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t WEATMfH OTTAWA FREE TRADER Established 1840 Unsettled tonight with light rain; Tuesday prob OTTAWA JOURNAL nhlv fair. Established 1880 Mi AND OTTAWA FAIR DEALER OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, DKCKMltKR 12, 1981. PRICE, TWO CENTS. VOLUMK 5NO. 830. O'CONNOR CHEATS NOOSE; ESCAPES FROM JAIL AUTO TWISTED MASS OF STEEL AFTER CRASH; HAN'S LEG BROKEN MIRACLE SAVES DRIVER AFTER FAST TRAIN HITS MOTOR HURLS AUTO 1 GO FT. " STUTZ CAR, WRECKED BY 3: 37 ; ROCK ISLAND TRAIN AT CAREY CROSSING FRONT OF ENGINE CRUSHED IN BY COLLISION. Hex Johnson, 88, whose home I i Putler. Mo., and who bB I n In Ot tawa (or the past Dumber ot days In the Interests of the Continental In surance company of New York City, miraculously escaped death Saturday afternoon when a Rock Island pas senger train due In this city at 8:37 from Chicago, struck his Btuts auto mobile at Carey crossing, just beyond the. white bridge, about one mllo east of this city. At the time of the ac cident Johnson was en route to this city from Marseilles, where he .had transacted some business. The fad that Johnson escaped with only a fractured left limb Is con ;id crod nothing short of a miracle. His machine was struck squarely by the train, which at that point was trav eling at a very high rate of speed, just before it entered the city of Ot tawa, and was thrown for a distanc e of over 180 feet, landing In a ditch 1 on the right wide of the tracks. The victim, although he took can-! tion of the crossing, did no! have 1 time to get out of the machine before the train Htruck it as he thought the tracks were clear. In talking to ' c.itv officials yesterday. Mr. Johnson told of the accident. He stated that! he was coming to this city from Mar seilles, where lie had been during the day. As he neared the crossing he stopped, but did not hear or notice a! train coming. Just as he stopped his maohiOS another automobile approch- j ed from the rear of him, passed hl-s car and succeeded In crossing the tracks. Thinking that the driver of that automobile had also stopped to I look for am approaching train he ! started his machine He had Just j driven onto the wtestbound tracks when the passenger train struck his car. Edward DefForrest and Jake Stew- art, employed by the United Tele phone company of this city, were the only eyewitnesses of the accident. They -were repairing telephone wires alongside the road and noticed John ston approaching the tracks at the somo time the train was about to pass. When the train struck the ma chine they rushed to his aid, Johnston was found still in the driver's seat of the car, In a very painful condition. He was taken out of the wreckage. Mr. Deforest and Mr. Stewart removed the injured man to the home of Thomas Mooney. nearby. The city police ambulance was quickly summoned by them and Johnston was taken to the city hos pital, where Dr. A. J. Roberts and Or J. IT. Fdgoomb attended mm At first It was thought that he was very badly Injured, but after exam inations had been made tin- laid was disclosed that he only suffered a se verely fractured left limb, beside- B number of minor cuts and bruises from flying windshield glass. eitv hnsnttal officials he will he a patient there for a num ber or days before he will he allow ed to leave the institution. Follow ing the accident. Johnston's parents, iMr. and Mrs. T. P. Johnston, of liut ler. Mo,, were notified of the mishap and left immediately for this city. They arrivod in Ottawa this morning and will remain here for several days before they return home. The train was not able to leave Ot tawa until more than three hours, following the accident. The eccen tric, a part of the engine, was smash ed. The train having no power was unable to be moved either way. A switch engine from the local yards bad to be sent to the scene of the ac cident, to tow the train of cars to the Station. From there a wire was sent to Rock Island for a new engine. MEX. WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO OCTUPLETS Mexico City, Dec. 11 From Tampico comes a report, pub lished bv El Universal, that Senora Enriquita Ruiba at that place qave birth yesterday to eight children, but none of them survived. The mother is well. The Mexico City Medical Asso ciation is showing much interest in the report and will institute an investigation as to its authen ticity. Bolton Jolict Postmaster. .Washington. Dec 12 Hugh H. Bolton was today nominated post mas ter at Juliet, III. $100,000 DAMAGES ASKED BY MEDICS OF HOSPITAL HEADS E ROTH ERS WHO CLAIM DOORS OF LA SALLE INSTITUTION WERE SHUT TO THEM AND THFIR PATIENTS ASK HEAVY DAMAGES IN SUIT FILED TO DAY. Trouble which arose among La Salle's medics resulted in Hr. I. I! and Itr. It. L Flliston. physicians and surgeon:., lilintr a 8100,000 damage suit In the Circuit Court today against Dr. Hugh m Orr and the franclacan sis ters of the Sacred Heart, who operate u hospital In I. a Salle. Daly the praecipe in the case was Bled today by the lr BUiltottB atttorney, 1 hom as N. Haskins. it is alleged that the declaration will when filed claim that th two Dr. Elllstons were denied the rivht tike their patticnts to the l.a Salic hospital. Th - plaintiffs claim that until recently they were members ot the staff of the hcspital. Two month -ago It is alleged, they were denied the privilege to take th ir patients there any longer. It is said that they claim that Dr. Orr, who is president Of. the hospital bo;.rd, and the sisters aided without consulting the other physicians on the hospital stall anil without giving them a Satisfactory answer. The two Dr. Elllstons located in l.a Salle three years ago, and are sail to have soon secured a very large gen eral practice. It is alleged thai when the case comes to trial the plaintiff ! will attempt, to show that professional iealousy figured in the action. Says Mate Deserted. Making charges of desertion. Mrs. Pearl Auspach of La Salle started suit for divorce against (irover Auspach In the Circuit Court today. Mis. Aus-pach-Claims that she and the defend ant were married Feb. 10, 1914, and that on Nov. I. '111!), he deserted her. The couple are the parents- of one son, Melvin, aged 6 years. Left $5,500 Estate. The will id' the late James Ashley of Streator, who died on Oct. 28, was Bled lor probate today. Mrs. Ashley left real estate and personal properly worth 86,600, All of his property gOOB to his widow. Mrs. Mary Ashley. WAS NOT FINED FOR FAILURE TO SEND HIS SON TO SCHOOL heaving the erroneous impression that Judge George T. Koenig, follow ing the trial or Michael CUrtln, West Ottawa resident, accused of keeping his 16 year old son out of school, bad assessed the defendant a 860 tine and then suspended the Judgment, pending Curtin'S submission to the compulsory education law, the Free Trader-Journal Saturday should have said tint the justice promised laler to tine Cm tin if he failed to put his son in school and keep him there. "I did not line Curtin," said Judge Koenig. "and could not suspend the judgment if I wanted to. I merely told him that if he railed to put the boy :ti school and the matter was Ibrought formally to my attention I would have to assess a fine against him under the law. PLUMBER GIVES CITY PUBLIC FOUNTAIN Installing a drinking fountain at his own expenr.e, Fred Prnfcke, Main street plumber, h is performed a bene faction to the Bast side public, not mentioning students at the high school and crowds, attending the arm ory, which will always bold him in their esteem. Doing the work him self, furnishing all the materials and then selling US the bubbler, Mr. Prafcke, with no cost whatsover to the bity, turned the oomph ted job over io tho municipality with his compli ments, The water will he furnished by the public w irks department. STORE KEEPERS ARE FINED FOR GAMBLING (leorge Ileidenrieh. John M. Corri gan and Mrs. Albert Reel, confection ory and novelty store proprietors ar-j re-ted Friday afternoon for violating th" law by permitting gambling on punch board p, entered pleas of guilty before Judge Koenie late Saturday aftemoon and were fined $1(1 and costs etch. J. M. CosteRo, John .la cobs and Fred Hammerer of the Kar.i merer ft Nelson cigar store, will ap pear before JUdgS Koenig some time this afternoon for hearing. HOWARD CROWDENj ffl LOSES IN FIGHT TO DEFEAT DEATH FORMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. TAKEN ILL AT LAKE FOREST ACADEMY. DIES IN HOSPITAL HERE FOLLOWING OPERATION FOR APPENDICITIS. . Hew aid Wakefield Crowden, 17 years, oldest eon of Mr. and George Adelbert Crowden, 6$1 avenue, passed away yesterday aged Mrs. First, fter- noon at pital afti l O CI ten i Ryburn bos H ss of acute e light was the hoy, In of the niosl , dentil came .ippeni: lll.ob, whh h oarnes ltn- Adi i save tin e himself struggle!'. life oi vas on but hi illy on Sunday Deration was p In an effort b afternoon, -rformed on i save- him, I low ai d An urday this Sat but wa 8 rest His prov 1 tniilless taken ill Academy parents Dec. Of home the w hi at a attending Lake For Lake F -st. HI. ere notified ' lis illness, lb following day. n Saturday, was brought A few days later h' was removed from his bon"' to the hospital where he passed away. Was Prepared for Death. Howard was entirely prepared for death at the time he passed out. Six Wet ks ago he evidently realized that a serious crisis w:is to come into his life. He got all his affairs in ordor and found time to converse with all his nearest relatives and most inti mate friends in a manner that makes them now understand that he seemed to know hr, was to go. In this man ner be softened considerably the blow that came with his demise. Howard Was horn in Ottawa on Msyi L'S, 1804, and resided here all his life. He wait one of the best known young men in tho city and probably had! more genuine friends than any other youth of his age in lown Everyone wdio met him liked him for bis whole heartedneaa, his courage, his physical and mental cleanliness, and his sin cerity. He was a true i ample. of young AmericAnhood. Played on Football Squad. Hi- graduated from the Shabbonal school in South Ottawa and for three years attended th Ottawa High school.' While a student at the high school he was a star player on the football team I and was a lieutenant in the Hub School Cadet corps. He was one of the burst scholars in the school, and posscs-ed facultlf-s for thought that astonished his teachers and friends. Feeling that he could obtain better educational advantages ai a hoys' academy that in a public school, his parents this fall sent him and his brother Horace to lake Forest. Howard was a charter mi mber and an officer in the local organization of r, dlders, a boys' lodge formed under the auspices of the Masonic order. He wan always a member of an) movement conducted for the better ment of Ottawa boys. THE TRAFFIC COP WOMEN FORM MOB; STORM KANSAS MINE Pittsburg. Kas.. Dee. 12. A mob ot women estimated at 2,000, the wives and relatives of striking Howat coal miners, stormed mine No. 17 of the Jackson Walker company shortly af ter 5 o'clock this morning and pre vented the miners employed at the mine from returning to work. The women appeared to have no leader and the crowd was composed principally of foreigners. The mob formed in Franklin, about, a mile from the mine. Men in number esti mated at 8,000, assembled at Frank lln, but did not march on the mine or tako part in the storming of the mine. DROPS DEAD AS HE WAS EATING A LUNCH Fast wenona cial.)- Just as Into a, piece of three companlo ..oil, drink par (id, fell unoonscl a i w minutes dead I y doctor ,M the Inquest tion or Coroner ei . 12. (Spe- boul io bite eating with Oast. i nona rick Parker, lis chair and is declared attend him. was it whl at an Fred from his t 1. tcr Was ; called to all an Jttrj und Tim Donoghu direct el urn tragic ed a verdict ascribing Park death of acute alcoholism. MARK ROADS OVER RADIUS OF 20 MILES The members of the automobile di vision of the Ottawa Business Men's association are having 100 signs painted to mark the roads into Ot tawa. The signs will be placed on every road leading '"to town, direct ing the traveler for a distance of twenty miles. All detours will also he marked. 8 YEAR OLD GIRL CLAIMED BY DEATH Josephine, the eight, year old daugh ter of Joseph and Catherine hemic. 820 First street, died at 7:30 (lie morning alter a will he Francis' Francis' at tin short home of illness. nor parents The funeral held on Wednesday al St. church, burial being in St. cemetery. f gVtinOtm-ac H h JUL J IUlUii "ft , ,,, , Iff- .-fit uim i r 'R I TAXI DRIVER Ai PAL ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT PAIR ACCUSED OF ATTACK ON GIRL AFTER ENTICiNG HER INTO THEIR CAB FACE JURY IN CIRCUIT COURT. Charged with having attacked Odessa Zimmerman, aged 16, a stu dent at the La Salle-Peru High school, and having assaulted her, after a rido In a taxi, Howard Bergman and Ru dolph Uobel, two well known La Salle young men, went on trial in the Cir cuit Court I his afternoon before Judge Bldredge, The alleged assault is said to have occurred on Jan. 17 of this year. The case tin- most tried in tin At the tinif IS expected to he one of nsatlonal criminal cases Circuit Court this year, the story became public last January It created more excitt nienl I ban any alleged crime to occur In the western end of the county for several years. The hearing will without doubt take the greater part of a week. Bergman and Uebel were indicted by the June grand Jury on separate bills, but were Indic ted on a joint bill for the same offense. Two Brought to Ottawa. Deputy Sheriff Frank Frailer brought J. w. Taylor or streator ami dooriro Simms. to Ottawa this nftor- noon and locked them in the county jail alter both had been bound over as forgers by Streator justices. Tay lor was bound over to the October grand jury on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, but was not held by them. Jail Inmate Injured. John Fields, of La Salle, and an in mate of the La Salle county jail, who on Aug 21, is said to have thrown a brie ry t against the Kuss & Cox jewel tore in that city, and who was indicted for an attempted burglary, was slightly injured yesterday morn ing shortly before noon while seiir Bing with another inmate or the jail. According to Jailer Stevenson the pair each were playfully wrestling wltn other when Fields slipped and i fell against the iron door, striking his hi ad A small rash was innictea on the crown of his head, lb' was tak en to Ryburn hospital, where Dr. S Parr, county physician, attended him After bavins the wound dress- i ed Fields was taken hark to the jail. Shoots Shoe Thief. Chieaco. Dec. 12 Ale Mchols. out of work for two months, was shot aid probably fatally wounded this morning when a policeman caught him In the act of taking a pair of I shoea from a display window which li i had broken. VICIOUS CRIMINAL, SCHEDULED TO HAKG THURSDAY, AT LARGE Chicago, Dec. I 2. "Terrible" Tommy O'Con nor, gunman and convicted murderer, who yester day led a successful jail delivery still was at liberty S iflU KITS EDR LEAVING DELEGATES GETTING READY FOR DEPARTURE FOR HOMES, FEEL ING THAT MOST OF THEIR WORK h"S PUSHED. r fen ACCOM SETTLE JAP-U. S. SQUABBLE OVER SALE OF YAP. Washington, Dec. 12. The con troversy between Japan and the United States has been settled, Sec. Hughes today told the far eastern committee of the Wash ington conference. The agreement which is in the form of a treaty Includes all islands over which Ja pan has a mandate, including Yap. The pact has been approved by gov ernment heads, but announcements as to whether it was actually sign ed was withheld. It was under stood the terms give the United States certain rights as to the isl and of Yap, including cable rights. SIGN PACIFIC TREATY TO MORROW. Washington, Dec. 12. The four power treaty dealing with the Pa cific Islaads will be: signed at the state department tomorrow by all the nations party to it. The for mal signing of the treaty, it was explained, involved agreement on the situation, which was reached today. Washington. Dec. IS P.l The beginning of -(By tl the : e A. econd rence ive it rence month ot the international eon! on limitation of armament to the ollicial title -finds the conl so far advanced toward achievement of ils announced objectives that in practically every visiting delegation discussion of homeward reservations has become a matter of immediate lmportanci Outstanding In any tabulation ot ac is the four-power id In plenary session Ibis covenant the complishments agreement reach) Saturday. Ry I United States, (! and Japan agree selves to respect eat. Britain, France "as between theim their rights In rela tion to their dominions In insular tons tin and th reclons oi Clftc ocean" for the next, ten years. Submarines Present Tangle. Washington, Dec. 12. Submarines promise to present the arms confer ence with the next big issues. On all the other major subjects before the conferenSce the delegates professed today to ice a prospect of early solu tion. Whether submarines will be in- eluded in Heels of the future i a question developing widely divi opinions, tirit ir.li to Sail Dec. 31. WAshlnetnn. Dee. 12. All tin rgent Rrit- ish delegates to the arms conference have arranged to sail for home on Dec. 31, on the steamer Olympic, feel ing that main issues of the confer ence will he disposed of by that time. WELL KNOWN COUPLE WILL WED TONIGHT I he marriage of Miss Margue.1t ! Chatllc, daughter of Mr and Mrs Entile Charlier f Dayton township and Militant Friths Jr.. son of Mr, and Mrs, Willi-" i triors of V'.-v.. IngttK) street, will he solemnize , to olgl'l at 8 o'elod: at St Patrick's Cat I. otic church Rev. Lawrence Kv.-kdt will oAsiata. Fallowing the ehr.rih ceremony a wedding Slipper will Lo served at the home of the room'a parents. JURYMAN VICTIM OF APOPLEXY STROKE Charles Comyns. of Peru, a brother of Trainmaster John Comyns of the ".. O. & P. railway, suffered a stroke of apoplexy this afternoon in the corridor of the court house. Mr. Comyns had been summoned to Ot tawa for jury service. He came, bringing a letter from bis physician asking to be excused, hut was strick en before he reached the court room. Ho was removed to Ryburn hospit al where his condition at the present time was considered very grave. ARMS ENVOY DAPl U.S. AT EARLY DA today and the authorities have about abandoned hope of carrying out his execution next Thursday Five thous and policemen, many armed with rifles, riot guns and tear bombs, searched thru the night and morning for the most feared slayer, but found no trace of O'Connor nor his com panions. Chief Fitzmorrls threatened to sus pend any officer who attempted to take O'Connor alive. The chief said O'Connor was "literally shoved out o i jail by some official on the Inside." ' he chicl' of police of Dei roil roport- cd I hat oi U in n ;j i ii fieaipf? in a otolen auto lher tnsweretl I nor's description T i trio abandoned the auto after it had been wrecked, j The car was identified by its license iaf.-e.s its oftx itolon t, Kincaid, ill. I Chicago, Dec 12. -"Lucky" Tommy O'Connor, gunman and killer was to have be.n led today to the death cell In the Cook county jail there to await his banging on Thursday morning for the killing of a policeman, but instead I O'Connoi w as leading the combined ! force of 8,000 police und deputies a I merry chase after a sensational escape from the jail. Four jail guards were j overpowered by O'Connor and four other prisoners, but O'Connor's, repu tation as a killer .suffered when he ! failed to use a revolver which had been smuggled to him. The jail 'break was characterized by Chief of j Police Fit.morris as a "frameup" be I tween O'Connor and the jail officials and the chief ordered his men to bring O'Connor in dead not alive. Searching inquiries were also started by Slate's Attorney Robert Crowe and Sheriff Chas. Peters. The sheriff sus pended three guards and also offered a rewurd of 16,060 for O'Connor's ap prehension. Jail Quard David Strauss, "Darling Dave" O'Connor, the gun man's brother and several prisoners were to be questioned again today. Strauss was quiz's ed at length, but failed to satisfy the prosecutors and was removed to an outlying police station. All jail rules were violated in handling the prisoners according to a member of the state's attorney's of fice. Trace Down M?ny Clews. Hundres of reports have been received by the police of O'Connor's holing place hut no direct truce of the fugitive or his companions Kdwin Harrow his cellmate and James I,a norte, convicted robber, has been oh- lined. In Invc isisl In stlgatlng n ts of plans lo the ipe of O'Connor, jail iii' aid I hey learned that on Saturdaj night a man drove an auto mobile lo the side of the jail and paced up and down the street for three hours. It. also developed that O'Connor had picked three able con federates and each rendered excellent service. Darrow awaiting trial for a ItiO.OOO robbery knew the interior of the jail. I.aporte, convicted of a $30, 000 robbery was aware of the posi tions of th" guards and Sponagel, a convicted lea store bandit was picked because of his massive frame and strength. O'Connor and bis particular cronies in the cell block were: Dar row, l.aPotle, ('has McDermott and Clarence Sponagel all except McDer- mott being convicted robbers. The men were talking and laughing when Guard Strauss opened the cell doors and allowed them into the hull pen for daily exercise, When Strauss opened the outer gate to allow two prisoners to return from the hospital he was seized by Sponagel and choked so that he could make no outcry. The prisoners had just been released from their individual cells to mingle in the morning exercise period when the rush lor liberty was started. O'Connor whipped out a revolver and shoved it into Strauss' ribs, arrow, who was standing just inside the gate, took the key from Strauss' hand. The guard was carried inside, bound and gagged, O'Connor forcing the other prisoners to the end of the cell block in the meantime, and then thrown into a eell. O'Connor, Darrow, La : Porte, Sponagel and Mc!ermott then ran out of the cell block down the stairs to the third floor. There they found two guards who were also sub dued by O'Connor with the revolver, ddh were takon hack up stairs and trussed and gauged and thrown into ; the cell, just vacated by O'Connor. Lower Selves On Elevator. The quintet used a freight elevator in getting to the basement, where j they forced a guard who vss wstch inc some trustees" clean the kitchen I to i art with his keys. These opened a door leaiiing into an alley me rear of the jail. O'Connor, Darrow. La Porteand Sponagel were forced to Continued on Page 3. col