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Hammond Lake County Times (Newspaper) - January 7, 1913, Hammond, IndianaWHA TH KA. SNOW AND COLDER TODAY; WEDNESDAY FAIR AND COLD. LAKE COUNTY TIMES EVENING EDITION HAMMOND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7,1913. ONE CENT PER COPY. (Back Number* 2 Cent* Copy*) IS KILLED George Parker of Hammond Mangled Under Erie Freight Last Night While Intoxicated; Shot and Killed Woman Two Years Ago Intoxication, resulted in the Ana tragic chapter in the life of George Darker, 70 Plummer avenue, Hammond, early last night when falling to hear the warning of crossing watchman, A. J. Hord. he was hurled into eternity by an eastbound Erie freight train. -With his untimely death last night the shocking j tragedy on the evening of April 25, 1910 is recalled when Parker came home in a drunken condition, pulled a revolver out of a drawer and killed his housekeeper. His tragic end occurred at the deadly Hohman street crossing shortly after 6 o’clock last night. Parker was supposed to work in the place of another watchman who was olT duty and when he came to work, he appeared in an intoxicated condition. Hord, another watchman and Parker were slttlrtg in the watchman’s shanty when they noticed an approaching eastbound train. Grabbing a lantern. Parker stumbled out of the door and walked toward the Erie tracks, heedless of the warning of Hord who tried to call him back. As though he imagined the oncoming train was on the Monon tracks, Parker walk- AIR HOSE JOKER GOES SCOTT FREE Ross Finds no "Criminal Intent” on Part of Slayer. John Katara, who was held for the death of Joseph Artin, his 18-year-old helper at the Standard Steel Car plant last week, walked out of his prison cell a free man. The coroner’s inquest and the ilvestigation of Depu:y Prosecutor Ralph Ross did not reveal any evidenpe tending to show that there was aby criminal intent for Katara’s action in applying the compressed air hose to Artin. Katara heaved a deep sigh of relief as he walked out of the jail. the remaining evidence for the inquest was submitted at 7 o’< lock fast night, when it was all in, he was released. The death of Artin is the latest of a series of similar ones in the Calumet region, due to the ghastly air hose joke, and it has caused considerable discussion. As long as the prosecution would be unable to show’ a criminal intent a conviction in such a case w’ould fall under the law, but there is a united demand for a law’ that would make an example of jokers like Katara. DR. M. P. BOYNTON, NO TD CHICAGO PASTOR,      „„„„„„ WHO SPEAKS AT THE HAMMOND BAPTIST CHURCH. THIEVES BREAK INTO CLUB BOAT HOUSES Steal Nothing of Value, However; Similar Depredations Recalled. BILY BROKEN SAYS COUSIN *    ,    r    .    -    1    .    >    -V; Rock Island Relative of Dead Hero Makes Sensational Charges. Charges Memorial Was Boom Scheme Members of th* (Continued on Page A) INSURANCE MATTERS MAY GET IN COORE ...e First Baptist church of Hammond will have an opportunity during the next two or three weeks of hearing a well-known Chicago pulpit speaker, the Rev. Dr. M. P. Boynton of the Lexington Avenue Baptist church Dr. Boynton will assist the Rev. F H. Adams in an evangelistic campaign which will be conducted at the First Baptist church. Special orchestra and choir music will be rendered each evening.    _ 7 According to Rock Island relatives of “Billy” Rugh, the Gary newsboy who gave up his life to save the life of a girl, all the honor that Gary did to the hero was empty, and his heroism has become merely an excuse for lauding the name of the city where he lived. Mrs. Ida McCabe of Rock Island, IU., in her home in that city last night made the charges that all of the expenses attached to the illness and funeral of “Billy” Rugh, the Gary newsboy who gave his life to save that of Miss Ethel Smith, have come out of his estate and from relatives of the young hero. SAYS HONOR WAS EMPTY. She says that the savings of Billy have been used in paying these obligations. Mrs. McCabe is a cousin of Billy Rugh, and was with him when he died. She also charges that all the honor that the city of Gary heaped on the newsboy was empty and was used as an excuse for bringing the name of the town prominently before the public. ‘‘OTHERS WERB TO PAY/' She says that all the hospital expenses and the fee of the surgeon were to have been paid by others under an agreement at the time of the operation. Billy was not to be called upon to meet any of the bills. He was to give his time and his leg and run the risk of the operation. He fufllled his part of the bargain, but tho surgeon's fee, according to Mrs. McCabe, is still unpaid. DID SHE PAY' EXPENSES? The funeral was held and a committee was named to receive subscriptions ~    (Continued    on    page Gat* v uthier Risk on Webb "^es^?bablyWillRe. your bowel* a LaWSUit. stomach in _ •faculties’ in    th®    arXtbtxhl of insurance on the C. Gahthier residence, on Webb street, which was so badly damaged by fire on Christmas eve, may result in a lawsuit., It is understood that (he insurance company handling the residence refused to meet the claims set forth by Mr. Gauthier and have been given an ultimatum which, if not agreed to, will result in legal proceedings. The house was even worse damaged than reported the day after the fire, and it is declared that it will cost nearly $4,090 to put it in the -hape it was in before the fire. No attempt for the present will be made to make any repairs until the question of the amount of Insurance is definitely settled. No trouble is being had with the insurance on the furniture or belongs to the house. River thieves are reported having broken into a number of boat houses on the river oft Sohl street, at Hammond, some time during the past week, aaa although nothing of value has been found missing, it is evident that the thieves entered the boat houses with j the intention of plundering. The report was made by O. D. Duckworth, 790 Beall avenue, stating that his and two other boat houses, belonging tp Caspar Schilling and Tone** Laucker. bad been broken into. __    .J? The police recall a number of''boat houses being broken into last year a'bout this time, the, thieves making their getaway with a large amount of brass, nearly stripping one boat of its S* turner ^ " The Hammond Motor Boat club house was also broken into and ransacked. The police hav£ taken up the case and hope to punish the guilty parties wti» have been committing the boat house thefts. OF NEW YEAR IRE#! FOR IHE MASONS (Special to The Times.) Crown Point, Iud., Jan. 7.——The County Conn ss loners at the first meeting of 19*3 in Crown Feint yesterday de- Jed on the scherzer r dung L*ft t the type C? bridge to be used *?£?*• ***** the canal at Forsythe avenue. Oha; thing that had considerable weight i with the members of the board in ar- j riving at their decision is the fact that; a number of Scherzer bridges are a1- j ready in operation In the district and j all giving satisfaction. The Hohman; street bridge is of that type as well as 1 th C. L. S. and E. J. & E. and one of    , the Lake Shore railroad bridges. The ^    "" bridge now under course of construe- Where are the Lake county patriots? Hon at Chicago avenue and Canal street nas this county no zealous citizens who of Applicants Wfet Would Serve Government •’    4 in Official Capacity Lacks Names of Local Men; Here j It is: COLD WAVE TODAY. Washington, Jan. 7.—The eastward advance of the first cold weather of the winter, coming down from Alaska and the Canadian northwest, has been effectually retarded by an area of high pressure developed over the western Atlantic ocean and coast states, the weather bureau announces. Very lo wtemperatures prevail through-low temperatures prevail through-erature extending into the Texas panhandle. Abnormally high temperatures t^r this season of the year prevail east of the Mississippi river, except In ie extreme northeast, but the (.old Jk-T# Winj»*rtrc(ie-**v witntnrar    w-n GEN. MILLS PRAISES U. S MILITIA FORCES are also of the same make Bj’ advertising for bids at once it will be possible for the> commissioners to let the contract for the work at the March meeting of the board. In case this is done the firm receiving the contract should be aide, with any' kind of fair luck to complete the Job this j’ear. | If this is done the people of the whole district will be highly gratified. Commissioners Richard Schaaf and Matt Brown were present at the meeting yesterday, but Comissioner Levi Hutton was obliged to be absent on account of sickness It is expected thatthe county council reived a large number of 'applications will hold a meeting in tho near future for federal positions from elsewhere, when they will make the appropriations a dispatch from Washington gives the for bridges across the canal at 141st following as the list of those who have and 151st streets. It is hoped that filed .formal applications: these bridges may also be built this Collectors of internal revenue at In-year.    i    “ Hammond Masons and their families will be treated to one of the noted Lef-flngwell’s travel talks at Masonic temple tomorrow’ evening. The talk will be illustrated with motion plctur®8 an<l colored slides. The subject Is "A Trip Through the Golden West.” In illustrating his travel talks Mr. i LefflngwHl will use 190 beautiful col- I ored slides and a series of 20 motion ! pictures. The journey will start at i Omaha, thence to Denver, Colorado ; Springs. Manitou, Rocky Mountam Range. Pike’s Peak, Gray’s Peak, Gar- ;    —— den of the Gods, Weber and Ogden j    John    C.    Becker,    trustee    of    North    , Canyon, Yellowstone Park, through the j    township,    who    took    part    in    the    charity    j Pacific Coast from Oregon to the Old conference which was hpld at Gary last Missions in Lower California.    t    week.    said    today    that    he    believed    that The entertainment is free to Masor# meetings of this nature are very profit are anxious to servo the dear peepul and their native land for a monthly stipend and perquisites? Judging by the list of applicants w’ho have put in a bid for positions as collectors of internal revenue, United j States marshals, United States district attorney and the rest of the offices | within the gift of the Indiana United States senators and congressmen, tho peope of Lake county are all too busy w’ith their own affairs to wish to serve their government. Senators Shively and Kern have re tire Ofcin valley, the upper lake and west lower lake regions by Tuesday night. It will be accompanied by snow over the nortti and central districts and by rains over the southern districts. Rain or snow will result In the Atlantic states Tuesday night and will be accompanied by a fall in temperatures. Cold wave warnings have been ordered for Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky. Tennessee, Mississippi and northern Alabama. ST. PAUL’S CHURCH IN ANNUAL MEETING Lutheran Congregation Elects Officers for the Coming Year. FAMILY JAKE AUTO E; At the annual meeting of St. Paul’s German Lutheran congregation, in the school hall, last night, officers were elected for the ensuing year and reports for the past year were heard. The East Chicago Firemen Risk Lives to Save Children Thought to Be Within. While enjoying an automobile spin, Joe Herdl and his family were In blissful ignorance last evening that their hom'e at Forsyth avenue and One Hundred and Forty-eight Street, Eg$t Chi- WILL REMAIN AT TYROL CGIEEGE Hammond Youth Will Not Return to America, as Was Planned. a flourishing condition, and among ©th-" er things .it was decided to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the church shortly after Easter. The collection, which will be taken up on this day, w’ill be contributed to the new teachers’ seminary at River Forest. The location of the new’ school means reallj’ the removal of the old school from Addison. 111., but new’ buildings will be erected on the new site. The following congregational officers were elected: President—A. F. W. Fodder. Secretarj’—William Koencke. Treasurer—H. W. Schreiber. First district, trustee (2 years) — Pint District. Trustee (2 years—Frank Brietzke. Collector <1 year)—R. Muenich. .Second District. Elder (2 years)—August Genrich. Collectors (2 years)—Louis Doege and A. F. Eidam. Third Dietrich Trustee (2 j’ears)—Frank Schw’ertn. Collectors (2 years)—Herman Berg When they returned however they found that part of the building, of which the diri^ ^ room was the main feature, had o; tn gutted, the . stove, dining room table and other furniture, having fallen through to the basement, by reason of the floor under them being burned away. In the meantime, the fire department on arriving to find the doors locked aud apparently every one gone was informed that there w’ere children Inside the burning cottage. A number of firemen-risked their lives in a search of the i premises for the children, but the house was empty. Fortunately the children i had accompanied their parents. When Mr. and Mrs. Herod, the former of whom is ticket agent for the Wa-! bash Railroad company, left the house, i there was a good fire in the neater in ! the dining r.oom. Apparently the stove * become overheated and set fire to the floor. The loss is estimated conservatively at $1,500, but it may be greater. Mr. and Mrs. Herod who with their family went to Hammond to spend the night and Christ Schwanke.    j after returning to their desolated home. Fourth District    could riot bo reached, top en accurate Elder (2 years)—A. F. W. Tedder. ! estimate of the loss was not secured. Collectors (I year)—F. A. Bunde and Among other pieces of furniture ruined R. Berg.    >    by flames and water was a piano. Fifth District. (2 years) — Herman W. (Continued on page SA TRUCHARITY meeting VIRGINIA BROOKS and their ladles, and planning to attend. a big crowd is BAPTIST CHURCH IS NOW INCORPORATED able, because they give people a different conception of charity work. "Many p< opie are under the imprest j sion.” said the trustee, "that charity I consists in giving relief. That is true j as far as emergency relief is concerned I but the best kind of charity nowadays I is the kind that teaches and helps the j unfortunates to take eare of them-! themselvee.-’ I        — CROWN PT. CITIZEN HAS A BAD FALL of The Baptist congregation last night held its annual business meeting, ani among other things the trustees signet! incorporation papers incorporating the church Th^ papers were submitted b> Attorney W. J. Whiner^ and were sign- the acef<jeyits incident to the Icy slde-pd i-\ W. H. Hammond, president of    an<j pavements yesterday was the board of trustees, and Messrs, F. | that Mr Zrubriggan Sr., who fell on I a walk near his home and broke his shoulder blade, besides sustaining other (Special to The Times.) Crown Point, Ind., Jan. 7.—One I Mat Boney, whose son, Edward, is j Trustee I attending a Catholic college at. Inns- j schreiber. I bruck. in the Austrian synod, has re-I Collectors (I year)—L. Neubauer, C. ( eeived word that he will remain in j Graun and Emil Eberf I school instead of returning to America, ,    sixth    District ■ as had been planned when Austria he-    '    School trustee )3 years) —    August * came involved in the Balkan embrogllo.    J Fiebelkorn. It was feared at that time that the*    Collector    (I year)—Ernest    Holtz, famous college, whose students num-    j    Auditing    committee—Paul    Fedder, ber 5.000, from all parts of the world, ( Messrs. Schroeder and Meier, would close down if war actually broke j Registration secretary (I year)—Mr. out. So many of the young men were : Unsenmanr. Militant West Hammondite I attendance would have been who!*’ de-i pleted. I Mr. Bone>’’s son w-rites him that the ! interest in the war in Austria is at fe-I vcr heat, and that nothing else is seriously discussed but war and »ts prospects and possibilities. ADVERTISE AGAIN IN THE A \ D TI VI KS. ADVERTISE TRAIN ANNOUNCER USES TELEPHONE TO WHITE NOVEL to Add Another to Her Accomplishments. Brl*. Gen. A. L. Mills. In his recent annual report on the strength of the organized United States militia, Brig. Gen. A. L. Mills, chief of the division of militia affairs, declares that he finds existing organizations better armed, uniformed and equipped, better Instructed and better officered than ever before. The infantry of th© organized militia consists of 6..S16 officers and 97.627 enlisted men, organized into 139 regiments, eight separate battalions and ‘fourteen separate companies. and Messrs. \Y. Kimball, John Wolfe. E. W. Bump and A. C. Berry The church fellowship campaign, w’hlch was begun a we*-* ago last Sat-irdry, is sti*. i.e*ng continued In the Baptist church, and la-t night and for ! the next two or three weeks the Rev. ' M. P. Boynton of the Lexington Ave. : nue church. Chi. ago, will deliver the I undresses at fie Baptist church. Dr. Boynton chose for his subject last night. "Repentance.’* The Baptist orchestra and I tie church choir fui-nished the music. bruises. Dr. Blackstone was called to attend the injured man and says it will be some time before he will be fully recovered from the effects of the bad fall. Many other minor accidents resulting from falls on the Ice were reported, and an aeroplane would have been about the safest method of locomotion for the much troubled pedestrian yesterday. Will Meet Friday. The regular monthly meeting of the directors of the Hammond Settlement House is scheduled for this afternoon. A number of matters of importance nare to be taken up. Township Board Meets. The North tow-nship advisory board, composed of President William Hopp, Phil McLaughlin and Richard Hook, met in the office of Trustee John C. Backer for tile auditing of the books. Toe work practically required an allday session. Virginia Brooks. who has seen enough service ‘o entitle her to the appellations of reformer, humanitarian, politician and lecturer, is about to add another distinction to herself—that of becoming an author. Any one who knows tile initiative of the young woman sees nothing very startling in the announcement that she is to w rite a novel. There is no question about her capability. She enjoyed an excellent education in the fine arts, but best of all, she has ideas of her own. and can express them in forceful language. It is understood that some of the West Hammond situations as she found them in her militant career there, are to be reflected to some extent in the forthcoming ncvel. Whether any of , Pe characters wdll represent herself re- j mains to be seen. Inasmuch as her activities have been largely along sociological lines, it is taken for granted that her book wilt be along these lines, too. Its publication is awaited with .nterest. BOYS CUT LOOSE FROM NOTRE DAME The statistical report for the congregation for 1912 is as follows: Uommunlcants ...........1,100 Voting members ......... 190 Baptisms ... Communions .Marriages Burials .... '.’onflrmants . .1,824 25 . .    29 . .    45 MASONIC COUNCIL WILL INSTALL The Hammond Council. a Masonic organization of recent date, will install its newly-elected officers at a meeting this evening. The new officers of the Hammond rhapter were installed last night and the installation of the officers for the Hammond Chapter will take place on the 16th. The Installation In the Blue lodge was held last Friday evening. this w’eek at 7:30 o’clock in the rooms of the Employees Life and Casualty company in tho Citizens* hank building- The old officers have served with Smoking or chewing. Big package efficiency and it is understood that an tic. Rcllle-8. Toh. Co. Sure the tickets j effort will be made to re-elect the engild see our premium list.—Adv.    1    tire official family. This morning Chief Austgen of Hammond received a communication from Uhptain Halpin of ‘he Chicago police department asking his aid in locating three young boys who ran away from the school at Notre Dame. Ind., yester-; day. Captain Halpin has the impression that the runaways are headed this way and Chief Austgen has issued orders for his men to keep a sharp lookout for them. The three boys are w’ell dressed and range in age ftorn 15 j to 20 years.    ;    ,    —— _ -    |    New    York    City.    Jan.    7.—Mr. and .    . «    ..    j    Mrs. Roscoe E. Woods of Hammond. Hold Annual Jll66tlllg. J wp0 sailed Saturday noon on th** Ham-The annual meeting of the Home j burg-American line S. S. Moltke, will Building Loan and Savings association i make their first stopping place will be held on Thursday evening of; Kingston, Jamaica, w’hcre they «... j HAMMOND FOLK SAIL. COUNTRY CLUB. at, Jamaica, w’hcre they will cross the island to Port Antonio and visit Constant Springs. They w’lll not visit Cuba until the last part of their cruise on the return trip from Panama and Colon. They will arrive in Kingston Wednesday morning. ARE YOU A TIMBS READER? Til® accompanying picture was taken In an obscure corner of the? big union station at Washington. It shows th® train announcer about to telephone train information to th® station crowds. His voice Is magnified end carried to a dozen or more horns attached to the waiting room ■eats.

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