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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1914, Mason City, Iowa TIME sell stoves and odd piaces of furniture Many are watching the want ails daily to buy what you have to offer THE WEATHER Cloudy tonight niul Tuesday probivbly shoxvejT east portion cooler Tuesday and west lor tlon tonight BY WIRE EACH DAY GF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE WOBLR TODAYS NEWS NOT YEBTSJEDAY3 VOL xxii MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 1914 No 41 POKEIGNBRS IMvANXKn TO BLOW UP NAVAL STATION AT VICTORIA STATION SUBURBS OF THE AUSTRIAN CITY NOW IN FLAMES SAYS ITALIAN REPORT TAKING FORTRESSES IS ONE OF MAIN OBJECTS Its Fail With Capture of Prze msy Would Give Russia the Upper Hand North of the Car pathians GERMANS REMAIN ON THE DEFENSIVE IN BEL GIUM SAY THE FRENCH ARTILLERY FIRE HAS BECOME MORE FEERLE Several Attacks by Teutons in Artfonne District Are Repuls ed Allies Claiming Some Gains WIRELESS OPERATORS SAY A DOZEN ARE ALONG EASTERN COAST NOW WIRELESS CROWDING OTHER SHIPS OUT Operators on War Craft With High Power Waves Inter rupt Commercial Business Greatly VOLUNTEERS DRILLING AT 1HG CAMP Approaches to British Columbia Ports Jliued 1or Fear of Possible Huid by Geiinun Cruisers Special to The GlobeGazette Petrograd Nov the basis of reports received in Pet rogrud front Hungary it is stat ed here that the AustroHungar ian casualties to date amount to hundred thousand men and nineteen thousand officers Special to The GlobeGazette London Nov forces it is reported unofficially have at ii iast reached Cracow the Austrian fortressih Northwestern Galioia near he boundaries of Russia and Ger jiany An Italian correspondent at the front says Cracow Is being bom barded tiy heavy Russian guns and that soine of the suburbs are In flames Tho capture of this fortress Lias been one of the main objectives of Russias campaign against Austria on the theory that its fall together with Przemysl now under iiege would mean Russian ascend ancy in that part of Austria which lies to thenorth of the Carpathian mountains Other than this report there was little Information this morning con jerning the situation in the east The main question in the opinion of Lou Son experts is whether the German vrmy which struck at the Russian oenter will ho able to extricate itself and fall back to the border without disaster The Russian army operating from Ljodx is striking a heavy blow at the aiain German torco but it is prob ible that some time must eiapse be fore this phase the campaign iu east is brought to a close Opinions differ sharply aa to the Intentions of Germany concerning op arations in the west It is reported hat Germany is to embark on a new Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Nov tor eign office today Issued a Yel low Book in which it places the responsibility on Austria for the primal cause of the war jffensive movement are about to assume that the the allies offensive diat the German lines have weakened perceptibly and that a now German army is being rushed Into Flauaers In view of these conflicting state ments It Is impossible to discern the probabilities of the near future The fighting at present is appar ently confined In the Argonne region Russias campaign against Turkey hns likewise reached a period of inac tivity The latest report from Rus sian army of Caucasus is to the ef fect that no movements of Import ance are under way Special to The GlobeGazette New York Nov 30 At least Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Nov French otti cial communication issued at Paris this afternoon follows In Belgium the enemy is remain ing on the defensive The artillery fire has been feeble and we have made progress at certain points In the vicinity of Fay we hold securely the positions we occupied Nov 28 In the region of Soissons there has been an intermittent artillery fire direct ed against the town In the Argonne several attacks on the town of Dagatelle were repuls ed by our troops There has been a heavy fog on the heights of the In the Woevre district the enemy bombarded the forest of Apremerit but without results There is nothing to report in the German Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin Nov following of ficial statement was issued at mili tary headquarters here There is nothing of importance to report from the western theatre of war On the Bast Prussian frontier an attempt by strong Russian forces to make a surprise attack on the German fortifications east oC Dartoll men failed with heavy losses to the enemy from whom we captured a few officers and six hundred men South of the Vistula river the counter attacks which we mentioned yesterday led to satisfactory results Eighteen cannon and more than for tyfive hundred prisoners fell into our hands Nothing of note has oc curred in Southern twelve British warships are patroll ling the Atlantic between New York and the Panama Janal sweeping the seas with their wireless thus crowd Ing ordinary commercial radios from the air and keeping close check on all forms of shipping according to wireless operators on the steamship Ancon that just arrived from Cristo bal The wireless activity of these war vessels the operators said Is causing great inconvenience to com mercial work of American vessels as the high powered waves of the men of war are heard continually In utter disregard commercial business These warships the Aiicphs op erators said pay no attention to the rules governing wireless operations With their high power apparatus they cut into the middle oE a message aud absolutely disregard all requests to keep out We have no means of Identifying the ships as they use code exclusively code that appears to be made up of a combination numbers However we have count Special to The GlobeGazette Seattle Nov just leak ed past the military censors of the excitement In Victoria caused by a patrol firing on a row boat contain ing four men in Esquimau dress The boat was sunk and the men who were foreigners disarmed and ar rested It is rumored the men plan ned to dynamite the naval station at Victoria Broughton channel just north of Van Couver Is now closed and mined and commanded by shore guns he lights are extinguished and the approaches to Victoria are mined also At a large camp near Victoria volunteers have been drilling for sev eral months Reports that the banks of the Victoria have sent their treas ure to the mainland and that largo numbers of inhabitants had fled in fear of attack by German cruisers are declared by Victorians to be fab rications Reports of naval engage ments in the North Pacific persist They are pure inventions according1 to the British naval authorities The Allies patrol of the coast continues with powerlul Japanese Cruiser Idzunio off California and the large British Cruiser Newcastle moving along the Oregon and Washington coast and the Canadian Cruise Rainbow guarding British Columbia MRS PETER WELSCII IS FA TALLY BURNED WHEN CLOTHING CAUGHT FIRE HUSBAND SERIOUSLY BURNED AIDING STAMPS HERE HEVENDE LAWS RANKS ANfl POST OFFICE HAVE NOT YKT KECKIVKD SUPPIiV OF STICK13KS PIUST ORDERS SENT IN HAD TO Ills MADE e d J3V ely a call si gnal s Cause of Fire is Something of a Thought the Lamp Exploded But Now it Seems Otherwise HIiuiy friends gathered at St Josephs church at this morning to pay their lust trib ute to Mrs Peter Welsch Rev Father Muiloy conducted the ser vice Sir Wolsch who is yet iu the Park was unable to ntteiid the service bin is report ed to bo recovering from Ilia He spent n easy night and the burns about his arms and shoulders which have been found to ho not is deep as at first supposed sire healing rap idly indicating approximately the number ill this portion of the Succumbs Follouing Operation Per formed About Three Weeks Tuesday Morning Saturday evening at oclock at the Story hospital occurred the death of Michael OHare of 135 Lex street About thlee weoks ago Mr OHare underwent an oper ation and life has been slowly slip He bfes for the past twenty years and formed many ping away since that time made his home in this city friendships Obituary South American Cities Koport Activ ity of German Merchantmen Loading With Supplies Special to The GlobeGazette Montevideo Uraguay Nov Recent reports that the German fleet Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago Nov opening his statement to the arbitration board Warren S Stone grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers representing approximately fiftyfive thousand employes on ninetyeight western railroads re viewed the conferences and meetings which preceded the present arbitra tion of wage and service differences between the railroads and their em ployes Stone laid great stress ou the hardships suffered by the men their long hours service and the Michael OHare was born in Qaslle Dlany Ireland April 15 1S4G and though lie had reached the age of sixty eight had possessed gaoa health until within the past year In 1847 he was married to Miss Mary Quinn They were married in their home city o Castle Blany Two years after their marriage they came to this country and have resided in America since that time His wife and one daughter survive him The daughter Is Miss Mary Jane OHare Funeral Tomorrow The funeral services will be held at the Randalls parlors Tuesday morning at oclock Jlev Coo ley of the Presbyterian church will conduct the services and burial will be at Elmwood cemetery Hotel Run by Jacob Blacker Raided by Sharifrs Force ami Over a Bar rel of lleer IsTPakon Fitzgerald and his deputies made a trip to Meservey Saturday night to raid an alleged bootlegging Joint Jacob Blockor hotel keeper there is the alleged bootlegger anil was placed under bonds to ap pear in justice court for preliminary hearing The county officers have been forced to visit the place be fore on a like mission and are there for familialwith the place Blocker paid a fine in district court a few months ago A barrel beer aud some stray bottles of liquor were taken as a re sult of the raid They were brought back Lo Mason City Saturday nighc aud lauded in the court house for safe keeping until the hearing Sher iff Fitzgerald and Deputy Marsh went to Ihe back door of the bouse and Deputy Knapp guarded the front door wliile the sheriff made tbo raid Some one In the house attempted to run the guard through thefront door and immediately sat down in the nearest chair as a result Mrs Blocker said after the raid she thought the house was being held up instead of raided and took Knapp for a stick up is now in the south Atlantic appear to hazards which they encounter nnd Ti the weight of responsibility thrown on the men at the throttle and the have been confirmed here today It is also rumored that a powerful British fleet Is nearby Interruption of Brit ish shipping and outfitting of German merchant ships with auppliou is ac cepted here as confirmatory of the re ports of the approach oE a German fleet which is now believed to be off the mouth of the river Plata The German steamer Patagonia is being loaded here with provisions the Sierra Cordoba with coal and the Mera with coal and water sailings of British steamers from Montevideo and also from the Brazilian port of Santos have been suspended Other naval activities are noted Fleet Thought Near Special to TheGloueGazette Buenos Aires Nov patches received here from Montevi deo insist them isi reason to be lieve that the Gorman squadron which has been operating in the Pacific ocean is at present in the south At lantic Neither the French nor Brit ish legation here has any Information to confirm these reports but never theless private dispatches give them credence It Is related amongother things that several German Bteum ers are preparing to leave Monte video to provision the German war firemen at the stokehole He said there was no attempt on the part of employes to distort the facts but that truthful witnesses would show that the employes are clearly entitled to better service conditions and higher wages Read the Ads and Shop 21 Shopping 1st mas Buy Made In U S Mer Tivo Places of Business Robbed Hnncoclc County Seat Liwst Officers Have Suspicions Special to Tho GlobeGazette Garner Nov time be tween 12 and 1 oclock this morning burglars entered the Schneider grocery store and the Friable cafe getting a rew dollars out of the cash registers in each place En trance In each Instance was gained through rear windows At the cafe the burglar piled up boxes until he could reach a window opening on a balcony Inside the store through which he entered At the grocery Standard Oil Millionaire Asks Per Missioii to Change Plea ami Attacks Validity oi True Hills Special to Tho OIolicGrxzctte New York Nov 30 William Rockefeller tho Standard oil million aire has sought permission of the federal court to change his plea to the indictment charging him and twenty other former directors of the New Haven railroad company with violation oE the antl trust criminal law Rockefeller filed his plea In abate ment last Monday He is joined In his application for such permission by Robert W Taft Charles Brookor William Skinner and James 1C El ton These defendants also filed pleas In abatement with Rockefeller last Monday In their application to Judge Sessions the defendants did not Indicate the nature of plea they had In mind but simply asserted their desire to fllo a substitute plea Under the ploa In abatement Rockefeller and others sought to have the indictments dismissed on tho ground they were defective Tho alleged defect in the true bills con sisted of the fact that one of the court officials connected with the drafting of tho indictments Is a resl window placen store a ground floor smashed Proprietors of both strong suspicions as to who the guilty party ia local talent being sus pected Sheriff liaumRartner Is working on tho matter and an arrest is expected today Henry GrieCnor who lives across the alley from the buildings robbed heard tho noise oi breaking tho win dows and got up to Inveatigatn but It was so dark he could see nothing This positively fixes the time at which the robberies muflt hwre eeour was dent New Jersey Instead of New York have Neighborhood Row Mrs W J Smith filed charges of assault and battery against A Lloyd In police court this afternoon and tho mayor listened to their troubles for sonio time An effort was made settle tho difficulty which appeared to be a neighbor hood row without trial hut this was unsuccessful and the hearing was set tor 0 oclock tomorrow morning iLIoyd then filed counter charges Rushiug down stairs with her clothes ablaze and falling headlong on the kitchen floor Mrs Peter Welsch was burned to death at her home at 728 Cottage avenue about oclock Saturday evening Her husband who rushed Lo save her life had his arms badly burned and his hair and mustache slightly burned in his efforts to save the woman The fire department was called and arrived at the house in time to put but the tire before it did any dam age to the property wltlv the excep tion of burningpne bed Neighbors soon house and before the arrival the department worked to put out the fire that was taking the life of the blazing human form lying on the kitchen floor There was no water available at the house next door and a bucket brigade was organized to bring water from across the road As soon as the tire was out the coroner was called and a doctor sent to care Cor Mr Welsch s burns The body of Mrs Welsch was removed to Cobbs morgue and Mr Welsch was taken to the Park hospital where al though he is badly burned It is be lieved he will recover without per manent injury Kiro a Mystery The cause of the Ciro Is unknown It was given Saturday night as a lamp exploding but this can not be varitied and no pieces oC any explod ed lamp are to be found It is proh able airs Welschs clothing caught fire in some way when she lighted the lamp and she set fire to the bed in an effort to extinguish the The entire fire and tho womans death happened so quickly It was not possible to inquire as to the cause until some time afterward when little groups of neighbor women stood around the yard of tho illIated house and alternately wept and discussed the tragedy Men who responded to Welsch s call for help alno could givu little information as to the rea cause of the horror Firemen who searched the bed room Immediately after the fire could tind no traces of the lamp which was supposed to have exploded but did a lamp burn ing on the dresser Thechimnoy of the lamp was smoked and It is pos sible the fire started In Mrs Welschs hair XVelschs Story Mr Welscii at the hospital Sunday said he wns sitting In the front room of the liouso reading when the acci dent occurred Taking a lamp hlb wife told him she was going upstairn I to make the bed He continued to read and these wore the last words ever spoken to him or any one else by the dead woman The next thing Welsch heard waf a scream Ho rushed to the Coot o the stairs and a mass of flame came falling from the hall above landing at his He recognized the flam Ing form as his wife and tried to ah her Fights Husband Away Either through he too woul be burned to death In trying to save her or on account of the frenzy cans ed by the flames leaping about her body Airs Wolsch fought her bus band away when he attempted to pu out the fire Ho made two unsuc eessfui attempts to put his arms around her and smother out th flamo but each time aho struggle away from his grasp which wa weakened by tbo horrible scorching given his arms as he clasped th burning form Tho second time she broke away fell to the flooraguinnt the outside o Government Said It Could Not Sup ply More Tlum About Ihioo fourtlis of Stumps Ordered Though the new revenue stamp law operation ot which is to raise funds to cover national treasury de ficits goes in effect tomorrow At noon today no stamps had been re ceived here either by the banks all of which had sent in orders or the post office which is also to handle them it Is said The banks ordered stamps some time ago and all were advised that they must their orders by about onefourth as not enough had been printed This was done but the stamps did not arrive Banks will take the chance i commercial paper It Is said of handling It nnd affixing stamps later if a supply does not larrive be fore tomorrow morning and other lines of business will probably do the same Shippers Must Buy Stamps A phase of the new law which oes into effect tomorrow providing or internal revenue stamps on cer aiii papers which is not generally nown to the public Is that patrons lipping goods must provide them elves with stamps It has been upposed by many that although would have to pay for the tamps to bo attached to each ra fell tothe floor at the outside o the kltnhen Here her Imuband sup posed she had fainUul and rushed t bar extinguishing tbo flames 11 then started outdoors to call help bu as ho opened the door a new flame probably kindled by the wind blowing in burst out He extinguished tha JLCautiuued pji Pago slpt for shipments goods the amps would be furnished by the ompauy shipping the goods This is a mistake The law pro ided the shipper must furnish him el with Internal revenue stamps vhich are to be affixed to the reoelp nd canceled by tho shipper himself law provides ia penalty of ud imprisonment until the flue iaid for violation of the law SHERIFF WAKES SEVERAL MERCHANTS WHO DID NOT HEED NOTICE SHUT UP EVIDENCE OBTAINED IN THREE INSTANCES Gang of Carpenters Donating Work to Friend Compelled to Desist by the Police Yester Washlngton Nov 30 Ther vlll be two classes stamps tor the ayment the stamp taxes whicl o into effect Tuesday One clas vill be for use on proprietary arti les and wines the other for docu uouts The propietary stamp anga from 18 cent to 20 cents anc he documentary stamps from ent to The adhesive stamp taxes are thi Hies which iu most cases will ial directly on tho average citizen Fol owing is the official schedule of the tump tax which goes Into effect to lay Bonds debentures certificates ndebtednoss by nny association ompnny or corporation new Isaues 100 par value 2 cents each Sales or agreements to sell stock par vale 2 cents each Agreement of sale of products or merchandise on exchanges each 100 1 cent Promissory notes except hank notes for circulation and renewals each 2 cents Bundles shipped by freight or irusB 1 cent Telegraph and telephone compan on each message over 15c l cent Senders oC telephone and tele jraph messages on eacli fifteen 1 cent Certificates of profits of corpor ations etc and tranfers thcrof Cace vnliio each 2 cents Damage certificates 25 cents Other certificates required by aw 10 cents Brokers note or memorandum of sale 10 cents Deeds or realty transfers valued Between 100 and 50 cents Same each additional 50 Entry of goods at custom house value 25 cents Same not exceeding value 50 cents Same exceeding value Entry for withdrawal of goods from customs bonded warehouse GO The old Puritanic blue laws of lassachusetts and Connecticut will lot have anything on Mason City If the work started by Sheriff Fitzger ald yesterday is cvirrled to a finish waa statod In a notice published the sheriff in Saturday nlghta JlobeGazette the Sunday closing aw will be enforced with more regularity hereafter Three stores were closed yesterday morning by order of the sheriff as result of the The stores were those of Harry Zebker nt 2054 South Main shoe store GatelyMcintyre at 124 Bast State clothing and H oldstein at 335 South Main shoes The sheriff started out after cgm plaint was made to him early on his tour of inspection and during the course of Sunday morning found tire above named stores opened for busi ness Ho closed the stores and told the proprietors to appear In justice court this morning to answer to the charge of keeping open for business on Sunday It ig understood the complaint came originally from clerks at other stores than the ones closed who were on Sunday These stores closed but demanded inreturn tho others be forced to not do busi ness Tiie complaint was first made to the police Mit was turned over to tho sheriff on advice of the city so licitor It ia stated Carpenters Stopped Rvcn a party of six carpenters who were donating a days work to their fellow joiner James Farrer wore compelled to desist from their work upon that mans house on tho south side yesterday They had without pay come over to help their friend get his house fully enclosed before the beginning bad weather bill that made no difference to some ne who complained and a Cormid blo dolail of three policemen visit d Lho place and forced suspension f work Insurance ot property new or re newed policies each dolkir 1 cent Policies ot insurance or bond of nature of indemnity for loss each dollar 1 cent Pflssengor tickets by sea to for eign port costing less than ten dol lars Same not exceeding Same exceeding Perfumeries cosmetics vase line hair dyes tooth washes grad ed In values of five cents up to 15 cents each 5 cents 1 8 cent Same valued from 15 to 23 cents r8th cent Same additional 2ii cents retail 5Sth cent Chewing valued loss than a unit 410th tent Same each additional 1Oth cent Voting powers or proxies 10 conta Power to convey real estate pro tests 25 cents Palace or parlor car seat or berth loljvinn Keliel Association Issues Re port Shewing About What Has licou Itcceivcd Thus Far Tho Belgian Relief Association or Iowa reports that indications to a fund over corn nnd cash for the work the as sociation is doing toward Belgian re ief An effort Is being made to keep the money collected not only within the state but even within the counties In whioh It is collected The association takes the position the Belgians need food and not money herofore the money collected will o used to buy corn It la estimated about was taken in at tho statewldo tag day hold last Wed nesday Owing to tho magnitude tho work It has been deemed neces sary by llio association to extend the time of receiving donations until De cember 15 At a meotinpr of the city commis sioners held this afternoon the matter of tho proposed ardlnnnco regulating gas heaters was taken up It IB proposed to amend the proposed ordinance by ncliing a section which will prohibit the Installing or gaa In any room with less thnn 400 cubic foot ot air space It Is fur ther proponed to change the ordi nance by acdlng a section providing that one small gaa heater with capac ity of not moro than forty to forty five feat of gas por hour not an In stantaneous nor automatic installa tion may bo Installed witnout vent in basements Ty parti lions whore tho full capacity of the basomont exceeds flftflvo jiimdred cubic feot of ;