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3 W. F. Cody ("Buffalo 1 BUl**) and Col. Peake. VOL. XXIII. NO 29 “S6O WOffl OF BHHS--HEH! WBJMB” Jeff Chapman and Bfsncha Go kel go to the Mat—Legal Battle Before Justice of the Peace “I deny the allegation!’* I refute The charge! I declare under oath that I never took S6O worth of baths In four months! In fact. Judge, Your Honor, I never took S6O worth of baths in my whole life!” So, in a voice ringing with indigna tion, Jeff Chapman of Hart Mountain disputed the statement made by the plaintiff, Blanche Gokel, that he had taken baths to this amount during his «ojourn at the Springs two winters ago. The very tassel on Mrs. Gokel’s tam-c shunter vibrated with scorn at his denial for she had testified to prove her assertion, that there was a tubful of bath towels »when she re eumed management of the hotel. A shattered friendship is a sad thing at best, and Blanche and Jeff bad held each other in high esteem for thirteen years or until the latter •went out to the Springs last winter to act as care taker aod look after his cattle ranging on Rattlesnake Mountain. As the result of a “play” which -came up after he had left the Springs, according to Mr. Chapman, Mrs. Go kel in retaliation got together an item ised statement of money due to the smount of $132.50, and started suit upon his refusal to pay. Then Mr. Chapman, through his at torney, D. E. Hollister, entered a ■counter claim for wages as care tak «r, automobile hire, and laundry work. The case was tried before Judge Mar eton Tuesday and the welkin rang •with charges, recriminations, and the •eloquence of the respective attorneys. “You’ve got just the place I want,” said Mr. Chapman to Mrs. Gokel, Nov. 14 th, 1920. “You’re the very man I’m looking for!” Mrs. Gokel is alleged to have Teplled. What a difference on Tuesday when the attorneys discreetly moved the table between them! In the statement rendered, Mr. -Chapman was charged with the use •of a warm, comfortable stable accom modating six or eight horses, a gar nge, a hotel register, which had been defaced, a ton of coal and $25 worth •of provisions. As evidence of the friendly feeling which she entertained toward the de fendant at that time, Mrs. Gokel testi fied in a tone which made the Judge look at his watch to see if it was din ner time, that when she moved out Ahe left*a nice chicken bubbling on the stove. In private conversation afterwards. Mr. Chapman declared that it was not a “nice chicken”—that it was an old rooster that had been cooking for a week and he inherited it because af ter several fair trials it had been found too tough to eat. This appear ed to have been the beginning of the little rift within the lute. instead of the $25 worth*of goodies on the pantry shelves which the plain tic declared she had left behind her, Mr. Chapman swore there was a bot tle of tobasco sauce and another of •chili peppers. The defendant contended that his services as care taker were worth $1 a day. Major Hoopes was called by the de fense to testify to the duties and com pensation accorded care takers, since he had acted in that capacity at Pa haska Teepee. The Major gave his occupation as a laborer, and, at this point the Judge was obliged to ask for order in the ■court-room. He stated that in addi tion to looking after the hotel, he had been driven by the solitude to saw wood. After the evidence was In and the attorneys had made impassioned pleas for their clients, the Judge took the case under advisement and ad journed court. Later in the day he gave his decis ion, Instructing the defendant to pay the plaintiff $65.00, from which it is gathered that he eliminated the item of the S6O worth of baths. Lampitt To Make Shirts In Prison Bert Lampitt, convicted of murder In the first degree and sentenced to ninety-nine years In | the penitentiary, is now in Rawlins w/here he was tak en by Sheriff Holdredge of Hot Springs county this week. Bert will be put to work at once In the prison shirt factory. Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK H. f. EVENINGPOST PMISESm® Cure for Blues says Christo pher Morley, Editor and Essayist, in His Fam ous Column Christopher Morley who conducts "The Bowling Green” column on the sober and conservative New York Ev ening Post, has made his department one of the paper’s greatest assets. There are many people who buy the Post solely to read what Christopher Morley Las to say. He is recognized as one of America’s greatest humor ists and foremost literary critics, be sides being the author of several books of essays. Commendation from Mr. Morley means so much that The Enterprise has good reason to feel elated over recognition from such a quarter, and cannot refrain from printing the fol lowing recent clipping that its friends may rejoice with it. Says Mr. Morley: “Whenever we feel low In our mind about the general state of human mor als, manners and Intellects, we turn for good cheer to that admirable newspaper The Cody Enterprise of Cody, Wyo., run by Miss Caroline Lockhart, the seemliest editor west of the Appalachians. In the latest issue of the Enterprise it is highly pleasing to note that we Easterners —“dudes" they call us—are no longer looked down on as Tenderfeet: but are posi tively honed for by our stalwart Wy oming brethern; for dude wrangling (i. e., running a summer camp for, tourists) is rapidly becoming one of' the great industries of the Shoshone . country. But let the inimitable Car-, oline put it her own way: “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 teakettle on the hearth with our stocking feet 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. “Now, when the zephyr coming down the canyon rocks the house un til we are seasick and there is skat ing x>n the horse trough, we sit on the radiator and conejctu.e 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. Wheie woolies bioused 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 100k — the look that comes sooner or later from wrangling dudes and is due chiefly to answering questions, chang ing stirrups and teaching novices to ride.” And though Miss Lockhart was too modest to say so herself, certainly any of our effete clientry who are thinking of going out to Wyoming this summer to be wrangled might read her extremely entertaining novel The Dude Wrangler. We were a good deal set upon by some of the morose and uncompromising Browv for prais ing that hilarious book; but those who know that Harry Leon Wilson is Big Stuff will agree with us that Caro line Lockhart belongs in the same se lect gang—the gang of those who can cause the human lung to crow like chanticleer. Cbio Man Endorses Owens’ Stand ENOS A. MILLS Longi Peak, Colorado To the Editor of The Cody Enterprise: I must thank you and congratulate you for publishing the article of Mr. Walt Owens which reveals the law lessness In the Yellowstone National Park. Yourself and the Cody Club could do much toward doing away with this evil by presenting the facts to Sen ator Kendrick, and urging action. It would be of marked economic val ue to Cody if Park roads were open as they are supposed to be, io the public. Very truly yours. ENOS A. MILLS. BACK TO THE MINES FOR WILLIAM LANE Bill Lane, arrested for transporting moonshine, will be a guest at the county jail for some time to come, to all appearances, as he was lined >6OO by Judge Meta last Tuesday In addi tion to a sixty day jail sentence. 1 AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen from the Water-Wagon Caroline Lockhart Going to jail seems to bo no longer considered a disgrace, merely an inconvenience. If f f Since his recent success in vaude ville, hye learn that Major Hoopes is considering a revival of that time honored classic of the drama: “Ten Nights in a Bar-Room.” If he decides to do so, under the management of Webb Adams of Ther mopolis, out of regard for the feelings of the prohibitionists he will soften the title and advertise it in this fa shion— “ Ten Nights In A ♦ • • • .Jake Hendrickson will be starred as the Horrible Example. ff f f In connection with his proposed theatrical venture, Maj. Hoopes states that unlike Col. Melton, he did not win his military title upon the field of battle but from fighting John Barley corn, when, in the old days, with his foot on the rail, his face to the enemy, he received shot after shot without flinching. We always have known that the Major had more than his share of courage for only a hero could wear a hard-boiled hat with a flannel shirt and corduroys without weakening. Iff I A correspondent writing from Cas per states that she wishes to obtain a position as cook in this locality in order that she may attend the Codv Stampede. She adds that she is “an unincumbent widow of 40 with a good disposition.” Her front name is May me. ff f f Bert Oliver tells us that he attri butes his failing health to prohibition. After having recovered from an at tack of moonshine mumps, he now Stampede Officers Elected For 1922 The annual meeting of the Stam pede Association was held at the County Court House at eight o’clock on Friday evening, February 17th. The public interest in the Stampede and in the management of its affairs, was clearly evidenced by a large and representative attendance, the court room being well filled. Vice-President Jake Schwoob pre sided as chairman of the meeting ahd called the meeting to order at eight thirty, after which the minutes were read. As there was an unusually large number of stockholders represented by proxies, the chairman appointed a committee to pass on the validity of the proxies. The main object of the meeting was the election of a board of three direc tors for the ensuing year. After the committee on credentials bad submit ted their report, the following were nominated: Miss Caroline Lockhart, I. H. Lar om, Clarence Williams, and John L. Fowler. The ballot finally showed the election of the first three named, but upon announcement of the result, Mr. Williams’ proxy tendered his re signation and John Fowler was then unanimously elected to fill the vacan cy. There were a number of additional stockholders who were nominated as directors, but who, for various rea sons declined to be candidates. Among these were Bill Richard, Mont Jones, and William Loewer. A rather unusual feature of the elec tion was that several of the stock holders resorted towhat is known as cumulative voting in their efforts to secure elections of favorite candi dates. However, the directors final ly chosen represented the vote of ap proximately two thirds of the stock holders and general satisfaction was manifest at the result. The directors of the Cody Stampede held a meeting on Wednesday even ing at which time Caroline Lockhart was re-elected president, J. M. Schwoob, vice president, J. F. Gun sul, treasurer, Mrs. E. C Brown, se cretary. Lloyd Coleman was selected as track manager for the coming year, The dates will be July 4th, sth, and 6th as usual. BOYS WILL BE BOYS Jacksonville, Fla. —James Monroe, 106 years old, arrested for being drunk and disorderly, was given a suspended sentence by municipal Judge Breckham. “Tex’’ Olson motored and walked in from Clarks Fork for the week-end. Tex says every Spring he feels like writing poetry. He has felt a poem coming on for the last week whicfi leads him to believe that the back -1 bone of the winter Is broken. finds that the tannin in tea is work ing injury to the delicate lining of his stomgeh. . Bert proposes to experiment with goat’s milk. Nestles Food, and pep tinized products in the hope of finally finding something which will agree with him. I1 f f Hark to the voice of the Rev. Elmer Goshen, pastor of the First Coagrega lional Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, •eHing it to 'em before the citz con mission! “They would do much better,” said the Rev. Goshen, leferring to the po lice o»’ that city, “if they would de vote more time to running down high waymen and murderers, instead of concentrating all their efforts upon-en forcing such freak laws as the prohi bition and anti-cigarette measures.” fill "Quart bottles, F. O. B. Houston, SB.OO a gross.” This advertisement in a farm paper attracted the atten tion of a rural Texan who immediate ly sent off o check under the misap prehension that F. O. B. m ant “Full Os Booze.” When his order arrived the quart bottles were full of nothing, and the dry farmer is now t’ving to recover his SB.OO through an attorney. Don’t fall for this ad, Jake, if you >e it. till In a straw vote upon the question as to whether the state legislature and congress should amend the prohi bition laws to permit the manufacture tnd sale of light wines and beer tak en in the office buildings of Chicago the result was 4,462 in favor of these beverages and 1,080 against. The Y. M. C. A. offices were the only offices that i eturned a majority in favor of prohibition. FARMERS GIVE Emm OVATION Hot Spings Stockmen and Big | Horn Producers Talk of Him to Succeed Mondell Thermopolis, Wyo.—A joint session of the Big Horn Basin Producers asso ciation and Hot Springs Stockmen’s association was held here and it was unanimously decided to take a hand in the political fight for three officers, namely, congressman. United States senator, and governor. Governor Carey’s past was fully gone into and he was unanimously the choice of the meeting for govern or. They fully discussed the office of senator and it was feared the meet ing would break up a row, but finally mondell vras conceded a two-thirds votd and Kendrick one-third. Another hot discussion began when it came to the office of congressman. Inasmuch as L. R.Ewart had always been a friend of the farmer and the stockman, he was accorded an ova tion. Billy Deming of Cheyenne, ed itor of the Cheyenne Tribune, was al so given support. Prof Day Still Performing Miracles Prof. Day is still performing mir a-cles according to a letter received from Morrill, Nebraska, the field of his latest activities. An inquiry from that place states that he makes high claims regarding the miracles of healing he performed while in Cody and vicinity. A scep tic who seems to doubt the Profess or’s supernatural gifts writes to learn the exact nature of the cures he effected and to bis standing in the community. It would appear that the Healer did not profit by his recent experiences in Meeteetse and subsequent impris onment as a result of the criminal charges lodged against him. W. T. JUDKINS DIES AT RIVERTON, WYO. W. T. Judkins, State Game Warden, died at his home in Riverton Monday night after a prolonged illness. He was in a hospital in Denver for some time and was thought to have been out of danger He was 57 years of age and has been State Game Warden since 1919. He was well known and very popular throughout the State. Honest Farmer Hopkins of Clarks Fork, accompanied by Mrs. Hopkins, brought his butter and eggs to mark et on Saturday, returning Sunday. Mr. Hopkins states that he is looking forward eagerly to the opening of the irrigating season. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, .1922 OVERTURNED TRUCK KILLS CHAS. WILCOX Goes Over Steep Bank at Dry Creek on Meeteetse Road- Found by Mail Carrier Charles W. Wilcox, a driver for the Ohio Oil Company, drove his truck in to Cody on Monday evening for a load of supplies. He put his car in the Cody Garage as has been his custom on previous visits to Cody, and about eight o’clock rolled out his bed and went to sleep. Yesterday morning, he arose at seven thirty, drove to the station where he took on a load of six ten inch casings and returned to the gar age to have his truck looked over. In the meantime he attended toer rands around town and paid a visit to the Enterprise office. Last night, less than eight hours after we had seen him about town, Charles Wilcox lay dead in the Coroner’s Office with a fractured skull, ’tpper and lower jaws broken and a six inch gash in the rear of his head—the result of overturning in his truck on a twenty five foot embankment at Dry Creek about a quarter of a mile south of the old half way cabin on the Meeteetse road. As he was about to set out yester day morning, Henry Goodreau, who had been looking over the truck told Wilcox that he ought to have his brakes repaired, there being a bolt missing in one brake, but, on learn ing that it would take some time to acquire the bolt, the driver for the Ohio Oil company replied that he guessed one brake would be enough and that he didn’t like to have much work done outside the Company’s machine shop anyway. He climbed into the cab of his truck, waved good bye, and in reply to George Galahan’s question, “When will we see you again, Charlie?” laughingly said “Oh I don’t know whe | ther I will ever get back or not,” and stepping on the gas, was off down the road. Charles Wilcox was never seen alive again in Cody. At about eleven oclock inthe morn ing, several travelers on the Meeteet se road reported having passed Wil cox who leaned out of his cab and waved a greeting. At about eleven thirty, R. N. Wilson, driving the Mee teetse Stage was attracted by the tracks.of a truck which while climb ing a hill had evidently turned off the road and proceeded in perfectly straight lines for a distance of about a hundred feet to the top of a steep bank. •Wilson a got out and in walking over to the bank discovered the truck lying on its side at the bottom after having turned over several times in its fall. The truck was in second gear. The driver being pinned un der the truck in the cab, Wilson was unable to extract him so went for help and jacks to the Webster ranch about eight miles distance, where he also telephoned fur the coroner. While hurrying for help, Wilson en countered W. W. Purdy of Meeteetse enroute for Cody, who upon learning of the accident hastened to the spot to find that the cargo on the truck had shifted, turning the car half way over and that Wilcox was no longer held in by anything but the seat boards and cushions. With the help of a Mrs. Hicks who accompanied him, Purdy succeeded in taking the injured man from the wrecked cab and fixing him comfortably in the bed which he found in the truck. Purdy said that he believed at this time Wil cox was still living. His pulse was warm, but he couldn’t exactly tell whether it was beating or not. He and Mrs. Hicks were making him as comfortable as posible when Coroner J. H. Vogel arrived and took charge aftefr pronouncing him dead. The verdict of the jury at the public inquest at the Coroner’s office on Tuesday afternoon, was that Char less W. Wilcox came to his death by the overturning of his truck, but the direct cause was unknown. The jury consisted of Chas. Stump, William M. Rankin, and J. D. Buchanan. The sudden death of Wilcox Is at tracting considerable attention be cause of the fact that he was one of the inmates of the Grass Creek bunk house at the time of its being blown up by Bert Lampltt. Wilcox who was in an end room, awakened to find the place In flames and there was no apparent way out without running through the fire. He did this, and claimed that he remem bered nothing from that point on, but individuals present said he acted strangely once outside and tried sev eral times to rush back into the flam ing building. He was quite seriously burned and remained in the Thermo polis Hospital for about a month. It is said that Wilcox was very bit ter towards Lampitt and had made threats several times that he would “get” him should Lampitt have been acquitted. There has therefore been (Continued on page 5) The policy of this paper tsff to uphold the standard* ffl and perpetuate the spirit ■ , of the old West. ISSUED WEEKLY NEW WATER WORKS STRIKLA SNAG Little Formality of Obtaining Permission from Cody Canal Association Overlooked in Cox-Bell Plan The city administration which ap parently made its plans for its water works system without taking the owners of the Cody Canal into con sideration, appear to have struck a snag in the way of the board of the Cody Canal Association. This board, represented by J. E. Horner, Hans Nelson, and L. W. Pear son, met with council and broke the news that they challenged the right of the city to monkey with their ditch and evidenced the determination of the. Canal users to protect themselves by engaging an attorney, C. H. Brome, of Basin, to look after their interests. They also presented a bill amount ing to some >II,OOO which they de clared was back pay on lands belong ing to the Lincoln Land Co. Council instructed the city attorney to file suit against the Canal Associa tion to force them to acceed to their demands. Many out of town and some local bids are coming in for the construc tion of the proposed water system. • } Powell Walloped By Cody Boys Although against a team composed of players of heavier weir\t and of more experience, the basket ball team of the Cody High School came to the fore on last Monday evening when they completely outplayed, outgener aled, and outfought a team from Pow ell in the new gymnasium of the Cody school, and socred a victory at 12 to 6. , From the toot of the referee’s whis tle announcing the start of the con test, spectators who crowded the side lines and balcony, were treated to an exhibition of the fastest kind of bas ket ball, and the walls of the new gym resounded almost continually with chcrs and yells of enthused watchers until the whistle sounded once more, closing the game and send ing to respective homes about two hundred proud Cody people. At the close of the first half Cody lead by but one goal and with the con tinue of play, Powell worked desper ately to tie the score, but in less than a minute after the half started, New ton on a pass from Ingraham from the side of the floor, caged a pretty goal. Soon afterwards Powell play dragged decidedly and Cody ran away from them through supreme team work and free goal throwing, Captain Newton and others repeatedly caging shots from difficult angles when in scrimmage. Newton and Ingrham probably were the most brilliant of the Cody team, although all showed supreme knowl edge of the game. Ingrham was par ticularly clever at foul shooting, or cagingthe ball from free throws. Cov ering their positions well, and good checking by the Cody guards offset what little speed the Powell team showed. On Thursday evening Basin will send a team here to play the High School team, and In view of the mact that in the last game Basin beat us by but a mere field basket, it is ex pected a large crowd will journey up to the gym to see what will surely be another fast bout. One thing that a good team needs is support from the side lines, and they got that support on Monday which no doubt accounted in a great measure for the excellent work displayed bp the Cody boys. We have a good team, and it is up to every loyal citizen of Cody to turn out for these games and keep that team In the lead. As a preliminary to the game, the * <CoHtiauet o« Pa*e 5) WAS SHE FROM CODY? President Harding is an unusually affable man. The ordinary run of callers, job seekers, and political hangers-on never seemed to worry him at all when he was a senator. There is record of only one occa sion on which his suavity failed him. The caller was a young womw ob sessed of tfhe idea that she could go Into politics and, as Mr. Harding put it, "reform the wide, wide world,” al though to the most casual observer and the most careless listener it was apparent that she had neither the face, figure, nor mentality to influence anybody. After explaining her ambition, she asked: “So, senator, what do you think I’d better do now?” "Get married,” said Harding.