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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 17 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS NO 157 PILING UP THEIR BEAD War Army Bill is About Ready Now For Wilsonc Pen Fail to Stem the Onrush of the Now Confident Brit ish Armies ENGLISH GAINING AROUND BULLECOURT Six Assaults of Germans on French Lines Repulsed Without Loss Senate In Tantrum Washington May senate pvas In a temper when It reconvened oday to continue the debate on the var budgetand found that full and ccurate reports of its secret session had been published in the newspapers Senator Thomas Bald the eporta were more accurate than mbllcations of open session proceed nga and suggested the seriate aban don the of secret Washington May war army bill today lacked only the sen ates approval of the conference re port before being ready for the pres dents signature The house yester day accepted the conference report and the seriate is expected to take it up today or tomorrow The Germans hnve piled high their dead before IVivisb Hues have failetl to the Brit ish advance It is officially an nounced the made fur ther village of Bullecoiirt ami have readied its western edge Sixassault by the Germans on rho Frencti liuus were repulsed heavy losses it is officially announcedin Three at tacks were made of Mou liii de ImttiiviM three north east of BruycttLiwnnoJs Most furious and sustained counter attacks withered before th0 blast of British wtillery and it Hindonbiirg lines goes on slowly luf without halt Tremendous efforts made by Gen r Von Hindenburg to stem the tide th Victory which has steadily settin him have given the battle o j Arras an appearance of ebb and flow net result is that the mos violent efforts the Germans to re gain the initiative have failed Gen Von Hindenburg has apparently used very ounce strength at his com yinand to wrest from the British the Villages up in the al Washington confer ence report oh the war army bill was adopted by the house without a re ord vote late today after Representa ive Dent had announced that the senate conferees had agreed to the iouse provision increasing the pay of nlisted men Final action must be taken by the senate The section regarding pay as agreec to by the conferees provides that all officers and enlisted men of the for ces to be raised by conscription shall have the same pay allowances anl pensions as fhe regular army and makes these increases in the pay of enlisted regulars Those receiving to per IE BY ALLIES A FACTOR Grain Men Think This Has Much to Do With Run away Prices ALLIES ARE ASKED TO SELL FUTURES United States Said to Have to month anIncrease of 515 per month those receiving an increase of per those receiving 3G or 40 an increase of and those receiving or more an increase of 6 The commander of each of the six military departments to1 select Washington May that the gigantic wheat buying oper ations of Great Britain and her allies are only responsible for skyrocketing the price of breadstuEfs in this coun try the U Si government has asked the foreign nations concerned to dis pose of their immense holdings grain for future delivery The ad ministration has been advised by rep resentatives of the Associated Grain Exchanges that a selling of futures holding by the allies would reduce the price of wheat at once at least 1 a bushel In the preliminary negotiations of this proposal the representatives of the allies have Indicated a willingness to part with their futures holdings Des Moines Man Here to Rent Cottage for Mother Called Home by News of Her Death Plans of D S Maxwell of Des Moines to provide a summer home for his mother at Clear Lake where she might recuperate from illness came to a sad and sudden halt this morn ing Mr Maxwell accompanied by his wife had come to Mason City last night intending to go to Clear Lake this morning and rent a cottage there to which he expected to soon bring his mother hoping for her speedy gain 5u health Early this morning a long distance telephone call came for him that an nounced her death very suddenly during the night Mr Maxwell waa almost prostrated by the for his mother had seined much better when lie left ome As It was too late to catch Ss Rock Island train south this orning Mr and Mrs Maxwell drove by auto to Ft Dodge Intending to take an Interurban car to Des Moines from that point PATENT RIGHTS ARE UPHELD AT WASHINGTON After several months of controver sy during which time the proper evi dence has been secured F Cox of this city Inventor of the Coxle Vul canizer has been notified by the of ficials at Washington that the patent rights on his patent tire patch has been upheld His rights had been contested by the Lowe Vulcanizing Co of Denver but the formers rights were upheld and he was notified yes terday Bulgarian Socialists Enroute to Convention Say That Nation Wants Peace American Lives Are Taken When UBoat Sinks Unarmed Ship New York May American steamship Hlloniau was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Genoa It aly Four members of the crew were jlost according to a cablegram to the owners the Universal Transportation Company The Hlionian waa unarmed and left a cargo for Genoa April 27 he steamer carried a crew of thirty ine of whom eighteen were Amcri ans PLENTY OF CLOTHING VATICAN CERTAIN AUSTRIA IS READY board of officers to recommend five I Provided that United States will training camp sites Out of the thirl guarantee that they will rece ive the ty thus recommended sixteen or more will be selected by the department amount of wheat coming crop Herbert Hoover who is slated for England Sees No Chance However in Bethmann Hollwegs Speech MAYOK IN COURT Des Moines May Fairweather councilman and acting mayor is scheduled to appear in mu nicipal court today on a charge vlo Coppnhageii May socialists here enroute to Stockholm conference described the peace de mand in Bulgaria as virtually uni versal Dr Sakaroff the spokesman said Bulgaria was dragged in to the war and her losses have been fright ful while her debt has been tripled irioat monQtrJnpuaf by the rBrJtish war office of the statement IVOur troops made progress in the fillndenburg Possibly more ominious for Berlin in view of the wobbly condition of her Austrian ally is news of the great k blow struck by Italy In the direction of The Italians have opened their spring offensive in a brilliant attacking on a wider front apparently with greater force thau that at any other previous oper ations The Isonzo a turbulent mountain stream bordered by mountains and is in their hands for a dis tance of fifteen to twenty miles north of Gorizia Washington May Leader Kitchiii announced In tha house today the treasury department has notified him it would be neces sary to raise instead of by the war revenue bill now under debate He urged support of the new proposals to raise the surtax increase on incomes above as now contained in the bill by one fourth TpBoost Taxes Washington May house Use All Reserves London May British and French have forced the Germans to use virtually all the fresh reserves they had t the beginning of the battle of Arras Major General Maur ice director of military operations itold the Associated Press today When the British offensive began the Germans had fortynine reserve on the western front The Germans were forced to employ all but four of these divisions in the British onslaught at Arras and the re cent French offensive began voting substantial increaaes in the taxes larger fortunes today with the prospect that air great incomes will be taxed much more than at first proposed to make them bear a larger share of the cost of the war The house raised the sur taxes on incomes between and to per cent controller of food in this country stated Inadvertently the domestic welfare of the American people de mands that the allies ceaae draining the country of its available wheat supply but are creating an abnormal price which increases the cost of areadto every Mr Hoover stated last night that an agreement probably will be reach ed within a few days under which the allies will sell their futures The problem before the gov ernment will be to regulate exports s othat allies will be given the whichthecpuntry Berlin via London May ground captured by the Germans in the village of Reux yesterday waa lat er lost following a strong British counterattack it is officially stated Copenhagen via London May According to the Vosiache Zeitung of Berlin the Polish council of state is expending at the expressed wish of the contributors flvesixths of the gift of crowns from a committee of American Poles for on airplane service for the new Polish army which Is being recruited for the central powera The newspaper says this gift was forwarded through Count Tarnowski von Tarnow who wag forced to return home when Austria broke with Amer ica German Claims Berlin via London May Germans have captured English and French on the western front so far during May it isofflcial ly announced Soldiers Taken III in Mysterious Way Ttttsburgh Pa May more Boldiors of theThIrd Pennsylvania In fantry on police duty n the Pitta burgh district were removed to hos pitals here today suffering from ef fects of poison while the military au thorities and physicians investigated the death of Lieut W M Corcoran of Philadelhia and the Illness of twelve other guardsmen last night The soldiers were on duty at Port Perry anl vesterday were served with a meal from a restaurant con ducted by Carl Miller near their camp Later Lieut Corcoran com plained of lllneBs Five minutes lat er he was dead Within an hour j erai othera were seized with similar ill new ned from the lating the blue ay by letting his caa spare without Injury to American people and no more Railroad Traffic Officials Make a Visit to Mason City A distinguished delegation oC gulsheil railway representatives iiatcl Mason City a visit today and honored the GlobeGaxeUe wllli tlie sunshine of their irescnce Tlie delegation In cluded 13 N Denniaon general freight apent of tlie M St Ross Brown traveling freight anil passenger agent of the same road John G Farmer as sistant pnsseJisrer agent of the ROCK Island 13 C iisher traveling passenger agent anil A Kfoerhart division freight agent of the samu road II G Christianaon general reiglil aweiil tlie C O P Spindler 19 Hlstant gencial passenger of the Northwestern and Slike Golden assist uit freight agent of tlie same road They werea cheerful lot of boosters for their various roads and made bold to state tliat tlieir coining to create a kindly atmosphere among tho ship pers so that thes wouM consent to a fifteen per cent raise In retell t rate asked for from commerci commission and tlie same raise from the Iowa Railway Commission The latter revest will not be made If the Interstate Commission does not grant the rate but the interstate rate la le servlns of the increase so the Iowa railroads are they aver It some chore for these lstln KUlshed railroad missionaries to ask the shipper to ask for a 15 per cent raise of their rates but they were sure the roads needed the money and must have it to meet tlie Increased cost of waffes granted by life Adamson law and in cieasert cost of equipment which they was Just double what it was last year in respect to locamotlves at least They were accompanied by tho local representatives of the roads and had good opportunity to see how well dis posed the neoplo of tho city are toward the local officials and had reason to surniise that if the recommendations of some of these officials received 1633 scant attention that the pathway up tho 15 per cent Mil would not be so thorny They discovered that while Mason City interests believe that the railroads aro entitled to a rate to pay expenses ami reasonable dividends that there were discriminations In tlie rates against Mason City which needed adjustment before the shippers would he very craxy about the 15 per cent boost The roads were wise In their selection of tiia committee they sent for oleojflnous purposes for they are all well and favorably known hero and an hour spent with any one of them at any time Is most profitable whether lutm the standpoint of information received or the visible good nature engendered by tho exhilirating effervescences of their Jollity which by tho way Is an agreeable substitute now that Iowa Is hona dry While they did not sret much comfort from the sanctum on tho 15 per cent raise as tho cost of whlto paper and olhor things Congress has In mind to do has taken much en thusiasm lor adding other risers they that the latch string of this great ana good family knowr as the Journal of Civilization was al ways In Bight and within easy reach every time they visit tho city the The allies to obtaing to obtain one billion bushels of wheat and other grain from Canada and the United States this year and Mr Hoover fears that unless this government calls a halt the British buyers will be able to contract for the greater part of the new crop In this country Statements have been made before the agricultural commission that the allies purchases of winter wheat alone have aggregated more than four hundred thirty million Iowa State Highway Men Here Tonight The Mason Chamber of Com merce will this evening as a pre lude to the arrival here tomorrow of the to Palm relay run en tertain the members ot the Iowa Highway Commission headed by T H McDonald chief engineer Tomorrow morning a large num ber of cars will go to the Minnesota line with Mayor Potter the High way Commission Chamber of Com merce officers and other prominent citizens leading to meet the relaj party which numbers in it the may or of Winnipeg and the premier of Manitoba TAKEN TO HOSPITAL The police ambulance was called to the Milwaukee depot this after noon to remove to Park Hospital a man named F H Bennett who was taken suddenly sick there fell pi the station platform and sustainet injuries about the face Bennett was en route from Chi cago to Livingston and step ped from the train here to get a fresh breath of air Volunteers to serve without charge n registration of tho men of the ountry of the ages within the selec ive draft limits have now been pro ured in every voting precinct of the ounty and registration places are all arranged for Sheriff Marsh complet ed his list today He will now make a trip over the county and have the registrars sign heir oaths of office and thereby qualify for the work they are to do nd deliver the supplies It is uncer aiu just when this will be done and possibly not until after the proclama ion fixing the registration date is is sued by President Wilson WOMANS KXCHANOE Des Moines May Worn ans Exchange for War Relief wit be opened here June 1 Under the plans announced women may sel food sewing and other articles a tho exchange by paying a reglstra lion fee of A per centage of the proceeds will be used in war relief TO INSURE Des Moines May ance for members who enlist as sol diers or sailors will be discussed a a special meeting ot the Ancient Or der of United Workmen of Iowa a Dubuque on June 12 It Is announcet here by E B maste Workman Amendments will submitted the announcement states to permit the issuance of certificate of insurance on the lives ot children of the members under the socalle whole family protection laws o Iowa USK A PIXAT At the meeting of the Chamber o Commerce board at luncheon today I waa decided to have the body repro Rented In the M BA parade by a unique float and a committee tc await prizes waa named to includ Hon John Hammil of Brltt Hon U S Youagf of Clear Lake and Hon L H Henry of Charles City of Iowa Western League ball club play St Joseph at the ocal park Todays hearings represents part of 63 arrests last Sunday following he first attempt to laws enforce the Vatican Certain Rome May Vatican is convinced that there will be peace overtures soon from tho Central powers fimperor Charles of Austria Hungary is determined to make peace soon The Vatican Is informed that the upper classes in Austria are now convinced that Germany is prepared to sacrifice Austria to save Germany In the peace negotiations London May the speech of the German chancellor Lord Robert Cecil on behalU of the government and former Premier As qulth In the house of commons yes terday were emphatic in their state ments that It was Impossible at the present stage to enter into peace ne gotiations Tile Bijj Ucaiiiri Berlin Wednesday via May comment today on the chancellors speech almost unan imously underscores reference to Rus sia as significantly the outstanding feature The speech as a t whole Is generally commended as ona of tlw boil efts t weg has yet made in parliament ant personal criticism of the chancellor la conspicuously obsent SWIMMING TEACH KU Des Moines May lext fall the public schools of DCS Moines will have a swimming in structor Alex Y Russell of this city IBS been elected for the position The children will be assembled In regular classes for the Instruction KKVOIAKK FOUND Portland May re volver with which Joseph Reden baugh under arrest at San Francisco who is allegd to have confessed kill ing Mrs Alice McQuillan Dunn of St Paul and Patrolman Connery of MIn neapolis was found in a pawn sho here today Washington May report rom Queenstown that sailors of the Vmorican destroyer flotilla which ar Ived in thd war zone were not sup illed with warm enough clothing for he cold latitude is explained today the fact that the destroyers sailed rom American ports before supplies Quid be put aboard and complete mtflts of heavy woolen and rubber Clothing for all are now on haud American women who have boon tnitting under the direction the navy league are given credit for this neasure of precaution TO JOIX U S ARMY Harold E Hollowny whose home Is U Cedar Rapids but who had enlist ed In Company Second Iowa Inf las been given his discharge by Capt idward W Clark Unit ho may join he United tSates army He was en isted yesterday by Sergeants Qulnn and Clailc Holloway likes the guard alright but he thinks hell see quick er action in the regulars The recruiting officers are making heir headquarters at the city hall he city officials having tendered hem tho use rent free ot quarters there for examination of recruits until they get orders to opon a per manent station here TO BE SETTL Decision of Soldiers and Work men to Enter Fold Eases the Situation SOCIALISTS WILL JOIN THE CABINET Six of Their Groups Will Be Represented in the Coal ition Government Pelrognul May govern ments declaration of policy WHS sign ed at midnight by representatives of the council of the workmens and soldiers delegates Petrograd via London May The cabinet crisis may bo considered as settled The declaration of the governments policy was accepted by the representatives of the council of workmens and soldiers delegates with merely verbal alterations and is to be signed by both parties with out delay It has been decided to take into the cabinet five representatives of the dif ferent socialist groups which with A F Kerensky who assumes the war portfolio will make a total of six of these groups sharing in the govern ment Three of the appointees are social democrats and three including M Kerensky are social populists i thc former M SkoboleCf vice St Paul May damage president of the council of workmens Forest Fires Are Still Doing Damage is still being done today by the forest fires at points in Wisconsin Machi gan and Minnesota according to re ports received here Conditions In Minnesota are more encouraging it was said at the state foresters office Thousands of men in the three states are battling the blazes smoke along the navigation course irr Lake Superior is adding to the trou bles of navigation and soldiers delegates and M Mal untovitch an Odessa lawyer havn been chosen definitely The third appointment is no1 yet made Two of the social populist ministers will be M Tclicrnort ami M Peeheicnort Nationalists Will Reject First Plan of Home Rule Offer American Doctors Off to the Trenches in France London May to re ports in the lobbies of the house ot commons the nationalists have refus ed Premier LloydGeorges first offei to set up home rule now and have ac cepted a proposal for a convention to map out a scheme oE aeH government for Ireland London May 17 John Redmond Irish nationalist leader has rejected the premiers proposal for settlement of the home rule question but accept ed the proposal tor Immediate calling of a convention to declde on a gov ernment for Ireland Dr Gerhard H Cocks a famous Now York specialist in diseases the eye ear and nose and Dr Austin L Hobbs an Xray specialist are among twentythree doctors sixty five nurses and 152 civilians who have gone to tho front as thc Pres byterian Base Hospital Unit from that hospital and Columbia Univer sity In New York City In the party are engineers electricians cooks or dorliea and chauffeurs U C T MEETING Waterloo May 17 Arrange ments are being made here to enter tain visitors during the annu al convention of the United Commer cial Travelers June 7 to 9 Large del egations are expected from every city In the state Port Dodge Den Moinea Cedar Rapids and Iuibuque members have announced that thej will bring bands Date for Open House Is Changed The date for the open house meet ing to be given by tho Chamber of Commerce for the members of the traveling fraternity of this city has been changed from May 18 to May 25 a week later At this meeting it is the intention of the Chamber of Com merce to be hosts to all traveling men in Mason City and bring them togeth er in a closer acquaintance STATE KXAMINATrON Des Moinea May 17 A state med ical examination will be held at Iowa City June 7 8 and 9 it is announced by the state board of hoaltli At that time candidates will be examined for physicians and osteopaths certifi cates rJAKKtt IT ilHt of Arc to Crnm TtYu Diiyn In June Haw etu Coiu nllcil There will something every minute during the two clays Washington May Baker definitely settled today the question of proposed changes In the army uniform by instrimUit the liu roau chlafa ho will no1give considera tion to any suggested alterations in organization or equipment of uniform liiat does 101 uaar directly on the successful urlun of tlia war against Germany Tlie new home ofCUre building of the M D A will lie dedicated June fitli and 7th witii appropriate ceremonies am festivities Tills dedication will lie used as the basis for a sort of homecoming an opportunity for the members of the society to visit headquarters and In Kpect the buildingwilled lielorigs to them Members from all over the juris diction will avail themselves of this privilege On these two days it Is ex pected if the weather prophet is good to this vicinity In glvlns out a proper brand of weather that there will be something lilce fifteen or twenty thousand strangers within tho confines of Mason City on For and those taking part therein sfne character and importance cif nothing like It lias ever been held in the State of Iowa WtilncHilny Juno Utll The building will bo thrown open lor inspection by the members and the general public early In the morning At a a rn The festivities will com mence with band concerts at different places in the city 10 a m A Central League Base Bali game will take place between the Mas on City team and another Central league team schedule not yet having been announced p m High clasu vaudeville en tertainment including a troup of Chinese dare devils one ot whom will elide from the extreme top of the M B A Building to the ground his onlj being tho hair of head p in At the Central school grounds Immediately opposite the building the deed of the new building will bo delivered by President Uanlej to the State of Iowa to he held in trust for the members of the society Acceptance of trust on behalf 01 the State of Iowa by Insurance Com missioner Hon Kmory H ISnK p m Governor L Harding of Iowa will deliver an p m Attorney General of Iowa Hon If M Havner will deliver an ad dress p m Central Jjeaguo baso lial game between Mason Cltj and another Central Leagno team p rn Drill and degree team con Brotherhood of America anrt exempli flcatlon of ritualistic work with Initl atlon of class at Armory p in Band concerts out doo tests between various teams of Modern high class vaudeville p in Heavy weight wrestling champion of tho world ICarl Caddock will have a match with tlie best man to bo frjund who will be announce later rfank Gotch undefeated 1 weight wrestler of tho world as rcfer Preliminary events Including and boxing p ro Dancing ftnd other amuac men in at various halls m Boat parade and aquatl sports at Clear Lake Thursdays program will appear to morrow Petrograd May Alexieff Diamirbff Gurko nd Bruasiloff arrived here today for conference on the military situa on They declared tho formation of coalition ministry was indlspens ble as it would make possible strong leusnroa to reestablish the disci line and fighting spirit hi the army HAYNKS GOMS TO WAR ormer Post Otfife Inspector lit Ma Him City Gefe Ouptiiins sioii Mi Veriion May Professor orclon A Beetle heud or the depart tont of engineering at Cornell college as ueen given the commission of first iculenant in the Fort Sheridan Offlc rs Training camp He will be in the ugineering corps and left last night or Chicago Harold Jordan Cornell 1 I who as made sergeant in the Minnesota National guard while on the border ast summer who lias been back at Cornell assisting Lieutenant Dreibel is in drilling the Cornell men was lotifeid today that he had lioen mado second lieutenant In the Second Winnesota Itantry The third Alt Vernon man to eivo a commission in the last couple f dayw ia Deputy Postmaster G C laynes who has received orders to like tile position of captain of Coui any D of the Third Iowa regiment at Centerville For a time he held the auk of major In the National Guard ind saw service in the Spanish American war Capt Haynes was formerly post of Ire inspector located at Mason City Ahon the democratic administration arrived things were tipped off so that he resigned and took a dim nitt to another branch of the service itirt was selected by the postmaster at Mt aa his assistant where he las proven very popular He was for mer captain of the Centerville com lany that he been called again here tends to show tho appreciation of his home people Before he left the National Guard to accept the In lie was major of his reg tnent the old Fiftyfourth Many Sign Protest to Health Board on Packing House Smell Memorials to bo sent to the state hoard of health setting forth the al leged nuisance existing in the north end by reason of odors coming from the Deckor packing plant are being signed by large numbers of citizens according to reports from that part of the city Several of the protests are being clroulatetl nnd it is claimed the list of signatures runs far into the hun dreds Those In charge of their cir culation say the memorials will be sent direct to the state board of health Caae agalnat the packing house arising from conditions a the out let of its sewer Is now pending In po lice court It was set for hearing yes terday but was continued tor ton days ;