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. PiiHii iW J.. 'MKtm-m VOL. 1, XO. 51. NIGHT EDITION. HAMMOND, INDIANA THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1906. ONE CENT PER COPY. 3L CANUTE. MAY DOUBLE For Racing Results See Page Two. LAND C1PMIY I! Fill WORKS OUIEILY J : j ! Joe Kaspar Says Lake Cur rents Will Fill in Land if Piers Are Built. BATIIG Hil BE SSFE Would Make Good Harbor For Sail ing Eoats Hammond Might Have Yacht Club. Joe Kaspar, the engineer at the pumping station has an idea by which the city may double the size of the Lake Front park by the ex tension of the piers at a cost of $30, 000. Just at the time when people of Hammond are geting more enjoy ment per square foot out of the Lake Front park than any other breathing place in the city, they will be willing and ready to listen to the suggeston that Mr. Kaspar of the pumping sta tion, has to make for the extension of the park property. i The city owns the riparian rights on a narrow strip of ground a little over a thousand feet in length and which lies between two piers. One, the pumping station pier and the oth er the Knickerbocker pier. If the lake could be filled in be tween these two piers quite an addi tlon could be made to the holdings the city already has at this point. This would be an expensive task and not practical at this time. Mr. Kaspar ha's studied the lake currents in the vicinity of the pump ing station very carefully and the information he has secured from per sonal observation together with what he has learned from engineers who have passed an opinion on the sub ject make it evident that there is a much better way to accomplish the desired result. Mr. Kaspar urges that the two piers which, already in a measure, project the lake front from the en croaching waves, be extended for a hundred feet or more out into the lake. It is then sugested to build from the ends of these piers and at right angles to them, new piers that III -r . t . win loriu an u wun me old ones and partially enclose all of the water lying between them. me nujiui uuii inmg auoui mis project would be to leave several openings through which the waves of the lake would wash tons of sand each year until in four or five years, Mr. Kaspar estimates that the land would be built out two or three hra dred feet farther into the lake and the area of the park would be more than doubled. There would be several other ad vantages to this plan. The water would soon become shallow for a long distance out and the bathing would be greatly improved. The piers would prevent the big waves from coming into the enclosure and the dangerous undertow that caused the death of Charles Ilubner would be eliminated, besides this the enclos ing arms of the piers would afford a safe anchora.ee for sailboats in all kinds of weather and a Hammond Yacht club would be a possibility. Mr. Kaspar says the cost of build ing the piers would not exceed $30, 000, and that this expenditure need not b made all at once but could be extended over a period of years. Ac cording to Mr. Kaspar the council showed considerable foresight in mak ing the initial appropriation and it now remains for the present council to double its usefulness to the citv. MERCHANT ACQUITTED. Fred Crumpacker who was the at torney for the defendant in the case of Cox vs. Merchant, secured the ac quittal of his client, Mill Merchant, who was proven to be acting within tis authority when he ejected Cox from his street car when he refused five pennies in change and abused the Conductor for not accepting them. Plans to Dispose Acres of Swamp on Victims Are Frustrated. FACTORY SHOWN IS Bill Poor and Illiterate Homeseekers Swindled Into Buyings Lots in a Wilderness. "When the Lake County Times last Monday gave the true story of the land deal that the New Chicago Land company had perpetrated upon some two hundred poor and illiter ate foreigners last Sunday in the neighborhood of Liverpool, that com pany decided to draw into the back ground temporarily. Their flashy ads have disappeared and it is probable that their agents are now making a personal canvass among the mill workers, the sewer laborers and every other class of peo ple that are willing to spend the last dollar to get a parmanent home. The Gary proposition has spread through the central states and there are few people in the laboring class who have net heard of the opportuni ties that are supposed to be flying in the air in the new steel town The Sunday papers have devoted pages to the undertaking and, at jregular intervals the metropolitan papers give space to the progress that has been made. The papers in the immediate neighborhood are giving the daily occurrances in the city to be. The Polish, Bohemian and the German papers have taken up the work of spreading the ideal of the new steel town as well as the Hazy Idea of Location. English papers. Any agent of the New Chicago Land company, when he approaches a probable victim finds ground that is partly cultivat ed. The listener has at least a hazy idea where Gary is and all the agent has to do is to tell him that the land of the New Chicago Land com pany touches that of Gary proper, that factories are going up there just the same way as in Gary. The land, however, that is to be sold, does not touch Gary. It lies in sec tion 19 between Liverpool and Lake Station, is a wilderness of swamps and sloughs through which Deep river slowly meanders on its way. The homeseekers last Sunday were brought out on the Fort Wayne and let off in the neighborhood of what was to be New Chicago some ten of twelve years ago. At that time a factory was built there ostensibly in good faith. It was. however, nothing but a bait. The factory was never operated at a profit pro ducing rate and later went into the hands of Frank Hall of Lake Station. One Plan Frustrated. Hall had heard of the swindle in which these two hundred people and their few earings were involved and decided to do his share in order to frustrate the scheme of the New Chicago Land company. He knew that the schemers would lead their dupes around to the factory. en to ground which did not belong them, and show them the possibili - ties of the region. The factory was to be used as a bait. Consequently Mr. Hall put up a huge banner with the following In scription: "The New Chicago Land company has no interest whatever in this property." When the agents got off the train with their people they did not know of Mr. Hall's move, and proceeded to march the men for three miles through underbrush and sloughs un til the factory was reached. See ing the sign an advance agent ran back and advised his fellow agents that there was no use in proceeding any farther. The would-be buyers were taken into another region, lis- tened to the promises of the agents and two hundred of them bought lots at $50 a piece. ' PETER MORTENSEN'S MONEY IS HELD UP. Knickerbocker Ice Company Appeals From Court Decision Awarding Him $10,000. The case of Oleson versus the Knickerbocker Ice company in which Oleson, administrator of the estate of Peter Mortensen, who was killed at the Wolf lake ice houses, secured $10,000 damages, is to be appealed. The case is of especial interest be cause of the fact that in Indiana, while it is possible to secure almost any amout in damages for even com paratively trivial injuries, the limit that may be recovered in the case of death is $10,000. Mortensen was assisting in hoist ing some planking when one of the boards, which were not secured by the usual safety devices, slipped and killed him. Peter Crumpacker took the case and succeeded in securing damages to the full extent allowed by law. Yesterday Judge Hanly came up from Rensselaer and signed and approved the bill of exceptions by .which an appeal is made possible and the case will be carried to a higher court. Stewart McKibben of South Bend, Ind., is in the city representing the defendant. CRAZED BY DRINK; FIGHTS LIKE MAD. Mike Mak, a drunk, was taken in by the police this morning and the circumstances under which the ar rest were made created one of the most revolting scenes ever witnessed on the streets of Hammond. Officer Borchert, who had him in tow, was hardly able to manage him, despite the enormous strength that it ac credited to him. Mak fought as' though possessed with infernal powrer but. the climax came in front of the station where the drunk made his most obstinate stand. People along Hohman street lined up to watch the sight, and women who were among i the spectators were horrified when ! they heard the officer's club resound on Mak's head repeatedly, giving a dull thud with each blow. It was the only means that the officer had to master the unruly brute who, in his fit of anger completely ripped the cloth in the officer's trousers. Mak was finally put behind the bars and there in his drunken frenzy, invoked every being, real and imag inary to take revenge on Borchert. Grocery Changes Hands. Henry C. Zoll of the firm of Burk & Zoll. recently sold his interest in the grocery business in which both have been engaged. Henry Burk is now the sole owner. Mr. Zoll will remain in Hammond and ? will take up his former trade as a icarpenter. WEST HAMMOND BOARD UNABLE TO FIND BEARINGS. Healy Awarded Contract in Court. Lavene Bros, of this City, Threat en to Appeal the Decision. In the heart and bank-breaking race that James llealey, Lavene Bros, of this city, and Green Bros, of Chicago, have been making in prder to give the people of West Hammond a sewer system that needs a pumping station tq move the house sewage. James Healy is in first place and Lavene Bros, a sec ond, with Attorney McAleer in the saddle. Green Bros, are out of the race. Lavene Bros., who had the best of the situation until Healy began in junction proceedings in Judge Cav- anaugh's court on the grounds that he put in a lower bid by nearly $4,000 than did Lavene Bros, and that the bids were juggled in the hands of the village attorney, Mark man, after they had been opened at the village hall in the afternoon of August 6. The contract was awarded to La vene Bros, by the board or public improvements on the ground that Lavene Bros, were more reliable than Healy. although the latter has produced more than a dozen recom mendations from cities in Illinois where he has worked. The board of public works does not quite know where it stands in the question, and is trying things by posting the change that has been made in the contractors. If Lavene Bros, carry out their threat the question will go to the appellate court, which means that the work may be delayed for more than a year. At any rate the people of. West Hammond will not be disappointed u tne wnoie inmg ians tnrougn, as the sewer when finished would never meet the needs of the villagers. AGENTS JUMP E0ARD BILL. L. T. Duffy and John Wentworth, two agents who have been traveling around the country enlarging photo graphs, jumped their board bill at the Hotel Majestic and skipped the city. Mr. Glennon was so incensed to think that the two men had de liberately beaten him out of the money, that he determined to have them arrested at any cost. It was learned that the two men had left for Crown Point, but the officers there reported that they had gone on to North Judson. Officer Shine was put on their trail and told to keep after them until he found them. This morning he brought in two men whom he had arrested at North Judson and they were incarcerated in the local bastile. The men com municated with their ; firm in Chi cago in order to secure the money to pay the board bill and their Sues. Bueh in New York World. BIG 4 PASSENGER TRAIN RUNS INTO FREIGHT TRAIN. Facilities in wreck are reported, but are unfounded. Physicians are hurried to scene. Big damage to Rolling stock. (Special to Lake County Times.) Lafayette, Ind., August 16. Big Four nassenger train No. 34, east bound due "here at 12:58 a. m. struck engine No. 6657, pulling an extra west bound freight, at the west end of Summit switch .two miles west of this city, this morning at 1:40 o clock. The passenger train was late and was running at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident. The freight train had taken a siding to wait for the pas senger, but bad gone in too far on the switch and the front end of the freght engine projected over the main track. The passenger locomo tive struck it and was derailed, the trucks being knocked from under it. The first report from the wreck was that a number or people naa been injured and there was a de mand for physicians, Drs. Beasley, Moffitt, Lacey, Levering, Lea and Hammel going to the scene in a special train. It was found that the report was greatly exaggerated, how ever, and while all of the passengers were shaken tip no one was severely hurt. All the passengers were awaken and a few were cut by broken glass, lhe engineman es caped by jumping. The passenger train was in the charge of Conductor Myers and En gineer Washburn. The train was drawn by locomotive No. 6401, En gineer Christie was in charge of the freight engine and Conductor Mc Laughlin was in charge of the train. A carload of sheep was wrecked and a number of sheep killed. None of the passenger cars was derailed. F. M. Joy of Cincinnati, a passenger of the American Express Company, who was on the passenger train, was seri ously injured. The train went through here three hours late. BIG PAVING CONTRACTORS HERE W. W. Hatch and Ray Hatch of the firm of W. W. Hatch and Son, street paving contractors, were in the city today looking after their prop erty interests preparatory to paving State street, and also to look over the specifications for the paving of Ann and Doty streets. W. W. Hatch whose home is in Goshen, Ind., left for Chicago on the Monon at 11:11 this morning. THE WEATHER. Fair tcnight and Friday NATIONAL 1 2 3 4 ..e m m m Chicago Brooklyn sa b m Batteries. Pfeister, Kling; Stricklett, Bergen. mrmm mwwm wrrm Wm PVW If"" W "" i1."" M f' Pittsburg o m m iii Boston hi n ra Pi Batteries. Hildebrand, Gibson; First game. st. Louis ei ra o o New York :m ? m Batteries. Beebe, Thompson, Marshall; Ames, Ferguson, McGinnlty, Bresnahan. Second game. st. Louis noonnonun lj LiLj I New York (T 000000003 0EO No game at Cincinnati, rain; two games tomorrow. t i AMERICAN LEAGUE. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R II Boston mm u li .Chicago OElEEliaSEHiJUia O-ESJ Batteries. Harris, Carrington; New York O 0OE1DE1OE1E1JEJ E3-OIE3 Detroit Ei 0013 Batteries. Orth, McGuire; Mullin, Washington 00000003110111 O-SE ist. -..0 oaa000O0Eia o-esn Batteries. Smith, Wakefield; First tame. Cleveland II 0 El El H El 13 03 0 O EJ-ETE1 Philadelphia q ElEH3HE10Elli3O 0-EE3 Batteries. Hess. Bemis; Waddell, Second Game. Cleveland El M M M Philadelphia H E3 E3 E3 Batteries. Bernhard, Bemis; Bender. Towers For additional sporting LAWLESSNESS S! Michael Leyden eBaten Within an Inc hof His Life.- Tom Fagan Arrested for Horse Stealing. Search for Holdup Men. Burglaries, holdups, horse steal- ingS and bloody fights have shifted to Hobart and its vicinity during the past few days. The latest report is to the effect that Michael Lyden was beaten within an inch of his life and that Tom Fagan of Glen Park, has been arrested for horse stealing, tak ing an animal that belonged to John Lamberg of Porter. The cause for both violations seems to have been an over amount of liquor in men who get contrary under such circumstances. Michael Lyden, who is employed at Gary, got on a "spree" at Tolles- ton yesterday afternoon and spent all his money excepting 35 cents Then he decided to go back to work but was finally induced by three oth er men from Gary to go to Miller station and finish the day there. Tom Ward, Ed. Flemming and Pat Coleman were the three men who in duced him to go.. At Miller station in a saloon the men bought round after round and finally asked Ly den to pay the bill. Having only 35 cents, he refused to pay and made for the door. The three men follow ed him and began to beat him up on the street. For a time it was thought he would die. He was un conscious for a long time. Undertaker Wild and Dr. E. R. Captain Bunde was called to 284 Webster avenue where Frank Bren ner was reported to be attempting suicide. Just as the officer entered the house the man grabbed a knife and sought to cut deeper a gash that was already bleeding profusely. Bunde prevented the man from ac complishing his purpose and placed him under arrest. The man who re cently arrived from the old country says that his brothers and sisters were trying to beat him out of his share of his fathers estate and his attempt to kill himself resulted from his despondency over the affair. LEAGUE. 5 6 7 S Q 10 11 R II m m m m m m n-mm m m m m m m ej tJ m m u m u El m m fa n Pfeffer, Needham. is k i m o o e - m k m m m in n- m m m m m m m-mn Patterson. Altrock, Sullivan. 001313 013 EH-EE) Schmidt. Glade, Rickey. Schreck, Powers. - C ' - . Ei M W M M M f3 H 13 n-mm news see page 7. Gordon of Hobart, were called and Lyden was taken to Hobart where, after regaining consciousness he swore out warrants for Ward. Flem ming and Cole. It is expected that these men will be rounded' up this af ternoon. r Tom Fagan of Glen Park, who was in Hobart last evening imbued the idea, which came to hira with, an over-amount of liquor that he was cut out for marshall, and in his drunken condition drove away with John Lamberg's horse, thinking that he was out on a chase after the three men who beat up Lyden. Five men, including Marshall Rose and Lamberg, came to Ham mond in an automobile this forenoon to inquire about the animal and bug gy and offered a $50 reward for the return of the horse and the capture of the thief. They were, however, on the right trail through their own efforts and found Fagan in bed in hi3 home ia Glen Park, sleeping off his drunk. He admitted his guilt, but offered as an excuse that he was under the In fiuence of liquor and that he thought he was on the trail of the holdup men. He was put under arrest and taken to Hobart this afternoon, where he will have a hearing. The horse and buggy were found tied to a post In Tolleston. CEDAR LAKE RESIDENT BURIED. The remains of Thomas Larson who died Tuesday evening at Cedar Lake, were brought to Hammond this morn ing for burial at Oak Hill cemetery. Many of his friends and guest3 at his well known resort accompanied the remains to their last resting place. Mr. Larson was 60 years old and one of the most respectable resi dents of Cedar Lake. He leaves a ,wife and five children.