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: The Town of Cody Is :
: On a Gas Dome :
: i
* That Cody rests on a gas dome is no longer a question. ♦
* The reservoir that the United Oil and gas company struck ♦
+ Monday night estimated at 250,000 cubic feet, confirms the +
* opinion of many operators that gas will be used in lighting +
+ and heating Cody within another year.
The Mountain States encountered a flow of gas on the
Wiltse-Sheets lease a few weeks ago. The big well struck +
* by the United Oil and Gas company is across the river from +
* the Pulley lease. +
* Other operators are now out for gas and are confident ♦
* that they will be successful. +
+ The operators believed they would encounter a good flow +
* of oil if they went on down and are still drilling. +
+ The gas flow secured by the Elanpac company at Wiley 15 +
* miles southeast of Cody is one of the best in Wyoming, but +
* too far out to be profitable commercially because of the
+ rarity of population. +
* ♦
Endorse Congressional Dele
gation and Name Delegates
The Republican state convention at
Cheyenne Monday elected the follow
ing delegates to the national conven
tion at Chicago:
!>. E. Hollister, Cody; John Hay,
Rock Sprin gs;Ralph Denio, Sheridan;
C. L. Hinkle, Cheyenne; Thomas
Sneddon, Diamondville; anti Patrick
Sullivan, Casper.
The following alternates were un
animously elected: Mrs. L. C.
Hamsberger. Lander; Harry Chassell,
Gillette; T. A. Dunn, Bundance; C. E.
Plummer, Wheatland}>H. R. Lathrop,
Casper; C. A. Zaring, Basin.
The following electors were nomi
nated: J. 1.. Baird, Newcastle; J. A.
Delfelder, Riverton; W. E. Chaplin,
The convention went on record fav
oring a brand new constitution for
the state of Wyoming and the casting
Park County’s Free Public Library
Park county’s free public library
built by the cooperation of the Wo
man's Public Service league and An
drew Carnagie and the tax payers of
the county, was opened by a reception
Tuesday evening which waß attended
by a crowd that filled the building.
The rooms were brilliantly lighted
and decorated with cut flowers and
potted plants. The ladies of the lea
gue assisted by Miss Mable Wilkin
son, librarian, received the guests.
During the evening a program was
given in the dob Norn in the base
ment. The Ugh school orchestra
Played covers] numbers and lilss
Wilkinson rendered two soosptebls
violin selections accompanied by Miss
aside of the swaddling clothes fash
ioned for the infant of 1890 and pat
terning garments that will fit the
state that is growing the fastest,
it endorsed the present delegation at
Washington and pledged its support
to the nominee of the republican nat
ional convention at Chicago.
The following resolutions were ad
The members of the Republican
party of Wyoming in state convention
assembled assert their unfaltering
faith in the principles of government
upon which the Republican party was
founded and which have for more than
?f'.y years produced the most glorious
•'ages in American history. We need
' in i*r a comparison of conditions
of i rosperity, contentment and peace
st home and honor and respect abroad
obtaining under past Republican ad
Luella Spencer at the piano.
Dr. Frances Lane, president of the
league, and chairman of the library
board, presided. Rev. Columbus
Wardlaw of Powell was expected to
make the principal address but on ac
count of weather conditions was un
able to be present. Prof. A. A. Slade
Rev. F. M. Stephenson and L. L. New
ton were called upon and each re
sponded with remarks.
The library was organised in 1906
by the ladies of Cody who gathered
together a few hooka and by careful
financing and hard worlf kept the or
ganisation active and Mfoctivo for a
number of years. They erected a
stone building on the present rite a
Cody Will Lose All the Railroad Park Tourist
Business Unless the South Side Canyon Road is Built
Montana corporations operating on the Cody Entrance to the Park are looking at the proposition from purely a COLD
BLOODED BUSINESS viewpoint. They are out to makemoney anci Cody MEANS NOTHING TO THEM save as it
yields them a revenue. In line with the warning this paper has made from time to time the Herald took the matter up with
P. S. Eustis of the Burlington who said that the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor company had asked the Burlington to serve the
tourists with breakfast and supper IN ORDER TO SAVE THE TRIP TO CODY and thus enable them to operate DIRECTLY
The railway officials refused their request and they came back and asked that the railroad furnish them with station
ary cars along the track that they might serve the meals and thus SAVE HAULING THEIR PASSENGERS TO THE
IRMA. Meeting refusal at this point the Motor company proposed that they BUILD an eating house somewhere BETWEEN
THE DEPOT AND THE SHOSHONE DAM and accomodate their tourists there. Only by refusing to cooperate with them
was the matter dropped TEMPORARILY.
Next year tourists brought in by rail WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE TRAIN TO THE PARK and on the return DELIV
ERED TO THE STATION WITHOUT SEEING CODY. It is purely a matter of business. The Motor company has
nothing against the town but a child can see that it is a waste of time and a loss of money to bring their tourists past the
The problem CAN ONLY BE SOLVED by the building of the road to the park on the SOUTH SIDE OF THE CANYON
and thus bringing all tourists thru our city. IT MUST BE DONE THIS YEAR. If there is delay and the outside corpora
tions make investments in buildings they WILL KEEP UP THE OLD ROAD and our plan would be FOREVER defeated.
Here is Cody’s OPPORTUNITY to save the day by prompt action. DELAY IS DANGEROUS. THREE THOUS
AND tourists over the Burlington this year is the pledge to the Motor company by the Burlington. They expect to
DOUBLE the business in 1917 and make substantial gains each year. Can Codv AFFORD to SLEEP and let this great
The Northern
Wyoming Herald
ministrations, with the deplorable sit
uation of ignominious failure, inde
cision, vacillation and incompetence
exhibited by the present Democratic
regime in temporary control of the
people’3 affairs at Washington, to
prove the necessity of a return of
the Republican party to the manage
ment of the public business. From
all sections of the shamed republic
the Macedonian cry is heard, and the
Republican party, re-baptised, recon
secrated to the service of the people,
stands ready to obey their call. Un
ited and militant purified by the sac
rifices and atonements of four long
years in the wilderness, this party is
•■'.ronger. wiser and better fitted to
(Continued on page five)
short time later and this was kept op
en for a couple of years by means of
public subscription.
An effort was made to secure the
cooperation of Andrew Carnagie but
the town was too small and he would
not build a building except in county
seat towns. The library lay dormant
for some time and soon after the or
ganization of Park county the matter
was taken up again and the coopera
tion secured.
Rankin & Johnson contracted to
build the building, Lleb ft Williams did
the cement work.
So many poopls has had a part to
play in the establishment of the 11-
(Continued on Pago Five)
Promoters Expect
10,000 Strangers
The Black and White Trail associa
tion with headquarters at Bearcreek
is the latest trail-boosting organiza
tion to be organized in this ditrict.
The association is boosting the Black
and White trail which connects the
Black and Yellow trail at Cody, Wyo.,
with the Yellowstone trail at Colum
bus, passing thru Cody and Clark,
Wyo., and Chance, Bearcreek, Red
Lodge. Roscoe, Absarokee and Col
umbus, Mont.
Dr. J. C. F. Seigfriedt, mayor of
Bearcreek, is president of the asso
ciation, C. M. Straight is secretari
al .1 F. M. Waldorf, treasurer. The
ass., -ition has a large membership
•crape. 1 of representative business
men of il>3 various cities and towns
through which the trail leads. The
association plans making a big ad
vertising campai. n to attract tour
ists over the trail, airing the coming
summer. A part of the plan is to
improve the roads and make them at
tractive to motorists.
The trail has been given recogni
tion in the logs and trail book. The
association has adopted the follow
ing slogan: “10,000 strangers over
the trail this summer.”
A few of the attractions that will
make the trip over the Black and
White trail popular are side trips to
Rosebud lake; splendid fishing in the
streams around Absarokee; scenic
trips up Rock creek from Red Lodge;
visits to the Elk basin oil fields and
inspection of the Bearcreek coal
Dr. Seigfriedt in a letter to the
Herald man says that they are plan
ning to run to Cody in the near fu
ture and want to meet the members
of the Cody club with a view of get
ting the cooperation of the Cody peo
The doctor and a party visited Cody
last summer and made the run up to
the park line. They were so impress
ed with the scenery that they desire
to connect up with It. They expect
to send 10,000 strangers over the road
this summer and this should add con
siderably to the travel that Cody is
expecting to entertain this season
reception “postponed
The reception for the new members
of the W. C. T. U. has bean postponed
until next Monday night and will be
held in the Sunday school rooms of
fthe Methodist church.
An Array of Orators, Entertainers
and Big Musical Organizations
Dates for the Cody Chautauqua
were received yesterday and are giv
en as July 15 to 20. The first pro
gram is given Saturday afternoon
and one is given Saturday evening.
Then follows two programs each day
until Thursday evening when the big
tent Is rolled up and the 1916 Chau
tauqua is brought to an end.
The program furnished by the
Standard Chautauqua system of
Lincoln, is nil unusually strong one
from the standpoint of lecturers as
well as musical attractions. Clin
Hon. D. E. Hollister
Hou. Dwight E. Hollister was named by the Republican cooreatieu at
Cheyenne as a delegate to the National convention at Chicago and received
every vote of the convention, polling lit votes. This recognition of Mr.
Hollister as the leading republican In northern Wyoming has renewed the
mention of his name as gubernatorial timber ia 1918.
ton X. Howard, known as the Little
Giant, is a Quaker that can talk fast
er and say more than any other pub
lic speaker on the platform. He
has been heard by a number of Cody
people who pronounce him worth the
price of the course. If possible he
will be engaged for a Sunday morn
ing address. The other speakers
are of national reputation and will
present strong features on the bill.
The musical numbers are given by
big companies of established repu
tation and will doubtless please Co
d/’s critical audiences.

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