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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1818
Daring Paint Up & Clean Up Season And
All The Year Around When You
Wmt To
Fix that fence— Q . J. P. OELAND & SONS.
Lay that floor— J I General Carpenters, Con
n.„, ,u-, j™ i tractors and Builders, at
p J. Y. Smith’s second hand
Bu.ld that small bu.ld.ng or Ll Btore> cor sheridan and
Cottage or any Big Car- P I 4th or phone 154-W at
penter Job U | Residence, Alger avenue.
Good stock of all staple sizes
These tires are good tires
Shall they be determined by
Industrial Warfare or
Federal Inquiry?
To the American Public:
Do you believe in arbitration or indus
trial warfare?
The train employes on all the railroads
are voting whether they will give their leaders
authority to tie up the commerce of the
country to enforce their demands for a 100
million dollar wage increase.
The railroads are in the public service—
your service. This army of employes is in
the public service—your service.
You pay for rail transportation 3 billion
dollars a year, and 44 cents out of every
dollar from you goes to the employes.
On all the Western railroads in 1915, seventy-five per cent of the
train employes earned these wages (lowest, highest and average
•fall; as shown by the pay rolls—
Freight Yard
S»l* Atwi*, Sut* A,m,a lUai, Avaua
’Si* 2,,s K 76 » 2 ° 7 ' ’S* 137 *
C ~ hu " £5 1,7 » IS 1,35 '£1 1355
Tmm . . u7S 1317 2QJ, 1181 155 * 873
1% 367 1& 1135 ig 1107
The average yearly wage payments to ttl Western train em
ployes (including those who worked only part of the year) aa
shown by the 1915 payrolls were—
Paisaogar Fraight Yard
Engineers $2038 $1737 sl2lß
Conductors 1772 1624 12 i 2
Firemen ...... 1218 873 832
Rrakemen 921 1000 1026
A 100 million dollar wage increase for
men in freight and yard service (less than
one-fifth of all employes) is equal to a 5 per
cent advance in all freight rates.
The managers of the railroads, as trustees
for the public, have no right to place this
burden on the cost of transportation to you
without a clear mandate from a public tri
bunal speaking for you.
The railroads have proposed the settle
ment of this controversy either under the
existing national arbitration law, or by refer
ence to the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. This offer has been reiused by the
employes’ representatives.
Shall a nation-wide strike or an
investigation under the Gov
ernment determine this issue?
National Conference Committee of the Railways
KLISHA LEE, Chairman. A. 9. CRKIG, Asst. to Reeeivers,
V* H. ALBRIGHT, Cm*l Manager. 8,1 A Mam Francisco Railroad.
Atlantic Coast I.lm# Railroad.* C V. KOUNS. Km'l Manager.
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It is a truism that no person can
attain the highest state of happiness
without having suffered the deepest
despair. It is equally true that no
person can achieve great succes;
without undergoing the hard knock;,
and the adversities of life. Men of
intellectual power must pay the
price—long hours of close, haid
study. Wyoming’s congressman has
been tested out in every crucible
that paves the way to success and
has withstood the fire. His life has
been intensely prosaic and yet reads
almost like a romance. He is west
ern in every sense of the word; we
might have said mountainous, for he
has devoted the major portion of his
interesting career to the work «f de
veloping this vast intermountain re
Frank W. Mondell was born in St.
Louis, Missouri, the day that Lincoln
was elected the first time. His fath
er was an active Union man in the
days that immediately followed,
when St. Louis was greatly agitated
over the question of Union vs. se
cession. The hotel he kept was
quite the headquarters in that part
of the city for Union sympathizers.
He became captain of the First
Missouri cavalry, was in the very
first battles of the Civil war in cen
tral western Missouri and saw con
siderable service.
About the time of the close of the
war an epidemic of cholera broke out
in St. Louis, during the prevalence
of which Frank’s mother and oldest,
sister died. Very soon thereafter
from the effects of the service, his
father also took sick and died.
There were seven children, with
but little property, and the family
had to be divided. Frank went with
a relative by marriage, a widow, to
northern lowa, where she had some
friends, and where she died about a
year and a half later, leaving him.
then about seven, without either
friends or relatives. He was taken
into the family of a Congregational
minister who soon moved into the ex
treme northwestern corner of lowa,
which was then a very new country
and took up a homestead on the very
western border of the settlements.
In that sort of neighborhood the
schools were scarce and everybody
was poor. Frank went to the school
in the winter several terms, but got
more information from the use of a
very excellent library owned by the
people with whom he lived, who
were, by the way, highly educated
and very fine folks.
A grasshopper pest more or less
devastated the crops for four years.
The entire community was reduced
to living in the very plainest way.
Cash was practically unknown.
About all the boy ever saw was what
little he got for muskrat skins at
12*4 cents apiece, which he trapped
on his way to and from school during
tho winter. About the only use he
had for money, however, was to buy
powder and shot for the muzzle-load
ing, bored out Enfield rifle which
was used as a shot gun. By careful
use of ammunition he was able to get
in spring and fall quite a quantity of
ducks and geese. Fish were also
plentiful in the country, so that
while they lived plainly hunger was
unknown. The only flour he had
one winter was coarsely ground
corn meal, ground at a little burr
stone mill in the neighborhood. Al
though Frank was a small boy in
those days, he was very strong and
vigorous and ran the farm while the
old gentleman preached the gospel.
The grasshoppers took most of the
crops and the church subscriptions
were very small.
The summer after he was Id, in ad
dition to the work on the farm, he
put in a crop of his own on the land
of a neighbor, who had given up and
deserted the place. The crop looked
good until the latter part of July
when along came a belated bunch of
grasshoppers and ate it all up.
Frank concluded that that kind of
life did not offer very alluring pros
pects, so in the fall, bidding goodby
to these people who had been very
good to him (the railroad which up
to that time had been 90 miles away,
having moved up about 50 miles) he
went to the nearest station and was
given an opportunity by a cattle
shipper to ride on a cattle train
to Chicago, on the promise of work
ing industriously with a prode pole
to keep the cattle up whenever they
showed a disposition to lie down.
He worked his passage thru to Chic
ago conscientiously, arriving there
with about $3.00 in cash which by
the way, seemed a very considerable
sum. He almost immediately found
•vork runnipg a stationary engine in
a stone quarry in a western suburb
of Chicago. He had qualified for
this job by reason of having run a
small engine at home grinding sor
While in Chicago where he remain
ed about a year and a half, he
trucked freight, transferred steel,
did roustabout work, drove delivery
wagons and clerked in a grocery
store. None of these seemed to of
fer very much however, and a friend
connected with the Pennsylvania
railroad having been able to secure
him a pass to Denver, he started for
the west, with the idea of growing
up with the country, in the early
summer of 1879, being then between
18 and 19 years old.
Mondell’s first introduction to
Wyoming was on the way to Den
ver, when he stopped over several
hours in the state that was later to
become his home. He recalls that
Cheyenne did not particularly im
press him at that time, except that
he got a very excellent meal for a
small amount of money, which sur
prised him somewhat. When he ar
rived in Denver he had a little less
than $3.00, and paid an employment
agent $2.50 for a job on the con
struction of a railroad in the vicinity
of Boulder. He arrived at the new
job with about thirty cents, which
was quite sufficient. He worked in
and around Denver, mostly in the
mountains, all that fall and winter.
He was taken sek whle workng in
a saw mill in the mountains, was
sent to Denver and recovered broke
and too weak to do hard work, and
about the worst discouraged kid that
ever tackled a Rocky mountain job.
After various experiences, which
were far from pleasant, he finally
went to work on a ranch on the
South Platte, then the coming spring
on railroad construction in the moun
tainous section of Colorado. The
next seven years he did about every
thing there is to do around railroad
construction, driving a scraper team,
pulling a jerk line over a 10 mule
freight string, working as a ham
mersman on rock work, as time keep
er, as camp boss, as general foreman
and as superintendent of construct
ion. This work took him into most
of the mountain states, from the
Mexican border to Montana, and as
far east as Illinois, and even one
winter Into the pine forests of Wis-
consin, where at the head waters of
the Wolf river, through a typical
Wisconsin winter, he hauled logs
with a western freight outfit through
the woods to the lake, from which
they were driven in the spring down
the Wolf river. His part in this
work with a western mountain out
fit, transferred to the effete east as
represented by the woods of Wiscon
sin. was to have charge of the man
agement and care of the camp.
The last of his railroad construc
tion experience for the time was in
the vicinity of Sterling Colorado, in
the summer of ’B7, where he had
charge of the construction of a part |
of the Burlington line building into
Cheyenne. About that time Kilpat
rick brothers, in whose employ ho
was, concluded that the Burlington
railroad could he pursuaded to build
a line into Wyoming if coal could he
found w-hich the railroad could burn
in its engines, and late in the fall he
was asked to take a crew and outfit
into Wyoming and try to find coal.
A fragment of the sort of coal that
was needed had been discovered not
far from Jenny’s Stockade. Mondell
shipped a small outfit over the North
western to Buffalo Gap, and drove
from there through the Black hills, j
90 miles, to a point about five miles
from where Newcastle now stands,!
where he pitched camp and went to
work to develop a small vein that had
been discovered. He soon found ;
that this vein, though good in quality 1
for the purpose was valueless, be- 1
cause it was to thin to work. He !
built log cabins and established per
manent camp and began a system
atic prospecting of the surrounding
region from the south end of the
Black Hills of Dakota to near the
Montana line. Finally, returning
from a last search of the territory
surrounding the camp, he uncovered. :
about a year after he had made his :
j first location, a workable vein of coal
, near where Cambria now stands.
| Then followed months of strenuous
j prospecting and developing, to dem
! onstrate the fact that the coal was
satisfactory and sufficent in quanity,
the work of establishing the town
site of Newcastle and of laying out
and starting the town, the comple
tion of the railroad and finally the
opening of the mines. Mondell had
charge of this work. Then the
mushroom town wanted a mayor and
he was elected to that high office, and
thus unwittingly entered a political
career. In the meantime he contin
ued the development of the mines,
the upbuilding of the town and drill
ed extensively for oil. Two years
later he was nominated, without his
knowledge or consent, as state sen
ator from Crook county. He tried
to resign, but could not, was elected
and served in the legislature and was
elected president of the senate.
About that time he developed an
ambition to be governor and went to
Casper with sufficient delegates to
be nominated, finally was persuaded
and concluded to accept the nomin
ation for congress instead. He was
elected by a handsome majority.
Postoffice Inspector Abey inspected
the post office at Painter. Sunday
which was the first time since the
office was established many years
ago. Inspectors have planned to
make the trip but when they went
up against is turned around and came
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School District No. 5, Paint Creek District
Balance on hand 218.35
County Treasurer, delinquent taxes 67.32
County Treasurer, poll taxes 120.00
County Treasurer, general school fund 300.00
County Superintendent, state land 176.68
County Superintendent, forest sales 7.40
County Treasurer, poll tax 23.49
Donation, M. M. Painter 10.00
Total receipts 923.24
Teachers’ salary 780.00
School building 47.24
School apparatus 21.14
Interest on warrants 7.71
Fuel 37.50
Miscellaneous expenses 16.00
Total expenditures 908.69
Balance on hand April 30, 1916 14.66
Total aggregate 928.24 928.24
O. C. BEVELHYMER, Treasurer.
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