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FREE TRADE R J 01 J RNA I AND OTTAWA RAIR DEALER OTTAWA FREE TRADER WEATHER. Established 1840. OTTAWA JOURNAL Probably rain tonight -t. akAJMUi .... - Established 1880. VOLUME 6 NO. 299. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1922. 4 O'CLOCK EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS BOOTLEGGER WAR CAUSES DEATR OF 3 IN FIRE REPORT LOCAL BOY DYING IN MILWAUKEE HOSPITAL SON OF CITY CLERK W. W. CURTIS SUFFERING OF I FRACTURED SKULL STRUCK BY BRICK WILLIAM CURTIS JR., ACCORDING TO WORD RECEIVED HERE, NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE FATHER RUSHES TO SON'S BEDSIDE. UlLLt I N. This afternoon word was re ceived from Milwaukee that the injured man's condition was greatly improved and that in a few more days he would be al most entirely recovered. The mes sage waa from City Clerk Curtis. City Clerk W. W. Curtis received a long distance call from Milwaukee at 2 o'clock this morning Informing him that his son. William, who is a stu dent at Marquette University, is in a critical condition in a Milwaukee hos IitaJ, following injuries received at a university homecoming. The nr s sage, which was from Mr. Curtis' other son. Daniel C. Curtis, informed him that the injured youth was struck on the head with a brick. The message further stated that an operation would be perform.il this morning at a Milwaukee, hospital, where William, was taken following the accident. Mr. Curtis left on the 3:4o Hock Island train lor Milwaukee. William Curtin, who is commonly known "BUI'! bv-oll ills Ottawa MS ounlntancos. is a Hhident tr the men 1 cal school at Atanquette University. etory . . . He is oue of the best known voting ","e,umoma Cla,ms Baby;u t: men In the citv " Frank W isennayer, two months old He was a member of the football10" r lir- and wis; tftnm ,rf the OHttnta . 1 ,.,.w,i k Cnu.ver, passed away at his parents attending that institution, served on the athletic teamj tie du Chien College, where' after leaving Ottawa. He also' of Prai-; he went , POLICE HALT BOY'S SIGHT SEEING TOUR Tom McDonough, a 16-y ear-old Chi- cago boy, decided he would make for Mrs. '.Mary Elizabeth McDonald of California and the golden west via the 1 Vermillion township, passed away at rods of the Hock Island railroad, about 6 o'clock this morning. Death Everything went tine for Tom until was due to the infirmities of old age he reached here, when a bad, bold; and a lingering Illness, brakle told him to get. off the train.! The deceased was born in Will Tom did as he was bade and started iamsburg. Ohio, seventy-seven years to wander around the station, when an Ottawa bluecoct picked him up. He told the Ottawa copper where ho was from and where he w as going. But he didn't have his parents' per mission to go as he pleased, so the officer took him to the station and from there to the Detention Home to iind out on whose orders he was trav eling, A telegram to Chicago re vealed the lact this morning that, the lad had run awny from hie home. 216,? Coultle Street, Chicago. The parents esked the police to hold him until they could get here. So Tom's trip to the golden n"' was shortlived and he will be hied back to the Windy City, where he will tintv Brio mtivniiu of t.wontv-stnrv hnllft. ings and not Grand Canyon in tho great west, as he had dreamed of see- i ing. BELATED HONORS FOR OQUAWKA EX-SOLDIERS Monmouth. III., Nov. 17. Sterling F. Morelock of Oqunwka, former private in Company M, Twenty-eighth Infantry, j First Division, has been awarded the congressional medal of honor for brav-, ery under fire in France in tlt, ae- cording to word received by tne young man ana .Major .lames ueretn, com- mander of the First Battalion of the One Hundred and Thirty-third Field Artillery, here. schooITyellXto be heard at tabernacle Tonight la high school night at the i'airfield revival tabernacle. There is no doubt that the building will bo-i creator ana men )ming u u., unable to hold the crowd which will I Thirty-one years ago she was united ga.ther there. The high school people;'" marriage at Streator to V rank Hell- Iiqpa lien t'urv MMph Intprncterl in the l meetings and some have been very faithful in their attendance. A. K. Harper will speak on the sub ject, "The Way to a Happy Ufa" Yells! Songs! Fun begins at 7:30. TUCKER rTOROM INSURANCE MEETING E. B. Tucker has returned home after attending the meeting of the Illi nois Insurance association at Spring field. The meeting was the largest ever held by the association end agents from all over tha state weie present. AL MAIERHOFER. EX ASSESSOR AND J. P, CLAUD BY DEATH PROMINENT DEMOCRAT EXPIRED EARLY THIS MORNING FOLLOW ING STROKE OF PARALYSIS FUNERAL TO BE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Albert Maierhofer, prominent local man, passed away at his home, 409 West Madison street, known as the Burlington nouse, at 1:48 this morn ing. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. Mr. Maierhofer was well known throughout I -a Salle county, being prominent up to a few years ago in I Democratic politics. For the past I liiriy years Mr Maierhofer was a jus tice of the peace, being chosen regu larly every election. I'p to ten yean aw he served us town assessor, hold ing the post for twenty years. Cntil crippled by a paralytic stroke Mr, Maierhofer warn engaged in the, real estate and Insurance business, The deceased, was born in this city May 2.r, LS62, and was the only child of Joseph and Augusta Maierhofer. Mr. .Malt rhoter s lathtr was the own er of the old Maierhofer plow works that, was one of the prominent indus tries here many yearn ago. Surviving he leaves his widow-, Mrs. Margaret Maierhofer, and two sons, Lester A., by a former marriage, and Albert Jr.. by his present wife. The funeral will bo held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Pat rick's church, with Hev. Hackett of- i tloiating. Interment will be made in the family lot in Ottawa Avenue Cein- home, 112:! Walnut street, at 6 o clock , this morning. Death was due to pneu monia. Besides his parents, the child is I survived by a brother, Joseph, and a I sister, Katherine. 1 The funeral will be hrld from St. Francis' church and interment will be mad) in Calvary cemetery. The time i and day have not been arranged for. Mrs. Mary McDonald. ago. Many years ago she came to this county with her husband and engaged In farming. Slncb the death of Mr. McDonald the deceased lived with her son, Charles McDonald. To mourn her death she leaves the,8i""e uu"r', "lH V "l l" one son, Charles; the husband and J,il,1,.,, ll ,-,inr ntunutul her in death. The remains will be Dnae 8 granamotner, Mrs. aimon uu- lanta and wm g0 on to Florida, tour shipped back to Williamsburg Satur- merman, the guests were restricted ing ti,at at)ate. They will return to day morning, where interment will he (made Sunday afternoon in, the family lot there Vera Smith. 1 Vera Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith of 720 Chesnut St. passed away at the home of her par- ents this morning, about 8 o'clock. Death was due to leakage of the heart. I Vera was born in Dixon, HI., 12 years ago. She was a very bright child and bore her illness of the past few months with considerable hu She leaves to mourn her death her parents, a brother, Hugh, and a sis- nnue, piayea tne jjonengnn wooaing ter. Gula, and hosts of friends hero march. and In Dixon, her former home. The ring Nearer came first. He ti, fn,i ukImi ui ho tioia;wore a suit of white m.tfn and car from the home on Chestnut street' tomJITOW afternoon at 1 o'clock and lmvial wi ,be hpId jn thn Qakwood cemetery in Dixon, 111., on Sunday. Mrs. 1 avina NHIman. Mrs. La vina P. Hellman passed away at the Rybnrn hospital at about 9:4.ri last night, after a year's illness. A short, while ago Mrs. Hellman was removed to the hospital from her home, 120fi Chestnut street. Death was attributed the heart trouble. She w-as born Feb. 24, 1866, In Pitts burgh. Pa going from Pittsburgh to mail. She is surv'ved bv the following Children: : Mrs. D. J. Farrell, Mrs. j John J. Murohv. Mrs. L. Lv Cunninr-1 ! ham. and Andrew. Charles Francis and ,!om ph. and by the following brothers j and sisters: Joseph Peiffer of In diana. John and Peter of Ottawa, Mrs. I M. Sacher of Wheeling. fWL Va., and I Mrs. John Doerr of Ottawa. The funeral will be held from the ' home of her daughters, Mrs. D. J. I Farrell. 11 15 Mulberry street, on Sun day. Services will be held in St. Francis" church at 3 o'clock, with Father Miller in charge. Interment will be made in the family lot in Cal vary cemetery. It's This r WELL JOHH, fiB MIGHT AS v7u Go HOAie . 1 ow7 Go UNliu Trau COMES RUTH GLADFELTER PRETTY CEREMONY POPULAR YOUNG LADY WEDS ALBERT L. LA VAQUE OF CHI CAGO, ON ANNIVERSARY OF PARENTS' MARRIAGE. Marked by unusual beauty, and amid a setting of lavender chrysan themums and green ferns, the wed ding of Miss Ruth Marion Gladfolter and Albert Laurence La Vaque, oc curred at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gladfolter, 903 Ottawa avenue. The nuptial was extremely impressive because thirty-six years ago todav, on Nov. 17, 18S6, at the eie un,lea n , u -Il aCCOUIll. Ol Ul IIU1BBB Ol Llio tu reuvo aim "inmate menus or tne young coupie. 1,10 vtn"iK service was reau oy William Whitsitt, pastor of tho Congregational church. Mlss Helen Jane Jobst, a life long friends of the bride, acted as maid of oi, ana u. . nayes, 01 1 nicago, an intimate friend of groom, was best man- Master William Maierhofer, nepnew or tne 'Dricie, atui tne two year JJ son 01 mr. aim airs, iesusi auuer- hofer, served as ring bearer. as tne lorinai party entered tne nv- inc room and took their nlaee. Mrs. Lester Maierhofer, a sister of the rieu a gold basket rilled with t'oium- J A r m A BRIDE TODAY AT bia roses. In the center of the basket The groom is tho son of Mr. and was the wedding ring. Miss Jobst Mrs. A. A. La Vaque of Atlanta, Ga next entered. She wore a gown of former residents of Chicago. He jade green trimmed in jet, and car- graduated from the Englewood high ried an arm Ibouiquet of Columbia school in 1915, after which he at roses. tended the University hf Chicago. The bride entered on the arm of Soon after the United State entered her father, who gave her in marriage, the world war he enlisted in the army She was beautifully attired in a gown and was assigned to the 122 Field At of white crepe satin, trimmed in rose tillery of the 33rd Division. He was point lace, which was on her mother's Jn service In France for twelve wedding gown. Her long tulle veil months. He has since receivine his wtas held in place by strings of pearls, bhe carried a large shower boaquet of bride's roses and sweet peas, and a point lace handkerchief, which is an heirloom in her mother's family and has been carried by all the brldes of the family for several gen- erations. The groom land his best man enter- ed from tne rear of the house, and met tne Drine in uie living room. Following the service, and after Mr. and Mrs. LaVaque received the congratulations and well wishes of the guests, a five course buffet wed ding dinner was served in the din- ing room. The taible in the center of the room, was decorated with the large wedding cake, streamers of ami- lax and four candles in silver candle sticks. The rest of the room was decorated with baskets of lavender, Waiting Around That Gets Tiresome ox Makes Hole in One The distinction ' of being the first man ip Ottawa, to make a hole in one' at tike' Wnt Side golf links belongs to' - Oliver Cook, sales maaagecs 0? the Bellrose af filiated sand tompaniea in (his city. Yesterday while playing in a foursome, at the links west of town Mr. Cook planted a perfect shot from the tee into the cup at No. 3.. The shot was witnessed by a squad of players gathered about the No. I and No. 3 tees and leaves Cook with no doubt of sufficient proof of his attainment. As a result of the feat Mr. Cook is eligible to membership in the National Hole in One club, and will be rewarded with many gifts awarded by concerns that sub stantially remember golfers with the hole in one achievement to their credit. A dozen balls, an iron and some other things are advertised as "gifts' for the hole in one mem bers. chrysanthemums and ferns. Mr. and Mrs. La Vaque left on an afternoon train for the south. They will visit the groom's parents In At- Chicago about tho tirst ot tue year and will niako their future home in Englewood. Mrg La Vaque's going away gown -was 0f navy pioret twill. With this 8ne wore a dark blue fur trimmed wrap all(1 a smun i)tat;k hat and black vei The bride was born and raised in Ottawa and has been very popular in the younger social set. Since the an nouncement of her engagement many! parties have been given in her honor. she jg the youngest Aiughter of Mr qi to v. v. cimifuttor Aft ,i After flnJ lfthlng the ' Ottawa township high school in 1917, she attended Sweet Brier college in Virginia, after which Bne entered the University 0f Wis-: ,.i n,i tr a ,, there. honorable discharge from the army been connected with the National Lead Co., of Chicago. He has visited in Ottawa many times and is well known here. The out of town guests who at- tended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs 3. T. Morris, of Cedar Rapids, la ; Dr. and Mrs. S. C. Wood, of La 9al?e; MB. and Mra. rfCimrtiinglmin, ot Grind Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Flor ence Slayton. Mr. and Mrs. McCon nell. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Lange, R. R McLeod, J. A. 'McLeod. Miss Lo retta O'PilSl. William Gamble, R. E. Anderson, W. E. Hayne. C. E. Haves and Mr. and Mrs. Royce G. Howe, all of Chicago, 1 Marriaae Licnn Prank Miareis. f.odA IPnfnti Si: Fern Remy, Cedar Point. IS. OQE-WAR PWCB NORMALCY EXPRESS LcxJ to 71 PRIDE TRIAL IS CONTINUED DUE TO ATTORNEY'S ILLNESS A. E. BUTTERS ASKS DELAY OF WEST OTTAWANS HEARING FOR ALLEGED KNIFING OF STORE MANAGER. The trial of John McBride, resi dent of North Ottawa, who is charg ed with assault with a deadly weapon, following his alleged attack 011 John Woener, former manager of the Consumers Grocery here, will not go on trial next week. This morning sion was held in the Mendota Elks Attorney A. E. Butters appeared in home, and was opened with a delici eourt and secured a continuance of otra banquet which was served by the case, on account of illness. Mr. the ladies of the Mendota Presbyter Butters stated that he was unable to Jan church. prosecute the case at this time. The Marigold trio, an organization He also secured a continuance in 0f three men musicians from Chica the case of Tom Onarda, who is g0, furnished music throughout the charged with having attacked thir- evening. teen year old Kiizaueth Uarliut. OCTOBER WEDDING OF WELL KNOWN COUPLE JUST MADE PUBLIC 1 First National Bank of Naperville, Mrs. Bottino saved her baby Jo News has leaked out of the marriage gave a very interesting talk on sephine from serious injury when she of Mrs. Jessie Wilson Ruff, a well "Public Education of Banks." The rushed to a window and dropped the known Ottawa resident and Otto F. address of tho evening was delivered child into the arms of a fireman. Johnson, a prominent former Strea- by Br Walter Llchtensteln of Oh lea- Despite his burns Mr. Verdoni was torite. The nuptial uniting the couple go, executive secretary of the First placed under arrest at the hospital occurred at 7 o'clock on the night of National Bank and First Trust and today. Police said they believed the Tuesday, October 24, in Morris. Rev. Savings Co., of Chicago. Dr. Lichten- grocery he conducted was only a Wright, pastor of the Morris Metho- dist church officiated I at the wedding, """" - " " Parsonage. Af(er mf ceremony, Mr. and Mr Johnson returned to Ottawa tntorming on v their nearest relatives of the wed ding. They intended keeping it a secret unti a successor could be found to take the bride's position as book keeper at the Praefcko Plumbing Shop. Yesterday, however, tho news of the nuptial became public just two days before Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were preparing to make the annuonce 111 ent. The bride's home is at the corner of Main and Clinton sts. She has lived In Ottawa practically all of her life, and has a very wide Circle of friends here. The groom is a wealthy former resi dent of Streator. He retired from ac tive business a year ago, and has since been living in Ottawa. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will go to housekeeping in December, as soon as a new bungalow on West Lafayette -t is completed and ready for their occupancy. MYSTIC SHRINERS AT PEORIA GATHERING A number of Ottawa Shriners went to I'eoria today to attend a ceremon- ial at Mohammed Shrine tonigtit. Among those who Weal down w ,-,.re Charles Grover. Walter Lindermann. Vernon K. Bellrose, Louis Shngley BOMB IS BLAMED FOR DESTRUCTION OF TWO BUILDINGS Chicago, Nov. 1 7. Police today worked on the theory that a bomb caused last night's ex plosion and fire in a moonshine distillery resulting in the death of three per- Pl CDl CCMI1C fl II T sons and the inJury of at ULLlm OLllUO U U I least nine others. The NOTICES EOR BASIC LAW BALLOT DEC. 12 THOMAS A. CALL FOR CIDE FATE FERGUSON ISSUES ELECTION TO DE OF ILLINOIS' PRO POSED NEW CONSTITUTION. County Clerk Thomas A. Ferguson yesterday mailed out notices of elec for the proposed new constitution, which will he held Dec. 12. Each of the seventy-five La Salle county pre cinct polling places, will be open and readiness to receive the votes. While the balloting will in all like lihood! not be as heavy as the Xov. 7 election, a verv heavv vni is ev pected out. The polls will open at o clock in the morning, and will I close at 5 in the afternoon. Full quotas of election Judges and clerks will be on hand in each of the seventy-five La Sf llo county precinct poll ing places. County Clerk Ferguson on Wednes day received- a number of copies of me proposed constitution, with mar- ginal notes showing the di tier.. -noes between the new and the old constM to;he se('ontJ "Mir tuti0n j Firemen reached the scene In a These copies were sent out bv Hen-! ,,nv minutes, but hesitated to throw ry I, Green, chairman of the commit- ftr"'f t water into the t,a nn HimUM, mmA hAtummM building, which burned Uke a fur- the constitution convention. Anyone wishing one of these books j can either secure it from the office ot the county clerk, or by writing to Mr. Green at Urbana. Endorsed By Co. Bankers. Bankers of La Salle county in their federation convention In Mendota last night, passed a resolution en - ,i,lrui ,.,,,1 ,i,.vio. n,., norsing and approving ot the propos ed new constitution of Illinois. The action was taken following a talk ex plaining the new constitution, which was delivered by Attorney Clarence Grtgga of Ottawa. One hundred and fifty bankers and niployes ol banking houses were 111 attendance at the meeting The see- At the opening of the business ses- sion, which was held following the dinner, Wayne Hummer of La. Salle, presented a new constitution for the La Salle Federation of Bankers, which was unaminously adopted. William Givler, cashier of the -'fin sr-oke on the "Present Business Situation." BOY 4 SHOT OVER GAME OF MARBLES Chicago. Nov. 17, Andrew Itagona, 4 years old, was in a critical condi tion today with a bullet in his neck as a result of a quarrel with playmates over a game of marbles on Wednes day. I Frank Corrigan, who acted as After one of them had shot him manager of the local Western Union with a revolver two of Andrew's ofhVa for several years, has been chums stuck court plaster over tho made manager of the Western Union wound and took him home, telling his office in Aurora. The Aurora office mother another boy had hit hiin with is a very large and important one. a brick. land the appointment came as a big. The injured boy is unable to talk and well earned, promotion for Mr. and it was not until vesterda;. that the Corrigan. After leaving Ottawa last nature of the wound was learned and year, Mr Corrigan served in a travel ing bullet located by an X-ray. ling capacity for the company, keep FORMER AMBASSADOR SHARP PASSES AWAY Klvria Ohio Wiv 17 William ' oraves Sharp. 61, former ambassador to France, died at his home here short ly before noon today. Mr. Sharp had been ill for several davs All of the five Sharp children were summoned ers certificates, took the teachers ex to his l edside late yesterday when his animation under the direction of condition hocamo erious. Mr. Sharp County Superintendent of Schools was American ambassador to France V. R. Foster today. The tests will for five years, serving in Paris during not be concluded until tomorrow the world war. He resigned his pot about a year after the armistice was signed. : explosion occurred in a mixed foreign part of the city, a melting pot for eleven different nationalities. Tivo building were wrecked. I In the ruins of one building, which 'was swept by flames police and fire men found the wreckage of two ' Kti I Vs j The original report of the I firemen was that one of the stills had exploded. Later Investigated develop- ed the bomb theory. It was learned ithat former occupants of the build ing had been slain by the bombs and that threats had been made against the lives of families who lived in tne structure. Find Remnants of Distillery. The ground floor of the building In which tho distillery was occupied by a grocery store and tho living cjuji in ters of the men who owned it, Joseph H. Verdonl and his family. Mr. Verdoni is in a hospital suffer ing from sever burns. His wife, Paul ina, 86, and her 15 months old ba'oy were burned to death. Firemen found the bodies with the child clasped in its mother's arms. Steve Bottino, 11, one of the fllx cllilclrt'n of Joseph Bottino, who Lived. on the second floor, died in a hospit al. Immediately after the explosLon flames enveloped the building, trap ping the occupants whose screams were heard for blocks. Fumes from the stills fed the fury of the flames. The floor of the gro cery fell In with the explosion prr- muting .tne nre to jump immediately nace. for tear ot runner endangering the trapped occupants. Heroic Rescues Reported. Donning a gas mask and ordering none but. his chauffeur, Charles Pratt, to follow, Frank Brabant, battalion ch f ' 1 . lnB W,T' Pratt V , , f , , : Bremen, fearfu lor the chief on the point: ot disobeying his flames were on the point ot dlsoDeying his orders after a few minutes had passed with out his reappearance, and were about to attempt entering the building. Suddenly Braban burst through to the outside, a child under each arm. He turned hack and soon brought out another injured child. Pratt rescued several others, No attempt was made to save the building while the rescue work was going on. Lives only were consider ed and an adjoining building was soon in flames. Although they believed all the oc cupants had been accounted for early today police and firemen searched in the ruins for other bodies, The Dead, Besides Mr. Verdoni, the injured are Constance Verdoni, 6; Joseph Bottino, 4F; his wife, Justlna, 42, and their children. Louis, 4; Josephine, 'i; John, 10; Anthony, 9, and Mary, 7. blind for the illegal distillery in the basement. One of the. stills was a huge affair which reached to the celling. Police kept a close watch over Verdoni in the hospital In the hope that some members of the moon shine ring to which ha belongs would visit him. F. CORRIGAN TO BOSS AURORA W. U. OFFICE ing his home in this city. Last Week Mr. and Mrs. Corriean and their baby son, Edward, moved to Aurora to make their future home. 71 TAKE TESTS FOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATES beventy-one applicants for teach- night. The writers are taking inc e- j animations to secure ail grants ys Steai. hers' certificates.