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YOL. I, NO. 10.
Supt. Cotton Reports 774,662 Chil
I 3
Refuses Shelter of Police Station
While her Miserable Eelongings
are Piled in the Street Sad Plight
of Lone Woman.
ren of School Age in the State with
A Per Capita Apportionment of
Insurance Companies Apply
the Squeeze to Future
Industrial Risks
Xake County Policy Holders Think
they are Being; Asked to Share
Share Earthquake Burden
Insurance rates In Indiana are go
ing up. Present policy holders will
not be affected by the change but the
new applicants will hear of a decided
raise in certain lines. E. E. Beck
the local insurance inspector received
a letter from E. M. Sellers secretary
of the Indiana Association of Un
derwriters this morning with in
Btructlons to notify all agents of the
advance. t
The Indiana Association of Under
writers gives as its reason for the ad
vance the following. "Owing to the
fact that certain classes of property
have not paid the companies for the
last five years, and in order to equal
ize rates and make classes heretofore
unprofitable, do their share, a per
centage advance has been decided
Other Reasons Seen
There seems however to be a
stronger reason in back of this de
cided raise. The shock of the San
Francisco. Earthquake is still felt in
insurance, companies . and this ad
vance will probably be the only
means to help many of the smaller
companies out of the holt.
The Association has chosen for its
subjects large corporations and com
panies whtah can stand the addition
al percentage. The advance that
strikes Hammond hardest is the one
on stocks of merchandise in brick
and frame buildings. An advance
of 20 per. cent, has been made.
The Insurance companies of Chi
cago are making the raise under a
different cover. Fire chief Campion
was let out by Mayor Dunne and on
this ground the companies found suf
ficient reason to advance their rates.
The percentage advance for In
diana may be arranged again during
this year.
Letter to Inspector.
The letter to inspectors is as fol
lows: Indianapolis, June 27, 1906
To Inspectors.
Owing to the fact that certain
classes of property have not. paid the
companies for the last five years and
in order to equalize rates and make
classes heretofore unprofitable do
their share, a percentage advance
has been decided upon as folk;''
1. On Iron and Metal V
SO p. c. to hold good until ich
Tisks are rerated under schedule now
in course of revision.
2. Colleges and School Buildings
in protected towns and cities unless
same have been rated under the May
3904 special schedule 25 p. c. to
take effect at once and hold good un
til same are rerated under the sche
dule referred to.
3. Boot and Shoe Factories, un
sprinkled, if not rated under the
January 1906 schedule 4 0 p. c. to
take effect at once and hold good un
til so rated.
4. Paper Mills to be advanced
B0 p. c. r
5. Churches in protected towns
and cities unless rated under the
Bchool House Shedule, should be ad
vanced 20 p. c.
6. Terminal Elevators and Con
tents 20 p. c. to hold good until
same are rerated under schedule now
In course of reviation.
7. Flouring Mills to be advanced
JO p. c.
8. Furniture, Chair, Coffin, Pia
lo and Billiard Table Factories, un-
lprlnkled, to be advanced 15 p. c
9. Summer Hotels to be advanced
!5 p. c.
10. Saw Mills to be advanced 15
c. to hold good until rated under
:hedule now in course of revision.
11. Stocks of merchandise in
rick and frame buildings to be ad-
( Special Correspondence) j
Indianapolis, June 28. Fassett A.!
Cotton, State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, has just completed
the June apportionment of the school
funds of the State, showing that the
amount apportioned at this semi-annual
settlement amounts to $1,254,
952. This is a per capita apportion
ment of $1.G2, or one cent greater
than it was at the corresponding time
last year. The report shows, also,
that 774,662 boys and girls between
the ages of six and twenty-one are
in the State.
While the above sum is the amount
realized for the general apportion
ment, there is an additional sum of
$53,832.98 that appears in the state
ment, for the first time. This is the
amount that was realized from the
six mills levy to be devoted to those
schools that are not able to mantain
the mimimum six months term that
is required by law. This amount was
taken from the regular apportion
ment, in accordance with the law
passed by the last Legislature.
Of the total amount of mony re
ceived into the common school fund,
$1,304,372.57 was received from the
regular 'eleven cent levy, the $53,
832. 9S from the six mill levy and
the balance $6, 849.70 from miscel
aneous sources, such as forfeitures,
fines, etc.
vanced 20 p. c. This advance does
not apply in 4th. and 5th. class towns
which are now receiving consider
ation. The letter adds: It should be no
ted that advances do not apply to
risks equipped with an approved sys
tem of sprinklers."
Last evening a telephone call came
from Calumet Ave. and Sibley St.
asking the police to disperse the
crowd of roysterers that was mak
ing life miserable for Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Beecher who were married
yesterday. When the police arrived
they decided that the efforts of the
crowd to felicitate Mr. and Mrs".
Beecher were too strenous and dis
persed it.
Enterprising Manufacturer Of Farm
Machinery Now Has a New and
Successful Device for Killing Bugs
and Preventing Blight.
Otto Knoezer works along in a
quiet way; he doesn't throw much
dust into the air. You would not
know he was at the head of one of
the most promising industries in the
city unless you should happen to see
him with one of his yellow inven
tions in the street. But Utto is do
ing things every day. Besides keep
ing busy filling orders for his new
potato diggius; machine he finds time
to make other useful devices every
once in a while.
His latest is a potato bug killer.
You don't pay Otto two dollars for
a couple of blocks that the impostor
claims are sure death to the bugs
that get between them and you
don't go out into the garden with a
sprinkling can and spend weary
hours making life unbearable for the
striped inhabitants of the potato
You just hitch Nell up to a "ma
chine that looks like a sulky with
a barrel strapped to it and the air
is soon filled with a poisonous mist
that settles on the foliage of the po
tato plant and denaturizes it, a food
for bugs.
Four rows are sprinkled at a time
and it is said a field can be covered
much more economically in one
fourth of the time usually spent.
Otto's machine will also sprinkle
the vines with chemicals that pre
vent blight and rot.
air. ana 3irs. ivmgweii in com
pany with Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Eldridge, a bride and groom from
Brockton, Mass., will take an ex
tended trip to Yellowstone Park, vis
iting Salt Lake City, Denver, the
Garden of the Gods and other points
of interest while they are sojourning
in the West.
Pair of gold Spectacles . Recovered
and Await the Arrival of Owner
at This OfficeT :
A young lady living in Whiting
went to the Lake Front park last
Saturday evening in company with
i number of other young people of
that city and of Hammond. After
they had been there a little time
someone proposed that they play
some games, which they did. The
young lady in question ordinarily
wears glasses but when the party
started to play "ring-round-a-rosie"
and "blind man's bluff" she removed
her spectacles and she "thinks she
put them in her blouse." Soon
after this the party went over to
Hammond and when she looked for
her glasses they were not to be
Oiv Monday afternoon this young
lady was on the same car that took
i representative of The Lake County
Times to Whiting with a load of pa
pers to distribute to the residents
of that place when it occurred to
her that "maybe an 'ad' in this paper
would help me find my glasses."
The carrier said he had no doubt it
would help some and wrote out the
advertisement on the spot. The
notice appeared in the paper the
next evening and yesterday a young
lady of Hammond, who "doesn't
want any reward and is more
afraid of having her name in the
paper, brought the spectacles to
this office, saying she had picked
them up in Robertsdale park Sunday
afternoon. When the young lady
of Whiting sees this in the paper
she will please come and get her
property as we do not know her
name or address.
Hammond Man Knows Thaw.
John D. Smalley, city comptroller,
is taking considerable interest in
the sensational Henry K. Thaw inur
der case for the reason that he
knew the father of the young man
who is so deeply in trouble and
while in the employ of the Pennsyl
vania railroad in Pittsburg, Mr.
Smalley very frequently saw young
Thaw himself.
The young murderer is described
as a fast young fellow who never did
a lick of work m his life. He says
his great hobby was to give dinners
to his friends and eating seemed to
be his chief delight in life.
His companions were actresses
and, in this way he met Miss Evelvn
Nesbitt and married her.
Madam Gamschae spent the after
noon in Hammond.
"Well, aon, whnt are you going to do
George .McKowan .Thinks
Somebody Attempted to
Murder Him
Alleged Victim of Deadly Plan Speaks
Mysteriously of Bitter
Did somebody try to assassinate
George McKowan or, was somebody
fooling with a pistol?
McKowan is a painter and lives at
842 Summer St.
Shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday
night a 38 caliber bullet crashed
through the clapboards, laths, plast
er ana wan paper inio me living
room of the McKowan domicile.
The hole it made, was close to the
side of a window which assumably !
was the target of the man behind
the gun.
The missile was badly spent after
tearing through the wall, but it had
enough force left to tear the strings
off a mandolin that was reclining
with artistic carelessness against
the opposite wall.
The Man or the Mandolin?
The police who have taken up the
case are puzzled over the question as
to whether the supposed assassin had
designs on the man or the mandolin.
Mr. McKowan's 'son-in-law who
was sitting near the window saw a
flash and then peering into the dark
ness saw a man running away. The
trail was lost in the noise and smoke
of the 10:15 Nickel Plate train which
was thundering by at the time.
There was no sleep for the Mc
Kowan household that night.
Mr. McKowan when seen this
morning expressed the belief that the
shot was fired with intent to murder
him. He admitted having an enemy
whose bitterness towards him might
prompt him to attempt assassination
but he refused to mention the name
or what the cause of the enmity was.
The police are said to be in posses
sion of the name of the suspect but
they are equally reticent.
Continued warm and generally
fair: weather tonight and Friday ex
cept possibly local thunder storms.
-Triggs in New York Press.
Bernice Chapman Daughter of En-
giiieer, While "Playing"' in Vacant
Lot Meets with Mishap which May
Prove Fatal.
Bernice Chapman the ten year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
F. Chapman of 262 Sohl street is in
a dying condition at her home from
burns she received yesterday after
noon while playing with a bonfire.
, The little girl it is said was play
ing with a number of other children
around a bon fire which they had
built in an empty lot near the cor
ner of Sohl and Sibley streets. The
children had been taking turns in
jumping over the fire and little Ber
nice did not hesitate when it came
her turn.
She ran and stumbled falling Into
the fire. Her clothes ignited imme
diately immediately and were fan
ned to a blaze in a minute. The
little sufferer screamed for help
which however reached her too late
to save her from disastrous results.
Neighbors who had heard the screams
of the burned girl and her playmates
carried her to her home. Dr. Luke
Kelly was summoned to administer
medical aid wrhich however may be
useless as she was too badly burned
Her back and limbs were literally
baked to a crisp.
Her father who is a railroad en
gi nee r -was -absent from the home at
the time of the accident and the
mother was busied with her house
hold work. The father did not learn
of his daughter's mishap until he
reached home in the evening.
The children who were playing
with Bernice at the fire were dura
founded when they saw their play
mate's condition and at the time were
unable to tell a coherent story. But
today they have made .repeated in
quiries about her condition.
The accident took place about four
o'clockand is the first one of any se
riousness since .the school vacation
began. .
Big North End Charivari.
About two hundred well wishing
friends of Miss Mary Newman, who
is now Mrs. Robert Evans, gathered
about the North Hohman street
home of the bride and sought to
show their delight at the happy con
summation of the affair by a rendi
tion of the "rusty canna." The
bride and groom acknowledged the
compliment gracefully and then dis
appeared into the house.
Raymond Brennan has returned
from Minnesota where he had been
looking after his farm interests.
The condition of Mrs. Norris, who
was ejected by the police from a
tumble down cottage on State street,
became even more pitiable as the
hours of the night passed by."
About 9 o'clock E. L. Short ridge,
who lives next door to the unfortu
nate woman, called up the police and
asked if something could not be
done to prevent her suffering during
the night.
At the time it was raining heavily
and the poor old woman was in a
sorry plight. She still iusisted upon
remaining in the street surrounded
by the few of her worldly possessions
that remained.
In response to the call for assist
ance, Chief Rimbach went person
ally to see what could be done.
A tarpaulin was secured ' form
Golden Bros, .and spread over the
furniture. The chief then tried to
persuade the woman to go to the po-
ice station for the night but the de
mented unfortunate obstinately re
fused and so she was allowed -to
have her way.
She gathered together the few
dirty, torn quilts and blankets, the
only bedding she possessed, and after
pulling them together in an open
space under the canvas, she made
this her bed for the night.
The matter will be brought to
the attention of the township trus
tee Richard Schaff today and shelter
will either be found for the old
woman, or she will be sent to the
poor house.
Hammond Base Ball Association to
Assist in Celebration of Indepen
dence Day at that City. ,
tThe Hammond Base Ball Associa
tion is to assist in the Fourth of July
celebration at LaPorte and, in con
sequence, is to run an excursion to
that place on the Fourth. The train
will leave the Nickle Plate station
in Hammond at 7:0G a. m. The fare
for the round trip will be $1.25 and
the tickets will be good on any train
going to LaPorte on July 4th. and
good on any train returning on that
day or the day following, July 5th.
The celebration at LaPorte is to
be an old-time affair, some of the
features of which are to be a mer
chant's parade, a baloon ascension,
horse and foot races and all kinds of
amusements, including a ball game
between the Hammond team and the
crack LaPorte nine, which recently
gave the Gunther's of Chicago a 1
to 3 rub. These attractions, toget
her with Pine Lake and its beautiful
resorts,, are well worth the trip and
no one wishing to have a glorious
Fourth should miss it.
Special arrangements have been
made with Lake Shore for extra
coaches on their trains, that all may
be comfortably accomodated. Tic
kets will be on sale at Milligan's
cigar store and the Wells-Fargo Ex
press office on and after June 30th.
All are invited and a good time is
guaranteed. 6-28-4t
Local Members of State Board of
Health Urged to Do their Duty in
their Own Territory.
Hammond may prepare itself for
inspection. Members of the board
of health of the various cities are in
Indianapolis for two days to receive
instructions on inspection from Dr
J. N. Hurty secretary of the state
board of health.
Dr. T. W. Kohr of Robertsdale who
is a member for the Hammond of
state board of health went to In
dianapolis this morning to attend the
It is understood that the State
health authorities are taking a very
active interest in the meat situation
and are doing a great deal of work
along a quiet line. The contention
is, however, that each officer can his
duty, locally, there would be no statr
trouble. This is the message that
Dr. Hurty is going to impress the
physicians with.
Walter Sohl spent the day in the
Petitions Filed for Gravel
Improvements Estim
ated at $275,000 '
Lake County to Have Finest Systea
of Drive Ways in Northern
(Special Correspondence)
Crown Point, Indiana, June. 28.
James M. Bradford, "father of
gravel roads" in Lake county, is
seeing the realization" of .the .plana he
had in view for the county when he
first put in a few miles in Hobart
township which have been added to
until we now have over, two hun
dred miles of finely graveled road3
and more is at' hand.'
There are now seventeen petitions
for gravel roads under considera
tion by the board of commissioners
and these will be taken up at the
next' mooning of the board which
will be held on Monday, July 2nd.
.The following is a summary of tho
petitions with an approximate esti-
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"Father of Gravel Roads" who Built
first roads in Hobart Township
mate of the cost and the number
of miles of road to be constructed:
Hobart township, petitioned for.
by A. J. Swanson and others, lO'a
miles, probable cost, $55,000. .
North, Calumet, Ross and St.
Johns townships:
1. Peter J. Beiriger and others.
petitioners township line road, 1
miles, probable cost, $7,500.
2. A. Triplett, et al., petitioners,
township raod line, 2 vi miles, prob
able cost, $12,000. .
Winfield township
1. Dave Stewart, et al., petition-,
ers, 6i miles, probable cost, $25,
000. 2. William Beach, et al., peti
tioners, 22 miles, probable cost,
Hanover township
1. Fred Mandernach, et al. peti
tioners, 'Jl'2 miles, probable cost,.
Ross township
1. Fred Kreuter, et al., petitioners
mile, cost, $3,000.
2. Frank Halfman, et al., peti
tioners, 1S03 feet, no estimate,
tioners, s; mile, cost, $2,000.
3. M. Ilurlburt, et tJ., petition
ers, 2 miles, cost, $10,300.
4. Alfred Phillips, et al., peti
tioners, 14 miles, cost, $7,000.
Cedar Creek township
1. Neil Brown, et al., petitioners,
2i miles, probable cost, $15,000.
2. Henry Worley, et al., peti
tioners, No. 1, 2 miles, probable
cost, $8,000.
Z. Henry Worley, et al., peti
tioners, No. 2, u, mile, cost, $2,000.
Cedar Creek and West Creek, town
ships Grant Hayden, et al., petitioners.
3 13 miles, no estimate.
(Continued on p.ge 2.).
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