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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1916, Mason City, Iowa                                THE MASON CITY WEEKLY GLOBE GAZETTE GLOBEGAZETTE classified advertising is a solvent for the most of the little troubles which creep into the routine of daily affairs REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OP THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS The Weather Partly cloudy probnbly local thunderstorms tliis nftoinoon or tonight in northeust portion 1Yidny generally tulr contin ued warm MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 17 1916 NO 253 MOST NOTED MEDICAL MEN OF COUNTRY GATHER AT WASHINGTON TODAY SEEK MEANS TO FIGHT INFANTILE PARALYSIS ARTILLERY DUELS FURNISH PRINCIPLE EXCITEMENT ALONG SOMME NO INFANTRY ATTACKS DURING THE LAST DAY I Artillery Is Removing Some of the Biggest Obstacles to Re sumption of General Attack Special to Th GlobeGazette Paris Aug violent artillery duel is In progress north of Maure in the Somuie region saya the war office statement today There were no infantry attacks during the night Operations on three differ ent parts of the Somme front yes day resulted in the reiuovial of apma of the barriers ol the powerful German defensive system The re iiinption of a methodical drive oE the Trejicb troops after the disappearance f these obstacles Is expected to bring fUrXEergainB ieniont and Maurepas In the actions yesterday the French attained as cendancy over their adversary during the fighting around Guillemont and Maurepas road The Germans still have a hold in the northwest part Maurepas but the French by rea son of their success in that have a dominating position menacing jthe German communications NEARLY SIX THOUSAND PEO PLE PAID ADMISSION TO NORTH IOWA FAIR WEDNESDAY JUDGING ABOUT IN ALL CULLS PRESENTS OF 10 GOES OVER HEADS OF MAN AGERS AND SUMMONS EXECUTIVES TO 11 ASIIINGTON POLICE CHIEFS ESCAPES BEAIH MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT WAGNER THIS MORNING United States Public Health Service Officials Called Meeting of Rest Talent of Land Washington August health oEficers from throughout the country and officials of the public health service and prominent sci entists today began discussion of plans for combatting infantile par alysis which has been causing hun dreds of deaths throughout the United States this summer The unusual conference was ar ranged by the federal public health service Various phases were dis cussed at length at the opening ses sion Imposition of new regulations to prevent interstate transmission oC the disease is not the primary object the conference but in welcoming the deelgates Secretary McAdoo said local regulations are of great vari ety and while entirely commenda tory coordination of regulations is needed to avoid unnecessary incon veniences and still give adequate pro tection to the The conferees agreed their figures showed over ten thousand cases in the United States but outside of New York NewJersey Connecticut and Pennsylvania the situation is prac tically normal Harness Racing and Auto Polo Principle Features of This Af ternoons Program WEDNESDAY ATTENDANCE ay Admissions ay Admissions cliildven Vight Admissions Admissions cUlldren 47 BBYIfl IS TO MOVE TO NORTH G1ROLIM London Aug 17 The British have made another advance on the iue front The official amiounce nment today says the line 1ms been forward west southwest to fGulllement In Kast Africa London Aug 17 The ring around the forces defending German East Africa Is being drawn closer The official statement received from General Sinulz commander of the British forces in German East Africa reports the British have cleared this difficult hilly country capturing sev eral important positions being sep arated from the Central railway by only twentyfive miles of open coun try Peerless Leader to Take Up Residence in South in Hope of Going to the Senate Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug 1 J Bryan is to leave Nebraska finally after the elections this November He vill move to his home at Ashevlllo reentering politics In that state vith the idea of being elected later o the United States senate Tills report was brought to Washington oday by a Nebraskan who claims personalknowledge of Bryans plans which caused a flurry among North aroiina politicians here because they lave no senatorshlp to hand over to 3ryan without the displacement of a favorite son German Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin via London Aug French and British troops made heavy attacks on the Somme front yesterday but were driven back by the Germans says the official an nouncement today in a severe battle north of the Somme in which the Al lost heavily South of the river the French obtained a foothold in the first line German trenches NEW YORK STRIKE Special to The GlobeGazette New York Aug conference I today between Frank Hedley general manager of the New York Railway company and the committee of union leaders and employes failed to bring their differenceB which threaten a renewal of the strike of the surface and elevated lines any nearer a set tlement Total GRAND STAND A Year Ago Adults Children day IDS Adults night Children night 37 HEADS OF BIGGEST RA1VVAYS SUMMONED Will Call in Financiers Who Control Roads If Presidents Pass Buck on Matter of Authority Special to The GlobeGazette New York Aug rail road presidents of the country have accented Wilsons invita tion to a conference at Wash ington and a number leavo here for Washington this after noon and another delegation is leaving from MAYOR POTTER AND SEC DOUGLAS WELCOME COPS About Half a Hundred Chiefs Special Agents and Com manding Officers Present Reports to Petrograd Indicate Tliat Germans Are to Make Struggle Aqainst Renewed Slavs Special to The GlobeGazette Petrograd Aug in dications of strengthening of the Teutonic resistance to the Russian advanoo In Galicla are contained in todays official statement announc ing renewed counter attacks by the AustroGerman forces Capture of 7500 additional pris oners and 46 guns by General Brus siloffs armies la announced Special to The GlobeGazette ait Clements Aug Roy Pettit 25 was ahot and instantly killed by his wife on a down town street today while a dozen looked on Pettit was night clerk in a hotel Tfis wife stopped him on the street nml whipping out a revolver she Bud Icnly fired five bullets into his head ivfter being arrested her husband the company she said because of others she ho too GOOD ROADS COXGRKSS Snn Antoaio Texas Aug Antonio gave a hearty welcome today to tho hundreds of good roads en thusiasts gathered here from al quarters of the state to attend the an nual meeting of the Texas Gooc Roads Congress The large attend anco nnd an attractive progran combine to give of the mnal porfitabln meeting since tho inaugu ration of the good roads movement in the Star Htate During th three days sessions tho delegates wll learn how to present a bond issue to the people so It will carry and wll also have tho benefit of a short coursi In tho right kind of roads to Til addition to the cash ad missions listed above there wove also yesterday approximately 200 admissions by ticket either exhibitors concession dray press guest or other Auditor Fiunegan estimates that ticket admission last year was about tho same as Mils Thursday tho big1 day last year but Indications arts that it trill not be this year FRIDAYS PROGRAM 7 a open to public live stock a in canning demonstration in manufacturers building AFT10KXOON PROGRAM 2 p races Aeroplane flights by Ruth Inivt Free Ferris Wheel Girls tho Flying Lander Girls Olo liarntleld and his auto Hunkinsoiis auto polo Concert by Kwings Zouavo Rand in grnnstuiid Miss Alma soloist 1 p m to r p by Gates Orchestra in exposi tion hall and manufacturers building EVENING PROGRAM TflO p by iiigs Zouave Bund 8 p attractions Tho Ferris Wheel Girls the Ladder Girls Olo liamfleld and his auto Hnnklnsons auto polo Aeroplonjc flilght with flrei works by Ruth IJIHV Fiiowlnrks display Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Aug Wilson today invited the presidents of the feading railroads in the coun try to come to Washington immedi ately to confer with him threatened railroad strike on the Pending This is Rockwell and M B A ay at the fair The south end of the county is making a good showing at the fair n the way of exhibits and it is lolding fully up to that mark in the matter of attendance today The rains from the south all day have brought In large numbers of people besides even greater number who lave come by auto See E L Balz instructed the gen eral offices of the Modern Brother lood of America to let out this af ternoon nnd proceed to the fair jrounds and whoop it up for the good of the Judging of live stock and in fact Judging of practically all classes of exhibits will he wound up by this evening and all the blue ribbons will hnve been distributed Races nro tho main attraction of the afternoon amusement program outslrteg of the flights of Miss Ruth Law the avlatrix and tho auto polo exhibition Ewlngs Zouave band and Miss Al ma Huntley the girl who sings to beat the are attracting atten tio nnrl gottlng much aplause at ev ery program their arrival he does not plau to see the committee managers here with whom he tas been ineuting The president sent the following message to the leading presidents Discussion of matters involved In the threatened strike has reached a point which makes highly desirable 1 should personally confer with you it the earliest possible moment and with the presidents of any other rail ways eifecter who may be immedi ately I hope you can make It convou ent to come to Washington immedi The presidents action in asking a onforence with the railroad presl leuts themselves ia interpreted as meaning the managers committee re used finally to concede the eight lour day as the presidents plan proposed and the question now Is to bo taken up with the heads of the ailroads themselves If Wilson finds iny railroad presidents who cannot speak absolutely for themselves he may Invite to the White House the Inanclers who control the roads Of icIiUs said the president wants to leal with the ultimata authority on sides in order that negotiations nay be conducted here Tho Situation The situation as it stood today wns The railroads flatly refuse to con cede the eighthour day but are wil ing to arbitrate the question and all others before any tribunal the pres ident or mon may decide upon The men are willing to arbitrate some questins under certain conditions and are unwilling to arbitrate others Late this afternoon the president will present his plan to the full commit tee of G40 employes in tho hope of getting their approval The result will be presented to the railroad presidents later Early to day Secretary Tumulty telephoned to Daniel Wlllard president of the Bal timore Ohio regarding the invita tion to the railroad presidents and responded he would do ev erything possjble to arrange a confer ice Some loaders of the mon are plan ning to meet the demand of the rail road managers for arbitration by in slating to Wilson that seventyfive more lines for which tho railroad managers contend they have no au thority to spealc shall be included In the negotiations Thus an old dispute between tho managers and brotherhoods officials will he opened presumably resulting in an Inquiry into the ownership and control of the 75 roads in question Investigation will prove the em pioyen representatives insist that the larger railroads for which the man agers are acting control tbn major ity of the smaller lines Over fifty police chiefs special ngents commandins and de tectives were present at tho opening business session of the annual con vention of the Iowa Association Police Chiefs and Special Ageiitu held this morning being postponed from yesterday owing to the absence of some of the officers This Is an age of organization was the keynote oil the address given by H T Wagner Capt of the Water loo police and president of tlie asso ciation in his opening speech before the assembly this morning In all lines oE effective work organization IF at the foundation and organization comes through cooperation There ia probably no other line of work in the world more greatly demanding or ganization and cooperation than the duties a police officer Their or ganization as an association strength ens their organization so necessary in the daily routine work and that Is the purpose this get together and organize Mayor T A Potter gave a short address of welcome in behalf of tiie city administration and told of the great knowledge of the many duties that falls to the police officer having come in close contact during the las three years as head of the city ad ministration In behalf of the mer chants and city folk in general Floyd Douglas secretary of the Chamber of Commerce gave a brie address as a welcome to the police of ficials Mr Douglas payed a splendid trib ute to the police officer of today am said that they who figured largely in the trend of progress soraotiuies art not given the credit they justly do serve Our civilization we boast ye with the 1 rainiest men our age af fords making laws and brilliant at torncya interpreting their rules of ac tion how safe would our mothers wives and daughtars be upon the streets were it not for you the de fenders of justice What protection could we give our homes were it not for this army of stalwart con scientious men who are defending tho principles of right and working to wards the betterment of the human race No medal is awarded you for valiant fighting The newspapers and do not write of your affronts and repulses You alone know your failures and victories the spur to stand unflinching at the post of honor regardless of its dang ers IB something that la natural to true manhood a gift of the Creator it is the heroic blood of your ances tors that has been infused into your veins a legacy of perseverance and fortitude Agnin we gladly extend hospitality to the defenders of the temple of justice truth and pro WATCHMAN SAW FUSE OF BOMB SPUTTEKLXG AND ROUTED THEM OUT IN TIME ATTEMPT TO DESTROY DOCK AT SEATTLE WASH One End of Pier Is Badly Shal ered by Explosion Which Oc curred Early This Morning Seattle Aug imbers in the southeastern corner of pier D at the foot of King street were blown down and a shack built alongside the pier en irely destroyed early today when a bomb placed near the street end of the pier exploded Thomas Mc Loughlin night watchman saw the sparks from the fuse and thinking It was a fire routed from the shack hree dock workers wlio were sleeping there and none were injur ed It Is learned that one previous at ompt during the night was made to blow up tho wharf of the Pacific CoaRt Steamship company Prompt action by employes in each ase prevented serious loss The po lice working on the theory that tho men who set tho bomb structure on the wharf was used as sleeping quarters by nonunion dock workers employed on the pier Close investigation is being con ducted by the authorities Arrests may follow BULGARIAN REPORT SHOWS ALLIES ARE TAKING OF FENSIVE THERE MAKING FIERCE CHARGES AGAINST RULGARS LINES Sofia War Office Claims That Attacks Tims Far Have Been Repulsed by Us Annies London Aug fights ingon the Balkan front is report ed in the official statement today from Sofia The allied forces de livered strong infantry attacks but the statement says they were repuls ed The occurred In the region of Lake Doiran northwest oi Saloniki near the GrecoServian border Several encounters have taken place in this vicinity lately hut the official Bulgarian statement indicates that larger forces are be ing employed against the Bulgar ians PACIFIC 6EIS Washington Aug the nav al bill was fully perfected today the Pacific coast won the fight for a big battleship construction yard at Pu got Sound but lost the appropriation Cor a submarine torpedo boat base on tho Columbia river The latter was dropped pending a report of a com mission Battleship construction yards e ulso provided for Boston Phiia lelphiiv and Norfolk All disputed terns are now cleared Tho great est bill in the history of this country B ready for the presidents signature PROHIBIT EXPORTS to The GlobeGazette ondon Aug proclamation about to be Issued prohibiting the exportation to Sweden of all commod tles except on presentation to the Mistoms officials of a Swedish trade commission guarantee General Discussion At the close of tho getacquainted talks this morning the regular busi ness meeting postponed from yester day morning was held The consti tution and byIawa drawn up were accepted and reports wore given by the membership and credentials committees The membership fee was raised from one dollar to three dollars As soon as the general busi ness wan disposed of the meeting was thrown open to general discussion They Hato Bootleggers nnd automobile thieves were the outstanding Continued on Page I A RTI f QUA KTl DAMA G Speplal to The GlobeOnzelte Home Aim chief dam age resulting from tho earthquake which shook n dozen cities and towns in central Italy yesterday wan at Himin where four persons nro dead nnd thirty injured Military authori ties are caring for the homeless A pnnlo in many cities resulted from the earthquake TO Special to The GlolieGazoHo Detroit Aug De troit News today printed a state ment by Miss Tessie Noltie a local stenographer declaring the robbers who looted the pay car of the Bur roughs Adding Machine company of Aug 4 hid the caah in lo cal rooming houses and escaped with the 3oot last Saturday The grl said e knew one of the alleged bandita jects of scorn whom the officers held up as the examples of tho most des picable lawbreakers that the Towa poliee have to deal with Of these two the bootlegger is by far tho worst In the opinion of those present this morning The discussion nf how he for slie should bo hnnrllod was be gun early this morning and so in tense was tho interest that the speeches had to bo limited to five in the afternoon session to Rive all an opportunity to voice opinion Snme of the leaders In this discussion against the Illegal sale of booze were Chiefs of Poliee Bowman of Sioux City Ovid Vlen Council Dlufffl J W Glellis Dnbmiue M J Tordon Fort Dodge Tiroekel nl Marshalltown Willis of Ames Cy J Jernlgan Hampton SKliKS NATIONAL OFlJCE Iowa Falls Aug 1C Mrs Es tolla B Plopper of this city is to ba a candidate for National Treasurer of the W R C at the coming con vention at Kansas City Mrs Plop pers name will be presented by the department of Iowa In which she has been a loyal worker for the past thirty years In hor own state sho has served as department commander and department treasurer which at tests the esteem in wnich she is held In offering the name of Airs Plop per her coworkers in tlie W R C in Iowa feel that she is eminently fitted for the position and that her work in tlie order as well as her business training and qualification equip her for tha ardous duties of National Treasurer The depart ment of Iowa also feels that It Is fair to tho departments ot tho mid west as the west that the office bo located nearer the geographical cen ter of the departments thus equaliz ing the burden of tho freight rates ou supplies At the Washington D C convention Mrs Floppern name was presented but withdrawn leav ing no opposition to the reelection of the present treasurer who has held tho offico for five terms The east will offer a candidate for treasurer the aspirant being a resi dent of Massachusetts agents of the railroads were among the most valuable officers to the cits police and all are urged to Join thin cooperative association A vote of thanks was tendered to Chief of De tectives Ed Helln of the Minneapolis St Louis Railway for the work he had done in locating stolon autos and returning thosa who had committed Hie act to the Iowa officers At the close of the morning session 4fce officers enjoyed a one oclock luncheon at the Cerro Gordo hotel and at oclock tho Important subject of the best course to bo taken with the bootlegger was resumed The new officers of the association will not bo elected until the last or der of business tonight Interchange Officers Chief Gielies of Dubuque broached a plan for the interchanging of po officers by cities of tho state in orrtpr to cnpe with the bootleggers who know rill the regular city officers and run peg them at their ap proach He thinks nnd so do a ma jority of the chiefs that a sdiemo nf this kind can be worked out Tho chiefs think that tho evidence of n man who was a regular member of a police dfparment sent to another eity on special detail would carry more influence with a Jury there that of the avernge stool pigeon who testifies to purchases if liquor IClerf Officers Tlie Iowa Police Chiefs assnoialion elortorl tho following this nf ternoon J Ionian Port Dodge The Chamber of Commerce today discussed the last phases of tho beet sugar plant to be built by the Northern lieet Sugar Co near the city Tho soliciting committee reported that while i amount was yet needed to complete the 000 that they recommend the closing tho option for tho Hal mat farm and tho first payment of will be paid tomorrow The Chamber of Commerce buys the Dal mat fiirm of 220 acres at per ncre deeds fifty ncroB to the Northern Beet Sugar Co for a site and sells tlie company from 30 to 50 acres at the buying price Tho rest the Chamber will dispose of at enough profit to pay Iho coat of tho site or The company agrees to build a plant of one thousand tons beets dally capacity Installing a modern plant Unit will cost over one million dollars They assort that the plant will not emit any obnoxious odors or pollute any of the streams and If in any way the company should fall in its contract thoy will reimburse tho Chamber of Commerce tlie cost of all I he land and expenses in Ifolin Is Thanked It is the concensus of opinion J A Nreckel Mni ahailtown Secretary nnd Woleh Waterloo Tho next convention nf the amone the officers that the special atiou will in Marshalltowu Satisfactory arranKeuiLnts hava been made for wafer and dam rights and with tho electric railway for their extension and ho com pany will gel busy with the founda tions for the building early this fall The work today will bo a great boon to and reflect much credit on the Chamber of Comuierco   

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