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When You Buy War WARMER Savings Stamps You Do Not (3ive--Yeu Receive WEATHER E COUNTY nriTTnTTfn hi I', i"' JEL JLJLV1L VOL. XIII, NO. S. Delivered ty i'lMIS carrier. 30a pet month; on atreets and at BwstaaO, at er copy ; back numbers 3c par copy. J1AMMOXT ), i N'DLANA, "WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 191S. BlPQtrDS30Ij b3 U. S. TROOPS IN NEW VICTORY OVER THE GERMANS 0S J3 osm Ml LOSSES JEAVY Chicago Private Marches 78 Boche Privates and 50 Of ficers to Headquarters. United Press Cablegram WITH THE AMERICANS ON THE MARNE, June 26. The Americans took the remainder of Belleau wood last night. The German losses in killed and wounded were extremely heavy. They also lost at least 221 prison ers, including a captain and six other officers. The Americans captured many machine guns. The Germans fought desperately to hold the wood without a move ment toward the Meaux is impossi ble. Our success resulted from heavy shelling all Tuesday follow ed by an attack. At daybreak Private Frank P. Lennart of Chicago marched into headquarters in charge of 78 Ger man privates and five officers, all of whom surrendered to him vol untarily after they had first taken him prisoner. During the battle German prisoners aided our troops in dig ging themselves in to hold their gains. The German losses in dead and wounded were heavy while our losses were not disappropriate to the success. HERE NEXT FRIDAY David Emery, secretary of the Ham mond Chamber of Commerce, has re ceived notice from Indianapolis to the effect that a petition has been filed with this commission by the -water department cf the city of Hammond. nking authority to increase rates. This rase has teen set for hearing on Friday. June 2S. J31S. at 10 a- m. at the city of Hammond. Will you kindly advise the members of your organization of the date of this hearing, so they can arrange to be present if they so desire? Thanking you in advance, we are, Verv truly yours, J. W. M CAKDLE, i Commissioner. T MEETING JULY 2 Chairman Dinwiddie Calls Important Meeting for Early Next Month. Special To The Times LOWELL. Ind.. June 26. Oscar Din widdie, chairman of the Lake County threhermen has sent out the following notice: "The threshermen and farmers of Lake county are urgently asked to meet the threshing committee in the assembly room of court house in Crown Point at one p- in.. Tuesday, July 2nd . ;o talk over the saving of grain, cost of threshing' and other matters of inter est. We are urged to do more than ever to save giain at harvest and threshing time and the serious shortage of cars seems to affect the storage question as to small grains. We hope for a large attendaee of representative men." OSCAR DINWIDDIE. Chairman The threshing committee for Lake county for T91S is: Charles Chester. Hobart. Joseph M. Gerlash. St. John. Wni. Newton. Crown Point. Charles Burge, Leroy. George Bailey, iAjwell. Harry Hawkinson, Cedar Lake. Neil Brown. Shelby. Oscar Dinwiddie. R. R. 2. Lowell. Better to have War Savings Stamps in your safe than the blood stained hands of the kaiser's hordes at your throat COMMISSION lESPili Circus Goes On Again Beloit Sees Big Show BELOIT. WIS.. June :3. Like the Thoenix of fable the Hagenbeck-Wal-lace circus emerged from Its baptism of death and fire into the limelight here tonight with all the tinsel and glare so dear to devotees of "the big top." Lxccpt for what they had read in the newspapers, the general public was un able to tell that the big amusement en terprise had all but been wiped out in one of the most disastrous wrecks of railroad history. The music, the calli ope, the bright lights, the clowns, the beautiful equestriennes. and trapeze performers were al! there and the per formance took place with characteristic "snap and pep." One Thin Telt. There was only one thins lacking, and this was aguely felt, even by the father of the family who bought seats in the unreserved section. The spon taneity, the infectious gayety. and happy-go-lucky personality of the per formers was overshadowed by sad memories. The roustabouts, too, lowli est surfs in the circus social world, moved Quietly about and were only mildly profane. There was no hysteria and weeping among the performers Here was one who had lost a sister it a brother, there a mother In siiken tights and bright tinsel w ho had 'lost a .baby daughter, but there were no tears. Forced mirth under the big top was courage and necessity. One's work is one's work. If it happens that this work is to make the kiddies laugh ana clap. why. then one must make the kiddies laugh and clap. UNIONS TO AMALGAMATE! The Central Labor Vnion of Lake county which Includes a number of smaller and local unions is to take its place as one of the strongest in the state. At a mammoth mass meeting held at Hammond today a state charter for the central union will be adopted and thy election of officers will take place. More than 3. "Oft union men in the county will be brought under the di rection of the new association. The government is placing- an un limited amount of responsibility upon Lake county and the union men of the county are planning to organize thern selvfs so thoroughly that they can more easily and completely carry out the wishes of the government 1n turning out war contracts for the U. S. and the allies. WOMEN'S SECTION OF DEFENSE COUNCIL TO HAVE MEETING SPECtAU To The Times CROWN POINT, June 26. A meeting of the woman's section of the Lake County Council of Defense wiil be held at the Presbyterian church at Crown Point Saturday, June 29th. at 2 o'clock. The following program will be given: "America" Sung by the audience and led by Miss Helen Hixon. Address of Welcome Mrs. E. L Shortridse. Vocal solo Miss Louise Crawford. Address Mrs. C. W. Boucher. Torter County Council of Defense. Vocal solo Miss Helen Hixon. Talk on Americanization Mrs. J. C. Gibbs. P.eports of committees. "Star Spangled Banner" Sung by the i audience. FINDS RELATIVE DIED YEARS AGO Nicholas Rajevich of ?:!ve. . 111., re turned t' his home from Hammond last night with the first information he had received of the death of Mary Kr.-.j-nnvich. his only cousin. Yesterday morning Jajnovich visited the law of fice of I. I. Modjeska to secure the release of Mary from the asylum at Longcliffe. Attorney Modjeska wired the institution and was informed the woman had died October 21. 1314 Rajevich statd that a friend of h:s vifted the asylum a year ago and re ported her to be in good health and mentally cured. The friend, evidently, was mistaken. MANY BEHIND ON RED CROSS PLEDGES Hammond people are urgred hy the Red Cross committee to pay their pledges on the first war fund drive. Th? offices of the first drive in the chamber of commerce room? ill remain open every evening this week until nine o'clock. A. M. TURNER. Chairman. NEGROES IN A SHOOTING MESS Ben Smith of B7 Hohman street, and Jones Burris. two nearoes were brought to Pt. Margaret's hospital last nlirht with bullet holes throtiph their less. These men said that they had been shot by another negro while In a fifrht at Gibson and that his name was Chas. "Williams, but that ha had escaped. Too Much for One. 'I can t go on; I can't go cn." "Old Bob" Cottrell cried it out as he staggered into the dressing room in his bespangled tights, fresh from a thrilling act in the sawdust ring. Cot trell was in the wreck at Ivanhoe. So was his wife, and wife's sister. Louise Powell. They three made up the fa mous trio of equestrians. But when dawn came that .-orning at Ivanhoe the body of Louise Powell was taken from the wreck burned al most to a crisp. Tonight Bob Cottrell and his wife essayed to go on with their act, with a stranger taking the part of Loiuse To well. Nerve was not lacking in their performance. The crowds applauded as usual and the bespangled Cottrell flashed as recklessly from horse to horse. When the band struck up "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To night." it was the signal for Louise ToweH to do her special riding act. Then it was that "Old Bob" Cottrell staggered into the dressing room and cried out: "1 can't go on: I can't go on." Bared by "Younsr Bob." 'Young Bob" Cottrell is lauded by the circus people as one of the three great heroes of the wreck. "Young Bob" was visiting his father and moth er and aunt. Louise I'owell. when the wreck occurred. Ordinarily he (s sec retary of the Y. M. C. A. at Valparaiso. Ind. He rescued his father and mother from the funeral pyre at Ivanhoe just (Continued on page five.) MANY NEW MEN TO BE ; Br United Prfss. ; WASHINGTON". June 26. Draft calls i announced by the provost marshal gen ' eral show that at least 34. 515 men will i go to training camp during July. Four calls total 124.325 announced today, in ! addition to last night s calls. Of the ; calls today 33.253 w hite are ordered to j entrain July 5 to 9 and 21.255 white are . ordered to entrain July 15 to 19. Be- j tween July 16 and 20 a total cf 45.00!) i j negroes are ordered to entrain and 25, !011 more beewecn July 2D and 31. IS KILUEOJN FRANCE Frank Tucker Goes into the Great Adventure While in Action. fSPE'-iAt, To Thb Times. HIGHLAND. IND. June 26. This place Is mourning the death of Frank Tucker, formerly connected with the Libby. McNeil & Libby rlacking plant here. Tucker is reported to have been killed In action in France. He went from here to Philadelphia where he enlisted in the army and was considered a splc-ndid young man. MOSES CHUPP DIES IN HAMMOND RENSSELAER. Ind. June 2. Mrs. Harry M. Marlatt and children went to Hammond this Monday morning, having been called there on account of the death of her lather. Moses Chupp. Mr Chupp had been in very poor health for a number of years He was sent t" the tuberculosis hospital in this state, hut received no relief. Mrs. Mar latt hid not been advised as to the fu neral arrangements. BURIEDJPRIDAY. The funeral of Gerhardt Warner, he little son of r.v. "Wagner, of We.t I Hammond, will he held Thursday af i ternoon from the ho-jse at 1 31 n'clncir and will be strictly private Rev. A-jgust F.uidorf of Chicago will officiate at the house and Rev. Brauer at the cemetery. GIVE FLOWERS TO VICTIMS Florist Herman Holts and Arthur Shulti cave many beautiful flowers to the victims of the wreck who are still !n the Hammond hospital. Mrs. Harden and her daughter Mrs. Foss. fixed the flowers into larsre bou quets and took them around to the injured who appreciated them very much. LIBERTY HALL. Important Meeting1 Boldiara' and Sailors' Aid Association, Thursday, Juns 27. All parents and friends of tha boys who have gone to the front are urgently requested to arrange rlans for Fourth of July and other matters of Importance. 6-26-2t J. T. HVTTOX, President. ED U. S. HOSPITAL SHIP TO TEST CrEIcJlA Nl S RESPECT FOR f ' J The U. S. hospital ship "Comfort." Germany's respect for the Red Cross emblem is to be tested by the U. S. The United States hospital ship "Comfort" is to be sent through the U-boat danger zone without escort and without arms. She will fly f.ags by day and te a blaze of light at night. The 'Comfort" was formerly the Ward line steamer Havana. 1STE DAMAGE SUIT FIL George Donnahue's Estate Sues for $100,000; Wreck Aftermath; Warrants for Trainmen for Manslaugh ter Expected Today. Bulletin. Engineer Sarsrnt and Fireman Klauas were liberated on bonds thla cftrrnoon, algmed by tbe National Se curity Co., and returnable Sept. 9. The bonda were fixed nt SS.OOO for Sargent and fo.OOO for Klaus hy Judice Hardy oa filing of ill affidavit usalnat cca man by Deputy Prosecutor Thomoi, charging manalangbter. The proce dure makes a grind Judy probe option al Tba engineer and fireman left Hammond nt once for their homes. Probably they villi not return until the September term of the auperior court here. flN THE WAKE OF THE GREAT WRECK Toll of. known dexd reaches 59 with the death thla noon of Ztouls Wetland, a driver, at tlis Steel Co. hospital, Qary. Murder charg-es against Tnglnaer Sargent and. riremaa Klaus dropped when Bepnty Prosecutor Thomas files affidavits in superior court against them charging man slaughter. J. A. davit retained by Sargent and xiauss as attorney, eliminating AXcraddan. Oavlt prepares ball for Sargent and Klauss. Pifty-four bodies interred at Woodlawn cemetery. "With the death this morning In the Steel Company hosrltal at Gary, of Louis Weiland, a driver lor th Hajr enbeck & "Wallace circus, the toll of the frightful wreck at Ivanhoe Satur day morning was increased to 59. Other deaths are expected momentarily. Engineer Alonzo Sargent and Fire man Klauss of the dpadhead r quiprnent train which rlowed through four coaches of the circus train in Lake county's worst catastrophe, spent last night in the Hammond city jail, the former in a cell and the latter in the sergeant's office. Before night they will be out on bail, it is stated, and facing a grand jury investigation of manslaughter charges preferred by Deputy Prosecutor Thomas. Charges of murder, on which the men were held over night, have been dropped by the coroner. The first of the suits growing out of the wreck was filed late yesterday in the Hammond superior court by a Chi cago law firm on bthalf of George A. Ponahue. a clown, who lies at St. Mar garet's hospital with his back broken. The suit alleges that Donahue's salary was $500 a month and damages in the sum of $100,000 are demanded of the Michigan Central railroad. The Indiana i railway commission will conduct a hearing into the circus wreck tomorrow at Hammond. The theory that the engineer, Alonzo Sar gent, suffers from a kidney disease which causes drowsiness and was a victim of that condition, will be in vestigated. One result of the wreck may be an order by the national railroad director to have railway men undergo physical examinations at stated intervals- COURT WILL MAKE OCEAN TRIP ALONE 'V.-i " : ' J w 'if I Latest bulletins United Tr-Ess Cablegram. WITH THE AMERICA" ARMIES IN FRANCE, June 26. An American unit ban taken over a new sector In German Alsace, It is now yermi&sable to an nounce. Already It hes repelled several minor raids. The new sector la the third taken over by the Americans In Alsare and the second In Germann ter ritory. Bt United Press WASHINGTON, June 34. Extension of draft ages to Include men between the usees of SO and 40 yearn may be held up until next aesaion by auggestlon of I'rrsldent AVIIson and Secretary Ba ker. The president Is understood to oppose modifying the age limit this session. Secretary Baker conferred to day vilth merabera of the military com mittee and Is said to have conveyed this vrord to the legislature. United Press Ca kleoram. PARIS, June 23. An American oper ation In Delleau mood and successful French raids on various portions on the front were reported by the French war office today. "French raids la Lorraine resulted in tbe capture of prisoners and machine guns," the communique said. "Another German attempt against north of Le I'ort vras repulsed. American units conducted a brlllant detail operation in Belleau wood last nlghtt. One hun dred and fifty prisoners Including a captain already are numbered,' Bt United Press 1 WASH1XGTOX, June 26. Marine cas ualties reported today number fifty di vided as folio" : Killed, 4Al died of nounds, 2 wound ed in action, 2. W. E. Hensley( of Morrlstown, Ind., killed. Bt Uv:ted Press 1 WASHINGTON. Jane 2H. General Pernhlng today reported today 91 cas ualties! Killed, 47 died of wounds, 7 1 died of disease, 3i died of aeroplane accident, ll died front urcldent, 4i severely woun ded, 20; wounded degree undetermined, 2; nilsnlne, 7. J. H. Moore, Monterumn, Indiana, killed; J. M. Griffith. Indianapolis, Ind. killed I R. E. Anderson, Wnlkerton, Ind.. wounded. United Press Cablegram IXDOX, Jnne 26. The Veml, Rus sian newspaper, states the Red Guards murdered tbe former rsar. according; to a C'entrcl news dispatch today. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Moscow June 21, declares there Is no foundation In tbe persistent rumors that the former rear has hern assassi n ted. United Press Cablegram. 1 I.ODO. Jnne 2fl. Alex Kerensky. former Russian premier, who arrived In London several dajs ago, was re ported to have left for America. Offi cials denied there was any political slarniflrance In bis visit or his proposed trip to tbe United States. United Press Cablegram WITH THE ITALIAN ARMIES IN THE FIELD. June 26 With tbe Ital ians re-established on their original lines It la now a question whether they will be oble to continue their offensive or return to the defensive. It Is known tbe Austrians have con centrated their remaining reserves, and the Italians may soon be forced to rbange tactics. Austrian losses are re ported ct 2.V,O0O. Of these 20.000 were drowned. The Italian booty Includes several enemy batteries, hundreds of machine guns and thousands of pris oners. United Pres3 Cablegram LONDON, June 26 German bombard ment of Rrltlsh positions on various pnrts of tbe Tleardy and Flanders fronts and successful raids and p-tro! encounters were reported by Filed Marshal Haig today. "In the neighborhood of Cnmmccourt nnd Bailleul there was hostile artillery ugh ting." Buy a Thrift Stamp and lick the TJ..- RED CROSS EMBLEM ' i But Small Crowd Attends Important; Meeting and Sales of Stamps Will De pend on Fine Organization Work. in the neighborhood of Jn.00l) In pledges to purchase war savings stamps were secured at the meeting- at Liberty Hail last night. The. talk of Major J. C. F.rigss was well received although the crowd was not up to expectations. It is the plan now to dopend princi pally on the sales organization, and in the perfonal effort? of patriotic citi zens to put the city cf Hammond over the top for its monumental quota of $050. rifto.no. The entire city will be covered In one manner of another durinsr the week and it is hoped that the greater portion of the quota will h pledged. Thestamps are for sale at ail the banks, the post office and postal sub-stations and from accredited salesmen. City Chairman 01n Fctrs has been w-orking indefatigably !n the effort to perfect his sales organization and with excellent results. In offering the war savings stamps the government has endeavored to make an Investment proposition attrac tive to the small investor. Tt is thought that 'if hoarded funds caU he brought out of hiding places and put to work to win the war that a great deal of money could be put Into circulation. Other details cf the campaign to sell w-ar savings stamps will b? made known from day to day ar.d the cam paign progresses ITALIANS EXTEND THEIR GAINS Unites) Press Cablegram ROME. June 26. Italian forces ex- i tended their gains and repulsed sev eral counter attacks at Cipolsils. "Yesterday, having rc-oeouriod the bridgehead Caposiio we extended it rrovoking numerous tcountrr attacks. We are clearing up th- battle ftrld and are completely recuperating a!i our ar-i tlllery and material.'' AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT DYER. Ind.. June 26. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Zea and daughter Helen, of Rensselaer, while being driven to Ham mond Sunday by William Rigga. met with an accident near Dyr when the steering gear of the automobile gave, way and thy car went into the ditch. Mrs. Zea received several bruises and a cut on the face which required sev eral stitches. None of the other oc cupants of the car were injured, it is understood. DEATH OF MRS. LYNK. Mrs. Anne E. Lynk died at the home of her daughter Bertha North, of S Piummer avenue yrsteiday of a com plication of diseases. Mrs. Lynk, who is S3 year? old. leaves beside her daughter. Bertha North of Hammond, ft son Charles Lynk of Chi cago, three sisters and three brothers all of Joliet. Funeral arrangements have not yet been madeV THIEVES ARE BUSY. Some one entered the home of Mrs John Sherby nf 17 Mason street last night &nd stole a purse of money and other things. The theives took the screen off one of the windows and gained entrance that way. PLEDGED FDR STAMPS HUNS ARE ANGLING FOR RUSS i i British Airmen Go Far In Ger many t3 Raid Fortified Towns Last Night. TBt United Press. WASHINGTON, June 26. Von Kuehlmann's latest peace offen sive is regarded officially here like its predecessor's insincere and unacceptable. Allied diplomats used it as the test for further urg ings for Russian intervention. As predicted a few days ago by the United Press this peace offensive is intended to lay the ground work for concessions in the west, provid ed Germany could have a free hand in the east. This attempt to lay the blame of starting the war on Russia is considered the found tion for a drive to annex Russia by Germany. GREAT BRITISH AIR RAID. n.'MTEi Tress Cablegram.1 LONDON, June 26. Great "dam age was done by British airmen at Saarbrucken and Offesberg yester day morning, the air ministry an nounced today. Four enemy planes were brought down while three British machines are missing. "On the morning of June 25 at tacks were carried out against Saarbrucken. Engine sheds and barracks and the explosive works were attacked. Many direct hits were observed. Two enemy ma chines were shot down and two others were driven down. Three of our machines were missing, one of which is known to have been forced to land in the enemy's lines with engine trouble." KERENSKY SPEAKS IN LONDON, ENG. United Tress Cablegram 1 LONDON. June Tfi. Alexander Ker ensky made a dramatic appearance at the British labor conference here to day. He said : "I am certain the Russian people will shortly join you in the great cause cf freedom. I have Just come from Mos cow. My duty is to ten the whole world that the Russian people, are a democracy fighting tyrany." Shortly after it was reported Ke.r ensky was en route to the United States. He arrived here June 19. A delegate demanded who Kerensky represented. ( '"We don't want any government plants here." he cried. "If Kerensky is allowed here why not Troolsky, the Dutch socialist leader?'' The chairman declared such a question was "an Insult and an o"ut rage." GERMAN RESERVES POUR INTO ITALY Bt United Press WASHINGTON". June 26. Large numbers of German reserves from France, are pouring into the mountain regions of Italy threatened by the Italians. Repeated counter attacks against the Italian onslaughts have been repuls ed, the cable added. All efforts of the Austrians have teen dissipated. ITALIANS ARE STILLADVNCING Bt United Press LONDON. June 26. The Italians have scored an important success in the northern counter offensive. It was learn ed today. In the Grarpa section south west of Monta they advanced a mile. BETTER NOT TO I CHANGE DRAFT AGES ! IBr I'XITEI Ppes 1 I By L. C. MARTIN. i WASHINGTON. June 2ti. Secretary of War Baker todnv told the senate mil itary committee the war department believes that for the present it would be better not to chance 'raft ages. Baker told the committee that his chief objection to changing the ages is that it is not hased on a worked out plan. PICKS UP S. O, S. CALLS Br Uv'Tn t-rfiss -j AN ATLANTIC PORT. June :?.-Om of the largest British liners in service arrived here today reporting havin picked up two ?. O. S. calls in mt1-At- Inntic, from different ships.