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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1916, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWEEK For Business office call 32 For Editorial Rooms Call GlobeGazette Telephones MASON CITYS REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OP THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLDTODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS clmiily mid collier to niKhl Tuesday gentMally fail1 to hiisk ii winds tan i glit QUIET AGAIN EXCEPT FOR BOMBARDMENTS IN VEHDUrV REGION TRANSFER OF SCENE OF BIG ASSAULT Adviccs From Belgium Indicate pi That Larqe Numbers of Men iH w Are Being Massed Near Ypres Salient Special to the GlobeGazette London Mar Central news correspondent at The Hague says dispatches received there from the front show that the Germans are making vigorous efforts to cap Fort Tavannes Jour nrilea i northeast of Verdun but that the French are resisting them resolute ly and are inflicting heavy losses on the attackers Stubborn fight ing continues near Verdun and tha village of Vaux no longer exists More Germans were lairled into Vaux but the corre spondent says they were repulsed with terrific losses It is also said that tralnloads of German wouuded have the Ver dun battlefield for Germany Active jn Special to The GlobeGazette London March 0 Important movements of German troops in Bel gium are reported in a Central newa dispatch from the Hague It said in formation has reached The Hague from Maeatricht Holland and forty thousand German cavalrymen of tho Laudstrum are on their way to tho trout near Ypres French Have Inning Paris March was a good day for the French at Verdun according to information received here today and public confidence is greatly strengthened by news of the continued repulses of German at tacks In military and political cir cles lively satisfaction is expressed regarding the situation and the opinion now begins to prevail that the great efforts of Germans will be more easily disposed of than at first 1 expected There was no infantry north of Verdun last night Having failed to make any impres sion on the Doiiaumont position or on Vanx to Its right the German general staff determined to smash the French left on the Vacherauvllle WoouCote de Potvre position With out regard to coat the best troops were hurled forward but with no more success than elsewhere The Pomeranians and what are left of the Brandenburgers dashed themselves vainly against the French who stood as immovable as a rock wall At Vaux the Germans finally fell back leaving heaps of dead on the ftelcU The French infantry support ed by formidable artillery which will caver henceforth lack ammuni tion showed themselves able to re sist every onslaught On the left bank of the Mouse ar tillery on both j tides thundered nil day long Freifah infantry in that section had littife to do but it re mains there reaSrly for any eventual ity although military experts believe it is extremely doubtful that tho Germans will attempt to sorm the MorejHomme key position for to do so they must deploy over a plain a mile wide under cross fire from the heights rt la chiefly the French artillery that is involved in AYoevre fighting The French bold the outskirts of the village of Manhuelles firmly and have stopped all attempts of ithe Germans to de bouch in that direction Special to The GlobeGazette London March persons were killed andithhty three injured In Sunday nights Zeppelin raid Three Zeppelins Sfook part in the at tack according To the official state ment Issued The area vlaited by Zeppelins included Yorkshire Lincolnshire Rutland Huntingdon Cambridge shire Norfolk Essex and Kent Capture Thousand Special to The GlobeGazette Berlin March of one thousand French near Verdun on Saturday and Sunday is announced by the war office TUESDAY 7 191G NO 117 PRESIDENTS CONFIDENTIAL AGENT BELIEVED TO SO HAVE REPORTED TO CHIEF I BELLIGERENT CAPITALS NOT SEEKING FOR TRUCE President Forty Minutes Late at Executive Offices Today Be cause of Ttime Talk Col House Required Special to the GlobeGazette Mar D Baker former mayor of Cleveland Ohio has been selected by Presi dent Wilson for secretary of war Baker has accepted the position and is now arranging his affairs in Cleveland preparatory to coming to Washington to take up his du ties The selection of Baker Is under stood to have been discussed by the president with Col House soon af ter the latters arrival here When the president was making his cabinet in 1913 he offered the place of secretary of the interior to Baker twice Mr Baker was then mayor of Cleveland and de clined for that reason The presi dent and Baker have been friends for some time and correspond ed frequently When the president was touring the middle west on his preparedness program he saw Mr Baker In Cleveland and had a Ions talk with him Ever LIngley Garrison re Bignea halrvneeTi Beekinga middle Western lawyer for the place The thirty day peri od for which Major General Hugh Scott chief of staff was desiguaied as secretary of war ad interim will expire March 11 It is believed Bakers nomination will be sent to the senate before that time Mr Baker is 44 years old and was born in Martinsburg West Vir ginia At the age of 25 he was private secretary to Postmaster General Wilson in President Cleve lands cabinet In 1S97 he began the practice of law at Martinsburg but not long thereafter moved to Cleveland where he became city so licitor in 1902 He held this office for ten years until his election aa mayor Mr Baker has received degrees of John Hopkins and Washington ana Lee universities For years he has been closely identified with the re form movement In Cleveland When Mayor Tom Johnson died Baker took up the fight for lower street car fares in Cleveland CUT SOLVES TKAJU PROBLEM Authorities Issue Tick ets for Use of HousewivesOuo Hours Work One Full Meal Is Successful Slogan Washington Iowa March Washington authorities hava de vised a new plan of dealing with the hobo problem Tickets are Is sued to the housewives of the city each ticket entitling a tramp to a full meal at a restaurant provid ing lie is willing to give In return an hours work When a hollo ap pears at a kitchen door he is one of the tickets and told to go hunt up the city marshal If the wanderer is willing to works llo gets his meal if not he goes with out it The housewives of the city are cooperating with the authorities and many requests are being re ceived for the tickets Since Nov 1 a tolal of SOS tramps have been housed overniKht in the city jail GIST OF IT J M H off nor opened the IU jou theatre yesterday as an nounced thut ho would midran from to p m with out molestation to packed houses Competent attorneys sJiy city ordinance is void because it provides nonuity greater than be or police court The city council M neutral ami will probably do as its mem Iers believe the greatest lac tor of public sentiment demands Those opposed to opening hold mass meeting at Insh school Sunday puss resolutions against breakingof Sunday laws ap point committee to taUo charge of arrange to employ counsel and to finance buttle Both sides say whole question of Sunday opening will be thresh ed out at this time Tlie greatest penalty wbjch it is certain can be inflicted is a 1ino of to The city council this morning amended the old ordinance on mis demeanors held invalid by attorneys so as to provide the same penalty for violation of the Sunday closing law applying to theatres as that fix ed by the Iowa code with the added alternative of 1 days in jail in lieu oj fine of from 1 to Penalty for violation of other sec tions ot this ordinance Is made tho same as that intended under the old of not exceeding or not exceeding thirty days in Attorneys representing the com mittee appointed by yesterdays mass meeting passed on action of council before it was taken and it was as serted at the city hall that It was satisfactoiy to them These ordinances will take effect ten days from their Their official publication appears in anoth er column Sunday moving picture shows are the opening wedge to be followed by Sunday opening of all theatres Sunday opening of the billiard halls and Sunday opening of all classes of business that care to stay open on that day and must be fought as such in the opinion of between four and five hundred men and women of Mason City who attended a hastily called meeting nt the liigh school auditorium yesterday afternoon The meeting was arranged by an nouncement of the fact it was to be held from the pulpits of the churches Sunday morning when the pastors of the Protestant churches advised their congregations that by reason of J M Heffners notice that the Bijou theatre would open for business yes terday they were face to face with the Sunday closing matter which of late has been vexing many Iowa Net results of the meetingwere 1 Passing i resolution oppos ing the operation of places of amusement for profit oil Sunday 2 Selecting an executive com mitted of five to halve charge of the fight against Sunday open ing with full powers to act 5 Instruction of this tee to take steps to hriiifv about tho of yesterdays alleged violation of law anil ordinance using its ouii dis cretion as to method of pro cedure 4 Instructing the executive committee to appoint a finance committee to raise tho money o carry ou he fight 5 Instructing tho committee to take competent legal advice in tho matter What Meeting IMd By 4 oclock the high school audi torium which seats 400 persons was filled 3fld was a standing ahout the aides of the room The meeting was called to order by Dr Minchin pastor of the Congregational church and president of the Ministerial associ ation who was chosen Moderator of tho meeting Dr Minchin then asked his hearers to bow their beads for a few minutes while divine Continued on Page Pursuant to announcement in Sat urday evenings papers tho Bijou theatre opened at oclock Sun day afternoon and continued in op eration without any direct molesta tion from that hour until o clock last evening the film being dis play sHl o a packed house at every performance Manager J M Heffner and his em ployes had expected to be arrested several times during the duy for vi olation of the state Sunday closing laws and had made every prepara tion to meet this emergency machine operators and several sub stitute cashiers were at liaud to go to work and kept the theatre open had it been necessary but the strate gy of tho element of the city oppos sed to Sunday shows did not for yes terday include the making of arrests so the service of the extra gang were not needed Waiting for the expected to hap pen and have it fail to transpire was not unsimilar to the waiting for a blast of dynamite to go off and have It fail to explode Conference Held Saturday evening following pub lication of Mr HolCners large dis play advertising announcing that the Bijou would be open from to p a conference at the may ors office ail parties interested was called at the request of the committee of the ministerial associ ation which has been watching Sun day observance in Mason City This conference was attended by Mayor Potter Commissioners Gould and Cadwell Rev Dr Win 1 Minchin pastor of the Congressional church and president of the Ministerial As sociation Rev C H DeVoe pastor of llio Christian church and Rev LeUoy C Cooley Jr pastor of the First Presbyterian church J M Heffner manager of and Sam Foster propriotor Gordo Hotel who is hacking HeCfnei in his fight for Sunday shows Tho net result of this conference wag that all parties concerned wero informed that If there was any en fordblo ordinance on the ordinance book of Mason City governing the case that it would be unforced in Continued on Page Fanners CoOperative Society En joys Its Twentyeighth Annual Meetiug on Saturday Members Ride in Automobiles Now TNCEXniAKY Special to the GlobeGazette Bast Lansing Mar 0 While the ruins of the engineering buildings of the Michigan Agricul tural high school Investiatton be made because ot rumors of incen diarism The estimated loss A speclal the legislature may he necessary to provide funds for reconstruction o the college buildings OIIPET CASE UP Waukegan March tion of evidence to the Lake County grand jury against Will Orpet charg ed with the murder of Marlon Lam bert at Lake Foreat has begun Fif teen witnesses were subpoenaed Prank Lambert father of the vic tim was the first witness Rockwell March K The Rock well Farmers Cooperative saciety which met at Rockwell on Saturday in its twentyeighth annual meeting was quite a contrast from the meet ing of eighteen years ago when The GlobeGazette editor made his first report of the meeting under the head The Farmers Then there were a dozen orators who wero ready rto go to bat at most any time and the appellation was criticised with a good deal of warmth by Thos McManus who was known as the Pat He Henry of the society However the startling head got the society so much advertising in magazines and newspapers that the society freely i forgave the editor and ever since ho is almost considered a fraternal member Have Automobiles Xow Eighteen years ago not a member of the society had ever dreamed of going to the meeting in an nutomo bile Now about every member has one but he thinks so much of his gasoar that on muddy days like Sat urday he still sticks to the horse hnggjr and there wore very few who attended the mooting except in the old way though nearly every one had the plutocrat car at home if he wanted to use it Good Management The usual program was carried through as reported in Saturdays GlobeGazette making a fine showing of the years business The business which fell off nearly over last year was the result of the poor corn and oats crop but the total as sets had increased by a good sum nevertheless The success of the as sociation has been due to the fact that It has always had a splendid corps of officers and executive com mittee and especially because of the special management of Frank Campbell who next year will cele brate his silver anniversary as man ager of the association He has been a member of the so ciety allies Ha formation and all but three years haa been its manager He waa unanimously elected man ager by the board at the meeting on Saturday afternoon One the features that gave spe cial pleasure was the singing by the quartette composed ot Mrs Art Smith and Mrs Roderick and Messrs Frank Johnson and Will Bruce with Mrs O K Dick at tho piano An other entertaining feature was the address of Colonel McConlogue who formerly lived in that section and who gave an illuminating talk on the state industrial institutions of Iowa and what they have done especially for theunfortunates of Towa Officers Klcctcd The following officers were elect ed by the association Matt Johnson Geneseo president A Holman Dougherty vce president W F Doderer Geneeeo secretary C F Bruce Rockwell treasurer Broers and F F Stolten berg Gihbs Sharp and Herman Zerble B McGaheran and H B Bielefeld Hogan and Put Boyle of Dougherty Campbell Manager The board of directors elected Mr Frank Campbell manager and Em mett Campbell his son cashier the latter having been in the employ of the association for eight years U J Barnhill was selected as the lum ber clerk and T C Bluell as elevator man the latter having served for nineteen years The clerks at tho clothing store C Keenan and W Williams were also selected for an jotlier year and C F Lohman was elected elevator man at Cameron IMr Lohman has served very faith fully for two years JAMKS CASKV HURT Picked Up Unconscious and Taken o Tronic of His S Liter James Casoy a well known Mason City man who usually works nt pro duce warehouses was picked up about Sunday morning unconscious on a side walk on Eaat Huntley Buffering from a bad out over the eye It was first thought by C B Allen and Joseph Vondlck who found him that he had been slugged and robbed but as his money was found in his pockets the thought of foul play disappeared nnd It was de cided that he must have slipped nnrt foil striking on hla hoad He was takento the home of his sister Mre Soli at 517 East Huntley slreet and the police and a physician called He did not regain consciousness until late yesterday Chnmhciilaiii Introducew Hill Moro Itiulical Thuri rresidcnls Outline in Double the Authorizes Purely Fed eral Volunteer Force Similar to Garrison Plan Washington March first of tho national preparedness meas ures to reach either house of con gress for consideration was intor duced In the senate by Senator Cham berlain chairman of the military committee which perfected It after weeks of hearings and confer ences It proposes an even move sweeping change In military policy than that outlined by President Wilson In his annual message and wan described by Mr Chamberlain as the most confa prehensivc piece of military legisla tion ever offered In congress All of tho elementary administra tion army plans prepared t3 Former Secretary Garrison are retained al though in altered form and addi tional proposals for organization of industrial reserves in peico times ROOK further than tho administration had suggested Almost tho Sitnic Tho house committees bill will be introduced Monday There is no vital difference between the two measures Aside from Us plan virtually to double tho regular army rnd na tional guard the seino bill has four striking features They are Authorization of a purely federal volunteer force in pcaco times simi lar to the continental army Authorization for a definitely en listed service In pence times among men of every profession or calling whose training fits them for special dutw either with iroops on lines of communication or supply or In ma chine shops and munition plants Pny for Cinnrd of tho national guard under a pay provision designed so that its training equipment and personnel will be under supervision of tho war department Authoriatlon for an ro sorve and a reserve officers training corps which would take In graduates from military schools and colleges and provide for their fnther develop ment to cammand PRESIDENTS CHOICE FOK PORTFOLIO IS OHIO MAN FORMER CLEVELAND MAYOR HAS BEEN1 SEEItlNfi FOR MIinVESTERXER FOR OB Baker Has Accepted and Is Prc pimncj to Leave Cleveland to Take Up Duties iti Important OiTicr Special lo The GlobeGazette Washington March House who returned yesterday from Europe is understood to have told President Wilson that he found no more prospects for peace during his recent visit to the capitals of the bel ligerent nations than he did last spring The president and Col Houae talked so long that the president was forty minutes late keeping his first engagement at the executive offices a very unusual proceeding for him COL HOUSK I5AOK Presidents Confidential Knvoy Makes Uenort to liis Chief Special to The GloboGazette Washington March K M House who relumed yesterday after visiting Berlia London and Paris as a special envoy of President Wilson today told the president of the results of his mission Colonel House parried questions as to the status of the armed slxip controversy with the statement that those Jh Washingon knew more about the sub subject than ho did He absolutely fused to comment on the foreign sit uation He also declined to conjec ture as to peace possibilities LAW COVSTITlJTIOXAli Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March su preme courl today held constitution al the Washington andFlorida Trad ing Stamp laws RKEVATOU BUR VS Special to The GlobeGazette Peoviti March des troyed tho Iowa elevator owned by the Minneapolis and St Louis rail road together with bushels of grain the property of 5 C Bart lett and company will be a loss of one million dollars today RIVCK CUTS A XEW CHAXVKI Flooded Molnes Destroying Many Aeifs of Rich of Ouriont Is Described by On lookcra AH Terrific Oslialoosa Mar DCS Moines river choked by a huge Ice gorge near Givin has broken loose and Is Rutting a new channel through the farm and waste land southwest of A channel sev enty feet wide and nearly a milo in length has already been cut by the swollen stream and the water in the main channel has fallen nearly five feet sines yesterday morning Tho force of Ihe current in tho BOW channel is described as terrific and trees and underbrush are torn away as though they were so much straw cutting of thfi new channel while it releivcs danger of the bis ce gorge jroing out will certainly result in the destruction ef several thousand acres of valu able bottom land Bnineers working In the flooded region gay there is no possible way of stopping the runayaw stream AXJTO SHOW OIjRARKI More Than People Attended tho Kxhibitioii on Xridny fort Dodge two thousand people saw northern Iowas automobile show that closed last night The largest crowd was Friday when people thronged the conventions building Receipts Saturdaywns profit as attendance on the other four days paid for the event Locnl events allowed thirtyfive per cent in creased attendance over last yeat Machines exhibited here will bo sent to Boston Philadelphia and San Francisco riiowa COMBERS WITH HOUSE M1N ORITY LEADERS ABOUT RESOLU TIONS PLEADS THAT PARTY LINES HE FORGOTTEN Wauls LouciHouse of Cori jjrcss to Support Foreifjn Iol itv by Good Majority Washingon March Housa Rules committee has agreed uiioa and will bring into tlie House tomor row a special rule Cor four hours de bate on the McLeniore resolution warning Americans off armed ships of European belligerents Tills ac tion puts the much discussed resolu tion into a parliamentary position the administration leaders ara confident they can kill It When Representative Gardner de clared in tlie House tliat there should be a clear vote on the subject repuu lican leader Maim announced that ha was against bringing the matter up in the House at all have believ ed said Mann in letting the Housa attend to Its constitutional duties and letting the president attend to his constitutional duties The four hour debate on MoLemore resolution will be evenly divided between tlie ad ministration and antiad ministration forces Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March Wilson almost immediately follow ing his return train a week end yacht trip down the Potomac appealed di rectly to Representatives Bennett ami Lenroot republican members of the house rules committee to consider the armed ship issue without parti san bias and assist in getting a veto on a resolution warning Americana off armed ships For an hour he discussed the for eign situation with the two republi can members and told them of tho necessity of demonstrating thut re ports abroad that a majority of con gress was not with him were erron eous After the conference Lenroot said the republicans had no intention of bringing party considerations into the Issue KKXMETH SHANKS 1IUKT Special to the GlobeGazette Nora Springs March n neth Shanks a young imin living south of Nora Springs while driv ing home frcnx church Sunday morning met with an accident which might avo resulted In fatal Injuries Mr Shanks was near the junction when the axle ot his bug gy broke which frightened tho horse and throw the occupant out of the vehicle Tho horse kicked Shanks about Ihe chest and head bruising liim Tlie injured man Is able to be around toduv aivS now AT MUKKTV Compel led Make Jvs nl Delivery by West Ubrrty Mar contract between the government and tlu Rock Island rail mid which provides that the road shall deliver 7nail to local postoffices within a tiuarler of a mile of the point wheve tho mall is unloaded caused a controversy here Tlie railroads baggage room here whom mail was dropped Is within nuur te of a mile of the posloffice an 1 the government ordered Postmaster S Koster to compel the road to make deliveries Tho railroad officials refused and shifted the point of dropping tho mall to the far end o be station platform which is just outside the quarter mile limit No mall cams up from the station and Postmaster Kostor was compelled to secure a and carry the mall making several trips Ju so doing Finally the railroad yielded and has put a carrier ou tho job for tlllrtv dava ;