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BUTLER COUNTY CHAMPION
fJUCK SHDOTERJS SPOOFED
It May Be Just As Well for
Dick to Stay Away from
Missouri for a While.
Slim" of Butler, i
Von Frank of Hammond
It happened while Richard was home
for the holidays. Down around riutl-r
wher tc Hammond man was born and
raised "Big Slim"" h,is the reputation of
being the champion duck hunter. The
morning after Christmas Dhk and his
I rot her went duck hunting and cam
hack with a. poor showing.
"Huh." said "Rig PH;n" scornfully,
"youse don't know how to shoot. I'll go
cver'n kill SOMC ducks for you'n.
Hnw'n bell did youse epct to Ret a
duck with that Vre pop fun?"
Po it was arranged that Pick, his
brother and "Slim" would gs duck hunt
ing early nxt day. Ail evening "Hik
Slim" at with his feet in the oven and
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Go after it with Sloan's
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App.y a htilf, don't rub, let it pent
trci', and gocxJ-by twinge! Same for
externa aches, pains, trains, stiffness
of jointe or muscles, Lasneneas, bruises.
Instant relief without muselnesg or
soiled clothing. Reliable the bigjsst
selling liniment year after year. Eco
nomical by reason cf enormous talz3.
Keep a big bottle ready at all times.
Ask your dreggist for Sloan's Liniment.
aa k:.- a
Dr. W. E. Nichols
697 CALUMET AVENUE.
Corner State St.
Orer Bank of Hammond.
told about hts prowess as a. due hunter
until ha went to sleep and his awed
audience oponcd a window.
Tna Mischief Starts.
It was after Slim had hit the hay
mumbling soinothing about, "I'll got
youae SOME duck." that Dick and hia
brother began their labors. They work
ed through the night operating on every
shell that Slim possessed, cutting- them
open, extracting the shot, stuffing them
with cottcn and putting them back to
Pawn rame and the three started out.
They reached the river where all ex
cept the channel was ice. Above they
heard the wierd chorus of a great flock
of ducks that suddenly performed a tail
spin and shot down towards the water.
Slim confidently raised his big modern
A hundred ducks were within easy
rrnge, presenting a target as big as a
DANG! bang: ',
Flim gazed in astonishment. Not a
duck fell. Dick and his brother shot j
and were rewarded with the slaughter
or as many ducks as one man could
Soroethin' Wrong Somewhere.
Mini tried it again and again. He be
came silnet about his skill and wore a
troubled air. The others killed ducks
until they had enough.
.osn mmignt. Gee whiz. Gosh. Gol
rtern. Mini kept saying to himself.
"Try and see if you ran hit that log.
Slim." said Pick in a sympathetic tone
of voice. Slim tried end failed.
Hack at the farm house the kidding
finally drove "Big- Slim" in th
the balance of the day where he applied
rustic cuss words to the stock and kick
ed corn cobs alt over the place. It was
next day after a sleepless night of
puzzled meditation that Slim had an In
spiration. He took from his cartridge
beit a shell and opened It. He found it
cointamed only powder and cotton.
Puck Dick and his brother had gone
out of reach of Slim's wrath bfeked
ry six root two inches of
Tuesday December 31, 1918
Freedom of Speech and of
Press Are First Essen
tials of Liberty."
ir.vrrgr Furss Cablbohav
ZUHICH, Dee. 21. Chancellor Ebert
is seriously ill. a Berlin dispatch re
ported today. He may be replaced by
Heir Noske. former rovemor of Kiel,
whose apopintment to the new Ger
man ministry was recently announced.
DR. ROB'T J. CARROLL
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
155 State St.. Hammond. Ind.
' Phone 3419.
I GIVE MY OWN MEDICINES.
A PROSPEROUS YEAR.
It has been Hammond's most proper-
ous j ear in a business way with every
body employed at good wages. But it
has been a year of sadness In many
homes where mothers mourn for hove
who gave their lives for the country or
where the ravages of, the influenta have
left sorrow. Hundreds of new graves at
Oak Hill cemetery testify to the heavy
toil of influenza and pneumonia and evi
dence of the fact that the flu has not
left the community can be seen in the
column of death notices today.
Bt Vxirrn Tarsal
"WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. .Radical dif
ferences Between Secretary Daniels and
navsl officers on naval organization de
velepode out of Daniels' appearance be
fore the house naval committee today.
Daniela' suggestion on transfer of re
serve officers to the permanent navy on
tha authorisation of permanent naval
atrength taried greatly from those made
by officers. The committee with the ex
ception of Britten, Illinois. Indicated
agreement with Daniels.
uanie.is read to the committee a pro
posed bill to transfer 1.000 rererve of
fleers to the permanent force.
To get this transfer the reserves will
have to undergo a strict examination.
Daniels said. Daniels' proposal differed
from mat or officers who asked un
limited transfers. He alto differed with
officers on the permanent enlisted
trer.gth, which he said should be In
creased. Officers recommended an in
crease from about 130.000. present
strength, to 217,000. Daniels' plana will
reeeasitate employment of ew.POO re
serves up to Jut.e 80, m.
1 don t believe it wise now to fix a
permanent strength for the navy more
than fixed in the last bill." Daniels said.
Reading a report by Admiral Rodman
charg.ng the men were "racked in like
sardines aboard ship.' the eecretary de
clared he believed that battle ships can
be operated with smaller complements,
j He recommended a etudy and investiga-
j lion by a boardvef admirals.
Thirty battleships wilt probably be
kept In full commission, Daniels said,
and most of the 850 destroyers now com
pleted rd being built will be kept in
Only Oae "Iromo Quians"
To get the genuine, call for full name
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There's no sense in mixing a niejs tt
mustard, four and water when you cat
easily relieve pain, soreness or stifinesi
with a little clean, white Musterole.
Musterole is made of pure oil of mus
tard and other helpful ingredients, com
bined in the form of the present whit
ointment. It takes the place of out-of
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Musterole usually gives prompt relic
irom sore throat, bronchitis, tonsilitis
croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, head
ache, congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism
lumbago, pains ana aches of the back o:
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bi.iins, frosted feet, colds of the chea
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30c and 60c jars; hospital size 12.50.
THE POLICE HAD
KEPT IT QUIET
Br t'KtTKD Purss
MUNCIE. IND., Dec. SI. Following
the announcement here yesterday by lo
cal newspapers that furs and other arti
cles of woman's apparel valued at f I'.Cf'O
had been stolen from the G. W. Gates
& Co. cloak hours last Friday night,
newspapermen today learned that a
series of robberies at business houses
and prlvata homes has eccured In the
last ten days. In each instance the
news had been kept Quiet by the police.
THURS., FRI. AND SAT.
D. W. GRIFFITH'S
Better than Hearts Of the
Have You Seen Her Yet?
JAN". 8th AND 9th.
the league of nations Is being consider
ed by the BritiFh cabinet, the Express
fL'.viTEO Press Cablegram.
LONDON. Dec. 31. The American
steamer I-ake Weston Is ashore west
of the Naeh lighthouse., according to
a Lloyd'a dispatch. She Is said to be
in a critical condition.
rt;xrrrD Prkss Cablegram.
ROME. Dec. 31 Italian casualties
totalled nearly 1.000,000 according to of
ficial figures made public today. Thesa
Killed on Italian fronts, officers. 1$,
362; men. 443.6S8.
Wounded, officers, 63,709; men, 1,C57,-
On other fronts:
Officers and men killed. T,.V; wound
fTVITlCD TRESS CABLf-OSA.
LONDON, Dee. 31. Carture of thir
teen towns, four villages and an im
portant section of railway by Bolahavlk
force swas reported in a wireless dis
patch from Moscow.
fSrrit. To Th TriK
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. The Repub
lican Publicity association, through Us
president, Hon. Jonathan Bourne. Ja.,
recently gave out the following state
ment from Its Washington headquarters:
"No other Business hus been hit hard
er by the war than the newspapers bus
iness, particularly in the smaller cities
- . . .
..u cuumry towns. , i ne large metro
politan papers have probably suffered
least- During mv. more than 1.200
publications went out of business. Afl-
...onuig euowance ror new paper
started, it appears that there was a net
less of sixty-two dailies and 69 week
lies. "The mortality statistics for 1918 will
probably show as great a loss, for the
shortage of paper, the increasing cost of
all kinda of supplies, and the higher
wicmcr wna me neavy can upon
newspaper men for military service,
have been more severe this yesr than
"And one of the serious features of
the situation is that the people of the
country probably do not realize that the
most valuable portion of the press has
uoiamu me greatest loss. Lnder pop
ular government the country press, in
eluding not only country weeklies, but
the smaller dailies, is the real voice or
the people. Editors of large metropoli
tan papers do not have and cannot have
the close touch with the people that is a
necessary incident of the life of tha
countiy editor. Just as Washrington. I A cnTrnoT
D. C, is the poorest place in the cour.- I IxAK X OUllUUli
try to get a line on the political thouaht
of the nation, so the big city newspaper!
office is the Poorest clare to irt nirn t '
Picture of the national thought, either!
political or otherwise. The oponlr nf
he United States should realize this, i
ana sliouid see to it that whatever else
happens the country press shall be maintained.
Freedom cf speech and of the press
s the first essential of a republican
form of government.' for the reDresentu-
ives of the people cannot know the
thoughts and aspirations and desires of
their constituents unless voiced through
the rr.ediumship of the local press to
which they have access either directly
through the publication of communica
tions, or indirectlythrough the editor's
interpretation of the views of hi com
munity, f ' j . -
"The country press. including the
smaller dailies, represents the producing
element of our national life. The. large
metropolitan press represents the com
mercial factors. Just as production is
the first essenf . Vf ' permanent "pros
perity, so the UXvntennr.ee of fnat or-
tion of the press that speaks for the
producers is most important.
"The metropolitan press has ita place
in our national life and nobody wishes
It 111. The fact remains, however, that
the vital interests of the nation are
most promptly and most clearly repre
sented and the thought of the reople
most freely and most courageously
voiced by the country press. The peo
ple of the county may not see it now,
but they will some day realize that the
large preponderance of suspensions
among the weekly publications is a men
ace to national welfare."
THE HOPE CHEST
The Family Skeleton
Strand Comedy and Chester
y "Ve J
A mJJf ANLe
TheCreaiestlhing in Life
I would urge therefore that the
people continue to give generous sirp
fort to their schools of all grades and
that the s-hools adjust themselves as
wisely es possible to the new condi
tions to the end: that no boy or girl
shall have leas oportunlty for educa
tion because it the war and that the
Nation may be strengthened as It can
j only be th: o-igh the right education
of all lis peotile " President Wilson
Dur'.ncr the war there, has been a
tendency to evade the school law both
by parents and employers. During the
influenza ban many children have been
employed who . are under fourteen
and many over fourteen without cer
tificates. In accordance with the recommenda
tions of PriKident Wilson and In com-;
pliance with the State primary schol
la-.r wo shall endeavor to secure th
attendance of aU children at once It
Is the duty of the parents not only
to send their children to school but
to see that they arrive there. Then
the school will be responsible for them
for the day. Proprietors of all stores,
restaurants, laundries or other rlaces
employing children are warned to
comply with the law and all cases of
Moiauon will be prosecuted without
3. B. 8LEEZER.
, Attendance Officer Gary Public
way and hope to make definite an
nouncement within the next ten days.
Gary must have another hospital, and
we will get It."
Miss Prltchard, director of the old
General hospital will remain In the
city until plans for tha construction
of the new hospital are made public.
GARY STREET RY CO.
TO HAVE NEW CARS
Superintendent Phillips has returned
from St. Louie where ha went last
Thursday to supervise the shipment
of ten new ears -to be placed in run
ning on the Gary Street Railways com
pany system at Gary.
The'ten new motor cars were order
ed from the Pt. Louis Car Co sev
eral months ago. Three of them were
ordered shipped for Gory last Satur
day and aU of the, ten cars are ex
pected to reach Gary in a week or ten
days when they wilTall be put in run
ning operation on the Buchanan street
line and other lines of the system.
NO DEATHS OR
ARRESTS IN GARY
The last day of the year up to elev
en o clock found Gary without a sin
gle death or arrest of evil doers with
in its corporation, an unusual coin
cidence, but the chief of police. Glen I
Rambo, accounts for it with the state
ment "that It's most always calm he-
fere the storm," and the undertakers
are saying, "Guess the 'flu' flew away."
A Magnetio Miniature Musical
Take Your Time
10 PEOPLE. MOSTLY GIRLS.
The Singing Fireman.
Lake County's work is not done
till she has bought more W. S. S.
265 MICHIGAN AVENUE
The Year Old
The Year Hew
WE think it well to
begin the New Year
by expressing our ap
preciation of the good
will and patronage ex
tended to us during the
Our relations with our customers
have naver bean so satisfactory
as during the past t w t I v e
We have tried as never before to
promote the Interests of these
who trade with us, and we have
substantial evidence that our ef
forts have not been In vain.
In the eomlrg year we shall
maintain to highest standards of
pharmacy, the highest quality of
goods, the finest possible service,
and, as In the past, place the In
terests of our customers above
our own, believing that In the
long run we thus promote our
own interesta best.
Thanking all fjr friends and
customers for favors shown, we
extend to each our kindest re
gards and our best wishes for a
healthy, happy and prosperous
H OH MAN - ST. NEAR STATE.
S. & H. Green Stamps.
VEAL 60-40 lbs., 17lc; 0-80 lbs.
Ittf20e; 90-110 lbs.. 2021e; fancy. 2iS
rt'NtTEri PnEe OABLF.r.RAM.
LONDON, Dec. 31. Establishment of
a permanet international court to ad
just employment conditions as part of
Get Rid of That
Ftop that weakening, persistent cough or
cold, threatening throat or lung affec
tions, with Kokman's Alterative, the
tonic and upbuilder of 20 years' success
ful use. iOc snd 11.50 bottles from
druggists, or Trom ECKMAN LABORA
TORY. Philadelphia. Adv.
The closing of the Gary General hos
pital at Gary, will necessitate the
building of a new hospital In Gary, Is
the statement given out by A. M. Fish
er head f the General hospital build
ing committee and funds and work
looking toward its erection will be
pushed to the limit and actual con
struction will be commenced in the
late spring or early summer of 1919.
"We feel sure that the new hospital
will be under way of construction be
fore the end of next summer." Mr.
K'her said. "At the present time we
lave several plausible plans under
TO LSTE TOO CLASSIFY
Kennedy & La France
Clif Dean & Co.
Comedy Skit, "Done in Oil
Mary & Herbert Keene
Classy Singing and Clever
Rights Continuous 7 to 11
days Continuous 2 to li
Reserve Tonr Seats for K,w
r " , mui,..,
gl. II , ,, ,.,,,,,,.,... ,
WANTED Cashier: steady reliable girl.
Pastime theater, 165 State St., Ham
LOST Diamond shape brooch, with dia-
mond set, valued as keep sake. Phone
I330R, Hammond. 12-Sl-2t
FOl"ND Automobile lamp: owner may
have same by calling Humpfer Bros,
grocery and paying for this adv.
FOR RENT Furnished sleeping room.
heated 39 Mason st.. Phone Ham
rrond 3034 12-Sl-5t.
CHICHESTER S PH.
iu ,4 sm4
f IIU to U4 d ot4 mlll?
boie. MM with Bit RlbMa.
MAliUMD HBAND FJlVs3
an kun u Bm. StW. Aim I ii.k
SOLO BY DRUGGISTS tWnKEES
PA &T BRIBE
ip his greafest comedy-drama
Also good comedy.
in his latest western feature
23c: heavyweight kidneys. 13515c;
CXXCAOO OKAIX TUTDB.ES.
December - $l.ti
January . . 1.42i
rebruary 1.37 V.
May i ss
December -.. . $
January ... . .6S
.March .. S
y - .70 i
CXXCAOO UTS STOCK.
iteceipts, 67,onO; market,
Packing 16.85 17.65
CATTLE Receipts, 25.000; market,
Cows 8.26 14.76
Stockers-f coders 7.E010.75
Canners 7.25 0 8.2B
Butchers i 8.26 14.75
BUTTER Creamery extras. 66 He:
creamery firsts. 6?Vi4c; firsts. 1$
65c: seconds. 56 60c.
EGGS Ordinaries. 50e: flrats. 12
LIVE POULTRT Fowls, 25S31C:
ducka, SJe; geeae, 27He; springs. 27e;
UNION WATCH SERVICES.
Union watch servclea are to be held
this evening at the First Presbyterian
chutch. The church choir will elng and
Rev. Sauiree, secretary of the Calumet
W 1 I Sv I' - fcvW 1
Vi We are hacnv in the thnuvht thnf ir. X-yT"
2YZZpA in me past year we nave painted hun- Vf X
drcds of cars' maki& them look like A
I .i"A new. Wfi can rlo thft samp inv toun ih ' x Jk .
T my coming year. Wismnir all a Prosperous A SZ7J
.ff r ... mxryi
V$&xr nammona auio faint WimX
Vl & Top Company nJZ&
ToMjl 478-80-82 Hohman Street. iOVI
-tJ Hammond. Tnd. 7 V
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW
WM. FOX'S MILLION DOL
The Queen of
DON'T FAIL TO SEE THIS.
aCAJC XZL7IX, Proprietes
SS7 Calumet Art, Corner BoiTsaam 87t.
The sequel to THREE "WEEKS. Also
STRICTLY PROHIBITION, a two reel
BIG DOUBLE PROGRAM Matinee
THE WIZARD OF OZ
A special feature for the children In
five reels. Also good comedy,
Blood of the Forefathers
! Lake County's work is not done
till hej:a S.
Ministerial Association Is to pre oh.
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