Fair tonight and Sunday.
Slujhtly warmer Sunday.
VOLUME 2.--NO. 151.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. S ATI IM)AY. MAY 11, IMS.
l'KICE, TWO CENTS.
OTTAWA FREE TRADER
STORES TO REMAIN CLOSED AS
TRIRIITF in nFPAHTINR Sill nifflS'TO 102 IN; ORDER
I III I I III!
CITY TO HONOR SELECTS
WHO LEAVE MONDAY
PARADE 10 DEPOII 0. H. S. DIRECTOR
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO GIVE
FAREWELL MEET EARLY AT
ARMORY BUSINESS HOUSES
WILL CLOSE 'TILL 8:30 A. M.
Rusiness men of Ottawa will do
thoir bit in cheering District 1'.- se
lects on their way to Berlin next !
Monday tnotnjng. Today notices were!
Fin: out that tlip stores or Hip cilylior
win remain plosPd until S::',i n'i lin k
so that employers and decks ran take
part in the demonstration in honor of
thp tweniythree men who have for
Besides the great public tribute al
the Armory tomorrow afternoon, thorn
will be a parade of tho "loon." which
Marshal Robert Car in charge. The'
Meets will be provided with box-'
lunches, which the W. R. C. Is now!
preparing for them. It has been thej
Itelief Corps practice of seeing than
f very honor man has been well taken J
rare of with miflicienf "eats" and 'hey!
nre not going to make an v exception!
fo the Monday entralninent. !
Marshal Uohert Onrr has formed j
the line of march mid ns usual :he:
C. A. H. will be Riven the position of I
honor in the parade to the depot as,
ids to the selected mm. The parade '
and the organizations to take par! in I
It is as follows: j
The escort for the honor men le.iv-1
Ini fli.fluo fin,l.tt. iiM.i!i.,-r Af. 1''
i;'i win lorni a- ine Armory, prom
ptly at fi:f!o Monday morning. All or
gnnizations and all ci'izens are re
quested and urged to pnrtie'ipnle.
The formation of the escort will lie as
Marshal and aids.
High school brigade in uniform.
Ojher organizations in nniforni.
C A. R.
Chamber of Commerce Rusiness
Mayor and Ci:y Commissioners.
Friends and relatives on foot.
Citizens on foot.
friends and relatives in carriages.
Citizens in carriages,
friends and relatives in atitomo
( itiv.ens in automobiles.
Do not fail to come. Please be
prompt, fi:!b a. m. at thp armory.
The selects will Wave Ottawa at 7 : 2"
n. in. from the C. R. I. & 1 Ry station.
The line of March from Armory, west
on Main to Columbus, north on Co
lumbus to the Rock Inland station.
MARRIED MEN CAN
ENLIST IN GUARD
Orders have been received by the
local exemption hoard h;i y i n k that dur
ing the present erisiH, married men
or men having dependent relatives
ran enlist In the National (Jnard
provided they produce a written state
ment Knowing that their dependent, re
latlves have nderiunte means for sup
portliiK themselves, that they .author
ize ihe nmii'lermiMer Reneral to stop
and allot not. less than one half their jor Wenona, and I y Carl Hoffman, of
pay to the relatives, and that theylArgo. Following the ceremony the
nprep not lo n'k for discharge from j couple went, to t,a Salle ami will later
the army for any cause during their j go to'Argo to make their home.
enlisted period of service.
MISS RITA BARNARD
, RESIGNS SCHOOL POST
M'sm RHa riarnard, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. narnnrd, 1P Fast
Superior street, has resigned her po
sition as ii teacher In the Ottawa pub
lie, schools and will leave for Wash
ington, D. C. on Monday, May 2b,
where she will accept a civil service
position In one of tho government
CAST FOR MMDo!
COMMENCEMENT OPERA WILL BE
ST GEO TUESDAY EVENING
MAY 14 PROMISES MUSIC LOV
ERS A RARE TREAT.
,. . . . .,,!
The cast oi characters, who wil
ti.ke part Tuesday niht in the O. It. j
S. Commencement Opia, "The Mika j
do." was announced today by Direr -
1. Hofl, under whose lute-!"""
si. us iiinr neen oevciopeu
into pertormers of pronounced ability.
The operetta with the schools best
talent playing the leading parts, while
assisting them will bp a chorus of
unexcelled male and femah
gives promise of futnislting Ottawa ;
music lovers a rare treat.
The cast :
Xiiuki-Poo, The Mikado's son. disguis
ed as a wandering minstrel, and in
love with Vuni-Yum Kmily Palm.'r
Ko-Io, Lord High Kxecut ipter ot
Tilipii - Walter l-arkin.
I'l.ii-liah. Uit'd High Kvery'hing
Kl.-e Haiold Wotiilward.
Pi- h-Tush, A Noble Lord - I'ercival
Yum Viim, Ward of Ko-Ko and bride
elect Horn' hy Kel'ior.
Pitti-Sing and Pecp-llo, Sisters of
Vuttl Vum. also wards of Ko-Ko
Vera Ham, Mabel l.ogan.
Katisha, An eldi'i'ly lady, in love with
Xanki-Poo - Helen II off.
horns of School Girl
and Till-: MIKADO.
Cora Iiunlii'k. Lillian Arne.;en.
Charloile Koruoeije. Sustin Watnem,
Anna Carlson, Cra'-e Iliff. Helen Mil-li-au.
Kdthye (lamber, Mary Ca: .m.
Lay Kelley, Rena dottier. Margueri e
l.tiw. Lucie Hay. Cora ltradley, Kath
critic Dana, Lydia l-'raikin, (Irace Ma
Newell Vonckx, Klmer Hitter, L.ar'
lliaiul. Carl Mecckcustoi k. Krnel !
Clans. Stanley Osuian. Prank Canty,
l id ward Dw yer.
Act One Scene in Ko-Ko's Court
y.M'd in Tii 1 1 u . Morning
Act Two-'iVceue same as Act One.
Kvening of same day.
Special scenery for
his opera paint-
cd hy Itiva A. Pane.
Set pieces and clcctircal effects by
Messrs .1. O. Snyder and Raymond.
( ostumes from the Chicago Cos.
t nine Works.
Orchestra accompaniment inter
preted by the Ottawa High School
Orchestra. Orace Kdwards, pianist.
Note a, first thought the school
was inclined l "'"It ciilomary C'ttn
iiiencenunl opera this year.. Put up
on further delibera'ion, we arrived
at the conclusion that, possibly al
though: the clouds are 'threatening
and the skies are dark, some good
music, a little fun and an evening's
diversion would do all of our people
COME HERE TO HAVE .
Miss Jessie Hill, of Joliet, and
Nicholas Ral'tes, of Argo, were mar
ried in Oltawa Thursday evening at
the olllce of Judge Knenig, in his
olliee on La Salle street. The couple
were attended by Miss Cecil Hinie,
U. S. ARTILLERY HAS
Washington. May 1 1 Sulllcient sup
plies of nrtillcry, I'Yeuch T.Vh find
heavy American rnjlway artillery are
already In France to meet the present
il. mauds, assert n statement by the
acting Chief or Ordnance this nfier
noon. Sulllcient supplies of machine
guns, are also InimediHtelj available
for AniPrlcnn forces in France, the
MSE MAY 25 CALL
IS RECEIVED TODAY
DRAFT BOARD INSTRUCTED TO
ENTRAIN 102 MEN WITH INCRE
MENT LEAVING DURING FIVE
Otlicial orders were received by the
local exemption board ibis afternoon
increasing- the number of men to en
train during the Cue day period fol
lowing May 2.".th, from 'at! men to li2
men. The orders came from June C.
.Smith, Major Infantry in the Adjn
aut General's otlice at Springfield, and
did not tell either the date of the en
' ruinmciil or the Cantonment camp
,'o which the men would be split.
'lb- orders iurther stated that if
,., , . ,, ... .
enough white men, physically lit tor
military service were not in Class 1.
in this dis'rict to make up this call,
Adjutant General's office at Sprint;-
'"" """' "'
men in Class 1 from other boards in
ti..i.i ......... i. .., . i
state will be ( ailed to make up the
milliner lacking trom any Hoard Ilia'
is short. .
This indicates that more than 102
! men may be taken from Ottawa as
I there are a great nianv men left in
i-t,,u, i ! .in... iiiutfi.,! ..in .
. in n.i i in iiu.-i i, ir i i iv. . , tl it i u i.s.f in-
dicates that all the Class I men are
to he usefl up before the Class 2 men
are called. I , " '
Advices had previously been r. j a,ls' '''H Si., which contained
ceived by the Free Trader J.iiirnnlj" (,1';lft for $T 0.0f was solved this
from its Springfield correspondent, j morning when the janitor of the Ot
stating that the men in this incre- ,awa nankinc nnrt Tr..t rn huiiHi,,.
ment would be
sent to Camp Gordon
Herbert Patterson, a
fanner sixty years old
tween Lowell and Tonica, hung him-
self late Friday in his barn, and was
lead hetore discovered by the. mem
bi is of his family.. His friends a'i l
tai.'iily are unable to account loi li s
act, It is supposed he was Pilfering
ir.i.t 'hi attack of temporary iian'ty.
Mr Patterson had only ben
f" mi Ihe house thirty minutes
I n t- discovered h.'i'iging d' .i 1
I mi. bv a member of the fit re! I.
.ci.t i tit :n
nl sevi r.'l
-all hint to il tit ii .--",t,
is survived ny
ill : n.
-a i 1 e
SOLDIER'S FATHER DIES
AT EAST SIDE HOME
William .larius Thomas, aged HI
years, a well known Ottawa resident i
(died this morning at o'clock at his .
borne, 521 K. Main St., after a sixonml riif,1
weeks illness. . j
Mr. Thomas w as born in Berlin, N. ;
Y May Sth. I sr. I, aid ame west with;
his family when twelve years eld, set-j
it lug in Rrookfield township. Since j
that time he has always resided in i
La Salle county. ;
His marriage lo Ida Howe Rich !
ardson took place in Seneca in 1ST'-.
She wiili four children. Rollo Thos.
of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Dent'' Par-,
volt of Chicago; Miss Maude Thomas ;
of this city; and Raymond Thomas, a j
member of Company C; a:id one slept
son, Walter L. Richardson, of Po Pue.
The funeral services will be at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the res
OTTAWA PRESBY TO
' HOLD CONFERENCES
A series of Presbytery conferences
for the Ottawa district will he held
during the entiling week. These
meetings have been arranged by ihej
Committee of Religious Work, ot
which Rev. J. F. Vonckx. of this clly
is chairman. Ihe rrestiytery n.iai
of Sabbath Schools, and ihe Presby -
lery board of Missions will conduct
On Tuesday, a conference will he
held ut the Oswego s Presbyterian
church. On Wednestlay a conference
will be held til 'the Metidola Presby
terian church, ami on Thursday the
conference will bp held at the Ottawa
Dr, (lerril Yerkuyl, Presbytery Dis
trict Supt. Dr. Hurd, Allyn Drake, of
Klgin and Dr .1. F. Vonckx, of this
"Hy, will he the principle speakers at
Try Ihe Vte Trader .lournn! Want Ad
mJySjt liiAr.-v.M.'-.'&i.'i '9k'- o.iv Ntwt. i
FINDING :700 DRAFT GERMAN AIR SERM
CLEARS DMISTERI BATTERED TD PIECES
VALUABLES STOLEN APRIL 13
RECOVERED TODAY THIEF
HID BIG DRAFT BEHIND O. B. &
T. BUILDING RADIATOR.
The mystery of the disapperance of
the IlOckplhook lintmin Inn fi II l
found the draft crushed un and stuff-
ed lack of the radink.ir,ih the public
hall, u the hack of the building. Ev
idently some pickpocket had taken
the purse containing the draft from
Mr. Watt's pocket and dodged in the
oflicp building where they Jiad ran
sacked the contents a id disposed of
Pesides the draft tho nurse ennt.-iln.!
m at,out, three dollars in silver, which
has not he-'ii found and proiial.ly neA'-j
er will be. j
The purse disappeared as Mr. Watts j
was watching the l iberty Day parade!
on Saturday afternoon. April Kith, at i
i-v ey (die comer of La
Ht"':,i Sts. There was a
Salle and Madison
great crowd of poo
.pie winding the p.irade at this cor!
;tie-. and a. woman in the crowd kept!
pushing t'otward. which leads both!
Mr. Watts and the police to believe I
, that maybe the thi.f was a woman.
! ''"lie police were notified at once
of the loss of the purse, and a city
jwide Boareh was started for the thief,
! which resulted in a. mvsterv Mr
Walts had just It. en given no honoi
of ever finding the nurse nr am. r
the co'itents of it, when he was not i-
:c1 tii'r, noini". his dr.. ft , ,(l i..?n
CIF AMDMYMni 10 CnMO'liueen Maty, th.
wi nnuniiliuuo OUIMO
Ottawa will Kive itself over tomor
row to tho observance of one day in
the year that is set aside solely for
the reverence of Mother.
Church services will be held in
honor of Cod's greatest gif to mat,11
-a love-filled, faithful old Mother. i
Ottawa has many Mothers, who, to
i morrow, would be remembered with
their annual gin of flowers if their
Regular Sons were home to send
A hum h of ationvnious "sons" I l',"n'V('r " TI,,M'" as a tremendous
big and loyal enough lo properlv ban 1 ('h''r''im; lhr,"u; ""1'i'site the palace,
die this job -can ease, a heavy bur ! Tl"' '""''i'''"1 "1diers thus lion
ilen by sending lo these lovh... u' m ! ''dered today hail from all parts of the
a simple lil'lo loken. The remcm
would lessen heart vearn
ings--and it would help that Fight
ing Man, who can't he here to attend
this lit He formality himself, to lick
that Hell-infested place shown as
Germany on the map, It would be
gratifying to him lo know Moth 't
was being Inkcn care of by a "sou"
u tin in.ii.- Iiii ii.i..i, il,.. .1,.,..
i - in. ,,n,i- nn in.- iii ii i
j Their own are over n France, many
,, the from line, f!o ht intr for flat:
and country. The token will have a'
great, big double value, worth twbei
Its weight in gold. You know thej
mother's whose hearts get ii tl nt i -r !
for fear and apprehension each morn i
ing they pick up their paper to read i
the casualty lists. It Isn't necessary!
to tell Her who You are.
A renietnberanee of this kind would
be a big help.
Join the ' Anonymous Sons Club"
Send those Mowers early, hut nbovo
nil else, send them.
What d'ye say fellows?
700 PILOTS AND
1,000 MACHINES '
LOST BY TEUTONS
ALLIES SUPREME i"'1"" 11,0 n'Kn s,,'ls- 'l'1"' hoys are en
I route for some point in .'"ranee, where
London, May 11. -The German Air.
service has been battered to pieces. I
Since March 21 It is estimated their j
losses total 70(1 pi'ots. observers nl
machine gunners, while 1 .000 nta -
chines have been destroyed
This explains the cessation of the
raids nn London and Paris, the enemy
being forced to withdraw night pilots
for use in day lighting and observing
m the lighting front.
It is no secret that the Rrtish avia
tion service saved the situation in
the early crucial days of the drive
when IlindPtilmrg flung forty divisions
against the British Fifth aniy, which
had only fourteen divisions.
The German aviation service stiff -fed
tremendous losses trying to
gain supremacy of the iir as low fly
ing British machines attacked ami
broke up German communications
and supply trains with machine gun
lire and bombed newly constructed
railway centers, thus delaying Ihe Ger
British, French and American aviu
m's are bringing down enemy ma-
limes at the average rate o tony-
I I k- I I La I I J J t J t IIIWWI w
11.- King George.
Prince of Wales and
Marv today reviewed the
Itirst parade of I'tiiled States selected
infantry ever held in London,
t royal party stood just outsid
t.t ciitugtiam i . ace aim sat icii as tie
! . .
! , . m"M""'
. "l" ('Uw"tM U,r
j S!ill:i aim ."sullies were I'ailjeii ii
the King removed his hat. As the
"" ' 1
mental Hand trom me tireiiadiers ,
Guard played "The Stars and Stripes I
Thev were trained al
KRACEN TO OPEN
SHOE SHINE PARLORS
Andy Kracen will open his new
shoe shining parlor in the Goodyear
Shoe lb pair Shop, on Madison st .,
'oinorrow. Mr. Krueon will be ready
dress either ladles
gentlemen's shoes tomorrow, and in
'. i.i.s Mil i,u friends lo call ai his shot.
and insp. ct his work.
Watch Your Imprints.
A child's mind is plastic. The lin-
r.n,.L.i....L, i. .j.ilt'. ill tlllil,, V iiOliir II I'll
lasting. When cpuient Is in Hie process I .Hid capitalist, who has made large
of making, it Is soft ami pliuble; but j investments in Sail Diego eoumy wat
once il Is dry. It becomes so lutr.l that r resources; MaJ. F. C. PrescoM. who
u workman can hardly break It with nt served in th" Spanish-American war,
hummer. Ilui, while it wns soil, n j assemblyman in Hip state legislature
child laid Its him. I on the material: In land register of the I', s land office at
n few minutes the icnient hardened, i ,oS Angeles; Grain Cotmrd. mayor of
nnd the Imprint made by the child's ! ianDiego and as-etnblyntan .and T. II
Itiind was still there.--Hi iipsI M. Olenn. l.SK,,ue, ilty atlorney of San Diego.
OtilTISII flfJD ft)
nDUAfJCE Tllillf! LIN
When Hindenburg renews his long deferred
offensive on the Western front, it is not improb
able that the Americans, who are fighting with
'the French on the Pic-
. .... ,,Jar(Jy line will have to
FLASH IS lECBVEDfe1 of heavy
TIT 129TH INFTY.
IS ON DICII SEAS
OTTAWA WILL BE PULLING HARD
! FOR SAFE ARRIVAL OF TRANS-
PORT AND ITS PRECIOUS CAR-
' Private advices received in Ottawa j
'last, night intimate that. Company C, i
and doubb'ss other units
Prairie Division which left Houston I
Thursday, April 2,
were under way
hey will go into training before be
ing sen into active i utv in the trench
Word reaching Ottawa that the lo
cal soldiers had sailed came in a tel
egram to a sister of a member of the
, l.-.tli. formerlv the Third. The mes-
isage was from another brother
is " business in New York City.
elegratn stated the
! Wednesday night,
j It is practically certain that if
' part of the ll'IMh sailed all units
' would embark together.
Frfltn nine days to two weeks are
'required to transport troops inross
I the Atlantic. In the interim all Of
, tawa will be pulling hard for those
'ships carrying their precious cargo to
: laud safely over there. As tile sub
j marine has practically been compiered
laud driven from the seas, there is lit
jtle or no cause for worry that the
1 : i aiisport s won't arriw safely,
'FAME OF OTTAWA
SPREADS TO COAST
Fame of Ottawa Is spreading far
and near, the latest bit of local pro
paganda heing spread through the
Golden West by Clement A Peace,
former reident. who recently was back
on a visit among his old haunts.
Peace's story is printed In The San
Diego Sun of May ii. under the cap
tion. "Ottawa. Illinois, is Famous
Plat e. us You Con See." The Sun ar
Clement A. Peace, a popular young
hiwiness man of Ocean Roach, who en -
i listed in Hip navy some months ago.
Miss insl been makimr an extensive
i , , . , r,.i,,,,..
'-':" "ti'ong tdntiv-ps and friends in
Unsold home neighborhood 'at Oitawa.i
I Illinois. This little city, which is on
jnf Ihe oldest settlements in Illinois, i
located al the junction of the Fox an
, !ljm(.s s- , rh.
rivers. s" miles
was at Ottawa
c.o Ii was at Ottawa that Abraham
Lincoln was mustered out of the st.in
militia service as a captain and im
mediately enlisted as a private in tin
! I thick Hawk war. May 27. is:::'. Tweu-
ily siv years later, on Aug 21. IS.'.V on MKs Lena .Iciissen. a La ..S.ille coan
(almost the same spot, was held theit.v teacher, of a distiiit school near
!!irst of the memorable debates Ii,.. I Dana, is the wntoir of the first priz-
ui-wn l.i-:ili.mi Lincoln ami Steuben I ill the contest leeetilly ludd le, the
A. Douglas, rival candidates for thej National
! I'nitcd Slates senate, the issue being.11'' '''"UK
'the slavery u -lion. Douglas won
!ihe sen.iior-diip, and two years later
j Lincoln WHS elected president. lib-jimi-i
is now celebrating its centennial
I year of aduii-sion into the union, and
' l lie cit i.en of Ot i a w a a re making
with appropriate tablets lite two In-
i tone event
Among the natives of
j wn have become
. w ho have iiijiievei
dhtinction in this
stale are ev.iustice I' . . liellsll.r.v
i of the supreme court; his brother,
! Win. G, lletishaw, Oakland banker
All reports dwelt upon the flurry of
the cannonades along the Picardy
The Americans who are fighting in
Picardy hold part of the line south
east of Amiens, occupying a sector
that saw tremendous German pres
sure during the early days of the
The Germans are holding strong re
serves north and south of the Soinme
river and it Is generally agreed that
the German high command will as
sault the allied line defending Amiens
as well as fighting to the north of
the Flanders front.
There have been only minor onera-
tions on the Flanders front during the
P-t twenty-four hours, hut they ter
minated to the advantage of the allies.
The French attacked, northeast of
Lucre and extended their lines while
the British forces threw hack a group
of Germans that were trying to pene
trate the British lines east of Ypres
The continued improvement ot the
allied positions around Locre, bodes
ill for the German effort when llind-
tPtihurg resumes his attempt to break
the Franco-British grip on the line of
- ilH that sector. - -
; 1,200,000 With Colors.
Washington, May II -There have
been called to the eolotjs. today over
1 1 l.2i0.oml men. it was learned this af
n moon at the otlice of the Provost
j Marshall General. And fresh drafts
are constantly being prepared.
Anarchy in Ukrainia.
v Washington. May 11 Tkrainia,
thrown into a turmoil because of in
terference hy Germany with the "in
ternal affairs of the country is on the
verge of anarchy. Tim was the out
standing feature of an otlicial Vkraini
'in report read to the Reichstag Com
mittee by Scheidetiinn, according to
i German newspaper, a translation of
vhieh. w;is made public by the State
Depart ment this afternoon.
The report which was read after
tip- committee had voted to raise the
injunction of secrecy on debate con
cerning t'ki.iiuia said, that on April
jr, G nn, tit soldiers surrounded tho
I uilding in which the Rada held its
session and arrested the members as
well as the government.
They were subjected to the rough
est of treatment and all the private
papers of the Rada were confiscated.
Boche Moves Troops to Russia
A in st cnlnm. Ma 1 ' German ' I-
shift in" troops from 'he west to Rus
sia, according to information --cived
from ;i frontier correspenden1
.on c, ; he a rri val of la , ae : on-
I .in n ., l..iti-i-i -itule-
-,,nl n,,. -,,ndcis trout.
The Bavarians were on their w:i t
I ' Ii r;t 3iii,t and the correspondent was
toiil tl,.i' the war is to he renewed
COUNTY TEACHER IS
GIVEN HISTORY PRIZE
trv ten. In. is
in the state
Illinois, on tit" o,s!
oil the subject.
Whv the ('tilted
State i . a I War.'
lt-s .latts -en' wa presented w:ih a
check ir $;.. .i by the Ass.ici.it ion.
Tin . otpt -t was . n'eied by a large
niimbct i.; ti'iii hers rem .tll pari
the st.i'e. and is a veiy great honor
! lor M.s - .latissen, as well a.-, tor 'he
La Salle County Teachers Associa
tion, in have been won hy a La Sallo
lnitiaf Stfp to Independence.
The fact thill well-to-iln people H I'f
, nlt'i..t Inviiilably "cbise" mil "savin"
l and usually have that icpiiinlhm,
i sbmibl be a mighty good pointer fr
'those who tire i.lv btll'd Up. It
Isn't luck, il Isn't robbery that j.mrti
Voilng people ell the foad to Independ
ence. It is common sense mid morn!
coinage to deny .heiuselves that does
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