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FREE TR ADER J OITRNAI AND OTTAWA FAIR DEALER 7 OTTAWA FREI TRADER II established 1840 l OTTAWA JOURNAi WEATHER. Unrettled tonight and 6unday, probably rain. 1 1 Colder Sunday P. M. II - S VOL. SEVEN. NO. 40. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922. 3 O'CLOCK EDITION. PRICE TWO CENTS WILSON'S AID INDICTED FOR WAR IS FRAUD ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME WILL GREET NEW YEAR OTTAWA TO BE AT ALERT FOR ARRIVAL OF MR. 1923 SAFE-SANE JAN. 1ST WATCH PARTIES WILL BE CELE BRATION FEATURES TO COM MEMORATE 1922S BECOMING PART OF HISTORY. NO RAISING LIO TO ALLOWED. BE There will be no tilting of the I'd in La Salle county over the New Lear's Sheriff E. J. Welter announced today. Since the sher iff started making raid6 soon after he took over the oath of office, resi dent of the county have been won derlno If he would become lax around New Years holidays, and give them an opportunity tc cele brate a little. Today when the sheriff wai inter viewed on the subject he intimated that no lid tilting whatever would bt allowed, on New Year's, and that the lid, wVch he clamped on tight several weeks ago, would stay put down. People who cheat a little on the prohibition laws at their New Year's celebration will have to be sure that they are out of range of Sheriff Welter's watchful eyes. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Old IMfl will noon b' gone, and In tU place, a bright and young year, 1923 will be ushered in. On th' whole IfSJ has been a pretty good old year, and many will wish that the next will serve them as Well, ' Today ends the last, work-a-day of the year, the closing d:iy of 1022 fal ling on Sunday. Business in Ottawa will cense tonight, and will remain, at a standstill until Tuesday morning, in accordance with the New Year can ton established long, long ago. Resolutions in great numbers will be made tomorrow, only to he broken ; next v ednesday or Thursday or f r-! haps in April or even .Inly. Watch Parties Held. Th old year will he watched out, arf?h all Ihr, nialmu whlcll V.V.. h.un 1 fn vogue for gen 'rations back, and the ushering in of 1923, will be marked with much gayefy. Many private New Year's Eve parties will be held in Ottawa.- These will for the most part be rather quiet affairs until alter twelve o'clock;, a.s New Year's Eve falls on Sunday. After tint time th fun will Htart in lull torce, and will continue until well towards morning. There will also be several religious watch set-vises in Ottawa. The Epworth league has planned a 'vV'atch Night meeting at the First Methodist church. The exercises will gehln with a song service led by the full choir under the direction of Mr W. S. lYiiland and will be followed by a New Year sermon by Roy. H. V. Lawler. This service, will begin at 8:00 o'clock. At 9:00 with Mr. Geo. (). Grover presiding ten speakers, most of whom are younger members of the church, wtU participate in a forum of discus flop of five live topic, tmch as stew ardship, amusements, missions, per sonal work, prayer. All speeches will be limited to tlve minutes. '. The 10:00 o'clock hour will be for recreation and is under Ihe chair manship of Merten Jerstad It will include a trip through the Holy Land, a Bible Book contest, and possibly V Utile play. The refreshments committee will nerve soma appropriate Now Year re freshments at 11:00 and the consecra tion, service under the leadership of the Pastor will lead up to the mid night hour. At the stroke of 12:00 New Year best wishes will he exchanged. Mem berrf of other churches who may not have a similar meeting in their churches are invited to spend the ev ening; with the Methodists after they have attended heir church services. A number of organizations will en tertain with New Year parties on Mon day. There will be matinee dances at the Elks and the Boat Clubs. The Starved Rock Council Knights of Co lumbus will keep an opeJ horse, and a dance will he held on New Year's night at the Masonic Temple. Combined w ith the numrous private parties planned for Monday, the day will he unusually lull of sociul ac tivities, i A summing up of the years busi ness In Ottawa shows that the city has been unusually prosperous during the past year. It has also been ex tremely healthy, the death rate smal ler than usual, snd the amount of sic- fcess less than the an rate or a year. here as suspects of the fugitives this The following special watch service afternoon, but were released when it rrogram will be given by the Luther -.ns found they did not answer the eague at the Trinity church, South Heeeription of the Princeton prison lde, New Year's eve. (ers. 1 00 PER CENT STOCK DIVIDEND DECLARED BY NATIONAL CITY OTTAWA FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CUTS FAT MELON FOR BENEFIT OF SHAREHOLDERS INCREASE CAPITAL FROM $10000 TO $200. 000. The National City hank ut a spe cial Stockholders)' meeting held on Dec, 26 decided on a very nice New Years present for the stockholders of that institution, when it was de cided to declare a 100 per cent stock dividend. This iuoreasou the capital stock of tho bank from $100,)' 0 to $200,00, making the capital of this bank the largest in this county. The receipt of tli.- formal approval of this action from the comptroller of the currency permits the bank to an nounee the increase today. The National City bank's large sur plus of ?5O,0OQ made this change de sirable and warranted the transfer of 100,000 from that account to capi tal stock. The new capital will, there fore, be 1200,000, leaving still the very strong surplus of !50,000. While this dividend has many advantages to the bank it is also to the advan tage of depositors, as it also automat ically increases the stockholders' li ability to depositors 100 per cent. The N'atlonal City has recently qualified under the national banking act authorizing the opening of a complete truHt department. That de partment is fully organized and is prepared to act in all fiduciary capaci ties. James P. Catlin. rice president of the bank, is the designated trust officer, with Alfred H. Taylor as as sistant trust officer. Mr. Taylor has for some time past been with somei Of I lie leading trust and investment, .uaimuies oi i mcago. routining spe cial experience and training in this work, and the National City is now1 abb- to offer its services to the pub ' lie in all lines covered by trust com ! patties, such as trustee, executor or I admlnistratot . . ' -. SWHDWI j ships, etc. Another new department has also, A check on been added to the bank's service to'01' fieorge H. the public in the organization nt m of the DodJti i investment department, announce I meat of which is being made today. By the organiztaion of this depart ment the bank is prepared to take care of the requirements of all those I seeking conservative investments of j the highest grade, and .will give to its customers the advantage of its long experience in the handling of high grade securities, as well as its extensive acuities for investing the merits of all kinds of bonds and securities on the market. A limited number of these securities are now offered by the bank to those desiring the highest grade investments, and its officers w ill give gladly to the public, any advice or 'information desired along these lines. The niim.irv ohioet in Drifting h,cn : departments has been to keep thor ough pace with the times by furnish ing to the people of this community every possible service consistent with progressive and conservative bank ing, and to render the greatest pos sible service at all times in any mat ters alontr financial lines or that may came within the province of a thor oughly reliable trust anil investment company. Scripture Heading and Prayer. .Dr. A. Mortvedt. 1st Sub-Topic, Alma Thorson. 2nd Sub-Topic .Nelson Fruland. Vocal Duet Ruth aud Rubv Norem. Summary of Topic. T. O. Barge. ..Freda Vatiand . .Bertha Sandal. ....Lewis Clially. Remarks by Pas Reading Vocal Solo Remarks Announcements and tor. . .Dr. A. O. Mortvedt. 2 PRISONERS ESCAPE FROM BUREAU CO. JAIL Removing not only the re"": which held the locks on their cell doors, but taking out enough bricks to make a good sized hole in the Bu reau county jail wall, two prisoners made an escape from the bastile about 4 o'clock this morning, and suc ceeded in getting away. Both men were being held on grand laiceny charges. One was Joseph Bn niika. aged 10, and the other was Pet r Seitz, aged 2." of Wisconsin. Two men were taken in custody THE HORN i I MADE BY LAD 10 E COUPE GEORGE CLARK, ARRESTED WITH PILFERED AUTO IN HIS POSSES SION TAKES AUTHORITIES OVER ROUTE OF FLIGHT. the alleged confession Clark, confessed thief COUD6 of Dr. H. B. Hlaok, ot La Salle, showed that he did travel wost through Spring Val ley aud on to Princeton after stealing the machine on the night of the Es mond murder. The simultaneous dis covery of Esmond's dead body, on the road at the top of Dimmick Hill, end of the theft of the Black ma chine, led the authorities to think for a time that the mar, who stole tb.' machine might know of Esmond's track! death. Yesterday afternoon Clark was tali , en over the route he claimed he trav eled after stealing the auto, lie led the authorities to a farm house near Spring Valley wht re he claimed to have stopped and phoned to a Spring Valley garage for gas. Jtoth the gar- men ami the peonle ,il the farm house were able to Identify him. Prom Spring Valley. Clark claims he went to Princeton and visited his mother for a lew minutes, alter which he went to Kewanee. He also visited Morrison, before running into the arm of the law. While a. state wide search was being conducted for the stolen ear of Dr. Black's, ('lark was on the public high ways with, the machine much of the time. He. is said to be a former inmate of the Pontiac reformatory, and to have been released from there one year ago. This morning Clark was given a per limlnary hearing before justice of the Peace (Coenig. He waived exami nation and was bound over to the grand jury. Clerk's alibi of traveling west, has eliminated htm from all connection with the Esmond case. ADMITS DRIVING CAR WHILE INTOXICATED Alfred Larson, who resides near MarsfUl 1 pleaded fullty to a chare" of driving an automobile while into- ; rated before Ju ice Reck in the Coui Court, late yesterday afternoon, aid was fined $1"0 and costs. l,a re paid his tine in open court. He and Walter Walkling figured hi an auto collision a few days ago. Lar son was arrested on Thursday, ond placed in the county jail, on a m rani secaird by Mr. Waikling rh r- -"t.d Vm with driving j machii while intoxicated. Marriage Licenses. T.a Verne Noon, Streator, 21; p. che Ingalski. Streator. 22. I Willis 11. Law, Ottawa, lcgtil; 1 ivKx lis? CHECK CONFESSION STOLE DODO OF PLENTY-OF TROUBLE easiest w ( MlMIti, i rw BOOZE THEFT CHARGED TO IOWA SHERIFF Des Moines, Dec. 30. Warrants wore issued early today for the ar rest of Wlnftfed B. Hob-b, Polk coun-1 ty sheriff until Jan. 1. and his brother, Deputy sheriff Qeorge Etobb, in con-: nection with the theft of $?,0,000 worth of liquor from the Polk county jail 1 boose room last Wednesday night. 1 Robb brothers are in custody. I i TO BE PLIGHTED AT 4 O'CLOCK THIS P. M. OTTAWA OPTICIAN TO CLAIM MAYWOOD GIRL AS BRIDE CEREMONY TO BE PERFORMED AT M. E. PARSONAGE. , The marriage of Dr. W. H. haw, local optician aud proprietor of the Law Jewelry store, and Miss Ethel Morgan of Maywood, will hi Bitted this afternoon .shortly solem- U'ter 4 o'clock at the First Methodist church parsonage in Center Ottawa. Rev. Hiram K. lwler will officiate. Mr. and Mrs. Uohn O. Ninteen, the latter a sister of the bride will be the attendants. Miss Morgan will wear a grey can ton crepe frock and a silver tissue hat. Dr. Law has made hi shome in Ot tawa for several years, and has a very wide circle of friends here. Miss Morgan has been employed in the of fice of the Schonks Works of the American Can Factory for several years. Dr. Law and his Ibride will leave on an evening train for Chicago for a short honeymoon. They will re turn to Ottawa to make their future home, and will reside in Soutlh Ot tawa, Knutson-Ball. The marriage of Miss Edna Mae Knutson. daughter of Mrs. EVma Knutson. 10i3 Canal street, and Rar old Ball, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Irving Ball. 90S Christie street, will be sol emnized tonight at 7:20 o'clock at the parsonage of the First Baptist church. Uev O. C. Fetter will oflici ate. .Miss Knutson will wear a brown crepe gown and a brown hat. There will be no attendants. Mr. Ball and his bride will 'leave en an evening train for Chicago where they will spend their honeymoon Upon their return they will bo to housekeeping in South Ottawa. Both the bride and groom have a very large circle of friends here. Miss Knutson has been employed at the Ottawa Cushion Co. Mr. Ball Is em ployed at the Twin Bluffs plant of the National Fireprodflanj Co. LAW-MORGAN TROTH HOWARD MORLEY IS NAMED CAPTAIN OF LOCAL GUARD UNIT FORMER COMPANY "C" MEMBER WILL 0RGANIZ7 MILITARY OUT FIT TO OCCUPY OTTAWA'S $100, COO ARMORY. It was officially decide yesterday noon at the meeting of the committee which is trying to reorganize a Na tional Guard unit here that Ottawa should have Company C. Steps were Immediately taken to form tin- com pany with Howard Morlcy as captain. Fourteen members of the comlttee attended tin; meeting hich was held at the American Restaurant. Besides the commit tee members, Col. I'. S. tiae. were in attendance. After a din ner at 12 o'clock Col. Meyers made a talk explaining many topics associat ed with a national guard. In his talk the army officer stated that, all guard units are placed under federal control as iooii as they reach a certain standard of efficiency. With 1204100 members and it is necessary that a strong up to protect national guard be built the country In perilous times. At the close of the officer's talk a committee composed of Lee Carroll, Cred Sapp, Guy Karr and Col. Meyers was appointed to wait on Morley and asked him if he would accept the ap pointment, which he did. Howard Vlorley is considered a very good man for the post being a eieran of both the Mexican and Would wars and a former member ot Contyany C. The. committee will hold another meeting Tuesday evening, January 2. 102.1 in the chamber ot Commerce rooms at eight o'clock at which time the appointment of the other com missioned ofllcnrs will he discussed. DEATHTLAIMS MRS. JOHANNA M0ONEY Vir. Johanna Mooney, widow of the late Thomas Mooney, who passed away on Jan. 12. 1922, died this morn lng altrmt 12:16 at her Rome in Hut land Township, following a Short ill ness. l'ter death was attributed to a complication of diseases. The deceased, who was 7:1 years of Sf-e, was bora in Ireland in is'.i, com ing to Otupwa with tier husband fifty ears ago. All of her life in this coun try has bean spent in and about Ot tawa. To mourn her passing besides her niahy friends, shv leaves five chil dren, two sons and three daughters. They are Mrs. Anna Teller, ol Ottawa, and Thomas, Josie and Sadie all at borne. The funeral services will be held at St. Columba church at 10 o'clock Monday morning: and the interment will be made in St. Columba CMHe SIX $1 " YEAR MEN ARE ACCUSED BY U. S. GRAND JURY Washington, Dec. 30 Benedict Crowell, as sistant secretary of war under President Wilson, and six "$l .00-a-year" men, associated with the AUTO SHOW 10 BE HELD AI ARMORY JANUARY 15. 16. 17 EXPOSITION TO BE HELD UNDER AU6PICES OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACCORDING TO AN NOUNCEMENTS MADE TODAY. Anouncement was made today that the Chamber of Commerce will con duct an auto show at tho Armory, February lli-Ui-lT, nnd they promise one of the most interesting exhibi tions since the creation ot the auto mobile industry. Last year tho show was a week later than planned for ISiiH but fol lows closwly on the dates of the Chi cago event which ulways makes it possible for local dealers to secure handsome models for . cjisplay and there was one of the finest set of motor cars oi the floor of the Armory a year ago, du to this arrangement. The dealers are very enthusiastic and anxious to Mne up the 1923 models, for while there lias not boen many changes in the standard makes, the sport cars, coaches, special mo tori, lights, accessories and other filatures are adding bounty and ser vice to the cars. In addition to the display of motor cars, there will be a big exhibit of electrical appliances, car and house furnishings, and the hundred andj one things that always interest and amaze the sight seoor. Instead of making it a free show the committeo has decided fo add to the entertainment features -and charge a small admission, for it has been found that an advent, of this kind is rather expensive if special at tractions are secured and that the public prefer to pay their way to look over the field of cars and not be un der obligations to the exhibitors, All of the arrangements are to he handled by L. C. Carroll, secretary of the Chamber, and he reports that, nearly all of the different, lines, of cars handled in this district, will be on display at tho show. Poll Members On Police. Following tho request of thei special committee on the proposed State Police Bill, the chamber of com merce is today preparing a referen dum to be sent to members asking their opinion on the proposition. Letters will also be forwarded to all the business and civic organiza tions recpuesting them to take this Question before their associates and secure an expression of opinion. Fvery avenue of pressure will be brought into play by the committee in charge of this work to bring for cibly before the General Assembly, that will convene in January, the ur gent demand of the people for ade quate methods for law enforcement and protection of lite and property which can only bo effected by the use of a disinterested police force operating all over the state and not controlled by any group, municipality or political party. STILL AT FULL TILT FOUND BY SHERIFF lil STREAT0 RRAiD A still in full operation was take:' by Sheriff K. .1. W elter and Deputii Rasmus llenson ami llarrv Wtod, when thy raided Ihe home of LoreatO Manlgtta, at B04 X. Kdwnrd st, in Streator last night. The booze mak ing apnratus was bubbling merrily away when the trio of officers ar rived. In adi'tion to the still, the officers found a barrel of mash, and a gallon id" the moonshine. They informed Mantilla that he would be prosecuted for a violation of the search and seizure laws. After snaking the Btreator raid the party of officers swept dun on Sene ca. where they rald-d th e soft drill ; parlors. The places of business vls ted were owned by Loats Baila. Mike Williams. Lsjajla Itoortna, Cbarle Smith and Edward VtOsotl. No evidence to indicate tVtt th" prohibit tan law.- were being viatoted was unearthed in any of these soft driiiK parlors, She: iff Welter stated today. council of national de- fense were indicted here today by the special grand jury investigating war frauds, on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government jn construction of cantonments and army camps. The. indictment charges an attempt to raaladmiuistor the government's business. Millions, are said to have been lost to the government, as a result of th alleged manipulations of the defend ants. The indictments are the first Mr salvo in Attorney General Daugher ty's attack" on many war time con tracts. Others are expectel to follow . It is estimated that the amounts wilt run into hundreds of millions o dol lars. The emergency construction committee of the council of national defense, ot which the alleged coo Bpirators were members, was used, it is charged, as the vehicle for carrying out the alleged plan. Specifically the defeudanta nr Charged with Violating section ,77 of. tie- r, s. penal code which prescribes a line of $10,0(10 or two years in pris on, or both, PROSPERITY F A C E S COUNTRY CHICMQ , , CLAIM NATION IS ON EVE OF UNPRECEDENTED INDUSTRIAL bOOM. PRICES FOR GRAINS TO CONTINUE UPWARD. Chicago. Dec .10 Hy the A. P. Optimism for 192!! permeated sum marization from a business stand point of the year now closing a.s mad" public today by some of Chica go's leaders In finance and industry. They gave their reasons for their sat isfaction with the situation chief of which were: Upward trend of trade. A tone of greater confidence. Improved conditions of agriculture. Increased btisini ss activity, gener ally. Favorable condition of bank re: serves, interest rates and credit struct ure. Mori- normal relationship between prices of different classes of com-' modifies. Better foreign exchange quotations. Increased prices of farm crops were gem rally given an important place iu the statements vhich declared that ,good crops had been harvester prices to the farmer have rinen and he is now baying more freely nnd paying his bets. George m. Reynolds, chairman of the hoard of the t ontineutal Commer cial and National bank said: "The general trend of trade has. been upward and We do not hear of a large accumulation of merchandise , in any line or at. .any point. Cnmistake ably there is a tone ut greater con-. Hdence than has existed at any other time in eighteen months." Robert McDougal, president of the Chicago board of trade said: "No comment on the past twelve, months from a business view point would be at all accurate of it did not contain a note of encouragement encouragement by what has been ac complished in improved conditions and still moro encouragement from ,uo hopeful outlook." The efficiency of the present system of marketing grain has been demon strated. BOY IS MANGLED UNDER AUTO TRUCK I'etu lb-comber 80. (Special). Louis Keseiewtiz, aged H. is in grave . ondltion at the People's Hospital with Oil b'ft leg hadiy mangled, as a result ot Injuries he reeoiv.Ki this morning when he fell under a b,ag ngo truck on the Rock island depot platform lu re. They boy Is said to have been humming a ride on the truck, when he slipped and fell be ;:ath the wheels, mangling his limb. He may lose his life as a result of tie- injuries. NO PAPER MONDAY. In conformity with 3 long estab lished custom to observe New Year's Day as a holiday there will be no issue Monday of the Free Trader-Journal.