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)URNAL THE WEATHER. Increasing cloudiness, probably followed by rhowers lata tonight or Tuesday; riling tempera ture. OTTAWA FREE TRADER Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 18B0 AND OTTAWA FAIR VOLUME 5.--NO. 233. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1921 PEICB, TWO CENTS. KANKAKEE EDITOR IS KILLED B LIGHTING DURING GOLF GAME J. B. SMITH, LEADER DEMOCRATS AMD PUBLISHER OF TINISHING BREAKS. PLAYERS HOUSE. GAME WHLN STORM BOLT STRIKES AS RUN TO THE CLUB Kankakee, III . A Of. 15- (Special I While on the Ulrica ei the Kankakee coif club on Saturday afternoon, .1 n Smith, for years editor and publtahoi of tha Kankakae Dally Democrat ana a leader In DemooratU circles, waa ctfiick by lighting and Instantly killed. .Mr. Smith, v. ho was 67 yeal i oi age, had bean playing goll erltta Judge Ar thur Di'gdin when tii storm arose. They had started to the club h m . luu the bolt struck .Mr. Smith, tear log away the clothing from the lef! side of his body. Two companions who seers within fifteen (eel of him did not (eel tie- ! 'lock. Almost at the same time .Mr. Smith WU struck. Edward CO'Jturo, a farm-. cr i'm ..truck hv lishtnlne while lid ' ill ... v. ; Tk.. i.i, :iiK on it wit ,011 -..111 """if. i m- w knocked him unconscious and he (ell off his sat. Ho win recover. . - - a , r, : Lcuncre man uiizi. William Western, formerly of i.e.-! nore. died in a hospital In Chicago Friday from injur).- s received when he was struck by a vampire automo bile a.s he was alighting Irom a sin l t car. GIRL HIKERS ARE HELD AT THE COUNTY FARM Wandering through the country with all the light heartedness end abandonment or the , t,i time gypsies, two Chicago uirls. Katherine Mullen, i.-?ed li). and Myrtle Kruger, aged IS, were taken in charge by the l,n Salle. authorities on Saturday afternoon and are now being held at the i.a Salle county farm until their relatives in Chicago send them railroad fare home. The SirlS. who are said by the authorities to he well behaved and well mannered young mis.-es. were taken in charge when they were trying to "hum" a ride on a (".. 0. & j P. cur. They told tho county authorities j they started out a Week ago from the home of (Catherine at r:i77 Went worth; avenue, Chicago, for a vacation. Their camp equipment consisted of a small tent and a pillow. They had 7.50 In cash with them. The authorities at. Homer and Jollet both stopped j fhstn and held them tor Investigation. They claim that they reached Mar-! QUette and then tired of their vaca tion, turned around to go hack to Chicago. They boarded an toterur ban car and requested a free ride. When, the conductor tool; charge of them and turned them over to Mis. '..aunia Ausseiii, county probation of ficer. They were taken to the county farm hy Miss Aussem, where they were given a bath an.) allowed to wait, un til some word waa received Irom their relatives. Myrtle's parents are dead. Katherine lives wltti her moth er, 'Mrs. Kale Mullen. WELL KNOWN WOMAN PASSES AWAY SUNDAY Mrs. Catherine Hughes, 7". "II Con gress street, died last nlghl 10:30 o' clock at her home, following a six weeks Illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Hughes had been ill previous to her recent illness. She was born in Pottsville, Penn., 1S4!I and when hut a small girl came to Ottawa where she has since made her home. Surviving she leaves one ' son Jerry Hughes and one daughter! Mrs. C. J. Gillen of this city. Fun; ;al services will he held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Colum ba church. Internment will be made at St. Cedumba Cemetery. WELL KNOWN COUPLE TO WED TUESDAY Announcements of the marriage tit Miss Margaret a Downev, 1029 Pine street and Reginald Hasted. 117 Pinal street tomorrow morning at St. Put rick's church, were made this I ftOr noon. The marriage will he perform ed at 7:30 o'clock by ltev. 1.. A. Haeiiett of St. Patrick's parish. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warren will act as ! the attendants. Following tho j marriage the eouple Will leave on a brief honeymoon, after which they will tnak" their future home on a farm in Prairie Center. STORM STOPS GAME BBI BEGS ADMISSION TO COUNTY JAIL AFTER C GIVCN LIBERTY HARRY COULTER THREATENS TO JUMP BONDS IF HE IS NOT LOCKED UP BY COUNTY AU THORITIES. The l&Side of the l.a Salle county jail look- pretty good to Hurry Coul ter, Bged 81, who was arrested as u boose runner three weeks ago. Coul ter spent' mere than tWO weeks as a prisoner in the county bastlle, (allow in:: hi- arrest by sheriff Ay era. He was released tha latter part of last week on bonds signed by Policeman Jesse Holmes. Alter MCUritli his freedom Coulter has been unable to Bad work by which he can e;iru a livelihood. Yesterday morning about h o'clock, when the e.Lirh churen ami Sunday school coera wen mi their way to uieir Sunday again county morning worship, coulter ranned on the floor of t!( I prison and begged for admission, aliswt red his To the deputy who appeal be explains) that lie could no? Bad work jmt stated that II they aw him in the Jail he in- not again taki nd d The Ayafs, lumniiu liis bOfids. jailer conferred with Shertfl and Mr. Ayeis told him to call Oilier Holue i an I see il h- was will- I log to reh a.se Coulter to the county authorities again. Holmes stated that. h i was willing to allow Coulter to gOj ; hack to the prison again, if Coulter . w Ished to do so. j Today Coulter was. "at homo" and apparently happy. His arrest was mad" in South Ot tawa, when he and H. W. Hayes were found on the night of July 2:'. takln;:! wine from three big casks that were hidden in the weeds along the hank i of the Illinois, river. The pair con-j fessed tint they had stolen the Wine from the home or ex-Sheriff Mischke in Peru. They claimed that Clarence Mischke. a nephew of the ex-sheriff,: helped thorn vet the wine. Mischke got out of town before being placed; under arrest and the authorities arc now searching for him. Coulter am! Hayes Claimed that Nicholas Wolfe, an Ottawa chauffeur, transported bOOSI for tin in from Mc Kinley Park to Ottawa. Wolla was placed under am -t. DEATH CLAIMS MRS, MARY BALL AGED 77 Mrs. Mary B, Sinallen Hall. 77. a prominent resident of this city ami a daughter Of the late Mr. and Mrs Patrick Smallen. pioneer residents of southern Illinois, died this morning n bout 7:50 o'clock at the home oL her son. Irving A. Hall, 422 Congress St., j following a four month's illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Hall was well gnown in this city and for a number of years oper ated a bakery and confectionery shop on West Madison streets, and had a large Circle of friends who will be rrleve to learn of her death. She was twirii In I! ,rh(: 'er. N. Y.. May 28. 1S44, and after residing there for a number J of years came to Illinois with her par ents where she has since resided. I Surviving she leaves one son, Irvinn ' A. Ball of Fast Ottawa and one broth er William Smallen of Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services will be held j Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock .from the home of Irvina A. Pall. Fast I Ottawa. interment wll be made nt I Ottawa Avenue Cemetery. REPUBLICANS TO PASS TAX REVISION BILL Washington, Aug. 15. Hoi'Se He iiuoiicairs were to n s toda on the tax revision bill as dratted b the majority members of the wya and means committee and leoido on pro- IcedMO In the h,u;-' during consider ! ation of he measure, planned now to hesin on dne.'.lr. SPRINGFIELD PASSES ELECTRICITY CRISIS Sprittgfleld, ill . Aug. 15.- Sprinc Baid'S municipal crisis-- threatened shutdown of tho power plant of the' Springfield Gas and Electric company Bt midnight apparently haci passed this morning witti an announcement i that the company would accept the twenty year franchise offered by th, city. . e - . A WtNTEfc- OH 1 JEST LKfr JTl , ( RtCOR.T)! I ""rC WINTER fL FIRE BUG FOILED IK ATTEMPT TO BOR 1ST OTTAWA M FIREMEN DISCOVER CLOTHING SOAKED IN KEROSENE ON WIN DOW SILL OP RESIDENCE SET ABLAZE BY FIREBUG. Alter a proton god per iod of appoase vho during tha strayed thou of property in msiderabie ex- ttts, attempted men past sum this cite to r 1 I I to : Ottawa's nrebug, ' year has d s of dollars' worth city and caused ci unt among resldi )Oai a similar act last night about clock when he applied a torch dwelling at 828 Walnul street. owned by Joseph Gay, 640 Illinois ave nue. Conditions as to the origin ot ,. the lire guarantee the fact that it waa the work of an incendiary. de;- pite the (, fact that no one was seen j;oing to or tl irom tin house. rl Although authorities feel positive; the house vvas deliberately s-. t on Sire, t no clews have be n discovered as ti who the wielder of the firebrand is. The fin was started shortly befoi 1 1 o'clock an ten mlnuti who fcestdi was discovered probably lated by Bdward Claggati next door. Mr. Claggett stated thai at no time did he n anybody about the house. Tho blase was started in a wi on the south t ide of tho budding, glSM had been broken and a bundle of old rags and clothing, (tier nuge ther- oughly soaked in kerosene, wa placid on the window sill and then ignited. The flames, before discovers by Mr. Claggett, had spread to the side walls near the window, but wen easily extinguished when the tire de partment arrived. Firemen stated tills morning that the damage to th" building will not exceed $36. PRIZE FIELD CORN ON EXHIBIT AT F. j. That Iho maturity of this year's corn I is far ahead of previous years, may he j evidenced by several ems of prUel corn now on exhibit in the Free Trader-Journal s window, crown by s. B. Dixon of Northville township. The corn is fully matured and was raised without the aid of county advisors, and is said by Mr. Dixon to be at. Id -six weeks ahead of maturity schedule The ears on exhibit are solid and arc a splendid sueclmen of tho grain, which was planted during the latter ....... nt mnnth triv Mr flivnn l-illt vi tin in""." - h n,.r,. f cneti norn nn hla ,,.- IU..II ww.i-j - - - -- farm. Drainage Into Gulf of Mexico. A eotnperatlvel.i small part of the Canadian West drains into the Ghatf of Mexico, namely, 12.rU5r square miles. This urea forms part of tho valley of the Milk river, which flow ing into the United States, empties Into the Missouri . . and the latter empties Into lot M.ssistinpl. ABOUT THIS TIME O' YEAR FIVE KILLED IN FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA : II of Mrs iooman. la., Poll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .1. D. DeBolt. at one lime prominent residents oi tins Clt; was received late this afternoon b I relatives of tin deceased. Mr Bruard died yesterday, but part r culars in regard to her death have as I 'yet not been received. Surviving she I : h aves her husband and three children, j ' Debolt, 7; Virginia, 6; Richard, 3; one; 'sister. Barbara ami a brother Karl: I DeBolt of Pontine, besides her father, ! also of that city. The remains will be i i brought to this city Wednesday niorn I lltg. Funeral services w ill he held at 9:30 o'clock from the (iladi'elter under- ! taking establishment. Internment J will be made at Ottawa Avenue Ceme tery. OBENCHAIN AMD BURCH REACH LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, Oherchain and Burcb of Bvaaa Aug i; tho Hev ton are i. Ralph B. . William A. in Fos Ange- diing across the continent e aid of his divorced wife ither to help his son the In the city this afternoon. Rev. Mr I lurch went at one and red one county jail, where he was olos with his son. Arthur C. Burch, 'ted indlcti for murder of J, Helton Ken the Kennedy summer cottage ly Glen on the night of Aug. ayed his visit to .Mrs. under Indictment and had visited her moth- Oh in 'ii bain, alsi jail until he On the journey from Chicago Obon-, chain and the minister were constant ly together They were believed to have mapped i ul a plan of oampaign as soon as possible to effect (tie re- I lease Ol the two held for the crime. Oberchain Is Nervous. Ohonchain seemed very nervous and somewhat uncertain as to the out-, come of the whole affair, but the Hev. Burch was calm and pleasant. They said they antlcimte no difficulty in obtaining their ends. Word that tier former husband had arrived seemed to hearten Mrs. Often- chain. She was still weak, following he: complete eoiiapsp yesterday, but cer spirit: were reviving. She said She wished bed hurry and visit her. ! Burch expects his case to be round- Od into form within two days He remains silent as to the defense ho expects to ofter. but said his father ' would DUt the matter into the hands Of able attorneys here by Wednesday. ''I'm not worried over wdiat the state ma) ho able to oroduce against me." said Hurrh. "I'm confident that the district ttttorncy has no ace in the hole, no bit of evidence against me that has not been mentioned in .,. I lal new s papers. "Knowing as much as he does i an; a lump ahead of him. What i kr.o-,' go tl II remain my secret until I i:il Then I will tell every- thin,- The First Fruity. Only a little of the first fruits r.f Wisdom only n few fragments of the boundless heights breadths. and depths of t tutb- -have I been able to iather.- UartiB Lmi er. TRY TO STOP BOSSES FROM RUNNING STARVED ROCK PAR C, O. & P. RAILWAY BRINGS IN JUNCTION PROCEEDINGS AGAINST I WO LA SALLE BUS COMPANIES. injunction In the local pre dii were started l Clt ('., 0 mt ft I Court this morn . railroad to com lng b: pel I irom Salle Tin morn borne Eddy Motol am s asks (rom i 1 iro motor bus lines to refrain carrying pi and Starvi i -si ngcrs Between La I Hock state park. (list case is set for 1 iw morning at 1 I o'c Ftlay, Charles F.ddy. and Harold Fildv of earing to ock. Os Blizabeth the Eddy Bus company at In this suit. Th' i that the company hauling pdssengei tho di fend ill Sled today be restrained as they are running tn competition witn tne 1 u. iS.- I' railway and have no franchise. The bill also alleges that the company has not complleS with the rules of the1 public utilities commission governing the operation of motor buses. The Wanner . Himbert Bu m. pany of Le, Salle Is the defendant in j the si eond case. The traction com pany asks that the men operating this ' bus line be restrained from carrying I passengers, as they have secured no j "certificate of public convenience and necessity" from the state public util' ' tii s commission. I This hearing is set for the October i term of tin Circuit Court. The Wagner j Himbert Bus com pany holds a contract with the. state 1 department of public w iri s, permit- ting it to enter th-' state park to taki on 'and discharge passengers. Both bills alleg. that the c. O. & P. railway is drgantaed under the stal laws and is operating UBder fran chises and strictly in accordance with the laws governing tie- running of rail- FEDERAL MAN HERE TO HANDLE YANKS' CLAIMS A Representative of (tfhe1 federal Hoard tor Vocational Education will be at the Red Cross and American l.egion Rooms. Gayoty Building Tuesday afternoon, August 16, a' l o'clock. Any ex-service man who wishes to talk to him regarding claims for Vocational Training -an call at the iRod Cross Rooms Tues day afternoon. COURTS SEVEN YEARS. BUT WO'T MARRY Jolint, 111., Aug. if Miss Bertha "MiUlgan. 24. of Decatur, yesterday filed suit hero sgrinst Cyrus If. Den nis, a railroad station far $10,- 00 damages. is Mtlllgsn DetlAts courted her tor seven add recently his h. cooled. Ssy - i years MASON CITY EXCITING SEARCH FOR PAY ROLL BANDITS Peoria, 11., Aug. 1 5. - Bloodhounds and a sheriffs' posse today surrounded two men in a corn field near Mason City who are though to be con- .nected with the Kincaid IflPW IM mDWnr I Payroll robbery Saturday INENT n OIFS IN STREATOR PUBLISHER AND PROMINENT RE PUBLICAN WHO SERVED AS STREATOR POSTMASTER FOR SIXTEEN YEARS LOSES FIGHT FCR LIFE. Streator. Ill . ug. .". (Special.) John W. Fortiof. aged 00. president of the. Streator Free Press company, died this morning at 9 o'clock at the family home In thi city after two ..ea'.V illness. Mr. Fornof had been prominent Id newspaper and Repub lican circles ftr a gn at many years. For sixteen '( ars be served as post- maetor of Streator under the admin istrations of MoKlnley, Roosevelt and Taft. Hii last active work was tha' ' o( chairman of the exemption hoard j for th" Streator district during the worm war. While W rvlng In this capacity he his Was MKOn 111 ana never leguiueu hi alth A nalHe of Butler county Fornof moved to Illinois Ohio, Mr. with the members of his family year of ago. He reside w hen but 1 d in the cen- trsl pnrt of th(v State until lie grew to young mannooo. roriy-nve years aeu ii" came to Streator, where he had since resided, in is:; he purchased a halt Inter i st in tlie Streator Free Press, in 1908 the business was incorporated with Mr. Fornof at Its head, and he served in that capacity until the time of his demise. Always a stalwart Hi publican In the support of the party and its prin ciples. Mr. Fornof bad been active in political circles for two decades. He served as president of tile Repub lican Editorial Association of th i twelfth congressional district and of the III the lodg both Illim n Hum xem pt Ion board, was active in the working.. Of Ma onlc, Elk! ved and Woodmen resident of lub and the iation. th St. Coll il- Valh liked Intancc oth it hv 1 of ins will be less and Tl greatly miss fraternal life His marri g1 . to M is San J. Seavey took April 26, 170. ace in Mario She, with six Mrs. Jessie it . Iowa, hlldren, wtends, i George Fornof Miss Myrtle Fornof and John K. For nof, editor el' the Free Pre:;s, all of Streator: Mrs. Harriet Elder of Wich ita, Kan., and W Ivan Fornof of In dianapolts, Ind.. survive, him. The funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:;',u o'clock. The Masonic organization will be in charge. DAVISON RESTS WELL; NEW OPERATION SOON N son. Red fort iw York, Aiij.". IB Henry P. Davl- banker and former head of the 'm-s was reported resting com- nt Roosevelt Hospital today. Doctors were Watching for the effects of the operation Friday for a tumor that, pressed against the brain. At the hospital it was slated Mr. Davison's! pulse, temperature and respiration were normal, he was sleeping quietly and lie had taken nourishment Another operation w ill be necessary to remove the tumor disclosed by tho first operation, but the time for the new operation depends largely upon1 low he rallies from the effects of the first. If he continues to improve the second operation probably will take I place within the next three or four KILLED BUMMING RIDE IN QUEST OF WORK Rockferd. 111.. Aug. 1"'. -Morris Wee ton, 19. Benton Harbor, Mich., fell from a tank car here today and was killed. Elmer Bonson. Coloma, Mi h.. his Companion said they were on their way to Rochester. Minn., in search ol work. m SCENE OF night. Police are holding an abandoned automoible wnich w?s ,JesPrted by the men after being stop ped for speeding. Stopped for speeding according to word received here hy tolephQJ morning. Tho mfn driviig roadster came thru Mason City y ... day .-veiling and were Stopped by ( hlef of Police Brownfleld, who told them they were wanted in Havana, III.. on a chareg of speeding preferred by necial deputy Hrown wdio is patrolling the hard road north of Mason City. Chief Hrowntield. .-topped tie- car as it was entering town and stepped on the running board with a drawn re volver. The men according to the police, appeared willinu to be taken to Mason City and the chief put up his gun. One of the men Immediately drew a revolver and ordered the chief off the car shooting at him twice as he stepped off. The chief was not hit and returned the fire but tho speeding car was soon out of sight. The men continued thru Mason City and ran to the cemetery, where the road ends There they abandoned the car and took refuge In a nearby corn field. A posse was then organized and the corn Beids surrounded. The vigilance was continued throtlghbut the night nd blcodhounds from Decatur W6f brought thoro this morning. The posse gave up the search nt noon. Springfield. 111., Auk. 1 5. -Solution of the Pea body payroll robbSty In the little mining town of Kincaid late Sat uidpy was no nearer this morning, sheriil Dunbar Of Christian county de ciared this morning that the four bandits who 3&cured 195,0c I had ap parently "vanished in the air.", No trace of them after they sped out of the village in an automobile had been found, although Sheriff Dunbar and private operatives believed that th'i bandits made for St. I.ouis. MAN AND WOMAN ARE CLEARED OF CHARGE PREFERRED BY FATHER Charges of disorderly (erred against, them hy mors, aged 52. and an the Wedron silica sand onduct, pre F. L, Sum- employe of works, were dismissed by Judge Koenig, against Mrs. Bonnie MUnson, 27, and James B, Manrod. aged 411. of Wedron, 111., when the pair were arraigned iii his court Saturday afternoon for hearing. Summers, author of the complaint, is the father of Mrs. Munson. and was unable to substantiate any of his statements when on tho witness stand. in return Sunmers was forced hy the court to repay Manrod $29.30. which was money ho borrowed some time ago. Following t he dismissal of tho charges against the pair, Man rod Immediately began .mit against Summers for the amount Koenig re turned a judgment for the full amount in favor of iManrod. .Manrod and Mrs. Munson were ar rested by representatives of the sher iff's office Saturday night, after war rants had been issued lor their ar rest on complaint of Summers. Their trial was to take place late Saturday morning but was continued until af ternoon. Summon was the first to take the stand in the case. Hsi testl take th,- stand in tin case. His testi mony was scattered and the testl 1 hold" them on the charge. Mr. and Mrs Hell, proprietors of a boarding house a; Wedron. John Bigford and I Manrod were the only witnesses for ' the defense. TWO SUFFOCATE BY GAS FROM A SILO Geneva. Aug. 15 -George Berg of Geneva and Wm. Kruser of Mihvau- k. e. farm hands for .). R. Kirk. wwM ifuffocsted yesterday hy gas gener ated from corn In a fifty foot silo. I Kirk went In the silo first. When he failed to reappear or answer. Ktu- uer went down to see what was wrong, j Kirk then tied a rope around his body and was lowered into the silo. He lost consciousness before he could be j raised. First Trams. Street tramways drawn hy horse 'were Introduced into this country hy Mr. Tram, an American, from MM they take their name. They wero first run at Birkenhead In ld. and in Lon don the following year. Loaded Tit Bits.