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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1917, Mason City, Iowa MASON GLOBEGAZETTE PEACE ATIE Drowns While He Tries to Save Confused Wife London July by Dr Miehaells Gelman imperial chan cellor and Count Czernln the Aus tro Hungarian foreign minister Which are regarded here as obviously made in collusion dominate the news columns of the morning papers They arc generally treated editorially as a sign of weakness while the absence of reference to the f uture of Belgium and Serbia is considered to exclude in the desire for peace by understanding Germanpeiice talk unless accompanied by anundertaking to evacuate and restore conquered terri tories is declared merely to be an answer to Americas preparation for war Herr Michaelia accusations against France are dismissed by some com mentators as best left for refutation by French allies but are discussed by others one of which says the story is too thin even for the Germans to believe The Daily News however main tains that although the chancellors statements are valueless as evidence tieycannot be left unanswered and insists that a statement of war aims be formulated in conference the allies to constitute an explicit disav oway of all thought of conquest for conquests sake The paper denounces the ignor ance or the folly of Sir Edward Oar sons threat to drive Germany behind the Rhine which it says has given HeYr Michaelie a weapon which he was swift to use It is in the power of allies to ren der the weapon inocous even turning it against himself but the repudia tion of his charge must come quickly in a form leaving no loophole for The Chronicle proclaims the belief that it would be unwise for the allies lo deprive Germany of genuine Ger man soil It points out that while the Chronicle talks of vast territorial modifications he mentions only the Saar valley and it suggests that France may be aiming to restore the old German frontier of Lorraine fcrhieh would involve a little strip tin the German side of the front for fifteen If France desired this for strateg reasons the Chronicle could only she necessarily had the right but It would be an exceedingly small af fair not comparable to Germanys seizure of two large provinces in 1871 It must be remembered too that after losing from millions killed and wounded in a war forcer upon her and wherein she has borne the brunt of battle for liberty through out Europe France has a right to make exceptionable claims for her future security such as Germany had not in 1871 and no other state unless Belgium would have IOAVA BOY WITH FIRST FLAG Marshalltown July Patriot meet Roland Root Speers Hes the lad who proudly bore the first American flag into the trenches New Hampton July 30 Fred Rabe a prominent Chicago con tractor was drowned while he and others were swimming iri the Little Cedar river near old Chlckasaw Sat urday afternoon Rabe who was on a visit to his parents at Aita Vista for the first time since his marriage attempted to teach his wife to swim a party had driven to the picnic grounds for a days outing rShe became confused and when she slid off an embankment the husband made frantic efforts to save her life She clutched at him and both went down Other members ot the party saved Mrs Robe but the body of her husband was not Jound for more than an hour Russias Arch Spy Still at Liberty Petrograd July 30 Nikolai Len ne peace agitator and alleged Ger man spy has disappeared from his usual haunts In Petrograd and his whereabouts is not known to the government authorities The stories published in the United States that Lenine had been seized by the police at Ozarki Finland on July 24 and that he had escaped during a battle between government agents and an archists at Tornea Finland was said by the officials to be untrue A vague story was current in Pet rograd July 28 that the suspected Tueton agent had fled fro mthe cap ital to Kronstadt and that he had smuggled through Finland to Stockholm and already had reached Germany No official confirmation of this report could be obtained An other current yesterday was that Le nine was operating in Stockholm Plan to Boost the War Taxes A car bearing the license number 117 Iowa attempted to swing out the ceaseless line of cars on the of the lake last evening eturning from Bayside about nine clock and in doing so ripped the eft front fender from the car he en eavored to pass and also tore sever 1 apokea from the wheel and bent ie steering gear The injured car ore tljenumber 240545 Iowa The a directly back of the injured car Isb collided with the smash and frontparts of 34 Car 6117 was badly smashed and ad to towed 10 the lake where re airp are being made None of the cciipants of the cars were injured The line of cars from Bayside park o Clear Lake becomes greater each eek and the motorist should use recaution trying to pass other cars Iowa number 6117 is held by F E tameyer Hampton Iowa The num er of the other car does not appear n lists available here of the world war Facing Washington July of increasing war taxes to at least from present total or considered to day by the senate finance committee Chairman Simons hoped to report the revised bill to the senate by Thursday or Friday Tentative plans called for raising the additional amount largely from higher taxes on incomes Teutonic Premier Makes Remarkable Statement to Press French troops drawn up in line with fixed bayo nets the Leland Stanford university hospital ambulance unitmarched down the line with Roland Root Speers formerly of Marshalltown Iowa bearing the Stars and Stripes the first on the French battlefront The flag was presented to the hos pital unit by the Friends of France society of San Francisco arid bore on a metal plate fastened to the flagstaff a message signed by PresU dent Wilson The ceremony accorded this flag French officers declared was the greatest honor ever shown the Ameri can flag in France After the war this banner will be presented to the National Museum at Washington Young Speers Is a son of Mrand Mrs I C Speers formerly of Mar shalltown Iowa but now of Santa Monica California and went to France last winter with the ambu lance unit dates back A Stockholm dispatch from James ODonnell Bennett to the Chicago Tribune says The German government has made a remarkable declaration creed ant policy to the Chicago Tribune through a trustworthy representativ coming to neutral ground direot from new chancellorand general Luden dorff the German Chief of staff The declaration is comprehensive and in part is as follows The new government takes full recognition o the German peoples demands for a parliamentary system and that par liamentarism undoubtedly will come The new government declares that i wishes to avoid the shedding of Amer ican blood as long as possible Says a clean sweep was made in the minis tries because the new leaders fel that former Chancellor Von Beth mannHomveg and the others so Ion identified with the were obstacle to peace and had best disappear Th Prussian house of lords will be de mocratized by the kings creation o new peers If it delays the Prussia vote reforms The German suprem military commandpromised the chancellor that it will push no war aims in contradiction to those Defin ed by the Reichstag and accepted by the chancellor The new German ad ministration says that Germany is not going to come crawling to the peace table but will revive a sort of Con gress of Vienna precedeuted on peace by negotiation His maternal ancestry to PriscIIIa Molines GRAIN ALL SEEK LOWER LEVELS Chicago July to a set lement of the switchmens strike lere and to a renewal of peaco talk rom Germany considerable lentiment developed today in the corn market Unfavorable crop eon in the southwest and west gave the bulls some advantage at first Commission houses were on both sides of themarket but as a rule be cause of good BBliers when prices urned downward Opening quota ions which ranged from c decline o c advance with September at and December at were followed by a setback all around to well below Sat urdays finish Will Clear Lake Get the Bunnies There was a rumor current on the tpeets at noon today that there was of Clear Lake taking tie team which Cedar Rapids he biggest city in the Central asso iation discarded last week The league is taking care of the layers salaries until tomorrow ev ningand if the team Is not placed City or Clear Lake by hat time the association will have o disband for the rest of the present eason Local officials were In communica lon with President Ford this noon it lisa likely that a definite an nouncement of some kind will be nade late today or early tomorrow Reckless Drivers Cause Trouble Reckless drivers among tourists and picnicking parties have caused considerable trouble at ClearLake especially on the roads that are nar row and should be passed slowly to avoid perhaps fatal accidents A Mason City business man had an experience yesterday which have resulted in a fatality While driving from the Oaks hotel west to Ventura at a very reasonable rate o speed to prevent1 tire trouble on the hot road the business man was mel by a spedd maniac who had dodgec by all the cars the road and was figuring for at a nar row point but misjudged his own speed and the slow speed at which the approaching car coming The cars met on a narrow piece o road Mr Business Man hadto use all the brakes he had to keep righ side up and Mr Speedster immedl atly after passing had a blow ou which might have resulted in a turn over Drivers should be more care ful at what rate of speed theytrave and take into considerationthe other autoists who are built for comfort and not for Fruit Jars Listen Like Booze to Him Heavy rains over the Dakotas and Minnesota bringing on relief to crops hat had in peril from hot winds and a bearish effect of wheat After opening one cent higher at September the market sagged 0 Oats eased down with corn Besides the weather for harvest op erationswas excellent Provisions ended toward lower levels on ac count of resumption of work by the striking switchmen here Injured by Pitchfork Grant July Neary son of Mr and Mrs M R Neary a load of hay and alighted squarely upon an upturned pitchfork the tines of which passed entirely through his thigh Local Garrdener Has Spuds Stolen Local sneak thieves have entered a new field of activity Seventy feet of a row of new potatoes have been stolen from a local gentleman who owns a lot on North Polk street Two weeks ago yesterday the own ir of the lot went over to hoe the spuds and at the same time took a few samples of the same which are as large and in as good a coSdition as any potatoes grown In the county Sincethe time the owner was last in the garden seventy feet of a row of the choice vegetables have ben stoln the choice vegetables have been stol en a good idea who the thieves are and will go the extent of the law in punishing them as soon as they are apprehended The person pr persons taking the potatoes may make satis factory settlement for the same at this office and waylay further trouble in the matter S AM v WATER TAR SWIMS LAKE Sleuthing County Attorney Had Per fectly Good Clue Until He Opened Cose T S Williams Not Hindered by the Strong South Wind of Yesterday Agreat many persons at Clear Lake yesterday wondered who the hardy individual was who braved the rather strong waves stirred up by the strong south wind and swam out across the lake nearly to Bay side and then back The swimmer who had tackled a ob few persons would attempt with uch a wind blowing was T S Will ams quartermaster first class from ie local navy recruiting station He a real deep sea sailor of the dyed i the wool kind that make most of leir own uniforms He has found much enjoyment at lear Lake during his tour of duty Could Settle It London July Erz Freneh Huguenot maiden who be came John Aldens wife On his fathers side he Is descended from Col Edward Cook of Cookstown who outfitted a regiment during the revolutionary war and entertained both Washington and Lafayette at his home Green Stuff Comes by the Bushel and Guards Live High Some ones happy thoughi of having a bean and onion shower for the National Guard proved a suc cess As a result grain sack after grain sack of the surplus from the gardens of persons In the vicinity are a nice cool place at the armory and the men are assured of fresh Vegetable side dishes for sever al days to come One of the biggest individual gifts of a garden truck came from Howard Reynolds who sent down a bushel of beans a bushel of onions and more than that number of beets Lots of Penclics Seven Mason City women each aont the guard a box of fine peaches Sat urday They were Mrs McNlder Mrs Hill Mrs Swalet Mrs fcammidge and Mrs Moore The two cracker boxes full of cookies proved to be from the women of Thornton This homo baking touches tho right spot good as the provender of the army cooks la Small Families Both companies had small families Saturday and Sunday It being go home All the men were back however by thia morning Parents of come of then drove as far as sixty dniles to get them back Lieut Qonrad Holbig is officer of the day today Lieut Harold Odlo re yeves him tonight berger leader of the Catholic center in the Reichstag wro provoked the present peace discussion declared yesterday If I could talk with Lloyd George or Mr Balfour we could in a few hours reach an understand ing which would enable official peace negotiations to commence Herr Erz berger further asserted that Dr MI chaelis is a peace chancellor Explains Status Lqndon July George MI chaelis German Imperial chancellor has called the editors of Germany to gether and read to them a statement of his eagerness for peace He wants to negotiate on the basis of the status of the warring countries before the war began This taken in connection with his recent Reichstag address is taken to indicate that he is being forced more and more by internal liunger and military reverses on the western front to appease the people by making it appear that the allies are responsible for the continuance of the war Creston July At torney Locke of Bedford Mrs W L VIcAuley ofthis city and the town marshal of Lenox played leading roles in an improvised Comedy of Errors on a passenger train en route from St Joseph to Crestoa last week The county attorney boarded the rain at Maryville with his nose In ihe air He was searching for con cealed liquor with which many pas sengers load their baggage upon re turning from Missouri And he found one very suspicious looking suitcase It was extremely heavy and the faint clink of bottled goods could be heard when it was moved Investigation proved that it was the property of Mrs McAuley a well known Creston woman Her firm refusal vto allow Locke to search the baggage causeda stir among the passengers At Bedford the town marshal was called in to provide prftper authority for the search and to share the grave responsibility of the results The questionable case was openec In full view of an interested group bringing to light fifteen quarts no of oooze but of canned fruits ant vegetables which Mrs McAuley hac brongM from her mothers home in St JosepJ WOftlAJf REAL ESTATE Jncle Sam Fixes Heavy Penalty For Registrants Who Attempt to Evade Service Noiv Pence Offer Petrofrad July is a rumor that Germany has offered tempting terms for a separate peace with Riussia in the hope of stamping out the Moscow conference to be held Teusday is saidifrom a power ful source that the peace proposal will not be allowed presentation Setts No July 30 Vice Aflmlr nl Maxlmilllon commander of the Austrian fleet In an interview declared he does not believe subma rines will bring about a decision in tho wax British Cruiser Is Torpedoed and Sunk London July 30 The British cruiaer Ariadne of tons was been torpedoed and sunk according to an official statement issued by the British admiralty Greene July E L Smith of Osage is assisting her hus band in the real estate business an was working in this vicinity las week She sold the F L Stober 160 acre farm oast of town Saturday to a party from JDumont She drives a ear and shows the land to proapec tive buyers herself She was former ly a resident of this vicinity and als of Clarksville She has been assist ing her husband In this work for sev eral years OFFICER DRINKS THE HKER Manning July party o Carroll county vacationists were en route home the other evening fron the lakes when they were stoppe near the state line by a constable o deputy United States marshal the are not certain which The officer ex aminod a box attached to the rear p the auto in which were a quantity o fish in four bottles of beer The officer drank three bottles of th beer and declared It was the rea thing allowing the tonrista to pro ceed with tho one bottle and th llsfc Red Tape Alleged to Hold Up Soldier Pay ns Well as Supplies Appalling conditions under which enlisted men in the Iowa national guard are serving their country in this time of crisis Is graphically de scribed in a letter front former Sergt Robert E Long Troop B First Iowa cavalry stationed at Lone Tree to Adjt Gen Guy E Logan Accord ing to Sergt Long the conditions described are general over the state and the camp at Lone Tree is but one specific example Following is the 1 This will call your attention to the fact that the new recrniu call ed into camp and training by the gov ernor of the state of Iowa on June 1 1917 have been in said camp for the period of eight weeks that dur ingthat time no clothing fit to issue has been supplied for their use that not one cent of pay has been receiv ed tocompensate them for this un official call and that they are now and have been in many instances in such financial straits that they can not buy the tobacco they use with out borrowing from others none the less fortunate that these re Liberty bonds both with1 the idea of aiding their country and of saving a portion of their sal ary whiiein service that the month ly payments for these bonds have been due for some time and had It not been for the friendly cooperation of the banks with boys they barely knew they would hava been compelled to drop them owing to the negligence or incompetence of those who have in charge this department of the state finances 2 This will also call your atten tion to the fact that regardless of the Insufficient supply of clothing and other equipment the remaining num ber of new recruits were called into camp and training July 1 1917 That they were compelled to sleep during the damp chill nights on the ground with nothing more than a thin bed blanket for covering that they were compelled to use each others mess equipment that the supply of tents being inadequate men were crowded into tents in too great a number for comfort that men were and are com pelled to use their own clothing with hardly a change with great expense to themselves and a detriment to their health that no check Is furnished them on this clothing so that they may at some future time be reim bursed for the same without going through such red tape as renders il practically impossible 3 That on July 14 1917 the flld men of each organization were order ed to report for duty regardless of the fact that all means for equip ping them had been exhausted anc but for the ingenuity of the com manding officers of the several or ganizatlons and their assistants much suffering among the members woulc result that in each case the orders from the adjutant generals office have read that when clothing or equipment be provided it would be a no expense to the state that whin ordering these men into training be fore the federal call the state waive all responsibility for their welfare 4 This will also call your atten tion to tho fact that the legislature of the state of Iowa at their last sit ting appropriated the sum of 000 for the equipping and maintain ing of the national guard of this ere and was sorry when an order ame this morning sending him back Wm Kendrew and family enjoyed a visit from a Des Moinbs friend last tlonday Prank ibbs who livedhere In his routh came last Wdnesday for a vis t with his nieces the Misses Maher T R Perrett shipped two car loads of hogs to the Decker plant last Thurs day and had it Bunder control entlrely N Wordall is vlsltlns his son Earl n North Dakota The Farmers Wives and Daughters society enjoyed their annual ice cream social at the home of Wm Andrea last Thursday evening A large number of he members and1 their families were present and a very delightful evening was spent Mr and Mrs Wetter and family are enjoying a visit from Mrs Welters father Mr Hlrsch and her sister Mrs and their children from Elkader Mrs HarrietStlllson and grand daughter Misa Carrie of Mason City were the guests or Pacey and daughters from Thursday until Sunday Andres car load of household oods and farm implements leave Wed for North Dakota His lather Wm Andrea goes with the car Earl and his wife accompanied by a sister of each wil leave in a few days going jy auto C Bliem and family and Miss Jos Bie Wilkenson were shoppers in Mason City Friday afternoon W B Olson and family of Mason City are visiting afew days at the J W Simpson home Tom Maher wife and son drove down from St Paul to visit his sisters the Misses Mahers a few dayjj last week Adolph Peteron and family came down from Kiester Saturday to spend a few days with Mrs Petersons moth Mrs S L Bailey Is enjoying a visit from her sister Miss Cattell of Des Moines and a friend of hers 33 L White and family and Miss NelHe Ednar were shoppers in Mason ity Monday Qeoree Wetter and family of Or chard spent Sunday with the S H Wet ter family Mrs L Mieler is having a pleasant visit from her son Mr Spencer who arrived from Chicago Sunday Miss Mary Shlpp wag a shopper in Mason City Saturday The ice cream social given tiy the Volunteer Sunday school class and the Epworth League was well attended The proceeds of the evenings sales amount ed to There were three booths all very pretty with their decorations of cut flowers A booth where all kinds of bakery goods were on sale one of home made candy and one of cut flowers The latter showed plainly that the women of the vicinity are de voting a little space in their gardens to flowers Addle and Ross Duff returned Mon day evening from Clear Lake where they had been camping with friends from Nora Springs Lois Peterson who came down from ICiester with her parents Satur day Is visiting at the home of her aunt Mrs Fontaine three miles south of town thought that sonie children must have beeu playing in the barn and caused the fire They carried no insurance on the Frank Watson was herea sqiipliv of days last weeli on nected with his tiling he is prepar ing to have done on his farm H H Aikin met with a severe ac cident last Thursday field James Brownwas on the wagon with him and In manner stuck a pitchfork into one cf his arms driving a tine through the forearm bones and severing the arteryand vein causing a severe hemorrhage A physician was failed at ohco anrl dressed the arm and it is I no bad results will follow Mr Rex Haight has resigned hisj position In the State Bank and volunteered in the Y M C Aworl of the army and has left for his finslj examination and to report for duty in New York City We aTe inrtfeer sony to have him leave us and hope that it will not be long before iis may return MARBLE ROCK VENTURA NEWS o Des Moines Chief He has been here re eving Chief Commissary Steward harles W Cox who has been en oying a seven day furlough Uncle Sam hates a Hs and has pro vided severe penalties for persons who make false statements in an at empt to secure exemption or dis charge from military service The aw is Any person who shall make or be a party to the making of any alse statement or certificate as to the fitness or liability of himself or any other person for service or ftther wise evades or aids another to evade requirements of thu conscription act shall if not subject to military law ae punished by imprieonmerit for not more than one year If subject to military lflw such person shall be tried by court martial anil suffer such punishment as the court martial may direct Fine If two or more persons conspire either to commit ariy offense against the Unitc1 States or to defraud United In any manner or for any je each of tiie parties shall be fined not more than or imprisoned not more than two years or Persons who perjure themselves af ter taking the oath are subject to a maximum fine of and impris onment for a maximum term of five years The government holds that who ever directly commits any act consti tuting an offense or aids in its com mission Is a principal Sold Poor Ico Cream Manchester July L Stramek who conducts the Palace restaurant of selling Ice cream having the charge o 8 elling ice cream having less than the amount of butter fat prescribed by statute and was fined and coste by M B Blair Justice of tho peace state that this was appropriated over three months ago and that the thought in mind of the legislature was that there would not be a repe tition of the occurrences of last year when men were sent south without necessary clothing and suffered from the delay of the same that the excuse of being unable to procure these things for the loyal men of the guard is an old one which would not apply to the payment of wages for these men who have been out at the instigation of the state for nearly eight weeks That if this vital tie things absolutely necessary for the welfare of men going into unknown and dangerous service is due to the Incompetency of men higher up or In any other place in the service such person or persons should be removed speedily Tegardless of any personal or political considerations that the sen timent of meworking for the good of the service xtad of the people oC the stite Is such that Inefficiency and in competency time like this will nto be tolerated 6 This will also call your at tention to the fact that this is not written in a critical spirit but as a matter of information and a request for justice to these men who are at the present time workings under a great handicap after voluntarily giv ing their services to their country when the first call came 7 It will also call your atten tion to the fact that many of the men In this troop have never received pay ment for their services for the time they volunteered last year until they were sworn into federal Negro Soldiers in Clash with Police at Waco Last Night Mr and Mrs Ed Emus and children Minneapolis are here for a visit with relatives The J Piersol family arrived home Sunday nightfrom a ten days visit with relatives at Alexandria S They were accompanied home by Don ald Montgomery and Helen Hyburn Mrs Donna Henderson and mother Mrs Anna Smallidge of Holcomb 111 are here for a few days visit with rel G lives Rev F IT Anderson of Allison sup plied the Congregational pulpit Sunday morning Next Sunday Mrs Anderson will preach both morning and even ng Dr Geo S Henderson of Holcomb spent a couple of days here last veek visiting relatives and looking fter real estate interests H Colemau IB spending1 a few ays in Minnesota Mrs Metta of Modes o is visiting numerous old time riends in and around Rockwell As Mrs Ethan Vorhes was driving home ahead the rain storm day afternoon her car got beyonfl con trol and turned over with herso that it rested on the top with the wheels in the air one wheel was batily damaged but fortunately the driver sustained only slight injuries but found it neces sary to remain under the car until a farmer came and rescued her It is fortunatethat the accident did not result more seriously A visitor in our town had a peculiar accident while drinking at the fountain As a era turned the corner a stone was thrown In such a way asT to be hurled directly at him cutting a deep gash just above Mrs W J Clay is seriously ill She was taken Friday mornlngith what appears to be a stroke of paralysis A trained nurse is in charge and It Is tioped she will make a speedy recov ery Hon Tohn Gates is in very poor health Mr Gates is now in his 92nd year and has retained his mental and physical strength remarkably well for a man of his Franklin Wilson hasreceived word that he received first place in the dairy cow judging contest at Charles City a short time ago SOUTH EAST Mrs went to Are ale Friday to spend a few days with er daughter Mrs Jack Harper Mrs James Reed Is reported quite oorly Mrs Oscar Chambers is at Park rsburg visiting her son and his fam y Miss Georgina of Sioux City ame the latter part of the week and s a guest In the John Decker home Miss Dorothy Ferris is down from lampton visiting friends Mr and Mrs John Dueher left riday night for their home in pringville New York after spend ng six weeks visiting the Becker amilies of this place A new daughter is reported at the Waco Texas July the ne gro soldiers of the Twentyfourth United States infantry who took par In last nights clashes witlithe loca authorities have been accounted for Six were arrested not long after the disturbances took place Fourteen others who escaped to the environs of the city reported a their camps this morning and wer placed under guard There has been no repetition of the shooting Will Jones a negro soldier of th Twentyfourth U S infantry whici arrived here late yesterday for tern porary guard duty over governmen property at Camp McArthur was sho in the head late last night and sever al white persons were injured as result of clashes between members o the negro troops and citizens of thl DUMONT NEWS Otto Othoff home south orn Wednesday of town Mr and Mrs Mcacham and Mlsa Guraes were Alason City callers Frt day Mrs Pribbenow and daughter Myrtle and Pearl spent Friday afternoon at Mr Frosts The Portland Ijadies Aid met Wed nesday afternoon at the hall A busi ness meeting and election of officers vas held Electing Mrs J B AVhits president Mrs Chas Pippeit ylcer president and Mrs Chas Sweet sec retary inl treasurer Mr Nelson and Hazel were Mason City callers Wednesday The Julius Pribbenow family spent Sunday at the Richard Pribbenow home Jfr and Mrs George Cox were shop ping in Mason City Saturday Tho Harmony Club has been post fulted until after the warm weather Slyitie Pribbenow and WilliamWitt visited at the Julius Sieveraon home fclunciay Mr and Mrs Vernie Cutler attended tile hand concert at Nora Springs hursdrty Mr and Mrs W E Atldnson from City spent Sunday night at Jay rosts Charlie White is helping Jay Frost hrough harvest time Delaware A venue Bridge Contract Comes Up Today At its meeting this afternoon the ity council is receiving bids for the onstruction according to plans and pecifications prepared by the city ngineer and the Iowa Highway com of the Delaware avenue ridge over Williow Creek This bridge will link the north and outh side business districts especial y the wholesale districts and will elieve the Federal avenue and ennsylvania avenue bridge of much f their heaviest traffic This will be the sixth bridge across Willow reek within the city limits others being in East Park on East State treet at Pennsylvania avenue at ackson avenue and on Fourth street outhwest contract was awarded to Henkel Brown local bridge build ers at Ralph Irma Vera Springer of rlampton and Mr and Mrs Bert Ellis of Iowa Falls visited their aunt Mrs Mulkins Sunday and attended he M E Church In Dumont A ten uound boy arrived at the J A McAdams home Sunday morning and the mother and son are doing nicely A nurse from Hampton is with the family Misses Erma Leese and Edith Mee han went to Cedar Falls Friday to visit the girls there and returned on Monday night Miss Carrie Watson of Cedar Falls came to Dumont Monday evening to visit among friends and relatives for several days from here she will go to Mason City to visit friends Eugene Mulkins left Tuesday foi Mason City for an examination into the regular army Mrs Mabel Leese Pfaltzgraff o Belmond came Friday to spend sev eral days in the parental home Mr and Mrs Leese Quite a number of the Dumon boys were drawn at the last week army lottery Apiong them are Car Boeckemere Harry Banks T H Wagoner Ben DeVpre John Borne man Eugene Mulkins Allie Pfaltz graft Allle Wendt Art Wenclt A51I Faber Henry Brown Joe Titus S G Barlow and SMaler A miscellaneous shower was hel at the Tom Lesse home Thursday in honor of Miss Elsie Ileernn who i soon to wed a young man ofHamp ton The fire bell rang last Thursda for the first time for nearly a year when it was reported that the ban of Mr and Mrs Frank KnollsNvaa o fire The fire boys wore soon in ac tion and had streams of water play on rooC and on tho inside NEW BORN BAI1E HAS SMALLPOX Denison July 27 Thomas Maltey and wife of this city are parents of win boys making nine boys in the family One of the twins soon after jirth wag found to have what the doc ors announced as smallpox and the family has been quarantined It is eft to medical science to tell how the babe became thus affected TOO nor TO Victor July James Stewart committed suicide Thursday by hang ing He was an employe of the Raffens merger furniture store and Mr Raf ensberger found the body hanging in the elevator shaft a short time aft er the store was opened Life had been extinct for some time Mr Stewart had left his rooming tiouse at 5 oclock and itis believed his mind was affected by the intense heat he having been very morose the past day or two He was an unmar ried man of about 40 and was for merly a resident of Kellogg where his widowed mother resides BOOST FOR COUNTY AGENT Commercial Secretary Waging Per sonal Coiripntgn for Proposition Manchester July ot the failure of township leaders to secure their quota of signers to the county agricultural agent proposition W Phonecle secretary of the Commercial club la driving into the country to explain the proposition to the farmers to secure the agent for this county Not many more ara needed but It will take eome person al work to complete the required nuniher ;