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In Social Circles
Master Robert Mott has Charles
Law of Chicago as his guest.
Mlas Dorothy Crumpacker Is vis
iting relatives in Valparaiso.
Mrs. R.'S. Groman is expected
home today from South Bend.
Mrs. Ira Dici Vinson attended a
luncheon in Chicago yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Saur are
spending the week-end in Dyer.
and a few friends at whist this after
noon at the Hotel Carleton.
Mrs. , Hunt of Franklin. Ky., . is
visiting Dave Hunt, Will Harring
ton and the Stinsons, who are all
relatives of hers in this city.
Mrs. McAleer and Mrs. Shortridge
went to Cedar Lake this morning
and will be joined by W. J. McAleer
and E. L. Shortridge Saturday.
State Institution at Michigan City
Cares For 785 Inmate:
te.t upen harmonizing their acta
the exact spirit of the. laws, the
ent managers at Michigan City have
accomplished all that can be achieved
In this branch of their work with the
exceedingly meager alIowar.ce cf
$G,OOG which the legislature has plac
ed in their hands for the purpose
YET IS ALMOST SELF SUSTAINING the Nation ra coasisTed of
Mrs. Eugene Cooper and baby and
Lillian Borman, will go to Bloom
ingdale, Mich, tomorrow to spend a
month with Mrs. Cooper's parents.
Miss Marlon - Deming Is entertain
ing Miss Josie Porter of Rensselaer.
Misses Ida Erhardt and Lucille
Trout spent the day with friends in
St. John.
Mrs. M. Ruhstadt and daughter
Fannie visited friends in Chicago
this afternoon.
i Mr. and Mrs. Ralin and their
Haughter Mary, are going to Os
wego, N. Y., July 1.
A. G. Slocome was In Hammond
this morning on his way to Lowell
to spend' the week-end. -
Sister, Rartbolmew ,of St.. , John.,
was the gue3t of the Sisters of the
local hospital last night.
Bert Scott, 340 Plummer avenue,
received word today of the death of
his Bister in Southern Illionis.
All authorized carriers of THE
Tided with printed blanks for re
ceipting subscriptions See that
your receipt is on the printed blank
and is properly signed.
Mesdamea H. F. Meikle and E. A.
Mee saw "The Clansman" at Mc
yickers yesterday evening. '
Miss Frances Hutton will go to
Grand Rapids, Mich. Tuesday for a
month's visit with her uncle.
Mrs. M. Mahoney returned to
Cedar Lake today after spending
a few days with her daughter Irene.
W. F. Whlnery leaves next Tues
day for El Reno. Oklahoma.
There will be four excursions on
the Monon to Cedar Lake Sunday.
Mr and Mrs. Joseph Scherr of
Whiting ' were in Hammond this
morning to be the guest of her son.
Miss Mary Neff went to her home
in WarBaw, Ind. tliis morning to
spend the summer with her mother.
vaarJriisters of the north , side
Bchool went to the home in Lafay
ette today, to spend their vacation.
Mrs. Mary Malo and daughter of
Michigan avenue, will leave Sunday
for an extended visit in Detroit and
Mrs. J. W. Sawyer, 4 6 Clinton
street, had the members - of the
Marquette Club- as her guests this
The social given by the Deborah
Bortety of the Christian church last
evening in -Harrison park was well
Mesdames W. J. McAleer and E.
i T CM X J , . . li .
Duuriri'nje aim uaugaiers went
down to Cedar Lake last evening for
a few days visit.
Miss Wood went to Detroit to
"visit her sister and after a short
stay will leave for her home at Har
hor 13eacb, Mich.
Mrs. Charles Hohman will be
hoBteiitf to. the Evening Whist club
this evening at her home, 389 South
Hohman street.
Miss Elizabeth Garrison, who has
been entertained by Miss Mary lbach
returned to her hom in llushville,
111., this morning.
Miss Rose Summers returned to
her home in St. Joe Mo., today. Miss
Bertha Maleitzki accompanied her
as far as Chicago.
Mrs. Catherine Ahles returned to
her honuj in Brunswick after spend
ing a few days at the home of her
son Albert Maack.
Mr. and, Mrs- Hervon and children
will leave Saturday morning for
Monroe. Mich., where they will
spend the summer.
Miss May Atwood who has been
visiting her sUter Mrs. Charles
Sherard. returned to her home in
Lowell this morning.
Mrs. Abe Mrks is the guest of
friends at Ft. Wayne. Mr. Marks
will join her tomorrow. They will
return after the Fourth.
Miss Lillian Krinbili went to
Cedar Lake this morning to join the
teachers of the Oliver ioldsmith
school of Chicago at a picnic today.
Miss Anna Stephenson of Ora, Ind.
who has been the guest of her sister
Mrs. W. C. Harrington, went to Chi
cago this afternoon for an extended
Mr. and Mrs. Du Frane with their
son Leon and daughter Ruth and the
baby will take an excursion July 1,
to Oswego, N. Y., and other eastern
This afternoon Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Paxton and baby and Mrs. Paxton's
mother, Mrs. Cosgrove, went to
Delevan Lake, where Mr. Paxton
has rented a cottage for a month.
Mr. McCall, the attorney for the
U. S. Steel Co., was in the city today.
R. L. Miller went to Crown Point
this morning on real estate business.
The master Mason degree will be
conferred upon Karl Griffiin tonight.
- The Hammond Saengerbund held
its weekly meeting last evening at
Chopin Hall.
John Elam, ex-revenue collector
and now postmaster of Valparaiso,
was in the city yesterday on busi
ness. '
Undertaker Chas. Neidow was call
ed to Dalton. today to assist his fa
ther there in the embalming of Mrs
Warren Smith, at one time the
cashier of the First National bank of
this city, was in the city today met
ing some of his old friends.
Frank Stuart, who was local
freight agent of the Lake Shore rail
road at South Chicago, has accepted
a position with the Indiana Harbor
railroad and will move his family
The students of the local Chicago
Business College are enjoying a ten
days vacation. The school will re
open on July 5 although a number
of the students will take up their
work again on the 2nd.
Jesse J. Smith, an old Hammond
resident, has been in the city re
newing old acquaintances . Mr
Smith is in charge of the night trick
of Western Uniion operators in Chi
cago. He has about 150 men under
While Dr. E. F. Fowler of Chicago
was driving from that city to Ham
mond yesterday his horse stumbled
and was severly injured. Dr. J. D
Ebright was called to attend the
animal while Dr. Fowler was com
pelled to return on the train.
Mi?s May Warner, who has been
the guest of Miss Ona Smally. 40
Doty street, leaves for her home in
Columbus Ind. tomorrow.
j Mrs. E. A. Meo is entertaining the
members of the Afternoon whist club
All authorized carriers of THE
vided with printed blanks for re
ceipting subscriptions See tha
your receipt is on the printed blank
and is properly signed.
BUY your fire-works at the 5 and
10 cent store. 6-26-lw.
It is estimated that the cataract of
Niagara is 31,000 years old. The height
of the falls was at one period 420 feet
It is now 160 feet.
nstead of Spoils System, Large Ex
pense to State, and Brutal Habits
of the Past, Reformatory Policies
Have Been Adopted, and Business
like and Economical Methods Char
acterize the Management.
Special Correspondence.
With an average daily count of 795
nmates, an average dally disburse
ment for all purposes of $342.15, and
an average daily earning for the stata
of $149.96, making the average net
(Special Correspondence)
Chicago, 111., June 29, 2 p. in.-
VHEAT opened firm in sympathy
Of with stronger markets abroad and a
nearly 1,500 men paroled there havo firmer tone in the coarse grain mar-
been less than 25 per cent of viola- kets. The advance was of little edi
tions, and by far the greater part of sequence, however, as it was taken
advantage of to sell wheat. The
r.ews from the southwest was of a
very bearish character. Predictions
of largfr returns from the wicter
wheat belt than any of the crop c
I erts have as yet estimated was one
of the most pronounced influences
infractions of the parole conditions
and not new crimes. With a larger
appropriation for supervision ihi3
showing would be vastly improved,
excellent as it now is.
Disastrous Fire in 1904.
By a disastrous fire occurring Sept
17, 1904, the prison lost three large
factory building. and the store-house,
together with supplies of ail kinds
sufficient to last six weeks. It is
worthy of note that throughout this
trying experience there was not the
slightest disorder among the inmates
and that a large number of them were
released in the yard to aid in fighting
(3ran& tPaubexntle
mmlv (Theatre.
Proprietor and Manager
that -caused the general se!lii.K ard
resulted in a decline of 2 cents prr
bushel in July and 1 '2 ctnU in
September; also the repoi from the
spring wheat district were not nearly
as gloomy as heretofore.
CORN. The market opened ex
tremely active and higher anc the
advance was well sustained until the
Week of June 25
The Original
the flames, which thAv ma assiduous- weakness became so apparent in
ly and cheerfully; a thing that would wheat. Then there was k. disposi-
cot per man of 24.48 cents per day
for the care and subsistence of the have been wholly impossible under tioii to take profits by the early buy
men and the maintenance, repair and
mprovement of the ground and build
ing, the Indiana State Prison at Mich-
gan Ctty may confidently submit to
any examination on the score of econ
omy in management. And when along
with this thexe is taken into consid
ration the remarkable advance there
to be seen in the methods employed
for the protection of society against
the ravages of crime, there Is just and
ample ground for profound pride
throughout the state.
The figures given are for the period
of two years ending Oct 31, 1904, the
date of the latest biennial report of
the Institution, and are calculated
from the following summary:
Tr. ending Tr. ending
Oct. 31. Oct. 31,
1903. 1904.
Disbursements.. $121,804.63 m,16MT
Darnings 52,259.83 51,089.87
Products of farm 3.094.33 8.031.30
The average dally population In 1803
was 774.58 men; in 1804, 795.S5 men.
Small Per Capita Expense.
For each inhabitant of Indiana there
te a yearly outlay of 2 cents for all
the purposes of the state prison; for
every $100 of taxable property within
the state there, 13 an annual contribu
tion of about half a penny for this In- j
stitution, containing 800 convicts, or !
one for every 3,250 persons in the
state. j
Remembering that every person is
threatened by crime constantly and
that nearly everyone is at some time
made a viotim of it in come form, this
seems to be an absurdly small price
to pay for ' the work that is accom
plished at Michigan City.
It is gratifying to know that em
inent prison experts from a number
of states and countries agree that the
Indiana penitentiary has in recent
years risen to the front rank among
penal institutions and has achieved a
Btandard of efficiency that is at this
time nowhere surpassed. If a greater
proportion of the people would take
less interest in the morbid and sen
sational aspects of prison life and
more in the true purposes for which
penal establishments are maintained,
public sentiment would substantially
hasten the approach toward com
pleter protection from criminal enter
prise. Sensible Polioies Adopted.
That so high a degree of efficiency
has been attained concurrently with
the practice of such economy as is ex
hibited in the foregoing figures is due
to the laws and policies inaugurated
and enforced since the administration
cf stato affairs was entrusted to the
Republican party by the elections of
1S94. The deadly blight of partisan
control has been eradicated from the
prison by the superior and representa
trre appointments of Governors Mount,
Durbin and Hanly under the law re
quiring non-partisan boards. The in
determinate sentence and parole laws
hav "been administered in a broad
and enlightened spirit for the good
m legime or Drutallty and favoritism ?r3. This effort caused a reaction to
that once prevailed. about yesterday's figures and closing!
New Buildings Erected. j was rather weak. The news from the
At about that time structural de- corn belt was of a character to Mim
fects began to. .be manifest in tha ulate buying of that cereal, but the
large and practically new building ! break in wheat was too severs for the I
containing the chapel, dining hall and 'ong holders.
kitchen, and these were of such char-1 OATS. Oats were again the most
acter as to be beyond remedy. At ; active feature of the coarser grain
the same time the prison population markets and the same la-ss ot buying!
had passed the capacity of the insti-" was in evidence today as heretofore,
tution and the problem of lodging the but it, like Corn, had to succi.mi) un
inmates was becoming very serious. der th depressJon of the other mar-
ine nre openec uie way ior im-; kets fo,iug. bare,y pte;ul)r at lbout
piuvemems mat werw mucu ueeueu, ... . - ., , ,
nit? iu cm ii iv.es ui nivr uaj.
7 People in all
15c - 20c - 25c
and appropriations were granted for
the construction of a modern cell
house, chapel, dining hall and kitchen.
Provisions. Again higher but the
edge was taken off the market after
83-82 7 8
High Low
83 Rl
S3 s 81 H
J'ne29 J'ne 28
81 VK K-ina
: 84 Via
85gn 87b
52 'a
58 to -H 52f'-?6 52'9
01 1 J
50 i
49 ?g
52' i b
50 'i
52 b
40'-'a 39Vs-39s-Jaa39IBa
37a-K 36 & 36.4a 36!sb
39 Yx
3'b 3S'2b
luly 1712a-25b 1715 1700 1700a .1720
Sept. 1C65 16S7 IfcTO 1670a 1675
Oct -
July 877 882 875-77 875-77 877
Sept. 895-97 90-02 8l2 892 895a
Oct. b95 9i.2 SS5 85 895b
Julv .... 945 940 940b 932
Sept. 932 940 930 930-32 725
Oct. 910 V15 907 907 905
and for other necessary buildings to the opening on account of packers
replace the antiquated structures that selling pork and ribs. The markets
were fortunately burned. The work as a whole was a dull affair viitu.at
is now actively in progress, giving ac- any notable feature.
ceptableemployment to a large num- j
ber of convicts, who labor together' -,,-,,,,,,-,,-
rt :rr-: GUM PROVISION market
ing" and bloody insurrections that ac-1 Month Opening
; ,i ik. t nnnn4.nnn 'Wheat.
... July 82 s-1
same ground nan a century ago. ine
state possesses no edifice erected by
free labor that is better in quality or
more economical in construction than
these. When they are occupied no
penal institution in the country will
be better housed than the Indiana
State Prison. ?
Binder Twine Industry Introduced.
The gradual discontinuance of the
admittedly fallacious contract labor
system in the prison has made room
for the introduction during the pres
ent year of new enterprise to be oper
ated on state account. This Is the
binder twine factory, which has been
installed and equipped at an invest
ment of $31,000, and which requires
the labor of seventy-two prisoners
through the year. The output, aver
aging 8,000 pounds a day, is sold tj
toe farmers of the state at the small
est advance over actual cost that is
consistent with safety, allowing the
state 50 cents a day for each convict
employed. Contract labor has usually
brought 40 to 8 Cents, though one ; Anier. Sugar
j. i l l i-ni : nilicr.
In the manufacture of binding twine
there is no difficulty in the matter of
quality arising from the fact that the
labor Is not free, and purchasers get
the same quality that they would get
from any factory which is one of the
points that induced the board of con
trol to select this particular industry.
There is no line of industry open to
the prison in which there would be
so little conflict with existing inter
ests and so wide a diffusion of the
benefits. Every farmer uses binder
twine and there is no other concern
for its manufacture in the state. No
other plant can produce the twine at
so little actual cost or sell It regularly
at so small a margin. The prison will
enlarge its facilities as the business
grows, and agriculture will reap the
The Prison Farm
Other interests and betterments, af-
Thursday Amateur Night.
Open High. Low. June29 June28
This name means a GUARANTEE
of Quality in
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelery and
Also the Highest Degree of Skilled Workmanship in Watch
and Jewelery Repairing
1 75 So. Hohman St
For Ice Cream and soft drinKs
of all Hinds, the -
y-4 vtivj ytvvg
145 141 i 142
117K 1157 iie;-&
77 U 74 W 7454
17 lb'.
661 50 M
48 45
34 i 3a W
15914 lSOtf 159
37 37 S6'4
58 56
Wis 40 lA
56 V
of society, without favoritism or po- j fecting the physical plant, the finan
litical bias. The successful and ap- I cial management and the condition of
proved usages of other like institu- j the prisoners, might be mentioned
bona have been investigated and. but for lack of - recently
wherever applicable, adopted. The i v A ,
haps the least promising farm the
Atch 89V 89V 88 SH
130V 130J VWt 130
36 i 37 35 Sb
AmaL Copper 9S
Anier. Smelter 144
H. &. 0 117
H. R. T 76 V
C. G. W 17
C. & O ... 56
C. F. 1 4H
Col. So 33 V
Can. l'ac.
Cent. Lea.
Dis 5yi
Erie 42
111. Cen 178 176 I76fi
L. & N 143 143 142 142
Mex. Cent 2oV 21 i- 21
M. K. & T . 32 i 33H 32 32
l'eo. Gas 90 90
Henn 1295 a 129'g 126' 126"i
Mo. l'ac 91 'A 91' 89:V
Nat. Lead . 73V 73-Hs 7Z 12
11. Y. Cent 134-V 134i 13oJi 133i
N". Y. C.&St.L
Ketuiin 125 125K 122 Yll-A
Ret. 1.& S 26 264 25 2t
Do I'M 95
Rock Isld... 24
Ry. Springs
So. Pac 6s
St. Paul 174
Tcnn. Coal
U. Pacitic..- 144 V 144V 141 142
U. S. Steel.... 35
Do Pfd 102ls
Wabash 19 V
Do Pfd 44;
66 H 6f-M
170 1718
35 '8 34
102 H 99Vfc
84 A
99 H
89 V
36 V
99 Vs
76 V
33 V
36 V
41 M
32 V
89 7i
129 V
35 "
Ice Cream for parties and picnics
at moderate prices. Briclt Ice
Cream a Specialty -
Brahos Brothers, Proprietors.
Telephone 2942 - - - 126 Hohman St,
Emergency Solder.
In case of a sudden leak and when it
it quite evident that the plumber will
not be as impatient to get to yon as
yon are to have him mix some yellow
soap and wbitin? with enough water to
make a thick paste and stop the leak
yourself. It will do temporarily as well
as solder.
busines of the prison has been con- j
ducted on business principles by busi-
ness men.
Spoils System Abandoned. j
By withdrawing th institution from '
the machinery of politics and estab- i
lishing it as a business concern with
certain objects to accomplish, two pur- :
poses of prime importance were effect- I
ed: The officers found that merit had :
superseded "pull." The convicts found :
great benefit in the superior standard
of the officers, and they responded
gladly in improved discipline within
the walls and Improved behavior after
release. It also resulted that the
prison force, when withdrawn from
political work and confined to the em
ployment for which the state was pay
ing them, performed a great deal more
labor than they had been doing for the
Institution and a tremendous economy
in that respect was the consequence.
Reform Features Adopted.
The indeterminate sentence and pa
role laws went into operation early in
1S37, since which t:me, as the experi
ment has developed- in the hands of
competent- managers, the theory of
these laws has bean amply justified by
experience. Under the former system
of partisan management they would,
have been a miserable failure. Hav-
iac the accumulated experience of p re-
WAN TED Young man for posi
tion as clerk in office Apply at
ence. W. B. Conkey Company.
WANTED Five laborers for out
side work. Apply to W. B. Conkey
Co., at 7 a. m. Saturday. f,2.1t.
state ownv the conversion into a
beautiful park of the repulsive sand-
swept and lumber-littered tract in j
front of the main entrance; the estab-i The name of the Erlebach Plan- I
lishment of a separate department for j ing Mill is changed to the Invalid
insane convicts; the appointment of a Appliance and Cabinet JIfg. Co. 406- j
Dings, to be effective, must be pure;
prescriptions, to be serviceable, must
be carefully compounded. We take
pride in the drugs we carry and the
way we dispense a prescription for
you. There is no doubt regarding
the value of remedies of our making.
Consult your physician as to our
superior facilities in a PRESCRIP
prison dentist; the abolishment of cor
poral punishment, ball and chain, and
other medieval methods of brutality;
the introduction of the grade and mer
it braid system and the annulment of
striped clothing, lock-step and indis
criminate exhMticn to morbidly curi
ous visitors these are some of the
things that humanity can point to j ward for any cae of Catarrh that can.
proudly in the Indiana prison, and I not bs cured by Hall's Catarrh Cnre
408-410-412, Indiana Avenue., Te
nhone 1S71. 6-21-tfl
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re-
Commercial Bank Building
Two 'Ptiones
Call your doctor over our phones.
they are the outcome of Republican
control in the state, which insists on
non-partisan control in the institu
tions. All these things tend toward the
great central purpose of reducing so
ciety's hazard from discharged con
victs at the minimum expense.
Warden Reid an Able Manager.
This statement of the marked ad
vancement of conditions in the prison
F. J. CHESEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, tha undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the labt 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions, and finan-
cially able to carry out any obliga
tions made by his firm.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Care is taken inter
! nallv, acting directly upon the blood
, t j j i . . t and mucous surfaces cf tha system
saying a kind word of harden James i a . . . .
D. Reid, whose earnest and conscien- i
ticus regard for every detail, and i
whose business and executive ability j bottle.
i Testimonials cent free.
Sold by Druggists. Price, 75a. per
-Sr " M Li. CI C UiULU AJ Li-iT 2 .C UUil i
tout boards &ad t-ins siacerely tar j BGoing m&de by this institution. J
Take Hall's Family Pills for cons
tipation. 6-2-liao.
Lake County
Title & Guaranty Company
F. R. MOTT, President, , J. S. BLACKMUN, Secretary,
FRANK HAMMOND, Vice-Pres. A. H. TAPPER, Treasurer.
S. A. CULVER, Manager.
Hammond and Crown Point, Indiana.
Secretary's office in Majestic Bldg., Haramondi
Abstracts furnished promptly at current rates.

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