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7 I 'J ftisaarann HAMMOND, IBJDIAWA, .1 ' -J J " 4 J h X I 1 r VOL. 1, NO. 105. NIGHT 0EMT1TY If BE PROVED Is Mystery of Girl Who Drank Acid at West Hammond Solved? IT LOOKSJIT WT Cairo Han Says Description of Un known Tallies With That of Daughter. The identity of the young girl who committed suicide in one of the AVest Hammond dives by taking carbolic acid a few weeks ago and was buried unclaimed in the potter'a field, is be lieved to have been established. She Is now thought to have been Clara Qulnnel, daughter of Patrick Quinnel, of Cairo, 111. The body of the unknown may be exhumed today, if the evidence seems to warrant such action. A man giving the above name was in Hammond yesterday afternoon looking for his daughter, who when last heard of, was supposed to have been an in mate of one of the West Hammond dives. Qulnnel spent the afternoon in a fruitless search for his daughter, of whose probable death he had received no Intimation until the suggestion was made by a reporter for The Timer that Clara and the unidentified unfortunate who Ilea burled in a nameless grave in the potter's field, might be one. When the suicide was described the father broke down and wept,, declaring the description tallied with that of hi3 daughter, who he said was a very fair blonde, IS years of age and five feet three inches in height. It was the old, old story of love be stowed by an innocent girl upon an un worthy object a man quite a good many years the young girl's senior and, a.;EajjatU.ec of.. .thlotv,est.. 4..ti:pe.I;3e.j parents, who from Quinnel's appear-! ance, seem to be of the simple, kindly, honest sort, mistrusted the man's hon orable intentions, and besought their daughter to give him up. When she persisted in meeting him and keeping late hours in his company, they re proached her, and this, the father , though, had been responsible for the girl's leaving home. The old man said: "Up to two years ago my little girl was a dutiful daughter who loved her home and her parents. Then she began receiving the attentions of a gambler and from then on, In spite of her mother's and my earnest entreaties to give up his com pany, she continued to associate with him. She began staying out late at night and when reprimanded by me she left home, going to Chicago. She obtained the money for her transpor tation from the gambler. We made all possible efforts to find her in Chicago but without avail. About two months ng we got a letter from Chicago say ing she was living in Hammond. As soon as 1 cokld get enough money to gether I left Cairo, promising my wife 1 would do all I could to find Clara and bring her back." It was then that the old man was told of the West Hammond girl who committed suicide some time ago. He said ho believed it might be Clara, and if so, it was better for her to be dead than to be living in one of the Infamous dives with which the border town is infested. Mr. Quinnel said he would continue his search for his daughter today. He feared to go back to his wife without the beloved daughter, who was ' the apple of her mother's eye. He is heart broken himself and thinks the disap pointment and grief will kill the girl's mother if he is forced to return alone. BEGS TO GO TO PENITENTIARY. Williams Commits that He May Burglary in Order Find Shelter. Denver, Col.. Oct. 20. When the wintry winds begin to blow Richard Williams, a cook, desires to be safe within the walls of the Canon Citv penitentiary, and he so informed Jus tice of the Peace Carlin when he, was arraigned on a charge of burglary. Williams docs not like to work, and has an especial antipathy to working in the winter time, therefore, accord ing to his own statement to the court and the testimony of Peter Koehler. who made the arrest, lie robbed three restaurants !n one night and seven within a week. Williams waived examination, and begged to be Immediately tried in the Criminal. court. "I am guilty," he said. I will plead guilty and I want to be sentenced as soon as possible. If it is not asking too much, your honor, I would like to be in the Canon City pen itentiary by night." Williams will have his wish for a speedy trial. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, will ad dress South Chicagoans and the people Of Grand Crossing this evening. Tiie speaker comes under the aus pices of the Progressive Alliance, the new labor party. The first speech of the evening is to be delivered at Grand Crossing in Turner hall at S:15, and .the. second at 10 o'clock at South Chi cago !n the Vaudette theater. EDITION. FIST; WEEPS Case Decided Against Her, Mrs. Huntington Wreaks Bitter Vengeance. UST AGT 1ST EXCI1G Closing Scenes in libel Suit Marked By Dramatic Incidents Min- ' ister Passes Lie. Urs. Florence White Huntington's criminal libel suit against Rev. Thomas Dowell Phillips, formerly rector of the Episcopal church at Indiana Harbor, was decided yesterday afternoon by Justice Martin In favor of the defend ant. The proceedings were characterized by several exciting little incidents such as have been the rule at all of the pre vious hearings in the case. Among other things the fair plaintiff slapped the reverend defendant in the face with a sharp resounding slap, shook her fist at Justice Martin, threatened one of the attorneys with a steel-tipped cane she carried, and burst into tears. When she finally swept from the courtroom and began to weep hysteric ally Justice Martin had fled the scene, and was not present to fine the lady for contempt of court for the slap she conferred on Rev. Phillips' facial fea tures, and the opinion of all present was that he was in hiding, lest he should be called upon to take further action in the matter, and was well pleased to let well enough alone. Dr. Phillips came to bat once or twice during the proceedings, on one occa sion telling the plaintiff that she lied. unen me decision or the court was announced for the defendant Mrs. Hun tington sprang from her seat, shook herfist at Justice Martin and- shouted; "You're an unfair man, that's all! I'll get justice somewhere!" Then she advanced upon Dr. Phillips, slapped him full in the face, and swept from the room, bursting into tears as she reached the door. Attorney Daniel Munn declared the case "nolle prossed," joined the crowd, and hurried after her. "They'd have fined her for contempt of court for that in Canada," said Dr. Phillips as he went out. Declares Whisky Story False. Mrs. Huntington, who spent several months as a missionary in Dr. Phillips' church, took the stand at her own re quest when the afternoon's session of court opened. She started in by declaring false the testimony of each of the witnesses who had told of her fondness for intoxi cants while at Indiana Harbor. "What about your drinking a quart of whisky in two hours and a half on one accasion?" asked Justice Martin. "I never drank it. I never in my life had any of that brand of whisky they tell about. Dr. Phillips bought me just two bottles of whisky in six months. He asked me if I wouldn't like it, and said that he always had it on hand." "That's a lie," interrupted Dr. Phil lips from his seat near the witness stand. The witness accused Dr. Phillips of putting up a job on her after Bishop White wrote him saying that Dr. Phil- Hps was dismissed from his charge. "Why." implored the witness dram atically, "why should this man be al lowed to hound a woman, judge? He has dogged me through three states. When I was in St. Luke's hospital he came and tried to get entrance to my room. I had to beg the attendants to keep him out. Is there any way in the world that I can be protected from this man? I ask it of you and of this com pany," she concluded, rising and turn ing to the audience with a dramatic gesture. "I ask it for my honor." "Kindly step down," said the justice, curtly. Other witnesses were called, with the result that when all the testimony was in a decision in favor of Reverend Phil lips was rendered. C. J. ENGINE IS DERAILED. Chicago Junction engine No. 551 was derailed in Calumet park this morning at a switch. Engineer Bartz and his fireman escaped without harm, as the engine was running at a slow rate when the accident occurred. The en gine settled to one side and the wreck ing crew worked for some time before it was able to replace it. Bl IJ OCK CASE EJCT WEDNESDAY. The civil damage case of Bullock vs. Kleihege is set for trial in the Porter circuit court for Wednesday of next week. Attorney Aynew will represent the plaintiff in the case, in which the defendant is sued for $10,000 damages. It will be remembered that the Klei hege auto frightened the horse that Attorney Asa Bullock was driving and he received injuries that resulted in his death a few days later. South Bend. Ind., Oct. 19. All the street cars on the city lines are run ning behind schedule, and the general delay is attributed to the falling leaves which, on some streets, are several inches thick. HAMMOND, INTERSTATE COMMISSION. Kules to Permit Railroads and Xews- papers to Do Business. Recently the Interstate Commerce commrsit6rflIsjtfCi a" ruling that.r'aTl roads would not be permitted to ex change transportation for advertising space with newspapers. The ruling was a ridiculous one, and In no way credit able to the intelligence of the commis sion making it. The "intelligence" of those making the ruling might as well have led them to issue an order that a grocer or dry goods man could not ex change his goods with the farmer who brings into the city his butter, eggs and other produce to be marketed. They might just as well have ruled that no man could trade his horse for that of another. By the latest "reactionary" back-water ruling of the interstate commission it is announced that they have very kindly been forced to permit the rail roads to keep open accounts with the publishers, settlements to be made on balances at stated periods. Such a rul ing will permit the continuance of ad vertising arrangement of nearly all the railroads in this territory, since the dif ference between the transportation ac count of the newspapers and the ad vertising accounts of the railroads has been settled on a cash basis for anum ber of years. ERIE BRAKEMAN INJURED. C. T. Overmier Struck While Entering Kith Street Subway. C. T. Overmier, a brakeman on the Erie road, was severely injured last night while coming through the 16th street subway. Overmier was stand ing on the side steps of the engine and as it entered the subway he was struck on the forehead, the impact inflicting a wound over an inch and a half long. He was brought to Hammond where his injuries were dressed by Dr. Kelley, the Erie's physician here. He was later taken to his home in Hunting ton. C, C. & I- REDUCES FARES. The Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville, which is grading a right of way through Hammond, notified its agents yesterday that after Nov. 1 the fares between all point on the system were to be reduced to a basis of two cents a mile. Although several of the small er roads in the Central Passenger asso ciation have threatened to take such action, the C, C. & L. has been the first to do so. This move has been made in order to successfully compete with the Pennsylvania, which has an nounced an unlimited transferrable 1,000-mile mileage booK ror ?20 to be placed on sale Nov. 1. WEATHER. Increasing cloudiness tonight $ Sun day showers; not much change In tem perature. XOTICE. The water will be tnrned oft Sunday. Oct. 21, in all that dis trict lying east of Calumet ave nue, from Chicago avenue to 150th street, from 7 a. m. to 5 p. ni. SIFT. WATER DEPARTMEXT. INDIANA, SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 1906. FEEDING THE FURNACE. ("Not yet. BI-PARTISAN STATE BOARDS ARE DEFEATED BY M' ADAMS, Files Brief In Appellate Court Present ing Counter Axsrainents -Attack Made by Mooti Against Railroad Commission Law. , (Special to Lake County Times.) Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 19. In a brief filed in the appellate court today Charles V. McAdams, railroad commis sioner, comes to the defense of the bi partisan control of state Institutions and the bi-partisan organization of some twenty-five state boards. In an appealed case before the appel late court, involving the constitution ality of the railroad commission law, the Monon railroad, the appellee, in a brief filed recently attacked the rail road commission law as being uncon stitutional, because of the fact that the law provides that "at no time shall there be more than two of the said commissioners (railroad commissioners) members of the same political party;" and because, also, the following lan guage Is contained: "The persons so appointed shall be resident citizens of this state and qualified voters under the constitution and laws and not less than thirty years of age." It can be seen that if the appellate court holds the contention of the Monon good, and declares that this law is un constitutional because of the two above provisions, not only will the various bi partisan boards come to an untimely end, but all age qualifications for var ious statuatory offices will be swept away. The Monon bases its contention on two points: that the general assembly in making the above provisions violat ed that section of the constitution that entitles every citizen of the state his full share of the "privileges and im munities;" and that the general assem bly has no right to fix any age quali fication at all for such offices. In the reply brief filed today Commis sioner McAdams holds: "That the power and authority of the general assembly to legislatu is limited only by the federal constitution and the constitution of the state. All legis lative authority not granted to the general government or prohibited by these constitutions may lawfully be ex ercised by the assembly. "If the constitution does- not pre scribe the qualifications for office, the legislature may. "The right to or qualifications for holding office are not included in the 'privileges and immunity' guaranteed bv section 23 of the till of rights. "The stipulations as to age and party affiliations in the law are only advisory, and if invalid, may be disre garded by the governor. The governor may execute the act in accordance with the constitution and laws of the state. This contention is justified by the long continued course of the people in, elect ing a state statistician and a state geologist under laws which provide for their appointment by the governor and election by the general assembly." In his argument McAdams claims that the construction of the court fav orable to the claims of the Monon would destroy every obvious bi-partisan board, and even obviate the use of any sort of civil service ruling that might obtain in state affairs. It would la effect, he says, absolutely destroy any check that efficiency might pre scribe, and is therefor absolutely 11- lexical and absurd. Trigga in New York Press. PARTY FOR NEW TEACHERS BY THOSE LONG IN SERVICE Central School Mail the Scene of En joyable : Entertainment -Apartment Beautifully Decorated With Autumn Leaven. ; The hall on the second floor of the Central school building was prettily decorated with bowers of glowing au tumn leaves, pennants and pictures las evening for the reception given to the twenty-three teachers who have only this year become identified with the Hammond schools. A musical program was given, consisting of instrumental numbers by Mrs. Emma Lawrence, Mis Bessie Ripley and Clark Learning, vo cal selections by Mrs. L. L. Bomberger Miss Lotta and Norma Robbins and Clark Learning. Mrs. H. E. Sharrer gave a pleasing reading, "An Old Sweetheart of Mine." Refreshments were served to the one hundred and twenty-five guests at small tables adorned with leaves and roses and lighted with shaded candles. The tables stood in the German room, which, was also arranged with the autumn leaves and roses. WILLIAM DARROACH A SPHIXX. "William Darroach, Democratic can didate for congress from the Tenth dis trict, has been set down by Louis Lud low in the Indianapolis Star and Re publican papers in this district as a man who is averse to campaigning. The attitude that is attributed to him seems to be justified in a measure, as he has thus far refrained from mak ing any speeches or canvassing votes in any other manner. He has formally announced his views on the subject and is carrying them into effect by de clining ali invitations to speak. He remains at home, cultivates silence, and would, apparently, as soon think of murdering his next door neighbor, as of button-holing a man and asking him for his vote. VICTORY FOR THIS CITY. The personal Injury case of Victor Adland against the city of Hammond resulted in a victory for the city. Ad land is a Chicago automobilist who was suing the city of Hammond for in juries received on account of the Shef field avenue bridge. The jury went out to the scene yesterday afternoon and satisfied itself that the city was not at fault and based its verdict on the as sumption that even had the city been at fault to a certain degree, Adland was not justified in over-driving the speed limit. Adland sued for 510,000 and the case was hotly contested in the Lake superior court for three days. The city was represented by its attor ney, LeGrand T. Meyer. DENIES STRIKE IMPENDS. Architect J. T. Hutton, who has charge of the work on the Federal building, said today that there was no prospect of a strike on amount of the cement workers working nine hours a day. The report, he thought, grew out of the fact that the cement workers charter entitles them to. a nine-hour day, which is contrary to the time schedule observed by other building trades unions. Mr. Hutton declares that the working day on the new Federal building is eight hours for all the men J employed, as the contracts were award- 9A on an eight-hour basis. B STORY STIRS THE TOI, GIT! AGOG OVER If DEAL Policy of Publishing News With Lake County People. 110 GOLD STORAGE THE LAKE t'OlXTV TI1IES yesterdny published cclulvelr a Mory of national, or urrlmiw International - -- - - . ...... . . ..... u .... ... J. t HmitM of Hammond of the Staminrrf Steel t:ir com nil ny, vthU-h. la common with other interest of kind red nature, will utilize the product of the United Staten Steel Corporation in tiary, fcard bv. THE LAKE COrXTV TIMMA perfectly :Hlfied with the fact that it reader had the Mory coincident with of all the inornhiK paper. The giving back on the piann of the fteel car people. They are coming here, and Ham mond and Lftke county not the nmi ohru It WAS news. THE T1MKS had had the first Intimation of the den! n couple of weeks ago, and in the meantime it reporters ing detail which would prove of intercMt on the ntory in hand. THl-i TIMES waited until It had jiatliercd ail the data, and until probabil ity of the gigantic deal going through hud become certainty, and then pub lished the story. This w an w ritten, edited and in type day before it appeared in the paper, but wun withheld until the deal ceaned to be it matter of specula tion and became a matter of ueir. The THE TI5IES released the story and gave tion. The policy of TIIE LAKE t Ol VI'Y news, and it reserves the rigul to determine' when that status Is reached. Its reporters are instructed to accept no confidence from anyone with implied or pledged reservations. At the same time proper time when facts become public This penchant for printing the news ible for the prestige, the paper enjoys and It points with pride to the fact that greatest advertising patronage of any out in the wisdom of its conviction. The story of the locating of tlio Standard Steel Car Co. in Hammond which was printed in The Iake County Times yesterday has created' a profound sensation among the busi ness men of this city. It has been generally known about town for several days that some big industry was seeking a location in Hammond. The securing of options on property, the trip of Mr. Turner and Mr. Becker to New York and the un usual activity of the members of the firm of Gostlin Meyn &.Co., all pointed- - .It was learned todays Mtal th- ma to the fact that there was something chinery that is to be installed in the in the air. Yesterday morning the secret which had been carefully guarded for weeks became public property and- there was scarcely a business man who did not know something about the matter. It was learned later in the day that the deal was a matter of gossip in financial circles in Chicago and then it was seen that it would be but a matter of a few hours until the news would be sent broadcast over the country. The Lake Countt Times had been securing data in regard to the concern, Its officials and the charcater of its output from sources all over the country and when the time came, was SCHOOL Trophy Offered by Lake County Times for Best Eleven in Lake County. THE LAKE COl.VTY TIMES has on display in the window of its office a sliver cup which will he presented to. the high school team which first wins two Lake county football championships. The conditions under which the cup is offered are as follows: The first team which wins the cup will be given the custody of it for one year. At the beginning of the second year the superintendent of the school which then holds the cup will again offer it in competition to the high schools of the county. The winner of the Lake county football championship the second year shall in turn have the custody of the cup until the beginning of the next football season. The high school which first wins two championship shall he deemed the winner of the trophy and may retain it permanently. The cup will be known as The Lake County Times High School Football Championship Trophy. As soon as the winner of the trophy shall have been determined It will be appropriately engraved with the name of the winning team, and the years la which the championship was won. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 20. Sixteen hundred lives are believed to have been lost in the storm which swept over the Florida coast. Fifteen hundred are said to have drowned in the tidal wave feared this estimate will prove too small when details are Ieurned. Ten barges with fifteen hundred men aboard were driven to sea, and only one with forty-nine men aboard has been picked up. Elliott Key, twenty-five miles south of Miami, was engulfed by a tidal wave, and it is believed thai nearly the entire population of 250 perished. The Florida fishing fleet has been driven to sea. and It Is thought most ol the vessels are lost. CLEVELAND Princeton, X. J., Oct. 20. Crover Cleveland Is ill at AVestland, his cauntry seat. His condition compelled him to take to his bed. "YVe do not considet Mr. Cleveland's Illness serious," said Mrs. Cleveland. Dr. J. M. Carnothnn. the Cleveland family physician, who Is attending Mr. Cleveland, would not discuss his patient's condition. FOOTBALL SCORES. Pennsylvania, 9 Ilrown, 0. (First Half.) Cornell, 27; Bowdoin, 0. (First Half.) ONE CENT PER COPY. When it is News Makes Hit USED II THIS PLANT Intr-rrvt. (hi li.,-n !. lihin I. - the hUii-. evening paperi and ahead out of the story did not put any et- had been iuthcNt rloiioly ut work glean hecnuxe of their linportnut bearing moment It became a matter of news Jts readers the benefit of Its Informa TOUS is to print the news when It Is a wlie discretion Is exercised as to the property and belong to the public. and playing no favorites is respons both with its renders and advertisers. it has the largeNt circulation and the p:ipcr in urlhrru Indiana to biar It in np osiiton to furnish its roaders with all the details of the deal. Today the story of the locating of the Standard Steel Car Co. at Ham mond is the chief topic of conversa tion among the financial and indus trial leaders not only in the Calumet region but in Chicago and Xew York and this morning every train from Chicago brought men who own prop erty here who were anxious to know to what extent their interests would be affected. ' new plant Is already being manu factured and that as noon as certain details are arranged, the work of building the plant and installing the machinery will begin. This morning the "attorney of the company was in the ity to investi gate the abstracts of the property that has been purchased ahd maki final arrangements for the transfer of the property. The importance of the deal which has just been consummated is just be ginning to be appreciated and it is be lieved that Hammond is entering up on a peroid of real estate activity that will be without parallel in the history of the county. FOOT CUP which followed the hurricane, and It Im 'S CONDITION.