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Founded In 1899 by Col. | W.| F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”) and Col. Peake. VOL. XXIII. NO. 26 CODY WILL HAVE GAS WITHIN YEAR GUARANTEE OF COTASKING FRANCHISE. Fairly Certain That Ohio Oil Company Has Been Given Franchise by Mayor and Council— Red Lodge and Bear Creek on Same Line Mr. A. M. Sellery, representing the Ohio Oil Co., has been in town during the week conferring with Mayor Cox and other citizens of Cody with a view to securing a franchise for his com pany to deliver gas into Cody, with a guarantee that the line will be here "within a year and operations prob ably commencing in the early spring. The Ohio Oil Company, a subsidu ary of the Standard Oil. Company, has only recently gone into the gas dis tributing business, but during the past year have made great strides and are now reported to have secured control of the greater part of the ga fields of this section of the state. "With Standard OH capital behind them, it’s not surprising to notice that they seem to accomplish everything they set out to do. They have already piped the Elk Basin gas into Billings, and gas ■from the Byron field into Powell. They were allowed a year to start 4 ‘BRONCHO NELL” GOES “OVER THE ROAD” AGAIN Old Time Resident of Greybull Country Gets Sixty Days For Making Moonshine. Last Wednesday afternoon all was •quiet up at the Sheriff’s office. It had ■been a dull day. No one seemed to be particularly keen about bebing ar rested, and there wasn’t even old Jake Hendrickson around to forget him self and offer the police force a drink. The deputy sheriff sat back in his «hair, idly scratching the babck of his head for some reason or other, while with the tip of his toe, he beat out a steady tattoo against the radiator pipe, byway of breaking monotony. The long silence was suddenly in terrupted by the frantic ringing of the telephone bell, and with a gleam nf satisfaction our energetic Deputy Jumped to hit feet and picking u the mouthpiece demanded in l hoarse whisper, “What’s the dope?’’ "All set!” came the reply. The deputy was out of his office and Into his car in an Instant. It was no longer a dull afternoon. There was dirty work afoot. Some hours later, in a little house rear the outskirts of Meeteetse, Mrs. Ella Smith, known to old timers as ■•‘Broncho Nell,” was arrested by De puties Cullen of Cody and Shoup of Meeteetse, charged with the making * of whiskey from wheat. She showed j nd resistance, and was taken to Cody I ■where she remained in jail for i lhe night. The following morning) she was taken to Thermopolis and i brought up before Judge Metz She pleaded guilty, and was given ■a fine of $350 and sentenced to sixty days In jail, with the jail sentence to be remitted upon payment of the fine. A man associate of Broncho Nell’s by the name of Florida, who was ar rested in connection with the case on the following day, is being held for trial. Broncho Nell is one of our oldest of old timers, having come to the country In the early days of the pral rie schooner. She is a close friend of "Calamity Jane” of the Black Hills country fame, and speaks familiarly of such characters as "Wild Bill” and —Dakota Dan.” For years she freighted between here and Meeteetse, driving as many as six and eight horses and slept out by the road side on even the coldest of our Wyoming nights. About ten or twelve years ago, she was convict ed of horse stealing and served a -term in the penitentiary. In those •days It is said that she "wielded a ■mean sixshooter.” She is now about «ixty-five years old. It is believed that this little epi sode of a real old character and a dull day in the Sheriff’s office, net ted the authorities about two barrels of mash and several cases of whis key. . So endoth the story, which reminds us of the old song, "Just Another Old Cal Gone Wrong.” OHIO OIL COMPANY ENJOINED It is reported on good authority that the Enalpaca Company have secured an injunction to prevent the Ohio Oil Company from drilling on the Bonners permit, section 8, In Oregon Basin. Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK operations on the line into Billings, and within four months had the gas tn Billings, thus saving about fourteen months’ time on a line which was seventy-two miles long and which was worked during more or less uncertain weather conditions of the late Fall or early winter months. This is certainly encouraging, and shows that to put gas into a town of Cody'a size, it could be accomplished ' in a few weeks* time, and thus save j about 50 per cent of our fuel bill. Mr. Sellery was expected to appear i at the Cody Club luncheon on last . Monday to outline his proposition but | unfortunately w r as unexpectedly cal i led to Billings and failed to put in an [ appearance. » , It is generally believed that Mayor I Cox has grnated the franchise to Mr. ) Sellery. although there are certain j formalities to be undergone, such as , obtaining permits from state officials. ■ etc., before anyone is in a position to make definite statements. MAJ. HOOPES BICK IN THE SPOT UGH Puts On Successful Home Tal ent Show for Benefit of Knights of Pythias. Major Hoopes who time and again retires from the public eye and again comes back into the limelight in some official form or other, came baclj last Friday night into the spotlight. The K. of P. Home Talents Show which the Major and others put on at the Temple Theatre was quite the best of that sort of thing that has been seen in these parts in years, and the long list or hard workers who toiled strenuously through many tiresome rehearsals in the hope of "putting it over” were continuously applauded by a house jammed so that there was not even standing room. Probably the mqst amusing part of the entertainment was the Cody Min strel Troop, consisting of the Major sitting up in a high chair and a dress suit and a shirt so white that if one looked at it too long it made you feel like going to church next Sunday. All around him were black faces, and their jokes, singing and dancing, were of professional style. It is not known for sure, but generally believed that when Henry Goodreau got up ! and sang what ever it was he sang, j he at last found that "Lost Chord.” The house roared when Major ; Hoopes asked Harry Rueger if he had [ heard about the excitement up at the jail the other day, when the sheriff, while feeding the prisoners, caught sight of Winnie Knott trying to give Slick Billings a hair cut. (By the way, was Winnie Knott guilty or not guilty?) And the immense crowd got so excited when someone said that one of our attorneys had run over a woman the other day with his Ford, but that he guessed it didn’t Greever, that Mrs. Lydia E. Peckham, demure ly sitting in the front row where she couldn’t possibly miss a thing, drop ped her knitting and it rolled under the piano and nearly caused serious damage to l.Ae tempo of the Legion , Orchestra. In fact It was rumored 1 that Earl Pullev had to get a pulley ' to pull it out, but then you can’t tel 1 I a thing about these rumors. Another joke which was appreciat ed was the one about Judge Webster who played such a mean trick on Kid Wilson. He hired Kid to drive him (Continued on page 5) EXPLOSION DUE TO .GAS?” - LAMPITT’S DEFENSE Bert Lampitt’s defense will be that the explosion which caused the death of two men in a Grass Creek bunk- ] house was caused by gas and not by i dynamite, and will endeavor to prove 1 | that they were burned and scorched [ in such a fashion that it could only I | have been done by gas. The first three days»were spent in l | securing a jury. Basin Is filled with witnesses and with people Interested ! in listening to the trial. I A jury was secured Wednesday and I the opening statement made by the prosecution. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen from the Water-Wagon Caroline Lockhart Our friend Prof. "Bill” Borron who is now in Kansas City with a view to booking dudes for his next season writes that while he has no socks he is wearing kid gloves and has been to so many pink teas that his stomach is upset. "Bill” says that he Is i vamped on every hand and if he were I not a man of strong character and will power he would no longer be eligible to membership in the Purity League of Cody. As it is, he can still look his Maker or anybody else In the eye without flinching. Prof Borron states among other things that he tolld the University Club about the Cody Stampede one afternoon and much interest was shown in the event. 1111 Editor Ralph Smith of the Mee teetse News gives the following de scription of Miss Lea Ganguet and her prize-winning sheep: "The frontispiece of the last issue of the Wyoming Stockman and Farri er that is printed in Cheyenne, ap pears a picture of Miss Lea Ganguet, of Cody, the most successful woman sheepraiser in the World. The lady is pbrtrayed in a large brimed hat under which her large and bland face is looking down upon the prize win ner and the chin of the portly woman touching the fleecy locks of the wooly. The sheep which was a prize winner at the International Livestock Show at Chicago is pictured a beauty, hea vily fleeced and portly like its owner. Miss Ganguet received a trip to Chi cago and all expenses paid for a week as a merited reward for her bility.” 1111 I We are informed that the dally [appearance in court of Mrs. F. A. Ingraham and Mrs. Lydia E. Peck ham with their knitting and tatting was for the purpose of “giving back bone” to the proceedings. In spite of our best efforts, we have failed to learn whether the Judge or the Prosecuting Attorney drew the rick-rack edge for his nightie. 1111 Among the many mysterious com munications which reach our desk is an unsigned letter received last week from a neighborbing town containing a warning that Cody is to be visited by a plague of cock roaches and advis ing the use of plenty of insect pow der. 114 1 We ho'** introduced so many edit ors to oui since acquiring Park County’s great moral uplift weekly that now that it is encumbent upon us to present another we find ourself at a loss for anything new to say byway of introduction. Trerefore, we will state briefly that June Little has consented to add another to the responsibilities which are making him prematurely gray and round-shouldered, and he will fill this position until the New York Sun or Herald outbids us for his services. I We trust that the public will treat ' Mr. Little with the respect and consideration due his age and expert-1 enc.e. 1111 In his story of the trial of the liquor | cases before Judge Metz, Mr. Newton) wrote jubilantly in last week’s Herald I of the convictions secured by the de puty prosecuting attorney, Paul Gree- ■ ver. Tills should have read in thej singular since out of the long list on | the docket there was but one convic-. tion. The other cases resulted either in 1 WYOMING PUBLICITY MAN TELLS THE WORLD ABOUT THE STAMPEDE BALL Somo folks havo a talent for one thing, some another: Webb Adams of Thermopolis has a gift for adver tising, hence he is known as the Pub licity Man of Wyoming. While he is averse to tooting his own horn he has a wonderful lung capacity when it comes to tooting for others. Mr. Adams has just done the Cody Stampede a good turn which is worth mentioning, and justifies the use of his handsome picture. He has sold a column story of the last Stampede Ball to the International News Serv ice which has several thousand news papers on Its subscription list. This means that the Stampede Ball, and the Stampede, will be brought to the notice of readers all over the United States as it goes into what is known as ready print used by small town papers. Gaze on him! disagreements or were dismissed up- j on the grounds of insufficient evi- j dence. Whether this failure to se cure convictions was due to the weak ness of the attorney selected to act during Mr. Van Horn’s illness, or to too much zeal on the part of Sheriff Davis, is a matter of opinion, but the fact remains that Winnie Nott was the only person against whom a ver dict of guilty was returned by the jury. The fines obtained were from de fendants who pleaded guilty rather than risk the payment of costs in the event that a second trial resulted in convictioh. 1111 They have a Purity League down in Matthews. Missouri. Like our own Purity League here in Cody, its purpose is to aid the officers in the enforcement of the law and to look after the morals of the community. On the 15th of December, seven male members of the Purity League of Matthews took a woman named Bernice Phillips, aged 28. into a woods, tied her to a tree and flogged her with ropes. She was at home with her mother and brother at the time they forced their way into her house and took her away to whip her. They had warned her to leave because they questioned her morals, but she did not go, so these seven males dragged her from 1 her family and beat her with ropes for her disobedience. They have been arrested, these se ven male lillies of the Purity League' of Matthews, and wil be tried separ ately by the prosecuting attorney of New Madrid, Mo., each now being at [ liberty under SSOO bail. In explanation of their action they ' [ state that “the morals of the com-1 munity needed protection.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The dispatch does not state that, any one of these seven men—we use the word reluctantly—ever lodged a complaint against Bernice. Phillips over his own signature, which is ev ery citizen’s privilege when a condi tion exists that does not meet with I his approval. required less courage to over power her and punish her in away which is reminiscent of the days when they burned women as witches and branded them with the scarlet letter. The astonishing part of the story is that seven men could be found, even in Missouri, who deemed themselves so irreproachable that they could go out and whip a woman for breaking the seventh commandment. Observing Purity Leagues at close range, and elsewhere, we wonder why the secrecy of a Black Hand Society? Is i.t as its members assert that they may work more effectively, or is it because they do not wish to be known as sneaks and spies informing upon their neighbors for fear of the harm it may do them socially and in their business? Can it be that while they are wil ling enough to pledge themselves in secret to support each other to “get” those not in sympathy with them or their methods, they find it requires more courage than they can muster to come out in the open and say so? •With officers and city officials not only paid to but eager to enforce every law and ordinance, why go to so much trouble when a properly preferred charge over the complainant’s signa ture is all that is necessary to get action? IUS W WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1922 DREAD GATTLESDISEASE APPEARS IN HE4s_OWL stockmen Dr. C. J. Rhoachj Loses Eighteen Head and Ben Simpers 4" vo of Hemorraghic Septi cemia—.ccination the Remedy The dread cattle dlseas-' hemor-j raghic septicemia, has ma its ap pearance in this locality. Eighteen head of cattle /elonging to Dr. C. J. Rhoades and W. H. Har-1 den are already dead of it on the ! former’s ranch at the mouth of Rattle-1 snake Creek while two head belong-1 ing to Ben Simpers on the North Fork died last week of the same mal ady. Dr. Rhoades at once called a vet-, erinary from Powell who recognized the disease from the symptoms and the entire herd were immediately vac cinated with serrum obtained from the Codv Drug Store, and isolated. | Since then Dr. Rhoades has vaccinat- 1 ed the worst cases, some three or four times, and has lost only one which was in bad condition and be lieves that he has it under control. ■ Gus Kless is also vaccinating as a j preventative and it behooves other) cattlemen to take the same precau- > tion for the disease works fast and 1 the germ seems to be everywhere 1 like typhoid which it much resem bles. “I examined the intestines of some of the cattle that had died of ! it,” said Dr. Rhoades, who is glad to give any information which may be of use to other stock owners, "and I found they were perforated with little white ulcers as is the case in typhoid ! fever. "The first thing noticed among , those attacked with it is that they ; ouit eating and hump up and stand TENTS PROPOSED FOR TOURISTS ■ I Cody Club Discusses The Hotel | Situation—Lovell Man Asks Help on Big Horn Highway At the regular Cody Club luncheon, , i held an usual at the Hart Restaurant ' j last Monday there were two interest- i I ing speeches made. Editor Leedom, here with a delegation from Lovell, spoke at length on the new Sheridan- Dayton-Kane road over the Big Horn Mountains and asked for help from | Cody to complete the work, and Mr.; Jones talked of the proposed new ho tel to be built by the Burlington at the depot. It was unanimously agreed that some steps should be taken at once to try and persuade the Burlington that Cody can and w’ill take care of j the tourists, and after Dave Jones had talked of new plans for the Irma, which include among other improve- 1 ments, a dining room as large as that of the Northern Hotel in Billings, and | twenty to thirty tent houses, besides eighteen additional rooms, a telegram j was sent to Mr. Eustis, general pas-1 : senger agent, askng that he consider ( ‘ favorably giving Cody at least a year’s I lea way before starting their new ho- < i tel so that there will be a chance toj prove Cody as a satisfactory host. ' Mr. Jones asked for volunteers to j help pay for the proposed new tent houses, which will be better furnished than ordinary summer cottages, and 1 which will cost about $l5O each, and ; received generous response from Mes ' srs Schwoob, Evans, Van Arsdall, Ew ; art, Tyler, Parks, Chamberlin, Jones, i Newton, Lawson, Mrs. Brown, and Mr. ' Oeland. It was estimated that if Co dy 3ucceeds in boarding and bedding the tourists on this side of the river i it will mean just about $30,000 addi- I tional income this year and every I year. Editor Leedom from Lovell told of , the work that has been done on the [ new road over the Big Horns, and of how much to our advantage this road will be. even going so far as to state that at least 3,000 more cars will be directed over the road and eventually through Cody and this entrance to the Park instead of going through the Billings way or Livingston en trance. There is forty days’ work still to do I j on Mr. I.eedom’s road and he has run I i out of funds, which seems to be rath- j ' or a popular predicament these days. He asks for only $2,000 to be given between Cody, Powell, and Ixivell. Cody has already given SIOO, and i Powell $250. At a meeting of the Board of Di- I rectors of the Cody Club later on in j the afternoon, Dave Jones talked of j the expense to date on roads, canyon (ContlMued ob l*ase 5) ! $ Pages | ISSUED WEEKLY I without moving. Then the bowels ! become loose and bloody. They ■ shrink to nothing within three days ; and five is about as long as they last. “They are seized with spasms, froth at the mouth, their eyes roll, and I they die in terrible agony. These j spasms last for two or three days. “It attacks the fat cattle as we’l as the poor ones, in fact, it seems to ! get the young ones and those in best , condition soonest. “It is not a new disease in the I country as last year it was in the buffalo herd in the Park and killed about seventy-five head of them. I “I think it is brought from one sec- J tion to another by magpies, elk, deer, etc. One of the herd gets it and it is quickly transmitted to the others. “I am inclined to believe that cli matic conditions have much to do with it, these sudden changes, lying on ice and snow makes them suscep tible. “Believe me, from now on my cat tle wil have shelter for it is my opin ion that housing is necessary, not sta bles but sheds as some protection, against the cold wind and snow of these northern winters.” It is said that the symptoms are not unlike those of what is known to cattlemen as “pack,” which cornea from taking stock off the range and putting them on dry feed. Cattle af flicted with ‘.pack” have high tem peratures—sometimes —and hem orraghes of the intestines, but hemor ragic Septicemia is far more fatal. PARK COUNTY POTATOES GROWING FAMOUS i Shipping potatoes to Colorado sounds like sending coal to Newcastle • as that state has long been regognised j as one of the great potato growing 1 states of the West, yet that may hap- I pen. O. E. Knight living on the J. B. ' Buchanan place on Irma Flat has re ceived a letter from James Bolinger |of Brush, Colorado asking his price . on a certified seed potato called the , Irish Cobbler. The price quoted will jbe $2.50 a bushel. This will be the last car load for sale in this section. Seven car loads of certified seed po- I tatoes have already been sold at $2.00 a bushel. Much credit for the improvement in the quality of potatoes now raised in this vicinity is due to the work of R. J. Allen, the County Agent, among the farmers. Local Coal Mine A Grewing Industry Residents of Cody and surrounding districts are realizing more and more what a really great asset it is to have so near at hand a coal mine that seems to be fast becoming one of the town’s largest industries. The Native Coal Company, situated about nine miles south of town and run so ably by Otto Nelson and oth ers, in their annual report to the Bu reau of Mines, covering operations of 1921, shows that they produced 1800 tons of coal, and it further goes on to state that with the exception of two or three hundred dollars, used in the purchase of explosives, the balance of the money remains in Cody. Business men and bankers ap preciating this, are using almost exclusively the coal from this com pany. Tho large items which appeal are that this coal is unquestionably cheaper in price than any other coal to be found nearby, and the quality seems to continue to improve as tho mine is dug deeper. Union Oil Co. Down 1600 Feet Under the management of Mr Mil -1 ler, the Union Oil Companv’a opera - j ttons on the Cody structure about a mile north of the Hargraves Ranch j are progressing very favorably, I though owing to severe weather work -1 ers have been somewhat handicapped I because of the difficulty in keeping I the water line open. Fires have had to be kept burning almost continu ously along the line at an interval of approximately every ten feet. The present snow is reported to be general and seriously hampering traf fic in the Atlantic Coast states.