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Miscellaneous News Clippings 1905 - 1918

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. Ruprecht, Laramie, first and second alternates 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 Mountain 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 another occasion Harding fell under a railway 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 Harding manager of the local exchange and MISS Anna L Todd of Thermopolis, who were married at Thermopolis last, Wednesday. The couple became acquainted 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 Warning to Others.

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 10. – According to information received from Thermopolis, Robert McCoy. a well-known rancher, 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


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 the horses.

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


Cowboys In Wyoming No Match for Fists of Official of Thermopolis

(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 cowboys.
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 District Six Miles From Boysen.


(Special to The Herald)
Thermopols, Wyo., Aug 27. – There is much excitement here over a rich gold find which has been made by ex-Sheriff Dud Hale in the Copper Mountain 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 ton.
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 prospecting 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 feeling throughout this section toward Asmus Boysen and his enterprises during the past week or ten days. Instead of fighting Boysen and his plans to prospect on Wind River Indian reservation, as per his concession from congress, the people now wish to assist him. The Commercial club last night passed strong resolutions condemning the actions of persons who have been fighting Boysen and calling upon the Wyoming delegation in congress to assist Bosen in every legitimate manner possible. The resolutions 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 condemned in strong terms, and a heavy reward is offered for information that will lead to the arrest of the guilty parties.
Leading business men say Boysen and his methods have been misrepresented. 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, especially 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 National Park. It is estimated that first choice is worth $20,000 to the lucky holder. 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 opportunity 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 Commissioner General W. A. Richards of the general land office, with Judge S. Maginnis 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 Independent is alleged to have left for parts unknown leaving unpaid bills and several 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 offense at some remark made by the Syrian and seizing an automatic rifle from behind 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 Lincoln centennial. It was gotten up by the Willing Workers, an organization of patriotic ladies, being the oldest organization 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 unknown 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 pictures.

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. However, "his father, Dr. B. F. Prince, is vice president of Wittenberg college and one of the most honored professors in that institution," says our informant. We are pleased to make the correction.

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