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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1914, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWEEK WEEKLY FIND A HOUSE BY USING A GLOBEGAZETTE WANT AD ARE ASTON ISH3NG REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHER Fnlr tonight mul probably temperature moderate winds VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 9 1914 No 15C K j CHURCHES AND Y M O A UN DERTAKE BIG PIECE OF STA TISTICAL WORK 1 COMPILATION GIVE MANY FACTS Question of Present Population Will Re Accurately Now Working peddlers wanted Will not answer the ia the motto on a neat little card posted on a door in the north end nor did the can vasser for the census of Mason City is being taken by the churches get any response when she rang this In several other Instances this lady was convinced that people were at home but they saw her cards and seemed to think she was a sales of some sort However al inost everywhere she has receives Courteous answers and secured full data for bhe census This census IB to be a compilation of statistics that will give very Important facts about Mason City There is a great deal of dispute as to ithe size of the city at this time This census will settle most accurately this question and may contain some surprises The oity has been divided into sections and these sections are being care j fully canvassed by picked solicitors f who have been thoroughly schooled I in thetr task People are urged to give the solicitors every help and consideration in order to make this difficult task as easy as possible 1 Men Have Joined Now Musical Organization Which Is Making Good Progress Mason City is practically assured of band music for the coming sum months according to Louis B Qood who for the past several has had charge of the trailing of musicians for the 56th regimental band of the Iowa Na tional Oarda wlhloh the band will later become Mr Good reports that his men are in fine shape and that In a short time he will have the finest band that the city lias ever had Mr Good started in November wifh a scant sixteen members The band was commenced with ithese al thoiigti within a short time more members joined Today he has thir pieces The band is planning on giving concerts here during the Summer The organization is working along higher lines than have bands in many instances in the past taking up a better class of music and lean Ing more towards itihe classical than the popular although this does not mean says Mr Good that none of bright hits of the winter will be played Ho plans to cover a wide scope with his music OPERATE ON KING Ruler of Sweden Goes Under Surgeons Knifo Tpdjvy the Special to The GlobeGazette Stockholm April Gustav Sweden was operated upon at Sophia hospital here today Sur found the king was suffering from an extensive ulceration of the atomach Tha operation which was in charge of Prof John Wllhelm Berg a well known Swedish surgeon lasted two hours It was announced at the conclusion of the operation that the kings condition was satis he was weak Effort IJeinjr Made to Get Funds to Make Building tho Convention Hall TJmt Jt Should Be ro To get enough subscriptions plcdg to make it possible for the new uijarmory to be made the kind of huild ying and ball required for convention and exhibition purposes is the mark for a committee now in the field soliciting funds After due consideration it has been concluded that Mason Citys armory have more money expended upon It than had been provided by the first subscriptions It is thought there will be no trouble in reaching 41ie mark desired Senator Charles S Thomas of Col orado one of the fourteen demo cratic senators who are opposed to the repeal of the free tolls Mi Blake Reports More Fees Col lected in 1ust Quarter in Same Period of Other Years Increase of in the atnCmnt of fees collected an the firstiliiT months of 1914 over the same iJeri In 1913 is shown by the quarterly Fred D Take clerk of the district court filed with the county auditor today It is also an Increase over 1912 when was collect ed 1011 showed a larger amount because of an unusually heavy busi ness In naturalization of foreigners that year Report Denied A telegram purporting to corns from W W Hall asks that reports of last night concerning his marriage to have been solemiiizoa yesterday to Miss Maude Logue of Des Moinea be contradicted was received today The wedding did not take place as planned DISTRICT LIMITS Council Can Not Tell in Lit igation Just How Much Territory Can Be Taxed tor Sewer Uncertainty as to just how much property can be made to pay a tax or assessment for the construction of an intercepting sewer and sewerage disposal plant may according to Commissioner JH E Stanbery be the cause of further delay in establishing that niuoli talked of system The Lehlgh Cement Company hav ing brought a wide action to restrain the city from collecting sewer taxes from it leaves a wide range for speculation as to what land can bo included in the sewer district and what can not and concerning the method of raisingthe or ao that will be necessary YKGGS Special to Tlie Calmar April had their hands In here Monday night nnd blew open the strong box in a butcher shop using acharge so heavy that the safe door Was blown through another door many feet away Two suspects men Charles City were picked up but were able to give accounts of theit doings and were released Bloodhounds were brought and placed on the trail but were unable to work because the floor of the shop was scrubbed an the morning after the robbery TllIED TO WRECK TRAIN Austin April W Howry a fosblemlnded young man of 19 years was taken to the school of iFeeble Minded at Farlbault yester day He was arrested by Special Of ficer John Manning and charged with trying to wreck trains Last Sunday afternoon he placed ties and angle irons on tlio Chicago Great Western and also on the C M St P road a mile nnd a half south of Varco Theobstructions were dis covered and the authorities notified He was traced to his fathers home by his own tracks and the footprints of bin dog MOVEMENT STARTED FOR CALL ING CONSTITUTIONAL CON VENTION VERY SOON CLAIM COMPETENCY IS DEMONSTRATED Leaders Assert AVomen Displayed Their Desire to Vote and Compre hension of Duty Last Tuesday Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago April that the new women voters of Illinois demonstrated their desire to vote and their proper comprehension of civic matters at Tuesdays township elections throughout the state womens suffrage leaders today gan a movement for full suffrage for Illinois women The women announced they would unite their efforts to have a consti tutional convention called at an early date Full right of suffrage could only be granted through a change In the states basic law Un der the equal suffrage act passed by the last legislature women cannot vote for state officers members of the legislature members of con gress or constitutional officers Women Sway Alaska Special to The GlobeGazette Seattle April ad vices from Alaska indicate that the results of the elections In various parts of the territory ithls week will be determined to a considerable de gree by the votes of women who for tha the right to measure of the legislature a year ago In Skagway familiar methods of caimpRignlng brought victory to feminine politicians Voters were steered to the Polling places by women workers ffho bought cigars and lunches and supplied convey ances whlie explaining sample bal lots They elected an entire non partisan ticket in Skagway against the tax payers ticket which has been in power six Jn a bitter municipal fight in Juneau in which women were par ticularly active the citizens party was able to olect but two candidates against the Peoples party headed by former Mayor Valentine In Ket chikan center of the fishing In dustry a reform ticket won by elect ing five out of seven councllmen An Important feature of the election at Fairbanks was defeait for the city council of Dan Driscoll territorial representative said to be Congres sional Delegate Wtekershams oholce for representative in the district George B Grigsby was elected mayor of Nome In Cordova the Citizens progressive parity won on a platform of jeform and economy FOR REST Committee Has Now Obtained Some tiling Over and Hope to Easily Get tho Wanted Solicitors for funds for the pub lic rest room under Civic League auspices are meeting with good sun cess it is reported and have al read3 obtained pledges of over The mark set is It is planned to place the rest room in apartments In the Kirk GUNMAN MAY CONFESS Rumor That One of Ponr Must Die Monday Will Toll Story Special to The GlobeGazette New York April 9 are perslatemt rumors to tho effect that at least one of the four gunmen who are to die at Sing Sing Monday norning for the part they played In he murder of Herman Rosenthal the gambler would confess The rumors could not be traced to their source Joseph A Shay counsel for 3harles Becker former police Heu enant convicted of instigating the murder but saved by the higher court said be might go to he prison late today and endeavor to get statements from tho four men o be usnd by tho defense in tho second trial of Becker Socialist Speech Professor J R Nelson Kansas llty well known socialist leader n that part of the country ad dressed a group of ladies andgentlo nen last night at the new sociafffit leadquarters on Socialism nnd He claimed that the two were closely knitted together POOR LITTIiE JEWESS INHERITS A FORTUNE Marion Silovltch a seventeenyear old Jewess who had worked in a lit tle Jewelry store in Brooklyn as a cleric for several months with no other ambition than to take her few dollars home to her mother every Saturday night returned to her home the other day with a letter from the executor of her uncles es tate in Odessa Russia an unclefrom whom none of the family had heard in many years Your uncle has left you rubles ft read That meant nearly The uncle was a wealthy wheat commission merchant in Odessa His poorerbrother had emigrated to the United States many years before He had not prospered and he seldom heard from the merchant But the uncle had always been partial to his niece What are you going to do with the money a reporter asked the girl Make father ana mother happy for the rest of their was her answer Pythians Hove Big Time at Initia tion of Tyros Into the D O K 1C The banquet and initiation of the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Kiiprassan an order connected with the Knights of Pythias which was held last night at the K P hail proved to be a most brilliant af fair One hundred Knights of Pythias members were present at the ban quet and nineteen new members were initiated into the mysteries of the D O K K order Tho Pythian Sisters served the banquet which was in six courses Following two minor courses the sisters served chicken cooked in ithe most pleasing style Cigars fur nished a balm for the after dinner chatter although no addresses were The nineteen members introduced to the order of the D O K K were put through stunts that according to the initiation board were original and furnished those witnessing the affair bundles of amusement During tho close of the entertain mentwhen tho fun lulled for a few moments J M Heffner and Bert Gale were introduced into a new game called Holding the Mr Gale was made the Following are the candidates that were initiated Into the order Chris F Shiver Greene S S Moss Sheffield Clyde H Trevltt A B Harding J B Snell B A Gale Harold H Clark R B Johnson M O Jft T Puller J J Will C Holman Sam Rosenthal C J De Lacey H S Stanbery LEVIES FOR YEAR Clerks Sending Schedules of Levies Thought Necessary by Trustees to The Couiity Auditor many Cerro Gordo county taxing districts there will be a reduction of 1 mill in the levy for road purposes this year for the tax to be collected next Several townships have large sums lefton hand out of the road drain age fund collected last year and therefore are omitting that Item from their township levies Every mail now Is bringing reports from thrtownship clerks of the lev ies decided upon by the trustees nt tlieir April Most of those received thus far carry only 1 of 4 miMsi for roads anr i mill fov road dragging Some oarry levies of a part o a mill for cemeteries etc PRANCmSE OAKIUKS filial lo The GlobeGazoltc Iowa a vote of riOO to voters of this city yester day dooidml o extend for twenty five the Jowa Liciit Ural Company Kiving them lie to coiitlnun in the electric r IHCV and heat business ranclilse Is about to expire RANKING REPUBLICAN COMMIT TEE MEMBER IS WITH THE PRESIDENT DISCUSSES REPEAL MATTER IN SENATE Believes We Have Riglitto Exempt Our Ships from Paying Tolls But Thinks It Unwise to Do So Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington April 9 Senator Lodge ranking republican member of tho foreign relations committee addressed the senate today in sup port of President Wilsons Panama canal tolls policy He maintained vigorously the legal right of the United States ito exempt its ship ping foreign as well as ooaat wise from tolls but declared that a de cent respect to the opinions of man kind arid the distrust and in some cases dislike with wihich the United States regarded abroad demanded prompt repeal of the exemptions clause of the canal act Whether we shall insist upon giving our ships two or three millions of dollars in a disputed way is in my conception a very small question compared to the larger issues which are hero in said Lodge When tllie year 1909 Lodgo continued the United States occupied a higher vud stronger posi tion among the nations of the earth than at any period in our history Never before had we possessed such an Influence in international affairs and that Influence had been used beneficially and for tho worlds peace in two conspicious Instances At Portsmouth and at Algerlas NeverBefore had our relations with jthe otGentral and S o uth IA meric an b oe Tigobd lit seemed as if the shadow which owing to our dominant and at times domineering power that had darkened rind chilled our re lations with the peoples of Latin America had at last been lifted This great position and this com manding influence have been largely lost I am not in the councils of the president of the United States but I believe that during the past year the present position of the United States in its foreign relations has become very apparent to him as ithas to other responsible and reflecting men with this appreciation of our present position has come the earnest wish to retract some of our steps at least and to regain so far as possiblep the high plane which we formerly oc Hearings Bpecial to The GlobeGazette Washington April 9 Public were begun today before the senaite canals committee on the repeal of the Panama tolls exemp tion act Senators who Introduced bills and resolutions on the subject were first bead Senator Norris op posed the exemption as a subsidy North Side Lnds TuJkc First Pluce in Juniors Basket Ball League Far Ahead The committee of management of the Y M C A Athletic League havo decided to award ithe pennant of the Junior Division to the team from the Calvary Chapel The original in tention was that the second and third teams should play a match game the winner of which should play the team having the highest standing1 In casting up the results tho committee discovered that the Methodist Chapel are so far ahead of every other team that there seems to be no reason for playing the re maining game It was therefore de cided to give the 1914 Basket Ball Pennant to the North End Chapel The boys played consistent basket ball were very regular in their prac tice and wore careful about their play It was noticeablethat tho boys fouled comparatively Httle and that their team work was tho best on the floor The pennant is beinsj prepared with special let ering and will bo awarded as the riormanent property of tho Chapel joya ARMY GETS AWAY lo The Puobio April 9 After jreaking from the box cars Into which they had and over poweringa dozen police and rail pad detectives 165 members of General army of unem ployed left a freight train two miles north of here and marched back to town demanding food Arrange ments were made to feed them Senator Henry F Asaurst of Ari zona who is one of the fourteen dem ocrats opposed to the free tolls Former Mason City Man Quite Ser iously Injured in Accident Tuesday Night Near Steamboat Rock Ben Boyce of Marahalltown Iowa and St Louis railroad engineer well known here by rail road men was seriously injured Tuesday night when ho stepped through a trestle at Steamboat Hock his legs was broken and ho sustained internal injuries Mr Boyces home was formerly in Mason City and Ms father lived here until the time of his death Mr Boyce was driving which was pushing heavy some manner the engine the mous Steamboat rock and became stalled on a trestle Not being able to Bee when he stepped to the missed Ms footing and was hurled several feet to the ground below He was taken to a hospital at Marshalltown Phya clans do not think that he was hurt fataly Mr Boyees father was a veteran Iowa Central engineer who spent tho latter years of his life in charge of the yard engine here He was pinned under his engine and killed about two years ago when it was struck by a heavy freight train at the point where the packing house sid ing leaves the main track Porter Boyce a brother of the in jured man is a former Mason City newspaper man and is now in charge of a dally paper In Arizona WATKRHP1EROK REFINERIES AT TAMPICO UNDER FIRE FROM WARSHIP ATTACKING FORCES OCCUPY BUILDINGS German Property Burned With TJOSS of Over Half a De partment Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April state department has issued this state ment concerning conditions at Tani plco Mexico From Vera Cruz wireless reports indicate that the situation at Tam pico as regards foreign property is complicated and serious The Wat ers Pierce Oil Refineries have beoii occupied by the attacking forces dur ing the last two days and as a con sequence have been under fire from the federal gunboat in the harbor A loss of the entire property Is feared The warehouses of the Agenda Commercial a German property wero burned with a loss of more than a half million THEIR STEAMER LINES Witnesses Prom Head of lie faro Committee in Steamer Itato Matter Special to The GlobeOazotte Washington April Lakes package freightlines independent of railroads aremaking according to testimony submitted to the Inter state Commerce Commission a good profit on their investment although they carry less tonnage than the lines under railroad control Intimation of witnesses for teh shippers is that rail lines are starving their boat lines through expensive management and continuance of out of date methods of operations to divert traffic to rail i Julius II Barnes chairman of the traffic1 committee of the Duluth Com mercial club maintained that the at titude of the railroa3s tended to re duce lake tonnage We said the whole policy of the operation by the railroads of the package freight lines on the Great Lakes It has all the disadvantages of a monopoly and none of a monop olys WYERHAEUSER IttJUIKD Special to Tho GlobcGaxntlc Rock Island April Wyerhaeuser was buried beside his wife in Chipplanock cemetery today Funeral services were brief and simple and were held at the resi dence of Mrs S S Davis Wyer naeusers daughter Rov W B Ifill PoughkeopslD N a sonin law assisted at the WOLF AGAIN pcclal to Tho GloboOaxctto Peking April under ho notorious Whito Wolf today tilledhundreds of Inhabitants of the owns of Huhsien Chowchlh and Meiiisien in the vicinity of Sianfu japital of Shensi province and footed towns sweeping the entire country All foreigners at out sta tions are ordered to SianFu wliere a column of 1SOO regular troops las arrived FEDEHAl LEAGUE SCHEDULE IS OUT New Baseball Organization An nounces Schedule of Games to i Played 9 Federal league will conflict with organized ball in 375 games this year according to the schedule which was announc ed here today by President Gilmoro The schedule was adopted practical ly as drawn up by Secretary Lloyd Hickard who spent weeks trying to overcome the many difficulties that had to be surmounted before n chart acceptable to all the clubs The impossibility of avoiding con flicts entirely was recognized at the Rickard eliminated many of them that at first it soemed prob able would have to stay in the sched ule The fact that Baltimore and Buffalo for instance are in one sec tion of the Federal league and in dif ferent sections In the International made it impossible to arrange tha chart that both clubs would be away when their competitors were home Similar conditions governed Kansas City and Indianapolis and Brooklyn and Pittsburgh The greatest number of conflicts take place in St Louis where tho Federal leaguers will compete with the American and National League teams In seventy games Chicago is next with about 58 conflicts Kansas City has 34 Indianapolis about 29 Pittsburgh 2T Baltimore 20 Brook lyn 21 and Buffalo 20 Before they play at home the Brooklyn and Buffaloteamswlll be on the road nearly a month After the two opening series they as well us the Pittsburgh and Baltimore tenms tour the four cities of the western section and will not appear before the fans of their borne towns until May 11 Memorial Day double headers will be played by Kansas City nt St Lou Is Indlanapolla at Chicago Pitts burgh at Baltimore and Brooklyn at Buffalo On July 4 St Loula plays tWo games at Kansas City Chicago at Indianapolis Buffalo at Brook lyn anil Baltimore at Pittsburgh On Labor day St Louis is at Kansas City Chicago at Indianapolis Balti more at Brooklyn and Baltimore at Buffalo TlieseaBon of 154 gamea for each cVub cloaca October 3 4 Supervisors autl Property Owners Relief i Agreement With Hancock County Hoard for Drainage Agreomnt was reached Tuesday by tho boards of supervisors of Hancock and Cerro Oordo counties whereby land owners in this county uill a Hancock county ilralnngu district 1GO for tho privilege of emptying a tile drainage system into its system of ditches The Cerro Oordo county land should probably have boon included In the Hancock district in tho first hut it was not so the tile Is emptied now on the county line road There Is sufficient outfall but It was thought best as It is possible to havo the outlet below the level tho ground in the big open ditch ;