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VOL. 1, NO. 28. HAMMOND, INDIANA FIUDAY, JULY 20, 1906. A LITTLE ENTANGLEMENT. V 5V r 1G HOURS - '.'--.-. BLOW 10 OUR GRETHA GREEN PEACE HCi IT CEDAR LIE 1 FiPT ORSnilT LhOi IIlUILlll i Liu LO OF LO is ' " - Start Agitation for Early Closing Want Four Nights Off. HOLD SPECIAL MEETING Small Retailers are Satisfied but larger Firms are Not in Sym pathy With Employes. Jerry Ellis Though Ham mond Nice Place Fcr Quiet Wedding. $200 FOR m WEDDING Secretive Officials and Fictitious Name; Foibles Foiled by the Lake County Times. The retail clerks of this city have started an agitation for early closing hours. It is their intention to in duce their employers to close all places of business four nights in the week at six o'clock. A special meeting was neld last mgnt in Long's hall by the clerks to discuss the question. It was largely at tended by the clerks of this city and lasted over two hours. 4 Several hundred clerks are inter ested in the new move as are also the employers. It is understood that the smaller business men are in sym pathy with 'the clerks while the larger houses will likely show oppo sition. Another meeting will be held by the clerks next Thursday la which the question will be further discussed after which it will be laid before the employers. The clerks are willing to remain behind the counter two nights in the week and have thus far specified no particular night preferring to let their employers choose. If the lat ter concede to the clerks it is prob able they will select Wednesday and Saturday. The question of early closing had been considered for a long time by the clerks but not until the hot weather made the hours seem so long did the agitation reach a cli max. No. serious, hitch is looked for by the parties on either side as both feel satisfied that some kind of a compromise can be made. Robert G. Hogan of Chicago, the business agent of the international trades and labor union was at the meeting last night and addressed the clerks. August Latch, president of the local trades and labor council was also present and made an ad dress. The public it seems could be easily lnduced to co-operate with the clerks in the matter of early closing, as every store makes deliveries by wagon in answer to telephone orders and two nights a week would give ample time to those who want to do shopping after f o'clock. As for the larger firms they must under stand that they cannot lose trade if every merchant closes his doors at 6 o'clock four nights in the week. MIDNIGHT ACCIDENT IN ALLEY CAUSES INJURY. Charles Wicker and Leslie Ryan Drive Into Garbage Box Collar Bone Broken and Back Wrenched. Last night about 12 a. m. Charles Wicker, in company with a friend Leslie Ryan of Chicago, were leav ing Carter's livery barn with Wick er's horse and buggy and being com pelled to go through the alley on account of the condition of State street, ran into a garbage box, which evidently had been pulled into the alley and left there. Both men were violently thrown out of the buggy, Mr. Ryan unfor tunately being thrown against a tele graph pole in such a manner that his collar bone was fractured and his back severely wrenched. The other man was more fortunate in finding a place to fall and was i.ot injured at all. Dr. Kelly was called and the three men were taken to the Wicker farm. This morning a doctor was called from Chicago to consult with Dr Kelly in regard to the case. Mr Ryan was suffering very much from his injuries when the last report caKae from hU bedside. Jerome A. Ellis, the Chicago auto mobile expert and clubman, tried yes terday to pull off a quiet -wedding for himself and Miss Ida M. Platz right here in, Hammond and in ac cordance with an. elaborate "frame- up," upon which the automobilist and the ex-manicurist have been at work for several weeks. The consu mation of the plan was to be held up only until Ellis' first wife, who was Miss Alice Ripley,- daughter of President E. P. Ripley of t the Santa Fe system, and a leader of -fashionable society at Riverside, should be given her divorce in Chicago, which occured last Friday, after sensational stories of Ellis' actions with Miss Platz had been heard. The only rea son why Mr. Ellis and his new wife did not succeed in keeping their mar riage secret is because they had fig ured without the Lake County Times When the couple saw that Mrs Ripley-Ellis would soon be given her decree they began to lay their plans for a wedding that would not be pub lished in the papers. They consult ed lawyers about the marriage laws of the different states adjacent to and easily reached by automobile from Chicago; they called into con sultation the most expert engineers, civial and otherwise; they consulted the maps of the various states; they also consulted politicians and lobby ists and finally a trance-medium. But It Came Out. As a result of their search they decided several things. One of these was that they must leave Illinois, where the statutes forbid that a di vorced person shall marry inside of a year from the date of divorce. They didn't like the looks of things, over in St. Joe, Mich., and Milwaukee was finally scratched of.the list of eligible places for the transaction. This process of elimination caused them naturally to turn to Indiana as the scene for the doing of the deed. After careful scrutiny of the north west portion cf the state, their eyes lighted on the county seat of Lake county. They consulted the Ameri can newspaper directory and found that no daily newspaper is published in Crown Point. This same source of information told them that the newspapers of Hammond are "dead ones. lne boon having been pub lished before the Lake County Times was born. The politicians and lob byists gave them the information the officials of the county could be ap peased. Thought He Was Unknown. With this kind of an outlay to deal with, Jerry and the late finger nail polisher figured the dope that they could slip over to Crown Point, get the license, come to Hammond, and get married, glide out of the city in their touring car and none be the wiser. It was a pretty plan and it nearly broke our hearts to spoil it. Incidentally in inferential ly disparaging of Hammond having a newspaper that gets the news and gets it quickly and accurately, and publishes it when it gets it, Jerome A. Ellis discounted the fact that he was so well known and tried to put one over on us. It was without doubt the gentleman's intention to spring the story at a dinner at the club some time hence, of how he out witted the newspapers and the peo ple and got married over among the Hoosiers. Too bad, Jerry, the bub ble is punctured. The game looked easy to them and yesterday was the day chosen to play it. Early in the morning they left Chicago In one of Jerry Ellis' - . --r . ..... -rry v r -srW'r - 4 ' - - s Property Holders Scared by Eumor that Lake Is to Be Drained. AMERICAN LEAGUE, IDEAL SUMMER RESORT i Lake Has Gorwn to be One of the Most Popular Places in Northern Indiana. Washington .. 0 10 0 Chicago 0 0 0 0 Datterier Patten, Heydon; Pat terson, Hart, Sullivan. Philadelphia ..2 0 0 1 2 0 St. Louis. ...0 0 0 0 2 0 Patterles Bender, Schreck, Glade, O'Connor. TWENTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY CAMP AT CROWN POINT. Have Hard Journey Over Rough Roads and Many Arrive Footsore and are Compelled to Ride. SPEECH OF THE TOWN PUMP. The 27th Infantry had one of the hardest days march yesterday since its start from Fort Sheridan, and when they pitched camp yesterday afternoon or the Doescher farm 3 miles west of Crown Point many were completely fagged out and ready for the doctor's care. The road from Gibson south was a rough stony macadam covered with loose pebbles of various sizes, causing the marchers to - slip and stumble, and preserve anything else but the long swinging steps that makes marching easy. To this the heat added addi tional discomfort and made the day anything but a pleasure jaunt. The surgeons were kept busy last night with blistered and chafed feet. One private in company A, suffered so greatly that it was decided to order his return to Fort Sheridan and the possibility is he will be discharged from the service for permanent dis ability. He has developed what is known in army parlance as a "fiat foot," which means that he walks fiat footed, thus rendering him unfit for inarching. None of those over come by the heat were seriously ' affected and they were able to be up and about camp last night. On to Orchard Grove. Camp was broken this morning at 3:30 and the march to Orchard Grove was taken up. The column reached Crown Point at 7:30 and stopped about 15 minutes to permit a short rest. They will go to the vicinity of Orchard Grove, where they will make camp early today. It is possible a slight change in the itinerary will be made and the Sat urday's camp be made at Thayer in stead of Kuirman, and the men al lowed to spend Sunday in camp at the Kankakee river instead of in the sand of Jasper county's village. The regiment has until July 31st to reach Indianapolis and it is felt that a full day's rest will enable the men and horses to travel faster, and better the last stages of the journey. Companys A and F who are carry icg the new style Merriam packs are much dissatisfied with it and a plea was made to the fSocers last night to be allowed to discard it. This will not be done,, however, as a member of the General Staff U. S. A. is accompanying the regiment for the purpose of watching the use of the pack and the privates have to bear their burden to the end of their journey. (Continued on Second Page). WILL BETTER HIS CHANCES? The Crown Point Star says: This office will lose one of its force at the end of the week in the person of Clarence Lamberg, known better as "Jingles," who goes to the Ccnkey plant in Hammond, which is a promotion. He has been with the Star establishment ten years and leaves us feeling only to betier his chances in a financial way. It is presumed that he will eventu ally move there, bag and baggage, if the work proves satisfactory I had a long talk with a man from Kessville the oth er day and the few stray re marks he made to ine about politics set me to thinking. If you have a .little spare time I'll give you the benefit of my meditation. "Politics, the way it is used today shows that at one time the game was played in the back woods. Where else would we get all the terms that are still in use? As, for example, timber, - planks,".' platform, stump, machine, tall timber, and even the term land slide. This goes to show that at one time it was a back woods game or that it is still con- nected with the wocds in some way. I understand that each party grows a separate woods so that each defeated candidate can hike to the tall timber. "The machine that is used now and the platforms that produces, interest me most of all. Little improvement has been made on the machines during the last hundred years. They are all good, only some are better than others. "The machines as they are used now, are endowed with superhuman ingenuity and have, almost in every in stance been able to do more work than any single human being. It chooses its own timber, seasons it properly, throws seme of it on the scrap pile or digs up some of it from under the saw dust. "Beveridge is a case of timber being seasoned. Fair banks is a case of timber be inar over seasoned. Over- seasoned timber however' is still good for ornamental pur- poses. Bryan is a case of tim- ber being dug up from the sawdust. While digging up Bryan, the machine pulled up a few slabs of Parker, but no more. Taggart is a case of timber that should have been buried long ago. He's rotten and when he is really covered up they shouldn't forget to pour lime water on him. During every campaign every platform is made as strong as possible. It is made up of planks. This work is all done by the machine auto matically. One year the Demo crats ran in a silver plank, but the Republicans went them one better and shoved in a gold plank and when the thing was over the Demo crats found out that their sil ver plank wasn't good enough for a lead pipe. "Yes, come around oftener. Fred Heintz' skatiing rink is closed now and there'll be less noise to disturb the dis cussion of history-making questions." FRED HEINTZ BRANCHES OUT; A rumor has lately gone through real estate circles in the southern part of Lake county that Cedar Lake is to be drained into the Kankakee river. Property holders around the lake heard the news with consternation, for to drain the lake would mean a. WANTS TO RUN CHICAGO RINK, depreciation of property immediate ly surrounding it. Has Made a Proposition to the Man- The eonie of fvriar T.nv mpraiiv agers of Vanity Fair Sans Souci make their living from the beauty Wants the Hammond Man to Qf the lake. Property, in the last six Dtart t,mK. vears there, has rispn rnnsirlisrnlilv on account of the lake havine become luCda U1C " ,r,l"e a summer resort, in fact, one of the uiuiii ui ncu aciiiu iiu a lainuu, most desirable in northern Indiana J 1 A . 1 1. 1 1 . I uiai is asionibnmg ana oi sueu mag- The oblong sheet of water lies in M .. .1 - 11. i AT A i. ,11 ,.1 5 I uituue uuciu iue petiy uicKc-iiiis ui a basin three miles j d other young men of his age is paled wide Modern hotels have sprung into insignificance. up all around the shores, the best The scheme to start an amusement places being Sigler's hotel, Binyon's resort over near tne lake front on tne Point and the Monon Park hotel. grounds or tne i orsytne place, now Monon park has lately gained un known as the White House is to be wanted notoriety by a class of hood just a beginner and should this prove lums that came out on excursions the success that he (anticipates, he from Chicago, but the Monon railroad will enlarge his field for activity and! officials have promised to " keep a begin operations ,oa a larger scale stricter watch on'th'e grounds on ex in Chicago. cursion days At present Heintz proposes to The beautiful-lake' i3 " girdled on concentrate all his energies in male- the east side with a splendid macad ing his White House project a sue- am road which furnishes an excell cess ana to accompnsn tne uesireu ent driveway. A sand road, winds result he has spent a large sum to around the entire lake, and in th secure proiessor u. ai. Kimbio better course of time, it too. will he- mnoi.u known as "Curie the Dare Devil" to amized and thus add further attract- make the "slide for life" from the iveness to the water. 150 foot water tower on the For- The woods surrounding the body sythe place. This free attraction of water are in their beauty now. It which will be given for the first time i3 a primeval wild wood which has Sunday night, is expected to attract never been disturbed by a human large crowds from Hammond, Whit- hand. rng, East Chicago and South Chicago. Ten years ago Cedar Lake was a But when this scheme proves sue- lost place somewhere along the Mo cessful Fred expects to go to the pro- non. Today it is known to every moters of the two million dollar tourist. The regular coming of the amusement resort which is to be summer resorters adds just enough bailt on the west side called Vanity city atmosphere to take away the im pair and secure the roller skate and pression that Chicago i3 hundreds of dancing concession. miles awaj'. Fred says that he already has a The hotels with their modern con verbal offer from the managers of veniences have solved the question Sans Souci to permit the building of of making Cedar Lake an ideal outing a skating rink for a division of the pmce ana it will be welcome news profits but he does not take kindly to every lover of the beautiful to to their proposition. learn that the rumor is unfounded. He also has in mind the renting of the coloseum or the armory in ASLEEP ON TKACK; Chicago which he says could be se cured for a comparatively small sum but this is only a scheme in embro. The rink in the Hammond build ing was permanently closed after the skating was over last night. New York .....000020 Cleveland. . ..0 0 0 0 1 2 Batteries Newton, Griffith, Mc- Guire, Kleinow; Hess, Klttredge. R II Boston 00300000 0 3 11 Detroit .00 0 00001 3 4 7 Batteries Glaze, Armbruster;, Seiver, Schmidt. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Chicago ... .0 1 0 0 0 New York ... 3 0 0 0 0 Batteris Taylor, Kling; Mathew- son, Bowerman. R.ir. Pittsburg 00000000 11 8 Phila ...0 0000011 1 3 10 Batteries McFarland; Mcllveen, Phelps; Lush, Sparks, Dooin. Cincinnati vs. Boston, postponed;; rain. St. Louis .0 0 0 Brooklyn ...........0 20 Batteries Thompson, Grady; Eason, Hitter. . - ..;"-- it BAPTIST YOUNG. MEN. ' - OPEN NEW GYMNASIUM. GETS LEG CRUSHED, Elmer Wolfe, Section Hand at Kouts on the Erie, Is sent Out to Fla a train and goes to sleep beside ine iracK. JOLT DELIVEPvED TO ACTOR EASTWOOD. Impressario Brooks Has Him Ar- Limer Wolfe, a rection hand of Kouts on the Erie, had a narrow escape from death yesterday after noon. Nevertheless he is at St Margaret's hnpnitnl nnri n-ui k xto-a a vxbC xcujr aby have his leg amputated because Larceny. of his own carelessness. Wolfe was sent south on the trark Clyde Eastwood was arrested last to flag No. 21 while his fellow work- night by Chief of Police Bimbach men were putting in a new rail in on a warrant sworn out by Manager the track. The train was late and Brooks of the local vaudeville show, Wolfe lay down Reside the track to the charge being petty larceny. restf stretching himself along the tie iuuiva Liaiuia iuai ftuiie r.abiwoou ends. No. 21 aproached without 1 1 . -m I was m nis employ ne was paid a sum awakening him. The drive wheel of of money in advance and instead of the engine caught his leg and crush keeping good faith with him, quit ed it. Seeing the accident the engin witnout notice and without refund- oPr hrnusrht the train to a standstill ing the money. In addition to this and the train crew carried the in Brooks claims that Eastwood stole jured man to the express car. He some clothes and other things which vvas taken to Hammond where he he found around the theatre. East- was "carried to the hospital wood has been in the city from time to time and Brooks expected him to I Three Hammond boys will follow come around and square up but his the precepts of Izaak Walton for a employe did not seem to care for the week or more while camping on the vaudeville manager's company and bank of the Calumet river at Millers so they will not be able to get to- Station. The members of the party gether until they meet in front of are Doll Neuman, Harry Schafer and the judge's desk in the police station Joe Roye. Any "gags" on the sub tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, ject of fishing will be gladly heard John F. Sawyer is the attorney for by all of the members of the party the defendant. until the hour of departure. Meritorious Musical and Athletic Entertainment Attends New Home of Baptist Athletic League. A crowd of over two hundred per sons gathered at the new gymnasium of the Baptist Athletic league on East State street last night to fcee he first athletic exhibiion to be given. by the young men's organization la their newly acquired home. Besides an athletic exhibition by the young men, there was a musical entertain ment of much merit rendered by the young men and their lady friends. The program opened with a piano duet by Misses Emma Champaign and Mae Hansen. This was followed bv - . a reading by Miss Veda Hemstock and a vocal solo by Mr. Roy Diet rich. Then a young ladies' trio, composed of Misses Grace Gero, Em ma Champaign and Frances Ilamach er, rendered a vocal selection, which was applauded until the young la dies responded with an encore. -Another trio with mandolins and gui- y tar followed this, the players beLnr' Miss Emma Champaign, Charles Binder and Harry Harris. A reading by Mr. Fletcher Hudson and several selections by the league's quartette, composed of Messrs. Kent Young, Walter Webster, Fletcher Hudson and Charles Binder, com pleted the musical portion of the evening's program. After this came the athletic exhibition by the young men of the league, all clad in necy fitting and trim looking gymnasium suits. The purpose of the entertafa ment was to raise money for the re mainder on the cost of building and a nice little sum was realized. WANTS HOUSE AND $11. Attorney Abe Ottenheimer, on be half of his client, Mrs. Catherine Haag, started a suit before Judge McMahan yesterday for the posses sion of the house occupied by Jos eph Barein in East Chicago. The plaintiff also asks that the be glvea damages to the extent of $11. APPELLATE COURT MINUTES. 5936. Republic Iron and Steel company vs. Frank L. Ross. Madisoa S. C. Appellant's reply brief. THE WEATHER. Fair and warm tonight and Satur day. Subscribe for the Lake County Tines!" i A