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OTTAWA FREE TRACER
TRADER-JOURNAL THE WEATHER. Fair tonight and Thurt day. Somewhat colder tonight in eastern part. Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 1880. VOLUME 1.--NO. 12 OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY, .JANUAKY 3, 1917. PBICE, TWO CENTS. GIGANTIC PROJECTED AMERICAN WARSHIPS WILL OUTCLASS WORLD'S GREATEST VESSELS f - IK TO DEMAND INCREASES AT EXPIRATION OF AGREEMENT EXPECT PERSHING WITHDRAWAL TO END MEXICAN DIFFICULTY : CONTRACTS EXPIRE APRIL 1 L'AY FORGE ANOTHER STRIKE DLAME H, C, OF L WORKMEN SAY THEY CANNOT MAKE ENDS MEET BECAUSE OF EXPENSIVE LIVING HOPE TO END DISPUTE WITHOUT UILDING TIEUP. That all building trades would allien for a material increase in wages at the expiration April 1 of their present agreement with contractors was ad mitted this morning by a prominent labor official to a representative of the Free Tracer-Journal. What demands will bofiade have not been agreed up- on, butt is understood the new con- j tracts will embody a substantial in-!flgurC3 compiled by R. D. Mills, who crease per hour over what the men in naii tnc work of Fprn,ading the tax the pilled trades are now getting. Jn cftarB0, The greatest individual A strike looms as among tho possi-i payers will bo tho city and the two billtles but representatives of both ! utility corporations using the down factions hope to avert a repetition of j town Sts. The C, O. & P. assessment is the experience!! of two years agoj 4.07.1.60, while the Northern Illinois when all building was tied up for tev-j Llht. & Traction Company is eharg- ral weeks, pending a settlement of led up with f 8,190, worth of benefits inferences existing between members ! from tho paving when it is completed, of the Contractors' Arsoclation and of! The city's share is $10,(80. the union bodies. Tho roll shows the following assess- making ready to , kiitiun cuieis arc draw tip their contracts for prcsenta-i tioa to their employers and will have Ihem duly prepared and signed by the lime the present work'ng agreements; - have eioired. What the demands will Vbe they are not prepared to state at Mhta time and are keeping all their ac tions In confidence. Cite H. C. of L. The high. cost of living is cited asi0tt!,wa Tnrnvrrrtn ..... r . ..... l.oM.flO cae of the pr'rupal reasons for wage; Jnewwe claims. The present prices; of foodstuffs, fuel, clothing and oth-j er necessities, union heads avor, have! made the advance allowed Iwo years j ago look like a paltry pittance in comparison. At the present rate of' going they maintain it is hard for a tradesman to make both ends meet at ' the end of the month and something: must be done to alleviate this condi-, tion. I Effects Many Trades. i ' p.. oh uni bn pffpfted bv theitrlr,s wil1 . i,r, r ihni iZZT cm V, Bi foot than they are in recent, y paved mtTL l Zr. Lather;, Pla-I Portion-. This i.s assigned by city au 7 . Points nnd nrrJthoritles to tho extreme width of all orators, Building Laborers. 1 ..I ihnaa, l fhev comnrlse about ono men, neany an m wihhh im.u..i. i ...t A.tin;nniAH i In tho memorable strike when air work was at a of 1314 ponding settlements of tho disputes. There is a possibility of another fight to establish n Teamster's organi latlon In Ottawa upon a more firm basis than the present union is now. SEEK RICH CLUBMAN US SLAYER OF GIRL MODEL Philadelphia, Jan. 3. The man who killed Grace Roberta and loft her pa-Jama-clad form amid the wreckage of her luxurious apartment, is believed to he the person who fled panlc-strlkpn thru Norrlstown on tho night of tho murder, leaving a trail which was be ing eagerly followed by detectives to day. The man was driven rapidly to the 1-ome of an attorney at Norrlstown. To the attorney he incoherently ex plained that he wanted to be defended on a murder charge, and before de tails could be secured from him ho abruptly left. Harry Bateman chauffeur of hO taxlcab In which the disheavoled young man fled so proclpitately, was iJ ..1 questioned by detectives today. According to tho lawyer the young man said he lived In Haverford, fit. The chauffeur said he was well sup plied with money of large demonna lions and spent It readily. From Norrlstown the flight of tho Rtranaer led thru Reading, and ho tnlmvprfnrrl nrmr.llnP In Ihe information supplied detectives. At Haverford the trail ends. TWELVE HOBOES GIVEN RIDE OUTSIDE OF CITY Twelve hoboes were hurried out. of town this morning after they had heen arraigned before Justice Koeulg. i Chief of Police Eurlch ordered that the men be taken out In the police patrol. Thev were given three miles rid in an easterly directloi and told to bid a fond adieu to Ottavii for ever. ILhi1 FILED III COURT ROLL FHOWS CHURCHES AND SO CIETIES ARE ASSESSED LARGE SUM CITY TO PAY $10,080 FOR WASHINGTON PARK. The county clerk's oflico was the center of much intercut this moVning, following tho announcement yesterday that the Assessment Roll showing the apportionment of the costs attached to repavlng tho ' loop" district bad been filed with that worthy. Judge Henry Mayo received the roll and fixed Wed nesday, January 17, as the final day for filing any objections that might be held against the assessments. - Public buildings, city property, churches and clubs as owners of large parcels of downtown properties are aspessed tho largest amounts thown u,)0n the rolls, according to the mcnts against these cliurches: First M. E, il.C30.S0 .' 1,296.00 1,225.80 Congregational Presbyterian Episcopal ..' 64S.0O Baptist 624.24 Christian Science f.13.00 Clubs Must Pay Large Sums. The various lodges and social or ganizations will have to pay: Mn-lr Temnln $1,296.00 Elks .rfi2.r.r club rr)3 Sr) '"' L!b"ry Hcav.ly Assessed, An assessment of $1,612 has heen made against the trustees of Iteddick's library for tho property owned by them at tho comer of Columbus and Lafayette streets. La Sallo county is down for $1,034.10 for the court house, wide Streets Blamed, Comparisons with the amounts paid by property owners of the on! lying dis- show that the downtown as- j nessments aro higher to tho square . K Hlirlrt iw im tih;'.i,;h j ... ...... ordinance. All of the Uiorofaros with-; m imp imaiui i" ut; mi muni on i slt tr " "" . '"."I ) loop n standstill,10" central uuawa iy stvnm i- i. nu. for this re-ison (tie cost is jumpou pro portionately. YOUNG CHURCHILL IS NABBED AT DENVER COL, u 1 The apprehension of John Church-, II and William Johnston, Marseilles I youths wro broke jail and flod tho city j 'after threatening the life of Marry T. i Avprv on November !). 1016. at Denver, ! Colo, has ended a nal ton-wide search instituted by Sheriff Davis for the re-j creant youths. Notification of tho detention (il,"iis ram io iiuiiiiki .: mnras, Churchill and Johnston was received in Ottawa this morning and deputy will bo Rent for them. They are be- i,in- t,i,i nt the Colorado Industrial School, pending the arrival of county , Iy impossible to get freight, consign authorities. They were arrested in cd here until lato this afternoon. Denver as "Juvenile Disorderlies," nf-l A member of the wrecking crew in ...imiMinn. th limi trnvelleti Hint an interview with a Free Trader-Jour- auiiii(.i.iii) i-i.vj ...... Texas Churchill and Johnson tire also tic- ,.,.,h1 ,,f ha vine robbed tho Frank TV; Neff residence shortly after tho af- Johnston was! " . . , . I1IW, vn,,nJ Uttiuiltw 1U inn ti.M.v -. '.Churchill went to Molino to get him; to take tho trip west. MARSEILLES COUPLE ATTAIN 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. . . Marseilles, III., Jan. 3-Mr. and nr.;' '"' " , nv,v.. Klton lirundage, old residents f; was cleared a wi.y in time to let the. ! Hutland township today 111' o celehrat - I h ""nnaZ iul ",m,u 1,1 ll,m l"'' , 3, 1807 in the old Ottawa House, which stood upon the silo of the present Boat Club. Play's Depreciation. I always ullow for n depreciation of 50 per cent of n play's face value on production1 25 per cent Ih lost through tuy own Incoiiipelence, and the other U5 per cent through tho disabilities of the iilayei's. riuero. - ' - 4N f - . ! 2- ' ' UPPER-US. BATTLE CRUISERS NOS I LOWER-U S. BATTLESHIP COLORRDO UNO CLASS To.permlt ihe people of the United States to soe what the projected battle cruisers of their navy will look like and to show thn features of the new battleships of the Colorado class, the secretary of the navy hag had prepared the accompanying rtr.iw Iiiks ef the new vrsseln. Hy nie.1T of "wnli" tlrawlnss such as flies the effects of photographs are olitnined, and It Is dor ulliie to Kln from tt.eoi almost us definite lileas of the npfiearances of the vessels as would he obtained from actual photo graphs. The new battle cruisers authorized by concress will be the first vessels of jty flfty-callber five Inch gun, foul- three thilr type. In the American navy, although Inch anti-air craft runs and eight twenty- - T TIES UP TRsFFIC EAST ANDJVEST BOUND ROCK ISLAND TRAINS DELAYED BY ACCIDENT AT "Q." DURING NIGHT. CROSSING Mail connections were served, ex-, press tied up, and freight shipments wero delayed in Ottawa today as a result of a wreck on the C, R. I. & P. last evening at 12 o'clock. The wreck occurred at the junction of the "Q." and Rock Island tracks in North Oltawu. Ten cars were thrown acroH3 the right of way of thn Rock Island when a brake beam broke The beam caught in the "Q." tracks at the cross- inc. Wrecking Crews Here. Wrecking crews from Hlue Island and Rock Island .labored for five hours before the debris was cleared' away. The train wrecked was a west bound freight niado up largely of em pty1 cars. Ten cars left the tracks, nine of which were empty and one loaded with barrels. , n , j Ma Servlce Delayed- This morning more than a dozen freight trains were side tracked from Points east and west, Railway official j from ltock island and mue island rushed hero to handle tho situation ja'nu" nt 50 o'clock this morning traffic trains did not arrive here until late as a result of tho tieup. Express com panies were greatly hampered in mak- mg tneir unliveries. It was practical- nnl reporter: stated that if the freight train going west, was traveling at a. very fast rate of speed that the tleup would have been of much greater magnitude. The train had slopped to Eot water near the depot and had not .- . . , attained a very fast rate or speea wnen trie aecment occurred, roriiin ; ately also the car In which tho brake beam broke was at the rear of of the string of empties. Freight service over the "Q." was ' . 1 .. ..H1n,l FPUs inKnrilrnn Vl r ! norm oouno phbsuiikit vy in time. Members of the train crew, which was wretkod, were In tho caboose at the time of tho accident and escaped Injury. Several tics that were torn up were replaced by section hands this morning. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Albert Trail, Ottawa Miss Jennie Hilton, Ottawa Floyd niehardfion, Marseilles 21 Miss Cora Corrlgan, Marseilles ....18 it TirmJL battle cruisers have been constructed for several years for foreign navies, notably the liritish and German. King George's and the kaiser's battle cruisers gave splen did a counts of themselves in the Jutland battle. The American battle cruisers, names for which have not been selected, will be X74 feet long and will carry crews of 1,274 men. The displacement will be HSK) Rnd the speed thirty-five knots, five knots faster than that of any German or l5rltsh battle cruiser. The armament will consist of ten fifty-caliber fourteen Inch guns, twen EXTRA . CERTAIN NO RESULtS-MRE I ' FORTHCOMIf Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. The pall cf gloomy certainty that no immediate result can expected from the peace moves of the cen tral powers and the United Statea deepened today. Administration officials and dip lomatic representatives of neu trals and of the Teutonic alliance expect nothing more than the tin iest loopholes for the continuance of diplomatic exchange after the entente reply to the Wilson note Is received. EXPECT ENTENTE REPLY TOMORROW. London, Jan. 3 Diplomatic ex changes between London, Paris, Petrcg-ad and Rome have made such satisfactory progress that it is probable that the allies' an swer to President Wilson's note may be handed to Amaassador Wm. C. Sharp in Paris tomorrow. The reply is said to contain cer tain statements that were pur posely omitted from the reply to tho German peace note 'and those are understood to refer to terms. GERMANS PREPARE TO STARVE ENGLAND'S SUBJECTS. New York, Jan. 3. Germany's attempt to Isolate and starve England Is under way. Mine3 and submarines are being used in this ambitious scheme to short en the war by famine instead of unpowder. Passengers who arrived on tho Holland American liner Nelue Am tterdam, said tcday that the en. tire coast of the British Isles has been minad. Submarines espe cially built and equipped were used In planting the mines, It was said. POSf.E SLAYS NEGRO WHO KILLED SWEETHEART. Greenwood, Miss., Jan. 3. Dave Pierce, a negro, who had killed his sweetheart with an axe, was shot and killed early today when a posse stormed the house In which he had barricaded himself and from which he exchanged shots with the officer all night. Two bytanders were wounded by his bullets. OTTAWAIANS LEAVE FOR CAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. Dr. Dana Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Duf field, Walter Mitchell and William fleorgo left yesterday for San Antonio, Texas, with the intentions of purchas ing land In Texas. Tho partv was headed by Mr. t.eorge, a representa tive for the San Antonio Land: company. MM Ik 1 Jt J one-inch torpedo tubes. These vessels will be uriven by electric turbines. With the picture of the battle cruiser (upper picture) Is shown that of the new projected battleship of the Colorado class, which will comprise the Colorado, Mary land, West "Virginia end WashlnKton. They will be vessels of 32,600 tons, with twenty one knots speed snd carrying eight six-teen-Inch guns each. There will be twenty-two smaller guns besides four anti-air craft guns and torpedo tubes.- Hlg as these ships will be they will be outclassed by the three still newer battleships already authorized, the ships of the Nos. 49. 60 ani 61 class. HER STORE BUILDING OCCUPIED BY CHOCOL ATE SHOP SOLD BY W. C. VIT TUM FOR ABOUT $13,000. An imitortant real estate transfer took place today, when the store build ing owned by W. C. Vittum and occu pied by the Chocolato Shop was sold to Mrs. Mary J. Flanagan, wife of M. J. Flanagan, owner of the store building next door to the north. The three-story building now occu pied by l J. McManus, M. J. Flanna gan and the. Chocolate Shop were pur chased by Mr. Vittum from tho Sher wood estate about fifteen years ago. Since that time this property has practically doubled in value increasing from in .... r f..f t tirum r I C.t.i ....... 1,1. 1 I.... ....1.1 tnf IlOlll KHH.. J Iir I l.'llnl'l. I ill MMl UKf M'l I this building is not given out but It is reported to 1)0 about $18,000. This store wa;t leased a short time ago to the Chocolato shop for a period of ten years. GEORGIC IS REPORTED LOST; LONG OVERDUE New York, Jan. 3. Concern was felt in marine insurance and shipping circles today for the safety of the White Star steamship Cenrgie, one of the hirgest cargo carriers in the world, which was due to arrive at Liverpool Dec. lf, hut has not. been reported. The Georgio sailed from Philadelphia on Dec. H for Hrest and Liverpool with a cargo insured in New York City for $l,f;0i;,oi'(i. Local officials of tho line believe the steamer may have been disabled and that dipt. Summers, fearing to betray his position to German submarines, did not send out wireless calls for aid. Tho Georgio usually carried from 12,- ir i to 1,'HO'I tons of cargo on a voy age, After walling Iwo weeks for news of the Georgic, marine insurance men sent rates higher today. WANT OLD FORM OF CITY RULE FOR MARSEILLES. Marseilles, Jan. 3 Petitions to have tho heart. Death was instantaeous. Marseilles return to Ihe old alder-l Wilmcroth met his death while play nianic form of government are being ing with the weapon In a shanty In circulated In this city today. No par ticular set of people claim authorship of the petition, but. it, is believed the; "wets" aro making the movo to foro- stall a vote under the commission ' form law upon the license ordinance. Where She'd Suit. Tho bride who tried to kill herself when her husband stayed away from home 11 few hours would make 11 dandy wife for 11 rich InvnlDl. Ornnil ltnpUls News. WIT GIRL U F .1 MARGUETTE STREET WOMAN DE TAINED WHILE PARAMOUR IS HELD IN JAIL START DEPEND ANCY PROCEEDINGS. Attabella Thomas, little daughter of Nettie Thomas, Marquette street wom an who was arrested last Saturday and locked up in the county jail on a charge of living in a state of open adultery with Harry Miller, suspected forger, as her paramour, today was made defendant in dependency pro ceedings Instituted against her In the county court by Miss Launia Aussem The petition as signed by Truant Oincer Aussem alleges that the moth er Is an unfit person to have the cus tody of the little girl, as a result of her conduct with Miller. Judge Mayo after receiving the peti tion, set January 6, at 10 o'clock a. m. as the day and hour of the hearing. Mrs. Thomas and her other Infant wero removed to tho county homo where they are now being detained Miller is said to be the father of the baby. Miller was arrested Saturday, as told exclusively in the Free Trader Journal, and yesterday afternoon was bound over to the grand jury on a complaint charging him with adultery. In the meantime officials are looking Into his record as a check casher. He admitted knowing Stephen Mc Kinley, wholesale forger, now In jail for passing halt a dozen worthless checks, and it is believed: by the po lice and sheriff's office that he helped McXlnley get rid of some of the bad paper. The propr'etor of the Colonial chocolate shop where a check for $7 was cashed believed Miller was the man who defrauded him. Tho checks bore the name of William Iiozeman. Miller was employed as a dishwasher In a downtown eating house. Ho de nied any knowledge of the check Ir regularities. Mrs. Thomas, tho mother of the little girl, has heen divorced from her husband, Asa Thomas, of Marseilles. Several months ago they staged a dramatic court trial in which posses sion of the children was tho objects for whom estranged parents were striving, tho ex-husband complaining against his erstwhile spouse upon moral and financial grounds. He said she was incompetent to have the care of children. PALMER PENS VERSE AS NEW YEARS WISH TO BOYS Pnmmluui finer W'llfcir. Pultnni. thn i .......... .u,i, . " ' and effective strides as a pome wriler of no mean skill. Several of his works have appeared In public prints of national circulation and when he pens an ordinary little skit it Is only natural that the home-folk be given a chance to see it. The appended display of poetic tal ent was expended upon the police force and was written hurriedly upon the "slato" at headquarters as a New Year's greeting to the "boys." A nos ey news wriler of the Free Trader- Journal uncovered it and herein gives It to you: A bright, new year I wish you And a winning brush at the last. 01 K 1 And a race that Is fair and a Judge )iere are frank in stating that the that is square, j withdrawal of Ambassador Designate And a winning brush at th last. Arrendondo altho under the guise of a And its not alone in the year to f'ome't.mimrary absence, removes another That I wish these things to you Lwacln toward establishing a better It 1 1 1. through every year til life s race is run May your load tie light and your skies bo blue. w. n. p. PERU YOUTH KILLED IN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING John Wilmcroth, aed eighteen years, prominent Peru lad, met in stant death last evening at S o'clock, when a 212-ealiber revolver accidental discharged, wounding Wilmcroth in - Peru In. company with four other; friends. Tho youth was a member of a Jit- venllc club that held their gathering in a shunty. He was explaining tho use of the revolver when the trasedy occurred. A physician was called but the lad was dead. Tho coroner's jury this morning re turned a verdict of accidental shoot ing. The deceased was well known In Peru. ... J AUBASSODOR FLETCHER MAY SMOOTH OUT RUFFLED FEELINGS. CONFERENCE IS ENDED JOINT COMMISSION WILL CON CLUDE EFFORTS TO SOLVE PUNITIVE EXPEDITION PROB BLEM VILLA CONTINUES SUC CESSES. VILLA HAS MORE SUCCESSES NEAR LOS MEDINOS. El. Paso, Texas, Jan. 3 At tacked by Villistas at Lea Medt nos, 500 Carranza soldiers tent south from Juarez deserted to the command of Colonels Ochoa and Tames, according to word receiv ed here today. This defection bringing the number of Villistas between Jaurez and Chihuahua City up to about 10,000 men. They are In position to cut off General Mur guias escape north from the capi tal. Villistas sympathizers here pre diet another attack on Chihuahua today by the forces of General Salazar. Washington, D. C, Jan. 3 Termina tion of tho conference of the Ameri can Mexican joint commission, with drawal of the Pershing column, and then resumption of some form of conferences to settle the disputed points in the relation between the United States and the defacto govern ment Mexico Is expected to the pro gram of the administration. It Is confidently expected that the American section of joint commission today will brms tfc an end-ttw-deMV orations of the body which Qelieral Carranza has rejected the Atlantic City protocol because It provided spe cifically an arrangement concerning tho withdrawn! of the Perahln col umn.. As lie has never officially rec ognized Its presence on Mexican aoll, ho felt that it would jeopardize his control of the defacto government of Mexico to sign the protocol. It. is practically certain that the plans of the Administration to re call General Pershing from " Mexico were not forced by the Insistence of the defacto government, but by tho fact, made clear by Administration officials and by Americans in Mexico that the continued presence of the American troops would result eventu ally in" the overthrow of Carranza. This would lead to control of small portions of Mexico by various ele- s making long!n,ent3 in Mexico, with none of whom the administration could deal. Once tho troops are out, it was point ed out today, arrangements for adequate border protection and for the protection of Americans and their property in Mexico would be discus sed. It is generally understood here that another attempt to adjust these points will be made thru the medium of a special commission of Americans and Carranistas. Dispatching Ambassador Fletcher to Ids post, expected now at any time, j c.()U1,i0(i with the withdrawal of the American column, will go far towards smoothing the ruffled feelings of the riefiirto officials of Mexico. Officials basis for negotiations with tho Lar ran.a government It Is not, to be expected that an nouncement of the Pershing withdraw al will be made immediately. Unoffi cial and informal arrangement with the Mexican defacto government to oc cupy the territory evacuated by Gen eral Pershing must bo completed be fore this step is taken, army officers said today. BREAK OPEN LA SALLE SAFE AND SECURE $300 IN W l.a Sail", 111., Jan. 3 Robbers last evening broke into the office of P.aker Hros. wholesale plant here last night and made away with $300 In cash, which had been placed In the j vault by employes before closing the office at the end of the flay s worn. No attempt was made to blow tho safe; the burglars managing to force tho door open. No clews were found that lead to tho Identity of the yegs. From Haker Bros, they went Into the Schlits Drewlng Company's office, but failed to get into the safe.