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.VOL. V., NO. 83.
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AT End of Fall Campaign, Republic
can Co. Chairman Will Devote All
His Time to Business Interests
(Special to The Times.)
Indiana Harbor, Sept. 24. County
Chairman F. Richard Schaaf at a
meeting held at Indiana Harbor by
the precinct committeemen the polit
ical leaders and other workers in the
republican party, for the purpose of
perfecting the local organization, an
nounced his definite intention of re
tiring from politics after vthe fall
The announcement was made
without flourishing of trumpets and
merely incidental to something that
had been said previously, which call
ed out the remark. Mr. Schaaf de
clared that his own business inter
ests demanded the whole of his time,
that he was not in politics for any
personal gain and that he could not
afford to devote his time to politics
as he had done In the past.
The county chairman In company
with a number of state and county
West Hammond Man With
$1,200 on His Person and
His System Full of Redeye
Paints Indiana Harbor
Bright Colors.
(Special to The Times.)
Indiana Harbor,, Ind., Sept. 24. His
pockets stuffed with coin and curren
cy of the realm, amounting to (1.200,
which represented Tils savings of six
years, his system loaded to the teeth
with red eye, Mike Henrix. a West
Hammond man, was arrested last night
in order that he might not demonstrate
In Indiana Harbor the revised saw that
"an ass and his assets are soon part
ed." Hendrix blew into Indiana Harbor
some time yesterday afternoon and
eamped around 'on the south side. It
was general comment that he was
spending his money lavishly. In the
evening he met Officer Steve Keri and
invited the latter to drain a cup of
Officer Keri. after a short session
with the drunken Croesus, left him,
but watched him from a distance. Re
ports came to him that Hendrix was
In a saloon throwing money against
the celling and telling the by-stand-ers
to pocket anything that touched
the floor. Keri telephoned to the sta
tion and tie unusual report brought
Sergeant "William Hughes and Officer
Dave Daniels to the scene. Hendrix
was located in D. Roussin's Lake Front
saloon at One Hundred and Thirty
seventh and Cedar streets. The dollar
bills were falling from his hands like
the leaves in a forest on a windy Oc
tober day. The bartender looked for
a broom to sweep up the filthy lucre,
but assistance having come from the
cleaned of
i-"-"1"' .-..cv.
the greenoacKS. Jienarix was marcnea
to the police station, and on being
searched a roll of bills containing- $1,
200 was found on his person. He was
happy and blissfully ignorant of the
sensation he had caused. Officer Keri
noticed several suspicious characters
hanging around the south side, who
were evidently waiting for an oppor
tunity to "Toll" Hendrix.
Contractors Start Work.
Parsons excavator was today ship
ped from Newton, Iowa, to O'Shea &
Shea, Hammond contractors who are
building the Madison and Fifth street
sewer, and the excavator will be em
ployed on the Laporte work. The Ham
mond contractors recently purchased
the excavator for JS.000. It's capacity
is a trench 78 Inches wide and 24 feet
deep, the amount of ground It covers
being dependent on the nature of the
soil. The Parsons excavator digs to
the grade and Is very adaptable to the
Madison and Fifth street work. La
porte Herald.
Try Lavendor cigar. It's good !
. !
candidates, had returned from a tour
over the county making stops in vari
ous towns for the same purpose that
thev visited Indiana Harbor and East
Chicago yesterday.
Before the meeting In Indiana Har
bor, which was held In the Auditorium
a session had been held in East Chi
cago. The speakers Included Chair
man Hickey of the Tenth Congressional
central committee,;-John Reed, candi
date for the office of state auditor.
'Cully" Swanson candidate for county
treasurer, Ray Seeley, candidate for
county surveyor, Levi Hutton, candi
date for count commissioner, Frank
Gavlt. Ernest Shortridge and F.
Richard Schaaf.
The East Chicago meeting was call
ed to order by C. L. Kirk and Chairman
Hickey was the first speaker. Both
he and Mr. Reed gave great credit to
the part Lake county had taken in sav
ing the republican party from utter
rout two years ago. They spoke most
encouragingly of the present outlook
and declared they saw no reason to
anticipate a repitition of the history
of two years ago.
Chairman "Dick" Schaaf was lauded
tContlnued on page seven.)
If A 01
Ah hem. Your Honor, Judge Frank
D. Prest of a Hammond Justice court
wlN try a case in the United States
federal court room in Hammond this
afternoon. It all came about because
there are so many witnesses In the
Cedar Lake road case that Judge
t-rest s court room will not accommo
date them.
The case is known as the state vs
Charles H. Straight, and Is one in
which Straight is charged with at
tempting to oDstruei a nighway so
that a number of saloonkeeper cannot
get licenses.
mis case nas neen continued so
many times that it was feared that
it would never come to trial, but a
jury has already been impaneled and
it Is expected that the trial will be
concluded by evening.
In all there are in the neighborhood
of twenty-five witnesses to , be heard,
and this Is expected to take a long
time. The case will be hotly contest
Congressman Crumpacker Is
Warmly Greeted by Big
(Special to Thb Times.)
Lowell, Ind., Spt. 24. A worse day
; could not have been picked out for the
I opening of the Republican campaign
in Lowell than last night. It rained
steadily all day and after Mr. Crum
' packer arrived on the milk train with
Ed Ames, a conference was held with i
; the workers as to the advisability of
'. calling the speaking off until a later
aaie, dui 11 was tnougnt best to go
on wltn the program. So far as calling
the meeting to order was concerned
: and If the crowd warranted it, Mr.
i Crumpacker decided to make a brief
talk. And later on or about October
22 to speak to the people of Lowell
again, wnen ne win go to the roots i
of the political situation. To his sur
prise, after the band played on the
street, the opera house rapidly filled,
and when Mr. Van Weaver in an ap
propriate manner Introduced the speak
er he faced a big audience, both Re
publicans and Democrats. If he gave
the people Just a talk they will anxi
ously await his full speech for he cer
tainly delivered one of the most logical
and interesting speeches he has ever
made here, and certainly set all doubts
as to' his standing at rest.
He was cheered more frequently than
ever before, while delivering an ad
dress which showed that he had the
people with him. There were over 50
prominent workers from Crown Point
1 You will say that a Lavendor
cannot be beat, if you try one.
10 $1200
Price of Property in Resi
dential District Has Dou
bled in Value in 4 Years-
New Subdivision Is Being
Sold Out Fast.
The most important development in
the local real estate situation is the
announcement by Gostlin, Meyn & Co.
that after thirty days the prices of lots
in Homewood will be raised to $1,200.
Tills Is the third raise in this prop
erty since Gostlin, Meyn & Co. bought
out the residue of the Webb estate
and put nearly 300 lots on the market.
The price was then raised from $600
for fifty feet to $000 and later was in
creased to $1,000. The recent raise
from $1,000 to $1,200 for fifty feet
marks the high water mark for resi
dential property in Homewood.
An interesting fact about the prop
erty is that there are only ninety of
these lots left. This means that only
forty to forty-five more people will be
able to buy in Homewood. It is be
lieved that as soon as these remaining
ninety lots are sold realty values in
this locality will soar.
While many people have been wor
rying about business conditions the
price of Homewood property has been
steadily up so that the people who ig
nored panioy times two years ago and
bought property have now doubled
their money.
To Jl! Id Homes.
Gostlin, Meyn & Co. will at once
commence the construction of a home
on Highland street, in their new sub
division, adjoining Homewood, for
Scott Galer of the Simplex.
They announced that they will build
for any one who will make a sub
stantial payment on the property.
"h.ejL-re. doing -this to Improve -the
property and soon expect to have a
number of new houses in the process
of construction for their clients.
The lots In this now sub-division
are being placed on the market at a
very low figure, and it is expected that
they will increase in value in a manner
similar to those in Homewood.
Cleveland Youths Are Gath
ered in by Hammond
Two Cleveland youths, John Spitrl
mo. 14 years old. and John Cioffi, 13
years old. landed in the city bastlle
this morning, having been intercepted
on their self-appointed mission of kill
ing the redkin3 on the plains. Each
was armed with a 32-caliber revolver,
and one of them had a double-edged
sharp pointed knife of Italian make.
They had $7. St cents between them and
also had a box of cartridges.
Their youthful imaginations had
been fired by the novels which they
had read, according to a confession
to Chief Austgen. They said they had
"bummed" their way from Cleveland
to Knox, and that they had ridden on
a passenger train from there. They
stopped at the Hotel Majestic last
night, and would have gotten out of
town had they not attempted o sell a
gun to raise more money.
Both of the boys are bright and of
American- Italian parentage. Appar
ently they were very much ashamed of
themselves when the people in the po
lice station ridiculed their ambitions,
and to!d them they had better go aft
er wooden. Indians first in Cleveland.
Covered with mud from tire to head,
P. L. Fiscn. a Jackson (Mich.) man.
arrived in Hammond last night on his
way to Denver, Colo., making the trip
by. bicycle. He expects to make the
trip in twenty-one days, and covered
nearly 230 miles the first three days,
and covered nearly 250 miles the first
three days. The weather, yesterday
gave him somewhat of a setback and
he did not pedal over fifty miles. Fison
checked in at The Times' office and
started out after selling some post
card souvenirs of himself. He started
from Jackson without a cent, and to
fulfill the requirements of the wager
he made he must wheel Into Denver
with $50 in his pocketbook. Fison said
he would have no trouble in winning.
Ron! 1QT
Congressman E.d. Crumpacker of
Valparaiso was In Hammond this morn
ing on his way to ary, where he will
hold a meeting toiilght. Crumpacker
seemed to be in thee best of humor and
when asked what he thought of the
political situation said that he had
been having very , Successful meetings
wherever they had ibeen held.
The meeting at trowel 1 last evening
was one of the best that has been held
during the campaign. The house was
packed and there was considerable en
thusiasm, v '
A woman, whose ,name could not be
learned, was picked up In an uncon
scious condition by the men employed
on the Wm. Ahlborr Construction Co.'s
gang on Highland street.
The police patroK was called with
the Idea of taking lr to the hospital.
Later on she came to and gave the
officers her name and was taken to
the residence of her sister on State
She was found near the Monon rail
road tracks, and hat a broom In her
hand at the time., fi-'ie was dressed in
working clothes. "At first it was
thought that she might have been
struck by a traln .but there were no
bruises on her body Jo Indicate this.
Lake County People Having
Much Sport With Demo
cratic Co. Candidates.
(Special to The Times.)
Crown Point, Ind., Sept. 21. Joseph
Martin, dr. to the county of Lake, state
state of Indiana; Jl for poll tax.
Richard Winkler, dr. to the county
of Lake, state of Indiana, $1 for poll
The above candidates on the demo
crtaic ticket for the respective offices
of sheriff and clerk will please call at
the office of the county treasurer at
once and settle this account before go
ing before the people of Lake county
as shining examples of public-spirited
citizens. ,
An examination of the records of the
county treasurer shows that the names
of Richard Winkler and Joseph Mar
tin do not even appear. Chief of Po
lice Martin of Gary sports a sparkler
that must have cost a couple of hun
dreds and has a well furnished home
and yet his name does not even show
on the tax duplicates.
The above facts are being comment
ed upon ail over the county where
they have become known, and a num
ber of humorous citizens have suggest
ed that the people of Lake county
ought, by all means, to elect Martin
sheriff in order to give him the chance
to pay his taxes.
. Thero is more excuse for Winkler.
He has lived In the county only a lit
tle over a year and has not yet learn
ed that it is the custom of the peo
pie here to pay their poll tax, at least.
those of them who contemplate run
ning for office.
Winkler has no home. He lives at
the Gary hotel and consequently his
name could not be expected to be on
me tax list as ine owner or any
great amount of personal property.
Any hard working man in Northern
Indiana can own a farm In Clark Coun
ty, Wis. that will support them as Ion
as they live. Talk to Lowell, 601
Hartford Bldg., Chicago, 111. 9-19-6t
Fifty Years Ago Today.
Sept. 24.
Dr. Heine, tvith two compan
ions, traveled in a balloon from
Providence. It. I., to Newton,
N. H., ninety miles, in five
hours. After landing the bag
escaped and was blown to Klt
tery. Me.
Twenty-five Years Ago Today.
Prince Jerome Napoleon (Plon
Plon) issued a manifesto stating
that he did not desire a restora
tion of the monarchy.
Goldsmith Maid, the cele
brated mare which lowered the
trotting record to 2:14 and one
of the most popular race horses
in the world, died at Trenton,
N. J. She was twenty-eight
years old.
Capt. J. C. Downing Did Not
Know of Brother's Death
at Indianapolis Until So
Informed by Times De
cedent Prominent Citizen.
Col. M. A. Downing, a prominent
Indianapolis man and brother to Capt.
J. C. Downing, the Hammond agent of
the Monon, died yesterday afternoon
at his home after a short Illness. The
first news of his brother's death was
given the Hammond man by a Times'
representative. The Indianapolis Star
says that Colonel Downing ended an
eventful life of public service and bust
ness prominence. His career was one
of many phases and embraced extend
ed activity In the railroad world and
In Indianapolis municipal affairs. In a
condensed biography the Indianapolis
Star says In part:
"He was born in Scott county, Ind.,
Oct. 26. 1835.. His father, John Down
ing, settled near Frankfort at a day
when Indians roamed at will the for
ests and canoed the streams of the
middlewest. His grandfather, for
whom he was named, was a soldier of
the revolution and an officer on the
staff of "Mad Anthony" Wayne. John
Downing moved his family to Burgess
Ferry, in Jackson county, when hla
son was only 4 years old.
"Col. Downing was educated In the
country schools and afterward took a
complete course at Blue River Semin
ary, in its time one of the best known
academic schools in the state. He fin
ished his education at Greencastle and
"After working on his father's farm
he became in 1856, commercial agent
for A. Downing '&' Co., owners of a
large smelting furnace in Greene .Co.
1 in 185T cornel Downing- engaged in the
wholesale and retail grocery trade at
Louisville, Ky. In 1S60 he was elected
to the Louisville board of aldermen
(Continued on paffv Ov.)
According to word that Hammond
friends have received from M. Roths
child, who, in company with Mrs.
Rothschild is now on the Atlantic ocean
homeward bound, he was in Hell re
cently, and wnat is more he had a
time corresponding to the name. His
stay was rather short tliere as he was
Dound tor iiammonn, and he has no
burning desire to go back there immedi
ately, i
It might be added for the benefit of
the shocked reader who is barely able
to read further, that Hell, or Hell Sta
tion as it is sometimes called, is i
delightful place in Denmark.
John E. McGarry is making exten
sive preparations for the fall
winter trade and is doubling the
space in his store. The carpenters and
cabinet makers have been at work for
several days on the alterations which
will be a great improvement.
McGarry said today, "If I was not
confident that business conditions war
ranted it I would not be making the
improvements which are now under
way in my store.
"I look for the largest fall trade I
have ever had and will lay in an ex
tra large stock to meet the demands
that are anticipated."
Will Go to Gary.
Quite a good Hammond delegation
will accompany the H. A. A. team to
Gary tomorrow, where the locals will
meet Bill Kunert's team for a return
game. Cooley and Wagner will be
Hammond's battery and some very good
work Is expected from the auburn
haired willow. The players and fans
will go to the steel city on the Gary &
. Weekly Shoot.
The Hammond Gun club holds Its
weekly gun club shoot tomorrow afternoon.
m is in
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 24.
a wreck on the Indiana Union
Tipton this afternoon, six people were killed outright
and twelve badly injured.
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 23. Northbound passenger
train No. 28, on the Southern Indiana railroad, collided'
with an extra freight train one mile south of Terre Haute
last night and John Cornutt, engineer of the passenger
train, was fatally injured. Four others were seriously
and a dozen painfully injured. It was said the wreck
was due to confusion of orders.
St. Joseph, Mich., Sept. 24. Melvin Prevo and Miss
Edna Smith of Hammond secured a license to wed here
this morning and were married by a local minister.
Lafayette, Ind., Sept. 24. One man is dying and
twenty others are suffering from severe injuries today as
the result of a fight between 40 sophomores and 600
freshmen at Purdue university. The fight was the stu
dents annual "tank scrap.' The freshmen won the bat
tle for the first time in seventeen years.
San Francisco, Sept. 24. Buried under a recently,
made cement floor in the basement of a one-story cottage
at 327 Eureka street, the body of Miss Eva Swan, a young
school teacher of Paso Robles, who disappeared in this
city on April 20, was unearthed today by the police.
Bank clearings Increase over last
Crops large In quantity and in
Politics, railway rate fls act as
deterrents In many speculative en
terprises. Demand for money from commer
cial sources Is Improving: but new
projects are delayed until more
light on probable costs are ob
tained. Settlement of Illinois coal strike
stimulates buying In mining and
'tnTTn'w'm,w,,Tr supplies."'"
" I'Ow stock on band In mary stores
Indicates full activity once the dis
turbing: causes are removed.
Christmas buying Is aiding; condi
tions. Unprecedented movements of fuel,
construction material, factory out
puts and general merchandise.
Foodstuffs markets indicate sat
isfactory absorption.
Confidence In credits continue un
abated. The corporation and the larger In
dependents Insist upon the maln
tainence of pig; irout prices.
Railway rate fight still casts
shadow on steel Industry by reason
of curtailment of orders.
The preliminary steps have been
taken by the board of public works
for the opening of Calumet avenue
north through Lake George to con
nect with Sheffield avenue. The pre
liminaries are to be disposed of. this
fall and winter In order that the open
ing may be begun the first thing next
spring. At the council meeting last
Tuesday night the council appropri
ated $1,000 for the opening of Calumet
avenue, south from the Ridge road, to
the Little Calumet river.
The opening of Indiana avenue, from
Hickory street east, and Logan street
from Hickory east, each for a distance
of 200, were two other Improvements
that the board made this summer.
Hickory street ' was also opened
l from
I nue.
Plummer avenue to Indiana ave
These openings, together with
that of State line street and the ex
tension of Hohman street to the lLtle
Calumet river, will give Hammond
some very desirable thoroughfares.
(Special to Thb Times.)
New Orleans, La., Sept. 24. The en
gagement Is announced of Marcus A.
Rose, of the New Orleans Times-Democrat
city stag, and Miss Bernice Allen,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen
of Whiting, Ind. The marriage Is to
take place at the bride's home at Whit
ing on the evening of October 5. Mr.
Rose is a native of Waukeegan, 111.,
where he first entered the newspaper
business as a reporter. Later he was
on the Joliet Herald ad Memphis News
Scemotar befor going to New Orleans.
(Times Bureau). In
Traction line, north of
Marion County Will Give
Majority For Republican
Party This v Fall Demo
crats Fail to Close Up Gap
in Ranks.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 24. Repub
lican conditions in Marlon county are
getting better all tho time, and there
is no longer any doubt in the minds
of the politicians here that the county
will give a majority for the Republi
can ticket this fall. A remarkably
large number of Democrats are coming
into the Republican camp. In fact, the
number is so large that it is causing
much concern among the Democratic
The Democratic organization seems to
be in a bad way, also, and they do not
seem to be able to close tip the gaps
in it. This has added to the certainty
of Republican success in the county,
for without an organization a party
can do nothing-.
Several things have contributed to
the present condition in Marlon county.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
G0TL08 HAD 20G,
Then Marshal Steeh Got the
Holdup and the Latter
Got Out of Town. J
(Special to Tub Times.)
Dyer. Ind., Sept. 24. Dyer the
metropolis of St. John township in its
eagerness to get into the class with
the big cities demonstrated a holdup
Thursday evening. Gotlob Reichert a
farmer living west of town was the
unwilling victim. The roadmen too
were real cltylled, and searchtd their
nar. in most aproved fashion. The ex-
jerience cost Mr. Kcichert twenty
cents, this having been the sum total
of the coin of the realm which he
carried in his jpans at the time. He
was on his way to town at the time
The work of the town marsh.'.: diff
ered somewhat from that of the blue
coats in ".arg . cities. In the lat cr
places the h-j'dup men nearly ala -s r.
cap, but in Dyer, Marshal Kiii.n
Stech wa.kel up to two suspicious
characters and ordered tn'm out of
town. Kcichert did not register hin
compllirt iiu;re'.iately. .ut to'.d the
Marshall of H in the course of convsr.
sat ion. The official immediately set
out to find two suspicious looking
characters and ordered them to shk
the Ui'st of Iyer from their feet, there
having been Insufficient evidence
against them to convict them.
If you want a Farm Home come to
Clark Co., Wis. Talk to Lowell, 631
Hartford Bids-, Chicago, Ills. 9-19-6t
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