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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 1 1917 NO 91 GERMAN INTRIGUE IN IICO IS STIRRING Congressmen Carefully Con sider New Issues Raised by Disclosures Over Night PLAN NOT KINDLY MET BY JAPANESE TeuSon Scheme Seems to Have Miscarried So Far as Tolrio Is Concerned Washington D March Associated Press Is able to revcal that termany is planning unrestricted submarine warfare and counting its onsequences has proposed alliances with Mexico and Japan to make war on the United States it this country should not remain neutral Japan hrough Mexican mediation waa to urged to abandon her allies and join in the attack on the United tates Mexico for her reward was to re ceive general financial support and with Germany would reconquer Tex as New Mexico and Arizona lost provinces and share In the victorious peace terms that Germany contem plated The details were left to the German minister von Bckhardt in Mexico City who by instructions were signed by the German foreign minister at Berlin January 19 1917 was directed to promise the alliance with Mexico to General Carranza and suggest that Mexico seek to bring Japan into tho plot These in structions were transmitted to von Eckhardt through Count von Berns torff former German ambassador here now on hla way to Germany under a safe conduct obtained from his enemies by the country against which he was plotting war i rS I Germany pictured to Mexico by announced Democratic j broad intimation that if England and the entente allies were defeated Ger many and her allies would be trluin and dominate the world by Kaisers Consuls Demand Still More Privileges as to Manner of Leaving Washington D March Safe conduct on the high seas in ad dition to freedom to leave the United States by any port they choose was demanded for the German consuls In this country immediately after the break While it was not explicitly stated permission for four American con sular officers who remained in Gerr many after Ambassador Gerards withdrawal to proceed to new posts in Turkey was dependent upon this concession It was plainly apparent to the state department there was some connection between the cases by the vexations and unnecessary obstacles placed by Germany In the way of the departure of the Ameri can consuls CO IS LI TO I Washington Mar I official confirmation of Ger j manys intrigue to ally Mex ico and Japan with her to make war on the United States as revealed last night by the Associated Press was given today at the White House the state department and in the senate On the iloor of the senate it was senators had been to state the revelations includ ing the text of the instructions from German Foreign Minisj ter Zimmerman to German Minister Von Eckhardt at Mexico City were correct Secretary Lansing authorized the statement We tlo not believe Japi had knowledge of this or that she would consider any pAipo sition made by an enemy luive confidence Jlexico would not be party to any sucli agreement inview of the friend ly relations existing between government tlie f goVerjiuient of Juarez Mexico March German consulate here was robbec last night and a number of Import ant official papers are reported to have been taken from the files of Jonsul Max Weber who has been in charge of consular and diplomatic affairs of the Gorman government in northern Mexico Dongregation at Funeral Filled St Josephs Chuch to the Doors REV CONVERY HAD CHARGE OF SERVICE IP 0 Jals Here from Des Moines So cieties There in Bodies Mexico City March Slexlcan officials here declined lo discuss Germanys effort to kivolvc Mexico in warwith the United States except to say they thought such efforts were vain and that Mexico would be nen trnl Washington tions of how Germany expecting war with the United States as the result of the ruthless submarine campaign plotted to unite Mexico and Japan with her for an attack on the United States lias stirred the capital to its depths Members of congress many whon had been hesitating to deal with Ger many In tie present situation are carefully studying the documentary evidence of Intrigue proposed to sep arate Japan from the allies and add the United Statea to the list ot na1 ions which Germany hopes to see con quered in her dream of world domin ation Evidences at hand are that it Mex ico as Germany suggested communi cated to Japan a proposal for an at tack on America it was met with a reception at Toklo quite contrary to what Berlin expected It ia thought here Germanys announcement thai she Intended to withdraw from the Pacific as a part of making peace was planned long ago to attach Japan to Germanys schemes with the prcspect of not only occupying the German possessions in the Pacific and adding to her domination of that ocean but the long standing friction with America Observers here believe a break down of the scheme so far as Jpan waa coiicern was signalized when theMexican government suddenly reversed Its attitude and announced it had no in tention of cutting of the British sup ply of naval fuel oil as indicated In Carranzas proposal to make peace cutting off exports f food and muni tions from neutrals Aside from the plan to alienate Ja pan from the entente and turn that country against the United States the plot to embroil Mexico in a war against America which waa to have financial support from Germany commands chief attention because it Js regarded as proof of the long smouldering suspicions of German activities to stir up trouble elsewhere on the western hemisphere where the United States by the Monroe Doc trine is morally obligated to maintain order Reports of German submarine bas es in the Gulf of Mexico and hints of possible German influence behind the uprising in Cuba and repeated ru mora oE German Influences playing upon all the revolutionary factions in Mexico with thesole purpose of em barrassing the United States and re ports of resentment being stirred up against America in bythe recent purchase by the United States of the Danish West Indies for the op enly announced reason that the Unit ed Sates could not afford to have them fall in the hands of a hostile of these things In the opinion of officials Ivere take on a de definite form with the disclos ures made In Germanys instructions to her minister in Mexico the instrument ot unrestricted war fare Text of Noto A copy of Zimmermans instructions to von Gckhardt sent through von Bernstorff is In possession of the United States government It Is as follows Berlin Jan 19 the first of February we intend to begin submarine warfare unreaticted In spite of this it is our intention to endeavor to keep neutral the United States of America If this attempt is not successful we propose an alliance on the following basis with Mexico That we shall make war together and financial support and it is understood that Mexico Is to reconquer territory in New Mexico Texas and Arizona The details are left to you for settle ment You are instructed to inform the president of Mexico of the above in the greatest confidence as soon as it is certain that there will be an out break of war with the United States and suggest that the president of Mexico on his own Initiative should communicate with Japan suggesting adherence at once to this plan and at the same time offer to mediate be tween and Japan Please call to the attention of the president of Mexico that the employ ment of ruthless submarine warfare now promises to couipcll England to j make peace in a few months Signed Is Kept Secret This document hag been in the hands of the government since Presi dent Wilson broke off diplomatic re lations with Germany It has been kept secret while the president has been asking congress for full author ity to deal with Germany and while congress has been hesitating It was in the presidents hands while Chan cellor BethmannHoilweg was declar ing that the United States had placed an Interpretation on the submarine declaration never Intended by Ger many and that Germany had pro moted friendly relations with the United States as an heirloom from Frederick the Of itself 1C there were no other it is considered Pursuit Turks by British Army Is Still Kept Up London March Brills continued pursuit of the Turks on the Tigris front throughout Tuesday It Is officially announced A hostile airplane dropped bomb today on Broadstairs I London March the Turkish force retreating from KutelAmara are shattered com pletely it is officially announced It was said the Turks would reach Bag1 dad as a disorderly mob Denmark Prohibits All Sales of Hard Stuff Temporarily London March of all spir its and other alcoholic llquora is prohibited in Denmark according to a Copenhagen Routers dispatch The ordei la temporary and calls for returns to be made on all stocks o England Withdraws Objection to Firm Making U S Shells Washington D March Great Britain has withdrawn her ob jections and made known her per mission for Hadfields limited an Enlish munitions concern to con tract with the American navy for armor piercing shells Lansing Careful to Clear Skirts of the Japanese and of Carranza Washington D March Secretary Lttnslug took groat care t will be noted to exonerate both apiin and Mexico and said this gov ernment had no knowledge that ijjosalB had been conveyed through Mexico to Japan in view of the fact the plan was lot to be presented until it is cer ain there will be outbreak ot war with the United It la not certain Secretary Lan sing said the matter has been offi cially presented to Carranza at all it la known definitely officials said Zimmermans instructions reached Count Von Bernstorff here und he forwarded them to Mexico City and they reached the German minister there At thte point the trail of of ficial certainty is lost to view Dynamited Mans Home Is Charge Mandan N March Smith accused of having killed Ilor aCe Ball at the town of Beach last summer is to be placed on trial nt teh term of the Morton county cir cuitcourt here this month Smith is ar leged to have committed the mur der by placing dynamite under Balls house blowing him to death AljLIKS 11OM COXFEltEXCK iCnglUU and French Leaders Ifuve Meeting Jit Csdnis Paris Tuesday Feb Delay ed An AngloFrench conference was held at and today Those partlcpatirig In it were Premier Briand of France General Lyauley the French minister of war Gen Robert G Nivelle commander in chief of the French field forces Pre a sufficient answer to the German mier Lloyd George of Great Britain ninint thP Hnitpri i Gen Sir William H Robertson chief chancellors plaint that the United States brusquely broke off rela tions without giving authentic rea sons for the action of the imperial staff at British army headquarters and Field Marshal Sh Douglas Haig commander In chief o The state and city which he hat faithfully served to the best of hit ability members of the bar In whicl he was so prominent for years and the church he loved and its societies this morning paid their last trlbut of respect to James H McConlogue member of the Iowa Board of Con trol of State Institutions who died a a Des lloines hospital Monday oven ing following illness ot suvera weeks duration St Josephs Catholic church wher Rev Father Convery or Oliarles for yeais a closu friend ot Col Me Coulogue requiem high mass was filled to capacity when the hou for the services arrived at a n Since there had a constan procession his friends from all walks at ICe ranging from dignified state offioials down to humble labor ers oE the street department who had known him when he was mayor and even including f irftigDCrs irom tlie cement plant and brick yards districts Biled past the bier upon which the body was in slate Flowers from friends In all parts of the middle west and from men who knew his record as a ponologist and criminologist were heaped high upon it in testimony of the high ea teem in which he was held by all who knew him either personally or by repute By order Judge J Clark pre disject held no session this and the bar of Cerro Gordo county attended the funeral in a body The bar was represented in the list of active pall bearers as were fellow state officials and the other organizations to which he belonged City Honors Memory There has been spread on the per manent records of Mason City a reso ution in memoriain of his death vhlch was drawn in a reverent splr t and breathes the general sentiment of Mason City toward Col McCon ogue and similar resolutions will go nto the archives of the district court of the state of Iowa in and for Cerro lordb county at a memorial servlco soon to be held in the court room by he attorneys of the county Following the services at St Jo soplia church the body was taken ti Elmwood cemetery and there placet beside that Mrs McConlogue who preceded her husband in death som years ago Arrived Xialit The body of Col McConlogue CM corted by his son and daughter oth er friends of the family and stale of ficials arrived in Mason City last ev ening at over the Rock Island The train was met on arrival by a committee of the Cerro Gordo count bar and a large number of other at torncys and by of th church and other organization t which he belonged The procession proceeded to St Josephs church instead of to Hoi Family church of which Col McCon logue waa a member This was parl ly because of the larger size of St Jo sephs which waa required to accon modate tho congregation and parti because prior arrangements had bee A MIXUTE TO PASS HIljT Washington D March senate laid aside the revenue bill for one minute tonight by unanimous consent and put through the annual Invalid pension bill already passed by the house and carrying about Freight Increases Are Disapproved by Commerce Commission Washington D March Proposed general increases of freigh rates from Scranton and Williams port and other Pennsylvania points to Chicago and St Paul Duluth ana Lake Michigan and Lake Superior points were disapproved today b he interstate commerce commission Proposed increases ranged fron ne and onehalf to six cents per on undred pounds and were to appl o all classes of freight llOHJiLlltiCAOlIVJli i The document supplies the missing British forces in France link to many separate chains of cirj cumstances which until now have seemed to lead to no definite point It sheds new life upon the frequentlj reported but indefinable movement of the Mexican government to couple Its situation with the friction bej tween the United States and Japan It gives new credence to persistent reports of submarine bases on can territory in the Gulf of Mexico It takca cognizance of a fact long re cognized by American army chiefs To eight second column Bill Giving President Support to Be Rushed Through House SENATE TO AWAIT ACTION OF HOUSE Promised Not to Pass Similar Law on Arming Ships Before Friday Washington IX March Senator added to his resolu Harvester Company Asks to Be Judged by Rule of Reason Not of Size Washington March a brief filed in the supreme court of the Unit ed States today replying to the ornments recent brief the Interna tional Harvester company asks that it be Judged according to the rule ot reason rather than the rule of size and according to the language of tho Sherman law rather than any suppos ed purpose of the law makers It is charged in effect that government having failed to mako the facts in the case fit the law ia now trying to make the law tit the fadts Arguing in conclusion Cor the ap plication of the rule of th9 brief asks Is it logical is It reasonable or just to urge tho court to dismember a corporation that possesses no unfair op exclusive rec ord by the undisputed testimony of a thousand witnesses has been helpful and not injurious in the public whose treatment ot competitors by the findings of the lower court ha3 been honorable clean and tlon a clause requesting the senate real thnt 80mo olhpl he supplied with all other informa tion regarding this matter if not in compatible with the public interest Senator La Follette said he would not object to the passage of the Lodge resolution providing it was amended to ask tho president to state when the Zimmerman note bad come into possession of the American gov ernment Washington D C March Spurred by Ihe increasing menace from Germany the house leaders to day planned to seok action before night on a bill authorizing President Wilson to arm ships and rush it to sions tho senate where an agreement exists not to pass a similarmeasure before tomorrow j Report Special lUile The liouae rules committee has favorably reported a special rule for immediate consideration of the Flood bill empowering the president to arm that has actually I rained trade or is attempting to tlo so may escape pun ishment The brief contends that since tho evidence showed that tho Harvester company had not committed any act forbidden by the langnngu of the law that the case aaginst it must rest en tirely upon its alleged violation not of what congress put into the lasv but of what the government counsel now asserts congress had in mind when it enacted the law and this tho government undertakes from debatevi in congress magazine articles and de tached quotations from court deol aud protect ships under American In ho Semite Washington D March Germans Withdrawing Along Both Banks of the Ancre River Berlin via wireless to Sayville larch army beadquar ers today announces a voluntary nd systematic withdrawal of parts After the revelation of the German plot by the Associated Press was confirmed on the floor of the senate onnfotipn of Senator Ue lit uji a proposal to sk the president lo communicate he Tacts to congress officially After discussion Senator HardwicY nsisted upon objection to immediate onaideratiou of the Lodge resolution n order that Ihore might be tiiuu or deliberation by the foreign rela lons committee Senator Stones re to have the resolution referred E the German advance positions on oth banks oC the Ancre on the anc6Belgidn front Tour More Vessels Sunk by Submarines Says French Report Paris March is officially xnnounced that the British steamers lau Farquhar and Calgorm Castle he French schooner Marie Joseph unl the Norwegian steamer Sjostucl lave been sunk Musketry School on at Fort Sill Flood Control Bill Will Be Signed by President Today Washington D March 1 It is announced today that President Wilson late today will sign the flood control bill recently passed by con Fort Sill March The Fort Sill School of Musketry the only one of its kind In the United States opens loduy tor Its spring term More than ISO men from the various army posts have been enrolled In military circles the present term of tho school Is likely to attract morj than ordin ary attention since several of the tne style in small arms are to tried out for the first time be liHKRSOX BUST TVPF OK OATS The early varieties of oats such as Kherson will prove the moat profit able for Iowa farmers to said Prof L O Burnett In charge of the oat experiments on the Iowa station in hia talk to abort course students Iowa JOS a strain of Kherson has proved its value for sowing on vor fertile land as it ban a cry shor slraw and does not Experiments at the Iowa station indicate that drilling the socd wil give best results under average con ditlons CERRO GORDO COUNTYS FACTORIES TURNED OUT OVER ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF FINISHED PRODUCT DURING YEAR 1915 o that committee without instruc lons as to when they should report vaa adopted unanimously Senator odge called a meeting of the com niUec today to consider tho rosolu ion Swing Iulo Ijino Washington D March Shocked and by the revela tion of Germanys attempt to unite Japan and Mexico to war upon the United States congress today forgot Is differences of opinion and began swinging Into line behind the presi dent The senate republicans aban doned the general filibuster and HH surcd the democratic leaders of Iheir support to the president In the house without roll call un der special provision for immediate consideration the Flood bill to clothe the president with authority to deal with tho Gorman submarine menace by arming ships was taken up under agreement for a vole after three hours of debate The senate foreign relations com mittee ordered a favorable report on tho Lodge resolution after striking out the provision asking the presi dent when the Ziiuincnniiii letter came into possession of the United States While lacking information wheth er any Invitation over reached Tokio the Japanese embassy emphatically declares any such Invitation under no circumstances would be entertain ed by that government The statement Is made officially that the White House stands behind the bill as drawn in tho senate first last and all the and docs not approve tho house in its entirety YOUTH NOT Austin March 1 Informed that his son John was dead in n Min neapolls after jondins several messages to that off netto atives John Hartniah was startled a few hoiMs later by meeting his son on a principal street of Mason City John had gone to Hie for trealment us laid another young man by Hie same name II was v case of mistaken identity Another Freighter Is Safe on French Coast After Braving U Boats Bordeaux March 1 Tho Ameri can freighter Rochester has al the1 month of the Ciirondi1 Tennessee Joins Bone Dry Ranks Nashville March seans who have not lost their fond ness for the cup that cheers despite that have made the state virtually dry for a long time past are likely to find themselves up against it aH a result 01 the Bono drylaw which went into effect to day The new law is intended to put an end to all shipments of liquor aa beverage iulo Ihu state Heretofore I ho thirsty oneit liuvo been permitted to import from oiitsmln the state a gallon oC liquor at a time for per BOiial or family UKO Here Mr Cerro Gordo County and Mason City booster are the latest available authentic figures on tho manufacturing activities o the city and county They come from the biennial report of the Iowa Bureau of that If Japan ever undertook to in labor statistics for the period ending June 30 1016 as prepared by A L Urick commissioner and just made aintno ii products were worth at the factories over eleven and a quarter million for the year because it does not provide other Instrumentalities which the the president desires and proposes to re fuse war innurance lo ships currying munitions vade the United would be through a it probably bl Mexico over the I wages border and into the Mississippi val1 tnem ley to split the country in two It recalls that Count von Bernstorff when banded his passports was very reluctant to return to Germany but expressed a preference for asylum in Cuba It gives a new explanation to the repeated arrests on the border of men charged by American military authorities with being German intel ligence agents Is Act of War Last of all it seems to show a con nection with General Carranzas re cent proposal to neutrals that exports of food and munitions to the enten te allies be cut off and an intimation that he might stop the supply of oil so vital to the British navy which is exported from the Tamplco fields the fortythree factories of the county employed an average of 2221 men and fiftyeight women to turn to whom they paid any average annual wage of and a total of was paid them in Such a proposal as Germany In structed her minister to make to Mexico borders on an act of war if actually it is not one Hero are Mr Uricks figures in detail learners Kmployert I Cerro Cortlo BrtcK and tile Butter cheese anil condensed Car repairs and construction 2j 2 I Copper tin and shootIron 2 Foundry and machlncishop Printing Tobacco clprara and smoking 2 r 8 j I j t 850 I 111 i 38 2 Other InfluBtrUs j j i j i i I j 621 j f28 28 4 liil 903 I 43 10 30 33 I 279 523 518 32 I 20 151 903 30 I ill C80 23 49 2 17 403 27 430 I 360 528 717 GO 50 36 Gl 2 I Lady Is io Be the Speaker Xcw York March 1 Mlsi rtanltin Montanas ean womanclect and the first woman to lie electod to our national legislative body U to explain her political views to a New York audience in Carnegie hall tomorrow night Much interest is manifested In the as it will be Miss Riinkins first public ut terance sincp her election to congress last November ASKS MKXOfAKj TO QUIT Now York Marcli of Prosident Mcnocal of the Ciilmn republic as the solution of Iho revo lution going on there has been de manded by veterans of tho war for Cuban independence according to caihle advices received here today by Dr Orestes Fcrrara representative in this coujitry of the liberal party Welsh Observing Saint Davids Day Chicago March and wom en who claim Wales as iheir mother country of whom there are consider able colonies at numerous points throughout llic middle west today join with the people of the same na tionality throughout the world in the annual oliservance of St Davids Day Tho day commemorates Uio anniver sary of the death of St David tho patron saint of Wales St David liv ed In the sixtli century and posed to have died about the year 58S St Davids main distinction wus gained when 11 S bishops mot to pro test against the Iclnjjiau heresy and to proclaim the true faith lo the great throng gathered But nobody could make himself heard so great was the tumult Davids name was ind he was sent or anil after much persuasion induced to go The le cnd plates that on tho way lie raised roth the dead the only son of a wi dow When he reached the scene of this gatherliiK he was Ihe master of the ait nation The ground under his feet rone into a little hill where a church now stands and his voico waa heard unto the uttermost parts of the assemblage His carried the day and the approaching heresy vanished srits HKinxi i0 foreign steamers entering this port in January there wis a decrease in February of 45 Of the Sfi entering in February Norway led British ships taking second place for the first time in fifty years There were 37 Norwegian and 23 British ;