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VOL. 1, NO. 114. NIGHT
Special Meeting Had Been
Called to Consider Ac
cumulated Business.
Alderman Swanton Extends Felicita
tions on Birth of Daughter
in Becker Home.
The meeting of the city council last
night came to order by a special call
from tha mayor, and brought out a full
attendance of the aldermen. While
there teemed to be no urgent business
that called for a special meeting, still
a lot of business had accumulated,
Whioh wai disposed of at a long even
ing session. Prior to the opening of
the session the rate for the water sup
ply for the Standard Steel Car factory
was discussed Informally, as was also
the granting of a four-track franchise
from the plant over Columbia avenue.
Immediately after the session was
called to order Alderman Thomas
Bwanton arose, and in the name of the
council congratulated the mayor upon
the arrival of his youngest daughtar.
last Thursday. The mayor accepted
the congratulations with a few words
of appreciation, after which the min
utes of the previous session were read.
A number of communications from
City Attorney LeGrand T. Meyer fol
lowed. Mr. Meyer advised against the
claim brought in by Edward Huebner
for the loss of his son, who drowned
on the waterfront at Lake Front park
last summer.
In the personal Injury case of Paul
Sells against the city of Hammond he
advised that the latter be allowed $160
for injuries received through a broken
sidewalk in Robertsdale. An appropri
ation ordinance was passed later in the
evening to pay this claim.
The request of John Huber to trans
fer his license to operate a poolroom,
from his former place in State street
to the First National Bank building,
was granted. A similar grant was
made to a man. named Belshaw, who
- has taken over the skating-rink of
' Fred Heintr, at Lake Front park.
What was formerly known as Griffin
street Is now officially called Huehn
' avenue, according to an ordinance
';, which was passed last night.
An ordinance followed appropriating
$300 additional for the sewer repair
made for the park fund, adding $292 to
An ordinance granting the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company a third track
right-of-way over Sheffield, Lake and
Atchison avenues went to its third
An ordinance providing for gates on
certain railroad crossings, which had
been pending for some time, and which
was to come up last, night, was turned
ack to the streets and alleys commit
tee for a revision, in order that every
railroad crossing in town may be in
cluded. The council advised that the bids for
the furnishing and laying of a water
main In Pine street be readvertlsed.
because the two bids of 95 and 97 cents
a foot were considered too high.
The session closed with the reading
f the comptrollers report, which was
referred to the finance committee.
" Figures Compiled by State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction.
(Special to Lake County Times).
Figures Just compiled for the annual
port of Fassett A. Cotton, state su
perintendent of public instruction, show
that the long campaign waged by Mr.
Cotton for the township the non-commissionedhigh
schools is bearing
Last year there was expended for
these non-commissioned high schools
the sum of $351,011.30 as compared with
1312.83S.01 of the year before. Making
p that item of total cost are the two
items of salaries paid the teachers and
the amount expended for apparatus,
books, etc.
The salaries increased from J2S3.
157.67 to $315,697.75 this year and the
cost of apparatus, books, etc.. increas
ed from $29,580.21 to $41,313.55.
This increase in cost in in the face
Of a decrease in the number of pupils
nrolled in the non-commissioned
schools. In 1905 there were 14.S19
pupils enrolled in the non-commissioned
high schools; in 190S. there were 12,997.
The average cost of teaching each
fupil .therefore, has increased from
10.93 per year to $27.25 each year, the
Increased cost coming largely in what
Is known as the township schools.
The figures show a total of 9,404
chools in the state, S.537 being in the
townships (country). 363 in the towns
j and 604 in the cities. There are 943
schools where the common branches
are taught, .110 in townships, 89 in
towns and 344 in cities. There are 702
high schools, 489 in townships, 152 in
towns and 61 In the cities.
There are 7,500 district schools with
but one teacher in the townships, 16
ot 'one teacher' schools In the towns
and 13 of such schools In the cities..
Accrued Interest on Public
Funds is Turned Over
to State.
Quarterly Settlements Also Being
Made Today Were the Origin
of Sherrick's Troubles.
(Special to Lake County Time.)
Indianapolis, Oct. 31. The fiscal year
for the state of Indiana ends at mid
night tonight; and today was a busy
one around the office of the state audi
tor, who has the responsibility of
checking up the account of every ap
propriation of every state office and
state institution.
This was the day for the regular
quarterly settlements of the state of
ficers also. It was this question of
quarterly settlement that started the
mess ending in the resignation of Da
vid E. Sherrick from the auditor's office
and the beginning of the so-called re
form movements of the administration,
of which the insurance matter is the
last manifestation.
Following their custom of three
quarters' standing, Warren Bigler, au
ditor of state, and Fred Sims, secretary
of state, in making their reports,
turned in the interest that they had re
ceived on the public funds that they
had had In their possession for the past
three months. These interest sums
were inconsiderable. "It's the prln
ciple," said Auditor Bigler, "and this
principle must obtain with reference to
public moneys."
The institutions settled up today and
yesterday, reporting by the superin
tendents how much they had used and
how much spent. Incidentally they told
stories that means demands that they
will make for new laws at the next
legislature. .
Dr. Charles E. Laughlin, superin
tendent of the Southern Indiana Hos
pital for the Insane, wants more land
Thl3 institution has now 160 acres, and
that is not nough, according to-the
superintendent, who says . that the
northern and eastern Institutions each
have over 400 acres.
"We need more room for male pa
tients, too," said Dr. Laughlin. " We
have capacity for 332 women and as
many men. Our capacity for women is
sufficient, but we haven't enough places
for the men." The per capita cost of
maintenance for this institution was
$103.95 per year, according to the re
port submitted to the governor.
W. C. Van Nuys, superintendent of
the epileptic-village-to-be, said that
their institution was progessing slowly.
" We have exhausted our money, and
will come to the legislature for more,
said Dr. Van Nuys. "We are building
two houses now, but that will serve
only as a beginning."
Farmers' and Citizens' Mi.tual Live
Stock Insurance Company Will Do
Business In This and Other Northern
Indiana Counties.
Michigan City, Oct. 31. The Farm
ers' and Citizens Mutual Live Stock
Insurance company is the name of a
new concern which has been launched
in Michigan City, and which will begin
active operations Nov. 1. The company
was incorporated with the auditor of
state yesterday to operate in the fol
lowing counties: LaPorte, Porter, Lake
Jasper, Pulaski. White and Tippecanoe
The officers of the company are as
President, J. E. Baxter.
Secretary, William White,
Treasurer, J. S. Flowers.
Nearly all the men connected with
the company have had practical ex
perience in insurance affairs. The com
pany will write policies insuring live
stock against aeatn dv natural causes
or from accident and against theft
Permanent office headquarters will be
established as soon as a suitable loca
tion can be secured.
This morning over one hundred
the Hungarians who are working
the Gibson yards, struck for highe
wages, and when they were refused
they began to make tracks for Ham
mond with their time cnecKs to ge
their money. The men have been
drawing from $1.75 to $2.00 per dav
but still were not satisfied. When they
went out they tried to persuade those
of their own country, who were satis
fied, to accompany them, but the great
er majority preferred to stay and work
on the old schedule.
The contract for the laying of the
sewer in Cedar street was let to O'Shea
and Shea at $1.33 per lineal foot. There
was only one other bidded, W. F.
Brunt, whose bid was $1.60. The
other business transacted by the board
of public works was of a routine
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On the afternoon of Sept. 19 Ferguson Lauder shot and killed Pat- J
rick Golden and seriously wounded Patrick Quinn and Ed Delaney, who,
It Is ald, have since recovered.
After tlia shooting Ferguson Lauder escaped nross the state line, and
since has been at large. Chief of Police Rlmbach has been diligent In his
search for him, but has been hampered
It has been hinted that Lauder
mond slnee the shooting, and that " he could be easily caught It he nvas
wanted very badly." S
THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES will pay the above reward for his cap- y
ture. $
The police description of him Is as follows:
Twenty-seven years old, five feet seven Inches high, weighs 155 S
pounds, stocky build, dark complexion, brown curly hair, gray eyes, v
smooth face, Rood looking. Had burn scar on left side of nose, which
may be gone now; has permanent scar on left side of forehead; has four- ii
Inch sear on back of head; two middle fingers on one of his hands crip- p
pled; Is n machinist.
Chicago, Oct. 30. The police depart
ment has ordered a drag-net thrown
out for .all "drug fiends." Chief Col
lins has instructed his detectives to
raid cocaine and opium "joints" and to
watch all drug stores where narcotics
are . sold. This is done as it is believ
ed that Leonard Leopold has returned
to the city and is in hiding. If this
theory proves true, his fondness for
drugs will doubtless lead to his cap
ture, as it is believed he has returned
here to get drugs which could not be
obtained in the- suburban towns away
from Chicago.
The belief that Leopold has returned
was strengthened by the arrest of Wil
liam Reed, who fled from a drug store
at State and Harrison streets, after
offering $15 for cocaine. The police
sweated him and looked for a woman
who. Reed declared, gave him the
money to- purchase the drug or a
friend out of town.
In the meantime Coroner Hoffman
declared today that a high police of
ficial had stopped an investigation of
the Leslie murder by the state s attor
ney declaring it a suicide. At the
same time Coroner Hoffman gave out
the details of the charges against De
puty Coroner John Cumrnirigs, under
whose directions a verdict of suicide
was returned.
William Reed was recognized by Cap
tain. Evans of the bureau of identifi
cation as an ex-convict who had served
ten years in the penitentiary for kill
ing a man at Indianapolis fourteen
years ago.
Police Trial Board Declares Inspector
yot Guilty On All Count.
(Special to Lake County Times.)
Chicago, Oct. 31. The police trial
board today acquitted Inspector Fat
rick J. Lavin of the charges that led
to his suspension from the police de
partment, the verdict declaring the in
spector not guilty of sen&tional
charges, including participation in a
burglary was unanimous.
On five serious charges the verdict
was reached. Acquittal was given on
each of the charjres in turn.
by aek of facilities. i
has neer been fa array f?
Indian Uprising In Wyoming Assumes
Serious Aspect Troops in Pursuit.
(Special to Lake County Times).
Butte, Mont., Oct. 31. Word has
been received here from Sheridan,
Wyo., saying that the danger from the
700 or 800 Cheyenne Indians joining
the renegade Ute band, lias become a
reality. Today six companies will
leave Sheridan and proceed up Tongue
river to Ashland to join forces with
the troops from Ft. Keogh, expected
to arrive there tonight. The troops
from here cannot hope to make Ash
land, eight miles north, before Thurs
day evening.
This military force is in command
of Colonel Auger of the 12th cavalry
and will be guided by C. C. Rousculp,
better known as "Jesse James" Rous
culp. He is familiar with the Indians,
especially the Cheyennes, having cam
paigned with General Crook here in
1S6S. He was also in the battle of the
Little Muddy in 1S67 and was present
when Chief Lame Deer attempted to
shoot General Miles.
According to information received
the Cheyennes are ready, to fight at
t';.- word, and are the best armed tribe
i; the west. Rousculp says the In
dians have been buying modern guns
and ammunition for the past year and
the young blood is anxious to follow
in the footsteps of their old chief
Fred Roberts and Jesse Barker, two
negroes, were arrested late yesterday
afternoon on the charge of assault and
battery on the person of Thomas Ryan.
Ryan is still in the hospital in a seri
ous condition, although he has shown
a little improvement. Roberts was re
leased this morning because Barker
made affidavit that he alone made the
attack on Ryan.
1 Fair oa!ght and Thursday; slowly
rising temperature.
OCTOBER 31, 1906.
-Mahoney in Washington Star.
Will Start Holler Skating
Craze in the Florida
IS TO COST . .8500
Electric Organ Will Be Inflicted
Upon the Southern Tour
ists this Winter.
The Sunny South is to claim Ham
mond's amusement promoter, and Fred
Heintz, that bundle of energy and en
thusiasm, will leaves this city next
Wednesday for Tampa, where he will
do his level best to start a skating
craze in the state if the everglades
that will bring h!m big returns on the
Ave or six thousand dollars that he
has invested in his outfit.
About a week ago Fred left this city
city for the south for the purpose of
deciding upon a location for his skat
ing-rink tent. He had letters of Intro
duction to several Tampa people, and
after consulting them about his enter
prise he decided to locate in the great
tobacco port of the south.
Next Wednesday his tent will be
rented by the promoters of the Carl
Anderson-Kid Farmer fight, and as
soon as that affair is over he will fold
his tent like a Barnum and steal away
in the night.
AH of his equipment, together with
his seven employes, will be shipped in
a baggage car that night at a cost of
five hundred dollars, and by the fol
lowing Monday Heintz expects to have
his tent set up and his attendants put
ting skates on the Florida lads and
Not only this, but his electric organ
will be wafting sweet strains of popu
lar music on the soft southern breeze
while the people of this city will have
to forego the pleasure of hearing the
oft-repeated, "My Merry Oldsmobile"
and "Waltz Me Around Again, Willie."
Indiana Woman Jumps into Lagoon at
Lincoln Park.
(Special to Lake County Times.)
Chicago, Oct. 31. Mrs. Anna Twelle,
35 years old, who said her home is at
4 State street, Logansport, Ind.; at
tempted to commit suicide early today
by jumping Into the lagoon at Lincoln
park. She was rescued from drowning
by Park Policeman Andrew Carlson
who saw her leap into the water. Mrs.
Twelle was taken to the Chicago ave
nue police station after she had been
attended by a physician.
Gordon H. Somers, a certified public
accountant, whose Chicago offices are
at 153 La Salle street, Chicago, will
open a branch office in this city. Mr.
Somers is the man who audited the
books of the Wabash Insurance com
pany, and is the only certified account
ant in this part of the state. That an
accounting firm should find it advis
able to start a branch in this city is
evidence of the growing importance of
Hammond as a business and industrial
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"System" Baiter Thinks
Editor Will Carry New
York State.
An Eleventh Hour Sensation Tossed
Into the New York Cam
paign as a Stock Scare.
(Special to Lake County Times).
Boston, Oct. 31. Thomas W. Lawson
gave out his election prediction today.
It follows:
I advise all holders of stocks to be
prepared for quite a sharp drop be
tween now and election day. I be
lieve Hearst will be' overwhelmingly
elected as I did last year, when, it will
be remembered, I publicly announced
Hearst would surprise every one. I
base my conclusions on sure things:
First Because the report of a very
competent organization of life insur
ance workers I have in New York state,
clear-headed business men with no po
litical leanings.
Second Confidential advice of the
best politicians in the nation.
Third Confidential advice of the best
posted politicians in New York (both
of these politically bitterly opposed
to Hearst).
Fourth While betting is quoted
daily at 3 and 2 to 1 against Hearst,
I know that real betting on a large
scale would be in Hearst's favor.
My three reports agree that, barring
a miracle, Hearst must win, because:
First Tammany will really give the
word election morning to its hordes
of thugs, "Elect him at any cost." This
will mean that Hearst will have all
the benefit of the black jacking, which
last year was against him.
Second The republican machine, the
most. perfect in the country, is deter
mined to down Hughes and the pur
ists. It is now inactive and asleep
throu ghou t the t a t e. vEl et ton ,-run
pfStAv.ilL & awake- ami- u.e its --knife'.
I believe Moran will be elected In
Massachusetts. The election of-Moran
and Hearst will not be conducive to
easy, breathing in" Wall street. There
fore, I -advise a sharp lookout by hold
ers of stocks from now until next week
Monday. .'
Mining stocks should not be hurt
much by a radical victory. Twenty
per cent copper and the fact that min
ing is behind it, the American radicals
will switch speculation over to min
ing stocks in the event of railroads
and industrials getting an icy douche.
Searchers Digging for Treasure on Ly.
maw Check's Farm, Near LaPorte.
LaPorte, Oct. 31. A detail of men
this morning began to plow up and dig
over a tract of land near Hanna owned
by Lyman W. Check, who is confined
in the county jail pending the action
of an insanity commission. In his lucid
periods Check' told the officers of
buried treasue, and $1,480 in gold
pieces has already been dug up.
Several hundred people assembled
this morning to watch the search for
a supposed buried fortune.
Mark Miller, 642 Hoffman street, has
made complaint to the police today
that the street gang working in Hoffman-
street is growing insulting to
ward his wife. He has asked the police
to give her protection during his ab
Alleged Strangler of Mrs. Leslie Still
Evades the Chicago Sleuths Will
Search Levee Dives.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Seven suspects
have been arrested in four different
states, all thought to be Leonard Leo
pold, the alleged strangler of Mrs
Margaret Leslie, the actress, who was
killed in the Palace hotel, but in every
case the wrong man has been captured
Today the police are working upon the
theory that Leopold is still in Chicago
or vicinity and detectives are to search
the levee resorts down town and also
make an investigation in outlaying dis
tricts. The latest report of capture of a sus
pect is from St. Louis.
LULU GETS $3,000.
A jury last night returned a sealed
verdict in the personal injury case of
Stani Lulu against the Republic Iron
and Steel Co., of East Chicago in
which he was awarded indemnity
amountir- to $3,000. The verdict was
not read until court convened this
morning. The jury went out yesterday
afternoon. Lulu had been Injured
while at work in the Steel Works and
lost an eye through what lie claimed
was the carelessness of his employers.
In Many Cases Merchants
are Offered Big Bonus
For Lease.
"Where Will the Overflow Go," Is
the Question that Agitates
Heal Estate Men.
There is such a demand for stora
rooms, advantageously located that
several of the proprietors of business
blocks have been offered a big advanca
In rents for their buildings. In tha
case where merchants have
leases for two or three years la ad
vance they have been offered a big
bonus to vacate before the expiration
or their lease.
There seems to be a tendency to con-.
fine the office building district to Hoh
man street between the Michigan Cen
tral tracks and the school building and
on State street between Morton Court
and the Monon tracks and it is the
property that is located in this district
that Is in greatest demand by business
i Charley Hohraan was approached
some time ago by a man who wanted a
fifteen year lease on the Hohman block
with the understanding that he would
spend $23,000 in repairs on the build
ing. His plan was to rent the prop
erty and raise the rent enough to pay
back his $25,000 and earn a substantial
sum besides.
- Tho deal Ml through for some rea
son or another and "finally there was
such a demand for locations .in this
building that Mr. Hohman raised tho
rent to the figure that the wouM-bo
lessee -expected to charge and was
saved the expense of making the $23,
000 improvements. , , - ,
This isr- trn -.. a rt-rtai n '. f -x.t oct
-ft -t ti,s - sioi'e I'uomV'-'tL&t .'are bciug .
rented on Hohman street between Statu
and; Sibley - streets. , Only, a few days
ago a Chicago merchant came .out :to
Hammond with the. idea of starting in
business here. His plans all worked
satisfactorily until , he came to decki
ng on .a location for his business and
when he found that he could not buy
a lease even for the magnificent bonus
he was willing to offer, he went back
to Chicago disheartened. - -
The territory described is filling up
so rapidly that the property owners ara
beginning to realize that there will
have to be an overflow to some other
section of the city. Whether it will
be to Sibley street, Fayette street or
whether it will cross the tracks , to
State street is only a matter of con
jecture. If the man who knew had
money to invest, ho could doubtless
make a fortune.
The fact remains that the businc
section of Hammond is crowded and
that rents are going up so high and po
fast that a new business district or
some satisfactory extension of the old
one will bo the only solution of th
Workmen from a .Number f InHn..
trial Plants .May he Given Recess of
One Hour In Order to Hear the
Indiann Statesman Speak.
Vice President -Fairbanks, accom
panied by Congressman Watson, will
arrive in Hammond tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock and will address the
people of this city for one hour In the
skating rink tent on North Hohman
The vice president will arrive over
the Nickel Plate from Valparaiso,
where he i3 scheduled to speak shortly
after the noon hour.
It is expected that a large crowd of
Hammond citizens will turn out to do
the vice president honor. ' Arrange
ments are being made so that business
in several of the plants will be sus
pended for the time Mr. Fairbanks Is In
town in order that the empires may
have the opporunity of hearing the
Indiana statesman.
At the time of going to press both
the officials of the Simplex and the Betz
companies were considering the propo
sition of allowing ' their employes a
recess of an hour at 3 o'clock. - A com
mittee of thirty citizens, headed by a
band, will meet the vice president at
the derot and-escort him to the tent,
where the meeting will be held.
The local milk dealers announce a
raise of one cent per quart on milk.
The price hereafter will be seven cents
instead, of six cents as formerly. The
milk dealers claim that the raise is
made necessary by the action of what
they term a "farmer's milk trust"
which they claim has raised the whole
sale price of milk. The alleged "trust"
they say has just been formed and is
the result of agitation on the part of
the Richmond-Smith company of Chicago.
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