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Mason City Weekly Globe-Gazette, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1917, Mason City, Iowa Mlw VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 30 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS Tax Bill Finally for Senate Debate La Fpllette Objects to Fixing Time Limit and Cloture May Be Enforced Not Much Strenuous Fighting Along French Front Except Artillery CHAMPAGNE ATTACKS BY GERMANS REPULSED Submarine Warfare Shows a Slight Increase of Des stroyed Ships of Allies f Military operations on the Franco Belgian front continue to be a minor nature only in contrast with the stirring activities of last vreek at Verdun and Flanders Todays official repor from Paris Shows the situation along the French line to be one of temporary deadlock With nothing more Important taking place than artillery combats trench raids and infantry operations of only local significance In this last class two German attacks last nrght in the Champagne region east of Pe ton which ths French repulsed and similar attempts of the Germans to push back French holdings In Ver dun region north of VauxLesPalam eix and penetrate lines north of CaMirleres Wood All these were completely checked as was a German thrust in the Aisne region near Chev ereux There was active artillery fighting in the Verdun region and similar spirited activity at points on the Aisne sector Although there was a slight Increase in the number of British vessels sunk last week as by last nights report from Jjondon French shipping suffered less attacks than in the proceeding week Russian Raiment Petrograd Aug large pro portion of two Russian regiments In the Kbkshani region on the Rumani an frontleft their trenches and re NO 246 Washington Aug long expected senate debate on the ot the war tax bill was finally In full swing today fol lowing the disposal of the publishers tax provisions yesterday Factions favoring even higher lev ies on war profits than the compro mise advances of the finance commit tee were preparing to support a flat rate ot at least 50 per cent When the debate opened Senator Underwood was ready to speak In favor of Sena tor Bankheads substitute providing for a tax ot 75 per cent on profits based on capitalization of 20 per cent and over Pending today was a petition for cloture signed by fiftysix senators in an effort to limit debate and haGten passage of the bill Before Senator Underwood began his address Senator Simmons failed to seoure unanimous consent a final vote next Monday Senator La Pollette objected and assailing the cloture movement and declaring he would object to any effort to close de bate till the war profits and income section were disposed of In view of Senator La Follettes at titude senate leaders behind the clo ture movement lost hope of early passing without resort to the cloture rule but Senator Simmons plans to make another attempt 19 reach an unanimous agreement and avoid forc ing the cloture motion Taxation of wealth rather than the people by conscription taxes was ad vocated by Senator Underwood Newspaper Rates Washington D Aug 30 Chairman Simmons of the finance committee today formally presented to the senate the socalled compro mise amendments to the war pro fits section of the war tax bill pro posing to increase from 000 to the levy on such profits The section of the war tax hjll im posing a 5 per cent special tax on publishers Incomes and designed to raise was stricken out of the measure late today by the senate by a viva voce vote AcceptPostage Tlaise Senator McKeilars class postage provision for a 1 cent fate within 300 miles and graduated in creases beyond was accepted 40 to 35 by the senate as a substitute for the bills cent increase clause It fice The dispersal of one of the regiments followed and meas uren have taken it is to restore the positions affected in the Uattle now in progress Aiistrinns Driven Back Rome Aug counter attacks in force were made yesterday against the nexv Italian positions on the front of Goricia the war office reports Everywhere the Austrians were driven back and at some points the Italians made further gains Only Four Out of 1 Sunk Paris Aug 30 Out of the 920 ships which entered and which cleared from French ports during the week ending August 26 three ships of more than 1600 tons and one ves sel of lessjtha by submarine i 1600 tons were sunk or mines Four ves sels were attacked unsuccessf ully by subs in the same period This County Wants to Be Officially Dry Aug kulla county adjoining this county on the south is going to hold a special local option election tomorrow al though life county has never had a saloon and has no prospects of any locating within its borders It will be the first time in the history of Florida that such an election has been held in a county in which no sa loons are located The county has never taken the trouble to vote dry because it contains no towns that are large enough to support a saloon under the Florida law It is wet until it Is voted and the citizens are determined to put It offi cially In the drv column in order to atop the ship ments that are permitted under the state bone dry law Peoples Council of America Will Meet the Louig B Lochner secretary of Peoples council of America an nounced today that arrangements had been completed for holding national peace conference of that organisation at Hudson beginning Sept 2 RED CROSS AUCTION DAY Manchester Aug Red Cross auction on the Delaware county fair grounds the last day of the fair Sept 7 promises to be a big show In itself Donations of Block are being received dally from raisers of thoroughbred animals and poultry and a complete list has not yet been made up In addition to donationsfrom the home people the committee has re ceived from outside firms scores of articles which will al be auctioned off with live stock and the prp ceeds turned the Delaware chapter of the Red is subject to final action however on Senator Weeks motion to strike outall publishers taxes The McKellar amendment pro vides that after Jan I 1918 second class postage shall be graduated by a zone system beyond the 300mile limit from 2 to 6 cents a pound An amendment by Senator Sterling add ed exempts farm and religious papers and all periodicals maintained by re ligious philanthropic agricultural labor or fraternal organizations not organized for profit whose rates re main the same as at present Under the McKellar amendment additional revenue would be received The senate without debate or ob jection struck out the house zone provision for periodical postage In crease and proceeded to the finance committees clause for a spHdnl tax on publishers incomes Newspapers Pny Own Expense Senator Shields said newspapers do not require the same service of the postoffioe department that mag azines do and that they render much of it at their own expense The newspapers really are the peoples the Tennessee sena tor continued They are papers which furnish information to 90 per cent of the people of the United States and any increase in the bur den of transportation Is an increased burden on the Magazines according to the statis tics are not read by more than 12 per cent of the people he added and those people are more able to pay an increased cost than those who read newspapers Senator Smith of Michigan took exception to the statement regarding the percentage ot magazine readers declaring he believed it wag much higher Senator Shields characterized as Indefensible amt discriminatory the proposed 5 per cent tax on pub lishers It Is the most unjust and Iniqui tous in this whole bill and I think there are several that ought to be left he added and declared that while the present second class postal rates were a subsidiary and should be readjusted It should not be with drawn all at the same time He urg ed the adoption of the McKellar amendment and opposed all others BANKKR MEMBERSHIP Secretary of the Navy Talks at Charleston S C on the War Two Killed Sixteen Injured in Wreck M St L Passenger Leaves Track South of Livermore with Two Fatalities and Sixteen Injured BREAKING GROUND FOR GOVERNMENT PLANT He Tells Big Crown that War Activities Will Proceed Without Slackening Charleston W Aug retary Daniels speaking here today at the breaking of ground for the government armor felato and projec ile plant declared that America is fighting not only for the democratic status of the world but is fighting the battle of the people of the Ger man empire Germany began this war for a single place In the sun the has eon ducted it with the idea that it must have the place in the the only place We believe that there can be no place in the sunshine for any nation on earth underneath the Fort Dodge Aug persons injured late yesterday in a wreck on the southbound M St L passenger train one mile north of Livermore Iowa Jn which a woman and her child were killed were able to continue their journey with ohe or two exceptions Mrs and her baby City Iowa were in down a thir fPS when the train Cupped after the tender and all five cars had left the Brails The The Iowa persons Injured in the wreck were Charles Fort Dodge Elvin Welliver Carroll Dave Fitzgerald Glare Hattie Repp Per ry John McDonald EfLgle Grove Irene Anderson fiayton E P Good en Council Bluffs and Mrs A J Van Wagner Rockwell City STRANG13 UOQZE TEST CASIO Council Aug Bringing suit uniler section 2423 which provides that all payments for Intoxicating liquors sold in violation of law must be refunded upon de mand JessEtv Liquor company at Council Bluffs yesterday sued the Miller Brewing company of Milwau kee for This sum was paid for Miller beer during three years before prohibi tion became effective in Iowa The action was taken as a test suit to determine if other brewers agents can recover sums paid for Honor sold in Iowa in years past Millions of Girl Lost at State Fair Found at Home Eva Bryant Safe at Home Gave Des Moines Police State Wide Search Charles Reby Worker hi Smoke Rooms Dies Dur ing the Night WAS FOUND ON FIRST FLOOR NEAR ELEVATOR Was Probably Taken Sick During the Night Vigil and Passed Away Des Moines Aug Dryant a fifteen year old girl for whom a state wide search had been Instituted by local police her disap pearance troni the state fair grounds ere Tuesday notified the authorities here that she had been at home in ladrid since Tuesday night THK SUB WARFARE London Aug admiralty nnounced last night that eighteen hipa of more than 1600 tons and Ive ships of less than that tonnage vere sunk by subs in the last week Ciumrtlcr Sunk Boston Aug Cunarder folodia 5800 tons gross was torpe oed and sunlc off the English coast ecently according to private advlcea caching this city uiiLiiAiA vjn cai UUUTI ucttiu me 11 ominous shadow of the Prussian ea dollars are Probably involved sunshine even for the people of Germany Let there be no fear that of peace or possibilities ot a cessation of the struggle will cause us to re mit one moment our activities on sea and he said Not until thes peace treaty is actually signed will we remit one single item from 3ur program of preparation citizens need have no fear wa will be lulled into disaction or be deceiv by the mirage o peace which is no peace into slacking our activi VIRGINIA G O P Chicago Aug of Isaac Walton from all parts of the United States and Canada are gath ering In Chicago for the annual In ternational bait and fly castingcom petitions jinder the auspices ot the National Association of Scientific Angling Clubs The tournament will be conducted on the lagoon atWash ington Park opening tomorrow and continuing over Labor day Silver and gold trophies worth more than will be offerer in addition to merchandise prizes for winners in nine regular events and four novelty events Events scheduled for the op ening day will Include competitions for light tackle dry fly accuracy and distance fly casting Waterloo Aug C Schultz cashier of the Commercial National hank by virtue of much hustling1 has Increased the member ship of the Iowa Bankers associa tion from 678 reported at the open ing of the convention at Des Moines in June to 904 This not entitles him to member ship in the executive council of Iowa bankers In tho national association Mr Schultz election na tho fourth member of the council waa contin gent upon raising the membership or the Iowa association to 900 PI5RRITT HAS A RIHTHDAY New York Aug D Perritt one of the galaxy of pitching stars who have helped to the New York Giants at the front in the National league race this season re ceived the congratulations of his team mates today on the occasion of his twentyfifth birthday anniversary Perritt hails from the tcrwn of Area din and started his baseball ca reer some six years ago with a semi professional team in his native bali wlck His first professional engage ment was with the Vicksburg club of the Cotton States league in 1012 Later in the same year he was ad mitted to the big ahow as a member of the St Louis team After perform ing with the Cardinals for several years he was sold to New York and is now playing the third season with the Giants Mrs Thomas J Walsh Dies at Washington Washington Aug Thomas J Walsh wife of the senator from Montana died in a hospital in Baltimore early today Mrs Walsh had been In 111 health for several months The body will be taken to her home in Helena where funeral will bo held Mrs Walsh during the last election was Vead of a womans organization working for President Wilsons reelection PLAN 57TDT COUNTY FAIR McGregor Clay1 ton County Agricultural fair will be held this year Sept 11 12 13 and 14 This Is the fiftyseventh annual fair of the Clayton County Agricult ural society and wll be held at Na tjjonal several miles distant from town and railroad on the same prai rie fair grounds where the first one was held It la the only county fair In the state as far as known that Is held off the railroad VAN ALSTINE IN CONGRESS Gilmore City Aug H S Van Alstine ot Qilmqre City may be a candidate against Congress man Woods in the primary next sum mer Cady Chase and Fred Larra bee have been talked of also Sena tor Van Alatlne made a notable rec ord in the last session of the legisla ture andhe has wide the tenth district Stalwart Soldiers Mnfoli Stand and Cheer Des Moines Aug first regiment ordered to the firing line in France passed in review before more than people at the state fair grounds yesterday afternoon in one of the most Impressive military dem onstrations ever staged in the state The Third Towa regiment perhaps more correctly to be designated as the One Hundred and Sixtyeighth United Stales infantry formed at the camp at the east end of the grounds marched through tunnel to the field There the regiment in platoon formation passed before the review ing stand where Colonel Bennett Governor Harding and a number of officers from Camp Dodge were sta tioned The review was a spectacle not easily forgotten The platoons broke into the double quick after passing the reviewing stand and reformed in squad front When the full men were on the track the entire half mile was filled with troops and It required a full fifteen minutes for the regiment to pass the grand stand March in Fine Style From the grandstand the khaki lines appeared bronzed by the sun and there was a business like grim ness in the way the platoons swept forward which boded no good for the kaiser Most of official Iowa was In the grandstand as the troops went by Senator Albert B Cummins occu pied the governors box and a ma jority of the members of the state legislature were present yesterday being state day For once the detachments of troops designated to police the grounds met with failure when they attempted to keep the crowd in Its seats As the regiment moved down the track the audience arose en masse and greeted Colonel Bennett and his men with a volume of good old American cheers The cheering sub sided as the review continued and the crowd was almost silent as the last of the Iowa boys marched out of the their way to France SEEK PAIRING ROAD AGKNTS Logan Aug M D Myers and Deputy G W Atkins have been working In cooperation with the sheriff of Crawford coun ty to apprehend the four road agents in an auto that held up and robbed road graders their monthly pay near Charter Oak They have also been investigating the alleged hold up between Missouri Valley and Council BHiffa Aside from the report that the Charter Oak road agents went south through Missouri Valley and toward Council Bluffs the officers are still In the dark or are not giving out any clues Concerning the alleged hold up between Missouri Vnlley and Council Bluffs there seems to be a conflict of Ideas According to reports from Council Bluffs officials the hold up ia a myth othera have It that not only money but watches were taken from occupants of the alx cars alleged to ha ve been held up and robbed A further post mortem exam ination this afternoon developed that Chniles Keliy who found tit the smoke rooms of the Decker tacking plant this morn ing died from a membraneous growth which hart ntlaihid tho brain Examinations this morning failed to reveal any cause for death amithis was unknown un til the brain was examined this afternoon A search thus far has failed to locate the dead mans brother in Minneapolis Aman who is said to be name Charles Reby and a tfiglit employe at the Decker packing plant was found dead at 7 oclock this morning at the foot of the elevator on the first floor when the day force entered the factory to start the days work Reby who is HtUe known her worked in the smoke rooms and kept the smoke fires which are locat ed on three floors going He was found on the first floor at the base of the elevator A report was made to county officials at once and County Coroner Long made an early Investigation were ho anyjkind on the either due to a fall which had rer suited fatally or that he had been attacked by anyone while at work The theory of an attempted assault with intent to commit robbery was exploded when the undertakers searched his clothing and found eighty dollars in cash The body was removed to the Auley undertaking parlors where a further examination failed to prove that death was due to heart disease It was thought at jioon today that death might have been caused by a stroke of apoplexy but since thin is said to be difficult to determine aft er death there may be some little trouble in learning the real cause of his death A further postmortem examina tion of the body was to be held this afternoon and it is likely that some more evidences may he secured be fore night The deceased man was about 3S years old He is thought to have a brother in Minneapolis and efforts are being made to locate him now He was a foreigner and it is said that he had a wife and children in some European country He was last seen alive at 2 oclock this morning when the night watch man at the plant visited with him There was nothing to indicate at that time that he was suffering from any ailment of any kind No disposition of the body has been planned and no arrangements for funeral services will be made until it is known whether tho brother can be located All theory of foul play is scouted and it is thought he simply became ill and died before he could summon help IHRGINIA G O P Roanoke Va Aug cans of Virginia rounded up here to day for a state convention which wll adopt a platform and name a fill state ticket to be voted for In the fall election Interest centers chiefl In the choice of a gubernatorial can didate to make the race againg Westmoreland Davis who receiver the nomination In the recent demo cratic MESSAGE PLEASES ALLIES London Aug Wll sons reply to the pope is greeted In England and France as the moat de finite and eloquent statement of the ententes cause yet made Tho enten te replies to the pope will be forth coming immediately and it is report ed will be closely in line with th American answer It Is expected th pope will at once communicate th presidents note to the German gov ernment ARMY GETS SKIZKD ROOXE Sioux City Aug dreds of gallons of alcohol unc whiskey seized In police raids in Sioux City since the state went dry will go to the medical department directing the booze to he sent to the supply depot at St Louis United States District Attorney A OConnor and County Attorney Naglestad say they will enter no protest against the liquor not being destroyed asprovided for hythe Iowa law i American Steamer Sunk London Aug American teamer Laura C Anderson was sunk y bombs from a submarine on Thursday All the members the crew were picked up and landed at in English port Tho Laura C Anderson was a four master of 9GQ tons gross She was built in 1801 at Bnth Maine and vas owned in Philadelphia Relatives Will Be Notified of Death Washington Aug any of the Third Iowa infantry soon 0 leave for France be killed in battle the war department today gave assurance that immediate no ice will be dispatched of the casu alty to the nearest relative of the soldier A special intelligence bureau has been organized in the war de artment to keep accurate data of the movements of all troops sent to Prance From each member of the Iowa infantry who form a part of the Fortysecond or Raluhow divi sion destined to be the first national uard organization to see action in France a service record is kept in the war departments special bureau From time to time this record slum what engagements the soldier participates in what injuries he rer celved what distinction falls to him In fighting for the Stars and Stripes intimate knowledge of the soldiers life is recorded his parents wife brother or sister is given us his next of kin and it is to this individual that the new department desire to IveIts service of intelligence In the case of death to a mUI brief notice giving tho date place and cause of demise will be telegraphed or cabled to the next of kin The de tails attending the death of lite snl clier will be given later by the com manding officer of the unit to wlilch the soldier was attached Ltuowise all deaths among the tronpp of the expeditionary force in France will bo published in the official bulletin as soon as notice is received in Wash ington but this will occur iftur the next of kin is first notified Under the law the commanding officer of a soldier has full jurisdic tion in the matter of disposing of any personal affects that may have been in the possession of the soldier at the time of the death When these effects are not claimed by n legal rep reesntative of the deceased within i reasonable time the proceeds of the sale are deposited in the United States treasury subject to claim later of the legal representative I5OXHOLM LAD HAS Bnone Aug case of lockjaw is reported from Boxhohn Harold Miller the fiyearold son of Mr and Mrs John Miller stopped on a rusty nail two weeks ago Llttlo was thought of the accident at the time as the lad seemed to suffer no ill effects of the accident Later in fection set in and then lockjaw Tho lad lies with jaws set and Is in a critical condition although doctors state that ho Is some better since somr of the poison was drained out of hVi system Mrs Miller the lads mother who recently passed through an operation had gone to South Dakota to recuperate and had to be summoned home Twin children In the family had also just passed thpougih operations for mastoid trouble Appeal to Users of Coal to Save Much Washington Aug appeal to coal users to endeavor to reduce consumption ns a war time measure was Issued today by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States through its committee which Is no operating with the Council of Na tional Defense Today coal is a Rlncw of the appeal and ho who unncc reduces the countrys avail able stock of coal may curtail tho na tional energy In the great industrial Japans Representatives Given Glad Hand by the U S Senate PRESIDING OFFICER LAMBASTS GERMANS And Japans Spokesman Same Thing Over Here Right Back Washington Aug 30 Japan mission headed by Viscount Ishft was received today by the senate al a ceremony in which Senator Sauls bury president pro tempers welcom ed the visitors in the absence of Vice President Marshall and Vis count Ishii made an address bearing a message of friendship and good will between the nations In presenting Viscount Ishii to the senate Senator Saulsbtiry oE Dela ware declared the occai ion symbol izer complete international frater nity which common consciousness of international honor has brought Referring to the German propa ganda Senator Saulsbury said an evil attempt had been made to breed dis trust and hatred among friende ol the United States he continued joins ouj great young nation in pledging a new continuance of our old frlendi ship which the trouble makers of tho earth have tried so hard to inter rupt Let us never permit hereafter that evil tongues or wicked propa landa shall cause even the simplest niiuled among our people to forget he ancient friendships of our nation mutual fespeut ind regard in which we hold each Jnjiaiis Reply Viscount Ishii addressing the sen te said No words at my command live adequate expression to the pro omul appreciation I have of this taiior you confer upon us I grasp his occasion to say to you that tha vhole people of Japan joyfully wei ome and profoundly appreciate tha entrance of this mighty nation of ours into the struggle against tha nsane dospollers of our civilization We of Japan took up arms igainst Germany because a solemn reaty ivas not to us a scrap of pa We did not enter into this war because wo had any seJflali in terests to promote or any ill conceiv ed ambition to gratify Whatever the critic has inform d or the higher slanderer may say igalnst us in forming our judgment of Japan we ask you only to use splendid abilities that guide heir great nation In this tremend ous work as wo move together shoul ler to shoulder to a certain victory America and Japan must have many hlngs in which the one can help he other Thai Is tho reason I havo jeen snnt and is reason you lave received me here CHILD SMOTHERS IN Cedar Rapids Aug Maurice Swesh fi years old was suf focated to death In a huge sand pile at tho plant of the Kings Crown Plaster Company here After laboring for nearly an hour workmen found the body of the child under twelve feet of sand New York Gives Boys in Khaki Big Sendoff New York Aug 30 Father Knickerbocker today gave a rousing sendoff to hla own soldier boys and their cousins from upStale who are going across the seas ero long o battle in the great war for democra cy and freedom The occasion for the demonstration was tho farewell parade to New York State mllltla organizations preparatory to their departure for the training camps Before the eyes of hundreds of thousands of spectators the khaki clad soldiers marched through the streets in one of the greatestparades In tho history of the metropolis It was an impressive demonstration and one that thrilled Now Yorkers with patriotism In all their history Fifth Avenue and Broadway never held more closely massed crowds Tho throngs packed the spacious thor oughfares from building line to building lino They stretched back a block in either direction on the In tercepting Htreets Every window along the route was filled with faces every available spot to which a sight seer might attach himself was occu pied doorways window ledges and housetops Russian City of Kazan on Fire Today Potrograil Aug per sons wore injured in a fire which broke out in tho city of Kazan on the Ifoznonka river 30 miles cast of Moscow on Monday Tlw flames spread rapidly ami caused much des truction Martial law has been pro claimed ;