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I"On 1X014.1 .1 Fair, continues cl-I tvrBlfUt a4 Thursday, except innn axrlji tvJbisht la Sartk and Kut Read By All the Peo ple Who Want All the News DmuAnoiiAii mrws rxrub uaszd vxu exBTica. Oi itraeti bd aewartaaa. per copy. DellTarad tjy earner Hammond ft4 Wt Kfcmm jai, so per montb. I VOL. XIV, NO. 212 WKDNKSDAV, FEBRUARY 2o, lf20. HAMMOND. INDIANA. U - I n n o n BBBDU .!7 DGE COLBY IS ECRETARY OF STATE Mpf pQR V V 4a NOMDE WAS BULL Pres. Wilson Surprises Official Washington by His Latest Appointment. I INTERN ATIONAL NEWS SERVICE1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. President nvilsoa ha.s selected BaJnbridsre Colby ef New York as secretary of state to succeed Robert Irfinflng, it was official ly ajinounced at the White House today. Co'by has accepted the post and his name will b submitted to the senate today. Colby la from New York and has be n tromlnently identified with state and national politics. I fa -was a leader in the Progressive party undr the leadership f CoL Roosevelt. Colby ha.s been a director of the Emergency Fleet Cor-r-oratiom lie Is a lawyer by profession. The appointment of Colby followed a long conversation between the president and the nominee. "X had a long conversation with the Trestdent this morning and I am deeply gratified at the confidence he has dis played In me and I hope I shall not jrova Inadequate,'" said Colby. ""Colby stated that he did not care to discuss policies at the present tim but preferred to wait until his nomination had been acted upon by the senate. The appointment of Colby to the high est position in President WUson's cab "jjet was a complete surprise to official " 'vVashlns'.on. It had been confidently rx .pected that cither acting Secretary of Fta rolk or Secretary of War Raker would get the portfolio. Colby's appointment is- understood to b'-" in the nature of a compromise. The president has b""n besieged by support ers of both Tolk and HakT and it is understood that he selected a man out side of the present cabinet in order that - might not create any conflict in his c svn circles. Neither Tolk tr Faker have sought the offices but tlieir friends have be,.n . ; . . iSi i i- a r. ro i n t n t en t lirori(5 in uif-i.io ...... , I There, were supporters tor notn v. no . were very close to the president and. had be chosen between louc and taKfr he would have at hast injured some feelings. Colby called at the White House early today and personally announc- d his ac ceptance of the portfolio. The new -secretary of state was a per sonal friend of the late Samuel Clmens (Mark Twain), and represented the au thor In Fettling up the affairs of the letter's ptfblishinp house. He --s coun sel of interests which brought about the reforms in the KnuitaM" T.ife Insurmoe Co. and In other famous b-cal ctss. IT 1312 be took the b-.-id in the fltrht to Seat Rooeveit delefate in the Cepub- V.enn rational coiiventioii at Om-aso nd later became ':iiv in the erjinin tun of the rrcsFi-fii" rartv. becommc ranflldate', for the poveruorship of New York en that ticket. in 1 "1 1 h" T--fctv candidate for senator w a bu t ?sild of election. He was appointed on the New York committee or national ie. rre fcv Gov. Whitman and was promi nent In other war work. Colby was born at Ft. Tcuis. Dec. 22. and is now In lus fifty-first ear.j His 'father wa.s John peck Colby, bis: rami of Kainbridge being his mother's, maiden name. He attended Williams' Gol'iege. Mass.. taking hi'i A. R. jlegreej there In IS, after which he studied! law at Columbia University and thej v,-e-w York Jaw scfiool. taking a ue, re ef LR. B. from the last named institu tion. NOTICE I w'.U place on Station. Thursda: sale at Central F'.re , Friday and Satur- dav. Fe-b. 25th. "7th and 2 lowing: th, the fol- Pal. Feaehe" 2'A can. Cal. Peaches. I'i can. Ca-I. Teaches. 2'j can. Cal. Plum. "'2 can.. i .170 f'al :al Gal Apricots. 2 ra n . Pears, 2'? cans. Cherries, 2" can . ,1'oz. .Doz. I.fi.l ?. a .Doz. 4.i;.". Pineapples. 2 can T. Raron. per lb. $.22 1- 'b- The large canrerles and f ei have already jr.veti not i eon nt severe w niter in "ashingfon and very l,tt'- ,le z. -1 can. ?-'.7" ra verv n in ,:tI! high frr-q t'-at tnere wi.i r-e fnCOrpcrhsies and with f, ',r.nflrlat- nia Send tlie coupon today- aVggasa Old Line Insurance C iiprnon : Xitliout obligation offer of stock in your ninner mam 1111 1 1 1 I A I I II I LI I li iiiuuuL ninn p K Name U direct Xo "l .' S MA ID K G STALLED TRAIN TDDAY One of the most which lias occurred years result ed this charming finl bright pitiable accidents; in Hammond in! morning when aj little girl of six- teen years was maimed for life when i attempted to cross over a stalled j freight train blocking- her path, in order to reach her office on time. The girl, Klenor Moore, had hur ried from her home. 31 Michigan ave., a few minutes after eight o'clock and loyally determined to reach on timo the 1". S. Bctz Co. offices in Hoffman St.. where she was employed as a stenogra pher. She look a t-hort cut considereJ exceedingly dangerous, over the K. J. & E. tracks. Arriving at the bridge which spans the Calumet river mid-way between Hohman and Calumet, she was for the moment frustrated in her haste by a long freight train which had come to a stop. Resolved not to be late the girl started to climb over the barricade between two cars. The train received a terrific bump just as she made the first ftep and she fell beneath the wheels. Miraculously the girl escaped death", and dragging her crushed foot and bruised body to the edge of the embank ment, lay unconscious for some time. Accord inff to reports, it was wholly an hour before a ihance passerby discov ered her plight and carried her to the j E. J. & E. office, where first aid was ad- ; ministered and an ambulance was called.) She was rushed to St. Margaret's hos-j pital, where it was seen that an ln:m-i tliate operation was necessary. No se rious complications will result as the loss of her foot and at a late hour this afternoon Pa. O. O. Melton, the operat ; ing surgeon, said she was routing easy.' Her father, l'red Moore, who has been connected for the past live years with j the real estate fir mof I-rank J. n acii ev'icz. sent for Eleanor three weeks ago She had been living at Ottowa. 111. OFTHE SOVIET IS FORECAST (INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE! PARIS. Feb. -o. Early recognition of the Ilussian soviet government at Mos cow by the allies was forecast in the press comment tody upon the fleviof-i luents attending the fssimis of the council- of premiers in Ixuidon. Dittle surprise was shown by the newspapers over the Russian decision announced by the premiers. "IVrtinax." political editor of the E' ho de Paris, calls the decision "cam ouflngo," saying it i! he natural result of Premier Lloyd '!erg's policies. In reality it means the of political relations wl'h resumption. Kussia as well as common ial relations, declared I'ertinax. The London correspondent of thej Jour nal quoted Premier Millerand as i f.iytn;: I "The sovi"t government obtain" no sd-1 vantage from our note. We abandon pone or our pr ov jous uo-i-!-'ii, i oioi-1 this Is rot the best yol-jti.-n. but cer tainly it is not the TrorM." p.y "note" M. Millerand evidently re ferred to the rorn mil n iqii" issued be the council of premiers in London announc ing their new- Russian poliev.) The London correspondent of the Ma tin sajs that the allies' concessions to Franee- the p. m -recogni t ion of the so viet government "is only a concession in form." RILEY BANK EMPLOYES HAVE GALA EVENING One hundred raernbem of the Riley club of the City of East Chicago, made; up of the officers and employes of the four banks of which Col. Walter J. RECOGNITION .TV.Z. $3.5 Riley is president, last lllgiu wri i u . Doz. 3 5i1 guests of the eyecutive head of the - Doz. -f.r, banking institutions at a dinner and theater parly in cuicagu. i The dinner was held T pn ! Athletic club and the theater party i wa' at the Colonial, where XiegflelJ's i Foiiies i f 1?10" arc playing, I special South Shore cars were char ts, f crow- j tered for th- coming and going trip e that on J ;,n, taxicabs were provided in Ham-ret-on and niond. Indiana 11 irbor and East tilil- cap) to take the guests to tneir nomes. East nights affair was ono of a 8eri?3 Cf social events which have ,,ron e!ven by the Riley Club. The officers and employes of the four banks in question, t- irst. .vauoiiai. r Savings, First Calumet Trust & -v,r. and the First State Trust & -s are also students of the Riley which specializes in the -.f ha-.kinsr subjects. -ompany of InChR U. S. IN KIDNAPPED on my part f company at INDENT I. N. SERVICEl OnCC. -'cb. 2o. Harry Ho '7.rrm super intend 'Is Co. smelter Jnapped - ran- CH S PEEVE tTIMES BUREAU AT STATE CAPITAL IXDIAN'Al'OLIS. I ND.. Feb. Gov ernor Goodrich will propose to the Uenubllean state candidates and thej members of tlie Republican tate coin- mlttee who will meet here Thursday; to formulate a program for the spec ial session of the legislature, that the assembly be asked to submit the pri mary law to a referendum of the peo ple. The governor has let it be known that he will insist that the legisla ture take such action and lie will ur gently request in lus message to the special session the passage ot a law bringing; the present statute to a vote in the primary May 4. Governor Goodrich, as well as other leaders in both parties, are plainly dissatisfied w ith the operation of the Indiana primary law as It effects state wide campaigns. It is recalled that when Vice Vresident Marshall spoke hero last winter he expressed oppos ition to the measure and declared that If it had been in existence when he was a candidate for governor lie j could never have been elected. j Many of the party leaders declare! that under the present law only a man : of means can become a candidate fori either senator or governor. Thy j point to the huge expense accounts i filed by the gubernatorial candidates! in 1916 and assert that the total tx- per.ditures of the candidates now in the race will amount to a hure figure.' Among other matters that the gov ernor will submit to the conference is the amendment of the county unit road law; a blue sky law; amendment (Continued on page two ) MOO NOT TO INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE. ST. liOLTS. Mo.. Feb. Zi William O. McAdoo will ask that his name be stricken from th Georgia Democratic presidential primary ballot. The former secretary of the treas ury, here n bufin.", made th:3 cs sertion this morning. "If my name has been filed i the Georgia primary in spite of my request that it should not be entered, I shall ask that it be withdrawn. I presume it was done by mistake. It is not my intention to run in the Georgia or any other primary." Mr. McAdoo stated, however, that J)0 wouI rPgard it his duty to accept the nomination if it came to him mi-! solicited. J j Mr. McAdoo came out V'Tigly for immediate treaty ratification. j "The peace treaty and league of' nations covenant ought to be ratified' at once to enable the people of Europe j to resume production." he said. "Theiej shouldn't be any hair-splitting ou-r, reservations. If the" reservations do j not alter the substance of the peace, treaty I think they should be s-; -pted and this vexed question puti out of the way.' WORK SOON TO START ON COUNTRY CLUB j Construction of a siding, opposite the Gary Country Club grounds at Turkey Creek, where 12.1 acres of land has been purchased for a golf course j and new fTS.OOO club bouse is soon to be started by the Gary and So,. - j ern Traction Go., operating between Gary and Crown Point. The siding is to be put In, so that It can be used in hauling material fof j the Club House according to Pres.- j dent O. I-. Wildertnutn, or me oary and Southern yesterday. Oppos't- this the traction company will Puna Monife neat passenger simciou pui -v.nie.( e i,rt .ui,,.. r.ner room, st at ion future. Construct i are to lie n or th" started in the near PEACE OFFER FROM SOVIET INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE PARIS. Feb. 2b The bupreme coun cil (Coivioil f Premiers) now In sessic-n In Ixindon has received a form al peace offer from the Russian Soviet government at Moscow, the Matin re ported. According to this newspap er. Premier Nitti. of Italy, is urging acceptance of the Russian terms, while Premier Lloyd George Is dis posed tc make concessions that would confer mto the views of Premier Mil lerand, who is violently opposed to a peace with Rusaia- WATCHING FOR THE ELOPERS INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICEl CHICAGO. Feb. Ce Detect! ves have been stationed at all railroad terminals here to w atch for Genevieve H issue. J fourteen year old daughter of a South j IJend, Ind.. mercnant. and a youthful caveman of that city, who is declared to have forced the pirl to elope with him in an automobile, u is believed .hey will come here. RUN IN PRIMARY m ! UN IKIAL 1UUAY H. M. Schopf Now in Feder al Court on Forgery Charges. H. M. Schipf of Gary, who was ar rested Saturday by Federal officers on the charge of having forced vho in dorsement of a soldiers pay check, was arraigned before Judge A. II . Ander son in the Federal court at Indiana-i polls at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Sjchlpf was formerly a mail carrier) and In July entered a plea of guilty j to a charge of violating t he postal i laws. Th case was taken under advise- j rtifnt by Judge and, sjchipf put Anderson at that time on probation. Negroes Look for Revenge " j -e Indiana Harbor.) on December 12th j dup man w hn; ha ) 1 up of tlie store.! Dan Munjas. t storekeeper who killed a negro attempted to hoi yesterday afternoon almost pa ss d to I the jireat beyond when one of the lie- groes w)-o had entered the store em ptied a j calitier automatic at him at a distance of t. n feet. iy do.jgjng quickly behind the counter Munjas ; managed to escape without a scratch. sera tch. j The- two negroes had been in the j tot,j c,r th wonderful part sports and i store the day previous to purchase PP ' recreation had played in keeping up j and had drawn tlie attention of Mun- j thr mor.ale of the men both at the rear I jas by strange actions. As lie wasi.-,,, r-xr the front lines. He enlivened i about to leave the store in the cve-Ms a(!llr., .jlh a number of incidents rung lie roticed the two on the op- posite side of the street and slipped; his revolver ino his pocket. The two: kept their distance all the way to ins' home but returned again to the store j shortly after noon yesterday. When he two entered the tt filled with customers who stood talking. One. of the negroes -re was I around i bought j a h bo.v of matches ntid irmatkrd that ; was from D-troit. Instead of leav- g the store the two then seated I ems-elves near the stove on the j pretext or warming- tnfir ieei. i nry aid pot start to le,ae the store i. till several minutes after the last of the ; customers had left. As they rieared the door one negroes turned t Munjas and "Are you the boss of this of the ! asked: place. Munjas repiied in the affirmative and immediately the negro flashed a gun and started firing. Had Munjas not suspected the first f the pair it is probable th.it hot might have l.r-ori enough but he crouched at the gun f rorn the r, was not far behind the tirst eg roes por in setting flas ket h.s !i of and own gun into action. All of Munjas' shots went 1 through Mho ceiling, but had sired iff oct of keeping- the igh and the Itoj; n ( -s from .approaching the c ounter close t enough to get a n nnoh.-t rue te. shot.' Cine ..f the bullets of the negro passed! entirely through the wall of the build-1 ing and into a wood pile outside, ; Til" n c roes separated after leaving: the building and no trace has been found by Ihe police, D is looked upon! s a case of rpu-ME" for the ib,i-;i of; the hold-up men. Arthur Griggs. SAY THEY CAN'T VOTE i r INT EPN ATICNAL NfWS SFRVICE' INDIANAPOLIS. IND . Fob. "5--No , interpretation of exj-tiug haw can: give Indiana women the righ'to vote, for presidential candidate in the .May; pritnary, aerotdtng t- .an pinie,n -iV' en by two Tnd ta na pel i s a t torrieys; in i on f Licnce with Frederick Schorfe meier, secretary of the. Republican sta'e coinm !. 1 1 e e. Tlie opinio,, Coin cides with that given recently by W. W. Spencer. Democratic stale election commissioner. j no woman s l ranch b-rtgue las been planning- to partici pate in the primary as well as the Novcmi'or election. ASQUITH IS AG AN ELECTED 1 INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICEl LONDON, l". b. N..- -Form, r l'i , ier Herbert I T. Aseu;th has been elected to tlie tmuso 0f commons from th" Pa.sley parliamentary district, it was ofliojaily announced today. The spectacular political "come lack" of the former prime minister threatens Premier Lloyd George wiih one of the greatest parliamentary battles of his career. Mr. Asquith will assume the leadership of the opposition to the gov ernment when he takes his scat. PISTOL BATTLE ON MARION STREETS STAFF CO-RESPONDENT L MARION, Ind.. Fob. 2Z. N. SERVICE! Jack Fisher. forty-two, is dead, and Jack Ryan, a patrolman on the Marion polico force, is in tho hospital with a serious bulb wound in the cft shoulder as a result of a pistol battle early this morning between Fisher and two policemen which occurreej when Fisher was about to be placed under arrest. Two officers had been placed in Fish er's home to aw-.it his coming. About 1 I o'clock this morning the police hoard their man upon the porn. 1 hey steopeet lo th- door a he entered and as they laid llcir hands on htm Fi.-inr drew a revolver and fired twice. I-'isher was wauled for robbery. JtC Ill G. BANQUET RECRUITERS LAST NIGHT j Fifty representative citizens of Ilam I mond cnjoyol the banquet given last! evening by tii" Knights of Columbus at j j their hall on Sihlry s;. Hiid heard an; j interesting series of addresses on the ' alue of rmy training to the young: ! manhood of the country. The nie,-tins ! was cai'ed to boost recruiting for the , army as the w ar department has sent j nearly two dozen service men into the district, a part of the nation-wide drive ' to fill up the ranks of the army. 1'iesiden- J'S-se Wilson of the Cham- her of Commerce acted as toasi master -ami started the speaking as soon as the; supper was disposed of. Judge v. S. liter was first on the program, speak-' mg on the educational advantages iiC)W j offered by ihe army He compared sol-I dierirg in the pat with the entirely! different conditions which now preail and said h was glad to see that the people down at Washington had at last opened their eyes to the fact that intel- e!:tual and vocational training should p placed within the reach of every man; enters the service. HA said tliat lie .,eheved the main reason the American? were able to enter th tray and hit the j (Jerina ns the blow lliev did was mainly heca use f the.r superior mental train- 1 1 ;f . Dr. J. A. appeal for Graham delivered an ardent a;hletic training out of the ; Brlm. s,,nl!ar f that in the service. II which had come und'T his own observa tion. Attorney D. J. Moran is a firm be liever in the value of the army's disci plinary and educational t'-alning and says he will be in fa vor of all citizen going through a period of military train ing. The average boy. be said, on leav ing high sohool lack. the discipline which comes from being; controlled byj r-ier, and finds it hard to accustom htm- j self to tlie treatment which be receives; from his superiors when entering the! . hllvinP ,,r inrf,,sfrial Held l'r. Nicnls switched his subject be i fiuse he thought it did riot cover enough territory and spok" on sanitation in the ! army. He compared the conn. lions at I ti e .-mp he trained in with thoso which r , j ,K,,rr, jn ,, "Spanish-American war and described at lc-r? sanitation measures v. hie loved. He thinks the : should be adapted to the ci Atty. Joseph Conroy'-J Americanization in the a old li'ry fashion he hit his the stricti i were am-- system ' : y a nd home, j subject nasi my. In his: subject hard and got away with it tiiimi!'- man .stylo. lb in re gular four -1 point ed eei t t ha ' I in only three places die! true American-! i.-m and pariolism free front partisan-i ship exist the courts, the army and the n.i y. i e-o pe rat ion recruiting sepvi 4 nd P'-lllt eri j y lo s how ed i n a. con w 'a s ; ft w h I e-', i ' the public w:th the ;i,i diseusse, briefly I 1 1 y. 1 "l i d Parn-t t. 1 1 e i -e manner ihe different ) CI I -"lis w ho liavc in- ; mg toe n .Mid w hose . sough t . might often1 h inges in tlie lives j ommodmg a period : army with the extra, -- or the shop w hi.-h i tluet-ce w it I t ho au vi' e i"5 f requeni ly bnng about gnat . r-f young no ti by re , - f e n l i . i m . -1 1 1 in 111" t ra initio for busin. - the en ii-- rve oft', At:y. Jos. ph Todd th--n ga talk on the ;i!tn's eiliuatio (ages as v i e v i J from the st; a former enlisted man and i a ; n a p p y ial roivan ndpoint of fTlcer. Re j Mid j If" 11 whil I of n i s.i rv i , liuir f the l .rg hoi.rs of training lif-j hours dailj which be underwent in ihe air s'-rcieo and the hours ht s'u.ly which was c-ften necos-j for hmi to l.eep tip with the re nients which were of roursc more stringent thnn th'-y are in pi ace times. 'apt. Cariir. v. ho is in Hammond on recruil.ing service. cpre-ssed (hanks for the interest whnh had been shown and aeld'd an appeal for more men for the army, which will soe.n be deplete, py irtirement of old limes and the expira tion of short enlistments. On motion of Alderman Pat Reiiley a vde of thanks was exte nded the Knights of Columbus for the excellent supper. WALLACE WILL HAVE FULL POWER INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICEl WASHINGTON. Fen. 2,". Ambassador Wallace has been instruct ee to parti'i pate in the final drafting of the Hun garian peace treaty at Paris, it was offi- icially announced today. Ambassaibir Wallace will not have full power but will act under Instructions which he will receive from time to time. WOMAN WRITER IS SENTENCED ! INTERNATIONAL OAKLAND, Calif, an appeal to a. big! NEWS SERVICE 1 1- eti. rending r court, a stay of senle-nce hs been jiranteel pj Miss Anita Win! m y, well-know n lectur er and writ er, sentenced to from one to fourteen year" imprisonment on a i harge of crim inal s ndicalism. HOLLAND WILL AGAIN REFUSE TlNTERNATIONAL HEWS SERVICE LONDON. Fen. 2i. The Manchest er Guai dian slated today it had learn ed that Holland will asa-.n rcfu.-e to surrender the ex-kaiser in her answer to the allies' second note, hut is pre pared to consider the question of exil ing him upon some island. WOMEN WANT ' CONVENTION PLACES Franchise League of Indi ana Say Women Should Have Seats in Bodies. t INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE! , INDlANAl'OIdS. IXD , Feh. Zi In, the prospect of w omen bcin stated j for the first time in history with the, Indiana delegations at both the Demo- cratic and Republican national con-I ventions, party leaders ar.d represen- i tatlves of the Women's Franchise Lea- t g-ue today began preparations for ut- J termining- woman s status ii;g election. Xentlmerit was we;i devel Itical circles today that should be seated in the coir the question probably will n com- oped in pol fhe women e lit ions nd come bfore the directors of tl- Franchise League here next Tuesday. Party leaders take the position, pending the ofieial opinion on the legal angles of the situation that in asmuch as women may o'e for presi the department Inspects the ham they seats with the national delegations. FIGHTS OFF BANDIT WITH FIZZ BOTTLE T hen re- Stri'.of. owner of a soft drink parlor at 222') Washington St.. Gary, was held up at the point of a gun by a lone Negro bandit early last i evening, i b ad bu! ( o ff w 1 1 h I dleej w li he see mingly had no lets and fought that h a seltzer bottle, wl.hh i much skill. f ; a r o f j old-ir.an he ban-i It was while S'ritof and a were conversing over a hot!! beep that the Negro walked plaee and after warming hh evidently getting tae lay ef customer of pear into the isc'f arid Ihe land. walked out of the place. Five minutes later lie was back fulled our a revolv.r and ordered two men to hold up their hands, that he walked back of the bar to and Ihe At the e-ash register and While the Negro Slritof ran tei th' robbed the contents, was busily engaged, rear of the saloon and the bandit turned, opening fire cn him. All the bullets went wild, how- .. erer. and trie oniy protection iMritoii ceuld find was a seltzer bottle, which he: turned on the Negro. Riindcd. the har.d.t ran out of the sa- j i loon and escaped in the darkness. A: lew minutes later the police gave enase. I l.... to find any trro-e of him. L'UL wcie una I O.K. IS DISSOLVED The injunction proceed in ps brought j by Si gin i! ml Risler and Michael Radi- gan and Samuel Slick, stockholders of! the O. K. Giant Lattery Co.. "f teliry, ; to restrain the officers and d rectors ! ef the company from increasing capital ,-te.ck of the comjiany from Orot.nui) to J 1 ei tiaei liiVn has be- n solved ly Judge Grcenwald in Gary Superior court. Tho court iilsn ruled that the i ailed vol ing trust vcas invalid the ' il i - th" so a nei that Paul P.a'oe anel licit It. KrafTt, president and secretary. respectively of the eompany and inventors of the dry battery, were entitled to the pos session of their shares of stock. Fol lowing this ruling, the First National Hank, which held the shares in trust for the voting trust, surrendered the same to Messrs Rabe and Krafft, each of them receiving -1 .1 . 7 .". 0 shares. Following the injunction proceed ings, officials of the new company announced that operation of the plant at Ninth Avenue and tlie L. J. K. tracks will be started about the lith of ticxt month. A lore of Z men anel women, working three shifts of i eight hours each, w .11 be put on to ! start with. j MASONIC ASSOCIATION! INCREASES ITS STOCK j Increase in capi talida ' ion from $N-.- j r.eio t( $3(iii,0fti was voted through last.! evening at the m-fting of the stock holders of the Mase-nii- Liiidii.g sociat ion w hich was organized for purpose of putting up in ll.iiiiiiioii'l of the finest temple-. ,n the state, was the anual ro.rgan,zati"ii nice As- th" Oil' It cf tlie association . The following directors were elected C. R. Fauer. H. E. Pharrcr, J- H. Rasp er. J. W. Morthland and Hheo. Moor. Tho retiring officers were all re-elected, the personal beinsr as follows: President H. E. Sharrer. Vice-President C. V. . Pane,. Sec.-Treas. Theo. Mi-ore. Preliminary sketches of the proposed temple were submitted by representa tives of the architect firm of R. G. Schmidt & Co.. of Chieaco. These were brought before the association merely for suggestions and others will probably be submitted later from time to time until the designers hit upon the p'sns which will be acceptable to thu a s.-oeiat 'en . A WHITING SUIT Ernest MHat. of Whiting has brought suit for foreclosure of a mechanic's lien against Herman Schultat in the Hammond superior court, through Attorney Roy E. Green. N NOTION WETS FROM OLITICIANS No Chance for J. Barlecorn at Either Big Party Convention. BV HII.I.IU1 PHILIP SIMMs. 1STAFF C Cf RES PON DENT 1 N. SERVICE 1 WASHINGTON. Feb. 2b Those who still hang on to the hope that at one convention or the other John Barley corn w ill be given one more chance for his Lf.3, might just as well begin casting for another straw to cling to. No such hope is held out here. BOOZE IS OT disi vsi:d. The careful noted attitude of Itatl ers at party headquarters, coupled with a somewhat exhaustive inquiry among party leaders and party fol lowers here, reveals absolutely noth ing resembling a serious Intention on the part of either Republicans or Democrats of broaching the subject of "booze" at Chicago or San Francisco. The "rum rebellion" in Michigan and the of t -mentioned reaction re ported to exist throughout the coun try against tlie great drouth, some politicians believed, would lead to a "wet piank in one. or both the party platforms. TIIU Sl'BJECT IS LOADED. A study on the question here fail ed to show that the alleged demand for drink has caused even a ripple at cither of the national party head quarters. The attitude of the old parties seem j to be that the subject is loaded witi j a combination of dynamite and asphy I xiating gas. and few politicians hera ; will willingly discuss it without first i shutting and locking the door, j The Republican convention in New j York state is cited here by the political j ly wise as having furnished a sample of what way be cxpeeteei at both ! national conventions next June. it is pointed out that prohibition was neither indorsed there, condemned, nor straddled; it was ignored. Senator .lames W. Wadsworth, Jr.. . vpuccu . . i.-..u oi c.tr wets. j Wl- OK'd as Republican candidate to sue-ceed himself in the nnner bouse xni ;as a delegate to the t mcago convention. but even that, those who are watching the moves here observe, was done with impeccable discretion. R. R. L FINAL' OFFENSIVE nv DAVID M. CHincn. fSTAFr- CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE ! WASHINGTON. Feb. 2b Railroad labor was making its final offensive, today against the Cummins-F.sch bill, passed by congress, for '.he return o th" railroads to their private owners. President Wilscm will be a3ked to veto the bill and to allow the repre sentatives of the workers to present brief to him giving the reasons why tho i,jn should be vetoed. Pert M. Jewell, head of the railway employes division of the A. F. of 1... Timothy Shea, head of 'he Brotherhood of Rail road Firemen and Knginemen. and K. J. Man ion. head of the Order of Rail road Telegraphers, were drafting a memorial which will be laid before the president during the day. Representatives of the railroad workers in conference here have de cided that the future peace of labor circles depends very largely on th president's action on the bin now before him. TRUCKS 1ST PAY A CITY LICENSE A ore ng to a Hammond ciiy or-i--su!ating the c-wning and : of vehicles any out t-f town raged in commercial pursuits d : n. nee ope ra t n (ruck en and using : c ithr r for fc-eiving lie io. h'.ghwa.v s of the ,-ity purpose e.f delivery or ic ihall pay a Hammond city license. Many violations are longer for now that Ihe iaw ha become operative. Licensees may be obtained at fiie city have received instructiems to arrest ail violators. Hammond owned trucks operated Jn the city should carr ythe 1910 vehicle license from now on. the das of grace allowed by the police depaortmerri be ing nearly terminated. According to the new schedule that applies to all vehicles operating; over the streets of Hainnn-nd. whether own ed in the city or not the rates have been chansred and may be obtained at the city hall. DIEDERICH FUNERAL The funeral of Mrs. Louise Diederlch wife of Emil Diederich who died at their he-me Mondav noon of heart trouble will be held from the home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, then from Frieders Evangelical church, on Fohl street at 2: SO o'clock . The Rev. Weil will officiate. Inter ment will be h:d in Oak Hill cemetery. ABOR IN or3 . ,ir in.., ti i,, ,-; tjuK-aiaa,