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x 'OTTAWA FREE TRADER! Established 1840 WEATHER Probably mow or rsln OTTAWA JOURNAL I tonight and Friday. Wnrmn tnnlnhf Established 1880 AND OTTAWA FAIR DEALER VOLUME 5--NO. 889. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, Til U USD AY, DECEMBER 22 1921 PRICE, TWO CENTS. STATE BOARD ORDER INCREASES TAX DAIL ADJOURNS WITHOUT ACHING ON PEACE TREATY DENY OWNERSHIP OF STILL FOUND IN A KNOTTY PROBLEM, AS IT WERE SPEAKERS RAP BRITISH TACTICS IN FORCING ACCEPTANCE MORALS ASSAILED SOUTH SIDE WOODS DEMAND IS MADE ON ENGLAND! PRISONERS IN COURT CLAIM TO WITHDRAW TROOPS UNDER GENERAL ORDER COMMANDING EVACUATION OF ISLANDS. THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHO OPERATED HOOTCH PLANT THAT CAUSED THEIR ARREST. London, Dee. 22. -A Dublin (lis patch nils afternoon says that the dail eirrean had adjourned to Jan. 29 with out taking any definite action on the Anglo-Irish peace treaty. France Lays Cards on Table. Washington, Dee. 22. (By Lit A. P.) Prance was prepared to lav be fore the full naval coin mitt it the arms conference today detailed estl mates of the tonnage in auxiliary fighting craft, including submarines, Which she desires under the proSPBC- tive five power naval limitation agree ment as a condition to acceptance "f the 175,000 ton ratio in capital ships proposed for her. I llkA ...1. .. . ...... 1. 1 .... 41... 131 ...1. .'Willi) VHHl OyUUMlUOIl UM' I I t'Ml II j( jj estimates migui encounter luimi nm be anticipated in the absence ot any authoritative disclosure of the figures it had been determined to present, the questions of fixing the ratio In smaller vessels for fiance with the capital shins toliage regarded as settled, was generally viewed as holding little pos sibility of prolonged controversy. The question of a higher ratio in small defensive craft including sub marines, for France, however, brings j the matter of the British position re garding submarines, and it was thought that at today's meeting of the naval committee there might also toe a presentation of Great Britain's! plea for a total abolition of the sub- j marine. The British delegates have prepared a full statement of their position which probably will be made public after it has been laid before the committer. Unless there is a committee decision at leasl favorable to the British view there probably will be a public session of the confer ence later for general discussion of the subject. Altho not Intending to press their request for abolition of the submarine to the point of greatly prolonging the conference the British delegates are known to be prepared to fight at least for a great reduction in the submarine tonnages suggested in the American limitation plan. The Shantung negotiations continu ed in suspension today, altho informal conferences following their adjourn ment on Monday have developed new indications of a trend toward agree ment while the Japanese delegates await further instructions from Tokio before resuming the exchanges with the Chinese. Hear Views of Twenty-nine. London, Dec. 22. (By the A. P.) When the dail eirreann adjourned in Dublin late yesterday twenty-nine members had given their view on the Claiming that they did not own the still found In the Cesslar woods by Sheriff Avers on Sunday. John ami Prod Aldrlch In Justice Koenlg's court yesterday afternoon accused George Klein of Mar sell lea or being the owner of the confiscated property, An adjournment was. taken until 2:30 o'clock this afternoon to give the she: iff's office an opportunity to take charge of the alleged owner of the still. The two Aldrtcbj and lyde stew urt, wlto were arrested after the still had been unearthed, were arraigned lor a hearing yesterday. The Al- s. fattier ami son, denied owner ship if the still. They claimed that tin y have been working as corn busk ers recently for Howard Farnswortn on his farm near the Cesslar woods. Klein, they allege, had charge of the clearing away of the timber on the Cesslar land. They claim that there were three shucks on the land, and that Klein had charge of them. Klei.i is said to have permitted the Aldrlchs to bunk in one of the shacks. The two Aldrichs claim that Klein's shack, where the still was alleged COM have bt en found, was always locked., and that every tew days Klein would come, out for a short stay at the shack. They alleged that they had no knowl- lge of the still. Clyde Stewart, one of the trio, Is I ( barged with stealing a horse from the Mo'ormick livery stable after he could not rent it to go to the country to get moonshine. following the hearing yesterday Al drlch Sr. and St. wart were taken back to the county jail to await today' hearing. PTed Aldrlch has been out ' GOO CHILDREN 10 HAVE IAS PARTY BASKET FUND LACKS $2.90 OF $200. 1 LINCOLN SCHOOL bonds since t on Alomla , shortly evt tiing after bis ar- CHRISTMAS FANTASY TO BE FEA TURE OF LARGEST CIHLDREN'S PARTY EVER HELD IN OTTAWA WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW. One of the finest Christmas pro grams ever heard in Ottawa will be given at Lincoln school tomorrow af ternoon, when the 600 pupils of the school will be given their Christmas party. As so many of the parents of members that abstention from voting by even a small number might jeap ardize ratification, He pointed cut that, if the dail rejected the treaty It would lapse automatically and th" people would have no chance to ex press their opinion on it. Opposed Sending Plenipotentiaries. When the Dail session opened to day Deputy O'Kelly. minister of edu cation, speaking against the treaty, sum ne nan oeen strenuously opposed that section of the to sending the Irish delegates to Lon- without a Christmas. don wnen tne negotiations were open ed asserting that he had found the i whole cabinet permeated by the coun-j sols of "eone Ckt the ".(" Tlits po. lrich peace treaty since debate was j , . . w ,ior. ! children in the west section of the ! city are out of employment, arrange 1 meats have been made for making ! the party one of the finest ever held in Ottawa, in order that no child in city shall go The Christmas basket fund is rapidly closing in on the $200 mark, as a result of liberal contributions turned into the Free Trader-Journal and Salvation Army headsuar ters this morning, by thoughtful folk who want to see everybody, the city's poor most of all, made happy next Sunday. There are two more days for cheer dispensers to , do their bit. Belated donors are expected to swell the fund far over the $200 mark, enough to feed fifty families at $4.00 a basket. Captain Morgan, of the Salvation Army, has the names of sixty-seven deserving families, however, and unless the "come across" is speeded uo be tween now and Saturday afternoon, when contributions close, that means twenty-seven families go hungry Christmas Day. How about it, Good Fellows? Are you going to stand for that? Up to noon the fund stood: Previously acknowledged ..$186.10 Lutheran Trinity Church .. 5.00 Seth Gregg 1.00 Flick's Bakery (50 loaves of bread- 5.00 HELPMEET AND SIX CHILDREN INHERIT ERICKSON ESTATE PROPERTY OF BROOKFIELD FARMER UNDER PETITION FIL ED TODAY WILL COME INTO POSSESSION OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY. Total $197.10 opened last Monday on th motion for ratification. Of these fifteen favored the treaty, thirteen were against 1. while Dr. Patrick Met artan, known as "first ambassador of the Irish repub lic" to the United States, declared his neutrality. How many of the remaining ninety- members intend to exercise their one but not light to be beard is not known, the prospects of an early vote an regarded here as very favorable. Th dail may have a session tonight if this is found necessary to Insure termination of debate before Christ mas, but some observers believe thai even under this arrangement the tli -cuasion, cannot be complete unless a rule is adoptej limiting the length of speeches. Despite the opinions of certain members of the dail eirreann that "nil ificatlon of the treaty is assured, as noted In yesterday's Associated Press dispatch from Dublin, some London I 1 1 1 in 1 i i.ui I i niiinut inn uii i.nci today that an unofficial canvass of the dally members last night, showed vir tually an equal division. The lineup waa given by one as lifty-eight fo atification, fifty-eight against and four uncertain. Expect Decision by Night. Dublin, Dec. 22. (By the A. P.) A decision as to ratification of the Irish peace treaty or adjournment over the Christmas holidays was expected by tonight as the dail eirreann gathered for today's session. All observers agree that when the vote on the treaty is reached the ma orlty either way will be small. The supporters of the treaty ap pear to be more confident than the opposition faction, bit the Dublin press, which is strongly in favor of ac ceptance of the treaty, continued this hiorning to take a gloomy view of th 1 Situation. The political correspondent of the freeman's Journal warna the dail secretary of the Irish office who play ed a leading part in instituting the peace negotiations. O'Kelly, like Miss ..Mary MacSwiney, In her speech of yesterday declared the Irish republic was far from dead, lie said there would be a continuation of the war in Ireland whether the treaty was ratified or rejected. Dublin, Dec. 22. - Richard Mulcahy. chief of staff of the Irish Republican army, created a stir when he began his speech on the Anglo-Irish treaty in the Dail today by saying nobody wanted the treaty, but saw no alter native to its acceptance. Mulcahy's speech Was the feature of the session. "This was a moment of defeat for Ireland, but even in defeat we have secured powers that will enable the Irish people to rise to the full height of their aspirations," he said. Professor Hayes demanded that Bngland immediately evacuate Ire land, Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith botli loudly applauded this remark. Professor Hayes' remarked that Miss Mary MacSwiney yesterday had complained of the possible social in fluence on Irish girls of the governor general's court at the vice regal lodge. What he contended was the great value of the treaty was.that it would remove from Ireland the most immor al influence to which young girls of Ireland were subjected the British garrison. REFUSE FORD PERMIT TO CUT FREIGHT RATE Washington. Dec. 22 - Henry Ford's ktti mpt to reduce freight rates on coal twenty per cent alone: tho line of his railroad. The Detroit, Toledo ami ronton was disallowed bv Iuterstatu Couiui'.'ice In order that there will be no feel ing of class, all the children in the school will be treated the same. Each child will receive the same refresh ments, and all will be given little gil'ts. The program will start promptly at 2 o'clock, and will be held in the auditorium of the school on the third floor. The entertainment will be as follows: Orchestra Paul Eichelkraut, Al bert Iiailey, Alfred Bailey, Clarence Conde, Louis Biumfberg, Carlos San tucci. Piano solo Raul Eichelkraut. Reading, "When Christmas Comes'' Alvin Telford. Reading, "The Night Before Christ mas" Gladys Dana. Play a Christmas fantasy in two acts, arranged and directed by Mrs. W. J. Kincheloe. Characters in the Play. The cousins visiting at Grandpa's ! for Christmas Ardella Purr, Adele Blackburn, Evelyn Eichelkraut. Do solina Corso. Lucile Clans, Otto El lingen, Charles Eichelkraut, Frank Frioch. Arthur Hartman. Santa Clans Howard Kammerer. Poor little girl Virginia Gleim. The queen of fairies Ruth llaeber le. The Christmas spirits BlessednessHelen Duffy. Joy Helen Geiger. Love Florence Farrell. Good will Adele Benson. Cheerfulness Anna Lesure. "Good Night Children" Helen Hit ter, Martha Jane Gasser, Iouise Ho ran. Dorothy McManus. Louise Mar tin. Shirley Shinz. Nora Conrad. Cath erine Flaherty, Mary Keller, Dorothy Wilson, Louise Widmali, Sarah Lou ise Wendt, Dorothy Worerner, Hazel Worerner. Selfish Spirits. John Ovelman. Marwood Veale, Howard Hamil. William Harris. Wil liam Brockhans. Gordon Stridden. The Elves. Leaders Carlos Santucci. Alfred Bailey, Albert Bailev Johnson, Ewald Zimmerman. Jules Chevalier. Andrew Frig, Pauline Gia comini, Edward Fuch, Howard Ja cobs, Fred Towtte, Herbert Steven son, Johnnv Wilson, Landig Slowvin ski. Good Fairies Paillette Buodon, Louise Schmidt. Helen Hitter, Mary Towns, Betty Hanifen, Rosilla Dana, Shirley Clairmont, Madlyn Smith, Dorothy Wiley. Henrietta Walkling. Louise Damgard, Mildred Etnyre. At the end of the program the chil dren will be served with ice cream and cake. They will then form a. grand march and pass down stairs. I Along the line of march they will be i presented with apples and pop corn balls. A Christmas tree will be In the lower corridor where the kiddies will be given presents. The affair is in charge of a com- mittee of eighty five mothers of the school. The six children of the late Oscar Brickson, of Seneca, and their moth er, Mrs. Krickson. will share in his estate, which was filed for probate today. .Mr. Erickson died on Nov. 13, at his home in Brookfield town ship. He did not make a will. His real estate consists of land near Seneca valued at $!,7f0 and per sonal property worth $1700. The pe tition of the widow, Mrs. Ella Krick son, which was filed in court today listed the six children of the testa tor, Carma, Marvin, Evelyn, Lester, Esther and Oscar, the latter of whom is five weeks old, as the only heirs. NEW YEAR'S TO SEE BONE DRY CHICAGO Lands State Contracts. The Illinois Printing Co., at Dan ville, was yesterday awarded seven state printing contracts. Louis Gow- en of this city is the representative of the company. Chicago, Dec. 22. Police continued their raids toi ;y and the courts con tinned ther i.niii g activities as a result of the drive being made by Chief of Police Fitzmorris to clamp down Chicago's liquor lid. "Chicago is fairly dried up today," said Chief Fitzmorris. "but it is going to be so Jry on New Years .V6 that it won't know itself. I'm going to send special squads all over town with orders to raid every club, hotel, saloon, cabaret or any other publi? place where liquor is being sold for drink. Nobody is going to get away with violations of the law because he is rich or Influential." Rumors that the chiefs orders for a dry New Years Eve had caused may cancella tions of reservations for entertain ments brought forth denials from the hotel and cabaret managers but pla cards were posted warning guests against liquor of any kind. BLAME EDUCATION FUND FOR SWEL DRAIN ON TREASURY mowed by the Bailey, Aliiert Bailey. Coiutni88io.'i. Elves Kormet Oleson. Adolph yjCbristmasi BURCH DEFENSE TRIES TO PROVE INSANITY Chicago, Dec. 22. The state tax board, con sisting of Governor Small, State Auditor Russell and Treasurer Miller, today fixed the state tax rate - lfor next year at 45c, an CHAMPIONS CAUS E OF CJ.& RACIST 11 BUS LINES LAST NIGHT AT COUNCIL MEET ING SAW FOR FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS INTERURBAN PUBLICLY DEFENDED BY CITY OFFICIAL. It has been many years since any member of an Ottawa administration Championed the cause of the Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria railway company. But last night at the meeting of the council one of those infrequent oc casions was recorded when Commis sioner Eldward Dougherty termed an attempt to secure permission for a Marseilles-Ottawa bus line as a "plan to drive the interurban out of busi ness." Comrnissjioner Dougherty's attack came when Thomas F. Kennedy, one of the promoters, pressed the coun cil for action on his petition of last week, in which he sought consent of the administration to operate his cars over streets of center Ottawa, before going to the Illinois Commerce Commission for o clal sanction of that body. Deferred Once Before. At the previous meeting tho ell decided to defer the mailer ing a decision from Attorney Kicholson as to whether or not the city was delegated with the author ity to issue, or deny, a franchise of this sort. After looking up 'he or dinances Mr. Rlcholson reported that there were no laws pro or con on the subject. Mayor Weeks Informed bis colleagues of the attorney's findings and recommended that a letter be drawn up and given Mr. Keunedy tor pr Bentation to the I. c. c. Coming to bat for the electric line Mr. Dougherty launched his attack in no uncertain terms. "Drive Out of Business." "There is no question in my mind that if the council grants the re quest of Mr. Kennedy the ui'enirbaii will 'be driven out of business. I want to serve notice right here that I will never vote to give ii franchise for these busses. I know tii i'lter urban to be a good thing and if we let these busses run they will take business away from a concern Which for a great many years has brought more business into Ottawa '.liar, any other three mediums." sal Dougherty. "Tim day will come when the I terurban will have to abandon j lines. What assurances have that this bus line will continue business over any great length 8,116.000 1.0ft 1,000 -So). . 6,118,000 17,966.000 increase over I 92 I of 5c. The increase, it was ex plained, was due to the common school distribution fund of $2,000,000 and the University of Illinois fund of $ 1 ,7)00,000, both voted by the last legislature. The 1022 taxes will bo divided as follows: University, tfi2 1-3) . .$2.sii0.ono School fund. (2U l-8c) Waterways, (2 2-3c) General Revenue, (15 Total. (6C) Last year the common school fund I rat was 14 Va''. The rate for the University remains the same as last year, due to tho fact that the law limits the direct tax rate. Appropriations for the common school fund were in reused from $6,000,000 to $8,000,000 Which Will be taken care of by the advance from 14 cents last year to 20 1-3 cents this year. The waterway fund was increased to 2 2-3 cents for 1022, as against 2Vi cents in 1121, MRS. SHUMAKER. 40, IS CLAIMED BY DEATH coun- pend H. 1. Mrs. Elsie Shumaker. 40, wife of William L. Shumaker. of 723 Clinton street, passed .away this morning about 3:30 o'clock at the family home following a lingering tfilncss of a complication of disease. Mrs. Shu maker. although she has been ail ing for considerable time, was not forced to bed confinement until about three weeks ago. She was well known in this city, having made her home here practically all Her life. She was born in Germany, Jan. 1". 1881, and when but two years of age she came to this country to live. Up on the arrival of her parents in this country they came direct to Ottawa. Mrs. Shumaker was united riage to William Shumaker 1902, at Grand Ridir. Surviving she leaves her and three children. Evelyn, and Raymund. all re her mother, Mrs. Hen tan of Minnesota; the following era and sisters. Charles A ! I McClug. Cat.; William Ader Minnesota: Mrs. Prank ! i nesota: Mrs. Prledea Kruse, t Minnie Kruse, of Montana, a Gus Newell, of Hammond, ii As yet no definite arran have been made for funeral but it is expected (b it they held on Saturday afternoon f. family home. Rev. G. C. Pet! officiate, fn mar- husband Louberta at home; Aderhold. of Min- will be mi the r will I Mr. DIVES FRrri r CAB TO PF$Ci'! 3DY tune YY;Cl them, if bUSinOflS bad all lb;;: they have to do is t -it-c machines away to some field. The C, O. & P. has large Invested lr rights of way, '.i poles and equipment, but they 'tl its we in cf goes drive othfr sums kage. can ro' pull up at any tune and mo' a Off when the Bold becomes Unpi'ollt able. I know from personal expel ences the advantages to be derived from the interurban. Th"re is no guess work with me on this matter. I have seen it work out from actual ixperiences." Cites Conveniences. He then cited many convj accruing to the working man being able to go to Marseilles tor or La Salle at "decent where before the advent of Los Angeles. Cal., Dec. 22. --The sec ond phase of the defense of Arthur C. Hurch. on trial for the murder of 1 Helton Kennedy, broker, was well tin der way today. Efforts to prove Bun h insane were expected to be continued. This phase of the defense waa started y sterday when Burch's counsel be KM reading depositions by the de fondant's mother. Mrs. Dora M Hurch of Kvanston. III.; his former wife, Mrs Allie Gile Quayle, and lo r father. Bishop Mathew Quayle of St. Lottie, The other angle of the defense-- -a de nial that Hurch killed Kennedy vir tually has been completed, the d( feuse asserted. non-os by his , Rtrea hours the in- j terurban days and nights were con-1 sumed getting to and from their la bor, and in some cases men were forced into a week's separation from their families. Closing his remarks, Mr. Dougher ty said : "I want to serve notice right now 1 will never, as long as I am a mem ber of this council, vote to permit this or any other bus line to operate between Ottawa and Marseilles, re gardless of the fact that the interur ban don't always play fair with us." A motion to defer action was made by Commissioner noughortv. This oeeajiotted a brief dlscnsston, but the Dougherty point carried. Com missioner Dougherty then moved that a letter be given Mr. Kennedy for presentation to the commerce commission showing that body Otta wa had no regularity ordinance cover ing applications of. this kiud. That New York Dec. 22. fervj RftScOn. locomotive Areman on Stateti Island, was congratulated as a hero tooaj While bis trains traveled at D, no five miles an hour he Jumped from the engino Into a creeds and pulled out William Alexander, a school boy, ttWP had been struck by the engine and thrown into the Icy water. The boy died later, however. In a hospital. The train bad gone ahead for a tnJle before, the engineer missed Oris ill'1, and when he stopped and backed up he saw tho fireman sitting at the edge of the creek holding the boy, who was unconscious from a fracture of the skull. Persons who sav the rescue said Diiscoll dived four times before he found the boy. who Bank Immediately. motion carried with a unanimous vote. Mayor Weeks In mtrodui subject said he had no obje lug the turns to did tin; bus operating, and neither he have any approval for it. " 1 have no desire to prevent this line from running between here ami Marseilles." said the executive, "and I don't claim there is any necessity j for it. I would suggest that if the company desires to get this matter I before the c ommerce commission. ; myself and members of this council j he subpoenaed to appear at a hearing ; in Chicago on the application. File Paving Certiflcrte. A certificate of completion on the Van Buren street paving was filed with the council, by Public Engineer George L. Farnsworth and adopted after its reading. The certify .it'1 showed there was still due the H. 0. Goeletz company $7.382.S3 for work completed on his contract. The pay roll amounted to 15,195.67, and was ordtred paid.