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AND OTTAWA PAIR DEALER 5. OTTAWA FREE TRADER WEATHER. Established 1840. OTTAWA JOURNAt Established 1880. Unsettled tonight and Wednesday; probably rain ""ni; cooler tomorrowy VOLUME (5-NO. 284 OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY OCTOBEB 31, 4 O'CLOCK EDITION, PltlCE TWO CENTS . P. FLIER HITS CIRCUS TRAIN; 4 GOVERNOR ALLEN WAGES WAR ON KU KLUX KLAN KAS. EXECUTIVE SAYS KLUXERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF SELVES RAPS AT BiGOTRY TELLS GREAT BEND AUDIENCE THAT INTOLERANCE 13 NOT A PART OF AMERICAN CREED, POLITICALLY OR ANY OTHER WAY. Groat HmJ, annas, Get pistol Kiiot could poduoa i! 4-ivu war in Kansas similar to that lu Ireland, gpcording to Go?, Haury J. Allen, who continued his attacks on the Klu Klux Klan bora yes tar day. His speech was a pui t Of a sari as of political addresses w making in o pre-election tour of the state but tli.' latter portion ot it was d voted to a tcattalni denunciation of iei Kious bigotry and community hatred. The governor denounced certain type of catholics and members of the Klan in the same branch, telling them they should both be ashamed of themselves. "You are both to blame." he as- sorted, ".ou catholics who go out the west sido sand companies on con and say I don't vote, for a man who structioti work and has been living at is net a catholic. I am going to put the Burlington house for the past few my political activity behind my weeks. Fields is an employe of the religion. You ought to be ashamed Mid West Kngi neerlng company on of yourselves and you men Who join the North Ottawa paving job. this klan and say: 'Here is an order Fields was arrested in the down that exists for the protection of town diFtrtct at about 8 o'clock last white supremacy and to save us night 'by Captain of Police .lames from the catholic church.' You ought Fox. He was taken to the rntintv tail io we asiiumeu, nonesiiy, you OUgul to be ashamed." Pointing out that he was not con domning the klan fr.nu anv personal beliefs or prejudices, the executive said: "I am not against your organise tion because you don't like the catholic church. I am not a catholic, i am a methodtst and a 82nd degree mason and knight (mtdar I belong to everything except the knights of ColUtnbUS and the Ku Klux Klan and I wouldn't join either of them." To Oust Klan From State. Topeka, Kns.. Oct. :'1.--The attor- ney general's department is gather- ing evidence with great rare with a view to carrying out the plan an- i to prohibit lits of the Ku nounced by Gov. Allen the organizing of units of the Ku Mux Man in Kansas. Attorney den eral Hopkins said today, legal procedure may h uny, the attorney goner,- Just what started, if would not state. Following his denunciation of the klan In addresses at Winfleld, Coffey- ville. and other smith an stcuti Kansas towns. Gov. Allen todav carried his campaign against the klan and In be- half of the Republican ticket to Great lletirt, Elllnwood. and Lyons. The governor declared that if It is legally possible he will drive the klan organization from Kansas ! At the winfleld and CoffeyVille meetings when the governor began denouncing the klan as If by signal a large dele gation of men arose and left the hall, declaring themselves to be klan sym pathizers. KIWANIS ENTERTAINS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS OF DETENTION HOMF A very appetizing halloween ban-it quet was served last evening to th" Ottawa Klwanis club. The Kiwauiatfl were attended by their wives and sweethearts while Mrs. Carey Poster and the children of the Detention Home were th' guests of the occa- sion. The dining room was decorated with yellow pumpkins, witches and blae cats. An entertaining program of special interest to the children was artanged by the committee. Mrs. Dorothy Fisher sang two number.; which delighted both the children and the adults. Miss Mary Roberts play ed a piano solo and held the rapt at tention of the boys and girls with two of John Martin's stories which she told with unusual ability. Rev. G. C. cll.a wot iwo sour., wivu KUibii aldebte.ines to the Cnited States conipaniment, which brought smiles to waa Aid ,. . , whj,' ,, : the ch. clreiis ta.'c.s Mrs. Foster re- that suggestions hv numerous Individ sponded to a toast, telling of the work h.t tll ,iin .k.M i... ..i,......,i of the Detention Home , of the chll dren's need of recreation and whole some entertainment, and Informed her hearers that the home is always open to visitors. At the close of the program two halloween goblins appeared and dis tributed toy balloons, false faces, whistles, popcorn balls and other an proprlate halloween gifts among the iiui, eutnsia. rti ine i line in nit- yur I gram the children were Liken hem in a large automobile bus. while ever-: Kiwanian retired Lu the best of spirits i E ALLEGES MAN CAM INTO HER ROOM FOR CRIMINAL ATTACK MARRIED WOMAN CLAIMS AS SAILANT ATTEMPTED ASSAULT BEFORE SHE BEAT HIM OFF AND DROVE HIM FROM ROOM. Wesley FioldH. of Mnlino, employ ed oil the North Ottawa pavement, is a prisoner in the county Jjil today, awaiting hearing this afternoon on n charge preferred by Mrs. Bffla Qalvln In a warrant issued late yesterday afternoon alleging 'Fields assaulted her and attempted rape. The attempted assault, according to the police, took place In Mrs. Calvin's bedron In the iturlingtnu house on West Madison street. She told the police that the man entered her room about 4 o'clock and attempted n crim ing assault. Mrs. (ialvin said she fought fiercely with Fields and finally baaed blot off by throwing shoes and other articles at him, After she had driven him away, she says she located her husband and In Ills company went to Judge KoeUtg and had the warrant issued for Fields. Mr. (Ialvin is employed at one of to await trial which is set for this afternoon in the court of Judge Koenig. TRIP AROUND WORLD IS HALTED HERE Ralph Williamson a Peoria lad de- Claea to do like the Heroes of Horatio Alger's novel, and leave his horn to K(''' ""' world and make his pile. Early yesterday morning he em harked on his journey via the box car ro,lt0 Over the Hock sand railroad, traveled eighty miles on his big 'eaciinu', uere nisi evening m til' '' PWtJ On a local freight. Rut 'ne wires had preceded him and local authorities had been asked to appre- '"iiiioiities nan Deen asKea to appro head him by his parents. So when be stepped from the freight to view this fair city be was greeted by an officer who was this city's reception com mittee. He was escorted to the hoose gow to spend the night and this morn ing his irate father arrived. But his father soon forgave his son and the Pnlr . departed tor their borne in 1 ''"rla- Klllnh '"' ne nas seen enough of ,he worl VK1 t,1(' rods and his '"'xt ' "Cttrtlon will be made in the shelter 01 ,h( Darior car cushions. WEDRON MAN IS GIVEN BACK HIS AUTO The stripped down Buick car with a truck license which was found In the rear of the Daniolson garage after a mysterious man had attempted to rape Mrs. Noll Aldrich was return- ed to its owner Vernon Davis of Wed- ron this morning. Davis said he had driven the car in the alley where he intended to park until he went home. He went to the 'how first, and after the show he went the Moose hall where he stayed for a considerable lensth Of time be- f"'e deciding to go home. When he started for his machine he found it 'e and went over to the police station to notify the police but &ey refused to release the car until 'hey had looked into the other matter night s happenings in the alley. HARDING SEEKS HELP ON FOREIGN DEBTS Washington. Oct. HI . President Harding is willing to award a prize for a-y practical, concrete suggestion for the collection of the foreign la were regarded bv the Preddent as In- ' teresting. but that he found unani nious disinclination to make concrete i nroporals as to how the collection i is to be accomplished. j Mr. Harding was reported as feel ing that be could sugcest no way at present to enforce collection excent by going to war. which he said, he ha(, no nt(mtlot, of d,,jn)T M.irriage L, censes Andrew Quttlla Streator Ma Cattagna, ogieaby, i'tj. Mrs. I THE J 1 , mt.lToCH fiSMuil J i I- .. : Cti LONGER TrWl 051 JjL , NYoM ELSE mMr (m.coe, ft rfllUv'y j? FATHER IN COURT TO WAGE FIGHT FOR HIS TWO CHILDREN CHARLES n. nana i fiQTAuT . I ' " MER PRINCIPAL IN SUIT TO GAIN CUSTODY OF DAUGHTERS. NOW WITH GRANDMOTHER Battling for the possession of two Uttl8 -lrlg a hahv , " ., m tne 81!i'er at r was arraigned ind the mother of nts (lead wife, in the Circuit Court to day. The father, Charles J. Caus, a Lostant farmer, filed a petition several ; days ago, asking that the divorce de-S cree granted Mrs. Eleanor Oatta In 1918, be modified so that he might obtain possession of his two children. By the terms of the decree, the little girls, Gwendolyn and Dorothy Cans, were given into the custody of tin lr mint, Mrs. Brittiana Jacobs, and her husband. M. C. Jacobs. Since the divorce was granted, Mr. Jacobs, and his wife has remarried, and is now Mrs. Arbuckle. She placed the little girls, with her mother, Mrs. Mary Williams in Ladd, and has since been looking after them, according to her statements. Mr. Gaus, claims that the children wera not getting what he considered was the proper care, Mrs. Eleanor Cans the mother of 'he children died in If 21, Their father remarried in 1921. At the hearing toda.-. Mrs, Arbuckle was represented hv Attomev H. M. Kelly, and the father was represented 8 hiw firm of Buhers & Clark, The father was tie first witness oalted to the Stand, He stated that ,u" was allo to give the little gtrlt better care than they were receiving from their grandmother, About ten other witnesses were called, Including Mrs. Arbuckle. At Hit' close of th,. evidence Judge Bldrodge announced that he would motuty me divorce decree ami grant ine latlier dren. the custody of the chll Mrs. Arbuckle then took an appeal to the Appellate Court, which, the court informed her, would be grant, d upon the tiling of $2()i, bonds. In the meantime she will retain charge of the little girls. Mrs. Arbuckle wept loudlv tottowlng the decision of the court. ROAD COSTS SHOW SLIGHT REDUCTION Springfield, III., Ort. II, Bats en more than 100 miles of new pav ng and thirty-two mile of grading opened to day by the state highway division in dicate a e t for paving ftfentglng :h t $22. n : mile wiMiout c-men' Sum rivt ndent Sheets cf the hghw.-.v department announced. When the e ment is Bgured in the post rfll mm.,, $2s .Klu b mil . which is abojt the price mini Is has been paying for her new pav..u'. the last vgar. CLUB IS NOW COMPLETE MAYOR WEEKS CALLS ON CITIZENS TO AID SALVA TION AR.vlY DRIVE. A PROCLAMATION. To the Citizens of Ottawa: An iffort is being made this week to raise by solicitation the sum of two thousand dollars for the local branch of the Salvation Army. I realize that the people of Ot tawa have been asked to give to many projects and causes in the part, and doubtless in excess of what they should, yet to this present appeal I would urge them to give again. The Solvation Army needs no praise from me. Every citizen knows the merit of their work among the poor of this city, their untiring effort to do the best that they can with the little that they have. Their work in the world war alone entitles them to our respect and help. If two thousand dollars is raised bv the present drive it will en able the army to erect a build ing for their uses on a lot they have purchased on La Salle street. This build, rig will cost about ten thousand dollars, and will be an achorage for the local organization and a credit to the city. These people are deserving, and the money we may give them will be used in Ottawa by an or ganization in which we have faith and in a way that is worthy, and of which no one will complain. GEORGE V. B. WEEKS. Mayor. U. S. DECLINES B ! 0 IR NEAR EAST PEACE REFUSES STATE DEPARTMENT OFFERS TO TAKE PART IN LAU SANNE MEETING NEXT MONTH. Washington, Oct. 31. A formal re ply declining the allied invitation for American participation in the near east peace conference to be hold next month at Lausanne, Switzerland, was forwarded (today frrnn the state de partment through the British, French and Italian embassies here. Like the formal invitation, the American reply was brief, informing thl three Kuropean governments that lh- aititud.' of the Cnitfd States and ti i ci.i lor .--ending onlv Am-ri- can i-1 erver.i to i.auzanne already hi d h " :: ret forth In instructions for warded bet week to the American el lb London. Paris and Rome, Pins in Abundance. ere apprexlimiteiy 10,000,000.- ..,!..- . Tl rtno vi """" 'nip count n everv ftui, ui uouut lu" piu per paraeu. TO CONFERENCE Ft ISSL JOHN FEEHAN A R E WED IN ! POPULAR RED CROSS WORKER AND PROMINENT YOUNG INSUR ANCE BROKER STEAL MARCH ON FRIENDS Miss Effie Lambert, home service secretary of the American Red Cross, and John V. Feehan, prominent Ot tawa Insurance man, were united in marriage in Chicago today. While their many friends have known that the cermony was to ocourr either late in October or early in November, the well known young couple suc ceeded in stealing a march on tehir friends, and getting away without the customary send off. they feared might he accord ed hem. the couple left Ottawa on an twrly tram, With the avowed attention of having wedding cermonies performed by both a Catholic priest and a Baptist minister. Messages were received later in the day stating that the nuptial had occurred, but these did not state the name of the officiating clergy men. Mr. Keehan and his bride left Chi cago today for Detroit Mich., where they will spend their honeymoon. They will return to Ottawa to make their future home, and will be at home to their friends after November lb, in a handsomely furnished apart ment at 616 Clinton St. u,.ti, i.;.i -,.. o .,,,, i,,,- niHii- tiiiii feiui.ili little a- great many friends in Ottawa, ami are very popular among the young people of the city. She is the young est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. V. Lambert, 48 Bast Main St. She moved to ut.tawa witn ner lamiiy two and a half years afu from Toutca. She was educated in the Tonica Township High School and in Western College in BloomingUin. After moving to Ottawa she entered Brown's Uusiness College. In Sept.. 1921 she entered the Red Cross ser vice, as an assistant to Miss Susanne Swift, the secretary. At the resigna tion of Miss Swift a few weeks later, she became the home service secre tary. The groom is the son of Mrs. Kath erine Feehan. :Uu Poplar St. He was born and raised in Ottawa. During the world war he served itr the C. S. Army Aiter receiving his honorable discharge from the army lie opened offices in the Ottawa Hanking & Trust Co., building where bis business is now located. He is one of the best known young business men in the city, and very active in the ings if the American Loginn. wo r k - Cabinet Takes Oath of Office. e iwb 'et. .tl.- The members of the new Italian cabinet headed by Dr. j BefUtO Mussolini, the fascist chieftain.' took th'dr oa'hs of office before K'tig victor Rmmanaei at 7:15 o'clock last night and assumed office immediately -ays ;,n e( hange telograph dispatch itraai Rome. M AMBERT AND CHICAGO DEAD, 3 HURT RESCUERS CHOP VICTIMS FROM SLEEPING CARS New Orleans, La., Oct. 31. Three dead, four seriously injured and two slightly hurt was the toll taken in the rear end railroad wreck early today when the fast (BUT NOT TO EACH OTHER) PAIR ARE CAUGHT HERE MAN AND WOMAN, BOTH LEAV ING MATES AND THREE CHIL- DREN BEHIND, WORK AS MAID AND FARM HAND MAN AND WIFE. -POSE AS j Alleged to have run away, woman from her husband and man from his wife, deserting the th'' six Mrs. children. Benjamin Jenkins ami Mary I'owell, both of Chestnut, were joaceu miner umcsi loo.iy in oneriii . s. Ayeri and Deputy Sheriff '. rank Frailer, on a request Horn the sheriff ,U UincolB, id. in,' husband oi the ., , ., ,, ,, ,,. .,, MARRIED ?an Charles Powell, of Chesnut, r,,n Murphy. Mrs. VluRh Jones, Char med La Balle county tost night t , , !tl:,, K,.e(1 MiUor. They wm v lllllt 11 1 1 1 11 1 I reac . it in tne search tor the pair, and was on hand this morning when the uHtelW Iook them in custody. He stated if his wife desired to re- Ltiin home to him he would forg ve her lor the sake of their three cull- dren. It won t do you any good com- ing up hi re alter me Mrs. Powell Is alleged to have toformed mm I will never go hack with you. The tWO were taken in charge on one of the Hodgson Brothers farm" m South Ottawa, where Jenkins was working as a corn busker, and Mrs. Powell as a house maid. They had been going under the name of Mr. auu .irs. m w. imujj, auu uuiiiim they were married. Jenkins is wanted m Lincoln on a larceny charge, according Uj infor mation received here by Sheriff Ayers. Several others are mixed up In the charge with him. He is married und is the father of three children between the ages of C and 12 years. Mr. and Mrs. Howell are the parents of three children, norad 7 ci and 1 1 Powell stated today that on the day of October Hi, he returned to work after eating Ins dinner, and his wife sent the three children to school " about 1 o'clock. At 1:16 he said she Jumped in Jenkins Kurd car and rode off. and did not return. Sheriff Ayers was asked to search for the couple on Saturday. It was i then believed by the Logan county authorities that they were near La Salle. Sheriff Ayers starting comb ing the county for them, he received Informatlojn Last night that led ll'm to believe they were near Grand Rhino He started a search of that community, While there he en countered Powell, who had reason to belieVe his wife was in that vicinity, und had journeyed there to look for her. This morning the sheriff did some further Investigating, and secured evidence which led him to believe the ouplc were working on the Hodgson niece. When he arrived there Mrs. Powell was ironing and Jenkins was i n oaaing com he had husked ,.l.,. Mt'l II, III, '(I ,111.11 M ill . v. ev Powell Is back of this, the woman is alleged to have said. She was said to be an excellent ',eiisc maid, ned Jenkins an unusually fast cevrn busker. DEATH CLAIMS MRS. MATIE BIGFORD. 78 Mrs. Mattie Blgford passed away at 1:30 yenterday afternoon at Riyburn hoopitel. Death was due to pne'i mOTlla, frcjn which bho hi d been suf fering for three days. Ye-iterday it was decided to remove her from th Burlington hotel on Madi son street, v.he-e she havl been residing, to the hospital Mrs. Iligford was 78 year:-, old and became ill Frirfav morning. On Sat urday her condition Improved, but Sunday raw a. clttULga for the worse. A physician was called ami he or dered her taken to the hospital. The decascd wan born in Wed TOO III., and resided in tb-S county all h r life. MO near rclativeV Mirvhe. us far as is known. Funeral arrangements have been made as yet. net "Sugar." Prom P.riidfonl he went to ichbnrg and Botlver and there fortune root la- tiei' t" jtuffv'e. pour Hs gfdol streum iiU" hi. -I'lU-ad eM Star. Sunset express, New-Orleans-San Francisco, Southern Pacific pssenger train, tore into the Wortham Carnival company's special tram, enoutc from here to -New I iclla. l.a. The dead: Homer V. Jones. Will 0. Jones, brothers; and It. L Aletcalf, all cir cus men. The conductor und bruke inen were reported missing. The In Jured were also members of the cir cus. Those on the 'passenger train were uninjured. The wreck occur red near Adeline. La. Uoth train were proceeding westward on nor- """ "r ""' tl,!" ls double track- ed. The locomotive plowed thru two of the sleepers on the tear end of the circus train before if. stopped, and. e ordlng to stories told by the in jured, the circus performers, who vere alalesa. wen, nnrlari fnni tin.ir berths AS the Plillmo n' liur.it - - - -- - ... - ..- . , uu, -' I rom the terrific Impact. Passengers on the Sunset evpress n ti c c . in cho rie open the) 1 1 ll 1 Itnfl Tl 's ulli.ro firrnu f,,IL. Mi .. , ,, i :g e 't for rescue as II w re believuil ,,., , , , ... Avon' those lniured were Miss recover, physicians said. According to the survivors in the Patterson sanitarium the circus train w, lir,,,,,,nil I n ir I , i , , , 1 v i I , , ,- , when reuchoU Alh)line it wa8 onJer. ,,, (o aUow freight train going east t() The bnkema ,j hte ,ls red Barei aad Weat hll,k , tht (.jn,ls train Whm (hp SMMSi,t expreM pulle(, jn behind the engil r saw the flares ,,, Btoppd hjs (,.ljn mM m down and then proceeded. He did not Bee , and Jgnta of the clrell3 untll almost 00 top of It. it is claimed. as his eyes wore blinded by the BearchHgbJ of the locomotive puliing tiu, freight train, GREAT DAY IS THIS! TOWN SHY OF LABOR FOR ITS MANY JOBS Public Improvement work in Ottawa is facing a labor shortage crisis, ac cording to information obtained today. Yesterday afternoon it was necessary '" tek off the BecOnd grading garg on North Ottawa pavement and turn the men on the "subgrade gang" t onto tic "main grade" work. Enough additional graders are need- d to lill out a complet gang of main and sub grade re, it was stated today. Work on the pavement is progrees i ? nic !y in suite of the labor short e The curb and gutters are being laid ( ;i Poi t street. On Clinton street he concrete foundation is being laid. and on Corimbus street grading is brin'-' done. Brick is being laid on Joliet stre-'t POLICE TO BREAK UP ALL ROWDY GANGS The Terrors of Halloween will not start until tonight this year. Last night, very little destruction was wrought by the kids. Only one complaint of any expen sive destruction was made to the po lice, that being made by a man who declared this morning that somebody had carried away his fence during the night He declared in an angry voice that it will cost him $160 to replace the fence. The complaint of the man was the only complaint of any destruction wrought by the kids in their annum frolic. Of course even the night before the big night saw many outbuildings lay ing on their wrong end this morning and many men going to work found they had no gate to open. Porch steps, swings, flower pots and many other things were moved out by the "goblins" last night. Hut not near as much as expected by the police was on hand and it is evident that the boys must be re forming. The vigilance of the coppers keeps the big gangs dispersed and they have not enough of help to per form any feature stunts. GASOLINE DROPS CENT PER GALLON Gasoline prices, which dropped 2 cents a gallon two weeks ago. took :i neither 1-eent tumble yesterday, ef fective today, it was announced last night by the Standard Oil Company ,-,r t"d'-mn. The new rate effective throughout the Chicago district. Is 18 . ,t i e lion for tank wagon deliver ies and SO cents a gallon at service stations. No explanation of the cut was made. Independent companies toMowing their usual custom, are ex ' petted to make a similar rcductiou.