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OTTAWA FREE TRADER WEATHER Established 1840 Unsettled tonight and Saturday, with possibly local thunriVr ihowrri. OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 1880 . Ml AND OTTAWA FAIR V VOLUME 5.--NO, 855. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, SATUliDAY, SEl'TEM BEIt 10, 1921. PRICE, TWO CENTS REPORT 500 DEAD IN SAN ANTONIO. TEX.. FLOOD x 1 mm a mm mm a mm i ! v w sss v sssw v mm At mm aw mm m mm am J) DEALER BURIED BODY OF UNCOVERED RY SECOND CORPSE FOUND TODAY UNDER GARAGE OWNED BY SUSPECT ONE IN DEMNESl REMAINS TAKEN FROM RIVER YESTERDAY LEAD TO RECOV ERY OF ANOTHER VICTIM OF BRUTAL ASSAULT NAB YOUTH FOR CRIMES. Chicago. Sept. in body doubled up and bound bj heavy cords, t-i i -ed to be tllut of Curl Asmus, auto salesman, who disappeared Thursday with Bernard J. Daugherty, whose body was found in the Desplaines river yesterday, was unearthed today under the garage in tin rear of the home of H. V. Church, 2:i22 Pulton street. Asmus' parents, who came here from Bloonilngton last night, were summoned to make identification. Daugherty, who was a former cap tain in tlie tank corps, was large and of athletic build Asmui was also a well built man and their physical contrast with the rather frail. 20 year old Church is one uf the puzzling fea tures of the ease to the police. ln wstigators ar Inclined believe that several men may have been im plicated into the murder. Church Under Arrest. Adams. Wis,. Sept. 10. H. W. Clinch, in an auto and accompanli d by his rather, mother and Attorney John Lindsay of Adams and three de tectives, left for Chicago this, morn ing. Church was captured hi re yes terday and Is accused of the crime, ALLEGES HUSBAND DESERTED HER IN 1913 Making charges of desertion Mrs Amy Cray started suit for divorce a gainst Samuel Gray of Erie. Pa., in the Circuit Court this morning. Mrs. Gray alleges In her hill that she and the defendant were married Septem ber 13, 1914, In Atlanta. Ga., and that on August 16, 1!M8 the defendant de serted her. Fence Causes Law Suit. Injunction proceedings to prohibit a commissioner of highVays from tearing down a fence, alleged by him to he blockading the roadway, were started in the circuit court this morn ing by Gust A. Roehm. a Meriden township tamer, The defendant, is Jacob H. Diehl, the Meriden commis sioner of highways. The complainant alleges that for raote than fifty years a township highway, fifty feet in width has pass ed by his farm. Philip Diehl, a brother of the commissioner, he al leges owns land just across the road from hint He claims that Philip, through his co-tenants would extend his fence over the roadway at inters vals, making a rambling fence. Then the bill alleges Philip built a new fence, extending out wrier the old one stood, and taking in seventeen feet of the highway. Roehm alleges that he then wished to 'build a new fence, so he had County Superintendent of Highways George Farnsworth come out and find his fence line for him. He alleges that he built the new fence on the line signified by Mr. Farnsworth. He claims that he was served with notice by Mr. Diehl, that if he did not He claims that he was served with notice by Mr. lehl, that if he did not remove the fence within ten days, he Would tear it down. He charged that the two Dehl brothers entered Into an agreement to allow Philip Diehl to keep seventeen feet of the road way. The defendant asks the court to prohibit Mr. Diehl from tearing down liis fence. FORMER LOCAL BARBER EXPIRES AT STERLING According to word received here. Elmer Schroeder up to recently a resi dent of this city, and formerly the pro prietor of the Gayety Barber shop passed away yesterday at the Sterling. III., hospital, following a three week.' Illness of dropsey. For Windows. If you would polish your windows, use a mixture of powdered washing blue und liquid ammonia. Put a little of the mixture on n cloth and polish. The result will be very bright windows. MURDER VICTIM CHICAGO POLICE JUMP FROM FOURTH FLOOR KILLED IS.; FRANCES R TAYLOR FORMER PROMINENT OTTAWA WOMAN, IN ILL HEALTH MANY MONTHS, LEAPS FROM NORTH ADAMS, MASS. HOTEL WINDOW TO DEATH. Meredith, N II., Sept. 10. ( Special) Mrs. Frances Morris Taylor, aged M. former resident of Ottawa and I.a Salle, jumped from a fourth story win dow to her death, on Thursday night ut North Adams, Mass. The remains will be taken to Ottawa for burial. The above message received this morning from a special representative of the Free Trader-Journal In the east brought the first details to Ottawa of the tragic death of Mrs. Charles Tay lor, a former well known Ottawa woman. Yesterday friends here re ceived short messages from relatives Oi the unfortunate woman announcing her demise. The press report receiv ed today was the first indication that her death occurred from any hut na tural causes. Having suffered a complete nervous breakdown shortly after her return from a trip to South America, a year ago. and having been reported as growing continually worse since then, the telegrams announcing her death, were received as no surprise to the Ottawa friends. Mrs. Taylor made her home with her son, Benjamin X. Taylor, in the Wellington Hotel, owned by him in' North Adams. The son owns three big hotels and two theatres in that city. Mrs. Taylor was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. .1. Morris, former prominent residents. -She was born in Ottawa, and lived during her early childhood, on a farm near La Salle. She moved to Ottawa when a young miss, and resided here until after her marriage to Charles Taylor. In the late 'Tils Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Kansas and then to Chi cago. About fifteen years ago Mr. Taylor died, after which his widow went east to make her home. She, has visited here several times since then. Surviving she leaves one son, Ben jamin I). Taylor, and one daughter Mrs. Ida Meyers of Buenos Aires, South America. The remains will be brought back to Ottawa for burial, arriving here Sunday morning on the 11 o'clock train. Funeral si rvices will be held at li o'clock from the home of M.-. Thomas Rendle, 302 Highland place Rev. 11. F. Lavvlor will officiate. Burial will be made in the Morrle family lot in Ottawa. Avenue ceme tery. CONGRESSMAN STONE OF PEORIA ACCUSED OF KIDNAPING DAUGHTER Chicago, Sent. 10. Former Con gressman Claudius U. Stone was sought last night by the police of Chicago and Fox River valley cities as the kidnaper of his own daughter, Bhteltegh. The child, aged 7. disappeared yes terday from the yard of its mother's home in Peoria. Neighbors said she was snatched up by a man they posi tively identified as Mr. Stone and carried off in an automobile. The Stones were divorced July 7, 1017. iMrs. Stone, was awarded cus tody of her daughter and has since kept her in hiding. Shieliegh, born in Washington, D. C . while her father represented the Peoria district, had the honor of be ing the nations youngest suffragette. Following the divorce and Mr. Stone's retirement from public o ce, he practiced law in Chicago. Mrs, Stone remained in Peoria. Mr. BtCtie could not be readied at his office or residence last night. DEUTSCHLAND BLOWS UP, KILLING THREE Liverpool, Sept. lfl. A tremendous explosion on the fronier German sub marine Deutschland at Birkenhead, across the Mercy form Liverpool, killed three men and injured three others today. It Is possible that many others perished. A Smaller Animal Might Give Just as Much Satisfaction FIRST AVE. PAVING:: IDS CONSIDERABLY UNDER ESTIMATES TWO FIRMS SEEK CONTRACT FOR SOUTH SIDE IMPROVEMENT JOLIET CONCERN MAKES LOW OFFER AND WILL LAND JOB. Two bids for the First avenue pav ing were received by the city council last night, both oilers being far below e.stimatis compiled by Public Engi neer Farnsworth. The two firms seek ing the work were the Powers Con structlon company of Joliet and the H. G. Goelitz company of Oak Park, contractors now completing the Van Huron street improvement. The Powers Construction company, builders of a large section of the Jo-Uet-Morria section of the Ivy Way. was low with a bid of 145,965.80, or $3,019.20 below the estimate of $49, 025. The Goelitz company bid $47. 851.lt, or $1,885,32 over the Powers people. The letting, which is forced by law to lay over forty-eight hours, will be made at a special meeting of the coun cil Monday night. The Joliet con cern, being reliable in every way, will be given the award. Representatives of the company Bald they would move in their machinery at once and start operations without delay. Five pav ing outfits owned by the company, he said, were idle and any one of them could be brought in here on a day's notice. Contrast With July 6. The opening of bids was quite in contrast with the first attempt on July (i to get. bids on the Van Buren street contract, which later was awarded to the Goelitz people. At that time the E. P. McCaughlln com pany of Chicago submitted a bid $4 -r.49.67 above the engineer's estimates. The hid. of course, was turned down, and at a subsequent letting the Goe litz company was given the job below Mr. Farnsworth's appraisal of the cost. But on July ti an envoy of th. asphalt people told a hard luck tale about there being a dearth of con tractors and supplemented his state ment with more gloom about the "bond market being shot to pieces, ' etc., and because of these things road builders who would bid within est; mates were as scarce as the proverb ial hen's tooth. In contrast with this sob story, which smacked of an attempt to mulct the city out of a fat sum, over and above the ordinary profits accru ing from a good sized paving job was the statement of the Powers com pany representative, when he said five outfits belonging to his employer., were standing idle while the chiefs sought something for them to do. A Personal Application. We have never sunk to our neck In quicksand sad struggled to get out, but we know the Ceding, We have tried to get out of debt. Arkausu Uazette. The marriage ofMlss Helen Mary Kllen McGarr daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. McGarr. 1216 Paul street, and Crester K. Hodgin son of Mr., and Mrs. K. B, Hodgin of South Ot tawa, will he solemnized thi3 after noon at 5 o'clock in the rectory of St. Coluuiba church. Dean Thomas B, Madden will Officiate. The couple will he attended by Miss Mildred Margaret McGarr. a sister cl the bride, and Harold Mochler of st ri ator. Miss McGarr will wear a gown of blue tricotine trimmed in leather rib ban, and a blue feather hat. Miss Mildred McGarr will wear a blue can ton crepe gown heavily beaded and a black feather hat. After the ceremony th" bridal party will go directly to the homo prepared by the young couple for their occu pancy at 1618 Paul street, where a re ception will he held and thirty guests will be entertained at a wedding din ner. Pink and white decorations will lie used throughout the. house, and baskets of pink and white cut flowers will lie used for table decorations, Mr. Hodgin and his bride will leave tonight for Chicago, where they will spend a honeymoon. They expect to let.urn to Ottawa next week. Both the bride and groom have largo circles of friends in Ottawa. The bride attended St. Xavler's academy. The groom is employed at the National Fire proofing company. MRS. LETITIA GRAVES DIES EARLY THIS A. M. Mrs. Letltia Graves, widow of the late Simeon A. Graves, and one of Ot tawa's foremost residents, died early this morning about 2:30 o'clock at her home 504 Third Avenue, following a three month's illness. According to physicians the cause of her death was attributed to a cancer ot" the stomach from which she had been suffering for the past twelve weeks. Mrs. Graves was well known in this city having lived here for the past, sevently years and she had a vast circle of friends who will be grieved to learn of her death. She was horn in London, England, March 14, 1814, being 77 years ot age at the time of her death. When but seven years of age she came to this country and settled in this city where she has since made her home Funeral services will be held Monday- morning at 10 o'clock at the Baptist church, from Ottawa the re mains will be taken to Granville, 111, where they will be Interred in the Granville 'emetery. Thoughtless Scatterers of Trash. Many people scatter their trash broadcast through the land because they have not imagination enough to see how such action can rebound to their own hurt. There are many who are neither homeless nor landless themselves who can still act and live, so far as tin- rights f others are con cerned, as though they were a race of nomads wandering across a trackless desert of swiftly cleansing sand. Their mental processes are us ubvtotJa s the trail they leave behind them In the landscape. We can understand them, but we do not like them. From the Outlook. SUPERVISORS MEET NEXT WEEK TO NAME ATTORNEY DOCTOR TERMS OF DOCTOR PARR AND AT TORNEY ROBERTS EXPIRE THIS WEEK SPECULATE ON HAS KINS INTENTIONS AS MEMBER OF COUNTY ATTORNEY. The September meeting of the Board of Supervisors will convene at the Court House on Tuesday after noon at 1:30 p. ni. The sessions prom ise to be an uneventful one, the only diversion from the usual routine of business, being the elections of a comity attorney and county physician. A contest centers around the selection of an attorney for the county board. The present Incumbent E. E. Roberts, and Attorney Thomas O' Meara, a veteran of the World War, being aspirants for the office. Dr. S. E. Parr will be a candidate to succeed himself as county physician. The session promises to lack the excitement created last year, when the county employes after petitioning for raises and having their demands re fused, went out on a strike, for the first time in the history of the county. There are some skeptics however who look upon the advent of Attorney Tom Haskins, recently appointed as a member of the solon's body, from La Salle as the entering wedge for what promises to be a bitter fight a gainst the Matthlessen and Hegeler estates, long since accused of tax dodging. It is a moral certainty that the mileage and per dle.m of a super visor have, no attraction for Haskins. Those in on the "know" then ask what he is doing on the board. The week probably will show . For many months Haskins has fought the Matthiessens. and was one of the attorneys engaged i to battle the estate in suits to regain alleged millions lost to the county in taxes. ARBUCKLE MIXED UP IN ACTRESS' DEATH I Los Angeles, Sept. 10. The death j of Miss Virginia Rappe. a Los Angeles movie actress, In a hospital is being ! Investigated today by the police Mi s Rappe was stricken while attending a party In a hotel suite occupied b) 1 Roseoe ("Fatty") Arbuekle An au ! topsy showed Miss Rappe died from congestion of the lungs superinduced by peritonitis. Her stomach was I 1 to a chemist. Arbuekle said Miss ' Rappe had one or two drinks and then became hysterical. According to Detective Kenned;., j the police are not considering bring ing charges against anybody involved in the death of Miss Rappe 1 he only charge considered in cases of this kind Is murder, Kennedy raid h it we have no evidence that any stum action will be taken.'' PROPERTY DAMAGE REACHES MILLIONS; 2000 ARE HOMELESS San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 10. With thirty bo dies, mostly those of Mexican women and children recovered out of an estimated death list of 500 and EXHIBITORS MOVE PARAPHERNALIA TO COUNTY FAIR SITE GROUNDS BEING PREPARED FOR ANNUAL "PUMPKIN SHOW" WHICH FORMALLY GETS UN DTR WAY NEXT TUESDAY. Exhibitors started arriving today, bringing with them their fine collec tion of cattle, hogs, sheep and other animals for the La Salle county fair. The exihlbits of all live stock are to be much larger this year, than ever 'before. It was stated today ly of ficers of the fair association, that ev ery inch of display space under cover at the fair grounds has been sub scribed for, indicating that the big four day show, which opens nert. Tuesday, will be larger than ever he fore. More race horses have been enter ed in the races which will be held on the afternoon of Sept. 13, 14, 15 and 16 at the Ottawa fair grounds than were entered for the big Ottawa races last summer. The grounds were the scene of much bustle and confusion today, as j the exhibitors started get ting their ; displays in shape. Arrangements have been made with Superintendent of Schools C .J. Byrne whereby all of the school children in Ottawa will he dismissed early enough for the performance of the Jolly Jester at 1 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, iat the fair grounds. It is hoped that the dance pavilioa where the Jolly Jester is scheduled to perform will be so crowded that the children and the Jester will have ! to go to the grandstand for the per- formance. The home bureau is giving a great i treat to the children of the county in securing this national known fig ure from the Child Health organize tion for children's day at the fair. The news has spread throughout the ! county so that all of the rural chil dren will be expecteil to be there by j that time. In other places where the i Jolly Jester has 'been children have come and waited for even two hour-: I to be sure and have a good seat. I Immediately following the Jester's ' performance at the fair grounds the Milk Piper will take the children to the entrance of Growthville and there ! they will see the pageant that has been prepared for them by the chil dren of the county. The Milk Piper iwill be Cecile Sheehan of Streator. Iwho with her youth and charm and (vitality will make an ideal Piper, i The warder of the gates of Growth jville, this wonderful city, is Mrs. Ha j gie who is overseeing the training of ! all the dances. The queen of the 'Milk Fairies is Dallas 8 pearling of ' Kernan who will make a lovely and ' never to be forgotten fairy. The queen of Health is Audrey Birtwell of Allen township: the queen of Growth is Inez West of Otter Creek township: the queen of happiness is ! Lucile Peddicord of MtHer-ManUus j township; the queen of Sugar i.i Mil dred Knights of N'orthville township; the queen of Sleep in Constance Craft of Eagle township and the king of Strength is Carl Ruyle of Ottawa. WHOLE COUNTRY SWEPT BY STORMS: MONTANA UNDER SNOW BLANKET Chicago. Sept. 10. -iCountry-wido thunder storm disturbances were re ported today from Canadi to the Quif of Mexico, marked by tornadoes in South Dakota and Nebraska, a di--ostrous flood at San Antonio, Texas, and heavy rainfall over the Missis sippi valley. Rain varying from five inchest in Watertown. Wis., to seven and thrc -quarters Inches In San Antonio a; reported The rain is fast turning to snow in ; the northwest and temperature in Montana is already below freezing, j A fall of temperature to marked dt ! grees has l e-n predicted for tonight and Sunday. property loss estimated at from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000, San Antonio this morning suffered the worst flood in its history. A cloud burst sent a flood of water down the San Antonio river which joined the Alazon and San Pedro creeks, inundated a large part of the business district, and a large residential section. 2,000 peo ple are homeless, most of them Mexi cans living in the district under water. Flood Dov.ntown Stores. The San Antonio river and Alazan creek overflowed into the down'owr. business district, spreading over an area of about twenty-four blocks and i nuilating ground floors of many of the prominent buildings of the city. At the office of the San Antonio Ex press the water reached to the first floor at 12:4."". a. m. and a few noun later telephone and telegraph connec tions were severed. The embank ments protecting St. Mary's street broke shortly alter midnight and the, water swept down St. Mary's street, through Houston and Navarre streets, into the. heart of the city. Five persons were reported miss ing early today. Charles Grant and wife and Mrs. Anna Elam and two children. By midnight scores of families liv ing along the river in the northern part of the city and long the banks of Alazan creek has been taken from, their homos by police, firemen and volunteer rescue workers. All available soldiers from For. Sam Houston were sent into the city to aid in rescue work along River ave nue, where the water is reported eight feet deep. Merchants were busy all- night re moving their stocks and goods into places of safety when the water ros into the ground Boors of the prin cipal downtown buildings. The Gun ter hotel and office building and the Bready building w ere among thos l w here the water had reached the first floor before, daylight. Outside telephone communication with San Antonio was cut off early this morning. At Austin, Texas, the heavy rain storm was preceded by a tornado which struck South Austin and near by villages late yesterday mornine. causing injury to a dozen persons and causing heavy property damage. Official:) ut Austin were watching closely the rise of the Colorado river on account of the Austin dam. Over ten inches of rain was report ed at Austin early this morning, with the storm unabated. The rainfall at San Antonio was reported as seven inches in tin- last two days. The flood is the result of the heavy rains in the headwaters of Olniiis creek, ordinarily a dry water cours-o which lies northwest of Brackenrldge Park. The San Antonio river. Using at the north end of the park, could not carry off the accumulated flow of the creek and as a result the wat W broke across Brackenridge Park into Hi er avenue. Storm Hits Austin. Austin, Texas, Sept. 10. Approxi mately $15,000 damage to property and eight persons Injured, one se riously, was the result of a terrlhV downpour of rain and the tornado Which swept Austin and vicinity late yesterday. The wind struck South Austin and Creednioor. a small town fifteen miles to the southeast. Most of the Injured were from 'Creednioor and vicinity. Two Dead at Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls. 8. IV, Sept. 10. Two men were killed at West Sioux Falls and many small farm buildings were destroyed in a cyclone which struck just outside of the Sioux Falls city limits early last night. The town of Ellis. Hartford and Fast Sioux Falls are reported hard hit. but tele phone and teb Dgrsphlc communici tion is demoralized, telephone poles and trees obstructing the roads and making them impassable. MISS CARRIE WAGNER DIES AT TERRE HAUTE Word has been received here of the death of Miss Carrie C. E. Wagner, former st mistress of Ransom. Miss Wagner passed away on Thursday af ternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her brother, J. C. Wagner in Terre Haute, lad. She had made her home in Indiana for many years. Surviving she leaves one brother, .1 C Wagner and a sister. Mrs. Cliap land of Iowa. The remains will be brought bacU to Ransom for burial.