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if 'i 1 i 1 VOL. 1, NO. 35. NIGHT EDITION. HAMMOND, INDIANA SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1906. ONE CENT PER COPY. -1 1 CONCERNING LOVELY WOMAN'S SUMMER APPAREL. S t I I 4 IS HEWS FROM COUNTY SEA1 PINCHED FOB HQ! JOB r LIS i itS Our readers get Base Ball results one hour earlier than those of any other paper rcachine; Hammond. h " NATIONAL LEAGUE. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 S 9 10 11 R II J Gifford Road to be Sold to Vanderbilt Interests Scon. FORESTERS EMGE Special Dispensation of Sixty Days Granted by High Court for Enlarging Membership. The Brooks Vaudeville company of Hammond has been engaged to fur nish a portion of the evening enter tainment for the Forester's picnic, August 4. The funeral of Daniel Jergens, whose funeral occurred Wednesday night as a result of heat prostration, will occur today. Clerk Wheeler and wife expect to leave here Aug. 2nd. for a 1,500 mile trip in their Rambler touring car. They will go first to Union City, Ind., where they will visit a few days with friends, and from there they will go Into Ohio and Pennsylvania- Albert J. Meyer has purchased the Interest of his partner, Will Steeb, In the Meyer & Steeg grocery busi ness. The lawn social given by the Choral Society at . ne home of Mr. and Mrs, D. A. Root Inst evening was was very well attended and proved an enjoyable success. A sum sufficient to cover the deficit in the treasury was realized. There is a rumor that the Gifford railroad which now enters the south ern portion of Lake county will be purchased by the Vanderbilt system and extended from its present north ern terminus at Plum Grove in a di rect line to Gary, Ind., and the south ern terminus extended to 'the Indiana coal fields. A meeting of the direct ors of the road was held at Kersey, Ind. this week, and it is understood that a formal offer has been made Mr. Gifford for his Interests. Presi dent Hotchkiss, representing the Van derbilt interests was present at the meeting and also made a tour of in spection of the road. His examina tion was particularly minute and careful and he went into the smallest of details to ascertain the value of the property. It has been known for some time that Mr. Gifford was seeking a pur chaser, as he had found the task of securing an entrance into Chicago a greater obstacle than he anticipated, and one almost unsurmountable for him. It has also been known that several roads, among whom are both the Erie and the Monon had their ' eyes on the line Mr. Gifford has chos en and that a deal was in prospect. At a meeting of the high board of directors of the Independent Order of Foresters of America held at Valpa raiso yesterday a radical move to wards enlarging the membership was made by ordering a special dispensa tion of sixty days in which initiation fees are done away with and the medical examinations paid for by the high court, when applications for membership are made in lots of five. In addition to this $73 in prizes are offered to the organizers obtaining the most applications between now ind October and a special prize of $5 n gold to every member who solicits md secures five applications. The eport of the high treasurer showed t reserve fund of over $20,000, which s more than $10 per capita, of mem ership and is the largest per capita "serve of any fraternal insurance or ler in the United States. The high oard of directors intend to make a rigorous campaign to double the membership in the next two months. The Foresters of America is one of he few fraternal orders that has re vived high praise for their plan of usarance by insurance experts. "Count" Svoboda of Auto mobile Fame Landed in Chicago. TOLD TALE Transcontinental Tourist With a Title a Thieving Butler in Philadelphia. "Count land, Cal. " Jacob Svoboda of Oak a former resident of Ilam- mond. and James Wallace whom Svoboda claimed as a nephew were arrested last night Chicago where Svoboda was charged with stealing $20,000 worth of jewelry from the Edward Lowber Welsh home in Phil adelphia. Svoboda and his "adopted" nephew were in Hammond , Saturday, July 1G and went to the newspaper offices and told a story of alleged mistreat ment at the hands of a farmer near Michigan City on the night before while they were driving in their au to. Svoboda's story was given no credence in the Lake County Times office, although it was given in the paper as his alleged story. Sold Precious Stones. Svoboda was arrested at a board ing house at 131 Pearson street by Detectives John Thompson and Mike Farley of the Central squad. James Wallace, 20 years old, a former bell boy in a San Francisco hotel, who hafi been traveling around the coun try in the "count's" auto as sort of a chauffeur, was arrested with him as a witness. Suspicion was attached to the count" several days ago because he was peddling about valuable dia monds and other jewels in Chicago. He pawned a number of articles, the police learned, at Lipman's Loan bank at 99 Madison street. He attempted to sell other articles at various of fice buildings. The police have an idea that Svob oda is an old crook, which they will verify as soon as the Bertillion meas urements have been taken. He has been in Chicago before. Several years ago he conducted a ten-cent restaur ant at 1S3 South Ilalsted street, where he advertised in big letters: "A full meal for 10 cents." Later he appeared at San Francis co as "Dr." Svoboda. At the Baldwin hotel in that city he became acquaint ed with the bellboy, James Wallace. Svoboda last night expressed great concern over the boy; declaring that it was an outrage to arrest him. He said the boy was his nephew, which is not the truth. Letters among his effects showed that the prisoner was a native of Budapest. His sister addressed him as "count." From Philadelphia comes word how Svoboda secured the position as but ler in the Welsh family. His strongest card was talks over the telephone with Mr. Welsh, in the course of which he represented him self as the secretary of such person ages as "Reggie" Vanderbilt, A. J. Drexel Piddle, and others. "Hello, "said a voice over the phone to Mr. Welsh on May 1. This is Mr. Vanderbilt's secretary. He ask ed me to speak to you about Lewis Halbert, who was formerly his butler. The man has been bothering him to speak to you about a position, and Mr. Vanderbilt is willing to say that he is a faithful servant." Mr. Welsh was busy and had not time to think that it was trange that men were taking the trouble to call him up on the 'phone. He needed a second butler, and. In view of the reputation given to Halbert, he de cided to engage him. Speaks of Careless Employers. When the new man went to the Chestnut hill residence for his posi tion on May. 6 Mrs. Welsh told him to see James Walker, the first butler. Halbert (Svoboda) walked up to the first butler: "You are James, I suppose? Well, I Or WOE HEBE M Vt IZZ H COSTUME- ( V 'V " Wwr DOES THE SLIM J . . Vr-f ' P 'M V, J J WDV AFFECT ,rn( U ,A VfHL E F5CTUND .SlSTJEfc sk F V " s 1 CUhJQS TO THE BWCAKE. SS3 t 'MV ' - - . , CTYLE ? Ng jpyyg YEP ! finis WFARr7c T MU5T ) OP Pf-BOOSl gf V BE I IS GETTING . ) V scandalous IJ f r. ;i.-V-:"'vTNv EVBhi ANTEDILUVIAN! ANCESTORS am tne new man. nat kind or a place is it?" "It's a nice place for the right kind of people," said James frigidly. Halbert (Svoboda) became loqua cious then, v 5 . . - "In all the places where I have worked," he said, "I have always found the missus was careless as to jewelry. They leave it here, they leave it there, and who suffers? It's always servants.. In case anything is lost it is always blamed upon them." "Well, Mrs. Welsh always keeps her's in her room," spoke up one of the maids. The next day he was seen coming from Mrs. Welsh's room. A few days later he disappeared and with him went the jewelry. Col. Fred Lash of this city knows Svoboda well, as the latter took his meals in the Lash hotel some ten years ago when he lived here. M r. Lash said this morning: "Personally ly I never knew Svoboda to have done any crooked work, although I had heard of some of his transac tions before. I know he was a smooth proposition." POSTMASTERS TO VALPARAISO. Valparaiso will entertain the postmasters of the Tenth district in September. At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the Postmasters' associa tion held at Shelby, Lake county, Tuesday, it was decided to hold the annual convention in that city on September 25th and 26th. The executive committee will hold a meeting next week, when the program for the meeting will be arranged. There are about one hundred and fifty postmasters in the district who are members of the association, in cluding Wm. Gostlin of Hammond. NEW PHYSICIAN IN CITY. Hammond 'has a new physician in the person of Dr. C. A. Sey forth, who has opened offices in the rooms recently vacated by Madame - Mc Neil over Ruffs hardware store. Dr. Seyforth is a graduate of Northwest ern University Medical School the finest school in the west and is a capable young physician. He is pleased with his location and we bespeak a good clientage for him. Ihe telephone installed in his offices is No. 150. Tines subscribers net receiving their papers properly will confer a favor on us by calling Telephone 111 and felling us. 0P DEMANDS OF CITY CAUSE HESITATION. Track Elevation and Union Depot for .. Hammond rared. by Railroads 'for Giving Better Depots at Once. The question of new railroad sta tions is becoming more alive in Hammond every day. The compa nies have finally come around to the point where they are willing to ad mit that the city is really entitled to better accomodations but are still hesitating about going down into their pockets for the desired build ings. The topic of railroad elevation is in the air as is also the one about a union depot for the city. ine companies surmise, and cor rectly, that the time will come when Hammond will make the demand for both the elevated railroads and the union depot and are only guessing as to how far off both are. If both do come to Hammond and would it be only after ten years the companies are averse to spending thousands of dollars on depots which after that time may be found useless. As far as making demands from the railroads the city seemingly is in a good position to make them or at least three, viz: the Michigan Cen tral, Nickel Piate and Monon. It is understood that the three roads are about ready to approach the board of public works and the city council for a second track and yard concessions. The companies consider it as one of the gravest mistakes that they could make, should they now go to work and give the city the desired buildings and later be compelled to remove them for a union depot.. The C. C. & L. which recently received a franchise to lay its tracks through the south part of town is evidently a winner in this question. All that has been asked of it thus far in the line of a station is that it build a depot on Hohman street costing no less than five thousand dollars to which demand it agreed. Its loca tion is so natural that it does not have to consider the union depot idea and unless the Monon compels it to elevate its tracks it will not be hampered in that manner either. The question of the C. C. & L's right to cross the Monon on - a straight crossing is pending the de cision of the state railroad commis sion now, an appeal having been made by them recently. They of fered money to the Monon and prom ised to maintain the crossing but the latter fearing that its traffic would be hampered, objected and would not consider anything else excepting an elevated crossing. The decision of the state railroad commissioners i3 WHY OMBWOMSKl UEAJS WHITE SH03 f lamicson in Pittsburg Dispatch. still pending and it is interesting what the outcome will be. It is the first time that a question of this nature was brought before It. Should the C. C. & L. be compelled to alse. Jts tiaftli'V it would, mke . the beeinning for elevated railroads in Hammond. VICTIM OE FRACTIOUS HORSE AND VORACIOUS ANTS Strange Accident Befalls Hammond Salesman While in Kansas. Elmer Whitehall, who represents an eastern manufacturing concern was in Hammond this morning on his way from the west to the east. Mr Whitehall's work was not completed but he was compelled to leave it un finished on account of ill health which set in after complications from an accident which he sustained ... ...... m a Kansas wind storm in tne lat ter part of May. It was while he was in a carriage in a cross-country drive that he was overtaken by a fierce storm. He was driving a team of bronchos which had been acting well until the first loud thunder bolt struck. They be came frightened and their driver los St control of the animals, they tearing away at a terrible speed. He man aged to hold them in the road for a quarter of a mile when one of the horses made a desperate jump and broke the singletree. The neck-yoke fell out and the pole went to splin ters as it struck the ground. Mr. Whitehall jumped and fell on his head and remained on the ground in an unconscious state. He was told many days later that the storm cleared awajr just as fast as it had risen and that he was found many hours afterward lying in the sun. His entire body was covered with ants. His clothes literally moved with' them. But worst of all, the lit tle animals had entered his mouth, nostrils, ears and eyes. They must have worked in his head for hours as every nerve was severely af fected. The doctors diagnosed his case and found that it was not the fall that put him in the critical condition as his injuries were slight, but the ravages of the frocious little insects had almost eaten away his life. For weeks afterward Mr. hitehall was in a critical condi tion and even thi3 morning a shud der ran through his body as he told of his terrible experience of being eaten alive by ants. THE WEATHER. Showers tonight and Sunday. Not so warn Sunday Batteries Dorner, O'Neill; Brown, New York. . . Cincinnati E3 EJ E3 E3 2 m H Bl iH E-E3 -Ames, Bresnahan; Ewlng, Schlei, Livingston. Batteries- Brooklyn .gj EJGiSlEll53SaS3EO OHSU st- iouiS QsjaagaoiiiiEaa n-mm Batteries Mclntyre, Bergen; Beebe, Grady. Philadelphia. . Pittsburg 0 B! El 0 G3 13 13 E3 E3 O D-EID nHEissstiSEseia o-Esa -Pittinger, Roy, Donovan; Leever, Gibson. Batteries- AMERICAN 123 4 Chicago . . . Washington. Postponed on account of Rarin. Cleveland. New York m ElElElEIE3E3EinEl ElEsisiEaEaEaooa -Townsend, Buelow; Chesbro, Kieinow. Batteries- Detroit m mmmmmmmmu n-mm Philadelphia HEEJfsiEisofiiioiGaB n-mm Batteries Donovan, Eubank, Schmidt, Bender Schreck. St. Louis Boston 13 0 3 EO El E3 O El E3 E3 E3 EaU 83 E3 EI H il EB 13 E3 O EJ-eSU -Pelty, O'Connor; Glaze, Armbruster. Batteries- TODAY'S RACING RESULTS. - v Brighton Beach, July 28. Weath er clear, track fast. First race, five and one-half fur longs Gold Lady, first; Gallant Dan second; Don Enrique, third. Second race, one and one-sixteenth miles Ebony, first; D'Arkle, second; Champlain, third. Third race, mile and one-quarter Content, first; Colonial Girl, sec ond; Rubric, third. Fourth race, six furlongs Salvi- dere, first; Chaseway, second; Super man, third. Fifth race, steeplechase, full course llylas, nrst; Caller, second; Kernel, third. Fort Erie, July 28. Weather is clear and track fast. First race, six furlongs Charles Eastman, first; Gold Enamel, sec ond; Radiance, third. Second race, four and one-half fur longs Edw. Wilder, first; Boola, second; Crip, third. Third race, steeplechase, short DEMOCRATS BOUGHT THE LAST ROUND. Reminescent Talk of Voting a Bunch of Italian Immigrants Which Both Sides Claimed. The rain this afternoon proved as a good occasion for a number of old cronies to gather in the office of a lawyer who has the reputation of being one of the most genial in the city. It was but natural that they should select his office in which to spend the few hours while the rain pattered against the window panes. The conversation subjects were var ied, running from sports to farming and from farming to the poultry business. A divorce gossip was on deck for a few minutes but was soon dropped to take up the subject of politics. The attorney himself, is an old war horse in the game and en tered with enthusiasm. As he lean ed back in his chair he stroked his hair and errew somewhat reminis cent and went bacK a du oi nam mond's recent history the mayoralty campaign last fall. He dwelt in particular on elections and the vot ers who cast their ballot in the blacksmith shop of Bob Mathies on the memorable November 7 of last year. "Well, it was the queerest thing about that bunch of Italians num bering about forty," he said, "whom both Republicans and Democrats Kling. LEAGUE. 5 678 9 10 11 RT! course Lulu Toung, first; Sam Far mer, second; Geld-Rua, -thlni. Fourth race, five furlongs IA Oio first; My Bessie, second; Glimmer, third. v. v Latonla, July 28. Weather clear, track fast. First race, five and 'one-half fur longs Friction, first; Avendow, sec ond; Bitter Miss, third. Second race, six furlongs Elastic, first; Shining Star, second; Tern'a Rod, third. f k The town election is on at Gary at this time. About forty vot3 are expected to be cast. Most of them are In and the outlook at this time is favorable for the following candi dates: Melvn Caldwell, trustee first ward. Thomas E. Knotts, trustee second, ward. John E. Sears, trustee third ward. Oliver Holmes, Clerk'. Walter Walsh, treasurer and clerk. The clerk's office brought about the strongest competition although it is expected that he will win with a good majority. Walter Walsh for the clerkship. were trying to run into vote. Both' parties were sure of the forty votes. J. K. Stinson, whose Democracy is well known, was challenger, and he decided to do his duty as such, and he did. LeGrand T. Meyr and Wil liam Bridge were chairmen, Demo cratic and Republican respectively. Both were confident that forty votes belonged to each of them and ex changed confidences. "Yes, let them in," chimed la Charley Heimbach. "The votes were cast and still both sides were confi dent. Well, the Democrats won the Italian bunch; they s;tood together, shoulder to shoulder. " 'Honest now, I thought we had them' said Charley Heimbach. 'Wa spent all kinds of money with them last night.' 'How late last night'? was asked. 'Oh. well, about until 11 o'clock.' 'That's how you lost,' saM a Democrat, we kept two men with' them all night, just pouring it into them. " FOUR TRAINS; THIRTY NINE CARS. One of the largest excursions of the season passed through the city on the Monon bound for Cedar Lake today. The Western Electric Be nevolent association are having a picnic at this pretty lake and already four trains of thirty-nine cars hae passed through the city.