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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1840
OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1880.
FREE
RNAL
THE WEATHER.
Generally fair tonight
and Friday. Rising tem
perature. VOLUME 1.--KO. 195.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1917
4.
PKICE, TWO CENTS.
SACRIFICE LIFE FOR SPEED:
'UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!"
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TO GERMAN SPIES IW III II. S.
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INJURED III AUTO ACCIDENT
HARRY BRYANT KILLED
INSTANTLY AS AUTtf
TURNS TURTLE
i OMR IY 1 1Y 4 CELEBRANTS
F EARFUL ACCIDENT OCCURS
TUESDAY EVENING THIRTEEN
4
MILES ' SOUTH OF HERE ON
BLOOMINGTON ROAD.
' !"' THE DEAD.
Harry Bryant, a'ge 25, Odell, III.
' ! INJURED.
Mr. Anna Dillon, Pontiac, left arm
fractured.
Truman J. Brown, Pontiac, -compound
fracture left aim.
Miss Edna Hoffner, Streator, bruise
and cut.
Mitt Edith Scorby, Streator, bruised
and cut.
..Miss Anna Hamara, Streator, slight
Injuries. '
. Miss Gertrude Wagner, Streator,
face cut.
R. W. Carlyle, Streator, slight
juries.
in-
King speed took the exacting toll
of one dead and s even injured in an
auto accident 12 miles south of here
Tuesday evening at 11:45 o'clock on
the Bloomington road. '
!To day Miss Edna Hoffner, of Strea
tor, is In St. Mary's hospital with fair
chance of recovery. The penalty of
leadership, the desire to "be first on
the read," resulted in Tuesday even
ing's mishap.
Harry Bryant, driving a Huick. sev
en passenger, In company with Mrs.
Anna billon, of Pontiac, her son Tru
man J. Brown, Misses Edna Hoffner
and Edith Seurby were on their way
to Streator when the accident oc
curred. R. W. Carlyle and other mem
bers of his party, Misses Hamara and
IWtluu IVaitnaf wara .li-lvincr in a li'mwl
Carlyle, In the rear of the Itiiiok
party, turned from the dirt road on
the Hgh gravel road and passed the
Bryant party, then returning to the
dirt road again. Bryant, not to be
outdone by the Ford car, tried for the
lead. He passed over onto tho gravel
road, 'secured the lead and then shot
back onto tlu dirt road again.
Wheel Collapsed.
Apparently the giadlng and the
rpeed was too dangerous for the
Bulck to execute. The right front
wheel of the car collapsed, the ma
ehiiie turned turtle three times. The
driver was dragged from beneath the
wreckage of his car. His body
crushod, Bryant died before he
reached the Streator hospital.
Other members of his party were
thrown out of the car.
Carole, driving the-Ford car, made , (hfir Wfly mi that ,
a short turn to the kft and sent. his(,1(, mi(orm
auto Into a barbed wire fence to avoid j Other Towns
tno collision, several rods or wire
ivara trirn rlntlrfl 1
1 1 V. I V. w ... V. U I ' . . .
After getting his car on the road.if.Hm starml Kcck 8Wurnle(1 the
Carlyle rushed the girls in his imrty ja(rP(l(s ()f the town from oarl morn
to Htrator and brought medical aid ntil ,,lt(1 , tne evoninR. Alll0H linad
to the Injured party. (h u(,.nu fn i,,,,,. , nt ,Imou
; Hatty Robertson, driving a Kord.,hn thol,,faros
was the first on the scene of the 'icei-!
dent and he removed the injured;
party to Streator In his car before
Louis Buder who resided on a farm
Hear the scene of the accident, aided
In bringing the Injured party to Strea
to;. FIREMEN CALLED TO
OFFICER REILLEY'S '
y HOME TUESDAY NIGHT
, The fire department was called on
Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock to
the home of Officer Reilley at 122 W.
Superior street, when sparks from the
chimney caused a small roof (Ire. Tha
blaze was extinguished 'by Jhe uSe of
chemicals, , A loss is estimated at $l.r
and, Is covered by Insurance. ! ,
harolFbussey
meets tragic
death in texas
Harold Bimsey, eight year old Ron
of Mr, and Mrs. J. IL Bussey, of San
Antonio, Texas, mot, a tradgie death
Tuesday, July 3 at San Antonio, Tex.
, The Bussey's are former residents of
this city. News of the death of "Bud"
Bimsey was received In Oflawa today
by Clarence B.,Levy, of 1220 Mnln
street. No particulars of how the lit
tie Teilbw met his death were given,
STATE PAR MECCA
FOR VAST HORDES OF
INTERURBAN CARS r.Rnncn rn
CAPACITY UTICA HAS IWON-
stkous CELEBRATION
.
TUDnUCC AT CTOC.i rMl i
" " """""" " 1 ' " ' '
PARK AND SULPHUR LICK
SPRINGS.
Wliilfi Ottawa had no Fourtji of
July celebration, the nation's Inde
pendence nation was celebrated, no
where by people of the city. It was
estimated that nearly 20,0)0 fdgbt
Hews were at Starved Rock State
I'ark during .the day. Four ferry
boats, plied the river, from early
mornitiK until late at night, carrying
thousands upon thousands of pleas
ure bent persons who were wont to
find come sort of amusement, and
forget for a time, that this nation was
engulfed in war.
' While a vast majority of the cro-.v I
camr to the park via the C O. ft .,
many n otored to the park. A liitle
over loon automobiles were counted
on tho grounds Just before twilight
Food Shortage.
Concessionaires at the park experi
enced I he biggest rush clay in their
history. In spite of the fac I hat
they had anticipated a "land office"
business, there was a shortage of
food before the monstrous crowd was
cared for.
Family picnics were common yes
terday. Every available, space on the
big lawn was used by the picnickers.
Cool weather for July Fourth help
ed to make the day agreeable. The
far t, tli.it Win dam broke in the swim
ming pool disappointed ninny who in
tended to swim. ,
Brilliant Fireworks Display.
In the evening a brilliant fireworks
was shown on the river front, while
six thousand people. Razed on with
admiration at the thrilling spectacle.
Cripple Traffic.
Taxed to their utmost capacity, in
torurban officials experienced the big-
ynet day jn their history, as was pre
dicted, Tuesday evening by the Free
Trader-Journal. Trailers were used in
every direction, but trolley breaks, on
points east and west of hort caused
flight delays. Early yesterday morn
ing, a break in the trolley occurred
oust of Minooku, tying up traffic for
some time. Every car on the line was
pressed into service, and it. was early
this morning before all pleasure seek
ers reached their destination.
At the Starved Rock station special
guards were placed to hold back the
crowds that sought to board cars, it
was no quest ion of "women nd chil-
lilren first," but more a survival of
the fittest, and, many times, people
I were fiircml to u'tiit muihlo ti nnuli
Utica had the biggest celebration
1 in il hlritnrv Tho rivnrfliiw cmuil
were so congested
:tli!t it wnu ilifYlmilt ti nwivn
. ,lf tha tnM . lhl't,oman
i(,()US t.ro;dlt onler provaJlert thruout
the day. The feature or the day's j eral, ' was attested in the largo
program was the big street parade. amounts spent by pleasftre bent peo-
Tlie ball game wus largely attend-; pie thruout tho day.
ed and one of the bent games ever Serena Picnic,
played, Mendota winning by a score Over 2,000 people were in attend
of :t to 2. ance at the Serena picnic. The fea-
The following Is the result, of the ture of the day. was the presentation
rc: J or the pageant "The1 Pied 1'lper." by
Boys' race-Clinton Gardner 1st,gorena school chjjuren, who ' weru
$2; Harry Ellis 2nd, $1. i drilled under the-'skilful' hands of
Fat men's raceAlien, Russell 1st,
$2; Chns, Waits 2nd, $1.
Bun eating contest W. C.ilchrist
1st. $1; Joe Lamly 2nd, 5iic. .
Broad jump - Art Johnson 1st, $li;
Win. Murtho' 2nd, $2; H. Fowler 3rd,
.
oreasy pole a. t,anico 1st, $2; v.;Cr summer resort, 2000 ueonle enlov-
Mctjunnegol 2nd, $1.50; Ieonard
Bi'ightnuui 3rd, $1; 0. Reynolds 4th,
50c. ,
Foot race J. Hercaster 1st, $3; W.
Murtliu 2nd, $2.
Hack raceA. Blnmcn 1st, $2; L.
Mehuu 2nd, $1,
Pie eating Frances Brennen 1st,
Charles IHespino 2nd. 50c.
Wheelbarrow race -J. Eastman, $2.
. Milk ducking race-Chas. IHespino
1st, $2; H. Handler 2nd, $1..
Potato race Tom Nelber 1st, $2. ,
Three-legged race Nelber and East
man, l.
Clirls' men-Mary Jenkins.
Streator Has Crowd. ,
Streator was tthe Mecca for hcms
ands of visitors thruout the day. Th'i
celebration there was adcorded as tho
SCHOOL TAX UW ISiCOMPLETEiCEIISUSt
ran a
CUT .375 ON TOO
SMALLER AMOUNT NEEDED TO
RUN GRADED BUILDINGS EAST
OTTAWA BUI.LDING TO BE
EQUIPPED FOR KINDERGAR
TEN. Ottawa will raise $61,610 to run
its city schools during (lie fiscal
year, a reduction of $9,900 under 1916-
1917. Tlu amount was determined
upon at the regular meeting of the
Board of Education Tuesday night. As
a result of this cut the levy for 191.7
191S will, lie $2,225 on tho $100 instead
of $2.80 as in ftie previous year. This
is a reduction of 37 Vic and ac cording
ly will shave the sum total of the gen
eral taxes to be collected next spring
to the pleasure of the taxpayer.
East Side Gets Kindergarten.
Other matters disposed of by the
board were laying plans for provid
ing Washington school in East Otta
wa, with an additional room for kin
dergarten purposes. Lincoln school
will, be equipped with storage room
sufficient to bundle an entire year's
supply of fuel in case the need should
be experienced.
To Paint Two Schools.
Two schools' will be decked out
with newly painted wookwork as a re
sult, of the board's decision to lin
prove the exterior of Columbus and
Jefferson. The. work will be done
this summer and completed by the op
ening of the fall term in September.
Repairs are to be made In all the
other buildings, wherever such minor
Improvements are needed.
biggest, and most successful in recent
years. That an eara of nrosnei-li v
(Mrs. W. J. Kincheloe, of this city,
j assisted by Misses Helen and Otilla
! Scherer, The pageant, was given in
costume, In open air and greatly lin-
pressed the larirn throne." 'n.n i.
ini'.i was given in the Marshall timber.
j At (lien Park, the popular Fox riv-
ed the day. A great number of the
people came to, tho park. In autos,
Sulphur Lick Springs experienced
one ofYthe biggest days in their his
tory. Boating, buthiiuf and dancing
was tho popular diversion, while
basket picnics were numerous.
Mr. Klnley Park In the evening wan
thronged, During tho day, family out-
'Ings to the pretty little park were
numerous.
Hotels Crowded.
Hotel accommodations hero were
exhausted here early Tuesday even
ing, and tunny were forced to seek
lodging In other towns of the Illinois
Valley.
Woman suffrage In Japan Is gaining
very rapidly.
m in one
SCHOOL BOARD FINISHES COUNT
OF PEOPLE RESIDING IN LOCAL
DISTRICT MALES AND FE
MALES RUN CLOSE.
Reduction of Rock Island section
gangs, together wltlf the completion
of west Ottawa pavement contracts,
are given as reasons for Ottawa's fall
inn off of census figures bg, members
of the school board, under whose di
rect ions a "count of noses" has just
been completed. :
The tabulation shows a falling off
of 121 from the census of 1916, which
is due to those two sources. With the
exceptions of ihe fourth and sixth
wards all other sections of the cy
held their own well. . In those two
wards th;? exodus of residents was
noticeable over last year.
The 191C count showed 12.156.' The
cenius just completed gives Ottawa
and Inirinnliately adjacent "suburbs"
1.2 03"). The seventh and first wards
cany tlu bulk of population, with the
third running close for a grand total.
Figures showing the population div
ided In t ho various classes are as fol
low;': Males between under beCween under
Ward.
Total.
Males under 2(1
'Males between 6-21.
Females under 21.
Females between 6-21. ,
1st ... 1 S3 1 304 237 286 208
2nd ... 1459 176 129 190 ISO
?rd ... 1645 247 " 186 v 310 244
4th ... 1353 239 1S9 22S 152
rlh ... 1754 373 24S 374 265
6th ... 1213 182 122 168 128
7th ... 2296 398 277 425 2S3
Suburban 481 108 54 102 47
12035 2027 1442 2083 1477
ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
BECAUSE SHE FACES
CHARGE OF LARCENY
Worrying because of tho fact that
she and her husband faced an Indict
ment for larceny at the next session
or the grand jury here, Mrs. Jannle
Sabo, aged 24 years of age, of Strea
tor, attempted siijclde yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock, by taking poi
son. The woman Is In St. Mary's hos
pital. Physicians say she will re
cover. Mrs. Sabo and her husband were ar
rested In Pennsylvania when tlioy
stole $500 from Mrs, Sabos father at.
Si Teuton , They have been released
on a $500 bond.
FIRE IN HOLLOW
TREE THREATENS
TOWNSHIP HALL
When south side youths set fire to
a hollow tree near the town hall,-the
fire department was summoned last
evening nt i:45 o'clock to extinguish
the bla,e before It caught fire to the
town hall. The lire burned with grout
rapidity and it wan some tint before
the department ucceeW In extin
guishing the flumes. No damage was
done to la towswhip building.
Pancoast in Philadelphia North American,
E
T
SWEDISH FARMHAND ARRESTED
WHILE DRUNK, PROVES TO BE
SLACKER OSCAR JULIAN HELD
IN CITY JAIL. (
Too much amber fluid was the un
doing of Oscar Julian, farmhand, aged
27 years, who today is facing a feder
al charge as a sicker ffer admitting
that he did not register for military
service, June 5.
Julian was arrested in Ottawa yes
terday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by
Captain of Police Charles Montgomery
and Chief of Police George Eurich.
He was drunk and insulting women.
As Is the custom when prisoners are
arraigned for-hearing, inquiries are
made by the police to ascertain wheth
er or not. they have a registration
card. When quizzed, Jullun stated
that he did not register, claiming ft
the same time that he did not know of
the draft.
Reads Papers.
He admitted to the police that he
reads the papers, but maintained ho
saw nothing about tho draft regula
tions. Julian stutos that, ho served
5 months In tho Swedish army. Ho
claims to be employed by J. 3. Klnin
gar on a farm north of Utlca.
Julia stated that he was not ufrend
to fight, but when Chief Eurich sug
gested that he secure enlistment pa
pers for him, Into Company C, he
"bulked" at the movement.
The farmhand is being held In the
city jail, awaiting the advice from
Federal authorities.
Police Circles Quiet.
Police circles were the quietest they
have been in the last four years, only
two arrests were made during the
day. No reports were niado of pick
pocketing, in the crowds that, swarm
ed tho interurlmn stations along the
lllini trail.
SOLDIER TAKES BRIDE
SOON TO JOIN TROOPS
On Sturduy evening, Juno 30, at the
Methodist parsonage in this city oc
curred the marriage of Leo C. Hupp
to Miss Edith Hoxey, charming daugh
ter of Lincoln Hoxey, u wealthy farm
er of Serena township, and Is well
known to Ottawa society young
people.
Tho groom Is the only son of George
C. Hupp, retired fanner and capitalist
of Sheridan, 111. The young man Is
a graduate of Ottawa high school, the
University of Illinois unci Chicago
College of Law. He has recently en
listed In the Ordinance, and Quarter
master Service of the United Stntes
Army ami will report for duty about
July 15th.
The purents of tho contracting par
ties were present at. the marriage.
Rev. Charles A. Brlggs read the ser
vice, using the ring ceremony.
The newlyweds departed on the
midnight train for a trip to Denver,
Colorado springs and other promin
ent western points for u brief honeymoon.
SLACKER m
NEVER READ ABOU
MILITARY DRAFT
DRAFT CANARD HAS
NUMBERS SELECTED
FOR FEDERAL ARMY COMPILE LONG LIST
FOURTH IS SPOILED FOR MANY
IN LA SALLE COUNTY BY WAGS
WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE
HAVING A' JOKE.
The Fourth was anything but a
pleasant day for certain classes of
youths .of La Salle county. To others
it was a day of great rejoicing. And
all because a wag, or maybe he was
not a wag, but one who had some
more Hinister motive, started a ru
mor that Washington had done a lit
tle drawing on the draft and that Nos.
5. 11, 17, 61, 62, 97, 100, 107, 114, 145
arid 146 had been selected for duty
In the trenches.
The story scattered thru every pre
cinct or the county 73 In all and In
some cities merchants who took the
report as authentic, posted the list In
conspicuous places. Naturally there
was a hurrfed scanning of cards and
comparisons with tho numbers al
leged to have been drawn. The re
sult made certain circles joyous, while
gloom prevailed among the seven or
gight hundred young mon holding
those numbers who had visions of
leaving their homes and going direct
to the front.
The report reached Mendota, l.a
Salle, Teru, Streator, Marseilles, Ot
tawa and all other cities and towns
of the county. Had it been true,
seven or eight hundred young men
would have been getting ready today
to offer themselves for duty.
In all cases the numbers were iden
tical, giving every evidence of a well
organised plot to throw a good pcare
into hundreds of homos and to spoil
the day for mothers, wives, sweet
hearts and sisters of Close men pos
sessing the "drafted" cards. The
"spolljng" feature was worked to a
fineness that would have done justice
to uu international news agency in
the manner the word was passed
around.
This morning gloom was dispelled
when dispatches from Washington an
nounced there had been no drawing,
nor would there be any until the lat
ter part of the week, at the earliest,
or possible as late as next week.
Nos. 5, II, 17, 61, 62, 97, 1(0, 107,
114, 145 and 146 need not worry yet.
Neither should their relatives.
Local Boards Busy. ,
Members of the Ottawa board are
L. II. Strawn, C. P. Gardner, of Men
('ota ami Dr. J W. Pettit. After their
reports are completed they will start
the task of going thru the 9,000 or
more names secured on June 5. This
l work will require considerable lime
j before all the exemptions are dec ided
upon.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
CHURCH WILL BE
DEDICATED SUNDAY
Sunday, July S, ten years almost to
Ihe day from the lime tlieir edifice
was turned over to them for ooeu -
pancy, members of the First Church
of Christ Scientists will dedicate the ing German spy codes and if the cell
chapel on Lafayette street, following sorship is placed in their hands it is
a rule that has been in vogue since positive that less information will get.
Christian Science became an organ- thru the lines.
Ized creed. Secretary of War Baker and Secre-
Sunday will mark the payment of tary of the Navy Daniels are pushing
the last bit of indebtedness . against their spy cloun-up to the utmost and
the church. Rules of the First will urge upon President Wilson most
Church, known as the Mother church, drastic action.
forbid against, dedications as long as It is understood here that women,
any outstanding obligations remain young and pretty women, have been
unpaid, and in keeping with these: the most successful of the German
general orders, Ihe local body will; agents in this country. It is learned
have their dedicatory exercises on ; that the department of justice has un
Sunday with two devotional services j suspicions a number of young worn
to commemorate the event.. , . wi. who pose as students, sociul lead
There will be services at 10: 45 j ors and even Invalids. These women
o'cloc k and at 3 o'clock In the after-! are believed to have been largely re-
noon. The public is invited to either
or both of these meetings.
The Lafayette street chapel was
creeled In 1907 and first, meetings
were held there on July 7, of that :
year. Since that time tho member-j
ship, tho small, has vallently striven '
to clear the debts in ton years, moot
Ing with such success that next Sun
day will be the olllclal "mortf.UR-J
binning day."
The chapel cost In the neighbor
hood of $S,ti00, while it occupies real
estate valued at $3,oon.
Only 4 July Fourth Deaths.
Chicago. July 5.--The Chicago Trib
une, whic h annually collects Fourth of
.niiy luiuiuitis isatisitcs, today sny.-t
live persons were killed and 196 in
jured In the celebration thru Ihe
U.iited Slates yesterday. This com
pares with 30 killed and 820 hurt In
1916. ,
SEEK MEN WHO FLASHED
WORD THAT SOLDIERS
WERE ON WAY
NAMES OF INFORMANTS BE
LIEVED NOW IN POSSESSION OF
SECRET SERVICE OPERATIVES
ALL GERMANS UNDER CLOLD.
New York, July 6. The net of
secret service was being drawn
closer around another "man of
mystery," and alleged German
spy today by officers of the gov
ernment in their hunt for the
Pershing expedition "leak."
Proof that a guest of a big
Fifth avenue hotel had been close
ly allied to pro-German interests
here and that he had access to
the water-front, led investigators
to the hotel where for some time
he had been a familiar figure.
However, as soon as the invest
igators arrived at the hotel, they
found the "man of mystery" had
disappeared.
Washington, July 5. Every German
citizen in the United States la under
surveillance today. United States
troops have been landed In France and
Gorman spies have informed the Ger
man government of their sailing.
More United States troops wl'l go to
France and the United States govern
ment does not intend that Germany
shall know of it until 'the men in
khaki appear on the ring lines oppo
site the German trenches.
Long lists of suspected Germans are
in the hands of tha denartment. of Inn.
tice and" every agent available Is to-
UUV lilUlUUWUIg uncus.
In official quarters the situation la
regarded as critical. Members of the
cabinet have become aroused over the
situation and it will be the subject of
lengthy discussion at the cabinet
meeting tomorrow.
President Wilson hitherto hag been
loath to take drastic action against
atcin Germans in the United States
to restrain them. However, with evi
dence before him that German spies
informed their nation or the departure
or American troops for Europe, he is
giving the matter most serious con
sideration. Some cabinet members
are strong in their recommendations
for wholesale arrests of all suspects.
Whether or not sweeping arrests
of suspects result from the present
situation, it is certain that there will
be a general tightening upon the cen
soring of outgoing cables.
American officials have been In
clined to allow the censoring of most
of the cable matter bound for Europe
to rest in the hands of the English
and French censors. It Bcems certain
now that information from the United
plates is seeping thru the strict cen
sorships set up in the allied countries
and a more rigid censorship must be
set up here, it has been established
that information is reac hing Germany
thru Switzerland. This means that
the cablegram is cleverly coded that
it Is not detected by the English or
.i ..i... j i . -it....- .'
i French censors,
1 American agents
have massed a
huge amount of Information concern-
sponsible for much of the Information
which has gone out of this country.
WOMAN'S RELIEF
CORPS ARE HOLDING
IMPORTANT MEETING
The Women's Relief Corp held a
meeting this afternoon, at 2:30 o'
clock, at which time their plans were
perfected for tho big Labor Day cele
ration, which will he held and seven
new members Initiated Into their
ranks.
Committees will be appointed to
; i(llkttirtfl. ,hu i0iji;tB 0f funds for,
the celebration here labor clay. A
complete list of the committees will
be named later.
Golden plieusuuts, natives of China,
are lue hardiest of tUe triUt.

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