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The Northern Wyoming Herald
Dudes and Natives Enter Enthusiast
ically into a Day's Play Together
Dudes are thick on Southfork.
There is one behind every blade
of grass and some blades have a
waiting list.
I never thot it could be true all
I’ve heard about dudes but I’m ready
to believe anything now.
I’ve been among them all day apd
wathched their habits.
They seem to be indigenous to the
Southfork. ’’lndigenous” may not be
the word but they sure thrive there.
And the clothes! Well, you should
.gee them.
To describe individual costumes
would be to tell of each one separ
ately but suffice it to say that it,
took more than a causual once-o/crj
to discern the female of the species. I
I used to feel 3orry for the sons '
of widows because they could never
wear dad’s clothes but in most in
stances they will have the jcy of
having mother’s pants handed down
to them too.
Drew a nig Crowd
But I started to tel! the story of
the big roundup of the Southfork
Frontier association.
Down in a pretty grove on the river
1 ank on the lower end of the NhJ
ranch the roundup dinner was serv
ed. Three cookß with Charley Mil-
Cody's poßto.7lco will not be moved |
This news leaked out thru the Odd
Fellow ledge this morning after *ho r i
Meeting Wednesday night in which a
letter was read from the first ms:s |
tant postmaster general to the effect
that should they make certain changes
the office would not be moved for i
another two years, or until the fed- ;
cral building is completed.
A resolution was passer! authoris
ing the necessary changes and an '
other chapter in the post office so.uab
t.-le is ended.
The changes call for the elimina
(Continued on Page Five)
Valley Ranch Co . Roundup
to At ft act "TKf&ng to See
Thrillers August 19 and 20
The next number on the program is
the Valley Roundup.
Ever since last year’s successful
program and the promise that the
Valley Ranch company would make
the roundup an annual event interest
has been keen in the announcement of
the date.
Messrs. Brooks and Larom in a let
ter yesterday to the Herald advise
that the date set is August 1!* and 20
—two days if you please- which
will provide for two nights if the
crowd can take in all of the enter
tainment features that have been pro
We propose to promote by
every practicable means our
agricultural Interests, and we in
elude In this program an effec
tive system of rural credits.
We favor the wise conservation
of our natural resources. Wo
desire not only that they shall
be safeguarded, but that they
shall be adequately developed
and used to the utmost public
advantage.— Prom Mr. Hughes'
speech of acceptance.
ler as chief chef and assisted by
Jake Hendrixson and Captain Rob
erts served a bounteous dinner. It
was piping hot, mighty good and lots
of it.
At the “yip” of the cowboys the
crowd left for the show grounds of
the association.
It was a beautiful day yesterday.
The grounds are laid out in a basin
surrounded by a natural amphitheatre
with a seating capacity of 30,000 or
perhaps 31.000 r.t a close guess.
The place was marked by a huge
old glory and a pennant of the as
sociation on the rope below.
President Tom Ames, Secretary E.
C. Brown and Treasurer Blen Hol
man were on the job from the first.
T. H. I.arom. W. H. Brooks, Walter
Hope, Tex Crockett, Monte Jones, I
Shorty Shaffer and the Snyder boys j
with a dozen others all took hold and
did the needful at the right time to
make the program a go.
Dud Smith set a rapid pace on
Skv rocket who went off like a fizz
and kept Dud going for thirty seconds
at a pyrotecnie clip.
Mrs. Carroll Perry, wife of a
s‘aid and straight laced Episcopal
c!er'»vman. forgot the conventialities
of New York and being far away for
the congregation of her husband’s
hig church in Brookline entered the
race and came in first with as
Wild .and carefree expression of joy
on ‘ her face as ore would want to
see. Miss White came in second.
Ml.ss White was costumed in a 90c
pair of overalls cut a la Dave Jones,
a middy House that resembles close
ly a blue denim jumper and a two
dollar imitation Stet. As she came
under the wire she almost wept with
ioy down the neck of her maid, for
Miss White has a pretty maid and
both forgot their conventionalities,
Jake Schwood came within three
of winning first place in the 100 yard
dash and had either Blen Holman or
Coster Steers, a dude, staid out he
would have won second for those two
gentlemen tied. Schwoob wore a
pair of loose oxfords that wern’t tied
and delayed his progress. As it was
he annihilated space with unusual
agility and made the race a hot one.
Henry Purvis road Naylor a famous
(Continued from Page Five)
i The invitation is made to all riders
people with bucking horses, relay
strings, etc. to bring them along and
share in the program of sports.
! A feature of the protrram will he
the fancy roping and riding by Tex
' Crockett, the willowy, supple body
cowboy that ties himself in a dozen
knots, hangs on by his toes, rides in
all manners and positions and keeps
j you guessing as to the things he will
: dare to do on a horse at full run.
] This gentleman is also slated for bull
dogging nnd fancy catching.
The invitation to the general public
is most cordial. Following the ex
perience of last year the management
request that all who possibly can to
bring camp beds. 11:0 entertainment
will be free, the “eats” will be ample
and without charge and the only oc
casion you will have to bring a few
shiney ones along will be to throw in
the hat for the boys that pull off the
Fay Hiscock has secured the con
cession for the movies and will be
there to “shoot” the program.
A large crowd will doubtless attend
from Cody and everyone up and
down the river will be there.
Mr. * CMnIM
Tlm Fia« and the Man!
Billings, Montana. Aug. 10, 1916.
Cody, Wyoming. W, '
Billings and neighboring towns raised eleven hundred
fifty for special and Hughes has consented to deliver extended ad
dress here about eight thirty Friday night. Hope Cody
will send big delegation and if you can get Republicans there to
contribute to fund it will be appreciated. Wire tonight if pos
sible what donation from Cody we can count on as we are still
short. Please spred word among neighboring towns.
W. W. GAIL. -
* *
Arrangements are being made for a Cody delegation to head
the Wyoming crowd that will attend ihe Billings meeting tonight.
Charles E. Hughes, Republican candidate for the presidency
of the United States, will speak at Cheyenne on the 25th, arriving
at three in the afternoon and spending the night in that city.
The closest he will reach Cody at this time is Billings, Monta
na, where he will be tonight. Arrangements are being made to
bring him into the city on a special train which would enable him
to be ahead of the regular schedule and permit an evening ad
Cody’s invitation to the next president as made thru the Her
ald and representing the leading citizens of this part of Wyoming
v.as not totally ignored. Information from Washington is to the
effect that had he planned an outing in Yellow.stone Park he would
have either entered or come out the Oody way and that possibly
later such a plan is possible and not altogether improbable.
At any rate Cody got into the lime light of publicity by the
invitation and the scenic entrance to Yellowstone Park brought
to the direct attention of eastern government officials.
By NeU Darling.
As I have stated before, the average western town depends
upon its retail stores for its life. It is primarily a trading
point Cripple the retail business and you cripple the communi
ty. Destroy the stores and you destroy the town.
There are three classes of people given to .patronizing the
home merchants only when necessity demands.
There is the fellow who takes a pride in saying that he is in
dependent of the town. He holds mortgages on good farms and
owns some bank stock. He buys most of his goods away from
home and is the star kicker. He has very little property in town,
but is against every proposed progressive step, fearing that his
taxes will be increased one-tenth of one per cent. He is tired
and retired. The community will not have lost much when he is
Then there are those people who buy most of their goods by
mail, because they have an idea that by so doing they are display
ing a laudable independence and are transacting real business.
To write out an order, to read the letter acknowledging receipt,
to open the package and check the goods with the bill, gives them
a feeling of importance. They love to pore over the catalogs
and discuss the different items. These cleverly designed, illus
trated and description illuminated books have for them a strange
There is still another class of mail order buyers—the folk who
have a hard time to make both ends meet. They save money a
small part of the time, think they do a part of the time, but keep
deceiving themselves that they do all the time.
These folks are often made incurable catalog buyers by some
unscrupulous store keeper, by discourteous clerks, by coming into
contact with merchants who are not business men. Every place
has the dealer who will not compare his prices and merchandise
with those of the catalog houses. The mention of a catalog
house throws him into a tantrum. This sort of merchant is a
“weak sister.”
Any dealer can hold his own with these mail order concerns,
if he will but have sense enough to know that he must meet com
petition with quality, price and service.
In my next article I will discuss these three things and espec
ially SERVICE.
Suit was filed in the United States
district court late yesterday praying
for the cancellation of 98 patents to
approximately 12,000 acres of lands
in Hot Springs, Washakie, Natrona
and Fremont counties now held by
the Big Horn Sheep company, of
which John B. Okie of Lost Cabin is
the principal stockholder. The com
plaint further asks that the govern
ment be reimbursed for the rental of
the land from the time it was taken
up by the Big Horn Sheep company
to the amount of $84,607.85. The
rental, which for many years, is rated j
at 5 cents per acre.
The bill of complaint, which is by
far the largest ever filed in the United
States court in Wyoming, is directed
against the Big Horn Sheep company,
John B. Okie and wife, Clarice Okie,
John S. Day, et al, and the First
National bank of Cheyenne, the latter
being related only for reason that it
holds mortgages upon the land which
the government would Ucancel.
The bill of complaint charges that
the land involved in the 98 patents,
which includes nine homestead en
tries, 22 desert entries, 32 timber and
stone entries and 35 isolated tracts, j
was obtained by the defendants j
through fraudulent me„ns, having
been taken up by dummy entrymen.
Fully 75 people, the majority of whom
it is alleged were in the employ of
Okie, took up these 98 patents, turn
ing them over direct to the Big Horn
Sheep company for grazing purposes.
It is charged in the complaint that
the land was taken up solely for the
benefit of Okie and the Big Horn
Sheep company, and that in no case
was any of the land covered by the
complaint taken up by entrymen for
their own use and benefit. It is fur
ther charged that in many instances
the entrymen did not comply with the
homestead laws in living upon the
homestead entries and that fraudulent
entries on timber and stone tracts
were made in that the land did not
possess timber or stones, but was
taken over primarily for grazing pur
This evidence was embodied in the
most exhaustive report ever compiled
here and was transmitted to the de
partment of the Interior at Washing
ton, from which place it was referred
to United States Attorney General
Gregory at Washington, who prompt
ly ordered the compilation of the bill j
of complaint.
The suit was compiled by United
States Attorney Charles L. Rigdon
Road Conditions Given Each
Day by Phone Advise Motors
Road information, covering every
well traveled highway in Wyoming,
corrected daily, is available to motor
ists in Cody.
Thru the efforts of Gus Holm's and
L. L. Newton, chairman and secre
tary of the Yellowstone highway, the
matter mas taken up with the Moun
tain States Telephone and Telegraph
company while they were on the trip
to Denver in the interest of opening
up tourist travel for Wyoming and
the promise was made that if the plan
proved successful in Colorado the ser-j
vice would be extended to Wyoming. !
The condition of the different roads j
are reported to the central ofiice in
every section each evening, these in
turn are telephoned to the head office .
of the state and by morning the in-j
formation is tabulated and phoned to
each town in the state for posting. j
Three concerns in Cody are sub- i
scribers for the service, this being the [
maximum number allowed in a city, j
The Yellowstone Highway and the .
Park and Cody garages each have the
road map on their walls with the dai
ly reports attached so that a traveler
may determine the exact condition to
the end of his journey across the
Co-operation of each community is
necessary for the success of the en
i and Deputy United States Attorney
' David J. Howell here. They worked
> 50 days in directing the bill of com
’ plaint, which, despite the fact that it
1 was greatly shortened in its language
’ covered 146 typewritten pages when
F completed.
1 It probably will be a year before
■ the case comes to trial, as virtually
all of the 75 entrymen have scatter
ed to all parts of the country and it
will be necessary to take their evi
dence by deposition, as the law does
not make it compulsory that they
, travel over a great distance in cases
;of this nature. The court will con
sequently be called upon to appoint
a master to take this evidence. This
-aster will travel with either United
States Attorney Rigdon or Deputy
United States Attorney Howell ot
both, and each witness will be ex
amined at his respective location. This
will mean that the master and at
1 least one attorney will be traveling
probably 10 or 12 months. They will
; go to practically every part of the
- United States.
The bill of complaint will come be-
I fore the court in November at which
■ j time the court will appoint a master
I I to take these depositions.
Judge Riner in the past has usually
■ appointed Clyde M. Watts special
So little interest was taken in the
nominations that voters will face
many vacancies on the ballot when
they cast their votes August 22.
The job most in demand is that of
handling the sheckels of Park county
and this important office is sought
by four Republicans and one Demo
crat. Next in importance from the
office seeker’s standpoint is that of
road supervisor in the Meeteetse dis
The Democrats present but one
same to go to the legislature and
leave the two members of the lower
< house to be nominated by the voters
w-Titing in the names.
The Republicans nominate the com
(Continued on Page Five)
terprise. It is for this reason that
the number of reports in a city are
limited for the telephone company
has to depend upon these business
houses for the information they wish.
By supplying only a third of those
who would readily subscribe for the
service the interest is kept up and the
reports are made promptly.
The maps and the table are sim
plicity itself. Each section of the
state is divided by heavy lines and
given a number. This number is giv
j en on the chart wdiich hangs at the
! side of the map and if the road is ot
j her than normal a cross appears.
, Sections left blank are normal and ia
good shape to travel,
j Colorado tried out this plan last
j year and motorists were loud in their
praises of the service. They could
| not only know the condition of the
> rbad over which they expected to
i travel but were able to find a better
j one in case a bridge was washed out
I or some section was otherwise impas
The record for the entire season is
also available to those who are inter-
I ested in road building. County com-
I I missioners have found the informa
l tion valuable as charts place them in
s I constant touch writh the road condi
- [ tions on the main lines of travel.

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