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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1914, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY BOOSTS M B A THURSDAY AND FRIDAY SKSWWKEKLY MASON CITY BOOSTS H B A THURSDAY AND FRIDAY T WEEK GlobeGitzetro wnut ads return ed ninny lost articles to thoSr rightful Bear this in mind when you lose something THE WEATHER Showers probably thunder storms tliis nfioriioon or to night cooler tonight Friday cloudy with cooler in enst por tion BEPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLD TODAYS NEWS VOL XXI MASON CITY SOWA THURSDAY STAY 21 No 192 FORMER NEW HAVEN HEAD PICKS THE THREADS AGAIN TROLLEY SYSTEMS NOW BEING PROBED COULD TAKE OVER CLUSTER LIGHTS AND HAVE BAL ANCE LEFT TOTAL TAX LEVIED THIRTEEN THOUSAND Much Ground to Cover Slay Be Excused Late Today and Recalled Some Time Next Week Special to The GlobeGazette Washington May tion of Former President Mellen of tne New Haven road was resumed today before the Interstate Com merce commission where it left off yesterday Chief Counsel Folk for the commission continued the investi gation of the acquisition by the New Haven of the Rhode Island and other trolley systems In conference of counsel for Mellen and for the com mission it was intimated that there la still much ground to be covered and that Mellen might be excused late today or tomorrow and be call ed back next week Folk taking up the acquisition of vthe Rhode Island trolley asked Metl len What assurance did Senator Al drich give you to be transmitted to the New Haven I do not remember Mellea replied Mellen stated his impression was Aldrich saw Stockbridge when he made some allusion regard ing negotiations for the acquisition of the trolleys Melleu further flaldthgrt the Unit jfiised to separate the Connecticut and Rhode Island The intima tion the New Haven had to take properties in both states in or Hghesl Possible Cost iof Present System Figures Out to Be Less Than That Figure What appropriation will be madeof the cash balance which will remain in the light fund this year after arc lights and alley lights liave been paid a reiporter asked W E Miller city commissioner tills moruing After a moments consider ation Mr Miljer answered You might ask the other paper Possibly they could tell Further effort to obtain a statement from Commissioner Miller were fruitless Later Commissioner Stanbery sub mitted a written statement showing further appropriations for lights re quiring the use all but of the amount levied Arc lights Clusters Alley GAS CASE COSTS ARE PAID TODAY Paid to Clerk of the Courts Fred JO Bltike by Utilities Of ficers Check for was handed Fred D Blalce clerk of the dis trict court this morning to llquid iate the costs in the injunction case over tho dollar gas ordinance re cently settled by the franchise elec tion These costs are apportioned as fol lows Court costs Copy fees Sonneff Bliss WItwer attorney fee for city 1J H Fitzpntrlck city at torney attornoy To the city for account ants and engineers bills Pay for Election The company also paid today the citys cost in Uio special election amounting to Rev O Orcutt of DCS Moines One of the Principal En jjineers to Address Gather ing Charles S Mellen on the witness stand Ho is shown at tho right At tho loft is Commissioner Chas C MeChord who is conducting the hearings for the Commission Island trol Light fund levy Total cost Umtol Iiight Executive Committee Holding Session in Chicago to Con sider Change Balance der to get the Rhode leys Has the deficit that resulted from Vthe purchase of the Rhode Island trolleys ever made up asked Folk So you paid nineteen million dol lars or twenty million dollars for property worth about eight million dolars I do not accept your valuation of eight million dollars How do you estimate the value in a case like this When I value a purchase I con aider its prospective value what it ultimately will be worth Mellen declared that in the Rhode Island trolley transaction he was as sisted by various members of the board of directors Was there Influence exerted to induce you to acquire these trolley lines I never have responded Mellen A large transportation mat ter that was not backed by influence The fact is that in the acquisition of these electric lines I was working to ward a great principle Sooner or later I felt transportation was to be Ty electricity I am still confident that my theory was Do you think control of that kind fair to the public The control must be such as was contemplated in New England or it must be in the hands of the govern answered Mellen with em ir phasis You regard control by one man j as a good thing That is a misnomer No one can could control it I had more bosses when I was president of the New Haven at a salary of sixty thousand dollars than when I was a clerk at fifty dollars a main force was Mr Morgan was it not The great force in the world is brains and had replied Mellen squarely Then the control would have gone to one man If his brains controlled the situ ation then he had a right to that con Have you in the light of later events changed your views Mr Morgans death changed the 11 situation FEW SUIWCVOrtS Special to Tho GlobeGazette includes 35 additional lights ordered in this season figures show what dltion of theMason City electric lighting fund would be should pay ment for all of the88 cluster Iglhts in the city be assumed by the public treasury as ihas been asked by the retail merchants and others the councils refusal to meet their wishes causing the turning off the lights yesterday Cost Is High is really more than would be paid for out of the electric light fund as not all the 88 clusters are billed to the city against said fund Others around the park at the Milwaukee depot at Ninth street and other Isolated places are paid for by other funds or private contracted not interfered with by the present trouble and it is understood are not chargeable to the electric light fund With this arrangement bill on which basis submitted by the electric company and turned down by the ouncil precipitated the crisis that ut Mason City in the dark last ight the total cost to the light fund 57 cluster lights one year would at the 5 48 per year rate and make the total cost if all lights This would eave a balance in the light fund till of permit of consid erable addition whidh couacilmen ays Is contemplated to the street Ighting system Other lights which the city pays or are 127 arc lights at GO and 10 alley light at 24 with Install ation of 35 more alley lights ordered Figures on cost of lights above re furnished as authentic by tho Ight company Many queries are heard as to the londition of the light fund as to whether the city could in fact take he lights over without overdrawing he fund The above figures show ita condition except that no allSsvance ia made for uncollectabie taxes This oss however is slight No Rebates There will be no rebates to indi viduals on the cluster lights though he rate to the city was to be per month for each cluster light Statement by Stnnbery As superintendent of street lights I desire to make a statement In ex planation of the articles appearing last night relative to the cluster lights In April 1913 under the old plan of government this question first arose Charles H Kidle was chairman of the committee on street lighting A committee from the re tail dealers of the city asked for a meeting with the light committee from the council This meeting was held at the office of W B Brlce In Plans for installation of an even larger gas holder than had been at first figured xypon in Mason City are being ut a special meeting of the executive committee of the United Light Railways Company being held in Chicago to day Frank J Hanlon general man ager of the companys local proper ties the M C C L railway and saidrto Important announcements regarding the improvements here are expected within a day or two Ballots to be used at the primary lection to be held by all parties Tune are now being printed County uditor George K Frost who has barge of all election arrangements aviiig sent the last copy to he printers Are Disappointed County officers are much dlsap ointed that after they had purciias d additional booths for Mason City hat Jhejqcal councilfor some rea on pass the necessary reeo utions and divide each ward into wo voting precincts as was coutom plated At the city hall it was said his was due to a mlHUnderstandlnff as to the time for notice required by aw to make the change When those n charge got around to consider it t was too late In Some Way Have Idea Tliat Only Ten Days Filing Was Required by IvftW Sandwich England May W Ebans of Chicag Harold Weber of Toledo the only American survivors in the fourtl round of the British amateur gol championship mot defeat at the hands of two Scotchmen C B Mac Farlane and Captain Cecil K Hutch Inson Harold Hilton holder of thi title shared their fate being beaten by Edward Blackwflll another Scot tish playor Evana was beaton two up and four to play Wobar beaten six up and four to play Hilton boat en by three up in fourth round Because they have the erroneous idea that affidavits of candidacy for township office can be filed up to ten days before election instead of fif teen numerous names of wouldbe clerks trustees will not appear on the primary ballots Time expired Saturday but since then County Auditor Frost has re ceived many affidavits about the only filing place for which is the waste basket as the time is passed Peoples Qas Electric building There was present at this meeting Frank Miller A J Killmer and pos slby two others representing the re tail merchants C H Kidle W E Brlce and the writer It was then stated by Mr Brice that jiome had not been paying for the cluster lights and aaked if some arrangements could not be made wheveby the city could assume the cost o operating the cluster light system oi the city It was finally decldad that the com mission plan was soon tobo elected Frank Miller A J Killmer and another representative whose name we cannot now recall made tile presentation to the council of the ne cessity of the city taking over the cluster lights The council told the gentlemen they would consider it They did Some months later th same committee caed again atid question was taken up and discuasec at length The committee was advis ed fully of the plans then contemplat ed by the council It was to put In a dynamo at the city pumping plant the city to do its own pumping froir the deep wells and when evening came to hook up the same power t the cluster light system and operati the lights Both Frank Hanlon and A J Killmer as representatives of th retail merchants endorsed the plan heartily and understood it thorough ly Eo far as the city council promis ing to increase the levy for lightin so as to take care of the expense o the cluster lights it was neve thought of and not even suggeste until It appeared in the papers Since the defeat of the muuicipa plant the committe has not been near the council and they evidently under stood thesituation Frank Hanlon and Mr Anderson both with the Peor pies Gas Electric Co did appear before the council and wanted to know what the city was going to do about paying for the cluster lights and they were told very plainly that the city would take care of the situa tion Just HE it bad been doing In addntlon we would like to say that the city council In its endeavor to carry out its plans to take over the cluster lights did levy a two mill tax not to pay for lights but for electric al apparatus with which to produce the light It wfli be recalled that Hugh Shepard and others enjoined the city from the collection of this tax and It will In the district court now in session in this city whetsher this is collectable or not Yours truly Harry B Stanbery rost Sends Copy for Voluminous Tickets to tho Long Job Seelc to Ijenm Whether Tentative First Game of Season Will Be Played With Owafonna May 2O Begin ning Three Bay Series Plans in SIuicl Would lroviii of Mexicans Meet Siccial to The GlobeGazette Niagara May 21 The three South American mediators in an in formal conference with the repre sentatives cf Huerta sought to learn in a general way the viewpoint of the Mexican representatives on various tentative plans for solution o the Mexican problem Thu mediators pursued the same course with the as they didwith tlio tyjmmlsslbners last night No expression of views was required but the media tors suggested hypathetlcal steps looking toward a settlement of the Mexican imbroglio and learned the trend of thought of the delegates No proposals of a definite charac ter have been made to the Ameri cans and it is understood none are contemplated today with the Mexi cans In fact one of the principals to the conference expressed the opinion that It might bo several days before a definite comprehensive plan would bo submitted for niormal consider ation to either side Mason City is to be favored with baseball on an earlier date than was at first thought The home team plays Owatonna May 29 30 and 31 at Mason City It was first under stood that Decoration day would be tlio first date although with the switching of the schedule Mason City gets the date on which the team was to have played another team out of the city Manager E C Collins ia today playing his men against the coilege team at Mount Vernon Conditions there are as good as could be wished he writes Tod Ran director of the Mason City as sociation He will keep the team there until May 27 when he will plaj Port Dodge at Fort Dodge Al business houses there are plannln for the afternoon Mr Ransom made t secure the services ofthe Fifty sixth regimental band for an auto mobile parade here Decoration day The machines with players and oth era will run about the city and then to Hanford park Gimit Jjiiier on Maiden Voyn Awny lYoiu Tiijss iiv Hudson JKivor Special to The New York vMay giant new liner Vaterland of the Hamburg American line tho biggest ocean steamer In the service arriving on her maiden voyage from Hamburg for The big craft broke away from the tugs conveying her to her dock and be gan drifting down the Hudson car ried by tho tide At times she swung broadside across the river When the Vatorland headed for furnished an exciting episode shipping on the Hudson river CEHRO GOHDO GUN CLUB SMQVEMEK1 Preparation of the Grounds for tli Stute Shoot Hero in grossing Rapidly Now PECIALISTS ADVISE TEACH ERS AT CONFERENCE HERE TODAY iOOD SIZED CROWD GREET THE SPEAKERS Trial of Kx1olice peuteel to Iloucti the Timo Tomorrow Jury Some her pier more than fifty tugs had he rin charge As her bow the pier a strong ebb tide caught the f0ro vessel at the stern and began to swing her around heading her straight for a wooden pier nearby There was shouting of megaphoned orders the big whistle on the liner boomed and the hawsers on the tuga let go The vessel began to back un der her own power and soon it was in the stream again almost directly in the path of the Lackawanna ferry boats The tuga began to maneuver about her again but the big liner drifted southward more than a mile before the tugs succeeded in getting her in tow again She was headed up stream under control The Vaterland on her run yesterday made miles I at an average of knots She was launched April 3 1913 She is 950 feet in length and a hundred foot beam and tonnage of She carries one commodore four captains and a total crew of 1234 men Special to Tho GlobeGazette New York May prose cution and defense in the case of former Police Lieutenant Becker on trial for tlie murder of Gambler Rosenthal have rested and the case will be in tlfe bands of the jury be The improvements which have bee going on the grounds of the Cerr Gordo guri cluh in preparation fo tho state shoot to be held here Tun 17 18 and 19 are almost completed New target sheds have been bull and the grounds put In the best pop sible shape to welcoihe several hun dred of the crack shots of the state who will take part in the affair The shoot will probably be the big gest thing of its kind ever held in the state of Iowa Preparations have ieen made to place several tents on the gun clul grounds for the pur pose of sheltering the large crowds which will gather to watch the ex hibitions noon tomorrow may be decided and Beckers before night After both sides rested court ad journed until 2 p when Martin F Manton Beckers chief counsel will begin his address to the jury At oclock tonight District At torney Whitman will make his clos ing address concluding about p and court will then adjourn until a Friday when Jus tice Seabury will deliver his charge This will take about an hour and the jury then will retire to determ ine its verdict Topic Occupied Special to The GlolioGaKeLto Mazatlan May army of five thousand constitutionalists occu pied Teplc with a loss of four hun dred killed and an unknown number of casualties among the federals and has begun an advance on Guadala jara In advance of the moving troops is a flying squadron of cavalry working destruction to the Huerta lines of communication Not guilty was the verdict of a jury yesterday in the case of John Roff a Belle Plalne farm hand charged with stealing a horse from a farmer near hero Roff pleaded that tho horse was his and tho farmer and state asserted thnt it had been left as security for a debt The jury was out but a short time Public Dance White Pier Clear J kJUJ Ll X ted and the matter would be dropped Mon May 25th Music by until then Commission form of BovQatea Sin5ing Orohoatra of 8 pieces eminent came along In the course of and the present council was car at 13 Take tlie or Cars of Tile lit American Yards Suf Lust The Sunday school of today muat esignate as its field every person oth adult ant children not affiliat d with any church and must en eavor to bring In every person if it s to fulfill its were the words of Rev O G Orcutt Des Moinea uporintehdent of the Methodist unday schools oe Iowa in the open ng address this morning at the unday School Institute of tho Iowa Vlethodist churches held at the irst Methodist church A good sized gathering of teaohj rs and church members were pres ent at the mornings session All seemed to grasp the spirit of those them Questions were requently asked and many problems hat heretofore had not been touched ipon were fought out Rov Orcutt took for the subject of ils talk A three fold goal for Meth odism in He was followed by iRev Ernest A Miller Sunday school expert and head of the Meth odist schools of the city of Cleveland Ohio These men and Sunday school ex pert Rev Harry B Wilson ed schools are at the head of Sunday ers of the country and are recog nized as experts As was pointed out by the speakers today expertness and method must be recognized in the Sunday school before it can reach its highest proficiency Rev Wilson was to have spoken at this mornings meeting although he was delayed and spoke at the afternoon session He combined his morning topic with that of the afternoon which was Building a Bible The mornings gathering was open ed with devotional exercises which were followed by Rev Orcutt who spoke for an hour and a quarter Those listening pail the strictest at tention to his words as he showed a rare knowledge and Insight into Sun day school work and mapped out a system which teachers could raise tho efficiency of their classes He maintained that the one aim of the school should be to cooperate with the church aud to bring the scholars to It Need Personal Touch We must have a personal touch the Sunday school work coming om the teacher and radiating to the said Tlev Orcutt and ithout this failure Is bound to fol ow in many The pastor of a church is a force 7hich can do much good among ho scholars and It is his duty to Tork among file field outaide tho All churniios of the denomination lust boost and act together for the ommori good If tho targe aim is to o accomplished Wo must get the cholars and then we must have the roper knowledge of dealing with hem and meeting every obstacle Inch will tend to take them away n other words wa must give them omething that will interest them in he Sunday school more than any hlng they can Ret outaide of it I am sorry that the pubic school f tho country does not teach re iglon and I detest the fact that in ellectual training is being brought ahead of religious training which to my mind is the most Important and ends to the other which will come f the first Is If thechurch should place the nteilectual training cf The scholar Jury The jury In district court was dis missed until Monday morning which will be the beginning of the last week of court fo rtbis term Probate and equity cases will hetrlod the re mainder of this week Four civil cas es have been boofcd for next Special to The GlobeGazelle London May James Park and the grounds of Buckingham pal ace were crowded with police from an early hour this morning the mobill aztion of 1500 men being ordered for the purpose of opposing a projected attempt by militant suffragettes to present petition to King George The police formed a complete ring around the palace grounds as the women threatened to scale the high walls en closing tho gardens All detectives from Scotland yard are on duty and a body of one thousand patrolmen are held In reserve in case of an emergency The police broke up a large column of militant suffragette raiders who were marching on Buckingham pal ace for thepurposo of handing pe tition to the king When the Women reached the top of Constitution hill leading to tho palace the police dis persed the and arreslad Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst and sev eral other Itor in Were Sivvcd Heroic efforts on the part of the fire department at oclock this morning was the manas of saving three box cars loads of tile whicl were in a string of five cars stand Ing on the Milwaukee tracks leading to the old yards of tho American Brick Tile Company Twoof the cars were burned to the iron frame work The alarm was not turned in unti a space of several minutes after one of the cars was ablaze A gang o twentyfive or more Greeks wer working on tho night shift at th plant and were within a distance o the cars which would allow them t see them burning when they starter li has not been determined wha started the fire It is thought workman dumped plpo ashes o the floor of one of the cars Th cars waro packed tight although tho doors not shut and the floor covered with straw as a proteotlo against breakage ahead of the religious training then he church stands for nothiilg and all that it haa dono has been lost We must also havo a definite process of evangelism in the school and Rev Orcutt showed several in stances of the teacher in tho Sun day school being the power that has wrought the scholar to the bettor wav The program for the afternoon and evening session follows Afternoon Evangelism in tho Sunday Rev O G Or cutt Building a Bible Rev Harry C Wilson This will be followed by a confer ence on the same Tho Leg Rev Ernest A Miller This will be followed by a confer ence on tho same Evening Methodisms New The Empyrean quartette will Blag at tho meeting this evening j ;