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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1917, Mason City, Iowa LET ME DO IT This is what the GG Want Ada Bay to willing to WORK and GET RESULTS for you They coat but a few cents VOL XXIV REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WOltLDTODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAY iTHE WEATHER MASON CITY AND Generally fair tonight and Sunday cooler tonight 4 OCLOCK EDITION i Strike Sharp and Heavy Blow on the Crown Prince Line i I BRITISH WILL BEGIN VIAJOR MOVEMENT ALSO I General Calorno Is Still Ham mering Austrian Line with Marked Gains Turning to the aggressive on the Aisne front in northern France where they have been perlatent Germaa attacsk for weeks past tho French yesterday struck a sharp and heavy blow at the Crown Princes line This stroke which may prove to be merely a local affair or the beginning of a more extensive movement in this region seems to have given General Petaln a firm hold on the ground gained The attack followed a week oE almost total Inactivity on the French front except for small op erations such aa trench raids and minor surprise thrusts The British have likewise been abstaining from the institution of any major movements but there are aigns in the increase oE tlie artillery fire on the Flanders front that a renewal of more ac tive operations by General Haig maynot be far distant Later advices from the Italian front show General Cadorna again hammering at the Aus trian lines at selected points and gradually improving his posi tions French Gains Paris Sepl troops on the Aiane front opened an offensive yestetday afternoon in the Hurte bfse region In one sweep they car rled all their objectives on a front of mole than threefourths of a mile to a depth of more than 300 yards and held it against three coun ter attacks Prisoners to the num ber of 150 were taken To Attack Riga London Sept failed in All their direct attacks by land to break the Russian front and capture Riga Russias principal naval base on the the possibility that thfc Germans are now preparing for ati offensive by land and sea is forecast the maneuvers of their torpedo J bpat destroyers submarines and mine sweeping trawlers in adjacent waters I and in aerial attacks in the Gulf of f Riga Forty enemy airplanes have drop bombs on Russian warships and harbor works and raids also were car f fries out against Islands in the gulf War Offices Silent What damage if any resulted la knol stated in the Russian official com School Wins Fine Trophie Iowa City Sept 1 low Citys high school has established th unusual reeoid of having won fiv times in nine years the trophy va ued at offered for the bea marksmanship and open to team from any high school in the Unite States The trophy known as tho Jth Jacob Astor trophy is a handaom silver eup about eighty inches i height finished in eatin or full si ver and bearing the names of th winning teams the dates and th scores The Iowa City high school team are in the running for permanen possession of tho cup which goes to the team with tha greatest nuir her of victories in twenty years The 1917 local team consists o the foliowlug members Otis Garner Percy Osborne John Dondoro Justin Kelleher and Clyde Smith The win ning score this year was 985 out o a possible The highest scor made by any team In the nine year ie 994 Game Warden Issues Notice to the Hunter Des Moines la Sept C ETinshaw state fish and game war den has notified wardens of Iowa hat the duck hunting season will no segln until September 16 He ha instructed wardens to sea that hunt ng does not begin before that date to forward to the state fish and ame warden any evidence agains hose who shoot dueks before tha ime Rigid prosecution of any such oases is planned it was said Will Get Into Germany Sure Washington Sept there a evidence soon that President Wll ons note rejecting the peace propos als of the pope has been circulated In Jermany steps will be taken to makei ertain that the document reaches ai east a large number ot the eople involved to lnfon f munication Neither the Russian nor Berlin war cut nuMHitia iiui uertin war of flee has announced the recommence ment of infantry activity in the I marshy district west of Riga where j recently the Germans made advances I although Berlin says northwest of tnDvinSk in the region of Ilukst the are carrying out raiding op The situation on the other II sectors of the Russian front has not materially ij The Italians are still making gains on the Bainsizza plateau north of and also nave renewed their offensive on the Cargo plateau More Cnptiirecl S More than six hundred additional Austrian prisoners and five machine guns have been captured in tho Bain slzza region South of this region the dominating peak of Monte San Gabriele more ground has been taken On the Carso plateau air planes are aiding in the attack Aside from the artillery duels which are violent at various points along the front in Belgium and France only minor operations are taking place There hoa been rather heavy fighting on several sc Vors in Mace donla where the French have re pulsed Bulgarian attacks near Srka DI Legen and west of Monastlr he United States cannoOiiscuss a pence involving of the rord of the present rulers at Berlin Secretary Lansing said today it vas assumed that within a reasonable ime newspapers of the European leutfals would carry this note into 1C this should be prevent he said some other way would It was recalled that the presidents ar message was dropped behind the Jernmn lines of allied irmen No information has beon received t the slate department regarding ie submission of the replies of tlie ntente powers to Pope Benedicts ppeal Until these replies are made t least it 1s regarded as improbable jat the Vatican will undertake a ejoinder to the message of Presi ent Wilson Reply Hocoivod at Vatican Rome Sept Wilsons reply to the popes peace proposal was presented at the Vatican today by Count de Sails the British minis ter RADICALS Washington Sept the first test of strength in he senate on war profits taxation the radicals were defeated today when the senate re peeted the maximum amendment of Senator Johnson California tor a gross levy Of 80 per cent on war pro fits The vote was 62 to Ln Folletto Immediately after the defeat of the Johnson amendment which mustered less than the twentyfive votes ex pected by leaders of tho radical tax group Senator La Follette made a speech on his amendment for maxi mum of 72 per cent graded down to 48 per cent The senators voting for high taxes Included Senator Kenyan of Iowa La Toilette Oronna and Johnson from he central northwest MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1917 LYN KELLY HISSED TO IHEVILLISCA AXE Attorney General He Has Confession Sjig by r DE YESTERDAY Said to Cover Every Point of Kellys Whereabouts and Actions at Time Deg Moines Sept tion of his plan for the trial of George J Kelly an itinerant man on an Indictment growing out of tha Villisca ax murder of 1912 was announced today by Attorney General H M Havaer following Kellys alleged confession that he Committed the murder Kelly win ibe placed on trial at Red Oak Iowa next Tuesday un ess he plea of not guilty is charged in tho Mr Havner said today The state is rteady to proceed with the The written confession Kelly Is alleged to have signed council said he Dialer repudiated will be among the important evi dence intrqducect by the state it was said A number of witnesses also will be called to bearout the point of confession so far as is pos sible Mr Havner said tho alleged con essioV could not ire made public n detail until presented at tho trial jut he reiterated today that t was complete in every covering every point from tha time Kelly the home of Rev w J Bwing where he retired the night the mur June Mr Havner announced Celly also confessed that he caused he fire thai destroyed a number of iomes in Surtton In 1915 Kellys confession Is alloged to lave ibeen made yesterday morning o the county attorney and sheriff f Harrison county in the jail rogan Iowa where he has beon leld on an indictment charging him vith slaying Lena Stillinger aged 1 one of the eieht victims nf PRICE 3 CENTS Helps Hoover in Campaign to Save American Food iss CATHERINE Miss Catherine J MacKay presi dent of the Ameriman Home Econo mics Association and dean of tho di vision of home economics in the Iowa State College of Agriculture has become a member of the ad visory committee on home econo mics in the campaign Herbert C food administrator ia waging to get American women to save food She asks them to save by careful buying proper cooking and sau eating x murder FROST WILL MISS IOWA Washington Sept weather predictions for the week beginning Sept 2 is v sued by the weather bureau Include Plains states and upper MIs eisslppl valley states ycneral ly fnir except for showers on Wednesday and Thursday moderately cool weather Light frost probably in north ern border states latter part of week MORR IOWA GUARDS ARRIVE N Sept Y C A work at Camp Cody Is In ull swing so far as entertainment o troops on the ground Is concerned The NebraskaIowa and Nebraska Minnesota bulldinr are finished and two others soon will be according to R F Denison director The admin istration building IH nearly ready Two Rinall well known makes ot automobiles arrived today One la a delivery and Ihe other Is a touring car for the use of he secretaries The building which has been In operation for two weeks is now the Iowa building due to the Iowa bri gade being located In Its section There was something sointr on at this buildlne every night this wsek Stunt nights were Tuesday and Thursday Thn Mlnnesotana did the stunts Tuesday The Nebraskans will use different V buildings due to the brigades not being together The Fifth and Sixth regiments have one building while the Fourth will share buildings with Victims of the ax murders slain he night of Juno 9 1912 In the ome of Joe B Moore at Villisca rorQ Moore his wife and their four hildren and two girls visiting the anuly The six children were all ndsr 12 years of age Red Sept 1 with Judge T D Bolnes of Sheldon Iowa pre ding the trial of Lyn George J telly an Itinerant clergyman larged with lulling one of the vic ma of the Villisca ax murders will art In district court here next Tues ay September 4 The special venire of seventyfive urymen ordered by Judge E B oodruff at the time the date for ie trial was set has not been drawn nd It is understood the drawing ill not take place until just before e jurymen are to be subpoenaed Kolly is to be tried on an Indict ment charging him with the slaying of Lena Stillinger 11 years old who was visiting at the home of Joe Moore with her sister ilia night in June 1912 that the entire Moore family of six and the two Stillinger girls were killed with an ax their heada literally hacked to pieces Kel ley has been In jail at Logan since shortly after his arrest last May The Montgomery grand jury has been in session for more than a week and though nothing official has been given out in regard to the exact nature of their deliberations it is said part of their work had to be with some angle of the Vllllsca mur Minnesota Thirty have enrolled in tho Spnnlsi class of S R Hernandez in the Iowa building Vancouver lor A Roberts Fourth U S RnRinoars wan found dnnd In lila quixrtnra at the hero today with a urK nhot wound in hla heart A hoard of Inquiry found that tho wound was Rolf inflicted ders Among witnesses summoned before the grand jury several heard last spring in connection with the grand jury Investigation of the case against Kelly They Included Rose Moore Joe StlllinKer father of the StiHIn ger girls Mrs Minnie J3olt Alice Willard J N Koel Joint Montgom ery H W Brandt Clarence Hiller and Ray Mann Gives Complete Account from are that the given by Kelly a son in 1914 but the Red Oak grand jury failed to Indict him Wilkerson then openly charged coat i is Jones now a member of tho state board of education and that time state senator had caused the murders to be committed Tho accusationo led to a slander suit In which Jones demanded 000 damages of Wilkeraon and which was tried at Rod Oak in December The trial resulted in a verdict for the defendant and WMkersbn has since hts actiyltiy Jones guilty Evidence Against Kelly Kelly was Indicted last spring fol lowing presentation of evidence by Attorney General Havuer and Special Counsel F F Favlile Evidence prepared for use in the trial and presented In the grand Jury room was to the effect that Kelly an itinerant minister was a guest at the home of the Rev W J Ewing Presbyterian minister ot Villlsca on the night of the murder and that he had lett tho house at an early hour In the morning to take a train for Macedonia Iowa not far distant The evidence further was to the effect that Kelly told of tlie murder on the train that morning before the crime had been discovered at Vllllsca Other evidence was that Kelly had borne a bad reputation and had got ten into trouble with government au thorities obsence letters to a Council Bluffs young woman had been confined in an insane asy lum and was ot a mental type which might commit a crime of tho nature of the Villisca slaying Knows Case Well Orval T Gillet with tlie Shepard Clough Abstract company was county attorney of Montgomery county In which Villisca Is located during the yeara of 1915 and 1M6 and came In close touch with all angles of tht Moore murder crime He was In thu office last December during tho time that H J Jones former state sena tor was suing Detective Wilkerson for slander and assisted In the In vestigation of Mansfield from Kansas City the summer before Kelly waa given a close Investigation by connty officials shortly after the murder but waa later released Working Agreement with Canada and U S Ottawa Sept working agree ment on the food problem between NO 248 II PLEASED WITH WILSONS LAST PEACE Says That President Wilsons Answer Is Not Made for Europe Admiral Scheer Sure of theiub Warfare ABUSES THE EUROPEAN AS WELL AS THE UNION Reveals Surprising Lack oi Understanding on Presi dents Part Etcetera The Hague Sept leading organs of Hollands diplomatic cap ital agreed that President Wilsons answer to the Popes peaao proposals do not bring nearer a cessation of hostilities The Nisue Courant describes the answer as a fresh war declaration clothed in paclflsta garb and an invi tation to the German people to prova their desire for peace by rising in re volt It is not clear what form of now evidence President Wilson the newspaper complains in citing the latter part of the note for judging from the text even the most favorable peace terms woudd find no accept ance if they did not eminate from t government appointed by a parlia ment heads Us comment with the title Wilsons answer Is not made for and says It can only truly and fully satisfy tlie Russian maxlmllists for the central people are left no choice but to pick out their This the newspaper declares re veals a surprising lack Of uhfier standlng on the presidents part and that ha does not realize sufficiently tfte strength OE tho intergrpwlh of Hbused the he does the states of the American union and only Beems to have the most su perficial notions of the intricacies of asserts problam the Vateiland School Attendance Sept the United States and Canada has been reached after a conference of two days between F C Wolcott rep resenting Herbert C Hoover U S food administrator and representa tives of the Canadian food admlnin I tratlon was announced from food controllers office here today RUSSIANS BESIEGED Petrograil Sept i Several thousand parsons are reported to hic W ij LJ u i y llilS been urged to lend its aid in the cam paign undertaken by tho United btates commissioner of education to secure the greatest possible at tendance this year In a letter ad dressed to state and city labor bodies throughout the United States Com missioner Claxton says For the protection ot our boys and girls against unusual temptations tofall Into delinquencies of many kinds and that they may be pre pared more fully for the work of life and the duties and responsibilities of citizenship It Is of the utmost im portance that our schools shall ho maintained In full efficiency both as to attendance and standards of work during the Continuance of the war and everything possible should be done to Increase their efficiency In oth respects Tho various labor organizations and their members throughout the country can render most valuable help in this respects I am therefore appealing to ail these organizations to use their Influence and to urge their Individual members to do all they can to the end that tho stand ards of the schools In the several Amsterdam Sept Confidence m the effect of unrestricted submar ine warfare Is expressed by Admiral Scheer commander of the German battle fleet in an interview In tho Leipzig Tageblatt the admiral de claring that he expected everything from This says the ndmlr al Is shared by all our submarine commanders and no difference of opinion exists about it in our navy It would be a mistake to name a de finite state but I am convinced that If the rate ot the sinking continues as at present the day must come when England will recognize that the war does not THE PEOPL PERSHING TAKKS VIElJTt Paris Sept headquarters of Major General Pershlng tht American commander will be moved tomorrow from Paris to a point near the training campa The first truck loads of furniture and records wore sent today and the remainder will be forwarded tomorrow General Pershlng and his staff will go tomorrow to the new headquarters All departments will maintain repre sentatives In Paris for the present General Pershlng Is greatly grati fied at the prospect of being near bin troops in the field and supervising their training preparatory to taking their places In the trenches An order was issued today estab lishing a provost marshals office In Paris Hereafter all officers below the rank of brigadier general will be required when visiting the city to register and state their business and the probable duration of their stay Social visits to Paris will not bo al lowed unless expressiv n ntliorixed p f exoen of Oil Roads Leading to Camp Dodge es Moiiies Sept dust on the roads In and about Camp Dodge the Thirteenth division cantonment near here has caused the camp com mandant Major General E II Plum jner to order all camp roads oiled The work of exterminating files ind mosquitoes ban been started by Major E D Graft former camp sau tary officer and now commander of he base hospital CU15A1V AVIATION CLU1I Havana Cuba Sept 1 Vlanuol Coronado member of the Cuban senate and editor aper La Dlscusion has added TOW phase to Cubas alliancB with the United States in the war against Ger nany by organizing an aviation unit vblch it is announced will bo offer ed to France with complete equip rient In the near future Though ather means of cooperation have as umod shape hera since Cubas decl aration of war against Germany on April g last It is believed probable rout tha enthusiasm shown by Ita that tho Escadrillc Cu as the flying unit will be call ed will bo the first body of fighting men from Cuba to servo on French soil Colonel Coronados plans called for a body of twentyfive trained aviators to comprise the escadrille hut al ready thirtythree youths who are representatives of the best families of Cuba have volunteered to take the prescribed aviation course and Indiv idually to bear the expense of their airplanes and equipment Many of tho volunteers for the escadrillo are graduates of French universities and all and are aviation en Senator Coronado has just returned from New York where ho conferred with officials of the Aero Club of America and airplane manu facturers over tho details ot the esca drllles organization Cuban military commissioners wli shortly nmimnce the promotions of 288 officers in the Cuban army in keeping with the enlargement of the islands active military force for pos sible duty later in Europe f Ruled Out at Washington They Will Charter a Steamship AND WILL HOLD THEIF DELIBERATIONS SIR On the High Seas on New Englands Rock Bound Coast Sept of the Peoples Council Of America for Democracy and peace Bald that If tho proposed peace conference is fiarred from Chicago and rulod out the national capital by official Washington a steamship will bo chartered and the deliberations held on tlie high seas of the New England CO t lootIn Otilcntro pacifists who faTlod to find an asylum for a mooting sin or Minnesota known as the Peoplas Council 0 America for De mocracy and peace began their scheduled convention here today without opposition They met in the west side audi torium No police wore present nor were there any crowds In the dis trict Aside from newspaper men no omslde personsworopaying any attention to their activity Louis P Lochner secretary ac companied by more limn a score of menvlwrs who have been battling lor two woeks with stale and local authorities in an effort to hold the peace conference In Minnesota toda or Wisconsin arrived Boys Stop Sept today ordered Adjutants Dlckson to prevent any meet 10 Council of ocrnCJr f l meetings were held I W Ort filv HIP WvM111 SOPL dl3Patch tO the lixchango Toleerrapl Crom Rays the government has declared tho Industrial Workers nf the World which was to foment strikes and blow up varfous o and eight members of the organ ization have been sonlonccd to moiitliB imprisonment IN DKRT AT DKS MOINKS the examination of tho Public accounts of the city of Dea Moines states that the public has Pnr th in whin T t S cause cause to view with alarm the way the in which I feel sure you are no less funds of the city nro dispersed interested ban I am I am taking the liberty of requesting you to brine this matter to the attention of nit the labor organizations of your cltv May T also suggest that since schools in manv cltlea open very soon after Labor Day it might be very helpful If special attention should bn given to this matter on that day Maxwell Teacher is Killed by Train Marshalltown Sept plete account of how the crimes was committed and that ho had no ac complices whatever The crime for which Kolly a spe cifically indicted is the murder ot Lena Slillinger 11 year old daughter of Joe Stillinger one of tho eight victims of munlur All eight persons who inclinlrd Jof Mrs Moore four children the family and the two liUIe on the Kanzanko 430 n the Pay Palrtrom Kanzan east a teacher in tho Maxwell was struck by a wostbound Milwati wati of Moscow early this week Icce freight train at the Metbourn sUi fms burned for thirtysix driv lion last night The body was picked ing of the population outside up by the train and carried 100 Wt the citv i girls were killed as they fllept in he Moore home niaoicie Mansfield now residing1 ul lal In Kansas City waa placed undfr Liberty Bonds rest in comuwHion tin crime following an investigation by Wilker A I V V V WILSONS Sopt 1 Pres ident Wilson invested i 00 in farm loan bonds The president recently tonic RIO 000 of ho first issue of feet and thrown under the train and Rround to pieces The remains will be lo Otlumwa today for burial Sunday She stepped in front of tho freight train Umildntf It Irnln she was ta take from Melbourn to Maxwell Prisoners Tnlcen Rome Sept 3 The number v prisoners taken by the Italians has boon Increased to Hie war of lice announces Of these 720 are of ficers Mr Co further says The debt is growing so rapidly that future taxa tion will be burdensome Salaries are drawn where no services are ren An employe may be on tho pay roll of the city while giving a great part of his time to private business Money is withheld while the city is being deprived of its lawful Inter est and at the same time Is stamping warrants for want of When the latest bond lanue is add ed to the indebtedness of the city the per capita debt baaed on the 1915 census will be In Darkest Des Moines Funds Are in Danger Des Moines Sop L Siitton ot Omaha one of KolIyH in n long distance telephone inter viow charged that dogtvo tactics weie used to obtain the alleg ed confession hut this was emphatic ally denl d by Attorney General lav ner Kelly confessed without promise of reward and with nrj third degree Mr llavner said today Ho broke clown and mndo the state ment when told new ovidenco hat been found against VO Washington Sept of any of tho European powers to reply to the popes appeal for eace has s rengthencd the growing impression at Ihe fltate department that there IB nothing m the note from the Vatican Umt cnils for reply NO government has given notice of any intention of letting President Wil sons reply stand as a statement of its position and It is not assumed by ad ministration officials that Just that position would ho taken because there are certain phases of the situation stiegcfltod In the popes communica tion affecting Homo of tho allies and not the United States upon which President Wilson did not comment PKAGE PROPOSAL Washington Sept was an nounced at midnight last night that President Wilson Is expecting anoth er peace note from the pope at any hour whichIt Is believed will contain further peace concessions from the Central The announcement as semiofficial EAJlTir SHAKES COLUMBIA Bogota Columbia Sept al earthquakes occurred In Columbia today No serious damage has been reported KICK ON Washington Sept agree ment between the Netherlands gov ernment and fod administration re leasing grain cargoes held Ameri can ports to tho Motherlands under crtaln conditions has been dlsan rovod by the export administrative oard and tlie project is In danger ot clng abandoned altogether PIIHPAHTC TO UP Washington Sept noxt Liberty loan campaign will bo launched October 1 according to present plans of tho treasury department It Is expected that tlie issuerIll ho for about and that the Biihacription bonk will close about Nov ember l ;