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VOL. I, NO. 11.
HAMMOND, INDIANA FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1906 ONE CENT PER COPY. HIGH WINDS BREAK WAVE Blistering Heat Gives Way to Storm of Cyclonic Proportions BELIEF COMES Ifl HUD FORM Workmen Prostrated on Scaffold and at Bench and Babies Suffer Yesterday morning at 7 o clock it looked as though it was going to be ,t .-,,,... u hot. At 9 o'clock it besan to be . , , i . , x not. At II OCIOCK n was not, ail . in J. O ClOCu 11. wa.a iiuiuci tn unjr uui. and at 2 o'clock all the superlatives in the language had been exhausted in describing the weather and by 4 O'clock words were being borrowed from the language of the lower reg ions In order to give even an idea of the result of Old Sol's focusing his rays on Hammond and vicinity They say it was hot in Chicago but the Chicagoans had the lake nearby while in Hammond the best we could do was to find a shady nook near the lagoon at Harrison park Fortunately there were no heat prostrations in the vicintiy al though some attribute John Collins' death at Gary to overheating. During the afternoon hundreds of women ana children sougnt reuei from the heat in a car ride to tbp Lake Front park. Others tireVat by a trying day's work were con tented to spend the afternoon and evening iathe nearby, breathing spots. It is estimated that there were at least four hundred people in Central park alone during the early part of last evening. In other parts of town where the It i. II xl t people aia not avau uiemvts oi Haskell Brands, one of the faith the cooling breezes of the park, h3- ful Lake Couty Times bovs, dined dreds of men, women and children sat On their porches or on the ground and waited for their sleep ing rooms to cool enough to be come endurable. If this weather continues until Saturday night and Sunday there will be such an exodus from the city as has never been seen before. Local observations show the tem perature to have reached the maxi mum of 9 4 degrees yesterday after noon at 3 o'clock One of the first victims of the ex cesslve heat is I'lniip jacooson, a peddler Jiving at 326 State street, Who was suddenly prostrated while unloadmg garden truck from a car this morning. Dr. Pannenborg was called and the unconscious man was removed to the hospital. A terrific wind storm blew across the city from the West this after noon and releived the suffering of the hundreds of people who were swelt ering in a temperature of 90 degrees Farenheit. In the Southern portion of the city the storm reached almost cy clonic velocity but the damage was only slight. Later on the oppressive humidity of the atmosphere was re leived bj a downpour of rain that soon cooled, the blistering pave- nients, and clarified the murky at- mosphere. THEY MET IN OKLAHOMA Mr. W. H. Harrison and P. G Ibach two Hammond citizens met un der rather peculiar cirsumstances away out in Oklahoma. Mr. Harrison was at his desk when a man leaned over and asked if he knew him. It took two guesses, but finally Harrison pronounced the stranger Mr. Ibach and there was an exchange of Ham mond hand shakes. Mr. Ibach is out West selecting a route for a new railroad that is be- ing put through the South West. Mr. Harrison was informed that Mrs. Ibach who has been with her husband during his three weeks stay In Durant, Oklahoma will leave soon for a trip to Texas. ir you are thinking or taking a vacation be sure and call up F. N Hickok, agent of the Wabash. Phone 2761. We have got special inducements. some MRS. JENNIE ETHERIDGE WINS FROM K. 0. T. M. Jury Allows her full Value of Policy and Adds $150 Interest. .Husband is Thought Dead The case of Jennie Etheridge against the K. O. T. M. was closed yesterday in the Superior court be fore special Judge Hanly of Rens selaer. The jury was out for a half hour and returned with a verdict in favor of Mrs. Etheridge, allowing her $1,000 death benefit and $150 in teres t W. Otto Etheridge the husband of the plaintiff was a member of the Whiting tent K. O. T. M. and two years ago disappeared and no trace has been found of him since. At the time of his disappearance he was a member in good standing Mrs. Etheridge claimed the death benefit which the K. O. T. M. pro tested on the ground that no good : i I, ,1 v i i , the case for Mrs. Etheridge ard woa . 4- the full amount of the face of the nnn . IVViX x,uvv, ucmucs au luieiesi ANANIAS BAKER NOMINATED Logansport, Ind., June 2S. Ana nias Baker of Fulton County was re nominated by the Republicans for joint representative of Cass and Ful ton Counties this afternoon, winning f-om John P. Martin of Walton by z. narrow margin. Alonzo Hoffman of Fulton withdrew his candidacy. Baker became conspicuous during the last Legislature by exhibiting $100 said to have been offered by O. A Baker, lobbyist for the Tobacco Trust for his vote. As a result of this denunciation O. A. Baker became a fugitive and the anti-cigarette bill a law. EAST CHICAGO NOTES Mr. C. C. Smith and family are vi siting relatives In Middleville, Mich igan. Mr. Smith will return Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. James Cadman and Mr. and Mrs. George DJxon spent Wednesday at Sans Souci Park. The Magnolia Club meets with Mrs. Ross July 6th. with his grandmother in the city to day. The Ladies' Social Union of the M. E. Church took , an outing in Lin coln Park today, and will stop off at the White City till the last car home. Last evening as the boys were pas- papers to the men in the Inter-State, they were ordered to leave and quit I the practice. The only reason assign ed for such action was that the men were reading too much and that the mill is not a library. The men have been eager to get the Lake County Times, and they read it only during rest Iieriods. so it in no wav inter- feres with their work. The Lake County Ice and Cold stor age company will be ready for bus iness next week. They will manu facture about 25 tons of ice per day. All members of East Chicago Lodge No. 677 I. O. O. F. are requested to meet at lodge hall at 1:30 p. m., Sunday. July 1st., to participate in memorial exercises to be held at Hammond Cemetery. Sojourning brothers especially, invited. All members of Miriam Lodge No 407 are requested to meet at lodge hall at 1:30 p. m. Sunday to take part in the exercises at the ceme tery at Hammond. Looking For Trouble The Chesterton Tribune ball team would like to get a game with Ham mond's team, and also one with the Valparaiso Standards before the sum mer is over. The boys think they can make it interesting for both of these teams, and this is another way of saying that our boys think they can put up a pretty good game of ball. They want a few more weeks of practice yet, however, before they tackle these semi-professionals.- Chesterton Tribune. SUPREME COURT MINUTES. 5S09. Oak Hill Cemetery Co. vs Albert A. Wells. Lake C. C. Affirm ed. Robinson, C. J. THE WEATHER Continued warm and generally I fair to-night and Saturday except probably local thunder storms. , .rlfBW Mi v m i aVAA'w.'A-' lklx Miff J74Kw f J? MTtAJ J rv ..BlJ And KEEP MARRIAGE LICENSE THREE YEARS, THEN MARRY. Mr. Hopp Gets License July 20, 1903, But Miss Kern did Not Become His Wife Until Today. .Wait .till the clouds roll by Jen nie" was what Mr. Hopp very likely said to Miss Kern once upon a time. For although b.e bought a marriage license July 20, 1903, he did not "cash it in" until yesterday. Justice Jordan of the local justice court, was somewhat surprised as he looked over his spectacles at a smiling young couple and then at a license dated three years ago. But the judge evidently thought the conplo constant if nothing else, and so the marriage vows were made and the young couple went their way to gether. MRS. N0RRIS GETS A HOME Mrs. Lizzie Norris of East State St. who was put out of the house she had been occupying as was told n Wednesday evening's Times is to be provided for by Trustee Richard Schaff, Jr. Dick was down from Ro bertsuale this morning looking after the case and has made arrangements whereby Mrs. Xorris will move into another house. She will pay half the rent herself and half will be borne by the township. The last two nights Mrs. Norris has secured shelt er with the neighbors while the po lice have watched her goods which have remained in the street. On the occasion of her eighteenth birthday anniversary, twenty friends of Miss Anna Hepp surprised her by calling at her home, 534 Truman avenue. The evening was spent with games and music and refreshments were served. Miss Mattie Hunter of Hopkins- ville, Ind. formerly of Hammond, has won a scholarship good in any state institution. She is undecided as yet which school she will attend, probably the Indiana University at Bloomington. Mesdames J. H. Kasper, Aug. Tesch, William Bartel and Chas. Frederick went to South Chicago last evening to attend the commence ment exercises of the South Chicago high school. They went at the in vitation of Miss Maydelle Griesel, one of the graduates who formerly lived in Hammond. All authorized carriers of THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES are pro vided with printed blanks for re ceipting subscriptions See that your receipt is on the printed blank and is properly signed. Subscribe for the Lake County Times. Today's Weather Forecast: Continued warm and fair. here's what we're up against! SHIER DROWNS I GRAND CALUMET Kegewisch Mar with Two Companions Took even ing Bath. CARPENTER FILLS FIFTY FEET Lines is taken to St. Margarets Hos pital Where his Chances of Re covery an cl.ini Two accidental cases in which one man was drowned and a second fa tally injured were recorded in Hege wisch within the past hours. Clyde F. Johnson a carbuilder lies in the morgue of Gustave Korthaus, his body having been taken out of the Grand Calumet river last evening Johnson with two of his friends went to the river bank to take a bath. The three men were in the water for some time and decided to remain for a longer when Johnson gave a scream and disappeared. His friends know ing that he was a good swimmer did not heed him, thinking he was jok ing. When he did not appear after the average time of a dive they grew anxious and searched the spot where he had gone under. After some time Found After 20 Minutes spent in searching, one of them dress ed hurriedly and ran toward town to call police. When the latter arri ved they finally found the body which was rigid from cramps the man was dead but in his hands he was still holding mud from the river bottom that he had grasped in his death agony. Johnson wat 24 years old and was in Hegewisch without relatives, his former home having been at Hun tington, West Virginia. The coro ner's inquest was held this afternoon. A brother of the drowned man is ex pected to arrive from Huntington tonight. Man Falls Fifty Feet Olize Larson a carpenter in the car shops at Hegewisch became en tangled in timbers on the roof on "srhich he was working and fell to the ground a distance of 50 feet. His fellow workers who saw the bodv as it was turning over and over in the air ran to the spot and expected to pick him up, a dead man. He was stll alive but so badly mutilated that he could be hardly recognized. He was removed to St. Margarets hos pital his recovery is not expected. Larson is 35 years old and unmarried. lA Thorndike in Philadelphia Press. CHAPMAN CHILD DIES OF EON FIRE INJURIES. Death Ends Intense Suffering of Child who While Playing Fell into Burning Pile of Rubbish. Eernice CJiapman,.the. 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence G. Chapman of 262 Sohl street, died this morning of injuries received by falling into a fire built by herself and playmates in a vacant lot near her home on Wednesday. The best of medical attention was unavailing and death put n end to the little one's intense suffering this, morning. Bernice was the second of five chil dren. 'IMMORTAL J. N. DEAD. OFTEN VISITED HAMMOND. Queer Character Known Over the United States Never Paid Hotel Eills or Car Fare Once Brilliant Lawyer. The "Immortal J. N." .is dead. He was a character known the length and breadth of the land because of the fact that he never paid hotel bills or car fare. The story of his li.fe is most re markable. Many yea-5 a) t'ie "Im mortal Jl X." whose re'il name is J. N Bee, Wis one of the most brilliant lawyers :n Ohio. He ouci defended a man charged with murder and the matter so af fected him that he lost his mind. lie traveled irom piace to piace tor years ana was a conspicuous character wherever he went, then the authorities placed him in un insane asylum and he died there few days ago. "J. X. has been in Hammon-1 on several occasions ana a great many people remember him well. EAST CHICAGO REACHES OUT. East Chicago is growing ambiti ous and is reaching out for territory tier covetuous gaze is directed to-1 ward the rapildy growing town of Grasselli which lies toward the south on the river. But Grasselli has ambitions of her own and resents the assumption of East Chicago that the chemical town could be swallowed at a single gulp. Therefore, the citizens of Grasselli are remonstrating against the action of East Chicago in annexing them and they expect to block the plan. A remonstrance of 75 per cent of the people is necessary but Grasselli ' claims to be there with the goods. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos eph Mucha of East Chicaogo was buried here this morning at Holy Cross cemetery by undertaker Stew art. The infant died yesterday morn ing. 9W ASSESSMENT EEVIEW OF FAYETTE STREET PROPERTY Certain Property Owners Releived of Burden of Abnormal Levy Nickel Secures No Reduction. The city of Hammond was hit for $1,691.05 in a decision handed down by Judge McClure of Anderson in which certain property owners were exempted from paying part of an ab normally high assessment on Fayette street. The Nickle Plate railroad one of the principal complainants failed to secure any reduction of the $6,S42. assessed against it, while there were many property owners who did not even ask for relief who had their as sessment reduced materially. The amount the city will have to pay is in addition to the $1,775.81 already assessed against it for cross walks and alley projections. Those who had their assessments reduced were: The Fred Miller Brewing Co. $933. to $S00. Wm. O. Johnson, M. M. Towle Peter W. Meyn Walter W. Sohl Hilma O. Sigler John Kamp Susan M. Volt Mary A. Schutz Karl I. Nock 3S8.75 to $300. 404.30 to 325 404.30 to 325. 389.75 to 275 373.20 to 260 373.20 to 260 326.55 to 250 295.45 to 200 373.20 to 250 Caroline Linz 373.20 to 260 373. 20 to 250. Foster E. Haslett eter Reinert 373.20 to 260 All other lots will be assessed as they were- originally. REILLEY MAKES EXTENSIONS. Ex-Mayor Pat Reilley has made numerous extensions and improve ments to his new laundry and now las a plant with every facility for turning out high class work. A trip through the plant reveals many fine new pieces of machinery some of them recent inventions that do their work quickly and thorough- y with a minimum amount of labor The collar ironer Is one of the abor savers. The collars are first roned flat and then run through machine that moistens the face where they are folded. Then they are fed into a device that folds them into the proper shape and finishes them perfectly. The moistening of fold in the collar prevents cracking and breaking and makes the collars last a great deal longer. Other devices such as the shirt Ironer, the mangier ana tne centri fugal evaperator, complete the equip ment. The Sanitary laundry em ployes thirteen people. WHITING HARD HIT BY STORM. Big Blow Smashes Windows and Does Considerable Damage To Other Property. The storm that blew up from the West this afternoon was especially severe at Whiting. The Hornecker Motor Manufact uring Co. on Indiana Boulevard suf fered most from the fury of the wind. An awning blew against the front of the building and smashed five plate glass windows estimated to cost $250. The loss was covered by insurance. Short time ago while this came awn ing was being put up one of the win do ws was breken so the loss today makes a total of six windows within o week. A window was also broken In the grocery store of M. A. Balla on New York Ave. There were several chimneys blown down and considerable damage done to telephone and telegraph wires in the city. The fire department made a short run to the home of John Rentch on Schrage Ave where a fire was start ed because of a defective flue. The firemen had no difficulty in subduing the names and the loss was incon sequential. The Chorus Club of this place will give a concert the evening of July 10th, and will produce the cantata, "The Rose Maiden." This cantata is one of the most melodious and pleasing ever written, and a treat 13 in store for those attending. The local talent will be assisted by four t loists from Chicago, and two tenors from Hammond will also lend their assistance. Crown Point Star. The Hammond Lutheran Band played at the Hobart Lutheran schoo picnic today which was held at the home of Theodore Rossow northwest of Hobart. GETS OPTION 0 CHURCH SITE St. John Lutheran Church is to be moved from its Present site CONGREGATION GETS $2,500 Chicago Lake Shore & Sauth Bend People Ready to Present IHinoia . Central Franchise At the next session of the council Messrs Ilanna and Meyers will lay their petition for their IHinols Cen tral franchise before the board. Tha franchise for the right of way for a street car track has already beea granted the company but Its repre sentatives now claim that in order to make their contract good .with the mond for the Illinois Central. J. H. Hanna, president of tha Lake Shore and South Bend railway Illinois Central people they must secure a franchise east h Hammond for the Illinois Central, company with his attorney. Mr. Meyer, today closed the last tenta tive agreement for their prospective right of way for the Illinois Central cut off through Hammond, , . The deal was made with the trus tees of the St. Johannes German Lutheran church and was wound up in the council chambers before the board of public work3 between Messrs Hanna and Meyers and E. E. Ulrich the church trustee. Wjive Leimbagh treasurer and Her . jTT Ioff collector In the church. -Better Site Insured The principal features in the deal are: ' " " That the buildings now standing on the four church lots be moved away, and that two of the lots go to the company for which they prm Ise to pay $2,500. Although the church representa tives tried to hold out for $2,800, they accepted the terms of the com pany, feeling assured that should the property have been condemned, it would not realize $2,500. Between Trains Too late for the 3:10 Voliva says Zlon City needs a' million dollars to put It on its feet. A million dollars would put your uncle Dudley on stilts. The Chicago Journal says that news about the powder trust should go on the Woman's page. Some wo men look as if they got their toilet nformation from the colored sup plement. WITH THE EDITORS Nine trusts are now on the rack as the result of the activity of the attorney-general of the United States. When Bryan gets back to his native land he will find most of his thunder " stolen away. Craw- fordsvllle Journal. Mayor Dunne's removal of Chief Campion from the office of chief of the fire department of Chicago has resulted in the raising of rates by the insurance companies. His act was a purely personal one, ostensibly" based on refusal to obey some fool orders of the mayor. When the mayor was a judge he was a reason ably modest and inoffensive citizen, but his head swelled when he was nominated for mayor, and when he was elected it come near the burst ing point. POLES TO THE PEN. Three Poles who recently convicted of manslaughter In were con- nection with a free for all light at East Chicago, were taken to Mich igan City today by Sheriff Daugherty The fourth man convicted was under 30, and was sent to Jeffersonville for Incarceration. Subscribe for the Lake CoLntj Tines. i - i