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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1914, Mason City, Iowa WBEKU GLOBEGAZETTE WANT the habit of reading the want ads offer opportunities seldom to be found elsewhere REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DA Y OF THR IMPORTANT EVENTS OF WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHER Unsettled weather tonight nud Tuesday probably snow wnviner cost portion tonight moderate variable winds VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10 1914 No JOG MEMPHIS BANK CLOSES DOORS SHORTAGE SAID TO HAVE MISAPPROPRIATED EXCHANGE SYSTEM WAS MANIPULATED Examination by Bank Which Had Been Asked for Big Loan Led to Of ficers Absolved Special to The GlobeGazette Feb directors of the Mercantile bank one of the moat important financial institutions in Memphis today filed in the Chancery court charging that the bank is insolvent as theiresult of the alleged misappropriation of more than by C Hunter Raine president of the Inthe petition Raine ia held solely respon sible for the apparent shortage ap proximately of which is charged was obtained by a system of handling Its drafts property and exchanges In such a way as to de ceive the directors and conceal his thetotal amount o is claimed he lost in specu lations The petition places the liabilities of the bank at approximately 894 with assets of The alleged discrepancies discovered by a New York correspondent of the bank who was sent to Memphis last week to audit the books of the Mer cantile bank when the loans request ed were found to be out of propor tion to the amounts usually asked f01 this season of the year Tills report ed rto the directors yesterday broi the situation to a climax and also waa the first intimation the direc tors that the bank was not in a It is statei that President Raine who flittendflc yesterdays directors meeting ab solved all of the officers and di rectors of the bank of Implication In the shortage and tendered his person al estate valued at to the bank So far ha has made no for mal statement The bank was or dered to remain closed state banking officials are making an in vestigation Raine is charged with embezzle ment in a warrant sworn out by Z N Estes county attorney Accounts o the bank a state institution are sale to be short between seven hundred thousand and a million dollars BLUE HERON The seat sale opens Tuesday for the Blue wlhlch is to be given Thursday Feb 12th at the Ce cil theatre under the auspices of the Civic League and the direction of Miss Dixie Wlllson The attractive ness of this production may be judg ed somewhat by the lobby which is now on display in the windows o the DanionIgou store Nothing has been spared in the way of costumes and scenery to make this production a certain success Powers orches tra will furnish music Inspector P H Stretton the Im migration officer from the depart ment of labor has completed the evi dence In the cases ofthree foreign ers and the papers have been sent to the Secretary of Labor at Wash ington His word will decide whether or not the persons In question will be deported Andrew Sberer an Aus trian charged with murder in the first degree and one of the princi pal in the murder of the Montene grK on Powder street Is one of those Investigated Charles Orlin and family Lithuanians are alsoun ier advisement The case of Nick Kanglrls was given a hearing Kan jlri was first arrested for stealing lome money from a laborer at the ement plant Witnesses testified that Kanjirls had for two years been jonflned to an Insane hospital In the ld country POUTIOAIj PEACE AT LAKE Special to The GlobeGazette Clear Lake Iowa Feb un usual situation made itself known to the citizens of Clear Lake thii morning Without party alliance and without fight between petty dif ferences the political forces of Clear Lake have concentrated on F L Ro gers as mayor of the Saratoga of th West town Mr Rogers consnted to be t eat dldate only when ho was assured he was the choice of the people and tlit choice for the different political fan tions For some time there tia shee some little uneaalnesa among ahe po tlticlana of Clear Lake as to who would be the candidate for mayor but it becamo known this morning that all forces decided to drop po litical strife and have Mr Rogers mayor for the coming year whom they think will do all in his power to carry out an administration to the people CHECKING UP CHilTY BALL Absence if Xommittce Members Mokes Work Before Availed Report is Ready up of the receipts and at the Knights Tem plar gsiffty ball held last Tuesday nightfv progressing slowl Ab the progressing slowly Ab some of the members of inmlttee from the city who have not yet turned in their reports IB the principal cause ot delay Chairman Jamea Irons of the execu tive committee said this morning that It might be nearly a week before a detailed report could be made HUSBAND HELD AS ACCESSORY Charles T Manning Charged by Po lice With Connection With the Murder of His Wife ipeclal to The GlobeGazette Newark N Feb I Manning sole survivor of the love tragedy in which Miss Hazel Herd man mother of his eighteen months old son killed herself with poison after she confessed to shooting and killing Mannings wife is held as an accessory to the murder of Mrs Manning Mrs Manning was shot by Miss Herdman Friday tha girl dying in the hospital the following aftar nooii From his cell Manning made arrangements for the funeral of his wife while Arthur Herdman a Pomp ton Turnpike Inn keeper claim ed the body of his daughter and ar ranged for its burial The police have detained Mrs Sadie E Garra brants a sister of Manning with whom he has lived since his separ ation from his wife Mrs Garra brauts is being held as a material witness Statements oE two women also those of a young man influence the police to make the murder charge against Manning Keep Names Secret Mrs IB one of these witnasses and the identity of tho other two Is being kept secret by the police Miss Herdman In a iylng statement attempted to exonerate Manning but Chief Long says that despite this he has obtained evi dence tending to show Manning is an accessory and that lie took Miss Herdman to Newark in hla automo bile before murder was committed Manning made no effort to escape On Saturday he drove with Miss Herdman to Newark and viewed the body his dead wife iu the morgue After Miss Herdman had taken poison he carried her in his auto mobile to the hospital In Mont clalr and later drove with the girls mother and sister to the hospital iOCAJjS IOSE TO CHAKLES CITY LADS When the tain pulled out Friday for Charles City with the local baske ball team aboard It was ahy two of the best players Stubbie Orr and Arthur Beekel Coach Herks immedaitely got busy and supplied Verne Barlowe as forward and Earl Ehlera as guard With the inex perience of both men the game was as good as lost before It waa com menced The result was a score of 36 to 19 in favor of Charles City Just what kept the ooya and made them miss the train is not known but the fact that they reached the depot In time to see the green flag of the rear of the train waving them a sad farewell and no doubt shout ing back the loss of the victory must have been heartrendering The game however was played with good enthusiasm and never once did the local men lose faith and courage but fought a good fight without the aid of their best men The Deep A very small audience witnessed the rather mediocre production Paul Armstrongs great play The Deep that was the attrac tion at theCecil Saturday evening Miss Morgan as Kate Fallen was probaibly the strongest member of the xCast though James K Moore as William mining engin eer who was the hero of the play and WallaceWilson as Pop Clark a sanctimonious old crook who would stoop to any crime that involved no personal danfeere were also fair In the staging of tho play police lieu tenants and inspectors in the uni forms of common patrolmen equip ped with stara such as village constables are In rube plays made to wear wera introduced BURKE SUSPENDED Special to The GloboGazotto Panama Feb George Goethals chairman of the Panama Canal commission today suspended John Burke manager of the com missary department at tho conclus ion of hearings giving Burka a chance to clear himself of charges that ho accepted gratuities and was guilty of Irregular business tran sactions Goethals at the direction of Secre tary Garrison will turn Burkes case over to the United States New York FARRELL TO BE ASSISTANT IN BIG PjSTQFf ICE IISSPECTOR REPORTED TO BE TO BE SELECTED FOR ST LOUIS OFFICE NURSES FINISH TRAINING SCHOOL IN POSTAL SERVICE OVER TWENTY YEARS J D Farrell Thought by the St Louis Postmaster do be Prop er Man to Act as His Assist ant Kxeruises For Class That Completes Course at Puik Hospi tal to be Held Tomorroiv Four students will graduate tomor row night from the Park Hospital Training school for nurses Com mencement exercises will be held at he First Methodist church at oclock sharp A fitting program has ueen arrang d for the occasion on which Dr D 5 Falrchild a prominent Clinton Iowa physician will deliver the commencement address Another ad dress on topics apart from those ouched upon by Dr Falrcbild will be delivered by Hon E G Dunn of his city Diplomas will be awarded to the class by Dr W E Long president of ark hospital St Louis papers convey the intel ligence that Hon Joseph D Fairell post office inspector has been ap pointed assistant postmaster of St Louis by Postmaster Selph of that ciy Mr Farrell is out of the city today but as he left this morning he refused to confirm the report saying that if the appointment had been made he had no official notice of the same and If true the announce ment must come through the depart ment channels first a rule he had always adhered atrictly to in his work in the post office department either as clerk inspector or special representative There was a twinkle in his eye which might be interpret ed that he would not refuse such an appointment and that he would not ibe disappointed if the report would be confirmod officially today Although Postmaster Ralph Selph at St Louis did not either affirm or deny the report to the St Louis pa pers the St Louis press seem to be satisfied that he recommendation had been made and stated that Mr FarreUB bonds had been sent to Washington and that all that was needed was the approval of the post matser general Mr Farrell has been connected with the St Louis division Post office Inspectors for the past ten years and has made numerous in spections of the post office there so that he Is well acquainted with th office and well acquainted with the needs of the service aud the St Louis postmaster has used excellent judgment in his selection of his chief aid Evidently Mr Selph chose Mr Farrell because his equipment and fitness for the posi tion entirely for he had never met him till last October when Mr Fer rell was assigned tho work of a spe cial commission of the department at Washington to Inspect a dozen 01 more of the prominent post offices In the middle west Jor the pur pose of making them model offices to radiate the example for other smaller offices to follow Mr Far rella work at that time and his sug gestions to the commission attract ed the atenion of Mr Selph and he evidently decided to select a man who was thoroughly acquainted witl every phase of post office work and would put the St Louis office on a sound business basis for effective service Mr Farrell has been in tho post office service for nearly twentytwo years and has been a post office In spector for twenty He was the youngest post office Inspector evoi appointed being appointed at the age of twentytwo in Clevelands last administration The age minimum since has been increased to twenty five For two years he was a clerk In the office of General J E Stew art Inspector in charge of the Chi cago dlvlison and his capabilities gave him promotion to an Inspector ship His work was such that soon he was made city inspector In Chica go and served in that responsible po sition for ten years when he waa transferred to the St Louis division and assigned work In a territory which needed especial and expert at tention at that time The Inspection department ivll miss Mr Farrell for he Is one of its most capable members He has transformed completely many of tno post offices In his district and es tablished a business system whoro before chaos was conspicuous and he has never allowed his work to chase him He has always been chasing work He combines a rare atore of good nature and the spirit ol comaraderio with firmness and dis cipline and he seems to know when the carpet treatment or the sac charine phraseology will produce the best effects Sure it ia that ev ery candidate carpet interviews with Mr Farrell never coveted a second initiation and yet he has al ways been thoughtful enough good work performed to hold the re spect and admiration of the trans gressors In his field Ho knows how to read and handle men and as he I thoroughly conversant with all of the details of post office work he will make the most ideal official Postmaster Selph could have selected He has a host of warm friends here who while rebelling against his ml graliqn and that of hia charming family will congratulate him moat sincerely and heartily on bis good RED LIGHT LAW WILL BE FOUGHT HARD KEXYOVS MEASURE TO BE CARRIED TO SUPREME COURT DEATH SUIHIM01S JOHN CLARK Who For Forty Yeiirs Hius Been Carpenter and Builder Here is with Nephew Death summoned John 11 Clark Sunday night at the home of his nephew John Kelroy 314 East Mill er street Mr Clark is a pioneer res ident of Mason City having lived here for forty years He was a car penter by trade and was employed in that business for many years Ho came to this city from Wisconsin when he was about thirtyone years of age Three or rour years ago at the time of the death of his wife he was stricken with paralysis and has since been in poor health He seem ed to be feeling about as well as usual yesterday but in the evening was taken sick suddenly anddeath followed almost immediately Three nepliews in this city are left to mourn the death of their uncle John Kelroy Matt Kelroy and James Kel roy a sister also survives Mrs Mar garet Kelroy who lives in Byron Wisconsin Funeral services will be held tomorrow morningat o clock at St Josephs church The re quest of Mr Clark that ho flowers be sent Is desired to be observed Has Let It Be Known From First Ho Opposed Exemption ol American Ships From Payment Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb presi dent has let It be known from the first that he regarded as an unwise policy the Insertion In tha democratic national platform of a plank favor Ing the exemption of Amorloan coast wise ships from payment of Panama Canal tolls Wilson feels that the platform declaration on such a sub ject relate to circumstances that arise all over the world as well as in the United States and that the only element the United States can con trol In the situation ought to be binding He feels a change oe cir cumstances has arisen In the interna tional aspect of the situation which will necessarily change the attitude of the American government anc also the attitude of the country on the subject All Xations Involved Wilson told a caller that the whole international situation from the polnl of view ot foreign governments Is to some extent Involved In the settle ment of the controversy He Inti mated that the platform declaration should be limited to matters do mestic policy and ahould not em brace relations with foreign govern ments It is said at the white house to be the presidents view tha treaty relations with other nations might be embarassed If what la con strued as a violation of the Hay Pauncefote convention Is Insisted up on by the United States No Message President told callers he waa not intend to send a message to congress on the subject of the Panama tolla That he felt his attitude had been sufficiently made clear In a recent letter to William L Marbury of Bal timore Wilson expects congress to repeal the tolls provision during the present session and may confer with Representative Adamson of the com merce committee which has charge of such legislation Keserve Board Special to The GlobeGazetto Washington Feb of tho federal reserve board of contro new currency system will probably be made known by March 1 The pres Ident is centering his attention on a group of men and is looking Into their qualifications When Secre tary McAdoo and Houston return from thor western organization trip the president will further discuss the names with them fortune and on his promotion of course carries with it an Increase in the number ot simoleons which will not be spurned each recurring pay day SAME OBJECTIONS AS WERE MADE IN IOWA Persons Interested in Restrict ed District Will Fight Closiny of Houses by Injunction Special to Tho GlobeGazetto Washington D au Kenyon red light law which was modeled aftor the Cosson law 1 n Iowa will be carried to the United States supreme court for a final de cision ns to Its constitutionality Some of the owners of property us ed as resorts which were closed up just as the Iowa underworld was wip ed out by the Cosson law have en gaged counsel and a suit Is to be tiled Monday in tho district supreme court to test the constitutionality of the Kenyon measure The same objections are raised that were made in the law admits evidence of general repu tation of tho piano enjoined that there is no provision requiring tho ap licant for an injunction to give bond and that property rights are affected without a trial by jury Senator Kenyon points out however that ev ery point involved In his measure which closes Washingtons resorts Iiav0 been upheld by the state su preme courts among them the Iowa supreme court The bill la modeled after the Iowa law which as tho pioneer In this field of legislation was the hardest fought and Senator Kenyon has no fears of Its over throw 11 the Washington test c is carried through however it wll tho first time the case will have been brought before the Unitec States supreme court A Hot Fight Washington has had a taste the last few days of the same kind o agitation which followed the passing of the Cossoa laws In Iowa Jus a few months ago when tho Jones Works excise law went into effoc there was a hot fight that reminded lowans In Washington of tho battle fought with thedemon rum as a continuance performance out there This law closes the Capital City up a tight ns a drum on Sundays has pro hiblted the serving of liquor to par ties In which there are women un less a full meal is served and has cut the number of bars down to abou1 one to every 1000 population Washinfftoy is beginning to bo alarmed at tho possibility that the next step will be to make the Cap tal and with the large south ern and foreign population this ha become a serious matter The tal of selfgovernment for the Diatrlc and a local governing to inaki the peoples laws which are nov made by congress whose member sometimes are suspected of leglslat ing in a way that will help thorn back home Is gaining strength Butch Fell Down Butch McDevItt the Wilke Barre Immortal failed to make tin dont In the capital which he ex peeled to make Butch createc something of a stir In New Yorl when he acquired the name of Millionaire for a for New York likes the bizarre But ther are so many freaks in Washington that one more passed unnoticed Butch unloaded his pape mache statue of Butch from It special car went to a seconddas hotel took a party to a theatra am tried to get his statue In the Capito rotunda all without attracting muc attention Then he reloaded hi statue and wont homo carrying tl greater part of his with him Butch struck Washington as ver much of a fourflusher and he fel far short of living up to hia advano notices B H OMeara of Cedar Rapid and J A OHalloran of Clinton ap peared before tho Interstate Com morce Commission rate hearing yes terday Congressman Klrkpatrlck la be Ing bombarded with telegrama nsk ing him If he has recommended Geo Robb the republican postmaster a Aibia for reappointment Tho cor respondent of one of the Iowa pa pers learning that a new postmaa tor waa to be named called up th congressmans office and nsked whi was the postmaster at Albla He wa told it was Robb and gained the Im pression that Robb was the ma named The Albla appointment ha not been made Opposition to th appointment of Prod Townsend first practically decided upon wliicf has caused him to withdraw frou the race in favor of another candi Ktc tbn rtnlny Beta are being made iii Washing ton that the progressives will pol more votes than the republicans wll in the Second district special to The GlobeGazetta St Paul Feb was killed ourteen injured and forty others adly shaken up when the Chicago it Paul Minneapolis and Omaha rain No 2 the OmahaTwinCit es Limited was wrecked by a roken rail near Bigelow ihlle speeding to Minneapolis this morning The rail which contract sd snapped because of the cold ent the all steel train hurling over n its side All of the train except he locomotive overturned In the ditch Sleeping passengers had no hance to prepare for the shock The steel equipment undoubtedly aved many lives Rescue parties vere at once formed by the train row and the uninjured passengers who succeeded in dragging many rom the overturned train Tho Cosiwltiesi J Bloomfield of Surprise Ne jraska was killed Among the injured are Jack P Oullen Sioux City and A itapleton Lake Sand S D The majority those injured are st Paul and Minneapolis people None injured are believed to be fat ally hurt Wrecking trains were ent out together with surgeons and uirses from Worthington eight miles distant All the injured were taken to Worthington OMAHA LIMITED GOES IN DITCH ue Killed When Train Wrecked by Broken Rnil This Morning Near Bigelow Minn ADVANCE GUARD OF CLOTHIERS MEETING HERE SECRETARY RYE ARRIVES AND OPENS SESSIONS HEADQUARTERS Officers arrested Pole Jonny a Greek at a local hotel early Satur day morning on the charges of dis turbing the peace but he was released on 75 bonds It was discpvered it is charged that Jonny was occupy ing a room at the hotel with a Mar guerite English of St Paul The girl was held ait the police station Saturday to furnish evidence against Jonny She claimed that she cante from St Paul voluntarily and was not transported here arriving in the city Friday aud taking up with the Greek soon afterward Jonny has been in the city several mouths and claims that he waa running a board ing house near the Lehlgh cement plant with other Greeks He has also been employed as a teamster The case was taken up for Inves tigation by Inspector F H Stretton with the hope of deporting Jonny but It was found that he has been In America four years just a year too long for depontatlon Jonny em ployed Attorney J E Williams as counsel City Attorney FItzpatrIck representing the city Under Surveillance For two or three days prior to the arrests ever since in fact the girl arrived in the city the couple had been under surveillance An officer had been planted In the hotel and had been watching proceedings He had loft a full report on tho matter it ia said with the expectation that action would be taken by the da men with full knowledge of the facts but complaint from the hote people when Jonny IB alleged to have been caught trying to enter the girls room brought about his arrest ai that time and later release on bond Marshal Is Hero Saturday evening Daniel E Pholan of Fort Bodge United States deputy for this district arrived in the city and it Is asserted on gooi authority that his visit had to do with the case against Jonny and tho Investigation of his relations with the English girl Phelan remained In the city over Sunday Police headquarters refus ed to admit that Phelans visit had anything to do with the case but al circumstances indicate that it did Is Attractive Girl The English girl Is an attractive looking woman and according to those who have talked with her I not hardened In the ways of sin to any great extent Following a talk with a probation officer Saturday af ternoon the girl brolce down com pletely and wept bitterly and ex pressed a deslro to follow the straight and narrow path in th future She was not placed in jail after being detained Saturday bu waa kept under surveillance at a rooming house where arrangements for her care were made by the po lice Xot Appear When 2 oclock tho time sot fo Johnnys apearnncs came this after noon th Greek failed to apcnr I was the Intention if he did not ap pear to forfeit Ins bond ROCK ISLAND Special to The GlobeGazette New York Feb 0 The stock market is again unsettled by reason of further weakness in Rock Islant securities all which fell to Ionroc ords Dealings In Rock Island com mon and preferred ns well as Chlca go Rock Island 1acific collatera four per cent bonds was fairlj extensive and suggested lirjuidatloi on the part of the holders rccvirren weakness in New Haven York Centra Is the result If tho develop ments indicated by further federal in quiry into these properties IANUFACTURERS MEN ARE ALSO ARRIVING Held by Commer cial Club and Reliul Clothing Merchants to Finish Arrange incuts Lobbies hotels began to take on a convention like aspect this morn ng with the arrival of salemen for lg clothing tnd furnishing manu acturers who are here prepared to show their lines tolhe two hundred or so retail dealers who will invade he city tomorrow for tho annual convention of the Iowa Association oj Retail Clothiers Immediately upon arriving and getting their sample rooms the sales men proceeded to decorate the lob bies with highly colored banners proclaiming the worth of their wares to the public and telling iu what rooms they may be found Officers Coming The first of the convention ofCic ers to arrive was C E Wry of Des Molnes the secretary of the associa tion who appeared on the scene this morning and began winding up ar rangements for the meeting Anoth er early arrival was G A Wright man secretary of the Iowa Manu facturers association Is here to atend tho meeting Meeting This Noon This noon a meeting oE the local clothiers and the Commercial club committee was held at which work done in preparation for the conven tion was to be checked over to be sure nothing had been missed It was learned yesterday bbat F W Beckman professor of journalism at Ames who waa to have addressed the convention on Advertising can not be present Ilia place will be tilled by some one else CJATES WILL ADMITTKD Special to The GlobeGazette Minneapolis Feb heirs of the late Charles G Gates and the inheritance department ot Minnesota and the attorney generals office to day reached an agreement whereby the Gates will is to be admitted to probate in this state according to a statement by Aittorney General L A Smith Tho taxable property this state Smith said Is and the tax to be collected by tho state is Proceedings will Lie start ed late this aCteruoon in the Ileune pin county probato court PASS FORTIFICATIONS Special to Tho Washington Feb senate today passed tho fortifications ap propriation bill carrying nearly and materially increasing the house appropriations for artillery and ammunition CHATCGEI WITH ASSAULT Special to Tho Denver Feb 9 A warrant charging Thomas ODonnoll a prom inent democratic politician from Colorado with assault upon F G BoiiffJs the complainant with intent to kill has been issued rionfila Is one of the owners of tho Denver Post HO17XD Strike Inquiry Delayed Because Con gressman Does Not Arrive Rpoclsil to Tha GloboGazoHe Hancock Feb 9 The train bearing Representative Joseph Howeil of Utah tho member neces sary to mako a quorum of the con gressional InvestigaUngcoinmHtee 1s reported storm bound somewhere the lower Peninsula Prospects for opening tho copper strike Inquiry this afternoon dwindled as the day ad vanced Chairman Taylor although extremely anxious to get started said ho did not expect tho hearings to open until Into tomorrow DKCIKS GO WICST to Tlie GlohoGaxotto Denver Fob and Lady Docies today departed for Salt Lake and San Francisco after a several clays lioro Lady Dooios tho daugh ter of Georgo J Gould inul her hus band aro making a tour of tho Gould railroad lines AHAIT r lo Tlio GlolicClaxftlo San Diego Feb II R Post First Anro Corps I S was instantly Irlllori today by a fall of iOO foot in a Hydroaeroplane About a foot from the surface of tho Bay post ivna seen TO nhoot clear of tho machine Wiiteliorn t 3lnp i i ;