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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1917, Mason City, Iowa Cbe mason City meekly VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 31 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS NO 169 Program Decided Upon by a Majority Has No Official Backing Is Belief BINDING ONLY ON SOCIALIST PARTY No Annexations and No In demnities Part of Terms of the Delegates Copenhagen via London May 31 The program of the German major ity socialise delegates to the Stock holm conference evidently from th statements Dr Edward David one Of the leading no endorsement by the German govern clearly intimated the ac tionof the delegation was only bind ing upon its party and the envoys I nave no definite pledges or authoriz ation from the administration at Her I Hn Dr David does not hope peace wu result directly from the Stockholm movement The utmost he expect ia the conference willlay the basi for a peaeemovement on which peac lovers all countries can unite Tho German Idea Stockholm May peac program of the Austrian and German delegates to the socialists conferenc provides among other thinge no an jnexatlons no indemnities and th restoration of freedom oC commerc on land and sea The mala reaso for the French socialists decision1 attend the conference is their wis to to the Russian army tha all honest attempts toward peace hav f been made The British goyernmen haa to ifennit the TBrifla delegates to attend peace conference called by Russia socialists This mLst not be confus ed with the conference called by th German socialists wilting Word as to Decision Upon Location of Camp Wth the sites Mason City offers he war depaitmeut for tire concen ration camp the northwest first ncrement of to men n the conscripted army shown to the rmy camp site board and the briefs maps photographs etc in support of he citys pioposition in the hands of he pioper authorities there is ng to do but wait for arinounce ment from Washington as to che lo iatlon of the camps The geneial oiders for selection of lie camp sites appointing theboards o pick ihe grounds for thirty two amps call on the officers to report heir recommendations not later than i Tune 10 It has been announced at Washington that final decision as to he location of the camps not already decided upon will come not later than June 15 Are Optomlstic Members of the committee who showed the ctiy and the site to the army board are optomistic today as o the citys chance of getting the amp They feel there is every rea son to beleive that from everystand point the Mason City location has nade a good impression It is thought the lauds offered are as desirable as the board seen and that rom transportation and supply standpoint the vicinity is far above any other with two lines of railway running the whole length the res ervation and lines of railway run ning the whole length of the reserva tion and lines radiating from here in every direction The attraction Clear offers recreation place and source of ice supply seemsto beful appreciated by the medical officers and thepurity and the city water supply which is available for tlie main camp and the fact that the cantonments can be connected with theclty sewer system ia thought to have made a deep impres sion No Vessel Sinking Alter Torpedo Struck Her No and Passengers in Boats After Ship Sank were taken by one of the passengers from a small boat The upper picture showing the stern the vessel ipping high as her prow wentunder One man was in the ropes from the stern slipping down to the water t is not known If he was saved The lower photograph shows the life boats In a rough sea after tho vessel ank The British censor has not permitted the name ot the vessel nor the time nor location of tho tragedy o be given to the American public AntiDraft Case Is Before Courts Ponce Proposal Papal Nuncio at Vienna has reported to the Vatican it1 is understood that Emperor Charles of AustriaHungary will make im portant declarations amounting prac tically to a peace proposal In a speech today to the Austrian arath i Washington May 81 An nounbeniehta were made today that steps have been takeu by the department of Justice to prevent men subject to military registration from leaving tho country before June 5 Pacifists Tallc New York May conscrip tion act was characterized todayas both InimoraTfind unconstitutional at the first American Conference ot Democracy and Terms of Peace which in session at Madison Square with socialists and pacifists In attendance The speaker was Danel Kiefer ot incinnati He urged an appeal to he courts as the first duty of patrl lc citizens who have been draft Want No Extension Amsterdam via London May Declaration made by che semiofficial Nord Deutsche Allegemeine Zeitung of Berlin that Germany desires no extension of territory for the purpose of gggrandizement Or political or economic accretion of power Germany wishes solely to defend her own tetritory against foreign plans of conquest the newspaper says and moreover demands such guarantees as will serve for the pur pose of her future defense and self protection The statements were made in com ment on the recent speeches of Lord Robert Cecil British minister of blockade and former Premier As quith The newspaper says that apart from the imputations in Asqulths Speech the principles expounded co incide with those of responsible Ger man quarters both fdrmerly and dur ing the present war Ijord Robert Cecil said In the House of Commons May 16 that Great Britain could not commit her to a policy of returning the German colonies and the Turkish provinces in which natives have been mistreated and asked whether aucli a policy should be adopted in the cases ofPoland and AlsaceLorraine Italia Irredenta He said Germany should make re paration for despoiling of Belgium andSerbia and northern France and destroying merchant ships Asquith said that if the war is to end In an honorable peace there must be annexation and emancipa tion of the populations laboring un der despotism and that retention of strategic positions as safeguards against future attacks might be nec essary To Tax Coffee Tea and Cocoa for War Kansas May uments were begun in circuit cour ere today on the injunction petl ons filed by officers of the feder tloii of democratic control to en oiu Governor Gardner Mayor Ed ards and other state city and coun y officials the draf egistration noxt Tuesday The state is represented by F W IcAlllster attorney general Samue parrow representing local eleetloi ommissloners and Jacob Harzfeld epreaentlng Mayor The argument to be presented bj he representative of the petitioner was that registration and vi lated amendments to the federa Destitution Washington May fl nance committee decided provide in war tax bill to raise b consumption taxes of two cents pe pound on coffeo five cents on tea one half cent on sugar and threi conta on cocoa Another Important change ellmi nates present tax i2 per cent on war munitions now raising POWDER MILL BLAST Scranton May explo slon at the Dupont powder mills nea Moslac today killed Thoma Thomas and seriously burned tw Other workmen The cause of th explosion is unknown f v Local Red Cross Now Has a Sixth of the Members It Should Have Eeports from workers committees tabulated by B L Salz secretary this morning showed that the local Red Cross has a total of 573 mem belis about a sixth of the three j thousand total which has been fixed as the number the Cerio Gordo chap ters should furnish Reports have not been received from Rockwell Swaledale and Clear Lake where chapters are being formed The members are classified as fbl lows 512 at 39 at 12 at 9 at 25 1 at Cash turned over to Mr Balz totals as follows From From dance at armory Sale of Red Cross Chautauqua Club Star Theatre Of the amount on hand the Red Cross laws require that be sent to headquarters The society has to These photographs of a British ship shortly after the torpedo of a German submarine struck her fatally jturn over half of the dollar member Total Most Goos Away Belated Reports Today SKow Storms Killed at Least 10 Yesterday FORTY WERE INJURED Southern Illinois arid Missouri Swept By Tornadoes With Bad Results Last Night St Louis May stag gering in today show tornadoes in Missouri and southern Illinois caused the death of at least 11 persons and injury of forty or more yesterday and early last night St Louis May persons are known to be dead and more than a score injured as a result of a tor nado which struck Mineral Point in Washington county Missouri this The nsws was received distance telephone afternoon here over long from De Sotb The telephone operator at Potosi a few miles west of Mineral Point said this afternoon that only two and that buildings are left in the town that reports from Potosi are twenty persons wero killed Wire communication with Mineral Point is cut off All available automobiles have Nationwide Plot Columbus Ohio May plo vith national headquarters here or ganized to induce men of military ag hroughout the country to refrain rom registering for conscription next Tuesday has been uncovered by state and government secret service agents accordln gto announcement by Gov 3ox Details of the plot which la saia o have extended into many states jecame known when United States marshals raided a print shop here where practically all the propaganda iterature was printed and distrlbut ed It Is reported the plot is well fi nanced and well organized SUNK BY SUB London May of tbj Norwegian steamship Valdemar by a submarine is reported The crew was saved Washington May sent out by the World Peace associa tion C A Ryan secretary head quarters Northfleld advising the recipients to Join the association and claim exemption from army draft on conscientious objector grounds were referred today to the depart ment of Justice by the League to En force Peace which suggested appro priate action to stop the propaganda designed to law gone to Mineral Point with relief par ties but thus far have been unable to get to the town A tornado also struck Jedberg a small town between here and Jef terson City according to reports al Missouri Pacific offices Missouri Pacific wires between here and Jed berg are down Fears were expressed for the safety of two thousand children from alt parts of Washington county who at tended a Sunday School picnic being held between Hopewell and Mineral Point when the storm broke THE UTTLE New York May Na poleon was idolized by his soldiers as the tliiy Robert Bonner age 5 years of this city is the dapper little sergeant of the United States Marines and he proud ly wears his sergeants chevrons and sharpshooter medal with all the dig nity of a grownup Bob has been chummy with tlje of the Sea all his life and j was never fully satisfied until attir led in full stripes yellow chevrons medal brass buttons and costume that he is unwilling to take off even to go to bed He tells his motjrer that regu lar soldiers never take off their clothes a statement that Is not far from the truth in France at least Fred Bonner 5 Bonner Place the father of the undisputed youngest is proud of the fact that the regular enlisted Marines have accept ed his son as a comrade Des Moines May There will probably be registered In Iowa for the military lists about men next Tuesday Estimated by coun ties based on the state census which has recently been declared to be the best by any state or the nation the figures show exactly 664 Of these 00119 Gordo county will provide 2iB38 have been made up at JvoTJse for the purpose oi uaa lir checkrjrg against when thars sorts come In from cities and coun ies We have tfldu to arrive ata air basts for this said Ora Williams editor of the census who ias been giving assistance in the mat ter and I feel sure that the esti mates given out at Washington have not been well placed In the first place it Is evident1 that somebody is still laboring undeitha delusion that Iowa Is a state of losing population ap hoax too nvuch advertised every where and never having had any sound basis But even then the offi cial estimates given out overstate the matter for Iowa For Instance it is stated that there will be tenmill ion names on the lists for the United States Now Iowa has approximately per cent of the total population and on this basis should furnish men But it will The figures given outunder Washington date lines have revealed such incon sistencies that they are worthless for any consideration west of Chicago The fact of the matter is that Iowa has substantially pop ulation and ought to register as of military age and subject to the con scription about men If it goes very much above this figure It will be concluded that Iowa is grow ing faster than we had supposed of that there la very much less of the tendency to leave Iowa farms and go to the newer states or the larger Few Claim Evemption But few of the young men register ng at the auditors office state on heir cards that they will claim ex mptlon from the draft County Auditor Frost estimates that but one Time Has Come When Nation Must Act in Province of God for Humanity ships half of the two dollar member ships and all of the five dollars twenty five and one hundred dollars receipts The countys quota at this time is so the work of money raising it but oneninth done To Ship Supplies The Red Cross shop is open every afternoon and most mornings and much work is being done in It Th6 society Is getting some response to the appeal for sheets and pillow cases but nowhere near as liberal a response as there should be It Is certain however that there will soor be enough supplies to warrant ship ment to Chicago and tho first boxei will be sent out on the first gift day Thursday June 7 The society wants the women o the county before that date to do nate at least sheets and pillow cases of the required a announced a day or two ago befon that time Assaulting Forces in SonV Places Have to be Stop ped With the Bayonet iERMANS DRIVEN BACK EACH TIME May Casualty List of British Shows Terrible Cost of GainsMade By Allies Paris May Germans attacked the French lines in Ctiiiiu paigue with extreme violence at sev eral points hist night The attacking forces were chocked at somj French fire anil ut other points with Hie bayonet The Germana retir ed each time after heavy lossos it ia officially announced Tile French took sonio prisoners Including two officers Fighting was particularly ate in the region of Teton Casque FEAR FOR SAFETY OFNATidN invies Heroee of Civil War Says Wilson in Memorial Day Address Washington D May merlcas response to the call of lib rty in the struggle of the world will old the attention of all mankind resident Wilson said in a Memorial Earthquake Shock Is Recorded Today Washington May tremors were recorded today by the Georgetown University seismograph The disturbance was estimated at 4 000 miles distant if every seven ilaim or eight make such At Fort Dodge abouthalf of the nonresidents are stating that they jlaim exemption because of depend ents Only married men who have per sons dependent solely upon them for support will gain any consideration n exemption from selective service eoretary Baker has said the depart ment hopea to exempt aa many mar rled men as possible An official announcement froir he war department set at rest th jelief that every man should be ex eluded from the first levy The an nbuncement means that married men whose wives and children have mean of support will be liable to nillitar service An estimate from the census bu reau revealed the fact that almos onehalf available for draft under th law are married A sweeping exclu sion of married men would serlousl deplete the available TOVVN OF BI3KMN WISCONSIN MAY CHANGE ITS NAMft Berlin May o this city are1 seriously conslderln changing the name of tha place o account of the across th ocean While there are dozens of c ties in the United States bearing th same name this is the first so far a known where agitation has assume definite to change the name Tha Indian name of Mascouttn s sal favorably considered by man citizens this being the name of th tribe of Indians who first located th town aite and Mont Haul an attack being launched in four successive waves after a heavy bombardment large calibre guns and suffocating gas shells Drive Off Hniflers V London May hostile raid ing parly was driven off early today south of Armeutleres says the offi cial report Wesecured a few pris oners There was considerable ar tillery activity on both sides last night near Bulleeourl and on the right bank of the ay address at Arlington National metery In observing the day he said tho atural touch of sorrow is tinged ith reassurance because knowing ow the men of America have re ponded to the call of liberty there s perfect assurance that the new re ponse will come again in equal leasure with equal Tho president spoke in the natural mphlthealra in the cemetery at a meeting arranged by Ihe local grand rmy of the republic andattantied by crowd of thousands He said he did ot pity the men in whose honor the eremonies were held Envy Civil War Soldiers I envy them he went on because theirs Is a great work for Iberty accomplished and we are In he midst of a work unfinished test ng our strength where their strength las already been The time or action he said has como anfi n the providence of God AmeriftR will come once more to have an op ortunity to show to the world that ihe was born to serve In the province of he said America once more has an oppoj unity to show the world that she born to serve The president declared that no such day as this could be wlthmt sorrow he looked rather wtih eivjf on those who served their country fia the civil war because their work for Iberty Is accomplished Explosive Laden Steamer Burns at Sea Mysteriously Honolulu May members of the crew were killed when the steamship Hamakua carrying explo sives burned yesterday off the Is land of Maul of the Hawaiian group according to word rdceivedliere The vessel is a total loss The cause of the explosion Is a mystery SEIZE DUTCH SHIP Amsterdam via London May 31 to the Maasbod the Dutch steamer Pomona 786 tons has been taken into Swlnemunde FIRES PUT OUT St Paul May have quenched the forest fires In northern Minnesota district as far north as Virginia tho state forester announced today but back of reports from the north shore country whore serious fires are raging as causing considerable anxiety Forty homos have burned ia the Systematic advertising of the Lib erty Loan bond sale is bringing re sults according to local bankers More Inquiries are coming in more subscriptions being recorded though the countys quota has by no meansbeen subscribed The bankers committees will mvjet again tomorrow afternoon for fur ther conference regarding the can vass The big week on the bond salo will open June 6 PRKACHER St Paul May Charles L Hehnert pastor of the Central German Methodist Episcopal church at Minneapolis was arrested by department of Justice agents on a warrant charging him with making seditious statements His arrest fol lowed sending of an anonymous let ter In which the writer said I hope Wilson will be shot before this war la Copenhagen via London May 31 German emperor on a recent visit to the western front was receiv ed at Douai by General Von Below Gen Von Below was formerly In command of the German forces on the Monastir front having recently been brought across Europe to com mand one of the armies on front v Losses Arc Grout May casual ties as published In the May roporl show a total of officers and men Tho British offensiveon tho Arras front involving some of the severest fighting of the war naturally rosult ed in a large increase in casualties over the inactive winter season The casualtlBB for the last few months have not been received but in February the total reported was only 1243 officers men Assertion of the British that their losses are fifty per cent smaller than in tha battle of the Somme notwith standing the fact that larger forces are engaged are not borne out by tho May figures although in the ab sence of a casualties report for April early In which month the offensive was launched the showing is riot conclusive The casualties recorded In tho first three months of tho Somme drive wore officers and men In August last year tho second month of the Somme battle the casualties were compar ed with for May the second month of the Arraa battle Douglass Made New President H A Douglass president of the Northern Sugarcompany which is er ecting the mammoth million and a quaraer plant In thia city recently was made president of the Minnesota Sugar Compnay which operates a suc cessful beat sugar factory at Clmska Minn With the aew duties of pres ident of the Minnesota Company and with the duties president of the company here Mr Douglass will give UB Sila duties aa treasurer of the Michigan Sugar Company and debute his entire time to the development of tlve industry in the west In theeo two associations of which he Is president He will continue his office in De troit at 1000 Union Trust Bldg as president of both companies but will spend most of his time in the west and expects to he in Mason City much of the summer Italian Gains Rome via London May ian troops In Albania havo occupied the villages of Cerevada Velisest BRid Osoja and Cafa it is officially announced The towns occupied by the Italians are in the central part of Southern Albania This extension of the Mace donian front westward to Avlona on the Adriatic has been long held by the Italian forces Their advance io reclaiming more of Albania from Aus trian influence WILL ENTERTAIN A THE TRAVELERS district between White Leech Lake atono Earth and Boston May of the sixty aboard the Warren liner Sagamore from Boston were lost when the venae waa aunk by a mlno off the Irish const two months ago according to the former commander Captain Alexander Fenton who brought a report of the disaster Two Americans wore In the Program for the open house and smoker to be held at the Chamber of Commerce tomor row night to which the com mercial travelers of the city are especially Invited has been completed A fine eveninga entertainment will be provid ed and It is thoughtrvhe club rooms will be taxed to tneir capacity The program Is as follows America Greetings from Chamber of Commerce W A Westfall di rector Music Travelers Klosagony Quartet Hicks Parsons Harris and Williams The Traveling Man asa Patrl otic American Citizen Hon E G Dunn The Traveling Man aa an As set to Our City H E Red t field Klosagonies Unforced Remarks Anybody Lunch Cigars Visits The Erwln Wells Orchestra will piny tf 5 5 ;