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THursdav, Mav 7, 1908.
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The Lrakze Oounty Times
' -Entered as second class matter June 28. 1806, at the postofflce at Ham
mond, Indiana, under the Act of Congress. March S. 1S7."
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4caatlea is taken to avoid misrepresentation.
THE TIMES' Is published In the best Interest ot the people and Its utterances
always Intended to promote the general welfare of the public at large. '
When one looks around him and sees the beautiful things of this earth;
; hears the glad voice of nature, comes In contact with the highest forms of
; civilization, such as the fine arts, music and books, It is Impossible to realize
that there has lived, we might say, at our very doors a woman, a creature
fashioned after the likeness of the Almighty, who was so shapen in sin and
Iniquity as to be guilty of the most horrible murders such as have been given
Tip by tha earth in LaPorte. That the city itself, one of the most beautiful
places in one of the grandest commonwealths In the greatest country in the
world should have housed such a hellish harpy, seems in Itself incredible. That
twelve human beings should have lost their lives inv Jie dwelling of such a
fernine vampire as the Gunness creature has proven to be, passes all under
Btanding. All the horrors of the dark ages cannot equal those yawning manure
covered "soft spots" giving up their rotting burdens of dismembered trunks,
mutilated limbs and boggart corpses. To think that strong men In their
prime and tender children alike, should have been sent Into eternity either
by a woman or with her knowledge is a horror from the pit of Acheron and
the realms of Pluto, and every good citizen of Indiana will praj that the
mystery may be solved by the LaPorte county authorities.
Now that the democratic county convention is over, the political sky is
decidedly clearer than it was a week ago. The groping In the darkness is
over. Lake county republicans, who were under the strain awaiting the out
come of the Gary convention, feel relieved to find the enemy in the open and
glad to find the election some months off, long enough to rally their forces
which were shaken up somewhat on account of the ominous sounds that were
emanating from the Garmy ambush now and then.
Lake county democrats are riding on the top wave, however, at present
owing to their stampede of Gary, Lake county's political battle-ground and
elded by the Industrial depression- in the northern part of the county, they
consider this a year for democratic victory.
The republican and democratic parties are at present in a state of mazy
action and .reaction, and as spring grows into summer nd summer into fall,
action on the one hand, and reaction In which the democrats are now triumph
ing, will resolve themselves into the same cycle of reaction and action, punct
uated by political" Impulse, regulated, however, In a great measure by the laws
of political economy, and continuing so in that round until election day, when
according to the present outlook the party that rides on the top wave will
sweep the county.
Taking the present perspective not forgetting a few glimpses into the
past when the campaign was in its infancy, the question that seems most
logical now is: "Which of the two parties can regulate its activities so as
to count on the phychological moment on that great day in November?
That is, from the best view point at present, the situation as regards the
county tickets in general, not forgetting the possibilities that are ever coupled
wlth them owing to the national election drawing near.
But there are a few men on both tickets, whom the fate of the whole
ticket will seemingly not effect, and there are democratic and republican
candidates both whose election at this time seems almost assured.
May 7
1665 The principle of the appropria
tion act adopted by the common
wealth and definitely established.
1812 Robert Browning, English poet,
born. Died Dec. 12, 1889.
1840 Many lives and much property
lost in tornado In Adams county,
1848 Edwin Warfield, former governor
of Maryland, born.
J873--Salomon P. Chase, chief Justice of
the United States, born. Died Jan.
13, 1808.
1904 The Japanese captured Feng-wang-cheng,
the Russians retreat
ing without giving battle.
Lord Roseberry.
The Right .Honorable Archibald
Philip Primrose, Earl of Roseberry and
former premier of Great Britain, was
born in London, May 7, 1847, the son
of the late Archibald Lord Dalmeny.
He received his education at Eton and
Christ Church college, Oxford, and suc
ceeded to his title -In 1868. He first
spoke in public in the house of lords
in 1871. when at the opening of parlia
ment he was selected by Mr. Gladstone
then prime minister, to second an ad
dress in reply to a speech from the
throne. This he did with great tact,
and evoked from Mr. Gladstone -a ref
erence to his extrordlnary promise. In
1874 Lord Roseberry was elected lord
record of Aberdeen university, and in
1880 lord rector of Edinburgh. In 1881
he was appointed under secretary of
state for the home department, and in
1886, in Mr. Gladstone's next govern
ment, was appointed secretary of state
for foreign affairs. Early In his ca
reer he said he had three ambitions
in life: To win the Derby, to marry
the richest heiress in England, and to
become prime minister. His ambitions
were fulfilled. In 1878 he married the
daughter of the great banker, Baron
Meyer de Rothschild. 'In 1894 he be
, .
Other Newspaper in Calumet Region.
came premier and a year or two later
he saw his colors win the race in the
great annual event at Epsom Downs.
"I am a democrat," say3 Yon Yon
son. That sounds familiar, Yon.
They haven't succeeded yet in shov
ing Jeff Davis into the tall timber.
Unkey Joe Cannon seems to be hav
ing his guns spiked one by one.
There's no telling what Dad Camer
on s cars wouldn't do if we didn't have
good telegraph poles for backstops.
near a lot
About platonlc love
But where did yu ever hear the words
Platonic hater
Somebody has got to come to the mid
die with a -snake story. Our snake
editor reminds us that It Is the open
season for snake stories.
The feminine Intellect simply
topples over at bank book balanc
ing. An East Chicago man says the doc-
Daily Round
After reading the Becker-Wolter
controversy one wonders what sort of
a come-back there Is going to be. If
you have a bicycle sell It then you
won't have It stolen from you. Best
fish story up to the hour ot stereotyp
ing the third paget A Massachusetts
man caught a ten-inch trout wrapped
in a five dollar bill which had evidently
been lodged in the brush through
which the trout was pulled in. Valpa
raiso Messenger please write. These
be the days when the flies come and
peer through the screens and laugh at
us. Every dog has his day, but the
trouble of It all is that it is not every
dog that knows when he's having it.
tor told him that he had a disease
that wasn't found in the dictionary.
He didn't look In the appendix, how
Hammond kid asked mother what
a prevaricator was. "Ask your
pa, Willie," retorted ma. "HE
Australia's only beast of prey is
called the dingo, or wild dog. There
were several of these dlngos broke
loose about 2 a. m. in Homewood this
a. m.
What has become of the old-fash
loned man who called a drink of red
eye a "snifter." Now this Is no miss
ing word contest?
South Chicago has also discovered
several dope fiends. S. Chi. doesn't
even propose to let Hammond be at
her in the naughty things.
An exchange tells a pretty good onet
"A London cabby was seated In a bar
room and drinking beer deliberately
after the manner of his kind. A
Scotchman entered, ordered a drink of
whisky, and swallowed it immediately,
He repeated his order and again drank
hurriedly. He ordered two more drinks
and eulped them down. The cabman,
amazed, at last broke out: "Beggln'
your pardon, governor, but why do you
take your drinks so sudden like?" The
Scotchman answered solemnly! "Why,
man, 16 years ago I accidently knocked
over a glass."
State headquarters for Hearst's In
dependence league have been opened
In Indianapolis. Charles F. S. Neal of
Lebanon is in charge. It is declared
that a full state ticket will be nomi
nated about August 1 and that con
gressional candidates will be nomi
nated in every district.
Mayor Becker's clash with City
Treasurer "Wolter has been the sensa
tion of the hour in politics, aiyJL some
unkind mutterlngs are heard, in which
the mayor has come in for a good
Attorney E. D. Brandenburg, ap
pointed by the republicans of Ham
mond as the custodian of the Standard
vote, is looking about to find an in
terpreter who speaks ten languages,
more or les3. John Papp, the demo
cratic councilman possibility, was
recommended to him, but Brandenburg
held up his hands in horror. "Back
up," he yelled. "I want this man to
take the republican vote at the Stand
ard." "The way I figure it out," said a
Hammond republican this morning, "la
that Sheriff Carter is going to get a
good many republican votes and Tom
Grant is going to get a good many
democratic candidates."
R. Carl Mlnton, legislative superin
tendent of the Indiana Anti-Saloon
league, has prepared a legal opinion
regarding the constitutionality of a
local option law, such as the one pro
posed by the republican state platform,
and showing a long line of opinions
by the supreme courts of Indiana and
other states tending to uphold legisla
tion of the kind.
Terre Haute, Ind., May 6. The
democratic committee of the fifth con
gressional district decided to hold the
nominating convention In Rockville.
The date had previously been fixed for
May 26. The joint representative con
vention for Vigo and Vermilion coun
ties will be held in Terre Haute, May
20, and the Joint senatorial for Vigo
and Clay will be held the same day,
also In this city.
Lander, Wyo., May 7. The republi
can state convention of Wyoming as
sembled here today to elect delegates
to the Chicago convention. It is ex
pected the candidacy of Secretary Taft
for the presidential nomination will be
adopted without opposition.
E. H. Gary Sees the Bright Side of the
Business Depression and Says Signs
Portend Retur n of Activity.
Judge E. H. Gary, formerly of Chi
cago, after whom Gary was named,
and now chairman of the board of di
rectors of the United States Steel cor
poration, the largest business organi
zation that was ever formed in human
history, is a thorough optimist con
cerning the financial and industrial fu
ture. He believes that conditions in
the business world are already normal,
with a few scattered exceptions, and
that these weak places will be
strengthened by natural causes very
Judge Gary does not expect a boom;
he does not anticipate so active and
prosperous a year as 1906 or the first
eight months of 1907, but he believes
that the business Interests of the coun
try are rapidly settling down into
healthy, wholesome conditions that
prices will be maintained and wages
will be continued, and that the de
mands for all products, both of the soil
and the factories, will afford a reason
able profit to all concerned In the pro
duction. There has been no period in
the history of the country or In the
history of the world when the financial,
commercial, industrial and transpor
tation interests were in such an en
couraging condition, and, although the
freight traffic has fallen off and a
great many cars and locomotives are
idle. Judge Gary says that a compari
son between the volume of business
handled today and that of five or three
years ago will show that the move
ment of commerce Is natural and en
couraging. There has been a consid
erable falling off from the enormous
traffic of 1907, but that was unreason
ably large, and 1908 will compare fa
vorably with any other year.
The prices of stocks are gradually
advancing, which shows that the con
fidence of the public In the great cor
porations is being restored. A seat on
the stock exchange was sold the other
day for Its full value; men who mort
gaged their homes and other real es
tate to raise cash to carry them over
the panic are paying off these obliga
Morning News
' House at Springfield adopts the Hill
report on state Institutions and author
izes its publication, but checks an at
tempt to drive out the merit rule In
the management of the institutions.
Delegates representing 3,000,000 mem
bers of the Methodist Episcopal church
begin their conference in Baltimore.
One of the greatest problems before
the American people is how to reform
the House of Representatives to make
it truly representative and abolish des
potic power of speaker.
Senator passes the Gallinger bill to
regulate child labor in the District of
Columbia, but makes important changes
in the measure.
Senate passes resolution Introduced
by Senator Foraker asking the Inter
state commerce commission why the
commodity clause is not being enforced.
House at Washington reaffirms its
position as opposed to the canteen at
soldiers' homes.
Chief Shippy's denunciation of the
methods of John M. Collins when the
former chief sought reinstatement as a
captain Is to be an important piece of
testimony in the Collins trial.
Governor Folk of Missouri is men
tioned as a possible compromise candi
date for President on the Democratic
Every healthy Chicago cow will wear
a tuberculosis test button, acordlng to
a new rule In the pure milk crusade.
Real estate board indorses bill be
fore the legislature authorizing - in
crease of city's bonded indebtedness.
Association of Commerce plans third
"good fellowship" rally at the Audi
torium hotel June 3. Leaders expect
active membership list soon to reach
Wheat starts firm, but reacts on fine
crop outlook; shorts In May corn made
uneasy by weather delays; cattle
steady; hogs lower; sheep steady.
Announced In Chicago that the Met
ropolitan Elevated Railroad company
has arranged to sell more of its bonds
to clear up its floating debt.
Wall street market retains Its
strength and further advances are
Traffic officials of western roads have
difficulty in devising plan to get
around opposition to increase In rates;
big shippers meet today to protest
against action of eastern roads.
Plans are under way to enlarge an
nual conference meet and to make it
a rival of the Pennsylvania games.
Big entry list from Chicago is as
sured for the Grand American handi
Louisville, Ky., May 7. The fifth trl
ennlel assembly of the General Society
of Colonial Wars will be In session here
during the remainder of this week,
with headquarters at the Hotel Seel
bach. Many visitors arrived today
from various points throughout the
country. Tonight there is to be a re
ception in honor of the delegates and
other visitors. r Other entertainment
features will be lunches, automobile
riaes, river excursions and a gra-,
oanquet. ..
tions, the banks are showing greater
confidence in their customers; the
wholesale trade in all lines of mer
chandise is resuming normal condi
tions; the spring trade in the retail
stores is as large as it ever was ex
cept In jewels and some other luxuries,
and the army of unemployed Is being
gradually reduced in numbers, because
nearly all the factories are now run
ning on full time to fill orders and
the demand for every form of manu
factured goods is becoming healthful
and natural. The drummers are all out
on their regular routes and they are
sending in the usual lists of orders in
most cases, showing that normal con
ditions have been resumed in the mer
cantile trade throughout the Interior.
Large enterprises t which were aban
doned or postponed are being taken
up again and are likely to be carried
out as originally proposed. Several
large loans have been recently nego
tiated on ordinary terms by corpora
tions, and the money will be expended
in the employment of labor and the
purchase of materials. All signs point
to a complete restoration of activity
and confidence, and Judge Gary is con
vinced that the remainder of this year
will be as prosperous to everybody as
could be expected in a presidential
"I don't know why It Bhould be so,"
said Judge Gary, "but the year of a
presidential election is seldom a good
year for business. Nevertheless, 1908
in my opinion wjll be up to the average
In every respect.
"For the near future much depends
upon the platforms and the nominees
of the conventions to be held by the
two great political parties during the
early summer of 1908. If platforms
should be adopted which are sound,
reasonable and conservative, and the
candidates to be selected are men who
have proved themselves to be honest
and wise and solicitous for the welfare
of the whole people, the effect on our
business will be of great and Immedi
ate benefit."
eari to Hear!
Copyright, 1908, by Edwin A. Nye.
Don't be in a hurry.
Modern haste Is often waste. Many
Ills, economic, moral, individual, come
of it Life may be too strenuous for
good results. The spirit of hurry, good
ia its place, causes friction, clashing,
Don't be in a hurry.
Many are in haste to get rich. They
patronize get-rich-quick schemes. They
speculate. Where one wins, a thou
sand, ten thousand, lose. There is only
one safe way to make money the old
fashioned way of honesty, industry,
economy. That way is slow, but it is
reasonably sure.
Don't be in a hurry.
Young persons get in a haste to be
educated. Education is a GROWTH.
Knowledge, experience, must not only
be digested, but assimilated. That re
quires time. It does not delay the boy
or girl to stop between terms to teach
school. Opportunity is given to put
into practice some of the things learned
in college.
Don't be in a hurry.
Some are In haste to make a reputa
tion, but reputation without character
behind it is worthless. And character
Is a GROWTH. Mushroom characters
will make mushroom reputations. You
will be taken for what you are. The
world will size you up. Build solidly.
Don't be in a hurry.
You cannot expect to get rich quick,
educate yourself in a day or build a
reputation on a flimsy foundation.
Don't be in a hurry.
Mind and body can only be strength
ened by DEVELOPMENT. That takes
time. Science has given it out that
RELAXATION is the secret of mental
and physical life. Nervous and mus
cular contraction Is wearing the hur
ried man to a frazzle. Therefore men
and women are excitable, frictionaL er
ratic; therefore the breakdowns, the
asylums. It Is the constant TENSION
of nerve and muscles. Relax frequent
ly. You will succeed better. You will
live longer.
Don't be in a hurry.
Suppose you get wealth. How will
you enjoy it or use it to the advantage
of the world if you are worn out, en
ervated, wrecked? Suppose you get an
education and, like Thomas Curran.
aged twenty, of the senior class of
Yale, '03, you receive your diploma on
your deathbed, having killed yourself
for a piece of sheepskin. Suppose
you gain a reputation for brilliancy and
give in exchange a well balanced, ami
able mind or a sound physique.
Don't be in a hurry.
Work steadily, sanely, surely. Hold
the even tenor of your way.
Don't be in a hurry.
Bead Th Times and tm newa.
1 7 Mil
The Indianapolis councilmen have
Indicated clearly that they will op
pose the building of a municipal build
ing which ia not in keeping with the
city's greatness. Civic prde is rife and
many thing $1,000,000 not too much.
A committee appointed by the post
office department in Washington came
to Indianapolis yesterday for the pur
pose of testing a device for catching
and delivering mail at stations where
trains do not stap. It was invented by
Postmaster Owen of Noblesvllle.
State Factory Inspector William E.
Blakely went to Fort Wayne yester
day to begin his investigation of the
New Avellne hotel fire in which eleven
lives were lost. A high wind today
threatened to blow down some of the
walls of the ruins.
In the excitement of secaping from
the New Aveline hotel In Fort Wayne,
the hair of Oscar H. Rudloff of Mil
waukee turned white. Mr. Rudloff
was so nervous that upon his arrival
at the Vlncennes hotel he Insisted in
sleeping on a couch In the lobby.
The destruction of the Dupont pow
der mills at Fontanet resulted in the
wrecking of Union No. 101. After the
explosion the members ceased to work
and Robert Woods is plaintiff in a
court petition asking for a divison of
$1,500 In the treasury.
Because the city of Huntington did
not prevent the overflow of Rabbit
Run, a small creek which runs thrbugh
that place, several of the citizens are
suing the city for damages which
amount to several thousand dollars.
Washington, D. C, May 7. Vice
President Fairbanks will leave here
Saturday for Chicago, where he will
participate in the dedication of St.
Stanislaus parochial school Sunday.
He will not get back here until Tues
day. Senator Hemenway introduced Capt.
Stone, of Booneville, to the president
The House committee on military
affairs today recommended the reap
pointment of Judge E. P. Hammond,
of Lafayette, aa a member of the
board of managers of the national sol
diers' homes of the country.
Fassit A. Cotton, superintendent of
public instruction of Indiana, is here.
William H. Long was today appoint
ed postmaster at Oregon, Clark county,
vice S. Long, deceased.
Representative Chaney today rec
ommended J. S. Randal for postmaster
at Farmers, and Dan Griffiths for post
master at Dugger.
Sumter, S. C, May 7. This city is
filled with visitors to an extent seldom
witnessed here before. First and fore
most among the attraction is the an
nual convention begun today by the
South Carolina division of the Travel
ers' Protective association, which has
attracted delegates from all the chief
cities of the state. Another substan
tial contribution to the crowd is the
large number of farmers who have come
to hear the address of Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson. Both the agricul
turists and the traveling men will re
main In the city two days and plans of
an elaborate character have been made
for their entertainment.
If you can truthfully any that TIIO
TIMES la a good newspaper, plea say
to to a friend and set bin to ubaeribe.
Cand idates
Joe S. Miller of Wabash College haa
written a play entitled, "The Ring Can
didate" which will be presented by
the seniors during commencement
week. This will be in addition to the
Greek play which will be given by tha
students of Greek.
It is probable that there will ;b ; a' '
fight in the Howard circuit court over
the awarding cf the $500 reward which
was offered by the county for the ap-
prehension of Worley Osborn. Thera
have been four applicants for the re
ward. "I was protecting your own flesh
and blood" was the reply Chief of Po
lice McWheeny of South Bend gave
when Councilman Folsom demanded
furiously the details of a raid he had
made on a gambling house.
After working for five years as at
day laborer in gravel pits, clad in male
attire and drawing a man's wages,
Martha Pring, of Flint, age 22, ran
away from home to Lafayette. Her
father tried to compel her to return
home but the police interfered.
Two boys who live on a farm near
Owensville tried to frighter their
father by pinning a "night rider"
warning on the door. He suspected
them and left a note on the door in
viting them Into the barn the next
Eleven of the townships in Mont
gomery county are dry. The only one8
which are still wet are Union, con
taining, Crawfordsville and Clark con
taining Ladoga, two of the largest
cities in the county.
G. E. Hicks Returns to South
Bend From Crown Point.
- South Bend, Ind, May
Superintendent George E. Hick
of the Indiana Anti-Saloon
League returned today from
Crown Point. As a result of his
work Calumet Township, In
which Gary, lad., Is located,
will be dry. Mr. Hicks says
his experience Is that it Is much,
easier to win a temperance
fight In a city full of saloons
than It Is to score a victory In
a town where there are only a
few bars.
Former President 111 at Lake-
wood, N. J., of Indigestion.
Lnkewood, X. J., May 6. In
order that the public may daily
be kept Informed of the oondl-
tlon of former President Cleve-
land, who Is suffering from an
acute attack of Indigestion, an-
nonncement was made by Mrs.
Cleveland tonight that a state-
ment would he- issued each night
through the Associated Press
giving the desired Information
regarding Mr. Cleveland's pro-
gress. The Ktntenient tonight
from Mrs. Cleveland Is getting
along nicely and Is gaining
rapidly. Dr. Joseph B. Bryant,
Mr. Cleveland's physician, re-
turned here from Sew York to-
day to attend the patient. A
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