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Wednesday, Aucr. 22, 1906.
THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES PAGE THREE Gary News A. F. Knotts is in Chicago on busi ness today. Mrs. Dr. Jorie3 is slightly indis posed, although feeling much better than for some time. The Land company's offices and the post office have been equipped with shades, Mr. Miller completing the work today. During the rain Etorm this after noon the show tent used by the troupe was blown down. Very little damage was dene. Frank Wilder is unloading his ex cavating machine today. He expects to have it assembled and ready for work in a few days. Mr. Singleton of Hamlet, looked over the situation here yesterday with a view of opening a meat market if conditions seemed favorable. A rollsh child in one of the tents near the river is quite sick with mem braneous croup. Every precaution is being taken in the handling of the case. The engineering corps were out during the rain and carne in thor oughly drenched there being r- -Wee where they could find sheHe.. i art of the work lay through rushes and brush that were waist-high. Mr. Rrown. one of the men at Wyatt's camp, was taken seriously ill this morning. Dr. Jones was called and pronounced it to be heart trouble. He 13 resting more easily this after noon although not entirely out of 4 danger. Quite a large number of the West ern tourists, merchants and farmers who are in Chicago these days are visiting our city. Several from Omaha were here 'today and others from other parts are making the rounds of inspection and asking the usual questions. Messrs Jeffry, Morgan and Graessle of Chesterton visited here today Messrs Jeffry and Morgan are bank ers and real estate men prominent in Torter county affairs. Mr. Graessle is with the Chesterton Tribune and is lfrk nnrl treasurer of the town of Chesterton. The Blome company of Chicago are hauling out and distributing the pipes all along the intended line of paving on Broadway. The pipe will be used for carrying water from the river to the point where the actual paving is being done as they progress with the work. A Rider-Ericsson engine has been installed at the river to pump the water. Ralph Richards, one of the young men who suffered the lightning stroke Sunday and started for home yester day noon, returned this morning. He decided that he would try and keep on at work. He is endeavoring to earn money that he may continue his schooling and the mishap seems the more cruel coming at a tinle when things should be the more favorable for him. St. John News. Miss Tillie Schmall went to Chi cago to visit there for some time. Miss Helen Gerlach. is spending a few days in the city. Plasterers begun work on the new Koehle residence today. William Schmall has been appoint ed ground man for the C. I. & S. rail road. At. Portz and George Hilbrich were at Crown Point yesterday at tending the horse sale. Miss Carrie Dewes returned yester day from a week's visit with friends in Chicago. The Misses Marie and Frances Boeker came out from the city yester day to spend some time with their parents here. Mrs. Lizzie Wertheim, Mrs. Snieble and her son Winston, Mrs. Kate Mill er and Mrs. Helen Nebling who have been visiting at the Gerlach home for some time," left yesterday for their respective homes in Dayton, O. Mrs. Niebling returned to Chicago. Tolleston A nice little fistic encounter took place yesterday, afternoon between j Gordon's place and the depot. A drunken fellow from Gary accused George Hacker of taking a coat; one word lead to another and finally the Gary man struck at Hacker and then they went at it to the finish; each gave and took blow after blow. Hack er finally got his man down and gave him what he was looking for, until he said enough. Hacker said "shake hands then;" they shook hands and Hacker got into his carriage and drove away, the victor. The Gary toughs would do well to behave them selves when they come to Tolleston. Thus far our boys have held their own and we think they are able to do so in the future. ' Mr. Barder of Whiting was in town yesterday on business. Masters Willie Woldt and John Schmidt came home from Chicago last evening after doing Lincoln park and the White City. Mrs. Adams and daughter of Chi cago are visiting with William Galla gher. Mrs. Adams is the sister of Mr. Gallagher. F. E. Hearms, who was operated on in Hammond a few days ago for ap pendicitis, is improving nicely and is in a fair way to be out in a few days. There is quite a little stir in real estate in the last two or three days by Chicago parties. Several large deals are well under way. W. S. Gallagher is acting agent for this end of the deal. Lowell News. Miss Flossie Newkirk is reported quite sick. Lew Wood and wife have returned from a visit with Xenia, O. relatives. Hiram Peterson and sister, Mrs. Sarah Green, have returned from their trip to Missouri. What is needed down here more than anything else is a little cool weather. The sweltering humidity is killing everything off. Miss Tracy Berg, formerly clerk in the Lowell postoffice, but now of Turkey Creek, is here, the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Berg. The Sturdevant sisters of Crown Point are the guests for a week of Mr. and Mrs. II. II. Ragon and Mrs. John Cox. Dan Comerford, who is no the de livery wagon for Ilowet &. Ruge de partment store, is sick and confined to the house. Fred Elbert threshed six acres of wheat that yielded forty-seven bush els per acre. Thus far Fred wears the medal. Mrs. J. B. Bailey is visiting at the home of County Treasurer Bailey at Crown Point. From Crown Point Mrs. Bailey will go to Union Mills, LaPorte county, for an extended visit with relatives. "Doc" Turner is having quite a serious time "with his lame hip. Last Sunday it broke loose and bled until he became in quite a weakened condi tion. Dr. Quincy was called and gave relief. The north end of our little city is all excitement over what is suppose ! to be burglars prowling around. Two nights in succession attempts were made to enter the home of Sam II. Nichols but were frightened away. Oscar Brown heard them, four in number, planning on what is sup posed to be a great robbery and sev eral other people heard them skidoo ing. Better "get your gun Johnnie." Trustee Worley informs us that the school children around South Island, in the Kankakee marsh, will be haul ed by wagon in the future to Egypt school house, a distance of about four miles. Mr. Worley was petitioned to build a school house for the accom modation of the school children in the marsh district but he thought it would be cheaper to haul them than to build the school house and pay the teacher. Hobart News John Stockes of Gary was in town I today. - I Miss Dolly Newman was a Valp:i - raiso visitor today. j tin his residence, a wireless .telephone j Frank Beckwith,: general superin-i with direct connections with Gold Mrs. Frank Barnes of Chicago tendent of the C. I. & S. and I. H. field, Colo. All returns of the Gans spent Sunday with relatives In Ho-j railways,' had dinner at the South and Nelson figha can be had at his bart. Wm. Crockett and family of Chi- cago were guests of Mr. Crockett's parents a few days this week. Hans and Jerome Stemmes of Chi cago visited their parents over Sun day. Peter Jaeobson, clerk at the Fort Wayne depot, and wife, left yesterday for the East where they will visit points of interest for a week. A number of people from Merrill- ville had a b ask et dinner on the lawn at the M. E. parsonage here last Fri day. A picnic was held in Dave Frank's woods Saturday and the proceeds of same were given to Mrs. Henry Coop er, to help defray hospital expenses. Hobart is full of shows this week. "The Messenger Boy," will be played in the opera house Thursday night and a patent medicine show is here for a week doing their stunt on the commons. M. B. White of the Gazette left Saturday for New York state to visit friends and relatives for about ten days when he will return home with his family who has been there for several weeks. Harry James, who works for Rob ert Roper east of town, while feeding cattle from a wagon, accidentally slipped and fell to the ground, break ing two ribs. Dr. E. R. Gordon was called and at present Mr. James is doing nicely. The ' Maroons Sunday were de feated by the Ivys of South Chicago by the score of 1 to 0. It rained for about two hours in the forenoon but the sun came out and dreid off the ground and a nicer day could not have been asked for. The Maroons got 7 hits while tie Ivys got but 3 from Myers. But for an error by Shortstop Tunica in making a throw to first, we would have seen a much longer game. The winning run was made in the eighth inning. Grown Point Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fagen left to day for a week's visit at Keota, Iowa. : A force of decorators will begin begin work next Monday doing the new frescoing on St. Mary's church. .A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meeker Sunday forenoon. Will Steeb has accepted a position with a Chicago wholesale house as a traveling salesman. Rev. Ph. Guethoff; pastor of St. Mary's church has gone on the annual retreat of the Ft. Wayne diocese, at Notre Dame, lad. Charles Reeder has received word that he passed the civil service exam ination for a clerical position in the Detroit custom house with a grade of t'M 2-5 per cent and his name has been placed on the eligible list. Alfred A. Winslow returned Mon day noon from a visit to Dr. E. A. Schell at Crawfordsville and is hold ing himself in readiness for orders from Washington to report to his post as consul at Valparaiso, Chile. Indiana Harbor. Miss Casrie Baker was in Chicas vesterdav afternoon. Harry B. Barker was around town vesterdav afternoon. M. C. Frycinger has returned from a visit at New York City. Herbert Fryer of Chicago was the guest of F. li Erickenson, cashier of the State Bank. John R. Farvoid returned to the Harbor yesterday after taking a couole of weeks vacation." Mrs. Mary Murphy from Montana, was in Indiana Harbor yesterday looking after some of her property here. Miss Ann Gal via has returned to the Harbor after visiting friends in Springfield, Ohio. . George II. Meyers of South Chicaso U-as in Indiana 'Harbor vesterdav on Dusiness. Fred Adelsperger of Wheeler, Ind., -pent yesterday in the Harbor look-! jing - after some of his interests here.; Bay last evening. People - who think Indiana Harbor is at a standstill, should take a street car ride over here and watch the city grow for a few minutes. South of the Pennsylvania tracks there are over a hundred dwellings, flat buildings, stores, etc., going up, and if the num ber were doubled there would not be enough to hold all the people who want to come here and live and can! find no pace to live in. Several weeks ago the city council of East Chicago passed an ordinance requiring all owners of vacant prop erty to cut down all weeds on and around their property. i he East Chicago company has had about ten men working cutting weeds since then and have been closely watched by the city solons. We have failed thought to find anyone else cutting weeds. Was that ordinance just pass ed for the benefit (?) of the East Chicago company ,or will the street commissioner cut the weeds on other vacant places and send in the bill to the owners? Hegewisch New 4 Charles Miller is in town again; he is just back from Memphis. Mrs. A. L. Annstron visited the city Friday and Saturday. Miss Leonorio Peting and Charles Sanfore were married Saturday. Mr. Drake has left on his vacation for two weeks. Miss xgnes McDonell spent the afternoon in the city shopping. Mr. Barr of the General chemical works was married yesterday. The Ft. Wayne depot was slightly damaged by lightning today. Mrs. Grooves and her daughter Vallarie left for Goshen, Ind., today for a visit with relatives. Carl Hohwy has severed his connec tion with the Western Steel Car and Foundry company. A new police patrol box has been installed at 13Gth street and Howard avenue. Mrs. Miller and daughter of St. Louis are visiting at A. Bundy's of this ity. The wires at the Erie depot are all out of order leaving the town with no telegraph communication. Miss Mary Brackett spent a very pleasant afternoon out on Wolf Lake last Sunday. The Dorcas society meets at the home of Miss LeVanch Martindale this evening at 7:30. John Sheau, formerly of Hegewisch spent a few hours with his friends yesterday. Business is increasing at the tele phone exchange, an addition being put on the switch board, and several new phones put in. Mrs. Bob Alexander is erecting a new two story residence on Howard avenue and 136th street, with all modern improvements. Charles Reed and Louis Berg spent the afternoon in visiting the differ ent departments of the Western Steel Car and Foundry company's shops. Mrs. Louie Johnson has gone to Chicago to purchase furniture to fit up a first class rooming house at 13312 Ontario avenue. Miss Agnes McDoneld of Superior avenue has gone to Harvey, 111. to spend a week with Mrs. Clark, form erly of this place. Miss Fink, formerly of Indianapolis but now of Hegewisch passed away at her home, 13204 Ontario avenue at S o'clock last evening. Notice of the funeral will appear later. Two young men from Hammond who took occasion to pounce upon a Hegewisch citizen, were arrested and taken to the South Chicago po lice station to await trial. I j A small apartment of the Western Steel Car and Foundry company was ! destroyed by fire last evening but no I serious damage was done as the fire department soon had the fire under control. Thomas Haniey has just installed ioSce, No. 23. j Subscribe for the lake Comity Times. Whiting News Most of the telephones in Whiting are out of cider, from the storm yes terday. The family of Wilbur Johnson of Fred street, are visiting at Chester ton, Ind. Mrs. Charles Cole of Fred street, entertained a few friends at a six o'clock dinner last evening. Miss Fairy Gordon of 119th street is entertaining several out of town friends. John Blaskcon was sent to Crown Point yesterday, not being able to pay his fine for assaulting a man on the street. The ice cream social given by the Foreign Missionary society at the Methodist church last night was a decided success both socially and fi nancially. Miss Valecia Ordner and Charles Egbert of Indiana Harbor, and Miss Nellie Ilannephin and Wallace Corpe witnessed "The Time, the Place and the Girl" at the LaSalle street thea ter last evening. Miss Frieda Lotz of Clark street, yesterday resigned her position as chief telephone operator at Indiana Harbor. She will soon leave for Mil waukee where she will be married to Mr. Oscar Hoppe, formerly of this city. The police are busy shooting dogs running at large without a muzzle. There were twelve shot this morning. One of Oliver street's citizens evi dently thinks he has police author ity, shooting down a dog this morn ing in the presence of a little girl whom he was following, almost throwing the child into spasms. During yesterday's electrical storm the home of Mrs. Quigley of Davidson's addition, was slightly dam aged by lightning. It struck the chim ney going into the house through the roof and tore the paper off the wall and knocked pitcures off the walls. The members of the family were all more or less shocked, and one little girl, who is visiting from Buffalo, N. Y., was thrown to the floor from a couch where she was lying. There were a few flames but they were soon extinguished without the aid of the fire department. Robertsdale Newy factory in sight, surveyor on Indiana boulevard and vicinity yes terday. The Robertsdale military band will play for the teamsters' union at South Chicago, Labor day. Officer August Homan and family are now quietly located in their new home on Harrison avenue. Mrs. James Cross of Harrison ave nue, was in Hammond on business Tuesday. Walter Engler of Roberts avenue, who has been sick for some time writh typhoid fever, is able to be out again. The Robertsdale fire department will hold their annual picnic at John Szirway's grove, 117th street and Harrison avenue, September 1G. Harry and Hattie Timm of In diana boulevard, will visit with Mrs. Robert Atchison of Maplewood Isl and, Crocker, Ind., for several days. Miss Minnie Brown of Sugar Creek, Kan., returned to her home after spending several weeks with her fath er, James Brown of Harrison ave nue. C. W. Johnson of Roberts avenue, has resigned his position with the C. L. S. Sr b We are sorry to learn that Mr.. Johnson will no longer be a resident of Robertsdale. He has been one of our most faithful citi zens. Mr. and Mrs. George Sladek of Pa los Springs, 111., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hatt of Indiana boulevard and Mr. Goble of Whiting, left for a trip on the whaieback to Milwaukee yester day evening. The Robertsdale fire department is greatly pleased over the outcome of the tournament held at East Chicago last Saturday. Up to 12 o'clock last night all members were still running and no doubt will for quite a while to come. Well, to tell the truth about it, they certainly have a right j to keep on running as long as they i wish, taking from the showing they made with that handful' of men'erally bring3 out the romance, for They have something up their sleeve for next year, so keep your eye on proper. The answer may be "Cana Robertsdale. ( da" Louisiana," and has been "Eng- KAUFMANN & WOLF, HAMMOND, IND. OUR ANNUAL anufacturers Has Opened With Tremendous Bush In spite of the hot weather great crowds of eager buyer are filling every aisle of this establishment, giving expression of their enthusiasm over the tremendous bargains by unus ually liberal buying. If you have not been here yet don't delay any longer, and to those who hive attended the sale the first two days we say come again, for every day brings new bargains and really you can't afford to miss any of them You'll Thank us for Taking Our Word HOI'S Some of life's richest and greatest drama not necessarily tragic is en acted daily within the walls of the Lake county superior court building here in Hammond. The actors come from all parts of the world and from every walk in life and in age range from infants, so to speak, to the tot tering old man who is preparing him self to die. The strangeness of it all is the fact that the stage, though hidden in a chain of cities and In the shadow of a metropolis, is nevertheless, sought out by people from the farthest cor ners of the earth. They want to get on the stage and still they don't want to be seen. It is for the reason of marriage or, "the fatal plunge," "the dive into as the funny man pleases to call it. oblivion," "the goodby stunt," "get ting into the harness," or committing matrimony." that Hammond is sought out by these classes of people. The funny man though he often uses his term to suit his fancy rare ly hits wide of the mark when he at taches a phrase to a particular coup le that may have been 'next." The fact that he is correct impress es itself all the more on one when an opportunity presents itself to watch the procession as it marches in and out of the court house. The couples are lost in the throng as they walk or drive through the business center, although the close observer can eas ily pick them in a crowd, especially the younger ones, as they are making their way to the clerk's office and from there to the judge. They follow the crowd down Hoh man street, and as the building is approached, their steps are quicken ed or slacken as the case may be, and it is interesting to see a seemingly brave man falter before he enters the wide door where he promised himself that. he would find his wish fulfilled. He will do anything to gain time. He will ask a boy to run an errand for him, while he and his bride to be, wait at the entrance. Or in the other case he will rush into the police station or the jail in his hurry to get there. The climax comes before the rail ing in the clerk's office. The couple is prepared for the ordeal, that is, it thinks It is. The clerk asks the first question and then appearr the first blush on the bride to be. The first question is usually: "You are not In any way related to each other?" The girl or the widow or the divorcee stammers a "No," while the groom to be, summons enough courage to say, "Not Yet," Another question that causes the lady to crimp her toes downward, is the one about age. "You must remember that your answers are made under a solemn oath," they are told, and not for the first time i has the man found out that his ideal ! was in reality older than he judged her to be. j The question, "Where from?" gen- the least number is from Hammond Closing Qui Sale mm. mill" land" and "China." The story of Jerry Ellis, and his bride in the automobile is still fresh, in the minds of the readers of the daily papers. Only yesterday a couple was in town trying to buy off the papers to overlook their names in the list of marriage licenses. "If our names are published we will be unable to get married." was their reason. This is only one of the many cases. vtt4.i. safe to say that nine out of , tea couples tnat come to Hammond do so thinking that here, their names will not be found. Many knew Hammond when it was a straggling little village and are unaware that it has grown up and is doing things in metropolitan fashion. A young couple comes up stairs They have evidently just finished their high school course. It is prob able that they have told their par ents that they are going to Indiana to attend a picnic at Cedar Lake. They stop off in Hammond and re turn to their home in Chicago or elsewhere as man and wife. Another couple comes to the court house. They drove up in a hack. The door is opened for them and a big woman steps out. She is follow ed by a puny, helpless cripple. They walk up the steps; she leads the way and occasionally turns to see him fol low on his crutches. Their license reads that he Is a. mine owner and she a housekeeper. He Is from Mon tana and she from Alabama. Where did he meet her or, rather where did she meet him? Two automobiles drive up, on from the north and one from tha south. All is evidently prearranged. They return in a few minutes and drive away in one machine. Their course is eastward. A few days af terward the eastern papers report that these two were missed nt New port and are now on their way ta Jerusalem. Another pair holds the attention. He and she look all over man and wife, nobody'pays attention to them. Still they too, look for the clerk's of fice. It is the third time that this very pair has stood before an official to take the necessary license. They speaks little, give their names In a perfunctory way, leave the building and ask for a place to get a twenty-five-cent meal. "It's once in a life time," as tho old saw goes, but with them it has been three times and they are still living and may try it once more. Thus Hammond is sought out, not like St. Joe. only by light-he'art-ed ones, careless ones, but more es pecially by that class which is desir ous of hiding just that, which It is least1 willing to let the world see. The following names show the lat est arrivals in Hammond in quest j for the license: George Miller, Oshkosh. 30. Edna Luthe, Oshkosh. 21; Richard W. Young, 33. May Session, Aurora, 22; Carl F. Carlstrom, Chicago, 22, Aug usta Peterson, Chicago, 34; EmerscTa Priest, Elgin, 111.. 27. Clara L. Pond, Springfield, 111., 34.