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The Salt Lake Herald. February 25, 1905
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909


      (Special to The Herald.)

  Washington, Feb. 24.--Representative
Mondell today nominated John B. Okie,
jr., of Lost Cabin, Wyo., as a cadet at
the Annapolis naval academy, with Fred
C. Hank, Thermopolis, and Carl F. Rup-
recht, Laramie, first and second alter-
nates respectively.

The Salt Lake Herald. March 06, 1905
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909

(Special to The Herald)
Thermopolis, Wyo., March 5--Jack
Harding employed by the Rocky Moun-
tain Bell Telephone Co. here carries two
nickels which he claims have saved his
life on two occasions. Once a drunken
man shot him while in a saloon in the
Klondike. The bullet struck a nickel in
his vest pocket and was flattened On an-
other occasion Harding fell under a rail-
way train. His only money at the time
was a nickel carried in his vest pocket.
Harding had a miraculous escape, the 
cars throwing him away from the track.
But the nickel rolled from his pocket,
lodged on the rail and was flattened by
the wheels.

The Salt Lake Herald. March 27, 1905
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909

    (Special to The Herald)
Douglas, Wyo., March 26.--Cupid has 
again got in his work by means of the
long distance telephone in Wyoming.
This time the victims are John Hard-
ing manager of the local exchange
and MISS Anna L Todd of Thermopolis,
who were married at Thermopolis last,
Wednesday. The couple became ac-
quainted over the telephone and it was
a case of love at first sound. This is
the fourth couple that has courted and
wed in Wyoming during the pest year
by means of the telephone.
In 1905 it was phone dating. Today it's internet dating.

The San Francisco Call. July 11, 1905
San Francisco, Calif. 1895-1913

     Wyoming Rancher Killed
    and Ear Cut Off as Warn-
         ing to Others.
  CHEYENNE. Wyo., July 10.-According
to information received from Thermop-
olis, Robert McCoy. a well-known ranch-
er, residing on the Big Horn River above
Thermopolis, was murdered several days
ago by assassins who, decoyed him to a
deserted cabin and shot him in the back
as he was about to enter. His body was
then weighted with rocks and sunk in
the river.
  Several times during the last few
months McCoy has received anonymous
letters warning him to leave the country
and threatening his life. In each of
these messages the statement was made
that if it became necessary to kill him,
one of his ears would be cut off in order
that others, who had been warned to
leave, might know how he came to his
death. One of the ears of the corpse is
missing. Indignation in the Thermopolis
country is high and every effort is being
made to apprehend the murderers.

New York Tribune. July 18, 1905
New York, N.Y. 1866-1924

        RIDES 100 MILE TO AID.
  Physician, Using Four Relays of Horses,
           Takes Eleven Hours.
Meeteetse, Wyo. July 17.--Three men were killed
and four were injured to-day by an explosion in the
Kerwin gold mine. There was no doctor nearer
than Thermopolis, 10O miles to the southeast, but
Dr. Richards of that place, covered the distance,
over mountainous roads, in a little less than eleven
hours. Four relays were used by him in making
the trip, ranchmen along the route supplying lhe

Los Angeles Herald. August 15, 1905
Los Angeles, Calif. 1900-1911

  Cowboys In Wyoming No Match for
      Fists of Official of Ther-
      (Special to The Herald.)
  THERMOPOLIS," Wyo.,  Aug. 14.--
"Shooting up the town" by cowboys is
ended in Thermopolis, Mayor Enderby
last night putting a stop to the practice
by licking half a dozen "punchers"
from Big Horn ranch who were riding
through the streets shooting up and
terrorizing the town. Two weeks ago
the mayor issued a proclamation that
the practice must cease. Saturday
night a number of cowboys came to
town, got drunk and commenced their
usual fun. The mayor rounded them
up and deliberately attacked them with
his fists, the bout lasting but a few
minutes and ending in the defeat of the
  The mayor was trained in boxing in
his college days and is an athlete.

The Salt Lake Herald. August 28, 1905
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909


   Discovery in Copper Mountain Dis-
    trict Six Miles From Boysen.


     (Special to The Herald)
  Thermopols, Wyo., Aug 27.--There is
much exaitement here over a rich gold
find which has been made by ex-
Sheriff Dud Hale in the Copper Moun-
tain district. It is richer than the the
Williams find of two weeks ago which 
created so much excitement and a
larger vein is shown. Many samples
of quartz are being exhibited here, all
fairly speckled with free gold. The
ledge is from two to eight feet in 
thickness, is free milling, and some of
the rock will run as high as $1,700 to the
  The new find is about six miles north
of the copper mines being operated by
the Boysen Mining company and is on 
a trail that has been traveled over and
prospected for the past thirty years.
The shares of the Wind River Mining
company for whom Hale was prospect-
ing have been taken off the market
and cannot be bought at any price.
  Half the population of this city have
left for the scene of the find and will
stake out claims as near as possible
to it. Miners are flocking from every
direction but a great many of the the
claims were taken up two weeks ago
at the time of the Williams find.

Valentine Democrat October 12, 1905
Valentine, Neb. 1900-1930

The following poem is from the
pen of A. J. Irwin of Thermopolis,
Wyo., who is the father of
James Irwin of this city:

The family home I loved so well
With childhood scenes so bright,
Has passed far away from home;
But where are they all tonight.
Yes, where are they tonight?

A few happy years of time,
That was pleasant fair and bright,
And all left their childhood home:
But where are they tonight,
Yes, where are they tonight?

The childhood song I sung,
That made our hearts feel light,
Has gone back on the roll of time:
But where are all tonight?
Yes, where are all tonight?

I never thought of the days
When the family home so bright,
Would be broken up by time:
But where are they tonight?
Yes, where are they tonight?

They are out in the world
A living on their right,
Taking in all the joys of life;
But where are they tonight,
Yes, where are they tonight¿

Living on homes far and near,
Taking in wealth on sight,
And practicing lessons learned:
But where are they tonight,
Yes, where are they tonight?

Days and years have come and gone,
And childhood once so bright
Has grown to man and womanhood:
But where are they tonight,
Yes, where are they tonight?

They're out in the field of time,
A laboring for their right,
And at the close of the summer day
They close work for the night;
But where are they all tonight,
Yes, where are all tonight ?

The Salt Lake Herald. November 20, 1905
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909


  People of Thermopolis, Wyo., Have
     Changed Their Minds Since 
       the Dynamite Outrage 

     (Special to The Herald)
  Thermopolis, Wyo., Nov. 19.--There
has been a complete reversion of feel-
ing throughout this section toward
Asmus Boysen and his enterprises dur-
ing the past week or ten days. In-
stead of fighting Boysen and his plans
to prospect on Wind River Indian res-
ervation, as per his concession from
congress, the people now wish to as-
sist him. The Commercial club last
night passed strong resolutions con-
demning the actions of persons who
have been fighting Boysen and calling
upon the Wyoming delegation in con-
gress to assist Bosen in every legiti-
mate manner possible. The resolu-
tions state that Boysen was as granted
certain rights in the reservation, and
the busines men demand that he be
granted these rights. The blowing up
of Boysens diamond drill outfit is con-
demned in strong terms, and a heavy
reward is offered for information that
will lead to the arrest of the guilty
  Leading business men say Boysen 
and his methods have been misrepre-
sented. He is paying better wages
than were ever paid here before, and
he is only claiming that to which he
is entitled under the law.
  The Commercial club at its meeting
last night repudiates the actions of
persons who a week ago are alleged to
have held a meeting of the club.

The San Francisco Call. February 09, 1906
San Francisco Calif. 1895-1913


   Son of a Wealthy Horse Breeder in
     Wyoming and a Neighbor
          Are Killed

 Thermopolis, Wyo., Feb. 8.--News has
reached here of the killing of two ranchmen in
a quarrel. Richard Tyndall, one of the
wealthiest horse breeders in northwestern
Wyoming, got into an altercation with James
Kester, a neighbor, on the formers ranch on
the Cottonwood. Kester drew a gun and while
Tyndall was trying to disarm him Tyndall's
son was accidently killed. Tyndall was
so enraged that when he secured the gun he
beat out Kesters brains with it.

The Salt Lake Herald. July 01, 1906
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909


   Disease in Wyoming Attributed to 
         Wood Tick Bites

      (Special to The Herald)
  Thermopolis, Wyo., June 30.--Emmett
Mann, a miner, who was brought down
from Copper Mountain a few days ago
suffering with spotted fever is dead. The
disease resulted from the bites of wood
ticks which are unusually numerous this
year. The discovery has been recently
made that when ones system becomes
thoroughly filled with the poison from
wood ticks there is little chance of one's
recovery. The ticks are deadly poison.
In parts of Idaho and Montana, es-
pecially in the Bitter Root country in the
latter state, the bites of wood ticks are
fatal in many cases, the victim usually
taking down with spotted fever.

Valentine Democrat August 16, 1906
Valentine, Neb. 1900-1930


  "Wyoming Man Gets First Choice of
    Land--Said to Be Worth $15,000.

  In the drawing for Shoshone Indian
reservation lands at Lander, Wyo., Hans
Berlin of Laramie, Wyo., was No. 1.
He will have first choice of the 1,000,000
fertile acres of the famous Wind River
country just south of Yellowstone Na-
tional Park. It is estimated that first
choice is worth $20,000 to the lucky hold-
er. It is also said that any number up
to 20 is worth from $5,000 to $10,000.
The first twenty-five names drawn were
as follows :
Charles S. Kelley, Thermopolis, Wyo.
  The fortunate ones were allowed several
days before filing , thus giving an oppor-
tunity to look over the homesteads to be
allotted by the government and make their
selections. Besides the agricultural lands
there are valuable mineral sites within
the region. Many thousands registered,
all hoping to be lucky in the drawing.
The drawing was in charge of Commis-
sioner General W. A. Richards of the
general land office, with Judge S. Magin-
nis of Billings. Mont., and Col. W. R.
Schnitger of Cheyenne, Wyo., as referees.

The San Francisco Call. January 27, 1907
San Francisco Calif. 1895-1913


  THERMOPOLIS, Wyo., Jan. 26.--Ten
passengers were injured Thursday on
the mountain road south of this town
when four horses attached to a stage
coach ran away down the mountain
side, turned the coach over and dragged
it a considerable distance. None of
the injured will die, although three
are seriously injured.

The Salt Lake Herald. August 28, 1907
Salt Lake City, Utah 1870-1909


     (Special to The Herald)
  Worland, Wyo., Aug 27.--R V Holmes
formerly editor of the Thermopolis inde-
pendent is alleged to have left for parts
unknown leaving unpaid bills and sev-
eral pieces of worthless paper behind. It
is alleged Holmes cashed worthless
checks catching his friends going coming.

Los Angeles Herald. September 21, 1907
Los Angeles, Calif. 1900-1911

THERMOPOLIS-- Bob Mulkey has been
taken to the county Jail at Lander to
await trial on the charge of murdering
Joe Passha, a Syrian, in the Hollywood
saloon. Mulkey, it is alleged, took of-
fense at some remark made by the Syrian
and seizing an automatic rifle from be-
hind the bar fired four shots into his
body. Passha died several hours later.
Mulkey fled and was caught a short time
later near town.

GEBO-- The first shipment of coal from the new mines here was made yesterday and was consigned to Montana.

The National Tribune. April 01, 1909
Washington, D.C. 1877-1917

  Patriotic People, Tho Isolated

Comrade W. M. Neece, Co. I, 6th Mo.
Cav., writes from Thermopolis, Wyo.
"Altho we are away from a rail-
road and had no Instructions from
any G. A. R. Post or other such help,
we had a grand celebration of the Lin-
coln centennial. It was gotten up by
the Willing Workers, an organization
of patriotic ladies, being the oldest or-
ganization in our town. The meeting
was presided over by Comrade George
B. Chase, who served in the 20th N. Y.
Cav. We had some excellent music
and a few brief but very entertaining
speeches on the life of our greatest
humanitarian. We have 12 or 14 old
soldiers here who are here principally
to bathe at our great hot springs but
we are not able to organize a G. A. R.
Post yet."

Deseret Evening News. December 28,1909
Great Salt Lake City, Utah 1867-1920


   (Special Correspondence)
  THERMOPOLIS, Wyo., Dec 26--
Robert Houston shot and killed an un-
known man at his home Friday night.
The dead man had been drinking and
entered the Houston home, and when
Houston attempted to eject him he
pulled a knife and attacked Houston,
who then procured his revolver and
killed the stranger.

Valentine Democrat June 02, 1910
Valentine, Neb. 1900-1930

    Meets Death in Mine.
  News has been received at Nebraska
City of the death of H. B. Martin and
Miss Eva Wheeler at Thermopolis,
Wyo. They were smothered by the
fumes of sulphur in a mine, where
they had gone to take flashlight pic-

The Mahoning Dispatch. January 19, 1912
Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio 1877-1968

By a friendly letter received from
Springfield we note that Dr. Prince
once a practicing physician in this
village is engaged in business at
Thermopolis Wyoming and has not
been in Springfield for several years
so that we were misinformed last
week when locating the doctor as
janitor at Wittenberg college. How-
ever, "his father, Dr. B. F. Prince,
is vice president of Wittenberg col-
lege and one of the most honored
professors in that institution," says
our informant. We are pleased to
make the correction.

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