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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1914, Mason City, Iowa f v FIND A HOUSE BY USINGA GIXBETGAZETTE WANT AD ARE ASTON ISHING TIVICEAWEEK WEEKLY THE WEATHER Unsettled wenlhev tonight and Friday probably snow flurries colder tonight wltlx cold wave noitli portion brisk iviiids REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OP THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 26 1914 No 143 n VOTE BRITISH GOVEUNMUNT HAS AN AKMY IX ULSTEU READY FOB AN UIMUSIXO 31IE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO BRING OUT MANY yOLLS OPENED LATE IN SOME PRECINCTS Ward Rooth Not in Opera tion at and Some Voters 1 Left Without Recording Tiieir Choice LL VOTE AT P M Men Women First Ward Second Third Wmd iGO Fourth Totals 1230 From tea minutes to an hour was lost this morning at the start of the days voting for the building of a municipal electric light and power plant and some men leaving the city on early trains are satd to have lost their chance to vote thereby The second ward was the only booth open at the expected hour of 7 oclock At there was hut one man at the first ward voting booth and Mayor John Stauton appointed himelf a committee of one to com mence operations there The hooth at the fire station in the fourth ward enid to be about ten minutes late late and the booth on South Main street in the third ward was fif teen minutes late in openinp They finally opened the dors with two men on the It found but yesterday morn ing that the election officials were up against It in the obtaining of clerks and judges for the different wards Desk Sargent Dick Hyde kept the wires busy all day calling former men who had served Man after man sent back the answer that for various reasons they could not act as clerks today At an early hour there were still several vacancies although they were filled before 8 oclock this morning The longest vote that has ever been enct at a municipal or any other election in Mason City is expected to be counted tonight at 7 oclock when the polls close After a careful con sideration it has been said among officials that a vote of over Will be registered At 10 oclock this morning 600 per jsous had added their names against or for the municipal proposition and large numbers of thesa were women Many men who were at their offic and places of business at this morning missed their early vote when they found the booths not open at the regular hour although it is ex pected that those will make their Choice later in the day Women Tom Out It was nade certain before oclock that the largest vote ever cast by the women of Mason City was due Jiefore a vote of twentyfive men had been cast fully onethird that num ber of women had asked for ballots and it is thought that lie ratio of them will increase as the day grows older Before the noon hour numbers of automobiles filled with gay parties of the fair sex were driven up to the voting places received their Ballots and came out with smiling Jjaces In fact the smiling face pre dominated the city among the women all dny Many of them filled with enthusiasm over the problem facing the city were out with literature and were endeavoring with might and main to cojole their better halves into their way of thinking A line of a dozen or more automo biles lined the pavements around each 6f the polling places Their occu pants were equipped with literature and other plans for a hot campaign Tjiey will make the uttermost parts of the city hum late in the afternoon scouting for those who have not vot ed A bright sunshine tones things up fills morning and is expected to have a great influence on the number of jyotera Judges The following la the list of judges and clerics in each ward First Major S W Smith Herman Doderer John Wil cox Clerks H G Hathoway and H F Lee Second W S Wil oox Ray H Nichols Wallace Wil CAVAN toef CAPT CRA1O OM NAUGHT T GOVERNMENT TROOPS g ULSTCf VOLUNTEERS ARTHUR FACET on the north of that city on North aro already lying in the lough and Colin Mountain on the west Castle more are expected to be sent there reagh Hill on the southeast and Hol lywood Hill on the east FELLOES FROM ALL OVER IOWA PREMIERS SPEECH SETTLED MUCH OF TROUBLE WITH THE LAWMAKERS MUST STELL SETTLE WITH ARMY OFFICERS STATE HEADS OP OUOEK ASSIST AT THE PARAIHD OP MEMBERS OPENED THE PROGRAM Addresses of Grand Muster and Oth ers of lnteicst to quots iii Evening Support Labor Df Liberals Irish and Members Won Back by Repudiating Given Army Guarantee Special to Tlio GlobeGazetted London March It is generally conceded that Premier As quit has regained the upper hand in parliament the government Is by no means altogether out of trouble It is still to deal with the army offi cers in Ireland under the new condi tions established by the speech in the House of premier s Commons How much the British government fears an uprising in Ulster is shown in the speed with which the London War Office is rushing troops to Ul ster As shown by the above map Mie government troops numbering nearly men are stationed at the towns marked with a star Bel fast Lough is guarded on both sides as that city is the centre of the ex pected Two warships The government has rushed forcements to the garrisons at Car rlckfergus Bnniskillen Belfast Hollywood Londonderry Dundalk Newry and Armagh On the other side 500 men have been drawn from each of the Belfast volunteerregiments and are now en camped on i yesterday Brigadier General Gough declares this will menu wholesale resignations and disruption of the army The premiers speech won back the support not only of the Lib erals but of the Irish ajid Labor members of parliament by the stand It took In repudiating the guarantee given to mutinous army officers in Ireland that they might decide whether or not they would serve against tho Ulster Unionists Special to The GlobeGazette Clear Lake March 2G Clear Lake was the center of Odd Fellow ism of the state of Iowa yesterday at least Many of the state officials were present to have charge of the ceremonies forenoon was spent by the Odd fellow brothers getting acquainted and viewing the fine new hall which has been erected on Main street At the Odd Fellows of the Clear Lake lodge headed by the many state officials arrangcfl themselves in parade on East Main street and marched to the hall about 100 strong The Odd Fellows were followed by their sister organ ization In parade to the kail Program Tho program of tlie afternoon was one of interest showing the good of Odd Fellowship throughout the state Dr Scanlon of Clear Lake welcom ed the visitors In his pleasing oordia manner which assured all visitors there were welcome as Clear Lake as Mr wood encampment overlooks tho Hollywood Barracks occupied by government troops Captaln Craig Is the chief of Che Ulster volunteers General Sir Ar thur Paget is commander ot the gov HiR wife wasMaryBteVenH of New York Chief of Staff Quits Special to The GIobeGazelto London March Marshal Sir John chief of the imper ial general staff of the British army has resiirned his commission as a re sult of the Ulster trouble revelations made in the house ofcommons dur ing the sensationalsession yesterday House Concludes to Give More Time for Argument on Tolls Exemption Itopeal Bill Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington Mardh 26 Demo cratic house leaders have abandon ed the idea of only fifteen hours of debate on the Pannama Tolls Exemp tion Repeal and agreed to twenty hours This will a vote prob ably Saturday Jb provision was specified in a special rule brought on soon after the house assembled just before noon and divided the time to give ten hours to those supporting the bill to be controlled by Chair man Adamson of commerce commit tee and five hours for democrats op posed to bo controlled hjj Representa tive Dremus of Thought Hawaiian Steamsliip Not Blown Up as lieported But Will Make Wreckage Found Special to The GlobeGazotte Honolulu March Maul has reported by wireless it Is safe Special to The GlobeGaxette jjj for republicans controlled by sentative Knowlaud of California and one hour for progressives con trolled by Representative Lafferty of Oregon The tacit understanding is that debate on adopting will be limited to two hours or much less than first proposed These amendments clear ed way launching actual fight before todays session is adjourned The president conferred with sev eral congressmen before the house convened Representatives Coving ton of Maryland and Bell of Georgia who are helping to line up tihe admin istration forces tlod him there would be a majority or at least fifty on the passage of the special rule and about seventyfive or a hundred on adoption of the repeal BUI Obstructed The Panama Tolls Repeal bill Is obstructed in the house by the par liamentary situation rlobi in motions roll calls and demands for a quorum and all agencies of delay at the com mand of its opponents Just when the rules committee had agreed on an arrangement to parcel out twenty hours for debata between the con tending factions and tho first skirm ish of fight about to slant the RlTer and Harbor bill then the only ob struction to tolls repeal bill and tem porary displaced the new stumbling block a conference report on urgent Honolulu March of the destruction of the Inter Island steamer Maul with theloss of many lives Is believed to be untrue A search of several hours failed to dis cover any wreckage of the steamer which was said to have blown up off Pearl Harbor last night It is now believed that the vessel will reach portsafely Representatives of the Inter Island Steam Navigation Com pany owner of the Maul discredit the alleged statement of soldiers at Fort Kamehamena that they saw the shdp blow up and sink The Maul left this port yesterday carrying a cargo which included a large quanti ty of explosives When the report of the ships destruction was received here every available tug and launch including the naval tug Intrefpdd put to sea W T Zook Filed Suit to Collect Re wwd Offered for Apprehension of Nick Iaiiciiio Assaulting Wnvd roifin ricrp Hi AMO CASES linms Clerks Harry Will C Holman L Wright and Third Ward Judges C B Dake B A Wilson Frank Kay Clerks John Gallagher and Thomas Davey Fourth Ward Judges Ted B Oscar Sumner V Veech 5erlca F H Callow and George A deficiency bill was inserted A threatened filibuster on that longed the situation and indica tions that the repeal bill might pos sibly be forced over until tomorrow Administration supporters chafing at the delays got their forces Into posi tion to take advantage of every tac tical opportunity Tlio opponents drew on all thalr resources to hamp er the meisro Wilson ia confi dent of the success Jlffht and re ceived reports on the eltuation at the white house constantly Lead majority Special to TheGloocGaKette Boston jury In tho socalled Luxe book case returned a verdict of guilty against three defendants Glenn F Farmer and James Powers of New York and Samuel Rosenfield Chicago Rosen field and Farmer were sentenced to states prison the former to a term of six to eight years and the latter from three to five years Powers got two and a half years in the house of correction The specific charge against the convicted men was defrauding Mrs Mary L Rogers of Boston of by In ducing her to purchase what was represented to bo rare volumes upon the defendants assured her she would be able to realize heavily later TlhJs la but one of many sim ilar cases throughout the counrty the middle west having been a profit able field ers anaured him a would carry the repeal MAINK DEMOCRATS IN SESSION Special to Tho OlobeQazotte Portland March Republican State convention of Maine convened in this city today and was called to order by Congressman Dan iel J MoQllllcuddy The principal business of the convention IB to adopt a platform on whicli tne candidate for state office to bo named In the June primaries their cam paign Suit against the Northwestern Ce ment company by W T Zook was filed this morning in the office of the clerk of the district court Zook will chain in court that he Is entitled to reward for the capture of Nick Panuiiio convicted a short time ago ot an attack upon W H Ward Ward was cut about the neck The Northwestern company are welcoming the suit as a means of do lormiiiiug who the reward rightfully belongs to At the time of tha trou ble in which Ward u foreman ot a department at the cement works was injured the company advertised a re ward of for the apprehension of Panclno an employ of the company who is now serving a one year sent ence at Auamosa Zoolc a section foreman of tho Great Western railroad company at Burchinal Iowa says that he follow ed Pancino for a great distance and finally gave the police department and the sheriffs office here Informa tion which directly led to his cap ture Members of tho police department and tho sheriff are claiming the re ward although they are willing to divide with Zook This situation puts the cement company on the fence and they do not know who the sum money belongs to wall as Odd Fellow guests Waehburn of Mason City respondet for the visitors Tlio addresses of Grand Master Wagner and Grand Secretary Tilton were of great Interest to brothers o filie order showing them the real goot of the men as brothers can be to one another Very pleasing musical numbers were given by the Orphans Homo orchestra the I O O F quartetti and Revs Stafford and Marzlof Banquet At oclock in the evening ove 385 plates were laid for the orde and their guests at the Methodls and Congregational churches Th following three course menu wa Special to Tiie GlobeGazette London March As quith is brought face to face with a new crisis by the resignation of General French with other leading officers of the army expected to band in their papers as a direct out come of the Ulster fight SOCIKTY CONFIOKS ON WIUTEKS FKKNOII New York March Steel will give the first of a sorles of conferences on French writers today at the Waldorfstoria under the pat ronage of AlrB Stuyvefiant Fish Mrs Danial Chester French Mrs V Ev ent llacy Mrs Stanley Mortimer and Miss Laura J Post TRIPIJE KXRCUTIOX IN GKOIUHA Special to Tho Atlanta March first triple evGCUtion that has taken place In Georgia in many years is to be held in the county jail here tomor row liam The condemned men are Wli and George Hart and Robert served Fried Chicken flashed Corn Brown Gravy Creamed Oysters Ffivorite Relis Pimento and Cabbage Salad Parker House Rolls Colonial Brea I O O F Cake Brick Ice Cream Coffee Tea Mint Immediately after tho bauque the partakers repaired to the ha where talks were given by Mrs Lewis matron of tho Odd Fellow Home and Grand Chaplain W E KighL both of which wero very in foresting in showing tho good whici thoir organization has done and i doing throughout the state ot Iowa Tho Gates Harp orchestra gav somo very appropriate and pleas ing numbers while the people wer assembling and in closing Grand Hull Immediately after the hnnqua program the hall was cleared an tho grand ball closed tho days festlv itles The grand march was led b Patriarch iMilUant and Mrs HattI Stork OSS OF OVER QUARTER OP A MILLION IN BUSINESS BLOCK FIRE SLEEPING ROOMERS SAVED BY FIREMEN Toppled WilJioul Warn ing Crushing Out Lives of Brave Members of De partment peclal to Tho GlobeGnzctto Sioux City March fire men were killed by falling walls and damages totalling between to resulted when a fire burned a quarter of a block at the southeast corner of Fourth and Ne braska streets today The heaviest losers are the Anderson Furniture Moore Clothing and Franks liotel The number of persons room ng in the block wero rescued by firemen Frank Fulton and Cyril Lawton city firemen lost their lives when a wall fell without warning Fire damages will probably reach figure Fulton was Pipeman of Company ono and Lawton driver of Chief Kel logg it was two hours before they were missed by their comrades fight Ing tho blaze after the wall foil Fire Captain Ed Roth Pipeman Kenneth Gantt and Captain iWm Doyle were injured at the time Fulton and Law Ion were killed Life Nets Used The flames spread rapidly from tho start In the fifth story of the Anderson iFurniture building and communicated to the Frank hotel ad joining Occupants of the hotel were warned and moat of them escaped by the stairway Three men In Hue hotel were cut off by flamos They were forced to leap for their lives They were caught In life nets by firemen uninjured Thrilling es capes from third floor of corner building ovor Moore clothing store and Central bank were made by sev eral men women who also leaped in to the life net STHERVILLE BLAZE Kuighls of IytliiHS KuiUIinjr and Others Lum ber Co Loses Offices Paschal all negroes Tho crime for tlicy are to pay the death pen alty was the murder of Mrs Beth Irby near LoniKvlllo Ga DANA WIITTCOMJi DEAD Well Known Noithwood Alan Suc cumbs After Five Weeks Fight Spoolal to The QlobeGazfltte North wood March Whltcomb well known and lifelong citizen of Northwood died this morn ing from gall atones after a five weeks Illness Mr Whltcomb Is a son of G H Whltcomb of this city pioneer ab atracter and Insurance man and a brother of Goo B Whltcomb who is president of the Iowa Abstractors as sociation Ho leaves three children Henfchel who hao grown ito man hood and with his wife lives here Roy and Lucine Just two months ago Mr Whit comb was married again to a lady from Sterling whose happiness In her new home Is thus turned to Borrow For ten years past sines moving from his farm southeast of the city Mr Whitcomb has beon a mall carrier at tho Northwood post office Plant Is Sold C F Noltzer of Chicago purchas ed the equipment of the Amoriin Steam laundry at shQrlfta this afternoon for Mr Noltzor an nounced that he would tako caro of all labor claims against the property E Villn SiJffers First Defeat According to Advices From of Conflict Ioiuts J W Irons president of tho Crys tal Lake Ice Fuel company also serving in that capacity with the Iowa Ice Dealers asaoclation returned to the city this morning from Ipocial to The GlobeGazette Washington March mes sage sent from Mexico City last night receiver at embassy here Rebels onco more routed and repulsed at omez Palacio with heavy loses while ryng to approachi Villas First Defeat March Villa Buffered his first defeat and sounded hla first call for a retreat in his whirlwind campaign against Tor reon when a wing of his army de fending Gomez Palacio which was captured from the federals in yes terdays fighting was overpowered this afternoon Two hundred federals however paid the price of victory when they were executed by rebels after they had been hustled back to the rear when tho renewed attack on Torreon bogan The 200 federals composed a part of the force sent against tho rebels at Gomez valaclo They were cut off from the main force by the rebels in their retreat Twothirds of the rebel array haa been fighting on the left wing and only a small third of the total force in the first dofeat suf fered by Insurrectos To feder al army marched across the Nazas river in the faco of a heavy rifle and machine gun flro attacked and retook the town which hovers on tho sldo of a hill to the northwest of Torreon Villas order for retreat was tho first lio has given since he suffered a repulse at Chihuahua by the federals within that town Ho hurriedly withdrew tho men on tho rijrht wing of El Verjel to reorganize his at tack and all of the men wcro sent back Into the Jtiffht tills evening he has been prsiding over a meeting or the association Mr Irons ietiuiied filled with en liiusiusm over tke meeting that it was tlio greatest the tion had ever held and that it would bo I lie nicdus for accomplishing great steps in the Improvement of the ice and fuel business An attempt to determine the re sponsibility of ice dealers under the new weights and measures law when drivers give short weight to consumers was one of the chier topics taken up at yesterdays session according to Mr Irons The question of a proper Interpretation of the new law in this respect caused a heated discussion between the association and repre sentatives ot the state dairy and food department who were present The discussion followed an expla nation by B W Van Duyn state in spector of welghtaand measures of the new law He was asked who would be responsible If short weights given to to consumers by the driver after they had been instructed to give full weight Another Interesting topic brought up was the question of what effect the now worklngmen3 compensation act recently passed in this state would have on the association mem bers and individual Ico dcalora throufinout tho state TO rtKST New York March Kubt Ilk the notei violinist expects to sal from the United States today foi Europe The recent illness of Ku bellk was thought due to the over work of the famous player and a much needed rest will be taken before Mr Kubelik resumoa bis concer poclal to The GlohoGnzotte ISslhcrvlllo March town as swept by a disastrous fire this orcnoon duo to a lantern cx Tho loss will be about The fire was believed to o under control at noon EsLhervillo March go amounting about par ially covered by insurance was done 11 tlio business district here by a ire that broke out between and oclock this morning in tho I very stable of Toll Brothers Tho very barn and considerable of its ontcnls was destroyed and the ire then spread to the Knight of Py hlas building a three story brick itructure which was also destroyed Besides tho lodge tho K of P mlldlng was occupied by the Eslhor Ille Enterprise newspaper plant which was ruined and offices on the ippcr floors Included In list of hose nfficlng in the building is the Vorthorn Lumber which had Us general offices there This com pany which operates lumber yards at various northwestern points has a ard at Mason City Poor pressure urnlshed by the municipally owned water plant accounts for the destruc ion of tho Pythian building ASSAILS SUGAU COMPANY Special to Tho Washington March that the American Sugar Refining Company for twentythree years has monopolized tlio New Orleans sugar market by a ruthless extermination of and has depressed tho price of raw sugar tliero fully to the distress of planters was presented to tho president by Donaldson Caffery of New Orleans who was presented at tho white house by Senator Thorton Caffory urged that no judgment against tho company under the anti trust suit now pending bo entered nor should any settlement be permit ted which would leave the company in control of the Now Orleans mark ot Ho declared the attention of congress should be directed to this most obstinate flagrant and cruel of tho trade consulrtirsys In the United States and urged a provision in tho administration trust bill par ticularly the trade commission bill to meet such conditions as bo ;