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COUNTY WARMER! FA I R JR A I N COOLER) V UzmlFAU II UCIiVi tour and VOL. XII., XO. 85. TDYlivered by TfiCES carriers, 30c rei month; on streets and at newsstands, S per copy; lack numbers So per copy. HAMMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. 1917. TIMER as ft1 j'jj 0 Eft ORG'S I m STEEL PRICE CUT ONLY AFFECTS U. S. STEEL CONTRACTS FOR YEARS Host of Sfse! How Milled Is Subject to Contracts Run ning from 1 to 5 Years (BY GILSON' GARDNER.) WASHINGTON. D. C, Sept. 28. The cut la steel prices recently announced Ijy the government does not apply to steel being furnished on contract. And most steel now being milled is subject to contracts running from one to rive years. Steelmakers have agreed to charge J5S instead of $110 for steel manu factured at $34.35 a ton. Thi3 seems to leave $23.65 profit. But the $34.35 cost of production Is for big concerns like the United States Steel Corporation, which own their own ore-beds, railroads, ships and coke ovens, as well as their mills. These are called "integrated" concerns. Companies that have to allow profits to mining companies, railroad, steam ship lines and ovens, can't produce steel for $34.35. It costs them $60 to $30. These small concerns have profited by the speculative market and have been selling steel as high as $175 a ton, with satisfaction to the purchaser. These concerns will not be enthusiastic about the lixed tprice of $58. They would not be enthusiastic about any fixed price. Steel Now Being' Made Has Been Sold. The prices fixed by presidential order, on agreement between he war indus tries board and the steel operators, real ly apply to the small portion of steel coming into the market not contracted for. and subject to wild competitive bid ding. Most steel now beng made has already been sold at from $56 to $90 a ton. The price of steel stock went up on reports of the fixing of the price of steel nt $5S a ton. The big companies whose stock is listed on the exchange are pleased with the $58 price. In the meantime it is said that -most of the smaller concerns will have no difficulty in continuing production at this figure. The next question is whether the steel producers will, in good faith, live up to their agreement with the war industries board. The government Is planning1 to be on the safe aide as to this, and will continue to push the Pomerene bill, which seeks to give the president power to fix the price, even of con tract steel. If the Tomerene bill is passed the Government will have the power to adopt the "pooling" and "cost plus" rla.ii. successfully applied by foreign nations. It woSld be easily applied to Iron and steel products, since the iron end steel industry is highly organized aijl closely controlled. federal Trade Commissioner Davies testified before the Pomerene commit tc that fcO per cent of the production is fcy the big so-called integrated concerns, fetich as United States Steel. He also testified that: Sixty per cent of all pig iron is made by twelve companies. Seven ty per cent of all ing-ots are pro duced by twelve companies. Eighty-four per cent of all shapes are produced by five companies. Sixty-six per cent of all plates are produced by seven companies and 92 per cent of all plates by eighteen companies It is evident mat li tre goernmeni th? j w w ,-ases under federal in could put its f ngers on eighteen com-1 vestlgat jon norP wf.re secn this fter ranies it would control 32 rcr cent of I noon when orders wcre rec.eivcd t,v the all manufactured shapes. Chicago police department to hold de- J II" fl.'"" " board are supposed to war be available. MOSER PLEDGES . PURE WATER FOR WHITING T- the Voters and Tax Payers of the City of Whiting: The undersigned respectfully soli rii your support and your votes at the election of November . 1917, for tl-.e office of Mayor of the City of Whiting, and makes this statement sml pledge for your guidance and in formation, regarding his attitude on ih pure waer question: I believe that the most immediate and urgent need of the city is pure water, and relief from the present unhealthful and dangerous water now ,.,miris through the Whiting city number of years partial re- (Contini'd on pae eislit. Next Draft Call Here. INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 28. A state ment of the number of third-call con rcripted "men to move from Indiana to Camp Taylor, Ky., October 3 to 7. inclusive, was issued by Jesse E. Esch bach, state conscription agent, at the i-tat House yesterday. It was: Uike.. No. 3, Crown Point, Oct. 4. 1'?. Lake. No. I-ake, No. Gary. No. Gary. No. Gary, No. 1. Whiting. Oct. 4. 9. 2. Hammond, Oct. 4, 1. Oct. 3. 35. 2. Oct. 3. 29. I. Oct. 3. 30. YOUNG OFFICER IS MADE A GENERAL , A f - ' ; Brig. Gn. Charles McKinley Saltimsrt. Charles McKinley Saltzman, as cistant chief of the aviation section, signal corps, U. S. A., has recently been appointed to the gTade of brigadier general. He i3 one of the youngest officers ever to reach that rank. (By United Fress.) NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 2S. The eighty-five mile hurricane which was expected to reach this section at noon today is traveling slower thn was" at first estimated and according to weath er men here is now expected to strike tonight somewhere between New Or leans and Gulf Port. Mississippi. Shortly before noon the center of th storm was over the mouth of the Mississippi river where the wind was blowing eighty-five miles an hour. . A gale of seventy-five miles an hour was blowing at Ft. Morgan. METHODIST CONFERENCE (By United Fress.) VALPARAISO, IND., Sept. 28. Divi dends from the Methodist Episcopal book concern amounting to $3,000 were turned over to the Northwest Indiana Methodist conference here today. Fifteen candidates were admitted to the conference. Bishop J. W. Hamilton of Washington addressed the conference on the work of the American University. GRAND JURY IN I SECRET SESSION (By United Fress.) CHICAGO. Sept. 28. Indications that' indictments are to be returned soon in tectives in readiness to assist federal officials. The federal grand jury has been holding secret sessions for two days in a downtown hotel and a new grand jury has been called for next Tuesday, indi cating the present grand jury is about to conclude its work. It is understood that more than 200 indictments will be returned. CONGRESSMEN GET IN ROW WASHINGTON. Sept. 2S. Bitterness over th Iteflin Insinuations of dis loyalty in the house reached a climax this afternoon when Representatives Heflin and Norton engaged In a per sonal encounter. Norton asked permission to discuss the house rule committee decision not to press an investigation of Heflin's charges when ths latter objected. Im mediately Norton walked over to the i latter's seat, seized him bv the shoul ders and shook him. Other members of the house rushed to the s'-ene and the two struggling members were separated. Heftin retired to the smok ing room and Norton left the floor. Ot SPECIAL INTEREST To you. most lenses duplicated in an hour. We make all our own lenses. We are completely equipped optically. S. Silver. Jeweler & Manufacturing Opti cian. 1T7 State St., Hammond. Ind 9-2S We can make immediate delivery of Dodge and Chevrolet Touring Cars. Bohling-Haehne! Auto Sales Co.. Doug las & Hohman Sis., Hammond, Ind. 9-26-4 r v V f yX- : fit lURRIGIE HEADS NORTH J1G0BS0I DENIES GEM SUBSIDIZED Indicted Man Worked With Gary Lawyer and Ham mond Agents? MHEXr.V, ILL.. Sept. IS. Gustave Jacobsen. promoter of the American embargo conference and now under fed eral Indictment, was found last night living in a houseboat on the Fox river several miles from McHenry. He de clined to talk on the embargo confer ence or the report that it had received I aid from the German government, say ing he would make no statement what ever. Mrs. Carl Buhl, referred to as the "woman of mystery," is also here, stay ing at a sanitarium. She denied last night any connection with the confer ence beyond raising' about $5,000 for it by personal solicstion. Attended Meeting Here. Mrs. Buhl says she was present at the meeting in the Congress hotel, Chicago, in 1315 when final arrangements were made for the establishment in Chicago of the headquarters of tlv; conference, but says that beyond an occasional visit to report upon her money raising activi ties, which were undertaken in con junction with Miss Ray Beverldge, she never visited its offices. This connec tion. Mrs. Buhl says, terminated in 1315. Mrs. Buhl, a daughter of the late P. Schoenhofen. the Chicago brewer, and her brother-in-law. Count Bopp von Oberstadt. is also at present a resident of McHenry. ES CRIPPLEO BY STRIK Switchmen Give Their Side of Story Leading Up to E. J. & E. Walkout and Its Causes Conference Is on in Chicago. SWITCHMEN ASK LIVING WAGES The basic cause of the spontan eous walkout cf the switchmen of the Elgin, Joliet It Eastern railway seems to be due to the failure of the trust to Increase the wages of these men as often as they did those to its other employes and to the par ticular workings of the Adamson O-hour law. .Working eight hours Gary firemen averaged 82.70 a day, while switch men ran $3.50. When ten and twelve hour days were the rule wages were different. The railway men are Ameriins.- Common laborers for eigners or the steel corporation earn S3-20 to $3.70 a day na com mon help at some of the mills runs between $4 and 55, especially at the sheet and tin plate company. Wives of Gary switchmen and firemen have protested that they could no longer buy food and clothes on wages run. ning $2.70 and $3.50 a day. Hence the switchmen's demand for 70 cents an hour fcr men and 75 cents an hour for foremen, which the com pany declined to meet. "We are loyal and patriotic to America. We have declared no strike. Unable to exist on present wages individuals have exercised their right to ask for more and this being refused we have quit work as individuals," said a switchman. Gary steel makers spent an anxious time today wondering -whether the switchmen's walkout for more wages is to be Sisttled or whether sundown will witness the banking of the fires and the closing of the coke ovens, roll ing mills and blast furnaces of the steel city. Settlement of the wage walkout will restore the crippled industries to their normal status. Failure to settle it may result in widespread industrial chaos with the widening of the "strike" as some call it or the "walkout of workmen" as the switchmen term it. Hold Keetlngs. The switchmen, some of them mem bers of the trainmen's local, others be longing to the switchmen's union, be gan to quit work late Wednesday night and by yesterday morning most of them wero off duty at the Gary yards and mills. There were 330 switchmen out. Yesterday morning meeting as Indi viduals and refusing admittance to a high official of the switchmen's union the men at IC. of C. hall sent a commit tee to Mayor Johnson. The mayor ar ranged for a conference with Supt. Door Icy of the "J" railway, and later this extended into a meeting with higher officials. .Results were to hold a meeting of railway men from Gary, Joliet, South Chicago and other point" I T 'M El Had Gary Lawyer and Hammond Agents? Gustavo Jacobsen, Chicago real estate man who promoted the Ameri can embargo conference and reputed to have been pro-German was locat ed yesterday by a Chicago Tribune reporter near KrHcnry, HI. Jacob sen Is tinder federal indictment. He denied that Germany subsidized the cause. From time to.' time the name of Jacosen was linked with proposed embargo movements at Gary and a well-known Gary lawyer Is said to have been his agent. Zliss Ray Bev erldge, mentioned In the story, re calls that the name of Beveridge fig ured In the proposed embargo meet ing to have teen called In Gary by Rev. Edmund Kaysod, pro-German pastor, who was assassinated In Gary on August 24, 1915. Daughter Wed to German. Her husband and family are in Ger many, where her daughter is married to Capt. von Garrison of the German navy. She asserts that although she has met Jacobsen several times here and as a recently as last Sunday, they have held no conversations upon the embargo conference or upon the reports current concerning its being subsidized b Ger many. at the main offices of the railroad at Chicago today. Hills Crippled. The American Sheet and Tin Plate Company's mills were the hardest hit today and yesterday owing to the lack of switching facilities and the Ameri can Bridge Company had to close part of its plant. At the Gs.ry steel plant yardniasters were impressed into serv ice, but the mills were badly crippled. If You Desire to Contribute to the Fund to Aid Widow and Two Bahies of East Hammond Leave Dona tion at Police Station To night. ; The Times last evening carried a dis 1 patch from Greencastle. Ind., that j brought both grief and consternation to a destitute woman in Campany House ' 131, East Hammond. It stated that I Stanley Zuk had tee:i suffocated w hile i working in a silo at the state farm.. He was onlv 2," years of age. A telegram to the widow confirmed the news, and she was asked what dis- i position was to be made of the body. I Mrs. Zuk went to Mrs. Paul Eipinski ; for advice and the latter arranged with j Undertaker Edward Burns to have the remains shippt-d to Hammond. Irs. : Zuk told Mrs. I.ipinski she had no money and nothing to eat in the house. 'She said she had given an attorney jail she could borrow, to defend her hus j band when he was tried two weeks ago j with the box car robbers and of this j he had given her back $11 because of her destitution. Mrs. I.ipinski investigated the case and learned that in East Hammond Zuk was of good reputation and be jlieved to be innocent of car thieving. I The incriminating evidence against him is said to he discovery of stolen goods in his home. He was Polish and his widow Russian. Mrs. Lipinski has asked Thr Times to let the public know the plight of the widow and babes. The oldest child is three years of age and the youngest a year and a naif. She de sires to give her husband's remains a decent' burial an! there is no money to be had unless by public donation. Mrs. Lipinski is seeing that the family has necessities for the present. Chief of Police Austgen was asked to permit the public to leave dona tions at the police station, which is open at all hours and he readily (igreed. It is desired that as many people as possible give to the worthy charity. The amounts do nt need to be large if there are enough of them. tEvpry dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar ' w ill help. It will be necessary" that the dona tions be forthcoming this evening or tomorrow at the latest. DISANNEXATION OF HOBART UP The famous d isunnexa tion case, wherein several residents of the town of Hobart hope to lop off 13 square miles from Ind ana's bijrgest town was to be argued today before Judge Crum packer at Valparaiso. ISB10 OEM; WIFE DESTITUTE LITTLE FELLOWSlr UNTROUBLED BY WAR'S TURMOIL QUEEN OF SPAIN ENJOYS A LONG VACATION j-r, WtL? ." M ? ' - 4 3 ' or.,t t 1 y- i , . -jT Ti i ' t 4 ? ;? v " - T -S 1 1 v . i i - K , J S7 Queen of Spain and son Gonzalo on sands of Sardinero. Queen Victoria of Spain has been spending a great deal of time at the summer resort of Sardinero with her children who like all youngsters of their age heartily enjoy the opportunity to romp on the sands and swim in th ,v.-ater. This photo ,13. the most recent taken of the qusen and has just arrived in this country I i i (Inltd Prrns C'ableKratn.) PETROOnI, Spt. 2K. The RumIiui Icntrotir Okhotnlka ha been mined nml Mink with the Iom of nil ahonr-l rsrrpt eleven, an official statement announced today. (United Pr nMeSram.) U l.tMR t M Y. Sept. 2SOpcnlnB the campaign for the .ccond liberty Loan of three billion dollnrs. feecrc tnry McAdoo today called upon bank ers of America here for their annual convention to flinB back the German horde on the battlefield of finance. The failure of a Mngte lt or soiernment hon.l.,' he .aid. "1!1 h ore for America than a disaster upon the neld of hattle. Let i-ri the war loan In Ger many by n mihserlptlon to our second Germany on military despotism that merlon not alone mnr.huls her army on land, navy, on i.ea. and Industrie, but as well her financial rcources. and that -he U determined -to them all without stint and rcgardle of sacrifice. (United Pres CableKram. n,KnS AIRES, Sept. 2S. President Irlsoven reunrds the I.uxburjt inci dent as closed and will do his utmost to continue Argentine's neutrality, ac cordlns o thoe closest to him today. Such nn attitude tn entirely opposite to the overwhelming; vote of the xenate and chamber of deputies In favor of a break with Germany, but the president was believed to hove complete veto power. There was no change in Arcentine's Keneral strike toitny. The only wheels moving; nrre (hose f 'ill trains. (Ily United Tress.) WASHISGTOA. Sept. 2 An Amer ican battleship Is nground in home waters and resting: ensily, the Snvj Department announced at noon toda'y. Ocpartmefif nJlvlces Indicated the ves sel would be t-iken off safely. The official statement requested newspapers not to print any Informa tion which mlKht lead to establish ment of the IdentHy or location of the stranded vessel. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON', Sept. 28. The house rules committee voted today to sup press any inquiry into the use of Ger. man funds to influence congress "or to sift -the truth of Representative Hef lln's charges ag-ainst the loyalty of certain members. Backers of the reso lution for inquiries, said they would take their side to the house floor. The following statement was issued: "In view of Information which ths committee on rules has that a nation wide investigation of the use of money furnished by the German grovern is now beln? conducted by the department of justice the committee on rules has decided to take no action." (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. With the conferees agreement on a two billion, seven hundred million dollar war tax mill, tie last big money raising meas- 3&HTi t:U ri ure of the war session, congress today appeared likely to adjourn before Oct. 10th. House and senate conferees Increased the tax hill as approved by the senate nearly $250,0C0,C0T) added levy on auto mobiles, amusements, transportation, patent medicine. Restoration of on cent tax on bank checks with sixteen percent special tax on munition manu ture and a one cent increase in first class postal rates with agreement for a graduated zone Increase on second class mail rates is expected to raise the difference. There is yet in conference the eight billion dollar urgent deficiency hill with no opposition threatened. (By United Press.) KID OAK, IA., Sep-,. 28. The Jury trying1 Rev. I,. G. J. Kelly, charged with the axe murders, was discharged this afternoon because It could not agree. (Ey United Press.) GUX.PPORT, IHSS., Sept. 23. Pour fishing vessels were missing from here at noon today with sixteen persons on board. Because of the heavy tide and rising winds it is feared they have been lost. (By United Press.) LONDON, Sept. . (Ifrmiin counter attacks continued with bitter despera tion Ir.st ni&ht. General Hnis reported today. All were unsuccessful In a -storm of artillery, rlUe and machine pruii fire directed at them by British defenders of the positions won In the latest 1'pres drive. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 The U. S. government has established a peace In formation bureau with Col. E. M. House heading it, the state department de clared today. At the same time the department de clared emphatically that the action has absolutely no connection with peace negotiations at this time. This indicates that President Wilson Intends to have CoL House, his Griend and confidential advisor for five years, head representatives of the United States government at the world's peace conference when that time comes. CoL House will collect data such as Eng land and Prance have been gathering for three years. DEPUTY U. S. MARSHAL HERE United States Marshal Mark Storen with Deputy Ream and United States Attorney Mangus were notable visitors in Hammond yesterday. These gentlemen are in this region looking up cases relative to the sale of liquor to soldiers and relative to slackers and suspected conspirators. Don't fail to attend the concert to night at Nelson's Drug Store by the Hoosier Four, from 8 to 10. 9-2S-1 Ask Yourseif How You Can Serve Your Country? S2Qa . Ve OR HER PLACE II RUN t 7,000,000 of Number Are Or of the Greatest Tragedies of the War, GERMAN ARMY LISTS Soldiers at front or In canton ments, 5,500,000. Soldiers at depots, reserves, 603, OOO. Classes of 1913 and 1320, unincor porated, 70O,GO0. TctaL 6,E00,0OO. HOW GEEKAKY HAS Z.OST MEN. Ziosses in the army througn casual ties, 4,OO3,OO0. Wounded under treatment but not yet capable of service, 300,000. German reservists In foreign coun tries (50.CO0 U. S. alone), 200,000. Germans physically incapable of army service, 2,103,000. Employed la indispeusible Indus, tries, 500,000. Total, 7,000,000. 3y United Press Cablegram.) X.OXDOJT, Sept. 28. No elaug-h.ev r.: the Germans since the first battle oi Yprea has been equal to the terrlTs losses infiictod on the enemy in the list two battles around Zonnebeke, General r. B. Mourice, director cf operations, as serted to the United Fress today. By HIK3Y WOOD (United Fress Staff Correspondent.) WITH FRENCH ARMIES AFIELD. Sept. 2S. Germany today has 6.500,000 men as the human material with which to enforce her demands for a "place in the sun." This is the man power that remains out of a total of 1 1.000,000 who have figured o nthe German military lists and passed through the hands of Ger many's military arbiters.. Of the 6.800.000 approximately 5,5dn. 000 are actually on the front and 600.nni more are in reserve. The remaining 700,000 constitute one of the greatest tragedies of the war. They are the boy soldiers of the classes of 1913 and 1320. They are helping to till up the losses which the allied offensive is making at the rate of from TO.OfO to SO, 000 a month. The figures cited here are basej cti tne highest and most accurate scu.-ce . information. Before the war the German army con tained fifty-one divisions of STl.fmfi men. Mobilization at the declaration of war of all who had previous military train ing brought the total to 4. 500, 00". These were quickly reinforced by re serves. In 1916 the Kaiser was com pelled to call out the class of 1317 450,000 boys, IS to 19 years old. TWO AMERICANS ARE DEAD WASHINGTON. Sept. 2!. Two Amer ican:! dead and one injured were on the casualty list reachinj? the War Department from General Pershing's camp today. The dead: Private James Tracy, engiLeer's regiment. Sergeant Tip Johnson, infantry. I Private Tracy died as a result of an accident in the lino of duty an'! Sergeant Johnson died from natural causes. Lieut. J. H. Keating. :nedieal of ficers' reserve corps, was wounded September 24 in an air raid. REPORTER FALLS FROM STREET CAR (Special to Tub Times.) MISHAWAKA. IND.. Sept. 2S .Car roll Slick, a reporter for Ths Times of Hammond, who is spending his vacation here, suffered serious injuries when he j alighted from a street car before it had j stopped. He was thrown on a leg ho j had hurt several years ago and badly j bruised. He is spending his vacation in bed but there is said to be a condition which lightens the gloom. HOBART MAY GET A GAS WORKS HOBART, Sept. 2S. John Cavender. Adlai T. Ewing and Frank D. Barnes, the latter a brother of Sheriff Lew Barnes " and a Gary-Hobart realty operator, have advertised tho terms of the gas franchise they seek from the town board. These capitalists pro pose to give Hot art gas at a rate of not more than $1.10 a thousand cubic feet. STORM IS BAD ONE. (By United Press.) JACKSON. Miss.. Sept. 2S. High tides along- the Mississippi shores, driven in by the gale, damaging Islands and lowlying land, sums up the effect felt in this region from the hurricane reported moving swiftly northeasterly frc-m New Orleans this afternoon. Every can of food put up. this summer helps make food shortage next winter impossible.