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OTTAWA rREE TRADER
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OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1640.
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THE WEATHER.
Friday continued cold
with fair and riling tem
perature. VOLUME 'J.--NO. 10.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. THURSDAY, DECUMISUIt (5, 1917.
PRICE, TWO CEN'IS.
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REPORT NEXT ARMY GALL WILL
BE ISSUED Oil DECEMBER II
,N0 OFFICIAL WORD IS
RECEIVED IN OTTAWA
SAYS BOARD
HILL FILL QUOTA
SECOND LARGE BATCH dF FIGHT
ING MEN WILL COMPLETE DIS
TRICT'S ALLOTMENT FOR ARMY
DELAY SECOND EXAMINA
TION OF SELECTS.
With war machinery being oiled fur
effective ami speedy results in build
ing up the great Anu ru an army, the
reported early shipment of large na
tional nuunl units to France ;iml the
tlilmieil ranks in all cantonments, are
expected to bring the nest ami per
hap final increment of selected nu t:
to Camp Dodge on December V lor
training.
ThU statement was isKtu-ii wii, of
Dcs Moine today when onler-t were
eiit to mustering oltlcers lo appear
Tor iluty from each organization in
enmp. Hbvuld the announcement
have any foundation in truth, Ol
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,n. PMINUI IMl II,H;i Hi IICIIIHIK I
men probably will be culled to tin
color within the next tn days. The
mindering tdlhefs are ordered to re-
J'lt.lW-'w.-:!,V I" lmv charge
of Tiroiirolhueiit' of' ti.mi men who
nr jt( to be sent Into he pert ice to
complete each district's quota. '
At Ibe IimhI board no oilieial word
Ii.-ib been K"itt indicating when tbi
government, v. til 'Issue the call. Tin
only information the draft chiefs cm
garner conies thru telegraphic
dis-;
patcbrs, and many of them have prov
en decidedly false. Xalurally the
suppoicd December H.th call J;i louked
ll(U vun II Mill I 111 hcpuciMIl ami ;
will not be believed until such time'
us word Is wnt out. from the provost, j
gem nil's olliee oi'derinjr tlotn to call;
the- men tojfi ihcr nnd entrain tin in!
for Moiips. j
Delay Second Examination.
A report, receivd from Washington i
today iiidii iites tliut Hie next, lucre-1
incnt of riOl,lil men, lo be fii lecled :
Tor military scrWcc, will not b" called
until the latter part of March. The ;
annouiieeiueni :uys that tlie calliii!?'
of aiMiiioii.il nu n has been delayed j
becaute of a shortage or warm cloth-j
lug. The second draft will lie called!
from the Hassillcalioiis which will re-
Milt from the questionnaire which
will be unit out to all of the register-j
Mi men on Dec. Kach registered I
mi. will be reonired to answer HS ;
4! .. in . it.. !
ipi.-auu.is, WIO.-4I ih PLICIM.1..J sin-j
a history o ins life and the manner
ill w hich (Ik; cpiesiions are answered
will determine in which class he will'
be placed.
Must Answer Questions Truthfully.
: Tin' iU"stion blanks w ill be sent j
out from all of the selection head- j
(luarters at the rate of the per cent n
day, ntartiii on December 1.1. Thcj
reglslered lueii am allowed seven 1
davH In which to fill out the blanks;
and return Ihctn lo their respective!
boards,' The warning Is issued thai it 5
Wilt he Iteecflsnry for till registered;
mm to truthfully answer the iucs-
lions, failure to do so being a tiiisde-;
rtteanor punishable, by a line or iin-;
pnonment for one ywir and may re-,
suit in the loss of valuable rights and :
Immediate Indiiclion Into mililar.s
tcrvi'c. i
W'hile the iiiest,ioiinlre will entail
a Jarge auiounl of work at the begin-1
nine. In the end it will greatly simp:
fy the work of the selection heaihinar
ters, J'rovlsioiiK have been inade lor
extra clerks w hile the ipiest ioiinninv' ;
are heiutr sen! out and filed nil Iheir
rclum. in atcordance with the num-!
- ber of men registered in a district.
TUc riucstloiuiaires will have lo hoi
IHb-il out, by all registered, men who'
Iibyu been win pled or discharged for
tttiy eaiise wlmtevcr, Ihe Hume as the
tueu who have no! jet come before
the selection hoards, all exemptions
nnd discharges having been wllh-
urawii by ottlelal on'cr or lltu wnr;
deportment.
New Box Carrier,
A new book carrier made of firxlhln
mnterlnl 1ms porkers In ils Inner sides
into which Hid covets v-f 11 book may
ium-rju nua exieujiiou uuautes.
." ' ,,
ilNlCTl DOES
INOT FORCE DM
- T 0 CLOSE UP PLACE
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EX-COMMISSIONER CAN OPERATE
SOFT DRINK PARLOR UNDER
SIGNED TODAY BY JUDGE ELD
REDGE IN CIRCUIT COURT.
i mier it ruling nuuiU'd down today
in Ihe city's chsc nuainsi former Com
missioner Han Dinm-cn. the ex olli .
eial will liol have to Hose his place
entirely, hut will ho permitted under
tho temporary injunction granted b;
tile l irruil. ( ourt to operate a "sof
drink" parlor a.s long as he cares to
I he Injunction, copies or which
were nerved on Dinnoen this after
noon by Deputy She riff Fred Steduinn
ears mm irom setting tir giving away
intoxicants of any kind. It does not
prohibit the sales of lievn. Hop, gin-
penile, voda or others of the so-called j
narmlebfi beverages. In Is wording
the order signed by Judge F.ldredge
is sweeping in its import. It prohib
its Iiitiliecii nf 'i iiv if hl.i i iiiulm (, a
'
MlOllIu ,! Ui, P vn lit .1 f-,,.1. , nl iliA
a saloon, or dram shoe, ju his present
locai ion or in any other location In
IheYily until after be lias been prop
er'. Hcettjjyl, by, Uio. UUii,cJpulity,
The injuneMnn writ passed Into ef
fect when the city this morning filed
It.s $."mi bond ordered by 1 Judge Kid
redgc. The guarantor is the Cnlted
' i States Fidelity & insurance Company
j while signers with tin- bonding com
!"atiy were Mayor K. F. llratlford
('(inriiiKKiniii.ru V I'm. m.. II i
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and August M. llelllrich. j
The ban placed against Dinneen by.
.Indue Kldredi:e is contained in tbet
'ollovl iliL'
closinj; pnragrapli
of the
ut i'i 1 :
It is ordered that a w rit ol' injunc
tion issue in said cause restraining
and enjoining the, said Daniel Din
neen, individually or thru any agent,
servant or 'employe or oilier person
in any maimer l oniieeti d with the
same Daniel J. Dium en Irom oper
a tint,, running, keeping open or
earning on a saloon or dram shop
at 121.1 Columbus street in Ihe city
ol Ottawa, Illinois, or at any other
place in said eilj of Ottawa until
1c trail. v securing a license issued lo
him by the said city of Ottawa, and
that he Individually, as well as in
acting by, thru, or under any serv
ant, agent employe, or other person
in any manner acting or connected
. .
wiui saui ianiei puinooii. no en-
j()iRd a 'ul restrained from
allow-
lug people to congregate In the
building on said premises for the
purpose of drinking whiskey, spirl
tous. vinous, malt liquor, beer or
any intoxicating liquors or from ex
changing, bartering, selling, giving
away wr in utiy manner dispensing
or disposing or intoxicating liquors
in lean quantity than one gallon, or
in any other manner or quantity a
J2I.1 Columbus street ill the city of
Ottawa or in any other place in said
city of Ottawa until legally licensed
by the said city ol Ottawa to oper
ate and conduct a drain shop in said
city or until the further order of the
court on relators, or some otic or
more of tin 111 entering into a, bond
in the sum of $,',110, .vauiu lo be up
proved by the court.
MEN PERMITTED '
TO PICK OWN BRANCH
OF ARMY SERVICE
A number of nu n who aro regis
lend for in Hilary service have applied
for their permits lo enlist, under the
now ruling of tho draft, Jaw. The ex
emption hoard liMK grunted poriinta to
Ihe following men durltiR tho pnsl few
days: Charles I'.iilehnwhk.v. Clarence
Karl Hail ford, St raw 11 (my, Leonard
A. IJennelt, teriek Krickson, F.lnier II.
Van Scholck and Harold C, Hoftinan.
Mercury Nears Zero.
tiiisl. night, was Ihe coldest nlghl of
I ho year. The mercury hovered near
tito aero murk most of tho night. At
(eight o'clock this mornlni.; tlm ther
Imomotcr wsn ol 10 ubout, but ban
jbofu grttduallr rinlntt all doy.
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OTTAWA PHIIPir TO PUDIQTMAC QAWIKIP Droit wmn Acio
unnun uuuill iu uiiwuimnu unviliu fUU HIUUII HOIAO
m FRPATP hfl YFARQ PI I IP QTAOTCnUCDC n nnn IMCIIDANPr
ulllui n I l uu I Lnuu iULUu u I nil I LU 1 1 Lit Li vPtUUUU HluUlHliuL
DF MARRIED LIFE
MR. AND MRS. C. J. METZGER TO
OBSERVE GOLDEN ANNIVERS
ARY TOMORROW- PLAN RECEP
TION AT HOME.
j Fifty years of happy married life
! will be iittingly celebrated tomorrow
: ') Mr. and Mrs. Chariots J. Metz&or,
t two of Ottawa's best known old rcsi-
! lents. A public reception at thoir
1
(home on West Main street haf been
j planned during which friends can call
'to congratulate them upon their
'achievement; the hours 'beiui; from :i
! to 5 ami S to 10 o'clock.
i
j On Decem her
Charlie Mother
7, 1SG7 the then
ami Miss Sophia
their troth at a
I'olkow, plighted
lulet niarriscc, ceremony performed
In this city. They pass tho fiftieth
milestone of that important event on
the morrow, with Tioth in exception
ally lim! health, while their hearts
glowing with pride at the 50 years of
unalloyed happiness that has been
theirs 'during their long and glorious
comradeship.
The. groom an energetic young Jer
niatt, was bnm at Fraukfort ou Main
and in 18,17 ser out to make his for
tune in Ihe new world, arriving ut
Chicago that same year and within a
short time of bin locating there came
to Ottawa to make his homo with his
aunts, The bride Is a native, horn
American having been born Ln New 1
York City in 1853. '
Mr. Metzgers firal "Job" In Ottawa
was to work as a butcher in h shop !
that was operated where IM.' drug!
store is now located. He later so- 1
cured employment with Sam T'lroifuss 1
and became an expert buyer and sell-,
?r of cattle. For n score of years lie
has led a retired life, enjoying the
fruits ol' years well spent.
lie Is one of (he oldest living Ma
'sons in Ottawa and Is the oldest mem
ber of the OlUwa Turn Ven-ln. 'One
or his prized possessions is a sheep
skin embossed with his record, show
ing his fitly yearn of coiiUnuotiH mem
bership in th" National Turn Verolu.
llesldes serving as president of Ihe j
local Verelu for a great number of:
years, Mr. Metzger was actlvelyden
tilled with tho city's progressive
movements, lie win one of the in
corporators of the Ottawa Driving
I'ark association and was aet.ivn In
the operation of that concern up to
only a few years apo. Ho served ns
supervisor for a period of yeurs ami
ulwnys played uu important part in
anything that meant for tho better
incut uud growth of tho city.
a oiimto toy
i ' WiLLiAM I . I I
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OTTAWA BANK PUTS PLAN INTO
action That has met with
GREAT SUCCESS
NOIS CITIES.
IN MANY ILLI-
A Christinas Ai' Iuks Ciub has been
utarted k: :1,1s city by the Natioua' j
City Liar. Anyone in the city tan j
join this Huh and deposit a rum of!
money in the bank each week, for fifty j
weeks, which inonev at this etui of!
tills time can be drawn out with in-!
teres).
Tho amount,
tionnl with the
any one of the
1
depoiiited can be o
deposllor, or it can be
plans made out at Ihe
bank, and published in the little de
posit hook, which is given t0 the do
posilor. The first, plan is to deposit
one cent the first week ami to In
eriase the deposit one cent each week
making the final payment at, the enn
of the filly weeks .10 cents, and savinp
at the end of tho fifty weeks, $ l:75,
Another popular plan will be by the
decreasing payment syuteni. ctartin;
with a .loccni payment and decreas
ing the payment one cent each week,
making the last payment one cent,
and the total amount saved $12.7.1.
There- is the 2-cent-a-week plan,
starting with 2 cents the tirst week
and increasing tho payment. - cents
each week, making the total lift y
weeks' payment $22.60. Then there If
the D-cont-a-week plan thai makes th'
total deposit. $03.7,1.
There is the straight :!' cent -a week
plan that, brings the deposit to $2.1.00
and tin- ntralght. Jl.oq a week plan,
that brings the amount in the saving
club up to $r,o.oo,
These Hubs have been conducted
by the banks in Juliet, Aurora. Deca
ut, Springfield and other cities thru
out the state for aevpral years and
prove 'a great benefit to the public as
well as to the bankers, for many sav
ings accounts are started in ibis man
tier, and many people thai, are always
broke at Christmas time Mud their
pockets filled with money, fur their
Christmas presents, and have not no
tleed their small weekly deposits.
Most of the merchants in Juliet
have also innangurated this Christ I
mas naving club in their Mores, whernj
people can leave their weekly d-pos. I
its, end trade the amounts out. all
t lirlslmaH time, or can pick out any!
Hillclo in the store at any time dur-j
lug the ear, ami pay for in w ilh their j
Christmas savings Hub money. I
YOUNG COUPLE COME
TO OTTAWA TO MARRY
Miss Kli.abeth McCliighiin, of Nor
mal, ami John N. ItiiVhannii, of Pern,
;werc mildly married yesterday after
noon In his chambers by Judge Mayo.
The couple were unattended and left
Immediately niter the ceruniony for
I Peru, where they w ill nink thoir tu
1 lure liuiuc.
,..,a,,i. in inumnapaoi INevvs. j
Of SPOUSE'S LIFE:
NAMES
MRRS. ANTONIA LINK
MUTUAL LIFE DEFENDANT IN
CLAIM FOR HEAVY INDEMNI
TIES LA SALLE WOMEN SEEK
DIVORCES.
Three suits in which the demand
540 01)0
from the Mutual Life Insur j
men Company, were filed by Mrs !
Vntonia Link lu the Circuit Conn ttii i
norulng. Mrs. Link, who is the wid j
ow of Jacob Link, deceased wealthy!
Peru resident, claims there Is dtif
m policies carried by her husband Hie
?rand total of ?lo,uoo, none of which
has been paid b the insurance com
puny.
She aiiks for $lo,nto in two of tltr
praecipes and in the third makes a do
matid for $20.imm. The dead man Is
a brother of John Link, Ottawa real
dent, and was well known here
(barb's Helmig, of Peru, in coun
sel for the plaint ill' in her three suits.
Charges Infidelity.
Mrs. llessie Dobiton. of m .Salle, to,
i'ay filed suit, for divorce from John
J. Dobson, whom she alleges, in her
bill was unfaithful nnd Is now living
I Willi 11 Hull., 1 ii-l in I,, l' nli.n Ml, l
...... ..... ..., v mi,., .11, iti,7.
She accuses them of having prised as
man and wife nt Buffalo, S. Y.
The iHibson were married iti Ottawa
October .'in, 1010, and separated (Sep
tember I, 1:117.
Alleges Cruelty.
Mrs. Marie Meat In;, another La
Salle woman, says Frank drove her
from home and threatened to kill her,
while he was tring to get. their chil
dren away from her and because nf
his conduct she was forced to leave
him.
They have two children, ageil il and
o years, and the mother asks llielr
custody, claiming the husband lo he
an unlit person to have Iheir care.
j The Meatbes were married July
j 1,1, l!M2. and separated In February
i of this year.
J. P. CATLIN HEADS
GRAND RIDGE BANK!llis',n;!llli'- "ml :''"''H" uuinitiuiH
and other industrial plants while lie
(in December 1th, James P.
was elected president of Hit
Ciitliu 1
ll'st
National Hank of tlrand Ridge, sue
ding Ihe laic Thus. D. Cnlliii,
Charles Turner was elected cashier,
succeeding Mr. Cailln In this position
and ticorge I.. Dearth was
elected!
assistant cashier, succeeding Mr. Tur
ner. Al Ihe same lime Frank K. Hook
was elected mi director to 1111 ihe 'a
cniicy on the board caused 'a lite
deoth of Thus. I). Cntlin.
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Subscribe tor the Free Trader Journal.
forrwuHe.
Truru, Nova Scotia, Dec. 6.The Northwest
ern portion of Halifax is on fire, forty or fifty per
sons are reported killed, many persons are in juretl
land hundreds of build
FOOTBALL SQUAD IS
BANQUETED: STABS
ARE Gil LETTERS
ANNUAL "EATS" ARE PARTAKEN
.OF AT ENJOYABLE EVENT IN
O. H. S. CAFETERIA "OLD TIM
ERS" RECOUNT THEIR EXPER
IENCES. Ibe annual football baimiift for thr
Ottawa high school team was held
last ewning at the new building in
Kast Ottawa. There wire forty-five
people present at the affair. A speti
did five-course tyrkoy dinner was
served by Miss Clcgy and the girls
'rom tho domestic science dciiartiueut.
After the dinner wun over, and
-very one present hi tho best of spir
its, speeches were) made by iAjrenzo
Lelatid, Al. K. Schoch and Lester
Strawn, all of whom delt more or less
In telling about tho oldetylo of ath
'etics which were indulmd in in the
illeys after. school. wa out. and. which
urntstieu some very fast snort foi
miwi wiin? -Willi one 01 tbo men
J participating had ulilnfjiwl tJio upper
1 nam.
i ''rof' K,llKHi;1". bo adod in Hip
japin uj 01 loastuiaster, then callee
upon the following to make a few re
marks, uli of whom responded mos'
iheerfully! Lieut. Yeutzor, Freeman
Bradford, Floyd Hoxscy and all the
senior members of the football squad
Coach Illggs then presented tho mer
with their "O's". Their aro .seven
men Oil the team who will irrmlunto
Mils year, but according lo the team
,hitl '"-' coach has outlined for thr
,u'xl 'lar tlltrP i foundation for
tho saying that tlie local IiIrIi schoo'
will not have a winning squtul in 1918
The letters awarded were dividec1
tmoiig the different classes as fol
lows: Seniors, 7; Juniors, :; Sopho
mores, 1.
The mrii receiving letters were
Earl Hnarr, Howard Hradshavv. Fran I'
Uibhs, Dale Ksmond Harold Wood
ward, dale Cupping, Kluier Hitte".
Oleim Maker, Morril Palmer, Milton
Formbaly, Floyd Hoxsey, Pcrclva'
Uelrosc, Karlc Iteese, and f'harlei
Klclher.
Following the presentation of the
letters the members of the football
sound elected (Jlonn Haker as cap
tain for the next season,
U. S. CONGRESS VOTES
TOMORROW ON WAR
WITH AUSTRIA HUNGARY
Washington, jicc. ;. -Immediately
upon the convening of tlm House thi:
afternoon Chairman Flood of the
House committee on foreign affair:-,
presented the report of his commit
tee's rerolution for war against Aug
trifi-Hungary.
I'natiliiioii.i consent, whs granted
for consideration .of the resolution a'
noon tomorrow,
Tin- reports which tlm rouiuilttee
authorized Chairman Flood to draught
recites the outrages which Austria
Hungary has commuted against tlm
i'nited States, while tlie government
of the dual monarchies ims professed
to he at pence with this Rov eminent.
The idols of Ambassador tluuiba tn
HS f,i" "'"basstidur to this country
ieiiniNieii.
aenaic branch favors War,
Washington, Dee, tj-Thi- Senate
j foreign relations eoj11111ill.ee this after-
tioou voled tiiianhinnisly to report, a
...... ..I., I 1 . .
uei i.nniK a Mine 01 war 10
c,isi, oenveen tne t'nitcil Males and
Austria-Hungary. The resolution dif-
! fered in some respects Irom that al-
1 ready before the House.
Hydraulic Powr.
1 he nse or hjdruulli? pirn'or in Spain
or ,u,iU "mJ 0,btr ,,UKlm'83 PIawa ls
rapidly Iwrcosinj.
1HEWH
ings are completely des
troyed or damaged by
the explosion of a munition ship,
which was rammed in the Halifax
harbor today. All telegraph and cabl
wires are down and reports are
meagre.
Doctors, nurses and fire BsMing
equipment are being rushed to Hali
fax from every town within a rudius
of eirhty miles.
Altuo conflicting "reports have I ecu
eeeived, the fact has been establish
ed that the explosion resulted when
an American amunltion steamer which
was leaving port for overseas, wen
rammed amidships by an incomlnur
steame;. ; .
In the terrific explosion which fol
lowed both ships sanks with their
dead or dying crews.
Tlie force of the concussion dam
aged the offices of the telegraph uud
cable companies to such an extent
that, nil wire communications were
cut oh".
Buildings within a radius of two or
three miles were damaged..
Practically every warehouse and
other nlmllar structure along the Hal
ifax waterfront were also damaged.
The roof of the Halifax railroad sta
tion was blown off and buildings over
a milo away in the vicinity of tho
Queen's Hotel, were damaeed. Little
effort is being made to obtain an tx
tct account of the casoaltlat, at all
attention iti now being given U res
cue work.
Flames Sweeping City.
New York, Dec. 6. Flames are still
weeping Halifax, according to pri
vate advices received here this a'ter
noon from St. John's. The message
Ttived here at 2:45 and said:
"The loss of life Is large. P!rren
have been unable to check the Are
"ollowing the explosion"
According to other advtces reee'vil
here this afternoon the explos'cn was
-ausod by a BrltUh cruiser crash'ng
'nto the munition ship. Both ships
were blown into atoms.
Death Tell Heavy.
Moctom, New Brunswick, Dec. 6.
Tlie death toll iti today's disaster at
Halifax. Nova Scotia, will reach four
hundred, according to unconfirmed sd
"ices received here this afternoon.
The same advlco reported that more
'han a thousand persons were injured
"tid that the property loss will run
nto the millions.
TWO RAIDERS ARE
BROUGHT DOWN IN
FLIGHT OVER LONDON
London Dec. C A fleet of ner
planes raided the southeastern ennct
ind London today There we be
tween twenty and thirty machines in
hv attacking squadron, but. on'y flv
or six of them succeeded In flMn,:
!he'r way Vast the baraee fire fre-.i
hlfh-nngle cutis atid British a'r jn
'i'els to this city,
Two of the German aeroplanes w"
shot. down.
An official statement th's a't"rn'fi'
?nld "that bombs were dropped r".
Jent, Essex."
Tlie. machines which ppn'raed the
London defences dropped bombs upon
this city, but the damage to P'Oeerfy
and the casualties are believed to be
"rdit. .
The German machines traveled In
fwo groups. The tirst was sighted a
Vent, shortly before 2 o'clock this
morning, but it was about C o'clock
before the safety signal was given.
In its ollicfal announcement Viscount
French suid Hint there were three
airuicu in each of the German ma
eh'ties shot down.
British Retaliate.
London, Dec C Three German
aeroplanes were destroyed and Ger
man .military positions in Belgium
were Irndly damaged by a British sir
s'luadroti Tuesday night. Bombs were
thrown on a train Just leaving the
Fmbel tsatlon.
All the British Machines returned
homo safely. '
Appropriate Howl..
A homeless dog utrnyed Into a Pltti
field (Mass.) theater and started t-
bowl Just ns the movie fllua read: "Let
tho dog of war hont"

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