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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 29 1917 Striking in Champagne in Ef for to Stop Attack Other Sector in COUNTER OFFENSIVE IN RHEIMS SECTOR NO 116 Suspend Guarantees of Constitution of Spain and Close All Labor Headquarters London March official Gazette at Madrid published today a decree suspending constitutional guarantees in all provinces rj the klugdom Madrid correspond ent cables Close The Unions Madrid via London March Headquarters of Trades Unions will be closed today Organized Militia of Country to Make Their Position Known Today IDrfoe French from Some of Their Advanced Trenches But No Bis Gain Made The Germans are striking back in in a deter mined effort to divert General Nivelle from his ceaseless pounding at the base of tho shaken Hindeiiburg line The scene of the counter offensive 1nunched by Fieltl Marshnl Von Hihdenlmig is along a fifteen tnllo front starting about twcii tyflye miles east of RUelnis Attacking in force hero the Germans drove the French from some of their advanced trenches but have failed so fur to make a serious impression on tho de fenders lines In the meantime the iron semicircle which Nivelle has thrown around tho southern of tho St Giobaht plateau iu stc4idily contracting German Statement Berlin via wireless to Sayville March efforts to re capture positions recently taken from them In the Champagne region were futile it is officially announced The French sustained heavy losses in these attacks Now TCntrenrheel London March Germans lare along the front over which the French and British been advancing Major General Mauricetold the Associated Press to day Midshipmen Are Graduated Today Annapolis March class of 183 midshipmen was com I missioned at the naval academy toj day three months ahead of the time of the regular graduation and were told by Secretary Daniels the nation expected them to be ready for the clay that may who can tell When upon your coolness knowledge leadership and ability to shoot straight may depend the fate of a decisive naval The secretary spoke as representa tive of the president who had been asked to deliver the graduation ad dress but found it impossible to come becauseof the International situation I bring you the greetings of your commanderinchlef who sends you a message of confidence and bids you said Secretary Daniels He does not however feel war ranted in making an address in the present condition of public affairs even to the graduates of this insti tution to whom he would love to unburden Secretary told the midship men they received their commissions in a day when all the world is iu the vortex of war and their own coun try faces a crisis but whatever steps this country will bo called upon to take Its chief reliance will be upon the navy The secretary advised the young officers to get yourself a naval he ro for emulation during their years of service ahead and declared Ad miral Dewey should be emulated above all others ASSOCIATE TAKE 71 j London Marqh 2i VJtlry have captured cav the village of VllleresPaucon and Saiilicourt north of Roisel ami also to the north of tills region took Terraine from the Germans at two points on the Boig nesLagnicourt road and south and west of Croisilles according to the official communication Issued to night Paris March Heavy artillery fighting between the French and Ger mans took place yesterday on the Es slgnyBenay front The Germans de livered a strong attack In the Cham pagne region gaining a foothold In the French first line but according to the official communication to night all their attempts against Mal aons De Champagne were defeated with sanguinary losses The textreads Between the Somme and the Olse great activity was displayed by both artilleries especially on the Essigny Benay front Our fire dispersed ene my pioneers south of St Quentin there was no infantry action In Champagne after a violent bombardment west of Maisons De Champagne the eGrmans delivered a strong attack thfls gaining a footing in some of the elements of our first line All of their attempts against Maisons De Champagne brokedown our fire which in fUcted sanguinary losses Two sur prise attacks east of the road between St Hllliare and St Souplef and north of Tahure completely failed Prisoners Taken Eastern theatre After violent ar tillery preparations the enemy at tacked tho trenches which we had captured March 26 around Tsrvena Stena west of Monastir The attack stopped short by our barrage fire The prisoners numbered 26 bringing the total taken by us in thelatest op erations around Monastir up to of whom 29 are officers We captur ed also 6 bomb throwers and 16 ma chine guns Report Gain Berlin Wireless to March 29 An engagement with the British near Croissilles north aast of Bapaume resulted favorable to the Germans army headquarters announced in tonights supplement ary report Submarines Now Off Montauk Point Says Report to the Navy Washington March 29 Unofficial reports telling of submarines off Montauk Point N are said to 1have been received by the navy de partment today FEWER FKEIGHT I Supply of Commodity Cairlera is Indicate That Plan for Compulsory Ser vice Will Be Approved jirds Along Inlunil tolie Busy Places All Tltrougli Coining Sea Cleveland March Lakes ship ibuilders are enjoying the greatest boom in the history of the trade ship builders along the lakes are booked to their full capacity for the next year and a half The Ameri can Ship Building Company ot this city operating plants at Cleveland Lorain Buffalo Detroit Milwaukee South Chicago and Superior have booked orders for 33 vessels for the salt water trade for 10IS delivery It Is understood that most of them are for American owners The vessels will be full Welland canal size and will be about 2G1 feet long 13 feet beam and deep It is es timated that the price will be about each aud that this coast trade business will amount to about In addition to the 33 vessels for the salt water trade tho American Shipbuilding Company haa booked an order for a big steamer for the Stand ard Oil Company making 34 ships that the company has under contract tor 1018 delivery This is practically the capacity of the company for the next 18 months Although it could not be confirmed it is reported that the Great Lakes Engineering Works of Detroit which operates yards at Ecorse and Ashtabula Ohio has closed contracts for 20 salt water traders for 1918 and that the company is booked up with business for that delivery The Tol edo Shipbuilding Company has takn about all the new work It can turn up to the close of next year and it is said the to woe Shipbuilding Company has closed contracts witli eastern Most of the lake freighters order id for early delivery this year will be late coming out and with the big rush of coast trade work and the fancy prices demanded by ship yards there will ite but little addition made to the freight fleet on the lakes in 1918 New York March of the organized militia of the country toward universal military training will be decided today by a vote at tbe closing session of the National guard convention here Indications were when the question is put to vote some national guardsmen would advocate tho program prepared by the general staff of the regular army which would do away with the National Guard except as a state militia force Urges Factions to Get Together Washington March 2 Wilson said today he was hopeful tho Louse of representatives will rush organization plans so there will be no delay in affording him an oppor tunity to make au address on the war situation to a joint session with the senate No matter how the final organiza tion Is perfected the administration leaders are anxious If a prolonged fight is in prospect that some sort of arrangement may be made for a tem porary organization to permit the presidents appearance Tuesday or Wednesday These officials feel public opinion will not support a long struggle over organization and committee patron age at such a critical time March 29 Information ct from Germany from a report in the hands of tha Associated Press asserts Chancellor Von Bethmann Hollweg in a coming speech will not only offer large measures of elector al reform but also possible modifi cation of the submarine campaign In an eleventh hour attempt to stave off war with the United States SUES FOR DEATH OF HUSBAND Stella Wray Asks at Iowa City lowa City March sum of is asked of tho Iowa Railway and Light company by Stella Wray administrator in a petition filed in the district court yesterday The petition alleged that Fred E Wray Stella Wraya husband met his death in 1S15 by being run into by au electric car negligently while he was riding In an auto Since Mr Wray was 32 years old it is figured that he had an expectan cy of years which is made the basis for the claim of to Urge Training Bill in Address Washington March Chamberlain of the senate military committee with a White House en gagement for today said he would ask President Wiloon in his address to congress next week to indorse uni versal military training as a pre paredness measure of the first Im portance PLAN SINGLE HOUSK China Dont Want Dual Parliament Is Report Peking March sit ting at a constitutional conference SOCIALISTS ML Strong impetus Given German Party by Revolution of the Russians INTERNAL CHANGES WANTED VERY SOON Papers of Socialistic Stamp Becoming Urgent in Their Demands for Action Copenhagen via London March Demand for Immediate Introduc tion of internal reforms ia Germany particularly iu Prussia which the so cialist radical parlies have been ad vocating for months hriB received a strong impetus from the Russian revolution The press organs of theso parties notaibly the Berlin Vorwawts declare Russias revolt to democracy leaves Germany and AustriaHungary alone among tho belligerents as represent atives of nonparliamentary regimes and necessitates German reforms without waiting for the end of the war as Chancellor Voa ijethmann Holhvdg advocates Russian Soldiers Declare Support of War Projects Petrogracl Wednesday via Lon don March 23 A declaration in support of the war has been Issued by the committee of worklngmou soldiers and deputies and apparent y j represents the sober conclusion which the masses of the population have I iLC V UUUL Order for tbe recall of organizarevolution mustered out within the last few war departmmu supposed tostill be in federal ser was Issued at Washington yes terday afternoon and a few minutes later was causing much apprehension among relatives and friends of mem bers of Companies A and D of the Second Iowa infantry The Associated Press dispatches on the subject read as follows Orders were issued today by the war department calling all national guard unita which have partially de mobilized back into the federal ser vice The order applies also to troops demobilized within the last few days which the department understood to still be in the federal service when its previous orders were Issued There are about six regiments In this class which will be mobilized again Adjutant General Logan expressed two houses of parliament and it now seems likely that a one house system may be adopted by China Dr W V Willoughby the Ameri can constitutional adviser of tho Chi nese government has urged for many months that the bicameral system is not well adapted to Chinas needs and the recent action qf parliament was prompted by the advice of Dr Willoughby and a number of other experts on government who have been in conference with political lead ers Under the present system In China based on the Nanking provisional constitution both the house and sen ate are elected directly by the peo ple The two bodies had an aggre gate of nearly one thousand mem bers and have proved themselves very unwieldly newspapers and reform lead are urging that parliament be limited to one body of not more than three hundred members the opinion that the new war depart Chicago March 2S The Ameri can railway association yesterday an within three weeks the num ber of freight cars loaded and empty had decreased four points CONFER and German Rulers Hold ing Important MoetinR London March 2fl There are various suggestions concerning the reason for a visit by the Austrian Km peror Carl to Emperor William now in progress The London Daily Mall says it learns from by way of Switzerland that the confer ence is to decide whether the Austri anGerman policy toward the United States shall he modified so as to avoid war or whether the present submarlnd warfare shall continue HURTS FISHERIES Ymudlen Netherlands March 29 Germanys proclamation of the ruthless submarine warfare is deter ring most fishing craft from nailing and several of those that had put to sea have already fallen victims to German submarines News Quarantine Reports Confirmed Washington March de partment officials today confirmed reports that American relief work ers withdrawnfrom Belgium and northern France will be taken to Germany and submitted to a short news This procedure was agreed upon a long time ago when it seemed probable the Ameri cans would have to leave Officials here regard It as entirely correct Iowa Training Camp Is Ordered Held at Capital This Summer March civ ilian training camp patterned after tho Plattsburg New York training camp will he established at Fort Dos Molnes this year tho war de partment announced today The first camp will open June 30 and continue until July 29 The second camp will open Aug ust 1 and continue until September 2nd Information about atjmissjon to the training camps will be furnished by the commanding officer Fort Dea Molnes The regiment was mustered out last Friday less than a week ago No or ders have been recaived from Wash ington as yet the adjutant general The Associated Press has advised further that when orders for remo bllization of the Second Iowa come that they probably will not be given out at Des Molnes in view of the fact the regiments were not named at Washington In the statement Issued there andthat the first intimation will probably come officially when the company commanders get orders to call their men together All the later part of yesterday af ternoon and last evening Capt Dry W Garman and Capt McKee J Heff ner were looking for an order from the adjutant general to muster their companies but none came It was pointed out however that it takes considerable time for the or ders to be sent down through chan nels unless there is an emergency calling for cutting of red tape arid that it usually takes twenty four hours at least for a war department order to get down to a company com mander and sometimes longer The reverse sending of Information up through channels from company battalion or regiment through regi mental brigade or post and depart ment headquarters to Washington takes still longer It was thought here that ft was easily possible the high officers of tho war department did not know the Second Iowa hacl been mustered out Friday morning last when the orders for holding of troops in federal service with the col ors were Issued Sunday vwu ui Viiuiltur ui ittmi uu im OlCSKirtS or cal but It wan thought twentyfour Liverpool will a view to pig raising iast would have to pass beand growing China was hours at leas This conclusion Is liberty vlcto I1L ara Inseparable juul responsibility for beginning the war rests with the Hohenzollern family and Russian imperialistic ambition Kcnounco Eight Hour Day Petrograd March In all factories engaged in maufac turing for national defense have de cided to renounce for the period of the war one of tbe fundamental items of the labor program namely the tight hour day it Is semiofficially announced The decision was taken in view o fth necessity of augment ing the output of munition German Raider Has Sunk Jap Warship Vancouver B March dispatch to the Canadian News from Tokio says a German aider has sunk a Japanese war slilp iu Iho Soulluvn Pacific Names of the vessels wore not disclosed TAKK OVKK MINKS Yunnanfu Yunan Province China March Tang the mili tary governor of Yunnan province has been instructed by the mlncury of agriculture and commerce to ato ovor I Lie copper mines at Tlnuehuan that the government may develop them to meet the urgent no ds of the country In 1 fll 6 theso mines produced more than seven thousand tons ol copper IV OKIJMAX IXTKHKSTV Washington March nc llon of Argentina in placing an em bargo on grain stuffs IHSK anmsfd me suspicion here that this action was in the interest of Germany It known here and In Xov York Hint previous tot he brnak between Germany and the United States Dial a very large amount of was transferred from this country Ar gentina Thes Allies will protest strongly against Argentinas action on the ground that it is in tlio inter est of Germany China Recognizes Russian Government Peking Wednesday March The Chinese government today re cognized the new Russian govern Hello Heres Bill Bryan Again Says Lets Talk War Over for a Year or Two Miami March J Bryan today addressed an appeal to the senate and houao of represent atives urging an attempt be made to secure suspension of Germanys ruth less submarine campaign through ap plication of the socalled Bryan Plan which provides for in vlEtlgatlon of all disputes by an in ternational tribunal before resorting to wnr Bryan asked congress to also con sult the wishes of the people through a referendum if it concludes nothing but war will satisfy the nations hon or A declaration of war means sign Ing death warrants of thousouds he declared and appeals to congress to consider the wrongs which they would punish which are not primar ily directed against this country that our land is not threatened with inva sion and because of peate plans be fore this country we have not the ex cuse for going to war that the Euro pean nations The Metropolitan Tress that fiiilol to prevent the roelectioii of Presi dent Wilson now seeks to lash the country into a fury and urges the government to take part in the ropean conflict the appeal asserts We have a peace plan offered by this nation to the world and now em bodied In thirty treaties with lliroy quarters of the population of the globe The plan which has the en dorsement of the president commen dation of the senate and approval of the people at the polls jirovides for investigation of all disputes by nn international tribunal before resort to war formally approved the plan although no treaty has been concluded with her Shall repudiate our own plan the first time the opportunity to employ After suggesting the government carry Americans who must go to Europe on American vessels rat bur than engage in war to vindicate citi zens rights to desregard all risks and iide on belligerent ships declares our nation is the world foremost advocate of peace If wo go to war it should be for a ctmso which history will Women Opening Campaign in Opposition to Plans for War TO HOLD MEETINGS AND RAISE FUNDS Want with Which to Picket Recruiting Stations New York March women in the large cities throughout the country received today from tho Womens Committee of the Emer gency Peace Federation urging them to hold meetings and raisn funds to support a peace dem oust ration to be made at Washing ton at tho opening session of con American women can and must Keep America out of the war at all the message said The peace federation has begun a campaign to raise part ot which will be used for pacifist adver tising In newspapers Missionaries have been stationed by women pacllS Ists nt army and navy recruiting places who urge young men not to enlist Two of these speakers wera rescued by Mie police yesterday from the angry crowd ment mv FARM Liverpool March A group of j u ii tr rou n or Kvery hour that passed to some exChinese have paid pounds for tent lessened likelihood of another a of land on tho outskirts of pfl r nil f It rrl L t a fore there was any certainty tho reg iment was not included In this call Will All Muster Local military men are of the op tho origjial homo of the pig ntl members ot the Liverpool colony are said to be export stock farmers who received choir training in their na Burllngtiin IassejiKor Train Strikes Auto nl Highlit Street Ooxshitf Failfield March people wore killed and two injured at this afternoon when a Uurllng ton train hit an auto at thu Eighth street grade crossing here The dead C C CARL iBed 48 a carpenter married has two children D c VVOLM5TT nged a car penter married has two children EAtU HODCJI2N aged 10 son of C Hodgeu Injured C Hoclgon aged S ncrhans fatally injured Dal Mowell aged 0 slightly in jured fodgen Is a contractor and was on his way to the country with his om to start work on a Mtilclins There are buildings near the Kiglitli street crossing and two freight oaru also obstructed the view Me was within twontyflw feel the crossing iteforc ho discovered the rapidly approaching train Me then applied the brakes hut his car slid forward onto the tracks The loco motive of the rapidly running train struck the roar of tho auto and turn ed it over Karl Hoclgens was thrown eighty feet ant was dead before he struck the ground The coroner in holding an inquest this afternoon British Bark Sunk with No Warning Washington March Ilrit Isli bark Neath was torpedoed wfth out warning Tuesday according to reports to the slate department including two Americana es caped xiavs ArnericmiK Leaving Italgimn lie Jntenierl Four I TJie Hague March Is learn ed from an absolutely aiithoiitlc source that the German government will ask Amcrkan officials and re Hof workers of the American commis sion for relief In Belgium to submit to period of news not to oxcencl four weeks to prevent mili tary information being Riven out They will practically be interned al somo point for tho period mentioned AIM HOKKORS Ol Omaha March 2l Add to the perils of aeronautics the friendly salute of the farmer who fires his shotgun Or riflc at tho airmen as they flit by Pilot Stevens who is in structing army officers at Fort Oma ha in ballooning has encountered this danger on Ilia last four flights and he now seeks the widest public ity of the fact that U is a crime pun ishable by imprisonment from Ion to twenty years for anyone tr fire at n j passing balloon his last flight Stevens had believed that the shotV which whiz zed by him were morely badly aimed salutes but sereral days ago upon landing near Moberly ho met a farmer who informed bini it was for tniialc for him he drifted below a hill when he did The farmer admit ted Me and his sou were were out wtih tliclr guns to pot the strange uirveliiclo Since1 then Slovens has discovered that others have gone Sunning for his balloon not with hos tile Intent but merely to see if they could hit it Stevens lias made application to tho war department for warning circulars which will placarded within the radius of th0 possible flights Owing to he uncertainties of llio wind It Is impossible 1o send mil advance In formation as to the direction of the flight International Is Enjoined on Plea of A P Officials Now York March 20 Application of the Associated Press for a writ of injunction restraining the Interna tional News Service from appropriat ing tho complainants news nt any time prior to Its publication by com plainants members was granted by Fudge Hand in federal district court today n u UA i ntj op iiifii UfUmiin in iiictr ni inion that in spite of the arduous tivc land They hope to raise enough border service just completed the loon the plot to supply heir own cnl 11 v cal companies will be mustered with few murmurs A few men have left the state during this brief period of state control and are therefore en titled to discharges and some are away visiting but it is thought that most of the men ore still close to Mason City and while feeling that they are being Imposed upon will re spond promptly If recalled to the colora ony foodstuffs SWISS Ho Intend o Offr cMdialion Uvecn T H and Geneva March for eign office denies categorically ll reports and rumors of intniuiiil Swiss mediation between Germany am tho United States VKSF TO COMIKTK TienTsin March Chinese athletes will participate in the Far Eastern Olympic games to be held in ToUio on May 8 The partici pants are to be selected at a final meet to be held In TienTsin about April 25 Teams from Tslng Him college the institution at Peking es tablished with the Uoxor indemnity refunded to China by the United States government Peiyang Univer sity at TienTsin Peking University and St Johns University at Shang hai will compete in the final trial British Make Gain in the Holy Land London March 2t Tim Rrltiiih In Palestine defeated a Turltlnh army of mon capturing itchullng the general ami entire divisional staff of fifty third Turkish infantry tho war office MUST RKFORM KdriHlJNtn Warn Cliiin ccllor Ho Must Act Amsterdam March Herr Scholncmann head of the socialist party in the German Reichstag and supporter of the chancellor In his war policy has warned him that re forms must lie carried out now and not after tho war He has told tho clianotllor tho country requires a constitution not a monarchy The socialists at todays sitting of Iho Reichstag will demand the oRichstag control the forming and off of alliances and making peace and war No longer is the Kais er to bo undisputed They rattuire also that the chancel lor shall be dismissed if tho Reichs tag so demands XO DIOIJT London March 2f Tho poundNoan of if ro Karded as a consolidated loan wipes out the whole of tho outstanding floaling debt and gives the govern ment a clean slate start for tho issue of further short dated borrosving which in expected to appear soon Commentators estimate that includ ing the conversion of exchequer bonds nnd of the 1 4 per cent wnr loan In to the new money obtained the total capital of the now Isstio reaches around pounds ;