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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Unsettled tonight and
Saturday, with possibly
local thunriVr ihowrri.
AND OTTAWA FAIR
VOLUME 5.--NO, 855.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, SATUliDAY, SEl'TEM BEIt 10, 1921.
PRICE, TWO CENTS
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BURIED BODY OF
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
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
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,
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
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
The defendant asks the court to
prohibit Mr. Diehl from tearing down
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Surviving she leaves one son, Ben
jamin I). Taylor, and one daughter
Mrs. Ida Meyers of Buenos Aires,
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
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,
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.
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
A Smaller Animal Might Give Just as Much Satisfaction
FIRST AVE. PAVING::
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
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
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
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
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
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
NEXT WEEK TO NAME
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
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
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.''
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
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-
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
Rain varying from five inchest in
Watertown. Wis., to seven and thrc -quarters
Inches In San Antonio a;
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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