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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1916, Mason City, Iowa I Foir Business office coll S3 For Editorial Rooms Call 28 GlobeGazette Telephones TWICIlAWEKK WEEKLY REPORTS BY WIRE EACH OF THE IMPORTANTEVENTS OF THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS Tiie Weather mil cooler toniglit rain Friday portly cloudy ultli warmer west aiid contra I portion fresh to windi MASON crry IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 20 MHK NO 1 ft6 I lajst a I LI Til noi all T lU UNITED STATES MLTST DO ONE THING OK OTHER IN MEXICAN MATTER PEKSHirVC IS APT TO HAVE TO FIGHT WAY you IT Jf you owned property i worth three or four times what you could procure just fgood or better site for a proposed building would ypu the more valuable i property or would you dispose of the more valuable proper ty and use the extra money over and above what you pay for the site for other purposes Vote to buy the half block between the pres ent high school and the manual arts building and sell the west half of the Central grounds for several times what you pay out You can hold intact all buildings now on the Central site for sever al years and have a very snug sum to apply on new grade buildings or in retiring bonds A VICIOUS One Circulated Today to Prejudice Voters Against the Proposed High School Site Order to Return to Base Likely to Be Taken for Deieat of Tioops by Mexicans and Re tirement Slav Be Battle Special to The GlobeGazette General Pershings Camp at the Front April 15 Via aeroplane to Columbus N April can aeroplanes have been fired upon several times by Mexicans and in at least one case the assailants were Carrauza soldiers The latter instance was reported toy Lieutenant C K Chapman who flew into camp this morning after an absence of three days on wliat should have been under normal conditions a two hours flight I e YD iar C Sf cho1 Th end I th s th mo IV Sii Leavi o San Antonio April withdrawal the troops sent into1 Mexico as a punitive expedition or autliorizHtion otV military operations on scale must be the result of General Hugh L Scotts investiga tion of the situation Is the opinion of army officers here General Fun Btou and his staff are ready to show General Scott all the written records of the failure to catch Villa and are prepared to place him In touch with the unwritten General Pershing is not pushing xhis cam paign against Villa and will not un til he gets from headquarters author ity and facilities to operate more freely Officers here believe the facts iu case showing the futility of extend ing operations along the existing lines will convince General Scott of the of further pursuit un less the commanding officer in Mex ico be given more effective backing Villa he is yet alive can be caught officers here believe but only by the adoption of a plan that the Mexicans generally almost certainly wculd characterize as war Villa has penetrated so far Into Mexico and the hostility of the Mexicans both friends of Villaand the government has become so marked that afmy officers are convinced that further operations must with the understanding that armed opposition by both factions will be met Troop movements o dered by Funston are being carried out today but probably none of the 2800 additional men he give Gen eral Pershing will be further than Pershings base at Columbus by the time General Scott arrives General Pershlng is holding intact his 000 men stretched from Columbus to points almost 400 miles from the border Tho mobile cavalry detachments that have been scouring the district beyond Satevo are now in easy com munication with the main column and their positions for the April the American punitive expedition is making time in its pursuit of Villa efforts are being mude to strengthen the army bases and lines of commun ication and fears are expressed by army officers that should ths order come to withdraw the American troops Villa and other marauding bands will raise the cry that the American troops are in retreat with the result that the American army will be subjected to constant night and sniping as they retire from Mexico To prevent such warfare against his columns General Persians is preparing to be in a position to move his forces in large units If neces sary Pershing may call upon somo of the new troops that General Puns ton has recently transferred to the army base at Columbus Now Mexico The belief is general at Fort Bliss that the United States troops will oncounter more difficulty In their withdrawal from Mexico than they did on thei rapid four hundred mile drive from Columbus to Parral No word has come from General Cav izon who with Colonel Carranza reported to have gone to San A circular has been issued in some parts of the city today signed by Committee in reference to the proposed site for the high school The circular is so absurd unfair and untrue that the person or persons would not father the same over their owu signatures The present outstanding bonded indebtedness of the school district Is a pretty good record for all these years of growth The re cent issue voted for the high school is dated May 1 and will not be in force until that time the school dis trict getting the benefit of the ac crued interest As with all issues of this kind the money received ou bonds is not paid the contract or all at once but from time to time but the district is protected by the law which compels the school treas jurer to pay the district the state rate of interest on school deposits Instead of reduciug the taxes as the circular calls for it wants the people to compel the school board to wreck the present Central building and cut chance for reducing Hjgh school on property worth anywhere from to when a site as good if not better can be purchased fora third of the amount As a matter of fact if right now the school board could convert the Cen tral site into cash they could retire every bond outstanding and antici pated by present needs and if the people wished to sell their water works nlaut they could retire every city bond outstanding Special to the GlobeGazette London April is stated authoritatively that settlement has been reached In tho cabinet crisis BAHV IS I5OUN KV A TAXI Driver Hears Cry Spies in Identity Concealed IJaiwiUs With Driver for Trip Decorah Iowa April morning a strange woman approach ed a driver and bargained with him o take hor to Crosco She said she wanted to get here as quickly as possible When six miles from hero the driver heai4d a faint cry Turn ing around quickly he asked the woman If he had run over anybody No it is my baby that you hear the woman replied Tlie babe had been born In the car Tlie driver hurried back to the hospital here where the woman was given medical attention Physicians In charge refuse to give out the mothers name It is known that the woman if married and lives In Howard county OfKASfO TirilV IS 1aiJeil to Imlirt Men for Iowa City April 20 Judge P Howell in the district court today rebuked the grand iiiry for failing to indict William and Kenry Devnny for bootlegging The judge had held both men to the September grand Jury for fur ther investigation Francisco Borja to bring back the body nt Vllln Officers of Juarez garrison fear that Cnvazoa has been led into a trap and he and his com mand ambushed A dispatch from Chihuahua today says the Parral district Is quiet and that Villa is not dead but has passed far south Into Durango irmny miles from tha nearest American column now resting at a point near Parral Von Ijiels CuunscI Makes Fresh Request of New York Dis trict Attorney for Documents Special to the Another the papers seized in the office of Wolfe von Ingel under indictment in the alleged German to de stroy the Welland canal was made upon Federal District Attorney Mar shall by John 3 Ptanchtielil the de fendants ttorney Marshall said Stauchfield had mantainecl that von Ingela office that of Captain von Pa peu recalled German military at tache was In effect German terri tory nd that intrusion of the United States agents constituted an inva Marshall said hs replied that the matter rested for decision with the Washington authorties meantime lie had i0 alternative but to proceed with tho case Special to the Paris April 20 A strong force of Russian troops disembarked at Mar seilles at noon The Russians are to fight beside the allied soldiers in Franco General Joffre welcomed the Rus sians tn the order of the day say ing their arrival was another proof of the devotion of Russia to the coninym JoCfye follows Our faithful ally Russia whose armies already are fighting so val oroualy against Germany Austria and Turkey wanted to give Franca further asnrance of her friendship and more striking proof of her de votion to the common cause Russian soldiers chosen from the bravest in her armies and command ed by officers of the highest re nown have come to fight in out ranks You will receive these like brothers Yon will show them that warm sympathy vlilch you feel towards those who leave their coun try to come and fight at our sides In the name of the French army I welcome the officers under officers and soldiers of Russia who have de barked in France I bow before the Russian flags upon which there soon will bo inscribed the glorious names oC our PLAI FOOTBftLL Although the bad weather has forced the Claydiggers to discontinue baseball practice for the time being the men are determined to tako some sort ot physicalexercise to keep them In condition This afternoon Manager Bay a pigskin and the men had a real workout In an oldtime game of association football This will probably botho chief sport for tho Daymen until better weather will allow baseball practice HUNiiv vono WINS IN 1HH NHUKAMKA Omaha April Ford has received tho preferential vote of Ne braska republicans according to tho returns received up to noon today with Cummins and Hughes following and nearly tied All of the men el ected as dolegatcR at largo to tho republican national convention per sonally favor Hughes WATKIILOO COMllJrrKS PLANS Waterloo Iowa April for the second trade extension excur sion have been completed The trip over the Rock Island linos win con sume four days Fortysix towns will be visited from Albert Lea to Vinton the Iowa Falls branch TJ will carry a Tha dates afo May 2326 On the first nlghta stop a four hours trip by automobiles will bo made out of Northwood The secojul night will bo spout at Rsthervllle and tho third at Iowa Falls Fred Washburn a former Water loo oy and a veteran Rock Island conductor at the request of the Rock slmlletitaoinshrdluetaoshrdao Waterloo Commercial club has boon to the train throughout Its Tornado Swept lasf Evening Much Loss of Life Reported m Kansas ami iiMHul Clear Lake Bricelyn and Other Nearby Places Touched Special lo the CJIobeCJazette Kansas City April p o a score of persons are rcnort d dead and many injured in of tornadoes which swept through tho central por tions of eastern Kansas and western Missouri last ight Iroporty dtmige is believd to bo great although in formation is unavailable be cause of tho disabled telegraph and telephone service Th0 storm areas centered north of ri a lino riin iiinji from tho southwestern corner of Wilson county in Kansas across the Missouri line Into the border counties Siv liorsons were killed at while Fort Scott and Abi lene and Ilich Hill and Uockville reported deaths Jefferson City was also in te Datli of the storm Tho storm last evening did not miss Clear Lake nnd the vi cinity Most of the dtunnge felt was from tho wind which wns very severe and which played htivoc in the southeast part or town Tlie porch was loosened find lifted from the Jim Woods residence uiul several corn cribs were destroyed which belonged to Georgtt Hughes The on lake shore escaped wltli slight damages but sonic of Uio trees wero broken down like twigs Storms of the tornado variety vis ited places in northern Iowa south ern Minnesota and along the state line late yesterday afternoon and considerable damage was done by them is reported the vicinty of Bel mpnd having sutered the most ac cording reports today reported ifist night Bricelyn and Its vicinity had been the center of a bad storm hut Northwestern railway officials this morning had come to the conclusion that the extent of the storms dam age was confined to a few telegraph poles and possibly some outbuildings Though they had a wire working north they were imable to get any reports confirming the rumors of last night that a number of persons had been injured or lulled In tho neighborhood of Bricelyn Frost and Kiester The storm crossed the North displayed Penalty for selling fluty milk Is and costs on each count and each bottle makes a separate count in the informations The health of ficer asserted that it was his in tention to file Information before Justice Stanbery immediately and prosecute the case with the utmost vigor as he said the case as the most flagrant one noted for a long time past KNOCKfc 1 westerns track about half a mile south of Bricelyn about G oclock last evening tearing down the tel egraph wires which wore out of commission until they were patched up temporarily by section men First messages received from the agent at Bricelyn Indicated that the damage might have been great in that vicin ity but they were not borne out by later developments Phones Down It was impossible to get into tel ephone communication with that section laat evening the Western Blectrics line being out of service north of Lake Mills and west and south of Albert Lea The Northwestern was under double difficulty at Bricelyn because Its depot there had been struck by lightning and burned the night ba fore and only one wire that Install ed In a box car was in service at that place Two Houses Damaged At nelmond the storm struck at about 5 SO Two houses were mov ed from their foundations and many small buildings destroyed and trees uprooted lu the vicinity Damage Is estimated at several thousand dol lars At tho WjlUam Bntterfleld farm a mile north of Belmond tho house was moved ffff its foundations Though tho members of tho family are reported to have been In It no one was injured A garage was the only building the farm reported as uii m atrcurumg 10 remaining Intact though eight plans revealed bore Darnoll a for horses In tho large barn and several nior minister was convicted a year cows escaped uninjured ago sifter a The home of Bert Moachom In tho wiiukco Wis city was also considerably dahiagod The cross was blown from tho Cath olic church and other dnmage done No injuries or deaths are report er People Here Alarineil People In Mason City were much irmed by the aspect of the storm clouds which came up between linKon the none of tho clouds really and fears were as danger of local damage was concerned The reporting of storms elsewhere was generally expected however but the general expedition was thatthey City from Hie appearance uds Hail at AI Milwaukee train port bad hail storms of No of Moment in Bat tle for Great French Fortress Now in Fourth Week Special to the GlobeGazette Paris April troops took the offensive last night in the Verdun region on the right bank of tho Aleuse river A war office an nouncement this afternoon says they captured parts of German trenches occupied a redoubt and took several hundred prisoners Take Trenches Special to the GlobeGazette Berlin April British trenches for a distance of GOO meters between Langoraarek and Ypres In Belgium have been occupied bj German troops according to the of ficial statement issued at an headquarters today Special to tho GlobeGazette Paris April resist ance in the region of Verdun is com pelling the German general staff to withdraw large forces from the Ton ton front in Macedonia and Serbia also in Russia recording to Informa tion from the highest an thoritles Health Officer Had His War Taint ThjsSlorzUng W Heu I le Bough t Four DJrty Samllos A Wheeler superintendent of the city department of health antl sanitation had his war paint on when he visited mayor Potters of fice this morning lugging four half pint bottles of cream wheh ho had just bought of a lociU dealer all of which had large quantities of dirt in the bottom of them and all of which were In bottles which appear ed to be dirtier than need lie on the outside While Br Wheeler is a law unto himself in the matter of milk or dinance prosecutions he received some strong moral support from To the People of Mason City Spring is tho natural and timehonored season of the year for the iibnae wife to give her housea thor ough cleaning so should every thrifty municipality devote a like season to tire especial care of her house hold In an effort to make Mason City from the aesthetic standpoint what she Is from the business standpoint the most progressive city In Iowa the city commissioners here by designate the week begin ning Monday April 2ltli as the City denning Ueauli fying Week The week Is be ing recognized lu i similar manner throughout the state Great effort should be made by every citizen and every property owner to do all In their power toward cleaning up our city during this six day period Vacant lots should be cleared and lawns raked ashes removed alleys cleaned nnd Ijke action taken to obviate the unsatis factory conditions which exist after the winter season In a like manner the lime should be used to plant gar dens to place shrubbery sow seed on barren lawns and in other ways render our city more beautiful and desirable to live in It takes active and earnest cooperation on the part of everyone to make this occa sion a success and especially the interest of the ladies and school children Here also is an opportunity for the boy scouts to show their effective ness and usefulness If ev eryone does his share Mason City will rank as one of lowas most tidy and beautiful as well as otherwise energetic cities T A POTTER Mayor HAS PUUSKNTHD WILSONS FINAL NOS 1C TO FOKKIUX WASHINGTON AWAITS UEPLY OL Now Uj to Kniscr to Whether to Jive Up Course or Itreak With os Special to The GlobeGazel le Washington April tlio conference of Scciotury Imaging nnd Von Beriistrotf it was Riained tlte Herman diplo mats regard the ivcoint of a re ply from Ciernmny within two or three days as physically Impos sible U wns thought a reply could not be received here bo fore ten days il OF HONOR Ono Hundred Fifty Members JVotn Minnesota Meet Huie in Itallv The Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota Court of Honor rally which Special to Tlie GlobeCazclte Washington April Unifcj ed States government having saicff its last word to Germany in tho sub marine controversy turned with grave expectancy to Berlin whera rests the decision wliether the imper ial government shall abandon ita present methods submarine war fare or break with Washington President Wilson probably will wait until the end of the week for Germany to reply to liis virtual ulti matum which declares tho intention ot the United States is to sever diplo matic relations unless the Berlin government immediately gives Ihe use of the submarine against commerce and squares her suhmarina policy with on humanity and international law While no lima limit was sot in the communication tlio president is known to nonpr rally whicli tiio president is known to hold tho IKbeing held in the city today hasj opinion that throe or four days would brought to Mason City about 150 be a reasonable period lo allow er members of the ardor rriroscnting courts in Marshalltown Fort Dodge Charles City Waterloo and Albert Leu A L Hereford of Springfield supreme chancellor of the order some strung moral support from OL me order the mayor and others present when I ia here iltrt eave address at the samnlpa wpro ilitsnln vnri the nicotine lit Pythian hall t 9ftfi Peter Nagel son of Mr and Mrs John Nagel o Vermilya street was knocked unconscious Tuesday even ing while working in tho rounft house of the Northwestern railroad by a sleitge hammer falling on hie head Mr JSage Is boiler inspector ior the company The injured man was to the home of his parents whore medical aid was given him The young mans father Is employed at the Stott meat market WANTS PAIIOMC Poorla April parote for James Morrison Darnoll serving a three year term in tJio federal penitentiary at Fort Leaven worth Kansas on a charge of violating Mann net is Hough t according to KIVKIt Uurlinjjlon Ijoromodvo Slides Tnto Dubuaue Iowa April Bur locomotive slid In escaped injury cuclm Tlie accident was sod by high flood waters soaking the railroad Hiirlington trains arc being de toured over the Great Western aon was at they VR bcf11 closcr to Mason of Atjona yesterday afternoon but tho no damage was done by wind Kicster Tlnluirt No verification is obtainable here of reports which have worried many pooplo of damage by the at tho vicinity and around Klester Minn the mooting ut Pytliian hat at oclock this afternoon II A Smith state manager is also here tor the oc casion The members of the local court of which F W Kidiler chancellor are acting as hosts and hostesses for the guests and have arranged a splendid program of music and sponking for this afternoon All incoming trains were met by the members of the local committee this morning and the guests were given a royal reception Meeting this afternoon was open to members of order and their friends who heard tho fine musical program and the splendid talk jjivan by the supremo chancellor A L Hereford SeventyFive Camlidut cs At oclock tonight the mem bers will meet in the Pythian hall for the initiation of tho candidates who number about seventyfive Following the Initiation a dance will be hetri for tlio members In Commer cial Unll at nine oclock Gates or chestra furnishing the music TTXITKI CHAKITIKH Convention ut May 1O to 17 Members of the United Charities organization of this oily have receiv ed bulletins announcing tho forty third animal session of tlio national conference of Charities and Correc tion which is to ho held at Indian apolis May 10 to 17 nnd it may bo that some will later dncldo to attend he eonvfiilioii Two sessions will lie field each day In which all phases of social work will be discussed Officer in tlio Cily Ycs torelny Ufiriifioii Special Agent Smith of Chicago roprosenting tlio police department of tho WcllsKiiTRO ICxpross company was in the city yesterday had quite a conference with it D Mason liquor inspector for tho loon pollro department Mr Smith says WollsFiirgo company Is closely watching the Mason City expcrimoni with liquor and thinks it Is working out well The Fargo In his option would not be displeased with tTie Installation of tho system ninny for a decision Special to tho Berlin April Amorirai note to Germany arrived In BirrKn late yesterday evening Ambassador Gerard probably will present it to the foreign office oarly this atter Spooial to Hie GlobeGazette Washington April von Bcrnstorff the German ambassador to tho state department for a conference with Secretary Lansing on the submarine warfare situation and also to discuss the arrest in Now York of von Igel seorp tary of the former German military attache Captain von Papon Secretary Lansing and Von Bern stroff were in conference fully twen ty minutes After the ambassador bad left Secretary Lansing would make slalument reemlhig tho discussion which took place WOIllv Inlk SIcii 011 Jolt Knnnicriitiiig of tin City V C K niivid manager for U Polk Is hero in churgo of tho enumeration for the city direc tory Mr Davis who has been hero almost every year for n long past is confronted with ii big job this year because of change of thj street names nnd numbering He says tlmt the cbingo is a gond nnc novcrtheless and approves tbt nomenclature adopted in mtiKt pur Mculiirs Inasmuch as do is a man whose business for years lias had to rio with stroot minion and lui is well to express an opin ion on the subject He predicts iliat tho system will be well likoi after It once is put in effect HOYS XICK IOIXT AT Keokuk April brake man on a Burlington train saw two dentiii heir way yestnitiny tin ttild iiniii to off or pay heir fun Tho next minute he was look ing into the of a revolver Ho ran hack over the cars to tho and when thj train slopped for water with ihe oilier members of the crow rushed the would bo bandits and put them off The haiulits were two brys 9 and 10 years old The gun wan an old pistol The boys had been going to tho movies and reading novels hoiice tho makeup and tha cap ptatol ;