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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 7 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS NO 175 aiTILE RMS 1SF Found in Pile of Ties Near the Railroad Track at Swale dale Last Night JCORONER IS UNABLE TO FIND WOUNDS Thought That He Had fj Died From Injuries Sustain ed DuringWanderings Close examination of the body little Donald Flynn found in n pile of ties nt Swaledale last night1 by Coroner Long disclos cJ that what people who found the body thought were bruises wore only btains and mud So far ns the coroner could tell there wns no injury of any kind Ami It Is his belief the boy died Of exiKJSine The body was not stiff when found but life had out f to driving rain afternoon and sustained falling or being thrown a by being sttuck by vampue death in the opinion of the au little Donald Flynn age lOT Twelfth street S W Donalds body was found last even ling huddled in a pile of old railway Jties stacked up in the door yard of JDodds Western sec foieman at Swaledale Dodds pile noticed something lout of the ordinary and found the JliUle body cold and stiff In death apparently been there Ofnce fhoaiglrt before Telephone Conversations with CHy people soon established descriptions orittie at Swaledale ana the niiss r4ng boy checked almost exactly and jbefore Coioner W 3 Long and Dep Sheriff Knapp were able to reach over the almost impassable by auto the identification been made almost positive Disappeared Tuesday VTuesday afteDnoon at oclock THISAFTERNOON Former President Speech Big Feature of Cele bration Today BETTER WEATHER IS GIVEN CITY TODAY Program Carried Out Exactly as Arranged Without the Slightest Hitch The second days events which sur round the opening and dedication of the new M B A home started at 9 oclock thismorning when gueats of the Modern Brotherhood continued their inspection of the new eight story home The big civic and industrial parade which was more than three miles long was staged shortly after TO o clock anda band concert was held on the central school ground at o clock The band concert was followed by a vaudeville entertainment which was given by the Orrln Craig Com pany of comedy acrobats The Chin How trotipe of Chinese acrobats fol lowed with their program which in eluded a slide fronv the top of the new M A building to rthe ground a member of the party by hanging rorh his queue l The main dedicatory exercises 6p ned at the Cecil theater at it whenT B Hanley president f the supreme lodge presided over he program The invocation was by the J E Mu le by the Empyrean quartette added ariety to the program The main address of the afternoon vas given by former President Wil lam Howard Taft who spoke to the members of the Modern Brotherhood of America and the hundreds per sons whp attended the meeting For merrProsident Taft spoke on accompanled by a little Nu gent boy a year younger left the Ca sino theater wheie they had been taking part in rehearsal for the St nljjoseph school program and started olhorne They separated Fitth street and Washington the Nugent boy going home and Donald proceeding west on Fifth street So tarVas could be learned Donald was noticed but once after that until finding oi the body was reported At oclock Tuesday evening Mrs jtickasi who lives six and a half miles Se of a boy wearing i checked cap blue or sliirt and cnee trousers playing about a pas ure chasing a calf A Mr Jones saw lim about the same time This met description Search for Donald was carried on uesday night by the police and by vjeorge Fljnn brother of the lost toy and Miss Hazel Flynn a sister iwpeprge who isa Milwaukee call boy lestjnd Hazel who is a telephone opera were away from their woik yes erday to continue the search No race of the boy was found dining the Height ni Thought Was Safe nj liowever there was Ht rtle activity In hunting the boy except the part of the relatives Police Officers were said to be of the opin ion that the boy was safe somewhere the home ot some other No announcement that they jhad beenI asked hunt for the boy jwas made to un jltll the disappearance wits heard of Ijfromoutside sources and Inquiry inade After noon the opinion was fstil expressed that the boy was un ifloubtediy safe ki j Continued on page 3 fourth column London June aerla Jrald on Belgium was reported today jby the admiralty Naval airplanes 4ombed the airdrome at Nieuwaun ster near the coast between Zeebrug ge and Ostend turned All machines re Italy Will Cut the j Fuel Consumption Washington June has de to cut Its consumption of coa nd iron in half as a war measureto educe its in line wltl he general policy of the other onten e allies in meeting the submarine jf nenace the Italian id today Prizes forM Parade Awarded by Judges Committee City can do things when she sets about it was amply demonstrated In the big parade as the first big feature In todays programin the M B It was the finest display of the bus inesa fraternal and civic inter ests ever seen on thestreets of the city and worth every bit of labor good time and expense in the effort More enterprises and people were represented than in any parade ever seen in the city before and the visitors to the city had a real eye opener as to what the city affords in manu facturing and jobbing enterpris es andespecially in retail store which were largely and which will profit by the advertisement their other offerings will give them The city schools on the shortest notice were splendidly represent ed and the fraternal and civic societies including the city de partments of the municipality showed their appreciation of the visiting officiary of the M B A and their big contribution to Mason City The women and girls prettily dressed in large numbers added charm ty to the big display and the pa triotic colors which formed a sea of the hues of Old Glory made a big impression on the twenty thousand people on the streets along the line of march in the biggest Jam that Mason City has everseen on a single clay It la the finest parade in a city of this size I have aver and President Hanley and Ive seen a lot of them Mason City bus iness men are to be congratulat ed on the magnificent and effec tive way in which they planned and consummated this big pag eant It shows that Mason City Is the liveliest city in Iowa and we know now from this display Well Planned The credit for the success of the parade is due very largely to the com mittee placed In chargeof it These men were Dr J W Dougherty Com missioner Orlo Gould and Roy Wash burn They greatly assisted by the Retailers association and the Chamber of Commerce are grate ful Eor their hearty cooperation These gentlemen were appointed to handle thla parade following the suc in Overflow Meeting V demon After it was decided to hold the afternoon meeting at the Cecil ths irowd moved over there In such riuiri ers that they could nowhere near e accoiiimodated In order that those who could noi et Into the building might not be disappointed at not hearing Mr Taft he made a speech to the overflow neeting outside Mr Taft made a strong well worded patriotic ad dress which stirred those assembled n the street and park across from he theatre as haa no speech deliver ed In Mason City before since the began The former president urged the giving of the strongest o support to the government in the con duct of the war and the doing bj every citizen of everything that can be done to conserve the national sources and increase the nations strength division Theycarried a large flag by its edges The Mystic Workers lodge bers were white and blue dresses In alternate rows giving a flag effect Second Section The second section was headed by the I O O Flodge which had three cars in the parade One ot the batter floats early In the was the one made float was drawn by tour horses in white har ness and led by men in white unl forms The float colored with purple and white festooning and a big Elk was on an elevated piatforni The Bell Company showed Red Cpv telephoning to a with Uncle Sam as Afloat f or wom Take Week to Wind Up Tabulations on Draft Registration Washington June the probability of taking a week to com plete the nationwide registration he war department is busy today on he regulations for the second step in he army draft the selection by lot if the proportion of young mon the provost marshal gen erals office Is compiling data on he registration Several more states are expected to report complete fig ures by nightfall They have given a great deal of time to interesting people in the pa rade and insuring a good turnout They also wish to thank the various persons who assisted them in making the arrangements Dr Daugherty and his assistants had charge of getting the retail bus siness interests of the town etc lined up for floats etc Commissioner Gould had charge of the wholesalers and manufactures section and Mr Washburn had charge or the first sec tion including all the marching or ganizations and their floats the schools etc The third section of the parade con sisted of about fifty automobiles driven by the citizens of Mason City and surrounding towns Many of the cars were nicely dec orated with flags and bunting A number of the smaller towns well represented in the their citizens in cars was filled with women with yellow Tho had two floats whlqh asked the ballot The fire department was out with its apparatus and toojt prominent part Sa the ceremonies Tirs Federat ed Country clubs had a float in the parade and a number of chil dren working in a garden and pull ing weeds out of an bnlon Scouts were represented by a float which showed a cainp and a tire be neathashade tree The second section which included industrial floats for the main part of Its makeaip contained along its course the following floats I O O F lodge Boy Scouts Tribe ot Ben Hur Elks Pythian Sisters Camp Fire Girls Federated Country clubs of the county Tralford Com pany Western Electric Telephone Company Deckers loWana products Mason City Hide andFur Company Diamond Tires Mason City Brick Tile Company Votes for Women Ma son City Tent Awrting Company Modern Brotherhood of America High School band Mason City Fire Department Pattous J Modern Brotherhood of Chamber of Commerce Northwestern State Portland Cement Company Chambers SmithCompany Ad ams Sheet MetalWorks Lehigh Port land Cement Company International Harvester Company Indian Bicycles Studebaker Motor Cars Colored Band The Toggery Curries Hard ware The DamohIgou Company the Hub Bottling Company Mason City Hardware Alpha Flour and the Ebling market The School Section It was the school section that prob ably attracted the most attention and the most generous The little folks from Garfleld all carrying f lagsjlheaded colamn follpwed bi those from the al dressed in white children from the Central school pulled the smaller ones in coaster wagons that had been gaily decorated In red white and blue The McKinley school children car ried flags and all wore paper caps They bore a sign announcing tha Mr Taft Is here The Grant schoo children carried a banner boosting the M B A and many of the schoo children bore M B A arm bands The Washington school children carried along the ends of their ranks large letters which spelled out the name of their school Thirtyone automobiles furnished by that many citizens carried the primary and kindergarten children too small to inarch The library hat a car nicely decorated following the schools and the Civic League mem bfrs had three cars parade by Former President Came In on Hock Island From ut A Ti Kule Home Traveling in a day coach on the first section of the Rock Island north bound passenger due here at a up atDes Moines be cause the through train was over three hours late William Howard Taft former president of the United States arrived In Mason City at noon today Mr Taft was accompanied by Liuther A Brewer of Cedar Rapids Incidentally they were accompanied to Mason City by a large crowd of people from points south of here on the Rock Island coming here for the celebration A large proportion of those on the train however did not know who their distinguished fellow passenger was Because of the many things going town few people were at the depot out side of the persons having business there Not one out of ten who were at the depot seemed to recdghlze that the man with the broad smile who got off the train as unostentatiously as any of the dozen traveling men who proceeded him was one whose name all of them knew Met by Committee Judge Taft was met at the train by a committee composed of Mayor Pot ter President T B Hanley of the M B A andA L Rule The party pro ceeded to the Rule home where the distinguished guest is being enter tained during his stay hero Mr Taft President Hanley Mayor Potter and Mr Brewer were gueats of the Rniles at luncheon Mr Taft leaves here for Marshall town over the M St L this even ing The Funeral The funeral ot Donalcl will be hejd sbnro time Saturday but the hour and place have not been decid ed upon Washington June gover nor of Wisconsin reports the states Otal registration In select ng men from those registered the var department will prescribe rules tor drawing names A call for a definite number of troops will be la sued and each state will be notified o contribute a certain proportion The state authorities will determine the allotments for subdivisions In Minnesota St Paul June regls Sration returns to governors of Tice up to noon indicated Minnesota s running slightly below the govern ment estimates Fifty one of the eightysix counties have reported The total Is approximately under the government estimate Des Moines June one counties and six independently Gun Crew on the Silver Shell Sends Pursuing Submarine to the Bottom WARRANT IS TO BE PROMOTED Steamer is One Referred to in the State Department An nouncment Yesterday Paris June minister of the marine announced the American steamer Silvershill commanded by Captain Tom Charlton had a running fight with a submarine May 30 In the Mediterranean Aand after an exchange of sixty shots the submarine suddenly disappeared registered citifu have reported reg istration returns to adjutant gener als office early this afternoon with a total count of as against the government estimate of It Is expected Des Moines the only city missing will total or over above the federal estimate Demonstrate Over High Living Cost Christiania June demon stration throughout Norway yester day against the high cost of living passed quietly In Christiania forty thousand persons joined the parade A deputation of demonstrators was received by the president of the Storthing Windstorm Sweeps Across Michigan Detroit June to wrought and fourlives claimed by a wlncV storm wiitch late yesterday swept across central Michigan The dis trict including Battle Creek Ann Arbor and Jackson sustained most of the damage A score of persons wore injured Mra Florence Brown of Chicago died of heart failure shortly after the storm swept through Spring port Three persons were killed In Washtenaw county near Ann Arbor Washington June Silver shell is the steamer referred to in yesterdays state department in an Take All the Trenches That Were First Objective of Their Offensive ON SECTOR JUST SOUTH OF YPRES Tremendous Bombardment of This Position Has Been Maintained for 3 Days Purls June strong force of Germans made mi attack northwest of St Qiientiu nt mid night It is officially uniioiiiiceci the Germans were caiight under violent lreiich fire retiring nflev sustaining heavy losses London June British cned an attack on a nine mile front between Messlnes and Wylschate and have taken all their first objective It announcement as having sunk a officially announced that the pro marine The department following Its policy did not make the steamers name public William J Clark of New York warrant officer from the Battleship Arkansas commanded the armed guard aboard tha American steamer Silvershell which sunk the German submarine in the Medltcmaneaii It was a splendid piece of Sec retary Daniels said today and we are now considering promoting Clark who deserves The Jackson great Interest school featured Us In garden work by The big industrial civicand educa tional parade which was held this as a part of the Modern Brotherhood dedicatory exercises was staged according to schedule The parade formed on lower Federal ave nue and marched up to State where it turned west and marched to Wash ington and north to Third street N W The line of march then returned to State street by the way of Federal where the line turnedsouth and pass ed by the new building The parade was an exceptionally long one and even the cold and dis agreeable weatherdid not prevent the 3000 school children from taking part or from being nearly three miles long Thousands of persons lined the sidewalks and cheered the school childrenas they inarched by with American flags and handed ovations to organizations Including the Rptary club whose members marched with a huge American flag While did not start on the dot at 10 oclock It was only a few minutes behind the schedule and shortly after the first band headed by policemen was marching up Federal avenue The First Section The first section of the parade was led by a squad of police followed by the Gates band Then eame three autps carrying the officers of the Modern Brotherhood of America Detachments of Company A and Company D all the members who could be away from their work were formed as one company under com mand of Capt E W Clark ot Com pany D A number of members of the companies not with command were in tha parade however assist ing in carrying out the schemes of various patriotic floats Then came the uniformed mem bers of the Court of Honor drill team The members of the marched attired in white trousers black coata and white hats with Rotary bands The members of the club carried between them a huge American flag TKe Boy Scouta had a large and very credit able turnout considering that a detail of the troops appeared In another section with a The Red Cross society flne representation a dozen or more yojng women uniformed marching In that signs reading We are the Weeders and We do our Awards of the Judges of prizes for the best floats In the parade were made this afternoon Tlio Judges Kev Dougherty L H Henry of Charles City and R S Younp of Clear Lalcc awarded the prizes as follows there being Prizes of 10 and two of 5 in each of the first four classes Mnnlifactitrprti 1st Cement 2nd Decker 3rd Fur 4th Dennfson Brick and Tile Bth Co Icn 1st Sterling 2nd DamonIfeoii 3rd Chambers Music House 4th Trafford Music Co 5th Patton Bros 1st Red Cross 2nd Rotary Club 3rd Suffragettes 4th Country Club 5th Camp Fire Girls IiOdKCM 1st Elks 2nd M B A Sra Ben Hur iHh I O O 5th Pythian Sisters As the decorated automobile class did not fill these prizes were transfer red to the schools and awarded as follows 1st HcKlnley 2nd Central 3rd Oar field 4th Grant 5th Jackson The prizes were Honornble mention The judges gave honorable mention to the foliowing firms to whom they could not award prizes Bell Telephone Company Interna tional Harvester Currle Hardware Mason City Hardware City National Bank M W Toggery Studebaker Auto Baly Plumbing Co Mason City Tont and Awning Mason City Fire Peter libeling Letts Spencer Smith Co PATRIOTIC BALLY Greene June patriotic rally was held here Tuesday evening after registration The band escort ed the boys of 61 to the opera tiouse followed by the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls At the opera house a patriotic program was given sev eral of the local pastors and Rev Farnum ot Marble Rock maWns short patriotic addresses Although It was a rainy evening the room was filled BIG RAIN AT GREENE June rain storm visited thls section Tuesday night accompanied by a heavy wind Two inches at waterfell during the Jtcontinued to rain near ly all day Wednesday Paris June has re organized her army and is resume the fight according to the statement of Premier Brattano In an ntervlew with a Petrograd corres pondent of the Parlsien My coun try is keoplng its premises under the tiiost difficult circumstances It has 3een Invaded by an enemy superior in It has lost its capital and over half Its territory It suf fered famine and disease but It has made a great and manly effort to re organize Its army and It has never given up the struggle Today Ru mania is ready to resume Its fight its my Is perfectly trained and it has material such as it never had be Paris June minister of marine said It was unknown whether the submarine was sunk or submerg ed voluntarily News of this occurrence was re ceived with Immense satisfaction by the French republic coming so soon after the arrival of the American squadron iTheMlnlster of marine referred to the cooperation layilig emphasis in the multiplication of patrols with the assistance of hydro planes as the quickest way of dispos ing of the submarines Collier Jupiter Reaches France With Wheat for American Forces Paris June large American transport containing wheat for the American troops which are to come later crossed the Atlantic under pro tection of an American warship the Matin announces The transport is being unloaded at a French port The newspapers say preparations are being made for the reception of the American troops A number of bases similar to those of the British army have been organized Camps have out for In fantry and parks established tor the American avia tors None of the American officers are bringing their families Tho Matin says the arrival of tho means provisioning of the armj ill bo well under way be ore tne arrival of the troops and iccordiugly the American forces will nake no call on the French stock of bod Washington June concen tration camp for the thirteenth di vision which includes Iowa the Da kotas Nebraska and Minnesota will go to Minnesota If the recommenda tion of General Barry Is followed General Barry has recommended the selection of Twin City site near Fort Snelling This fact leaked out though not yet announced by the war department The recommenda tions of General Barry for the central department are In the hands of the general staff and secretary of war but are not yet approved Whether there will be any approval Is not yet known The general policy of fjec retary Baker is to follow the depart ment commanders recommendations Some objections have been raised to Minneapolis and St Paul because of climate What figure this will cul with Secretary Baker cannot be fore cast is tha camp sito General Barry haa recommended for Illinois The report of GeneraJ Barry prob ably ends of Mason City Sioux Olty Omaha Des Moinea ant a number ot othor applicants The war seldom overrides the decisions ot department commanders Collier Jupiter Washington June naval solller Jupiter has arrived n France aden with tons of wheat ana other supplies Secretary Daniels an lounces The ship secretly sailed from American port The Jupiter is one of the navys argest colliers She was the first electrically propelled steamer evet built and her performance was so jood ll led to the adoption of elec tric drjve for all new battleships ant attle cruisers The American navy being the only one in the world to adopt this typo of propulsion The Jupiter has a ilgh speod for an auxiliary naval ves sel which would enable her to escape submarine attacks under any but un isual circumstances Secretary Daniels did not specify what supplies besides wheat the ves sel carried WELCCWIE AMERICANS Paris June ministry marine announced tonight that an American warship has anchored of the French coast The announcement adds Tho French navy greets with Joy on their arrival these new brothers In arms who under the flag of the great Am erlcan republic come to participate until final victory In the struggl against tho common Norwegians Will Celebrate Union St Paul June bolls o three thousand churches throughou the United States will ring Snturda morplng celebrating the union o the three Norwegian churches o America Into tho Norwegian Luther of America Tho union Is under way of meeting here resn continues a number of prison rs being taken Now Offensive The new British offensive Is against sharp German salient three mlloa outh of Ypres For several days UIQ Jrltish maintained a tremendous ombardmeiit for almost thirty miles n this portion of their front Tho alient itself is about three miles in Idth and the same distance in depth Vn effective advance In this sector vould seriously menace the German old on Lille which is about flvs Hies from tho nearest British nosi ion British Headquarters in France la London June porres f ondcnt of the Associated Press The British rush this morning on tho MessinesWytschaete ridge or the 3elgian frpntf took them well over heridge where they are now en The village of Messlnes WJIB re ported taken early It Is also report 3vl that Leiifer and Zareeba liavo fall 3ii and Wytschaete is surrounded by British storming troops The British also captured import ant trench positions all the way from he observation ridge southeast of Vpres to the Ploegstoert wood north if Armentieres More than a million ounds of high explosives were blown up under the German forward positions This the most glgantio ulnlng operation In the history of the var spread panic among the Ger nans Tanks were in tlio thick of tho Ighting Over a thousand Germans vere taken prisoners early in the en gagement Fighting continues under the mld ummer sun The Gonjians have not ret rallied for the expected counter ittack Ciciiimu Statement Berlin via London Germans yesterday captured French lositlons for an extent of nearly one ind a quarter miles along the Chem nDesDames front south of Pargny Fllain In the Algne region H is offlc ally announced Early today the an nouncement addn the battle in Flan ders has fully flared up after moat extensive explosions and most violent gun fire Get Another An Atlantic Port Juno American destroyer palrollng off the coast of Ireland cume upon a Ger man submarine shelling the life boats of the ship it sunk according to sur vivors of the submarines victim ar riving here today The submarine disappeared Twen ty survivors of the two ships wora picked up MORE TAXES Washington June senate finance committee has added to the war tax bill a naw provision lor a tax of two cents on all bank checks and drafts of over B The house taxes on social athletic and sport Ing clubs are eliminated CONFEUI3RATE PARADE Washington June thous and Confederate veterans escorted by the G A R as a guard of honor marched In review before President Wilson between lines of cheering crowds today Russian Soldiers Are Again Obeying Petrograd via London June Tho Kronstadt Incident Is closed Tho local committee ot soldiers and work nionr delegates has recognized tin authority ot the provisional govern ment This committee at Kronstxdt rtccltfed Juno 1 to assume control of tho fortress refusing recognition of Die provisional government Tho so codsionlstfl proposed splitting Russia Into many self governing communi ties Tho svbnpdonmont of tho plans Is apparently the result of of tho socialist ministers In the provis ional cabinet ;