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(= Founded In 1888 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill”) arid Col. Peake. , . . , , . ■ VOL. XXIII. NO. 27 EPISML CHURCH WILL CONTINUE TB USE FERMENTED WINE FOR SERVICES Spunkey Rector Declares That He Will Not Use Grape Juice —Make His Own First And Go To Jail If It Is Necessary. It was rumored recently that mem bers of the local W. C. T. U. had wait ted upon Dr. Blaskie and asked him to substitute giape Juice for farment -ed wine in his communion service. Dr. Blaskie says that this has not happened and he would not comply In any event —if he had to go behind the bars for making his own commun ion wine. While Dr. Blaskie is no White Hope, he has the spirit of one and what he lacks In stature he makes up in cour age and independence of thought and undoubtedly means what he says. In view of the intention of the pro hibitionists to make grape juice for church purposes compulsory, the fol lowing editorial from The Freeman, a magazine edited by Samuel Jay Nock, is interesting. Mr. Nock Is recognized as one of the clearest thinkers and most fear less writers of the day among literary folk while his magazine ranks with The Nation and Outlook. S. A. Nock who has been in charge of The Enterprise for some time is Mr. Nock's son. “This paper hears with pleasure of the plans proposed by prohibition en- EAMPin fIGHTING HARB FOR NIS LIFE Woman in Case Refuses to Tes tify--Sheriff Koncks Prison er Unconscious W'th Six-Shooter Bert Lampitt appeared in the wit-' mess chair for himself on Wednes-1 xlay afternoon and according to latest reports, the genreal impression was that he proved a good witness for himself. This was the first time that Lampitt has spoken since the defense took the floor on Tuesday afternoon I at three o’clock. Mr. W. L. Simpson said over the phone Wednesday night that he expected the case to be con cluded by Saturday. Spectators in the crowded court room were treated to a mild form of ■excitement on Saturday when a large portion of explosive matter consist ing mostly of nitro-glycerine was brought before Judge Metz who real izing the danger of the powder, order •ed it removed immediately from the court house and city. On his way back to Jail on Satur day, after having been in court. Lam pitt was ordered searched by Sheriff Holdrege who ordered him to throw up his hands. Lampltt hesitated for an instant and fell unconscious from a blow on the head from the sheriff’s gun. The State’s chief witness, Helen "Lee, who was erpected to appear on Monday is in Kansas and refused to •come to the trial. Her testimony in the preliminary hearing was read to the Jury, and indicated that her friendship for Lampitt was platonic. Wiliam Murray of our own Cody Trading Company testified that last April he had sold a fuse and quantity of explosives to Lampltt, and Attor ney Simpson in his opening state ment for the defense said that it would be shown that this purchase intended for use in blasting opera tions near Cody, had been returned to the Cody Trading Company. A feature of the trial was the blow ing up of a shack similar to that in which Foight was murdered to see the effects of the explosion, with Joe Jones, expert powder man watching developments. The testimony on Saturday proved the most sensational of the case so far. A. W. Peek, in charge of the gas production in the Salt Creek field qualified as an expert on explosives and in answer to the hypothetical question of the State expressed the opinion that the explosion on Grass Creek was caused by a high explosive and could not have been caused by natural gas. Other authorities on ex plosives testified similarly. It seems only the other day that Co dy people could look out of a window and see Bert Lampltt dashing around the streets, mounted on a soap box net in the front of Ills peculiar little flivver In which he also used to take part in races at the Fair. Old Timers remember him as a bright, young looking man until about the tlmo of the murder of “Doc” Ash, ahot in his home by a trap gun, and which crime many believed Lampitt was mixed up in owning to Jealously dfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK forcement officers to do away with fermented wine for sacramental pur poses. Whatever anyone can do to make prohibition even more pedicul ous and odious than it now is should be heartily welcomed; and this move seems calculated with no little ingen uity to have this beneficent effect, for if the thing is pressed, two powerful ecclesiastical bodies, at least —the Ro man Catholic and Protestant Episco pal—will probably rise up en masse and see what’s what. The general effect of prohibition has been to redis tribute and enhance tho profits of the liquor industry, by diverting traffic from regular to irregular channels. It I has subverted self respect, created ’ overnight several million habitual criminals, promoted the sale and use , of deleterious and frequently poison , ou° liquors, erected graft and black i mail into a stunevdous national insti ' tution, and found lucrative political I berths for myriads of the very lowest | order of human beings, 1. e. persons i who are willing, for the sake of mon | ey, and chiefly illicit at that, to be come spies, sneaks, informers, med- J dlers, blackmailers and embracers.’’ BLACK COYOTE CAUGHT NEAR MEETEETSE I When the Meeteetse stage drove in-| ito Cody on Tuesday, there was | : among its passengers a man with a | black coyote. This is the famous black wolf espied so many times re cently by trappers of the Greybull country, and was finally trapped dur ing the week. The animal which has a coat more like a police dog than that of a coyote, is almost Jet black | with the exception of a white chest. I and is certainly a unique souvenir | to be found in this country. POPULAR “HELLO GIRL” MARRIED IN BILLINGS Miss Mary Reiley, known well to all Cody residents as the girl who 1 says “number please” almost every time one picks up the phone, was mar ried In Billings on Saturday to Lloyd Evans, related to all the other Evans boys, and who is employed at the Ford Service Station here in Cody. The ceremony which was performed at high noon by Father Pettit at St. Patrick’s Church was followed by a luncheon at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. H. Sanders. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have been vis iting for a few days since their mar riage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mendenhall in Billings but ar rived in Cody Wednesday where they will make their home, and were enter talned Wednesday evening at a party given by Miss Grace Lambert. Mrs. Evans will continue for a while in the employmert of the Telephone Com pany. The Enterprise joins with their many friends in wishing the happy newly-weds everything that is usual ly wished in such cases. Clinker Explodes And Blows Janitor Endways John Whalen, the high echool jani tor at Wheatland, Wyoming, i£ of an inquiring not to say scientific turn of I mind. While fishing around in the bot tom of the furnace John found a clinker which interested him. He thought he would break it open and see what was inside of it. While he was examining it minutely the clinker broke Itself open. It exploded with such terrific force that It blew John heels over head backward, blew a hole in the floor of the high school and blew itself to a powder. The worst of ft is, John will never know what was inside the clinker. over a girl as in the present case, and that within two years after the mur der of Ash, Lampitt appeared to age quickly. It is said that he never takes a drink, smokes or even drinks tea or Coffee, but it is a curious fact that that in using his hands, such as tying knots, the yshake like one with the palsy. Men who have been in the mountains with him say that It would lie Impossible for anyone to ever sneak up on Lampltt because he seemed always on the alert. The State has proved conclusively that tho explosion was not due to gas. This was intended to be Lampitt's de fense. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE This is What Abraham Lincoln Said of Prohibition p ROHIBITION will work great in jury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance with in itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason, in that it attempts to con trol a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crjme out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles on which our government was found ed. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. MRS. ■) PAVHE MIIFi KEEN Oil MAKING STATUE 0 F BUFFALO BILL Famous American Sculptor Informs Col. Arthur Little and W. R. Coe That She Would Be Delighted To Have Commission. A statue of Buffalo Bill done by I Mrs. Harry P. Whitney was a sugges tion which came from Col. A. W. Lit-1 tie before he left for the East last! Fall and it immediately appealed toI the fancy of everyone to whom it was mentioned. CoL Little was one of a committee of three appointed by the Cody Club to look into the matter of spending the <5,000 appropriated by the State for a suitable memorial for Col. Cody. He wri* *hat Mrs. Whitney will accept the . jmission and that such a statue would cost in the neighbor hood of 950,000. W. R. Coe who was also asked re cently to communicate with Mrs. Whitney writes that she would be de lighted to consider the work which appeals to her strongly. That a statue of Buffalo Bill done CARL THOMSON TAKEN BY OFFICERS Captured With Still and Fresh ly Set Mash South of Cody. As the paper goes to press it is learned that Carl Thomson who has a ranch 18 miles South of Cody has been taken by prohibition officers. It is said that they have been camped in the hills for some time watching him in the suspicion that he was making moonshine. On Wednesday night Sheriff Davis and Deputy Cullen followed the hors es tracks into the mountains and found Thomson with two fifty gallon stills in operation and a large quan tity of whiskey and mash. Carl is in the County jail. HELLO ! IS IT COLD ENOUOGH FOR YOU. If Not, Read About The Winter When The Thermometer Broke at 58 Below. When folk?, are feeling chilly and complaining of the cold at only ten or twelve below, they should get out the scrap-book and read what the ther mometer said in the winter of 87-88 when the mercury froze and cattle died with their noses in the feed racks. Practically every herd of cat Ho in I the country was greatly reduced or entirely wiped out. A crust came ov ! er the deep snow and without feed, | stock that otherwise might have pul- I led through, weakened and died. i On Friday, the 13th of January, the mercury did not get above 9 below all day and the next morning, the 14th, every thermometer registered its ca pacity and at 58 degrees froze up or broke. I The following is the record for cold Iby a world famous woman sculptor like Mrs. Whitney would be a won derful thing for Cody goes without saying. I Travelers go many miles out of ; their way to see the famous statues j of Europe and there is no question but that a great piece of work such as j Mrs. Whitney could be relied upon to produce would make Qody tjie mecca of tourists from every section. Admittedly, $50,000 is rather appal ling but there might be some plan worked out whereby it could be made a national affair, like the Roosevelt Memorial, or turned over to persons who make a business of raising mon ey for similar purposes. This is something worth while and not beyond the range of posibllities and The Enterprise for one is willing to make an effort to see what can be accomplshed. FIRE IN POWELL DOES MUCH DAMAGE ✓ Dentist Making Teeth Starts a Blaze—Pipes Frozen and No Water for Firemen A fire started in the office of Dr. Ice, a Powell dentist, at six o’clock Monday night which burned all the upper floors of the buildings between there and the post office. The fixtures of the Powell National Bank were practically ruined by fire and water. Dr. Baldwin, a chiropractor, lost everything including a fine X-ray ma chine. A tailor shop was destroyed as well as the furniture of the room O'cupied by the American Legion. It was half an hour before any wa ter could be gotten, owing to frozen pipes so the fire made rapid headway. The dentist was making gold crowns using a gasoline engine for the purpose when It exploded, flying all over the room ‘which was a sheet of flame instantly. METHODIST CHURCH SHELTERS “MOON” STILL Ixiuisville, Ky., Jan 28„ —A still was unearthed today in the basement of the Methodist Church of Utica, Ind. Filmore James had gone to get the church warm for tomorrow when his grandfather’s funeral is to be held. While searching for kindling he found a moonshine manufacturing plant which was turned over Immediately to the sheriff. —Billings Gazette. weather in Wyoming since the white man came. January 12, 15 below, January 13, 32 below. January 14, 55 to 60 below. January 15, 50 below. January 16, 46 below January 17, 40 below. January 18, 13 below*. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1922 PARK ROADS BUILT FOR THE PEOPLE NOT FOR TRANSPORTATION CO. ALONE. Cody Citizen Protests Against Ruling Which Deprives Local People of Right to Take Paid Passengers Through Yellowstone. Cody, Wyoming, Feb. 6, 1922. The Yellowstone Transportation Co. ant the Monopoly of Yellowstone National Park First: should said transportation company have the right to the exclu sive monopoly? I should say, must emphatically not, nor has any other company. The National Parks of the United States were acquired or set aside by Congress for the benefit and enjoy ment of the people; and as such Na tional Parks have been developed and are being maintained by the people; and the object in assigning National Park administration to an Executive Department of the federal govern ment was unquestionably to insure their free and unhampered use to the present, and preservation for the fu ture generations of our people. And it was further clearly the in tention of Congress to prevent mon opolization and to protect the public in the freest use, benefit and enjoy ment of all such National Parks; and regardless of the intention of Con gress when said Parks were set aside for the use of the people, monopolies of transportation and hotels have “GRANDPA” MURRAY KILLED HIMSELF GO ING TO FUNERALS “Grandpa” Murray, who is 107 years old, has enjoyed himself for fifty of them going to funerals. Stationed at the gate of Trinity cemetery in New York City he has followed the processions that entered for that length of time and raised his spirits, when blue and depressed, by watching the mourners. Last week, however, there was so many funerals and so much going on Inside the cemetery that he ran him self down, he “overdid.” as the phase is, and collapsed so that ft? had to be taken to Bellevue hospital in an ambulance where it is stated his next funeral wll be his own. Misery Loves Company, Jake! Poplar Bluff, Mo. —William Pember ton, who several days ago was indis creet enough to offer Clyde Hogs and William Sims, deputy sheriffs, a drink of moonshine whisky from a bottle in his pocket, has suffered for his indis cretion to the extent of ninety days in i jail. EVERYBODY’S DOIN’ IT IN BUTTE, MONTANA Butte, Mont. —Butte’s sewers are blocked by large deposits of moon- ■ shine mash, including prune seeds, rye, barley, raisins, corn and cherry j | pits. City Engineer Henry J. Wieger -1 stein said today. Home brewers he concludes, are using sewers for garb age cans to avoid possible detection of their illegal traffic. Six lines of hose are being used to flush the de bris. Gas Franchise Comes Up Before Council At the regular monthly meeting of the ity Council, held last Monday Evening at the Town Hall, Mr. Me- Faddin and Mr. Sellery representing the Ohio Oil Company, pres nted the gas franchise before tho Board. The clerk read it through and it! sounded as if Cody would certainly get something mighty good if it is adopted. In view of the fact that the fran chise must be submitted to the Gen eral Utilities Commission of the I State before being accepted bv May or Cox, the Monday meeting of the City Council was voted to be carried over until next week, when more de finite steps can be taken in connec tion. MARY’S A FIGHT FAN AT 102 YEARS Sioux City, lowa.—Although 102 years of age, Mrs. Mary Convey of Omaha. Nebr., stil is an ardent fl?ht fan. She arrived here yesterday from Omaha for the specific purpose of seeing the Moore-McArthur bout from the ringside tonight. Mrs. Convey be came a fight fan, she said, when she was a girl in Ireland. She remembers seeing many famous bouts. Henry* Sayles pitched in again from the Pitchfork or thereabouts, on Sat urday. $ Pages I ISSUED WEEKLY been established. Neither the Secre tary of the Interior nor anyone i authority to charter a monopoly and. ! the transportation monopoly in any j National Park is illegal and unfriend- I ly to public rights. The Yellowstone Transportation. • Company claims to have the monop. ! oly of the transportation in the Yel ; lowstone National Park and are ex ; ercising that right, and I would sug gest right her that if said transporta,- | tion company has a right to tne con cessions that we should change the name of said Park to read thus: “The Yellowstone Transportation Park.” i We admit that said transportation | company is good enough to allow peo ple who have their own cars to visit the Park, providing they give the transportation company the right ot way at all times. In other words, high-tail-it for a siding the minute you see or hear a transportation bus. The roads in the National Park® were built by the people; they are public roads and anyone has a right to use them for business or pleasure. The public has an inalienable right to the public road. Public roads can (Continued on page 5) 'BOH BUSMESS' BOES NOT™ CO.’ Herald’s Statement an Exag geration-Taxpayers Will Pay Well for Prohi bition Enforcement A rancher, some time since, asked Sant Watkins as County Commission er, to repair a- county bridge which, tiie rancher, used constantly. Thn repairs would have cost in the neigh borhood of sls. Watkins i eplied that the County could not afford it. It had no money. Mr. Watkins was one of those most active in recalling the jury to try the liquor cases which otherwise would have gone over until the next term of court. This was Judge Metz’s wish and intention, owing to the fact that he had seven murder cases waiting to be tried in Hot Springs County, and other reasons. He acquiesed however, and just one conviction was secured out of a long docket. The Herald now comes out with I the statement: "Booze Business Pay® I County.” What is the purpose of this mls | representation and * exaggeration? Why does Mr. Newton attempt to de ! lude the people in this fashion? Doe® he hope to make them believe that it does not cost money to humor a group of people with whom enforce ment of the prohibition law has be come an obsession?—persons who have grown so fanatical on this sub ject that they are willing that bridg es and roads should go neglected while they spend their time and th® taxpayers’ money trying to “get” somebody transporting a pint of moonshine? To date $1,200 in fines at the re cent term have been collected with small prospect of collecting S4OO more which Mr. Newton hag included when figuring the profits to the coun ty. He has also included in his figuring a fine of $350 from the county’s single conviction, Winnie Nott. As a matter of fact Winnie Nott will come closer to costing the county that amount in stead of paying it into the treasury* since he has no money and will prob ably spend a year in jail in lieu of payment. The same may be said of Green of Powell whose fine of $75 was includ ed in the profits of the county. Mr. Green also decided to eat at the ex pense of the taxpayers so he is not an asset but a liability. Instead of adding these fine® amounting to $425 Mr. Newton should subtract them from the “profits.” which makes some little difference. What Tony Stupor’s car will bring remains to be seen but there is little doubt in the mind of any taxpayer who takes the trouble to investigate that, instead of the recall of this Jury “paying the county” will result In an expense of several hundred dollars. The Enterprise is not gloating over the fact that this is true, for it, too, is a taxpayer, but It sees no reason why the public should be misled by exag geration into thinking that it is not paying well for the enforcement of the prohibition law.