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OTTAWA JOURNAL
Established 1M0.
THE WEATHKt
Unsettled tonight and
Vlday, prooably light
'ain. Colder Friday.
VOLUME il.-NO.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. Ill UiSDAYj DUCLMUEK iit), 1917.
PK1CIS, TWO CEHTS
TR, A. .DELI-JOURN A.L
FA
mm (ai p (ni oi ira IP
p i P la 11 UJJ Lru la ll
mam cavo sun
HflUH BEED HATiCJ
CLERGYKIEtt SIGH PROTEST AGAINST
SOLDIERS BENEFIT ATHLETIC SHOW
ACCUSE PROMOTERS OF
USING FIGHTING MEN
AS SUBTERFUGE
WILL BLOCK P L A N
NINE LOCAL MINISTERS SIGN
COMMUNICATION PROTESTING
AGAINST NEW YEAR'S AFTER
NOON EXHIBITION IN OTTAWA.
The New Year's afternoon athletic
Unetit for oiinu lighUng ,.. ill Mi,liMi rilil " "'" Nl
ml be permitted lr the opposition Uur"H ,,ny u,h,l',l,' l'xl,i,'itiou
Miartl in u r.l(.i..uui atiun from nine ;"'vHy l,,l,",,,r- ils " sol,li' rs'
lo.el ckrmnen to (lie IT, o Trader- ,"' "M,"y ,M'n; f,'"iL T" i,nMoh
Journal Is Imeded by state and conn- Mnyo1' K' K 1:
ly oflhialdoin. i M- Ia vIm - ordered the "lid" el;miied
A iliileinmt idling for, tu..jr . I llmv" Khl "s il u'sl1" r"',lur
Position to law viohtior. .mn J0 1 Hans for the euutest have been abut.-
tho Infraction oecns.oncd ,y wo-i?.'.''1,
thi..i ir in,!,. 1 1, i it . I 1 ieryiiieii who became interested
to liel,, (ho loci buvH in their! , , ,.US( ,,,,, in.HSHrt, ,Q b(..,r
nations srrvlro. accuses Hie promote In Iheir denouncements of the "til
ers of Hi,, exhibition with lining the j leriainnieut" nml let it be Known tfca
w till !..- a.. .... ..... .
ii.i mi eiiieiii;,'j weil.
rovival of the Untie
tifJV
aiiio
Mncra of ilm
protest 'n tho order in which tln.y af-! alternative-ami that was to order
llxcd their Hignatures to the doun-1 the exhibition tailed olT without fur
uicni rro Carl Stiickinau, (Joorge V. j fln-r ado.
Forrar. John I' Quinu, L. K. I lark-1 lu speaking of his ntt'tiide In Ihe
fit, 0. J. MMc;. C. flu ssman, II. 'matter Mayor Bradford staled while
I'. Kberl. I. ICvan and .!,,!
i tirkx
i.. ii. .... .
iu mcir iisr oi cn iryeH tan signer .
Ktuto tut. rvtleiitloii of Ihe atHiioriiieKt
Will he (Oiled to tho iitteiiint in vi
vlve piVj Hauling hi Ottawa and a
demand will bo made that the law
uualusl. pugilistic encounters , j.
voked !o siot the rforuianee.
conimuiileatioi) says:
Tlie,
To tile Cliiy.eim of Ottawa:
l''or lo weeks or more tin-re
l"'en openly adverthed the intenilon
of u certain ji;roiip of individuals In
conduct on Sew Year's Day a prize
lisibt. e ill..,l a biixiiu exhibit ion. fur
tli In 'in-lit of ( ompany ('. In tin
hope iliat the proper official:', sworn
to law cur,ireeiiii iit, would take such
nctlini an is nee?1 vary to preenl mj
op-n ami llajirant a vioialion of
law. c li.iM- within-Ill our coniinenl
ami iictiiui, hut. in tile abfieiiee of
eiicnee of tin- iulenljoil of nil one
elsn to nii) ,- u he mailer. e, as
Iho-te who neck lo lad public opin
ion in ihe observance of law in, I
onlei, now fei compel!, , to ;-cl.
W'e.lliirei'ore, de-dre lo publcl
Mate thai then, will ) lib , will,
the proper authority Ilm complaint
required by law avain:l the promo
tern nml Ihe principal!.! concerned In
tho prouof;cd exhibition, and will
make ev ry effort wiihiii our pow
er lo prevent the cany mil; oui of
this exhibition and Ilm consentient
r'!'slblialinietil of the Iioxihk fanie
In llibrclty.
We desire to make this further
HiatMineni of our reasons for so do
In)?: F'rst, there Is no piislmn
here involved of Ihe Kood or evil
rfTeelH of Mich exhibitions. We
have no desire lo enter Into a dis
rusKloti of their brutality, or of any
other ph. .. ,.( that ipnsti'iii. The
only ijueslluii Involved is wltelher
;if h eotninunlly wo Khali by elositm
our eyes to It permit Ihe open and
flagrant violation or Ihe laws or
the eoiuinoiiwenili. (The slalule Is
appended.) Second, we ci'iino1 help
feeling that an alletnpt' has hem
made by a clever move to obseeure
Ibis Issue In the minds of the pub
lic by br'iHK forward the plan
a:i n benelll. for Company V. at Ibis
purllctibir I line, nml by publishing
a list of coinmltteeH of prominent
men who tire Implied to be luieK
Ing II. We are lu a position lo pos
itively slule I lint nl. Iciifil I wo liuch
names wore ui-cd without, any
nuthorlly and that up to Wednea
day. Ieeetuber 1'J, two days arior
UUbllcilion. these men had liol
cveu beeu Informed of hucu use of
tliulr utwuoH. The Hinne imiy be as
sumed to he true of others. We
furluor fuel that the real lnlcre.t
of tlioHO proiuoting the plan is to
Hen !f the game can be re-established
licrc without opposition.
Wo hold ourselves ceeoml to nono
iu lulercst In and reullnosH to do
for tho boy of Company C, and If
there l nujihlus they need let n
(Conllouca oa Pago 3.)
LID WED DDI
IA1EI W
BY LOCAL OFFICIALS
MINISTERIAL CLAIMS BEAR
FRUIT WHEN FORMAL PROiEST
.AGAINST NEW YEAR'S EXHI
TION IS PRESENTED AUTHOR
ITIES.
J I
re lor a i If the heal authorities did not act
In Ihialtbcy would eall noon tile governor
, to force the Issue lo a successful ml
eoilliniiiii, -itlon ol uiiiiiitliiii. The result left onlv one
furmunro at tlm (Jayoty, he promised
nr
Interference w it It 1 lie promotion
of the venture unless there was uh-
sition from any source, to the show
"Mien the preaeln-rs' committee I
caiiie to me and riled their proletts
there was nolh'ng I could do but en-
force the law." he said.
I hhcriff Davis was of the sain,
OPUI- ;
Ion. Iloth ollleials were Inclined to j
lie liberal lu the case, as long as the
'Ibinv was planned as a soldiers' ben-i
elll. and all the moneys derived j
from that source were lo be turned 1
over to tile city s liglitMin men in all
branches of the service.
Sheriff Davis said:
' I personally do not have any ob-
Jeciions lo these athletic exhibitions, i
MuL there 's only one thin,'; I can do
when an objection to t hem Is raised I
as forcibly as this one brought lo tny!tn will be the r,wl lor
attention Ibis morning. I. by virtue j dinner this year.
of my oflico. will liave lo sec thai Ilm
law is no! violaieil in Ill's regard and
will issue orders to my men lo see
llml there are im infricllous allowed.
Ala v or liradford issued his orders
aflcr i omulial ion wilb men pnuiiin
ently idenlil'ied with the iiropotiiion
sol'dy thru the benevolence of il. and
it was agreed Unit ir Ihe exhibition
was to be a prize li;;bl il could be
rated in no other way thin a law vio
ialion. They withdrew from the prop
os'lion and recommend Unit the
'mayor and sheriff perform Iheir duly.
0TTAWANS PROMOTE
PERFECTION TIRE CO.
H. II. Itoyd and .losepb (lualiino. of
''li'eago, will leave tonight for l'orl
Madison, Iowa, al'ler spending a few
(Iivh in Ottawa In the Interests of
I the Perfection Automobile Tire Co.
I The Perfect Tire Company is
.large automobile tire concern, whose
! products have been on the market
! for two years. The company has two
i factories iu operation, one at. Fort i
Madlnon, Iowa, and llu; other at Wa-j
bi'sh, Ind.
A company oflice will be opened In j
Ottawa .la n mil' 1st, either in tin
Central Ufa building or in Ihe Ol-j
lawn I inn king & Trust. ( o. building.
FORMER RESIDENT
DIES IN STREAT0R
Mrs. Isudore F.ugle, a former Otta
wa resident, died Huddenly mat night
nt. her hoine lu Streator. Mrs. Kugle
moved from this c'ty about forty
veurs ago.
Her husband proceeded her lu denih
six years ago.
Five children uro left to mourn her
loss F.llzabeth and Isadore. of Strea
tor; Muytno and Dennis, of Lou
Angeles, nml l.ouls, of Mollne.
" " .5 lo 10 cunts u pound and candies
R?membr the Ooldun Rule. ,huvo raised In proportion to tho In
remember lo do nnlo men what yeu crease In the cost of raw candy ma
would, hare tlmin do unto yo i. t?rlals.
E
TD PA? BIG PRICES
FOR XMAS EDIBLES
food COST WILL
BRING
PRICE
CENT.
OF DINNER
UP 25 PER
OVER WHAT IT WAS IN 1916
CHRISTMAS FALLS ON MEAT
LESS DAV.
j
I There has been a slight decrease In
the cost of turkey during Hi" last
j three days, which will make the menu
I for the lit 1 7 Cbrlslnms, falling on
meatless Tuesday.
easier for Hie OI -
lawn housewives
Nolwillislanding ,
this reduction, it
is likely that chick-
ie Clirisl mas
Turkey will U
Im.uiihI or higher
about UN cents a
this veal', wh"ii
fully dressed. The housewife wlio j
bils her lurk,- alive or New York
dressed must consider Hie deprecin-!
Hon in the turkey when il is icady
for cooking. j
There will lie al.oul a Iweiilv-live i
pi-r cent, added to Ihe cost of Christ-.
mas dinners Ibis year iu spite of
Hoover and his "food administration
being on the trail or the provision
sharks.
Canned Roods are about. Ihe only
kind of food on the market that is
not. telling for more this year, than
at this time in I'Jl'i.
Syrups of all kinds are about.
per cent, higher at. this time than
hud year, and some brands ol s.wmiih
are On per cent, higher.
Kggs are selling ut .M) ecnts a dom
for fresh eggs and 1.", cents a dozen
for packed eggs, u raise of cents on
the dozen over last year's price.
Conn try butter Is selling for IS
cents pound and creamery butler i
cents u pound, a, raise of lu cents
on th't pound over llu- liiin price.
Kettle retidered lard is selling for
IS cents, which is an Increase of HO
per rent,, on last year's price.
I'.read Is higher this year. The
loaves are smaller and Ihe prices are
higher, but bread has dropped iu price
in ChleatJo and Ottawa housewives
are hoping that tho Ollawa broad will
do the same.
Flour Is Belling for $:i.2.1 a, l!i-pouml
suck, which is an increase of 75 cents
on oath IU pounds.
.SitKiir Is selling at tvu cents a
pound, which shown a decline in the
sui;ur mtirket In the lust few weeks.
Meats have raised on an average of
.t) per ceni. niirniK mo msi jnu,
Somo kinds or meat have not raised
this much, wlill'' others have raised
tnoro. 'bringing tho average to 2.") per
cent.
. All kinds of nuts have raised from
Oil HOUSEWIFE DUCT MEDICAL CRACKSMEN OBTAIN
THEY WANT PEACE AND KNOW HOW
' K i I
Rogeri In New York Heraid.
DISTRICT
BOARD IS NAME Di$41 .000 FROM BANK
PHYSICIANS AND DOCTORS ARE,
CHOSEN TO SERVE ON RE-EXAMINATION
BODY DR. PETTIT
IS CHIEF r BOARD OTTAWA
' SEAT OF DISTRICT.
.vnuuiini enieni was made today at
Springfield of lie- men who will co:i
slilule the medical reexamiiuil'vui
board of District No. s, of which Ol-
tawa is Hie scat. Dr. J. Pet tit, of;
Ottawa, has In en constituted Ihe
medical chief of Ihe dislrlcl, which ih
n.,.,, ,, ,,r I... S:, II,. :nui I .iii-.-M-i
counties
The following plivHiciaus and deiiL
isls bav,- bee.i chosen lo serve on
Hi's
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
re exaniinal ion board:
T. W. I'.urrows, Ottawa.
W. II. .1 unieson. Ollawa
I'i'etl ( , Tayl'ir. Peru.
A. C. Purccll Streator.
.1. II. Fraiiiiin. Siuin;;
Dr.
Vail,
Dr.
Dr.
Dr.
I-. ,1. Jnilleii, St real or.
Waller W. (Ireavcs, Da Salle.
11. K DaDue. Ollawa.
Harry C. Hill, Sliealor.
I.. VI .birdin. Ollawa.
P. .1. Wemlel. Oltavva.
N. A. (i'ilbrie, Ollawa.
Questionnaires Held Up.
Dr.
Dr.
The
mailing of the ipiest .lotimnrcH
has been 1 1 -1 , t up by tlic local cxcnip
tion board for several days until the
sui'id, iiienis arrive In Ottawa. As
soon as the supplements, arrive Hie
forms will be mailed nut to the reg
istered men in the usual quota each
day.
The s'xleen new filing cases and
the covers for the records of the re,
Isl' icd men have arrived. These cov
ers contain all the papers for a com
plete record or each legist ercd man.
livery man's record is filed in an in
dividual cover, lu this way the board
will be able to have facts about each
registered man at their disposal ut a
minute's notice,
MASONIC XMAS PARTY
TAKES PLACE FRIDAY
The Chri.ilmas piuiy given each
jcar by Ihe Masons under the aus
pices of the White Shrine of Jeru
salem, will be held ul. Ihe Masonic
teinide tomorrow, Friday, December
21. A prognim will be given at. t
o'clock, to which the Masons and
their families are invited.
Used First Sewing Machine.
The first womnu iu Ainerieu to use a
sewing machine died flt Witisted. lu
Connecticut, at Ihe use of clghty-slx.
She was Miss Elizabeth Kllbourn, who
lu I he liftlej' was u toucher In b pri
vate school nt New Hartford, When
Kiln Howe was experimenting Willi
his Invention, he tiskcd her to help
him, ami so lo her fell Ihe honor of
beln;, the Drut lo use thc tic' nuivhl'v.
TO GET IT
f
TUNNEL WAY INTO VAULT AND j
BURN OUT STEEL CAflNG WITH !
ACETYLENE TORCH MAKE'
GETAWAY WITHOUT DETEC- j
TION. !
Summit. III., Hoc. :'0.-- Cracksmen j
early lodey tunnelled through thei
wall of the vault of tho Summit Stale i
bank and escaped with $41.01)0. Thei
.nonry was contained in two Huil
uses, one holding IIJu.OUO and tlm i
other IS.i.mm).
The robbers overlooked a hag con-:
alniug
.tndcriK
iflin.min which
'.''l a tier of
was concealed !
safety deposit I
boxe.i.
(iainiiig entrance lo Hie bank by
;jrviii;: open the rear window Hie rob
'jers used a sehlge hammer and a
'icavy crowbar lo break through Hi?
brick wall of Hie vault ami then burn
", the inner steel casinv; wilb all
acetylene torcli. In the north wall of
:hc vault they haltered u hole lurg,
enough for one of ibeui to eruwl
hrou;;h. The wall is a foot thick.
The robbery was discovered at H
Vclock when the bank was opened.!
'o one saw the robbers enter or leave )
'.be bank.
Henry C. Kilgour, president or the,
bank said, the bandits obtained not!
'ess than :f:!0,unu and perhaps as high
is fll.nuu. ilm majority or which was
iie pay of la.nun employes of tho
rgo factory of the Corn Products He
lining company.
Since April 27. I!H7 bank robbers
bave cleaned up about $i:'.!),iuo In
CiuiiiRo and suburbs.
Get $3,500 at Memphis,
Memphis. Tenn., Hec. 20. Yeggiuen
blew the vault of Jn; Calloway
Kberhart Coal company, in Hie heart,
of the business district early today,
and escaped with $U,fi00.
VICTIM OF ELECTRIC
FLASH PASSES AWAY
IN RYBURN HOSPITAL
Frank Yoeinans' aged .", tile Mar
seilles electrician who was so badly
burned last Sunday bv an electric
Hash from the sw ilchbourd ut the'
Northern Illinois Light. &. Traction I
Co. power hni, died last night at 12 1
o'clock at Hyburn hospital lu this;
city. j
Mr. voemuus was removed to the
hospital here as x.oon us tho uccUleut
occurred und it was thought ut Ural
lie might recover.
The deceased is survived by his
wife und six children.
AT SUMMIT. ILLINOIS
London,, Dec. 20. Premier Lloyd George to
day told the British nation that Germany's sub
marine war has failed. The premier delivered a
t -j, speech on the war situa-
LIEUT- PETTIT SAVSconns'Tn w5 he
stated that the margin of shipping
UC ftI HOT 11 I M I r, ,0(!es is Blowing less and less.
U lllUul f I l If Thc inkin9 of submarines is on the
I Increase while the output of tho
IT TAKES TEN MS
OTTAWA DOCTOR "SOMEWHERE
IN FRANCE" PREDICTS FALL
OF AMERICAN PRINCIPALS IF
GERMANY IS NOT DEFEATED.
Italian reverses and Kussia's evi
dence or -yellow are dwelt upon ir
pessimistic terms while ferveu
American threats are made by Ir
Uos.ve!l Pettit. who says In his lat
est letter home from "somewhere
over there." "Weil lick 'em if it tnV-F
ten years." and "Wo must beat them
and if we don't "but Ihe letter
speaks for Itself:
November 2u, 1917.
Dear Father:
' I have not. received a letter from
you for sometime, but uiother'b
letter of October 22nd reached mo
ycfterday.
Since- writlug you last, things
have, beeu very fniVH with nif
hnvo had practically nothing to do
a. little drill, a little sanitary in
spection, and a few sick lo see
every day. and Hie rel of the time
1 0 walking and rid In?, or exer
cise my French on the Inhabitants.
My French is fierce. I know, but It
Is the only way to learn, and f pick
UP a little every day.
For a few days la si week I
thought I was elected to go lo Italy,
but was left behind, and the lirsl
of this week was transferred to an
other unit. I do not know when we
lire to go back lo the line, but not
for a couple of weeks, 1 understand.
In Ilm meantime I am hoping to gel
to Par's for a few d-ivs -if pormblc
for Tuankstdving. I ,o not believe
I will get turkey, though. Things
are awfully high here - 10c n piece
for oxgs, ami other things iu pro
portion; but Ilm army is well fed;
plenty of meal, vegetables, sugar.
eolTeo and I'll, ami on the wbob
well cooked.
Mother 'inked me what Ihe boy 3
o or
mas
on tli
socks
here
I ai
e W I
are
wanted most . for Chrh.t
i sure I cannot say, bill
ol" think heavy voob"i
the most needed. Tell
her lo send me n couple of pairs
lieimtime. think the boots you
nt-nl will be a very suitable present
for mo. They came last week and
are ,'ust, what I wanted
With Italy gone to smash." we all
feel pretty dubious here tll.11.1Ut. an,
early ending of the war. I would
not be surprised to see il drag on
three yours or more, especially if
Uussiii declares a scparjle peace,
which she will most certainly do.
We are all of us In for a rough
time, but. Just remember that we
are gelling it rougher than any of
you at home and I am not nt. all
dow ii hearted, and il' I am not, you
at home should not be. Weil lick
'em if 11 takes ten jears! That is
what I told a Herman officer pris
oner, nml lie said. "Ihe Uernriua
can't win, bill on the other baud
you cnn'1 beat u;,. either." We
Ml'ST meat them, and if we don't -well,
nil our Ideas of right ami
w rong, ami ju, Hee, ami morn Illy,
and everything else are gone, l la
a war of principle, the hiiiiic us Ihe
Itebiilloii. and II must be fought
out. it Is a nasty Job, but must be
done, and personally I would rath
er be here than at home Irving
to
explain why I am not here,
come out all right, so don't
I will
w orry.
Love to all.
Your son.
ItOSWLLL.
Spends Five Oays in Paris.
November 110, 1017.
Dear Fa i bur;
I inn lu Paris on the days' leave
which ends today ami I go back to
1 1 io Flanders' mud uftcr a delight
ful holiday. am sending you a
package which I hope will reach
you ut Christmas time, 1 will write
blilphulldinc yards Is growlns larger
I'll the time.
"There has been a big development
in Ihe food situation," said Mr.
George.
"British tonnage decreased twenty
per cent during tho past year, but
despite this the imports for 1917 will
show an increase of six per cent, over
those of PJ1C." the statement declar
ed. Touching upon America's entry in
to tho war tho speaker paid that this
event and the establishment or an al
lied council of war "would loom big
In the future."
Austria Makes Dire Threat.
The Hague. Dec. 20. That Austria
will demand pcuco with annexations
ind with indemnities If tbo allies ro
'oct the peace offers by the Contral
lowers, was indicated In a speech do
ivered lu tho Austrian parliament by
ho foreign miuister. He said ihat tho
ienlral powers are ready to enter In
to peace negotiation!) and f.rrecaated
i formal penco offer from Vienna and
Berlin,
Scott Escape .Qwmarine,.wi v
An' "Atlantic Port. Ice. 20.-Tho Anv
jrlcan liner which arrived here today
vlth Major Genoral Hugh Scott, as
mo of its ninety eight passengers, on
Taped a Genuan submarine In hattlo
iff tho Iiiah coast,' December 12. Tho
merhin gunners II red several shots
u tho U-boat, which inado lis escape,
uivvever, by submerging without at
cnipling to atlack tho liner.
The War In Summary.
Itussias turbulent domestic affairs
Mid the uncertainly of their outcome
vas si ill ihe first in I ho world's at
cntion today.
Civil war in Hie new republic h up
wotil ly spreading und i pps have
been taken by tlm ISolabevlkt govern
nenl. at Petrogrnd lo defend the city
'ti ease of slego.
No news of Dm progress of tho
nace negotiations between the Hoi
slieviki and the Heriiiaii delegates has
been received fur nearly twenty four
boms and their ;i every Indication
ii.il Hermnny .i irying to hasten them
through with a rtiah.
Nothing decisive has occured on
the western from and iu Italy there
bus been no developments of great
importance, although heavy lighting
bas occured in u snow storm In which
'he Auslro-iiernians made a gain on
'lie Assieiro plateau und captured
ib, in I 2.0UO prlsouera.
Greek Army Fighting.
Paris. D,e. 'ju.-Hreck troops are
now lighting with the allies in Mace
Ionia. French and Prilisli officers have
Tverbauled Hie air corps of the Creek
trie ami advices received today said
'hat (ireek aviators ure seeing con
stant service. Some of them have
aken part in raids over Constantino
ple and the Dardanelles defenses.
OPEN BRANCH LIBRARY
AT FEDERAL PLATE
The book., for the branch library at
Hie Federal Plate gianij works arc
being moved from Keddlck'a library
today and will be ready for distribu
tion in a lew days.
Two rooms of n house In Hie Fed
eijl Plate addition were I'ccured for
this purpose. These rootus have been
extensively r 'modeled and redecor
ated and will tiuike an Ideal place
for a branch library.
Vestry to Meet,
There will be a inoctliig of the Ves
try of Christ Kplscopul church Friday
.afternoon. December 21st, at i o'clock
In the olllco of J. Vv llHtiifen.
Immediately of uiy wonderful trip
lo Paris.
Merry Christum and Happy
New Your to nil of you, and per
haps you can think of mo Iu the
tretieboH at that time.
Thine? are going nicely with mo.
rtOSWELL.

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