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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1917, Mason City, Iowa                                Cbe VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 5 1917 CONSIDERATION OF MEASURE WAS FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE THIS MORNING SENATOR LA FOLLETTE GOT SEVERE SCQLINDG IN SPEECH John Sharp Williams Says Speech Was More Worthy of BethmannHollweg Than an American Senator Situation of the war resolu tion is Passed by senate Before house with power in floor leaders hands to closo de bate and huve roil called at aiiv time Washington April on the war began in the house promptly at oclock with Chair man Flood of the foreign affairs committee making the opening state ment Par in the rear of the hall sat Rep resentative Cooper of Wisconsin ranking republican member of the foreign affairs committee who is ex pected to lead the opposition Less than a dozen members it was pi dieted would vote against the war resolution Under the unanimous consent Rep resentative Flood could move the previous question at any time after one hour and if sustained bring the measure to a vote He was disposed however to give members every op portuntty to throughout the day War is being made ypon the coun Representative Oeri man government compel us to enter He made a plea for the people to rally and support the government to enterby the side of the allies to crush Prussian militarism and deliver the world from the threat and danger or the HohenzolJern dynasty Representative Siegel of New York said he could not disregard the fact though we cry peace Germany an swers by warring against Washington April galler ies were only half filled when the de bate began and less than half of tho members were present when the ses sion opened During this week Siegol said he re ceived intimations to vote against the resolution Contrary action would mean a general effort to end congressional career his I would be unworthy of American citizenship were to lie deterred from acting by such warnings Let us give evidence to tho world that arr Washington April resolu tion declaring fiat a state of war ex tats between the United States and Germany was uarsed in the last night by an overwhelming ma jority It will be taken up for pass ago in the hirjsatjiiuy The senators who cast the neea tives were Gronna of North Dakota LaFoI letto of Wisconsin Morris of Nebras ka Lane of Oregon Stone of Mis souri and Vardaman of Mississippi Senator McCumbers substitute to declare the existence of a state ot war upon the sinking of another American ship by Germany was de feated without a roll call The resolution drafted after con sultation with the state department and already accepted by the house committee says the state of war thrust upon the United States by Germany is formally declared and directs the president to employ the entire military forces and the re sources of the government to carry on the war and bring it to a success ful termination Action in the senate came just af ter 11 oclock at the close of a de bate whichlasted continuously since In was reached late in the afternoon when Senator John Sharp Williams denounced a speech of Senator La Follette as more worthy of Herr von BethmannHollweg than an Ameri can senator The passage of the resolution was not marked by any outburst from the gallery and on the floor the senators themselves were unusually grave and luiet Many of them answered to their names in a voice that quiverec with emotion The galleries were filled to over flowing In the diplomatic gallery was Sec retary Lansing Counsellor Polk of the state department Minister Cald eron of Bolivia and Minister Eken gren of Sweden Earlier in the ev ening Dr Hitter the Swiss minister in charge of German interests in this country had been there Secretary McAdoo was on the floor during the last few hours of the de bate War Declaration Text Ihe text of the resolution follows Whereas German gove mitted repeatedprGis of war against the goyernment anc the people of the United States of America Therefore Be It Resolved by the senate andho use of rep resentatives of the United States of America in congress assembled that the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German govern ment which has been thrust upon the United States hereby declared And that the president be and is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire military and naval forces of the United States and the sources of the government to carry on war against the Im perial German government and to bring the conflict to a successful termination all of is the resources of the country are hereby plledged by the ongress of the United Bitter Attacks on Wilson Feature of German Prss Talk viaLondon Government Asks Millions for Army Navy and Marines Washington April for immediate appropriation of S3 for the army and navy was made to congress today by the executive department Provision is made for increasing the enlisted strength of the navy to men and the marine corps to Of this sum little more than 930 is asked for the army Washington April for raising an army were discussed at the capital today by Secretary Bakev and Chairman Chamberlain the senat military committee JThe provision of the new army oil UT Mh probably will be introduced i Chouses tomorrow includes im ite recruiting of the regular ai national guard Submarines Find Easy Victims in Relief Transports Washington April without warning of tho Ameri can unarmed steamer Mlssour ian with Ja Americans nmoiiK the ciew was reported to the slate department tidiiy The wns saved feUULll iv Hill strength about and callim of all national guard units into th federal service Compulsory enlistment tu remil both regular army and national guarc to full war strength if voluntary on listmeuts ara insufficient and hi crease of the present authorized wa strength of both by 25 per cent ti provide an armed force at once o are also provided in th bill Indications were today that tin treasury will endeavor to raise hv out bond issue aa much of the war tax asked today for ai army and navy as can be obtained I new and Increased taxation Hojne Confirmed Washington April con firmation of Ambassador Penfields return to his country from Vienna was given by Secretary Lansing to day for the first time since a rumoi started he was coming hack No rea son for his return is given Secretary Lansing said Ambassa dor Penfleld would Vienna to morrow probably going via Switzer land to Spain arriving In this coun try via Cuba In about three weeks The Austrian situation still i mains uncertain with the preponder ant opinion here that German Influ ence will force the dual monarchy to share Germanys relationship with tho United States It is realized despite Austrias formal endorsement of the German submarine campaign she liaa been very aoid n broak with America Powerful though this feeling has been she has not been able to resist German pressure Any hopes of the officials here that As the last name was called and the clerk announced the votes 82 to Representative Harrison of Missis1 Gj there washardly a murmur of ap sippi assailed the proGerman sym pathizers and pacifists Representative Miller ot Minnesota republican member of the foreign af fairs committee sprung a sensation during the discussion of the war reso lution in the house today by declar ing the unpublished paragraph of Zimmermans note offered to estab lish a submarine base in a Mexican port supply Mexico with unlimited quantities of arms and ammunition and send German reservists In the United States to Mexico Miller further said he understood that three German schooners had landed on the western coast of Mexico and that Villa was surrounded by German officers who had taken Charge of drilling his men Reliable information he said also was that Garranzaa army was not much bet it has been understood but never officially announced that the full text of Zimmermanns instructions to the German minister Von Sckhardt were not published with the main portion of the Miller said Members of the foreign affairs committee however have been supplied with full Earlier In the day Representative Cooper of Wisconsin launched Into an emphatic defense of pacifists gen erally and himself particularly When Millers remarks were sub mitted to Secretary Lansing however the secretary of state declared that the Zimmerman instructions tained nothing of the First Allied Act for Cooperation with United States Paris April first war measure to be taken in connection with the expected entrance of the United States into the war was Intro duced In the chamher of deputies to day it provides for an agreement with the United States if necessary for the use of the port of Brest by the American naval forces plause The great crowd was awed by the solemnity of the occasion and sob ered by the speeches they had heard After the vote the senate adjourn ed until noon Friday to await action by the house A Isix senators who voted against the resolution were members of the group of twelve who defeated the armed neutrality bill at the last ses sion There was no attempt to fili buster thlg time however Most 01 the thirteen hours of debate was con sumed by champions of the resolu tion Of those absent it was announced by various senators that all except Senator Gore of Oklahoma would have voted for the resolution if pres ent As to Gore Senator Heed announced merely that he was absent because of illness Senator Cummins of Iowa one of the twelve who opposed the armed neutrality bill said during the de bate he desired to have a unfted na tion and therefore would vote for the war resolution The Iowa sena tor said he had opposed the armed neutrality measure because it gave the president war making powers The congress he con tinued Is now exercising its right ful constitution function Where congress has determined every loyal American will yield Instant undivid ed allegiance to its decree There will be no division and no man will be permitted to overrun me to make America strong and victorious in the struggle that Is before I still believe there Is another and better course than a declaration of war If I believed there was a fair opportunity to fight for that better way I would hesitate to take time to submit my reasons for Its adoption but I know and every man knows that war will be declared and I in tend to give evidence of unity among the people by subordinating by judg ment to that of my fellows In con gress I want the world to know that when this government has acted through Its constitutional authorities every man and woman too who loves the old flag will stand by the gov ernment by the country tinction he drew between the cermin people and their government feature the comments of German newspapers on the presidents message The Lolcal Aiizeiger says America must know Wilsons assurance that war is directed not against the Ger man people but the German govern ment cannot detract from the anger which his attitude during the whole war has fostered and which the last message fanned Into a bright flame The Vienna Neue Freie Presse de clares America has decided upon war because it is unable any longer to de liver its supplies to the Allies Rome via Paris April Romano the Vatican organ says of Wilsons ad dress to the congress The man who last December championed peace today Is leading thn new world to participation in hor rors of the greatest human butchery ever ecollle enough to have in fluenced the central alliance to force a withdrawal of submarine winfare or to take a more conciliatory atti tude towards peace have been much shaken recently by a fuller realua tioii ofthe Germanys intlnonce in those countries Poinraros Message Paris April Poin care has sent a cablegram to Wilson declaring the French people are fill ed with the deepest feelings of broth erly appreciation at amoment whei the great American republic is com ing forward to defend with force the of justice and President Poincare asserted he voiced the sentiments of all France ii expressing to the American nation lid joy and pride we feel today as our hearts once again beat in imi son with SniSCATINE GERMANS LOYATj Muacatlne April the German population of Muscatlne is loyal to the United States of America even if this nation should go to war with Germany was emphasized aneiv yesterday when resolutions were adopted by various German organiz ations There is no question but that my congregation and I are back of the president said the Rev E Ket tlekamp pastor of the German Meth odist Episcopal church But dont want Of course f stand back of the said the Rev Philip A Delaporte pastor of the Gorman Con gregational church Every true American citizen Is behind the president In this grave declared the Rev Peter Geis sler pastor of the German Baptist church TWO SUITS PILED A VI Dunlap filed flu It agotnst Jake and Addle Button asking for judgment In the sum of as bal ance on a note for with interest at 8 per cent which la held by tho plaln titl against tho defendants Emma Pago alao lied suit against A H that final eottle mcnt ho mods of a disputed boundary line of some proporty which the plain tiff owns In Clear Lake part of which claims Orecn has used a property s his own Peace Rumors Are Unfounded Reports Berlin Newspapers Amsterdam via London April 5 A Berlin dispatch to the Koelnische Zeltung says rumors of a new peace offer by the Central powers which arose following the meting of Em perors William and Charles and Count Czernina statement are incor rect The dispatch says however the principle of the readiness of the Cen tral powers to enter negotiations for an honorable peace are unchang ed York April Belgian relief steamer Feisteln was sunk in the North Sea while approaching Rotterdam according to a cablegram from the Belgian relief commission to hive struck a mine w lule the Travelers boats were be ing lowered the submarine fired on them severely wounding the captain mate engineer donkey engine man and cook New York April for the Belgian commission definitely stated that no Americans were on the Troyler If twentyfour men were landed at Ymuiden aa reported then the entire crew was saved The Tre vier carried a safe conduct puss sign ed by tile Swiss consul in compliance with German arrangements the agents stated NO 121 London Reports that Food Dictator Is i t oy u b Government of the Allies Have Met Apt to Be Named Mesopotamia in Another Victim London April 5 The Belgian steamer Trevier from New York with Belgian relief supplies was tor pedoed without warning Wednesday OTIIKK JV NOW JOIN Washington April 5 Dlplcmats Here oxpect the war declaration by the United States to be followed by efforts of the entente to persuade some other neutrals to join the war Some have been on the verge of war for months and have regarded tho United States as the leader of neutral opinion Efforts to bring In some South American republics whose interests are felt to b identical with the Unit ed States would not be cs RUSH TO 1AV April 4 A sudden ruali of delinquents to pay up back taxes has been the immediate result of a new regulation providing that lassbooks entitling the holder to buy ntoxlcatlng liquor will not be Issued o persons on the delinquent taxroll ioaa of the electoral franchise until heir taxes were paid had not pre vented hundreds of delinquents from negotiating to square accounts with the tax collector but the threat to make it impossible for them to ob aln Intoxicants has brought some housamls of crowns into 1he city Icasury Chicngo April board of directors of the board of trade adopt ed a resolution that If in the wis dom of the federal government It snoum become necessary to adopt tho Plan by which the regulation of the Production sale distribution and consumption of the products of the soil shall be supervised by specific authority It should be deelgatod to experienced and familiar paries It urges the appontment of Joseph P Griffin to such a position Torrens Law Passes Senate Des Molnes April 5Passage of an optional form of the Torrens title registration law by the Iowa legislature seems probable follow ing action of the senate yesterday in passing the Torrens bill presented by the committee on laud titles Ihe vote was 37 to A strong in favor of the bill has developed in the house where the bi has so far been held up in com mittee As passed the measure would per mit the individual counties to put the Torrens plan into effect Instead of following the present abstract system a certificate would be granted by the District court de In question was FORECASTS STRONG BLOW TO THE TURK British Have Come Up from South and Russian Down from the Northeast London April rluitish ami patrols have got into touch with each other in Meso potamia the Associated Press is mioraietl today Tjiko More TUIVILS Petrograd via London April K Russian cavalry occupied the lies opotamian towns of Khanikiu and Kasrichirlmu it is officially announc ed ns in West London April capture of Ronshoy and BasseBoulogne in tho sector northeast of Pcronne was an nounced by the war office today Retired Paris Aprll Ferdi nand Foch hero of the battle of tho Marne has been detached from nctlva NICUl MOKU MON13Y The Hague Netherlands April Parliament is being asked to vote a fresh mobilization credit of 000 to cover the extraordinary mili tary expenditure for tho first half of the current year Thig sum includes for artillery material in which the Netherlands Army is very deficient considering the require ments of modern warfare Dependent on foreign manufacture for the sup ply of Its needs in this respect Hol land has met almost insurmountable difficulties in its attempts to obtain the urgently required artillery in war time Philadelphia April Amerl as relation to tho world conflict and o Ihe coming peace is to be the cneral topic of the twentyfirst an unl meeting of the American Acad my of Political and Social Science hich is to hold its sessions in this city the latter part ot this month The subject of the initial session will be Americas Relation to the World and the speakers will include George W Kirchwey of Now York Emily Greone Dalch of the Emergency Peace Federation Profes sor Simon N Patten of the Universi ty oC Pennsylvania and Samuel T ture transfers would be based upon tills certificate Instead of by an ab stract The certificate in itself would be evidence of the validity of title Jlo hill contains 102 sections ind required one hour and twenty two minutes to read The clerks worked In relays while the senators smoked and read newspapers De railed instructions as to how the system may be put Into operation are provided In the bill The nine senators who voted against the bill were Foster Laffer to this effect an announcement Lindly Price Proudfoot Taylor Thompson and Wilson llendy for Service DubiHiuo AiUil A C for the last four years chief deputy United States marshal the office deputy for United States Marshal Moore of the northern Iowa district resigned rather unexpectedly Satur day He may go back into tho Unit ed States war department from which he came when he was appointed dep uty here Mr Leltz has had considerable mil itary experience having served through two or three Indian upris ings and through the SpanishAmer ican wnr was at Santiago and par ticipated In the fighting Dutton of New York The second session will discuss OUT TAXI JHIS YOU TOO All persons who own or drive motor vehicles are urged to rend this care fully and nlso to peruse the notices fromthe police department which ap pear in another column The motorcycle policemen are ajyaln In our midst and traffic and speed ordinance violators are to he arrested and fined Chief of Pollco Gorman says that violations are numerous and that all violators caught are to ho arrested The muffler cutout section a to be strictly enforced Tfixtcab drivers are Riven until Frl Ifty ntprht to pay their licenses and hose caught without them after thru Imo will be pinched and brought nto court charged without n licence with operating Americas Obligation as the Defend er of International the speak ers to include former Secretary of War Henry L Stimson Professor Mo laiul G Usher of Washington Univer sity Professor Ellery C Stowell of Columbia University and Frederic II Coudert of New York The Elements of a Just and Dur able Peace will be the general topic at the third session Among the no table speakers scheduled to he heara are Jane Addams of Chicago Con gressman James L Slayden 01 Texas Franklin H Glddlngs of Jnlverslty John H Latana of 1 Hopkins University Philip M Brown of Princeton University Henri La Fontaine of the Belgian senate and James M Beck former assistant at torney general of the United States The fourth session of the meeting has been set aside for the considera tion of The Problems of Durable the speakers to Include TA colt Williams of Columbia Universi ty Stephen P Duggen of the College of the City of New York and Toyofc Ichi lyenagu of the East and West News On the afternoon of the same day the conference will take up the subject of The Rights of Small The speakers at this session will include Oswald Garrison A 1 TO I TKAMS LAV AT KOHT Iinnl iiraiiKe nonts to two vol hall tennis part ruesdny nlpht were today fol I ritl r J I iVi the receipt tills morning from Fort tJie uhove for the contest The two teams to phiy In this mutch have definitely decided upon but nil prospective plov ers will meet tomorrow afternoon in practice wutuhcs propniatorv to the Kort contest Foreigners Not to Lose Property if They Behave Selves Washington April an nouncement was made today that for eigners in the United States who con duct themselves properly will suffer no loss of property or liberty as the result of the declaration of a state of MIIKT Chicago April WitSi the meet ing of the Southern Pine Association hero today lumber manufacturers be gan a four days gathering which is expected to result in several basic changes in tho Industry There will be a meeting tomorrow of stockholders and directors of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association and on the next two days the national body will hold its general convention Plans for the organisation will It Is expected takc the form of a ciim paign of expansion which ultimately will bring into it every lumber manu facturing organization in tho United States Just what form these plans will depend upon action of the roiivenlion The sessions will be ex ecutive It II Downman Nnw Orleans la president of the national body and IB expected lo address Hid first of the general meetings Wednesday FATAL Chicago April Six were klliod iml fifty injured according to police istimalos in an explosion in an Ital iui at and Lake streets MASON CITYS ACTIVITIES IN THE PREPARATION FOR CALL TO ARMS Villard of New York Henry H aey of Columbia University Rabbi Stephen S Wise of New York and C E McGulrc assistant secretary o International High Commission The final session will be devotM to a discussion of the general tople Americans Participation In a Lea gue for the Maintenance of a Jiisf and Durable The speakers will be Walter Fisher former sec retary of the Interior Georgo W Wlckersham former attorney gener al and Don C Sellz of New York The academy has received word from the governora of most of the states that It IR their Intention to ap point official delegates to attend the meeting Delegates also will be ap pointed by the leading national civic and trade organizations Woman Offers to Enlist and Carry Gun in Great War tf Brigadier General Hubert A Allen himself had entered the room the officers and men of the recruit ing details of Companies A and D could not have scrambled to their feet and attention any quicker than they did yesterday afternoon when a comley but determined looking young woman entered the office 1 want to enlist for any duty the army offerg I can carry a gun if she said Lieut Harold W Odle senior of ficer thought she might mean she wanted to Join the Red Cross and this suggestion was made but a he knew what she wanted and that was not nursing service It was explained to herthat tho Iowa National Guard or tho regular army havo no authority to enlist wo men even for clerical work though In some places they are used as civil ian employes Sho was advised that the navy nii llsts women for shore duty as yoenren If and was advised to try to gel accepted there Lieut Odla Is looking up requirements for accept ance of women in tho naval Horvlce and wilt advise the young woman further Women of Mason city according to the recruiting officers are lending the work more encouragement than the men Many Inquire The recruiting officers are getting many Inquiries but most applicants prefer to wait to aee what provision congress makes for raising an army in addition to the National Guard Cv Loyalty Day Plan Waits Declaration Hostilities Are On Mayor T A Potter tills mornlnu dls trusocrt the northern Iowa military sit uation ovrr IOJJR distance slt telophone with both Governor V Harrtlrut and Adjutant Oeueral Guy K Logun It was decided tit this telephone con ference that It would he hest to defer plans for u Loyalty Day rally in Mason City until after formal declara tion of hostilities by congress Ac corrtlnffly will bo allowed to rest they aro until President Wilson signs tho Joint resolution after It In by Ihe house Mayor rotter renewed and reiterated to Oovnrnor HartIlnK General Lo Ban his iormost and offer of Ism Juno for permission to raloe a rcKlmont In northern Iowa In caso a call for vol assured that hia re ciuoat was the first on fllo nnd that if volunteers wore called for that ho will no the first man to get authority to raise a regiment   

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