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The Lske County Timers INCLUDING THE SOUTH CHICAGO TIMES EDITION AND THE GARY EYBS "ING TIMES EDITION. EVENING NEWSPAPERS PUBLISHED BY THE , LAKE COUNTY PRINTING AND ' PUBLISHING COMPANY. - . "Entered as second class matter June 28. 1906, at the postofHce at Ham tnond, Indiana, under the Aet of Congress. March 3, 1879. S1AZN OFFICES HAUMOXDi IXD. TELEPHONES tlABIMONIJ, 111112 WHITING, 1X1 EAST CHICAGO. 111. INDIANA HARBOR, 111 SOUTH CHICAGO, 810 SOUTH CHICAGO OFFICE-i-RO OM 15, LINCOLN BUILDING. TELEPHONE, 2SS. , . FOREIGN REPRESENT ATI VES PAYNE A YOUNG. 750 MARQUETTE BUILDING' CHICAGO. 510 POTTER BUILDING, NEW YORK. TEAR HiTP VP 4 T? SINGLE COPIES Larger Paid Up Circulation Than Any CmCULATION BOOKS OPEN TO THE CIRCUUATlON f 11 A I YESTERDAY I H" 9 Ji il TIMES. TO SUBSCRIBERS Reader of Th cement by re port ins any irrcsnlaritie Circulation Department, or telephone 111. EEEP YOUR CHILDREN'S CONFIDENCE. r public opinion is divided in its oung;man -who a few days ago paid pf murders by death In the electric While1 there are few who do not cherish in their hearts a certain sym pathy for the mother, the bitterness of whose bereavement is greatly in creased by the disgrace' which attends "measure hold her responsible for her Jife-fce ruined before " he deprived her 'ihaseen largely left out of the account in the public's reckoning. "With the . bitterness of her grief still fresh upon her the following Inter 'iew fromthe bereaved mother's lips, is of interest: "God has -not failed us and He never, will fail those who trust Him. trust that this will bring stronger protest against capital punishment in this, that a young life recently given to God has been cut off by the law when it might have been , spared to have been useful, in one of the darkest places in this world a penitentiary'- Jife should be sacrificed that many should see the hideousness of the terrible : law of a life for a life, yet my boy is no more to me than some other's boy Is to her, and if In his death he has may be true, I thank God for this." But without going into the merits . js well to consider what led up to the necessity of taking this life so deeply Jmourned by the one who brought it into being. There is always something that starts a young man or a young woman tn the downward path. Sometimes it is heredity, sometimes it is environ ment. Quite as often as not it is the latter backed up by a little of the former. But sometimes, too, environment alone is responsible. Where evil character comes as the bitter lagacy of father or mother to son or daughter, the end seems almost Inevitable.' That Is to say, there is almost bound to te some evil to crop out. It may not pot take the form of murder. But the On the other hand, take the offspring of a pure mother and a conscienti ous and honest father. There is a problem here that should be fairly met. No human being is born with such high rupted. Boys who admire personal qualifications In their friends are ,very apt to admire their characters, even though the latter are mqst despicable. That ia to say, young boys. They try to fashion their own lives and man ners after those of these friends and the result is that while their char acters are In the formative stage they are often completely transformed from what they gave promise of becoming. This is the time to watch both the boys and the girls. That mother who tan retain the confidence of her children, In life. So long as her boys and her girls talk freely to her of their asso ciates and what occupies their daily life, she is in possession of the most beautiful reward of motherhood. 1 But the trouble is to retain that confidence. Many a mother who has Jiever flinched from her duty as she saw it, who is beloved by her children, has not their confidence. It is an elusive thing, this confidence. The young lire apt to think their mothers and fathers "old-fashioned." They argue that times have changed since they were young and that the code of morals has changed. That it Is passe to be good and that only frumps and sissies have morals. When these ideas take root, it is time to look out. Then is the time the little confidences between mother and daughter, father and son, be gin to wane. It may be that the mother of Chester Glllettee failed at this time. It may be that if she had kept her boy's confidence, what has happened, would :ot have taken place. It may be that the girl whose life was sacrificed and .Svhich led to her murderer's disgrace, might have been alive today, had mother Jind daughter been close companions in mind and heart. Mothers of Hammond, are your children dear to you? Are they your j (confidants or are they drifting away, little by little, pouring their youthful troubles into other ears recounting the events which fill their dallly lives to those whose advlpp nmi svmnstin. i "'"!""") d.vum uc snuiinea as a plague? This ;Js what you should ask yourselves. Keep your children's confidence. Keep ioung for their sakes, that you may be interested In the little pleasures and tragedies which mean so much to them at their time of life and really amount to so little. It is not always the children who are to blame when they go wrong. And fathers, remember that it may be your daughter "with your mother's eyes" who is the next to offer up her soul as a sacrifice to your neglect, which neglect may be of no more serious nature than the merest thoughtlessness. GOOD-BYE HUNTER. "In England, for instance, where almost every revolutionary exile of Europe and every type of anarchist has been harbored, there never has been an anarchist outrage. I think it is due to the fact that the police are never brutal, that the people may assemble when they like, and that they have the right of free speech." Robert Hunter. Say Mr. Hunter, there is a steamer starting for England next Satnr Cay. Get. "THIS DATE IN HISTORY." April 2. 1702 Jean Earth, celebrated admiral of , the French navy, died. 1743 Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independ ence, born in Virginia. Died there July 14, 1S26. 1334 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, born. Died Oct 4, 1904. 183E Leon Gambetta, French states man, born. Died Dec. 31, 1882. 18S5 Confederates evacuated Rich mond. 1905 Slmplon tunnel formally opened. 1907 Fred A. Busse, republican, eltcted mayor of Chicago. "TniS IS MY 4STH BIRTHDAY." Nicholas Murray Butler. '' Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university and one of the .foremost of American educators, was Vorn April 2, 1S62, in Elizabeth, N. J. .$3.00 CNE CENT Other Newspaper in Calumet Region PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION AT ALL Time are requested to favor the mail In dellrei-ing. Communicate with th attitude toward Chester Gillette, the the penalty of one of the most brutal chair ana toward nis mower. it, there are many who in a large boy's downfall. As for the girl whose of its warped and twisted fabric, she Though it Is hard to feel that my boy's done more good than If he lived, which or demerits of capital punishment, it result in capital punishment, for it may evil is almost bound to appear. principles that they cannot be cor has accomplished the greatest thing v.- t . After attending the high school of Pat erson, N. J., he took a course at Co lumbia university and was graduated from that institution in 1S82. After several years spent in travel he be came a member of the faculty of Co lunfbia university in 1SS9. In 1902 he succeeded Seth Low as president of the university. Probably no man In the United States has received more honorary degrees from leading col leges and universities of this country and Europe than has Dr. Butler. Among the institutions that have bestowed this honor upon him are Yale, Prince ton, University of Pennsylvania, Uni versity of Chicago, Johns Hopkins. Sy racuse, Tulane and Harvard in the United States, and St. Andrew's, Cam bridge and Oxford abroad. Dr. Butler has served as president of the Na tional Educational association and. is one of the trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teach we aily Round The Hanly hullabaloo directed to ward the democratic convention will not by a long shot divert the attention of the people of Indiana from the neu he has -made of his own administration. In their frank open way the plumbers have declared for $5.20 per diem of industrial depression and a sleeping car ticket when they go any distance. Mr. Crumpacker finds himself on top as usual and bis gallant body of ISO postmasters cheery and quite ready to answer questions about the time the 3t40 mall is made up. The story that the Lake county delegation has bought up a half portion of the Clay pool at Indianapolis with sauce on the side, Is undoubtedly a democratic canard. Af ter tomorrow the candidates will spend a great part of the , afternoon lying down on a lounge figuring out how they can endear themselves to the heart of the working man. What was that about April lambs? RANDOM THINGS AND FLINGS Some of them think Taft has been hornswaggled. Nix. Bill knows a hornswaggle by heart and can juggle him without a net. , The one best bet is the heavy ones for the money, place, but not to show. The Ideas that some men have of a pretty woman is what they get from the corset "ads" In the magazines. This Is the open season for spring suits but there is no closed season for divorce suits. The straw hat will soon be visible to the naked eye. Beauty Is only skin deep, they tell us, but it Is a fact that Just the same that a lot of us adore It if It is only veneering. Scientist says that whales are be coming exterminated. Here's a tip: Save your whales; they may become valuable.- You take a man with money to Throw at the birds He can hardly ' See The sky line Because of the flock of crows that fly Around. Croesus was a pretty rich man in his time, but pshaw, he would hardly be worth indicting now. DID YOU EVER FIND A BANK NOTE AND FORGET HOW RECK LESS YOU AVE RE IN SPENDING IT Welcome the ice and speed the coal man. Good old summer time! See the leaf lets budding? When a woman puts her money in a savings bank she hns about the same feeling as though she had left her best friend In a grave yard. Colonel Bryan admits that he has combined paid lecturing with practi cal politics. That's frank enough and certainly nobody can jack up the Col onel for that. These are the days when the restless school boy docks the hookey cop and goes after the bird nest and pussy willow. Aurora borealis was seen In Atlantic City the other day. Little early in the season for Atlantic City, but come to think of it, you can get suisses and swizzles there the year round. When you are troubled and worried and look ahead and see nothing but blank blackness, stop and think. What are you doing you are trying to crowd days, months, and may be even years into one little day, bour or minute. Stop it. You re living one day at a time. It Is the living away ahead of the exiaittng day that wears and tears. Live each day as It comes and life will be more worth the living. Eau Claire Journal. JEEMS HAS A HEN ON. James Eisenbise hatched seventeen young chicks out of eighteen eggs. Stouchsburg Cor. Lebanon Reporter. IN POLITICS The democrats will meet In their hall tonight at Huehn's to transact business that has come up recently. Report comes from Indianapolis that the Lake county headquarters at the convention have been crowded by a curious throngs. " Senators Hemenway and Beveridge were among the promi- JLUX TIMES. UP AO do Sheriff Burr of Newcastle delivered two prisoners, Jessie Newcomber and Walter Godfrey to the Jefferson reform atory and two more to Michigan City. The latter are Lewis Penwell, who will serve one to fourteen years and William Welling for forgery. Edward Mills of Peru was shot and killed at Springfield, 111., yesterday. He was employed there as an architect and was shot in the back while entering his boarding house. The Temple Congregational church of Marlon has extended a call to the Rev. Dr. C. W. Choate of Kokomo. It is believed that the rich bottom land along the Kankakee river cannot be cultivated this year, owing to the remarkable high water. Hundreds of acres are still under a foot of water. The Marlon County Medical society at a meeting yesterday scored careless mothers who do look after the welfare of their children by letting them run loose while they attend lodge or club. Fully 200.000 soft coal miners laid down their picks this morning In In diana and the strike Is on. nent leaders to call and pay their re spects to the county. West Hammond politics is beginning to get quite warm and before the election rolls around next week there will no doubt be plenty to keep the "bunch" busy. The Journal does not violate its al legiance to the republican party when It says that the recent democratic con vention was a great success. Since that event several of the local old liners are sitting up and .taking no tice. A little encouragement has worked wonders. Lafayette Journal. There need be no misgivings as to homas R, Marshall sustaining himself In the campaign now before him. He is a professional student, a clear reasoner, a forceful speaker and a keen logician. As a speaker he reaches the hearts' of his hearers by the simplicity and warmth of his man ner of presenting his point3 and his arguments. South Bend Times. Friends of H. A. Barnhart, "editor of the Rochester Sentinel, assert that he has an excelent chance of securing the congressional nomination In the thir teenth district. Chairman S. N. Stev ens has called a meeting of the con gressional district committee, to be held in Plymouth this week, .v.hea the date for the convention will be fixed. George Ford, the South Bend law yer who two years ago came near win ning In the race for the circuit court judgeship against Judge Funk, is men tioned as an available candidate for the superior court bench. Attorney W. G. Crabill, also of South Bend, is another probable candidate. The date for the judicial convention will be se lected soon. It Is generally conceded that Judge Darroch of Kentland will be renomi nated by the democrats to contest thfl election again with Judge Crumpacker. Judge Darroch is an able, accomplished gentleman, who made many warm friends in his former race and the pre diction is freely made that he will this time give Judge Crumpacker a lively contest. At the recent meeting of the demo crats of the Tenth district, held In Indianapolis, to select delegates to the national convention at Denver, an In vitation was extended to the democ racy of the district to hold the con gressional convention at Monticello and the White county democrats to end the convention with a barbecue. The proposition was not acted upon for the reason that the majority of the democrats are believed to favor Monon as a place for the convention owing to its more central location. The mat ter of selecting the time and place for the convention is now In the hands of the county chairman of the district. SOUTn CHICAGO POLITICS. Every available telephone and tele graph pole throughout the Eighth ward has been utilized as bill boards by the two aldermanic candidates, Jones and Derpa. Bets still continue to be made on the outcome of the election on April 7. Among the democratic headline speakers in the near future are Carter Harrison, J. Hamilton Lewis and ex Mayor Dunne. When these former great men "blow in" South Chicago there will be something doing. Derpa says his is bound to win on April 7. Jones says the same thing. Henry Lesch, the Englewood man who is out for the nomination on the republican ticket for representative from the Thirteenth senatorial district, was in South Chicago Sunday looking after his' interests here. Nearly every saloon in' South Chi cago contains the lithographs of both Alderman Derpa and ex-Alderman John H. Jones. Nothing like being on the ii! i n M A HI W A. C. Llndemuth of Richmond, has been elected president of the Interna tional Indepent Telephone association. He is the first salaried officer of the association, since its organization. Bishop Barry, who will preside at the Northern Indiana Methodist Episcopal conference, arrived in Anderson yes-r terday and is the guest of ex-Governor W. T. Durbln. The Indiana Club, Wabash's most ex clusive social organization, . was dis banded yesterday as a result of the action taken by the stockholders. The club maintained luxurious quarters and it was found that Wabash was not large enough to support it. The party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Green in Taylors vllle, Tuesday night, in surprise to their daughter Florence, served a twofold purpose, for after the guests has as tonished Mis sFlorence by their unex pected presence they in turn were sur prised by Miss Mayme Green, who en tered the parlor with William Fiddler of Flatrock and the Rev. Mr. Haley, who recited the simple ritual that made them husband and wife. good side of both the men is the sa loonkeepers' slogan. Charles Ringer, one of the republican nominees on the ticket who was de feated at the primaries, is out working for Jones tooth and toe nail this week. Just five more days before the tale is told. All voters are requested to vote as early as possible and save the elec tion clerks extra trouble that will be necessitated by counting the votes late In the evening. It is said that J. Hamilton Lewis, the democratic aspirant for governor of Illinois, Is a fine linguist, well if he is, he ought to come to the local court room and act as lnterperter during one of the Hungarian-Polish-Austrian trials yesterday. The republicans and Jones' lieuten ants say they can already see victory for their candidate. Hegewlsch is beginning to receive a little notice from the politicians of the Eighth word. Representative John J. Poulton made a flying trip to Hegewlsch yesterday af ternoon in the interests of John S. Derpa, the aldermanic aspirant. The Polish population seems to be made the center of the aldermanic as pirants politic! field throughout . the ward. THE CREAM OF THE Morning Mews Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbllt besrins an action against her husband growing out of their domestic troubles. Mr Vanderbllt sails for England and will take up his residence in London. Carl Fischer-Hansen, known as the "philanthropist-lawyer" in New York, and who appeared for Raymond Hitch cock, Is arrested on a charge of ex tortion in which two boys figure. Withdrawal of objections of the Gould family to Mme. Anna's union with Prince Helie de Sagan is fore casted by day's events in New York. The New York Methodist Episcopal conference refuses to hear charges of defamation of character of President Roosevelt preferred against Chancellor James R. Day of Syracuse university. All bituminous coal mines closed on holiday of men; work in four states will not be resumed until miners and operators can agree; call issued for a conference at Indianapolis next Mon day. Presidents of national banks in con ference in Chicago vigorously denounce Aldrlch currency bill and Inaugurate crusade to defeat measure as passed by the senate. It is announced that the Chicago milk drivers' strike will begin, prob ably tomorrow, and a walkout of South Water street teamsters is threatened. Mrs. Nettie F. McCormick and her two sons, Harold F. and Cyrus H., con tribute $50,000 toward the Y. M. C. A.'s $1,000,000 fund, bringing the total of donations to $205,000. Efficiency and honesty as the vital Issues in the aldermanic elections, form the annual report of the Munici pal Voters' League. Chicago democracy is to be har monized on terms suggested by Will lam Jennings Brs'an. Counsel for A. Hart McKee concludes his speech In the famous Paris divorce case and denies that his client tried to kill Mrs. McKee while tobogganing. More pay for , Emperor William is planned in Prussia because, it is said, on account of the increased cost of living, $3,930,000 yearly is not enough to meet expenses. Railroads protest against publication by Association of Commerce telling shippers how to ship goods and declare it savors of boycott and conspiracy. S. C. Collins succeeds S. D. Andrus as western manager of the Providence Washington Insurance company. Grain and provision list rallies mod erately, corn and oats are dull, cattle decline sharply, hogs are weak and sheep lower. Announcement in regard to Erie fi nanciering has a favorable effect on the New York stock market. - Birmingham Is over twice as effective In hitting as the Chicago National League team, but loses, 6 to 3. Chicago American league team Is un-j ow to Beautify Hammond Second Article in TIMES Series, Dealing With Problems For a Civic One of the most important matters to come before the Hammond civic or ganization when it is organized along lines broad enough to warrant its mem bers Interesting themselves In civic matters of general interest will be that of Inducing the railroads to make cer tain improvements and changes in the interest of utility and beauty. The Michigan Central railroad Is not only building a new depot, which will be the finest In the city, but it is con verting its right of way through Ham mond into a park which will be pleas ing to the eye and will add wonder fully to the estimate of this city of the "man who goes through town.' At that remarkable Hohman street crossing where five railroads and a street car line intercept, there are two stretches of right of way extending clear through the city. One, that of the Michigan Central, runs nearly east and wett. and the other, the Erie, Mo non and Nickel Plate, runs northwest and southeast. The Michigan Central's Improvement will create a strip of park through the city along one stretch, but the other right of way of the three above mentioned railroads are simply a de pository for refuse, a weed garden and altogether a most forbidding spot to look at. There Is no reason why the attention of the Erie, Monon and Nickel Plate railroads cannot be called to this con dition of affairs, the Improvement con templated by the Michigan Central railroad cited as an etample and the officials induced to build a strip of park on their right of way through the city. Vacant spaces now filled with cinders and tin cans could be converted into grass plots and flower beds and where driveways are necessary they could be built and confined to proper limits. It is even possible that the Idea of making beautiful that usually most ugly of spots, a railroad crossing, would appeal to the railroad officials to an extent that would, make them see the necessity of proper depot accom modations where they have not already been provided. - Hammond would then appear to the traveler who simply gets a glimpse of it from the car window to be a veritable garden spot, and the adver tising the city would get from the thousands of people pass through the city every year would be worth while. The tangle of tracks, at Englewood where this idea has been acrried out Is an example of what can be- done.. . A man would not dare to construct a disgraceful coal shed or a shabby news stand In such a vicinity, and the entire neighborhood nears the railroad tracks would get an Inspiration from their, very back doors. If the-railroads refused to consider the matter and gave the representa tives of the Commercial club a frigid reception, the application of the "screws" could be begun. The Commercial club could co-operate with the city council, the mayor and the board of public works to make life for the railroads In Hammond one round of misery until they finally capi tulated. Another problem that Is becoming more and more pressing In its need for solution is that of doing away with the obstruction of the Erie yards. Time was when Hammond was entirely on the western side of these yards and in fact was built up along just one end of them. At that time they did not interfere with traffic and no one cared how far out in the country they extended. But as time went on and the city grew in a southerly direction and all of the space between the yards and the state line was filled up, they began to ap pear as an obstruction. Gradually the population in its de sire to build residences on the high. able to play at Indianapolis owing to the wet field. Jones finds only one game listed for Indiana city and may leave for Dayton today. New England Breeders' association offers $50,000 purse for trotters to be contested for at Readvllle Aug. 24. ANNOUNCEMENTS. I will be a candidate for nomination for sheriff on the democratic ticket, subject to the decision of the demo cratic nominating convention, to be held May 2, at Gary. FRED S. CARTER. DEATH PREVENTS MARRIAGE. Fort Wayne, Ind., March 31. Miss Phoebe Ellison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ellison, whose expected marriage today at the home of Judge and Mrs. Newton W. Gilbert, Manila. P. I., was prevented by the death yester day of her betrothed. Earl Lee Tatum, of South Carolina, is a graduate of the University of Chicago, of 1892. She is a young woman of unusual accom plishments. Last summer she accepted a position as supervisor of mathemat ics In the schools at Manila, and she was welcomed to the home of Judge and Mrs. Gilbert, she made the ac quaintance of Earl Lee Tatum, In charge of the electrical engineering department of the Manila street rail way, under direction of the provincial government. He was a member of a leading family In South Carolina, and a young man of ability. Two months ago Mr. and Mrs. Ellison announced the engagement of the young people, and many congratula tory cablegrams were forwarded by friends. The bride-elect had her trous seau prepared In this city and Chicago, and it was sent to Manila in care of Lieutenant Colonel Frank French and wife and Miss Martha French of Bal timore; Miss French to act as brides Thursday, April 2, 1908. Organization to Take up dray land to the south, swept around the southern end of the yards and the territory in the vicinity of the Conkey plant has become populated.' From the north along State street the population swept in an easterly di rection and then was distributed around the northern end of these yards along Oakley avenue, Douglas street, Sohl street, and Calumet avenue. The next great movement of popula tion is sure to be along South Calu met avenue, and it will be only a ques tion of a few years when the yara which were once outside of the built up portion of the city will be com pletely surrounded by it. In this situation a serious problem Is presented to the people of Ham mond. Here is a municipality com pletely cut in two by Impassable rail road yards, the west side a mile and a half from the east side, although Hoh man street is but half , a mile from Calumet avenue. A viaduct is the first suggestion and a makeshift solution like that might at first seem to be the best way out of the difficulty, but Hammond can well afford to take the example of Gary and solve these problems for all time to come. Gary's faith has moved mountains. It has caused the Baltimore & Ohio to move several miles of their trunk line, the Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend electric line was induced to alter a mile of right of way for the conveni ence of the city. Four railroads have been Induced to elevate their tracks through a wilderness. Jf Gary can solve her big problems there Is no reason why Hammond can not do the same in the same masterful manner. It is not out of the realm of possibilities for the Erie Railroad company to be Induced to locate Its yards two miles southeast of their present location. The country land would be comparatively cheap and the acres the railroad would vacate in Hammond would be worth a fortune to the subdivider. There is little question that a com pany could be organized which would buy the same amount of acreage two miles outside the city, reconstruct the yards, shops and roundhouse in the new location and then make enough money from the sale of the lots in the vacated territory to pay a handsoma profit on the investment. The eastern and the western parts of the city could then be tinlted by a dozen cross street and Hammond would have at least one section compactly, built up as in other cities. - With men at the head of the Ham mond Commercial club who have a ca pacity for big things, who have the Imagination to see what should be done and the ability to execute their Ideas this city would prosper as never be fore. Few , people realize the fact that Hammond Is the most loosely built up city In the country. . There is Rob ertsdale five miles to the north, the north side separated from the south by the river; the east side, south of tho river, cut in two by the Gibson yards; the south side cut in two by the Erla yards; the southeast side split in twain by the Standard Steel Car company's plant, and Gibson accessable only by running a gauntlet of railroad tracks. The most important matter to Ham mond Is that of making its isolated neighborhoods more homogenous. Th first and most Important step should be the moving, ' bridging or tunneling of the Erie yards. Property values on the east side would advance 25 per cent with this problem solved. Tho value of the down town Hohman street and State street business locations would be increased 25 per cent if that great territory occupied by the Erie yards were open to settlement. There are other important problems which will from time to time offer themselves for solution, but the ques tion of what to do with the Erie rail? road yards is the paramount one now and must be solved one way or another In the future. maid. A few days ago Mr. Tatum was taken ill of smallpox, and he was re moved to ' the Isolation hospital. The bride-elect persisted in administering to his needs, and was with him when he died. Friends and relatives in this - sw r. x 4 , - i ( ' V Miss Ehoebe Ellison,4 city mourn with the bride-elect, and many comforting messages have been forwarded to the sorrowing girl.