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VOL. XIII, NO. 50.
THURSDAY, AUGUST S, 191S.
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EAT WAVE ARRIVES
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S, BRE AK IN ,H
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Hammond Suffers Most Keenly!
and Sprinkling Roles j
are Hade, I
Relief from the 120 hoar strettih of
wi::er!n! weather came today
r.:ht of suffering and a toll of twr
d.arhs at St. Margaret's hospital and
cce in Eaat Chicago, due to the heav
George Kaash. 140th street and
O'.cott avenue. East Chicago, over
come by heat and diei reach
Mrs. Loretta Kwasigroch. 4735
Drake avenue, Chicago: died from
effect cf drugs taken while tem
Kemper Fulner. employed !n the
Shset Mill department of the In
land Steel, death due to heat pros
tration. The Injured.
Alex Pasto?, 25 Oak street.
Hammond, found walking about
with arm cut off and unable to tell
how it harried. Nut under in
fluence of liquor.
Mrs. Kwasigroch. who died at the
hoepital. was a well-to-do woman. She
was found violently ill in East Chica
go at the South Side drug store, after
having wondered away from her horns
in Chicago yesterday. Mrs: Kwasig
icch had been under physician" cars
and escaped from the nurse.
Lost An Arm.
Alex Fastos called the Hammond po
1 re after he had walked home and sail
that he had lost an arm but did not
know where. He. was taken to St
!ai garet'e hospital and the police lat
er found the dismembered limb In a
switch on the Wabash railroad tracks,
shout a hundred and fifty feet west o
Pine street. It was taken to Stewart's
"Water Pressure Low.
The southern and southeastern por
tions of Hammond suffered intesely
yesterday and today from a shortage of
water and the entire city was made
miserable, by an Ice famine. Because
ft the low pressure the Hammond Ice
company was able, to make only a
email portion cf the ice needed to sup
ply the demand.
As a result of the complaints that the,
south side of the city was out of water
oi- with enly a dribble the water de
partment of the city issued orders re
stricting sprinkling to certain hours.
Under the head. "A Patriotic Request"
the water department of Hammond is
sued the following statement today:
"Owing to the unusual demands for
water by the Industrial plants that are
busily engaged in making supplies for
fir boys over there It is Incumbent upon
a!! of us to sacrifice at least a little bit
in the urc of water. There is plenty of
water If it is net unnecessarily and
"We are compelled to change the
sprinkling hours as follows:
"All users, which includes those on
meter, living north of Michigan Central
It. R., 5 to T p. m.
"Those living south of Michigan Cen
tral R. R.. 7 to 9 p. m.
' Sprinkling is NOT allowed at any
"Supt. Water Dept."
OF .MINE WORKERS
James Lord is president of the
mining division of the American
Federation of Labor. He has been
appointed head of a special section
of the federal employment service
in charge of recruiting and supply
ing labor for mine.
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TRAINING TO CHASE
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AiscricAn soldiers practicing with Browaing guns.
This scjuad of machine gun boys
will soon be ready to mow down
the Huns. The photo, an Amer
ican official picture, shows a
Browning automatic machine ?run
barrage during a practice drill at
INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. Aug. g The
Gary Street Railway company today pe
titioned the public service commission
for a six-cent fare in Gary. Hammond.
East Chicago and eight cents fare on
certain Gary lines because of wage in
creases to conductors and motormen
about to go into effect on competing
Chicago street railway lines by order
of national war labor board. The pub
lic service company was petitioned for
increases of 5 per cent In electric ser
vice blil3 at Crown Point and Lowell.
AS BOOZE BOTTLE
Special As: out Green of the depart
ment of Justice, stationed at Ham
mond, has discovered a new method
used by the booze-hounds who are at
The latest method of transporting
the costly stuff 13 by means of wa
termelons. Tapping1 the melons the
hounds Inject as much booze as they
will hold and load them Into a wa
gon. Green became auspicious of the
amount of water melons coming from
West Easunond where there are no
CONROY ATTORNEY FOR
0. 5. BLDG. S
That the United States Housing Cor
poration is planning to acquire, prop
erty in Hai.-imoml, Whiting. Indiana
l.'ar.scr. East Chioa-.i und Gary to re
lieve hoi.sinfr conditions, was indicated
today by annoum emc-nt that Joseph
Conroy of Hammond had been appoint
ed attorney for the corporation in thi
district. The position was unsolicited
wrd was made -h rough frominenda -r.on
of the American liar Association
of which Mr. Conroy is a member.
LIVENS UP TODAY
United Press Cablegram.
ROME. Aug. h. Defeat of another
Austrian attempt to storm Italian posi
tions at Cornone was announced by
the Italian wr.r office, today.
North of Col del Kosa we drove the
enemy from r.n advanced post and took
some prisoners and a machine gun,"
the report said.
' In the l.argrarina valley and the As
igo valley we shelled motor trucks."
IN THE SERVIC
FOR TEN YEARS
CORY POX. IND. Aug. 7. The par- ;
cnts of Lieutenant Dudley W. Wood- j
ward, age twenty-nine, of Company F. j
yth infantry, have received information
that he was severely wounded in action ;
in i ranee. Lieutenant woodward has
been in army service for ten years, hav
ing enlisted in the regular army in 100S.
He was commissioned a lieutenant about
a year ago and went to France last September.
Fort Sill. Okla. A line of these
guns would make any road im
passable for an entire army di
rision a long as the ammunition
lasted. These guns are capable of
mowuig down regiment.
fF.r I'n'ited Press 1
WASHINGTON, Aug-. 8 Three hun
dred and forty-ttvo casualties were an.
nounced ty the war department today;
two hundred and thirty-seven from the
army and ona.lian.dcaa and eight from,
tho marines. The army list was divided
Killed in action, 131.
Died cf wounds, 16.
Xied of aeroplane accidents, 1.
Accident and other causes, S.
Wounded severely, S3.
Wounded decree undetermined, 22.
The marina list was divided as fol
lows Killed la action, 2.
Sled of wounds, 1.
Wounded degree undetermined, 74.
Wounded severely, SO.
Wounded severely, SO.
Wounded slightly, 1.
Missing In action, 10.
Today's list brought the total since
the Franco-American drlva started up to
Killed la action (Army) a. Hunter,
Madison; C. Iiaturette, Covington; A.
Died of wounds (Marines) P. Z. Tay.
Wounded severely (Marines)- Albert
Bremmer, Lafayette; J. M. Mots, Elm
wood; A. E. Sogers, West Lafayette ; D.
: T. Stevens, Danville; S. Senick, Xraak
j Wounded degree undetermined O. It.
Br 1'viTEn Press
WASHINGTON. Aug. S. Forecasting
a total wheat yield of STS.O0o.00i) bush
els, the agricultural department today
estimated winter wheat would reach
.',56.000,000 bushels as against the July
forecast of 5oT.m"n"..ri00 bushels and thnt
sprir.s wheat no'i'.d yield 322.000,000
The corn yield is estimated at C.SfD,
Of.O, i.r.O bushels, oats. 1 . 4 2S.OOO.000 bush
( Is; barley. 232.00e.000 bushels and rye.
The fprir.s wheat was given as 7? 0
per cent compared with 65. 7 a year
ago and 7S.3 for the ten year average,
at this time. Condition of corn was
Riven as 7S.3 compared with 7S.S last
year and 7S for the ten year average.
The oats' condition was Riven as 2S.S
compar-d with S7.2 a year ago and
barley i- as compared with 75 9 a year
White potatoes promise a yield of
;M.0(o. f'OO bushels. Sweet potatoes
are expect.: d to yield S4.000.000. Rice
is expected to yield 41.000,000 bushels
and hay 53.3o,0O0 tons.
WOUNDED IN ACTION
Word was received late this
afternoon that Private John M.
George, 6S3 Webster avenue,
Hammond, with the United
C;-afc ilfirirv ?T FraflfP was
! wounded in action June 18.
Dollars and Determination spell
doom for kaiser. Buy War Sav
(Federal Trade Commission
Recommends That Rail
road Administration Strip
Packers of Power.
TBt I'MTr.r. Ppess 1
WASHINGTON'. Aug. 8. Moving to
break the power fif the so-called packer
trust, tho federal trade commission has
recommended to Pre-ident Wilson that
the railroad administration he given a
monopoly In the transportation and dis
tribution of meats.
The report of the commission made
public by ihe president today urses
that the far-reaching packer-influent e
on American business can be changed
by transferrin? from the packers to
the railroad administration the follow
ing: All stock; yards in the country, all so
called packs, houses of the packers used
in the distribution of meat, all stock
cars and refrigerator cars used by the
packers, and all ice plants.
This would leave the packers the lone
business of slaughtering and skinning
Through control of the storehouses the
railroad would break up the alleged pri
ority that tha alleged packer trust
grants its" members. The control of
the refrigerator cars is a sideswipe at
the CaLfcrnia canner's trust.
The report leaves it up to congress to
pass th i necessary legislation which
will enable .'the railroad administration
to takfl the packers' facilities.
The commission charges in its report
that the five great packing concern:; of
the country Swift. Armour. Morris.
Cudahy and Wilson have attained such
dominate positions that they control at
will the markets In which they buy
their supplier., the markets in which
they sell their products, and hold the
fortunes of their competitors in their
The commission holds that since cat
tle cars are a necessary part of the
equipment cf a railroad. such cars
should be under federal control and op
eration and available to all alike. It
holds that a stock yard is nothing but
a depot for cattle.
The commission recommends that all
refrigerator ears be taken over by the
government. They also recommend that
all packers' warehouses should come
under railroad operation. The commis
sion shows theie exists "monopolies,
trusts, conspirators and restraint of
trade out of harmony with tho law and
The combination has not stopped at
the most minute integration but has
gone into a state of conglomeration so
that unrelated enterprises are brought
under their control, according to the
CUT 50 PER CENT
DETROIT, Auj. 8. Voluntary re
duction of 50 per cent. In the produc
tion of paaseng-er automobiles as
compared with last year's output,
was voted by tho National Automo
bile Chamber of Commerce at a meet
ing hero Tuesday. The curtailment,
it was said, was the wish of the war
Buy a Thrift Stamp and lick the
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GIANT COLONEL VISITS ITALIAN FRONT
Huge Italian colonel with two ordinary-sized soldiers at front.
This massive specimen of a man is an, Italian colonel who i3 now at
the Italian sector in France where the Italians, co-opprating with the
French, have been giving a good account of themselves. This giant is "too
big to fit in a trench," but he h&a a lot of fight in him and ii popular witij
WASHINGTON. Aug. S Further
progress by Americans in the Vcslo sec
tor yesterday was reported today by
WASHINGTON. Aug. S The Ameri
can Sttakcr Merak was shelled and tor
pedoed and sunk by a submarine at 1:51
p. m.. Aug. 6, about fifteen miles north
cl rMamond Shoals lightship. I, was
a vessel cf 3.0C3 tons.
WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN THE
FIELD. Aug. S. French and British
troops attacked at dawn today in the
Somme refcion between Albert and Mont
didier on a front of about twenty miles.
The advance i progressing satisfac
tory. The Uritish. attacked in the di
rection of Marcelcove. The French at
tacked toward Dncuin. Enemy resis
tence was bitter around Morizel. The
French attacked at o a. m. after forty
minutes' artillery preparation. Threo
hours later all the first objectives were
PARIS, Aug. S. The Franco-British
j advance on the Pieardy front is contin-
uing this afternoon. The Germans were
I completely surprised, some divisions bc
! ing caught while being relieved. At
; noon the depth of the adiar.ee was re
' ported to be most satisfactory and tho
j attack was developing on both sides of
i the Somme.
FIVE MEN UNDER
ARREST US BIND OF
Five men are under arrest at Lansing.
111., charged with the attempted assault
and lynching of Stephen Berse, a saloon
keeper of Lansir.g.
The men arc: Richard Skaff. a bar
tender employed by Berne; William
Hoge, Arthur Frey, Herman Rohu and
j John Flors.
j They are five of twenty men Eerso
! alleges were conspiring to take his life,
According to Btrse. the threats fol
lowed his accusation of the theft of $500
worth of liquors, directed against Skaff.
The .friends of the bartender, he says,
entered the saloon on Aug. 5, and after
accusing him of being an alien enemy.
j started for him with a rope. Berse. who
i is an Austrian, fled into Indiana to
escape the mob.
n'NITED IT.ESS CAIi.'.ECRAM
LONDON. Aug. S. 4:00 p. m. As this
is cabled all first objectives are believed
to have been taken. Many prisoners are
comins in. Swarms of allied battle
planes are engaged in the attack. A
haze made flying difficult in the early
hours of the battle but this was an ad
vantage to the other branches of the
service. All tanks kept their nos.es well
up against the steel wall o.f the creeping
The country is hilly but mostly free
from trees and idea': for the tanks which
crossed the Avre without trouble and
led the infantry into battle.
As I write this the Franco-British
troops are still blasting their way for
ward with machine guns and cannon.
By FRED FERGUSON
ri"N!Tr:n I'rkss ('(ki.eiiam
WITH THE AMERICANS IN
FRANCE, Aug. 8, 7:15 a. m.
American and French troops cross
ing the Soissons-Rheims highway
are driving on the heights between
the Vesle and the Aisne. Desper
ate counter attacks broke under
fierce allied artillery fire.
The allies are holding ail the po
sitions they have gained and are
steadily pushing on. Heavy fight
ing is going on along a wide front
north of the Vesle.
Additional bridging material is being
rushed up and crossings are being es
tablished. The weather lias cleared
which is regarded as favorable to the
American airmen have located the
grave ojf Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt. It
is marked with a wooden cross and lo
cated at the edge of Chamery wood.
Americans late yesterday reached the
railway and main highway north of the
Vesle. The Americans waded through
tho marshes and charged up the high
northern bank in the face of heavy ma
chine gun and artillery f.ro. The Ger
mans counter attacked but 'wore re
pulsed. The advance yesterday was made in
the midst of a heavy ra:n but when the
attack was resumed on a large scale
this morning the wiutlicr had cleared.
By WEBB MILLER
ri'NITED IT.CS C Mi LEG RAM. I
PARIS. Aug. S. 10:30 a. m. By in
creasing the pressure at vital points.
Franco-American troops are gradually
loo:;ening the German grip on the Vesle
river line. Military authorities are of
the opinion it is only a matter of days
until the enemy wiil be forced to aban
don the Vesle and retire to the Aisne
unless they throw in overwhelming
numbers of reserves. This contingency
is regarded as impossible as the present
positions are unfavorable.
United Press Cablegram
LONDON, Aug. !S. Allied troop af
ter rapturing .4rchanfl ore pushing
toward YoloKdc, It won learned this
nfternoon. In takiuic A rchmiKr I the
Allies defeated .SOOO ftirniT troops and
ruptured l.-irge quantities of stores and
vo batteries. North of the t.ulf of
I nlnni 50.COO Gcruicns are reported to
le concentrated ready for hostilities.
GOES TO SAN
i SABASTIN, SPAIN
i United Prcjs Oat-luciram.
j PARIS, Aug. i. Lewis J. Malvey,
! former minister of the interior, con-
victed of a misdemeanor f r.llowin,'-' his
acquittal on all charges of treason, to
day chose San Sebas'in, Spain, in which
to live during his five years' banish
ment. The charge of treason resulted from
his alleged connection with Bolo Pash
a i 5 s
Thousands of Prisoners and
Many Villages Captured In
First Sweep Forward,
fUNtTsr- pRtas Cast.eirah 1
LONDON, Aug. 8, 6:00 p. m.
British troops have reached Har
boncieres, an advance of about five
miles and a half, it was learned this
Several thousands prisoners are
reported to have been taken.
ruvrrrj-i Press C"iii!.Er,HAy
LONDON, Aug. 8, 3:33 p. m.
British troops have captured a
number of villages in their new
drive, including Mcreiul. Antoine
and Aubercourc. In addition the
heights of Morlancourt and west of
Morlancourt and wect of Cerisey
have been taken.
rUVTTKr- rPE:.3 CABLEGRAM "
LONDON. Au- 8. 3:4? n V
The situation on the west front is
now considered more favorable for
an allied victory in the field at any
time since the beginning of the
war. The period for anxiety has
The allies will sooa have a great
superiority in men and material to
retain the initiative.
The allies began drives on both
the Pieardy and Aisne-Vesle fronts
While French and American re
newed their attacks on a large
scale against the Crown Prince's
army, driving toward the heights
between the Vesle and Aisne, Brit
ish and French suddenly smashed
against the tip of the huge Pieardy
sahent, southeast of Amiens.
Frofriess was reported in both drives.
Staff reports say I-Vaneo-Americans'
crossed the .Soissons-Rheims highwa
north of the Vesle and were steadilv
pushing on toward the dominating
heights which form the German defense
line south of the Aisne.
Counter attacks were broken up by
allied artillery f.re. This attack is on
the lront between Rraisne and Fisnies.
The extent cf the Pieardy attack is
not yet known. It i believed to be on a
major scale. It began at fne o'clock
this morning. The Pieardy operation is
being carried out by the British with
The fact that the Americans were net
mentioned in this attack and in previous
advances around Montdidier may mean
that they have been drawn out to par
ticipate in the Marnc fighting. Further
allied successes wte reported last
night. The British advanced their lino
more than half a mile on a fixe mils
The British war office reports receiv
ed shortly after the Paris communlo,ue
indicate the attack may be between the
Somme and Avre rivers, a front of ten
miles. The report says the attack is
ri'NiTED Press Caelmram 1
LONDON. Aug. 8. British an I
Frenc htroops under command of Field
Marshal Haig attacked on a wide front
cast and southeast of Amiens at dawn
this morning, the British war office re
ported. "First reports indicate that the attack
is proceeding satisfactorily," the state
Cy "William Phillip Simmi
With tho British In France.
WITH THE BRITISH IN FRANCE.
Aug. S. Franco-British troops attacked
at dawn this morning between Morlan
Court and Morcuil on a front of fif
teen miles astride the Somme.
Several important villages have been
reached and the battle appears to be
going well. Several hundred tanks led
the attack. The whippets raced ani
dodged across the field, terrorizing and
running the Germans down everywhere.
The French are attacking at Morcuil
A bombardment of but three minutes
preceded the British attack. The
French attack was made a few minutes
later, the artillery paving the way.
Prisoners say the attack was a com
WINAMAC. IND. Aug. S. Privato
Raymond P. Fost. reported killed in ac
tion in France, lived at Ripley, six mileg
north of this city. He was twenty-threo
years old and the son of William P.
ACCUSED OF ATTACK
ON LAWYER'S WIFE
SHREVEPORT, LA., Aug. 8. Accused
of an attack upon the wife of an at
torney of Bastrop. La.. "Bubber" Hall, a
youns Negro, was lynched at Bastrop