Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
"LOOIE" HILL DODGES HIS DAD'S RAILROAD CROWN,
HE'D RATHER FIDDLE, PAINT AND ORATE
But He Will Help Boom Father's Real Estate.
St. Paul, Minn., May 18.
James J.-Hill had two- dreams.
.One was to make himself the
great railroad king of the north
west. The x)ther was to transfer
his crown to his son, Louis W.
Hill. When the time was ripe to
make Louis the railroad "crown
prince," "Jim" Hill elected him
president of the Great Northern.
But "Looie" wasn't like- other
railroad presidents. - l .
Sketches of Louis W. Hill and His.
favorite occupations. ,
He wasn't quiet and reserved
and dignified and paralyzed or
paralyzing with his importance.
You -don't think of the railroad
president as a iinan who often
times would rather play a fiddle
or a game of poker, or paint a
picture, or race an automobile
than run his railroad. . -