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Mason City Weekly Globe-Gazette, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 23 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS NO 240 Kalian War Office Claims to f Be Inflicting Much Dam jl age on the Enemy f ESTIMATE ISSUED f UPON WORK DONE Every Reason to Think that Attack in Southwest Is Progressing Well Rome Aug fighting continues today on the Isouzo front The war office an nounces further gains for the Italians on both the northern aiid southern wings The num ber ot prisoners is now nioro than TJdine Italy Aug 23 Enemy losses covering the first two days of the new Italian offensive are calcu lated at 301000 in killed woundea and prisoners The offensive of the Italians Erom Tiluiino to the Adriatic is going on despite stubborn resistance of thb Auatrians and the difficulty of thb terrain Meanwhile the British anc French forces in Belgium and on the sectors of Lens and Verdun in France have made progress against the Ger and have held nothwithstand ing violent counter all the ground they won in recent fighting The Italian offensive has resultec in the capture oE more than prisoners and thirty guns and gains ot great importance have been made all along the line Italian warships which are aiding in the attack at the head of the Gulf of Trieste have switched their guns from the balle line and showered shells on Trieste the big Austrian port which is the ob of the Italians Admit Italian Victories Admission is the Vienn war office oE victories of the Italian at several points south oE Tolmin and the capture of the town of Selo near the head of the Adriatic but 1 it asserted that the offensive espec fially at Selo cost the Italians thous ands oi men killed or wounded in ad dition to more than prisoners lesults of Offensive Begun Yesterday Now Are Begin ning to Be Known GERMAN DEFENSE WAS DETERMINED Turn of the Balance in Doubt Yesterday But It Favors the Alies Today British Front in France and Bel gium by Associated Press Aug 23 success has been reported his morning for the latest Britisli operations east and northeast ol fpres on the Belgian frcyit which esterday were surrounded by mucV uncertainty owing to the fierceness oE the resistance offered by the German Aviators Rain Bombs Upon Own Wounded in French Hospitals On the French Front by Associat d Press Aug ombs which were dropped by two ermah aviators on two hospitals ehind Verdxia killo1 tea wounded men one woman nurse and nineteen nale They wounded fortynini nurses nd inflicted further injuries on iany patients suffering from wounds ustained in battle many of whom uahed naked into nearby fields in a attempt to find shelter from the ombs whjch were being rained own Meanwhile the German aviators ifeledabout in the air for half an lour firing their machine guns at ospital orderlies who were endeav ring to extinguish the flames Thenurses had just finished ban daging 180 wounded Germans who had been brought direct from the tattle field and had gone to bed when the bombs were dropped from REST OF WILL BE height of only 300 feet Red Cross signs were prominently on the ermans knew of lad been painted roofs and the vSsiptal which r more than Many Prisoners Paris Aug number of irisoners taken by the French in he operations on the Verdun front las been increased to the war office announces Twentyfour can ion and 200 machine guns also have been taken The French last night captured a fortified position near Verdun north of Monte Marta farm Alt preparations are being made for the movement of the Second Iowa Infantry from home stations direct to Doming N except for a few hours stop to consolidate trains at Des Moines next Monday Rock Is land railway officials today received instructions which contemplate the departure of D for Camp Cody at Deming by special train at 1 p m next Monday Aug 27 Two tourist sleepers will befurnished the and two box or baggage cars for equipment Kitchen cars will be attached when the companies con solidate at Des Moines Capt Clark could not be reached this afternoon but so far as known at the armory no inarching orders have yet been received It is thought however that the Information is authentic Berlin Statement Berlin Aug the fighting yesterday around Verdun the Ger man general staffreports the French gained a footing on a German fore most trench on a small front near the VaacheraubelleBeaumont road UBoat Captains Told to Capture All U S Gunners Compann Survivor Says the German Commander Hated wrKiglrt the Held as a Prisoner Isoiizo Battle Raging Rome Aug text of an of tlcial statement says Along the whole froni the battl is raging without letup Along the whole line of battle ou troops have gained new successs and aie overcoming the diEEiculties which give to every yard oE ground won and hold the importance of a conquered fortress Masters of the air over the bat tlefield our airplanes bombarded troops and hutments In the Chiapo vand valley and along the eastern slopes oE the Hermida making the enemy suffer losses and causing con flagrations in his communication lines The number of able bodied prisoners captured Is 311 officers and more men Thirty guns neany all of medium calibre have been taken The other booty Is large and Is Increasing in quantity On the Trentlno and Carnia fronts the enemy yesterday again attempted small attacks which everywhere were repulsed In the Ledro valley a bit after dl lively of the enemy V who was put to flight He left pris oners and material In our tor attack resulted struggle in failure I Cedar Rapids Girl Is Shot Down from Ambush Man Escapes Cedar Raplda Aug 23 Miss Esther Trine while on her way to the county fair at Marion last niglu accompanied by Miss Marion Roth was shot Eour times by an unidenti fied man who had concealed himself m some bushes by Uie roadside One of the wounds may prove se rious Jealousy is said to have In spaed the attack The girl had been warned by frieSds of the probable laager An Atlantic Port Aug tynine oE the crew and eight oC the Standaid Oil tank steamship Caiupana sunk August 6 by a Gor man suomarlne which took prisohcr her captain and four gunners reach ed here today on a French steamer is the story told by J H Bruce third mate of the Campana who with other members of the Campanas crew and eight gunners arrived here today on the French ship The battle began at 5 a m and was waged Eor four hours at a range of between and yards The Uboat fired 400 shots only two of which hit the mark The Cam pana nevertheless was outranged by he two guns one 4inch the other 2inch with which the submarine waa armed The Uboat also was fully as speedy as the American vessel AEter the Campana hoisted the in ternational signal of surrender her ast shell gone the submarine never theless continued to fire Bruce said and all hands took to the boats Tnlces Captain in Iliver The commander first ap proached the boat commanded hi Bruce which had aboard the Campa nas thirteen naval gunners and or dered It alongside He then went to the lifeboat occupied by Captain Al bert Oliver oE the Campauaand took him Having room enough only for six additional men aboard his craft th German skipper made only five of the gunners prisoners Bruce said Thes Included the chief gunners and twc petty officers One of the gunners whose name was Miller was Include because he could speak German The submarine was the U2 Bruc did not learn the commanders name The German told him he said tha he had tired a torpedo at the Cam had missed the projectll apparently passing under the steam after inspeet ital visited a camp at German prisoners are assem It contains considerably more than officers and men The correspondent was permitted to in terrogate a largeiumber oE the pris oners many of whom are boys only 18 or 19 years old They declared themselves contented at being out of the war On the way other small camps containing hundreds of prisoners About 10 oclock Sunday evening wo German aviators flew over two ospitals behind Verdun which are ined by a wooden bridge over a oad separating the buildings Four icendiary bombs which were drop ed Bet fire to three wooden wards rowded with wounded Germans ICill Nurses As the personnel were making an Efort to save the survivors who had ot been killed by the projectiles or Eire the German airmen return d and from a low altitude turned leir machine guns on the men and uraes who were cutting the bridge o prevent the fire from spreading and wounding twenty Cross workers on the uilding could be plainly seen In the ght made by the blazing fire but 10 raiders returned Eor a third time nd dropped bombs on and fired ieir machine guns at the hospitals even wounded soldiers were killed n their beds Two Red Cross nurses n the wards were killed Two other hospitals were slmilar y bombarded making a number of ictims One camp where German risoners were collected also was ombed and many Germans injured Might Alone Doomed to Failure Admission of Germanys Foreign Office Head in Talk ship The Campana was sent to the bo torn hy bombs after her crew hac neen allowed to get the personal effects A Slimmer Will Is Filed Dubiique Aug will of Abraham Slimmer disposing of tho remajnlng approximately half million of his vast fortune has been filed for probate at St Paul Minn Relatives and personal friends are generously remembered but the bulk of the money goes to hospitals homes and charitable institutions iy the terms of the document Iowa institutions and individuals made beneficiaries are the Home for the Aged at Des Moines the Dubuque Humane society Joseph F Grawe editor of the Wav erly Independent and an old person al friend and Mrs John Clark his housekeeper annually Leon Lozer his nephew formerly of Council Bluffs and a well known foot racer was allowed but this was reduced to by a codicil Amsterdam policy ased on might alona and not on ight is doomed to failure Erom the eginning was the interesting tatement made by Dr Van Kuehl mann German Imperial foreign sec etary in his maiden speech to the eichstag main committee The new secretary according to a elegram from Berlin dwelt on the remendous responsibility in assum ng the office when the country is jeset by the mightiest of enemies rom without and grave difficulties President Welcomes Japanese Diplomats in Cordial Language Washington Aug Wilson formally welcomed Japans mission to the United States today when he received Viscount Ishil lead the mission and Ambassa dor Sato BetH were accompanied to the whito house by Secretary tan sing and the president received them n state surrounded by military and naval aides In warm and cordial terms the president welcomed Japans mission rearing a message of closer friend ship and cooperation between the Lwo nations and In appropriate lan uage Viscout tshti replied ANOTHER IS SUNK ndiana Veteran Is Head of Grand Army Boston Aug A Som rs of ICokomo was electee ommander in chieE of the Grant Vry of the Republic at the closing ession of the annual encanyimen oday Great Enters of Bread Decoran Aug to he fair here were evidently grea bread eaters During fair weel he two bakeries here made over 3 000 loaves of bread and dozen buns One bakery averaged dally 15 lozen cookies and 100 dozen friei cakes Not a loaf of bread could b bought in the city on Thursdaj night First Postoffice of City Involved in Suit by State Against A T Parker An old frame building one of the first frame buildings in Mason City owned by A T Parker located on Third street N a half block east of Federal avenue ordered torn down by the state fire marshal has Mjcohie the subject of a district court lawsuit The building which is al leged to be dilapidated and ram shackle without doors or windows tias been pronounced by State Fire Marshal Ole 0 Roe to be a danger source from the flro prevention standpoint and on March 13 1917 notice was served on Mr Parker to remove It within 60 days In the peti tion filed yesterday County Attorney Ralph Stanbery on behalf of thei State of Iowa for the use and bene fit of Cerro Cordo county demands judgment against MiParker of for every day 13 as penal ty for failure to remove it The building In question was if not the very first one of the first frame buildings erected In Mason City and housed the villages gener al store and post office Mr Parker has said that sentimental reasons principally have ben responsible for failure to wreck it It is understood that this is the Eirst of several suits of similar nature that are to be commenced to rid the business district of structures that increase the Eire hazard and which have been condemned by the state Eire marshals office The fire mar hal and the local tire department ave been working hard trying to et a lot of structures which serve o purpose removed Boston Aug 23 The Leyland liner Devonian which left an Atlan tic port on July 20 has been sunk presumably by a German submarine Officers the line today confirmed the report the vessel waa lost but said they had received no word as ot tbe crews saEety TAKKS V Allcneil to Cnrrj Amcrlcnn Ottumwa Aug 23 Special Wen ry a local Germanborn Citizen hag kept a motto Uber conspicuously posted in his ahop here Last week metnherg of a company of mill tinmen visited hia establiahmen ami marched him and his sign to the newspaper office where the offending motto was burned in the presence of crowd The owner was gtven at American flag to carry and tho pro cession marched back to the shop headed hy the hand from a carnlva which was showing here at the time OSSIBLE COAL Attorney General Orders Co Attorneys and Sheriffs toGet Busy LITTLE COAL IS BEING MOVED NOW Consumers in Some Sections Can Not Get Even Small Amounts for Use Des Moines Aug M Hav uer attorney general of Iowa has sent letters to all county attorneys asking them to cooperate with the Sheriffs in investigation of the ex istanco of separate illegal combina tions among coal operators and coal dealers in Iowa It is said that very littlo coal is moving in Iowa probably due to the uncertainty In the situation created by the government price fixing and that iu some communities consumers have been unable to obtain oven small quantities Japanese Diplomats on Way Home After Attending Secret Conference UNITED STATES HAS HAND IN THE AFFAIR High American Official Cred ited with Helping Arrange for the Meeting San Francisco Aug Saa Fiancisco Examiner today says Vis OUIHS Y Kawai and M Okuchi ot Japan passed through here last night on their way Russian Forces Retiring Before German Assaults Perograd Aug Russian orces ou tlie northern end oE the lussian front where the enemy be an an offeusive against them yea crday retired in the sector from the losition running from Raccedem and vennerth to the Shloyrin and Frauk erndorE region The official state uent of today of the Russian war office announcing the withdrawal says the German artillery conducted an intense Eire in this sector Diive Russians Hack Petrograd Aug text ot of lasi night follows Western Eront Monday In the di rection of Tukkum the Germans un lertook an offensive west of thb Tirul marshes and drove back our avalry advanced posts which retired to Anting and Kemmern Since the morning after Tuesday the Germans lave conducted attacks between the Tirul marshes and the River Aa About 8 oclock in the morning they penetrated the position oE our ad vanced detachments which retired rom between two to three versts Lo the north Insignifcant attacks in the direc tion of the seacoast near Ragged zcem and south oE Lake Babit were repulsed by our fire The enemy is directing his artillery fire against oui positions in the region leading to the easv ot the River Aa In thedirection of Dvinsk there has been animated artillery fighting In the direction oE Brody Gail cia on both sides of the Brody Krasne railroad die enemy is con ducting vigorous artillery fire against our MOON SON Greene Atifr ne firm which has taken over the Sta ger restaurant this week lack only one partner by the name of Star to make the firm name complete The firm Is composed of W G Moon and his son Clalr and the firm name la Moon Immediate attention to the ter is requested by Attorney mat Gen Havuor and any evidence of the ac tual oxistance oE any combination of dealers or operators is to be report ed at once with a view to institution oE remedial proceedings Home where to the Orient from at the suggestion o Washington D Aug a three hour conEerence with the Eed eral trade commission President Wilson took up the whole subject oE war prices and went over in detail the commissions figures on produc tion costs Most of the time was giv en to a study of the commissions re port just completed on the coat producing steel Further measures to control the coal industry came in Eor discussion and it wus learned that last nights order fixing prices for coal Eor the entire country will be followed close ly by others designed to give the government a complete control o the industry from mine to consumer Kvplalil Reports The president went to the trade commission offices at oclock and remained until fi He found Com missioners Davies and Colver there and the conference began BeEore it had gone far the commissioners call ed in Secretary Bracken and experts who have handled the cost account in ng Together they explained to the president details of reports on coal steel copper and other basis materi als and outlined the work accom plished in getting production costs on a number ot materials in which Popu Benedict and a high Unlteu States they attended a secret conference between representatives of Lhe allied entente nations previous lo the publication of the Popes re cent peace plea Viscount Okuchi according to lha examiner admitted that he and Vis count Kawai had attend the confer ences with representatives tho oilier allied nations at which tha peace proposals oE the Pope were Uned He was said to have Issued this statement When the United States declared war against our common enemy the tliought that suggested itself In the upper house of Japans parliament was the probability oE a more gen uine entente between States and ourselves Over the Top With the Italians Sulphur Exports Placed on Embarg List by Wilson Aug embar go titof oeen placed on exports oC sni phur Canada in order that the si i ply for the war needs oE the Unit ed States may not be unduly deplet oJ Canadian wood pulp mills furnish ing supplies Cor threefourths of the jiiint paper used in the United States wii bt seriously affected TIIKM ANYWAY Des Moines Aug D Ely chairman of the draft board for the southern exemption district of Iowa announced today that the ap peala to President Wilson from deci sions of the board Nyould not pre vent the men rrom being called into service subject to final decision by the president nv estimations loted For several have not boon corn days now the presi lent has given his attention almost ntirely to the work oC the federal rade commission Steel to Next Officials with whom he has con iulted are of the opinion that a dof nite price policy will be formulated n the near future Coal probably vill be finally disposed of first and steel next the United It was whllo this matter was under discussion there that a message was received iiom Rome asking that accredited deligates bo sent to confer with the other allies there To tell you the truth we did not think much of the suggestion until a request came Erom the Uaited States signed by a man who Is rever ed in Japan Viscount Kawai and my self wore then appointed to attend the All the allies were represented am unable to give the names of those who attended as it was under stood that full secrecy was to sur round the meeting I have no objection to being quot ed as saying that Japan and Eng land appeared to a peace scl ilement at the present time As to what Japan would require in tho shape of peace terms I can hardly say under the present con of the Japanese World a local Japanese vernacular paper stated that the European mission oC Ihe two noblemen was known to the Japanese colony here Instructions have been received bore hy County Attorney Stanbery aayinpr that lie has the power anil authority to tlKNte and make a probo on the retail price of coal hi this county Tho provisions of Ihe net to which Mr Stannary and tho sheriffs office has been directed by the states officers gives them the power to question coal dealers on the prices for which they buy and sell coal it Is said Tills let ter of Instruction has heen sent to every county In the state Washington Aug out standing developments In the Inter national situation yesterday were said officially indirectly to demand serious consideration of the Popes peace proposals Russia has declared to tbe United States and the entente powers that without immediate ade quate and continuing assistance she will lie unable to continue in the war Semiofficial confirmation was obtained by the state department that Germany has entered into an economic convention with Switzer land and similar relations with Hol land nnd Germany are expected at any time Little Girl Hurt in Car Accident When got thla pictureof the Italians going over the top for the Austrlans before them he had to camera where he might have been allot He escaped In this section ot the Italian front there is so much rock it is impossible to dig trenches In the ground The trenches bore were made of dried clay bricks piled on each other till they formed a redoubt sufficient to withstand anything but heavy artillery fire The men here shown Agoing over the top are charging in the face of Austrian bullets Every one takes his life In his hasd and he knows it Sioux Strike nt Standstill Sioux City Aug 23 With more than 250 members of the Team steru union out on a strike demand ing a raise of Erom 10 to 25 per cent or hauling coal and the dealers re fusing the demands which also call for a recognition of the union the Sioux City strike today is at a stand still With the statement of Vie dealers committee that the demands could not be met P M Hlrsch union bus iness agent in a signed statement agrees today to secure coal through the union and sell it to all members In limited quantities for more than per ton less than has been charg ed by the dealers Sioux City dealers have been get ting a ton for Iowa soft coal The union will sell the same coal on the track for or deliver It from to per ton to the utmost suburbs At present It is impossible to secure coal In any quantity and every available motor truck la being put Into use by tho retailers Rtl Cross Is Active McGregor Aug 23 dollars for the Red Cross was taken In at an ice cream social and band concert held in Tlnell park The Mc Gregor chapter will soil tickets thin week for an excursion Friday nlfvht on the steamer Sidney the excursion company agreeing to allow the chap ter 20 per cent of the proceeds of ali tickets sold beEore the arrival of tho boat Nora Wood the little five year old daughter of Mr and Mrs John Wood who reside In the southwest part of the city suffered a fracture oE the right leg and a number oE bodily bruises when she ran Into and was knocked down by a motor car on the Ciear Lake pavement near the Mercy hospital yesterday The automobile which was owned and driven by a man who did not leave his name and who does not live here was driving slowly and it Is said that the little girl ran from behind another car and Into this ma chine She was struck by the Eender and knocked to the ground The driver stopped the car at once nad took her to Mercy hospital whore he remained until he was tld oE the injuries and the condition oE the lit tle girl Tho right leg was broken near the ankle and the other bruises were received about the head by the girl She was reported as resting easy this morning Tt IH saltl thai tho automohllowbicli injured fiveycnrold Nora Wood yesterday was driven by Mrs Willtum Winters of AcUloy Iowa Mr Winters wan In tho car at tho time of tho accident No hlaino has heon at tached to the occupants of tho car since tho machine was moving very slowly and had no time to stop when child ran into It Mr and Airs Winters picked tho little Kirl up and carried her to the hospital TRY TO LOOK I OR VS Ford No tried to meet and pang a Clear car at Stute and Federal at 2 oclock tills afternoon The space the cvirh and tho car was too narrow and after a Uttle effort tho two were separated No damage was done ;