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Committee Representing State Bar Association Urges People of Wyoming to
Vote for Amendment No. 2 to Enable State to Receive Road Money
The recent session of Congress ap
propriated $85,000,000.00 for use in
constructing good roads. The law!
provides for every dollar spent in each j
state, the state must spend an equal,
In anticipation of national legisla
tion of this character the last legis
lature of this state passed a resolu
tion submitting to the vote of the
people at the general election in 1916,
the folowing amendment:—
AMENDMENT NO. 2. (For the
amendment of Art. 16 by adding
Sec. 9, permitting the State to aid or
engage in the construction and im
provement of public roads and high
ways, and to devote the proceeds of
grants of lands to works of internal
improvements specified in the grants.)
Art- XVI. Section (9). The provi
sion of Sec. 6 of Article 1G of this
Constitution prohibiting the state
from engaging in any work of in
ternal improvement unless authorized
by a two-thirds vote of the people
shall not apply to or effect the con
struction or improvement of public
roads or highways, but the legisla
ture shall have the power to provide
for the construction or improvement
of public roads or highways, either
directly or by extending aid to count
ies; and notwithstanding, said inhi
bitation as to works of internal im
provement, whenever grants of land
or other property shall have been i
made to the state, especially dedicated :
by the grant to particular works of
internal improvement, the state mav
carry on such particular works and
devote thereto the avails of such
grants, and may pledge or appropra
ate the revenues derived from such
works in the aid of their completion.
At the last session of the State
Bar association the undersigned mem-'
bers were appoined to the Constitu
tion, in order to enable the State to
secure the benefit of its share of any I
such appropriation by Congress, or
to accept grants of lands or property
for use in the construction and im
provement of roads, and to call the
matter to the attention of the public.
Scetion 6 of Article 16, of the Wyo
ming State Construction contains the
following provision. “The state shall
not engage in any work of internal
improvement unless authorized by a
two-thirds vote of the people.” The'
courts in several states have held
that such a provision prohibits the
legislature of any state from making:
provision for the construction of
roads. After investigating the ques
tion carefully we have concluded that
it is extremely doubtful if the state!
can through legislative action avail
itself of the appropriation made by
the recent session of Congress, or
any other provision that any future
Congress may make for assisting the
state in the construction of roads
without first amending the Constitu
tion. To require a two-thirds vote
of the people in order to engage in. (
the construction of roads, or to se
cure the benefits of an appropriation
made by Congress for that purpose
would be equivalent to requiring an
impossibility. Experience has shown
that it is practically impossible to
Mrs. Blanche Gokel Has Rented De-
Maris Springs Hotel and Will
Build Up the Business
The Cody case has passed into the
hands of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Samp
son and Mrs. Alice Hewitt, Mrs.
Eiianche Gakel retiring to assume Uk
management of the DeMaris springs
hotel which she will conduct under
ease from Mrs. Charles DeMaris.
The new management of the Cody
case took possession Monday and will
nold the large patronage built up un
der the former management and en
deavor to increase it. Mr. and Mrs.
Sampson are experienced chefs and
Mrs. Hewitt has been in the 1 usirvss,
before and understands it thoroly.
Negotations have been pending for
some time between the parties for
the lease of the springs. Mrs. De-
Maris has been anxious to build up*
the business that the attractions at!
the springs deserve and counts her-'
self fortunate in her association with
Mrs. Gokel under whose capable man
agement the place will be filled.
Mrs. DeMaris is planning to move
to town as soon as arrangements can
be made that her son may be at home
while attending high school.
secure a two-thirds vote in favor of
any proposition submitted, no matter
how favorable it may appeal to the
people; and such a method would be
too cumbersome and slow in its oper
ation to be practicable. We there
fore conclude that in order to be sure!
of securing for this state, its share j
of the appropriations made by the
recent session of Congress for the
construction and improvement of
roads, as well as any grants of pro
perty or land which any future Con
gress may make for such purpose,
and to enable the state to participate
in the improvement of the roads of
the state, this amendment to the Con
stitution should be adopted. We
urge every voter of the state to be
sure to vote upon this question on
Election day.
The members of the committee will
j be glad to furnish and information
which they have upon this question
to any voter.
Roderick N. Matson.
Will M. Murray.
Ray B. West.
Don L. Brimmer.
R. D. Hawley.
H. P. Ilsley,
John Dillon.
Erie H. Reid.
Clifford W. Axtel.
Burt Griggs.
H. R. Christmas.
R. H. Nichols.
John F. Harkin.
R. L. Donley.
CwiMiaia Gol
WHY WE DO NOT FEAR THE RETAIL MAIL ORDER HOUSES Cody Trading Company Values Are True Values
Some people seem to find it hard to believe that we are abso
lutely not one bit afraid of the bisgest retail mail order house in They are distinctive of this COMING STORE,
the country. It is true that he has millions where We have hun
dreds. He could put us in his vest pocket and never know we Cody Trading Company prices on DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE establish
were there. But at the same time, friends and neighbors, it is a new standard of value giving in Cody. Cody Trading Company merchandise is
a fact that we can sell «nr goods at a saving over mail order prices; not chea p in quality, but low in price,
we can give you better service than he can; we can give you better
goods for the money; we can make it to your interests to buy from .p, • „ . ... DDl p„ n T . . . _ ,
us on a plain, straightforward business basis, without a trace of Things here are either BETTER or PRICED LOWER than elsewhere. Cody
sentiment or any other thing than your own best interests. Trading Company values are possible because of—Low Operating Expenses. No
Everybody who knows enough to run a store knows what mer- Store Rental. Correct Buying in Car Load Lots,
chandise costs. He knows what fair prices are. He knows
he must add a certain percentage for the cost of doing business. It is a pleasure to refund money if our goods are not satisfactory,
and that he must have a certain profit on his investment. This
is easily figured and can be done on an absolutely safe and sure ba- These advantages are helpful to u i in selling for less—they mean monev
wI.LI . JSn our cut of doing b™,. " h “ y °“ ''™ E » E IT PAYS TO PAY
We know when we mark an article to sell for SI.OO that we will get LASH,
the SI.OO. There are no “ifs” or “ands” about it, as no one can
take it out without paying us for it. Therefore we can figure on . iiATlim />Aaan a
a closer margin than if we were running a charge business. ANI) I HpR I I lIVIPA iCISfIN
When you take into consideration that it is said that the cost of 1 Willi /lluuvll
catalogs and mailing the same of some retail houses is around 25
per cent of their entire receipts, as compared with our cost of do- ~ , . ,
ing business of about half the above amount, you can relize why . Frequent,y buyer 3 are misled by the statdments of concerns making great
we are not afraid of them. There was a time when the Cody claims about the prices they are making, concerns laying great stress on the fact
Trading company was afraid of the mail order house, but it was that they are selling direct to consumers. In Colton, California, there is a comp
because we shoved their catalog under the counter or burned it. any selling canned goods and dried fruit. We have the fall 1916 price list and
were afraid to let anyone see it, and afraid to look at it ourselves invite you to examine a comparison of prices.
In other words, we were not familiar with their merchandise and
We spend possibly one hour each day studying mail order Large Prunes, 40-50 size, per 251 b box, $3,40 $3.25
catologs. We get samples of their goods and compare them with . .
ours. (Come in and see mail order underwear, men’s hose, * rune8 > 70-80 size per 251 b box, 2.90
towels and shoes, along side of ours.) Prunes, 60-70 size, per 25 lb box,a larger size, 2.75
All we ask is that purchasers be fair. We can show you’ * ’
hundreds of articles in the mail order catalogs at higher prices Evaporated Apricots, per 251 h box, 4.65 4.50
than we are selling for, and if you happen to find some one or , , „ . _ . „ „
two articles that their price may be lower, don’t consider, as oc- Evaporated Peaches, per 251 b box, 3.10 2.8.>
cassionally some do, that because we are wrong on one article Seedless Sultana Raisins, per 251 b box, 3 40 3.59
that we are entirely wrong on every article.
We want your business because we can give you better values Muscatel Raisins, per 251 b box, 3.00 2.85
and in the end you will be better pleased. We do not ask you to Evaporated Apples, per 251 b box, 320 3.15
purchase from us because we pay taxes in your community, be
cause we help support schools, churches, and charitable institu- Seeded Raisins, per 251 b box, 3.20 3.00
tions, because we help build roads, because we try to buy every- ah.ii w.i.nio
thing we can from the farmers, because we can show you the' 8 " e Walnuts, P« r 51b lots, 1.20
goods before you pay for them, because we are trying to help' Soft Shell Walnuts, per lib lots, .25
build up this community, because every dollar we spend is spent in
this community whereas the mail order houses spend nothing, be- Soft Shell Almonds, per 51b lots, 1.30 1-25
cause the mail order houses have absolutely no interest in this
community except to get every dollar that they can, but we do ■ /yi , *. .1 . . ■ ...
ask your business for the reason that we are determined, on your 111 UrdeF tO get tneS6 OfICCS iTOIR tOCm it 18 DGC6Si3ry
general requirements, to give you better prices, better service,
better satisfaction, than any mai^ D d "TRADING COMPANY *° ° raer at » east ™ IDS. whereas JTOU (£ll buy ODC Case
lots from us.
O. O. Natwick.
R. E. McNally.
T. S. Taliaferro, Jr.
P. W. Spaulding.
Charles H. Harkins.
D. A. Falker.
Astoria, Illinois .Young Man Marries
Popular Cody
Miss Mildred Robertson and Roy
Brown Parr were the principals in a
marriage ceremony yesterday morn
ing at the home of the bride, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry B. Robertson on Beck
The ceremony was simple and im
pressive and was preformed by Rev-
Waiter Gregg Pitkin of the Presby
terian church in the presence of a few
of the intimate friends of the bride.
Mrs. Henry Poole played the Bridal
March as prelude to Mendelsohn’s
Wedding March as the couple appear
ed on the stairs.
The bride was attired in a tailored
suit of blue and wore a black hat.
white gloves and black shoes.
A two course wedding breakfast
was served immediately after congra
tulations. The bridal cake was made
by Henry Goudreau and the bride’s
cake by Mrs. Robertson. Misses
Mildred Hays, Irene Bates and Fran
cis Hill served and received pretty
gifts from the bride as souvenirs of 1
the happy occasion.
Within an hour after the ceremony 1
the bride and groom left in Mr. Parr’s 1
car for Astoria, Illinois where the 1
couple will reside.
They will make a tour of Colorado 1
and reach home in about thirty days.
The marriage is the culmination of
a romance of college days when the
two were students at Knox college,
both finishing in June of this year, 1
he in the collegiate department and
she in the conservatory of music.
Their home will be on a farm near.
Astoria, Illinois, where the groom isi
engaged in farming and stock grow- ;
Mrs. Parr is one of Cody’s favorite,
and favored girls. She was graduat
| ed from the Cody schools and took
| the course in music at Galesburg fin-
I ishing with high honors. She is a
young lady of quick preception and
capable of filling any position in life.
She will be greatly missed in Cody
! where she has many friends.
Passing of Mrs. J. C. Prante Mourn
ed by Whole
- -o
Mrs. Rosetta Olive Prante (O'Hara)
died in Cody on Friday of last week
and the funeral Sunday afternoon was
largely attended by many sorrowing
Her illnesß had been so brief that
the news came as a great shock. For
many years she had been a silent suf
ferer from Bright’s disease, and an
acute attack brought her life to a
close after an illness of three days.
The service at the home was brief
and impressive, the choir of the Epis
copal church sang three selections, the
! favorites of the diseased.” Will There
1 Be Any Stars in My Crown?” “Near-:
j er, My God to Theh” and “Rock of
, Ages” composed the music forthe 1
| occasion. The ritualistic service ;
] was prefaced by a few remarks by
' Rev. A. R. Chalmers who said among
other comforting things that “Mra.
Prante died in the full bloom of
womanhood, when one might hope
that many more years of useful life
might be her portion. As a mother,
wife and woman she made a lasting
impression on Cody. It was the im
pression of a good mother, a true
and loving wife and a woman of fine
character. No higher praise can be
given. To her family of seven child
ren and a husband she was the dear
est object of love.”
The floral offerings were numerous
and beautiful. No greater expression
i of the love and esteem in which she
was (leld could have been made. la>v- 1
j ing friends carried flowers to the Cody
cemetery where her grave was cover
ed with their beauty.
Union Mills, Indiana, was her birth
: place on Nov. 14. 1868, and her child-j
hood home. After her marriage on
' Dec. 3. 1885 to John Charles Prante
the young coulp went to Peru, Ne
braska where they lived until they
came to Cody in 1906.
To the union ten children were
born. Two boys died in infancy and
a little baby girl of eleven months
passed away after they came to Cody.
Charles D. lives in Cody. Mrs. Jesse
May Lowe lives in Billings John W.
resides at Lodge Grass, Mrs. Bessie
B. Wallace is in Columbus, Montana,
and Marietta. Ray and Louis live at
home. The entire family with the
exception of Mrs. Wallace were here,
she being unable on account of her
health to make the trip.
Uuder the pastorate of Rev. An
drew Warner she united with the
Methodist Episcopal church and lived
• life consistent with her profession
She was a Pythian sister and tha
order had charge of the burial rit,.,
We desire to express our heartfelt
thanks to the many friends, whose
kindness was manifested in so many
ways during our bereavement in the
loss of our wife, mother and sister
Rosetta Olive O’Hara-Prante. Esp w
ially do we wish to thank the Pythian
Sisters and the Knights of Phythia
the neighbors and all who rendered
so much assistance in our hour of
grief. Your kind deeds and expres
sions of sympathy have greatly al
leviated our sorrow.
John Charles Prante and family
J. W. O’Hara
(Continued from page one)
With very few minor details the
work is completed and ready to turi,
over to the building committee.
The auditorium will seat three him.
. dred. The finish is fumed oak th<-
lighting arrangement is beautiful, the
windows are of art glass and all of
the appointments of a modern chuich
are included in the plan.
Ample accomodations are provided
for the Sunday school. There are
I numerous class rooms, choir room,
pastor’s study, large basement, kitch
en with built in pantry and other
equipment, te-ilet rooms and a good
heating plant.
(Continued from page one)
Under its own power Dr. Lar
drove the car into Cody. The doctor
is receiving congratulations of her
many friends who declare that sh
! may be “maid-afraid-of-her-horse"
but she is not afraid to drive her
’ Studeliaker anywhere.
(Continued from page one)
Bradford of Powell and R. R. Rous
. Rcau is employed to do the cement
work. A camp has been establish!
and work has been underway for to:
days. It is estimated that the ditch
' will be ready to receive water befor-
I December first.

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