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VOL. XIU, NO. 15.
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Street Car Service In Hammond
East Chicago and Harbor to
Be Greatly Bettered,
CBj Staff Correspondent.)
WASH3XGTOX. D. C, July 5. Ham-
mond will not ret any mora money than
1500.000 from the United States govern
ment for housing purposes, and that
money will go exclusively to the. Stand
ard Steel Car company. The money will
be used to build 200 houses for the com-
paay 5 employes ana wi.i "
the company's own land.
The report obtained that the city would
pet this $500,000 In addition to the 200
houses to be built for the Standard Is
all wrong, for the money appropriated
for Hammond is to build the Standard's
100 bouses alone.
Newa DUappolntlay.
The news will be somewhat a blow to
Hammond men who fancied that the
S5CO.00O would be spent In building
houses in different parts of the city.
The "Nothing Doing" sign has been
hung up on that proposition. The
Standard people and the Lyndora Land
company get everything. So far no ap
propriation or allotment has been made
for Gary or East Chicago, but the com
mittee is still in hopes of connecting.
The Davenport Kock Island Moline chain
of cities on the Illinois-Iowa line have
picked off nearly five million dollars, so
it does eeem as if the Calumet district
in Indiana would be recognized.
Better Street Car Service.
One thing that will please the cities
cf East Chicago and Hammond, however,
in that tho street car service is going to
be improved to a hitherto unknown ex
tent. A new line Is to be built on Calumet
avenue, Stat to Sibley, with new con
nections at the First National Bank cor
ner in Hammond with the Gary and
Interurban. A new line will be built on
Columbia avenue from Sibley to Morton
avenue, giving loop service. At least
ten new cars will be put on and a ten
minute service. The street car service
in East Chicago and Indiana Harbor is
to be bettered considerably along lines
that are now being worked out.
Popular East Chicago Man
Missing When He Goes
Over the Top.
Joe Zbrowskl, a private, ag 21, hav
ing enlisted from East Chicago over a
year ago was reported on May 2Sth as
missing. Xo definite Information has
been received since then in regard to the
fate, of the young man.
Zbrowskl was among the first of the
volunteers from this city and. was in
training but a short time before taking
ectual service in the trenches in France.
On May 2Sth he was among those who
went over the top and when the casual
ties were checked up Zbrowekl could not
be accounted for.
A telgram came to his father. John
Zbrowski. on Wednesday and further
information is expected daily. Besides
his father and mother the young man
has two sisters and a twelve year old
He is paid to have been employed be
fore enlisting by the Edward Valve
Manufacturing company and as a
tailor's helper. He has an excellent
reputation as being a straight-forward
and Intelligent young man.
The postponed Fourth of July pro
gram at the Hammond Country Club
will take place tomorrow afternoon and
evening. In men's golf there will be
an lS-hole medal play, three-quarter
handicap. Trize for low gross and low
net. For the ladies there will be an
afternoon card party and at 8 p. m. an
informal dance.
Captain Thomas J. Golden of No. 1
fire station and his bride are "some
where in America" on a honeymoon.
Nobody appears to know exactly where
the fireman and his wife are but indi
cations are that they will return in a
week or so to make their home in
Captain Thomas and Mary V. Crotty.
daughter of Lieut. Michael Crotty of
the Chicago fire department, were mar
ried Monday In Chicago.
Priest Begins
Active Work
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Rev. Grover Krost, of Hammond, son
of Former County Recorder J. H. Krost,
celebrated his first mass last Sunday
and the ocasion was one ff beautiful
solemnity. On Monday he officiated at
St. Mary's church in Crown Point, and
the affair drew a large number of
friends and relatives who are greatly in
terested in his promising career.
One of the most disheartening;
thins brought to the minds of sol
diers in Hammond yesterday In con
netlon with the decorations w the
fact that almost one-half of the
flag; cn Soujfc. Ilohnuin street were
buns irons. In some cases the at
tention of the owners were called
to the discourtesy to the flag, but
they Ignored the admonition. In
two Hammond banks the colors were
hunar wronsr, and in several business
bouses. A number of flas poles In
the heart of town were destitute of
the Stars end Stripes. Soldiers de
spair of ever having flags hung cor
rectly in Hammond.
A Fourth of July in Hammond with
out mobs of pleasure-seekers, deaths
from fireworks, automobile accidents,
and drownings, was recorded yesterday
for the first time in the memory of the
present generation.
It wrs a day of patriotic fervor.
Thousands of citizens of Hammond and
West Hammond, led by bands of musis
and the Liberty Guard in dressy new
uniforms, marched through the streets
In trie Joint celebration and a great au
dience attended the afternoon program
at Liberty Hall.
The parade on which Sergeant Welch
and D. E. Eoone had spent so much
! attention, was a great success. The
interest taken in it by the foreign born
was remarkable. It was in reality n
foreign born parade a- 1 the East and
l West Hammond co" .ingents were
splendid. One of the parade's festivi
ties was the appearance of the Boy
Scouts with the Allied flags and they
were cheered widely along the line
of march.
As a whole the city was beautifully
decorated for the occasion.
A selection of patriotic airs- was
played by Elster's band in Liberty Hall
and Rev. Thomas J. Bassett delivered
the invocation. D. E. Boone, president
of the American Alliance, presided.
The Liberty Quartette sang and in the
absence of Mayor Brown, Harry Broert
Jes, city controller, read the declaration
of Independence. Excellent addresses
were given by Jud.ze V. ?. Reiter. Prof.
A. S. Bloch of St. Stanislau college and
Miss Margaret M. Cornell, food demon
strator. Rev. Gadacz pronounced the
bened iction.
The audience stood as Liberty Bell
atop the hall rang thirteen times, in
honor of the thirteen colonies.
"In times of peace." said Prof. Bl.vh.
"the American boys fhoot off firecrack
ers on the Fourth. Today our boys
are in France doing the shooting for
"My mother was whipped by a Prus
sian teacher in Poland because she re
fused to say her prayers in the Ger
man language. The spirit of the Slav
is the spirit of America. The oppres
sion in the country of their fathers
taught them how to fight for liberty.
They have failed before but they will
not fail now because at their head is
this great nation and President Wilson.
The or.ly possible result is victory frr
the Allied arms."
" j
Rev. P. Weil, Pastor Fried
en's Evangelical 'Kirche'
Explanis That 'it Stuck,'
But Soon Remedies Mat
ters When Committee Vis
its Him.
The ire of a neighborhood was aroused
! th morniiiR of the Fourth when tho
Stars and Stripes flow at h.i'.f-mast over
' the Frieden's Evangelical church on In
j diana avenue at Sohl street, Hammond.
1 Mrs. Albert G running. 25S Indiana avt
j r..i called Sergeant William S. Welch,
j recruiting officer, by tcierhone.
I "I asked Rev. Weil why the flag was
at half-mast and he told me It was none
of my business," ptated Mrs. Gruening.
Sergeant "Welch. D. K. Boone, chairman .
of the township Council of Defense, and j
a reporter drove to the church where j
Old Glory hung as if the clay wus one i
of mourning instead of celebration, as i
hough the nation grieved at the fact j
that more than a million Yanks were :
In France to fight for the world's liberty.
Rev. Weil was located In the pastorage
nest door.
"As chairman of the township Council
of Defense I demand to know why you;
are flying the flag at half-mast over the j
church on the Fourth of July, stated ;
Eoone. I
"It's stuck." ?a!d the clergyman. "I
couldn't get it up or down."
"You'd better get it up or down in a
hurry," declared Sergeant Welch, "or I'll
attend to it myself. It's been at half
mast all morning and It was called to
your attention. Why did you tell Mrs.
Gruening that It was none of her busi
ness?" "A woman called me up and wouldn't
tell me her name," replied Rev. Weil.
I apparently grTtly disturbed.
i The pastor and his visitors walked to
! the front of the church nd tested the
ropes to see if the flag was stuck. It
was. Rev. Weil disappeared around the
roof. In another minute he h3d the flag
flying at full mast.
"Why didn't you do that In the first
! place?" demanded Welch,
j As the party lcft the church they
i noticed over the door the inscription,
j "Ev Frieder.s Kirche."
"You might chisel that 'Kirche' off
; too," was Welch's parting shot.
;And in Consequence She
Landed in St. Margar
et's Hospital.
William Marshall, who drives a taxi
for the Parker Taxi company, reported
1 to the Hammond rolice that while driv-
ing Lottie Payton of 1i Plummer ave-
: nue from State and Hahmort street to
j Amos avenue. Last Hammond, about 2.30
j o'clock this morning he ran into a Ford
states that while drivin e I
down Highland street he ran into the
Kord. which had no lights on it. smash-
i Ing his taxi and cutting hi.s p.-ispenger up
very badly about the f ai e and head.
j Lottie Payton was taken' to the hos-
j pita! in the Kord car. and while Marshall
land Officer .Tones w rc taking her m
: there the driver of the l-(.rd got in his
car and drove away before anyone couli
I get his name or rumber.
John Millowvich was arrested by Of-
i fleers Cord a and Holijjrcn at the Co- '
lumbia hotel on a complaint of Obien !
! Sluka and Michael Miloscvich who saiii j
! that he had made pro-Gernian remarks 1
Millowvich is an Austrian who has
been in this country fo: 14 years.
It if claimed that he made fun of!
the American army and said that the
German army was far better. He made
fun of a soldier who was passing, and
will probably pay dearly for making
. . , . . . 'i.n0
a first class ass out cf himself.
THE MARNE. July 5. Three German
aeroplanes were shot down in two air
battles on this front. Two American
airmen are missing. Four American
and six Germany machines participated
In each fight. In the first one Boche
was brought down and two Americans
failed to return. Lieutenants O'Niel
and Raible reported they believed they
brought down one Boche each in the
A small American raid last night
resulted in prisoners and valuable information.
fir ttfutUr J.- rhJpMmM'-
The first detachment of Amer
ican troops in full war equipment
appeared in the province of
Quebec recently. They were re
viewed by his excellency, the Duke
J-.'T'r.M To The Time? 1
CROWX rOI.VT, INI).. July 5. John
Lazar. aged 33. indicted by the recent
grand jury for the murder of his cousin
in Cary. hanged himself in the county
Jail here at six o'clock last night. The
prisoner tore, a towel into strips and
used them as tho noose. He was an
Acrobat Is Victim
of Circus Train Wreck
at St. Margaret's.
Making a gallant but fruitless fight j
for life Georga Donahue. forty-two ;
years old. a resident of India arolis for
many years and a professional acrobat ;
who was widely known in circus and
show circles, died yesterday at Ham-
mond of injuries received in the wreck
near Gary on June 22. when a train of .
mrty troop cars crashed into the ;
coaches of a train of the Hagenbeck-'
j Wallace circus. Donahue's back was
j broken. He was taken to St. Margaret's I
! hospital at Hammond, where he remain- j
I ej until his death. The body was taken I
to the home of Dan Donahue, 1236 West
Washington street, in Indianapolis, a
brother. Funeral services will be held
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
Donahue and his brother were well
Known in Indianapolis twenty-five years
i ago, when they took part in many enter-
j tainmcnts given here. Both became
members of circU3 troops and traveled
! extensively. George Donahue had been
with the Ringling Bros , Barnum &
' bailey. John Robinson and Hagenbeck-
Wallace circuses. Besides the brother
here he is surv ived by three sisters,
irs. jonn Lran ana -lis. .nary u uon-
nell. af Indianr.polis. and Mrs. Irene
Meiers, of Racine, Wis., and another
brother. John Donahue, of Cleveland.
This brings the known dead to 63.
And He Was Yellow, Too,
According to His Fellow
H. Burkhall. a pro-German Swede, who
is emrloved at the Western Steel Car I
rlant Hegewisch. is scraping yellow I
j rajnt of his hide and clothes today. I
j incidentally he is hunting a new job. i
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Burkhall accused by his fellow work- !
, . , ., , . ... ;
I men at tho big patriotic car plant with
being a tight nsted slacker. He was !
never known to give a cent for war pur- !
i . . U 1 - , , .
loosen up time ana aain out burnnau
balked. :
Last, Wednesday the employes of the
plant took Burkhall and painted him j
from head to foot in bright yellow and j
turned him loose. They ordered him to
get out of town. Burkhall went to the j
ofTice to get his pay and was ordered off i
the premises. "
"It made the b.g fias raising a gen)- j
ir.e patriotic affair." says former Mayor
Pat Reilley of Hammond, who helped'
officiate at the doings.
If others fight you can save,
' Join the War Savers army. j
American troops reviewed in Canada.
of Devonshire, governor general
; of Canada, and British officials.
: A British Hag was presented to
i the troops. They were given a
i great welcome by the townfolk. i
I John Nelson, a victim of the Hagen
beck-Wallace circus train wreck at;
, ianhoe. June whose back was brok- j
; tn, died at Mercy hospital Gary early i
; tnls morr.ine. Nelson was a performer I
doing an aerial act with the circus. He
was forty years old and gave his home j
as Joliet, 111. This makes the sixty-sec-
ond death from the wreck. He made a
gallant fight for life but it was sen ;
last week that the unfortunate man's !
I case was hopeless. i
I TBt 1'nited Press. 1
j WASHINGTON, July 5. There hns j
I been 1,417 Marine ennualties to date.
This totnl Includes two lists which have I
not been Issued yet to the press.
AMMEKntM, July's. Twenty-live
I T "vtte i I Krss Cable.-ram. 1
thousand Armenian, have occupied Kr- j measure as a committee or a w no.e.
Man. ncordlns to . Vienna dispatch re- I Cnder the rule adopted debate Is lim
celved today. Erivan Is a city of 35,- ited to two hours. This will in all
ioo In Kussinn Armenia. bout 100 j probability bring a vote on the Sanders
miles southnet of Tiflis. measure today.-
Br 1'nited Pre??.
WASHINGTON. July 5. Terms of th
I kralne-K usi.i armistice were received
ofllcially here today.
AMSTERDAM, July 5. Chancellor
Hcrtllnsr's suit ccnlnst the editors of
two German papers for charging For
eign Minister Kublmann vel'h Immor
ality began Thursday, according to a
Cerlin dispatch received today. The
public Tiras excluded.
The president of the court formally
announced Kuhlmann would not resign,
fBr T'niteo Press.
WASHINGTON". July 3 Settlement of
; the Kuslsan problem Is believed to be
a mailer oi a itir a:iym. im aovice
j of the dlled supreme war council -will
1 lc available immediately.
AMSTERDAM, July 5. Rumors are
i being circulated here today that Ger-
many ! constderlns a proposal to the
: allies that a mutual agreement be
I reached against bombardinaj tonus out-
side the war zone.
TBv T'NTTEn Prrs?.
DES MOINES. In., July T. Three Al
abama negro soldiers nort banned at
;amn doim tody fr tekins a
Kcventeen-year-old irhlte Birl. The
! men were Fred Allen, Robert Johnson
! and Stanley Trable.
TBr T'jciTEn Press.
WASHINGTON, July 5. President
Wilson today Issued an executive order
suspending the eight hour day for la
borers sorting on the new balldlnsrs
for the const survey for the department
of Commerce.
ri'vtvEr Fffss rtm.E.',SAS! 1
LONDON, July K. Alexander Keren
sky, former Russian premier and the
fractions he represents, still rrgnrd
. i . , a
,will do everything In his power to re- i
establish !he eastern front, feordlng
to Kerensky's private secretary,
"Kerensky denies the rights of the
bolshevik to be considered as the voice
ot Russi
The assembly still meets
secretly. It repudiated the Brest-Llt-
ovsk treaties nnd asserted Russia Is
still nt nar with Germany."
Kerensky said th -t Russia's future
Is Interwoven with the future of the
world's democracies.
j Dollars and Determination spell
j doom for kaiser. Buy War Sav-
ings Stamps.
The photo shows the governor
general of Canada and Major Wp!
nough, commanding officer of tht
American trooDs, reviewing tha
JTTXiT 5, 1917.
British report advance on front of
GOO yards near Ypres canal.
Oerman attacks repulsed by Trench
near Tahure, Champagne.
JULY 5, 1916.
French capture Hem, in Somme
region, and take whole Oercan ec
on position south of Somme. British
line stationary. Germans open new
offensive against French near Zinne
Tille. Russians report they hare cut
railroad from Lembtrg to Salatynu
JTJX.Y 5, 1915.
Russians under Grand Bake
Nicholas halt their retreat and make
stand near Zlota Lip a river, Gallcia.
Germans fain ground at forest of
Le Fretre, and claim capture of l.COO
Hand-to-hand encounters between
British and Turks at Dardanelles re.
suit in heavy losses for both sides.
TBt Vnitfd Tbess "I
! WASHINGTON. July 5. The House
lata today adopted a rule for immediate
consideration of the Sanders resolution
; taking over the telegraph and tele-
! phone lines and at once took up the
ri"vivE" Press Cablegram 1
AMSTERDAM. July 5. The German
reichstag has approved the Roumanian
peace treaty, according to a Berlin dis
patch received today. Foreign Mnlster
Kuehlman formally announced that
Germany does not Intend to start a
campaign to Invade India.
P.atiScation of the Roumanian peace
pact is a victory for the German Junk-
I ers as the socialists and other progres-j
! sives bitterly opposed it on the grounds
j that some of the terms were too severe.
I n a. v w . j-i
Bt T'nited Press i
WASHINGTON. July 5 Senator j
Saulsbury. Deleware. today introduced j
a resolution asking that the United ;
States. Japan and Great Britain form ;
an agreement to prevent German as- j
gression on the Pacific ocean. ;
Italian attack on the Lower Piace was ;
preceded by one of the heaviest bom- j
bardments of the present campaign
yesterday. Some of the smaller bridges !
were burned while the larger ones j
were destroyed by artillery. The Ital- j
ians captured several groups of the I
WASHINGTON, July 5. Twenty-
three casualties were reputed to the
war department ty Gen. Pershing to
day: Killed in action, 5: died of wounds. 7;
died from disease, 2; died from acci
dent,!; wounded severely. 3, missing 5.
fBr PviTEn Pre?"
WASHINGTON. July 5. The Marine
corps casualty list today contains 30
Killed in action, 11; died of wounds.
3. died of disease. 1; severely wounded,
t; wounded degree unknown, 14.
Today In the
Great War
ML Vernon Address !s Being
Read in German Trenches
by Kaiser's Soldiers,
i Bulletin'.
;U.v;ted : p.kss Cablegram.
AJaSTEHSAJi, July E Phillip
Scheideian, leader of the majority
socialists, replying in the German
reichstag to Vice Chancellor Payor"a
reproof for eocialitt opposition to
government measures declared ha
had nothing' to withdraw.
"We will cooperate with the gov
. era-at only if the peace question
s c,s.riflcd," Scheidemann said. K
Ceclared that the greatest riU'aiy
victory by itself win MTl!, b
pace. His action is regarded, as
important as it is the first time Iu--lng
the war that the majority so
cialist refused to vote for the gov
ernment projects.
fBr United Fress.J
WASHINGTON July 5-Ameri-ca
today is completing its greatest
propaganda effort of the war.
Following the "pledge of allegi
ance" by foreign born of this coun
try yesterday at Washing-ton',
tomb and gigantic parades through-
u;c nation, trie news of
v-vciji is Demg sent l
corner of the world.
Throughout the night and todav,
the cables, wireless and every
means of communication at the dis
posal of the, government are being
utilized to send to all neutrals and
belligerents the pledges of the for
eign born here, the president's ad
drss at Mount Vernon and details
of the great Fourth of July cele
bration in the United States.
Allied aviators are dropping this
over the enemy lines.
fBr INiTEr Pp.ess "I
WASHIXGTOX. Ju'y s. Exr?s
profits as high a? ;.1S3 per cent were
made by some businesses in 1317. a
treasury department report submitted to
the senate today showed. The report is
a partial answer to the Borah resolu
tion asking data on profiteerine. The
2.1S3 per cent example was that of r,-..-.
aeaier whose report listed the percent
age of excess in 1317 profits over those
for 1316 together with changes in capi
tal and other statistics relating to the
business. A coal storage concern capi
talized at $10,000 exceeded its 1315
profit by 72 percent. Another capitaliz
ed at $420,000 made 31 per cent. In the
dairying business excess profits ranged
from 0 to 1S2 per cent.
A flour miller with $?". 000 capital
showed an excess profit of 2Zi. 2i per
cent. A half million dollar me-it packer
made 14.30 per cent, while a $72.fii"'0
concern made 2"4 per cent. On $10.nnn
capital a soft coal mining concern made
504 per cent excess. A $2,000,000 con
cern showed an increase of 17.75 per
cent. A retail coal concern showed 80
percent on a $1,250. 00 capital. Paper
! manufacturers ran from ft to 175 ptr
These figures are to be supplemented
by further data as soon as it is rre-
i pared. A list of all firms making mnr
; than 15 per cent in 1917 is to be suh
: mitted. No attempt was made to take
! typical examples from these concerns,
j The report is the second sections of a
i round up of profiteering evidence for
j the use of congress in framing the war
tax bill.
WASHINGTON-, July 5 Whether
congress is to take a six necks recess
to allow members to rebuild political
fences, will in ail probability be de
termined within forty-eight hours.
j Backers of the fire control legislation
ore planning to get the Sanders resolu-
tin up today and rush It through the
house. Majority Leader Kitchen and
fotbers on the other hand ore still Arm
I In their determination to reach a re-
cess by tomorrow night.
j Speaker Clark is still holding out
against a recess.
(By T'nited Press
MEXICO CITY. July o. A Fourth of
July message from President Carrnnzn
to President Wilson and the American
people was made public here today. It
follows I
"It is very gratifying: for me to send
your excellency and the American peo
ple on, the alorious annlversnry cele
brated today, most cordial consratu
latlons from the Mexican people nml
government. At the same time I am
pleased to express by most sincere nnd
strong: wishes for the prosperity of Cie
Cnlted States with a wish thnt prn b
and justice soon will be relsnlns for
ever on both continents."

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