Thursday, April 19, 1917

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 19 1917 NO 133 Germans Still Staggering from Great Set Back Receiv ed Monday FRENCH LINES ARE NOW FRESH TROOPS Men Who Made the Jelling Attacks a Few Days Ago Are Relieved Paris April Ger irian divisions numbering nearly a quarter of a million men defended the last Gemiiui stronghold on the Aisne taken with the capture of Vnllly Bridgehead wore defeated yes terday and their wavering lines continued last nfftht to be push ed rapidly Paris April section of yon Hlndenburgs granite wall which riruna from Soissons to Rheirns has been shaken to the foundation by the terrific blows of General Nlvelle The French have the whip hand now and the Germans are still stag gering from the great rebuff dealt them Monday The French soldiers who won the first line have been re lleved by fresh formations The sec ond phase of the tattle has begun with renewed vigor Unaffected by counter attacks in Borne places and sturdy resistance of fered everywhere the French have gained substantial advantages and have driven forward with such speed that the Germans were obliged to abandon many gruns made desperate ef r If arts to stem ithetlde between Tevln the weakest iflfet tliekllrie hurling thirty of inelr best troops in fu xrloug counter attack The French ar tillery smashed wave after wave of the enemy until finally the attempt was given up Between Soissons Aub the Germans threw twelve new against the French but they were unable to stop the French ad The French have continued to make progress north of Vailley Os tell notwithstanding violent German attacks todays official statement says The successes of the French in Champaigne were followed by fur ther advances in the region Moron villiers Several important heights and strong positions were taken Gcrniim Statement Berlin via London April battle in Champaigne northwest of Auberive continued Into the night the official statement says The fight Ing increased in intensity this morn ing as the result of the introduction of fresh troops Farm Paper Heads Offer Free Space to U S Government Minnesota Body Solons Adjourns St Paul April Minnesota legislature formally ad journed Its fourmonths session shortly after noon today having en acted as Its most notable accomplish ment a law for submission of the pro hibition question to a votp of the peo ple Woman suffrage a bill repeal ing the boxing law and four amend ments to the primary election laws providing a return to the party con vention system and restoring a parti san legislature went down to defeat In fact the session was marked by the defeat of important legisla tion rather than passage o ned laws The prohibition question will be submitted at the general election in 1918 in the form a constitutional Amendment which if adopted by a majority of those voting will make the state bonedry after July 1 1920 Other temperance legislation enacted Includes a Saw abolishing wholesale liquor houses in country districts Women weer divided on the suf frage issue one faction requesting the ballot by statutory legislation and the other seeking submission of a constitutional amendment The lat ter measure was passed by the House but defeated In the Senate where the statutory bill met a like fafe Tho outstanding war legislation enacted creates a public safety com mission authorized to organize home guard and take other steps deemed necessary for safeguarding life and property An appropriation of is included and out of this sum guardsmen who served on the Mexican border will receive 50 cents for each day spent there in fed eral service A law patterned after the Wash ington state law making the teach ing of sabotage or the destruction of an employers machinery crime punishable by ten years imprison ment passed both houses After a hard fight the socalled tonnage tax till proposing au artdt 1 tional tax of one per cent on the value of iron ore at the mouth of the mine was defeated in the senate Passage of the bill would have brought several millions of dollars into the state treasury annually from the range country The most important railroad legis lation adopted requires roads to is uue interchangeable mileage bnoks thus making a flat passenger ratof 2 cents a mile in Minnesota tfiikewdrrn Loyalty Loses Trade for Worth County Man To William Larson proprietor of Hotel Winifred at North wood goes the credit for being the first man re ported to cease his patronage of a business house because it failed to display the American flag One Northwood man of whom Lar son has bought a great portion of the supplies for his hotel is of German descent He is said to have been rath er proGerman in his talk previous to declaration of war though since then lie lias not given vent to any Ameri can statements However the American flag it is reported failed to make its appear ance in his place of business Larson watched for a week and waited and then announced that he was going out to look for an American flag and that if he didnt find it someone was going to lose some The flag had not made its appear ance and someone lost an account which has a fine healthy monthly total The story became known here to day when Northwood men who wero familiar with the facts related it Washington April Of agricultural papers representing Six million readers In session here adopted resolutions today offering ilie government free advertising space for the sale of war bonds or to pro mote enlistments Machine Guns Are Bought Washington April cy orders for Lewis machine guas for the army and navy have been paced by the government although an American made weapon which has been the subject of bitter controver sy haa not been adopted as a stand ard light machine gun for the army The guns test will be mado May 1 when the final decision will be reach ed Naval Affairs Committee Has Office Entered Washington April police discovered today the door of the senate committee on naval affairs was forced during the night Clerks said no papers were miss ing and Senator Swanson acting chairman of the committee said no confidential Information was In the room The door waa splintered and the capltol police are greatly surpris ed that no sounds were heard when it was forced The guards at the capitol recently were increased OUTLOOK BUTTER New York April I com paratively few exceptions special dis patches to Duns Review from branch offices Indicate material damage to wheat but that the outlook in Borue localities has more promising ity reason of the recent rain FORHGOTDV Ranking Republican Member of Committee to Be sons Russian People Not Favorable to German Plan Separate Peace Petrograd April id lies need have no fears Unit Rus sia will desert hoi1 ullegiiinco and weaken the resistance to the enemy Foreign Minister Mllu koff declared nn address to day TURN o DOWN Rep Kahn to Present Minority Report Demanding that Experts Be Heeded via London April 19 e Russian press considers the German and Austrian 5 concerning the possibility of conciliating the war aims of both central powers Jvith those of Russia as a base treacherous and hypo critical The Rech In reiterating Russian government a pursuing no ralms of conquest de clares it Is fully and entirely in igreement with the views expressed by the other entente powers Washington April and opponents of the administration plan for raising an army by selective draft lined up In congress today for tho impending fight over the two sys tems Representative Kahn ranking re publican of the military committee conferred with Secretary Baker He will be the administration spokesman before the house on the question army preparation It Is expected that Representative Kahn will present in the minority re port from the house military commit tee which yesterday voted to favora bly report the amendment calling for volunteers As stated in a letter Secretary Bak er sent Chairman Dent two daya ago In a final effort to get the committee to approve the administration plan Representative Kahn said the posi tion taken by the minority will one that laymen have no right to set aside the view of trained experts The administration bill recom mended favorably by the senate mili tary committee may be passed with out awaiting the house action The administration plan contained letter from Secretary Baker to Chairman Dent clearly outlined the purpose of the military experts to provide places for individual volunteers in the expanded regular army and national guard and tlielf reasonsfor any for taking into service complete vol unteer units as proposes the major ity of the committee Kahn pointed out the only four members of the house committee hact personal military experience all favor the administration bill The bill as amended by the com mittee was Introduced by Chairman Dent and immediately referred back LO the committee for a perfunctory report It probably will be taken in the house Tuesday War Marriages Not Bar to Service in Army Says Secretary Washington April of military age who have been married since the state of war against Ger many was declared will not escape the obligation of military service under the war department policy for mally announced today The statement says these men will be treated the same as unmarried men as far as military obligations are concerned Nicaraugua Takes Stand Endorsing American Position Washington April has aligned herself with the Latin American nations endorsing the en try of the United States into the war The state department was notifed today the Nicaraguan government sympathizes with the United States In its action but made no mention of neutrality NO SKPAKATE PEACE Washington April Rus sian Duma has declared that It will not make a separate peace but will continue to fight The United States government however will assure it self that the Russian people are of one accord in this matter before it loana the new government any money for war purposes Spanish Cabinet Members Resign Madrid via London April The Spanish cabinet has reslenedL DCS Molnes April plan to Mow up tlie plant of the Des Moines Electric company is believed to have been thwarted last night when a bomb large enough to wreck one end of the city was discovered in the ma chinery shed The missile was found buried un der some debris by the south wall and taken to the police station It Is thought to be loaded with guncotton It consists oC two Iron castings about ten inches in diameter riveted togeth er An electric fan fuse had been in serted in one end and sealed up with wax It was estimated that the bomb held abouit a half gallon of explo sives Two men were seen to go to the shed late in the afternoon by Glen Huser 920 Second street One of them was said to have been carrying what looked like a bomb or Infernal machine Huser declared he saw the men emerge from the building a short while afterwards empty handed Calls Officers I got to thinking about the mat said Htiser and decided to sat isfy my curiosity I went to the build ing but the doors had been locked and I could not get in I looked in at the window however and there alone the south wall I saw what looked like what I had seen one of the men Huser reported It to the police sta tion and Sergeant Pettlt and Lieut 0 U uVfyer of the army wen to the building with Huser the missile could be seen plainly through the window SI S Cox manager of the meter department of the electric company was communicated with and later unlocked the door and the itomb was taken to the police station To Investigate Today Descriptions of the two men whom Huser saw go in and out of the build ing were left at the poirce station and a search for them was instituted im mediately Assistant Police Chief Kelly de clared that as soon as some ono who la familiar wtlh explosives this character could be found the con tents of the shell would be examined It ia being kept In the vault In the of fice of the chief of police It probably will be opened todaj Company I Was But Men hlnd This Morning With 08 Men Qualified The Manchester Guardian An nounced Lloyd George to Present Plan Today BASE THE SCHEME ON COUNTY OPTION Both Company A and Company D are certain to have the 100 men each required for maximum peace strength when they are mustered for inspection by Col Carl Relchman U S A on Saturday and Tuesday even ing respectively The date for muster of Company Av was first set for Sunday evening in the order but Gen Guy E Logan has directed verbally that the orders to the men to report for muster make the date Saturday evening and Capt Garmari is sending out notices in ac cordance therewith Company A reached the hundred mark this morning and at the same hour Company D had ninetyeight men on the rolls with prospects that enough more to bring the total to over a hundred would bo enlisted during the day Thirtyone of the eightyseven men who returned from the border now signed the new niusterroll Nortlttvood Sends Men Three young men from Northwood joined the company yesterday They are Selmer Anderson Dale Hum phrey and Arouoldus Ivrogh It is said that quite a number of Northwood young men will join as soon as the Second Iowa Is ordered mobilized ICiirl and Harold Giodden Enlist Eiumetsburg ami Har old GodUen left for Mason City last week to enlist Both were accepted Harold remained and joined the regi mental band Earl came home a day or two later to await his call to duty Both have shown that they are de cidedly patriotic Plan to Keep Orderly Relation Between Home Rule and anti Counties London Manches ter Guardian says It is virtually cer tain Premier Lloyd George will an nounce the government proposal for a solution of the Irish question Thursday The scheme will be based on county option with some arrange ment for keeping the counties that vote against home rule in orderly relation to the legislation of the Dublin parliament Chicago Families Buying Provisions in Big Quantities Chicago April frightened by the prospect of stead ily Increasing prices are buying staple foodstuffs in largo quantities according to dealers in order to es cape war time prices later Canned goods tea coffee sugar and flour are the principal articles purchased This Increased demand has caused a large inflation prices of these commodities Soaring prices of canned goods brought home the possibility the fight for adequate food supply is not mere ly a struggle to increase production and decrease consumption but may be a battle with gamblers who are trying to reap enormous profits by capitalizing the peoples fear of a famiue Purchase of canned goods for sum mer delivery pushed the price of the new crop not yet planted 100 per cent Restrictions have been placed on the purchase of many commodities by grocers in the presidential dis trict in the hope ot holding off the panic stricken consumers A Kxecutivo Offices City ot Mason Cify Iowa To the People of Mason City Cooperation of the people of Clear Lake aided very ma terially in making the Loy ally Day observance in Mason City last Saturday tho success which It was and therefore with an opportunity offered for repaying the cooperation in kind It behooves the peo pieof Mason City to help make warmer the friendship between the two cities by helping make the Loyalty Day observance at Clar Lake on Saturday April 21 a success The committee in charge of the arrangements for the Loyalty Rally at Clear Lake has asked the executive branch of the Mason City gov eminent to extend to all pa triotlc cival and fraternal organizations of Mason City and all societies of whatever nature that desire to help fos i ter the spirit of patriotism In this section of Iowa to take part in the Loyalty Parade Saturday afternoon and at tend the patriotic meetings in the evening I therefore take pleasure In requesting and urging the people of Mason City to ac cept the Invitation of the peo pie of Clear Lake and espec lally urge the officers of civic fraternal and patriotic orders and societies to arrange to have their organizations pro perly represented Every good citizen of Ma son City should consider that It Is as vitally essential to the revival of patriotism In Iowa that the Clear Lako obaerv ance be a success as it was to make memorable the one here and should aid to tho extent of his or her power to make tho Loyalty Parade at Clear Lake as good as or even better than the ono which passed through the streets here Dated at Mason City April 1017 T A POTTER Mayor Getting Ready for Uncle Sams Navy Lake Bluff April thousand embryonic bluejackets are being prepared at the Great Lakes Naval Training station here to man the ships of the American battle fleet nations first Hue of defense in the war with Germany Since President Wilson proclaimed a state of war the station with barrack room for about men has been caring for between ami recruits and the number is increas ing daily Heretofore it has taken about four months for a sailor to complete his training In the naval preparatory school And tho atmosphere about the station was not unlike that in the average middlewestern college Surrounding the quadrangular pa rade ground as college buildings sur round a campus are the barracks and executive offices But the war time recruits have brought with them a more serious demeanor than those of peace Then too the Influx of recruits and tile demand for meu la the floet lias been such that the tralnig period lias been reduced from ten to twentyone days contingents being sent some where in the East as rapidly as they can be prepared Each of the days spent at the station Is illled with what the officers describe as inten sive preparation for sea Each day bugles aro blowing awkward squads drilling patriotic pulses beat ing and the air is rilled with the thrill o preparation for war With the mushroomlike rapidity n sand colored tent city Is rising above Lhe greening grass of the reserva tion that the overflow of men from the barracks may be cared for Capt A Moffett commandant has ob tained the temporary use of in7 acres fronting on Lake Michigan and ad joining the reservation Plans have been made and orders issued looking towarii the construc tion of the largest inland community or Us kind in the world Five thous and tents to house almost men aro to be pitched on the ground A sewerage and water system is be ing established kitchens are being built streets laid out Preparations also are under way for the erection of wireless station which wilt give the Groat Lakes department direct com munication witli the navy department in Washington Semiofficial Announcement that Labor Trouble Had Come to an End METAL WORKERS GOT MAIN CLAIM GRANTED Commission of Labor Repre sentatives Will Have Voice in Food Supply Des Moiues April 19 More than three hundred o the business men most closely associated with the farmers of Iowa constituting the membership of the Western Grain Dealers association left Des Moinos at the close of the eighteenth annual convention yesterday to im press up on the farmers of their own vicini ties the necessity or increased food production and economy Resolutions were passed at the close of the convention recognizing the fact that the burden of feeding the world now rests upon the United States that Iowa is to play a large part in the program and pledging the members of the association to impress upon the farmers of their immediate section the stern necessi ty for greater economy the elimina tion of waste by putting under cul tivation every foot of available land and the utilization of all equipment at their disposal to the end that our production may be increased to a volume that will materially aid in meeting the requirements of tho ex isting crisis Other resolutions call upon the railroads to adopt a minimum car load schedule to allow at least thirty inches for sampling and still come within the prescribed minimum ca pacity protesting against the action of the railroads in Interpreting the term adequate weighing as used in the Pomerene bill of lad inglaw to exclude all except track sales and the work of Secretary George A Wells in promot ing local meetings of grain men for tho discussion of trade problems Opens Anothers Extracts Pay Check Signs Name Gets Money Nick Italics interpreter for the Northwestern railway until this morning Now he is in the city jail oil throe for gery and obtaining money by cheat ing and false pretenses In default of bond It is charged that Kullcs who gets his mall In the same postoffice hex used by Gus Stamas got a letter ad dressed to Stamas out of the mail which contained a pay check for forged an endorsement on the check and cashed it at the Gar den City pool hall This morning Struuaa complained to Roadmasler Egglestons office that he hud not got his check When told it had boon mailed he suspected Kalles had ob tained it from the mails Special Agent Breeu brought about Kallca arrest and after a brief ques tioning by tho railway officer and Chief Gorman he confessed The federal authorities may also prosecute him for violation of the postal laws iu opening anothers mall wrongfully UEPOIIT liAISKU London April 19 Kaiser report ed very ill at Hamburg The peace advocates In Germany are embolden ed and utterances stronger than ever before are permitted OONVKNTIOX Birmingham April Many dcelgatts who attended tho na tional good roads meeting hero dur ing the first half of tho week re mained in the city today to take part in the annual convention of the Bankhead Highway association which is promoting a national high way from Washington thrpugh the south to Los Angeles Copenhagen Tuesday via London April latest German news papers arriving here including the socialist organs confirm tho semi official announcement the Berlin strike has ended Settlement was reached after an almost unanimous decision by the metal workers to re sume work folio wing the granting of their principal demands Establish ment of a commission of labor repre sentatives which will have a voice In food distribution and promise that strikers will not be sent to the front are among the concessions granted by the government Norwegian Ship Is Slink and All But One Perish London April torpedo ing an unnamed Scandinavian steamship with tho loss of all on board except the captain is reported from Christiana The captain says the submarine watched twentynine persons drown without ottering aa sislance The Norwegian shipping Gazette says the present situation is worse than war and asserts all neutrals should break commercial relations with Germany With the exception of Costa Rica whose new government has offered jports andterritorial waters tothe American navy Nica ragua is the first of the Contral American group todefine her atti tmie Reports of antiGerman riols and other troubles in Argentine are con strued here as Indicative ot the dlffl iiilty the Argentine government will lave In preventing itselr being fore id by its own people into an opea irealc with Germany Germans Assert No Submarines in West Atlantic Thus Far Berlin via London April ia officially aiinoiiiced that Micro is no submarine as yet In the western part of the Atlantic KXIKCT SlKHUY London April of a speedy end of the war aro general They aro helped along ly the big vic torlen ou the British and French fronts heavy German losses and the Influence f the United Stales entry Into thi war King Constantine Takes Party Heads Into Conference London April Athens dis patch says King Constantine has been in consultation with certain party leaders in connection with Impend ing ministerial crisis The king had a lengthy confer ence with the British minister on Wednesday this being the first audi ence given an English representative since tho attack on British and French marines In Athens last De cember An Athens dispatch yesterday said resignations of tho Greek cabinet are Impending German Steamship Offices Taken Over by United States J April war purposes tfie federal authorities have taken over that part of the water front where the steamship pier prop erties of the and North Germaa Lloyd lines are locat ed The property will bo closely guard ed by the militia day and night Tho piers aro to receive railroad connec tions after tho German Hhips tied there have removed and the property will be aaed for government shipping MOVH Washington April dispatches confirm the report that powerful Interests In Austria aro making a new move for a separate peace Informal Austrian overtures already havo been made to Russia and England Turkey and Bulgaria are also showing a desire to break away from their alliance with Ger Cuban President Is Asking Bond Issue to Finance the War Havana April 1 Mcn ocal in a message to congress asks for the authorization of a 000 bond issuie payment ot In demnities for lonser ranscil by the revolution expenses of the war with Germany and cooperation with the United Slates Some Political Unrest in Japan Tokio April Japan Is awaiting in suspense the outcome of the great political battle to be fought out at the polls tomorrow Never before have the issues at slake In a campaign for the election of mem bers of the house of representatives been so momentous and never before has the feeling between the opposing parties been so high Tho very essence of constitutional government Is involved in the struggle Field Marshall Count Ter auchl tho prime minister and nls chief Baron Sliimpal Goto who holds the post of home minister have made clear their con ception of tho It is their an nounced determination not to bow to tho will of a tyrannical majority in the house of reprcsentives Count Torauchl dissolved the house in Jan uary when tho majority constitution al party backed a resolution of want of confidence In the mlnistery DAY London April wearing the primrose the favorite flower of Benjamin Disraeli Lord Beacons field hundreds of RngHshmen today paid tribute to tho memory of the great statesman who was the Con temporary and rival of Gladstone Tlie day was the thirtysixth anniver sary of LordBeaconsfields doatli

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