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Demand For Him Makes But Two
Dates Possible in Park Coun
ty Meeteetse Oct. 19
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The coming of Congressman Frank |
.Mon dell on a speaking tour to Park!
county is always of great interest to j
the people because of the popularity
of the gentleman.
Arrangements have been made lor l
h*m to Ik* at Mecteetse on the 19th
and at Cody on the following even
ing. He will arrive at Cody the noon
of th<* 19th and be accompanied to
Meeteetse by the republican candi
dates and others interested in the suc
cess of the ticket.
The republican state committee is
receiving almost daily reports from
the Mondell meetings in southwest
ern Wyoming. They are universally
well attended, the enthusiasm is great
Makes Convincing Arguments Which
Are Greeted With Rounds
of Applause
P'il’omas Sterling of South
...Kotu spoki t a large and
enthusiastic crowii of people Monday
night at the Temple. He was given
a good hearing and enthusiastic cheers
followed his telling arguments.
He discussed the civil servK“ if'.'
g. vc "xample after examr 1 of I. 'W
i ds had u.-n ovev’ 1.1,-n in the scram
hK so ' democratic pie and many com
pet.'nt i.'en had been summerily dis
charged a*.; 1 others of no gaining
Penrose. October 11.
Elk Basin, October 13.
Garland, October 14.
Clark, October 17.
Meeteetse, October 19.
Cody, October 20
Cody, October 29.
Powell, October 26.
Powell, November 4.
Cody, November 6.
and the speaker is given close, earn-|
est attention. Mondell has always
been a favorite with the people. He
is one of the best campaigners in the
west and always has a message. No
man in congress has a clearer com
prehension of the issues paramount
in this campaign and no one has a
more pleasing way of presenting them
to the 'people. In the rural districts
they are interested in having his dis
cuss the land legislation pending in
congress, a subject that he has given
much time and labor. When land
legislation is up in congress or be
fore the committees, he is always on
the job in the interests of his eon
(Continued on Page Five)
placed in the positi jus.
He condemned *ne expensive session
of the last congress and sail that
, the pork bar el was the chief item of
interest b the party in c-ntol. He
said th'.l the democrats howled when
O' republican congress reached a
■’billion dollars in the xpenditures hut
that the democrats bad gone the limit
. and made it tb'ee.
According to Ilia opinion '.ne tariff
. is still *'.,e main issue of t'.e campaign
• and .’ill continue to bo lor some time.
The wu“. said he, has placed » high
er wall ol f,.;t :. r. about American
industries .nan the republican pro
ircuve tariff could possible expect to
be 1 under normal conditions and this
was the reason for the great prosper
itv of the present time. At the close
of the war he predicted a terrible
collapse unless a protective tariff to
American products was established.
He closed with a character sketch
of the republican candidate and his
mention of the name of Charles Evans
Hughes brought forth a great ap
Pl*y» Deaf and Dumb, Beta and Sells
Needles to Kind Hearted Women
Soft Headed Men.
A fine specimen of manhood, at
least physically, deaf and dumb, with
a printed card to prove it, called on
business houses and residences and
raked in the sheckles for and aft.
His was not wholly a graft for he
had several and sundry types of needle
eases that he offered within two
hundred per cent of their value and
nearly everyone fell, the writer in
He knocked on the front door of a
home with an assurance of welcome ;
displayed his card telling of his
“affliction” and of a sick wife and
family he was trying to support and
watched the facial expression of the
lady. If the lines softened he offer
ed his wares but if the face showed
a cold heart he pulled another card
from his ample front and on it was
Many a heart melted and this final
plea brought them across.
He was an industrious cuss. Sun-1
day a day of rest for most mortals,!
was his busy day. He appeared at j
the dedication of the Methodist church 1
and spread his wares and presented *
his card until invited to leave by one
of the preachers. From there hei
went to the residences and gathered
up the coins by the handsful.
He was deaf and dumb, mind you,
but a couple of drinks greatly improv
ed his linguistic ability and four found
him able to express himself in several
languages. His hearing improved!
with liquid refreshments and it seem-1
ed that the fight against booze was
te be forever doomed for here was »!
living example of how effectively a!
splice or tw'o of the main brace put!
thc*fcep into a man and increased his
efficiency. In fact before the even
ing was far spent he was able to make
an oration and could here every in- j
vitation to “have another.”
Prospector Finds Feeder of Clark*s
Fork Gold at Mouth of
Pat O* Hara Creek
Gold in paying quantities was dis
covered last week by George Peof les
at the mouth of Pat creek on
the Clark’s fork, twenty-five m les
from Cody, according; to reports o' a;
sensational character which came to!
Cody yesterday.
It has been known for many yt ars
that the Clark’s fork river in the vic
inity of the Chapman bench cont lined i
placer* from i.;** its source alvva :s re
mained a mystery. p rospectcv after
purspector has spent his !a»v *'nrthing.
ir a >.*«» search for the .eeder u.’d
within ♦ success.
It was v'h- <?Ov, 1 fortune of Peoples
:to follow up t,!' 0 r» c.” several miles
further south than *he ether miners
rod gone and make U'e discovery
\vhe»** the old trail crosses tde river
at a snu'P riat north of the 'hi onian
j bench
This old trail has been used tv old
timers for many yctrs and the cl.ms
i staked out are crossed by this tia l.
Presbyterian Church Will I Remodel
Building by Plans Which Pro
duce a New One
The board of trustee.* of tin Pres-
I byterian church arnounced today
plans by which the manse will »»e re
modeled in such *. way us to give hem
| practically a .iew building.
For o ..umber of years the
uarters of the minister have been
entirely inadequate and the plans for
remodeling have been contemplated
for some time.
The proposed change will provide a
bungalow style building with three
i rooms on the second floor and a study
on the first In addition to the rooniH
already in the house. The cost has
been estimated at $2,000 which will
include payment for cement sidewalks
about the property and a basement.
A loan of $750 has been secured from
the board of church erection of the
Presbyterian church, the ladies of the
F. L. Houx Defendent in Suit for
SI,OOO Claimed Witheld
in Settlement
An action was started Monday
against Frank L. Houx and Senator
W. H. Taylor to recover SI,OOO and
costs which arc claimed by the Hurley
Oil company, the papers being served
on one of the defendants, Mr. Houx,
while he was here from Cheyenne.
It appears that the Hurley Oil
company secured some valuable oil
leases on property of J. H. Doores
near Meeteetse but on account of the
press of other matters were unable
,to handle them themselves. It is al
ledged that they entered into an agre
ement with Frank L. Houx and W. H.
Taylor whereby these gentlemen were
to sell the leases to the best possible
advantage and the returns were to
be equally divided.
The Hurley Oil company, thru its
president. Martin Hurley, claims that
sale was made by the Cheyenne gent
lemen for $2,000 and one tenth royal
ty and that the oil company was
given one half of the royalty, one
twentieth of the product if oil or gas
was fund, but that the money has
been wholly lacking all these months
The gentlemen from the state capitol
have failed to remit for what the oil
company claim is their due and litiga
tion bps been commenced to effect 3
The contract entered into is a verbal
one, but the Hurley Oil company
claim that they have sufficient witness
es to establish their claim and that
correspondence which was had be
tween the parties substantiates the
j testimory which they expect to give.
The prominence of the parties in
! the action and great interest in the
! development of oil prospects make the
case more than of passing interest.
Mr. Houx is at present secretary of
state and is boosting the candidacy
iof Gov. Kendrick for the United
(Continued on Page five)
Peoples traced his find for a consider
able distance back from the river and
found evidence that he had struck it
rich more and more convincing.
It is declared upon good authority
that Peoples washed more than sls
worth of gold and an ounce of plati
num from two yards of dirt. The
gold is of a much coarser grade than
had been taken out of the river fur
ther down stream which is considered!
another good indication that the miner
has found the feeder.
Peoples is an old time prospector
and is known by the old timers of this
section. Hr has tramped the hills of
Northern Wyoming and Southern
Mont, na for more than a generation
and if Mie* claims he has staked out;
live up t * their promise they give, the
old man ,as struck it wonderfullv
rich. The nto where he is working;
is ideally lo ated for a gold dredge
and if the pro oect develops a dredge
will be at won as soon as it can be
iid society guaranteeing its payment,
in addition this society has assumed
-50 more which increases their ob
igation to SI,OOO. The bourd of trus
tees will raise the. balance of the
amount by subscription as* soon as the
exact amount is known, the speciflca
tions being still in the hands of the
Thornton Schwoob takes right
after his dad, the senator, according
to a news item reaching Cody Wed
nesday. Os coures it is in a race jf
some kind. Thornton has developed
considerable skill as a swimmer and
was selected as one of four to rep
resent Redding school in a relay race,
in spite of the fact that all of the
hoys were considerably older than
Thornton his team won out, breaking
the school swimming record by throe
seconds. The Cody lad held his own
right with the rest of the team and
received the warm congratulations of
(Continued on Page Five)
Interview Eustis Who Makes Plain
Statement of Situation From
Burlington Standpoint
Definite steps toward bringing
the railroad to Cody were taken
at the meeting- of the Credit
Men’s association Tuesday night
where the matter was discussed
and a committee composed 'of
Dave Jones, S. C. Parks Jr and
L. 1.. Newton was appointed to
take up the matter with the of
ficials and see what could he done.
Following the front page edit
orial in last week's Herald a co
terie of business men dined with
P. S. F.ustis, head of the P.urling
ton passenger department, Mon
day evening at the Irma, and af
ter dinner went into the matter
with him discussing all its phases.
It was pointed out that with
the increased tourist business the
inconvenience to travelers would
be eliminated, and that with the)
railroad in town a great amount j
of tonnage would be developed
which was prohibitive with the
expensive haul to the present sta
tion site.
i “The thing that will bring the
j railroad to you,” said Mr. Kustis,
j “is not because Codv wants it and
j makes a request, but purely for
| business reasons. In my opinion,!
| the way to accomplish the desired |
j result is to get together all . if the :
data on the subject showing just
what the benefit to the road will
' he and if that is strong enough to
■ warrant the heavy expense, the
j road will cotne over.
I "It should he remembered that
] the Burlington is now a great
Methodist*s Own Magnificent Home
Dedicated Sunday Amid
Much Rejoicing
With every dollar of indebtedness’
provided for in the construction of the
new Methodist church, the dedicatory
services Sunday were counted a great
Before the opening hymn was an
nounced for the morning service the
auditorium was well filled in spite of
the drizzling Tain. All of the churches
of the city had dismissed their con
gregations and joined with the Meth
odists in making the day a great suc
Dr. T. C. lllif, with face shining
with the beauty of holiness, hair of
snowy whitness. and with the vigor
of youth had charge of the services.
llis long experience in this kind of
work based on a record of dedicating
more Methodist churches than any
other living man made him master of
the situation. He • was assisted by
Rev. David E. Kendall, district super
intendent, and Rev. F. M. Stephenson,
the local pastor.
The musical program was of a high
order. For weeks Mrs. A. A. Slade,
the pianist and H. H. Schwoob, th**
leader had plained the musical num
bers and they were all of a high order.
A chorus choir filled the loft and the
regular singers were assisted by
members of other church choirs. Mrs.
Chas. Conger accompanied by Miss
Wilkinson on the violin and Miss
Ebert on the piano rendered a solo
remarkably sweet.
Dr. Iliff preached an inspirational
sermon in keeping with the day. After
the sermon a statement was made of
railroad with some branch lines
that are not paying operating ex
penses and in this day of effic
iency the showing must be quite
definite before favorable action
will he taken.
“I agree with you that it would
he a fine thing to have the station
right in town and you will get the
support of my department hut it
must not be overlooked that it is
the freight business that provides
the earning power of a railroad.
There are many roads whose pas
senger department is a loss and
while we are making a good
showing with the Burlington, the
freight department commands
the situation from the standpoint
of making changes or the build
, ing of new lines.”
The matter was discussed ar
| length with Mr. Fustis and from
the statements made his view
point appeared more optomisltc
as the meeting progressed.
The credit men took their turn
at it the following night and went
into the subject thoroly. The
raising of sugar beets was con
sidered. It was reported that a
j commission firm had asked for
I a contract thru S. T. Lyall for
1 600 acres of potatoes. The nr.k
--j ii.g of alfalfa meal was mention
II ed.
'! It was the unanimous opinion
■ jot those present that the bringing
|< f the road over was not i'c.pos
■ sible and worth making an ef'ort
i to secure. *
’ Mie financial condition which showed
that would need to he raised
before the dedicatory service would
be possible, it being the rule of Meth
odist churches that all of the cost
must he provided for hetuic the build
ing can be consecrated.
The giving was generous. Dunne*
, a lull an announcement was made
that W. R. Coe had agreed to give
the last SI,OOO of the cost. The morn
ing service closed with $5212.70
The dinner in the basement was an
• enjoyable social feature. It is esti
. mated that three hundred people were
foil. The service was cafateria style
• and the food wast tempting and in
• generous proportions. Fried chicken
, hot baked beans, salads, pickles, with
• s it nty of sandwiches and hot coffee
. made up the menu.
(continued on page eight)
i W. L. Walls, slate committee
. man. is in receipt of a telegram
‘ from the National Republican
headquarters saying that they
; will be unable to furnish Senat
or Cummings of fowa for the
. Wyoming date in Powell and
; that another speaker will be pro
| vided later if one can be obtain
ed. The cancellation of Cum
i mings date is a source of great
■ dissappointment to the people
■ of Park county. M

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