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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1916, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWKEK WEEKLY For Business office call 82 For Editorial BoomsCall 38 GlobeGazette Telephones REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS The Wfeather Generally fair tonight and TuisiVV winner Tuesday ami Avosl portion tonight VOL XXill MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 28 1916 NO 135 THREE COLUMNS OF AlIEill CAN CAVALRY SEALING UP PASSES INTO MOUNTAINS Hi HOPE TO CHASE VILLA INTO OPEN VERY SOON Leader Escaped Thru Garranza Lines After It Was S Thought His Capture Was 1 Close at Hand Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces Colonlu Dublin Mexico By Aeroplane to Mar 27 Evidence that Villa is pre paring to resist tho Acmericiui pursuing columns anil that the Mexican people nve not as yet rallying to him hns been collect ed by officers and scouts of the American troops American cavalry are seek I rig to entrap Villa and his band by sealing up all trails and passes in the mouutaniccus district south oE El Valla Once the outlets are barred squadrons of cavalry and detach ments of Infantry operating from the base near Casas Grandes will comb ttie country and endeavor to flush their quarry into the open Villa and his band are moving rapidly among the foothills of the iSerra Tarahumares hotly pursued by three columns of American cav alry Colonel George A Dodd is direct ing the cavalry movement This in formationconfirms reports of Ameri can tarvelers from the Casas Grandes istrict last Saturday that Villa had escaped through the lines of the Car ianza forces Villa scattered his command in his flight southward and at one time it iwas learned led only a small force f fifteen or twenty men The army censor at Columbus has permitted the information to pass that Villa increased his command at El Valle by forcing thirtyfive young jhen and boys to accompany him ililitary men here say this indicates hat Villa now believes he has suc essfully eluded his pursuers and Is n a position to move a larger body f men without fear capture Gen jaral Pershing expects it will take jfhonths to capture Villa Returning jAmericaa refugees are unanimous in the belief that Villa never will be taken Minority Silent Washington March assurances that a sufficient lilitary force Is now protecting the American interests on the Mexican border influenced the republican sen fators in the conference called to con gider the border situation to take no action The conference instructed Senator Galllnger the chairman to tissue a statement setting forth Its Special to The GlobeGazette San Antonio March Villa known to be fleeing toward his stronghold In the Guerrero District Closely followed by the troops of Gen eVal Pershings command the prob lem supplying the field forces wlthout the use of the railroad south Of the border in becoming Increasing ly dlficult This quesion is causing General Punston more anxiety than LUy feature of the expedition The advanced force has penetrated more than 250 miles Into the interior of Ghlhuahua Gen Funston desires the use of the Mexican Central lines from El Paso to Chihuahua but has delay Sd asking for tl pending Carran Isas answer to Washingtons request permission to transport supplies the Mexican Northwestern lines ljrhere is no Intimation here of any ijfihahge in the railroad situation Short of Supplies an Antonio March Is granted soon for the ihlpment of supplies over one of the to the American troops In the pursuit of Villa will be in BIG PROPORTION OF IOWA MUNICIPALITIES PICK ING OFFICERS TODAY CLEAR LAKE IS AMONG u THOSE VOTING TODAY Des Moines Waterloo and Sev eral Other Iowa Cities Have Warm Fights on Their Hands Today j Special to The GlobeGazette Uea Moines Marcli 27City elec tions are being held today in cities 01 the iirsl and second class in Iowa and in cities where the commission plan of city government is iu force In ninny places also voters are bal loting on bond issue propositions some of them for the erection of school houses the building new public buildings etc In Des Moiues the primary cam paign was especially strenuous and according to reports this condition was general throughout the states Here candidates were busy denying charges of alleged liberalism1 hurl ed at them by adherents of the op position ana one successful contest and one Injunction suit marked the nouparlsan primary Sam Zion candidate for council man was placed on the ticket after a check of the vole showed that he had not been crowded off the oflicial bal lot by a margin of 58 votes as the original election returns showed Charges of Irregularities and Ille gal registration and voting were ob tained In a petition for filed by John The in junction petition was directed against the city of Des Moines and several city officials and it was charged among other things that el ectors were not given sufflcent op portunity to register and that a large percentage of the unregistered votes wns illegal The campaign for mayor here lies between John MacVlcar one of the original boosters in Iowa for the commission form oE municipal gov ernment and L E Royal Eight can didates of whom four are to be elect on the ballot for election to the city council Four judges of the new Des Moines municipal court to be elected and the voters will decide whether a city garbage disposal plant is to be erected and whethei L local coropration will be granted a ranchise to install a city heatins lant Cities in Iowa having the commis sion form of government which are lolding elections today Include Burlington Cedar Rapids I loines Fort Dodge Keokuk Mar shalltown Mason City Sioux City and Ottumwa Cities operating under a specia charter are Davenport Dubuque Glenwood Muscatine and Wapello Other cities of the first class are Clinton Council Bluffs and Wat erloo A list of the cities of the seconc class where elections are toeing hell ompiled by the secretary of states ofice Is as follows Albia Algona Ames Anamosa At lantic Bedford Belle Plalne Bloom Meld Boone Carroll Cedar Falls Centervllle Cliaritou Charles City Cherokee Clarinda Clarion Clear Lake Golfax Corning Cresco Cres on Decorah Denlson Eagle Grove Eldon Eldora Emmetaburg Esther ville Fairtleld Fort Madison Grin nell Hampton Harlan Hawarden Ida Grove Independence Indlanola Iowa City Iowa Falls Jefferson Knoxville Lake City Leon Manchester Mnquoketa Marengo Marion Missouri Valley Montlcello Mount Pleasant Mystic Nevada New Hampton Newton Oelwein Onawa Osage Osceola Oskaloosa Pella Perry Reel Oak Rock Rapids Seymour Sheldon Shennadoah Sigourney Spencer Storm Lake Stuart Tama Tlpton Toledo Valley Junction Vlllisca Vlnton Washing ton Waukon Waverly Webste City What Cheer and Wlnterset strongly retarded It was explain ed at department headquarters tha lengthening lines of communication along the heavy trails had made i practically Impossible to deliver sup plies by automobile trucks and tha already a serious shortage of grai for the horses had been experienced Use Telegraph Special to The GlobeGnzetto Rl Paso March America forces have been allowed the priv ilege ot using the Mexican telegrap lines between Madera and Juarez Is announced here iby General Gavlra the Carranza commander at Juarez OUR MEN OF AFFAIRS HE WA3 BORrf irf BOOMB COOftTi ILL AKP C TOMflSOM CITy SIX JKjE Of TWELVE QUIT HlfiH Jit surreerr coiira TO F H Cotton Fifteen Persons Lost hi Sinking of Minneapolis in Mediter anean Sea Last Week Is Re port Special to The GlobeGazette WaslUugton March is stated that should it be shown ha jci niiiii submarine utacked the Sus sex Germany would disavow tho act ofoirtparotion punish tha submarine Lomnuuulur and sat isfy tho United Htutcs tlmt tho act was in violation of instruc tions It ia also authoritatively stat ed that tlvo Ouiiuun Amrmssa dor Count YOU eUrnstojff WIIH mainly responsible for tho ro cont retirement of Grand Ad miral vou Tiiiitz is imder stood to have bctvu eliminated because of his views on subma rine warfare utter liurnstorlf hurt made certain rccomniciulii fciotis to the Imperial Chancel lor von HethinannHollweg This announcement is suicl to put a face on the situation Special to The GlobeGazotle Paris March infor mation gathered here by the Ameri can omliasay indicates that no Amerl cms lost Iheir lives on the Sussex All the Americans whose names were on the passenger list have now been accounted Cor the embassy states It is possible however that there may have been among the passeu ers some Americans whose names were not inscribed artisans of Opposing Tickets in City Campaign are Working Hard for Candidutes Special to The GlobeGazette Clear Lake March of the lottest elections ever held in Clear iake Is occupying attention resi dents of this city today Mayor F L Rogers and R L Youne a former mayor head the two tickets Candi dates for councilman are as follows For Palmeter George S Ott T B Alt hison and Will J McGowan For Councilman First ieo W Grimm and James J Well man For Councilman sesoud Hamstreet For Councilman third F Cornell and Otis Woolridge Workers for both sides were busy early in tbe day and there is every Indication that the biggest vote ever polled at the city election here will le cast The matter of how extensive a public improvement program is to be carried out this year Is the principal thing at issue in the campaign some persons taking exception to the large amounts of paving and other public work contemplated by the present administration Special to the GlobeGazette Paris Mar were no infantry actions in the Verdun re gion last night this afternoons of ficial statement says East cf the Meuse artillery action was violent along the Douamont Vaux line To the west of the river the night was relatively calm CAR DITCH Ford Owned By M J Cooper Comes to Grief on East Stale Street Because the steering gear did not work properly a Ford car registered under the name M J Cooper went Into the ditch at the intersec tion of Hast State street and Portland road his morning The driver was attempting to turn around in front of the Abe Goss grocery and at which place there Is a steep bank on the east side of the road A telephone pole guy wire and some poles made turning rather difficult but It was Ihought there was plenty of room for him to turn When the steering gear wns turned baoK to straighten out the car again It did not respond and the car went Into the ditch The fron wheel lights and other lighter parts of the front of the car were badly broken Gypsum City Delegation Will Tell Us How Good Commercial Organiza tion Helps Any City Representatives of the Fort Dodge ommercial Club will on Wednesday evening at the mass meeting at the Armory tell Mason City business men of the many advantages which have accrued to that city its commerce organization was put on a business basis At the meeting Wednesday the committee appointed to draft a plan of reorganization will make its re port A number of good speakers from other cities will be here SAW TRUOICS START W E Umbenhoiir at Auto Plant When Uncle Sams Hush Order Came Arriving at the plant of the Pack ard company the morning when the order of the war department for thirty motor trucks for the Vllte chasing expedition arrived W E TTmbenhour of the Hathorn force had the privilege of watching the factory organization work under forced draught getting the big train load of cars ready to ship out the next morning nndrocrul ting a com pany of sixty men to man them Mr Umbenhcur returned to Mason City this morning Tiiice Manjtgers Plead Guilty to Vi olating City Ordinance Against Smiiljiy Shows Special tothe GlobeGazette diaries City Mar temporary injunction was CMaiitcd ly Judge Edwards Sat uiclay afternoon which restricts Monacor Waterhouso of the Hilrtreth theatre to open the doors of his theatre to aiiy of meeting on Sunday The Is lefine argued before Tudge Edwards today in an effort to have the injunction dissolved Transport Sunk Berlin March receiv ed from Athens are that a French transport carrying a large number roops from Saloniki struck a mine and sunk Only seventythree per sons were rescued says the Overseas News agency Piece of Special to the GlobeGazelle Mar Agent Whitman at Boulogne lias reported that he is informed by French officials that a piece of bronze resembling part of a tor pedo has been found in the chan nel liner Sussex State department officials said they latl 110 information that any oilier than German submarines were oper ating in the vicinity in which the Sussox was attacked All agents In tho vicinity are being urged to gath er conclusive evidence from all pos sible agencies Officials say they are examining all facts in hand with open minds and can come to no conclusion before they have additional information hut there is an undercurrent or uneasi ness over the possibility that Ger man submarines have renewed their activities against passengercarrying ships In violation of the assurances given to the United States by Ger many Three theatre managers whose play houses were open yesterday were arrested last evening on war rants issued by Police Judge W R Hayes and were fined and costs each in all when they enter ed pleas of guilty this morning in police court No mass meeting on the theatre question was held by the people op posed to Sunday opening and it ia nto known today whether any steps to prevent Sunday shows further than fining the managers for each violation are now contemplated W J AliRAMS MEETS DEATH Was Member of the Eagles Lodge of This Olty Sheriff F E Marsh was notified this morning of the sudden death of Wm J Abrams of Eldora who Is sup posed to have committed suicide His body was found In the stairway in his home by friends and although the causo is not known It was thought that he took his own life by poisoning while In a fit ot despon dency Mr Abrams was a single man about fortyfive years of ago and was a member In good standing of the Eagles lodge this elty They were immediately notified and from a card which was found on hjs person it was learned that he had one slstar Mra Katie Joyce of Ivesdale who was also notlriefl of the death Mr Abramg was well known by members ot the lodge In thia city and those who knew him cannot account tor his death MOST I1IPOUTANT OK THE WAK IS UXUEU WAY TODAY MILITARY SITUATION BY Matters Kcgartlinjj Economic Problemsto Ro Solved by Allies Is Topic Con sideration This Afternoon Special to ho Paris Mar conloronce the entente allies the most ant since the outbreak of the war began this morning in the grout su lou of the ministry of foreign af fairs where many other hlslorla meetings of diplomatists have taken place No previous meeting there however has been of such grave import or has lieen attended by such a representatioii of world fig ures in war and diplomacy The subject of the first sitting la the military situation It ia said that General Joffre Earl Kitchen er General Sir Douglas Haig Lleu teEunt Count Ciudoraa General Castelnaii and Geueral Rogues new French war minister addressed tha conference The afternoon session was devoted to tho economlo re sources of he allies Special to the GlobeGazette London Mar is announc ed that eleven persons were killed when the British steamship Minne apolis formerly in the New Yorlc service was sunk last week fta the Mediterranean Situation Grave Washington March officials view the submarine situa tion as taking on aspects of much gravity The probability of breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany is again discussed as one of tbe even tualities which are expected to follow if it is shown that the Steamers Sus sex and Englishman were victims of submarines i OF OIL ADVANCES Oil TrebleTTiT ImpnS sible to Lnpge Amounts ipecial to The Des Moines March bogey of the small hoy with a stomach almost fallen Into disuse It 1ms trebled in price auci it is virtually impossible to pur chase the oil in largo amounts at any price The advance ts attributed to Ine European war A canvass ot Des Mnines druggists ng classes In mo fiscal year end revealed the fact that few of them have enough castor oil on hand to cope with green apple colio Whole sale druggists are In the same pre dicament it Is said Traveling sales men have been Instructed not to sell more than a gallon of oil to one drug gist The supply comes from thn hast Indies and trade with that sec tion lias been greatly demoralized by lack of shipping facilities OX MU1XT LAW Liquor Interests f Seek of Validity of Spocial to The GlobeGazette Washington March revised bill for a permanent nonpartisan tariff commission on the lines sug geited by President Wilson and which it is said has received his ful approval was Itfroeluced in the House by Representative Ralney of Illinois the ranking democratic member of the Ways and Means com mittee The bill in its present form has the approval of tho administration and will be the administration meaacre on this Halney said It will be supported by all tho temocratic mem hers oif the ways and means committee and It JB hoped It will receive tho support of tho republican members of that committee The bill Is as nearly nonpartisan as I t la possible to make It The blH would provide for tha autoolntment ot six com mislcmera at per year each not mord wan three of whom can belong to the aanxe polltioal Special to The GlobeGazette Den Moines March a pn llminary to an attack on Hie repeal of the mulct law the socalled liquor interests of Davenport have employ ed Des Moines attorneys to aid in getting evidence concerning tho va lidity of the statute Tlie assault on the law Is based in part on the con tention that the code supplement 1013 containing the mulct law sought to be repealed wna never for mally adopted as the Jaw of Iowa Local attorneys nre examining the copy which was supplied to tho state printer for the code supple ment ft Is claimed that the mem burs of the code commission did not sign the statement certifying that the laws contained in the supplement were the laws of the state The orig inal copy will show whether tho cer tification was proper it is believed If the attorneys succeed hi their attack on the official standing of the supplement to the code tho effect will be farroaching It will not only affect the repeal law but hun dreds of other laws First appointments to be made for two four six eight ten and twelve years after which the terms of of fice of all are to bo twelve years The chairman and vico chairman must be biennially ac cording to the torms of the Washington March ex isting duly of ono cent per pound on sugar until 1020 ua a sub stitute for the hoiiHo free sugar re peal bill which would extend it In definitely was recommended to tho democrats of the senate In a caucus by Chairman Simmons of tlio finance committee Tho caucus took no ac tion ond Will consider Die proposal tonight ;