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FAIRBANKS WOflT TAKE THE SECOND TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRUS HEROIHE Helen Hartly Saves Life of Little Baby Which Falls Into the Canal. GOES TO POOR FARM AND DEATH ENDSALL Waiting at tLe Coliseum. Vice President Formally De clares He Will Not be Can didate Again For It. Sad Story of Hardworking Foreigner Who Came to Gary Few Monhts Ago. BELONGS 10 HEROIC FAMILY TAKEN ILL WITH CONSUMPTION 4 POLITICIANS STILL INSISTENT 5 KwMj,: - fsl Withdraws His Name From the Con- Another Member Stops a Runaway Team In a Most Spectacular Manner. Then John Petre Is Landed in Lake County Asylum, Death Com ing Yesterday. 9 f , ."vT-'.'W'y.'WiWi.'! vention By Use of Cautiously Worded Letter. A. X- ?a X.v. ..w .:-- to. : ;o. 't ; , THE TIMES. I East Chicago, Ind., June 18. (Spe cial.) Had it not been for the pres ence of mind and courage of twelve-year-old Helen Hartley, a little baby eight months old would undoubtedly have lost its life. A little girl ten years old and sister of the baby but whose name couM not be learned, was wheeling a baby carriage with the lit tle one in it along the bank of the canal near One Hundred and ''Fifty first street. She stopped to pick wild flowers, letting loose of the buggy handle when she did so. Instantly the carriage, which was right on the edge of the steeply inclined bank, shot down and into the water, the carriage turn ing over and spilling the baby into the canal, which was about two feet deep at this point. Helen Hartley Sees Accident. Helen Hartley, who was a short dis tance away, noticed the accident and Immediately dashed down the bank and into the water after the baby, which she picked up but was having con siderable difficulty in getting out with her burden. The other children pres ent screamed frantically and some men who were passing on One Hundred and Flfty-flrst street, which was some dis tance away, came to the assistance of the little heroine. It is no new thing, however, for the members of the Hartley family to do brave deeds. It Is only a short time ago that her older brother, George, made one of the most spectacular catches of a runaway team ever seen in East Chicago. The team was run ning like mad when George saw them coming. Stops Runaway Team. He immediately ran out and swung himself onto the tailboard of the wa gon as easily and gracefully as a cir cus performer swings onto a trapeze. Making his way to the seat of the swaying wagon he discovered the reins were gone. This fact, however, was of small importance to George, for he never hesitated but went right out on the tongue of the wagon, gathered up the lines and climbed back to the seat. Being an accomplished horseman he was not long in subduing the run aways. OOSTERS DISCUSS 4TH Indiana Harbor Body Holds Important Meeting Last Night. Indiana Harbor, Ind., June 18. (Spe cial.) The Booster club held their regular weekly meeting last night with C. P. Burdick in the chair. The only business of any conse quence considered was the Fourth of July celebration. They took up the matter of a program and decided on locations for the following races: The 100 yard race for men Michi- ga avenue from the Pennsylvania tracks to Block avenue. Fat men's race, on "Watling from the C, L S. & E. tracks to Block avenue. The race for girls of 16 years and under, from Pennsylvania tracks to Block avenue on Michigan avenue. Running race for men, on Pennsylvania avenue from Michigan avenue to Washington street. Boy's race, on Guthrie faom Cedar to Michigan. Hose races, on One Hundred and Thirty-seventh from Michigan to Cedar. Greased pig race on CAlar be tween One Hundred and Thirty-seventh and Guthrie. The following races will also take place, but the club has not yet decided on the places: Wheel barrow race, three-legged race, bug race, women's race,, potato race, egg race and climbing the greased pole, onations are Coming in fast, the com mittee having already collected $600, but they are anxious to have about $1,000 to spend on the celebration. The merchants are earnestly re quested to turn out and take part in the parade. Anybody wishing to apply for street priveleges for the day should com municate with E. T. Higgins of In diana Harbor, who is assistant, secre tary Of the club. CHILDRK WANDER AWAY FROM HOME. Indiana Harbor Tots Sent on a Begging . Expedition by Father. Illchara Hitchcock and Anna-Hitchcock were picked up by the Gary po lice after they had been on a begging .expedition. They live in Indiana Har bor and are sent out by their father to beg food and money. Although the little boy Is only five years old and the little girl is only eight, they claim that they walked all the way from the Harbor to Gary In order to get food to eat. Last night the weary little tots were given a place In the police station to sleep and were given money this morn ing with which to make the trip back to Indiana Harbor. A note was niset to the fahter In which he was warned that If the chil dren were ant out again he would be arrested and Kfnt to Jail for allowing if, notwithstanding th$ fact that he is ucabla to work. The sad ending of a man came at ten o'clock yesterday when John Petre, a hard working foreigner passed away in Gary, after several weeks of Illness at the poor farm where he was taken shortly after his sickness became se rious. Petre has been in the United States but a short time and during his stay here has suffered with the dread disease, consumption. When he was taken sick and knew that he could not recover he struggled in a vain at tempt to earn enough money to return and die in the old country but was un sucessful. Several months ago the ambitious foreigner came to this county to seek his fortune. He brought his wife with him and they settled in one of the steel towns In Pennsylvania near Pittsburg Shortly after he was taken with . con sumption and resolved to earn enough money to get back to the old country, Servia. He was unfortunate enough however, a short time ago to lose his job, and hearing of the wonderful pros pects In Gary purchased a lot here and resolved to earn the necessary money. Before he was in Gary very long, however, he was taken seriously sick and it was deemed best for him to quit work and go to the poor farm at Crown Point, where he could be treated Two daj's ago his case became so bad that it was seen that he had but a few days to live at the most and he was brought back to Gary to his wife and one child. Yesterday morning the end came and he was removed to Jones' morgue. Taken to Poor Farm, Before he became so sick that he could not work any longer he had earned within $33 of enough to take him back to his native country and his ambition was almost achieved. Now his wife, who is a refinod, pretty, little woman, is taken up the work, and she intends some day to get back to her home and relatives WHITING JURY SAYS 10 NOT GUILTY!" Sunday Lid in Oil City Gets an Awful Dent Yester day Afternoon. SALOONKEEPER iS ACQUITTED Case Is Similar To One Tried in Hammond During Governor Hanyl's Crusade. A Whiting jury of twelve represen tatlve citizens heard the evidence in the test case In which Thomas Cerajewski, whose saloon is at the corner of White Oak and John streets, was charged with the violation of the Sunday closing law in Whiting, and after deliberations which did not take more than five minutes, the defendant was acquitted. It is understood that all of the other nineteen saloonkeepers who were ar rested about a month ago will be re leased as it is not believed a Jury could be selected which would convict them. The evidence against the saloon keepers was positive. There could be no question of the fact that the law as it now stands was violated, but all the attorneys for the defense were compelled to do was to make the pre tense of a case and the jury did the rest. The case In Whiting ia similar to that in Hammond a few years ago when a Hanly crusade was started here and one of .the local saloonkeep ers was arrested for keeping open on Sunday. The jury in the case returned a verdict of not guilty in about five minutes and that was the end of the Sunday closing crusade in Hammond. The men who composed the jury which thought Cerajewski was not guilty of keeping his place of business open on Sunday were all men of the better class, as the following list of names will show: AVilliam Hooper, teamster. William Reed, watchman. Joseph Weywood, barber. 1m H. Seifer, merchant. Z. Harper, laborer. N. Migatz, merchant. William Stewart, clerk. Patrick Kern, cleric Henry Goebel, contractor. N. A. Goldsmith, foreman. A. J. Judson, janitor. James Nedjl, contractor. Illogical Man. The men who maTie jokes about feminine irrationality and shortcom ings, who consider women inferior be ings, generally make an exception in favor of the female members of their own families. As all men do the same, where, are the inferior women to be found? Berlin Tageblatt. Germany's Export of Feathers. Germany sends 29,000,000 feathers a year to England for millinery pur-Doses- ;t.4 CORONERJNVESTIGATES Mystery Surrounds Death of Louis Russell, Found Beside Railroad. Coroner Hoffman yesterday began an Investigation of the death of Louis Russell, who was found dead Tuesday by the side of the Illinois Central tracks at Brookdale. Russell was found lying by the side of the track with an ugly gash In the rear of his head and at first was supposed to have been struck by an Illinois Central train, but later, upon investigation, it was found that he had not been struck by a train but is supposed to have been murdered. Russell Is employed as a bartender down town and Is well known In Brookdale, where he resides. Mrs. Russel, his wife, is almost prostrated with grief over the accident or mur der and refuses to be consoled by her friends. The body of Russell was laid away to rest yesterday at Mt. Olivet, the Knights of Columbus having charge of the funeral rites. PLAYS WITH MATCHES Does This Boy and Sets House on Fire With In jury to Himself. Playing with matches might have cost four-year-old Julius Schusa his life yesterday had it not been for hn mother's presence of mind. The mother was in the back yard when she heard her little boy. screanv Rushing into the house she saw the little fellow trying to fight a fire with his little hands after he had set the window curtains afire.' - The mother . summoned the fire 'de partment, No. 46 answering the .call. The prompt arrival of the department enabled the men to , extinguish the flames before they could do any con siderable damage. - Julius later told his mother that wniie sne was out ne naa round some matches and that he had lit them, not, however, intending to set the house afire. Julius is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Schusa, who live at S354 Superior avenue. DESERTS HIS WIFE ID IS ARRESTED Andrew Doch, 35 years old, was ar rested yesterday afternoon by Officers Patrick Loftus and Patrick Walsh at Eighty-seventh and Escanaba avenue, on the charge of wife desertion. He was unable to furnish bail and spent the night in the police station to await his trial, which was set for today. Doch deserted his wife three weeks ago and was reported to be out of Chicago. Yesterday, however, the au thorities learned that he had returned and went to the neighborhood where he generally spent his spare time and saw him step out of a saloon. Doch's wife lives at 852 Mackinaw avenue and has one child, . , E 616 LABOR DAY Hammond Union Labor Men Will Reciprocate For Gary's Courtesy. TRADES COUNCIL GIVES PERMIT The Biggest Parade Ever Given in Lake County Is Being Planned For Steel City. Gary fs to be tbe ticene of. the great est Labor day celebration which has ever been held In Lake county. Laat year the laboring: men of the new steel city, several hundred strong, came to Hammond and helped to make the cele bration the notable success which it proved to be. The members of tbe Hammond unions then promised the Gary delegation that they would do as much to make a sue cess of the celebration which would be held in Gary on the next Labor day. The Hammondites expect to keep this promise and already the Lake County Building and Trades council has endorsed the Gary proposition and will do all in . Its power to make the celebration a success. The picnic grounds which will be se lected will be somewhere on the south side of the city, where sites have been offered at the corner of Broadway an Eleventh avenue and Broadway and Twenty-sixth avenue. AVIll Have Monster Parade. One of the most gigantic parades which ha3 ever been seen in this vi clnlty is being planned and there will be many other attractions on the picnic grounds. Of course, the Gary unions will have charge of the celebration, but there will be committees from the Hammond, East Chicago, Whiting and Indiana Harbor which will have something to do with carrying out of the plans. In fact the celebration on next Labor day will be as nearly a Lake county affair as it can be made, and it Is ex pected that the great army of laboring men. in the Calumet region will on that day make the most magnificent show ing that they have ever made In the history of their organizations. It is still rather early to be talking of plans for Labor day, but it is an indication that these plans are to be laid well and that the labor unions of the county will outdo themselves on this occasion. Laporte, Ind., June 18. Ground was broken today for Laporte county's new superior courthouse. The building will cost $125,000. Its completion will give the county superior and circuit court houses of an estimated value of $500, 000. The superior court building is to be Michigan City's part of the county Judiciary. The population of South Chicago will be decreeased in the neighborhood of three thousand Sunday, June 28, the oc casion being the Joint picnic given by the Swedish societies which will be held at LaForte, Ind. wILL COlilSSK COMING Chicago Harbor Commission to Visit Hammond, Gary and Indiana Harbor- Indiana Harbor, June 18. (Special.) The Chicago harbor commission will be the guests of the Calumet Deep Waterway .association on Saturday, June 27. They will come to South Chi cago and up the Calumet river to the head of navigation in a boat. Automo biles will meet the commission there and go thence to Hammond. Launches will thence carry them up to the river to the crossing of the South Bend rail way, thence back to Grasselli where autos will meet and carry them to the canal and harbor of Indiana Har bor. Thence the party goes by tug to Gary. Informal dinner at Gary but no speeches inspection made to ex amine into merits of harbors, river and canals so as to include them in their findings as a part of the harborage and water terminals of the Chicago dis trict. ' MILLS ARE PICKING UP The United States Steel company yes terday morning put on two hundred men in various departments of the mill and" conditions" are picking up to such an extent .that the officials of the steel company believe that they will soon be swamped with orders. The plant has been closed down to a certain extent for the last six months and the men put on yesterday were the first that has been placed on the pay roll since the .temporary close-downi At the present there are 600 men at work in the mill and at least two hun dred more will be added during the course of the next , three weeks. ."With few exceptions the men placed to work yesterday were put in the blast furnace department. EVAHGEUST- -ENTERTAINS BURNSIDE AUDIENCE Rev. Karl Wendell, a traveling evan gelist, hailing from Duluth, Minn., landed In Burnside yesterday where he is holding meetings on the street cor ners. ' Rev. Wendell is a young man only 24 years old and has teen preach ing on street corners for the last three years: His subjects are changed each night and are very interesting. Rev. Wendell does not confine his talks to religion, but tells funny, occurences in between that never fails to hold a crowd. Large crowds are congregating on the corner each night to hear the traveling minister and so far he has gained sev eral converts. Rev. Wendell does not profess to be a Methodist, Christian or Baptist, but believes in a united religion for all Protestants'. Ancient City of Thebes. The city of Thebes had a hundred gates and could send out at each gate 10,000 fighting men and 200 chariots in all, 1,000.000 rcen and 2,000 chariots. X I. ONE IS SLAIN POLICE 'BATTLE ! Brothers in Row at Delphi and Death is Result of Shocking Fight. MURDERER SLAYS KIS BROTHER Quarrel Is Caused By Arrival at Home of Roystering Friends Who Are Not Wanted. Delphi, Ind., June 17.- The first mur der within tbe city limits of Delphi, the eounty neat of Carroll county, oc curred lant night between 10 and 11 o'clock when Frank Likens struck his half brother, Amos Piatt, several fatal blows about the head with n stove poker at their home on North Market street. Death resulted a few minutes later. According to the evidence developed todny Likens, with two of his friends, Jesse Franklin and Mack Lewis had been drinking considerably during the evenlus, nnd about 10 o'clock went to I'latt nnd Likens home, where Franklin was put to bed. Likens and Lewis then went to an adjoining room, where they were preparing to retire. Engaged by Condition of Guests. At this juncture Piatt returned from town and was much enraged upon learning that his brother had brought I his friends in such a condition totheir home to spend the night, and asked Likens what they were doing in the house. During an interview with Likens in the county jail this afternoon, he stated that a spirited argument then ensued, which resulted in Piatt striking him above the right eye with an iron poker, inflicting an ugly wound. The two then scuffled for several minutes. Li kens succeeding in taking the poker from his assailant and dealing him several terrible blows about the head. Piatt fled from the. house and was found by Night Watchman Scallion and Deputy Robinson in an adjoining yard some sixty feet from the house, where he had fallen and was calling for help. "Amos, do you know me?" Deputy Robinson asked him. "Of course I do, Robinson; for God's sake get me upon my feet. I am going to die." "Who did this, Amos?" "Frank Likens done it with a poker." He asked for a drink which he was given, and died in a few minutes. .Knife Found at Scene. Likens and his two friends are now in he county jail awaiting trial, which will probably be given this month. Upon examination of the body of Piatt it was found that he had been dealt three ugly blows about the head, prob ably with the poker, and a bad gash lay just over his heart. A knife was after ward found on the floor in the room where the conflict occurred. The three young men range in age num to iu ou years and are members of families who have always been respected. Franklin's father is one of the Carroll county's weathlest farmers. This is the first trouble that any of the three has ever been In. Vice President Charles Warren Fair banks formally dec'ared himself out of consideration for renomination in a let ter which was given out last night by Joseph B. Kealing, his Indiana cam paign manager. It is as follows: "Indianapolis, June 16, 1908. Mr. Dear Mr. Kealing: I appreciate fully the compliment paid me by my friends in their insistence that I should accept a renomination for vice president, yet my determina tion not to be a candidate again aa announced before the close of th. last session of congress through' you, is absolutely irrevocable. M conclusion docs " not, grow' out ol" any want of appreciation of th honor for the vice presidency is an honor which any man may well covet. No one is obliged to step, down to it. "I 'have enjoyed the great honor which came to me unsought and. by the, undivided voice of my party,, for all of which I am profoundly grateful. "This renewed expression of the confidence of my friends touches me most deeply. They need no assur ance that I have come to the con clusion I have reached deliberately and I trust that the personal con siderations which I have advanced, will commend themselves to their approval. I am the more confirmed in the wisdom of my conclusion be cause cf the fact that there is no party or public exigency which, would sem to suggest a contrary course. ' "Accept for yourself and other friends my grateful appreciation of your generous, unfailing, and loyal support. I remain, faithfully your . friend, "CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS." IVot as Specific as Hughes. It is apparent at first glance that Mr, Fairbanks does not go to the full ex tent fo Governor Hughes in his refusal o consider himself as a candidate for second place or to allow himself to be considered for it. ' Mr. Fairbanks' letter is carefully "worded and he docs not say that he would refuse to accept tlifl nomination if given to him. There Is no doubt in the minds of any of the republican ' leaders who know that the letter was sent that the vice president is entirely sincere In his de sire not to be renominated, but at the same time there is a feeling that hi3 announcement on the subject instead of withdrawing him as a candidate, really has made him one. Thisiis merely conjecture on the part of the 'men interested in the selection of the vice presidential candidate. They believe that Mr. Fairbanks will do what his party wishes him to do, but it ia easily appreciable that he cannot afford for a moment to be placed in the posi tion of being even recepticciy a candi date for the ofilce. Still In Presidential Race. He still Is a candidate for the presi dential nomination and manifestly can not at the same time be a candidate for vice president or even allow the sugestion that he considers himself a candidate to gain a foothold. The party leaders accept his letter in perfect good faith and know that Mr. Fairbanks prefers not to be named for the place, but they insist that they still have the right to consider him available in spite of himself. THIS IS BIG DAY OF CONVENTION. (Continued from page 1.) ses3ion held last night in order to clear away for the main business of the con vention and assure the balloting for today. The delegates, however, did not want It, and, feeling that Senator Lodge can control things and hurry matters along today, it was decided not to press the matter. Will Prevent Adjournment. Today, however, Mr. Lodge will see that the fight on the report of the committee on resolutions is as short as possible and that by 2 o'clock every thing will be ready for Congressman Burton to place Mr. Taft in nomina tion. Should the lignt on resiunuus last until afternoon, as it may do. Sena tor Lodge will see that the convention remains in session until at least one nominating speech is made. After that has started, it is certain that the dele gates M ill remain at their posts and be on hand for a night session. The attitude of the Taft men was plainly ' hurry up." No dallying is to be permitted, if possible. Told to Make Speech Short. Congressman Burton of Ohio, who will place Secretary Taft in nomina tion, was notified last night that the speech would be expected today, and he was also notified, . politely, of course, that the thing about the speech thst would be most appreciated would be its shortness. Mental Medicine. We know diseases of stoppinf and suffocations are the most dangerous in the body; and it is not much other wise in the mind. You may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flower of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain, but no re ceipt openeth the heart but a true friend. Bacon.