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rrnn (Pol ... v WEATHER. Snow, with brisk north east winds, today-; Wednes day, probably snow flurries. VOL. in-, NO. 204. ' 'il am L fcaMniinf fc3 Saw P Pervert Captured in Chicago Pleads Guilty to Awful Crime at Qarv Last Year IS TAKEN Chief s Rimbach cf mond and Martin Gary Will Bring the Prisoner to Lake County. At last the murderer 0 Lizzie ' lie is Schrader has been discovered under arrest at the South Chicago police station aad there confessed to ell of the terrible details of one of the most brutal and fiendish murders of an ir.noccrt girl chili that nasi a " I ever Deen neara ci in Indiana crun inal history. The murderer of Lizzie Schrader is William Gagle, the man who was . , , . , 1 -. 1 arrested m a cheap lodging- house m Chicago, charged with several other j Crimes Of a Similar nature. For nearly tWO Years the terrible 1 secret of the death of the litle girl, ! who was on her way from a visit to 1 where her father was working on a ,team-shovel, has been jealously guarded by the silent sand-hills to he south of Tolleston and by Gagle imself, whose consciousness of uilt has not seemed to prey upon 8 rierverted mind m all tne long; Dnths since the terrible crime hap- r . ... . , aied. .h noon nn Gacle nan nrrented the Jice sunpected, from tbe iai-t that he ilttrd Miik f-mployed by AVIlliam ' h in a n, who llve near Tolleston, that title was jsruilty ot the Schrader mur r. The prlnouer was sweated with I of the Kkill of old, experienced of ers and finally, without n UKge n havlnn been made rccnrdlnB the ,Tlble erline at Tollewton, he told of In all of Its terrible details. The u in and substance of the con fession, which was made In the pres ence of Detective Matthew Jlcnnara of Sonth Chicago, Chief of Police Illm bach of Hammond, and C hief ot Police Martin of Oary, was a follows: IJESCllinES THE MEETING. I was on the way to Gary to buy a package of tobacco. As I was polnR throujth the woods I met the little Schrader elrl, She was dressed in a little fslnRrham dress and was carrying a dinner pall, which I presume con tained her father's dinner. "As soon as I saw her I made ad vances to her and finally (crabbed her by the arm. She made a loud outcry. It frightened me and I placed my hand over her mouth. She resisted me still further nnd for fear that the attention of some passers-by would be attracted I put my hand on her throat. LEFT HER OX GROVM, "After 1 had accomplished my pur pose I discovered that the little girl did not move. I left her lying; on the around and hastened hack to the farm of Bill Iohmnn, where 1 worked. 'Some time after that I left I.oh- man's and went back to Chicago." ' The rest of the story is still fresh In the minds of Jhe people of the Calu met region, wh6 were inexpressibly shocked' by the , terrible revelations which were made as a result of fhe discovery of the body of the child, BLOODHOUNDS OX TR4IL. Sheriff FV S. Carter, Jene Farley of Crown Point, a dosen policemen, from Hammond and other cities, a Times re porter and staff photographer and scores of citizens soon made up a posse and organised one of the most memor able manhunts In tbe history of the state. The Chlcatco papers were filled with stories of the affair and there were many theories as to how the murder took place and as to who tbe murderer was. Weeks passed by and there was bo solution of the mystery. The ease promised to fto down Into history an one of tbe most peculiar and terrible f unexplained crimes. i At that time the whole region waa of " t it More Accidents Reported on m , r ri wf-i 1 account oi storm wnicn Has Been Raging Con ductor Silled at Hunting ton. More fatalities and casualties in ion owing to the storm un this re this region owing to the storm which subsided this noon are being brought to Uglu A1 JoneSi an Erie conductor, well known in Erie railroad circles in Ham- mond was killed at Huntington last "ht when he was struck by a street car. Kotu ot his leg's were so badly crushed that It was found necessary to put him on the operating table, where he died shortly afterward. C. Hoffman, a fireman on the Erie Erie road, firing on passenger train No. 22, due in Hammond at 8:10,- was struck bv a heavy lumn of coal while firing his engine. He -was knocked from his engine and the engineer pro- ceeded for some distance before he no ticed he missed his partner.. He back ed up his train near Fifty-second street, where the accident- happened and took the injured fireman to Ham mond, where he received medical treat ment. He was later sent to his home in Huntington. Joseph Manasack. an Erie employe, working near the state line this morn ing, was struck by a Nickel Plate train and brought to the Hammond station, from where he was taken in Emmerling's ambulance to St. Mar garet's hospital. He suffered a broken collar-bore and other bruises, but his injuries are not thought to be seri- ous. . Manasack lives at 132 One Hundred and Fifty-fourth place, West Ham mond. aroused and there wa snot a suspicious character who npepared on the streets of Gary who was not closely scruti nized and possibly taken to tbe police station for an investigation. Gene Eariey placed his bloodhounds on tbe trail and their loud cries struck terror thronch the hearts of the peo ple of the neighborhood as they fol lowed the tracks of the fugitive. I.E.4D TO LOHMAX'S. It Is na notable fact that the honnds led the officers towards the house of Bill Iibniati, where Gagle says he went after he had accomplished one of the most fiendish crimes In the history of the state. The whereabouts of the prisoner is now- being kept a secret, as ft is feared that even now he might be subjected to mob violence if tbe enraged people of Tolleston shonld discover his where abouts. Xote Criminal Tendencies. It is acting on this knowledge of the criminal tendencies of these moral monstrosities that the police were work ing. William Gagle Is positively known to have assaulted two little girls of the age of Lizzie Schrader and has been proven to prefer to entice them to Indiana towns In the vicinity of Tolleston, -where his first terribhe crime was committed. The police, have been hot on Gagle's trail for two months. He not only eluded them, but they say he also com mitted one of the crimes charged in that time. Maude Welland, 15 years old. 8042 Saginaw avenue. Identified Gagle In the police station as the man who appeared at her home Dec. 29 and asked her to work for htm for a few weeks on his (Continued on Page Five. HAMMOND, Bpnfrra w old lira I (1 1 1 1 f 3 nYnvsl f rm 5I1SHE5 OUT w wu LJU 1 71 VI LZ3 vl. n imnnr mill Her Brutal Murderer Confesses r x !5 ax LIZZIE SCHRADER, DIVINE PROVIDENCE ANDELEMENTS RELENT Permit Cablegram From Cuba to go Through on Time. Despite the- Inclement weather last night, the local lodge of Knights of Pythias enjoyed an exceptionally pleas ant meeting. Owing to the anniver sary of the fortieth year of the instal lation of the grand lodge of Indiana there was a roll call which proved to be indeed interesting. Every member of the lodge 'answered either in per son or by letter, and the latter especi ally were very interesting-. Divine Providence and the elements which had set the plans of man at naught during the past few days, how ever, relented for the occasion and speeded a cablegram from Cuba,' sent by M. Rothschild, who is enjoying the winter there with Mrs. Rothschild. The cablegram could not have arrived at a more oportune moment than it did, for when Mr, Rothschild's name was called the telegraph messenger rapped at the door to deliver the message. In view of the fact that nearly all tele graph service in this region is crip pled and this being a cablegram, the delivery of the message is remarkable. Among the forty or more letters tha were read irom aosent members was one from W. C. Atwood. formerly em ployed in the Conkoy plant, but now located In Montreal, Canada. Mr. Atwood said that there were not so many Knights of Pythias in Canada but that he had occasion to visit the lodges occasionally. However, ho ad ded, that he was not a frequent visitor for the knights in Montreal appear regularly in ;ach session in evening dress. The local degree team will go to Crown Toint Thursday evening to confer a degree. VAS POORLY ATTENDED reporter for The Times, answered the call for the meeting of the Hammond Business Men's club in the superior court last evening. The other two at tending members were the president of the organization, Jacob Schloer, and E. F. Johnston, the secretary. While no business was transacted Mr. Schloer announced the names of men who are expected to appear be fore the tariff commission, in session at Indianapolis today. He named W. B. Conkey, E. F. Johnston, Judge W. W. McMahon, A. M. Turner, John Gavit and himself to go to Indianapolis. Messrs. Schlber. Johnston, McMahon and McAleer left for Indianapolis this noon. 1 I t, 1 E , 11 INDIANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1909. At? iff 4 GONTRAGTORJS MISSING Jacob Sallinger's Wife Has Fears He .' Met ' With Foul Play. Mrs. Jacob Sallinger, . 67d Hoffman street, is one of the unhappiest women In Hammond today. Her husband, who Is a contractor, has disappeared from his home and she fears that he has met with foul play. Mr. Sallinger left Hammond yesterday morning to go to East Chicago on a business trip with the East Chicago Land company. He was to make a payment of money here and this, upon investigation, Mrs. Sal linger finds that he did. The contract or had told his wife that he might go Into Chicago and buy some carpenter's tools from East Chicago, but she has not been able to find whether he did soor not. At any . rate Mr. Sallinger has not returned home and the Chicago police have been notified. He is 27 years old and wears a sandy mous tache. SAMPLES NOT SATISFIED Married Life Not What They Wanted, Hence Suit for Divorce. Fannie Sample and William Sample have had a sample of married life. After sampling it for a few years they have decided to separate into seaprate J samples. There are no little samples mentioned as the fruit of their mar riage. , . Mr. and Mrs. Sample were married May 3, 1S96. They lasted until Oct. 1, 1908. Mrs. Sample gives as a sample of the way she was treated, a recital of the fact that lyr .husband once put her out of the house. She alleges that he w:as guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. She says that he used vile and Indecent language towards her and was fre quently intoxicated. She states that he and she jointly own lots in East Chicago and that he has $2,500 worth of property In Mil waukee, Wis. Mrs. Sample asks $500 alimony. A Modern Miss. "Say, mama, won't I be able to go to balls this winter and figure in the sensational trials? Fllegende Blatter. -1 li m it huh Heaviest Snowfall in Many Years Is Recorded in the Calumet Region, and the Traction Service Bears! the Brunt of Beautiful. STREET D01NGSPLEHDIDLY Western Union, Postal and Telephone Companies Repair Damages to Their Line Wires - Sound of Sleighbells 13 Heard For the First Time In a Year. The wiatrrlrss winter has finally de veloped the heaviest snow storm that has been experienced in this locality in years. For three days the snow has been falling Intermittently, and this morning, it Is estimated that the con gealed precipitation was at least twelve Inches. Of eourse, tbe snow baa drift ed In places that It is several feet deep, but it is blown off from the ground in other places so that the average of a 12-inch depth will proba bly be the correct estimate. The various traction systems in the region are running as well as could be expected under the circumstances. The storm has blown considerable snow on the tracks," but, the sweeper g'oes over them every once"ln a. while and cleans them off so that the traffic is rot delayed. ' - The agent for the Chicago, Lake Shore-& 'Sou-th BmJ line In Hammond states that the cars on" his line, both on the main line and on the Indiana Harbor branch, are running with a fair degree of regularity. , Traction Service Fair. The service on the Hammond, Whit, ing & East Chicago line Is being main tained at twenty-minute intervals, and Is fairly reliable. Manager Green has been eternally vigilant during the entire storm and if the average person knew what sacrifices he is making per; eonally- In the way of continuous ac tivity and a loss of sleep just to keep the wheels turning on the cars they would realize what it Is costing the company and all of its employes Just to maintain the service that is now furnished - the public. The Chicago Telephone company re ports that its toll service is being rap- Idly restored and the work on the city lines is going forward as rapidly as the limited number of linepien can make It. The Western Union and Postal Tele graph companies report that service is being restored, although there Is still a quantity of ice on the wires and this is still causing the wires to snap off in the wind. Sleighing Good. Miss Ethel Meston of, ,thev Western Union company, in Hammond, reports that the service is restored to St. Paul and Omaha, and that there are lines through to the east, but the service Is poor on these lines owing to the pres sure of accummulated business. The sound of sleigh bells is being heard over the city, and the first sleigh ing of the season is available to those who enjoy this winter's sport. Sever al sleighing parties are being organ ized and. every one is taking advan tage of this opportunity to enjoy the great winter sport of sleighing. . The through trains on all of the roads In the region are late, although a fair service is being maintained on some of the better equipped of the lines. HE REFITS Ml OFFICES Township Trustee John C. Becker at Last Secures New Quarters. There , has been an armistice de clared in the fight between John C. Becker and Bert Escher. John C. Beck er has secured room ?12, the last va cant room In the Hammond building, and will lease it for an office. He learned yesterday that the board of county commissioners will not meet until March and he does not like the idea of holding forth in the lobby of the court-house until that time. He says that there Is nothing he can do but submit with the cards stacked against him, and eo he is go ing Into ' the ' Hammond building and end the squaling over the matter. The desks, which have been out In the hall, of the court house for the past week, are being removed Into the new office today and Mr. Becker will be found In room 312 hereafter. RS ABE fliiboiWlLiLL y llJI'tlL Summers' Pharmacy the Purchaser, Bank to Occupy Summers' Store Other Changes. are Planned . . ft BUILOliS u Tn nn i in iu bu ur 111 1111 Awakening in the Business District Promises Build . ing Era in the City Which Will Give It Metropolitan Appearance. BUHDING OPERATIONS ALREADY ANNOUNCED. Jacob Rimbach One hundred-foot business block, two stories, basement. Construction to commence April 1. Cost $60,000. Mrs. Peter Schutz Seventy-five-foot business block, three stories, basement, construction probably to commence In spring. Cost $50,000. Anton Tapper Build on fifty feet, remodel fifty feet, .three stories, base ment. Construction to commence In the spring. Cost $100,000. George Eder Fifty feet, next to school house yard, two stories, store building, flats, office rooms. Cost $20, 000. , Bell Theatrical Enterprise company Fifty feet, theater, located on State street. Plan to begin work in the spring. Cost to be $50,000. Emll . Mlnas Two-story building, State street, east of Oakley, for his second-hand store. To build immedi ately. Cost $20,000. Total cost of improvements already announced, $300,000. Anton Tapper is the last to an nounce unequivocally that he will build a fine business block In Hammond. Mr. Tapper said yesterday that he will pos itively build at the corner of Sibley and Hohman street next spring and the building he will erect will cost nearly $100,000. In accordance with the plans, which were announced some time ago, the en tire front of the building occupied by Kolb's drug store and the Princess the ater will be torn out and a new front will be put in, which will be similar to that in the South Shore Gas building. This will make the Tapper block one of the most atractlve in the city. Mr. Tapper has already leased praotlcally the entire building. The lower floor at the corner of : Sibley and Hohman streets will be leased to the Citizens' German National bank. ' M- Kolb will occupy one of the oth er; store-rooms, and the Princess the ater will occupy one of the others. Mr. Tapper said yesterday that the only trouble he expected to encounter was with some of his tenants, who would be inconvenienced for several weeks while the changing of the front of the building is going on. He is of the opinion that they will be public-spirited enough, however, to put up with a little inconvenience for the sake of being quartered in one of the finest business blocks of the re gion. Mr. Tapper says there is no ques tion that he will begin the construction of the new block this year. The of ficials of the Citizens' German Nation al bank are clamoring for improved quarters and nearly the entire second floor of the building will be occupied by Hammond doctors. The third floor will be easily rented, and Mr. Tapper does not expect to have the least dif ficulty in disposing of the leases on the various rooms. Mr. Tapper's decision to build next j spring makes it apparent that there j will be greater activity in the busi- j ness district in the building line than i Hammond has known in a great many years. Seizes Dime Novel. The Hammond police caught a young man of tender years reading "Slim Jim. or the Indiana Maid's Last Arrow" with a great deal of relish and Cap tain Bunde took - the book away from the young fellow. - He does not pro pose that the young man, whose name is withheld, should be given any more Instructions in lessions in crime than could be helped. EDITION ONE CENT PER COPY. THER DEALS ARE PENDING Wholesale Changes - to Take Place in'Hohman,,Block Shortly. BrSI.XESS CHANGES. ' Summers' pharmacy buys out Bleknell's drag- store. Lake County Savings and .Trust company will occupy the old Commercial bank and Sam- mers pharmacy sites. Chicago shoe dealer will prob- ably locate In Hohman block. Changes are planned by Hob- man estate in both Kaha and Meeker & MoCnne saloon sites. Other changes will be made la the block. That there are to be some Important changes In the business houses in tha "Four Corners" district, in Hammond, was made apparent this morning when the announcement -was made that Vern Summers, the well-known Hammond druggist, has purchased ths business of Henry Bicknell, the equally well- known druggist, who is one of Sum mer's strongest competitors, and that the Summers' pharmacy will occupy the store-room now occupied by Bick nell. This paves the way for the Lake County Savings and Trust company to occupy the entire lower floor of the old Commercial Bank building, as was stated in The Timss recently, and will provide it with as splendid a location and as finely equipped an office as there is in the city. Closed TUr Afternoon. The negotiations between Vern Sum mers and Henry Bicknell were brought to a close this afternoon, and the deal is one of the rr-OEt notable that has occurred in the business history of Hammond. There is little to be said about this transaction at this stage of the game, except that it all grew out of the pur chase by the First National bank ot Hammond of the stock of the Commer ercial bank and the elimination of this institution from the financial af fairs of the city. There are rumors of other startling' changes in the business district of Hammond. It is understood that Chicago shoe man is making arrange ments to secure a location -on, llobtnan street. Report Sot Confirmed. It Is even rumored that th Toont leased by Meeker & MeCune at trie cor ner of State and Hotman streets has been leased to other parties. It la impossible, however, to confirm this-report, however, as the present tenants of the corner store have not teen noti fied to move. There are other deals pending, which will be revolutionary in-their nature, when they are announced. In fact, tha faces of new business men are like ly to be seen in several of the familiar business places about the city. SUES FRATERNAL CO. Theodore Sharron Wants $34 Sick Dues From K. & L. of H. Theodore Sharron has brought suit in the Lake superior court, on an ap peal from Judge George W. Jones' justice court, t.o recover $35, which he allaged is due him as sick benefits from Lodge No. 1,677, Knights and Ladies of Honor in Indiana Harbor. The transcript of the case is a voluminous document and the original complaint recites the fact that Theo dore Sharron was in good standing in, the order and regularly paid his dues. When he was taken, sick he claims ha had t a week sick benefits coming. These he did not get and he is suin the order for that amount. He. got a. judgment for $21.37 and costs, amount to $7.75, in Jones' court, but tha Knights and Ladies of Honor took an appeal from the decision of the lower court.