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$5,000,000 ( JN I OVEMENTS SPENT IN YEA THE WEATHER Snow tontjgbt aad Thnndar. IKiMtbly tTirnln to ruin by Thnrn dey nlirlitl rlalng; trnipcrataw, low est tonight abont 21 d-grcei tnri able vrtnd ahtftlnx to sotitheaafer It anil InrrrMlnK: Thnntdar . Till? JL AM II 4 Tjf Wf?Q LL iL a R J i .4 v VOL. XVI. NO. HS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER i:J, iTiE HAMMOND. INDIAN' PEDAGOGUES PllT iMlf ' SHBiffl MMW TO MEET IN : B ans IS 1923 mafn0 'Bon MAY NOT HIS OWN REVOLVER rtiriuntiii aiyi rict o, ;huJZL iir i iiviia i i Tc .theirs, i i si si e. unui i liHiitf ii-ii ai.i I . 11 i iiviii i i !.. i-oi.nt. mi.. d,,c. is uji s r un uiiil. I nil. PDCATTOT I uilLmLu! ? DDniCPTO l i ilUJLUSO UNDERWAY Annual Meeting Featured By Address of Dr. E. H. Griggs Friday, Decfmbtr 15th, teachers of Iike county, numbering in the neighborhood of 1. 000 will hold The annual district meeting of Knights of Pjtblas of the Fourteen th Dis-trlct. iprlfinK Ijtke. Por ter. Jasper and Newton counties, will be held Friday evening at East Chciago. Great preparations are being made for entertain: ris large deieg-atlons of knights frc:ti all lodges of the dis trict. There Is u strong rivalry be tween the lodges as to which will have the largest turnout. Ralph W. Oajloi. of Mishawaka. grand chancellor for Indiana, will be present and fleliter an address. Those who lu.ow Chancell or Gaylor Says Prohibition is Being Enforced Better Than Newspapers Admit their annual meeting at the Ham- j Ea' a treat is In store for his hear mond hih school. It has been erf!- This will be his annual official some years since the city ha3 en- I visit to the distrct. tcrtahied the teachers of the entire ! Hammond wli be veil represent county and never has it entertain- I ed at the meeting. The delegation ed fo many at any one time. This organization has kept pace with the increasing: population of the Calumet region and has grown from one which is probably larger than any Hi: - organization in the state. D l.'Jvard Howard Griggs, who appeared on the program of the Indiana .-'tat Teachers' convention at Indianapolis, will give two ad dresses, one. in the morning on the topic cf "Lights and Shadows of tho Present Ag:" and a second at the a '"let noon session on "Educa tion of American Citizenship.'" Dr. Griggs is an alumnus of In diana University and was at one time a member of its faculty, in the English department, he was also a profissor of ethics in Leiand Stanford university, California and has traveled a great deal especially in England. France. Germany and Italy in the study of art and lt.'e. .Since 1900 Dr. Briggs has been a leading public teacher in th ; Unit ed States and Canada, lecturing to audiences which have eagerly as sembled to hear him. Sin--o lecturing at Indianapolis. Dr. ij-.igcs spoke to the teachers of Hammond, hence those who attend to. the state meeting at Indianapolis have the opportunity of hearing him for the fourth time and can touch for hia versatlity and ability to hold his audiences. MORMNG PROGRAM 9:15 Music High School Orchestra S:C0 America Ti! location Exercise, Washington School Music, High School Chorus Pusiness Session Address "Lights and Shad ows of the Present Ase': Kdward Howard Griggs H.C1 Luncheon and Departmental Meet tngs AriEIHOOV PROGRAM 1:30 Music. High School Orchestra Ladies' Trio-' Mr.s. L. L. Bomberger Mrs. Geo. Hannauer Miss Irene Trenberth A-compar.tst. Mrs. William Mikish Address " Education of American Citizenship" Edward Howard Griggs Miscellaneous Business. will assemble at the hall. ana Ogtlen street-' and go to East Chicago In a body. Tliey will be' leaded by the Dokie drum and bu gle corps which always gies a good account of Itself. The program will start at S o'clock and immediately after the speaking a dinner will be served. BV JOHN 1 SPIVAIC STAFF CORRESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE "Copyright 1912 v INS) NEW UKK, Dec. -Though op- I. ' brln to the United States, William Jennings Bryan todav em Miatically denounced the rule of the rich that ho claims now f.,.i. TT1 h . . . """" -"""y ana urged as new poli- I "men would strengthen the nation at. home and abroad, the giv ing of all possible moral support to European nations and a stringent enforcement of the prohibition laws bv blunt talk . - . . . k AViCifcli pU - 1 S. I ; Sam Michapoulis proprietor of the i I Ulue Hird restaurant In Gary Is on i trial (n the criminal court on Tu?s- i iay and 'Wednesday charged with ' ; arson. Michapoulos who has been ! In trouble before in Gary, has the i finger of suspicion pointed at him In regard to the burning of' his place of business. Cans of kero sene were found by the firemen I In conspicuous nlaces In the re- j taurant at the time of the fire nt ' 3 a. in. Michovoulos had been tn j i the building as late as ime o'clock j Allied Premiers May Meet Without English in Paris In January ! I ciwpcd nana4 SETTLEMENT l In a statement Issued this morn ing, Sandor Singer, detective sergt. j The Commoner in an exclusive ln I terview with International News j Service, saw little of the dlscourag i ing in the reported breakdown of me national and state machinery to cope with the liquor problem. Yle rorts of the breakdown, he taid. are greatly exaggerated. As a resolution to the vexing labor problem, he suggested boards of Investigation that would make clear to the public the real state of affairs in the Industry in Ques tion, rely '.unuuu venirai station, to rorce ttlement before actual emphatically denies the insinuation at rikes or lo kout occurred. Hut in expressed yesterday by attorneys ! event of a strike or lockout Bryan representing Mrs. Myrtle Dfeffer, I advocated laws that would give th mat ne woum settle out of court" government the power to take over me damage suit of $;3.000 brought against Mm and John Dickson Ham mond business man, for alleged ma licious arrtst. '"Mr?. Pf i iter's attorneys are ma king an attempt to mislead the pub lic which Is 'vltal'y interested in this case. No matter what Join Dick son does, I'm going thing out In court. charge. against mo are absolutely groundless," said Sergt. Singer to day. Most of the members of the bar association here have, volunteered their services f Sir.ger. Hundreds friend.-: of the detect ive sergeant are confident that he will reveal t'.ie damage suit against him as a flimsy tissue of mr.Ievolent untruth . ! KNOWLEDGE OF TERRIBLE CRIME DENIED LIESENFELT BEATS GREEN ARREST MADE IN MURDER CASE After an old-fashioned campaign the kind they used to have In West llaminonel years ago, Georg J. the industries and operate them for the public welfare until a s:ttle ment between the opposing sides is reached. He said: "I think it very unfornate that we had an opportunitk and unfor Xatlons. with reservations when to fight the VVu .had an oportunity and unfor Mrs. Pfeffer's tunats again that the Republicans did not carry out their promise of an association of nations. "The name is Immaterial and the details aro comparatively unimpor tant. The outstanding fact is that we have a moral Influence that we are not using and a world confi dence that is not being employed as it should be. "Europe seems unable to forget the past and pinn fo- a future based upon International coopera tion and good will and no nation except our is in a position to act i about harmony. ! "T am glad that we have a repre sentative at Lausanne. I think 1 that we should respond to every call for advice with the understand ing that we reserve the right to de cide for ourselves what we shall do. "There Is no sentiment whatever towards alliance such as Clemen- T,Iesenfelt captured the office ofjeeau advocates. If th NEW CASTLE, Ind, Dec. 13. Ben Brookshro. 22, was held in the county j.ill today in connection with the slaying of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Shaffer, whose bodies were dis covered yesterday at their farm horr. twelve miles north of here, I v- T"J naa lain since Wednes day night. December 6. Brookshlr was formerlr em ployed by ?haffer as a farmhand. Concern, alleged to have been ex pressed by him for welfare of the -kid' Eo Huffstlckler 3. nephew of th- Shaffers, alone in the hoi;s with the body of Mrs. Shaffer and a faithful Crille dog for five days and nights, led to suspicion falling Upon him. Brookshlre was put under a grill ing hy the sheriff. Prosecuting At torney and others last night but Information gained was withheld until the grand Jury is which will be immediate! v, aid. Justice of the Peace for Thornton township j esterday, defeating Judge Frank Green, holdar of the office for years before he was defeated by the late Judge Charles ' Toerger. Yesterday's election was held to name the successor to Judge Toer irer for the remaining two and one- half years of the term. In the! township lylesenfelt polled 2.0S6 against 1,777. getting a majority of In West Hammond Judge Green led by 200 but the rural dis tricts and part of Blue Island turn ed the balance in Dleser.wtlt's favor. Thornton township went along' with t.ie rst of the nTth part of Illinois In slamming; the. n'w consti tution. The vote acalnst. It thrre va s 10 1 1 1 . question INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE NEW CASTLB, lnd.. Dec. 13. Steadily denying all knowledge of the crime, P.en Brookshtre. held In Jail in connection with the double hatchet slaying of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-. liam G. Shaffer, whose bodies were found at their home 1C miles north of here yesterday, was expected to testify before an Inquest today con ducted by Coroner Flavlus J. Brake. Prosecuting Attorney General J. Jeffrey and the sheriff, who ques tioned Brookshire. eaid that he had been unable to account satisfactorily for his movements since Wednesday night, December 6, when the double murder is supposed to hare oc scurred. Remarks in which he is alleged to have said "the kid Is all right" referring to three-year-old bee "Filly" Huff stickler, who kept a lonely vigil five days and five nights beside the body of his aunt, without food in a cold house, led to suspicion of Brookshire. Brookshire. employed by the Shaffers at various times, was said to. have sought their financial aid to start a bus line in Muncle .which was refused. Search for six, or seven valuable diamonds supposed to have been In possession of Mr. Shaffer proved futile.. Motive for the murd ers appears to betf either robbery, for revenge, or local officials be lieve, possibly both. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer are at Middletown. northwest of here, where they were examined by the co-oner last night. The body of Mrs. Shaffer, it was Raid, will be taken to her former home in Mississippi for burial. r:y DAVID M. VHURCH t INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE I)NDu.V. Ih-c. 13. Cre.-lt Britain may not participate in the noit con ference of allied premiers in Paris. It was learned from an authoritative source today. The British treasurv department is now drawing up u new reparations plan which wl l b,. fubmitted informally to France. If the French reject n Premier Bonar Daw is likely to reply that further conferences are useless and each ! nation must go its own way ln the i future. i Members of the British cabinet ! are understood to be angry over the unbending policy of Premier Poin- I care of France, which was respon- ' slble f'T the breakdown of the meet ing here cn Mondaj. Most of the British cabinet were said to believe that the German proposals, while not entirely sat isfactory, would have been suitable as the basis of further negotiation, In order to risk collapso of allied unity. Premier Bonar Law finally consented to the persuasions of the Belgians and Italians to put off further negotiations to a future date. However, it is expected, reliably, in government circles that Bonar Law is convinced that further ne gotiations will be fruitless unless the French modify tqeir demand for seizure of the Kuhr and Khine land industrial belt. WHITING, lnd.. Dec. 13. (Spe- icla.1). Oscar Barnekcff. member cf i the special police force of the I Standard Oil Company, is dead, the I result of the accidental discharge j of hie own revolt er in the hands of a friend. Joe Pollnlak. proprietor of a rrocery store at 110 119th street, is held by Whttintr police nendlne the coroner's inquest. He is over come with fcrkf. Shortly after o o'clock this morn ing Barenkoff entered the store and ordered some milk, ham and other pro vitior.s. As the order was being filled he mentioned the fact that he had two extra revolvers, which he would like to sell as he needed some (ash. He drew one of them from his pocket and exhibited it. The store keeper reached across the counter and took th gun Into hist(wn hand. It was a 38 calibre, double action revolver. "I'll take :5 for that one." narked Barenkoff. Th words had sea-rcely left bis mouth before the gun was dls charged and Barenkoff fell to the floor. The bullet had paased through his itomacli and he died within a few minutes. Boiinlak says that Barenkoff did not mention that there was a cart ridge in the gun and that on re ceiving It he had Immediately tried the trigger to test the guns action. It chanced to be pointed at Baren koff's body. warenKorr was atout forty years oi and single. He roomed at 417 119th street. Several years ago while employed at the Standard Oil plant, he was severely burned in a fire and since his recovery he had ben retained as a special police man. He has a brother, Frank Barer.koff, living at 617 116th street. The body is now at the Owens & S'-anbura: morrao. When Mayor Dan Brvwn close hit deslt on the last day of l22. he wlj j have the gratification of knowlnj that Ms administration this ye" f corrected the two most dlstressln I errors confronting the city; nmelf low water pressure and inaxlequat sewage facilities. f Hammond is spending apprcx' rnately three million dollars to over5! evcrr.e these shortcomings that bar; been a draw-back uu th.e city fcf twenty years. Completion of the two million doH lar deep sewer syetem on the nortoi side and the Intercepting sewer oi the south fclde of the river, whiccf include the sewage pumping etatioi'J at the river and Columbia avenui J will put an end to the flooding c I basements which has occasioned thousands of dollars damage annual. ly. Another Immediate benefit wll;. I be increased values of property e,i,j the north Fide of the city that haa: been a drug on the market for year PLENTY OP WATXK I3T 1923 j The rehabilitation of the water" J works relieves the annoal wateF shortage over tho city and make possible the development of resll'vi dentlal districts south of Standard avenue. No city administration of wliam Jf mond has had greater accomplish j'i ments to Its credit than these twi., I LATEST BU (BULLETIN) INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO, Dec- lii Five rail road employes were Injured when several passenger coaches of a work train on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad left the rails here today. One of two men. burled under the wreckage, is ln a dying condition. JOHN BREHM J. SCOUT, VICE PRES. (BULLETIN) f INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE LAUSANNE. Dec. 13 Ismet Pasha, head of the Turkish del egation In the Near East peace conference, today rejected the Anglo-American request for a national homeland for the Ar menians as a "new attempt to dismember Turkey." He consent ed to grant amnesty to Christ ian offenders but declared that the minority population in Tur key must submit to military service. GEORGES LIKES wera submitted to a popular vote I doubt if there Is a voting pre cinct in the United States that would vote for any alliance with France or any other European country. "The European nations have mil itary aspirations commercial ambi tions and colonial policies with i which we have no sympathy and in which we can have no part." The Commoner though expressing an optimistic tone on considering what the year may bring to the i ountry is- now suffering" hn said what he termed a country "ruled by the rleh." "The disease fr-m which the oucntry Is now suffering" he said "ran best be described as the "rul,s nf the rich'. This explains the re sults of the last election. The farmers one third of our nation. have bsen turned over to the pro fiteers for plundr and exploitation FOUR AUTOISTS HIT BY TRACTION CAR (BULLETIN) INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE NEW TOR.K, Dec. 13 Edward Ionegan, Brooklyn bootlegger, who claims to have made $1.- 000.000 selling liquor, was today taken to the Atlanta federal pen- The laboring men sacrificed HIS BACON ANO railed. It was ILLINOIS REJECTS were to the demands of big corporations and people with small incomes were sacrificed ln the interests of those with big Incomes. "The presant administration Is reactionary. Concerning prohibition Bryan said "The enforcement nt nrnhlMtlnn tr,e seat INDIAN AFO LIS. IND.. Dec 13 Four persons were injured, two of them seriously, shortly before 6 o'cleick last evening when an In bound Union Traction car struck the automobile in which they were rid ing at College avenue and Fall Creek boulevard. The automobile was drag sed about sixty feet and a woman was pinned beneath heavy traction car for twenty minutes until rescued by firemen and police officers. The seriously injured are: Mrs. Martin W. Cameron, 27 years old, 3304 Evergreen avenue: left left .broken, probably ono rib broken, cut about the head and arms and b-gs. Alva H. Wynkoop, f? years old, Lebanon. Ind ; Injured about the back cut about the head, arms and legs. Miss Mary Archibald. !6 years old, 17.16 North Illinois street, and Mar tin W. Cameron. 32 years old. 3504 Evergreen avenue, were less seri ously injured, suffering scalp wounds and cuts sbout body. Mr. Cameron. Mrs. Wynkoop and Miss Archibald were thrown clear of automobile and lnterurban car by impact of collfs slon. Mrs. Cameron was pinned In of closed automobile be- West Hammond Man In terested in Scouting, Is Honored With Election. Scoutlns- Is not reach'ngr enough hoys in Hammond nn,i ir... t? mond. , This fact was brought home for cibly last evening whe:i the Ham mond Boy Scout Council b' Id Its an nual meeting at tho Chamber of Commerce rooms. The report showed that there are In Hammond 320 active Boy Scouts a gain of GO over last year. How ever, this Is only a small Percen tage of tho total number of boys atailablc. Hence plans are bMngi laid for boosting the scout enroll ment to 500. by February 1 and for adding steadily to the number thereafter. Reports, of committees last night showed that the present year has been the best in the history of the scout movement In Hammond. Of course one of the outstanding fea tures was the summer camp made possibly by the generousity of Frank S. Tiets ln donating tho Ideal camp site nt Berrien Springs. Mich. Next summer's camp will be even 4060 jaCkson street where Harold itentlary to begin serving ten years for conspiracy and grand larcenj-. He was fined J65.000. Donegun was convicted of plot ting to steal government docu ments that would have helped him in his bootlegging. (BULLETIN) INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE LOS -VNGELES, Dec. 13 As a resume a new and mysterious clue to the hiding place of Clara Phillips, escaped "hammer mur deress" said to be more definite than any hitherto investigated, the sheriffs office today promis ed important developments in the search for the missing wo man within the next few hours. (BULLETIN) INTEFiNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE LAUSANNE, Dec. 13 Lord Curzon, head of the British del egation ln the Near East peace conference today, speaking for the allies, served an ultimatum upon the Turks, that unless they cease obstructing the allied del egates' efforts to make progress towards a settlement, "there Is no us of continuing further with the parley." REPORT FIVE NEW CONTAGIOUS CASES IN GARY PLEADS WITH JURY TO GIVE DAMAGES One case cf smallpox is Included In the five contagious diseases re ported to the Gary health officer. The home of Leon Prevosh. who is the victim of the disease, has been placed under 6trlct quarantine, and it is predicted that the disease will not spread. Prevosh lives at 701 W. Ridge Road. Edward Stone, 44S Lincoln and Clyde Sargent, 3804 Pennsylvania are reported, to have dtptheria. An other case of scarlet fever has made its appearance ln the Sykes home. NEW CONSTITUTION Is better than the wet papers repre- ! nf,atii lieay steel plate with which sent It. They do all that they can ' frorlt clock of lnterurban car was to prevent enforcement and then t faced. Her left leg was held he demand the repeal of the law on neath the steel plato ln such a m'an- crounri that It Im not enforced ner that she could not be removed CHICAGO. Dec. 13 By ft Magper Ing majority, Illinois voters reject ed the proposed new constitution for tho stat.j . Count of ballots today revealed that in yesterday's election the vote was better than 2 to 1 against tho new constitution. In C0r.k county, where Chicago ia locat d, the vote was about 17 to 1 asairist. From virtually every nook ami corner of the state returns irri tated that the bitter campaign ! agaiim th constitution ha. I i su.-.-e ded and with a vengeance, j Here pnd there a township showed s majority in favor of the measure, j bur su h instances were few and only served to slightly cut down an overwhelming majority. From the hour when tha first tabulations came in timers was no question as to the defeat of the bill the only question existing was the sizj of the majority by which it w.tj "snowed under.'' TINTERNATIONAL NL'AS SERVICE) NEW YOitK, Deo. 13 On his last flay in the United States. Georges f lemenceau became acquainted with that great American institution, ba con and eggs.. He arose at 4 a. m. today, pre pared to eat his customary onion soup anel iiaru ponea eggs. ,,p,th smelled bacon ana eggs Deing cook-; T))ey re Ilot iog.leal or consistent, until wheels had been removed from u "is feciewarj u """(There were six thousands automo- I automobile and what It was. biles stolen in New York city last "M M M - , that's Rood," tie year and fewer than half found yet they do not demand the repeal of the law against stealing automo biles." "The presidsnt suggests a con ference of governors. That will be g;ood. At that meeting a line will be drawn between the dry govern ors who are working for enforce ment and the tvet governors who encourage lawlessness. "The prohibition authorities are eatly discouraged by the fact Frenchman said. He ate heartily of the new dish, topped It off with Grape Fruit and abandoned his s :up . GARY POLICETpOIL CHRISTMAS PARTY!, a laic part of the wreckage had been chopped away by the .firemen. 3 HAVE NARROW mora successful. The financial re port showed fR.OOO on hand and the budget for next year lies been kept within the means. There will be no financial campaign until Janu ary. 1324. Election of officers resulted In practically the entire roster being re-elected. John J. Brehm of West Hammond, as vice president is ine new face In the line-up. He won out In a epirlfd competition with four opposing. Following arj the officers: President Ralph C. rjerce. Vice president John J. Brehm. Treasurer W. C. Bel man. Commissioner Dr. R. O. Ostrow sk I. Nat ional Representative Legrand T. M-yer. The executive committee was authorized to appoint a deputy com niissionor to serve during the ab sence of Dr.- Ostrowski who Is now in Poland nnrl may not return for several months. Thf committee j will also revise tho list of council , members. ; The session followed a banquet ' I w hich was served Bt 7 o'clock. ! During the program members of i i Troop 6 came to thi hall and re j ceived the flag which was presented to them by the Woman's T'.elief corps. They also gave a drill exhl- tion before retiring. Sykes is confined to his bed with s reported as ' avlnn- chickenpox at his home 4449 Washington street. ;VAMP AUTO KILLS MAN INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE MUNCIE, IND.. Dec. 13 General W. Worth. 63, of Portland, Indiana. died late last night of Injuries suf fered when struck earlier in the eve ning by an automobile driven by a man whoe Identity has not been es tablished. Worth wait returning to his boarding house when an ap proaching car skidded nr.d struck him, the wheels passing over his chest. The driver stopped for a few ( moments, then drove on before his name or machine number were, tak fn. Werth, who had been emplnyerl at a factory here. Is said to be with out relati-ves. I that tvet ROCHESTER, IND. Dec. J3 While a dozen Rochester nun were rtistin serene in the expectation of receiving a Christmas supply of liquor, ordered and paid for, the moonshine maker and bootlegger were arrested by the Gary police au thorities. Several scheduled yule tide parties have been declared off. senators and wet con- l gressmen recommend wet appli ' cants for position as enforcement officers. It would he as reasonable to expect professional horse thieves to make good sheriffs and prose cute horse thieves." lief iew your membership in the Red Cross bgr,re Dee. 15. One dol lar per year. Headquarters, tuom 35 Rimbach Eldjr., phone 140. vARSAW, lnd.. Dec. 13 A seven rronths-old cat and a Kansas Jack- l uibbit of about the same age. 'be- 'eneintr to Mrs. D. If. M?i!inger, o.f Warsaw, are inseparable pals. Re cently the t w.-i anima's succeeded in lighting off two large dogs that at tacked them. ESCAPE 8 BANDITS GET $10,000 IN BOOZE SHELBY MAN BAND SERGEANT Three men barely escaped serious,' injuries last evening when th? auto- mobile in which they were ridinsr I jwas struck by a railroad switch engine backing out of the Sinclair 'u itBunmg to. plant across For syth avenue, at East Chicago. Wm. Bobrowski of 601 one hun dred and forty-third street, East Chicago, received many painful bruises about the Ies and arms. The other two occupants of the car: Indiana, has , Sorn Gransroril of 4fu tv, ct ri hee n A r.nn intad ton Kercenf rf tha ' . ' - - - i ,llu"u .luumey Eugene ! isher Purdue University Military band . j of 411 1 Baring avenue, escaped with ' This office ranks him as one of the j a few scratches. j The first blc-cle of the present highest officers of the "basd and it The Ford car was made into a I type, two wheeis of about the same P.aces bun in charge of all details, mass of twisted wreckage. i six-, was brought out. in 1885 SPECIAL TO THE TIMESJ LAFAYETTE, lnd., Dec. 13.- -K. A. Sirois of Shelby, CHICAGO, Dec. 13 Eight armed bandits today held up throe men at the point of revolvers and took three barrels of rum and 40 cases of whis- j key from the store rooms of the Mayer Ktorn-re und Van Company, loaded their loct, valued at $10,000 in a touring car and a truck and es caped . BLUNDERS VALPARAISO, Dec. 13 An Im passioned plea to the Jury to give to Arthur Lea, of Indiana Harbor, the full amount he asks in his per sonal injury action against the Ham mond. Whiting &, East Chicago rail way company, was made this morn ing by Attorney Gillette, who, with Attorney MdAloer is representing the plaintiff. Lea is suing for ten thou sand dollars, as a result of injuries suffered when two cars owned by the railway company collided. "This man's health has been In jured and impaired as a result of the accident," Attorney Gillette told the Jurors. "One of the greatest as sets enjoyed by human beings has been harmed because cf the wreck of the two cars owned by the rail way company." Attorney Gillette scored the Tthyri clan who first treated Lea for not having an X-ray examination to de termine the exact nature of the In juries sustained. The physician's tes tlmony wis favorable to the defense. In bis nrgument counsel for Lea told of the rseults of examinations by other physicians and related the fact that his client's condition is precar ious and will in all probabilty re man so. Attorney Fred Crumpacker was making the argument for tho railway company this afternoon. He cited the fact that William Mestrex, who testified for Lea, and who will be plaintiff in a suit to follow this cne attalnst the same company, did not believe Lea's Injuries "even serious enoujrh to help hm to the office of a physician."' Attorney McAleor was to make the J closing argument for the plaintiff and the case was expected to go to the Jury late this afternoon. SMALL TO GET OLD JOB BACK Why is This Wrong? The answer wiil be found among to-day's want ads. (What "Blunder do rem suggest r Copyright. 193. Associated Editors) INTERNATIONAL NEA5 SERVICE LAlOKTE, IXD.. Im-c. l.i i'. O. Small, for 12 tears preceding the recent democratic administration, po-stmaster here, will be re-appointed to that post, according to Wash ington advices. The term of J. A. Terry, present incumbent, expires January 1st, 1323. Small, who is present county re publican chairman, is one of three eligibles named by the Public Ser vice Commission. Colonials vs. Gary Boosters, Ma sonic Temple, Wednesday, December 13th, S p. til. Bets pirls play pre liminary, starting at 7 p. m.. Aluits 6a, children ?5 cents. Dancing at 3 p. m. ' Improvements. - f The people of Hammond hav.5'fl every reason to be well pleased wltWj their city government. Mayor Brow. has endeavored religiously to cart-v out every promise made when In was a candidate for office and whlb there are many things yet to b done the deep sewer system and the. rehabilitation of the waterworks. were by far the most Important" They are the foundations upon whlcr the Greater Hammond Is to e built and when they are finished, early ir' 1923. the city will be ready for th: expansion which has been held bad- by the Inadequate water and sewer facilities. No small credit is due 3ty En, gineer Bridge who has employed his' skill and vision In executing th? plans for the big Improvements. i A-VOTXCEB PBOjnCT ' Another important project launch-. ed this year Is the widening of Ind ianapolis boulevard. Mayor Browr1 r for some time has seen the need of a hundred and twenty foot pavement on Indianapolis boulevard from the state line to the Five Points (Calu- met avenue) and at his Instruction the city engineer made purvey and prepared the plans. The widening - will be in effect shortly and the county will be petitioned to construct ; a concrete pavement IndIar.apol! boulevard, over which trafflo to and, from all cities of the region passes v". is now eighty feet wide. An almost instantaneous result of the water and sewage Improvements and a forerunner of . the building' boom that will follow the widening. of Indianapolis boulevard ln Roberts-? dale has been the mushroom growth1 of three new subdivisions or. Calti-s met avenue pouth of the Five Points. J These subdivisions are the Water! Gardens, and the West Fark first and t second subdivisions. More than flftv : flats, bungalows and cottages have; been built this year ln these sub divisions and in another year or two. they will be built up solidly, it Is. expected. The city put In sewers, r water mains, pavements and side walks !n this district last spring. NEW FAVEM3-I7T3 Other pavements built this year are Morris avenue, Kenwood avenue. from Calumet to Columbia, Moss ave nue, Morraine venue. Forrest ave nue. Brunswick avenue. Columbia 'avenue, Hohman street south of Standard avenue, and the streets In the new Terrace Gardens. Columbia avenue and the South Hohman street pavements were county Improve ments while the ethers were built by the city. In addition to the deep sewer sys tem over the north side of the city, which is being built hy the Un'te-1 Construction Company at a cost of $$00,000 and will be finished next spring, and the intercepting sewer on the south side of the river belrg built by Proudfoot at a cost of $400. Oi'O, the city has constructed sewers on Kenwood avenue, and is building a sewer on Hohman street south of Standard avenue to the river. A million dollars has been Tent this year on the addition to the In dustrial high school and the build ing of the new Lincoln echool and the West Park school. The building of the new water works Is progressing rapidly. The intricate underground work Is ln and the well has been finished at the lake fronf. The foundation for the new waterworks building la com- plete and the structure will be en closed within two months if th weather is favorable. Tho new pump Is being built and will b-j ready for delivery very shortly. ! The new mains laid this year In clude: i 36 Inch high pressure main on ' Calumet avenue from 120th, St. to Huehn avenue. ' S6 inch high pressure main n Huehn street, from Calumet ave nue to Columbia avenue. n inch high pressure main on I Columbia avenue from Michi- ' gan aven -.o to Standard avenue. 16 inch hijrh pressure main on Standard avenue from Columbia avenue, to the slate line. (Con key avenue, H;. de Park and Ken wood will tap this main giving them s'rong pressure). The city has spent this year on the ttater and sewage projects (com plete) new schools and pavements more than $5,000,000. Private building in the city for 1922 was over $2,000,000, including the, estimated cost of the Bereolos "olock which is to be started at once. More than 360 dwellings have been built. The increased population of the city for 1022 is estimated bv the government as 2.500. l !