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Mitchell Evening Republican (Newspaper) - December 27, 1929, Mitchell, South Dakota
Weather fair warmer the evening Republican third edition volume a xxxv Mitchell s. Friday december 27, 1929 twelve pages number 74all Lapke murder clues Are dissipated Sioux Indian hunted for killing wife most Beautiful Peerless Charles mix county Brave shoots wife while at card game jealousy blamed Lake Andes s. D., dec. 27.�? a special a Paul Black Moon Sioux Indian who shot and killed his wife last night at the Home of Orson Packard last ight was found dead about noon today at his Home near Marty. Authorities have pieced together the pack Moon tragedy and believe that the Indian hurried Home immediately after shooting his wife. Arriving there he waited until his brother awoke this morning and after eating breakfast with him sent him away from the House on an errand. Some time Between to a rn., and 12 o clock the officials think. Black Moon desperate and despondent Over the murder of his wife fired the charge of a Shotgun through his own head. The empty gun was on the floor beside the bed upon which Black Moon s body Lay. Officers who had started a search of the Woods in the neighbourhood of Black Moon s Home did not arrive at the Indian s House near the Marty Mission until noon. They were the first to discover the suicide. I lady Victor War Render is considered one of the most Beautiful women in the British peerage in addition to holding the title of a Best dressed woman in she is the. Wife of the eighth baronet of Lochend Monist member of parliament. Lake Andes s. D., dec. 27�? special a Paul Black Moon Sioux Inman. Aged 25, is wanted this morning for the cold blooded murder of vis Young wife. Moon is charged with shooting his wife through a window while she sat at a game of Quot Dummy in the Home of Orson Packard another Slot x Indian seven Miles Southeast of Here about to c clock last night. Jealousy is believed to have been the motive which prompted the slaying although tile authorities admit they Hape been unable to unearth anything that leads them to this conclusion other than gossip of the friends of the Black Moons and the Packard. According to sheriff Hammer or. And mrs. Black Moon who live near the Marty Mission arrived at the new dry plan is up to Congress unified Border patrol on Canadian line is main provision Washington d. dec. 27.�?up a plans for prohibition enforcement which include a unified Border patrol and limitation of the number of ports of entry from Canada will be submitted by the Treasury to Congress As soon As a joint congressional committee to consider prohibition questions is named. Under Secretary Mills who made the announcement today said that president Hoover s suggestion that a congressional committee be named to study consolidation of enforcement agencies had not been acted upon. He said that As soon As the com Packard Home late yesterday after in noon to spend the evening. Besides i or. And airs. Packard there were Kentucky posse chases bandits outlaws slay Bank president and manage to evade pursuers blood stains too thick for Finger prints but old Blind horse knows Slayer probably carried body from Bam mystery unsolved by a staff writer of the evening Republican Miller s. D., dec. 27�?an old Blind horse in the Lapke stables knows who killed mrs. Anton Lapke murdered on the night of dec. 14 in the granary of her farm Home near Here. The murderer or murderers know. The hand county officials and the special investigators called into the Case who left Miller the Day before Christmas do not know. V furthermore every clue they had save one has been exploded. What they found on the Tail of this old Blind nag is the Only remaining clue. Little is expected from this it was revealed by a source of information close to the investigation. This information is of unquestioned reliability and it is Given to the evening Republican exclusively. Finger prints valueless Finger prints scattered so copiously about the granary where the killing was done have been sent to Bertillion experts and pronounced valueless. There was too much blood on the murderers hands for one thing it was pointed out. For another the impressions were mostly made on Wood which had been unpainted for years and what Little Chance there was of getting a Clear imprint of the lines in the skin of the fingers by which identification is possible was ruined by that fact. The porous Wood a Fence jumping Herd of Buffalo is raising havoc with Road Crew Pierre s. D., dec. 27�? a buffaloes to the right of them buffaloes to the left of them buffaloes to the rear of them thundering Onward. This is the predicament faced by members of the state gravel Crew working West of fort Pierre. On several occasions the buffaloes numbering about forty head have worked havoc in the gravel pits. Horses have All but stampeded and workmen have ceased to work. Driven away the animals insist upon returning perhaps out of curiosity but More Likely by the attraction of piles of Hay. Fences fail to Stop them. Several times workmen have seen buffaloes hurdle a Fence with the Grace of an Antelope. Cattle guards mean nothing to members of the thundering Herd for they Clear them with a bound and head for the pit. Educator and politician will make social Survey prof. Charles e. Merriam of Chicago University Heads Hoover commission unlimited millions of Rockefeller foundation behind move Smiths Grove ky., dec. 27�?op a embattled Southern Kentucky far Mer and officers incensed by the i submit a plan for a unified Border three other Indian men at the Packard Home. After supper mrs. Black Moon and three of the Man sat Down near a window to Piaf cards. Mrs Packard and another j Indian sat on the Edge of the bed j near the can table. Death instantaneous the game had been in Progress j Only a few minutes when Black killing of a country Bank president by three Bank bandits today guarded highways Bridges and Miles of railway track and peered into Woods and caves for the slayers of j. Robert Kirby 45. Although it was believed that one or More of the men had been wounded and two stolen automobiles the bandits used and a portion of the Bank loot had been recovered the posses comprised of armed men who at one time numbered 800 or 1,000, had been walked after a search of All Day and night. The Aid of Tennessee officers was invoked late last night after officers at Scottsville 20 Miles South of the robbery and shooting had patrol which would require the con pursued two men in an automobile sent of Canada because it will pro toward Gallatin Tenn. Scottsville vide for limitation of the number of ports of entry to this country. In addition to limiting the ports of entry the plan he said will provide for an intensive Border patrol under the direction of the coast guard to prevent smuggling. At present the under Secretary Moon left the Hoyh. The other Quot a a Frfd can members of the party told the Slier a a i of country any Iff they heard Roe one at Tang a a re along the Border but must about the House soon afterwards and a port a Entrance at the nearest supposed it to be b atle Moon. They pm this requires a a saw his l ice at the window once a to wort ten or fifteen Miles in a he Aid Side the Border. Under the new a then suddenly without any plan if approved by Congress and warning the barrel of a Shotgun Canada the patrol would work was thrust in the window and an along the exact torte and prevent explosion rent the air. Mrs. Black j p its Moon who was facing the window Roesig a with fell Forward across the table a gaping wound in her breast. Although the remaining members of the Pally dashed outside in search of the Slayer they found nothing. Black Moon however was no where to be found. The gun with Tahichi the crime had been committed also had disappeared. Used own gun according to Packard the sheriff says Moon probably used his own Shotgun. Packard intimated said the sheriff that Moon probably planned toe killing before he came to the Packard Home. The Indian Packard said had no gun with him when he entered the House and it is though that he might have carried it from his own Home and seemed it outside until such a t ire a he Lould use it All of Al a re to Iris Hans have been searched Tut thu far sheru1 Hammer and his deputies have Flea to find Trace of the missing Man rum runner killed Elpaso Texas dec. 27.�?up a this City today t eed a More or less dry new years Day As a result of a gun Battle Between alleged rum runners and Border patrolmen which Cost the life of one and the Freedom of another. Herefords officers were informed one of the men had been shot in the shoulder. Kirby president of the Farmers Bank of Smith s Grove was shot and killed Early yesterday As he and a party of others tried to halt the bandits car about five Miles North of Here. The three desperadoes had robbed the Oakland Bank at Oakland near Here of Between $1,000 and $1,500 and a Rby had been notified by Telephone. The bandits had been fired on also at Oakland. A few minutes after the Battle with the posse near Here they abandoned their car and in it weapons and part of the Bauk loot was found. A heavy guard of men was placed Over a Small Cave celled locally a sink Hole a near Hays a on a report that two of the men had entered it but late yesterday a National guardsman from Bowling Green Henry usher went into it alone and the Quarry was not the Dixie Highway several Miles to the West officers found a car with an Indiana License which later was identified As having been stolen at Indianapolis. In it were other weapons and it seemed a certainty the three planned to Speed to it in the car used in the robbery and change machines to throw an and for 60 Hereford pursuers off the Trail. Cow and two Regmer Eai Bull was very successful for to oct to a Perl o. S. Jones of Draper and executive office Brough i Fin Fetta of f go appreciation. Washington. A. Dec. 2t-w> a Mitchell Republican a temporary Headquarters were a Mitchell s d provided for president Hoover today my Mcneil d. U. The state War and Navy building a gentlemen in a spacious suite from which he i want to Tell you that the �?o0natfonh a fire Nitard White classified and which we ran to in your paper Tor three is the work of transferring the a of the registered defense to make move in Bank Case Pierre s. D., dec. 27�?upv�?filing of briefs by defense attorneys we bin 60 Days is the next Legal action expected b South Dakota a Bank guaranty Case in which attorney general m. Q. Sharpe and other plaintiffs Are seeking to Cornel payment if depositor claims against closed state Banks. I. R the state supreme court yesterday Lieve your paper is one of sues brought a Large number of inquiries and most satisfactory result. I had a Man Here from Kenebel who bought the cattle in 24 hours after the first insertion. I be a pm. A the Best medium for Dassi us Sharpe and c e i. Crawford and Charles p. Warren Huron attorneys who represent depositors in the mandamus action in compel payment. The briefs detailed reasons for their in Ion that Mon. J f now in the fund should be paid j bring results. I by to sess ments against Ber Banks should by continued. Necessary accoutrements presidential Headquarters to their temporary location in the Hope that or. Hoover might be Able to occupy his new office tomorrow and avoid so far As possible the inconvenience of receiving business callers in his living quart ers at the White House. Some members of Congress have cent new building strutted for the use of the president a stately Structure of great architectural Beauty and a dignity in keeping with his great office. The old executive offices even since their renovation last summer have a t Iii been recorded by Many As Blade it a a Apo slots and that annual a there is always a Blank on i to the needs of the growing Anent against assets of Mem a a fied advertising in your a Good and Seldom fails to one. I presidential staff. Scope showed was a mass of reddened splinters. Officials were disappointed when this report was received it a was admitted by one of them. The remaining clue is one of the most unusual in a Case which has been Replete with unexpected revelations. _ even horse blood stained the Blind horse in the stables of the Lapke farm was found to have a Large blood stain on its Rump. A considerable amount of the blood had run Down and stained the animal s Tail. Several strands of bloody hair were Cut and sent to the state University at Vermillion for analysis in an Effort to be sure the blood was that of a human being. The necessary chemicals for making the test were not available there and the samples were sent on to the University of Minnesota. The results have not yet been Learned. In discussing this development officials declared they held Little Hope of this clue pointing a sufficiently definite Trail to result in an Airest. A i am satisfied it will be found to be human blood but what of it asked one official. May have borne body a How did it get there i am certain it was through one of two ways. Either the murderer or murderers wiped his blood stained hands on the animals Rump or else the horse was used to carry the body to its final resting place nearly a mile from the scene of the killing. A the nature of the blood stain Points almost conclusively to the latter contingency. Re creating the scene it is obvious that if the were placed face Down on the animals Back the head pointed to the rear and the Corpse lashed in place the pressure of securing the body would have caused an Issue of blood from the Throat wound which would make precisely the Type of stain found. A that the body would be tied in that position can be regarded As a certainty in the heart of the person or persons who did this rile thing is Only one emotions fear of being found out. What would they do9 they would tie the body onto the animals Back in such a Way As to Best hide the ghastly wound in the Throat through which the life blood hat. not much of clue a that Means the body of mrs. Lapke had to be tied face Down to accomplish this purpose. It also Points the reason for tying the Corpse with the head toward the rear. That is because the Broad flanks better hid the Gash in the Throat from View than the neck would have Ione. A i am sure that i have Analysed this correctly a the official said but what does it prove the Lapke family was at the Bam that night to be sure As were several other persons but this horse was not noticed to be missing and the blood stains n the animals Tail were not discovered until several Days later. A there were about Twenty persons in a posse scouring the neighbourhood after the family gave the alarm. All of the neighbors have been questioned but none can be found who saw this particular horse abroad. A so if you give us the Breaks and a blood test proves the blood on the animals Back to have been human in its origin what do we know we know How the body was carried that mile. What else do we know just How will that Point to the identity of the person or persons who committed the crime revelations of the official beliefs end the possibility that a maniac was the killer of the woman. A studied attempt was made to put pushers off the Trail. Earlier reports were that mrs. Lapke had Cut into the carcass of the hog hanging in the granary at the Miller farm. The scene As reconstructed in the earlier versions was that mrs. Lapke had been surprised in the act of cutting a rib roast the knife wrested from her grasp and her Throat Cut with the knife. This View of the murder was taken because the killer deliberately planted evidence to Lead to that belief. Sheriff Mohr of hand county made a discovery which blasted All of the slayers carefully Laid false clues. Carcass hacked the places where the carcass or slashed showed stains of blood around the edges which proved that the bloody knife had been used after the killing to make the cuts in the hog. Furthermore it was pointed out that the cuts were Mere random Hacks. They were not such As would have of made by any one in a genuine attempt to Cut a roast. Another link in the Chain which proves a studied attempt on the part of the killer to throw pursuers on a wrong Trail was the condition of the knife itself. There was no blood on the Blade when it was found. The Blade was however Sticky just As it would be had it been drawn through the flesh of the butchered meat thus bearing out that theory. A Distant relative of the Lapke family who arrived sunday to help take care of the House attempted to Cut bread with the weapon not knowing it was the one used for the slaying. She found it Sticky and so washed it thus ruining the Only possible Hope of getting direct evidence of the murderers identity. Officials scoff at the theory the body was left in the Straw pile a few Yards from the House Over night and then taken to its final resting place a mile Distant. Or. A. Gregory acting Coroner in the Case said that if the body had been left elsewhere overnight As Many believed and then moved to the spot where it was discovered it would not have bled profusely at the latter place As was the Case. Struck from behind the blow was administered from the right and slightly behind or Gregory stated my added that in his opinion the murderer could have crept up behind mrs. Lapke and slain her without being seen by his victim. The wind pipe was severed by the one slash from the knife which took the woman a life and she would not have been Able to cry out. Sheriff Mohr declares that in his opinion the killing was done while mrs. Lapke was lying Down. He declared the writer was told that he had other evidence which forced him to believe there was More than one killer. He thinks one person hurled her to the floor of the granary and the other Cut her Throat. It is believed that blood stains scattered in the Fields and in the hog Yards Are a definite part of the plot to make pursuers believe the killing was done by a maniac who wandered about the Vicinity carrying the body in an insane continued on Page tend Chicago 111., dec. 27.�?Charles e. Merriam chairman of the department and professor of political Sci Jence at the University of Chicago j today announced his acceptance o j president hoovers appointment or the commission which is to Mak j a nation wide Survey of Socia changes in american National life. The Survey is sponsored by the Rockefeller foundation which has i placed unlimited millions at the i disposal of president Hoover and the commission. A yes i have accepted the appointment and i am proud to serve on such a body a declared professor Merriam today at his of i flee at the University. A these Are not salaried positions. We Are appointed As men who have had experience in this Field. The work is scheduled to begin Jan. I but i shall be Able to carry on my work at the University As others named on the commission by president Hoover Are Wesley j c. Mitchell social science research Council and professor of economics Columbia University Howard w. Odum director of Institute for research in social science University of North Carolina and Shelby m. Harrison director of social division Russell Sage foundation new York. The Survey probably will require three years to Complete. It will Deal primarily with the changes which the age of invention hats wrought in american life and Homes and what May be expected in the future. Briand peace plan wins in French House it i in. Nevertheless Quai do orsay finds defense needs a a considerable c. E. Merriam nations established for Long years but which Are disappearing with the present Era and will consider what is to be done with the skilled and unskilled labor which now must go into other Fields of Endeavor. Old age pensions the effect of Urban life upon physical and mental health and the problems growing out of a increased Leisure will the research will study the occur be studied. Legge warns of Norris demands co Ops perils melons Scalp failure will come from would have Secretary quit within if at All farm As first step in shift Board head says j of dry forces Washington d. C., dec. 27�? up a a Washington d. C., dec. 27�?op a chairman Legge of the farm Board the resignation of Secretary Mellon said today that contenting factions within the farm cooperative groups gave More opposition than outside influence. Speaking before the american farm economic association. Legge said that Lack of concerted action was a major Handicap to the formation and working of farm cooperatives. In his address he sketched the was demanded As the first step in a a clean up of prohibition enforcement today by senator Norris of Nebraska a Republican dry who joined with senator Borah Republican Idaho in condemning the personnel of the enforcement service. The nebraskan blamed a a politics policies of the Board emphasizing its work with cooperatives in the to the enforcement service for what marketing of various types of farm he described As the a a failure of in products. Joseph s. Davis chief for Cement. When asked where he economist of the farm Board was Lauid Start in reorganizing he another speaker. Schurman retires As u. S. Minister Berlin Germany dec. 27�?op a or. Jacob Gould Schurman american ambassador to Germany has received word from the state department that his resignation As ambassador has been accepted. Or. Schurman who celebrated his 75th birthday last May was appointed ambassador to Germany in june 1925, and has been there Ever since. Previously he had been american minister to China. From 1892 to 1920 he was president of Cornell University. I a Over production peril agriculture has not yet Learned the dangers of Over production Legge said explaining that Industrial concerns had Analysed the demands for their products and reduced output when consumer demand slowed up while the Farmer was not Able to detect this situation. Davis said there was a some danger that cooperative movement May be swelled by new members and new organizations lacking the spirit of genuine cooperatives to the detriment of the tone and temper of the movement arid the Success of particular the farm Board chairman said objections or opposition on the part of a old line traders in certain commodities were not a they Are not disturbing at All a he repeated. Up to members a the real question As to How far this work May go and How successful it is going to be is not based on Liat opposition we get from the outside a he continued. A the great question is How far will the producers really get together and act Aud collectively hold together to the end that they May get the Benefit that they May obtain through a cooperative processing or marketing of their Grain or their products whatever they explaining the work of the California cooperatives Legge said a something along that line is what we Are seeking to he added he did not profess to know what a is the right Way to do it a but asserted it was through some concerted collective action. O lot Man defends killing by coast cutters officials Washington d. A. Dec. 27.�? up a the a in i of the coast guard Crew on opening fire on a boat on hike Erie on which Eugene f. Downer jr., of Buffalo n. Y., was a filed was defended in a statement by Seymour Lowman assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Loman in the first utterance by a government official on the killing of Downer on Christmas Day said the coast guardsmen were proceeding under a Section of the Tariff act which gave them full authority to Stop any boat at any time in Ai Nermon Waters for inspection. The fact that no liquor was found in the boat had no significance he said a because there was plenty of time to throw the liquor overboard into the plied quickly a with Andrew w. a i done to say the Law is not enforced anywhere a said Norris who is chairman of the judiciary committee a but i do say it is not generally enforced and i think there is evidence that the politicians Are meddling too much. I dont think Andrew Mellon who is the chief enforcement officer is in sympathy with the Law. I done to demand prohibition Cranks. A in fact i done to want any Cranks in the service but i want an administration of that Law which is free from political o Washington sleuths hint pig in sack Washington d. C., dec. 27�?up a the mythical bloodhounds of Washington a Bureau of missing persons May yet be called upon to help unravel the capitals current unsolved mystery. The meagre facts of the Case As set Forth in a letter to detective John f. Maxwell Are these a lost one Small pig in a a said pig is White and Black spotted contained in a Gunny sack dropped from the rear compartment of my Ford an added thrill has been Lent the mysterious Swine Hunt through information furnished by the loser. Or. Jabel Robinson a veterinary surgeon that a the pig was helpless in the sack but a wild at o Campbell leaves his Post on i. Washington d. C., dec. 27�? a5 a Johnston b. Campbell member of the interstate compere commission since 1921, has tendered his resignation to president Hoover and will retire from office As soon As a successor has been selected. Campbell whose residence is in Spokane wash., will return to the practice of Law. He was selected for the commission service during the Harding administration having been particularly endorsed by farm organizations of the country during the More Active period of controversy Over rail rates in agricultural commodities. O Bessie love to wed Hollywood calif., dec. 27�?04 a Bessie love motion picture actress tonight will become the Bride of William b. Hawks Beverly Hills broker in a ceremony at which the elite of Hollywood a film stars will i be present. I issues memorandum Paris France dec. 27.�? up a a Quot foreign office memorandum pub shed today sets Forth the French position relative to the forthcoming London naval conference. Certain tenets which have characterized the american attitude a Oward the conference Are discard a by the Quai d orsay which advances certain other propositions s the basis for proceeding toward he projected five Power agreement. Principal among the Points advanced Are 1�?that the work of the Landor conference is to be within and subservient to that of the league of nations. 2�?that France regards the Kellogg pact As insufficient guarantee of National Security to form a basis for a disarmament agreement. Such an agreement however could be based on the covenant of the league of nations. French needs a a considerable 3�?that the principle of designation of naval strength by Means of mathematical ratios such As were evolved at the Washington naval conference is unsatisfactory. Instead National needs must dictate naval strength the memorandum mentions considerable needs of the French 4�?unavoidable co relation of Lane and sea strength and the necessity of considering the former in and projected reduction of the latter 5�?desirability of a Mediterranean pact of non aggression participated in by nations not invited to the London conference such As Spain. French official quarters attached considerable importance to the memorandum. The text was issued in both French and exact English translation. Kellogg pact a a insufficient Points which Are considered Here to be in opposition to the american and possibly the Anglo american position As to the forthcoming conference Are the ones specifying that any agreement is merely preliminary to a league of nations agreement that the Kellogg pact is insufficient National guarantee As a basis for an agreement and that the principles of naval ratios cannot govern. The memorandum says that the Kellogg Briand anti War pact relies on the Force of Public opinion and this is not sufficient guarantee of Public Security. In the chamber of deputies Aristide Briand and Premier Tardier were voted Confidence yesterday on their a a peace policies by a poll of 303 to 266, the specific question being whether they were to be authorized to continue the reparations settlement work at the second Hague conference meeting january 3. Peace Best policy it is easier to whip nations into fighting frenzy by heroic Battle cries and tile trumpets of turmoil than to make them listen to the words of peace a m. Briand cried fervently. A the policy of peace is drab and unemotional. But in spite of All bitter attacks and the weight of ridicule i will remain at my Post to preach this policy. If need be i will go through my country like a Pilgrim telling my people that peace is the Hest policy and i Hope that my feeble Means May find convincing arguments to end wars o re weather forecast South Dakota mostly fair tonight and saturday warmer tonight except in extreme Southeast portion somewhat colder saturday in West and North portions. Nebraska mostly fair tonight and saturday warmer tonight in West portion and in extreme Southeast portion saturday. Iowa mostly fair tonight and saturday slightly colder tonight to Southeast portion rising temperatures saturday in East and South positions. Local temperatures maximum and minimum temperatures As recorded by the official government thermometer from to a. In. Yesterday to 7 a. In. Today maximum 45 minimum 25 at 7 a. In. Today 25 roads Good precipitation 0 precipitation since january i 24.29 inches precipitation excess since january 1< 5.91 inches. Weather and roads by the associated press at 7am Hilo of Sioux Falls 30 43 27 a a Aberdeen 20 43 20 a a Huron 26 43 26 a a Yankton 33 49 33 a # Watertown 25 39 21 a a rapid City 30 43 26 a a Good Good
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