Issue date: Tuesday, November 29, 1927
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Publication name: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - November 29, 1927, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
A. P. LEASED WIRE Thli paper served by leased wire with the news report of (he Associated Press. Rwids Daily Tribune S T R U Tr I NEWS P E A C O N S T R U 10 PAGES TODAY The net paid circulation of The Tribune U Fourteenth 4410. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Tuesday, November 29, 1927. Price Three Centa CHAPTER 1 In 1871 a few buffalo hunters, among them a certain Captain Stone, pitched their camp on a lit- tle knoll in Kansas just north of the Indian Territory line. South and west of the rise flowed Fall Creek; on the east the waters of Big Cas- ino creek ran their endless course and invited the roaming herds of buffalo and other wild game in which the region abounded. The captain was a far-seeing man. He noted the abundance of spring water, the succulence of the prairie grass and the not unimportant fac- tor of the place's nearness to the border of a land from which the government, in accordance with its treaties with the Indians, had ex- cluded the white man from settling. When other buffalo hunters joined them, Stone thought he saw the pos- sibility of a new "Princess of the as Wichita then called it- self; so he took the first step in colonization and established a small store, carrying such supplies as the hunters required, including, the rec- ords state, one barrel of whisky. As the population increased, Cox and Emerson put in a real outfitting store and a man named Dickie in- stalled a genuine saloon, with bar, foot-rail and all accessories. The prairies, with their luxuriant growth of blue stem and buffalo grass, be- came dotted with small cattle and horse ranches; the big cattle herds on their way to Ogallala, Neb., then a big shipping point on the Union Pacific, stopped in the little town for their supplies. And the news traveled fast. Soon hundreds were drifting into Cald- well, farthest southwest of the plain settlements; whereupon Stone and two other men, Dagner and Smith, laid out a townsite. In a few years Caldwell had at- tained a population of 2000. In 1879 the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe ran its tracks down from Wellington. forging an iron link between Cald- well and Wichita and making its bid for the big herds that thundered up the Chisholm Trail. The buffalo camp had flowered into a cow town one of the wickedest cow towns in history. The big boom that started with the coming of the railroad found Gordon W. Lillie waiting on table in one of Caldwell's busy restaurants and longing for something that would more nearly satisfy a normal youth's desire for adventure and the opportunity to make a fortune. As he saw it, the main require- ment for the latter was a working capital, whereas Gordon Lillie and capital were not yet acquainted. As far back as he could remember, Newton Lillie, his father, had had about all he could do to make ends meet. Gordon was 19, and the old- est of the children. Then came Al- bert, Effic May, Lena and Gordon's foster sister, Lucy Conant. Newton Lillie had been a flour miller in Bloomington, 111. Two years before, calamity had descend- ed on the family when fire had de- stroyed the mill, and the Lillies now lived near Wellington, Kas., about 25 miles from Caldwell, where the father still patiently tried to eke out a living from another flour mill, but counted more hopefully on the pro- ductivity of the farm land that he had pre-empted. Gordon Lillie stood in the door- way of the restaurant, his gnzo roving idly over one of the strang est medleys of humanity a man had ever looked upon. It was Saturday, afternoon in Caldwell. Bronzed chap-clad cowboys from nearby ranges, or stopping en route from their fatiguing herd riding, rubbed elbows with roughly dressed rail- road laborers, for the Santa Fe ex- tension was not yet finished and Caldwell was the haven of thirsty souls who worked along the right of way. Here were cattle thieves, horse thieves, Indians, desperadoes; wo- men, some with children and others with hard eyes and painted cheeks and a ready smile for each passing male; men making sidewalk speeches on the coming greatness of Cald- well, urging their listeners to buy while the boom was yet young. A clatter of hoofs and an envelop- ing cloud of dust moved down the street. Three men dismounted in front of the restaurant. The tallest of the three, a man with a shaggy black beard, eyed the youth with cold appraisal and waited. Lillie did not appear to notice him. He tugged at his lip and was lost in contemplation of the panorama of wild border life before him. A harsh voice broke in on his LYNN thoughts. "We're hungry. Are you gonna stand there and go to sleep or invite us Lillie straightened up with a start. He murmured something in apology, then led the way into the dining room and indicated a table for the trio. Glibly he recited the bill of fare. The bearded man listened impa- tiently and then gave his order. "And get a move he added surlily. The youth glanced at him sharply, noted the heavy, brutal features, the deep-set, slitted gray eyes, and said nothing. He went about the business of setting food before them and re- tired to the kitchen. Another waiter was out there, eating his own sup- per ahead of the evening rush. "I've got a crab out Gordon Lillie told him. The waiter squinted out into the dining room. "Him? That's Tom Benton. He's ornery." Presently a loud command in Ben- ton's surly tones called Lillie forth. The man was pounding on the table with his fist. "What kind of beef do you call this? This steak's so damned tough you could solo boots with it." The color deepened in Gordon Lillie's ruddy cheeks and resentment flamed within him. He made no an- swer but started to remove the of- fending meat. Benton's heavy stare never left the youth's face. "I said the steak was he repeated. "I'm waitin' to hear you admit it." A calm voice drifted from the dooi-way. "I didn't know anything or anybody came too tough for you, Benton." Benton swung around and (Continued on Page Four) Suttee. Read Zadig. The Night of Life. And Satan Came Also. The New Ford Arrives. -----By Arthur Brisbane A Hindu woman, going back to ancient custom and superstition, in- sisted on performing the ancient rite of which meant burning alive on the fire that burned her hus- band's body. While frantic fanatics held back British police, the woman threw herself on the fire and lay burning beside her dead husband, while the crowd yelled its delight. In her agony she rolled from the funeral pyre, holding in her arms the hus- band's body, which rolled into the river. Rescued by police, she would not return to her home for two days, but remained in agony on the spot where her husband's body disappeared. Then more police took her by force. Horribly burned, and neglected af- terward, she will probably die. LITTLE JOE For an admirable, truthful account of horrible conditions still existing in India, forced marriage of little girls 9 years old to middle aged men, and other atrocities, read "Mother written by an American wo- man. Read also Voltaire's which will delight you. It tells how a wandering philosopher cured the "suttee" habit in one part of Jndia. He told the people he admired "sut- but suggested one amendment. Before being burned, the widow- must spend two hours with the hand- somest young man with her. The crowd missed that "suttee." You may not like to see that un- ion jack covering so much of the earth's territory, but the widows and the little girls of India may be glad that flag floats over the miserable cattle allowed to starve to death, because bratalized Hindus think it a sin to put them out of their millions of "un- human beings kept in horrid misery by India's caste sys- tem. John Bull does what he can to Help them all, and actually orders his police to shoot stai-ving, dying the Hindu mob yells its superstitious fears. But John Bull will have to answer for one thing at the judgment day. Protecting Hindus from Mohamme- dans that would gladly massacre them, curbing the exactions, taxing and vices of the rajahs and dimin- ishing by millions the number of deaths from plague and famine, Britain has caused India's popula- tion to rise from to That's a serious responsi- bility. Alfred Tucker, bricklayer, out of work, and his wife, both past 60, were found dead yesterday with gas turned on. Near the man's body was a bank book marked "account clos- ed." Potter's field and the grave are never closed, so the old couple turned in that direction. Old age is the night of life. "Work, for the night is coming when man's work is says the old hymn. For those that have not saved, age is a dreary night. Russia has warned Poland to let Luthuania alone. Germany is sup-i on Page GENEVA MEET OPENS TOMORROW ANTI-DRYSWANT FOR CAMPAIGN FUND ASSOCIATION AGAINST PRO- HIBITION AMENDMENT WOULD ASCERTAIN VOTERS' VIEWS ON REPEAL. New York, Nov. fund of is wanted by the As- sociation Against the Prohibition Amendment to conduct a national campaign to ascertain the voters' views as to whether the 18th amendment should be repealed or modified. Capt. William H. Stayton, of Washington, D. C., chairman of the association, outlined plans for na- tional or state referenda at a pri- vate dinner last night at the Union League club, to which 297 speak ers, many of them prominent Re publicans, were invited. Action Not Revealed A cloak of secrecy was thrown about the affair and just what ac- tion, if any, was taken, was not re- vealed. Newspapermen were not invited. When the dinner broke up the diners were uncommunica- tive as to what had taken place. They hastened to the motor cars in the rain and parried questions. Besides Captain Stayton, other speakers were Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia Uni- versity, former United States Sen- ator James W. Wadworth jr., and former Representative John Philip Hill of Maryland. Before the dinner Captain Stay- ton said it was planned to send two letters to voters next year, at an estimated cost of ten cents per voter. He figured that from to would be needed in the next four years. Suggests Pledge Newspapers said that at the din- ner Stayton proposed that the na- tional referendum plank be accom- panied by a pledge that the out- come of such a referendum should be binding in conscience on nom- inees for congress. Meanwhile Senator Borah, speak- ing at the Yale university said: "This business of a referendum will pet us nowhere. Nominate candidates for the presidency who are either for or against the en- forcement or repeal of the prohibi- tion law and then we will have a real referendum." The Senator termed nullification "infamous, cow- ardly and slimy." Immigration Order Will Bar Aliens Detroit, Nov. new test of an immigration order, which af- ter Thursday will bar hundreds of aliens residing in Canada and Mex- ico from crossing the borders daily to work in the United States, is to be made in federal court here. The test led to arrest Monday of Joseph Cox, 25, of Windsor, Ont., who at- tempted to enter the United States after having been barred November 7 by a special board of inquiry. He is an iron worker employed in De- troit. He was barred for not having an immigration visa. The government won the first test on the immigration order Monday when Federal Charles Simons dismissed a bill of complaint by two aliens calling on local immigration authorities to show cause why they should not be restrained from en- forcing the new order. Edward G. De Gree, attorney for the plaintiffs, announced he would make a second test and the arrest of Cox followed. Cox said he had ap- pealed his case to the secretary of labor. Judge Simons has set December 3 as the date for hearing the case. Unless there is some intervention from.Washington, immigration au- thorities say that approximately aliens who are in Detroit will be barred when the orders take effect Thursday. Return for Local Relief Work As a direct result of the splendid showing made by Wisconsin Rapids in the campaigns for funds conduct- ed here in 1926 and 1927 by the Salvation Army the state organiza- tion has returned for use in local relief work' the sum of- The money was received by M. S. King, who was chairman of the local campaign committee this year, and has been turned over by him to Mrs. J. B. Nash, who headed the woman's committee which co-oper- ated in the work. Expenditure of the money, which is solely for relief work, will be directed by Mrs. .Nash, with the advice of the local Salva- tion Army advisory committee. Modern Cinderella Who Outdid Fairy Tale Now Considers Rosy Future Janesville, Wis., Nov. A modern Cinderella who outdid the fairy tale by living for a month in a veritable fairyland provided by her today contemplated a future made golden by the gene- rosity of her benefactor. The girl is 17-year-old Jean Bu- chanan whose quiet life with three sisters and a widowed mother in this city of was interrupted this fall by a visit to London, Er.g., as the guest of their grand uncle, Baron Woolavington. Accompanied by her elder sifter Catherine, Jean crossed the ocean for a visit that ended three weeks ago. Not for a day as the old SUPERIOR POLICE BELIEVE MAN KILLED GIRL AND THEN SHOT HIMSELF; HAD BEEN REFUSED BY GIRL Superior, Nov. bodies of Julia Salmi, 23, Forbes, Minn., and Christ Olson, 25 believed to be from Detroit, ere found in the girl's room in a local rooming house. A revolver was laying between the bodies. Police believe the man killed the girl and then shot himself. No mo- tive other than jealousy could be ad- vanced, they said. The girl was shot behind the right ear. The man had evidently then placed the barrel of the revolver in his nostril and pull- ed the trigger. Police discovered the bodies early today. Know Little of Girl Little is known of the girl, who came here about four months ago from Forbes, Minn., where her par- ents live. She was quiet and did not go out much, Mrs. Minnie Mattilda, landlady said. She told Mrs. Mattil- da of a sweetheart whom she ex- pected from Detroit. The man, who police believe is the sweetheart from Detroit, visited her early last eve- ning and stayed the night, Mrs. Mat- tilda said. Blood trickling under the door of the girl's room and into the hallway led a woman roomer, who discovered it, to call police, who broke down the door and discovered the two bodies lying on the bed. A partially-emp- tied bottle of moonshine was on the floor beside the bed. Examination of the revolver showed two shots had been fired. Identify Olson Olson's identity was established by cancelled bills in his pocket and by laundry marks. He was later iden- tified as a resident of Superior. He lived in the rooming house where the girl worked as a chamber maid, and friends said he had proposed mar- riage to her but she had refused. Slip Results In Return To Washington Park Falls, Wis., Nov. "slip betwixt cup and lip" has re- sulted in the return of Tom Holland to Washington on charges of big- amy. Holland, on a spree here, was ar- rested for drunkenness by a patrol- man. When he was searched, a letter from a friend was found on him say- ing that he was "wanted." Communication with Washington authorities resulted in the informa- tion that Holland was a fugitive from justice. He is charged with having married a girl in Kansas and another girl in Alaska. Witnesses Support Remus Insanity Plea Cincinnati, 0., Nov. eye witness story of the association of Franklin L. Dodge jr., former federal department of justice agent, with Mrs. Imogene Holmes Remus, continuation of which George Re- mus contends drove him mad, was related in Remus' murder trial to- day. Two other witnesses added their opinions that Remus was insane prior to the time he shot and killed his wife in Eden park here Octo- ber 6.