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1IAMM0ND. INDIANA. MONDAY, JULY 9, 1917.
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068c!ion !o Present Electoral
Is Preponderance of Prus
sian Representation
By JOHN GaAHDEN3
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
BERLIN, (via London), July 9.
Slgns multiply that the political lib
eralization of Germany la impending.
A "week's Important conference pre
ceding the Reichstag's session brought
the situation to a head today. Tomor
row Chancellor Von Bethmann Hollweg
Is expected to make a formal statement.
Interest is tense in political circles re
garding what attitude he may show on
electoral reports.
From thg central wing to the social
lsts all opinion in the Reichstag is unit
ed that a reform electoral system must
be applied In Prussia if Prussia Jails to
adopt such a plan of her own accord
There was a disposition today to de
mand Prussian reform this fall.
The government's promise of caste
changes in electoral districts are con
sidered only & small Installment in pay
ment of the large debt the government
owes the people.
According to Grandens dispatch the
'main objection to the present electoral
system is the preponderance of Prussian
represntation in the government.
ILL BE
By WEBB IQUEB
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 9. States who
have patriotically answered the call for
volunteers wil have less men to f.hupply
by draft than the Blacker states.
Regulations issued today by Presi
dent base the levies on new population
estimates with deductions for heavy
enlistments to date though exact num
bers are yet to be compiled.
California. Idaho. Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan. Montana. Nevada. Oregon,
Pensylvania, Utah, and Wyoming have
filed their regular army quotos and con
sequently will profit from deduction.
Provost Marshal General Crowdr
who is compiling the state quotos will
notify each governor of the requisite
strength and the governor then will
have to divide the burden on the basis
of population between counties and
cities.
IT'S JHWRTS
SAME OLD
GRID JURY
ilMZS BUBEAU,
AT STATE CAPITA!..
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., July 7. The
Federal grand jury will be in session
again next Wednesday. It is under
stood that the Fedoral authorities are
not yet through with their delving into
election frauds in Indiana, and there is
a belief that another large flock of in
dictments may be in sight. If this hap
pens to be the case, it is suspected that
not only Democrats hut some Republi
cans may also fall in the net.
There has been a rumor that the in
vestigation may extend far beyond In
dianapolis and take in a number of other
Indiana cities. South Bend is one of
the places mentioned as a probable
fruitful field for investigation, though
in what particular is not known. Now
that the Feneral authorities "have their
hand in" on this election fraud busi
ness ther is a belief that they propose
to make a clean job of it.
H
SDGIALISTS
GET AFTER
PRUSSIA
I
G'SS
KERENSKY VISITS
THE BATTLE FRONT
Kerensky in two poses during his
recent visit to the battle front.
,.The inspiration for the present
Russian offensive came several
weeks ago when the great Kerensky,
youthful war minister and the idol
of all Russia, visited the battle front.
His impassioned speeches had an
electric effect upon the soldiers,
many of whom threw themselves at
his feet and promised to do anything
he asked, even to the sacrihce of
their lives.
OIL TANK
SET AFIRE
Special to The Times.
WHITING, IND.. July 9. During an
electrical storm here lightning struck
and set fire to one of the huge oil stor
age tanks belonging to tr.e Indiana
Line company, situated at Ann street
and Indiana boulevard, destroying it.
The damage is estimated at .$2,00
or $3,000. The tank, 27 feei high and
90 feet in diameter, holds about 40,000
gallons of crude oil when filled. .The
tank was said to have been nearly
three-quarters full and valued at $3,000.
The lightning struck about 4 o'clock
in the afternoon. Soon after great
clouds of black smoke rolled out. The
fire lasted over twelve hours. Fire
departments were called, but their at
tempts proved futile.
FOUND DEAD ON
Th body of a rnn believed to be
D. S. Stewart, 23 years old, Charlton,
la., was found along the Michigan
Central right of way in Tolleston.
Gary. a 7:40 a. m. today.
Apparently the young man had been
dead but a $hort time when found. He
was stretched out on the ground and
may have died while having an epi
leptic fit. The polite noticed he had
on a pair of kid gloves. On his stock
ings were printed in Ink the address
of his father in Charlton. Ia. In the
pockets Of the clothing were instruc
tions to notify his father in case of
accident and the lino "God bless my
mother." A half filled bottle of liq
uor was aiso among me enecis.
Chief Forbis and Capt. Aydelotte in
vestigated the case. They ordered the
body removed to the Williams and
Marshall morgue.
V
OFFICER REID
BADLY INJURED
While alighting from a Gary street
car last night Officer Ephrlam Reld
sustained a rupture that may result
fatally. He wa3 removed to General
hospital, where his condition ia said
o be critical.
Better than Ordinary.
This Is the universal verdict of all
our eyeglasses and spectacles. S. Silver,,
Manufacturing Optiction, 177 State St,
Hammond, Irtd. 9-7-1
The Red Cross the symbol of a
cause wide as the world and high
as Heaven.
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PEECH TOMORROW EAGERLY AWAITED
lITIi'S
NEW BAI
OPENS SOON
(Special to Thb Times.)
WHITING, IND., July 9. The Cen
tral State Bank, Whiting's newest finan
cial Institution, will open Its doors Sat
urday after a short delay owing to the
fact that the vaults were not completed.
The Central State Bank has a capital
of $50,000 and will do a general bank
ing business. It has all of the latest
burglar-proof equipment. It is housed
In a building leased from John Buczk
pwski at 119th street and Cleveland ave
nue. The president is William E. Vater,
the vice-president, J. H. Fetterhoff;
the . cashier, Charles D. Cminer, and
assistant cashier, J. S. Hursko
vich. Mr. Gainer and Mr. Jrlurskovich
were formerly with the First National
Bank of Whiting.
The directors of rfce Central State
Bank are as follows: George O. Schaaf,
Henry J. Eggers, John Buezkowski, Os
car E. Meek, Dr. G. H. Hoskins. John S.
Bradac. William E. Vater and J. H. Fet
terhoff.. All officers and directors are
well known Whiting men.
BETTER
DIM. THE
LIGHTS
Motorists who are In the habit of us
ing the excellent roads cf Indiana will
do well to note that this state, like
Illinois, has a new dimmer law. It
went into effect a few days ago. and
provides, as does the Illinois regulation,
that headlights must be dimmed when
ever another vehicle approaches on any
road on the state. Incidentally all
headlight rays must be bright enough to
Illuminate objects clearly at a distance
of 150 feet in front of one's car.
GADY MERCHANT
KILLED BY AUTO
Morris Bobele, 35 years old, a Gary
busines man, was instantly killed at Mc
Cool on Saturday when a B. and O.
east-bound flyer struck an auto in which
he was riding. Mr. Bobele, who was in
the dry goods and commission business,
went to McCool early in the morning.
Mr. Bobele, who .was 35 years old, liv
ed at 1601 Maryland street. A wife and
three children survive. The funeral
was held yesterday in charge of Under
taker Finerty. burial being at Wald-
heim. Chicago.
GOVERNOR ON
INSPECTION TRIP
(By United Press.)
INDIANAPOLIS, July 9. Gov. Good
rich left today for Michigan City, to
start an inspection trip of state institu
tions. He will go over the state prison
at that place and then w ill look over the
boys' school at Plinfield, state reforma
tory at JefCersonville, penal farm at
Greencastle and girls' school at Cler
mont. He will return to tha city Thurs
day to greet Gov. Cox of Ohio, will re
view the Onlo men in the officers' train
ing camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison on
that day.
WHITING LADY
PREPARED FOR -FUNERAL
Special to The Times.)
WHITING. IND., July 9. Mrs. So
phia Wuestenfeld, aged 81 years, who
passed away at her home in 119th street
on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, was
a firm believer in preparedness. Mrs.
Wuestenfeld about a year ago arranged
completely for her funeral with Under
taken Heyden. She purchased her cas
ket, rough, box and shroud and even
dictated as to the number of autos to
be used for her funeral. At her home
in a dresser drawer she had all her
clothes ready to be used when the end
came.
To Grandma Wuestenfeld life was In
deed sweet, but she was one of those
persons who realized that in life we
are in the midst of death, and talked
freely at all times of the future life.
J Her directions will be carried out to the
letter by her children.
Mrs. Wuestenfeld's funeral will be
held tomorrow afternoon when services
will be preached at the Evangelical Lu
theran church by Rev. Bopp at 2 o'clock.
Interment will be in the family lot at
Oak Hill cemetery, Hammond.
Enlist In The Woman's Army
By Conserving Foods.
SOLDIERS DIE WHEN SHIP IS TORPEDOED
Y jti''l
British transport
KNESETH ISRAEL TO
E NEW SYNAGOGUE
Congregation Holds En
thusiastic Meeting
Yesterday.
Thirteen hundred dollars was contrib
uted and a like amount pledged yester
day afternoon by the congregation of
Kneseth Israel at the synagogue in 300
Indiana avenue, for the purpose of con
structing a new edince to cost $15,000.
The new synagogue will be built on the
site of the present building.
Rabbi Mushin of Chicago, gave an in
teresting talk yesterday and addresses
were made by Rabbi Rubenstein of
South Chicago, and Rabbi Rosengard of
Hammond. A collection was taken for
war sufferers, amounting to 15.50, af
ter which refreshments were served.
GRAND JURY REPORTS
ON CO. INSTITUTIONS
(Special to The Times.)
CROWN POINT. IND., July 9. The
report of the Gary grand jury on the
county jaii and county poor farm i3 as
follows:
We visited the county poor farm and
found the conditions of the same satis
factory. We recommend, however, that
the county commissioners take steps to
repair the roofs of the buildings which
are badly in need of such attention. We
also visited the county jail and found
conditions there unsatisfactory, in that
prisoners are crowded from four to
five in a small cell. This is especially
true with negro prisoners. The entire
institution should be cleaned and It
should be kept clean and better ventil
ated. We feel that the unsanitary con
dition of the jail is largely due to the
Inefficiency of the turykey.
JIMMY IS SOME
TRAP SHOOTER
Hammond Court Bailiff James (Jim
my) Trost at the opening shoot of the
Lake George Gun club at Kindel's grove j
S ""day, showed the boys how to shoot. '
is ime record for a first-class profes- j
sional to make. Jimmy doesn't claim ,
to be a professional yet.
Other scores: O. Staff. 47 out of 50: i
C. Kindell, 46 out of 50; J. Kindell, 48
out of 50; J. Brice, 44 out of 50: F.
Burns, 43 out of -50; G. Colaway, 43 out
of 50.
The next shoot will be held In tw
weeks, July 22.
THIS TIME THE
GUN WAS LOADED
Every morning when Sam Bulkis. a
bakery wagon driver, came into the
American restaurant at 7 West Elev
enth avenue, Gary, Sam Spiro, one of
the waiters, would "kid" him and point
an unloaded revolver at the baker.
He did it again this morning: and
pulled the trigger. Bulkis, who had
Jumped at the command. "Now, Jump."
was- shot through the foot. The police
learned that the "unloaded", revolver
had received three cartridges, which
had been inserted last night by the
proprietor, who hadn't said anyfning
about it.
The Red Cross the symbol of a
cause wide as the world and high
as Heaven.
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on rocks just after hariog been torpedoed in Mediterranean.
EIJORL
ENLIST FROM
Seventeen hundred bakers and 500
cooks are needed immediately for the
United States army. It Is preferrea to
have men of some experience, but if a
young man who is bright and physically
qualified, has not had any experience
and is willing to be taught and trained
as cook or baker, the army will accept
him and so train him. This division Is
non-combatant and pays 30 a month
and all necessities free.
Louis H. Harkenrider, Sherly Holm
Joseph Fhait, Michael Jumetz and Jo
Xramarich, all or Hammond, arahe
last recruits leaving Hammond for Ft.
Wayne. John A. Butler ofShelby. Ind.,
also left today. The ' boys enlisted
throught Sergeant Welch's office on
Hohman street, the Huehn block.
WOMEN -REGISTER
For every man in Hammond who has
registered to vote for delegates to the
constitutional convention a hundred
women of the city have registered.
To date six hundred women of Ham
mond have registered and as near as
can be learned, six men. The Equal
Franchise League continues the cam
paign to register women for the consti
tutional convention. Six hundred cards,
filled out and sworn to, will be sent
down to the board of registration to
morrow and the league expects to send
down as many more In a short time.
It is evident that the woman's vote
in the city election this fall can carry It
for or against either ticket and politi
cians are becoming cognizant of this
fact.
GARY POLICE NAB
MORE SLACKENS
Eleven more men, not possessing reg
istration cards, were booked as not be
roundup. Every eligible man, who has
no card will be presumed as a slacker
and will face summary arrest and be de
tained until the contrary is shown.
Will Wilffon, a negro refugee from
East St. Louis, claimed he had register
ed but that his card was in his "work
pants.
"Why didn't you take your card out?"
asked Capt. Aydelotte.
"Why boss, when that East St. Louie
mob came a burnin' and killin' us poor
blacks I had no time to think of my
work pants or anything else. I just
took up the railroad track."
Those arrested are as follows: Fran
cis Wiliams, Jim Cochran, John Huff,
Ed Mochinskl. John Davis, Bud Ford,
Henry Hunter, Alex Schuepp, Melwood
Parson, Frank Kellogg.
If You Think THE TIMES Is
Doing Its Bit Your Support Is Al
ways Welcome.
RMMOND
IN MEDITERRANEAN
This remarkable photograph was
taken in the eastern Mediterranean
when a British transport laden with
troops, after being torpedoed by a
German submarine, was run on lha
rocks in an effort to beach her. .The
men can be seen, sliding down the
ropes hanging from the vessel. At
the stern a lif eboat is hanging, while
many of the soldiers can be seen in
the water.
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, July 9. The first
draft of America's citizenship for war
service will be 687,00) men, the war de
partment announced today. These will
be singled from the great registration
roll. The number is just enough to fill
the regular army to war compliment, fill
the national guard to war strength and
provide 500,000 for the sixteen contone
ment camps where the men will be train
ed. About 50,000 men are needed to bring
the regular army to its full war
strength. More than 130,000 others are
needed for the national guard. "From
official sources it was learned today
that the first men drawn by the selective
draft will be put Into the regular army
ranks and the national guard. Zn the
lottery of the draft every one of the 9,
500,000 registered men will be drawn, it
believod in o fficlal quarters. This will
determine the order of liability of serv
ice for all time.
On the basis of 687,000 draft quotas
are being assigned each state based on
population and registration. After the
draft the local exemption boards begin
to call upon men and continue until the
quota is furnished.
(By United Press Cablegram.)
LONDON, July 9. The carrying out
a successful raid southeast of Hargl
court by the British forces and repulse
of an attempt of a raid by the Oer-mans
southwest of Laon was reported by Gen.
Haig today.
(By United Press Cablegram.)
PETKOOSAD, July 9. Bussia center
ed her drive on Ziemberg in ttalcia, to
day with a powerful offensive west of
Stanislau which took several villages,
according to the official report. Oen.
Xormiloff was In charg-e of operations
in this section and reported complete
success of the drive.
Stanislau is about seventy-five miles
southeast of X,emberg and fifty miles
south of Brzezany, around which the
Sussian offensive first started.
(By United Press Cablegram.)
LONDON, July 9. Sinking of the
American steamer atausapequa, 3,193
tons, owned by the New York fc Porto
Bico Steamship Co., by a German sub
marine Saturday, was officiary annouc
ed today. Tie crew was landed at a
French port twenty-eight miles south
west of Brest.
(By United Press Cablegram.)
A TRENCH POET, July 9. America's
first expeditionary army in Prance was
entraining today for the trip to the bat
tle frotu Major General Sibert was as
enthusiastic as the soldiers. The troops
celebrated as they climbed aboard the
train. Many of the officers went on
ahead. The townspeople turned out In
force to cheer the reparting Sammies.
Testerday hundreds of French people
watched the baseball game.
(By United Press Cablegram.)
PABZS, July 9. Suddenly assuming
the offensive French troops ' went for
ward last night between Bovettes and
Chevregny, recapturing the first line
trenches over a front of a mile, accord
ing to the day's official report.
BT CASL D. GBOAT.
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, July 9. Declaring
Holland is starving, Chevalier Tan Hap
paxd, Dutch minister in Washington, to
day bespoke the grave apprehension of
neutral . nations at America's embargo.
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'Bulletins
MANY 'ARE
REPORTED
KILLED
U, S Powder m Shattered
Explosion In Cali
fornia (By United Press.)
VALLEJO. CAL.. July 9 The blac.'
powder magazine at the south end of
Mare lland Navy Yards across the
straits from here blew up this morning.
Many lives are reported to have been
lost. Workmen returning to Vallejo
declare nearly all the houses used by
workmen and officers in the immediate
vicinity were destroyed or badly shat
tered. It is feared the casualties are
large.
Ambulances have been hurrying bars
and forth from the navy yards ma;n
yard to the scene " the explosion.
The strict censorship establish; i
the navy department at the btsi:,
of the war has made it impossih
get details. One of the v.ori;m u
turning here declared his belief i- -houses
at the scene had boon bi--.v .--pieces.
Chimneys in both Vallejo and -Vallejo
toppled and fv!l under the w4.
Many houses had their fronts blown
and several were unrooffed. The rooi
the round house at that point wi
blown in.
The port side of the Soutn W--
steamer El Catitan which was in mid
stream w hen the explosion occurred wi
blown out and two doors of the vewi
were shattered. Six men on the ste--,-er
were injured, none of them serioufr
The magazine is located at the e
than one hundred men have been em
ployed there. .
The explosion was the most terrific
heard hereabouts in years. Several
thousand dollars damage was done in
Vallejo. The blast was heard at Sacrn
mento where buildings were rocked an i
dishes shaken from shelves. It was
also felt in several other distant cities.
All the windows in the office of the
Southern Pacific station agent and th
road master's offices were destroyed
The steamer Iroquois which was ir
the straits at the time was also dam
aged slightly.
Sepresentatlves of other countries ef
fected by President Wilson's proclam
ation declared "thlr actual existence is
threatened.'
"We are starving, said Tan Happard,
"Our people are on rations. We will
suffer most of war's terrible evils with
out being a belligarent. We are forced
to depend on Germany for coal and on
America for grain. Holland is at tho
mercy of your country.
To Arms Your Country Calls.
"LUIVLT LIYK AMKKICAT
Sarah Bernhardt photographed dur.
ing her Brooklyn speech.
Fifty thousand people sent up a
rousing: cheer when Sarah Bern
hardt, the world's greatest actress,
in an impassioned speech at Brook
lyn, New York, raised her hand to
ward Old Glory and cried, "Long live
America!" She then repeated the
gesture and called ''Long live
France!" pointing to. the tricolor.
Another cheer, equal ia volume,
greeted her.
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