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I 1 J...X VOL. 1, NO. 158. NIGHT WILL I1PEACH MOOTHT Mak Makes Threat Against Trustees Who Fail to Support Him. If OUSTINGMARKMAN In Any Event President of West Hammond Board Promises Hot Time Thursday. A merry Christmas la not to be Samuel K. Markman's portion this year if Peter Mak, president of West Hammond's board of trustees has his way. Mak Is planning a coup next Thursday evening which Is to land his erstwhile friend, the village attorney, out of office. "Whether the chief ex ecutive succeeds or not there are bound to be lively doings at the meeting, for If the trustees fall to bend to Mak's will, he threatened to oust the entire outfit. This he declares is no idle bluff. He claims to have dead wood on the bench, individually and collect ively and to be able to Impeach every member on two separate counts. In order to bring this about, Mak de clares, all that is necessary is to refer to the official minutes of the board's proceedings. Just what is the nature of the charges he will bring forward, should the trustees provo contumacious, is a secret which. Mak guards jealously, as he does not propose to show his hand until necessity makes this imperative. Borne of the trustees, it is. claimed, are not aware that the president has any thing over them. "That's what I mean," said Mak. A'ttnft next meeting of the village board Markman's head goes off." The venerable Peter accompanied this statement with a stsjrircant gesture. "Furthermore," he continued, "every member of the board who refuses to vote for the eviction of Markman is Jeopardizing his seat on the board, as the records show at least two counts, either one of which would be sufficient to put all the trustees out of office. Anybody who Is looking for a pleasant evening Is invited to attend our meet ing next Thursday night." In the meantime there is much speculation among the villagers as to what it is all about and what the out come of the wrangle will be. There is little doubt in the minds of most citizens that Mak could make good nis threat, but the "two counts" to which he refers, are the subject of curiosity. "'' 1 iH tnlWing with some Houievvood lady friends of mine the other lny," said Artie, "and they told me nluiut the trouble they hnd to get vvhut they called competent help. They say It used to he h cinch to Ret n nom nn to come imd work, all day for n dollar and nhe wan mlghty tllml to get the channt. Now If they're lucky enough an are thrifty enouich to get a big fam ily together, all that's old fnouRh to have to pay to ride on the street car can Kct a job at ( onkoy'i and support their mother In luxury. Five klda at 93 n week Is a good enough in come for anyone. In the mean time If the lady of the house viiiitt the luxury of n few extra record for the phono itrnph, nhe picks up a Muttctine and Ron out to 'call on some lady In town who hat twenty flve cents worth of laundry she wants to K"t done for $1. When It comes to Kiirl. if jou can find one that Is neat, Industrious, ofays In nights except Sundays, and Is willinK to work for board, room, wnohlng and 97 a week you enn tlsrure the marriage trust 1U get her If you don't watch out. Fair tonight anil Saturday) colder tonight; minimum tem perature about 20 degrees above icro. 4 4 FIIAXK1B LAWS 11KTTER, Frank Laws' condition is greatly im proved today and it is now believed he will recover. He had a good night and ate what for an invalid is considered a hearty breakfast and the sisters at St. Margaret's are quite encouraged about hira. "1 Obser- vations VI of t I Artie, - 1 FOR THE HOME, THE OFFICE, THE MARKET EDITION. 12 PAGES. Judge Cutting's Life Saved By Folds of Heavy Overcoat. MURDER WIS INTENDED Refusal to Open Will Cause of Fred Ellerbrock's Attempt at Assassination. (Special to Lake Connty Time.) Judge Charles S. Cutting of the pro bate court was shot in the lower corri dor of the criminal court building to day as he was entering a crowded ele vator. Ills life was saved by a heavy overcoat, which stopped the force of the bullet. Frank Fred Ellerbrock, 810 North California avenue, made the attempt at assassination in revenge, because the jurist refused to open a will case. The man pressed a loaded revolver against the side of Judge Cutting just as he was entering the elevator. Twice the trigger snapped ineffectively, and then, the -third time, the cartridge ex ploded. The bullett buried itself in the heavy ulster which the Judge wore. Judge Cutting turned on the man and struck him a blow in the face, felling him. He wrenched the revolver from the man's hand and, as he rose, hurled him against a radiator. A crowd was thronging the corridor at the time of the attack. In a moment Ellerbrock had been taken from the hands of the jurist, who was severely chastising him, and hurried into the sheriff's office. , Ellerbrock is the brother of Bernard ina Schoenkaes, whose estate was pro bated before Judge Kohlsaat and closed before Judge Cutting went to the pro bate bench. Yesterday Ellerbrock entered the court room and walked toward the Jurist. "I want you to reopen the case of Barnardlna Schoenkaes," he said, loud ly. "There was fraud in it." "If you have -anything to say to this court you must do it in the proper way," Jurge Cutting answered. "You must have a lawyer who can put your motion in a form for the court to con sider." Ellerbrock was taken out by a bailiff. Early this morning he was at the crim inal court room. He stood behind the grating of one of the elevators waiting for Judge Cutting. As the Judge entered the building and walked toward the elevator, Ellerbrook recognized him. He pushed from his hiding place to attempt the assassina tion. His revolver was only 22 calibre, or the one shot fired might have ended the jurist's life. Judge Cutting went right to the court room after the attempt on his life, re moved his coat and walked to his bench to hear cases. He was the coolest man In the building. "I am not hurt In any way," he said to the score of friends who surrounded him. "I may say that I am glad I wasn't killed." "Ellerbrock was taken charge of by the police and removed to the East Chicago avenue station. He was se verely beaten by Judge Cutting In the affray. He is fifty-three years old and a man of considerable power. NEW COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM. Missouri "University Decitles to Institute School to Train Newspaper Men. Columbus, Mo., Dec. 21. The board of curators of the University of Mis souri last night decided by unanimous vote to establish a college of Journal ism. Heretofore journalism has been taught in the university only by occa sional lectures. It was decided that the college should have adequate equipment for practical journalistic training; that the course of study be at least five years, and that the entrance requirements be equal to those of the academic de partment. F.X-UANKER A TEAMSTER, Tom McCoy, the Renselaer ex-banker, is now a "trusty" in the Michigan City prison. Upon his arrival In the prison he was assigned to do manual labor in the binder twine factory, but since then he has been given charge of, a team of horses to do hauling out side of the prison. Speaking of his raise Tom says that he is satisfied and that he will take his medicine'' like a man. Perhaps no job could be given the ex-banker that would suit him more, as he was always a lover of horses. SACK HEIR BRANCHING OUT. Elizur Sage has bought still another farm, making three in all since he re ceived his legacy of $50,000 from his Uncle Russell Sage's estate. This last purchase is a 194-acre farm way down in " Owen county, this state, and for which he paid $6,000. It is probable that this farm will be Mr. Sage's home after next March, when possession will be delivered. Rensselaer Republican. SHOT DOWN II COURT HAMMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 21, 1906. l "But he saw CHEVS DIVINE CAUSE OF FIRE Blaze that Starts in Coke Due to Spontaneous Combustion. A coke fire broke out "Wednesday night in the rear of the A. H. Southwell sa loon and did considerable damage has set the people of Whiting wondering whether coke is a safe fuel for house purposes. This is by no means the first fire that has broken out in coke piles and at times the occurrence has been responsible for considerable dam age. The recent . destruction of Father Benedict's residence in Robertsdale was caused by the spontaneous combustion of coke that had been delivered in a neighboring yard shortly before the Are broke out. The lire Wednesday has made the users feel all the more uneasy because there could have been no smouldering coals in the coke as it had been de livered a number of days ago and had been lying In the Standard coke yards for some time. . The fire started in the coke shed in the Southwell yard, and spread to the rear of the saloon build ing. The damage done by the flames amounts to $300, most of which is cov ered by insurance. The fire was not noticed until 3 o'clock Wednesdty morn ing and only through prompt action of the fire department were the saloon and the neighboring buildings saved. In speaking of spontaneous com bustion in coke yesterday, chemists were inclined to think that the flame Is brought on in a similar manner a3 it comes in a spontaneous coal fire. Spontaneous combustion is more likely if the fuel has become wet. Both coal and coke, though the latter not so much, contain sulpher. "With certain degrees of temperature this sulpher turns into sulphate which ignites read ily when brought into contact with a high degree of heat. FIND CRUSHED BONE IN FOOT. Harry Olson Taken to St. Margaret's Vndersoes Operation. Friends of Harry Olson, an employe of the Western Steel Car company "at Hegewisch. are congratulating him on his improvement since undergoing an operation on his foot at St. Margaret's hospital. About two months ago. Olson suffer ed an accident to his foot while at work in the shops. The member was badly crushed but a local physician who was called in to attend the injured man, after dressing the bruise said that the hurt was nothing more serious than that a bone had been misplaced. Last week the young man was : brought to St. Margaret's hospital i in great pain from his foot. Upon ex amination it was found that one of the ; bones, instead of having been merely misplaced, was crushed to a pulp. Yesterday an operation was performed and the bone removed and the young ' man is doing nicely. THE POET'S LOST OPPORTUNITY. her thoughts were otherwise." Keats Kissing. Janitor, Accused by School Children, Resigns. WIT IS POINTED OUT McDaniel Visits Building Where He Is Employed and Urges Resig nation as Best Course. After a conference with Superin tendent C. M. McDaniel, C. G. Wood, I the janitor in the Lincoln school, re- i j signed his position today, j As to why C. G. Wood should re l sign Mr. McDaniel rises above the ! plane of gossip and plainly Intimates that It is nobody s business but his and the janitor's. According to Mr. McDaniel's conver sation over the telephone there was no specific reason why Wood should resign. Still he admits that "after a conversation with Wood, they (he and Wood) concluded that it was the most advisable thing for the Janitor to do. Unfortunately the, matter had gone beyond official pooh-poohism. There was only one course left open to the superintendent, to "accept the 1 resigna tion of Wood, which, however, was made under duress. The charges against the janitor are that" he' has been taking undue liber ties with the pupils in the school, but his resignation prevented their being made formal. Complaints to the teachers from cer tain parents and Children in the school district had been made to the teachers of the school and Superintendent Mc Daniel was notified. The gravest charge thus far laid the "resigned"' janitor and the only one that is specific, is his attempt at kiss ing the smaller children. The charges came from the parents and the children and were not upheld by the teachers of the school. The action of Superintendent McDaniel was merely an action in compliance with a request from certain patrons of the Lincoln school district. SENATOU ArPOIXTS CLERK. Senator Bowser has appointed Tt torney C. B. Tinkham, of Valparaiso, to a clerkship in the state senate. The lieutenant governor asked the various senators to appoint able men to the various clerkships, and while there were many applicants, it was difficult to find one with all the requirements for the place. Mr. Tinkham was not an applicant for the place and accept ed the appoinement only with great re luctance. Chesterton Tribune. DOES NOT WAT TO BE FIRED AND THE SHOP TWICE A DAY, ONE CENT - , m (adapted), TO BE ARRESTED FOrrOESEBTIOII Warrants Out for Mike Kos trabania Charging Wife Abandonment. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mike Kostrabania, the hus band of Anna Kostrabania of Whit ing, on the charge of desertion. The township has been supporting Mrs. Kostrabania and her two children for some time and Trustee Richard Schaaf has tried to ascertain the cause of her destitution. Yesterday he learned from the Whiting police that Mr. Kostrabania is employed at the Grasselli Chemical works and getting $3.50 a day and he promptly swore out a warrant for his arrest. When Mrs. Kostrabania learned that her husband was to be arrested for not supporting her she abandoned her attempt to keep the facts from the public and admitted that he was not only brutal in his conduct towards her, but.' came home drunk frequently at which times he abused her terribly. Finally he left her and she has been struggling along as best she could to care for her little children and sup port herself. The Whiting police have agreed to arrest Kostrabania the first time he appears in that city and an officer is now out with a warrant that was sworn out in Judge DeBraie's court in East Chicago. Mr. Schaaf says he is going out af ter his man and he will either have to agree to give his wife a specified sum per peek for the support of her self and children or he will be taken before Judge Tuthill, where he Is sure to get all that is coming to him. FATE STILL IN BALANCE. Question of Vacation of Forsyth Avf nne Oori Over Attain Contract for Macadamizing Let. The vacation of Forsyth avenue is still undecided as at the meeting of the board of public works this morn ing the board voted to lay the matter over until next Friday. The absence from town of the city attorney, the sickness of his stenographer, and the few people present from East Chicago to remonstrate, made the further de lay . satisfactory to both the Ham- mondltes and the East Chlcagoans The probabilities are that the matter will be finally disposed of before the close of the year. At this morning's session the board awarded the contract for macadamiz ing of Columbia avenue for a distance of a little more than a mile. William Ahlborn being the lowest bidder, the contract was awarded to him. Mr. Ahlborn agrees to fill the road bed to an established grade and cover it with macadam twenty feet wide and a foot deep. His price is $2.49 a foot Contractors Pepperdlne and W. W, Hatch also made bids for this job, their figures being I3.0Q and $2."c 5ctively. tim.es 12 PAGES. PANAMA AS CR1TERI0 Comparisons Made Between Three Interesting Engi neering Projects. GIB US. BIG DITCH Third as Much Dirt Removed in Yards, as Taken From Canal in Year. It Is hard to realize the enormity of the engineering projects that are be ing pushed to completion in the Calu met region until comparison is made with the greatest of all engineering enterprises, the building of the Pan ama canal. In the past six months there has been one third as much dirt dumped on the site of the Gibson yards as has been taken from the Culebra cut in Pana ma in one year. The actual figures show that 1.500,000 cubic yards of earth and rock have been removed from the Panama canal during the past year while 500,000 cubic yards of sand were dumped at the Gibson yards. In other words if the work had progressed at the Gibson yards for a year instead of six months two-thirds as much dirt would have been deposited there as was taken from the canal. At Gary it has actually been shown that there has been more sand dumped into the "swale" in the process of level ing sand dunes than has been taken from the canal. The amount has only been approximated, but it is said that nearly 2,000,000 cubic yards have been moved in the past year. Of course there are two important differences in making these compari sons. One is that both at Gibson and at GaJ75,-a.8rrxt ?ar,Reen moved Instead of rock and dirt and the other the dirt in either case is not moved as far as it must be at Panama. On the other hand there have been 12,619 men engaged in the work of excavating at Panama while at Gibson the number has not aver aged more than a thousand and at Gary the average has not been more than 2,000. To summarize this it will be seen that one and one-twelfth as many men did one-third as much at Gibson in half the length of time, or the equivalent of two-thirds as much work, allowing full time and one-sixth as many men did one and one-third as much at Gary as was done in Panama on the big ditch. WOMAN ASSAILED: OWES LIFE TO THOUGHT TRANSMISSION. Mr. Honuano Rescued at Pscbleal Moment By Friend "Who Divines Her Predicament Runs Six Blocks to Rescue. New York, Dec. 21. Mrs. Pauline Bonnano, young sister of Sheriff Cream er of Brooklyn who was murderous ly attacked by her coachman, Charles S. S. Duke, owes her life to the fact that consciousness that she was in peril reached her friend, Mrs. Di Blausi, by thought transference. Mrs. Dl Blausi lives six blocks away from Mrs. Bonnano's home. Just before her assailant was ready "to strike Mrs. Bonnano down with a monkey wrench, Mrs. Dl Blausi received a psychic warn ing that her friend was in danger. Without hesitating an instant, Mrs. Di Blausi flew from the house and ran all the way to the home of Mrs. Bon nano. She reached the door and pulled the bell just as Duke was about to smash the monkey wrench against Mrs. Bonnano's head. Duke dropped the monkey wrench and fled. Mrs. Bonnano became unconscious a few minutes later. The robber has not been captured, though the chase was begun immediately. Mrs. Bonnano's husband is a wealthy Italian lawyer. The coachman had been angered by a reprimand. " THEM AS HAS, GITS." These words have been put into the mouth of some quaint philosopher who merely quoted a philosophy as old as civilization itself. THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES HAS close upon 7,000 paid circulation. It will GET in proportion to what is already its own. A newspaper's worth as an advertising medium is based upon its circulation. Its circulation de pends -upon its quality editorially. Subscribers may be won by ulterior means, but a circulation thus falsely es tablished cannot be maintained. The fact that the cir culation of the Lake County Times has increased from a few paltry hundreds last June to 7,000 in December, and is still gaining by leaps and bounds, proves its worth editorially. It proves by the same token its worth as an advertising medium. The rule works backward as well as forward. The conclusion therefore is, that the LAKE COUNTY TIMES is worth reading and worth advert is- lingin ONE CENT PER COPY 0 DEFINITE TIE SET Township Board May Qual ify Ten Days From Election. SUBJECT BJ5C0S5ED Indianapolis Convention Made Oc casion for Settling the Mooted Question. The question which has been flis cussed in political circles since the last election as to whether a township ad-, vlsory board may still qualify after U has neglected to do so within ten day after the election, was decided at tha annual meeting of the trustees at In dianapolis last Wednesday. Trustee P. Richard Schaaf of North township and several of his fellow trustees asked Attorney General Chas. W. Miller about the question. The attorney general holds that the present law does not fix any definite time within which the members of the advisory board are to qualify. There is a great deal of con fusion on this point over the state. "The time for qualifying is not speci fically fixed," says the opinion. "As the term commences the day following the election it would probably be held that unless the newly elected members qualify within a reasonable time there after, they would forfeit the right to do so." " The attorney general, In !llne with this decision, also holds that the old members hold over until the new mem bers qualify, whenever that is, and that the old members1 ate 'the lawful mem bers until the new members qualify; also that a vacancy may be filled by the remaining members of the board at any time after it occurs, and that the newly elected members who have qualified may hold a special meeting and organize without waiting for the annual meeting in September. The present advisory board for North township consists of Philip McLaugh lin, H. L. Mattern and Chas Chick. They have qualified since the election al though it was more than ten days after; but according to the attorney general's opinion the qualification is up held. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL ENCIRCLE THE WORLD. Ceremonies In Five Widely Separated Localities To Be Held Today For lnon Falrchlld "Who Wa Killed I Manchurtu. New York, Dec. 21. Funeral services will be held today In five widely sepa rated parts of the world for Nelson Falrchlld "of this city, American vice consul at Mukden, Manchuria. Fair child was killed In Manchuria on Sun day, accidently, it was reported to tha state department at Washington, by a shot from his own pistol. Services are to be held here In the Church of Heavenly Rest this evening. His father, Charles Falrchlld, a broker at 29 Wall street, and his brothers, Charles S. and Gordon, the latter a stu dent at Harvard, will attend the serv ice. His mother and sister, Mrs. IL B. Fuller, who are In Santa Barbara, Cal., will attend service there, while his brother Blair, ex-consul in Persia, will attend service in Paris. The burial will take place in Mukden, where members of the embassy will attend the service. One will also be held in Madison, Wis., where he has many relatives and which was the home of hlB uncle, the late General Lucius Falrchlld, former consul to Spain and at Liverpool. Mr. Falrchlld, who was 28 years old, was born in this city. He was gradu ated from Harvord in 1901 and entered the diplomatic service at once.