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Entered as second claw matter Nor.
to, 1916, at the postofflce at Ottawa,
111., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
The Free Trader-Journal may be
found at the news depots of Wheeler
ft Malo, Kneussl Bros., and Me
gaffln'a Cigar Store.
October 11. 1S49 -Illinois ami Michi
gan Canal. The advantages of the
Illinois and Michigan canal are felt
more and more every day by the
towns on the Illinois river. Immense
quantities of goods are daily arriv
ing at Beardstown by way of the
canal. i
With the first half of October comes
a general sense of settling down to
the winter's work. The kindergarten
er's first radiant excitement has worn
down to a steady delight. The child
in the higher grades is adapting him
self to new teachers, new rooms and
new problems. The high school stu
dent is beginning to feel at home with
the esoteric mysteries of x and y.
Mothers have adopted the housework
lo the school schedule and find it
comfortable to have a quiet period in
which to accomplish exacting tasks.
School Is taken Tor granted. Prog
ress Is assumed. But is every family
doing its best to make the school day.'
mean as much as they should to the
Has your homo a comfortable place
in which the child may study? I)c
you see to it that your children arc
gaining habits of promptness, order
and self-control?
Is the child getting simple, nour
Inning food, and time to eat it? It It
the accepted thing in many house
holds that the child should sleep until
the last moment In the morning, rush
thru Its dressing, perhaps without at
tention to the teeth, gobble down a
few bites of breakfast and tear off tr
school without a seconl to spare be
fore the tardy bell. This is a sun
sign the child has not been sent tr
bed early enough to get "slept up"
tefore a rising hour which will per
.Init orderly and comfortable progress
thru the early activities, the quid
breakfast and the unhurried walk tr
school which should start the day,
,, Whatever the vacation arrange
iiients may, have been, during schno'
time, nine o'clock Is tbe latest retlr
ing hour to be considered, even fo:
high school pupils. Friday and Satur
day may permit a little laxity, but
thru the week long, quijpt sleep is the
big essential. If the lessons cannot be
prepared before that time, something
Is wrong with the school.
Plenty of sleep, plenty of fresh air
simipllclty and regularity of regime, t
quiet place to study if homework it
required these are tbe things which
must be insisted upon If school Is tc
count for all-round development.
The dilemma of the superintendent
of schools in a thriving middle west'
em city is Interesting as a side prob
lem raised by the war. For three
years he had postponed ordering mud:
needed new school room maps, wait
ing for the war to end and settle
future boundary lines. But the war
has refused to be so obliging. Anc"
this fall the superintendent has reluct
antly placed his order for old map?
giving the old national territories and
It is to be hoped that the study ol
geography, isn't being held up by tbe
war. And when you come right down
to it. why aren't the old maps quite
us useful as the new ones would be
to an intelligent teacher and wide
awake class in studying history, cli
mates, peoples, racial trails, river?
and mountains? Map-drawing might
even become a real sport instead of a
tedious exercise if students were
given a chance to draw them as they
may lie or as they think they should
he. Why not let them make their
own maps for a while?
The University of Illinois has de
cided not to repeat the short course
In business, which has been given
several yeurs for the reason that the
demands on both faculty and students
for war service of one sort and anoth
er have become so Insistent that It Is
felt that such energies as are available
should be devoted to the promotion
of this service. Members of the facul
ty who have been depended upon to
conduct the short course have also
been called Into government, work.
Illinois business men have receiv
ed the short course work with favor
and it Is hoped that, with the return
of normal conditions, the University
will bo able to take up this service
again and extend its usefulness,
Children Cry
Washington. Oct. 11 Anthracite
coal operators were called on the
carpet today by the fuel administra
tion. They were asked relative to
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marges luui iney naic uiuut-icu im
proper distribution of coal.
It is claimed by some retailers that
the operators have held back a con
sklerable portion of the available
coal supply.
The operators will hold their con
ference with E. A. Suead, who is in
fharce of distribution for the fuel
administration. They insist they arc
eo-operating with the government to
the best of their ability.
Relief from a hard coal shortage,
fhich is being felt among household
ers in Washington, is in sight, ac
cording to an announcement made to
night by the fuel administration.
It was stated that arrangements
lave been made ty which immediate
leeds will be supplied, although the
greater part of the available coal
will be diverted to the Northwest un
til the close of navigation.
Lists 3,000,000 Tons.
The funel administration, it was an
loaaccd, has lists showing the loca
ion of more than 3,000,01)0 tons of
he coal which is not under contract.
"Bona title domestic requirements,"
ald a statement issued by the fuel
idministration, "are being taken care
f when specific, authentic statements
)f shortage are furnished."
Through the fuel administration
Igures compiled by the geological
mrvey were made public tonight that
'he coal production in this country
vill exceed that of last year by 10 per
'ent. Whether or not there will be a
mortage depends upon whether the
lemand upon American coal has in
:reased by more than 10 per cent.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 10. increasing
he country's production of sulphuric
icid by 2.000,000 tons, which can be
nade possible chiefly through, the
jreater production of. pyrites in this
country, will be one of the principal
var services of the American Insti
tute of Mining Engineers, according
o plans discussed at the second day's
esslons of the Institute, which is In
convention here. Sulphuric acid, be
ddes being a prime requisite In the
naking of munitions, is important as a
.'ertllizer Ingredient and to the chemi
cal Industry.
Government authorities at Washing
ton have informed the Institute that
1,250,000 tons of sulphuric acid were
produced in this country last year,
ind in order to prosecute the war
without handicap In this country it is
necessary to Increase this production
o 8,000,000 tons during 1917. The
irlncipal pyrites mines are now loeat
id in Virginia, California and New
York, but on account of transportation
litficulties the California deposit is
"ilmost unavailable. Last year 40 per
cent of the sulphuric acid production
mine from pyrites shipped from Spain,
! per cent from Canada, 13 per cent
'rom domestic pyrites, 22 per cent
from smelter acid and 19 per cent
form native sulphur.
The country's pyrites supply Is said
'jy the mining engineers to be only
iecond In Importance to Increasing
the supply of manganese ores for the
American steel Industry. The con
lervation of this mineral and methods
'o increase production are also con
sidered by the Institute.
Anderson, Mr., It. .
Adams, Stella.
Bucks, Mrs. Margie.
Barnard, Miss Mabel.
Carville, K.
Duffy. Mr. James J.
KttHton, Ilomar.
Klectrlc Novelty Co.
Fuller, L. W. Mrs.
Craham, Uobt.
(iiillup, Joe.
Howard, Arthur.
Hawkins, Glen.
Hubbard, Dr. A. K,
Hastings, Mrs. K.
Harp, J. C,
Johnson, Miss Kllzabelh.
Johnson, Mrs. Henry.
Kerwln. K. J.
Kortef, John.
Lawson, Miss Ester.
Litterest, O. V.
Lyons, Miss Ruth.
McClelland, Mrs. Ilelle.
Mortvedt, Hubert,
Prtiett, J.
Rise, Francis.
Hhaarliind. Miss lleieii,
Stuber, Mm. A. L.
Tucker, V.
West, John J.
Walcrhoiise, Miss Mabel,
"Wigmore, Mrs. 0. L.
Wilson, J. H.
Try the Free Trader Journal Want-Ads
for results.
Chicago, October 11- Illinois rail
roads were granted a freight rate in
crease of 15 cents a ton on coal and
coke yesterday by the state public
utilities commission at Springfield.
The advanced tariff becomes effec
tive Oct. 15 and it will stand for one
The commission also allowed a 5
per cent increase on a large number
of other commodities.
Railroad officials received the de
cision with satisfaction, particularly
as it came in time to apply to the
greater part of the season of heaviest
fuel movement. As coal and coke
make up a large portion of the traffic
on many of the Illinois carriers, the
increased tariff improvement in the
revenue situation of the roads.
St. Louis, Mo.. Oct. ID. Means of
conserving the country's war minerals
and engineering conferences on war
service subjects featured the one hun
dred and fifteenth meeting of the
American Institute of Mining Engi
neers, which convened here today.
Several hundred of the 6,000 members
of the Institute are in attendance and ;
throughout the week the convention
will Inspect the coal fields of Illinois,
the zinc and other mining operations
of Missouri and the oil fields of Okla
homa. !
Wastage of natural resources, the
human element and capital in the coal
industry was pointed out in the course
)f today's meeting by Francis S.
Peabody, president of the Peabody
Coal Co., and chairman of the Com
mittee on Coal Production of the
ouncil of National Defense. Sugges
tions of other members of the Insti-
ute for economy in mining and hand
ling the country's resources were
llong similar lines, in addition to the
liscussion of plans for opening up
mining operations in sections which
might not be commercially profitable
except in emergency times.
Ways of Improving the economic
situation In the coal mining industry
were presented by Professor C. M.
Young, of the Univerity of Illinios.
Professor Young said: "It is highly
leslrable In featuring the ultimate
welfare of the coal Industry that
here should be some control of the
markets and transportation. It would
be far better for the fuel Industry if
there were some such control In this
country as exists in some European
countries, through which there should
be a proper regulation of output and
jf markets, so that each district may
Hrvb Its share of the business. I have
no doubt that the operators of Illinios
is well as most other States would
welcome such control If they could
jnly feel sure that it would be a con
itructlve one."
N. Y. GET $6,000 LOOT
Hoboken, N. J., .Oct. 11 Holding up
two Adams Express Company employ
es in the Lading station here early to
lay, five masked robbers secured $P,
)00 and made their escape. They shot
me of the employes. A policeman en
gaged tho bandits In a ruifning battle
as they fled and it is thought he
wounded one of them.
Two hundred men were at work in
the express company's building at the
time of the robbery.
Five men arrived at the building in
i limousine, One of them remained
in the car and kept the engine run
ning. The other four, armed with
rifles entered the building and while
me covered a crew of workmen, the
Jthers entered the "valuables" room.
Two clerks were "covered" and
when one refused to throw up his
hand he was shot In the back. The
robbers then grabbed three bags of
money and ran from the place.
As they emerged from the building
they encountered Policeman James
Downing, who had heard the pistol re
port. He was ordered to throw up
his hands but replied by firing at the
robbers. One of them was seen to
stagger and was assisted to the wait
ing car while the other members re
'urncd the policeman's fire.
Kxcept the men covered by the rob
bers, no one In tho building knew of
the robbery until the bandits had driv
en from tho scene.
Krnest Decker, the clerk who was
diot In the back was hurried to a hos
pital and Is said to bo In a serious
Chicago, Oct. 11 Missing allien
October 1, when she disappeared from
a sanitarium at Ashevlllo, N. C. Miss
Grace Stewart Potter, concert pianist
and protege of Mrs. George M. Pull
man today Is the object of a search
.that may become nation wide. Miss
Potter had been undergoing treatment
for a nervous breakdown and had
boon at the sanitarium two months.
Besides efforts that nre being made
to find her In Chicago and other cities,
experienced guides are seeking the
missing girl in the mountains of
North Carolina.
Mlsg Potter caused a sensation in
11)15 when she disappeared and was
not found for eight days. It was giv
en out then that she had suffered a
lapse of memory.
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We Have Let Up
At Godfrey's Cut Price Grocery
Friday, Saturday and Monday
49 lb. sacks King Quality J(J ggg
Warranted better than what you are now us
ing or your money back. Watch for our big gro
cery sale Saturday. Open a new charge account
and have your groceries delivered by the Mil
burn Electric Delivery.
T.. R. Godflrey
Exclusive selling agency Chase A. Sanborn's Boston Teas and Coffees.
Buy a Liberty Bond
Be a United States stock holder and buy its
preferred stock. It is our duty and a real priv
ilege. We cannot all serve in the ranks, but
we can help support those who do. That is
A Liberty Loan B ond is better than cash.
It will do you more good in the long run. It is 1
l - 11 i .in
worth its race. Can be sold or hypothecated
at par and bears 4 per cent, interest. Buy U.
S. preferred. That is good finance.
This space is donated by Charles
Geiger, the Grocer.
llSteady Advertisers Get Steady j
Results. Ask Those Who Know. j3
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Come these coats for the new fall and winter season, and master designers
created them before they reached the tailors weeks of study were put on
each model to assure its style authenticity these coats we have here now
are variations of designers recognized for their keen insight into style,
tendencies and the adaptation of them into acceptable garments for Amer-
To know our customer's preferences Is a hobby
Aiith us, and it dominates us when we select our
tocks so the coats we have gathered here are"
ure to please you and we know you can find your
'avorite here now.
There is a variety enough in style, in rrater-
als, in shades and in prices, and our service Is
.inexcelled this, then, is the logical time to 8c
ect your new coat.
We know you'd have selected these new fail
iuits if you had been with us when we selected
these suits for the new season, we know you'd
nave made the same choice we did for these are
he best liked of the season's models.
There are suits of gaberdine, of serge, poplin,
jurella cloth .broadcloth, poiret twill, tricotine and
velvet in jackets one may choose from various
lengths some are plain tailored, others tailored
ith just enough trimming to relieve the severity
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and others re more dressy, with braid trim
nings fur and imitation fur collars and cuffs
Aiith graceful folds and ornaments you'll find
your choice among these.
A word to the wise. If yo.i will take our advise
on will find it is economy on your p.irt to tnke
ne cf your f.ill purchases .13 soon as possible.
Our advice to you is to look through your sup
)ly of Blankets, Comforters, Winter Underwear,
Hosiery, T.ible Linens, etc. Our stccks of all
these lines are now loaded to th'-ir full capacity.
In a great many of the items we quote you the
jld prices which cannot prevail later on. .Our
'oresiglit in placing early orders direct with the
hull and manufacturers h.is placed lis in a posi
tion to protect our cus'omers. Many have taken
Advantage of it and realize
The Importance of Trad
ing at the Big Store
Is the bird fed on our Lay or
Bust dry mash and our spcciil
screened scratch feed. It makes
"proultry grow rapidly and lay
regularly. Try it on your poul
try and watch the profits from
your eg basket. Poultry pays
well if you feed it our feed.
Hamillou X Vincent
'Phone 751.
I Will Sell IS Automobiles at
Public Sale on
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1917
commencing at one o 'clock at
807 Columbus Street, Ottawa, Illinois.
The undersigned will sell at puMic auction 15 used automobiles,
consisiting of several different makes and types, trucks, roadsters,
5 and 7 passenger cars,
These car3 have all heen gons over and put in first class running
order by our mechanics and eviiry one of them is a good car.
New cars have all advanced in price, This is your chance to get
a good oar at your own prico. A good used car fs a good buy at
any time the depreciation Is much less than In a new car.
If you haven't a car it will pay you to get' one of these. If you
have a nocd car get one of these and save your other car this
winter. Come early and pick 'em out.
TERMS: Cash.
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