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VOL. 1, NO. 32.
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Quick Work by Police in the
Meiee at the Forsyth
With Eullet Imbedded in Bone Erairs
of Success of His Vengeful
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,
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Round Trip With the Busy
Nickel Snatcher Shows
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
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
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."
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
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.
Non-Union Men Also Put
Foot on Dean Rating
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
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
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.
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.
Fair and warmer tonight.. .Thurs
day fair and wana,
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G3 3B El B
Pittsburg. . . ,
New York . .
Batteries Philippi, Lynch, Phelps; Mathewson, Bresnahan.
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.
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
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.
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Young Man Known in This City
j-nii Xiuss aim oiiv
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.
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.
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.
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

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