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Thursday, May 7, 1903.
Day's Grist in Soutfe Chicago DIES "IN THE HARNESS" HIS EAZOR IN HAND. Barber Succumbs to Heart Failure "While Shnvinsr Patron. John L. Thomas, 56 years old, pro prietor of a barber shop at 6103 "Went- worth avenue, dropped dead while shav ing a detective yesterday morning. Thomas was drawing the razor across the face of the detective's face when he fell down upon the floor. The detective at once summoned the am bulance, but the man was dead when it arrived. Heart disease was thought to be the cause. EX-WORLD'S CHAMPION POOL PLAYER AT ROGERS. Charlie Weston Will Give Exhibition Shots and Demonstrate Fine Points of Game. Charlie Weston, the ex-world's cham pion pool player will be at Rogers pool rooms this evening where he will give exhibition shots and demonstrate the fine points of the game to its local fol lowers. Weston, 'who Is known the country over as the "Cowboy" pool player, re cently finished second in the tourna ment which was held at Recital hall. Although beaten out in the cham pionship series the cowboy showed that he knew something about the game. and it was only by poor luck on bank shots that he lost the game. w eston nas promised to stay over tomorrow evening If the attendance warrants It GET NEWS OF DEATH OF FORMER SO. CHICAGOAN. Word Received of Fatal Accident Harry Alton at Hoboken. to wora was received yesterday an nouncing tne aeatn or Harry Alton, a former South Chicago'resident and em ploye of the Illinois Steel company Three, years ago Alton left South Chi cago for Hoboken, New Jersey, where he has since lived. While working In a foundry there, he was caught between tne snarting wheels and ground to death before the eyes of fellow work men. ' The news of his death was received yesterday In a letter sent to Rudolph Hansen of Windsor Park, who was a close friends of the deceased. Alton in the letter told of his en gagment to a Hoboken girl, which now can never take place. The deceased was 26 years old and lived with his parents in Hoboken. Briefs. C. Schmalhaussen, 267 Ninety-second Street has rented the building at 9332 Cottage Grove avenue, to be used as a first-class saloon and liquor house. Mr. Schmalhausen is wel known all through South Chicago and has made a host of friends throughout the territory. The Athena club has announced an Informal May party for Wednesday evening, May 20, at Odd Fellows hall, Cheltenham. Grand march will take place at 9 o'clock. BURNHAM. Mabel Anderson visited friends In P.oseland Sunday afternoon. Mrs. By bee "of Chicago visited her mother, Mrs. Greenburg, one day this week. The Misses Elsie and Lizzie Jordan, Lucille Holt and Mable Anderson at tended the theater in Chicago, Saturday evening. j G. F. Eldred has just returned from i Chas. J. Simon fi Bro. Pawnbrokers 236 02nd St, So. Chicago All Bnslnea Strictly Confidential. HENRYQROSS Fainting and Decorating: PAINT, GLASS, WALL PAPER PAINTER'S SUPPLIiS 9033 Commercial Ave. Tal. So. Chicago 212 So. Chicago William A. Schoening Oeneral Contractor and Builder Fire Losses Adjusted Jobbing Promptly Attended to ICS 20 TORRENCE AVE., Chlcazo : Phone, South Chicago 480 CIIioet--Offle, 14S RmtiraM U South Chicago. PRANK FOSTER ATTOR.NET AT Ufftr. Boom 15, Commercial Block, 20s Commercial avenue, - Caleaaro, nt Beidenc 9120 Exchange avtnun. I SouthChicago 1 mioitiroo ninrnTnm6 IRWIN SISTERS South DeerlBs, IU E"trt-Claa 3etaurant, Oakery Good, Clears and Tobacco. ' Exclusive Aeenta Xo 4 5HBJ OKS COUNTY TIME . ' JiA All Chicago Fas en, - Michigban and reports everything pros perous there. Miss Mamie Poulln entertained a number of friends at her home on Pull man avenue, last ' Sunday evening, among whom were Misses Lillie and Albena Doe, Ella Hohny; Messrs. Carl Hohny, Fay Lamtnering, Gne Miles and Jack Hill. Several from Burnham attended Com panion lodge at Crane's hall last even ing. F. G. Meyfaith was a Hammond vis itor today. Mrs. Feak spent the afternoon with Mrs. Thatcher. W. E. Combs has returned to Gary. Mrs. "Walter Combs went to Chicago today. J. "VHneland of Englewood was a business visitor yesterday. STONY ISLAND. Mrs. B. F. Whitley of Collinwood, O., returned home yesterday after being here several days on business. J. W. Swartzeli was in South Chi cago on business yesterday. Messrs. Albert and Arthur Schwuds played, baseball in Valparaiso Sunday with a city team. The brothers have rentnttv Hahanded from the Cornell team of Grand Crossing. During the last few days the Nickel Plate railroad has been receiving cars of flah daily from the Western roads which ented Chicago. The fish are en route for New York and other East ern torts for the various steamship lines where they cross the ocean. August Ulrlch attended the meet ing of the Royal League at Parkside of which he is Archeon. Mrs. G. J. Miller Is on the sick list. Mrs. William Chanel was a South Chicago visitor yesterday. Albert Ford is leveling off his lot west Of his house and also fencing it. Mr. Ford exoects to have an ideal home this summer. Miss Ida Stephenson was a South Chicago visitor yesterday. James Harder of 1189 Ninety-third street is having his house painted. L. Jones Is working on the house of William Rati! o,f McFarland avenue. THE CIGAR IS LOADED Smoking a cigar yesterday came near costing the life of John Burofowski, Eighty-second street and Green Bay avenue. Some "Smart Alec" handed Burofowski a cigar and the man took it in good faith, think the fellow had Just received his week's pay and was feeling good. Going home he lighted the cigar. Hardly had he smoked ten puffs on the Havana when there was an explosion and part of the cigar, or rather some chemical In the cigar, shot down his throat, severely burning the thorax and larnyx. A physician was called and the injured man taken care of, and although he is improving It will be several days before he can partake of any kind of solid food as the entire lining of the throat has been burned raw. There is still a chance for blood poison setting in, but this is not considered probable by the phy sician who attended him. Burofowski can give no description of the man more than he was a young fellow and had dark hair. The man who gave him the cigar is supposed to be an employe of th Illinois Steel company, as Burofowski says the man came out from the plant. SEURTH .IS A SLEUTH Officer Henry Seurth of the East Side station in South Chicago, virtually pre vented a robbery last night which would have cost the East Side Team- ling & Express company In the neigh borhood. of $500. His timely appearance on the scene prevented this and resulted in a long and weary chase which was taken up by himself and several fellow officers, the chase however. belng futile as far as a capture of the thieves is concerned. About ten o'clock last night, as Officer Seurth was walking his beat in the neighborhood of One Hundred street and Ewing avenue, he noticed two men standing watch on the outside of the teaming office while another man was further down the street. He noticed that the office window was open and that a wheelbarrow was standing on the sidewalk beside the building. He had Just sized up the situation when one man jumped out of the office and the four of them ran down the street. turning into the Lake Shore right of way. The officer followed and fired his gun to make them stop but they were to far ahead of him for his gun to bo effective. He called for assistance from his station which was readily given him and with the four men on the trail of four burglars the chase lasted until after midnight. YOUR CHOICE Has Gome at Last! We Must Clean Oat Our Large Slock of Spring and Scanner Goods. We Need the Money and CAN Save Money for you. For the next thirty days $20 and $35 suits made for 1S.OO J. KAUFMAN, THE COMMERCIAL TAILOR, 9147 Commercial Avenue TWO CITIES ARE BROWING RAPIDLY Population of East Chicago and Harbor Astounds Enumerators. DETAILS NOT YET COMPLETED School Census Show That Both Places Are Growing With Rapidity. It Is estimated on figures returned by the census enumerators that East L-nicago ana Indiana Harbor have a combined population of something over 15.000. Superintendent Canine of the East Chicago schools is busy with the fig ures. He has been out of town for the past few days so ha3 not got down to details as yet, but these will be com puted as rapidly as possible, now that he is back. Details Not All In. The total number of "children" be tween the ages of six and twenty-one in East Chicago and Indiana Harbor is 3.089. Of these 1,803 are attributed to East Chicago while 1,286 are credited to the Harbor. Thus far the compara tive number of girls and boys has not been arrived at, nor have the other details been computed. Superintendent Canine says that conditions are so dif ferent in East Chicago and Indiana Harbor from those of other cities where the population consists more largely of families living In homes that the usual ration of children to be populated Is' not correct in this case A conservative estimate of the popula tion can be arrived at, declares Super lntendent Canine, by multiplying the number of children by five. The reason of this is that especially In Indiana Harbor there is such a large percentage of the residents who are single men that the usual rules of figuring does not apply. In Indiana Harbor there are many large boarding houses each con taining from fifty to 100 men who are either single, or if married have their families In the old country. According to Mr. Canine's figuring the population of East Chicago and In diana Harbor would be 15,445. BOARD HOLDS MEETING East Chicago Gratified to Hear of Land Com pany Donation. v ' The East Chicago board of education held a meeting last night at which George W. Ross manager of the East Chicago Lad company brought the glad tidings that his company would donate about twice aa large a lot for the new school building that is to be erect ed at Parish avenue and One Hundred and Forty-first street, as was originally intended. The site at first agreed on was 165x175 feet. Now a lot 256x200 feet Is offered, a telegram confirming this gift having been received yester- day from Robert E. Todd of Boston, president of the East Chicago company. The 256 frontage Is the entire width of one block. Architect J. P. Hutton of Hammond, was given Instructions to proceed with the drawing up of the plans and spec ifications for a thirteen room school building, to cost in the neighborhood of $50,000. Judge T. M. C. Hembroff was appoint ed by the board of education to draw up the deeds and attend to all the legal work that may be necessary in the building of the school and the transfer of the site. There seems. now 7io doubt that the sewer on the construction of which the East Chicago company made a con sideration in its gift of the school site! will be built, the city council having Instructed the city engineer to proceed with the plans and specifications for the same. The East Chicago company will bear the most of the expense in this connection as the company owns most of the land which will be benefited by the Improvement. WILL CLOSE MAY THE 10 Calumet Theater Sets That Day as iast of Its Season. Sunday, May 10. has been set for the closing of the Calumet theater, and Manager John Connors stated yester day that the season of 1907 and 'OS was one of the most successful years since he has been In the playhouse business After a two months close-down the theater will reopen with the regular two shows a week. Although there was the financial flurry this year, Man ager Connors says that it has not af- l fected his business In the least. "Deadood Dick's Last Shot" has been set for the last day of the season and this show will be given at the Calu met theater Sunday afternoon and evening. Manager Connors is making special plana for giving several extra features at the concluding perform ance so that it will remain a memor able one In the history of the Calu bAiiTsclAxj LOUNGE VALUE That CANNOT Be Surpassed This elegant Genuine Fabricord Leather Diamond Tufted Couch will fill a long felt want In your parlor or library; it Is very large ana roomy, has eight rows of hand made diamond tuitlngsr the high pillow effect is very handsome, the frame Is made of solid quarter- sawed oak, finished In a rich golden shade; the covering is very durable and is upholstered over a patent sanitary steel construction. The claw feet are handsomely hand carved. Special Bargain $1-4,75 91.00 Cash; 91.00 Monthly. In our enlarged ruff department we are showing over 300 beautiful patterns, ranging in price from 35 to SSS.OO. WE TRUST THE PEOPLE 9, 9Ii3-9135 Commercial Ave, South Chicago's .Leading Furniture Store. ALEX. ROGERS IS DEAD Prominent Woodlawn In surance Man Succumbs to Heart Failure. Alexander Rogers of "Woodlawn, and superintendent of the South Chicago division of the Prudential Insurance company, died yesterday at his home in Woodlawn, 11 Arcade Row, after an illness of a few days with heart dis ease. The deceased .was 50 years old and for the last twenty-five years had been connected with the Prudential In surance company, working his way up from solicitor to general superintend- nte of the Calumet region which com prises South Chicago, Harvey, East Side, Pullman, West Pullman, Burn side, Kensington, Roseland, Grand Crossing, Stony Island, Whiting, Indi ana Harbor, East Chicago and Ham mond. At the local office in South Chicago Mr. Rogers had fifty men under him and the position was a very important one. While not a South Chicago man, Mr. Rogers has spent the largest majority of his time here for the past five years and has a very extensive acquaintance through South Chicago and in fact the entire Calumet district. His death came as a shock to the of fice employes at South Chicago and for a time there waa quite a little commo tion in the office. Sam Heyfitz, as sistant to Hr. Rogers, will probably be placed In charge of this district owing to Mr. Roger's death. Deceased leaves a wife and two chil dren to mourn his death. The funeral arrangements have not vet been made. SOU OVER HORSE BITE - wa Mrs. iora seurtn vs. Adolph Hoock Causes Wide Interest. The case of Mrs. Flora Seurth vs. Adolph Haack, an East Side grocer, will come up next Monday before Judge Gemmil at the Michigan avenue branch of the municipal court. The case Is an important one and is causing con slderable talk throughout the East Side. On the afternoon of Dec. 26 Mrs Seurth was bitten on the shoulder by a horse which was attached to a gro cery wagon owned by Adolph Haack, a grocery man at 9913 Ewing avenue. Mrs. Seurth sustained serious Injuries and was confined to her home for over two months. For a time her life was dispalred of, but finally she was pulled out of danger by two local physicians. Mrs. Seurth is Just regaining the use of her left arm, which was paralyzed and she is thought to be on the road to rocovery. Smietanka and Paulka are represent ing the complainant, and Kruse and Peden will represent the defendant. A large number of friends have signified their intention of going down town to attend the trial. It the jobber stopped sending onf talesmen how Ions; would his business last? If yon stop advertlalns -well, $I475 WILL PROBABLY CLOSEJflKE SHOPS Enforcement of Sanitary- Rules Will Put Them Out of Business. With the posting of the order! reg ulating the sanitary condition of the bakery shops of Gary by Health Of ficer Dr. T. B. Templin, It Is expected that about half of the dozen hovels in which the manufacture of food takes place in this city will quit the busi ness. Drastic action was found to be necessary after the terrible condition of several of the places was discovered. It is expected that all of them will receive formal notice thisKveek. The rules and regulation which they will be compelled to live up to in the future are those recently passed by the legislature, which will br printed and distributed among the offenders of the provision and posted about town. Among the rules which all of them are breaking every day, in wWoletf or in part, and against the infraction of which Dr. Templin especially warns them, are: Some of the Rulea Broken. First. Every building, room or cellar, occupied or used as a bakery shall be properly , heated, lighted drained, plumbed and ventilated. Second. Floors, sidewalks, ceilings and fixtures shall be kept in a clean sanitary condition, and shall be plast ered or wainscoted and sealed with metal or lumber. The aides, walls, etc.. must be either lime washed or painted Third. The floors shall be imper meable and expectoration shall not be allowed. i ourth. No person is allowed to sleep where food products are made or where flour and meal Is stored. Fifth. All bakeries should be pro vided with wash rooms and laveratories in rooms separate to the .Bhop. Several of the bakeries in the south end, operated by foreigners, violate every one of the above provisions. With but one or two exceptions no sem blence of sanitation could be found The conditions were so revolting that they were at once reported to the town board which ordered the action which will be taken this week by Dr. Temp lin. The authorities believe that as a re sult many of them will be forced to close up their shops. Those who are producing food stuffs in certain build ings are barely able to make a living and will be unable to fix up suitable quarters in which to carry on the busi ness. Several of the foreigners have no floors in their buildings at all, and the walls are constructed like those of an ordinary woodshed and worse than a barn. In several Instances It was found that the foreigners slept In the ba keries and in one case a man was dis covered sleeping on the mixing board Itself. Some of the men employed in the shops were so dirty that the sight of them was revolting. In one In stance It was found that the flour was stored in a vacant stall In a barn In which horses were stalled on eacah side nd when a supply ran low a horse was frequently put in that place. The product of these shops Is con sumed almost entirely by foreigners. This fact accounts for the fact that but few complaints had been heard of the conditions which existed and which until lately had not been discovered. Suits 15.00 Trousers 4.00 up. This coupon toCT"'n bearer payment la Suit Club . THE RIVAL TAILORS, 308 92d St., South Chicago. OVERCOATS $15 UP. WHISKEY There is only one BEST TRY Old Steuben Bourbon (Straight Goods) and agree with us that it Is PERFECTION Steuben County Wine Co. Distributors, CHICAGO, ILLS. )1 Horses. Horses Horses We Always Have What You Want Horses, lares, Mules Suitable for all kinds of Wort BOUGHT AND SOLD Also Wagons and Harness AS Hones Eitcned and Shorn in Bar' cess Before Too Boy One of Uie Most Extensive Dealers In the Calamet Region Frank Arnold 8952 Houston Avenue SOUTH CHICAQO Pbone 1711 NOTICE! Calumet Optical Parlors have moved to 236 Ninety-Second St. DR. J. S. HERMANN, Oph. D. n 252-54 Ninety-Second Street. cor.aHouafon, SOUTH CHICAGO. Bring this COUPON Value $3.50 ToT" Purchase of $25.00 or up. The above Coupon ipo.ov. vve iaKc mis J 1 J 4. .1- I- irauuig stamps, which is Our way also serves as ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES. R O - ' "" ' v S ? L P g Igyg) Mm. 3 NT; T HI 111 IM It- fi meI ?? I I fir III ill Ml 9? Large massive extension table. Five bearing castors. 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