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Northern Wyoming Herald
Entered as second class matter October 27, 1910, at the postoffice at Cody,
Wyoming, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
L. L. NEWTON, Editor and Publisher
For President
For Vice President
For U. S. Senator from Wyoming
For U. S. Congressman from Wyoming
The newspaper men of Wyoming have gone on record with a
demand for that which is rightfully theirs in that the services
which they render shall be paid for by those receiving the benefit.
This paper proposes to co-operate with the other newspaper men
of the state in bringing about the proper adjustment of business
matters which tho small in themselves amount to a large sum
within the course of a year.
It is the plan to make a reasonable charge for all notices and
when those who desire the use of the columns of the Herald in for
warding their publicity matters they will agree with us that the
charge we make will be so reasonable there cannot be any

When the state editorial association went on record as favor
ing the building of roads in Wyoming they meant that they would
further the publicity of the proposed amendment to the state con
stitution permitting Wyoming to co-operate with the Federal
government in building and maintaining highways.
They could do no greater service than arousing the people to
vote for the amendment which will bring about a condition which
will mean the expenditure of two million dollars in this state for
the improvement of roads.
The newspaper men of Wyoming stand for prepress and when
they see an opportunity to do some good they get under the rear
wheels and lift.
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Does Congressman Mondell carry an AUadin’s lamp?
Strange as it may seem when anyone in Wyoming finds a
need he writes to Mondell to supply it.
Cody wanted Sunday mail service. The matter was taken
up with the congressman who presented the matter to the post
office department and the order was issued.
It is proving a great convenience and Cody thanks its able
representative at Washington for this and many other countless
services he has rendered in the years he has held this important
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Should the use of convicts to build roads be generally adopted
we have available a large army of help. In nearly three thou
sand institutions in the United States there are about half a mil
lion persons. Probably a third of these could be used under the
present system of adequate supervision. Most of them are now
fed, clothed and sheltered in idleness. The experts say they
would be benefited by regular w’ork in the open. The cooks
phrase, “hit the lead,” will take on a double meaning in many
The state fair saw at once the fairness of the Editorial as
sociation in asking pay for the cost of boosting public institutions
and have asked the news-papers for advertising rates. By taking
this step they will get more and better service and the increased
revenue will demonstrate that advertising is an investment and
not an expense.
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Democrats and Republicans alike are condemning the primary
election law as impracticable. Expensive and altogether undesir
able. We look for the next legislature to give Wyoming an elec
tion law that will give the people representation.
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The Woman’s club has a plan for a cleaner Cody. Let’s hear
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We don’t hear any good words for Wyoming’s primary law.
It needs a defender.
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Infantile paralysis is sweeping west. The best safe guard is
a clean town, say the physicians.
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Repetition makes reputation.
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There’s no one in the way of the fellow that hustles.
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Cody is getting good advertising out of its hospitality.
I is easy to build a road that looks
gor '■ when it is new. Many of the
”dt lonstrated miles” that have been
put here and there have been ex
hib ed while new and have been ap
pai !y perfect. The real test has
on i year or two later. Then the
par cular type of road succeeds .or
fail ccording to what it cost to re
pai. it.
S • roads break out with soft
.-po intil they are pock-marked so
as e almost impassable. Others
hea with the frost and must be
bro up with a pick and crowbar
and rely rebuilt. The best type
of i 5 merely suffers on the surface
in i manner that can he readily re
paii d.
V* have traversed a number of the
so-c Med model roads that were
pic I’d when new. A trip the same
way a year later has shown great de
feet The sum of it all appears to
I e that no combination of materials
. <*t Mscovered is absolutely ideal, and
the great highway of the future is
likely to he some combination of per
manent base material, such as ce
ment, with a surface of good wearing
material that can easily he repaired.
Out in Monroe County, Michigan,
they have built a forty-mile stretch
of road with a concrete base and an
asphalt surface that looks very prom
ising. Next year we should like to
see that road. It may offer the solu
tion, but Jack Frost and the wear and
tear of heavy traffic have thus far
never been conquered.
Lieutenant W. E. Bartlett of Co. C.
of Powell has returned from the mob- ]
ilization camp at Cheyenne and has |
been transferred from his duties with
Co. C. to the captaincy of the Fed-1
eral guard organized in this city.
Captain Bartlett will make weekly j
visits to Cody to conduct drills and 1
hopes to bring the company up to full !
strength within a short time.
ROOMS FOR RENT —With light
heat, and bath. Mrs. Wm. Loewer. 31
Laramie Republican
Col. W. F. Cody sent the followin'
telegram to the editors assembled i
annual convention at Cody.
“Stamford. Conn.. July 19. 191fi
The Wyoming Press Association
Cody, Wyoming. We come to north
western Wyoming, nature’s wonder
land. and think of its being the very
last soot of the United States to be
settled by the home-builder and pene
trated by a railroad. The pioneer
has done, and is doing his part. It re
mains for the mighty press to give
publicity. Why should a three mil
lion dollar dam be built from the peo
ple’s money, if the water is not utili
sed, while hundreds of thousands of
irrigable lands await the stor°d wat-1
er? If the water is not to be used,
the dam is a monumental folly. The .
Press may not be able to make it
rain, but it can move the water out of
that lake on to the rich land, for the
benefit of man. W. F. Cod'-.”
Col. Codv. in the foregoing, refers
to the Shoshone dam. located a few
! miles west of the city of Codv on the
Shoshone river. It was built hv the
reclamation service and is nresumeil
to conserve the water for ell the irri
gable land that mav be reached below.
A charge is made against the lands
ia the Powell. Lovell .and Garland dis
tricts for the construction of this da"’
and there still remains about R 2 onn
aeres of land on the north side of »ho
river that might hp reached hv the
high-line canal. It is estimated th->t
these additional lands can he bought
in for aonrorimatelv 575 rer aero
ouite a high charge but not prohiba
During their meeting the pd-torc
endeavored to get some accurate in
formation relating to the reasons whv
th“ high line canal had not hoen ron
strected. as it was annareot to th“ro
that the dam investment of three mil
lion dollars was of litle value without
Frannie Division of Shoshone -Pro
ject Ready for Settlement
This Year
Pov.ell Tribune: With the an
nouncement of the opening of Lids
for the construction of the second
unit of the Frannie division comes a
vision of the development of the Vv’ii
wood project, which is certain to be
the next tract of land under the Sho
shone project to be offered to settlers.
The date set for the opening of the
first unit of the Frannie division has
not yet I een announced, but with the
irrigation works on this unit practi
cally completed at this date the o
pening will probably not be delayed
later than October 1.
Simultaneous with the opening of
the first unit the first sale of lots
of the Deavor townsite will take
place and from inquiries coming in
from all sections of the country for
information as to business and farm
locations, there will he even keener
competition than was experienced
when Lateral A. was opened.
There are opproximately 200 farm
units in the first Frannie division in
a total of 12,000 acres. There were
120 applications for the thirty-five
units under Lateral A., and if this
ratio should hold good in the new o
pening the farms will he snapped up
in short order.
The publicity department of the
Reclamation office now has a mailing
list of over one hundred and the num
ber of inquiries for information about
the new unit are increasing daily.
All this augurs well for the early
development of the Wilwood contain
ing what is thought by many to be
the finest land on the project. The
estimate of the engineers have plac
ed the construction cost around sixty
dollars an acre, and under the twenty
year plan this price would not seem
excessive, located as the land will be
adjacent to some of our best devel
oped farm units.
The fact heretofore referred to
that the demand for farms is certain
to tie brisk, long as the farms arc
available under the project will has
ten the Reclamation Service in taking
up the construction work that is eas
iest of accomplishment, leaving the
high-line as the last big task to be
W. L. Ayers with his large Wheat
land party returned to Cody Satur
day from the park where he attended
the organization of the Park-to-Park
Highway association. Mr. Ayers
was made Wyoming’s director in rec-.
ognition of the work he has done in .
Platte county in getting the Yellow
stone highway in shape for this
year’s travel. Mr. Ayers was backed
by the best men of the county in his ■
stand to build good roads and while
opposition developed at first the peo-1
pie are with him because he is right, i
Let’s hear
this high-line canal to carry the water
to the lands, the storage water being
unnecessary for the projects farther
lown the river. It was stated to ed
itors by attorney for the interior de
partment, at the time in Cody, that
the principal reason for the delay in
construction of the high-line canal
was litigation; that as soon as the
pending suits were disposed of some
thing might be expected from the de- 1
partment in the matter of construc
The dam is a magnificent piece of
engineering. It is 328 feet high and
the shoreline of the reservoir is more ‘
than 40 miles in extent. There is e
nough water power here to run the
railroads of northern Wyoming. As I
the waste water dashes over the spill- j
way nnd falls into the mighty chasm i
below, it presents a scene at once |
grand and awe-inspiring. The Sho-1
shone, formerly known as the Stink-1
ingwater because of its waters being
impregnated with sulphur, is one of
the most beautiful of the larger moun- 1
tain streams of the Rocky Mountain
region. Its waters are sufficient in
volume to irrigate all of the land in
that section of the Big Horn basin,
and when water is applied to the
land it is highly productive. Five
tons of alfalfa per acre is harvested
from the farms now under cultivation. ’
Sugar beets are a splendid crop and a
sugar factory i 3 now located at Lov
There appears to be no question but
that the iand under the proposed 1
high-line canal will readily carry the
charge of $74 per acre that is deemed .
necessary for the construction work, j
It is a matter of paramount impor- :
tance to northwestern Wyoming and i
incidentally to the entire state. Eve-.
ry paper and every individual with,
the slightest influence should exercise i
it on every occasion in the furthur- j
ance of the contemplated work.
Jav Blood has Gang at Work
to Complete Convict
Road into Cody
Work started Saturday at the
Hoodoo ranch of the W. R. Coe inter
ests on a road to Cody thru the Frost
ranch. The work is under the direc
tion of Jay Blood of Ishawooa and
the outfit is known as a SfiOO a month
Mr. Robertson has found in his in
vestigation of road work that a
small crew, finishing the work as it
goes along is the most economical me
thod of road construction. Mr. Blood
is supplied with the camp outfit and
cook, grader and slips and teams and
a few men and will work this way
to connect with the job that Chas.
Enoch’s did in June.
The road has been completed from
town out to within two miles of the
Frost ranch and motorists say that
it is the fastest road in this section.
In some places a speed of thirty to
forty miles an hour is possible with
The Coe interests have plans for
constructing public and private roads
that will require on outlay of several
thousand dollars. They are deter
mined to make their ranches easily
accessible and have the conviction
that good roads are economical in
Edgar Guthard, a former student
in the Cody High school now- of Bil
lings. Montana, was married on
Thursday night of last week to Miss
Ada Sleeper, daughter of County Au
ditor Joseph Sleeper.
The groom has developed into one
of the strongest young business men
of southern Montana. He is gener
al manager of the Northwestern Au
to Supply company and reaches out
over several states for business.
The company has a branch at Great
Falls where a stock of goods is also
carried. Mr. Guthard is the son of
H. C. Guthard. formerly manager of
the hardware section of the Cody
Trading Company.
W. H. Pierce, of Pitchfork has been
in the city several days on business
connected with his ranch. Mr. Pierce
has decided to exhibit several head
of his dual purpose shorthorns at the
Park county fair in September. He
says there is a great deal of interest
on the Greybull in the fair and that
he expects a good representation in
Cody from his section.
Laramie Republican; It is a fact,
too, that Cody needs twice the hotel
facilities it now has, if it is to take
care of the tremendous park business
it will certainly have.
The “hail fellow well met" is too
often loved for the legs he has to pull
The Old
First National Bank
Growing! Growing! Growing!
AffA AAA To Loan on Good Securities. We
y • UjUUU ar e here to be of service to the
Bring us your banking business; we will make
it worth the while.
President , Cashier
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Cattle For Sale
We have in our lease near Cody several hundred head of cattle
for sale. Consisting of steers and heifers. Also several good bull.
Either cash or time will suit us.
Century Building, DENVER, COLO.
Ranches in See our representative
Nebraska. Wyoming John T. Murray,
and Montana | rm . Hotel, Cody. Wyoming
Shoshone National Bank
Cody, Wyoming
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S. W. AUrWk
S. C. PARKS, Jr., Presides! D, J. Jam
C. L. BRADY, Ciikict Director*: S. C. Parka, Jr.
R. A. EDMISTER, Assistant Cstlu# C. L Bra4y
S. Cssast Parks
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cas oners aad good accoaats are solicited mpm tkia kasis
U. S. Land Office
U. S. Commissioner
Old U. G. Lantry Office
Purity of Drugs.
Accurate Perscriptions.
Best of Toilet Articles.
Latest Souvenirs.
Durable Rubber Goods.
Newest Stationery.
Tasteful Confections.
Quality Smokes.
Best Pipes and Tobaccos.
Magazines-Your Choice.
Exclusive Edison and Victor Agency.
Prompt and Efficient Service.
Harding Curio & Drug Company

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