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.A1KM WARMER! FAIR JRAIN I COOLEPJ Uslivered bTXMES carrier., SOc rer month; on streets and at newsstands, 2o per copy; lack numbers 3c per copy. VOL. XII., NO. 82. HAMMOND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1917. IJi 11 FINE NEW EAST - GARY ROADS IRE LET BY BOARD Commissioners Let Important Road Contracts at Crown Point Yesterday. ' " " (Special to The Times.) CROWN rOIXT, Ind.. Sept. 25. The JLake County Commissioners at an Im portant special session held here yes terday awarded two gravel road con tracts to the United Construction company of Hammond for a sum ag gregating 125.32. Both roads are to be built In Calumet township. The biggest road the H. E. Jones gravel road is on Fifth avenue in Gary from Ambridge to the West Gary city limits. The road will be built on one side, of the car tracks and is expected to be one of the best roads built in the county for years. It will open up a new route from "Hammond and East Chicago to Gary. The other road is the H. S. Mc Laughlin road and runs east from Gary on Twenty-first avenue. It will give Gary its first straight road to East Gary and Hobart and cut of five miles between that territory and Gary. Both the new roads will of course be extraordinarily popular with Chicago-South Bend auto tourists. The board at its session turned down the bid for the resurfacing of Indianapolis boulevard because it ex ceeded the appropriation made by the county council. There were no bids offered for the North Township bridge No. 1. and it will consequently have to be readver tised. Special to The Times. CROWN POINT. IND.. Sept. 25. The Lake County Council of Defense urg ently requests a large attendance at the meeting to be held in the courtroom of the courthouse at 2 p. m. on Friday. Sept. 28. when questions of vital impor tance pertaining to the war will be discussed by speakers of national re pute who will tour the different counT ties of the state in parties of four. Team No. 1 which will visit Crown Point on the above date Is composed cf: J. W. Cockrun. Oakland City; Rob ert G. Miller. Bloomington; B. B. Shtve Jy, Marion: Robert E. Proctor. Elkhart. Hon. J. B. Peterson of Crown Point, Is one of the members of team No. 14, who will speak at Bloomington, Bed ford, Paoli and Seymour, Ind. Captain H. S. Norton of Gary. Is also & member of team No. 23. which team will make a speaking tour of the cities of Logansport, Peru, Wabash and Ro chester. Ind. Messrs. J. H. Conroy and J. W. Reilley of Hammond, will speak In the central and southern parts of the state. DRAFT MEN TAKE WAR SERVICE WORK H NIGHT War services courses in the Ham mond public night schools are proving the biggest drawing card. Men eligible for draft who expect to be called within the next year are en rolling for the radio operating class, telegraphy and others of the branches of war service, so that they can get into these branches of service when they go to France. For the girls and women there are branches in knitting, sewing and other work necessary to "stand back of the Sammies." Unfettered Married Men Offered Places WASHINGTON. Sept. 25 Mar ried men may enlist in the ord nance corps of the army in case no condition of dependency exists that may result in application for dis charge, the war department an nounced today. Skilled mechanics, wheelwrights and technical men. married or unmarried, are needed for the machine shop units for service abroad and Secretary Baker has authorized the acceptance of married men who are not disquali fied by having dependent wives or children. URGE TO GOME TO MEETING USE AXE TO CHOP FEEDER FROM DEAD BABE SKELBTVILLE, 1ST)., Sept. 25. Wedged in so tightly between the rear wheel and the fender that the air had to be let out of the tire and the fender removed to recover the body. Jack, the 14-month-old son of E. H. VonSpach. was crushed to death in an automobile accident which occurred three miles northwest of here on the Michigan road. George W. Shepple. a farmer, living near the scene of the accident. was driving ahead of VonSpach when, with out signaling, it is said, he turned to. the left into a lane. In order to avoid crashing into the automobile VonSpach swerved to the left, but not in time to avoid sideswiping Shepple'a car. HAMMOND BOY NOW A CAPTAIN - .s. JC, jl f - - 4 f ! CAPTAIN HARRY II. ELMS. And still another Hammond boy has achieved promotion in the service of his country. Harry H. Ellis, aged 27. is now a quartermaster captain and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Anderson of 436 Michi gan avenue, is justly proud. Enlisting ten years ago. Harry spent five years in service in the Philippines and three years on the Mexican border. For the past year he was a quartermaster ser geant. He is stationed at a Kansas fort and expects to be sent to France, soon. Mrs. Dan Shuck and Fern Eilis are his sisters and John Bloom a half brother. TERRIBLE AUTO TRAGEDY OCCURS 16-Year-Old Lafayette Girl Dies and 2 Companions Fatally Hurt. (Special to The Times.) LAFAYETTE. IND.. Sept. 23. M-S3 Mary Adams, age sixteen, was instant- j ly killed, and two other young persons were fatally injured when a speeding Wabash freight train struck an auto mobile In which they were riding. Four young persons were in the car. They made a trip to witness a baseball game. Elmer Larson was driving the car and in the seat with him was Miss Golda Mills. Miss Adams was in the back scat with Walter Rinehart. A grain elevator obstructs the view of the track and Larson did not see the approaching train. The automobile was thrown more than 100 feet and landed on a side track. Miss Adams's neck was broken. Miss Mills and young Rinehart were injured internally and were brought here early yesterday in a dying condition. Toung Larson was not seriously hurt. C. & I. GETS PETITl GRANTED 6-for-Quarter Fares Aban donedStraight Five Centers Established. TIMES BUREAU, AT STATE CAPITAL. INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. Sept. 25. The Public Service Commission will, to day, grant the petition of tho Gary and Interurban railroad company to abolish the six for. a quarter and eight for a quarter fares and establish a straight five cent fRre. G. S. Widholm. city attorney of Gary, appeared before the commission yes terday and stated that the city of Gary was not objecting to the petition. Herman Krieger Home. H. Herman Krieger. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Krieger. 313 Logan street, is, home on furlough from Fort Fos ter, Mass. He was one of the high schocl boys who enlisted in the spring. He likes the service, says the food is good and the treatment splendid. 1 WEST The force of the collision tore the child from the arms of its grandmother and threw it against the other machine. In some way it was thrown back against the father's car and wedged under the fender. The grandmother also was thrown out of the machine but only suffered severe bruises. Crazed with grief, the child's father attacked Shepple. who broke away and rnn down the road. VonSpach seized nn ax and started after him and only the timely arrival of another party of Indianapolis automobilists prevented the father from wreaking summary vengeance on the farmer. The mother fainted and is reported to b? in a seri ous condition from the shock. SIKORA 5 UiER Pretty Daughter of East Chicago Saloonman Also Taken by U. S. Agents for Selling Liquor to Sol dier. Another arrest by government agents was made in East Chicago yesterday. Mike Sicora, saloonkeeper at 471S For syth avenue, was taken into custody and placed under $5,000 bond3. A soldier in uniform went into M ke'j place and bought both beer and wli's key In bottles, it is said that the pur chase was made- from Julia Sicora, th. daughter, who sometimes acts as bar maid, but that the transaction occur red in Mike's presence. She was a!?o placed under arrest. It will be remembered that Sicor i already under borids to the extent of $15,000 on a charge of murder prefer red against him following the death,of his wife a few weeks ago. It is expected that hearing will be given today, before C. E. Surprise on the charge of selling liquor to sol diers. The penalty under conviction will be a fine of $1,000 and one vcar in Jail. GOVERNOR'S CASE IN CRUCIAL STAGE Greatest Danger Now From Bronchial Pneumonia, Doctors Say. TIMES BUREAU, AT STATE CAPITAL INDIANAPOLIS, I.VD., Sert. 25. While most of the danger from typhoid fever has ended in the cast of Gov. Goodrich at the Methodist hospital, the possible danger from bronchial pneu monia is grave, according to a report of those attending the governor today. The governor pas'd a restful night and his condition is slightly improved 'as compared with that of yesterday. His temperature was at 102 and his putse at 115. Those closely in touch with the gov ernor fear the next two days as the cru cial period and believe if he survives until after Thursday his chance of re covery is good. - The physicians are fighting the bron chial affection In order to prevent as much as possible the dangers of bron chial pneumonia. It is admitted the governor is in a very weakened condi tion. L TO BE . ANNOUNCED LATER Definite announcement of the funeral of Mrs. Austin O. Sexton, whose death was chronicled in these columns yes terday, will be made when the remains arrive in Chicago from Pasadena, Cal., where death occurred. With the re mains are Mrs. J. E. Fitzgerald, her daughter, W. H. Sexton, her son. and Misg Laura Fitzgerald. her grand daughter. Prior to her marriage in 1S74 Mrs. Sexton was Mar;- L. Lyons. In addi tion to her son, who was formerly cor poration counsel of Chicago, she is sur vived by Mrs. J. E. Fitzgerald of Ham mond; Mrs. A. J. Dolan of Great Falls, Mont., and Mrs. Henry Chaney of Pasa dena. Cal. Her sister, Mrs. Phillip G. Dalton, lives in Joliet. Mr. Sexton was a brother of Col. James A. Sexton, former postmaster, and was "an alderman during the Cre gier and part of the Dashburnc admin istration. I-ater he was a member of the board of education. "Let Us Pay With Our Bodies For Our Soul's Desires." Roosevelt. : T PRUSSIAN "VICTORIES" IN AMERICA DISPLAY CORRUPTION r J r y SAA i SCJ ( in tX : - JJJ James F. J. Archibald (above), Edwin Emerson, their receipts for money received for spreading Ger-j man propaganda, and von Papen's check to Koenig. An, amazing report of German in-! trig-ue and propaganda against the ! -interests of the United States has . sDreadino- been made by the committee of pub lie information, an official bureau of txal received money from Berlin for FORESTERS HOLD BIG SESSIO LAFAYETTE, IND., Sept. 24. A large attendance marked the meeting of the state court of the Catholic Order of Foresters held here yesterday to de cide the pri'ze winners in the recent membership dri staged by that or ganization and to discuss plans for the .stato convention to be held a Vort Wayne next June. The committee ap pointed to make arrangements for the meeting are John llaggerman. Fort Wayne, and George Kustmaul, Ham mond. Paul Hutz will be the delegate to the meeting and Charles McKcidrie will be an 'alternate. There is to be a meeting of the chief rangers from all parts of the state at Hammond on Oc tober 21. The rurpose of the meeting is to formulate plans for another mem bership drive to be held this year. Paul Butz. of this city, chairman of the southern district in the recent member ship campaign was awarded first prize which is a gold watch; Frank Laner man. Hammond, chairman of the west ern district, was given second prize, and William Harber. Fort Wayne, manager of the eastern district, won third prize. The prizes awarded to the courts in the contest follows: St. Casmere, Ham mond; Willard, Rensselaer; St. Boni face. New Corydon; St. John. Misha waka: St. Josfh. South Bend. There were twelve .courts in the southern, the winning district, and they had the largest per cent increase membership in the state. The class initiated in this city at the close of the campaign was the largest eer initiated in the state. The state court officers were entertain ed yesterday at the Schi.'ltz club house on the Wabash riser north of the city by the committee that had charge of the initiation program here. Talks were made by John A. Herzog. state chief ranger, of Mishawaka. and E. P. Honan. state trustee, of Rensselaer. Officer Preent. The officers present at the meeting ycsterda were: John A. Herzog. state chief ranger. Mishawaka; M. E. Lauer rnan. state vice chief ranger, Hammond: Louis Busha, state secretary, this city, and the following trustees: E. P. Honan. Rensselaer: George Kussmaul. Ham mond; Edward Vianco .this city; Joseph Kress. Indianapolis: John Haggeman. Fort Wayne; George T. Hanlon. Ham mond. A committee was also appointed to choose a successor to Rev. George Shram, spiritual director, who is dead. BORMAN PRESIDES AT PARK MEETING Vice President Frank Borman pre sided at the meeting of the Gary park board in the Gary building last even ing, bids were received on the West Park comfort station; Commissioners Louis Glueck and Kate Wood Ray were present, as was Park Superintendent Harry Jordan. Mayor Johnson will name a commissioner to succeed W. P. Gason within a short time. the government at Washington The I sponaent, acKnowieaged receipt or i Captain von Fapen, former Am reDort shows amoni nthr ihinc-a ! $5-000 from th German embassy for : bassador BernstovfTs military aid. to report snows among oth.r things j propapanda work. Edwin Emerson, pay an unnamed conspirator to b!ow how Americans pretending to b neu-j ariother corresDondpnt. trot Sl.fiOO- i.n merchant shins !vinr Vw FOR LAKE German Droiiairanda. - j James F. J. Archibald, American . At magazine writer and ;Faul Koenig. manager of the i (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. The 911, K4K,000,000 bond measure Is a law. 'resident Wilson signed the bill late Inst night. (United Tress Cablesrrnm.) LOS DON, Sept. 25. Fifteen killed and seventy Injured was the official casualty list nnnounred todny of Inst night's German air ruid by Zeppelins and aeroplanes. Lord French, commander-in-chief, nnnnunced that the raiders over Lorv don had been driven away by'antl alreraft icun Arc, only one or at most (wo machines having penetrated the defenses. Ftrmy planes crossed the Yorkshire nnd Lincolnshire coasts, he snld. "There Is no evidence that they pene trated far inland. One coast town nnd three nomen were slightly Injured. Little material damage was done. (BY CHARLES P. STEWART.) BUENOS AIRES (via London). Sept. 25. Argentine was paralyzed todny In a general strike which tied up all railroads, eSt oft telegraphic communi cation and threatened famine In scores of cities. It KM learned on high authority that Germans are paying many strik ers' expenses to prevent them return ing to work. One hundred and twenty thousand men are out and the gov ernment Is trying to settle the strike today blle agitators are working to prolong It. Buenos Aires Is already i.liliout milk. Soldiers and sailors are opernting elertrlc light plants. Food prices soared. The gverntrient id vlsed all hotels to barricade their windows with shutters and to secure supplies for a fortnight. Officials ad mit a food shortage Is threatened. During the night rabies to New ork were cut, stopping direct com munication. (By United Press.! NEW YORK, Sept. 25. The stock market opened fractionally higher with the exception of United States Steel off three-fourths today. United Stntes Steel worked 1 1- '4 to 1115-8, oiT but still at the high of last week. RICHMOND, Cal.. Sept. 23 Two men litre killed and (no were reported In jured when the Standard Oil Tank steamer. J. O. MolYatt, exploded at her nhorf at Richmond early today. The cause Is unknown. Standard Oil of ficials started Immediately an investi gation to determine whether the ex plosion was accidental or incendiary. WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 23. The Vatican will send verbal answers to the Berlin-Vienna peace note, accord ing to official cables received today from Rome. The raessaKes emphasised the bitter disappointment at the Cen tral Powers' attitude. (By United Press. NEW Y'OrtK. Sept. 25. The Central and Soath American Cable company COUNTY "Bureau of Invpstio-at.inn " an ad- junct of the German diplomatic secret service, received ork. yesterday afternoon found communica tion with Argentine completely atop ped. Two wires have now been re stored to working order. WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. There will be no conKrrsslonal probe of the Hernstorff "slush fund for peace,'' ex posed by the state department. This was nsxured today following a conference between Senators Norton and Overman. "Let (he house Investigate If It wants toj we will make no Investiga tion." House leaders already have de cided to let the general Investigation drop, concerning Itself solely with the advisability of Inquiring Into re marks of Representative HeOln, re flecting on the character of some mem bers. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 25. Charges that the pro-German newspaper. El Democrata. is run oft on presses and machinery owned by the Mexican government was made In newspapers today Tl Universal and Cuartox Poder. El Universal printed a letter from Rafael Zubnrnn certifying that the Kovernment paid through him twenty per cent of the amount due the Na tional Type and Paper company for the Demoornt. The machinery, the newspaper declared, was bousbt by the Motfero government. WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. President Wilson will direct a new and search ing Inquiry Into all developments surrounding the arrest, conviction and death-sentence of Thomas J. Mooney, alleged San Francisco bomb-thrower. (BY WM. G. SHEPHERD.) STOCKHOLM. Sept. 25 "Russia will not make a separate peace but It Is Impossible to say how far the Russian nriry will bo In resisting the enemy," in the opinion of Charles Crane, Amer ican business man and one of the American commissioners to Russia. INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Sept. 25 'Confirmation of the sal of the Gary division of th Gary & Interurbaa rail, road, to Carl Jtt. Owen for $200,000 was held np ia federal court today oa tha protest of the People's Trust A Savings Bank of I.aporte. The bank declared that If tae receivership were continued another year the road probably would be able to pay all liens totalling- 51,440, 000. WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. Traak Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank, largest Institution cf its kind, in tha United States, has severed all bis business connections to work for tha United States government at $1 a year. He will be chairman of the war savings certificate committee. PAE.IS, Sept. 25. Death, of Sergeant Douglas Slacmonagle of the Lafayette EsquadriUe ia an aerial combat was confirmed today. He was shot down Monday. SloO Irom REWORKS EXPECT I RE1GHSTA First Session of German Law makers Since Mlchaelis Was Inducted Into Office, I'XITED PRESS Bl'LLETI.V. LONDOV, Sept. 25. Just how far Germany's desire for peace will lead Chnneellor Mlchneli Tins the point which Interested Germany most todny In the reconvening of the Germnn reichstag. The chancellor was ex. expected to make his second blc policy peech since suceeding Von Bethman Iloliweg;. In the opinion of. observers here the Centrist Insurrection In the reifhstnsr has been quelled. Erseberg. er and his adherents of the Centrist or Catholic party are expected to be re. aligned wholly with the government In view of the German government's favor to Pope Benedict's peace suggestion. BV PERRY ARNOLD. (United Press Foreign Editor.) NEW YORK, Sept. 25. There may be some fireworks of the German brand, when the Reichstag meets in Berlin tomorrow. It will be the first session of the German parliament since Chancellor George Michaelia was inducted into office in July. The Centerists and members of the Left party combined at that time In demands that the government state its position on the Reichstag formula of peace "without annexations" and also that equal suf frage be granted. The upshot was the tumbling from power of Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg. Michaelis was appointed, made a non-committal address to the Reich stag outlining his policies, and the Reichstag sitting adjourned. Ilns Encountered Opposition. Since that time considerable opposi tion has developed against Michaelis according to word which has just Teaked out of Germany. Certain of the extreme radical elements in Ger many have not hesitated to declare that Michaelis is even more reprcsen- (Continued on page five.) HiuuoND ra OP I fJOWJ FREE With U. S. Engineers Oper ating Railroad Back of Lines. Fred L.. MoConnell. brother of J. W. McConnclI, a Hammond insurance man. is in France with the Seven teenth United States Engineers aid ing in the operation of a sixty-milc double-track line of railroad back cf the lines. Fred McConnell is a vet eran of the Spanish-American war having enlisted in 1S9S with the Ham mond company. 161st Indiana infantry. WILL STOP DRAFT EXAMINATIONS (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. The senate today limited the examination of men in the selective draft to "those who can be clothed, fed and equipped." The limitation will prevent examina tion of all remaining registered men at one time, as desired by the war de partment. It will be possible to have 1,500,000 men under arms by October 15. which Is all the War Department planned on doing. If a hurry call were Is sued by the president for more men, however, congress would have to au thorize money for examining them. Attends Convention. Henry Gabler of Hammond will at tend the State Federation of Labor convention which opens in Anderson tomorrow. Boy Scouts to Aid. Boy Scouts at a meeting called by Levi Golden at the Baptist church gymnasium. Thursday evening, will lay plans to assist in the work of en rolling the women of Hammond in the food conservation cause. ALLEYS OPEN. The Perrin and Sommers bowling alleys have opened for the season, completely refinished, with Fred Geib as manager. MASS MEETING OF CITIZENS' PARTY At Gem Theatre, 97 State St., Tues day evening. Sept. 25, 8 p. m., 2nd and 8th Wards of Hammond. All persons interested in a clean and Progressive Administration of City Af fairs are specially invited. Dan Brown, candidate for Mayor. Hon. Peter Crum packer. Hon. H. E. Granger and other good speakers will be present to discuss the political Issues. WM. W. M'MAHOK. Chairman. 9-25-1 HOLLIS C. HUNTER, Sec'y.