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AND OTTAWA PAIR DEALER OTTAWA FREE Established WEATHER. OTTAWA JOURNAL Fair tonight and Satur lay; somewhat warmer Established 1880 Saturday. VOLUME G--.NO. 275 OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY OCTOB1H 2(, 1928, 4 O'CLOCK EDITION. PB1CB TWO CENTS INDICT BANKERS FOR SELLING STOLEN BONDS TRADER 1 1 1840. J KU KLUX KLAN HOLDS HUGE MEET GATHERING HELD LAST NIGHT IN FIELD EAST OF TOWN REPORT 2000 THERE FARMERS GECOME SUSPICIOUS OF AUTO PARADE AND THEN ARE ATTRACTED BY GLOW IN HEAVEN8 FROM BURNING CROSS. The Ku K lux Klun lint nilit. lor the Urst tine in ail its operation! bout th county, operated within the Ottawa "area," holding a monsl r meeting live milt's cast of town. Ob servers attracted to tin- scene by a brilliant, fckm from tii.' 11 1 1 11" that skirts th hard road between here and iaraoilles. rushi .1 to the scene, think ing there was a Ore. Artlvlng on the scene), they saw 'n the distant Delda large numbers of white robed figures noting In and out ainoRE a throni of men who appeared from the distance to be dreeaed in civilian attire The glou that lighted the hecvens look on the form ot a firry cros:; as Inijuisiti v- motorists, i finding themselves on the "outskirts" of a Ku Kli;x Klan Conclave, throw their machines Into high and raced from ,he horde of 'spooks'' that rustl ed toward then to order then on their way. la one of the- car that took the hills and rales at 8 dip that ma le hji haii sitaiid on i l waa i reporter ho Instinctively hot a volley of questions ;.t one " the mio-is !.'-1 fore the driver could get his ge.ir shift in place, then 'atop on he; "for the big Rash' down the ioari and away from the sheeted and high hatted Jig tires that warmed all over the ftell, Reporter Gather1' Some News. In the brief time allotted him to f,ro a volley of interrogations the reporter learned these facta from a "spirit" wbor.e voice he did not recognize. The meeting was oongreae of the La Salle county klan. It li id been called in those mysterious ways known only to tne members. The un derground channels tor Imparting word to the klanamen were used to scatter the tip of a hi'.,' powwow. Strict guard was kept that none of the secret operations become known to the public. Farmers living along the concrete highway were first attract''! by the large numb' re of autoe paasing their homes. The procession, as described by one man. was almost endless. After counting up to :i"o he refused to count longer the machines as they proceeded stealthily along the high" way without so much as an open muf fler or an occasional horn blown to announce the coming or departure of the "parade." Scribe Felt Chills. The reporter, like man:' others, was drawn to the bluff by the glare, which later proved to be the burning cross, in the belief that a farm house was being destroyed by fire And. like the others, he felt the same kind of chills running up and down his spine when he found ou( whal it ".is all about. The tiling in white that approached the car wns enough for the nowshound to know that he almost had plunged head on into a Ku Klux nest. The lurking form in white was there to see that none of the curious got any closer to the meeting than where he stood. He very evidently was a sentry. Initiate 250 Candidates. He informed the reporter, in answer to the battery of Interrogations opened tip on him. that there was at least 2,000 klansmeT) in the distant field ami than a class of 2.".n candidates was about to be Initiate.!. Kh nsmen were present, he said, from scares of north ern Illinois cities, some of them pre it instances from here, while nearly every city and village of La county was represented in tin Salle con-1 clave Reports from up the road this morn- log were that the return procession oi I automobile did not start until 11 o'clock in the a. n-.. Call Sheriff. Sheriff C. S. Avers received a phone call last night, informing him that the klan meeting was in session, and asking him to go out and investigate it Acting on the precedent establish ed by Sheriff Mont 1'enniwell of Ma con county and several other Illinois sheriffs. Mr. Ayers refused to re spono to the call, or to interfere with the meeting, so long as they wore not disturbing any one or break in; any of the laws. H" stated that tii.- net were me doing anything that vould necessitate the interfer ence cf an officer, and allowed their meetin to continue undisturbed by his oblcers. Mr. Snd Mr Richard F Knott have returned home from their automobile honeymoon through the east. NEAR OTTAWA JURY ORDERS 1 IN LAW SUII GIVEN OWNERSHIP OF DISPUTED DIA MOND FOUND TO BE IN WOMAN SUED BY ANOTHER WHO CLAIM ED IT AS HERS. Mrs. Christina Knglehrecht of Strea tor won in the; suit brought by .Mrs. Gertrude Mulfonl of the same city, to secure possession of a $l.o diamond, which both women claimed belonged to them. A jury in the circuit court late yesterday afternoon returned a veidict awarding the disputed gem to the delendant. The decision was reached after few minutes of delibera tion on the part of the Jury. Dae verdict which was returned by the twelve jurors read "Ve the jury lud the diamond in question to be the property of Mrs. Christina Fugle hreeht." The occasion was the sec nd hearing at which Mrs. Bngldbrscht was awarded the possession ol the jewel. In a justice court in Stroator two years ago a verdict in favor of (l.e defendant was returned. Mrs. Mulford. the plaintiff, then took an meal to the higher court. Mrs. Kn.glebreoht formerly was employed to do laundry work In the Mulford bone. .Mrs. Mulford. at the hearing, al leged that the diamond in question was her property, and was removed from a ring setting in her home. Mrs.1 Bnglebrechl claimed that the stone hail belonged to her tor many years, i Replevin proceedings were brought1 by Mrs Mulford to secure possession; of the diamond, in 1919, when the: stone wns in the hands of a BtreatOf ieder, being reset for Mrs. Knglo brecht. At the hearing Mrs. Mulford was represented bj Attorney A. H. Shay and Mrs. Bnglebrechl was represent ed by Attorneys A. E. Mutters and George V. Helford. ESCAPED MORRIS BANDIT IS CAUGHT Morri, in. alias Whttey, around bad Chicago in as Oct. 20. -Frank Born, two-gun man and all ICtor, was captured in attempted robbery, and Deputy Clarence wyeth and Joe Bran- i th( Santa i'e special police have gone to Chicago to bring him back to Morris. Almost a year ago Horg and two 1 other Chicago thieves were arrested, charged With the robbery of a mer chandise car in Coal it Ity. They had a big motor truck to cary away the loot and the breaking down of the truck was their undoing. The two were brought here from Chicago and Borg put up a bond tor his, appearance. He was caught, however, last March and brought to jail here. I luring the night of May 1." Morg threatened and compelled four other inmates of the jail to make their es cape with him. They worked on an old vault hole in one corner of the South corridor, and liorg made them all go through, himself being the last. Two of them came back the same nirht and knocked at the Jail door for admittance. Jesus Onesto and Tom Chapowskl were these two. The lat ter was charged with being implicated in the attack on J. 1. Dawson and the Mexican had only a few more w eu-.j to serve and he would bo free. Caleb Smith of Verona, charged with burglary, and Joe Chapowski, charged with the Dawson affair, made their getaway with Mors. Smith was caught later at I'eru. but Joe and Morg have been free ever since. The companions of Morg In the freight car robbery paid for their part in the crime. PA MOT I QT fJFI AYFD ON wMHVfcl I utLH I tu uw TRIP rFWN I & M HAIaIAI L. H. Smith Of Grand Rapids. 21 years old. is stalled in Joliet awaiting the time, when water will he put back i into the canal sullicient to enable h'm to continue his journey by boat. The collages of the canal bridge at Sen-1 eca has d'dayed him Indefinitely. tie is traveling in a sixteen-toot ca noe and expects to reach the Manama canal in it. He left Grand Rapids. Midi.. Oct. 10 and arrive I in Joliet Tuesday Bight From Grand Rapids li" traveled down the Grand river, but did not attempt to cross Lake Michi gan, He came down the old canal and sanitary district canal from Chi cago. As soon as the canal Is navi gable he will proceed to La Salle and then into the Illinois rive-- and to the Mississippi. He carries- BOO pounds of baggaee cud enough rations to las: tour weeks. BACK 10 DEFENDANT i L ; x- . w J BATTERY STATION ON NEW BUILDING JAUCH A DICUS TO HAVE MOD ERN PLACE OF BUSINESS ON NEW SITE AT LA FAYETTE AND LA SALLE STREETS. Ottawa will be soon able to justly claim the title of "the City of Com forts for the Motorists." Numerous garages, service stations of all kinds, Splendid hotels, auto accessory shops and free camp grounds and many oth er comforts are found here for the tired motorist. When the firm oi Jauch & Dicus completes the erection of its new battery and electrical service station on La Fayette street this list of com forts will be nearly complete. Work was Ftarted Tuesday at the rear end of the Oowen lot, corner of La Salle and La Fayette streets, just west of tin' Central Oil Company's new serv ice station. The new building will be modern and it) to date in every detail. It Will be four times the size of the present location, 217 West Main street, and will contain 1,600 feet of floor EpQOe. When completed it will be the only modern up lo date battery and service station in I, a Salle coun ty The building will be built of ce- meut blocks, giving it a very neat ap pearance and making it fire proof in every way. The battery and electrical service station bis been located in Ottawa for the pa! four years at 217 West Main Btreet, it has always been the Senlce station for the Willard bat tery and will continue in that capacity at the new location. The new build ing It expooted to be completed by December l, and at that time they will move to their new quarters, their old location Pnclflc Tea corporation. going to tlie Atlantic ti company, a chain store THREE MEET DEATH IN WABASH WRECK Williamsport, Ind., Oct. 20 Belief was expressed today that loosening of n ilfpikes caused the wreck of Wa bash eastbound passenger train No. 2 n"ar here last night, resulting in the death of three persons, injury to seven others and destruction of sev eral l oaches by fire. This belief was expressed by Conductor Hulbust of Detroit Ti:o dead : Bngilieer Charles L Schmuggee, De catur. it .Martin, express Toledo messengers. I. A Smith, baggageman, Dettroit. Two express coaches, a combtns Men bhc 'lay coacn were hurned M STARTS WORH r Um mail was saved. DECORATED DENY K0TS0WJS CAR ' WAS IN BAD SMASHUP The report thSJM Hudson ear own ed ly -Frank Kotsonis. propristor of the College Inn reHtaurunt, was wrecked by his son Christ Wednes day night, west of Morris, Is untrue. According to oKtsonis his son did not have tile car Wednesday night. He also denies that the car was wrecked. The reported obtained the information thru a source thought to be reliable.; E SMOKE STACK CRASHES AT SOUTH SIDE SANO WORKS COLLAPSE Oc CHIMNEY FOLLOWS ACCIDENT TO BOOM ON LARGE DERRICK ESTIMATED LOSS IS $3,000. A 115-foot section of a new sted smokestack being erected at the Ot tawa Silica company crashed to the ground at 4:la o'clock yesterday after noon when a boom on a derrick broke, causing a property damage in the neighborhood of 3,000, All of the high tension wires of the company were torn down, although fortunately sixty employes of the contracting lirm and tie plant who were working in close proximity to the wreck escaped entirely uninjured. The loss was sustained by the Lake side Mridge and Steel Company of Mil waukee, who have the contract for tin erection of the new company Dower plant being bUUt on the pro! city of the Ottawa Silica company. The steel stack ts twenty-one feet in Ircamference, The boom which was raising a section gave way, causing the heavy steel st'tck to fall. The pipe was crushed and was broken in two. The erection of the now,1 power plant wfi not t;.!' enougii along to any great dataaga except to thi and tension wires. The stack fell across the switch tne .,. penning an engine in on the company grounds. It was necessary to tear away a section from the iron to get do eti-ine back on the main lie. i th" railroad. Workmen scattered in eviry direc tion when they saw the derrick break and knew Hint the stack would fall. One man looked un and saw the steel coming In his direction. He ran not to th left nor the right, but directly shot il n"t sloping until he had put the waters of the canal between him and the pipe. Afterward be said he ,li, not fee the water at all as he ran through the canal. Yesterday's accident was the third one which caused the stack to be lowered. Twice before minor aeei dent occurred as the work was being out in l,: " ' Roth times, however. HUG Mostithe stack wss lowered by the derrick Wilho it SB) damage to the pipe. lie I KNOCKED unconscious er TEAM, FRIGHTENED BY AUTOMO BILE, MAKES WILD DASH, THROWING OWNER OUT OF RIG AND FRACTURING HIP. Thomas Maynard, a cement con tractor, was .seriously Injured yester day afternoon about 4:1.1 when a team of horses he was driving became frightened and ran away. Maynard. who resides at 16241 Sycamore street, here, was returning from Wedron and was on the stretch of road between the aqueduct bridge on Superior street and (lie old white bridge crossing the canal. About IO0 yards west of the white bridge an automobile passed ami swung sharply in front of the team, causing them to run away. Mr. .May nard had them well in control until the rough stretch of road immediately east of tlie aqueduct was rouched. With spied undiminished, the team raced over the rough stretch, anil when but a few hundred feet mst of the bridge there was a sudden Jolt. The seat of the buggy broke lose. and. with tin- driver In it. was thrown to the ditch, Mr. Maynard was thrown with such force that his left hip was broken and he was severely bruised about the head and body, He may be internally injured. After throwing their master and wrecking tlie buggy the team came to a 'dp ti hundred feet east of the bridge. Tin unfortunate man was knocked unconscious and it was sev eral minutes before passing motorists brought him to. Ciladfelter's ambu lance removed the injure! man to the hospital. Drs. Telford and Kdg comb, after an X-ray. declared his left hi" to be fractured. Maynard. who is til years Old, left hi. home Monday morning and had RUNAWAY HORSES cause 1 beet) working on the Floyd Gibson stack j farm near Wedron. Yo-terday he lin Ished his work and was returning home when the aeei t happened. 8 KILLED IN 0KLA. MINE EXPLOSION McCurtaln, Okht., Oct. SO. Eight men were killed and four badly in jured in an explosion of gas in the Progressive Coal company's mine, a mile and a half north of here, this morning. DFCATUR LANDS 1923 ILL. F. OF L CONVENTION Rockford. Oct. 20. Decatur was unanimously chosen as the conven tion city for 1923 by the Illinois Fed eration of Labor. In the first three ballots Herrin received 01! vot NEWSPAPER m AND SALESMEN IN FEDERAL DRAGNET Minneapolis, Oct. 20. -Twenty-six persons, including bankers, bond salesmen and three or four newspaper men have been indicted by the : I federal grand jury TO HOLD TAG DAY i tion in nation-wide bond Ma. . ' thefts' La Fayette French, United rnn n iniio 1 1 r a i ti i states district -y. announced NIK rlln V Hrfl H today The "dements voted late I Ull I UULIU ML.nL.IM "t''rday charged nearly !O0,00 in stolen bond were disposed of in NURSE TOMORROW FUNDS WILL BE USED TO PAY EXPENSES OF ASSOCIATION DURING COMING YEAR GIRLS TO COLLECT FUNDS ON STREETS. Tag day for the Ottawa public health nurse will be held tomorrow, as a final windup for the drive for funds to maintain a, public health nurse in Ottawa during Hie coming year. Taggers, in vast numbers, will be on the streets from day break un til long after dark, ready to meet tlie early riser, or tic late straggler home. to receive their contribution for the coming year's work. Tomorrow night the man or woman who walks abroad in Ottawa without a square fragment of card board show ing that they have contributed to the cause will he in a class by him or her self, for all their friends and neighbors will be wearing tags. "Tags," "Tags," "Mister can I tag you?" "Lady donfj you want a tag?" "Good morning. Have you been tagged?" "Have you been given the opportunity yet to subscribe to the public health nursing fund?" "I see you are not wearing a tag can I sell you one?" anfl similar remarks will be the only conversation heard by pedestrians on the street tomorrow. For one day during the year, women will waive the formality of introduc tions, and with perfect propriety will speak to strange men. and strange men will smile back at the taggers without fear of breaking any laws of courtesy or etiquette and both will aid In the movement for a better and healthier city, and to reduce the in-j fant mortality laws here. Everyone who has subscribed dur ing the week, has been given a tag. so they wili not have to purchase one tomorrow. There will be no oppor tunity for anyone not wearing a tag to escape tile watchful eyes of I he vigilant workers on the streets. Dp to th" present time the solicit ing committees who have been can vassing ttie town during the week, have made no report to the organisa tion treasurer, Mrs. p. J Clune, al though individuals wlvo hive been taking the subscriptions have report ed that they have met with great sue cess, and have been given very liber al donations in many quarters. The various women's organisations of tlie city, will have charge of the tagging in the loop district. 20 LA SALLE BOYS MAKE DAYTON TRIP Twelitv students of La galte-Peru high school members of the football : squad of that institution passed thru ! here early this morning en route for j Dayton. ).. where they will meet Steel high school in a game of football Sat- I urday. Those making the trip be- I sides the coach are: Captain HaSM, Maker, Johns, Wal lace, Millard. Stroat, N'oou. HoSUtt, I Condron, Chllders, Baxter, Hanson, ! Toms, Weaver. Williams. Fazio, Rein hard. Jagelskl and White. At Chicago the team will transfer to the Pennsylvania ami will continue on to Dayton arriving there this eve ning. Saturday morning a trip is planned thru the National Cash Reg ister factory or out to the Wright aeroplane field. During their stay in Dayton the team will put up at the Gibson hotel. Fifty Years Ago a woman in Lynn. Mass. was steep ing herbs on her kitchen stove accord ing to a recipe of her own. to fur nish medicine for the women of the neighborhood. Today, ii stone's throw from the little house where she lived, there Is a four story laborato'y, mak ing the same niedieine for the wom en of the world. Dttriag th" las' year almost HO tons of carefully selected herbs were used in the Manufacture of Lydia H. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound. A woman's medicine for woman's ailments. Have you tried it? Mirneapolls. The bonds are alleged to have i n stolen in the $2.ruo,uot run 1 1 robbery In New York Oct. 18, 19?!, and the ILB00, theft in Chl ti u Jan. 18, 1921. Mail Thieves Plead Guilt. Council Bluffs, la . Oct. 80. Four teen of forty-one mail Clerks accused of stealing from the maiH at the CJ. P. transfer mail station here, hail appeared before r. s. Commissioner Myers at noon today and were bound over to the federal grand jury. AH of the fourteen pleaded guilty. Bond had been fixed :t sums ranging from )260 to 1,600. United States Deputy .Marshal J. W. Mitchell has warrants for tile m--rest of thirty-three others, many of whom it was said are expected to ap pear voluntarily. It was said at federal headquarters that twenty-five clerks had made, con t ions to the government agnnta SENECA SOFT DRINK PROPRIETORS PAY COURT $500 FINE PAIR CAUGHT BY SHERIFF AFTER RAID AND DISCOVERY OF CON TRABAND PLEAD GUILTY BE FORE JUDGE RECK. Louis Sclarino and Charles Rolando of Seneca, who were placed under ar rest by Sheriff Avers when he raided the Seneca Smoke Mouse on Saturday night, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully possessing liquor In the. ounty Court today and were lined ?"e o and costs. The One and costs amounted ( $&80. In court today Sclarino ottered no objection to pleading guilty, al though before the lime of his hearing he informed tlie officers that he was no longer the owner of the Smoki House saying that lie had sold out to Rolando, 'I'll,- raid, which r. suited in charges being preferred against the men, was the second occasion when Sherift A vers litis raided tlie place and se cured evidence. $1,400 Estate. The eata'e of the late Stanley Ols zewski of l a Salle, who died Oct. 12, was lib d for probate today. Mr. Ols zewski let; real eatatd valued at $1 .400. IHtta widow, Mi's. Anna Olszewski and jliis sons John and Stanley were the j heirs. TEXAN IS ELECTED LEGION COMMANDER New Orleans. Oct. 20. The fourth national convention of the American Legion was adjourned at 2 o'clock this afternoon after election of Alvin M. Owsley, former assistant attorney general of Texas, as new commander. Alvin M. Owsley, newly elected com mander of the American Legion, when barely thirty years old gained distinc tion as a soldier and statesman in the Lone Star slate. He resigned a posi tion as district attorney at the out bre,.L of the war to attend the first officers' tr.iivng camp. He was des ignated a mUJOtl in the thirty-sixth di vision HOLD FUNERAL FOR MISS CORA NEWBERRY The funeral of Miss Cora Irene Newbury was held from her home on Joliet street yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted at the home at 2 m By Rev. Lawlor and burial Was made In 'be Ottawa avenue ceme tery. PLj P .ilbc i'i rs wero Walter Pfau Maul Milan. Joseph Mulholland. Mar tin eSSllers, Frank Brown and Harry .l.i'v. Mr and Mrs. Charles S Reed hare rett rood to their home in Chicago to sp' i d the winter, after remaining for several months at their Ottawa home uii the north bluff.