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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1840
OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1830.
REE TRA
RNAL
THE WEATHER.
Probable Thunder show
ers tonight. Saturday,
fair. Not much change in
temperature.
THE IRON CROSS OF DESTINY.
Bill HEARS REPORT OF
ARMY IS PLACED AT 68 IN
II
DER-JOU
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VOLUME 1-NO.att. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. I'll I DAY, .,U,.V , 19IT. PB1CE, TWO CENTS. "
nTTIIIIIIA AIIAVI .mm m m I """""""" """"
OTTAWA S QUOTA OF FEDERAL
HQLLIVEG BESIGUATI IS TRUE
IKDUSTRIA
L
ILLINOIS MUST GIVE
NATION 51,653
so, drive IS LAST
CONSIDER PROTEST UP SAYS FULL
STATE OFFICIALS NOT SATISFIED
WITH GOVERNMENT ESTIM
ATES ASK CAREFUL POLL OF
ALL COUNTIES FOR ERRORS.
RENEWED EFFORT TO BE MADE
BY COMMITTEES TO FINISH $100.
000 CAMPAIGN NOW $51,000
SUBSCRIBED.
Ottawa's quota of the now federal
army, according to announcements
made today at Washington. 'will ho, Jill
men. '' This conclusion is arrived sit
fro-.n official Usurps ghen out by the
war department covetinx th entire
Unitpd States mid allowing each com
monwealth's proportionate sharo in
supplying Iho vast army which will
le nswl against dcrmany in iho
French trenches.
Based upon estimates or one man
ill rri 1.:1 mi Tnt iiir I hn t 1 I n I nin mil ni.ii..,.i .. . . . ,a .
'" " ium j -iiiiuini.iain; itiac it tne pert
school census of 12.U.r. Hip result Plo of this citv lindersi,,,.,! ttm ,
just what the propo
for Ottawa little dif-
Tlie romniiltee appointed at the last
meeting of the Chamber of Commerce
lo devise ways and means for the
completion of the $100,001) Industrial
Fund for Ottawa met last evening in
the Secretary's office in the Cnini
Life Building ami unanimously
agreed to take every possible meas
ure to raif-e the ru'I amount.
The committee ho are L. c. Brand.
1
i.nne.i .,. iumgrierty, Fred Sapp, Kid
ney Stiofi-I, l K. Porter, are hone-
nii aim etitliuslaslie
n I . . . -
miuws imawaians number Mi, consid
erable more than was first thought,
will be drawn for service in the
army.
Illinois is given a quota of HI. (;:,;
ny the war department in its today's
announcement. This will compel La
Snlle county to supply CM) nien for
tho draft upon (Inures compiled bv
me war board and giving tho
a total population of Hti,i)53.
says
fully an I know
sition wculd do
llculty would bo had In the complet
ing the total amount of $loo,(ioo. See-
: rotary larreii in n statement issued
cut of the C. of C. head.iuarters
or the fund
"The proposition Is a sane safe busi
ness one for the subscribers to the
county jn"m and not a dollar is invested
without the annroval of th i-, ir..
mi . , . .. . -" " ""--
meio is some speculation as to ' "who are made up of Ottawa's
whether or not Ottawa will be Riven; well known substantial business men
credit for its boys now in Company C. "Iast evening several letters were
Ah yet nothing authentic in that re- "'ad from factory owners who are
gards has been given out olflcially seeking new locations, one in partic
by any of the federal departments, u'ar was a automobile tiro and tube
There was a general impression nllcat f'ant in which tho owners stood ready
that as long as Ottawa was sending j to build a factory coding $175 000
some one hundred or morn of its few-;"1"1 would employ a couple of hundred
frs of manhood to the front, the dtyimen. Their only demands were that
would be eliminated from having to; enough land be given them to erect
Bui-piy more men ror tne draft army.! a modern permanent factory.
Illinois' quota in the first 'draft is! "Another communication in which
i ai.oa. New iorU is given l!!i..jtn writer seemed to he
ROMANCE BEGUN IN
liirMTT . , -m L.
-May in Newark StarEgt,
ACCUSED OF IHEFIiOATIliflil
OF 1720; IS GIVEN
FREEDOM BY CO!
T
CELEBRATED "COUCH ROBBERY"
IS DISMISSED TODAY FOR WANT
OF PROSECUTION PERUVIAN
RELEASED ON BOND.
741, I'ennsylvnnla fO.S.'It, Ohio, SS.TT.I,
Indiana 17..M0, Wisconsin 12.87t, Iowa
12,748 and Michigan 30,2il.
Protest At Springfield.
Word from Springfield today indi
cates that the Adjutant General's of
fice Is not satisfied with the war de
partment's estimate on census, and to
day County Clerk Bach was instructed
from Springfield to make a very care
ful survey of the townships in the
various districts and report hack an
accurate census to the state capllol.
The message said that the Illinois
militia chiefs considered the
meht figures "unfair in some
es."
govern-instanc-
PAID $7.20 TO HIT
WORKMAN A PUNCH
IN RIGHT OPTIC
It costs Frank Li.sk ft, $"
per day to
.20 and his
hit Steve
job at
Zboran a punch In the py yesterday
afternoon at tho Federal Plate. Liske
and Zboran had some sort of an ar
gument. Liske discolored the optic,
of Zboran and then pleaded guilty to
a charge of assault und battery. Liske
will also lose his job nt the Federal
Plate, as officials have ruled that
whenever workmen fight, that they
be dismissed from their employ.
PERFECT SERUM
TO PREVENT ANY
SILAGE POISON
agen-
Ir. If. P. Ituslc and r. Crindley,
of the Illinois I'nlversity faculty,
completed their work today at the
Alex McLean farm, where they hae
been experimenting for'tho past year
with a serum to p'revenl silav.e poi
soning. Dr. Graham, of the Lexington, Ken
tucky, Agricultural School, was pres
ent at the McLean farm today and
conducted an autopsy on one or I he
horses. Three horses that were given
the serum as a preventative against
the silage poison lived, ten that were
not given tho serum died,
Messrs. Husk anil (irindley have
been conducting experimental work
for the past year.
but It's a
said Mi'.
Easily Fretted.
"I try to be optimistic,
hard struggle somet linos,'
Oadspur.
"For lnntance."
"Woll, I find it nio! (liin.Milt when
Home blithering Idiot slaps me on the
nek ho hard he kno. ks the breath out
of me ami then telU tnu lo 'cheer up." "
-ilrouklyu Citlzuu.
anxious in
come to Ottawa, this institution ask
ed for 30,000 feet of floor space and
they would employ 130 to 200 right
from the start.
"It is for just such factories that
the industrial fund would be used and
without tlm required amount it would
be almost impossible to K0 any well
rated institutions to locate in this
city. Scarcely a day passes but Presi-
ilmif r,l .1
inns hoi roceivo com
munications from various points of
luospccnve institutions with the very
nest ratings in the commercial
cy.
"While it is true many patriotic
matters are constantly before our peo
ple in which efforts are made for rais
ing money the one big idea that means
much for Ottawa will be the success
or raising enough money to handle
propositions that would lie a boom to
this city. There is not a business or
professional mechanic or laborer or
any property owner in the city of ot
awa who should not be willing and
anxious to do their share toward build
ing up the city.
"In 'a careful review oft those al
ready subscribing to the fund lit
people have contributed approximate
ly f.r.l,0(io as a matter of civic prldo
as- well as from a business stand
point on which you will get G per cent,
for your money, it seems that tho sec
ond half or tho big fund ought to be
raised without very much labor. It's
up to the people of Ottawa to say
whether they want Ottawa to forge
to I he front and develop her resour
ces as other progressive cities are do
ing. Vou men particularly should be
Infi'rested in n business plan, such
as the Industrial Association fathers.
Hundreds of young men in' Ottawa
coma easily a noru to take, from 1
a snares upon wlilcti they would
eolve (i per cent, interest.
"The committee proposes to visit,
those who have thus far failed to sub-
iieribe for any share:i, and there will
j ho let up until the amount set, out.
to be raised will have been subscirb
ied. I "it Is a matter for earnest and seri-
ous consideration in which everyone
j interested in the growth and prosper!
jty of Ottawa cooperate:) and must
give a helping hand."
"I will bo very much pleased to
.Klvo every ponulbie detail at mv of-
lleo in the Central Life Building, of
the plan which is a straight forward
business proposition. Bo a real
booster and show the citizens of ot
tawa that you are for Ottawa's growth
and welfare first last and always."
Alleged to have stolen $720 from
CoiiKtano Kruk, of Peru, in the "cele
brated couch robbery." Joseph Sher
man, of Peru, was released today on
a charge of larceny, when the com
plaining witness, Kruk, failed to ap
pear. Sherman and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Dui.eck, of Peru, were charged with
the robherv of Kruk's money, which
was stored in the lini
I l.ioodhouiids owned by W. .1. Jackson,
! of this citv. were hmiiflit in lw i,.
work on the case, but owing to the
fact that the dogs were not brought to
tne scene of the robbery until several
I hours after it occurred Ihey were un
able to trace the theft.
Recovered Money.
Kruk succeeded in recovering his
money a few days after the robbery
occurred. .Sherman was arrested on
suspicion. Several continuances were
taken ami when the case was called
for hearing this morning at In o'
clock, Attorney Ifaskins for tlm de
fendant asked that the case be dis
missed, when Kruk did not appear.
Out on Peace Bond.
August Delhnr, of Peru, was releas
ed today on a $200 peace bond, from
the county jail.
STATE PARK OPENS
REPAIR IN DAM HAS BEEN MADE
IS FINEST ARTIFICIAL LA
COON IN THIS PART OF THE
STATE.
Rigper and bitter than ever, the
Starved Hock-lmthing beach will he
open for patrons Sunday. Work on
filling the .big artificial lagoon was
started yertcrday and it is expected
iuu an oi i-ie water up to (he
quired level, will be in the pool
night.
i concession is undc
re-ty
CHIEFS OF LABOR
DAlCELEBSAM
ARE ANNOUNCED
COMMITTEES WHO WILL HAVE
CHARGE OF BIG DEMONSTRA
TION ARE CHOSEN BY BUILD
ING TRADES COUNCIL.
LEARNS THRU OFFICIAL
THAT CHANCELLOR
HAS QUIT,
ENGLAND FN F1S HFRF-
GROOHJS SOLDIER CABINET TO FOLLOW?
WILLIAM TRUE. MEMBER OF CO
o, wfcus A LASSIE HE MET
ACROSS ATLANTIC. BEFORE DE
PARTURE TO THE FRONT.
romance started in Highway-
combe, England., a suburb 29 miles
-south of Undon, will be culminated
tomorrow eveninir nt 7 nvi,w.u uh
- iw n Mini
pretty, comely Miss Ida Tilbury, fair
English lassy. is united in marriage
to William J. True, member of Com
pany i., Illinois Third Regiment.
the Congregational parsonage,
htackman officiating.
The mere fact that her soldier hus
band-to-be will .soon leave for training
camps, and then for "soinpu'hprn in
France," In the services of the bind
of his adoption, does not bother Ida.
ibis morning a reporter grabbed the
marriage license book in the count v
lerk's office and then started In niiest
of a local "military
at
Rev.
t'nable to locate the winsome vounn
bride-to-be, the reporter called at the
home of relatives of the girl but
could gain no information.
Telia Story of Romance.
In
of W. K. Crosiar.
I he charge
to
re-
TRENCH CAVES IN;
WORKMEN INJURED
While digging the dileh in (,'clger's
alley, of La Sulle street, for the in
stallation of conduits, this morning a
cavein resulted. None of the work
men were in the ditch at the time
Several Ions of dirt gave way ami
would have rcMiltcd in serious Injury
had anyone been In the ditch at the
time.
Work today war, impeded owing to
the heavy rain last, evening.
wiio makes a sue.
ciaity ol serving the public and com
petent ami efficient employes will be
in charce. '
Since the improvements have been
made on the bathing beach, the re
taining wall at the west end and the
deepening of, the pond, it is on- of the
lest orlilicial lav.oens in this part of
the state. A big supply 0f artesian
water is ciiculated in Hip pond, and a
big live-inch pipe allows the water
to pass 1 1 oin the poof
Place New Dam.
Announcement of
the dam just before
sive story winch w
the I- ice Tiader-.liiurnal
iisnp)Diiitiiini! lo Ottawa bathers.
The next day niter the dam broke,
flooding Wild Cat canyon, Mr. Cro
siar began the task of placing a new
dam.
The beach -i., well lighted and will
be open evenings, in order thai work
ing people who want to bathe in a
sanitary po,;i, may have die oppor
tunity. The new balhhou.se, recently con
nlrueted. will afford ample accommo
dations for bathers at all limes. There
is plenty of loom ami bathers will be
assured the best service.
"('union In, tli,. water's fine," will
be the popular expression Sunday
with bathers.
the breaking of
July !, an exclu-
s carried onlv by
caused much
Know All About It.
"Mn, I can tell you all about tho en I
alien in our food"
"No, J'ou enn't, Mary Jane. Then
ain't none. The mitt) I deal with koe;.
veryihlng in his store covered up."
"altltnoie American.
WINS SCHOLARSHIP TO
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
Charles A. Harl, graduate of St.
Viator's college, and son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. ,T, Hart, of this city, received
news today, announcing the fact that
he. had passed a successful examina
tion for a fellowship scholarship to
the Catholic University nt Washing
ton, 1. C, The scholarship provides
for doctorain course, in philosophy,
nml other higher studies. The schol
arship Is granted by the National
Order. Knlghtu of Columbus, and it
valued nt $2,000, board, room und tui
tion being provided the student.
CATCH FORGER WHO
HAS A FANCY NAME
Committees whom will have charge
of Ottawa's monster T.ahnr tlnv ia.
brat ion, which is to be given solely as
a benefit for members of Company C,
who are at the front, were appointed
last evening at a meeting of (he exec-
olive officers of the celebration.
As the plans are now only in their
making no details relative to the
Labor Day observance are ready for
giving out. As soon as programs are
completed the committee will an
nounce speakers who will be here on
September 3, to assist in the cele
hration, as well as other features that
will he used to attract iniilliludes to
Ottawa, on that day.
Members of tbe'W. R. C,, Ottawa's
patriotic women, who are lending all
their efforts to looking alter Company
C hoys and their families, will join
with I lie labor unions in tnakinn the
day one of the most enjoyable ones
Ottawa has ever had.
The following arc the committees:
J'.xccntiv t Sclh tiregg, Robert
f'deu, John Hertier.
I'rograin and necorations diaries
It. Duckeit, chairman. F.d Kmerick,
Hector Stevens.
Finance-Fred Cole, chairman. I).
W. (Iregg, It. C. Woiicy.
Spoils Frank Sweger, chairman,
Harvey Stevens and Daniel Brunnick.
Publicity and Priveleges Seth
(Iregg. chairman, Hurry Hopper and
John Berry.
Dance William Wbyle, Sr., chair
man, (icorge (lasser, Jr., William
Fribbs, Jr., and John Schilling.
Amusements and Music Robert
Kden. chairman, John Horner and Seth
Iregg.
COUNCIL MEETS;
THEN ADJOURNS
Teachers Take Examinations.
Prospective teachers loday aie Ink-'
Ing exniiiiiiHtions at the Ottawa hlKh '
Heboid. The questions aro prepared i
hy the state and are given under the
direction or Prof. V. . Foster mid his
able staff of assistants. About 80 aro
taking tho examinations.
Dewey Van De Lear Is charged with
being po.s.sesscd of loo fancy a name
for an ordinary livery stable, chamber
maid and farm hand by county olhVial.s
and for Ibis reason he started out lo
try and make money easier ihan
could be garnered from his lowly
walltri in life.
Consequently he wrote names lo
cheeks and as a result the law has
been trailing him around lor several
weeks.
Dewey Van De Lear lived In Ottawa
when he operated his check business.
He worked about local liveries in uif
ferent eiipaeitioK until bis connect ions
with a combination of Dutch and
French ancestries made him realize
the lowliness of bin vocation.
He passed a check on a downtown
bank and ti n wrote another at Hie! Today is Friday the Thlrleenth-an-
imiiiiHuy c.cvaior. immediately alter! other one of those
setting forth to take his rightful po
sition in the world. Ho mummed to
The members or the city council
and board of local Improvements met
Ibis morning at lo o'clock with the
hope ol' accepting some sidewalk or
dinances for improvements in west Ot-
... w.i. owing mi mo uict unit tne or
dinances weie not completed It. was
voted lo hold Hie meeting Saturday
morning at io o'clock, at which lime
discussion on (be improvements and
Hie passing of Hp. ordinances is expected.
an interview to a reporter the
winsome bride to-be said:
I met Bill over in England, at
HIgliwayeombe, and of course I know
him very well. We both lived in the
same town. Last October t rnm. in
the United States and had been mak
ing my home with my aunt in Center
Ottawa, until a few days ago." "
Friday, Thirteen, a hoodoo?
When asked why they were not
married today Friday, July 13 she
stated they had decided on the four
teenth, and, that July 13, the day the
marriage license was issued, was no
hoodoo to her.
I "What will you do when Bill goes
to war," was the next querry of the
reporter.
"Oh, I'll stay here and send him lots
of good things. Bill's a mighty prom
inent member of Company C, and he'll
come back all right. Germany will be
whipped in a short time when fellows
like Bill get over there.."
Both Born in England.
Both the prospective bride and
groom were born in England and Mr.
True took out citizenship papers. He
was at the Mexican border and is con
sidered one of Co. C's most valuable
men. He Is one of Ottawa's popular
young men.
The jirooni is employed as a paint
er. He is the son of Mrs. Jpplha
Archer, or 112!) Phelps street.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Crude will be
the witnesses at the marriage tomor
row evening.
REICHSTAG REFUSES TO VOTE
ADDITIONAL CREDIT OF 15,000,
000 MARKS SATURDAY TO BE
GERMANY'S MOST CRITICAL
DAY. ,
Washington, July 13--HolIand doe
not minimize the present Oermun
political crisis,. Diplomatic adTicea
reaching the State Department today
show that the Germasi censorship la
Btlll being rigidly enforced. 5 Tho
meagre advices searctiing the Patch
papers, however, connrm the (reports
that Chancellor von BeUimann-Hnl.
BUILDING TRADES
COUNCIL ELECTS
JOHN BERRY PRES.
Ollicers fur the Building Trades
Council were elected last evening,
with John Berry being chosen presi
dent to succeed John Montgomery,
who served in that capacity the past
two or. three years. Others chosen
lo serve with Mr. Berry, who Is a
member of the Bricklayers' union,
are:
Vice president Kd ward Kmericb,
laborers.
I'innncial secretary and trea
Robert I'kleii, plumbers.
Itecording secretary -Sclh Crccfi
painters.
Iweg has resigned, together with' the
members of his cabinet, but that the
resignation still Is in the hands of
the emperor. The letter's action In
advocating equal suffrage from Prus
nia also Is confirmed by the advices
which odd that the kaiser, in a mos
sago to tho president of the Prussian
Diet advocates that the suffrage re
forms be hastened so that an enrlv
election under them may be held.
tne state Department advices
make it plain that the participation
in the conferences of the crown
prince is very significant, it Ib viewed
to mean that he has deserted the war
party. The state department advices
as made public here today waa as fol
lows: Saturday to See Crista.
Amsterdam, July 13 Tomorrow
promises to be the vital day in the
present session of the German Relch
tag. ;. .; ' :
In addition to. current report that
the resignation of the Entire German
cabinet might be announced, the day'a
program includes General debate upon
the political situation, finance, the
foreign policy and possibly peace.
The Liberals threaten to introduce
a resolution setting forth the peace
terms of the entire liberal factions
of the empire.
So far, said a dispatch from Ber
lin, dated Thursday, evening, the main
committees of the Reichstag has re
fused to vote an additional war cred
it of 15,000,000,000 marks, but in spite
of this refusal it is understood that
me credit will be discussed in
open sitting of the Reichstag.
iever has the position of Dr. von
Bethmann-Hollwog, the German chan
cellor, been so precarious, if he has
not already resigned, as reported by
the Vossische Zeitung. But the report
ed resignation Is of this Bwirl have
come surprises as well os predictions.
Among the best of these is the indi
cated attitude of tho crown nt'lti.n
who was called to Berlin from the
Western front to participate in a
crown council.
This council was followed by a re
script from the Kaiser recommending
universal suffrage from Prussia. Af
terwards the Crown prince held con
ferences with leaders of the Liberals.
Socialists and the Progressive Cleri
cals. "The paper quotes a letter from the
emperor to the president of the
Prussian cabinet ordering that a bill
for Prussian electoral reform on a
basis of equal franchise he introduc
ed in the Prussian diet early enough
so that new elections may take lace
upon that basis. The paper Bays that
the resolution of the, Reichstag ma
jority not to vote war credits before
a satisfactory solution of the crisis is
reai lied shows that the advocates of
parliamentary reform mean business.
the
IS FRIDAY THE 13TH,
YOUR HOODOO DAY?
cllllinilloll lloniiiwl
to take his rightful po- days for people who are Inclined to be
world. Ho managed to sinicrsiilioii I'm. Hu.m,, i, i.nii....
keep Ibis last job until yesterday. lle ihirtecn their lucky number, it Is the
was arrested In Chicago hy members cfiaiuplon day to start liny new udveii
of the police department, lie will lure.
I.. 1... t . . .
IMiiniieiy ne njougni imCK IO O lawa! II' Von nn Itinltnmt tr. l,o
...III ,1. ... . . . . .1 "" ' ""
iii men go io won (or thn.ilmw l,,i i,i,.,,. ,.,. in
day,
and
stale.
superstl-
luck on tho
YOUTH ASKS THAT
on 1 1 the Merlin correspondent of this pa
per telegraphs that it is impossible for
j him to send any reports.
"The I let Vaderland quotes the
Frankiueter Zeitung as warning the
nation against any half way measures
land urges a clean slate and a eovern-
HE BE PUT IN ASYLUM ,estinK 0,1 ,he confidence of the
j Reichstag and its people. The paper
j thinks that the participation of the
Voluntarily surrendering himself to! crown prince in the conference is sig
the sheriff, .1. Harry Brown, a former I nillcant us the Junkers (war party)
Ottawa young man now residing In 'always had hoped to be supported by
Marseilles, asked thai lie be declared "tin.
insane and taken to Kankakee. Brown I The Ilandelsblat writes that it Is a
here th is morn-; question whether the emperor ever
complying with win agree to a government against
made bis appearance
ing and .ludae Mayo,
his request, ordered him committed
in t!ie asy lum.
Brown, il. is said, has been drink
ing heavily of late and he became fear
ful that he tulghi do himself harm.
Hi! was In a high state of nervous ex
citement when be came into Jutlgn
Mayo's cilice lo testify against, him-i;ei:.
TIip ont cakes of Scotland are sail to
approach nearer the primitive type of
bread tliuu uuy thing cls kuowu tuduy.
the wishes of the whole right.
'The N'ieuwe Rotterdumscho Cour
tint says that, the conflicting reports
from (lennany make It impossible to
judge the situation accurately."
Very Unfortunate.
One of the unfortunate things about
widows is the way they Insist upon
Investing the Insurance money hi some
thing that will bring In from T to 10
per cent with absolute sufety.-Ohlo
Stute Journal,

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