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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1916, Mason City, Iowa WEEKLY For Business ofrlco call 33 For Editorial Rooms Cnll 28 GlobeGnzetto Telephones REPORTS DY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS The Weather Fnir toirght Friday ci tillicit southeast portion Ciiolei1 Friday VOL XXII OBREGON AND SCOTT HAR MONIOUS AND SUPER IORS APPROVE WORK NO IMMEDIATE PLANS FOR U S WITHDRAWAL Agreement Covers Use of Rail ways and Cooperation in Bandit Chase by Do Facto Special to The GdobeGaKette Washington May 4 The American government is ready to accept in its main points the ngiCimout for the future pursuit of Villa unil his bandits drawn lip by Generals Scott anil Obre This vvns decided upon it a conference between President Wilson and Secretary Baker announcement of tbo position of the American govern ment will not e given until Car lias an opportunity to pass on tho report Special to The GlobeGazette Washington May Gen eral Scottsreport on his conference with General Obregon Carranaas war minister was laid before President Wilson by Secretary Baker and it is characterized by the officials as sat isfactory It is understood to pro vide for the use of Mexican railways and sets no definite time such as 60 as has been reported Gen Pershings Troops While the terms of the tentative agreement willnot be made public at least until after the conference be tween President Wilson and Secretary Baker it is understood to provide that American troops shall not go farther south than they now arc and will be withdrawn as soon as the Car ranza government convinces the American government of its capacity to protect the American border terri tory It also provides for cooperation with the Carranza troops for cleaning up the bandits Some slight changes in the agreement as made between General Scott and General Obregon may be made here but they will probably be unimportant Indica tions were that General Baker would recommend to the president the ac ceptance the agreement which is described as purely a military one MASON IOWA TIUKSDAY SIAY 19m FIRST PHOTOS OF THE PAMAGR IJOXK N VERDUN 1HTR ING NO lb5 River Town Watching Its Levees Rising Every Hour May Stop Ball Game Telephone messages in Mason City Oils noci from 3Jnsciitiue said that the Miusis sippl river Is risin verv vapid ly and that several loees were enlaneerecl Iy itThe ball park tlieif is on low hint ntid should the levees break it menus no baseball there until the river noes down Special to the GlobeGazette Muscatine Iowa May the waters of the Mississippi with in a few inches of tho top of the Louisa county levee and the entire lower part of Muscatine island in imminent danger of complete inun dation the gravity of the situation caused an almost complete cassation of business At Wapallo businesj men and la borers and others joined relief par ties and proceeded to ths levee dis trict in the southern part of the city now fully five feet below the level of the river Oil IMJ Special t0 the GlobeGazotte Muscatine April the Mis sissippi river does not burst though the levees flood the Muslue park and prevent any ball games for sever al days because of more than wet grounds McCullough or Fitzpatrick will hurl for Mason City today and either Rojas or Franks will perform the same service ior Muscatine i y J v r Ready to Ratify El Paso May of jthe tentative agreements reached be tween Generals Scott and Obregon awaited only acceptance by President Wilson of terms of the proposed set tlement Advices received in Tuareg that General Carranza had his consent to the terms agreed by General Obregon The lat tAj ter told his associatesthat he saw no reason why a settlement should not be effected quickly and he be lieved that the tension between the Mexicans and the Americans would disappear when the news spread that an understanding had been reached that had for its object the retirement of the American soldiers from Mexi can soil General Obregon seemed gratified over the report that the large mining companies were planning to operate their properties and put the people back to work Generals Scott and Funston waited during the day for word from Wash ington that they might request a for mal conference with Gen Obregon and his associates Generals Scott and Fnnston were pleased with the press dispatches from Washington saying that the administration found the terms o the proposed settlement satisfactory The American conferees said that the official news might con tain suggestions for some modifica tion of the proposed ternis They would not say whether a conference would be held today a Instructions Todny Special to the GlobeGazette Washington May 4 Secretary Baker said a message of instructions to Gen Scott would go today and he said the next conference between Generals Scott and Obregon would probably be the Indicating that it would be principally for formal ratification purposes Gen Scott will return to Washington as soon as tho conferences are over Statement Deferred Special to the Washington May a con ference with the Secretary Baker said that no announcement General Scotts report was roacly but that the president might Issue statement later Secretary BaUur in dicated the final decision on al Special to the GlobeGazette Pittsburgh May AI Herr president of the Westinghouse Elec tric and Manufacturing company whose plants are closed because ot the strike of workers for an eight hour day told a committee of strikers that he would be unable to discuss settlement with them vintil tomorrow Federal and state offi cials are endeavoring to bring the company and the men together While almost a thousand state troops are on duty in the Turtle Creek valley conditions about tho closed plants are quiet but unrest is manifested in other parts of the Al leghany country A Sivcot in Verdun Toduv These are tho first photographs of Verdun since the Germans began there the greatest battle of history The upper picture shows a glimpse of a street in the town and the des truction wrought The lower pic ture shows French soldiers rushed to variouspoints on the line by one of the Automobiles used by the French to up reinforce ments French Troops Iltished Thrntigli Streets in Buses Iemnva in Possession of Largi of Loot Arrested Last Uv eflMREIS BPflM KM BILL Ml PRBBBESS Hay has Conference with Wil Upon House Pro visions for tinnal Guard Which Wore Broadest Special to The GlobeGazelle Washington May Hay of the house military affairs committee one of the conferees now adjusting the army hill dispute be tween the house and senate confer red with President Wilson Jlr Hay said the conferees had reached tho discussion of the volunteer army fea ture ot the senate bill and that the senate conferees were preying for its adoption while tho house conferees took the opposite stand The presi dent favors the senate plan IIOUS1C MILITIA Some Mciiiitc Aunndinorils to NlUiunal Guard May Accepted Inasmuch as there has been some confusion as to whether or not can didates for supervisor under the present district system were requir ed to have 35 per cent of the total vote cast as well as a plurality Hem ley J Glass repuullcan county secre tary took the matter up with the of fice of the attorney general and In reply to his request for ruling there on recived the following letter which settles the matter at the present time Det Moines Iowa April 5th 191G Itemley J Glass Republican County Central Commit tee Mason City Iowa Dear am enclosing copy of opinion this day given Attorney G J Thompson of Forest City cover ing the question presented in yours of the 4th instant addressed to the attorney general I am also enclosing a copy of an opinion heretofore given by Attorney General Cosson covering tho ques tion of nominating county supervis ors where tho county is divided into districts and will further say that in my judgment the convention com posed of the delegates from the town ships composing the supervisor dis trict receiving the highest number of votes should be deemed the nominee whlher he receivd the thirtyfive per cent of the total vote cast or not Yours truly C A This statement of the matter com ing as It docs from the office of the attorney general will be sufficient Believing this matter of general In terest Mr Glnsa asks that it be brought to the attention of Hie pub lic points had not been reached but that Gen Scott would bo informed thai he might have another con ference Gen Obregon Special to The GlobeGazette Nora Springs May with the goods throe men whom the peace officers say are the ones who broke into the Rube Martin Clothing store at Rods ford Tuesday night and stole a large quantity of clothing were arrested in the woods near Rock Grove four miles south east of here last evening A general alarm had been scut out over all the telephone lines to watch out for the men so when a young fellow ap peared at the V D tried to buy a quarters worth of Sheriff C 13 Sellon of this place was notified He with several others went downand rounded up a trio of sus picions characters who were found biding in the woods Some of the store clothing was found on thoir persons and more was found hidden in the woods One of them had on two suits of clothes The fellows were seen to throw a package of some kind believed to hav contained re volvers or tools into the Shell Rock river and this has not been recover ed Two of the trio are young fellows not over twentyone years old but the third is a man close to forty All three are more or less hard in ap pearance and demeanor and refused to give their names or any informa tion abrtut themselves Sheriff Gray of Charles City came for them and they are now locked up in the Ployd County jail there The Martin clothing store Tuesday was broken into some time and be tween fifty and sixty dollars worth of clothing taken The safe was also broken Into but as there was no money in it nothing was taken LOCAL TRAISMTCX OUT OK LUCK AT SHOOT Low Scores Rcuisterd tit Grove Sam Foster and Joe Koiivalinka returned last night from Eagle Grove where they have been taking part in a twoday trap shoot Tho bad weather and high wind was a handicap in the match and the loral trapsmnn report that there were no startling scores placed on record Dean Glanvillc returned yesterday morning being able to break only 12 out a possible 150 and decid ed that he was out of luck In the first day event Konvalinka broke 11 and Foster scored 121 out of ISO trials Tloth men brought up their averages in the second day event Foster breaking 135 and Konvalinka 133 Bert Higgins of Gladbrook whn mnde a high score at Grundy Center last week was also a victim of hard luck and registered a low score in the Eagle Grove match May tion and todoralizatiun of the nation al guard as proposed by Hie house whereby there would he created a militia reserve of approximately 000 men was tentatively agreed upon today by the conferees ot the armv bill The senates for Hie na tional guard were along the same lines as those in the house bill but would provide for only men Some of the senate amendments to the original senate bill respecting the militia may be accepted tomor row including the war departments amendment which would require en listed officers and men to take an oath to the United States as well as to the state Tho conferees became deadlocked temporarily when they reached the federal volunteer army reserve of the senate bill and aflor spirited debate tbo matter was passed over without action VTAK OFFICJi CLAIM THAT LARGE SECTION WAS TAKIfiiV LAST NIGHT MORE RUSSIAN TROOPS AIWIVING IN FRANCE AtioMiei Hijj ConlincicMl of Slav Sol diers iroiiMil to Thou Some Question As to Tow Many Clear Days Election Icti tions Should Ho on Kile Because the law is not entirely clear as towhether the thirty days before election referred to in set ting the1 time for filing nomination petitions for candidates for county offices who wish names tf go before the primary means thirty clear days County Auditor Frost suggests and urges that all nomina tion papers be filed tomorrow Fri day May 3 It Is possible that filing Saturday would be good but the auditor thinks It is his duty to call atten tion to tliG fact that possibly tomor row is the last date in Shield Republican candidates for county office who have thus far filed nom ination papers are County A Hill R S Stanbery Supervisors First Miller T S Wllcox Supervisor Third F Doderer A L Hemming K Frost E Marsh Max Gor man E Long D niake for Treasure At noon today no one had as yet filed nomination petitions for the office of Bounty treasurer It is un derstood however that Fred Bar low of Mason City is going to file tomorrow and Ed F Cornell of Clear Lake who made a strong race for the office four years ago Inti mated this morning that ho might still become a candidate For Coroner A E McAuley of Mason City is to day circulating nomination papers for the office of coroner For Supervisors Other candidates for the office of supervisors who have not yet filed but who are expected tn are C O Ilarraw of Owen township and War ren Gildner of Mason City KKMI Special to the GlobeGazette ifcrlin Muy 4 is official ly that French luivc obtained a foothold in 0110 of I lie tiii iimn advance 1osva south of llcnd iVims hill Special to the GlobeGazette Paris May advance of the French in the region of Dyad Mans hill un the Verdun front continued during the night the war office an uLunced The gains made yester day were increased and consolidated as the consequence of Frouch iery preparations at Dead Mans hill Yesterday tho statement says sever nl Germans surrendered stating they were the solo survivors of the men in their trench Elsewhere west of thu there wus active fighting with artil lery An engagement with grenades occurred in the Avocourt wood Near Vnux east of the Mcnne there were ivrtiUevy encounters The Fvonch artillery destroyer a tions depot at Grande Dime Be I glum i ci able liiturtst Altaeluiis to Campaign of Men Who Meek to Justice or Constable Appearances Arc Musoalino Will Proper Armory Present indications are that the business men of Muscatine stirred up by the offer of Mason City to talto over Battery C if nuistfred out will provide proper armory room for that artillery organization keep it tliore If Muscntine stays u the game Mason City will have to wait for a battery until the army reorganiza tion bill goes into effect lust at present Mason City people are paying fully as much attention to tbo various candidates for jiistic of the peace and constable and thoir claims for prefcrenc is to the efforts to aroiiEe enthusiasm made ty candidates for governor president membership in the legislature or other high offices The announcement of Ralph S Stanbery as a candidate for county attorney against L A Hill the pres ent incumbent left the position of justice which Mr Stanbery now holds without a candidate for H Justice A Ij Kim ball who for ytars iias been a justice here is of course a candi date for reelection and will poll a large vote Although no other candidates have formally announced themselves it is said that M C Coughlln well known Mason City attorney will be candi date for one of the positions and that C R Nicholson will also seek the Republican nomination For Constable For the two constables positions there are several candidates The present incumbents are A Andrews and E C Goodwin both of whom have been doing that work for a Ions time and both of whom will seek re election Two other candidates who liave announced themselves are Men no Snider and Frank Kay Mr Kay was a candidate two years ago and would have polled a large vote but through error his name went on the Mason Township ballots Instead of Mason City Mr Snider was for two years chief of police here and for several years prior to that time was on the police force He is a competent officer and is well and favorably known by the great majority of Mason City people Other men whom It is sai may comout are Messrs Richardson and Hathaway Mr Hathaway was a candidate two years ago Vole From iicrlin Handed to Ccrai Kor Transrnisiiimi to CYijsis Special to the Washington May Lansing announced that a dispatch from Ambassador Gerard dated yiK terday said that Gerard expected to receive today the German reply to the American note demanding imme diate abandonment of tbo present practices of submarine warfare Sec retary Lansing said lu was without any information whatsoever of tho conference Ambassador Gerard had with Emperor William at grand headquarters The dispatch Secre tary Lansing said was very brief and contained no indication of the tenor of Germanys reply News dis patches from Berlin have indicated the German government hoped it would be received favorably Senator Hunting of Wisconsin who attacked the propaganda In the cenate conferred with President Wilson to find if there was not some way by which the department of justice could uncover Its source received letters today which he said added evidence to his charge that tho American embargo conference behind tho movement had declared the purpose of making drastic ef forts to prevent at least a sever ance of diplomatic relations Even the names of the congress men are printed on the envelopes and everything gav0 evidence that the Jelters had lieen prepared by thousands and required only the written signatures Special to The OloboGazotte Washington May in creases of from one to three and one half cents per hundred pounrla in rates on lumber in carloads from Memphis Helena and other points in Tennessee and Arkansas to points in Iowa Minnesota and other west ern and northwestern states were suspended by the Interstate commerce commission until November 14 pending InvestlEatton USS AllIUVH Special fo the GlobeGazette Marseilles France May other large contingent of Russian soldiers arrived hero today and was received with notable military and popular receptions The troops pro oeeded to eiimp it I Mirabeati VISIT MTOB By springing open a large sliding door which was locked sneak thieves who evidently were well acquainted with the ay of the land gained en trance to tlie Freeman grain elevator Tusday night in the hope of replen ishing their grain supply It appears that they became frightened when they thought they were lelng watch ed for in their flight they left two sacks full of grain Just outside the door and another a few yards away The elevator is in charge of Mr Parker who ia tho manager for Mr Maloney the owner A careful osti mato is being mado in an effort to determine the of grain tak en and Sheriff Marsh has taken up tho matter of running down tho cul prits HVAOlATH JIKTK Special to GlobcGaxetto London May Amster dam corroKpondont telogriiplis that information which is as trustworthy has boon received there that Mctz is beiiiK evacuated by tho civilian population Molx the capi tal of Lorraine is a city of about and rated as one of tho strongest fortresses of tho world It is about fifteen miles north of tho fighting line and forty miles cast oC Verdun AO IltOSiWT Special to he GloboGazetto Washington May Nel son Pago American ambassador to Italy who saw President Wilson lo day said he saw no immediate pros pect for poaco in Kuropc but believ ed that when peace name it would be suddenly Just as tho war was be gun He thought peace would fol low a great victory Ho did not think that the efforts to mediate would he welcomed nt this time Ambassador Pago conferred for an hour with the president on condi tions in Italy and sentiment in other parts of Finope CASK GOES TO JIJISY Plato Glass Matter Hoach ity Jurors This Morning All the evidence ami arguments in tho case of the Pittsburgh Plato Glass company against A Gale was before the jury at the close of the district court last night Judge Bdwards reserved his instructions un til 0 oclock this morning when they were glvon and the Jury retired Tho next case set for hearing was tho Mica Insulating company against M L Urdangen The plaintiff is suing for the recovery of According to the papers on file a contract was entord into between Mr Urdangen and the Mica Insulating company j whereby tho latter was to take off the old roof and put on a new one jat 11 South Main Mr FJrdanseu sisils payment on account of dam age done to tlic roof of an adjacent MOKIO KOKM Special tn the Washington May Printed form protesting against any step which may lead to war Ger many began pouring in by thous ands upon members of congress as a sequel to the telegraph propaganda Which swamped tbo capital tele graph companies last week ;