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THE. TIMES. Thursday, June 4, 1908- The,; JLalc County Tirne3 CJCLCDINQ THE SOUTH CHICAGO TIMES EDITION AND THE GARY SGYX-S-J INC TIMES EDITION. EVENING NEWSPAPERS PUBLISHED. V BY THE LAKE CODNTT PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY. J "Entered as second class matter June 28, 1906, at the postof-ce at Ham mond. Indiana, under the Act of Congress, March 3. 1879." - MAIJT OFFICES HAMMOND, END. TELEPH O SES HAMMOND, 111112 ' WHITING, 111 EAST CHICAGO, 111. INDIANA HARBOR, 111 SOUTH CHICAGO, 310 SOUTH CHICAGO OFFICE IIOOM 15, UXCOLN BUILDING. TELEPHONE, 2SS. FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVESPAYNE YOUNG. T50 MARQUETTE BUILDING, CHICAGO. B10 POTTER BUILDING, SEW YORK. TEAR 09 HALF TEAR INGLE COPIES... ONE CENT Larger Paid Up Circulation Than Any CIRCULATION tj fs CjS YESTERDAY I 9 C3J CUMULATION BOOKS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION AT AUU TTMES. TO SUBSCRIBERS Reader- of The Times are requested to Iwr the man-xe-aeat by reportln any Irregularities la ditlUertafi. Communicate with the Circulation Department, or telephone 111. COMMUNICATIONS. THE TIMES will print all commnnlitio en -abject- of general interest t the people, when each cenmunleatlna are aigited by the writer, hut will reject all communications not signed, no matter what thel merit, Thla pre caution Is taken to avoid misrepresentation. THE TIMES Is published In the bst always Intended to promote the areneral GET READY FOE THE TWENTY-SEVENTH. ON THE 2STH OF THIS MONTH. Hammond will turn the keys of the city ; over to hundreds of fraternity men whose ranking In Masonic circles is of the highest Many of the most prominent men in Indiana and Illinois Mystic Shrine circles will pay their first visit to Hammond. During the past year the city has been the Mecca for various secret orders that have held conventions here and the city has not obtained the favorable advertising thereform that it might have, done had more warmth been put In the welcome. The coming shrinefest will' be the biggest . fraternal event ever held In Hammond. The street parade will be, an event of such magnitude that citizens have but little conception of It. " It is-up to Hammond to get ready for the entertainment of her guests. , Of course,, there i3 no reason why the city authorities should do more for the Masonic fraternity than there is any other, but the business men and citi zens in general ought to show their appreciation of the big advertisement it will be for Hammond. THE PASSING OF JOHN PAPP. WHEN JOHN PAPP CAME TO Hammond a year or so ago, he wa3 em ployed as a barber and some one in jest suggested to Mr. Papp that ho run for alderman in the- Standard Steel Car district. Fate favored him for a short time ago, after he had mingled with the foreigners at the settlement, the city Was redestricted and Papp was made an alderman. Whether he lost his balance or not is unknown, but his ' ascent to fame was cut short. He has been involved in a number of petty Imbroglios and recently dis tinguished, himself by starting a spite suit against one . of his constituents and bursting with his own Importance in court. A -jury decided agalnst(Papp -and he left the court room a sadder and wiser alderman. It doesn't .always pay to get too far away from the ground. There are some men- in- this world 'who can't get up on a ladder without either knocking the ladder down or breaking a rung. In that case it would seem that it were better to stick to the barber business,, for it is a clean, honest trade. LAKE COUNTY FLIRTING WITH VOTING MACHINES. 1 THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of Lake county are seriously considerering the advisability of installing voting machines in Lake county, and estimate that it will mean a saving of $3,000 for each election. At this rate the machines will pay for themselves in three or four elections. This would cut the number of precincts in Lake county from 60 to 30. It will en able the voting to be finished TTy 3 o'clock In the afternoon and counted in five 'minutes Voting machines will eliminate crookedness and illegal balloting. They have been proved to be an enormous success in the central and south ern counties. The expense is a modicum ome some day. Taxpayers as a rule, seem to be in favor of the innovation. The modern business man, the man of pfjgress, who wants to see Lake county thp. hpst. will certainly be glad of the change. With the bulky election boards now in use, there is entirely too , get iri the front rankst "THIS DATE IN HISTORY. Jnne 4. 5638 Portocarrero, the celebrated vice roy of Mexico and Peru, born in ,: Madrid. Died in Loma, Sept. 22, 1705. .' 1738 George III. of England born. Died Jan. 29, 1820. 763 Indian massacre at Fort Macki naw, Mich. 1790 Independence declared , by Bel , giaii provinces. 1305 Treaty of peace concluded be tween United States ond Tripoli. 1823 -United States frigate Fulton blown up at New York; between f 30 and 40 persons killed. 1862 Fort Pillow, Tenn., evacuated by General Beauregard. 1335 Ferdinand Ward of the suspend ; ed firm of Grant & Ward, indicted. 1S88 Electrical death bill signed by ; Governor Hill of New York. : THIS IS MY 65TII BIRTHAY." Charles Conrad Abott. T Charles Conrad Abbott, noted as a naturalist and archaeologist, was born June 4, 1843, at Trenton, N. J. In 18S5 he was graduated from the ' medical department of the University of Penn sylvania; but has never practiced his profession. He served as a private In ,tho Union army, and for a brief period previous .to 187.2 he was, engaged as a manufacturing chemist. - Since that time he has devoted himself wholly to scientific , pursuits. He has many dis coveries In local zoology to his credit and he has . also written many books on archaeological and bilogical sub Jects. As an assistant of the Peabody museum of archeology and ethnology. h discovered irrefutable evidences of the one time presence of man in Dela ware valley early in, if not previous to, the glacial period. Not There Is the Source. The man who gets his optimism on of a bottle might as well continue U look on the dark" side, Other Newspaper in Calumet Region. --- . Interest of tha people and Its ntteran welfare of the public at large. and the voting machine is bound to much politics and petty graft. Let U3 RANDOM THINGS AND FLINGS The weather has been so disgrace ful'of late that even if you had the heavy ones on you wouldn't, be com forlable. WE SIGH AND SLAVER ABOUT OUR SORROWS AND TROUBLES, BUT THOSE WHOM FATE HAS REALLY DEALT A KNOCKOUT BLOW, SIMPLY SLUMP DOAVN INTO SILENCE AND ARE STILL. BONES We didn't say anything about a sham-battle. We satd a ham-battle. Billing-agate and Soul-Saving. "Billy" Sunday, the former baseball player and now the star rapid-fire clergyman-rapper of the country, de livered another tirade in Pittsburg yes terday in "which the ministers see themselves as the Rev. "Billy" sees them. "Stiffs," "salary quacks," "grafters," and "fudge-eating molly coddles" are some of the things the ministers are that they didn't know about before. This may be effective arugment In some places, and with a certain class of people, but such bil lingsgate never saved a soul. If one desires to be amused, there are vaude ville performances, circuses, theaters and various other places where he may get what he wants, and It will be of a much more refined variety of amuse ment than that furnished by the Rev. "Billy." It would be thought, in the ear t to Heart Talks. By EDWIN A. NYE. Copyright, 1908, by Edwin A. Nya. OFF THE TRACK. The limited goes sixty miles an hour. In the smoker men joke and play card and tell risque stories. The day coaches are crowded and comfortless. The heavy sleepers as they sway to and fro make only a gentle rocking for the peo ple who chat and read and nap. Crash! Engine and cars and flesh and blood are ground, up together in a shapeless, horrid mass. Off the track! So goes humanity's train. Hero is a boy who got to running on a fast sched ule. He began by pilfering his father's tilL As he grew older he made faster time. Down grade he goes. And soon comes the crash. Newsboys cry a mur der and a suicide. The crowd halts for a moment His friends murmur, "I never thought he was so bad." A young man is Off the track. A young girl thinks her mother is too slow for these record breaking times. Mother is "old fashioned." The girl goes to places her mother has warned her she should not frequent. The bloom is brushed from the fruit Bru tal appetites lust after it One day a brazen, drunken creature, cursing and shrieking, is loaded into the patrol wagon. A woman is Off the track. A man gets in a hurry to be riclu Hi3 father went slowly, carefully, suc cessfully, but father's methods will not do. "What's the use of moiling and toiling when a quicker way may well do the business? So-and-so has spec ulated . successfully.. Surely. 1 . am as shrewd as he." A pistol shot! A man the track. Why did the train go off the track? It may be the rails were too light or the curves too sharp or the equipment poor. Slower locomotion might have prevented accidents. Sixty miles an hour was too fast. But the rival line is scheduled at that. Our train must get in on time. Open the throttle. Shovel the coal. What matters if we do go Off the track? Our age is a rapid one. Business, society, goes at a sixty mile clip. Rath er than be sidetracked for a time men will drive their trains into the ditch. Many of them ran wild. There are frequent collisions and wreck3 innu merable by getting Off the track. Look out, thriving but ventursesome merchant and reckless young woman and gay young man. The race is not to the swift alone. Put on the brakes. Slow up or before you know it you will be Off the track. light of recent performances, that min isters would be rather chary about bill ing the Rev. Ex-ball star. Lafayette Courier. What Shannon and his imitator Sharp will say about this editor will be interesting. Probably if Senator La Follette's liver hadn't bothered h'!n he would be talking yet It Is said that the reason money is so scarce Is be cause borrowing men are so plentiful. W don't like to have June think that she simply has to be as wet as May was. OUR OWN DICTIONARY. DIPLOMAT, n. A man who can tell a girl that she has too much talcum on her fact? without making her mad. Prof. Hill of Hammond, who had 1,400 people try to get into the Lake county oratorical contest after all the seats were given out, could doubtless give Mr. New a few pointers how to handle the plaint3 over seats for the republican convention. The lovely young creature who Is built about a bone has at least come Into her own. The Cleveland Plalndealer says the straw hat can't be held back mu,ch longer. The Plalndealer man doesn't live In this corner of the state, how ever. DONT BE FRETTED BY THE MAX WITH THE "GROUCH. HE'S A XUISAJTCE BUT HE IS HIS OWN PUN ISHMENT. Dog days will soon arrive In Lake county and mayhap there will be dogs and mayhap there won't, but more probably mayhap there will. UNITED COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS TO MEET. Lancaster, Pa., June 4. Preparations are complete for the entertainment of the fifth annual convention of th Pennsylvania division of the United Commercial Travelers, which will begin a two days' -session here tomorrow. An attendance of about three hundred delegates, representing all parts of the i state, is expected. ' , OP AMD DOl ifilAfJA A nrttton was created today with the- annminef nicnt by tho atore-. tary of Kr Kt4t jmn.Jin As sociation of llo.mUstton which is confirm.! W "the, dtrHHr, that thera are JrrrnulnrlUd- In tt aooounts ot Harry A, AxtfU, a former secretary of tho association, amount Ins; trt -oins-thtng ltko J3s,ooa, To meet this amount Axtotl ha turned over all his property, amnttnllna to about 122,000. While trl HUne ami Pari Ifatta. haugh, nine nnd nineteen yearn old re pectlVrly. fcrere nohlna- in iUihlniut creek, at ttie oM v(er Will et of HI oomflvut yeiry,i- the found a la rgro rainth f(stonr.t ttPtpott A loir of the imlMftm nnd n etunf. It had n Into thp-tran ituitnw the recent ru htg:h wat-r, and a tno water receded, w as unable to set lme lndlinnolli deloeiHe iloenalr of re vering an or ife noises and rlsa said have been Moleu uv ttoheft tf. Green. e Montgomery unty hanker, who undrr arrest !ero charged with ro ateallnfir, tteMlve Frank Hun an ha returned front t'hiio to which aco lm traced nine ot the horses. A mock tepubMcan national conven- on will be held In the eolieffe irym- aslum of Indiana University at Bloom- gton today under th auspices of the neoin ibruo and the Jackson club. rranjfements were made by a meet ( the chairman of ail the state dele gations and Fred It. Johnson of Rich- m m ona, chairman or the national com Utee. The number ot delegates will be one-third that of the regular con vention. Elks from fifty-three Indiana towns assembled at Indianapolis yesterday In the first session of the Indiana state reunion. The sessions will close to night. Evansvllie and Elwood dele gations each are waging a vigorous campaign to obtain tho next annual convention. Enthusiasm was the main feature yesterday, and indications point to the most successful state meeting ever held. Because mischevious boys and curi ous women have been anxious to spy on the actions , of the Odd Fellows' goat. Odd P'ellows of Crown's corners IN POLITICS The Hammond Democratic club will hold Its regular monthly meeting this evening In the democratic headquar ters in Huehii. hall. Joseph DIckman, the furniture doc tor, has one of the brightest little girls in the city, says the Rushvllle Demo crat. Little Miss Dickman is only two years old but she can talk a great deal plainer now than most children when they are a year or two older. One of the latest things she has been taught to do is to shout for "Marshall, Hall and Bryan," and to say that she can do this properly is not making any mistake. Just now tho Lake county republi cans many of them at least who get into state conventions are ransack ing their wits in order to figure out how they can get into the republican convention at the Coliseum next week. It Is quite probable that no fewer than twenty-five from Hammond will bo there. All the townships have had their conventions now and have put full tickets in the field. Some of th most interesting politi cal contests of the year, involving the governorship in two states and also two seats in the United States senate. will be brought to a close this week by the state primaries in Georgia, Iowa and Oregon. The announcement of Senator Piatt's intention to retire at the end of his present term has already brought forth numerous aspirants for his toga. Among those who are receiving men tion as his successor are ex-Governor Black, ex-LIeuptcnant Governor Wood ruff, Representative Fassett and E. H. Butler of Buffalo. Secretary Root and Secretary Cortelyou are also spoken of, but very guardedly. Considerable speculation is rife in Wisconsin political circles as to who will succeed former Congressman Bab cock as national committeeman for the state. Speaker Herman I Ekern, personal representative of Senator La Follefte and one of his principal or ganizers, is mentioned for the honor, though as yet he has made no "active bid for it. Alfred T. Rogers, law part ner of Senator La Follette, Is also spoken of. Senator Samuel D. McEnery, who has Just been re-elected by the Louisiana legislature, has been a member of the senate for the past ten years. He is a native of Louisiana and received his education at the United States naval academy and the University of Vir ginia. He is a lawyer by profession and prior to entering the senate he served his state in the offices of lieu tenant governor and governor. In 1S97 he was chosen to succeed Hon N. C. Blanchard In the senate. One of the most conscicuous charac ters to attend the democratic national convention at Denver next month will be Congressman M. R. Denver of th near Huntington,, have named a com mittee to confer with Prosecuting At torney George M. Eberhart to see whether something can be done to pro vide the goat with a more favorable exercise grounds. Tho Y. M. C. A. membership contest at Sooth Bend closed last night, when a final count was made, showing 1,222 members added. The contest began May 3. Under the direction of Ralph florrls, leader ot the "Greens" and Herbert Warner, of the "Reds," tho canvass started; 1,000 members being the detdred number. The contest waged with enthusiasm until the close. Charles Harrison, 40 years old, a patient In the Longclift Insane hospital at Loisransport, committed suicide dur ing the night by cutting his throat with a case knife, which he found in the yard of the Institution. He leaves a widow at Elkhart. Another in sane patient In the same bed slept peacefully while Harrison bled to death. At a Joint meeting of the committees representing the faculty, students and citizens In Downey Hall at Greencastle, arrangements were made for the re ception of Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes when he arrives from Baltimore to morrow afternoon on the Vandalia at 1:20 o'clock. At a special meeting of the County Council $1,000 was vlted to employ an expert to audit the records of Monroe county. In the resolution adopted it Is stated that the treasurer's and audi tor's balance sheets disclose overdrafts covering ten years In amounts aggre gating more than $22,000. The Grand Grove of Indiana, United Ancient Order of Druids, holding its forty-eighth annual session Red Men's Hall in West Indianapolis, will elect officers for the ensuing year at the morning session today. The busi ness of the meeting will be brought to a close by the installation of officers in the afternoon. The Seventh District convention of the Indiana Bankers' Association will meet tomorrow at the Tremont hotel In Wabash. J. R. Enley, cashier of the First National Bank of Hunting ton, will preside. sixth Ohio district, who will be one of the delegates-at-large from the Buckeye state. Congressman Denver is the only eon of the late General James W. Denver, in whose honor the city of Denver, Colo., was named. After going through the civil war, General Denver held several important govern ment posts in the west, and in 1857 was appointed governor of the then extensive and turbulent territory of Kansas. It was while in that office that the city which bears his name was founded. THE CREAM OF THE Morning News Cancer no longer Incurable is the announcement made at the convention of the American Medical association. Living Venus as a corset model is so attractive to delegates to the medical convention that their wives cause her to be replaced by a manikin. Police Lieutenant Smith, censor of moving pictures, tells how properly to edit Shakespeare. That Congressman Lilley was pic tured by his physician as near sui cide because of the charges he made, is the statement of Congressman Boutell. Citizens' Association fires broadside of questions at aldermen, asking views on controversy between sanitary dis trict and council finance committee. Rev. W. A. Quayle, newly elected bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, returns from Baltimore and prepares to take up new duties. Judge Grosscup declares it improper for Judges or other public officials to solicit or receive gratuities from rail roads or corporations, although he had seen no harm in doing so in former years. Man Jumps from liner in midocean, resists all efforts to save himself and finally lets himself sink. Children in East Side schools in New York found to be suffering from hunger and means are taken to provide relief. Paying teller of New York bank, see ing discovery of $9,000 shortage in evitable, goes into cellar, writes con fession and shoots himself dead. Drain of lawsuit with Hearst 13 so great as to exhaust Mayor McClellan's salary receipts and about $75,000 In addition. President Roosevelt by good horse manship saves himself from serious In Jury when an unbroken animal rears and falls with him into Creek. Maryland Democrats in convention in Baltimore pick delegates to Denver, but give no instructions. All candidates for governor on the democratic ticket have been invited to attend the state committee meeting. Anti-Dreyusards made a demonstra tion when the remains of Zola are taken to the Pantheon in Paris. Corn leads grain list; receipts light and weather . unfavorable. Cattle, higher; hogs, slightly lower; sheep', lower. New York stock list is dull and lower. Vanderbilt lines show well. Benjamin Thomas resigns from presi dency of the Chicago and Western In diana and Belt Railway of Chicago, be cause of criticism of his work. CONGRESSMAN RENOMINATED. Bryan, O., June 4. Democrats of the fifth district in session here today chose delegates to th national convention at Denver and renominated Congressman T. A. Ansberry for another term. Read The Times and sret the new. Taft Manager Arrives m Cnicago. Jkp- t Wv f ' P J r - . ; v , ' 34-- 1-KS& v I ' ' ' r, ' l - , I . o'a1 r ''til " ? - , s v - t no 7 , i'v ' hlli.es claim thek will defeat tift (Continued from page one.) Pledged to other candidates 227 Unpledged delegates 169 Contested seats 192 Pledged to Cannon 192 Pledged to Fairbanks 46 Pledged to Hughes 32 Pledged to Foraker 2 Pledged to Knox 68 Pledged to La Follette 25 Point Out Taft Mistakes. The allies' managers point out that Hitchcock's table shows several Inac curacies on the face of It. For In stance, the Taft manager puts In his list of unlnstructed delegates the twenty-two delegates from Alabama, and then figures them also in the total of contested delegates. He also in cludes in his instructed list two dele gates from Arkansas whose seats are contested. All ten seats from Florida are con tested, but these aro also figured in the Taft column of instructed dele gates. The eighteen sats from Louis iana are also contested, but they are placed in th list of Taft Instructed delegates. The same plan is followed in the tabulation with respect to contests in Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. All told, Mr. Hitchcock, in his table, claims for Taft a total of 146 dele gates whose seats are involved in the contests. Deducting these contested seats from th column of delegates claimed to be Instructed for Taft 517 it would leave but 361 votes, or 130 short of the majority required to nomi nate, which is 491. Deducting the 146 from the total claimed to be for Taft, by Instructions, pledges, or declara tions 584 the secretary is left 438 votes, or fifty-three short of a major ity. Since Mr. Hitchcock compiled his fig ures, the allies point out, th con tests have increased from 192 to 229, and that involved in several of these contests are delegates claimed to be in the Taft band wagon. Says He'll Get Enough. But Mr. Hitchcock replies that he expects to get the lion's share of the contested seats after the national com mittee has completed its hearings. "It is hardly to be expected," he said, "that the allies will get all of the 229 contested places. In the first place the national committee Is com posed of men who are eminently fair, and who stand high throughout the country. They will decide these con tests on their merits, and by so doing Secretary Taft will be found to have been regularly Indorsed by a large ma jority of the conventions whose de liberations are questioned before the committee. "Then there are the unlnstructed delegates to be considered. Not less than 100 of these delegates will be found in line for the secretary when the roll Is called. Even If the contested seats were all given to th,e allies we would still have enough votes to nomi nate Mr. Taft on the first ballot." Leaves Out Contested Seats. In the table prepared by Mr. Kealing the contested seats are not consid ered in the list of delegates at this time, and there are 229 of these, "It will be found," said Mr. Kealing, -. -i if T - ..Jte. ,.ifr,i i,rif llil'l MB-Ma-i "that when these contests are aired Secretary Taft will fall far short of the strength his friends claim for him." In Mr. Kealing's table the two dele gates from Alaska are not figured in th list of delegates pledged to any candidate. This is the only case, how ever, with the possible exception of one contest down in Georgia, where the figures seem to be inaccurate. There is a contest for the two seats from Alaska, but it Is merely a fight for control of the organiaztion, both sides being for Taft. In one of th Georgia districts there is a contest be tween Foraker and Fairbanks dele gates, so that, whichever set is seated, the allies will gain. In the tabulation of the Illinois voto also Mr. Kealing gives Speaker Cannon but thirty instructed delegates, but credits him, under the head of dele gates in the anti-Taft column, with fifty-two votes and two for Taft, which is correct. How Kealing Figures Vote. The Kealing table, giving the fore cast by states, and supported by the other anti-Taft leaders, is as follows: 3 S1 5 J C2 O C Pr-S0 CO O 5 i?s 2 q- States ? : : ST S" ? o 3 . . t . . t- - . o : : : : & Alabama ...22 Alaska 2 Arizona .... 2 Arkansas ..18 California ..20 Colorado ...10 Connecticut 14 23 2 2 2 12 20 12 20 10 10 10 10 4 4 2 2 2 4 6 2 10 2 Delaware . . 6 D. Columbia 2 Florida 10 Georgia 26 Hawaii .... 2 Idaho 6 Illinois 54 Indiana ....30 Iowa ...... .26 Kansas 20 Kentucky ..26 Louisiana ..18 Maine 12 Maryland ..16 Massachus's 32 Michigan ..28 Minnesota ..22 Mississippi .20 Missouri 36 Montana ... 6 Nebraska ..16 Nevada 6 N. Hamp. ... 8 N. Jersey... 24 N. Mexico... 2 New York 78 N. Carolina. 24 N. Dakota.. 8 Ohio 4C Oklahoma ..14 S 16 6 2 i6 20 16 30 52 22 30 30 .. .. 10 10 .. 16 20 16 ' 6 12 12 23 22 2 2 .. 8 13 6 12 .. ..4 4.. .. 20 32 .. 5 8 .. 4 "i i 4 4 6 .. -6 6 .. 6 8.. .. 19 24 .. 50 74 28 !"! .. .. .. 2.0 2 2 'i 2 2 10 67 67 "i "l 2 6 8 .. 6 8 10 12 20 22 26 26 6 6 16 16 4 8 36 36 2 2 Oregon 8 8 Pennsyl. ... 68 Philippines.. 2 2 Porto Rico. .2 R. Island... 8 .. S. Carolina. .18 S .Dakota... 8" 8 Tennessee .24 Texas 36 .. Utah 6 .. Vermont ... 8 Virginia ...24 2 Wash'ton ..10 10 W. Virginia. 14 14 Wisconsin. . .26 1 Wyoming ... 6 6 2 2 8 22 10 14 1 6 25 25 Totals ..9S0 319 359 212 392 220 229 Office Building Map. One of New York's big buildings not only presents tho usual directory of tenants' names, but it also shows .on the main floor a diagram of each floor so that visitors, instead of wan dering around bewildered in the maza of corridors, can readily locate the particular room they are looking for. A WANT AD WILL HELP YOU SELL YOUR FURNITURE TO PRIVATE BUYERS, . e if H I I 1 r'