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 - 1 Hegewisch. " " The gentleman who is known to...
1 Hegewisch. " " The gentleman who is known to all earnest readers of the Pink Sheet as Battling Nelson, Champion Lightweight Pugilist of the World, was last Monday evening elected president of the Hege wisch itusiness Men s association. Having conquered all , contestants. until he was recognized on every side as the greatest bantam fighter on earth. Battling Nelson, contrary to a practice which has been observed from time im memorial by members of his profession. did not proceed to dissipate the rewards of his valor, but settled down in Hege wisch, where he owns property to the value of some $30,000. . Instead of undertaking to elevate the Mage, or striving to become prominent in politics, he has devoted his attention strictly to the upbuilding of the material material interests of Hegewisch. It might as well be confessed, perhaps, perhaps, that Hegewisch sounds afar off, but, as a matter of fact, it is hard by. Indeed, it is within our corporate limits, limits, being south of Hyde Park and east of Calumet lake, and on the Calumet Calumet river, the Michigan Central, Pittsburg Pittsburg A- A- Fort Wayne, Erie, Western Indiana, Indiana, and Chicago Terminal railroads. These points are deemed to be interesting interesting by reason of the fact that in the capacity of president of the Hegewisch Business Men's association it is only fair to presume that Battling Nelson will take pains to present all the claims of Hegewisch to popular consideration. He is only a lightweight, or, rather, he was only a lightweight, in a profes-- profes-- sional sense. In a business sense he is thei heaviest weight that Hegewisch cares to boast of at present, and he has already marked out a line of policy which stamps him as a far seeing pro moter of those things which make for prosperity. His platform inclndes: Modern school and improved school system. More railroads and more factories to make business for them. A larger and more efficient Are department. An extension of the fewer system and its Improvement. Improvement. But Battling Nelson will not stop here. He will have maps printed showing showing Hegewisch as the jrreat railway cen ter of the Northwest, and upon which the name of Chicago will appear, if it be mentioned at all, in small letters. , But his efforts will not be directed against the mother city, as the mother city is not really a rival of Hegewisch. We take it that Battling Nelson will de Tote himself to the task of crushing Gary in its infancy. Gary ia only planned up to this writ ing. It will be a much larger place than negewisch if it is ever built up, and the steel trust declares that, as soon as the town is built, it will be filled with iO.OOO or 75,000 people. Yet it will be handicapped from the beginning, because because . Hegewisch -fs -fs already on - the ground. Hegewisch is in Chicago, if only on the edge of it; and Hegewisch enjoys the advantage of water and rail com- com- munication sufficient to place it in the front rank of the world's greatest Industrial Industrial cities.' . ' ; Only a few short years ago 'people used, t o go down to Hegewisch from Chicago Chicago to shoot ducks. It was at one time the best duck hunting district in this iclnity. : Now it has a Business glen's association, whose president - ia the

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 11 Jul 1906, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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