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HAMMOND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 190G.
ONE CENT PER COPY. VOL. 1, NO. 10:1 NIGHT EDITION. 1 - . . 1 l r , ... i X 1 ENGINE STRIKES WAGON Driver Probably Fatally In- jured and Horses Will Haye to be Shot. CROSSItlB HOT GUARDED Gates Are Up at Time of Accident; Gateman Says Lack of Win dows in Shanty. Ilershel Engle, one of Verne Parker's express drivers is lying in St. Margar et's hospital In a critical condition, as the result of having been knocked out of his wagon which was struck by a Monon train as Engle was driving across the tracks at Fayette street. The express driver's right leg was frac tured and he sustained other hurts which it is thought may result in his death. Both his horses were so seri ously injured that it is probable they will have to bo shot. According to the story of Engle and the admission of Thomas George, the man wno has Charge of the gates at that crossing the gates were, up at the time Engle started across the tracks. George blames the railroad company for not providing him with a shanty from which It would be possible to see approaching trains from all directions. The shanty is equipped with only one email window on the north side which the gatekeeper declares is insufficient The train which struck Engle' wagon was pulled by Engine No. 1 with Engineer Towle in charge. Dan Julius was the fireman and the train was made tip of several empty cars bound fort he fiaut-h Harnjnond,yar4s,., . Gates I'pt Engle Crosses. The gates being up, Engle started Heroes the tracks and just as he reached the center of the crossing, the train came thundering down the track. Engle saw it and pulled his team to one sldo and this was all that saved his life. As it was, the engine "side swiped" the horses and wagon, throwing them to one side and hurling Engle from his seat In the vehicle. He fell under the horses, his leg being broken and sus taining, it is thought, internal injuries, by being kicked by one of the horses. Dr. Sharrer, the Monon's physician, was summoned to Walker's saloon where Engle was taken and after ex amination the injured man was taken to St. Margaret's hospital. The front legs of one of the horses were badly bruised and the other one had a hole about three inches In diam eter In its side where the engine struck It. In an interview with a Times re porter, Thomas George said: "I had the gates down waiting for No. 7 on the Erlo to pull up to the station. As soon as another engine was put on I released tha gates, not supposing there was a Monon train coming as It Is un usual for these to go south at that time Another thing, my shanty only has one small window on the north side which makes it impossible for me to see trains without going from the south side of the shanty and walking out to the door then coming back and pumping tho gates down. This takes lots of time and if one does not; hurry everybody is mad. I have been in the employ of the Monon road for nine years having been stationed at this crossing for the past eight years and this is my first aeci- dor.t. Had I had a decent shanty this accident would never have happened and I am thankful that the fellow driv ing tho wagon was not killed outright." When Engineer Towle was asked what h had to say about the accident he re plied: "Engine No. 12 with myself in charge was coming down the track car rying several empty cars for South Hammond. Supposing the gates were down we did not slack our speed. Just as we reached the crossing the wagon was on the track and I put on the emer gency brake, but not soon enough. The train stopped about forty feet beyond. Dan Julius, the fireman, gave th.2 same version of the accident. ASKS FOIt WAGES; GETS WHIPPED. Jim Smith Fined for Assaulting Man Who Worked for Him. Jim Smith, the Plummer avenue sa loonkeeper, is in trouble again. This time he is accused of shamefully abus ing Louis Scaldin, a porter, who had the temerity to ask for his wages Smith, it is alleged, owed the boy $1.53 He paid him $1.53 and took a receipt for that amount. The porter charges that a 4 was substituted for the 1 af ter the paper left his hands. When he asked for the balance Smith forcibly ejected him from the place. Injuring him. The case --as tried before Judge Me Mahon this i. vrning. Smith was fined $10. lie took n appeal, evidently In the hope that Sc. 'din will let the case go by default. This, however, the po lice are determined shall not happen. THE WEATHER. ihowera followed by fair late tonight t Friday, feiijtutljr cooler. i'SGHOST STILL WALKS Spirit of Dead Gladiator Said to Haunt Scene of the Murder. MAKES fllGHILy VISITS Mrs. Smith Refuses to Occupy Apart ments Over the Saloon, and Negro Porter "Buns Out." Faddy Golden is still at large, In spirit, while Ferguson Lauder, the man who killed him in Jim Smith's saloon on the afternoon of Sept. 19, is at large in the flesh. It may be the chimera of an over wrought imagination, but Srs. Smith declares that every night promptly at the stroke of the hour when grave yards yawn Golden's astral body ap pears at the thirst parlor in Plummer avenue where he courted a slow death and met a sudden one. So firm is Mrs. Smith in the belief that Golden's ghost has returned to haunt the place where he was killed that she refuses to oc cupy the eapartments above the saloon wnicn nave been her home. Mr. Smith at first scoffed at his wife's fears, and refused to be robbed of his sleep, but lately he has been wavering in the di rection of his helpmeet's superstltiou fal.th In the real presence of tho ghost ly visitant, and now is willing to say that "there must be something in it, all right." Victim of Creepy Feel I nor. A creepy feeling steals over him when it approaches closing time, and he finds himself casting furtive glances into the shadowy corners as he swabs -t he bar -at tr -th& depart are1 o ttre-Tars t customer and counts up the cash reg ister. . . ; , Many of the frequenters of the place have become imbued with Mrs. Smith's belief that Paddy Golden still lingers about. Some of them declare they have seen him leaning on the end of the bar and watching the door, as if waiting for the entrance of the man who sent his material body to the graveyard. A person with a bug for the occult, but who at the same time Is skeptical of spooks, set out to make an investi gation last night. After lingering in the vicinity for half an hour he re- ti urned and made report. He ran all he way back to the point from which he started, and, dropping into a chair almost exhausted, he ' gasped: "He's there! I saw him! Three jolts of that stuff and you can see anything." The negro porter has fled In dismay. An attempt was made to corrupt him with twenty-five dollars to stay in the saloon all night, but it proved ex cesslvely abortive. "No 'Hants in Mine. "Not me," he said. "No, indeedy; no Hants in mine. Dere am t enough room in dis yere place for me and no ghost." Meanwhile Ferguson Lauder, who killed Golden and came near being the finish of a man named Qulnn, remains uncaught, and as far as it appears on the surface no particularly vigorous effort, has been made to catch him. Probably the chase is regarded as un- worth the while tnd the wherewith. No regrets are expressed for the pass ing of Golden. He was no ornament to society. Although the manner of his taking off is deplorable, he has left no aching void. The quarrel which resulted In the shooting originated in a bottle and a prize-fighting argument wfth particu lar bearing on the Gans-Nelson fight, which had just transpired. Golden af fected a superior knowledge of pugil ism, having been once on that lay him self. Disagreement led to abuse and abuse to rough-house. Lauder pulled his most valuable asset, a pistol, and used It with effect noted. Then Lauder "took it on the run" for the state line. Hammond knew him no longer, and is not likely to see him again. But Golden, It seems, is still sticking about. NO SKIN FLINTS WANTED. According to the official guide for the government postofflces published a few days ago and just received by the local office, the rural mall carriers of the country must give more at tention to their appearance. Not only must the carriers keep themselves in an agreeable condition in regard to personal appearances, but old skin flint horses and delapidated wagons must be discarded. The rules say that noth ing shall be a part of the carriers out fit that will discredit the rural service The carriers in this city will not be seriously affected a3 each has a fair ly good steed to draw the mail over the route each day and each man is gen tlemanly In appearance. MONEY AND TWO LADS DISAPPEAR, The police are looking for Paul Trap- pa and Joseph Eisenhut, two lads whom they want on the charge of petty lar ceny. The boys have been missing since yesterday and the Trappa boy is thought to have taken $15 from, his mother before he disappeared. J p PETITION" NOW CIRCULATED TO RETAIN' SCHOOL, TEACHER. Benbnrt Fendig Promise to Forego Gambling if Reinstated In Mm Posi tionMany Signers Found. A petition was being circulated yes terday by Moses Tutcur in behalf of Benh3rt Fendig, the school teacher whose license was revoked by County Superintendent Hamilton, and whose trial on appeal to the state superin tendent was held last Friday. The pe tition sets forth tho promise of -the teacher to never again engage in the game of poker, and asks that Inasmuch as he Is a good teacher and has always ha tttfe-Tcs'pe'cf or the public and their confidence, that he be given another chance to make frood on his reform. The petition itself demands this re form by speaking of the Immoral ef fect of gambling and the pledge of Mr. Fendig is practically made to every person who signs the petition. It be ing the desire of all to grant every op portunity of reform to the teacher, it is needless to say that the signatures of many citizens are being appended to It. Should it have the effect of stay ing the decision of the state superin tendent or of resulting in his granting the opportunity to prove his good In tentions, it should, in no manner be at tributed as a rebuff to Superintendent Hamilton, who was very thoroughly substantiatated In his course in the revocation. Rensselaer Republican. HOLD FATE OF ALLIANCE. P. B. Lipinskl Returns From Buffalo Where He Was Member of Re organization Committee. Paul B. Lipinskl returned last night from Buffalo where he was in a ten day committee session for the National Polish Alliance which is undergoing a reorganization at the hands of these five men. The fact that Mr. Llptnski was chosen one of the five in the whole United States is indicative of the high esteem In which he is held not only in general but especially by his country men. This committee of rive will meet again in Chicago within a few months when they will have the constitution of the present alliance revised and ready for the convention that will bo held at Baltimore next September. HOLD AX.MAL MEETING. Members of Local Women's Relief Corps Leave for Michigan City To morrow. , The Women's Relief corps conven tion of the Thirteenth district will meet at Michigan City tomorrow. The district includes Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, Marshall and St. Joseph coun ties. The meeting will open at the Elks' hall at 9:30 in the forenoon. It will close in the evening with a camp- fire. Hammond members will be in at tendance, among whom will be Dr. Mary E. Jackson, senior vice-president of the Lake County Veteran associa tion ;Miss Elizabeth Scott, president of the W. H. Calkins Relief Corps No. 21 , and Mesdames Alleen McCoy, Delia Leon and Maggie Malo. Among others who will attend are: Mrs. Waugh of Tipton, the Indiana de partment president; Mrs. Loretto Gar such of South Bend, Mrs. Etta E. Houk of Carmel and Mrs. Clara M. Ies3 of Westville, past presidents Mrs. Martha M. Smith of South Bend and Mrs. Lucy S. Clark of Michigan City, past depart ment secertaries; Mrs. Lillian E. Hixon of Westville, past department treas urer. , AD LAND CASE STILL OX. The personal-injury case of Victor Adlar.d of Chicago against the city of Hammond was still on trial today, and from the progress made late this af ternoon it will not be finished today. Attorneys Cruinpacker and Moran ap pear for the plaintiff, while City At torney Le Grand T. Meyer ap-rJS for the city. JUST LEARNING TO WALK. A : ASA HERO PRODUCER One-Eighth of Country's Heroism Attributed to Hoosier State. RECEIVE mm Valparaiso Man Gets Bronze Medal and Notre Dame Student Gets Medal and $1,000. Twelve and one-half per cent of the bone-fide, simon pure, dyed in the wool heroes of the United States live in In diana, and in the Northern part of it at that. This record is established on the basis of the Carnegie awards for brav ery, two out of sixteen having gone to men who claim allegiance to the north ern tier of counties of the Hoosier state. Ten of the prizes were awarded within the middle west with Chicago as the center. The Indianans honored are William J. A. Darst, a student at Notre Dame, Ind., and Arthur Simon of Valparaiso. The former received a bronze medal and $1,000 to be used in the completion of his education and Simon was given a bronze medal without any monetary recognition of his heroism. Darst. in company with Clifford W. Snyder, aged 14, and a student at the Lewis Institute, Chicago, who also re ceived a medal and $1,000, performed the act of heroism which was so sub stantially rewarded. May 17, 1904. On this date George 11. Grosvenor and Robert Bell, two Chicago students were thrown into Lake Michigan from a sailing canoe which capsized a quar ter of a mile off Fifty-first street. The lake was rough and the water cold and after attempting to swim ashore, drag ging their canoe, the students became numb and exhausted. Employes from a hotel saw them and gave the alarm, and one of them, a colored porter 19 years old who had gone to the beach with the crowd from the hotel, responded to the request of rescue. The two boys, Snyder and Darst, had seen the canoe capsize and launched a small boat. They enlisted the negro's help after several men had refused to go out with them. The two boys were of light build, but good swimmers and experienced in rowing. The negro was stoutly built, a good swimmer, but had little knowledge of rowing. .When they got out about one hundred and fifty feet, where the swells rocked the boat, the negro got frightened and begged the others to return. They would not do this, so he dropped his oars and refused to row. The boys continued to row until the canoe was reached. Fearing that they would be swamped, the porter protested against Grosvenor and Bell being pulled Into the boat, but this was done. The rescued men collapsed and were unable to give any assistance in rowing: back to shore. Arthur Simon, Valparaiso, Ind., on August 24, 1905, rescued from drowning Mabel Lippman. aged 13 years, and her cousin, Golda Simon, aged 1", at Flint Lake, Ind. He was awarded a bronze medal. PFLI.IAM SAILS FOR EUROPE. New York, Oct. IS. Harry Pulliam, seeking recreation from arduous base ball duties and tone for a worn nervous system, will sail for Europe today on the White Star steamship Republic. The National league president will jut return till December. -j lamitson in Pittsburg Dispatch. ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING OCT OF THE SEASON. Ee-County Treasurer Seward LiRhtuer and a Friend Pay Fifty-Two Dollars for their Sport. (Special to Lake County Time.) Hobart, Ind., ' Oct. IS. Because they were "hunting out of season" and caught with the goods on them, ex County Treasurer Seward Lightner and his friend Gus. Kuschinsk each paid a fine of $5 and costs, amounting to $52, in Justice Matthews' court yesterday. -treasurer and his friend were bbit hunting not for t'.ie sake of the timid little creatures but mainly to train his dogs for when the season opens. The arrest was made by Deputy Game Warden Martin. Martin was near the Hobart grist mill when he heard the shots fired. He walked in the direction where the shot3 oamo from and layed hands on Lightner and Kus chinsk. Lightner having had experi ence with the game laws before, knew what it meant to be arrested and im mediately asked for the justice of tho peace. Grant county undoubtedly has set the high price for a rabbit. Armant Zilllan and August Zilliah paid $77.40 for one little rabbit. The young men went gunning Monday and succeeded in bacrging one little "bunny." John J. Brazy of Anderson and E. E. Iliatt of Fairmount, two game wardens met the young men in a neia. ine Doys naa the "goods" with them and were arrest- ed. When arraigned oeiore a justice 01 peace on the charge of hunting during a closed season iney pieaaea gumy and were fined $38.70 each. They ar ranged to pay the fines and were re leased. THE LATEST SAFETY DEVICE. Telegraphone Will Reduce Death Rate Dispatchers Are Anxious to Fse It. If experiments which are now being made with a new device known as the telegraphone succeed another long step toward the prevention of railroad ac cidents will have been taken. The ad vantage which the telegraphone af fords in train dispatching has attract ed the serious attention of railroad of ficials, and it ts expected that before long the new apparatus will be In use on several of the big railroad systems. It has been found that the tele graphone makes a permanent record of all train dispatching orders sent by the telegraph ticket or over the tele phone wire. The sound waves set up by the ticker act upon the diaphragm of the transmitter attached to the tele graphone and are thence conveyed to a thin steel wire,. where they are elec trically stored. - As soon as a record of the orders has been made upon the wire the train dispatcher places the receiver to the telegraphone to his ear and immediately hears the orders just as they were given. Records may be repeated as often as desired, but as soon as there is no further need to keep them they may be wiped out by passing a strong mag net over the wire, thus making It ready for use again. AVOIDED FUNERAL 30 YEARS. Mrs. Campbell at Last Decides to Break Life Rule. Columbus, Ind., Oct. 17. Mrs. Amy Campbell is In this city to attend the first funeral that she ha3 ever attended in her life. She Is thirty years of age and says that though many friends and relatives have died she could not be in duced to go the funeral3. She will be present at the services which will be held Thursday over the remains of her late aunt, Mrs. Martha Cooper, wife of Fenton Cooper, who was 60 years of age. She was the first of a family of nine to die. Mrs. Cooper was the mother of twelve eMIdren, six of whom Ore dead CK IN OKLA Special to Lake County Time. Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. is. V report hsi reached here that a Ssnta Fe pasKengcr train Iidh brra wrecked at l'aoll. whether there wai loss of life. Tuprka, Kan.. Oct. IS. Snnln Fe headquarter here have received orders to detour train around Fnoli, I. T., on iicruuul No report will he received here of the division. AG TDCCQ m,m u uuh m (Special to Lake County Tint en.) ChicnKO, Oct. IS. Mri. l'epple llixrnrd. 3S jcnr old, an netreew. is believed by the police to hnve committed suicide by gas. She wan found dend lu her room Indiana Ktrect, this afternoon. A bottle which luid contained the jmion wns found in the room, aud ga wan escaping from two open jet. TS RACING RESULTS Belmont Park, N. V.. Oct. 18. First Race Welliuourne, first; John I.yle. second; Onntas, third. Second Itnce T. S. Martin, first) Sauctus. seconds St. Kcvis, third. Third Race -HlKJtlnbothnm, first; Fire Opnl, second; Hancock, third. Fourth Kaee Running Water, first; Hot Toddy, second; nlon, third. Fifth Hncc Consistent, firsts Hobby Kean.se cond: Yivonac, third. Slitu Hncc (Jlenbnra, first; Sandy Creeker, second; Mary Hall, third. Louisville, Ky., Oct. IS. First race Miss Martha, third. Second race Harding, third. Thirdr ace Hnnnibal Hey, first; Dr. race Miss itlllle, first; Mamie Algol, second; Inflammable, third. DIFFICULTIES ATTEND TEST Rain Spoils- Pleasure that Might Have Character ized Auto Test. STRAGGLE II SLOW Only Four Reach Hammond Up to Late Hour Bad Weather Causes Disappointment The automobile economy test is be ing conducted under difficulties today on acCount of the rain. Up to 3 o'clock tnjs afternoon but three cars had pass- ed through the city. They were Nos. 3, 67 and n. They passed Sharpshoot- ers park and evidently went down Gostlin street to Calumet avenue in order to avoid the traffic on the busy Hammond thoroughfares. The adoption of this route was a dis- appointment to dozens of Hammond husiness men who had been watchine: for the cars since 10 o'clock this mornintr. A waeron filled with crush- ed stone passed along Hohman street and spilled a straight line of stone for a long distance along this highway and nearly every one thought this was for the purpose of marking off the route, but inquiry developed the fact that the tourists had gone another way. The motorists who intended taking part in the ecenomy test of the Chicago 1 Automobile Trade association and the Chicago Motor club to Cedar Lake, Ind., this afternoon were going ahead with their preparations last night. They could stand a little rain early this morning to lay tho dust, which was ex pected to be the only disagreeable thing in eonection with the contest. Most of the thirty-four entrants lined up In Michigan avenue, near Thirteenth street, by noon today, each prepared to demonstrate that his car is the most economical In fuel consumption, ac cording to Its weight. That good rec ords will be made is expected, for the preliminary tryouts have proved the going down Indiana way Is good for such a contest. The cars began to assemble at 11 o'clock, each contestant repcrtlng to John W. Ilayden, who saw tint the tank of the car was filled with gaso line, the quantity noted, and the tank then sealed, not to be reopened until the journey is completed. This sealing is to prevent any suspicion of the gaso line supply being tampered with. Ob servers also reported at 11, check ing In with Dan Canary, clerk of the course, who was stationed in the rooms of the Chicago Motor club In the New Southern. He assigned each observer to a ear and the first duty of the ob server was to watch the fillin an(j .9nr.ir nf th fault. At 1 o'clock Starter Charles P. Root gave the word to Brick P. Kuhn In a six horse power Jewell runabout, and the test was under way. At two min ute intervals the other followed. Last to leave was Starter Root himself, who was a contestant in a Dorrls. A five bour time limit has been placed on the test and every one is expected to be at Cedar Lake in time for the banquet, which begins at 6 o'clock. This will be followed by a dance. . The confetti car started out at 10 1. T. There are no details to how of the derailment of train No. 4 (HI. reported wreck, n it In not on this nw jillovt lag chloroform and InhnlluK at the Palace hotel, .North Clark and Sally M first; Fnir Kitllpsn, second; first; Mis Leeds, second; Darlor, Spruili, second; Devout, third. Fourth o'clock. It was a Pierce Great Arrow, driven by Joseph V. Lawrence and In charge of David Beecroft of the tech nical committee of the Chicago Motor club. With him was Harold Wheeler, tity clerk of Crown Point, to point out the exact route. At the puzzling turns signs with arrows painted on them wi re posted, while a broad trail of con fetti was strewn at every turn. GRAFTERS LOOK FORWARD TO INCREASED REVENUE. Mak Visits Chlcnuo on Business with Connly Clerk and Village Attorney AVith Reference to Saloon Licenses. Peter Mak, president of the West Hammond board went to Chicago this afternoon on business with the county clerk and Village Attorney Markman. Beginning on Nov. 1, the license for all the saloons in Cook county will be tailed from $150 to $500. It is In con nection with this matter that Mak paid his "visit to the city this morning. The increase In saloon license mean a large increase In the village treasury, for as all knew, the saloons In West Hammond are numerous. What dis pensation will be made of the additional revenues by the West Hammond graft ers remains to be seen. Mak says: "Of late things have been runnln pretty smooth over the border." He says he hopes that the better class of citizens will give up trying to have the dives excluded from the villago. He thinks it will be a good thing for West Hammond now that the licenses have been raised but as long as he la president of the village he says he will never sign any papers, petitions or re- monstrances wnose onjeot is the re- moval of the dives. Conditions are not much better in "West Hammond now than they were two months ago. Near- !' every night there is some kind of a, saloon brawl or fight although the,par- tlclpants are taking more care about withholding the facts from publication. WHITING HOME IS BURNED TO THE GROUND; FAMILY ESCAPE. Residence Belonging to Martin Kokns is Totally Destroyed A Crowd of Scantily Attired Neighbors Witness Destruction. A residence belonging to Martin Kok ash of Whiting, located on Scrage ave nue, near Indianapolis boulevard was totally destroyed by fire last night at 12 o'clock and so quickly was It con sumed by the flames that Mr. Kokash and his family barely escaped with their lives. The alarm of fire awakened the whole neighborhood and dozens of scantily clad people gazed at the brilliant blaze from the windows of their houses or after partly dressing they gathered in the street and watched the progress of the fire. By the time the alarm was sent In the flames had made such headway that It was impossible to save a thing and tho house and furniture were a total lo&s. Mr. Scrage had about $700 lncurance on the property. The cause of the conflagration is un known. The family was asleep at the tima and was not awakeened until one of them heard the crackling noise that was made by the flames. It was then a question of saving liv-?s rather than worldly goods and so Mr. Kokash and nIS ') ".iue iui umjr l 1 t m : I . - , - . . .1,1 V . : . V. t . enougn cioinmg 10 proud mem xrora the elements. TOLLESTO.VS CITY ATTORNEY. City Attorney LeGrand T. Meyer now fills a similar position for the newly la corporated town of Tolleston as he has been appointed by its board to repre- sent the town in all its legal matters, Although the town is iraaU, the new organizaitno gives him considerabla work. S SHE ii i i 1 i 5 .