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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1914, Mason City, Iowa TJttY T H E SI Real Estate Doalu nro Quickly made byusing Want Ads They will gla31y work for you ttfc fvm EACH DAY OF THE IMPOKTAKT EVENTS OF THE WOULD TODAYS NETSB NOT I TF1E WEATHER Unsettled tonight Friday prob y locul showers Somewhat cool er tonight northeast portion VOL XXI MASOX CITY IfWA THURSDAY JUNE 1 1914 No 204 ff FOLK INFERS THAT MR SKINNEtt WAS THAT NEW pAYEN INQUIRY STILL BEING HEARD Took Accounting Departments Word for Value of Bilhml Se curities Held by the Company Special to Tho GlobeGazotte June William Skinner director of the New Haven railroad continued his testimony to day at the Interstate commerce com missions Inquiry Into tlie railroads financial affairs Lewis Cass Led yard and GeorgeF Baker director and Lawrence Mlnot a former dlrec tor were present ready to testify Ledyard will testify as a voluntary Why did the directors report to the atookhplders effect that the New Hayen held marketable se curities of the Billard Co worth when they were in re ality of little asked Chief Counsel Folk of Skinner I took the word of the account ing department of the road replied Skinner Have you no auditing committee on the board1 No we employe certfied account Do you not know that the ac countants said they had not been able to determine the value of the securi ties 1 cannot speak for the other directors tout as far as I am conceru Then so far as these securities were concerned you were merely a rubber stamp director sharply in terrogated Fok The witness replied ihe could not aud did not keep track of these de tails Did you know of the Prayer from the Hills Issued to create pub lic sentiment Do you think that it was proper to try to influence public feeling in that way I believe a railroad or other pub lic corporation has the Tight to create public sentiment in its By deception Do you think It was right to circulate literature pur porting to from the people when as a mater of fact It was sent put by the railroads With all the hue and cry against the railroads they must create senti ment in their Are they Justified in using any method But they must create the sen You ihave a representative of the Pennsylvania raiifoad on the NevJ Haven board and a representative o the New York Central Yes both roads are represented on the New Haven board The Penn sylvania Is a very large stockhoder Do you think that the interlock ing directorates work in the public interest I think 30 yes We get a tremen dous traffic from the Pennsylvania I believe the public gets a better serl vice by our working In other words by creating a transportation monopoly By no means Such an arrange ment creates po monopoly It works for the betterment of both the roads and the SCOVIIjTjE ARUESTED Youth Chnrgod With Talcing Auto mobile is Apprehended Harry Scoville wanted in connec tion with the theft of an automobile from the garage of T H Carlson here laat winter was arrested by the police last night A warrantfor his arrest has been standing n Justice Stanberya court for several days The warrant was issued on the re quest of Carlson when a detective from St Paul obtained an admission from Scoville that he had used the machine for a joy ride Bcovllle took the machine drove several miles through and returned without the owners permission His hearing will bo held in Justice court this afternoon NINETYFIVE DEGUEIiS The court house thermometer at noon today registered 92 degrees The instrument is situated in a cooi placo Judging from this and ac cording to temperatures taken at other points in the city the mer cury climbed to approximately 95 degrees The heat made the neen hour unbearable But few coats were seen on Main street amongthe business men Even the abstractors Vlied them W IWVDY IXOYiE SIB CONAN BETiaOCTVE WILLIAM BURNS ihe famous English author of detective stories shakinghands with WilliamJ Burns the Ereat American detective AU Suspects of Rock Pulls Affair Released Except McMilliiui Following Investigation Investigation of the robbery of the Rock Island depot at Rock Falls by Special Agent Rlley of that com pany Fitzgerald of the from were stolen resulted last night in the discharge of all suspects except Fred McMilllan who is being and is charged before Justice Stan bery with the robbery McMillian is identified by Ply mouth citizens as having tried to cash one of the stolen orders there the next morning He refuses to an swer any questions of the officers about tho alleged transaction mere ly saying You cant sweat any thing out j It was learned today that ho men hanging arouud Rock Falls for some days sleeping in the depot For a time he stayed at the hotel and got in to the landlord about He offered to pawn his watch for the amount but it was rejected The hotel man who was here yes terday now wishes he had taken the timepiece A M STICRNER DEAD Turnedout Nearly Three and a Half Million barrels of Product in Year The Iowa Geological Survey in co operation with the United States Geological Survey has recently com the figures regarding the pror which shows that the value of the output of this pro duct was greater in 1913 than in any previous year in the history of the state The three Portland cement plants the two largest of which are at Ma son City shipped during the year barrels of cement with a value of This value is more than forty per cent in excess of the value of the output in 1912 and considerably more than double the value of the output of 1911 The output of the three plants in 1911 was barrels with a value of in 1912 the output was barrels with a value of The evidence indicates that the production will increase year by said Professor George F Kay state geologist and head of the de partment of geology in the state university of Iowa There is an ibundanee of raw material in Iowa for making it At last night at the Park hospital occurred the death of A M Sterner 522 W 1st street fol lowing a short illness Mr Sterner was born Jan 18 1864 in New York state In 1894 he married Ella Tringle at Spencor la Kver since the Northwestern Cement plant started here Mr Sterner has been in their employ Mrs Sterner has three children by a previous marriage They are Oro Tringle of this city Roscoe Tringle of La Porte City and Mrs John Gretz of Nebraska The funeral services will be an nounced later as a Bister of Mr Sterners residing In Bermldji is expected to arrive but as yet no word has been received Rev C H Do Voe of the Christian church will have charge of the services Young Man Supposed Burial of Child in Yard Was He Was So Advised That he had been told by his phy sician that it would be alright for him to bury the body of his infant child in the hack yard of his home on the south side was the defense made by Frank Reynolds to criti cism of neighbors who had the po lice stop the proceedings Reynolds has now secured a lot in the cemetery and the child was iburied there today It is aparent that ihe was innocent of any intent to do anything Illegal MONTANA CLUB WOMEN Lewiston June 4 Montana Womens assembled in this city Wednesday for Its an nual convention which was opened with a reception in honor of the vis iting delegates The convention ses sions will continue three days and will be Interspersed with numerous features of entertalnjaenit Wnnderer Who Became Violent nt Farmers Hoino Adjudged Insane and Sent to tho Asylum Adjudged insane by the commiss ioners Frank Miller the wandering human1 wreck picked up by Iff southeast of town after ho be camo violently Insane at a farmhouse where he had gone to work follow ing a nights care by authorities here was taken to Cherokee by Deputy Sheriff Knapp and Charles Kay last night Miller yesterday attempted to bat his brains out against a door panel and also seized a quart bottle of Ink with the evident Intention of drinking It but It was taken from him in time He became violent again just before he was taken away and attempted to assault Kay He talks in a rambling fashion of a brother at Sioux City sisters at Fonda and Mitchell S D and a wife and children at Lake City and those places have been notified He says he has been working near McGOVEUN ANNOUNCES Special to The GloheGazotto Madison Francis E McGovern today made formal announcement of bis candirt Promiiient Clear Lake Farmer and lead Funeral Serv ices to ISe Held Sunday Special to The GlobeGazette Clear 4 William wellknown throughout Iowa as stockman and insurance night at 8 oclock an illness of considerable duration The fu neral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 oclock being delayed until then to permit the arrial of a daughter from Florida Mr Knaak was a director of the Iowa Tornado Insurance company and the Town Mutual Insurance com pany of Des Moines and the Farm ers Mutual of Mason City and has been prominent in the mutual in surance field for many years He was at one time president of the lo cal company Was Prominent Mr Knaaks acquaintance was a wide ono and he numbered his friends about the state by the hun dreds and there will be real sorrow in many quarters at the news of his demise was the of a fine farm north of Clear Lnko which IK now in charge of his son Mr Knaak having moved to town some tinie ago and of Jate has made his home here He was born in Germany but come to America when a young man and soon located in Oerro Gordo county which has been his home for about forty He is survived by his wife and six all but ono of whom Jive near here Hnr nian a son lives on the home farm Mrs Frank Teserne Hves near Ma son City Mrs Willla of Clear Lake and Mrs Buss ls in Florida Misses Huldn and Frances live at home here Because of hiB wide acquaintance it Is expected that tho funeral Sun day will be one of the most largely attended held lu Clear Lako for o long time past FORTY MEMBERS OF IOWA ASSOCIATION AT FIRST SESSION TODAY SHIPLEY ADDKESSES AFTERNOON SESSION Good Crowd n Central Iurk Listen to First Open AiiEvcnt of tho Program Given acy for the republican nomination Director for United States senator He niui make the fight mainly on the tariff hi a o act which he maintains his industry and agriculture in Wiscon d sin and declares himself in favor of a tariff law drawn by mcrt the differences in cost of production I home and abroad Announcement by I b McGovern means a sharp struggle sent Several hundred people gathered In Central Park and on its edges last night for the first public band con cert of the season given by the band of the Fiftysix regiment They were not disappointed and they came to the conclusion at the close of a few numbers of the even ing that Mason City finally has n band Their music trends more to wards the classical and uplifting music than the popular although sprinkling of both within Hie ability of tho Ijancl members made up a well selected program Good INK A I which will probably attract national attention Both Colonel Roosovek and Senator LaFollette have been asked to enter Wisconsin and take part IB the worked hard r responded to i but iitrovnrt won since regiment t Moines in lonps and rirk wns grah many o and the Scores of bod early in th fonnil places on balance stood clos UL automobiles packed lrnR the curb ing on all four sides of tho park Automobile Ride About City Tliis Afternoon and Banquet This Eveniiuj Features iol the Meeting Forty members of the Iowa Ab stractors association and a few froni outside the state arrived In the city yesterday atternoon and this morn ing for the tirst session of the ab stractors convention held at oclock this morning The Cerro Gordo hotel was made ttai head quarters for the members during the early morning A general gettogeth er meeting was held there headquarters and the convention place of the abstractors while they are in tho city is located in Com mercial ball Several members of the associa tion straggled in on later morning trains and some did not arrive until tho afternoon The exact number of those attending is not yot known Probably fifteen delegates went to Clear Lake upon their arrival here last night and this morning Mason City seldom sees a more distinguished appearing body of men thau are being entertained here to day and tomorrow They are men who are acquainted with the impor tant movements Xiveir respective dslin th e Several of tho delegates brought their wives with them In every case this was urged by the association An endeavor will be made to have all present better ac quainted with ev2n other than they haveever been In the past A few women abstractors will at tend Miss 13 C Stubblns New Hampton and Miss Edith Shanofolt Sigournoy were the only women members in the city this morning The following is a partial list of those attending the convention who are In the city today H Kepler North wood F E Merirteth Newloji H M Vinsel Nevada C H Boric and wife Gar ner H L Carroll Des Mollies J S Porter Fort Dodgis F IS Loomis llod OiUG K Hart Knoxville A II Hoffman Onawa C A Engle sen Sioux City James R Grant Boono J F Hardln ISIdora Miss 13 C Stubblns New Hampton Cray Rliy Abstract company Allison F L Stevens Chicago C S Kitchell Milwaukee R S Austin Clarion Almor Stern Logan H E Richard son Jefferson C C Gillespie Coun cil Bluffs Charles Bailey Garner Frank Hampton Davenport M Fitzpatrick Blcador Roy M Clark Forest City F E Rasmussen Wa terloo C H Brooke Waterloo F A Harris New Hampton Edith Shanofelt Slgourney Lora Alford Waterloo Horace Van Nult Water loo R H McDowell Marshalltown E J Carroll Davenport R S Aus tin and wife Clarion T L Brown Clarlnda F E Wliillny Webster City P F Shields Bello Plains Olaf Carlson Albia B P Hard ing Cetlar Rapids A Callan Ne vada August D Herwlg New Hamp ton and George Whitcomb North wood At the close of the afternoon sess ion today entertnjjiment in the form of an automobile ride through the important parts of the city The ride will not only take In the beauty spots of tho city but will show the visitors the industries taking in the cement plants the brick yards an other large plants At tho close of the last tojsincss session tomorrow a trip be made to Clear Lake A program for the afternoon and evening there in cludes a rido ncross the lake In mo j tor boats and a fish supper and dance wind up the doings of the day and of the convention Tho morning session opened at the Commercial hall with the regist ering of the abstractors at oclock George E Whitcomb fres ident of the association called the meeting to order Adjournment was taken following tlie reading of tho report from the committee on the sample abstracts Afternoon Session Tho afternoon session opened at oclock with an address by At torney John Shipley of Mason City Mr Shipley spoke in the place of Attorney W A Westfall of this city Who was forced to decline on ac count o other duties Mr Shipleys address was interest ing in the extreme and went to the point in the connection between the lawyer and ttio abstractor He took for his topic Abstracts vs Law Mr Shipley devoted a few minutes to a case in which H was found that an sould nol WITH WESTERN COAST IS CUT LAST CONNEC TION BETWEEN HUEIWA AND MEX CAPTURE FBIHKAIj JAIL AN1 STATION Info rni jatioti u Thivt Effect Routlies Anieilcnn Fleet Anchored Off Jla TliLs Morning Special to The GlohoGanotle Aboard U S S Californiu niazat lan June be tween the west coast of Moxrico City has been completely severed accord Ing to information reaching the American fleet here today A party of constitutionalists enroute from San Bias to Lustres Marias Island sixty miles west of Tepic captured the federal prison and Radio station whioh will isolate the Huerta troops operating In tho west from any di rect touch with their chief Guadalajara as the objective point of recent operations by the con stitutionalist army of the northwest under Wie command of Gen OBre gon has been effectuallysurrounded Three coluuns of OBregona army according to official Information reaching Admiral Howard succeeded in shuting oft the city the na tional capital on the east ariAMan zanllo on the Pacific coast onX the west The schooner Loonore for the be leaguered federal garrison of Ma zatlan was prevented from discharg ing her cargo by the dangerous fire of OBregonB constitutionalists bat teries The captain of the vessel an nounced he would attempt tonight to run the constitutionalist fire and land ammunition and supplies for the federals Collma capital of the state of that name aud one on most Important cities in southwestern Mexica has fallen into handa of consti tutloalistsunder form er governor of Colima according to official information given Admiral Howard by a constitutionalist officer The isolation of Guadalajara accom plished by the simultaneous move ment forces cpminauded vigla Goh Diaguez swinging south ward upon Maiizanillo cut the rail road and telegraph communication between Gunrlalajara and that port His objective point Is Manzanillo CLUSTKIl LIGHT CoiiunlsKioiiers Kotnll and Commercial Club Confer The Commercial Club directorate City Commissioners Stanbery and Miller and a committee of the Re tail MerchnntB Association took lunch at tho Uehnonico today and discussed the cluster light proposition They did not got anywhere much but a committee was appointed consisting of throe nunbers of the Commercial club and three inenibGrs to repre sent the outlying districts to moot the commissioners and see if a plan could not be arrnnged to resume the cluster lights The commissioners were invited to put the lights on for tonight and tomorrow night while the abstractors of the United States of America are here and am lied their appreciation of the invitation come to terms with a certain lowyer The instance was used in nn en deavor on Mr Shipleys part to shov together In this particular case it was shown that in not in haiid the abstractor work of tho lawyer wnd at the same time the interests of the abstracter The growing prosperity of thi country said Mr Shipley and th A GREAT SPANISH DAILY SQ DECLARES IT Ift AN EDITORIAL RECALLS THE COLONELS SERVICE IN LATE Spanish Authorlies Apprehen sive Lest the Bitter Diatribe Inflame the Citizens Special to The GloboQazetto Madrid June the ish King weer making strenuous efforts to as sure Col Roosevelt of a hearty wel come when he arrives for the wed ding of his son Kormlt there is a feeling among tho Spanish people that the visit Is inopportune How this feeling lies is shown by aa antiRoosevelt editorial printed B Imparclal the most Influential and most widely read paper In Spain The article recalls that colonel fought as a volunteer against Spaniards and declared that his tions were most unfriendly to SpatiL The paper readers of thj strong antiSpanish sentiment thai prevailed in the United States at thai time and says in a circus perform ance in New York a trained monkej was exhibited trampling the Spanish flag to the huge delight of the audl enco Then in a bitter diatribe agains Col Roosevelt El Impercial that his visit to Spain is undesirable It demands in the name of patrio tism that his visit sihall be kept a strictly private affair The editorial the opinion ol the authorities There is much ap prehension lest it inflame the Span ish people Orders have been givei to the police to take stern precau tions against any unseemly behavior on the part of the public King Attends Spociii to The GlobeGazette Madrid June Joseph B Willard United States ambassador and Mrs Willard had King Alphonai and Queen Victoria of Spain as their guests at a luncheon at the Ameri can embassy Roaevelt the British and German ambassadors were also guests ant a brilliant re ception followed which was attend ed by members of the diplomatic corps and many persons prominent in society of the Spanish capital A Russian ballet was given for enter tainment of the guests GRANT CUMMINS STATE iCsCTit Solmtor Given fioml Major ity Thorno ml Wilson for Uuh roud Commissioner Des Moinos June to date indicate Cummins defeated utjumi un IILF aiiipiey B part to show muiuiiiu cummins aetealeu that in all cases they should work Savage for the republican nomlna toother tiou for Ulll IjuiLiuuiar case it tiou for Ullted States senator by not working hand ilnI tnat Connolly democrat retarted the defeated Meredith by about which was about more than lie received in Dubuque county alone ntnu lur aniiiejr and thn tlie nom daily Increasing transfers of proper inated wiiero contestH took placo Lies aggregating in value in UiN Second district w J MuDonalif country alone to manv thmianrHn Iowa City country alone to many thousands of dollars annually has made it imperl tive that the title lo the properties exchanged be perfect Mr Shipley closed the address with a plea to both the abstractor and the lawyer to cooperate statin that they were parts of a great unit M P Bouslonfi Gulf Port Miss sent word this morning that ho would not be able to attend the con vention His place will be filled by another Friday morning oclock at Commercial hall Paper A Brief Study of tho Farm Land Bank Dills and Amortiz ed Mr Almor Storn Logan History Bevelopnient and Present Condition of the Ab stract Mr C S Kitclie Iowa City Sixth district W II Hamilton Stj ourney Seventh district C S Cooler Des Mohies Ninth district H S Moslier Wai nut Tenth district D H Kelleher Ft Dodge The republicans nominated for congress where contests took place Third district n P Sweet of IVav erly Sixth district C W Ranseger nioomfeld Seventh district C C of Des Moines Dashor probably defeated Solienck for the progressive nomination for United States senator by a close mar Ul S11A remarkably light vote showed Milwaukee Chief Examiner of j great losses to tho party ie Mu The state offices are probably tual Life Insurance Company Report of Executive Committee Report of Secretary Tloport of Treasurer Roport of Nominating Committee and Wection of Officers of tho next place of meeting Adjournment for lunoii Friday afternoon oclock at iCommorciiil hall Certificates or Ab stracts of Title Mr n P Harding Marion Iowa Round Table conducted by Mr Ralph B Smith Keokuk Iowa Adjournment Trln to nominated as folows For governor Clarke republican by about Hamilton democrat by Returns appeared today to nvaka of Clifford WllBon as certain the nomination Thorno ami Tnmns railroad commissioners on the repub lican ticket Tluy Variety Store Purchase of the East Fifth stronl variety store by Ferguson Funk from Quork Kiag was announced this afternon ;