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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1916, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA DECEMBER 7 1916 ST FALLS OF THE TEUTONS Rumanian Capital Was Evac uated Late Yesterday by the Defenders IMPORTANT RAIL POINT LOST ALSO Germans Capture Ploetchi on Rumanian Lne of Retreat Is Gloomy Special to GlobeGazette Berlin via wireless to defeated Ruman ians are retreating along the whole front it is officially an nounced The Teutons have captured Oampino on the railroad between Kronsfcult and Ploechti Xine thousand llummiians were taved yesterday LOSS ADMITTED Special to GlobeGazette Petrograd via London Dec Bucharest the Rumanian capital han Seen evacuated by the Human iarjg says the Russian official state ment today Tho Rumanians to the south of tho capital also retired In Wallachia the Rumanians are retreating toward the east under great pressure and are holding the Teuton forces by rear guard actions Special to The Paris Dec of the fall of Bucharest was received here with sorrow and mortification although it had been regarded as inevitable since the battle of Argechu had been lost All newspapers say the event must be a lesson to the Mlies which to7spur them on to a more rapid and energetic action and and effee NO 52 Major Matsonsjg talion In vited to Gome n Town Here Yesterday GUARDSMEN SPENT TWO HOURS IN CITY Many of Them Guests at Tur key Dinner at Methodist Church Last Evening By Associated Fort Snelling Dec first of two trains bringing the Third infan try Minnesota National Guard here lor mustering out after five months service on the Mexican border arriv ed this morning The second train did not arrive until several hours lat er About one thousand men re turned At practically every stop in Minnesota cheering crowds greeted the guardsmen Mason City was the first city out side of Minnesota ID pay any atten tion to the regiment The Third bat talion by invitation the mayor of Mason City was tho guest of the Chamber of Commerce a few hours at their shop early week festivities Having abandoned have a much shorter line whksli thetr having eiiiergefl from the claws of tho Geriiiun a gotaii until ihe allies their But it is agreedwith tire fall of Plocclior that there appears no probability of sav Uie oil fields which arc consid ered the worsVf features of the situ Some consolation is derive the Sivlss dispatches reporting that notwithstanding the German I victories in Rumania the German hundred mark hill Coll to eighty lowest prince since the the Zurich Bourse Berlin Dec capi tal of Rumania has been captured it was officially announced last night Ploechti the important railroad junction town thirtysix miles north west of Bucharest also has been tak en The capture of Ploechti on the main railway line running north frorii Bucharest cuts the main rail way line of retreat for the Ruman operating in the Bucha rest region The official statement does not In dicatewhether the entry of the Teu tonicforces into1 Bucharest and Fiber chtl was simultaneous The capture of Ploechti before that of capi be far riiore serious for ob servers looked for the Ru manians not to attempt a defense of the capital at the an evacuation In time to save the defending it by of therailway route remaining to The taking of Bucharest virtually completes the conquest of the Teu tonic forces of the southern section of the Rumanian kingdom embracing territory of more than square TIMBER PROFITAIiLE Dec timber aale was helil on the W W Heaalroad farm west of towii Tuesday at which time albont ten acres of standing timber was disposed of at 10 per acre on an average The land on which this timber stands was purchased a number of years ago by him for tho small sum of per acre This makes a good profit of per acre and le still has the laud Besides thlg he has had the use of it as pasture all of these years RRALTY MEN ORGANIZE Jacksonville Dec organization of a state association of Florida real estate dealers Is ex pected to result from a twoday con ference begun In this city today Nearly 200 prominent realty men from rarioua parts of the state are in attend an ce Refreshed by two hours rest and recreation and made happiov by the hearty reception tendered them by the officials business men and citi zens generally four hundred odd of ficers nad 7iieii of Major F Watsons Battalion of the Third Minnesota la fantry homeward bound from Llano Grande where they have been dning border patrol work tor six months started on the last lap of their journey to Ft SnelUag they will be mustered out of Federal service at oclock last night A telugram from Mayor T A Pot ter sent to Major Watsoii Wednesday af taraoon H evas theViroops wore two hoursi was said by officers andme a tohave been word of welcome or kindness1 that lias reached th comman1 Hiuce it started home last wag celebrating tit opening of the season in the band concerts spelral illumination of streets and festivity generally and it ura3urfceii hat lin battalions stay here be lengthened a couple of hours but the St L railway could not A committee headed by Mayor Potter and other city and officers of the Chamber Commerce met the train and the com mand to a ieast down town and make itself at home aiul from tK2 senior captain to youngest rookie ail triad the majni accepted it The battaaon marmot down 10 Cen tral Park where the men were given a two hours leave mid fall out vas followed by a good nntiirnd charge on nearby taha ijilliard picture showsMany wlin iriid failed to get heavy innderwear before starting north weio ylui of op portunity to get mtn and purcitiae ilthingmore in kuoii ing with December weather The men wandered ot will aboiit town and Masm City citizens who ire repreaentd on th border by two of the best companies in Town bri gade saw that the boys got the kind of of welcome they wouldwant the meii from here to get while enroute homo Gharlea H McNlder president of the First Bank and tho Northwestern States Portlauil Ce ment Company whose only son is a Heutenantln a Mason City command gathered up a bunch of officers and took them to a turkey dinner being served In a down town church and several other citizens picked up boys from the Gopher state and saw that they hati some good secondary Thanksgiving dinners When the battalion was formed at and the top soaks rattled off the roll calls there was not a straggler missing Major A L Rule of this city who was a Spanish American war officer and who is now a reserve corps major gave the boys their official welcome to the north expressing the regret of the city that Its guests could not remain for the Jbig show In the evening Major Rule voiced the sentiment of all local military men when he complimented as highly as he knew how the appearance and discipline of the battalion and said the only command Mason City would ever con sider in Its class was that of the home companies Major Watson and hlg staff were guests at dinner the majors sister Mra A W Zfthm of this city Tho battalion comprised a ma chine gun company from Rochester and line companies from Hlbblng Grookston Stlllwator and Red Wins numbering all told nearly 500 offic ers and Tho regiments last service in Tex as was in ten days maneuvers Tells King He Will Attempt Task of Rebuilding the Government AFTER SUPPORT OF LEADERS OF LABOR Labor Party Expresses Regret at Resignation of Asquith as Premier Special to The GlobeGazette Doc to tho CentralNews tho I4tbov party has decided to accept tho invitation to bo represented in tho new government London Dec 7 4 David Lloyd George the new prime minister op ened negotiations with the labor party with a view of securing its support and cooperation A meeting of the party was held today it which regret was expressed at the resigna tion of Asquith as premier It was decided however to support any government pledged to vigorously prosecute war in which labor was adequately represented The opin ion was expressed that not less than three labor members should be In cluded in the cabinet Labor mem bers have been invited to meet Lloyd George at the war office to discuss the latter It having been decided that Lloyd George is to undertake the forma tion of the ministry political circles are interested chiefly in the person nel of the new cabinet and the pros pects of the new premier getting to gether u combination that will have the support of a majority of the house of commons Few if any lib eral members of Asquiths cabinet are likely to accept office under some unionist members iike Chamberlain Robert Cecil are likely to stand it is assum ed that attheconference at Buck ingham palace thenew their benevolent neutral ity making histask simpler Provincial Liberal newspapers like the Manchester Guardian and the Liverpool Post make a plea to the Liberals to give the government a fair chance as it is generally assum ed it is the embodiment of the Brit ish determination to win the war According to one estimate Lloyd George can reply on the support of virtually all the Unionist members and of seventy Liberals and hopes to obtain the backing of the Labor members who will come to a final decision at a meeting today It is also represented that Lloyd George believes he will be able to offer concessions to the Nationalists which will bring them into power As far as the cabinet is concerned the new premier has a nucleus in A Bonar Law Lord Derby Lord Cur zon Sir Frederick Smith and Sir Edward Carson while Viscount Reading Lord chief justice is like ly to join the ministry MiOET ix Lloyd George His Daughter New British Premier Work in War Sector Special to GlobeGazette Berlin to Dec front yesterday the Germans Centered the French trenches on Sill 301 capturing the summit of the height it is officially announced The Teutons entered Russian positions west of Lutsk in inn6uniemHiU on from the RussnGalician front says five Russian attacks last night to regain the capturedground were repulsed Regarding the Macedonian front the announcement says the BLilgar ians repulsed an attack Iby the British in the Struma sector Near the Oerna river positions taken on the previous day by the Serbians were also cap Clear Lake Masons IClect Officeiw for the Coming Year Clear Lake Dec first regular Masonic meeting to be held in the newTemple here took place last nfghtvwhen Varity Lodge No 250 A F and A M met for the an nual electionof Keokuk Grand Jury Heturns Scores of Liquor Indictments Special to GlobeGazette Keoknk Dec indictments were returned today by tho Lee county grand jury after a session of two weeks that charged sale of liiiuor in violation of the state law it was announced today when the grand jury reported Only fortyseven indictments were returned SAY WOMKNS Vl IN PUKU OH DOWN IX IjlOXGTH Chicago Dec cost of hos iery may make em shorter Thegap twixt hem and shoetop is threatened by the verdict yesterday of members ofthe National Associa tion of Hosiery Manufacturers Stockings must come length they or the price will have to nual election of The inter uiey ol ule pnce wl JIavo to ior of thebuilding is practically com t pleted and the fixtures installed but shortase needles for which the and dedionHnn win Germany is blamed and the Increas the and dedication not bo held until after tlie holiday season Below are officers of the BluoLodge elected last night Wor shipful master Ambrose Sherman Senior Warden 3 C Lundgren Ju nior Warden Geo Nuttoh Secretary B J Clausen Treasurer E H Rich Dr C B Wright was the newly elected trustee for this year Danish Steamer Reported Sunk London Dec reports tho sinking of the Danish steamer Neros tons gross and tho Span ish steamship Julia Benito by a sub marine The crews of both vessels wero landed KY Special to The GlobeGazette Des Moines eDc L Bradley former employe of the Iowa National bank hore was today sentenced to serve five years in the feedral prison at Leavonwortli Kas Bradley was convicted of embezzlement that wound UD at Brownsville where the men became acquainted with the Second Iowa and many of the mem bers had made acquaintances among the men of the Mason City companies Ing coat of their products were dis cussed by central western knitting manufacturers Well have to make womens stockings shorter or Increase the cost 60 per said Secretary C R Carter of Philadelphia Already costs have been advanced from 25 to 50 per A resolution demanding the release by Germany of shipments of needles destined for the United States was adopted Unless the needles alleged to be held by Germany are released tho resultant loss will haveto be added to production costs thtTmem bcrs agreed MASON CITV CHAJIBEtt OP COMMERCE invites every man interested in the welfare of our city and Corro Gordo county to the BIG HOUSE WARMING and GRAND OPENING Speakers Music Vauda vllle Refreshments v v American Miner Hanged by Order of Bandit Leader Special to The GlobeGazette El Paso Texas Dec Gray an American mining man at Parrnl Chihuahua was killed by Vil la bandits when they entered tho townNov r according to a telegram to the Alyarado iliniug aud Milling Company A messenger who arrived Pairal shortly after the telegram was made public said Mr Gray was hang ed by order of Villa Gray was Khot to deathin ho doorway of his homo near Parral and his body then hanged by a baud of bandits from Villas main column1 foreign refugees who reached here today from Parrnl reported The foreigners saw Edgar Koch German consul in Parral before they loft that ctiy He told them he had been ordered executed by Villa ban dits at Santa Rosalia after being robbed of worth of silver bars belonging to the mining com pany The said all tohor foreigners In the Parral district were safe except a number of Chinamen who bad been killed Oity Heyaiiied Special to GlobeGazette Washington Dec troops regained possession of Parral according to the state department advices from K Paso which say all Americans who were in the city while It was held by Villas forces arc safe Arabia Transport When Sunk Berlin Answer to Inquiry Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec in a note made public the state de partment today contends the steamer Arabia sunk in the Mediterranean on Nov i was in reality a transport ship for troops in service of the Brit ish government which ia to be con sldeerd as an auxiliary warship ac cording to international Jaw and can therefore be treated like a Germanys attitude however like that in the Marina case Is expressed to be one of readiness to make amends If shown the submarine com mander violated Germanys pledges to the United States It may be said that ho United States deos not regard tho circum stances which the German note re as showing justification for sinking the Arabia without warning or as relieving the submarine com mander from establishing tha status of the liner The presence of Chinese aboard is considered of little importance but will he investigated It may be stated authoritatively that no immediate ac ion will be taken For Offioial LociUion of International Highway Thromli State of ipecial to The GlobeGazette Baton Rouge Dec Ive hundred people attended a meet at Melville today to contest for he official route of tho Jefferson lighway Police Judge Catlett sup icrted by Mayor Stone and city of icials presented tho claims to Man ger Clarksnn The town was deco with the monogram J in ectric signs after meeting a splen lid dance party was given by o show their interest and desire for he marking of the road It has never een known that any public move ment has created such wide spread nterest In Melville At Maringoiiin and Rosedale similar action was Uk n The whole parishes an out for the road Democrats Final Campaign Account Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec report of the Democratic National commit tee on campaign receipts and expen ditures filed wUn the House today shows total receipts or total disbursements of Besides there arc ascertained liabilities claims subject to uulit be repaid The report submitted by Treasur er Wilbur W Marsh shows ho larg rst contributor was Cleveland H Dodge President Wilson contributor 00 Of contributions the amount of 7r was in sums of loss than x H C of L Probers Go After Bankers Special to The CrlcheGazette Chicago Dec officials investigating increases of food prices prepared today to continue the oxam iniition of the Chicago bankers The preliminary investigation revealing one bank lounecl cm wart house receipts will in the ef fort lo lotnrmiiic just how linich money was advanced for the purpose ofaiding the commission brokers in holding foodstuffs from the marUct Farm Loan Board Issues State ment About Business Now Pending IS ASKED BY THEM This Is Seventeen Times the Amount Available When T5anka Are Organized Special to Iho GlobeGazette Washington Dec of the Farm Loan hoard announced to day that more than fifty thousand farmers have applied for mortgage loans aggregating to approximately or more than seventeen times the amount available for loans nfler the organization of farm loan banks Most requests come from the south and west Reports for appli cation blanks contemplating requests for loans to farmers have come from Iowa alone USUA L C 1 Doc coin cidence of dates is found in the fam ily of Mr and Mrs lohn H Lewis of this place who tomorrow will celebrate their birthday anniversary each reaching the ae of fiftyeight years The ouple have had thir teen children one of whom Mrs William Greene was born on her par ents birthday anniversary and hoy have thirteen grandchildren one of whom is Constance of Melrose whose birthday falls on the same day Dakota Farmers Go in Special Trains Special to The GlohcGaxoUo Chicago hundred North Dakota farmers said to repre sent land wealth estimated at arrived here today to attend the International livestock exposition being held in the amphitheatre at the stock yards The delegates arrived in two special trains under the direc tion of Louis W Mill president of the Groat Northern railroad Suffraffists in Iowa to Battle High Food Cost Special to DOS lloiuos Oct first organised effort here to reduce the price of food name today when a committee or the Political Equality cliib the suffrasf organization met to formulate plans Ior a boycott on butter and eggs with its purpose to lorce a reduction in pricos Mein I hers of theClub it was asserted will make a house to house canvass to interest women in the campaign IJHOKKR IXOICTKI Ossipee x Dec L Small formerly a Boston broker was indicted today for murder by the grand jury which Investigated the death of his wife Mrs Arlcue C Small who waa strangled and shot and beaten to death in her home here which burned September 28 last GHKKXH IltOCKSSION iMercliiiiits Will Chise Tlieir Stores After liivNtniiis at j p m Ivvrept on Wcdmsiiiiys and Saturdays Greene stores of Greono are planning on closing thoir at f p in after flirisiiiias ex cept Wednesday and Saturday even ings It is thought that this can bo work ed out nicely here as well as in other places and it will glvo the merchant and his clerk an opportunity of seek ing a little recrealicti in the evening or give him a chance to get acquaint ed with his fiimlly RichBros of Cilear Lake are in possession of tho Greene Auto com pany this week which they traded u farm for ROAD COXGRKSK Chicago Dec delegates In attendance from more than a doz en states the third annual meeting of the Northwestern Road congress waa opened here today State road commissioners of nearly all tho Northwestern states nro Included in v MONDAY EVENING DEC 11 the attendance John A Hazclwood slate highway commissioner of WIs eonaln is tho president of the con greas and occupied the chair at the Initial session held at the Hotel Slier man today HELP THOSE IN NEED In this era of plenty and the hurry and bustle of preChristmas activities there is a tendency to con sider as remote existance of the less fortunate From our trend of every day routine we seldom venture into the byways where want and hunger stalk during the season of wintry blasts when the body needs be clothed warmly and fed sufficiently to with stand the rigors of the elements Then too fuel must be had and in the wake of high prices of necessities the funds laid by for the rainy day have been in many cases exhausted If you will fill out the coupon herewith and mali same with to The GlobeGazette it will be turned over to the Associated Charities for the pur pose of supplying some needy family with a Christ mas basket of provisions Herewith is with which to procure a basket of provisions for a deserving family un I der the supervision of the Associated Charities j Sign Your ;