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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1916, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 1916 Whole Line of River Alt Now in Hands of the Army of the Invaders SHORTENED FRONT FULLY 125 MILES Battle Yesterday Lasted for Five Hours and Was Ex tremely Bitter Berlin Nov gaining pos session oE the whole line ol the rivei Alt in the western part of Rumania together with the towns of Alexan dria and Giurgin the Teutonic allies shortened their front by about 15 miles the military critic of the Ov erseas Agency writes The invaders also have gained undisputed control of the Danube over a distaaee of 1S5 miles STUDYING NORTH AMERICA FOB THE SOUTH AMERICANS Sofia Nov on the Danube was captured troops of the central powers advancing on the north bank of the Danube sup ported by the Bulgarian and Austrian monitors on the river says last nights war office statement The battle lasted five hours and was fol lowed by the flight of the Rumanians and the population towards Bucharest In semipanio says the official state ment le reads The Danube army continues its advance without interruption and has come In close touch with the allied Teutonic troops whleu de scended from the Carpathians Battle Lusts Five Hours Our troops advanced on the left banlc of the Danube and attacked Giurgiu auported by ur monitors and Austrian mortars they captured after a sanguinary eight last ing jErpm 11 to 4 p m The enemy the IsopuIaCioiiiSn a semi panic fJed towards Bucharest On the Danube about Ruatehuk and as far as Tchernavoda there has been artillery firing In Dobrudja there has been artillery firing Indications that Bulgarian artil lery forces may have been thrown across the Danube from Riistclmk opposite Giurgiu to assist the Bul garians on the north bank in their capture of Giurgiu is contained in the wireless version of the Bul garian official statement which mentions the Bulgarian troops hav ing among them artillery from Dr E H Mexia has been toth agricultural and public works minister in the Argentine Republic has been in the United States for some time to makd a study for the benefit of his people He has been entertained by these interests in Pan American affairs WinSummitry The situation of the Rumanian armies defending Bucharest ap pears increasing critical Onlyt o the northwest ot the cap ital do the Rumanian lines seem to be holding at all firmly and even here the capture of Curtea do Argos on tho Argenchu river although that point is eighty miles distant from Bucharest seems to indicate a weak ening of the Rumanian resistance in this direction On tho southwest the peril is imminent with the envelop ing movement the central powers placing their forces within forty miles of the capital News dispatches have reported the Rumanian government and diplomatic officials leaving Buch arest for Jsvssey 200 miles northeast of the capital near the Russian fron tier Vim Fjilkenhnyn Passes Forward The rapid progress made by Gen eral von Falkenhayns armies mov ing east in Rumania ot course has been made largely possible by the operation of the Danube forces un der Field Marshal von Mnckensen Flanked out of the AH valey posi tion by the crossing of the river at Zimniza the Rumanian line along the Vedea running diagonally northwest from the Danube is likewise imper illed by the Teutonic occupation of Giurgiu and advance from which would quickly compel a Rumanian re treat It still remains to be developed whether the process of flanking the Rumanians out of their positions Is to be continued by other crossings of the Danube still further east The southern banlc of the river is hold by file central powers to a point beyond Tchernavoda Retreat isv Precipitate That the retreat of the Rumanians reward the nearer defenses of Bucha rest is already under way arid is a precipitate one Is indicated by to days German official statement which announces a disorderly retire ment of the Rumanian forces along the entire front Possibly as a diversion in aid of the Rumanians the Tlussiuns have faken nn offensive near KirlfbnlKi on the Golden In the Carpath ians northwest of tlie Rumanian frontier Attacks hero Poirosrad reports netted thorn the ridges of heights oast and south of Klrlin baba and the captur of moVe than 700 prlfonors Berlin declares the Russians attacks delivered at many points alonp the Carpathian and the Windows Will Bo Unveiled and tho Lights Turned On ns Band Plays Beginning at OCIock The formal unveiling of the tvln dows in the business houses as the beginning pf the shop early campaign will be held next ing December 6 as a result of the action takenat a meeting of the executive committee of the Retail Merchants association In the Cham ber of Commerce rooms last night On that night the windows will be Veiled and the streets will bifdartc ened until the appointed Hnie for the program to begin At the band will begin to play in the block north of Second street and the windows will be unveiled and the lights turned on in that block during the concert The band will prooeed southward giving concerts In each block until they reach Fourth street South Concerts will also be given on State street and First street S E between Federal and Delaware The stores will not hold open on this night as all the merchants will want to join in the procession and watch the unveiling of the windows No prizes nre to be given for the best windows this year The decoration of streets for the big concert will begin tomorrow The streets are to be illuminated with vancolored lights from Fourth street South to the middle of tho block above Second street North on Federal avenue as well As on State and First street S between Fed eral and Delaware These electric streamers will be purchased this year and will be permanent fixtures to be used on such occasions by the Retail Merchants association NO 45 Public Arises in Protest of High Prices Charged for Fowl OO Shipments Reached Brownsville In Ample Season foi Use at Dinner The express companies seen their duty and done so the boxes con taining Mason Citys contributions to the Thanksgiving happiness of the Mason City soldiers at Brownsville on the Mexican border reached there In plenty of time to be available today The shipment left here last week and contained the donations from scores of citizens to the soldiers dinner so with the liberal allowance of turkey and trimmings furnished by the government there Js some class to the dinners being served on A and D streets in the Second In fantry camp CYCLONE KILLS MANY Spaelal to The GlobeGazette London Nov death of nearly 00 persons in a cyclone at Pomlicherry India Is reported in a Renter dispatch from Madras The storm caused great property damage Poiulicherry is the chief French pos session in India having a popula tion of western Moldavian front resulted only in local successes which vere paid for dearly EGGS ALSO T DEAL Potato Holders Are Showing Tubers on Market in Fear of An Embargo New York Nov Yorks turkey buying public has arisen in Its wrath against the abnormally high cost of the Thanksgiving day fowl and as a result iliere was a semipanic among turkey dealers Ac cording to Joseph Hartigan commis sioner of weights and measures the large quantities of turkeys chickens and geese shipped here in anticipa tion of the high prices of Thanksgiv ing eve have remained In the Ice boxes and stals of merchants until last night there seemed to be a de cided downward trend in the price in order to save total loss The prevailing price had been 33 cents and more a pound And at the same time dealers were feeling the effects of the publics indignation a call for a concerted uprising against the high cost of liv ing having been issued here by May or Cornelius F Burns of Troy presi dent of the New York State confer ence of mayors Tho mayor advo cated proclamations by tlie governors of all states and conferences of all cities of the nation to be published broadcast and read in schools and churches establishing days for a ser ies of boycotts against high priced foods Attacks Mayor Burns also advocated In addition to tfcose proclamations tho cooperation of housewives leagues motion picture houses and labor or ganizations in the attack on the high cost of living Mr Hartigan made his announce ment as to the public conditions fol lowing his investigations into Jtlie poultry markets Public Scared The public is being scared off by the excessive price of the last Jew lie declared Tlie price of 3S cents to 45 cents Is too high and the public speedily Indicated its refusal to buy for the price is be yond its means The dealers have found that the public feels it would if it paid the high prices demanded establish a precedent that would mean the same high prices at Christ mas and Now The egg boycott he said has pro duced less buying and In selfde fense the dealers have been obliged to reduce the price In order to In duce Potatoes Also Drop The fact that less barrels of potatoes wore received this year than last during the two days be fore Thanksgiving and that potatoes now are selling for and a barrel as against the recent price of 7 indicates he said a recession of potato buying by the public and that the top price raa been passed The farmer he said is shoving his potatoes on the lest he be caught with them on ills hands It Is significant that last year when we had a bumper crop of po said Mr Hartigan there were less potatoes shipped here at that time than this year whenthere is an alleged This years cranberry receipts here are also far in excess of last year he said AMSIUOAX SCIENTIST WHO DIKI IN LONDON Sir Hiram Stevens ilaxim scientist and inventor who quit the United States in 1S84 when his semiauto matic rapid fire run was rejected by the United States and accepted by tho British government has just dldd In London In 1S87 he was knighted by Queen Victoria for bis work in in vention and science Mexicans of Western Chihua hua Want Punitive Expedi tion to Stay There II EFFECT Garbage Men Say Housewives Throw Away is Much Stuff as They Kver Did STAXDAKI OTIi CHIRP HAS John D Archbold president of the Standard Oil Company of New Jer sey which IB the parent of all Stand ard Oil companion has been operat ed on for appendicitis at his home in Tarrytown and the operation proved successful If Mason City women that the high cost of living is growing higher they are not evidencing H by being uny more careful kitchens to use according to men connected with the citys garbage collection service There is just aa much If not more good food thrown into the gar bage cans now as there over said Bill Smith who has been gather ing garbage for the city for years this morning There will be enough perfectly good food thrown away fol lowing the Thanksgiving dinners of today to feed a good sized town for a day We will empty can after can heaped full of food which apparently has never been touched Apparently Mason City has forgotiten the art of making The garbage service men had ex pected with tho increasingly high prices to see the household left overs put to more use this fall and less of them reach the garbage cans such has nto proven Hie case Nearly all householders are now wrapping their ganbage It IB said that wrapping garbage IB leading to some carelessness in other ways such as leaving packages outside of the cans emptying cans of wrapped gar bage at the street or alley line for the collectors to pick up and the like BEFUSED ADMITTANCE London Nov Zurich dis the Wireless Press says the actress Kathrina Schratt who for years was an Intimate friend of Em peror Francis Joseph was refused ad mittance to the emperors death chamber on the day after he died and was requested to leave the castle im mediately HKUES YOUR GRIP MISS AVYAlT If this happens to come to the eye of Miss Rose Wyatt whose Mason City address Is unknown it will bring hoi good news for through It she will learn how iihe can ex change the brown suit case full of shirts collars neck ties and other articles of male attire which are probably giving her but little service for her own suit case full of lingerie and other properties dear to tho feminine heart When John Jones 618 So Pennsylvania avenue got to his home from the Hock Is land depot this morning ho found on opening the suit case he thought was his that Instead of familiar articles It should have contained It was stuffed filmy cre ations of a kind which did not satisfy his desirn for a collar a clean shirt and some other He roportoil the nxfimiiKU to tho police ind they here by pass tin report on In the hope that tho W K pulling powers of a notice will bring the owners o Iho strav bugs together SAY THEY FEAR VILLAS WRATH Regugees Say He Has Threat ened to Kill Many of Resi dents of That Section Juarez Nov merchants who reached here Monday night from San Buenaventura and Namiquipa reported today that pe titions were being circulated in the towns and settlements in the vicin ity of the American Expeditionary forces headquarters and outposts askingthe United States government not to withdraw the American troops at this timo They claim Villa has made a threat against all who live in Namiquipn Guerrero Sun Buenaventura Casas G ramies Colonia Dublan Colonla Juarez and the other towns in west ern Chihuahua saying he would kill nil residents in towns and burn their homes because they had aided the Americans Report Bridge Burned A report In circulation here that a bridge had been burned between Santa Sofia and Guzman on the Mexican Central railroad but offi cials of this railroad said they hnd no confirmation of the report as the military authorities were In control of their only telegraph line If a bridge has been burned on this road It will prevent General Pershlng from receiving supplies for his col umn by rail IMOAIiS FOU XMUTUALITY OK THli UMTIOD STATES much interest James M Beck for mer assistant attorney general of the United States said he believed the war in Europe was th beginning of a titanic conflict He said the world is likely to see a seething caldron of International hatred for some do and it would he difficult for the United to keep out Attorneys Hefor to Aulo Mumifiictiir Inventive Close Suit Agulnst Him Court is Asked to Prevent Largo fixten sions Iiiint Delroit Nov for the Dodge Brothers In closing ar gument in tho Circuit Court today for an injunction to prevent Henry Ford from developing the Ford Mo tor Companys business with the pro fits of the concern declared that the Dodges and not Ford were responsi ble for the companys success The attorney traced the history of the Ford Motor Company from its organization Speaking of Fords efforts to raise money to organize the company In he referred to the manufacturer as an inventive genius or an inventive He declared that It was the mechanical and engineering ability of Horace E and Jolui F Dodge who became as sociated with Ford that gave the company the business impetus which brought success The question of whether capital stock can also be legally considered capital assets or vice versa was a point at issue The attorney for the Ford Company maintained that the state law which provides that no company may incorporate for more than In Michigan has not been violated He declared that the law effects only the capital stock of a company The Ford Motor Company is capitalized at 000 When the legislature said capital stock they meant snid op posing counsel They recognized the danger that the concentrating of capital in the hands of one corpora tion or Individual means to the com Ho declared that the Ford Motor Company has assets worth at least Arguments were completed this af ternoon The case was heard by three circuit judges from outside of Detroit It is expected they will an nounce thoir decision in a few days Victoria B Nov Im posing ceremonies the Vifjy Rev C D SchofioUl late denn oflfrfertfcrietonj X was consecrated hero today ns bishop of Hie Anglican diocese of Co Innibin Tho ceremony took place In the cathedra In tlio presence of n not nliln assemblage 01 churchmen and laymon The now bishop is I5 years old and a native of Now Brunswick After gradual ing from Kinds College at Windsor N ho pursued his the ological studies nt Edinburgh and Leeds Prior to becoming doan of Frederlcton In 1007 ho had flllod rec torships in several cltios and towns of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Man Whoso Name IIus Hecn Promin ent in Cnso TeJIs Story of Auto Trlii Denies Was In Any Plot Red Oak Nov B Mc Caul former Vllliscn pool hall pro prietor whose name has been prom inent in the testimony at the Jones Wllkerson slander suit went on the stand Wednesday in behalf of Sena tor Jones Mr McCaul is the man who it was charged by the Wilkejson witnesses was seen In company with Albert Jones barly on the morning after the murder driving in his automoible north of Villisca Ho Is also stated to have been a member of the famous murder plot quartet told of by Mrs Alice Willard and it was charged thai he exhibited what lie claimed ivas n piece of Joe Moores skull At Home Tliut Xiglit said that on the night ol1 the murder he attended a meeting at the Knights of Pythias club and was there until about oclock when he went home and stayed tlicre He said he got up early the next morning and in company with Al bert Jones left at about 7 oclock on an automobile drive north of tlie city He said that he was in tho business of selliug automobiles ami that Jones was interested with him in this business He said that the trip had lieun previously arranged told of where the two went and of the persons met on their trip McCaul denied that ho had ever paid a garage bill to E M Nelson as Nelson testified Nelson it will be remembered said that he went to collect the bill and found Senator Jones and F F McCnul In a room to gether with a bottle of beer on the table between them Denies Plot Knowledge McCaul was aaked directly whether he had ever heard of a plot to mur der the Moore family prior to tho time of the murders No sir I did he replied He was asked about the piece of bone which witnesses said he had had in his possession He said that the bone was not a piece of skull but was an old bone ho hail picked up in an alley and had kept about the pool hull as a curio He said the story went out that lie had a piece of Joe Moores skull but that ho had denied it Crossexamination was commen ced and the questions asked before adjournment concerned his where abouts on the Sunday of the murder Played Poker lie was asked whether or not ho had spent tlie morning of the day playing poker and denied that he had He admitted however that he had played poker In Villisea His crossexamination was still under way when court adjourned Tho trial will continue without in terruption because of the holiday Preparing to Resist Demanad of Allies for Surrender cf Arms WAS AT CONFERENCE Decision Announced Regard ing Allies Demands Is Un changed Today Special to The CloneGazette Kin VJ11 Lolulon Nov so lving Constantino acting hi he n TO DKIUCATl HOMK Deoatnr Nov will bo a jOdlotter djiv In tlie lilnoiy ot the lonnl lodge ot lilies havh been dealRnated as tho day for tin formal dedication of their mngniii cciH new hnme Arrangements have been made to a large ninn bop of visiting membovR of the order from nil over tlilH section of Illinois Grand Fxaltcd Tliilor Rightoi of Now Orleans nn irvrral otlior ol ficlnls of the graui uc i0iv Scr the es yesterday morning cillorl council of the officers of A at the headquarters of the piobably be formulated Into a verln note for delivery to Vie Ira Bufouruot commander of the o he would Insist on delivery war materials the WAtt Special to GlobeGazette or The resignation 01 ucneral Braces Greek minister nt war Is reported by Router conesp oudent n health Ma til as tlie reason IEX HUXTICKS KILLRD Careless Sportsmen Tnko Their Toll of Death in XorCh Wook Special to Tlie GlobeGazette Calumot Nov ives have been lost in HHnorthern nting season closes to ght M onethird than that of lormer years The law and industrial prosperity has kept CH Wily tho tins season imiTlSH LOSSES cyfiKr Thousand Mon nil Irouts Liist Mouth Special la Tho London Nov Hritish casualties in tho month of Novem ber as reported all fronts were i f l j U or the total or tho ties wore among ofjfcors and T 2no tr Was a fail ing off in tho November losses iq compared with recent months ably owllg to tho slowing hnvn of lad The average dally loss in October was 3452 compared with 2188 in No vember The November casualties bring up the total of British casual ties reported In five months since tho the offensive to AT CAPITAL IS IY QUIET ON Washington Hie Out Much Outward y Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington Nov giving wan observed quietly h Wash ington with the annual PanAinorleau mass at St Patricks church alirnd ed by many diplomats and govern ment officials as the principal fixture of the day President and Mrs Wilson planned to go to another church soivloe ind to have a family dinner in White House with a largo turkoy by in admirer or tlie president eracin the board
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