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rOL. 1, NO. 150. NIGHT SHOPPING 0! OR CHRISTMAS Wise Ones Are Up and Do ing to Avoid the Usual Rush. HEW -VDGUEIH GIFTS Merchants Have Entire Line of Holi day Goods; Windows Attractive and Trade Heavy. The Christmas trade 13 on. Only ten more shopping days remain before the day which is so interesting to the children as well as the "grown up." This means that between now and that time to get off all those packages for friends and relatives at a distance there is only a short space and if your Christmas plans are every elabor ate you will have to hustle. The en tire portion of the Christmas goods are now on display at the various stores. The merchants have arranged their goods so that the stores are taking on the usual holiday appearance. The Windows and counters remind one of Christmas and the shop talk is be ginning to smack strongly of Yule time cheer and "Old Santy." The full tide of the holiday shopping will be on in earnest in another week so if one wishes to trade with comfort they had better do It now. The prosperous times promise to bring satisfying results to merchants this season as well as to purchasers. The crop of the farmers has been above the average and produce of all sort is bringing good prices, so that the clink of the daddy dollar is heard in the land. There never was a time When the laboring man was paid bet ter wages and the demand for men exceeds the supply, so that there is no reason for any one to be short of change this year. The proprietor of one of the lead ing stores was asked, "What class of articles do the Christmas shoppers prefer?" "I do not know how it Is at other places, but from what I have ob served In my own store for the past few years leads me to believe that people are getting over the habit of buying useless bric-a-brac to give for Christmas presents. Useful articles Of all kinds are coming into vogue for the holiday gifts, and from what X can learn they are giving better satis faction both to the giver and the re cipient." PHILLIPINE COMMISSIONER HERE Dcnn C. Worcester, Who Was Appoint ed by President MeKlnley, la the Guest of II. 31. nU'knell. Dean C. Worcester, formerly a pro fessor at Michigan university, who was appointed as one of the first commis sioners to the rhillipines by Presi dent McKinley, and who has served tn that capacity for several years, is the gu?st of Mr. and Mrs. II. M. Bick nell, with whom he is intimately ac quainted. Mr. Worcester returned from the I'hiliiplnes fifteen or twenty days ago and slopped oft here on his way to Washington. Mr "Worcester first be came interested in the great eastern . archipelago when he went there sev eral years ago as a representative of Michigan university on a seici.tino ex pedition. BARGE COLLIDES WITH BRIDGE Trnftie Is Delayed unci Datango to Both Itrltf&e and Hunt Is Considerable. This morning the 400-foot steam barge. Western Star, loaded with coal for the 1' & I Coal dock at !)2rd street, passed through the 92nd street bridge and then. In trying to make its dock, backed into the bridge through which It had Just passed and damaged it to such an extent that It was impos sible for heavy traffic to pass over It for a day or so. This will cause con siderable inconvenience to the South Chicago City railway, tho cars of which must go over the bridge to the barns and will necessitate the transfer at tills point of all Hammond passen gers bound for Chicago. COLDS AMI 11HEATHIXG. "If you'd only realize," said the phy sician, "that deep breathing is a per fectly successful substitute for an overcoat in an emergency, the chances ire ten to one that you wouldn't have Eot chilled. About this time of the year colds are frequent because people get caught just as you did and can't Uiink of any way to keep warm except funning a race or getting up a brisk fight with some one, which Isn't al ways convenient. In such a case deep breathing is the best substitute for an overcoat there is." Philadelphia Record. TAKE THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES THAT IS THE VERDICT AS EDITION. 12 PAGES. EAST CHICAGO IS 01 EDGE Forsyth Avenue Vacation Bone of Contention Be tween Neighbor Cities. HAMM0NDFAV0RS II Residents of Adjoining Town Bitter ly Remonstrate Before Board of Public Works. The vacation of Forsyth avenue Is at present the bone of contention be tween Hammond and East Chicago. not only as represented by the private citizens, but between the officials of both cities. In the meantime the Michi gan Central railroad and the other Gould roads that use the Gibson yards, are hovering around to watch which way the die will fall, as it means that Forsyth avenue shall or shall not be closed through the Gibson yards. To the Independent onlookers the question appears of vital interest to both cities, probably more so to East Chicago than to Hammond. To East Chicago the vacating of Forsyth avenue in the Gibson yards would mean tho stifling of its growth in that direction. At the meeting of the Hammond board of public works this morning remonstrances were heard against the measure and Mayor De Brlae and Dr. A. G. Schlieker were present to speak for East Chicago and J. Floyd Irish and Attorney William Whinery were also present to represent remonstrators who live along the section of the road, which is to be closed. The Hammond board decided to set another day next Monday on which to hear further pro tests..:'... --.'r T .""" Hammond people, "with the exception of a few property owners along For syth avenue, are in favor of giving the companies their desired right of way especially since the companies have agreed to pave Summer street to For syth avenue. That East Chicago Is on edge regarding the matter may be Judged from the following taken from the East Chicago Globe in Its last week's Issue: "Hammond Just now is on the verge of taking a step that will stifle every bit of sentiment favoring amalgama tion that ever existed in the city of East Chicago. Her officials in their barter with railroad officials almost ruined the main thoroughfare into this city from the south and now they pro pose to forever close the same, street to public use. "The act on the part of the Ham mond officials is a rotten deal for which some day h-ast cnicago will exact a severe penalty. It is a plain example of what Hammond would do in case the several cities in this region came under one government. East Chicago people are aware of this and until she has a sufficient population to make her neighbor "stand by" there is little pos slbllity of her amalgamation scheme being realized. "It has been suggested that this city send a delegation before the Hammond board of public works and endeavor to secure our right. Falling here we may go to the courts and there make the fight before the bar of Justice. "East Chicago has been too lax in this matter in the past. It seems now that there is a possible chance which our people cannot afford to let go. The time is short and to accomplish any thing means that a united effort must be made. It is said we have with us in the fight property holders in the district affected and the people in the country south of the railroads. The audacity of Hammond In trying to close an old paved street is a matter of dis cusslon throughout Lake county and when It comes to the real legal battle there will be plenty of backing for East Chicago." A GHEATEU LAKE COl'XTY TIMES. " The Lake County Time whhn to call attention to the fact that Its N.iuc today eontatns twelve patten, the added space being the only solution of the problem of taking rare simultaneously of the news and the qnantlty of advertising matter that tas been pourlDR Into The Time business ffloe. The Tiroes might have sacrificed Its readers by curtail ing the amount of its nfu, but as The Times is a newspaper as well as an advertising medium it chooses rather to Issue a larg er paper. The nitentton of the business men is directed to the fact that The Lake County Times today prints a greater amount of ad vertising than was ever pnt in single Issue of any newspaper printed in Hammond since the town was first organised. ' Head The Lake County the latest Sporting News. Times for HAMMOND, IBJXSjEj-lr- HAMMOND, 7fv V THEY ALL WANT MIRJIIET BACK Insurance Men Pay Up When Threatened, But Will Sue the State. (Special to Lake County Times). Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 12. It de veloped today that the thirty-eight Insurance companies that paid the old taxes dating back to ex-Auditor Rice's time paid this money under protest, and are preparing to bring suit to re cover from the state the entire amount, about $25,000 in all. This amount the investigating com mittee found that Rice had never paid over to the state treasury and the auditor some months ago sent out a demand to the companies whose money the ex-audltor took, asking that pay ment be made. Few of the original forty-two companies responded with payment and it was not until Auditor Blllhelmer threatened to revoke the licenses of the companies that payment was made, yesterday. But in the payment, each of the companies entered a formal protest, signed by the company officials, and acknowledged by the treasurer and auditor of state. Each protest was made in triplicate, the company keep ing one, the auditor one and the treas urer one. W. L. Taylor, ex-attorney general of the state, who represented the com panies ,with several of the local repre sentatives ofthe companies talked to the governor yesterday afternoon and told him of the Intention to fight the claim. It is understood that the governor made no comment with reference to the matter. Mr. Taylor himself was free to say that the companies would bring suit. "There Is no question in my mind that we can collect the interest part of the money," said Mr. Taylor, "and I think there is little question that the principle can be collected." Mr. Taylor would not say how the suit would be brought, but It is sup posed that it will be brought before the court of claims, which is the only court that could allow claims against the state the only court. In fact that could take up the case at all. This court is composed of three superior Judges of this county, and it Is sup posed that the suit will be filed before them within the week. "For the origin of 'hand him a lemon' one must refer to records of the time when "Knighthood was In Flower," " said a Columbia college professor the other day. "In those days a knight's only access to the boudoir of his lady love was by means of a basket and a rope, with which every lovelorn lass was provided. When for any reason the suitor was persona non grata the bottom of the basket was- so fixed that the basket could be rid of its con tents, at much discomfort and pain to the occupant, before the window case ment was reached. These unfavorable receptions were later called 'giving him the basket.' "This practice spread so that baskets in miniature were kept on sale at stores, and were used by many to shoo off unsuitable suitors. Some or iginal young lady changed to or sub stituted 'mitten' for basket. Various other terms have been used for the same purpose since and now the one most in vogue is 'Hand him a lemon,' with a very wide application." . ' ' ' INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE DREAM. DOES NOT GLOAT OVER UNINSURED DODIES. The local lodge of Knights of the Modern Maccabees has been stirred from center to clr- Mmfcreaefoy the, Imputation. ... $ that was thrust upon it by the article printed in a local publi cation Monday congratulating the lodge on the timely death of Maurice Q,uinn and Frank Lawrence on the eve of their initiation to membership In the lodge. The following; letter has been received by The Lake County Times relative to the subject I Editor Lake County Times i Dear Sir: You have seen fit to take ex ceptions to an article published in the Hammond Daily News under the caption "Lodge Is Lucky," which In substance re lated how the Kuights of the Modern Maccabees had saved $3,000 because two young men had met with violent deaths after they had made application for membership, and were not entitled to any benefits for the reason that they had not joined the order. You then proceed to call for a reply from the local lodge in the following; manner: "It is now up to the Maccabees to officially confirm or disclaim the spirit in the matter that the publication in question has seen fit to thrust upon them. "An organization whose founda atlon Is supposed to be laid in the peaceful brotherhood of man, in love, friendship and helpfulness and all that is good and noble, can scarcely be ex pected to father the Imputation which this atrocity breathes. "It is up to the Hammond Mac cabees to set themselves rlicht In this presumably false position in which they have been placed." Now, my dear sir, If the editor of the News saw fit to make a story out of the commercial side of the question, and omit all reference to the fraternal side, It does not follow that It voices the sentiment of the local subordinate lodge for I am sure we had not thought of It. in that light. The Knights of the Modern Maccabees is not a cold business corporation organised for profit. Its foundation is frnternlty. Its superstructure protection, and It seeks to in vite nil who are morally and physically qualified under Its laws. We sincerely regret that the two young men were not pro tected, and although they leave no widows nor children, they are somebody's sons and our sympathy goes out to those who are left to mourn. Such accidents as these are sad Indeed, and let us hope that those who have neglected to provide some life protection for their dependents, will take heed, and get a certificate of membership In one of the many good fraternal orders located here In your city. With love to all and malice towards none. I humbly request that you publish this letter in your paper and oblige, Yours respectfully, N. CROSS LAND, District Deputy Great Com DECEMBER 12, 1906. Washington Star. it, I : I went to Chicago yesterday on Important business and came home on the enny old time that is supposed to leave Chicago on the Lake Shore at 3:40. My en gagement with that friend of mine lasted longer than usual and I bad to run to catch the train. I was sweatln' to beat the band when I got Into the depot and there my train was peacefully standing on the track. I Kot Into n enr and do you know the con must have been asleep there for It was twenty minutes before some one came out of It and started the engine. Well we ran along stopping more than wc was starting until I had n notion to take a train Koing the other way In order to get home. At South DeerlnR one of the hrakemen got hun gry and got oft to eat his lunch while the train waited. The other side of Hegewlsch the en gineer stopped the train so that he could light his pipe and just as we was pulling into Ham mond the agent of the Union News company dropped a box of crackerjack oil the car and the train was stopped so that he could get It. That's what they call suburban service. Fair and slightly warmer to nlnht; minimum temperature to night above freezing; possibly showers Thursday. ! PATENTING OF AN INVENTION. The law provides for the granting of patents only to the actual inventor of the patented invention, and a patent granted in the name of any one else is Invalid. For this reason it is es sential that the application for the patent be made in the name of the one whom the law regards as the inven tor. In some factories It Is the custom to patent every invention in the name of the president of the company. This frequently happens because the com pany has been built up on inventions made by the president, or other of fleers, and as a matter of pride the president wishes to see all patents is sued in his name. This is a dangerous thing to do In the case of inventions which were con ceived by the employe independently of the officers, such as inventions whol ly worked out by an employe without suggestion or assistance from the officer; for If, in a suit brought unde'r such patent, it were shown that, while the patent was granted in the name of the officer, tho invention was actually made by an employe, the patent would be declared invalid, and usually a suit would not have reached such a stage until it was too late to go back and patent the invention in the name of the real inventor. Advertisements in the column of The Lake County Times today are of special benefit to all readers. vations or TO ITS QUALITY 12 PAGES. "THRICE AS MUCH?" There is no use in loading a 13-inch with The Lake Countt Times to refuse to recognize opposition which does not exist. On Dec. 6 The Lake Countt Times paid telegraph tolls and corres pondents' fees on a news story from Indiapapolls. It gave it a single column modest display head. It was worth no more. Last night it came back under a double column scare in the "twle and thrir" rnr tmrw..-a rv We don't care to spring the deadly the advertiser of the substitute for coffee (Lake County Times, Dec. 6.) MUST MIND THEIR SHARPS AND FLATS. Music Teachers Will Have to Brush Up if They Hope to Hold Jobs. (Special to Lake County Times). Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Musi-c teachers of the state will have to brush ud a bit on their sharps and flats; they must be able to play the well known classics in ordinary and rag time; they must be able to show the intimate difference between staccato and logato, or they will get fired from their positions, if a bill that is being prepared for the consideration of the next general as sembly is passed. This bill, providing for the appointment of a state superin tendent of music, is being formulated by Representative Luther W. Knisey of Butler, DeKalb county. He will intro duce it in the legislature. In edition to this state superintend ent of music, he Is to appoint boards of county examiners, also. The state su perintendent, acting with the county examiners are to prepare questions for the prospective teachers to answer be fore they will be permitted to teach. 'The object of this law," said Mr. Knisley, "is to raise the standard of musical education, to give the people the worth of their money when they engage a teacher, to provide, in time, a uniform course of study and to es tablish a practical system with justice to pupil and teacher." And incidentally, the manner of pay ing for these corps of examiners is of interest, too, and before the law is passed the property owners would bet ter sequester their pianos and organs and violins la the-safety deposit vault with their stocks and bonds. For the provision will be to tax every musical Instrument of, any. size 25 cents a year. The instruments, or the owners thereof will pay the piper,1 therefore, accord- will pay the piper, therefore, accord ing to the bill. ing to the bill. FIVE DEAD: FOUR INJURED AT ILLINOIS STEEL PLANT. Gas Fumes From Broken Pipe Is Fatal to Five; Others are Injured Dead to Morgue, Injured to Hospital. The terrible toll of death is still be ing exacted almost dally at the Illi nois Steel plant at South Chicago. Five more names were added Mon day to the long list of workmen who have lost their lives in the plant of the Illinois Steel company in South Chicago, and four more laborers now lie in a serious condition in the com pany's hospital as a result of accidents two days ago. Gas fumes from a broken pipe in the mills suffocated five men and caused one death, one man was struck and killed by a switch engine, one was burned to death, and two fell from the platforms on which they were working, one fracturing his skull and the other freaking his back. The dead are: Witt, Edward, 8116 Houston avenue; crushed by steel flask. Gashobski. T., overcome by gas fumes from a coke oven. Budner, Joseph, 8559 Mackinac av enue; feu rrom a nign piatrorm sur rounding a coke oven; back broken. Dozltoski, George, 8408 Exchange av enue; strucK ny switcn engine in freight yards and mangled. Rzvokl, Michael, 8319 Ontario avenue; fell from a carrying crane in the roll ing mill. Those injured are: Morotz, Lucas, 8714 Houston avenue. Peters, Povlak, 8710 Houston avenue. Subsekl, John, 8462 Mackinaw avenue. Thomas, Rudolph, 8714 Houston av enue. The injured men were removed to the company's hospital, where their friends besieged the physician in charge in search of information. The bodies of the dead men were removed to the morgue. At both places it was necessary to summon the police to pre vent a riot. DIPHTHERIA BREAKS OUT. Two Cases Reported and Epidemic Is Threatened as Dtsease Prevails Throughout State. Diphtheria, which is epidemic throughout the state, has broken out. two cases having been reported this morning. The cases are those of Miss Dollly Geib and Josephine Wasken, the latter of 66 Sibley street. Both patients are said to be very ill with the dread disease. As an epidemic is threatened residents of this town, especially those who are parents of young children. should be careful in looking after the general health of the latter, as they are more susceptible to the ailment than are the adults. It is possible to be attacked by the germs of the disease without serious effect, physicians say, if the general health is unimpaired and wholesome diet is recommended as a preventative" AND WORTH ONE CENT PER COPY. YES. SECOiD HAND gun to shoot a gnat. It is a habit parallel as a rule, but In this case. a nuts It. there's (Hammond Daily News, Dee. 1LJ MIND SHARPS AND FLATS. Music Teachers Will Have to Bms!$ L'p to Hold Their Jobs Future. Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Music teacher of the state will have to brush up a bit on their sharps and flats; they must be able to play the well known classic in ordinary and rag time; they must be able to show the intlmata differenc between staccato and logato, or they will get fired from their positions, JJf a bill that is being prepared for consideration of the next general as sembly Is passed. This bill, providing for the appointment of a state supetln tendent of music, Is being formulated by Representative Luther W. Knisey ot Butler. DeKalb county. Ho will Intro duce it in the legislature. In adition to this state superintend ent of music, he is to appoint boards of county examiners, also. The state su perintendent, acting with the county examiners are to prepare questions for the prospective teachers to answer be fore they will be permitted to teach. "The object of , this law," said Mr. Knisley, "is to raise the standard of' musical education, to give the people the worth of their money when they engage a teacher, to provide, in time, a uniform course of study and to ea tabllsh a practical system with Justica to pupil and teacher." And incidentally, the manner of pay ing for these corps of examiners Is;of interest, too, and before the law Is passed the property owners would bet ter sequester their pianos and organs . and violina Jjt-ihe &tydeosit vault With their stocks and bonds. For the .provision will be to tax every musical Instrument of any size 25 cents a year. The instruments, or the owners thereof DELAMAR COMPANY'S PLANT WILL SOON DO EXECUTION. Concern Has Already Installed Its Machinery and Now Waits Only for Completion of a Few Details) Test Made Yesterday. The Delmar Copper Refining company at Grasselli which now goes under the name of the United Ktates Metal Re fining company, is so far completed, that the machinery that has been in stalled for refining purposes is await ing the switch of the electric button to set it In motion. A test was mada yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock and; everything was found to be in fine working order, and it is the Intention of the superintendent to turn th machinery on permanently within a day or two although for some time it will run at only half capacity. The principal work which will be do'ae at the plant is the refining of metals, especially the more precious ones which come to it in bullion. More than a hundred men will ba employed at this work. In the mean time the construction .work will con tinue and buildings will be erected un til the original plans of the company are carried out. Annual Church Meeting. v- Special from Whiting.) The annual meeting of the members of the Congregational church waa held in the church parlors last even ing. At 6 o'clock a New England din ner was served which consisted of baked beans, brown bread, cabbage salad, pickles, celery, creamed pota toes, mince, apple and pumpkin pies and coffee. After this, the business of the evening was transacted.. By a unanimous vote it was decided to raise Rev. Artman's salaly 10 per cent. Trus tees elected were: Charles D. David son and John C. Hall. Organist, Mary Stoerleln, A music committee was also appointed which consists of Miss Nelle E. Wycoffe, Mrs. C. S. Gibson and Mr. Place. Reports were given of the busi ness of the past year, and also a history of the different church clubs by the secretary and president of each. The reports show this to be one of the most successful years In the history of the church and all members are much pleased with the results. SIGNS OF BRAIN EXHAUSTION. A doctor says that when a person begins to have doubt3 about the spell ing of common words, to write an un naturally small hand that shows a tendency to waver above and below a straight line, and to grasp the pen with unnecessary force, especially at the end of a long word, then that person is suffering from brain exhaustion and ought either to take a complete rest or else find work of an altogether new and different kind. The Lake County Times Is delivered Catly by carriers to over 6,000 subscribers.