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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1914, Mason City, Iowa TWICEAWEEK WEEKLY WANT The public service AVant Ads by the hundred Use them and read them daily fiEPOSTS BY WIREEACH HAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLB TODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS THE WEATHER Showers tonight and probab ly Tuesday cooler In east con trnl portions tonight VOL XXI MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15 1914 No j ALLIED ARMIES CONTINUE FORWARD MOVEMENT AND HOSTS OF INVADERS ARE STEADILY I PRESSED BACKWARDS ALL ALONG t THE LINE OF BATTLE LONG LINE OF COMMUNICATION HAS MADE SUPPLIES HARD FOR GERMANS TO GET AND MANY DODIES CAPTURED ARE REPORTED TO HAVE GRY AND BAADLY DEMORALIZED GIVING UP READ STAND MADE ALONG DEFENSES PREPARED TO COVER RETREAT The right and center of the German army of invasion in France is withdrawing and the left wing is stoutly resisting the advance of the allies according to the best obtainable information The German crown prince appears to be holding bis own in the vicinity of Verdun Capture by the Germans of a fortified position southwest of Verdun and the battle between Paris and the River Marne are described in a report from German headquarters and also noted in earlier press dispatches The British statement revieiys the operations of British in France from September 4 to 10 but reveals nothing new in the reports Concerning the fighting in Russian Poland and Galicia the reports are conflicting It appears that the Austrians have met very serious reverses but contin ued struggles establish that they are continuing operar ticus in East Prussia According to advices from Petro grad the Russ army is before the capitol at Koenigsberg but official advices two days ago stated that the Russian were bombarding Koenigsberg According to Brit ish reports the initial success of General Hindenberg in East Prussia which had been admitted in Petrograd was followed by further German triiQUiphs to the south of Kioenigsburg The armies of General Von Hausen and the Prince of Wurtemberg which constituted the center seem to be headed toward Rethel Meizeres though part of this force is reported as still resisting at the south end of the forest of Argonne It is reported that the armies of the crown prince the Prince of Bavaria and General Von Heeringen have been forced across the frontier and that the entire territory of French Lorraine has been liberated This dis position iof the German armies If confirmed makes anq other concentration in France as suggested by certain critics impossible It leaves Generals Von Kluck and Von Buelow hotly pursued by allies menaced by an enveloping movement on the left without hope of reinforcements ex cept perhaps German troops which occupy Belgium The latest news from Belgium however indi eates thereis no probability of the German troops there being able to give any assistance Paris Sept retreat of the armies of Generals Yon Kluck and Von Buelow continued at last accounts with considerably rapidity The only official comment during the night was that the allies are keeping in contact with the enemy and had crossed the River Aisne The whereabouts of the enemy were not revealed but it is evident that they do not intend to make a stand ion the line from Rheims to Soissons It is hardly Hkely it is thought here that they will halt their retreat before reaching Belgium They already have made twothirds of the distance from Provlns In the Department of Seine et Marne to the frontier The heavy rains of Saturday and Sunday are not likely to facilitate the movement of the famous 420 milimelre mortars that were to reduce Paris which require forty horses to draw them PRESIDENT WILSON WILL NOT ENDORSE FREIGHT Paris Sept is officially announced this after noon that the Germans are still retiring everywhere and are abandoning all positions which they erected to cover a possible retreat The official statement follows our left wing the enemy had prepared to the north of Aisne between Compsenge and Soissons a line of defense which it was forced to abandon Some de tachments which it had hold at Amiens now have retired upon Perrons and St Quentln tho center the Germans have taken up a defensive position behind Reims but were mi able to hold it In the Argonne region they turned back toward tho north beyond the forest of Beliioue and beyond Triasourt tho right wing tho retreating of the Ger mans is general from Nanoy to the Vosgeg Yesterday ev ening French territory in this vicinity had been complete 4y PARTY WILL TO WITHHOLD APPROVAL ONDEBWOOD POSTPONES THE OOMMITTEB MEETING PLANNED Unless President Says Country Must Have Freight Tax Majority Lejid ers W1U Droi It Special to The GlobeGazette Washington Sept Wilson probably will not endorse the freight tax in the war revenue bill in the face of party opposition Chairman Underwood of the way and means committee has called off the meeting of the committee today pending the presidents return to Washington tomorrow Nothing will be done until Wilson has had his word Unless the president says to us that we must have this freight said Underwood we will drop it immediately We cannot pass it without the presidents request Several protests against proposed twenty cent tax on domestic wines were received from the California Wine Growers Association who maintained that it would put the growers out of business BUILDINGS UNROOFED AND LIFTED FROM FOUNDA TIONS THIS A kl IMPLEMENT MAN SUFFERS ANOTHER SERIOUS LOSS OFFICIAL BEPOBTS ENGLISH PKEMIEH SATS NO SUCH STOK1ES COME TO HEAD QUARTEHS REPEATED STORIKS ARE NOT YET CORROBORATED Asquith Tells House of Commons Wnr Department Has No Infonna tion About Atrocities Pecks Warehouse Was Des troyed by Fire a Few Days and is Now Hit in New Location Special to The GlobeGazette London Sept As quitk told the House of Commons to day that no official information had reached the ministry of war concern ing the repeated stories that German soldiers had abused the Red Cross flag killed and maimod wounded and killed women and children A little hetter than two and a quarter inches of ruiiv Hell Suii Oajmid Sunday night according to the official report of BeSart though the average per son would have been willing to admit it was nearer two feet The official figures follow Ijast iiight Indies Sunday THOUGH EVENTS OF PAST FEW DAYS HAVE FAVOR ED ALLIES FIGHTING THIS WEEK MAY BE OF EVEN MORE TITANIC CHAR ACTER THAN LAST Mayor Stanton Fixes Fine of Nick Negomier Cluxrged With Assault ing Fulton at Tliat Figure It costs 15 to beat a stool pigeon according to the decision of Mayor Stanton In the case of Nick Negomiei1 which was decided late Saturday aft ernoon Nick is the man who was al leged to have beaten up Bland Ful ton and Alex Karl The Information filed against him charged him asault on Bland Fulton and no men tion was made of thejajleged assault Three witnesses were called and two or three hours spent In bringing the case to trial The witnesses tsat ed they saw Fulton after he fell but did not see Karl struck One of the witnesses is said to have been willing to testify he saw two men one in khaki and one big man running in opposite directions as fas tas possible Karl and Fulton were both disguis ed In khaki clothes The men were not allowed to testify however for the two attorneys got together and a plea of guilty was Fulton left for Sheffield Saturday night and stated he did not know whether he would ever coma back or not He said he was through with police work His fond young dreams oE being such a hero as A Conan Doyles Sheflocke Holmes or palylng the part of another Pussyfoot Sam seemed to have been knocked com pletely out of his head when the big Austrians fist struck the back of his neck The Austrian stated willingly he struck Fulton but claimed he struck him only The men who saw the trouble from the newer pipe plant state there were but three men in the party Th unexplained mystery is who hit Alex who claims he has a stiff neck as a result of the trouble Karl is quite confident somebody hit him but doesnt know who Neither does anybody else Total inches Special to The GlobeGazette Garner Sept cyclone that lasted five minutes unroofed barns lifted them off their foundations tore down telephone poles blew over trees and did considerable damage early this morning though fortunate ly no one was hurt The damages it is thought will amount to several hundreds dollars The farms damages follow J N Scrole occupied by Walter Kester 25 miles southwest Piatt Spreive western outskirts of Garner Ernest Pollock northwest port at Garner Pecks new implement store a clean path across the town surrounding country and Is thought to have been the tail end of a cyclone though no serious damage In any other part of the county has been discovered The wind came from the south west Walter Kester lives on the Scrolo farm two miles west of town and the roof of a big hipped roof barn was ramoved A cow barn belonging to Platt Sprieve a milkman who resides a half mile west of the down town part of Garner was completely de molished The barn at farm northwest 11IUTISH REPORT Special to The GlobeGazotte London Sept do tails of the operations of the British army in Franco are contained in a re port which the wnv office issued this afternoon When ths Gentian army began its eastward movement to cut the French center nccovllng to Gen French it was ignoring the British as ft factor in the fight The allies began u gen eral advance September 7 against the German realguard on their right wing which has boon loft along the River Orucq The Hritash army was reinforced imd the Germans began a retirement on their right Soptonjbor 7 It was the first time they luidl turned back since tho battle of MOHS According to letters found on pris oners the Germans luul expected tn enter Paris within a few days The order to retreat was a bitter disnp liotntment The British crossed tho River Mnriie on Sept 0 and with the French on the lOth they captured a large number of prisoners niauy bis Sims HBSy transport wasronB The Germans of the right army seemed demoralized They were without food and surrendered readily according to the British report the Ernest Pollock of Garner was lift ROUT Pails Sept 14A Velrogaia dis patch to tho Matin says Tho Austrian army has been de stroyed beaten or surrendered over the entire front Tho first Aus trian army commanded by General Auffenburg lost SOO officers men and 400 cannon The second army lost BOO officers and men and Burglars sometime Saturday night entered the Vulcan Iron Works on West Fifth street and took away mechanics tools valued at between and 300 and escaped without leaving a clue though there were many evidences of their visit This is the second time they have been in there within two weeks and on both occasions property of considerable value was secured The robbers on Saturday night took tihe complete outfit of O C Hanson one of the machinists and all the tools of Henry Nelson with the exception of the tool box Mr Hansons tool box was found empty outside and on the west side of the building Two weeks ago robbers took a very expensive magneto and coll and their apparent success on that visit probobly prompted them to again try their luck on the building Entrance was effected by breaking in a window on the east side They were probably there early In the evening for families adjacent to the place heard no noises about the shop during the night Some of the neighbors were down town in the evening and it is thought possibly the crime might have been committed then Hans of the machinists at the Vulcan Iron Wjorks thinks himself mighty fortunate for none of his tools were taken His box was close to the floor and dark colored and tiWs la probably the only thing that saved Jk ed off tho foundation and there was some damage done to the porch on the house Mr Peck the implement man in Garner is one of the heavy losers both from recent fire and the wind storm Peck lost most his stock of farm machinery in the fire about a week ago but saved worth Tihls had been placed in the build ing formerly occupied by the North ern Lumber Co The storm blew this building over and left the ma chinery In bad shape At Ventura Ventura Sept wind strom from the southeast did considerablo damage to the crops between here and Clear Lake and also destroyed some of the telephone line About half a mile of pihone line between Ventura and Garner was picked up by the wind land thrown down a half block away a tangled and snarled mess of wires and poles The poles were pulled completely out fhe ground or snapped off and hurled a distance of over 200 feet Tree Falls on House A falling tree that was uprooted and blown over onto the roof of the V A Shlpman home at West Sixth and Adams startled the family about tihls morning during the heavy wind storm that accompanied the storm Mr Shlpman was awakened out of a sound sleep by a terrible crashing and an examination showed that the tree had been taken up by the wind and thrown on his roof He was not able to ascertain the damage for the foliage covered the roof and iie was unable to geta man to take the tree off the rof The tree Is quite a large one and cap able of doing considerable damage had the wind blown hard REPORTS COXF1RMI5D Special to Tho GloboGnzotto Washington Sopt re from American military ob in Franco confirm reports of the advance of the allied armies and tho general retreat of tho Germans all along the The feeling of confidence in the success of tho allies it so wide spread that within a radius of fifty kilometres of Paris refugees who de serted their villages and towns for fear of attach aro now returning to their homes Stories of Attempted Suicide Follow Mysterious Sickness of Man on East Eighth Street Over an Inch and a Half of Rain Fell Say Downpour Was General The rain throughout this section was hard and general according to the report of the railroads and Dr DoSJart local weather observer In Uio 24 hours ending last night Inches of rain fell and during the night there wvia about a half an Inch This makes a total of 2J Inches up to this morning The M St L and Rumors of an attempted suicide followed the mysterious sickness of Fred Lindley at the M St L res taurant onEast Eighth street last evening when he was suddenly taken ill at that place Lindley ihad recov ered sufficiently by this morning to go to Kansas City where It is thought he will remain Other em ployes of the restaurant stated he simply got an overdose of a mag nesium compound Milwaukee both reported that wga tuite general along their entire division It rain ed south of JIason City on the Northwestern Snow in West With snow already reported from Utah and killing frosts prevailing in Montana and Wyoming winter may roach here ahead of schedule time The cool wave which has held sway for several days in tho moun tain regions of the western states so farihas flailed to reach Iowa The temperature has remained moderate hero principally duo to an almost continuous downpour of rnin Deficiency Lowered The heavy rains of the last week have cpt down the deficiency in precipitation almost half A month ago trie kloficlorjoy was nearly ten inches Yesterday It was only Inches The week was one of the wotteat experienced for many monbnjj rainfall waa REPORTS FROM EASTERN WAR THEATRE INDICATE SUCCESSES IN DIFFERENT PARTS BY ARMIES OF BOTH SIDES NO NEWS OF IMPORTANCE SINCE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT RUSSIANS WERE BOM BARDING KOENICSUERG AND THAT THE AUSTRIAN ARMY ALONG ENTIRE FRONT WAS DESTROYED OR CAPTURED Devlin via Wireless Sept new bat tle east of Paris is favorable to the Germans Paris Sept dispatch from Pclrograd to the Havas Agency says the unofficial communi cation declares that the Russian successes ia Gal icia arc continuing London Sept first stage of the battle of the Marne when from the numbers of tigthing men engaged and the extent of the line of battle and terrific slaughter perhaps is correctly des cribed as the battle of the appears to haave been won by the French and British armies but the main German army is still intact and the su preme clash is still to come Te present week may see even more desper ate encounters than any whichhave taken place Metz the capital of Lorraine and the chain of forts thence o Dicdenhoff on the Moselle 17 miles north of for a strong pivot for the German left while tho river courses dense forests on the frontier togetherwith strategic roads give the German army of invasion in retreat a splendid for defensive action should the French pursuit extend this far Military observers foresee all kinds of prcpleximj possibilities in event of the Germans regaining the positions they held before they started the rush of a million and onehalf men on Paris particularly should they succeed in re occupying any por tion of their losses Ministerial Association Tnkea Ac tion Upon 1roclnmatfon of Presi dent Naming Dato London Sept official press bureau has is sued a statement saying that on Sunday the Germans stub bornly resisted the passage of the Aisne river by British troops but despite the difficulty of fording the river in the face of a strong fire the crossing was made at sunset I RUSSIAN TROOPS IN BELGIUM London Sept a dispatch from Ghent a cor respondent of the Daily News saye that after two days of investigation he has confirmed the statement that Rus sian troops are in Belgium Afternoon papers of Ghent he correspondent says printed a statement last Saturday as follows The Ger man army has been cut at Countonberg between Brussels and Louvuin by a Belgian army reinforced by Russian The correspondents investigation confirmed this but where these Russians aro and what their numbers may bo it would be indiscreet to he says Continuing the corrqspondont mentions the possibil ity that the Russian is notlhc only army reinforcing the Belgians Tho day Cor prayer in tho Inter eat of peace asked for by President Wllaon was endorsed nnd Oct 4th the date set will bo observed in Jfaaon City At a meeting of the Ministerial as sociation held in the Christian church at 10 oclock this morning this action wag taken Officers were elected and other matters of business transacted llho next meeting will bo tho reg ular one on October 5th and will bo at the Congregational church Tho new officers follow JYjL Vice j w Welsh Secretary and L C Cooloy Jr FOSTER DID WELL AT D0 CONTEST A record of 88 out of a possible 100 was tho report Sam Foster made himself when he returned from tho Grand American Handicap shoot at Dayton OLIo this morning At Dayton ho competed with 488 mon and Walford Henderson of Ken tucky took tho honors with 98 out of a possible hundred Fostor was scheduled to wlr nftor the first days shoot but on tho second the fates were against him and ho lost although he placed well up among the many contestants He says ho will try for firafc ihpnors again next ;