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HAMMOND, INDIANA FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 190G. ONE CENT PER COPY. mui! AUH6 PROPHEniE HUBBY'S PICNIC. UUIll LIS! n n fx n n mm n. n m m. Improvements Being Made on Enormous Scale in Calu met Region Whcih Will Tend to Unify Cities of Hammond, Whiting, East Chicago and In diana Harbor. (By Roscoe "The people of the Calumet Region do not seem to realize the stunendous importance of what h going on "around them. "There is no community in the whole United States that is having so inucli done for it by outside capital as this Calumet region. The men who frame policies and develop enterprises to en- compass fifty years of progress recognize the unequalled strategic advantages to commerce and manufacturers afforded by a location that is at the point cf contact of rail and water transportation." John B. Maling, vice president and general manager of the East Chicago company. J $$ It is fortunate for the cities of East Chicago and Indiana Harbor that the East Chicago company with unlimited financial backing and head ed by broad, practical men of af fairs, who are enthusiastic in the work they are doing, selected the site cf those cities as the scene of their activities. It is hard to realize how stupend ous and far-reaching in their effect on the future are the projects which are now being carried out in these two cities but the enumeration of a few cf them will give something of an idea of the great future there is for the Calumet region. The Inland Steel company has pur chased what is known as the lake front property, which faces the har bor at the entrance to the canal, for $275,000 and a further consideration that there shall be erected at once a blast furnace to cost not less than $750,000. To Cost a Million. The actual cost of this furnace will be a million dollars, and it is to be built to furnish the Inland Steel com pany with steel billets which are now purchased from other companies. The determination of the Inland Steel company to manufacture their own steel has necessitated the pur chase of extensive ore lands in nor thern Michigan. The ore is to be brought to Indiana Harbor by enormous ore steamers which will deposit their cargos at the door of the furnaces where enormous docks must be built to ac comodate these big freighters. Already the harbor has been ex cavated for a mile inland towards the Calumet river, the channel being two hundred feet wide and twenty-two feet deep. Every day the dredge owned by the Great Lakes Dredging company is eating its way Inland at the average rate of forty-five feet a day, and it has nearly reached the point where a turning basin is to be built of sufficient dimensions to per mit the turning of the longest lake steamers. The basin will be imme diately back of the present plant of the American Steel Foundry com rany. $7,000 Per Acre. A fact not generally known is that the land bordering on the west side of this canal for one mile south of the lake shore is now owned by II. C. Frick of IMttsburg. Mr. Frick is at the present time sharing the ex pense of digging the canal and has also paid the East Chicago company $2S,O00 in cash for the riparian rights west of his holdings. A mat ter of interest is the fact that for this sum he received only four acres of land, a narrow strip along the lake and paid for it at the rate of $7,000 per acre, probably the record price for acreage in this part of the state. The significance of having Mr. Frick, the wealthy and powerful easterner, so deeply interested in this commun ity may be easily imagined. At the point where the canal eaves the lake is located the parallel Ines of the Lake Shore, the Balti more & Ohio and the Lake Shore and Iichigan Southern railroads, while Jfteen hundred feet to the south the una' "-ossed by the Pennsylvania IIGiPALITY E. Woods.) lines. All of these railroads havo entered into a entract that is legal and fully binding with the East Chi cago company whereby there must be put in and completed by the first of September, 1907, bascule bridges across the canal for each of these lines. The East Chicago company ha,s al ready paid on account of these bridges more than $125,000 and en gineers are now at work drafting plans for these bridges and making borings to determine the depth that they will have to go for the founda tions. Enormous Realty Sales. The conditions in the two cities which are under the benificent influ ence of the East Chicago company is best evidenced by the fact that in the past ninety days the sales of real estate by this company have reached the sum of $90,000 or an average of over $1,000 a day. This is not in cluding the sales of smaller dealers. Advertising is being done for bids on street improvements that will in volve approximately $100,000 and the property owners are a unit in de manding that the improvements be made. The recent trouble with the councllmen from East Chicago has apparently been smoothed over, but those who have the interests of the city at heart will not be balked in their efforts to improve the city if they have to take drastic measures with the peanut politicians who are causing the trouble. The people of East Chicago are determined to have a representative and clean city gov ernment. Prejudice Will Disappear. Mr. John I?. Maling in an inter view with a Lake County Times rep resentative said: '"Where can you find a city of 230,- 000 inhabitants in this country where the limits of its territory do not en compass as great an amount of terri tory as is included in the square formed by the west limits cf Ham mond, the south limits of Hammond and East Chicago, the east limits of East Chicago and Indiana Harbor and the lake shore. "Whiting. Indiana Harbor, Ham mond and East Chicago are the cor ner stones of what is destined to be one great city. The petty prejud ices which developed in the early pio neer days will be drowned out by the unprejudiced thousands who will pour into these four cities until they become one great municipality." t DEATH OF MRS. GLUTH. The de. h of Mrs. Whelmine Gluth occured at her home at 43G Sibley street last night at 7 o'clock. She had been sick for the last ten weeks suffering from gastro enteritis. Mrs. Gluth was born in Glasfufe. Ger many on August 6. 1S4 2. She mai ried on the Sth of .March in 1SC7 and came to Chicago in and to Hammond in 1SS9. The funeral will be on Sunday, the interment being made at the Concordii ceme tery. The Hammond Kriegerbund will be in attendance, Mr. Gluth Do ing a member of that organization. Mrs. Gluth leaves a husband and eight children, Lena. Emma, , Hattie, AVilliam, Henry, August, Emil and Gustave. Dr. Pannebrog had charsre of the case ;y.'ifi. , t" " Alone OLD FERRIS WHEEL AGAIN WEO Famous Relic of World's Fair Bought by East Chicago Foundry. Wi EAGER FOR SOUVENIRS Heiic Seekers After Bits of Iron from Most Pop ilar Kaunt on Old Midway Plaisance. The Davidson Foundry company of East Chicago has bought the iron of the famous Ferris wheel and is recasting it at present. It causes pain in the mind of every engineer to know that the iron of the grand structure will be turned into sewer pipes by the Davidson Foundry com pany, and the process is going on this very minute. Some time ago the news went broadcast over the country that the foundatin of the Ferris wheel had been purposely dynamited at St. Louis and that the Chicago House Wrecking company had undertaken the work of razing the masterpiece of Engineer Ferris to the ground. Nothing was said at the time that it would make its last appearance in Lake county. Hundreds of souvenirs were taken by people of St. Louis at the time! it was wrecked, and since it has become known that the David son Foundry company at East Chi cago, had the scrap iron, their grounds have been entered by the ever-present souvenir hunter. Every piece of iron is marked "Worlds tair, Chicago, 1S93," and the hunter counts his piece of junk ail the more valuable when is the iron is inscribed in that manner. Al though the Ferris wheel had been moved a number of times during its existence, it was nevertheless in a good condition when it was torn down. Hut the charm of the freak had worn away. It was no longer patronized enough to support it. During the Chicago world's fair it was a world wonder. Anybody who went to the fair without having been in the big wheel, was not considered as having seen the world's fair. Af ter the fair it was moved to the Ferris Wheel park cn North Clark street and remained there until 1903 when it was taken to St. Louis where it proved to be a second class at traction. During its entire existence it has always been free from accidents. Now and then a person would be taken ill on it, although this was not caused by the wheel itself. The rise is in the air was so gradual as to be almost imperceptible. Even at the highest point one would not real- I ize that one was in a huge wheel. The Montgomery Ward tower in Chi j cago offers the same sensation as did i the immense structure. It was the j sight of the big wheel that made the attraction. During the Chicago fair a couple were married in one of the little coaches while it stopped at the high est point. The original cost of the wheel was about 500,000. The Davidson 9 W.J3fC P- in the world mother's off to the seashore. Donaheu in Cleveland Plain Dealer. Foundry company paid a little less than $10,000 for it. The larger parts had to be cut into a number of pieces before they could be load ed on the train. The Ferris wheel was of entire iron with the exception of the little coaches. TOWN PUMP AFFECTED BY THE HEAT. "Just a minute there, pal, you'r late anyhow and you might as well stop for a little chat before you .roll into your nice warm feather bed," said the town pump la?t night to a passing young man who evi dently heard it strike twelve on a porch in Iiomewood. "I want to get a better line on this 'supporting a bride well' that I heard Chief Rim bach speak of the other day. Never mind, I don't ask for your opinion on how to sup port a bride well. I wonder how 111 explain to you, seeing that you are a casj. Alright you see the point now? See mine and Chief Rimbach's idea? "Well, in the first place I'd suggest that it should be lo cated in Hessville and be for the use of the entire county. jj You see Gary is coming to the front and you know what that means. Then again it would be somewhat hidden there and not stand out as the most prominent building in Lake county. If anything it could be put farther south in the county in order that jt may be in close proximity to the fellows who start Cedar Lake drainage rumors. It doesn't matter so much about Ham mond as we have Chief Rim bach here and everybody else is a lodge member. "What class of people would I suggest that should be sent there? Well, to be frank with you I think you ought to go there every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday night until you are able to earn more than $10 a week. Especial ly do I think that you ought to go there because you said you liked a bride well. Of course when you get a five dollar raise in your present place, I think twice a week would hold you alright. "Somebody else who ought to go there is that class of men who holler at their wives in the presence of company when the wife steps on the husband's toes to make them shut up about a family secret. Yes and there are others. "Those sleigh bells that you hear sound just like mosqui toes. Almost reminds me of summer time. Be careful so as not to trip on the ice as you pass the Lien store." THE WEATHER. Partly cloudy tonight and Satur day. Not so warn Saturday after noon or night. A GARY ANNEXES 5,000 f ill LIMITS Big Tract of Land Is Taken Into Incorporation of Steel City. BOIUIC BOOM CiUCED Actual Work Begins on Erection cf 279 Houses in Residence District and. Streets Are Being Paved. The contract for the paving of Broadway which was let last week, was awarded to the Bloom Construe tion comnany. They also received the contract for the paving of Fifth avenue, which is to be of the same material as Broadway, namely grani toid. A four inch layer of concrete wili be laid on the sand, and on top of this five inches of granitoid, which ih a mixture of cement and crushed granite. This will make a nine inch layer of the best paving material knowrn to the engineering world. It is well knowrn that thre is no better paving material than granite, but the difficulty has been to get a smooth surface. This is now obvi ated by crushing it and mixing it with cement. When it hardens It has the wearing qualities of a gran ite pavement and is as smooth and more easily cared for than asphalt. Arrangements are now being made for unloading the materials and get ting them hauled ready to begin the paving. Building to Begin. The Falkner Construction company of Chicago was given the contract for building 297 houses in various j parts of our residence district. These houses are to range i in cost from $3,000 to $C,000 and will be thor oughly modern,' with every modern equipment throughout. All are to have shale tile roofs, and all the lots on which they -will be built are to be graded and leveled before build ing is begun. They will be scat tered about in various portions of ! our city, the intention being to put them up as a model for others -who build. Several will be built near the West park on Jackson street which will correspond somewhat with Ruffle-Shirt Row in Hammond. These houses are all to be built immediately. Plans are now being prepared for several hundred other houses, which are to cost less, but will be modern and well equipped in every respect. Work on the construction of these will begin about a month later. Tolleston's announcement of her intended incorporation and that she would include all the territory west and north of us as far as the lake and East Chicago, created a great stir among the large owners in that ter ritory as well as the railroads and manufacturers that would be af fected. One large owner after another NATIONAL First Game. Philadelphia . . CMcago Batteries Lush, Donovan; Brown, Kling. Second Game. Philadelphia m EI0HIiiS5IOIE3E3EI3n Chicago Batteries Duggleby, Donovan; New York......... 3 s m M st. Louis m m m m Batteries Ames, Howerman; Thompson, Marshall. Brooklyn 0 003ig!Iil!aHE3E3Q- pittsburg aoHHEaciGiJEiEiian- Batteries Seanlon, Bergen; Lynch. Gibson. Boston 01S0O0000E1EIE3- Cincinnati Bg0EaHfflEH0iaLlLJ- Batteries Lindaman, Needham; AMERICAN 1 2 3 4 Chicago m 11 EJ E3 Eoston m m m m Batteries Walsh, Sullivan; Harris, Armbruster. Cleveland 0'gjj 1 H O M O-CZl Philadelphia 0 0 S3 & Batteries Rhoades, Buelow; 03 El EI Iffl 13 El 11 E3 BB O U-EM 02 EllOBlEEasaiiaEJEil EH -Donovan, Schmidt; . Orth, Kleinow. Detroit New York. . . . Batteries- St. Louis Washington. . . Batteries- im IT'S PT m b!l Six m m m m w a - -Glade, O'Connor; Hughes, Wakefield. DEGENERATE ASSAULTS. Mrs. C. F. Rhody reported that while she was near the distillery carrying dinner to her husband, a man between 28 and 30 years of age, stopped her and asked,. if she knew where a man, who's address he seem ed to have in a book, was living. He showed the woman what she thought was the address, but they proved to be obscene pictures. The woman made an effort to leave the man when he caught her by the arm and tried to seduce her. She managed to struggle from his grasp and es caped. The police have a good de scription of the fellow and are now on the lookout for him. STILL LOOKING FOR BUGGY. Fay Lammering of Ilegewisch was in Hammond last night in search of his run-about which he lost a week ago last Sunday. While driving through the alley between Ogden and Condit streets on that date, his horse became frightened and ran in to a guy wire on a telephone pole, smashing the buggy and tearing the harness. Lammering was forced to leave the buggy there and when he returned for it in the morning, it had disappeared. He failed to find the buggy last night. THE OLD ONE COMES HERE. The Stocker Bros, have sold their auto to a Hammond man. They con template buying a much larger and better machine. Ilobart Gazette. and each railroad within the terri tory have petitioned the board of trustees to be allowed to become a part of our city.- Although we are already the largest corporate body in Lake county, when they came and asked and finally insisted that they be allowed to annex to us, the board finally consented and passed ordi nances and resolutions annexing to Gary some seven or eight additional square miles or about five thousand acres to our former territory. This makes a symmetrical outline and gives us the territory to the west and north, including that surround ing Clark, and taking in BufSington and the territory to the south. These large owners and railroads in falling over one another to get into our corporation have of course spoiled Tolleston's plans, and it will now be necessary for her to begin all over again. Her petition called for all the territory now annexed to Gary and when this was taken away it voided all the work that had been done by Tolleston. LEAGUE. 7 S 9 10 11 R n Ruelbach, Moran. IS El H U 03 EH B- m m m m m m n- mm Wicker, Livingston. LEAGUE. 5 6 7 X 9 10 11 R II M 03 M 13 Q Ell O-SIl m m m m M El g-eii E3 O D U U IJ U"LJ Plank, Towers. IT7H IT! ' C"1 tm -rn "- s m tJ u u lj la i.s TODAY'S RACING RESULTS Brighton Beach, Aug. 3. Weather threatening; track slow. First race, 3-4 mile- Jacquin, first; Novena, second;4 Belle of Port land, third. Second race, 5 1-2 furlongs Bot anist, first; Laura A., second; Fan tastic, third. Third race, 1 1-15 miles Sono ma Belle, first; Tyron, second; Lit tle Scout, third. Fourth race, 1 1-8 miles Angler, first; Sailor Boy, second; Corrigan, third. Fifth race, one mile Belle of re quest, first; The Clown, second; Mol- lie Donohue, third. Fort Erie,. Aug. 3. Weather clear; track fast. First race, -4 mile Grace Cur tis, first; Fire Fang, second; Lady Carol, third. Second race, 5-8 mile Miss Mar tin, first; Bath Maria, second; Pe dro, third. Third race, 7-8 mile Scotch Plume, first; Gold Enamel, second; Hannibal Bey, third. Fourth race 1 1-2 miles Dolinda, first; Chanida, second; George Vi vian, third. Latonia, Aug. 3. Weather clear; track fast. First race, 5-8 mile Chase, first; A. McDonald, second; Gabble, third. Second race, 3-4 mile Mum, first; Elastic, second; Frank Bill, third. Third race, 7-8 mile Wee Lass first; Matador, second; Old Stone, third. LITTLE SCHMITT GIRL DEAD. Mary M. Schrnitt, the four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Schmitt, died early this morning? after a short illness. She will b buried next Monday forenoon at Greenwood cemetery. ILLEGAL PRACTICE DISCUSSED. The Lake County Medical society met yesterday afternoon in the pub lic library building. The assembly wasprincipally composed of Ham mond doctors. A discussion of illeg al 'practice was before the members of the society. It seems that the doc tors of this city have discovered this kind of practice in Hammond and consequently the state oScials hav been notified. V .4 . '