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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1916, Mason City, Iowa GlobeGazette Telephones For Editorial Rooms Call 38 Fop Business office call 32 REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE NEWS NOT YESTKUDAYS Unsettled ami much colder to niKirt anil Tuesday probably ruin tinning to snow fresh shifting winds fs NO 81 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 25 1916 JAMES NECKEUMAN ALIAS OCONNOR MAKES FULL CONFESSION TO THE r SHERIFF IMPLICATES SHORTY Vvj HOGAN AN EXCONVICT Three Times and Veri fies Under Oath Detailed Ac count of the Robbery of Her mansen Clarks illeat Market Sunday Morning BLOODHOUNDS FOLLOW THE TRAIL TO HAUNTS OF MEN HELD FOR THE ROBBERY CLARION DOGS THOUGHT TO HAVE DONE GOOD WORK Jamea Neckerman alias Tames OConnor this morning confess ed to Sheriff Fred JIarsh ami Deputies Hurry Jtnnpp and Thomas Ixick that ho assisted Shorty Hoguu an oxconvict said to have four penitentiary records Iu tbo robbery of tho Clark meat mar ket Neckerniaiis name was first given out as Neclcerman and Hogan were arrested early yesterday after noon by Chief of Police tnx Jos Belchus house on Tuttlo street when the drag net was thrownout forpossible suspects Only iu the liu ihg of itis overcoat be his Joe fiel chug who was held nominally on a bootlegging charge the police having evi dence against him on that score is being questioned this after noon to see if he knows any thing about where the balance of the may have been planted Xeckemuui confessed when he was confionted with the facts that his shoes fitted foot prints Iu tho meat market basement that he nnd Kogaii answered the description of two men who wore seen by H A Burns rienv Uio market shortly before the robbery and that bloodhounds had followed a dear trail from the place to a iieighuorhood where he and Ko giiaiwerc known to have hung The sheriff and police aie not attempting to implicate Stevens to whose homo the dogs trailed Hogan Is said to hivxo been cultivating Stevens acquaintance nnd tiie sheriff dinks he went there to divert suspicion should dogs he used Hogan hns served terms it is said at Annmosu for blow ing and highway robbery and Inter was sent up from here when Tom Lock was chief for seven and a hnlf years for box era1 robberies He had hardly got out from this tliird term when he was caught at Austin fccomplicity In the big si3k robbery a few years ago by Sherlff Nick Nicholson He went to Stlllwater ior that job Imd was only released last August Hogan still stands pat and ho and Neckerman iro in sep nvatc cells at tho c unity JnU Both were stripped to the skin and seniMlictl Information charging Tames OCon nor and Charles Hosan with breaking and entering was filed before Justice Course Led to Neighborhood Where Two Men one of Whom Confessed Part in Crime WcreArresleil TraUing in full cry block affc teiblock without a moment Of hesitancy or indecision except when they temporarily lost the scent at points where it crossed nools of wntei the blood hounds last night followed a trull believed to have been that of the safe crackers from the Herman soa and Clark meat mar ket nvouiid the Independent Grain Lumber Comxauy yards across First street to the point where the cash bos was found and tUeu west nnd north of the Reck IslandGreat Western freight tracks to the interlock ing tower At this point the trail turned across to McNider street which they followed east street House which is oneSoarclictl by the police some days ago in their limit for a box of djrnaiiiite stolen from the Northwestern Cement plant quarry Philo Stevens living there was arrested He wiis lat er released Three men alo being licld either by the sheriff or police for possible complicity in the robbery The men under awest are JHS OConnor arrested by the police and turned over to tiio sheriff wliose iiiune was first giv en out us Sullivan Shorty Hogan held by the police since Sunday noon The sheriff has in his posses sion tiie wood covered bottle In which tho soup is believed to have been carried and tho syringe used to squirt it into the safe door after the combination knob was knocked off Tine ixbbers are thought to have gone on Stevens porch to give dogs should they be used a bum stoer The men have been visiting Stevens place how ever besides a number of checks which were thrown away by robbers was tiie loot obtained by safe crack ers who early Sunday morning blew up tho strong box in the Her manson Clark meat market at First and South Alain streets Two charges explosives probably nitro glycerine were required to break op en th0 safe The first charge fired at about a1 m was apparently not sufficient to open the safe for a second charge was fired about RESIDENTS IN VICINITY OF PEORIA FLEEING TO THE HILL FOR SAFETY HIGH WATER RECORD OF ILLINOIS RIVER BROKEN Rich Farm Lands Inundated Hundreds of Head of Cattle and Horses Destroyed and Property Loss Will Exceed Flood of 1913 Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Jan Wilson decided to include St Louis In his Itinerary ofthe middle west ern trip he will begin Friday night He will visit St Louis the morning Qf February his way back to Washington from Topeka Kansas The addition of St Louis means that lie will make eight Eornial addresses during the trip More invitations to speak in the middle west on later trips were re ceived at the White House The president replied to all saying that he wanted to visit as many cities as possible but wafc uncertain about his exact plans Additional cities being considered include Philadel phia Savannah Wheeling Pueblo Boston and Baltimore Senator Tillman member of the South Caro lina congressional delegation Invit ed the president to speak before the South Carolina legislature Wilson wants the meetings at which he will apeak to tie open to Wie general pub lic as far as Thei commit tee3in charge have BeeitCnotlCitSd that the president does not desire entertainments political character arranged for him Most meetings are to be arranged by the Chambers of CommeiCQ or boards of trade The object of the president in making the trip the White House officials said is to speak to the average citizen In the middle west PRESIDENT WILL INCLUDE ST LOUIS AS ONE OF PLACES FOR SPEECH Mrs Dora Knowltou Hanous Mrs Dora Knowlton Ranous trans lator Du Maupassant and other Equity Mutters to Occupy Attention of Judge Cluvk for Opening Week of January Term STOP THERE ON HIS WAY BACK FROM TOPEKA KAN This Will Mean That He Will Make Eight Formal Addresses on Preparedness Before He Push Army and Navy Bills great French writers publisher of several books was found dead in her bed iu her home In New York with tube iu her mouth She was because she feared blindness and a second attack of ap Pusli Army umV Nnvy Hills Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Jan Wilson has decided to take active steps to hurry legislative machinery of congress so that the way may be cleared for the army and navy bills Late today the president will confer with the chairman of several com mittees to discuss the status of the bills before them Some congres sional leaders have told him that at the present pace congress will have to stay in session all summer and he Is anxious to avoid that possible Special to The GlobeGazette Peoria Jan the Illinois river still rising the resi dents along the bottom lands are fleeing to the hills for safety All high water records in the history the Illinois valley from LaSalle to the river mouth promise to be brok en within twentyfour hours Al ready the flood waters have broken flirough several of tile great dyke properties in the bottoms where thousands of acres have been re claimed These rich farm lauds have been inundated hundreds of head oE cattle and horses bave bean des troyed and the indications are that the property loss will exceed by far the flood of 1913 Mayors of various cities through the valley are cooper ating with Governor Dunne and oth er state authorities for the inaugura tion of wide spread relief measures Tiie Spoon river levee which pro tects about twenty thousand acres of farm lands below Havana Illinois thirtyfive miles south of here broke this mprniug All families in the disfeicKtled gtound The towns of Havanna Lewistown and Duncan Mills are completely isolat ed Because there are enough equity matters not requiring a jury mo tions demurrers to be heard to fully occupy the attention of Judge J J Clark for a week the grand and trial Jurors for the January term of the district courthave been ex cused for the first of tho week Instead of reporting next Monday they will report the week following on Monday Feb 7 Tho grand jurors will report at a and the trial jurors at 2 p m Court Program Probate matters will occupy the first day and Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon the calendar will be called for defaults After calling off the defaults Judge Clark will proceed to the hearing of de fault divorce cases the balance of Tuesday and Wednesday There are a number of equity mat ters ready for trial and many mo tions Lo be heard which will keep the court busy Thursday Friday and Saturday GERMAN ADMIRALTY SAYSt GERMAN AEROPLANE AT TACKED DOVER WITH BOMBS DROPPED EXPLOSIVES ON rtx DOCKS AND BARRACKS TOOK Fortyfive French Attack Moiiivslir and Claim to Have Done Considerable Danuuje to Ammunition ots Railroad Stations and Staff Special to The QlobeG7LU Chicago Jan Members of tho Republican National Committees subcommittee ra convention ar rangements mo hero and discussed thg plans for the party convention to be held June1 here Though em powered by the national committee to select a temporary chairman the so committee members declared that no steps at this meeting would be taken Special to The GlobeGazette Buffalo N Jan workmen were lulled and aa many more probably fatally Injured in an explosion at the plant of the ivelker Blower Company in Harrison street here tills afternoon Without warning tho boiler In the plant exploded with terrific force and the three story building crumbled to the ground burying two score men iu its ruin a few escaped uninjured Fire broke out in the ruins and almost the en tire equipment of the city was called to fight the flames The explosion broke every pane of glass in school 2C across the street from the wreck ed factory and threw several hundred rupils into a panic USKS OXKX TO SAVE HLS HOTISKS RESTITUTION IN 2 YKARS Marshalltown Iowa Jan Special Because her conscience troubled her to such a point that she could stand the strain no long er a woman living at Coif ax sent HO cents by mall to Fred W Carl of this city to pay for a small quantity of corn the woman snid she took from Carl twenty years or I ago wish to pay for it and bes Special to GlobeGazette Washington Jan General McGowan of the navy lok the house naval committee about the purpose of the appropriation the navy wants for collection of In formation at home and abroad He said the sum included the expenses oE the naval attaches at London Ber lin Vienna Rome Petrograd Pars fiBQnos Aires Toklo aud The information sought at he said was to available ships the sourcesof supply resources ious kinds and all information of great military Are naval attaches of other gov ernments seeking the same Inside in formation in this country that our at taches are seeking at foreign capi tals asked Representative HensleVi are trying replied Ad miral IvIcGowan smilingly Has every government attaches at the other government capitals to find out what the other government does not want them to know isk ed Representative Hensley I wish we knew here about what they are doing remarked the admiral your the woman wrote I You need twice as I have been wonderfully saved and dont want this to be on my mind any Mr Carl does not even remember the woman who sent him the mon ey The letter was addressed to Carl at What Cheer Carl lived twenty years ago on a farm It was while he was farming thajt the woman says she entered tete field one night anil purloined a flour sack full of corn PIUMAIUICS HRM LOUISIANA TOMORROW strong that it tore the safe door into fragments and hurled the pieces all over the room Two suspects were ar rested by tho sheriff and police late yesterday toward selecting tho man whoso gave would open the 1 91 f convention When the subcommittee went Into executive session it before it Persona living op stairs in an adl ining building heard the explo Hamilton Jan first yoke of oxen seen hero in many a day weor driven into town by Anthony Davis farmtr livirrg noar here who brought in a wagon load of grain to sell and took homo a load of coal Mr Davis has plenty of horses but because of the bad roads bo saved hem and drove his oxen New Orleans Jan interesting feature of tho state pri maries tomorrow is the ballot bnttle for the democratic nomination for the governorship Lieut Governor ant are opposing candidates and both have put up stiff campaigns AIHos Active Again Speviiil to Tho GlobeGazette BLrtin Jan following is contained in the statement from tho Armv headquarters On tho Stanbcry this morning by Tom Lock 3Hio Confession Jets Neckermans confession re peated three times before many wit nesses besides the officers and not gained by threats or promises is as follows State of Iowa ss Cerro Gordo County j Q Now your name A James Neckerinan Q Yoy havent been going by that name A No gir OConnor that was my joining slons but attached explo Httle stgnifi cance to them thinking that the first venort was that of an automo bile tire blowing ip The second shot was much louder but still no one thought of it being caused by a safe robbery The robbers entered and left through a north basement win dow IJscvered Hours western front there have been lively blue prints of the Coliseum whoro artillery and aeroplane actions An he convention is to lie held and the enemy squadron bombarded Molx eutative seating arrangement that whore bombs fell on the bishops vould accommodate twelve thousand Idnelling and on a house in the ins mothers name before she ried Q What Is her name now A Neckerman Q Now what time did you go into Clarks place of business A I really dont know just what time It was Q Did you go through the cellar window on the north side A Yea air Q Then where did you go A Up through the back way It was not until about a m when Axel Hermanson one of live proprietors came into the shop that the burglary was discovered He found the safe door blown to pieces and the contents of It littered about the floor The safe sat on the north side of the building just opposite the end of a partially glass enclosed counter refrigerator usod for display purposes which formed the north end cf the main counter When the door was torn from its moorings by the explosion and hurled outwards it smashed in the end of this refrig erator and broke the big piece of glass which formed its top One the hinges was hurled clear on Page Contlnuecl on Page Ive hundred persons thirteen hun ired more than were provided for in he 1912 convention Prod ITpham chairman of the Chicago convention committee met with the subcommit In the informal conferences of the committeemen preceding the execu ive session blicre appeared to bo a general disposition to forecast that ill reasonable concessions would bo made to assure harmony in the ranks of the party which divided after tho 1912 convention None of the corn mi tteemon would say that harmony plans should extend to tho nomina tion of Roosevelt as the republican standard bearer None would permit himself to be quoted as saying that such liominatioii should be made ital court Two civilians were killed ind eight wounded One aeroplane vas shot down and its inmates made GIVES CUMMINS J5COST Iowa City Jan republican delegation to the national convention will probably he instruct ed to cast the vote of that state for Senator Cummins according to A O Eherhart of St Paul former gov ernor of Minnesota who was in Io wa City today ou bqsfnesg FARMER MISSSING for spying than you did last We need twice as much for M quiring Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin Jan German mi rally issued a statement saying that a German naval aeroplane dur ing the night of January 222R had i dropped bombs on the station and barracks at tho docks of Dover The efficial British account of the German aeroplane attack was is sued yesterday It said that the east coast of Kent was visited oarly Sun day morning by a hostile which dropped nine bombs killing one person and injuring six The an nouncement did not reveal the fact now made public by the German ad miraity that the attack was made v on the city of Dover Dover which s opposite the French town of ls at tlio narrowest point of the l Engrllsh channel is one of the chief ports of communication between England and the continent II ha the finest harbor on tho channel Since the completion of tbo harbor works Iu 1909 it has been an im portant naval station It has ex tensive docks naval establishments and a large garrison Since be ginning of the war It lins boon the scone of great activity in connection with the transference of jiiiii and supplies to the continent MOST OHAIHMANSIfll TO I5K CONTKSTKI Chicago Jan contest be tween tlio east and west for the tem porary chairmanship of the Repub lican National Convention is the most important ot the Issues to be settled here today by the committee of ar rangements which meets to pave tlio way tor tho big republican nomina tion powwow in June It is an open secret that west is strong for Senator Borah of Idaho to handle the gavel when the big gathering meets to settle its leadership on the brow of President Wilsons opponent It 13 also said that Ibe eastern po litical leaders have focusssd tholr Uleslres on having Heiuj Cabot Lodge jus temporary chairman Todays meeting will servo as a preliminary test if the strength of lie candidates for chairman French Ilmnbnrd Momtstir Special to The GlobeGazette Paris Jan 24 A bom bard meat of Mouautir in southwestern Serbia by a squadron of fortyfive trench acraplaneg yesterday is reported by tho HavuK correspondent in Salonlki Considerable damage is tn have been done to tlio a in munition depots tho quarters of tho general staff and tho railroad station Th corres pondent also reports Mint tin1 HaHan Washinplon Jan board of governors of the Washington Club the most exclusive of womens clubs of tbo capital will today tender a reception and ten in honor of Mrs Woculrow Wilson who has boon a member of the olub for a number of years This is the first largo entorlainmenl by Wash ington women In honor of the Pres idents bride Buburiue Jan nationwide search Is being conducted for Peter Keuslor wealthy stock farm owner of Caaseville who disappeared from DubnniiG on the night of Jan C As tho missing man had nearly on his person when he came to to Dubuque foul play is suspected Attorneys and detectives searching for htm haveofound no clue JIOVH 1APK WORTH Waukon Jan District court jury here this week awarded damages to the administrator for Johnny Gramllch boy killed by an Interstate Power company wire in October 1914 The sum wns one of tho largest ever awarded in a damage suit in Hits rrfiunty T1IK DO Tlejotce 5e people of North ern Iowa Next Saturday Janu ary 29th will be Dollar Day in Mason City This is n semlannua sale even Uiat everybody looks forward to because it offers nn opportuni ty to make the dollar do double Its duty and offers tlio merchant an outlet for his remnants and odds and ends which have accumulated dur ing the fall and winter months On next Thursday the niorobnnts will tell you through the adverlisinccol umns of the GlobeGazette of the hundreds of bargains which they will offer for just one Day You can expoct to find among the list articles for tho boms for the table wearing apparel and It will pay you to cead Thursdays paper very care fully fAr crnio Iowa City OXKS Jim 21 Forty per aent or twofifths of tho back ward children can bo made normal by proper medical attention and common sense application of the laws of psychology according to Dr II IT Sylvester of the state nni wsity flijiic examined hundreds of such children throughout tin state and six the larger cities have eoop crrvtod by keeping records of the medical exniniiiaUoiis Within a stbiOrt time the several causes of backwardness can be aseejtained and these causes removed it is thought Proper medical treatment requis ite cooperation of the school home and tho help of the psycho logical clinic are tho agencies which Dr Sylvester is Insisting upon as euros for tho backwardness of school children forcn in Albania is noon to be The Bulgarian who in coopsratiou with tho Austrlans captured the Albanian town nf nerat are reported to be advnniiug toward Aivona which is bcild by the Italians troops arc aid to mov ing in tho tirootiou of Dunizzol where Rssad Pasha a I the head of Albanian troops is re sistance Special to Tiie GlobpOnxt I to Washington Tan advices from abroad Turkey might iliat ono of her submarines sunk tho riritish liner Persia promises to revive tho diplomatic of hat Until the Intimation came thil Tur fo jkey might nssnmo the it was generally assumed in official quarters that the eanse of Ibe of tbo liner would be mniiiurecl among the mysteries of the war It was indicated that any Inquiry Vhicli mirht he directed to not be sent until after iVcnnn bad locu heard from wmf rvrsuAi nut Iowa City Jan William Horrnbin ot Iowa City has been awarded the contract to build the new coucroto bridge over the Iowa river at Towa avenue his hid being Horrablu submit ted his bid has lower than the next lowes the next lowest being tho Wiclell Construction com pany of JManknto which has promised n fight against Ilorra blns bid on IJie ground that it is not competetive Bight bids were presented for the work Kniser Joseph Ml Special to Tho Paris Jan dispatches rom Rome say that considerable anxi is felt in Vienna in of the illness of Kmneror Francis Joseph whose chronic bronchitis baa assumed an acute form They add ho is confined to hi1 bod that all court recaptions have been ed and that ho is not even receiving juilitary authorities He is lining nursed by the Archduchess Zeita tho wife of the heir to tlio throne ac cording to the same dispatches IXCOSIK TAX LAW Special to The Washington Jan a preme court upheld today the tutionality of the federal income n it law nd ;