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11 fjfl i"" VOL. 1, NO. 91. NIGHT EDITION. HxUIMOND, INDIANA, MONl)AYs OCT. S, ONE CENT PER COPY. : i i ! BR FEW BUS Hamir.ond Man Appointed to Assist in Transacting Court Business. OCTOBER m 0PEII5 Much Routine Business Disposed Of and Everything In Eeadiness For Legal Grind. The October term of the superior court opened this morning with Judge Tuthill on the bench. After the rou tine bi.'slntss had been disposed of hii honor named Judge Bowers of j Hammond to assist him in the trial Of the criminal cases, while he ad judicates the differences between the contestants in a '6tru k jury" case which has been set for day after to morrow. Thi3 Is quite an unusual proceeding In Lake county, according to the at torneys who were on hand this morn ing; to enter motions and confer witli Judge Tuhill on the question of mak ing up the court calendar. It has hap pened quite frequently in other coun ties, but while not without precedent In Hammond, is sufficiently unusual to have been regarded as a matter ot spec ial Interest. The action was taken ostensibly on Recount of a confiiction of dates, Judge Tuthill having set a civil case, which was held over from last term, Tor Wednesday of this week and the criminal calendar opening on this date. There is, however, urgent need for an extra judge as there as so many cases which were filed last term which have not as yet come to trial. There Is also j an extra amount of business appertain ing to the present term. Considerable progress was made, this morning In getting the cases under way. There were about forty attor neys from different parts of Lake county present and the usual business of filing motions was disposed of In short order, considering the number of motions entered. Then commenced the calllr.fr of the cases from the bar docket, the attorneys signifying whether their clients wished a trial by jury or not. This formality was all but completed during the morning session cf court, but few names re mained to take up the attention of Judge Tuthill when court reconvened after the midday adjournment. The c riminal calendar for the present week has been ai ranged In the following or der: First Wednesday. No. 6:17 State of Indiana vs. Dur.i phey. J No. 640 State of Indiana vs. l-'tnnk Kadow. No. 631 State of Indiana vs. George Fower. No. 63? -State of Indiana vs. George Molish. No. ,63;5 State of Indiana V3. Joe Stow ley. First Thursday. No. 627 state el Indiana vs. Frank Buck. ' No. 631 Statu of Indiana vs. No. 636 State of Indiana vs. Martin Fehaub. No. 621 State cf Indiana vs. Fred Neff. First Friday. No. 6.13 State of Indiana vs. J. R. Billings. No. 639 State, of Indiana vs. Ixnaz Bakoy et al. No. 617 Suite of Indiana vs. Charles Srafer. No. &72 State of Indiana vs. John Fortncr. No. 607 State of Indiana vs. Ed. Ket nor. The lawyers interested in the cases filed for this term of court are in conference this afternoon with Judge Tuthill arranging the dates of the hearings and the calendar com plete will probably appear tomorrow. Peter A. Holfeyrer filed a suit this morning in the Lake superior court against the receiver for the Cal umet Electric Street Railway company in which he asks damages in the sum of $20,000. Ilolfeyzers in his bill states that not long ago while he was alight ing .from one of the defendant com pany's cars at Michigan avenue and 111th street, the car started forward with a jerk, throwing him violently to the ground and injuring him both ex ternally and internally. Among other things mentioned are a. broken hip. The bill also sets forth that the plain tiff suffered a- severe nervous shock from which he has never wholly re covered. The city of East Chicago entered the suit in the Superior court today against about thirty property owners who have failed to pay their assessment for the building of a sewer in the streets on which their property abuts. The amounts vary from a few dollars to 1 Gffl INCOME King Edward and Wales De rive Profits from Lake County Industries. LORD SHIHCOilfl, TOO Fact Made Possible By Ore Deal Between United States Steel and Great Northern. King Edward VII, the Prince of Wales and Lord Strathcona are to de rive an income from the industries of Lake county beginning in 1907. This is made a fact through the deal which has just been closed between the Great Northern Railroad company and the United States Steel , Corporation of Gary whereby the former is to supply the latter with 750,000,000 tons of iron ore from Minnesota fields where the ore is to be mined. The King of England, Prince of Wales and i-ord Strathcona are stockholders of the Great Northern and by this means witl participate in the profits of the deal. J. J. Hill, railroad magnate, who came ostensibly to Chicago Saturday to attend the Commercial association's second annual banquet at which he was the guest of honor, combined business with pleasure and spent the day in close consultation with Burlington railway officials at the Adams street offices. Mr. Hill talked freely of the'gigantic financial deal whih ho - negotiated whereby the Great N i-j, ;g,il road of which he Is the president, will receive $1,000,000,000. Thl3 represents the big gest ore transaction the world has ever known. The sale is of interest in Lake county from the fact that the United States Steel Corporation is the pur chaser and the ore will be manufact ured in the new steel plant at Gary. The expectations are that the Minne sota fields from which the ore is to be mined will yield at least 750,000,000 tons and the output may reach the 1.000,000.000 mark. The minimum ton nage agreed to be mined during 1907 is 750,000 tons. This is to be increased by 750,000 tons per year until S, 250, 000 tons is reached after which it will con tinue on that basis. The price to be paid," said Mr. IliH, "is $1.60 a ton with an increase of 4 cent a ton per year. If they mine 500,000 tons this year this increase will amount to $17,000,000. If the opera tions last fifty years, the gainers by the deal will realize $1,500,000,000. Of course it is the greatest deal in iron that the world has ever known, but this is a day of big things and the mere proportions of a transaction like this are not so important as the probable results." Mr. Hill denied that he had person ally made a fortune in the transaction, his profits being based upon his hold ings in the Great Northern, as a stock owner. The greatest individual gainer is J. M. Longyear who will become the possessor of a fortune of about J24, 000.000. FEN" DIG HEARING NEXT FRIDAY. County Superintendent Hamilton has received word from State Superintend ent Cotton that the case of Teacher Bernburt Fendig on appeal will be taken up on Friday, Oct. 12, at which time Supt. Cotton and Attorney Gener al Miller will come to Rensselaer to conduct the hearing. Rensselaer Re publican. G INS-NELSON PICTt RES A FAKE. Some enterprising five-cent moving pitcure men are advertising the fact that they are displaying the moving pictures of the Gans-Nelson fight al Goldficld. There are dozens of Ham mond people who have been deceived by their claims and have spent their nickel only to be disgusted with the exhibition, when they found that it was nothing but a poor imitation of the fight by two nun who know mighty little of the pugilistic game. GETS GOVERNMENT JOB. Charles Kuhn of Hammond has pas sed the civ II service examination as U. S, meat inspector and will begin his duties next Monday. He docs not jet know where he will be sent. HIGO ZOBJECK STILL CARRIES BILLET. Hugo Zobjeck, who was shot in Ho bart while trying to stop the man who shot his friend in front of a saloon, was in Hammond this afternoon. He still carries the bullet which is buried some where near his shoulder blade. Al though he is able to be about, he is still suffering from the wound that was at one time thought to be fatal mm I i ill i Si ffiil m 1 Sill wmm -U tup RD Dusty: "1 say, Weary, beln' a gentleman is largely a matter uv dress, ain't it?" Weary: "No, Dusty; it's more a matter uv B'idress. A true gent is a feller dat takes bis clothes off every night excep Weti he's drunk." CHILD SCALDED 11 V CONTENTS OF WASHING MACHINE. Baby la Trying to Iluise Herself by Means of a Plug, Pull it out and is Fatally Injured. The one-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ilillman, living west of Ho- died ,yesf erday morning from the effects of "burns Tecrlved by being scalded on Saturday aiorning when if pulled the plug from a washing ma chine that was filled with boiling water. The mother wished to have the child with her where she could guard it, while busied with her washing. Seeing no possible danger by letting the little one crawl on the floor, the mother did not hesitate to let it come near the ma chine. The child kept on crawling and noticing the plug which protruded from the machine, readied for it. It raised itself up by it but f.'ll back when the plug gave way. The boiling water fol. lowed, pouring over the helpless baby. Its body was scalded in a frightful manner. The horrified mother was quite unnerved by the sight of her lit tle one's 'sufferings. All day Saturday and during the fol lowing night the child suffered until It was released by death. The funeral will take place tomor row morning after services have been held at St. Bridget's church. FRONTIER WARFARE WAGED WITH SPARROW GUN S. West Hnniinouil Boy Gets a Pellet In the Groin -Said to Have Been Fired by Youth from this Side. Two parties of school boys, one from Hammond and the other from West Hammond, both carrying .22 calibre rifles, both out for the sport of shoot ing; sparrows, clashed with each other yesterday afternoon on the Illinois side of the state line, seemingly because each party imagined an attack had been made" upon it by the opposite party. John Mikolajszk of 101-155th, West Hamrrord, received a flesh wound in the groin by a bullet from the rifle of young S. Mellle of this city. Louis Mott. the latters school mate, was with his frierd on the West Hammond ex pedition. The feeling among the South Hoh man ftreet boys and the young Poles across the state line has been very strained for some time, and it was due to this that it took only a stray bullet to excite the imagination of both parties that they had been fired upon. While the West Hammond boy received the bullet, his assailant claims that he and his friend Mott were fired upon first. Counting the boys on both sides there were about ten of them, and the ten tell different stories, which If sum med up reads as follows, on the Ham mond side: We were out sparrow hunting and happened to get" into ter ritory in which some of the boys across th? state line were already shooting. A bullet or two came our way, in tentionally we think, and we tried to scare them by shooting into the ir in their direction. We never knew that anybody was injured tintil an hour af ter. Of course, we are sorry if it was our fault The story from across the state line Koi-s along the same line, with the difference that they claim the Ham mend toys laid for them and opened fire on them. THE WEATHER. Colder tonlgM wilk probable stumers. Tuesday fair. rfATTER OF UNDRESS. ii'i. OOZE BRAWL; OLD DYING W. D. France of Hobart is ;?. Held Bending tie Out : ;; r come. INJURIES TO GEORGE YOUNG Farmer and liveryman Had Been living On Friendly Terms Until V Both Got Drunk. George Young, one of the promin ent farmers of Hobart township, is not expected to live until tomorrow morn ing because of fatal injuries that he received In a drunken brawl with W, D. France of Hobart last night. France Tras placed under arrest today and on tho outcome of Young's condition de pends on whether Fiance will be held for manslaughter or for assault and battery. i France, too, shows bruises but of minor consequences, that he received in the fierce struggle. 1 Whisky was the cause of the bloody fight. It is said that both men were too drunk to realize tneir condition. Until a late hour last night their in tercourse has always been of a friendly nature. Both men had spent the greater part of the evening in drink Jag. At their first meeting there were no signs of a quarrel until they got into an argument. It soon became so heated that both men in their drunk en condition, tried to settle their dif ferences by force. Young is an old man and could not withstand the ter rible onslaught of fcis younger opon cnt. France. But ho blow of serious Consequence had been dealt until France kicked Young in the pit of the stomach. The blow was delivered with al of France's remaining strength. His victim doubled up like a straw. The agony that the aged farmer suffered was shocking to the bystanders, who weie unable to separate the combat ants. After France ha& seen what he had donehe awoke from his drunken stup or like a man from a dream. He real ized the precarious condition into which he had kicked the old man and expressed Ills regrets. France showed no resistance this morning when he was put under ar rest. He repeated his expressions of sincere regrets for the unfortunate deed cf last night. ROBBERS ARE STILL AT LARGE. The Crown Point authorities have thus far been unable to find any clew to the persons who robbed the safe in the Pennsylvania depot. The robbery was perpetiattd in the absence of Sta tion Agent Beach, while the latter was Siring a train order to a waiting pas senger. A considerable amount of money aril a number of tickets are re ported stolen. !( .,,,,,(. iiii.J li!S.ii.in.i;;iii ill Hiililfm k MIKE rOE TO AVOID CIlASn LEAVES CAR AND IS Rl'X DOWN'. Young Hungnriaa While On Inter urban Car Between East Chicago and the Harbor Jump la Front of Passenger Train. Mike Pope of Hegewisch c a mefrrjr near posing Tftii life and wttf always be a.cripple because he thought a pas-sengei- train on the Chicago, Indiana & Southern was about to crash into the Interurban car which runs be tween East Chicago and Indiana Har bor. In his effort to save himself he jumped off from the car and was run over by the passenger train, sustain ing injuries which will result in the loss of his foot. Pope Is a Hungarian, only 19 j-ears old, and has not been in this country long enough to learn the language. This fact makes the case all the more pitifUl and is hard to understand how a foreigner, who without little in telligence and who has difficult in speaking the English language can hope to get along with the additional handicap of a crippled limb. After the accident the man. was car ried to the station and was compelled to wait there ever two hours before the ambulance arrived from Hammond to carry him to St. Margaret:? hospital Undertaker Teal of the Harbor has an ambulance and why those who took charge of the injured man should Vait for the arrival of an ambulance from Hamond when Pope could have been taken to the hospital in less than an hour is hard to understand. The accident happened between eight and nine o'clock in the morning and it was nearly noon before he arrived at the hospital. The crushed foot was amputated by a local physician and the young man is said to have with stood the shock remarkably well and to be getting along nicely this morning . JOHN NOON AX NOT GUILTY. John Noonon returned from St. Joe last night and has spent the greater part of today denying the report that he was married there yesterday. His friends claim that his "lady friend' went on the same boat and think this is the only solution as hi.3 brother William was married there last week to Miss Ethel Sickman of this city. Master Hubert Shine celebrated his tenth anniversary Saturday afternoon by giving a birthday party to his friends and teachers, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shino 41 Doty street, from 2 to 5. After games and music a birthday supper was served. The guests were Rev. W. E. Shirey, Mesdames Prechtel, El liot and Young and Phamie Shine Chauncey Wilson, Harold Hammond Ada Smith. Frances Herron, Pauline Meyers, Lucille Hehendeen, Edith Mc Conneil, Frieda Mnett, Plga Volk- man. Cora Epker, Grace Miller, Etta and Agnes Cushman, Lemuel Prechtel Lillian and Rudolph Monberg, Bert land Blair, Margaret Austgen. Helen and Harold Stout, Esther .nd Everett Burgman, Helen and Laura Meyers Rebecca and John Dahl, Clure and Ruth Burgc. Eva and Walter Shine and Forest Bowers. W. C. Curtis, county superintendent of the Lake county schools, was in Hammond this morning on his way to Gary where he will look after the new school there. The Don C. Hall Co., who are playing at the Grand Vaudeville theatre, con tinue to draw good houses) and please the people. Several good new plays are on this week among them "Enoch Ardea" and "Jasper Joskins.'! APOTHEOS E BILL All Roads Lead to Grounds of Chicago Nationals and Americans. 10 FINAL IS 0 On a Series of Seven Games Depends the Championship of the World. Richard Henry Little was a year too soon. About this time last year when the Russian war correspondent was de tailed by a leading newspaper to do a little fancy work in connection with the fancy finish of the race for the pennant of the American League, which was between the Philadelphia Athletics and the White Stockings of Chicago, he said: "This is the apothe osis of base ball." It was an important assignment and Richard Henry Little took it seriously. After making this addition to the base ball vocabulary Richard Henry Little was an in. jus supsequeni re marks did not help his reputation as a llterateur and were soon forgotten in base ball. He said something, how ever, that is valuable for future appli cation. Here is the real apotheosis of base ball. Chicago Nationals and the Chi cago Amtricans, who have won the championship of their respective league ?egin tomorrow to fight It out41" championship of the world. ThiSj is the first time in the history ot the National league when one city has contained within-. itself the possibility of flying three pennants. Above All Else. The Question to be decided is one or national interest, it over shadows every other question of the day. It rises superior to politics, to trusts, finance, commerce and every thing else. The rules as laid down by the Na tional Commission, provide for second games and to the winners of the first four will go the championship of the world. On paper the Nationals are su perior to the Americans and although bnse ball is not a betting game, bet ters are laying two to one against the South Siders. This considering the un certainty of base ball is liberal odds Both teams are in excellent shape and it cannot be said that it will be an overwhelming victory over ths other The Nationals, otherwise known as the Spuds, have established a record for games won but it is argued that the league of which it was a member, was not so evenly balanced as the one in which the American triumphed. It Is simply a matter of chance and the con dition of the teams when they face each other. Base Ball Crazy. When it really became certain that the two major leagues teams of Chi cago would finish first in their re spective leagues the interest in the world's series was immediately fan ned to a whirlwind of enthusiasm and the headquarters of the successful clubs were literally swamped with applica tions for reservations. As high as J100 has already been paid for one box and no telling what the speculators will get a tthe last moment, if they are patient enough to withstand tempting offers in the meantime. The baseball world was given con siderable of a surprise last fall when it was announced that the series be tween the New Yorks and Philadelphia Athletics drew 91,723 people in five days, the receipts reaching ?6S,435. But with good weather here the com ing week the big figures given out a year ago will be surpassed by a tig margin. Over half that amount has already been taken in just for box seats. Question of $pace. The local National League manage ment has said it can take care of 26, 000 people each day. From indications that many people will apply for admis sion at every game if the days are fair. President Corr.iskey of the Amer ican League club hasn't estimated how many people he can handle, but prob ably the total will not be much, if any, less than the West Side figures. Imagine, then, what .will happen when the 26,000 bitterly partisan fans .will do when they rub shoulders with each other in the bleachers. All the boiler works and siren whistles In town wouldn't be one, two. six with the noise the fans intend to let loose. Whether the best lungs are developed on the West Side or on the South will be quite well established before the first game is over. What Makes the Odds. It was to be expected that the cubs would be at a short price. They beat the sox last fall four of five, and sine ihrn won the National League cham pionship by the greatest total of vic tories ever recorded in one season. TUiy nut and decisively whipped tho New York giants, champions of tho world, and rolled up such an amount of laureis and prestige that soon they cune to be thought of as invincible. On the otlser hand, the sox had an awful battle on their hands to prove tiiat they were the best in the Amer ican League. They succeeded, but with not much to spare. A a matter of fact, one manager. Grithth of New York, is claiming that his team would have been a stronger aggregation to represent the league in the scrap for world's glory. The first betting recorded last week was :i few scattering wagers by board, of trade men that the cubs would win, the juicy odds cf 3 to 1 being laid ort the West Siders. Not much was put up at those figures, but one big com mission of $;,000 to be placed on thJ cubs at " 'a to 1 went begging for ; day or two. TODAY'S RACING RESULTS. Belmont Park, N. Y., Oct. S. Fir race Macy, Jr., first: (liovannt Bue- vio, second Runnels, third. Second race Ballat. first; 0'KenetV second; Hickory, third, Third race Adoration, first; Fantast tic, second; Pope Joan, third. Fourth race Ironsides, firat; Gool Luck, second; Runinng Water, third. Louisville, Ky Oct. 8. F-t. race Laura E., first; Earl of Leicester, sec ond; My Bessie, third. Second race Auditor, first; , Pacific, second; Whippoorwill, third. Third race Pretension, first; Aaora, second? Cold Mai ,Jjn!. ' SPECIAL INFOHMATION AS TO,, .., INStltANCE MVITEIIS ALL I.V. Auditor of State Now tins all the Data Necessary to His Report-Secrecy Observed. (Special to Lake County Times.) Indianapolis, Indiana, October 6. It is understood that Warren Bigler auditor of the state, has at last, re ceived all the special information that he has been trying to obtain from tho Indiana life insurance companies for over two months. One day last week, it is said, he received the last of tha answers to interrogatories sent out in the middle of July. No definite information can be ob tained with reference to these interro gatories that 4-ie auditor sent out. It is understood, however, that they in cluded the questions tending to show up the relative amount of the premium Incomes that the various companies had spent in getting new business; also, tha amount that the Indiana companies pay out, every year, in the form of divi dends to special contract holders. At least these, and perhaps other points have been involved In the Interrogato ries. It is supposed that the informa tion obtained will be us d in connect on with the report that the investigating committee is formulating. So far as can be ascertained, this re port will be the most important ono Involving Indiana financial institu tions that heve ever been made by State officials. Nothing can be learned, ex cept in a very general way with refer ence to it and the members of the com mittee have been very secretive. Tho report Is to be made direct to the gov ernor and he will give it out. Incidentally it may be : mentioned that organization plans are on foot, now, for the work of the International Policyholder's campaign in the State. The work will be in charge of Govern or Hanly, C. C. Shirley and W. C. Van Arsdel, the two Indianians whoso names appear on tht International ticket of the Mutual Life of New York and the New iork Lue Insurance com pany. In the lung interview today, Mr. Shirley kives. In dc-taU. the reasons why the policyholders' ticket should bo elected, in order t.at the control may be wrested from the .tands of the Wall street manipulators. Voting is to be gin Oct. 18, and continue for two months. Cn Sunday afternoon two young Germar.a from Gary were on their way back to camp from Tolleston. when at the Wabash tower th-y met Will Powers, Pierce HHIen tnd nine other young men. all from Aetna, who a?k ed therr for whisky. When told that thy had none they searched them and not finding any, commenced to abusa them. The two Germans started on the run for Toll-ston and were pur sued by the Aetna nv-n, and one of the Germans in running across the Michigan Central railroad tracks at Toliestoji. fell. All of the Aetna men pitched upon him and would have killed bin had it not been for Frank Jones who interfered and , helped t ) drive the Aetna men away. The Ger man who fell got a s -vere scalp wound and it was necessary to ca'l Dr. Watson of Hobart to dress tho wound. MOMENT FLUSHES i M'