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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1144
OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1680.
FREE TRADER-JOURNAL
THE WEATHER.
Partly cloudy tonight
and Friday; not , much
change in temperature.
VOLUME 'J.--NO. -.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. TUL'ltSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1917.
PBICE, TWO CENTS.
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A. H.WHITMDREJETERAN H.F.D.
CARRIER FOUND DEAD IN HONE
END CAME LAST NIGHT
FOLLOWING ATTACK
OF APOPLEXY
SEATED AT
DECEDENT HAD PREPARED HIS
EVENING MEAL WHEN HE SAT
DOWN TO EAT, DEATH OVER
TOOK HIM BODY DISCOVERED
THIS MORNING.
Alphin II. Whit morn, .".IKS Guthrie
HI rent, was found tieud at his home u
few, minutes after is o'clock this morn
ing hy his son In law, IVivy 1. Hen
ders. Death is suppt.sed to have
come to him at ai,.' 7 o'clock last
night from apoplexy.
Mr. Whltniore when found was sit
ting at his dining room table ami had
evidently heen stricken just before
eating hist supper. On the stove was
the meal he had prepared lor himself.
It was burned to a crisp. The elec
tric lights in the dining room were
burning.
Mr. Whltmore worked yeRierday aud
seemed In his usual health, and after
returning home last night made his
round of evening chores. It In sup
posed he sat duwn at the. table before
eating and suffered a stroke of apo
plexy which was soon followed by
death.
When he tailed to report "to" work
this morning at the post office, and
the phone at his residence watt not
answered, his daughter, Mrs. Menders
was notified, his other daughter. Miss
Helen, who lived with him, being
away from home at the time. Mr.
Menders was called aud went tn the
Whit more home, w here he w as met
by a most appaling sight.
The decedent waH horn t!0 years
ago In North Vernon. Ind., and came
to Ottawa to make his home at the
age of 20 years, engaging in tunning
north of this city. Thirty-five years
ago he was united in marriage to Mia:'
F.ugenie Hreese, of Serena township,
who died about seven years ago.
lie has been a rural mail carriei
out of this city for the pant seven
years, and was well known by the
people both of this city and in the
surrounding country.
He Ib survived by four daughters
Mrs. Durward Williams, of Sheridan;
Mrs. I. I). Menders, of this city; Mis
Arthur Simmons, of Marseilles, and
Miss Helen Whltniore, who lives at
home.
Coroner Timothy Donoghue. of La
Salle, arrived In this city ami con
ducted an inquest at I lie home tliii'
morning'
LAST SAD RITES
.FOR G.M.TRIMBLE
Funeral services for George M
Trimble were conducted yesterday at
temoon at 2:30 at the family res!
dence on Prospect Ave. Christian
Science serlvces were held at the
house and the Knights Templar had
charge of the services at Ottawa
avenue cemetery, where burial was
made.
The pall hearers were Lorenzo Le
land, E. C. Swift,, Charles E. Hook
(harles P. Taylor, Marshall Mitchell I
and Rector Hitt.
The out of town people that were
here to attend the Bervlces were, A.
M. Trimble of Lincoln, Nebr.; C. A.
Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Trimble,
Mrs. Sally Ann Trimble, Mrs. John
O'Donald and Mrs. Dr. Flint of Prince
ton; Glenn Roberts, Hay Roberts and
MIsb Mahle Chumberlln. of Chicago;
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Chubhuck anil Miss
Helen Chubhuck of Peoria; Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur M. Hook of Oak Park,
and Sidney Porter of Chicago.
BRITISH CAR NET
TABLEiTWD
nmcie rAcre im' r,,orla' m- Nov' ir,-Two n,Bn bfl'
Lnlold LAoCO Urllleved by the police to be expert
' lyeggmen, wore arrested here today.
London, Nov. IT). Tension of the , Orlpn which they carried in an un
proposed Interallied war council licensed, mtfy covered automobile,
which nearly brought on a rablnet j contained $2,000 in silver coin pack
crisis, hud abated some what today. ' ugn and packages of paper money
nut tne political sit nat ion is buii
threatening,
Thpre may be remarkable develop
ments before the end of the yur," was
the prediction made today by the par
liamentary correspondent of the
Chronicle.
MILE IS SPLIT
OVER JUNK TRIAL
E
LITTLE CITY TAKES SIDES WHEN
TWO OF ITS PROMINENT CITI
ZENS ARE HELD FOR ROBBING
JUNK DEALER.
Tile arrest of .lames Woods, aged
H2, and F.lmr Turk, aged 20, on lar
ceny charges, has divided the little
city of Karlville Into two camps one
standing by to defend and the other
faction to accuse the two men of hav
ing stolen one Junkman's junk aud
trying to nell their junk to another
pmkmuii.
Woods and Turk, who are scions of
well known Karlville families, were
arrested aud brought to Ottawa last
night by Deputy Sheriff Fred Sted
man on state warrants sworn to by
Marshal 11. S. Minor, of Karlville, Is
sued by .Itidge Koeulg thru the office
of State'B Attorney Ceorge S. Wiley,
a native or F.arlvlHo. That Deputy
Sheriff William Mixchke, another of
that city's favorite sons, did not make
the arrest, was due to his being in
the western part of the county get
ting Jurors for Judge Eldredge's
cemt.
Came Here with Loot.
Woods -and Turk are accused 'of hav-
tin raided the iiugn imny junK yarn
n Karlville, securing ?tJi worth of oldl
hi ass nnd aluminum and then trying
to sell their loot to Ottawa Junk deal
ers at :t o'clock in the morning. The
unearthly hour for doing business
caused the local dealers to become
suspicious and the tip was passed out
that there was something Irregular
In the junk business.
The crime is alleged to have been
oinniitted on November 7, but war
rants for the men were not issued un
til the 14th, after Mai'Mhal Minor was
satisfied he had constructed a good
case against the two defendants be
fore going ahead with the charge
nralnst his men.
Released on Bonds.
When word was passed that Turk
and Woods were under arrest, bonds
men rallied to their support and Ern
est Smith, proprietor of an Karlville
pool and billiard hall, came to Ottawa
to secure their release. He posted
ffiiio for each man and Judge Koonig
accepted the security offered, at the
hi mo time ordering the two prison
ers temporarily released.
After making arrangements for the
trial the judge fixed the hearing for
tomorrow afternoon, when at least
half the population of Karlville Is ex
pected in Ottawa to testify either for
or agr.'.iist the two men.
THREE WOMEN IN
QUEST OF DIVORCES
Three divorces were filed in the
Circuit Court today.
Ethel Flannigan, of Streator, is su
ing William Flannigan, said to he a
well-to do farmer, on grounds of
drunkenness. The Flannlgans were
married January 0, l!ior, and separ
ated n week ago. Flannigun was de
fendant yesterday In three or four
Judgments on notes llled in the ur
cult Court.
Mury Iternardlni, of Cedar Point,
charges Ferdinand with cruelty. They
wete married In Italy In i.hmi.
Mabel Homier says Fred Honner. of
Streator Is cruel and unfaithful to
her. She names a "Mercelene" as co
respondent and hints there was a
wave of Indignation thru the family
when she learned of Fred's alleged
duplicity. They were married August
3, 1911, and separated November l
19 17.
Arrest Peoria Yea0..
; that have not been counted. A coin-
plote kit of burglars tools was found
in the muchiiiH, together with unto
malic pistols and ammunition. The
men Rave the names ot Jesse Prunty
and Harry Funk.
ARRESTS
MAD
MAYOR ORDERS THE
MAIN STREET BRIDGE
CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
EAST SIDE TRAFFIC 1 TO BE DI
VERTED AROUND AQUEDUCT
UNTIL IMPROVEMENT IS COM
PLETED START TEARING UP
TOMORROW.
Tomorrow morning east elders seek
ing an entrance Into the loop with
their automobiles and electrics will
find themselves cut off at the Main
Main street bridge by municipal or
der. Today Mayor Bradford, acting in
conjuctlon with Engineer Farnsworth
commanded paving bosses to go ahead
with cotnpletitlon of the block be
tween Columbus street and the Fox
river
This means that all traffic will be
closed across the bridge until such
time as the concrete is set hard
enough to permit of heavy travel, fol
low ing which an attempt will be made
to go right ahead laying brick aud
get the Job out of the way as soon as
possible.
The mayor this afternoon, after
reaching the decision to llnlsli this
important piece of improvement be
fore winter, stated that all haste pos
sible would be employed to prevent
too long a tie-up of travel acroRs the
bridge.
Mopes were entertained by the
city's executive that the work could
he done within two weeks, but pav
ing exnerts would not he mirnrlued if
the blockade nevlnd would i, r.vtBn.1
ed nnolher seven divs
Use Aqueduct Bridge.
All tralilc to and from the east side'
will be diverted over the aqueduct j
i..,i,ii,o n.i ,i,,f,,,,- inu ...oi' i... ...,.. ..
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against trying to enter by way of lhe
east side, llicrsti;.
"If you have not registered, there
Pour Concrete Today. (arp B, (WQ dnyH (lti UI1(j on,y (W(
Today the large concrete mixer has! days lelt and only two. Cnless you
been nt work filling In the south half
of the block and this afternoon the
steam shovel was moved down to
begin lis attack on the old brick sur-
facing. Tomorrow the machine will
he in full operation.
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BOCHES RAID CALAIS;
MANY RESIDENTS DIE
Paris, Nov. IT., Many civilians were
killed In Calais, when (lerman air
craft bombed the city on Tuesday,
It was announced here toduy.
Calais Is one of the chief allied
military and hospital buttea on the
tncllsh channel,
GETTING DOWN TO IT
OTTAWA'S
FALLINLI
BEHIND
APPEAL IS ISSUED FOR RENEWED
EFFORT TO BRING CITY UP TO
ITS QUOTA ONLY 1027 HAVE
SHOWN THEIR PATRIOTISM.
Only two days left for registration
The total registration, as verified
by the registration heads of tho Na
tional Council of Defense at the clos
ing time last night was 1,(27, for the
townships of Ottawa at.i South Ot
tawa. This Is far below the lowest
estimate of the city's registration, and
is a very discouraging fact for the
women who have given so much time
and labor to tho can no.
The registration in all cities of this
size has- been much heavier than in
Ottawa. A permanent record Is be
ing compiled as soon as the registra
tion is finished In each city of the tota.,
number of females over Hi years old
in each city, and the total registration
In that city. The cards are then filed
and a record made of them together ;
with the tiles containing every worn-
an's card, and In this way there can
be no mistakes in the total number of
women registered.
One registration ollicial Issued the
following appeal for an awakened pa
triotism among Ottawa women:
"The representative women of the
city have for the most part all regis
tered, but there are a few apparent
slackers In some quarters, as well as
among the women who appear to take
an Interest In anything except in
themselves. Every woman should reg
ister, even though she has not time
to d oanythlng except her own house-
work; let her register for this war
census as an unpaid housekeeper, or
1(,t nPr Promise one hour a week to
Hecl ("ros8 W(1' Tnere la a PIaCe on
the registration card lor everv sort of
women, from thei mother with several
Bmal 'lHdren to care for and a house
to ,ake cure of- or 11 business woman
who must earn her own tlvlnir to the
,f . multimillionaire with nhso-
. .... , ... .... , . , ..
llll(1' nothing In do but try and uniiisi
wish to be permanently classed as a
slacker you must register at this
time. Registration headquarters will
be kept open until seven o'clock for
the women who are employed and
cannot got out to register In the at-
ternoons, and Saturday the head-
(quurters will be open from ! In the
morning until !l ut night. Rut don't
wait until Saturday night, be on hand
early tomorrow afternoon to be sure
and be reglclered."
A great deal of praise Is due the
registrars for their uneeusing work
during the past several weeks. Many
women ha vd been on hand day alter
day for the past several weeks for
registration, work, while others huve
responded to telephone calls almost
WOMEN
Alladay In Providence Journal
riK
COMMITTEES
FDR Y. M. C. A.
II
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEET
ING ENTHUSIASTIC OVER OTTA
WA'S PROSPECTS FOR RAISING
ITS QUOTA CITY TO BE CAN
VASSED FROM ONE END TC
OTHER.
The Y. M. C.
A. machinery
was well oiled
yesterday and
t h e artillery
ill be put in
.o active serv
ce on Friday
morning when the big Y. M. C. A
drive will be on for the raising of Ot
tawa's quota to be used in the var
lous foreign cantonment camps.
At a very enthusiastic meeting heh
in the secretary's office of the Cham
her of Commerce yesterday afternoon
committees were picked to thorougly
canvass the city for the raising of suf
fieient funds to extend if possible tin
amount that is expected to be ralsec
in this city.
Chairman A. ,T. Roberts and hit
army of coworkers will be on the Jol
Friday morning, when a special effort
will be made to visit every resident
of this city and vicinity with the hope
and expectation that they will gener
ously respond to the call of the sol
dier boys. Cards will be offered con
trlbutors to sign, but payment In full
will not be asked for. The terms from
the national headquarters makes It
j very convenient for the subscriber.
payments may be made as follows:
Fifty per cent within thirty days.
Twenty live per cent Feb. 1, 1918.
Twenty-live per cent April 1, 1918.
Or any terms to suit the signer
Funds are beginning to come In to
the local committee unsolicited.
It Is needless to go into detail of
the splendid work already accom
plihhed thru the Y. M. C. A. organl
aatlon. Major (lenerul Pershing says
"The work now being done by the
Y. M. C. A. for the comfort and en
tertainment of our soldiers In
France Is very Important. As an
organization its moral Influence is
highly beneficial. It perforins a real
service. The Y. M. C. A. has won
Its place by unselfish personal de-
(Continued on Pace 3.)
every day when the rush hours were
on, and have hurried to the court
house and assisted the registrars for
two or three hours until the busy
time was over
Tomorrow's registrars will be Mrs.
Hugh McCullough, Mrs. Pert Ilradlsh,
Mrs. Al. Richards, Mrs. C. A. Biiggs,
Jr., Mrs. James Craham, Mrs. .1. M.
Megallln, Mrs. Robert Carr and Miss
Ida Magenbatigh.
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Presidio, Texas, Nov. 1 5. Colonel Langhorne
commanding United States troops at Marfa.
Texas, today sent reinforcements to the garrison
FXEMf'TIOHBDARD
II
ADDITIONAL WORK THRUST
UPON DRAFT CHIEFS WILL EN
TAIL MUCH CLERICAL DETAIL
GRADES ARE ANNOUNCED.
Grinding away diligently upon the
lew Job thrust upon them by Uncle
3am, members ot the Ottawa exeinp
Ion board have their task ot class
tying every registered man in the
llstrlct, well under way. With only
i brief time to complete the under
taking and despite the great quan
tities ot clerical detail thrust upon
hem, the board members expect to
lave their reports ready for tht gov
ernment classification period.
The classification of the selected
nen Is for the purpose of ascertain
ing what results have been secured so
for in the selection of men for the
new national army, what line of work
Itose still subject for call are best
fitted for and what number It may be
axpecte can be callod, without ham
leiing the industries necessary for
he conducting of the war.
Present Facta to Congress.
Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder has
arairnged, (certain classifications for
ill of the men who have been regis
tered, and It Is order that the work
if tabulating the men shall be in ac
cordance with these classifications, so
that a compilation of the national
man power of the United States can
be ascertained and the fact be pre
lented to congress Immediately after
that body convenes.
The compilation of these statistics
will also give the government such
nformatlon as may be required as to
khere certain classes of work can best
be carried on. or where It will be
losslble to call men fitted lor a cer
tain line of work, In case of need.
Ask Data on Exempted Men.
The classification of the registered
men covers not only those who have
not yet been called for the physical
examination, but also the men who
have been examined and rejected or
exempted for any cause whatever.
Officials of the local boards are un
willing, to venture a prediction as to
whether the Information Is sought, by
the government so that It will be In
a position, to call the exempted men
for the line of work for which they
are best fitted, should such be
deemed In the best Interests of the
government In prosecuting the war
, Order of Call.
The classes and the order In which
they will bo called are as follows:
Class 1.
Single man without dependent rela
tives.
Married man, with or without oh II
dren, or father of motherless children
who has habitually failed to support
his family.
Married man dependent on wife for
support.
Married man, with or without chll
dren, or futher of motherless chil
dren ; man not usefully engaged, fain
ily supported by Income independent.
of his lubor. 1
Unskilled farm laborer. j
Unskilled industrial labor.
Registrant by or In respect of whom
no deferred classification Is claimed
or made.
Registrant who falls to submit ques
tionnaire and In respect of whom no
deferred classification Is claimed or
made,
All registrants not Included in any
other division of this schedule.
Class 2.
Married man with children or father
of motherless children, where such
wife or children or such motherless
children are not mainly dependent
upon his labor for support for the
reason that there are other reason
ably certain sources of adequate sup
port (excluding earnings or possible
(Continued on page 4 )
IKS
DIMLY
CLASSIFICATION
here after being notified
of threats made by the
Villista bandits holding
Ojmaga, that they would raid the
town.
Presidio is guarded by only a small
troop of cavalry and would be at the
mercy of the bandits.
Presidio is in a quiver of excite
ment and terror In apprehension of a
bandit raid. Villa bandits rode to the
ford this morning and shouted across
that they now had captured OJinaga
and routed the government forcea
they .would sweep the Big Bend bor
der and then capture Juarei.
Scores of prisoners captured by the
bandits at OJinaga last night, it Is
declared, were executed this mornint.
Francisco Villa has not been seen
but his men say he Is at San Antonio,
a few miles south of OJinaga with hla
brother, Hlplllto Villa.
After the capture of OJinaga. br the
Vllllstas, civilians as well at the fed
eral troops, fled In terror across the
border. Both troops and civilians
have been herded Into the stockade
here and are being guarded by the
United States soldiers.
Vllllstas, under command ot General
Martlno Lopez, are In complete con
trol of OJinaga and the Mexican side
of the Big Bend country.
Lopez sent word to General Car
dova, commanding the federal troops,
that he would ask for end give no
quarter but would execute til federal
officers captured. This threat struck
terror to the Mexican commander who
led his troops across the Rio Grande
and surrendered to Captain Theodore
DarnB, Jr., commanding the United
States forces here.
Washington, Nov. 15. Pancho Villa
Is not leading the marching bandits
In northern Mexico, say officials of
the Mexican embassy. They declared
today that they had positive Informa
tion that Villa is now In Durango, hid
ing in the hills and recuperating from
a serious wound.
Advices from Mexico as given out
by the Mexican embassy attach little
Importance to the attack upon OJin
aga. Officials declare that OJinaga,
far from being a city, Is only a ham
let and reached only thru hours of
travel over a vast desert.
All information received at the Mex
ican embassy dealing with the occu
pation of Ojlnaga were carried to the
state department and laid before Sec
retary Lansing by Ambassador Bon
lllas this afternoon.
DOUBT CZAR NAMED
SIBERIAN EMPEROR
London, Nov. 15 Slight credence
was given here today to an unconfirmr
ed dispatch from Copenhagen to the
effect that the peasants of Siberia
have proclaimed Independence of that
country, have liberated the former
Russian czar and have established
hi in as their ruler.
This information Is attributed to a
German source and was regarded as
only one of the wild rumors that -have
filtered Into London thru Stockholm
and Copenhagen,
The real situation In Russia still
remains a mystery. The General
opinion, however, is that the Bolshe
vik! revolt has been or is being put
down, but the silence of the Petro
grad wireless station Is causing deep
mystification.
VIOLENT FIGHTING
REPORTED IN ITALY
Parise, Nov. 1.'. With the stiffen
ing of Italian resistance against the
Austro (ieriuan Invaders, violent fight
ing has spread along the whole 140
mile front in the southwestern thea
ter of war, said advices from Rome
today.
The Germans holding the line be
twewi Lake tiarda and St. Elvle Pass,
tu Trentlno, tried to roll back the
Italian flank from Its resting plont
on the Swiss frontier and to get be
hind Italian lines, but were repulsed
after severe fighting.
In the Brenta Valley, German troops
are advancing upon Clsmou and Car-
pane from the heights east of AsiSgo
which were captured Tuesday night,
according to Information from a Swiss
source.
Try thb Free Trader Journal Want Ada
lor results.

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