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AND OTTAWA FAIR DEALER OTTAWA FREE TRADER Weather. Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL Snow tonight and Wcd Established 1BHO nesday; slightly warmer, VOLUME 0 "NO. 5JJ, OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, JANUAHY 17, 1922, PB1CB, TWO CENTS. TORCH USED STOCK YARDS BUILDINGS STUDENT NURSE, BROKE AND DESERTED, TRIES SUICIDE :s srpff south; BMROHIG HOUSE SIDE PAVING CASE LEFT LARGE E TELLS AUTHORITIES MONEY LEFT BY PARENTS, DECEASED GRAND RIDGE COUPLE, WAS SQUANDERED SECRET WED DING DISCLOSED BY NEAR TRAGEDY. Mrs. Mildred Cornelius, formerly Miss Mildred Paraum, ;i student nurse el Ityburn boi pltal, is recovering from the effects ol poison self-administered while she was staving in a Dee Moines, own, boarding house, The young woman, who i. 80 years of sge, left Ottawa just before Christmas, after slip had become Involved in a minor escapade, and went to Chicago, where, she iaid, she Inten I. d com pletina her training In a hospital. On Friday. th 13th, slit was dlscov red titiconst ious uttir ;-. futile at tempt to end her life by gas. Mildred was the daughter i I' (lie laie Dr. and Mrs. Panium of brand RJdge, whc died u number of years ago, leaving her a considerable fortune. Few of her frtneda knew that shi had ever married, as -he went under her mal len name in Ottawa. She was educated In a Dts Moines convent and was married soon after she left school Two year uku. without fund, she returned to Ottawa and Bought em ployment as housemaid. She enter Sd Itvhuru hospital to lake a mines training course a year ago last fal'. A press dispatch from Des Moines plvlng the details of the case follows: "Dt's Moines. Iowa. Jan 16.'! am sorry they found me, life holding noth ing for me' was the pitiful statement of Mrs. Mildred Cornelius, 80, who ws taken to the city hospital Saturday noon after she had attempted to end her life by gas. "The futile attempt of the woman brought to light the d tails of a trip from Ottawa. III., bach to Des Moines and the scenes of iter childhood days. "She came from Ottawa, where h has been a student nurse, about twt Weeks ago. After her arrival she oaM ed on many of her girlhood chum-'. who had attended st. Catherine's .school with her many yers ago, "Iter attempt Saturday to kill her self was explained by several of her former friends to whom she had eon tlded Hi" loss of the fortune that had been bequeathed to her by her father Dr. Farnnm, one tin)'' a well known Des Moines physician, "After the death of her father and mother the girl married a man by the name of Cornelius, whom, she alleges, squandered her fortune and left her destitute. "After Mrs. Cornelius came to Des Moines she registered at the Flliott hotel, where she stayed until Frida night. About three days ago she vis ited Mrs. James Ultsgerald, 1321 Twenty-fourth street, -.with whom she had illumined when the two were in school together. To her she told the story of her husband's desertion, add ing that she intended to kill herself. "Friday evening, according to the story told by the woman to Detectives Holllbaugh and Pederson, she met a young man who accompanied her to the rooming bouse of Mrs. II Knowles, 1427 Locust street. "Although they registered as mm and wife, the woman's escort remain ed but a few minutes and did not re turn. "At noon Friday Mis. Knowles de tected tho smell of gas fiiun s in the bouse and summoned the, police. Breaking down the door, the officers discovered the woman lying on the bed in an unconscious condition. She was rushed to the city hospital, where it was said that Bhe would recover." ARMY HOSPITAL HEADS SUMMONED TO U. S. CAPITAL Washington. Jan. 17. Officers in charge of all government hospitals serving veterans of the world war he gati a five days series of conferences here today called by Hrig. f!en. Saw yer, president of the board of hospital isation to work out co-operative the most officient means of caring for fu ture service patients. Nearly a hundred officers were or dered to report including the heads of all public health hospitals, soldiers homes, officers of the medical depart ments of the army and navy and the veterans bureau. ' 20; I Marriage Licenses. Lewis S. Starker. Princeton, Olivia Wallace, Walnut, 16. STATE UNDER ADVISEMENT CONTEST TO DELAY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION ON VAN BUR EN ST. IMPROVEMENT CON CLUDED IN COUNTY COURT. After hearing the evidence and the arguments in the Van Buren street paving case, Judge li. Harry Iteck in the county court yesterday toek tie. matter under advisement until he it. EDvidence for the city to refute lias bad time to thoroughly consider the testimony given hy the objectors was taken yestl rday. city iCngineer Qeorge Farnsworth and PSVing Inspector .1. W. Singer were the only witnesses presented by the city. Mr. Farnswortli stated that all of: the materials used in the construe tton of the pavement, the gravel, .-and, cement and asphalt, had been tested, at his instigation, and the j proofs that they were all good ma terlals were in his office at the pres ent time, lie testified that it would! have been almost Impossible to get' the big .steam roller, down in the ! Third avenue ditch to roll each foot j of the till as the contract called for. .1. V. Singer stated that lie was em-; ployed on the improvement job dur ieg the entire construction work, and that the (III in the deep ditch was u;.1de in layers, and that the wagons hauling in dirt and materials were constantly driving through the ditch and rolling the fill down solid. The city was represented in the j case ny l it y Attorney llarohl KICOOl I sou and Mayor Qeorge V. B, Weeks. The tWenty-tWO objectors who tiled 'opposition to the certificate of com j pletion being issued were represent ' ed by Attorney I I. Ilanna. Three witnesses, John Schumacher, George Moss and Robert Duncan, all proper ! ty owners of the district, testified for the objectors Their testimony was taken on Fniay afternoon when the testimony for the objectors was coin j pleted. ACCUSE DOCTOR OF DOUBLE MURDER Fast St. tinned inv Airs. Clar Rlcbwine, l-ouis. 111., Jan. 17 stigatlon into the Iticliwinc and her father-in-law, A c( leaths Willi; will made, authorities announced, today fol lowing the release yesterday of Dr Robert X. MoCracken, prominent southern Illinois physician, who wa changed with murder in two warrants His bonds were fixed at 140,000 after his appearance in court on a writ of habeas corpus. A preliminary hear ing will be held on .Ian. -i. Dr. Mc l rack on, who served as coroner of St. Clair county and who was also health commissioner, asserts Ins innocence. The woman's unclothed body and that of her father-in-law were found shot to death by Karl Recklein, a son of the woman by a former marriage, on his return from school. Dr. Mc cracken said lie was familiar with the Kichwine family and for the last few years has been a patron of Perry Rlchwlne, a barber, the woman's hus band. He also said he served as the woman's physician for tin- last thir ! en years and that his relations with her were professional. FORMER OHIO STATE STAR IN SANITARIUM Chicago. Jan. 17. Charles (Chick) Harley, former Ohio state university football star who recently returned to that institution from his home here for advanced studies has been taken to a sanitarium at Ishpeming, Mich.. suffering from a partial nervous breakdown. Hurley's illness is believed to have been the result of an injury Which he sustained in a football game here last fall, while playing with the Staleys, a professional team, his ribfl were broken. Two of MOON BOTTLE CATCHES FIRE. KILLING MAN Chicago, Jan. 17. Henry Boyd was burned to death last night when the fumes from a bottle believed to con tain moonshine whiskey caught fire, causing the bottl" to explode and set- ting fire to furniture in the room. The man had taken a drink from the bottle and then had sat down beside a stove, holding the bottle in his hand. What this Gentleman needs is some good j 3oSU ALL HEMLOCK) I -"""t i surely am getting ' Sick of "This Same pace ' ( r' -- iJr s-fl i DWOCCES ALLEGES II 35 YEARS SHIFTED LOVE 10 ANOTHER LA SALLE WIFE SAYS MARRIED WOMAN, A NEIGHBOR AT THAT WON HUSBAND'S AFFECTIONS AW AY FROM HER GIVEN $100 A MONTH ALIMONY. Allegln j hand pos ' who resii Salle, wa: j of Mendo nance dei j l.a Salle l morning. ! ter half's K elc hiiic r that tli i ii ecu tier has tlchiner leased for a Mrs ies on Third st too great, Mrs. 1 ta secured a sepal reo from Ambro in the Circuit Mrs. Miler told alleged affectio when both taml eet, in l.a Ihoda Miler ate maint -e Miler of Court this of her bet n for Mrs. lies resided in Mendota, she claimed that their family moved to l.a Salle, and that! later Mrs. Kelchiner and her husband! moved to the same city. sho alleged that the defendant wcum leave tneir tiome ami remain away for a week at a time. She said she heard he was- at tin- Kelchiner home during his absences from her home. She told of going there on one occasion and finding the defendant lying on a lied in the bed room during the noon hour. She claimed that as far as she knew tho defendant was still living at tin Kelchiner home. The decree ended a wedded life of thirty-five years. The testimony showed that tile couple) were married HI .Ian. 6. 1887, and are the parents ol four children. Mrs. Catherine Miler of Mendota, the daughter-in-law ci tin- complain ano, was in court, and testified in her behalf. She told of the alleged short comings of her father in-law . Mrs. Miler was awarded WOO attor ney's fees anil $100 a month alimony by Judge Eldredge. Defendant In England. H. j. Sims of Btreator secured a dl voce from Mrs. EBsther Sims of Eng land, in the Circuit Court this morning on charges of desertion. Mr. Sims alleges that he and the defendant were married In I'engam. Oeleger, Wales on July !'. 1908 and that on December s, 1918 the defendant deserted him. and has since refused to reside with him. Mr. Sims told the court ..that pre vious to the final separation of him self and his wife, they had parted three times on account of her alleged drunkenness. Adopt Gr.indson. A petition was :'ti. ! in the County Court this morning by Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Andersen el Streator, ask ing that they lie permitted to adopt their grandson, Paul Anderson Potter, aged 8, who resides with them. The little boy is the so:: of urs. MCdle A. ; Potter, a daughti r ol tin1 petitioners and of Herman Potter of Magnolia. Mr. and Mrs. Potter are separated. Has Wife Enjoined. Securing au Injunction to keep his 0FFXTR Af FIX TRIAL FOR MARCH 27. Los Ancjeles. Jan. 17. Date for the secon trial of Arthur C. Burch, indicted for the murder cf J. Bel ton Kennedy, was set today for March 27. wife, Mrs. Iva M. Caff from securing possess! i children, James It. f proceedings for divorc I ( 'ourt this afternoon. i uses file defendant ol of Marseilles, ou of their live iffee Instituted in the ClrW.it Mr. Caffee ac being too fond of Clyde Ridi whom he names as co-respondent. He alleges that she misconduct last Octobe that he did not learn ol January 6, He stated as guilty of i , but claims this until on in the bill which was filed today that when he learned of the affection his wife possessed for Mr. Riddle he accused her and she admitted that she had j been guilty oi misconduct four times ! iii the past 1 wo months. The bill also states that that night I he accused Riddle! and that the de I fondant told him not to denv it. for Hio was as giioiv as lie. The couple are the parents of five Chilren R. ('., aged ll; James .1, aged ! : Kenneth, aged 7; Frnest. aged 4, and Dorothy, aged :i. Marseilles Woman Sues. Mrs. Daisy Fnrico oi Marseilles.! started divorce proceedings against i Adino Fnrico in the Circuit Court this afternoon. Mrs. Fnrico who was be fore her marriage, Miss Daisy Miglio, slated In her hill that she and the de fendant were married May 5, 1919 and that one .June 1,1919 the defen dant deserted her and has since re fused to live with her. INVENTOR OF FIRST AUTOMOBILE DEAD Rochester. Jan. 17 George Raid win Selden. 77, inventor of the first gasolene propelled vehicle and a pioneer in the present automobile in dustry died at his home here today, He was president of the Selden Motor Co. He made his first gas engine in 187S. Among other inventions are a hard hubber tire and a device to pre vent the slipping of wheels. He graduated from Vale in 1865 and ad mitted to the bar in 1871. BREAD DROPS TO 9 CTS. IN CHICAGO STORES Chicago. Jan 17 -llread prices Will be ri fhtced I 1 ent today, according to announcement by Russell J. Poole. ;,i cretary of tic city council commit tee on living cost Pound loaves now selling for 1" cents will be sold for ' Cents and tA-nty-four ounce bread ov, tor 1 rents will he sold for 14 cents Chicago eat- 1,250,0m loaves- of bread a day, according to Poole, and he public will therefore save $12,' " daily. wholesome Food 6 AD OF HORSES KILLLU, m dAKN DESTROYED IN EIRE TLAMES LEVEL BUILDING ON PAMES BURKE FARM IN WAL-I LACE TOWNSHIF, CAUSING LOSS ESTIMATED AT $5,000. Six head of horses were killed and j a number of farm implements, a small quantity of grain and several sets of harness destroyed in flames which re duced a large barn on the James Burke farm in Waltham township to a heap of smouldering ruins last, even- ' ing shortly before 8 o'clock, causir. i a loss of approximately $,i.ijoo Tho j origin of the flre is unknown. It was hrst discovered by neighbors of the Burke family. Mr. and Mrs. Burke were in Ottawa at the time the flames wet-,, discovered in the bam, According to statements made this j morning by members of the Burko I camiiy, tne toss is covered by insur ance. Yesterday neighbors were assisting Mr. Eturko shell corn, and whether or not a ( igaret or cigar stub was acci dentally thrown some place in the barn, causing a slow burning tire, is Unknown. It is also possible that spontaneous combustion might have started tho fire. Upon their discovery of the flamei the neighbors notified Mr. Burke of the fire and also others living in the vicinity of the Burke farm. An un successful attempt was made to save some of the property. By the time the fire was discovered the entire building was enveloped in flames Bucket brigades were formed, but it was too late. There was no danger or' nearby buildings catching lire from the sparks from the. burning barn. T.-J. AD SELLS MEAT IN FAR AWAY DAKOTA Score another record for "long (lis tance" selling power of Free-Trader-! Journal advertisements. Thru the mails today came a 1i)' bill from a resident of Pingreo. N. D . jaskini: a friend to purchase as much lard and bacon from a large Ottawa i meal -hop as that amount would buy, and forward the purchase to him at his1 home in far away Dakota, j 'I saw the ad in the Free Trader I Journal," the letter said." and I would IHRe to get in on some of the bargains i published in that paper." The sender of the $10 was S. II. Sampson, owner of a large ranch, on which he has built a fine big home and other buildings not far from Pin gr- e. The $10 is rung up in the cash register of a local meat market and Mr Sampson will soon be In receipt of his bargain, NEW RIOTS BREAK OUT IN PACKING HOUSE DISTRICT Chicago, Jan. 1 7. Three fires breaking out simultaneously in the stock yards district, follow ing a renewal last night of rioting, were under in vestigation today by op- VICTIM OF SHELL SHOCK IDE WARD OF PROBATE COURT MILLER TOWNSHIP YOUTH NOW IN ASYLUM GIVEN $100 MONTH COMPENSATION AND WAR RISK INSURANCE ALLOTMENTS BY GOVERNMENT. A petition was filed in the circuit i court this morning asking that the estate of Martin Thorson, a Miller township resident, wiio suffered shell shock during tho world war. which caused him to become mentally un balanced, be placed under the juris diction of the La Salle county pro bate court On Dec. 1. Thorson, who was a patient, at the Watertown hos pital, was found irrational in the Uoek Island county court, and order ed committed to the state hospital at Jacksonville. j On the same day his brother, Thos, Thorson, of Miller township, was ap j pointed eonservati f for him. The : pennon met! m lie county court io ' day, states that if Martin Thorson I i ever was a resident of l.a Salle conn-' I ty he has now ceased to be so. His 'property is listed as personal prop erty vauled at 11,800, permanent dis i ability compensation from the govern-! 1 ment of $tno a month, and war risk insurance at the rate of $."7.rij a1 month due from Sept. 17. 1017 Open Will Contest. The suit brought by Mrs. Icy Ce-j nora Gregory to break the will of her father, the late Jeremiah Studebaker, j of Farm Ridge township, went on trial before Judge Bldredge in the circuit court this afternoon. The heirs of the testator, Paul Ktchoy, a grandson, Wauuita and Wilson Mors, grandchildren. Mary J. Studebaker, j Relle Miller, Elizabeth Reumoaugh, Verne U. Studebaker, .lames Wilson and James Warrick, the executor of j the will are the defendants. The testator left 40 acres of land.' and a large amount of personal prop erty. Mrs. Gregory, who was his only surviving child, received tne use of forty acres of land for her lite time and the interest from $10,000 for her natural life. ST. LOUIS CASHIER. AN ABSCONDER, GIVES UP St. Louis. Jan. 17. Additional iictments will tie sought against thur C. Helninger, :". cashier of in-Artie Niffhf and D.i- Hank, who .-urrend--i i l to X'ircuit Attorney Howard It. Side tier and Chief of Detectives HoaglanJ in Belleville. 111., last, night, follow ing his disappearance on .Ian. 5 and of $16,000. Its deposits were $3,000, in his accounts. This announcement was made- by the circuit attorney to day. Defalcations amounting to $7S0, 000 have since been charged against Meininger. Mr. Sidener said Meininger had not implicated any others connected with the hank In regard to the misuse of funds. One- indictment lias been voted on Meininger on the charge that he made a false affidavit in connection with a bank statement Meininger will today app bt tie giand jury here which is conduct it veatigatieu. Aside from Inl that he had spent his time south'' since his disappear,! that he was glad to get bac inger was reticent. He was after Ins attorneys Informed g an In- irmation "in the nee and k" Mein arrested the cir cult attorney and chief of detectives of his whereabouts following their ar rangements for Meiningei's r turn. The Night and Day Hank was capi talised at $1(0,Q0fl and had a surplus of $16,000, ts deposits were. $3,000, 000. FOUR KILLED BY C. B. & Q. FAST TRAIN Palm era in ing by mai bin , Mo . Jan. 17. ir fa tin a auto were killed thi a "O' train near her was dragged 206 yard Three Centuries of Cotton Culture. The culture of cotton m the t'liiierl Ptntes dates ha. k just B00 rears, the first POttOtl seed having been planted in Virginia us au exiierimeui iu MBit, eratives out of the insur ance attorney's office. Seventy-five policemen were on duty in the "yards" this morning as a re sult of a shooting affair which occur red last night between striking work men and nonunion employes of the plants. Several hours after the shooting, fires were discovered in the cooper go shop of William Davies Co., packers; the O'Brien stables and the Magnus 1 Aletal Company, all in the same block. The cooperage wus destroyed with a .loss of $14,000. The stables were burned to the ground, thirty-five horses losing their lives with a loss of Jid.oiiii. Tin- metal plant was only Slightly damaged. "JOLLIES TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW Knowing that ther or less confusion in tickets for reserved shews such a-- the is always more the exchange of -eat tickets at '.lollies" Will be, the Legion boys are planning in every way to remedy conditions so that tilings will go off smcoihly. The ex change of tickets will start promptly at '.' o'clock on Wednesday, .Ian. 18, the, day before the first performance. Tlckkt hold' rs are case there is u rus requested that in -h at the start to kindly kei n in line before the box Of- lice. Tin re will VOU wont' need a To further allevl war tax, so nge with you ny usual ditti- I Wednesday can exchange time Vow i'' m leu in your sary that you for each ten be no tickets before the box cannot be any Wi dnesday hf seem rather ?oid Independ e rules, it has do so for the I number who -serve, and so ive an equal I of tickets, lie Gayety are the stage can seat in thu II he satisfied cult ies from B arty it is only ni CM ive some one in line here win pi sit! voly. ra'WIJ from the boards Bice is opened. Thj ri eh nhnne resen ailou I of tile gre.'i tickets to r yone will li i the seledtio all siats 111 PARENTS RUSH TO AID OF GIRL IN TROUBLE t nts of Miss who confess ; arrested in it she had a a doorstep police they issist her to- nected with when detec r shoplifting :er issued to ;e student at pidice is the tter declared out of work abandon the no longer by was bom Tt ed yi sterday aft a department st abandoned her night before belt would reach Chit day. Miss Ara ' the baby abandc anient tives who arested her fi found an unfinished let an towa university colle Ames who she told baby's father. The ie she was penniless and and had been forced to baby because Bhe could buy food for it. The ba here live weeks ago. RIGHT GOOD NEWS FROM "JIM" FARRELL Oood news was received In Ottawa today from the bedside of Former Mayor James F. Farrell, who recently underwent an operation at Angnstana hospital. Chicago. The operation, to remove a growth from the jaw. was performed by Dr. J. 8. Ochsner. who. in a message to Ottawa relatives, said: ' Mr. Farrell passed the peak and will be all right now." 'Jim" sat up yesterday fur an hour, reading his New Year's greetings over and over. These cards and letters cheered him greatly. Word that the ex-mayor is on the road to recovery will be con sidered as the Tory best of news by his legion of friends at home. GRAND JURY REFUSES TO HOLD PERU WOMAN Davenport Iowa. J.in 17. Orac" QaplnskC alias Grace Morris, latp of Peru. HI., held to th" grand jury on a charge of manslaughter in connection With the death last September of Jake Meyer, was exonerated by th-' Brand jury ti da) when it refused to return au Indictment against tho wviuuu.