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OTTAWA FREE TRADER Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 1880. tl 4 i H V EE LI 'fin. : -' 55 THE WEATHER. Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Colder Wednesday afternoon and night. VOLUME l.-ZSO. 17. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. TUKSDAYMfri .J 'I, 1917. ALL FIVE MURDER AND SUICIDE VICTIMS HAVE CHANCE TO LIVE "TANK" WRECKED ON TRENCH $HC VN ENCOURAGING REPORTS ARE MADE FROM BEDSIDES OF WOUNDED WIFE IPS SILENT MRS. WEBBER REFUSES TO TALK FROM COT IN ASYLUM SPOUSE ASSUMES SAME ATTITUDE IN JAIL CHILDREN IMPROVED. C..D.&P. BISPUTE IV El SETTIE1 MEETING OF FACTIONS WILL BE j HELD IN A FEW DAYS WORK- j ING HOURS AGREED ON MUST j SETTLE WACC QUESTION. After three weeks of inactivity, I i uunns which diftercuces between C, j O. & P. otilcials and trainmen have j lain dormant, it is expected today, ao-; cording to union chiefs, that develop-! nients will begin to break rapidly and I that both faction w ill soon he brought ! together in aa effort to adju.-:t their ; uiiieieneOii. (General Supi rinteudent P. E. Flan-! er la home from j lengthy comniltu-! tion w ith Vice President Executive II. I i-J. Chubbuck in l'eoria, where accord- wholesale attempt to slaughter him- lnB t0 rtlJt,rt details were gone over relf. his wife and his three childu ! extensively, but with what result the That Antono Webber, I.a- Salle couuty's urch-murderer and would-be suicide, will recover, is the belief of County Physician A. J. Rubeits and jail attaches, who have given Webber close attention since his incarceration ia a cell at the local bastile. Webber was removed to Ottawa niter his IN FIRST PICTURE vTO; REACH AMERICA -4 j," - ; K J iff-' ? ... if. 4-A?v,i.; 'TfH -fn i4V" ' -,' - L REACHED (i TRENCH 'FNCH ROT Ff?nvF nnuuN f jnri . naiita sim orri I CNOTUwDRMRQED BEL1) crf'tnLT i Jhe (fno time an ulrplnns fiw jow Jr Jipnxth of tlie tionch, qImo firms Its I iltie gun at the ent-my. Tho Uhcvij Jbinify waved wtiilo hnmlktrclilefs WJori ef iwrrenner. anil w l'im thlsi was Sportt'd by, tha alrpttiiio the iiifnntry a C;ted the Burrtffiiler of the garrisuii. l!c ides tt ftrentSMumfwi' of t!ui wicmy kilie't, we muJo' prlsiJBiMs pls't nlllivrn mid Gil! Our tuUiftiint!li.'S ivera fivr " li n. Pit ICE, TAVO CENTS. LEAK" DIDN'T WORRY LAWSON, IT IS THE' NM CHANGE II Mi III T I S FOR 1917 NATIONAL' i RECTOR A L'. M. Y INCREASES Dl- H. G. COOK AND BAYNE HONORED AT ELECTION. TODAY. with a razor. The attack, which startled a whole, county with its horrible possibilities, oceurred early Monday morning dur ing a mad frenzy la which both Mr. and Mrs. Webber participated at their ' home in Oglesby. Mrs. Webber is an j enforced inmate of the county asylum, j where she Is being held under strict ! surveillance by employes and Warden Lawrence Morrissey. Webber, from his cot in tho county Jail, lias not given out any statements tcday. His wife from her bed in the woman's building at the county farm, has assumed the same attitude. Doth are taciturn and refuse to converge with those, who broach the subject of what prompted them to exterminate themselves and try to take the three Httto children' w ith them. .Mrs. Webber's condition, whilo wsalc. Is-most. eneourarnK, according to nurses at the county home. Khe js Euffering considerable paia, hut this is noUlooked upon as any serious condi lion hy those attending her. She does not call for her husband nnd has not mentioned any of the children since her arrival at the institution. While it Is not believed that. Webber has de sisted in his desire to die, and close watch is being keptiion him both day and night, ho has not called upon the sheriff or any of his aides today, to kill him. . After his separation from Mrs. Wit her at tne county farm, he begged the sheriff to end his life forthwith, hut the sheriff was unohlisini; enough o refuse tho request, and Webber still lives. Ho assumed all blame for the crime before his arrest. Children Improved. Iji Salle, 111., January it. (Special) Tho condition of the three WcIkt children, who nro patients at Hybum Hospital suffering wounds inflicted by their crazed father, is inont en couraging, according to doctors who aio attending them at St. Mary's hos pital. It is not believed that tho railway heads were state at this time. not prepared to This picture, marie from one which reii'-hcd America a few ihiyn mjo, shows a British "lank" utui'klo a tiermun trench. Vlio monster fi ul.t well, but emerged from t lie battle with 11 ihimusreil caterpil lar belt, which f:tiTOl it to remain win-re It w;is In the u'-t of crorslnn mie of the contains frequent mention, of tha woj4t of the "tanks." One example follows: "(liu uilccurt wan cari na .after prolact ins trenches to the wet Mil. been cultur ed, In itn interesting faehlidv' In tha early morning a "tank" started,1 'own a porjiuti of a trench held by the enemy, from the1 northweMt, ftrliu? Its machine gun and fol Bernard in Ottawa. ; General President F. J. Bernard, of j the Lrotherhood, arrived in Ottawa ! this afternoon to take up the union situation preparatory to meeting with Mr. Fisher an.! Superintendent of Transportation B. L. Arnold. This meeting probably will bo called with in tho next few days. While working without any agree ment, the trainmen, It is said, will be paid for the time from January 1st to tho signing of tho new contract, on tho basis agreed upon at the final meeting of the two sets of officials. No strike is looked for by cither Bide. May Arbitrate. Concensus of opinion among mem bers of the Brotherhood is that the1 com Daily's- offer will not meet the! enemy's trenche. 1'iclcl .Marshal llaln'B i lowed by bomlx-rs. The enemy could not recent re; ort on the b..Ule of the Somnie tesca.'it, as i held the trent'H at the s.mth- iiiniiui tump n?.ir i VVUIVmlUVIIlO UltL j MOVE roiyoRCEj IN CONTESTED SUIT ; F YTi HUSBAND MUT PAY STREATOR WIFE ALI MONY UNTIL ISSUES IN CASE ARE DISPOSED OF. I? Tho fl r.- t formal move in Hosa 1 Soret's suit against her husbnnd. Jos- j scale demand proffered ny them, and, cph Since, for divorce, was made yes- ; that finally the differences will have j teiilay afternoon -before Judge Stough : to he settled by arbitration. The! u tht (,ivcuit court, when lawyers for j workmen have already made a tender , Uu, c ,,auaut argucd motion tor! of seitling the question of wages in, . this manner, but whether tho com-1 l-''"8 dtsponal ot tho pany heads are willing to accept this ' 1 roci :rdirgs. The Sorces reside in means of adjustment has not been an-1 Stteator and are i rlncipal in what nounced. L. (). Brow no has been engaged by the trainmen to look after their inter ests until the new contracts are signed. Tho working terms contained in the company's offer have been ac cepted in full by the men and the only matter to be adjusted will be the wage proposition. The law firm of Dtincnn & OTonor will probably look after the roiivjinnv'i iutrrests in all future dealings be tween the officials arid employees. W. H. SMITE, CO. SOLON, AT LIVE STOCK MEETING The brat annual meeting "f tho razor, ; State l.ive.- tot k Asociation or Illinois when it was slashed across the throats of the three, struck vital spots on either of tho three little tots. They have a "50 .SO" prospect of re covery, nurses maiutain with yoi-tli and good health in their favor. An tono, Jr., agd seven, is the more seri ously wounded, while Mary, aged five, and Margaret, aged three, escaped with lesser wounds. All throe children cry for their mother and father and ask to be taken to them. LA SALLE GO. INVENTORS FORM NEW ASSOCATION promises to ha a sensational legal con test with both factions combating tho attempts of the other to iiccure mari tal freedom. Mrs. Sorce won tho first skirmi-h ; hy getting tin award of $S a mouth ' and ?2 solicitors' iV-es from Soros.! The lirxt payment was ordered depoa-j ited to the complainant's credit at i once nnd rofe-uiar payments of $8.-W to' follow monthly. ! Mrs. Sorce accuses her husband of cruelty and cites an alleged occasion: when he al'ael.ed her with a hore- i whip. This occurred, she said, in He-: ccmber, ITil. She also accused Sorce i of spending hij money over tho jnun ing tables of Streator. Sorce replied' to her charges hy accusing Mrs. Sore: ; of infidelity, namin:; two alleged co-j rerpontlenis. one of whom was "John ! Doe," that great mythical unknown of the court recoids, .Mrs. Sorce in her; reply to the cross hill, denied she had j been unduly Intimate with either of the men mentioned hy the defendant. Sorce further alleged desertion and said his wife quit him October 4, 11)14, nnd since has refused to live with him. They wore married July It!, 191 1, and have one child born two years after the marriage, who is now in the wife's custody. Sorce maintains tho baby has been spirited away from him and is kept in hiding so he cannot see it. A new La Sallo county association was incorporated Saturday evening which has been named the Inventors' Manufacturing & Development Asso ciation; capital stock 2.'0,()u0.00, par valuo of shares $1.00, fully paid end non-assessable; all common stock all share alike. j The incorporators nro Br. J. II. Goodcll, the model maker at Marseil les; J. F. McKinzie, who has many valuable patents to his credit; It. It. Cocking, carpenter contractor; John Woitynek, Thomas G. Baird and W. J. 1'arks. t Dr. Goodcll was elected president, McKinzie first vice president, Cock ing second vice president, and Barks ttocretary-trcasurer, The board of directors includes all the above mentioned whom, with Dr. 'W. A. Starr, now of $r. Louis, also Torm the utility ctmmittee, to per form duties olmHar to building and loan lumoelat'cm iippralsers. will he held at the Jefferson hotel, Peoria, 111., Thursday, January 11th, j and leaders in the livestock industry ! ol' Illinois and neighboring states will be in attendance. W. 11. Shute, Deer Iirk farmer and a member of. tho board of supervisor.-',, is La Salle coun ty's director of the association. Thin association was organized In Bcoria, March S, 1D1.G. and numbers amcng its members the leading feed ers, tdiippevs nnd breeders of the state. Its growth j membership has been rapid, and by reason of the loyal co-operation and support of the lead ing stockmen the' association has been able to accomplish gre::t reforms. An interesting program has been arranged and among those' who will address the meeting will be leaders in livestock affairs of this and neigh boring states, whore work has been of great benefit to stockmen in recent years, Tho Illinois legislature will have en- MIsh Mabel Baker, of Grand Ridge, tered .upon its work when the annual ( and Mr. Charles Gootsch, Jr., of South meeting of the association is called ; Ottaw;a, were united in marriage Sat- OTTAWA YOUNG MAN CLAIMS GRAND RIDGE GIRL AS BRIDE and there arc matters of deep import ance to stockmen coni!n: up in Spring field which will be under considera tion In the l'eoria convention. SISTER OF OTTAWA MAN PASSES AWAY IN STREATOR Buffalo Bill May LVj?Thru,Cy. Len.er, Cole., Jaiv tf. Col. Wil liam F. Cody was resting com fortably this morning. Latt night feis condition was Such that all hope was abandoned that he would live until daylight, but his ircn constitution -brought him thru and he may live thru the day, according to his physician, Dr. J. H. East. Convicts Fight .Flames in Prison Elazt. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 9. Leading a band of tire-fighting prisoners, Governor Stanley, of Kentucky," eaily tod.'y 6aved the lives of more than forty convicts, trapped in their cells when flames broke cut in the State Penitentiary. Two prisoners were burned to death and 39 others are in the prison hospital. The fire de stroyed ono cell house and badly damaged another. Start Closing Arguments in Bub ble Death. Olncy, III., Jan. 9. Closing ar guments were bec,un today in the e.irr! cf Hey Hinderliter, charged with the ''air bubble" murder cf Elizabeth Ratcliffe, his 17-year-old sweetheart. It wa3 expected that a,"j . i.-.e.n'u ;; w;u!d end at about 3 p. m. and that the case would go to the jury before 4 o'clock. On New Clew of Model Slayer. Philadelphia, Jan. 9, The trail of the murderer cf pretty Grace Roberts, artist model, today led away from the grave of Bernard Lewis, sen of a wealthy Pitts burgh family, who committed sui cide In an Atlantic City hotel when the police net seemed nbout to hem him in. Germans in Possession of All Rou mania. London, Jan. 9. British mili tary experts, commenting upon the capture of the Roumanian fort ress of Fokshani, by Von Macken zen's German allies, take the gloomy view that it Is now almost impcssibls to prevent the Teu ten from overrunning Moldavia, thus riiving them complete posses ion of the Kingdom of Roumania: KiFfll SOCIETIES TO IISIT OTTII LIEDERTAFEL AND UPPER MIS SISSIPPI VALLEY TURNER3 TO HOLD JOINT CONVENTIONS IN CITY APPOINT LOCAL COMMITTEES. Ottawa National banks held their annual election ijmmins all their old officert'tiSi ensuing year. The National City ? jhiaa strengthened its directorate addjitg two '.fety vui Dusines8 raerjjr jit, eoaier, BOSTON FINANCIER SAYS HE WANTED STOCK DEALS INVESTIGATED success, This deitn was A 'upon One of the events of next summer which will att.aet hundreds to Otta wa, wiil be the fc'uengerfest of the Central Illinois Circuit, comprising about twelve or htteen societies, witti a hicmbcr.-diip of approximately two bundled and tcty singers, under Ue geneiai leadership ot Director w. Koli, ot iVkin, 111. There will also bo in our city the annual congregation iTagsatzung) of ti.e tipper Mississippi Turner Circuit, cf which the Ottawa Turner Society is a member. . The latter event will also bring quite a concourse of people to Ottawa. In order to have both festivals cek biuled in conjunction, ' the local sing ivx society, "Liedeltaiel" lias ap- ! pointed an arrangement consisting of Paul Ziekler, Aug. Kuss- lt-r, (lu.-.t. Fischer, John Steins, H. I'I'abe and Geo. Mscher to consult the ! Turner Socictv and seek -an agree- i tneiiL as to dale, etc. The si'ir.ing society, at tho same ic.sitin, elected the following otliccrs fcr the ensuing year: President - -George r ischer. ice President - Gust. 1- u?cher. Secretary--II. I'I'abe. T'teasui tr-l'aul Ziekler. Cafhier---Kugeue Schacfor. Lihiarian Armand, Henry. prior to tWrmeeHng and;ttt names of Lewis M. Bayne and llwtf OCook were voted upon as direetofs wltn both men being unanimotufty chosen for these Important posts. v The following is the list of officers: President Thos. D. Catlin. . , First Vice-President ALT. Schoch. Second Vice-President Chas.' P. Taylor. ' "V' V Cashier Philip G. Schoch. ; Assistant Cashier Otis M. Bach. These are the directors: Thos. D. Catlin, Al. F. Schoch, Chas. P. Taylor, Phillip G. Schoch, James P. Catlin, George M. Trimble, John D. Towne, Harry G. Cook and Lewis M. Bayne. First National Elects. The annual meeting of the First National Bank was held this after noon at 2 o'clock at which time direc tors and officers for the ensuing year were chosen. All former officials were re-elected as follows: F resident I. ortnxo LelanJ. Vice President E. C. Swift. Cashier C. E. Hook. Assistant Cashier Oscar Haeberle. Assistant Cashier Fred A. Gerdiug. Assistant Cashier Edwin J. Cas- sidy. - ' Directors Loienzo Leland, Oscar Haeberle, I. D. Vincent, C. E. Hook, Clarence Griggs, Edward C. Swift, Milton Pope. Plana for the future growth of the bank wera discussed at the meeting. MARSEILLES WOMAN DROPS DEAD AT HUSBAND'S FEET EASTLAND ORPHAN TELLS OF HARDSHIPS MET WITH SECTION HAND DIES AT RYBURN HOSPITAL urday evening at the parsonage of the German Catholic church in Ottawa, the eerenieny being performed by Kev. Father Casimlr Miller. The attend ants were the pislcr and brother of the groom. Immediately after the ceremony the couple nnd a few intimate friends ) and relatives sat down to a wedding flipper ot the home of the grooms parents. John Walsh, aged 47 years, died at Ryburn Hospital at. 4 o'clock this morning, after an illness of three days. He was taken to the hospital Satur day, suffering with pneumonia and d-ath came this morning. T lie decerned came here on January I "nl from Chicago, to woik for the e 1 tra section gang of the Itock Island. resided In the camp Clyde Fraiii'.en, nineteen years of j age, a line looking chap, appeared iir the lineup of the Federal Plate last; evening in their game against the Knights of Columbus. In coiinectltn. with Clyde-, however, there was a lit-; tie story which might prove of inter-; est to Ottiiwiiiis. j On July 21, 191."), Clyde lost his par ents, sister and brother, all of the ! Franzen family save himself went to i their death when the Eastland wv.s j sunk. He swam to safety. The lad ( I was attending the Morton high school,. 1 til with the death of his parents it: ; was necpssary for him to battle his iown way in the world. He had no rel-j lutive;'. Franzen worked all summer. in a lumber camp in Wisconsin and; ; Saturday arrived here looking for ! work, i To is employed at the Federal; Plate. Walking out a short distance to greet her husband on his return from work, a custom she observed every evening, Mrs. Fred Page, aged 51, a prominent club woman and member of several fraternal societies, dropped committee,! dead at 5:::n o'c'ock last evening on the sidewalk in front of her home, nca:' the corner of Chicago and East Bluff streets. Mrs. Page, who was of a jovial disposition, had not previous ly complained of feeling sick, and her sudden death was a, great shock. Mr. Page is employed as millwright at the Crescent paper mills. When be quit work last evening and started for home his wife was on the lookout for him and met him half a block from the residence. They (darted together for the house, . Mrs. Pago being un usually cheerful, when suddenly she collapsed and fell at his feet. Funeral arrangements will not be! announced until the arrival ot the ! daughter, who is expected to reach! Marseilles today. I Coroner Ponoghue, of La Salle, ar-j rived at 10:11 o'clock and conducted the Inquest. REPORT OF MARRIAGE IS UNTRUE SAYS OTTAWA CLERK TAKES STANO TODAY CHIPPERFIELD, OF ILLINOIS, AND WITNESS HOLD VERBAL STAR RING MATCH BEFORE CONGRES SIONAL COMMITTEE. ' Washington, Jan. 9. Thomas. V. Lawson,"who thus far has refused to ; mention , any names in the leak" In- veBtlgation, today promised - to' give names, if, as a result of the prelimin-. ary Investigation being held by the , rules committee, the house should or- der a congressional Investigation.''- ' ; The promise came after a session ( devoted to wrangling in which motions to -hold Lawson ' in contempt twice . were renewed by Representatives IJennett and Chipperfleld. Lawson had steadfastly refused to give names. "Mr. Lawson," finally asked Repre sentative Cantrill, "It the committee should report this resolution and this committee and the house ordered such au inquiry by a select committee and you are summoned will you then give to that committee tho name of the member of congress and the cabinet oilleers you mentioned?" "I will," said Mr. Lawson. "Why not give the name to this committee then?" Lawson then repeated his oft made statement that this prelimlninary in quiry and he preferred to tell a spe cial committee because of the serious ness of the disclosure . lu the midst of Lawson's sharpest exchanges with Representative CAip- T'.erflpld, n second deputy stoodj JljM acting sergennt at arms -Bourn oe- tween tho two men to prevent possi ble fisticuffs. 'An Important disclosure was the statement of Mr. Lawson that he real- ij vuivu uuiv houui nu its icoir cation of the "leak" but his rather spectacular part in the whole contro versy had been actuated by a desire to have r.n investigation of the New York stock exchange. In a parry between B. M. Chipper field, cf Illinois, and Mr. Lawson, the following dialogue was conducted: "Your real object is to have an in vestigation of tho stock exchange?" said Congressman Chipperfleld. "Yes," answered Mr, Lawson. "You do not take the slightest in terest in the investigation so far as it eoneeriH merely the "leak?" "Oil, I take a slight interest." "Rut it makes little difference to you whether the guilty persons are found or not, or whether they are pun ished. You are chiefly interested in au investigation of the stock ex eiunw?" "Yes," "And all these newspaper articles, letters and statements you have made are really to the end that there may be an inquiry into the stock ex change? "Yes, that is what I want an invest igation for." At this point Congressman Harri son, ol' Mississippi, interposed: "And yet, you are a common stock speculator en the market?" "I do not understand what you mean by common speculators. We are all speculators, I guess. Stock speculation is a legitimate business. You men of congress have made it so by failure to act. You can change eruditions so that you need not call A rennrt as circulated in Ottawa 11 eommon stone speculator." and I.a Salle that Archie Fredricks.i "ol1- 1 don't know about that," said well known soda dispenser of the ; Harrison. Weis drug store, was married, is un true. Mr. Fretlricks was greatly in censed over the report and vigorously denied it to a Frio Trader-Journal reporter. LIGHT VOTE BEING CAST ON CONDUIT ORDINANCE Little interest Is being shown in the extended conduit ordinance election The examination then took the fa miliar turn of tracing ticker reports and the stories about the manner in which a "leak" may have reached the stock market in advance of the peace note. Earlier in his testimony Mr. Law son told the (ommittee that federal regulatien of stock exchanges is nec essary and several years ago he had bellied frame a bill which was intro duced In the senate for their regulation. SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE JOURNAL. TRADER' Mrs. Henry Smith died on Monday morning al, 10: Hi) o'c'ock at her home l fiii-f,nii, f,,lt. iv, lii ir n tlii'f,n vet-rQ. Tlirt lirlrln -na tit-ettiK- riv.l n ninil In I While here lie 11Iih'!3 of tuberculosis. She Is sur-n dark blue gown, She is one of east of this city, vivod by her husband and father,! Grand Ridge's highly respected young i No funeral arrangements have been Charles Price, of Grand Ridge, ;;nd , ladles, being Ihr- youngest (laughter of ' made. The superintendent of the two sisters, Alice, of Grand Ritlgo, end Mr. and Mrs. Edward H iker, nnd mini-! camp wan unaware of the man's death Josephine, of Iowa, and live brothers, hers her friends by the h-lon, The until Informed by a Free Trader-Jour- Edwi'td, cf Mcrlden. Cootie, of this groom !s associate:! with his father In rial reporter. city, Dowcy, of Grand Ridt'c, William, the truck funnlne; 'business and is an of Puntima Canal, nnd Teddy, of Iowa. Industrious nnd hiuhly respected Lawson said tho "leak" occurred a j being held turnout the city today, und,wpck 0I. ton d;ivs bofor0 the pblica as a consequence only a light vole is.Uan of 1he noto Hc a,,4fl Ba,d he was beint; cast. No energetic ellort is be- adviH0(i 1)y San)U,, Cndermeyer, a : made by either friend or loo ot ;vw Vnrv inu-vrr th-,t th mm. hold ,ll(,irl'l''; '''''linance to secure it-i passage or, mittee haa praoUcally no power to meetin" iliis evcniii" at C ' lit oio, , compel appearance ana answers or nieet in.-,,, Mu 1 ?,orK j so-moiiee there we're hundreds of stay- witneaset 'hBnl l ' , m ' , I t ! voire either for or against the contin- ,rmm!ttoo U woul(! toll (ho namcs of ' j " ..... ' iKifuiii n" lwi nnifprsrrniinil v riiitr rr ROTARY CLUB WILL HOLD MEETING TONIGHT Th' Rotary club will nro: "I'niversal Military Training," "Know Ottawn Hrttcr," and special ic'euls on the work for 11)17, Funeral servicer! will nesduy In Streator. be held Wed- yotin men. They will mal.o their i homo lu South Ottawa, Optimistic Thought. If misfortune comes she brings along i . I a. ..lyil-..ri the bravest virtues. BIT-SCRIHE NOW FOR THE TRADER JOURNAL. FREW Beauty In Llfht. Light Is the first of painters. There Is no object so foul Unit Intense light will not make it beautiful. Etuursou. a congressman, cabinet officer and other high officials and a banker In volved lu tho leak on the pence note. He also promised to give "amounts of money great amounts of money morn than n million dollars," connect ed with the transaction. :