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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1916, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16 1916 NO 33 il BERLIN CLAIMS THAT THE ONSLAUGHT OF SLAVS IS REPULSED SECTION SOUTHEAST OF RIGA THE SCENE Official German Statement To day Asserts the Russians Gain Nothing Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin Wireless to Sayvllle Nov attack by the Russians on the German lines southeast of Riga on the Russian front was repulsed it is officially announced Gormans Retreat Special to The GlobeGazetta Patrograd via Dondon Nov 16 The war office announces that Field Von Mackensens army is In retreat in Dobrudja and burning villages as tt falls back On the Transylvanian front in the region of Oampulung Rumania a fierce tight is in pro gress Nora Springs People Want to Come Here We want to come to Mason Oity b oftener was the main point brought out in a conference with Floyd Doug las secretary of the Chamber of Commerce by a half dosen represent ative professional and business men Nora Springs who made their way to Mason City yesterday afternoon proposition if worked out will i he of mutual bensfit to Mason City and the people of Nora Springs Wnnt Better Rtnyrts it seems that many people of Nora Springs whu wish to come to Mason City to trade in tho winter harve beea inconvenienced by tlrs condition of about forty rods ot the road near the Bitterrnan farm bo tween this city and Nora Springs r The visitors said that it was ths first piece of road to fill up in the winter and last to thaw In the spring In or der to eliminate this trouble these melt have offered to nut in snow F fences along this stretch of road if the same would be furnished them In view of the fact that the stretch of road Is iu Cerro Gordo county Mr Douglas will take it up with the su t pervlsors to see if some of the snow fences owned by the railroads and which are not in use may be leased at a nominal cost It is hoped that with a little cost that snonr fences may be provided and the peo ple of Nora Springs have promised to do the to put up the fencas and then como to Mason City oftener Such a proposition offering a mutual benefit and proposed in guch a friendly spirit cannot be over said Thoso Who Came The members of the committee who represented the goad roads enthusi asts of Nora Springs are Ray Pol lock chairman C D Shackler Dr B Henley Lee Wheeler and Wood row Wilson yes thats In commenting upon the proposition Ralph Decker chairman of the good roads committee of the Chamber of Commerce said that his experience this stretch of road had proved to him that this complaint was and that the proposition offered by he Nora Springs men should be car ried out if possible ANOTHER INJUNCTION Special to The GlotodGazette Fargo N Nov injunc tion suit to restrain enforcement of the Adamson law was filed In Feder al court here today by the Northern Pacific railroad Family Held While Death of Daughter Is Being Looked Up Pontlae Nov tion by the authorities In an effort toward establishment of the motive for the death of Miss Christine Die jmer in connection with which her fatherJacob Dlemer a wealthy re tired farmer churchman and former ounty supervisor her mother and ier Bisters are being held was eon luued today and attracted wlde prcad attention One or all of the ueinbers of the family may be hold o the grand Jury This admitted an all sides the most baffling point about the case was the almost com plete lack of plausible motive for he alleged murder of the girl whose ody was found in the Vermllllon a week ago Dlemer his wife and daughter continued their de nials that Christine who is a univer Blty graduate and 33 years old was murdered They emphasized their suicide theory The daughter Mag dalena discussed freely her sisters vlll disposing of and declar ng her sister waa always free with her money CITY ORDERLY Nothing to Do Till Tomorrow for the Police Mason City waa the most orderly city imaginable yesterday and last night Not an arrest waa made and not so much as a neighborhood row came up for settlement 1INWESOTA ROADS ISSUE ORDERS RESTRICTING LOADING Q iiaar FOREIGN EQUIPMENT SENT TOWARD HOME Carriers Planning to Put Them selves in the Best Possible Shape Special to The GlobeGazette Duluth Nov ion orders became effective today on majority of railroads operating fr0m Duluth that freight cars cannot ba outed off the railroad system own lag them The roads are making an tterupt to retain their equipment during the serious car shoraga All foreign cars are being loaded for ihipmens off the lines and are ibeing toward the owning company Special to The GlobeGazette St Paul Nov bandit iden tified as William Sandell St Paul enteerd the Security State hank dur ing the noon rush covering the pat rons and officials of bank with a gun and just as he started gathering up the money a detective hidden In a closet lu anticipation of the at tempted robbery fired three shots into the robbers body him The same bans was held up eight months ago The bank president said the bandit killed today conduct ed the robbery the previous time GREETING TO WILSON Americans in Jajinn Celebrate Wire less Opening Tokio Japan Nov greeting were sent to President Wil son today by the largest gathering of Americans which ever assembled in Toklo The meeting was held to celebrate the opening of wireless commercial service between Japan and the United States and the mes sages sent to the President express ed the desirability of cooperation Between tho two nations for pro motion of commerce and tightening of the bonds of friendship Gaarder vs Street Railway is Ready for Jury Today The argument stage of the case of P H Gaardev of Kensett agalnsl the Mason City Clear Lake Rail way Company in which damages for personal injury and for damage sus tained by the plaintiffs auto in a collision near the Ice houses waa reached this morning Then fol lowed the Instructions of Judge Kelley and it then became the jurys duty to decide whether Mr Gaardei Is entitled to the 2700 damages ask ed or any part thereof Dependents A warded Insurance Fund Mr and Mrs W M Keyes who were dependent upon their seventeen year old son Geo W Kayes who was electrocuted while In the employe of the American Brick and Tile Com pany last March were awarded an fund of in accord ance with the Workmens Compensa tion act by a board of arbitrators yesterday afternoon Under tho lo Iwa statutes the dependents are al lowed twothirds of 50 per cent pf I the wage earned by their provider In 1800 weeks which in this case amount led to the above sum The board Iwas composed of A B Funk of IDes Moincs state Industrial commin Itiiener R F Clough and J E Wil jllama of this city The deceased met his death when Ihe in contact with a ton jsion wire whllo searching for a switch In the engine room when the f plant waa but partially lighted CASE IS ARGUED NEW HAMPTON HOTEL Hampton Nov for the new hotel that is to be oroct ed here have boen advanced to the stage whore there Is now no doub whatever of the project being carriec to completion The latest developments are the arrival of the architect Mr P P Lewis of Omaha who has been here for several days and has been en gaged in determining the cliaracte of the soil and its power to bear th load according to the design of th new structure The necessary aur veya are being made by engineer and upon their examination some what will be based the character o the foundations ELKS PLAN IUG MINSTURL SHOW Gentlemen be This re ijucst will no doubt be voiced hy on rf Citys prominent bjslnes men some tune in the near for the Elks Lodge of this city art planning on giving an old time mln strnl show in February Hones tamborlnes Interlocutor endmen and all sorts of noiRomiiking appar atus will find tholr place n tht show which will he tho hearllinor ii amusement for fho local thoatrlca season No definite plans havo beer outlined for this big event Milwaukee Files Injunction Suit Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago Nov Chicago Milwaukee St Paul according to announcement of Vica President Se Wall filed aults against tho Adamson law in Chicago Milwaukee and DubuciUO Iowa UBOAT COMMAND ER TELLS ALL ABOUT SINKING OP SHIP TOOK PAINS NOT TO ENDANGER THE CKEW Says He Stopped Firing as Soon as Effort to Escape Had End ed WARMER TODAY Warmer weather and a continuing rise of temperature is the weather prediction for today Yesterday morning the mercury arose above the zero mark at the minimum and this morning had gradually arisen until IB degrees above was the minimum mark The thermometer continued o rlae during the day and if tho thawing continues there will be but a trace of snow in a few days ALMOST COMViETE A session of the Blue Lodge for legree work set for tomorrow night will be the first meeting in the new Temple by the Masons of Clear Lake Some of the new furniture haa been received and it is expected that tho autlding will be practically complet ed by the middle of this month so hat work can bo conveniently car ried on but the dedication ceremony will not be held until some time er December 1 Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin wireless to Associated Press via Sayville Nov tion that the German submarine which sank tho British ship ttowan rnore on which there were several Americans ftrod on the life boats containing the members of crew are dismissed as utterly false in the re port of the commander of the sub marine further details of which be came known today In fact It is said the men on the Rowanmore owe their lives to the precautions taken by the Germans and the skill with which their oper ations were carried out During the twenty minute pursuit of the steam ship the submarines shots were aim ed accurately astern to limit danger to the crew which was congregated at the how The Rowanmore was hit ten times the last shell disabling the propel Tho submarine ceased firing the report continues Immediately when it observed the Rowanmore had de creased her speed and abandoned the effort to escape No shots wero fired at the men In tho boats The master of tlio Rowanmore attempted to justify his attempt to escape tho submarine commander reports by the assertion that ho desired to gain time to launch the boats but this pretext was not accepted Later tho Rowanmoros captain was made a prisoner for attempting o escape and for summoning assist ance by wireless which speedils roiighl up a British destroyer Thereupon the Rowanmore was sunk y a torpedo TWO WEEKS WORK ON THE BIGGEST SCALE YET AT TEMPTED BEGUN BROWN FORCES COMBAT WHITE Army of Twentyfive Thousand Men ie Equally Divided for War inmc Special to The GlobeGazette Brownsville Nov National Guard of nlrio states and several regular army organizations today began what army officers de clare to be the most extensive army maneuver attempted since the coin ing of the Guard to the Mexican border The maneuver Is not expoct ed to be completed in much less than two weeks Twentyfive thousand troops are about equally divided and one side is known as the Brown Army and the other the White Army are participating The ma neuver Is part of the regular course of instructions and follows individual regimental and brigade maneuvers four day hikes and skirmish war fare Capt Gorman Goes Back to Company Ory W Garman leaves this evening for Brownsville to re join his command Company 2V Sec ond Iowa Infantry It Is quite pos sible he will have to leave the train before he reaches Brownsville as the company is now in the field on maneuvers and may by the time he gets there be stationed at a point some distance from Ft Brown Corporal Victor Coyle also oa leave feared this afternoon that he would have to go back with Capt Garman His leave from Company D expires the same day as tho cap tains and although he had an ap plication in for an extension and had wired to Brownsville this morn ing no answer had been forthcoming this afternoon Michigan O Hi rials Plan Means to Cut Down Accidents Lansing Nov of iclals here are considering today a noasure insure greater safety to liunters in the northern woods of Michigan Since the hunting season In the state opened Sept 1 with duck shooting there has been twelve deaths directly traceable to hunting accidents and ono man died of heart disease while hunting The deer season opened less than a week ago Since then four mon have been killed as the result of being mistak en for deer Tho state game com mission attributes most of the acci dents to the practice of shooting at Cossons Special Agent Is Visiting Mason City Today Investigation of the cases of men who are driving automobiles In Ma son City without having paid their 1916 license fee was aald by George Brunson chief special agent In the office of Attorney General George Cosson to be the principal reason for tho visit which he and some assist ants arc making the city today It is said that a number of citi zens who have been driving about for months on numbers issued in oth er states whore the license rate is lower than in Iowa will be called to account in court for their tux dodg ing for that is what It amounts to all taxes on autoa being included in the license too It was expected that information would be tiled in a number ot rnv and that suit would possibly also bo commenced to collect the amouiifd duo Some men who arc generally con sidered to be prominent citizens aiv said to bo among thoso who have thus far dodged buying lEUG auto number plates TO SAFEGUARD HUNTERS louRt Part To this force Iowa contribute three regiments of Infantry a bat talion of field artillery and a squad ron cavalry It was stated at Brownsville that the Iowa men might go to Corpus Chrlati although this report was not confirmed The 15day marching program is in keeping with the training plan originally outlined for the troops n this district In preparation foi the regular field maneuver period which is to start in the near future ucluding t of the units in the vi cinity of Brownsville How efficient has been the worl of the United States and Iowa engin eers in building up the roads of 3rownsvllle and approaches to the army camp has beou pointed out b he army officers since the rains of the week gays the Brownsville Her ald Although formerly some of tho oads in the vicinity of the camp were Impassible after rains it ro luired little less than a half day for he water to drain away and make he highways again fit for travel The roads now are in excellent con dition despite the fact that nono o them have been gone over with a lrag since the rains From now on tho engineers will continue to care for the roads in this vicinity and will keep a grade estab lished which will drain tho water within n short time after each shuw or NOT TO DISCUSS H C Springfield Nov promises to be the most important of the annual conventions held hy tho National Consumers Lteague con vened In this city today with dole gates in attendance from allseotlons of the country Secretary of War Baker who IB the national president of tho organization is to prealdo at several of the Important sessions of the convention Announcement has been made that the convention will not discuss the auhject of the pres ent high prices of food The discus sions will deal chiefly wtifj the purity of the products offered for Bale anri tho conditions under which they are manufactured Tire organization is particularly active In tha agitation for a shorter workday and Improved condition of laibor for women factory workers FOUND IX CHICAGO Special to The GlobeGnzetto Chicago NOV 1C Archibald Chll strom 17 son of Charles S Ohll Btrom Jsantl Minn said to havo os caped from the Minnesota State Training school at Rod Wing waa ar hero today after a long search California Count Shows No Changes of Much Importance San Francisco Nov ne counties In California remained o be heard from today in the offi ial canvass of the presidential elec lon of November 7 those including he most populous of the state Los ngelos Alameda San Francisco San Diego Sacramento Tho latest oturns today show the highest Re lubllcan elector is credited with votes while the lowest Dem ocrat had a majority for the owest Democratic elector of As no notable upsets In the first unofficial returns have been noted ho state Democratic leaders predict Kcir lowest elector will run ahcuf if the highest Republican elector by votes HUGHES MAKES Special to The GlobeGazette St Paul Nov made a slight net gain in Minnesota today through the corrected unofficial vote on Houston comnty and tho auditors sheets from LeSeur Morrison Mow er and Waseca counties The latter four added 38 to Wilsons total and 30 to Hughes but the Wilson unof ficial voto in Houston was reduced from 794 to 714 making Hughes net gain 42 Hughes plurality Is 125 SESSION AT WHEEliIJfG Wheeling W Nov annual convention of th West Vir ginia division of the International ddr of Kings Daughters ths wo mans organization of the Episcopal church began In this city today wtih a good attendance All tho chapters of the organization throughout tho state had delegates present Tho bus iness sessions will continue two days and will be Interspersed with sov emi features of entertainment pre pared In honor of the visitors Rogistrarg of Oue Precinct CrUijill Interesting Statistics on Subject SETBACK OF YESTERDAY 19 PARTIALLY CLAIMS PARIS GA1XS ARE MADE liS1 MACEDONIA French and Russians Now Said to Be Within Four Miles ot Momixtir Special to Tho GlobeGazett Paris Nov French last night recaptured porllons ot the vil lage of Pressoire on the Bomrae front which the Germans occupied yeatorday it is officially announced it is also announced today that tho Irench and Russian troops on tlm flaoedonian front are now within four miles of Monastir Pursuit of the defeated Bulgarians continues On the eastern end ot the lino the British have again assumed the offensive deefating the Bulgar ians in the region of tho River Stru nia and capturing the village of Jvarakuska GRKXADECOMBAT Berlin via WirclcHs to Nov by tho British on the German lines along the road from Alailly to Serre and also on tho southeast of Beaumont north of tho river Aucre were beaten off by tho Germans In hand grenade fighting It is officially announced Strong British forces attacked Grand Court but tho assault broke down under German fire South of the Somme tho eastern section of Saillisel was from the French and French thu Northern edge of St Plena and the Vuant Wood wero ennturerl will over SOOO prisoners and five machine gnus TAKi POSITIONS Election day while A P Mnn son and A F Sliotts registrars for thet First Precinct of tho First Ward were keeping the books open for men who hud been out of town on otlior registration days they had to positions prepared 1or thein little to do so they concluded to11 tlle Corna region was announced Derlin via wireless to Nov retirement of the Ger manBulgarian troops in Macedonia settle an argument about the nation ality of the electors ol the pruuinctH They tuikulalcd the voters register ed according to the state or county in which they were born with the fol lowing results State White Colored Total Iowa 243 jj Illinois SO New 27 Ohio 17 Pennsylvania 13 GETS JOn HACK Wilson Cure of Defeated Satel lite Special to The GlobGazetta Washington Nov F Sweet who reslgnntl as assistant sec retary of Commerce to run for gover nor of Michigan and was was given a recess appointment to his former position today by Presi dent Wilson PROMINENT SPRAKEUS ENLISTED Hopkinton Nov an ef fort to carry the message to all parts of the state regarding the task of raising a half million dollar build ing and endowment fund for Lenox College a large number of promin ent speakers have volunteered their services at any time they might ba called upon Those In charge of tho canrpagln are now arranging a list of speaking engagements for these men and will soon announce the date and place of their appearance in each community Theso men will be those who are well worth listen Ing to and in no case will there be a solicitation of funds at tho meet ings this work being done later In another way Special to Tho GloboGazette Minneapolis Nov bon Monoxide Kaa formed when a cold automobile engine was suddenly started in a tightly closed garago today and caused thn death of B A Schmidt and partial asphyxiation of H T Bates Both men were In tho garage when they suddenly from the fumes Passenger Train Robbed by Bandits Special to Tho GlobeGazettn Kl Paso Nov passenger tniiiv from Chihuahua City was hold up yesterday at Terrazas and tho passengers robbed according to rrports today to Ofirraiua consul bravo Tho bnndlts wero commanded by Generals Onrrnl and Murga The train Is expected to reaoTi Tuuroz to night Telegraph wires south aro re ported cut presumably by tho ban Minnesota 10 Indiana fl Michigan 8 Missouri Kentucky Kansas Vermont South Dakota Georgia Nebraska Massachusetts Connecticut New Jersey West Virginia Mississippi Maine Maryland North Virginia Tennessee 7 5 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 a 57 27 18 13 10 10 9 13 today by the war office suuris London Nov by the Serbians ol the villages of TopavlsJ and Guiles mnilhenst of Monnslir Is reported iu l dlspatdi from Ralonlkl 483 Foreign Bom 1 1 20 1 1 1 1 1 603 Germany In Norway 8 England C Canada 5 Ireland 2 Bohemia 2 Swiss 1 Denmark 1 Sweden 1 Total 1 Total White 483 Total Colored 20 Total Registered 541 Mr Muitson says when he first be gan on registration hoards here ngo that Wisconsin men were in tho majority but now tho native sons havo crept into tho lead It Is noticeable that although many laborers from of livo In Mason City that thorn aro none qualified aa voters in pre cinct XOIKI AUTIIOU his New York Nov Slen klewlcz tho Polish novolirft heat known In this country as the author of Quo Varls Is load at Vovey Switzerland according to a cnblo dis patch received here from the Polish Victims Kollef Committee Sien klfiwlc had dnvoteft fjiuch of hla roecnily to tho Polisli Relief NO GHKAT lUSlI IuMicution of neHruimiil Tux List fxw JVot Stir Turdy No great influx of cash has as yot come into the county treasury be cnuse of publication of the delin quent tax list Most of the peoplo who call in person or by phono aro deeply Insulted because their property has been advertised for sale but In moat Instances they make no partic ular atfort to remove tiro description of their land from the list Yesterday ascordtng to Deputy Fuller the ciol lections of the office wore hardly nor mnl for this time of year TO JMSCUSS WAY SITUATION Washington D Nov IBin the hopo of working out a solution of the problem of railroad regulation and strike prevention a special meeting of the national council of the Chamber of Commerce of tiie United States la to meet in this city tomor dow for a twolay session The ing will givo particular attention to the work ol tho Joint congressional railroad Investigation committee headed by Senator Newlands which is to begin its hearing noxt week Railroad executives representatives of tho railroad brotherhood and mon prominent in commercial and indua trlal circles have been Invited to ad dross the council which is made up of one represflnfallvo frnm each of the nearly SCO mem bers of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States K Tifnstm City Soliiior Iliownsvillo on Fiii HACK Homo Called homo by Illness in his fam ily caused their to bo Sergt JJUIHJH l Koegan of Company Ij Second Iowa Infantry arrived homo from Brownsville this morning Sorgt Kncgan had no troublo In getting a furlough when news of tho illness in his family reached tho border Ho found his sick child much Im proved with every probability that the will be raised early next week
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