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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1917, Mason City, Iowa be ITJason City VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 24 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS Premier Says There Is to Be No Separate Peace by Slavs SOCIALIST PAPERS BEWAILS ATTITUDE I Says Teuton People Will Nev er Permit Military Domin ation After the War ft Empire Day Being Observed Through British Kingdom London May isEmpire Day Great Britain Is observing thd holiday as a national food pledge Everybody is expected to sign a pledge In response to the kings proc lamation appealing for economy and frugality Already two million people have signed and ou todays result practic ally hangs the decision between vol untary and compulsory rationing RIOTS IN PORTUGAL Amsterdam via London May The socialist newspaper VorwnertK of Berlin says recant statements of Pre meir Lvoff and Foreign Minister Te roschtenko of Russia expressing de termination to continue the war are a gieat disappointment to those in Germany who expected a separate peace quickly with revolutionary Russia The newspaper says Germany a policy was not dictated by PanGer the statements of theRus sian ministers would never have Itjjeen made had Chancellor Von Beth SmaunHollweg replied fully and aat isfactorily to the interpellations ot the social democrats regarding the yrar alms and the desires of Austria and Russia and also those of tho German government and Ger man people do not in the least think ofsubmitting to domination of mUi taryism after the war ami they will the less think of extending auch dom lination over the other nations the newspaper declares DISMISS PREMIER L Peking May Chinese pre fjmier has been dismissed and Dr Wu I former the LiUnited form a new cab f action probably will end f In make V posStbie a declaration of war by Chi against Germany Forest Fires Are Again Breaking Out Bayfield May fires controlled by the showers broke out anew on Madeline Island aa a result of high winds and much territory Is being damaged TROUBLE AT LISBON Madrid May the cap Hal of Portugal is under bombard ment by the Portuguese fleet accord Ing to advices It is added that the marines and police are joining with the rioters whose main grievance ar I Jses from the food conditions BANKER KILLS ROBBER Ardmore May the result of an attempt by three bandits i to rob the First State Bank at Tus kahoma Oklahoma today one of the robbers was shot to death by the cashier andtwo other bandits are dy ing from their wounds WILL CONFER Birmingham May general assembly of the Presbyterian church In the United States southern Presbyterian decided today 142 to 40 in favor of appointing a commit tee to confer with a like committee fro ill the northern branch of the church on the question of union First American Troops Landed London May first de tachment of United States army ea glrieers under command of Major Parsons arrived In London this ev ening The second unit of the Amer ican hospital corps has reached Great Britain CUB OFFICERS AT SNELLING HAVE MUMPS Paris May 24 A dispatch from Lisbon says agitation there on ac count of high prices of provisions as result of which a number of persons were killed and much damage to property done has subsided WAR COUNCIL MEETS Washington May 24 The Red Cross war council headed by Henry P Davison began its first conference here today making plans for the war relief fund Representatives of over forty cities were present A hundred million dol lar fund under Chairman Davlsons plan is to be used not only for Red Cross relief for Americans but also for the destitute in foreign zones Welcome Joffre on Return to France Paris May 24 Enormous crowds cheering tumuHuously welcomed the French mission to the United States On Us arrival here from America Pre mier Ribot and Minister of Interior Malvy and other members of the cab inet were at the station to welcome the envoys Why this is like New ex claimed Marshal Joffre as automo biles conveyingthe members of the mission from the station halted on account of the density of the cheering crowd Police lines were broken through by the throngs of spectators who surrounded the automobiles waving flags and handkerchiefs Over twenty persons joined the local Red Cross society yesterday ac cording to W E In charge of the headquarters in the First Na tional bank There seems to have been quite a growth of interest In the work of the society during the last day or two since Mondays meeting and the activities of the womens committee of a hundred aad the mens committee of fifty are be ginning to be felt The benefit production at the Star theatre tonight which ia being large ly advertised Is also expected to prove a big stimulus to the cam paign The big boost will come however when the permanent office is opened on the ground floor of the M B A building where the women of the city will assemble to prepare bandages and other necessary supplies for the Red Cross hospital units Fort Srielllng May cases of inumps and one of measles have broken out among the student offic ers Inthetraining camp here Major Greenleafof the medical corps an today All are being treated at the camp hospital A fwo hour cross country hige in Ilglit marching order was todays feature Twentyfive national guards jnen were added to the roster coming from Nebraska Iowa and the Da kotas PREHN WILL WRESTLE HEJfGEL AT CHARLES CITY Two classy wrestling matches are to be staged at Charles City on May 80 aa a part of the Decoration Day H celebration Paul Prehn of this city Jy meet Henry Hongel of Dubucjue In a finish match and Helmer Myre heavyweight wrestler of Forest City will meet Bill Hokuf of Omaha Ho kuf will weigh In at 235 pounds which Is 65 pounds heavier than Myre A ball game will be played In the afternoon by a team representing Mason City and tho Charles City team Interest in Work Seems to be Pick ing Up According to Society Officers Several German Aircraft Raid East Coast Counties Dur ingthe Night BRITISH TRANSPORT SUNK BY SUBMARINE Over Four d London May 24 Four or five Gorman airships raided ho east ern counties of Kuglnnd last night it is officially announced The airships dropped bombs arid escaped although London May The British transport Transylvania was torped oed May 4 with aloss of 41 S persons The official statement says the ves sel was sunk in the Mediterranean with a loss of 29 officers and 373 of other ranks also ships captain Lieutenant S Brennell and one offic er and nine of the crew The Transylvania an Anchor line steamship of 14315 tons has been in the service of the British government since May 1915 There are no recent reports of her movements When she first was taken over by the British she was engaged in transporting troops to Gallipoli Th vessel was built in 19 14 especially for passenger traffic between New York and Medi terranean ports Parts May It is officially an nounced the French lindr Sontay bound for Marseilles from Saloniki with H44 passengers was torpedoed April 16 with a loss of 45 lives Cap tain Mages went down wth the ship New York May 24 The Anchor line steamship Transylvania was sunk off tho French Italian coast It jvasJeained here the sur vivors how many H is riot known here taken into Savona Italy There they remained until May 12 cared for by the populace and ad ministered to by Red Cross authori ties When they left Savona on an other vessel for an unnamed destina tion thousands of persona assembled at the shore cheering their depart ure Captain Bnuell who lives in Scot land and who commanded the Tran sylvania when she went down is one of the oldest captains in the Anchor line service Guardsmen Are Ordered to Fort Snelling Camp Mason City Soldiers to Report at Ft Snoliing Not Later Than SaturOuy Night Commanding officers of local Na tional Guard companies received or ders General Guy E Logan this morning fqr the dis charge of the five enlisted men desig nated to attend the Ft Snelling train ing camp as candidates for commis sions The order inclosed the creden tials which the men will present and they are directed to report at the camp not later than p m Satur day May 20 IMsehnrges Written In compliance with the orders Capt Carman today wrote discharges for Sergt Seymour Wells supply ser geant of Company A Sergt Fred Pet erson Its mess sergeant and Private Emmons Campbell Capt Clark has under the same order discharged First Sergt Charles M Hayden and Sergt Roy B John son These two men were promoted since the Issuance of the order for them to go to camp The local captains have impressed on the men that they have an oppor tunity to help show the regular army tie material the guard is made of and that they will be expected to make every effort to come out with a high ly creditable showing and commis sions The captains feel that the Mason City selections are the possibles from their companies and were much gratified that the records of the men they certified were such that every man on their original certificates of recommendation was accepted in Company As instance there being three from the company the only company in the regiment thus honor ed Niivat Activity London May German naval activity in the Baltic on Tuesday is reported In a central news dispatch from Copenhagen Yesterday violent cannonading lasting throughout the night was heard along the shore Houses on the southern Danish Is land shook HANK INCORPORATED Des Moines May G C JBagley of Mason Is president of the Farmers Savings Bank of Rock Falls Incorporated today with a capital of ten thousand dollars J B Gra ham of Rock Falls is cashier French Leader Honors Franklins Memory One of the most interesting ceremonies former President Reno Vivian and General Joffre have taken part in since they arrived In the United States was the placing of a wreath on the tomb of Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia This photograph shows tho French leader plac ing a wreath over the grave while General Joffre watches In tho irrounfl President I5ievnrier and Other High Officials on Trip of Inspection Ovr cr the The special train carrying W H Bremner president of the Minneapo lis St Louis railroad F B Town send vicepresident R G Kenly general manager G W Seldel su perintendent of motive power A B Cutts general passenger agent J H Reinholdt chief engineer IS B Heliu chief special agent of Minne apolis and J P Houston division superintendent of Oakaloosa arrived in Mason City at last night The trip over the division is hi the nature of a thorough Inspection trip No schedule is being made The train ia running as a special without rights which allows as much time for slops as desired Starting from Minneapolis at 8 oclock Wednesday morning the party made several stops arriving at Albert Lea at After a short stop at Albert Lea arrived here early In the evening making Mason City their headquart ers over night This morning the official party called on several of the local manu facturers and producers including the Jacob E Decker Sons packing plant and the Northwestern and Le high cement plants In speaking of Mason City as a manufacturing center President Bremner stated that Mason City had made wonderful progress in the manufacturing world Mr Bremner hag been in the city several times on different occasions and says that tho Improvements that have been made within the past few years ard wond erful Commenting on the rapid growth of Mason City General Manager R G Kenly stated that without a doubt Mason City has advanced more rap idly than any other city on the divi sion Beaiutiful residence districts of the city also created a favorable Impres sion upon the officials and were ob jects of many complimentary re marks After calling on the city officials tho party was taken in automobiles to the cement plants The Inspection of tho plants is a matter of interest to the railroad men as many tons of the product is moved by the M SL L every year and the source of sup ply is an interesting feature Leaving this morning at 11 oclock the train will stop at Hampton Ack ley and other towns along the road The party will probably arrive at Marshalltown this evening where they will remain until tomorrow morning Marshalltown is of special interest to the party as it is the boy hood home of both President Brem ner and VicePresldent Townsond The party will probably reach Pe oria Saturday evening The return trip to Minneapolis will be made over the main line of the road coming back through Dea Moines Oskaloosa and Fort Dodge Mason City has been one of the most interesting stops that have yet been made Mr Bremner stated that the progress of Mason City and the Minneapolis 9t Louis railroad Is of mutual Interest as the service of the road and the cooperation of the local manufacturers has made pos sible many strides forwardfor the Jclty and the railroad Presence in Mediterranean Of ficially Announced in the House of Commons Presenting Camp Proposition to Regular Army Men By Associated Press St Paul May tatives of Mason City came hero today to tell the members ot the army board which will select the site for the northwestern train ing camp why the camp should be located at Mason City They neglected howover to bring any facts regarding the land avail able so returned home to get some which they expect to for ward by telegraph NO 163 ARRIVAL WAS FIRST NOTED LAST WEEK Considerable Number of Light Craft Are Now at Work In Southern Seas London May 24 The arrival of a considerable number of light Jap anese naval cvraft in the Medlter anean to cooperate with the naval forces of the wus announced in the house of commons today by Lord Robert Cecil minister of the blockade A Paris dispatch of last Friday says a number of Japanese gunboats arriv ed at Marseilles NEUHO Candidates for Des Moines Gump to IJo Selected Washington May ers of the six army departments have been instructed to select from the negro applicants for enrollment at the special officers training camp to be opened at Fort Des Moines next month the following apportionment from each department Northeastern forty eastern two hundred and forty southeastern four hundred and thirty central one hundred ninetyfive southern seven tyfive western twenty This Is ex clusive of two hundred and fifty non commissioned officers and enlisted men to be assigned from the negro regiments of the regular army Lake Shipping Is Stopped By Storm Dulutli May Lake shipping faces probability of another tie up an official dispatch from upper lake points Indicate Storms are raging near the Soo At last reports shipping at both ends of the locks is completely tied up TOS1C OWN SUPPLY FIRST Washington May 24 That the Canadian surplus wheat crop will be drawn upon by the allies before the surplus of the coming harvest iu thn United States Is touched for export is likely to be a decision of the food administration in outlining tho meth od of filling of the food wants of the warring allies Representatives of the European allies who are In con sultation with Mr Hoover on the sub ject almost dally are said to have ap proved this plan Representatives oC the Mason City Chamber of Commerce this morning presented to the board of regular army officers which is considering the selection of camp sites Cor train ing of the north western increment of the conscripted army the citys prop osition for furnishing a camp site here Members of the committee arc Mayor Potter C H McNider Frank Haulon and Floyd Douglas secretary of the Chamber of Commerce The hearing was held at the Army Bulldlner St Paul at oclock this morning the appointment hav ing been made with Col Marogan senior officer of the board by phone yesterday The committee was fur nished with complete data about the site available the of which can range upwards from 400 acres to the largost amount that can be required Ues Moincs Busy Des Moines also is busy trying to get the divisional camp but It ap pears from stories in the Des Moines papers plans for handling tiie matter there are no where near as fully ma tured as those here Also It is hop ed that the fact that Camp Dodge and its environs the site offered is on but one railway and that a small one will militate against Us selec tion Also Mason City with ta great railway center is much nearer the center of population of the district than Des Moines Several Thousand Dollars In Sub scriptions Have Come in Since Yesterday BIIJ PASSKI Washington May 24 The war revenue bill passed the house late yesterday 32 to 76 The measure will raise more than two billion dol lars If not amended in the senate It Is said however that the latter body will reframe it to produce not more than 1 600 000 000 a year in excess of the normal Income of the government under present conditions If that does not suffice war taxes will grow with the government needs and every citizen will havo to do his share no matter how burdensome 1LKADS Minneapolis May Iled enbaugh confessed slayer of Alice McQuillan Dunn of St Paujj today pleaded guilty when arraigned on a charge of murdering Patrolman Connery of Minneapolis ARM IS FRACT17KED Max Rockwell son of Arthur Rock well of this city sustained a com pound fracture of the left forearm this morning when he fell from bicycle He was taken to Park hos pital where the fractures were reduc ed No Americans Can Attend Socialist Meet in Stockholm Publicity campaign for the float ing of the Liberty bond issue Is hav ing its effect loyally according to Maaon City bankers and subscrip tions are commencing to come in at a more satisfactory rate Between five and six thousand dollars of bonds have been subscribed here I since noon yesterday One bank re ceived two mail orders this morning All bankers say now that there is every reason to believe that this sec tion of the state will take its full share of the bonds Small Subscriptions It is pointed out however that the subscriptions thus far are all small ones and that the money men are not yet beginning to loosen One bank officer said that it was the same class of men furnishing the bond subscriptions that make up the national men of limited means and that no more wealthy mens names in proportion are on the bond list than on the guard ros ters Installment Pliiti The City National this evening carries an announcement of a plan to dispose ot the bonds on the install ment plan a dollar a week to buy a bond and 2 a week for a bond a year being allowed for pay ment Sumo Elsewhere Des Molnos bankers at tho Group Throe convention at Iowa Falls yes terday told Mason City bankers that the situation was the same there but it was felt that the publicity cam paign would soon bring in sufficient subscriptions Second Phase of Offensive There Has Now Began Says Gen Maurice NINE THOUSAND MEN ARE TAKEN Big Gains Recorded by Ital ians on Sector From Cas tagniv to the Sea Homo via London May ItaU inn yesterday broke through 10 AustroHungarian Iinos n to the acl1 over jirisoncrs says the Italian war department statement lL that the ices had occupied part or I be are of the CastagnavizBoscom ani1 Ilacl Moacamalo ninn town ot Ja and strong forts east of Piet rarossa and Bagni WDThe at first were surprised and nonplussed To wards evening they launched uount ei attacks but weru repulsed Italian airplanes numbering KJO dropped ten tons of bombs on UM UiS General Maurice said all objectives alt 3 hUl beo BainQd in HP rT ratlons Woultl bo Slv n the official communication to issued at Rome later In the day Jn Sceand London May The Italian of fensive entered into its second stage with the new and important gains be tween Georizla and he soa Major General Maurice siild to the Associat ed Press The nwt day nf hc new the capture of over prisoners IVeneli Hold Own MMy counter s n the region of the Vauclerc iateuu wtre repulsjrt night with heavy losses t is annoullo ed by the wuv of fie the Fl tak en SbOO prisoners in this district Expect Orders to Open the Station Two recruits Cor the regular army who enlisted this morning will be sent by the locil recruiting officers to Omaha tonight They ire Frank D Browning of Mason City who joins the signal corps and Robert C Boyd of Mason City who enlists for lie field artillery Washington May 24 Tho state department has announced that no passports will be issued to anyone desiring to leave the United Statea to attend the conference of socialists at Stockholm to discuss peace Americans now in Stockholm or who might go there without passport to participate In the convention will be subject to penal provisions of the Logan act of 1770 MARTIN IH DEAD Too Martin of ttjvf Hampton the man P If Konzen is alleged to have impersonated when ho Is charged with fraudulently getting an in jury settlement out of tho M St has been lead two years accord ing to Mayor T A Potter who knew Martin Martin and Konzen origin ally from Now Hampton wero warm friends in Martins lifetime New Hampton men whom Konzen asked to go his bond have refused to do so and lie Is still In jail ELKCTION TODAY Ventura May school doction to vole on plans tor consoli dation of rural sschools In this vicin ity is being held here today A large vote is being polled M n Fnyram o fthe state department of public In struction addressed a meeting on thu subject here last night XO STARVATION Waite Goes to Chair at Sing Sing Tonight N Mny ttiree days of tho first anniversary of his conviction Dr Arthur Warren Walte a young dentist will die in tho electric chair at Sing Sing prison at 11 oclock tonight for the murder of his wealthy fatherinlaw John E J3eck of Grand Rapids Mich XXQVKES via Paris May mer Quean HanaviUona of Madagas car ia dead at her home here The queen has boon living in exile in Al giers since when she was do posed by the French following an antlchrlstian outbreak in Madagas car State of War Now Exists Is Opinion of Brazil Minister Hio Janeiro May Minister Nilo Pecanha declared In tho council of minlatcrs according to newspapers that it is not noccsajiry for Brazil to declare war on Germany because idle has been virtually forced into a state ot war by circumstances He asserted the torpedoing of ttic Brazilian steamer Tljiica did not es sentially modify the stuation creat led by the destruction of the Parane Ienfiold Huys Austria Not Vet lit Tluit St Washington May 24 Former Ambassador Penfield who has just returned from AustriaHungary aaid today at the White House that there is no starvation in that country but a great deal of deprivation He sntd Uio morale of the people in AustriaHungary 13 good because the only information they get la giv en In newspapers cehsoixu by Uio government People there still bellevo Germany and Austria fire winning the war Mr Penfield aald PAKKRR LII Sweeping Order Itoozc in Port Houston San Antonio Texas May 24 For the first time since the establishment of Fort Sam Houston as an army post it was Impossible today to obtain any kind of Intoxicating liquors at the two clubs which officers maintain there A sweeping order Issued by Brig Gen James ParUer acting command er of the department also prohibits the possession of liquor In quarters by soldiers or Its snle within limits of Fort Sam Houston or Camp Wll Bon IIASK BAM MAGXATKS TO All SOIJJIKits FAMILIES Chicago May national baseball commission launched a movement today to raise n patriotic fund for the benefit of soldiers de pendents by recommending the play ing of Sunday baseball In six eastern cities The proceeds of the games will be donaled to the fund The highly unsportsmanlike bean ball was legislated out of existence by the commission It is y ball thrown directly at the batsmans head to shake his nerves Pitchers prcim ed guilty will oe expelled froi organized game ;