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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
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.
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
, "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.
Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
to Buy 100 Steel Cars
At Once.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
yourself as a deer and you'll be perfectly
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.
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Dunsing have been
married for five months.
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
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.
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.
Fair tonight with the minimum tem
perature slightly below the freezing
point. Friday becoming unsettled.
sj m
amieson in Pittsburg Dispatch.
County Is Confronted by
Necessity of Enlarging
Public Offices.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Bandmen Present Directors
With Beautiful Ivory
Baton. '
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
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
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
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.
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.

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