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VOL. XII., NO. 82.
HAMMOND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1917.
FINE NEW EAST -
Commissioners Let Important
Road Contracts at Crown
' " " (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
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
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
DRAFT MEN TAKE
WAR SERVICE WORK
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
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
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.
NOW A CAPTAIN
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CAPTAIN HARRY II. ELMS.
And still another Hammond boy has
achieved promotion in the service of
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
16-Year-Old Lafayette Girl
Dies and 2 Companions
(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
6-for-Quarter Fares Aban
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.
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.
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
IN CRUCIAL STAGE
Greatest Danger Now From
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
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 .
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.
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
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.
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.
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
- j James F. J. Archibald, American
magazine writer and
;Faul Koenig. manager of
(By United Press.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. The 911,
K4K,000,000 bond measure Is a law.
'resident Wilson signed the bill late
(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
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
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
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
"Bureau of Invpstio-at.inn "
junct of the German diplomatic
secret service, received
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
"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
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
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
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
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
(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.
Henry Gabler of Hammond will at
tend the State Federation of Labor
convention which opens in Anderson
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.
The Perrin and Sommers bowling
alleys have opened for the season,
completely refinished, with Fred Geib
MASS MEETING OF
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
WM. W. M'MAHOK. Chairman.
9-25-1 HOLLIS C. HUNTER, Sec'y.
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