1 east portion Tuesday BY WISE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLJX TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXII Jf i I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24 No 33 SMALL BRITISH SQUADRON DRIVEN AWAY FROM COAST SAY THE GERMANS FRESH PROLONGING RATTLE Berlin Admits Arrival of Rein forcements Prevents Decision in Battle Raging in Russian Poland Special to The GlobeGazette London Nov fighting in Russian Poland but without details as to the oatcome BEGINNING OF NEW FIGHT IN NORTH IS MARKED BY VIOLENT BOM BARDMENTS NEW GERMAN ATTEMPT TO REACH SEA COAST Official Statements of Paris and Berlin Differ as to Status ir Portions of Long Battle Line Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Nov officia French bulletin issued this after noon says yesterday Ypres was sub TO fff Pi SUPPLIES FOR TURKEY DAY DINNERS TO BE HAND LED AT COURT HOUSE LARGEST THRONG IN CiTY HISTORY PAID TRIBUTE TO GIBSON CHRISTIAN OHUIICH FILLED TO ITS CAPACITY SUNDAV AFTERNOON FRATERNAL ORDERS IN ATTENDANCE AS BODIES MISS GIBBS CHECKS LISTS OF THE NEEDY noon says yesterueiy ryres auu and resumption of similar activities to a violent artillery fire and in Flanders are the outslaria operations today The flurrv raised jy an attack of British aviators on ihf Zeppelin headquarters at FriedrUih shafen has not yet subsided and the amount of comment on this inci dent appearing in both German and English press seems to be out of all proportion real damage in flicted Violent bombardments have de stroyed the town hall central mark et and other buildings at Ypres This heralded the resumption of iv that many of its Important build ings were consumed by flames The text of the communication as Yesterday was marked by a vio lent artillery fire The enemy di rected his attention particularly to the town of Ypres where the belfry of the cathedral the markets and a number of houses were set on fire and also to Soissons and Rheims Ia the Argonne the day was char acterized by very hot fighting The enemy delivered some very spirited rnis nerauiea me resuinpnoii ui attacks whlcll were reDlllsed attempt on the Part of the Germans th w d y to break the center held by Englwn the situatlon is without of the allied line blocking their way to the coast ClaJnv Victory Special to The Berl Nov accounts ittliiniy declare tlu battle Poland ia virtually and already officials are esti mating the effect upon future mili tary operations Tho Gernum gen eral staff says that a decision is at hand that conditions everywhere are favorable from its poinL of view TurJcs Claim Gains Special to The GlobeGazette Nov reports Constantinople reaching Berlin issued at iiere this afternoon relate a continued successful Turkish advance upon Saturn a Russian port on the Black 3ea All territory between the Tur iORussian border and the river Ghursk is in Turkish hands while Turkish forces in the southern part of this territory have taken Artwin 11 GERMAN STATEMENT Berlin Nov official communication Issued by the Ger man army headquarters today Fighting continues at Nieuport and Yprea A small British squad ron twice approached the coast but was driven off by the artillery The British naval guns had no effect In the Forest of Argonne we are gain ing ground step by step ono trench after another and one point of sup port after another is being wrested Thought That No One Retiuir ing and Deserving Help Will Ee Missed on Fast Day Next Thursday Responses to the call to generous good hearted people to help see that the poor of Mason City are not ne glected on Thanksgiving day are proving sufficiently numerous so there is now little danger of any family going without something out of the ordinary on that day unless it he by their own choice Miss Gibbs received many calls by phone Saturday and thinks today every one will be cared for In ex anation to some whose calls by lone were not answered Miss Gibbs aid she was called out on an emer eney case during the evening and as sinco learned that the telephone ell rang vigorously during her ab ence She has now mwde arrange ments so that the phone can be an wercd whether she is there or not Miss Gibbs Is today checking her sts with those of the Salvation Ar the Pythian Sisters Sunday the different organizations from the French and prisoners war are numbers of being taken daily A violent reconnolteriug ex pedition against our position on the east of the Moselle river was made ineffective by our counter attack In east Prussia the situation re mains unchanged In Poland the ap pearance of Russian reinforcements is postponing a decision of the great battle In the region east of Czen stochowa and to the northeast of Cracow the AustroGerman offensive was afternoon occurred the death of Mrs Loretta Wilcox who re sides at 520 East State street Mrs Wilcox had reached the royaliage of S3 having passed that birthday on November 17 She has been a resi dent of this city for many years and ia one of Mason Citys oldest settlers Mr and Mrs Wilcox moved to this country in the early eighties The Immediate cause of the death was kidney trouble She had only been ill for a short time and death eame suddenly Mr and Mrs Wilcox lived together for sixtytwo years in contentment anc it was on June 3 1911 that her husband was called be yond She was the mother of seven children all of whom are living Obituary Mrs Loretta Franklin Wilcox was born in GuHford Vermont on Nov 17 1831 She lived in that place for sixteen years when in 1847 she was united in marriage to J Wilcox who was a resident of Brattleborough Vermont In 18G1 the Wilcox fam ily moved west and located at West Uarion two miles south of Byron ill Here they resided for twenty five years Then they sold their farm and moved to this city and re sided here since Early in her life Mrs Wilcox unit ed with the Christian church and has been a faithful member through all of these years She has been a kind ij and affectionate mother and was a JJ woman meriting of a great deal of praise She leaves seven children Mrs Stephen Griffith of Flagg Mrs Ella Wilcox Ray of Oregon Henry Wilcox of Rockford John 3 Wilcox Miss Lottie Wilcox and Walter Wilcox of this city and Mrs Laura Long of Los Angeles Gal All of the children with the ex ception of Mrs Long of California will be present at tho funeral ser vices which will bo held Tuesday af ternoon at oclock at tho home on East State street Rev C H DeVoe of the ChriBtlan church will have charge of the services The body will bo shipped to their former home at Stillman Valley In Ogle County where burial will take place secret Service Agents Wutch Station Owned by 1romlneiit i New York Society Men Special to The GlobeGazette New York Nov States secret service agents have endeavor ed to learn if the neutrality of the United States in the European wai ias been violated by sending wire less messages from a station now im der surveillance in Bar Harbor Me to Germany or to German war ves sels in the Atlantic said to be th private plant Ernesto G and Ales iandro Fabri brothers prominent in New York society The Fabris are sons of the lat Ernesto who was apartner o J P Morgan Mrs Ernesto G Fabr Is a granddaughter of the late Wll liam H Vandervilt Although the Fa bris are of Italian origin Allesandr Fabri is said to be pronounced pro German in his sympathies Josepli Erdnian and Party Have Nar row Escape In Accident Betwee Here and Nora Springs Special to The GlobeGazette Nora Springs Nov auto mobile driven by Joseph Erdman o Wesley turned over twice and heade itself in the oposlte direction abou 4 oclock yesterday afternoon abou three miles west of hero A defectiv piece in the car is the only cause tha can be discovered for the acclden Erdman was accompanied by his wlf and the Ludwio brothers of Wesle and tho party had been at Hampton during the day They wer returning home when the acciden happened None of the party wer seriously injured and returned horn on tho train this morning chool workers of lurches and other lanning Thanksgiving relief work n order that there may be no dupli ation of giving and that any unde erving names may be weeded from Will Distribute Supplies For the benefit of those who wish o aid the work hut who are not in position to deliver Thanksgiving inners personally supplies oC food or this purpose will be received at supervisors room on the main loor of the court house all day Vednesday Arrangements have been lade for enough autos to take the inners to persons for whom they re intended in ample time for prop ration There is still opportunity for more leople to help and if they wish to o so they can call Miss Gibbs by ihone number 1592 Iflornl Offerings Many and IJeantiful In Charge of Service at Grave The finest tribute ever paid to i citizen of Mason City was given the late Milton Gibson Sunday afternoon by the presence of tha largest con course of people ever gathered in this city to pay their last respects to the departed Men and women of all walks of life were there and more especially the men of large means and influence in the business affairs of the city and county They were there not because of any so cial prestige or of wealth or politi cal obligations but because of their genuine affection for the deceased and their utmost desire to pay him the choicest tribute which could be given The funeral services were beauti fully planned and consummated The Elks and Odd Fellows occu pied seats in the center of the Chris tian church where the services wera held and which was crowded to ita capacity many standing during the services in the logla Prof Koeler at the piano rendered with excellent feeling and artistic finish Chopins funeral march as the members of the social orders and the relatives took their places The Empyrians sang three of the favorite songs of the deceased and Rev DeVoe pastor of the Christian church and Rev Os good of the Baptist church pro nounced fitting and well deserved eulogies concerning the life and character of the deceased The floral tributes wore very sumptuous and very beautiful The Elks Odd Fellows and officials of the court house all contributed beau tiful floral pieces and these werj supplemented by a wealth of others from friends In the city and county There was an unusual touch of pathos and reverence at the grave at Elmwood where another large concourse of people gathered The Elks and Odd Fellows marched to the cemetery and bowed uncovered heads a company of Greeks whom the deceased had be friended in his official capacity stood behind the assemblage with uncovered heads also Tho services about the open grave conducted by the Elks were especially impressive under the charge of County Clerk Blake The sunniest spirit of this county is gone and this generation will n6t here again see his like but his im press and influence remains He peacefully rests with hands folded MINISTERS OF MASON CITY CONSIDERED SCHEME AT A MEETING TODAY VILLA WILL SHOOT ANY SOLDIER WBO BEGINS PILLAGE TELLS UNITi ED STATES CONSUL HE WILL KEEP ORDER GENERA BLANCO NOW COMMANDS MEXICO CITY After Heated Argument to Accompany General Obreeou and His Troops in Flight ALL CASH COLLECTED IS SPENT FOR CORN Relief Commission Slaking Ur gent Requests for CoOpera tion in Filling Iowas Corn Ship The great heart of es out to the suffering IJel Kiuns by respoudine to their call for food Lot this week witness a unit ed to produce two hun dred carloads of corn Cosh will be turned into corn Boost Tns Dnv November 5th All elevators should solicit dona tions of W B SOUTHWELL Cluxirnmn of Relief Com mittee Ministers of Mason City at the meeting of the Ministerial association today held at Clear Lake in con junction with the county association discussed the plans for the Tag Day for the benefit of the Belgian suf ferers which wil1 be observed all over Iowa on Wednesday Nov 25th Banks Accept Funds Mason City banks are today dis playing cnrdB In their windows an nouncing that they aro stations for the handling of relief funds The plan is that all cash collected will be spent in the localities where it is raised vfor Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Nov Ailla has informed the United Status through Consular Agent George C Cnrothers that he has issued gen eral orders that any of his soldiers molesting women or pillaging on entering Mexico City would be sum marily shot Acting Secretary Lan sing announced receipt of this infor mation and added that the order is reported as prevailing in all cities and towns thus far occupied by Vil las army Carothers wired that ar rangements are being made for the peaceful entry of the Villa column into Mexico City From the Mexican capitol came advices to the state department that the panic of the residents has par tially subsided with the assumption of full command by General Lucio Blanco who after a heated argu ment with General Obregon declin ed to accompany the latter in abau doning the city General Blanco has given assurances to the Brasilia minister and American consul SilLl man that he will maintain order and has apnointed a chief of polico and several municipal officials to replace those who left to Join Car ranza at Orizaba General Carranza invited the entire diplomatic coi to accompany him to his temporary capital at Orizaba but the invita tion was declined The diplomats have been making strong represen tations to General Blanco in whom they place strong hope for a terinl nation oC the abuses which Carran zas troops aro said to have practicing the last tew weeks bee VAN mm CASE Coroners Jury Decides That Dead Man Ciune To End by Shot Fired With His Own Hand Thonnacd Cliristianson of Thornttiu Loses Money Placed Under Pillow In Rooming House Policemen were called about oclock Sunday morning to the rooming house at 207 South Main street by report that some om had entered the apartments aud awakened William Bauck a cigar maker one of the roomers by flash ing a light in his face When Policeman Ed Keenan awoke Thormaed Christianson a farm hand from Thornton who slept in tho same room with Bauck it was discovered that which ho had placed under his pillow was missing Searcli Warrant Issued Circumstances surrounding the robbery lead Sheriff Ed Fitzgerald and Captain Campbell to suspect an inside so a search warrant was issued by Justice Stanbery and the rooms as well as rooms in an other building occupied by a pany under suspicion were searched but without result The money was in the form of a 75 certificate on the Commercial Savings bank two 20 bills three 10 hills and some silver Chrla tianson who had come up from Thornton Saturday night went there for lodging having stopped there before He slept soundly through the night and did not awaken until the police came Bauck claims he was awakenod by the glare of a flashlight in his face and eat up with a start with a question as to the reason for tlio intruders presence He says tha fellow replied I made a Bauck Jumped up partially dressed and hurried down to a cafe to tele phone the police Search of the neighborhood brought no suspicious characters to light Another Robbery Earler in the night another room Ing house was entered and wag from the trousers of a man named Crawley In the room The trousers were hanging over the foot of tho bed and he awoke Just intime to hear somebody going down stairs Coroners inquest into the death of Chester Van Horn the farmer near Clear Lake whose dead body was found in bed by his wife Friday morning was held at tho town hall at Clear Lake Saturday night Ver dict that Van Horn shot and killed himself was returned by the Jury composed of A Baker Frank Cook man and P H Knudtson all of Clear Lake Six witnesses were ex amined None of the Clear Lake stores sold the 32 calibre revolver with which Van Horns life was ended and hit wife does not know where It cama from A short time ago he was seen examining the revolvpr section of the catalogue of one of the big mail order houses and this concern will be asked whether lie procured the gun of It Special to The GlobeGazette Vera Cruz Nov Ameri can forces of occupation under Gen eral Funston after a stay in Ver Cruz of seven months today bega embarking on the steamships whic will return them to the Unite States The outposts began fallin back about 9 oclock and two hour later the first soldiers were goin over the sides nf the waiting trans ports New York Attorney Investigates Cir cumstances Surrounding Release of Man From Prison Special to The Globe Gazette New York Nov At torney Whitman today began inves tigation of all the circumstances at tendant on granting a pardon in No vember 1912 by Governor DIx to Albert Patrick serving a life sen tence at Sing Sing for the murder of William Marsh Rice The investigation was begun when affidavits were filed concerning charges that Joseph Walker a Wall street hanker offered to ob tain Patricks pardon If John T Milliken of St Louis Patricks brotherinlaw would Join him in a deal OPULAR PASTOR OF GREGATIONAL CHURCH QUITS PASTOR ATE IESIGNATION READ AT SERVICE SUNDAY loceived With Regret by Mem Iiers ol Cbmircujulion But Not Entirely Unexpected Vera Cruz Nov Funston established his headquarter aboard the transport Cristobal earl this morning and all organizatioi of his conmuind began at daylight the work of moving out their equip ment Beyond the American out posts there had been mobilized dliv ing the night a force of constitution alists and the Americans withdrew first from outlying districts then from the city itself Tho constitu tionalists followed them along aud occupied the territory vacated Tho city la quiet but tho inhabitants aio apprehensive concerning the outcome of this transfer of authority All the saloons in Vera Cruz remained closed on orders of Funston and many commercial establishments le WRIT IS REFUSED Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Nov La mar today refused to issue a writ of error to bring to the supreme court review the conviction of Leo M Frank for the murder of Mary Pha gan the factory girl in Atlanta in 1913 Former Mason City Druggist Dies nt Mont Claire N J is Report Re ceived Today Read the Ads and Shop 26 Shopping Dags Until Word has been received in the city today of the death M 0 Water bury former druggist of this city The death occurred November 15th at Mont Claire N J No further particu lars have been received Mr Water bury nine years ago left Mason City and accepted a position as eastern representative for the Waterhury Chemical Company of Des Moiues He became financially interested in this concern with his brother who owned most of the stock Mr Wat erbury first came to Mason City about sixteen years ago and becnmc a clerK In the drug store of E M Burns lo cated where the Mickey Drug Com pany is now in business Mr Burns soon sold his interest to Waterbury Mickey and they continued the part nership until about nine years ago when Mr Waterbury disposed of his interest in the business and went into the larger field of wholesaling with his brother His wife and two sons who accompanied him east were at homo at tho time of his death cided not to open Tho government of Vera Cruz is not being turned over to any faction of Mexicans but the territory is being evacuated and as fast as tho Americans go out con stitutionalists are coming In Amer ican army officials are taking with them several million dollars collect ed from the customs and other sources of revenue This will ulti mately go to some Mexican govern ment which the United States decmfl the proper one to receive It Tho American quartermasters depart ment has arranged to take away from Vera Cruz some three hundred Mexicans who did not care to be in the city when their countrymen again came into possession Rev John Wallace Welsh yester lay resigned the pastorate of the First Congregational church of this city by a letter addressed to the congregation and read at the morn ervice The resignation will take effect Januarv 1 and Rev Welsh vill become first assistant to Rev Dilly Sunday joining him at Dea Moiues and assistirhim in his next campaign which will be held in Phil adelphia Three weeks ago Rev Walsh ask ed his congregation for a leave of absence to go to Des to as sist in the Sunday meetings Tue leave was granted by the churea unanimously Rov Welsh has been in Des Moines since then He was expected home yesterday morning but a special delivery letter to Rov Metcalf pastor of the First Congre gational church at Webster City who was tilling the pulpit for Rev Welsh told the story of the pastors soon leaving Mason City to cam paign with the great evangelist Al though the resignation was received wilh deep regret it was not whollj unexpected by the Congregational church and its congregation It lias been known her for some time that Rev Welsh desired to go into evan gelistic work and his work with Sun1rv at Des Moines was consld ered by some to be equal to a reslg pastorate here V The resignation will be considered at a meeting of the church mem bers to be held in the near future and will undoubtedly bo accepted since in spito of the unwillingness of the church here to lose so strong a preacher and so earnest a worker they rejoice in tho excellent position to which Ilcv Welch bag been called Rev J W Welsh came to Mason City in September 1911 from tho California avenue Congregational church at Chicago Under his pas torate the church has grown consist ently He was considered by tho eople of Mason City as a strong readier a helpful leader and an xcellent pastoral worker He was ceerlingly faithful In visiting1 his lurch and congregation The i told of one woman now a mem er of his congregation wiio aald lie thought he was a book agent a he called upon her twice and 3ha ad never bean to his church Minister Twenty Years Twenty years ago Uev Welsti raduated from Northwestern unl ersity aud has been in the CongrS ational ministry since that tlmo Eleven years ago ho first met Billy unday while that evangelist was omlucting a series of meetings at rinceton 111 Sundays attention as called to the man from the fact hat ho was the only pastor who did lot resign shortly after the conciu ion of the Sunday meetings Rev Velsh kept up the work the evange ist had started and thereafter held unday afternoon meetings for men these each man assisted with tho orvice in tho way that to him seem ed best Some gave musical selec lons others spoke and still others MINISTERS IX SESSION Buy Made in U S Mer chandise Special to The GlobeGazatte Clear Lake Kov nt churches of Mason City Clear Lnke Garner and some rural churches are holding a meeting at the Methodist church here today Evangelist Buck who Is conducting services here ad dressed tho meeting thin morning Ask Xo Indemnity Washington Nov Amer ican troops which have held Vera Cruz since last April are evacuating the city today and officials here expected that sunset will see the American flag floating again over the ancient forttress of San Juan and the American troopers will bo on their way homeward across ttie Gila Dispatches from Genera Funston said the further outposts were withdrawn at 9 oclock and a 10 oclock the troops guarding tu railroads and other approaches to th city wore withdrawn and at 11 oclock actual embarkation was 01 in earnest Gen Funston reported he expected to sail for Galveston a noon He reported that troops under General Aguilar aix taking possession of tho city Occupation oC tho Mexican port in reprisal for Huertas insult to th flag at cost the Unite States more than a score of lives If battle and disease and also accord inr to some estimates as much a ten million dollars But Mexk will not be asked to nay any tndum nity The administration official want that fact to stand out as addd evidence of tho disinterested friend ship of the United States for he stubborn neighbor entertained in different ways neetings were soon termed Welshs but they served to hold tho church to their pastor Wife In California Besides Rev Welsh Mason City oses and their two sons John aged 11 and Evan aged 9 Mrs Welsh and the two boys are now at Long Deaach where Mrs Welsh was forced to go on ac count of nervous trouble In the let tor read yesterday morning how over Rev Welsh stated ho would al ways consider Mason City as his tiome when ho was not traveling with Evangelist Sunday and he and his family would remain members of ho First Congregational church nt Mason City He also has a summer homo at Frankfort where he will spend tho summer months re cuperating from his winters labors This homo was built by Rev Welsh with his own hands T3 Is not the first time Rev Welsh has been asked to assist in evangelistic meetings During the BrownCurry meetings Evangelist Ilrown naked him to go to Cedar Ranlds and open the campaign there Many of tho members of tho church are now recalling tho sormon preachod on the Sunday before tha opening of tho BrownCurry me3 Ings on Things to Throw Over Tlila was hy many to bo one of the finest evange listic sermons ever delivered In tha cit Rev Welsh returned from Moines today to continue ins work bero until January 1   

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