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Fair tonight and Friday coaler east tonight j rUlnff trraperatnre Friday. . 1 -fl ST..LZ EDITION yOL. n. NO. 145. HAMMOND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1908. ONE CENT PER COPY. UNRIGHTEOUS MAMMON. MISFORTUNE PURSUES STANDARDJVOFIKMEH Fleeced by" Countrymen in IT Ik ITTTT, f i V - - v a r .pi IWild Scene Takes Place During Balloting at Republican Convention Today and Watson is Easily the Popular Choice. CONVENTION HAIL, INDIANAP OLIS, IXD., APRIL 2, 4:00 P.M. 3HILLER WITHDREW FROM THE RACE AT 3:45 P. M. AND WATSON WAS NOMINATED ON THE FIFTH BALLOT WITH FIFTY VOTES TO SPARE. (BULLETIN 1.) Convention . Hall, Indianapolis, April 2. The balconies rrere filled at eiglit tklrty, delegates cheered as they tools places. Artie Findling occupies . box Tlth sroap of handsome women. John C. Chaney, permanent chairman; J. D. negate, .secretary; .Watson .wildly cheered am lie entered hall; David, Mey ers, appellate judge. Secretary FY A. Sims, Auditor J. A. Billhelmer, Treas urer Oscar Hadley, Attorney General J. Dlnghani, Reporter Supreme Court Geo. W. .Self, nominated by acclamation. Nominations for governor made. The first ballot showed a vote of 006 for James E. Watson, and 302 for Charles Miller, Taylor 248, II. Miller 184.. Dele Kates Trent vrlld when vote" was called. (BULLETIN 2.) Convention Hall, 12:15 p. m. Vote Is badly split in most of the counties In the state. - Watson says: "I feel as I have always felt perfectly serene." The convention Is In a tumult during the voting and It Is Impossible to pre serve order. Most of the delegates are en their feet nearly all the time. t (BULLETIN 3.) Convention Hall, ' Indianapolis, 12:59 I. m. The second ballot resulted as fol lows? -' ' - Watson ........... 650. Chas. Sillier. .". . . . .390 Taylor ; . . .359 H. Miller 1G0 (BULLETIN 4.) Convention Hail, April 2, 1:45 p. m. The. third ballot resulted as follows) Watson ... .-. , Cbasv Mlllerv. . Taylor ....... II. Miller..,., -3SO . .257 . .153 - (BULLETIN 5.) Convention' Hall April '2, 2 p. m. Lake county first and second ballots voted C. W. 31iller V. Taylor 6. Watson T, H. Miller 1. Third ballot, Charles Miller 11. Tavlor 2. H. Miller L Scat-' tering votes bring won wfr to Vatson and Miller. Xo tendency on part of eitlier to weaken. (BCLLETIX 6.) Convention Hall, Indianapolis, 2:30 p. in. la the middle of the fourth bal lot there appears to be a itsmpede for Watson. Terrific confusion. Watson seems to be a winner. "IVilrf demon stration on the .port of crowd of dele gates in effort to change votes of asanas Bnti: Caught by the TIMES Staff Man as Lake County Men Passed Through the Glare. i Last evening: the politicians were as active as though the campaign for votes had just begun and that activity continued far into the night. The exhibit of the Lakecounty dele gates continues to attract an unusual amount of attention and all of the delegates have remarked about the en terprise of the men from te north end. Lake county is busy politically, too, and is expected to be a big factor ia determining -the result today on ac count of. the closeness of the race. ' Among the thousands of visitors who swarmed into the city It was a com mon occurrance to meet a Lake coun ty man and the very fact that the delegation from the far northern part of the state was so large was a mat ter of comment everywhere. Emanuel H. Kuttner of Chicago, for merly of Hammond, was in Indian apolis in the interests of the builders of gravel - roads. He appeared before the railroad commission and asked that they recommend a reduction in freight rates in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties. Charley Daugherty was very much interested in the first day of the con vention and was of the opinion that "Watson would be the nominee of the convention today. Frank Heighway of Crown Point, , the newly elected superintendent of vthe county schools, was one of the men whose handshake was a hearty one. Otto Morebeck,y! formerly of Ham mond and now employed In an Indian apolis beef packing plant, called at the Lake county headquarters to meet some of his old friends. Otto's ad dress Is 1106 North Tacoma street. Ed Ames, who has been present at a Jennings and Johnson counties In favor of one candidate to another. (BULLETIN 7.) Convention Hall, Indianapolis, April 23:00 p. ni. Charley Miller Is get ting: many votes on split-up. The fourth ballot resulted as follows: Watson 726 C, Miller . .SS5 Taylor 25S H. Miller , 99 Indianapolis, April 2. The adoption of a platform was the first business be fore the Republican State convention when it met at 9 o'clock this morning for its second and concluding session The platform was presented by Dr. E B. Bryan, president of the Franklin college, who had been made chairman of the committee en resolutions. It contained planks indorsing in hearty terms the .candidacy of Vice President Fairbanks for the presidency" and In structing the Indiana delegates to the national convention to vote for him so long as he might desire their support; declaring for general currency reform, revision of the tariff after the presi dential election, creation of bureau of mines and the enactment of a local op tion law. It-was this latter plank that gave the party leaders most concern but the declaration finally decided upon was clear cut and decisive. The proposed law shall designate the county as the unit and shall supplement and rein force the present temperance laws, in eluding the acts known as parts of the remonstrance system. It was just such a declaration as the anti-saloon people and the temperance forces of the party desired. Delegates-at-large to the national convention were then elected as fol lows: Senators Eeveridge and, Hemen way. Governor Hanly and James P. Goodrich, state chairman. Presidential electors at large . and contingent electors at large were also chosen. Followlng the adoption., of, the plat form, a letter from" Vice President Fair banks was read This had been re ceived by Congressman Jesse Overstreet fcr presentation to the committee on resolutions. - It's chief, reconynendation was for a plank declaring for revision of the tariff immediately after the com ing presidential election. It was just a plank as had been built into the platform. The writer pointed out that he wrk of revision is accompanied by business uncertainty and that therefore the work should be begun and finished as soon as possible. He recalled that the republicans would be in power from the time of election to March 4 and de clared that this period of four months was ample to do the work. The vice president sent the letter in view of the fact that he could not attend the con vention in person. Then came the nominations. the Continued on page 2. great many state conventions. says this is the best ever. Tom Grant, republican candidate for sheriff, waa frequently to be seen at the republican headquarters. He is receiving the good wishes of republi cans from all over the county who desire greatly to see him elected. Dr. Sharrer is one of the busiest of the Hammond delegates. He has shared the responsibility with Richard Schaaf of looking after things and a great deal of the credit for the suc cess of Lake county's boosting Is due the doctor. Ben Bell and Judge Prest were hob nobbing around together and as usual were the "Josh center" of Lake coun ty's part of the convention. Harry Nicholson of Crown Point was one of the prominent politicians from Lake county who was continually in the councils of the party. W. H. Gostlin was one of the . con spicuous of the Lake county delegates. The genial Hammond postmaster thor- oughly enjoyed the first day of .the convention renewing the acquaintance of his political friends over the state. Harry Call of Gary was one of the most enthusiastic of the Lake county boosters. He frequently dropped into the headquarters to meet his friends from over the county. "William Kliver of Gary, who is the republican nominee for joint represen tative, visited the convention and was conspicuous on account of his size and genial manner. Judge Virgil S. Reiter, although In poor health, took in the convention in a passive manner and enjoyed the en thusiasm of the others, even if he could not get into the game himself. Gerald Gillett was one of the bark- Continued on paffe 5. COffAK MEETING Schreiber Machinery Offi cials May Locate Near Sharpshooters' Park. The Schreiber Machinery company may locate 'its factory for the building of potato planters and diggers in the Schreiber and Muenich Cement plant near Sharpshooters' park. That so far in the estimation of the- promoters is the most feasible plan for locating their plant at present. A meeting' of the . stockholders was to be held last .evening In Attorney J. K. Stinson's office but owing to the inclement' weather, the meeting wan postponed. : ' ; The company-is so far organized that the factory may be completed. August Schreiber and Gus Muenich, owners -of the cement plant are both'stock holders In .the Schreiber Machinery company and therefore the deal of locating the factory in the cement plant can be more easily put through. Should this plan materialize, the new concern would use power furnished by the ce ment plant until such time when ma chinery people can furnish their own power. TIES A NUPTIAL KNOT FOE JUDGE PEEST. Eat Chicago Judge of Prent Court 3Iake Tvro Hearts Beat as One. Justice W .A. Reiland of East Chicago furnished the knot and Justice Frank Prest the office, in a very informal marriage ceremony yesterday. Bernard Gallery and Jennie Graham, is a widow, were married after they had ' secured their license in Crcwn Point yesterday afternoon. Owing to Judge Prest's absence, he being at Indianapolis to attend the con vention, Judge Reiland of East Chi cago, was called in to perform the ceremony. The participants were middle ' gaed people and free from all the romance that generally accompanies the wed dings in Judge Prest s court. WHITING CONTRACTOR ROBBED AT GRAND CROSSING. Lodge Brother Relieves Him of Roll and Abandons Him In South -Chicago Basement. The South Chicago police are trying to locate the man who robbed John Pernell, a Whiting contractor, in Grand Crossing last night. Fernell went to Grand Crosing with a certified check for $310 and $75 in hi3 pocket. He was drinking and when a little the worse for liquor he met with a man who pro fessed to be a lodge brother, and who gave him the grip and the password as evidence of the bond that exisited between them. Together they went about and this morning when Fernell woke up he found himself in a South Chicago basement minus his check and his cash. A'silver cigar case contain ing papers committing his wife to an insane asylum at Logansport, .was also missing. . NEW LICENSE GRANTED. Crown Point, Ind., April . (Special.) The following new marriage licenses were granted yesterday in the Lake circuit court: August Ludtka, Griffith, Emma Buse, Dyer; Walter E. Turkington, Kathryn B. Floyd, Chicago; George M. Knob lock, Alma Drenkhahn, Chicago; Frank E. Long, Vina Agne3 Best, Chicago; Reuben F. Hoover, Margaret Jones, Chicago; David J. Knighter, Anna B. Carter, Chicago; Henry J. Hansen, Bertha M. Vaughn, Hammond. BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL. The remains of Mrs. Sarah E. Bird of Chicago, formerly of East Chicago, were laid "to rest in Oak Hill cemetery this afternoon. 1 HAMMOND U HAVE ANOTHER INVENTION Invent Practical Device ' Which Will Be Boon to Farmers. AUTOMATIC HORSE FEEDER 0'Toole, Donclly. and Brown Put Put New Tiling on the ..rjT . Market.-; , . ; " . ' Fancy the idea of jerking a rope In the kitchen and feeding your horse in the barn without having to go out in the cold on a nippy winter morn! Had the enterprising new firm of O'Toole, Donnelly & Brown, located in the Hammond building as inventors and promoters, done as much for the hu mans as they have done for the horses, they would today be the most popular people In this country. One step far ther on the part of the promoters and the human race might today wait for the alarm to go off and their meals would be set before them as if by mag ic. As it is, this convenience is a thing so far which accommodates only' the animals that await their meals in their stalls'. .The device for feeding is - a simple one and it is a surprise that it has not been patented before. It is nothing more than a measure holding a re quired amount of corn or oats, the bottom of which is a valve. A chain leads from the valve to an alarm clock, which, going off, pulls the chain and opens the valve.' The invention has already been in stalled with success in some of the big barns in Chicago and others will take it tip this week. Among those who use this automatic feeding , device are the New Kentucky coal company, which owns, ill the neighborhood of 2,000 horses, the Mathattan Brewing com pany, Mandel Brothers, and others. Marshall Field will close the contract for the patent today. The promoters say for their inven tion that it is time, labor and feed saving, device. For instance if there are 100 horses in a barn, fifty on each side, all that is needed is to rig up the device in each stall. Eech feeder is attached to a cable which in turn is attached to an alarm clock in the of fice. When the time crrives for the feeding, the alarm goes off and releases the cable. All the animals are fed simultaneously. An hour of a man's time is saved and the restless horse hearing its neighbors, will not plunge into its oats and throw part of its share on the floor after getting it. For the family man who has to be his own coachman, and who has to get up an hour or a half earlier in the morning to feed old ' Dobbins ' in order that, he may drive to the office, the invention is a positive boon. ' ' Local liverymen who have seen the invention, were impressed by its. prac ticability and some of them may de cide to install it. RAILROAD ACCIDENT OCCURS TO DYER MAN. Tom Connors Meets With Serious In Jury on Wednesday Afternoon. Tom Connors, 23 years old, a worker in the Maynard brick works, was pain fully injuded last Wednesday after noon when he attempted to Jump off a fast moving E. J. and E train at Chi cago Heights. His shoulderblade was dislocated and he was otherwise In jured. . Al Johnson and John Cronen were with him at the time and as they jumped off, they, too, were more or less Injured. . , The three men boarded the train at Dyer. ' Rogers in Nw York Herald. PLAN 81810& ROLLING - - Modern Woodmen of Lake County May Organize an Association. A Modern" Woodmen Log Rolling As sociation for Lake county Is a possi bllity if the plans proposed at the Lake county convention of Modern Woodmen hheld at Lowell yesterday, are carried out. . - ; ; . t- -; ' ; The next ..meeting ? will -Jae at-Crown Point, two years hence. , , ?' Should the Log Rolling Association become a fact, the event will be carried out at Crown Point. In a mass conven tion of the Lakr bounty Woodmen to he v he'd' at" some ; future date, "it will be decided whether there will be a log rolling or not. Gary, Hobart and Shelby failed to have'delegates "at the convention. Messrs. William Tuttle and Herman Lehman of Crown Point have been appointed a committee to take up the matter of the Log Rolling Association. COOK ASKS FOR HEAVY DAMAGES FROM COMPANY. Chicago Man Wants Fifty Thousand Dollars From Inlnnd Steel . Company. Fifty thousand dollars Is the amount of money asked for by James Cook of Chicago from the Inland Steeel com pany for injuring and crippling him for life. Cook was injured on Feb. 12 of this year while standing in a cage of a traveling crane which carries the big ore buckets from the ships to the mills. According to the complaint the cage dropped forty feet injuring him both internally and externally. Cook is 35 years old and has a wife and three children. Catherine Zalibor of Miller Station has filed papers through her attorney to quiet title on land which appears in the records in the name of David D. Garland. REPAIR RAILROAD CROSSINGS. Street Commissioner John F. Kuhl man has a gang of men working on the Calumet avenue sewer under the Mich igan Central railroad tracks, making Irepairs there. From there his men will go over the entire city to repair the various manholes. . JAMES DONOVAN DIES AT J0LIET TODAY. Brother of Attorney T. E. Donovan Passes Away at Ills Home at That Place. Joliet. 111., ApriJ 2. (Special) James Donovan died at atsworth this morn ing after a short Illness, and his death has occasioned much sadness in many circles in this city. He Is a brother of Attorney T. F. Donovan and was one of the wealthiest farmers fn this section of the country. Mr. Donovan had been a widower for six years and six chil dren mourn his loss. The funeral will take place "on Saturday. One of the decendent's daughters is critically ill and this adds to the sadness of the case. Attorney T. F. Donovan, or Tom Don ovan as he Is better known, is well known in Hammond, having attended school with Mayor Becker. He spoke at the big banquet in the Hammond building several years ago. WRESTLER LOSES FORFEIT. Soergen, the welterweight wrestler at the Brooks theater, who claims to throw anybody in fifteen minutes or forfeit $25, failed to make good last night when he offered to take on two men and throw both, one after the other in twenty minutes. His first op ponent .was a West Pullman wrestler who he threw in twelve minutes .while his second man .was Ernest Warner, a local boy. He failed to throw the latter In the last eight minutes. ; Good Times Are Now Paupers. THOUSAND MORE MEN LET OUT This Increases Poverty Last Straw to Some Appears in Burn ing of Home. Misfortune seems to pursue some of the foreigners at the Standard Steel Car settlement, and from one turn -to an- othr they , have had the load on their backs made heavier. All Is not as rosy as it seems amongst these men, and the loaded stocking which their American brothers seem to think they all possess is not at the present time in evidence. When the times were goodf and the pay was coming in they were fleeced by the shrewder and more American ized members of tfielr own race. Later work got scarcer and scarcer and now with the Standard company to close down they are In a worse fix. Hun dreds have been living at the boarding houses without the means to pay their boss for the bare living and a number have been forced from even these places to be an object of charity on their friends who had saved a little. Yesterday 1,000 Men Were Let Out. Two or three families were unable to pay the rent of the tenements in the district and built one story 6hacks where they have put up for the last few months. Yesterday the crowning misfortune came to four of these fam illies when one of the huts took fire and was burned to the' ground while another nearby was partially destroyed. The shacks were situated on Walter avenue, in block 3. The owners man aged to get out the best part of their scanty belongings, before .the were burned. The Hammond fire department was summoned , shortly after . S:30 last evening and maaged to wave the second hut, before It went uj in smoke. HYPNOTIZED POLITICAL ORATOR CONVULSES T0WLE AUDIENCE Dr. . and Mrs. H.- L. Flint Bring Out Wonderful Povrers During Last Night's Performance. ; Political speaking delivered with all the grace and polish and logic of ac complished orators was the closing scene of the Flint entertainment at the Towle opera house last evening. The entire class of subjects was given the suggestion that the gathering was a great political convention and that they were there to convince the gath ering that their own political beliefs were the only beliefs that any sensible person could entertain, . whereupon some score of them began to let loose a fload of oratory at the same time After a few moment s of this, they were allowed to speak one at a time and so genuine did the affair seem to the audience, that the sentiments utter ed were liberally applauded. A Swedish j'outh became so excited while delivering his talk that he dropped back into his native language and vigorously defended his beliefs with a series of vowels and consonants that were understandable to the audi ence only because of the strenuou gestures he made. The last one to be awakened was a prohibition orator, who If he could deliver his speech when no under the influence of hypnotism would make a valued recruit to th ranks of the prohibition stump speak ers of the state. For two hours there were scenes just as funny, every scene differing from th others and from anything that has been presented previously in the week. Th Flints are here tonight, tomorrow night and Saturday night, with an entir change of program every evening. MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MEETS me Lake County Medical associa tion met this afternoon In Elks' hall. Dr. II. C. Groman read a paper on "Tumors of the Stomach" which was .followed by a general discussion in which quite a number of the members participated. There was a representa tive attendance present. WILL HAVE SUMMER HOME IN BENTON HARBOR, MICH. Dr. and Mr. Herbert L.. Flint Will Spend Their Summer la Michigan. Dr. and Mrs. Herbert L Flint, who are stopping at the Carleton, left Hammond after the performance last evening for Benton Harbor, Mich., where they are purchasing a summer home to take the place of the one they have occupied In Connecticut for so many years. They will return at 6 o'clock this evening. Dr. and Mrs. Flint have always spent their summers in the Connecticut hills at Torrington, but believe that they find Michigan a delightful change. ATTENDS BLUE ISLAND SALE. Judge W. A. Jordan and son. Wilson, were at Blue Island today where Mr. Jordan attended the horsemarket. Mr. Jordan . is a lover of horses and loses no. opportunity to attend a sale , where he expects good horses to be on exhibition,-for both he and his son know a horsa. Hammond Physician Will be Candidate For Head Phy sician of State at Wood men Convention in May l Delegates Meet at Lowell. W.B. MUIR IS i ELECTED ALTERNATE Lake County Woodmen Hold Conven tion at Lowell Yesterday and Many Delegates from Hammond Attend the Gathering at Which Much Business of Importance 13 Done, Lowell, Ind., April 2. (Special.)-' The Lake county Modern ' Woodmen' held a county camp in Lowell yester day all day. L W. Ragon, clerk of Cedar Camp No. 5155 of Lowell, called the meeting to order. Neighbor W. IL Tuthill of Crown Point was made per manent chairman, and L. 'WV Ragon secretary. Nick Lynch of Hammond," R. W. Scott of Whiting, and I. H. Ford of Indiana Harbor, committee on" credentials,reported that twenty dele-: gates present were all entitled to a seat. The purpose of he meeting waa to elect a delegate to the state meet- ing which will be held at Terre Haute,' Ind., May 6. Morton Trout of Wait ing and Leonard W. Ragon of Lowell were put in nomination. . Ragon re ceived seven votes" and Trout thirteen.' Trout, was . declared .elected , delegate, and W. B. Muir of 'Hammond was elected alternate. Dr. . Pannenborg of, Hammond was, end.ar.sed .. fQr' Jfg, phy-i slclan for the state, and Lake countysf delegate. yas instructed to use his best endeavors to have him appointed. J.t "v" was the sense of the meeting that all the clerks of Lake county camps should attend the Association of Camp Clerks' to be held at Peoria, 111., - in June. There are seven camps in Lake county with a membership of six hundred and fifty-six. A county association will be organized and picnics will hereafter be held annually. Neighbor Trout, who' was elected delegate to the Indiana camp, holds the proud distinction of being a charter member of the first camp of Modern Woodmen In the" United States, which was organized at Sterling, 111., in the year 1886, and" of course it goes without saying that Mr.t Trout was very much an honored guest at the meeting in Lowell.- There were delegates present from Crown Point, Hammond, Indiana Harbor, Whiting and Lowell. It was voted to hold the next county camp at Crown Point In 1911. The visiting delegates were dined at Hotel d'Schmal as the invited guests of Lowell Cedar Camp and all are high in their praises of the fine bill of fare served, by their genial host. HORSE THIEVES AGAIN With Advent of Spring Pro fesh Once More Gets Busy. With the advent of the spring sea son, the horse thieves who reaped a golden harvest last year in Northern Indiana and Eastern Illinois, have started again and West Hammond was the scene of their first operations last night. P. J. Conway of that village awoke this morning to find , that hit barn had been entered during the night and his sorrel mare had been stolen. . he tnIeves had forced the lock on the door and had taken the mare from her EtaJL They must have hitched the mare to the rear of their own vehicle as the traces showed that a horse and wagon had been left hitched a short distance away. They did not attempt to take the harness or wagon in the same barn. The mare was 10 year old, and weiglitd about 1,000 pounds. ROYAL LEAGUE WRESTLING : ISTffil EHD TfiMIPUT .ii i u ii I uii lumum - The Royal-; Leaguers of Hammond,' Whiting, East Chicago and Indiana Harbor, expect to have a great old time at the 'KJ- of P. hall in Hammond to night. . " The much advertised wrestling match which will 'be called at 10 p. m. and to which the general public is invited, is expected to be the best thing of its kind ever pulled off in Hammond. There will be a meeting for leaguers at 8 p. ro., which includes a smoker' and other stirring kinds of entertain-' ment. " The committee on ' arrange-' ments anticipate a monster attendance.