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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1917, Mason City, Iowa Cbe VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8 1917 NO 73 BREACH WITH GERMANY IS GROWING WIDER HOURLY SAY WASHINGTON REPORTS TODAY AS UBOAT CAMPAIGN DEVELOPS FURY WITH PASSING OF DAYS EXPECT OVERT SOON Joshing Into Gun Fire Slavs Break Over German Line Official Report on Sinking of California Received from Consul Frost Special to The GlobeGazette London Feb American negro fireman on the Turino George Washington was killed according to areport received at the American emfbassy Washington Feb The breach between the United States and Ger many is hourly growing wider ana hope that hostilities may be avoided is almost swept away Germanys submarine campaign of ruthlessness is developing with a fury which officials here believe soon mus the worst fears held for it and produce an overt act which Pres Wilson said would be the signal fo Latest reports oC the destruction ot the California received by the state department from Consul Fros at Queenstpwn puts the number o at 162 and the missing a says the ship was apparentl t 1Q oclock Wednesda mornihg Washington Feb 8 The legatlo ofSwitzerland upon further instvuc tinns from its government has take over the business of honorary Ger man consuls as well as consuls o It Is not yet determined whelhc honorary consuls will he required t leave the United States Want Pull Information Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Fob McCumber republican of North Da kota introduced a resolution toda to have the secretary of state if con patible with public Interest submit t the senate the governments view the limitations on the use of subma Sffl OF ENVOY READ THE ADS SHOP SATURDAY Everybody is hopolng for better weather next Satur day Dollar Day than Ma son Gity had laat Thursday which was the original day set for Dollar Day Many of merchants have again gone to considerable expense and trouible in arranging and prie ing down their and from the ads appearing in the GlobeGazette a great many people are going to find exceptional values Saturday With merchandise advanc ing almost daily in price It iwiH pay to read the ads care ff fully and then buy for the fu lure as well as the present RIDLEY Petfograd via London Feb detachments yesterday at acked Teutonic positions near Kir IBaba in the Carpathian Mountains ays the Russian official statement ssued today and despite artillery and Ifle fire and mine explosions dashea hrough barbed wire entrenchments ml occupied a German first line reneh A German counter attack vas unsuccessful CHARGE TREATY BREACH Special to The GlobeGazette London Fertx German government will require guarantees that former Ambassador Von Berns torff and the men on German ships in American ports will be permitted to United States before al lowing Ambassador Gerard and oth er Americans in Germany including those captured on the Yarrowdale to depart according to the Copenhagen Politiken in a dispatch to Reuters Berlin Wednesday via London eb a prominently displayed eader the Lokal Anzeiger today charges the United States with reach of a treaty obligation in com pulsory detaining in America Ger uan subjects to pursue their avo Latlons unmolested The breach of diplomatic rela tions with America probably will bu nade the occasion for levelling xgainst us charges breaking treaties and International law in order to mobilize the indignation of the whols v orld against our shameful acts It is not at all an act of superero gation to point out now while the deed Is still fresh that the United States has beenguilty of unjustified ureach of treaty In confiscating Ger man property and condemning Ger man subjects to compulsory deten the paper says AUSTRIA IS FIRM The Information the Politiken says is contained in a telegram sent by Ambassador Gerard to the Ameri can legation at Cropeuhagen An ex change telegraph dispatch from Cop enhagen gives the same report re garding the detention of Americans and adds Ambassador Gerard is not permitted to send any telegrams in code TKS I IN AMATEUR GIoASS Kansas City Feb 8 William Ridley of WSjiat Cheer Iowa mem ber of the of gunners a the interstateshoot here was one o the leaders rn the amateur class in the third day of the match The amateur class developed ties for the first three places 0 C Watts of Winfield and Cal Waggone of Diller leading the list with 120 hits each John Underwood o St Joseph and William Ridley of WJiat Cheer Iowa each broke 11 for second place DIRECTED VERDICT Washington Feb has formally grunted sato passage through the allied blockade for Count Von Bernstorff and his suite Similar action is being awaited froni Great Britain Officials here mini mize the importance of the detention of Gerard believing it due to the misunderstanding of dispatches con veyed to Germany as to the courte sies granted the former German of ficials In this country are expected to clarify any misconception in Germany as to Americas altitude Judge dark Takes PC deityHughes Nolan Case From tho Jury Judge Clark this afternoon too the case oj Pedelty vs Hughes vs Nolan from the jury and directe verdict for the plaintiff As defens to an action on a note given for pui chase price of some corporation stoc Hughes alleged misrepresentatio by Nolan as to its value The evidence showed Nolan bought several thous and dollars worth of the same stock the same day the sale was made to Hughes SEEKING TO AVERT SWlTCHSfENS STRIKE Spanish Note in Reply to Wil son Suggestion Has Been Received DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN VIEW Both Nations However Re cord Strong Protests of German Acts Washington Feb note which it is understood declines to ac uept President Wilsons suggestion that she break with Germany was re ceived at the state department today Ilit not made public The Netherlands government Lnrough the American legation at Th Hague formally declined to accep President Wilsons suggestion that i follow the course ot the United State and break with Germany Informa lion to this effect reached hero i confidential dispatches from Hoi mud It Is understood that both Spain nd the Netherlands protest vlgor usly against the unrestricted sub larine warfare Wrs Visconti Puts Name of Informant of Leak on Paper Washington Feb lengthy uestioning Mrs Ruth Thompson Iscontl today gave the house nvestigatiou committee the name or er informant in confidence on whicn he reported to Thomas Lawson that ecretary Tumulty and others profit d in the stock market on advance iu ormation of the presidents peace ioto The name was written upon a piece o paper with the understanding the committee may if it deems It advls ible later make it public WORRY OVER GERARD State Department Is Perplexed Over Whereabouts of Envoy Washington Fob stale Jepartment is deeply perplexed over ihe whereabouts of Ambassador Ger ald Contradictory cablegrams left grave doubts as to whether he Is still in Berlin or has reached a country The British and French govern ments have as yet been unable to guarantee safe conduct for Count von Bernstorff and his suite from the United States and a hitchin the arrangements developed yesterday The status of the American sailoro brought into Swinmunde by the Yar rowdale captured by the German sea raider is still uncertain Reports they had been released are not con Urmed AVAR BREAD IN FRANCE SENT TO BOTTOi Such Are Latest Official Re ports on Sinking from Queenstown Chicago committee o conference i railroad managers ana Washington Feb has uot yet withdrawn or modified her note adhering to the German submar ine campaign it is officialfy an nounced today Possibility that a break with Aus tria can be avoided practically is given up Officials who have been hoping a break might be avoided oive no intimation why definite an nouncement is not made CARNIVAL CROWDS Tampa Feb and boarding houses are filled to over flowing with tourists and other visi tors who during the remainder of this week will share with the local from Germany as set forth in the diplomatic correspondence Senator McCumber said just what we hold the limitations on sub marines to be is not clear and as re lations with Germany were severed on this subject we ought to know ac curately what the government deems an infringement of international PEAKS REVIVED rines demanded by this government Population in the enjoyment of the pleasures and festivities attending Tampas annual carnival celebration The pageant of Ye Mystic Crewe of Gasparilla which organization is to make its annual invasion of the city tomorrow promises to he the most brilliant In Its history The Gaspa rillas will come nip the bay and river In a schooner flying the black flag of piracy the members of the crew picturesquely attired in costumes of 150 years ago The pirate chief or king of the carnival will be crowned at the grand ball tomorrow night when his identity and that of tho queen will bs made known VIRGINIA COXFKHKNOK Charlottesville Feb Newspaper Business is to be tho main topic of the first Virginia Newspaper Conference which met at the University of Virginia today and will continue over tomorrow In con junction with the conference the Vir ginia Press association is holding its midwinter meeting Upwards of one missing half thehundred publishers editors and oth passengers listed have American ader newspaper workers were present dresses the steamship agents said the gathering was opened with California Sinking Renews Alarm at Washington Washington Feb of a clash with Germany were revived in administration circles by the dispatch f announcing the sinking of the British liner California According to re ports the boat with 215 passengers aboard was torpedoed without warn ing and sunk In the German sub zone off the Irish coast OAe hundred and titty of the passengers and crow were saved while sixtyseven persons including women and children are Rusk For Papers Berlin Wednesday via London Feb break with Germany reveals the factthat there are some four hundred native or naturalized Americans in Berlin a large of whom have applied to the United States embassy for passports or al terations permitting them to leave Germany for Switzerland and Scan dinavia One fourth of the total are Americans temporarily in Germany on business or to study The other three fourths are either naturalized citizens or children of such who rushed to the embassy at the elev enth hour to secure papers establish ing their status after the departure oE American representatives Still in Berlin Probably 150 Americans are af fected In the American embassy at Berlin and the 22 consulatesin Ger many four iii Belgium and one at Warsaw That Ambassador Gerard Is still in Berlin and not at Berne Switz erland as thought possible yesterday is shown in a dispatch received today from Ambassador Willard at Mad rid representatives ot the switchmen on eighteen roaSs entering Chicago de liberated today in an endeav or to avert d strike Jones Withrow and Funk Are Confirmed Des Moines Feb senate of the state of Iowa In executive session yesterday confirmed all three of Gov oinor Clarkes appointments which have been held up since early In the session F F Jones of Villlsca was confirmed as a member oC the state of education A B Funk as state industrial commissioner anti judge AV S Withrow ot Mt Pleasant as member of the state board of pa role Senator Jones confirmation was ine only one contested Enemies sought to defeat him because of the notoriety he has received in connec ilon with the Villisca ax murder case It was learned through authenti sources that Jones received just thir lyfour votes tho number required for confirmation Brazils Answer special to The GIobeGaette Rio Janeiro Fob re ly to the German note is to be made robably tomorrow and will be in erms polite but firm and declare Bra zils intention to hold Germany re ponsible for the consequences which may result from the new submarine warfare The reply expressed the desire of he Brazilian government not to be lompelled to break the amicable re lations it always has maintained with iermany a fact however which will not prevent Brazil from taking meas ures of protection and protesting against the menace to Brazilian com merce and navigation DEATH OF AIX3NZO IJOSLIOGB England Also Washington Feb that Great Britain also has granted safe passage for Count Von Bernstorff and his staff has been received at the state department Governor W L Harding is givini considerable study now to the dutle and powers of tho governor in time of war He says he wants to be pre pared for whatevenhe may be calls upon to do The governor is coin matiderinchief of the military force of the state Governor Harding ha aeld several conferences with Adjul ant General Logan the past few day oil military matters RESERVE BOARD WILL SAFEGUARD MKMIIKRS were British or Canadian subjects One American woman Mrs Alex Outhill of Casper Wyoming was among the passengers John A Lee of Montgomery Alabama was the only American survivor among the crew This is taken to indicate however the small hope remaining is being j carefully watched an address of welcome by President Edwin A Alderman of the Univer SHIP GUNS TO NKW YORK PL Special to The GlobeGazette WestPoint N Feb available six inch Biege guns here J4 were shipped to New York today for use at the forts protecting tho city PRINT PAPER INQUIRY ENDED RY COMMISSION Washington Feb federal trade commission has completed the news print papor investigation anct send a report to congress Mon iay The report it is understood will show the commissions efforts to bring manufacturers and publishers together have relieved the situation to some extent Legislation will bo giving the commission the pow o prevent a similar situation arls the future Washington Feb 8 The federal leserve board has taken steps to safe tuard any member bank thrcateney by a run of foreign born depositors and will aid any bank whose stability Is thus threatened Auto Show Committees to Begin Work at Once Local auto dealers met at the gar age of the J B Snyder Auto Co last night to make preliminary plans for he annual auto show to be held in he armory March 14 to 17 inclusive And committees will begin today to ward making preparations for a big er and better show than ever F E Wall and C F Craven were ap pointed as business managers of the show J B Snyder chairman of the ticket committee Mark Learnan hairman of tho entertainment con mittee and Wm Hathorn head of the accessory exhibit committee Another meeting will be held next Tuesday night for a report of work accom plished by this committee and u make further plans Philadelphia Feb endorsing President Wilsons action 11 severing relations pledging its loyalty to Ihe United States were adopted by the GermanAmerican Na Alliance at a meeting which continued in session until early to day The alliance has a membership of and the delegates are present from twenty eight states It was decided in case of hostilities to form regiments of German Ameri cans and turn over to tho American lied Cross tho funds which the alli ance has been collecting for German war relief Experiments Under Way to Deter mine Kind of Flour to Use Paris Feb bread will toon make its appearance in France What kind it will be has not yet been leclded but experiments are nade with whole wheat flour Is Stricken With Heart Disease at 0 Oclock This at Odd Fellows Homo NOT CONSIDERED AN OVERT ACT Officials However Think Commission of One But a Matter of Hours Now York Feb pas senger liners flying the flags of the entente allies two ships of tho American lino and ono of Holland lodiiy arc oil the higli soils between New York and Eu ropean ports All save the three American and Dutch ships nro bound oust and within possible danger of submarines uml mines In addition three British pas senger ships from New York nro liuo to urrive but have not been reported It is possible word of their arrival has boon withheld in accordance with recent orders from British authorities Nearly nil have Americans aboard II ELECTIONS School Elections ami City Primaries Will lie Held on the Same Date New York Feb cable advices that the British Steamship California was torpe doed without warning were re ceived today by tho Anchor lino The names of thirteen persons listed as missing were received AERONAUTrq EXPOSITION New York Feb remarli able advance In aircraft uonstructio during the last few years particular ly since the beginning of the Euro pean war Is comprehensively Illus LI ated by exhibits revealed to the public today at the opening of the first PanAmerican Aeronautics Ex position in this city The exposition will hold forth for one week in the Grand Central Palace The exhibi tion lintended to afford a conven ient means of cooperation of the many interests connected with avia tion and aerial military and naval defense besides giving the general public an opportunity to keep pace with the development of this science Bids Are Opened for Grading Upon Fifteenth Street IOWA KDITOISS IN SKSSION Moines Feb tive newspaper publishers and editors of the Hiiwkeye state rounded up in the capital today to tackle tho print paper situation and other problems that are causing the newspaper mak ers to lie awake nighta The occa sion of the gathering Is tho annual meeting of the Iowa Press associa tion which has a membership ex tending to every part of tho state The business sessions intorsperstrl with several features of entertain ment will keep tho visitors in town until Saturday Koalcrl bidK were received this morn ing by the clly council for the re moval of cubic of rock ami earth on the Decker on Fifteenth street eaat two thirds of he cost ot which will be paid by the Decker Interests The DecUers also aprreo to pave the street when the thirtyfoot roadway now open is widened to tho width of the street The lowest scaled bi received was that of II Hay for nor cubic yard but S R Bowen after the bids were opened agreed to reduce his offer of to The council adjourned until 2 p m in order to talce tho various offers up with the Deckers Inasmuch na they pay of the cost The bids were as follows the prices beinir per cubic yard A L Wilson Charles IF Henry llarclln Thravcs S R Bowen All bids were rejected this afternoon Suddenly stricken with heart dis ease Boslege who for two years has resided in the Odd Fellows Home in this city passed away at oclock this morning Although he had been In poor health his death came aa a sudden shock to his asso ciates for it was not thought his con dition was so serious He had just been up for a short time clits morn ing when the attack came and he died a few minutes later The deceased came liera about two years ago from Grand Junction Iowa and during that time had won many friends at the home He was about sixty two years old at the time of death He is survived by one son George of Spaldiug Nebraska The funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is probnible that the remains will be sent to Grand Junc tion for burial Patriotic Week in Iowa Public Schools In accordance with a state wide movement recommended by A M Deyoe of Des Moines state superin tendent of public instruction the present week is being observed with community and patriotic songs In Lhe public schools of this city as well aa in the rural schools of the county Not only In the state of Iowa but public school In the country has bten requested to celebrate the of song The purpose of the move states Superintendent Dcyou it to familiarize the pupils with the best in song to the end that the young pjcople especially may learn to know ihe difference between the songs ul noble sentiment and those of scnti mentalism and that the songs of homu and native land may become a part ol their very being The general plan of the week of national song originated with the publishers of a primary publication and is designed to make permanent tho best that tho nation possesses in trie way of musical training It lucelvcd tho heartiest endorsement not only from Mr Deyoe but from the superintendents of other states An interesting conflict In dates whichi can uot be remedied teeause the dates are set by the code of Iowa is that of annual school election and the city primaries Both fall on the second Monday in March which is this year the twelfth day of the month Tho conflict would be more nnnoy ing was it not for the fact that the school district uses but one polling place Secretary R L James of the school board and City Clerk JIcEwen will mako arrangements so that if pos sible tiie school election and tho city polls for the first precinct of the sec ond ward can botli be held at the court house as usual Directors R W Barclay and Mrs Eleanor C Stockman are the mem bers who retire this year A New Another whoso an nouncement however has not yet been handed to the newspapers for the office of mayor made his appear ance today to try conclusions with Mayor Potter Fred Norris and John Stanton already In the field Women living in the north cen tral part of the city report that this morning a young fellow about 24 years old they judge of less well groomed appearancethan the average magazine solicitor or bouse to house peddler made his appearance today going from house to house trying to Interest the women in his candi dacy Washington Feb the basis of reports received on the destruction of the California and other ships so iar it is stated authoritatively none ut the cases constitute an overt act which will lead to war Officials openly express the belliir however an overt act is nieroly a juestion oftime While regarding destruction of the California aa iilain evidence Germany has fully Abandoned her pledges to America it was stated the government would ot be hurried into war unless theru as undisputed evidence of violation f American rights All hope that Germany might mod y her campaign of ruthlessness has anished and there is no doubt here will be only a matter of hours or ays before an American ship wih o Kimlc and Americans lives sacri iced New York Feb British tassengeiliner California one of tho rack ships of the Anchor line fleet las been sunk off the coast of Ire and with a probable loss of life ilcssiiges to tiie state department in Vaalnngton and to the officers of the Ine at New York today told of the catastrophe but did not say whether shn was torpedoed or struck by a ine The liner carried thirtyone pas sengers and a crew of 184 none of vhoni as far us is known was an American 100 Prisoners Saved Advices to the local offices said NATION AVIDIA STRUCK Switchmens AViilkout May Call Out All Railroaders Cleveland Feb begin ning of a nation wide railroad strike in an attempt to force tho adoption of the eight hour law may be found in tho threatened strike of switch men in Chicago This was indicated tonight by President W G Lee of the 13 of R T One house wife who formed the impression from the youths appear anceand actions that lie might lit demented tells of the politicians visit about as follows About oclock she answerec the door bell and found a young mar standing there who saluted her will the words can I have your vote to trying the while to force his into the house Vote for what ciuoried Frionc Housewife as she deftly parried th fellows effort to block the door will his foot For Mayor I am a candidate fo mayor of Mason City and I am try Ing to interest the women In my can he replied The voters turned down tlio suf frage amendment last year so Ir afraid we cant do you much good was the womans reply Slie slum mod the door just us the young ma drew out a legal envelope froi which ho was about to take sora credentials of some kind tho im port of which she did not learn Impressed with the out of tho or dinary appearance of tho man and the possibility that he might be a some ono requiring watching she had the visit brought to the attention of tho authorities but the follow had left the neighborhood Watch For Him City officers do not consider it ti sign of insanity for a man to run for mayor nor for a candidate to try to interest Hie and the ad here were survivors those to ho state department from Consul Prost at Queenstown that one life was lost and that there were 200 iiospilal Tho California was armed when she left hero with a stern gun and carried a cargo including war sup plies it was said iiuilt at Glasgow in 1007 the Cal ifornia is registered as a vessel of tons gross and 4SO feet in length of Passengers The Californias passenger list fol lows First cabin J L Hrougliton Shanghai China Second cabin Mrs A Smtih Mrs J Edith Smith Calgary Alberta Mr and Mrs 1 W Anderson and son Vancouver B C Mi and Mrs A Gilchrist Now Yor City Miss Hose Martin White Plains N Y Martin Dolloil Mirh Mrs A Gnthill Casper Wyo Mrs Mary J ODonncIl Master Cornelius ODonntll Master James ODonnell Miss Mary ODonncll Philadelphia Neil Gillies Now York City Miss Madgo Rdorts Toronto Out Miss Annie Chambers Firthcliff N Y May lie Americans in Crow Although many In the passenger list nrrs recorded an coming from Ameri can cities it was explained by tho of ficials that all tho passengers wero nevertheless British or Canadian ministration doos not use police pow who either reaided in thorn or wero er to hinder the campaign of candidate but considering all angles of this case and tho mans jer hero said that only four members general appearance ho will probably of the crew were shipped at this port be picked up and Investigated If none of them being Americans Tho any from them the Tho British shipping furthor reports o hts visitations aro roc2lved In timo for tho police to get action rest of the crew he aald was taken on at Glasgow nml he believed they ;