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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1916, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV Berlin Papers Pleased with Its Promptness and Gen eral Tone ANSWER IS SENT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 28 1917 NO Labor Troubles Lead to Closing of Lumber Mill rch der n is le of1 ry urn msin eathV oil Ehl CI TO SWISS ALSO is Copy of the Note Which Berlin Dispatched to Wash ington Officials Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec many It ivns malo laimvii here today n111 not permit tlie voad to peace negotiations to ba blocked by a refusal of tho En tente to enter a conference with out prior knowledge of her poaco tenna It luis bean forecast Uiat the Kntente would base their re Insal on such n condition Tho Contial poweis nre iepic sontpod as willing to permit ix confidential of broad tentative terms through Ircsl Wilson sliosild it become to do so to bridge the gup which litres tens to prevent the gathering of peace delegates it was iutimutud broadly today that a stjitomeiit of tills position by Gennany either hus been com municated to tho United States government or soon would be It was declared no eonfideu ttnl coinniuiiication accompanied the official twxt of Genniuiys Virginia Dec No 2 of the Virginia and Rainy Lake Lumber company Is not run ning due it ia said to a shortage of men It was reported at night that 700 mill workers allied with tho Industrial Workers of the World had voted to strike today Mill No 3 is still operating It is reported the men will march to the mills and make their de demanda Tha mill operatives say Thero Is no strike several hundred men failed to appear for work this morn ing so wo closed No Bank of England Acts for Reserve Banks in Europe Paris Dec ot Bank of England as agent for the federal reserve bank of New York la likely to bo followed by a conclusion of a similar arrangement with the Bank of Prance Negotiations with the Bank of France are still In pro gress and ure likely to be conclud ed successfully at an early date Present Peace Offers Will Be Rejected But Not With out Reservations GERMANY IS LAYING PLANS BEFORE U Carranzas View of American J D Submitted m idaj ra he icago liome Ed Of Clt i Kit City bidlyj ed to blaz n mage tered for Don B at indav Special to The GlobeGazette J Berlin via London Dec answer to President Wilson and the promptness with which It as mkde have caused a good Ini generally in the press Only the aritfAurerieair niwipa pera show a tendency to dissent and oxprasa the view that interference of anv kind hy America is intolerable The latter papers find a certain in the proposal that the Delegates of the belligerents nidet on neutral Is interpret ed as clearly excluding participation in the conference Des Homes Dec for tha inauguration of Governor W L Harding include a return to the old custom of the inaugural ball and those who choose may dance on the basement floor of the state house to the strains of an orchestra Senator Addlson Parker of Polk county will be chairman of a Joint committee to be named by tho house and senate according to the usual Inaugural ethics and the tee will make complete ar rangements for the nights festivi ties The committee will also probablj Allies Making Plans for Big gest Offensive Yet When the Spring Opens Up Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago Doc to the Chicago papers indicate that Ilus sia France and England will reject the German peace proposal but the door will be left open for a reply from the Central Powers It Is re ported that Germany has secretly laid a modified proposal before Pres ident Wilson but a wide gulf still exists between the belligerents and they are making preparations on the largest scale for a new offensive in the spring In the meantime Washington diplo mats believe negotiations are result ing in good and that President Wil son will have the Allies formal reply to Germanys first proposal next week MUST RATIFY OR Answer Xotc Speciui to The GlobeTlazette Berlin Via London Dec Vienna dispatch says thu AustroHun gaiian government has answered the Swhs note by transmitting a copy of the note sent to President Wilson and accompanying the message as eared the Helvetian government that noUefflindEd suggestion of Presi edn Wilson met a thoroughly sympathetic reception from Austria Official Text Arrives Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec 28 Official text of Germanys reply to President Wil son s peace note was received hare earl So far aa was known it unaccompanied by any other communication and was aaid to be substantially the same as tho unof ficial text received Tuesday from Berlin th 01 try ing tallow s and lerted Called Evasion Paris Dec German reply to the Wilson note is regarded as an evasion Lausanne Gazette that eays The Berlin government pre tends to welcome President Wilsons Initiative but it really evades ans wering the American note as well as the Swiss one It suggests a confer ence between the belligerenta behind Closed doors and the conclusion of each of the negotiators would be free to boast of the extensive con cessions made and accuse hla adver Bary of secret reservations and bac Von Jleveutlows vlew Berlin Dec Von Rev entlow while averting a direct at tack on tho German aswer assumes no German delegate will be fount to tako a seat at the sama nclude Senator C F Iloupresentatlves T F C Lake of Woodbury unc nr both of Lytlc Griffin and and county latlvos James and Otto Starzinger of Polk county Assembly Convenes Jan 8 The legislature will convene on Monday January 8 and on the fol owing day will meet In joint session In tho house chamber to canvass the voto The joint session will also fix the day for tho inaugura tion which this year will be Thurs day Jan 11 At oclock Thursday after noon the legislature will meet again in joint session and the governor and lieuteuantgoveruorelect will be escorted into the chamber where hey will receive the oath of office from Chief Justice Gaynor of the supreme court Following the inauguration Gov rnor Harding will deliver his first official address and a few musical numbers will follow Governors Reception The governors reception will be held In the evening in the governors rooms at the state house and the retiring governor George W Clarke the judges of the supreme court the elective state officers will form tho receiving line with Governor Hard ing The staff of the retiring gov ernor will act ns the staff of the new governor upon thisoccasion During the reception tho ball which will be revived after several years of neglect will bo held In tho ground floor of the stuto house where dancing will be enjoyed in the rotunda SIKSSKNGER HOYS RKTUUN TO WORK The four Western Union mefisengei boys who went on a strike yester day returned to work this morn Ing as Manager St John of the lo cal office promised to secu a raise of wages for them if such was pos sible Tho messengers have prom ised to work at the old wage until definite word headquarters HOY SHOOTS BROTHER iitw Accident City Reported at Iowa Iowa Pity Dec 28 While their father and mother were absent in Io wa City Thursday afternoon of last week doing the last of the Christ mas buying for the children Horace Stover 13 years old came back from rabbit hunting He was met just in side the house by Frederick his 6 yearold brother to early replied his brother get But the youngster took hold of tho end of the barrel In the struggle that ensued the 22 caliltre automatic rifle was discharged A long cartridge entered Fredericks and passed through his stomach After half an hour he was dead Des Molnea Milton B was received from ON h wai table with the English and French delegates after tho recent speeches of Premiers LloydGeorge and Briaud 01 until those speeches are apologised disposition of certain Pan American newspapers to road an un favorable Interpretation Into tho Aua trlan and German replies is not shar oil ln official circles where tho inter pretation generally voiced is that tho reply is in principle a loyal accept ance of President Wileons suggestion in promoting the prospects of peace now and In the future and an effort In tho same direction as the original peace proposal oC the Central Pow tions at war to sent themselves at a conference table arid frtlk nt ran dom She knows the allies will n ev er make peace on the terms she is disposed to ofer but will be able to obtain fresh supplies and plan new military operations during the slack Pitt of Logan representative from Harrison county is slated for certain victory in the ten cornered fight for the speakership according to a num ber of his friends in the legislature who met with him at the Savery hotel yesterday The fight in this state at the November election was made along a definite line and for a definite Is said one of the Pitt men yest erday and the house of representa tives Is not going to organize along any other lines The people of thJ state do not want to set up in the house a man no matter how capable or how much a good who stood against what tho state voted for with a large majority last Tell of Favorable Sentiment The vanning candidate for speak er must have fortyeight votes ns there ara ninetyfour republicans am fourteen democrats In the house Friends are said to havo reported to him from all parts of the state that the sentiment not only among the legislators themselves but among tlie public generally is favorable to him Lee W Elwood of Elma repre sentatives from Howard county and speaker tho thirtysixth general assembly Is said to bs Pitts strongest opponent but tho friends of the gentleman from Harrison are confident that KIwood can not muster sufficient strength o win Search for the Maryland Is Given Up by Coast Guard Cutters Today REPUDIATE PACT Thought He Insists on Immed iate Withdrawal of Persh ings Army Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Dec Ca brera chairman of tho iMexicau com mission arrived from New York this morning bearing the answer of Gen to the demand of tho Amor can that he ratify or repudiate thd protocol signed at At aiitic City Arrangements have been made to submit the answer to Secretary Lane The character of the reply has not revealed but it Is generally be loved it was another suggestion for mollifications and contained insist nce that the American troops in Mexico be withdrawn unconditional ly It has been understood here for several days if General Carranza did not return such ail answer as would warrant reassembling the joint com mission negotiations would Ice de clared ended and Carrauzas ambas sador designate Eliseo Arredondo would return to Mexico This would not amount to severance of diplomatic relations tecause in a strict sense there never have been any Arre doudo has unqualifiedly denied tho reports that he hus been recalled PASSING STEAMER MAY HAVE HER CREW Flotsom Found Could Not Be Identified But There Is Little Hope Left Special to The GlobeGazette Nantucket Dec steamship Maryland was regarded as probably lost today and search for tho vessel and crew by coast guard cutters which began after the Mary lands wireless calls of distress sud denly wore silenced Christmas night was abandoned without having dis covered any trace of tho steamer The flotsam found by the cutters could not be identified as ibelug from the Maryland Hope for tbo safety of the steamers thirty odd men lies in the possibility that they were picked up by a passing steamer Railroads Wish to Handle Car Shortage Selves Special to Tlio GlobeGazette Washington Doc tatives of the railroads throughout i the country appeared today before the interstate commerce commission to show cause why the commission should not tako into itsown hands tho car shortage situation hereto fore dealt with by the railroads uid issue drastic orders to relievo the congestion The order which the commission Is apparently prepared to issue uiihBs tlie roads show cause why it should not would require the roads to re turn to con netting lines all foreign cars on their after unloading Heretofore tho roads endeavored to copo with the situation by requiring the roads in the east where tho con gestion was greater return to con necting lines monthly a larger num ber of foreign cars than wore receiv ed Kentucky Guards Exchanged Shots Over Rio Grande VOIII IS VlCTOll Special to The GlobeGazette El Paso Dec hundred shots were fired across the Rio Grande into Mexico west of hero early today by the members of tbo Kentucky national guard in reply p shots fired from the Mexican aide So spirited was tho American fire that residents of the district thought machine gun was being used but MB WHS denied by the Kentucky of ficers There were no known casualties Argentine Reirorts tho Tlwrvost This Year Will History Be One ol Poorest in Special to The GloboGazette Washington Dec grain harvest this year will be one of the poorest the country has ever seen due to injury by drouth and locusts Consular reports received today said the amount of grain available for export this year will not total nioro than one million tons Nor mally two and a half tons are exported WANT OLfiO TAX lowu Congressmen Working for New Federal Law ening of Proposal Rejected aa t emble i jfl Special to Tho GlobeGazette ig Paris Dec noygpa jenlleu are unanimous in pronouncing jr the German answer to President Wilsons note to tho belligerents n polite refusal to comply with his is priif BUggestions Germany Intentional tick iy reserves tho terms of President Aboif i Wilsons note the Matin says and Lion if u representatives the na London Dec Manches ter Guardian taking the point of view that Germany has rejected the proposal made in the American note snys President Wilsons suggestion Instead of being tha outcome of a rlnrk German is so embar rassing to Germany that it Is evad ed altogether in her reply which re curs instead to tho proposal Gor ivmny horrsclf has made which tho allies had already rejected The British denunciation of tho note was clearly thu paper says President Wilson has cleared hla conscience and iE Germany increases the 10 an to strain relations with America the pronlrlont will stand before tho peo ple an one who did his utmost to avert such a catniitropho by effort to Ottier Forces They declare that the other can T didates for the chair nre dividing the vote among themselves without ma terially drawing upon Pitts strength and that there is no chance or an ngreement among them while the ing oleo men conferred with Representative Ha igen and asked him to get legislation fixing a color standard and lessening restriction on oleomargarine The legislation has for months been a subject of negotiation between diary Interests and oleo interests Mr Kiiihigen whose influence as ranking member of tho agricultural committee is great says nothing can be done this session but ho believes next session legislation can be work ed out Iowa dairy interests have made many Inquiries about it Hepresentatlve Uoweil was advised by the treasury departing it today ne gotiations were going on with own ers of sites looking to purchase of a site of the feedral courthouse in DBS Moinea Bachelors of the Iowa delegation will give a dinner to lowans In con gress and other lowans July Chairman and National Cnin un Adams are invited Lansing Dec Ford scored two points in tha state supreme court in the litigation be gun against him by John F and Hor ace 13 Dodge minority stockholders of the Ford motor Co Tho court denied the petition of the Dodges asking that the scope of their injunction restraining Mr Ford from using tho cash surplus of the Ford Motor company for expan sion purposes be broadened and granted an alternative order on Mr Fords petition to have the injunc tion dissolved Ty tha pf tho order tho circuit granted the temporary reslrnihihe Is di rected to modify it and lot Mr Ford proceed with contracts ho has made providing ho files a bond acceptable to the lower court or if the circuit court refuses this Is ordered to show cause why the entire Injunction should not bo dissolved The Dodge brothers want the Ford profits disbursed as dividends The decision on Mr Fords petition will permit him to proceed with the execution of contracts for the con struction of a larger smelter furnace near Detroit and the bond will pro tect the Dodges from any losa in that direction OCTETTE Ticriox Coeds to Tour Stato in Inter est of School Special to Villa Changes Tactics liloueGazcttG Attempt to Reach Agreement Resumed at New York This Morning HOW TO APPLY LAW IF IT IS UPHELD Men to Continue Work After January 1 Without Im mediate Benefits Special to Tho GlobeGazette New Yori Dec national conference committee of railroad managers and representatives the four brotherhoods of railroad em ployes resumed here today their conference relative to application the Adamson law in is held constitutional the event by tho Paso Texas Dec Francisco Villa lias altered his atti tude toward Americans and otlier for eigners found in Mexico is the lief of friends of Villa here who an nounced they have appealed to not to kill any more loreignera Tlic message Informed Villa tho world was watching bis movements and urged guarantees for noncombatants and protection of foreign property The fact no foreigners wore molested after Villas occupation ot Torreon is cited to show Villa had heeded the United States supremo court Thru agreement of Attorney General Gregory and the railroad attorneys the employes will continue to work after January 1 without any im mediate results from the law pend ing the outcome of the test suit Creation of a federal commission to decide disputes IxHwoon railroads and their employes vogaidlnsa of whether he United States supreme court may hold the Adamson net con stitutional was a suggestion the chiefs of tho brotherhoods indicated today they might place before the confer ence committee of railway managers One Cur From u Mnson City Kirm Among Those Xnbbcd Uy Uailxvitys at Waterloo Hopklnton Dec the next two weeks most of the promin ent cities of the state will be visited by the Lenox College Ladles Oc tette an organization of splendid singers recently formed to take the place of the usual college glee club These young ladies havo been care fully drilled In a number of catchy character songs as well ns the usual college numbers and will no doubt make a deep Impression wherever they appear This ia the frlst time in a num ber of years that Lenox College hag sent en tour such an organization Waterloo Dec 28 Three cars of coal consigned to retail deal ers have boonconfiscated in Water loo during the last week for use of the Chicago Rock Island Pacific railroad 11 H Johnson local agont for tho company said today that rul ings of the interstate commerce com mission allowed this measure to be taken in the event of a shortage that hampered the service of tlio rail roads One of the cars was the prop erty of tho Young Coal company and another belonged to C 1 Barclay Son coal dealers The third car was billed to a Mason City firm but the railroad carried the car as far as the Waterloo yards and used Its contents tor engine fuel Situation is Better Cars are moving belter this week Mr Johnson said r several cars SaH Lake City The reward for the apprehension of the person or persons who placed an nfeniu machine in front of the resi dence of Governor Spry lay has been raised fronf fiOOO to 5000 the latter or Information to the hombpl6t era being insured by f lien da of tha itato executive The police have turned over a lot er warning of a poison plot receiv ed by the governor to tlie postoffice nspectoiS it having come by regis ered United States mail The note scrawled on tablet paper ippoared to have boon written by a vuman Jhere was a similarity the police chief aaid between it and tlio one he received several ago In that one he was threatened with danger unless he ceased to torture The letter to the governor said There ia an I W VV at the Naw louse hotel He may poison I lie food it the biinrjuet Signed A ONTO KOY probpJMliEy Is that seeing tho band j wsVgon some of tlieir strength will switch to Pitt before tho first voto Is taken he will have enough Eight Entente Airplanes Are Hit by Germans Berlin via Dec Eighf entente alrplal were lost In yesterdays ightlnp on tho western front it Is officially announced The defeat of the HussoRumanlan forces by the invading Teutons haa boon completed Tho Russians who at tempted to regain lost ground wore thrust ejected from new posi tions with heavy looses ThoTeu tonti took 3000 prluonora There seftnis to have been one boy at least In Tilason City who was missad en tirely by Santa Glaus on his rounds last wcslccmi Tho case came to the notice of Miss Emily Kappes city welfare worker this morn Jug It did not take long how ever to make arrangement for a visitation from otio of his understudies now On the theory that H is better late than tho over sight will be properly aton ed for at once and a fine sled will go to tlio boy to gether with fiomo oilier things to show him that he was not intentionally forgotten and they will be accompanied by Kos1 of company conl haMi arrived rellev coo Gilmore Stott a mnu who in faIng tho situation temporarily He motis for his loci urns and Mr Stott is well and favonibloy known not only in chautauqua work hut In ills series of writings his first book being called The Man and his light work is constantly ap pearing In the humoroiui weeklies surh as Life Puck and Judge while hla more serious articles are pub lished by tho Ladlos Home Journal The jMunscy group and others Convention With An AdelrosH by W J Kiyiin This Af ternoon Lrixinjjtoii Doe na tions convention of thr Intercolleg iate Prohibition association which opened horo at 2 oclock this aftri I noon for a tourday session had W I J Bryan as their chief speaker He caino as a champion of national pro Mhlbition Prior to Mr May or James C Rogers made an address of welcome on behalf of tho city Col Georyo W Bain veteran prohibition orator welcomed the con vention on behalf of tho tompcrancn organizations of Lexington Dr D Leigh Colvtn national president of does not believe that It will bo nec essary to confiscate more private ship ments until tho present supply is ex hausted ICfforts are being made ho says to tako oirfy shipments des tined for cities other than Waterloo so that the local people will not be af fected by tlio action of tho railroad IJoads Railroad men said today that the eitiititlon ia Rcrloiia on almost al roads Soino of the railroad com panion in Iowa arc almost entirely without fuel and will havo to take measures to obtain enough to op erate within a fow days The situa lion is moreserious than evor before i they finy but relief Is expected after the first of the year The movemon of after that timo will be fucili taleil by the afterholiday re lisf Commissions Killing Tlio ruling of tbo ftUeralatu com merce commission In this case pro vide lliat tho railroad may cato the coal but must pay the full the Intercollegiate sociatlon presided Prohibition Aa Clear Lake Men Become Naturalized Five residents of Clear Lake all of Danish descent applied for natur ilization papers at the county clerks office this afternoon As required by law those who havo come to this country since June 190G will be re quired to coittflcatrs of ar rival before they maybe fully natur alized Those who applied are Mar tin and Hans Jonsen Paul Fisher Jens and Soren S A Slrrlne and Nolr Thygcsun appear ed as witnesses for tho applicants noAii Tho regular meeting of the boird of directors of the Y M C was held In the Chamber or Commerces rooms this afternoon Scvoral mat ters of general finance as well as plans In connection with the winter athletic work wns discussed at this meeting MISTAKK IN XAMKS of Clour litllT IjUKl JllSlTluI Tt was pointed nut Indar nil iorror cnpt into reports iion City of the of n alloyed shoplifter at CJf last Sumr ralo for the fnol to tho coinmmy to 13 day night It dovrlopes hu the par which it belonged when confiicatcd 1inod for Jcnoltj is George Potor a fornlgn laborer nt tho central station of tbo City Brick and Tilo plant was hndly In jured about oclock nomo clay struck him whon wbHo hn was at work In ono of the pits He Bustalned a bad gash across tho chin and It ia thought that his left leg Is fractured Ho was taken to the Park hospital for treatment as soon as possible nearly from a slor naniHd Lund uid not as report ed It was in Mr aulti tjint goods were pncd by the alleged thief with tho request that lie ta thiiin homo or him Wluu nu nificM who wuii Kcehlng the piiprjily made infiuiry of lnw he at him who put the goods anil whore to find htm aiirl it unliind I urn caused him through error iip to tho world as tho man the jewelry by the switoliinp of fate which ;