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4 THE WEATHER. Fair tonight and Sun day; colder Sunday in north and west portions. Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL . Established 1880. VOLUME 1.--NO. 15. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. SATURDAY, -lAM'AIIV G, 1917. PlilOE, TWO CENTS. "IT'S THE BLOOMIN' MUD WOT HINDERS US," SAYS TOMMY, STUCK "SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE" QUIZZ ft! POISON CASE AT PERU FREE DER" JOURNAL FEDERAL AUTHORITIES 1116 TUMULTY IS ACCUSED IN MYSTERIOUS "LEAK" MESSAGE MAN WHO SAVFn filRI FROM V 1 B1W W I B Bae Will DEATH TELLS STORY j . TO REPORTER ! it CEORGE SCOTT GIVES STATE MENT REGARDING ATTEMPT TO POISON MISS KATHLEEN LONG BY REJECTED SUITOR. A new phase entered Into the mys tcrioui poison case in which an at tempt was made to poison Miss Kath leen Long pretty IS year oid IV: u girl, ly a rejected suitoi. The story as published exclusively i.i the In11? Trader-Journal last evening has caused considerable comment in i:r- U" '"T I,,u -Mlt,s i.. 1 ti i hi., i : naa well luiuwu. George S"ott, piomhient La Salic taxicab owner, and who saved the young lady from the drastic move made by the rejected suitor, in bend ing; the po1 son candy, todav cave a Etatement to a Krqc Trader-Journal I representative. He said: "By a messenger, and not thru tho mail, Kathleen received a box of as sorted candies. Later I received an unsigned letter telling me that the candy, had been sent to her and that it was too late for me to save her. I 'phoned Miss Long before she had touched the candy. "Upon analysis made in Chicago it was found that the candy contalnei j Mcholorlde of mercury, steel gratings, etrychaine and other poisonous thines. 'Tufrng the past few weeks both Miss Long and I have been the recip ient of threatening letters. Friends of Miss Long, too, have received let ters In which dire threat were made. - 4are h'ctj ihkiii ivt iFPi'in'B-i that we know the guilty party and in-1 tend to punish him." Federal Authoritlea on Case. j 7 l Since threats wero sent thru the i mall the Federal authorities are work-1 1 . . 1 . U i v ing on the case. Attempts are al-o being made to find the lad who deliv ered the candy. La Salle county authorities are not , taking any action in the case. ! Miss Long is a member of a very prominent family In La Salle and her: friends regret, her plight. Prosecution for tho guilty party : will be pushed, according to the an- nouncement made at Peru today. AMATEUR SLEUTH FRISKS OTTAWA MAN FOR S5.00 (Special Correspondence.) Marseilles, Jan. G Whether the joke Is rn August Mutter or not he is not fullv convinced. At. any rate he is nhead, but is not wire that it is per fectly good money, while an Ottawa man is minus tho sura of 55. For n timo August was hot on tho trail of counterfeiters, and he threat ened to have the minions of the law down upon them. That's how he pot the $3, grabbing It from a stranger to be used as evidence in the prosecution which was sure to follow. Last night a couple of Ottawa fel lows came to Marseilles and proceed ed to have what they thought w some fun. One of them, Roy Butcher.! a saloonkeeper, had in his possession j nv Jinn of thp new fnrirrnl resprvn 'bank notes in the denomination of $5 PROSECUTION HID He dropped the roll upon tho floor of cnarse cr the services. The names of a business house an'd then pretended i tne '"issioners has not as yet bee:-, he had round the money. announced. I futures will be given Just then in camo August. He Raw!ever-V n,nt during the week at the Butcher spending the peculiar looking I west Ottawa church. hills and he became suspicious. Coun-j " ' terfelters, he concluded. Watching' DZW MAHIQllKI U!l I CTART Mu nniinrtnnitv. AnirUKt Rel?:ert nnn nf,,,wf' "inuiWUII II ilL UIMIM the bills, said he was goin.g for the police, and rushed out of the place. . But August dln't find the police, . 111.- ,11,1 1. M..iit V. n nnA llin 1,0 ,n t,o, itn,f! . It. August still has the bill and is Btlll i ... 4t, u i i,.pi BUslTlllUUS lliui il. in ii'imiviicii.. Butcher said he had worth of fun anyway. RIORDAN FUNERAL IS HELD THIS MORNING. The funeral of Mrs. Patrick Rlor dan, prominent North Ottawa woman, was held this morning at nine o'clock at St. Columba church. Rev. Dean Qulnn officiated and a beautiful trio- ute was paid to the life of the de ceased In the funeral sermon. The pall-bearers were: Edward Dougherty, James Whyto, William Whyte, Thomas Lanigan, Moroni Duckworth, end William Keleher. In terment was made in St. Columba cemetery, I T j MISSOURI RIGGS ASKS INJUNC TION AGAINST MATHEW KER WIN TO PREVENT ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF PROPERTY RIGHTS. SoLiinK forth in her bill of .complaint that her neighbor violates her proper ty right'! by tearing down fences and cutting away trees and shrub;-, Mis souri Riggs, of liter I'ark township, this morning tiled a bill of injunction in the circuit court against .Matthew Kerwin, a wealthy landowner of that section of the county. According to the complainant hers and Kerwm's lands adjoin and that tho she refue.-i him the right, Ker win drives across her farm and there fore is guilty of trespass and should be restrained from further continu ing the practice. It is also set forth that Korwin removes tho lino fence whenever or as often as it is erected and persists in hi3 determination to cut across the Riggs field to r.ecure ac cess to hi:i own property. Alleging that s he desires to live on friendly terms with her neighbors and does not desire to enter into further controversy over the fence and shrub difficulty, the complainant asks that an injunction be issued against Kerwin which will compel his remaining un- cn hi; fiv.ii property aA! at the same time foieo his leaving her possessions alone. Tiie bill stales, rnd a blue print dia gram nubstantiating the claim accom panist it, that Kerwin can enter his farm from other direttiens and conse- i;uerniy, inn- vompiainanl avers, there i3 no need of his persistence to cut across her lands when he has other means of entrance and agrees to his - property. ' . ' . t. ..... . . . . , OTTAWA MAN IS CITED FOR COURT CONTEMPT I'-ut-ene Myer, said to be an Ottawa laborer, this morning was commanded ky-Jmlsa-" KUlretixe to appear In tho circuit court ;;nd explain why ho i i-.liouid not be cited for contempt, for : failure to comply with the court edict i ordering him to pay his wife, Mine Myer ?4 a week alimony, pending dis : lio.-al of her divorce suit. Mis. Myer w;;- teprcscnted by A!- torney M. X. Armsi romr and made tlu j motion that Mver l.e ,v!cd to evpbin why lie h-is not -i the alimr.ny pen-j detite li!i. Myn- ai riven until Monday aftemoi n ut l:.'!u o'clock- to; !i' l:i) is ib fen. c. His hearing wil i be hold a! that ;imo. j iiesiiie;-, retting temnorarv atimnnv I Mr.. Myer was awarded $25 solicitor's j foes and couit eosU were taxed' again.-! the defendant. I MISSION WILL GE HELD AT ST, PATRICK'S CHURCH Announcement has been made of a ronton to be held In St. Patrick's diurcl: ror the week of March Li to IS. The Potnniciin order of Missicn- arie3 frcm Minneapolis will have SUIT AGAINST TRUSTEES Rev- A' Madison, who was ousted I ' 1 , ,'J"S or"te f ''a"liKt ,,s i slou church in South Ottawa on Sua dsiy, November 2th, stated today to a free Trader-Journal reporter that: he would start tsuit against the trm,-j tees, John Edwards, George Hoclc; Damo, Perry Uugg, Jas. Christopher and John W. Thompson, to regain hi pastorate. Kev. Madison will place his cause In the hands of the li-aptist Wood River Missionary board and they will start the suit. Rev. Madison, the founder of the church, says he whs ousted 'by the board during hl3 ab ficnco from the city. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Lester Weber, Ransom Miss Emma Kctz, Ransom .... ...11) TAKEN 0 CCUE BRITISH TZfiCTOR BOGCEQ "SOMEWHERE IN FRRtiCE. " l'lioto by American Pre;;s Aswii'latlon. "It ain't the bloumln' Oorniuiis wnt'n prcventln' Ut frctn f:nitis fnrwai-l," s;ikl a lirltisli prlvnto to un American corre snoiideiit, "it's the bluwteil sticky imid." And hi si uiicuiniilhiic'iiUirv uiiiniuii of the t-lb t M5 JUDGEMENT C. & V. COAL CO. MUST PAY FOR DAMAGE DONE TO GRAHAM FARM WYLIE APPEALS DRAIN- -AGE-VERDICT.-- - - George W. Graham, of near St renter, this morning in the circuit court, was; awi'i-dcd a judgiiicnt of fl,42. against! the Chicago, Vermillion &. Willming-j Un Coal Co., fur dam.'iyer. done Ms' farm by rave-ins. Mrs. Graham was the only witness i.nd no contest v, a3 offered by either officials or attorneys for the rot'l company. j Mr. Graham showed bow ihe sink holes had ruined the drainage system , of his .lands and had wrought other havoc that would reiuire a vast r-x-j penditure to repair. When tie t.-.t!-' mciiv was In Judge Kldredge allowed the plaintiff f1.-12.r. in full of the claim. Attorneys Shay and O.dit.rne rep re-! suited Craharii. ' I A. S. Wylie, treiisurer of an Ophiri township drainage ditdrict, who was: sued iti the circuit ei.iut for diverting district funds tr sources not intended' for them, this morning filed notice be fere Judge Kldredsre he would aiH"l irom a judgment .-nvarde l again-d him for $70.0. Uond in the (mm of $120u was filed Ly Mr. Wylie lo cover the cost of the appial. j Mr. Wylie did not spend the m..n-i cys for any but township purposes. I but the law pays he is liable for the amounts diverted in this manner audi a verdict was secured by the district; and Mr. Wylie will have to pay the amount out of his own pocket if the' higher courts upholds the decision ofj Ihe circuit tribunal. ; ELKS AND K.OF D.TO ATTEND MICHAEL J. SHEEHAN FUNERAL ' Members of Ottawa Lcd;re II. P. O.l H. and Starved Hock Council Knigh's' of Columbus tomorrow afternoon will! attend in bodies tho funeral of the late Michael J. Shoehan, prominent Ot tawan and one of the Free Trader Journal publir-heiK, whose death Fri day shocked the entire community, j Services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock in St. Columba church with! Kev. Dean Qui an oflleiating. Interment' will be in Ottawa Avenue cemetery. SPRING VALLEY KNIFE - MAN IS NABBED HERE Thomas Wallln, who recently was held prisoner in the Hureau county!, was arrested lust evening by Oflk-crs j Reilly and Monroe on a charge of lie-! lag drunk. Walling attempt!. j t board a fast, moving inform ban car! at li:,"e o'clock and nearly met with' fatal accident. Wallin was caught in Bureau county after using a knife on an enemy. He had his release bond, In his pocket, lie Is being held pend ing an Investigation that will be madu j into his caso, n a mail mud is shared by the Germans, although thtiy do not iinrti', nf enmse. that It Is the only thins that stands in the way of a British udviuicu. The mud in a hindrance to the movement of supplies, yutm, etc., EXTRA BUFFALO BILL" DYING AT COLORADO RESORT. Glcnwood Springs, Colo., Jan. 6. Co!. W. F. Cody ("B'jffalo Bill") is near death. The final call for him It but matter .,'! Hy pcsrifcly hours, Dr. W. F. Crook, attending physician said today. CHAMPAIGN WIFE KILLED DY DRUNKEN SPOUSL. Champaign, III., Jan. 6. Mrs. Roy Larnkin, 3,?, was instantly killed Ly her drunken husband, and Mrs. John Seibert, occupy ing a room below that In whicli the finht occurred narrowly es caped death when a wild bullet went thru the fioor, shortly before 6 o'clock tit is morning. Lamkin escaped, leaving his revolver in the yard. Three shcts were fired. A partly empty whiskey bottle was fsund in the room occupied by the Lamkins. JAPAN DENIES KNOWLEDGE MEXICAN ARMS SHIPMENT. T&I-. io, Jan. C. 'nial was midc by tiie Japarieoi foreign office to day that it had any knowledge of a shinment of rifles to Mexico, said tc have left here on the ctearner Kotchire Maru on Jan. 2. It had been reported that the Maru carried 2,5C0 rifles for Salina Cruz, bought hv the three repre sentatives of the Carransistaa government who cams here to purchase munitions. PAYMASTER 'o 'KOB3ED OF $10,000. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 6. While on his way from the Tarcntum de pot to the plant of the Flaccus Class Co., the paymaster was held up abcut noon today by four masked men and robbed of $I0 0jO, which he was taking to pay off the men at the plant. The l.cnCi'.a escaped in an automobile and are thought to have fled to ward Blackenridge. ATTRIBUTE "WITH GOD'3 HELP" STATEMENT TO KAISER. London, Jan. 6 "With God's help, German arms will enforce the understanding they (the al lies) have rejected. The foregoing statement In at tributed to Kaiser Wilhelm in a copy of the Germany army and Navy Journal received here. The emperor is quoted as declaring that the entente rejected the peace proffer because it "desired the destruction of Germany." He further declared that all respon sibility for further sacrifices rests with the allies, according to the Journal. ', Good Advice, but Hard to Follow. Always remember that the other fel low Is not Interested lit your likeai or j dislikes. l'eu lUdgu Pod. us ns well ns of men, ns Is evidenced by th picture reproduced herewith of a Uritisb army tractor Btuck In the mud "tuiiiv wher in France." LONE 'PIE LEADS CENTRAL UNION LOSES COPPER ON LINES BETWEEN UTICA AND LA SALLE BLOODHOUNDS TRAIL OF THIEVES. ON ItlcoJliouuds are upon the trial of WIRE THIS CUT wire thieves who last night cut dowui'han a mile and a hali' of leads between j t'ttea and La Salle and then maJe their getaway. Discovety of the lo.-.s j was made by Central Culim officials, owners of the wires, this morning; and I immediately efforts were made to se j cure Jackson's dogs and set them on- to the thieves. The. wires weighted in the neigh-1 j borhocd of 2',0 pounds, and according j 10 Manager Iloem, of the U. TV 'Co., I ! was worth in tho neighborhood ofj j UHit). I That the crime was committed by ! men having a horse and wagon in ! their possession U the concensus of opinion among tho authorities, and ; clevvj obtained along this line of th jotix.ing will be followed out. In the hope of apprehending the thieves. AT GAYETY MEETING I The Dayton Fanners' Improvement ' Asocial ion will hold a meeting tit; the itiayely theatre, January H, ami an ex ' ct'I't tonally good program is being pre : pared. One of the speaker will be Zae M. Seifres, member the Illinois legisla ture and who was one of the leaders j of the good roads movement, in tho j slate. Mr. Scilies is greatly impressed i with ihe Indiana road law and would like to see it adopted in this state, j Mr. Scifres v. ill he (loomed to (lis ! rapoinimcnt ns lllinoia has a pretty good n.ad law of her own. WM. POWELL, FORMER RESIDENT IS SUMMONED William T. Powell, former Ottawa! resident, aged SB years, died Tuesday j at his; residence in Chicago. The do-1 ceased came, to Ottawa in 18.'!," with j bis parents, Ucv. and Mrs, Thomas Powell. He was educated in this city . and for a number of years conducted la grain business In the parternship ! of Strawn and Powell. He moved to i I ( hleago In the early seventies. j He leaves surviving one daughter, I Cora C. Powell, and two grandsons, l.e.-ter and Walter Powell. Funeral was held last Thursday in Chicago. Deceased was an uncle of 1 ester H, Strawn, of this citv. STEPHEN McMNLEY IS j EOUND TO GRAND JURY.i Stephen McKlnley, farm hand, who! admitted passing several bogus cheeks I on Ottawa merchants, was arraigned for hearing this afternoon at 2 o'clock j before Justice Koetiig. He waived a hearing and was bound over to the j grand jury with a bond of $50i. Friends of McKlnley ore making! good all the bogus cheeks and It is j said he will not be prosccutod. I ! i in HEARINGS BEFORE UTILITY COM MISSION MAY RESULT IN AC TION THAT WILL RELIEVE SIT UATION. I A double-barreled attack is to be directed against railroads by coal j dealers of Chicago and surroundin? i territory in an attempt to break up the l embargo on shipments and the efforts of the steam lines to have the state i public utilities commission sanction a change in reconsignment charges. The fight threatened on the em bargo against shipments from the West Virginia coal districts now en forced by the Pennsylvania, Balti more and Ohio and Chesapeake and Ohio roads will be started immediate ly and is to be a vigorous action, Fred W. Upham, president of the Consum ers Company, declared yesterday. Upham Tells Troubles. "There is to be immediate action against the embargo, - and you may depend upon it that it will be vigor ous," Faid Mr. I'lham. "I cannot say Just now what direction our ac tion will take. "Our company contracted for 47,526 tons Pocahontas coal for December delivery from the AVest Virginia mines. We received 13,000. The Chesapeake and Ohio was to haul 13,000 tons for us. They delivered to us just 727 tons in December. The Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio were but little better. "The coal was mined, all ready for ! loading. Tho cars could have been together. The embargoes I scraped must be raised." . . Supplies are Light. ..Ika..lior.lago,oC. iinthj-a'eate, nd, eastern bituminous coal remained lin ed yesterday, tho a flight excess of Illinois and Indiana coal was received. Opposition of the railroads was evi-dit-eed ye.-terday before Ihe utilities e.i.T ion w hen testimony for the j-j i;.'.-- v-(,. heard. It is proposed to allow one free consignment of cars In transit if the destination is not changed, but if a change is made $2 would be charged. H. J. Howe, coal traffic manager for the Illinois Central, cited an instance where a shipment was held for eleven days and then ordered teconsigned to a market where a higher price ecit'd be obtained. "Kuibatyo the speculator then," said Aitir-yC M, V. Gallagher, represent ing a number of coal dealers. "Such si! os ate exception. The coal men are not a bunch of crooks." TAGGER TAGGED AS BRIOE IN TAG-DAY ROMANCE Wednesday morning at S o'clock at St. Patrick's church will mark the culmination of the pretty romance of Miss Pes sie Hundley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira W. Hundley, of Twin Pliiifs and Frank tlottlob, wealthy Livingston, Montana, ranchman. Tile meiding of the young cou ple was a rather strange one. In Octobe- of DUG Miss Hundley was (.ne of the numerous taggers for the Catholic Woman's League in Chicago. Ajt that time her pic ture appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Cot I lob arrived in Chi eaeo about the same time with livn carloads of cattle from his ranch Miss Hundley tagged the ranch man and also tagged a husband, tioltlob and Miss Hundley met agaia at one of the social affairs of the Catholic women's league. Their friendship grew and finally the announcement of their en-i.-f .cement, came, which was no surprise to their friends. Following the marriage cere mo y next Wednesday morning the young couple will go east on a tour of the large cities and then tetum to Mr. Gottlob's home in Monlana. The prospective bride groom redui s with bis parents on a 2(i-u) acre ranch and Is engaged in stock raising. Miss Hundley Is n graduate of the Commercial section of St. Xavler'o Academy. His Main Prop. There wits n man In our town, sup ported by his wife; but one tiny she turned him down his only prop In life. And when lie saw his wife had fled, he started on the run- he had no time to lose, he said so ho copped another one. ANNONYMOUS "CURTIS" SAYS SECRETARY 6AVE OUT PEACE TIPS MET IN NEW YORK? SECRETARY OF STATE AND EX ECUTIVES AID ARE WILLING TO APPEAR BEFORE COMMITTEE AND TELL ALL THEY KNOW. Washington, D. C, Jan. 6 De termined to get to the bottom of the alleged information leak, whereby Wall street was said to ham prematurely that President Wilson had sent his peace note, the house rules committee today adopted a resolution to call before the committee all of the Wash ington representatives of the Wall street Journal and financial Amer , ican New York financial newspa pers. Secretary of State Lansing and secretary to the president Joseph P. Tumulty will not be sub poenaed to appear before the com-. mittee, but it was Indicated today that they would appear and tettl- -fy, voluntarily Monday or Tues day. Thomas W. Dawson, of Bos ton, will be before the committee Monday. Washington, Dec. C, Jan. 6 Fur ther sensations were promised for to day at the Investigation by the House rules committee into the alleged "Leak" of Information from Washing ton to Wall street, which enabled broker and others on the "Inside" to make findncruT'Smings." ' ! " '" ' " Despite sensational character of the hearing thus far, the names of high officials and the president's brother-tn-law having been mentioned as among those that Rep. Wood "Heard" had profited by theeak, it was admitted today that the effort to force a con gressional investigation thus far has been somewhat of a disappointment, it was pointed out today that not a single concrete statement has been made that anyone was actually aware of the president's intention to send the peace note to the warring powers, ev erything offered thus far having been on hearsay evidence, and having been met with a Hood of denials. It was pointed out also that no actual evi dence of a penny having been made by any one had been offered by Rep. Woods, author of the Investigation resolution and Mr. Wood had been lareful to emphasize the fact that the only Information in his possession was hearsay. The hearing today promised o be as sensational as that of yesterday, but no more definite In character. Rep. Gardner, of Mass., who hits fav ored calling Pi evident Wilson himself before the committee, as well as the secretary of state and every one else who knew of the existence of the note, will himself be a witness today. Parney Rarnuch Ihe New York bank er, whose name has figured promin ently thruout the "Leak" talk, nirrj who has emphatically denied any knowl edge of the note prior to its publica tion, was likewise slated to appear. He is expected to do little more than repeat this denial. The sergeant at arms office at the capitol, was still without word today of the whereabouts of the mysterious "M. Curtis," who claims to be a New York broker and on whose informa tion nearly all of Mr. Woods state ments before the committee have been based. If he is found he will be brought before the committee and made to toll all 'he knows, to see If his statements can be substantiated. "Mr. Curtis" is authority foi" the statement that Joseph P. Tumulty and Harney Barueli had a meeting in the Raltlmore Hotel la New York at the time the "Leak" was supposed to have occurred and which they have denied. ENTENTE WAR MINISTERS MEET IN ROME. Rome, Jan. 6 While the meet ing here of the Entente war min isters was shrouded In strictest secrecy, it generally was beiieved today that only measures for clos er co-operation In the prosecu tion of the war will be discussed. Need for such an exchange of views was held necessary by the many recent changes In the war cabinet of the Entente powers. Representing England are Premier Lloyd George, and Vis count Mllner.