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12 am:m:owi3? - Indiana, VOL. 1, NO. 118. NIGHT EDITION. HAMMOND, INDIANA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1906. ONE CENT PER COPY. JLa.-tLo.fa of tlx ' HhjSlIESLIE! OOlTIr GRUMPAGKER S liST WORD Congressman Defends Him self Against Grompers' Charges. NO EHEBTOF LABOR Claims to Have Eeen Misrepresented in His Attitude Towards Earners of Wages. Congressman Crumpacker, in a signed statement made on the eve of election and distributed among the employes of the several mills and factories of North township, calls upon the wage-earners to consider his record on questions af fecting their interests before commit ting themselves or being influenced by alleged misstatements into voting for his opponent. He asks the people of this locality to give him the same con sideration they would ask for them selves, and not accept a proven, charges, without investigating the source. Say Democrat Misrepresent. "The spokesmen of the democrats," he says, "are misrepresenting the facts regarding my attitude on labor ques tions with a view of creating opposi tion to me among the wage-earners of this district. Mr. Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, who is a democrat and a free-trader, apposed rmy reflection in a recent speech at Lafayette, and Is endeavoring to create opposition to mo in the Fed eration. . - Cites Congressional Record. Mr. Gompers charged me, as a mem ber of the committee on labor, with 1Tfp-&Smt thV reporting of the "eight hour law.. I am not, and never have been, a member of the committee on labor. - lie also charged that I opposed the employers' liability bill. On the contrary, I not only supported the bill but made a speech for it, and my re marks will be found on pages 4714 and 4715 of the" Congressional Record. Opposed to Child Labor. "Mr. Gompers charged that I op posed the bill prohibiting child labor in the District of Columbia. The facts are that I supported the bill and made a speech for it, as will be seen on pages 5090 and 50S1 of the Record. Mr. Gompers charged me with defeat ing a proposition to investigate the women and children in the industries. The truth Is, I prepared, introduced and secured the passage of the law provid ing for an investigation of the manu facturers, which included the question of women and children in the in dustries." In answer to the criticism regarding his support of the amendment suspend ing the operation of the eight-hour law on the Panama canal, Mr. Crumpacker ays the law does not affect American labor, but applies expressly to alien labor. Gonipers Opposed Bill, Not He. In answer to the criticism of Mr. Fuller that Mr. Crumpacker refused to sign a request for the caucus on the anti-injunction bill, the republican can didate says he wan in favor of, and agreed to support the bill mentioned; that later Mr. Gompers, who was advo cating a similar bill, Informed con gress that no friend of labor would support the Fuller bill, and when Mr Crumpacker was asked to sign the chucus request that he informed the advocates of the measure that Mr. Gompers was opposing it, and deemed it prudent to take no part in the con troversy between Gompers and Fuller, When thry agreed between themselves Mr. Crumpacker agreed to sign the re quest of the caucus. Mr. Crumpacker gives a full and complete refutation of every criticism made against him. and it is worth the perusal of every wage-earner who has a vote to cast. SCHOOL TEACHERS PLAN LOBBY. Fight for Minimum Wa;e Law Will Be Inaugurated la Indiana. Richmond. Ind.. Nov. 4. A deter mined fight for a minimum wage law on the part of school teachers in Indiana led by those of Hancock county, has tern inaugurated. Resolutions hav boon drawn up and will be sent to eact of the county organizations, and strong lobby will also be sent to th legislature. WEST HAMMOND AFFRAY. A slashing affair in which two strangers pounced upon another stranger in West Hammond yesterday afternoon set the town in an up roar for some time. The lone stranger was painfully cut up. although his in Juries did not seem to be serious. He and his assailants managed to get away before the police could lay their hands on thm. See Second page for Last Words of Candidates STUDENT GOES WRONG Accused of Forgery and is Arrested in Hammond by Capt. Austgen. KNOWN BYiOQEII LEG Friend of Accused, Unwittingly Made Accomplice in Spending Ill-Got-ten Gains, Warns Police. Oscar Hoover, a student of the Dodge school of telegraphy of Valparaiso, was arrested by Captain Austgen last Sat urday afternoon in Hammond on the charge of forgery. The local authori ties turned him over to Deputy Sheriff Woods, who took him to Valparaiso late Saturday afternoon. Had it not been for a wooden leg that Hoover is compelled to use, and a con science stricken friend, he might still be at large. Because of these two handicaps it was easy to locate him. The local police had no official informa tion that Hoover was wanted on a forg ery charge. The Valparaiso officials did not find It worth while to notify Hammond when they learned that Hoover had made his way to Chicago with a friend, Frank Fisher. When Hoover had spent the money in Chicago that they had gained under false pretenses in Valparaiso, he told Fisher how he had come by it and that he expected to come to Hammond and here try to pass some more worthless papers. Fisher became alarmed when he learned of his friend's tactics and sooner than be implicated in them he preferred to make a clean breast of his part. of the story and furthermore to warn-the police. Before going to the police, however, he wenv to John' Dyer, cashier at the Commercial bank and warned him to be on the lookout for forged checks. Mr. Dyer advised him to tell his story ' to the police, which he did. By means of his wooden leg It was easy to identify Hoover, and late last Saturday Captain Austgen spied him on Hohman street and Plum- mer avenue. At the police station Hoover did not deny his guilt. The Valparaiso au thorities were notified by wire and ex pressed surprise that he should have been located in Hammond. Deputy Sheriff Woods of Valparaiso arrived late last Saturday evening to take Hoover to Valparaiso. SOUTH CHICAGO CONCERN GETS BIG GARY CONTRACT. Worlc of Street Improvements In New Steel Town Goes to Illinois Improve ment Ballast Company for $600,000. The contract for paving fifteen miles of the Gary streets has been awarded to the Illinois Improvement and Ballast company of South Chicago for $600,000, and Is probably the largest contract of this nature that has ever been let in this part of the country. Other con tracting companies were compelled to desist in bidding because of the enorm ous sum of money that was involved. The contract calls for cinder filling, a granite top dressing and a combina tion curb wall and cement sidewalks. The company has specified to the most minute detail the manner in which the work shall be done, for they plan to make Gary a town of great beauty. The Illinois Improvement and Bal last company will hire a large force of men and Its heavy machinery Is now being shipped to the scene of activity. Men are now at work and no time is being lost in getting everything started. C0NKEYS TO BUILD HAND SOME MANSION AT H0MEW00D Most Pretentions Home in Hammond To Be Erected at South Hohman and Mason Streets Will Cost $30,000. W. B. Conkey has purchased one hundred feet frontage on South Hoh man street at the corner of Mason street, ana wm proceed at once to erect a $30,000 residence. Mr. Conkey has been negotiating for the purchase of Homewood property for some time, and after considering several locations finally decided on this property, and bought it for forty dol lars a foot. The residence that Mr. Conkey will build will be the most pretentious in the whole city. It will be of brick and stone, and the architecture will be of the most approved design. A landscape gardner will be given wide scope, and directed to spare no expense to make the yard and garden beauty spots. A large barn, perfectly equipped, will also be erected, and driveways will be built leading up to Conkey has deferred building in Hammond until now, and he proposes to build a home that will be an adorn ment to the city and: a pride to him self. 3fl Sworn Statement of PAID Circulation of Lake County Times for month of October 1906. During the month from Sept. 30 to October 31, 1906, The Lake County Times has increased its circulation from 5,041 copies daily to a daily net paid circulation of 5,859. We cordiay invite a committee of business men, or any advertiser to satisfy himself by inspecting the subscription books of this office, making a personal count of all circulation, examining receipts of paid subscribers, watching delivery from press to homes by carriers, or in any other manner he may desire. Gross Net Hammond. Outside. Mail. Oct. 1,1906....' 5,176 2,849 1,S41 23 Oct. 2, 1900 5.344 2,.52 2,00 4 238 Sept. 3, 1900 5,3m 2,50 2,009 233 Oct. 4, 1906 5,357 2S59 2.009 235) Oct. 5, 1906 5,375 2,K1 2,024 240 Oct. , lOOrt 5,377 2,SJ3 2,024 240 Oct. 7, 1900 Sunday. Oct. 8, 1806 5.410 s 2.S65 2,060 241 Oct. 0, 1900 5,448 2,S67 2,090 241 Oct. 10, 1906 5,493 2.N70 2,130 243 Oct. 11, 1908 5,546 2,S74 2,179 213 Oct. 12, 190fl 5,05 2,S7S 24132 245 Oct. 13, 1990. . 5,643 2,8S0 2,267 24 Oct. 14, 1906 Sunday. Oct. 15, 1006 5,072 2.SS6 2.2SS 248 Oct. 18, 1906 5,697 2,SS0 2,30S 250 Oct. 17, 1906 5,756 292 24503 250 Oct. IS, 1906 5,779 2,94 2,3X3 252 Oct. 19, 1006 5,812 2,X97 2,411 254 Oct. 20, 1906 5,S31 2,S99 2,427 255 v t. 21, 1906 Sunday. Oct. 22, 1906 5,8S0 2,92 2,447 257 Oct. 23, 1906 5rS96 2,929 2,447 270 Oct. 24, 1906 5,927 2,932 2,473 272 Oct. 25, 1998 5,945 2,936 2,477 2S2 Oct. 25, 1906 5,960 2,912 2,477 291 Oct. 27, 11MMJ 5.972 2,944 2,4X6 293 Oct. 2X, 1006.. Sunday. Oct. 29, 1906 5,9X1 2.94S 2,490 203 Oct. 30, 1906 5,092 2,952 2,495 295 Oct. 31, 1906 0.M9 2,939 2,502 29S 1534241 78,193 61,343 7,04S RECAPITULATION. Total Net, Hammond 78,199 Total Net, Mail 7,048 Total Net, Country (delivered by carrier) 61,343 Total Net, Street Sales, (average 100 daily) 2,700 Total Net Circulation 149,290 Samples and Waste .... . ... 3,951 Total Gross Circulation ......... . . . . . .153,241 Total Net Daily Paid Circulation Oct. 31, 1906, I, Eugene F. McGovern, being the Lake County Times for the month Subscribed and sworn to before me this November 5th, 1906. My commission expires Nov. 12, 1908. IMPRESSIVE SERVICE HELD Corner-Stone for Methodist Church Laid With Ap propriate Ceremonies. 201 PERSONS ITIBD Exercises Opened at Building Site Are Continued at Towle's Opera House The corner-stone for Hammond's new $25,000 Methodist church was laid yesterday afternoon. The ceremonies that accompanied the operation -were acocrding to the Methodist church rites and were impressive throughout. The weather for the occasion was ideal. Two thousand people from all over the country were in attendance, having come at the invitation of the members of the congregation. There was noth ing during- the entire afternoon to mar the program, which was carried out in detail. The exercises were announced to he gin at 2:45 ln the afternoon, but be cause of the constant Cow of people that continued to come, they were de layed fifteen minutes. By that time, however, everybody awaited the as sembly call, which was given on a. cornet by Master Paul Smith, the youngest son of the pastor. duly sworn state npon oath that the above statement of circulation of of October is true to the best of my knowledge. The throng of people had found stand ing room as best they could and quite surrounded the building, usinar every vantage point where the exercises could be witnessed. The visiting min isters and the choir occupied the church platform. Rev. L,. S. Smith gave a few words of introduction, which were followed by a hymn by the choir. The corner-stone was lowered into its bed of cement by Contractors J. W. Reed and W. W. Farker, after which a box containing memorials was placed in the stone. The memorials were composed of printed matter, a brief his tory of the Methodist church in Ham mond, copies of the Hammond news papers, a copy of the Christian Advo cate and a church bulletin, bearing on it a program for the day. The services at the church closed with the Lord's prayer, which was lead by the Rev. T. Sinnlnger of the Con gregational church. After this all those who were on the grounds repair ed to Towle's opera house, where the Rev. W. A. Quayle, D. D., of St. James' church, of Chicago, spoke. His address, however, was preceded by an anthem which was sung by the choir and the reading of a brief church history by "W. C. Belman. The masterly address by Dr. Quayle was the feature of the afternoon. -The Brotherhood of Man," was his subject and it was discussed by the eminent clergyman in his Inimitable way. Dr. Quayle had been in Hammond on a former occasion for the Methodists, and the fact that he was to speak again proved to be a strong drawing card. The new Methodist church will cost $25,000 and was to have been finished by Christmas. Although work has been progressing on the building In a satisfactory manner, it is now seen that its completion by that time will be Impossible. . THE WEATHER Fair tonight and probably Tuesday. 2derate temperature. Circulation Manager. JAMES K. STINSON, Notary Public. CHICAGO HUNTER MEETS WITH ACCIDENT ON WOLFE LAKE. Ernest Lowe's Gnn Unintentionally Dis charged and Owner's Arm Is Blown Off Otherwise Seriously Injured But Will Recover. Ernest Lowe, a hunter from Chicago, who was out with a friend on Wolfe Lake yesterday afternoon, shot his left arm off and otherwise seriously in jured himself. After the accident which nearly cost him his life, he was removed to a Chicago hospital where he is said today to be recovering. Both of the men were on the Illinois side of the water waiting for a flock of ducks to rise and pass over them. They had waited longer than they had ex pected and when a large flock did pass over them, both reached for their guns. The trigger of Lowe's gun was caught on the boat and snapping discharged the heavy charge with which it was loaded. A number of the shots entered his breast on the left side Injuring him internally. The biggest part of the shot however, struck his arm and literally blew it off. His friend rowed him to the shore and telephoned for an ambu lance in which he was taken to a Chi cago hospital. " WHO AND WHY? Mayer Rubin of 19 State street, is guessing today as to the identity of the stranger who ran into his yard last night and there tried to find a hiding place. Mr. Rubin's dog drove him away, after which he tried to hide in John Rhode's feed store. Later in the evening he was not seen any more. The stranger was a young man, wear ing a black coat and gray trousers, and seemed to be in great distress. H. Koetmeyer, G. W. Rupert, A. D walker, A. it. Gelsert and Joseph Scoopmeyer of the United States reve nue service, who have been working at the Hammond distillery, left this morning for Lawrenceberg, Kan., where they go in the interests of the government, to work in a distillery thare, ELECT OH POLLS OPEN 6 ML WHERE TO Precinct 1. Roberisdale Fire Station. 2 542 North Hohman Street. 3. 712 Johnson Street. 4. 59 West State Street. 5. Superior Court Building. 0. Bradford Store, 2 SO South Hohman Street. 7. City Hall. S. 345 East State Street Baptist CInbroom. 9. Corner Calumet Avenue and Truman Avenue -IIesas Store 10. Corner Sibley and Hohman Streets. 11. Corner Sibley and Summer gtreets. 12 308 Sibley Street Blacksmith Shop. 13. 315 South Hohman Street. 14. Hendrickson'a Residence, Ilobertsdale. REPUBLICAN TICKET. EDGAR D. CRUMPACKER'. For rep resentative In congress front the Tenth congressional district. Lives Ln Valparaiso, where he practices law. Has served five terms In congress. DAVID E. BOONE. For prosecuting; attorney of the Thirty-first Judicial circuit. Lives ln Hammond, where he practices law. ARTHUR J. BOWSER For joint sen ator, Lake and Porter counties. A resident of Chesterton, where he ed its the Chesterton Tribune. NAHTHANIEL BANKS. For repre sentative of Lake county. He is a farmer and an ex-trustee of Hobart township. SCHUYLER C. DWYER. For joint representative of Lake and Newton counties. Resides In Lowell and practices law. ERNEST L. SHORTRIDGE, For clerk of the circuit court. Lives ln Ham mond and has been employed as court stenographer. ALBERT MAACK. For Treasurer. Has been assistant postmaster of the Hammond postofilce for six years. Lives ln Hammond. LAWRENCE COX. For sheriff. Lives ln Hammond, and until recently has been chief of the police department. EDWIN F. GORDON. For coroner. Lives in Hobart, where he practices medicine. WILLIAM F. BRIDGE. For county surveyor. Has been city civil en gineer, and at present holds the posi tion of county surveyor. WILLIAM E. BLACK. For county as sessor. A farmer In Eagle Creek township. OSCAR KRIMBILL. For county com missioner, First district. Lives In Hammond, where he is in charge of the Chicago Telephone company. Was formerly a druggist. SAMUEL LOVE For county commis sioner, Second district. Lives near Leroy, where he Is a farmer. The prohibition party has part of a ticket ln the field, but as it has nom inated only seven candidates for out of sixteen offices their claims will hardly be taken seriously. The prohibitionists have nominated James R. Barr for representative in congress, and have made the following other nominations: For clerk of the circuit court, John L. Johnson; for treasurer, Lorenzo L. Holmes; for sheriff, Arthur Russell; for coroner, John Miller; for county assessor, Fred Robertson; for county commissioner of the First district, Silas Green. THE VALEDICTORY OF THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES. In common with other places within the United States, this section of the state of Indiana will hold an election tomorrow. We shall choose a congressman, a sheriff, a prosecuting attorney, a treasurer, a coroner, a senator, a representative, a circuit court clerk, an assessor, a sur veyor, and a few other ofBcIals to serve for various terms. There are three tickets In the field: The Republican, the Demo cratic and the Prohibition. THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES assumes that every candidate on every ticket has been selected with a view to his fit ness for the office to which he aspires, or for which be has been In duced, for party reasons, to make the race. The campaign has been conducted In a decorous manner, so far as is known to THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES, and has apparently been free from nascrupulous tac tics. If election day Is observed with equal decorum it Is all we will ask. THE LAKE COUNTY TI3IES has no criticism to offer and no sug gestion to make as to the comparative merits of rival candidates, but prefers to proceed along neutral lines, unhampered by partisanship. Pursuant to this Independent policy Its motto is: "May tbe best man wis." OPEN SHOP NATIONAL QUESTION. Employers and Employes In Structural Iron orK uiscnss uary utour Situation. The agitation to unionize the struc tural iron workers at Gary last week has caused a ripple to pass over the peaceful workings of the employers and employers in structural Iron work throughout the country, and especially in the east. At New York last Friday the National Erecters association, comprised of many manufacturers and erectors of steel structures, voted to continue its contest for "open shops." The association adopted a resolution to support the Steel company of South Chicago, where a strike was declared on "Wednesday by the housesmiths and bridgemens' union, in sympathy with the Gary workers. Among the concerns represented at the meeting Friday were the American dir CLOSE 6 PI VOTE: DEMOCRATIC TICKET. 'WILLI A 31 DARROCII For represents tlve in congress from the Tenth con gressional district. A judge la New ton county. JOHN GAVIT. For prosecuting attor ney of the Thirty-first judicial dis trict. His place of residence la Ham mond, where he has been practicing law for many years. JAMES M'GILL For joint senator of Lake and Porter counties. Is presi dent of a telephone company ln Val paraiso and Interested ln the manu facture of electrical appliances. EDWARD SIMON. For representative of Lake county. Resides it Hobart, where he manufactures clears CLINTON 31. HANGER. For joint rep resentative of Lake and Newton counties. A lumber aalesman In Mo rocco, Newton county. HENRY BARCK, For clerk of the cir cuit court. Lives at Crown Point, where he is a printer employed on the Free Press. TH031AS M'CAY. For treasurer. Re sides In Crown Point, where he onea ran a hardware atore. He also baa been a farmer. . FRED S. CARTER For sheriff. Ia In the livery business ln Hammond, where be baa resided for a number of years. WILLIAM D. WEISj For coroner. Has been practicing medicine in this city for a number of years. Was nomin ated for-coroner on the democratic ticket before. PETER J. LYONS. -For county aurvey or. Has been city civil engineer. Docs a general surveying business ln Hammond, where be has lived for the past ten years. EDWARD V. WALTON. For county assessor. Lives fn Indiana Harbor, where he is a paint contractor. He now holds the ofilce of councilman-at-large In East Chicago. OTTO C. BORMAN. For county com missioner, First district. He now conducts a real estate business ln Tolleston, where he resides, but was formerly a grocer in that town. PETER F. HE IN. For county com. sloner. Has a general feed atore la Crown Point, where be Is the succes sor to Frank Seeberger. 4 Bridge company, Pennsylvania Steel company, McClintock & Marshall, Phoenix Bridge company, Wisconsin Bridge company, Riter-Conley Manu facturing company, Pittsbarg Construc tion company. Fort Pitt Bridge com pany, Hoyl &. Patterson company, S. P, Mitchell, Illinois Steel company. Post & McCord, Cooper Iron works and Mulliken Bros. It was said that overtures had been received from both the international organizations of the housesmiths and bridgemens" union, and from various local unions, requesting the holding of a conference at New York. It was de cided to reject these overtures. An of ficer of the association said: "At present the business of steel erection is on the open shop basis Tactically throughout the country. That basis were are determined ta maintain. Our meeting today was a sort of love feast, held in Jubilation over the success of the fight we have made for the open shop."