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THE TIMES HAS EIGHT TIMES AS MANY PAID SUBSCRIBERS AS ANY OTHER HAMMOND PAPER
IT TT 11 VOL. 1, NO. 134. NIGHT EDITION. HAMMOND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1906. ONE CENT PER COPY. T ( PLftiT Gigantic Triple Sale of Real Guessing $153,000 and The firm of Gostlln, Meyn & company consummated three big real eatate 4eals yesterday Involving; the aale of 124 aerea of land for a total tf 9153,000. The largest transaction vra the aale of 73 acres belonging to Sldmon McIIle .to John G. Ill chord of Ilraddock, Tn., for the avm of $102,000.. .Joseph Morris r purchased forty acrea of land from the firm of Gostlln, Meyn & company for which he paid 940,000 and another piece of eleven acres from the same firm for which he paid 911,000. The significant thins abont the deal is the fact that the principal purchaser, John G. Richards, is from the Brent (ron and steel country that surrounds Pitts - burg and from which Hammond secured the Standard Steel Car company. The presumption is that the purchase of this acreage is for the purpose of ' locating another large company which will use Gary steel in the manufacture J. of Its product. Ilraddock is also in the great coal region of Pennsylvania and It Is possible that a large coke plant will be built here for the purpose of tap- plying the Independent steel manufacturers. f ,. It Is believed by many that the land is being purchased by enstern parties who are fully awnre of the enormous proportions of the new industry that is to locate here and in the belief that there will be a great Increase in the value t . I ef the land in the vicinity of the new concern have purchased this acreage with the expectation that they will make a fortune when it is subdivided and the lots sold. As an Indication of the remarkable increase la the value of acreage in the j eastern portion of the city, real estate men are pointing to the fact that only , a few months ago before the Standard acreage east of Columbia avenue sold readily for four and five hundred dollars ,- and now the same land has brought in actual cash to Sldmon McIIle an average of 1,307 per acre. Whether the eastern purchasers have decided to plat this land and start one of the biggest real' estate booms in I hand build another large concern for the utilisation of the product of the Gary mills makes little difference. ' It Is a fact that conservative capitalists of the east have such great faith In the future of this city that they are the property that was purchased. 1SSEL SEEN 1 Safe-Blower and Murderer Spotted by an Illinois Cen tral Conductor. f ( . - , '.,.-... I Special to Lake Chicago, Aov. 22. The detectives I aearch Of Van Tusnel, the murderer of t-oaiMvc information is ueuevea to Van Tassel went to Mattoon a few hours after the battle that cost the police man his life in the Madison avenue elevated station. Conductor Ivuhn of an Illinois Central train, who is acquainted with Van Tassel, declares that the ex-convict boarded his train nt the Woodlawn station hi s:-u in ine morning, iuis station murder. , "lie ant in one or the seats as I went through the train a few minutes V 1. after we left Woodlawn," the conductor notified Inspector Shlppy "lie had a , revoIver which I saw him transfer from one pocket to another. lie paid his inre and rode to Mattoon, where he left 07 Information from Mattoon indicates that he took a Peoria and Decatur train Scores of detectives will be scattered through this territory in search of f. the fugitive. ,: ' Meantime other clews are being looked up. . Tj; n belief for a time was that Van V V, od of Battel Creek, Mich., where he The west side was also scoured and the homes of known bandits of ex-convicts searched. One clew led to Harrison and Sangamon streets. Another clew has come to Assistant Chief Schuettler from n passenger on an Illinois Central train, who is confident he saw Van Tassel leave the train at Thirty-first street station yesterday afternoon. LOCAL CONCERN ASKED TO BIO Pennsylvania Railroad Co. to Buy 100 Steel Cars At Once. IAYBE BUILT HERE J Order Includes Mail, Passenger, Din ing and Sleeping Coaches All Must Be Non-inflammable. The Pennsylvania railroad has called tor bids for the construction or one hundred all-steel, non-inflammable pas- senger cars. This will be the first lot ot such equipment to oe made m accordance with the company's inten- tlon to build no more wooden cars. The decision on this point was hast ened by the progress of the New Tork tunnel, through which the company will run anything but absolutely fire proof cars. Bids are to be asked of the Standard Steel Car company, the American Car and Foundry company and. Pressed Steel Car company. One experimental passenger car has already been built by the Pennsylvania, but the new cars will embody many improveraents on this one. The company's shops at Alto,na wjil lso complete now very shortly Q au. FOR HAMMOND Estate Sets Everybody 124 Acres Involved. Steel Car company was thought of, the history of the city or on the other willing to pay the big sum they did for m NEAR MATTOON County Times. wcr -rushed to,. Mattooo, 111 today la Luke Fitzpntrlck. - have been secured to the effect that is just a block from the scene of the the train." Van Tassel has been found there and for Lincoln, III. Tassnl had been seen in the aeighbor- has an uncle living on Gogebic lake steel baggage car, which is in course of construction there, as well as an all steel postal car the first to be con structed by any railroad. This will be delivered about January 1. Mnil Cars Longer. The Pennsylvania has agret 1 with the Postoffice department to censtruct its future mail cars of seventy feet in length, and suitable for use as either letter or paper cars. The present pay for railroad postal service is based on a car of sixty feet in leneth. so that in the new cars an extra ten feet will be provided for which the company will receive no compensation. The new cars will add greatly to the safety and convenience of railway mail operators. The motive power department has also Just approved designs for an all steel dining car, and an experimental car of this character will be starts at once. The Pullman company, at the Instance of the Pennsylvania rail road, is at work on an all-steel non inflammable ' sleeping car. Some 500 such cars must be completed and pre pared for service by the time the New York terminal is ready for operation. It is the expectation of the company's motive power officials that the cars which are now to be ordered, will be as completely fireproof and collision-proof as modern enginering science has yet rendered possible. PERISH IN STEAMER ACCIDENT. Cascade Kamned and Sunk by Boat in Columbia River, Portland, Ore., Nov. 22. The steamer Cascade was ramned and sunk by the steamer Lurline in the Columbia river, opposite Rainier, early today. The loss of life is reported to be large. This is the second disaster in this vicinity within a week. Contractor Ray and his force of men at Crown Point expect to finish the Job of tuck pointing on the High school building this week and will then leave for the South, where they have enough work in view to keep them busy until next spring. Oisg iae F. S. Betz Passenger on Damaged Steamer, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. SEIRSL ME KILLED Casualties, However, . Believed To Have Been Confined to Mem bers of Crew Frank S. Betz, who sailed from Southampton yesterday in the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse had an experi ence that he is not likely to forget when the ocean greyhound upon which lie was a passenger collided with the Royal Mail steamer Orinoco and four members of the crew of his boat were killed and twelve injured. The friends and relatives of the Hammond manufacturer were quite concerned as to his safety and are j anxiously awaiting a message by wire less and cable from him. The collision happened when the Kaiser Wilhelm had been but a few hours out of port and if the Injuries to the big steamer are serious it may necessitate its going back to the port from which it started. In any event the ship will be In constant communication with the Eng lish shore and there may be an op portunity for Mr. Betz to send a brief message- by wireless to Southampton and then have It called to his wife and family in this city. Mrs. Betz heard of the accident early this morning and expects to hear from her husband either directly or in directly today. She called up Mr. Liplnski who is the agent for the com pany In this city to see if he had heard from the New York office but there had been no word received by him. Although Mrs. Betz is worried she is reassured by the fact that all of the reports sent out so far indicate only the members of the crew on the Kaiser Wilhelm were killed, drowned or in jured. The fact that the boat in which Mr. Betz was a passenger collided with the Orinoco would bear out these stories for the crews are always quart ered in the forecastle head and this part of the ship would be damaged, to the greatest extent in a head on col lision. Later accounts of the collision state that the shock was described as being terrific and that the passengers on board the two boats were panic stricken. Of the two ships the Kaiser Wilhelm I Der Grosse is said to have sustained the greatest Injuries but beyond the fact that she has a hole In one side of her, the nature of her injuries is un known. Late associated press reports state that the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse was so badly damaged that she was unable to coninue her voyage to New York. This will probably mean that Mr. Betz will have to return by an other boat. II COL S OI ADVICE TO HUNTERS' GUIDES. yourself as a deer and you'll be perfectly COUNTY COUNCIL ORGANIZED. Elect L. Pattee President and Appro priate $200 Heward For Lauder's Capture. . (Special to Lake County Times) Crown Point, Nov. 22. The county council met last Saturday in Auditor Johnson's office and after the new councllmen elect had qualified ; they proceeded to organize by the election of Louts Pattee as president for the ensuing: year A few appropriations were made, the most important of which was one of $200 as a reward for the capture of the murderer Ferguson Lauder, who shot and killed Paddy Golden at Hammond a few weeks ago. DUNSINGS MAY GET DIVORCE. Young Couple Gives Up Housekeeping nd,t:.irljOne UetIn a Lawyer. , -"-'"' Marital troubles seem to have crop ped out into the recently established home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dunsing, and their friends fear that the final outcome will be a divorce. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dunsing have retained law yers but no proceeding have yet been begun. Mr. Dunsing is the assistant teller in the Lake County Saving and Trust company and has asked for a tempo rary leave of absence which was grant ed him. At present he is away from Hammond but has not told any body where he is going although he says that he will return in a few days. Mrs. Dunsing returned last week from Clio, la., where she visited for some time with her relatives and is now staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Kuhlman, 503 North Hohman street. Mr. and Mrs. Dunsing have been married for five months. NO CHANGE OF TIME; COMMUTERS REJOICE. Morning Train on Mlehtttan Central AV11I Continue to Leave Park How at 7 1 10. The time the Michigan Central which leaves the central station, Chicago, at 7 a. m. and is so well patronized by Hammond workers living - along the line, will not be changed to an earlier hour as was rumored some time ago. Whether or not any change seriously was contemplated is not known, but the assurance comes in the form of O. W. Ruggles, general passenger agent, to Ira E. Dickinson, the Hammond agent, that the time will "not be changed. Mr. Ruggles letter to Mr. Dickinson came in response to a petition from some thirty regular and occasional passengers who had heard, with con siderable alarm, that the starting time of the train was to be set forward half an hour to accommodate two passen gers who take it at Hammond for Gary. Gary. Beginning Saturday this train, like all through trains using the Illinois Central right of way, will stop at 43rd and 31st streets, cutting out 39th and 22nd street. Forty-third street has be come one of the most important subur ban stations on the line. It is the eastern terminus of the 43rd and 41st street surface cars and of a new branch of the elevated. Thus it is vastly more convenient for through traffic than the 39th. The station at 22nd street has done little or no through business since the Park Row station was built. The Michigan Central trains will con tinue to make stops at Hyde Park and 63rd street. THE WEATHER. Fair tonight with the minimum tem perature slightly below the freezing point. Friday becoming unsettled. sj m safe. amieson in Pittsburg Dispatch. County Is Confronted by Necessity of Enlarging Public Offices. EVERYTHING CROWDED -BMSasBSMSJMB From Court Docket Tb"7aiI2Teed of Continuous Term of Cour Is Urged. (Special to I.nke County Times). Crown Point, Ind., Nov. 22. An im mediate enlarging of almost all the public buildings of Lake county is a contingency that stares the county authorities In the face. Owing to the rapid increase of public business, due in a measure to the present industrial growth, every office in the court house at crown 1'oint demands more room, The jaH is crowded to its fullest cap acity and can accommodate few more prisoners until some of those now there are sent away. Even the county alms house is over-crowded and does not comfortably provide for the county's charges. At Hammond the business of the Superior court is 'congested and a continuous court is badly needed. The circuit court is in equally bad shape and unless some relief is secur ed at the coming session of the legis lature in the way of longer terms of court, '-the interests of many litigants may suffer. An especially difficult condition con fronts the county treasurer. His of fice will only accommodate five tax du plicates and then under such crowded conditions that the work Is greatly hampered. With the incorporation of Gary and Tolleston two more dupli cates will be added, making seven in all that will be in constant use after Jan. 1. Where he will put them. Treasurer Bailey is at a loss to know and has appealed to the county com missioners to assist him in solving the problem. The auditor is greatly crowd ed for room and in a short time, will have no space left in his vault to file county records. The recorder is in sad need of more elbow room for his force. Additional room is needed for the sheriff, especially a separate room that he can use as a private office. At the county jail at least twenty more cens are neeaea. as wen as a separate ward for women and juvenile offenders. At the county house additional room is sadly needed for the care of the ordinary inmates, as well as a separ ate ward for the care of insane patients and those afflicted with in fectious diseases. HIXSHAW GUIDES THE SHEARS. Michigan City, Ind., Nov. 21. William E. Hinshaw, who was returned to the State Prison a week ago Saturday for violating his parole, is now performing manual labor at the State institution. He is employed on the shirt contract of the Reliance Manufacturing com pany as a cutter, his duties consisting of cutting the material from which shirts are made. 1ST HAVE IRE RDQM 10 GENERAL W THROUGH SITE Local Damage Augmented by Wrecking of Maynard Brick Shed 1,000 FEET I Reports of Minor Losses Universal- Sheds Unroofed, Fences and Windmills Down, EU The storm having satisfied Its lust to destrov. mere man got busy this morning repairing the damage. The conditions that prevailed in Lake county were general throughout In- diana and reports of destruction and I iniurv and possible death as a result are coming in from all directions. From Indianapolis comes the word that several men In the capital city were Injured by flying debris, and J. Brown, a Big Four conductor, was fatally hurt. At Fort Wayne a cement house was blown down and two Polish workmen seriously Injured. At Evans- ville trreat fear was excited by the sudden transition during the early af ternoon from day into black night. The extreme darkness was of brief duration, however, lasting only a few minutes. In Lake county as In other places throughout Indiana, damage of a min or sort was universal. Every town, no matter how small has some damage to report, if it is nothing more serious than trees blown down or ience raus i torn from their posts. One Company' Loss $5,000. . About'the most serious loss was' that sustained, by, the National Brick.com pdny at "Maynard ,a small settlement on the Monoh, a few miles from here. The damage in this case was about $5,000. The company owns a brick shed six teen , hundred feet long at' this point, and DO tlx $endsr""o tWsull.lasxrnoir.nt lng.to some thousand or more feel, was blown over and wrecked. The central portion of -the shed Is all that remains standing. One terrific gust wrenched the east end of . the Jow structure from its foundations and a subsequent one tore away the western end. A number of box cars standing on the company's siding were also overturned. The brick yard is the principal in dustry of Maynard and employs about 100 men. Work has been suspended temporarily and it cannot be resumed until the damage has been repaired. The shed is a new one and had a strong foundation, and being low, its wrecking by the wind is looked upon as extraordinary, in spite of the fact that the building occupied an exposed position on the prairie. The same com- 01 All pany owns a two-thousand foot brick iiammona. bnouia tr.e company de shed at Chicago Heights. cide to come here employment would Barney Weber of Chicago is presi- dent of the National Brick company and h rame out from Chicatro this morn- ing to investigate the damage. Telephone Company Makes Repairs. The telephone company was engaged this morning in repairing the dam age caused to Its system by yesterday's storm. An inventory of the general havoc wrought in Lake county Included a few roofs blown off, a few telephone poles down, many wires tangled, a number of windows shattered and trees uprooted or cracked oft at the trunks The local telephone service was de moralized. The damaged roofs for the most part were confined to shed coverings, with the exception of that belonging to one of the buildings of the Inland Steel company, to which reference was made In yesterday's account of the storm in The Lake Times County. The steel company estimates that it will cost about $1,000 to repair the damage. From St. John and Dyer come reports of many trees blown down and wind- mllls wrecked, and similar reports were received from various sources through - out the county by The Lake Countt Time 8. In Hammond as well as in other places throughout Indiana, chickens sought their roosts early, for night de scended at an untimely hour. The wind was particularly uproarious on the Fayette and Hohman street corner. Those safe within the security of the stores and offices and their homes, had a splendid time watching the efforts of pedestrians to round the corner. This occupies the position In Hammond of the Masonic temple corner in Chicago, and by virtue of its being adorned with the three highest building in town the Hammond building, the Superior court house and the Central school gets the benefit of all the draft that happens to be in circulation. Women's Attire Sport of Winds. Women's clothes especially afforded Lots la Mellie and Woodlavrm Subdi- Tiftion are groins; fast 10 house just completed, so!d. For prices on desir able lots for lr-tulre Hammond Reality Co., Hammond Building. adv. m YOUNG Bandmen Present Directors With Beautiful Ivory Baton. ' CONCERT IRKS EPOCH Bandmaster Has Succeeded In ths Development of the Musical Taste of Hammond. Two years ago tn Harrison ratH when Barney Young first gare his operj air concerts to a email handful of peo-s pie, a popular subscription when th hat was passed netted the bandmastec th magnificent sum of seventeen cents. Barney Young then made a firm re- solve to. so develope the musical tasta of Hammond that the people vroul "owd to hear his concerts. Last n,ht marked his success amj the ovation given him showed that his) efforts have been appreciated beyond expectation. When the curtain rose at 8:15 th house was nearly full and the "oyer ture," which began the program: was received with generous applause. ' Tha bandmaster raised his baton as a slg nal to start the second number but the men sat still, refusing to raise their Instruments. This was the "cue" which brought Murray Turner, president of the First National bank, and after-dinner speak er, to the stage. In words of generous praise for the work" hi hrt giinmnlUhii1 n -al lh. speaker presented Mr. You g with a fine ivory baton, the gift of Barney Y.oung's concert band. . Mr. Young was completely taken by surpr,se at this public demonstration ana me ovation irom the nnrtlonr-a which followed, but managed to er- press a few words of thanks. The concert which followed was most excellent and encores to every number the band played showed the fseling of the audience. A special feature of the program was under the name of thi llliuo.a ttii-ruw-. These gentlemen were under t:ie lead ership of Harold DeBray, who is a joke'smith, and their, comic songs and stunts brought, round after round of appjause. ......... Taken as a whole the concert was the best Barney Young has ever given here, and marked ,an epoch in Ham mond's musical development. AEW COXCEHX FOR IIAMHOXD. Negotiations still in their infancy, are under way to locate a "transporta tion company" In Hammond. The con cern whose identity has not been re- cauea now nas us principal business I m . . . in nicago out me prospects are bright inai 11 may De maucea to come to be Iurnished for nearly 100 additional men, and a building 70 feet byOO feet would be built. The object of the transportation company is to act as a sort of clear ing house for freight that must be transferred from one railroad to an other. Much of the transportation will be done with horse and wogan. excellent opportunity for the ' wind's sport and coats and skirts in some iri stances acting as spread, sails, caught the full force of the hurricanes an4 bore the wearers off the sldewalkj and out Into the street before thell owners could right themselves. The "Big Wind" in Fayette street, in one instance, practically blew 4 horse out of the shafts of the wagon to which it was attached. At least. if this is not literally true, it Is tru that the wind was responsible for sep arating the horse and wagon. Th gale filled the covered wagon, whos open end faced its full strength caus- J the harness to give way and blowing I the wagon backward away from tha horse. By keeping her nose to tha wind" the wagon was saved from tha fate which befell two others wagons which a short time later rounded tha corner and got the strength of the gale broadside. These were ignomln iously turned over and it was soma time before they could be righted and again stood on their course. Wagons Overturned. Levi Golden, who was driving a single horse came to the Times office to get some express. As the wagon turned the corner the "Big Wind" struck it and with one mighty blow, over went the wagon, dragging tha horse with it. Golden, assisted by several other people, had no more than got the first horse and wagon straight ened around, when up came his other large double-horse express wagon, and the "Big Wind" caught it, carrying it across the street. One of the horses fell in such a way as to be pinned to the ground. Upon examination it was found that the horse was quite serious ly injured, and the wagon was broken in some places.