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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1916, Mason City, Iowa                                Far Business offtco call 33 For Editorial Rooms Call 28 GIobeGawrtte Telephones 1 rWICEAWEEK WEEKLY REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY Til 1C IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS The Weather Snow Hud colder tonight Ilusdiiy unsettled and colder nrobnhlv southeast por tion XXIII T UfiSDAY MARCH 14 1916 NO 123 PFUNSTON SAYS THEUE is TROUBLE IN CONCEN TRATING CAVALRY FOR ATTACK NOT PHOBA5JLB COLUMN WILL CROSS LINE TODAY General Perching Who Will Command Forces ami ranza Commander BfoUl Con ference Today ranza it is safd the Carranza troops near the border would be able to execute a flank movement against the American column At jort Sam Houston It was thought the delay would allow the excite ment along the border tp and give time for further strength ening of border points Special to the GlobeGazette Washington Mar UnJted States this afternoon accepted General Osirrivuzus Pronosfll for u reciprocal agreu liient by which either his troops or American troops mny pursue the iiimdits on cither side of the bonier The noto of acceptance was scut fai to General at Querataro to the GlobeGazettot yr Mar jj of official den tills reports sisted here thai cav nlry on tho Arizona side lml gathered for immediate cros sing of the fllexUfaii boider and that they iiujjht so across at any moment An guard of several cavalry troops collected on that border two days ago tho prospect that it niicht bo the first force into Mexico Tlie point where tho cavalry is re ported as KatheriiiK to cuter AlcUico is on the Arizona boun dary neai San Mexico A reassuring was hold here between Gen Iorsh Ine and General Gavira Iur 1ns the conference word arriv ed from Washington unoffi cially that roiiesfc to cross tho American border inijlht bo granted Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March war department was still without advices this morning as to whether American troops had crossed tho border Into Mexico Secretary Baker said he had not heard of any crossing and reit erated his promise to make that news public as soon as it reached him He added that the mornings dis patches contained nothing of im portance that could be made public IteIistiibuto Patrols Special to the CSloboGozotto Douglas Mar distribution of the First and Twelfth cavalry as border patrols from Negates eastward to New Mexico has been announced here They will take the place of the Seventh and Tenth cavalry In Nogalcs Port and Naco Railways Slow Special to the Gloetaushrrtfvmiuiut Gen Funston said that an nouncement of the expeditions ac tual start Ineo Mexico probably would come from Gen Persliing to would be left decision aa to the exact hour for setting the movement afoot A shortage of rolling stock Fun ston said was hindering the con centration of cavalry at the base of operations and this was one reason why movement today was unlikely The fault he said rested with the railroads west of El Paso We have been transporting men n box cars he said If this had been merely an infantry expedition we could hare been in Mexico at Villas very Funaton continued but this is largely a cavalry move ment and that is why there has been Light was thrown on the sUe of the expeditionary force by Fun stou who said When this move ment is completed there will be on ly six or eight regiments left in the United States other than those troops stationed along the border for patrol Muc Special to the GlobeGazette El Paso Mar re vealed tlie beginnings of the expe ditionary force which the United States Is gathering along the border west of lie re for tlie pursuit of Vil la Mountain guns unloading dur ing the night are In readiness at Columbus the sceiie of Villas raid the first armed camp to develop evidences that H has beeu selected as ono of the starting points for tlie pursuit column Fiftyseven carloads of battery mules and trans port animals also arrived and gavo evidence that more guns are com ing Eleven hundred men were in camp tills morning About 200 miles west of here troop trains were reported passing various points during the night as the re sult of orders released Fiidaiy by the war department What ppirits except Columbus colunmavltaye not developed but considerable tivity is noted on the Arizona bor der near Nogales and also near a small Mexican settlement called San Bernardino In that region several troops of cavalry are re ported In readiness for action A column entering Mexicrj from one of these Arizona border points would havre a fairly iirssi route to the mountain passes in Sonora through which apprehension has been expressed that Villa might es cape from the Chihuahua territory into which he retreated Nogales reported that a few cannon have been discovered In the Mexican hills facing the American boundary near there But elsewhere along the line where American trops are ga thering there are uo signs of a dis quieting nature Activity alons the Mexican side is reported Reports here that army officers at Columbus are puz zled at the attitude of the Garranza troops a few miles across the boun dary were flatly denied upon in vasligation The army information is that troops had gathered at Palomas about twelve miles across the line from Colum bus and that the conduct of these troops is exemplary Those Palomas troops are part of a great ring that Cnrranza officers at Matamoros say they are drawing about the desert and mountain refuges of Villa Tlve northern sector of this ring appears to bo gathering In a position to make it rest between Villa and the assembling American ccjlumna on the American side of the border OF AFFAIRS H Carl Smith 105 OPENED COUNCIL UECKIVKS I5IDS ON EIGHT MOKE PROPOSALS FOK STREET WORK UE VIUJOUN AND IlltYANT PEOPLE GET CONTRACTS Bids for Coiieiele Pmement Lower Thau Those Submit ted al Previous Call Tor Pro posals NO INFANTRY ATTACK RE PORTED THAT SEC TION OF FRONT TODAY Thought For a Time it Might Prove Serious But It Was Fiually Ilrok eu Up San Antonio March 1 move ment of the expeditionary forces Which will search for Villa is prob able today General Funston has an nounced Tho general said that preparations for tho expedition are going right ahead despite Carranzas notification tot tho Washington gov ernment that lie would not consent to American troops entering Mexi co unless Carranza troops are al lowed to enter the United States It Is officially announced that Brig adier General John J Persliing will command the expeditionary forces Goneral Funston said he had receiv ed no notification from Washington to hold back tho expedition while ne gotiations were completed with Oar Bloro Delay Special to the GlobeGazette San Antonio Mar army circles here it la pointed out that the start of the expeditionary forces for the capture of Villa ia liable to be further delayed pending the set tlement of Ciwranzas inquest to send Mexican troops into the United States Some agreement will haiO to he reached between Caranaa and the American government it is wild before the search can be start ed If a column should enter Mexi co and the United States later Ehshould become embroiled with TI i Confer El Paso March Ga briel Oavira commandingthe Car ranza forces at Juarez came to El Paso today to hold a conference with General Pershhig in command at Ft Bliss General Gavira said that the conference would be held at the Mexican consulate here Gavira brought tho news that cavalry troops had been dispatched from Laguna on line of old Mexican Cen tral railway north of Chihuahua City direct to Casas Grandes to aid 500 members of the Mormon colony concentrated at that point but now cut off from communication witli cither Chihuahua City or Juarez Ga vira received news of the new cav alry movement from General Garza It followed immediately on the re port of a scout train that made a run down the Mexican and North woatenv lino in the direction ol Casas Griuidoa but turned back upon sea ing smoke ahead at Santa Sofia which seemed to come from a burn ing bridge Villa was reported in the neigh borhood of Corrnlltoa not far dis tant Assuming that Villas forces were there the train returned Reply to Request Washington March Unit ed States will reply to Carranzos request for a reciprocal agreement for crossing of the troopa at the Mex ican border late today after Secre tary Lansing has conferred with President Wilson It Is indicated that Carranzas request will be ao epted Street department officials were somewhat alarmed for a time Sun day evening when an ice gorge form ed first under and later Just above the Willow Creek bridge at Jackson street Instead of flowing on top of the ice surface water coining into the creek in the Wildwood vicinity worked its way under it and lifted the ice cautsng it to break up and rush down stream At the Jackson street bridge the big blocks com menced to pile up For a time there was a real gorge hut it was finally opened at each end and the water receded rapidly The snow and ice water Is now so nearly gone that even if the gorge should reform street officials do not anticipate any serious trouble To Share In Hig All Connected With It Well Satis fied Both With AtteiKlaUG and Transacted The best autjomoblle show held this season in any of the smaller cities of the west closed Saturday night at the Armory when the sec ond annual exhibition of the Mason City Automobile Dealers associa tion came to an end The verdict of best Js awarded to the Mason City show by men who attended It who have been at shows all this winter Wihen a salesman like many of the branch men for both auto manufacturers and acces sories Johers has ben going from show to show all winter and seing nothing but shows he Is bound to become competent to make compari sons A number of the accessory men say that for attendance and business done there is no show even in cities considerably larger than this one that has been any better The exhibits were first class also every foot of available space being used Iowa City Iowa March These men say that the proportion Sharing in the estate ofjof live prospects in tlie attendance the famous Egyptologist Theodorehere was exceptionally high and the Davis Mrs Ira J Alder of Iowa dealers verify this A number of City the kinswoman of tho old time Iowa City man who died a last year will about millionaire In Florida will inherit under his After making some of the most remarkable explorations and exhumations of record In Egypt Mr Davis returning to America vdsited in the south and there died His will has been filed for probate in the New York courts MAN INJURKD Dubuque March 13 Louis Schwartz driver of an oil wagon lies In a local hospital with terrible injuries about the lower part of his body and probably will die as a re sult of the Injuries and exposure He was caught between the over turned wagon and the frozen ground where ho laid tor several hours until found and given tepa porary care by the monks at New Mellary monastery south of this city twelve mile9 sales were made at the show every dealer claiming some but most of them are a little backward about openly announcing tlie amount of business done One agency reported the sale of twelve cars during show week Friendship Ceases As the show was necessarily a partnership affair the real work of folowing up prospects who were not ready to buy on the spot when they visited the show last week had to be passed up From today on all friendship anjong the salesmen ceas ed and the man who gave them any ground to think he was In the mar ket will have little peace from now on until ha has made his selection NATIOXAJO JJAXKS CALL Special to The GlobeCJazette Washington March comptroller of the currency hasls suod a call to all national banksRe quiring them to report their condi tion nt tho olose of business March 7 Proposals for the paving in eight different places in Mason City liids for which were rejected when pro posals were received a few weeks ago were opened by the city council this morn ing The other bids were rejected because the bids on con crete were considered too high being as high as the bids for asphalt Though but two firms bid on con crete today their bids were consid erably lower LbTin those received be fore On seven of tlie jobs concrete will be laid and on the other one as phalt The Bryant Paving Co of Waterloo bidding per square vard for the pavement and 8 cents jer foot for curbing the same as it iiid before got one proposal No 1 overlngSecond avenue from Ada to Alexander Crescent drive from Sixth to Seventh und Maple from Seventh to Crescent drive The other seven proposals were awarded to the Dearborn Construc tion Co of Waterloo for reInforced concrete paving at per yard for 3SI cents for curb These streets are Main street from Henderson to Davis street Stanbery street west of Mason boulevard East Driimmond from Sheridan to Raw Una several alleys in different parts of street from Main to the Decker packing plant East State street from the Milwaukee tracks down Into the Gale Young addition to Tonawiuula street and Sheridan street from Miller to Hunt ley The Stanbery street contract will however be held up until method oC for the north side of the street along which runs the M C C b right of way is worked out The contract ot the Bryant Company for tho east end of this street from Main street to Mason boulevard is also held up for the same reason ARTILLERY EXCHANGES ARE STILL CONTINUING latnticiit From European OfHcis Disclose Lidc Activ ity on Either SitkYesterday ELECIED T Vote Early In the Ony Very Candidates numerous and Work injl Harder This Afternoon At p three hundred fifty votes had been cast Four school directors and a school treasurer are being elected today by the voters of the Inde pendent district of Mason Oity School elentioua are today being held all over the stute of Iowa W G 0 Bagley candidate to fill the vacancy caused by tile resig nation of 03 W Vroom who was appointed to fill the vacancy has opposition Neither has A H Gale present school treasurer who is a candidate for roeleclion or the other three positions on the board there are several candi dates Three full term directors In stead of one are being elected be cause of tlie transition of the city to the first from the second class F II Cotton present director la a candidate to succeed himself Other candidates are Allan Beck T1 C Goodman Stone nn Miss Gertrude Becker Vote The voting was very light eaKiy in tlie dny but It wns thought that activity of the candidates and their friends would send many persons to tlie polls during tlie afternoon Talked Out of J F Shaible of the City National bank is having to put up with a good deal of good natured kid ding this afternoon because he al lowed himself to be literally talk ed out of his The talker was A H Beecher ono of he so cialist party leaders hero Beecher came up to the clerks desk to get a ballot and exorcise his franchise Just after Mr Shalbles nnme had been entered on the books and a bnllot handed to him I challenge that voto said Beecher for the afterward admit ted purpose of starting an argu ment and giving those about the polls something to Iftlk about Ml Shaible camo right back nt a kidding reply to tho challenge and then others joined a rather lengthy conversa tion ensued All the tluia Mr Sbaible held the ballot In hla Special to The GlobeGazelle Paris Mch was no in fantry fighting last night in the re gion north ol Verdun according in announcement by Hie Frencht war office Artillery activity aloug tills front however continues MOVING OAK THAlKS Soulli of Kighth Strevt Moved Over Today The street railway extra gang is today moving the car track between Eighth street and a point about mid way between Sixth and Seventh streetsi to the east side of the street 10 make way for sewer This necessisates discontinuance of to Norlhwesterii and Great Western Hock Island depots until tlie tracks are again laid In erurban cars will huve to turn at Huntley street DITIHQCKS MOW RRCIA I C LUIS Iowa March buq lies new commercial club Is now firmly established Its mem bers gathered at their fine club house last night for the first real get together meeting and to meet the new secretary Paul Rankin who has assumed charge of the clubs affairs Attorney T J Fitz patrlck acted as master of ceremon ies Among the out of town guests was Lieut Gov Harding of Sioux City The cjjy this morning received from Charles 8 Kidcler bank ers and bond brokers of Chicago drafts for and interest at 5 per cent from Feb 1 to pay for tlie sewerage disposal plant bonds the company bought This moans that all the cash to pay for the Improvement is now on band and the worlv cnn be paid for promptly on completion Special to he GWbefinzetto Monterey March in Monterey Presidio was totally des troyed by fire this morning about nix hours after being vacated by the troops of the First cavalry who left for the Mexican border Firemen at tempting to extinguish the flames found the water supply had been cut without having gone to a bootli to mark It Finally without thinking what he was doing he handed the ballot back to the clerk and it wns drop ped unmarked into the box Now Voters A iiirpriHing number of u torcd voters whose names did not appear on the city poll books ap peared und swore m their votes to day It la apparent that tho candi dates and their friends havebeen making an earnest effort to a ood wto out Tolls Scandinavian Delegation is to Mini TJm Jnsurijiji Ience of NaUirn Special to tlie Washington Mar Wilson told a delegation of Scandi navians that nothing ia nearer ilia heart than keeping the United States out of the war lie was as sured by the leaders of the delega tion that hla efforts oil behalf of peace had been strongly approved throughout the country Tells Colleagues Xothint Is Ho As Tiiluinj Action on IrormreOiiess Mcasuifs Special to the OloboCiizoltr Washington March Borah republican urged tho senate to diop all other legislation and im mediately consider the national pr program in view of can geunnces tlmt might arise finm the decision to pursue Villa in Mexlro Chairman OhaiuherUitn of tlie mili tary committee told the scnato that in his opinion the United States army did not ouoiiKii soldiers to cope with Mexico or enough equipment lie added ho would not be surprised to see all Mexicans rally urniind Villa VACATION KOK Washington March hns gone to American Ambassador Ger ard at Berlin authorizing him to leavo Ills post for a vacation Ho may go to to rocuperato from the effects of a fall siiiitninod while participating In winter apoita some weeks ago State department officials said thero was absolutely no political significance In granting leave to Gernrd at this tirno   

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