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VOLUME 2. --NO. 211
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, OCTOliKli 7, 1918.
PB1CE, TWO CENTS.
tl Kit 1W 1 EEEWS PEAK
WVVVSBWB M M
GERMANY IS SUING FOR PEACE
BEDLAM BREAKS OUT
AS CITY GETS DOWN
WIDELY ENTHUSIASTIC SAW IN
ARMISTICE .BUT CHANCE FOR
IMMEDIATE .RETURN OF OUR
BOYS FROM OVER THERE
LOOP ALIVE WITH EXCITEMENT
Pendonionluni has its reign in Ot
tawa Saturday night and far Into Sim
day morning. Thousands of people
driven to wildest enthusiasm by the
reported upheaval In Germany's mil
itary aspirations, turned the loop In
to a bedlam of sounds as they cele
ijrate'd the announcement that iwiin
was about to capitulate, and was on
ner Knees begging for peace.
Many driven almost frantic by the
report America hud been called upon
to act as sponsor for a peace confer
ence of all belligerents, saw In the
move a cessation of hostilities at
once aud the speedy return of thp
boys from over there. Some became
bo wildly enthusiastic they expected
embarkations for homo to be started
forthwith by the American- - Rrpedl
tlonary Forces. v
.The fever to "let lose" Spread like
contagion and soon reached the most
conservative folk who looked upon
the German plea as merely the first
step toward the beginning of the end
but they joined In the revelry with
lest as much fervor as did tlww .1
the more radical element, within
a few moments of the time that tel
egraph wires Jnizzed the announce
ment Germany vus to make a new
appeal for peace, the report spread
over the city like wild fire.
People Rush to Loop
The flame "of patriotism reached to
every nook and crany of the town
In half aa hour every person, wJlio
could get out, tumbled from bed and
Joined the merrymakers in one of the
greatest impromptu celebrations of
The report, came to Ottawa In a
wire from tho Herald Examiner of
Chicago, to Mayor E. F. Bradford.
The message bore the cheerful tid
lags Germany was going to make
another peace bid, this time upon
lines In closer conformity with allied
terms than they had ever offered be
fore. The Chicago newspaper stated
the news wa.s too good to be kept
from tho people until they could re
ceive It thru the regular channels
and called upon the city to celebrate.
Then followed reports that Chicago
and all tho rest of Illinois was wild
wllh joy at tho sudden switch in
events. Ottawa took up the cry and
Joined the hollabalon.
Fire Bell Sounds Tidings.
The celebration began with a con
tinued sounding of the fire bell.
(When the alarm kept up its clatter
without cessation, residents who were
In their homes began making inquir
ies. Many rushed to tho loop, afoot
,fcr by any sort of vehicle they coold
Impress Into service. The report
was, received at about 10:45 and at
'lf:iO o'clock the down-town district
was alive with cheering crowds. Hy
11:30 the celebration was in full
swing. Parades were hurriedly form
ed and marching to music furnished
by flwiitrlch's band and Miller's Drum
Corps continued far into the Sabbath
morn. .Flags were gotten out and
lined up In the procession with esr xi.
Hn pans, ash cans "nd anymuig ?ise
that would give out great quantities
of nolsos were Impressed into service.
Merry tataos were beaten upon them
as' the hastily formed procession
swung Into Hue to circle and reclnl"
the loop. iProt, Charles Jlentrich
jummoned eight or ten of his bands
men and they volunteered their ser
vices to make the occasion complete.
The Drum Corps ppring Into line
as tho they had been waiting for Just
some such event. A string of auto
mobiles reveral blocks In length
brought up the rear - tooting their
horns and wllh their occupants waiv
ing flags and wildly cheering old
(Continued on page 3, column 6),
RUMORS RUN RIFE'ALLES SPOKESMAN
' ' W T 17
(PRINCE H ASKS!
11 10 AC! AS
SENDS NOTE TO PRESIDENT SAY
ING GERMANY IS WILLING TO
ACCEPT HIS FOURTEEN TERMS
AS BASIS FOR PEACE NEGOTIA
TIONS. Geneva, Oct. H. Prince Maximilian,
German chancellor, as successor 10
Count von Hertling, has sent through
the Swiss government a note to Pres
ident Wilson of the I'nlted States ask-
nig me President to use his good of- 1 ireei, anu one or
(ices n bringing a meeting of the b-I- idiTS ? ,thPtir Tf Rerv
n,..., ., .., .. . !te' a'e(1 ,a,e Saturday night at the
ligerents for the purpose of diseussiug
Information that the new chancellor
hud taken this step was Imparted Sat
urday 10 the German reichstag in a
speech delivered by Prince Max, in
which he admitted calling upon Presi
dent Wilson to serve a.t spokesman
for the allied powers so as to bring
about the coveted conference. In the ;
text of the note Prince Maximilian :
says the German government requests
Die" 'President to take a hand in tht
restoration of peace, acquaint all bel
ligerents of this request and invito
them to send plenipotentiaries for
the purpose of starting negotiations
Prince .Max says the German gov
ernment accepts the fourteen terms
as set forth in Mr. Wilson's address I
, w.v. ivwivwt i- i "in
of Jan. 8 and of his later declarations:
of allied terms on Sept. li" as a basis(nm' within three days pneumonia h;id
for peace negotiations. j
He admits he is prompted to take' 1 rlvate l anigan was born in Ottawa
this step "vvi:h a view of avoidinif!,tvun,-v't!CVen years ago. and resided
uiniier oioousnea anil seeks an
mediate conclusion of an armistice
on laud and water and in the air" as
a means of preventing "further blood-
The prince also announced that
Turkey would take a step similar to
t no one taken by Germany
In hU a l,t. . .1,.. .ww.,,, ...
. . , ';
iw cnancellor said in part: j
said in part:
ine prorgam of the madr tv nar-:
ties upon which I take my stand con
tains, lirst. an acceptance of the an-'
swer of the former Imperial govern-1
ment to Pope Benedict's note of Aug. i
1, l'.Ht), and an unconditional accept-1
Mice of the reichstag resolution of;
July 10, the same year. It further de-j
ciares willingness to join a general
league of nations based on the founda-j
tinti of equal rights for all, both j
strong and weak. j
"It. considers this solution of the
Belgian question to lie in the com-1
plete rehabilitation ( wledi rherstel.;
ling) of Beliduni. oartlcnlarlv r it,
independence and territorial integ-!
rl'-y. An effort shall also be made to!
reach an understanding on the que !
tion of indemnity. I
"The proLTam will not nermlt the!
peace treaties hitherto concluded to!
be a hindrance to the conclusion of a
general peace !
"Its particular aim Is that nul J
representative bodies shall be formed1
u.n. . . .
Immediately on a broad basis ln tho!
Baltic itrovlnces in Lithuania and Po-I
. j ... ... i
land. e Will lirotnofo the ronltvn
tlon of necessary preliminary condi
tions therefor without delay by the in
troduction of civilian rule
"AH these lands shall regulate their
constitutions and their relations with I
neigliboritm neoides without evternni
"In the matter of International poli
cies, I have taken a clear stand
through the manner In which the for
mation of tho government was
brought about. I'pon my motion, lead
ers of the majority parties wero sum
moned for direct advice.
"It was my conviction, gentlemen,
that unity of Imperial leadership
should bo assured not only through
mere schismatic party allegiance by
tho different members of the govern
ment. I considered almost still more
Important the unity of Ideas. I pro
ceeded from this vlow point and have,
In making my selections, laid greatest
weight on thri fact that the members
of tho new imperial government stand
on a basis of a Just peace of Justice,
regardless of tne war situation, and
(Continued on rage 4, Col. S.)
SPANISH "FLU" IS
nr Tllin nmnirnn
Ur IffU 5UUIItK5
PRIVATE'S LANIGAN AND ANDER
SON, BOTH OF OTTAWA, DIE IN
ARMY CANTONMENTS AFTER
FALLING VICTIMS OF DISEASE.
Spanish influenza has taken as its
toll the lives of two Ottawa bovs who
were in their country's service. These!
deaths occurred in wllely separated;
.sections, where the young men were
taking training in two of the govern
The dead soldiers are:
Private William Lanigan of Camp
Private Harold Anderson of Camp
Both were well-known Ottawa young
William Lanigan, aged 27 years, son
of . Mr. and Mrs. Martin V. Lanigan,
c-ast Joliet street, nmi nn nf
-.nC nusiiiuti hi camp urant after a
short illness from Spanish Influenza.
The first news of Private Lanigan's
illness arrived in Ottawa Friday night
at 10 o'clock, In a telegram from thj
The soldier's father left on the- rtrst
train Saturday morning, and arrivsl
at me camp In the afternoon. Late
"Saturday night a second messaee -as
rcct"ived ln Ottawa announcing bis
Private Lanigan, who was an ex
tremely healthy and rugged sort of a
chap, had been in the service since
June, having been Inducted th
the local exemption board. His health
was very good and illness was almost
unknown to him. l ast week ho u:,E
"wn nc naa
s,rirkeu w'h the disease, which baa
l)rovP" such a terror to the count rv
mi-1"1'1 i past severa vears
! Surviving he leaves his parents six
i brothers Sgt. John T, Pvt. Martin V.
James Edward, Robert and Mathew;
snd four sisters, Mary, Ester, Anna
Jane and I.eonore.
The body arrived in Ottawa thisi
morning on the 11:20 lioek ui.,,t i
'ml -n- ' ...."...,, u. om-amuK uie !pan-
" " u.it-. iiy l0 me ratniiy
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow mornfnn- nf u r
- v 1 u i mi n i i i in i
M. (olumbas Catholic church and
burial will be irrrrde in fit. Columba's
cemetery.. The funeral service will
ebducted with full military honors.
Harold Anderson, aged 21 years,
"on of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Anderson,'
Gill West Jefferson street, died Jiis
morning ut !t o'clock at Cam) She
man, Ohio, after a short illness from
the dread disease. News of the death
reached Ottawa about in o'chx k in a
telegram to the dead boy's parents.
. nfwlr(la' ninri
Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. An-
, rcrf!!ved a telegram announc-
tl,e ""loua illness of their son.
Y "rst ad re-
ceivetl ' his iUl,ess- Nu other word
rB.me .thro"fi'i until this morning,
i IVMrin ri d AnntU ....... i
iicnui nun tllUIOUIlceil.
0 stored the service In
ana was a member of the
hm,nd. K"'"'i't. 1-"U Depot Ilrig-
"KR. ror the nast two venrs h. taA
v 'fm;l0-VM l)rnkenmn on the
,,C , ( , ('"!ral' ,wi,h ''"'unarters
at t, ivrla. Oh ii it.. ,., ,n.....i..
; - ' ".mi. mieeuy
i from his home in Ohio
fiaroiu Anderson was th m..0
son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Anderson.
. a 'rn 1,1 C1,lca0 tenty one
?,r" , ! , AT' " a,ne to
"awa wlth 1118 ritlllv " i) and
--uv HI5I1T 11 11 1 I I I U M
veara a on
wnen tie went to Ohio to take a posi
tion with the railroad. Me attended
the Ottawa High School for three
years, and during his residence in Ot
tawa mndtv-many friends.
Surviving he leaves his parents, two
brothers, Frieden and Robert, of this
city, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary
Thiennis and Miss Lillian Anderson,
The remains will be Bhlpped back to
Ottawa for burial.
GETS SUMMONS TO
Mrs. John Martin or East Main
street received a telegram thin
lug from tho base hospital at Camp
uimu iniorniing ner that her husband
Is seriously 111 nt the hospital. Mrs.
Martin left at once for Camp Grunt.
LET HIM HOWL
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ISSUES CALL MM MORE DAYS 10
NIMBI IRSESfCOME VOLUNTEER
I Hill niinrmmnr-rkn
DR. PIKE GETS HELP IN COMBAT
TING INFUENZA FROM PA
TRIOTIC YOUNG WOMEN MAY
CALL DOCTORS ON CARPET.
Volunteer nurses who have had pre
liminary training in MrK aid aud the
practical side of mat work will :w.
sist Miss Maruaref Ui.lm. .mhlie
honim nnr.o ,.n,u,.in c
lsti lnmieiua, according to announce-
ment made today by Dr. W .A. Pike,!
city health commissioner, upon whose
shoulders rests the rcsimnsihtlltv nf
breaking a further spread of the dis-; day from bond headquarters. The
ease in Ottawa. statement says steps 'are being taken
The scarcity of nurses, mcall of! la rake in (he sla(.ker3 u r,,,d8.
Ottawa a trained young women being ...
in Red Cross rsnks with the army. Ottawa is lagging aud Is far behind,
makes it .imperative that Dr. Pike cU 'liodulo in the Fourth Liberty Loan'
for volunteers. Ill- lirst appeal se-j drive, but Chairman (iriggs and hi;;'
cured replies from Miss Mae Kelly of. band of co-workers fur this district
Clinton street and Miss Pearl Bayne.are convinced that an extra (spurt
They will pitch in and assist Miss' will awaken our people to their duty
Ruba. w ho, since the outbreak, has j and by Saturday, Oct. 12, Colunibu.'
been worked to human limits In try-1 day. our quota may be reached. Word
ing to care for the large number of
people who are constantly demanding
Many cases have been reported to
Dr. Pike, but the number of exlstaut
victims would not be given out by the
commissioner, who said he preferred
having nothing said about that. He;
did give a report, showing that 10 per
cent of the victims are under 12 years
of age, l!o per cent are between the
ages of 12 and IS years and the re
maining GO per cent are people
While many of the doctors are per
forming their duty by sending in re
ports on all cases discovered by them,
some of their number, according to
Dr. Pike, are ignoring tho regulations.
He promised io use strenuous steps
in bringing the medics to time, say
ing he has gotten tired of the inatten
tion given orders by his colleagues.
A message announcing that their
son, Seaman William Andrews, was
seriously ill In the naval hospital ut
Seattle, Wash., caused Mr. and Mrs,
.1. A. .Andrews, of 11: First avenue, to
take the first Pacific Coast train for
the west last night.
Seaman Andrews enlisted at tho
Great Lukes, but later was transfer
red to Seattle. Ho beoanie sick a few
days ago and Sunday afternoon his
parents received a message his con-
dltion wna serious.
He was taken 111
with Spaniah lnfluen.a which Is be-
lleved to have developed fnto pneumonia.
STEPS ARE NOW BEING TAKEn
TO RAKE IN SLACKERS AND'
EXPOST THEM TO PUBLIC. !
e P-mou tor voluntary SUhser.p-
,jons t0 n,,. l'.,,,..!, i ;,,.,., r(1 .,.
expire Saturday, Oct. 12, according io!
the following statement sent out to-
has gone out that Saturdav Oct 1" ;
is the final day for voluntary contrt-i
butions. After that date the Ottawa!
committee must go after the slackers,1
and go after them hard. 1
"There is no use denying the fact.
that, the wealthier neonlo nf ntiiiu..1
have miserably failed in their
and have in many instances taken a!
few paltry bonds that would lie on a
par with the generous contributions'
of many ware-earners of this city,1
Here is what they are doing in the 1
Start After Rich Slackers
"Members of tho stock
chance, backed by J. P. Morgan
anil other leaders in finance, are
centering their attention on
7,uD0 persons of means who
the belief of the campaign com
mittee, have failed to subscribe
their share an.l are demanding
that each of them pledge at least
UO.omi to the Fourth Liberty
"If it were not for the genuine loy
ally of red-blooded Americans who are
giving Iheir lives and their money the
Liberty Loan would have a rough
road to travel.
"The wolcoiuo news of Saturday
that the Teutonic crowd hud tiskeii
tor peace proposals from the allies
should only be the means or renewed
activity en the part of our people to
buy bonds and buy them freely, for
this Is (he best proof or our loyalty
and tho oiI means to win a decisive
"This present week will wind up
the voluntary plan of subscription.
(Continued on page 3, col. 3.)
THAT GEHflQY PAY
MOi AM BOOH
Washington, Oct. 7.
waited this afternoon for
speak On the chief executive's desk in the White
t I V
BY BOARD OF REVIEW
ATTEMPT TO COLLECT $900,000 IN
BACK TAXES KNOCKED OUT
SUIT TO KNOCK OUT REVIEW
ING BODY GOES BY BOARDS.
Troubles that have beset the Mat
theissen estate were wiped away this
morning when the board of review an
nounced it would not assess any back
taxes against the deceased La Salle
millionaire's property. The decision
came after a long tight prompted by
an attempt to collect in back taxes
tin amount In excess of 1900,000. In
the wake of the claim came a suit for
quo warranto in an effort to nullify
all the acts ofUie board of review be
cause of its alleged illegal political
complexion two members being
Democratic and one Republican,
where the law says there should be
two Republicans an! only one Demo
With the announcement that the '
board of review had withdrawn ifR I
claim came one from tho Tuni,inu., '
estate dismissing the quo warranto
proceedings A statement given out
by representatives of the Matihiessen
"The board of review derirleit this
morning to levy no back lazes against)
the estate of the late Frederick W i
-M.i'tniesen. a showing was ma le; dent had been in cable touch with
that after his gifts to the community ' Paris and London and that his an
were taken into consideration, the wer when made would satisfy ,11
amotintof contributions to the various i he allies
municipalities would have equalled if Must Indemnify Conquered People
not exceeded the full amount of taxes ; Washington. Oct. 8. - A joint re
which would have been levicH if t. ,,, , j mi . i
had given In all of his personal prop
erty. In addition thereto, it was
stated some days ago by M, A. Bron--'011,
chairman of the board, that, in
iifs opiniion, '.Mr. Matihiessen bad
given In about the same proportion
for taxation as all other people gave
in. Mr. Griggs, attorney for the es
tate, stated to the board that all the
returns made for Mr. Matihiessen
were made in fact by Mr Griggs and
were accepted by Mr. Muithiessen on
the assurance of Mr. Griggs that the
amount given In was in fair propor
tion to the assessment of other peo
ple Every schedule presented by Mr.
Matihiessen contained the statement
that he believed it to b in fair pro
portion to all other assessments and
by implication at least stated that
there was no pretense that he had
given In Tor taxation the full amount
of his personal property.
A large delegation came from
Salle and protested agaius, any
sessment whatever Tor back taxes
the ground that an a 4SPis;ili'ilir u mil. I
be an imputation against Mr. Mat
thiessen's honor, and the entire dele
gation were a unit In stating to the
board that Mr. Matthlessen was a man
of absolutely unblemished honor.
"Owing to the large amount of tier-
sonai property inventoried as in
possession of Mr. Matihiessen at
time of his death, the board Increased
the eslate assessment to such an ex
tent us would produce $."o,(nin in taxes.
The quo warranto proceedings testing
the validity of the organization of
board will be dismissed."
BOARD ORDERED TO
SEND 6 TO BRADLEY
A call for six men to go to Peoria
to take a special training course a'
the Bradley Polytechnic Institute was
received today by the local exemp
tion board. The call wus reported
through the press several days ago
and there have already been twelve
mru volunteer to Ml the call,
The nation's capital
Mouse repose two notes
one from Germany and
the other trom Austria.
They united in an appeal to the Presi
dent to "take up the bringing about
of peace" and to invite the warring
nations to "send plenipotentiaries for
the purpose of opening negotiations''
for that purpose.
Beside them was the rough draft
of a reply which the President will
make in the near future.
Officials said that the reply "will
hit the central powers another blow,
between the eyes.' General official
comment everywhere agreed that the
President would not accept the Teu
tonic proposal because it was design-'
ed to rob the allies of their right to
end the war on terms to suit human
ity, instead of by "negotiation and
The German note which was signed
by Prince Maximilian was presented
by the Swiss charge to the President
in person. It did not follow the usual
diplomatic channels thru the hunda
of Secretary Lansing. Thte, for a
time, gave rise to a belief that there
were two notes, one signed by the
Kaiser and the other by his Imperial
It. was, however, explained that
there was only one note, and that it
in no way varied from the text as
cabled from Amsterdam last night.
The Austrian note, signed by Bar.ui
l.urlan, Austrian foreign minister, was
!"'esented to Secretary Lansing by the
Swedish minister, alnd Immediately
transmitted to tho Wiitto uu.
Just when the President's retilv will
go forward was not known.
White House officials said It could
be expected "very soon." In some
quarters there was a belief that it
be conrplotea Within a few
It, was assumed that the Pre ,i-
nited States on record as opposed to
peace negotiations or arnnsti-.
before the German armies und navy
are surrendered unconditionally was
introduced in the Senate thls"nftT
noon by Senator McComber, of North
Dakota. The McComber resolution
wa3 presented at ihe conclusion of :
lengthy discussion of the German and
Austrian peace proposals, durin?
which the belief was expressed by
Senators Lodge G. O. P. leader and
Chairman Hitchcock, of the Foreign
Relations Committee, that the Pr s
blent will promptly, reject Ihe pro
position of the central powers.
Tho resolution was referred to tho
Senate committee on foreign rela
tions. Other conditions set forth in tho
First Thut the Central Pow
ers accept President Wilson'
Second That they pledge repa
ration Tor all wrong.
Third-That all cities and
towns destroyed by their armies
Fourth- That every dollar ev- '
acted from the population of oc
cupied Belgium and France be '
Five That every ship sunk In
violation or International law
Sixth -That Alsace Lorrano and
the $1,i.ii0.ihmmhio indemnity exact
ed from France In 1S"0 be return
ed. Seventh That every crime
committed by the armies of tho
Central Powers In violation or
International law be paid for In
dollars and cents.
"This program contains noth
ing unjust to Germany," Mc
Comber said. They seek a .hut.
peace This Is the only program
on which we can give It to them."
Anxious In Berlin.
Amsterdam. Oct. 8. Berlin streets
(Continued pn page 3, coi. .)