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OTTAWA FREE TRADER Established 1840 WEATHER. Rain tonight and Satur day; rising temperature Saturday. REE TRADER-J.OTJRN A JL OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 1880 volume a. -mo. - OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, I'KIDAY, .MAlfCIl II, 191U. THICK, TWO CENTS. (Ml IV MAYORALILY RACE I "OFF AGAIN, ON AGAIN," IRED BY STORIES, CARR MAY DECIDE TO STAY TO FINISH WILL SOON DECIDE UNDER CROSS FIRE FROM THREE i ANGLES, SUCCESSFUL CANDI-, DATE WILL MAKE KNOWN, ; PROBABLY SATURDAY, HIS! FINAL DECISION DRAWAL. ON WITH- The mayoralty race "(iff again, on again, phase today with 'bo from Attorney Robert it-sumc 1 the gone again" annoiiiieeiio tit Carr. nomi nated candidate, who vesterday wa deeply considering withdrawing, that be is almost determined to ".-tatid and run it out down to the "ire, elec tion day. .Mr. (.'S'.1T made this siatemt nt a rejuewt-ntative of the Free Trader Journal after he had been inteiro gated ujion his plans for tlte Centre "Certain developments base aris en," said Mr. Carr. "which make tin teel today as though 1 will .stand pat. but an Jtit I am not prepared to givv any definite staieuient upo.i the tnat ter. As Moon as I teach a conclusion a to what couise I intend pur.-.iii.'t: I will make my decision known to tin public." Under Cross Fire. Mr. Carr, political leaders aver, is itnder cross lire from three different singles. His home and family, pulling the strongest, draw him one way, and. as claimed by -Mr. Carr himself, there is justification for that Inlluence over hint. Then his cohorts and henchmen -men responsible in the lirs: place lot his entering (ho primary as a candi datedo mil want him to draw dt.vvi. his name, and are bringing what pres sure they can hear to make him stay in to the finish. Thirdly,, and the one reason tin: lias given him almost a resolute h termination to finish in the finals, i ' the report trom political enemies h Is being forced to "hack down" o avoid defeat April 15. These stories, which are accredited to rival camps, though stoutly denied on all sides, ate resitonsible for Mr. Can's looking at his proposed withdrawal from a dif ferent, ligth. Within the course ol the next twenty-four hours he will de termine just how far these ropon--have influenced him. Edgcomb is Noncommittal, John Fdgenmb. who lost the notr.i nation to Mr. Carr by three voles. 1 noneominittnl on all points concern ing his acceptance or rejection of the nomination in case Mr. Carr decides to pull out of the contest, leaving the plum subject to his 'bidding. His at titude is pronounced by friends as the only sportsmanlike course to pursue in view of present circumstances. 1U could not be actised of influencing Mr. Carr's decision in any way by fol lowing out his adopted course on this momentous municipal iiuestion. Name Income Tax Court Washington, .March 14 Creation of a "Court of hist resort" to act up on Income tax disputes was an nounced this afternoon. It will con sist of six members with Dr. T. S. Adams of Yale University as chair man. Two "John Does" $6.60 Two "John Does" were arrested by the police in the -business district last evening, too much under the influence of liquor to tell their own names. They were looked up in the city jail over night, and their hear ing before Judge Koenig was set for late this afternoon. Uncle Eben. "Some men Is so tremendous po lite, no mutter whut happens," said Uncle Eben, "flat dey kinder gives you de notion tint mebbe dey's jes' a lit tle hit deceitful." - t - Ad in the Free Trade il for Quick Results HAVE YOU $640.68? BANK REPORTS SHOW HIGH DEPOSIT MARKL PER CAPITA WOULD BE ABOVE FIGURE. IF EVERYONE HAD HIS SHARE $7,688,191.20 STORED IN CITYS FINANCIAL INSTITU TIONS. in spite of the loverly I. (an bands, and the numerous war relief funds Ottawans have been calietl upon to contribute :o during the pa t yvar, the deposits ill 'he loci batiks wife larger yesterday thai, at any lime dining the history of the city. There was a total of $7. US',' H I .2" deposited in the four city banks, divided as fol lows: Firs! Nut ional . . . National City ... Ottawa II. and T. I'ei. pie's T. and IS .W.VST.iH ;7 1,71 !t.r. .x7, 11(2.2.1 2U,:i.'a.4:i Total This would make deposited for each child in de t py., The extremely among the fai tie rs $7,i;s.s,l'Ji.2'.i a total of IH '.Us man, woman and pro: is porous aid to year be re-1 in de-,' 1 also I -.loio-iliie for the lar. e ineroas posits. The workingmen ha In en drawing large w ages during tiiethroi war and bunking a part ol their earn .n.gs 1 nth week. This, togiher wbli he spirit of general thrift, which fol lowed the sale of the W. S. S. and Liberty loan bonds, has caused the coffers of inch, bank to bulge wi'l. ;-ash. The general 'impression since the Liberty Loan campa ii; n were first- in lugiirated was that the deposits of the hanks would gradually decrease and that there was a local shortage of money as a result of tile liberal manner "in which the Ottaw ans have been contributing to these bond saels. Ill ruality .people who were never known to save before have been sav ing since the bond sa.es, ami the aaiiks ha', e passed through their most prosperous ytar. BAD WEATHER CUTS RECITAL ATTENDANCE About "mi people attended (he- re cital given last evening in the aditi turiitm of the high school. The two artists, (llenn Dillard (!unn and Mine. Klse llarthan-Ai-eiult, delighted, all who heard them. The recital was given under the auspices of the music department, of Pleasant. View Luth eran .College to raise a fund to pur chase, a pipe organ for the college chapel. Mme. Ibinhan-.Vretidt is a vocalist of wide rang.' and great, power. Her voice was silvery and at the same time possessed great strength. Mr. Gimn is a concert pianist of no mean ability, and proved himself to be on,' of the most, brilliant, performers ever heard on an Ottawa platform. His technique was marvelous. In addition to being a concert pian ist. .Mr. (limn is leader of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. SON IS RELEASED ' FROM U. S. ARMY Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Davis. 1.11a West Main street, that their son. Sergt. J. I. Davis, has been discharged from the army and is now on hip way home to spend a few days with relatives and friend:'.. Sergt. Davis enlisted in Company F, Sixth Illinois Infantry, at the be ginning of the war. He was assigned to the aviation section as a. photog rapher and was sent to the aviation camp at Rochester, N. Y. Before being discharged Sergt. Dav,..was transferred several times. 'O.'i Nine Prison Camp -'es 10U day Washington. March 1, in (lerman prison lh thijj afternoon. CUV SAFEGUARDED PHiQCpN WATERWAY BILLHOLD PR MAR Y I I 1 1 I J Lb ; B . I m i f -r- mm t MAINS! FLOODS GOVERNOR LOWDEN'S PLAN TO MAKE SAME WATER LEVELS AS ESTABLISHED BY GOVERNOR DUNNE LAW. Fears Unit ot a v. ;i would be subject lloods. and cxi'te -iifly high wyler quieted dow n ys sentaUoii in botii ttuie of Governor an for building a i tile year round wen ! t i-i'i I :l y wiih i lie pr I houses of t !: Ice:.. Uiwdon's revised p deep waterway. T The bill establishes Ottawa similar to in tiie Dunne No. Z it a minion dollar' y stems will be saved wati r levels ai those embodied plan. Through worth of sewer from destruction. I It. was intimated when the legislu i tiwi machinery was set to work on the bills, four in number, that if haste is used in getting them turned out jwerk on the waterway will be able j to start next fall. This would insure employment of hundreds of men. The bill, as proposed, provides for a S0, ! 1 1 fl.eeo proposition, under the bend i issue already authorized by the state, lit provides use of the "river route" I between the 1 oekport power plan; and I the head of navigation on the Illinois 1 River at La Salle, wi'h long lock:-, and 'at least an eight-foot channel, with a ! fourteen toot depth if necessary. The latter contingency is based upon what j the feedral government may do when I it dredees u channel in the Missis j sii-pi River. Must Get Federal Permit. Before anything can be done by the cgislature the federal government. h the war department, must issue a. required permit, covering 'he llowage from Lake Michigan. Statements bv Director Frank I, Dennett and of Superintendent of Wa terways AVilliam I.. Sai'kett. who re cently have returned from Washing ton, indicate that such a permit may reasonably be expected. "If the legislature gives us quick action on the bill we have prep-ired." said Mr. Dennett, and federal otlicia'.s apprave. as 1 think they will, we can start, work on this great, project early this fall and give employment to hun dreds of men. "Unir bills will be required to earn out our plans -one authori.ing the! construction of the waterway; one providing for the bond i-sue in pay ment, of construct ion ; one providing for the appproprialion, and one pro viding for a resurvey of the Illinois and Michigan Canal to establish its definite limits, it being necessary at points to merge the canal into the larger channel proposed and at. other points to utilize it as a feeder to in dustries, and to prin'ide hailior and terminal facilities for boats navigat ing the larger waterway." Changes in New Bill. William L. (Satketl, superintendent of waterways, recited the previous ef forts to start the canal, and said: "In October. 1MI7, Coventor Low den at;ain sought, federal authority to start the work. Kngineers were em ployed, objections of federal engi neers were considered, and it was found a new bill was required. The bi'd now prepared presents a plan which accords with the general scheme recommended by federal en gineers iir connection with the im provement of the rivers of the mid dle west. "The river route proposed in the law of 1!il.7 is adhered to, but does not include as a fixed part of the plan the portion of the Illinois and Michi gan Canal from Joliet to the Illinois River, it now .being proposed to use the river route entirely unless unfore seen complications arise, in which event the state is authorized to con struct, channels outside the river. Kliminating the canal plan reduces the number of locks by four, contem .plating but. four locks the entire dis tance of sixty miles from l-ockport to Ui Salle. Locks to Be 110 Feet Wide. "The present bill provides for locks lib feet wide with a useable length of tlOo feet, capable, of passing fleets carrying five to seven thousand tons of freight. The present, bill eliminates all engineering detail, authorizes the construction of the waterway, fixing only general dimensions and water levels at two points only, Joliet and Henotawa where the greatest change in Lxtruhjf, particular will be made. "Tlia general dimensions of the wa- 0 E M 0 C R AT S TOSOLONS ASKED TOTflff CALL IS ISSUED TO NOMINATE TWO ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS TOWN ELECTION WILL BE HELD APRIL 1. With two assistant .supervisors to be selected at tie- coining township election, a call is issued today for a Di-iiKicratie primary to be held Sat urday afternoon. .Vincli ''1. Only one voting place- will be n;;iied, the pri mary being conducted by agreement of candidates in the basement of the Hotel Ottawa. The lion rs of voting will be from noon until 7 o'clock and will be participated in by Democrats only. The terms of Assistant. Supervisors Kdward Burns and Thomas J. Davy expire April 1. and as both are candi dates to succeed t heiuselves they probably will be renominated without opposition. So far no opposition to either of the present incumbents has been mentioned. 1:' the Hi ,-publii ans place candidates in the tie-id they will nominal!) them uiuit-r the old caucus plan. The election will be held Tuesday, April 1. REPORT YANKS AND JAPANESE IN CLASH ON CHINESE SOIL Washington, March .11. A clash b i.wt en American troops and Japanese police and civilians at Ilea 1 sin was reported today in a' dispatch "to the -tale department from Paul Keinsch, Annrican minister ;it I'ekin. The dispatch contained no further details, except that the first secretary of the American legation lad been dispatched tu Tien Tsin to investigate. News dispatches from that city chat I'nited States marines had raided the Japanese consulate at the Japanesi oiieession at Tien Tsin were receiv ed. Major Ceiieral Harnett, command nit of the I'nited States marine corps, .aided Col. Theodore Kane, ill com inand of the legation guard at I'ekin for a detailed report of any disturb ance that may have ocurred. According to the report reachiti;: here, the marines, aroused al al.eged mistreatment of American soldiers a! l'ien Tsin .had tabled the concession :ind after forcing their way into tin consulate had assaulted the consul. (en. Barue'! said American troops were, stationed at Tien Tsin, but. that, according to his records, the nearest marines were those of the I'ekin con sulate guards, eighty-five miles away, 'Tf true the mailer is too serious to discuss until a complete rt port ha been received," was the only com ment Secretary Daniels would make. MOOSE PERMITTED TO GIVE CARNIVAL IF NEIGHBORS 0. K. IT An uneventful special meet ing 01 the ci'.y council was held this morn ing in tiie ciiy otlices. The session was called for the purpose of coiiMd tiring a petition fi oni the Moose Lodge to hold a carnival on Fulton street during the late spring. The council granted their permission, provided 'he property owners of the adjacent property were willing. MARCH 14TH BIRTHDAY OF MANY BUSINESSMEN Secretary Farrell of the Chamber of Commerce is celebrating his birthday today, as are also other well known Ot tawa men. (ieotge Yentzer was born on March 1 1 and so was Oscar Christ mann. Professor K. A. Leach was born on the same day and same year that Secretary Farrell made his ap pearance in the world. Mr. Leach made a visit to Ottawa today to cele brate his birthday anniversary, as he had done for a number of years. terway are to be l.'u feet bottom width, which will mean a top width of from 2nd to Ih'P feet. The minimum titqith of earth sections will be eight feet, the same as the lftl.'i bill. To avoid future objections the -minimum depth through rock sections is fixed at ten feet and over mitre sills of locks at fourteen feet. These dimen sions are in ac-, rd with the genera' p. an of navigation improvement tor the Ohio and Mu.iissippi rivers." REVISE RULES 10 S A irftMl II IIIITII I till FORM Wl CONSTABLE AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FEES BRING MOTION THAT CHANGES BE MADE IN METHOD OF PAYING BILLS. Revision of the rules governing the board of supervisors, particularly as they conilict with the statutes govern ing payment of fees to constables and justices of the peace, was discussed at some length ibis morning during Ihe session of the soloiis. The proposition was brought upl when a bill submitted by a La Salle; constable was sliced in two when the ! statement was for traveling expenses j to and from Ottawa with prisoners, j In the discussion that followed i( de- j veloped that the law fixed the fees. ! ami the supervisors had usuiped the' authority of reducing them whenever and wherever they pleased under the; present rules. j Supervisors lla.l of Slreator and Charley of La Salle espoused the; changes, and there was no negative : deba'e against their proposal of call lug the rules committee together am: revising the rules to conform with the laws governing such matteds . Painting Bills Presented. L. J. Rigden of La Salle presented two bills to the board, one for paint ing the Shippingsport bridge and the other for painting the Peru bridge. Mr. Rigden CMiuis his contract on the Shippingsport bridge was for $1.S10 and $229 on the Ctica bridge. Bo h ciaims were referred to committie. II K. Johnson, treasurer of the Mineral Grinding Company of Ctica, petitioned the board to reduce the taxes on his company's plant, which, he says, are "7i per cent too high." Petitions for relief under the blind act were tiled by Rod a A. I.yle, aged 7.1 years .and Joseph F. Miller, aged HI. The committee recommended the county pay $7.1 into the welfare fund for purchase of braces for infantile paralysis victims. The money will be spent under ihe direction of Dr. A. J. Itoberis, county -physician. The board approved Probate Clerk Flick's petition that tiie "extra" help now a part of the working force be made permanent. The committee rt commended tlu.t the two clerks be employed regulariy, as the work of the ot'ice warranted and required more helpers. Bibs aggregating Jh 1 were or dered paid slate charitable instil u lions. Claims aggregating $;,:'.::!. 7d were ordered paid at the recommendation of the court liotlsu and jail commit tee. Miscellaneous claims amounting to $i)."i.".tiS were presented and ordered paid. Pauper Claims $11,148.10. The county colters were hit a bard wallop during the past three mouths, when a great mass of pauper claims wire sent in for payment. They reached the grand total of $l 1 ,1 4X.1 u. The claims show- La Salle leading. M real or next and Ottawa third. They are as follows: Adams 1211.29 Aden 1U4.U2 Bruce l.aSl.tl Dayton ll'.Mi:; Hugh) l'j.S.1.7 Karl all. 77 F.den 21l.ul Grand Rapids .s.'i.e'! Groveland lvs..', Hope ':' C, La Salle 2.1 :t; 71 Manlius 27. "ii Mendotu t''i .'!! Meriden S7.(iu ! Mission tli.'b'. Osaso 2t.;'e Ottawa l.Us.vti: Otter Creek ,'il.uu Peru 1, 11. " in Richland '17. 2" ' Rutland 2:',7.:!."i South Ottawa -lis. no Troy drove 7t.2r Ctica 2.V5M Vermillion l-VOe Walthain 2u.i'(i Township physicians 4!7 25 ' Total .-fl 1.1 l-s 1" : Earcelona Under Martial Law. Washington. March 1 4.- - Mar'ial law was proclaimed at Barcelona. Spain, on March IH, because of labor troubles, according to advices to th state department today. i W H LAW Paris, March 14. the populace, President Wilson arrived in Paris at noon today to complete his labors at the peace HIGH COS! OF DYING IS SHOWN SOLANS BY CO. MORTICIANS COUNTY ASSOCIATION IN PLEA FOR INCREASED RATES FOR PAUPER BURIALS SHOWS EX PENSE OF 1919 BURIALS. j The high cost of dving was broiigh' j to light this morning at the meeting j of the board of supervisors when the ; La Salle. County I'lidertaki rs' Asso jciittiiiu presented a petition asking I that the cost of the burial of paupers I be raised from $2u to $50. The cheap ! est burial that can be made in La Sallti County ;it the present timi without any profit whatever to under i takers or any pay for embalming a body or without any charge for ti i conveyance to a. cemetery is now $10. The s'lokesmmn for the undertakers were FJ. K. (ilaiifeiter of this city and Ixmis I'fefftr of Seneca.' Both nie.n wi re. of the opinion that it was unfaii for the undertakers to have to ge down into their own jun kets to bury the poor of the county, or fur them ti have to ask aid from ctitain iudi Wilua.s before the poor people of the county could be buried. .Mr. I fetter ga ve a pr guv list of I In fir the ar ; a person. lowest wholesale ticles needed fur without any profit price burying or charg for sen ices tut the part of the undertaker His figures were based en the price lists of three wholesale firms in ( hi eiiiiti ami weie: Cheapest casket Sit'..."," Interior of casket 2,"! Handles 2 sr. Rough box 8. tin Shroud $;! or -1 i.o Freight on casket 1 2" Digging grave f, m 1"" Space of grave in ccineitvy 5."" Total $l:u;; Previous to the time the petition was pri'seiio'd to the board a li.e.-t ing ti f the finance and pauper claim committees and the mi il- i ta i,e i :is soeialion was lu-hl. The finance coin tiiiltee agreed ; offer a reconiineiida tion that the undertakers be allowed $40 for each (use. This recumnn-nda tion did not meet with the iippi-(v.i: of the undertakers, who felt thev were still not receiving enough inonev to make any kind of a decent burin'.. 1 M. J. Charley of I .a Salle as!: -ti hat an amend no nt be ma ie viv iau ; the n cn I - rt ; i k i rs j'.," t t- "Minine. an; adult and $!:". for a child. Air Glad felte.r sugsiosied that a restriction on I the, age limit of Hie i",7, buri.il he . placed at 5 vears. and all over l hat i age should come under the $"" ., ;M He claimed that ii casts ja.-.f as much. to bury a child as an adult. ' The ni.i'ier was final-- r-ierred ! the finance and pauper cl.imis com--, in 1 1 too l.r s- t.' .emciit. i 200 SPARTACIDES IN DEATH PARADE B.rli rim, March l 1 (via I'.erhr M: irrh '.lie i to dot, 1-1),- Singing rev oluiioii-.iry song. Spai'btcist prisoners were Hunch their ti fat h through the Inter Linden this ufteruoiin. They were bedraggled crew, with their w ri baiidcul'.'.-d together behind th back.-. a ST. FRANCIS' MISSION TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK The Redemption Fathers of Haven port, Iowa, will conduct a week's mis sion at St. Francis' Catholic Cher, h during - the entire week following March 1''.. The mission will begin wiili the S o'clock mass- m xt Sunday -noitiimr and will close with the even ing service on .March 2. Cordially welcomed by r tiii conic-rente. i uwuiretls of hidden secret service agents and detectives guarded the President as he left the railway station. The French police exercised the closest supervision to see that no harm should come to the American President, as they have been appre hensive ever since the attempt was made to assassinate Cleiiienceau. All suspicious looking characters .were kept under surveillance. It. was said that President Wilson was today the most carefully guarded man in all France. Armed Body Guard. Brest, March 13. ( Night.) (Via Paris. .March 14. - President Wilson et foot on French soil on his second irip to the peace conference at 9:45 'clock tonight and shortly after 11 clock was speeding to Paris upon a ipecial train. The President had already cleaned ip all of his work and is all in readi less for resuming his peace tasks. When the liner George Washington ast anchor the presidential party was aken on board the naval side wheelef I'udno and transferred to the dock. Mr. Wilson was the first up the gang ilank while the band played "The .Star Spangled Banner." All hands alu'leil and the President "toffed his lat in acknowledgment. The special train hearing the Presi lent: and Mrs. Wilson and the rest d' the party is due to arrive in Paris .it 11 a. in. tomorrow. A number of American military po teenieii and French sailors bearing itles with fixed bayonets served as a ruard of honor to the President. The pier was brilliantly lighted and aiis strikingly decorated with Anier can fhigs and Ihe Hags of the allied iat ions. Name German Envoys London, March 14 - A disnatch from Copenhagen today said that the ,'crman cabinet at Weimar had ap iroved the appointment of the fall owing German peace envoys Dr. P.anl.ati the foreign mi.iisetr, f v. Kdwanl David, former president if the national assembly. Dr. Adolph Mueller, Professor Sehucking and lerr Ceisberg, Fcur Pence Conventions. Paris, March II That the Ger- nans ' ion may ? f the lu evade the obliga e treaty after it is opinion expressed to anliou. one of the igliod. lay by French Tiier. Andre 'I iv oys. four individual peace the powers making German alliance and He H v as origin illy i-. -.e:,led i.y u. Tar t itue. will be conventions for ip lite farmer d. ,; or lh lu ..1 ; ill.it I tie pr. lim ; - will bo bin e.'.tK' 1 tire by March !M. h..je iiiat everything :i !y fur .--u'eiiission to 'be ' tin- end of April, ment that there will be te -ets ut tt rnis throws ertnatu b Tin sia ell ! irel V new light upon the work th peac, veil, nits of ' conference. While the th,. league of nations will be written into the preliminur- tiie prine-plos involved will be e guiding inspiration for theni. RUNAWAYS CAUGHT NEAR HERE AFTER FLIGHT FROM HOME Three runaway man. lit; 0"iUe Dunne. 11 --all t taken by Deputy Osmund.son this were beating it oir on "shanks' Word thai Mo he.i.b d !hi.. way b.ivs .la itllct Tread Alt re.l Daniels, 11: I .billet, were Sheriffs Carre morning as from Jolict-o mer it and they St i e,i- mares," three runaways were w as i i-t . is ed from loli. t b Sheriff Avers this morning di.-patched the two aids to trio and tiring them back to Their parents want them -,,i;l h, 'rail tii a .' i beck heme. After their dt-r, they wanted to when a-shed why pla cible an-wer. nt ion the boys said go o Slreator. but they couldn't give a Thev will be re turned f, their lioems by un officer fn rn Joliet. They were trailed to near Grand itidge, bavin gwalked ail the way to that point from Joliet.