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AMERICA'S GREATEST BLUFFER
STARTS SERVING TERM IN PRISON AT LEAVENWORTH OIL FIELDS THE FINAL CLAIMED FIRST SCALING AND THEN DISCOVERY Leavenworth, Kas., May 12.—Dr. turned to the practice of medicine. nevertheless for the next 12 to 14 medicine will be his profession. His istering to the ills of his fellow here. He is No, 23,118. So opens one of the late chapters greatest bluffer. Should he live to years, he will be 72 years old when shine of freedom. lie was bom in 10, 1865. "Doc" Cook, the man who has bluf fed in a big way all through life, has never vet put one of them across. But he is still trying. Only last week in Fort Worth. Tex., he attempted a bold and grand bluff—of how he had refused to join a jail delivery. This was just befoi-e his transfer to the government prison here. W ardens Bididle and Zerbst of this institution will perhaps have many such bluffs and brainstorms of the famous doc tor to deal with before he says good bye. in a er If the reader is of the younger gen eration, perhaps they are not fami liar with the doings of Doc Cook. Here are some of his bluffs—one of which he cashed in on—but was caught. Doc Cook claimed to have been the first man to scale Mt. McKinley. He was given a seat in the hall of fame besides such explorers as Agassiz and Herschel. Later his claim was disapproved. This was in 1906. CLAIMED HE HAD REACHED NORTH POLE In 1909 he returned from the North, less than two weeks ahead of Admiral Perry, the real discoverer, claiming that he had reached the North Pole. He returned by way of Denmark—which country officially honored him. New York gave him the "freedom of the city" and hung garland of roses about his neck. Per ry's sudden return with authentic data and proofs of he himself hav ing reached the pole was the bomb I which epploded all of Doc Cook's ' claims—and the praise and honor he so gloried in was quickly turned to ridicule and scorn. +w ie n na f ti0n r S ° g 7 at that Doctoi Cook left the countr\, going to Borneo. There is no record of his bluffs on the wild folks of the East Indies, but that there were some, there is no doubt. XT , , „ No sooner had the famous' ex-[ plorer returned to the United States, î than he was busy again "stringing" j suckers. His ideas were along new; avenues, however, for, whereas he i always had specialized on scientists, royalty and a trusting general pub- ! lic, he now turned his attention to ! widows, orphans and poor folks who wanted to get rich quick by the oil well route—and he strung them to the tune of some $4,000,000. It would seem that his idea of a going concern was to consolidate some 30o bankrupt oil companies with dry wells and make them into one big solvent company with flowing wells. He "sold" the idea of the big com pany so well to the inexperienced and ignorant, that he was rolling in mil lions when the government stepped HIS OIL IDEAS BROUGHT $4,000,000 *> 1 t COMING it V o i't O v To Antelope Monday, May 18 th o O o - o < • Skarning & Company o * •> o .v Skaming's world-wide popularity, and some of the leading newspapers' recommendation sure you that Mr. Skarning, as well as Mrs. Anna Skarning and others of this are real artists. Skarning received his new accordion March 15, 1925, which is special made by the Italian American Accordion Co. in Chicago, and by them said to be the finest and most expensive Instrument ever manufactured. • V ❖ as * o company \ ❖ < Concert BEGINS AT 8:13 p. m. AND A REAL OLD NORSK MORRO AFTER THE PROGRAM ADMISSION 50 cents. _ •_ _ • < WATERLOO FOR MAN WHO OF MT. McKINLEY OF NORTH POLE. 12.—Dr. Frederick A. Cook has re It was against his will, but years, should his health permit, services are free. He is min convicts in the Federal prison chapters in the career of America's to serve out his term of 12 to 14 he again steps into the sun in Sullivan County, N. Y., June in to investigate. Comiction was obvious from the first. He was sentenced to serve 14 years. To show the workings of Doc Cook's brain—he sued a Fort Worth newspaper for libel, claiming $1,000,- ; 000 damages—after he had been con- ! victed. Doc Cook had rare gifts, had they been used in the right direction. He was endowed with a rare personality, a beaming smile and affability -that won the confidence of strangers. He started life well enough—but he nev er could control the desire to bluff. Leaving the home place up state in New York he went to Brooklyn where he drove a milk wagon until he had earned enough money to start thru medical college. _ He was a member of Admiral Per ry's party on one of the earlier ex plorations—but had been missing for some years when he came from the north with his announcement of hav ing reached the pole. Even after all of his claims were disapproved he maintained his stand and even went forth on the lecture platform to car ry out his bluff. However, his pic tures were old, his dairies falsified and in no way had he data which would stand inspection. I SIMSON CHALLENGES i w r n\ at \t \t » m/^n ALLEY TO MAT MATCH a good He made the gum-drop candy fam ous—by claiming that by feeding the Eskimos these colorful sweets, they braved the intense cold and lead him to the pole. If in the prison library here there is a Who's Who, Doc Cook will likely gleam a bit of satisfaction, because there amongst the great is his name. Great Falls, Montana, May 11th.— A challenge to Tom Alley of northern !ther n Montana, state 1 ight-heavy weight wrestling champion, was re î ceived by The Tribune Sunday from j Earl Simpson of Grand Forks; N. D. Simpson declares that he is willing to i meet Alley any place he wishes and under any terms. He states in his ! challenge that he will post a $100 for ! feit for his appearance and as a guar antee that he will make 180 pounds ringside the day of the match. The Tribune is in error when it states that Alley is light-heavy weight champion of this state, as Él wood House carries that honor by reason of winning from Alley last a ; winter, but Alley is a good man and the two men should make i match, I IN DARKEST ARFICA 1 Products of General Motors have reached into darkest Africa, where railroad stations are lighted by Del co-Light. Doc Cook '> >*. E « '■■■' ;■ A 1 I .v : P 3 ! 25.116 \ ^yfA-TOcAtrc^l CJ "In Ms prison cell he sits—may be thinking of his beloved North Pole — his greatest hoax on the world. It was "oil" this time and it landed Dr. Frederick A. Cook in the U. S. Prison at Leavenworth, Kansas. ' . PUBLISHER OF MONTANA BANKER HAS HECK OF A TIME A. B. Casteel Gets Married, Is Put In Jail and Loses Bride In Course of a Few Hours—Files Kidnapping Charge Against Bride's Parents. ... The marital ship of A. B. Casteel, who is publisher of the Montana Banker, a publication gotten out by the bankers of the State of Montana, threatened to go on the rocks at Choteau several days ago when he was detained there in the county jail for several hour? at the request of the mother of his 16-year-old bride, is on the verge of foundering in a sea of trouble, it was indicated a few days ago in a complaint filed by the bride groom in the Wilson justice court agains his parents-in-law. The bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Cawley are accused of kidnap ping by their son-in-law and Mr. Caw ley was placed under arrest a few days ago. He later was released on his own recognizance to appear in court April 27. The father-in-law en tered a plea of not guilty and re fused to discuss the alleged kidnap ping, except to say to officers that he could not disclose the hiding place of his wife and their daughter. Search was being made Saturday night for the bride and her mother, but all efforts to locate them had up to a late hour failed. The kidnap ping, according to Casteel's story to the sheriff's office tock place shortly after the bridegroom's release from jail at Choteau Thursday night on order issued by Co. Atty. Coffey of k * "A ! There is no reason why a De Laval separator shouldn't give 100% service i ! W E have frequently advertised our Author ized De Laval Service. We have told you that we shall be glad to take care of your De Laval, so bring it in to us. We have a specially trained man to do this work. There is no reason why every De Laval Separator in this territory shouldn't give the 100% service and long years of use of which every De Laval is capable. If you haven't brought in your De Laval, don't put it off any longer. Heliand Hardware HEATROLAS FURNACES Firearms, Ammunition, Fishing Tackle, Tools, Paints, Oils, Harness, Furniture, Undertaking PLENTYWOOD, MONTANA DE LAVAL SEPARATORS — * Teton county. Coffey held that as the girl was more than 16 years of age, the marriage, performed a few hours earlier, was legal. The persistent mother, who had motored to Ghoteau to recover her daughter, Casteel says, refused to be reconciled by the county attorney's edict and by means unknown to her , son-in-law took her away in the night. 1 The sheriff's office a few days ago | were continuing the search with their efforts especially directed towards Lewistown, where Mrs. Cawley is be lieved to be at the home of a sister with her daughter. Mr. Casteel insists that his bride is over 18. Records in the office of County Superintendent of Schools Clara Christison show the girl was born October 20, 1908. At this writing it has not been learned as to the outcome of the marital troubles of the publisher of the Montana Banker. 4* ♦ 4' 'Î 1 « S » ♦ ♦ » I * > f i & REAL ESTATE II TRANSFERS | * » : ■ * ■:< » : < * . h ^H"******** 4 DEEDS W. H. Irvine to J. C. Beck, $400.00, lots 3, 3, of 31-33-58. N. J. Nelson, mayor, to T. H. A. Ross, lot 25, in sec. 4, Outlook ceme tery. Mrs. T. J. Gunderson to French Farming Co., $1.00, lot 10, blk. 1, orig. Med. Lake. U. S. A. to Engebret Torstenson, patent, lot 4, SW 1-4 NW 1-4, W 1-2 SW 1-4, 2, SE 1-4 SE 1-4, 3, NW 1-4 NW 1-4, 11 and N 1-2 NE 1-4, 10 36-54. U. S. to Katie Hendrickson, pat ent, lot 4, SW 1-4 NW 1-4, W 1-2 SW 1-4, 2, E 1-2 NE 1-4, 10. W 1-2 NW 1-4, 11-35-51. J.ohanna Kelley et vir to S. H. Far rington, see record. Ed. Weiss et ux to Jensina Mad sen, $1600.00, lot 5, block 5, orig, Plentywood. $1600. Bessie O. Lipscomb to Anna V. Riohwine, $4200.00, S 1-2 SE 1-4, NW 1-4, 16-32-57. IN THE SULTAN'S PALACE The palace of the Sultan of Selang or, on the Malay Peninsula, secures its modern electric illumination thru the use of a Delco-Light electric pow er plant, a General Motors product. I j (*>£■ "Hello Daddy-don't forget my WHgteys" Slip a package your pocket mu you bo home lO Tll^ht. Give the youngsters this wholesome, lon^ lasting sweet - for pieasare^d benefit tn en m Vse il yrarsrif after .smoking or when work drags. Its a . «JreaHtttle freshener f i WRKL 'ytereOerytneaTi 5(9 Fît IPI/ fAITDT TA ASK LUUK1 ill 0011 WUIU 1V TMA DETEIVCDCUID HilLI ItJjvLil f Ltl\iJilll __ _ ^ AC CADjllUPw D AMIf Ul 1 fililULilVü DrillIV _ Havre, Mont.—The district court is asked to immediately order O. G. | Skystead, receiver of the Farmers State bank to sell the assets of that institution and close up the receiver- 1 ship, in a petition filed by the Fideli > and Deposit company of Mary land and the Maryland Casualty com- , Pany Baltimore, two of the bank's 1 ! creditors. - Hearing on the petition has been ! \- et for May 13. In the petition it is alleged that ac-1 i cording to a report of the state exam- j i bier assets of the bank are worth I approximately §25,772.38 of which ! s um about $12,000 is in cash. j It is claimed that the cast of ad I I V - •II Baking ixPowderi I S ft tow I* it â WhL tf(0 •5 m faff?: Ob « füßffi I <j)eKW -, F.O. B, DAYTON. O, - •; T HERE is a new Delco-Light—a Delco-Light that places electricity within the reach of every farm in America. It is lower in price than any Delco-Light Plant has ever been. And it can be bought on terms so easy that no farm family need wait any longer to give its home the wonderful benefits of electric light. All that electric light means in com fort, convenience, safety and economy is now available to the million farm homes that have always wanted electricity, but have felt that its cost was too great. Completely Installed at a Small Extra Cost In addition to this, special arrange ments have been made whereby the Delco-Light Dealer in your community will install your plant and wire your house for five lights to be located wher ever you specify. You will receive with the plant five beautiful spun-brass light ing fixtures complete.with bulbs. And all of this—plant, installation, wiring, fixtures, everything ready to turn on the lights—will cost you only $53, in addition to the price of the plant itself. A Small Down Payment Balance on Easy Terms An Amazingly Low Price Finally, we have arranged that this new low cost for Delco-Light, completely installed, can be paid on terms so easy that anyone can take advantage of them. 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Lall, write, or telephone for full in formation—specifications of the plant, illustrations of the fixtures that come with it, details of our complete installa tion and wiring plan, and the figures Delco-Light° W eaS1 ^ y° u can now get Delco-Light Company, Dayton, Ohio, Subsidiary of Qeneral Motors ■ 1-, SIMON SWANSON, Dealer PLENTYWOOD MONTANA D ELCO LIGHT CO., Fargo S ales Branch, 19 Broadway, FARGO, NORTH DAK. ministering the receivership as sjj° mi bv reports filed since February 6, 1923, to April 1, 1925, was over .1. er cent of the money collectetL I - EX-KANSAS GOVERNOR FACES CHARGE TODAY -- . Topeka Kan., May 10.—Selection oi jury' to try Jonathan M. Davis, for ™er governor, on a charge of sohcit big a bribe for a pardon tor ., - Grundy, convicted bank president ox j Hutchinson, Kan., will Degin nere : Monday morrting in distnc Defense and prosecuting a *- ^ agreed Sunday night that testing ot prospective jurors will require ;a d or two. Although ^ - Peterson, former Hank commission Ä'Ä son w iU. not be tried until later. _ - - THERE ARE MANY SUCH gjn Shiftless-_"I »never pay any attention to knockers.'* Keen Friend:—"I know that's true Bill—Not even opportunity. court. : » MKh. ^£^«^£¥£158? Oh MRS. HARDING, DEAD - Washington, May 9.—Mrs. Caroline Kling, stepmother of the late Mrs. Florence Kling Harding, died sudden ly t odaj( 0 n the tram e n route from Florida to her home at Columbus, Ohio. FARMERS ELEVA TOR COMPANY OF OUTLOOK OUTLOOK, MONT. To the Stockholders in the above Company: Please take notice that any grain that you may have in store in our elevator at the and not sold, will not be sidered in the Patronage Divi dend for the past year and will therefore become Next Year's Business, con Our Annual Cutoff will take place on or about May 20th, 1925. FARMERS ELEVATOR COM PANY OF OUTLOOK T. J. Larson, Mgr.