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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1914, Mason City, Iowa                                DO IT RIGHT S vjji Jt IV i Turn to the want mid look over the ninny opportun ities offered imys to VOL XXII REPORTS BY OF THE IMPORTANT EVEN TS OF THE WORLDTODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THS WEATHER Partly coudy tonight with colder weather In east por tion and probably snow on Christinas Day MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 24 No 61 SCENE OF ACTIVITIES IN PONDENT SHOWN OYEU TOWN ON THE i BZUiU RUSSIANS SUCCESS IN GALICIA CONTINUING German Aeronaut is Bromjhl Down at Sor tie by Garrison at Przemsyl Proves Failure Special to The GlobeGazette PetroRtad Dec heavy German Defeat in the region west of Warsaw where the Russian columns are combat ting the enemys advance on the polish capital is reported to day Although accounts vary as to the present status of military affairs in Po land it is evident that the scene ot the heaviest fighting has shifted southward from Sochacexew the town on Bzura river thirty miles from Warsaw toward which the Ger mans for several days have directed their principal efforts The Austro German forces operating from Cra cow as a base are attempting to push northward into Poland In this preparatory to siege operations In Galicia the Anstro Germau forces seem to have made no further pro gress In the north tle are reported to have pushed the in vaders further back into eust Prus sia TEUTON ATTACKUPON BOH Hostile Aeroplane FJow Over CHv Dropped iiomb and Then lllsap lieured Is Statement Special to The GlobeGazette London Dec hostile aero plane dropped a bomb over Dover this morning and then disappeared according to a statement issued by the official press bureau The text of the statement was is follows An aeroplane of the ene my dropped a bomb while passing over Dover this morning The mis sle fell in a garden and exploded out no damage was done The aero plane was seen for a few seconds only It left immediately passing out over the sea A British aircraft went up but did not see the enemy again The weather This German raid from aL is the first news of authentic character of any hostile aircraft vis ting Great Britain The machine came irom the direction of Deal and was flying very high It was not sighted from Dover until it suddenly ASSOCIATED PRESS CORRES PONDENT CHOWN OVKR THE FIELD BY TOE GERMANS RUSSIANS KNOW HOW TO FIGHT AND Dili cloudy and air at ittadc Doyged Resistance to he Relentless Attack oi Legions oi Iho Kaiser and Saved the Army Special to The GlobeGazette Lodz Russian Poland Monday Dec automobile to Poseii Prussia Dec Dec The capture of Lodz according to a declaration made by General Von Hiiidenburg German commander to a correspondent of the Associated Press was the turning point of the campaign in Poland The Russian lines in northern Poland rested on this city for possession of which there occurred the most bitter struggle of the entire war in this front After the Russians following the most obstinate resistance on their part were forced yuan uoruiwara into Poland In this mini ic suddenly effort however they are meeting lemerged ftpm the clouds Apparent with determined resistance from the ff Uover Caslle was the objective of Russians A semi official statement raid The thrown from the from Petrograd says that Russian ell in the rear of St successes in Galicia continues that rectory which is located di in the Carathi re y ln front the successes in Galicia continues that recory which is located di in the Carpathians havere y ln front the castle The been thrown back an of the rector an been thrown back and that t the Garrison atN Przemysl which has long been under attack by the Russians is said to have resulted disastrously for the Austrians Heavy fighting continues In France and Belgium but thus far the renew ed activities have accomplished little neither side being able to drive the other from the strongly fortified no sitious so long Now that the French government has returned to Paris a venturesome trerman aeronaut has attempted to prove that the capital is not yet witnin the war zone by flying over it He was brought down bv a trench aeroplane however af a point nineteen miles from the city of Paris French Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Dee French state ment issued this afternoon recites a series of French successes of appar enUy from the sea oLthe north to the frontier of Alsace on the south The locations where French troops gained the ad vantage are given as Lys In the re gion of the Aisne in Champagne near Perthes In the Argonne in the forest of and also near Stdie Fog prevented fighting near other houses were broken Arras and Verdun artillery activity There has been southeast oE Ainiene near VillaSurTourbe aiid also in the forest of Aprernont Battleship Injured Special to The GlobeGa ette London Dec 24 An official statement issued in Paris late today says that an Austrian submarine torpedoed a French battleship in the Gulf of Otranto The battleship was damaged only slightly No one was killed The Gulf of Otranto is in the Adriatic at the southern end of Italy German Statement Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Berlin Dec official com munication issued at German head quarters today says in part The enemy did not renew his attacks in the neighborhood of Nieuport yester day At Bixschoote we took 230 prisoners on December 22 The en emy was again active yesterday in the neighborhood of Chalons In fantry attacks followed fierce artil lery attacks made by the Little Change In West f Special to The Globe j London Dee Eve finds little change in the under f ground warfare now being conducted in the western war theatri where f General Joffre commander in chief of the French armies still appears to be cautiously feeling for an opening in the strongly entrenched German Jtne across France and Belgium In the east the supreme Germa i effort continues to be made before Warsaw where the forces of the German cen ter and the Rusians seeking to check them sway back and forth along the hanks of the riven barring tho way to the Polish capital The Russians claim success In the latest encounters but during the last ten days the Germans have advanced appreciably It la said are now bringing up their 42 centimetre guns Five Hundred Deserving Children Heoipieiits of Gilts From and Theatre Guests of Local Lodo Today Entertaining 500 children who would have no Christmas otherwise was the Christmas work of the Elks lodge this afternoon Invitations were sent out to the children whose names were supplied by the Salva tion army to be present at the Bijou theatre at 2 oclock Here a theatre party waa given for the chil About the children were tak en into the room where the big tree had been prepared The tree was the biggest that could be gotten into tlie room and beautifully decorated Dolls dishes skates and sleds were the gifts most prized by the girls while the boya were pleased with watches skates and sleds a few wanting jack knives In addition to these gifts every child was given a Kenerous supply Of nuts candy and fruit to take home to make tomor row happier CAUGHT 11 HCI Watchman at Biick Yards Gets Foreigner YTho Was Carrying Away Fuel to Batchelor Quarters Steve Kokovlcli was caught last night by Watchman W H Garrison stealing coal from the Mason City Brick and Tile Co Steve spent the night in jail and entered a plea of guilty In Justice Stanberys court this morning The justice seemed inclined to think there might be a difference between a man out cf work who sneaked a chunk of coal to keep his family warm and ji house filled with ten ablebodied unmarried men who sent one nf tholr number to steal enough coal to last the rest of the week There fore a fine of and costs was assessed against Vokovlch Steve Kokovich Is the man who claims to be cousin of tho much wanted Pete Vokovich sough by the officers since Just fall fop murder Steve appears to bo attemptntg to get all of the small crimes on tha calendar on hia record having transporting carrying concealed weapons and larceny among thosa for has fjnea evacuate tho town a general Russian retirement in the direction Warsaw became necessary Under the guidance of Major Von Holleben cousin of the lata Baron Von Holleoeu who at one time was German ambassador to the United States the Associated Press corres pondent today visited some of the battle fields of Lodz anrt gained an idea of the nature of the operations which led to tlie capture of tlie city According to the general alignment of the Austvo German forces they might have been expected to advance from the matter oE fact the attack was madelargely from the north and northwest Tliev drove their columns into the Russians in the form of a huge pitchfork with another large force between the tines of the fork It looked for a time aa if the russiaus would be forced to re treat and if retreat was at all pos sible in the face of gigantic envelop ing movements by the Germans i the direction of their Warsaw base Tlie intention was to drive th Russians into the arms of large Aus troGerman forces massed to cut of their retreat but the timely arriva of Russian reserves from Warsaw resulted in breaking the eastern most tine of the German fork reliev ing the situation for the Russians ln one of the operations around Lod occurred the celebrated cutting off of two German corps which afetr be ingentirely surrounded by the rapid advance of the Warsaw reserves turned and cut their way out anc brought with them twelve thousand of their wouldbe captors The scene of this whicl members of the general staff charac terized as one of the most brilliant of the war was the town of Strykow ten miles to the northeast of Lodz About the same distance fron Lodz is located tho little churchyard of Beachlci where the Russians In one of the final phases of the struggle for Lodz showed that in spite of defeats and discourage ments they knew how to fight and die church yard lies on a small eminence which formed a salient into the German lines The Germans were able to make an attack from three sides with Infantry nnd artillery All the Russian trenches were enfiladed by shrapnel from one direction oi another but the Russians clung to their positions obstinately When the Germans finally captured the trenches 878 Russian corpses were tound In a space about eighty yards square It was resistance of this nature which the Germans had to overcome to capture Lodz The Russians are again offering obstinate resistance as was learned from staff officers along the Bzura and Rawka rivers on their no sltions running north and south along a line thirty to thirtyfive miles west of Warsaw cptured Russian officer said what impressed htm and his men most was the Prussian the silent advance of the German troops and assault by line after line of dark figures moving toward the Russian position like wavelets of AMBASSADOR PAGE ON WAV TO BRITISH WAK OFFICK thelr utter eess of the Russian fire which ap peared to be wasted on them The Russians saw men fall but the Buns were filled instantly by others from the rear lino and the advance kept DBV TO TAKE Special to The GlobeGazette Los Angeles Dec 24The Arizona prohibition law lill go Into effect January lat The special fed eral tribunal from which Injunctions were sought to prevent the enforce ment of the law refused to grant In This is a photograph of Ambassa or Page just leaving the American moassy No 4 Grosvenor Place Loii on on his way to the British war ffice The ambassador has been very active in yondon and his work in behalf of stranded Americans and has him very prominently before the public in London Chrislmas is the greatest Fes tival of all the year in all tlie world It celebrates the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ wliu Is the Prince of Peace and the King of Love it Is the festival of love it is tne glad time and the song time or ail the year The Tluee Wise ilen gave their gifts of sold frankincense and myrrh to Lhe new born Saviour Following their ex ample give gifts to those we love If a man love not his brother whom he has seen how can he love God whom he lias not seen Even the children are happier in what they give than in what they receive love and peace and happi ness With dear old Christmas come And brifhten and protect and blesi Thy heart and hearth and LeRoy C Cooley LcROY C COOLEY Pastor of Presbyterian Churcli The Christinas Spirit There have been handed down to us through the cen turies two of the greatest docu ments of history radiant with marvelous and charming de tails of the birth of the worlds Redeemer Through the in fluences of these documents and the progress of Christianity Christmas has become a festival more universally observed than any other known in history The charm of the first Christ mas and of all subsequent anni versaries of this birthday of the 8on of God and Son of Man Is due to the simple reverent un selfish loving Joyous spirit of the event The observance of Christmas is fitting and success ful In proportion as these char acteristics of the Christmas spirit have been preserved The first Christmas was characterized by the simplest and purest worship so true wor ship la an element of the Christ inas spirit This Is an element greatly lacking in the modern celebrations of the Incarnation of the Christ Tho gifts that offered the Infant King most sltcntficant the gold of all our posaesslns the frank luconce for all that we lovo or hold dear and the myrrh of the sorrows and bitterness of life Even the unlikely gifts of the bitter things of life aro welcomed by the King we adore Love always finds Its expression in giving It would not be love if it didnt give The Ijost it can give is itself It would dio if it did not share something with another The first Christmas was wholly devoid of ostenta tion Divinity chose simplicity as tlio method of its highest ex pression In these years of prosperity we are in danger of missing the true spirit of Christ mas in our habits of extrava gance The true spirit of Christ mas is the Spirit of the Christ child Do we have it M OSGOOD Pastor First Baptist Church Merry It is not without significance that we have learned to say Merry Easter ought to bo joyful to every one who catches its meaning the New Year may be happy if we so will it but Christmas must forever be merry a sea son of mirth and festivity For it commemorates the event which has brought heaven to earth lias marie weakness strong and filled UK hearts of men with laughter and song Our ancestors had caught the true Christmas spirit when they sang the old carol God rest you merrily gentle men Let nothing you dismay For Jesus Christ our Savious Was horn on Christmas Day To save us all from Satans power When we were gone WILLIAM PENCE JAMES Rector St Johns Episcopal SPIRIT OF GIVING IS TO BEJJED01NIT Churches of City Besides Trees anil Exorcises to Provide for Many of Needy Ones of City Christmas will be celebrated in all of tho churches of this city Protestant and Catholic Most of tha Protestant churches will provide Christmas trees tonight and Christ mas programs for the children of the Sunday schools The others will be held at later dates The one prominent feature in the work of the churches of thlg city this year is the efforts which they are displaying in providing baskets for tho needy of the city TUo thought of how to help tho poor seems to be uppermost in the minds of both tlie children and the older people this year Salvation Army Practically all of the churches In this city are planning on sending nt least twentyfive baskets of foot and cething from the Individual churches to the needy homes The Salvation Army lias arranged an in teresting program and have colleot ed a good sura for the purchase of Christmas dinners for the poor of the city Tho exercises are Christ mas night at the hall on South Main Grace Church Tho Grace Evangelical church has arranged a splendid program con sisting of readings and recitations and songs by the members of tho Sunday school to be given this even nyiui TODAY HARKS FULL CEN TUUY OF PEACE AMONG ENGLISH SPEAKING NATIONS ing at the church beginning prompt ly at titled A Christmas play en will also be given in which thirtytwo members of the Sunday school will tako part Presbyterian Church The Presbyterian church of this city will give a Christmas program Christmas evo at The pro gram will consist of recitations by members of the Sunday school songs both solo and In unison ex ercises and piano eoloa St Johns Church The festival of nativity will be cal ebratad by tho St Johns Episcopal church The Childrens festival services and celebration were held last evening Christmas eve this evening at Ms 40 the evening pray er will be said followed at liy the Christmas midnight eueharisl with special music and a short ser mon by the pastor At Christ mas day there will be a second cele bration of the holy eucharist ChKtsttiwi Cfcsiruli Ail of tho Christmas festivities In tho Christian church will be enjoyed next Sunday Programs will be gi ir on and the Sunday school will en joy a Christmas tree Sunday even tj Methodist Church i ne Christmas program of the Sunday school the First Metho dist churcli will he given tula oven A apodal mu boon arranged Ing at tho church sical program has and a Christmas tree for tho Sunday school will prove of great Interest to the younger members or the con gregation St Tosejih Church Special Christmas services will ba the St Joseph Catholic Early mass will be held at From a Former Pastor Be happy and make happy should be our motto in this glad Christmastide Rejoice and be glad the Redeemer has come and remember only those are actually entitled to rejoice who bow before Bethlehems man ger and accept the Christ child as their personal He is the only genuine Christ maspresent Other presents compared with Him arc like a shadow over against the real thing They may gladden us a day He will gladden us etern ally And ho isnt expensive you only need stretch out tho bond of faith and take him and ho happy And make others happy not through presents only but spread the good news to the poor held at church second mass at oclock and lato mass at Free Methodist At the Free Methodist church the Christmas programs were held last evening Baskets were distributed among the poor of the city and both ho old and young of the church took a warm interest and showed a right sort of Christmas spirit ConKregatlonul Church The Christmas services at tho Congregational church will be held Christmas night The first part of he program will be wholly musical Allowing tha musical program itereoptican slides will be shown The Congregational church members lave also prepared many baskets for Hstrlbution among the needy on Christmas day Bnmist Oluircli Christmas exercises will be given Ills evening at the Baptist church IA fine program has been arranged and practically all of the olilldruii or the Sunday school will take part Two Christmas trees have been dec orated for two poor families of this city and contributions have been taken up for the Belgian relief fund in the classes Aside from tho older members of the Sun day school have prepared baskets for some of the needy of tho city Methodist Oliapels The Calvary and Olivet chapels give their Christmas programs this evening will be on Page muuous burst ton i that forth from all ranks and de evening without stopping to inquire the con rtitlouB evinced how really sick at heart they were war tllat tu t S them tlle re maining means of subsistanco f exllilaratioi showed tself lu the illumination of moat of the windows in the lower part of Vr I3Sa Ulan Mr Carrol arrived at tho rve city hotel The street itself uminated by candles carried n the lands of tt large concourse of a resounded in the Joyful cry of Peace A peace aml ltJ f nearly two hours difficult to make al experience the revivinc The news spread town until it prepared hy at the chapels Baskets prepared and sent to the Methodist church for distribution Wth other baskets UMit church Immanncl Tmtheraii Tiie Immanual Swedisli Lutheran church will hold services on Christ mas day in the church on Rawllns street Tho early morning services CJulotta at a m day school children will in evening program Tho Sun take part Iivfcium and a Christmas tree will also be a fea turo ef the evening Union Memorial iho Tjnion Memorial church will old Christmas festival this evening at the church on East Ninth street A Christmas program will be given by tho Sunday school an 1 a Christmas tree will bo enjoyed TTriJy Family riimvli Services will be held at r oclocl and Christmas day nt tu Holy Family Catholic church Aside from thestj regular manges there will bo no furtiier Christmas pro of from town tn the further characterized the s of nvert j John Jacob r uniinatRr ram fi Church ron I Iroo ihursday evening at 7 Christmas Morning Norwegian at the church at 10 0 Evening service English at li brary hall at WAR OF 1812 WAS ENDED ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGft Receiving of News of Netjotia lion oi Treaty Weeks After wards Caused Much Rejoic ing Tliioujjliout Land Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D Dec Americas Christmas present 100 years ago was the Treaty of Ghent which put an ond to the two conflict with England known as thqi War 1812 The treaty of peaca was signed in the little Holland town of Ghent on Christmas 24 1814 and it was heartily welcomed in England as in the United States Although one of the signers of t peace contract is now at war in greatest European struggle of all time tho day was not passed with out exchange of felicitations between the heads of the two great English speaking nations The centeunary was a big day In diplomatic circles for much has been learned of treat ies since the little gathering in Ghent adjusted tho differences of tha war of a century ago The Treaty of Ghent has stood the test of time Unv der it have been settled many dis putes to the greatest importance to the two big nations It is hailed as a great landmark in international in tercourse News did not travel so rapidly a hundred years ago as it does today with the facilities of the cable and lhe wireless and instead of reading their gift on Christmas morning it was six weeks later before the in habitants of the Atlantic coast cities learned that the war which had ruin commurce was ended Uie first news of the signing of tho treaty was brought by Charles Cart rol one of the secretaries of American Commissioners who ed In New York on the British of war Favorite February 11 it has coine said one of the news Panen of the day on Monday Feb for oven a treaty of peace did Tho minf OIU a the public expressions of tumultuous   

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