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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1914, Mason City, Iowa GIABEGAZETTE WANT ADS ARE AIAVAYS READY FOK WHATEVER YOU WANT AND WHEN YOU WANT IT THE COST IS TRIFLING REPORTS BY IMPORT AWT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAY S NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHER Snow tonight ami probably Fri day not much change in tcm Ioratuio moderate to brisk noficast VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FKBKUARY 12 1914 No ILLIIERJICY 1110 XlOVKll RtiKOliK HKU OF F1CK BUT BEAT UNCIiE JOK FOR COXCJUKSS BEPORT OF COMMISSIONER GIVES IOWA PLACE AT HEAD OF LIST FEW NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE THREE Only 17 Persons Per Thousand i Who Cannot Read ov Write Giving Slate Place Ahead of AH Others Special to The GlobeGazette Washington D Feb Iowa shares but little in the nation al disgrace of illiteracy a remedy for which has just been reported to congress is made plain the statis tics gathered by the commissioner of education Philander P Claxton The special committee of congress appointed to investigate the illiteracy of the nation found that the census of 1910 showed Iowa to be the state lowest of any in the county for il literacy In the United States there are white tenyearsold or more who are illiterate The disri bution ranges from 17 per peo ple in Iowa to 290 per people in Louisiana The degree of educa tion reduces as south ward the thirteen southern states ranging from 121 to 290 illiterates in every Iowa ranks first among all states and excells its immediate sister states in this 19 Kansas 22 South Dakota 29 Min nesota 30 North Dakota 31 Illin Missouri 43 In native born white Iowa ranks eighth low est with 17 out of every and in whites over 21years old Iowa ranks fifth with 1C out of every Commissioner Claxton expresses the belief that illiteracy could be cut to a fraction of 1 per cent and Con gressman Towner who was a mem ber of the congressional committee which reported its findings predict ed it would be accomplished with little delay by giving Commissioner Claxton the authority to continue tlie campaign he has already started to stamp out the cause Sentence Commuted Acting on the suggestion of the department justice President Wil son has commuted the sentence of George Miller an lowan from ten years and fine to five years and 5250 fine Miller was found guilty of breaking into the postofiice a Rowan in Wright county and was CLOTHIERS DECIDE TO HOLD 1915 MEETING IN CAPI TAL CITY FT DODGE WITHDRAWS CLAIM FOR MEETING Frank T GHair the new demo cratic congressman from the 18th il linois district never before held a public office but he defeated Uncle Joe Cannon for congress at the last elections He is to hove strong com petition for reelecting foV Uncle Toe will crvie Mr OHair was born in district he represents and is forty four years old Not long after he arrived in Washington and wanting to really represent his constituents he wrote to most of the voters in his district and nsned their wishes One of his replies read Dear OHair If you dont know any more than I can tell you you had better resign and come Blows Out Light Connected With In 1ernal Machine at Arthur Cham berlains Home tried the United States ipeclal to Tiie GlobeGazette Birmingham Feb 12 A tube charged with high explosive and R D Wai don ol Oskaloosa Head of Association Next Year Resolutions Committee Makes Report D Walton Oskaloosa 1st Brown Ft Dodge 2nd Clark Tlpton E Wry Des Moinea C Fish Ida Grove John Bogard Musca tine Ed Sigfred Marion Des Moines has been chosen as the meeting place of the next convention in 1915 Sentiment for holding the conven tious of the Iowa Retail Clothier Association iix a more central pui of the state each year rather than taking the convention to various locations influenced the members the association present at the morn ing session today to select Des Moines as the next place of meeting If Des Moines welcomes the clothiers and the plan proves successful the capital will probably be made a per manent meeting place Ft Dodge clothiers wished very much to se cure the next convention for their city but the sentiment was so strongly in favor Des Moines that iFt Dodge withdrew their invitatloii and the election for Des Moines was unanimous Election of Officers R D Walton of Oskaloosa was honored by the association when at tiie business session this morning he was made president of the associa for the coming year Charles Brown Fort Dodgo waa elected first Kill UNO OF AUK LINCOLN TROOPERS OF PATROL PUR SUE MEXICAN NEUTRAL ITY VIOLATORS STOLEN HORSES AND GUNS GO OVER LINE Scores of Automobiles Canice Plunder to oi El by Ranch ers Another friend ot Abraham Lin coln General James Grant Wilson passed way just before another anni versary of the birth of the war presi dent General Wilson was eighty one years of age and he had been known to the public in military so cial and literary movements for more than half a century He was a friend of many prominent men and women of the nineteenth century among them being Thackeray Glad stone William Ciilleu Bryant Wash ington Irving Dickens Sherman Farragut and FitzGreene Halleck Among the books he wrote wore Great Commanders Me morial History of the City of New ThePoets and Poetry ot Memoirs of an American Sketches of Illinois Offi Mr Secretary Pepys and His Life of FitzGreon Sketches of Illustrious Bryant and His Tho Worlds Largest Love in Life of General The Presidents of the United in the Unit4 ed O IIMAD THE STATUS MAIllXKS IN MA1UML covered with a quantity of suffrage literature was today found on the window sill of Moor Green hall the HighBury residence Chamberlain brother of Arthur Joseph vice president and Merle Clark of Tipton second vice president C E Wry of Des Moines was given a un animous vote for his reeiectlon as secretary the court at Ft Dodge and sentenced to Leavenworth federal penitentiary on the two counts on November 7 1911 The court of appeals has since decided that a man can not be sentenced on two charges when t are practically for one offense The president accordingly cuts Millers imprisonment in two lownii Prominent In the coming investigations of the delations between the employes of two of the nations largest indus and which is to be undertaken at once by the Federal Commission on Indus trial Relations an lowan will figure prominently He is A B Garretson of Cedar Rapids National President of the Order of Railway Conductors of the United States who Is a mem ber of the Commission Public hear ings will be held in numerous cities and several are expected to be sched uled in the mining district and tha manufacturing cities ot Iowa The commission will seek information oa which to base remedies for the in dustrial unrest prevailing in certain sections of the remedies for the in dustrial unrest prevailing in certain scos of the nation and Iowa will be one of the states in which Remedial effects will be found Iowa Light Companies Figures just issued by the depart ment of commerce show progress made by the central electric light and power stations of Iowa Gains are reported during the decade 1902 1912 The number of establishments increased from 169 to 223 or 32 per cent and the income amounted to in 1912 as compared with in 1902 or an Increase of 181 per cent The total horsepower developed by all engines was in 1902 as compared with in and of which amount water wheels developed in 1902 to in 1912 or an Increase of 19S per cent The output of stations in 1912 amounted to kilo watt hours against in 1902 The total expense waa in 1912 and In 1S02 hamberlain The fuse attached to the bomb connected with a photog raphers lamp In which a candle had been burning The flame was ex tinguished by the wind however A post card to Reginal McKenna home secretary was found nearby It the words militancy is not dead but tf you are not already you will ADOPT BUDGET Special to The GlobeGazette Tokio Feb 12 The Japanese house of representatives today adopt ed the hudget which provides an ap propriation of spreac over years for the expansion ol the navy The Committees Report committee on resolutions Special to The aiolieGnKotU 131 Paso Feb ot th United States border patrol today re sumed the search at dawn for bandof Mexicans who last nigh headed south across the Rio Grand from the American side carryin arms and supplies in violation of th neutrality laws to join the tedern forces at some unknown point o harass the rebel garrison at Juarez So far as the American cavalry offi cers could learn the plot was t capture the corral of horses and sad dies at Ysleta thirteen miles eas of here and rush the animals acros the river Part of the plan miscui ried for the rush to the other sid was precipitated before many horse could be stolen The alarm reaohe General Hugh Scott in command i Fort Bliss about 10 p ra Rancher and others telephoned Into the cit telling of an unusual number ot cov ered automobiles near Ysleta Most of the machines were laden with under canvas covers In quiry at Vsleta indicates there were about a hundred of these automo biles Mrs Mary ONeill night tele phone operator at Ysleta gave as her opinion that the machines all were unloadedIn the corrals from which the horses were stolen A number of machines she saw at 3 oclock this morning when with lights out and their loads discharged the big cars reappeared and dashed toward El Paso All night and day the Ameri cans searched among the bushes and stunted cottonwood trees which dot the sandy plain and watched the three principal fords between Ysleta and Socorro three miles east of Ysleta but could get no sight of their quarry To all appearances the Mexl tnuqua on cans escaped with their plunder ST PETERSBURG DISPATCH TELLS OF ARREST OF TAILOR MURDERED HOY HAD MANY STAB WOUNDS Supposed o Have Been Accused Mans Son But it is Asserted Wns Child ol n Of ficer Colonel George Barnett has been chosen by President Wilson to head the Marines Corps when the present commandant Major Gen W P Diddle retires some time in March Colonel Barnett will be made a ma jor general Mis regular station now is tiie Philadelphia Navy Yard but at present he is On a cruise with a brigade of marines with the Atlan tic fleet He is a graduate of the Naval Academy to which he ap pointed from Wisconsin to The London Feb central news dispatch from St Petersburg reports the arrest of A Pashkoff a TewlsU tailor forty miles from Kiev in con nection with the murder Dec 9 of n boy known as Yoshal Pashkoff sup posed to have been the tailors son lUtmil Rumors of ritual murder spread and exhumation of the body was or dered by the authorities A woman called as a witness declared the mur dered lad was really the son of a Christian law court official named Taranthevitch employed at Vitomir from which place the boy had fled The arrest of Pashkoff resulted from the Investigation Thirteen wounds wero found iu the boys neck Waterloo M to His Home Hancock Feb the hermometer outside registered 1 2 be ow zero an electric fan was set buzzing in the council chamber while he congressional committee was in session on the copper strike inquiry The air was so heavy In the densely packed hall that Chairman Taylor shivering in his great coat started a cold wave In circulation by the fan The 111 feeling beneath the veneer of politeness which the opposing coun have shown toward each other hus far became apparent when At orney Hilton for the strikers read Into record a number of pay slips for the avowed purpose of proving a system at once unfair and oppres The slips showed the mining com panies were accustomed to take out of an employes pay the amount he owed the storekeeper sometimes leaving nothing Counsel for the op erators made heated objections Boatswain Given Authority Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb Daniels has telegraphed Boatswain Wilkinson commanding the tug Potomac ice bound In the Gulf of St Lawrence full power to exer cise Ills discretion in extricating the boat and her crew from their peril ous situation Meanwhile the revenue cutter An droscogfiin is nearlng Halifax to await further orders made their report thia morning plac ing the convention on record as fa voring legislation that would protect the consumer agairat misrepresenta tion of goods and give fuller knowl edge of merchandise Truthful ad vertising was also recommended and approved by the couvcentlon A few changes were made in tho bylaws by the committee la chargo High Business Idenls Throughout the conversion the association lias stood for higher ideals in business and has manifest ed thia spirit in the shop talk and the addresses The 10th annual meeting of ISO clothing men of the state of Iowa has been one of the most successful In the history of the association After about six years of unsatisfactory conventions the as sociation woke up one year to the fact that the members coujcl and should do things For the last four years membership and fnterest have increased rapidly Fine Banquet Nearly three hundred men mem bers of and visitors at the Iowa Retail Clothiers Association con vention and business and profession al men of Mason City sat down promptly at 7 oclock last evening the banqijat spread in the auditori um of the Pythian Temple The attendance at the banquet was much larger than had been at first expected it being necessary to prepare tablea for an overflow meeting In one ot the other rooms of the building However there was food In profusion of the same high quality that has made the Pythian Sisters catering popular ao there waa no chance for complaint on that score The banquet opened with an invocation by Rev Dr James E Wagner of the First Methodist church who Invoked divine blessing upon the members of the association in their efforts to raise their busi ness to a higher plane and the sing Ing of the Iowa song lead by the Special to Tho GlobeGazette Waterloo Feb by illness on his way to hia home in the outskirts of the city from the down town district last night Clifford Pet erson froze to In Chautaucjua park His body was found this morning Chautauqua Park is out from the city on the Cedar Falls in erurban and is frequentedbut little during the winter months horses and ammunition NORWOOD LOSES SCHOOL BUILDING Fire Destroys Grammar School This Morning Furniture Is From Chimney Snved Tupper to Mexico Special to The GlolicGaxetto Washington Feb Henry Allen Tupper special peace commis sioner of tho international peace forum is coming to Mexico without any official standing according to Secretary Bryan Bryan declined to lake any statement as to Tuppers isson sayng only that he had seei doctor In Washington Leaving t to he inferred that the subject o ho talk was the possibility of hasten ng the conclusion of peace in Mexi o The state department has given o instructions to Charge OShaugh essy to protest against publication n Mexlcnn newspapers of articles Isparnging to President Wilson and as no knowledge that OShauc lessy done so PLEADED XOT Special to The GlobeGazette Memphis Feb 12 C Hunter Halne president of the Mercantile bank which closed its doors Monday as the result of the alleged defalca tion of the president estimated to reach entered a plea of not fiuilty when arraigned in criminal court Raine previously pleaded guil ty when arrested on a bench warrant charging embezzlement Empyrean Ijjtton Not Here Following the course in gastron omy mental pablum was served In the shape of addresses by members of the association and by Mnson City men Secretary C E Wry of the con vention had bad news for those as sembled who had expected and hoped last night to hear Henry C Lytton president of the Hub Store of Chi cago who is admittedly the largest clothing retailer In the United States Mr Wry received a telegram yesterday however saying that Mr Lytton had bem called to New and would be unable to be present Continued on page Special to The GIoboGazette Northwood Feb 1 2 Sparks from the chimney set fire to the Grammar school building here about oclock this morning and by the structure had been destroyed All furniture was saved The flames caught In the belfry which for years has been a nesting place for pigeons sparrows and swal lows by which it had been well lined with straws and other quick burning material The firemen responded promptly and did all that they could but the fire had gained such head way and the whole building waa so Inflammable that their efforts to check the fire though they worked bard and water pressure was good were unavailing It wag soon seen that the building could not be saved so tho firemen devoted themselves to saving the contents of the build ing all in cluding the school libraries etc Tho text books saved represented large salvage to the district aa Northwooc has some years taken advantage ol the right of cities to furnish books andall those in the building belonged to the public Use Churches The building Is practically a tota loss It was a brick veneered four room structure erected in 1881 ant had for years been considered unsafe The wood work was BO dry that ll burned like tinder making a spec taeular fire The fire was kept from the new modern primary schoo located in the same block Tho insurance Is President M H Kepler othe members of the school board anc Supt Dwells are busy this af ternoon arranging for Uie use of th basements and parlors nc churches of the city for school They were able to remove desks furniture maps books Jencijil Freight Agent Miller and M T Golden His Assistant Cull on Shippers of Mason City S F Miller general freight agent of theNorthwestern and M T Gold en assistant freight tgent of the same baliwlck wore In the city to day dispensing a counterpart of to days weather which was snappy crisp and radiant with sunshine That is the effect of their visit at the division headquarters and at tho of fices and places of business where they received n fair share of the bus iness of the concerns General Freight Agent Miller has the warm and velvet palm that radi ate the thrlMs of camaraderie and his assistant has the seductive voice of his name that hypnotizes As a winter resort they declared Mason City a little the best they had en countered on their trip and as a progressive burg it took first rank In the municipal order of lalnpaloo sas When they left the latch strings they discovered hanging out for them must have reminded them of the copious fringe on a cowboys buckskin suit Kcdfield Siiys Medium Sized Munu fueturci Ts Governing Factor in TrustProblems Washington Feb Tledfksld in the opening discussion on the pending trust legislation be fore the Chamber of Commerce of the United States declared the law of maximum production at minimum cost which operates in favor ot well organized independent manufactur ing concerns of medium size is the governing factor in the trust prob lems Redfleld did not touch on any bills before congress He declared manufacturing trusts had not suc ceeded in eliminating manufacturers in any line The greatest return on Invested capital was paid he said by those Independent companies In competition with trust organizations SENATOR ASSAULTED HER or tho present There are enough halls BO there will be no rouble In accommodating the chil dren The high school and four ower grades are not affected Means New School A movement was already under way to call an election to vote on a jond issue for a now school house s the one that burned was consld red antiquated Inadequate and un sanitary The new school matter is now brought to a head and the eioc lon will probably be held soon Talk today Is to the effect that the city should erect a modern school and sufficient for all needs or years to come In the place of the one burned today MAY IW3MAIX Officers Decide to Per mit Them in Country Charles Orlln and family Lithuan ians will be allowed to remain In tliis country according to Inspector F II Stretton so long as Orlin be haves himself and supports his fam ily Orlln is tho foreigner who was in Jail for tho illegal transportation of liquor at the time his family ir rlvrcl from Europe He appealed Ills case and was released from serving thirty days in jail that he might pro vide for Ills family Inspector Stret ton Investigated their case and ha decided that so long as the family do not cause any trouble or become pub Jic charges they maj remain In this country but if at any time it is nee essary to deport them a warrant Is ready for the purpose Orling diffi culties are not yet emied aa the charges against him of transporting liquor are not settled and he may be asked to pay his fine of would he an Irs Minnie Bond Takes Wit ness Stand in Diimaee Suit Against IJHW iimlter t roru OlcluhoHKt to Tho GlobeGazette Oklahoma City Feb 12 Mrs VTlnnie E Bond gave her version In district court here today of what oc urred at a Washington hotel March 4th last when she alleges she was ittacked by United States Senator Thomas P Gore of Oklahoma Mrs Jond seeks damages The woman on the witness stand that she was seized by Gore while discussing with him In a hotel oom the prospects of her husband Julian Bond obtaining a federal ap olhtment The Jury which was completed yesterday after fiftysix prospective jurors had been exeam ed is composed in the majority of young farmers There are six demo crats five progressives and one so cialost Sensational Story Oklahoma City Feb 12 Mrs Bond on the witness stand related a sensational story of tho alleged at tack on her by Gore She testified that after she refused to accede to the blind senators demand in a hotel room he grabbed her threw her on tho bed broke her glasses cut her hands and fnco and bruised her and only released her when others camo Into the room KKXSHAW FUNKRAL AT Hanford Fob of tho largest funerals ever soen In this section was that of Mrs George Ren shaw the services being hold at the Hantord church at eleven oclock this morning The church was filled to overflowing and many of tho men who attended to pay their respects were obliged to remain outside Mrs Renshaw was BO beautiful a charai ter so Ideal a wife and mother and so beloved as a neighbor that the great concourse of mourners was but a just tribute and a comforting dem onstration of her hold on the affec tions and good will of her neighbors and friends Nellie Stevens daughter of Mr and Mrs Lyman C Stevens who sur vive her was tho oldest of the two Bisters in a family of eight and she waa always a great favorite The six brothers who survive her Fred Mer ton Arthur Roy thigh and Glonu acted as pall bearers and with tiie oilier surviving sister Mrs J W Ezra and t daughter a beautiful girl of four years her bereft hus band parents and a long line of sor rowing friends followed the remains to tho last resting place at tiie ceme tery nt Owens Grove Mrs Renshaw was born on the Lyman Stevens farm fortytwo years ago and had she liv ed till Washingtons birthday would have celebrated her eleventh wed ding anniversary She was always a dutiful daughter thoughtful for her Irothera and sisters a Joy to her husband and little daughter and the constant aourco of good nature and sunshine in every circle Eho waa a member of tlia Hanford church and will bo greatly missed not only in her own home but in the vicinity of Ilanford whore she lived Her death came ns a shock to her friends for she was sick but a few days the vic tim of pneumonia following an op eration for peritonitis vener able father and all the sorrowing family have the slncercst sympathy Improve Missouri Washington Feb addition al itemb in the new river and hnr bor bill as formally announced the Missouri river is down for an ap propriation of from the mouth to Kansas City from Kansas City to Slour City and 000 from Sioux City to Fort Banton horn of their largo circle of friends WAS XOT SUICIDE Investigations by Dr Long coron er reveal that A W Gryce the ne gro wbo dropped dead yesterday at his home on Railroad avenue diej of heart disease and that there wore no suicidal Indications Funeral ar rangements can not be made unti tho insurance company In which h carried a life insurance policy ia heard from Gryce hns TO ;