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Thursday, October 18. 1917.
THE TIMES $aee Five I IN AIN AROUND -G A R Y- JDorsia iacBi.T. Mrs. Eows.nl Chambers. Thirty-seventh and Massachusetts street. Gary, wlio underwent an operation at Mercy hospital, Monday evening, Is reported rttln along nicely today. This will ie welcome news to her many friends. Mrs. Chambers Is a sister of William Miller, day desk sergeant at tha Oary polios station. visrrnra sow. Dr. and Mrs. Laue of Ambrid-e, are entertaining Mrs. Laue'a father. Henry Heller, who Is here from Sagrlnaw, Mich. PAJUUTT-TEACXEBS fiEEETXNO-. The members of the Parent-Teachers' association will meet Friday afternoon with Mrs. J. J. Kelley. Forty-third ave nue and Adams street. Kindergarten work by the mothers will be taken up. bisziATTvx dead. Miss Genevieve Morsch. of tha Froebel school, has been called to her home in the south by the death of a relative. LAITES' AID SOCIETY. The Ladies Aid society o the Cen tral Chrlstlon church, met today In all day session with Mrs. Henry String-fellow, 621 Adams street. Section 1 of the Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs. I. S. Bush. 652 Connecticut street. Friday af ternoon at 2:30. HOBART The Thursday Evening Needle club met last evening with Mrs. John Fleck. The I Whist club wi!l be entertained this evening by Miss Clara Fleck. Ths O. E. S. auxiliary went to Chicago yesterday to see the show "Seventeen." J. Reed of Chicago, transacted busi ness here yesterday. GARY TO GET NEW HOTEL Gary Is to have a new hotel and It will be located at 10S9 Adams street. It will be a three-story brick veneer struc ture and erected at a cost of $11,000. The new hotel will have forty rooms and Its owner Julia Opernchak. Other building permits taken out at the city hall yesterday are. A two story brick veneer flat at 1523-27 Con necticut street. IThe owner Is I. H. Sambor and will cost J9.000. Gabor Torma also took out permits for two J8.000 flats buildings to be erected at 12121218 Jefferson street. AUTO VICTIMS ARE RECOVERING E. X. Tie man, 910 Cleveland street. Gary; end A. F. Carmichael and John Moore, both of Aetna, who were Injured Tuesday evening In a motorcycle spill on Fifth avenue near the High Line, are all reparted to be getting along nice'.y at Mercy hospital today and will reciv er. Tleman, who was run down by the motorcycle on whlcn the other two vic tims were riding, was the most seriously Injured. lis suffered & broken ankle, fracture of the skull and injuries about the back. LEARNS HUSBAND IS DEAD IN N. Y. Through a telegram received from New York City yesterday which asked that a Mrs. Robey be notified of the death of her husband. Harry C. Robey in that city, tha police located Mr;?. Robey at 744 Jefferson street today. No par ticulars of his death were given in the telegram. NEGRO ROBBER GETS $65 IN GARY SALOON Holding his victim up at the point of a revolver, a bold and masked negro made his escape with the sum of ?65 In Gary last night. . Entering the saloon of John Pops, 10S8 Jefferson stret, the negro ordered the proprietor to hold up his hands at the point of a TevoINer. He had a hand kerchief tied over his face. Rifling the cash register the negro bandit secured $55 in cash and then ran out of the door. Picking up his revolver Popa ran to the front door and emptied the gun at the f'eing figure, but all the shots went wild. Today the police are making a city wide search for the negro. GARY LIBRARIAN AT CONVENTION Librarian Louis J. Bailey of Gary will take rart in the round table discussion of the Indiana Library association con vention which opened at Fort Wayne today. Mr. Bal'.ey is also head of the Indiana State War Library council. Many School Children Are Sickly. 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Take no substituto. rr sample for trial with booklet mailed free In plain wrapper. If you send us coupon below. FREE SAMPLE COUPON PiEAirTD rmro company. 655 Pyramid Bldg., Uaribtll. Mich. K!rr1!T need me Free satnpls of Pyramid File Tre,tn!eat, la plain wrapper. ame Street....... City State Willie and His Papa Precocious Gary Youth Asks a Lot of Questions About Politics. As Willie and his pa had been out several evenings attending campaign speeches the kid had had but little chance to question the old man. family was gathered around the sitting room tablo. reading tha papers. "Here the Tribune prints Mr. Hodges' speech and runs that he said. 'Now let me assure you that I've been a republi can all my life. That I've voted the ticket ever since I was old enough to vote; that I voted it in Kentucky, where I resided," " declared the old man. "But, pop, it seems that Hodges has a bad memory." "Now what's that got to do with It?" asked the father. "Why, Hodges says he has been a re publican all his life. Why don't you re member that back in 1912 he Quit the republican party and became an ardent bull moose?" "That's right," put In ma. "To the newcomers Mr. Hodges may be a life-long republican, but I remember that back In 1912 he was a progressive." "And. pa," breathlessly put in the kid, "he was such a prominent enemy of the republican party that they made him chairman of the Gary city central com mittee of the bull moose party. Why ha was even the bull moose chairman four years ago, when Mayor Johnson was first running for mayor on an in depent ticket." "Well, supposing Hodges was a bull mooser," growled the old man. "That may be no discredit to him." said ma. "only when Mr. Hodges is quoted as telling the people that he has been a life-long republican I think that ho shows bad memory." "Pop, the 'Civic Service commission" and the "Committee of 15' are doing good work since they began to boost Mr. Hodges' candidacy?" half questioned the kid. "You mean that they are doing bad work, dfm't you?" asked his mother. The old man didn't get a chance to answer. The kid spoke up too quickly. "Why, the police records show that during three years, 191$, 1915 and 1914 the police apprehended here 750 fugi tives from other cities. And since these commissions and committees have been active since Christmas they have appre hended during the past rine months alone S95 fugitives. The mayor says thi3 is due to the advertising Gary gets. These 'fake reformers' as he calls them paints Gary bad for poHttcal purposes and it gets all over the country. The crooks really think that Gary is a tough town and flock here." "Aw, go to bed. Thes men are sin cere." said the old man. "Well, pop now you know that for years Gary has been painted bad by this same gang whenever they had a politi cal scheme in view. The real estate men must like this." There being no answer, the boy con tinued: "Pop. they had the Tribune trying to discredit Supt. Glcason by successfully getting him off the park board. Did you hear anything about the plan to throw the hooks into Vice-President Thorp?" At this Juncture the door bell rang and the visit of a neighbor stopped the questions for awhile. WITH GARY POLICE. Charged with grand larceny. Leona Smith. '650 Washington stret. was ar rested by Officers Bucklin and Eisner. She will be giver a hearing In city court today. John Zokios, 1301 Adams street, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Yani tor, and booked for speeding. FUNERAL OF INFANT. The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Haughton was held at the residence. Tenth avenue and Faney street, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the Tol leston cemetery. FUNERAL SERVICES. Funeral services over the remains of Alice May O'Nill, six years old. who died at the home of hr parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Hilty. West Garj-, Tues day, were held today at 10 o'clock, with burial at Gary Oak IL11 cemetery. Gary Woman Gets Pension. Carrie P. Censer of Gary has been granted a pension of J12 a month, ac cording to a dispatch from Washington. MIMOBJAM. In loving remembrance of my dear wife. Clara Mae. who passed away two years ago. ld-lS-1 FREDERICK A. COVTEOW. TO LUTE TOO CLASSIFY FOR SALE Bay mare. T years old. about 1100 pounds. Donahy's Restau rant. 20 E. 6th ave, Gary. 10-1S-S crw Piles t 1 OttttlfflY GARY UNDER MAYOR JOHNSON Term: January, 1914, to Janu ary, 1918. City's population increased from 30g()0 to 60,000. , Legislature advances city from fourth to second class. Gary's workmen increase from 12,000 to 22,000. Park system extended to all parts of the city. Work started on south side branch library. Two thousand workmen go to war; $100,000 given to Red Cross, $12,500 to Army Y. M. C A.; million to first Liberty loan. Park system extended to all parts of the city. Movement for. a lake front bathing beach in Gary started. Complete motorization of the fire department and its effi ciency reduces fire insurance premiums one-half, the saving being equal to the total taxes paid annually by the people of Gary. Last year's total fire loss, due to an efficient fire department, was only $26,000. First Indiana mayor to recog nize suffrage. Named a woman as commissioner of Gary park system. Mayor Johnson first chief executive of any American municipality to have a city treasury acquire Liberty Loan bonds. United States department of justice's secret service compli ments Gary police for patriotic assistance rendered during the war. Reduces expenses of engi neering and health departments one-third, although steel trust compels city to pay 200 per cent more for water bills and 50 per cent more for light bills. Mayor has started fight to get people lower light and water rates. With a police force of prac tically the same size as four years ago the department is now policing a city twice as big. Tolleston and south side school-playgTound sites acquired to house buildings costing $350, 000 each. Efficient bureau of street re pairs established to save tax payers need of repaying. Gary school idea adopted in New York City, Troy, Passaic, Pittsburgh, Sewickley, partly in Pittsburgh, Pomona, San An tonio and Kansas City. Forced water extension to many outlying portions of the city. Efficient police department keeps order among people of 52 separate nationalities, working under tremendous difficulties in foreign quarter, especially at outbreak of great war in Europe. Reduces cost of city govern ment, gets two wage increases for city employes, moves for civil jurisdiction for city court, and aids in getting Gary super ior court facilities. World-wide attention attract ed to development of religious teaching outside of school hours, Jews, Catholics and Protestants co-operating. Children whose parents desire it attend these classes at their respective churches. Believed to have solved the problem of bible study in the schools. Here's Chance to Be U. S. Army Officer Men, do you wish to become officers In the army cf the United States? Do you want to go to the third training camp? Here's the dope. There's a course In military training at the Vnl versity of Chicago, a daily or nightly course. That means that when the third training camp opens January 6 the gov ernment will alow a certain number of men from the university classes men who have trained for three months and are between twenty-one and thirty-one years old to try their luck for com missions. OFFICIAL CANVASS IS TO DECIDE IT (Ily t'nlted Press.) DES MOINES. Oct. 18. With the "wets" holding the majority In 99 counties of only slightly more than gOO, the final decision of Iowa'a pro hibition election will not be known before the official state canvass. The canvass should be complete within the next two weeks. SOUTH BEND COAL PRICES DECREASED SOUTH BEND. IXD., Oct. 17. The price of coal was reduced in South Bend today. All grades dropped $2 per ton under the new scale. Anthracite Is now priced at $9.60 a ton and soft coal for JS. The reduction was made in accordance with government supervision. "THE penalty for bolting a regular party nomination In American poli tics, republican or democratic. Is death to the political aspirations of the bolter." Gary Tribune. Maybe this explains why the editor of the Trib une and W. F. Hodges have had such a hard time since they bolted the re publicaa party in 1912 for the bull moose chimera, the days when they de nounced the republican party as corrupt and foul. MAYOR Johnson's plan to give Gary a public harbor not interfering with the Iron ore harbor of the steel company, by linking the Grand Calu met river with the steel harbor, will give Gary the same advantages as Ham mond, Indiana Harbor, Whiting and East Chicago, which have the Grand Calumet linked with Lake Michigan via the Indiana Harbor ship canal. A few weeks ago because Michigan fruit boats can land at South Chicago peaches that sold in Gary for 2.50 a bushel could be had in South Chicago for $1.60. And then think how nice It would be to have pleasure boats com ing to town. Lake boats would draw thousands of tourists and build up a big business for real estate men, restaurant and other lines. PEOPLE have a right to question the activities of reformers, who only seem to want to reform around election time. You can pretty well put it down that reformers around election time rre only fake reformers. GARY, has a fusion or independent party. So have many other cities, notably New York, which adopted the Gary school plan during Mayor John son's administration. A democrat, Mayor Mitchel. is running for mayor c New York. Although thre is a republican candidate they have dropped party lines in New York. Even such eminent republicans as Governor Whitman, Charles Evans Hughes and Theodore Roosevelt have come out and endorsed Mr. Mitchel, the independent candidate for mayor of New York. FAKE reforms from organizations like the "Civil Service Commission" and the Wall street prostituted "Committee of 15" have been successful in blackening Gary's name across the continent. Police records show that for 1914, 1915 and 1916 a total of 750 fugitives from other cities were, appre hended here and returned. Since the fake reform committees, organized to boom Hodges candidacy, began painting Gary as a hell hole of vice well, the police records show. During the past nine months the police have caught 895 fugitives as they came here. They were attracted by the ad vertising ensuing from the work of the fake reformers. As the mayor says, if a city advertises for industries it gets them, if It advertises for undesir ables It also 3ts them. THIS is interesting news! A cable dispatch from Petrograd to the Chicago Daily News tells of the interest the Gary schools are attracting in Russia and next spring a mission is to call on Mayor Johnson and Superin tendent Wirt to ask all about the Gary plan. JUST as City Comptroller Patterson says, one can be a republican and still support the independent ticket. There are no principles of republi canism at stake in the Gary city campaign. The republican party will not sink beneath the waves if the eminent gentleman now running for mayor and who deserted It from 1912 to 1915. is not elected. HT W.F. HODGES MEETING It teens that they failed Tuesday evening to get their wires connected at the Hodges ca-mpaign meeting at Roumanian hall. 12th avenue and Ad ams etreet. Mayoralty Candidate W. F. Hodges was quoted In his organ, the Gary Tribune, as saylnff to the colored vot ers, "Now let me assure you that I've been a republican all my life." Now as a matter of fact, old-timers point out that Mr. Hodges deserted the republican party in 1912 to become a bull mooser and was city chairman of the bull moose party four years ago when Mayor Johnson was first running for mayor. Dr. O. H. Garnett. a veteran colored physician, who Is well known, made an oration stating that when Colonel Roosevelt 'left the republican party he was one of those who stuck with the G. O. I'. Dr. Garnett. who Is veil thought of in the city, is said to have caused a titter against Hodges, who did not stay in the party. Then Judge William Dunn, candidate for judge, who) has a wide reputation for squareness and fair dealing: and who has treated the colored voters with justice and fairness, said: "Conditions in Gary are Just the earns as exist in every other city in the country. We don't have such a bad city. There is room for Improvement." Judge Dunn is running on the same ticket with Mr. Hodges and his statements-contradict those of Hodges, who sees Gary as an awful hell hole cf vice. The judse is a man of the world. Serv ing as a railroader (being a union man to this day), fighting under the stars and stripes in Cuba, and educated in the south and at Yale and a resident of Gary for ten years, the Judge has a keen insight into local end national civic conditions. An attempt to open up Hodges head quarters at 22 Weft 10th avenue failed, only ten men showing up. JAP OFFICIALS VISIT GMT SCHOOLS Gen. Shiroski Otsuka and Col. Gotu raki Suga. officials of the imperial Jap anese social service department, with headquarters at Darien, ilanchura, were visitors at the Gary public schools late yesterday. Representing the mi kado, the Japanese general and colonel are studying the civic training activ ities of American children. They were much interested in the Gary duplex system, which has been under the eye of the Japanese emperor for some time, his majesty having sent frequent observers to Gary. While in Gary the Japanese visitors were piloted abound town by Clarence Ludlow Brownell, head of the city clean up bureau, who formerly resided In Japan and who speaks the Japanese language. The visitors were delighted that Mayor Johnson could provide them with a Japanese interpreter. GARY REPAIRS TOWN OF MILLER STREETS Thanks to the economy and efficiency methods of the bureau of strets, depart ment bf engineering, the city of Gary has made $363.45 profit as a result of doing some street repairs for the town of Miller. Under the direction of Engineer Cot tlngham the Gary department contract ed with the town of Miller to repair Gary way (Fifth avenue) from the Gary llmits and beyond the Aetna line to Mil ler. Today the city got a check of $1.- Bright Eye indicate buoyant health. When the eyes are dull, liver and bow els need regulating. Quickly restore healthy conditions with a dose or two in time of iEECHAM'S PILLS tsrrm Sold S.I. af Any Madictea in tha WorlA aid Taryw5ira. In bosaa. 10c. 2Sa 485.30 from the town treasurer of Mil ler,' which was turned over to th city treasurer of Gary. Gary charged Miller 5 per cent above the pay roll cost and made a charge for rental of street re pair machinery. Th- city of Gary, also operates li braries in the towns of Miller, East Gary, Hobart and Ross township. GflDWH POINT RED CROSS Special to Tha Time. CROWN POINT. INE., Oct. IS. The financial report of the Crown Point -chapter, American Red Cross, for the period July 17 to Oct. 12, Inclusive, is as follows: Membership Fees. Aug. 11, postoffice ubscription list f 100 Sept. 10, Merrillville subscrip tion list 15.00 Sept. 15, postoffice subscrlpyon list 26.00 Total fees Donations. July 17, Kpworth League, Leroy $ Jul 19, Stitch & Chatter club 60.00 10.00 5.00 SCO July 25, Housekeepers' club. Mrs. Scheddell July 81, stock dividend to Red Cross through First National bank Aug. 2, Will O. Woods Aug. 4, Housekeepers club, Mrs. Cole Aug. 6, Pleasure club, Mrs. Pattee Aug. B. Ladies' bake sale, Mrs. Wheeler Aug. 27, Red Cross station at Fair grounds Aug. 29, Leroy Woman's club, . Mrs. J. H. Love Sept. 14, Pleasure club, Mrs. Vilmer ,Oct I, Mrs. Wheeler; account A. A. Sauerman Oct. 2. Mrs. J. F, Meeker and daughter Oct. 3, Pleasure club, Mrs. Hixon 10.00 10.C0 8.00 5.00 40.00 4.62 5.00 8.00 1.00 1.00 8.00 Total donations $ 117.62 Oct. 6, from Red Cross National War Finance committee, be ing 25 per cent of our local collections to Sept. 26. ac count of June subscriptions to Red Cross war fund $1,236.67 . j..tt.za F-alance on hand closing July 16. last report rTT. $1,749.03 Total -....... ....S3r3 3 Total disbursements per ap proved bills on file with sec retary aid paid by vouchers Nos. 24 to 59. Inclusive $1.S52 57 Balsnce on hand Oct. 12 $1,870.81 E. R. COL?;, . Treasurer. SPANIARD HAD FOXY METHODS (Continued from page one.) returned to work at the steel comoanv. They were asked why they had not been o work. "We were In government jail and were fined." they answered. The steel company officers were mys- tmea. Caliirg in their Spanish Inter preter. Kmil S. Simon, they asked him to question the men as to their mean ing. Simon learned their stories and government investigator Bragdon was notified. Together Bragdon and SJmon unravelled the mystery and Kscudero was arrested, but released on bonds. As the story goes Inst Monday night Sheriff Barnes arrested Simon at EscuSero's place. 1524 Washington street. Gary, on three charges, disord erly conduct. Intoxication and profanity. Simon was forced to spend the night in the Gary jail and was refused permis sion to communicate with friends, it is said. Commissioner Surprise In his conver sation with a reporter today di dnot in fer that Sheriff Barnes had been used CARD OF THANKS CARD OF THAITXS. We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, also the Christian church Sunday school, Christian church Ladies' Aid. Golden Rule lodg for their kind ness and sympathy and beautiful floral offerings during the Illness and bereave ment of our beloved father, KATHERIXE MEREDITH JOHN GRACE AND FAMILY. .v.? ,' At. vn a-C t? , f i hi ri C.f H TOR MTLrTTART EEASONS" HUN" FLIERS KILL SLEEPING CHILDREN rNT LONDON JJTK 4. i-tw jta .- ? .1 - Dome destroyed in Loudon as the "pawn." "He said he made the arrest because Gary policemen present refused to arrest Simon, saying: they were afraid to because he (Simon) was a government witness," Surprise stated. The next morning. Tuesday, in city court Judge Dunn dismissed Simon's case. That night Simon was re-arrested by Gary police. Simon to'ld the commis sioner yesterday be did not know ivhy they arrested him. However, Simoa ap peared at" the hearing. The commissioner believes Escudero intended to intimidate Simon from ap pearing at yesterday's hearing or keep him in jail until after the case had been tried. If the latter plan was intended, it is thought, Escudero's "gang" grw frightened at the last moment and ord ered Simon's release. Escudero round Ouilty. Commissioner Charles Surprise found Escudero guilty of having Impersonated government authorities and bound him over to the November Federal grand Jury at Indianapolis under $3,000 bonds. The bond was furnished. Escudero's attorney refused to put witnesses in Escudero's defense on the stand yesterday. Escudero snd his friends were warn ed by the commissioner not to Interfere with government witnesses again, under penalty of government arrest 01 that charge. Tonrth Case Bound Over. This is the fourth caso of similar na ture which investigator Bragdcn has uncovered. Commissioner Charles Sur prise has bound all violators over to the grand Jury. "Impersonation of government au thorities must stor." said the commis sioner today. "Tho government will stringently enforce this point." The commissioner called Judge Albert B. Anderson's attention to the case yes terday Inasmuch as Escudero and his "gang" had attempted to interfere with government witnesses. TIMES READER IN MISSOURI A. F. "Doc" Keyes. for Zo years con nected with the Aetna Powder and later the Explosives company, , - !i now with a dynamite company, operated ..y Gary and Aetna men at Carl Junction. Mo- Mr. Keyes keeps posted on Gary by means of Tub Times?. MOTOR COLLISION A smash-up between an auto driven by F.A. Sever, 604 "West Forty-third ave nue. Gary, and a jitney bus. liefnse 1067 Ind. occurred at Eighth avenue and Broadway early last evening. According to the police report the Jitney was trav eling at a high rate of speed end the driver was at fault. The front of Mr. Sever's auto was damaged, but fortu nately no one was hurt. DEATH OF JOHN BERENDT (Special to Thb Time?.) TT(-vnAT?T IXD.. Oct. 18. John Behrndt. aged 72 years who has been sick for the past few months from can cer of the stomach, died Tuesday at the home of his son Charles who lives nar j Merrillville. He is survived by a wife. ! two sons. Charles and John, and three; NOTHING- ELSE LIKE IT IN HAMMOND There has never been anything In Hammond with the INSTANT action of simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, .tn mixed in Adler-i-ka. ONR SPOONFUL flushes the ENTIRE bowel j tract so completely it relieves ANY CASE sour stomach, gas or constipa tion and prevents appendicitis. The INSTANT, pleasant action of Adler-i-ka surprises both doctors and patients. O. Negele. Druggist, Calumet Ave. and Fayette St. Adv, La aua, aula aJa i i S aliji ui RELIABLE HOME TREATMENT The Orrine treatment for breaking- up tho Irirk Habit can be used wit:i abso lute coT-fidence. It destroys aJi desire for whiskey, beer or other alcoholic stimulants. Thousands hs.ve successfully used it and have b?cn restored to lives of sobriety and usefulness. If you fail to Ket results from Orrine after a trial, your money will be refunded. Orrine is prepared in two forms: No. 1. secret treatment: 0rin No. 2. volun tary treatment. Costs only $1.00 a box. Ask fr lKoklet. Lion Store Pharmacy (Kaufman it Wolf) &0 Hohman etreet, Adv. If You Think THE TIMES Is Doing Its Bit Your Support Is Al wavs Welcome. during last German air raid. ste-daughters, Mesdames T. Sullivan, Theodore Rossow and Robert Rossow. The funeral services were held this afternoon at the German Lutheran church and the burial was at Crown Hill cemetery. Secretary of War Appeals for Support for State Council of Defense Be cause It's Worthy. -i-- . - f J W I SECRETARY PRAISES INDIANA Special to The Times, IXDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 18. Emphasiz ing the importance of the defense or-" ganlzations. indorsing- their work and appealing to tho peoplo for a greater -support. Secretary of War Newton D Raker addressed tn following letter td the Indiana State Council f Defense which we received today: "Will H. Hays. Chairman, "State Council of Defense, "Indianapolis, Ind. "My Pear Mr. Hayes: "The Council of National. Defense and state councils with their local safe ty organizations represent with the governors of the several states and the organizations administering: the draft law tho normal lines of communi cation and co-operation between th national administration and the people. In this time of nierger.cy no one con versant with tho conditions and the difficulties here can bo other than y whole heartcdiy apprec'ative of tha continuing counsel ana ur.;-ruugingr ef forts that '...ive i-oi' e to th oitihibn cause J...i&Li a.l ot u.j-q etac!.-s and no one word of mine which can sustain or strengthen the national, state and local institutions of the councils of defense will remain unspoken. The work of the Ind'ana council has been particularly gratifying-. Mora power to you. "With best wishes, cordially yours, -NEWTON D. BAKER, "Secretary of War and Chairman Coun cil National Defense." In this connection the .state council authorized thi following: The Indiana State Council Is giving: Ahe letter to the public in the hope that it will serve to t-timalate interest in woric the council has undertaken and arouse a morr pop ilar interest in the measures which the president, the council of national defense, the war de partment and the state government derm essential to winning the war. HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDINGS An habaes corpus proceedings is in progress before Judge Reiter in the Hammond superior court. Attorneys Lotz and Cerajowski are appearing for Andrew Tokarz of Whiting who was ar rested on an attachment for debt on the claim that he was about to leave tha stale for the purpose of defrauding creditors. Sheriff Ijarnes and the Mutual Grocery company are the defendants Ressler and Sullivan are their attor neys. Ask Yourself How You Can tause wide as the world and h:gij as Heaven.