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Thousands of New Prisoners
Taken, PI2Y3 Is Liierally
GiiDkaj Willi Gorpsss
ir.r sr. i i- These j
IVIrl'IM,T(l. June 23. Italian
force are preparing for a r.rent dri
n.-!nt the iistrians In the Trentln
.-"! evjrct o repeat the disaster In
fected on the enemy nlonc the Plnir.
Kora? -nb!cs declared tod:;y.
U nited Tress Cable -.ram 1
ROMF. June 2.1. The Auntrlnns hnrn
been swept ncross the Plae on the
v. hole front except for n three mile
rrior between umlle r.nd (nposlle.
nhrre a covering: force Is still holding
nil t .
The Italians have occupied enemy
trenches on Mount VaSbellln r.ml Mount
A.oloe and b:ie captiirfd Hill 1,47.1.
"Prisoners nre still coming In." the
atntement said.
T'VTTEP l'Iir.-:5 I'UL-.ORIM
LONDON. June -3 The Italians have
started a counter offensive in the
m unta'n region, it was learned from
an authoritative source th'is afternoon.
Th above dispatch does not show
tb extent of the Itai'.an cunter off en-
sive but British forces alieady have
mid an appreciable grain on the .vie?o
pl.iteau. lt Is possible that Gen Iiiaz
beat them to the punch.
Unites T'ress Cablegram.
24 (Night). The Austrian retreat
The importance and scope of the
Italian success grows hourly.
It is now reported that the
troops of Arch Duke Joseph must
surrender or be annihilated.
The Piave is choked with enemy
chad and debris of their equip
7" I l nil an a!l I
IHt VllilUHT!
Mi! i n mm
The attempt o." th Austrian war or- j but in view of the fact that many peo- j
f,. e to report the re'reat as voluntary j pie contributed to the campaign with!
1s false. (the understanding that a director was
In only a few scattered places could j to be chosen who would devote his en
th. river b: forded and these wore un- tire time to the movement, it was de-1
d'r r distant pounding ty tne iiauan
rv -nd allied airmen. The bridges
-,vrr- pelted with shell? and fir
..-r.b?. It is positively established that" almost entirely represented at the
' en -ir.;- lcss-es are eien greater in , meeting. Two new members were chos
H;e:r r'trett than as a direct result of ( nt to the council. Rev. r ather Berg of
-h" Italian counter offensive. St. Joseph's Catholic church, and Dr.
Allied air force? were partly aided In
barnssing the Austrian retreat across
tiie river at I.alze after the enemy had
be h swept from Montello.
American aeroplanes played a promi-
r.t red in this work. Thousands of
Austrians have been captured Other
thousands hae been wiped out by artil
lerv machine puns, by air bombs and
drouned. Italian cavalry pursued iriejmen,
enemy far 'beyond th. Tiave. The' The council has a director in mind,
cavalry is pushing forward between . but ,u confr fur,her with National
fnnegliano and Oderzo. The infantry s out Commissioner Freeman and Field
has followed the caalry across and is Commissioner Weston who put on the
operating on the fast bank at three campaign hero before arriving at a de.
points on the 26 mile front h.twoMi Ciiov. A salary of $2.nnn per annum
1'iave ana i omi i. '. m. j.a.-
made no announcement as to the extent
of the distance the Italians will follow
tV,o retreatinc army. It is known that
the. greater part of the Austrian re
serves are concentrating in tho area to j
the north.
CHICAGO. June 25. John K. Mur
taugh. credit manager of the Fair, has
filed suit for $30,000 against Frank S.
Betz Company of Hammond, Ind , man
ufacturers of hospital and dental
goods. ' According to Murtaugh's at
torney, he invested between $ JO. 000 and
aoo in the Betz company when he
was made general manager five years
aco. lie resigned a year ago and has
been unable to recover his investment.
Special To The Times. 1
LOtVELU Ind.. June 25. A man by
the name of Smith. living between
Iowell and Shelby came near having a
fatal accident here yesterday. His
horse became frightened and ran away,
throwing him out: he struck on his
bead and was badly cut about the face
He was dazed for several hotire. but
late In the afternoon was able to be
taken home,
Schererville Sailor Boy
Has Thrilling Experience
Stecia!, To The Times.
very intcref-tine letter from Raymond
Miller to his parents, Mr. and Mrs
August Miller, after his fourth trip
Lack from France :
At Sea. June 14. 131S.
"Dearest Mother. Pad and All:
' e are getting near the. states, so
will ftart a letter, as I want to have
one ready to mail when w e get in. We
had o,uit an exciting trip this time.
V, e left Newport News May ISth and
got 5 -lui k in the mud again, but w e wrre
not in Ions this lime. We took some
New York National Guards over nnl
th?y were -the happiest bunch we eer
had on board. nly one man was real
sick and v. e did not have hardly any-
IN 5ES510
Hammond. Ind, June Co, 1D1S.
To The Times:
I desire to express the high ap
preciation and gratitude of the.
Hammond council of the Boy
Scouts of America, for the valu
able assistance and publicity which
jour paper gave us in the
financial campaign for a two-year
oucget In Hammond, which Ju.
closed. While we started out to
obtain $5,000. we now have $7,000,
together with a great many un
returned pledges. This Vcludes
special acknowledgment of the
splendid editorial by Mr. P. A. Tarry.
Pres. Hammond Council Boy Scouts.
Eoy Scout work In Hammond !s to
become one of the most important and
progressive, civic movements ever held
in Hammond as the result of the first
formal meeting of the Boy cout coun
cil held at scout headquarters last
It was unanimously dseided that in
view of the success of the Boy Scout
finance campaign that a full-time scout
director for Hammond was an absolute
necessity to carry on the work progres
sively. There had been some talk of having
scout director for ran of the time.
cided that in all fairness lo these con
tributors that this be done.
The Hammond Boy Scout council was
Roman Ostrowski. West Hammond's
live wire and pioneer Boy Sout.
The- success of the campaign just
ended was a matter of congratulation
to the members of the council. They
labored hard to make it go, and that J7.-
(100 was raised with more pledges corn-
iiift in when but $3,000 was asked, shows
that the best people of the city were
keenly in sjinpathy with the move-
will he paid the scout director
Scouting in Hamnu-nd is now expect
ed to go forward rapidly. A number
hae sisnifi-" their intention of taking
the scoutmaster training and as manv
as p0!!;!)hIp arc wanj0d.
Schererville Man Escapes
With Life While on Way
to See Circus Wreck.
rSrr.rni. To The Tim? T
Allie Thiol, an Jl. J. & K. ar repairer,
was badly hurt at the pump station a
mile north of Schererville when he with
some friends started for the M. C. wreck
at Ivanhoe. When he got off his car at
the station a big Buick six in passing
hit Thiel. He was knocked down and
run over by the car and sustained frac
tured ciavcle. ankle and his body was
badly bruised. He does not attach any
blame to the auto driver and says it
was his own fault.
The kaiser it at oa'. Strike him
out by buying War Savings
i if. ' ilk. 1, 1 miiii
work to do. having more work to do
now- though as we are bringing some
casualties back. Got some soldiers on
that are helpless, they were going back
on the Lincoln, but as you know she
was sunk. We have five survivors who
were on the Lincoln.
"Will tell jo'j now a little mre about
the trip. The weather was fine, and
the sea very calm, everything was mov
ing smoothly until Sunday. May 26th.
We were having a big boxing bill In the
afternoon and enjoying ourselves when
suddenly a periscope on the wake of
one was sighted and four ships started
firins at it. It rure did sound like a big
battle, all ships firing at once. The
cruiser was firing her 11-inch guns and
1 Continued
- en i
Engineer Aionio Sargent of the troop
train arrested for rnxntlanghter upon
his arrival la Zak county today.
Ha refuses to testify at the coroner's
Taken to Laie county Jail while at
torneys prepare ball. I
Grand jury to Investigate the catas
trophe. Sargent's conductor swears that the
engineer said after the wreck that he
had. been "doling."
Attorneys for railroad prepare to se.
cure relets of Fireman Xlauss from
Hammond city Jail by habaes corpus.
Inquest adjourned Indefinitely while
Acting1 Coroner Green continues his in
vestigations. Bulletin. 3
In order to prevent attarnera for the
M. ('. rcllroad iffurlng the release of
Knsrtneer SnrKent and Fireman Klnu
by hell and habens corpus, respect lvelT.
Coroner C.rern this afternoon ordered
Deputy MirrifT Whilnker to hold the
mo men on a rli.irse of murder for
irhleh no hend ran he glTen.
I.rren ordered thst no one be allowed
to tlk to the men. "I will hold them
until I have completed my investiga
tion." be nald.
Alonzo Sargent, the "dozing" engineer
of the deadhead equipment train that
snuffed cut fifty-eight lives when it
split asunder four crowded coaches of
the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train
Saturday morning. awakeninf? three
hundred passengers to the most horrible
hour in the history of show business,
today refused to testify at the coroner's
inquest. He acted upon the advice of
Attorney Charles McFadden of the
Michigan Central railroad.
From the time the train bearing Sar
gent arrived in Gary early today the
engineer was a prisoner, having been
served with a warrant from Judge Punn
of the police court. charging man
slaughter. The warrent was read to
Sargent by a Cary police r'ffioer after
the train had crossed the Michigan-Indiana
line. It was on tho point of law
that Sargent, charged with manslaught
er, might incriminate himself, that At-
(Continued on page seven.)
Real Estate Agency Reports
Victim of Unknown
That a fike rent collector is making
the rounds and collecting money from
their tenants Is the statement made
by represen'atives of the real estate
department of the Iake County Sav
ings and Trust company today. In one
house the fake agent demanded to
Kok at the last rent receipt. When
it was showed him he said that the
tenant would have to pay a month's
rent or be thrown out The rent was
then pe.id him. This is a new variation
of an old gp.me that has been worked
in Hammond before and yet people
seem to fall for it right along. Don't
pay rent to anyone who is not armed
I with credentials. Don't pay money to
anyone whom you do not know.
Thr first day's result of Gary's war
savings stamp drill resulted In the
pledged sale of $57,214. This ds not
incTude the individual workers.
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IU 1 I IL.lt
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Left to right: Chaplain J. B. de Valles, Captain Connolly, Captain Roberts and Lieut. Barnett.
American soldiers are being decorated frequently bv the French for gallantry in action. The men are
.'..awn up before the French and American o.T.cers in the presence of their companies and given the awards.
The above photo shows four Americans recently given the Croix de Guerre by the .French.
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Hammond Made Permanent Dist,
Seat of War industries
Commission Survey.
Chairman A. M. Turner, Ham
mond. Sub-district committeemen!
Gary W. P. Gleason and Charles
Mart in.
Whiting- Beaumont Parks.
East Chicago-Indiana Harbcr
John W. Lees and Herman Foppen
husen. Hammond H. J. Wanner and John
E. Fitzgerald.
Porter county J. H. McGill.
Representatives for Newtcn, Ben
ton and Jasper counties may be nam
ed later.
In other zones sub-committees on
iron and steel, foundries, automotive
power, etc., wero named, a plan that
may be followed here.
Organization of industries in north
western Indiana for the survey as to j
their value to the government was j
started at Gary vesterdav afternoon i
itli IVio r,orr,lr, of f TrrA.
Hammond as district chaiman. the se
lection of Hammond as the headquar
ters for the district made up of fie
counties, and the picking of a commit
tee of manufacturers to direct the
w ork.
Tho factory census is part of the
government's plan to gather for the use
of the war industries commission at
Washington the manufacturing possi
bilities of each region It is believed
when completed th plan will cqualiz"
tho distribution of contracts: but most
of all the government wants to avert
the closing of any factory now engaged
In producing non-essentials by switch
ing it to an essential channel. Co-ordination
and co-operation between indus
try and the govermcnt is desired.
This territory is known as the first
district of the Indiana sub-region or j
sub-zone of the ninth or Chicago zone. ,
The country is divided info twenty
zones, of which Iowa, northern Illinois
end northern Indiana comprise thi
zone with Lucius Teter. president of the
Chicago Chamber of Commerce, as zone
More than forty manufacturers and
their resprescntatives, from Lake and
Porter counties were present at the
meeting held at 2:30 o'clock at Gary
Commercial club. Hammond had 13
men. Whiting 2. Gary 7. Valparaiso 3
and F.ast Chicago 15. No representa
tives were present from Benton. Japer
and Newton counties.
A. Murray Turner, president of the
First National bank of Hammond and
interested in various factories, who has
been temnorarv district chairman, was
nominated by Col. Walter J. Kiley of
iContinued on page ten )
Chas Hacker, of 1 "" Sibley street,
reported to the pollc that .om on
entered his room last night while h
was sleeping and stole between J30 and
$S5 in money from him.
JUNE 2o, 1918.
'.'apt. Strong's story, who accused
; Undertaker K. J. Burns of hurrying off
'wilh corpses fiom the caboose of Uie
relief train and leaving behind wound
tod and dying people is denied by both
! Coroner Green and Undertaker Burns
j in an investigation today. The story
j in last night's Times about the incident
jat the abooge has done an injustice
to Mr. Bums and he made th follow
ing statement to the Times this after
noon: "When they called me to the wreck j
l at 4.30 the police asked for a doctor
j and an ambulance. I told them that
, my ambulance was In Chicago. They
didn't tell me it was a hi - w reck and I
I I went batk to bed. About eight o clocit
i the poltce called again and asked m
if. I had mv hearse. They told me to
j get out right away and bring in the
dead bodies. 1 went out to the wreck
and brought in some charred corpses.
There wa.- no wound; d there
. were all gone."
'T did not go back to the wreck
because I kn"v Gary was handling the
rest cf the wounded. 1 was then called
to the caboose of the train which
brought in two wounded and one dead
body with my hearse. When I got
there I found an ambulance, then back
ed up w ith r.iy hearse. Another ambu
lant e then backed up. I foind lyinr
1 the ca'toos c dead person and the
ni'iied woman.
' I intended to take- th wounded wo
man but I saw the other ambulance
and thought it was there to take the
w oman. The corpse was in front of
i the woman and to set at her we would
! have had to c- over the corpse which
I started to do. but the other ambu
lance man said. 'You take the corpse
lnJ II' take the W
und"d.' "
; ilLLUSlflLll
I -HiinpniuTFi
I ! til SJi.MU!l I fc.
Calumet Housing Problem ! a ru ;le?z"i011 f n;
c j gar producing districts in the United
Is Helped But Little by j f at" a Tlew cro8..
A u 1 hauling cf sugar and effecting a system
Pittance Given by U. S.;iE "f- corporation with
j tuCicient capital !s being organized by
Housine Committee Meets ; tne food administration to handle su?ar
in Gary.
"Chicago housing even with the nec
essary increase in transportation facili
ties will not touch our Calumet housinj
problems." was the sentiment expressed
by Mayor Brown of Hammond, at a
housing conference in Gary ye?tcrda,
and concurred in by all the members of j
the committee.
The meeting was held in the office of j
Capt. II. S. Norton and was attended by
J representatives of Gary, Last Chicago!
and Hammond. This conference was
called to protest against the inadequacy
of but $500,000 alloted to Hammond in
sofar as the regional problem is con-
cerned and to meet Messrs. McClatchey !
and Kelly, two men from the House
committee at Washington which are i
still working on this problem.
During the conference, a r.umher of
unanswerable arguments against Chi-
(Continued on page seven )
1J iJ
Br United Press
WASHINGTON, June 25. Marina
corps casualties reported to day are
nineteen In number, divided as follows:
IClUed 8
Died of wounds 1
Wounded in action 10
Bt United Press !
WASHINGTON, June Z5. General
Pershing reparted today 97 casualties I
Killed , . 54
Sled of wounds 7
Died of disease 5
Died from airplane 1
Died from accident 2
Severely wounded 28
Wounded sUghtly 3
Xilled: H. Smith, FierceviUe, Xnd.
f Unite r Press Cablegram.
FAXI3, June 25. An official order
today placed Paris in the army zone.
Pnhllc Ufe will not be changed.
rt"viTFr Press Crr.ECRAM.
LONDON, June 25. Unconfirmed re
ports from Petrograd were in circula
tion here today that the former czar
j has been iilled.
fUvtTEO Press O 3-ecjram 1
' LONDON, June 25. Successful op.
j erations la the Picardy and Flanders
' fronts wero reported by Bai? today.
UviTF.n Press ('ahlec.r am 1
AiTSTEEDA-M, June 25. Former
OTi Ulster Xuehlmann declared In the
reichstaj today that Germany cannot
hind herself to pledge regarding Bel
gium. I TFT I'NtTKn Pnr 1
j WASHINGTON, June 5 Tha state
department has asked that Germany
, agree to hurry the prisoned of war con-
ferenca at Berne, August 5. Germany
i has already agreed to such a conference
"in principal."
Br Unitfd Tress
WASHINGTON, June 25. President
Wilson will speak at Mount Verncn,
July 4, to representatives of tho for
eign bom in this country.
Rt United Press!
WASHINGTON, June 25. Further
advances of Americans near Chateau
Thierry were reported by Fershinr to
day. "Local operations continued In
the Chateau Thierry region where we
made further advance," the statement
said. "A German counter attack Jiingt
our unrs oroae aown wiin neavy losses
under our rfle, machine gun and ar
tillery fire."
TKr United Press 1
WASHINGTON, June 25. G. A.
Zabrisks has been named federal sugar
the problem of sugar distribution. As
the same as it now handles wheat. De
tails of the organization will he an
nounced soon. The government through
its organization will buy sugar in Cuba,
Java and other points and resell It In
the United States.
Cards have been reeivd in the city
announcing the marriage of Mabel
Janet Barron, of Chicago, to Charles
Frederick Fische, of Columbus. Ohio.
The bride is well known in Lake Co..
havins: taught in the East Chicago
i ft boots, and for the past rive years in
Gary schools. The groom is
v lce-pres.
and business manager of
McF.ae newspaper syndi
.'ste of Ohio. Mr. and
will be at home to their
th Seripps
ate for the
Mr. Fisch-r
friends af'er
July 1st, at Columbus. Ohio
When You Buy War
Savings Stamps You Do
Not Givc--You Receive
Delivered oy TIMES earners, 3O0 jei
month; on streets and At newsstands, 2t
tr copy; tack namtM 3c pr copy.
Big Meeting for War Thrift
Savings Drive Starts To
night at Liberty Hall;
Campaign Is to Last,. One
1. Hammond' quota is $550,000.
2. Campaign In charge of Glenn
C. Peters.
3. Big meeting at Liberty Hall
tonight addressed by MaJ. J. C.
4 Campaign to run for one week,
beginning Monday.
5. Sales organization covers entire
6. Importance of campaign equal
to Lifcerty Loan.
If you are held up by a sweet voiced
lady bandit and at the point of a for
midable looking weapon are forced to
subscribe to Uncle Sam's War Savings
Stamps you may know that all cf th
schemes for Inducing people to part
w-ith their money in return for th
lest Investments in the world have n '.
been tried.
The meeting at Liberty Hall tonight
is expected to start off one of the most
successful of many campaigns for war
funds towards a successful conclusion
It will be successful because Citv
Chairman Glenn C. Peters has the best
sales organization that has been got
ten together so far during the war. -
People ought to know more of th"
BEST INVESTMENT that-Uncle Sjr.r
offer to the people of this country. It
is an investment that is expected t -interest
the small capitalist, the man
with $10.00 to ten hundred dollars.
At the meeting tonight two of th-
finest speakers that it has vet b-n
Hammond's good forune to hear will
talk on the war. The speakers r
Major J. C. Biggs of the Canadian
Mounted Rifles and Pr. Culbertson.
who has been abroad for the Red
It has been some time sinc tb'
memorable meetings when Liberty Ha'.!
was packed with patriotic and enthu
siastic auditors night after night in
the midst of the third Liberty Loan
Accordingly it is expected that the
Interest In the meeting tonight will
be all the greater. An effort will b
made to secure the kiltie's band but
this feature of the meeting is not vet
assured. However there will be a mu
sical program In addition to the ad
dress. Most people do not place enough
importance on the campaign for the
sale of thrift stamps. It Is expected
that 2.000.0O0.OO Win be raised in thi
manner. It Is a quota that is equal to
that ' the first Liberty Loan.
Hammond alone must raise $550. C1'1.
But in raising this money the peopj
of the city are being offered one of the
most attractive Investments in gov
ernment securities that has yet been
Special To The Timss.
WASHINGTON. June 55. The draft
lottery for the newly registered 31
; year old men w ill be conducted at 9:00
a. m. next Thursday in the senate cham
ber. Secretary Baker announced today.
At that time 700.000 young men will
learn the order of their call to military
service. All arrangements have ben
completed for the lottery, taking 1201
lottery taking. 1200 numbers will be
'placed and drawn from a huge bowl
in the senate offices. The drawing will
require two hours.
Former Employe of First
National Bank of Gary
Sent up for 5 Years.
rrv.oiAt. To The Times.
Times Bureau.
At Statf. Capital.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind, June 25 Roy
11 Smith, alias Harris, formerly teller
of tho First National Lank of C,a:,
was arraigned in the federal rrurt !-.
yesteiday and pleaded guilty to th
f mbezz'enient of $3,555. When mil,. :.-l
he was serving with the mai:nc 'c, i
at Paris Island. i-'ou!Vi i.'aiilmi. lit
was sentenced to five years In th
Iteueral pr:-en at Atlanta.

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