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AMERICAN FALLS, PORTER COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY SI, 1*1».
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VOLUME XIX
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SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
FROM THE STATEHOUSE
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE IS
BEING INVESTIGATED.
State Affairs Committee Unearths
Things That Have Suspicious Ap
pearace.—Waste of Fnnds Indicated
By Examination Covering Last Six
Months of Moody's Administration.
As the result of a report by the
state affairs committee
"certain irrégularités in the handling
of funds" of the office of adjutant
general since last spring during in
cumbency of Charles S. Moody, now
a member of the lower house from
Bonner county, Governor D. W. Davis
Monday morning addressed a special
message to the legislature calling for
an investigation which
the entire period of Moody's admin
istration.
Former Governor Moses Alexander
is frequently named in the commit
tee's report as having
points outside the state on money
drawn from the militia fund, and a
recent trip of both Moody and Alex
ander to Washington, D. C., is one
of the largest items called into ques
tion.
Many Items Questioned
Cigars, a uniform, a state flag for
the governor's use costing $75, auto
mobile repairs totaling $600, a pair
of $5 gloves, cards the nature of
which is unknown, and $137 worth
of letterheads and envelopes bearing
Moody's name as adjutant general
which were bought from the Northern
Idaho News of Sandpoint only a few
weeks before he left office—these
are some of the items the committee
recommends for investigation. The
adjutant general's department does
not own an automobile.
Saturday morning, after it had be
come noised about the statehouse
and the legislative chambers that an
investigation was being made, Moody
returned to the treasurer's office
$264.80 to repay the state for the
money he had drawn for biB trip to
Washington, for $234.80 of which he
had also put in a claim to the fed
eral government; and former Gover
nor Alexander returned $76 to cover
the claim for the flag which had been
bought out of Moody's fund a few
days befole the Democratic admin
istration went out of power. «
Certificates covering the remit
tances were obtained at the auditor's
office, and the money was turned in
to the state treasurer. It came in
too late to be applied Saturday to
the accounts which it was Intenucd
to straighten out, but was apportion
ed Monday morning by the treasur
er's office to the general fund, and
credited to the adjutant general's ap
piopriation.
Bates His Check "January 8."
Alexander dated his remittance [ l|fi
back to January 3, and the check j
which he tendered bore the same date,
Moody made no effort to camouflage
the date of his remittance, but item
ized it as follows:
"Amount paid by Gov. Alexander,
Hotel bill, extra time in New York,
$30; amount paid Adjt. Gen. Moody,
trip to Washington, by U. S. govern
ment, $234.80."
Aliixa-der's remittance is marked,
"for one flag from adjutant feenaral's
department, $75."
J. S. St. Clair drew $200 from the
adjutant general's fund for Decern
her salary as secretary of district
board No. 2, the report states, when '
he should have been paid from the
federal appropriation, national draft,
Governor Davis' message to the
legislature, was as fiolows:
"The committee on state affairs of
the two houses of the legislature
have, at my request, made a cursory
investigation of the affairs of the ad
jutant general's department covering
a period of approximately six months
last past, and have reported to me
informally certain irregularities in
the handling of the funds of that de
partment which, unexplained, justify
a further investigation and report.
I therefore respectfully suggest the
propriety of a further and formal in
vestigation by the legislature."
The report of the committee calls
attention to about fifty items which
it suggests should be Investigated,
covering a period of about six months
ol Adjutant General Moody's term of
office. The following are among the
items set out:
Pullman request from Charles
Moody, from Boise, Idaho, to Colfax,
Washington, December 9, 1918. Tick
et form 100-4, Ticket No. 6466, value
$2.75.
Transportation request No. 54 on
the same date, Dec. 9, Transporta
tion request No. 56 called for Pullman
drawing room from Boise to Poca
tello, Idaho, Ticket Form No. 100-4,
Ticket No. 5468, value, $7.00. (Signed
by Charles S. Moody.)
Also, on December 9, transporta
tion request No. 57, for drawing room
from Pocatello. Idaho, to Chicago,
Illinois, value, $30.00. (Signed by
Charles S. Moody, dated December
10th.)
Call attentoin to the fact that two
transportation requests were issued
to Charles S. Moody, from Boise—one
travelling north and one south—
both used.
Question: As Mr. Moody accom
panied the governor to Pocatello on
the 9th, who uzed the transportation
request going north? The transpor
tation used on December the 9th was
for Hon. Moses Alexander and AdJ.
Gen. Charles S. Moody to attend a
conference of governors at Annapolis,
Md. Charles S. Moody was ordered
T
by telegram, dated .December the 8th,
1918, as follows:
"No. B-4535. You are directed
to report to Provost Marshal Gen
eral at Washington, D. C., on Sat
urday, December the 14th, at
noon. Traveling request is nec
essary in public service. Acknow
ledge.
This is an order from the provost
general at Washington, D. C., direct
ing Moody to report there, and as
such traveling being necessary in the
public service, his expenses should
have been paid by the Federal Gov
ernment.
Question: Why was the state mili
tary appropriation used In transport
ing the governor (Alexander) of this
state, from Boise to Annapolis, to at
tend the governors' conference at An
napolis, and why was General Moody
transported at state expense, when
the federal government should have
paid the same?
December 17th, 1918—Transporta
tion request No. 60, issued to Charles
S. Moody, from Baltimore to New
York, over the Pennsylvania lines—
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Ticket Form No. 100-5-6, Ticket No.
1261, value $1.60.













Question: Under what authority
was the trip from Baltimore to New
York made?
Transportation request No. 294—
dated November 10, 1918, issued to
Charles S. Moody, from Lewiston,
Idaho, to Boise, Idaho, Ticket Form
No. 100-4, Ticket No. 3098, and Ticket
No. 3099—value, $5.00. Calling for
two lower Standa"d berths.
Question : Who accompanies Ad
jutant General Moody from Lewiston,
Idaho, to Boise, Idaho, at state ex
pense, on this transportation?
Expense account dated December
26th, 1918. Charles S. Moody, begin
ning December 9th. Ticket, $5.00.
Covering the expense account of
Charles S. Moody and Moses Alex
ander on a trip to Annapolis, Md., to
attend Governors' Conference, $176.73.
Salary as Secretary for District
Board No.' 2, for the month of Decem
ber, 1918, $200. J. S. St. Clair as Sec
retary for District Board No. 2 should
be paid from the federal appropria
tion, national draft.
Question: Why is he paid $200 per
month from the military appropria
tion of the state of Idaho, when he
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HEALTH RULES FOR SCHOOLS.
American Falls, Idahc
Jan. 28, 1919
Teachers:
The work of the Junior Red Cross
in the public schools for February
consists in conducting a Health Cam
paign in which the principle is fol
lowed that the child must learn by
DOING no less than by verbal in
structions.
Among the many lessonsi j taught
[ l|fi by the war is the fact that disease
j and other physical defects, which
caused the rejections of over thirty
percent of our men at the age of
greatest strength, were diseases and
physical defects that were prevent
able. On the other hand, the admira
'ion of the world was shown our sol
'"ers in the field after they were
taught in the camps to grow strong
and to keep well by systematic exer
cise, proper food and sleep, cleanli
nesB and regular habits,
Can the public schools affosd to
miss this opportunity of applying
this one lesson? Is it not infinitely
more important to train the children
' n health habits than to try to have
them learn the names of the bones
and follow the course of the flow of
the blood? If a boy does the chores
or duties In this health program
faithfully for one week he will be
taught valuable lessons, but If he
continues them for four weeks he will
by
on
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likely form health habits for life.
After carefully explaining to the
children the need for the performing
each of the following eleven health
chores, I would suggest that you keep
on the blackboard or on a large card,
a record of each child for each day 1
of the month of February I
1. I washed my hands before each |
meal today. ' j
2. I washed not only my face but j
my ears and neck and I cleaned my 1
finger nails today.
3. I tried to keep fingers, pencils,, j
and everything that might be un- I
clean out of my mouth and nose. j
4. I drank a glass of water before |
each meal and before going to bed, j
and dpank no tea, coffee or other in-1
jurious drinks today. j
5. I brushed my teeth thoroughly
In the morning and in the evening
today.
6. I took ten or more slow deep
breaths of fresh air today.
7. I played outdoors or with win
dows open more than thirty minutes
today.
8. 1 was in bed ten hours or more
last night and kept my window open.
9. I tried today to sit up and stand
up straight, to eat slowly, and to at
tend to toilet and each need of my
body at its regular time.
10. 1 tried today to keep neat and
cheerful constantly and to be helpful
to others.
Jl. I took a full bath on each day I
of the week that te checked (X). j
If you do not have a copy of "Com
mon Sense In Health," write to your 1
Many schools are not yet enrolled
you
H. R. WALLIS.
Chr. Chapter Bchoo! Com.
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SupL for one.
ae a Junior Auxiliary. Won't
help to make Power County 100 per
c-eDt in this nlembership?
Ramona. Auditorium, tonighL
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ROY FARMER BEATS WHEAT WITH PINTO BEANS
ON SUMMER FALLOW.
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W. J. Conarroe of Hoy last year harvested a fifteen acre crop of ♦
pinto beans on summer fallow that will bring him returns of about ♦
$50 per acre. "That is better than wheat," he said, "and further than ♦
that, the land growing beans will yield ten bushels of wheat per acre
than summer fallow."







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Mr. Conarroe has certainly proved his faith by results.
given about the same amount of cultivation as would have •
summer fallow to keep the weeds down. The_culti- ♦
moisture and at harvest time the field was in ♦
His bean ♦
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fine shape. ... . , -r,
The beans were seeded on the last day of June with an ordinary *
drill leaving every fourth hole open, making the rows 28 inches apart. ♦
The ground was plowed immediately before seeding The crop ma- ♦
tured in less than ninety days and was harvested with a bean cutter. •
and threshed with a pea and bean huiler.
From the fifteen acres he secured sixty-five sacks of an average *
weight of 141 pounds. He ts offering these for sale at eight cents a *
pound and If sold at that figure will bring him about $60 per acre. W
This, he figures, is quite a bit better than summer fanov.ing J
Mr Conarroe believes that every dry farmer will find It profitable w
to grow beans instead of letting his land lie idle every other season. »
When quantity production is reached (shipments can be made in car w
lots Colorado farmers ship hundred« ot cars every year, and a steady ♦
market has been developed. The thousands of acres of idle lands In *
the county can be made to bring in a good revenue, and Mr. Conarroe ♦
is confident that it will not be long before beans will be one oT our ♦
staDle crops. At four cents a pound, even, a good revenue can be se
cured from beaus when growing conditions are fair.
mV Conarroe has placed his beans on sale at the Farmers Barn at ♦
eight centB a pound He brought in one load Wednesday and will ♦
keep a supply on hand until they are all disposed of.












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LETTER? FROM POWER
COUNTY SOLDIERS.
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Davis haß received the
MfB. Bert .
following letter from her son, who is
now in Germany. He bas had eight
months fighting the Huns. Before
the war he was with the National
Guard, six months on the Mexican
border:
Flumgen, Germany, Dec. 16, 1918.
I will drop you a
I am getting along fine,
in Germany now, don't
Dear Mother:
few lines.
We are over
know how long we will be here;
be here a long time; we may
home soon, anyhow we hope so.
may
come
You don't know how glad we
that the war is over and I suppose
you are the samé, for I have seen
awful sights over here, something I
! hope never to see again in my life.
! it would be too much to tell you lu i
writing so I will tell It when 1 come i
home. Did you get the card 1 sent I )- 4
you in time for Christmas? We art
at the present In a Gorman home; we
sleep in the dining room; there Is bo | by
sitting around the mother and two j
girls and us boys; they seem to be
happy; I don't know how they feel I
at heart but they treat us very nice; j
be sure and have plenty of gas for
I
get home. How
of
the car when I
would like to see you all.
Your loving son,
Corp. Earl E. Garrett,
Battery C, 146th Field Artillery.
at
Dear Folks:—
Well we re still on our way but I
guess were almost to t=mrjdestination.
From ail 1 ve learned * are going
to Coblentz, Germany, that a about
30 kilos from here. I will try to te $
you something of my travels.^
We left New York Sept. 1st on be,
British transport Be gic. The trip
over was good Dtdn sec any subs
or mines and the weather was fairly
good. We landed at Liverpool Eng
land, the 13th, and loaded on a | ra| n
and went to Winchester, England
We were there for three or four days ;
in one of those English rest camps, j
then we went to Southampton and got j
0 n another ship. It was a small boat (
and the trip across the channel was 1
1 rough, and I was sure some seasick ;
I The next morning we unloaded at
| Cherbourg!!, France, and hiked about
j r, or 6 kilos to another rest camp.
j From there we got on a train and
1 went south to Angers. There we were
j go t some drilling for two weeks. We
I left the 116th about 10 o'clock one
j night and started on one of those
| pleasure trips In a box car. We
j passed through Tours and several
in-1 other large cities but we didn't get to
j go through Paris, we unloaded at St.
at
my
They were living in the trenches of
and tbe old Hindenburg line. There Ü
s i ept („ m y first dugout and we were
g | ad t0 get that as it rained nearly
day I every day and lt was sure miserable.
j we were there for about six weeks
aD d I sure got my fill of the war.
your 1 wbat j gaw 0 f it there.
Then the German, started to re
treat and of course we had to follow
you them up. We went as far as "Dun."
France, and built a bridge across the
Muese river. The
blown It up when they retreated. We
Com. j were there when the armistice was
; signed Then we found out that the
j 308tl^ regiment was supposed to be
Mrs. Frank Barnard has received
the following letter from her Bon.
Glenn F. Barnard, who Is with the
Third army of occupation, in Germany
Dungenheim, Germany,
Dec. 12, 1918.
1 transferred to the 116th and we sure
Dizer and were there for a day and a
night. Then we started for the front.
We got off the train at Semens and
started to hike to headquarters of the
, ng . h
It was early in the morning when
we started and we didn't get ther.
stayed*there^hat'night 1 arid uifr"bunctb
about 72 of the old Co. D, were trmns- !
ferred into different companies and ;
i; of u. came to A Co. Well we!
hiked all that day and got to A Co. j
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per
had
< ;t: mam
a part of the Army of Occupation
and wo started on our way to Ger
many. The 3rd Army, of which we
art a part, is supposed to occupy the
German town of Coblentz. We have
been on the way for about a month
but w'p are almost there now.
feeling fine and I've been feeling all
right ever since we came over. There
was no flu where we were, and none
of our company had it.
shall go on up a ways but I don't
look to be here long,
we shall be on our way to- the States
and I'm sure anxious to get back. I
can't hardly wait, but I'll be back
some of these days, so don't worry.
I'm sending some New Years cards
that I got here and you
them to the ones as I
w-rlting material to write to them all.
Will close with love,
I'm
I think we
I think that
can send
haven't the
Your son,
ÖLEN F. BARNARD,
not
of
the
the
this
cork.
Mrs.
and
so
were
dies
ving
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for
and
cers
The
not
ply
he
by
was
1st,
Is
New England, the cradle of Liberty,
)- 4 started a movement to tiring buB
iqu to an understanding of the
iRmtgers of Bolshevism. It Is headed
| by F.rank W. Whitoher, President of
j the Massachusetts Chamber of Corn
merce. Good luck (o it!
I Bolshevik! is a Russian word and
j (he type of anarchy and atheism It
represents is of Russian and Euro
Bolshevism is not na
There is nothing !n
OCT WITH THEM ALL.
pean origin,
tive to our soil,
the political or economic background
of the United States to justify Its ex
istence here.
The Bureau of Investigation of the
Department of Justice, which fought
German propagandists while we were
at war, has turned its atention to the
"Red" menace and has uncovered a
vigorous Bolshevist propaganda with
thousands of advocates at work. The
leaders, with the exception of a few
so-called intellectuals, are foreign
born 0erm6n mon ey, an d mo ney
gt0 , en from proHirate RugBla , be
uge d t finance the spread of
^ dagtardly doctl .j nCB . About
$ 400,000 has already been sent to
America by the Lenine government.
[( jg a grogB abuse of the freedom
Qf lhjg co * ntry to permit iiolshevlet
meet) nr ' 0 tolerate the actlvl
tjeg of thegp al , eng wboge t , very bellef
Jg deBtruct)ve of th e ideals of the re
pub u c Having got the nameg and
y the act f V ities of these fomeut
; f anarchy and a , h eism, the next
j gJ jg t(J deporl them,
j Ro ig be vlgt is an "undesirable
( „ f (he mogt pron ounced class,
1 WRh h(g debaBed m i nd be i„ eV en
; More da „ roua than the a n en with
d|g( , aged bod Put blm out . Keep
, Do , t now! _Lpf»u e ' s Week
of
Ü
vrovea.
I" revising the individual income
' ax section, the confer««» *}*
hou * e provision requiring
J lch net income of $100) J**®** J®
ftle r ® turn *' striking out the sjaat
re- amendment requiring returns if gross
j income is *1000 or more,
I
the ;
We picture» that have ever been seen
was here It ts a story of the Great West
the and can not fail to hoid the attention
be of all wbo see It.
iy.
HAVE YOU AN INCOME OF
4 THOUHAND OB MORE!
t
li -o You Will Have to Make a Repu
Next Year aad Dig Up for the Bene
fit of the War Debt
Corporations will pay income taxes
a of J l2 in p f r J*" 1
and 10 °j 8 per « e " t . t ? er â*, f ^ r
agreements reached Batnr
day by senate and house conferee, on
the war revenue bill.
« h, estimated that under the new
"î-SSÂ *"*
OOOjMO annually thereafter, as against
! ab ^- »#*4,000,000 estimated from the
; or ^* 1141 h ° u ** „«—win*
we! The senate plan of providing for
j of income taxes In four in
_ : Btallments Instead of three, as pro
I posed by the house bill, also wa* ap
Dustin Farnum will be seen at the
had Auditorium the 6th In one of the best
I
HEATH ANGEL ( ALLS TWO
PROMINENT YOUNG MEN.
George M. Angelly, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Angelly. died Janu
ary 30, at 9:30 a. m„ aged 19 years.
The yonug man was a high school
student, talented, and with an appar
ently bright future. He had resided
with his parents in American Falls
for the past ten years or more, and
attracted all to him by hie manly
bearing and unimpeachable conduct.
No young man in the city was more
universally esteemed, and his death
brings sadness to all. His family is
heartbroken Death was caused by
pneumonia following influenza. For
the past week the condition of Mr.
Angelly was known to be critical, but
it was hoped he would pull through.
He is survived by father, mother and
sister. (Funeral services* were held
at the family home at 11 o'clock today.
William A. Vance, aged about 30
years, died at hts home near Rock
land Wednesday morning of pneu
monia following influenza. He 1«
survived by a wife and babe a month
old, and mother and sister.
Mr. Vance was well known in
American Falls, where he resided for
several years, being an employe of
the American Falls Milling Company.
He enjoyed the confidence of every
one with whom he came into coni act,
being industrious and honorable in
his dealings. It ts only a few months
since he left the mill to move to hts
homestead seven miles from Rock
land. Few of his American Falls
friends knew of his illness until his
death was announced.
The mother and sister of Mr. Vance
who make their home at Lava Hot
Springs, arrived Wednesday evening
to attend the funeral.
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on
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The losing team of shooters In the
rccent contest made good their obit
gatton Monday evening, by banqueting
the winners. The banquet was
served at the Remington, and Man
ager Soell more than sustained his
reputation as a caterer. The menu j
was all that could be expected, the
service excellent, and the evening an
enjoyable one.
The best thing of the evening was
not down on the bills. Captain Oliver
of the losing team, In arranging for
the banquet, stipulated that there
should be no colored waiters, hu: he
overlooked inserting n proviso that
the wives of the shooters should not
"black up" and do the serving. And
this Is what they did, much to the
surprlse and pleasure of the -ban
queters.
When the banqueters were seated
.Manager Hoell announced that ha had
secured some music, and Introduced
"Liza," who proved to be Mrs. t'eto
Hanson under a coating of burnt
cork. The surprise had hardly passed
before Mrs. Soell, Mrs. W. J. Hanson,
Mrs. A. H. Barton, Mrs. O. M. Oliver,
and Miss Irene Oliver, looking like
so many negresses, emerged from the
kitchen and began serving. Ho well
were they disguised that it took some
little time to Identify them. The la
dies enjoyed themselves fully as
much as the men. During the ser
ving Mrs. Hanson entertained the
banqueters with piano selections and
songs suitable to the color scheme.
Following the serving the lobby
v as cleared and dancing was enjoyed
for a while The ladles were not
overly careful In their movements
and more than one of the male dan
cers appeared as If he had encoun
terod tho smutty side of a frying pan.
The coloring used by the ladies did
not prove to he fast black. The sup
ply of burnt cork provided proved to
he insufficient, and was augmented
by soot from the hotel range, and this
was easily transferable.
The losing team challenged the
winners to a return shoot February
1st, at Cedar Ridge, and the challenge
was accepted, Fifty shells are to be
taken by each shooter, and percent
ages will be figured. Each shooter
Is to provide his own shells, und the
losers are to banquet the winners at
the Remington. W. E. Crawford 1»
arranging a luncheon at the close <A
tbe shoot.
BANQUET THE WINNERS
Losing Team of Shooters Banquet tbe
Winner^ and Issue New Challenge
t
Many American Falls school child
ren have been given the vaccine treat
ment for tbe prevention of pneu
monia following the flu. Fifty-five
children were given the treatment at
the Washington school Monday fore
noon, and in tho afternoon treatment
was given at tbe Lincoln rchool.
Treatment was given to only such
children as the parents were willing
to have treated. The vaccine came
from the (Mayo
Mtnneeota. Superintendent
before sending for the vaccine, made
Inquiry of the Twin
authorities, where more
Bros. Hospital in
Wallis,
Falls school
than 1*00
children were given tbe treatment.
He was Informed that there were no
had effects from the treatment, and
that but six or eight of, the children
treated had since come down with
the flu, and those had the disease In
its lightest form. It Is not claimed
that the treatment will prevent tbe
flu, but that It wtll prevent compli
cations following it.
The administration state reorgani
zation bill passed the senate Tuesday
and has been sent to tbe house, lt is
«aid there Is no doubt of its passoge
within a reasonable time, although
tbere Is some opposition to the meas
ure.
I
PLEASED WITH FINDINGS
IN CASPER OIL FIELDS
AMERICAN FALLS BUSINESS MAN
BECOMES OIL ENTHUSIAST.
Inspects Oil Fields in Which He I«
Interested. Visits Wells on Adjoin»
Ing Property, Talks With Business
Men and Bankers and Retaraa
Highly Pleased .With Ontloek.
Mr. Chester Green, manager of the
Oneida Elevator, having returned)
from an Inspection of the Wyoming
oil fields known aa Salt Creek and
the Big Muddy, In the vicinity of Caa
per, Wyoming, has given his impres
sions of these oil fields, which un
doubtedly will be of Interest to sev
eral of our citizens who have become
interested In the Chappell Oil Com
pany through the representations or
its vice president, Mr. W. C. Gregory,
formerly cashier of the First National
Hank. Mr. Green aatd:
ft would be impossible for me tn
detail to give my impressions of the
great oil fields known as Salt Creek
and the Big Muddy, for from what I
was told and personally observed
could not be expressed briefly, and
1 therefore will attempt to confine
myself to the more important fea
tures relating to these oil fields, as
well aH to
Chappell
I became
fields through statements made by
Mr. Gregory, formerly of American
Falls, and at his suggestion as well
as at the requeot of several of our
citizens who had become Interested
in the Chappell Oll Company, I con
cluded to make the trip to Casper and
Inspect the holdings of the Company.
Mr. J. W. Briggs, representing a num
ber of his friends at Poeatollo, ac
companied Mr. Gregory and rnyseir
to Casper and upon arriving there
early tn the morning we were soon
on our way to the Salt Creek Oil
Field which 1» located about fifty
miles north of Casper.
j had been told ,, rev lously to leav
|ng for wy om | n g that It would be
pogBlbIa for „ person to drive all day
)ong througb the Halt Creek oil field
and ncver | e ave the
drlvjng j or »«veral hours In the field
j rt , alij , ed t he truthfulness of this
„tatement And In fact U would require
gevaral day* t0 fully inspect Halt
Creek, for It 1» not only the oldeat.
)argeHt and produces more oil than
gny ulbe|L ot ) field In Wyoming, but
lt lB 0]lfl o{ tho largest high grade oil
fields In the world,
«tiers pertaining to the
Com pany.
interested In those ott
O.?
field. After
Ag far baca Hg iu47. during thw
go i d nulh to California, this field was
kMown to contain oil, for there were
hove ,al oil springs In sections of the
f | 0 i d aln0U g these springs my atten
tlon wag called to one that since 188&
beon a ble to produce practically
twent y barrels of oil a day.
baH bo ,. a developed, however,
through the drilling of wells and thi*
development practically commence»
w i tb tb « yoar 1900. The first wells
worP on jy drilled to what Is known,
ag tbe -shannon sands" and while
the wc n„ were shallow In depth the
0 j| produced was of high grade, s«U
| ng around $9.00 a barrel,
with the advent of the gasoline en
g i ne the great demand, however, was
f 0r oil containing a high percentage
0 f gasoline, wells were then drilled
to a greater depth and today the big
producers are drilled to what 1»
Known as the second wall creek send,
ranging from 1000 to 2500 feet III
depth according to location In tho
field. In this connection It is e\
tretnnly remarkable to note that wlth
in what Is known as the sandstone
escarpment (the sandstone rock rim
indicating the geological boundari.-*
0 f an oil field) there has nevi r been
a we il drilled to the second wall creek
«and In Halt Creek field that did not
produce upwards of 1000 barrels a day
in this connection, too, I will state I
had an opportunity of seeing a well
that was drilled in Iasi September
that is recognized as the largest high
grade oil well In the world and In
passing let me also add that this great
well is located on a line Just north
of the Chappell Oil Company's lease,
Litigation, government wlthdraw
a )« and the lack iof sufficient pipe
lines only account for Halt Creek not
being developed *o its capacity, for
while ft now produces upwards of
20,000 barrels of -oil a day, and the
Big Gusher Just referred to could
double the capacity of the field if tliy
well was permitted to flow to Its ca
pacity, with this litigation adjusted,
a leasing bill phased by congress and
additional pipe lines constructed.
Ball Creek could be made to produc
anywhere from 200,000 to 500,000
barrels of oil a day. Oven now there
are hnndreds of wells drilled In the
field, and considering the Immensity
of the field, several miles long and
as many wide, It la apparent to any
one visiting the field that it has only
been merely prospected and not de
veloped *» |t conic be dave l o p e d .
Halt Creek la tbe field In which the
Midweal Company first entered upon
tbe producing and refining of oil.
Tbe company was formed by a young
stenographer by the name of Hop
kins, and today thie company has a
capital and aurplu» of upwarda of
$75,000,000.00. Early appreciating tbe
possibilities of thta field the Midwest
Company acquired as much land in
Salt Creek as It was possible to ac
quire and bold, and aa 1 hare Indi
cated before with no failures within
the sandstone escarpment of
field, the land la of great raine and
the Mtdweat Company has never dis
posed or sold any of its holdings.
This
tbe
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