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W. F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill”) and Col. Peak*. 4 --■■■ VOL- XXIII. NQ. 24 FUTURE OF AMERICA BASED ON EDUCATION, NOT LEGISLATION Rev. A. M. Shepperd Tells W. C. T. U. Country Needs Manhood, Not Laws 1 "We are decent people, we are tem perate people, because we want to be decent, not because of the Volstead Act," said Rev. A. M. Shepperd last Sunday evening to the W. C. T. U. meeting. Far as we have gone in prohibitory law, our leadership in temperance de pends upoon our real attitude towards It. To be sure, a law should be enfor ced, once it is made. But when you have done all you can, are you able to compel men to be good? Is it not the surer way to write the law of God in the hearts of men, ra ther than write laws on tables of «tone laws that must be obeyed willy-nilly? We people are decent because we ■want to be decent, not because there are laws. If, then, yon are not bur dened with a desire, and I am, will you thrust me into jail and tell me to rot! Is that the way to make a man of me? The churches and the W. C. T. U. must go out into the world and meet men and women consumed with pas cion. They are not to be condemned because of laws graven on stone. Ra ther they must be shown the way of the Truth, as taught by the Christ. We are today too much filled with the Old Testament spirit, by which men were killed be cause it was the ■ law. Today we jail men because it Is the law. How much better is the, Christian spirit, which condemns wtat nor persecutes, but rather inspires and helps* John Wesley, the founder of Me thodism. when he one day saw a wholly degenerate sot, said, “There goes John Wesley, but for tthe grace of God!" We must write the law of holiness <n passionate hearts. We must re member that there are people over come with passions that touch us not. We must take these and teach to them the true and righteous way of life. The future of America is based on 'manhood and womanhood, and not law. We shall have a clean America when we cease to write laws on tables of stone, and write the law of holiness In human hearts. We must strive for the moral iievation of mankind by Impressing the law of God In their hearts! JAKE TOLD IT TOJHE JUDGE Last week our friend Jake Hen drickson made the faLil mistake of •offering the sheriff a drink of his fa favorite beverage. A» a result of mis placed confidence he was arrested and placed under $1,500 bonds, or only 13.500 less than Fatty Arbuckle. "Come up here, Jake,” said Judge Metz when his case was called. In view of their amicable relations, Jake started to go up on the platform and talk 1 it over In a friendly and con fidential way instead of the more for mal method of telling It from the wit ness stand. Informed that he had to abide by the usual custom, Jake took his seat. “Jake, are you guilty or not guilty?” The Judge demanded, severely. "Your Honor,” Jake admitted, "In this case I'm forced to plead guilty.” While Jake has not yet been sen tenced, It Is believed he will be halt shot at Sunrise. Mr. J. M. Schwoob entertained last Tuesday evening. Among his guests were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Belden, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hollister, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Rumsey, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Larom and June Little himself. WOMEN JURORS MAY HELP TRY BERT LAMPITT EOR MURDER W. L. Simpson, chief counsel for Bert Lampitt, will move to quash the regular panel of the petit jury In Big Horn County upon the grounds that the panel does not contain all the names of the qualified voters in the County subject to jury service. Lampitt’a attorneys will ask Judge Metz to quash the panel and have in cluded In a new one the names of all women who are qualified. They declare that women are en- dfie Cody Enterprise AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE ——————— ■ - A-■ CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK I ■ ; GLAD TIDINGS FDRJL 0. DROWN Helena, Mont.—The staco supreme Court today declared unconstitutional the bachelor tax law passed by the last legislature and the poll tax law which has been in force for more than twenty-one years. The bachelor fax was Imposed on all adult males who were not heads of families. 75 PER CENT OF TAXESPAID ON TIME According to County Treasurer Holm, approximately $228,000 has been collected from the taxes for this year. The total amount of taxes is about $307,000, some three thousand dollars less than last year's. Thus, in spite of troubles and hard times, nearly 75% of the taxes are paid. The others will be paid by spe cial arrangement with the County Treasurer. UNG’ HANK'S GUESTS ATE MOUNTAIN LION Colorado Wag’s Dinner nvi tation Now Regarded With Suspicion “Uncle Hank” Saunders of Fort Collins, Colorado, is a deep-dyed wag. Last week Uncle H~nk got hold of a mountain lion and a bright idea at the same time. He Invited all his bosom friends to come and have dinner with him—a dinner which should be cooked with his own hands—for he was a chef of recognized ability. No one refused, and as they sat around Uncle Hank’s near-mahogany table they all praised the luscious, juicy, tender steaks he placed before them. While they chanked their food and polished the bones, Uncle Hank urged more upon them. When they had sh ished, there was not enough meat lof on the platter to tell what had been there. After the broom had gone around and they leaned back full and com fortable, Uncle Hank broke the news that they had been eating the hind quarters of a cougar. Some bolted and got Into the air as quickly as possible, while others took , the news philosophically and stuck to their declaration that mountain lion was a delicacy which they would he delighted to include in their daily : menu. It is said, however, that from now on Uncle Hank’s dinner invitations i will be viewed with suspicion and not . received with the acclaim which for- < merly was accorded them. “HARD WINTER” DAVIS LOSES SUIT AGAINST MIDWEST REFINING CO. “Hard-winter” Davis, who sued the Midwest Refining Co. for $125,000 be cause he claimed the crude petroleum from their Sult Creek field ran Into Salt Creek and Powder River, there by damaging his cattle, did not prove his case. It has been an expensive suit in time and money, as nearly 100 witnesses were brought from Chicago and the trial covered a period of four weeks. titled to serve on juries in Wyoming under our Bill of Rights and Consti tution —that the present law is uncon stitutional and void rii it discriminates against women as jurors. Therefore they will ask that women be drawn on the petit jury. Judge Metz, who will try the case at Basin on January 30th, has been advised of this move on the part of the defendant’s attorneys. As Seen from the Water-Wagon Caroline Lockhart It has been stated that we are Non- Partisan Leaguers. Wrong again. We are about as apt to join the League as we are to become members of the sect known as Holy Rollers. In fact, less so, for we have it upon good au thority that rolling is a wonderful re ducing exercise. 1111 Don Marquis says In the New York Sun, says he presumes a part of the reformers’ program Is to force the population to spend the Sabbath lis tening t& addresses by the Rev. Wil bur Crafts and the flowing Bowlby. 1111 Among the smile producers suggest- I ed for Smile Week are groups of sing ers who will go about in automobiles singing and serenading. Must we con fine ourselves to smiles? 1111 There are few numbers of the Mee teetse News which do not contain items of more than passing interest- From a recent issue we learn that Charles Dillingham of New York City, is negotiating with Josh Dean of Mee teetse, in the hope of adding Josh’s name to the galaxy of stars now ap pearing at the Hippodrome under his management. Josh’s contribution to the evening's program will be a recital of the occa sions when he was treed by the Indi ans on Josh’s Buttp and scalped at the Custer massacre. Between num bers he will appear In costume and bark like a coyote. 1111 The Methodist sisters gave us some dirty looks last week for printing J. D. Woodruff’s article upon the re formers of that denomination. Since the Methodist Church is atou edly In politics we cannot for the life of us see why it should be immune from criticism any more than any other political organization—the Non- Partisan League, for instance. 1111 Postmaster General Hays says It Is time the reformers stopped picking on the newspapers. There may come a time when the newspapers pick back In earnest —then watch what happens to the reformers! The Postmaster General is opposed tn what is known as the Walsh amend ment to the Ramseyer anti-gambling bill which would make it a peniten tiary offrnse to publish racing news. He sa-’u •* ‘Vs connection: “The whi«.e bill had better be de feated, in my opinion, than to add this additional curtailment to the free dom of the press. There has been a very strong tendency of late in that direction, and I am sure it is essen tial that such tendency be checked. I am reminded of Voltaire’s state ment: T wholly disapprove what you say and I will defend with my life your right to say IL’ “I trust that section 5 will be strick en from the bill.’ 1111 Since reading exchanges has be come one of our varied duties we have come to wonder if there is anything about the publishing of a weekly newspaper which Is fatal to humor. Does it ultimately darken the life of an editor and break his spirit? How else account for the solemn publica tions which reach us regularly? We peruse them carefully in the hope of finding a grin to lift the gloom, a concealed giggle somewhere, but, with the exception of the Meeteet se News and the Shoshoni Enterprise, our diligent search Is seldom reward ed. Editor Ralph Smith has his lighter moods, and Editor Hanes breaks out sometimes in paragraphs so original and funny that we break out ourself, but, mostly, ve finish our job with tho feeling that this is a vale of tears, and publishing a newspaper is seri ous business. 1111 In reply to a letter relative to the dis. appearance of some eagle feathers similtaneous with the departure of the guests from the Reservation who came to the Stampede Ball, Simon Bull-tail replied as follows: "Caroline Lockhart: "Dear sir: "I received your letter some time ago and I try to get those tails from Goes-Ahead-Pretty and Bull-That- Shows but they said they don’t know anything, nor Fights, too. If they took them they don’t toll me. If any my family got those feathers I eend over because we coming to visit some more and so don’t want to steal any thing from you. “Your friend, Simon Bull-tail.” 1111 In addition to their "Sunday Rest Laws,” the Blue Low advocates are asking for the government to establish a training school for moral reformers! 1111 In his New Year’s Greeting to ids subscribers, Editor Ralph Smith makes this significant statement: "By springtime we hope to hear the buzz of the queen bee.” This, taken in connection with the fact that Editor Smith recently order ed a new suit of clothes and an over coat while in Cody, leads us to believe that we shall soon have to look around for a cut-glass olive dish or a pickle castor. 1111 A press agent rejoicing in the name of Vivian Moses, writing on the sta tionery of a large film company be gins his letter to the Enterprise as follows: "Mr. So and So, (mentioning the name of the company’s president) is embarrassed to no small degree, it is said, to learn that information about his hobby of collecting musical curios from every country, clime and age has leaked outside his Intimate friends.” In conclusion Mr. Moses states: "Now that the story is out, he doubt less will receive many communica tions from persons desiring to dis pose of musical heirlooms. At least some friends of the noted producer state that it might be worth the price of a postage stamp to write Mr. So and So and tell him about grandmo ther’s spinet, etc." Coarse work, we say, even for a press agent. 1111 Andy Martin’s youngster was look ing at the 1922 calendar and being quizzed, by his sister to find out how much he knew about the national holidays, which were printed in red figures. He was a little uncertain about Washington’s birthday, and De coration Day, but when he came to July 4th he was right there with his answer. “That’s Cody Stampede!” he shout ed. “Anybody’d know that!” 1111 In a recent editorial directed at the Enterprise and entitled “Why Scrap?” Mr. Newton Intimated that he was too proud to fight. Now, Mr. Newton might put that across in the southern part of the State but up here where we have had the opportunity to observe him for nigh onto twenty years, we know that Mr. Newton is not too proud to do any thing. Some of us have long memories, and this noble pose of being too large for pettiness leaves us cold and unre sponsive. When B. C. Rumsey was a candidate for State Senator we remember that Mr. Newton was not too proud to sneer at Mr. Rumsey, in large type on the front page, as a "dude wrang ler.” For ourself, w T e cannot see why a shopkeeper should feel himself in a position to sneer at a successful dude wrangler. We cannot see why Mr. Newton should sneer at the occupation of any person, particularly in view of the fact that in other days Mr. Newton is alleged to have been a coachman. True, we never have heard any lady say: "Home, Newton!” but we feel that we recognize the earmarks. We remember that he was not too proud to insinuate in his paper that the court-house officials from the judge to the janitor had gotten away with the liquor which had been con fiscated by the sheriff and was stored in the vaults there. He ate crow in his next issue and withdrew his charges made against men incapable of taking a cancelled postage stamp from the County, but the recollection of it still rankles. He was not too proud to double cross his own delegation at Sheridan; he was not too proud to betray the confid.-; ce of those who trusted him in the matter of Judge Lacy's opinion on the school-bond issue; he was not too proud to be a party to the distri bution of a preposterous circular * sinuating that the President of the Cody Club wanted bad city water so that, he might benefit as a druggist and a physician; he was not too proud to put In a bill for S2O0 —and cash the warrant—for publicity and or ganization attendant upnn a Good Roads Day which never materialized. Mr. Newton charges that we are not "constructive.” This is untrue. We are for good roads, good schools good everything that makes for a big ger and more prosperous Cody, bpt at a time when the business men are straining every nerve merely to break even and the farmers find it a problem to buy the necessities of life, we can not see the wisdom of assuming extra burdens. We l ave observed in the many years we have lived here that when Mr. Newton is seized with one of his "constructive” spasms he is usually well paid for his enthusiasm, then or later. In this editorial Mr. Newton states that our attitude toward him Is due to jealousy. He is wrong in his con clusion. We cannot imagine anything more appalling than to wake up some morning and find that Nature had played a ghastly joke on us and we owned the Newton Store, published the Herald, and our name was Len Leander! iVEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1921 HOUSE BLEW DOWN WHILE MH. AND MRSJULTZ SLUMBERED Breeze on Spring Creek Wrecked Log Cabin and Furniture: Family- Blue After the Blow JAVANESE NEWSPAPERS SHOW WORLD MOVES Paul Christman has received a bun dle of newspapers from Java which have been since last March in reach ing him. They were sent him by Glenn Simpson who is now In the na vy. They show that the world has moved in Java as elsewhere since he was a resident of the island. “When I was there,” said Paul, "there was but ono mail steamer a month and now they run daily. There were but few white people in the whole country and now the newspa pers are advertising Ford touring cars and Clara Kimball Young at the mov ie theatres, playing in one of O’Hen ry’s stories. "It sounds like a dream to me who knew the country 40 years ago but I guess its so, for there it is in print ing.” NO VERDICT IN BILLINGS CASE Jury Hung at Six to Six—Wets and Drys Watch Hard Battle Over “Slick” The jurors who had been dismissed by Judge Metz until he had tried the seven murder cases awaiting him in Hot Springs County, were recalled on Monday at the instance of the County Commissioners and the Pur ity Lee,gue of Cody to try the liquor cases on the docket. The first case to be heard was that of "Slick” Billings charged with sel ling liquor to one J. H. Jones, who has since vanished. The jurors were drawn mostly from the Powell and Clarks Fork coun tries and each side used all their chal lenges in obtaining twelve men to their satisfaction. W. L. Simpson represented the de fendant, while Greever acted for the State owing to the illness of J. H. Van Horn, the prosecuting attorney. The which started Monday morn ing resulted in a hung jury standing six to six after a night’s deliberation. The case against him was dismissed and his plea of guilty upon the other charge of having liquor in his poses sion accepted. He has not yet been sentenced. The case attracted much attention owing to the rumored determination of the prosecution to secure convic tion, and other features connected with the case. The lilies of the League lent their moral support to the Court and the Prosecution by their presence, while the avowedly "Wet” element were equally well represented, resulting in a crowded court room to hear the evi dence. “Slick.” so called because of a head as guiltless of hair as a billiard ball, was charged by Sheriff Davis with having sold a quart of hard liquor to the aforesaid Jones who was provided with S2O for that purpose, arousing him from his sleep at the Sage resi dence in the early morning to do busi ness and afterward pleading guilty to the sale in the presence of the Sheriff and the Prosecuting Attorney. This Billings denied, declaring that he pleaded guilty only to having liquor in his possession. In this he was cor roborated by his bondsman, Curt How ell, while Attorney Van Horn and the sheriff swore to the contrary. Sheriff Davis testified that the tran saction took place at five o’clock in the morning when it was daylighL and that concealed behind a fence near the Sage house he watched Jones go up the stairs to Slick’s room. Roy Sage, In contradiction, testified that there wasn't any fence from which Davis could see the front door of his house—that the nearest fence was 85 feet distant In the rear so that Davis had the winged mercury trim med for speed if he got there in time to hear his stool-pigeon ascending the staircase. Furthermore, the World Almanac contradicted Mr. Davis as to the hour when it was daylight in mid winter, the sun rising at 7:14 on the 28th of January, 1920. Therefore, if it was daylight at the Sage house It i was still dark elsewhere. Slick testified that the sheriff ccin- "J— --rg'flJi - 1 1,1 sPagcs I II I ISSUED WEEKLY E Mr. and Mrs. August Shultz had a unique experience last Saturday night even for Wyoming, where unique e>- periences are not uncommon. For some five years Mr. and Mrs. Shultz occupied a log cabin on their ranch on Spring Creek which is a tributary of Pat O’Hara. This cabin was 30 by 14, plastered inside and otherwise substantial and comfortable. A little after midnight last Satur day, Mrs. Shultz prodded her busband vigorously, exclaiming: "Get awake, August! There’s an awful wind blowing.” August who slumbers soundly as a result of a clear conscience roused himself a moment. "Go to sleep,” he said after listen ing a little. "Its only a hurricane or tornado.” Before Mrs. Shultz could obey her husband, the dirt roof blew off. Loos ened at one end, it went sailing se one shies a tin pan into the air, leav ing Mr. and Mrs. Schultz lying in bed looking up at the stars. "What’ll we do?” Mrs. Shultz de manded. “Lay still,” said August, "it ain’t rainin’ or snowin’.” Mr. Shultz was just dozing off again when the west wall blew in. "There!” Mrs. Shultz exclafrned in annoyance, "I knew something would happen if we didn’t get up.” August mumbled drowsily: "Sleepin’ in a stuffy room is bad for you. Plenty of fresh air and sun shine—” but he was too sleepy to fin ish the sentense. When the north wall went down Mrs. Shultz insisted: ' "August, you’ve got to do soma thing!” “I wisht you’d leave me be!” Mr. Schultz said irritably, "sou know how I feel the next day when my rest in broken.” The other two walls went down to gether, taking with them the cupboard containing the dishes and glassware, and the top of the Victrola which had been left open. "What’re we goin’ to do now?” Mrs. Shultz persisted. "Nothin’, replied August, "just hang onto your side of the covers.” This seemed the only thing to do in the circumstances as Mr. Shultz'a trousers had long since gone, they had heard the wagon rolling down thn road at a speed which made it impos sible for Mr.Shultz to overtake it, and the nearest neighbor was a mile and a half distant. So they spent the night until day light came concentrating their efforts on holding down the quilts and blank ets, speculating as to the probabln chance of being blown out of bed, and watching their phonograph re cords fly off. When morning cams there was but one record remaining and that was: “THIS IS THE LIFE!” Mr. Shultz salvaged his trousers and located the wagon: then they harnessed up and drove to the Reige! ranch for breakfast. The house was completely demoli shed, practically every dish and pic ture broken and much of their ward robe missing. Mr. and Mrs. Shultz decided to move to Cody where the wind never blows more than a hundred miles ai hour at its strongest. They arrived last Monday and are now living In a house belonging to A. C. Newton, wait ing for spring to come on Spring Creek. flscated seven bottles of whisky and one on his dresser which had been opened, and carried them away in his suit-case, while all that was taken, ac cording to the prosecution, were three bottles and the bottle that had been opened. Then Major Hoopes, who was in the Jail when the party arrived, swore that there were four bottles and one that had been opened, and instead of Jones being sober, and coherent in his speech, and steady on JJiis pins, as sworn by the sheriff, he was distinct ly drunk—and he, the Major, spoke out of a wide and far-reaching experi ence. The defense contended that the State had not proved its case because there was no witness to the sale of liquor, while the State declared that the defendant was convicted by hie own confession. Mr. Frank Marlin of Clark has sold his fine ranch and stock to a purchas er from Oregon. The ranch has some five or six hundred acres under cul tivation. The Marlins will retain a summer home in the mountains.