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THE DAY BOOR
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 114 Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1912. One Cent
J. RUFUS WALLINGFORD WALTERS MAKES CLEAN-UP
, IN OHIO JAY TOWN
Organizes Rubber Company, and It's a Case of "Rubber", When
Subscribers Ask About Their Money.
Mansfield, 0.,'Feb. 7. Kipling
once wrote about a man who was
sare because he could not manage
to be "universally disliked."
If the person still is alive and
looking for trouble, notice is here
by .served on him that he can at
tain his desire by dropping in on
one of Mansfield's prominent citi
zens and expressing, admiration
for Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford.
He may beiynched, ' but he'll
certainly know all about getting
himself, disliked. '
For, Mansfield tpday wakened
up to the full meaning of a "jay"
town, and ais some peeyed.
The cause of Mansfield's awak
ening -was the arrest' of Charles
H. Walters in Anderson, Ind.,, on
five secret indictments returned
against him last week.
Walters has most of Mans
field's loose money stowed away
in his jeans.
Abo'uttwo years ago, Walters,
sauve, portly and apparently roll
ing in money, blew into Mans
field, put up at the best hotel (the
other one, you know), and that
evening drank champagne with
his dinner. ,
Mansfiefd isn't 'used. to people
who drink champagne with-thejf
dinner, and nearly blew up with
curiosity and excitement. Wal
ters wasn't telling much about
himself. He was from "N'
Yawk," and that was all.
For one week, Walters was
very mysterious. .He received
Hundred's of letters, all of which
he tore up into very small frag
ments indeed, and dropped into
the hotel -waste baskets. Natur
ally the careful tearing up of the
letters further excited'Mansfield's
The second week in town, Wal
ters began mooning around all
the vacant lots, studying thenf,
pacing them off, and making in
quiries about their owners.
The excitement in Mansfield
went up to fever pitch. Who was
this man ? What did he want?
Walters allowed it to leak .out
that he was looking for a sitcfor
a factory. Thereupon a commit
tee of the Mansfield chamber of
commerce waited upon him:
"What kind of a factory are
you going to build?" the com
"Oh just a factory," said Mr.
Walte'rs. . .