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BRONZE ON TRAIL STATUE OF FAMOUS FRONTIERS MAN TO BE UNVEILED AT TOWN OF OODY 'Smoky" Oowhorse, Sent East to Pose as Model for Mrs.' Harry Payne Whitney, the Sculptor; Something of Cody's Career. Within a few months those who travel the old Wyoming trail to the Yellowstone park through the town of Cody, will come upon a bronze statue of the famous frontiersman for whom the town was named— equestrian statue, mounted on a granite terrace and silhouetted against the sky, the rider gazing westward to the Rockies, A remarkable figure was Colonel William F. Cody, better known as an Buffalo Bill; a man whose life was filled with adventure. He \vas, at various times, a rider of the Pony Express when that was the only con nection between the ranches and the rest of the world; a stage driver, cowboy, a hunter, a guide, and an army scout. • He engaged in fights with the Indians, in buffalo hunts, and in thrilling old-fashioned round ups. He always wore "shootin' irons" and seldom missed a target, even when it was in swift motion. He was thoroughly familiar with every nook and cranny of the western plains and mountains, and had hunted over al most every mile. They called him Buffalo Bill be cause of his record in shooting those great beasts, the American bison. He killed more than 4,000 in a year and a half. In fact, the slaughter was so great that it caused a protest. The meat was not wasted, however, for at that time the Kansas Pacific rail road was in the course of construc tion and the buffalo meat was dis tributed to the workmen for food. Wild riding and big game shooting pall a bit as one grows older, so Col. Cody capitalized his experiences by organizing a wild west show, later days he did his cowboylng more or less by proxy, when the great Buffalo Bill himself rode out into the arena! How small boys adored his splendid riding and his handsome figure! It was the traveling show that' made Buffalo Bill popular in eastern America and in Europe. That show was an education in the thrills and a In his But, ah, the thrill hardships of frontier life; it gave vivid pictures of the difficulties of the early pathfinders of the nation and illustrated the courage of pion eers and scouts. The Fourth of July this year is the day chosen for the unveiling of the new statue. The ceremony will be a part of the program of the Cody stampede, an exhibition of.hqrseman shlp and the prowess of the cowboys given yearly by the people of the neighboring ranches. For three days Main street is a mass of life and color, cowboys in chaps and colored shirts, cowgirls in broad-brimmed hats and picturesque riding clothes, Indians in gay blankets. For three days visitors can almost believe that the spirit of the old west has taken possession of Wyoming again, be cause all the features of the '70s are present. Mrs. Whitney's Statue Colonel Cody's granddaughter, Miss Jane Cody Garlow, will unveil the bronze horseman, which is the work of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney. Standing fifteen feet high and mount ed at a commanding altitude above the surrounding country, Buffalo Bill guards the trail. The statue is considered one of Mrs. Whitney's best. No pains were spared to achieve perfection in every detail; a horse was sent from the old Cody ranch in order that the proper type of model should be available—just such a horse as the cowboy used to ride. Smoky, the model for the statue, was shipped east, and Mrs. Whitney chose the type of rider she wanted and then had the two go through their paces in Central park, while she studied each gesture and pose, selecting and^ rejecting time and again before she found what she believed would convey best the spirit of Colonel Cody's personality. At last visualizing him as reining in his horse to listen for any sound that might be brought on the wind, she caught the desired pose. Because of the size of the statue Mrs. Whitney had to have scaffolds and a revolving platform constructed so that she could move around her subject with ease as she worked. When the question of placing the statue with a suitable background arose, it was deemed necessary to build a special granite platform, which was no small piece of engin eering. Albert R. Ross is the archi tect. Mrs. Whitney made a trip to Cody so that she could see the exact setting of the work when it should be completed. The magnificent gran ite terraces with their horse and rider form the center of a scene which has on one side Rattlesnake Mountain, on the other Cedar Moun tain, both peaks snow-capped through most of the year. A stream of water has been directed into a channel at the base of the terrace as a reminder of Cody's interest in irrigation. The Buffalo Bill American asso ciation, which has General John J. Pershing for its chairman, is finan cing the plan. "sponsors outdoor sport and individ ualism, and alms to Infuse the pres ent generation with the pioneer spirit." Mrs. Whitney's model for the statue has lately been on exhibition In Paris. This association o Helena—Seth Orrin Danner must for the lives of Florence and pay John Sprouse with his own life, ac cording to the decision of the su preme court expressed in an opinion handed down in his appeal from the judgment of the district court Gallatin county, where he was found guilty of the murder of Mrs. Sprouse and sentenced to death. of 33 66 TREASURE STATE QUARTET A G LEWIS R-MHOB85 DT'MALLOY ^ CWtowNF Ï: ■ : : Ô:3 -■ . ■' - . ■ j J j w Prom college glees to standard classics, from church carols to pre Volstead drinking songs, from fin ished concert work to the lighter themes of vaudeville — this is the versatile gamut achieved by the whose quartet, State Treasure varied repertory has captured the hearts of many hearers of Butte and other Montana cities in which they have appeared. This veteran organization of trained vocalists made a distinct im pression last night at the opening show of Bagdad temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, in the new temple auditorium, where they will sing again tonight. As is its custom, the quartet sang two ditties especially composed for the occasion. In one the joys of be ing a fisherman were set forth. In the other the pleasure afforded by this brand-new theater were set forth in rhymed harmony. The four singers comprising the Treasure State quartet are old enough to have outlived the quavering uncer tainties of striplings essaying their first "close harmony" and "barber shop chords" on some convenient corner. Yet they are young enough to have lost none of the necessary "pep" of youth, to which they have added the wellrounded vigor of voice and the assured/musicianship of riper years. "Reading from left to right," as the newspaper captions say, there is "Abe" Lewis, first tenor and one time famous boy soprano of St. Peter's church in Helena, in which city he was born back in well, let "Abe" tell you if he will! his splendid voice, which is frequent ly heard in St. John's church, Mr. Lewis is widely known as one of the most accomplished pianists in the northwest. In addition to YOUNG SINGER OF MERIT IS TOURING THE STATE m m M I * : Miss Mayme Grace is a well known Montana artist. She is tour ing the state with the Mllli enter tainers. Miss Grace has a beautiful and al soprano though young, has studied under the best teachers in the United States. She has sung in vaudeville . a ?£ in the east is known as the "miniature Pat ti.' During the war she was popular among the soldiers of the training camps, gladdening the heart of many a lonesome boy with her sweet sing ing. She sings in four'languages, French, Italian, German and English. She will sing under the auspices of various organizations during her Montana tour, after which she will leave for the east. RADIO and Practical Electricity Any boy through the eighth grade may take a course In Radio and Practical Electricity at BILLINGS POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE This courge may be combined with regular High School and College work, or the student may take a special course. You may make your own Radio Set while taking your course. Nothing like this ever offered In the West before. A 20% REDUCTION FROM LAST YEAR'S RATES TO THE FIRST FIFTY WHO WRITE IN Write for full information LEWIS T. EATON Director Polytechnic, Mont. Next in order comes Reuben Hobbs, who has been singing second tenor in various Butte quartets for some A graduate of the University years. of Illinois, Mr. Hobbs in college days a valued member of the univers was ity glee and mandolin clubs. Some years ago, when Butte music lovers fewer in number than now, but were more intense in their devotion to mu sical art, Mr. Hobbs sang in company with Jack Thomas, Sam Coup and Fred Sully. One of the frequent en gagements of this quartet was at the home of Mrs. D. J. Hennessy, whose musical evenings are a happy mem ory in the minds of many Butte folk. Mr. Hobbs also sang for some time in St. Patrick's choir. When the mellow tones of the Treasure State quartet's baritone so loist greet the listener's ear, it is with no small degree of pride that Butte people point to this delightful singer as a "home-grown product." Smiling "Dan" Malloy was born and reared in Butte, and educated at the University of Michigan. He sang in the Butte high school quartet, and in 1912-13 contributed greatly to the success of the famous University of Michigan Glee club. Since returning to Butte Mr. Malloy has been singing intermittently with the choir of St. Patrick's church. "Chuck" Towne, who hits the sump when singing bass for this mining city aggregation, affords something of a "comedy relief" to the more seri ous efforts of the quartet. Just as the organization entrusts Its instru mental work to the capable hands of Mr. Lewis, the task of writing jingles appropriate to, and to be sung on spe cial occasions, is entrusted to Mr. Towne, who, being a publicity man, is expected to turn off prose or verse by the yard without turning a hair. But It is ensemble work, rather than in individual achievement, that the quartet really shines. As one critic recently phrased it in a news review , "this quartet sings with fine expression, especially good enun ciation and finished style." "If that is so," one of the quartet remarked when shown this criticism, "it is only because our middle name is Hard Work. On six of the seven days of the week, we rehearse regu larly for an hour or more, because, to paraphrase an old saying about ap ples and doctors, 'An hour a day keeps the discords away.' "—Butte Post. Missoula—A total of 78 fires have denuded nearly 22,000 acres of forest land in western Montana. VIOLINS I represent one of the leading; violin factories in Germany. Importing dir ect gives me an opportunity to offer superior Inducements to buyers. My line includes medium priced violins, and instruments suitable for concert artist. To violin teachers who will order in lots of one-half dozen or more I offer special inducements. Lowest possible prices on high class goods. I specialize in rebuilding violins, repairing, hairing bows, etc. Write today for prices and state your needs in my line. J. O. BATES, Importer, BILLINGS, Two Charles M Russell Books Rawhide Rawlins REAL WESTERN HUMOR WITH 35 PEN DRAWINGS 1 M ,v. Back-Trailing on the Old Frontiers w V '0/u lilltllM \\ "V 14 THRILLING STORIES OUT OF WESTERN HISTORY 14 FULL-PAGE RUSSELL DRAWINGS This is an ideal gift for any boy or girl. It teaches in enter taining fashion much of the great Western country's history— the gold mining days, the fur trapping period and the real story of the open cattle range days in the west. Russell's pictures of by-gone days are alive with action and breathe the very spirit of the times they depict. Any man woman, east or west, will enjoy this book. It is a real Montana gift book. For "Back-Trailing on the Old Frontiers" fill out this Coupon I /is// tJ !//', ~ .V) *5/ or / * .. For "Rawhide Rawlins Stories" fill out this Coupon CHEBLT-RABAN syndicate, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. Enclosed find $1.10 (check, express or P. O. money order), for which please send me one copy of BACK-TRAILING ON THE OLD FRONTIERS. NAME .-_____- address-- CHMLY-RABAN SYNDICATE, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. Enclosed find $1.10 (check, express or P. O. money order), for wklek send me one copy of RAWHIDE RAWLINS STORIES. ADDRESS .STATE. C-ITT .STATE. CITY Hamilton—William G. Smith, for mer postmaster at Darby, is dead as the result of injuries received in a runaway accident a few days ago. Dillon—George Palmer and C. C. Mercer, escaped convicts from the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge, were captured near the Red Rock reservoir, several miles east of Lima. Glasgow—Aaron Clauson, aged 30, was killed when he fell from the gas tractor he was operating and was run over by a disc harrow and dragged for a distance. Miles City—A charter has been is sued to the First National bank of this city by the comptroller of the currency. The bank is capitalized for $150,000. G. M. Miles is president and P. W. Edge, cashier of the bank. Hamilton — The body of John Stella was found in the mountains the north fork of Lost river a few days ago. Stella was an old-time trapper, and it is thought he frozen to death last winter. Helena—The opinion of Attorney was REGAL OIL COMPANY t SENATOR J. W. SPEER, Pres. A. F. MAVITY, Sec.-Treas. C. M. M'CUTCHEON, Vice-Pres. NOTICE TO REGAL STOCKHOLDERS ti On account of the recent strikes in: The Foster-Sweeney Oil Well, 220 feet from the REGAL HOLD INGS, and which is a 300-barrel well and increasing, and the Van Meer Oil Well, one-half mile to the west, a 3,000-barrel well, V ✓ REGAL STOCK IS WITH DRAWN FROM THE MARKET The officers of the Company appreciate the liberal support ac corded this issue. Any subscribers inclined to dispose of their stock will please communicate with the officers of the company. THE REGAL OIL COMPANY, By A. F. Mavity, Secretary-Treasurer. i General Rankin that city taxes and special improvement assessments are payable semi-annually, the same as state and county taxes, has been up held by the supreme court. Missoula—Mrs. John Forkenbrock of Missoula, was elected president of the Montana State Federation of Business and Professional Women's clubs at the closing session of the convention. Helena—Seth Orrin Danner must pay for the lives of Florence and John Sprouse with his own life, ac cording to the decision of the su preme court expressed in an opinion handed down in his appeal from the judgment of the district court of Gallatin county, where he was found guilty of the murder of Mrs. Sprouse and sentenced to death. Helena—The 1924 meeting of the Montana Pharmaceutical association will be held in Helena July 14 and 16. One of the matters that will come before the association will be the formation of a larger organiza tion, Including the druggists of Mon tana, Wyoming and Colorado. Legis lative matters will also be consid ered. NOTICE TO STOCKMEN "All sheep shearers, farm laborers, dairy laborers, farm and ranch and stock yard help In general, coming from the State of California into the State of Montana, unless able to fur nish affidavit evidence that they have not been in any district infected with foot and mouth disease, shall be re quired to either discard, wash in boiling water, or subject all of their clothing to a thirty minute formalde hyde gag fumigation, and their shoes and shearing equipment to official disinfection." The above quotation Is from the governor's proclamation and Montana Livestock Sanitary Board Regulation No. 50, pertaining to foot and mouth disease. It is requested by the Mon tana Livestock Sanitary Board that stockmen and all persons in charge of sheep shearing pens co-operate with the board and see that this pro vision is complied with. Equipment soaked in a five per cent Cresol Com pound solution for five minutes will be considered safe. W. J. BUTLER, Executive Officer, Montana Livestock Sanitary Board.