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EDITION COUOTY 1TF Partly cloudy with how ers tonight and possibly Saturday. VOL. III. NO. 14.- HAMMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1908. vONE CENT PER COPY. , lILDGftl SCHEIE i LONGER Chicago-New York Air Line Proposition Has Been Satisfactorily Financed and Syndicate Gets Hold Of It. LINE TO BE COMPLETED SOON New Line Will Compete From South Bend to Chicago Via Gary, with the Chicago-South Bend Interur ban That Was Recently Com pleted. The project of an air line between CL'lcago and w York ceases to be a wildcat and becomes a probability with the announcement that Much well known financiers, railroad builders and manu facturers, ns Theodore Shonts, Joseph D. Oliver, president of the Oliver Chilled Plow company, and George II. Iloss, president of the Chicago & Alton rail road, have formed a syndicate to com plete the line between I.aPorte and Gary, and Gary and Chicago. The signiflcence of the announcement comes, however, from the fact that the Chicago-New York Air Lin& company has abandoned its original plan for financing the road from the savings of the people and will now build the line just as other' lines are built and financed. Joseph Oliver Interested. Joseph D. Oliver, president of the Oliver Chilled Plow company, of South Bend, last night confirmed the report that he and Theodore P. Shonts. the fa mous steam railway and construction expert, are at the head of the new syndicate formed to complete the air line traction road from LaPorte to Gary and the interurban line from Gary to Chicago. Associated with them are three other millionaires, already ex tensively interested in the railroad business. The two sections of road to be built by the new syndicate were originally outlined as part of the projected sys tem between the two great cities. The purpose of the syndicate are to be build the LaPorte-Gary and Gary-Chicago lines, which may ultimately be come part of the inevitable traction link between eastern metropolis and the middle metropolis. It has been stated on god authority that work on the two interurban sys tems will be commenced immediately. Sufficient capital stock has been sub scribed by the syndicate for the com pletion of the road. It is predicted that the cars will be running early in April, 1909. At LaPorte there will be connec tions with South Bend. To Compete With C, I.. S. & S. B. The new turn in traction affairs means that the Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend road, the first traction line to connect Hammond and other north ern Indiana cities with Chicago, will have active competition and that trac tion lines will Vie strenuous rivals of the steam roads for Chicago travel from points under 100 miles distant ' The manager of traction lines expect to make fast time between South Bend and Chicago as the steam roads are now making and to meet any bursts of speed that may be planned. Mayor Lemuel Harrow, attorney for the New York-Chicago Air Line Rail way company, announces that at a re cent meeting the following capitalists became members of the syndicate formed to complete the La Porte-Gary and Gary-Chicago traction lines: Theqdore P. Shonts. New York, for mer chief engineer of the Panama can al. now president of the Clover Leaf ; railway; Joseph I. Oliver, president of the Oliver Chilled Plow works. South Bend; George II. Ross. Chicago, vice president of the Chicago & Alton and of the Clover Leaf; F. C. Raff, South Bend, former general manager of Three 1 road; J. D. Lane, president of the Co-operative Construction company. These gentlemen were made directors of the company. Frank M. Gavit was re-leeted presi dent of the Gary & Interurban. M. W. A. Getting Busy. The Modern Woodmen through South Chicago are getting busy this week lining up prospective members and at the rate they have been coming in the Modern Woodmen will soon have a membership equal to that of any other order In the city. The Woodmen are now working on the formulation of several social af fairs that will be given in the near future. The last dance given by the Woodmen was a huge success ALL LAKE COUNTY CELEBRATES FOURTH Day Will Be Appropriately Observed in the Small est Hamlet. JO HAS BIG Picnics To Ee Held at St. John, Cedar Lake, and Indiana Harbor Tomorrow. Hammond tomorrow will have the finest Fourth of July celebration In Lake county. It will have all the feat ures that the other places will have and many more that the other cannot begin to touch. i In no other place in Lake county will $250 worth of prizes be given away, nor will there be anywhere such a fine ath letic program, including a baseball game and rowing. The members of the W. R. C. under whose auspices the picnic is to be held, have been working ceaslessly. They will serve a big chicken pie dinner at Harrison park. For the young people, who would like to trip the light fan tastic there will be a temporary danc ing floor. Good music will be furnished all day and evening. The parade in the morning and the balloon ascension are two of the big features of the day in Hammond. "While Hammond stands In front with a celebration, the other communities have not been idle in creating a day of pleasure for tomorrow. Crown Point will stay at home In the afternoon until the ball game between Kent law school,, Crown Point, is over, after which ti e young folks will go to Cedar lake, St. John or Hammond to finish the day. Cumberland lodge of Kankakee will receive a number of Hammond people over the Fourth. The squirrel season is open, some of the visitors going down will take a stroll through the woods in search of squirrels. Those going down to Cumberland lodge expect a very good time. At St. John. St. John buried all year in the quiet life steps into the limelight tomorrow for one of the biggest celebrations in Lake county. St. John has established a reputation for itself as an ideal place for the dancers. The pavilion Is almost the best in the county and the picnics in past have been free from the rowdy element. "William Koehle, manager of Spring Hill grove, has proved for ex cellent music and refreshments. There will be prize bowling and many other attractions. A big supper will be served in the evening. The Boosters club has taken hold of the celebration at Indiana Harbor, and the club having made good in every thing that it has undertaken, promises to make good tomorrow. There will be no need for the Harborites to go away to spend a pleasant day. Ample prep arations have been made for a big day and a good program has been prepared. Cedar lake, which opens its summer hotels tomorrow, will draw thousands of people from Chicago tomorrow. The prety lake Is a big attraction and the various pleasure resorts have all added some new and attractive features. Valparaiso will celebrate at the fair grounds, the usual place. Dancing and athletic events are on the program of the day and good music will be pro vided. HARD GAME TOMORROW Knights of Columbus Team Will Play at Lafayette With K. C. Team. The Knights of Columbus baseball team travels to Lafayette tomorrow for a strenuous game with the Lafayette K. C. tomorrow afternoon. On Sunday the team will play the Danville, 111., K. C. If Halfman. who wil do the patching makes as good a showing tomorrow as he did ast Sunday when he had the First Regiment Armory at his mercy the locals will carry off the victory. The locals have been assured of a very good time at Lafayette tomorrow. About thirty people in all will go down from Hammond to witness the game and the day in the pretty town. The Hammond team has been ap proached by the manager of the Chi cago K. C. league, who want the Ham- mond team to join, but manager Has tings is holding back for a time. B0AED HOLDS SHORT MEETING. Jacob Schloer. of the board of public works, was called to Blue Island this morning on account of the death of his cousin. Miss Alma Lachman, who died there yesterday after an operation for appendicitis. The funeral will take place next Sunday. THE DAY WE CELEBRATE. As 1st Hi nont, The Times will observe Independence day to morrow and union some start ling iirnt ocrnra there will be no issne of this paper on Sat urday, ami In company vrfth the bunks and business houses to morrow will be the day we cele CORONER'S REPORT OUT Dr. E. M. Shanklin Does Land Office Business in Last Half Year. MALES. FEMALES Drowning j! Accidental 1 Suicides 6 , . Homicides 6! Probable homi- Killed by trains. 2G cide 1 Other accidental jDue to natural deaths IS Due to natural causes 11 causes 25 Total 87! Grand total , Total 13 100 The above statistics for Lake county show the number of fatalities during thep ast six months, as taken from the report of Coroner Shanklin. The figures represent a slaughter which as awful when the short time is taken into consideration, and exceed those of last year for the same period by twenty-one, notwithstanding that all the big industries have been idle during the past six months. Only six of the above cases occurred outside of North and Calumet town ships and only four of those over whom an inquest was held were burled un identified. Dr. Shanklin, in making out the semi-annual report which goes to the state board of health, said today: "The figures tell an awful story, especially on behalf of the railroads, twenty-six people having been killed by them alone. The drownings oc curred practically all during the past month. "According to the figures Lake coun tyis charged up with homicides on the average of one a month, which, acord ing to my opinion, is entirely too much for our population. In many instances I was able, to establish the identity of the victims long after the inquest, but I have been able to narrow the list of unidentified down to four" f Arnrflinc t tli f, . I, 11-. - ry le.Litt.-, nit? iiai oi males is entirely out of proportion with that of females and it would not be deaths due to natural causes this list would be insignificant. The accidental death in the female list occurred this week at Hobart when little Nellie Severence fell from a hay mow. The probable homicide in this list includes the mysterious burial at Lake Station. The record as kept by Dr. Shanklin is a credit to the coroner's office, is complete in detail, and much credit is due to Coroner Shanklin in identifying cases that seemed hopeless. 4 WILL MIGRATE TOMORROW. As stated in The Times several weeks ago and afterwards denied by C. D. Hotchkiss. a general manager of the Chicago. Indiana & Southern railroad, the auditing department of the local office will lie moved to Cleveland, O., tomorrow. There will be about 14 or 15 employes who will have the option of either re signing their positions or going to Cleveland with the force and the chief clerk in the office of the general sup erintendent said he did not know how many of them would elect to go with the companv. AN AFFINITY. Copyright: 1908: by THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. MISS IDA BRITTQN WIIIS AOTOISTS' FAME Railroad Magnate's Daugh ter, Well Known Here, in Great Performance. RECOGNIZED AS AN ATHLETE Miss Britton Cares Little For Society But Is Very Popular In Society Circles. Miss Idn Drltton, daughter of F. II. Britton, the jrenerni manager of the Cotton Belt rnllroad, one of the Brit ton twins, and an intimnte friend of Mrs. Nellie Dunham of llnminonil, whom she has visited on many occa sions, recently drove a 50-horse power Pope Toledo in a reliability run from St. I.ouls to DeSote and came within two points of making a perfect score. The remarkable, thing, about Miss Brltton's performance was the fact that had it not been for the fact that she was the only woman to drive a ma chine in the contest and had It not been for the fact that she passed the first control three minutes ahead of time, she would have made a perfect score. Is an Athletic Girl. Miss Britton is described by Mrs. Dunham as an out-of-door girl with a liking for athletic sports of all kinds. She rides horseback, being an accom plished equestrienne, drives an auto mobile like an export and plays tennis and cares little for society although she is very popular in the social cir cles of St. Louis and is a linguist and traverel of renown. The following excerpts from the St. Louis Times gives an idea of the part that Miss Iiritton took in the relia bility run covering a distance of more than 200 miles. There were only two drivers out of the twenty whe entered who made a perfect score. When Car No. la, a 50-horse power Pope-Toledo, driven by Miss Ida Brit ton. the only woman driver in the tour, passed the crib at 4:12. which is thought to be on schedule time, every body cheered until she had passed out of sight and on the way to the First Regiment Armory for the inspection of the car. Miss Britton Only Girl There. Each car was driven by Its owner or some member of his family. The only woman in the race was Miss Ida Britton, with a car owned by her brother, Roy F. Britton. secretary of the Missouri State Automobile Asso ciation. Miss Ida Britton passed the rst con trol at Sappington, three minutes ahead of time, which will detract from her scores slightly, but made the sec ond control to the minute. The test was not for speed, but only for reliability. The results of the tour will be determined solely upon the manner in which the various cars cov er the route and their condition at the end of the trip. ABOUT THATJLK GAME Grasselli Man Tells How It Happened on His Side of the Fence. The story of the East Chicago Elk Graselli game didn't please the chem ical boys a little bit. One of them dips his pen in a carbon sulphuric acid and tells how it happened. It was like this, he says: Sporting Editor Times: The heads of the East Chicago Elks which were so swelled after beating a picked nine from East Chicago, a week ago last Sunday, suddenly bursted last Sunday morning when the office force of the Grasselli Chemical company beat them 20 to 11 in a seven inning game which took place at the old ball park in East Chicago. After the Elks held the Grasselli people for 3 or 1 innings by a score of about 7 to 2, the Grassellis started a batting rally and ran in 10 runs in the tif tli inning, knocking three of the Elks' pitchers, namely, Reuss. Keep and Krlll out of the box, and after that there was no chance whatever of the Elks doing much damage. The. batteries for the Elks were, Ruess, Krill. Keep, pitchers and Rogers catcher; for Grasselli Chemical company Haugli, pitcher, and Sturm, catcher. 1 laugh pitched a good game all the way through and although the fielding was bad on several occasions. The Grasselli people played a good game. Hits made by Grasselli, 37; struck out by Haugh, 9; bases on balls off Haugh. 1; hit by pitched ball by Haugh. 1. Struck out by Reuss, 2; by Krill and Keep, 0; bases on balls off Ruess, 2. A little allowance can be made for Reuss pitching as he pitched one inning the Sunday before and he is a newly married man, which evidently had something to do with his lack of speed and curves in Sunday's game. The line-up of the two teams was as follows: Elks. Rogers , c . . Reuss p . . G. C. Co. Sturm Haugh I o!,erty Murphy Keep s. s. Kirk 1st b, I'latzer Thomburg . . 3d b Clark r.' f Thomas O'Connell 1. f Heins Deliriae c. f ...Littnian The above is the line-up the Elks started out with but before the game was finished it became necessary for them to put new men in the field as those that had played in the field the first half of the game were worn out from chasing the hall. LAKE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HOLDS MEETING. Organized Body of Physicians Is Plan inlng To Hold a Joint Meeting With Dental Association. The Lake County Medical association held its regular monthly meeting yes terday afternoon in Hamnumd in the Elk's hail. The attendance yesterday wns rather small owing to the summer season, but the subjeets that came up for discussion were entered into with Fpirit. The association is planning to meet with the Lake County Dental associa- ' tion during the next month. FIGHT OM WABASH PASSENGER TRAIN Gary Remonstrance Wran gle Results in Arrest of Man in Hammond. SCENE ON HOHNMN STREET Sensational Encounter Brings Men To Hammond Police Court Today. The saloon remonstrance was the eanse of a fight which occurred on a Wabash passenger train between Gary and Hammond yesterday afternoon and might have resulted serlonsly for Charles A. Mullen, the aggressor, If It had not been for the fact that the man whom he assaulted kept bis head and did not use the revolver which he had in his possession. Charles A. Mullen and John P. Nagle got on the Wabash train at Gary and Mullen started to roasting Nagle for signing the remonstrance. He said that several buildings which he owned had been made vacant because of the action of Nagle and his friends, and he proceeded to show his Indignation in no uncertain manner. There were several of Mullen's riend on the train at the time and Na gle thought that the whole crowd .of them were about to pitch on him and give him a thrashing. Is Followed from Bear of Car. Consequently, in an effort to avoid them, he got up and left the car and went into one in the rear. Mullen followed him and when the two reach ed the platform Mullen struck Nagle in the neck with his fist. Nagle drew his. revolver and by threatening to shoot his assailant he kept him at a safe distance. When the train reached Hammond, Nagle, to avoid further trouble, had the conductor let him off the rear end of the train instead of going on into Chicago. Mullen followed him, how ever, and so Nagle, seeing that there was likely to be more trouble, stepped intOs Cox's restaurant on Hohman street and telephoned to the police. One of the officers went do'wn to the restaurant and arrested Mullen. Mullen then made an effort to have Nagle arrested for carrying concealed weapons, but Nagle showed that he was a traveler and under the law could carry a gun, and so Judge McMahon, before whom the preliminary hearing was heard, refused to make out the warrant. The hearing at which Muleln will be tried was set for July 8. He had property and was released on a bond signed by himself. LOCAL HRUWINS 00T Bump and Berry Beat Out Architects From all Parts of the Country. Messrs. Bump and Berry, the local architects, have landed a contract to day that put a large-sized feather in the company's cap. In a competitive contest for the mak ing of plans for the new $30,000 Chris tian church of Hammond, the Ham mond firm won out today and was awarded the contract. Among the architects in the con test were big guns from New York. Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Some of them have been making plans for churches for twenty five years. The officers of the Christian church met last night and after mature de liberation awarded the plum to the lo cal men, who by right feel much elated. he new church as was detailed in these columns some time ago, will be a stone building seating 1,200 people. THESE WOMEN GET THEIR BABIES MIXED. Incitement nt Monon Depot When Brakemen Get Tangled I" p. There was more fun at the Monon depot at 12.50 this afternoon than you could shake a stick at. At the entrance to the day conch, be fore the train had really come to a standstill was a lady with a baby in her arms who wanted to get on the train and another with a baby who wanted to get off. She was standing in the vestibule. The brakeman took the babies to be of assistance to the ladies and just then the engineer started to pull up a car length. Both mothers screamed and the brakeman got the babies mixed up and handed the wrong baby to the wrong mother. In the ex citement several people thought some one was trying to abduct the babies. .NOTICE. Any one caught firing off any explosive, firecrackers or mak ing an unnecessary noise in the vicinity of St. Margaret's hos pital will be aire led and prose cuted. There arc several peo ple there who are dangerously HI and may not recover. FRED G. BIMBACH, Supt. of Police. DING ROBBERY OCCURS Griffin Residence on Ogden Street is Entered Through Basement Window Last Night and Much Silver and Money is Stolen. HOOSE HAS BEEN ROBBEDJTHREE TIMES Charles Deming, Who Was Karl Griffin's Companion In House, Ig Robbed of $25 During Bold Foray of House Breakers on Ogden Street After One o'Clock. H Burglars broke into the residence of Mrs. Edith Griffin In 120 Ogden street. in the south side residence district last night, where Karl Griffin and Charles Deming were sleeping and after ran sacking the house took a roll of f-0 hills from Karl Griffin's coat pocket, f 2.1 from Charles Deiuing's pocket, a diamond ring which they found In the house und considerable silver. It was the richest haul that burglars: have made in Hammond in a long time and the thieves got away without leav ing a single clue as to the manner of their escape. POLICE SAY IT IS QUEER CASE. The police say it is one of the pe culiar cases they have yet had to deal with and they have formed the theory that the burglars entered the basement of the house while Griffin and Deming were down town early in the evening and then accomplished their purpose after they had gone to bed were fast asleep. : There was no one else In the house last night. Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. L. L. Bom- berger and Attorney L. L. Bomberger were all visiting George Eley in Olivet, Mich. CAPT. AUSTGEX IS DETAILED. The police were notified as "soon a9 the burglary was discovered and Cap tain Peter Austgen went down to the house to make an investigation. He was unable to discover anything in the nature of a clue and doubts if the burglars will ever be captured. This is the third time that the Griffin residence has been broken into. Each time the robbers have made a good haul and have succeeded in getting away with their booty. One time the safe which was kept in the library was cracked with nitro glycerine. A blanket was put over it to leaden the noise and although Karl Griffin was sleeping over the room in which the explosion occurred he never heard it. Drew Money to Pay Bills. Mr. Griffin drew the money out of the bank in the morning with the idea of transacting some business with it that afternoon. I"or some reason or another he did not accomplish his purpose ami he carried the money with him with the idea of paying it out the next day. Whether he was seen to draw, the money by the men who afterwards robbed the house is not known. Mr. Griffin does not make it a habit to dis play money in public places and so he is of the opinion that the burglars broke into the house to get whatever the ycould and by chance came acros.J the roll. Was at 1'nlverslty Club. Mr. Griffin was in the rooms of the University club last evening until about 10:45 when he invited Charles Deming to go home with him. The two young j men went directly home and after fool- ing about the house with "Pat." a pet I hg. the young men retired between 12:30 and 1 o'clock. This morning Charles Deming was the first to arise. Karl Griffin got up shortly after six and seeing some of the j drawers in the side board had been pulled out he at once suspected that j there had been burglars in the house.. ' Deming .Makes Discovery First. I The next minute Deming discovered j that the pocketbook had been taken out of his coat and rifled of its contents and dropped on the floor. Griffin looked In his coat where he had left his roll and it was gone. The pocketbook was) later found in the bark yard empty. A further investigation revealed the (fact that considerable silver ware -had been taken although there was a large amount of it left. It has been esti mated that the losses will total 0, although this will not be determine.! until Griffin hears from his mother and finds how much silver there was in the house at the time. Both Griffin and Deming say they did not hear a sour.d during the night and "Pat," the dog whieh might have warned them, was locked up in the barn, outside the house. Mr. Griffin says that Just before retiring he went down in the basement and locked the outside door. The burglar broke a basement win dow and reaching in opened an outer door. They then filed open the door to the apartments up stairs and gained en- i trance to the house in this manner.