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Portly cloudy and cooler tonight; Saturday fair and moderately cool. EDITION OXE CENT PER COPY. VOL. HI. NO. 37.- HAMMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY. JULY 31, 1908. LAKE 0 NT Ill HI FOR Northern Indiana Volun teer Firemen's Associa tion Hopes For Fair and Expects to Bring a Big Crowd in Crown Point PROGRAM READY 10 CURRY QUI On Eve of Battle Crown Point Fire- Men Is Injured and County Seat's Chances Experience a Set Back- Aduitor Johnson Makes a Wafer on the Hub Team. PROGRAM. 8 a. m. Reception of visit ors. 9 a. m. Concert on square, Barney Young's band. 10 a. m. Grand parade of fire men. 12 m. Dinner. 1 p. m. Champion hose race dry run. First prize, $75 and silk banner; second, $35; third, $10. 2 p. m. Hook and ladder race. First prize $45 and sil ver trumpet; second, $20; third, $10. 3 p. m. Dry hose test. First prize, $40 and aluminum fire hat;, second, $20; third, $10. . 4 p.. m.- 100-yard raee.for fire- men only. Prize, $10. 5 p. m. Awarding of prizes by judges. Crown rolnt, Ind., July 31. The northern Indiana volunteer firemen's tournament will take place here tomor row. The city ha on her glad rnrcs and I ready for her hundred of vis itor. The loeal team experts to enrry off the honors tomorrow, though Whit ins; expect also to win hands down. Hohart will not compete, owing to the township republican convention. Will Handicap County Sent. Bert M.'fker, the horse shoer, met with an accident yesterday that will keep him from participating in the firemen's tournament and will materi ally lessen Crown Point's chances of winning, as Meeker was one of the local team's best and fastest men. While shoeing a horse yesterday the animal accidentally stepped on Meek er's foot, injuring the member so badly that he was unable to walk and is to day arouryl on crutches, but will not be able to enter the events tomorrow. It is an unfortunate occurrence, hap pening as it does when Crown Point had perfected their team to their en tire satisfaction and the members are disappointed over the accident. However, a new man will take Meek er's place in the races and Crown Point, nothing daunted, will make its best efforts to win and furthermore, if they lose, Meeker's absence on the team will not be offered as an excuse for their defeat. Auditor Johnson Is Worried. The result of the firemen's tourna ment at the Hub tomorrow is feverishly awaited by two Dake county men. It Is fraught with the greatest of im portance to them. The principals in the worry case are Auditor Johnson of Crown Point, for merly a staunch Whiting citizen, and George Girard, his brother-in-law. Johnson is backing the Crown Point team to win in the tournament; Glrard is backing the Whiting team to win. Now. if the Whiting team wins Mr. Johnson will have to walk from Crown Point to Whiting. If the Crown Point team wins Mr. Girard must "hoof It" from Whiting to Crown Point. DIAMOND MINES CLOSE DOWN. Kimberley, July 31. The close of the De Beers diamond mine, which shut ;own today for an indefinite period. Is at', ributei to the slump in the diamond 'radrt in America. XOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. We want you to reeelve your copy of THE TIMES regularly, nod If you do not, we would be pleased to have you write or trlephnne us. Telephone Hammond 111. Telephone Enst Chicago 111. Telephone Indiana Harbor 111. Telephone Whiting 111. Telephone South Chicago 2SS. Telephone South Chicago 810. Telephone Gary 157. $ ft BIG UNSIGHTLY POLES W1LLHAVE 10 GO Street Car and Gas Compa nies Make an Amicable Agreement This Noon. FORTY-THREE TO BE CUT OUT Compromise Results in Beautifying Business Part of the City to No Small Degree. The first step toward ridding the business district of Hammond from un sightly and unnecessary guy poles was taken this morning when the board of public works brought the gas com pany and the street car company to gether to use joint poles upon which the companies will string their wires jointly. Forty-three poles can be dispensed with by that agreement in the district from Oakley on State street to Morton court and from the Erie tracks on Hohmaa streef'Yo'Fayette street. "r'w The arrangement grows out of a compromise that has been effected be tween the board of public works and the street car company on account of the double crossing that the street car company was to lay over the rail road tracks on State street. The city was in a position to force the street car company to lay double crossings across these tracks, an improvement that would have improved the city little and possibly interfered with the traffic. The double tracks could be laid by the street car company at an expense of several thousand dollars and while the city was not very anxious to see the double crossings it felt that exempting the street car company from one track that the city should be shown a favor in return. A Satisfactory Arrangement. The East State street property own ers were satisfied that the street car company install iron poles from Oakley 4 avenue to Hohman street to offset the street car company's exemption, but the board of public works and .some- oi the council" f Sought "this "was "not enough and Insisted upon more Iron poles. The street car company threatened to nut in a double crossing and so the administration and the company lay in a deadlock for several weeks. Some thing had to be done, however, and so yesterday the plan adopted today was hit upon. Some Iron Poles. It will undoubtedly prove a satis factory arrangement as it removes forty-three eye-sores from the business district. The agreement further stip ulates that wherever a joint pole Is not feasible, that the street car com pany erect iron poles. The street car company has a sub sidiary agreement with the South Shore Gas & Electric company by which the light company set 14 of the 43 poles. Superintendent Matson and Green were out here today with the board of pub lic works to adjust matters. THEY AGREE Oil PAVIflG Property Owners on Mue nich Court Get Together and Settle on Material. The Muenlch court property owners and the Masonic Temple Building as sociation may now go ahead and have the court paved. The matter could have been disposed of long ago had the property owners gotten together soon er. The property owners wanted their street paved with vitrified brick and wanted the contract let to a private party. They, however, delayed filing the bond which is necessary if the property owners take the improvement into their own hands. The bond was filed this morning. The clerk was instructed to adver tise for bids for three-quarter inch lead water pipe in May street. The improvement of Calumet ave nue with sidewalks was laid over until Sept. 4. The main sewer improvement for Summer street was taken under ad visement until next Monday. Plans and specifications were adopted for the West Ogden street pavement. The plans are for asphalt macadam, and the improvement was ordered. To William Ahlborn was awarded the contract for Cue building of side walks on Indiana boulevard. The Howard avenue primary assess ment roll was placed on file for public Inspection. DENIES GATE WAS LET DOWN ON THE HORSE. Gate Tnder Disputes Statement of Mrs. Van Willigan Made Yesterday. August Gerber, the gateman at the Michigan Central crossing on Hohman street, denies that he let the gate down on a horse and caused the Van Willigan accident night before last. In this he disputes the testimony of Mrs. Van Willigan who says that the gate came down on the horse which prceded hers. The company is making an investiga tion of, the circumstances surrounding the accident. rMK WwJF- mm FALLS INTO A BURNiNGJPEAT BED Shocking Accident Happens -. to Ten-Year-Old "Girl at East Qhicago, c. FOOT BURNED TO THE BONE Ethel Holland's Visit to Neighbor ing City Costs Her t Dearly Yesterday. Special to The Times East Chicago, Ind., July 31 Terri ble are the sufferings of Miss Ethel Holland, the ten-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holland of West Pullman, III. With the flesh on her light foot burned elear to the bone the little girl lies at the home of her relative, Mrs. Piper, In this elty and what her ulll- mnte fate will be Is extremely doubtful, Steps Into Pent Hole. Not far from the Chicago Terminal tracks, near the city is a stretch of marsh land of peat formation. It is covered with ashes and is about a quar ter of a mile long. On its surface it gives no indication of the fierce con flagration raging below. Little Miss Holland 9a.a returning to the Piper home after a walk in the field and sup posing the ground beneath the ashes was solid at least, she started across the peat bed. Before she had gone but a few steps her right foot sank Into a burning mush hole. Sereams for Help. The girl lost her balance and sank In deeper while the flesh on her foot siz zled and burned. She screamed for aid but there was none in sight and by a desperate effort dragged herself out of the hole. By this time help arrived and the little girl was carried to the Piper home where her wounds were dressed by a physician. The police and fire departments were summoned and a lead of hose was turned on the burning peat which is said to be on fire to a depth of ten or fifteen feet. IKE ANOTHER PLAINT Hammond People Say That Men Disport Themselves Semi-Nude at Park. Hammond people who have visited Lake Front Park lately have come away from the bathing beach there angered at the spectacle presented by men who go into the water inadequate ly dressed. Some of the men bathe In one-piece suits and are semi-nude. Sev-" eral Hammond ladies have sent in com plaints to this office and declare they will not visit the beach again. The re strictions at the park should be such that no one should be permitted to go In the water unless decently clad. At most bathing resorts it is the women who are the greatest offenders in this regard but at the Hammond beach it is the men who disgust patrons at the place. IP TOr DOST SEE IT IN THE OTH ER PAPERS LOOK FOR IT IIV THB TIMES. WHICH 7 MAY CHANGE PRACTICE New System of Train Dis patching on Michigan -Central Proposed. If the present plans. ?.. ttie J&l iMghl be but a comparatively short space of'f time when dispatching trains by tele graph will be a thing of the past. Word comes that a ang of men are stringing telephone wires between De troit and Jackson, along the Michigan Central. It is believed that as soon as the lines can be completed trains be tween Detroit and Jackson, Detroit and Saginaw, and Detroit and Toledo will be dispatched by telephone, and as soon as possible the telephone plan will be extended over the entire sys tem of the New York Central lines. ANOTHER HIKER TO GO THROUGH THE CITY ! Swaney fell from the train into the Lookwood of Jersey City on Hisiriver and suffered a fracture of his J. L. Way to Denver on $3.10 Bet. Hiking J. Q. Lockwood, of Jersey City, who is enroute to Denver, Colo., on a wager, will pass through Ham mond some time soon. The distance is a little more than 2,000 miles and he is to make the trip in sixty days. A friend of Ixekwood's has $ 3 ! 0 at stake but Lockwood says that his friend will be $350 ahead the latter part of August. Lockwood is averaging better than thirty-five miles per day. BRYAN AT LABOR DAY PICNIC IN CHICAGO. Senator 1 Follette Also Asked to Make Speech to Give Aflalr IVonpnrtlsnn Flavor. William Jennings Bryan, the democratic nominee for the presidency, nil be the princi pal spenker at the Labor day picnic under the auspices of the Chicago Federation of La bor. John Fltpatrlck of the federation said yesterday that the eominittee on pnrade and pienle had not yet decided what pleasure grounds the federation would choose for the demonstra tion, but that Mr. Bryan had aeeepted the invitation to he present. Senator I.a Follette of Wis consin was sent nn Invitation yesterday to appear at the same gathering. Secretary .ockles of the federation said that It was not Intended to make the demonstration a partisan affair, but that both sides in the poli tical eontest would be Invited to participate in the spcech mnklng. President Samnel Gompers of the American Federation will be at Danville Labor day ns speak er for the Central Labor coun cil of Danville on that occa sion. Former President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers of America will also be a guest of organized labor and address an Illinois gather Ins on I.nbor day. FURTHER LOCAL NEWS ON PAGE SEVEN. Scar in New York Evening World. HOBO MEETS WITH SERIOKClDEfIT Wm; Swaney Tries to Board Nickel Plate Train; Falls " y Into the River. SKULL FRAGTURED-LEG BROKE Heartless Companions Leave Help less Knight of the Road To His Fate. Lost night at about S o'clock while attempting to board a freight train at the Nickel Plate railroad bridge in company with several pals William leg. He was taken to St. Margaret's hospital in Stewart's ambulance. It is said that Swaney was trying to get on the train when he slipped and fe'l into the river. In falling his leg caught in such a manner that it was broken in several places. Pals Left Him to Fate. The water was not verv deep and Swaney succeeded in dragging himself out of it. To the everlasting shame of his companions, when they saw that their friend had fallen from the train and was in danger of drowning in the river they sought to avoid responsi ! bility in any way by leaving him to his fate. Had it not been for kind circum stances Swaney might be at the bottom of the river at this time and no one would have known how he happened to get there. As it was he managed to get out and summon assistance and later was taken to the hospital in Stewart's am bulance. An accident happened on the way to the hospital. Accident to Horses. Just as the driver of the ambulance was about to turn on Clinton street the driver failed to slack up his horses land they both slipped and fell to the ! pavement. I The driver was able to get them to their feet in a hurry, however, and the trip to the hospital was continue. 1. The report at the hospital this morning was ! ! jthat Swaney is much better and will i get along all right. The doctors set the fractured limb yesterday and the wounds about the head were dressed. Swaney who is a knight of the road thinks he was fortunate in escaping with his life. CARNIVAL IS VERY BUSY IjOng's carnival, since its opening in Hammond this week, has had good j success and last night entertained its largest crowd. KverytHidy got their money's worth. The management of the carnival does not claim to have the biggest show, but claims to have h good show, and from expressions heard last night, has made good its claims. The Katzenjammer temple is quite an attraction for the younger folks, while the older ones enjoy the singing and the athletic work. One of the attractions consists of the scenes from the Gunness farm. TELEPHONE TOUR SEWS TO THE TIMES. ARRESTED OH A CHABGEJF PERJURY E. F. McGovern is Haled to Judge Prest's Court on Serious Charge. SO. CHICAGO FIRM ACCUSERS Judge Binds Prisoner Over to Lake County Superior Court Tor Trial. Eugene F. McGovern, alias Edward F. McGovern of this city, was arrested last night at the Instance of A. H. Stephan of the Chicago Discount com pany and the management of Spiegel's house furnishing store in South Chi cago on a charge of perjury. lie was ttaken before Judge Jordan where he was held in the custody of the officers until he gave bond In the sum of $200. This morning Judge Jor dan turnjrffHhe case over to Judge Prest and 'hearing was set for 1 o'clock this afternoon. Waives Arraignments! Here McGovern, through his attor ney, Joseph Conroy, waived arraign ment and he was bound over to the Lake superior court in the sum of $200. Attorney John Stinson. who is repre senting the plaintiff, pointed out that the crime with which McGovern Is charged is punishable by two to four teen years in the penitentiary and he stated that for a felony of that nature a $200 bond was not sufficient. The matter of bail was argued pro ar.d con until finally Judge Prest fixed the sum at $200. This did not satisfy Attorney Stinson, who declared that he would swear out another warrant and have McGovern held under addi tional bonds. The crime with which McGovern is charged is that of perjury. Mr. Mc Govern had purchased a lot of furni ture from Spiegel's store In South Chi cago on the payment plan. He had paid very little on the furniture when he, desiring to raise some money, went to the Chicago Discount company and borrowed $123 on the representation that- there was no incumberance on the furniture. They Caused His Arrest. AVhon the members of the Chicago Discount company discovered that the furniture was mortgaged and that Mc- I Govern had made an affidavit to a falsehood they at once caused his ar rest. His case will come up in the next term of the Lake superior court and if Mr. McGovern is unable to furnish bail he will be compelled to go to jail. LAKE CO. PI GETS IT The Honor Falls to Re corder H. E. Jones at Indianapolis. At a meeting of a number of conn ty recorders of the state In the Clay pool hotel in Indianapolis yesterday alternoon, an organization was effected and the following officers were elected: President. William H. Hufford of Dela ware county; secretary, H. E. Jones of Ijake county; treasurer, H. C. Daugher ty of Madison county. After the meet ing it was said that about seventeen county recorders were in attedance, and that the meeting was preliminary to a meeting that will be called later. No definite action was taken yesterday, it was said, and the chief matter that came up for discussion was in connec tion with fees. It was explained that there is a dif ference in fees charged by various re corders and it is the desire to have these fees-more nearly uniform through a better understanding of the laws governing them. It was said by some of the recorders also that there is con siderable dissatisfaction over the mat ter of salaries, as there has been no increase for a number of years, al though the work and the responsibili ties have increased considerably. It j was sai.l that no decision of any kind jwas reached as to what action should ! he taken, but that this would be i brought up at a later meeting, and that it was the intention to collect statistics that might be of value in having the present laws relating to fees and sal aries amended. It was claimed that there was no connection between the meeting of the recorders and the meet ing the preceding day of the county clerks. CHILDREN PLAYING WITH MATCHES SET HOUSE AFIRE. j Fire Department Culled Out to Ex tinguish Blnze In Resilience of J. Hnapp. Children playing with ma tches in the home of J. Knapp are thought to have set the clothes in the clothes closet afire and caused a small sized blaze which was only extinguished through the timely arrival of Assistant Chief Nill and his men from No. 4. Tho Knapp home la located at 212 Waltham street. Assistant Chief Nill estimates the damage at about $25. Fortunately there was nobody injured in the blaze. TOLESTOi GUI CLUB WILL HELP Board of Directors of Fa mous Millionaire Organi zation Will Reconsider Position Relative Bridge to Span Calumet. SILL STRIP OF LAfJOJS NEEDED Money Is Already Appropriated for New Structure, But It is Doubtful If it Can Be Completed This Year Residents South of Steel City WU1 Cut Off Next Spring. The directors of the Tolleston Gun club, the historic Chicago millionaires' organization, meet in special session today for the purpose of attending to matters of great importance pertain ing to their land in Indiana. Among other things, they will consider the granting, if the strip of land 300 feet long and about twenty feet wide of their property which the county com missioners need in order to widen Broadway, fill In It on each side of the bridge, and to construct the bridge. T. W. Englehardt of the South Broad way Land company, who has perhaps taken more active Interest in the se curing of a bridge over the Calumet than any other single person, was prac tically certain last night that they would deed the necessary strip of land to the county for the widening of tha street. 1 Money is Appropriated. The money for the construction of the bridge has been appropriated by the county council, but it was useless to construct the bride unless the ap proach was elevated so that it would not be flooded with water. In order to elevate it to the proper height so that it would not wash away it was also found advisable to widen the street, and all of the adjoining prop erty owners were willing to give up the necessary land but the gun club which seemed opposed to making a city out of the marsh. Now, however, it is learned that they are reconsidering their action and will likely allow the bridge to go In at once. After the legal process is gona through with and the damages and benefits are assessed, teh contract is let and other matters are attended to it is doubtful if the bride can be con structed this year, because of the de lay in securing this 300 foot strip from the gun club. This will mean therefor that the property and the inhabitants youth of the river will be shut off from Gary for about six weeks next spring like they were last year. MAY LOSE HER EYESIGHT Mrs. J. C. Williams of Hos ford Park Suffers Agony Since Injury to Eye. C. J. William.! of Hosford Park was in Hammond today for the first time since his wife was injured by a nail J penetrating her eye. Since then her existence has been one of agony. Shs I was taken to a Chicago hospital an 1 i there two specialists operated upon the '.organ. Mr. Williams says that their I operation was nut a success and that by the administration of poor ocair. on the eyeball he may lose her eye She was taken back sight altogether, to Hosford Park suffered pitifully ami for two months The eye is but lit tle better and eventually the stricken, lady may lose her eyesight altogether. Her friends and relatives are much distressed over the cas- and mucli sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Williams. NOTICE TO SISCRIBERS. ! All subscribers contemplating leaving home on their vacation for any point In I nited States, X Canada or Europe, can have THE TIMES forwarded to them by Informing our circulation department what their address will be. Telephone Ilnmmond 111. 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