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i 4 WtATHtR Fair tonigHt and Satur. day; no decided change in temp rature. RADER-JOURNA OTTAWA FREE TRADER Established 1I4 OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 118 If 1F1FUEE T . TRICE, TWO UJSX'1S. " OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, TKIDAyTj ANUAUV 10, l'Jltf. l- i f A BERT GOVERNMENT DECLARES HI; l1"!?! cpmCiRtfUKItU U. t. Dl NlrLUItKO WHICH IS THE SPOKESMAN FOR RUSSIA? INC CAPITAL IN STATE OF V:OMEN JOIN FORCES WITH LOYAL MEN OF GERMANY LOCAL E ICE CROP IS READY FOR HARVtST: NEED CRITICAL HOUR NEAR BIG IRKING FORCE I i CHANCELLOR ISSUES URGENT APPEAL FOR PEOPLE TO GET BEHIND GOVERNMENT AND WREST CONTROL FROM SPAR TACIDES. Copenhagen, Jan. 10.-A state of siege has 1m n proclaimed at Berlin by tho F.beri government, said a 'lis patch from that city Many women have joined the vol unteer army tiKlitini; tho Spartacides Several hundred persons were or wounded in the tiv htinu outside ' the Wolff Bureau and the Anhalt sta tion on UWnesday. Government Threatened. Says Ebert Berlin, Jan. 9, via Copenhagen. Jan j."The hour of ihe decision is a; kin." .i.whirixl Chancellor hi, or EIGHTY OR NINETY WORKERS WILL START CUTTING CROP ON I. & M. CANAL ICE BETWEEN TEN AND ELEVEN INCHES IN THICKNESS. 1. Two benefits will result from th' Ottawa. 1"! & r'uel Company's deter initiation to tie-in harvesting their an i r ol ice from til llll.ll V tun & M. ( anal tomorrow. Store houses will l,u replenished lor next Summo. and eighty or nin.y men win ne ,imi emiiloymeiit at good wages. a , in. inn -i-iiii ni was wade at company s ollice today mat in a proclamation issuo.i ' -- i- i of Herliu today. It follows: "CitUMw: The '-.partacides arc fighting for power. The gov. ri.mcnt which Intends before ten days havi elapsed to settle its d-sth;. by , v vote of the people, is threatened. f' loss the Suprtacldes shall re over ronie the people will not have an P portunity to give voice to their opir, ionn. Where the Spartuoidea -ire i; control freedom and security at, dead, the press has been ovcrpoweivi iind, all tratne. has been blocked up In parts of Berlin there have bee; Ki-wtv nitrates and in other part ,v, r-iil'.i-iiM hick water and light. Ho:'. soldiers and civilians are wi.hoin . .. t. . ...,t;.tt.nt mill resold! '1. doming. 'v ' 1,1,1. v,,iir daces. Force can only ,Us.i liv f.-rce. The hour ol tin decision is approaching. Foreigners Safe . m .Inn. AH foreigner rt.lll?ll (71 V... - In Berlin are safe, said a wlreles dl patch from that city today. Man have taken refuge in the neutral lean Hons. Government troops are pro tectlng them. Eight Lost on British Boat. Hmdon, Jan. 1" The British steamship Northumbria. from Lain more, was sunk by a mine ell Mn'.d.o. borough today. There were some stir vivors, but eight persons are Know, to have lost their lives. The Northumbria was a ship c 4 215 tons and hailed from London. Bulshevik Chief Fleet. Zurich. Jan. -Hobcd Kmil Kb h horn, Iwlshevik chief of police or Rer- who refused to accept uimhi-..-the Kbert government, has Nee from too city, said a dtspa.cn no,, the German capital today. bakefTsays yank allotments are paid the, the men would begin cutting HI tlie muiinob. Markers are no ai woltt laying oiu liih ice menaratory to Uio biKtur w" of lloaliiiK the large caKes 10 t. house near Chestnut .-treui. a r.ninried thickiiesB of trom leu ui eleven inches, ail uniform ice oi ex ceptional Quality, gives- o.iHiuiD vi the company line prospects ior an cedent harvest. a. ioi.il of r!.:-or tons will be reuuu- d to meet all Ottawa's lived lot- commercial uml home consumeiion. lien the crop is in Ihe large stoic hUM!S are lllled to their roots, nui thin does not constitute tlie companj s a hole losk. Not withtnandnm mat there is a growins possiuiilty oi ui. aloons beiiiK l't out of tiuslness next Inlv. which means the breweries win have no further use for their storage plants here, preparation. have to ue made for taking care of these two big users of b e ill case there should be a slip that will. In some manner, keep ihe baited States out of the dry column. S. veral hundred tuns are neces sary to lill the brewery ware houses on both the north and west sides oi the city. Many men are now filing applies tiot-.s for employment on uie i.iu.i. where the cutters start tomorrow. FEDERAL PLATE BACK TO OLD STANDARD SAND COMPANIES REPORT NO DIFFERNCE FROM FORMER WINTERS. Ottawa labor conditions are as promising as can be expected in mid winter. Factory owner today hit hard the bugaboo which has been traveliun Ihroughoiit the country the past few weeks that, factories wen clositiK down every place becatis there was not enough work to keep them going. Ottawa manufacturers declare the outlook here is the same as for urin winter past, and no more men are out of work than are Idle practically every winter, with the exception oi last year, when most factories were kept running nitrht and day to lill war contracts. Soldiers Given Right of Way. At the Federal Plata !hiss Works ,.i,. m,.i ninn havini; outside jobs IAMFS MURRAY. ONE TIME LOCAL RESIDtlM I. DIES AT KANKAKEE lln, by- James Murray, a former well known Ottawati, who for a number of yeari resided on Columbus stree'. li"d yes terday in Kankakee, where he had re sided for several years. He left hen about, ten years ago. It!.. ,.!,- cn-tlnn:' re'lilliOS U I'O t WO iii.-. .n i , 1. 1 . . . . I T .. cousins, John Murray ami .iaiii.-s Parker, of this city. The remains will be shipped back to Ottawa for burial, and the funeral services will he held tomorrow morn ins at ! o'clock at St. Columbus ( hurch. i, wnrk cannot be carried on m ,,itr time have been laid off. All sob.li.-is are given back tneir om i-o-Bitions as they return honw from the army, and conditions are practK-mi ih. s:i.nw as ill every past winti r....,ii.,. fur uia-k have been .Many a " made here recently. Closed for Invoice. Thn Sunders Brothers factory h 4Ar their annual invoicing, but ... . . in :w sMHin a.-; mis Will oe tpeu7i "" - i. ..,t.i.tiii This is an an W OI K 1 inn-i. mini custom, to close the plant tin ...... rj or,,rv .binuarv fi.r an invoice 1 1 1 n i. v v. - . .- . i i.vii-miinL" or the ma alia geneuw n chinery. Outside Men Laid Off. t the Chicago Retort and Fir. n.i, Cnimianv it was stated today ., ....... ii,.. mini l oi ii work that ma i oiu.v in i"- , i. ,..,rriil on in the wintei rii ninn. ev . ...... - ,.-r not working. These position ill ),.. Liven back to the men, as i n... ,,,ki urn everv vear, as soon as th. spring weather sets in. Many appli ..... u linen received Inn cai ions iia e- in - Tciiions recently. Ml of the sand works in and around -Ottawa have been closed down dm :.. ,v, ..inter months, with the exeep ui i.ut- " - no,, of the dry sand plants, when ii,,,,. nm u-orkinu very light shift .. . alu'.ivs closed dur- 1 p.ese in.ur.n .1... the winter months. They will b. ,..,..,,,.,1 .nin.in as soon as the spring weather breaks. Many Apply for Work. iii nlications foi 1 no ninn , ..-..,1, nr.. explained as existing prac n.,itv everv winter when out sid i f'.. ,wB Because last year ori IUU.--1 v . nvilln'ile man was ke)it wor .in hnvK become alarm. d at 111 l; i" '! - . . , .. :..., r. linif. idle oeriod aim the usual w ini i ' i, i. .1,1 i-iluir troab'.e dill urM ireiiien oft ing the next few months. h , ,r i - u Ifliii . i. wm ytefw my iA HmLm ... . yMzMm gas mm off. I nif nrn nnmrn 01 innrMIT MANY Ah H r IN rKr V r ii nil I unuLu I uuiuuiuui ni-iiii- UHllLi klbUI SHOT DOWi RIOTS Copenhagen, Jan. lO.-Carl Liebknecht, lead er of the Spartacicle faction, was wounded by a hand grenade in Berlin Thursday. No further par- ticulars could be obtain- N.I.L&T.E IVIPLOYE OTTAWA YOUNG MAN LISTED AS SEVERELY WOUNDED WRITES HE NOW IS COVALESUNU iin BELGIUM. OFFICERS ; FOR EARLY IRlALSjAI WIYSIIC'S MEET CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE ELDREDGE CALLS DOCKET WITH RESULT WAY IS MADE CLEAR FOR LOT OF BUSINESS JANUARY TERM. OTTAWA FRATERNAL ORGANIZA TION HAS BIG MEETING LA &AI.I.E COUNTY LODGES SENC ' DELEGATIONS. Washington. Jan. lu.-A sweepui .mUm ilireeted 111 defense agamst - Congress at the war department be ,.f ttw. nonnavinent of soldier.- or sailors, was made in a letter f urparv Bakbr to Kepresentativ. ' ' Tel.,,,!... M-Viii'V. w;is read in Mann m u.ni.'i.-. - .i.- ifAitco this afternoon. X.11W llFI.--. ii f.,,. Hint thousands of Amrr 1(1 lilt: iu. v .vc were on the iiriug lin tor months Secretary Baker attriVu'ed their failure to receive ineir p.iy. lotments under Jurisdiction oi h.b department had been promptly paid. he added. Mann replied that unless commun; .ia rereived by him and other . .. members of Congress nnssia.e ..-- facts" the secretary is "in error in believing that allotments payable by -he war department are being made promptly and are not in arrears." LLOYD GEORGE AND AIDS Urr run rnmo ndon. Jan. lO.-Premier Lloyd A. Boilar Law and George M. lrnes of the British ieace commission will leave for Paris to- a t Rnifn.ur. the British for- eigtn secretary, and Earl Reading are r n p. TO CONTINUE V w ----- AS ROOSEVELT S PAH I Y OTTAWA MARINE ARRIVES IN U. b. a. Chicago, Jan. 10. The Republican ,.,,,-iv Mill en in-fore the country next ..... r.. vear as the party oi itoosevcu.. This is the decision of Republican limner here today for the meeting of the national Republican committee Tho committee met tixlay in a me morial to the lalo Theodore Roosevelt. Resolutions deploring the death of the former leader and advocating the holding of a non-partisan memorial ,day on Jan. V. or 2(1 were to ne adopted. For the first time in the history of the national party com mittee meetings two women attended. They were Mrs. Medill McCortnlcK. chairman of the woman's Republican committee, and Mrs. Josephine Cor liss Preston of Olympia, Wash. V.,!' ,i I'.TMl Sll. Iliu it i .11 IS. ' ,t r,.. pi-.(M a etter irom uei r.mi Mir, i, - .. ii..,.. iii-iii ui :i memoer in I'l iva.e i . i ur- , - .11,,, 1'nited States Marines, who wa.s i..,i in neiion Sent. n. w nen a piece of shrapnel lodged in lus abdo men informing her that he had ar rived safely in the Cnitod Sta es and was now in a naval hospital at Ports mouth, Va. ii.. uiMte.t he would be unable to re turn home until after he had under gone another operation, which will l.e for more than a month. Private Prudish has received no tmail from Ottawa for five momhs. With the continuance of more thai. half a hundred untried Circuit t-i.un cases, Judge Kldredge yesterday aft ernoon made the first, important ste; toward getting tho county's liii-'hes! tribunal into action when the Jan- ... - ..I n,..'l uarv term is omciauy opeueu n.-. Monday. Besides entering orders passing this large number ot pending suo many or which are represented ui t-.,urt by members ol the leuislature from this district. Judge Kluredg. .i-nn vassed the calendar and picket! f,.iv.iin-u.. ciises for tna; during Villi ll'llji','-.. the next few weens. the tirs' w u P.h brought UP for hearing Jan. Appeals will also be yanked out ol the dockets for hearing during mat week. (,n Jan. Ti. Feb. 3 and Feb. in more suits will be aired l.elore mo jm). assuring the teim a busy grind miti, they are all disposed of and verdicts returned. Tho bar was well represented at ... n the session yesterday a-nenioon. a ...... announcing that cases win e ... ways seiving to get the lawyers nuo court, in large numbers, d lo re was .. ..eiiiar, n- desire tm the part oi members of the legal lrateraity to gei down to business. For more t.ian a year they have had little oppoiTiiuni to exercise their talent m aiivinm. but ollice work. 1'or that reason t-very man was d.-sinms of aiding tin judge in geMing a lot ot work on. o. his court during the term just to come. Fer,one being alt,ib,e toward that end, the t panels ol jurors or dered to report are assured plenn o, work hearing and deciding cases. The open installation of the Ouaw ..,wi rii-und Itiiho. chanters of tin Mystic Workers of the World, heb i..t.i ..vor.im' iii the Isniglits ol rvuiia ii , 11 u -u a p-i-.-m! success. Some tin. ..,i,ir.t., i-,.i-i iriveii b- state otlicei An excellent program was given by number of the most talented youiu people in tins city- Supreme Kditor Hubert. Toole ex ni-iiiiuu tlie Invenile. insurance work t, d of the organisation. Oepuly Suprenn Master 'Kdu'ar .Streuver explained th i.ivMninci. or beinu a member of th organization, both as a proteciiv measure and for its social featun Ho told the maimer in which the or tani.atiou is standing back of everv ,.in mill Ulillllin W bo entered tiif service of I'ncle Sam during the war Snnreiii.i Banker Al F. Schoch ex ,.:..i.,i,.i tuw tho organization wa: yrnwinit. c- - ... Delegates from the l.a Sadie. I tiea Marseilles mid lira nd Ridge lodge were t, resent. Th., in-italbi.tinn work was done b District Manager Kva Hackeit an i',,.,,iii..i.ir iidrew Kastman o u in i n i- v Tin. eomidete list, of idlieets installe f,,r tho Ottawa and Crand Ridg lodges follows: Ottawa. Frei'i-et - John W asham. Monitor -Mrs. Mary S, mover Secreiary- -Dr. K. A. Kelly, liatiker - l harles Ingham. Marshal-Mrs. Delia Lurdan. Grand Ridge. T'refect -Crace Callup. Monitor -Violet. Fogle. Secretary- S. L. Sutton. Sentinel- Fred 'Stone. Hunker-A. K. Hibbs. Marhal--Tim Fen'ott. Warden- tiladys Dutnen. After a period of several weens . .m-in - which lime not a single cas . .... r, nudity has not been reported, Ottaw: citizens were beginning to draw loin.' breath, thinking that alt uie wounded young men had been le corded. Such however was- not U'e ,.iiv' iniod fortune. News was re ceived here ia.u evening tnai inun Laiwiird Albertun. had beeu sever iv w.innded in action, l'nvale Aiuei ton Is now in a hospital in Belgium r..nvriiii, from the ellects ot a bei mux shninnel wound in the leg ami iioiu a bad poisoning from mustard i iri.-i. Vlherlon bad resided II Htawa for two years before eulerin ,im service and tor a nuntuci u. mimihs bad lieuu employed as a con 111. tor for the Northern Illinois i.igin ' t-.'wrinn i. in laio. i nown here, and has many tneuds who will learn of las wounds, wui relM-ot An ollicial notice has been received i, i mm he war lie nariiiiein ev father, who resides in Raleigh. North muHioi and letters have arrived from the woutub-d Yank himself, tell it- nf the wounds Private Alberton was shot down at r he had been in action 101 :emn time. He was under ternne nre uohi he (iernuin lines when a gas cloud was sent over. His mask was sum fp ..f dm cnmii time he received a 'mil thr.Mi'i'c-! wound in the 1 Vlv..n lie arrived at the hospital tit 1 : . I ... vms in a vo-rv serious coiidii ion uom Im n-nnnil and from the gas. He lias i.iii- n iiiiK enure V rei oei-i n,.n ihn elTects of the gas. but will he patient, at the hospital for several iv.mks before his limb is healed Privnti. Alberton was sent, trom o awa o I .1111 1 i.r.un e.in. in Slimmer with an increment of selects short time later he was sent tc. iico, and almost imu.etbately after ri ivint' overseas was mm u hi1 he firing line. ;ii, Alberton i rela'e.l to 111 Tobr the Morist and came to Ol Famine Grips Be'lin. 'Berlin, Jan. Jan. !) t Delayed) Famine preails here as a result 'if the temporary stoppage of railway traffic into the city by the rebels. No bread has been baked by the public bakeries since Saturday and no food supplies have arrived in sev eral days. This afternoon mobs broke into the .-hops and lo.vt.ed tiiein. Hundreds have beeu killed in Ihe street fighting between the Sparta cide and the government troops. Both sides are receiving heavy re-ui lot ce ments. At li o'clock this afternoon loyal soldiers captured l)Uce headquarters but Robert Kmil Kichhont, the muti nous chief of police escaped. The situation remains critical. iKxcited Berlin agents are overrun ning all of Germany. Spartacees (Juieting Down. Berne, Jan. P Spartacus' demon utv.itinmi ini Berlin are diminishing. s'Mi) govrnment. troops have entered the city and others are enrou-ie. mo government has secured the upper hr.nd, said a dispatch from I.eipsig. Demobilized soldiers are plaving themselven at the disposal of the Ebert government. Demand Financial Guarantees. Berlin. Jan. lt. As a result of the Snartaeiis riois the entente has de manded guarantees from German for the fultilling of financial obligations, the Volks Zeitung said today. Sixty-five Killed by Airplanes. Copenhagen, Jan. 10. Sixty-live net-sons were ki.leii m ueriiu government troops siipporfed by air- idanes that dropped air bombs atop the Spartacides at. the Silecian sta tion. This nitoriiiaiion was mencu from the German capital today. Spurn Hindenburg Offer. Rotterdam, dan. 1". -Field Marshal von Hindenburg his returned to Cas- sel from Berlin, ii was reported trom tho German capital today. Kviilenlly the Kbert government reiused to ac cept. Hindonhurg's offer to defend the capital against the Spartacides. BOTH RIVERS ARE SLOWLY KlbiNU p,fts nai L FOR HELP FROM U. S. VESSEL Ferrel. Spain. Jan. H Two Aus tralian Destroyers that sailed from :h British Naval Station at -Malta are missing in a storm. Another war ship reported today Teceiving a call for help from an American Steamship off Cane Fmlsterre. VUSS FLORENCE OLSON brilUt: ur ouluilii l'riv: CALL ON WILSON TO END MARINE STRIKE Washington, Jan. in Action by President Wilson lo cud .he strike of inariue workers in -New- York harbor was iiiomentarn expecn-u ." "" V,"i,!' House executive odices today. Secretary Tumulty ni-ht cm- niuliiCiifed wiih the chief i-Xi:cutit; by cable, telling hitu of the gravity of the si-ciation and reiiuestiiK him to take soi. us actum looking to the termin.t !:,. of ihe s-rik". awn to work for Mr. l.ohr. MOTHING OFFICIAL ON CO. C'S RETURN NURSE QUIETLY WED TO CHICAGO DOCTOR qtr.KFRS VOTE - m mm. I Y I ft AGAi'iMST AHIVllbllot vow A'nrk. Jan. Id. The striking marine workers this afternoon turned down the proposition to declare an armistice ot forty-eight hours while uteps oculd be taken to settle the dif ficulty. .. . . P. 0. FLAG AT HALF MAST THIRTY DAYS im f the Vox and Illinois rivers iioth of which show Hows of water four feet above normal, are not causing any grave concern ne.e, according to experts who have kept ..i,. foi, r.n both streams for years. The increases are normal at mo . time of year, particularly after slow j er JaUK,R j. Dougherty l..,-o nn,l a lieaVV snOW UlU. . ... ,.,.!,.. curves US l,nci.o . ...i,n in niS Oiuciiii va'ti..,j - - lands along the river are innumUted j o bulldina. re- to some extent. ' u ceive(1 instructions from Washington cause any great apprehension among Ke U .d ii 1K)sll0nice farmers owning lanus near iuciu Announcements have been receive in Ottawa, of the. marriage of Mis; Flop-lire Olson of Moiine, a w.-li known former Ottawa girl, and Corp I,. K. Pilg.-r of lamp Custer, Michi 4tan. The wedding took place Ihurs lav. Dec ::, al tb.e parsonage ot tm ..i i .ui.. .rat, Church in Moiine .T.I IV HI ii'"- Rev. Kdwat.l Kckstrom. paster ot tut church, officiated. The bride is the daughter ol JaeoL Olson of Moiine. who formerly re sided at i..iJ Ottawa avenue. She U a graduate if the Ottawa Townslnr High .School. Corp. l'ilger is the sot ot Mr. and Mrs. J. Pi'-iter of Ramsey ii.,'n. entering the service he wai ioyed as a printer in Ramsey p,-a, ii, allv no let'ers have, been r. ceived in Ottawa during the past two, lays front mei , Some ,,f 'h , -.iiupatiy C. Boys v. i ole it: tin ir !:t j letter;-, saying thr-y would be on their J way home when the let lets were re-1 aav.-d, which has caused the routuor j hat Company C..-is on its way hoiu" ; ..: i ...!., ,l..-..,i,-.l Ibe gtilned wine coMoaiem , I city. 1 Nothing oihciai n.is m-eii hi. ( rt,innrc ,pU the ttme of th- return of lite yQj CHARGES S.rAi infantry. It is more man nn-. i hit if the Cotiioativ ('.. hoy- were Tin j the ocean the fact would hav. been; ,-,,.-,,. that know n before this. I Wa.umgton, , 'an. 1 ' -- 1 ' , ... ,.r i-, 1,-tior-i were received v1.-,,',n,t is ;.uciiiho-s AnnoiiiH enu'llt was made ye.-terday the m in iag.- I' Miss Florence Dun daughter of Rubert Duncan. .'41 Third aveiHic and Dr. It. N. Hester of Shcri'l.in. which too.. pUo e in C.u c,ig ) Jan. 4 Miss Duncan is a regis tered nurse and fur ,-v.vi ra. eat sid'-d in Chi. ago. where she took ,er norM-'s training- Dr. H.'s'.r ;s -'i niiat; i'ii st' ian. ENGLAND INTRIGUES in Ottawa from mourners oi tne v om ;nny last week, stating' that th bo' s fourteen feaie n.siinir at a comp in soutaein p.nninatioii to France. . - Th., liirht nvereas mail during tne oust two weeks, has been cotter;.! and letters have not b"en nn'ohed -r.'ui boys in any of the division- I .ie hv'k of mail has not been on lined 'o the bovs of the l'J''m a. one. has been reported. fry tne Free Traiir .lournai want-Ad lor resnlU. morTino dilay the police I employed as a printer in flag at half for a ihthki oi cmro ... fror. , j .rti..,..t trt inn niit!Mry 1V- " act.:'!. I're-i.icui A.lsons rii,.-ii..i;s and his de- ,'.-c:it future v arA . i ,,, , it .ins. were uu" ; t.ru a e au.ii.- ' i.y fir Ivltuund von Mach. tormcrb o;' i,.,rv. r: Cniver.-ity. ''of" uw 'im-.te propoeamU prebin? cotnmtuee i,.,. iv Von Mach. now a Mane far- ,ner aro.i he said to defend hr'l- .otf fiom cbarg. s of uislcyalty. SlS Tleoaor;velt. Otuw-a about four years a,o. 1 " ' Clulnn Fish. m Qt'tCK KftiTS TUT THE i F,vinL, fisU nlv cbietly found fib'ng W VT 1 APS IN T'H- KKKK j he'truJe path of the North Atlantic. TIUDEii-JOUP-S'AL.. " -J I ftlready there.