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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1914, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWEEK L W O N E R F U n is what they say about the re sults accomplished by The GlobeGazette The cost is REPORTS BY THE WEATHER Unsettled weather tonight and Tuesday probably show ers or thuiKlrostorms east por tion cooler west portion to niid east Tuesday V IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS VOL XXI TUESDAY MAY 12 M No 185 SCENE IN A UNITED STATES Alt MY CAMP ALONG THK MEXICAN BORIMKR STORM THIS MORNING DID MUCH DAMAGE TO SORT TOWN BATH HOUSE HOTEL AND CHUTES STRUCK Porches Torn From Oaks Ran kin Cottage Barns Damaged in Country The most serious damage in Ma son City is reported from Midland Heights addition where the new home of William Harris in course of construction but nearly finished was practically destroyed The structure was one of eight rooms and the loss is a heavy one The garage of Herman Ell was de stroyed as Were chicken houses owned by Messrs Schaeffer and Schooley In the latter instance Ihens eggs and all accompanied the chicken house on its aviating exped itiou Teachers of the Little Tots Gather in Mason City and Sat urday to Wiik iForty Kindergarteners from dif fernt parts of the stato were in the city Friday and Saturday attending the ninth anual convention which THE BODIES OF SEVENTEEN convened here The program was Jt J tAJ crf I KILLED AT VERA CRUZ REACH HOME For The United States soldiers underfor the invasion of Mexico the command of General Tasker H months they have lived the life they Bliss have been so hardened by would it actively engaged against their life on the Texas border that an enemy Never before In the hs they are ready at a moments notice tory of the United States have its troops been so well prepared for campaigns as are these men In Texas They could march into Max ico by packing breaking camp an starting across the border PRES5ISENT GIVES FUiVEKAL ADDRESS carried out as printed An auto ride was given to the visiting young wo men by the Couiercial club Friday afternoon The guests were taken to Clear Lake for a short stay A reception was held Friday even ing in the Manual Arts building The lecture given Friday evening by Dr Clark of Waterloo and Miss of Cedar Falls were well at tended and were very helpful The convention wil ba held next CHARLES TELAKK ARE OF SUNDAY AF TEHNOON TRAGEDY Special to The GlobeGazetto Clear Lake May 11 A fierce storm struck Clear Lake this morn ing between and oclock and did considerable damage on the North Shore in the vicinity of the Peterson bath house and the Oaks hotel The storm came from the northwest and was in the shape of a twister when it dipped down over the camp grounds and did most of its havoc in the sort of horse shoe around the Oaks hotel and towards thelake The shelter of the trees about the cottages and auditorium at the camp ground seemed to have given them good protection but further southtowardthe lake the wind got in its destructive work Oaks Hotel Struck The Oaks hatel porches were struc ture and present a scene resembling a huge pile of kindling wood The atorm line of cottages along the shore from the Keeler cpt tages west second of the Keeler cottages from the west off its foundation and doing consider able damage A new cottage just one erected a little further east was park blown over The Wiley Rankin cot tage was unroofed and otherwise damaged and the porchof the cottage was blown away One of the Clarks cot tages the one nearest the Ensign cottage was blown off its foundation and the new garage opposite the Franks cottage was blown down JjathHouse Suffers The toboggan and the Peterson bath house were in the wake the storm and were badly damaged The hath house was blown oft its foun dation and the toboggan was blown over and crashed through the roof of the bath house In the basement were stored a number of launches but they escaped any serious in Other cottages in the vicinity were damaged only a trifle The cottages in the vicinity of the Ensign and Stanbery cottages seemed to have been so well protected that the twister did not recah them Rain accompanied the wind and the cot tages which were unroofed or dam aged so as to admit the considerablyjrom that source Lambertsons livery stable on Third street was unroofed but no one was Injured and none of the horses hurt Similar damage was done to Elks the wind switched and the storm was on For a few minutes the rain and hail fell literally by buckets but the storm passed over as rap idly as it came up Streets Flooded So great a quantity of water fell in a short time that sewer Inlets and gutters were not equal to the task of handling it and in many places streets were a lake from curb to curb On North Main street from Tenth to Mama streets just after the rain the water was so deep that the street car rails were covered and the water came up over the parking in side the curbs and onto the side walks OE course the flood stage lasted but a few minutes but it af forded much sport for such small boys as were out of bad and were permitted to venture forth Alpng the Railroad k played have along the line of the M C C but not such an extent as to interfere with traffic At the first crossing east of Clear Lake when the road curves to the south the cattle guards were torn down and ruined Near Emery snow fences neatly piled up were blown across the road into the high Three Men Picked Up nt Miwuukee Freight House on Complaint of Officers of Company City Stale and Nation Took year at Fort Dodge Part in Solemn Procession Accompanying Bodies of thoj Slain Special to Tho GlobeGazette New York May state and nation joined today in tribute Council Arrives to the dead from Vera Crux Per haps not since the Dewey parade has there been such spontaneous demonstration Under ideal weath er thousands upon thousands many with little bows of black and others with black sleeve bands gathered on lower Manhattan and massed about tho city hall and lined the ap proaches to Manhattan bridge There was a great throng at the navy yard MUCH DIFFICULTY RECOVERING BODI Un rters tnnding With Owners of Laud Wauled for the Tanks Was in Bulliintj With a Fellow With a and Could Not Swim where eulogies were delivered Thought Tlist A N Grimms Suit Against Milwaukee Will Reach Jury Xiate Today way At Central Heights the ball park was blown down as was one section of the fence at Hanford Milwaukee trainmen report dam age along the road resulting from the severe wlnld this morning Tele graph poles wore blown down near Spencer and between Charles City and Rudrt Small ibuildings were overturned but no serious damage was reported Farmers Report Losses Reports of damage to farm build ings machinery and equipment are commencing to reach the local agents of tornado insurance compan ies Shortly before noon A W Knes el has received reports of loss es from J L Hocaday Mason Township on buildings and machinery S Djuren Mason Township on buildings H Beenken on Lake township on buildings and personal property Many Wires Down The telephone companies were put to considerable trouble by the storm especially on long distance lines It wag oclock accord Charged with stealing and drink ing heor taken from a car in tiie Milwaukee yards W Showers F G Altland and H G Cook were ar rested by the police Saturday after noon They were caught by Ware house Foreman Pat Cronan The arrest was made by Polipeman Casey on complaint of W B Harri son local agent company Altlanid was later released other two were remanded to tht county jail and held over Sunday The car from which the beer was for hearing before Justice Stanbor today said to have been taken was not seal ed as the contents were being trans ferred from it to another car The men were all employes of the com pany Trial of tho case of A N Grimm against tho Milwaukee railroad in which the plaintiff seeks to recover about 51100 said to be due him be cause of shrinkage on 3C cars of hogs due to delay in transit to mar ket is expected to be concluded to day Trial of the case has ocupied court and jury the greatv part of thepast week many witnesses hav ing liecn examined on each side President Washington Wilson shortly arrived before from oclock Ho stayed a brief time at residence of his close friend tho Colonel House where he breakfast ed and then went to the pier for Members of the city council and owners of the land in question Sat urday afternoon arrived at an under standing regarding the purchase of a tract for use by the city as for site for the proposed disposal plant at the bond of Lime Creek east of the Milwaukee tracks The bargain contains the proviso hat suld it be determined that it was necessary to go farther down the river that the bargain can be can celled The site picked is the one lven tha approval of Frederic B Bass the citys consulting engineer tho ceremony The ashore hero dead were in seventeen brought draped Auto lrivers Apparently More Care fu Following Accident of u Week Sheriff Makes Signed Statement Re garding Stories Being Circulated About His Sons Sheriff Ed Fitzgerald today made the following signed statement re garding the rumors which have been so industriously circulated the past few days to the effect that one of his sons was the driver of the auto mobile that killed George Megas near the Northwestern cement plant a week ago I feel the time has come when I should make a statement regarding the rumors connecting my sons War ing to B C Way secretary of the ren M F Fitzgerald and Paul Fitz Western Electric before his comgeraid with the deplorable happen pany had a line riged up that nga a week ago Special to The GloboGazettc Sheldon la May town was hard hit by the storm of this morning Many box cars in the railroad yards were unroofed by the storm as were some residences in isolated positions Many tranches were torn from trees and plate glass suffered heavily The big amphitheatre at tha fair grounds was blown down and many reports are coming damage to barns and other farm buildings In the vicinity So far as had been learned dur ing the forenon no life was lost but damage to telephone lines makes reports hard to get The light plant is out of commission and the tele phone system badly crippled Several outbuildings in the north were blown down trees loat branches minor damage done about the city and the paved streets wash ed so clean that Commissioner Stan herys men were saved the job J Pluvlus averred to be In charge of ralna got up before breakfast today and about oclock sent to Mason City the most furloua rain and hair storm that has visited tho city this spring The storm was one of that kinc that cornea tip against the the clouds appearing iu the south east and rapidly approaching against the local wind blowing gtrongiy from the northwest Then would let it into western point when bulletins from direction re garding atorm damage began to come in Lines about the city were not damaged so much as might have been expected but outslfde lines suf fered Setting Hens Suffer One farmer who came In to con sult Frank Paul secretary of the farmers Insurance Co was hemoan ng the osa of hla hen house It waa not so much the structure as that was worth so little that he had ne glected to include it In the list of buildings covered by his tornado policy What he regretted was the loss of 300 egrgs under afjout 26 set ting hens most of which were about to hatch They are of course worth less now Other losses reported to Mr Paul are those of a barn on Jacksons farm on the Mrs Clear Peter Lake road a loss of on the barns of the Peter Johnson farm four miles southeast He had also heard of two silos des troyed upon which companies repre sented by him were thought to hav policies but had not yet learned tk details as the information hac reached him in a roundabout way Word reachejdi the city during the forenoon of the blowing down o the buildings on the Calkins farm iBeck Bros Co have report of tji loss of a machine sTied on the R H Samrich farm Additions Suffer Many outbuildings sheds otc wore blown to pieces in theGale Continued on Page ngs The names of two estimable oung women who were not within miles of the scene have now been raggejd into the story by the scandal nongers so it seems to me It is time o call a halt Every minute of the time of all he cars owned by the Fitzgerald amily or the Heimsness Implement lompany oa that day has been ac counted for and the rumors as they came in were investigated Just as hough they had not referred to any one related to me Tho stories being old now are false in every partieu My sons can and have both proved absolutely where they were at the time of the accident Further more none of the many men who saw the accident have even as much as intimated that he driver in any way resembled either of my sons None of the persons who have been so busy with poisoned tongues circulating this story have had the nerve to report what they allege to be the facts either to myself or any other peace officer If the person responsible thinks I or my deputies would not look upany clue to the Identlty of the driver no matter whom it hit hs could very easily make his report to the police depart ment or county attorney and have it investigated independently They have not however done this con tenting themselves with attacking the boys by word ofmouth and wha Is worse dragging the names o young women with whom I doubt 1 they are acquainted into the story lani ready to pay 500 for Jnfor Sobered and taught a lesson by he three automobile accidents of the past week one of which was fatal or else fearing police traps for speeders Mason City auto drivers vere for the most part safe and cane during their Sunday outings A few reckless ones were seen jurnlng up the pavement at a higher rate of speed than the law allows DUt there was not the wholesale dis regard for tho ordinances that has been seen in tho past Polico Were Out During the afternoon men in the service of the police department were driving about town in cars equipped with accurate speedmeters watching for violators All reported that they followed no cars that were seriously fracturing the statute against speeding Numerous cases were reported where men were driving from eigh teen to twenty miles per hour but none of them were In places where such a speed could he considered ckless so no arrests were made coffins and placed on artillery cais sons in the plawa at Battery Park The procession was lad by twenty four mounted police Behind them come the combined bands the dioadnoughts Wyoming and Texas Behind the hands were 600 blue jackets from these ships Next came the coffins in single file At each side rode a policeman and at eacti corner of each caisson trudged a national guardsman Behind the last caisson came thirtysix carriages bearing the secretary of the navy senators congressmen members the New York legislature and city officials Never had the battery witnessed such a scene as todays Noiseless ly almost the tugs nosed up to Pier A with the precision that is tne navys The seventeen dead were landed and grouped on caissons immediately the bluejackets who wore to march began to assemble The men from the Texas camo on a tug from the navy yard whore their ship Is to said later today for Mex ican waters The Wyomings men came ashore in their own boats It nas the Wyoming that conveyed the Sucitbw of Klemme Brought to Mason City to Ilnvo Broken Foot Set When a colt which he was riding reared up on its hind less and top pled over backwards it caught Will Suckow beneath it in its fall with tho result that he had to be brought here from Klemme Saturday night to have a badly broken foot set The fracture was reduced at Park hospital and the injured man is re ported as doing nicely funeral ship into the harbor yester day and all night outlined in lights S at anchor three hundred yards swung ahead of tho Montanas bow As thu police lined the way and the procession was ready to move came a sudden word that President Wnson had changed his mind and decided take part in the parade thus participating in the ceremonies from beginning to end The president took his place in the procession In the first carriage fol fowluB the caissons and the cortege began to move shortly after oclock the ships bands playinga Supremo Court Ssts Aside Sentence Imposed on Labor Leaders in Con tempt Case RESMT NAMES Special to Tho GlobeGazette Washington May sentences imposed by the district court upon Samuel Gompers John Mitchell and Frank Morrison labor leaders were today set aside by the supreme court for the second time as barred by the statute of limita tions funeral march and the bluejackets with arms reversed Crowds a stood with bared Through lower along the way BroldwlV pastoid Trinity church into City Hall Plaza the process on passed At the city hall where the Columbus and Portico were draped in heavy black the cortege halted while Mayor Mitchell placedI upon caisson a wreath of orchids the city B tribute AB he did so the bluejack ets stood at present arms and a chorus of 800 school children sang Justice Lamar and F W Tjobmann to Appear Before Mediators at Conference at Niagara Fulls were From special to The GlobeGazette Washington May Justice Rucker Lamar of the United States supreme court and Freid W Lohmann of St Louis former solici tor general have been selected by the president to represent his views before the South American mediators In the Mexican mediation negotia tions in Niagara Falls Can Secre tary Bryan made this official an nouncement today Whether a third representative will be appointed Bry an declined to Indicate stating it couljd be assumed there will bo no other although he did not wish to definitely Indicate that such a possi bility waa foreclosed Gunboat Destroyed Washington May miral Howard of the Pacific fleet to day reported the abandoned Mexican federal gunboat Morelos was yester day boarded setou fire and blown up by constitutionalists at Mazatlan Rear Admiral Howard also reported the constitutionalist artillery at San matlon that will anable me to get in Fleder Island drove the Mexican Nearer My God to Thee Gathered at the city hall more than people there the route lay north across the Manhattan bridge to the Brooklyn navy yard Here the ceremonies were brief simple and Impressive After a hymn by the battleship bands an 1 invocation by Chaplain Casaard o Annapolis came the Presidents address prayers by Rabbi Wise and Father Chadwlck Three volleys by marines from the Texas and taps by a bugler completed the program Wilsons Address The President had no formal ad dress prepared for the ceremonies at the Brookly navy yard Secretary Daniels read to him the names or the nineteen American dead in whose honor the services were held ihe Presidents reply was delivered with 8low impresslveness His voice was ow and fervent and his face grave as he spoke In eulogy of the brave young mon who gave their lives with out hesitancy at Vera Cruz Mr said the Presi dent I Know that the feelings which characterize all who stand about me are not feelings that can be expressed in eloquence tory For wy own part T h V mixture of feelings plans to do what they can to help along the candidacy of T A Potter for railway commissioner was the object of meeting of traveling men held here Saturday which was well attended and enthusiastic Most ilason City knights of the firip antl many from other cities attended They intenjded to do all they can to boost for the local man at the pri maries June 1 and their support is expected to prove a big factor CITY IS VOTING touch Btory with the originator of thlfl I transport Kerrigan out the har ED ibor Fighting continues Tho feeling that is uppermost Is one of profound grlot that these lada Special Election Under Way Kidney Weather Will Make Vote Lig3iter Tlian Expected Promptly at oclock the polls for the special election at which voters of Mason City are today de ciding whether to renew the gas electric and heat franchises of the Gas Electric Co for twon yflve years wore opened and poll ng of votes commenced Rain Hinders The unpleasant weather made it difficult to get out the vote so it is expected to be lighter than had been estimated by those Interested Saturday However many automo biles were kept busy throughout the day and about 500 votes had been polled at noon Not so many were la use as would have however as dealers refused to allow many nevr oars that It had been planned to to KO putt BODY RKCOVKIMSIX A party working under tho direction of Campbell and Uavid Moon stable foreman at tho Lohigh plant recovered the body about oclock this morning It was taken to the SIcAulej Mason morgue where it is being held pending the holding of an inquest It was recovered at n point some distance south and east of that wliere Ills thought he went down and only after the bottom luul been drag ged many times without avail Finally blacksmiths nt tho devised a set of grap pling hooks that worked to ad vantage and the body was ioiind Superintendent and tho department heads nt tie give every assistance in their power to facilitate tho work of the Heiirohers for tho body Tho unused water filled clay in which one or more persons lose their lives here annually claimed their first victim of this season about oclock Sunday after noon when Charles Telake a Slav ish youth of 19 years was rdrpwnedl In otre of the workings at the Lo high clay fields i Friends Barely Escaped Iii his struggles ho seized friend John Unhraka who was iiu swimming with him and the tragedy came very naar being a double before Unhraka gave up his at tempts to save the boy and made hla own escape to tho bank The news oE the accident was quickly carried to the victims room ing place No 48 Lehigh settlement where he lived with his brother An drew Telake who is asteam shovel man employed at the plant Tho police and coroner were sum moned by Charles Davis insurance man who was at the settlement Coroner Long came out Immediately vlth Captain Campbell Hard Pond to Drag Though the part of the pond in vhlch witnesses are certain the hoy ost his life is very small being only wo steam shovel cuts wide and only iliout eight feet deep at the deepest place work of recovering the body proved difficult Tito water was so cold that men who entered the pond and attempted to locate the body by diving were compelled to give it up and drag ging had to bo resorted to by tho searchers The place was very hard to drag systematcally because of the char acter of tho banks which while only a liltie above water level on one side rise straight up nearly 40 feet on tho other making it very dlffi cut to manipulate drag hooks Made Special Honks Master Mechanic Patterson of the Lohigh plnnt had some grappling hooks hurriedly made at tho plant blacksmith shop and the store houso was drawn upon for all the light ropo available so that the hooks could be worked back and forth across therfjSnd This work was kept up for several hours and it would seem that allspots of the pond were not man cruised about tho pond on impro vised armod with rakes and othergraprUing hooks tioat Leaked A row boat belonging to the Le high company waH brought from tho plant on a flat car by one of the engines of thn industrial railway but having bfien in storage all winter tho scams were so dried out that it leaked like a and was there fore useless Searchers kept up their efforts un til after oclock when dark ness hart settled over the scene when it was given up for the night Worked Again Today Shortly after dayllglit this morn Ing however search was commenc ed again by a crew from the plant detailed by Superintendent Oscar Davis for tho ourposc The cement company officers did everything in their power to bring about an cariy recovery of tho body Superintendent Davis and Master Mechanic Patter son staying on the ground until the last men gave up work for the night Oould Not He Brained touched butthe body was found Inaddltion several So low is the wator that the pit rained and a matter could not is th bo d of fortyeight hours or more would be required to even reduce the depth of water by pumplag so that tho pond could be ;