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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1916, Mason City, Iowa er bi upo boiis thi Quai se a pro neci ill Iv VOL XXIV thi igu Ubl mc boi lib ren 3 rei 3D Sip yo t UJ fr MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 21 1916 but ato rel or sin trr fa lei ml 8 is lat 0 i ec it 1 re h to ID 3I IP Oi President Surprises Diplomats by Latest Note to Warring Nations on Peace NOTE WAS SENT TO EUROPE ON TUESDAY Publication Today Is Frst No tice That World Has Had Wilson Took Action Special to The GlobeGazettd Washington Iec 31 Socio 1 tary Tensing today imOiorizod the following statement Tho reasons for sending the uote It isnt our imiterlul Inter est that hixil in iiiiixd when the uoto sent but moro and more our oivsi iiglits are be coming involved ly Oio bellig erents on both sides so thnt the situjition Is becoming iii crefvsingly critical I mean by that that we fire ihtiiviiig iioju or to the verge of war our selves and therefore wo uro en titled to know exactly wlmt each IJelligereiit seeks in order thnt we nitty regulate our conduct In future No nation was sound f the f tho document The only tJiing i5ie overtures ttld was it u lew days It was not decided to Semi it until Monday Of couise the rtifficul ttcs that fnce the president wore that it might construed as n movement toward pence mid in aid of the tternuvn overtures He specifically denies In the document itself tlvnt his the All official is list ening with tho keenest expecta tion to any indiiuttipn of how Wilsons note will bu received in Oio forcigTi capitals Diplomats think it incroiiiblo thnt the president should have taken tho action without some boUef it would not bo flatly rejected without soino consideration by tlie allies The of tho Germans thnt he tuke such step has long been IUIOMTI and no doubt there is doubt of its reception lunong them tM Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec was apparent among the diplomatic liW in Washington today over 5 iSB Wilsons plea to the Euro diacuss peace pean belligerents to terms president in acting la also ing what would have to he the course of the United States to conserve its interests as a neutral if the war is to continue Despite the fact the note states specifically and unreserv edly that he Is not proposing peace and he Is not even offering media they are regarded here as of such nature as will compel all bellig erents to make more of a reply than mere acknowledgement of receipt The British embassy officials made no attempt to conceal their surprise They are not alone however for all official Washington had been led to believe that the president in trans mitting the German peace proposals without comment had taken all the action that was to be expected from the United States for some time un less there were some unforseen de velopments The definite proposal of the Unit ed States Cor a league of nations to Insure peace and justice throughout the world Is Interpreted as a step which if carried through would mean abandonment the theory of splen did isolation which Washington be queathed to the country Signifi cance is attached to the fact tiie president uses the word Insure rather than enforce as indicating he has not committed hlmsclC to any one program to accomplish this end but is open to whatever suggestions may seem best to other naliona Has Full Powers London Dee 21 Information from Berlin intilcates that Dr Von NO 64 More Attention Paid to Na tional Service of Lloyd George Speech NATION READY TO MOBILIZE ITS MEN or has been given full powers to conduct peace negotiations without further consultation even with the party leaders Other Neutral Plans Beilin Dec Sweden Denmark and Switzerland In coop eration with Holland are consider ng a peace movement according to advices from Rotterdam Ioaco Closer Washington Doc 21The Chi cago Tribune special correspondent ays tlie view In Allied Teutonic and diplomatic circles is that President note will have the effect of rlnging paace preceptibly closer 11 rank surprise was expressed at the arious embassies and legations when he contents of the note were read jut it was generally agreed that the president had made a master stroke xnd opened the way towards peace t was said the note would be warm y welcomed In Germany War May Be Won or Lost in Com Plots and Potato Patches Is Keynote Special to The London Dec the morn Ing papers give much prominence to the American and other foreign com ment on Premier LloydGeorges speech the question of peace was sidetracked today for discussion of the projected national service Comment everywhere Indicates a readiness of the nation to mobilize The war may be won or lost on our corn fields and potato is featured as furnishing the keynote to the situation which calls for the utmost national efforts Parliamentary correspondents of newspapers contribute reports from the lobbies of the broad lines of the government scheme which some say embraces all males of sixteen to six ty and others say seventeen to fiftysix Invitations to Elks Tree Distributed Tomorrow its Lust Day for Sending In Names of Families Who Should Kuceive Unskets Boriistorff is Pleased Washington Dec von Bernstorff the German ambassador 0 the United States said last night 1 am convinced we shall have a eace Count von Bern torrr said he was certain that Presi dent Wilsons note would have the B Publication today of the note fin rr V i a W tho ished Monday and dispatched Tues spatchod Tues day to diplomatic representatives abroad gave the officials the first notice such a step was even contem plated at this time The opinion here Is inclined tow ard tiie view that the action would give a strong encouragement to some Bort of exchanges which might re in discussion of definite peace terms between the belligerents It fa believed further since the presi dent seeks only the clarification ot peace views and does not offer mediation the United States will not ha placed in as embarrassing posl tlon if the European nations should be unable to finally develop a basis on which to approach eacli other Officials of tin British embassy de clared they were wholly unable to explain the action Count von Bernslorff Gorman am bassador said Now I am perfect ly convinced there will bo a confer ence Secretary Lansing said Sending this note will Indicate the possibility of our being forced into war That ought to serve as a ri WMt sraining and sobering force of safe guarding Americas rights It may also serve to force tlie earlier con clusion of the war Neither tho president nor myself regard this note ns a peace nofe it is merely an ef fort to get the belligerents to define tlie end for which they arc fighting It is thought here that along the lias ot the establishment of a now international arrangement to enforce tho peace will find its most ready re ception abroad Annlyzo Note Washington Doc i and diplomats hero are analyzing ho J presidents note to find something floopor than an appeal for considera tion of peaco terms They see tho between belligerents terms upon which the be ended From authorities close to the German em bassy it was learned that Germany would ho willing to accept American mediation if the Allies should pre fer that to holding a formal confcr ConfoiK Washington Dec von Bernstorff German ambassador con ferred with Secretary Lansing today U ia understood the secretary ex plained President Wilsons action in addressing the belligerents Peace Resolution from Netherlands Special to The GlobeGazette The Hague via London Doc A peace resolution adopted by the Netherlands Antiwar council which has been sent nil tho belligerent gov ernments declares tlie chlof war aim of all fighting nations being appar Pour hundred written invitations to were distributed by tho Salvation Army to the poor ehlldmii of tho city yester day afternoon and it is expected that fully that number will attend the program Those invitations request the presence of the children to a free show in the Bijou theatre at oclock Saturday afternoon after which they will be taken to the Elks hall where the Christmas tree will be held at oclock Never before has such a large number of invita tions been sent out and more chil dren will be reached by the lodge in their charity work than in previous years The DeLuxe lunch room will play Santa Claus this year and have made arrangements to give a free Christ mas dinner to twentyfive poor boys on that day Stove Wanted The Salvation Army has reported one family in this city which is in great need of a stove The father has just recovered from an operation and is unable to do any heavy work while there are several children in the family to support They have nothing to keep the house warm save an old stove which is broken and so worn out that it not only ia useless in giving out heat but is dangerous to have in tho room There are many families in this city who prob ably have old stoves in tho attic or barn and who would be glad to give it as n present to this family who are suffering in the cold By Iu 1orming the Salvation Army head quarters the stove will be scoured and taken to this family Tomorrow Day Tomorrow ia the last day for turn Berlin Press Now Comment ing on LloydGeorge Speech on Peace Note DONT SEE WHERE HE FINDS NOOSE Cant Understand Where En tente Would Endanger Po sition Entering Parley SpecJal to The GlobeGazette Berlin via London Dec Berlin press which commented only fragmentary thiri morning on LloydGeorges speech because only excerpts were available now has the entire text and devotes full attention to tlie subject The papers on the whole express llttln surprise at the British Pre miers attitude although they won der ivhy he believes entering a con ference would involve the entente as placing its head in a The premiers references to iosti tutlrn and reparation is universally interpreted as an demand that Germany surrender all occupied territory ana probably pay an indem nity The Tageblatt says UoydGeorge is unwilling to negotiate or willing only In case Germany submit to Eng lands demands and makes a chasm between tho English and German standpoint so broad that not even the most cheerful optimist can fine a way to bridge It Great Declines Follow Open ing of New York Stock Market This Morning UNITED STATES STEEL IN SLUMP Fifty Thousand Shares Of fered at Four Points Un der Close Last Night Special to The GlobeGazette New York Doc weakness bordering on demoraliza tion marked tha opening of the stock excnaugo Socalled war shares broko 2 to 11 points these being ox tended in the course of tlie first ton minutes The most sensational feature was offering shares of United States steel at 104yr to against yesterdays close of 108 Nev er teforo in the history of tlie ex change has a single block of such vol ume been recorded SOMIO MAX John AVoiss Greene OUioken Fancier Gathers in tho Local Tossers to Play Sheffield As the first game of the season the Red and Black basket tossers vailmeet five on the lattevB floor tomorrow night Tho ocals fmvo been going through somo atiif practice work during the past week and expect to put up a good game in their first appearance Tho next regular game will be the varsity alumni contest on the home floor Now Years night NKW OHINESH LOAN Poking Dec Russian Japanese British and French lega tions have indicated to the foreign office and the American legation their desire for American coopera tion in reorganization of the loan of ten million pounds 1HY AMKXDMKNT UISLOHTEO OUT TOIAY Washington Dec na tional prohibition constitutional amendment materially altered from the form in which It was reported to the house was ordered favorably re ported by the senate judiciary com mittee today by a vote of 13 to 3 As reported by the senate com mittee the resolution would read sale manufacture and trans portation of intoxicating liquor with in importation thereof into and ex portation thereof from the United States and all territories subject to jurisdiction thereof for beverage pur poses is hereby Congress shall have the power to nforce this article by all appropriate egislation Special to The GlobeGazette Greene Dec Weiss has again captured a large number of irlzes with his famous Barred Ply mouth Rocks whan ho captured sev enteen prizes with sixteen birds at the poultry show at Hampton Ho won prizes as follows First on pen of young birds first on pen of old birds firat and second on cock first second and third on cock erels first second third fourth and fifth on hen first second third fourth and fifth on Also a grand special He has won many prizes with his birds at different exhibits FJRK SWICKPS MIXOT Jlinot N Dec firo starting in an explosion in a restau rant destroyed the Flat Iron build ing here with a loss of The office of the Minot Daily News in tiio building is among those destroyed NAVY TO IT Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec tion in the Philadelphia navy yard of a slip for building of one of the four Battle cruisers authorized by con gress has been determined upon by Secretary Daniels mm CIIY Special to The GlobeGazptte Des Molnes Dec John and other city officials and wholesale and retail coal dealers and the citys poor are concerned today in the hearing before Judge Gulhilo lu District court on the petition of the Bloomfield Coal Company of Des Molnes for an Injunction restrain ing tho city from seizing the coal shipments Tho petition for an in junction was filed lato yestortlsvy Service was accepted by the dHy clerk and other city officials after he mayor had absented himself from the city hall in hope of escaping ser vice in case such a petition had been filed A hundred families reported to tho authorities today that they had no ooal and could obtain none Special to Tho GloboGazette St Paul Dec are blamed for the acute ear shortage situation and their proposals for in creases of demurrage charges are lelti to increase revenue rather than the existing situation by shipping Interests appearing today leforo tho Minnesota warehouse and commission in opposition to ho application by the Minnesota for permission to raise de murrage rates on all iutraatato traffic It May Be Cosson for Clifford Thomes Job Vjinie of Attorney jeiicrul Is ISoiiiK IJailroad sloncr IJIIIKV X amber dates for the Ilncc of Candi WHEAT minis Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago Dec maxlmiime Iodine of seven cents was registered n the wheat market at tho opening today on President Wilsons peace Des Moinea Doc to lolitlciiins tho railroad commlsslon rnhip which will become vacant ith the resignation of Clifford rtiorne may be offered to Attorney Sonera George Cosson who will re ire from tho department of justice iinuary I There aro thirtyeight candidates like to be considered for appointment to succeed Tliorno Amons those who may be considered by Governor Clarko are 1 P Deems Burlington Dwlglu Lewis assistant commerce counsel Dea Molnes and I holders was alo K active or whose friends are active in First State Bank Nora Springs Robbed by Lone Bandit About Noon Today BUT ONE TELLER IN BANK AT TIME Now You Can Call Police He Tells Clifford Moody as He Steps Out Door The Nora Springs bjuilc rob ber ucconVug to hist to tlie Mason City police started toward Mason City in big black automobile which awaited liim 11 couple of blocks from tho liank HLran iluwu the alley entered It and it drove off It contained two men besides the ono believed to be the robber Police officers and deputy sheriffs of counties are scouring roads for the party and stopping nil cura divon by persons they do not know Now you call your With that remark a youthful lona bandit who at p m today held up Clifford Moody assistant cashier in the First Staid bank ot Nora Springs stopped out the front door of tho bank carrying about 000 in bills of denominations of and below and made his escape The exact amount of money stolen was The robber got from tho but dropped ono twenty dollar bill Running around tho corner of the bank building he wont north on a side street until ho camo to ft stair way between two buildings which across the landing down a roar stairway to the alley in tho rear and wns not seen afterwards Moody called the telephone cen tral on tho a gave tha alarm and notified the authorities Within a few minutes a posse of armed was searching the country around Nora Springs for tho man am tho authorities nt Mason City Charles City Waterloo and all other nearby cities and towns had been notified Alcine in nimkj Clifford Moody asslstant cashier of the bank and one of the faintly which comprises its principal stock oth note Washington Dec senate lostofflco committee has ordered a favorable report on tho bill to bar Ing in names of the poor families j liquor advertisements from the mails who should be given Christmas day After tomorrow the Salvation Army will begin to make up the baskets for the families whose names have been turned in and will begin the distribution of them on hrlstmas morning If you know ot family that is in need of help their names in to army henilnuar ers by tomorrov lie sent n basket ing In prohibition states Villa Force Ready to Attack Torreon Special to The GlobeGazetto Kl 1 HSO Doc I night and they will Is about to be attacked by Villa forc sket on Christmas mornes according to Americans arrivinc GARXEU PASTOR enily the wish to protect themselves Kov Ifartur Special to The GlobeGazette Garner Dec a callod bus ness meeting of the members of the Jongregational church Tuesday even ni the resignation of the pastor and tho rest oE the world against fu ture wnr an understanding la not wholly Impossible TWKNT VOXK 1UO The weather this morning broke all records for chminoai and UM thermometer registered 2 bolow at aevfin oclock thlu morning At eight oclock it had to 20 below but hardly onongh difference to make it notlcoobio Tho mercury gradually bat very slowly nroso during tho morning but not enough to give any ono a license to say it waa getting Fair weather with a rising temperature la the prediction for tomorrow camo us a surpriso Though a faction had opposed Rev Ilartcrs ministration ho had ri strong following 0C the majority and it had been honod ho would sco his way olear to contlnno his pastorate Rev Hartors resignation will take effect April 1 It la about a year sinco tho Rov Perciva Packer renigiieil his ovor i this church MKKTINO Owing to tho small number In at tendance at tho Knights of Pythias lodge Inst night tho regular meeting for tho olectlon of officers waa post poned until Wednesday night Janu ary a All members tiro urged to bo on this date here from Parral via Torreon SCOUTS Scout Commissioner J n Brown and Scoutmaster De Sart have boon asked bv tlio j Associated Charities to fur nish some details of Boy Sooutn to assist In the distri bution of Christmas baskets among tho poor It is now too lato to reach tho Scouts through icgukir channels so tills method Is nocMsury to get word to them It Is desired that at least a few Scouts report to Commis sioner Drown or Scoutmaster DoSart early Saturday morn ing and as many as can come report to do the bulk of tho work Saturday afternoon Automobiles are also needed for transportation of tho boys and tho baskets t A A A WHAT MASOX CITY Captain Fort Dodge Company Says Men Iont Wiinl to Come Home Fort Dodge Dec Ifl2 Fort Dodge men in companies p and G Second Iowa Infantry now on the border will bo well remembered by the homo folks this Christmas In addition to the private gifts that are being sent several of the churches arc making up parcels n addition tho Commercial club through R O Green secretary is sending n per sonal letter to each man Tho regu lar SO monthly remittance to each company from patriotic donors also will bo sent Captain Fred Frost of company G home on leave declares that most of his men do not want to come home at this time of tho year They feel they have their heaviest training anil fear tho northwest cold Many of them also realize they will bo out of jobs as the season for out door work is over He declares tlie health of the men could not be better their behalf are Charles Webster of Maucoma Willis Stern Logan Percy Church Dos Molnes Senator B W Newborry of Strawberry Point Unulley of Ottvimwa D K Kulp and Ames iKKKXEH f HKISTMAS TURK Live Tottii Will HJIVO Municipal Tree for Kiddies Special to The GloboGazetto Greene Dec will have its first municipal Christmas tree this year A 30foot tree has been set up at tho intersection of Trner and Second streets is not the purpose to distribute from UIB tree but to gather around it Saturday evening when the lights will be turned on and join in singing Christmas carols which wilt he led by the different Sunday Aliou ten minutes after twelve a young man who runled ono hand in his overcoat pocket and the other down at his sid and approached intored Uu bank the window It la some distance from tho door to tho tellers window and Moody got up and approached it lio to ascertain tho visitors wishes Is Meld Up When the stepped up to tho window bo withdrew his hand Irnm his pocket and thrust a re volver into Moodys face with the command that he throw up his hands robber Moody complied Then the directed tiie banker to lift schools band w In tbIF Distribution of the goodies will bo gln Oiiily In tho evening from the municipal troo Saturday night In or i dor that little tots may come j ami got tlielr share without being kept out after their ordinary H was tho idea in mind I hat the smaller tho child the Rroiit or tho enjoyment that the luitnwas for p m sharp Uur Truffle In that tho swarms of llulo folks who storm iho Armory may bo gunrdcrl against any accldont which might mar tho foBllvltlcH all traffic except pooplo on foot will bo binrod from tlio Htrootii about tho building dniIiiK tho distribution To Hnvo Music Mayor Potter has arranged to have tho Irwin orchestra furnish muBio for tho occaBlon Sunday 01 the town Tlio Greene also furnish music not only spirit be shown hut the community spirit also as every o is invitod to join in THI IIAUIMT AGAIN Turtles at fircone DuB out of Ice to Help High lavcrs in iho lIeast Greene Dec his neon a party bore for the past flays who wilJi the assistance of Hoiuor WoodliiiK who has been hunting alonf tbn rlvor for turtlrs which arts found under driftwood along the bank and burled in tho in u d Quite a number have boon srourorl nnd are rioing shipped o be nsnd in malcinp urtlo soup Note Is Received by British Premier Special to Tho CiloheCSaicoUo Deo 2 I suggest Ion of the United States for oxchangn ot ninong tho belllgorenls has been received nt tho foreign office and is now nndor consideration ponding which no statement can bo madci thd cash tray with one iinnd around so he ioulrl reach it SI ill kooping Moody covered aftor the banker had obeyed that order the gath ered up ttio bills which the I ray con tained in all about in bills nf denominations Of from to and none larger Tho last monoy ho grabbed wus a small package nf J20 Makes Getaway Tlien ho luukrd towards Iho door Mill covering Moody with hia gun made tlie taunting remark about call ing tho police and wont wit tup door Moody lost no time in complying with the siiKKPstion to trll the au thorities and Micro scorns xonil prob ability I hat tho fellow will bo caught us officer from nearby towns arc out looking fur the fal low and it in not lhutrlit he can boiircl any train whinh will irtrry him far i uforc dark without it boing His 1 losrripl ion Mondy fiirnishis flic des oription of robbti Irobably 21 to Height fnel S inches Smooth sbiivon Coniiltxlon Sandy Weight About Coat Darl ovenoat lint stocking sonictiling similar MIMCKS Special to The Des Moinos Dot of lioono Iowa hat elitvd prtsidont tho Jnitrd Mmcs ers of America for District No is it wus r today ;