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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1914, Mason City, Iowa I Bill aT THE WANS If you are looking for a TjOuscT i USE A WANT AD The results are quick and factory s t t t THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Wednesday cooler south anil west portion tonight moderate winds REPORTS PY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NQT YESTE RDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 14 1914 No 15S THREE OF FAVORED CANDI DATES TO APPEAR AT i j NEXT MEETING IN SESSION UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY Four New Teachers Are Elected No Head Janitor Next Other Business of the Board No decision as to a principal for the high school was reached at last nights meeting of the Mason City school board of can didates eligible were narrowed to flvo These have been requested to oome before the board before the next regular meeting are still In the air as to the electing of teaching principals for the grade schools Several names were mentioned although nothing definite was reached Four new teachers were elected They are Elois Dake Mamie St George Blanch Dalager and Louise Sararouf Othev Business It was decided to do with a physical training director and play grounds manager in the schools of the city for the coming year al though it was hinted that a woman probably be hired later on to till the place of a physical trainer and tench in the high school also This action was taken in spite of the fact the position had been found to be one of the most important of any of the departments of some of tlje largest school systems in the country Members of the school board said the city play grounds wora found in inanyvcasee to be places where UJT VjhaSSeSer of the ft moulded fThe fact that tie Mason City high school football team was one that lost the majority its waa used as an argument against a physi cal director The action leaves teams without a coach of any sort No definite arrangements for any playgrounds manager of any kind or a physical director for the grade schools were made According to a canvass of the teachers of all schools regarding special studies in the schools it was found that drawing and music wero most popular of all studies But few stood for physical cul ture but these were firm in their belief Members of the board suggested a ruling to the effect that no teacher should be retained when she had been known to have applica tion for another position Other members held that a teacher had the right to accept a larger salary An argument in which hot words were exchanged took place between the chairman of the board and Mr Cotton over a discussion regarding the technicalities of possible law suits over the discharging of teach ers under these conditions It was agreed to follow the plans of past years in making arrange Continued on Page THvo Story Apartment House Was Moss of Pinnies Soon After Alarm Was Sent In Special to The GlobeGazette Boston April 14 were killed sixteen seriously Injured seyferal fatally and twentyone fam i lies totaling seventyfive individ uals endangered in a fire which de stroyed the Melvin a five story apartment house on Commonwealth Avenue Five of the dead are wom en two of whom jumped to death from an upper floor Women and children were standing on window ledges high above the street shriek Ing for help when the firemen arriv ed Firemen did heoric and fast work in rescuing many April lives were lost and a number are missing in a fire which wrecked the Mel vin a five story brick apartment house on Commonwealth avenue Mrs Alice Shaekford and Mrs Edith liemia mot death by jumping one from the fourth and the pther from the fifth floor Bodies of the oth ers all suffocated were found on the fifth floor two hours after dls covory of the fire A hundred and twentyfive men women and chil dren escaped from the blazing struc ture none having time to dress The entire structure was in a blaze with in a few minutes after the fire alarm Una sent in CHIEF OP PORTO RIOAN GOV ERNMENT A VISITOR HEBE Dr Arthur Yager Govern of Por to Hico snapped as he left the Executice Offices the White after a visit with President Wilson Dr is in this country to con fer with Secretary Harrison and members of Congress in regard to the government of Porto Rico At the same time he is to visit his daughter at Georgetown Kentucky where he lived before his appoint ment tohis present position last March Big Negro Pugilist to Have Another Healing on Mann Act Case Je Now In Europe Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago April Johnson the negro champion pugilist was today granted a new trial on the Mann act charges under which he was sentenced to a year In the penitentiary and a thousand dollar fine The United States court of appeals reversed the decision of the lower court on certain counts of Johnsons indictment By the decision Johnsons case is returned to the lower court for a rosentence on one of the counts in connection with Johnsons trans portation from Pittsburgh to Chi cago of Belle Schrleber a white woman On the count concerning the commercial clause of the Mann act a retrial is ordered as the upper court held Johnson had not been shown to have been guilty of traf ficking in vice Counsel for John son waa much elated when the optix ion was announced It is a victory for he said As I read the law Johnson can not now be sentenced to a year In prison The punishment must he a fine and on the commercializing question the government has no more evidence ito ADJUST OLD CLAIM Effort Made to Settle Bill of Bo gardus for Plans Effort wias made by the members of the city council and B R Bo gardus this morning to arrive at a peaceable settlement of his claim against the city for services rend ered several years ago in preparing for a city hall and fire sta tion The claims total about 700 It is reported that the council has offered 200 and Mr Bogardus has offered ito accept 400 LIFE SiTENC Man Who Killed Wife for Jjove of Stepdaughter to Spend Rest of Days in Prison Special to Tho GlobeGazette Galesburg April Hlg glna was today sentenced to life im prisonment by Justice Olmstead TJt tho Mercer county circuit court Julia Flake Higglns stepdaughter for love of whom Higgins killed his wife nas not been tried for her ptirt in the crime Judge oimstead en couraged Higgins to look for a par don later Higgins crime merited death the judge said in pronouncing sentence but the wife murderers life is spared to him because of his good behavior as o prisoner and also because of the plea of the states at torney On account of the youth ot Julia Flake and the Bensationaf na ture ot tho case the public prose cutor intimated he favored cutting her trial indefinitely TWO NEW OONGKESSJIEN CHOSEN IN SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY CRACK OF BATS HEARD IN BIG LEAGUE CITIES THIS AFTERNOON THE FEDERAL RAIDS TAKE MANY PLAYERS Present Season is ThirtyNinth of National and Fourteenth of American Organization Special to Tho GlobeGazette New York fa vorable weather conditions the six teen clubs comprising the National and American Leagues will open the 1914 baseball season this afternoon The familiar slogan play ball will ring out around the circuit and an other six months of Americas nation al sport inaugurated Hardly a break the clubs will struggle for su premacy in the two leagues and the climax will come with the playing of the worlds series in October between the pennant winning clubs of the two organizations The present season will mark tho thirtyninth year of play in the Na tional League and the fourteenth in the American League National League history dates back to the spring of 1876 and during the ensu ing years thirtyeight pennants have been won by eight clubs Chicago leads with ten championships to its credit Boston is second with eight aud New York third wtih seven Pittsburgh accounted for four Brooklyn three Baltimore three Providence two and Detroit one Since the opening year of the Ameri can League play In 1900 fourteen championships have been won of which the Philadelphia Secured five Detroit During the past winter many changes ihave occurred in the ranks of the major leagues The Federal League secured from the older or ganizations a number of veterans and promising recruit players in its ef forts to establish itself as a contender for baseball patronage Several sen sational trades and the appointment of new managers also caused decid ed changes in tho combinations of various clubs The National League was particularly active in this re spect the changes beginning with the selection of a new president In the person of John K Tener and extend ing down through the ranks of own ers managers and players Thus on the eve of another season the various clubs face the pennant campaigns in Quite a different condition American Association Special to The GlobeGaKette Indianapolis April Wihile miajor league cohorts are ab sorbed in the initial play in their respective circuits the fans of the American association today have theltr longanticipated opportunity It is the thirteenth season for the association and all Indications point to a spirited pennant race The Circuit remains the same as last year with the exception that the To ledo club has been transferred to Cleveland Several changes have been made among the team mana gers and many new faces are to be seen among the players William Armour former Detroit manager haa succeeded Charlie Carr as manager of the Kansas City club Jack Hen dricks has taken Mike Kelleys place as pilot the Indianapolis aggrega tion The Cleveland team has been placed in charge Jim Sheckard formerly of the Cubs In todays opening games Columbus plays at Minneapolis at Kansas City Paul at Milwaukee and Cleveland in this city The seasons schedule calls for 168 games clos ing September 27 Southern Special to The GlobeQazette Atlanta April 14 The Southern League started on its four teenth season today with Memphis playing at Chattanooga Mobile at Birmingham New Orleans at Mont gomery and Nashville meeting the Atlanta champions in this city The league circuit is the same as last sea gon Five of the eight teams havo new managers and in addition there are many new players on the rolls that the elec tion of Drukker as a member of the House of Representatives in the New Jersey congressional district which Includes Paterson and Passaic two large cities was a direct slap at the Panama Canal tolls fight of President Wilson John J OByrnel democrat indorsed by the presi dent who upheld the stand of the administration question defeated Druk ker had not said anything openly on the question of tolls but It was believed he was against the presi dent The district is normally re publican but republicans had not in recent years won by such a large plurality as Drukkers James A Gallivan chosen in place of Mayor Curley of Boston who resigned from tho house is a democrat who won over a republi can and a progressive by a large plurality April 21 Is Bate on Wlilcli Persons Agrieved by Assessments Against Property Are to Appear Work of hearing the reading of the assessment rolls for and making such changes aa to them have thus tar seemed proper was finished late Monday by the members of the city council sitting as a board of review In many instances assess ments were raised and in others they were cut Therefore on April 21 a week from today the council will listen to a choice assortment of kicks from tax payers with grleveances that be ing tho date fixed upon which those who think they are taxed too high are to appear Notice Is mailed to all thoae whose assessments have been changed besides being posted Village That Was Destroyed Two Years Ago Faces Destruction TexasOklahoma Leiisu Special to The Sherman Texas April J mraked the opening of tlie champion ship season in the TexasOklahoma baseball league In the initial games Texarkana appeared at Bonham Ard more at Hugo Denison at Paris and Duranf at Sherman The schedule calls for a season of 126 games with August 16 as the closing date Special to The GIoboGazette La Crosse April Village of West Salem twelve miles east of here which was destroyed by fire two years ago and since rebuilt is again burning and in danger of complete destruction according to dispatches Special trains bearing fire fighting equipment are being rushed from La Crosse and other cities Tho fire is said to have reached wide spread proportions Tho fire was controlled with a loss GEORGIA SUNDAY SCHOOLS 10 Tlip Miilorlgoville April eral hundred delegates are attending the annual convention of tho Georgia school association which met here today for a session of three days Several officers of the interna tional association and other workers of wide prominence are on the pro gramme for addresses FEARED DAGO FRANK WOULD CONFESS WILSON HOLDS EXTENDED CONFERENCE WITH HIS SPECIAL AGENT CABINET MEETING TO FOLLOW DISCUSSION Developments of Great Interest in View iof Mexican Refusal to Salute Flag in Apology Special to Tha GlobeGazetto Washington April eral concentration of the Atlan tic coast fleet at Tampico was ordered today by Secretary Dan iels after the cabinet meeting In which the president laid be fore the cabinet the necessity for backing up the demand of Rear Admiral Mayo that the American flag ha saluted by tha Hiierta commander No ulti matum was issued to the Huerta government All ships of the Atlantic fleet at Hampton Roads have been ordered to Tampico and the transport Han cock with eight hundred marines has been ordered from New Orleans to Tampico at once The battleship South Carolina en route Prom San Dramingo has been intercepted by wiroleas and ordered to Tampico The gunboats Nashville at San Domingo and Tacoma at Boston have also been ordered to immedi ately sail for Tampico The torpedo flotilla at Pensacola has been notified to be ready to join the bat tleships at Tampico at short notice Secretary Bryan who had made all arrangements to leave for Miami tonight this afternoon cancel led his reservations and will remain in Washington on account of the sud den sensational developments in the Mexican situation Naval officers nndmen in high of ficial circles are insistent that Ad miral Mayo should be fully sustain ed in his original demand This view is also shared by some mem bers of the cabinet Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April presi dent has planned an hours talk with John Lind at the Mexican situ ation will be discussed in detail with Bryan present followed by a meet ing of the cabinet and a conference of groat Importance particularly in view of press dispatches from Vera Cruz quoting General Gustave Maaa federal commander there to the ef fect that the Mexican government had ordered General OHorelos Zaragoza not to salute tho American flag in apology for the arrest of American marines last Thursday on the ground that it was uncalled for and that no insult had been offered to the Amer ican flag The dispatches wore read with great interest at the white house and in administration circles Further Investigation it was de cided by the president and state de partment will be made into the ar rest of American marines at Tam pico before Washington govern ment takes further action on its de mand for w salute the flag LInds view of the Tampico inci dent aa advanced In conference with the president and Secretary Bryan is that the demanded salute of apology should Tie Insisted upon by tho United States government Presi dent Wilson also made it clear that he believed an apology to the United States must be given and that the stars and stripes must be saluted exactly as demanded Dutch Send Worship Special to The GlohoQazotte The Hague April Neth erlands government has ordered the warship Kortenaer to proceed from Curacao to Tampico to watch over Dutch interests there Want More Data Special to The GlobeGazette Washington April con ferences of the president Bryan and Lind and atter a meeting of the cabinet it was decided that before the Washington government goes further in backing up Rear Admiral MJayos demand for a salute to the American flag at Tampico as an apology for the recent arrest of ma rines there further investigation will be made into facts surrounding the Incident All officials aro silent on the situation which is admittedly tenae They let it be known how ever that tho delay did not indicate i disposition to change the presi dents attitude but to afford an op portunity to investigate fully Huer taa statement of tho affair and Mayos representations to tho Fed eral commander Final determina tion will not come for three or four days It IB believed More Chickens Another report reached police headquarters this afternoon that chickens running loose In tho B 3 addition wero causing consterna lon to tho residents Police de allod to attend to the ciae found lhat a brood numbering a hundred lad Invaded a spring raddiah bed Tho police found that someone had efl their back gate open Several days before the four gang fighters who killed Herman Rosen thal the New York gambler were to bo electrocuted at Sing Sing there wero strong rumors that Dago Frank the Italian Would tell the whole story of the shooting It was feared by the friends of the Lefty and Whitcy who are Jews that the man of an other race losing hope at the last minute would make a clean breast of the cose The reports grow so strong that District Attorney Whit man of New York County who had convicted them mads preparations for such an eventuality Twice Governor Glynn had refused to reprieve them till after the sec ond tHal ofLieutenant Becker the policeman already convicted of hav ing hired the gangsters to kill his enemy Says Gyp the Lefty Louie and VaUou Did Not in It Albany N April before Dago Frank Cirofici went to the death chair in Sing Sing he told Warden Clancy that Gyp the Blood Horowitz Lefty Louie Rosenberg and Harry Val lon an informer fired the shots which killed Herman Rosenthal for which crime the four gunmen paid their lives So far as I know Becker had nothing to do with this the gunman also declared It was a gamblers Cirofici averred he was five miles away at the time the crime was committed and that Whitey Lewis Seidenshner al though present at the scene of the shooting did not fire any of the shots Cirofici made no attempt however to deny ho was Included in original plot to slay Rosenthal even admitting that two nights be fore the gambler waa slain he went with other gangsters to look for their intended victim They were frightened away from Rosenthal on that occasion by men they thought were deleaves The condemned man also admitted that earlier on the night of the actual killing he was in the gray murder car with the gunmen but he insisted that he left them before they shot the gambler THAW WINS POINT Habeas Corpus Proceedings Decided in His Favor Today Special to The GlobeGazette Concord N April K Thaws petition for a writ of habeas corpus was granted by Judge Edgar Aldrich of the United States district court today The court said however that no order would bo issued for the prisoners dis charge from custody Until arrangements had been com pleted to take the case to the United States supreme court on ap peal Thaws petition for admission to bail the court left undetermined taking grounds that It will be more appropriate for this to be passed oil by the supreme court Ruling Will Bo Slow to The GlobeGazette Washington April by extraordinary steps can the Thaw case be considered by the supremo court before next October as the court plana to suspend hearing of all cases on April 24 and hoar no more arguments until October unless some extraordinary occasion should demand it That will probably mean Thaw must remain In custody at least until October Those best posted on the courts procedure pre dict it may be Christmas before the supreme court passes upon the CUBS finally Boy Disappears Tho police department received a communication from Abbot this morning telling of the disappearance of Leator John 22 on the evening of Wednesday April 8 No trace of the young man has been found CENSUS SHOWS NO BETTER MENT OF CONDITIONS IN DISTRICT FEWER FOREIGNERS IN THAT SECTION Formerly About 400 from Soiilh of Europe and Now Only 213 Scattered About City The census is revealing the fact that conditions in Powder and In land streets are not as overcrowded as heretofore the largest number in any one of these houses being twenty two There were formerly about 400 for eigners that lived in this Immediate neighborhood but the conns has re vealed that here are now 213 immi grants from southeastern Europe at present in this locality This does not meau that the for eign population is less at this time but rather that the immigrants have scattered to all parts of the city dis tricts that heretofore contained no tongue twisting names which produc ed alphabetical combinations to baffle the ingenuity of the census takers The Summary The summary up to noon today is ns follows Homes Boys in 1347 Girls in 1331 Men roomers 69G Women roomers 444 People 7574 Average Raised The average number of persons per household has been raised appre ciably by canvassing of the census returns from the Powder streetdis Up to today about 30 8 figures shb w ap proximately persons per family The small number of foreign wom en is noticeable In these parts The reduction of the number of foreign born in the neighborhood is thought to have had somethingto do with the reduction of the number of calls the police had had from that neighbor hood of lato POSTMASTER UNDER SERIOUS CHARGE Special to Tho GlobeGhetto Kindersloy April 14 A notable trial at the spring setting of the supreme court which began here today will bo that of R A Hardy postmaster of the town of Piske who is charged with having mur dered a Chinaman named LeeYuen Tbo latter was found lying In the roadside on the evening of Febru ary 25 bleeding profusely from a gash in the throat In his dying statement the Chinaman accused Hardy of the crime JUDGES TO PASS ON MUCHDISCUSSMI Special to The GlobeGazette Keokuk April Judges Smith Pollack and McPherson on the bench arguments were presented fn tho Federal court here today on the question of the constitutionality of Iowas muchdiscussed sterilization law and blue sky law The first is to determine whether tjie state has the right to sterilize its prisoners The blue sky law is designed to regulate Investment companies doing business In the state Man Hold in Connection With Al Jcged Robbery Dismissed Bat Must Appear as u Witness William Smith charged with being with the gang of men who slugged W J Rhodes in the yards of the Northwestern railroad several days ago was released this morning with the order to appear in court at the hearing of Clem McCarthy another man arrested In the same connec tion Smith turned skates evidence with tho promise that ho would be re leased Tho statements that ha has made have not been made public al though it is expected that startling testimony will be brought out at tho hearing in Judge Stanborys court either this afternoon or tomorrow McCarthy will probably waive and will in any event be bound over to the grand Jury Smith and McCarthy and a man by the name of Tex who 1ms not been found are said to have led Rhodes into tho railroad yard slug ged him and robbed him of and some articles It is rumored tha evidence that has beon obtained from Smith has enabled tho police to lo cate the gang of men who commit ted many of tho long sarloa of rob beries and holdups of tho past win ter months ;