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EDITION 7 LAK COUNTY WEATBKB. Fair today and Thursday, lining temperature Thurs days easterly winds today. ONE CENT PER COPY.n VOL. III. XO. 17.- HAAfMOKD, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1908. " LET'S SEE. HAVE I OVERLOOKED ANYBODY? Copyright: 1908: by THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE REFUSAL CRUSHED 10ER THE BRYAN HEEL Roughshod Riding Over o - Guffey and Parker at Denver Furnishes Thrills For Vast Multitude in the Great Convention Hall. GOMPERS PUTS INNS PLANK Platform Is Near Its Final Touches and Anti-Bryan Fight May Result Because of Stained Glass Window Episode and Turning Down of Pennsylvania. WHAT THEY DO TODAY. Rf port of committee on per manent organization. Address of Congressman Hen ry D. Clayton of Alabama an permanent chairman. Report of resolutions commit tee (If ready). Resolutions on death of Grover Cleveland may be presented. Miscellaneous bnslncss. Adjournment until noon to morrow. - WHAT THEY DID YESTERDAY. Alton B. Parker, rebuffed in the convention in an attempt to present bla revolutions of re apect for the memory of Grover Cleveland received the blow which stripped him of every ves tige of the glory which he held in 10O4 as the titular head of the democratic party. William Jennings Bryan won every essential point in the con vention preliminaries, and indi cations were that no name hut his would be placed before the convention for the presidential nomination. Temporary Chairman Bell made the keynote speech before the convention, laylag especial stress on the necessity for a clear-cnt antl-ln junction pinnk which will limit the power of the courts. Mayor Tom Johnson of Cleve land and Daniel Campau of Michigan, favorites of Bryan, were turned down for re-election as national committeemen from their respective states. Foes of Bryan issued a state ment declaring they had 346 delegates and could prevent the nomination of Bryan on the first ballot. BV WALTER WEM.MAX.) Denver, July 7. Bryan's triumph is! complete All opposition to him has j disappeared. The east has surrendered, to the west. It is probable that the commoner ill be nominated by acclama tion no other conditions being pre sented to the convention. The platform will, of course, be made just as Bryan wants it. all efforts on the part of his enemies to harass him there having been abandoned. It is- nuite likely the complete ticket wfll bev Bryan and Gray; if not that, prrnaps Bryan and Douglas. The first day's session of the con vention of the party of protest and promise has been decidedly interesting and impressive. It is marked by great and genuine enthusiasm for the man who has been the real leader of the party for the last twelve years, and who is now to have his third trial for the White House with a party behind him more nearly united, more ag gressive, more confident, than It lias been at any time since 1SP2. (BY RAYMOND) Denver. July T. It is a great pity to say hc least, that the first session of inK xhe. manhoios t the proper grade the- democratic national convention was i providing the cross walks with iron marked by two unfortunate nnd even j arrons and the filling of the space be fiisgraced incidents. j tween the sidewalks and the curbs. One was the treatment according to The city engineer s estimate was the Pennsylvania delegation, by which I $1.731,, per square yard. Only two con they wera 11 prncticaliy disfra frhlsed ! tractors had the nerve to put in a hid by the arbitrary ruling of the tempo- ; on so low an estimate, one being Hatch rry chairman and the other was the j & son, who agreed to lay molding marked lack of courtesy shown to j block for $1.70 per square yard and Alton B. Parker, the last democratic -earmlHlate for the presidency. Neither Incident was one which will reflect credit upon the Denver con - ventlon. but the cold blooded throwing down of the Pennsylvanians was a thing which would not have been tol erated In any rough house county con vention and even Inexperienced poli ticians are aghast at the action. vTitlj-iut a trial, without even a semblance of an examination into the real situation, the entire- Pennsylvania delegation was deprived of all partic ipation in the preliminary work of the (Continued on Page 8.1 BOARD IS SADLY PUZZLED TODAY South Hohman Street Prop erty Owners Don't Know What They Do Want. MAY HAVE TO RE-ADVERTISE Estimate of Cost of Paving on Thor oughfare Found To Be Over Engineer's Estimate. Do we want vitrified brlckf Acs. No. Perhaps. Do we want ashphaltf No. Yes. Well maybe! Do we want creosote blockt finess so. Yes. No. Do we want Westrumitef Sure. No. Yes. Do w e want macadam f Yes. Well I guess not. Do wc want nothlngf Yep. Mt. Do we want gold bricks f Yes. -ot at all. Do we want carpet f Of course. No. Do we want something for nothing f Yes. that's It. And so the merry tune is hummed -nto the ears of the hoard of puhlic works by the property owners of South Hohman street whose frontage is to be paved. T'nless the property owners of South Hohmn street in an adjourned scon ference with the board of puhlic works agreed on the kind of pavement this afternoon, at a session scheduled to be held at 2:30 o'clock. Hohman street is as far from a pavement as it was six months ago. At noon today it would not have been surprising if the board would have to re-advertise for new bids. The hoard had taken the pavement for South Hohman street under advise ment until tliis forenoon and again in vited the property owners up to reach a final decision. The result was a whole lot of talk with no action. The board some time a?n advertised for bids on a vitrified brick pavement with asphalt tilled providing for an eight-inch rolled stone foundation, the re-building of all catch basins and rais- metropolitan brick for Jl.Sn. Hutchin son, of Michigan City, agreed to lay the pavement for $1.90. and the curbing for j 55 ce.nts a foot rhile Hatch & Son, would lay the curbing for 43 cents. The bids were above the estimate, with the exception of the molding brick, which, however, was not advertised, does not seem to be such a desirable brick. Either the contractors will have to come down or the property owners will have to agree to their prict or a new kind of pavement. Instead of doing this, they are pulling in twoney differ ent directions. Other Business. The board adopted the primary as STREETS RIPPED UP FOR NEW PAVING State and Hohman Streets Turned Over to Contrac tors for Improvements. NEW TRACKS ON" STATE ST. Street Railway Company Thinks Its Efforts Are Not Very Much Appreciated. After today both Hohman and State streets will be torn up in preparation ! f or street and track improvements. The work of laying the new track on South I Hohman street has progressed as far as ! Carroll street, where it will have to stop until the city officials designate where the car line Is to run in the widened street. A connection will be made between the two rails, the old and the new, and then as soon as the city engineer es tablishes the route of the new tracks, they will be laid. On State street the new track will be laid at once and work was begun on the improvement this morning.. This is in preparation for the laying of the new brick pavement between Hohman street and Oakley avenue. The brick are already on the grounds for the State street paving and it Is understood that Contractor Hatch in tends to rush the work through. The street car company will complete Is part of the work on State street as soon as possible and within a few weeks it is expected that State street as far out as Oakley avenue, will be as spick and I span as any street in the city. Says Arrnngement Is In justifiable. There has been considerable criti cism of the street car company because It lias left in the old rails at the frogs of the switches. Hut Manager Green of the Street Railway Company ex plained last night that this is just a temporary arrangement and that as soon as the new frogs arrive, they will he substituted for the old ones. Mr. Green also pointed out the fact that the public generally does not seem to appreciate the fact that the company has gone out of its way to re-pave Hohman street, north of the Michigan Central tracks. In some cases he company has re-paved the street for six or eight feet from the tracks, where there were depressions in it and it is only required to pave eighteen incnes from the rails. Of course it might he pointed out that a great deal of the necessity for pav ing the street was due to the fact that the street car company has frequently torn up the pavement to make repairs but nevertheless the people generally will appreciate even a slight indica tion of .the intention ot the company to do the right thing. sessment role for the Bauer street Westrumite pavement and accepted the contract of Russell for the three-inch lead pipe in Michigan avenue and Mor ton avenue. Permission was granted the Swedish Lutheran church of South Chicago to hold a picnic in Douglas Park next Saturda y. GOES TO TEXAS Dr. T. W. Oberlin, formerly Exalted Ruler of Hammond Lodge B. P. O. E. No. 485, and now representative to the grand lodge, will leave next week for Texas where at Dallas, the National Convention of the order will be held. HAMMOND FAMILY IN KAMI ESCAPE John Kamradt and Relatives Trapped on Pennsylvania Crossing Near Valpo. GATEKEEPER WAS NEGLIGENT Twentieth Century Limited, Going 70 Miles an Hour, Catches Gas Man In a Predicament. While returning to Hammond from ! nlparalso, w here he had been visit lug friends, John Kamradt, of Hammond,!, collector for the S. Gas Co., his family and relative, had a narrow e- cape from death at the Pennsylvania' cross south of Valparaiso, and had 't not been for the presence of mind of Mr. Kamradt the Twentieth Century: limited would probably have crushed ; into the surrey In which the party was seated, nnd it Is difficult to Imagine what would have been the consequences. The narrow escape was due to the negligence of the gateman at the;ra. Pennsylvania crossing. which leads from College hill to the country south, and the fact that the crossing is lo- cated at the foot of a deep cut In the road made the situation all the mnre serious and the negligence of the gate- man all thr more inexrusa'Me: - - -"-jra There Is a steep declivity leading down from College hill and Kamradt was driving a team of spirited horses . hitched to a surry as he approached the crossing. AVhen he was within 125 fett nf the trucks the towermnn hpirnn ringing the warning bell. John Thought It Was O. K. regulating the city almost to the mln- The gates were not lowered and!"1' 1"""' Once the list Is completed Kamradt thought that the towerman i " b' "f ,ho expected him to cross in front of the ' C,H" ,n tho "ta' w,fh rdl- AncrU- i, nances broad enough for years to come. horses, but by the time he reached the crossing the towerman lowered the gates on t lie backs of the team. The horses immediately became frightened and as the road is very nar row at this point it was impossible to turn the team around in a hurry. Kamradt shouted to the ladles in the j surry to get out as quickly as possible ; and they lost no time in obeying his I command. The Twentieth Century limited was thundering down upon him not more than a block away and with difficulty gates when the train went rn 1 n past. It was a narrow escape and the wit- nesses congratulated the party on their narrow escape, the train was going at, a speed of seventy miles an hour and it was a marvel to the entire party that tney escapeu nn ineir lives. Lu;tlonef.rs and getting as far as the When an explanation xvas demanded," fpr thp bjn pr)Sters aml blcvrle of the gateman he simply said. "I rang I rjder(t ' m bp" " i Other Business First. In the party was .ur. and Mrs. John Kamradt. Mrs. rrank Kamradt. aby!utner bus,)ness was first disposed of. Evelyn Kamradt and Mrs. Kamradt's ; .roo, had n strone- deletratirm sister from Kouts YOUNG MEN'S DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS TOMORROW EVE. The young men's democratic club holds Its regular meeting tomorrow evening in the democratic clnbrooma. The leaders In the cluh are anxious thnt all the members turn out for the meeting as It is more than likely that business of importance? will come up for discnsslon. CITY FATHERS HOLD A BUSY MEETING Many Ordinances Passed at Mid-summer Council Gathering. LIMIT MOTOR CYCLISTS SPEED City's Umemployed Is a Problem That Confronts Mayor Becker and His Confrerees. GIST OF THE COt NCII. MEETING. , Ordinance passed licensing auctioneers and regulating auc tions. Ordinance passed licensing amusements and regulating the same. Ordinance passed licensing bill posters and regulating same. Ordlnnnee passed regulating the riding of bicycles and motor cycles In Hnmmnnd. Ordinance passed for the nam ing of extension of Summer Ordinance passed appropriat ing fl-00 from general fund for street repair fund. Besolntlon adopted approving f- sale of city froprrtv-, oi Front street to American Steel Foun dry company. Hammond Is well under way now for Igetting a complete set of ordinances Mayor Becker Is In back of revision and Is earnestly pus Mug It nnd gave the city dad's an Idea of his Intention last night at the regular meeting. The ordinances are copied from those of other cities like Indlnnnpolls South j Bend, Chicago. Milwaukee, In fnct, from any city which has a suitable ordinance nnd is supplemented for Hammond use. To give the city a new set of ordinances !? one of Mayor Becker's ambitions for this term of office and he wants to make them so complete and exhaustive th.it a succeeding administration whether democratic or republican would find it hard to add to or to chance them Having already disposed of his build- . i ... i ,,-trintr nhimWnEr fire j ' . orf,inanrPS thf. mayor w .xiMicr tntr. , roun.u , thp alpr,al)etical order. . ,nn, wlth the amusements and R.forp taking up these ordinances! Pllllllliri . v - . ..i.- - - - - n --- n - at the meeting to plead if necessary 't hit the so-called Long road, east of Columbia avenue which is an exten-.ray street, sinn of State. Sibley and Summer! The papers street. The naming of this street has j been hanging fire for almost a yeaj : the council always being divided on the naming of some of them preferring to call it State, Some Sibley and some Slimmer street. Xow, however, since the county commissioners want to have (Continued on page 2.) COST HER DEARLY Chicago Young Woman is Hurled From Big Touring Car Because She Refused to Come to Hammond Early This Morning. HAMMOND POLICE ARE NOTIFIED Wild Bide on Eoulevards Results in I Fatal Injuries to Woman Whose Case Mystifies Police in Chicago and Nearby Cities Found in Pocl of Blood. Because she refused to come out to Hammond after a wild auto ride with her companions in a big touring car, Mrs. Mary Hughes, 2!) years old. 325) Chicago avenue, was hurled from sin automobile speeding at the rnte of forty miles an hour by a man companion at Forty-fourth street and Michigan ave nue at 1 o'clock today, as the climax of a tour through the north and south side boulevards in Chicago, in which the reckless chauffeur was fired at by t he j policemen and narrowly escaped runn- I asserts that her companion attacked her while the automobile was flying south and threw he to the street af ter she had fought for ten minutes with him. In the swaying csr. , . Found In Pool of Blood. i The woman was found unconscious in a pool of blood at the curbing, to which she had dragged herself and had then fainted. She was attended bv a police- ..... . , , . , . . . - ... . ambulance physician, who found that she had been injured internally, he sides suffering a dislocation of the right collar bone, a sprained ankle, scalp wounds and cuts. Mrs. Hughes and a friend she told the Chicago police, were hailed at Mon roe and State streets last night by two men seated in an automobile. Takes Trip to North Side. The men asked Mrs. Hughes and her ii.Lii'i ,,.e ..,-.. 1,1 puny went norm to Aimers roaunouse Devon and Evanston avenues, where j they passed several hours drinking an deating. The party left the road- house at 11:30 p. m. and started for aj wild drive down Sheridan road. i Then they returned to Chicago and went south on Mfrhlgan avenue. Mrs. Hughes claims that she was attacked i by a man on the rear seat who struck her repeatedly after they had quarreled! because she would not accompany him to Hammond. Woman Hnrled From Car. Suddenly the man picked up the woraan -and, Ofen,ing the door 'of the inclosed car, hurled her to the street. She screadem but the machine sped on. The other occupants are believed to have been unaware of her absence from the machine until later on. Mrs. Hughes told the police her story, I nnt' messages were sent to every outh side station to intercept the occupants of the car. Police of Hammond were also notified. No trace of them was found, however. The victim was taken to her home in an ambulance after her wounds were dressed. Her condition is serious. BRINGS PATERNITY SUIT Seventeen - Year - Old Girl Tells Her Story to Judge and an Arrest Follows. Swearing to affidavit and information on ner sick tied war. a newborn infant at her side. Miss Anna Theil. a seven- i teen-year-old girl charged Anthony Ap- i pledorn. a nineteen -vea r-old bov. with Ibeing the father of her baby Appledorn was arested yesterday aft- "noon and bound over to answer to the charges in Judge W. W. McMahan's jetty court on July 15. I filrl Signs the Warrant. The sad story was brought to light' sometime ago and the girl herself signed her name to the warrant before j j Judge McMahan. who was called to I the home of the girl's parents on Mur- given to 'Shine to serve, but he was unable to lor-ate Appledorn who is a clerk until last evening The parents of both the principals In the unfortunate affair are hardworking people and keenly feel the disgrace It is reported that a set tlement will be effected before the case is brought to trial next week as young Appledorn is anxious to compromise. FEEDERS FOR Crown Point Lawyer Ap- pears Before Gary Board to Arrange For Connec tion of His Road With C, L. S. and S. B. Line. hi TO COUNTY SEAT Activity In Interurban System at Gary Show That Calumet Will Be Interurban Net Work at One End of Which the County Seat Will Be Located. Attorney Frank Tnttce of Crow Point, representing the Gary A Scuth- I ern Interurban Bnilrond company, np j iirnrrd in (inrj yesterday for the pur pose of making arrangements by which his road, which runs from Crown Point to Gary, would cross the city ami con nect with the Chicago. Lake Shore & South Bend Intenirhnn line, with which It is to have an opcrrttlug agrccent. ENTIRE DISTRICT INTERESTED. The fact that the Chicago. Lake Shore rt South Bond line lias made a traffic agreeemnt with the proposed Gary &. Southern Interurban line will be of interest to the people ot the entire Calumet district for the reason thut it will mean that the cities of Hammond, East Chicago, Indiana Harbor and Gary will have a new route to tha j county seat of Lake county. TO IIAVK MANY FEEDERS. It further develops that the Chicago. Lake Shore &. South Eend lnteruran line Is developing a system of feeders whieff is rapidly tnmeshlng the entire Calumet region and promises to be a big factor in its development, i .... . The Gary & Southern Interurban Hallway company is backed by R. W. Seaman of the Illinois. Iowa & Minne- jsota railroad, which is to be built through from Jolict, 111.. to Crown ' Point and Garv. LINE TO BE BIII.T SOON. The fact that a traffic agreement has been made with the Chicago, Lake. Shore & South Bend line is taken as an indication that some means has been found to finance the project and that the line will he built soon. AVhether the Gary & Southern lino will be operated independently of the Chicago, Lake Shore & South Henri line or whether it will be a part of this famous system is not known. HIGIIT OF MAY SKCVKKD. The promoters of the Gary & South ern line have secured options on all of their right of way Crown Point to the Little Calumet river just south of Gary, with the exception of a few iso lated pieces of ground. The business men of Crown Point have also raised $5,000 with which to purchase the property which could not be secured in any other manner and there is every reason to believe now that the" project will go through. FINDS FRANCHISE PROVISION. Attorney Pattee discovered while he was in Gary that there is 'a provision in the franchise of the Gary & Inter urban line by which it is compelled to give any interurban line which de sires to go through the city the right to vise its tracks upon payment of two I cents per passenger. He thinks that the Gary & Southern interurban will avail itself of this op. portunity to go through Gary on Broadway and that the connection with the Chicago, Iake Shore & South Bend can be made in this manner. HURAT TEMPLE HAPPY And So Are the Hammond Hasons as Result of Big Doings a Week Ago. Back from Indianapolis where last night they met with the Shriners of Murat Temple, H. F. Melkle and Dr. H. E. Sharrer returned to Hammond this morninw bringing with them nearly $1,500 as a result of the bi? Shrine doings in Hammond a week ago. This money will be given to Garfield Lodge K. A. M. to apply to its tem ple dbt. being one half of the net re- HAMMOND'S LINE celpts o! th day. Murat Temple gets offW!a Ilk- amount. The officers of Murat congratulated the Hammond bays and say that it is the most successful stunt ever pulled off in the history of tha Indiana Shriners. If yon can truthfully say that TFIH TIMES Is a good newspaper, please mmf to to a friend and get him to aubaertW cure oat what will happen.