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, Founttai In 18W by Qol.
W. F. Cody ("Buffalo
Bill”) and Col. Peak*.
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Rev. A. M. Shepperd Tells W. C. T. U.
Country Needs Manhood,
Not Laws
"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.
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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
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 :
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, 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
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.’
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
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.
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.”
In addition to their "Sunday Rest
Laws,” the Blue Low advocates are
asking for the government to establish
a training school for moral reformers!
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
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
"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
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.
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
“That’s Cody Stampede!” he shout
ed. “Anybody’d know that!”
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
Some of us have long memories, and
this noble pose of being too large for
pettiness leaves us cold and unre
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
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
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
Breeze on Spring Creek Wrecked Log
Cabin and Furniture: Family-
Blue After the Blow
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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
“I wisht you’d leave me be!” Mr.
Schultz said irritably, "sou know how I
feel the next day when my rest in
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
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
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
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.

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