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TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1918.
PACE POOR OTTAWA HI ICR TU AnKlt-.TOlT.N AT,. THE FREE TRADER-JOURNAL 123 West Main Street FREE TRADER -JOURNAL PTG. CO, Publishers. WILSON PLEDGES U.S TERMS: one year In advance, Daily, rlrr Dully, per week, by carrier . Dally, one ytar In advance, ly Weekly, one year in advance iy car .... fc'"1 1" mail.. 3i AID 10 RUSSIA !N E I PRESENT CRISIS COMMUTE TERMS OF CONVICTED SLAYER Suriiuticld. Mat-. I fit! II'.IIKH:. in, n lias (if illipi i-ontlleltt .1 i Another south li.ul his sentence luf :;)', I der i one in 1 1 1 . il to Hurl) yeais. He i.-, t'lanK Cl.illt, v.lln was sent rlicifl ti Cluster i (iiiH'iu iwrv for lift- by Ktlhuhaiii riii.nt.v Cirtun Court Entered as second class uialtcr Nov. 20, 1916, at the pofttoffieo at Ottawa, 111., under the Act of March 3, 1S:0. PRESIDENT SENDS NOTE TO THE I eft V I'll I eU e REPUDIATION Ms m. . .M.inh. I'"'il. (aivi'iniir auk I.n.vilcn has commuted the seiii, to thirty voars. ( Irani lias aln the the in (. lice adv n ,1 ! OUR PART IN FEEDING THE NATION i L- 'i GARDENERS A CALL FOR MORE FOOD IN 1918 j ! s , ! If he dies oiiiiK. he led too fast life. If lie lives to a ripe living beyond his lime. ild ago, he U From Judge. HEAD STUFFED FROM , CATARRH OR A COLD ii his term ami TLe Free Trader-Journal may be found at the news depots of Wheeler fc Malo, Kneussl Bros., and Megaffin't Cigar Store. GOUGING ARMY OFFICERS A writer In the New 1'ork Times, Illustrating "the high cost of serving one's country," declares that our army "officers have been "gouged" in the pur chase of their equipment to the extent of J29.00O.O0O. The figures he gives seem undeni able proof of scandalous extortion. More than 100,000 officers have enter cd the service since we went to war. uud in accordance with the custom, have provided their equipment at their own expense. They have had to buy nearly everything from private dealers. As a result, the writer says, these officers have each paid, on an average, f 2SS.09 more than they would have had to pay if the government had furnished them the supplies at cost. As long as "they are forced to pa tronize private dealers, it goes with out saying that the dealers deserve to make a profit. But surely there is no excuse for such profits as are In dicated by a comparison of the gov ernment prices and private prices. For a cap which costs the government 73 cents the officer must pay the deal er $4.50. For a $2.50 hat the officer pays f 10. For an overcoat which the war department could sell him for $12.50 he must pay $40. A $2 suit of underwear costs him J5. Blankets and sleeping big which Cbst the gov ernment $18 cost him $40. And so it eoes. A few of the articles the officers, need can be bought direct from the commissary department which furn ishes equipment to privates. It is worth noting that in practically every can the private dealer's price for these articles !s the ame as the gov ernment price. The conclusion is in evitable that the higher prices charg ed for other things represeht for the most part pure extortion, made pos sible by the lack of government competition. The retailer in any par ticular case may not be making an extortionate profit, but somebody Is making it. The public naturally wants to know why there should be any profit at all. The officer's pay Is small enough, considering his heavy expenses. As , long as he has to buy his outfit, why can't the war department sell it, to him direct, at cost price? SOVIET URGING OF MADE-IN CERMANY NOW FORCED UPON THEM. r. yea rs parole. PEACE j The man and his j tltorge kroiimnan, ! Kiikpairnk in an all with a two by four piece of timber, u c i rdiug to the evidence. Ii brings out the tact all three were intoxicated a' the time, Giant plead guilty. Lin' lier-iu law. killed Shelby ev in Kfiitlgton -.dent inesSHU' AUTHOR OF "HOME FIRES" DIES IN RAID '(Mies of an Amen-: mion. Mar. 12.--Tiie I Mrs. l-ciia Guilbert Fold Iran uoetoss, and her son, about thirty !eirs old. were discovered today in ; i he wrei fcaae of a house destroyed the German air raid last week. iih! luuisp twele persons were i Mrs Ford formerly lived in ;N. Y. ! Horn in In ! killed. ; Kltnira,! She was author of "Keei the Fires Hunting." one of the most her popular of the Knglish war son; hid made her heme recntly with son. Walter, in the northwestern sec tion of London. Her mother. Mis. l!royr.. of Kltnira. was extrica'ed on Friday from the wreckage of the luuso. and taken to a hospital, serious ly injured. The Ford home and live adacent houses were wrecked by a bomb. 80LDIERS "POISONING" OUR The nation has been congratulating Itself on the virtual elimination from our army of the old-time "camp dis eases," such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera and smallpox. Never In his tory have armies been so free from these plagues as in the present war, and nowhere is the situation better than among our won troops, at home and abroad. The credit, for this tine showing Is given chiefly ,to the thorough system of vaccination or inoculation employed by the army medical department. And now comes a woman critic bearing the title of recording secre tary of the National Anti-vivisection society, alleging that this Inoculation is wicked and murderous, that through it the health of our new armies is be ing wrecked and great numbers of men are being killed. Most of the deaths In the camps, she declares, are directly due to the serums administered on the pretense of protecting them against typhoid, smallpox, etc. She accuses the army doctors of concealing the facts. In the Winter, she says, those deaths are wrongly attributed to pneumonia or .meningitis, in Summer to "heat pros tration.' She tells of one regiment "Inoculated six time in one day," and so overcome by the poison t hut the victims "fell like dead men to the floor us they were trying to get to their beds." Many of them subsequently died, she says. And she rises to heights of eloquent denunciation over the "thousands of deaths deliberately Inflicted on our soldiers and sailors." The military hospitals she describes ,'. as "disease factories." And why are all these deadly "pols- . ona" administered? Simply, hc charges, to enable a few manufac turers of vaccines and senium to make a lot of money. All this, of couise, Is the veriest rot, Dut it cannot be dismissed with a ges ture of contempt. Those who dis seminate such nonsense may actually believe it, through Inability to grasp the Immense benefits of modern medi cal resources. But sincerity la no ex cuse. Their ignorance becomes wick ed and criminal when it Is deliberate ly spread before the general public 1n the guise of truth, and .used to dis credit tho Invaluable work dnnn by Washington, Mai. Vi'-il.-nti cabled the iollouin yesterday 'o the congress of S-oiots, which alembics today at Moscow: "Way I not take advantage of the meeting cf the Congress of the Soviets to express the sincere sym pathy hi:h ttic people of the U n ite-i States feel for the Russian people at this moment when the German power has been thrust in to interrupt and turn back the whole struggle for freedom and substitute, .the wishes of Germany for the pur poses of the people of Russia? "Although the government of the United States is unhappily not now in a position to render the direct and effective aid it would wish to render, I beg to assure 'the people of Russia through the Congress that it will avail itself of every oppor tunity to secure the Russia once more complete sovereignty and in dependence in her own affairs and full retsoration to her great role in the life of Europe and the mod ern world. "The whole heart of the people of the United States is with the peo ple of Russia in the attempt to free themselves forever from autocratic government and become the mas ters of their own life. "WOODROW WILSON." Washington, Mat. 12. President Wilson's message to the Kussian So viet Congress, forwarded to Moscow and made public, last night, is regard ed in official citcles as the boldest and most far reaching move of the world war. It substantiates this government's policy as consistently outlined by the press and is declared to serve four specific purposes, iney are: 1 Support for the Bolshevik! ele ments in the Soviet Congress which are expected to oppose the ratifica tion of the German peace treaties signed at the behest ot Niekolai I,e nine encouragement for all political factions in Russia to rally around new leaders and continue the light for freedom of government and against 'iiitocracv. 2 Promise of recognition and co apeiatton from the 1'nited States lor the first organized political body in Russia which under takes to defy '.lermanr, restore order and establish t Democratic form of government, i Department indicated that tho Hol 3 Re-statement of war aims Vhich I sheviki organization was about even warns the co belligerents or the United iy divided. States that President Wilson will ad- l.enine was said t sli11 trtVor s"r' here steadfastly to t!.e policy of not;- rendering, Tor the time being at least, aggression of territory and the right; u ihe Genmuis. His argument was of self determination for p-'oples. the Russian Soviet, to which the President's message of sympathy and promise of support is directed, meets it Moscow today. Its chief purpose will he to deter mine whether the German peace yoke which has been thrust upon the na- t .-., "JS4 V I mm 1 4 1. i it df'-- - v 5Wfc- 7 i After a man has acquired a reputa tion for being lazy, bis conscience doesn't trouble him wIipii bis wile is doing washing for the neighbors. Says Cream Applied in Nostrils Opens Air Passages Kight Up. Some men achieve fame, some have it forced upon them and some are lucky and escape it entirely. The girl who wins the love of n truly good man makes n lucky hit and Is herself a lucky 'miss. Flirtation is keeping house. nature's lure toward It 1 1 -ir . f ' . .rt..J.O..m-I.U.M.. I IWII U' i IWl "WWW Worry Is a out. bad bedfellow. Hie it witb a . Instant, relief no waiting. Tonr flugg'i'd nnstrilrt open right up: tliB air passaifog of eur limd clear and yon can breathe freely. No moro hawking, inuf II i ii jr. I'.owinj;, liaJ.il,c. dryness. No stnigliiijf for breath at night; your told or catarrh disappears. (!ot small not tie or Eiy'a Cream Balm from your dniggist now. Apply a little of this fragrant, antiseptic, healing rrram in your nostrils. It pen etrates through every air passage of the lead. Boot hen thn inflamed or swollfa mucous membrane and relief comes ia stactly. Its just fine Don't utar stuffed-u a cold or nasty catarrh. Boys, Plus Enthusiasm and Labor, Turned This Rubbish Covered Lot Into a ! Profitable Vegetable Garden. ; ! Gardeners, fall in: t he possible to return to the Treasury j A call for more food from America's! the entire ainoiait appropriated or at i gardens, both the commercial and the : least the greater portion of it. home plots, is contanied in the Le-; j partment of Agriculture s agricultural ; REAL ESTATE -TRANSFERS. ( production program for H'l. recently j , i announced. This is what the program i Frank Filipek to Karl Domanski. lot says to tho gardeners: ! ti block 12. i'rk addition to Peru. $I3;'5. : Market gardens near large consuni- j Jakob Brejc to .Josef Gorisek, soutli j ins centers should re increased so as 1 12 feet, lot 3. north 29 feet lot S. Mar-j to meet as nearly as possible the ( tin's subdivision etc., La Salle. $1"25. needs or the community and in onlerj John alul parl ,is (0 Frank Mlakar to obviate ihe necessity of transport-! nortu )o( l)Ul,,k 2, Hindles' subdi- dealer or from us. Ouliil eenawtt tf Durham Duplex Domino Razor wiO whit Amcri. can Itorr baadl aafrty ward, atmnpiog oHaeh. Biant an Durham Pu plaa Blau, cackfti ia a o mmww ww naiaar KiK Ik Every reader of this paper may secure -t DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. Jersey CiTY.NJ.yi leeommendcd that requirements bo el . Ins such products from distant points. , ILLINOIS RULES : 11 is '"'i,ortant ,o do ,Uat is iK)s nrllTnll a iiorrODICI T ibl,, U) relievo the strain upon trans- DEUTCH AUSGESPIELT;;,, iAl.im. ' The planting or home gardens, es- . Springileld. Mar. 12. The state of pecially for family needs and for pre- Illinois is going to forget, so tar as it st,rvjng f00lis f0r future use. again, can, that such a thing as the German ; siu,u1l1 be emphasized 1 language exists. j The commerical produi tion of per-; Commissioner A. I'. Karly of the j,.laues generally should he increased state civil service commission has a10U, 110nual wherever it is reason- j t.eriuan language iai-V dear that transportation, and, iminated from the ,arkt,tiug facilities will be available ; commission's examination, exci-t . j ast var ,lle production of perish-1 where such knowledge is absolutely yles is estimated to have been T.O per' neces-sary. cent greater than normal. ."?otw ith-; Five positions a the I'niverstty tt t tiimling ihe large output, the mar-j Illinois and one in the department of ; ketins difficulties were relatively less; agriculture are affected. jthan in former years because of the, effective efforts of the people through: Looks on Love as Compliment. . join the country, assisted by Federal; A woman always feels hersei com- and state agencies, to conserve these j nlimented bv love, though it may be! products for future use by canning,; from a man incapable of winning hor preserving, pickling and drying. The. heart, or perhaps even her esteem. i Department again will actively assist! Miel Stevens, "Life of Madame de in the conservaton of perishables, as ' Stuel." ;it did last summer, and will be able; 'to render more effective assistance, , , With its largely increased staff. It will : turn by a combination of intrigue and ; cooperate with all state agencies, es ; tot ce 'shall he ratified. ; pecially the state agricultural col- : Definition is lacking as to the , leges, to -bring about the planting of, strengih of the factions for and .more war gar ;ens, to see that they are ; against tatitication of the tentative ! maintained throughout tn? season, and ; trtaties signed at Petrograd. I to insure the ptompt cisumptlon or received tt the aState ; preservation tor tuture use ot all per ishables produced in these gardens or otherwise. More effective assistance also will be rendered in the market ing of perishable products through the greatly extended daily market news service of the Bureau of Markets and the weekly reports of truck crop pro- iy the Bureau of vision etc, La Salle. $1725. Margaret Betbe et al to James K. King part of lot 3. all of lot 4. block 1, : Illinois Centrl ailroad t'o.'s addi tion. Mendota. $t,Yi0. Louis A. and Alvena K. Rex lo Geo. H. Truckenhrod, west Vs. northeast 4. 2'.i, 3. 2 lots ! to 17. 44 to 53, part lot s, Branch's addition, Meriden. $27,45,1. Adam Kliyla and wife to Theodore Bouslough. part northeast U. 2130. 1. $:!5.073.15. , Charles Schomas and wife to John 1! Porter' and wife, lot 4. block 3, Schomas 1st addition. Ottawa. $1. Fridolin Wolf to nana Iose, north i uoreast 4. east v2 southeast J4 northeast U, 7, 31, 1. $21,5oo. John Midgorden and wife to Oscar Thorsen, south 1j northeast 'i. north- northeast ti southeast i : 1 acre, send northwest .i . i it n t -. is ncn 4 iioi Liieaoc ,4. i, o-i. ... T...o,w"v, northwest 1. northeast. 1 C. S. Ayers to Miner E. Armstrong, north" 3t! feet, loM3, north 25feet, east S feet, south U. lot , block 31, State's addition, Ottawa $300. Last reports the tinny medical service. It may work harm to the health and morale of the at my by influencing ignorant soldiers. At. the very least, it brings doubt and worry to Ihe hearts of thousands or relatives at home. It should not he tolerated, any more than we tolerate any other propaganda tending to undermine our military efficiency. i bat such a course woutu gram u pei led in which Russia could recuperate ductien prepared the strength necessary to strike an '; Crop Fstanates. effective blow, for freedom. Trotsky, former minister or foreign affairs, is reported to have broken with l.enine and assumed control of the factions which light ratification , i f Hie German-made pcae. I Trotsky is said to hold that the ex listing agreements with the Teutonic government representatives were ex.- I I rt'ed by torce and that no law rccog ' nized as obligatory promises made under dures;. 1 tlliers. both as to price und quantity. 'o matter what the outcome of the Prices of farm machinery also, with other things, have risen. In, some re spects the farm-labor situation may not lie quite so difficult as last year, "It Sure Does the Work." Changeable weather and wet feet make March a dangerous month for coughs, cold, croup and whooping cough. Be prepared to get prompt re lief. Don't let a cold run into serious sickness. Mrs. W. II. Thornton, 3523, W. HUh St., Little Rock. Ark., writes: i "My little boy had a severe attack of j croup and I honestly believe he would have died if it had not been for Foley's Honey and Tar. Two doses relieved him. I would not be without it at any price." For sale by W, D. Duncan. Ml FARMERS BOUND TO WIN. The record of farmers made last : venr in the face of obstacles i. ground for confidence on their part that with; equal application and organization! they can overcome the difficulties this year, according to Secretary Houston.! Cnqueyt'onably there will be difficul ties to surmount difficulties in re spect to labor and in respect to for- Sure Way To Get Rid Of Dandruff StllgL lions Germany le between the Bolshevik i tac tile elements aligned against' will get the support ot uie I'nited States. - SvN "I (mm ) t ( T foil f , 1 a I jT I J mm -. I, l i n Wfi I U'' .4. ? ft i t' wk Vft although it will continue, to be espec ially acute in certain sections of the i country. The cantonments have been built and there will not he a renewal or urgent demands in many sections fee labor for such work. The draft reg ufu'.lons provide for the deferred clas sification of skilled farm labor. The i poi uiiiiiou in mo country huh in creased somewhat within the past year. The Secretary of War has asked Cmigres for power to furlough sol diers of the National Army for agri cultural service if necesary. There is one sure way that never fails to remove dandruff completely and that is to dissolve it. This destroys it en tirely. To do this, just get about four ounces of plain, ordinary liquid arvon; apply it at night when retiring; use enough to moisten the sqdp and rub it in cently with the finger tips. Bv morning, most if not all, of your Handruff will be gone, and three or four more applications will completely dis solve and entirely' destroy every single sign and trace of it, no matter how much dandruff vou may have. You will find, too, that all itching and digging of the scalp will stop instantly, and your hair will be fluffy, lustrous, glossy, silky and soft, and look and feci a hundred times better. You can get liquid arvon at any drug store. It is inexpensive, and four ounces is all you will need. This simple remedy has never been known to fait ASKS $6X00,000 TO BUY SEED. . ! The Secretary of Agriculture has 1 asked Congress for an appropriation iof $t;,t i "X I to enable the Department or Agriculture to buy and sell seed to farmers at cost at a reasonable price. i It is the purpose of the Department, if the sum suggested Is made avail able, to take immediate steps to se cure, test, and store at least a portion of the supplv of these seedb that will be needed for this season. The seed will he sold to farmers only for cash at a reasonable priie and it Is provided that the fund may be' used as a re volving fund until the Secretary of Agriculture, determines that the emer gency contemplated by the appropria tion no longer exists. Under the clr cumstances it is believed that it will SHOW CARDS - a. r,vruif13 aa FOR WEAK LUNBS er throat trouble nlt threaten to beeome jarnfiie. jin,, flc lu,n rftmnoun will bo fnunrt effenlv.. T) ,alirtlet ttm . ft IMT", 1 r"" f,nm harmful or hiblt lormm artis-i. 'ii them tuilay. SO cents box, includini war tax iX'Uumn l,Kti,rti,r), I'btlrxlrlpbld Scene from "The Warrior," at the Gayety Theater Tonight. Hand-painted ahow cards for window or counter display. They are neat and attractive, compel at tention, and Will Put Uie in Your Spring Sales Telephone or call and see me for Information and estimates. You will find the right kind of show cards are a wonderful help In selling merchan dise., .,,'-. JOHN MALCOLM SIGNS OF QUALITY, 'Phone 62-W 208 W. Madison 8L "3! n III THE THERMOPHORE RADIANT GAS HEATER It's a new thing and a good thing, which in opera tion reverses the old practice whereby much force was expended in warming the ceiling of the room first and the parts occupied last. The THERMO PHORS product is a succession of heat waves in vibration which like the waves of the sun convey their energy to the object in their path in other words it is an ample heat quantity transmitted to the lower part of the room where is is wanted. You don't have to huddle over it to get warm. The elements in the Ther mophore t- the cylinder like things you see in the picture whence its en ergy is distributed, quick Iy reach an intensity higher than that of a Bun- sen burner. No flame is Visible only a most at tractive glow. No odor either; all the gas is burn ed. There's not much gas needed. The machine is a very economical consurner, We sell the Thermophore illustrated on easy payments $4 with order, and $2 a month for six months $16 in all neces sary hose connections included. Demostrations at our Salesrooms Several sizes including one that fits a grate Public Service Company of Northern Illinois . " Seecl IPotattoes Seeds of all kinds are going to be very scarce and hard to get, including potato. Our advice is to buy now, while you can get them. We have a car of sand land Ohios, also car of genuine Red River Valley Early Ohios. WAR COOK BOOK We Have the Official Recipe Book , , ' , What to Eat and How to Cook it Published by the State Council of Defense of Illinois.. Compil ed for Patriotic Food Show held in Chicago, January 5 to 13, 1918. Several hundred recipes. Price, per copy 5c ORDER NOW WITH YOUR GROCERY ORDER etnas, GeipcrJhe Grocer OUR TELEPHHONE CALL IS DOUBLE TEN ' ' 18 LA 8ALLI STREET OTTAWA, ILLINOIS v r-