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Supporters Opposed to Saloon —Say Americans
Now have Less Freedom than Any White Race
The citizens who are organizing the
Association Opposed to Prohibition
are not wets, in the sense that word
has been used. They are for the
permitted use of wine and beer, but
are opposed to the saloon and that
extreme traffic in liquor. They are
not distillers or brewers and their ef
fort is to keep the association clear
of such influences.
They are liberals and they recog
nize, what a majority of American ci
tizens do not recognize that a serious
change is being made in American
principles, and that it affects the
freedom and intelligence of the peo
It requires some courage for re
putable men and women to set them
selves against these tendencies. It
is a serious fault of the American peo
ple not to care by what means they
reach an end which they consider
good. They are grossly inconsistent
in that they make more laws and pay
less attention to them than any other
people in the world. They are glut
tons for legislation. They try to cor
rect laws of nature and laws of hu
man nature by statute.
Statutes create officials. Bureaus
and bureaucrats multiply and extend
their power. Inspection, regulation,
restraint and prohibition weigh down
the individual and collective activities
of American citizens and now with the
tendency growing, the people of this
country have less lawful freedom than
any other white people of the world,
with the posible exception of the Rus
elans, and they are the most lawless.
In this spreading scheme of oppres
sion, the prohibition of Intoxicating
liquors is the one outstanding phase
which everybody sees. But It is only
a part of the autocracy which is de
nying the principles of liberty to
American life.
'We believe that great as the curse
of liquor may be and terrible as it is
to have a sodden people, it is not j
less terrible to put a free people un->
der the dominion of bureaucracy.'
This republic rests upon the decis
ions of its people and the new tyran
ny rests upon a denial of intelligence,
of decision, of choice.
The extremes to which dictation is
eager to proceed are revealed in the
state of Illlonls, where it is proposed,
demanded that the representation of
Chicago be restricted to the point of,
'disfranchisement because of the hab- |
its and thoughts of the people of Chi
cago. That is the tyranny of the ear
ly church oligarchy of Massachusetts, i
where control was maintained by re
striction of f-anchlse to acceptable
members of the church, and where
people were punished for criticism of ;
a sermon or killed for deviation from
a dogma.
There are some very black pages
in the early recoris of this ur.Gon
and no respective citizen can
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The first of the many new carbide I<
plants to be put in by ranchers on f
South Fork, arrived for Joo Jones
during the week. The outfit looks
good but is considerably larger than .
the salesman led one to suppose. Joe j
had to make two trips of it from Vai- (
ley. When the new lighting plants 3
are installed on the Valley, Majo, f
Marx, and Hubner ranches the Gay ]
White Way of the uper South Fork .
will throw a reflection into the hea
vens that will cause their less illumi
nated brethern of the North Fork
to gasp in wonder and astonishment.
The Laroms and the Marxs return
ed on Friday to respective homes af
ter a visit in Cody.
Perry Snyder accompanied bv Mrs.
C. R Snyder drove to Cody Friday.
. closely followed by Mr and Mrs. Hen
ry Westerman.
The road through the T. E. Hills
continues in very bad shape—in fact
the traveler has to pick his own route
most of the way. It would be worth
while for those traveling this road,
and particularly the stage driver, to
get together and pool enough money
to hire the county grader which is
now at Mont Jones’, and open up the
drifts. This could be accomplished in
two days' time, whereas another storm
will make travel almost Impossible
under present conditions. To prove
this is posible, the Valley Ranch with
their small grader, opened up a mile
of drifted road In forty minutes.
Perry Snyder, Helnie Jensen, and
Dale Pettit are gathering all Valley
Ranch horses off the open range.
Joe Jones is installing a large “Ma
jestic” range, purchased at Pahaska
for use during the coming dudo sea
son. A ,
Now that June Little has taken
over the helm of The Enterprise, that
paper will be looked for each week
with more than usual Interest. June
speaks of making frequent trips be
tween Cody and Valley during the
week but we have a sneaking suupic
ion that It will ho some time before
hla pleasing countenance (have a
heart, Larry!—Edts. Note) Is refresh
ed by the warm zephyrs of this re
No news from the Cox Ranch ex-
observe the manifest symptoms of
this age without dismay and fear.
It requires courage for citizens to
come out in the open and denounce
the destruction of American liberty.
They are greeted with the cry of
“rum hounds” and pictured as de
bauched and degraded persons. The
danger got such headway because in
its earlier stages a reputable man or
woman found that championship of
free principles meant exposure to as
sociation with detestable liquor inter
ests. There also was the corruption
of American political life by the liq
uor interests and an abomination of
abominations which prompted the
people to sweep the trafficers out of
i the country.
Now we find that we have establish
en another system repugnant to free
i dom and it maintains its dangerous
power because it appeals to the hu-
I mane and moral instincts of the peo
' pie and has deadened their instinct
for freedom and liberty.
In the war it was necesstry to make
surrenders of individual rights to the
I government. The American people
; accepted a military dictatorship which
■ was the wonder of the British, who
, could not establish it, although their
peril was greater. We knew there
was danger in this, but thought that
there would be a recovery of rights
when the intensified national effort
was over. There has been no re
covery. When government obtains
a hold upon citizens it does not let’
go. It does not give up power, the
pressure to take more is constantly
applied by highly organized groups
which see the day at hand when dic
tates can be multiplied and oppres
sion can be tightened.
United States Senator Augustus
O Stanley told the Chicago meeting
of hoerals that Senator Foraker in
1907 had made a speech of protest
because in ten years the federal in
spectors had grown in number from
167 to 3,000.
“There are nearly 30,000 now” he
said. “Sumptuary and inquisitorial
bureaus have increased since then
1,000 fold and federal agents and in
spectors, filling up the highways,
tread on each other’s heels at every
turn and corner, more numerous and
pernicious the fleas of Egypt.
Nobody escapes. Everything in the
moral and commercial world Is to be
owned, operated, supervised, or cen
sored from the birth of a baby to the
burial of a corpse.”
That la true; and it is digging the
grave of American liberty. Andrew
Jacknon thought a financial auristo
cracy was destroying American gov
ernment and he smashed it. A worse
autocracy has gained the upper hand
now. Americans are submitting. They
have taken Verboten from the Ger
mans and have pulled it down on
cept a rumor that the recent cool .
spell has caused the reappearance
there of the “Old Oaken Waterbuck
Tex Darling has returned from
trapping up South Fork and is at the (
Marx ranch.
As a reward for his dally pilgrim
age to his traps, Fred Thomas, a guest
at Valley, found an extra large coy
ote awaiting him Saturday. This is
number three for “Tommy” out of the
same set and proves that the “Gentle
man from Jersey" is not as slow as
he looks.
Mike Hough, that irrepressible Val
ely dude who was known on the Re
servation as Shoots-himself-in-achair
has departed for parts unknown —at
least he told each of his friends a
different story so we will put it that
way. Nine months of Wyoming life |
have convinced Mike that he is a top |
notch western cow puncher, with ma
ny outfits jostling each other to ob
tain his services, but from last re
ports he was shooting “collect” tele
grams Eastward for funds.
Another who will be missed from
among our midst is Andre Hayem of
Paris, who six months ago made a
jump from that city to Valley. On his
return trip, he will visit in Lincoln,
Miss Evelyn Stelb returned to Val
ley Ranch for a few days before leav
ing for Chicago.
Thermopolis. Wyo.—Dr. C. Dann
Carter an<l wife of the Cm ter Sanitar
ium of this city, have departed for
Vienna, Austria, whore both win take
a course in plastic surgery under the
instructions of Dr. Lorenz, the noted
surgeon. On returning to the United
States they will locate In Denver.
During Dr. Carter's absence. Dr. Halo
wll have charge of the sanitarium.
Colorado, the roof of the continent
i has forty-two of the frty five named
peaks of the United States.
We will be glad to publish any
- tacal news you can give us.
North and South Forks Now One
Big Play-Ground For Guests
From All Sections.
Written for Inrustrial Number of the
Casper Tribune by CiroUne
There was a time up here where
the north and south forks of the
Stinking Water meet and go on their
odiferous way that when the wind
blew the snow through the cracks
we used to sit clasping the tea kettle
on the hearth with our stocking feet i
and speculate as to the spring calf
crop, the probable price of the next
wool clip and when the high line ditch
would go through.
The years have changed all that.
The calf crop no longer interests us,
nor the price of wool, and we have
long since grown resigned to the
thought that probably only the babies
kicking in their cradles will live to
see the high line ditch go through.
Now, when the zephyr coming down
the canyon rocks the house until we
are seasick and there is skating in
the horse-trough, we sit on the radi
ator and conjecture as to the next,
dude season, making our prophesies
based on certain signs. For, be it
known, dudes in this locality have
crowded sheep and cattle from the
range. Where woolfes browsed and
the white-face grazed the dude with
his camera is now rampant.
The ranch-house swarms with folk
in weird costumes and strange ways
while the erstwhile proud and inde
pendent rancher has a hunted look—
the look that comes sooner or latei
from wrangling dudes and is due
chiefly to answering questions, chang
ing stirrups and teaching novices to
For a long time it was a moot
question as to whether “dudlng” was
an occupation or a profession, but
this fine point was settled last sum
mer when Mr. Mondell sent an ex
soldier out from Washington to learn
the gentle art of wrangling dudes un
der the tuition of one “Bill” Borron,
a mighty hunter in these parts and
gifted above his fellows when it comes
to handling dudes. Since then Prof.
Borron has graduated two pupils and
contemplates opening a correspond
ence school at his headquarters on
Whit Creek.
In addition to a large amount of
“classy” scenery and as large a supply
of fresh air as may be found any
where in Wyoming, this locality has
the advantage of its nearness to the
Yellowstone p ark and the Jackson
Hole country. That Cody is identified
with Buffalo Bill is an asset, as is also
the fact that the town and the sur
rounding country still retains some
thing of the western atmosphere
which tourists expect, and this in spite
of the* efforts of middle-west scls
sorbills and pilgrims to Change it in
to a duplicate of their “Home Town
back east in lowa or Nebraska.”
• The number of ranches receiving
cuesta increases yearly and it looks
as if the North and South forks of the
river which has now been renamed
the Shoshone would become one great
playground for eastern tourists.
The various dude ranches entertain
in a season all the way from a dozen
or two guests up to several hundred,
which means many thousands of out- j
side dollars left in this locality each
The season tacitly opens with the
Cody Stampede, July 4, 5. 6, and ends
when the air gets frosty and the park
closes, though, to be sure, many stay
nn for a big game hunt and well into
the winter.
Among the best known ranches are
Aldrich Lodge, Majo, the* Valley, the
“Bub” Cox ranch, “Pap” and Simon
Snyder’s on the South Fork, while on
the North Fork may be mentioned the
Crouch ranch, Blackwater Camp, the
i Richards Ranch, Pat Kelly’s, the
| Morris ranch, the Nordquist Brothers'
Ranch, etp., etc.
While their ways startle us. and
sometimes irritate us, we have come
to like our dudes, and even to love
them; and as soon as the sagebrush
turns green and the meadow larks be
gin to sing on the fence posts we com
mence to wonder if So and So is com
ing out again, and when?
Buffalo, Wyo.—A. L. Brock is in re- 1
ceipt of a telegram from eastern wool
buyers that a clip send them from
Newcastle, Wyo., has just been sold
at 29% cents per pound. This is wel
come news, for it indicates a rising
price for the Wyoming clips. It is
said that the wool mentioned was
about threfourths coarse.
A local store in Beresford, No. Dak.
is acceptng corn at a price above
market quotation in payment of past
duo accounts. The pin has become
quito popular among the farmers, who
consider this a good way to liquid
ate their accounts.
The average monthly pay of the
farm hands of the state of New Jer
«ey durng 1921 was $37 with board
or SSO without board. This amount
1r twice as much as in 1915.
Patronize the adrertisera.
Program A-Plenty
At Schauerman's Sale
On Tuesday the twenty-fourth, an
auction sale took place at the Al Beem !
Ranch, of all belongings of John Scha
uerrnan and family who rented the I
ranch last year but who are now plan-;
ning to leave to make a new home in
Owing to general conditions prevail
ing over the land, the sale did not
realize all that it would have were
it held last year, some of the stock
going at ridiculously low prices. The
attitude of the country was perhaps
expressed by one man who was over
heard to remark that K the silver dol
lar was selling at ten cents, he could
not bid. Mr. Schauerman however,
expressed himself as fairly well satis
fied considering present times.
Colonel Wright of Powell lived up
to his reputation as almost as lively
an auctioneer as our esteemed friend
Major Hoopes, and kept a crowd of
about an hundred and fifty which had
turned out for the affair, in almost
continuous laughter.
At one time he had difficulty dispos
ing of an old shot gun which by its ■
Appearance must surely have been
carried on the hip of Daniel Boone,
but upon throwing a ram-rod in with
it and explaining earnestly to some
Powell father how thoroughly neces
sary a ram-rod is in bringing up a .
family, the old musket was grabbed |
away in an instant.
Bill Hogg was there from Cody and ,
by the way in which he inspected an •
old buggy it would not surprise any-|
one at all if we shall see Mr. Hogg,
with the help of his row’-boat motor
mounted on the stern, dashing up the
street in a “bug” as fast as the best
Col. Wright had an easy time sel
ling a great long handled shovel when
he offered an old saw with it. It
seems that there was one man in the
throng who had always wanted a short
handled shovel to carry in his Ford
and thus scare off the snow drifts.
Having obtained a long handled shov
el remarkably cheap, and a perfectly
good saw, everything was under con
(Continued from page one)
to the Court House and kept urging'
him to step on the gas. When they (
arrived, the Judge discovered he had I
no money, and so fined Kid for speed
ing and then paid him.
Harvey Hoopes, one of the “coons,”
got up and said that his baby had ,
swallowed a nickle. When questioned J
by the Major as to whether he had
called in Dr. Trueblood or not, he
said that he* had called Goppert in-;
stead because he thought Goppert
could get money out of people easier
than anyone in town.
Besides the minstrels, there was a
bevy of “Cody Opera Girls,” which in-'
eluded nearly all the shining lights
of our feminine population, and Miss
Clara Holm, dressed as the leading
jouvenile, sang and danced like a
million dollar cocktail.
After the show, there w*as general
dancing with music by the LexZjr.
Orches r a, and we fo’got to meat tn
that the Major pulled off a miserable
joke about us, but modesty forbids
mentioning it. However, we will
anyway. The Major said he read the
papers A Little, but he didn't Nock i
anyone. Wonderful!
Those in the minstrel group includ
ed Earnest Edwards. Billy Murry,
Harry Rueger, Harvey Hoopes, H. H.
Studebaker (any relation to Mont
Jones?), R. Pederson, Sid Eldred our
former editor, Henry Goodreau, H.
H. Schwoob, Guy Todd and of course
the Major. Frank Jones sold tickets
and it is rumored that they made over
two hundred dolars, and Charleyl
Stump was on hand to collect tickets. •
Clarence Wiliams was the usher, and J
those helping behind the stage in
eluded Earl Pulley, Maurice Starr
and our friend of the unfortunate clr
sumstance, Jake Hendrickson.
All Cody hopes that the Major will
tear himself away from Lthe privacy
of Patchell’s pool hall more often,
and blossom forth soon again into the .
work, and the highways, and said
there is at least SIOOO worth of work
yet to be done in the canyon, not in
cluding machinery transported down
from the Park at a cost of S2OO
which must be returned. Dr. True
blood, president of the Club, decided
that Mr. Leedom should wait for a
! while until Mr. Jones had submitted
I an estimate as regards what money
is needed here.
In view of the fact that this road
over the Big Homs is only eight feet
wide, in other words almost a moun
tain trail, and considering expense
of the canyon work, not to speak of
funds needed on the Byron road and
on the South Fork road, and thinking
of the disgraceful condition of the
Cody streets. It is naturally expected
that It is almost time to stop over
playing the role of the Good Samari
tan and to look after ourselves just
a little.
Anyone desiring to vaccinate their
cattle for Hemorragic Septicemia can
get the vaccine at the Cody Drug.
Advertise in the Enterprise.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—One of the West's
most famous tragedies was recalled ■
here today when the body of Mrs.
Maggie Angwin of Mountainview, Wy
oming was laid at rest beside the
b J
FOR SALE—Thoroughbred Plym
outh Rock Roosters. E. M. Nott 19t4p
FOR SALE House: five rooms,
porch, pantry garage. Occupies
several loti. Inquire Enterprise. 52 17t
BOARD—Good home cooking. Rates '
reasonable. Phone 93-J. 50-14tf. I
FOR SALE —House; five rooms,)
porch, pantry, garage. Occupies sev
eral lots. Inquire Enterprise. 52-22-t4 ;
FOR SALE —5 head pure bred re
gistered Hereford bulls. Prices right.
ALBERT L. MILLER, Cody. 23-3tp
FOR SALE —Ford roadster recently
overhauled; in fine shape; SIOO.OO
worth of tire equipment Has deli
verv body and mountain goar. Price
$225.00. Inquire of McNeal at shoe
shop. 23-3 t-p
Why feed boarders in your farm
flocks? You will save money by hav
ing your flocks culled now and cease
to feed non-producers. Phone 63-W ,
or write J. D. Haddon, Jr. 24-2tp
All kinds of hauling—wood for sale
in log or sawed —delivered. Phone
121-W. James Armstrong. 236tp
FOR SALE—SBOO takes 8-room Board
ing House, modem, well furnished.
$65 rent. S4OO cash, balance to suit.
Good location near Round House and i
Refinery. Close in. THOMAS LEE,
222 S. 6th St., Greybuu, Wyo. 25
LOST —Black sweater on corner
near Temple Theatre on Saturday,
the 21st. Finder please return to
Gleu Trueblood.
Victor Records
Are Here
»T!-mniniriTni!.TrnnT.n nriiiiiiiiinniiuniainiiiir
Reduced to Pre-War Prices
10-inch 75c 12-inch $1.25
Post Office Store
j Dry Goods
Closing Out Sale
A Success.
Remember this sale will continue
until all the dry goods are gone.
Come in and pick while the pick
' ing is good.
liald’s Store
grave of her brother, Willie Nickell,
who was murdered nineteen years ago
by Tom Horn, the last of the profes
sional “killers” who > figured in the
range wars. Horn was hanged for
tho assination of the boy. Mrs. Ang
win dy?d at her home last Wednesday.
Her father, Kels P. Nickell, came
from Encampment, Wyo., to attend
the funeral. Horn was laying for the
Elder Nickell when he shot Willie,
who was wearing his father’s coat
and riding his father’s horse.
Lemonade punch will be served
free to all at the Eagle’s Masquerade
Ball. Unmasking will take place at
11:00 o’clock.
Patronize the advertisers.
and FURB. Get My Prices on
Phone 142 CODY, WYO.
Open A grain and
Doing Business
Try a Cup of Our Coffee
With Pure Cream
Mike Miller, prop.

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