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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1916, Mason City, Iowa GlobeGazetto Telephones For Editorial Rooms Call 28 For Business office call 32 WEEKLY REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS Fiiir tonight and cuidrr tonight rising teinpcr itturo Iriluy VOL xxiu MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24 1916 NO 108 ADVANCES IN VERDUN SALIENT ARE REPORTED THIS AFTERNOON SIGHTING CONTINUES WITH MUCH INTENSITY Loss Village of Brabant Is Now Admitted by French Wai Office Bui Claim Line Un broken With a quarter of a million Germans hurling themselves at the French lines iu a great ef fort to breftk through the west ern front oud take the fortress of Verdun all interest centered in that quarter and tho latest reports indicate tho Germans have advanced close to within five miles of Verdun To toko Verdun is one of the chief ambitions with which tho German crown prince has been credited The present effort is his command on a scale that Indicates tho most deteraihi ed effort yet of his nnnios to hreak down tho barriers with which the French have protect ed their stronghold Thegreat wattle is raging With fury both sides keeping up continuous from nil avail r artilleryand throvring masses at troops into the fray at nuniejous points Losses on both sides aro extremely heavy Attorneys Tell What Main Features of Their Cose Will Mny Take the Stand Special to The Chicago Feb principal features in the defense of William Orpet accused of the murder of Mar Ian Lambert according to the attor neys for the defense are as follows The girl was not on the morning of death and never had beon in a deli cate condition She deliberately had deceived Orpet about the matter There was no reason for taking medi cine Accessibility to the poison was as teasy to the girl as to The defense will contend that the girl ended her own life Whether Or pet will take the witness stand will depend upon how strong Ui3 states caBe turns out to be I OF AFFAIRS HE EARNEP HIS tun MONEY H6BOINO THE T Information About Accident This Morning Carefully Suppressed by Local Representatives Special to The OlobeGazette Berlin Feb gains for the Germans in the region north the French fortress Verdun are reported by the war office The statement says the entire wooded iistrict northwest and northeast of Beaumont also the Forest of Herbe la in the possession of the Germans Announcement is also made the capture by the Germans of the vil Uages of Brabant Haumont and Sa jmogneux in the Verdun region Samogneux is about one mile south Haumont the loss of which was admitted yesterday by the French It miles north of tho great for tress Verdun Line Not Broken r Paris Feb contin uea with undlminished Intensity in the region north of Verdun the French war office announced Loss the village of Brabant Is admitted the war office The war office announces howver that the French i line not been broken at any point Bombard Metz Paris Feb squadron of French aeroplanes yesterday bom Vbarded tie railroad station on the iOUtskirts of Mfctz and also the gas tank A greet fire was observed the war office reports Special to The GlobeGazette Kaiser Is There London Feb Wil im has established his headquar alters at the Germans position facing MVerdun according to information re coived from Berlin by the Evening lews via Copenhagen The dls latch dated yesterday says According to information roceiv from Berlin Tmparor William since hla visit to the Balkans has foeen In Belgium and France His headquarters have now been remov fad to near Verdun It is reported tthat tho emperor is more energetic Jlthan ever and making daily speeches to troops and encouras Jng the soldiers not to yield Em fberor William is Inspired to defeat the French army at any In the second accident of the night at he companys terminals here four cars were derailed and two of them sent into the ditch at tho M St L Yards at 3 oclock this morning when through freight No 94 clashed into a strlrg of cars that were being backed down on the main track Two of tho cars were loaded with flour and two were flat cars loaded with granite slabs billed to J G Melson of this city The force of the col lision telescoped one of these flat cars into the car loaded with flour completely demolishing one end of the box car them both nto the ditch The end truck was loaded wibh barrels and he other end contained sacks Most f the flour in this car was lost al hough the other carload was not so adly damaged Several of the large pieces of ranite were broken on the flat cars ut little damage was done to the ars The body of the second box ar was not so badly damaged as the irst but the trucks were torn loose o that the body had to be loaded onto anoUher flat car Compivra ively little damage was done to the rack A Milwaukee wrecher was ireased into service and the track vas cleared shortly before noon to day Thus far M St L officials have lot yet announced their decision as o whose carelessness or mistake caused tho accident Those in charge at the local station and other em ployes had sealed lips today liolli re garding this accident and the strik ng of the Loring automobile earlier n the night by the switch engine t was said that employes had been forbidden by those higher in author ty to give out any Information about accidents ROBINS OPENS REVIVAL AT DARTSMOTJTH Hanover N Feb 24 Ray mond Robins of Chicago exminer lawyer reformer and authority on labor questions will conduct Dart mouths evangelistic campaign which opens tomorrow Mr Robins it I meeting with success in his year of JfOvangellstJc woyk to which he has u pledged himself SOLITARY CELT FOR PRANKS ASSAILANT 1 Atlanta Feb j Crben life prisoner at the state prlsoa at MHledgoville who has been chained to a concrete post for the sakeof safety evar since his attack upon Leo M Frank la being freed of h5s chains land placed In a solitary confinement call Two new solitary cells are be ing installed FIVE CHILDREN HAVE NAMES ALIKE YKT STILL UNLJKE Feb first names of the five children Mr and Mrs O B Cobb of Allerton contain the same four letters yet no two of the names are spelled alike The par ents admit they were a bit hard press ed to figure out possible combinations of the letters yet four of the chil drens names are rather common The names of the five are Arlo Orla Rola Lora and Laro LEWIS FIGHTS AT ST LOUIS St Louis 24 Ted Lewis and Harry Trendall a local boxer will meet at the Coliseum to night for a ten round bout CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS Dea Molnes Feb ning today a series of consolidated school elections will be held In Iowa Several such elections have been hold within the last few days Among those to be held soon are Van Wert Fob 24 Hearing Feb 24 Miles Feb 25 Klrksville Feb 26 Auburn Feb 27 Persia Feb 28 Little Cedar March 1 UNCLE BILLY SMITHS WILL BENEFITS SL1N1 Decortih Feb will of Wll llam II Smith better known as Uncle who died last weel has been admitted to probate To eight of his relatives ho gave each and to six To two others he left each In trust with E j Curtin as trustee I is impossible at this time to estimate the amount of the estate he left bu he had two houses and lots In De corah 400 acres of farm land in Bluffton township and some cash in banks He devised that after al these bequests tad been paid the bal anoa should go to the Decorah hos pita ugh H Shepard nrchnscs Three TligOnfl for Cen tral American Service From Ihitrit Company Special to The GlobeGazette San Francisco Feb 24 Pur chase from the Royal Dntoli West ndia Mail of three large steamships y the Pacific Mall Company under ho Joint control of the American international Corporation of New York and W H Grace and company of San Francisco is announced here The deal it is reported involved close to four dollars and was closed in New York Inte yesterday The vessels will be placed in the jentrai America and Panama aerv ce The statement is made that two more vessels of similar construction will be added to the fleet Vessels purchased are the Venezuela Colom bia and Ecuador sister ships oiR Trouble IJctivpcn Two JloiuiiiOiit Iowa Men in Dismissed in Court Wilh Preju jpocinl to The GloboGnsette Fort Dodge Fob long standing feud ended to day when tliB third party paid coals source to remain unknown and filed the followingstipulation It Is agreed by tlie parties here to tluit whereas costs herein have been paid this case is dismissed with and neither party is to in any way make any newspa per or verbal reference to or publi cation oil this suit or this stipula Mark Sullivan Says Lawyer working fo Magazine it Ptnchof Was PLUMOHS HOSOR DALY Mason City Ufan Is Klectid Vice Urcsirtent of Town Orwnizat ion Clinton Feb M Wilson of Washington was elected president of the Iowa Master Pluinberff associa tion here last night Other officers are Thomas Daly of Mason City vico president Sidney Smtlh of Waterloo secretary William Rodelske of Des Molnes organizing secretary W D Hogan of Sioux City treasurer President J n Thomas of Dos Moines withdraw from 1h0 race for rcelectlon and was named o tin di rectorate COMING TO AMES FOR UKIAS Ames Feb southwest ern college presidents W B Bizzell of the Agricultural and Mechanical College Texas and J W Cantwell of Oklahoma Agricultural and Me ohanlcal college have been on the campus at Iowa State college the past two days making a study of its equipment and its work These two presidents wore particu larly interested in the work In ag ricultural engineering engineering extension and In veterinary medicine DEMAND ACTION Special to he QlobeGazotte Washington Feb 24 Pressure for action warning Americans off of armed ships made little progress In Congress CJamor for a clear ex planatlou of the presidents position this afternoon rs Hut Clinion Officer Knocks As sailant Down Clinton Fob hand to hand combat between Sheriff Ramsey and Joe ATalvin featured a raid on a local house last night A wngon load of as evi denot for charges of bootlegging which will be brought against Mer man Carstcnsen owner of the house During the raid Joe Melvin out or bond ehnrgedd with stealing chickens crept up on sheriff and struck Jihii on the side of thc heart The blow did not fell tiie officer Whoel quickly about Ramsey replied with a left hook to the jiw which carried his assailant off his feet Melvin later pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and battery and was fined Carstenson will be brought up before the grand jury on the bootlegging charge FARMERS RAILWAY IS SOLD Iowa Omaha Short Line Inrcbns ed for Was Ruilt at a Cost of and Bankrupted Several Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb 24 Mark Sul livan editor of Colliers Weekly told the senate committee investigating tho nomination of Louie Brandeis for the supreme court of the United States that Brand els was employed by Colliers as an attorney In tlie BalllngerPinchot Investigation to protect its Interests and those of the Austen G Fox attorney for those opposing Brandeis had told the committee that Brandeis appeared is counsel For L R Glavls a former official of the land office about whom the charges against former ecretnry Ballinger centerd Mr Sullivan sivid Norman Hapgood edi tor of Colliers omployod ind no attempt was made to conceal he employment Fox asked the committee to aubponea Charles E iCelley a New York attorney whom he claimed had beon attorney for Colliers during the BallingerPln chot inn niry Fox said he would show that Brandeis told Kelly he did not wish the fact of bis employ ment by Colliers to be disclosed and iid not wish Kelloy to bo In the hearing room except as a spectator RURAL CARRIERS NEUTRAL Fort Dodge Feb 24 T P Larson of Kanawha retiring president of tlie rural mail carriers association of the tenth district emphasized yesterday that the carriers are not objecting to a lengthening of thc rural mail routes They arc strictly neutral so far as the effect of such increase is felt by the public Council Bluffs Fob Iowa Omaha Short Line fourteen miles long and owned by farmers has been sold by tho receiver to tho Lana Con struction company of Council Bluffs for The road was built by Col George W Adams at a cost of Sev eral onctlmo wealthy farmers have gono bankrupt in backing the road The Une occasionally has done a good business but of late has been handi capped by a big debt Th0 purchasing company was one of the heavy cred Itnrn Bottle Containing Letters From Com mjtndcr of the Ticked Up in tho North Sea Special to The London Feb bottle has Ijcen picked up from tlie sea contain ing the last messages from the com mander of Zeppelin L19 which was wmcked in the North Sea The mes sage was addressed to the command er parents wife and little son The last of th0 message stated that the airship hnd dropped that the crew wore says n Renter dis patuh from Copenhagen The yacht Stella picked up a bottle containing the messages from Com mander IJhle near Gothenburg Four letters were found two addressed to his parents and one each to bis wife and child The letters were written at successive periods The third suid tlie ulrsliip was then close to the and that the motors failed to act that all were expecting at any moment to drop The fourth loiter stated the air ship liiid dropped and the crew were drowning The Ll was wrecked shortly aft er a Zeppelin raid over England Ian nary Ml The captain of the trawler King Stephen reported encountering the Iviy in a sinking condition but did not attempt to rescue the Ger mans as they outnumbered his crew MACHINE GUNS FOR S U I Iowa City Feb guns mounted on motorcycles may soon be added to the equipment of tho military department of the univer sity Request for a machine gun de tachment was made to the govern ment by Lieutenant Phinney in June but the request was not granted until lately BIG PIG SALE IS HELD Knoxvlllo Feb Bros of Pleasantvllle In this county gold a drove of 180 pigs this week for The PUs totalled pounds in weigtit the youngest oi the lot nine montlw old lend tha oMnat Special to Tho GlobeGazette Kansus City Feb na tional farmers congress composed of real farmers and minus the usual del egations of business men convened lieer today to formulate plans for a permanent organization that will strive to perfect a market system for farm products The meeting was called by C D Resler of Chanute Kansas and I M Wright of Wauke sha Wisconsin representing a tem porary association According to the promoters it is g intention possible to organize i Farmers Association somewhat the nature of The Landwlrlachaftstrat in Germany that will look after the business end the producers affairs to establish market bureaus in all nmrlcet centers of UiR United Slates and a main central clearing house thus providing a system ot marketing that will be under thc supervision of CONGRESS AGITATED BY SIUK TO WAUN AMEHIC SHIPS DE AN WILSON MEN ST1UVE TO HOLD MAJORITY IN INE Sentiment Slay Up a Any Time in Form ol Comjms sioual Action TlisU Would Emlnnnss Diplomatic Siln Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Feb tor Goro today announced that lie would offer i coiHinrent res olution expressing it to the sense of congress thnt Ameri cans should keep off iirmcd lul ligcrent ships Stirh a resolution would differ from his flill for tho same in tbut it would nut require approval by tho president It seeks to re moyo n cause fir war the in American on nn armed belligerent ship Sonutor Gore sought to introduce his resolution and bill by unani mous IOUKCiir but Siimitoi Hriin degeo republican of Connecti cut objected and shut out tho proposal Senator jure will try ajjalu tomorrow Special to Thn GlobeGazelle Washington Feb assembled today with for action warning Americans off bellig erent ships overshadowngall other the producer and friendly to his luesUons President Wilsons sup tcrests a system that will be in a po sition to locate the demand as well as the supply and provide a means of jetting the two interests together on the most equitable and economical terms The meeting is to last three days Delegates were appointed by gover nors of several states while farm organizations named others No one was permitted a voice in the mooting unless he had credentials to show he was a fully qualified farmer Discussions of how to make farm life more attractive development of education for rural communities and several otlier subjects will be discuss ed during the convention The plans of those having the meeting ia charge are Unit the delegates themselves will deliver the addresses each being given the opportunity fully to discuss conditions It has heen proposed that the new organization be known as the Na tional Farmers Association of Amer ica A U 3VHKELER TO RECEIVE ORDER OF TRMPLE DEGREE Benevolence Lodge No 145 A K and A M met In special session last night and conferred the third de gree upon two candidates Enrl Bar low and Harold Main Curtis Yel Itxnd was examined In tho second de gree and will receive tho third at tho next session Antioch Commnmlery No 43 Knights Templar will meot tonight and confer the Order of the Temple upon jt L Wheeler On Friday ovpnlng Benevolence Chapter No 4fi will confer the Most Excellent Mas ters degree upon candidates Mem bers of the Clear Lake chapter have been incited to attend and a largo attendance is expected Refresh ments will bn served following the work porters worker hard to hold thc ad ministration forces in line and keep the question from the floor of con gross apprehensive that smoulder ing sentiment might suddenly up to embarrass diplomatic negoti ations with Germany The legislative situation in both houses favored the administration forces Senate was in the legisla tive day of yesterday which prevent ed the subject from coming up with out unanimous consent Tho situation in the house is simi lar but not so secure Word was sent to the cupitol again that tho presidents opposition to nny action by congress was Unshaken Admin istration officials outside of con gress express n confidence that the presidents position would he sup ported It Is apparent that much of the chafing In congress is rlue to the lack of Information ofthe pres idents attitude The foreign affairs committee be gan a canvass of tho Honttment In the bouse to develop the extent to which resolutlonB of warning would be supported arid at the same tlmo disclose tlio opposition Statements that tho agitation had attained the proportiono of n revolt against the presidents policy were flatly denied Likewise statements that the democrats have given the president a certain time forty Honor Mr Employes of the Peoples Gas Electric company entertained at tho offices of the company last evening In honor of E 3 Gage retiring chief clerk of the local office who will In a few days onter other busi ness here Mr Gago has been chief clerk since shortly aftor the present owners took the business over and besides being very efficient in hand ling the work of the office has been at all times considerate of the otlier employes and they have a feeling of warm friendship for him Abot thirtyfive employes of tho company attended the evening be ing spent with games and mualc Befor6 the party broke Up refresh ments were jBj eight hours it is stated to change his policy wore absolutely by everyone to whom they were at tributed One possibility wns that tho wholn proposition lie reduced to a proposal that congress express the sen Union t that Americans should not bring their country Into daiiKor of war by traveling on ships which Ger many had announced sho will sink without warning Tt pointed out thnt such action would be onile dif ferent than legislation prohibiting Americans from taking passage on uch ships could not be viewed as a surrender of rights Democrats of the house of foreign affairs com mittee have agreed that the tech nical question of the rijht of Ameri cans to travel on armed ships is not worth risking war over Special to The Chicago Fob 24 Disturbing rumors that drastic consequence would result from the tension be tween Washington and Berlin ro gardlng Germanys submarine pol icy caused a break of more than Etjven cents a bushel In tho price of wheat tis compared with valus ourrnt erlier In the session Tho gist of thc rumora was that tho handing of passports to tho German was imminent ;