from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, November 29, 1923 – page 1, column 4:
VOICE FROM MISSING ONE
On May 8, 1920, Silas Strange mysteriously disappeared from his home here, without saying a word to anyone as to where he was going and nothing was heard of him until last week, when a letter came to his mother, mailed at Douglas, Wyoming, giving a detailed account of his wandering. He went first to Kansas City and tried to enlist for the World war. Being under 15 years of age they refused to take him. He then traveled through the west, working at odd jobs until he reached Douglas, Wyoming, where he has been employed for some time. Silas was the son of the later John R. Strange, who lived in and around Danville for several years. He was also a pupil at the North Center school.