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VOL. 1, NO. 101. NIGHT GOVERNOR TO ,E THE ISSUE Democratic State Campaign to Open at Greenfield Tonight. RALSTON THE LEADER Prophecy Is Made that Entire Fight of the Party Will Be Against State Executive. (Special to Lake County Time.) Indianapolis, Oct. 16. Tonight at Greenfield, Hancock county, Samuel L. Ralston of Lebanon, erstwhile and pres ent of the leaders of Indiana Demo cracy, will deliver the real keynote speech of the Democratic state cam paign. Thus much the Democratic leaders admit. And that keynote speech, from which the leaser speakers of the Democratic party are to take their cues, is to be vitriolic attack on J. Frank Hanly, the lawyer, the private citizen, the prose cuting attorney, and the governor. This is to be the sum and substance o fthe remarks that the Hon. Samuel Ralston will make at Greenfield to nlKht. Tui"3 is what the Democratic leaders will not admit, in toto. Jt is to be seen whether or not the facts will justify the prediction. Sam Finally Chosen. There is a very interesting story back of it all. For several weeks the Democratic leaders at the headquarters here In the city have been deluged with questions as to who. when and where and how was going- to open the cam paign, and questions closely allied. To all such questions a diffident answer has been returned. It has developed however, that the delay lias been caus eti ytiT' the -fact that the leaders . have had difficulty in getting a man of any prominence to deliver the sort of a speech that was desired. John V. Kern was approached, so the story goes, but John W. Kern de cided in the negative. He was not averse to opening the campaign for the Democrats, but he, too, objected to the kid of speech demanded. And Alonzo Green Smith; and John W. Iloltzman and others, but to no I avail. They ail believed in the theory, , but not in the way it was to be carried out. And, finally Samuel Ralston, who has never been known to fail the Demo crats when they were in sore distress, has decided to give the speech tonight at Greenfield. Hanly to Get His. And all this leads to the kind of a speech that John Kern and Green Smith and John Iloltzman balks at. H is slated to be a bitter personal at tack on Gov. Hanly for sins alleged to have been committed years gone by, as a private citizen, for alleged sins of the . prosecutorship, and for alleged sins as an executive of the state. In fact, the story is that it is to be the speech that was prepared two years ago to be delivered against Hanly when he was running for governor the same speech which John Kern then not only refused to give himself, but which he kept from being used by any of the orators of that cam paign this same speech, with an ap penda: Hanly's official record since he has been governor. For the most part, however, acording to the story, it is the same speech that was prepared two years ago. word for word: perhaps the lame series of manuscripts. Hent Gag to Come Ip. But the appenda: One Hedges, of Lebanon, Ralston's home town, has been digging through the records in the auditor of state's oifiee to find out facts about the governor's expendi tures since he has been in office. This was done two days the last of last wf-ek. lie examined with particular care the vouchers with reference to the house rent appropriation of $1.S00 a j ear. What other than this item he dug up, is not known. It is to be ex pected, however, that this will he re habilitated, along with some more an cient stories at Greenfield tonight by one Samuel Ralston. Cork Sole. Nothing new under tne sun. it is now an established fact that the Ro mans in classical times wore cork soles in their shoes to protect their feet from water, especially in winter. As high heels were not then Introduced, the Roman ladies who wished to nppear taller than they were fashioned by nature put plenty of cork under them. It remains to be demonstrated that the French women of the seventeenth century were snort of stature, and to th:ir desire to appear tall must be credited the invention of high heels. Once let a stumpy litLle bit of femin inity get to wear French heels and feel much more than her inches, and she will never depart from them. New York Times. WEATHER. Oenerally fair tonight and Wednes day; continued moderate temperature. EDITION. JUSTICE SHOPS TO BE PROBED President Brundage- Sends Out Expedition to Find Where Fines Go IT FIND OTHER THINGS The "Law" Dealt Out On the Border Line a Revelation to Lawyers Who Have Dealt In It (Special to Lake County Times.) Chicago, Oct. 16. President Brun dage, of the Cook County Board, has taken up the work of in vestigating the justice shops, with particular bearing upon the disposition of fines imposed for criminal offences and violations of city and county or dinances. He has authorized Coujity Superin tendent of Schools A. F. Nightingale to look into the records of justices who are suspected of having failed to turn into the school fund fines aggregating half a million dollars. Mr. Nightingale will have all the legal assistance neces sary, and the investigation will sweep the county from North Evanston to West Hammond. Justices will be com pelled to produce their records, If they do not voluntarily. Mr. Nightingale is about to start on a vigorous search for the missing funds. Felonies Changed to Misdemeanors. A few specific oases are mentioned where persons charged with felonies, and should have been sent to the grand jury, have been let off with fines more or less stiff, which fines were not turned over. Charges of burglary, as sault with intent to kill, forgery, crim inal assaults, and other crimes which come under the head of felony, are said to "hare-been ciiaifcid, with thecon 4 nivance of the justices, to "disorderly conduct," "violation of city ordin ances." and other finable offences, in which the justices have collected the mulct and kept it. It is alleged that this has been a common custom in jus tice shops in the south end of the coun ty, and particularly in the towns along the Indiana state line, which are really more a part or jiammona man tney are of Chicago. May Find Something Else. While Mr. Nightingale and his as sistants are tracing the money that should have been turneddnto the school fund they are expected incidentally to find some fearful and wonderful prac tices, and it is likely that as the result of their report Mr. Brundage will or der the probe to go deeper. Weird stories of "justice" as it is dis pensed in West Hammond, Hegewiseh and South Chicago have reached the countybuilding, and even State's Attor ney Healey lias become interested. Chicago lawyers, members of repu table firms, who have had dealings with the justice courts in the southern part of the county tell grimly amusing stories of their experiences. One of them said yesterday: "A criminal who has the money to pay a fine or exert a pun is more immune in mat hcck ut the woods than Stensland was in Mo rocco. Consequently, the place has be come the rendezvous of thugs and yeggmen. who make sorties into the surrounding country, holding-up and beating farmers and laborers, and re turning to find a snug haven of refuge from the law." - Citizens Want Itelief. Citizens of West Hammond have made frequent appeals to the county authorities, complaining of the malad ministration of justice, both civil and criminal, and asking relief from the ravages of cheap graft. Mr. Nightingale's investigation is ex pected to be the beginning of this relief expedition. PVTHIA.XS AT EW ORLEANS. New Orleans. Oct. 15. With 1,300 tents pitched at City Park racetrack and thirty passenger trains, which, is double the usual number due to arrive in Xew Orleans before midnight, the twenty-fourth biennial convention of th- Knights of Pythias and biennial en campment of the Uniform rank, began today. The encampment and conven tion will continue all week, prizes for drills, which are a feature of the en campment, being awarded Saturday af ternoon. Although the encampment was not due to open formally until 4 o'clock this afternoon, yet at daylight about three thousand Knights in uni foim weie at the tented city and bote's were rilled to the limit with Pythinns and their friends here to attend the ceremonies HURLED INTO ETERNITY. With little thought of the datijer that lay before him, Frank Shannon, a well known young farmer, residing six miles west of La Porte. Saturday night drove in front of the Western ex press, Xo. 23. on the Lake Shore cross ing just west of Durham station and in an instant was hurled into eternity. He was carried and thrown 150 feet by the engine. Both horses were killed and thtr wagon was reduced to kindling wood. La Porte Herald, HAMMOND, C.I.EEIt IS KII.LIM); i'lUKMAX IS DVING. Karly Morning Wreck on C. & E. at Crete, 111., Iteults in One Katality and Many Injuries. Chicago, Oct. 16. In a wreck on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois at Crete thise morning Engineer John Wickley, aged 46, was crushed to death under the overturned engine. Hans Haskell, the fireman, who jumped from the cab was injured so severely that his life is despaired of. lie is now in the Eng lewood Union hospital in a dying con dition. ; Tiie crowded passenger train which "vtlc'lCtcyg"crrgrne was pulling struck a defective rail. Wickley, after having bi;en pulled from under the wreck, died on liis way to the hospital. rnTs draw mii norsES. East night the Flints, funmakers, opened a return engagement at Towle's opera house for the entire week. It was a large audience that gathered to witness their performance, and it was not disappointed in the amount of fun and laughter that was produced. A large class of . volunteers presented themselves. from which eleven good j subjects were secured and, as the doc tor said, an entertainment far exceed ing what he expected to give, was pre sented. Mrs. Flint will, the rest of the week, as she didlast evening, present the humorous part of the program. A complete and entire change of program is promised for each evening. Popular prices will prevail. GOMPERS TO SPEAK HERE. Comes to Hammond on Monday fore noon, Oct. to Fight Congressman Crumpacker. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, is booked to speak in Hammond next Monday forenoon, October 22. While ho is not coming in answer to the la bor unions of Hammond, or the demo cratic county central committee, he will nevertheless be in the care of the labor unions of this city when lie speaks here. Gompers, it is understood, is coming here upon the instigation of the Tenth District chairman. James Kirby Risk, of Lafayette, in order to fight Congressman Crumpaeker. GIFFORD RAILROAD NOW AT A STANDSTILL. Promoter Finds Opposition When He Asks for Right of Way Through IIu liuu'a Land. The grading of the Gifford railroad in the south part of the county has been at a standstill for a number of weeks on account of a disagreement which Gifford, the promoter of the road, and Tyler Hogan, a landowner. have come to. uinorct is seeking a i right of way through Hogan's land, to which the latter objects. Both the op posing parties are obstinate in their demands, and it is not unlikely that G:fford will begin condemnation pro ceedings, in which case Hogan may iintet him with an injunction. BILLINGS IS FINED $TO. Companion of Ne!T in Street Car Fray Pleads Guilty Jury is Dismissed for Today. After pleading guilty to assault and battery in company with Fred Neff. Jay Billings was fined $10 and costs by Judge Tuthill in the Lake superior court this morning. It will be remem bered that the two defendants made a vicious attack on Conductor Young on a Hammond-Chie&go street car last summer. XefT was fined $10 yesterday. After the sentence this morning Judge Tuthill dismissed the jpry with ! instructions to be present tomorrow morning , at 10 o'clock. Judge Tuthill then left for Michigan City. 1 INDIANA, TUESDAY, OCT. THE NEW FALL HAT. A ii look GffilE WARDENS MID m 01 KIKE Lowell Men Caught Seining and Selling Liquor With out License. VIOLATORS FINED; PAY $106 One Han Arrested and Fined for Having a Seine in His Pos session Others Escape. Marshal Belshaw and a nupiber of deputy fish and game wardens of Low ell have succeeded in having three men punished for violating the Indiana game and liquor laws. George Lung and 15en Claus were arrested last Sat urday near the state line in the Kan kakee swamp for seining and selling liquor to visitors without the neces- sary license, yesterday morning tney were brought before Judge Sanders at Lowell and both .after pleading guilty to the charges, were fined in the sum of $106, including the court costs. Ira Gardner, who, however, did not belong to the gang in the swamp, was also taken before Judge Woodcock and fined 55 and costs for having a seino in his possession. Gardner was arrested last year on a similar charge. The attention of the Lowell officials had 'been called to the fact that a Low ell man had established a camp near the state line in the Kankakee swamp, about seven miles south of Lowell and that they used seines to take out large numbers of fish from the river and that they also violated the liquor laws by selling intoxicants to visitors who had heard of the camp and came there on hunting expeditions. The people in the south part of the county are known for their law-abiding spirit and objected to the transgres sion and also to the unwonted notoriety that would grow out of the violations should they continue. It was Saturday night that Marshal Belshaw. had selected for the raid. A number of deputy fish and game ward ens accompanied him to the camp. Whether their approach was antici pated or not; is not known. At any rate a number of the transgressors es caped and the raiders were able to ap prehend only two. Lung and Claus. Thus far no other violations have been heard of. TIMES DOLLAR VISITS FLOR1ST.S. The 'Lake County Times circulation dollar came into the hands of Mrs. Schutz, the florist, this morning. It has decided that if it wants to visit all the good places in town and circulate among the hustling business men that it must not lay down, as it did some time ago. Xo danger of its tarrying at the florist's, as there were too many comers and goers there who wanted to claim it. From Schutz's place of busi ness it went into the hands of Law rence Long, the painter. It is safe to say that Mr. Long will help it along on an early journey. SAGE HEIR BUYS FARM. Rensselaer, Ind., Oct. 15. Elizur W. Sase of Rensselaer, who received two checks of $25,000 each last week as his share of the estate' of his uncle. Rus sell Sage, invested $15,300 of this -- v .Mint r trtr? far v n a a r T c- a 1 ! a i i i v u 1 1 i in a v--rvA abi hi in. m i iicrr . aer, on which he will live. Sage states that he expects to invest nearly the whole of his inheritance in farm prop erty. He has been receiving letters from "get rich quick" concerns all over the country since receiving his money, but has paid no attention, to the communications. 16. lUOti. "f .i.Yvfc ut to the man who pays for it. 4ndianapoli Stn SHOT TO DEATH FOit TWEXTV-F1VE CENTS. Italian Laborer "Murders Foreman on Drainage Canal for Shortage in Pay Envelope. (Special to Lake County Times.) Chicago, Oct. 16. William Cheney, a foreman on the drainage canal, was shot and killed yesterday by Antoni Asfronti, an Italian laborer, after a dispute . involving 25 cents. Mob vio lence that threatened to cause a reign of terror along the banks of the ditch near Eockport, the scene of the crime, was averted by the coolness and brav ery of W. P. Holden, a former park policeman. Asfronti, declaring his pay envelope was short 25 cents, theatened his fore man with violence 'Saturday and de manded. that he.-be, paUitlie.:ghortage. Angry words were, passed between the men and the Italian lelt the scene vowing vengeance. Shortly before noon yesterday Chen el. who lived in Lockport, was direct ing his men at a cement mixing ma chine when the Italian suddenly ap peared around the wall Of cement sacks, drew a revolver and shot the foreman through the heart. IT'S MtSIC THAT'S PROHIBITED. Appellate Court Says Iloxes are Not Objectionable. The Appelate court Friday decided that it is music in saloons and not music boxes which is forbidden by law A judgment convicting Edward Collins of keeping a Regina music box in his saloon at Elkhart was reversed. The court said that if the statute was interpreted to exclude devices for music rather than the music itself this "would open the way to every saloon owner in the state to install in his place of business one or more vocalists to entertain his patrons and allure others into his place." It declared that the evident purpose of the state was to prohibit not only devices for amuse ment, but music, of every kind or char acter, whether produced by the voice or a musical invention. "The alluring of people into rooms whore liquor is sold, by means of amusement or music," said Judge My ers, was evidently intended to be stopped, thereby minimizing the evils of the liquor traffic by rendering unin viting the places where the same is sold." As it was not shewn that Col lins had ever played his music box, it was held that he had not offended Some of the Saloonkeepers in Indian apolis have put music boxes into their cellars, believing they Were evading the lawjy having .music in the saloons without music boxes. DELIRIOUS DRUNKARD IN CELI James Doyle, a Chicago man, was seized with a violent attF.ck of. delir ium tremens last night and had to be put into the care of the police. He was an' employe in the Gil-son yards for some time. After spending the night in a cell at the police station he had calmed down considerably and asked the police to notify his folks in Chi cago who will come after him. OFF FOR THE CONVENTION. Lake Concty Well Represented at the National Meeting of Insurance Men at Indianapolis. Prospects now point to a rousing con vention of the Xational Association of Local Fire Insurance Agents at Indian apolis, on Oct. 17-19. About fifteen Lake county men leave today and to morrow to attend the convention. The central location of the conven tion city will make it possible to get large delegations from some of the leading association states, notably Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. The Indianapolis and Indiana agents have made preparations for social enter tainment, the former giving a smoker for the delegates on Wednesday even ing at the Commercial club and the latter entertaining the visiting agents and the ladies at the German House on Thursday evening; LEW S S DOESN'T I1E GOOD Threatened "Investigation" of VanHorne's Charges Ends in Smoke. TEAPOT TEMPEST RAGES East Chicago City Council Still En gaged in the Threshing of Old Straw. The sensational demand of Alderman Lewis that Attorney Van Home prove certain charges against him came to naught at the special meeting of the East Chicago city council when it was found that it would be impossible to; compel witnesses to testifv. because there had been no written charges filed with the proper committee of the coun cil. The meeting did not adjoifen, how ever, without the usual set-to between two- of the aldermen, and the crowd V which came to see the fuu was not dis appointed. When Van Home was called upon to either prove or deny the statement that there was enough evidence against Lewis to send him to the penitentiary he demanded to know to whom he was supposed to have made the statements. Lewie had no one that he was will ing to say the statement had been made to, and so the whole matter ethereal ized, and left Lewis in an embarrassing position. Van Home It el tern ten. Van Home did, however, make the statement that there was evidence enough to send Lewis to the peniten- tiary, and that if Lewis wanted to take issue with him in the matter-he could take the matter into court and compel him there to state what that evidence was. City Attorney Kennedy was asked to read the law on the subject of com-' pelling witnesses to testify in cases of this kind, and it was soon shown that the resolution of the council authoriz ing an investigation of the charges was illegal, because those charges had not been made in writing, and were merely indefinite rumors about thev al leged crookedness of Lewis. During the meeting Alderman Wlek llnski made a speech, in which he de nied that he had been guilty of al leged crookedness and demanded that his accusers prove their assertions. When several of the councilmen had purged themselves of the charges that had been made against them, and the purification meeting had lasted two hours without any one seeming to be in danger of the penitentiary or with out any charges being retracted, sev eral of the citizens present rose and declared that the making of sensational charges and the sensational demand for retraction were only a reflection on the community and should be stopped. It is not believed that Lewis will press his demands for an investigation, and the whole matter will probably be dropped. (Special to The Lake County Times.) ChleaRo, Oet. 16. A penniless, white-haired spinster awakened today t find that she had come Into $1,000,000 of Chicago wealth. A distinguished Chicago family find that by a freak of the law a vast fortune slipped through its hands and Into those of a total stranger. The spinster who awoke to am income of $50,000 u year Is Miss Jennie FhlppM. sixty-six years of age, a resi dent of Troy, N". Y. The family through whose hands a million must slip by the dictates of the law ore the children of the late W. T. Raker, multi-million, aire, and one of Chicago's foremost citizen. The death of Mrs. Anna Morgan Raker at Lake Forest yesterday has re vealed a story which touches romances and tragedy. Mrs. Baker was nun compos mentis when her bushand died three year ago. The prominent Chicagonn left no will. Under the law the widow, though of reason dethroned, came into one-third of the estate, the dower of the wife. One-third was a million dollars, practically all in personal property. Reing of unsound mind, she could make no will. Yesterday she died at Hie home of her stepdaughter, .Mrs. Van Walling, at Lake Forest. Her prop erty, $1,000,000 of the Baker fortune, must be divided, according to the laws of inheritance. According to the law not a dollar will go to any one of the five children of W. T. Baker. Anna Morgan was the second ife. The five chil dren of Chicago's multi-millionaire are nil her stepchildren. Tle one million, according to the law, must be distributed among the blood relatives of the widow. The Baker children are not of her blood. As far as in knouo Mrs. Bker bad but one living relative, and that Is Miss Phlpps. (Special to The Lake County Times. Chicago, Oct. 16. Oliver Haekel, structural Iron worker, fell fifteen stories to his death from the new Commercial National Bank building at Clark C Adams etreet today. A great crowd watched the whirling body dash to the street. Women fainted on the street as a cry went lip that a man was falling. Haekel is believed to have fallen because of diztine. He had been employed but one day. ONE CENT PER COPY. YEARS JIT THE KEY R. E. Ward Heads Seniority List of Michigan Cen tral Staff. SAME OFFICE SINGE '59 J. Wopdbridge Another Veteran, i i the Service of the Road m this Section. Fred S. Whipple, chief train dis patcher of the Michigan Central at Michigan City, has just compiled a seniority list of all the operators on the Michigan City and Jollet divisions. The list is made up of forty-two names, some of whose, owners reside in Lak county or near Hammond. R. E. Ward at Kensington, the next station west of Hammond on tho Mich igan Central, heads the list, having; been in the company's service sinca ISj'J. His first day of labor as nn op erator was in September of that year, more than forty-seven years Rgo. Since that day he has continuously been located at Kensington, where ha has faithfully filled the position of junction operator at the Michigan Cen tral and Illinois Central crossing. Mr. Ward has worn out three depots and is now wanting a fourth one. Al though one of the best operators on th line he has steadfastly refused to con sider other and better positions, al way preferring to remain In Kensing ton. He has been presented by the com pany with a handsome badge, which is a reminder of the fact that he has been in the employ of the company for forty-seven years. Thirty-four Yearn for AVoodhrlgfe. Another pioneer operator is S. J. iwoodbridge, who began with the Micl igan Central on Suiut'tl,. 1 ST2." ' lle"fi rst s" worked at Lake Station, but is now on the Joliet division at Rors. Mr. Wood bridge is a fic.ivy' landowner, and is otherwise blessed . with earthly goods. His son, Charles, is a brakeman on the Michigan Central, and mikes his home in Michigan City. Ira Dickinson, the local agnt, has completed thirteen years with the Michigan Central people, and from the way he goes at his work lit is evi dently good for twenty-six years more. As yet, however, he is npt mentioned in the seniority list. The object of the seniority list is plain. When an operator seeks ad vancement and claims to be an older men in the service than pome one else a reference to the list will tell all, and many lengthy discussions are In this way averted. ED. SIMON NOW A K. C. Ten new members were Initiated into the local Knights of Columbus council last night. The Valparaiso team was present for the work. Among the can didates for initiation was Ed Simon, of Hobart, Deemocratic candidate for representative for Lake county. Messrs. Ed. Srheidt and Ed. Keilman of Ho bart were also among those upon whom the degrees were conferred. J ' iU f i t t l t- I ."Jt ; . v-. .