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rOL. 1, NO. 150. NIGHT
Wise Ones Are Up and Do
ing to Avoid the Usual
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
"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
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
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.
"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.
Forsyth Avenue Vacation
Bone of Contention Be
tween Neighbor Cities.
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."
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
7fv V
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."
. ' ' '
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
The following; letter has been
received by The Lake County
Times relative to the subject I
Editor Lake County Times i Dear
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
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,
District Deputy Great Com
DECEMBER 12, 1906.
Washington Star.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Two Cases Reported and Epidemic
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
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
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
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.
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.
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