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THE WEATHER. Generally fair tonight and Sunday. Somewhat colder tonight. Not 10 old Sunday. VOLUME l.-iNO. 51. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. SATUKDA Y, .1 AN lT A II V 13, 1017. PBICE, TWO CENTS. TO SOON DETERMINE SALE DATE OF OLD NIGH SCHOOL BUILDING RUTH LAW TRIES OUT HER NEW TRIPLANE; WOMEN AVIATORS FOR ARMY ADVOCATED - OTTAWA FREE TRADER Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL Eitablished 1880. FREE WILSON STIKE LEGISLATION ! DOOMED; iSHTOtl HFJS 17. nil, ha PETITIONS CALLING UPON TRUSTEES TO NAME BAY WILL BE CIRCULATED STUDENTS TO HELP D0Y5 WILL PASS AROUND LISTS ASKING FOR EARLY ACTION PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD MAY BUY SCRUCTURE FOR OWN USE. The- date for tin? rale or Hi o hijrh. school r.iay be determined in few days. Members of th b! rchool board have in '.rutted that petition be drawn, shin trustees, who school properties, asking the lev, nave (harpi i sell 1 lit; buildi;' the advert 'sc. ,i 1 Before a rule, or concerning the sale, ran . ?, ii plished, a sufficient number of i--;: tures from the voters of the dutii'' must be affixed to the petition to th trustees. It has been planned to give th-"- h k! school youths petition;; to secure the signatures of voters. The work of se curing the names will be conducted next week, ir the present arrange ments are carried out. With the talk of the pale of the el l high school comes many rumors as to who will be the prospective purcliar era. It Is ftill brins; considered us the site for ' vocational training school. The building is admirably sit uated for such purposes and with very little remodeling It would soon, be ready to meet all demands along that line. Members of the put-lie school board have remained silent on thb project; a committee, however, wits appointed to look In t ho matter. Thcr seems little po.-.sibllity, at the prerent time, that any of Ottawa's fra ternal organizations will purchase the building. The Knights of Columbus and" Moose were mentioned as po ,4 bio bidders for the property. The talks cf its use for a city hall lias practlcallv parsed into history. With the conduit, ordinance, and the hospital project, the city dads do not feel like purchasing the building at thin time. Speculators, however, will probably be cn hand f t, the time of the : vile to bid on the historic old building. Its situation makes it. ideal for a fash ionable apartment building. WOMAN, ACTING OUEERLY IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY Mrs. Emma Ott, whoso mental con dition is believed to lie disordered, was taken In custody last evening by Officer Roilley. Mrs. Ott lias hem acting nueerly the last few davs and it war. feared that she might do bod ily harm to some one. She may be Riven a sanity heating at. a later time. Mrs. Ott is the woman who went be fore the city council n few weeks iii?o and staged a scene before the com missioners. STREATOR BRAKEMAN HAS NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH Streator, 111., Jan. 13. (Special).--I. I. S'erry, a brakeman on the Pant Fe railway, narrowly escaped dn-.tr here yesterday afternoon at 4 o'elr.ck when he fell from a box crr am' fractured three ribs. He was nicer scions when picked tip by member, of til" train crew, His condition i not believed to ho serious, at th Streator hospital, where, lie is c-t, Itncd. The car Jolted as it hit n d rail, and Slcrry was thrown to th' ground, Mrs.-esT SUSPECT IN OHIO'S cards thi LATEST GIRL MURDER CASS ! Guthrie , were servet-Kton. Ind., J::n. 13. Tim po morn inn nut W'oldon If IMr. and inspected of the murder o' allied a ntimon, in a Columbus, Oh:o er party T?terday linn unoiher grill n? lomo on Bffrt to obtain damaging ad- from him. Wells duriir M, hours of the morning held A Bperla'lginal story that ho had been eld Sunihnbtm, Ohio, was In the hole! tturch. Mi tho girl was murdered M- n " ' ight, hut thiil he remembered f.g atiout any girl. Me has agrcei 0(j(i") cither to iwinsas i ny, mo ,, lie 1h wanted on an embolic. ,V -nt charge, or to Columbus, Ohi.v f Wells admitted he registered in Co I lumtiim under tim name Vim I '.rum' r . . .... . . . ... but said the stains on ins sun t, came from natural causes, 24 fflE BILLS REPORTED If FORTY-SEVEN CASES DISPOSED OF BY GRAND JURORS BEFORE REPORTING BACK TO JUDGE STOUCH THREE FROM OTTA WA. Tv. r-i.tyfour indictments, only three of which wero from Ottawa, were re ported to Judge Slouch lii the circuit ourt by the January grand jury when It. completed its labors this morning. A total of forty-seven separate eases were aire! before the jurors, twenty-1 three of which were dismissed as in- i Uuiclen for trial In the circuit court. 1 fv'llcm in the history of tie county ! has so large an array of allegations j been brought before a grand jury and ; disposed of in such record-breaking 1 time, according to ; taw nu nts mado by Jmlce Stor.gh and State's Attorney Gorge S. Wiley, the latte- of whom was responsible for t!ie merry eld grind that kept the twenty-three men actively engaged during th"ir ses sions. Charges were hi ard at the rate of ten eaos a day, with the "in-,-scheduled'' being sandwiched in be tween the regulars upon the state's at toniiy's dockets. One murderer was caught in C:i dragnet. I To is Samuel Perrv Rich ardson, who killed J":a Yarboroug'.i at. Streator Nov. 7th. lie was bound to the circuit, court without bonds. The remainder of the cases were ot the petit kind, hut none the less easy to try for the prosecutor. Three true bills were suppressed, all of them being brought before the J'irors after that, body began its delib erations. Sleuthing wires are now ' being piiltc.l for there nlleg.d culprits! end doubtless they will be landed in the clutches of the sheriff within the next few days. The following is the list of indictment."--with the e'option of those three not given to the newspapers as presented to Judge Slough: Joseplh Wagner, Ottawa, burglary. Wagner is accused of having broken into the AI. Sehaei'er saloon and robbing I lie cash register rf $.".iHi ir cash and getting away with some li quor. Walter .1:cl.'son, also of Ottawa, Is held to trial for burglarizing the Hoy j r.utoher saloon on Main street, and making his getaway to Marseille ., where he was later apprehendei'. lie obtained about $2(1 in change and two quarts of liiiuor. Marry Miller, forcer suspect., who was arrested while living illegally with Mr;;. Thomas on. Marquette street, was the third Ottawa man lie. to court for trial. Me is tdiarged with fcrnicatioii. Cherie.i ( ar.cy, .-.trcator, grand la cony. John Oi'iiern, Strealcr, grand lar- cetiv, i lin'tiia Kngeiiu-eelit, Streator, grand j Iwi'tiy. I Slep!i('!i r.urelay, Streator, two j bills; one Itarging burglary and the other pelt if. larceny. II. M. ook, Stteator, nialieious mis chief. 'loincl .Icblmirn tl-r l''irk fop violating the state, mining laws. i Stany llalas, La Salle, burglary. j r, .. , T .. (....It,. I. ' UO.V 1.. 1 1 HI I .. , Ivll. r.lll', ilShlllOl. with intent, to do bodily injury. Cyril Spriggs and James 1!. Klnp.l L. , ,.i... of l a Salle, two counts, robbery Walter Clifton, la Salle, pet tit lar ceny. 'Joseph Spieler, li Salle, wife aban donment. John Hrli ir.-i'l' lly. Komnnnuk, rape. Charles Cecilin, Cedar Point, oper ating confidence game. Kdward Decker, li Salle, wife and child abandonment. Joe MeCarm. alias George SotPtner felt, of I'eru, abduction. SWITCH FOREMAN PLEADS GUILTY OF BLOCKING STREET Hernia n l,e Clerc , foreman for the "Q" swilcli engine crew, who it wnv alleged blocked traffic over Die C, II ft. Q. crossing on Madison sdrcet, Thursday aflernoon was arraigned for hearing last, evening at 7 o'clock be fore Justice Koi'tiig. lie entered a plea of guilty and paid a fine of 2u. Lo Clereq was taken In custody hj Captain of 1'oliee Charles Montgom ery following numerous complaint which readied 1 1m police sluilon on Thursday afternoon, that the railway was lgnorkng city ordinances which prohibit slopping trains on crossings! for longer than five minutes at a time, SL'JSSCmmi FOIt HIKE TRADER- , JOURNAL. r'pm-mmti EMC? --Jig" till' v, ' LT ' I'liutos by American Press Assoclatlen. Ituth Law, the rhampiun woman aviator of Amnrlci, dtoii'l on terra flrma m-fir Nor folk. Va., ami Maw Vli tor Cnrlsirom rise to n l'l.;h( i,f s v. ral tliiaisanil feet In her l.ew triir'iie, Imilt oci:i lly tor her for Use 111 her pr ,i .fcl trip from San Fran cisco to New York next sprimf. i ."ui t.stpn.i (,-w over ll.onpton Itnnils nd thou divio.l N. ivpoi t t-vtn ami Fort Monrot. 'J'tie iiM-r.mi; spceit was inuro than Kovciity-tie miles an hour, nml liet-t'-r c-iiM h-v liiea iiii;d,. The inachinu helinved P,M itiivi!lv, (lint Miss ,uw ohip pcil her linti'tc with Rt. when siu; kiw il Kli'le nml riae iM''fu:iy at the will of the operator. This was the tirst lime the mnetiinn ever left the eattli. Miss Law was not nl'raiil to he the lirM to make a flight in It, hut wanted to fo how it hehaveil hy ob serving apether lutiellt- It. The machine is ot 111) horsepower and was hnllt to make ninety miles an hour. The machine has narrow wIiiks, a wide fuulhiKu Hnd a finale motor of MO horse power. It is believed new speed records will he made, with the machine. A plan for prohationary enrollment of " Minimis in uie army avuuion re - serve corps for such service, hack of thejat Uoviruors lidand. Mrs. Pierce expects flKhthiK live tig watching for enemy nirjto K,.,MCe, v. Here he,- husband Is In iralt and put.iiwrit.e minoM, in the Buar.1-j th i.ml.i.!;.t:.-e erv to take up military liiB of cities and harbors, is under consld- j evlathrti, l,.i.- world i!: to qualily as the eratlon ty the aviation hoard of ennlnecrs : first wo.iaui imalor in the American oi Hie "ai- (i"pari oieiii. a mi; pian was submitted by Lawrence Sporry. a ynuns aviator of New York city, w ho ?aid Major (ieneisl f..., e lid Wood had indorsed the order and had granted to one woman avl- s EXAMINATION WERE HELD TO DAY BY CIRCUIT JUDGE STO'JC.H QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN AN INTELLIGENT MANNER. rif;y-fivr lien. in the circuit eon: t ! 'ooay toon xaniin.; I citizen:; of the I'-ot !p,.pnt ruri.,,r of ,,, iiin'i to l.ee'iine ' Stales, and a r.urnl'er of tle'-ei will lias; 1 1 : r trii t government t !.(. In (he n1"; ! her every rial i'lr.lii v w ,'l: re; ;i!l :i! r.tm inc. bt.e'iiions were all n:;v. or-i. ! in an intelligent manner. The little Min. Not Vour N ! ,;r,na!it y," was in w.sue. even tho t'-rl xjmi..t,r (ll IriV(. 0,.f.,etr;. j for ,, orrtlsi()n. Owing to the fact that a iiii,i'l i school htis been established in :oipri eiiie.i oi me eoiiniy, uie ne n ap care:: to lie well ver.-i d op the ttieatr nl submitted in the examitiat :rn hlatil;." Net a few years lock it was quite ; j ','1" , 1 ' """ Walter Mann, fk, of I .a SaMe, a;; gov ernor, president, senator or any oil: ' high office. i The group who souht to bo::o;;v j citizens, to iidopt Ihe Stars apd Stripes as their flat:, as a genera' i thing, were young men. That I'nite'lj vilaios is the melting pot of Ihe worV' was attested in the different rvit j nlitiea reiiresented. 1 AUTO TURNS TURTLE, ED. JACOBS ESCAPES DEATH: Kdward Jacobs, Midland township fanner, . narrowly escaped death y terday aft.nrnoop wlt"'t Hie Chevro- j let arJo which he waa driving turne'l j (iit'tlo on the Chicago road two mile;;, east, of the city. DlIO If) the fact of Ihe sdipppry coll j (lit ions of the road, Mr. Jacobs was j unable to hold the machine in thel road and it went into ihe dlt.i h. ' Mr. Jaeohs escaped with only a fw, nilnor injuries. The ear was slightly da ringed. Marriaee Licenses Pdw. D. I.awience, Ottawa . i;u lei Miss Dottle Woody, Ottawa Mmy Hili!1.lu,nuini (1,h1)V Miss Augusta Stuskenbrod, Oglesby 21 1 Martini Marlcanl, Oge ;hy i Miss Maggie Purina, Og'euby in 1 nFTY-FiE ma SEEK CIMHIP i - fl I 1m v RUTh LflW IN HER. NEW TRIPLRHE (RBQue.THE NEW MflCHMj I ator. Mrs. Waldo Pierce. nermisHinn tn llv army. J In suhrei'ti;c t,'s pb-n Mr bis pb-n Mr. Pperrv pre - suited br. Ion of I'., a, I indorsements from Or. Htrat-ithls country that could successfully oper-:.-ir.-iti -f :.itiiinrri, IlearAd-'aie aeroplanes In ease of necessity for ill I'eirv, Hccntiry lii dli!d t both cm eiclal and military purposes." miral I! DENVER SOCIETY WOMAN SHOOTS SPOUSE. Denver, Colo., J,in. 13. Mm. Stella M. Smith, 37, shot :md killed her husband, John S, Smith, this mornino at her home in the fashionable Bark Hill sec tion of this city.. The bhooting w-3 th- result of a cuiarrel ovsr her daughter that started w'icn Smith came to bis wife's house vt ? o'clock this merninq under ths i tr,; o: liouor. In the cour&e 'f the quarrel, which continued for five hours, Smith tore ?ll tho clothe, f-otn his wife's body. She vv-'v- nb'da when she shot Smith pnd he was fully dressed and also had on his overcoat. Mrs. Smith is wealthy and her husband is a chauffeur for her parents. She i; the divorced wife of William Moore, by whom she has a V. year eld daughter with whom she live.-. U . r. CRUISER fILWAUKCE ASHORE. wan hrnncicco, Jan. U. ire crui:,er Milwaukee is ashore near Eureka, according to brief mer saqer received by the marine de partment of the Chamber Commerce here this morning. No Hetiils were fjien. For several day3 past th? crui ser h-3 been engaged in salvage operations in connection w;t'i tiie stranded submarine H-3. I ne wai snip, wnicn grouncicrl ai 4:25, a. r. is said to be in no itnmetna'e onnger. i ne suoma- rin? tender Cheyenne and the tuj Iroquois, which also were helping to pull the H-2 from the beach pro standing by and the coast guard cutte.;1 McCulloch ia preparing to rur.h to the scene from 'here. THAW PASSED COMFORT ABLE NIGHT. Philadelphia, Jan. 13. Harry K. Thaw passed r comfortable niejht snd awoke this morning ap parently happy that he had not been successful in his fittempt at suicide. He was in better condi tion today, physically and mental ly than ft any time since he dashed his wrist and throat on Wednesday, his pysiciana said. To Cloin Glass. Finely cut potato parings and nni ::ioiilu will clean the Inslclu of u ciirufe. L n 1. tin Mil -, "V.l 1 A v I nnrt mhnr. A f,m I i. . ...i... : nel t?fUier, In charge of the aviation Bec , tion of the slunal corps, says in parf . "I am much Interested In the plan Th. notable tiiKht of MIkb Law recently is a : siilkina ,,, ,,f -h0f t.. I pushed. In this country, and I hnve no I doubt there are thousand of women in DARING HORSE THIEF UNMIND FUL or PAST DAYS WHEN MEN WERE HUNG FOR THE SAME CRIME TOLD STORY TO THF OFFICIALS. A daring kor.-e thief was taken in t'i tin office of the sheriff this after ' '"in to face punishment for his bas ciime. In the old days "men" of hi: si ripe w ere siimtuarilv seized, hung until dead and their bodies shot dovvt: by officers of the ami horse ihhf as sic ialiun in clrmie of ihe ease. The contrast with today and yester day was so conspicuous that official, and scribes were forced to commit upon bi.-lory and the present as th' part knew I lie former and es now kinwv the kilter. The villain was Paul liesilline, ali is Kol.eil Hesitline, alias Robert 1 ' ingsti.n. When interrogated by j Free Trader Journal reiu eseniativr 'he "hardened" offender admitted hi. guilt; told his story in a. straightfor ward manner and walked to the jail in cunpany wiHi Deputy Sheriff W'm Mi.-clike, uui'liasteiied and nucha grinned at its unenviable plight. Paul, or I'oherl, was nabbed at I'tiea vesterday afternoon having it his possession a dog, for which at had traded a shot cutt, and a hoi'sr : li el bugL'y, both of which beleiiiTed to Mr. Wright MeKeon, of Kenosha, Wis Paul, or Robert, was in the employ o' MeKeon as a farm hand, and lust Tuesday decided to take possession ol his hunting weapon and his horse air' rig. He set out. for lands unknown upon a mission of discovery, ('ohm his had ticithitiL' on him as an explor r. When he landed down In "this e'o country," as he called it, he oiir.il a yellow mongrel cur was i,ior pinpnny Hun a shot gun, inasmuch is the natives were all civilized, r.iv decided to trade Hie high powerev' abhil knocker for a lirst class md made the trade in Marseilles, That !rade put Mr. MeKeon ivit he trail and he v.,i; traced to I'tira, 'he sie.ure be:tig made by Marshal Mt'Cahe, of I'tiea, who nollllcd the sheriff of his capture, When Paul told his story there war nni'o sympathy than censure In the herifl's office, and ordinarily In tl county's sleuthing department the:' plenty chance lo condemn those Ml SAD CROOK" AMUCK OF THE LI 1 I .! NOTED GERMAN WAR WRITER SIGNED BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE. Free Trader-Journal, Ottawa. 111. The International News Service is pleased to announce that it to day signed a contract with Karl 11. von Wiegand, the famous war cor respondent, whose dispatches from Germany have one hundred times created country wide sensations in the United States. Mr. Wiegand is the man who obtained the fa mous interview with the German crown prince. His familiarity and friendship w ith tho most noble p?r sons in the central empires puts him in a position to obtain Tor the International News Service stcrics of the most vital interest in the great events now proceeding and which are to come in the world war. Mr. Von Wiegand will proceed to Germany in a few days and wll" extend the present organization of the International News Service in the central empires in such a way that International News Service news from that side of the worlt war will be unapproachable by any press association. T. J. WILSON, General Manager. WARN AGAINST NEW RAIDER DANGER. New York, Jan. 13. Warnings to allied shipping against a Ger man raider in the North Atlantic, were again sent out today. The warning in English and French said: "Enemy raider may be en countered. Take all precau tions. CORN GROWERS TO HOLD CHAMPAIGN SHORT COURSE Champaign, III., Jan. 13. Arter twe years intermission because of delays and unforseen obstacles wkkh-xauscci the abandonment of pla-ns for the meet In 19t.r and 1316, the sixteenth annua convention of the Illinois Corn Grow ers' and Stockmen's association I: ready to meet at Champaign in con nection with a two weeks' short course n agriculture at the University ol Illinois for farmers aritl farmer boys of the state. The convention will It held from January 15 to January 27, "The plaus twice started and twice abandoned have finally been com pleled and the largest and best con vention since the series started at the eii l ot Ihe last century win ne neu in January," said A. W. Jamison, as sistant professor of agricultural ex tension. Prof. Jamison estimates that from l,4no to 2,1100 persons will regis tor for the short course. The rc;istrn lions aro being received rapidly now. During the period three lectures ,' day will be given on topics of genera Interest. The remainder of the linn will be given to class work, lleside members of the faculty of the Colleg er Agriculture, expert;! from other tie partments will deliver addresses an a number of outside speakers will ?.f pear. EDWARD O'CONNOR SUFFERS PAINFULINJURY IN FALL Edward O'Crnnor, 17 year old sot; or Mr. and Mrs. I). J. O'l minor, wa: injured yesterday afternoon when hi; foot caught in the spokes of a wagon wheel. Mr. O'Connor was climbini c nto the wagon when the horses slart ed. lie was taken to Kyhurn hospita' where It was thought at lirst that In had suffered with a rracture or the leg. Ligaments weie lorn in his lev Auto Bandits Rob Bank. Hurrah, Okla., Jan. HI. Four auto mobile bandits held up the Firnt Na tional bank hem yesterday afternoon locked the president and cashier lr the vault and escaped with $:t,riii!. An abandoned automobile, though' to be tho one used by the bandit.' I Wiis found In the road by a posse o I men last night. The robbers ar j thought Jo have fled to the worn ' criminal bent. Paul told his stor; like he was confessing a misdeed ; school, lie was only years old an told his tale with the innocence of a boy w ho never before had been P trouble. He failed to realize that P the 'TO:, men were hung for Just what he had been apprehended for, and I Is probably the law, when H deal 'sternly Willi him, will take reigui. 1 of his first fatal slip ami let him easy. An officer will arrive tomorrow ( from KeiKbJia. to take him In custody. WILL NOT REACH SENATE" IS RUMOR IN OFFICIAL CIRCLES TODAY E OPPOSITION TO LOCKOUTS AJ BEING UNLAWFUL IS BEING ARGUED AMONG UNION CHIEFS AND CONGRESSMEN. By ROBERT B. SMITH. (I. N. S. Staff Correspondent.) Washington, D. C, Jan. 13. Presi dent Wilson's strike prevention legis lation Is practically doomed. It 1 doubtful whether it even will be rec ommended to the Senate bV the Inter state Commerce committee. If the committee does finally agree upon a bill it will be so radically amended as to be wholly unsatisfactory to the administration. Any effort by the administration to force the so-called compulsory arbl- (ration bill thru Congress will be met uy a filibuster and an extra sesIon will be inevitable. These facts were developed bv a careful examination of the situation in the Senate today. So formidable has the movement against the legis lation become that reports were cur rent the administration would "rtet out from under" and consent to aban donment of the legislation. Opposition to the President's pro gram centers about the proposal to make strikes or lockouts unlawful for a period of four months, pending vestigation by a eonimiltee of threo appointed by the President. Organized labor has taken the po sltion that such a law would operate wholly to tho advantage of employera by giving them four months In whlcl to prepare for a strike. It would cn ible them to hire strike-breakers on Lrain (hem to take tho places of strik Ingemployes, labor leaders charge. "It would make a strike about a effective as a slap on the wrist," wf the way one labor leader put it. AH hough Ihe government's leea' experts baio declared Congress hn authority to enact any legislation nc essary to remove obstructions to In terstate commerce labor leaders, backed by progressives in Congress, declare the proposed strike nreven. tion bill would involve "involuntary servitude" and therefore would be r. constitutional. Tho Intertsate Commerce commit tee membership includes such prn ire. Ives as Senators Clapp, of Minne ota; Cummins, of Iowa, LaFolIette. of Wisconsin, and Poindexter, of Washington. These members arA lined up solidly against the proposed bill. Several Democratic members are said to have allied themselver with the progressives to prevent com mittee endorsement of the bill in th' form approved by the administration. The committee went into executivo session todav to attempt to agree on a draft of the strike prevention bill, but there was practically no prospect of an agreement. RUNAWAY ENGINE CAUSES MUCH EXCITEMENT James Danigan had a narrow es cape from death yesterday afternoon when (he brakes refused to work cn a "dinky" engine at ihe Chicago Re tort and Fire Prick plant, east of this city. Mr. l.anigan was descending an incline with the engine when the 1 rakes relnsed lo work. As the, ma chine was going down hill it kept gaining speed. Tim brakes refused to worlt and Lanigan Jumped to es cape injury. Alwaya in Working Order, Mary talked so fast no one hail much of a chance m say an, thhu: In her pres ence. I for little neighbor had no one else to play with after school hours, but would not remain in Ium company long at a time. After noticing that her boy returned so soon each time hn went to play with her. Ids mother In quired Into it, nml Walter replied, "oh, she Is nl ways wound up so." Our First Battleship. The first American battleship was J tilt; old Texas, of Spanlsh-Aiiierleiin w ar fame. She was authorized by I congress in INMl unit was compleled six years later. The original bnttb" ship was a little over :t( M feet long unci ! had a displacement of 0,P1o tons. The i present day Texas is do-I feet long ami I has u tonnage of ".7.0IM) tons, The old j Texas ended her days us n target for ;nnvy practl"u above five yearn ago. PRDMIS FILIBUSTER day!