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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1916, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWEEK WEEKLY GlobeGazette Telephones For Editorial Rooms Call 28 For Business office call S3 REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THK IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS Tail tonight arfl cooler west portion tonight mid portion Friday VOL XXIII IOWA THUIISDAY FEBRUARY 17 1916 NO 103 Clear Luke High School Declamatory Contest Attracts Large Throng of Nnmes of Winners CHARGED WITH HELPING WRECK THE NEW ENG LAND RAILROAD BEGAN SUITS TO HARASS ROAD IN EARLY NINETIES Then the Road Went Into tlie A jC Hands of a Receiver and Fin ii r Turned Up in the Pas I session of the New Haven Road Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Washington Feb Storey a Boston attorney charged before the judiciary subcommittee of the senate that Louis D Brandsis helped wreck the New York and New England railroad in 1S02 and 1893 with the result that it was absorbed Haven railroad as to Brandeis reputation ivas si lawyer testified I think In the Boston bar is that he IB very capable veryenergetic aid it necessary to advance his ob ba is not scrupulous as to his nor Is he to ba Storey had been summoned by the committee In Its inquiry into the fit ness ot Brandeis Senator Walsh told the witness that G Barron of Boston had said Brandeis was OKCB employed to help wreck the New England railroad 1 think that It la said Storey He described thd New England as a competitor oC the New Haven between Boston and Now York Shortly be tore the spring of Storey said the NBW Haven began to harass the New England which ran part of the way to New York over the New Haven tfacks The New Haven first refus ed to advance freight for the New England It seriously Interferred vrfth its trains and there was every indication that it was the purpose of til Nw Haven road to destroy the New England road In the spring of 1892 Mr Brandeis brought a series of ten suits against the New England railroad in Massachusetts Connecti cut and Rhode Island He was acting ostensibly for N F Goldsmith a Bostofi liquor dealer and small New England stockholders and some asso Storey then related in de tail how after the New Englands fi nances had been impaired by these suits prosecuted by Brandeis the New England had been forced into a receivers bands and then emerged as the property of the Now Haven Storey charged Brandeis as really working for the New Haven officials all the time Special to The GlobeGazette Clear Lake Feb Thompson who read Ben Hur and in the dramatic class at the ligh school declamatory contest re ceived tha first honors for the Athen au society of the high school Miss Thompson read the piece with splen did expression It was a difficult selection and because of her apparent ase of delivery and excellent traln ng she was able to take first place Misa Thompson will represent Clear Lake high school in the presectional ontest of the Northeast Iowa High School Declamatory association that will be held the 10th of March in Osage Her alternate will be Miss Mildred Aitchlson who gave Helen aiKl won second place Misa Aitchlson represented the Colonial society and her selection ranked lose to first The Athenian society was again ranked in the third place by Miss Beatrice Phelps who read Whos Afraid a clever little piece full of sparkling wit and humor The high school orchestra furnished splendid music for the entertainment of the audience and a solo given by Max Olson The results oC the claas standing is Dramatic class Ruth Thompson first Mildred Altchison second Paul Cooper third Humorous class Beatrice Phelps first Hua Goodell second Jeanne Wolfe third Izetta Lucas fourth Miss Laurlne Beaumont an alum nus of the local high school trained the contestants Her efficient serv ices and excellent ability was ex pressed by her pupils in the contest last evening Much credit Is due Miss Beaumont for the splendid suc cess of the evenings program The contest was held In the Meth odist church which was filled to over flowing The judges were Prof W W A Ottilie of Nora Springs and Rev W G Thomas Miss Agues Heibfg Shipp all of Mason City WOKST STORM SINCE WAR BEGAN SWEEPS OVER FRANCE ALSO RUSSIANS FEELING GOOD OVER CAPTURE EZERUM Turks Come Back However With Claim of Defeat of English at Bathia and of the Russians on the Caucmau Front Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Paris Feb gale swept Erance yesterday and caused sorioii damage In Paris and also in the provinces A number of shipwrecks have been reported from the marl Une districts Channel services have been delayed and at some points entirely interrupted Many tele graph wires and many trees were blown down and a number of per sona were killed or injured in Paris by falling tiles and chimneys Re ports from the front describe the weather for the last fortyeight hours as the worst experienced since the war began The gale was par ticularly severe In the Belgian dis tricts where roofs were blown off the houses trees uprooted many persons were badly Injured and a lilg section of territory waa flooded PENNSYLVANIA IS OUT TO HAKE HER TRIAL TESTS OF SPEED GREATEST DREABNAUGHT AFLOAT ON SEAS TODAY Biittiadside Fioui Hoc Guns Would Be Greater Than That of the English Queen helh Pride of HriHsh Navy COMMITTEE DID NOT WANT TO PRECLUDE CHANCE TO NAME HUGHES WHITMAN FORCES BEATEN IN DELEGATE SELECTION ISTHEIj 1KAD 1 Body of Formei Mnson City Givl Arrives in Today The body of Ethed Randall tho daughter of E M Ilandall of St Paul who died at Glonwood was brought to Mason City for burial this morning Miss Randall was about years old and for some time had been receiving care at Glenwood Short services will bo held at the Ilandall undertaking rooms and also atthe grave at 3 oclock this after noon Randail is a former resident of Mason City but is now in the r livestock commission business at St a Paul WATERLOO HAS Gns and Electric Company 25 Year Continuance j Waterloo Iowa Feb ex Bjtension of tywentyflve years was In a franchise to tho Citi jsons Gas and Electric company here SVlonday by a vote of to 769 proVJslon ot the franchise is that tho company shall erect a power plant to cost about and a half million will be spent in ma torlal and labor between now and Tan 1 1917 Light and power will je supplied to a large number of rlties and towns and to rural com in this section The site the new power plant Is on tho ust bank ot the river and a sea all twentytwo foot high will be Because of the near accident near the corner of State and Michigan about noon yesterday when a woman was struck by a rock hurled by a blast from the excavation for the M B A cellar und largo rocks thrown over into the Central school yard a sharp warning was given those In charge by city officers today This morning Commissioner C A Cadwell superintendeit of public safety had Oharlss Hayes who is in charge tho excavation come to his office for tho purpose of telling him at what hours the blasting ci It lio done The city lias the right to fix tnr hours at which blasting can be on work like this and in the future Commissioner Cadwell will not per mit the firing of shots at any hours when persons are on the street It is expected that future blasting will bo done before a m Persons who wero In the vicinity said that school children were en dangered by the blast in question yesterday In custody of a deputy sheriff from Marshalltown William and Tno Rickoff arrested yesterday at tho request of authorities of that city when they stepped from tho north bound JI St Ii passenger ware returned to Marshalltown last night It appears that they are charged with tho larceny of a quantity of corn from tho farm of August Fin ger who filed information It is said they sold tho corn at Liscomb and left town Tlie local officers gained the Im pression that it is a landlord and tenant dispute The Rickoffs seem ed to feel certain that there would be no trouble in clearing their skirts of the larceny charge Tho wife of one of them lives here and ha sent her the checks for his trunks in one of which he said his leaso on the farm from which the orn Is said to have come was pack ed OUT HIS FIXK Hampton Feb the young man who a fow weeks ago was bootlegging and ran up against Sheriff Schwefger as a customer is laying In jail serving out his fine of 125 and costs He was Indicted by the grand jury and pleaded guilty to tho charge of selling liquor unlaw fully and confessed in open court that It was intoxicating liquor he sold Turks Claim Victories Special to Tho GlobetGazette Constantinople FeTx 17 Tho one ot the British pjipedl tions ia Mesopotamia In a battle with the Turks near Batiha west of Korna amounted to two thousand of ficers and men according to tho of ficial announcement issued by tho Turkish war department under data of Feb 16 The statement also says the Russians lost five thousand men in killed In a three day battle on the Caucasian front Special to The GlobeGazette Newport News Feb su perdreadnaught Pennsylvania the largest battleship yet built for the United States navy left the plant of tho Newport News Shipbuilding company for Rockland Maine to run tlie official speed and endurance trials The first two days the voyage will bo devoted to tests of tho warship by her builders The government runs will begin Felmi avy 22 with the standardisation trial over a measured mile course off the Maine port The Pennsylvania with hor main battery of twelve 14inch rifles mounted in four turrets on the center line is declared by naval experts to bo the most powerful sea fighter afloat A broadside from her big guns would weigh eighteen thou sand pounds which is said to be greater than the broadside fire of tho Queen Elizabeth of the British navy which mounts fifteen inch guns The is six hundred feet long Governor Is Endorsed on State Ailmhiislralioii and Is Given Place on Delegation But Is Nol Made Chairman As He Wished Uuss Get Turks Special to The GlobeGazette Petrograd Feb official Messenger estimates tiie Turkish gar rison at Brzerum the capture of which was announced jesterday as one hundred thousand men It is also estimated that more than one thousand guns wero captured It Is said there were 4G7 guns in tho out er forts and 374 guns in the central fnrlg and two hundred field guns at Erzeriirn Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb ad vices to the war department toll of an alleged plan of the Mexicans on the American side of the border par ticularly in California and Texas for an expedition to cross into Northern Mexico to embarrass tho Carranza government Major General Funs ton commanding tha American forces on the border has been noti fied to take steps to prevent any vio lations of American neutrality Xew York Fob repub lican national campaign will bo wag ed as a fight for adequate military preparedness and tariff reform op position to granting early independ ence to tho Philippines and insist ence oC a vigorous stand for Ameri can rights both in Mexico and in re lation to the European war ai cordiug to the keynote platforu adopted by the republican state con vention The outlines of the platform National Safets First Exposition to Be Held at Smithsonian Institute Federal Deyart mont Bureaus Will Take Part MASONIC DEGRRK WORK Frank S Moses grand mnstor and W R Parvin grand secretary of tho Iowa Lodge of A F and A M were present at a special meeting of tho local blue lodge last night for work in the third degree Following tho work short talks wero made by both the grand officers the topics of which wore on the gbneral teachings of Masonry Following the talks the lodge had eats at the Vcrmllya cafe The officers loft this morning Mr Moses is an attorney at Clinton and Mr Parvin Is the librarian of the library at Cedar Rap ids HOOX REACH VEKlHOT Only ten minutes wag required for the jury in tho case of Mullaney vs The Farmers Oil Tractor Co to de cide upon the amount to bo given the plaintiff for labor of men and teams in construction work at the plant tlio company started south of city Tbo case was onco tried in justice court and appealed bond being filed to cover the judgment Mullaney was today awarded Tho next case called was the Wi nona Wagon Co against Henry IIcimsncBS growing out of I he finan cial difficulties of the Heimsness Implement Co in which S A Schneider aceks to intervene Selec tion of a jury in this case was be gun at oclock this morning PTjAXTS PUHCIIASRD Orange City Iowa Feb Several weeks ago an agent who refused to state whom lie was rep resenting secured options on light ing plants in about twenty north western Iowa towns Tho agent closed a dnal yester day for flic purchase of the Orange City plant which la owned by F W Michel The price Is It is understood that lighting and power plants In about twenty towns in this section have been or will bo purchased Eventually power for all theao plants it is un derstood will bo furnished by one Inrge Institution LeMara Sheldon Granville Paulina Remsen and Rock Valloy are among the towns Included In the Special to The GlobcGazetto Washington Feb 17 Cabinet gossip took strong trend toward the possible transfer of Secretary Hous ton from thu department of agricul ture to the war department Dr Thompson president of tho Ohio State University is discussed as a successor to Houston Special to Tho GlolioGaxette Chicago Feb Xicho 1ns Hunt announced aa his conclu sion that lean Cronos assistant chef of the University Club IK wanted for putting poison in the soup served at the banquet to ArchbiBbop Muu deltn last Thursday here is hiding in New York or Boston The Boston police have heen asked to niako an especially rigid search ROAD COXTKAOT IS IJET AT Twenty Miles of Now Ifuvkoye iHKhwny Will He Improved Dubuquo Iowa Foil largest road contract ever awarded In Iowa has hoon pwarded by Diibiifiiu county It calls for the improvement of twen ty mllea of the new high way and will cost Tho next largest contract lot in the state it Is said was awfinlcil by Polk county for tlio emotion of numerous and bridges scattered throughout to county and calling for an expenditure of which was approved unanimously wero in the speech of for mer Senator Eliliu Root There was no difference of opinion apparent among tho 832 delegates in regard to platform but a bitter fight was precipitated by the attempt of the supporters of Governor Whitman to obtain an unqualified Indorsement blij and to force his nomination as chairman of the dele gation to the national convention in Chicago Delegation Uiilnstructcd The net result was that New York state will send an untnstructed con vention if tho action of the conven tion Is uphold by the voters at tho primary election In April A determined fight led by Honry L Stimson to obtain a resolution rec ommending Mr Root as Now Yorks favorite son for the presidency wan defeated in tho committee on reso lutions anil a counter that no presidential candidate be In passed unanimously The principal ground upon wliicli the opopnents of the n fought was that au of Mr Root would preclude the possi bility of New York putting forward Justice Charles E Hughes as the slates candidate for thcj presidency Nicholas Murray Butler chairman of the committee issued a formal statement in which lio said Mr Root himself was opposed to the use his name BarnesWhitman Clash The big battle In the convention was fought out between the old lino organisation republicans under the leadership of William Barnes the supporters of Governor Whitman The Barnes men entered the conven tion with the nvowerl purpose of ro fnslng an indorsement of the Whit man administration and preventing the governor from heading the New York delegation to the naional con vention The question of indorsement endod Jn i compromise by which two reso lutions were presented one dealing exclusively with national affairs and the other commending Govornot ICWhitman3 conduct of the state ad ministration This partial victory of the governor offset liy acompleto defeat of the question of the national delegates Tho Whitman forces had united all their strength In an effort o nom inate David Taync Hill of Rochester ns one of the big four The Bamos faction declared themselves opposed to Dr Hill and presented instead tho nnmcof William Berri of Brooklyn Sal lo Four Hours After a fight which lasted four hours the committno on delegates fi nally agreed on United States Sen ator Tames Wadswortb Charles S Whitman Frederick C Tanm r and Elon n Brown republican lead or in the state senate As Wadsworth Tanner and Brown are reputed anti Whitman men the committees deci sion waa accepted as a defeat for Governor Whitman The committee further announced that no recommendation would be made as to chairman of the big four in spite of Governor Whitmans pub lic declaration that ho expected to named as head of tlie national delegation To ad n point to the an nounuement Senator Wadswortus name headed the Hat given out by the committee and was the first In nomination at tho convention According to custom tho first dele gate namlaated acts as chairman al though the matter of leader is left for final decision to the dolegatea them Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb national safety first exposition will be held by the government bureaus all next week at the Smithsonian Institution Twentytwo bureaus of six federal departments will take part in tho demonstration of what the federal government is doing to conserve life and limb health and vigor of Its ci tizens President Wilaon is enthusiastic about the exposition and hopes to at tend during one day of tbe safety first demonstrations He writes that every manufacturer every railroad man every miner every op erator every workman and every hu mane person in the country ought to be rescuer of tlie bureau of mine who braves the poisonous gas es and saves a miner from death the coast guard who at the peril oC own life saves the passengers of a helpless vessel from death tho sur geon of the public health service wlio stops a dreaded scourge in its incipi ency and saveg thousands of lives the engineer who succeeds in reduc ing the hazards of his industry to its men and the man who brings about bettor conditions of living among the consider all types of the lioio who will be most regarded In the near wrote tbe presi dent Motion pictures lecture and mod els of apparatus in use by the differ out services and when practicable apparatus Itself are to lie feat ures of this government exhibition IIOAVEVEH HE ASKS FOR FUUTHEIl ASSURANCES FROM GERMANY AS TO ITS POLICY OF AOT SINKING MERUIANTMJCN liicj Grrnma Shinier Vimns His Coundy o IiivHo lio ill Will of us Fatlicr Ifind Would Sulier Fearful Results Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb Lansing has accepted the Lusitaniu agreement as acceptable to the Unit etl States but asked Bernstorff for Not pidy will the peopTc of that Germany will not tional capital and the members of congress have opportunity to become familiar with tho ideas convoyed by the exposition but the leaders in the safety first movement in all parts of the country have been Invited to attend The bureau of surgery and medi cine the Navy will illustrate first aid In war caring for the wounded lifesaving at sea particularly with lifebuoys and lifeboats safety de vices used in fire and enginerooms carry Its policy of sinking merchant mcut without warning to liners even if they carry defensive armament The question of what constitutes defensive armament is to be determ ined later in a way not yet agreed upon It Is suggested that the United States may propose mounted on the stern of cap of swung from fifteen to tiiirty degrees In either direction might come within that class It is stated authoritatively that Germany in connection with ordnance and for because of unusual position can sirges trnnsportation of injured at sea lllot an1 wil1 I1OL Tlic coast guard service will tlu lilllted States as It now two boats on hand such as are used stluuls carrying arms in the service One is an oldtimor lsha immune from attack under which has a long record in llfosav assurances ins and the other a modern powerGermany is prepared lo inform driven selfbailing surf boat The tlo lrilie States that it passenger work of tlie steamboat inspection seri111018 IcavinK tlle limited Slatps ports ice in enforcing the laws coverin iwiUl lnfellsivc armament are to ho j safety devices on the water will also be illustrated Another interesting exhibit whici fvoni submarine attack without warning as the Gorman gov ernment promised last September Berlin gov iissuranroH expects some has been prepared is a mineiescu 1C outfit including apparatus that ables the res filled with types of safely lamp Many other equally things are to be shown and the whole exhibition will be devoted to tlieils rescuer to Dieuthe In llllovs wiu not Hiibmcr ith poisonous gases ami sllllos safely lamps Von BprnHtonl Ilio German ambassador has an ouiwKiiiienl to Secretary Lansing lie o convoy this view iu things which are conserving life and 11nply to tlle sttitoriiput of health now recognized as one of tho that it is desirable tho most important movements of the GermU1 Rovornmenl a ilcclarn prescnt day ss in Ivirc of Sunday Sutis Adjusted by utivcH of Insurance Co At a mooting of the official board Of tlio Christian church last night the following men wero appointed a building committee H J Prusia John D C J E Sundell C H L E Newcomer and C 11 Dc Voe Tho work of cleaning tho debris preparatory to rebuilding will be gin at once A satisfactory adjnstmcat of tlio insurance has been made s r i COBUS SSVST nirv AT IlKf IMIOM Iowa City Iowa Feb I tion thill in carrying out its new sub marine campaign of sinking ivvmcd mercluuitment without warning af Feinnary It intended to alitdo by the assurances it gave in tho Ar abic oiso that liners not Ijn atlacUed without warning unless they attempted to resist Such as surances as it is indicated Germany may nnw ask probably would apply only to Italian shipa aa British sengercarryinp liners have not been armor nvnn small BHIIH allowed for defensive purposes since tlio out break of tlio war Rounds Warning London Amsterdam dispatchto the Exchange Telegraph company Kays that tlio manaror of one of the groat shipping companies in an interview in tho nrcmen expresses lie most ptssImisUo opinion concerning the of pos sibe breach of relations brtwoen Germany and the United Hlales shipper who tho dlspntch says believed to ho Albert Ballin direc tor general of tho HamburgAmeri can stcamshin company is as follows A bread of Germanys relations with America would have a most serious All money and munitions would IMS at tbe disposal of the ontento allies Wo would have o lake over feeding of tho Belgians and Ameri cas attitude probably would induce oilier nnulrnlR lo attack us All of our ships would finally bo inlornixl orls lucky enough to receive invitaiin American ports would lake tlcna to the Junior Prom one of enormous wealth from us and our the big social functions at the Uni versity of Iowa will buy their own flowers if they wear any The par ty committee has decided to abolish tho custom of providing flowers lielleviing tho annual event will bo mado more democratic by this means The prom will bo held March 1 COMMITTKrc Members of tho committee ap pointnd to draft a plan of tlon for a commercial club or a chamber of congress will hold an other tomorrow night This will be one of the last meetings the committee will hold before report Ing Us recommendations to the busi ness men of ths city at a meeting to be called for the plight would bo most difficult When tho war is over Germany will havo to replenish her stocks of raw ma terials Do not let us entertain any illusions wltli ragard to England Sho will continue her commercial warfare long after tho military oper ations are 1IKKK Messrs George Buck in an City A Johnson Garner iCellogg Calmar Walter McWwen Hampton and Claud Demo Xora Springs managers of the Glldnor Bros chain stores arc in the city to day buying goods for their respective establishments Mr Johnson was for merly head clerk at the local store
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