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CsUblitneJ 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL s Established 1880 FREE TRADE THE WEATHER Snow or ran tonight r Friday. Colder Friday with northerly winds. VOLUME S!.NO. 101. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. THURSDAY MAISC1I II, lttlS. I'll ICE, TWO CENTS. 1) uu R-JOURNAL op AM mm. o) SUSPECT YEG6MEN OF THEFTS OF ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES l" I nnn ornnr nnnnrn r r- VolveVs ao AMMUNITION USE PADDED BRIM SELECTED MEN BREAK WINDOW'S IN E. S. WOOL-i BERT STORE FORCE PADLOCK ON POWDER HOUSE DOOR; SECURE 50 POUNDS OF DYNA-, MITE FROM SAND COMPANY. ' Village and city officials of La Salle county arc being warned by repre sentatives of tho sheriff's office today to be- on the alert fu batik robbers. Com 'hired that, men who burglar ized the . Woolbcrt Sporting Goods Store on .Madison street of three revolvers and two boxes of am-: munition, and then broke into the Il linois Valley Sand Company's powder houso and made away with dynamite, ' fuse and caps, are jeggiuen in the' taking to prevent any safe blowings, tonight. , I'slug a padded brick as tlieiri only tneana lor rilling the VYjooibcrt ' w at ore, tin thieves smashed two plate glass windows in the front of the business plait. This morning the tbtfl was discovered and reported to the police. A few minutes Inter R, I Thorfon, president of the Illinois Val ley &uid Company, reported the. theft of sixty sticks of dynami:e together with a quantity of percussion caps, trout his powder house at the plant west of town. Associating the double crime with cither German plotters or safe blow ers, county olllchils are permitting no grass to grow under their feet while, they chase, down clews In a hope of apprehending the 'culprits. The olllcers are more inclined, how ever, to mistrust yeggnicn, since t lie recent. Serena robbery, than they are to place the blame uikjii pro-German ngitators. The Woolbcrt store was roubed (.ur-j,lg promptly nt nine o'clock and will ins the heavy storm of late last niuht. t,e given their girting instructions by Tho lightning and thunder gave the . tin; members of the board. They will thieves a good opportunity without t, placed in charge of Harry Meisel being hoitrd to smash the windows ( ()f Meiututu, and will ho In his charge with u padded brick, grab the wen-, Uvui ljiu; they 10iml tlu, ,,..in pons exhibited in the Trout, and niakejj,, Ottawa until Ihey report at Camp a get away with their loot. Dodge and are assigned to their cotn- Mr. Woolbcrt, who discovered his j loss this morning, states that about! $00 worth of goods were taken from ; Hie window.' One gun was a Smilh & Wesson automatic. The other two were V. S. makes. The Smith & W'es-1 son was a .IIS caliber and the others .;i2 size. The cartridges taken were of the right size to fit the guns. At. the sand company plant it was estimated between fifteen and tweniy-: tlv-o onuiwl of tho hiuh explosive ....... . l.-i.vn nnil ,. uw in 111.1 lie ! the dynamite usable also "disappeared at the same time. Rob La Saliean. Described as young men about :!." three highwaymen, this morning at U o'clock entered the Modes Clothing store in La Salle, backed the proprie tor Into a reur room at lhe point of guns and there divested him of his cash, watch and overcoat. The trio were believed to have disappeared in the direction of Ottawa. Authorities here have beep asked to aid In the search for them. The storekeeper thought lhe bandits customers until they drew guns and commanded him to hold up his humla and make no outcry. They bound and gagged him and before ho could effect his rcleie-e had plenty of time' in which to make their get-oway rrotn La Salle. WILSON HAS NARROW ESCAPE FROM INJURY Washington. March LL President Wilson hud u narrow escape from he lm 1-uii .lawn bv u moving vim this itrtenioon. Crushing ISth street, Jusl ahead of three secret service men, hej was moiueniaril.v caught iuatralllc, Jam. A procession of throe moving . 1. I I I... (I I-Vl 1 vans was luniucriiig uiun. "- " one in line aimosi smtni mr ... uttve. The president maiitiged side of the street in safety. to' Copper Mines Typhoid. Worker? In eopper dumps nre mid to l gcuiwlly iipuiune frntn typhoid. , -PREMIUM AWARDS 'PIJ ROYAL SEND: PARADE WILL BE FORMED AS ESCORT TO MEN WHO LEAVE TOMORROW FOR CAMP DODGE SEND 'EM AWAY WITH A SMILE. A nal send off is being planned for Ottawa's fourth iiietvinent of hon or men. when ihey have Ottawa for Camp Dodge toinorro'v morning at ll o'clock. A parade of prominent cit- izens will accompany the bovs to the dciot from the niobilizaion head quarters in the Central Lite Building. The parade will be formed shortly after ten, and will go west on Madison to La Salle street and north on La Salle street. Miller's life and drum corns w ill ! noiul t lie parade, and the G. A. It act as escort of honor. The mayor and city officials, members of ' the Ottawa police force, members of ! lhe exemption board and a largo number of citizens will he In the line ' of march. At tlie depot there will be an ad dress 4y ciJitr Dr. .1 W J'ettitof ti is i city or C. P. Gardner of Mendota. members of the local exemption board. ' Meet at C. of C. Office. ,ll people taking part in the parade i I will meet at the Chamber of Com-! j merce otlice in the Central Life build jlng promptly at ten in the morning, i The line of march will be formed on i I Madison street at tic side of the Ccn- j jtrul Life building and will start from j j there. j ' The honor men will mobilize at the , j office of the exemption board on the ) ' t'ouith floor of the Central Life build-! panics. W, R. C. to Prepare Lunches. The ladies of the local Woman's Re lief Corps will fix box lunches for j ' each of Uu ten men, filling, these t boxes wiin plenty of line food to last the men until after Ihey have ar rived at the camp. When their train comes in the men will enter their coach in answer to the roll call and! names of Hi men will be checked off H "d t lie 1I1C11 tUrilcd OUT tO tllC 1111111 wno win ue increment. in charge of the Ottawa :ST. FRANCIS DRAMA ; CLUB WILL STAGE HOME TALENT SHOW I As previously announced the St. j Francis Dramatic and Athletic club j will make their fourth annual appear 1 unce at the Guyety theuler on Monday ! ami Tuesday nights, April Sth and 9th The play selected for this year i;; en titled "Truth's Victory," a comedy (Irania in lour acls by Arthur L!v;s Titbbs. Rehearsals are now being, held ut regular intervals in the clci rooms and from tho present oulio.K Cut t necesses of former years will l.e cnua'ileil If m,t surpassed by 'is yuir's production. Several new fueea wilt) appear in the cast, uncovering: more talent among the members of tlim oung and growing organization. JONES GARTER FACTORY SOLD TO WILBUR H. PISHER, A CHICAGOAN Th.l I,- I I l,,,,J ('., I,',w,l,, i 011 , of Ottawa's busy industries, to- was sold to Wilbur H, Fisher, , said to-'be nn ollicial ot the Paris Gar- ter Company.' The consideration was given us Sit on the deed conveying the property to Its new owners. The deal Is 'said, however, to have been approximately a ?".1.'.W transaction. INCREMENT THIS IS "GET AM IN RACE NAMES OF CANDIDATES AN NOUNCED BY CONTEST MAN AGERS SIGNAL GIVEN FOR AS PIRANTS TO START DRIVE TO VICTORY. Th.1t the big contest is attracting the universal attention of a larger number of La Salle cotiniy folk is putting it mildly. Hardly had the names appeared in the Free Trader Journal of those nominated until there was an avalanche of votes turned into this office for different candidates. The people of La Salle ', county are keen in boosting for their favorite candidate. One of the most Import ant parts of the contest seems to have escaped the notice of some -that Is getting subscriptions today while the votes are the largest. Last Chance Saturday. The big offer of sixty thousand votes for the first subscription cadi candidate turns In to the tonlest de partment will end on the minute S:tiO p. m. Saturday, March 1C. This is a little start that each candidate siwmi,! trv to get. Sometimes is It a little .boost such as this that will declare a candidate the winner at the end, to say the least, this large nuin- her of votes should not escape a can didate. : Still Time to Enter. j i If your name does not appear in , the. list of candidates us given in j yesterday's paper mid you think you . I would like to have the Grand Prize ! Ghent louring car. send car. send in your nomination or call this department ' j and we will come out and help you MEMBERS. get started. There is still plenty of1 room for good workers to enter the contest, who may win any prize that; Tllu La tii,ilu -'ounty Lletter Farm they may aspire, ull that is reuuir- j Association held its annual meet- ; etl is a litth hustle today while thejlng in the Circuit Court room on the votes are given. ! third floor of the Court House. The ' Why Big Votes Are Given. j meeting was largely attended by far This question has been asked by j luers t','oni l'arl-s 0' ihe county, a number of candidates. This de- ' There was a great deal of interest partment realizes that in a contest j shown by the men attending. n -. " as an auiomoDiie is given, that at the end some of the excited candidates! might try to win a little undeserved j honor and a valuable prize by buy . ing subscriptions and sending them to j ihelr friends. It is impossible for a I candidate to win in a contest using a decreasing vote schedule inasmuch as I each subscription at the beginning counts five times as much as at the lilst- Nalurally the working eandl will secure every possible sub (ate scription ut. the beginning when sub scriptions may be had for the asking and when they count five times as many votes as they do at the end j when the money candidate becomes active. List of Candidates. ' City District, No. 1. Miss Evelyn Berry Miss Kstella Bowermaster . ; Miss .Mabel Llrainard Miss Anna Buck I Miss Belle Burnett 2..1,10 2.2 1 ,S2. 2.(12.1 2,100 2,4l'0 l.D7,1 1,7,10 2,02,1 Miss Belle Smart Miss Ester Charlotte Miss Marie Clark .Miss Hose Colgan Miss Anna Conrad Miss Myrtle Stadden 'Miss Felicia Rude Miss Clara Wuldecker Miss Hazel Meckenstock ... Miss Anna Warren John Dougherty Miss Lou Scullin James O'Mcara Chief Geo. Enrich Fayette Lyons Miss Bertha Eickelkraut 2,xrirt Andy Krucen, newsboy l.s.io 1.72.1 2,7.10 LX50 3,125 2.1.10 3.27,1 1.250 L. A. Tuild Miss KlUu belli Harrington Miss Edith May Link .... Miss Vera Ham Mrs. Mux Daiiiniiiiin Mrs. Jos. Metzger Geo. Casslduy i : Marseilles i T, Ruck with 1.750 2.4,10 2.273 (Miss Terluca I'hilllinore Miss Julia Sehmltt Miss Aria Erlcksoti . 2,150 (CoulIuucO ou Faff 3.) CHICKENS COME J I Jt.iJi i ,1 ! us I i ! If, 11 ! ti y. !.:;; shi f!p&kmr !i':tl J, j IM rOl iff Ill-Ill : nrnrn rAnyikin nrpriwr riDnrnc m DLI 1LI THniVIUlU ItLUtlVL UIULI0 IU ASSN. IN SESSION I LA SALLE COUNTY ORGANI2A TION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING i i frank i mann AnnRPRRPsI The meeting will dose with the afternoon session. At the morning session Frank I. Munn of Oilman. 111., one. of the best known farmers in the slate, made a very interesting talk on "The Seed Corn in Illinois." Mr, Mann is one of the most successful farmers in Illinois and his talk this morning was great-' ly appreciated by all the men who heard it. ' According to him there is a very, alarming shortage of seed corn all over the country, and especially in Illinois. In all parts of the state the ; crop of seed com has fallen alarm-, ingly short, and even the corn that ; was tested in January and round to test very high, has molded and sprout ed in great uuantitios until the corn is much shorter than the early re ports .would indicate. The. reusons given by Air. Mann for lithe great shortage of seed corn are, i long cool summer of LH17; the1 i the early frost; and the peculiar soil con ditions particular to the season. The mold grew in the corn during the warm , weather in November of last : fall, which destroyed the corn con-i siderubly. Any one of these things '''Jilts a usual, thing does not uffect the, 1 I need corn, but the combination of 1.450 :u ti,,,,, things caused the present i -"O0 ' shortage. 1.825 j ''he nun. were advised to gel good' 2,37,1 gen! , corn any place. Ihey could and LX'iOjto t; ktt great care in planting it, and 2,7."i0 ( rinsing It to produce us large a crop as 1.7.10 j possible for I'.'In. 2.4IHI j The National Council or Deleiiso in 'ir-ii Im.i.li,;,,,, ,.,,,-n r,,,. ..II il,., r,, I ill lliniuil !-,,., ' l l . HM till 1,1,3 1,11- 1 nicrs that lid it at JIO.UO a bushel . for corn ilia t tests !"J per cent or over and at tpv'i.) a bushel for corn that i tests between .so and t'O per eitil. The names of all farmers, wishing seed coin are to be left with the County Consulting Agriculturist, and he will iH'iid them to the National Council of Defense. This organization guarantees to 'furnish corn If it can bo obtained. ' Serena Man President. At the business session of tho board ' o directors held this ui't.ernoon the following olllcert were elected for tho ensu're year: Pred'lent II T. Marshall. Serenu. HOME TO ROOST S EN D PORTION OF QUOTA INTO CAMP . Chairman M.A. Bronson Is blamed DRAFT BOARD GETS INSTRUC- j by lhe ,lew' )K'lrr "H'n rr thu tlkk , , He not i lied his colleagues scattered TIONS TO ENTRAIN 13 MEN ON ; thru the legislative chambers he had MARCH 29 OR IN FIVE DAYS OF been suddenly called to Chicago and THAT TIME. ! Charley to serve in his absence and The local board received word this:11"'11 U"- Wi'ings started, afternoon to send the firth increment wa"t Rustlers Reward, of honor men from this city to Camp! Frequent thefts or cattle and pigs, Dodge, on March 2th. or during the;'1"'- mentioning the maliciousness em- ! five day period following that time, j Only five per cent of the net quota or ' V) men will be sent to the camp on j this day. No farmers are to be inducted into j j the service with this increment, and' only white men are to be called. The! i order received by the local board! ! reads: i ' Local Boards Contributory to Camp Dodge: Induction Telegram No. l'.l of the ; Provost Marshal General announces ; Call' No, SI as follows: "Call No. SI. During the .1-day ! perioil beginning March 2!th from j i that portion of your state contribut- i ' ory to Camp Dodge complete the en- i ' traiinncut for Clamp Dodge, Des ! Moines, Iowa, ol' a number or men j euuul to .1 per cent, of the net ; quota allowed to your state, upproxi i mutely 375 men. The number or j men called for must be actually de- j ' livcred and no credits are to be de : ducted at this I line. t j "Only white men and men phy sically qualified for general military service may be inducted under these calls, j "In filling this call men should be inoiicted out of Class 1 in accord iii.ce wlih order number, except that registrants actually engaged in farming should 'be excepted and their order numbers passed over." Definite Instructions as to entrain inenl schedule and number of men to be entrained will be furnished yoi, ir ample time. Flt.W'K S. DICKSON. Adjutant General. Vice President K. Stte'ilor. Stevenson.; Secretary--Frank Funk, Otluwu. Treasurer-II. E. Strait, Ottuwu, Members of Executive Committee -Albert Brewer. Sheridan; W. W. Watts, Ottawa. Delegates to Slate Association - H. T. Marshall. Serenu: Frank Funk. Ot luwa Easy Road to Fortune. "MeAv did Doctor Capsule become so rich? He nearly starved ns a treneral prni'tiiioner." "lie became u speclnl !'.'.," J".!:j. TBOTIKY TO U Washington,, March 14. That the Russian Bolsheviki forces intend organizing real opposi tion to the German invasion was reported to the MIMED MEETING Of SUB LEAVES SCRIBES IN LURCH j grave concern over reports that en , " j tente forces might jjl'vade Siberia uiid BOARD CONVENES AND AD. i i"'ii''ated that he did Wot oelieve such j action would be necessary. , JOURNS BEFORE "MOLDERS OF; He announced his intention of or- PUBLIC OPINION" ARRIVE ON SCENE TO "COVER" TODAY'S SESSION. ( Whether It was a trick alined at the newspaper representatives or whether it, was in earnest, board of supervisor correspondents this morn ing were among those absent when the session was abruptly called to or der ten minuted ahead of schedule, j Set for to o'clock the innocent scribes 11 ls0 wus 'believed here that if the 'did not report, tor duty until the ap-1 statements ot Trotzky are endorsed i pointed hour, only to arrive there to by the Soviet Congress ju Moscow learn, that thu legislators had "came'' thai, ihe entire,. Japanese-Russian situ and went." i ation will lend itself to speedy adjust- i Itenorts uuniftreil for th Milinhten. I ment. This' report from Ambassador1' inient of the deer peepul .therefore 11 I'D liil.-ni, IV. it, li.-, r.4T'i..l..l ,...1 ..u Indicated in the minutes so carefully .compiled by Clerk Itoben L. Smith. , for that reason he would not be able to preside. He called noon M. J. ployed in some Instances where cows and swine, have been found slain in their fields, brought from Sheriff Davis this morning a petition ask ing Hie solons to appropriate rewards for the capture of rustlers who em ploy this means of gaining a. liveli hoodillegal as It is. The sheriff's petition follows it be ing tlie only real long thing taking place before the august law makers and therefore aids materially in fill ing space. "I resprctfully represent to your ! honorable body that there has been to some extent cattle slaughtered and stolen from several pastures of La I Salle county. i "Among I hose citizens w ho have j complained are R. Dlackwcll of Rut - i hi ml township, Harry A. Schmidt of j Dayton township, and James Mitch ; ell of Ctica township. "In view of the same il has been I suggested thai, your attention lie call ed to the mutter, and in connection therewith that you consider the ad : Usability of offering a reward for the ! apprehension of the guilty parties us'l'"' i an 'indictment to stimulate more in-1 1 lnn I. Test, in aiuu ebel'diiii: those who are sihlr ' guilty of snld offense, "I submit tills matter to your hon orable body in a hope that you will (give it such consideration as you : deem expedient . j "Respectfully. "Iv M. Davis. Sheriff." Postpone Road Talks, llonoi.ibles L. O. Biowue uml Win, Scniilati wlio were scliedulcu i. ,p pear belorc tlie supervisors ami dis cuss the $r,o,iiiiii,m,'ii good orculs bond Issue did not appenr this morning". but will make Ihelr spcet lies In be the half of a state bond issue i Krl(,.V n,niilK gathot Siik. The Last Note. The final ollliul report ou tlie ses sion so surreptitiously begun nil con eluded this A. M.. says In,' Clerk! i Smith's records: :' Lewis Adjourned to In A. M. to j morrow. ! Scribes art now getting a legal opinion us to whether that means B) or IB. In. lu the meantime they i have voted to . take no chances and i will up pea r with tabs at the appoint jed hour of (ieo seconds to ten o'clock lu the monilnti. d m cms state department today by Ambassador Francis. In a lengthy message the ' ambassador quoted utterances by Leon Trotzky which indicated that at last the Bolsheviki realizes the danger of acceptance of a Gorman-made veace. While it was not stated by Mr. Krancis to whom Trotzky talked, h made it plain th it it was to an Am erican official. Trotzky expressed gunizing an army under iron disci pline with which the Russian parlia ment, would be able to pppose Gcr i many , everywhere and keep the new republic a real force in the war. j Trotsky's position was accepted 1" officials here as reassuring, it was believed that he and the other Bol sheviki leaders at last realize that war with Germany is unavoidable and that they will now be willing to ac cept any and all assistance which may j be afforded them by the entente pow- lent. i r rancis weni a lony way 10 onset n I Vftulllid Af th, Akt 11 1'O - tf 11(1mk4A . 'feV ' ! Germany. Dirigibles Again Raid Britain. London. March 14. Five persons were killed and nine Injured at Hart lepool last night by boniljs dropped from a German air raider according to an ollicial statement slsued today. Four bombs were dropped upon the cit;' ( I Hartlepool by the German air ship Beats off U-boat. ' London. Nf arch 14. A German sub marine made an unsuccessful attack upon the British hospital ship Guild ford Castle in the Bristol channel on March lu the admirality announced today. Big Naval Bill. Washington, March 14. The largest ii j kill appropriation bill In the history of tlie nation was reported to the House this afternoon by the commit tee on naval affairs. It appropriates $l,:!2.1,0tin,iMi(i. including $188,000,01' for the naval aviation, a sum twice as huge as that originally asked. Bring Down Fliers. London, March 11. - In a battle be tween two British seaplanes and live Gentians 'planes over the North Sea o.t Tuesday, one of the German craft was destroyed and another driven down out of control, the admirality an- , 1,01 111 l'd today. CARTRIDGE THROWN INTO FIRE EXPLODES AND INJURES WOMAN A bullet carelessly dropped on the and swept up into a dust pan. thrown into a stove, is respon for a severe wound suffered ves- Iterilay by Mrs. Fred Spt'nce. of 7"" 'West Main street, Mrs, Speme did 'not notice the cartridge on the 11 our a nil did not fee it as she pushed the accumulation of dust Into ihe pan. Still ignorant of Iter danger she emptied the content's' of the pan in the stove. A resonant crash followed by a Hashing tlame. A stinging seti i smiuii in the Meshy portion of her urm ' tnld Mrs. Speiice. she iud been shot. Blood Unwed freely from the wound 1 while she suffered shlight bums on ! her face ami bunds. A physician was let. which had lodged Jusl above the elbow. The Injured woman is reporf ed this afternoon as being in consid erable pain,, but In no danger or scr 'ions results I rem her Injury. FOUR AMERICANS , KILLED IN ACTION tC.t.l....!.,!, t..M..ll II 1'tk. ..4. ..It. tHP I I ULl 1 .11 il I II I l. - I I r I. U' ulty list issued by the war department today contained the names of four American wddier killed In sctiou and li fty-four wounded. ju... : Try lhe Free Trader Journal Waul-Ada . ... for reBPlift.