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VOL. 1, NO. 135. NIGHT
D. J. Moran Only Lawyer Who Fails to Enthuse Over Proposition. 0 ENEMIES SIGHTED Representatives Elect While They Do Not Commit Themselves to Advo cacy, Offer No Opposition. Now that the move for a continuous session' of the Superior court in Ham mond has broken into print In the columns of The Lake County Times lawyers ami business men feel that material aid has been given their cause. As for the representatives in the legislature seemingly no harm will come from them when they go to In . dianapolls. The Lake County Times spoke to the representatives yesterday. As might have been expected they were not ready to ruako any public statements. Mr. Simon at Hobart said that he would discuss the matter after careful consideration, but there seemed to be nothing lr. his attitude that showed a disposition to oppose the measure. Mr. Dwyer at Lowell went a step further In explaining himself when he said, that although he was not ready to make a definite statement, he was ready to say that he Is at all times in favor of giving Lake county a long enough term of court so as to prevent any congestion. The different lawyers about town are more definite on the subject: City Judge W. W. McMahon said: "Sure, boost it along. It is evident that we need a continuous session of the Superior court." Attorney.. V. S. Reiter: "In my opln- Ion legislation for a continuous court session In Hammond would be the most beneficial for Lake county for the present." Attorney Joseph Conroy: "The Calumet region is growing at an in credible rate and the sooner we put our Judicial business on a proper foot ing the better for the county at largo." Attorney J. K. Stinson: "I look to the next legislature to give Lake county the needed legislation. I am almost fure of the cooperation of the Crown Foint bar, and it is immaterial who Introduces the bill, Just as long as it is parsed." Attorney W. J. McAleer: "There are no two ways about it. The next legislature must give us the continu ous session at Hammond and I now see where Crown Point comes in for a continuous session of the Circuit court." Attorney D. J. Moran: "No; I don't class myself as one of the strong agi tators for a continuous session of the Superior court. I would like to see Judge II. I?. Tuthill complete his term as Judge, and with our press of busi ness 1 might say that the present con gested state of affairs almost suits me." WEST HAMMOND TURNVEREIN TO GIVE GRAND MASK BALL. Splendid rrhfi to be Ottered to Both H- uml vttnen nod Competition will lie Mrong llui'i'ii "Wilheimina to be Tiu-re. The "West Hammond Turnvereln will give a grand pri.e masked ball at the West Hammond Turner hall, 450 State street, Saturday Nov. 24. The affair will be an important social event in West Hammond ami it is expected that there will be some original and re markable costumes exhibited. There are six prizes for men and six for women and it is expected that the contest for them will be a warm one. Those who have the enterprise in hand advertise the fact that Queen Wilhel ir.ina w ill be there and there is a good ileal of curiosity as to who the queen will be. The prises that will be offered to the t'fiit!i'm:m are as follows: l'Kst pri.. oil in cash by West Jlammomi Tu rn v 1 1 i n. See oi:d prize Silk umbrella by Wm. Eisner. cht!:ier. Third prizeWhite vest by E. & F. Ch'thing store. Fourth prise Striking bag by J. W. Milhkan. Fifth prize Kid gloves by Hub Cloih.nff store. Sixth prise Fox cigars by Liesen-fvl-.i F.i os. Th-- F.aies prizes are as follows; First prir.e $3.00 in cash by West Hor.iT.oo.d Ti; ni vc rein. S-'i oml pr ize Ladies gold ring by Charles Arkin. T Mid prizeToilet set by J. W. Weis. drusrgist. Fourth prize Fair white slippers by Lion store. Fifth prize Fancy picture by II. Huber. furniture store. Sixth prize Monster I'lule Siebert. pretzel by Tlsls is Uargalu Week nt The Fair on U ereoats. See aiivrrtiseiueut ou page 5.- adv. LONGER TERM THE TIMES HAS EIGHT EDITION. Gypsy Couples from Rose land Meet Difficulties in Splicing Process. ARE P E R SEVERING Although Obstacles Beset Path They Are Undauted; Experience Crowned With Success. That getting married is not such an easy process as it Is cracked up to be, i3 the opinion of two gypsy couples from Roseland, who after many vicissitudes covering a period of over a week, were at last united in holy wedlock at the parochial resi dence of Rev. Father Plaster this morning. The bridal couples consisted of Steve Nedtch, aged 19 years, and Min nie Youvomich, 19 years old;Stiva Marcus, 18, and Dina Nedtch, 17. After being turned down at mar riage license clerk's office in Chicago on account of all but one of the par ties being under age last Monday, they decided to come to Hammond and try their luck here. Although it was raining dismally the brides put on their wedding finery and the party, which included about a dozen all told. streamed through the streets from the station to the court house, where they flnnlied for a license. The women were all gaily attired and wore flow era in their hair, and made a bright picture in the gloom, and some of their attendants carried bright-hued bai ners. The license part of it was easy. The bridegrooms secured these with at tie difficulty and they thought their troubles in the getting married game were over, until they struck the resl dence of Rev. Father Plaster. Here they were Informed that the priest could not perform the ceremony until he was shown a permit from the pastor of the Catholic church at Roseland in whose parish is located the Gypsy- camp where the would-be contract ing parties were dwellers. It took considerable conversation on the part of the clergyman to explain the situa tion, but it was finally understood. So the gaily decked party retraced their steps and once more trailed through the misty streets at the expense of bridal finery. While disappointed they were not discouraged and the quartette accom panled with an equal number of at tendants, returned to Hammond again last evening, intent upon having the ceremony performed at once as they had secured the necessary permit. But again were they doomed to delay. Father Plaster was not at home but the eight Gypsies made up their minds that they would not leave Ham mond until the deed was done. To this end they sought a hotel and put up for the night and this morning bright and early they arose, decked themselves out in all their finery and repaired once more to the home of the reverend father where all the for malities of the church and state were complied with. The happy 'couples accompanied by their attendants spent an hour or so "taking in the sights" of Ham mond after which they boarded a west bound train for their home. N EWSPAPEK M EX IX LEGISLATURE. ..Northern Indiana will have a num ber of newspaper men in the state leg islature. Editor Faulkner, of the Mich Igan City Dispatch was elected In La Forte county, A. J. Bowser, editor o the Chesterton Tribune, joint senator and S. C. Dwyer is an ex-newspaper man having been one of the founders of the Lowell Souvenir. OUSEUVATIOXS OF ARTIE, "Tbey'a an awful lot of differ ence between u man that wants to be fleeted and the tu a u hot's got the oflice. Take my old fricudn Cox and Carter. I ued to any "Larry, be a aport and buy a paper," or, "Come on Fred, thin Is the last one I've Kot" and thry would pat me oa the head and say, "Certalnl J", my hoy, here's a dime No, I don't want any tbaotf." I used u y Infla me? to tict them elected and now what do they dof I oiler u paper for a cent and tlicy wont rfii look at me. You jut wait until the next elec tion f" The weather, Artlef Fair tonight and Saturday; minuntum, temperature tonight near the freezing point) warmer Saturday. The I.iou store bas a big oiler ad vertised on page 5. adv. II SUGH A sneuosiTY TIMES AS MANY HAMMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1906. TTI t I II i x , ",T" 1 ia till teMi-vfeK- ' Hostess: "Don't jou sing, Mr. Binks?" Blnks: "No er I hum er" Hostess: "Ob, I'm afraid you wouldn't be heard In this large room. Thanks, so much!" OPEN As an advertising medium the field of The Lake County Times is the world at large. It not only accepts foreign advertising, but solicits it. The office of The Lake County Times is in Hammond but it does not confine its work nor its ambition to Hammond. It pervades Northern Indiana and North Eastern Illinois. It has more readers than there are souls within the corporate iimitscf Hammond. It is issued twice a day and its paid subscription covers thirty-three towns. It is read all over Lake County and the Calumet region. Any man who would build a piece of property like The Lake County Times and limit its scope and influence to the narrow environment of this mere un it in a vast industrial district would be a fool. The Lake County Times does not recognize city limits, township limits nor state limits. Its advertising space is for sale to all legitimate advertisers who care to pay its price. The intelligent advertiser appreciates the uninterrupted growth of The Lake County Times as an evidence of its quality as a medium. Those advertisers have convinced themselves that the circulation statements of The Lake County Times are genuine. The Lake County Times is grateful for the generous help the Hammond merchants have given it, and wishes to assure them that it does not depend upon them for its entire support. THROWS DOUBT ON DATE OF EXPIRATION OF JUDGES' TERM. Allen's Decision Just Rendered Places Mooted Uuestion Again in the Air Disagrees with Attorney General. (Special to Lake County Times). Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 23. The de cision of Henry Clay Allen, judge of the Marion county circuit court,' throws the matter of judges' time for taking office up in the air again, if this decision is taken as final by dif ferent judges over the state. In the matter of the criminal judge ship in this county. Judge Allen ruled that Judge Fremont Alford, the pres ent judge holds his oiTice until Jan. 1, 1907. The decision of Attorney Gen eral Charles W. Miller on this same point, given last week, wl.as to the ef fect that Fritchard. Alford's successor, would take office on the date of the expiration of the term of Alford, Nov. 17. The point hinges on the constitu tionality of a law of 1903, which at tempted to start all county officials, prosecuting attorneys and judges in their terms on the fust day of the year. The attorney general held that on the face of the law it was uncon stitutional with reference to county officers, and the unconstitutionality of the two parts of the law was so in in tried with what standing bv itself miirhr he constitutional, that the whole law was unconstitutional. Judge Alford contended that while the law as a whole niigiit be uncon stitutional, that part referring to the judges was constitutional and hence the law ending his term Dec. 31. 100t'. obtai.-ed. Fritchard contended with the attorney general that the whole law was u;. constitutional. Judge Allen in his decision sustained Alford against the contention of the attorney general. j The case will not be appealed by i Fritchard. he says. Hence the matter ! will not receive the judicial determina tion of the supreme court. Some new ly elected judges over the state will probably follow the decision of Judge Allen and wait until Jan. 1. 1907 and others will follow the opinion of the attorney general and demand office on the day their predecessors' terms expire. PAID SUBSCRIBERS AS ANY OTHER HAMMOND PAPER DISAPPOINTMENT FOR BINKS. - Hammond Delegation of Knights Templars Return From Indianapolis. LOCALS ARE STRONG Largest Representation in This Year's Class Hails From This Region The Hammond delegation of the Knights Templars Commandry which went to Indianapolis last Monday re- ! turned this morning as 32nd degree Masons, the degree having been confer red upon them in the consistory at the semi-annual convocation of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons. Of the seventy-nine in this year's class, Hammond had the strongest delegation and while in Indianapolis had things its own way. For each year's class a president and other of ficers are elected. The honor for the presidence went to Hammond, Dr. W. F. Howat having been elected to it. The Ilammondites upon whom the 32r.d degree was conferred are: "W. C. Ahlborn. Carl E. Dauer, Walter H. Hammond, William F. Howat. Jacob Kasper, Chas. E. Kingwell. Erick Lund. E. C. Minas, Ernest G. Schreiber, 1 Frank C. Williams. Others from this vicinity upon whom the exalted de gree was conferred are: F. X. Gavit of Whiting- and A. II. W. Johnson of East TO A THIRTY-SECOND DEGREES" BUCK izzg i Ul. mx. I I - - - Chicago. inese men were accompanied by Scottish Paters of this city, they being Attorney J. G. Ibach, Jo . Hutton, Dr. H. E. Sharrer, Hugh Meikle and G. C. Locklin. The work lasted from Tues day until last evening when it was closed with a banquet. Covers were laid for 12S5 guests. The Scottish Rites enrollment book shows a mem bership of 1462, all parts of the state being well represented. Of this num ber Hammond alone now has nearly thirty. According to reports from those who returned this morning the convocation from a standpoint of both of the char acter of work done and of the number in attendance has proven one of the most successful in the history of the order in Indiana. The convocation dinner was served in the great banquet hall at the close of work in the Rose Croix Chapter. w niiam 1 Taylor was one of the speakers of th banquet and his sub ject was, "The Ancient Accepted Scot tish Rite." Mr. Taylor had just re turned from Chicago, and his address was largely impromptu, but under the inspiration of so large an assemblage oi me iraiernny ne pernaps never spoke to better advantage. He began his address by saying that there were a million Masons in Amer ica and that 100,000 of them belonged to the Scottish Rite. He spoke of the high principles of the order, the mis sion of which he said was to help care for the lowly and weak, saying that the true Scottish Rite Mason would a thousand times rather hlep a needy one tnan to pay obeisance to the pros perous. .Mr. iajior made an interesting historical reference to the founding of tne Scottish Rite 600 years ago. was at the battle of Bannockburn in ocuiianu wnen me Templars in the army of Edward refused to fight agains Scotland, which was fighting for free dom, and went over to Robert Bruce. he was so troubled by this manifes niai un Hie uaiueneia ne es tablished the "Rosy Cross" and was the first grand commander. Mr. Taylor, with feeling, pointed to great men who had espoused the teach ings of the order, had brought honor to it and had likewise been honored 1 V IUa EATH NAMED iSjpLTY Jury Imposes Extreme Pun ishment in Strathaco poulos Case. SECONDINA -WEEK Trial of Lapidat Sets Pace for Body Which Listened To Testimony In Greek's Case (Special to Lake County Times) Crown Point. Ind., Nov. 23. Sentence of death by hanging was pronounced this afternoon by Judge McMahan on John Lapidat, convicted last Friday of the murder of Alexander Urdla. The judge overruled the motion for a new trial and the prisoner was brought into court just after noon to receive his sentence. The sentence will be ex ecuted March 29 at noon at Michigan City. The murderer took his matter calmly appearing less disturbed over the knowledge that his doom was sealed, than anyone else In the court room. (Special to Lake County Tluiea). Crown Point, Ind., Nov. 23. Death Is the penalty Constantino Strathaco poulos must pay for the murder of Demetrius Kackleman at Gibson, Oct. 21. The Jury that heard the evidence the case, which opened Monday morning at Crown Point, reached this decision at 1 o'clock this morning after having wrestled with the testi mony and the. judge's instructions for eight hours and a" half. ' Strathacopoulos is the second man on whom sentence of death has been pass ed in the Lake county circuit court within -a week, John Lapidat, who shot and killed Alexander Ureba at Indiana Harbor last August, having been doomed to the extreme penalty by a jury in the same court, last Fri day. The prisoner la an ignorant foreign er, a UreeK. by Dirtn, ana ne received nis sentence with stolid composure, ap parently failing to realize the full meaning of the vordict, when it was read by the clerk. Notice of a motion for a new trial wr.a at once entered, but as there is another motion pending for a similar proceeding in the Lapidat case, ana thi will be given precedence, It may be some days before it will be known whether tho trial will be granted. Unless the cases ot the two prison ers are reopened or the governor in tervenes with his commuting power, Lake county will furnish the dramatis personae in a grew some performance to be enacted soon at Michigan City, tho like of which has been spared to this community in times past. Lake county has been justly proud of its record of no hangings, although Ed uonohue escaped the fate that is to De meted out to the two prisoners at Crown Point, by a very narrow mar jfln. Executive intervention alone prevented his execution. The case was conducted by Prosecut ing Attorney Boone in behalf of the state, while Attorney Milo Bruce ap peared for the defendant. The crime of which the defendant was guilty was committed during a quarrel with a fellow workman. Both are Greeks and were employed on railroad construction work at Gibson During the quarrel Strathacopoulos plunged a knife twice into the heart of his victim. Kackleman lived for two days with the knife-wounds in nis heart. Owing to the unusual cir cumstance of life having been pro longed for so long a period after the infliction of this fatal wound, the in jured organ was preserved in alcohol after the death of the wounded man and displayed as an exhibit at the trial. The knife wounds were plainly visible. As most of the testimony had to be taken through an interpreter the trial proceeded slowly and was a very tire some ordeal to all concerned. The prisoner entered a plea of self defense.. The jury was composed of the fol lowing; John Adank, Center. W. L. Funkhouser, East Chicago. Albert Foster, Lowell. Frank Prest, Hammond. Joseph Sutton, Schererville. Thomas llayden West Creek. Trube Case, Ross. Joseph A. Beattie, Center. Dan Carlin. Cedar Lake. Herbert Esty, Creston. Robert I'arks, Whiting. Marcellu3 Smith, Hobart. A few desirable lots In McIIIe and Woodlawn subdivisions unsold. Low prices. Kasy terms. Inquire of agent on ground, or at Hammond Realty Co. oflice, Ilammood building, adr. ONE CENT PER COPY. "HI MOOT in CROWN POUT Players on County Seat Football Team Ask About Contest. IUTRALMY DECIDE No Athletic Board With Which To File Protests, So Tribunal Hust Be Organized, There seems to be some difficulty la determining the winners of the football championship of Lake county and as a result The Lake County Times foot ball championship trophy has not yet been awarded. According to the decision of the ref eree Crown Point is the winner of the trophy but Hammond has announced its intention of contesting the gamo on tho grounds that there were certain alleged violations of the rules. Ordinarily there la a time limit In which games may be contested and this is usually five days. A day or two ago. Professor Hill of the Hammond school wrote to Professor Highway ot the Crown Point school. Stating that Hammond would contest the game. It seems that there is no athletic board connected with tho Lake County High School Athletic association with which a protest could be filed and so the Hammond boys are at a loss tu know just how to proceed to determine whether they are right or wrong la the claims they are making. In the meanwhile Crown Point is . saying, and rightfully too, "If Ham mond is going to protest, why don't they protest, and if they are not, why don't they say so." It has been suggested that represen tatlves from each school get together and decide upon some neutral football authority to whom they could each state, their case and abide-by his de cision in the matter. It will be Tieces sary for the authorities to get to gether at once, however, and take some action in the matter as the cup rightfully belongs to Crown Point un til Hammond is sustained in its con test and another game is played to de cide the winner. The Other Side. The Crown Point Register has the following in the last issue in defense of the points at issue: 'At no time in the game was there any chance of Hammond scoring, as P. almost always held them down and repeatedly gained possession of the ball, on their third down, only to lose ii again and again by fumbling. Ham- mand made many futile attempts to kick the ball, but were blocked on every attempt. "In the second half, C. P. used new tactics, and Young started out by car rying the ball forty yards in three downs. Both sides made many and mostly unavoidable fumbles, but finally C P. carried the ball to Hammond's one yard lLne, when Hammond claimed that Fox gained possession of the ball, and that a C. P. man relieved him of it. which is utterly false and Hammond is well aware of the fact, Young having the ball, which he carried, and was laying on It, while Fox through a bump on the head or some hallucination Im agined that the tips of his lingers came in contact with the pig skin. A long argument ensued, in which it was "finally decided that the touch-down should count for C. P., as it most cer tainly should, although it is well known that Hammond will probably attempt to contest the touch-down. Much surprised was expressed by the Crown Point boys, at the attitude "Ham mond took over the game. It was evi dent to all who saw the game that the touch-down was fair. The ball was dead (according to rule 6, paragraph O before it was fumbled. After the referee's decision giving the ball to Crown . Point, on the spot where It was dead before is was fumbled, Hammond said nothing more about it and the local boys took it for granted that they were satisfied. Our boys express much regret that the incident happened, but they feel that all of Referee Heis er's decisions were just and unbiased. F. HUMPFER A LUCKY HUNTER. Retnrna ' Front Wisconsin "Where ha Shot Two Does. Twenty-Fire Dol lar License. With the evidence sent by express Fred Humpher, the veteran grocer of this city, may still be classed with the old school of hunters. He returned this noon with two fine specimen of doe that he had shot in the neighbor hood of Manitowisch, Wis., while on a two weeks' hunting trip there. One of the animals is the largest that has been killed there in many seasons. This one was shot in the right shoulder and the second in the back. He used a 30 30 Winchester rifle. The animals were on exhibition in front of the grocery today, and within half an hour every ounce of the meat was spoken for by Mr. Humpher's customers. He paid the $25 license that is re quired of each nonresident hunter. This license allows the visitors to slay t two animals, .