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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1914, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWEEK FIND A HOUSE BY USING A GLOBEGAZETTE WANT AD RESULTS ARE ASTON ISHING THE WEATHER Increasing cloudiness tonight becoming unsettled Tuesday warmer tonight Ssid east por tion Tnesdiiy REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JO U No 143 PFTP SIMS GETS Contract Price For Stew Structure AVillium Next Lowest Bidder RIASON CITY RAILROAD MAN KILLED IN FIRST TRY T AT NEW JOB COUSIN OF ASSISTANT SUPT A C PETERSON Hand Been Borrowed From Milwaukee Road Reported ThatBoth Engineers Were Also Killed for constructing a new span concrete arch bridge over Creek on Stewart avenue was this afternoon awarded by the board of supervisors to N M Stark of Des represented locally by R T Duf field The amount of Starks hid was and the next lowest William Henkle of this city asked for the work The bridge is to be paid for jointly by interested property owners the coxin ty and city The old steel bridge will be rebuilt farther north just south the water works SCOTT AGED WOMAN STRIKE LEAD ER IS ARRESTED IN COLORADO ADJUTANT GENERAL BURNS TO DEATH Leon W Peterson 19 years old a C M St P railroad fireman was killed Saturday night near Olds on the M St L in a wreck which is reported to have killed the engineers on both trains besides young Peter son Olds is a small town on the eastern division near Winfield Reports reaching here are meager The wire came at 10 oclock Satur day night being relayed through the city for Sexton where the young mans brother and father live The message stated that Peterson had been injured at oclock They 16ft immediately for Olds ibut reached there several hours after lie had died Peterson died at Special to The GlobeGazette Kansas City iMarch Clernmiugs 72 burned to death aud a dozen other lodgers escaped by jumping into nets when fire des troyed the Kansas City Mission a two story building A woman threw her little son into the net and then jumped Both were uninjured ISSUED THE ORDER Sunday morning at an hospital Oskaloosa Department Given n Busy Spell Last Night and Tiiis Nonw ol T hem Wero Serious Protested Against Being Taken From Train En Route lo Trin idad But Said She Was Not Surprised Special to The GlobeGazette Waleuhurg March ter a weeks freedom Mother Mary Jones is again a military pris oner in the strike zone The aged strike leader after leaving Denver was taken from a south bound Colo rado Southern train hero by Captain Nickerson acting under orders of Adjutant General John Chase and lodged in the county hospital under military guard Mother Jones left Denver last night for Trinidad She is being Captain Another report the wreck reach ing here stated that Peterson was firing a north bound M St L light extra which contained only the engine and the caboose and round ing a curve one mile east of Olds col Jidded with another light engine The curve on which the accident took place is said to be similar to the fa mous Steamboat Rock on the Mil waukee system near Oskaloosa Peterson started firing for the i Milwaukee railroad last forthem until a few ifionths or so ago when work be came slack and he was borrowed by the St L road This was his first trip with them He was return ing to this city Peterson came to this city from Sexton where with his father and brother he had operated a farm Tir ing of that work he took up rail roading The report of his death was a shock to railroad men here as Peterson seemed to be a favorite among them For his age they said his record as a fireman has never been equaled Peterson is a A C Pet erson assistant superintendent of the Milwaukee division here and a brotherinJlaw of C L Beeman a prominent Milwaukee man The body will be brought here held Three small blazes occurring tween last night and this morning kept the fire department on the go The home of Prank Solovitch Rus sian laborer at 835 Inland street was slightly damaged at 8 oclock this morning when a small fire started in the kitchen Upon the ar rival of the department the roof of the kitchen was found to be on Eire Little damage was done A small chimney fire occurred at 111 East Eleventhstreet at last night The department was sum moned less than an hour later to the ruins of the Martin Manufacturing jvarehpuse wiliicb burned to the ground Thursday night A blaze had sprung up in the straw pile Nickerson left Trinidad last nigM under orders to arrest her at Walsen burg The militia officer boarded the train at Pueblo as it neared Wal senburg and ordered Mrs Jones to alight with him at that point I protest against such treatment de clared the woman strike leader hut I am not 1 am acting under orders replied the militia officer John iBrown or ganizer of the iMine Workers known as Mrs Jones bodyguard also got off at Walsenburg but was not placed under arrest Ask For Writ I shall make application to Colo rado supreme court Cor writ of habeas corpus far the release of Mother JOUQS said Horace Hawkins attorney for the 82yearold strike leader when Informed the Walsenburg affair Passes Away at St Petersburg at i in Sabbatli Had Gone South to Kecovcr His Strength and Health The sad intelligence reached the city this morning that big hearted Scott L Stilson had passed away last night at at St Petersburg where lie went a short time ago to spend the winter in hopes of re covering his strength and ultimately liis health The blow is a severe one to his mother Abner R Stilson 330 South Superior street and his brother L B Stilson em ployed in the railway mail service the only survivors of a family of six Until two years ago the deceased was of so robust and sturdy build that it seems impossible that he should have been the victim of bercular trouble that took him away In the prime of life at the age oC fortyfive Scott B Stilson was the next to the youngest son of a family four children Carrie the oldest Arthur the youngest of the family and his father have preceded him to the bet ter land He was born March 17 1SC9 on the Stilson farm in Portland township and spent his boyhood days there In early manhood he came to Mason City ns a clerk in the Sirrine Clothing store and later purchased the business with liis brother the firm being known as tne Stilson Bros Subsequently they went out of business and the deceased engaged In the stock and land business in the west paying particular attention to the buying and selling of horses More recently he returned to the city and took an interest in the Tiss Drug Co A great joy came into his life when at Aldeu February 2S 1S94 he joined his life with that Flor ence Barnes and a deeper sorrow came when on March 9 1001 she joined the silent majority and the whole community was touched witli sincere grief and sorrow Some years ago during the fire at the Baptist church while acting with the volun teer fire department of which ho was BUM AREJjp BETTER Mitchell Tells Committee of Miners Pay There Compared With the Michigan District UNEASY FKEL1XG IS CAUSED BY ARMY ACTIVITY SOME WHAT ALLAYED PREMIER EXPLAINING ULSTER TROOP CHANGES Thought Governments Inlen LOCAL LXTKRTCST IN FIRE Owner of Evening Wisconsin Build in Is Sister of Local Man Full information has been received here regarding the fire and huge loss occurring to the Evening Wis consin newspaper building which burned in Milwaukee Wednesday night by A J Barker who is a brother of Mrs H L Cramer owner of the building The loss to the building and eqxiip ment was about which was fully covered by insurance Many persons are acquainted here with Mrs Cramer GUX OLUH SHOOTS YESTERDAY EXPECTS EARLY VOTE HAS RHEUMATISM Wilson Hones to See Tolls Repeal Bill Come Up Very Soon Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March president has no doubts about the passage of the administration bill to repeal the Panama tolls exemption law he is anxious that it be brought to a vote promptly He has been ad vised that a vote will be taken as soon as the Rivers and Harbors lull has been disposed of Wilson de ll niod the charge made on the floor of the senate that he attempted to limit the tolls debate in the house He let it be known that while ihe had no part in suggesting a rule to limit debate he hopes there will he one tofi The president believes a number FA republicans will support him in his position on the repeal oE the tolls exemption law Speciiil to Tho GlobeGazette Vera Cruz March 21 Nelson OShaugimessy American charge d affairs has arrived In a private car escorted by a company of presiden tial guards and expects to remain several days to undergo treatment for sciatic rheumatism Tho report he might resign because of ill health was not discussed Squads of Both Trup Shooting Or ganizations Visited Ranges for First Timo of tlfe Season Tho Cerro Qordo and Midland Heights gun clubs held their first spring shoots on their ranges yes terday About twenty man were out with their artillery from the Midland Heights Gun club and aboiit the same number from the Cerro Gordo club The inclement weather re tarded the number which is expected to double at the next shoot Tho average scores made by the Midland Heights club were eighteen out of a possible twentyfive The following scores were made by the Cerro Gordo men Joseph Konvalinka He7zelwood MISS STARK ACQUITTED Chicago March 23 Miss Ellen Gates Starr joint founder with Jane Addams of Hull House was found not guilty of interfering with the police and resisting arrest She was accused of obstructing the police in connection with the Waitresses Union boycott of a restaurant here My acquittal is a vindication of the right of free speech shii said after the verdict Foster Woisnak 1 100x76 Dobertson 100x76 Madsen 50x32 Geo 100x80 Glanville 100x61 Burchard lOOxGS Dunlop 75x21 Because pay taxes some citi zens think they have a right to turn the court house Into a booze joint The janitor was forced to eject three railroad men last Friday uighU almost by force The men wont into the toilet room at the ncd of the corridor and the Janitor sus PRESIDENT WILSON RECEIVES DYING BOY Dcnrest Wish of TwelveYenrOld Sufferer Is Granted ti E Day in Charge of WellsFnrgo Offices in Stanberjs Court in n Liquor Case L B Day agent for the local of fice of the WellaFargo Express com pany was brought into Justice R S Stanberyo court late Saturday after noon on a charge that hig company has ehlpped liquor Into the city il legally The case was continued un til April 1 This Is the second ease within two weeks The last occurred on March10 when a search warrant Issued on premises in which 11 nuor found that had been brought in by the express company n member he fell and ibroke both Jegs and one arm and was otherwise injured and although he valiled ana seemed to recover his accustomed activity and vitality his friends think that this was the beginning of the declinff which at first was not no ticeable but was hastened by another fall on the sidewalk three years ago resulting in a fractured leg again and along siege at the hospital Two years ago he contracted a heavy cold and although he went to Arizona to throw off the effects the disease had gotten too firm a grip on his throat and the vocal chords failed to per form their usual service Jiis voice growing weaker until a few weeks ago when he left for St Petersburg lie could speak only in a whisper A decade ago Scott Sttlson was one of the strong active uig Heart ed popular young men of the city He would go his limit for a friends and there are hundred here who have known of his kindnesses and service to thorn who will read of his passing with moist eyes He was al was brave fearless and courage ous and when lie left for ttie south evidently with misgivings that tho summons was near lie was just as courageous and hade his mother and friends good bye with as much opti mism as though he were going on a few days pleasure trip His lettovs were cheerful to the last and no one doubts he met the call or the boat man with tlie same courage and spir it of hopefulness that marked this living In letter received yesterday from Coe Goodwin who accompanied the deceased to St Petersburg that he was failing hurried his brother L B Stilson to Florida last evening but it is thought that he will tie Inter cepted and return home to awnit the arrival of the remains which will bo sent home today under the care of Mr Goodwin No arrangements for the funeral will bo made until fur ther Intelligence is received concern Disinclined to Sevvo are Ais interiHeled to Tho GlobeGaxeHe London March much eas ier feeling was created In the Brit ish Islea by a reassuring statement given out by Premier Asquith to the effect that troop movements in Ul ster have been ordered only us a pre cautionary measure for the protec tion oE government property Tho inference was generally drawn from the premiers remraks that the gov ernments intentions towards army of fers who do not desire to serve against tho Orangemen have been misinterpreted The public In all parts of the United Kingdom awaited eagerly the explanation of the cabinet In the Houso ot Commons to which body the Irish controversy has been trans ferred In some qxiarters there is cilnatlon to believe that General Sir Arthur Paget commander in chief in Ireland placed a much graver inter pretation upon the governments in quiries us to the reeling of army of ficers In Irish garrisons than was Intended Special to Tlie GloleGimclte Washington March 23 John Mitchell labor lender testified as to conditions in the Michigan copper mines before the houso committo in vestigating tho Calumet strike today comparing conditions in the Michigan field with Butte Montant Mitchell declared lito and labor conditions in Butte are much superior to life and labor conditions in the Michigan cop per Mitchell said Butto miners are paid on tho basis of the sailing price of copper with minimum wage of per day of eight hours and are not forced to trade at company stores or live in company houses Washington March 23 Chair aanTaylor pointed out the contention of the Michigan operators and the Western Federation of Miners was founded on red Mitchell said tho Socialistic party was organ ized and circulating a newspaper in the copper country before any at tempt was madeto the lab OlMECT TO THE PRIVILEGES GRANTED MADAME GAIL IN PRISON PUNISHMENT CELLS ARE ALL IN USE Attorneys Ioi1 Women in Saint Lazzavc Wait on Ministry Re Discrimina tion in IJijj Prison Special to The GlobeGillette Paris March mutiny Is threatened among the SOO women prisoners incarcerated in St Lazare prison all of whom object to grant ing many muisal privileges to Mad am Caillaux The punishment cells arc filled with refractory women who continue to shriek protests against Attor neys representing a number of wom en made representations to the min istry justice demanding ad justment of People Living Near Railroad Yards Much Annoyed by Begjsors of Lute to Move DIET IS PROROGUED Japanese Emperor Closes Piulinment Because of Deadlock Vaguo Statement Special to The GlobeGazette London March the Houses of CopamonB today Seoljy secretary of state for war made a brief and utterly vague statement tho gist oC which was that some offi cers informed General Sir Arthur Paget commander in chief in Ire land Itihat they couldnt sorvte In certain eventualities that there was a misunderstanding and the troops were ordered to rejoin their regi ments Both Premier Asciuith and An drew Boriar Law leader of the oppo sition spoke Tho action of the gov ernment in moving troops Law said was foolish as there In no new situa tion in Ulster nor any threatened out break DOC SWALES AUTO CUTS CIRCLES ABOUT THE PAH 1C Residents of the city especially in tile neighborhoods near the railroad yards are reporting a return of the trnmp pestilence According to them and the police department the num ber is in advance of that usuallyseen at this time of the year It is thought the early advent of spring and the mild winter past has kept many of them on the move and those that have made a home during lie winter months in surrounding Hies have again taken tp the The police are reporting a little ver the average number stopping ver at the station for the night Patrolmen are watching empty box ars in all railroad yards each night ml orders have been issued to keep hem on the move and to make ar ests in cases where idle illdressed nen arc repeatedly Imaging around he same localities The groat amount of railroad raffle into Mason City Is thought to 10 the cause tor the frequent visits of his wandering class of men Should he Inflow of them increase forcible steps for their extinction made by thepolice Steering Gear Goes Wrong and Car Wanders Across the Sidewalk Dr Swales auto cut circles about tho park this morning when the steering gear went wrong and the doctor lost control of the machine Ho was driving south from tho hospi tal on Washington street When op posite the Park garage ho turned the wheel sharply to the leit aud found that he was unable to steer the machine back Tho auto kept turn ing until It had turned into the curb run up over the sidewalk and was just nosing a park bench headed due north when the doctor brought its wanderingc to a close A front tire was punctured and the steering gear was badly twisted Tho doctor said that lie ihad known the steering gear was not working just right but the balk was a surprise to him pecting that they had liriuor witili j ing the arrival of the body The vhole community join with the grief stricken mother in her sorrow and onder their deepest sympathy STOLE FALSE TKETH KILLED IJf FIRE Special to The GlobeGazettes Washington aiarch pale smiling lad of twelve lay on a stretcher today in the Blue room of tho white house Beside him aat the president The scene made the cul mination of weeks of yearning and the kind response of President Wil son to tho little boys plea Para lyzed in the legs with life slowly ebbing away Harry Winthrop Davis of Sewlckley was the presi dents early caller Davis camo in a motor ambulance and three hospital attendants bore him into tho blue room President Wilson came and several minutes The little fellows eyes beamed with joy was at first too happy to speak and later Inquired about Mrs Wilson and left flowers for her The visit was ar ranged after the boys mother had written a letter to Mrs Wilson tell ing how the dying boy had prayed to aee the president them ordered them out the court house Ono of the men informed him that he was a taxpayer and had a right to the court house Tho men became so threatening to the janitor that he went Into the po lice station for aid hut before a cop could get out into tho corridor the men had left Bpeclal to Tho GlobeGazette Toledo OMo March Porter killed and over prop arty damaged when fire destroyed a garage here Baptist Church Yesterday morning Rev Osgood of the Baptist church talked on the So cial Development va tho Religious Progress of Mason City At this time the actual statistics ware given of tho attendance to eluurch and the attendance to the places of amuse ments were compared Tho Den Hur lecture last evening was very in teresting and the church was packed overflowing Wednesday afternoon tho Ladlos Aid society will meet with Mrs Sam Hoyt at her home on East Fifth street TEN ttOXTR LAW VALII Special to The GlobeGazette Washington March ten hour womens labor law of Massa chusetts was upheld as constitut tional by the supreme court today One Drunk A D Smith was this morning sentenced to serve four days at street work following his arrest and charge drunkenness Saturday Incorporates Articles of Incorporation were fil ed Saturday afternoon in the county recorders office by the H R Mickle Fur Hone Company with a capita of The company is expect ed to open for business within the next few days with the following directors H B Mickle W T Hoi comb A H and K A Cooley peclal to The GlobeGazette Oakland March 23 For hree weeks twenty persons whose also teeth were stolen from a den ists office where they were being had been subsisting on soup vhen Burglar W F Roche today earned of their plight and pleaded juilty in order that their teeth being held as exhibits might be returned A FEW ESCAPED Hoyt Waives Tho hearing of C F Hoyt loca automobile salesman who was charg ed by his first wife with bigamy booked this morning in Justice Stan berys court was not held Hoyt in steady waiving his case to the grant jury Ho was liberated Saturday on bonds Speeial to Tho GlobeGazette Delrio Texas March sevon Constitutionalist soldiers of the garrison Las Vacaa oppo sito here escaped when attacked by Federals yesterday and surrendered to tho American border patrol hore This garrison was reported annihil ated in yesterdays fiaglo Pass dis patches will be Speciill to The Tokio March The Japanese diet has been prorogued by the Em peror owing to inability of the houso peers and house of representa tives to agree on the navy appropria tions The lower houso reduced the naval estimates by a considerable sum and the house of peers after ward further diminished them but the hotise ot representatives refused to agree and a deadlock followed It is generally believed that the cabinet will resign The difference between the two houses of tho Japanese parliament arose over the amount to be devoted to naval construction The house of irapresentatives passed an approp riation for this purpose amounting to million dollars but the peers Insisted on reducing this to fortyfive millions There was ex cited discussion among the repre sentatives on the naval scandal and a vote of censure of the government was introduced This was followed by a resolution calling for impeach ment of the cabinet While members were ihotly debating NO SHOTS IpccliLl to Tho GlobeGanettc Washington March Consul Percivals official report on he killing of William S by at Juarez was received at the British embassy here It says no pistol shots were fired In tihe fight vhich ended in the ranchmans leath leaving the Inference that Bcn 011 was stabbed Percivals report is the result of lit investigation conducted at the order of the British ambassador It does not make a definite charge re garding tho manner of Bentons doath further tilian to establish that it was not by shooting as at first said by Villa the the imperial edict suspending the session for three days was read to the houso As parliament adjourns March 25 in tho usual course this is equivalent to a prorogation This situation Is highly serious as the budget has not yet been passed COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS City Fathers Tninsiicterl Routine TliLs Morning Telephone rtnildliifr That a now telephone building is to he erected on property owned by tho Willson interests near Wiiliow Creek for use by the Western Elec tric Telephone Company in the re port current today B C Way sec retary of the company was out of the city today and no officers of tho company who were in thn city would confirm the report say lag that only was authorized to make the an nouncement The report in circula tion is that tho plant Is to 1R moved there H has long been the tele phone companys intention to er or later erect a building at a point as near as possible to the cen ter of telephone NEW TREATY SIONKD Special to The GloboGazettc Washington March 2 A new treaty was signed today between the United States and Venezuela by which all questions not capable of set tlement by diplomacy will bo sub mitted to Investigation by an inter national commission for at least a Jesse Hero Jesse Cheek of Des Moines was in the city on business Saturday called upon several old friends H was assistant postmaster in De Moines about twenty years ago and in speaking of the change in that time mentioned the fact that few large bills are now received at the post office He said that all bills ot unusually large amounts were re corded at the office One day a 5500 was received and as was his hab it he recorded it The Mil was re turned marked counterfeit Mr Cheek looked up the record and took the bill to the bank A record had foeen made ot it there and the man from whom tho bank received It fo1 lowed up the person who had given It to him In this way the bill was traced to the producer of it He also spoke of the time when ho was reve nue collector and how tho govern ment would charge up to him the shortage In weight of the gold sent in Money loses much weight in cir culation year This is the fourteenth Bryans peace treaties of Governor Trouble Trouble with the governor whilo At the regular meeting of tho city council this morning a petition waa presented from citizens in tho Mid land Heights addition and other parts at town asking for street lights The petitions were referred to the depart ment of street lighting A remon strance was filed thia morning to tho North Main street sewer City En gineer F P Wilson recommended tiluit tho council comply with the re quest of D H Cross to as sessment of the Fleming property on Drummond street to the Willow creek sewer fund The Fleming roperty had already been assessed or sewerage on another street and Ir Cross was assessed the tax ho property on Drummond in order o connect with the aewer The mat er was referred to the City solic tor The council decided to file a oetition with the state auditor asking hat Mr Cox of Dea Moinea be ap pointed auditor for city on the rld years when the stato does not heck the city books The stato checks the books every two years but under the commission form of gov ernment this must be done every year Mr Cox is the auditor sent iy the state and It was thought best o retain him continuously An ap plication was made by S R Bowen Per a license to do excavating and blasting Tho request was granted Thomas Allen applied or a license to construct a sidewalk and his bond was approved as was the bond of A H Skellenger for ihouse moving OK L A H O IA LA V N Olf E to TIio Philadelphia March The trying out a new turbine recently in the electric plant caused the city to be in darkneag for a few Saturday night The trouble was not serious and the lights were off only two ar three miautoa superdrcadnought Oklahoma one of tho largest and most powerful of all American battleships afloat was launched today without a hitch Crom tho York Shipbuilding Com panys yard at Camden N J It wag christened by Miss Lorena Cruise daughter of Oklahomas governor The secretary of Hie navy and other notables wero pretiont ABDUL HAMTD ILL Special to Tho OIoboGazoUe London iMarch Harnldj deposed Sultan of TurKoy la criti cally illy Defenses of City Laid Out Along Most Modern uinl Improved Lino port on Itonton Itenth Special to The GtobeGazetto March ficers from tho oxtremo front havo returned after viewing some of Wie federal fortifications at Torreon through powerful field glasses They reported tho defenses elaborate and laid out according to latest approved methods so troops can move from trench to trench without exposing themselves Trie fresh earth appear ance la artificial and believed to mark the lurking places of tho ono mys big guna Barbed wire en tanglements are visible through the rarlfled air Troops continued to pour Into the city from the north UlSO I ;