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The Northern Wyoming Herald
VOLUME 11 NUMBER 38.
TWO CROOKS OBTAIN GOODS UNDER
FALSE PRETNSE, STAGE A HOLD-UP
SET IRMA AFIREJND ARE JAILED
Booze t Dope and Tenderloin Particeps
Casey struck out. • |
Casey, fat and florid, bearing the j t
earmarks of prosperity, greatly em- ! i
liarrassed at even the thought of buy- j t
ing lingerie, yet having it forced up- I
on him by a wife at the Irma who I
on account of a tiresome trip was ■ <
unable to shop, entered several local <
stores Friday and made selections of j
silk underwear, hosiery, and other *
garments calculated to delight the t
eye of femininity.
These he obtained on approval for J
friend wife was very particular and £
exceedingly picayunish in fact as to 1
what she enveloped her form divine *
and it might be that she would wish <
to return the goods. t
He told the story of having shipped <
a Cadiallac eight from the coast and <
they would tour the park and return 1
to California by motor. *
He was full of guile and partially c
loaded with booze. It looked as tho I
he had taken on several to give him c
courage to face the lady clerks and c
discuss the delicate suoject with them. '
At the store door his courage failed l
him and he picked out a male to wait
on him in the ladies’ department. e
POSTOFFICE TO MOVE J
Walls Building Being Made \
Ready New Fixtures Instal- ]
led Change Soon j
I
Doubt no longer remains that i
Cody’s post office will be moved with- 1
in the next two weeks. 1
The. new fixtures -have arrived ami. {
are being put in place by workmen. |
The room has been enlarged and con- t
veniences in the Walls building add
ed for the handling of the mails. 1
As soon as the postmaster is notifi
ed that the place is in readiness he in .
turn will notify ‘he inspector and J
uponhis acceptance a lease wll be
entered into for the new location and ’
the contract for a lease now in op- *
cration made null and void. 1
Some have held out hope that no c
change would be made but when '
Judge Walls pulled down the photo
gravere of next-president Hughes <
which has adorned the front window 1
it was evidence conclusive that the 1
neutrals had prevailed and there was .
no doubt but that the democratic of
fice would occupy the new location.
The new fixtures are the oneg that
were on exhibition in the model post
office at the Pan American exposition ,
at Frisco and are the newest models
to be obtained.
BROUGH CAPTURED
Jay Brough. Park county’s bad
boy, is again n the toils at Billings
charged with horse stealing. The
young man was taken in by the sher
iff after a description had been furn
ished by Sheriff Hoopes of Cody. The
Montana officer had trailed him far
snd near and was losing out when
Hoopes came to his rescue and told
him where the man was. In a letter
to the sheriff of this county the
Montana authorities are loud in their
praises of Wyoming’s officer and give
him full credit for getting the man.
FATHER PAYS ACCOUNTS
Roy Tracewell, wanted in many
places for passing worthless checks,
is in Valentine Nebraska with his
father who went to Worland to be at
the preliminary hearing. The judge
permitted Tracewell to go home in
the custody of his father. Mr. Trace
well refunded the money for the bad
checks in Worland and agreed to
make the Park county losses good.
Sheriff Hoopes reports that the
money has not been received but that
County Attorney Harkins promised
to see that the money was deposited
in a Thermopolis bank. ,
VISITOR FROM ENGLAND
Miss Nancy Littlfair of Shnp, Eng
land is here to visit her sister, Mrs.
W. T. Hogg. She is accompanied by
Miss Mary Taylor of Abbott, Nebras
ka, a daughter of “Bob” Taylor one
of the old time stockmen of this sec
tion. Miss Taylor is a school mate
of Miss Betty Beck in Washington.
! Obtaining the goods desired he took
, them to the house where time is re-
I versed and the days are night and
I the nights are day, where he had more
knowledge of the species than his
pretense would indicate and endeavor
ed to dispose of the garments he had
collected from trusting merchants.
The ladies would have none of them
and in deep disgust he threw them at
their feet.
J. Casey had fallen in with one
John Frank Hundley in the meantime
and with him laid a plot to tap the
Irma register. While the night
clerk, Alfred Dixon, was showing
Casey upstairs to a room, the pal got
to the register and endeavored to
open it by turning the handle. The
clerk had the money drawer locked
and as he came down the steps he
heard the register bell ring. He
caught Hundley in the act. The cul
prit made his escape out of the front
door and as Dixon returned to the
desk down came big Casey saying he
was hungry and would get a bite
before retiring.
The clerk at once made a careful
survey of the premises and as he
looked out of the door into the aeri
way in the rear he discovered Hund
ley lighting matches. He endeavored
to secure help and while he was in
the front of the hotel smelled smoke.
He immediately turned in the alarm.
By the time the fire department
arrived the rear of the hotel was
ablaze. The fire had started in the
furnace room filled with papers and
trash and a fast blaze was raging.
Quick work confined the fire to a
small area and the damage dene -.vi,
largely to that part of the basement
and the card room on the first floor.
For a time considerable excitement
prevailed. The guests were aroused
and came down.
The pair was lodged in the county
jail. Casey was placed under arrest
for obtaining goods under false pre
tenses and fined $25 and costs and
given thirty day 3in jail. The other
man was bound over to the district
court under SSOO bond which he was
unable to obtain.
Casey may have to stand trial for
drawing a check on an Indianapolis
hank for S6O which was cashed at the
Irma.
George Everett Owens, Promising College Student, Stricken
Sophomore at Simpson Winning
Higher Honors Each
School Year
George Owens is dead.
The news Monday morning passed
quickly about town carrying with it
a deep sorrow that one of Cody's
most promising young men should be
cut of by the scythe of Time just as
he was begining to realize his ambi
tions and aims.
He retuyned to Cody Saturday
noon, looking pale end thin and feel
ing exhausted from over work and'
heat of Nebraska where he has been
working. His condition did not ap
pear to be alarming in its nature and
his friends and relai: •os believed
that rest and proper diet would res
tore him to health soon. |
The end came suddenly at the Vme |
of his uncle, Mayor W. S. Owens, at I
eleven o'clock Saturday morning ,
The disease which claimed him wa.
diabetes. With him at the end were
his granparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
Owens, his uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Owens, his aunt, Mrs. Roy
Ilqlmes, the pastor of the Methodist
church, Rev. F. M. Stephenson, his in
timute friend, L. L. Newton and Dr.
J. C. Trueblood.
George Everett Owens was born
at Chadron, Nebraska, on Thanksgiv
ing day, November 29, 1894. At the \
age of four he moved with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Owens, to
, western Washington. At the age of
r eight he entered school and attended
■ those of several coast towns until in
i 1907 he came with his folks to Cody
■ and later moved to Greybull, Wyo
> ming.
He completed the third year of
CODY, WYOMING FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1916
South fork Wild West to Be
the Big Attraction August 10
The promised wild west show given
by the Southfork Frontier associa
tion is to be a reality on August 10.
The twisters and twirlers have
been staying up nights to think of
new thrillers and sensations and try
ing them out the next day at the
risk of their necks. Old “Blue Steer"
has a reputation for tying more
knots in himself in a half second than
any other animal in the state, will
be mounted bareback and perchance
rode. “Wind River,” a bucker of
the real sort, will play an important
part in the afternoon’s sport,and if
the cow pinch sticks without saddle
he will be forever known as a rider.
LAFE YOUNG BOOSTS CODY
Enjoyed Park Trip and Writes
Wyoming Letters in lowa's
Leading Daily
Sen. “Lase” Young and son-in-law
T. M. Herrick returned Saturday
from an altogether interesting park
trip enthusiastically boosting the
Cody way.
“Lase" Young, Editor of the Des
Moines Daily Capital, has written an
interesting series of letters concern
ing Wyoming, and the Herald will re
produce some of them. Mr. Young
is one of the great war correspond
ents of this time and gets his infor- i
mation first hand.
Mr. Herrick is an oil operator and j
his trip was one of busness. He has
looked the state over thoroughly j
thru those big specks of his and is
well satisfied with the prospects of
Wyoming’s oil industry.
lowa will know Wyoming now that
“Lase” has told the story in his
Capital and Wyoming likes lowa bet
ter because he came to us.
SAME OLD TRICK
Democratic Candidate to Have
Nomination Forced Upon
Him
Sheridan, Wyo., Aug. 3.—The un
official political “dope” here is that
Governor Kendrick will havethenom
ination for United States senator
“forced” upon him by the democrat
ic state committee. In other words,
had the governor become a candidate
upon his own declaration and petition
he feels he might be subject to criti
cism. In accomplishing by indiction
what he hesitates to do by direction
the same result can be secured, to
wit: The democratic nomination. An
explanation can therefore be made to
the confiding public that the nomina
tion sought the governor.
• ME?:-- 7 ..a, *
GEORGE EVERETT OWENS
From Photograph Taker During
Sopbomote Year in Siiqpson
College
high school in March 1913 and re
turned to Cody the following fall to
enter the high si b.iol here. The pre
vious summer he spent in assisting
his parents in the location of a home
stead in Lawson county Montana.
During his school year he was a
regular attendant at the services of
! the Methodist Episcopal Church and
under ftie ministrations of the Pas
tor, Rev. M. J. Rarick, was ]ed into a
definite Christian experience and life.
He was graduated from the high
school in May 1914 and the oration
he delivered marked the brilliant
future which was before him. He was
a hard worker in school and assisted
his undo to pay his expenses.
There can’t be anything stand in
the way of a good time so far as
program and eats are concerned.
That is all arranged. The roundup
wagon with a load of beautiful grub
will be there and you can have your
fill anytime you waltz up with your
plate. But the sleepins gets the com
mittee, for they haven’t the makins.
Thus to their cordial invitation they
append the request that if you wish
to crawl away for a spell after a
busy day and a night of dancing Tong
about day break for a wink or two,
to tie up the roll and bring it along.
The date is August 10, the place
the NE ranch near Valley.
SEN. POWERS VISITS PARK
i Torrington Senator From Platte
Has Fine Vacation and Enters
i Race for Another Term
Senator Thomas G. Powers of Tor
rington, returned from a tour of Yel
: lowstone park Saturday and was de
lighted with his trip,
j Senator Powers has served two
terms in the state senate and his
trip to the north end of the state
places him in touch with conditions
in this section for be it understood
that this in one gentleman in the
political game who has a horizon big
i ger than his hat brim and is look
ing to the welfare of the whole state
|in the legislation in which he has a
i j part.
■ { He has a record in the senate that
; stands for progress and the con
' struetive legislation which he pro
moted at the last session and his
; knowledge of state affairs make him
; a valuable man to be returned.
Under the turn of events in the
primary plan of campaign he will be
the only nominee for the Senate
Platte county will have on either
party ticket and unless the Platte
’ couhty Republicans get out in force
and see that Sen. Powers is nomin
ated the senate in that county will
be without representation.
CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN CAMP
Miss Luella Spencer is in camp at
• Bringham lodge on Mormon creek
■ with sixteen sweet campfire girls
. they will enjoy an outing of ten days
! together. The members of the party
> are Jane and Betty Beck, Eugenia
- Jones, Mildred Holms, Henerika and
> Sietske Groen, Irene Bates, Gladys
i Erickson, Mldred Haynes, Irene
■ i Spencer and Francis Hill. The young
i ladies were taken to camp by D. J.
> Jones, Clay Tyler, Dr. L. Howe, L. R.
■ Ewart, R. N. Wilson and Carl Ham
mitt in the cars Tuesday.
I The following fall he entered
i
1 Simpson college at Indiancla, lowa.
' After paying his tuition he had ex
actly $1.50 in his pocket. He entered
school a couple of weeks after the
opening of the semester and all of the !
desirable jobs usually available to i
boys working their way were taken. ,
With an unusual supply of pluck and
determination to complete a college 1
course and finish with another in law '
he took whatever he could find. He 1
washed dishes, set tables at the col
lege dining hall, and did odd jobs
about town.
His cheerfullness. good habits,
sterling honesty and efforts to please
won for him a place in the affections
of his fellow students and the facu
lty.
Time did not permit him to enter
all the college activities he desired
but he did enter the field of debate
r and oratory. At the end of the first
' year he won second place in the 110 l
liday Oratorical contest with an ex
cellent oration on “The Inhumanity of
' Commercialism.”
His second demonstrated the kind
o of work he had done in his first. He
!- was a member of the intercollegiate
K debating team that went to Cedar
*- Falls and was accorded the honor of
being elected to the English Seminar,
a a class qf those showing unusual in
>f terest and appreciation in English
d Literature. He was a member of the
>- Everett Literary society and took an
a active part in all its programs. The
s. Y. M. C. A. work was of especial in
h | terest to him and he was a member
n of a gospel team that held. Sunday
it' services in needed places in that part
is of the state. He took an active part
d in Sunday school work, being a mem
ber of Prof. Barrows’ class of the
WYOMING NEEDS YOUNG MEN
TO ENUST TO BRING BATTAL
IONS UP TO PEACE STRENGTH
Sheriff Hoopes Seeking Enlistments
Sheriff E. S. Hoopes who has taken
the patriotic duty of seeing that the
Wyoming National guard is recruited
up to peace strength by influencing
as many of the Park county boys as
will to enlist, is in receipt of a mes
sage from Adjt. Gen. R. Anderson
saying that the married men and
those physically disqualified who have
been discharged leaves Wyoming bat
talions seventy men below peace
strength.
He states further that when the en
listment is brought up to peace
strength that the men will be moved
to the border.
He asks that the sheriff appeal to
the patriots of the youth of this
county and get as many enlistments
as possible.
Major Hoopes is in authority to
arrange for transportation. Young
men who desire to enlist are asked
to report to him at the earliest pos
sible date.
The contention that has been held
by troops at Camp Kendirck that
they would be ordered to the border
became a certainty yesterday when
Lieut. Luther James U. S. A., chief
mustering officer for the Wyoming
guard, received telegraphic instruc
tions from Washington to discharge
all members of the guard whose
terms of enlistments expire within
thirty days of the reception of or
ders to go to the border. The refer
ence to the prospective departure
for the border would never have been
made, officers at Camp Kendrick as
sert if any thought were entertained
at Washington of not ordering the
trooos to the frontier.
There has been no change what
ever in the instructions from army
headquarters to prepare for active
service and under the direction of
Lieut. James as well as of the com
manding officers of the yoming
I guard, no effort has been spared to
' put the state troops in readiness for
J active service. Every day the work
has been going on without the
slightest let-up and all the indica
tions are that the troops will soon be
moving.
A large consignment of field camp
equipment, valued at severel thousand
dollars, arrived from the regular
army stores last Friday, shipped by
express, not frieght, and more equip
ment of the same kind is now on the
Fnuerai at Methodist Church ,
This Afternoon Will be i
Largely Attended 1
Methodist church, in the college class i
and such other organizations as a 1
“live student” enjoys. In his second ,
year studies his grade showed a .
marked improvement and it was
evident that he was to become one I
of the men of whom Simpson college 1
would be proud.
During his life in Indianola he made '
his home with Mr. and Mrs. Cari
Brown who entered sympathetically
into his work and their interest in him
had much to do with the success he
attained. Mrs. Brown is a sister of
Mrs. L. L. Newton of this city. Being
alumnae and a supply teacher in the
English department of the college she
kept in close touch with the young
man’s work and was able to be of
considerable assistance to him. Mr.
Brown, an alumnus of the same
school, and engaged in business in
Indianola, was a great help to
George in getting acquainted in the
city and finding something to do.
His summers were spent in the em
ploy of a Chicago publishing house.
, This summer he was placed at the
head of a crew working in Nebraska,
i He was endeavoring to make a
; record for himself and his crew when
i the intense heat and hard work com
i polled him to stop.
The funeral services have been ar
■ ranged for this afternoon at 2:30 at
’ the Methodist church and Rev. F. M.
t Stephenson will preach the sermon,
t The church choir will sing songs sel
■ ected by the family. The burial wilt
? take place at the Riverside cemetery.
$2 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
1 1 way. It will be needed by the Wyo
■ ming troops only in the event of
| active service on the border and the
■ fact that it is being rushed here with
> all possible speed is taken by the of
. fleers that they will soon hit the trail
, for the Rio Grande.
I In spite of the number of men that
. have been discharged for physical un
. fitness and because of having depend
. ents at home, the guard is now less
than twenty-five men below the nor
ma! peace strength. Several recruits
arrived yesterday from Sheridan.
These men are now in the pink of
condition and practically ready to go.
It is believed that as soon as Lieut.
James sends the word to the war de
partment that the two battalions are
ready, they will receive orders to de
part.
The fact that the men with depend
ent families, college students, men
whose terms of enlistment are about
to expire are being released from the
guard is held to be a strong indica
tion that the plan of the department
is to secure an organizaion that car.
serve for a long period on the bor
(Continued on Page Four)
NO INTEREST IN PRIMARIES
Many Blanks in Official Copy
Sent Out by Secretary
of State
The certified certificates of the
candidates for nominations for state
offices to be printed on the primary
ballots for the primary election of
August 22 were today sent to the,
various county clerks by Secretary of
State Frank L. Houx without the
names of any candidates filled in by
county committees.
The entire state Democratic ticket
was short 32 candidates and the en
tire Republican ticket was short six
candidates.
Not one name has been sent in by
any committee for either party, the
tickets standing just as they were
when the time for filing petitions by
individual candidates expired last
Saturday.
While the law permits the county
clerks to proceed immediately with
the printing of the ballots, this is not
made compulsory until on or before
August 12, at which time the law
specifies the printed ballots must be
delivered to Die county clerks.
County committees still may file
names with the secretary of state, and
they will be transmitted to the county
clerks in supplementary certificates,
although there is no assurance that if
these names are transmitted they will
be published on the official ballots.
To the surprise of many, the Demo
cratic State Central committee did
not file the name of a candidate
either for congress to oppose Frank
W. Mondell, or for the United States
senate, to oppose Clarence D. Clark.
On the Democratic ticket there arff
two vaciencies on the senatorial list,
one from Big Horn county and the
other from Laramie county, and 28
vaciencies for the house of represent
atives.
The Democratic vaciencies for the
house of representatives included
four vaciencies frem Albany county,
three from Big Horn county, four
from Carbon, two from Laramie, two
from Park and six from Unita.
On the Republican ticket there was
one vacancy for senator from Park
county and five vaciencies for house
of representatives. These included
two from Park county, two from.
Crook county and one from Johnson
county.
It is though probable that the se
lection of these candiates will be left
entirely to the electorate to write in
the names of those they desire to
run.
COUNTY BUYS CULVERTS
Rains and floods on the south 'side
es the county put the Cody-Burlington
road almost out of commission this
week and tied up the auto tourists
for some time. The commissioners
heard the complaints of those inter
ested and came to the rescue with a
crew to repair the damage done and
an order for a ear of culverts for
. permanent improvement.

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