JO URN A J
OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Fair tonight: Friday
unsettled; not much
change in temperature.
AMD OTTAWA FAIR
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, 1 II t'KSDAY, MAV ', 1920.
VOLUME 4. --NO. 117
Pit ICE, TWO CENTS.
I FffiBES SITU KlEHIOffl MM
mm pessimistic on chances
10 GET PAVING
summer j CALLED TO TESTIFY
MAY KILL BIG JOBSiIN WILL CONTEST
TELLS COUNCIL PROSPECTS ARE
NOT BRIGHT FOR GETTING
LARGE IMPROVEMENTS OUT
OF WAY IN 1920 DE KALB
STREET TO HAVE SEWER.
Tlw Mist Inkling that Ottawa faced
a possibility of not getting any of its
large Improvement under i'onlrat't
1 1 1 i m iipi'liiK or summer caini' last night
whop tilt" hoanl of local improvements
took steps to hold a second public
hearing lor the two blocks on Chapel
and Orleans streets, which are sched
uled for pavement as soon as the
council can get the perlimlnarles out
of the way. The hint, which included
lorebodings that all was not well in
the oflliiK, was dropped to his col- '
leagues by Mayor 'George V. IS. Weeks
who expressed some doubt a-; to,
whether or not the city would be able I
to obtain bids on any of the great
works contemplated for the north and
The mayor In explaining his "hunch"
said lie would not be surprised in the
least if the city failed to get u con
tractor to bid on any of the extensive
improvements il has under contempla
tion, and for this reason, the two east
side blocks should lie made the sub
ject of another public hearing, at
which property owenrs could have a
chance to decide on brick pavement
nstead of asphalt as settled upon at
the in.tlal meeting with the council.
Pessimism is Shown. !
"There Is a growing chance that we :
will not be able to get any of the Im
prove nients contracted for this year," j
said the mayor, "and for this reason,!
the t'hapel and Orleans street res -j
dents, who are demanding that there I
he no further delay than necessary in
getting the work started. I believe
It would be a good Idea to call nti
othe public hearing, lirst nullifying the
decision of the original htaring, and
giving property owners affected by thu
proposed improvement a chance t i
change their decision to pave with
asphalt. It is a moral .certainty wv
cannot get a contractor here to lay
two blocks of pavement In event, none
of the other jobs are let. If we change
to brick local linns can handle two
blocks and get the Job out of the way
in a short time."
The council agreed with the execu
tive on this plan and voted unani
mously to abandon the lir.-.t public
hearing and lixed the date for the sec
ond meeting as May 17 at li p. m.
For many weeks there has been
much speculation in local circles over
the possibilities of getting work un
der way on the big improvements
planned for north and smith Ottawa.
During the past few days discouraging
reports from other cities have been
seeping into Ottawa, which foretold
failure of many big improvement ven
tures for reasons that contractors were,
keeping put of the Held until labor
conditions and prices of materials be
came more nettled. This is the lirst
Diihlic announcement from the mayor
or any member ol ine council 10 indi
cate Ihat Ottawa may be blocked In
Its big improvement enterprises for
lack of bidders seeking work.
Award Library Alley Contract.
Contracts for library alley sewer
were awarded last night, to ,1. M.
Dougherty, only bidder for the Job.
The motion that the bid be awarded
to Mr. Dougherty was made by Dr.
Palmer and carried by a unanimous
vole of the council. Air. Dougherty
who consented to submit a bid after
the council had once tried to get a let
ting and failed, offered to do the work
for $'2.2!)!Um, a slight increase over
the estimate which was mailt' way
buck in 1!17.
North Siders to Get Sewer.
Residents of DoKalb and abutting
streets who have been without any
means of draining their cellars of
water, lust night won their light f ir a
sewer to give them relief, when the
council unanimously passed a resolu
tion calling upon the enginei r to pre
pare plans and estimates for a small
system to tap their territory and carry
the water Into the trunk lines of the
north Ottawa sewer.
Henry Monroe and Frank Maynard,
two owners of property in the ,ro
posed district talked before the coun
cil und urged that body to give tlieni
Home relief from flooded cellars. Af
ter a prolonged discussion as to the
best ways and means of getting the
drainage system installed the council
Vlted to have the engineer .prepare
plana and upedflcatluna for Betting Un
DCPENSE C TIL L PRESENTING EVI
DENCE IN SUPPORT OP WILL
DRAWN BY LATE ALFRED
HARTSHORN. WHOSE SONS ARF.
TRYING TO NULLIFY TESTA
MENT WITH COURT SUIT.
St ill hoidir.g t he en er of interest
ill the Ciicuit Court, the defense fir
the Hartshorn will contest presented
evidence during the entire day. The
two brothers George and Fred win,'
staged (lie legal light io gain more
i Than $r,iiiu legacies left them und M';
! the t"iins f the will of their father,'
I the late Allied K. Hartshorn, wealthy:
! l.uSalleau w ho died in I ill.", will not :
gel a chance to pn ..em (heir tcs-tim -1
ii y until sometime tomorrow or Satar-'
This morning Former County Jieiy"
VV. II. i I iiiehaiu'.i. ex-County court re
porter, Margaii t Meiti.:e of St. Paul.;
Master in Chancery Harry (i. Co-ik.j
and Miss Vilda I.nt., former reporter;
for the master in chanceries office :
were called to the stand to identify
r-cdiiN of film's which passed thru
their courts. .
Master in Chancery Harry !. Cook
anil Aliss Lit!,, ideiiMiod a record of a J
! proceeding of a t :e:e held in their
' court l (clol.er I 7th. I a! - as i iiejr oili
i cial copy. This case was waged bv ;
I George Hartshorn and other; against
i his allher Alfred Hartshorn. Il is said'
1 ,o he the recoid of a suit in hae a.
I deed set aside.
i Attorney Henry Kelly then ecur -il
i permission to introduce t'i" tcsti--j
atony of the late Alfred Hartshorn in
j the case to show that he was in lus
right iiiinil at ibis lime.
I At I ss I. lit ami Judge I i iiiehail';h
j idi at.ilied records of a ca e held in
j the County Court in Al.nvh I !i I w hen
j Alfred Hartshorn sued to get posses- ;
sion ot a larm on wlucli Oeoige II.-, rt.-,
horn was li inn. An effort :i made !
by Atiolllt'V Kelly to get .Illdge llllle -j
haugb to sure whether or not Hie!
testator was in his right mind at thisi
time, hat the motion was overruled.
I Permission was then grained io read
the rt cord of M r. I larl shorn
inoiiv to the jury.
The record of both case:
read before the trial end ;.
.Viss .Mabel llrown of Chi
tilied before court adjourned for Hie:
luncheon hour, and again alter lunch.!
She inl'eihioil the court tha1 her fat let j
and grand fa her were old friends of!
Alfied 1 1: rt shorn, and that she could;
never remember the lime when she1
did not know him. She related manv
incidents of his life.
WRONG MEANING PUT '
ON BRITISH THREAT j
SAYS ADMIRAL BENSON
Washington, May (1 -Admiral Win !
S. Ilenson, war time chief of naval j
operations told the Senate investiga- j
ting committee that both before and
during the war he had warned real
Admiral Sims not to let his friendship
for the Itritish undulv influence his
Admiral Ilenson said he could not
deny that he had told Admiral Sims in
March 1917 "not to let the llritisli pull
the wool over your eyes; we would as
soon light them as the Herman ;" as
he could not recall all of the details
of the interview. The witness did r:tv
however that a wrong interpretation
had been placet on the statement at-
iriouieti u ii im and tie addt it a
suit he had been done a grave
lice. He denied hi' was in any wav
imli iendly to the British.
IN STRAUSE TRIALS
P.loomir.gtoti. 111., May tl An.Miin"iit:;
in the case of the People vs Kdaar . '
Strause charged with the murder "I"
Peine Al. Alendo, Peoria banker were
completed this morning. Judge Hani"1
read the instructions to the jury .mil
the case was given to that body for a!
verdict. The trial has lasted about
live weeks, during which time more:
than linn witnesses were examined. I
work done as quickly as possible. j
A special meeting t, tH. council was I
scheduled for Monday night.
FOR A TIME IT LOOKED A',1
THOUGH BACECAI. L ASSOCIA
TION WOULD DE WITHOUT A
PLACE TO STAGE ITS GAMES,
PATROITISM OF Itf-SPCCI EAH'i;
UP SITUATION. I
( )l III W.I
i iii.it 1 1 1 1 1 -
r. li.iK wa.
ide'J l! l.il,
' on I
. Ali r i
.i I illi W a ; r ' r.i. I
W h p'l! .1:1 b.d
'ii n '. r l ) Hi'
taiond anil po: -I i'
by ;i tuw
' bil' s " Hi
rare ; ra!i and di
' ily of lioss I'tiun .-eeuritig it.
! When oraaniatfon of the t am was
! lirst started w. I.. Hum an ami Dunn
' were informed by Iteynolds.
of the lair association, that
tile cell '
i ter of tin race track could
'a ball diamond for Hp 1
I Later inform;;: ion Ilia, t 1 a
i the diamond could not l
; asa li ase for t he use of I i
tor t tv o yeai s was i -sued
1'earod for t do pui pose i.f
i .losc. 'i
i for stock. j
The as social ion was in a line pro-
I I'icament taoii. Monsiears inmn and;
Duncan and all were- on the trail ofj
title fair nlhoials and Mr. i'e.uod. i .-, i
'l.-rday moraing an agr. i uietit wa - !
1 aiade !,y Pi ilod. the tail" e!t- ia's a:; I I
; the iw.sc.c,:ition tint I lb" tt..;-k co.ih: I
be US' :! a diamond. ';ai'i:1. rail It : j
i t 'U'ti . poll ; lie ainti o uo'i.1 ot nue ,
i than - linn e:t husiar-.t ic ball iaiis in
! the c.lv. Imally conseiiti d to et i:i '
' a.-.: oci.itiun u: c it for his sea.oa.
Playors BoLUms Up.
I'iavet's tor 1h" tram soi m to be
eomlii..: i.i ihi-.-k ana ,'a.;l lii:el; . A
(Hiding to aiiiHiuu, mouls mad" !h--..
iiioriiini; by Mana.-er iiiro:. he ha; ;!
leady signed r; two fast cai;'!:et,- t'i i
the team and the;, are ready to take
tliei fjlaad 'lehitul .he hat at any mo
ment. Campbell, a star from Kail
illl. is olio, wiiile a ieliow by the
name of O'lirieu from the souther:
part of the state is the other, la.t'i
aie said to be real pia.vi is and wi'l
arrive in the city as soon as tlioy are
Four inlieldors have be ui hooked to
play on the local learn i'o'.ly VA'ol:
of Minis, Kennedy and Pott-, froa:
India!. a and Ibundago are the i , u n
All loar are said to h.ne pla., in.; abil
ity. A fi r . it i her ;. I inn ha s net book
ed any as vol. Ilii; he is still try
haul to gi : Ited illiams and St i i
( la t k of Henry. III. lint h men are ':
players of the Henry (lieys. Ititis
arouii'l this part of the country w ill
n inem.ier i ii i in as s ars.
LA SALLE WOMAN
WON'T FACE TRIAL
THIS COURT TERM
INABILITY OF ATTORNEY TO USE
ARMS AND PREPARE DEFENSE
WINS CONTINUANCE FOR GUS
Miss Cu-tie Ketat of I. a Salle, will
not be tried in the Circuit Court tlur
ing this term on a perjury charge.
Aliss lietat was Indicted for testifying
falsely before the grand jury. Her
case was set for trial next week
when the criminal docket will he tak
en up before Judge Davis.
This morning Attorney Walter Pan
nock of l.a Salle, appeared before
Judge Davis and asked that the ease
be continued until the next term of
court. He explained that he broke
bis arm last winter and has not ye'
recovered sulliciently to handle law
books and prt pare the defense for his
client. Judge Davis granted the mo
tion. SPECIAL TREAT FOR
KIDDIES AT LIBRARY
The kiddies will be given a rare
treat Saturday at the library when
"Alice in Wonderland" will be shown.
This picture always appeals to the
heart of the children and a large at
lendance is expected. As the warm
wtather Is approaching the last pic
tures to be given at the library will
j be shown two weeks from Salurd i
jThoy v 111 include a comedy ami trav
i Wa it Atj in tti Freo Trade'
Journal tor Quick Iliult
ii i n i in
1 trh Z-J?ty
TTAWA MAY SECURE A CAR OF 1
SUGAR, LATEST REPORT FROM TEXAS
JOHN CRAWFORD TELLS THAT
HIS CAR OF SUGAR IS MELD Ui
IN FOHT WOR TH- EXPECTS GOV
L P. IN .VI tl NT T O CuT IT ftEl.K A3ET
la e m
is. d o
i raw :
ha i r,
l!i fee v.
: r i
: he can gi
it I o the
'ood his pn
morning the l-v, e Trader Join
nal at torn pod i o ;-e in com mini i a; a-a
with Mr. Craw lord who is a loiaer
well known resident of Crand 1 1 idi; e.
but learned that he was in Kankakie
on a business li m They reached Mi -Sniah
Crawfonl his si.-it r. ,iiii .iinuii
be is visiting.
Aliss- Crawford s ii 1 that
wlui sells Tea . real e , I '
I be sugar v, ! a ll was In
from soul hoi n ;
is marketing, to
Illinois a i bailee
sugar his laud n.
his friends who
real estate bin i
cars of sugar al
io Illinois. All
Foi Hi Worth, k
me off He' km
gio Hie peoj
to see the l-.i
1 1 1 1 1 produce. Two
ellgagotl III I
d I In -in shipi
' a I -- I'eaei
RUNS AMUCK AND THEN FOR
GETS WHAT HAPPENED HELD
FOR EXAMINATION AND THEN
REGAINS II I S MENTAL EQUIL
tally and :
j I onlay aft
I Joseph l 'o
j years, an .
' tort. Al- Kin
I dor arrest
Co., v a
in a I
s placed tin
1 o'clock bv
I Crowe, and I
Chief of P
tilled in Hie
I Ins iiiorini:
ei tile police
at once to Hi
; he was take.i before
Koeiiig for a hearimv.
the wife of Cai-hao call
and told tlieni t t coai"
ir In mo on West Wash
. as he was mauling her
i rough house.
This morning when arraig led bo
fore the judge Caehati slated that he
did not know what was going on and
that he did not iviiu-iiJIi-r beating or
maltreating hi helpmeet. lie Hir-
MEXICAN IE BE I) S
WHEN WIFE SAYS HE I
TPIf n Tf! ifll ! uro :
IttlLU lu IlILL IILilp
today urar v
a side rai ked by an alb-S'id
i ii e r
wford quoted her brother
saying t hat unu cai i of
side i racked at ,. I his point,
declared that there was a
it' the government in or-
ve;iiiiK, and that
V.et'o iel, a a-l! ,).
Wllllbl lie til il''ll
ii. i sooti as the cans
( 'ra In. d shipment
to Oiiawa or Crand
'I'll. ,oiil of the Hi CI
to Ottawa has been a topic
I'sliim conversation during
two . ee!:s. Orders wore t
lim pound lots around Hie o
1 1; on for
was aiitioiinced that a city or-
plolllbi I'll the sale of the
lid I hat il Would be nee
1 1- ,s
I ' ra w
w it h
y ' i ship it. out to Crand ltid':e
sell ii there, Ottawa grocers ;
an iiidignal ion meet ing and puli
! an op. ii let tor in vil ing M r.
ford to bring his s'ugaf to any of
itv business houses, and sell il
absolutely no expense Io himself
ui' the purchasers, for the use of the
,oie in for storage room.
Seize Sugar at Morris
Yesterday District Attorney Civile
ordered Hie M-illl'o of lour cars if
near v-hich were side tra.L'ed on the
Hoi k. Island near Alorris The sugar
had In I'll shipped from the west, ami
wa.; ilae in i'hicmo several days ago,
according to the report. For two day
I'eler.il a "a lit - sour lit the .-us before
He y weie iioliliotl by a Chicago news
paper it was side tracked near Morris.
An investigation of the ownership
of the consignment is being made, and
iiii.ii'lair to he district attorney, if
ii is found that it was held for spe, u
laii'c puiposes warrants will bo is-ai
od for the airo.-t of the guilty person
or persons and the sugar placed on an
I opi n market at 1!
ills a pound.
r staled that when be went home
r work last, nis.ht ho .was not
ling good and immediately went
bed. lie hoard a noise while in
room and thinking that his wife
'. herself lie ran out the front
if. Mrs Caelum slated that she
jut putting coal in the stove
ei suddenly be shot past her.
atoning her and ran out the front
ir. Thinking sonn I king was
rung with him she called the police.
After relating their stories the
;e was convince. I thai ( ochao was
in the wrong, lloth agreed to go
'lie and behave themselves. The.','
re released immediately.
SENATE CONFERS ON
i Wa .bin:. ton.
' ;: :.i ell. Inn id of
; w a- coll. -id' re
j meeting of the
i in it i ee, eaib-il
.May ii Immediate
t he emird'at ion la - s
today a a spec:. I
.'."late em i gra lion C; mi
ls, a result of a ru'dn::
set i eta ry Wilson Hiat
I Piotlibe.: hip
(lenoi tat ion of
; AN't'lllK i'
; At" lira . i w i
, anil ui'.' bv : i
I b. i.;f- in P.
; t'i.-er John I u
' employed bt I
I ( '.. IllapUi ai
I st Ul'fel s. Tin
j t lo.-oil pendlli
! the eh.aid'e l b
f led bv the ool'oi: -i
. ..'.Id v hospital w ft e
d loiiay by boal'h .:
-' ih, d t -on follow ill it a
II t h roe ie inis w t r.
hicago Curled 1 lad
or- of aii-o cushion
i lory w as ordered
an ill vest igal ion iid i
ihe '.i lia was import
d States in raw hair
i ed i Hie I
from South America,
msn OF 2,000 IS
(liy t lie Associated 1'ieia )
Nogales, Arizona, May 6. Francisco Villa,
notorious Mexican hand it, ami his army of 2,000
men, is reported, according to announcement re
COUNCIL ASKED TO
CHANGE LOOP ALLEY
INTO COURT PLACE
PROPERTY OWNERS PETITION
FOR SWITCH IN NAMES PLEA
WILL BE GRANTED REPORTS
OF SUBORDINATES COVER PAST
soon will be dignified i
with the appellation "Court place"
a result of action taken last night fa-,
voring a change in the name of thej
abbreviated little thoroughfare from I
an alley to the more aristocratic I
term a. place. I he decision to make
the switch was arrived at after a ne -
til ion was read from John
C. Zeller. Henry W'aldei ker and
. O. I!el!amv. owners or le.iennst of
property abut ling
petition set I'm ih
chara; tor of so;ip
on the alley. J lie
that the signers
Ay changing the
of the proposed
places and for this
Would like to lose the
go with an alley. Tin
affable and agreed to
which will hi
made by ordinance and
an early meeting for
Officers' Reports Read.
Much of the lime at last night's
session was taken up with the read
ing of reports submitted by various
department beads. One item ol ex-,
(optimal interest was the report of
the police department wln-ili showed
that during April only two arrests j
the smallest in nuiii'lier in Ottawa's;
history and $'! in linos wore collect-;
ed by the city's law onforcoinenl j
The report of the library trustees;
was received and placed on lile. j
The plumbing inspe tor reported;
collection of fees amounting during'
the month to I. i
There were ejgbl lire during the
I he nn ml h with a total be- ; loss 1 ban -;flun
according to the slaletneiit. sub-:
milled by Fire Chief Poissonin. I
Dr. W A. Pike, city health coni-j
mi ; inner, reported one case of small:
pox and one of scarlet fever, lie re
ported that samples had lieeii taken
from every milk dealer in the city
and t hat I he I esl s w i re now lioiir. j
made after w hich a dot a ilod report
will be made to the council. :
t ity Sealer I I'Conm II reported ,
tWelltV -two inspections. (ills tests,!
he staid, .sere normal during April, j
The city trcasnrer'-s report showed I
a balance on band of .N"
An application from Karl llaoberle
to audit the city's books was received
and placed on lib'.
The pay roll amounted to -f , .7 1 5 S!k
Street Sllperiillendollt Costello
spent '-" 7 L'u in his depart moid dur
ing the month. Much of the work
was for repairing "bad places' in
the west side pavement.
FIREMEN CALLED TO
FIGHT RAVINE BLAZE
A run was made bv 1 1'" b-eal 'ir- -
pa'tnietit to a ravine near tin' inlet
sect ion of I "opln r and Mac i -on t e. i .
tbi. morning about v.'iti o c'uck I ; ' , ''
sill w II about i a 1 '.''' ' .!
and a ' ill alarm w a ; . nt in After
about an hour's lighting and work
the lire was extinguished.
GET STILL AND BOOZE
IN RAID AT LA SALLE
Three agents working under Prohi- ,
bition Officer D.ilryir.rde raided the:
borne of Frank Kmez, 1103 Fifth street
La Salle, securng three barrels of;
moonshine whiskey and a still. Kmez
is a patient in St. Mary's hospital. L.i ,
Salle. The raids were made Monday j
in, I ye-.l'Tday but la p'. (uut until late
this afternoon. I
ceived here to have join-
eu the secessionist move
ment in Mexico and will
shift his strength in the concerted
move to overthrow the Carranza gov
ernment. Villa, the reports received here say,
I has joined the rebel armies now in
possession of Chihuahua Cit, capital
Carranza Grip Slipping.
Washington, May il. Olik'ial inter
's l. in t'ae development of the polit
ical phases of the sweeping revolu
tion in Mexico has been stimulated
' by government reixirts which con
tinue to Indicate a rapid weakening of
Carr.'im.a-'s grip. Although any recog-
nit ion -by this government of the rebel
movent) nt. other than accorded any
I delai to force was said to be improb
able, it is known agents of the stut-i
department have studied carefully t'h
promulgated program of the rebels
and the published assurances of Al
varo Obi'i'gon and other leaders of
the revolt, that a. more friendly atti
tude toward foreigners will be
Agents of the revolution here have
' rt-fuiined from making any overtures
lc' 'he I'nited States government, and.
I" ls nmiei'sioiHi, no plea, tor special
i considerat ion will be made until thu
! ftleeess id the rebel movement is as-
nirod. Ill the event that Carranza is
lot cod out. of Hie presidency the atti
tude of the I'nited States, according
to some ollicials, will bp shaped to u
certain extent by the attitude taken
i by the rebels. The progress of thu
revolutionary movement already ia
suoli that the rebels are planning an
early connple; Ion of their program,
which calls for the .selection of a pro
visional president "when Mexico City
is occupied and a majority of the.
states have adopted the plan of Agua
Tin naming of Do l.a Huerla as an
acting president and the selection of
an ailing cabinet has been explained
as in. rely preliminary and done for
1 he pin pose of organizai ion.
At my ollieers bore w ho have, been
studying 'lie situation do not agree
witli the optimistic claims of some of
the rebel leaders that Mexico C11V
will be taken williiu a week or ten
days, but t In y are convinced that
Carraio.j. will experience ditliculty in
t xt ricat ing himself. The only avail
able information from .Mexico City
was Mint, he was making a determined
ellort to got under way an expedition
toward the north to re-enforce, the
sarri.-on at Torreou, towai'tl which
i iie rekels iii c!i j liualiuu w ere reported
: .i be neit ing, but unollicial reports
w. re lhat the federals there already
bad raist d the Hag of revoll and
placed I heir commander, (ion. I esarlo
( 'a: l ro, under arrest.
PUBLIC SERVICE CO.
PETITIONS STATE TO
RAISE GAS RATES
NOTICE IS CIVEN THAT APPLICA
TION FOR INCREASED CHARGES
WILL BE FILED WITH PUBLIC
UTILITIES COMMISSION AT
f: PR I NG Ft ELD.
ms of i lie Public Service com
ay ka v e to pay more t ban a "hi
ii: increased l"'(e for all gas
: i II ;a ; as tile result of a pe
d w i: h th" public ut ilit it's cotn
i in Springtield totlav. I'nder
i.e.- propo -ed incf a.;e all users of gas
tor both ill 'iiiiiual ing and genera! pir-iio.-,
-, will be allot led by the raise.
At. present gas is selling for !'
t ents per .nun cubic feet here. Fuller
til- I. i ias of the im Teas $1.."'H will
In charged per loan feet for the first,
..on. i foot, ijtl.bl per thousand for the
i eeoiid .'...inn loot, tfl.'! per thousand
lor til" third '.'Ml i feet and 1 .20 per
thousand for all over I-Vwhi feet.
The date for bearing the petition
for Hie increase has not been set. It
is likely when the petition is brought
up for a hearing city otllclals and pos
sibly representatives of the Business
APii's ;. vaiciatiou of the city will bi
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