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Hammond Lake County Times (Newspaper) - January 7, 1913, Hammond, IndianaHJL. ■■ THE TIMES.THE TIMES NEWSPAPERS Bf Vfc* Lake County Priatlag aud Pub. Ila kl as Compaa y. Tho Lak* County Times, daily except Sunday, "entered aa aecond-class matter June 28. lf®* , The I/ake County Times, dally except Saturday and Munday, entered Feb I. Iii!; The Gary Evening Times, daily except Sunday, entered Oct. 5, HO*. The I-ake Count\ Times. Saturday and weekly edition, entered Jan. 30. Itll*; The Times. dalK except Sunday, entered Jan. 15, 1912. ai the postoffice at Hammond, Indiana, all under the act of March t, 1179. Entered at the Postoffice, Hammond. Ind.. as secoad -class matter. FORE IO X ADVERTISING OFFICES, • 12 Rector Building -    - Chicago PUBLICATION OFFICES, Hammond Building, Hammond, Ind. TELEPHONES, Hammond (private exchange) IU (Cali for department wanted.) Gary Office....................Tel. 187 East Chicago Office..........Tel.    640-J Indiana Harbor.......Tel. 849-M; 160 Whiting.....................Tel.    SO-M Crown Point ..................Tel.    *3 Hegewisch ....................Tel.    13 Advertising solicitors will be sent,    or rate* given on application. If you hare any trouble getting The Thnea notify the nearest office and have it promptly remedied. URGER PAID IP CIRCULATION THAN ANY OTHER TWO NEWSPAPERS IN THE CALUMET REGION. ANONYMOUS communications will not be noticed, but others will be {Minted at discretion, and should be addressed to The Editor. Times. Hammond, Ind. Garfield Lodge, No. 469, F. & A. M. State meeting every Friday evening. Hammond Chapter No. 117 R. A. M. Special meeting Thursday, Jan. 9th. All the present officers and officers-elect, their attendance requested. Hammond Chapter No. 117 R. A M. text meeting Thursday, Jan. 16th. Installation of officers by Past Grand High Priest John J. deadening of Indianapolis. Hammond Council, No. 90, R. S. M. Stated meetings first Tuesday of each month. —Itlmi^nrforamanJery No. 41 K. T. Installation of officers Monday Jan. 6th. Wednesday, Jan. 8th, fren illustrated lecture on Yellowstone National Park. All Master Masons and ladies cordially invited. Special meeting Monday, Jan. 13th. Red Cross work.HOW WOULD IT ? The situation in Gary might be immensely simplified lf that city were to lose 139 saloons as a result of a Bupreme court decision.—Indianapolis News. Just how the forfeiture of 139 saloon licenses would simplify the situation by filling the city so full of blind pigs that you couldn’t turn around without bumping into one is not exactly clear to an obtuse editor. HO IN 'T YV HIN K. In the eon ll let of life on Its arent battlefield. You will have to climb many a riig-ite<l incline;    * Hut with Truth mn your motto and jua-ttre your nhleld Iou may triumph at last, if you don't n(op to tthlne. lf jou’re too    to al and In the front of the fight. Where the bright, burnlahed hindi-* of the foeman doth alrine. You may fall In the ranks nud still Mtnud for the right— You may still he a hero—but not lf you whine. Don't walt for the cheers of your comrades. my boy; Don't sulk lf not praised—let your aork he iii\ lur; The reward I* iu doing—in conflict the Joy* \ nil God likes— tie all Uke—the man who doesn't whine. I Time bas Its revenges:    Truth    may travel slow. Hut It rises nt last to summits dl-\ Inc, \\ bile brainless Pretension, in valleys be lo vr •Sits lion n In the shadow* to simper and ii bine. —Cleveland I.cader.LOOKS LIKE A BIG NIGHT. While waiting patiently for somebody to put the cat out let us consider the sad case of the Stanton county (Kan.) farm hand who, unable to obtain any bootleg whiskey, look sundry horns of silo juice, fitted an improvised rope halter to a two hundred pound hog, rode the animal ten miles down a cattle trail until it dropped dead, aud is now dodging the Humane Society.THE HAPE OF “RASSELAS.” The current issue of Collier’s has an article entitler “Charles S. Mellen to the bar” by Carl Snyder. This is the introductory paragraph Let such as deeply feel the lure of American bigness, and to whom Bigness confounds with Greatness; / who have heard th«* oft-repeated story of what Monopoly could do if only it were unfettered and unharassed; who believe that huge consolidations make for efficiency and economy, and that a single man or set of men can manage a business of a hundred millions as well as one of five or ten millions; who still trust that great pow*r will be unswayed by greed and that large temptations will not induce dishonesty, attend to the tale of the Rise and Spread and Fall of the Man Who Tried to Own New England. Turning to the introductory paragraph of Samuel Johnson’s classic “The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia** we read: Ye who listen with credulity to the whisperings of fancy and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope: who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow; attend to the history of Rassela8, Prince of Abyssinia. The Collier writer evidently wanted to make a classy lead so he lifted the immortal first paragraph from Rasselas.OUR SAND DUNES. “A movement has been started in Chicago for the preservation of sand dunes and geographic phenomena in the great glacial region in northern Indiana between Chicago and Gary and the movement now has linked with it the proposed establishment of a school of horticulture in that region. ’—News Note. It is flattering to observe that the sand dunes of this region are wanted for some purpose other than the location of factories where the horny handed son of toil ekes out a livelihood by the sweat of his brow and by his humble industry. Also whereby the festive millionaire ekes out more than a livelihood by the careful cutting of coupons. It is a change at least to have the real sure enough high-brows crave our sand dunes for educational purposes. What would it mean to this region to be able to learn all about the strata of which our dunes are builded. To know to a day when this bit of glacial drift hoisted itself or was hoisted into its present position, and all the rest of the interesting data that will be at our disposal, if the organization which has designs upon our sand dunes, succeeds in Its purpose, that of getting the government to set aside a perfectly good dune or two, for post mortem by the high brows. Perhaps not so interesting as a good carbarn bandit yarn, but infinitely more instructive. NEW movement has been started to permit wives to have two nights out a week to keep cheerful. All those in favor will kindly get busy polishing the crockery and setting out the milk bottles. THE man who refused to go home during December with more than one cart wheel in his pocket to keep from being held up for Christmas presents is at least able to walk on the same side of the street with a bill collector (his month. HOPE you are hooked up with at least several tons of Hocking Valley in readiness for a spell of dark and gloomy weather. pose of freeing a worthless man at the expense of the good name of the dead. However, it appears that no such recourse was had. It was evidently too much trouble. Fourteen years is a long time and it seemed unlikely that any story an unscrupulous lawyer and his convict client might concoct, would be proved or disproved. Therefore why investigate? At any rate the investigation was not made apparently and the result was that the name of a good woman was dragged in the mire, by the Story of her husband’s alleged martyrdom for an unfaithful wife, being published broadcast throughout the state. It is a shame that such a situation is within the pale of possibility. When will this thing end? BREAK in the price of eggs said to be due to a conspiracy. Well some of the ones set forth lately would drive a man to something worse than conspiracy—murder at least. WE notice that whenever some trust is knocked galley west and it is announced as a great victory for the people, the price always goes up about ten cents a dozen or a dollar a ton or something else like that.FOUND AT LAST. “At last I ve met an honest grandmother,” said the woman next door. “She says none of her children were unusually smart, nor unusually large, nor unusually good; she says they didn’t cut their teeth all at once, nor walk before they were a year old. “She was such a dear, jolly old lady, and when her granddaughter asked her why she was prinking up so much, she said she was fixing to meet her beau.” BANDIT says he is sorry at having shot a deaf man who did not hear “hands up.’’ Suppose he thinks the victim had no license to be running around loose when he couldn’t hear anything. COME, come now Mr. Wilson tell us whether Mr. Bryan is going to be in the cabinet or no. so we can get a cut of him ready with a large expansive smile.HAS NEVER BEEN IN DYER. I have sharpened and repaired one thousand lawn mowers in beautiful Pasadena. J would rather be a lawn mower expert in beautiful Pasadena than be a banker any place else on earth,—Ad. in the Pasadena Star. JUST to make it interesting we will wager a box of old Dutch Cleanser with some one that old Battleaxe Cast leman doesn’t run ten feet for mayor of Gary.A WILD CAT PROPOSITION. "Heretofore the Jefferson club has been ruled on a sort of frontier basis. Physically it was a wildcat proposition. *    •—Hammond News. Which is just what Mr. Becker’s Wilson Progressive League evidently thought. Yet if a republican paper had said this about the Jefferson club, what a weeping in Jericho there would have been.THAT PARDONING POWER. Attention has once more been directed to the pernicious use of the pardoning power as practiced by the board of pardons and the governor of Indiana. Alvo O. Reser of Lafayette was a court stenographer at the time one Freeman, charged with the murder of his wife, was convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary in that city about fourteen years ago. Freeman was recently pardoned by the governor on the recommendation of the board of pardons. According to Reser a lie was manufactured through the connivance of the prisoner and his attorney, whereby the good name of the dead wife was sullied. This lie was used as a means to secure the freedom of the prisoner. Reser declares not a word to bear out the recent claim had been introduced in the evidence whereby the uxorcide was convicted. lf this is true the men who are responsible for the release of the murderer cannot be too severely censured. A reference to the records in the case would have made plain the fact that the c iaim of infidelity of his wife on the part of the convict husband, was false. That it was a trumped up charge made for the pur- THIS is the glad time of the year for the squdgers. Don’t know what a squdger is? Well he’s a lazy wight who never ( leans the snow' and slush off his walk and his name comes from the noise your shoes makn when you walk through the evidences of his shiftlessness.ROBBING HOME. The woman who wears herself out quickly in the service of the home quickly robs the home of its best servant. SPEAKING of women's hatpins as deadly weapons wha* about the woman's umbrella? ■ — n    ............. 1. but had it inserted the word, harmful, instead of useless, in its name, it might fill a real mission. The air gun is not a deadly weapon in the strict sense of the word, but it is a firearm, and the police of the various Lake County cities should deal with it as such. True the United States Constitution insures the right to carry fireanns, bu* the cities are given the right to say where such firearms may be used, and every city has an ordinance which prohibits the discharge of them within the city limits. If any one questions the thoughtlessness which parents provide these dangerous playthings, let him keep open his eyes as he walks along almost any street in any city. lf he sees a boy with an air gun, he is sure to see an admiring group of playmates with him. Watch him at his sport, study the potential man s face before he aims and after he has fired, whether he hits or misses. The gun in the youngster s hand gives him a certain bravado. The harmless little bird on the telegraph wire or in the tree branches, be it a sparrow' or a song bird is his quarry. A stray cat, a dog or a horse are other targets. Chickens are his ir-resistable mark. If the bullet hits the target, notice the gleam of satisfaction. akin to the vicious spread over the face and if it misses, not infrequently a curse escapes the young lips. But the immediate harm t Ii a t the possession of the air gun does, consequential as it may be, is after ail not the strongest objection to the plaything. Less than two months ago a double tragedy recorded in THE TIMES, pointed out a lesson, and two little boys, which should have been happy under the Christmas tree are in untimely graves. There is another evil—the gun 'toting' mania grows out of this early handling of flrearmbs. It is one of the worst evils, the police have to deal with. But the worst is the debasing influence that this toy creates on the impressionable child mind. The crippled feathered victim instead of arousing sympathy and horror for the act, nurses the passion of cruelty, and under such environments the child grows into manhood. If parents are unreasonable, and indifferent to the rights of the community, and children are beyond the reach of humanitarian appeal, the duty of the police is clear. Confiscation of the weapons and a few cases of exemplary punishment w*Ould help some. If the law is not broad enough let us get one that is, and by all means let us make it effective. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1913. "".WB "■■I""!" THEN, again, it might, be different if those suffrage pilgrims had to walk to Albany. LEARN from the seat of war that a blockade does not necessarily mean occupation. Quite so. Man may smite you violently on the eye without necessarily meaning to raise a large, blue lump on it, but ifs there. SOME of the good folk are still trying to oust George VY. Perkins. Foolishness. George will never be ousted. He has the key to the strongbox.HEARD j BYRUBE UNCLE SAM’S PARCELS POST PROVES POPULAR; MAU/ CARRIERS OVERWORKED; EXPRESS COMPANIES PREPARE TO SLASH RATES Upper picture a bow a clerk nelK>*U>K and aortism packages; at tire bottom, parcels poat motor tricycle. Judging by the amount of new business being done by post offices throughout the country the parcels post is an unqualified success. Not ao, however, from the standpoint of the express companies, which are preparing to slash rates to meet the new competition. The accompanying pictures gov* some idea of how the tx ow system works. other follow to g« t him out and to get * himself in. 1.AFA VETTE paper speaks of "tho hard winter of "§.V as sonic of IM I leaders describes it. Up in Gary the winter of 1908 touches the pioneer days, j LATEST census report is that each citizen of the United States should have I 814.2. Tills was our per capita just before Christmas, but since then its different. MAN has been stationary for 7,000 J years, says London scientist, but woman changes every ten years. For instance, what's become of the old-fashioned girl that managed to keep in style and yet wear enough clothes on a cold day so that nor father didn’t have to be paying a running doctor bill? ANH now the coal men will be able to got in a lick, IF the Chicago cops can't cope with the aivto bandits where do they think they will get off at wTien we get aeroplane bandits? THIS fresh air sleeping gag wouldn't be so bad lf you could press a button at the head of the bed and close the i indow when tne ccid breezes begin to alow. OLD Boc Smith is in ,Atoned for may- I or of Gary. lie ought to he able to: preset i’oe for the a’!‘r»g child, Tilt’h*IS wiw had leg hearts just before Christmaa now find themselves in j the possession of leg p lls. the church is the Rev. Victor B. Margin. Th*' new house of worship has been in process of building since early-last spring and it represents a total cost of {19,000, much of this provided by pledges from the departments of the church and by subscriptions. The Sunday school pledged $1,000, and the La-daies’ Aid Society $800. The building I is of brick and stone, with a fine concrete basement. The Day in HISTORY “CUSTER’S last scout" has agaiu passed away. And probably he has still more lives that haven’t come to an end yet.A DEMORALIZING GIFT. Enough time has elapsed to avoid the charge of being a kill Jov for saving a word of disapproval of a Chrtet-mas gift, which really is a moral degerm: ator to the reaver tmd a nuisance to the public-—the air gun. It would be a waste of time to analyze the workings of the parental mind which is so weak that it is unable to withstand the assaults of a begging and pleading hopeful whose one wish and desire is an instrument with which he can do harm to himself and to others. The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving has been ridiculed, WE see by our new "Americana’’ that Hammond is a town situated on tile Erie railroad and the Grand Calumet river. Truly, Hammond deserves sym pathy for being <>n these two sluggish arteries of commerce, "NEW American Freedom” is an article in the current magazine by-Woodrow Wilson. After March 4 Woodrow won't be so free In talking about his freedom. ON Monday- mornings these days the first two pages of tile Chicago newspapers are devoted to auto bandits and .la- k John;-on—the lost two pages to Sunday sermons by the ministers. THIS is the centenary or long trousers. Before 1813 the father of a lanky son could wear his boy's knee breeches in care of a pinch. WHEN Mayor Knotts has his homecoming reception on Thursday night Chief Martin should examine the Commercial club carefully to see that no dictagraphs are about. SOME women could be the wives of presidents if it wasn't fen their husbands, while some men could be. president if It wasn't for their wives. FOR the time being Mexico, Nicaragua and West Hammond are seemingly quiet. TO other girls a girl may look like a queen when she Is in a $100 ball gown, but the girl in the kitchen apron will always take the prize with a man. OUR own dictionary—Politics—; politics is nothing more than believing that the candidate you support is an angel, and that the other fellow is divii. The man who i» m office is a devil In proportion to the desire u*. th* Up and Down in INDIANA PREPARES FDD ICB H ARY KST. Northern Indiana ice packers will begin the annual harvest this week unless there is a change in the weather. The ice lo of excellent quality and several thousand men will be employed in gathering the crop. The lakes in northern Indiana are one of the sources of supply for Indianapolis and Chicago retail dealers and the harvesting of the ice is the great winter industry iii this section. FIGHT FOR BIGHT HOUR LAW. The movement for an eight-hour law for working women and girls in Indiana is fast gaining state-wide prominence and already expressions favorable to such a law have been voiced by men who hold high positions in the couneils of the state. This comes largely as a result of the active campaign inaugurated by a committee of South Bend people who have at their head Mrs. W. E. Miller. I \,!1 HIFS YI Al PROVE F VT YI/, Mrs. Levi Zeigler, 67 years old. fell on the street at Columbus yesterday morning and broke one of her hips. She is in so critical a condition from the injury and shock that her physicians give out no hope for her recovery. There were also a number of other minor injuries from falls on the ice, and blacksmiths worked all day at shoeing horses. ENJOY FINK SLEIGHING YA'BATHER. This was the first day of fine sleighing weather of the season, and the main street at Anderson were filled with sleighing parties. While a few cutters made their appearance on the street last night, all the available vehicles on runners from the finest cutters to roughly manufactured sleds were pressed into service. Late this afternoon a drizzling rain put an end to the sleighing by rendering the snow in the streets slushy. GEORGE YDE IN JI RED IN I’ILL. George Ade, author and playwright, fell while walking along the street at Anderson yesterday morning and was rendered unconscious. He was carried into a drug store and given medical attention, under which he soon revived. He hail been in Anderson visiting Judge Henry Vinton. DEDIC ATK NEW <111 HCH. Services dedicating the new Methodist Episcopal church at Waldron were held at the church Sunday, in charge of the Rev-. William It. Barr, I). I)., of Kokomo, Ind. The present pastor of “THIS D ITE IN HISTORY'’ January 7. 1777—Elizabethtown, X. J., evacuated bv the British. 1785—Blanchard and Jeffries crossed j the English Channel in a balloon. 1800—Millard Fillmore, thirteenth President of the U. S., born in Cayuga, N. Y. Died in Buffalo, March 9, 1874. 1822—Greeks proclaimed their independence. 1S32—T. Dewitt Talmage, famous Presbyterian divine, born in Bound Brook, N. J. Died in Washington, D. C., April 12. 1902. 1852—Laval University at Quebec opened. IS61—Florida troops seized Fort Marion and Fort St. Augustine. 1863—Confederate force attacked Springfield, Mo. 1S92—First women members of a school board in Canada elected in Toronto. 1911—Failure of the Carnegie Trust Company, in New York City. ••THIS IS MY ttSTH BIRTHDAY” Regent of Bavaria. Prince Ludwig, who has succeeded his father as Regent of Bavaria but has declined an offer of the crown, was born January 7, 1845. He married in Popular Actress Now in Chicago 1868 the Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, by whom he has three sons and six daughters. Since he was seriously wounded at the battle of Helmstadt in the war against Prussia —by a bullet which has never been extracted—he has played little part in military matters and is seldom to be seen in uniform. He is an enthusiastic practical farmer, and by public speeches and other means has used all his influence on hehalf of agriculture and industry. He is especially devoted to the development of waterways, and has fought consistently for the claims of Bavaria in this respect. Hitherto he has taken little or no interest in art, for which Munich, his capital city, is go widely famous. He, enjoys general popularity, which doubtless encouraged the advocates of the idea that he should be made, not only Regent, but King. < ongratulatlons tot Viscount Gladstone, first Gpyerr»j> General of the Union of South Africa, 59 yeaYs old today. Dr. Melancthon W. Stryker, president of Hamilton College ,62 years old today. Dr. James B. Angell, president emeritus of the University of Michigan and former United States minister to China, 84 years old today. Dr. Charles A. Richmond, president of Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., 50 years old today. Richard Caton Woodville, the celebrated English painter of battle pictures, 57 years old today. Walter E. Clark, governor of the Territory of Alaska, 4 4 years ol dtoday. Charles Klein, author of "The Music Master, "The Third Degree," and other successful plays, 46 years old today. Sir Sanford Fleming, builder of the Intercolonial railway and father of the Pacific cable, 86 years old today. THE DAY IN CONGRESS TI us Bitten O'Doherty of Th? Irish PHyery. SENATE. Convened at noon. Considered amendment to enlarge powers of campaign funds investigating committee. Senator Bristow introduced bill for an industrial commission to control corporations and with power similar to that of Interstate Commerce Commission. Samuel Gompers at judiciary committee's hearing on anti-injunction and contempt bills, advocated these hills and discussed for first time publicly thci dynamite conspiracy case. Court of impeachment resumed trial of Judge Archbald. Adopted Senator Work’s resolution requiring secretary of the treasury to furnish information as to expense of miming government health and medical services in 1912. Senator Kenyon introduced resolution calling on Postmaster General Hitc hcock for cost of handling franked mail matter. Adjourned at 5:35 p. rn. until noon today. HOISE. Convened at noon. Considered legislation on unanimous consent calendar. Ways and means committee began tariff revision hearings, listening to manufacturers’ objections to reduction on chemicals. "Money Trust'' investigating committee resumed its hearings. Notice- of contest against -election of Representative Harrison of New York was flied. Commerce Commission reported lighthouse appropriation bill carrying $1,350,000. Considered, but took no action, on I HH to incorporate the Rockefeller foundation. Adjourned at 5:47 p. in. until noon today. (OI ATRY CU I*. Smoking or chewing. Rig package fie. YIcHie-S. Toh. Co. Save (he tickets and see our premium list—.Adv.

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