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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1921.
FREE TRADER - JOURNAL EVERETT TRUE BY CONDO. r"CJC(fii Today's Markets AND OTTAWA PAIR DEALER 118 Weft Main Street ST 5 I T u , ? Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, .1 - OTTAWA FttTTO TRADER - JOTJRNA. 'wM m FREE TRADER-JOURNAL PRINTING CO Publishers W. H. 08MA.N Editor and General Maasger H. W COLBERT Managing Editor Member of the Aatoclated Preia. TEME: Dally, oho year la advance by carrier U 00 Dally, one year In advance, by mall, outfllda La Salle County 4.60 Dally, one year In advance, by mall, In La walle County 4.1)0 Dally, per week, by carrier i The Aasociated Press Is exclusively w alt news dispatches credited to It or and also local news published horeln Entered as second class matter Mar. wa, 111., under the Act of Oct. 3, 1317. FRIOAY, AUGUST 19, 1921. CALLED DOWN! We have been called down, and called down hard, by the Com missioner of the Streets and Public Improvements because we had the temerity to call attention to places in the city which were dangerous and badly in need of repairs, We were accused of knocking the administration and going oat of our way t" find something t kicK atn ttt. The statement was made that the stairs on Christie street which were mentioned in this paper a- Ikmul: in bad condition, had been put in fine shape. It tin i- so 1 and the commissioner ssfys it i-1 we offer the head of that department our sincere apology, but on passing over them daily the fact had escaped our notice. We have repeatedh said in these columns that the present com- missioner ot Streets and Public Improvements had made a good re cord and was certainly endeavoring to do the most for the city witl the funds at his command, and we have no reason to say differently now. His good work in different place- lias been specifically com mented on. But he or any other public officer can re-t assured that any dire threats, such a- were made today, will not deter thi paper from mentioning any improvements or repair- it deems nec essary for the safety, health or good moral- of the city and its in habitants, It this commissioner or any other i- above criticism cannot stand hav ing attention called to duty he may overlook or even neglect, he is out of place as a public servant. As to knocking the administration, that accusation 1- utterly Without foundation. In its interest that the administration may maki good we probably have been more observing than at some time- in the past. For this paper feels that it was in a mea-ure responsible, as it supported ever man before the election ami. if we remember rightly, before the primary. As a rule the suggestions made have been taken in the spirit in which they were offered and many betterments have been made as soon as attention was called to deficiencies, While the comment was favorable everything was lovely ; the calling of attention to a neglect brings a par. The Free Trader-Journal would much prefer to commend good work, and will do so when ever opportunity offers, but if the good of Ottawa calls for criticism, criticism will be made in spite of threats and hard feelings, (letting all "bet up" won't improve conditions, ALFALFA HAS ITS ENEMIES. Within comparatively few years the grow big of alfalfa, as an ad dition to the hay crop of the country, ha- become prominent in this section of the country. Many acres of La Salle county have been de voted to the growth of the new forage and according to all reports it has proven all that ha- been claimed for it. yielding jeiierou-lv un der the right treatment. It seems destined to become more and more extensively grown as the years go by. Alfalfa, as it is generally called, known also as lucerne, i- a na tive of Central Asia, and ha- been cultivated a- a forage plant in Europe for more than two thousand year-. It was introduced into the Western states about 1K54, where it has become almost a basic crop, h is said to yield from ten to thirty tons an acre, although the latter figure i- a rare exception. To many farmers the cultivation of alfalfa is an experiment, and it already has been demonstrated that it C not unattended with difficulties which call for close attention. It has been found that it will not grow and produce a satisfactory crop of hay on thin, poorly drained soil. The deep -oil is necessary for the deep penetrating roots 1o spread. The seed-time i- during the last of July and firsl of August, and in some sections of the -tale it i- -aid there have been large quantities sown. There are many enemies of the young plants found in the insect world, such as grasshoppers, web-Worm and ; newly discovered pest which resemble- the armv worm, and which comes here from the south. State entomologist W. A. Mint ha issued a warning for farmers to watch out for it. for he has been ad vised that there is a wide outbreak of this pest in the South. If thev should make their appearance their destruction should be accomplish ed as FPCedily as possible, lie recommends the use of the same bait Kf tlw new enemy that is used struction may Be accomplished by one pound to fifty gallons of watei he pr.n!ng through the eround very ed lor e idence of the presence of Splits Honors : ; 7- ; r 1 Oh Boy now shares honors with Laddie Boy as the "First Dog of the Land. Oh Boy is a white English bull pup. born on Inauguration ay. He was kept in the White House garage until recently when Mrs. Hard ing mad?- him an official member ot the presidential household 11, w 4Yer, Laddie Boy wlU continue to be tbo president's personal pet. lu ' , entitled to the use for republication not otherwise credited to this paper .1 25, 1910, at the Post Office at Otta for the army worm, or their de spraying with lead arsenate. Using The young plants which should S'liui nmv should he closely watch- the destructive agencies. With Laddie Boy - j j & 1Va' K Mt k Ot1 THi CM4Hv- iuj n tsw too v hi wur." s .in r ti i . u..ra amMBkimEvxg&wriTm -gs . r 1 TO I - ' LU LI Marseilles News MARY MACAFm UR Office over Star Theatre. Office Phone, Black 176. FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1921. COMMUNITY PICNIC IS A HUGE SUCCESS The community picnic held yester day at the Marsawata Country club grounds was a gr at succeaa, and tho manacemeat is to be congratulated on the way everything was polled off. A good many of our citizens turned out early and wont to the grounds be fore 1 and enmveii tne Deauusui Shade and tine green award of the' golf links before the regular exercises ootnmem ed, The I tor us wore all closed promptly at 12. and automobiles commenced to run trODJ ttiO city UJ Hie mim grounds. The maJUtcecneot had ar ranged for a free conveyance holding twenty or more, and it was run back and forth all the afternoon. The committor; had plenty of toe cream ami orangeade, which was dish . ed out free to the picnickers. Rut1 this parttci; success as t as not such B the picnic, as the small boys crowded arottnd the lee, cri am containers like Alee around : 1 molasses barrel and and consumni over a lliousand Ice cream cones in an hour, and drank UP all the oraugeaae bi fore anyone else could be served so the committee who had charge of this says Never again'' the giving out of free ice cream and orangeade. but ins-toad there will be plenty of good cool water for the thirsty. Tho sports were commenced at 1 o'clock and were pulled off very satis - factorily under the management of Cyrus Trowbridge. Captain J, 1). Mc - Bride and J. M. Nicholson. The first race. ., fifty-yard dash for beys mult r 8, was .won. by Marvin j Thompson, ami the second prize went to Henry Morrell. The aecond event, a 100-yard daah for boyi under 16, was won by .lohn lb llatine, with John Bdwarda second. The 'third event, a lift y-yard daah for girls under 12. was won by Irene I.aatz; Emma Bellatlne, hjeoond. The fourth ( vent w as a 100-yard dash for girls from ll to IS. Fiist prize. Elsie I.aatz; second, Rosa. M crs. The fifth event was I sack race lor men over 'l First, Ivor Hanson; sec ond. Bob Young. Tli" sixth event was a race for worn en ovt.r IS. First, Cora Richardson; second, Mrs. S K itowers. Seventh event, a fat man's race, j men ever 2u pounds. First. Charles Bevlngton; second:, J. T. I.amkin. Eighth event, boys' race, boys under! IS. First. Claude Van Hooreboke; II Bond, Vli tor Hanna. Ninth eVeht, married ladles' rac. First. Mrs. Floyd Rice; second, Mrs. Cora Richard eon, Tenth event, free-for-all race. First. 1 1.1 uis Kellogg; si eond, "ChlofceoM Woi fert -Sail , -.,,, ImA MMla !,.. First. Dayia Jennings; second. Klme: a ague. Twolith event, ladies' ball throwing Content First. Mrs William Sheidy; second. Mrs. John B. Sparks. Thirteinth event, ladies' Indoor ball game, with two teams chosen on the ground.-. ou captahtftd by Mrs. Reu ben Hftynes and (he otlor by Mrs Sale Week, Aug. 22 to 27. Do not fall to w.su the new !tore during sale week. Vou will ttml many bu gains In all depertmi nts. Sca-sor- able goods ; ;it rut prices. K. a. C0U4N8. NURSERY STOCK. I have taken the agency of the Allen Nursery of Roches ter. N Y. Order now for fall delivery Stock guaranteed-first-class quality. A. C NAUMANN, Phone Red 56. Marseilles. s - ? jspm vsjlk rug - -r-r-7 wt House Phone, Black 85, Vi rn Kiner, with the line-up as fol lows: Mrs. iiaynes' team Mrs. Johnson, first baso; Mr;;. P. Riehardson, second base; Mrs. Haynes. pitcher; Mrs. Lett some, catcher; Mrs L. J, Kellogg, shortstop; Mrs. Alice, right field; Mrs. B. I.eaguo, third ba.se; Mrs. Kiske dahl, left iield; Mrs. Davis Jennings, coaler held. Mrs Vern Kino.r's team- Mrs. Con nor, first base; Mrs. Kiner, second barto: Alice Sheedy. third base; Mrt William Sheedy, pitcher; Miss Cob ler, catcher; Anna Sheedy, left hold;i Mrs. Letlsome. shortstop; Mrs. Lang- lois, right field; Miss Smith, center aM Tho score was 19 to in f..-- . Mrs. Killer's team. The fourteenth event was the men's indoor ball game, with Captains J. M. Nicholson and Ralph Wiley. The score was 8 to 0 in favor of Wiley's team. Tho picnic wound up with a dance lasting all tho afternoon and evening. A basket luiuji under the trees in tho evening, and everybody .enjoyed i neod time. Bride-toBe Entertained. Mrs. Acnes O'Nell's residence on Kast Blufl street wae tne scone ot a variety shower given by her daughter Margaret in honor of Sadie Mateman j wno ls shortly to be married to U harles Walker, well known here, as j M. Was in husness on Main street for years. . " The guests to the number of twenty 1 or mar(, gathered at 6 o'clock to a j chicken dinner, In which the creamed l chicken, mashi d iwtatoes and all such appetizing articles were to be found. liter in the evening watermelon and cujj w,.r(. served try the hospital)! hostess. The .hcuoe and tabic weie decorated with yellow and white, giv ing a beautiful effect or light and freshness. Claire Hiinncman, Mrs. O'Neil's lit tle grandson, cane into the room drawing a little, wagon bravely trim med with yellow and white flowers, loaded with gifts for the bride-to-be. The gifts were not only numerals but beautiful and useful as well. Bunco was played and Adcle Ober holti.er won tho prize, a lovely hand decorated china plme. Miss Carrie Knickerbocker of 'Chi cago and Mrs. Bonnie Farnum Trees of Ottawa were the only out-of-town guests. Night Shift Starts Work. The night shift wont into oporatioi, on the lvv Wav last night. They worked in town, where the loading is done of the grasshopper truck, by moans of electric lights strung around the works Down at the place on the road the licht wius by means of "carboy ' torches, They laid about ;i()0 feet last night The -enient gang working oh the hard road placed their dinner pails in 11 frei-ht car on the sldo track, thinking they would be safe, and when they went to get them sever, dinner pails Had vanished. There mil t Live bren B gann of hungry tramp.. antal around In the vi Clnlty. 1 '.- Local Notes. ttoy Thornbew 01 ,hr nor,h Drairl went to Springfield this mornlns; to attend the state (Air for a day or two. Tneltna Hardy was taken to the Ry burn hospital yesterday morning t have her tonsils removed, as well as adenoids The child stood the opera Hon well, and could have been brmi. lit home last evening. The grasshopper trucks made a lively night of it, last evening, as the) not only went fast, with th" accom panying rattle of machinery, but the boyi called to each other to keep Dry Goods at Sale Prices. Our annual sale will begin Monda' morning .it 9 o'clock. Come early it yen :int Ui I teal bai O'in - ( K. A. COLLINS. WHEAT PRICES SHOW MORE STEADINESS Chicago, Aug. 11 Wheat prices showed mure itMdlnesa toda.) than has been the rula of late, Export buy- , ing was noted at 'to hotter tlinii paid hcretotoro an. I general trade appear I ed to bo somewhat broader, Countrj , offerings were light. Opening quota turns, which varied from unchanged ; tlgwes to c iiigher. with September $t 1 8 to $1.17 and December fl.174 j to $1 l", wore followed bj a moderate setback and then by a rally to ahou; yesterday'i tlnlsh. Corn lacked support. After open- lng !ic ofl to :Sic highor. Including September at 2c to .2Vc, the maraei ilhderwent a general xag. Oat d( raloped little Brmneai owing to recelpta being smaller, Prlcea sUurted c to 'i c lower, but then scored .-light advances, Wall Street. New York, Aug 19. Although call money opened and renewed Into nox'. week at 5Vi per cent, prtees suffered Further Irregular Impairment during tli morning session of tho Stock ox change today. American Car, Gen eral SSectrlc, Harveater, Ore! North ern Ore, Weattnghouae, United States Rubber, American Tobacco and Retail Stores reacted 1 to 1! points and sol' ing of Pullman continued. The entire sugar gronp was heavy, notably Cuba ant preferred, and American Linseed fell independent stools made farther concessions on report! ot price cutting In the trade. Hails and Oill hardened before noon. Liberty Bonds. New York. Aug, 19. Liberty bonds at noon: 3H S.-4: first Is 87.78 bid: second 4a ST. tin; first in 87.74; third 4',s 91,18; fourth 4',s 87. 8; victory 394a HS.74; victory 4s 98.71. live Sfotk Chicago. Aug. 19. -Hogs-Receipts. I 1". 0110 load; hold over. 9,903; opening .V to 60c higher than yesterday's I average; mostly to yard traders and a I few shippers; some hogs still held Off the market; 10.36 paid; quality ! fairly good; average cost yesterday. : $8.s.-l. Cattle Recelpta, 3,000 head, beep Receipts. 8,000 head. Produce Chicago. Aug. 19.--Mutter highor, creamery extras 39c, standards 37c. Kkrs unchanged, 8,146 cases, poultry alive, lower, fowls 18-28c. springs (C. Potatoes. Cihcaiio. Auk. 19 FOMioea sictuy. ears. .V innesoia aioi arly Ohio's sacked 300 cwt; Kansas Irish cobblers 340-360 cwt. ; Idaho Colorado and Washington whites 370-380; Jer sey round white sacked 8M, bulk 400 cwt.; Nebraska early Ohio's sacked 140-550 cwt. Fundamental Business Principles. From a purely coldblooded business point of view, honesty is the best pet Icy. To trout the Other man as you would have him treat you is an equal ly fundamental business principle. This does n"t mean thai JrOU should surrender your rights or neglect to Haii yourself of your opportunities. It simply means thai In the game of business, the same rules of sportsman ship should prevail as In a boxing hour, in a match "f golf, or In football game.--John D. Rockefeller. Jr. About Pictures. Nearly nil bouses have too ninny pictures. Ami yet, paradoxical s 't may seem, the Introduction of n new picture now end then is an excellent plan. What is needed Is a drastic pruning In most homos, In wfclch pic tures that have ti" real merit are sent to tho limbo of the attic, while new and worth While studies In color or black and white nit,' hunt; on the walls to give 1 new Interest and a new beauty. Corean and Chinese Languages. The Corean language belongs to tho same class of language as the Mi ttgol Tatar. Japanese and Chinese. 1; has borrowed many Words from the Chin ese, since Chinese whs the diplomatic language of the country for many cen- t'tries. In sounds it differs widely from modern Chinese, and in grammar ls nearly identical with Japanese, A shady Business. Advertisement In southern piPp'-: "Bemuse of my recent death I will sell nil the stock and fixtures of my stoic" Boston Trnnscript. their spirits no in the dark, with the effect of destroying shop for mam ilong the route taken by them hSaMUg gravel. Mr. and Mrs. T R. Harrington an nounce the arrival of a ton nt B thD morning, named Richard Mother and son are doing well. Mrs William Moore of Kansas City, Ki'n.. arrived yesterday for a visit with the family of George B. Mrore. Arthur Trumbo and Ray Hindi were In Chicago yesterday and purchased about 300 sheep, which will be. put on the farm Of Trumbo UJ maze and fat ton. FOB BALK Nieo clean cobs. $2. 7.1 a ad or two loads for ft. Call ROY W'KRNSTIU'M. Green II Annual Sale. Our V.'gu-t '.1H rupee Sale wiil o cur next wtok. Aug m to 27 Sep our sale bills for prices K. A. COLLINS. Chicago market report furnished by Q. W. Klrby, manager Simons, l'uy & Co., Room 312 Moloney Building. I Phona 9a. 1'rev, CUue. close, High. Low. Wheal Sept 1.1S V 1.1(1 l.l(li 1 lli'u Dec 1.19'. 1 . 1 ti 117: 1.17', t orn - Sept i ''l"v ',21i .7.2i Dec Mi .MH .31 .31 Oats Sept ;!:! ;!2 -24 Dec . i X' .38 :s: Cash Markets. Corn No 2 mixed No. 3 mixed No 2 yellow No. ;i 1 How No. 2 white No. 3 white Oats No. 2 white No. 3 white No. 4 white .SI . ,53 .a2 .54 .64 .63 ,31 ,18 .;ia .in 28 . -, 1 CASH MARKETS WALLACE GRAIN Wheat Oats MARKET. $1 ('2 Corn No. 2 White 45 No. 2 yellow 4 6 No. 3 white 43 No. 3 yellow 486 No. 4 white 41 No. 4 yellow 41 Vj RUCKRIGEL'S ELEVATOR. Wheat $1.03 Oats - No. 3 white 24 No. 4 white 22 Corn No. 3 white No. 2 yellow No. 3 white No. 3 yellow . . . .Id .48 1: SOUTH OTTAWA ELEVATOR. Wheat $1.'2 Oats No. 3 white 23 No. 4 white 22 Corn No. 1 white IB No. 2 yellow 4.". No. I white 43 No 3 yellow No. 4 white . No. 4 yellow .43 ,41 .41 LOCAL MARKETS Lard, 10c. Ducks, 15c. Old Toms, 20c. I'igeons, 5. Old Roosters, 8c. Stags, 8c. Geese, 8c. Cream, 33c. Eggs, 2uc. Mutter, 25c. Hens, 15c. : Springers, 25c. UTICA Mrs. William Cooper is making an extended stay with her son in Iowa, Ed Myers is in the Kansas oil Melds on business. Miss Klisa Pearson was a .loliei shopper last Saturday. Mrs. .lohn Gillespie of Beardatosx, 111., who has been visiting with her parents-. Mr and Mrs. William Bot tomly. here for the past week, re turned to her homo Friday. Frank Prentice, who recently undo, went an operation at St. Mary's hOf pital in La Salle, is yetting along nicely. William Fowlie was a business call er in Chicago the latter part of this week. Mrs.. Ross Huffstodt has returned from her vacation, which sh- spent In Chicago, and has again resumed her duties as C. O. & P. agent here. Miss Mildred Burgess of Chicago has been visiting at tho home of Miss Mildred Selmer here. Mrs. tiiiicspie and daughter Etta of Elgin returned to their homo Wed n OS day after a visit at the William Bottomly home here Miss Hetty Anderson is making at. ext nded stay with her sister in Bur lington, Iowa. Charles Swanson is on the sick lift. A family reunion was held at ai Uiur smart s. last sunnay. wueu '"'" ! , , eyond it. ty-six members of the family met to ' spend the dav. A picnic dinner wi.. 0 held at Starved Rock. New York has abolished the cover Davis Pierce Post, American l.e charge in its cafes because patrons re gion, have vacated their rooms in tin j fused to pay it. Where did the New Gary building and have moved Into York patrons get their backbone? the rooms In the Shaniey building o over J. H. Bonder's shop. They have Sho stood up in a trolley car and a. suite of five rooms, and the boys tried to cling to a strap; but the track plan on fitting them up for the con was tough and at every Jolt she sat in venient use of the post. a young man's lap Down up, down Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Hamll of H up--at last she tired, and said with cade Iowa, are tne guests oi in. -n Mrs. M. P. (mmll for a few weeks. Jack Glancy ls enjoying a week's vacation from his duties an clerk at Kd Clancy's. At a special meeting of th" hoard of education held recently a contract WM awarded for painting the school interior woodwork, calclmintng the walls and ceilings, and cleaning and varnishing the seats, also painting tlu exterior Uf the building. There were two bidder-; for the work, George Se verson and Charles Swanson. The con tract was awarded to Charles Swan son. his bid boinK $171 below that of his competitor. The amount ot the soeeeaatul bid was $5i.."9. the cost ol the interior work lifing ..Vi and thl outside work I1W.50. At a regulai meeting of the board the contract for a supply cf coal was awardid to Charles J. Nlrsen. Clouds Supply Needed Moisture. During the nearly rainless summers of South Africa the mountains Is the neighborhood of Cape Town are clothed In luxurious Vegetation, supported by e copious depoMi of moisture front drifting clouds. '' AROUND the TOWN 1 WE STOOD at the corner. s ! YKSTF.UDAY AFTERNOON. I UTINH FOR the BLUNDER BUS to come. a. ALONG, TO transport. i s HOME, when ii TRAVELING M VN approached. US AND wanted to know. WHETHER THERE were any STORM in the city. I'll at VITBRB 01 He. s a WORE A QUeer expression. set AS IF he were. s WONDERING WHAT kind of, A HOLIDAY the merchants. WERE CELEBRATING, so we. INFORMED HIM that the, TOWNSPEOPLE all wanted. TO SEE the ball game. UP AT the north side lot. BETWEEN THE local team AND TDK colored bableH. SO THEY declared I holiday. AT ONCE he proceeded. TO GET his suit cases (hocked. TO SEE the last part. ass OF THE game, mo ho. WENT OVER to the Interurban. STATION AND asked Condls. WHAT HE charged, and Condls. REPLIED: "WL'LL. It would. COST MORE if you want. THEM PtJT In the Ice box." I THANK you. 0 Former Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin says that 200 women should be members ot congress. Doubtless Jeannette, if sufficiently urged would name one of them. 0 Remember, Away Back, When- I The "big line" used to be In opera tion on the canal? The "Niagara was the first steam-driven boat belonging to this line. A barn, located near tho idd Fox River House, was used to keep the mules in, which were used on tho tanal tow-path between Otta wa and Morris. At Morris the mules w. re relieved and fresh teams pulled the freight boats up the stream to Juliet Where another change in ani mals was made, and the boats would I then proceed to Chicago. o Home brewing is to be permitted if i the home brewers do not attempt to ! sell their product. Such sales would ' seem to be unlikely, inasmuch as the average home brewer usually finds it impossible even to give away samples of his art. o Spain and Morocco appear to be do ing their best to stage B war that Will make the world Bit up and take notice, but after the great war anything less looks like a precinct riot. 0 "Crossing the Bar." It is an awful strain upon the. con science of a poetry lover nowdays to read Tennyson's matchless linos, "Crossing the Bar," without thinking of the three-mile limit and what is-, .. ..(.arv ,) ,. : Will Hnmeimoy Kiuu- ly tell me please; how many laps to the mile: -o Lawson tionV" Dawson- 'Have you had your vaca Yes, darn It!" o. w. w. Shell-Craeltinn Bird. Certain species of birds which ln habit eastern Africa possess the largest and strongest beaks kagvvj) Q.prnithoJ ogists tine of these is the epegi-blll oi -heii ihis. it is n long-legged, stork like bird, which has a beak like n nut- cracker. The parts of the bill cannot bo closed in the middle. It eats frogs snd fishes, but Its favorite food is fresh water motlUSCS, Hie shells of which it can crush with the powerful beak. That Goes With Peppermint, Too. "Many girls exhaust their energy chewing gum.'' remarks a writer. The more pepsin. r!,e les pep, so to speak. Lo-ii n Transcript. I AlT'J.'l, G