Dixon Evening Leader, January 9, 1918

Dixon Evening Leader

January 09, 1918

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Dixon Evening Leader (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Dixon, Illinois wir-r p 1,1 1T-T?EVENING LEADER 4. NO. 256 r^DIXON, ILL., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9,1918 PRICE TWO CENTS ]ir40HU8A "GOE8 OVKR TOP" IN i^IJiiyTMENT OP THAT TOWN-, j , SHIP FOR RK» CROSS Í MEMtlERS.SNOW BLOCKS WORK Toitâl of. 3,587 McmlicrN Report«! Sigili^' up in Ctiuiit)- up to Close . of CamiKiign Tuesclay Nlght. A8HTON "OVER THE TOP" AliSO Slnco the report ^Ivcii biiow was turned in by the Red Ci-osh campiiiKn rommlttce, a teplione incssax« from Ashton convoyed tlip iiifornintion ttiait UiHt townstilp !i;i«1 k«»»« "over the.top" having .•«prnr<'(l liioir quota of 450 meinberN anil thiii their work not near done. Despite the handicap of the rteep Bno^, ha» blocked the work of the Red Crass membership cam-^aijiherai the work is progressing 'With utmost Batisfaction. The work-¿r& haVe passed the one-third iiillo Iv post 31» their drive for the goal of ^ 10,000 members in Lee county. Up liiiill Tuesday night the grand total of new members reported are 3537, 880 'of which were obtained by the cft^.paliners yesterday. The crowning feature of Tuesday's drive was the report of one 100 per ceht tdwnshlp — Nachusa — which weiit "over the top" In grand style, marking the first unit of the coujity to> reach this enviable goal. The Nachusa allotment was ^200 memborp and last night E. L. Crawford reported that the township had reached-t;hat mark and was "still agoln'. " 'E. S; Dysart, who has charge of tlte solicitation of nieinberships of the Dysart school district, says he hajS' secured 54 memberships and tlUit there are only two more people lii the district, who have not yet Joined the Red Cress. He hopes td'have Ihese two persons in the fold befoie the close of another day. Thr .DjKsart school boasts of a 100 per cqnt service flag, every pupil having enlisted in the mercy organization '.Onfe" committeeman from South Djxon reports that on Monday while tftejr wtere employed in breaking a path, in the roads that they were "icilUhp two birds with one stone" by signing up Red Cross members albnff'tlie way: ; ^Because o{ the very fine response tite canvassers have met up to the pfestint. time it looks as if the 10,-060 ¿oal for Lee county is assured with the probability of exceeding the nlimber considerably. . Reportis have been received by only .13 townships, canvassers of nine townships having so far failed to r^iport. The reports from the var-loHB townships, showing the number ot members signed up to date, the allotted goal and the per cent liar, obtained are given as follows in ranking order: Township Mem hers Goal Pet Nachusa . . . . . 200 200 100 Ash ton ..... . . 340 450 China...... . . 300 4 50 .67 Bradford . . . , , , 125 200 Dixon ..... . .1.500 3500 AC "billow Creek . . 112 300 .37 Amboy..... . . 300 1000 .30 East Grove . . . 30 150 - .20 Palmyra . . . . 57 .TIO .18 South Dixon . . 3« 210 .17 Brooklyn . . . . . 75 •Í30 .11 Nelson ..... . . 29 200 .i.n Hamilton . .. . . 19 150 .13 WILL TAKE PARTNERSHIP IN SHOE STORE NEXT WEEK Raymond Briscoe, who has purchased an interest in Henry's exclus Ive shoe store, will become an activc partner in the business Tuesday of next week. Mr. Briscoe has boon e mployed in Henry's shoe store for the last three years, during which time he has become thoroughly versed in the business. He has many friends who join in extending him a most sue cessful business career. BOND ISSUE BY LOCAL CONCERN. The Clipper Lawn Mower company announces that a first mortgage bond issue has been decided upon to plao the concern on a cash footing. Tin-bonds will run for ten years and will bear" six per cent interest. They arc now on sale at all three of the bank-j as .well as by several otlier represen-tiitiv^s including H. Harms, J. C Ayre's, T. Young, R. K. Ortt and E A. ITayman. BRITISH EJECT ENE>!Y i(United Press Leased Wire) .LONtiON, England. Jan. 9.— BiiUsh counter attack immediately ejected from advanced posts enemy troops who had entered them north of the Ypres-Staden railway, according to Haig's report today. SoiKh of Lens the British comman der reports successful raids by Can adians. Two machine guns were tak en. ■lilBRARY NOTICE. The library will open at 1 o'clock and close at 6 o'clock eadi day, except Saturday, beginning today. On Saturday the closing houi- will be extended to 8 o'clock. The library will be closed all day Sundays. Another Blizzard Predicted to Hit The Middle West CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 9.—A blizzard was browing today over Arizona and will soon sweep practically the entire northern halt ot the United States according to the weather bureau. At the same time abnormally low temperatures will prevail throughout the country. The storm will centcr over Colorado and western Kansas tomorrow, over the Missouri Valley Friday and will reach the Middle West Saturday. It will move o)i eastward and slightly northward with undfminishiiig visor, according to indications. Meanwhile tlie present cold weather will continue, dropping to zero in the wake of the storm. The condition will prevail tor several days, the weather bureau says, and no let-up is near enough to be visible to the forecasters Local snows will precede tlio blizzard a day or two. The Middle West whicli la just emerging from a paralysis of transportation and business incident to the heaviest snowfall in its history faces serious fuel and food conditions from the impending storm.Insane Women j Kill NwJfsJ in Hospifai ENTICING NURSE INTO ROOM. TWO I'ATIKNTH LOCIi i)0(»R AND SMOTHER HKIÍ TO DKATH WITH lU.AMtETS (United Press Leased Wire.) JACKSONVILLE, 111. Jan. 9—H.)th ot the two patients at tlie Jacksonville state hospital for the insane who early today killed Miss Helei. Branstitter, a nurse, by smothcrinf. her to death, were captured by the police at 3 o'clock this morning. The nurse was enticed into h room l)y two patients. They locked the door, smothered her to death witii a blanket and escaped by usinr the keys they took from her body. The patients are Marian Menoka of Springfield and StelKa Coppa, ol Chicago. Neither have ever shown homicidal tendencies but both have made previous attempts to esc.ipe. Miss Branstitter. 20, lived with her parents in this city. THREE DIVORCES (iJlANTED Judge R. S. Farrand convenec court this morning and three divorce cases were acted upon. Loui; Gishe was granted a decree frou' Mary Gishe; Zacharia Adams, Jr.. from Florence Adams and Mrs. Nel-Me McDaniel from Fred McDaniel. Cases were sot thi.s morning to; hearing during the term and littlr. business was transacted this afternoon owing to the rush of regis trants in filing their questionnaires COMPOSER USED PSYCHIC CONTROL GIRL CHARGES Uncle Sam's New Two Man Submarine Can Travel 200 Miles Without 'Xoming Up For Air'' "EUEmm p«GENERAL PEACE l<IKST EKl'ECT WILL BE TO SOLIDIFY (JERMAN'S THOUCaiT ON UÎOHISTANCE, HIGH Oi'-FICIALS BELIEVEANSWERS QUESTIONS McsHam« Is Evpccled to be Mi're Effect ivo Than Guns or îlnyoncls in (ho iK'fciit of Gernnuiy The men in the picture are the entire crew of Uncle SailVs newest submarine. The American two-man submarine invention may revolutionize this type of vessel, naval experts say. But because it isn't lar^e don't get the idea it's a play-thinii'. It can slay under water 72 hours and can travel close to three miles an hour submer,^ed, hi other words, it can dive and travel approximately as far as from Washin,t;ton to I'ittsburi;- before comin.n' up. You can see for yourself men have little room for their "settin.i;- up" exercises. It is submerj^ed by means of pumps—in a few niinutes. By CAIU, i), GHANT. (United Press Leased Wire) WAi^llINGTON, D. C. Jan. 9—-The lira' efTcct of rrcsidont Wilson's : speech on war aims will be to solidify German thouiyhl on reBiatanco, hlgli oiiVeials believe today. A canvas of olllclal opinion hero showed great conndcnce, however, that liberals in Germany and Austria will ovontually gain sufTlclont tronglh to throw junkerism overboard. One high oiUclal—a friend of tlie Urosideiit and a co-worker in framing this government's war pollcle'5 — declared (lormau liberals aro far noro for peace and against militarism than Germany's censornhlp per-nits the rest of the world to know, hia ofllclal declared the Proaicloni'a speech, In a nutshell, mean«: 1. Germany can have peace any time she ceasos her dream of worM domination and stops gra-'^plng for the things that aro not hers. 2. That Russia ought to keep l:cr ad out of the lion's Jaw arijd to rc- illzo that her own self Interest.'» lies In remaining with the aliioa.Fire Marshal Investigates Fire Hazards ')lli»ERS ONI-; OWNICB OF Brsi-NEKS BMK K TO M.\KE ItE-PAIBK AM) .\i)l) I ! BE ESCAPES — SAYH MOKE I'lREMEN NEKBEJ) HERE Deputy State Fire Marrh;.!! I'^.d-.vard llollaml of Blooiiiington and Kobert Harper of Hock l-'ii!!^: arc ;onductlng investigations in Dixon. Notice has been served on one property owner in the business socition of he city to rewire his buiidi'HÇ. change doors and phico fire os-•apes on the buiiding. Thr adininif:-'rator of the estate, by which tlie ■luilding is owned, v/as called to the city hiill anû notifioil by t; c; officials of the reriuirenicnts. Otiier places were also investigalci' in the 'lown town section and rocoiniiieiula-'lons made. Mr. Holand will leave the city this evening, going to Ke-wanee, where lie will investigate the Ire which several days ago ro.sulJ.cd in the destruction of the state armory building in that city. Mr. Mar-!)er will return to his home this evening. Both of the ropresontal Ives from 'he state fire mar.sbal's office lielievo 'hat the local fire department could be greatly improved by the nddi-uon of more men and expresaerl '.iieniselves accordingly when interviewed this tiioining. Mr, llollau i itated tiiat additional modern fire fighting equipment would a'no Ijc a îreat thing for iilxon. They dirt not find fault with the local deiiiui j;'.(;nt. ither than there were not oiimigh men to serve a city of the sia; el Dixon as it should bo sor-.'ed.Two Registrants Are Re<lass¡fied Two classifications have becii -jiiangcd by tiio local oxomption board after tlie cards were mailed to th'' registranfs following the filing of their fiuestionnairos. Otto H. Sliu-l..ert of Amboy. who v.as originall\ placed in class four Iujh beoii clianpod to class two. John II. Diotz of Harmon was cliaiigod from claws four tt class one. The (lucstionnaire of Cliarles T. Weaver if 111 is cily liai-tieen returned v,'it!iout tlio prosoiu iiddress. The hoard is anxious fo learn of his present wliorcaiionts in order that his c|uoHtionnaire may bo forwarded to him at once. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Allingwood. 611 Lincoln avenue are the proud parents of a ten pound son who arrived at the home yesterday morning. Both niothi>r and child are reported doing well. .—Read ^he Evening Leader. Above, >Ii.s,s î.aura llnii'^eìi; belo« Henry V.'. I'eti'ie, ■ composer ol "Asleep in llie Deep." Hypnotic inil'.îonco lirousiit to iiear to compol hor to accoin¡)any Henry W. I'etrio ;ib his wife on lonj; tiij).-' aroiuid the country is clî.-riiod iiy Lnuríí lianson, 10 year old Eirn-liiirst. lil., girl. iV'trit', coiii¡)oser of "Asleep ill tiie Deep." is iiclil in Clii-cago on i-hargcs of aixhiftioii -.vhihy federal officers ;\ri' ii!vef;!ii-':il ing further. Miss ilarsen s:iys slic- war. olidunt-ed from Elmliurst July 20. Slie met I'otrie three years ago when he was f-ngaged as lier lausic instructor. "WE MI ST H.WK Î'KA( K" .SMOl'T (íKP.M.AN ( KOWDS (United Press Leased Wire.. GE.\'E:VA, Switzerland Jan. 0 — Oowdsi mnrcliiid through the str'-'i-l. of Herlin. Leipsic ainl Kssen shouting "wr- liiust have jieace," when tin new? of the breaking off of the Hr-".;l LitovHk negotintionH became known .iccording to reports rrcciveil here tísdíiy. Charles W. Miller is in Chicago to-fiay on husinr-ss. THE WE.\THEIÎ I n c r e a sinL-cloudiness ful iowcil hy siiO ' late tfjiiÍKlit O! Tiiur.sday; ron-tiniH-d cold. Greatest Mystery Story Ever Written By the Most Popular Woman Writer Tlie greatest story ever written by the most popul:(r woman writ(!r of ilie day. Woultn't you like lo read that story? Well, you will have the ciiance as it will l)(\ run in lihertil instali mciits in the Kvtüiiiig Ijcader. The opening chiiptf.'r will b(! puidlshed Friday. The story, is "Long Live the King" and Mary Uoborls lUue-liart is the author. Those who have read otlicr stories of Mrs. illneliarl's—"The Circular Staircase," "The Man in Lower Ten," "When a Man Marries," "The Case of Jennie Brice"—will anticipate her latest story with considerable ioterest. "Long Live tlie King" is a mystery story, well written, and holds tiie reader tt-nsely interested Iiirougliout. Tiie ciiance to get a Uineliart story does not come every day. And critics agree that this Is probably the gi;Qate8t story that Mrs. Illnehart has yet written. Don't miss the opening chapters in I<'rlday's livening Loader. New Rule May Put Married Man in Class 1 ( llil.nLEHK MAN WIIOHE M'IFE WOULD NOT l(E DEPRIVED Of' HlJPPOirr, IH TO BE I'liACED IN CLA8H ONE. IFood Schedules Have Been Filed By Dixon Grocers Dixon grocers and dealers In food-stall's have responded hurriedly to the rer|iu:st of the government in the filling out and filing of food scIkkI-iiies, 'I'he printed forms were re-•civcd iiere shortly ;ifter tlie msw ■/ear with instructions to Mil tliem •)ut before January 10, tiie penally "itr failure to coniply v.-ilh tin- rc-itrictions being li.\ed at a fine fif ?1,000 or a tcnii in ¡irison. The schedule provided for a r<i-Dort of (luanliticH on hands of the "ollowing food ai tides: gruiii and ■.r'cd«, grain food pi'odu.-t ;, 'ii';;its ind meat products, fish, fats (¡niinui! liti vegetable), fruits and vegetab-fs. dried "ruit;;, nuts, peanuts, i-,u~ iar. starch, etc. All (Jciiler.s, iiu iiint-■■y how small, were required to fill iut uiid file 0!ie of those .schedules.Dixon People Open Bakery in Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Kven.'tt Christiance. ,vho iiHve at variouK titnes operated a bakery in this city, will vonbark 'n husiiU'.H.'' in Morrinon. 'i'iie room r(!('entiy occupied by the Central fM--iar store in that city has beenWill Fix Scale of Profits on Foodstuffs Riri'AiL <;RÍ)CEBH AND I'I.OCI DKALKB.S WILL .MI;i;T WITH iJiS'ntKT I'OOD ADMINI4. TitATOB TO HTABH.I/K Pi! ICES. The iiii'ct iii(.; of tiie retail and flour dealer« of Dixon .imi Lee county v.'ltli a diKl rict r(^i)re; cnîal ivr .\ir. Walter Cradle of (^hlcripo, of the ffiod administration, previous iin-noiino-üient of vv-'iid; has befn mudi oxclusively by tlie Evening Leader, •.vili be held In tlie ounci; room of Mie city hall at '!:?,() o'clock Thursday (!V<!ning. .Ml arraiigemetits for the nif!(itiiig are being m:ide by locai food ¡idiiiinistraíor A. If. lio.'f'.vorth. The object of the niecting 's for the retail food dealers to got to-g-'th'-r on ;>(;;ile of war ¡ir'ifits o;i ull cftiniiiod It ieii v.'hich thcv s"ll; Id give til" people of Dixon and Lee couufy a Iíí-:t of jirices on viirfou^ foodíituffíi showing just wliat thi; nr-!!ci(> eoutH and and what is to be clKirg(td for It, tiiUH iierinitting tli.> cuslotiier fo know exncily Just v.'ha! profit the retailer makes on (mcU HiJc. The food iirices are sft bj the food administration, .nlthough Ilo leased by them for th<» purpose, j mMtlcr of arriving at df-finife, loc.il Morrison has lacked a good bakery !'or some tiiiui and there are nn-iouhtedly many residents wlio will be glad lo sec such a business re-es-lablished there. SI.STKU Ol' 1>I.\'0.\ WOM.W I'ASSEK AW.W IV ItOi K I .M.I.S Mr,". J. 1). Van liiblier ir in Ht.-r-ling whc^re siie w.is called late Mon-lay .•ifteriioon by the death of her siHipr, Mrs. l'ctcr Diet'/, of Kock t-'allK. Mrs. Diet/ passe-! ;iv.-;iy nl 'he Slf-rüü'.; iiorpitnl following a ■hon iiirie.ss. .She i« «-rvived bv her iin.'djnnd and three 'wnall eliildren. The rinier:il will In- held from the late inune in lir.ck [■'rillr; tomorrow ;it 12 o'cldcl-'. ('!iif-f V;ni Dibber of the local nolic,' furce. will be in after,danci' at tiie funeral. Mrs. Oiet'/. v.-as well known in Dixon. having visiter here upon several occiiHions at the Van Bibber home find with otlier friends. profits am! ¡iricer, 's left wholly wHii II"- local retail dealers, 'flu' food ;; Iminii-lratioii, however, insists that the iirofits during tiie w;ir p-jrio 1 comiiare favor;ibly with pre-var leofits. It i,5 believed that Mr. Cradle wiil find tiial the Dl.von and l.c-e county foo'l denlers pre vrell within the r/iaxiriMiiii profit:;, bvit th'-' tneeiliig will result in the sliOiiii/atioii of the prices, iind, it in tboiigiit, will ivork-for the good of both tiie deiib-r an'! the eon.sumer. SON IS BOBN. and Mrs K. T., Chpr.dler of 71!» MadL^on avenue, v.'eicomed to fheir home on Dee. 2!ith a son. 'i'be young liUin's name is Forest l!ay Chandler. Attorney W.G. Kent returned home last evening after spending a few ays in f'liicago attending to legal matters. Wltli the view of "clearing the air" for local boards on the proposi lion of classifying married man foi military service, Ad.jutant (leñera! Dickson has iiialled copies of a ruling on the (luestlon Issued by Pro vohl. Marshal General f'rowdor. One bas been received by the i^ee county board, lîy Its terms a married man without children, whose wifo would not be deprived of adoijuiite support wiUi the husband in the army, la to be plac<>il in Class 1, as not being In iduded in any other division. On ilie other biind a married man who has a wife and child and the wlfr 1ms other sources of support beside the earnings of liie husband, the registrant to be placed in Cüass'S. The ruling will cause a considerable revision of cbisslllcatlon on the part of all the local boards, it was reported today, as íjíime mon who «hould be placcid in (ilass 1 aro in ("lass 2. Others who should bo In Class 2 are now in ''lass 4. The ruling Wiis welcomed b/ the local board, as it II understood that some of the married registrants who liiivfi been diawn into the service !iav(i felt they were not given "s(|n;ire deal," and have protested being in the service when under the •lew rei;uli!.tionH reghUrnnlK ot slinl-hir deiiendency staTiding wore being •einporarily exempted through çlasHlflciition. LfCENHE!» TO WED. A mnrriage license was Issued to lay to .l(,lui \V. Mslach of Hublettc and Miss Leafy M. Gebaut of West lirooklyn. Mrs. J, n, Kenneth Is spending thi day visiting with friends In Sterling READING MAY BE NEW BRITISH ENVOY r,OI{!) llEADIXfi Li-rd Riiiuling. lord chief just it of i:ni;l;n;d, has been asked to be come the nev,' Hriti.sh ambassador to America to succeed Sir Cecil Spring Ulce. accoriling to tilspatches from I.oiidoii. I'ROHLEMATIO EPEEOT OF WILSON'S SPEECH ON PEACE (United ProsB Leased Wiro) WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. »-— Ponco dopondn upon whether Oer-tiinny rcallzii« «he has reachod tho end of hor ropo. If aho does not, a long struggle is ahead. This Is the iway high authorities horo today osUmated the probable Impact of President WUaon'a speech yoBtorday on the Clermana, In Congress there wa« a Burpritt-Ingly general foreoaat that tho •ipooch will hasten negotiation«. Tho RuHBian emhasBy regarded tho PreBldont'a apptsai to RuBflla ex-'remely hopeful. APPEAL TO RVIiWA HELD AH TIMELV FfSATURE ByBDL, KJ5BN (United Preafl Leased Wire) i LONDON, England, Tan. 9—'Pres-dent Wilson's apeoch waa the second great salvo in tho allies political oftonslve—tho drive which la expect-•;d to bo more effentlvo than guna or, bayonets in tho defeat ot Germany. Other allied leaders shortly will (Vro further salvos of verbal artillery. Thon probaVxly will come a concerted .illlod bombardment in the 'orm of a joint re-stateraent of all war aims Btatoments. As London eagerly read the President's Htatement today It's special ippoal to Bussla was hold the most timely feature of tho document. Tho speech came a a psycologl-cally opportune moment. Lloyd George's speech had a marked effect n "bucking up" Great Britain. Then •ame President Wilson's address Indicating thorough agreements and complete unity among tho allies. The message was received too late for CO in men t by any of the London morning papers, except the Chronicle which aald: "Once more tho President has •iolzed on a great occasion to lead the conscience of civilized mankind. Heis oxertlng unique authority both moral and political as spokeman for the democratic future of the world." __"N, Ü. H. fiARRIES CAMP.XION OE EDUCATION IN RUSSIA (United Press Leased Wire.) PiíTROGllAD. Russia, Jan. 9 — Ever since the Russo-German peace narleys opened at Urest Lltovsk tlo Vnierican government hu« been carrying on a vast and effective propa-i?anda all over Russia through tho "ommittee on public information. Giant billboards reproducing pas-üvges from Wilson's speeches on war and particularly those showing the friendship of the United Stales for Russia are being utillzei. In theatre.'!, motion pictures are carrying on the campaign of education. Prison camps are being circulariz-.d. Apparently the United States government Is fully awake at last to the need ot counter acting Germun influence and is carrying Its appeal directly to the people. «ERM.IN POLITICAI/ liEADERS REPLY TO LI.OYD GEOFGE (United Press Leased Wire) AMSTERDAM, .Ian. 9 — Geritian political leaders want Lloyd George's plan rtor self determination of all peoples to be applied to Egypt, Ireland and India, according to Interviews bore today. "If Lloyd George Is really sincere." declared Phillip Scheideman, leader of the ma.iority sociallsta, "how about Ireland, Egypt and India." ATTEND MEETING. Dr. Trowbridge and Dr. MoNichoI will be in Rockford Thursday in at--iendance at the Rockford District Oa-teopnthio ssociation meeting. Marcus Hansen, veteran hack driver, is confined to his home with an attack of grip. ;