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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1917, Mason City, Iowa V LET MB DO IT This Is what the GGWant Ads say to willing to WORK and GET RESULTS for you They ooat but a tew cents THE WEATHER REPORTS BY WIRE EACH DAY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE WORLDSTODAYS NEWS NOT YESTERDAYS MASON CITY AND Partly cloudy tonight and Wednes 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 PRICE 3 CENTS NO 250 Hundred Killed in At tack on Big British Establishment ARE ALL MEMBERS OF NAVY Home Claims Success for B A viators in on Austrian Base i London Sept last nighte lr raid 107 persons were killed ani wounded at Ciiatham it is Announced officially The victims jsirere naval ratings Six airplanes took part Jn the raid s In addition to the naval casual1 was killed and six fore Injured Tie announcement Jays that the air raid Was carried out by about six enemy airplanes which proceeded up the south banks of the mes esbuary to Chatham Bombs dropped on the Isle of Bannet Sdin the Sheerness Chatham area Between p m and p is on tlveast bank of the ledway thirty miles southeast of iojondon Itisthe seat oEimmense nilitary and naval establishments In cluding stockyard the arsenal extensive barracks The arm naval ratings applies av grade of men on board ship us ally those before the mast Tons of Bombs e Sept Italian air dropped nine ton of bombs on hasp at Pola JfhKS nigSfrcausing ind laige conflagrations it Isan iounced officially More Attacks V Rome Sept also were Stopped on the Austrian fleet at an Jhor and on the military works r Raid Belgium London Sept their lids over Belgium British aviators in Sunday night made attacks in the Iclnity of Brures A British air fought six Germans and shot one of them London Sept dispatch to Id Star from Chatham says that of the naval barracks were trttruck by a boiuh during last nights this causing the serious loss Of life The Chatham dock yards the message states entirely escaped FRENCH FRONT QUIKT Paris Sept were made if fr the Germans last night on the jrtjrench line in the Hnrtebelse region the Alsne fiouC and east of the in the Verdun sector The war L irncn announced today that both ero checked by lnt French fire TO LAW Vai Sort Jii ve IJocrlitle of Knnsas today in tiamendment to the draft tf vt farm labor referred to the X Sept Duks Alexnmlrovltch brother of former emperor and his wife av6 bsen placed under arrest In nnnction with the counter revolu onary plot recently unearthed sTKOHEit wrzvs DECISION lestlna forfeits Matdh and Attacks i Referee Neb Sept Steoher ormer heavyweight wrestling eham ion was awarded his match with larian Pleatina by default after the Austrian refused to continue tho bout fhen Referee Rees gave Stechor the Irst fall in on points Plestina stalled throughout tha latch Ho attacked tho referee after latter had given Steoher the al fall Police and national guards ten cllmbedlnto the ring to restore rder when the officials decision was nnounced AGITATORS ARRESTED lot Against Tiorden Frustrated by Police Montreal sept of lots to assassinate Sir Robert Bor en premier of Canada and Arthur Jelghan solicitor general and to ynamite the parliament buildings at ttawa was announced by the police artay as havingbeen affected by the rrest of tintl conscrlptlonlat aglta ors alleged to hava been responsible or the blowing up about a month ago f the summer home of Lord Athel Dynamite Planted Under Warehouse of Milwaukee Road Haiapton Sept yesterday found fourteen pounds of dynamlta aad caps concealed beneath the C M St P ariottaet The dynamite been carafully in an old and thea placed In the rear on BOKO tar the dy namite and pater plkcfrd tightly ibaclt of the platform un der tha front part of the warebause i Paul Sack a railroad employee d0 the dynamite while for stray boards and ported the same to Sheriff a who took charffe of the eKplosivfe Officials are unable to account for the dynamite j To date two theories have beenidr vanced namely A plot to destroy railroad property or a plan to blow local strong boxes This latter theory is strengthened by reports of myster ious strangers prowling aboutresl derice properties the past weakat tempted entries and close examina tion of residences and local garages Officials are working on the casa buf there is so llttel to go on that It is unlikely the affair will ever be ex REJEOT HOriLIS PliAN Washington Sepl group fighting the finance committees plan of war profits taxation was defeateo again today when the senate rejectee Senator HIHiss proposal to strike out the finance committees new com promise provision extending the war profits tax to peace over ten per cent estimated to raise 428 000000 additional Immediately after disposing of Senator Hillis proposal tha rejected 50 to 18 an amendment hy Senator La Pollette to levy a flat In crease of 60 per cent on war profits designed to raise not less than 800000000 The oversaheiimngvote on the Hpl lis taken to mean to make virtually certain that the new excess profits tax provision would be finally retained OPPOSES SNOOPERS FIRST SELECTED But to Camp First Wilson Fights War Conduct tee Plrin WashingtonSept President Wilson a till Is vigorously opposed to legislation by congress for the crea tionof a joint c6ngre3slpnacoiiimit toe Oji the senate several weeks ago but has been revived in ru amendment to the new bond bill The president has written to several members of con gress expressing his disapproval BEGIN MEKT 1000 Delegates Prom Three States Gatlier nt Dubnquo Dabuque Ia Sept Trl Stale Medical society holds Its an nual convention in Dubuciue this Wednesday and closing with a banquet is expected to be the addresses to be in the gold room of the Jullen hotel It is expected to be addressed by Governor Harding of Iowa Governor Phillipp of Wisconson and Governor Lowden of Illinois The visitors who are expected to number more than 1000 are to be taken for a steamboat ride on the Mississippi Wednesday evening probl ably to Cassville Wls or Bellevue la The regular aessfons of the society are to be held in the gold room of the Tulien Dubuque hotel but clinics will be condiuictod each morning at Plnley and Mercy hospitals SUPPORT GOVERNOR Chicago Sept vote which served aa a teat at a special meeting of the council today Indicated that forty of the fortyeight aldermen were in favor of a resolution com mending Governor Lowden for hia stand against pacifist agitation and by Implication censoring the mayor QUAKE IN BOGOTA South American CHty Has Big Iam Report Washington Sept ex change department reports of the at Bogota Columbia says three hundred houses were reported destroyed The telegram to the de partment was sent from Boranqiufllla where tho number of casualties was unknown TWO SOIiOTEKS ARE SHOT Negroes Blamed for Attack on Men at IjcxingtOTi Camp x IJexlngton Ky Sept sol dier stationed at Camp Stanley were wayjald and shot last night and both poljoe and soldiers are searching for two negroea today The shots took effect In tfie legs of the acids but neither was considered seriouslyIn jured Officials Relieve that attack Ty the negroes was the direct outcome of the trouble between several sol dlera and negroes on Saturday OLD SETTLERS PICNIC 5000 Attend Annual Gathering nt WlnteTset Monday WInterset Iaf Sept a record attendance of more than BOOO the annual old settlers picnic today drew the largestcrowd that ever as sembled In Wlnteraet Heading the op the for mal program wwe Judge J H Hen derson of IndJanoIa and Jfudge Gor don of Omaha Tho afternoon fes tivities consisted ot games sth NEXT DRAFT TO GO TWQW1EKS LATER System Used Permits Letting Farmers Called be Last Men tp Leave Home THE FIRSTTHREE PerryAlexander Nlalsen Clear Lake Seth Clark Crabtree Thornton Joel DeckerRandall Rockford Cerro Gordo countys to beballed In the selection for military service will leave Maspn Glty for Des Molaes tomorrow afternoon where they will receive military training under Port Snelling officers in the national army at Camp Dodge Three men or five per cent of the countys quota of fiftyone will be the first to go and they are Perry ander Nielsen of Clear Lake Seth Clark Crabtree of Thornton and Joel Decker Randall of Rockford Tho next Increment vrlll be sent to the training camp on September 19 when forty per cent more will go an other forty per cent will be sent Oc tober 3 and the last fifteen per cent will be ordered to Camp Dodge as soon after October 3 as ispractical Members of the local board have received the names of twenty men who have been certified for service by tho district boardand are expect ing their names anyday now Cerro Gordo county will be askod to send fiftyone men toDea Moinesand a than serriceat take care of any men who might be re jected bythe new army examlneTa i The men who go to are notified both by notices which are mailerd to them and by notices posted In the offices of the board Failure to receive the notice does not excuse the man for failure to appear and following the notice he Is expect ed to hold himself in readiness to move within twentyfour hours The three men who go tomorrow will take the regular Rock Island train to Deg Moines at where they will report to officers at the camp The men are furnished transporta tion and where the distance to the cantonment is great suoh as from points in Minnesota and other states tributary to the Des Moines canton ment both sleeper tansportatlon and meal tickets will be issued Washington Sept van guard of the national army was biy Ing honored throughout the country today with demonstrations on the eve of deparboire of the first drafted men to the cantonments President Helps Typifying the spirit of the nation sending forth its sons to battle for democracy the capital gave Itself ovor to a great public demonstration in which President Wilson congress and all the hoarls of the govern ment were leaders The place of honor in a procession from the peace monument at the foot of the capltol to the White House was reserved for the 1400 drafted men comprising the District of Co lumbias first contribution to the national army Led by President Wilson and es corted by senators and representa tives sailors soldiers and marines men of the officers training camps at Ft Myar and thbusands of their fel low citizens the national army men marched between lines of cheering thousands bidding them godspeed on the first step of their Journey to Ffance Exemplifying the united naMon the civil war veterans of the senate had a place of honor Senator War ren and Nelson of the Union army and Senators Bankhead and Martin of tha Confederate army marched to gether but there waa onl7 one flag fluttering above them as there was only one flair fluttering anywhere everywhere over tramp ingcolumn of stars and stripes All government offices closed for the occasion and poured out their thousands to join the procession Washington Sept of the National Womans party made to days procession In honor of men drafted for the National army the oc casion ftfr more picketing of the White House Pickets began appearing at the White House gates In paira and as the police arrested them others took their places The women announc ed they would keepup the battle so long as the supply of the pickets held out Washington Sept men t Uw five per cent quota going to the national army cantonments were re portingtoday to local iboards In all districts to receive Instriuctlpna and and men tickets Most of them will gtrtyi permission to spend the nlghfcatfhonie under orders to agaia to the board shortly before train time tomorrow Voters Whether Scfoels Are to M U At p M men eJd 157 ironies had the purchase proposition Voting at special school house election on of purchas ing tho Memorial University site start ed brisk this morning and at oeltMjk 120 ballots had been cast Ninety mea had expressed their opinion at that time while thirty women had appeared at the assembly room of the court house where the election Is being held and had voted on the question Judges expressed the opinion that this waa very good for a school elec tion and that a heavy vote was ex pected by night votes were cast In the first ten minutes While the result of the election Is problematical at this time and will not be known until the ballots are counted after 7 oclock this evening when the polls close there seems to be a certain amount of optimism over the outcome Ona man wellacquainted with the board and school conditions said that he thought the election would carry by a 2 to 1 vote Civilians Moved Out of Riga Over Three Weeks Ago WashingtonSept 4 Riga was evacuated by the civilian copulation and foreign consuls three weeks ago This was the news contained in offi cial dispatches surrounded with so much mystery at the time and over which BO much uneasiness was felt Petrogfad Sept Russian retirement in the Riga region is be ing continued along the coast northeasterly direction the war of fice announced today Hostileships are shelling the Riga the are re tiring northward iiaving been dla lodgedby Germans In the Great Jaegel river region Many Prisoners Berlin Sept thousand Russians were taken prisoners by the Germans in their advance in the Riga district army headquarters announ ces today More than 150 guns were captured by the German forces in the Jaegel river district City in Flames Berlin Sept city of Riga w on fire at many points when it was taken by the Germans it is an nounced Herbert G McMaude a British subject of Algona passed the phy sical examination for the medical corps of the army bore yesterday Mc Maude made application to Join the navy some time ago but was unable to get into the British or the U B navies When he made applica tion to join the U 8 army August 27 MeMauda stated that if he was going to fight he wanted to fight with the IT 8troops Sergeant Frank Bcott of the army recruiting station here told him that the only branch of militaryservice that he could enter was the medical corps BAVARIANS GO WEST Von Hindenberg to Strengthen His Line Geneva Sept dispatch from Innsbruck says that after several ur gent appeals Field Marshal Von Hln denberg has consented to send two divisions of Bavarian troops from the Russian to the Italian front to strengthen the Austrian defense G Tried of Rev Lyn Gessge J Kelley Commenced at Red Oak Today PRISONER BROUGHT FROM LOGAN JAIL His Counsel Deny Confession and Will Make Straight Defense Not Insanity Red Oak Sept Lyn George J Kelly was placed on trial in the district court here today on an in dictment charging him with murder of the eight person slain with an are at Vlllisca luwa ouo night In June 1912 Counsel for the defendant had an nounced that he would outer a plea of not guilty after which selection of a jury was expected to proceed Brought Frbm Ixgun Kelly was brought here shortly af ter midnight from the Harrison coun ty Jail at Logan Iowa where ho had been confined since shortly after his arrest and the indictment after May 14 of this year The defendant was declared by counsel tojbe In excellent condition and anxious to etand trial now His attorneys have announced thero wiu be no Insanity plea as had been re ported in some quarters Now Erlilcaico While the prosecution headed by Attorney General H jr Havner had announced that It has obtained con siderable new evidence It has given out no public Intimation of Its na ture It was knowledge of this new evi dence AttorneyGokeral Havner said that caused Kelly to make an alleged lagjrveok which J r Ca d e elirSa ti Cburisel expect selection of the jury to occupy several daya perhaps the balance of this week while estimates of the probable duration of tho trial are widely varied Arrniteil In May Lyn George J Kelly tin Itinerant clergyman WMB irrestecl May 14 1017 on an Imliotmont oliaifrliiff him with havingkilled 11 year old Lena Stlllln ger ono of tlie elprht victims of tho gruesome ViHisea Ta nxo miirdars of 1812 Kelly pleaded not RnlHy at ills ar raignment here In the District court Montgomery crimty May 115 and was removed shortly after to tho county Jail at Tjogan in Harrison county ha had been confined since The arrest of the clergyman mark ed the most startling ot a uerica jf sensations growing out of tho ranrdors at Vlllisca among which an un successful slander suit a Rrnnd Jury exoneration of a former state senator and his son and a liitter con troversy between the slate department of Justice and a iirlvate detective in vestigating the case f nt CuHc cSrapl ete It was on Monday morning June 10 that Vllllsca a city of 2000 popu lation in tho southeast corner Mont gomery county awoke to find one of Its homea a shumlilCB a family of six and twc glrlH visiting It the mutilated victims of an axe murdorer Tho axo covered with blood was found In one of the rooms The crime was committed In the home of Joe B Mooro an Implement dealer and tho victims alaln aa they slept ware Moore 43 years old his wife 39 their four children Herman 11 Kathcrine 10 Boyd 7 and Paul G and two neighborhood children Lena Stllllneer 11 and her sister Inn aged f daughters of Joe Stllllngor Unrivalled In the criminal annals of the state the brutal murders struck terror to the olty and tor miles around while tho authorities valnljr groped for somo clew to the assassin Ono man was taken Into bus tody but wan released at his prelimin ary because of Insufficient evidence J N a detective of Kan sas City became aosoclated with ths Investigation almost Immediately and In the springof 1918 n William Mans field was arrested at Kansas City Mo To next page fifth column Boys of Wild Rose Regiment Sail to War to the Stirring Tune of Goodbye Broadway Hello France Goodbye Broadway Hello Prance Were ten million strong Goodbye sweethearts wives and mothers It wont take uslong Dont you worry while were there Its for you were fighting too So goodbye Broadway hello France Were going to square our debt to you It will be to thetune of Good bye Broadway Hallo Franco that the Third Iowa or as It is now called the One Hundred SlxtyEightfi regiment United States Infantry frill embark for France Col E R Bennett of the regiment formally adopted the place as the temporary regimental song until one written exclusively for tfce regiment can be composed As the Third Iowa will leave shortly for France Colonel Bennett had practically given up hone of securing a regimental song in time for the embarkmont Bnt while at tending a theatre yesterday the col onel heard Goodbye Broadway Hol lo France There ia the song for my regi ment ho exclaimed and took steps to procure a copy of it The words of aong wore wrlttefl by Francis Relsner and Benjamin Davis and the music compossd by Bil ly Baskette It was adopted By the Ono Hundred SixtyFifth regiment formerly the Sixtyninth New York as their regimental song Immediately after its composition Several other regiments have since adopted it and It Js expected to be to the first con tingents what Tlpporary to the British in the early part of tha wnr I recognized It as the Ideal song for the Third Iowa the minute I heard It Colonel Bennett aald Minnesota Odd Fellows Trustees Visit Home Here Responding to the Invitation of the boarc of trustees of the Iowa Odd Fellows Home to their Or phanage and Mason City the board of trustees aad those with of tho Minne sota Od4 Fellows Home and Orphan age are a visit here Tho conspaay of fifteen arrived in Mason Glty at i oclock last uight on tho Rook Islaad railroad After visiting here tedaylt is their intention to visit the homo of Patriarch Militants at Clear Lake from where most of them wllKreturn to their respective homes In Minnesota The board of trustees of the Min nesota Odd Fellows held their annual meeting at Nerthfield Mlnu yester day Their is for the purpose of gaining any suggestions and views that can be gained from thoir trip to the Iowa home Those visiting here are Mr and Mrs H W Phillips president of the Minnesota Odd Fellows home George McCulloch Charles A Lammers C H Olson Mrs May E Davis Mrs Cornelia M Budd Mrs Bertha Leher Mrs Stella Stimson and Mrs Mary Anderson of the Minnesota board Those connected with the manage ment of the Minnesota home who are here aro Mr and Mrs George Jar chow superintendent and matron Charles M Blake Grand Master of Minnesota Mrs Rose Raderaacher president oE the Rebekuh Assembly of Minneaota and Mrs C H Olson Iowa Hoard Moots The meeting ot the Iowa board ot trustees of tha Odd Fellows is to be held at the Odd Fellows homo here Wednesday and Thursday The Iowa board of trustees of tho Odd Fellows home is composed of the following members who are expected to attend George Adair Shall Hock S A Koch Mason City John Scott Keokuk The following advisory board Is to meet with Die board It is composed ot the following members who nro ex pected to bo hare Mrs Alice Scott Keokuk Harriet Stevensnn Council Bluffs and Jessie F Cutting Decor ah J C Installs of Cedar KapldB chairman of the Orphans Home com mittee will visit the home and report to the prand lodge Grand Master W S Klght of Dea Moines and Effie Graham president of the Rebefcah yj are also to be present Government Aid en Paving Project Becomes Reality Thia Afternoon S OPEN PROPOSALS AT OCLOCK Four Mttes to Connect Mason City and Clear Lake Still to Be Paved tiTVECENT BKKAO Chicago Sept 4 The 5eent Umf of bread that our fathers established as tho standard and that we enjoyed for most or our lives has gone with thc soupgreens the butch or threw into the market basket for luck Two dollar and twenty cent hoat makes f cents for a fourteenounco loaf that was what the pound of bread amounted to even in the palmy impossible Congress has had a liberal educa tion in bread prices since the sug gestion of a food dictator came to it Congress learned among other things that Uie average American family spent about 50 a year for bread It will spend halt as much again in the coining year If It does not cut the slices thinner Northwood Motorists Have Auto Shot Up by Policeman at Manly Northwood citizens are becoming Indignant at the activities of the Man ly motorcycle cop whom they claim seeks reasons for arresting all North wood persons passing that way In autos The latest trouble happened Sunday evening whon tho cop chased a Cadillac car occupied by George M Emery and Carl Narum both Northwood business men several miles shooting the back tires of tha car The officer Is said to have fired eight shots Tha back of the car was also damaged and the owner George Hmery declares he will see the mat ter to a finish before he pays any fine Mayor Geo K Whltcomb of North wood was recently arrested for speed ing by the aamo man and upon com plaint his money was refunded A Mason City lawyer was arrested a few days ago and his money refunded upon complaint Although tho people of Northwood are havlnff Sun with Messrs Emery and NaruiKa they also feel sore about the way areboing treated by the Manly authorities and say they will take steps to stop it v POSTTE8 HOSTICY INDUSTRY Louisville Ky Sept Farmers of County Ky have been called to meet toddy to consider plans for forming a bee culture asso ciation to promote tho business in that county It Is proposed to have every member of the association plant two acres of sweet clover and erect hives The association will be planned after that In Pendloton county whore the members of the as sociation now produce honey valued at 500000 annually Pondlrtton county waa unusually poor agriouU and tho bee Industry has been developed on a large scale STOCK MARKET HAS VJORY HAD SKTRAOK Now York Sept 4 One of tho most severe setbacks the stock mar ket han had in several months oc curred today when prices broke flvo to ten points under feverish liquida tion the market being all but de moralized the laat hoar IK DRAKE LET Members of the board of super visors of Cerro Gordo county met at 2 oclock this afternoon and received competitive bids for tho completion of the Cloar Lake raving which when laid will be the only piece of modernized and permanent highway connecting any two towns in the state Recognition of the federal govern ment In the work wvs received some time ago and advertisement of the date of opening the bids was made a week ago There are four miles of the road to be paved and the contrac tors will be expected to finish the work by Nov 1 iontractors biddingcm the work are Tha Bryant Asphalt Paving Co Waterloo J S McLruigblln Sons Red Oak Construction Company Sioux City MooreSleg Construction Co Wafr erloo There was something doing ia tho paving line today In addition to the Clear Lake road contract comiijg up for letting It became known Che agreempnta have beta mudo which make possible paving another mile Hoiith on the Rockwell road provided the county keeps Us tentative agree ment slrs1 SVelch Scliernierhorn share pavingpast property just south of the city limits on the east side of Federal and is reaily to mnko assess mentsagainst property within the city limits on the west side It Is reported today that the Franks Land and Investment Company has agreed togive 1000 F E and B C Keeler and Theodore Dierks toward paving the sec ond half milo beyond the end of the presout paving Aa the county has said it would do Its part this project will probably formally come up for action in tho near future Navy League Wants Money for Sailors In response to arequest from the First and City National Banks that somo one come here andsystematize the collection of money Intended to provide comforts for men of tha United tSates Navy A C Duck rep resenting the Navy League Is lii the city today Mr Buck has arranged for the dis tribution in the near of pock et banks for the reception of five and ten cent and quarter contribu tions anil for the advertising of the government He callctl on all the motion pic ture theatre proprietors and founfl them willing to ruu slides calling at tention to the work free of charge Money recoivd will b pusd to pur chase yarn for the knitting of sweat ers ets tocacco etc for tho men of tho navy More detailed announcement of the plans will ba mido later NBflRO SOLDIERS SENT UP Waco Rioters Get Prison Tomis Anny IMschnigo San Antonio Texas Sept negro soldiers of tho Twentyfourth Infantry who clashed with tho civil police and the troops sent to subdue them at Waco on the night of July 29 wenj found guilty ot violation of the ninetythird article of war he fore the general court martial hoJd recently at Camp MacArthur Waco Five of the men were sentenced to five years at hard labor In the United States penitentiary at Leav Kansas Tho sixth man re ceived ten yeara All were sentenced to bedinhon orably discharged from thfl service and to forfeit all pay and allowances due or to become due while in con finement under the sentence OBSERVE 1AY AT NTCWTON Newton la Sept of local labor unions and the county aafoLy committee Joined forces today in a mammoth Labor day celebration staged in honor of tho men drawn for the first conscript army Former Congressman Charles Plckolfc of Waterloo was the principal speaker filmor C Plcitens responded in behalf of tho drafted men Twelve thousand persons marched In the street parade which was moro than threo miles long Nine bands played In the parade and in the pro gram at the fair grounds Tho fair grounds program Includ ed motor and horse races ;