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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22 1917 NO 85 Skogland Had Five Amen cans Aboard When Attack ed by U Boat WAS GIVEN BUT TEN MINUTES j One Injured According to Consular Crew Landed Safely Kitty Must Go They Say that the big White Star Imei Celtic hit a mine was back to Liverpool in a damaged condition were brought lieve to dav by passengers on the American liner Philadelphia from Liverpool llr Feb sinking by a German submarine of jS the Swedish steamer Skogland which filbad five Americans aboard after the vew was given ten minutes totake tt their boats is reported by Consul General Hurst at Barcelona Spain m 1 a7 message to the state department Kno one was injured and the crew was Handed safely at Tarragons Spam The Skogland 1837 tons net sail ed from Norfolk January 26 agnoli Italy Consul General Hurst i the dispatch said there were twentysix In the crew five whom Claim American citizenship The Skogland was stopped in the lediterranean by a submarine six Lilies south of Tarragona Spain on February 18th and the crew given ten amtnutes to take to the boats As the crew left sailors from the went aboard and Placed bomb which was exploded and des troyed the ship The crew landed at Tarragona after seventeen hours in London announce British steamer Corso has been The British steamer Perseus was also sunk kl Paris Feb is officially an Hiouhced that the Dutch steamship Ambon and a British trawler have Pvbeen sunk New Minister to Mexico Special Shipments to Towns and Cities of V that Are in That there are cats in the United States one to every fourtl person IB the assertion of Dr Frank Chapman of the American Museum of Natural History and acting on that Theodore Douglas Robinson nephew of Colonel Roosevelt member of the lower house of ant th REPLY IS MADE TO CHICAGO DEMANDS legislature of New York has intro duced a bill which if it becomes T law will require every owner of a cat In New York state to pay a li cense of 75 cents a year Cats ac cording to Dr Chapman every year do damage to the sum of 000 to the farmers of the Mississippi Valley They eat so many wild birds that the cinch bugs thrive and thus eat the crops The total damage caused by cats every year is declares to be Say Need of Absolute Em bargo on All Freight But Foodstuff Not Needed Philadelphia Feb orderly scenes occurred in tho southeastern port of the city populated hvrgely by people of foreign birth today when bands of women inado a demonstration jvgainst dealers who have raised food prices In the meleo between a crowd of women and others attracted to one of the streets where tho stores were being attacked a wo man was knocked down and trampled upon and taken to a hospital with a broken leg The police succeeded in dispers ing the crowd without any sert onsJnjury being done President Pledges Anew His Fealty to Stars and Stripes Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb Wilson participated in the Washing ton day exercises here at which tre juentreference was made to sent fnternatibnal situation It Is much less of an adventure to write history than try to enact tie pres ident said in presenting a gold medal to a school boy for writing an essay Washington D Feb threatened food and fuel shortage in many localities caused by freight congestion and car shortage seemed today to have been averted by dras tic orders of the railroads cooperat ing with the interstate commerce commission to rush special ship ments to needy towns and cities The American Railway association officials declared danger of an inad equate supply of living necessities because of transportation problems was lessened greatly within the last two weeks arid possibility of a genT eral shortage throughout the east was slight BETTER WEATHER Woman Member for Compensation Board Demand for Fuel Is to Some Extent Cut Down at Aus trian Capital MORE FOODSTUFFS AVAILABLE ALSO Frozen Rivers Shut Down Flour Mills and They Also Are Operating Again on history The president pledged his FebTs The Ameri I Another Neutral Paris Feb of the Norwegian steamship Alice and the luaslan steamer Sigrid is also an abunced RETURN TO CAMP Paso Texas Feb na Itional guard companies now patroll tlng the border in this district have been ordered back totheir camps to for the departure to their states Their places on the patrol line will be taken by regular troops of General Pershlng a force The transfer Lwlll be made tomorrow Senate Passes New Bone Dry Law feSneclal to the GlobeGazette T Des Moinea Iowa Fob senate today passed the Whltmore blli making the place of delivery of liquor the place of sale r The bill if passed by the House would permit prosecution of any car rler who brings liquor into the state Itis believed it wJU shut off absolute ly any liquor shipment for personal fcbr any other use except 03 a medi legiance anew to the American flag and with the remainder of the audl ence including members of tho cabi net diplomats and congressmen stood at salute while the pledging of al legiance was repeated The exercises were held under joint auspices of the of the American Revolution oC the American Revolution and Sons of thp Revolution Tnft Mtikes Speech Washington D Feb T1J13 can Railway Association has issued a statement here today on behalf of Its car servica commission fn the car shortage in reply to a request made upon eastern railroads yesterday by President Griffin of the Chicago Board of Trade that embargoes be imposed upon all east bound com modities except fuel and foodstuffs The associations committee asserts the representatives of the Chicago board who appeared before the car commission in Washington were as sured everything would be done to meet the emergencies grain men had shown no It was asserted to the commission the statement says that two per cent of the cars Chicago needed were for r grain birthday of George Washington never comes without finding in our national affairs an issue sometimes a crisis in meeting which we can derive aid from Washingtons advice hia exper ience and his former Presi dent Taft declared here today at the annual commemoration day exercises at Johns Hopkins University As we stand on the brink of hos tilities with Germany and Mr Taft added his Injunction to the American people that the best mode of securing peace is proper for war comes home to New York IJcsy New York Feb Barber Shop Real Estate Office and Newspaper Plant Wrecked Last of Viro Unknown Rockwell Feb buildings in the main part of this town occupied by the Bowers Sctiultz barber the real estate office Grummon1 Gruninibn Tribune nowowned by Paul Keith were to tally destroyed by fire last night The buildings were worth about each making the loss on them about Grummon and Grummon were able to save all their furniture and files and part of the Tribune equipment was saved but all the equipment of the barber shop worth about a thousand dollars was destroyed The Tribune people could have got out more of their machinery and type but it was at first thought the build g could be saved However the g newspaper press was dismantled nd saved most of the type cases arefully carried to safety with but ew of them pied and the subscrip on lists and books of account were 11 saved It is estimated that the Tribunes Vienna via London Feb Intensely cold weather has passed and a thaw set in which has solved the fuel difficulty and incidentally greatly facilitated importation of foodstuffs Flour mills which were shut down owing to frozen rivers are again op erating and full bread rations are once more in force Emperor Charles has been a tire less worker in the campaign to re lieve economic conditions and the Imperial teams are coal for the population As a result of the monarchs Intervention street cars are still running day and night MARTIAL Practically in Effect at New Britain Conn New Britain Feb Martial law in effect prevails here to day and patrol by two companies of National Guard called out by Gover nor Holcom will probably continue several days Guards around many large facturlng establishments have been reinforced These precautions are i Mrs Frances Axtell of Beiliughan Bay Washington has been named b tho president for member of th worklngmen3 compensation boan and as a consequence the woman suf fragists in the national capital lion ized her when she arrived Sh earned her place by the hard wor she did in the Washington legisla ture toward obtaining minlmun wage legislation for women To Confer with Federal Board About Fixing of Prices for Six Months HOPED TO REDUCE PRESENT PRICES f Things Are Normal at End of Six Months Trade Com mission to Drop Control Athletes to Give Demonstration Washington D Feb news print manufacturers began ar riving here today for a conference with tho federal trade commission on the proposal of the commission to fix news print prices for a period of six months Manufacturers repre senting about onethird of the pro duction of the United States and Can ada have signed the proposal Those coming who did not join in the sug gestion are here at tlio request ot the commission which their views on it The restoration of free competi tion In the news print paper manu facture It the aim of tho commission and if It accepts the proposal it will work with that purpose in view At the end of aix months the commis sion feels the condition in the news print industry will so have been shaped that unrestrained competition will insure fair and equitable prices Ij FIGHT AT FT DODGE Will on Free Exhibition of Phy sical Training Work Tomorrow Night at Armory tho result of seven fires last night six of them of incendiary origin EDUCATORS AT KANSAS CITY Kansas Feb annual convention of the department ofV National Education Association which opens here tonight from all appearances will be the largest winter convention ever held by tho organization More than members arrived today and it is expected that many more will be in town when the regular ses sions get under way tomorrow conttnued their demonstration Des Feb Veeds which the farmers of the state exterminate as pests are worth mill ions of dollars if cultivated and dis osed of to pharmacists according to atements made here at the recent onvention of state pharmacists as jciatlon It was stated that a quack grass grows in the northern tier of Two Hundred Suits of Pajamas Claimed Teuton Diplomat Special to The GlotieGaxotte Halifax N Web of the German embassy secreiarler re turning to Germany witli former Am bassador von on steam ship Frederick VIII is reported to have 200 suits of Pajatuns in his pos session In the baggage nearly all other members of the naft cotton goods known to be scarie in Germany are plentiful the customs inspectors discovered In view of the oVise association be tween cotton and explosives it was understood the examiners will take some of the excess clothing from the Germans against the high cost of living today and police suppressed outbreaks In various parts of the city Dozens of push carts were over turned and their contents destroyed and the owners attacked Two wo men were arrested charged with as sault and later released Hundreds of women some with ba bies in their arms acted as pickets before the provision stores in an of fort to establish a boycott SONG WRITER DIES Lav ccmi Author of Casey Jones Away Special to The GlabeGazettn Lon Angeles Feb 22 T rence Selbert author of the song Casey Jones died yesterday THE DAY IN7 NEW YORK New York Feb 22 Observanc of Washingtons birthday was mor general in New York than ever be fore Public buildings busines houses clubs hotels and private res dences from the Battery to th northern limits of the Bronx flun tho stars and stripes to the breeze i celebration of the day Numerous social and national and church organizations offered programs ann the Boy Scouts and semimilitary or ganizations took a prominent part In the celebrations oss is about making a total oss of about in the fire Origin Unknown The origin of the fire which start d about 11 P m is still unknown artles passing shortly before tha our saw nothing out of the way but oon after the fire broke out The barber shop building was an jld frame structure separated on the east from Dr Bradys office building y a four foot alley and on the wea abutting the Grummon building Th alley made it possible to save Dr 3radys office though it was some what scorched and often in serlou danger but the flames soon broke hrough into the Glammon building but not however until all contents tiad been removed Practically all the men of the town had turned out to handle the hose and fight the fire and it was for a time thought that it would be pos sible to save the printing office ad joining but this could not be done and shortly before 1 a m that place was in flamea Pressure Goes Dqwn One thing that may have contrib uted to the loss of the printing office though some of the men who helped fight the fire and lost the most by it think it had little to do with the re ult waa the fact that the water CA1MTAJ PRIMPS FOR MARCH 5 Washington D Feb hough inauguration day still is ten days away the capital IB assuming a ay appearance Buildings along he Hnp of march are being decorat ed with tlve national colors as well is white and green the official In augiuaal scheme Almost all public juildings have been dressed in bunt ng and flags PLANS NEW HUIMHNO Rockwell Feb There will be great doins at the armory tomorrow night as the men who arc taking part In tho athletics under the direction of the Y M C A will give i public demonstration ot their work beginning at 730 oclock sharp No admission will be charged and as everyone is tibped that galleries will bo full of spectators when the first contest begins The demonstrations will con sist of volley ball indoor baseball and calisthenics This exhibition is put on in order to better acquaint the public with the athletic work at the armory As the opening contest the young business men will meet the Hamilton Univer Blty students in a game of volley ball after which the winners will play a team composed of bankers What promises to be the hottest game ol the evening will be a volley ban game between two picked teams of the older bnaluess man one captained by H A Washburn the other by V D Nelson Ten minutes ot calesthon ica in which all are to take part wilT follow and the last but not least num ber will be an indoor baseball game Northwestern va Lehlgh A game between these two teams ot cement Question of Electric Light Rates is Unsettled Fort Dodge Feb 22 Clmncea for a big legal fight to determine whether the Fort Dodge Gas and Electric company shall comply with an ordinance ordering a lowering of electric light and power rates look very good The company this week will file application In federal court for a temporary iestraln The council ordered the company to reduce its rates to the level named in a proposed franchise ordinance that was rejected by the voters at a recent election It waa apparent at the franchise ectioii that the voters wanted to alt and see what results will be ob ilned from Fort Dodges new 00 municipal hydroelectric plant ow being built across the Dea Moines ver before granting the company a ventyfive year franchise Tohnson has purchased the M F Sny der garage building and two lots across the alley south of Johnson and Geers store and plans to raze the present building and erect a one story brick garage 44x80 feet as soon as possible when tire frost goes ouit This will make a nice improvement for Rockwell OHIXESK ENVOY IS SPEAKER Providence R Fdb ingtons birthday was celebrated at Brown University today with an un usually elaborate program of exercls H K Wellington Koo the Chi nese minister to the United States lefivered the principal address of the lay ounties and which is considered In nlcal tothe soil by farmers costs rugglaTs two dollars a pound when conies in a pharmeutical prepara tion from German laboratories Other Jveeds have similar medicinal proper lies it was asserted One of the purposes of the meeting fef the State Pharmaceutists was to the general assembly to pass a law lermltting them to create a state und for a medical herb garden to be I seated somewhere In eastern Iowa such a garden were established it Jwas stated the price of certain cines could be greatly reduced Measures were taken at the con Ivention to prepare for a possible out break of hostilities resulting from the break in diplomatic relations be Kween the United States and Ger AT OHIO iColumbus Feb State University had Josephus Daniels sec etary of the navy as the chief orator at the exercises held today in con nection with the annual University Day celebration Other speakers on the program were Governor Tamos M Cox and President W O Thompson of the university Gerard at Madrid on Way Home from His Berlin Post Special to The GlobeGazette Madrid via London Feb James Gerard former American Am bassador at Berlin and party arrived here today on their way to the Unit ed SESSION AT Dallas Texas Feb of the Texas Independent Telephone association representing local tele phone companies throughout the state came to Dallas today for their annual convention The sessions will continue through the remainder ot the week Germans Repulsed Sharp Attacks by British in West makers is always tho occasion for ex citement This demonstration should not be missed by those interested in the work The admission Is free ev eryone is welcome Big Police Guard at Sugar Plants of Philadelphia Special to The GlobeGazette Philadelphia Feb 21 A large de tail of police today guarded the Dela ware river front In the vicinity of th Berlin via wireless to Feb sharp attack by xovosral British companies on the German lines in the vicinity of Armontleres is officially reported Thu British penetrated the German position but driven out ressure went down after the firsl lour and a half or so of the battle This probably let the fire burn aster but at no time was there no a fair supply of water and it Is prob able the flamea could not have been checked until they reached the brick ire wall of the Jackson meat market anyway At that brick wall adjoining tho printing offico on the west the citi zens who had backed up the dimin ishing supply ot water for the hose with a big and efficient bucket brig ade were able to atop the fire Threatened Village For two hours or more the firo threatened the entire business sec tion ot the village and the people of Rockwell are very thankful that tho fire came on a night when there was practically no wind and when the teniperaturo though it was so cold as to render the fire fighting very diffi cult was not as bitterly cold as on manv nights this winter Austrian Reply Apt to Cause Break of All Relations Special to The GlobeGazette Berne via Paria Feb trias reply to the United States do fining her position in the submarine warfare is knowu in Berlin according to the Frankforter Zeitung which predicts a breach of relations between Washington and Vienna Is inevitable MEETING OP CARRIERS New Britain Feb egatea from all over the state were In attendance here today at the an nual convention of the Letter Car riers Association of Connecticut T A McGulness of Norwich presided over the sessions which were devot ed almost wholly to routine business connected with the affairs of the or ganization sugar refineries where one man wa killed and more than u dozen persoi injured last night in a clash betwee strikers and sympathizers and tl police The men who went fo work at t Franklin and McCalian refiner where there has been a strike f several weeks were not moleslet Crowds were not permitted to congre gate near the scene of last nlglua trouble Tho atrikera demand an Increase of several cents an hour but MISSOURI PEACIO LEAGUE Jefferson City Feb elegates from all parts of the state mong them numerous men inpublic fe gathered in this city today for meeting to organize a Missouri state iranch of the League to Enforce 3eace Bomb Outrages on Chicago West Side Stirring the City Special to The GlobeGazette Chicago Feb nf two bombs on the west side caused considerable excitement today The first thought to contain dyna mite was exploded In the between two houses Eight families were driven into the cold liy the ex plosion which caused liulo damage Shortly afterward u second bomb was exploded on the stepu of a sa loon partly wrecking tho phicii and driving seventytwo faniiliw in tin adjoining apartment from beds the sugar companies refused to grant It on the ground it could not do so without raising the price of sugar FAILURE TO o All Insured were 200 killed this morning that were fairly well covered by In Yarrowdale Party Released at Last By the Germans Special to The GlobnGazoUfi Amsterdam via London Feb 22 dispatch received here from Ber lin saya the American sailors taktn to Germany on tho steamer Yarrow dale have been released The Ameri cans were released the dispatch saya after theGerman government woa in formed officially that German ships in America were not confiscated and the crews not iutorned WOMEN WANT TO Washington D Feb plan for a definite war service by the women of the United States will be outlined at a conference of the exe cutive council of the National Ameri can Woman Suffrage association here tomorrow It Is the desire of the of ficials of the organization as express ed in the call for the conference to have its two million women mem bers become of assistance Immediate ly to the nation instead of postpon ing as did tho women in England going to work In munition factories and other establishments until after the men had been called from the factories to the trenches Liner Philadephia Js Safe at New York Now York Feb American Line steamer Philadelphia from Liv erpool February 14 which was the first American liner to loavo Europe after Germanys declaration of un Irestricted warfare passed in at Sandy Hook tola morning Mnry 10 Root City De partment Store Clerk Asks for Hefrner he Man Sioux City Fcb Hcffner 1108 Pierce street a retired farmer has been sued for by Mrs Mary E Root a department store clerk who allogos that broke his promise to marry her Mr Heffner is a wealthy land owner Mrs Root states in her petition lira Root says that Heffner be gan paying her attention in the sum mer of On August 21 1910 she says Heffner proposed marriage to her and that she accepted him In October according to Root she began making preparations for her wedding She gave up her posi tion in a department store and ex pended to f0 for her wedding trousseau As the wedding day approached Mrs Root says Hoffnors began to wane and ho jilted her on Nov 20 Mrs Root says news lliat her gagement had been broken became tho talk of the neighborhood and that as a result sho has suffered tlon ;