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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1928, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRBSS ABASED W mis CITY IOWA 22 1928 FINAL EDITION Zij JLMJg PNITBD PRB88 AJD INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL 38 CAPTURE OMAKA AX SUSPECT WOMAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR POISONING MAN Eighteen Deaths Laid at Door of Missour ian r Nov 22 Good Mrs Bertha Gifford who was always ready to sit up with the sick and who watched IS persons die writhing in paroxyisms of pain caused the state believes by poison she administered must spend the rest of her lite in an Insane 1 asylum A jury last night found the poison woman not guilty of tlie murder Ed Brinley on the sole ground that she was insane at the time of thej commission of the offense and has not recovered from such The verdict was reached after three hours and 25 minutes of deliberation over the testimony that showed she had calmly poisoned one man and two small children Suffers From Paranoia Judge Breuer will sentence her within three weeks to one of the state institutions for the insane Testi mony of expert psychiatrists from St Louis yesterday afternoon was to the effect that she was suffering from a mental derangement known as nnra noia which they said was incurable Weary from the strain of tho trial and showing the effects oC three months In tlie county jail Mrs Gif who Is S3 years old waa ushered hew WoS read l the verdict she eat as she had during the almost stolid 1y Nvith her hand supporting her face No change of expression was noticed as she listened to the brief reading by the 5udge Gene Gifford took her arm and whispered a few words of encourage ment in her ear as he led her from the room She hesitated a little with a bewildered look at the judge as she came to tho door Then she left Had Passion for Tragedy As the testimony was unfolded Mur ing the three days of the trial tho was told oC her desire for mor bid entertainment The jury heard of her passion for attending sick beds for partaking In arrangements for fu nerals for being so often in the midst of tragedy Over It all hung not only her ad mission of three murders but lii other cases for which she has been ques where death oc curred under mysterious clrcum stances while she had acted as a volunteer nurse Not a single Juror Will Rogers Says NEW YORK Nov Peopls that know them well tell me that tha CooUdges are more Interested in getting that two million dollar fund raised for that deaf and dumb school than they are in getting a job for them selves It would a mighty fine tri bute to this gra cious and charm ing woman for her to hand her old school that on March 4 And this new Governor Roose velt did you know what that ROGERS guy haa becn doing for years at Warm Springs for infantile paralysis victims No you didnt for nothing has been said about It Well look It up its a real char ity Tours WILL Copyright SENATE OFFICER ARRESTED AFTER RAID ON MAYOR icial Ignores Order to Appear in Court JERSEY CITY N NOV tt J Tha sergeantatarms of the state senate was arrested by city police last night tor entering Mayor Frank Hagues home to arrest him Hague ordered the police to release the Ser geantatarms and promised to ap pear at the office of his lawyer to be arrested Hagues assurance was conveyed by Corporation Counsel jan to Russell E Watson counsel for the caso legislative committee before which Hague failed to appear n an swer to a subpoena thereby subject ng himself to charges of contempt Democratic Leader The mayor is leader of New Jer seys democracy and eastern vice Revolutionist Ready to March on Sofia Cant Explain Ship Tragedy T w ACCOMPANIES HOOVER Henry P Fletcher ambassador to Rome is representing the state department oil the journey with Herbert Hoover presidentelect to Iatin America Mr Fletclwr is considered an authority on South American affairs North Iowa Boy Is Sht Lake Mills Youth Dies in Mason City of Lung Wound Kenneth Ness Lake Mills Is dead at a local hospital from a wound re ceived when a shotgun was carry ng accidentally discharged while he was trapping at Hice Lake Thursday norning WRECK CAUSES ARE UNCERTAIN DESPITEPROBE Officials Still in Dark for Vestris Blame BULLETIN FKDKRAL BUILDING NEW YORK Nov 21 unwillingness to criticise a dead man Captv William Banbra for mer master of the foundered steamer Vestris testified today that he would have started Inuncliing tho lifebodts at a point in her keelinc over less acute Ihan that for Capt William Carey waited TEW YORK Nov 22 the federal Inaulry Into the sinking of tho Vestris in its seventh day to day officials said that they still were tn tho dark as to what caused the loss of the liner How tons or more ot i water got into the ship what was pumped a myatay us despite allthHs said Capt A Amercjn inquiry Tho complete of coal bunkers is the explanation oflhc loss of the ship but the court has been unable to learn how such a great quantity of water got in there The various leaks described by tho chlcC engineer and others do not give us the United States Attorney Charles H Tuttle concurred in this view saying It stil remains unexplalnable We shall vhave to go further I am con vinced into the leaks thru tho rowt if portholes on tho starboard side We had testimony that water foun talned tn thru them We had evidence CABINET POSSIBILITY HOOVER SNAGS Capital City TWO FISH THEN STEAMS SOUTH vlctfon One believed her insane at the time but thot she had recovered The trial was unusual in that the fllate never attempted to establish a motive for the murder oC Brinley the Indictments for the poisoning ot the two children wero separate cases Be fore tlie final testimony was pre sented both the stato and defense had agreed that she wis hopelessly Insane hut it took the jury more than three hours officially to pronounce her so hairman of the democratic national committee The case committee has voted for conibccn investigating alleged Irregulari Property of Catholic Churches Is Stolen SAM FRANCISCO Nov 22 Following recovery of a number of rare chalices and a Quantity of vest ments In antique shops here yester day police revealed that Roman Cath olic churches in Berkeley Almeda Oaklfind and Kan Francisco had report ed theft of worth ot such ar ticles in the past months Arrests wero expected soon they said s ties in Hudson county politics The subpoena Hague honored was Issued after announcement that the com mittee would investigate the source of his wealth With Sergcantatarms Garrison when he entered Mayor Hagues apart ment was Edward Schumann a dep uty superintendent of elections Charges of disorderly conduct were lodged against both by police who said tlie two broke Into a rear en trance of the building of the Hague residence Wo want to search every Garrison is aald to have told the may rtly after from a wound in his ung According to the report he had been inspecting his trap line He is said to have found a mink in one of his traps became excited and in gome manner discharged the gun into his chest Surviving relatives include His mother and father Mr and Mrs S K NesS Ijike Mills and four sisters Mrs J Slatlum and Mrs Orin Helm dal Joice and Oiga and Gladys Ness Txike Mills Temporary plans Indicate that the funeral will be held at the Wlnnehago church five miles south ot Lake Mills The Rev J Dranschou will officiate Raid an ors wife Calls Tho mayor is not at Mrs Hague answered They brushed past her and the executives mother to search the rooms While they were searching Mrs Hague called police The raid was an Hague declared Inter If I had becn wanted for murder they could not have treat ed me with less He said that the visit of the two men caused his 90 year old mother to collapse and necessitated the calling of a physician Insurance Official Killed by Automobile 22 Daniel medical director and vies president of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company was lililecl last night when he was Btruck by an automobile while crossing a street He waa returning to his home after a dinner and theater party given by R Howard Bland president of the company when ho waa struck by a car driven by Raymond A In surance officer of the same company Dr Dunott was 61 years old Three for JloRcrs DES MOINBS re turns show that three voters In Black Hawk county wanted Will Rogers for president NEW MEMBER IN LEE SYNDICATE Davenport Democrat Ad ded Throop Succeeds Late James F Powell DAVENPOUT Nov 22 nouncement la made of the acquiring of a controllng interest In the Demo crat Publlsring company publishers of the Davenport Democrat by tlie Lee Syndicate and the Democrat be comes one of the Lee Syndicate news papers A meeting ot the stockholders of tho Democratiwas held yesterday und tJio transaction consummated Officers were elected as follows P Adler Vice B Richardson Secretar D Throop Directors of the company are E P Adler Frank D Tbroop J B Screen Star Implicated in Auto Row Alma Rubens Accused of Being In toxicated LOS ANGI3L13S Nov 22 IP A charge that Alma screen act ress was extremely intoxicated and that she thrust herself into an argu ment over an auto mobile collision which led her Ne gro maid to arl mlnister a beating to a Beverly Ifllia woman motorist drew an indignant denial frnin the actress here night Mlsa Run eus declnreI she would ask her lawyer to nrotoet my interests In tlie The chjirge was Alma Bubeo in an davit in tlm city of Cieveland A Newton St Louis former congressman has been mentioned us a possible member nt Hoovers cabinet Newton is a close friend and political associate ot the presidentelect PresidentElect Has 15 Minute Battle With Dolphin By JAMES L WEST Associated Tress Statf T j S a MARYLAND Nov 22 Having demonstrated his prowess as a deep sea fisherman Herbert Hoover pressed on today on his good will tour to Latin America The Mary land this morning was plousing stead ily thru tropical waters oft tho Mexi can coast three days distant from Amapala Honduras the president elects first port ot call The fishing expedition off Cape Sar Lucas on the southern tip o lower California proved the high spot ut tin voyage since leaving San Pedro Cal The presidentelect hauled in two fish a 15 pound dolphin and tlie Hoover Plan for Jobless ort Most of Cabinet Siding With Rebel Leader Michailoff WIENNA Nov 22 from Sofia this morning said that Ivan Michailoff Macedonian leader was reported to be threatening to march on the Bulgarian capital on short no tice The population was stated to be Public buildings were occupied by troops Streets were de serted nt 10 p m nst night Along the approaches to Petrich which is Michailoffs stronghold i bodies ot lus murdered opponents were staled to bo hanging from trees on both sides of the road The Inl s of the Macedonian organization were branded on their chests Tho revolutionary lenders men were said to be requisitioning every other NEGRO HELD BY CHICAGO POLICE AFTER MBBERY Youth Is Beaten With Own Hatchet by Theft Victim CHICAGO Nov 22 AP A negro hatclietman beaten down by his own hand ax was held here today as a suspect in the Omaha hatchet slayings The prisoner confined to the Bride well hospital under close guard said he wns Harry Gonsha 29 yeans old He was arrested early yesterday after ho had robbed the home of Alfred muelson city fireman His dq oven to clothing fitted it ot the man nought for the series of Omaha attacks Gonsha carried a hatchet In his belt when he entered the Samuelson home Fleeing he was overtaken by Samuel son who wrested the band ax from vicij witsten me nana ax thing they wanted from the terror the Negros hand and struck him stricken population whose number I eral times knocking him u being declmnted by the comitajts or irrepruars Nobody dared to goon a live uound mackerel Three Una streets after G oclock in the other members ot the party siiurec srec one fish each In 45 minutes of snort Laying aside his natty yiichtinucos tume of the yeomans cap blue coat and white trousers for old togs A meeting of the Bulgariancabinet was summoned tor today It was com mon knowledge however that the majority ot troops and officials were ilium kiuuuers lor old togs troops and Hoover left the sreat battleship whichaiding with Michalloff hove to fivo shore in a boat Picked Xwcky Spot Ivan Michallptf has been the prim Governors Confer at Labor Federation Meeting NEW OHIyEAWS ISov 22 Commonwealth governors ended their annual conference here a day ahead of schedule time to lend their moral support In the roles of nrlwtto citi zens to Herbert Hoovers proposed surplus to remedy slack lines unemployment up for final consideration by the American Fed eration of Labor today Tho governors yesterday adhered to irecedcnt by declining lo adopt rcsolu ions endorsing the presidentelect nlan for stabilizing industry of the nation But Gov Ralph o BICwater if Maine who outlined the proposal n their conference stated that seven ot the chief executives favored the movement and sajI they would put It tilo practice plan received en Ofitic consideration in nn exeou Ive session of the governors After gubernatorial response to the toover construction plan It was ac orded Informal acceptance in the la ar convention when the address ot Governor Brewstcr was read before the labor men by John P Fry secre tary ot Uio metal trades department of the Federation of Txibnr The Hoover industrial program described generally William Green president of the Federation of Labor as a full and complete indorsement of tlie wage policy of the fcderatlon Trawler Has Fire Nov La win r fire department was called to tlit James Kelly home north or town Wed nesday Little damage WHS done tlie fire being immediately extinguished He approached tho cape anc to a siiot where he had becn Inforifie by radio gre flah had been hookc by a friend a year or so ago Capt Victor A Klmberly acted as palro captain to keep off any interference from small boats that might conic from the only town along tho barrer stretch of rocky coastline Hoover first used a spinner but afte 10 minutes had passed without a strike he changed to a silver minnow Scarcely had the lino been roeler1 out when a dolphin one ot the fastest fish that swims struck and tho battl was on Back and forth the fish darted but after quarter oC an hour It to the surface where a naval officer gaffed the catch Hoover made no comment but there was highly pleased expression on his face Hoover then hooked tlie nmclvsre which made ono swift run tm drawn In Tn tho meantime Marl Sullivan had struck once and lost Then Hoover and Sullivan had a strike simultaneously but their lines becanu crossed Tho lost hir reel and Sulivnn hauled in a 15 poiini Dolphin Afrs Hoover Interested After a sin t time without luck Hoover ordered his boat to return to the Maryland nnd signalled to hfc friends who were more than a mitr away Tu then George the presidentelects secretary and Edwin TO I 5 mover df tlie internal Macedonian rev olutionary illegal as soclntton which is striving to fre Macedonia by force of since tho assassination in Vienna o Todor Aloxandroft four years ago Atter the assassination In Sofia on July 7 ot Gen Alexander Protoguer off leader oi a rival Macedonian group a bitter feud between the two organizations developed On Oct 13 Michailoff pronounced he death sentence upon all sup porters ot General Protogueroff On v 17 eleven members of the rival organization wero shot to death near etrlch by Mlehailoff supporters eorge Nandcss one ot Mlclialloffs chief lieutenants and Nandcss luljti ant were killed recently by adherents ot General Protosueroff Tile Belgrade newspaper Vreme aid recently that Mlchalloft consid red Bulgarian Macedonia an Inde icndciit country absolutely under his ontrol ardson M N Richardaon and M li Octis No changes are contemplated in the management or the polfcy of the Dem ocrat Frank D Tbroop continues as publisher and Ralph Cram as editor and the editorial policy of the paper will continue as heretofore In nddition to his duties as publisher of the Davenport Democrat Mr Tliroop also becomes vice president of the Syndicate company Niiccecii ing James K Powell whose death oc curred In July Lee P Loomis busi ness manager ot tho Mason City GlobeGazette will he secretarytreas urer of the syndicate fice Rubens battery Irs AV N Hchoelwer of Bcv H Mrs Schoelwer obtained of n complaint charging Miss maid Edna Clayton witli The affidavit also declared that Miss Rubens threatened Mrs Schoelwer with bodily harm during tiie argument The affidavit said Miss Rubens automobile occupied by the maid and it chauffeur collided win Mrs Schoel wers car which was parked at a motion picture studio In Hollywood It was alleged that an argument en sued between Miss Rubens employes and Schoelwer and a friend Mrs W O Swenson which was climaxed by the maid seizing Mrs Sctmelwer by tho and heating her In tho face with her fist Miss Rubens entered tlie picture nc the nffltlavlt when stie heard tho argument and camp out of the extremely and told Mrs Schoelwer that her maid only did what she should have done arc all Rods children There is no creed or IOWA FORECAST Fair Thursday nisht nnd Frl day rising temperature Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock a m Thursday Holiest Wednesday 47 Iowcst In NlRiit 27 Degrees At 8 A M Thursday 28 Decrees The slight covering of snow on tlie ground Wednesday morning had van ished before noon under the Influence of a bright sun and a rising tempera Thursday opened cloudy how ever and the breeze out of the north had a touch of ice about it STUDENT DIES IN HAZINGEFFORT Feud Between Rival Schools Causes Shooting Boy Held in Jail BIRMINGHAM Nuv 22 name has been lidded to the roll of football victims but this time Montress n student nt BlrmlnRhaTnSontliorn colleKo dieil from 1 pistol wound Inflicted by o 11 tUudcnt of n ivil tn stltution Howard collide ivblol ns a climax ot rivalry between the two student bodies over the nil nual football game scheduled tor Sat urday Westbrook heartbroken in custody of police today while collie heads and city officials debated thi advisability of cancelling the game which been an annual feature of the football season hure for many years Weslbrook who surrendered to po lice soon after firing tho Hbot which billed Freeman declnml he shot when Freeman accompanied by other fel low students went to a suburban flrug store whero be worked bist SEEK GANGSTER FOR U DEATH Chicago Woman Furnishes First Clew in Rothstein Killing w von ic NOV 22 odiiy for illn first tiniR wince Arnold was fatally1 shot on Nov 4 wero hunting for a definite person UH his slayrr Mrs null Ivcnies tlie blond yfums wifeof a prnvldcd tlin police with their first promisdns whcin shr partly idini liricd the pliotngmph ot a noLorimiH summit that nf a man sbn HOOII with Cieorgo McMunus gamlilir friend of Rot in jn a room of thp nk Central hotel a few hours Kirn nolhslein was shot there j The police of Delioil St and linnnts of tho iiskcd tn join in the Has Been In Omaha Atter questioning Conshn Police Capt James Dohcrty telegraphed Omaha police I believs your ax man Is under arrest tionsha who was Tiot seriously In jured when his hatchet was turned upon him by Samuelson was aomc what hazy concernlnr ot tho past week Captain Doherty Sure Ive been in reply to a question then added but not since about last He said he came to Chicago from Milwaukee I think It was yester my I don t remember exactly ho iddert Where did you get the ax the captain asked and tha answer was I got It next a basement The theft ot a hand ax from some lace near his victims home was an let or the Omaha axman In each of ila three Uncertain of Time Gonsha was asked how longho had pen In Milwaukee before coming hero nd he said Four days maybe two Jfe was not sure olice said where he had bcfors mt but thot It was St Paul Minn Samuelson told police he was awak nert early yesterday to see tlio Negro landing over him hatchet In hand he Negro demanded money and amuelson gave him all that ho had m tho house about After the robber had left Samuelson and wont after him overtaking him i distance down the street RUN DOWN CLEWS OMAHA Nov 22 tho Omahas hatchet sayer did not swing Ills weapon yesterday morning he imri for three previous ninrn s hrliiffiiiR death to three nerl ouMy won mil ns another and Injuring fifth police nnrt maln kilned an all night vigil The only in tracing the hunted ns perpetrator of the three crimes in as many dayn I was tho rcpoit that a man hatchet in hand utlcmplcd to top an auto mobile by FVanls Splker in the northern ot the city last nglit Spllier sped by the man inri called pollen A posse was organized and a wiroh that lasted fnr Into the night TIIKX TO PAGE 4 COLUMN ulc and attempted lo force him out sinking SHIP SINKING LLOYDS HEARS Greek Vessel Virginia Going Down Off Portugal LONDON Nov lniids Knd station interccpt eu a message thin morning saying that tile Greek steamer Virginia was to be hazed Alleged Forger Helil TJAVKNIOUT Nov 22 It Jnrvis arrested Tuesday nislil i forgery clmrjf was Ixiuiirl over to tlie grand jury this morning Unable to rurnlHh bond lip committed lo county juii The whkli was sent from the Cnjie Finlslono wireless station i in wild O H Greek steimriVirginia north tongltuilcs The nnsltinii given plncc the vessel about 59 off Opmtn Por tugal AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen If a man sets stili when the telephone rings it aint because hes indifferent He just hates to move if it aint for him ai he knows his wifes curiosity wont let her set ;