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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1916, Mason City, Iowa TWIOEAWEEK WEEKLY For Business office call 39 For Editorial Kooms Call 28 GlobeGazette Telephones REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE YS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS Kaln tonight or Friday warm cv tonight jinil east portion Friday VOL XXIII MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 23 191G NO 130 AlOnr TAKES STEPS TO CHECK ANY RAIDS RETJKL MEXICANS MIGHT MAKE RUMOR JUAREZ FORCES ARE ABOUT TO REVOLT Officers at Ft Sam Houston Still Have Some Doubts as to Whether General Henera Has Really Join ed Villa Special to the GlobeGazette A El Paso Miir Enriquozi civil governor of the sate of Chihuahua a tele Klom to Consul Garcia at El Paso doclaiius tiiat General Lai is Herrer commander of tho earisoii at Chihuahua Cty stiJl loijal to and not to credit the reports of Herrcras defection to Villa Special to the GlobeGazette San Antonio Mar Bton is proceeding with his of preparation to meet the Stored situation that created iy tlio iiicc forces into the Vil EW YORK AUTHORITIES CAVS15 ARREST OF 1R WAITE FOU DRUG MAGNATES DEATH OUR MEN OF AFFAIRS ETECTIVES FIND MAN STUPID FROM OPIATE hysicians Working to Save Doctor Accused of Knowing Something of the Death of Millionaire Fnthcr iuTinw Special to The GlobeGazette San Antonio March 23 Order going from Fort Sam Houston toda provided for rapid action at variou points along the border should rebellions in Mexico make it neces sary General Funston is not alto gether convinced of the truth of th report that General Luis Herrera de posed military leader at Chihuahua had entered the field with Vill against the ITntert States but th repetition the story in differen places and the absence of acceptabl evidence to the contrary caused hin J and his staff to regard it as probabl true Staff officers General Funsto studied the more extended area c Northern Mexico and the probable moves of Herrera and his 2000 men were carefully considered and at ev ery point along the border where they might disturb those on the side careful note was tak en of the positions of the American troops and the time it would take to get them to the scene That phase of the situation did not alarm the army officers however who believed that if Horrera really has revolted his activities will be confined to operations that have for their object the strengthening of Vil las bauds atid harassing of General Pershliigs force It Is feared that one of Heneras first which General Funston la be the cutting of the Northwestern railroad over which General Funston hopes to ship supplies to the American troops now almost two hundred miles Intb Mexico Villas New Base El Paso March has es tablished a base to the westward of pedal to The GlobeGazette New York March At orney Swaii has ordered the arrest Dr Arthur Warren Waite soniu aw of John Peck the millionaire vliolesale drug dealer of Grand Rap ds Michigan whose death here re ently and that also of Pecks wife has been under investigation Detectives sont to arrest Dr Waite n connection with the death of Peck ound Dr Waite in a condition of stupor as the result of a drug self idministered Physicians are work ng to save Dr Waites life Mr and Mrs Peck died here re cently while visiting Dr and Mrs Waite their daughter and soninlaw Autopsies performed at Grand Rap ds after the bodies of Peck and his wife had been exhumed revealed poi son The stomach and intestines of Mrs Peck could not be examined because the body had been cremat ed Mr Peek left an estate consid erably over a million dollars divld between his daughter Mrs Waite and his son Percy Pec kof Grand Rapids The New York district attorney has in his possession a telegram signed E addressed t0 Percy Peck which first caused suspicions that Peck did not die from natural caus es The message said Suspicions aroused Demand autopsies Ex amine District Attorney Swann emerg ing from Dr Waites Riverside drive apartment shortly before 2 oclock made this announcement CI shall charge Dr Waite with murder in the first JIKDICAI SOCIETY MKKTING r H Briar City FireSwept Tins Morn ing Twenty Ulocks of Resilience District mid Business Section lie Unrned pedal to the GlobeGazette Augusta Star of a scries fires which has caused millions of dollars damage in the last few days in the south and southwest swept through the busi ness blocks oC Augusta and twenty adjoining residence blocks early to day and before being placed under control had caused damage of more than The Clauies swept an area which covers one and oneciuarter square miles an in it are the citys largest office and business buildings on the nortl side Broad street the ware houses on tho historic Cottoi containing thousands o bales cotton and some six him dred houses many of them hi tin citys most exclusive residence sec tion Among the other structures destroyed was St Pauls Episcopa church which was built year ago The militia helped the fire men Tight tho flames but the An gusta firemen were powerless be fore tho conflagration Fire appa ratus was sent from Columbia Charleston Atlanta Macon Savaii nail and Waynesboro The win subsided this morning and it wa not until then that the firemen could gain in their fight Many the homeless spent the night walk ing the streets while others slop in tho halls of the large hotels Of ficials of the fire department were unable to find an explanation for the cause of story buililin MEKTtNG OF UNION ATJ DUTCH POUT IX TY ING UP OF MANY SllilS DEMAND ASSURANCE OF SAFETY FROM R Half a Dozen Ilijj Cinft Scheduled to Sail on TrimsAtlantic Voynjses Today Affected by the Decision of Sailors the fire A twelve owned by the Augus ta Chronicle was practically de stroyed and the Augusta Herald building was also burned The cot ton interests estimated that the firo destroyed about worth of cotton stored in warehouses Special to The GlobeGazette The Hague March a meeti iug in Amsterdam held under the auspices the sailors uriion th3 crews of hat a dozen ocean going steamships due to sail today resolv ed by an overwhelming majority not to join their ships until more defi nite arrangements had been reached with the government for the safety the vessels This decision affected also the HollandAmerican line whose steamship Nieuw Amsterdam was scheduled to sail tonight THEATRE There was a large attendance aU the Cerro Gordo County Medical so ciety at the Court House last night Sines Dr W J Egloff has taken charge of the scientific programs for society It has become one of the most active societies In the state Dr A J Burge read a paper on Some Acute Abdominal which waa of great interest to the physi cians present Dr Surges paper and the discussions that followed took up most of the time the meeting and the other subjects that were sched uled for discussion were postponed to the next regular meeting which will be held on April 2G Septic sore throats and skin erup tion due to improper drug medication was discussed at considerable length The society voted to invile Dr C W Hopkins chief surgeon of the C N W railroad of Chicago to de liver an address at the next regular meeting on fractures and bone plat Ing The physicians In northern la will be vited to attend this meeting and a large attendance is auticipat Hayes Refuses to Grant Con Uniumce Until Monday as Asked by the Defendants ami recruit new men for his army according to reports here At this now base it was said that Villa would lay his plans to operate with the force of Genera Luis Herrern who is 1111 nderstood to have renounced the Car government Dr Lonj presided at the meeting in the absence of Dr Marston who Is in Baltimore at present taking spe work at Johna Hopkins The American army base at Colum bus has had no news Villa for more than two days Herrera who until a few days ago was In com mand of the Carranza garrison Is said to be moving northwestward to effect a juncture with Villa This i in connection with a report that the Carranza garrison at Tdrreon had re volted has occasioned gravo concern among the American army officers at El Paso It Is also doubted if Carranzas troops are In a position to oppose Herrera Reports a theadtiuarters are that General Gaviras garrison at Jaurez is about to revolt and i that the troops at Torreoii are ma nlfeatlng disaffection are regarded Sf with apprehension at the fort Tho xjexlcnn consul here continued to their truth and reiterated his assertion that Herrera had not tak the field The Villa men augmented by tho rifyomand of General Herrnra are to number well equip ped troops and might be In a po rtion to harass General Pershlngs tmy and seriously Interrupt the lino of communication between the advanced base of the American forces at Casaa Grandes and the main base at Columbus An early agreement with tlie Carranza gov ernment to use the railroad llnea Is earnestly desired by the army of ficers The main base then would bo transferred from Columbus to this city aod tho MexicoNorthwestern railroad could be used to ship men and supplies to Casas Graudes The railroad could be easily maintained against interruption while the pres ent line southward ovit of Columbus over the desert might be readily cut It Is said Villa can recruit ft formidable body of men Villa Is known to have sent agents among the populace In the mountain dis tricts urging them to support him against the Americans He Is re ported to be equipping his men with arms and ammunition which he haa hidden in tho hills for some time Ho has plenty oC good horses and onco his command Is ready Villa will be in a position to start a guerilla campaign against the American army Request of the three defendants In the Sunday moving picture and vaudeville show cases for further continuance of their trials on charges violating the city ordinance pro hibiting such exhibitions on Sunday until next Monday was this morning refused by Judge W R Hayes in po lice court J M Heffner manager of the Bi jou P E Johannsen manager of the Regent and A Kahn manager of the Casino asked that the trials be post poned until that time because of the sickness of their attorney E Wil liams who has been laid up for a week with an attack of the grip and tonsilitis fudge Hayes said it was imperative that these cases ho disposed of this week and that one continuance had been granted already so he refused to continue them longer than until Friday afternoon at 2 oclock He asked that a doctors certificate be appended to the motions for con tinuance Fred Marsh Present Holder of Of fice uncl Max A Gorman Chief of Police Are Announced The Cerro Gordo county political pot Is simmering a little more vio lently today aa the result of the an nouncement of the candidacy of two men for the office sheriff Papers nre being circulated today to place in nomination Max Gorman chief of police of Mason City on tho Republican ticket and about tho same time that this candidacy be came known Sheriff Fred E Marah announced that he is a candidate for reelection to the office subject to the decision of the republican pri maries Good Men Both candidates are good upright men of big calibre and a close race between them is expected Mr Marsh is serving his first Tenaciously Hans Onto Position oil Which jornmns Gained a Foot hold in Attacks Laist The French arc still clinging to part of the little hill of Haiicourt southwest of Malancourt 011 which the Germans gained a footing last evening In an attack along the front between the Avocourt wood and Malancourt northwest of Verdun Paris anounced thia afternoon that German infantry attacks In thla section were not resumed tho night and oven the fire of tfce heavy artillery was diminished hi violence The bombardment east of the Meuse was continued with un limited intensity The persistence witli which the Germans are term as sheriff and served as deputy pounding the French positions near Two high school seniors Zip Mc Auley and Carus Blaise took the government examination for appoint ments to the Annapolis Naval Acad emy at the pos6 office yesterday These are rigid examinations on most of tho common branches and are giv en to forty students In each congres sional district the three highest among these forty being given the ap pointments The two local boys have been studying up for these examina tions for a long while giving special attention to all branches of mathe matics as this was the main branch upon which they were examined Those who win the appointments will enter the academy next fall herlff during the last term under iherifE Ed Fitzgerald Mr Marsh ias done some remarkably efficient work during the time he has been n the sheriffs office both as dep ity later as principal Prominent among the cases he has handled have een those concerning automobile hefts ho having last year sent sev ial men to the Fort Madison penl entiary and apparentl effectually jroken up the pastime of stealing iiitos in this vicinity His work waa also instrumental in returning to the owners many thous inds of dollars worth of property in he shape of stolen cars some to men iving in other jurisdictions Gorman Good Officer Whichever of these two the people may choose they are bound to get a good canable officer for Chief Gor man has during the year he has been chief of police here established a good reputation for himself as a painstaking and efficient officer of the law The handling1 of the liquor cases Hinder his administration la generally considered to havo up to this time been remarkably efficient The amount of liquor received and consumed In Mason City whether ob tained for personal use legally or smuggled In by bootleggers and ped dled unlawfully has admittedly been greatly cut down and police court records show the collection of some big suras In the shapes of fines and forfeited bonds In cases under the Uy ordinances under which the Vana and Daraloup in this region indicates that they are probably preparing for new attempts to break through the sector when their linea have been pushed near est to the heart the stronghold Death of Mrs Katie Ulvln Imcia JKNHRAT HKRRKRA WAR OX T1I10 UXITKI STATUS Mrs Katie ISlvin Lucia wife of Lucia died yesterday at the home of thair son H C Lucia 627 West Orurumond Mrs Lucia was born on Aug 25 183S died Mar 22 1916 at the age of 77 years She la sur by her husband L W Lucia a son H C Lucia with Whom the par ents lived and two daughters Mrs W C Parkhurst of Lyndon and Mra Maude Reel of Sterling 111 Both daughters expect to be present at the funeral which will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon Rev J E Wagner will officiate at the funeral Columbus N March 5en Luis Horrern until recently military governor of Chi luahua has renounced and uinounced in favor of Villa taking he field In western Chihuahua with troops according to reliable nformation received here last nigbl San Antonio March ilerrera commander at Chihuahua s reported to have revolted itgainst the Carranza government declaring ihnself at war against Ihe United States and promising bis support to Villa acording to information receiv ed here from a source regarded as reliable Heneras strength in the city of Chihuahua was placed fit men He had been relieved of command by Carranza yesterday according to information here his revolt occurring after he had been relieved El Paso March si lence which for iwo days baa envel oped the Mexican as fur as any definite the pursuit 6i Pancho Villa is concerned gave fresh force today to tho numerous reports from various sources grave disaffection among the Car ranzista troops On the border at least It is firm ly believed that the soldiers of the first chief are far from giving n real cooperation to the America expeditionary force It Is admitted that General Carranza and some of his lieutenants are sincerely anxious to avoid friction with the Unite States but it ts not believed that tho head of the de facto represents tho attitude or sentiments of his army or fellow citizens HUH 31 OOO Troops From several different sources a circumstantial report was receives ioday that the garrison atCMhiia jiua supposed number men had revolted and that their com mander Gen Luis Hcrrora had do ciared in favor of Villa Andres Garcia the Carranza oon here emphatically branded thi report ns false but in high circles It was accepted as n least in view of the fact tha more than half of the Mexican troops at Chihuahua were forme Villistas Special to the GlobeGazette Rotterdam Mar Hol landAmerican Hue announceddef initely that the Niew Amsterdam would sail at 11 oclock tonight She will be accompanied as far ag the Downs by tugs with life saving laterials Thess tuts also will es ort the steamship Rotterdam ill uming from New York from owns to this port liquor law violations are handled Both Marsh and Gorman have for many years been residents of Mason CJty and Cerro Gordo county nntl both have wide and favorable ac quaintances Mr Gorman was for many years superintendent of the electrical division of the public util ities company and Mr Marsh was for years In the Joe business here Friends of both of them are ex pected to make energetic campaigns and predictions today are that the result of the primary will not be cer tain until the last vote is counted WAS COCA rare Some one who Is thought to hav been a cocaine fiend entered th office room Dr R E Paule dentist last evening and ranflacke his cabinet In search for tho drug Nothing was missed however hi from the fact that about two night ago some one entered tbn same o fico an dmade away with all of th dentists cocaine leads the docto to believe that tho fellow waa a co calne fiend The door which lead from the waiting room Into the o flee was open this morning whe Dr Paulay went to the office an his toolfl and instruments were sea terod about Evidently the thk left in a hurry as ho did not time to oloso tha door Norsk Ship Hunk pccial to tlte GlobeGazette London Mar Xorwc iun bark lyimlfielf lias been sunk hirty of the crew were rescued ml they are aboard Ihe Norwegian ark Silas which is approaching JiiQonstown The Linfiold was tons inl owned by the Linfiuld company Porsgrund as port of isnliy Shu left Portland November 7 iast for KngliHh porls The Xor Kian steamship Kannik was sunk Wednesday njght according o a lispatch to Lloyds from Havre ilie Uritisli steamship Sea Surpent ilso has been sunk ooi UOADS s WILL HAVF cal Commit too Decides o Admit to Meeting Snlimhiy Kvcn The good roads train sent out un er the auspices of the Greater DPS Mnines club is on its way and will je bore in full force a week from Sat uday night April 1 Mr Barber has ust received a letter from Ralph Bol cn secretary of the club saying that o far the boosters have been greeted y largo crowds and the trip is nieet ng with greater success tuan was at irat anticipated The train is equipped with twelve lifferent models of good roads and is iccompanied by government em ployes who give lectures and demon strations on their construction of hose roads They have asked the ocal committee to procure a motion picture machine for their use here as hey have several films showing road milding in its different stages SlideH will also be shown pointing out the methods of road building There are eight in the party who will have charge of tho meeting In the K P hall on Saturday night and reception committees have been ap pointed to meet the7ii and escort them Lo the place of meeting The ques tion came up as to whether women would bo welcomed at this meet ingand Mr Barber conferred with the committee on arrangements on the matter It was unanimously de ckled that women would enjoy the good roads movie aa much as tha men and that they will bo welcomed at tho meeting on that night I J Tobin and A L Hooper rep resentatives of the government office of road and rural enginering will bo trie chief speakers The special train will remain here over Sunday and leave for Hampton Monday niornlns ;