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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1917, Mason City, Iowa T City VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 15 1917 NO 103 p Conference of Momentous Importance to Country Is On at New York RELATIONS CUTTING BIG FIGURE Sides Using Them as Argument in Hope of Gaining Concessions De Facto Troops and Villa Bandits Meet in a Severe Battle Washington March 16 Reports of heavy fighting batween Mexican troops and Villa bandits at Trinch eras forty milea west of Santa Anna came to the war department today by the way of Nogales The battle which began the morni ing of March 13 was still In progress at noon the following day Eight automobile loads of wounded Defaeto troops were reported as taken into Santa Anna Major General Pershing reported the last of the National Guard troops on the border will move homeward by March 21 four days earlier tban had been expected Chicago March is said here by one in a position to know the brotherhoods compro mlse proposition calls for an eight hour day with pay for nine hours instead of ten ns orlgiu ally demanded The same nu jjhorlty said the managers prob ably would accent iNew York March criti situation is the most In the conference of railroad labor chiefs and railroad that met here today to jpreyent if possible a national strike Both sides use it as an argument and It la expected it conference jailsto achieve its purpose President hWiisqn will appealto the employes faiid employers to settle their dlffer tences on the same ground i According to W G Lee spokes tman for the brotherhoods the men aredetermined to get the eight hour now because should war come apatriotism would make them feel ob fliged to stay at work The employ declared they would make no sbargainuntil the supreme court rul ed of the e feel the state issued the managers that loyalty of our Jnion will not countenance any rash which may seriously em JUarrass the government and give the Hlmpression outside of our borders ithat the country Is torn by industrial Sstrlfe and therefore is easy prey to Jjany foreign In answer to this the brother hoodsleaders issued a statement It is too late for them to jjraow pose as patriots hoping thereby the just contention of their W G Lee presidentof the B R said Wo have waited week after the supreme court has ren no decision and weare going ijahead now just as If there were no BOTHA AS PEACEMAKER To Stop Squabbles Met ween Native Tribes of South America London March 15 General Botha Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa has recognized Solo mon the hereditary chief of the Zu lus as administrative head of the tribe a step which students here ex pect will bring about peace between the warring natives in the British col ony How Solomon was given the task is Interesting The Prime Minister who is also minister of native affairs summoned of the once famous LMnizulu and grandson of informed him that he had decided to appoint him to ad minister the Zulu General Botha told him that he was being sent hack to his fathers district to maintain peace and not to make trouble You must understand very clearly that you are not being sent to raise military kralls or impis I want peace now and rest for the Zulu najj c llliVU lUtt SLlll II Solomon is to be directly hostilities with sible to the government for the and he was urged to promote tion and do everything Better improve its position and Have AllGrown Male Chict ens Slaughtered the First of June Will Be Asked toJsr sue Orders b Execute Des Moines March i to issue as a preventive against bomb activities of the breakfast foods during the storage egg months of next winter Fertile eggs are much more Inclln Gerard Telia Lansing Attack on American Ship Was Following of Orders GENERAL SHORTAGE Says Teuton People Still Have Hope to Avoid Hostilities with the United States Washington March tion which former Ambassador Ger ard laid before the state department refutes various statements thatGer many might be contemplating alter ing her compaign of ruthlessness to avoid war with the United States Washington D March Ambassador Gerard yesterday told Secretary of State Lansing the fol lowing things The Algonquin was sunk in ac cordance with the Instructions of the GerjiiiSn Every ship barred zone will be iBa general food shortage but the conditions are Russians Revolt Says Stories of Swedish Papers 15 via wireless to has been a success ful revolution in Russia according to the Overseas news agency Wednesday via Berlin March to the Assocati ed Press to Tuckerton reports serious j disturbances In Russia are published I in Swedish newspapers The Tid nlngou of Sundsvall says the rail road bridge over the Neva river in Petrpgrad has been dynamited by the revolutionists Nyhcter prints an in terview with a Swedish business man who arrived from Petrograd Satur day saying there had been open re volt in many cities of Russia since last Thursday Petrograd has been shut off from the outside world for several days and todays official war statement Is the first word received from that source since Mondays official state ment Absence of the war office reports for first time in the war and even of press dispatches for such a period of time gave rise to considerable specu lation as to the situation in Russia particularly In view of disturbances regarding food shortage which were in progress at Petrograd at last ac counts Submarines Destroy Munition Laden Ship of the Warren Line Considerable Reorganization Expected at Close of the Big Conflict CHANCELLOR TELLS PLANS FOR FUTURE Speech Before Prussian Diet Is Quoted in a Reuters Message from Berltn sYqfeneafly as serious as generally re jCrman people are still hope Ihe jjtdent Wilson is said to be im and in fact is fully recov No Statement Vet official statement has been is from the White house or the department In the Algonquin case but the prevails that in arming American ships and estab Ameri can government has already made this action by Germany as far as it to do so this side ot an 1 declaration of war ikers Announced for Conference poor rooster He must duck aiv on June 1 to escape the proclam which Governor Harding will bo ed by the Iowa Wholesale Egg March C ter and Poultry Dealers ProfessorJohn Dewey P Berlln March In The Overseas agency says a report Issued at Petro grad declares the population in censed by thtS complete disorganiza tion of the transport service and of alimentation have became restless and hold the government responsible The government has ordered the dis solution of the council of the Empire and the Duma The Duma instituted an executive committee and decided not to accept the imperial ukase and declared itself the provisional gov ernment In the appeal the Duma said the executive committee rested itself upon the population of the cap ital which was in full revolution and upon the army completely unit ed with the revolutionists It arrest ed all ministers and sent them to jail Thirty thousand troops support the revolution and order Is swiftly re turning Yankees Detained as Prisoners of War in an Interment Camp Copenhagen Wednesday via Lon don March 15 Detention of two Americans in Germany one of whom at least is classed by the German au thorities as a belligerent is reported here Tames Moore an American member of the crew of the unarmed Norwegian ship Storkog sunk by a London March re organization of the German empire after the war involving a greater share by the people in the conduct ol the imperial affairs is predicted by Chancellor Von BethmannHolwegg in a speech before the Prussian diet according to a Berlin dispatch to Reuters via Amsterdam The chancellor opened his address y protesting against the criticism levelled at the relchstag by the up per house of tho diet Admitting that every parliament In Germany is entitled to discuss the imperial policies he reiterated the previous assurances the war must lead to political reorganization and the government would after the ciosc of hostilities reform of the Prussian franchise Boston March of the Warren line announced today that they had received indirect the British steamer Sagamore which sailed from Boston February 21 for Liverpool in command of Captain P Cumminga and a crew of fifty was snnk by a submarine No Americans were aboard She carried a general cargo including munitions for the British govern ment was armed astern with inch gun The vessel and cargo are valued at It was stated at tha British consu late later that two Americans slgned as firemen In tho Sagamores crew the day before the vessels departure While having no positive informa tion the officers of the Warren lino assumed tho men were aboard M1DMORY OF OLD HICKORY Washington D March The high reverence in which the memory of Andrew Jjioksou is held is to be given expression thru tho country today by exercises commem orating the 150th anniversary of tho birth of the famous soldier and pres ident Many organizations of demo crats who look upon Old Hickory as their patron have arrang ed meetings and banquets in honor of the anniversary Suitable com memoration of tho day Is also expect ed to lake place in many of the cities and towns named In honor of the vic tor of New Orleans Dr Felix Adler and j German submarine is being held in ed to commence incubation and con sequent developments unpleasant to the ultimate consumer during the hot months of the summer while they lie Adamson law We want to get them in storage than are unfertile eggs Neill are among those at the thirtieth na on child labor in March 23 to 25 accord Ijiput of the way before war comes lljthat is we want to have this riucs jftlon of an eight hour day settled at New York March 15 It is under stood the managers after listening to the arguments of the Brotherhood executives renuested time to consid er the situation In separate session The meeting accordingly adjourned until oclock when the manag erspromised to give an answer Can Armed Neutral Ships Enter Ports of Other Neutrals Copenhagen via London March Right of American armed mer chantmen to enter a neutral Euro pean port Is the subject negotia tionsnow being carried on by the American diplomatic representatives It is understood Sweden and Norway have no objection to the use of thetr ports by armed American vessels Holland which barred belligerent armed merchantmen Is expected to extend the same rule to Americans CURBING REVOLT Havana March 15 Government troops under Colonel Sanguily ac j cording to a message received here i today are disembarking at Santiago to take possession of the city j 0 I All Plans Made to Sink Interned Ship Her German Crew the program of tKe7 cdnfercnce Just Issued by the Labor committee At session of the conference Friday nVbrtung March 23 Making Effective will be discussed and Charles P Ncill To assure a smaller percentage of fertile production in the months fol lowing May when they are collected I John Price Jackson Pennsylvania and packed away in storage the state association which is In session at tho Commissioner of Labor Charles J Iox Maryland Commissioner of La bor and Mrs Florence Kelley ot the National Consumers League will speak while Dr Samuel Mc Cune Lindsay of the New York Bu reau of Municipal Research will preside The next session will bo younger birds the cockerels hatched ion Codification of All Child Labor this year will be saved The same I with Homer Folks of the plan has been tried out In other states New York State Charities Aid Asso Savery Hotel will ask Governor Harding to issue a swat the rooster proclamation effective June 1 Save Only Young lihds The first born of every barnyard will be smitten with the Only the with great success according to east ern storage men and the veterans of the egg business Governor Harding welcomed the twenty third convention of the asso ciation to DesMoines yesterday but had not at that time been Informed of ciatlou presiding and C C Carstens of Boston and Mrs Martha P Fal coner of Pennsylvania among the speakers One session will be devot ed to reports from states presenting unusual problems another to rural child labor and another to federal an interment camp together with Russian and British subjects also members of the crew Norwegians and Danes who formed the balance of the crew were reieas ed August ITeuning of Chicago a bookkeeper for the National Radiator company made application for per mission to leave Germany and had been refused by tiie military authori ties for the duration of war Norwegian Steamer Sails Without Any Passengers Aboard New York March hun dreds of Americans In Scandinavian ports anxious to return home the Norwegian steamship Kristianiafjord which arrived here today was obliged to sail without booking passage for any of them owing to the concern felt by the owners over the German submarine blockade Officersof the ves sel estimated that there were 000 Americans unablo to reach homo The Kristianiafjord turned away oOO applicants MVSTHRV VNSOIAED New Hampton March Chicago Great Western detectives and local officers are still at work on the mystery surrounding tile death of Ray Miller Chicago Great Western bralcenmn whose body was found near Melntyre Iowa To date they have not been sticcesstul in showing a connection between suspects held here and the dcul man It bids fair to go down as one of the many un solved deaths that annually take in this country unless later de velopments show thnt Miller died from natural causes LYLE PECK HONORED Mt Vernon March Peck a former resident of Mason City and ii graduate of the Mason City high schoolof tho class of 13 has recently been appointed to the important position ot assistant in the Cornell chemical department Mr Peck is reported to have shown marked ability in this line oC work and the appointment which is grant ed to but two students a year conies as a testimony to the high charac ter of the work which he lias doni in the department Days Reports Continue to In dicate Gains for Allies on Most of Fronts SPRING OFFENSIVE SEEMS UNDER WAY More Gains for Czars Troops on Caucasus Front Claim ed by His War Office London Mnich General Frederick 11 Mimrlce chid director of military opera tions at tho ililtish war office todny told tho Associated Press Hint the withdrawal of the ici1 muns from the Bmiiuoy line on the Somme front was Inking phue instnr than anticipated and the whole new line might soon lie on the1 reverse nide of the llupnume ridge ind via London March Turks are retreating on the front pursued by lie it is officially announced Kcnminslmh has liceii wiiifuied Senate Divided on Colombian Treaty and Debate Begun Washington March di vided view ofthe senate foreign rela tions committee on the treaty to pay for partition of Panama was made public before the senate began debating the subject The report favoring the convention says The treaty should be consld on merits as a question of moment without regard to o n wo r gard to of the industry In Iowa and of its eon part in the past and in the future in I stePhen s promoting the development of theDr A J state H B Patton of BioominKton D C WI dlscuss president of the S Wise of New McKolway of Washington elation responded Street The conference will close with a mass meeting Sun day afternoon March winch Dr W J Kerby of the Catholic Un Iverslty Washington and Owen R Lovejoy of Child La bor committee will discuss Safe guarding Children in Peace and with special emphasis on the abnormal conditions of child labor Mtdal of Honor for Marine Corps Man Washington March dis playing extraordinary heroism In t battle with rebels in Santo Domingo delinquency and education that have Sergeant Major Roswell Wlnans U S Marine Corps has been decorated resulted from the war in England highest award of merit attainable by the American military or Naval man Winans operated a machine gun against the enemy only yards away in the face of a heavy fire to which he was fully exposed When and Good Confer on Proposal Cedar Rapkls March Freeman Conaway secretary of the Commercial club was to hold a con a jam put tho gnn temporarily outjfercnce with James W Good con of commission he stood up and cool gressman from this district late to U Honolulu March for the hasty sinking the North German Lloyd steamship Pommern in Honolulu harbor were found by the harbor board investl 1y repaired it maintaining his peril ous position nnd resumed firing un til the bandits deserted their trench es Marine corps officials say that WI nans prompt action saved tho lives of many of his companions fating committee which made a full Ueport today of Its discoveries aboard the interned German steam ier The committee members found no explosives but declared themselves unconvinced there were none on the JPommern I Agents for the vessels refused to put up bond as production to the port In case of damage resulting from the sinking of any German ships and thero has been a wide spread public demand the vessels be removed from the harbor Tllc Mertl1 Honor is given to very few persons and only in cases of extraordinary valor Unlike tho Iron Victoria and similar European decorations this American medal from the nock TAKK worn pendant CHOP Ottawa March 15 The govern ment has received that tho Ca nadian agriculture Regina has decided the whole wheat crop of Canada will be taken for the British day relative to Cedar Rapids chances to obtain the munitions plant which tho federal government is to build in one of the western states If Mr Good thinks it is worth while for this city to make a bid tor the plant its claims will bo presented to the general army board immed iately The impression prevails in business circles that Missouri will bo the state to capture the plum but Cedar Rapids is going to make her hii if it will do any good TO Pittsburgh March Sato tho Japanese ambassador at Washington came to Pittsburgh to day to be the guest of honor and principal speaker at tha annual din ner 66 the Pittsbursb Press Club arid the United States origin Advertising Clubs of Texas Meeting Co WOMEN TO VOTK Cleveland March of East Cleveland were permitted to vote in the special school bond election in the suburb today The ballots cast by the women will be kept separate They will not be counted unless the supreme court rules In a suit now pending to up hold the suffrage provision of the East Cleveland charier Bishop Russell Consecrated Today Baltimore March the presence of a great gathering of pre lates and pf the Catholic laiety of this city and diocese Mgr William T Russell one of the most widely known prelates of the Cath olic church In this section of the country was today consecrated bish op of Charleston S C A distinguish ed delegation that included many men prominent in public life came over from Washington in which city the Quail Protect ion 15H1 KsPassed nntl State Game Wimloii Is Sejison Closed Fivo Nmv iots to the Hciiate for Action DCS Moincs March Game Warden Hinshaw was given a thorough verbal drubbing and the providing for a five year closed season on quail was passed yester day afternoon by tho house of repre sentatives The Turner quail bill was adopted by a vote of Cl to 32 with 15 absent ees There was a considerable ten dency to dodge the vote on the bill and the strength against it was much greater than the debate Indicated Representative Thomas Wilson of Mahaska county wns the representa tive who went aflur Hinshaw most thoroughly He denounced the state game warden for his activity in op posing the bill and said that he should be aiding in tho effort to pro tect the birds ralhnr than fighting against It Representative Turner who Intro duced the bill made a short in which he declared that tho quail were rapidly decreasing In number and that they should be afforded pro Berlin March 15 wireless to Unsuccessful SayvllleK French at tacks against German positions on the slope of Hill 185 in the Cham pagne region are officially reported today by the army headquarters staff On the west bank of the Mouse south of Cumieres the Geimana cap tured a French post and brought in 5 number of prisoners tection Representative Finley of Henry county also spoke in Eavor of the hill The bill now goes to the senate for further action Associated Advertising Clubs of Tex P as here today was marked by a Jargo i Liquor Again an Issue in Texas Austin Texas March 15 Uri by the defeats of the past alaon Laguo of Texas pians to start another state wide campaign today for prohibition State wide prohibition by constltu tlonal amendment lias been voted on past nine years as pastor of Saint I twice in Vexas and defeated each chnrch ceremonies togk place in and representative attendance Con gan auxiliary bishop of Baltimore resent the state organization at tho national convention to be held in St Louis in June RKGISTRATION The registrars in the eight voting precincts of the city are in session at the various polling places today and will he tomorrow so that persons not registered or who have moved since registering for the goncral election last fall may register They will bo In session again on March 24 Unless persons not proper ly registered in the precinct of their residence register on one of these days they cannot vote at the general city elec tion March 20 Only persons out of town on all the reg istration days can register on election day time The question of submission has also been voted on several times and twice ordered only to be defeat ed when the issue was brought to a vote The prohibitionists are deter mined to drive liquor out of Texas which is nov the largest wet area and IU Rev J J Monaghan bishop in the whole of the south and soutli of Wilmington The consecration I west and promises soon to be tho sermon was delivered by Bishop Lsole remaining stale In these two KPC British Headquarters in via London March ridgd overlooking Bapaume froui the north west which has conic jobe looked as a sort of promised land ever since the liattU of the Somme begun last July paflseri into the hnndg of General Haigg troops yesterday For the first timg since the great struggle on this front opened the British have the advan tage of the highest ground and cail now look down upon the famous Ger man stronghold and a wide extent of the country beyond Can Take City Soon British officers believe that they are now in a possession to take Ba paume whenever tho word Is given Grevillers was captured last night and the new British lines stretch along the ridge which runs northwest from that point to the outskirts of Achlet Le Petit a pointstill strongly held by the Germans In tliin latest forward movement the British have a ken possession of the noted Lou art ing of great clumps of trees situated on the shoulder of he high ridge and overlooking tho entire Soninic battle front This wood las masked a groat number of Cer ium batteries and from it hostile shells have mined upon the British or eight months past Its capture ms been the source of the highest satisfaction to the British staff as it was one of the most formidable artll eiy posts the Germans had estab islied In the western theatre Country In Shape The country about Loupart woou beyond Is In quite good shape a matter of fact Grevillers was he first touch of real civilization the Tommies nald they have had in many moons said one stal wart Austrian today do you know there are regular houses in Grevlllcrs with real roofs on them What this means to men who have fought so long in the slough of mud of the Somme valley can only le grasped y those who have lived amid the nidcous scenes of destruction The Germans always hitherto had the ad vantage of the high ground and the villages possession of which have been HO bitterly contented have been nothing but pulverised ruins which offered no shelter for the soldiers Donohoe of Wheeling W Va The new btahop is a native of Bal timore At the age of eight he was an altar boy at fourteen he was sLu jdying the priesthood at nineteen he tions of the country in which Intox icants may legally be sold In sptto of the successive defeats in the ef forts to bring about state wide pro hibition by constitutional enactment was in the American College at the antisaloon forces have made I Rome He took degrees at St Marys I I Seminary and the American College at Home and is also an alumnus of tho Catholic University nt Washing ton After his return to Baltimore he served for fourteen years as exe cutive secretary to Cardinal Gibbons and was then transferred to tiie pas torale of St Patricks church in Washington which is known KK the richest Catholic parish in the United States ASK MORK CHKWT London March rev Bon ar Law chancellor of the exchequer today introduced in the House of Commons a supplementary vote of credit for sixtyfour million pounds for tho current year steady and suhslanl ial gains in thn fight against the liquor traffic In a campaign waged along local option fines they have steadily Increased tho dry area during tho past few years and have succeeded in putting the liquor traffic out of business In many localities lhat had been gfnior ally regarded as Impregnable from attack OitAYSON Washington March Cary T Grayson the presidents friend and naval aide was confirmed by lie senate today as a medical director and rear admiral in the navy after a long fight against him by republican senators not burning the the German lino Where fires are country back of looks green and wonderfully invit ing Positions Disdnycd The German positions on the Lou parl lino had boon completely regis tered by the British guns on Sunday morning and that afternoon the heavy artillery commenced its work of Instruction Thirty hours of the terrific bombardment wan all that tho defenders could withstand One pris oner has said that lie was the only survivor of a squad of ten who were in a dugout which was blown to bits by a British shell Tossers Ready to Battle for Titles Chicago March In read iness for the A A I national bas ketball championships bu hold here under tho auspices of the Illi nois Athletic Club Leading ama teur learns from all sections of the country are entered in the tourna ment The Second Illinois Infantry armory has been stCtncd for the con tests which begin tonight and will continue through the remainder of the week ;