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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                TIME sell stovea and odd pieces furniture Manyare watching the want ads daily to buy what you have to offer THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy Tonight anfl Fri day SHschtly colder in oast portion tonight REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL xxii MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 1914 No 50 MASSACHUSETTS SOLON AD DRESSES HOuBK ON DEFENSE QUESTIONS BATTLE AND ILLNESS OP KAISER WILHELM ATTRACT ATTENTION OF MOVEMENT ON BATTLE LINE FEW Official Statement Though Rather Long Show No Facts of Vary Startling Nature The naval battle in the south At and the illness of Emperor I William attention from great struggle in progress in Ffaace and Poland The fato of the smalt German cruisers Dresden and Nurnberg which at iRsl accounts were being pursued by Rrltiflh warships has not been dis The British admlrallty has preserved ts silence as to the make of the squadron which sent to tho bottom the formidable German cruisers ScharrihorBt aud GnelBenao and the smaller cruiser Leipzig but It ail intimated at Tofcl that the which avenged England fof the loss of the Good Hope and Monmouth were all British vessels So far as is known to the naval imlhorittes at Tokyo the Japanese squadron sent to the south Pacific dii aot take part in the engagement It la also said at Tbkio that the ish squadron had been reinforced recently by the addition several gun ships so that presumably the German warships were opposed j by a stronger The latest reportslcbncernlng the ofEmperor Williamare P TlbarC to leave his bed aud thai his fever has hot decreased There is no official confirmation however of the reports that t emperor is suffering from pneumo utl The German armies in the west havo been stirred to renewed activ ity by the offensive movement of tho allies as shown not only by their Bharp attacks on Flauders but by thclr attempted advancement In the department ot Oise Ypres nod Furnes are again reported under hoayy bombardment by the Germans The official Russian statemsiu shows there has been no letup in fhe fighting in the east which has been proceeding with almost unprecedent ed severity for a fortnight Both in central Poland and in Galicia the Tlimslah statement reports the Ger manB are making attack after at tack in attempts to pierce the Rus sian lines Petrograd asserts that those assaults have been repulsed with heavy losses for the Germans but it is reported in Berlin that In abattle near Cracow in Gallcla both Russian wings have been beat en back The last word regarding naval engagement Is that the squadron after sinking the German cruisers Scharnhorat Gneise nau and Leipzig with a loss of near ly two thousand men are pursuing tho fleeing Dresden and Nurnberg tho two other vessels present whan tho action occurred The British public is anxiously awaiting news of the outcome of ths chase offensive operations Further to the south Irithe region of LeQues noy and around Andebhy we made advances from two hundred to hundred yards Our gains were maintained and In the region of the Alsne anc in Champagne there has been io change The German artillery over which we gained the advantage dur ing the last few days yesterday evinced increased activity but was again mastered by our heavy artll lerj la the environs of Rheims the heavy French pieces compelled the Germans to evacuate several trench es This evacuation Was carried out under the fire of our infantry n the region of Porthes the enemy by means of two counter at tacka endeavored to recapture ih entrenchments which he lost to us Deo 8 but he was repulsed Th ground taken by ua has been eftec tively protected In the Argonne region we have continued to make progress We have occupied new trenches and re pulsed with complete success ef counter attacka and completed ail consolidated the ground won rrom the enemy On the heights of the Mouse there have been artillery engage meats In which we maintained a ciis tlnct advantage and thisih spite o the very great activity of the bat terles of the enemy In the Forest of Lp Petre we hava taken some hew trenches There is nothing to report on the remainder SAY SET DP BOGEY MAN OF STRAW SAVAL SECRETARY WOULD CONTINUE PRESENT PROGRAM OUTLINES VIEWS IN TESTIMONY BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE TWO DREADNAUG11TS PLAN SHOULD UK ADHERED TO Snys President Relieves in Steady Development of Create Nuvul Reserve Would Make War Secretarys Rec ommendation For Bringing Army to War Strength Effective at Onco Much War Talk Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec talk held floor of the house and the preparedness of the nation was the subjectof ivarious debates today Rep t Gardner assailed the presi dent and administration for oppos ing his plan Rep Fitzgerald speaking for the administration an nounced he would make a detailed statement on preparedness later Washington Deo man Gardner addressed the hoUse today on hia resolution for investiga tion of the preparedness of the na tion for war He prefacedhis re announcing that he hac introduced a bill to enactinto law Secretary Garrisons recommenda tion in the annual report published today to recruit the United States army to its full war strength A large portion of his su Gardner devoted to an analysis of Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dsc Daniels was the star vritness today before the house naval committee I have recommended this year that we continue the regular and normal O OaMMONIVY Y M C A SKCKETARY TAKES MATTER UP construction recommended last said the secretary It seems to me a wise policy for a steady enlargement This Includes two dreadnaughts six destroyers and eight submarines or more one of sea going and seven or more of the one gunboat and one oiler The president approves Daniels 4liaracteri2ed as extravagant1 suggestions that in light of European experience there should be a hundred submarines and fifty battleships Is Wilsons Wish The President said Secretary Daniels believes in the steady de velopment of the navy Tha presi dent congress make the navy more powerful In the orderly way we did at the last con igress For the lirst time in many years the navy strength of personnel is every six men offered we have declined five I am not asking for men at this congress We must however add them as we we add to the ships It is unnecessary to hava enough men at this time to all theships In the on every ship In Ordinary and in reserve enough men to care Cor them We President Wilsons references to tl 3 ought to have not more than two of the front as far frontier as the Swiss BELGIANS CORN TO START Local Committee Notifies Dos Molnea Committee That Car Load of Gol den Kernels Is Iteady The car of corn which Mason City Is to send to help the suffering Bel gians is loaded and ready to start Such Is the notice Bent to DBS Moines by Commissioner Stanbery The en tire amount collected by tag day was spent for corn which will probably be shipped The corn will go from here to Des Moines over the Great Wtestern and from there it will be shipped to Chicago The car of about 1150 bushels was bought of the Independent Grain Lumber Co by Frank Kay who was ap pointed to expend the tag day funds AGED GARNER MAN DIES Special to The GlobeGazette national defense In the address congress Gardner declared Wilson had set up a bogy man of hundred of our ships in commission at anyoiie time We have 229 In all We haveninety per cent of our and that if war were to fighting force in fullcommission today it would be found our cousc well keep that defenses have not sufficient ammuo Secretary Daniels said ho is ask tiou for an hours Joseph Smith Dies Special toThe GZobeGazatte Independence Dec Jo president of the reorgan ized churcn or Latter Day Saints died today TO WITHDRAW TROOPS Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington Dec 10 Federal troops in the Colorado strike re gion will probabl ybe withdrawn late today or tomorrow FORMER HAMPTON MAN DIED IN CALIFORNIA Special to The GlobfjGazeLte Hampton Dec 10 A message has been received here telling of the death at San Diego Gal yesterday of C Fred Beed who until three years ago was a prominent Hamp ton banker He was formerly con necxted with the Franklin County State Bank The funeral will prob ably be held in the west He was s Paris Dec day of De cember 9 passed quietly in Belgium an well as Iu the vicinity of Arras according to the official statement issuedat the war office here The text of the communication is j as follows Theday pf December 9 passed quietly in Belgium as well as in th region of Arras where the enemy made no attempt at resumption Garner Dec funeral about 52 years old and leaves a the late Mr Frank Hoydar was hedWife and two children here in St Boniface church at oclock Wednesday The services were conducted in the Bohemian language by the Duncan pastor and Rev Torpey of Forest City paid a fitting and most eloquent eulogy to the departed in English Mr Hoyder came to this country from Bohemia 50 years ago and at the time of his death was past years old To within a few days of hla departure he appeared quite vigorous and was seen on our He leaves a wife and ten childrer Seven of the children were in at tendance at the services One son Nebraska one from Minnesota a daughter Mrs Louis Till and husband from Dos Moines another daughter Mrs Tourek of Chicago another Mrs Ed Malek of Hayfield a soninlaw Mr Tony Malek from Minnesota John Spalla Sr and Tohn Spalla the latter a grand son of Britt were all present at the ing this congress to authorize a re serve of former sailors of the navy he said wouldIn ten days produce twentyfive thoxisand picked men for Universal disarmament Daniels thought prac ticable but only by International agreement of World Boutins Ilmves In Serious Condition at Hotel Today Now York Snccial to The Globe Gazette New Tork Dec illness Johnny Evers captain and baseman the worlds champion Boston Braves took a serious turn today Physicians at the hotel where Evers is stopping reported that he had developed pneumonia one lung and dition ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING PERFECTED Stringing of Evergreen Decorations Along Cluster Light Electroliers Also Contemplated Mason City will have a Christmas tree and will also have Christmas decorations In the shape of ropes of evergreen strung the cluster light posts on both aides of the business streets giving the entire downtown district a holiday aspect according to plans last fie veloping The matter was turned over by tno commissioners yesterday to D fc Hibbard community secretary of the O his return to too city and he started out to see what could be done in the matter Many business who have beonicon sulted regarding the proposed tree have signified their willingness to help maktt this tree bigger and better than last year Some opposition has been mot wltn this year because of the fact thai the money collected nn4 not used last year was not keot tho mi pose of starting the fund tor tlila year However this year it Is plan ned to use all of the money collect ed for beautifying the tree should there be any loft over 1C wll doubtless be placed in a fund for iiflo next year The tree this yoar will not be in the nature of a charity proposition but rather a gigantic Christmas cele bration The olty commissioners aro cooperating fcsartVly with the move ment and to lorifl ut ecy aid inaidtagf the celebration The public schools and the churohoi children according to present plans to nlng dance ftfoun the tree and otherwise make merry during the evening The further plan which will doubt less be adopted and which in meet ing with the approval of merchant is the decoration of tho nldowalka Over tho sidewalks of the street of tho business district will bo plac ed ropes of evergreen Thlo will made by stringing evergreen ropo along tho electroHorn Indlvldua stores could use more elaborate dec orations If desired NINJTOEEN LODGEUS KEPT AT CITY MISSION LAST NIGHT 9ECIU3TARY OF WAK ADVOCATES RADICAL INCREASE IN HIS GIVK8 HIS REASON FOR MADE Would Make Regular Men With Mobile Righting Force at Home Special to The Globe Gazette Washington Dec the United States army be immediately recruited to its full war strength which would mean the1 addition of men and officers in urged by Secretary Garrison of tha war department in his annual re potft presented today to President Wilaon Such an increase would give the regular army a total of about 000 men of whom would bo available RB a mobile fighting foroo in the Continental United States The present mobile strength 000 the secretary points out BOOU will be cut In half by additions to the garrisons in tho Canal Zone Hawaii and the Philippines The report directly mentions the European war but onco It would be It nayfl to attempt now to draw the ulti mate lessons from the war In Eu rope It 5n an Imperative duty how over to heed BO much of what it brings home to us an in Incontro vertible aud not to bo changed by any event leaving lor later and more detailed and comprehensive consideration what Its later develop ments and final conclusions may In to strengtheningtUs regular establishment tho secretary urges that steps be taken at once to create a more adequate reserve ar my He dismisses as impracticable talk of Immediate disarmament and an groundless fears of militarism In America and recommends military preparedness on tho ground that eternal vigilance Is tho price which must be paid in order to obtain tlio desirable things of Hfo and to de tho future may In the jvay ot agreements na followed by actual dlsaVma mont thereof of international courts of arbitration aad other measures fo lessen or prevent conflict between nation and nays the report we all know that at preaont thaso conditions are not existing We can and will eagerly adapt ourselves to each beneficent development along those linos but to merely enfeeble ourselves in the meantime would In my viow bo unthinkable folly By neglecting and retufilng to provide ourselves with tho nocOfjsary means of selfprotection and Holtdefense wo could not hasten or in any way favorably Influence tho ultimate re sults wo desire in thene Tlie present full war strength ot the United States la summarized by Uve report as follows Two Other German Draft Nurnberg ana Dresden Are Rev Auatin kept IB lodgers at tha The organized militia ot tho var city mlssloi last This IB tlio jous Btatos totaln officers and record Eor one night this men Tho enlisted men The snow probably drove tho men to seek shelter and It IB probable therefore required In order to ob tain the financial aid which the cou the house will be woll filled as lontf gross authorizes the secretary of is in tv serious us present weather conditions Kooq up STALWART PARTHANS OF INDIA READY TO FIGHT GERMANS ITAroId J Gjirtihus Thought to Bo Prom Callender Iowa at Point of Death ToIay Special to The GlobeGazette Calmar Iowa Doc the revolver he was carrying upon hlmaelf either accidentally or with Biiicldal Intent Harold J Garthus oC Gallendor Iowa last night shct JiipiHolf In tho neck Just as Mllwau Ucb passenger No 8 on which ne wan travelling from Bmmetsburg to Wlnona waa leaving this ata liori The train was Immediately and backed up to tho atation vCavthus was taken off carod for Ue companys eurgeoa and ta thought last night there was no chance of his recovery but this morning he appeared some what better Whether Garthus Intended to take his own life or shot himself acci dentally could not because of 3 condition be ascertained He is 11 Norwegian but papers he carried showed him to be naturalized Me had letters on his person addressed to Harold Jacobson at Callender Iowa This is not surprising and does not indicate he was travelling under an aIas as the Norwegian nomenclature gives man two names one that of their family and tho other taken from the district from which tiuur come This is one specimen ot the kind of soldiers son tto the continent of Europe by Great Britain to fight the Germans They are Parthana an old frontier regi ment which lias a reputation in In1 the field But thoBo who haxo on dla They are much stronger and listed in the British army Jn ladle larger than the average Hindoo In havo been and iiio otocts fact the Hindoos as a class are BO generations of fftmiuo iavo fo nomct weak that would do little Horn war to under certain condi tions to attend 24 drills a yoar and B days annually in tho field IE all ot tho National Guard could bo sum moned In tho event of war and should all respond an inconceivable and Jf they woro all found fairly officiont In tho that In the troops who would be ex pected to Immediately take the field could rnimmon a force In this country of regular and National Guard amounting to officers and mon This would In clude only regulars of fighting foroa BtatJoned In tho United States prop And thin in abnolutoly all The only other recourso would then be volunteers and to equip organize train and make thorn ready would take at the smallest poflnlble esti mate nix months Anyone who takes tho slightest trouble to Investigate will find that In modern warfare a prepared ene my would progress no far on he way to BUCOOBB Jn nix it his an tagonist had to wait nix months to meet him that nucb unprepared an tagonist might an woll concotJo do feat without Of tho efficiency oC tho present nrmy Mr Garrison Rays Whljjk pur existing organization is of Bmull numbers already tafyuioned it IB unquestion ably in nflToxceHeni condition as any nlmllar number of mon In any other military ontabliahment In tho world Were It not for a doslro to avoid la vldloun comparisons I nhould Bivy that man for man H Is bottor than any similar existing military estab lishment In tho world I do not bo llovo that Uiyone will dispute tho otatemont that tho army haa never boon in bottor common than It Is to day from the raost recently enlluted maa up to tho highest oEflcors Thore IB an OBprlt ao corps an ornesfs to oonntantly strive toward perfection ft wlllingnosB to under take and natlflfactorily perform nny ana every duty that IB most rum mondabJo and Aftor onvnnoratlng the vant of contlnontal United Minion thofio of our other territorial re Continued on paco IS DEALT SEVERE BLOW IN SOOTH iTLAIiTI SOHARNHORST GNIES NAU AND LEIPZIG SUNK OF FALKLAND ISLANDS FWO COLLIERS CAPTURED BRITISH CASUALTIES FEW Some of Survivors 1 Hpaclal to The GlobeGazette Montevideo Uruguay Dec 10 Wireless reports received here tndl ate that the German cruisers Dres en and Nurnberg survivors In the engagement with the English fleet eo 8 n which the Scharnhorflt olsenau and Liepzlg were sunk are closely pursued by the Britielj warships and are fleeing In the eotlon of Port Santa Cruz on the Argentine coast north of the At antic entrance to the straits of west of the Falkland IBI an As It is reported here also that he Gorman AuKillajry Cruiser Primwi Sltel la crulBlag In the South At aatlo iand that she has aboard 1500 German soldiers London Dec 10 it was ani uounied officially here that the Cer1 man cruisers ficharnhorst Gnelsenau and Leipzig had been sunk off tho Faulkland islands in the south At lantic The following announcement was Issued by the official Information bureau At a on the 8th of Dacombdr tho Scharnhorst Gnelao neau Nurnberg Leipzig and Dresden were sighted near the Falkland is lands by a British squadron undor Vice Admiral Sir Frederick Eturdee Two Others Escape An action followed in the courW of which the Scharnhorat flying flag of Admiral Count von 3pee the Gnelsenau and the Leipzig were sunk The Dresden and Nurnberg made off during the action and ara being pursued Two colliers also were captured The vice admiral reports that tho British casualties are vary few la number Some survivors have been res cued from the Gnetseuau and lie Were In Buttle off OlUIe The Scharnhorst Gnelsenau and Leipzig with the cruisers Nurn berg and iDresdea composed the Ger man Pacific fleet which In the nn gagement with tho British squadron under Rear Admiral Sir Christopher CratJock off the coast of Chile on Nov 1 mink the British cruisers Monmouth and Good Hope with tho loss of about men Since timo British and Japanese squad rons have been searching for trie fleet which little has bdon heard Recent reports from Mon tevideo Uruguay were to the ef fect that the German fleet was be lieved to have rounded the cape and entered the South Atlantic but there has been no authentic Infor mation of the whereabouts of these vessels since the battle with the British squadron of the Fleet The Scharuhorst and Gneisenau aro the largest ships of the Gernvin They were olster ships tons displacement 460 feat on tho water line and were rated at a mean speed of knots Eah carried a complement of 765 men and was armed with eight inch guns BK 6 Inch guns twenty 24 pounders our machine guns and tons and carried 286 mevi four torpedo tubes Thu Leipzig had a displacement of She was 841 feet long on the water line hod a beam of 48 feet and was rated at 28 knots Her largsat guna of which she carried ton wero Inch She also had ten one pounders four machine guns ana two torpedo tubes Read the Ads and Shop 12 Dags Until Buy Made In tl 3 A chandise Her   

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