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THE LAKE nn VOL. XII NO. 11 HAMMOND. INDIANA. : FRIDAY, JU is E 29, 1917 Delivered by TIM-Itt carriers, 30o pet month; oa streets and at newsstands, So per copy; back numbers 3o per copy. S TlPCBIfflQffilJDaflaDQD WAR NOTE DOMINATES BIG STATE C. E. CONVENTION CAPTURES COUM TIMES S LBOOD7 SI'S C tPDuDSlDTI SPEAKER SAYS L no ii WlliEi IT Indiana Endsavorers Rock to Hammond for Annua! Meeting This Week-End. Every train from the east and south today brought new delegates to the Victory Convention of the Indiana Christian Endeavor Union In Hammond which rose to great enthusiasm on its second day -with rousing speeches hour ly and inspiring class room sessions to day. The) spirit of conservatism, prevalent yesterday because nearly every society In the union, has lost valuable members through enlistments and expects to send many more to the war, was com pletely reversed by the message of President O. F. Gillion of Berne. Ind., who sounded the slogan "More Business Than Usual For The King." Christ May Return to End War. The war enters in to nearly every speech and patriotism is really the. un derlying theme of the convention. Mr. Karl Lehmann, Southern States Secre tary of the United Society of Christian Endeavor, in an address on "Prepared ness For Service" said that only one person seemed to have the power to stop the war which involved new na tions steadily until it is a world con flagration. This person he said is Christ. The speaker added that there is some probability that Christ may re turn to end the war. "To Shoot Our German Brother En. deavorer.." The president in his message said in part: "Ten months ago at our last state (Continued on page four.) FINE TALK Miss Ursula C. Xoyes, head of the de partment of "instruction of the Chi cago Red Cross, gave a very compre hensive talk on Red Cross activities, particularly concerning the classes for Instruction in home nursing and hy giene, first aid, dietetics and hospital supplies, to far too small an audience of Hammond women In the Chamber of Commerce, Thursday afternoon. In answering the countless questions that arose in regard to the Red Cross work room rules, she was especially clear absolute precision is called for in hos pital supplies, for in no other place is a more rigid standard maintained than In the Red Cross base hospitals. Miss Xoyes said that the American soldier shrinks at no discomfort, no hardship in the service until he falls either from wounds or illness, but he expects then the hest and most scien tific of care in his hospital. It is this that the Red Cross organ ization alms for. and it therefore must maintain the highest standard obtain able. This in answer to the frequent criticism made of the extreme pains taken in the work-rooms. The abso lute precision as to the size of hos pital supply articles is explained by the necessity for compactness in pack ing for ocean shipment. The disposal of hospital supplies after being turned out by Red Cross work-rooms comes in for its sharge ofyinquiry. All supplies are sent to Red Cross depositories where they are held in immediate readiness for war relief or civilian disaster. The night of the Mat toon cyclone the midnight train out of Chicago carried adequate relief sup plies a fact that would have been im possible had they not been in storage. In reference to the repeated inquiry of women as to service in Red Cross hospitals MIpb Xoyes said that the Red Cross to maintain this absolute standard could accept none but grad uate registered nurses In the thirteen base hospitals the Red Cross is to equip. The courses given by the Red Cross, particularly home nursing and first aid are practical and necessary inasmuch as the graduate nurses are withdrawn from civilian service the woman in the home must assume the care of the sick in her household more than ever before; and the knowledge of what to do, and even more import ant, of what not to do at such times is the subject matter of these courses. The Hammond chapter of the Red Cross is prepared to give these courses whenever enough women register for them. Already two classes in first aid" have completed the course. Hammond women should avail themselves of the opportunity. Enroll now at the Red Cross rooms In the Hammond building. RED CROSS SPEAKER IN GERMAN CAPTAIN ANSWERS CHARGES Irs .Jvs? r i" S H . S Si bit. Captain Thierichens leaving jail Capt. Max V. Thierichens, for Ziorly commander of the German sea raider Prinz Eitel Fnedrich, was re cently indicted by a federal grand judy in Philadelphia on charges of violating the Mann white slave act, breaking American neutrality regu lations and of smuggling. Photo was taken just as he stepped from the Fulton county jail, at Atlanta, Ga., on his way 'to the federal building 'or preliminary hearing. EX-GARY VICE KING BECOMES (MICT TODAY "Mike de Pike" Arrives at Leavenworth Prison to Begin Sentence. (Special to The Times.) LEAVEX WORTH, KAN., June 29- Michael Heitler ("Mike de Pike"), form er Chicago and Gary .vice -king, arrived at federal prison here today and became a convict. Heitler at once began his sentence, having decided yesterday to no longer prosecute appeals. Heitler for years was a powerful fig ure in the west side levee of Chicago. Some years ago he came to Gary and for a time set up as lord of the steel city underworld. The government care fully watched him for several years, but Heitler was wily and girls and women transported to his dens were brought there in violation of the Mann act. It was carefully planned. Chief Bragdon Trailed Heitler. Chief G. H. Bragdon of the Gary secret service forces of the department j of justice for a long time trailed Heitler j several years ago. Eventually, due inj great measure to Mr. Bragdon's work, j Heitler was nabbed and convicted of transporting a woman to Gary for im moral purposes. Heitler recently was indicted in the vice upheaval in Chi cago. Sought to Sue THUS. Opon one occasion when Thb Times referred to Heitler as a white slaver the: divekeeper indigdantly retained a law-! yer and although admitting that his j business was running houses of ill fame! he proudly denied that he was a white j slaver and threatened a libel suit un less a, retraction were forthcoming. Thb Times did not change its assertion that Heitler was a white slaver,- a fact that was subsequently verified by his conviction in federal court on that charge. EXAMINE A HUNDRED. The East Chicago police force has been assisted by members of Co. L, in rounding up all eligibles who for any reason have failed to register under the conscription law. Within the last few days about 100 young men have been brought to the police station and examined. Fourteen of these were retained and this morn ing are undergoing an investigation by Inspector Bragdon. Probahly in the majority of cases the men will be reprimanded, registered and released. There are a few cases, however, that will probably go to the federal court. Fair tonight and Saturday. Probably becoming: unsettled Saturday. Warmer Sunday. tl i fin '31 M 1 New Coal Prices as Compared With Rates at Present. WASHIXGTOX, June 29. The sweeping reductions in the price of bituminous coal made at the request of the government are shown in the following table: New Old Fields. price., price. Illinois and Indiana $2.75 $3 to 94 Clearfield, Fa. 3.00 55.25 Tennessee 3.00 4.50 Virginia 3.00 4.50 West Virginia 3.00 8.60 Alabama . $3.00 to 4.00 5.50 Maryland $3.00 to 3.50 5.75 Only one commission of 25 cents a ton. in addition to transportation charges, can be collected between the mines and the consumer. The prices to be charged for anthra cite coal from the Pennsylvania fields and for lignite and bituminous coal from the fields west of the Minnissippi River will be determined later. REGISTER Court Tells Indiana Women That They Can Vote for Delegates to the Import ant Constitutional Con vention. Women can register for the constitu tional convention. The off-again on-again Finnegan stuff has been settled. This statement was made officiany yesterday, following a conference be tween Harry O. Chamberlain and Ru dolph Roller, election commissioners for the constitutional convention elec tion, and Judge W. W. Thornton of In dianapolis, who held several days ago, in ruling on the suit of Henry W. Ben nett, that women are not entitled to participate in the election of delegates to the convention. .The registrations had been ordered stopped pending a hearing in the supreme court. Court Disposed to Be Lenient. When Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Roller pointed out to Judge Thornton that it will be practically impossible to regis- (Contlnued on i.age iwo. WATCH THESE CHANGE ARTISTS Two short change sharks are mark ing Hammond "easy." Watch for 'em elsewhere in the region. Yesterday they walked into Harry Hasselbring's saloon, 462 Michigan ave nue, and proceeded to work" their litt tle game and Henry Is out 110. The fllm-f!am is cleverly worked and a bit hard to catch, although it sound easy. One fellow offers a $20 bill for change. Gets it. Then his partner steps up and wants a $10 bill for half of the change already given. In the mixup the cashier gives him a $10 bill and the fellow picks up the change also. The cashier doesn't wake up for awhile when he does he finds that he is out $10. Hasselbring isn't the only person In Hammond that has been stuck. A gro ceryman at State and Charlotte streets, and a Hohman street saloon man were also victims. A description of the two "con" men follows: One, a fellcw about six feet l.all. Wore a grey suit and black hat. The other, k short shap, brown suit and grey cap. Both looked sickly but tricky. PLAN TO SPEND 114 MILLIONS (By United Press.) PARIS, June 29. The American Red Cross in France is ready to spend that $114,000,000 which American generosity contributed and spend it as efficiently as a big business corporation would. For more than two weeks the Amer ican Red Cross commission has been planning the vast work ahead of it. SEE Bohling-Haehnel Auto Sales Co., Doug las and Hohman Sts. for Dodge, Hudson and Chevrolet cars. 6-261wk Hammond Ball Park. Hammond vs Galligans. Sunday,' June 30th. 6:27:3 Hammond Ball Park. American Giants vs. Cuban Stars, Saturday, June 29. 6:I8.J El CAI 10W TB Every Sunday night hereafter and on Fourth of July and Labor Day the Mo- non railway will ' run a special train from Monon. Iod. to Chicago. It will leave Monon at 6:33 p. m., passlrlg through Hammond at 8:40 p. m., arriv ing at Chicago at 9:35. The schedule: Leave Water Valley 7:32 p.m. Shelby : 7:35 p.m. Lowell . 7:4 7 p.m. " Creston 7:55 p.m. " Cedar Lake 8:00 p.m. " St. John 8:10 p.m. Dyer 8:16 p.m. " Munster 8:26 p.m. So. Hammond 8:30 p.m. " Hammond 8:40p.m. " Englewood 9:15 p.m. " 4 7th Street 9:80 p.m. Arrive CHICAGO 9:35 p.m. WILL DRAW Tonight's the jrtght. ' What is heralded as "a big, wonder ful, surprising patriotic demonstra tion" will be witnessed after 7 o'clock tonight on tb t,)Buiown -street of Hammond. The old-timers will remember like demonstrations similar to the one to night. They held years ago, during the Civil and Spanish wars. It will be & revelation to the younger gener ation, a spectacle not to be missed. Four of the city's best known or ators. Judge V. S. Relter of the su perior court; Attorney David E. Boone, Attorney Joseph Conroy and Attorney Jesse Wilson, president of Hammond Chamber of Commerce, are to be the principals of the elaborate program. Patriotic airs by the Masonic Drum corps. Boy Scouts. Red Cross nurses, a troop of young men from a local fac tory, expert In the science of drill, will feature. Watch the Parade At 7:30 a big parade will start from the Chamber of Commerce. The hap penings which are being kept secret are to be held during the parade. LOCAL ALIENS FACE WAR DRAFT Of the men In the industrial regions of this county who registered for the draft a great proportion are aliens and "first paper" aliens, who are not sub ject to military service as the law now stands, but a resolution introduced into the lower house of congress may change this. It authorizes the secretary of state to negotiate with countries that are our allies in tbis war to get their consent to make subject to American military service the. men in the two classes mentioned. 8,000 Affected At Gary. Of the 11.000 men who registered at Gary approximately 900 are negroes. 2,000 native born white citizens and around 8,000 are aliens or first raper aliens. One-half of the latter figure are aliens who have not taken out first papers. JULY 7 SET FOR FILING BRIEFS (By United Press.) IXDIAXAPOLIS. Ind., June 29. The supreme court Thursday set July 7 as the first day for filing briefs in the suit of Henry W. Bennett to have the law calling a constitutional convention declared unconstitutional. Arguments will bo beard on the case on July 10. Judge Thornton of the Superior court declared "liberal construction" should. beplaced on his injunction preventing county clerks from registering women. This means clerks may continue to register them. DO NOT GIVE UP If your results are not satisfactory regarding your spectacles. See us, we are specialists for twenty years prac tice fitting eyes for the proper glasses. S. Silver, Jeweler and Manufacturing Optician. 177 State St., Hammond, Ind. 6-29-1 Hammond Ball Park. Hammond vs. Merrimaes, Wednesday, July 4. 6-28-5 IN II CROWD I SHRINERS SMILE FOR RED CROSS THEY HAVE JUST COLLECTED $577 I - ' W - '- I V ' - i "YA ' jfF - -i I ,v - I 4 a t m 1 - " - i I A S . - - t . cv!r r j a-e-rtrS-ftrfl1'att-. : l , : i. .flV- -..4W--.v -vv.-vv.v- rM&iiliia j 'Sly '''-J'lilii This is real "sure nuf" money and the size of some of the bills Is enough to make anyone smile. Those who are do ing the smiling are Dr. H. E. Sharrer of Orak Shrine of Hammond, and Dr. F. E. Whitcomb. Omaha (the good looking chap is Whitcomb.) These two whole- FIR1NGJ.INE SOON Will Leave on Short Notice and Without Publicity When They Go. (BY IBV-NO CHA-TCEN.) MOBILIZATIOX CAMP. SYRACUSE. K. T., June 28. The Hammond boys boys here who have volunteered to serve in the field artillery in France instead of the coast defense in this country, will see action on the firing line within ninety days. The camp commander an nounced today they wilt" probably be in France with General Pershing's men by the middle of August. Those not se lected to go will secure promotion when the conscript army is formed. We will leave on short notice with out publicity. The possibility of exchanging shots with the kaiser's troops has enlivened the camp. The men are elated and are on- their mettle. Syracuse echoed throughout the day from the heavy artillery firing on the range. NEW CASES IN CIRCUIT COURT (Special to The Times.) CROWX POIXT. IXD., June 28. The following new cases were filed yester day in the Lake circuit court here: 12206 Specific performance and dam ages; Louise and . F G Lisius (Leusius & Hershman vs. Chicago & Erie Railroad, a corporation 12207 On note: Victor Menard (J W Belshaw) vs Xelson Hayden and Thos F Strickland 12208 The Xappanee Lumber & Manu facturing Co. (J W Belshaw) vs Bert Strickland and Thos Strick land 12209 Change of venu from Porter Co. Xo. 2923; Board of commissioners of the County of Porter (Crum packer Bros) vs Public Service Commission of Indiana, and Chi Sr F.rie R R Co "ev 2io Spec performance and damages; 12 Caroline Fischer (Hershman &z Lis ius) vs Chicago & Erie R R Co, a corporation ARREST 2 MILITANTS. (By United Press.) WASHIXGTOX, June 29. Two more ...nvixrottea were arrested Thursday afternoon while bearing a suffrage ban ner near where President Wilson was making his speech at the unveiling or the Robert Emmett statue. souled fellows instead of playing bridge in the smoker going to Minneapolis, took up a Red Cross collection amount ing to nearly $1,000. Atlantic City is to get the next shrine meeting, and E. J. Jacoby of Indianapolis, was advanced to deputy imperial potentate, next to the top rung of the lauaer. Latest Bulletins (By United Presa Cablegram.) LOXDOX, Jane SO. That the new government in Greece considers a state of. Tvar exists between Greece a.d the Central Powers nu ns.crted in a dia-:iit-ti Jrora 1 t t 1-..UJ. (ny United Preaa.) WASHIXGTOX, June 29. Shifting Its original plunaa the war department nnnonaced today that Instead of hold Ins national guard troops in their home xuarters In the north after they are called on, they will be sent directly to southern camps. Calls are arranged for July 15, 2? and August 5, but It may be necessary to make the general call Auscust . (By United Presa.) AX ATLANTIC PORT JuneNeS. The Dutch battleship Veeland, arrived here today. She la tbe first Dutch warship to put Into an American port aince the start of the Kuropean war. (By United Preaa Cablexram.) PARIS, June 20. What waa appar ently another attempt at general counter-offensive waa struck in heavy blows by the Germane on the right bank of the Meuse today. All attacks failed. (By United Z',tm Cable-ram.) CHRISTIAXIA, June 28 The German conaula at Skein and Arendal have re signed, according; to a report circulat ed here today. Probably the resignations have been due to revelations In the German bomb plot recent; y discovered In Norway in which it was asserted Germany sent secret agents Into Norway armed with bombs and infernal machines to place aboard Xorwegian ships. (By l"n!'d Pn Cablegram.) NEW YORK, June 29 The all-Russia n congress has pnaaed a resolution urging an immediate offensive against Germany writes the Petrograd cor. respondent of The Forward. (By United Preaa Cablegram.) PETROGRAD, June 2. The dimi today formally refused requests of a number of elements in Russia, that It dissolve on the ground that it waa aup erceded as a representative body by various congresses, auch aa the aoldlera anil vtorkmens ... (By United Preaa Cablegram.) BXEXOS AIRES, June 29. Argen tine appeared likely to announce a re vocation of her neutrality. Sinking of the Toro, aa Argentine steamship by lO.QOuYARDS OF TRENCHES Entire Objective Sought by Brit ish Commander Is Taken, Aviron is Entered (By Tfalted Press Cablegram.) LOXDOX, June 29. South and south west of Oppy today Field JCarshall Haig struck a sudden and tremendous blow at the German lines capturing the enemies forward positions over a from of 10,000 yards and gaining the whole objective sought. The victory was reported in Halg's official statement today. "South of the Souchez river, the statement says, "we continued to gain ground on a wide front. We entered Avion taking prisoners and six machine guns." This sudden stroke Is t.nother example of Halg's plans of keeping te enemy guessing by surprise attacks en forced. There has been little fighting around Oppy for weeks. Iuriiig the last few days the British hive appar ently concentrated on Lens, chief coal city of France. In the new thrust Haig apparently has picked one of the vital spots in the switch line connecting Drocourg with the Eiegfriend section of the Kinden burg lins. Oppy Is one of the Import ant lengths in this switch line. By KOHKST J. BSjffX'EB (United Iro.s (Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Jurj 29. President Wilson toclay Is throwing his influence into the senate fight to save beer and wine. The president is greatly exercised at the consequences of jamming through a drastic prohibition measure at this time. Believing the measure would be a blow against personal liberty he Is endeav oring today to force a compromise of the senate dry amendment to the ex pense of stopping manufacture of dis tilled spirits alone. The position of the president Is re liably stated to be: That preemtory action by congress abruptly stopping manufacture of all intoxicants would create uncertainty in business generally a situation not in the best interst of the country now. At a time when the young men of the country are being called upon to make great sacrifices a blow against their personal liberty might result in a spirit of antagonism which might jeo pardise war work. In addition the question of emergency revenue enters into the problem. German submarines haa apparently brought the government to a crisis. (By United Presa Cablegram.) GLASGOW, June 29 "Peace before a victory would be the greatest dis aster In the history of mankind," de. dared Premier Lloyd George today, In an epic making speech. Indemnities constitute an essen tial part of tbe mechanism of civilisa tion everywhere." Tbe premier asserted that a "great international peace conference" would decide aa to the disposition of the Ger man colonies. "Mesopotamia can never be restored to the Turks because of their tryany " he continued. "The name holds trne of jjtrmenia." (By Inited Press.) WASHIXGTOX, June 29. -Welcomed and hailed as victors by their mlUtant suffrage sisters, six white house pick ets set forth today from the district women's prison after having done three-day Jolt. They were happy to be freee and all except one appeared well. She had lost wekght. E SUSPECTED The dead body of Mrs. Lillian Kram er, 23 years old, wife of Ruben, an em ploye of the Chicago Telephone Co., liv ing at 443 Hoffman street, waa found in bed by a sister yesterday. It is thought the young wife commit ted suicide by taking bichloride last Sunday. Matrimonial difficulties are said to have made her despondent. She visited with her husband's parents in Illinois last week. Last Sunday, it is said, they quarreled and Mrs. Kramer returned to Hammond, unknown to her relatives here. The couple are said to have married about three years ago. A son. Jack two years old, survives. mm i