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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1917, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 22 1917 NO 110 AGAIN MAKING ENERGETIC f RESISTANCE TO PROGRESS OF THE IU FRENCH PURSUERS IEAR GUARD FIGHTING HAS GIVEN WAY TO ARTILLERY and Main German Army Are Now in Con tact Again Along Long Front and Re treat Is Being Halted i jy The French troops are in contact with the main German jarmy and what may prove to be the initial stage of the great jest battle of history has opened before the gates of Lafere For the first time since the great Geman retreat began jpatrol and rar guard fighting has given way to the thunder of J artillery and clash of major forces The Germans are making a stand on the line running jhorth and south of Lefere from St to the forest of ipoucy a distance of about twenty miles The position selected by the Germans is protected by the Canal and the Ailette River a tributary of Oise but in this line the French have driven a great wedge directly in of Lafere reaching in within two miles of that important rtown this wedge is based the hopes of French military ritics that General Nivelle has outmaneuvered Field Marshal Hindenburg and that Lafere is doomed and with it the of the famous Hindenburg Real Battle Coming Berlin Tuesday wireless via Say ldtoAssociated Press March 22 is now in touch with and British mounted itifoops in action for several days in theterritory evacuat ed bythe Germans so that for the ivtflrst titne since the fall ot 1914 cav IryKpriboth sides Is being employed front This is regarded here as an indica Uon that great events are takin place and that a real battle Is in proa iect trench warfare being over for flhe first time on this part of the jront lit T Saved by Americans J War correspondents Headquarters Trith British Armies in France Wed from Staff Gorreapondont o liiasoclated Press March fcihpuld have starved it It had not been relief commission declared a French woman In the city Nesle tgday to a correspond speaking for herself arid two their pallid faces high Jheek bones giving evidence of their fjjirjyatlong I one went In the terri 1ory recently evacuated by the Ger lans the same story Is repeated here are many of hard hips being told although moat In lEbltanta said the German soldiers vere well disciplined and kept strict ly under control It is repeatedly as ierted however that within the past ew weeks the Germans appropriated lOnie of the American relief stors to heir own use AJbout the only persons seen are ld men and wimen and children 3oyt who attained the nge ot sixteen lince the German occupation and men lonsidered over military age by the Trench were taken off by the Gerr nans for work behind their lines GERMAN Berlin wireless to Say WHe March German suc fpeas is the characterization given the German retreat on the western front by Major Moraht military writer for the Lokal Anzelger The boldness of the general who carried it put Is overwhelming and only the power of Von Hindenburgs poreonal jty could cause such proof the pand style of Initiative to be accom plished in perfect calm and security writes Results of the withdrawal accord g to are a strategical hortenlng and improvement of front the Germans advantage gaining of me and securing of economic ad jutages Because o this move the must begin anew prepara ons for an offensive PrisonersReleased PJ London Pet pgrad dispatch says all political pria fihers have been released from Hert hinak prison in Siberia and have ar 9lived at Chita where they were given t big reception and welcomed by mlll bands CASH FOR AMJTRS Washington March for financial assistance to the fntento allies In case of war between Jhe United states and Germany are jlnder consideration informally by the federal reserve board and other gov Irnmont officials Huge Offensive Is to Be Commenced by Germans on April 5 confiden tial German sources conies a report to the effect that a great German fenalvels due to begin April 5 Huge preparations are being made behind the front Spirited Fighting Berlin via wireless to fighting In the sector over which the Germans have been retiring is officially reported in todays communication which men tions no further evacuation of terri tory French battalions attacking on the north bank of the Aisne were repuls ed The announcement IB made that an airplane piloted by Prince Frledrich Karl cousin of Emperor William did not return from a raid over the lines betwen Arras and Peronne Fifty More Towns Fall Into Hands of French Forces London March more French villages have been captured from the retreating Germans by the British arid French troops Most of the towus have been destroyed or ruined by the Germans before leav ing French Beat Down Stiff Resistance in Many Sectors Paris March made an energetic resistance to tho French night between Somme and Alsne but after spirited fighting north of Tergnler the French forced them out of several strong positions French troops occupied a number of villages Western lowans Joining the Army Washington March 22 Iowa has shown better results in get ting army recruits than has eastern Iowa In a report just published showing army recruiting results for the month of February the Omaha station which has jurisdiction of western Iowa recruiting stations stood rour teenth In a list of sixty three head quarters stations Davenport head quarters for eastern Iowa recruiting stood thirty seventh in the list Neither of the stations for Iowa however came up to re quirements Omaha recruited por cent of its quota of men Daven port recruited only per cent Fort Wayne led with 281 per cent San Francisco had 233 per cent There were cloven with over 100 por cent Forty five had more than 50 per cent of their quotas while eighteen fell below50 por cent Iowa postmasters also are shown to be taking advantage of the pro vision of law which gives them for every army recruit obtained through their efforts who Is accept ed as a New Revenue Actions Is Planned Cash for Washington March ad ministration has consideration plans for a revenue action re stricting all personal incomes in er cess of a year during the period of war with Germany It is estimated that such a law combined with the increased super tax on large incomes would produce between two and three billion dollars a year whcih the administration believes would be adequatetor necessities of STORM DAMAOE GREAT But Once Before Has Indiana Suffer ed So Greatly in Disaster Indianapolis March the exception o the floods of 1913 In diana never has suffered from the elements In the week of March 11 to 17 While conditions have re turned to nearly normal It will be months before all the damage is re paired Estimates of the financial damage place the losses aa high as falling principally upon the part ot the state north of a line through Indianapolis The destruction of property began Sunday afternoon March 11 when a tornado swept Newcastle a town of causing more than twenty deaths and a property damage of practically very little of which was covered by insurance A general rain and wind storm hit the state Monday night March 12 In the northern part of Indiana the rain turned to sleet which by Tuesday morning with the help of the wind had completely isolated many cities as far as wire communication was concerned No wire messages of any kind could be isent into or out r of many of the northern and easternin diana cities and it was not until late in the week that such communication was restored and then only in a makeshift manner News service wires were all down iu sections Ev en the Interurban and traction com panies were unable for a number ot days to run cars In tho vicinity of TIpton Noblesville and Kokomo Howard county was particularly dam aged by the sleet The loss suffered by the Central Union Telephone company was plac ed as high as The damage to property of other companies which had wires In the northern part of the state was estimated at another In addition to the damage caused by the wind and sleet reports from parts of the state where there was rain only especially along the Ohio river and lower Wabash were under water No estimate has been made or the damage caused by the threat ened floods but it is not believed to be heavy IKUS HAIR TUHIVS WHITE Odd Result of Sickness ot Captain Hewitt Port Madison la March 22 George L Hewitt Santa Fe fireman here and familiar to all Iowa guards men through his long service as lieu tenant captain and battalion adju tant experienced a sudden illness yes terday which left his rich black hair grayed almost to a whiteness and pure white around the temples Indigestion formed a eardiacal gas pressure and only generous use of the hypodermic brought him out of his sinking spell His hair changed color in the few hours of hi3 sickness from which he has partially recovered BUILn Uoono March Tae mern btrs of the board of supervisors to diy the work ccjin temponuy quarters at tht county home to care for the Inmates vvio were rescued when tV brick structure was burned two weeks ngo Later tho board will can a special election for the Issuing of bonda to Imild a new home Four Inmates lost their lives In tne fire and the senti niont is growingthat thp board sell the present farm home and purchase a tew acres near Boono and have water connections and other fire pro lection l CRT Iowa City March Carl F Kuehnle a student In the state university was arrested yesterday af ternoon for driving an automobile faster than city ordinances permit He pleaded guilty and was fined 5 and costs Kuehnles home la In Den Ison His father was a candidate for the republican nomination for gover nor ot Iowa at the last election Mrs Henry Morrow of COO Sum mit streei was a witness to the viola tion of traffic laws She seized a broom and ran Into the street where she waved her weapon and brought the car to a halt Then she demanded of the driver if lie liad heard of the recently organized Citizens Traffic league and he admitted that lie had Mediation Offers from Neutrals to Be Next in Order Washington March of mediation to prevent actual war be tween thd United States and Ger many are expected among the next developments Administration officials heard to day that an European neutral was contemplating such a plan and they frankly regardit as another effort lacked by divide senti ment in congress and embarrass the It stated today of mediation or for will be considered unless first abandons tho cam ign of ruthlessness AU adminis tration officials from the president down take the position that the United States never has and does not now desire war with Germany but It is being forced into it to protect tho lives and rights of its citizens against unlawful aggression Meanwhile ev ery preparation for the eventuality Is being carried forward by the army and navy and the president Is await ing the assembling of congress To Protect Uights Madrid via London March 22 King Alfonso on Friday will sign a decree for insuring of safety of Span ish maritime commerce The measure adopted will be in accordance with the procedure followed by other neu tral countries Germany it was recalled never ac cepted former Secretary Bryans pro posal to sigu one of his peace inves tigation treaties which would have bound the United States to Inaction of a year while a commission Investi gated the situation Unless there is some great change In the situation before April 2 it is expected the president will detail In his address how Germany has In fact been making war against the United States by ruthless operation of her Unboata and leave it to congress to declare whether a stateof war Is ex itsing and vote money and men to protect the Interests of the United States Rock Island Road to Pay Some Bills New York March M Dickinson receiver of the Chicago Rock Island Pacific railway Co was authorized by Judge Hughos to pay nearly five million dollars of the ob ligations of the roadThis tl Is ex pected will open the way for a re organization of the road IXHRKIT8 POHTUNE Mrs K A Hultz Ixrft and Two Farms by leathers Will Chicago March will of the late Samuel A Hutch inson just filed in probate court leaves to his widow and two daughters In roe farms and personal property A daughter Mrs Margaret Hulls Mason City Iowa is left and two faring in Kansas Mrs Margaret Hultz Is the wifo of Eugene A Hultz secretary and man ager of the North Iowa Brick K Tile Company They live In the Alarvy apartments Plotters Sentenced to Two Year Terms in Federal Prison New York March 0 Sander and Charles N Wunnenberg who pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of having sent spies to Eng land from this country to gather In formation for German military au thorities were today sentenced to two years in the federal prison at Atlan ta and to pay a fino of each REPUBIJCAN CAUCUS Washington March cau cus of republican rcpreesntatives in congress at p m Saturday March 31 was called today to discuas the organization and legislative pro gram A democratic caucus called yesterday for Friday morning March 30 About half the democrats no tified Speaker Clarks office today they will be here on time Absent Voters Are Exercising Rights Nearly every man who expects to be absent from the city Monday is exercising his right to vote under the absent voters law It seems City Clerk J K McEwen said this noon that seventyfive voters had already made the required affidavits and vot ed and that There was every Indica tion the rush would keep up tomor row All applications for ballots must be made by tomorrow night but once the ballots are obtained they can be returned later just ao they are on hand to be returned to the election judges SHAH DI Companies Reach Mason City at Friday Evening Over Rock Island ENTRAIN AT FRIDAY AFTERNOON Depart from Des Moines at 1 P Work to Arrange for Special Omaha Army Officers Ship Buck Diagonal March was much excitement In the farming districts north of here Monday night when a lare army gas luilnui Jaml ed In a fieldfive miles from here It contained five army aviators who ascended near Omaha and were mak ing a practice flight They landed safely and the Ulloon was packed and shipped back to yeator day Companies A ami Sec ond Iowa Infantry will arrive hero after being mustered out at Fort Moines at p m Friday They will come on a special train over Rock Is land which will leave the army post at p m and leave Des Moines proper at p m Arrangements were perfected for the running of tho special by Hal S Itoy general agent of tho Kock Is land who advised C H McNldce this morning that tho train would be provided As the train pulls into tho Mason City yards tho Milwaukee sliop whistJo one of tho biggest in tho city will cut as a signal for all other whistles and all bells to begin ringing Tiie men will bo entertained at n big reception and dance at the armory after being dismissed After being under arms for three days over nine mouths Companies A and Second Iowa Infantry will bo mustered out of federal ser vice tomorrow and Saturday will be back in the customary places in civil life They arrive on a special Rock Island train at p m Friday who left here nine months ago will be back either mus tered outand returned with the corner pany or discharged earlier because of dependent family disability or other cause When tho men left here last summer there did not seem one chance in ten thousand that every member could come back safe and whole but such waa tiie destiny of the two companies that this has been possible An immense crowd gathered at the Rock Island depot last June when after spending a week lit the armory here the commands entrained for Camp Dodge to be mustered in ThereIs every indication that a still bigger crowd will gather tomor row evening at the same place to wel come them home after a long tour of arduous patience trying duty which they have performed in such manner that all comments on them and other commands of the regiments from their superiors in the National Guard and the regular army have been highly favorable A marked difference from the ap pearance the companies presented last June will be noted The men come back better men physically trained to the minute and disciplined until their motions under anus are so uni form that they might all be governed by the same master clock Much Interest The number of telephone calls re ceived by newspapers as to tho IImo of the mens arrival after several de lays attests the Interest there is in their homecoming Xot five minutes of a day for over a week ban passed without some inquiry about them be ing answered The friends and relatives of the men are just as glad to get thorn back as they are to return Rig There Is every reason to think that the big armory will be packed to the doors tomorrow night at the reception and dance to be tendered the men oit their return and their arms are go Ing to be lamer from handshaking Saturday morning than they have ever been made by military drill or the execution of work details Wlitstles to IJloiv The whistles and bells of the citys plants and churches and of tho loco motives in the yards will sound a noisy welcome as the train pulls in They will take their cue from the big whistle at the Milwaukee shops The engineer there will be advised as soon as the train comes in sight o Clear Lake Junction and when ho pulls the cord all others will follow The companies will march to their armory and disband Then will fol low tho reception and dance Want Automobiles J Royco Brown secretary of the Y M C wants to have enough autos at the armory BO that when the command dismissed Is given ev ery man can be provided with a free conveyance to take him anywhere he wants to go Suffragists Win in Iowa Senate Des Moines March resuh of the amendment to the state constitution granting full woman suf frage Is practically assured by ms dage of thrfjoint resolution for sub mission by the Iowa senate 35 to 13 VBoats Even Now Offi Maine Coast Reports Officer Maine statement that German are known to be near these shores and that a nattack points Is by this means unlikely was made uy Lieut jamas 0 Porter U S M March order for mobilizing the American fleet IB now awaiting tho signature of Secre tary of the Navy Daniels Joint action with the entente pow ers Is planned In keeping tho Atlantic lanes clear of submarines Needs Men Washington March navy Is short men of Its present authorized enlisted strength of and efforts to speed up recruiting are ibelng redoubled The present month has seen the largest recruitment on record with a net Increase ot It Is stated at the department today the authorized strength is sufficient to put all ships immediately available In commission No effort will be spar ed In bringing the force to that fig iuro Finland Plans to Set Up Re public in Northern Part of Country One Report Story of Counter Revolution in Southern Russia Comes from German Source Potrpgrail vlu IJondon March minister of jus tice kerenslcy in an interview with the Associated Press de cided all iiimovs of friction and discord between the working men and soldiers and the new government Kerensky a meni of radical workingntcns party emphatically denied there WHS any latent dissatisfaction In his or any other party which might burst forth into a fresh revolt In my appointment to this post you have the best pledge that the ra dical elements of the nation are tn harmony with the government If any serious disagreement existed at tho beginning between the workingmen and tho Duma committee it was only a passing symptom ot fever attending did birth or a new nation and I can assure you every difference has disap peared and every element the country stands itchlnd the govern he said Nest of via Lon don March Rusalda Volla in a long unsigned article exposes what it terms the treason of the court clique and alleges that Tsaiskoe Selo was a nest of German The paper says that a special com mittee has been appointed to Investi gate the crimes ot the former min isters during the last Bacchanalian nightmare and the years of the dyn asty on which Rasputin put tho final touches Tho court was partly and chiefly German and the pitiful role of Sburmer in his efforts to drag Russia toward a separate peace was known Russ Royal Family Is Ready to Accept New Order of Things London March of tho former Russian dynasty have placed themselves at the disposition of the provisional government ac cording to a Renters dispatch Irom Pctrograd Dulce Cyril has resigned command of the naval guards Counter Revolution on in South Russia March 22 The HxaiiHn er saya Berlin by wireless It Is learned from Stockholm that South ern Russia is IFI a iull blazo of a counter revolution It a believed Germany planning a groat offen sive against Russia and thlj may uc count for lh wltiuliawal of the troops in Franco Finnish Republic Is Now Proposed n March 22 It is re ported that a movement is on foot In Finland to establish a Finnish ro public In a proposed confederation with two or three othor republic Tho Berlin papers say the Russian socialists have formed i second and Independent government whifh they Intend to develop into a Husiiian re public Murmurings of Revolution Even Reaching Inner Of ficial Circles Here MUNITIONS WORKERS REPORTED REVOLTING Amsterdam Story Says Ser ious Trouble Has Broken Out in Capital Itself Washington March niurings of a revolution in Herlln and other parts of Germany art being heard in the Inner circle of official Washington London March A dispatch from Rotterdam says Strikes In five munition factories at Dusseldorf Germany have been called in tho last fortynight hours Tlio men re fused to resume work unless the food rations are increased A dispatch from Oldenzaal Holland saya ru mors are current of gravj rioting In Berlin Frontier regiments are re ported to have lott for Berlin to main tain order in llerllu Amsterdam March is re ported here that serious riots havo broken out In Berlin Coins Now Berlin March has now added zinc coins to the alumi num and Iron coins already in use Health Is Jooil Amsterdam via London March health or the German peo ple Is surprisingly good and infant mortality is lower than in peace timo according to Vice Chancellor Holfer rich He is quoted In a Berlin dis patch to Routers us saying In a speech before the Reichstag our fears possible effects of the restrictde food supply arc un Mrs Berthelson Is Again in Jail on a Charge of Fraud Sprkigfield March Charle K Clampit who was arrested sometime ago in thin city on a charge of violating tho Mann act and wife were arrested yesterday in Jacksonville on the charge ot defrauding C S BerthelKon a weal thy contractor of Clear Lake Iowa out of in Clear after Berthelson had married Clamplts wife in Chicago where they met Berthelson to whom Mrs Clampit was introduced by her husband as his sister Berthelson who Is u Jacksonville says that Clampit acted as best man at his wedding and that after the marriage they went to Clear Lake where they remained for some time when the Clampits disappeared mid with them Bertlielson alleges most of his money Clampit comes oC a well known family in Jacksonville and he now has a case pending in the United court at St Louis on tho charge of violating the ft is said that the woman was ar rested in Chicago some time ago on the charge of bigamy Bcrtlielson was the main witness aod she was acquit ted of the charge according to her own story Shippers Attention Is Called to Court Decision on Misrepresenting of Shipments A circular has boon sent out by the Western Weighing and Inspec tion Bureau calling attention to an Itom appearing In the St Joseph Gazette relative to a fine of fifteen hundred dollars Imposed upon u Kan sas City firm formerly of St Jo seph for misrepresentation of ship ments A fine of 150 each on ten counts were Imposed on this firm which was alleged to have claimed that goods were damaged when they wore received In good condition This association which represents al tho leading railroads of tho middle west Issues this circular in order to en lighten the shippers of this supreme court ruling against one shipper who misrepresented the conditions of shipments It is not tho duty of tho Western association to shadow shippers In this respect but to assist them in proper adjustment of claims and to ace such claims arc not misrep resented GRIiHNK PIOXKKH KS Greene March Thomas died at tho home of his brother Ansel Thomas Tuesday morning at the age of 71 Ho had been in failing health for several years following a stroke of paralysis Funeral services will bo held Thurs day Deceased has lived In Greene slneo the earliest days of town and was at one linio engaged in th Implement buainosa ;