Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - December 24, 1925, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE Tale it errved kf wire with Ikt re- pert ef the Aeaeclatel THbime WIATMBt OUIUNNI Friday; MM IH teeth tattiM; ratfcer TWELFTH 3718. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS., THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, PRICE THREE CENTS Today Give Useless Things. Money as Editor. The Accusing Apes. Not How You By Arthur Brisbane' you for COAL MINERS READY TO TALK PEACE In Christmas advertisements nay have seen "suggestions Christmas gifts." Here is another last minute sug- gestion. If you can't think what to give, send the cash and say, "buy ourself something useless." Or, if you buy the present, espe- cially for your wife, buy her some-1 thing useless. Useful things are ad-j inirable, but a useless thing gives the most pleasure, because it seems like a real present. Do not imitate the farmer that bought mother a axe to chop kindling. The Chicago Daily News is sold, and Victor Lawson is proud of the men so eager to invest in the enter- prise that Melville Stone and he built up. Names in the new ownership of the Chicago Daily News a loll call of the richest men in Chi- cago. All are intelligent. Many were included in the intellectual litt'.e group that bought and financed the for the door. Chicago Herald, until they got tired ?nd W. E. Hearst kindly took it oil their hands. HOLD YOUTHFUL PAIR FOR THEFT, FATAL SHOOTING .MILWAUKEE POLICE MAKE ARRESTS AFTER KILLING OF UNKNOWN MAN IN SALOON HOLDUP TODAY Milwaukee, Dec. an hour after two bandits had held up and robbed the saloon of Peter Gill of in currency and one of them had taken the life of an uniden- tified man who sought to "prevent their escape, John Zembrowski, 21, and frank Holsz, 19, both of Mil- waukee, were in cells and their con- fessions in the hands of the police. According to the confession, it was Holsl who did the shooting while his companion with the money, dashed Everybody will wish the new own- ers of the News all possible success. But the question that peihaps tuibs, Mr. looking is: "What success is possible when men that know more about money than journalism control a newspa- per? If wise, the new owners will allow Unknown Man Shot Dead The holdup occurred shortly be- fore noon. A large sum of money had just been placed in the till for the purpose of cashing pay checks of em- ployes of a nearby industrial con- cern. The bandits entered the saloon and while one of them held the bar- tender and patrons at bay, the other vaulted the bar and emptied the till of its currency. The unidentified man who at- tempted to wrest the gun from one Mr. Strong, thoroughly trained for j of the men was shot through years Under Mr. Lawson. to be the heart, complete boss, contenting themselves with taking profits. the Voronoff, transplanter of glands from our alleged humble ape broth- Wife Gives Alarm The speedy aiTest of the men was j clue to Mrs. Peter Gill, wife of the proprietor and a passing mail car- hile the bandits were still in into human bodies, will estabhsn! the salooiK jirs. Gill attending to her o farm for breeding monkeys at the' Mediterranean's edge, near Nice. Wherever ostriches can live apes wi'l live, says A hint for Florda, California. Texas and other mild climates. But suppose that we SHOULD bo duties in the dining room in the rear of the saloon, heard the commotion and hailed William Kapke, a mail carrier, who promptlj called the po- lice. Motorcycle Officer Harry Pietrow- ski was the first to arrive on the scene and made the capture without related to those "higher aid ofter a chrse of several blocks. Suppose they should appear at! and Holosz, it devel- judgment clay, pointing long, hairy j oped had been in the saloon the fingers at Voronoff, and gentlemen nitrht befoie and had acquainted of "restored saying: "They! themselves with the practice of the took our How would Voron- proprietor in cashing checks for em- ,off and others feel and what woulrl of nearby business places, j be the proper cteinal punishment for A crowd pursued the bandits as gland stealing? they fled from the saloon. The flight ended on a trestle in the railroad Sir Bache Cunard, rich, useful close by. In the lead of the Biiti.-her, says in his will, "I prefer' pursuers- was the unidentified strang- to go to my in a farm wagon or who climbed the trestle and grasp- rather than in a hearse, if conven-' one of the men by the arm. The ient." Picturesque idea, but it doesn't matter how you go to your grave. I The important question how you i go through life, and what you do' while passing tluough. Good St. Louis, king of France, meant well, when, of the plague, he had himself taken from Ins anil laid on lough ashe-'. other bandit fired, instantly killing the man. Youthful Bandits Hold Up Minneapolis State Bank Minneapolis, Dec. Three youthful bandits held up the Guar- That may helped his soul, anty State bank hero late yesterday, but the business of a king is to help St0fe between and in his people. Had he clone more peasants, instead of cash after locking six persons in the for French vaults, and escaped. gallivanting about the holy land, one of his suc- cessors, named Louis XVT. have lived longer, and theie been no .Napoleon. In their haste> tlie men overlooked several thousand dollars. They made getaway in an automobile, held might m'ght jn readiness at the curb by a fourth member of the band. Very Venerable Anagarika natala, head of the Buddhist chuich of southern India, Burma, Ceylon and Siam, says Chii.stians do "not live up to the tenets of Christ's teachings." We admit it humbly at this Chrirt- mas season, but the same to jou, Bride Member of Alleged Holdup Gang New York, Dec. Anna Ross, IS year old bride of a year, was arrested todpy as an al- 1 i 1 T i.t O Vt I V.T H-'VtV C.IO Brother Anagaiika. Ttou do not membcr of a band of 4-1. n t- r. All to the facilities of Buddha, and do not expect it of you. When Buddha paw the so hungry and thin that her little cubs could get no milk from her, he im- mediately allowed himself to be oaten by the tipress, thus stimulat- ing her milk supply. Nobody would e.xpect the venerable An.iparika to Jo anything like would be un- reasonable. It is also unreasonable to rxpect the hard woiking American to folio lite, ally the command about all to the poor. would be a bad thing for business fcnd prosperity, of vhich even the poor get a small share. eight. Police believed that the band was responsible for a series of chain grocery store robberies. Detectives described one of the pusoncrs, Victor Semmarco, as being a member of A wealthy family. Police say Joseph Cortney, alleged leader of the band confessed to sixteen recent robberies. Anna Ring, former show girl, is held at Brooklyn police headquarters until Samuel Pistanowitz arrives for the put pose of determining whether she is the "bobbed haired bandit" JOHN W, WEEKS IN TRAIN WRECK FORMER WAR SECRETARY RE- PORTED INJURED IN CRASH THAT COST THREE LIVES THIS MORNING. Spirit of Christmas Rules at Capital of Nation Today Washington, Dec. The and their son, John, who home spiiit of Christmas engulfed Wash-j from college. Nothing elaborate is HIS DIARY WILL "RAISE RUCTION" BUTLER ASSERTS FIRST ATTACK ON PHILADEL- PHIA MAYOR ONLY A BEGIN- NING IS DECLARATION OF OUSTED OFFICER Philadelphia, Dec. eral Smedley D. Butler, dismissed by Mayor Kendrick as head of the Philadelph'a police, said today '3hat publication of his dairy would "raise a ruction." He kept it during the two years he was director of public safety, and recorded, among other things, conversations the mayor and other city Wouldn't Go Easy The general saicl that a broad- side in which he alleged the mayor was a protector of big violators of the prohibition law was only a pre- liminary blpst. General Butler let it be known that he would endeavor to recall his letter of resignation from the mar- ine corps, which he submitted Mon- day in order to remain here. In making public letters which passed between himself and Mr. Kendnek and Joseph P. Gaffney, city solicitor, the general attempted show that it was because he would not "go easy" on the big hotels that he was "fired." Mayor Opposed Policy The correspondence included a letter from Butler to the mayor last November which said in regard to one hotel: "Drunken men and young girls were found upon the ballroom llcor." In one memorandum, Butler quo- ted the mayor as saying "you're go- ing too strong on these and you have to lay off these big "there is a difference between a investment and a cheap place which blackmails people." Mayor Kendrick made no comment on the correspondence, but issued an appeal to the people to support him in enforcing the law. Hold Man in New Lisbon P. O. Theft South Bend, Ind., Dec. Edward Allison, 52, alias Sho-ty Casey, was ordered held under COO bond, when arraigned before United States Commissioner Tal- cott, on a charge of postoffice rob- bery made by inspectors who inves- tigated robberies at Frame Du Chien ani New Lisbon, la_t September. Allison was at Elkhart, Ind., by Inspectors J. W. Toole of South Bend and T. W. E.- ans, of Wausau, Wis. WILL ME ANY PLAN AS BASIS FOR CONFERENCE POST OFFICE BUSINESS BIC HITS NEW RECORD IN STAMP j SALES FOR DECEMBER: HANDLES LARGE AMOUNT OF LETTERS AND PACKAGES Wisconsin Rapids postoffice rec- ords were shattered this year in the volume of stamp sales and pieces of mail handled, according to officials of the local office. For the full month -jf December a year ago, the stamp sales were slightly less than five thousand dollars. Thus far with sev- eral days of the month left the stamp sales have mounted beyond the six thousand dollar mark and with today's heavy sales together with the balance of the month, the record will be a new high one at over seven thousand dollars. One day thi; week stamp sales were in excess o: the largest day in the history of the post office. Tuesday Big Day Tuesday was the largest day in th< history of the local office. One carrier Former Senator Is Named Alian Property Custodian Charleston, S. C., Dec. 24.- Three men are known to be dead, one is missing and several were in- jured, including John W. Weeks, former secretary of war, as a re- sult of a head-on collision of two Atlantic Coast Line passenger trains early today at Gailard's Cut, near Moncks Corner. A relief train, with doctors and nurses is enroute to the scene. The extent of Weeks' injuries has not been learned. It is believed that due to the blocking of the northbound track by a freight train, which was de- railed last night, the two passenger trains were running on the south- bound track at the time of the ac- cident. Trains Overdue The two trains, number 70, north bound and 85, southbound were filled with Christmas and were said to have been going at a fair speed to make up for lost time. Two engines were reported smashed and seven cars derailed. One train ington today, submerging even im- portant affairs of state, as Santa Claus, aided by grcwn-ups and chil- dren, made last minute preparations to be king for a day. With congress already in adjourn- ment until after New Years, the wheels of government began slow- irg down today for an almost com- holiday stop of tnree nays. Al- though the shutdown does net be- come effective until the close of the days work, several cabinet members slipped out of town to spend Christ- mas with their fnnr.lios, and hund- icds of employes also left their posts. Gets Wisconsin Tree President Coolidge, busy at his, desk, left the White House prepara- tions for tomorrow to Mrs. Coolidge Washington, Dec. 24 ard Sutherland, former senator from West Virginia, was appointed today to be alien property custodian. Sutherland, who is a Republican, succeeds Frederick C. Hicks of New York, who died here several days ago. The new custodian served two terms in the house of representatives and one term in the senate, retiring from the latter body in 1923. He was _ engaged in the coal and timber land planned, as they expect to spend the business before entering the con- day in seclusion of the executive alone on one trip thousand pieces of delivered mail and two one was three quarters of an hour latf and the other seven hours due. i Although headquarters of the Bandits Flee With Payroll Cash who helped four men rob his father's jewelry .store vesterdaj. And anyhow that In anothcr js her husbandi Vincent King, an ex-convict, who was with her in a .shack on Long Island ten hours after the robbery. Police say that each had two pistols, when arrested. LITTLE JOE Find Aged Man Beneath Window of Burning Home Milwaukee, Las-t, 70 yonrs old, was found just his burning home this morn- ing. Apparently the aged man, who v.ns removed to a hospital, found Ir.p only avenue of c-fcapc a window, and -in his efforts to climb to safe- ty foil. He was unconscious whrn found. Aktnol Minneapolis, 24. Two .shipments of ;Tcohol, aggregating gallons were by prohibi- tion agents hero today in a last min- ute drive to make Christmas a "dry one here. road at Wilmington, N. C., had no official word of the wreck, unofficial j reports reaching Florence S. C., said the two engineers killed weie J. E. Cummings and H. T. Parri.sh. Mrs. Weeks Hurt Wilmington, N. C., Dec. W. Weeks, former secretary of war, escaped injury in the wreck of two Atlantic Coast Line passenger trains early today near Moncks Corner, S. C., but Mrs. Weeks was hurt, it was stated this afternoon i at the general offices of the road here. Officials add they had not been cble to ascertain the extent Pittsburgh, Pa., IVc. The over I Cluistmas payroll of the Pittsburgh Terminal Coal company, was tr.ken from the pay car by six armed men at JMollcnnucr, n mining set- of Mrs. Weeks' injuries. j Information from the scene of the wreck so far indicates no scri-' ous injuries to other passengers a'l i of whom have been transferred to other trains and started for their destinations. Stock DiTidend Standard Oi Christmas Present New York, Tho Standard Oil company of New York- today gave stockholders a Christmas present by declaring a stock dividend of 23 per cent. tojay. The m ulc their escape in an au- tomobile The bandits shot I. I.. Gump, n guild, in tlio abdomen. His cordi- licn is critical. LeRoy Hutton. paymaster for the company, and Gump and another guard had just alighted from a special Pittsburgh and Virgin- ia railroad pay car to go to mine number 3, nearby, when the robbers drove up. The bandies opened fire immediately. One of the robbers jumped from the marlvnr, took the tng containing the payi oil and then jeturned to Ihe car. As the robbers ('rove avay, they fired a pavting volley of shotb iU Ilutt-m and the guard. Author Dead Hollywood, Calif., Alice Harriman, 64, author and publisher, died of pneumonia at her home here early today. A contributor to many magazines since Mrs. Hnrrimsn also was the author nf fovcrftl hooks of which the two most -loted wore "A Man Of mansion and to have no house guests. There will be a White Christmas tree, ship- ped from Wisconsin and decorated tonight the president and Mrs. Coolidge expect to take paH in a Christmas eve ceretirny at a community tree planted south of the treasury. The president, at six r'clock, will press a button lighting the tree, and he and Mrs. Cooljdge expect to re- main for the singing of several Christmas carols. Later in the eve- ning, the choir of the First Congre- gational church which they attend, will call at the White House to sing carols, among them "Bells nf Christ- composed by Dr. Jason Noble Pierce, the pastor, and dedicated to Mrs. Coolidge. Saturday Is Holiday Like the president, a number of caoinet members and government officials remain in the capital 'over the holidays. Vice Piosident Dawes will spend the day at his He was born at Kirkwood, Missouri, and is 60 years old. Shipping Thru Soo Locks Breaks Last Year's Mark Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Dec. h e movement of freight through the locks here during the navigation season jnst closed ag- gregated short tons. The final report of the United en- gineers' office shows. This is an in- crease of short tons over th'j 1924 season, but short of the peak years immediately following the war when the tcr.nage exceeded the mark. family alone received over fifty pieces on that single trip. Up to date there have been issuec in one day 151 money orders, while the largest single day on record be- fore was 129 money orders according to Minard Gaulke, money order clerl at the post office. Are Caught Up Asst. Postmaster M. H. Panter de- clared today that with some extra help to meet the enlarged business of the office, that the office was up to date on its deliveries and that all incoming as well as outgoing mail had been handled in a regular man- ner and without delay. The local office will be closed on Christmas day in the sense that there will be no city or rural de- liveries, although the lobby will be open and all outgoing mail will be dispatched and all first class mail will be distributed to box holders. The only deliveries to be made will be special delivery mail and one parcel post delivery. Davis Approves Lapel Ribbons for Civilians Washington, Dec. 24 Davis ha Sec- the use Drunken Drivers Freed Pending Court Decision Inasmuch as there are two laws in the statutes of Wisconsin under which a charge can be brought for drunken driving, one of which was passed in 1925, and the other prior to that time, the sentence of the four men who have been charged with drunken driving, in the past two or three months, will be suspended, as a question has arisen as to which law is enforced, Judge Connor stat- ed. A case from Milwaukee county on this question has been certified to the HEAD OF MAYOR'S COMMIT- TEE INFORMED OF WORK- ERS' DECISION TODAY BY PRESIDENT LEWIS Sera--ton, Pa., Dec. I presiriert of the United Mine Woikers, has notified Mayor John Durkan, chairman of the an- thracite commitue of mayors, an.l I burgesses, that the miners are wil- j ling to meet the operators in confer- ence to ,j any plan for peace, it was learned today. Mayor Durkan admitted he had received a message from the miners' chief and said he would make it public later. State Helps Banks Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. State funds are being deposited in banks of the Pennsylvania coal fields to take the place of savings drawn by the miners. Samuel S. Lewis, state treasurer, today said this is being done so far as possible in both the anthracite re- gion, where mining operations have been at a standstill since September 1 and in the bituminous section. Although the treasurer did not dis- close how much money has been placed in the banks in the mining communities he said approximately has been deposited in in- stitutions in various counties in the state with especial attention to coal producing counties. Priests Ask Peace Scranton, Pa., Dec. A new move to end the anthracite strike has been made by 16 Cath- olic priests, who claim they repre- ss 'i. a pastoral capacity, 85 per cent of the anthracite miners and who as- sert that a great majority of the men are tired of the suspension and desire to return to work pending settlement; by arbitration. In letters to Major W. W. Inglis, chairman of the anthracite opera- tors negotiating committee, and John L. Lewis, president of the Uni- ted Mine Workers, the priests plead "for the sake of humanity and in the name of Almighty God" for a resumption of negotiations. Lewis at his home in Springfield, 111., for Christmas, refused to dis- cuss the letter. Major Inglis, before the priests' letter was issued, said the operators vyere ready to meet the miners any time to "negotiate the basis on which the strike can be ended." "We object he "to meeting to pass upon certain speci- ficed plans for settlement. There can be no negotiations under such cir- cumstances because of the attempt :o settle in advance what the con- ference shall do." Ten Hurt When Big Bus Collides With Automobile home in Evanstcn, 111. A number of WlU J? Imniatur? reproductions of the ordinary service noting decorations awarded wearer. the senators and representatives, most of them from distant states, are re- maining here through the recess. Through passage of special act by congress, Saturday has been made a legal holiday this year in the dis- trict of Columbia. bill was pass- ed after Presicbnt Coolidge by ex- ecut've orJcr, directed government employed at the state cap'itol" v as offices to close ths day after Christ-1 killed late yesterday when he was mas as well as tomorrow. J stmck by an automobile. Automobile Kills Man Madison, Wis., Dec. Michael Kurz, 67, a shipping dork Even Postal Workers Get Holiday This Christmas Christmas 'Dav will be obssrved -Ailh a complete suspension of com- mercial and industrial activity. operations will be resumed Saturday morning at 7 o'clock. The majority of local stores, Stores and factorio.s will be closed which have kept open in the evening and even the postM for for several weeks to accommodate v! om Christmas na< heretofore been the aimuai pre3s of Christmas busi- ness, will close their doors at 6 o'- clock tonight, to reopen Saturday. The holiday for postal emploves '.vaicls Paper company the suspen- is the result of a new ruling of the sion will commence at 6 o'clock to- posteffice department discontinuing night and except for the pulp mill deliveries on Christmas Day. Mar- which will resume Sat-, tin Panter, assistant postmaster, <-.IQ of the Busiest of days, will en- oy a holiday. At the mills of the Nekoosa-Ed- by the army of lapel ribbons for Wisconsin Supreme court for deci- toThe iejrs! wear with civilian dress. The rib- Ellsworth, Wis., Dec. Pen persons are recovering from in- luries received when a passenger bus :ollided with an automobile and plunged over a ten-foot ment here late yesterday. Judge W. P. Knowles of River Tails suffered serious injuries while he other nine persons escaped with cuts and bruises. The bus was en route to St. Paul. Colliding with the automobile, the bus went over the embankment and landed in a ditch. Passengers were severely shaken and several of them, including Judge Knowles, were brought to a local hospital. The judge suffered injuries sion and Jii'dge Connor has decided j to withhold sentence and to release the transgressors on bond until a de cision is handed down, at which tim tlffey will be brought back into court and sentence imposed according to the law, as decided by the Supreme court. Grand Jury Indicts Four For Lynching Clarksdale, Miss. Dec. Four indictments were returnee here today by the Conhoma county grand jury which was convened in special session Tuesday to investi- gate the lynching Saturday night of Lindsey Coleman, negro. The names and specific charges were not public pending is- suance of warrants and the arrest of the men indicted. Two and a volume "Will Tho-i Not Sing." urday, will continfta until 7 o'clock Monday morning. At the ConaolWatad Water Power and Paper here the Christmai holiday cemaMneed at 3 o'clock this afteraoon, OnVe em- of ployes will enjoy' a vacation until Monday but in the mill laid today that as a special accom- modation Christmas parcels arriving toe late for distribution today would be delivered tomorrow morning. Pint class mail will distributed to lock boxes, but other than activity at the postoffice will be sus- pended. Alcohol Laden Machine Seized at Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. A touring car loaded with 124 gal- lons of alcohol enroute from Ch-cago to St. Paul was Mind hen and Har- ry Kessler, driver of Chicago, WM arrested. Jack Greene, Chicago, ion, was released. Taken cftjr court, Kessler wat Aned SMt and then re-arrested on a state charge of transporting liquor. He hatd pending plea to this I Radio Helps Farmers toBeatElefitorMen Bismark, N. D., Dec., Installation by farmers of radio re- ceiving sets sometimes enables them to beat the elevator man in the salt of grain, a complaint received here today by the state railroad board shows. The complaint is that the farmer can receive market than the elevator operator. If the market drops he can sell his cd grain before tho elevator operator learns of the pric3 change. The railroad Uard admits that the aituation may be a difficulty for the elevator man but says there nothing the boar! can do about it. Alfin C Reis Resipt Wbctfisui Legal Madison, Dec. Al vin C. Keis, assistant attorney eral and couiwel for the Wiacomla department of markets, signed to become Chicago law ary 2. He virtually all af _ _ rave co pait he WiatoMto erattve law aad le UK ctmaUttee m kgal oflWals.