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AND OTTAWA FAIR DEALER OTTAWA FREE TRADER WEATHER. Eitabllshed 1840. Fair tonight, with frost OTTAWA JOURNAL Thursday fair and warm- Established 1880. VOLUME H--NO. 273 OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 1122, 1 O'CLOCK EDITION. PRICE TWO CENTS SENECA BRIDGE CRASHES UNDER HEAVY LOAD FALL FESTIVAL OPENS TONIGHT SEVENTY-FIVE DEALERS BANDED TO MAKE AFFAIR SUCCESS CONCERT ON STREETS HENTRICH'S BAND TO PLAY SE LECTIONS IN LOOP FIRE WORKS DISPLAY AT NORTH AP PROACH TO ILL. RIVER BRIDGE. Tonight Ottawa's fall festival Op em with a BANG. The ii.nu'. will be manifest in the explosion o( pyrotechnic bombs Bred to announoi the formal beginning of what gives promise of being the city's greatest style epoch. Seventy-live merchants, banded to gether to boost Ottawa and supply it with seasonable entertainment, are responsible for the big undertaking, They have sponsored the festival anil to make it enticing to both the eye ami pocket book have transformed their store into "things of beauty and a joy forever" and offer bargains in seasonable attire ami materials! the likes of which are unprecedented as an advantage to the baying public. The. task of putting on the fasti; val has been no small one. It con tains the "boost Ottawa" spirit, and should be given the loyal support ot every person in the city, to insure Its success. Two big features are on the pro gram for tonight - a fireworks display supervised by Sid WYise and a con cert by Charles Hentrlch's organiza tion of band musicians. The two big attrac tions should lie occasion enough to draw huge crowds downtown for the first night. The fireworks exhibit will he staged at the north approach to the Illinois river bridge, beginning promptly at 9:30 o'clock. The hand will parade the loop, stopping here and there to render a few selections. The main Attraction, however, will be the window displays, Today the store fronts are being all dressed up for the carnival. Autumn leaves will I be used as a background for the ex hibition of the latest modes in men s and women's attire. One store has secured manikins to parade the very last minute designs in women's gowns and suits. To open tre festival with a Hare all the decorative lighting system Will be dimmed until 7:30 o'clock. With the firing of the bombs the whole ar ray of lamps will he flashed on to announce that the celebration is on. The festival will continue through tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. The stores will be open tonight hut will remain closed Thursday and Friday after t o'clock. ODD FELLOWS TO ELECT STATE WARDEN Springfield, III.. Oct. 18, Interest in the Illinois Odd Fellows' convention here today centered about the elec tion of grand warden in the grand lodge, the only elective office of that branch of the order. Five candidates were in thefield for office today. They are H. H. House, Nashville; R. H. Johnson, Clinton; W. A. Murphy. E, St. I,ouis; .1. M Miller, Jacksonville, and H. James, Kankakee, The Rebekah assembly also was to name officers today. The principal competition in this branch being for the position of warden. Lueila Mo Cool of Springfield, Mrs. Fern Web ster of Chicago and Mrs. Gladys Neal of Willow Hill were candidates for this office. The contest over the position of grand senior warden in the grand en campment was settled yesterday by the election of Frank A. hind of Rock ford. The sessions of the grand encamp ment concluded last night with a ban quet. The grand lodge and the Re bekah assembly will he in session thru Thursday. TRAM RUNS OVER GIRL; SHE'S UNHARMED Morrison. 111.. Oct. IS. Remit ie Witt. I' years old, of Fulton. III., was run over by a C. & N. W. train this morning, but attended school as us ual The little girl was on her way to school when she fell in front of the train. The engine and five cars passed over her. The trainmen pall ed her out from under the trucks of the last car and found she was unin jured. She did not cry. but hurried away to school. A meeting of the eitiseo' commit ter earned to ail In an advisory ri parity in the parch see of a lire trick was held at 1:8 this afternoon. WITH A BANG EIS GIVEN POSITION 0 N NOVEMBER B A L L OT COUNTY CLERK AFFIRMS REPORT THAT INDEPENDENT WILL GO BEFORE VOTERS AT GENERAL ELECTION NEXT MONTH. The petition of Olo Henson, IndO- pendent candidate for state repre sentative, has been accepted by County Clerk Thomas A. Ferguson as all right and will he placed on the ballots for the Nov. 7 election. Hov - ever in cane a petition is died by ohjc etOfl to the petition asking that the ''body" of the document be looked into County, Clerk Ferguson stated to day, it would be up to the county Judge, th state's attorney and the county cleik to determine whether Mr. BeOaon'S name should go on the ,li;:ted ballot. Some twenty-five or thirty objec tions to the independent petition were made to the county clerk, it Is said, after which he went to Springfield to let the ruling of the attorney general on the placing of Mr. Benson's name 'it the ballots. The last day for the withdrawal of '10 naino of any candidate from the allot spires on Oct K. it is not expected, however, that any of the anuidates will withdraw, an most of them h-tve Stated that they tire in the light to stay until the finish. Official announcement thit he had; accepted Mr. BeueoBS petition was made today by County Clerk Fergu- ou. One of the ruincipal objections to Mr. Benson's petition was that two headings wen- used) The document was comprised of sixty-one pages. Forty of the headings were worded In one manner and the remaining twenty-cine pages were worded in another fashion. E OF REVIVAL MEET MANAGER OF FAIRFIELD GOSPEL I ., ... ..... I TEAM ARRIVES IN OTTAWA TO I MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR RE LIGIOUS CAMPAIGN. Eugene Palmer, manager of the Faiilield gospel team, spent yesterday and today In Ottawa making plans for the six weeks' revival meeting to be held here In November and December. It Is planned to start the meeting some tlmi before the end of Novem ber so it can be brought to a close before the beginning of the next year. Nearly all th - Protestant churches of Ottawa have signified their willing ness to back the revivals. A huge tabernacle of temporary con struction will be erected, The taber nacli probably will he erected on the vacant lots just west of the Milliard garage on Main street, it is planned to erect a building with a stating ca pacity of between twelve and fifteen hundred people. A number of committees have been appointed and they will have charge of the construction Of the tabernacle, its care and 00, The chairmen of the committees are as follows: General chairman U c. Brand. Finance George G rover. Advertising J. A. Andrews. Building Samuel Totel. Heat and ventilation II. Wolslegel Musit August Ledrich. Ushers Clarence Griggs. Women's work Mrs. F. S. SleWlder. Ycung women's work Miss Cords Kllingen. Young men's work AVarren Glad I'elter. Transportation David Ketior. Entertainment Ole Henson. Nursery Mis Edith Willis. Personnel C. J. Markhus. Praver meeting Miss Tillie Meci enstock. DENY TIERNAN WAS EVICTED FROM Y. M. C. A. South Rend. Oct IS. -Prof. John Tiernan, who recently charged that Harry Poulin. haberdasher, was the father of Mrs Tiernan s third child, was not forced to leave the Y. M. C. A. hotel here. Secretary Banner said today. Mr. Tiernan. be said, was never admitted to the hotel. BENSON'S NAM i PICK COMMITTEES T MANA R TtoE CONSPIRACY 7i?JU j I NBA I SENATOR MEDILL HERE ill ILLINOIS SENATOR TO SPEAK AT GAYETY THEATER IN INTEREST OF REPUBLICAN STATE AND COUNTY CAMPAIGNS. Senator Medlll McCormick will visit Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the in terest of the Republican campaign, Hi; will address a public meeting at the Gayety theater at 2 o'clock Satur- jday afternoon. The general public has been invited to attend this meet- ing. Mr. McCormick. who lepresents the state of Illinois in the United States , ,. ...... senate, is maming a lour oi uie state trying to stimulate Interest in the I .Republican campaign. Ottawa will! be one of the places on his itinerary. It is likely that State Senator Tiiur low G. Essington of Streator will In asked to preside over the meeting i in re aim to introduce Senator McCor- tnick, Arrangements for the meeting i are in charge of local Republicans. MISS HOOD, EX-0. H. S. TEACHER. A BRIDE Word was received in Ottawa of the marriage of Miss Gladys Hood, former physical director of the girls at the Ottawa township high school, to Attorney Carl P. ('line, of Denver. The marriage was solemnised Thurs day, Si pt. 21, at the liaptist church in Denver. Miss Reulah Hood, a sister of the bride, served as maid of honor, and Attorney Robert H. (Mine, a brother of the groom, acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Cline are making their home In Denver, where the groom is a prominent attorney. The bride has a great many friends iu Ottawa, especially among her for mer students of the high school. She Utught here for one year, resigning to accept a- position in a Chicago high school, where she made her home be fore coming to Ottawa. MOTHERED DOLLS TO FOOL AGED HUSBAND Hammond. Ind., Oct. IS. -(A. P.) Accused by her middle aged husband of killing the two babies, twins, which he said were born to her last Decern her. Mrs. Hazel McNally. 24. faced trial here today, claiming the missing twins were nothing more than clever ly constructed dummy dolls, "moth ered'1 by her until last April to sat isfy her husband's ambition to be known to the world as a father. Both Frank McNally. the husband, and bis estranged wire, asserted their claims would be proved by witnesses called j to testify at the trial. raw NEXT SATURDAY P.M OUT OUR WAY GIRL'S ABDUCTOR IS CAUGHT IN AURORA Kansas City. Mo., FtolliU, who with Ida sixteen year old girl terday in Aurora, is Oct. 18,-Frank May Haskins, a , was held yes wanted here on a state warrant charging him with abduction. The pair left lu re Sept. 2!l. Rollin, the girl's employer, telling her parents that he wanted her to ac company him and his family to St. Louis to get supplies for his business. He claimed to be manufacturer of a new note book. He left a wife and children In an Independence, Mo., ho- TRAPPED IN CAB OF BURNING TRUCK; IS BADLY BURNED WOMAN SUFFERS SEVERE INJUR IES IN EXPLOSION OCCURRING THIS MORNING NEAR SENECA GARAGE. A heroic man yesterday sustained serious burns, as he pulled his wife, through a curtain of flaming gasoline and rescued her from what looked like death, in a conflagration which almost destroyed a big truck. The unfortunate woman found herself pinned in the seat of the truck with a big flare up of burning gas on one side, and a locked auto door on the other. She sustained bad 'burns on the face and arms, as her husband dragged her through the tire onto the safety of the concrete road. She may not live The accident occurred early yes terday afternoon in front of the Steep garage, east of Seneca on the federal aid roatl. After the accident, both the husband and his wife were rushed to the Morris hospital by Dr. W. F. Coulter of Seneca, who was called to attend them. The couple. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bubcarins, were driving from Gran ville to Chicago in a big truck. Their muffler became overheated. They stopped at the Steep garage for gas. At the tilling station a little of the liquid spilt over the side Of the gas tank, causing an explosion. The man was standing in. the road at the time, anil his wife was seated on the seat of the car. He ran to the sitle of the auto that was not burning and tried to open the door to r -i ue her, but found it locked. He quit lily ran back to the other side of tie' machine, and reaching through th,. (lames, grasped her anil brought her to safety. Mavbe You Know 'Em. York. Oct. 18. Mrs. Ogden L. -t p daughter of the late Wil Ne Mills Ham K vanderoilt and Sir Paul Dukes, British war hero, wpre married at .Nvack, .V Y., last week. SOLICTORS WITH FAKE PROPOSITION CHEAT TEACHERS OPERATIONS OF TWO SUAVE AGENTS NIPPED BUT NOT UN TIL FAIRLY GOOD HARVEST HAD BEEN REAPED ON MAGA ZINE PROPOSITION. Three magazine solicitors, who se cured subscriptions from teachers of the Columbus, Jefferson and Lincoln Schools yesterday afternoon, succeed ed in eluding the police who were on their trail within live minutes after they left the Lincoln school building. Payment on checks given by Lincoln school teachers for magazines were stopped, although the three men casli-j ed checks presented to them by the j teachers in the other buildings. The trio represented themselves toj be agents for the Publishers Co., 210 Plymouth court, Minneapolis, Minn. They Visited the schools, claiming to the teachers that Superintendent C, J. Byrne had given them permission toj speak to each teacher for five min-! uies to secure subscriptions for any of the popular magazines. At Columbus school the men talked to two or three teachers and then saw Miss Hill, the principal. She or dered them to leave the building. At Jefferson school many of the teachers signed up and gave amounts ranging around $6 supposedly in puyment for their magazines for the coming year. The agents are said to have represent ed that this would be all they would have to pay. When they left the building the teachers read the agree ment they had signed, and saw they bad to send the publishers as ninth money as they had paid the agents before they could receive the period icals. The teathers communicated with Superintendent Byrne and found that he knew nothing of the transaction. He advised they stop payment, on the checks. The bank was called but the men had obtained the cash. The police were notified, and got on the trail of the men five minutes after they left the Lincoln school. Teachers in this building succeeded in stopping payments they had given for the magazines. The agents, how ever, vanished after leaving the west sitle building, anil the authorities could not locate them. They did not visit Washington or Shabbona build ings. One man signetl his gamed "Den-j ney" and .mother Callahan." BRITISH PROTEST SHIP SEIZURES Washington. Oct IS. A protest against continued seizure of British resents by dry agents operating out sitle the three mile limit was pre sented to the state department on bnkatf of the British government to j day. FOUR TEAMS AND DRIVERS PLUNGE INTO UM. CANAL Seneca, Oct. 1 8. (Special). The Main street bridge, over the Illinois-Michigan Canal here gave way yesterday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, carry ling with it to the bottom SISTERS ARE GIVEN "DOUBLE" DIVORCE IN CIRCUIT COURT FATHLR CORROBORATES pVI DENCE FURNISHED BY DAUGH TERS, WHO ARE GRANTED DE CREES ON SAME GROUNDS. Two sisters securing divorces in the same court, on the name morning, both bringing their action on grounds of desertion, was the unusual occur rence in the Circuit Court this morn ing. The same attorney represented the s': ters and their father. .1 A. .foJ8. a well known Crand Ridge farnierates tilled for both of them. One complainant was Mrs. QdVa1 J'Donnell of Streator. who alhtevd hat she and Edward O'Donnoll, a Ms-. er Ottawa ronident, were weddsft una IT, 1914, and lived together unjtU ..ay 15, 1919. She claimed that.n the later date Mr. O'Donnell deswffjd ' i anil has since lived apart Oojn lor. She alleged that she did dpi know his address at the present time. Mr. Moss followed his daughter to the witness stand and verified her tes timony, Mrs. O'Donnell carried a small cJgtid In her arms to the court room, ft? , Mrs. Hth el Lee was the secomtjJrts ter. She asked a divorce from HflC'V Anson Lie, a former Grand RMge resident, whose address she do s.lnot know at the present time. She lied that she and the defendant married June 16, 1918, and llvetWto gether until June 1, 1920. On thy!at ter date, she alleged, the defonAgnl left her anil lias since lived apart ffgfm her. J Mrs. Leo is now living with iier father on a farm near Grand Ktdgj'. Mr. Moss, for a second time, at' th alose of Mrs. Lee's testimony, the Witness stand and told of hi in.lnuj .1 an . , H i n a hta .1 1. 1 ok ft) Roth complainants were represented by Attorney Chester Strawn of Httf a tor. Mrs. O'Donnell and .Mrs. .Lee started their divorce proceedings on the same day, on Aug. After hearing the t Kdgar Fldrcdge indie would grant, the decret 10, 1922, vidence Judg i tod that h THIEVES GET $300,000 IN GEMS FROM AGENT Chicago. Oct. IK. Detectives plan ned today to question two women in an effort to track down the, ban tlits who Max Moser, New York dia mond broker, said bandits had robbed him Of unset diamonds valued at $300,000 in a down town hotel last night. Moser had met the women In the Congress hotel, he tOld the police He said he had accompanied oni of ' the women to her home and returned to the hotel. A friend, Charles Moris, volunteered to drive him to the sta tion, Moser said, and they hail just left the hotel when three bandits boarded their auto and a fourth ban dit follow ftl in another car, They drove several blocks anil the drivers took his pouch of diamonds and es caped in the aittomoiiii-e that had been following them Valued at $100,000. New York. Oct. 18.- Wax Moser, New York Jewelry salesman, report ed robbed last night in Chicago, car ried unset diamonds by three firms he represented here at $160,000. TO ARREST VIOLATORS OF THE CURFEW LAW While curfew has been ringing fori Ottawa boys anil girls since Oct. 1. there lias been no attempt on the part' of either Miss Lannia Anssmi. proba-1 Hon officer, nor (he police to herd Juveniles off the streets and rout j them home tint i I Now Today word went out to all the bluecoats to see that there were no boys nor girls under the curfew age nt tar"!' on the thoroughfares after I o'clock at night. This means that arrests will be Made of all youngsters disobeying the 8 o'clock rule, only tkwee accom panied by their parents or guardians will be permitted use of the streets after the curfew rings. pf the waterway, four men, eight horses and three , heavily loaded and one empty wagons. All of the men escaped un injured.. Seven of the eight animals swam ashore without being hurt. One sustained a badly injured back, and i had to be shot. As the bridge fell it broke one of the large service mains of the Public Service Co., causing a large spray of Illuminating gas to be shot in the air. One spectator, who gathered to watch the accident, waa overcome by the fumes. It will cost iu the neighborhood ot $L'n, ikio to replace the bridge, and th cement canal wall, which wa polled in by the trash. The horse, which waa shot belonged to J. S. Murphy, who resides southeast of Seneca, and was valued at $116. The damage to the Public Service Co. will amount to several hundred dollars. Blame Too Much Weight. "Too heavily loaded," Is the unof ficial verdict given as a result of the act blent. Two southbound teams and two northbound teams had driven on the structure at the same time. J. S. Murphy, a farmer residing southeast of Seneca, was riding on a big load of coal. Thomas Newman, another farmer, was hauling a big load of corn. Samuel Muffler, waa driving a team pulling a load of orn, and Davitl Manning was riding on an empty wagon. All four were on the flooring of the structure with their full weight, when the bridge gave a slight lurch and settled gradually lown to the bottom of the canal, soma fifto, i t bt low , The water was up to the necks of some of the drivers, while the bridge settled so that it was only waist deep on others. The greatest confusion prevailed for a few minutes, while the harness was cut from the horses. Seven of them reached shore in safe ty and the Murphy horse, which was injured, was assisted from the water, by i' large crowd of spectators, who gathered to witness the scene. Ankle Is Sprained. Mr. Murphy received a badly sprain ed ankle, either in the fall, or during the first few minutes after the acci dent when he was attempting to res cue himself and his two horses from the water. The gas main which was taken down wan the four inch pipe, used to sup ply the east half of Seneca, and the entire city of Morris, with their house hold gas. A hurry up call was sent to the district office of the Publio Service Co. In Ottawa and a gang of wt rkmeu sped out over the concrete read and shut off the suffocating) fumes, which were escaping from the broken pipe. Large Crowds Gather. A thrill of excitement ran through SetiPCa, when it. was learned that the bridge had gone down, and a very large crowd gathered on the bank to witness the scene. Gus Nelson, one of the spectators, crowded too near the broken gas main, and was over e line by the fumes. He was taken back from the crowd and was revived in a few minutes. V hen efforts to aid the Murphy horse became fruitless, a bullet from the gun of Chief of Police P. H. Judge sent the tortured animal from it Buffering, Cities Without Gas. Throughout the night, east Seneca and the entire city of Morris were without gas. A large crew of work men startetl repairing the main last nifht, at :t o'clock this morning a tem porary main to take the place of the broken line, had been stretched. The Main street bridge was built about forty-five years ago. A few months ago it was entirely repaired, ann a new floor was placed on it. The structure is in the business dis trict of the city. FOUR DIE IN AUTO TRAIN COLLISIONS Chicago, Oct. IS. A man and a woman, both unidentified, were burn ed to death today when a taxicab was hit by a northbound C, M. & St. P. mail train at Golf, a northern suburb. The Chauffeur escaped injury. The gas tank exploded, burning both oas sengers. Two men were killed when a B Air O train struck a motor car at Blue Island. Mother Jones IH. Washington. Oct. IS Mother Jones, noted labor leader, is ill here.