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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1840
OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1880.
FREE
ER-JOURNAJL
THE WEATHER.
Colder, tonight with
freezing temperature. Sat
urday fair with rising
temperature.
VOLUME l.-NO. i!7.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. FIMDAY, OCTOBKll 12, 1917.
PRICE, TWO CENTS,
SOMETHING TO AIM AT
TRAJD
MASS MEETING TOfJIGHT WILL ORAW
LARGE CBS TO HIGH SCHOOL
HI COMBS GERMAN LINES FOR
ANOTHER RUSH; GUNS AHEBOHBIHG
PLANS MADE FOR GREAT
DEMONSTRATION THIS
EVENING
Iff FINE HI
PATRIOTIC DISPLAY TO FEEL OT
TAWA'S PULSE ON LIBERTY
LOAN PROPOSITION CHICAGO
WRITER TO DELIVER ADDRESS.
! PATRIOTIC PROGRAM TONIGHT
! AT 8:15 O'CLOCK.
! High School Orchestra and
Chorus.
Soprano Solo Miss Gladys El-
Hott.
i Addreis S. J. Duncan-Clark,
Chicago.
Canzonet Joe Reardon.
i Closing remarks by President
Griggs and short addresses by well
I known citizens.
The patriotic mooting to be held at
the high school auditorium tonight
promises to be one of the bent at
tended affairs ever held In this com
munity. There seems to be no let tip
in the enthusiasm In the Ottawa peo
ple in doing their share toward mak
ing the event a most enthusiastic
cntt.
The generous display of attractive
literature appears in nearly all ot the
business places of the city. One of
the most elaborate displays is to be
seen in the Metzger's Lady Shop win
dow. Another window that is atrrac
tlvely arranged is the Wiley meat
market on Main street. ,
given uu their own displays to Uncle
Sam's literature.' There Is ample
,( proof that the hearts of Ottawa
people are in sympathy and a unit in
helping Uncle Sam with this war.
. Mr. Rushton, .chairman of the 1 11 1
nols Liberty Loan Committee, told
i. the publicity department of the Ot
tawa committee this morning that the
speaker. 8. .T. Duncan Clark, would ar
rive in Ottawa at 7:4" this evening
and he gives his assurance that there
is no better speaker attached to the
Illinois bureau than Mr. Clark.
There will neither features on the
program that will especially appeal to
our people. Miss Elliott, the popular
vocalist, has some special patriotic
songs for this evening's entertain
ment, while Joe Reardan is working
hard on a new sflng that will have a
special appeal at this time.
The high school orchestra and chor
us have had a thoro rehearsal for this
evening's entertainment and that fea
ture alone will prove of Intense in
terest to the residents of this city
an,d rommun'ty.
President Clarence Griggs and Vice
President J. J. Dougherty with their
associates, worked all day yesterday
and far into the nlg'it getting In
touch with patriotic, zealous citizens
in the hope that they will do their
part in the promotion of the Liberty
Loan. They are especially pleased
with the enthusiastic encouragement
of nearly all the people with whom
they have come in contact,
This is a legal holiday in Illinois
and no better way could he chosen to
properly and fittingly observe it than
by attending tonight's meeting.
All four banks of the city are sup
plied with application blanks and all
are eager to make partial payment
plans when necessary. The general
sentiment that prevails In Ottawa in
support of the government's request
, to do whatever they can within reason
in taking Liberty lxan bonds is very
pleasing to the men in charge of the
Ottawa campaign.
Let nothing prevent you being pres
ent at tonight's patriotic meeting.
There is no charge and your presence
is urged to show your patriotism and
loyalty for your government.
LESLIE RANDALL IS
LATEST TO ENLIST
Leslie Randall, district representa
tive of the John Deere Company, with
headquarters In Ottawa, Is the latest
patriot to rally to the colors. Some
days ago Randall enlisted In the quar
termasters department as a truck
driver and tomorrow he leaves for
Chicago to get his assignment. Me
has not been notified where he will be
sent,1 but doubtlessly he will go to
one of -the western cantonments fur
preparatory training and then will be
dispatched to the front.
TO
EF
S TO BE
JOHN WILLYS AUTO AND AERO
PLANE MANUFACTURES, CALL
UPON OTTAWA CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE TO AID IN DRIVE
FOR FUNDS.
At the suggestion of President
Wilson the directors of the Ottawa
Chamber of Commerce have been
called on to get their organization be
hind the campaign to raise a nation
al fund for War Camp Community
Recreation work. The purpose of
this is to inspire the men, increase
the efficiency and help develop the
fighting spirit of the American armed
forces. Features of this work in
clude the providing of wholesome,
healthy environment In the communi
ties surrounding the ninety or more
training camps and posts.
John N. Willys, of Toledo, automo
bile and aeroplane manufacturer,
appointed jointly by Secretary of War
Baker and Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels as chairman of the national com
mittee on the War Camp Community
Recreation Fund, has written a let
ter to each of ,the following, asking
their assistance in this vitally import
ant war work.
L. C. Brand,
Frank L. Beach.,
John M. Dougherty.
Dr. J. H. Edgcomb
.. CIS. Hook. ; .
J. B. Herring. '
II. W. Johnson.
C. II. Kingman.' -
J. Montgomery.
L. E. Porter.
Jason F. Richardson, Jr.
' Al. F. Sehoch.
Fred Seherer.'
J. F. Shaipcr. '
Fred Sapp.
F. P. Vallat.
The public, It is pointed out, must
he made to realize that 1hey must
help to win the war. The "first vic
tories" will be won in America, and
will depend on the way in which those
who say at home receive, welcome
and hearten the men who are ready
to bleed and die that democracy may
live. The work for the soldiers and
sailors In the communities outside
the camps, should , not he confused
with what is being done for their en
tertainment and recreation by the V.
M. C. A., the Knights of Columbus, the
V. M. H. A., and in other ways dur
ing their leisure hours in camp.
Mr Willys sumari7.es the big pur
pose of the War Camp Community
Recreation Fund when he says:
"The spirit of the New American
army is to be made 'in the net few
months. Mere numbers do not make
an army; millions of soldiers who
lack the fighting spirit can retreat
without a struggle. The American
boys must know .that the finest ideals
of civilization are in their hands;
that the folks at home are living and
fighting in their hearts.
"Imagine your boy at a training
camp," he says. "Where shall he go
and what shall he do when off duty
Tho cities, bis and little, adjacent to
the camps will do their best; but
without the aid of a national fund
it will be Impossible to supply the
equipment and the trained personal
service necessary ,to make a recrea
tion system a thorough success. ,
"It is planned to furnish enlisted
men hospitality In local social circles,
to promote wholesome amusement in
public places, , to supply buildings,
swimming pools, etc., and to prevent
the exploitation of the boys by com
mercialized attractions of an, unde
sirable sort."
President Wilson, in a' letter which
Mr. Willys enclosed with each of his
communications, says of the com
munity service.
"The spirit with which our soldiers
leave America, and their efficiency
on the battle fronts of Europe, will
be vitally affected by the character of
the environment surrounding our
military training camps."
"Three Dollars for each soldier and
sailor" Is the amount required to
carry on the work for the next year.
This money will he used in a hundred
ways, such as building and maintain
ing clubs for the men, arranging dra
matic, moving picture, musical and
numerous other forms of entertain-
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USED WAR W
CITY RULES AGIST
INTERURBAN; CARS
MUSI STOP 72 IS.
EFFORTS TO GET STAY ON DE
CISION UNAVAILING COMMIS
SIONER HELFFRICH DECLARES
. TRAFFIC... MUST DISCONTINUE
DURING PAVING WORK.
Upon t'ae theory that precedents do
not establish right, the city, thru
Commissioner Helffrich, will author
be the abandonment, of au ..iterur
ban traffic over the new loop pav-
ing for at least two seventy-two hour
periods. This was determined last
night at an informal meeting of the
council called at the behest of Gen
eral Superlntedent F. E. Fisher.
Power to take the step has been
placed In the hands of Commissioner
Helffrich and Public Engineer (leorge
L. Farnsworth. both of whom as well
as the remainder of their colleague,
are confident that all cars should be
prevented from running across the
newly laid paving until the grout has I yard. Many tracks were also noticed
had plenty time to tie a firm bond I in the Maierhofer yard, that would in
between the bricks. Commissioner I dlcate from the size of his feet, he was
Helffrich believes the matter should
be carried a little further and that
traffic cease while the concrete, base
is setting, but there Is a probability
that such a step is not as necesary
as when the bond is green.
The meeting last night was a com
position of fireworks and unity of
op'nlon. Superintedent Fisher, as
well as members of the commission,
agreed that it would be better to
abandon traffic while the bond was
hardening The only differences be
ing found in each appraisal of the
amount of damage done. Mr. Fisher
did not see that the heavy cars could
do enough harm to the paving to war
rant the inconveniences his company
and the traveling public would be
put to. Members of the council, with
the exception of the mayor, who, hav
ing been absent at a previous meet
ing when this question was up, as
sumed the guise of a silent litsener.
Only now and then he Inquired for
some Information for his own en
lightenment. Commlsioners Campbell, Meagher,
and Helffrich, backed by the opinion
of Mr. Farnsworth, all expressed
themselves as confident there could
be nothing but harm come to the pave
ment If the large cars were permitted
to travel hack and forth across the
newly paved sections.
This morning Cominlslsoner Helff
rich stated to a Free Trader-Journal
representative that he would order
traffic abandoned while the next sec
tion of grout Is being poured and un
tile the work Is completed, It is ex
pected that two three-day periods will
be all necessary to get the work out
of the way.
Cite Other Precedences.
During the meeting precedences
were brought up by both sides. Sup
(Continued on Pae fi.)
ment In auditoriums, clubs, schools,
churches and private homes; In short,
to see to it that the community
around the camp Is as "near like
home" to the men as possible. ,
ICE BOX THIEVES AT
1 IE
MAN WHO ROBBED THREE RE
FRIGERATORS DESCRIBED BY
LADY WHO SAW HIM RUNNING
FROM HER HOME.
A very tall man wearing a long
dark coat, vlsit, a number of homes
off CKrlaUe" atreeC at an" early hour
this morning and helped himself to
the contents of the Iceboxes in that
neighborhood. At the home of Jonah
Hibbs, 404 Christie street, a basket of
peaches was stolen from off the back
pordh. Mrs. Hibbs (was awakened
about four o'clock by a noise and upon
looking out the window saw a man
prowling around the porch. Siie call
od to to go away and he ran, carrying
the basket of peaches with him.
At the home of Lester Maierhofer,
301 Christie street, the thief opened
the door of the screened In back porch
and walking up to the ice box removed
a Jar containing ten pounds of fresh
country butter, and a bucket contain
ing a dozen and a half fresh eggs. The
eggs he removed from the bucket,
throwing the bucket away in the side
a man of immense proportions.
The home of Frank Gladfelter in
this neighborhood was also visited.
Mr. Gladfelter, however, had prepared
for just such an emergency by keep
ing his Ice box door locked. Tho
door of the ice box, for the Ice com
partment was found standing open
this morning, but the lock on the food
door had held fast and all the food in
the Gladfelter lceboxx was untouch
ed. FRANK CR0MPT0N
VISITS IN OTTAWA
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crompton, of
Superior, Wis., are the guests of rel
atives and friends in Ottawa for a
few days,
Mr. Crompton, who is a well known
Ottawa boy, was for a number of
years mayor of Superior, and during
his term as executive of that city, did
more to promote and advance the in
dustries of that community than any
man for many years past.
Superior Is now a city of (io.ooo in
habitants and Is now one of the great
ore centers of the United States.
Mr. Crompton Is now a member of
the exemption board of his district
and has visited many of the camps' crement, has been given a deserved
turnout the United Slates. Mr. j promotion by the war department, ac
Crompton lias heard of the activities j cording to word reaching Ottawa
of the Chamber of Commerce In this ' relatives today.
city and was glnd to know that 01
tawa boasts of such a splendid or
ganisation which now hu said was a
necessity in every well regulated
city.
Sexton Will Filed.
Disposing of an estate valued at ap
proximately $115,000 tho late James
Sexton, who died In Streator Septem
ber 21, bequeathed his property to his
son and daughter, according to the
will filed here Mr. Sexton owned 100
acres of Im flallo county land and
had personal property valued ut $22.
000, which is apportioned almost
equally among the two children,
strryman in Washington Star.
DICKSTJN DOES NOT
II II
NCREMEHT LEAVES
ADJUTANT GENERAL UNAPPRIS
ED OF DATE FOR NEXT MOVE
MENT OF TROOPS HE WIRES
LOCAL CXEMPPTION BOARD.
Lester II. Strawn, Ottawa, III.
No instructions ot many kind
have been received from the Pro
vost General In reference to the
movement of future contingents.
Orders for such movements will
be given you upon their receipt at
this department.
DICKSON, Adjutant General.
f
The above telegram shows that the
local exemption board Is not alone in
4ts uncertainty as to the time and
date for sending the third increment
of soldiers to Camp Dodge. The tele
gram was sent In reply to queries for
warded to the adjutant general's office
at Springfield by members of .the lo
cal exemption board and In self ex
planatory.
At the present time there seems to
be somewhat of a middle as to when
the next batch of soldiers will be
sent into service. Nothing definite
has been given out by General Crow
der and the only thing the local board
has so far had to guide Its future ac
tlons, has' been press reports, all of
which given different stories.
Telegrams from Camp Dodge con
flict and the latest announcement is
that no troops will move before No
vember 1. Others state that there
will be Increments dispatched for
training on October 15 and still oth
ers fix the date at October 25. In an
effort to straighten out this tangle
word was sent to Springfield with
the above result showing that General
Dickson is as much In the dark as any
one in Ottawa.
M'EVOY GETS BOOST
IN ARMY; GOES INTO
INSURANCE SECTION
J. S. McEvoy, a member of tho Na
tional Army at Camp Dodge, la., and
who was In charge of the squad of
men who left here for the second In-
McHvoy bus been boosted, to the
newly created Insurance department
ami tonight will pass thru Ottawa
on his way to Washington, where he
will be schooled in the government's
plans for Insuring its men, and then
probably will be sent Into the vari
ous camps to carry on the actual
operation of selling policies.
His experience in tho Insurance
'field together with his ability to grasp
ill the Intricate features of this
great proposition, Is responsible Jlor
McKvoy's winning this promotion. He
will be met ut the train here and
accompanied as tar as Chicago by his
wife and father,
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OB. PET1II CERTAIN
SHERMAN
AC D PUT
i
OTTAWA LIEUTENANT VERIFIES
CIVIL WAR GENERAL'S VERSION
ON CONFLICT AND WISHES
PLENTY OF IT ON THE BOCHES.
That America will profit greatly by
the experiences of her allies In the
present world war Is expressed by Dr.
Roswell Pettit in his latest letter
home from "somewhere in France,"
where he is now billeted with a
French count and countess in their
chatteau.
The doctor has reached the conclu
sion that Sherman was right in his
well known summary of war's prin
cipal peculiarity, and he is hopeful
that the Bocheg are given all they
want of it before the thing is over.
He covers in his accustomary Inter
esting vein, the interest Bhown In him
by natives who were given their first
glimpse of one of Uncle Sam's fight
ing men. He says:
Sept. 14, 1917.
Dear Father:
I have been in France just a
month and with all my experiences,
changes and new surroundings, it
seems as if it were a year. How
ever, it is all very interesting and
exciting, but on the whole, even
though I haven't seen the worst of
it, I can heartily agree with Sher
man about war. Of course, today,
with better organization, better
equipment, and the experience of
three yean behind us, America will
be able to learn by a lot that France
and -England hv had JoJeara . by.
bitter experience. But we will have
to remember always that we are
fighting a merciless foe that will
Etoop to anything and stop at noth
ing. But really, Germany has lost
by each dirty trick she has played.
But I hope we do not stop until she
has been properly punished for all
her misdeeds. Some of ihe things
are too awful to tell about.
Old Sergeant Talks.
Yesterday, we made a trek of
about ten miles. I marched at the
head of the column with the sergeant-major,
a soldier of the old
school. He came over here with the
original expeditionary force, which,
as you know, was just about wiped
out. He has had some most mir
aculous escapes and for two or three
hours he told me of one thrilling
experience after another. The best
of the lot, I think, was when, in the
confusion of the early days of the
war a mistake was made in the
map reference and waking up one
morning the ambulance company
found themselves encamped in the
middle of No Man's Land. They
struck their tents, lashed tho sick
and wounded to the tops of tho
wagons, and beat it nut across
fields, ditches and everything.
Luckily they got out without a cas
ualty. Aviation Improved.
Several days ago 1 had an op
portunity to visit a large aerdome.
It was a wonderful sight to see six
or seven machines leave the ground
at once. How different these ma
chines are from the original Wright
machine I saw In Washington a few
months ago. The development ' in
aeronautics has been simply won
derful and personally I believe the
war will be in the air. And almost
everybody here thinks the same. I
can't hardly wait until the Ameri
cans get over here with their ma
chines. I received your letter of August
2Iid a few days ago and the paper
of August 7th to 9th yesterday and
was very glad to get them. I wish
you would number your letters and
then I can tell whether I get them
all. I am surprised you did not get
my cable. I sent you a cable from
Liverpool August 12th. Love to all
and especially the kiddies.
Yours son, ROSWELL.
23rd Field Ambulance, British Ex
peditionary Forces, France,
Changes Quarters.
Sept. lfi, 1917.
Dear Father:
Since writing you last I have
moved again. We are In a beauti
ful country near a fairly largo town
and I urn delightfully quartered In
the chatteau of the countess of some
thing or other, and the old lady in
tortoise shell rimmed spectacles
and a brown wig. She has a hus
band who hides behind a mussy
blonde beard and does as he Is told.
iContluiied on Faftt Five.)
mo mum
ON WAR QUESTION
HEAVY ARTILLERY LEAVE
WAY CLEAR FOR NEW
ADVANCE !
MIGHTY HOWITZER BLA8T FOE
POSITIONS AND ANXIETY OP
BOCHE IS 8HOWN BY DISPLAY
OF NIGHT FIREWORKS.
London, Oct. 12. Monster howit-
sers along the Anglo-French front in
West Flanders are pounding the Geo
man positions over a wide front north
and east of Ypres.
All the new British and French po '
sltiong won so gallantly on Tuesday
have not been consolidated and while
the heavy guns deluge the German
trench lines with shells, the lighter
artillery is being moved up thru the
mud nearer the front. M,
Stormy weather continues with
rainstorms, adding to the mud that
already made the battlefield one vast
swamp.
Military experts predicted today
that Field Marshal Halg is opening
the way with his artillery tor new
infantry thrust and thai the new drive
will carry the British to the eastern
slopes of the whole of Paasechendaelc
ridge.
The Germans are nervous. All night
long they kept firing star shells into
the sky, lighting up the foreneld with
the brilliance of high noon so that Oft'
sudden attack could be undertaken
against them.
The Germiu artillery is replying
the British and French guns, but their
shee-nre is feeble compared with the
blasting salvos that roar continuously
from the allies cannon. ,
Socialist! Routed. ,.
Amsterdam, .,.,.Qct.:: UcB4rJ'L.'.
German Reichstag has adjourned.
leaving the peace situation "up in the
air."
The biggest sensation of the whole .
session was the announcement ot Ad
miral Cappelle, German minister ot
marine, that a "revolutionary" mutiny
had broken out in the navy and dis
patches from Berlin today stated that
the government had purposely held
back news of the uprising until the
pyschologlcal moment in 'order ,to
strengthen the position of Dr. George
Mlchaells, the Imperial chancellor.
The coalition peace majority in the
Reichstag was cleverly outmaneuv-
ered and the government got thru the '
whole session without being compelled
to go Into details over peace terms.
In the meantime the kaiser has
gone to Sofia, where It is reported a
peace parley will be held with repre
sentatives of all the other German
allies present.
W. F.CARR QUITS POST
AT HEAD OF C, 0. & P.
ENGINEERING DEPT.
First intimation that Superintend
ent W. F. Carr, engineer of mslnten
ance and ways of tne C, O. & P. rail
way, had resigned his position to take
one of much more responsibility,
and trust, with a South Bend interur
ban and street railway corporation,
came this morning when Mr. Carr ad
mitted to a Free Trader-Journal rep
resentative his Intentions of leaving
Ottawa, on or about October 20th.
He expects to take up his new work
about November 1st and in the mean
time ottlcla Is ot the local line are
scouring the country for a successor
big enough to take V.is place. The
resignation was given In to become
effective within two weeks and came
as a surprise to Mr. Carr'B colleagues.
Pressure was brought to bear In an -f
effort to get him to change his mind.'
and remain in Ottawa, but as th
South Bend offer afforded greater o;'
portnulties for advancement he coi.
hardly be expected to give It up
ir. v arr s new employer is
Chicago, South Bend & Kortr
diana Railways, owning two
terurbaii lines and city roadr.
oadf-.,
Bend, La Porte, Mlshawt
alien ifcau iny auu 01.
which will come unde
man's jurisdiction, wl
Hawk
over his new duties.
That Carr will JU enjoy jt.
new post goes wjvy
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