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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOW THURSDAY APRIL 26 1917 NO 139 TIDE B Bl Tactics of Prussians to Check Advance of Allies Are Very Costly BOTH SIDES STRIVING VAINLY FOR DECISION Partial Success of Germans to Stop Drive Won by Stag gering Toll of Life The four day terrific struggle on the British front in Franco opened with both sides still striv ing vainly for a decision The Germans resorted to terribly costly tactics of massed attacks and nppareufly succeeded in checking the British advance partial success was won ac cording to spectators of the ti tanic conflict n staggering toll of human life It would seem as if the revolutionary muttariiigs ominously swelling through Eu rope prior to the inception of the great battle were drowned in the thunders of the battlefield but indications are not lacking that mpmeiifous events are about to occur behind the fighting lines The summary adjournment of the reichstag when its sittings were barely opened has given added significance By hints in the German press the strike agi tation in Germany may burst forth with renewed viol one on jlay Day Chegrant international Socialist holiday No news of importance has come from Austria for several daysi a fact which has given fresh vigor to the everrecurrent report of intentions or efforts on tho part of the dual seek a Travel lers returning from Turkey tell appalling stories 6f devastation wrought by disease and starva tion in the Ottoman empire also repeat the story of Che Turkish people being sick at heart over the war nnd its en tailed miseries hut kept in sub jection by the iron hand of Enver Bey and his German col leagues Wire fences charged with electricity have been erect ed along tho GermanSwiss fron tier and every possible precau tion taken to prevent the details of what is transpiring within the Central powers from reaching the rest of tho world Appointment Rouses New Interest in Fate of NonPavtisan Judiciary Repeal DBS Motuea April nentof Judge Truman S Stevens of Hamburg as a member of the suj preme bench byGovernor Harding esterday has revived new interest as to the fate of the bill repealing the ionpartisan judiciary law adopted by the last legislature The appointment of Judge Stev ens la not one calculated to please ha Salinger element at the stata lousa Stevens was a good Harding man in the last campaign and made a number of speeches in behalf of the governor He was appointed on tho bench In the Fifteenth judicial district In Jan uary succeeding A B ThorneH re tired and his quick promotion to the supreme bench Is further teoti mouy of the regard in which he Is held by the governor Neefl Inside Track The Stevena appointment has been a probability since the funeral of Judge Deemer The new supreme judge and the governor met at lied Oak at that time and the matter of the appointment was discussed Gov ernor Harding then told Stevens that he considered him to be a very suit able selection for the place and ad vised him that it would not be nec essary to obtain petitions urging his appointment It was generally understood for British Headquarters in France via London April correspondents of the the Associated Press has been a compara tive Hill in the fighting cast of Arras the German effort to re in the last 24 hours counterattacks In aa take the positions captured by the British in Mondays push having worn themselves out After each of these attacking waves have been thrown back the British managed to creep forward still farther Heavily overcast aides are giving the German airmen a brief respite from British aerial attacks enabling them to make an effort to reorgan ize their badly damaged squadrons for In four days of fighting the Brit ish have accounted for nearly 100 enemy machines Fearful Slaughterof Germans Stories of German counterattacks there have been eight separate at tempts to capture Gavrelle since Monday tell of the almost incredit able tactics of Germans in sending forward massed troops giving the M British artillery the greatest oppov tunity for open target shooting It has had in two yeara Thousands of gray clad Germans were advancing Ln one of these at tacks Tuesday when the British curtain fire shut down before them Other British guns fired through the curtain Not one man passed beyond the curtain When the smoke lifted there was only ploughed ground lit tered with sprawling German dead Enormous Sacrifice The Germane today unsuccessfully hurled masses of men against Hurte blse farm west of Craonne The only result was the enormous sacrifice of Borne of their bast troops some time that Stevens was to be ap pointed but the matter was held up during the consideration of the eighth judge bill At the time the friends of Judge Stevens were much worried over certain activities of backers of the eighth judge bill who wera openly declaring that Stevens was to be dropped and another mnn named Stevens had the backing of very Influential republicans in southwest ern Iowa Including such men as Al mor Stern of Logan and Frank Ever est of Council Bluffs it Is reported Not a Salinger Choice In any event the appointment caii hardly be considered as having been dictated by the Salingers ap pointment of Ora Williams as state document editor was also not exactly what tho Inside ring wanted and that ofRE iBales as ecutlve council was another not pal atable to at least a portion of com bination which has been attempting to run things Bales having shown signs of kicking over the traces dur ing the final days of the legislative session Chicago Priest to Lecture Here About the Homeless Boys Persons interested to any extent in welfare work and the making of use ful citizens out of homeless boys will hear much to interest them Sun day night in the lecture of Ilev Fath er C J Quille head of the Refuge for Homeless Boys in Chicago Fath er Quille will lecture at the Holy Family church and in connection the choir will render a patriotic musica program Rev Quille has become almost a national figurethrough his work ii reclaiming the homeless waifs o Chicago He started In a small way and charitably inclined citizens o Chicago became Interested so tha now the Institution owns property worth a hundred thousand dollars and shelters over a hundred lads who arc receiving training in variou trades in the vocational school main tained in connection with the home He is a fine speaker and has an in teresting story to tell and indication are he will have a large audience Sun day evening Berlin April 26 via German positions at Gavrelle in the Arraa battlefield are now situated at tha eastern boundary of the village eaya the official report today POWDER EXPLOSION Birmingham Ala April Three powder workers were killed in an explosion of the Aetna explo sives company plant and several Injured An Investigation of the blast has been ordered FIRST AMERICAN TAKEN London April of the first American prisoner of war was reported to tho American embassy to through the American consul at Glasgow And Then Begin to Wake Up on Patriotism with a RANKS German Sub Gets Percy Birdsall Washington April tion without warning by submarine gunfire of the American schooner Blrdsall New York was reported to he state department The time and place la unannounced A British pa trol boat rescued the survivors All Were Saved New York Aprllj aboard the Percy Birdsall i were saved ac cording to a cablegram from Bor deaux to the vessel owner The schooner waa enroiite to New York in ballast when bunk HE STATES Nevada Leads All States in Proportionate Recruiting Others Beat Us Washington April ias led all states In prooprtoinate recruiting for the regular nrmy be ween April 1 and April 24 by con tributing 944 per cent of her war quota which was based on the approximate population the war de partment reports showed today Ore on Indiana Utah Illinois and Cansas ranked Michigan rank ed tenth with a war quota of 1302 and making a per centage of 231 Iowa ranked fif teenth with 4448 war quota re cruiting 842 percentage 189 Min nesota ranked thirtieth with 4150 war quota recruiting 534 percent age 128 Appoint lowans to Reserve Cor pi GERMANS 1JEPUJLSED London April Ger man attacks on th6 British positions near Gavrelle were completely re pulsed last night according to tho official statement the war offlcR today Elsewhere ithere was noth ing of especial Importance tho statement adds Divorced Woman Was Shot and Clubbed to Death by Unknown Man ATTACKED IN ROOM OF MOTHERS HOUSE 1 Caught at Springfield 111 and Re turncd to Muscatine Cluuge There to Face Special tp the GlobeGazetta Washington April owing lowcns have accepted fol ap polutments in the officers reserves orps and are subject to call by the war department upon the issuance of their commissions Captains in quartermasters corps Hugh Harrison Tolman Red Oak Roland George Taylor 517 Vermont Muscatine la April Adam Mahr the venerable old lady who left Burlington more than a year ago accompanied by the slrerlff from Muscatine county and who later left Muscatine while the sheriffs wife wasout getting aome water to bring her out of a faint properly spelled has bob bed iup again This time aha was caught In Springfield 111 to n port received here from the Illinoi5 capital city and she Is now on her way back to Muscatine to face the woman she played the trick on and incidentally a minister and others whom she is alleged to have swind led Those who know Mrs Mohr best have no fears that she will blush for shame when she faces the Muscatine people yermom She arrested at Springfield StWaterloo and Roy WJohnson wijh V 2714 High St Des Moinea Captain in medical corps Eugene H Lewis Dubuque Cirst Lieutenants in medical corps Edw S Parker Ida Grove Cecil G Morehouse Waukon Frederick W Bowles Ottumwa Corbus C Long Altoona Frederick Binder Corning and Charles E Ruth 407 Equitable Building Des Moines Second Lieutenants Hiram C Fry Cedar Rapids In infantry Steamer on Which He Had Passage Is Damaged By Mine Clear Lake Gets Free Delivery Washington D C April Congressman Haugen today was ad vised by the postoffice department that on June 30 delivery of mail would be started in Clear Lake Two carriers and one substitute carrier will be appointed WOMEN 51AN STREET CARS New Hampton April Commander J V Babcock son of Dr and Mrs A Babcock of this city has had an experience with the horrors of war Two woeks ago the Ameri can Hge steamer New York struck a mine near Liverpool England Lieut Babcock was on this steamer In company with Admiral Sims The passengers were taken aboard anoth er ship but the two officers remained with the crew and helped get the New York into port She was fixed up so as to finish the trip under her own steam Ad Sims and Lt Co Babcock are In London where they are in conference with the British ad miralty concerning the best means of combating lae Uboat warfare and of coordinating the British and United States navy Lieut Commander Babcock and Admiral Sims when they sailed did so secretly going aboard the New York at midnight so as to escape observation TrlCiUes Car System Is Up Against It for Jjnbor Davenport la April motormen and women conductors will be working on the street cars of Davenport in the near future unless there Is an abrupt change in the pres ent conditions of labor Even the of ficials of the TriCIty Railway com pany are seriously alarmed at the wholesale resignations of their em ployes who are obtaining government jobs at the Rock Island arsenal It is absolutely Impossible for us to get men said a prominent offi cial of the TriCity Railway compa ny today and it Is quite possible that in the near future we will adopt the English system which has work ed out so satisfactorily and put wom en on our street cars as motormon and conductors BIG STRIKE IN GERMANY Washington April to the state department through official channels tell of a strike of 250000 laborers In Berlin While the namil of the official who gave the informa tion is withheld the department says the incident showa the growth of the desire for peace on the part of the workmen IOWA1VS FOR COVSCniPTION All Members of Delegation Except One Council Bluffs Up la April 26 Iowas representatives In the nations house of representatives aro not op posed to conscription as It has been proposed according to word reaching this city from They have been quoted the last few days as being a unit In opposition to the proposed selective conscription plan but a private letter from Con gressman Greene of this district to a friend in Council Bluffs declares thla report to bo unauthorized except as to Congressman Hull The other members of the dele gation the letter proceeds have been waiting to see what form the bill would take NO NARROW CENSORSHIP Washington D C President Wilson in a April letter to Ar thur Brisbane of New York declar ed today to bo opposed to any sys tem of censorship denying the people of the country their indisputable right to criticize their own public of ficials The letter was in reply to a letter from Brisbane on the espionage bll la congress charged with hayliJg fleeced a riuni of prominent business men of several thousand dollars She is old and walks with a crutch and always Iresses In blaik said by the police to be a false makeup In Springfield she cleverly mortgaged a piece oC property fifteen times A reward was offered In Muscatine and other cities for her arrost A former resi dent of Muscatine identified her Mrs Mohr is under Indictment here for swindling Mr Berlin of this city out of quite a large sum by means of a fake and purchase scheme which lead to the advance of money to her She gave a bondsman casl security and jumped her bond but so far as can be learned no effort ha yet been made to collect the bond It was said today that County At toiney Stanbery would probably a once Institute proceedings to forfei the bond now that the woman is again in qustody and that plans would be made for bringing her bacl here in case she is not held at Mus catiue Retired Champion Accedes to Rc qucst of Mayor Potter to Help M B A Dedication Struggle Witnessed by Sister Who Screamed for Help Assailant Escapes St Paul April deepest nystery surrounds the slaying early odfiy of Mrs Alice M Dunn who vas shot and clubbed to death with a gun by an unknown man in her apartment at tho borne of her par outs where she lived since separa lonfrom her husband Frank J 3unn over a year ago Hor sister Katherlne McQuillan vho witnessed the struggle between the assailant and Mrs Dunn scream ed for help but the man escaped Dunn who spent the evening at the club later going to his apartment vas questioned by the police and then released Mrs Dunn received alimony of 70 montjh since the separation The police are baffled They say robbery was not a motive as ths assailant failed to touch the money or jewelry or the dresser To Try Professor on Murder Charge Roauoke Va April the near approach of the date fixed foi of Professor Charles E Vawter under indictment for tho alleged murder of StocktonHeath Jr interest in the celebrated cast has increased to a noticeable extent Tlie case is docketed for trial in the Montgomery county next Tuesday The circuit high court social French War Commission Is Greeted lv Officials on Arrival at Wash ington Washington D C April French war commission to the Unit ed States headed by Rene Vtvlnnl vice premier and minister of Justice ana General Joffre landed safely at the Washington navy yard soon after noon yesterday The party which Included Ameri can officials and others who extend ed a welcome to the visitors upon their arrival at Hampton roads yest erday reached here shortly after noon Foreign Minister Balfour head of the British war commission was among those who arranged to greet the French party Aa soon aa the gangplank was run out Secretary Lansing boarded the vessel and warmly clasped the hand of Minister VivianI and Marshal Jof fre and other members of the mis sion During the brief ceremony the ships band played the Marseil laise Smiles at Movie Men The formal welcome over the par ty left the Mayflower and Marshal Jotfre and Minister VivianI shook hands warmly with everyone Both remarked on the warmth of their welcome Tho marshal smiled as moving picture machines clicked bus ily The ceremonies over the party was driven to the home of Henry White former ambassador to France which will be tholr headquarters They were escorted by two troops of cav alry The streets were lined with cheering crowds The reception of the French mis sion transcended the usual diplo matic courtesies Rousing cheers and handclapping greeted the French with the Most Enthus iastic Reception ever Accorded ROOT ACCEPTS TRUST IMPOSED BY PRESIDENT standing of both the accused man and his alleged victim together with the deep mystery enshrouding the motives for the tragedy combine to give promise of one of the most sen sational trials that has taken place in Virginia in many years Young Heath was shot and lulled in the home of Professor Vawter on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacks urg on March 13 At the time of the tragedy he was a guest at the Vawter home Hints of sensational developments In tho case have bean rumored for some time but absolutely no facts as to tlie cause or the alleged slaying have been made public Heath died two days after the shooting On his death bed lie made a sworn state ment which Is said to have revealed considerably more In relation to the case than has been given out by tho authorities The other ocoupanU of the Vawter household have main tained absolute silence Most Interesting Man at University Prof Ellsworth Faris is the most interesting man at the State Univer sity which Is saying something said County Superintendent Fred D Cram today Dr Faris is the prin cipal Baby Week speaker Dr Faris Is a man of world ex perience and universal view He lias been In tho educational and re ligious work for many years is graduate of Chicago University and a student of life During my sum mer work periods at Iowa City or when attending conferences there I never fail to hear his public lectures n The Origin of Religion Tho Social Factor Social Psychology Tho Boy etc Every father should Prof Faris when he comes to leliver his lecture on Boys I shall o much disappointed should I have o miss this rare discourse He tnlks o the understanding CORNELL GETS COMMAXDAXT Preparation of a card of wrestlln events for the evening of June G as a feature of the M B A build ing dedication program will be in the hands of Frank Gotch retire champion wrestler of the world One of the big men appearing on this occasion is expected to be Earl Caddock of Anita Iowa now hold Ing the championship Gotch Accepts Mayor T A Potter who was ask ed by Supreme President T B Han ley and Supreme Secretary E L Balz of the Modern Brotherhood to take the matter up with Mr Gotch this morning received a letter from him saying that he would be glad to take charge of arranging a wrestling program for the event Mr Gotch said that of course hav ing retired he would not appear on the mat himself but would be glad to act as referee for an exhibition by Caddock whom he thinks can be brought here and any other man who might be found to go on with him The letter from Mr Gotch was written in the hearty wholesouled style that has made him the popular man ho has always been Jn both the sporting and business worlds ana showed a etrong desire on his part to make the dedication plans a big success Mt Vernon la April Driebelvis of the Iowa cavalry iias been detailed to Cornell college by Adjutant General Logan and will be resident officer in charge of the Cornell cadets for the remainder of the year In addition to service in the oldest corps at Iowa University and Amos Lieutenant Driebelvis served former ly in the Twentyseventh U S I fantry He will still be assisted here by Sergeant Harold Jordan who has had charge of the work up to this time Together tho two officers are putting the three Cornell companies through vigorous workouts and ma neuvers twice a day and are rapidly whipping them into precise units President Charles W Flint Is In receipt of a letter from H O S Heiatnnd adjutant general at Wash ington in which he thanks the col lege in the name of Major General for the offer of the Cornell campus for a reserve officers train Ing corps and snys that it has been placed on file to be considered when the question of additional camping ground Is taken up T R TO COME TO IOWA WiH Bo Asked to Talk to G A R Veterans in June Davenport la April Grille Ralph W Cram and A J Faerber have beon appointed as the Greater Davenport delegates to the conference on mobilization of the na tions resources which will be hold In tho Hotel La Salle nt Chicago Satur day at which Col Theodore Roosevelt will be the principal speaker The Davenportcrs will Invite Col Roosevelt to Davenport to address tho annual encampment of the Iowa Grand Army of the Republic and al lied patriotic societies in Juno If Colonol cornea hero H wll be his first appearanct since he spoke in behalf of Mr Grlly in the congres sional campaign several years ago at Vauder Veer park Also Approves Hlatistirs Hill and K Hill Vita Ktmc OEM Moines 21 Governor Hard ing is rapidly signing up tho batch of bills left in IUK hands when the Icgis laUire closed Bills signed yesterday include the measure calling for a special elec tion on the prohibitory atuondmen on Oct 17 next the Engcr vital sta tistics bill the bill permitting the governor to establish a state secre service and the Foster road patro bill all measures of considerable im portance Among others of general Interes approved are S F 331 Permitting Bchoo districts to establish day schools fo deaf pupils S F 108 Requiring countj boards of supervisors to approve ao pointments of deputy county super intendents S F 4H Making office of stat superintendent of schools elective by people for four year term S F Making teaching of ag riculturo and domestic science op tiunal in rural schools S F 301 Requiring street car to be heated to a temperature of a least 10 degrees S J R 7 Approving plans for ahops at Iowa City home economics building and dairy laboratory at Ames and class room building at Eldora S J R 16 Authorizing execu tive council to raise by taration In 1917 and In 1918 Will Be Chairman of Ameri can Commission to Russia to Sail in Short Time Washington D C April 26 Freneh com mission began Its The first lay hero with a round ol official calls The first calls were at the state war and navy departments Af or a brief visit with Lansing former romler VivianI Marshal Jnffro and Vdmiral Chochprat were received at bo white house by President Wll on Hiithusiusm Runs High AH the French party left the state lapartrnent the cheering was ac nowlcdged by all observers to bo the most enthusiastic and loudest ever heard there The corridors of the building fairly rang with hur ahs for France The visitors took motor cars to the white house Hun dreds of automobiles decorated with French trlcolors sounded their Bl ens and people lining the streets iiecred Hoot Accepts Chairmanship Washington April Root former secretary of state after con ferences today with President Wll sou and Secretary Lansing formally accepted the chairmanship ot the American commission to Russia The commission composed of Jthvee or four principal members staff secre taries am assistants Is expected to atari tor Ilusula in a tew days Wllsoii outlitiud fully to Root what lie desired accomplished Tlia Rus sians need political financial trana portatlonal commercial advice and assistance the president said Selective Draft to Win Washington April re suits of the canvass to ascertain the sentiment of the housemembers on the administration bill providing for the raising of an army by selective draft caused renewed confidence to day among the champions of tho measure of its passage by a safe ma jority There waa n feeling of en thusiasm despite Speaker Clarks speech opposing tho draft system The house canvass Is reported to have disclosed a majority of at least sixty for tho bill Protracted debate waa continued in both houses today with prospects at veto by Saturday Washington D C April army bill was under constant attack from the opponents of selective con scription and was ardently defended by the supporter of the administra tion plan In the house wis agreed tho general debute should close today with adjournment Tomorrow Chair man Dent for the military committoo will rloso for tho committees volun teer amendment and Representative Knhn for the administration selec tive conscription plan Then tho bill will bo considered by the house un der tho five minute rule An agreement reached in the sen ate promises a final vote not later thmi midnight Saturday Will ilndeavor to fitdeem Sour Lund That Hns IScen Useless LOSI3 HKYVILY Paris April Terrific fighting continued during the night on tho front of tho French offensive The Germans renewed their counter at tacks on the high ground near the Chemln dcsDamos but gained no success It is officially announced Tho attack in great force cast of Cerny was repttlsed with heavy logins for the Germans T WITHDRA WV London April British blacklist of shipping has boon with drawn so far as it concerns the Unit ed States New Hampton April work of saving Chickasaw countys land from absolute Idleness and waste Is going on at a good rate this season Among those wo notice who are putting In tiling are Peter and Nicholas Gilbert 8000 tile on their fat in just northeast of the city John Sbeoiiy 1000 feet on his fathers farm just south of town William WonU 2500 feet on his farm southwest of town L H Goodrich KOOO feet on his farm west of Frederlcksburg Adam Laures 1200 foot on his farm south of Now Hajnpton George Rolch 2000 feet and Kmil Roos 1200 feet northeast of town August Folder 10000 to 12000 foot on his fnrm southeast of town Mr Feldor believes in going aheari and doing a thorough job of what ever ho undertakes and so ho is put ting In a big lot of it He will spend 100000 In tiling and fencing this season ;