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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1917, Mason City, Iowa Winston Churchill Said to Have Been Responsible for Expedition COMMISSION GIVES RESULT OF INQUIRY Naval Attack Was Begun as a Result of Half Hearted Expert Opinion London March Dardanel les expedition as far as England was concerned was undertaken on the Initiative of Colonel Winston Spencer Churchill then the first lord of the admiralty according to a majority report of the commission appointed to Inquire into the responsibility of the expedition All authorities concerned were In favor of joint military rather than a naval attack the report says which would have been undertaken had not other circumstances Includ ing a communication from the Rus sian government led to modification program Upon information from the secre tary of war there were no troops available for immediate operations Churchill advocated on a certain amount of half hearted hesitating expert an attack by ships alone This attack if successful was to be followed by further operations against the main defenses of the Nar rows There does not appear to have been direct support or direct oppo sition from the responsible naval and military advisers Lord Fisher and MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 8 1917 Second Iowas Men Swamped Phone Line North from Keokuk Long distance telephone lines north from Keokuk wero burned up last evening all the way to Mason City as soon the first battalionof the Sec ond Iowa Infantry struck the Pow er City homeward bound from the border Apparently as soon as tha com mand fall out came the officers and maele a rush for telephone booths arid proceeded to put in calls for relatives at home The messages they sent brought the word that everyone was well and that they would reach Fort Dea moines about midnight and detrain this morning It was learned later that detraining operations began about daylight The boys are not particularly en ehusiastic over the railroads that handled their train however One man put it thus If the govern ment had advertised for the poorest roadbed in existence over which to ship us they couldnt have got a wors eoue than the S A A P aud the St L and S W The latter road which carried them across Ar kansas he alleged is the one about which the Through Ar kansas was written It did not appear this morning as though the muster out could be com pleted in the fortyeight hours which Col Hyatt thought was all that would be required Week ut JDcs Moijies DCS Moines March one week will be required to muster out members of the Second Infantry Iowa national guard which arrived1 at Fort Des Moines shortly after 1 a according to statements issued by the offiesrs It is announced thirty men of the regiment were discharged on tho Unanimous Consent to Its Consideration Is Obtained This Mornine NO 97 Major Smith Passed Away Last Night at His Home Death Takes Another of Countys Early Prominent in A IJ Circles BOTH WINGS OF SENATE FAVOR IT Now May Become Possible to Curtail Power of Leather Lunged Filiburterers Washington March Clo ture amendment to the senate rules approved by the democratic and re publican caucuses was taken up by the senate today under unanimous consent Leader Martin in asking the unanimous consent said by so doing he had no desire to shut ojf the full debate Senator Ixidge said ho hoped there would bo no objection After reading a portion of Presi dent Wilsons statement on the fail ure of the armed neutrality bill which stated it was useless to call a special session until the senate rules were changed Senator Sherman wlio voted against the rule in the re publican caucus yesterday said a Sir James Murray as to the maae at Browi cability of carrying on the operations a as approved by the war council viz Itermaster department to bombard and take Galllpol Pen as the ob the report asserts Des Moines March for a a review of national guard troops by steps been taken todeternline and state 1 members of v the general assembly was renewed today when Colonel vWrHether the statement of the secro war that no troops were available was correct the commls sioners think it would have been as certained sufficient troops would have been available for joint military and naval operations at an early date Thus the question before the war council was whether no action of any kind should for the time being be undertaken or whether action should be taken bv the fleet alone the navy being held to be the only force available The commission reports late Lord Kitchener favored the project and when he gave the decision in thewar council it was invariably accepted ns Hyatt commander of the Second In fantry I v expressed a willing ness to have his command participate in a patriotic demonstration on the capitol grounds Bad weather and necessity for immediate mustering out spoiled the plans for a proposed review of the Third infantry muster ed out ten days ago Review It was said probably would be staged during the latter part of the week Colonel Hyatt issued the follow ing statement 1C arrangements are made for review I will be pleased and so will my meu to hold one The weather indications are for fair east was delayed three weeks ns the result of a decision of Kitchener not being communicated to Churchill London March members parliament were holding meetings to discuss the situation arising out of the debate In the lower house last night on the question for home rule for Ireland and did not put in an appearance when the speaker took the chair In the House of Commons this afternoon The na tionalists at a meeting adopted a rcs olution declaring the Irish party should remain in London in its full strength final The dispatch of troops to the waTm weather for the next few days man 41 and suggest tentative plans to call for the review next Slav Campaign in Persia Is Making Headway Is Report Pctrcgrad via London March The Russians in Persia have made further important progress in the pursuit of Turks from Hamadan the war office announced today After capture of Asadabad siwnmit they continued their progress southward and on Monday occupied the town Kangaver Seeks Guardianship of Chinese Boy in Court Boston March 8A legal battle for the custody of a sixteen year old Chinese boy is to be fought out in tho Suffolk probate court here tomorrow when a petition filet by Dr William J McKibbon of Wor cester that he be appointed guardian of the boy will come up for hearing Tho petition isopposed by Wong Ya Sue a prominent Chinese business man of Boston and an agent for the Southern Pacific railroad and other large American enterprises Wong Ya Sue adopted the boy In China London March possibil ity of making a surprise attack by land and water offer such great mili tary aud political advantages the commission finds that it was illad vised to sacrifice this possibility by deciding hastily to undertake a pure ly naval attack which from its na ture could not attain completely the objects desired Forces and DeFacto Troops Is Imminent Juarez Mexico March de facto troops and rebel forces are said to be approaching each other today in the vicinity of the San Mar tin ranch fifty miles southeast of Juarez A battle is believed to be imminent Royal Arch Masons of Eagle Grove Here Assist in Initiation or Three Candi dates Into Local Chapter A large number of Royal Arch Masons representing the local chap ter as well as those of Clear Lake Garner and Northwood attended the special meeting of Benevolence chap ter No 40 R A in the Masonic Temple last night when three candi dates were initiated by Eugene Shaff ter of Eagle Grove Grand High King of the Chapter of Iowa assisted by a degree team from the Eagle Grove iodge Over eighty members of the order were present at the 6 oclock banquet given before the work was The three candidates were William M Liese of Manly and G Clark and D W Grippcn of i this city omitted The from the presidents state Sherman saJd border and will join the regular portion of the truth waa deliberately army The regiment entrained at Brownsville March 3 It was said today the question of clothing allowance which delayed the mustering out of other guard or ganizations will not hamper the dis charge of the Second AH state clothing was charged to the men on a basis of twenty five per cent of its original value in a survey of the equipment made at Brownsville and army quar to convey to the country the impression that only by a change in the senate rules can the neutrality bill be passed at a special session of congress That is not prac tically true however theoretically it muy be sought to mako it appear true I intend to support the armed neutrality he added but ob ject to making a few senators the object of the presidents wrath in a statement sent out to Li the general Congestlon of legislative business was not referred to in the presidents statement Sherman said and there was no question in his mind that the bill could be passed within thirty days if the presidentshould call an extra session Washington March Lewis democratic whip will intro duce a resolution today declaring it to be the sense of the senate that the president by virtue ot the power of hla has tlie right to protect commerce to foreign nations equally with commerce between the states The resolution Is not considered to have effect except as an expression of the sentiment of the senate it It is adopted when Ins parents because of a real died Recently or fancied griev ance the lad ran away finding em ployment in a Chinese restaurant in Worcester Dr McKibben meeting the boy in Worcester became interested in him and obtained appointment as his guardian through the Worcester county court Later when the fos ter father protested that court de cided that it did not have jurisdic tion and vacated the order Dr Mc Kihben then filed a petition in the probate court here with the an nounced intention of exhausting ev ery egal means to retain custod o the lad whom he has made ber of his own family MAN niKS FROM custody of a mem IliibiiqiiG Fisherman Succombs to In juries Duburiue Mnrch 7 Qcar How ell ngcd a fisherman living with his wife in a cottage near the Missis sippi a few miles up the rivejfrom Dubuciue was so badly burned this morning when he tried to start a fire in the kitchen stove that he died thii evening Another early settler of Cerro Gor do county has been called the death of Silas Smith better known among his friends as MajorSmith who passed away at his home 310 East State street last night at oclock death following an illness of several months duration Mr Smith had been in comparatively poor health for several years and January had been con Kedj Later he was ta where he was EIVKU stomach trouble and after weeks was return ed to his condition being but little improfecl During the last week he had gradually grown weak er and hia family were called home most of them being here when death came early last night Silas W Smith was born in Syra cuse N April I 1850 and died at Mason City Iowa March 8 1917 in his sixtyseventh year At the age of five years he removed with his parents to Watertown Wisconsin where he attended school in his ear ly boyhood At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in Company B For tySeventh Wisconsin infantry and during the four years strugle was faithful in the service of the country When mustered out of service at tlie close of the war he went to Beaver Dam Wisconsin and In 1871 lie came to Cerro Gordo county where he has since lived with the exception of eight years during which time he lived iu Chicago and Emmetsburg Upon coming to this country Mr Smith took up railroading and was for several years an employe of the Milwaukee system He later became a conductor on the Iowa Central and during this service was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors Prominent in G A R In his younger days the deceased was active in fraternity circles a member of if e B P O E and Masonic lodgeslmt up to the time of his last illness he had taken more than usual interest in the activities of the G A of which he has been a member since the early days of Its organization For several years lie was president of the North Iowa veterans association and was a in the annual state encampment ot For years he was selected as color bearer for the Iowa Department at the an nual encampment in Washington D and Boston one of the highest honors that may be given a civil war veteran In Smith was married to of lihumetsburg He Is also sur vived by five children Clinton F Smith of Grinnell Wendell T Smith Donald Smith ami Stanley W Smith of this city and Carl Smith who is now In Winnipeg Canada Mrs C fcu Iverlm of Hammond and Mrs C Campbell of this city The funeral services await the arrival the son Carl from Winnipeg Cana da whose discharge from the Caua dian army owing to an injury has been pending He is expected to ar rive the last of the week and the fu neral services will be held in the Episcopal church Saturday morning at 11 oclock The body will be taken on No 3 over the Milwaukee In the afternoon to Emmetsburg bis former home where burial will take place Alleged Effort to Foment Ex pedition Against India Is Under Scrutiny Miss Genia Potts who survives him HOPE TO INVOLVE PROMINENT PERSONS German and Hindoo Arrested in New York for Neutral ity Violation the Basis New York March federal grand jury today began an investi gation of the alleged German con spiracy in this country to cause a revolt against British rule in India Dr Ernest Sekunna a German chemist Dr Chandre Chakraberty a Hindu physician arrested here on Tuesday on charges of violating neu trality laws are accused of partici pating in this plot hut the authori ties say they expect to trace the rat ifications of the conspiracy to others of greater importance GK1NNKLL TO CAX 15KANS Grinuell March Grin ueI Canning company ia to start work in about ten days in canning bushels of boans which are being shipped from California This is a new enterprise for lie company and new machinery has been ordered for the work K1CBKLS Havana March ot the Interior lievia arrived here this morning bringing expresident lose Miguel Gomez Colonel Quinones former military chief at Camaguey and several high officers of the in surgent forces captured in yester days battle near Placetas PAHOIJK 11KKK Looking After Men Out on Good Ilc Imitor K G Lancelot special agent for the state board of parole is in the city today looking after the interests of the states wards in Mason City An agent of the board visits all men on parole at frequent hut Irregular partly t see that they are getting fair treatment in their to the climb up the ladder to respect ability again In fact the latter rea son la probably paramount The pa role agents always visit the police stations to got such information as the officers may have as to the cir cmmistances in which paroled men arc working W W Planning an Invasion of This City in Force Very Soon Last summer the I W through a letter from one of their organizers to the city authorities promised uu invasion which never came but which the city and county were fully prepared to meet The last day or two another In has been promised by I W W agitators who have been about the oity principally working in the north end creating trouble around the packing house district Their threats have succeeded in keeping a few men away from work Last night an I W W who claims to have added eighteen to the soci etys membership since coming here threatened to bring in a gang and trim nip the police force and stated said gang would bo here in a Etw days His statement is alleged by the police to have been accompanied with such trimmings in the shape of profane aud obscene language that Chief Gorman arrested him after he refused to desist on being warned It was charged that he continued his obscenity and profanity in the presence of children even after be Indications Are He Has About Made Up His Mind to Take Responsibility MAY WAIT FOR NEW RULES IN SENATE President Advised He Haa Sufficient Power to Arm Merchant Craft Washington March accumulated today that President ing loaded into the car to such an Wilson Is likely to act at any time extent that the father of one little i11 the situatiaon caused by Germa glrl who was nearby offered to take a punch at him himself The follow who gives tho iiamo of Pat Kilcoyne was given a hearing lliis morning lie denied his guilt and retained E Williams lo de fend him while city solicitor Gar rield Brcese represented the oity and W W arrested yesterday state An I morning waa safely started out of town later in the day While the city does not court trouble it is prepared to deal firmly with the I W W should any Inva sion be attempted by them Ar rangements were perfected last fall for turning out a sufficient disci plined level headed volunteer force well armed to cope with any army that might commander a freight train and try to come In HOLDS Boone Iowa March per sons are known to be dead and sev eral others are missing following a fire which early today destroyed the Boone county farm buildings six miles from here Fifty seven in itiates were in the institution when the flames broke out Yankees in Belgium Not Being Detained Washington March in Belgium are no longer detained in any sense by the German military authorities according to Minister Whitlocks report to the state de partment today Washington March dor Whitlocks dispatch stated sub ordinate officials in Belgium had pre vented Americans from leaving im mediately after the severance of rela tions for lack of orders whether to hold them or not The difficulty has all been straightened out Whitlock reported and the Americans are free to come and go ns before the sever ance of relations Apart from forty Belgian relief workers very few oth er Americans are in Belgium Southern Boxing Championship Contest New Orleans March teur boxers of the South will battle for championship honors hero at the end of this week in the annual title events under the auspices of the Southern A A IT The champion ships are scheduled for tomorrow Saturday and will stag ed In the of the Tulane Athlot ic club The entry list gives promise of Interesting contests in all classes which will range from ior pounds and under to tha heavyweight dlvir slon German Admiralty Reports More Work by Its Submarines Berlin wireless to Sayville Mch admiralty announces twenty one steamships and ten sailing ves sels and sixteen fishing craft aggre gating a tonnage of were sunk recently by German submar ines American Steamer Reaches London in Safety with Mails New York March Ameri can steamship Mongolia of the At lantic transport line which left here Feb 20 wtih n cargo and 1200 sacks of American mall the first vessel to leave with mall since German war zone declaration has arrived safe ly at London March S according to cable advices received heer today Iowa University to Have Training Corps Decides Department Washington March ment of senior Infantry units of the reserve officers training corps at St lohns military acodemy Delafiehf and the University of Iowa was y war RAISKUS Fort Worth Texas March 8Ft Worth liati completed elaborate ar rangements of the thousands of vis itors who will he hero next week for the annual convention Of the Cattle Raisers Association of Texas The business sessions of the bonvontton will continue three days and will be Interspersed with parades carnival attractions and other features of en tertainment Accommodations re served at the local hotels indicate that the attendance will be unusual ly large Washington March Wilson Is suffering from a cold ta ken a week ago and made worse dur ing the inauguration Monday re mained In bed today by order of his physician Last of Guardsmen Will Start Home by March 25 Is Order Washington March last of the national guard organizations from the border leave for homo by March 25 under the schedule of the movements just completed by Gen eral Pershing today to the war department Few Guardsmen Be Without Employment Has J7C Clubs and Social tions Iowa City March there are clubs aud social organiza tions various kinds iu Newton a town oc is onoof tlifl Miteventing statistics complied by Miss Dessie McCleuahan of tha exten sion department of the state univer sity who has been conducting a social survey Newton Of the 17ii or ganizations seventyfive are for wo men exclusively Boys and girls clubs are not included In the number IS HKMi ri Tivo Trumps Slciil Missouri Vutlcy Mans Valley March Early this morning as a special agent of the Northwestern railroad was looking over a freight train that had just arrived from Sioux City two hus ky guys unloaded caught sight of Wyant and held him up Wyants gun was taken from him Later wlifin ho returned rolugurccd and with a new gun they had disap peared in nys announcement of ruthless sub marine warfare In some administration quarters It was believed the president is certain to act this week but other officials took the position ho would wait un til the senate had an opportunity to revise its rules The president has boon advised he has sufficient power to arm Ameri can merchantmen without waiting for action by congress and some of ficials believe he will act on this ad vice forthwith On the other hand a strong senti ment exists In the administration for the president to take action along a line calling for an extra session ol congress to meet in the near future COAL SCAIJCK AT KOCKWULL PnichttsciFrom Neighboring Town Orders Pounds Ship ped From Mason City That the coal shortage Is more se rious than tho car shortage in Rock well at least was the impression given out by a roaident of that city yesterday when ho came to Mason City and ordered six hundred pound of bard coal from J S Mott Sons coal dealers to be shipped to his home town by rail The purchaser said that the coal had become so scarce In his city that It could hard ly bo bought for who sold say they have filled orders For coal In ail tlie surrounding small towns this year any pried him tho coal Tho also Would Cut Rates Paid for Hauling United States Mail Washington March In the comuensation paid by tho gov ernment to for carrying the mail as readjusted by congress last luly Is sought by the postmaster gen eral in a statement filed with tlie in terstate commerce corn mission public today The postmaster general declared the present method results in excessive payment The commission fixed May 1 by which time tlie railroads must flip reply Misunderstanding of Figures About remain HOT FKJIIT ItOAltl IOH J H Strict president of the own Federation of Laibor of Sioux City will be appointed Lo tho state hoard of control to succeed W T Ofxon whose term expires Inly 1 according to politicians IYicnils of former Senator W D Sheean declare that the appointment of Sheean to the board ol control to succeed J It 1ms been sowed up1 for tlic last wcolc Hlieean comes from Auamosa and is a demo crat He is an aUornev niul dealer in lumber Tho member to succeed McConlosue must be a democrat in order that the board shall nonparlisiin However democrats say that tho governor will probably not announce trie hoard of control appointment for soveral clays Senator Marry C White ot Garri son is being urged by prominent dem ocrats of owa for appointment tliR board to succeed MoCoirlo Inilornements of White arc heing ccivcil at the governors office m large numbers Prominent members of tho democratic state central com mittee are supporting Whites can didacy The democratic members of tno present f aic for White Judge Mitchell of hn bocii brought out as a candidate for he board or control membership by Dtibuque democrats to re in Paid Coal Prices Are Up Some misunderstanding of the true import of figures giving tlie present financial situation of the city is creeping Into political advertising now appearing according to City Clerk J II Me E wen Mr McRwen points out hat he and employes are furnishing to all who ask for thorn any figuros desircil on tho Judging from the general contents citys financial condition and that and tone of the letters received by he therefore fools justified in as Flovd v nn Floyd Douglaa of the Chamber of Commerce In answer to those sent out relative to the jobs awaiting the guardsmen when they returned but very few will have trouble in locating work as soon as they get in Mason City A score or more of letters have been received from retail establishments railroads industrial concerns houses and nil are employment to tho guardsmen wero employed by them when vnd wholesale willing to give who they left for the border Many of them have hired men temporarily with tho express purpose of having tho guardsmen return to their old jobs when they returned while others are holding jobs open for any guardsmen who want them and are fitted for that line of work None of thftm have reluctantly promised to provide work for the guardsmen but appear to be proud of the fact that they can be of such service to the men by welcoming them with a good substantial job that attention be called to it when an error Is made in Quoting thotn An advertisement last night stated in city warrants aro out standing and unpaid for want of funds and drawing six per rout in terest Mr McEwen says this state ment is not correct that on February 1 the date on which tho figures gjv on were compiled warrants in that sum were outstanding hut that they wore not unpaid for want of funds Sonic of thorn wore on overdrawn hut not amount or roughly estimatin major portion is at In forest According to a moro recent finan cial thoro wero 07 741 CO in warrants outstanding Offset ugaima this is on hand in all funds This comparison Is not strictly fair as some overdrawn funds are not represented therein but It is the same comparison nimado In the advertisement which called to notice the misunderstanding of tho figures funds then tho whole any a Hundred Per Cent Over Tfwse Year Ago Chicago March of coal mmos are asking greatly en hanced Tor their oven of the biggest including railroads It was slated odav In several instances the price at tlie pit mouth is 100 per cent moro t was a year ago Ottumwa Man to Speak to Retailers A special mooting of the Retail Merchants association will bo held in the Chamber of Commerce rooms next Tuesday night when Hobert Shannahan secretary of ho Retail ors Association of Ottumwa will spialc on tho general advantages of an organized credit Hystoni A chango in the system in Mason City has benn contemplated by the merchants for so uc time and Mr Shannahan lias boon invited to toll tho looa mer chants about the system used in Ot tumwa where it is considered as a success and givo them a Tow ideas an to how much It may be out to suit local conrtftions A dinner will be served be fore the meeting and an effort Is being made to have every retailer in the city present at this meeting worked ;