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   Waterloo Evening Courier (Newspaper) - April 23, 1915, Waterloo, Iowa                              FOURTH STREET BLAZE HOLDS FIRE DEPARTMENT AT BAY FIVE HOURS opular Paper of Sections in Waterloo AND WATERLOO DAILY REPORTER WKATIIEB FORECAST Chicago April Th der tonight acid coolw in west and oeatrml tonight and Saturday WATERLOO IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 23 1915 PRICE THREE YPRES BOMBARDED BY GERMANS1 HEAVY GUNS 11 FIDEST British Maintain Position on Hill Number Sixty Against Eepeated Terrific Rushes by Teuton Develops Along a Wide Not Yet Between England and Holland Is New Naval Station RUSSIAN FLEET BOMBARDS TURK PORJS ON BLACK SEA London April British forces have shown no disposi tion under the repeated rushes of the Germans to relax their grip onHill No GO near Ypres and the fighting in this locality today shows signs of developing along the wide front with increasing inten sity even rivalling the attempts of the Germans to break thru the British lines last fall The city of Tprcs whose historic structures were shattered by German projectiles last October again is the target of heavy shells Huge seventeeninch missiles are now being used and unless the civil ian population has fled or is taking to its cellars the losses among the people must be heavy There has been a lull in the Ger man counter attacks according to the British official report given out this morning but it is assumed that both sides are being strongly reinforced dthe tone of the British communi cation indicates that the issue has not yet been fully decided IIOLtiAND TRAFFIC STOPPED No official explanation is forth coming of the stoppage of traffic be tween England and Holland One theory is that this is a stroke aimed at spies and another that the area is being cleared for a naval station The latter explanation seems incomplete however in that it steps were being taken to clear ships from a marine shell zone vessels running to Scan dinavian ports also would be held up LAND TROOPS IX TURKEY Altho Great Britain is silent Ger many apparently is expecting exten sive land operations near the Dar danelles and it is common knowledge that troops of the allies are being landed in European Turkey BOMBARD TURK COAST Petrograd April Russian Black sea torpedo boat squadron bombarded the Turkish coast be tween Archavaand Artaschin on April 19 This fifteenmile strip of coast in which was locatedthe quar ters of the Turkish army operating in this region was swept with shell and the barracks and provision stores were ignited and destroyed A large number of Turkish coast wise vessels laden with ammunition and supplies was sunk Turkish land forces were initiating a sortie under cover of their artillery at the same time They were thrown into a panic by the unexpected bom bardment from the sea and their supporting guns were silenced On April 20 all the Turkish efforts to start an offensive in this region ceased Only minor engagements are re ported on the Prussian front Near Memel the seaport at the northern extremity of the east Prussian prov ince a Russian mounted force clashed with a German patrol and CHURCH ADVERTISED SUNDAYSERVICES AT DKS MOINES BALL PARK It pays to advertise If you live in the twentieth century adopt twentieth century methods The church is no exception to the general rule Thats why Sunday services at the Grace Methodist Episcopal are advertised by a big baseball sign at Western league park The sign is located in one of the most conspicuous spots in the park in left field where most of the swatters swat the pill So of course the fans look in that direction and spy the church ad Why shouldnt we advertise said Rev Elmer Higley pastor of the church who is also an ardent baseball fan We have some thing to A picture of the Grace church decorates the sign with an in scription pxtondlnn a general wel come to tho church Moines News the Germans were driven back In the region of Ossowetz a scat tering rifle and artillery flre is a Jaily occurrence ON THE mSIULfl London April Reuter dis patch from Petrograd says There was much activity yester day on the part of Russian airships One dropped fifteen bombs on Plock Several German boats on the Vistula were struck as were the railroad sta tion and trains Two other machines bombarded the railway station at Mlawa and the German aerodrome at Sanniky Con siderable damage was done to Ger man trenches German aeroplanes likewise daily circle about the Ossowetz forts tho they are kept at a distance by the Russian guns One Russian aviator dropped a bomb on a German army transport near Kbpetza to the northeast of Os sowetz and an observation point at Lopatuvatz in the same vicinity on which the Germans had mounted a j powerful electric reflector also was j destroyed by a bomb Report That Minimum Terms for Peaceful Agreement Have Been Given Vienna MILITARY PREPARATIONS ARE RUSHED WITH ENERGY Rome via Paris April report reached Rome from Petro grad yesterdaythat Italy had sent a note to Austria which virtually amounted to an ultimatum The note is said to embody the minimum terms upon which Italy will consent to conclude an agree ment with Austria It is impossi ble to confirm this report here General opinion in Rome is that an agreement still may be reached Nevertheless military prepara tions are being continued with the greatest energy along the frontier where Austria is concentrating troops Word has been received from An cona that an Austrian aeroplane was seen last night scouting on the Ital ian coast along the Adriatic sea The aeroplane was equipped with strong searchlights The authorities are at tempting to identify the aeroplane In connection with the approach ing departure from Petrograd of Michel de Giers the newly appointed Russian ambassador to Italy news papers of Rome comment today upon the fact that M de Giers will make visits at Bucharest Roumanla and Nish Serbia on his way to this city but will pass thru Sofia Bulgaria without stopping This is interpret ed as a possible indications of a lack of good feeling between Russia and Bulgaria Petrograd advices Indicate that M de Giers Is most cautious in his statements virtually limiting them to formal expressions of Russias friendliness for Italy He pointed out that close relations between these countries would be mutually advantageous not only in the field of politics but also commercially since Italy would find in Russia a new and immense market Eleven Firemen Injured in Com bating Blaze Which Raged for Five Hours ENTIRE LOWER FLOOR AND BASEMENT GUTTED Thaw Granted Jury for Sanity Hearing on May Seventeen New York April K i Thaw was today granted a jury hear iug on his sanity by Justice Heiidrick of the supreme court Thaw was in court when Justice Hendrick announced this opinion His j face at once lighted up with pleasure j He was kept busy for nearly half an hour shaking hands before he was taken back to the Tombs j It will be good news to mother i he told newspaper men Thats all I want to say for publication The moot question which Justice Hendrick had to decide was whether the court had power to grant a jury trial He held that they did have such power He pointed out that the i jury was called in to aid the court jby their advice and that the finding of the jury would not be binding if the court was satisfied that it was inot in accordance with the evidence j and with justice i Justice Hendrick set the date of j the trail for May 17 Two Killed by Torpedo Sinks Trawler Grimsby England April 23 Grimsbv trawler St Law rence was torpedoed and sunk in the North sea yesterday by a German submarine Two mem bers of the crew were killed Seven survivors were brought here today by the trawler Qneenstown whose skipper re ports that the submarine flred on hi vessel while engaged in rescuing the crew of the St KXGINK SMASHES AUTO j j A Rock Island switch engine crashj od into an automobile owned and I driven by C H Price at 12 oclock today at tho Mullan avenue crossing j The auto was proceeding at a sov i pace and ihe driver jumped from thu car escaping injury The machine j was badly damaged by the force of I comsact BABOONS TO BE SCARCE THIS YEAR ON ACCOUNT OP THE WAR IX EUROPE London April sea lions alligators polar bears and similar animals have gener ally doubled in price since the war began according to London dealers If the war has not suc ceeded in reducing England to ac tual hardship as far as food sup plies go it has certainly played havoc with the stocks of live seals grizzlies skunks and other foreign things in fur and feather that inhabit the public zoos of the big cities The scarcity of animals it is explained is due to the fact that none is coming from Germany which up to last autumn was the international clearing house and general distributing center of wild livestock for the whole of Europe In this trade she had an advantage in geographical situa tion which enabled her to supply with equal ease purchasers in Russia Italy Austria France or England The United States it is said has of late years been the best customer for wild animals The numberof monkeys alone sent to America in tho course of a year has generally exceeded 4000 English dealers are making elab orate plans for annexing a largo sharo of the German trade in ani mals The Homo Store conducted at 114 and 11 j Fourth street east by Kimmel Co was totally stroyed by fire smoke and water yesterday From oclock in the afternoon until oclock at night smoke rolled in dense vol umes from tho threestory brick structure inflicting damage to stocks of merchandise in buildings within a radius of 100 feet Fire and smoke loss was complemented by water which seeped thru foun dation walls and filled basements to a depth of three feet It was a stubborn battle the fire men put up Their efforts to subdue the flames which were located near the right hand front corner of the store at their inception were ham pered by gas escaping from three or four meter pipes exposed after the meters had been melted away Just onehalf of the entire available fire department was disabled eleven of them finding it necessary to retire for medical treatment The gas they inhaled made their conditions seri ous for a time and a nurse remained with the men during the night Wil son Quackenbush was so far gone that hypodermic injections nec essary to revive heart action FIBEMEN INJURED Smoke and gas combined in film Ing the eyes of the firemen and today there Is not a man on the depart ment who can see perfectly Chief A A Dunham seems to have suffered the heaviest from this affliction He is unable to distinguish objects three feet away Ira Garrabrants vision is sadly impaired and he also is nursing a severed artery in the right hand James Griffin was struck over the head and gashed by falling glass Others who were c bilged to submit to treatment on account of injuries or suffocation were Clarence Da mon Ross Baldwin Seymour Poy ner George Perkins Jack Brookins Tommy Ruvane B R Tompkins Fred Phippen and Joe Gibbs HEAVY FINANCIAL LOSS Flames were confined to the base ment and lower floor of the Kimmel store altho to do this it was neces sary to flood the second story for several hours The stocks of dry goods cloaks millinery notions etc on the ground floor and reserve merchandise in the basement valued at several thousand dollars were de stroyed while goods on the second floor were smoked and soaked DAMAGE ABOUT The Kimmel company is officered by M S Kimmel president and Herman Lefkowitz secretary and treasurer The proprietors could not arrive at an accurate estimate of damage but think it will reach between and The firm carries insurance divided as follows Handled thru Lewis General of Paris 4500 London and Lancashire New Hamp shire S3000 Northwestern Under writers Firemens Under writers Iowa Manufacturers New Jersey Glens Falls total Handled thru Waterloo Insurance Hamburg of Germany Globe and Reutgers National j Rochester German Under writers total j Handled thru Henderson Weath I Hartford Pennsylvania i 000 total j The building housing the Kimmel store is owned by Henry Meyers a very wealthy blind bachelor who carried some insurance Three thou j sand dollars was handled thru the IBentley Bros insurance agency di viriorl equally between the Westchcs Continued on Page SixtoenT Get Return of Three and Onehalf Per Cent Compared with Sev en for Common Carriers OBJECT TO PROPOSED GRAIN RATES ADVANCE Chicago April were submitted today in the west ern rate case to show that the net return to Iowa farmers is less than 3 12 per cent on their invest ments The testimony was given before W M Daniels interstate com merce commissioner by W J Kay secretary of the Farmers Grain Dealers association of Iowa in op position to the requests of the rail roads Dotailrd figures of the ex penses and rovenues of two select ed farmers of Iowa were presented by Mr Bay The farmers he de clared were capable and prosper ous men Frank Parrott of Aurelia said the witness owns 400 acres of land valued at an acre His stock and machinery have a value of 000 making a total investment of For the year 1914 his net earnings after allowing for wages of himself and family were whifh is 20063 per cent on his investment J T Handsacker of Colorado earned on an Investment of or 1003 per cent Mr Ray said the farmers were In terested in the rate hearing because they believed they are paying gener ously for freight service under pres ent tariffs The witness explained that his fig ures on farm revenues were based on the present value of the land The railroads earn over 7 per cent according to recent testimony ISTE LEftGUE Colonel Roosevelt His Own Witness in Barnes Suit for Libel Copyright by the International News Service The above snapshot shows Colonel Rnosovelt testifying In his own he half in the supreme court at Syracuse N Y where he is defendant in a libel suit brought by William Barnes jr The photograph shows the colonel in his characteristic fighting attitude with firm sot jaw and tense features He is listening with tonse interest to an argument by Mr Ivins counsel for Barnes ROOSEVELT ADMITS BARNES ADVISEDHIM AS N Y GOVERNOR Colonel Declares He Recognized Republican Boss as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of Foiled in Fight on Invisible Gov ernment During His Administration Kansas City Mo April rejuvenated and what appeared on paper tobe improved teams the eight baseball clubs of the Western league j lined up to start the season today The year promises one of the hottest races for pennant honors that has ever been waged in the organization Elaborate preliminary ceremonies in the various cities took place be fore the opening of the games At Wichita which finished last in 1914 boosters for the team display ed much enthusiasm and joined a shouting parade with bands and mo tor cars An advance seat sale of 2 000 was announced A large crowd also went there with the Topeka team which opensas Wichitas oppo nent The St Joseph team which opens with Omaha was also escorted to the grounds by a parade The Sioux City champions opened at home with Des Moines as oppo nents Their supporters are claim ing as strong a team this year as last Denver the runner up last year took the field at Lincoln Syracuse N Y April the second day of his cross examination in the supreme court here today Theodore Roosevelt said that he had regarded William Barnes as a sort of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde who like other politicians had his good side and his bad side The colonel said he did not as suggested by William Ivins bis cross examiner try to sever the ligaments between these Sia mese twins of politics Quite on the contrary he declared he en ideavored to have the Dr Jekyll in them absorb the Mr Hyde It was the colonels fourth clay upon the witness stand and he i seemed to be as fresli as he was on the first day More letters tend ling to show the friendly relations between himself and Mr Barnes were introduced The colonel admitted that he had complied with many of the suggestions made to him by Mr Barnes in regard to the filling of offices in the state government during the fewo years he was gover nor FLEET WILL ON JULY FdTH El Tovar nroadleaf Havnna 5c advertisement If thru error of the carrier boy or other cause this paper should no be delivered at your home by oclock please phone 3330 and a copy of paper will be lent After oclock call 2059 Washington D C April retary Daniels reiterated today with out qualification that the Atlantic fleet will pass thru the Panama canal to the Pacific in July Some doubt ihad been expressed as to whether Knrth movements wvuld have ceased by that time and enough dredging would bo done to niakct the channel of sufficient depth We are ninkins all our plans to go thru and will IH in the canal July said Mr Daniels We will go thru and wo will go thru in good shape Mr Roosevelt began Mr Ivins attention was called to the annual message in which you mentioned the establishment of a printing house Did you ever do anything further of ficially in regard to that Officially no ACTS AS GOVERNOR During your two years as govern or the usual appropriation bills came to you did they not They did Who was chairman of the senate finance comraittce Was it Mr Higgins You ask me so Ill tell you it was Who was chairman of the as sembly ways and moans committee I do not know Well it was Mr Allds Did you forget the name because it was Mr Allds I did not I had formal relations with Mr Allds I had personal re lations with Mr IliKRins thats how 1 remembered his name Did you ever present a bill in re gard to finances passed by both houses and which has since been passed by the legislature i I may have i In 1800 and 1900 wns tho posl i tion of chairman of the Republican I state committee recognized by law I I think not j Who was tho Democratic party 1eador then j Up stato it was David B Hill in jXew York it wns Richard Crokor with the latter growing in power con stantly Here is your autobiography Hore you said that during tho campaign tho issun was botwoon yourself and Crokor Is that right Yoa Did you mention Mr Hill Yos You look it Woll go into that later On page 301 continued the wit ness I mentioned David B Hill Did Mr Hill go to the United States senate He did Do you remember when he re tired I think it was in 18P8 Do you know he got out of poll tics in this state after he retired from the senate No My understanding is direct ly the contrary NO MENTION OF BAKXES In chapter eight did you refer to Mr Barnes No He was not then of the same Importance as Mr Platt and Mr Oclell However when I pub lished my autobiography in 1913 I thought the same of Mr Barnes as I did when I wrote the article com plained of here Why did you do that I did not want to make any ma licious attack on Mr Barnes I re fused to attack any man in my au tobiography that I could help In my statement I wanted to appeal to the voters of New York state Since this action was begun have you referred to your autobiography I think I have Do you know your language on tho stand and in your autobiogra phy hns at times been identifical I dont know I do not think that is tho case It might be INVISIBIJ GOVERNMENT In your statement you refer to invisible government Now this is from your autobiography Mr Ivins road an excerpt that had to do with invisible government and publicity for campaign contributions Did Perry Bolmonl start the movement to require publication of campaign contributions 211 LIVES BID IOLL Texas and Southwwrt Struck by Severe Tempest Accompanied by Heavy BainfaU RESIDENCES SWEPT OIL FIELDS BET AFHLE Austin Tex April Damage of at least has resulted from Texas rain and electrical atorm yettw day Austin was the beavl est sufferer with twelve known dead five missing and half a million dollars property damage Austin Tex April that swept down Waller and Shoal creeks here last night took a toll of fifteen or twenty lives accord ing to estimates today were jammed in masses against the bridges and the high water flooded many business houses Heroic work was done by citizens rescue parties and by the fire and police departments Of eight per sons in one house which was swept down Waller creek all but one are believed to have perished SOUTHWEST STRUCK Dallas Tex April leant twenty persona dead a heavy proper ty damage telegraph and telephone communication Interrupted and rail road schedules disarranged by wash outs soft track and threatened bridges was the known result today of a rain electrical and windstorm general over nearly all Texas and the eastern portion of Oklahomalate yesterday and last night and which continued early today in some locali ties HOUSES SWEPT AWAY The storm was especially genera at Austin and that city was in dark ness last night It was said about twenty houses had floated to and were packed against a bridge threatening the structure Rwode squads were busy all night endangered persons to higher ground while the rain continued to fall in torrents OIL ITEM FIRED In the oil field near Taylor lex tanks containing 160000 barrels or oil were set on flre by lightning The loss It is said would be Lightning started a fire in an oil warehouse In Dallas omuOnf IOM of TRAINS MAROOWED In Oklahoma the Canadian river at Chlckasha has cot a new channel two miles from its old bed and tea passenger trains are marooned there The Santa Pe railroad has lost 1000 feet of track at PurceU and bridges are threatened at several points on that road by swollen streams Bursting of a gas main at Alrord Tex caused by water undermining the line has left Dallas and Fort Worth without natural gas today It was not known today when the break could be repaired DESTROYS FARMHOUSE Shawney Okla April persons were injured three danger ously In a tornado which last night destroyed the home of S L Whltt ley a farmer near here The prop erty damage In this vicinity wai heavy Allies Hope to Force Dardanelles But Work Is Slow Paris April the allies have not given up hope of ultimately forcing the Dardanelles straits was asserted today by M Augagnuer minister of the marine who has Just returned from a conference with Winston Spencer Churchill British lord of the admiralty j The French navy M Augftgneur i added never has thought that j straits could be forced without long preparation but it has always believ ed and is more than ever convinced that tho undertaking Is perfectly feasible and before Ions the object M ardently desired will be attained Continued on page 11 Smoke El Verge Havana lOc J   

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