TRADER-J O UMAL
OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Fair tonight and Sun
day; continued warm.
AND OTTAWA FAIR DEALER
VOLUME 5.--NO. 202.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, .1 1) LY 0, 1921.
PRICE, TWO CEMTS.
SH ORDER HOSTUTIES ENDED
MOONSHINE PLANT, HIDDEN ALONG 1
RIVER, IS UNCOVERED By SHERIFF
AYERS, ON STILL HUNT
IS REWARDED BY
DISCOVERY IS MADE WHILE
SEEKING EVIDENCE AGAINST
SHF.RIDAN MAN HELD ON
CHARGE OF OPERATING BOOZE
PLANT DEFENDANT DtNIEf.
mash, the Orel tl
ity, was diacovet
ot Sheridan is
tal lias boon
laid in I. a
ed My BhofJ
place i. it
alb ged t
fun ml in
Salle con i
tak ti in i hart
Sheriff Avers on w
bone anil garag'
sday when hi ;
Ik iritiK before Justice Koenig be
COfed a continuance, alleging that li
wst Innocent ami Intended to contest
At the time Ol the raid only smii"
empty bottle, which hurl contained
moetfphlne wore unearthed. Yostei
day afternoon, di terraidad to find the
source or Wautlahd's alleged supply
of Intoxicant.:, Sheriff Ayera started!
Otft to scour Sheridan (or evidence
He found that Wautland had rented a
small house between the river and the
lailroad tracks two miles east ol Sher
idan. Ho went to the house to Invovl
ligate, and upon approaching th:j
building found a strong odor of grafyi
maah which was fermenting. The!
(Iotk ot thp building were padlock c j
and the windows locked. Mr Ayei i
broke in and found kegs, Inn ketM an.
Jars thai had contained hi etch tu
fcredlents, hut no ma: h,
Searching in the weeds around tie
hcasi . he found three
wheat tnash that had
largo biles of
out ot the Jai ;-. TlU
been cooked. A still
mash had neve
could not he lo-
Many people are said to have soenl
Wautland going back Rod forth trout
the building. A man who i;- said loi
live cithi r In Chicago or Aurora la al-l
Ic.gcd to have been associated witu
Wautland in his alleged violation of
the prohibition law .
Wautland is said by the authorities
to he between the age of 60 nd 1
yearn, although he has the appei ram c
of a comparatively young man.
Scandal Involves Strcnor Man.
One of the most, sensational storieH
ever recorded in the legal documents
of I, a alle county broke today, when
II became known that two Streator
men hail been placed under arrest i
charged with criminally assaulting
Bertha Hodges, a sixteen year old
girl, and that a third man. proprietor
of a Streator soft drink parlor, had
closed his place of business and left
town, presumably to avoid being Im
plicated in the case. Rortha. 'lie girl
in the case, is being held at the coun
ty detention home in South Ottawa,
pending delinquency proceedings.
Two of the men involved in the
case are Haid to he married. Bor
tha's story is one of the most re
volting ever told to the authorities.
Warrants for her assailants were is
sued by Justice of the Peace Koenig
in Ottawa a few days ago. bill news
of their having been issued was sup
pressed until today, although it has
'been rumored since Bertha's plight
was made public two days ago, that
the apprehension would follow.
The charge as told to the Streator
police, is to the effect that, a few
nights ago. while her parents were
in Canada on a visit, she went to the
Strea'or fair grounds to atfftjld a
dance. After the dance, she allege I
some men took bur to a soft drink
parlor of "Silk Nichol" on Blooming
ton streei, where they gave her
moonshine, which she believes con
tained "knockout" drops.
From the saloon, she alleges she
was taken in a taxi out in the conn
try by the men, where she claims to
have been brutally mistreated. Od
der the Influence of the drinks, she
alleges she was unable to defend her
self About 3 or 4 o'clo-k in the morning
she regained consciousness, she
claims, and found that she was in a
pasture out of the city.
The two men who were placed un
der arrest today were Arthur Schall
hanier. aged 21. and Tonv Muslim,
aced II. Roth men maintain that they
are innocent of the girl's charges.
They came to Ottawa this afternoon
and secured their release on bonds.
We cannot give
least id" nfl !r
SV ay WT troubles,
'Mting them pubiM
Lin MATCH IN
CAN GAS V
COLUMBUS STREET GARAGEMAN
HAS NARROW ESCAPE WHEN
rP.ltND ACCIDENTALLY DROPS
FLAME INTO GA30LINE CON
TAI NER PAINFU LLY BURNED.
Covered with burning fumes id' gat
ollne, John .1. Parrell, 9H Poplar
street, propraitor of the mini garage,
narrowly escaped death last nigh!
aboil. 7 ilH o'clock BS he was cleaning
the spark plugs of his automobile.
The accident occurred In front of Mr.
Parrel! garage on ColumbUS street.
and although several friends witness
id the incident they were unable to
offer any aid.
Tin- cause of Mr. I'arridl's Injuries
is laid to the (acl that a lighted
match was accidentally thrown into a
mil ill vessel containing gasoline wth
whicji Air. Parroll cleaned the spark
plUSJS i f his aula. His Irdt limb from
the foot to several Inches above the
knee was vory severely burned by ths
gasoline. Mr, Parrell's left hand, with
Which lie made an attempt to extin
guish the flames, was also severely
burned' and blistered.
Mr. Parroll, us he was working on
his car, as'.ed a friend for a match.
Thinking lie wanted the match light
ed, t)ie friend, whose name Mr. Fancd:
refused to state, struck it and at-l
tempted to hand it f tile victim. Thai
match accidentally dropped into th
can of gasoline, which Immediately I
exploded. Mr. Furru.ll wa 3 standing i
( lose to the can ut tin time. Gaso
lino and iume.. spurted to his trous
ers, Soon he was a mass of flame . 1
Before he was able to extinguish thu.i
hi., leg and hand were badly burned.
succeeded In pit
Dr. 3. W. .lami
and the injured
room at the Cll
was lodged throi
morning be wa
win re be will bi
bt r of days.
into the garage ho
tiing out the flamoa
eson was summom I
man was taken to a
ft on Hotel, where ho
ighout the night, This
removed to his home
confined tor a num-
J. E. PORTER SALESMEN
MEET AT HOME OFFICE
The semi annual
Porter sales fori B
The salesmen have
tei rltortes operated
conference of the
is now in session,
come in from all
out of the general
and report that crop condition
blast and In
show the effe
Htnent on tin
now on in full
change of son
the farm buy
orders for Immediate shipment are
not large but there is an indication
that presages a healthy Improvement
over the buying slump of the past
The following were present last
night at Sulphur Lick Springs Hotel
for a chicken dinner: W. L. WeintB,
A. S. Hook, B s Jordan, C K Beat-
tie, W. B. Oladfelter, J. B. Lowe. K.
Hasslie, Prank Dabbert, E. H. Mit
'chell K H. Griffiths, Howard Bonnett,
i Floyd Williams. Wm. Klander. Harry
: Qfiford, F.d. Sliheck, Cecil Troeger,
: Oeorge Kellsnbenz, William Mllllgan,
j B. s Scott and ,1. P. Wetnts. Immedi
' ntdy following this sales conference
I the Minneapolis sales force will got
j together in the Plour City. A new
1 price lis: has Just been issued Which
j shows decided reductions In all lines.
The Porter Corporation makes over
I four hundred different articles and is
doing business In nearly every state
In the union.
HERB DEARTH "MUGGED''
BY ROTARY JOURNAL
When menvbers of the local Ro-!
tury c'lub opened their ''Uotiirian"
magazine, this month, Ihey saw a pic-1
ture of Herb Dearth, a former Grand
Ridge boy, who Is now residing in
Decatur. The picture of Mr. Dearth
was with three other Decaturans, il
hlstrating the long and short of "Ro
tarianism." Mr. Dearth and one
other man in the phi ure are just
five feet five inches tall, while one
of the other men stands six feet four
inches tall and the fourth six feet
Dearth is well known in Ottawa,
having been a stu lent ut Brown's
business college here.
Such a Monkey Business!
No Roger, ability to hang ottto one's
job Ts no evidence of n simian an-
cestry.- Boston Transcript,
STRUCK HE!? WITH
C, B. & Q. RAILROAD TAKES AP
PEAL. IN DAMAGE SUIT IN
WHICH LOUIS LERETTE WON
I paying I.
uis Lettte 118,-
000 lor a lei
was atti mpi
took an apr
in the 135.
, which was cuff off as Ir;
Ing to crawl between two
which were, blocking the
a J.a Salle street the ( hi
gton and Quincy railroad)
eal to the Supreme ('out! I
lull damage suit brought I
u by Lerette. A jury In I
( ourt last April awarded
M.S. bun verdict.
to the Suprome Court I
taken in the Prasier-Curran suit I
Mrs. McGrath Seeks Divorce.
A divorce bill filed in the Circuit
Court last week and suppressed until
service could he obtained on the d( -fondant
was made public late yester
day. Tho complainant. Mrs. Deli i
McGrath of Lostant, is seeking a di
vorce from Arth'ttr McGrath on
( barges of cruelty and habitual drunk
enness. Mrs. McGrath alleges that
the defendant struck her with a
shovel, kicked her in the stoma h and
wag guilty of other acts of cruelty.
The couple, according to the com
plainant, were married in January.
1909. Thev have one son. Arthur.
aged I i. Mrs.
AcGrath secured an ta
iling the defendant
of uis property, from
from having the
her or her son, or
ise of her farm.
Sand Company Defendant.
A $".(H 0 damage suit was started in
the Circuit Court yesterday afternoon
by Frank P. Foiled, administrator for
the estate of Joseph Leietfe
US" II1S1 I
the Ottawa Silica company. Mr. Le
rette died in this city July 9, MO.
His administrator alleges that his
death was caused by an occupational
disease, brought on while working for
the company, it i claimed the de
cedent contracted tuberculosis while
working at the plant
Girl Alleged Delinquent.
A petition was filed in the Count:
( ourt by Miss Kfhe I loan, probation
officer, yesterday, asking that Mabel
Clark, aged 17. of J'eru, bo de
A Petition was Bled in the I'rohat
Court today by Cbaiies Mahoncy of
Chicago, asking that he ho restored
to his property right- Hahoney
was pronounced a drunkard and a
spendthrift by a jury in the I'rob.i1
( ourt on Dec. l'T. 1907, and a con-
' scrvator ordered appointed for him
The (urtsl presiding over the Probate
; Court appointed the Ottawa Banking
and Tru-t eoinan. to take charge of
his property .
I Today in a petition Mr. Mahonev
1 alleged thht he has reformed and i
ABOUT THIS TIME O' YEAR
statu! that he 1
or tasted liquet
lot drank, imbibed
any kind for two!
years. An affidavit wan presented tO
the court signed to Ruth Mahoney,
Geneva iilount and Battle V. Mahoney I
of ctii'-ago. stating that the defendant
i had not bees (trunk for flMM than two
A hearing on the petition will be
I held miring the August torn of tho
Settle Barton Estate Ciaim.
By tho tersad, of an agreement
reached out of court, and O. K.'rt to
day hv Judge Kldredge after a hear
ing In the circuit court, the will of
the late Henry ('. Barton of Lostant,
disposing of a $103,000 estate, will
bo probated. Action was starled In
the circuit court several days ago,
by Waiter Barton, a half brother, to
bar the will from probate.
Previously Mr. Barton bad made an
effort in the probate court to keop
the will from being admitted to the
records, but he had been unsuccess
ful. By the terms of the will lie was
to receive only $50.
The Methodist church at Lostant
will receive a $10.iK)D bequest, the
Hope cemetery $5,000 and numerous
friends and distant relatives bequests
ranging from $500 to $5,000. The
residue was to go to nephews and
ii is reported (he other heirs made
a handsome settlement with Waller
Barton to have the document stand.
Henry C. Barton committed suicide
by shooting himself at his homo on
By the terms of the agreement.
Henry M Kin.ie. who was named in
the will as the executor, will be per
mitted to serve.
WATERWAY EXPERT TO
ADDRESS MEETING HERE
An impotrant meeting will be held
at Armory C on Monday evening in
the interests of the deep waterway,
The purpose of the gathering is to
discuss means of building up a great
waterway which will bring prosper
ity to farmers, merchants and other
business men of the county.
George A Williams of Deca
tur, vice president of the Mississippi
Valley association, will be the prin-
iker of the evening. Mr.
practical business man.
president of a largo corporation and
is especially interested in waterways.
His talk promises to be one of the
most enlightening on the subject of
Illinois Waterways ever heard in Ot
tawa. A Cordial invitation has hen ex
tended to the general ptfblic to at
tend this session, and it is expected
a very large number of people wdll
a very large number of people wdll
be In attendance.
BLOW ON HEAD FATAL
TO BASEBALL PLAYER
Kverett. Mass., July 9. Knocked
unconsf ions by being hit on the hand
by a batted ball. James Gannon. II,
recovered sufficiently to play another
inning in a game between sem-profes-sional
teams here yesterday. Then
he collapsed and was rushed to a
hospital in Boston, where he died last
"CO -?EN HIS
EARLY Ifj IHE FALL
LOCAL MOTORISTS WILL HAVE
DIRECT ROUTE OVER CON
CRETE HIGHWAYS TO METROP
OLIS PEORIA CONNECTION IS
By tall Ottawa will be Hanked bj
an eifthleen-foot concrete highwav
leading all tho way from the cast city
limits of Ottawa into Chicago, pro
vided the working plans of the State
department of highways are carried
out. Ity the fall of 19M the complete
stretch of highway running from Ot
tawa to Peoria will also be, covered
with an eighteen-foot concrete sui
face. W ith the letting or the contract for
section L of federal Sid road No. 7 on
July 10 all the highway running from
the east to the west boundaries of La
Salle county will be under construc
tion. Work is being rushed on tho road
cast of Ottawa in order that it will
he all completed this year. Kxcellenl
weather conditions combined with
plenty of help has greatly benefited
the contractors. The road through
Will county is scaring completion,
and work in l.a Salle and Grundy
counties is progressing very last. By
fall it is believed that motorists will
be able to travel all tho way from
Ottawa, to Chicago on a concrete high
way. Roads gangs are now working both
out of this ( ity and out of Morri. .
although the largest part of their
work has been finished. West of the
city the building is progressing nicely.
The thoroughfare from Peoria t
Springfield has, been paved, and also
from Jollet to Chicago with the ex
ception of a four-mile strip which will
be finished before fail.
4 OF 50 SLACKERS
ARE FOUND GUILTY
Fort. Bnelllng, Minn., July 9.- Four
men have been convicted a draft
evaders out of a total of fifty cases
handled in tin northwest by courts
martial at Fort Bnelllng since t!i i
roundup of dodgyrs began recently, i'
! ", ame know n today. They were sen
tenced to eighteen months p.t Leav in
worth penitentiary and their cases H
f erred for final examination to a board
:,t Fort Crook. Neb.
Thirty-five of the ti It v men volun
tarily surrendered and none of their
cases went further than a preiiminar
examination, it was said. Ik cause
many listed as slackers were found
to have aetuaii., served in tie Erased
torcos. while the others had been ex
empted Irom service
Approximately iroo men in Mime
Montana and North and South DakoU
have been listed as !aktra
WITH SINN FEINERS
AS TRUCE PREVAILS
Dublin, July 9. A general order directing the
suspension of hostilities during the peace negotia
tions, the order to be effective from noon, July I I,
TO SUCCEED SELF
AS FIRE MARSHAL
OTTAWA MAN, IT IS
AT SPRINGFIELD, WILL BE RE
TAINED BY GOVERNOR SMALL
APPOINTED BY LOWDEN FOUR
Reports seeping out of Springfield
and reaching! Ottawa indicate that
La Salle county, through John G.
Gamber, will receive at least one rich
political plum to be dispensed as
pari of Governor Small's patronage.
Gamber, according to "grapevine"
telegraph maintained at the capital
through political gossip, is slated to
succeed himself as state lire mar
shal at an increase of $1,000 per an
num in pay.
Gamber received his appointment
from ex-Governor Frank O. LoWden.
He filled the olflee for four years
and during thai time is said to have
won lots of friends among insurance
people, among them being Senator
Chicago corporation counsel, and a
prominent insurance attorney. 'Re
sides Kttleson. Governor Small's lead
er in the senate, Speaker Dshlberg,
of the house of representatives, is
said to be a stanch friend of Mr.
Gamber. and several weeks ago, it is
reported, he forecast the Ottawa
man's reappointment to his old post.
Kttleson, it is said, has been ac
tive in Mr. Camber's behalf and as
a result he is said to stand a good
chance to be one of the few sur
vivors of the old administration to
hold over. Mr. Gamber, a lieuten
ant of former attorney general. W.
II. Stead, has not the endorsement
of the Smith-Small forces in La Salle
county, it is said, but has the hack
ing of the lyowden group, though that
organization four years ago, it is
Claimed, was not for him at the time
Lowden elevated him to the job he
Political gossip today centered
about the report that Gamber was
scheduled as a plum getter, and a
hurried call of Smith and Small
henchmen brought: many prominent
workers from different sections of the
county to talk over the situation.
Goebel Lands Job.
Former Deputy Sheriff Fritz Goe
bel has been named an assistant fire
marshal and wdll take over the duties
of his office at once, according to
word received here from Springfield.
Mr. Goebel, a former Streator alder
man, sieved as deputy sheriff under
K M. Davis He has strong political
backing and his long association with
the affairs of the republican party en
titled him to recognition by the ad
4 DROWN IN FARM
i; her C.
July 9. Mrs. Dave
o children, Ruth. 14,
and Charier. 1-otley,
uncle of Mrs. Shaw.
a pool on the Shaw
st of Canton, shortly
and Dorothy. 12.
an elderly man.
were drowned in
farm six miles wi
aft"- noon Friday. The two gols and
younger brother. Robert, aged 10, ac
cording to information obtained by
neighbors, had gone to tha pot 1 to
They had been there a little while
when Robert returned alone and sail
something about the daughters hav
ing disappeared. The mother and
uncle immediately left for the pool,
which is about
half a mile from the
in turn fail d to come
house, and ihey
It is said win
ancle left the h
home alone and
n the mother and
lUse Robed remained
w hen the mother and
Cotiey failed to return he went to th"
homt of a neighbor. R. Hobsoa, and
told them Charles ( hurchill. who was
at the Hob.-on home, was the first to
arrive at the pool, which is about ten
teet deep and an enlargment of Small
i reek It was he who discovered th"
Aloiu.o Hilaris. Seneca. ?0.
Margaret Villages, Seneca,
army, Richard R. Mulcahy.
London. July 9. Not since the
memorable day when the armistice
was declared ending the great war,
has an event so stirred the United
Kingdom -as the conclusion of tho
truce in the Irish warfare, sealed to
day by the issuance of orders to make
it effective. Simultaneously cams
the announcement that Kamonn de
V;1'ora, the republican leader, and Mr.
I Lloyd George, the British premier,
w ill meet probably next week with a
view of settling the centurv-old diffi
culty. The I'lsterite press, to be
sure, has received the new develop
ment coldly, but throughout southern
and western Ireland and in all Eng
land there is rejoicing which unmis
takably is heartfelt.
Already the truce is beginning to
operate in various parts of the large
(caters in Ireland although officially
it will not become effective until Mon
day. For the first time in many,
weary months of bloodshed, tho sol
diers of the crown were today frater
nizing with Sinn Feiuers in the
strepts of Dublin, and one might walk
about freely without an ever present
fear ol being- shot, by unseen forces.
From isolated districts some reports
came of continuing violence, hut noth
ing of an outstanding character. The
exacf date of the meeting between
Premier Lloyd George and Mr de
Vah ra has not been settled. Safe
conducts are being prepared for the
Republican leaders and his associates
whC v ill come to London.
Lloyd George O. K's. Meeting.
London, July 9. -Premier Lloyd
George, it was author!; ively stated
thia afternoon accepted Kamonn de
Valera'S proposal Of yesterday and
meet the republican leader and dis
cuss the basis for a formal conference.
The meeting will probably occur next
London Follows Proceedings.
Loudon, July 9. Announcement of
the date upon which Kamonn de Val
era, Irish republican leader would
meet Prime Minister Lloyd George to
disease the basis on which a settle
ment of the Irish question might, be
reached by the proposed conference
between north Irish and south Irlebj
chieftains in this city was anxloaslv
awaited by London today. The fact
that a truce between the crown forces
in Ireland and the Sinn Fein would be
come effective at noon on Monday was
taken as an indication in some quar
ters that the meeting of Mt. De Va
lera and Mr. Lloyd George would not
be long delayed.
Mr. Lloyd George left, for Chequeri
court, his suburban home today in
company with General Jan Christian
Smuts, and other dominion premiers
who are in London to attend the
It seemed probable that, during the
week end at Chequers Court arrange
ments would be made for the, meeting
between the British prime minister
and the leading Sinn Feiner
Orders Hostilities Closed.
The Irish office stated this after
noon the Kamonn de Valera has Is
sued Instructions to his supporters to
cease all attacks upon civilians and
discontinue military maneuvers of all
The only thing remaining is the fix
ing of the date, which Lloyd George
vill name In his reply to Mr De Va
lerias letter. The government is sue
Cfdlnatlng all other problems of state
to the question of Irish peace and is
ending every effort toward prepara
tions for the meeting.
The instructions from Mr. De Va
lera. the Irish office sa!d, also were to
prohibit the use of arms, to abstain
from interference with public or pri
vate property and to discountenance
and prevent action likely to cause dis
turbance or the peace which might
necessitate military interference.
The instructions, it was added, were
effective from noon ou Monday.
It is Understood th" details of the
forthcoming conference will be dis
ciivsd ever the week end at Chequers
Court, where Lloyd George Is enter
tatnlng the premiers of dominions.
London, duly 9. -Military patrol.'
were withdrawn from the streets of
Lublin last evening, a Ct neral Ne.wa
dispatch from that city says. Many
of th. police auxiliaries were walking
the streets leisurely, fraternizing with
civilians and discussing the prospects
Of peace in Ireland.
Hoy Head. Wales. July 9. Earl
Middleton. one of the south Irish un
ionist leaders who particluated In yes.
terday's conference at Dublin, landed
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