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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1916, Mason City, Iowa f VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23 1916 NO 39 Appeals Decision That He Is Insane Petrograd War Office Says Fresh Troops Have Reach ed BattleLine GERMANS SAY ALL ATTACKS CHECKED Bulgarians Claim Serb Move ment Near Monastir Is Now Held Up Berlin wireless to reinforcements have ar rived on the TransyTvanian front the war office announces This announcement also states that fighting developed yesterday on the Russian front near Smorgou but the Russians were repulsed On the Western front it is offi cially stated th British attacked yesterday near Gtiedecourt and the French attacked near the St Pierre Vaast wood but hoth attempts fail ed A jury In district court is to final ly decide whether or not William Gastiger a farmer living near Ply mouth Is Insane The commission ers of insanity yeateiday held that he was and Gastiger gave notice of ap peal to the district court He is now out on bond pending the appeal Ho has been in the asylum before The mbania he i salleged to have as brought out at the hearing is that his physician is having Injurious medicines placed in his food Mrs Bertha Hall the Clear Lake woman who was before the commis sioners yesterday was adjudged in sane and was taken to the Cherokee state hospital last night by Mrs Blake Paris Nov train on which Prince Demidoff Russian min ister to Athens was going to Salon Iki was fired on by bands of re servists according to an Athens dis patch to the Petit Parisian On the return journey the train was derailed by a criminal band but no one was hurt in either attempt BULGARIAN RKPORT Sofia via London Nov tempts of the entente forces to de velop their success on the Macedon ian front by advancing north of Monastir have failed the war office announced today South au enemy aero plane was brought down in flames the DULUTH TRAGEDY Duluth Nov Sophia Antone aged 25 years step ped from her home on Park Point to a low dock to get a pail of water at dusk last evening Her husband awaiting her in the house became uneasy over her ab sence and went to the dock and found the bucket floating on the sur face A short distance away was the body of his young wife RUMANIAN STATEMENT Bucharest via London NoV Rumanians iu the Jiul Valley in Western Waliachia have been with drawn and now occupy their old po sitions It is officially announced to day December 11 Date Set for Opening Committees Are Appointed to Arrange for House Warming of new Chmn of Commerce Quarters Monday Dec II Is the date set for the formal opening of the new Cham ber of Commerce rooms at a meet ing of the house committee held at club quarters last night Committee men were appointed last night to look after the general arrangements of the program and several speakers for the occasion were considered Several leaders in commercial club work had promised to speak provid ing the dates were suitable and one will be chosen from the number list ed Among those who said they would come if the date permitted are Ralph Faxon secretary of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce John Wunderlich secretary of the Cedar Kapids Commercial Club J H Beck secretary of Paul association of commerce and Attorney Dicken Bon of Algona Committees The committeemen selected to look after the details of the program are W S Wilcox music Tom Igou luncheon and amusements B L Cole decorations and badges Floyd Douglas speakers H W Hayes re freshments E W Clark social fea tures Geo A AVells Secretary of the AVest evn Grain Dealers Association Speaks to Grain Dealers on Fed eral Acts Effective Soon At a meeting held In the Gerro Gordo hotel today George A Wells of Des Moines secretary of the West ern Grain Dealers association spok to the grain dealers of this county ex plaining the rules and regulations o the secretary of agriculture of thi in connection with the new Federal grain acts which become effective December 1 1918 Under these acts the Secretary of Agricul ture is given the right to make cer tain rules to be observedIn connec tion with the nets and these rules Executives Advisory Commit tees Counsel Talks to the Solons BLAME DIVISION OF POWER MOSTLY Bulk of Transportation Trou bles Laid to Misfit Ccr rective Laws Washington Nov rail road view of what is the matter with the countrys transportation facili ties was presented to the joint con gressional investigating committee to day by Alfred P Thorn counsel for the railway executives advisory com mittee Mr Thorn chosen as the first spokesman of the roads when the committee decided to begin its inquiry by hearing their side of the case blamed the present system of corrective regulation divided be tween the state and federal govern ments for most of the problems now troubling the public and the carriers and appealed for the discussion of necessary changes not upon any mere theory or jealousy as to distri bution of governmental power but upon the large issue what public interest Mr Thorn declared rates are less important to public interest than certainty safety and sufficiency of transportation under present condi tions in which the railroad business is largely controlled by political In stead of business He added that the railroads credit is so poor and returns so small that adequate extensions of lines into un developed territory and enlargement of facilities is impossible He as serted Increased transportation facil high UP uCTA Complications in German Relations Again Are Likely Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin Tuesday by wireless to the Associated Press via Sayville Nov yeriod of complications pending in the German latlons as Germanys niiDmarlne warfare has forth an abundant crop of American Inquiries of which the American Charge Grew has recently fUed no less than ten five of them today Six remain to be answered Includ ing the cases of the Marina on which a number of Americans appear to ave been killed and the liner Ara la the sinking of which the Ameri fin government declares appears to e Inconsistent with the promises of he German government regarding Jvatment of passenger liners The United States bases Its attitude on he case of the Arabia on the as umptlon It was unarmed and tor odoed without warning and is un ible to see that here was adequate ustificatlon for forcing the passen rs into the boats Indeed Washington believes tl ubmarine commander on ascertain ng there were women and children on he decks should have refrained from maklug the attack tend subject with which he dealt he hav ing attended the hearing on the tenta tive rules held in Chicago October 4 Special emphasis was placed upon the rules regarding the establish ment of a grade standard for corn as It is vitally important that every dealer In corn become acquainted with the new rulings regarding this phase The new regulations are on forcible under penalty and the ship per should know and understand those things which affect him and his business Although Mr Wells has not been in Mason City for sev eral years he Is well known among the grain dealers of this section of tho state and they were grind of the opportunity to hear him speak on this subject of common interest among them The meeting at 11 oclock and continued through this afternoon following the noon lunch eon In the private dining room Here When roll call was taken it was ound that twentyflve dealers repre senting not only Ccrro Gordo but sev eral other counties had come to Ma son City to hear the talk Mr Wells ippearance here s near the close of a series of meetings of similar nature Id In every large city in the state and will return to Dee Moines from here as this is the last talk to be giv en this week Below are the names of tho grain shippers present at the meeting and luncheon Frank Nack Graf ton H W Hill Plymouth A Sehultz Grafton E A Berven Lake Mills S B Beeman Burchlnal H W Olaupen and S J Claueen Clear Lake A M Clauson T C Jacobson Forest ity Frank Hushka Brad ford W H Hubbard C H Hamlln J W Tanner E G Cool A R Hen driekfon and W C Johnson Mason City James H Barrett Cedar Rap Ids F S Llvimore Garner H H Mullln Brltt J A Johnson Balam W H Thompson Geneva Frank CELEBRATION FOR HARDING notary Club of Sioux City Gives Uau quot in His Honor Many Prom inent Republicans of Iowa Among Guests SOUTHERN IOWA MAN MISSIXO Ool T Jr Towiiscnd Disappears at Sac City Not Yet Found Search Is Being Made for Him by His Friends Sao City Nov T J Townsend of Tennessee an officer in General Morgans famous cavalry regiment during the Civil war who been staying at a hotel in Sac City disappeared suddenly on Thurs day evening of last week and al though searching parties have made in active effort to locate ho has not boon heard from sinco He is a mar well advanced In years and as he was in poor health his friends are becoming exceeding ly anxious about him Numerous telegrams have been sent but up to the time this Is written no clue to his whereabouts has been received Colonel Townsend has been In Sac City for several weeks It appears i that fie Is Interested In lands In northwestern Iowa and was In the to Voir after his business In Sioux City Nov vic tory of W L Harding of Sioux City in the recent subnational contest was celebrated tonight at a great banquet given In his honor at the au ditorium The club which had the affair in charge provided for 750 plates and 200 prominent men from Iowa South Dakota and Nebraska oined with the Sioux City guests iu the celebration Among Ihe guests were Charles A Rawson chairman of the Repub Ican state central committee Sec of State W S Allen former Hate Auditor John L Blakly and H M Havner attorney general elect DesMoines sent Its own crowd of larding boosters Charles Saverude Polk county Republican chairman and Dan T Pearce were in the dele tion Other members of the Des Moines delegation were John Griffin sheriff of Polk county Judge Jesse Miller former State Senator Jamie son Oscar Tliorson James L Par rish Tom Waters and W B Colll n Luther Brewer of the Cedar Rapids Republican headed a delega tion from Cedar Rapids Miller Hutchlns Moines W G Kelly Des MAIN STREET KUPAIRS Rapidly Finishing Work of Fixing up Brick Iaving The gang that repairing the brick paving on North Federal ave nue will soon catch the This morning only a little work re mained to be done It was neces sary to put in temporary filling only at State and Federal between the street car track rails because It must settle thoroughly before pav ing Is laid on top of H UNLAWFUL BUTCHERING Nick Relberovf ChavRcrl With Violat ing Sanitary Ordinance Charge of butchering a hog with in the city In violation of the ord inance covering such matters waa filed aRtiinat Nick Dolboroff who runs a barber shop and pool hall on Jackson avenuo this morning Bol bnroff was released with a repri mand Greek Government Refuses to Agree to Allied Demand London Nov Greek gov ernment has refused to comply with the demands of the entente allies foi the surrender of part of its arms anr ammunition the Reuters Athens correspondent cables The Greek the dls patch declares refused the demands of Vice Admiral Du Fonrnet tha Greece surrender 1S field batteries 16 batteries of mountain artiller with shells for each Manlichers with 220 cartridges each 140 machine guns with ammunition and fifty motor The reply declares the surrender of the war material for financial compensation or otherwise would constitute a flagrant violation of neutrality Nebraska Authorities Say Jean Crones Is in Custody at Spauiding TWO HUNDRED MEN WERE HIS VICTIMS Put Poison in Food at Ban quet Served in Honor of Prelate Court Assigntnett Cleared to Date Because all cases on the assign ment up to today have been either tried settled or dismissed there was no work for the jury In district court today and therefore no ses sion Though throe or four cases have been assigned for trial for each day of the term nearly all have fizzled out before tlie dale for trial arrived MAJOR UIJAU Jeanette Rankin Spent But Little Helena Nov Jeanette Ranltin MIssoula elected o congress on the Republican ticket Vov 1 spent on her cam paign according to her expense ac count filed with secretary of state oday Chicago Nov Crones former cook at the University Club of Chicago wanted In connection vlth the poisoning of two hundred uesls at a banquet tendered Arch iahop Mundcein of Chicago has een arrested in Spauiding Nebras ka according to a telegram received y the police today Chicago Nov John S Lewis editor oC the Montreal Star who went to the front a year ago with Canadian grenadier guards and who recently was wounded has been reported killed In action in advices to Chicago friends Major Lewis was born in Potosi fortytwo years ayo Major Lewis graduated fimi the JniversUy of Chicago taking gradu to work at Harvard and lluidel org He was a reporter on Chicago nter Ocean leaving here years ago ind since becoming a British citizen pecial to The GloboGazetto Omaha Nov ad from Spalding say the nan whom the town marshal tellevps o answer the description of Jean drones is a prisoner In the jail there The Cblcago authorities have been nolified Told Witnesses Bone Ho Kept Waa Piece of Joe Moores Willnrd Hourd Again Red Oak Nov B McCaul former Vilisca pool hall man who has repeatedly mentioned in testimony Introduced in the Jones Willtorson slander case kept a piece of bone In his pool hall at Villisca which he claimed was a piece of Too Moores skull witnesses testified to Walter Marsh Henry Gourly and Georgo Spargur of Villisca testified today of McCauls having shown them the pleec of bone Harry King of Vllllscn who bought the McCaul pool hall said that when he was cleaning up the place In De cember 1912 hrt found a strange piece of bone apparently a portion of a slcull Buys Hone Was Ulocrtstnlncd He said that tho piece of tone was concave in shape and about four In ches in diameter It appeared to b bloodstained he testified Ray Dunn George Baker Mrs An drew Devino and Mrs James Klmol testified that they saw Albert Jones and McCaul north of Villisca early on the morning after the murder Mr and Mrs Fml Shipper living north of Villisca testified that Jones and McCaul were at their home early on the morning after the murdor and that when they told Jones of the mur der he did not seem to be surprised Albert Jones is a son of Senator F F Jones Mrs Willard Recalled Mrs Alice Willard of Villisca who was on the stand Monday but col lapsed and waa unable to complete her testimony was on the stand most of the morning She again told of having seen a group of men talking together near the Moore home on the night of the murder and said that the men were F F Jones William Mansfield W B McCaul and one Harry Whipple This was the murder plot group one of the members of which Mrs Wllard testified Monday said Ge Joe first the rest will be NO WOUNDED dls LEADING RESIDENTS INDICTED DuUilh Nov 23 Twenty leading residents of nibbing are said by county officials to be tho thirty persons indicted by ha grand Jury which reported to the dis trict court today According to officials tho grand Jury has been Investigating charges of and graft in which names of Hlbbing officials and citi zens have been connected In rumors Special to The GlobeGazette London Nov press patch from Athens saying there no wounded aboard the hospital ship Brlttanlc when It was sunk off th Greek coast IB confirmed today b the admiralty MOKtt It A IDS Special to The GlofceGazeUe Paris Nov George Guynemer a well known French avi itor has brought down his uyenty ocond German aeroplane according o official announcement The an nouncement also says British acro planes threw down bombs upon Ger nau torpedo boats tied up to Ihe doek at Zeebrugge POSTMASTKRS TO AID Washington D Nov 23 Postmasters are to lend assistance to he Uuiied States Marines in the se curing of recruits and will be paid for each accepted applicant ac cording to an official announcement uade by the Major General Com namlant of that organization Hereafter the militarylooking youth who appears at the post office nay fail to be attracted by the gaily colored poster depicting the IHe of a marine but ho can scarcely escape the appraising eye of the postmaster or the latters query Say young ellow why dont you Join the Ma Doubtless the young man with military inclinations will bring little apprehensive shivers to his sweet heart when she suspects his frequent conversations with tho postmaster are relative to the arrival and de parture oE Jack London Will Be Buried Friday Santa Rosa Nov London the author who died last uight will be buried In Oakland In he family plot probably Friday It was announced today London com plained of Indigestion when he re urned Tuesday night Last evening ho fell unconscious while ho was writing Physicians attributed his death to a gaatro intestinal type of Slack Borders on Berlin Newspapers Berlin via London Nov Berlin newspapers appeared with mourning borders today in respect to the memory of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria and print eulogia tic articles of the late monarch ipecial to The GloboGazete Dubuque Nov Lewis vas a former resident of Dubucjue ind father of Dr John Lewis one of owas foremost physicians IDlHENSQf ivosmitli County Farmer Commits n Terrible Crime Three Grown Chil dren Defeated Republican Candi date Finally Sends Message to Victor WILSON REPLIED TO MESSAGE TODAY Extends His Good Wishes for AU Years to Come to Man He Beat at Polls Washington Nov Wilson today sent Charles E a telegram to Hughes acknowledging Ins message of congratulation re ceived last night The Presidents telegram said I am sincerely obliged to you for your message of congratulations Al low me to assure you of my wishes for the years to come Algona Nov See feldt shot and killed his wife and limsclf on the country road between Titonka and Wesley at Crystal Lake today He used a shotgun stopping the automobile in which he and his wife ivere riding to commit Mie deed A farmer passing Haw Seefeldt driv ing a nail in a fcncepost to which it was found afterward ho had fas tened the trigger of the gun so that ho could kill himself He stopped and asked Seeteldt what was up and the desperate man told him that if he didnt want trouble to go on The farmer passed on He did not see the body of Mrs Seefeldt Later aiiothe1 passerby saw See foldt lying by the fence and discov ered the dead body of the wife Secfoldt when he left home with The couple had three grown chil dren Two of them are married and live in the vicinity of Wesley Seefeldt when be letf home with is wife said that he was going to a farm sale No reason ran be im agined for taking the gun except that ho had planned the murder mid sui cide NKW CASK OK TYPHUS FOUND Another Mexican at lort from Diseuso Officials Are Active Further Spread Mmlisou Health in Preventing good Lakewoocl N Nov fc Hughes Republican candidate for president in the recent election to night sent to President Wilson a tele gram congratulating him upon hia re election In hia telegram Mr Hughes Because of the closeness of the vote I have awaited the official count in California and now that it has been virtually completed per mit me to extend you my congratu lations upon your reelection I de sire also to express my best wishes ior a successful lonn City Coroners Jury Holds Tuck or Provoked Kalu lilnv Lee is Hxoncriilcd Iowa City Nov Ambrose Tucker who lost his life early yes terday morning in a fifbl at the bid well giirage of Iowa CiLy was to blame for the accident Wording to the coroners jury which held that Wing who through th knocked Tucker window waa OHARLUS PROCLAMATION London Nov Char les of Austria has issued a procla mation to the AustroHungarlans declaring hia Inflexible decision to maintain the war until a peace as suring the existence and develop ment of the Monarchy has been ob tained according to a Vienna dis patch to the Reuters PICKS HIS T1TM3 London Nov reports say that Archduke Charles Francis of AustriaHungary will as sume the title of Emperor and King Charles I RTR fiEOKGK WHITE DKAI London Nov Georgo White who manufactory established the first of aeroplanes In Kng Fort Madison Nov the discovery one morecase of typhus among their number the Mexican population of the city now looks askance upon any one of their number who becomes ill Gripping fear sympathy and a courageous desire to aid distressed brothers fol low one another in emotional tum ult whenever one of them becomes ill There are two Mexican camps here a largo one at the Sunte Fe yards and a smaller one In the Bur lington yards Friday four of the Santa Fe colony were indisposed nnd naturally their surmise was that they were afflicted with the strango mal ady over which so much commotion was being raised among the Ameri cans They hastened to the Santa Fe hospital where three of them were admitted upon presentation of credentials from their foreman The fourth man had lost his slip and was denied admission He wandered about the town until he came to the Burlington foreigners bunk car habitation and the men all being away at work entered ona of the and went to bed For half the night the regular occupants of the car stayed away fearful to approach the sick man and afraid that If they reported him to the Americans they might also be taken to the quarantine About midnight the sympathy of two of the foreigners overcame their foar and they decided to givo him what attention they could The two re layed the nurse work on off duty hours until today when the Burling ton officials nere wore Informed lliai an ill Mexican from the Santa Fo camp was harbored in their cur The mamr was called to the at tention of the city authorities at once Tlic county physician visitor land died last night aged 62 years CASK Kansas City Nov In conference over tbo Adamson law cases today agreed to request thnt he Santa Fo casescheduled to come up In the United States district court In Kansas City be post poned until tomorrow no I charged with murdor Tucker came to ho Kaniiw short ly after midnight and insisted unon staying there all nirfht Wing had boon given instructions o let no one slay in the who was not em ployed there Tucker was walked out o place twice and third time he ried u enter by way of tho ho ho Wing is a powerful man told Tucker to keep and would hit liini tention to him away or Tucker paid no at and Ufns liit him blow with his fist Unocluiii Tick or through the plate elass window plcrcod manv places in the front of the The splinters nc Tuckere log and foot in and the femoral artery was severed However he made one lust attempt to force himself into the building and Wing and Paul Sargent nlfrlu taxi driver held him down it then discovered that be was cut fatal y and Wing placed the wonndwl mart In a taxi and hurried him to the Unl verslty Hospital where he died in a short time Wing went to the police station and gave himself up stating that he would be at tho garage when the officers wanted him He was taken into custody at 7 in the morning Tucker hud come into town with his father the day before to procure a thrashing machine His father stayed that night with a sister while Tucker went to the garage the cnr nnd tho man admitted PREDICT HUUKICAXR Duluth Nov depart ment officials today hoisted hurri cane signals for tho first time u Duluth since the memorable lako storm of lOKi and vessel masters were warned to stay in port until the blow Is over warning is for a whole gale which means a storm of extraordinary proportions is Im minent Masters venturing out will their lives and their crews In their own hands is inferrud by tio warning MILLS TO ipoliK flour mills will soon be forced to close to Ihe Snnta Fe hospital where his down unless ihc freight car shori case has since boon found to ho typh us In a mild form The sierllizntlon rived equipment ar from Topoka today and the local Mexicans and their quar ters wero given a thorough and Tbo four typhus prulents in tho sogrorration ward at the local htijpiiil ure recovering iil itccordint to a leading minors iilualiun is rolicvi statement of the lie re Our mills are filled to ciouclry nut as the if gronuy undc we now tuny a houm it a the f of one rf tho favjiut Oicr miM 3 declared situation siiMuu thoy ever fnced
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