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   Grand Rapids Leader, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1920, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin                             THE GRAND RAPIDS LEADER FIFTH YEAR NO. GRAND RAPIDS. WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, PRICE THREE CBNTB DEATH ENRIGHT CAUSES FEUDS FRIENDS READY TOAVENGE DEATH LEADERGUNMAN PROBABLY BE A NUMBER OF DEATHS BEFORE MATTER IS SETTLED (By Associated Prett) Chicago, Feb. among Chi- cago gunmen and labor union fuedists to avenge the murder of Mossy En- right, chief of the fuedists and lead- ed of the gunmen, today hinged upon police efforts to apprehend suspects before the dead man's friends found them and cancelled the crime in their own way. The call for the Enright clan had gone out, the police said, and war and murder was imminent. There probably will be "ten or more killings before the murderer-is caught the police declared. Decide Enright's Fate Enright's" fate was decided many weeks ago and gunmen shadowed him birling their time until Tuesday night. They discharged'the contents of a shot gun into his body as he sat in his auto in front of his home. Enright was the 23 victim of Chi- cago labor feuds. MOTT WOOD START WORK ON BUILDING CONTRACTORS STAR T 'CON- NECTING TWO. BUILDINGS Work has been started by M. C. Jacobson; contractor, on the Mott Wood creamery and warehouse. The first work is to.erect trie garage which will be-between the-present building and the Chambers building, .which the creamery company recently acquired. A. I. Chambers, former owner of. the building does not give possession until March Ist'i at which time the re- mo.dtfling of that building will start. Mott Wood have extensive plans for the remodelling of the Chambers building. They will place their offices on the second floor and on the ground floor will have the show rooms and farmsv's rooms and creamery. The present building will be used for cold _ storage. Five years ago Mott Wood start- ed construction on their present build- ing and five years ago to the day work started on the enlargement plan. LINCOLN HIGH WILL DEFENDJTTLE FRIDAY LOCAL FIVE ARE DETERMINED TO BE VICTORS The local Lincoln High school five will meet the Stevens Point high school five ir a game that promises to go down in history as a glorious defeat or a large funeral. Stevens Point is an old apponent of Grand Rapids and if the game is anything like it promises to be, the talk will equal that concerning the World war. The Scout teams will play for top- natch honors as a preliminary. WANTS BERGER TO SERVE TEN YEAR TERM SCHEME TO SEIZE LEGATION FRUSTRATED VIENNA BROKER ROBBED OF 2.MMM RUBIES Vienna, .Feb. Vienna money broker was robbed of rubies the other day in fa political plot to obtain control of the Ukrainian lega- tion here. The story as worked out by the police is aa good as a play. The scheme was the familiar con- fidence game of inducing the broker to violate the law and of seizure of the money by criminals disguised as gendarmes. To Buy Rubles A supposed Ukranian general re- cently arrived in Vienna and engag- ed with a money broker to buy up to rubles. It is illegal in Austria to deal in foreign money or to ,have it in -private possession, and all foreign exchange is done through authorized banks. The broker agreed to have the amount in hand on a cer- tain day. He lived and his business in a hotel. On the appointed afternoon, but a little ahead of time, a man in the uni- form of. a Ukranian Colonel called on the broker and saluting said he had come for General X's money. They sat down to a table to check the money, when the door was opened and two gendarmes walked in and placed both under arrest on the charge of possessing and dealing in foreign, money. The, broker begged and protested. and finally was told'to appear in court the following day, his record being taken, with the greatest care and particulars. But the Colonel's protests were unavailing. -He storm- ed and invoked his nationality in vain. The two policemen gathered up the money, counted it and, giving a receint, told the bro'cer to appear promptly before the'authorities. Then, taking the Colonel, they left. hour-later'the broker--woke: up to tluTfact that the Colonel and the two gendarmes were fakers and he had been robbed of some rubles. Swindlers Found The Vienna police is efficient in this kind of thing and in a day or two had gathered in two of the swindlers, but not the one with the money. Work- ing on the case they finally ascertain- ed that the money was to be used for political ends. The plan, according to the police reports, was a plot to seize the Ukranian legation here by an opposing political faction, get pos- session of the records and seals and dfcfy the existing government, a plot characterestic of the present unsett- led state of affairs in eastern Europe. The legation however, had wind of it and was prepared for whatever might happen. The police.say this is the second plot to the same end frus- trated. "TACKHOLE" LEE IS REVOLVER "CHAMP" (By Peter P. Carney) Some ago when we began chronicling the doings of shooters we asked who was the brat all-round shot in the United States and the universal 'answer "Taekhote" Lee. And we are about convinced that the answer is correct. Tackhole" as everyone in Birmingham, Ala., knows him, Jtist about the busiest youne man in that town but no matter how much business he has to attend to be always finds time to shoot, and he shoots everything from a revolver to a pump gun. He won the small bore rifle cham- pionship of the United States so often that he stopped and his records with the small bore gun are not likely to ever be excelled. Just as soon as Lee becomes proficient in one sport he tries something and in 1919 he won the Revolver and Pistol Cham- pionships of America and took third place in the Individual Military Rap- id Fire Revolver championship of the United States. These facts just became known therefore we could not enlig-hten you sooner. Besides these wins Lee -won the double target trapshooting championship of Ala- next year.he promises to win the single championship. PROHIBITION CUTS ARRESTS ATTORNEY CLYNE BRINGS SUITE BEFORE COURT AP- PEALS (By Associated Press) Chicago, Feb. Attorney Charles S. Clyne brot suite in the court of appeals today to have Victor L. Berger, convicted socialist con- gressman, sent to Leavcnworth peni- tentiary to serve out his ten years' sentence. Prison Immediately j In his brief, Mr. declared Berger tried to perpetrate fraud on the court and thatf should be sent to prison immediately. The fraud charge is based on new evidence that while out on bail under the promise to refrain from all such activities Berger took part in a campaign.to in- duce socialists to oppose conscription and the war. Berger's appeal from the sentence passed by Judge J. K. Landia is now pending in the Circuit Court of Ap- peals. A of our college boys went over anrf> the Boches. la some parts of Jamaica it is not unusual to see green GERMANY AND ALLIES AT CRITICAL POINT LIST OF ACCUSED GERMANS WILL BE SENT DIRECT TO BERLIN i (Bv Associated Press) Paris, Fab. between that Allied Powers and Germany seem to have arrived at a crisis as a result of the extradition empasse. The Berlin cabinet is reported in Lon- don dispatches to have expressed thru Gustav Noske, Minister of De- fense. "Similar to the Allied Powers. Baron von Lesner left for the German capitol last night. Send List Direct The list of Germans accused of violation of the law of war will be sent to Berlin direct by the council of ambassadors. It is pointed out that the measures intended to com- pel Germany to carry out the extra- dition clauses of the Versailles treaty will be adopted but there is no intima- tion as to their nature. London advices state that Sir.Ged- des, minister of National Service and Reconstruction in the British Cabinet, has declared in an address at Andover yesterday, that Holland might be re- quired to put former Emperor Wil- liam on some island out of Europe. Whether he expressed the view of the German government is not known. MRS. HENRY EDWARDS FUNERALJOMORROW The funeral of Mrs. Henry Ed- wards who passed away at the Wis- consin Veterans" Home at Waupaca the forepart of the week will be held tomorrow afternoon at o'clock at Rejan's Funeral Chapel, Rev. Ludwig officiating and burial will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery. Dr. J. H. Snook, of Columbus, 0., the editor, of "Hunter-Trader-Trap- per" created a new world record in winning the Military Rapid Fire. Championship of the United- States Revolver Association with a score of 651. The previous worlds record was 631. This event was at 50 yards, out- doors, standard American target. 75 shots were fired in strings of five. Fifteen seconds were allowed for each string, the arm and hammer being down at the command of. fire. Here is the result of the champion- ships of 1919: Revolver Championship of America Capt. T. K. Lee .............'...463 D. J. Gould, Dr. C. W. Wahrer Pistol Championship of America Capt: T. K. Lee................172 Lt. R. C. Bracken..............470 Capt. W.- P. Northcott ..........453 Individual Military Championship of America Dr. J. H. Snook...............65f G. M. McCutcheon ..........'....623 Capt. T. K. Lee................611 Pocket Revolver Championship of America C. F. Hoffman.................211 Dr. J. H. Snook .............'...209 A. M. Poindexter............... .207 While oh the .subject of Pistol shoot- ing it is .well to. bring in something about the pistol shooting at the Na- tional Rifle Matches. A. .P. Lane of Norwalk, Conn., won the National match with a score of 293 and the Greenwich, Conn. Pistol team of which Lane was captain won the team match with the wonderful score of 50 points better than the second team. This team outclass- ed the service teams completely. Lane, the winner of the pistol match" won the .worlds champicciship m the Olympic games in 1912. MORE SPEEDERS THAN tHtUNKS ARRESTED FOR CHIEF PAYNE MAKES REPORT There were fewer arrests this year than ever before. The cause of the decline in arrests is attributed to the coming of prohibition. Mayor Briere stated today that in the past the po- lice docket was made up most often of those charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct and that scarcely now do the police make an arrest oh drunkeriess and disorderly conduct charges resulting from drink- ing. {'Speeders in Lead 1 In the list of offenses lodged arrested, the speeders hold thefmargin by one, fifteen arrests having been made for speeding, while only taken into cus- tody. T.i'he following is the report made .city. To the Honorable Mayor and Com- mon Council of the City of Grand Rapids: have the honor of submitting my annual report of the operations of thc-police department for the year ending Dec. 31, 1919. j As a "while peace and good order j has prevailed thruout the city during I the past year." I Attached you will find tabulated statement of all work performed by this department. In. conclusion I wish to thank his i honor and the Honorable Council -and the members of the Police and Fire i Commission for the many favors shown myself and the members of I this department. ..j.Yours respectfully, R. S. Payhe, Chief of Police. Roster of Department R. S. Payne................. .Chief W. A. Berg .............Patrolman James Howlett ..........Patrolman Louis Pariter............Patrolman Wilbur J. Berard......... Patrolman j Arrest For Offenses Assault and_battery ..............8 I Assault I Abusive language ................2 Abandonment minor child .........1 Burglary .......................3 Cutout open....................5 Driving over fire Disorderly conduct.............. 4 Forgery .......................2 Indecent language.............. .2 Larceny Operating car while intoxicated...2 Riding bicycle on sidewalk.......15 Reckless driving ....'.............5 Statutory offenses ................3 Selling liquor to Selling-liquor to blacklisted men...l Selling adulterated food ..........1 Short weight....................1 Speeding Vagrancy .......................1 Arrested for outside officers ......14 LATE WIRE NEWS STEEL CO. VAULT LOOTED New York, Feb. vault of the Pittsburg Steel Company in the Equitable Building was looted last night by burglars, it was learned to- day. A large sum in securities was stolen. The Equitable Building which is in the heart of the financial district the New York branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. CASE GIVEN TO JURY New York, Feb. case against Ben, Gitlow, former Bronx Assemblyman charged with criminal anarchy was given to a jury in the Supreme Court today. The charge was based on anarchists, who alleg- ed to advocate the overthrow of the government .by force which were printed in the Revolutionary age and publications in which Getlow was in- terested. TO OUST GOVERNMENT Saloniki, Feb. Bolshe- viki have fixed May first as the date of the conflict by which the present reguime in that country is to be according to Sofia dispatches which tell of the seizure. of Bolshe- viki documents there. 230 Communists have been taken in Sofia, 35 at Philillipopoli and 300 at Plevna. Total ........................116 Arrests made as follows: Payne ........................45 .23 POSTPONE PROM Madison, Feb. of _ the University Prom which Was to ''........f? have been held Friday evening, Feb.! pant.er .......................jr 13, has come as a result of orders of j the State Board of Health that it to MA of persons given night i 111 ti. would be unadvisable to hold the 47 patients in Mad- ison with 21 deaths already reported from the epidemic, the health auth- orities feel that no Prom-should-be held at the present time. EUGENE BISBEE DEAD Word has been received in the city announcing the death of Eugena Bis- bee, who passed away at his home in Merrill. The deceased was n resident of Vesper and well known in this city. 1 Fire alarms turned in.............8 Value of property lost and stolen 1 recovered Value of property lost or stolen and not recovered Truani; children looked after for j schools .....................42 i It is denied thiit Congress has done nothing, as both parties have been fully occupied pasisng the buck. DEAD 92 YEARS letter addressed to the composer Beethoven was re- ceived in Vienna the other day from a woman in the provinces. She wrote she had recently heard some of his music and was anxious 'o olnce her daughter un- der Irs t The postal auth- oritif delivered the letter to the ho-'s" in which Beethoven lived and where he died 92 years ago. The concierge said no such man resided there, so the postman sent It to the dead letter office. NEGRO PURCHASES BUILDING Nashville, old building in Cedar Street here, in ante-bellum days one of the largest slave mar- kets in Tennessee, and in later years the site of one of the South's most widely known saloons and gambling houses, is to be converted into a mov- ing picture theater for negroes. It has been purchased by a wealthy ne- gro real estate dealer, who as a boy was employed as "look-out" for the gambling house on Sundays to give warning of impending raids by the police. MORE IMPROVED HORSES Improved horses will increase in exact ratio to the decrease of stallion selling sharks and grafters. Many newspapers publishing "Hints to Most useful hint to a lot of 'em would be about and costs. RED CROSS GIVES AIDS TO VICTIMS PERSONS MADE HOME- LESS BY DISASTERS Thirty nine disasters, causing death to 650 persons, injury to and property losses totalling were reported to the American Red Cross and assistance requested during 1919, according to a report made pub- lic by National Red Cross Headquar- ters in Washington." Fifty thousand persons were made homeless by these disasters, and it was among these homeless and the in- jured that the American Red Cross did it effective work. Devastating Disaster The most devasting disaster was the flood and tornado at Corpus Christi, Texas, in September in which 200 persons were killed and thou- sands made homeless. The report stated that f was expended by the Red Cross in im- mediate relief work following these disasters. The emergencies included seven severe storms, two earthquakes six floods, ten fires, and explosions, three mine disasters, two race riots, a motor accident and five shipwrecks and marine disasters. Aid also was administered to hundreds who suffer- ed from loss of crops in Montana. Given Assistance During the race riots in Chicago in August milk tickets were dis- tributed and families, with 096 individuals, were given 'assist- ance. The disaster record shows that the. Red Cross is better equipped than ever before to respond to the call for help from districts visited by catas- trophies, the preparedness being one of the principal results of the inau- guration of the extensive peace time program. HIGHEST TEMPERATURE 30 DEGREES JAN. 4TH MUCH CLOUDINESS IN ALL SEC- TIONS OF THE COUNTRY Weather Observer George T. Nixon reports the highest temperature yes- terday was 30 degrees and the lowest 6. On the same date last year the highest was 41 and lowest 6 below. In 1904 the coldest was 25 below and the warmest 49 above in 1909. In 1919 the precipitation was .22 inches. Character of Day The day was partly cloudy and the wind in the northeast. The average depth of snow on the ground was 13.9 inches. There has been snow on the ground 71 days. Last year at this time the ground was bare of snow. The sun rose at a. m. and set at 5.08 p. m. Conditions There is much cloudiness in all sec- tions of the country except in the lake region where the pressure is highest to the North Atlantic coast, while it has decreased thruout the northwest. The weather is generally fair thruout the west and the tem- perature somewhat higher in the cen- tral and northern plains states. No unusually cold weather is indicated for several days at least. WORK STARTS ON SULPHITE ILL CONSOLIDATED COMPANY MOVES HOUSES TO MAKE WAY FOR MILL Work on the new sulphite mill the Consolidated Water Power Pa- per Company is now underway on property just west of the present mill. The exact location will be in the block just north of the electric light plant. The petition of the Consolidated company to close streets was made in order to make possible the running of tracks and erecting the mill. Materials Arriving It was stated at the company of- fices today that much of the material had arrived and that shipments were received today for the mill and for the construction work of the mill. Sand has been hauled to be used in, the construction' of the foundations. Houses on the property are now being moved to make room for work. Will Employ 100 Men The new sulphite mill will contain- a wood and grinding room and a screening room for refining the pulp. It is estimated that at least 100 more men will be employed in the mill when completed. Construction work will be pushed to completion. The work is un- der the charge of L. A. -DeGuere, chief engineer for the company, his assistant, A. E. Millinston, who has just come here to help direct the con- struction and by W. J. Ule of Point who is-the director of the oper- ations for both the power house con- struction and the sulphite mill. CONSIDER REFUSAL "PERSONAL INCIDENT MAY INCREASE NATIONAL MOVEMENT IN GERMANY (By Associated Press) Paris, Feb. of Baron I von Lesner, head of the German peace j delegation, to transmit to list of names whose extradition is 'de- manded by the Allies is considered by Paris newspapers as a "personal incident." Profit by Refusal There is, however, evidently a dis- position on the part of editors to ask whether it will tend to increase the national movement in Germany. Journals are unanimous in demand- ing that the Allies must profit by the incident and speak "reservedly and clearly" in exacting entire execution of the clauses of the treaty of Ver- sailles. WAUSAU RAISES PAY OF CITY OFFICALS Wausau, Feb. has join- ed in the general salary raising senti- ment by raising the pay of the city- officials. The mayor is now receiving per year. The city clerk re- ceives The matter of buildin? a spur track for the city was laid over for future consideration. A fee of will be charged for selling alcoholic, non-intoxicating liquors. There will be a re-districting of the city and a charge in wards. NO TRADE BEFORE RUSSLVPAYS DEBTS CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO BE HELD AT GENEVIA (By Associated Press) Copenhagen, Feb. Nor- way, Sweden, Finland and Holland have agreed not to resume trade with Soviet Russia before the Russian debt to nearly all these country have been paid or guaranteed, it is learned to- day. To Hold Conference Invitations to a conference to be held soon at Genevia will be issued to governments of European countries and the United States which is pro- posed to reach an agreement concern- ing action to be taken on this ques- tion. HATCHING TROUT A trout egg takes from 35 to 80 days to hatch, according to the tem- perature of the water. THE WEATHER Rain or snow tonight; some- what warmer in east portion Fri- day; mostly cloudy, possibly rain or snow in" extreme portion.   

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