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VOL. 1, NO. 32.
HAMMOND, INDIANA WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1906. ONE CENT PER COPY. MR THUG TENTING TOWARD SODOM. HIDED U CON'S LIFE IS NOB 11 11QHMQ LiiUi ILu Quick Work by Police in the Meiee at the Forsyth Corner. IFF ilUS THICK SKULL With Eullet Imbedded in Bone Erairs of Success of His Vengeful Job. The most successful man hunt that the Hammond , Robertsdale and Whiting police ever engaged in oc- cured yesterday afternoon after Fred Neff and J. Hillings slugged William Young and Motorman Baxter. At ten minutes to four o'clock Mrs. Ana Snyder of number 11 State street, who was one of the passen gers on the car ran into the White House nearby, and had one of the men telephone to the Hammond po lice. Chief Rimbach and Captain Peter Austgen took the four o'clock car for Forsythes. Before they ar rived at the White House Officer Horlbeck happened on the scene and Caught Neff in a nearby field. Mrs. Snyder who had pv- ned the police at Hammond then boarded a Whiting car and noticed that Bill ings got on the same car at Roberts dale. She told the crew that he was the man who had just killed a mot orman. Billings ran but the crew folowed him and Constable Mueller of Whiting took him in charge. In this manner- two-principal- offenders were" arrested: "Peck' came' to Ham mond on one of the first cars and was pointed out to Officer Burge who arrested him. By 4:45 all three of the gang had been arrested. The chief stayed at Robertsdale with Neff where Neff's wound was dressed by Dr. Kohr of the village. Horlbeck and Eisner went to Whit ing and brought Billings back with them. The 'whole party arrived at the police station at about 6 o'clock. Peck a Peacemaker? At the police station the dozen or more witnesses were examined and enough evidence was secured against the two men to warrant their being held without bail. Beck, however, proved by the witnesses present that he took no part in the fight and that he was the one to pull the lighters off from their vic tims, lie told a pretty straightfor ward story and as the principal evi dence against him was the fact that he was in bad company, it was thought abvisable to let him go. With this question off his mind Chief Rimbach remembered that the doctor in Robertsdale advised that Neff be examined more carefully up on his arlval in Hammond. It was a noticeable fact that although there was a bullet hole in one side of Neff's hat there did not seem to be a corresponding one such as would be sure to be found on the other side if the bullet had simply grazed his head. It was inconceiv able that the man was walking around with a bullet in his head and so the police did not take the time or. trouble to figure out where the missile could have gone. It was the improbable that happen ed however, and when Chief Rim bach took Neff to Dr. Sharrer for another examination it was found that the man who had walked to the office without assistance, had a leaden bullet wedged into his skull. Has a Hard Skull. The fact was almost unbelievable for Neff walked without difficulty to the police station, talked ration ally, smoked with apparent enjoy ment and finally did not seem to mind the walk to the hospital. Dr. Sbarrer's diagnosis of the case proved to be correct, however. for last night at St. Margaret's hospital the bullet was located and removed. In entering the head it shattered the outer layer of the skull. The point was then driven on into the second layer but the force of the im pact had changed the shape of the bullet to a wedge and. instead of proceeding on Its death-dealing way, (Continued on Page 5). Round Trip With the Busy Nickel Snatcher Shows This. brain idk WORK Crossings to Run, Fares to Collect, Bosses to Satisfy and Toughs to Lick. The recent death of a street car conductor while in the performance of his duty has called the attention of the public to the fact that his task- is anything but an easy one. One Sunday night trip by the uninitiated would be equal to a whole day's work and yet the average conductor is supposed to make ten of them a day. Pick up the lantern as the car leaves the four corners at Hammond and make the trip to ,63rd street as transfer punchers substitute and something of an idtja of his onerous task will be received. It looks easy. Nothing to do but collect fares, run crossings and ding" or "ding-ding" as the occa sion requires will sum up the con ductor's duties. But try it for a while and see how it goes. There is the Ilohman street crossing. The lives of a hundred passengers are in your hands, and the rules require that you shall run forward and sig nal to the motoxmqn. that the. road s. wear. - u ms is done and rou "be gin the task of collecting fares. You get half way through the car when the man who got a bad quarter from the fruit dealer sees that you are too busy to pay much attention to the kind of money you receive, and as he does not happen to be a collector of counterfeit coins, he kindly permits you to have the custody of the value less 25-cent piece and you discover when you settle up with the com pany at night that a quarter will be deducted from your salary next pay day. The Misses and the Kids. You think you are learning, but as you elbow your way through the car you find that Mrs. Big Family of Buffalo avenue, South Chicago, is re turning from a Sunday picnic at Hahnel's grove and has beside three lunch baskets filled with water lil lies, about thirteen children, who are distributed carelessly over the whole end of the car. Ladies are standing, and as you fail to collect for about five "under fives," your insistence that they double up in the seats only makes you the object of an out burst of Polish wrath. About this time the motorman is irritably ring ing the bell for you to run ahead another crossing.. With the Polish woman's gesticu lating figure before your eyes you fail to see that passenger train com ing around the curve. The motor man sees your signal, goes ahead and just misses being struck by the fly ing train. By this time you feel that nervous prostration would be a relief compared with the condition you are in. A few more crossings and you ar rive in South Chicago. Here you are kept busy chasing "flippers" o2 the steps, and if you happen to be in the front end of the car collect ing fares and rin? tha "cv,-, v, bell before the fat man managed to swing oifto the platform vou will see yourself as he sees you, even if he S is a litle profuse in the use of his adjectives. Now for a Fight. j By this time you think you have! all that is coming to you, but after I crossing a few more railroads.a fel- i low with a red necktie, runs out, of nearby saloon and becomes one of! your passengers. He begins to sing) boisterously and when you ask him j to be quiet and he begins to swear I at you in about the same pitch. j You threaten to eject him: he of-j fers fight and the result is that you t and a drunken tough are soon rolling in the dust of the street. The motor man pries you apart with the switch rod and you brush off your clothes as you give the bell cord the usual forward and backward pull. Just as you pull into the Madison avenue station your trolley jumps the wire in full view of the superintendent of the company, and he kindly re proves you in words that certainly don't mean that you are a gentleman and a scholar. While you are waiting for the re turn trip you pull oui a pencil and make the following calculation: In one round trip at the rate you were going you would collect 248 fares. There are twenty-three crossings each way, making forty-six" cTda&iiigs Tor the round trip. Each time you run ahead of the car you travel at least fifty yards. You make ten trips a day. You run ahead 2,300 yards a round trip, or 23,000 yards, 13 miles a clay. The next morning the superintend ent receives the following note: "Accept my resignation at once, as I have secured an easier job shovel ing dirt out of the Hohman street sewer. Your truly, Snap Hunter." M'MAHAN SUGGESTS THE HAGUE. Judge McMahan smilingly con tinued' the case of Ottenheimer and Mendohlson charged with malicious trespass, for one week and gently hinted that it would be a good idea for the parties to the dispute to rig up a little Hague all their own and see if the matter could not be arbi trated. It is not known how the judge's advice will be received by the beligerents and time only will tell. It seems to be up to Kennedy whose municipality imperialistic views are wall known and who is not likely to yield to the enemy at, this stage of the game. If he insists un- on a fight however, it will require a concert of the powers to settle the matter. GOES TO FT. WAYNE FOR WHIPPING. A sorry and repentant 13-year-old boy who bravely decided to run away from home, was picked up by one of the police officers this morning upon the telegraphed request of his father J. M. Clark of Fort Wayne. Prompt ed by a spirit of adventure, James Clark persuaded a fireman on one of the through freight engines to allow him to ride as far as Hammond where he said he had friends. He had no more than arrived at his destination when the following telegram was re ceived at the police station: "Try to locate James Clark, aged 13, tall, light complexion, wears blue pants, gray coat and cap and a pair of old shoes with the left heel of one badly worn." A little while after wards an officer appeared with a boy of that description and the parents were notified. Transportation was ar ranged for and the boy is now on the way to a good whipping at home The Michigan Central will, on August 1st sell tickets from Ham mon dto Michigan City and return at the rate of $1.60, account Ring ling Bros, circus, this fare includes admission to the circus. Tickets sold only for the 7:5S morning train. Good returning only same day. I. E. DICKINSON, Ticket Agent. HE BOARO RATE MICE OPPOSE Non-Union Men Also Put Foot on Dean Rating Schedule. MEETING AT-EAST CHICAGO To Prevent Eate War Independent Underwriters Can Dictate to Union Companies. While the union insurance com panies all over the state of Indiana are gaining ground every day in the recent advances promulgated by them in the beginning of July, the proposed advances were given a hard jolt yesterday in this district, when about twenty-five insurance men of Hammond, Whiting, Indiana Harbor and East Chicago met in the post of fice building of East Chicago and flatly refused to adopt the advance in rates and also the Dean schedule which was proposed by Secretary Dudley of the Western Insur ance union at Chicago recetnly when E. E. Beck and a number of other local insurance men interviewed him in regard to the advance in rates re cently promulgated by the state board. The flat refusal of the advance in rates and the adoption of the Dean schedule i3 due to the energetic fight that was made by Charles Friedrich, who practically represented the non union men in this district. While the local insurance union privately oppose a raise in rates still they are willing to comply with the instructions of the state board to raise them, as long as the non-union companies do not object to the ad vance. Look for Eate War. The union men especially are not looking for a rate war and sooner than have one on hand they decided to notify the state board that they were compelled to stand by the old rate and were unable to adopt the Dean schedule. The horns on the Dean schedule are not so large as the non-union men 3ee them. At close range they com pare favorably with Simonson's schedule which is principally used in this district, although the Dean schedule has been tried on the frame buildings in Whiting. The differ ence between the Dean and Simonson schedules in Whiting are slight. The Dean schedule is in use throughout every state comprised by the Western Insurance union, ex cepting the states of Wisconsin and Indiana. The Dean schedule is be fore Wisconsin now and may be idopted in the near future. It is of course, only a matter of a short time -Maybell in Brooklyn Eagle. before it will also be generally adopt ed in Indiana. E. E. Beck, insurance inspector, has written to E. M. Sellers, secre tary of the state board, that at the meeting held yesterday a resolution was adopted which ignores the ad vance in rates and the adoption of the Dean schedule. Michigan City Objects. What the state board will do in the matter will have to be seen. Michigan City was advised of the recent advance but refused to. adopt It. The board then permitted the writing under the old rate. At Decatur the local agents have decided to collect the advance rates. Elkhart has been rerated under the Dean schedule. At Fort Wayne the local agents have agreed to collect the advanced rates recently promulgated. At South Bend Inspector Kelly has instructed the agents to collect the advance rates. No trouble is ex pected. At Hammond, Whiting, Ett Chi cago and Indiana Harbor the union insurance agents are forced to keep up the old rate and refuse the adop tion of the Dean schedule because of strong oposition by the non-union companies. M'COY CASE COMPROMISED. Daughter Drops Claim Against Estate and Trustee Ceases Prosecution. " The claim that Mattie Rinehart had filed against her father, Alfred McCoy, was before Referee Bowers last Monday, but was compromised before it was heard. The compro mise was to the effect that Mrs. Rine hart drop her claims and that J. H. Chapman, trustee, would desist from prosecution on accoun of the im provement made by Alfred McCoy on the land which his daughter claimed rent aggregating over $22, 000. It was the understanding that he pay her rent, which, however, he failed to do. The trustee main tained, that the father had improved the land given to his daughter by building McCoysburg on it. It is probable that had Mattie McCoy gained her claim or part of it, it would have turned a strong senti ment against her at Rensselaer. Referee John O. Bowers will issue a notice of compromise to the creditors. TREASURER MEYER DISCHARGED City Treasurer C. E. Meyer of Michigan City was discharged last evening by the local justice, from the charge of secreting the books of the city. Mr. Meyer was his own best witness and proved conclusively to the justice that he knew nothing of the missing books. Meanwhile the books are still gone. THE WEATHER. Fair and warmer tonight.. .Thurs day fair and wana, ' NATIONAL ' 1 2 3 4 .... Ul El Bl Ej G3 3B El B Pittsburg. . . , New York . . Batteries Philippi, Lynch, Phelps; Mathewson, Bresnahan. AAIERICAN First Game. 1 2 3 4 Chicago 0G3QEtHtaOEIiaCia Batteries Flank, Powers; White, Sullivan. Second Game. Philadelphia ji lilCiEOElflEDElECIP- chicago a EjiaiiiiuEiEjEJiiion- Coombs, Schreck; Owen, Sullivan. First Game. New York on 0 HHHEasaraiaoLiri- Detmt oiaoEHinaajHEsiiin- Batteries Orth, Klienow; Eu banks, Siever, Warner. Second Game. New York C3 EIElDBDEiaElQEOn- Detroit fg i3E!iiaeiEE2E3iiioo- Batteries Chesbro, McGuire; Donohue, Schmidt. Washington IH0EaBaBIOBIIilBE3n- st. Louis EllllElSilgjJQEligiaOO- Batteries Patten, Heydon; Glade, O'Connor. cleveland El E3ESi3EniF3I3E3QEaO Batteries Harris Armbruster; Bernhard, Buelow. LOST YACHT SIGHTED OFF INDIANA HARBOR. Father Sees Son's Boat in Distn, on Cruise from Michigan' City toUEP cago Yacht taken in Tow. The Chicago yacht Wasp which was lost for nearly thirty-six hours on Lake Michigan somewhere between Chicago and Michigan City, was sighted yesterday noon two miles off Indiana Harbor. The yacht bore four passengers who had left Michigan City on Sunday on a return trip to Chicago. It is a strange coincidence that while the father of the yacht owner, Chandler, was looking for his son at Indiana Harbor that his attention was called to a boat two miles in the lake which was evi dently in distresu. From the veran da of the hotel the guests saw the yacht in its plight with the main mast broken and all around helpless. The father saw the craft but could not distinguish her. For a long 1 time the eyes of the guests were on the boat when a sail boa! came along and took the helpless yacht in tow. Hoping that this was not his son's yacht the father started for Chicago, where he met the incoming sail boat. The yacht made the trip in com pany of three others, which were all badly damaged before ending their cruise. YOUNG POLES ORGANIZE. The Polish young men of Ham mond have started a branch of the national organizations in this city. The national order is called the Pol ish Young Men's Alliance of Amer ica and the local branch is St. Alojsius' Branch No. 53 and starts with a membership of IS young men, who were initiated into the brother hood by R. O. Ostrowski. The list of officers chosen to guide the destinies of the new hranrh for the first year is as follows: Joe Cieplucha, president;' John Lewan dowski, vice president; Stanly Ciep lucha, secretary; John Ceiplucha, treasurer and Anton Gieniewicz, military instructor. These young men propose to have in Hammond one of the strongest branches of this growing organization inside of two years. The branch at West Ham mond now is one of the best branches in this section of the country and it is the hope and aim of the organ izers to put this branch to shame in a few months. The West Hammond ites have 22 men in their uniform rank and they also have an excel lent band of a dozen pieces. New branches of the national organiza tion, the object of which is to make better American citizens of the Pol ish young men growing up in the Unit i States, are being formed at Eas.-Chicago and Hegewisch. LEAGUE. 5 6 7 8 E Q 0 Hi d fij E 9 10 11 R II El-EE O-EU LEAGUE. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 RH -fern r- -E3 .11?. m Mr i. R1?T WHILE IN E0AT IN MIDDLE OF LAKE OPERATOR SUICIDES Young Man Known in This City j-nii Xiuss aim oiiv self. v. i 4 Fred S. Probers: of Monmouth who is known in this city, commit suicide yesterday by shooting himseif' while in a rowboat in the middle of Lake Calumet. Broberg was a prom inent commission broker in Mon mroh and is said to have come to his sorrow because he guessed badly at the grain market. The young man had charge of the market wires of the Cella Commission company of St. Louis. In the course of his work it was his duty to take such trades as were offered and wire them to Cel lo. Broberg took the deal himself and failed to wire several Iarze trades to his firm. There was a slump in die market and BroberK found himself facing a $10,000 loss. The body was found by two boys who noticed a man lying in the bot tom of the boat with an arm and a leg in the water. TO JAIL FOR INSULTING WOMAN. Joseph Dertus of Hegewisch was fined $20 and costs amounting to $30 in the city court this morning. Dertus wa3 arrested yesterday after noon on a charge made by Mrs. Chas. Johnson who testified that Dertus approached her in a most insulting manner yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Johnson lives in. 733 North Hohman street. Dertus was unable to pay the fine imposed on him and was sent to Crown Point to serve a jail sentence of thirty days. TO GIVE FAREWELL SONG. The delegations that the Ham mond Saengerbund and the Fidelia singers of Hammond send to St. Paul to attend the Northwestern saengerfest leave tonight for Chi cago on the C:57 Nickel Plate. A large crowd of friends will gather at the station to see them off and the leaders promised today to give a German farewell song before the train arrives. SIGHT WRECKS MAIL ROMANCE. Having decided by mail to get married George Clark, claiming to be a clerk in a Chicago hotel, and Mrs. Emma Gaylord, a widow from Warsaw were to meet at Plymouth yesterday and get married. The wid ow reached the destination first, but on seeing Clarke got on the train, which he left and returned home1'" Her explanation was that Clarke dfl not fill the bilL