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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1914, Mason City, Iowa THE TTSE9 TO WHICH want ads can Ijo put ure so varied that YOU can Hud some thing for them to SEMIWEEKLY THE WEATHER XTnsetted tonight Tuesday snow or rain warm Qp TII1 SNEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXII DEPORTS FROM ALL BATTLE GROUND SHOW A LULL IN FIGHTING NO MARKED GAINS BY ANY OF BELLIGERANTS German Occupy Some Trenches Near Makes Some Slight Checked The Russian forces ivhich have been attacking theGaU clnn fortress of Cracow have been driven back about fifty miles and Cracow is now free from immediate menace It is asserted in Petrograd that the Russians improved their strate gic position by falling back The capture of Cracow how ever has long been sought by the Russians being as aoi important step on the way to the invasion of Germany across the Silesiun border Else where in the enst few changes occurred the Germans having relaxed their assaults on tho Russian lino west of Warsaw The Russian forces havo suc ceeded in crossing the Biala river in Galicia and taking pos scesyion of a twenty mile strip of territory soaai of Tiichoiv thereby separating the two Aus Initiative in military opera tions lias been left for the time being to airmen Aerial raids across tho English channel to the lower Thames over Frei burg Nancy Metz Russian Poland asul also on the German naval base at Cuxhaven have inflicted considerable tonn age in tile aggregate Details of the Caxhaven expedition are still lacking Although Berlin asserts that the British aviators accomplished nothing it Issaid In Hamburg tliat some damage was evident howev er that the heavy fog prevented the British from carry ing out fully their plans Activity bji land and sea is apparently dimin ishing Even In Russian Poland tho fighting is becoming less severe without a decision being reach ed Vienna admits that the Aus trians were compelled to retreat before the Galician Carpathians In Berlin it is said that the attempt to cioss the Bzura river in the advance on Warsaw has has been abandoned In the west the onslaught of the allies would seem to luive beeji checked by counter attacks of the Germans fs 1 Special to The GlobeGazette London Dec the battte in both the eastern and west jrn arenas of war the onward move ments seemed today to have iSst something of their On the western front the allies offensive momentarily shows a lack of vigor while General von Ger man commander seems to have eonie to a standstill on the Vistula it the same time Vienna admits a uheck to Austrian forces stationed along the Galician Carpathians STorth of the River Vistula In Rus sian Poland the Germans again re inforced have retaken the Mlawa but south of the river they still stand on their old ground In Southern Poland where the German right Joins the Austrian left there has been some fierce fighting with slight galas for the Austrp Qerman allies judging from reports coming from Berlin and Vienna French troops during the last few days made minor advances Fog ac counts In a measure for some slack ening of the efforts German Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin Dec German of ficial statement Issued here r today reports that the allies yesterday made an attack by land and sea on the town of Nieuport at the extreme right of the German line in Bel glum but that no serious damage resulted The Germans also reported the capture of several trenches and a number of prisoners to the south of Ypres and therepulse of French at tacks in the regions of Arras Ver dun and Sehhelm The text of the statement Is as follows In the western theatre the ene my unsuccessfully renewed his at tacks on Nieuport supported by warships which did no damage to m but killed OF wounded a few inr habitants of Westende An attack on the hamlet of St George also failed South of Ypres we captured one of the enemys trenches and some dozens of prisoners fell Into our handa on this occasion Several violent attacks by the enemy in the region to the north west of Arras were repelled To the southeast of Verdun the enemy re peated hia attacks but they also were without success A similar re sult occurred when he attempted to recapture a height to the west Of Seuhelm for which we fought yes terday There ts no news from East Prussia or from Poland North of I the Vistula and on the left bank of the Vistula our attacks are develop ing notwithstanding the very un favorable French Statement Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Dec French ot ftciat statement laauodthig after noon oQnaades thA losing trenches to the Germans but oth erwise It claims advances for thb forces of the republic Advances have been made in Belgium and near Lens the French progressed 800 yards On the Meuse there has been progress and the Ger man attack in upper Alaace was driven back The French los trenches to Hie Germans near Ypres TJio teKt of the In Belgium we have continuec to advance To the west of Lom baertyde we are actually at tReSfotf ot the sand dunes on which emy has established his line of re sistance At a point south of Ypres wo have lost a section of trenches near Hollebeke In the region of Lens near rency the enemy yielded attacks eight hundred yards of firsl line trenches In the valley of tho River Alans and In Champagne there has been intermittent artillery fighting which was particularly severe 111 the vicinity of Rhelms and around Pertlies Here the enemy directed their artillery fjro especially against the posltona to the westof Pertlies conquered and occupied by VIS Hi On the Heights of the Meuse there has been slight our troops along the entire In the Vosges the enemy bom barded the railroad station at St Die but the railroad service has not been Interrupted In upper Alsace to the north east of Stelnbach a counter at tack of the Germans was FARMERS HEAR EXPERTS New Brunswick N Dec 28 Farmers Week at the state college of agriculture drew a big gatherine of farmers who will attend the lec tures of the states experts on every phase of agricultural pursuits To day was given over to rural life in terests President W H S Dem arrest of Rutgers College presided soil and crops will be discussed to morrow Wednesday Is Live Stock Day Thursday is Poultry Day Fri day Horticulture Day and the nur sery branch of farming will ba the topic for Saturday Refugees Moved Special to The GlobeGazette cruiser Tennesaee with permission of the Turkish government at the request of American Ambassador Morgen thau Is transporting nve hundred refugees of various nationalities from Jaffa Syria to Alexandria Egypt Captain Decker of the Tennessee reported the departure of his vessel from Jaffa in a message filed last night received at the navy depart ment Secretary Daniels summarized the report Jn this Tennessee is transporting about 600 of different natlonaltiea from Jaffa to Alexandria These refugees were unable to get passage from Jaffa by any other means Captain Decker states that his ac tion was taken at request of con suls which requests were approved by the ambassador of Turkey and had been made after permission had been given by the Turkish author ities No reply came today however from either Captain Decker or Cap tain Oman of the North Carolina to the request for full information re garding an unofficial report that ari unnamed American warship tUreat C TO WHOM AMERICAN AID IS GOINQ These are of thei type of Belgian ihildron whbnv aiJ Untt sd States has been sent during the past month The pair With their dog were driven ffotti tliallpfliome in the north of Belgluni entry of ths Germans up the few belongings they could carry started out on the road with their faithful dog They had no new home in prospect but were wholly dependent on the charity those they found along the road Hun dreds of thousands of them moved into Holland where they were carec for Others went toward the north and were sent to England There thousands of them are being cared for now LABOR tEGISLAllOK BODY GONSIOEWG COfENSATiBM LAWS 1 Mf EIGHTH ANNUAJ MEETING OF p LAWS IS DISCUSSION John Mitchell Outlines Workings of Statute in State of New York Claims Annually eial to The GlobeGazette Philadelptiia Dec With more ban two hundred delegates in at endaiice from all parts of the couu ry the Amejricah Association for La bor Legislation opened its eighth an iere at the Ho el Walton with a joint session with he Clty club of Philadelphia for the iiscuBslon of v workmens compenaa ion measures The meeting was op ened by the reading of a message Martin Brumbaugh vgov eiiji 6 Delect of Pennsylvania on ennsylvaniaaopportunity to enact in adequate workmens compensa lon law In 1915 Congressman Daniel J McGilll ciiddy of Maine spoke on Work mens Compensation Federal Em a modern bill for which he iaa introduced in House of Rep resentatlveB In a 330page said Mr McGUlicuddy the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics recently described the first five years opera Ions under the present outofdate nd Inadequate compensation law federal employees The report ihowed that fractures of an arm or a leg huve led to payments in mounts varying between and 150 and In a case of the loss of a Ight arm Hie Injured workman was entitled to a payment of leas than 150 while In three cases of the loss f both legs the average comnensa lon wafl No other coun ry furthermore offers to tlie widow ind children of an employee killed n its service an amount so pitifully and disgracefully The bill Hr McGUlicuddy continued has een drafted with great care to wip lant the existing law It covers all Ivlllan employees of the occupatlon I diseases as well as for accidental njurlea and establishes a scale of 6 23 per cent of pay during dis SECRETARY Jphia Mitchell of the New York tate Workmens Compensation Commission gave a brief statement f the successful operation of the New York law the most liberal as well as one of the newest In coun ry The State Workmens Com ensatlon Commission of New York aid Mr Mitchell is handling com ensatable claims under the new law f that state at the rate of 70000 per nnum and first notices of injury at ie rate of over per annum he commission is now able to keep p with which is cred table In view of the fact that the ompuisory law became effective on given day In July and the dull on aught of the states business was lt by tho commission NaturaJHy SEOY M53YICR MEETS COMSIEK CIAL OLTJB DIRECTORS AT LUNCH TODAY CONVENTION PLANS OUTLINED THIS NOON Twentyfive Hundred Guests Will lie in Will Live iii Pullman Cars Martin H Meyer secretarytreas urer of the National Creamery Buttermakeis association was the guest of club board today at luncheon He outlined the plans for the meeting ot the associa tion in Mason City on Maroh Bth 10th and llth and asked that com mittees be appointed to confer with him so that all arrangements neces sary could be made A committee was appointed consisting of W S Wilcox Allen Beck and S B Nich ols who will constitute the executive committee to see that the other com mittees perform their duties and they will have to appoint these committees This convention should be the big gest thing that Mason City has had for years for there will be at least delegates present and special Pullman trains of from 10 to 12 cara from the east north and southwest These trains will have their own din ers and the men who represent these interests will utilize the Pull mans and diners In lieu of hotels ao hotel accommodations can be giv en other guests A large number of tho people of Mason City will be askd to furnish lodgings for a number of delegates Of course 11 Is understood that the delegates wll be more than willing to pay for ac commodations Ralph Barclay representing the school board asked for a meeting of the Commercial club soon to dis cuss the need of a new high school BEV WELSH FINISHES WORK HEBE DELIVERS LAST SERMON SUNDAY PASTOR GOE LAltCfiS CONGREGATION HI3A1U LAST ADDRESS Farewell Effort One of Strongest Sermons Pastor Hud Doliverci During His Two Years Here The Congregational church wa filled last night by the congregation which gathered to hear the last ser mon of Rev John Wallace Welsh who on Thursday joins the Sunday party at Philadelphia When Rev Welsh entered the pulpit last night he saw in hia congregation uot only the members of his own church but many of his friends and admirers who had come from other churches to hear the last Bermon of his pastorate here Was Strons Sermon The entire congregation declared the address to be one of the strong est sermons preached by Rev Welsh during his stay in Mason City He did not mention the fact that this was his last sermon at any time during the service but preach ed just as he has always done straight forward spiritual sermon He based his theme on the story of Christs coming into the world referring constantly to John He referred to this as tile that has never been story This building as tho which school Is Imperative board cannot agree upon plans among them selves This matter was turned over to a committee consisting of Messrs Hanlon and Patton The question of looking after the coming census enumeration was discussed and the necessary committee will be appoint ed and announced The Interstate Trail good roads meet was also discussed and the di rectors took steps toward making this meeting on Jan B at the opera one of the most Interesting meetings ever held in North Iowa COUNTY PATIENT INHERITS Portland Dec spending three years in the county oyoiiuniB Lurew yuujrs m me county nere Still remain somo crudities to poor house Mrs Mary McCoy an In e worked out and a few exaspervalid and one of the first women tingy delays nut the progress of physicians tn Oregon was today of fiw n for a quit claim to an wUlba ruaestate near Ottawa Out She will story has never been told became of Ita greatness It Is impossible for the human mind to conceive of the importance of Christ coming Into the world It is Impossible for any one to tell of the importance to him self individually of Christs coming Into the world The story is one that it is impossible to give human expression to Again and again In my ministry he I have seen dear old sould who have lived lives ot Christian fortitude come to their feet and at tempt to tell what this coming of Christ into the world has meant to them and they always repeat and repeat and end up helplessly by cant tell it I cant tell Many Deeply Touchel Al Lue olose of the service congregation crowded down to front of the church and a great many bade farewell to Dr Welsh There were many who were deeply touched by this closing service and many eyes were dimmed withrtearj in the littls after gathering around tho pulpit Dr Welah leff Mason City this morning In order to be In Chicago as soon as possible It is under stood that a book of his is being published there and It was neces sary for him to reach Chicago at the earliest possible date in order to sup erintend this work the tho KENTUCKY EDITORS CONFER Louisville Dec 28 The midwinter meeting of the Kentucky Press Association opened today at a luncheon A session will bo Iielrl this afternoon and another tomor row at which tlie cost of living legislation good roadailliteracy arid other subjectswill fc BRITISH SIR FLEET IN DARING ATTACK UPON GERMAN COAST SEVEN SEA PLANKS DELIVER DAYLIGHT ASSAULT NEAR HELGOLAND ESCORTED IJY WARSHIPS ONE AEROPLANE MISSING Two Zeppelins Several German Taubes and Submarines Enter Fight In Defense of Naval ISase Special to The GlobeGazette London Dec 2 by light cruisers destroyers and sub marines seven British naval airmen piloting seaplanes made a daring attack Christmas day on the Ger man naval base of Cuxhaven at the mouth of the Elbe Six of the air men returned safely but the seventh Commander Hewlett It is feared has been lost aa his machine was found off Helgoland wrecked What damage was done by the bombs thrown by the attackingparty could not be ascertained but the German report ot the affair says the raid was fruitless The enterprise of the British navy in thus attempting to dig out the German fleet brought about a bat tle between the moat modern war machines the British squadron In cluding the light cruisers Arethusa and Undaunted which have been en gaged in previous exploits on the German coast wnsi attacked by Zep peliiies seaplanes and submarines Ships Avoid Submarines By rapid maneuvering the ships were able to avoid the submarines while the Zeppellnea found the fire of the cruisers too dangerous for them to keep up the fight The Ger man seaplanes dropped bombs which according to the British account fell harmlessly into the aea The Ger however claim to have hit two destroyers and their convoy the latter being set afire The British ships remained In the vicinity for three hours without be ing attacked by any surface war ships and picked up three of the seven pilots and their planes The others were pfcked up by subma rines but their machines were sunk Commander Hewlett it la thounht was drowned Dao official u gave out the Regarding the on the German coast PPlfl PVES TOiiuinS WELLJS MAIL RJFLEli BAGGAGE FOUND NEAR M St L RAILWAY YARDS STOLEN THE NIGHT OF MAIL POUCH ROBBERY Rush Had Sent Trunk to Do Dot to Be Sent to Macon Mo Wis Never Shipped It developed Saturday afternoon that a trunk which had not yet been checked was stolen from the M St L depot some time the night of the stealing of the two niail pouches early Wednesday morning A trunk which is to have been the one taken was found near the rail road yards in a building of the ocl lime plant It contained mens and womens wearing apparel and some Christmas presents marked To and the like but no other identification It by Detective Ser geant A W Casey Destination Was Macon Early Wednesday morning when Mr and Mrs W R Rush who live at 921 North Mnin street went to the depot to go to Macon on the train their trunk was not there In the afternoon it had been given to the Kinhart dray line to take to the depot and the Ruahs thought it had been neglected in the Christmas rush Hush left Instruction to for ward the trunk when it but it did not arrive This is supposed to be the trunk which was found on Saturday There is no way of as certaining what haa been taken from the trunk until Rush returns aad identnf iesthe property n Friday Dec 25 the German Warships lying off Schilling Roads of Cuxhaven wero attacked by sev en naval aeroplanes piloted by Flight Commanders Oliver Hewlett Boss and Kilner Flight ieutenants Miley and Edwards and SubLieutenant Blackburn The attack was delivered in day light starting from a point in tlio vicinity of Helgoland The seaplanes were escorted by a light cruiser and destroyer force together with sub marines As these ships were seen by the Germans from Helgoland two Zeppellnes and three or four hostile seaplanes and several hostile sub marines attacked them Ships Aid Airmen It was necessary for the British slups to remain in the to pick up the returning airmen and a novel combat ensued between the most modern cruiser and the en emy s aircraft and submarines Bj swift maneuvering the enemys sub marines wer0 avoided and the two Zeppellnes were easily put to flight by the guns of the Undaunted and Arethusa The enemys seaplanes succeeded in dropping their bombs near our ships but without hitting any of them The British ships remained ror three hours off the enemys coast without being molested by aiiv surface vessel and safely reeniltark ed three out of seven airmen with their machines Three other pilot returned later and were picked up by British submarines which were standing by Their machines were sunk Return Safely Six out of the seven pilots re turned safely Flight Commander Hewlett Is missing His machine xva seen In a wrecked condition about eight miles from Helgoland and tin the daring and skillful pile s ttf rfesent unknown extent of the damagu by he British airmens bombs canno be estimated but all were discharg ed at points of military significant GnnNDJnRCElY Richard Jenkins Taken Rack to Wa terloo at UK Request of Police There Richard Jenkins was arrested b he police late Saturday night unday returned to Waterloo wherf he la on a charge of gram Waterloo police telo 11 i aL d6Partmen about 11 o clock Saturday night ask ng that Jenkins bo picked up Tlu aid he was probably living with Ol1 rer Jenkins at number 45 Lehigli ad ition In less than an hour the erloo police were notified thatll man was in cuslody and an office rrived to take the man back rcate tav morning Advices to Stnio Department Tell of Onslaught on Seaport Tovvn of Mexico Special to Tlio GlobeGazette Washington Dec Villas forces have suspended their attacks on Ebano near Tamplco and have concentrated their attack on the seaport of Tuxpam where fight ing is in progress today according to advices to tlio state department Reports that were issued earlier by the Carranza agency here saying that General Gutierrez had resigned and left Mexico City are contradicted by Dispatches to the state depart ment by the Brazilian minister In Mexico City who yesterday had a conference with President Gutier rez The general situation as reflected in official dispatches is viewed HB not altogether encouraging Fric tion Is regarded as apparent be tween the Zapata element and tha GutierrezVilla faction which thus far however 1ms not resulted in iny serious break The chief troubla seems to have arisen over the ques tion of the execution or punishment of former federals Gutierrez and villa have been In favor of suspend ing executions and giving soma o the federals an opportunity to Join their cause Zapata now at Guerna is represented aa opposed to that aa is General Palafox minister L cabinet xnd chief for Zapata Compromines are being suggeatod whereby federals will be glveS fair also be prohibited joining the my The American government Ima found that both Gutierrez and Villa look with favor on the suggestion a general amnesty to political of fenders but that the Zapata ele ment is irreconclliably opposed to It Monument to Cat Special to The GlobeGnxotta Newport Wales Doc 28fCor resnpndenca of The Associated A subscription is clrculat d here to erect on the grounds of ho towns feudal castlo a monument o the French cat which saved the ife of Lieutenant Lloyd of the Gren idler Guards The nothing purposely he oic But by curling around the vcck of the officer during the three lays lie lay wounded and unattend d near the French frontier the cat cted as a fur boa and saved him rom death by cold is heir to Sir Mar n Lloyd the chief commoner ot ales and the last of the Norman rds of the marshes His residence Newport castle where It is pro sed to build the cats memorial ;