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Mason City Weekly Globe-Gazette, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION Chase Out Germans and Re turn to Lines Without Losing Single Man ARTILLERY BUSY ON AISNE FRONT Signs of Coming Offensive JNoticeble Along Lines of Western Front MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST News from the Fhmders front Is scanty the most Important Item being an awiounceerrmt in British official report that Che rench have again effected u gain on their front northwest of No mention is made in either the British or French reports that the French have again affected gains elsewhere or statements of the extent ot the artillery activities which yesterday was glvingf indications ofgrowing intensity Thc front In France wns Inactive lust night except for the customary artil lery duel in the Aisne region and somewhat lively raiding opera frioiis ou the part of the French forces Recent advices from southeast ernRussia reflected the opinion that the Teuton offensive in Gallcia and Bukowina had the port of Odessa in view with the grain crops In Besse rabia the Immediate objective What ever the aim of the eTutons however the stiffening ol the Russian defen sive is at least slowing down their advance having apparently checked it altogether in some sectors The slight increase in number British vessels sunk by subs or mines last week as shown by yesterdays report is coupled with the announce ment of an Increase of the French ioseea for that period although the total is as usual notably small Four class of ICO p tons were sunk as againstTirb the preceding week and two vesesls of the smaller tonnage as compared with one Italys losses were two steamers and one small sailing vessel as against four sailing vessels in the preceding weekly period Three Traffic Accidents on Circus Day Here Caiight between an express wagon on one aide and a wagon coming east from a brick yard atthe corner of Fourth southwest and Polk about 6 oclock last evening B C Garvey superintendent of the county home had no alternative and was forced to drive hia car into the heavier wagon which was occupied by two men ac cording to the story which he told his morning Tho wagon was occupied by 0 E Bacus and Tom Deaness who were up by a service truck of the Peoples Gas aiectric company driven by George Phalen which was near and taken to the Mercy hospi tal where the wounds were dressed The men were cut and bruised about the head and body and were kept at the hospital during the txight Downtown Collision Two automobiles crashed into each other at the corner of Federal and State about oclock last evening when the drivers of the two cars failed to understand each others di rection of travel One car a Ford belonging to Schanko Company tried to go East on State while the other a Reo bearing license No 119974 tried to turn east onto State from North Federal The two cars met broad side and other than some bent and twisted equipment no dam age was done Automobile records at the police station show that the Reo is owned by Lewis Wilson of Mason City Trucks Droke Iron Cover Heavy trucks which belonged to the Baraum and Bailey circus passed over an iron manhole cover on Mary land avenue near Sixth street South East and broke through the iron lid Before the break was reported to the city officials an automobile which driven by a man who failed to give his name ran into the hole and had cut a tire to pieces After the first man wont into the place it was watched by residents until the arriv al of police and street service men Paris Aug the region of the Ridge of Clievregny and the Pantheon there was arillery activity last night says the official report given out today by the French war office North of Vajx Les Falameix on the Aisne front a French detach ment cleared a Teuton trench inflict ing loss on the Germans and return ed to their own lines unhurt More Gnlns London Aug gain of ground by French troops on the Flan ders front northwest of Bixchoot is reported in todays official statement on the FrancoBelgian front opera tions Retaliation Paris Aug French auh orltles learnedthat during the nights of July when French airplanes bom barded Treves and Essen the Ger mans forced French and English prisoners both of officers and men Interned at Karlsruhe to leave their quarters and remain in the open where they most probably would be struck in case Karlsruhe was raid ed The men were compelled o re main in these places until all danger had passed More lowans Are Given Commissions Washington D Aug lowans at the Fort Benjamin Harri son officers reserve eorpa training camp commissioned today by the war department S Grimm East Cedar Rapids first lieu tenant infantry Daniel E Fari Sioux City second lieutenant Infan try William L Aylward Des Moines second lieutenant cavalry Toseph P OHara Spirit Lake second lieuten ant Infantry Harold C Pond Keo Icuk second lieutenant field artil lery Stole Eight Tires from Wagner Motor Companys Garage Some one broke into the garage of the Wagner Motor Company last night and stole four perfectly goort Ford size Urea The thieves jjalnod entrance by cutting a pane of glass from a rear door and sliding hack a bolt according to the police Chief Gorman says the place was entered once last winter Jn much the same way and the management advised them to put a good hasp and padlock on the roar doors The authorities have stronpr sus picions regarding tho Identity ot the thieves and are makingclose in aulry In certain quarters Woman Comes Into Lambert Suicide St Louis Aug fl A verdict of suicide was returned today By the cbrouers jury that investigated the case of Jordan Wache Lambert who shot himself early Tuesday morning Nothing has been learned as to the identity of the woman who called Lambertfs apartments pn the tele phone andafsked the maid tbsetTlr lie was all right Wittiain Is Reported Much Better Clay Center Aug 9 At tending physicians today announced that former President William How ard Taft who was taken 111 here after a speaking engagement recently had passed a comfortable and restful night and was making satisfactory progress but that he would not ieave hers today to resume his speaking trip as had been expected MONTUIDAI EDITORS HOMR IS DYNAMITRD PRICE 3 CENTS REBUILD SIATE WS TOPIC Washington Officials Take Up Voluminous Report Root Commision of REPORT DETAILS NO 228 Third of trillion War Fund Already Spent by State National Guard Fuml little Touched And May Be Used lor Homo Giuird Late Reports Indicate Trouble in Ottawa County Has Been About Quelled i 3 DOUBLE MAKERS ARE DRIVEN OUT Hold for the Future of Newly Created Russ Republic Washington Aug 9 Americas work toward rehabilitating Russia was taken up by officials today who had before them the extensive re ports and advice of the mission headed by Elihu Root Details of the general report which hold but high hopes for the future of Riuseia still are kept a secret Mr Root believes that any information regarding the missions fiudings should come from President Wilson Tho white house today had not indi cated any intention to make them public Six special reports probably will be submited to different departments of the government Upon arrival in Russia each commissioners was given a special assignment to cover some particular phase of the new govern ment to advise the Russians and be of particular aid to the United States officials upon his return home The assignments were as follows Mr Root minister Charles Edward Russell work mens council the political party then socialist Byron McCormick and Charles Bertron finance James Duncan labor John R Mott and Charles R Crane religion Major General Hugh Scott army Rear Admiral James H Olennon navy Reports on labor conditions partic ularly are being eagerly awaited by government officials and labor lead ers because of great interest of working men in of the new government and conflicting un otficiafc reports on that feature ot the situation The Russian workingman cer tainly will do his Mr Duncan said He has done it already and he is entering into the spirit of the new government with a whole Local Soldiers in Ammunition Train Are Made Sargeants Four Mason Ctty boya members the Iowa Ammunition train encamped Montreal Aug summer home at Cartiersville of Lord Athel at the Pilir Groulus at rcs Moines stan publisher of the Montreal Star llavo heen mnfle firstclass was dynamited last night Lord Ath elstan was in his residence at the time but was not injured The Montreal star has been a warm advocate of conscription damaged The house was badly according to reports received here George in charge ot the narty itwent down to Des Mollies formuster Klmer C Vas sar Lewis P McFaddcn and Wesley Harding are Included In the list Their jvrada Is further described The evident attempt to take Lord I assistant truck master each Athelstans life followed receipt by the man liclns responsible for the onera publisher of numerous of a section of the trucks numerous threatenin letters posted in the United States warning him that the publication of Canadianconscription bill would re sult in his death In within ten days and of other persons In Me treat and Ottawa CONGRESS CHAUTAUQUA Washington Aug Congress may turn itself into chautauqua when it finishes work here to en lighten every section of the country on the need of prosecuting the war vigorously not only as a war for world democracy Jnit as a fight for American rights and preservation President Wilson Himself may do his bit in this same direction pos sibly by a speech on the big subject by a letter to congressional lead ers plans were nebulous it was stated today that congressional lead ers were talking of practically put ting congress on the stump by ask ingevery senator and representative to go through his district during the recess speaking on the part of the United States in the war and empha sizing that the United States is fight ing for the future not of the world but of itself Those who favor the plan point out that the country is hearing many agitators who oppose the draft and paricipation in war They think that fathers and mothers who are giving sons to the colors should hear something on the other side of the question and from official sources Washington Aug 9 The rivers and harbors bill appropriating ap proximately became a law today with signature President Wilsons Sergt Kggleston is in Mason City on fortveiffht hours leave Ho says the eciulpment for the men has ar rived and Is to be issued tomorrow Base Ball Men Leave for Home and Other Nines Members of the Mason City team of the Central Association are all leaving for different towns today some going to higher leagues while others are going home Ben Smith and McCulIough go to Des Moines tonight whore they win report for duty with the Hutchison team of the Western League tomor Heart of Lead and Zinc Min ing District Scene of Latest Labor Troubles Muskogee Aug 9 Six al leged I W W agitators are under arrest at Miami Ottawa county and several others have been driven from the raining district as a result of an attempt to dyamite freight cars ac cordirig to word gotten to the Unit ed States marshal officer here Mi ami Is in the heart of the lead and zinc district Messages from County Attorney McMaughton of Miami said the trouble with the I W was ended Westphalian Unions Appear to Support the War Party Quite Strongly ANOTHER MEETING WANTS PEACE NOW Convention Developed Into E Demonstration in Favor of Peace and Reforms Amsterdam Aug hundred delegates from the ReiuscheWest phalian Industrial unions assembled in congress at Dortmand German adopted a resolution against the j Des Moines Aug mil jUon dollar appropriation is practical ly onethird expended and is still melting Warrants have been drawn by the for more than and Adjutant General Logan esti mates that the total expenditures to rate which have been authorized or will have to be authorized from this fund will pass the mark All Iowa military expenditures with the exception of armory rental and a few other Items legally paid from the national guard fund are being taken from the war fund The expenditures so far made are for pay for guardsmen called out In state service up to July 15 when the entire guard was mustered into fed eral service and for equipment main tenance and other necessary expendi tures In connection with mobiliza tion By far the greater portion of the SSAASGOAL the past week when claims which the al followed the mobilization of guard on July 1 began to be Askotl For Aid Muskogee Aug 9 An ap peal for aid was received at the Unit ed States marshals office here this morning from the county attorney of Ottawa in the exreme north east part of the state who reported that the I W workers had dyn nmited several railroad cars and were otherwise causing trouble First Contingent of Conscript Army Called to Colors Washington nors of various states today re ceived notice from Provost Jlav shfil General Uromler Mint the first onethird of tho quota oC men drafted for service in tiie National army will be call ed to the colors Sept 1 and sent to training cantonments before Sept 5 Moro than vrill bo called into service In the first in crement bringing the countrys military forces up to men The provost mar shals instructions to governors urged that they make certain that the first quota will be reurty on time Exemption hoards were Jn stmcted to deny immuiJty to registrants in where pa rents or other relatives jf tho wife volunteer to assume her suport ills absence More than of the Towa sol diers drawn in the selective army will be called upon cantonment in Des to report at the Moines Sept 1 with more men frori Minne sota Nebraska and the Dakotas ac cording tn orders received yester day by Governor Harding and Ad jutant General Logan from Provost Marshal General Crowder Crowderj message announced that plans were formulated for a call ot onethird of the first selective army on Sept 1 and urged that conscrip tion boards be prodded along to see that their duties were completed In time to have all exemption claims de cided on that date Accordingly telegrams were Imme diately sent to all draft boards In the state asking them to expidite their work as much as possible District Ilnuril to Meet The district boards have not yet commenced consideration of the ap peals and exemption claims hut the local boards are beglnnlg to certify lists of men and the southern dis row Smith came hero from that trict board will begin a session in Des team it was located at St Jos eph Pete Brausen has left for Minne sota where he will play with an In dependent team at Ghisholm Erle wein Ktihn Powell Burwell Nolte and Lindimore will all return to their different homes and the rest of the men expect to stay around the city a few days while they look fnr a place to go Bad Hail Storms Sweep Nebraska Lincoln Aug A htJavy hail storm accompanied by high wind and rain swept central Nebraska terday afternoon and reports show to day thousands of dollars damage was In a ing loft yesterday for Waterloo strip 120 miles long and from 1 10 miles wide extending from tho vi cinity of York tn the Kansas illne thirty thousand panes of glass 1 broken are reported as damage to storea and dwellings Greene Iowa Aug 0 Prof w o I Small buildings hams and wind super mills wero destroyed roofs wrecked GOKS TO DAKOTA Bramistrintcr has intenrlent of the Qroono schnnln foran crops beaten into the ground No the past two years shinned his HOBS of life has becwi reported but household prootis to Klmball S thousands of chickens were killed and where he will enter the schools next full as superintendent llvo stock suffered from pelting by ball iMoinns some Ijils week which will probably continue until theli work is completed Tho cal lof onetblrd of the new to the colors on 1 means that about mon will arrive at the cantontnent during the early daya or the month not including an Incre ment of from to who are expected here next week The officers will be for he most part the young men granted commis sions at Forl Snelling and are to be Riven a stiff two weeks of work hero under regular army supervision pre paratory to assuming their work It is possible that an effort will be inn do by Governor Harding to exempt agricultural workers from the first peace declaration of the reichstag maiWed Prior to i only about had been expended aml reported their condemna tion ot any participation In the in teruational social democratic move ment fostered by enemies to sow dis sension in the ranks or me German Those Wimt Veaco Amsterdam Aug thous and miners attended a recent mass meeting at Emden German for the discussion of coal production food and wages The meeting developed into a dem onstration in favor of peace by agree ment to democratic reforms Thei miners declared in favor of the reich stag majority peace resolution ana demanded that the reichstag pursue their decision HI the Interests of hu manity The million dollar fund includes the appropriation of set aside for state constabulary ami secret service This cannot be used for the regular military ex penses which leaves the million onlv As about thls sum is Black Sea Port Believed to Be Objective of Offensive Now Under Way MAIN THEATRE OF BATTLE MAY MOVE Southern Russias Harvest Now On and Germans Have Eye on Supply London Aug 9 Recent reports tiiat the present German offensive iu southwest Russia ia aimed at the capture of Odessa are strengthened by a dispatch to the Times from that city saying that ihe belief is growing there that the port s Germanys main objective and that Circasala will soon become the principal the atre of operations as enemy press es toward Odessa Tho correspondent adds that the harvest is now being reached In southern Russia anO the enemy me enemy fS wm try to Before it can be removed IS SPARTAN MORIS ACTIVIT YON THE ITALIAN FRONT Rome Italy Aug official statement issued today by the Italian war department regarding operations on the Austro Italian rrouL says Yesterday patrol engagements along the whole front the enemy leaving nien on the fiold and prisoners In our Tiie artillery struggle was more brisk at some points on the middle of the Isonzo line as on the Carso In the morning our flights pe sevelng in the operation hoguii on Monday raided tue Chiapovano val ley ami by dropping numerous bombs caused new destruction and fires in tha military establishment In this lo cality A heavy defensive fire reach ed machines and bit some of them hut our gallant airmen ware able to bring them all back to their CONTROL LAW MAY PLANS FOR Chicago Aug food control bill of tue may have some ef Iowa has just about left of the million Uoservo National Gunril Fund Tho national guard fund of 000 per year Is still practically un touched and Is being held in reserve as a possible fuid for home guard slartan Oscar Webster IByearold operations If the home guar organized up to the same basis Cedar Rapids Aug a partan Oscar Webster IByearold the homei I elevator boy at the Hotel Magnus an has them all cheated As a soldier he would be superb in his determin the national guard this sum could be home cd interpretation of duty In answering a call for the top legally expended upon tho and would probably provei me adequate for demands Armory Oscar caught hia foot between al will also have to be kept up second floor and the platform of this fund and the guard arniorifisthc elevator It was severely twist would then be available for home lle succeeded in extricating guard uses himself And in spite ol the excru ArjutaiU General Logan is in favor oiating pain he remembered the call r 111 rl TI n Mi ji I f t t I A t i i of a home guard organization of this kind The state is also beginning to fect on proposed conference of gov ernors of sixteen coal producing states here set for Aug 16 it was said today So far Indications to attend have been sent only to the Council of De fense of these Governor Low den eft Springfield for Chicago in an automobile this morning and is ex pected to take up the matter at the meeting of the governors In view or the developments in Washington In many quarters it Is thought that the control bill is sufficient authority to the federal government to restore the equilibrium of coal prices pend money from the set aside for military Census This Cunrl is being found available the necessary expenses of the state council of defense including the salary of Assistant Secretary Metcalf and some of the office expenses The comfort funds of every com pany in the guard will receive per year according to an act of thc last legislature and this amount Is to be paid from thn war fund Snelling Students Will Get Diplomas Sometime Tomorrow Tomorrow is the big clay for which student officers at Ft Sueiling reserve officers training camp have been eagerly waiting Somu time during the day those who are con sidered fit to lead men in the Xation al Army will receive their commis Isiona As the camp lias been pretty well weeded of it In thought most of the men will gst tiie coveted parchments Charles Gelo of this ctty goes up Washington Aug rood bill passed through the last stages of legislative enactment at 4 oclock yesterday afternoon when It was fin ally adopted by the senate in the form previously approved by the house The vote was GO to 7 Those voting against the confer ence report were Hollis and Reed Gronna LaFollette and Penrose Immediately after the final vote on the control bill tho senate by a viva voce vote also approved the conference report on the first admin istration food bills providing for a food survey and an appropriation to stimulate production Both bills aro to become laws Friday with Presi dent Wilsons approval The delay Is caused by adjournment of the house until Friday and necessity for the signing of tho bills in open session by both houses Prompt appointment of Herbert C Hoover as food fuel fertilizer and farm equipment the control bill car ries drastic prohibition features The senate action virtually eon work of congress upon the ad ti i t iu d i LUI ill i i uiil HIH IITSC i n j call if possible In order that they iTram in may remain at home to help Knrnorthe nresitlo t puts into n IMI iminr frrni fTa n lltLIKln iiiG ITlOfi UH Hzrrt and Minneapolis ami elm He may from to take this and other wortic FO ct to matters up with thn war department At present rale of progress Iowa exemption boards will have to hustln to compleie thotr work in thno for tho mil In addition ofofrlfio for oxamlnntion next in inanvi it will bo 20 bo I thcjr nnX Convention board win DO able to ls pass upon exemption anpnals from vltatton was sent lown by The Mason fho men yet to lm examined Oily Chamber or Commerce many un powcrs and of congress the innovation of national socialistic experiment An invitation lias Jioen extended to tho nounl oCricers of the to and ran the lift to the top took on the passengers and started down without a word about his injury He fainted during the trip and was at once removed to the Mercy hla pittxl It is expected that unless poisoning sets in It will not be necessary to amputate tho in jured foot Dynamite Bomb in Ships Cargo Havana Aug dynamite homb with a fuse attached was found to day ii the hold of a Norwegian steam er which arrived hero several days ago from an American port laden with coal Two men were killed re cently while unloading a vessel at tha same dock The vessel on which the men were killed sailed from the same port tHKROKKK MAX LS MURDERED Kniffin lias died Aug S William from the result of injuries which ho received when as saulted and robbed one night las week He had been engaged In baggage aurgi lioy u Johnson of D regaining consciousness so pany Friends of these men are all nothing in regard to the identity of certain In their own minrin his assailant or the amount nf vriiicii certain In their own minds that they have made good and will be commis sioned and will be much disappointed If they are not National Guardsmen not commissioned will be returned to their organizations though it is un derstood that some of the men for whom there are no commissions will will be offerer positions as sergeants first class sergeantsmajor regimen tal supply and commisary sergeants etc Argument Over Oat Shocking Abilities Leads to Fisticuffs Prowess as farm hamls particularly In the line of shockingoats became tho nuliject of an argument between two farm hands working northwest of town which finally lead to a bet ot real money n contest at oat shocking fome artery anil a fitrht VH an upahot of it all Charles Boulln one of tho hotlors yeaterday filed an Information Tolni Burke thc stakeholder In Justice Ktmballs Uurko was hailed Into court by neiiuty Shrrlff Tom who had to walk a half mile over stubble to get him plead srullly to assault am attery and was fined and costs Justice did not find out how It that the stakeholder seemed to have tiecn the in the flRht for tho plea of left no reason for him to very deejiiy into tho matter J5ISJIOI DIICS Denver AUK High Uev Nicholas i7 year old bishop of the Catholic diocese of Denver died at a local hospital toiiay aftor an illness of little more than a week He became the second bishop of Den ver In 1S89 years wag rather eccentric and was known to considerable sums of tomorrow to attend the ceremonies here fnr His sonln1 V Percy Church is ecce student officer Other Mason City often carry serae sums men at the camp are Hanford upon his person Nider former first lieutenant of Co He was found outside his barn A Sergt Seymour Wells and Private the Emmons Campbell of Co A and Sergt Jloy B Johnson of D com on following tho assault Ho was in a dazed condition and died without regaining consciousness so or the amount of which he was robbed could be learned GET Tucson Aug the arrest of twO ring leaders among the Apache Indian strikers at thc asbes tos mines in he Sierra moun tains fears of a spread of the up rising have been allayed according to a long distance telephone message this morning from the San Carlos Indian reservation Officers are bringing the two arrested men known as Montana and Johnny Cook to Globe on a charge of disturbing the peace Rains of the last two nights and efforts of the forest rangers have checked the forest fires which were said to have been started by Apachea at the asbestos mines None of the white miners who took refuge In a mountain pass when the Indians went on strike have been Injured All Have returned to the asbestos workings Postal Clerks Do Not Get Out of Army Selection Recent orders which have been re ceivedhere by the officers in the lo cal postoftIce indicate that railroad postal clerks stand very little cnance of being exempted from military duty through their occupation According to the bulletin which was received hero only chief clerks assistants and scheme clerks of the railroad service will ne exi emptcd through their occupation No official orders have been re ccJvcd by tho local postal authorities which would Indicate the position which employes and clerksof postof ficcs are placed tindor the selection laws and regulations ;