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I Founded In 1899 by Col.
I W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
I Bill”) and Col. Peake.
Trained Investigator for Cos
mopolitan Magazine Writes
Prohition is Being Laughed
Out of Court
“The United States is falling off
*he water wagon,” declares an Investi
gator who has quested through the
-country for information, hobnobbed
'with bootleggers, talked with enforce
ment agents, and followed some of the
well traveled rum routes which today
lace the country in a thouroughly or
ganized traffic. Blame for this state
of affairs is laid largely to the fact
that prohibition has become the na
tion’s chief butt of ridicule. It is in
danger of being laughed out of court.
*The indications are that “we have
•come to the last test of prohibition in
the United States.’’writes William G.
Shopherd in the Cosmopolitan Maga
zine. Mr. Shepherd was especially
employed by this Magazine to gather
information on the extensiveness of
bootlegging, and he reports that “stu
dying the stages through which we
have passed, any investigator who
follows the liquor trail through the
United States today as I have, who
“feels public opinion, and then dips in
to the bootlegger’s world to converse
with its hardy, daredevil, but richly
rapid members, must realize that un
less there is shortly a change of sen
timent in the United States, prohibi
tion is done for.”
Rum-running and bootlegging, we
are told, have become an Industry
which makes millionaires almost ov
ernight. It is said to be poslble to
get whiskey anywhere in the United
States. Near the Atlantic seabord
the law Is so easily evaded that whis
ky costs only three times its pre-pro
hibition price. Leaks which revenue
officers and enforcement agents are
unable to plug extend all along the
'Canadian and Mexican borders, and
along ths Gulf Stream runs daily a
cargo of intoxicants which dribbles
all through the country. Open and
flagrant mockery of the law helps
make all this possible, and if this
Joking stage Is the last and final stage
through which the law is to pass, says
this investigator, “then prohibition
has been laughed out of court, in the
old American fashion, and the United
States is going to be wet, tho saloon
less. The fourth stage, if there be
one—and there is every reason for an
observer who has scoured the country
as I have to believe that there will
be a fourth stage—will have few
laughs in it.” Ten years hence some
body will be drinking alcohol in the
United States. "Whether It will be
all of us or only a few of us depends,
this very moment, on how the ev
eryday man in the United States —the
man who wanted his home dry and
was willing to go dry himself —regards
the prohibition law and Its enforce
ment. Judges may interpret its horns
off, but he can laugh It to pieces.”
Here We Are-
Statesmen All!
What is there about the little city
of Cody nestling under the shadow of
mountains In the northwest that
produces so many statesmen. Look
at the list: Jake Schwoob, Frank L.
Houx, Dr. Bennett, Attorney General
Walls, L. L. Newton, Harry Weston,
William R. Coe, L. G. Phelps. W. L.
Simpson, L. R. Ewart, Caroline Lock
hart, W. T. Hogg, S. C. Parks and ma
ny others too numerous to mention. —
Cheyenne Tribune.
On Sunday the first of January the
Masonic Lodge attended services in
Christ Episcopal Church, at the invi
tation of Rector Blaskie. They came
Jn a body from the Temple to the
* Church.
An Impressive service was held. The
choir sang hymns and anthems in a
finished manner. The sermon was a
discourse upon St. John Evangelist,
Eminent Patron of Masonry. Rector
Blaskie stressed the transformation
that love makes in the very severest
natures, changing the “son of thun
der” to the “beloved disciple.”
On Wednesday ever. Sag the Odd
Fellows conferred the first degree on
three, and initiated one into member
ship. After the meeting a delicious
lunch was served, and cigars were
Next Wednesday the new officers I
will be Installed, and on the following i
Friday the installing officers will go i
to W|eeteetso to take part in the In
stallation of officers there.
A large delegation from Meeteetse
attended the meeting in Cody.
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dfie Cody Enterprise
Webb Adams, the Wyoming Public
ity Man, who held down the editorial
chair of The Enterprise for a time last
summer, has been asked to become
Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw's press agent
during her next season on the road
He prefers, however, to toot Miss Wy
oming's horn and will remain in Ther
mopolis where both the air and the
water are hot.
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The Cody Woman's t/tond. tn
buy the lot next the L'b.-c.y. to en
large the Lib. ary lawe. pre-.eut
the erection of a building .o poar the
Library as to cut off llr.ht. They are
giving a dance on St. Valentine's Day
to raise funds for this purpose.
A score of students and laboratory
instructors at West Virginia universi
ty were treated a rattlesnake feast
while Dr. A. M. P.e?se, head of the de
partment of zoology, incidcstfLPv at
tempted to prove that much meat
goes to waste owing to common scru
The rattler from the West Virginia
hills was presented to the university
several weeks ago. When it declined
to eat. Dr Reese killed it and’ cooked
it Those who partook said the meat
was not unlike the breast of a chick
en and had the same appearance in
Dr. Reese killed a crocodile for the
zoology department students several
years ago and cooked it to prove, he
said, that “in the swampy lands of the
South and other places where the rep
tiles abound, hundreds of thousands of
dollars* worth of meat go to waste
every year because of foolish scru
ples.” All moat, he declared, is alike,
and if one is good to eat, so is ano
To The Cody Enterprise:
In replying to the Cody Milling
Co’a. last ,“say” we will give our final
“say.” We did not realize that this
was an argument, but we will have to
accept Mr. Hogg's statement as that.
Therefore he says, “the mill has
stated its case very clearly, we think.”
We canot understand why Mr. Hogg
has made such statements in his last
letter. He has utterly disregarded
the question we were discussing and
has opened other questions that have
nothing to do with the milling ques
tion. For instance, my affiliation
with the Socialists and Non-Partisan
Mr. Hogg says. “Our ideas and
principles of doing business are too
much at variance with his.” Now my
ideas of doing business is to do busi
ness on tile live and let live basis, i
pay my debts and taxes. My credit
is good at some banks. My reputa
tion Is here as I have lived here
nearly 40 years. Now if Mr. Hogg’s |
ideas of doing business are at vari
ance with mine I’m glad to know it.
Therefore, he does not believe in the
live and let live basis.
Mr. Hogg saye further, “We will
say right here, while we may be doing
Mr. Johnston an injustice, it never
the-less does begin to look as though
Mr. Johnston and his friends are ac
tually seeking to stir up discontent
among our farmers.”
Discontent among farmers is real —
it’s, here —and nothing I could do or
say would make them more so.
Mr. Hogg and others of his ideas
of doing business arc the ones who
are bringing about these conditions.
“Our farmers” —Mr. Hogg says.
We are glad to know that we have
found out who really does own the
farmers, as we have often heard of
the “Independent farmer.”
Again, Mr. Hogg says, “We know
we are doing the fair and square thing
by the farmer and feel that most of
our farmers are ready to give us just
as fair and square on their part.”
Now we leave this to the farmer,
whether he Is independent or not
and leave them to decide whether Mr.
Hogg is doing the fair and square
The farmer takes five bushels or 300
pounds of whect to Mr. Hogg’s mill
and gets only 114 pounds of flour.
At Byron the farmer takes 3 bushels
or 180 pounds of wheat and gets 114
pounds of flour.
Now if this does bring about dis
satisfaction and discontent among
our farmers, who is to blame?
Yours, L. K. Johnston.
Mr. and Mrs. “Bub” Cox were down
from the 1 Arrowhead Ranch the last
'of the week. “Bub” says the signs
j are encouraging for a good dude sea
I Miss Margaret Green of Hot
Springs, Arkansas, who has been a
guest at Holm Lodge for two summers
will return next year with several
girl friends.
As Seen from the Water-Wagon
Caroline Lockhart
■? - - r . ■ n
Our townswoman, Mrs Ben Brown-
Thomas, had the distinction of being
the only woman to meet Marshall
Foch daring the train’s short stop in
Chancing to be close to the observa
tion car, Mrs. Thomas was Introduced
by the interpreter as the mother of a
boy who had served in Franse. There
upon the French General took her ex
tended hand and kissed her Anger
“It was a great moment,” declared
Mrs. Thomas, in describing the Inci
dent, and, fervently, “thank God, 1 had
my teeth In!"
Editor Ralph Smith says that the
Reformers are determined to send
folks either to heaven or the peniten
If If
Washington. Dec. 27. —Christmas
and Monday were “dry” everywhere
in the United States, or practically so.
Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel
for the Anti-Saloon league, asserted
tonight, in a summarizing
prohibition achievements and pros
Cleveland. —Boy, page Pussyfoot.
Eight times as many yuletide “drunks”
were arrested here this year as in
1920, police records show.
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“What’s the extra ten cents for?”
inquired a customer in the Cody Trad
ing Co. store who had been, buying
himself a wool shirt for a Christmas
“That’s the luxury tax,” explained
his friend who had been aiding him
with hig advice.
The purchaser of the shirt, who had
; the appearande of a dry farmer that
had gone through grasshoppers and
• a drouth fn the same summer, eyed
| his cotton gloves, faded overalls, stout
■ brogans, and exclaimed:
“Hell! I look like a feller that
I ought to pay a luxury tax, don't I?"
We always have wondered what
made people from Rock Springs In
such a hurry to get back. Last week
prohibition agents confiscated 1400
70-pound boxes of raisins, 3,000 gal
lons of red wine and 4,000 gallons .of
Religion Like Everything Else is Standardized
-—Believes Better Times are Coming
for People Who Want Freedom
Next week The Enterprise will pub- 1
lish. an article by the Hon. J. D.
Woodruff of Shoshoni, Wyo., in which
he sets forth his views upon the Rev.
Hurry Bowlby and his “Methodist
God.” The Rev. Hary Bowlby, it will
be remembered, is at the head of the
Sunday Blue Law campaign which
has for its purpose the closing of ev
erything but the churches in order to
drive people to worship.
We gather from Mr. Woodruff’s let
ter and article that he is not in sym
pathy with the movement
Tempted beyond our strength, we
cannot refrain from printing the fol
lowing letter which accompanied the
Shoshoni, Wyo.
Dear Editor:
You have asked me what I thought
about the Rev. Henry Bowlby and his
efforts to inject his religion into our
government affairs.
Os course, it is the same old tabood
subject of beliefs vs reason and every ,
day common sense. The only thing
worth saying is that the fanatics will
not profit by past history and practice
their religion apart from government.
Better days are coming, however.
The world is gradually getting away
from religious beliefs and customs.
When I was a boy, a Methodist
preacher who would have stood up to
Council Petitioned
For Dance Pavillion
At the meeting of the Council held
on Tuesday evening, a request was
received from Mr. Cass asking permis
sion to build a dance pavilion on the
southeast corner of the Irma property.
No action was taken on the matter,
although the Council seemed to favor
such a proposition.
All nuisances tending to form ice
on the sidewalks of Cody mu3t be re
A resolution was passed endorsing
the new telephone system which has
been proposed.
moonshine to say nothing of 30 gal
lons of real whisky taken from a poor
widow with three children—all of
whom, the dispatch says, wept bitter
ly. Small wonder!
This is erough to scare Jake Hen
drickson—its enough to scare any
J. M. Kovachy, a city chemist of
Cleveland, Ohio, says:
“Hundreds of persons are slowly
but surely asphyxiating themselves by
drinking stimulants containing fusil
oil which changes the blood from oxy
hemi-globin to menthemiqlobln. Fusil
oil removes the oxygen from the blood
and causes the lips and body to turn
blue, while liquor made by amateurs
contains ethylacetate and acts as a
heart depressant.”
In other words, too much “moon”
means an S. O. S. call for the doctor,
and tuberoses.
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R. Feist, of Hastings, Nebraska,
writes for information concerning the
proposed statue of Buffalo Bill with
a view to getting the commission. He
modelled a figure of a farmer, and two
pigs out of lard at the Omaha Expo
sition which was well spoken of by
the Omaha Bee.
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Somebody spoiled Billy Bosler’s
Merry Christmas. Somebody turned
this little boy’s happy holiday into a
day of tears, for somebody with a
heart about as big as a bullet mali
ciously poisoned Billy Bossier’s dog.
He was not a dog of high degree;
he ovas, in fact, only a little roly poly
mongrel puppy with a joyous bark
and a wagging tail that was never
still, but he was the most beautiful
puppy in the world to this little boy
of four years because he was his first.
When he found him cold, and stiff,
and unresponsive on the back door
step on Christmas D.y no toys or
candy could make amends for a tra
gedy like that. Kisses and comfort
ing could not bring his puppy back
so he cried all Christmas Day and
cried himself to sleep.
If bringing grief to others is the
purpose of the dog poisoner who is
killing people’s pets, he or she should
feel well satisfied with that night’s
• | deliver his prayer would have been
stoned out of the temple. He, in
those days, must get on his knees, he
must humble himself, and his prayer
must come spontaneously from the
heart so that his hearers could sanc
tion and endorse his requests, or ad
vice to God, by their amens and hal
The first improvement that I re
member was a sofa cushion to kneel
on. Now, since the creases in their
trousers are of more importance, they
stand up and read their prayers from
a primer. Religion like everything
else has been standardized so that
the same prayer is read at the same
time all over the country.
Os course, this simplies matters for
God as well as .making it easier for
the preacher, but the heart, and in
centive, and individuality is taken
out of it. It has dwindled down to a
matter of form and ceremony.
Yes. better times are coming. The
people wil declare themselves free
from the rule of a small bunch of fan
atics. They will resolve to live their
lives with seme degree of freedom,
and to get all the innocent pleasure
and enjoyment that they are entitled
to as they go through this life, and
certainly that is little enough.
Lloyd Coleman’s Name
Scared Sporty Texan
An outlaw horse was brought into
Mexia, Texas, the other day and the
owner offered to wager any amount
that there was no one in the place
could ride him. As It happens, George
and Lloyd Coleman are spending the
winter in Mexia and a friend who
heard of the wager prompt!)' accepted
the challenge and put up SIO,OOO.
When the ownor of the outlaw
heard it was Lloyd Coleman, the
champion bareback rider of the world,
who was to do the riding, he faded
away and has not been heard from
LANCASTER, O.—George Faiure,
who moved his wife and fifteen child
ren from Hocking county to North
Berne, two years ago, thereby doub
ling the population and causing the
census enumerator to change North
Berne from a hamlet to a village, last
week literally wiped that place off the
map by moving away.
Fraiure operated a general store
and was mayor and postmaster. Owing
to the removal of his big family. North
Berne now loses its postoffice and
will receive-ita mail by rural delivery
out op Lancaster.
Petitions are being filed for Frai
ure’s return.
Mrs. J. P. Altberger Writes That
Hatred is Buried and They
“Shimmy” a la U. S.
“Berlin is gayer than I have ever
seen it,” writes Mrs. J. P. Altberger j
in an interesting letter describing'
conditions in Germany since the war.;
“At the Esplanade Hotel, one of the j
most beautiful in all Europe, all na i
tionalities are quartered. The allied
commission have almost an entire
ftCor. Hugo Stinnes, the Morgan of
Germany, is here with his suite, and
dignitaries from the neutral nations
—even Sengalese, Japanese and Chi
“The assistant manager of the Es
planade was at Shepherds in Cairo
when we were there and takes good
care of us here.
“Really one would scarcely know
a war had taken place. One sees
' English, Italians, Germans and all na
tionalities fraternizing as before, the
only really deep hatred that exists, I
think, is between the Germans and
French. Os course we know they
have been enemies always, and it
looks as though it would ever be so.
“I went to a cabaret that I wish
you all might have seen. These fat
Fraus and Herrs did the shimmy and
others of our dances, and I laughed
until I cried.
“America has the world beaten
when it comes to dancing and pretty
women, and they all admit it.
“Living in Germany now is Jo
cheap for words! Rated from uui
dollar one gets today 198 marks for
a dollar —some days it is more, some
less. It never costs a dollar for a
marvelous dinner, with wine, and
our beautiful room at the Esplande
which would be at least sl2 a day at
the Ritz-Carlton in America is only
“They are giving the Passion Play
in Oberammergau as usual this sum
Lou Pearson Reports
Interview With Governor
C. A. Evans reported to the Cody
1 Club on the schools, at the last mee-!
i ting. His main discussion was of an
article that appeared in the last La
dles’ Home Journal, dealing with 11-'
literacy in America. The facts set,
forth in that article, backed by go
vernment statistics, should make us
all realize the sad conditions of edu
cation in this country. Out of 700,000 '
teachers in the United States, 500,000
are inefficient, according to the report l
of the Government officials.
The secretary read a letter from
Mr. Mondell, in which the- latter ad
vised the Club to send a formal re
quest for lights in the Frost Cave to i
the National Park Service Commls-|
sion. •
Lou Pearson was called on to give
an account of his trip ta Cheyenne to
interview the Governor. He began!
by insisting that conditions about • Co- ■
dy are much better than in the Wor
land district, for there the bonds for
improving the project come due In i
July and must be met in the same
manner as taxes. The same penal-,
ties are enforced if they are not paid '
on time. The farmers want help from
the state and the farm bureaus. The
hope is that they can have the penal
ties postponed until some crop can be
At Cheyenne the Governor met the i
representatives of the Big Horn Ba-’
sin farmers. He seemed, to Mr. Pear
| son at least, to be rather set against
| the plans of the-delegates.
Governor Carey suggested that
, statute did not provide a penalty for
! delinquency, and that advertising
might be postponed by the County'
I Treasurers. While this would be
; okeh for ordinary taxes, it was pointed
out that the bond question was one'
that would reflect on the State as a
whole. Worland asked a law ena
bling the State to buy drainage and
irrigation district bonds. School bonds
are dependent on the agricultural dis
trict in which the schools are situa-
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Any Gold Fillings in your Teeth?
Kids Got Any Pennies in
Their Bank? Tell your
Uncle Sam!
With the approach of the period for
filing income tax returns —January 1
to March 15, 1922 —taxpayers are ad
vised to lose no time in the compila
tion of their accounts for 1921. A new
and important provision of the Reven
ue Act of 1921 is that every person
whose gross income for 1921 was $5,-
000 or over shall file a return, regard
less of the amount of nat income upon
which the tax is assessed. Returns
are required of every single person
whose income was SI,OOO or over and
every married person living with hus
band or wife whose net income was
$2,000 or over. Widows and widowers
and persons separated or divorced
from husband or wife, are regarded
as single persons.
Net income is gross income. less
certain deductions for business ex
penses, losses, taxes, etc. Gross in
cludes practically all income received
by the taxpayer during the year; in
the case of the wage earner, salaries,
wages, bonuses and commissions; in
the case of professional men, alt
amounts received for professional
services; in the case of farmers all
profits from the sale of farm products,,
and rental or sale of land.
in the making of an income tax re
turn for the year 1921, every taxpayer
shall present to himself the follow
ing questions:
What were your profits from your
business, trade, profession or voca
Did you receive any interest on
bank deposits?
Have you any property from which
you receive rent?
Did you receive any income in the
form of dividend or interest front
I stocks or bonds?
I Did you receive any bonuses during
• the year?
Did you make any f <m the mml*
of stocks, bonds or other property,
real or personal?
Did you act as a broker in any
transaction from which you received
Are you interested in any partner
ship or other firm from which you
received any income?
Have you any income from royalties
o. patents ?
• Have you any minor children who
fare working?
Do you appropriate, or have you
I the right to appropriate, the earnings
of such children? If so ;t must be
included in your return or reported
in a separate return of income.
Did you receive any directors’ fees
or trustees’ fees in the course of the
Do you hold any office in a benefit
society from which you receive in-
i come?
Answers to all these questions are
necessary to determine whether a per
; son has an income sufficiently large
I to require that a return be filed, and
j may be the means of avoiding the hea
| vy penalties imposed for failure to do
I so within the time prescribed.
' ted, they pointed out; therefore the
best surety for school bonds would be
! the irrigation and drainage district
The Governor then proposed en
dorsements through banks. But it
, was shown that the banks were in no
• position tc undertake such a mater.
| No definite action was taken.
The Governor hesitates to call a
special session of the legislature un
less he is sure that the benefits would
‘ be greater than the expense, and that
; the legislature could bring relief.
L. R. Ewart said that the idea ad
vocated by the Worland delegates
i was to have enough penalty for de
linquency to encourage payment by
i those able to pay but not so much as
[to ruin the unlucky man who cannot
pay at once.
Bankers and farmers, he went on to
say, are now working together; and it
is up to them to see that corporation
• rule does not materialize in Wyoming.
| County Treasurer Holm stated that
' the Treasurer cannot change the law,
I but that the general sentiment was to
defer the time of penalties. He put
himself on record as willing to go as
i lot as he dare.
Frank Gunsul won the contest of
; the Cody Drug Co., which closed on
I New Years Eve. Ho guessed every
one of the pictures correctly. The
‘! prize was a watch, guaranteed lor flf
t teen years.
I ; Louis Cavanah came in from Denver
i Wednesday evening to join his wife,
- who is visiting her parents, Dr. and
• Mrs. Louis Howe.

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