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W y o m 1 n g—Generally
fair Sunday and Monday,
except unsettled northwest
portion; colder Sunday
northeast portion.
A $100,000,000 “Peak.”
To Abolish Killing.
All Metal If Any.
The Oxygen Booster.
By Arthur Brisbane
T)ROFITS on the Pennsylvania rail
-1 road for one year reach a
“pfealc,” for all time, more than
This, and Increasing railroad pro
f its everywhere, should gain a friend
ly hearing and better pay for rail
road workers.
To raise tl»e pay of millions of
men would cost hundreds of millions
a year. But that is the scale we are
now geared up to, nationally, and the
hundreds of millions would Im?
poured back into general prosperity,
the railroads getting their share.
NEW YORK state now takes seri
ously the thought at It Is
bad for the state, with rope, electric
chair, or lethal chamber, *o «et the
example of killing. < apltal punish
ment may be abolished entirely, ex
cept only lor the murderer serving
a tenn of life imprisonment, lie
would be executed.
Public executioners are less proud
of themselves than they were. New
York’s new dearie executioner does
not wear a mask, as was proposed,
but his name is not published. To
make a job disgraceful is the first
step toward abolishing it.
The new executioner, whatever his
name, shone brilliantly in his first
attempt, lie killed Emil Klatt and
I.ugi Raplto in nine minutes, in
cluding tightening straps, throwing
the switch and all.
Raplto, who murdered Asa Kilin,
quarrelling about n woman, went to
the chair accompanied by Father
Cnshin, first shaking hands with all
the sixteen men in the death house.
Kl-rtt pointed out two death house
men as "squealers,” with whom he
would not shake hands, saying to a
third criminal, "1 wish that Me-
Namara will stay here until 1910.
He did me very had.”
Men lived differently and died dif
BEAR Admiral Moffett, head of
i the navy’s aircraft, recommends
rebuilding of Shenandoah and spend
ing SI 1.000.000 for other dirigibles.
Others believe that no more of the
heavy silk gasbag type should bo
built until the Henry Ford all-metal,
lighter than air ships have a thoro
Admiral Moffetts recommendation
of a $4,500,000 air base on the west
coast is sound and should gn thru,
also his demand that airports and
equipment at Ijikehurst be properly
Lieutenant Macßeady, flying to
break the world's hight record, went
up "only” 36.000 feet.
Aiming at 40,000 feet, he failed,
because his super-charger broke
down. The super-charger, "an oxy
gen liooster.'’ condenses the ratified
upper air, feeding ft to the engine
with plenty of oxygen.
Lungs and heart provide each of
us with a marvelous “super-charger”
that never breaks down, but few of
us make full use of it.
FAN old begger with $7,000 In "cash.
M practising his profession In Dal
las, Texas, hires a lawyer to protect
his rights. He calls It "working the
Judges will decide the constitu
tlonal points involved. But If a big
organk".ilon, sometimes called “a
trust,” can take money from the pub
lic against Its will, why can’t a beg
gar take money given willingly?
RUSSIAN monarchists, grand
i dukes and others ask European
government to prevent the sale of
Russian crown Jewels. They say it
Is a dishonest sale, but Is It?
The Rr lanoffs took those jewels
or the cash that bought them from
the Russian people, ’•■’*hout their
consent. The Bolsh-vlkf took them
(Continued on Pago Seven)
Maniac Kills 2
From Ambush
Police Storm Barricaded House to Seize
Youth After Two of Number Fallin
Barrage of Lead From His Gun
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 30.—Two men were killed and
several others wounded when police stormed the barricad
ed home of Clinton Hollingsworth, 21 years old, and cap
tured him after firing several hundred rounds of ammuni-
tion into the house.
Police came to the home i
at several members of his family-
Detective Al Franklin, a veteran
member of the local police depart
ment, and Joe Hargund. who lives
near the Hollingsworth home, were
killed by bullets from the house be
tecs gyiic, rcsdUvt Ihsx jwm dut-
The Casper Sunday Tribune and The Casper Herald
Rockefeller, Jr., Astor
and Edsel Ford to
Help Finance Trip
Captained by Byrd
(ZP) —Convinced by experi
ence as commander of the
navy section of the MacMil
lan expedition last summer
that exploration of the Arc
tic by aircraft is practical. Lieut.
Commander Richard E. Byrd, retired,
is to lead an important expedition
. into those regions this year for
scientific observations and possibly
a flight to the pole.
Officially the navy Is not to be
connected with the expedition, which
Is to be financed with the aid of
prominent Americans, among whom
are John D. Rockefeller. Jr., Vis
count Astor and Easel Ford.
At the same time, although its
objects..will be somewhat similar, it
will not operate in competition with
the expedition of the Detroit Avia
tion society which plans to hop off
tills spring from Point Barrow,
Alaska, for the North Pole, nor with
the contemplated second effort of
Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer,
to visit the Arctic by air.
Outlining his position in a state
ment today. Commander Byrd said:
"Announcement of the plans for an
aerial expedition to the north polar
regions was made somewhat pre
maturely as none of the details have
yet been completed.
"My experience In the Arctic last
summer convinced mo of the entire
practicability of exploration by air
craft of this section of the world
that hitherto has been inaccessible.
"Financial support has been pledg
ed by a number of private citizens
and we now are trying to reach a
decision as to whether an airship
or speAally designed planes give the
best assurance of a successful out;
come of the venture.
“The expedition has no connection
with any others that are in contem
plation and has no 'commercial back
ing’ In a strict sense of the word,
being an undertaking that will be
financed and managed by private
"My plans do not put me In com
petition with the Detroit expedition.
The Detroit expedition has a splen
did leader in Captain Wilkins and
should give a good account of it
Although the navy will not offi
cially be connected with the expedi
tion, it may furnish some engines
for the aircraft and may even assign
Commander Byrd, who is now in
Washington on active duty to the
On the other hand, Commander
Byrd may apply for leave to head
the expedition and Secretary Wilbur,
in response to questions, said »oday
that such a request would be grant
The primary object of the under
taking would be to explore the re
gion north of Greenland, Canada
and Alaska, using either the region
north of Greenland. Canada and
Alaska, using either Spltzbergen,
or Etah, Greenland, as a base.
after Hollingsworth had fired
Ing with a dangerous man. Hol
lingsworth attempted to commit mil
-1 clde a year ago and attending phy
' slclans stated at that time that he
s would l»e paralyzed for life He
I recently recovered and was said by
• neighbors to havo had a mania for
■ SUn«, awnlns > lures collection.
Plane Makes 1,432-
Mile Ocean Hop
Without Mishap
in Fifteen Hours
HA ISLAND, Brazil, Jan. 80
—(ZP) — After a continuous
flight of approximately 15
hours the Spanish seaplane
Plus Ultra, in command of the noted
air pilot Franco, completed the long
est and most perilous stage of its
flight from Spain to Argentina.
South America, coming down in the
sea off this Island nt 8 o’clock this
Commander Franco at first gir
dled the Island in search of a good
landing spot, hut found none be
cause of the heavy surf. He again
flew out to sea, and alighted there.
Later the plane was towed into a
safe hnrbor in Concepcion bay.
The distance
1.432 miles, and the Spanish avia
tors now are only about 279 miles
from Pernambuco, the Brazilian
The intrepid birdmen took off
from Ribeiro de Infierno bay, Porto
Praya, Cape Verde islands, at 6:10
o'clock this morning. The flight
was made under favorable weather
conditions and seemingly without
any untoward instances. Frequent
radio messages from the Plus Ultra
reported the progress of the voy
age. It was originally estimated
that the flight would take sixteen
Commander Franco began the
flight last Friday from Palos, Spain,
starting from tho same spot as did
Columbus in 1492. They reached
Las Palmas, the same day, in about
eight hours. Their next mage was
to Port Praya, which they made
last Tuesday in about 9*4 hours.
The total distance thus far traversed
by the Spanish aviators is 3,305
Actress Weds
Drama Critic
CHICAG, Jan. 30.—GP)—James A.
Whittaker, divorced husband of Ina
Clair, actress, and now a New York
dramatic critic, was married here
today to Hal Cyon Hargrove, also
an actress.
Project Letters Win
Favorable Responses
“Glad To Do Anything I Can," Writes
Vaile of Colorado; “Glad Indeed To
Vote for This," Declares Wheeler
The letter-writing campaign started by the Casper
Chamber of Commerce has met with no small degree of
success in interesting congressmen and senators from other
states in the Casper-Alcova irrigation project, it was re
vealed Saturday. Replies have been received from a score
of congressmen and from half a dozen senators, all these
men declaring their willingness to
give tho question favorable consid
eration when it comes up in tho
house and senate, while several of
them promised to support the pro
ject in any way possible. The let
ters received here were in answer
to letters sent out by former resi
dents of the states and setting forth
reasons why the house and senate
bills for the project should be
The Colorado and Montana men
appear more than witling to help
Wyoming in this affair, while ropre
sentatlven of Illinois, lowa, Kansas.
Minnesota, Missouri and Texas also
wrote favorably of the request.
•The Casper Chamber of Commerce
stands ready to assist any resident
of this city In writing a letter to
senators or congressmen from his
former state regarding the project,
and urges all who contemplate writ
ing to communicate with C. B. Staf
ford first.
Here are a few of the replies re
Colorado Senator Rice W. Menns
to Burke 11. Sinclair: “Was glad to
get your letter of January 13. I am
pnrtlculorly fond of Senator Warren
and you may be sure that I shall
Ibe more than glad to follow his
lead in this matter."
Congressman William 11. Vaile to
Mark O Dan ford: "I am already
familiar In a general way with this
project, having often spoken with
Winter In regard to it, and having
listened to several of his speeches
rn Wyoming's reclamation prob
Jems. You may rest assured that
anything I can do to aid in bring
ing about the construction of Jhis
7-Year Occupation oi
Cologne Ended as
Pact Provided
COLOGNE, Germany, Jan. 30.
(A*)— An historical event occurred to
day in the lowering of tho British
flag over British headquarters at
tho Excelsior hotel, denoting the
end of British occupation. In place
of the Union Jack, the white and
red flag of Cologne was run un, vis
ible symbol of the allie’’ recognition
that Germany had kept faith ac
cording to the Versailles treaty and
(Continued on Page Seven)
• meritorious project. I will lie glad to
• do. I am very glad to havo the
figures furnished in your letter."
Illinois: Congressman Edward J.
King to Geo. B. Nelson: "I am In
receipt of yours of the 15th instant
with reference to bill H. R. 3993
(Continued on Page Seven)
Today’s issue places before you the finished work
of an effort that has occupied the attention of the sev
eral departments of the Tribune-Herald organization
for several weeks, aside from serving you regularly
with your morning and evening newspapers.
It is with considerable pride that we are deliver
ing the Tenth Annual Special Edition, call it what
you will—lndustrial, Statistical, Development, Re
source, or Accomplishment Number—for it is every
one of them and more.
We believe it to be the most ambitious, while at the
same time the most complete newspaper effort ever
attempted in Wyoming.
This year the issue has been changed to a maga
zine form and we are sure it will be found a greater
convenience for those who peruse the voluminous con
It is useless to catalogue the contents. The vari
ous sections present the matter in departments con
venient for your survey, grouped under subjects and
appropriately illustrated.
Everything of importance to Wyoming, which the
people at home and the world outside will be inter
(Contlnued on Page Seven)
Actress Succumbs in California After
Illness of Months Brought On By
Nervous Breakdown at Work
ALTADENA, Calif., Jan. 30.—(ZP) —Barbara La Marr,
motion picture actress, died at her home here this after
Miss La Marr’s death resulted from complications fol
lowing a nervous breakdown several months ago, her fa
ther, W. W. Watson, said. Her death came unexpectedly
and until yesterday she seemed ■
rapidly improving. Thursday she
was able to leave the home for the
first time in many weeks.
Mlsr I a Marr'a breakdown was
In July while she was completing
three pictures in New York. She
returned to Hollywood to make the
fourth and it was while she was
engaged in this last October that
she suffered o second collapse
While Miss La Marr’s condition be
came worse yesterday, it did not
seem critical, her father said, until
3 o'clock this afternoon. She died
about an hour later.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. Jan. 30.—0 P)
—Tho mysterious illness here yester
day of seven members of the family
of Arthur Fulvl, 33. a machinist,
which resulted In the death of the
father and five children, was due to
monoxide gas. according to the re
port of the chemists who examined
the bodies today.
Tho body of the father and those
of four children were found tn the
home yesterday afternoon by police,
who had been called by a neighbor,
whoso attention had been nroused
by Mrs. Fulvl, faint from the gas
effects, tapping on a window.
The list of dead was increased to
six today when Jeano, aged 8, sent
to the hospital with her mother,
passed away. Physicians believe
Mrs. Fulvl will recover.
The last day of grace extended to
car owners for procuring 1926 li
cense plates closed yesterday with
a great number of autolsts still lack
ing plates. Late last night ap
plicants were still calling at tho
court house in hope they might get
their tags. One far-seeing appli
cant even called at the sheriff's of
fice hoping that an alibi might be
established before action was taken
against the tardy auto owners.
One woman standing in line yes
terday found the strain too great
and nearly disrupted the waiting
line by fainting. It is said a num-
Judge Tones
Down Attack
On Roosevelt
Federal Judge Wallace McCamant
of Oregon, qualified In a formal
statement today the testimony he
gave yesterday before the Senate
Judiciary committee that Theodore
Roosevelt was "not a good Ameri
can” because he advocated the re
call of Judicial decisions.
”1 am bound to think that the re
call of judicial decisions subversive
of the constitution and an un-Ameri
can doctrine," h© said. “This was
all I intended to imply in my testi
mony at the hearings before the
judiciary committee.”
NEW YORK, Jan. 30.—OP)—Col.
William Mitchell, whose resignation
from the army was accepted yester
day, will present his views on avln
tlon in a lecture tour to start hero
February 10, and take him across
the country. James B. Pond, head of
the, Pond Lecture bureau, said to
night. Negotiations Were completed
her of tho more hard-hearted souls
did not even show natural interest
in the accident, so worried were they
in saving their places In the line.
On Friday 365 license plates were
Issued, according to Warren Dailey,
state automobile Inspector. Yester
day approximately 15.000 worth of
plates were secured by the car
Officials have warned motorists
that Monday they will be subject to
arrest If they are using the obsolete
Work Would Wipe Out
Reclamation Charges
Shoshone Settlers Would Be Freed of
$1,667,630 Assessments Under His
Plan; Platte Area of $22,680
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—</P) —Passage of bills in
troduced in the senate based upon a report of a hoard or a
survey, and providing for charging off construction costs
and suspension of payments on seven reclamation projects,
was urged in reports submitted today by Secretary Work
to the senate reclamation committee.
Rubstltutlon* and revisions In the
phraseology of some of the measures (
was suggested by the secretary as
a means of facilitating their admin
istration. The projects Included In 1
the proposed legislation, with the
amounts to Im* charged off mid ac- 1
reage against which charges are to
be suspended are os follows:
Hero of Valorous
Mid-Ocean Rescue
Copt. George Fried of tho U. B
liner President Roosevelt, •• hose res
cue of the crew of the British
freighter Antinoe won the thanks
of King George,
Gems Worth Quarter of
Billion to Be Sold
by Bolsheviki
MOSCOW, Jan. 30.—OP)—Negotia
tions were begun today with the so
viet government by Rudolph Obiatt
of New York, and Norman Welsz of
London, representing important Am
erican Jewelry houses, for the pur
chase of part of the Russian im
perial crown Jewels. The govern
ment has decided to sell tho jewels
in separate lots, but no offer will
be accepted for less than $5,000,000
w-.th of gerr.s at one time.
At least ten other foreign diamond
exports are bidding for part of tjie
collection, the value of which some
Jewelers place at $250,000,000. Obiatt
and Welsz made a five hour examin
ation of the entire collection at the
state troariry today and were great
ly impressed with the beauty, varie
ty. intrinsic worth and historical
value of the jewels.
“I have seen all the Important
crown jewels." said Welsz, “Includ
ing the matchless royal treasures of
India and Ixmdon, but none of these
compared In beauty, variety and p«r
faction with the Romanoff treasures.
No more verbal description can do
them justice. Aladdin's cave and Ila
wonders are surpassed by these
pearls and stones, the majority of
which are tho finest Golconda dia
monds of the greatest purity.”
Oblatt, who was diamond expert
for "Diamond Jim” Brady, said the
gents were beyond dreams in their
beauty. He estimated tho value nf
tho entire collection nt approximate- 1
ly $150,000,000, although he remaraed
(Continued on Page Seven)
Shoshone project. Wyoming. |l,«
667,680 and 7,062 acnes.
Minidoka project, Idaho, $9,172
and 3,276 acres,
Boise pro Jest, suspension of char
ges against 6,436 acies.
L’ncompahgre, Colorado, $1,865 -
426, and 27,639 acres.
Watch for the Tribune-
Herald's next special edi
tion—devoted to the auto
mobile world.
NO. 26
Disabled Lake Tug Is
Borne Away in Grip
of Ice-Pack; U. S.
Submanne Cnppled
NEW YORK, Jan. 30— (JP)
—The paw of the Atlantic’s
week-long gale has slapped
at nine more ships, sending
them reeling and calling for
help. One, a sailing ship,
was being towed to port tonight with
her sails gone and her sides badly
battered. Two other sailing ships
hove to until the storm let them
nlone. Another was drifting with
the wind. A fifth, a German tug,
was being sought in reply to her
SOS. Still another had patched
her injuries and was limping into
port. The crew of another, a little
schooner, had been transferred to
another ship. A schooner and a tug
were wrecked near Palm Beach, Fla.,
nnd partPof the crew of the schoon
er was adrift In lifeboats.
The President Roosevelt, with the
rescued crew of twenty-five men
from the Antinoo aboard, was near
ing Queenstown tonight, where, re
ports said, a tremendous ovation
was waiting them.
Two ships put out to sea again
from New York, the Cunarder Aquf
tanla and the French liner France.
Both are going back into the storpj
area, through which they battled
only a few days ago. Half a dozen
in-bound ships reported they would
be delayed.
The five masted schooner Bright
of Georgetown, Maine, cried for help
today when she was 120 miles off
Ambrose light, and the coast guan!
cutter Seneca went to her aid. All
her winches had been smashed In
by the high seas, so that the crow
could neither raise nor lower her
sails. The winds had stripped her
sails away nnd she was drifting help
less when the Seneca took her in
The ships which hove to were
Red Cross liner Rosalind from St.
Johns. N. F., and the City of Mel
bourne, from Calcutta. Both are
bound for Halifax.
A German ship, giving her name
as the Caulus, but believed to be the
tug Caurus, sent out a S O S giving
her position about 100 miles off the
tip of the Spanish peninsula. She
said the storm was unabated.
The steamship America picked up
the captain nnd three of the crow
of the four master Tifton of Boston,
which had turned over In the gilt,
off the Florida coast.
The America reported the remain
der of the crew was left In lifeboats.
The tug boat Endurance was wreck
ed six miles out, the America re
ported. All of the crew were saved,
the master said. The tug was left
with all lights showing.
The Canadian government steam
ship Canadian Settler, reported her
engines and boilers had gone bad,
nnd that she was drifting with the
Tiie rescue of five men aboard tho
schooner Simmons, off the Florida
coast was reported In a brief radio
meusago by Capt. W. !’. Maxwell
of the Pure Oil company tanker W.
W. Mills.
30. —(/P)—The terrific gale whlqh
*lias raged over the Atlantic during
tho past few days swept the Florida
coast Friday night with almost hurri
cane violence, wrecking two vesstet
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Thd' division of the North Platte
project located in Wyoming, $22.-
680 nnd 7,665 acres.
Newlands, Nevada, 15,478,182, and
15,108 acres.
King Hill, Idaho, $531,958, and
2.414 acres.
"These reclamations." said Recla
mation Commissioner Mead, "are in
line with tho department's policy of
giving tho settler a square deal.
They should answer accusations that
tho department and tho bureau of
reclamation were against reclama
tion. What wo aro against Is put
ting settlors on new projects with
out thorough knowledge that the
project Is likely to bo n success and
the settler fitted and provided for
his wbrk. Tho fact that about halt
of tho settlers on tho North Platte
project have fulled seems to show
there was something wrong with the
old policy and that settlers did not
have a fair chance. These bills alm
to remedy such conditions.”

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