Fair tonight and Friday
coaler east tonight j rUlnff
trraperatnre Friday. .
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HAMMOND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1908.
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IWild Scene Takes Place During Balloting at Republican
Convention Today and Watson is Easily the
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
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.
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
Convention Hail, April 2, 1:45 p. m.
The. third ballot resulted as follows)
Watson ... .-. ,
Cbasv Mlllerv. .
- (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.
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
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
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
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
Frank Heighway of Crown Point,
, the newly elected superintendent of
vthe county schools, was one of the
men whose handshake was a hearty
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.
Convention Hall, Indianapolis, April
23:00 p. ni. Charley Miller Is get
ting: many votes on split-up. The
fourth ballot resulted as follows:
C, Miller . .SS5
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
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
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
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great many state conventions.
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
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
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-
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Schreiber Machinery Offi
cials May Locate Near
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
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
The participants were middle ' gaed
people and free from all the romance
that generally accompanies the wed
dings in Judge Prest s court.
ROBBED AT GRAND CROSSING.
Lodge Brother Relieves Him of Roll
and Abandons Him In South -Chicago
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
NEW LICENSE GRANTED.
Crown Point, Ind., April . (Special.)
The following new marriage licenses
were granted yesterday in the Lake
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
HAMMOND U HAVE
Invent Practical Device
' Which Will Be Boon
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
.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.
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
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
' Rogers in Nw York Herald.
PLAN 81810& ROLLING
Modern Woodmen of Lake
County May Organize
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 .
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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