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Tuesday, June 9, 1908.
B THE '-TIMES. SEVEN YEAR OLD TRAIN FLIPPER DEAD Steve Bufalla Dies at His Home in Whiting After Accident. Course Through Lake and Porter Counties Will be One of the Longest and Most Difficult of the Four. HIS CHUM WATCHES AFFAIR ' 1 "" " 1 - '- " " 1 " "" " - ' " "' ' ' " '" I Some of the Interesting Figures in Preconvention Proceedings I GOIIGISE STOHY TOLD PMSfh BY FACTORY FtGURES L. ..W ' - TY WW! n VKr K"!&:Xf$& - Tries to Pull His Companion the Train and Steve Falls Under Cars. Off Pullman Car Works Em playing 5,000 Men Two-Thirds Force. STEEL MILLS PICKING UP Hailroads Are Preparing to Eepair ' and Improve Rolling Stock Will Create Orders. -'Many people in the Calumet region . will be surprised to learn that the IPulJman Car works at Pullman Is now ! employing about five thousand men, which Is about two-thirds the normal working force. Three hundred men were put to work yesterday upon the construction of 300 cars that are being turned out for the Chicago City Railway company. These three hundred men will be followed by seven hundred more during the course of the next three weeks, which will make in the neighborhood of six thou sand men employed at the car shops. At the Illinois Steel company con ditions remain the same as last week, with the exception of a decided im provement in the number of rail or ders that are coming in. Following is a table of the mills closed and in oper ation at the local mills: In operation Blast furnaces 1, 2, 3, 5, 1, 8 and 9. South and North Docks. No. 2 open hearth. No. 1 rail mill. Sintering plant, converting plant. No. 1 blooming mill, dry blast department, mechanical department, electrical de partment. Departments not working No. 1 open hearth (ten furnaces). No. 2 blooming mill, slab mill. No. 1 plate mill. No. 2 plate mill. The officials at the plant take an optimistic view of the situation but are looking for an increase in rail or ders durinsr the next two weeks. The different railroad companies through out the country are getting ready to purchase equipment for next year and a large bunch of rush orders can be expected at any time. Upon inquiry at the paymaster's office yesterday the information was given out that 5,700 men are now employed through the various departments. At the Wisconsin steel mills In South Deering Superintendent Samuel Hale Btated that they now had 1,200 men working, which is only 300 less than their former normal working force. The "Wisconsin mills have two blast .furnaces in operation, and their third furnace, now in the course of con struction and costing in the neighbor hood of $1,000,000, will be blown in the first part of next month. Superintendent Hale said that he did not expect any Increase in the working force at their mills until the middle : of next month, when they would begin i receiving ore from the northern lake 1 ports. At the Iroquois Iron and Steel works j Superintendent A. K. Norris gave out i the information that 300 men were i now employed, which is only two hun I dred less than their former working : force. The Iroquois company has one furnace down, but the other is running full capacity. No. 1 blast furnace has been closed down since last December. When asked how soon furnace No. 1 would open, Mr. Norri3 said he was unable to give any definite informa tion as to this as it depended entirely upon the way the orders for pig iron came in. So far only one cargo of ore has been received at the Iroqouis docks but this will be followed by -other in the course of the next two weeks. Other plants in the South Chicago district report that everything is pro gressing as well as could be expected and that they have no cause to reg ister a kick. BURGLARS BUSY BUT FALL DOI Enter Griffith Store But Are Frightened Away by Owner. PECULIAR WHISTLING THE CUE PostofSce Was Robbed Some Time Ago and Authorities Will Watch Out. Se2&o7 William Murray Cr&ne M Griffith, Ind., June 9. (Special.) Burglars attempted to enter the gen eral store of Austgen & Long early Sunday morning but were frightened away before they succeeded. Saturday afternoon and evening the town was full of suspicious looking characters that had dropped 'off the trains passing through here and two especially attracted notice. About 2 o'clock Sunday morning Joe Walters, night flagman, noticed pecu liar whistling by somebody back of the transfer platform and evidently close enough to watch his motions as he walked about flagging the trains. Mr. Walters informed Cash Allen, night operator at the E. J. & E. office, which is near by, and together they planned to investigate. Whistled as a Signal. One started one way and one the other. The whistling continued at in tervals andas they reached the store it changed. Being convinced now that there was surely something wrong they hurried on. About that time they heard the rending of the door. The next minute the burglar who was doing the work took alarm and fled. The boys followed but lost sight of them down the Erie tracks toward Crown Point The only harm done was the breaking of the door. Postoffice "Was Robbed. Austgen & Long consider they were let off easy this time and in order to prevent a repetition of the affair they have arranged for one of the partners to sleep in the store. It has not been long since the post office was robbed, and this together with other depredations that have been done have caused quite a sentiment in favor of providing a night watchman. HARBOR LADY SANITY EXAMINATION Mrs. Minnie Lovin Thinks Children's Affections are Being Alienated. SUBJECT TO HALLUCINATIONS Brought to Hammond for Treatment But Will Have To Ee Sent to Asylum. BIG FIRE AT CLARKE STATIOf Knickerbocker Ice House Burned to Ground Last Night. HEROIC WORK OF VILLAGERS Bucket Brigade Works Hard to Keep Town From Eeing Entirely Wiped Out. Just Retribution. A hostler has just been admlttei Into the hospital at Cleveland, O., suf fering from severe injuries, the result of a horse's kicks. The horse be longs to a circus, and the man states that he was trying to teach the animal to "spell phonetically," when it at tacked him. Illustrated Sunday Magazine. The Man of Trained Mind. The man of power, of strength, who can turn adversities into advantages, who has the courage to dare and do and te will to carry him onward and upward, is ho who controls the storms and tempests of his mind and subdues them Into ready obedience to serve his purposes and consummate his desires. Heart-broken over what she believed was an evil influence which was alien ating her children's affections, Mrs. Minnie Lovin of Indiana Harbor, wife of James H. Lovin, was yesterday brought into Judge George Reiland's court to be examined as to her sanity. Mrs. Lovin is the mother of three children, two girls and a boy, the old est of whom is eight years. For some time she has been acting strangely so that neighbors noticed her peculiari ties. She had delusions of persecution and believed she had enemies among her neighbors. Tells Her, Sad Story. Dr. Hicks of the Harbor, who had been called to attend the woman, gave this account of her condition and said she believed she was influenced by what she termed "dope." She also entertains hallucinations in smells and tastes. Judge Relland appointed Drs. Sauer and Greenwald to look into her case and they declared her insane. She was sent to Hammond to be cared for tem porarily until she can be placed in an asylum. Father Mungovern of St. Patrick's Catholic church has interested himself in the children and yesterday visited St. Vincent's asylum in Chicago to try and get the sisters of that institu tion to care for the two younger ones. Causes of Freckles. Freckles may be hereditary. Cases of freckles all over the body are men tioned. Food is net supposed to cause them. Sun and wind make some faces freckle. " - . Too Much to Expect. "What a world this would be," says the Philosopher of Folly, "If fools would confine their celebrations to this day that's Bet acart for 'em!" Takes Time. It is true that the civilized world ifl gradually shedding its superstitions, but the process is slow. We have in this country the finest hospitals in the world, surgery and pathology are in a high state of development, but we have countless citizens, of more or less eminence, who carry potatoes in their pockets to cure rheumatism. Opportunity. "It ain' alius fair to blame a man dat done let an opportunity pass," said Uncle Eben. "Graspin an opportun ity. Is very often like pickin de genu ine metal out'n a bunch o' gold bricks." Wasp Has Peculiar Wings. Prof. T. D. A. Cockerel of the Uni versity of Colorado describes a well preserved specimen of a wasp, belong ing to the genus Paratiphia, found in the shale rocka of Miocene time at Florissuit, Col., which exhibits a pe culiar venation of the wins, exactly as It srcpesrs in the same genus to-day. Tfc$i GKVit striking peculiarity is a char acttristic'imperfect vein, which per sists in the same insect at tho present tima. Clark Station, June 9. A $10,000 fire threatened the entire village yes terday morning when the Knickerbock er Ice house burned to the ground. The town was only saved through the hero! work of the villagers who formed : bucket brigade and fought the fire In every possible manner. The Ice hous is completely destroyed, entallintr ; ioss oi iu,uuu. xne postoince nea caught afire, but owing to the strenu ous work of the bucket brigade it was saved, the damage being only nominal The fire was first noticed by Adam Shade, who gave the alarm, and the ice house being situated between th Pennsylvania and Wabash railroad tracks all trains w'ere stopped, and they too blew their whistles until the tow was wide awake. "Wind Carried .Sparks Afar. When the residents saw the lurid sky from their bedroom windows they easily guessed the cause, for such fire had often been predicted. The lc house was one of the largest buildings in the town. A strong wind was blow ing at the time, and it is strange that the - flames did not spread more than they did. When tho fire had .spent about half its force, people from the farms began to come Into town, they too having ben awakened by the blow ing of the fire whistles. Once the people were satisfied that they had saved the surrounding build ings they left the Ice house to the flames. The fire of last night was tho largest with which Clark Station has ever been visited. Auto Accidents In Moonlight. An examination of serious automo bile accidents in the last year shows that over 100 happened at night, half of them when the moon was shining brightly. Of these probably 25 were brought on by optical illusions caused by the moon's deceptive lisht. AVhitlng, Ind., Jane 9 (Special.) Disregarding: fcls mother's repeated injunctions to remain away from the railroad yards, seven-year-old Steve Uufalla, went there agcln with Ms little friend, John Fcrtyo, nd together they enjoyed themselves flipping cars. Steve Dufalln lien dead in his borne to day with one leg cut. off after he had fallen under a C. L. S. & ID. train. The two little fellows, who live at One Hundred and Nineteenth and Cen ter streets sneaked away from their omes yesterday afternoon without their mothers knowing where they had gone. When the fun of flipping cars became oo tame, the youngsters tried to pull each other off the cars and after Fur tyo had succeeded in bringing Dufalla down a second time, the lad slipped un der the wheels, which took one of his legs off. i hum Sees Horrible Sight. No grownup people noticed the acci dent and there lay the little maimed boy and his chum standing beside him and crying when the train crew arrived. The injured boy was hurried to the office of Drs. Lauer & Hosklns, where every possible aid and attendance was given him. The parents of the chil dren were notified and they arrived just in time to see Steve pass away He survived his fearful accident only two hours. The two boys are only two of a score who have been making a practice of going to the yards for the sport of flipping trains, the younger ones having learned the practice from the older ones. They have been warned time and again by the train crews and their parents, but the instructions were left unheeded, until now little Steve Dufalla had to pay for the lesson with his young life. The parents aro almost prostrated by the shock of the loss of their little son. Tho inquest was held by Dr. B. W. Chidlaw of Hammond acting as coroner. Indiana will furnish the most stren uous route for the Chicago Motor club run out of four that has been selected. The most of it lies in Lake county. Three of the four routes that will be used In the 1,000 mile reliability run of the Chicago Motor club June 24-27 have been completed and scouts now are working on the fourth the trip into Wisconsin. H. P. Branstetter and L. Lewis com pleted the work on the third route yesterday when they wound up at Michigan avenue and Jackson boulevard, after having been on the road since Saturday evening. They report a route that covers 2G0 miles and which Is the longest one of the three laid out, the one Dy way or uttawa oeing z&i ana the one to Rockford 229. Branstetter reports a route that will prove the most strenuous of any. Leav- ng Chicago he jumped into Indiana by way of Halsted street, which carries one over One' Hundred and Third street, out Michigan avenue, and through Hol ton, Dyersville, St. John, and Crown Point. Between the latter place and Valparaiso is the finest stretch of road on the circuit, some twenty-five miles of boulevard like going. Between Val paraiso and Laporte there is a seven mile strip of fine stone road, then the STREET CAR FATALITY highway runs into twenty miles of sand. From Laporte Branstetter con tinued to Walkerton and then hit the Michigan pike, which he followed In a southerly direction to Plymouth, doub ling back over the pike to South Bend. This twenty mile sand stretch was so severe it took two hours of plugging to make it. From South Bend to Nlles it was sandy, then the scouts hit out for Michigan City, Ind., coming in from there over through Chester to Hobart and Hammond, entering the city through South Chicago. Among the contestants In the 300 mile reliability run of the Chicago Motor Cycle club, which took place June 6 and 7, were George Helser, Harry Adams and J. S. WooJworth, all riding Excelsior Auto-Cycles, and dubbed by the other contestants "The Excelsior Team." All three not only finished with perfect scores but arranged among thmeselves at the beginning of the trial to make it a strictly nonstop run, stop ping only at the controls to obtain the necessary signatures on their route cards. This arrangement was carried out and not an adjustment, repair, or alteration of any sort was made from the start at 7 o'clock Saturday morn ing until the finish at 5:30 Sunday night. ' Chicago Theatrical Schccl Fcr Company "Will Open a Girls Who Want to Learn the Business. Free Dean Hamilton Gets Frac tured Skull on Gary's Street Car Line. The first street car accident in the new steel city of Gary, occurred this morning in the vicinity of Seventh avenue and Broadway when Dean Hamilton was struck by car number 101 in charge of Conductor Frank Bow man, and run by Motorman Bert Con ning. Dean Hamilton was crossing the street and did not see the car coming. It struck him while going at nearly full speed and knocked him from the track. His face was cut and it 13 feared that his skull is fractured. Hamilton has been unconscious ever since the accident happened and the doctors who have attended him, fear for his recovery. The man is not very well known in Gary and all that is known acout his connections Is that he has a relative in Kansas City by the name of L. H. DePugh. The Injured man is a laborer and it is believed that he was out looking for Work when the accident happened. The cars have no fenders and this, the first accident of the kind in the city, will probably point out the necessity for this protection. If there are any stage-struck damsels in Lake county and they fill all the re quirements necessary the time has ar rived for them to try it. If you want to be a broiler and dance and skip about the stage in chic cos tumes or be a smllling, dignified show girl and wear elaborate costumes, why the chance is offered you. The Askin Slnger company, which owns "The Time, the Place and the Girl." "The Girl Question," "The Honeymoon Trail," and "A Stubborn Cinderella" the two former productions having been seen In this city, wants to get a new bunch of chorus girls. It believes that there are some girls here who would like to be come footllght fairies. To get the prettiest, liveliest and shapliest chorus girls in the country, it is going to open a free training school In Chicago July 1. The first and greatest asset for an aspirant to possess is beauty, next voice and then dancing ability. There will no tuition charged and the girls will be trained by the best stage manager of the Askln-Singer staff in dancing, singing and other necessary business that the chorus girl should know. On August 1 the girls will be selected from this school for the posi tions in the various companies the Askin-Singer company will send en tour September 1. The Askin-Singer ccmpany has a well won reputation for their kind and appreciative treatment of the chorus girls In their companies. Last season there were several in stances of chorus girls playing import ant parts who had begun at the lowest step of the ladder a year ago and con sequently there is a great demand for positions with their organizations. Any girl who wishes to enroll herself for this course of tuition must make a written application, and it must be en dorsed by her parents or guardian, for this firm looks upon its selection of chorus girls as of Just as much import ance as any other branch of its busi ness, and only wishes girls who are serious and ambitious for advance ment. Her photograph must accompa ny this letter of application', and If she can send a letter of recommendation from her singing or dancing teacher, or both, with her application, so much the better. The Askin-Singer company pays its chorus girls $20 per week, which is $2 more than the average chorus salary. OTEB CliOO L3 CLOSE CONCERT MIGHT IS HERE Banner Event in South Chi cago Musical Circles . This Evening. Was Probably Th' The youthful hopeful of a well known local newspaper man, having been told by his fond papa that electricity was Juice broke seven incandescent light globes the 'other day, looking for some of the juice. Illustrated Sunday Magazine. Deep Breathing, A woman who has learned doop breathing almost always is a good sleeper, for nerves and mind are kept in healthy condition by the good chset expansion. Then, too, there Is an ab sence of facial wrinkles and lines, and she is apt to keep her freshness long after the time that most women lose It, One of the largest crowds ever as sembled In a South Chicago church ex pected to turn out this evening to wit ness the benefit concort which will be glvin at the South Chicago Congrega tional church for the South End Wom- 'n ciuo unuor me auspices oi xne South End Center. The members of the chorus have been working diligently for the past month In preparation for this concert and it is expected to be a banner event in mu sical circles. The chorus, under the leadership of Ida Llnn-Cooley will render two beau tiful cantatas, entitled the "Rose of Avontown" and the "Life of a Leaf." Miss Marx, violinist with the Thomas orchestra will render two selections, accompanied on the piano by Miss Sadie Krause. Other features will be a solo by Miss Margaret Dahlstrom, reading by Miss Katherlne Cullen by Thomas Taylor Drill. Two bass solos by Mr. Drill, who is leader of the Irish Choral so ciety is known as one of the best bass singers in the city and those fond of good bass singing should not fail to hear this artist. Miss Grace Darling of the South End Center, will deliver a short address in which she will tell of the work. Commencement Exercises Are Held Four Gradu ates This Year. (Special to The Times). Dyer, Ind., June 9. Commencement exercises of the Dyer schools were held here last night, the exercises hav ing taken place in the Dyer school building. The school room was by far too small to accommodate the crowd of people who wanted to be present to hear the program. People were there from St. John and Schererville and Crown Point. A regular program had been pre- j tj.a,n Nq wgg maWlrg up a train ,a pareu wnicn inciuaea essajo oy me four graduates, Edna Peacock, Alma POLICE WORK Ofl CASE Whiting People Shocked at the Robbery of Sacred Heart Church. (Special to The Times). Whiting, Ind., June 9. The Whiting police today are trying to fathom the mystery created by the robbers of the Sacred Heart church, who after rob bing the church Saturday night put their booty in a box car and deserted it. The discovery was made yesterday evening when Conductor Bell of freight Keilman, Louis Wolter and Christ Am bre. A comic dialogue entitled. "Social Troubles,' wound up the affair. The music in the program was a pleasing feature, especially the trio on the piano, violin and cornet. County Superintendent F. F. Helgh- the C, L S. & E. yards at Whiting. Before taking the cars out of the side track the brakemen inspect each car to see If it is empty and in inspecting this particular car, found the sacred vessels. There being no time, however, for the conductor, who knew nothing of the robbery, to make inquiries, took way of Crown Point was present and j them along tQ gouth Chlcago where hft addressed the gathering at length. He spoke on a subject which is very near to him and in which the people of St. John township are vitally interested, the township high school. St. John township at the present time has no high school of Its own and those who would like to attend school are com pelled to go to Crown Point or else where. The Interest in a township high school is growing each year and there are enough large school buildings in the township where the high school could be conducted. Superintendent Heighway also spoke on music in the schools and the art of gardening and beautifying the school yard. At the close of the exercises Theo dore Kammer, the teacher of the school, was congratulated by his patrons for the good work that his school had done In the past year. established the ownership. Looks I.Ike Work of Tramps. Tho church robbery now looks like the work of tramps, but It is rather strange that after they had secured what they wanted that they should leave it In a box car. They also had an opportunity to take more of the gold and silverware from the church, but this they evidently overlooked pur posely. The stolen articles will be sent to Whiting today, where Father Berg, the pastor of the church, will identify them. Nerves and Tobacco. The members of the fair sex hava nerves a3 well as their husbands and brothers, and if tobacco smoke affords a grateful solace, why should they not be equally entitled to this boon along with the men? Good Health. 77"