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W. F. Cody (“Buffalo BUI”) and Col. Peaks. mS ii i ■ 11. ■ „ „ r ‘ VOL. XXIII. NO. 30 BONDS BILL HIS FRIENDS M FOES Opposition Growing in East- Local Boys Favor Bill, But Disabled Soldiers First. There has go far been little public of the Soldier _ onus ques tion in Cody. In view of the fact "however that we have heard consider-' Able speculation about town lately in regard to the Bonus, a representative •of The Cody Enterprise has been studying the situation and interview ing various local members of the American Legion with the hope of "hearing the ideas and feelings in re gard to this from our own ex-soldiers. The general wish of the members of the American Legion Post in Cody seems to be that the bonus be adopt ed. However, all favor some plan by which the government should aid ex soldiers in buying farm lands or homes, and expressed unqualified op position to the cash feature. In other words they would rather see assist-' a nee of the former service men through land settlement proejets raj ther than the straight cash bonus, j All urged as a matter of first import- • ance, the expenditure of government: funds in providing adequate care for l disabled veterans. A general opposition In the East and in the South seems to be growing in relation to the bonus While reports from large cities indi cat») a division of opinion, with busi ness organizations strongly opposing the plan and ex-service men in some sections favoring it. there is general approval o f the proposal to confine the bonus to soldiers disabled in the war. According to an article published In the New York Herald of February twentieth in relation to an interview with Col. Arthur Little, in ommand of the Fifteenth New York Infantry, the "best advertised negro fighting regi ment in the world, Cbl. Little, a South Fork ranch owner who was at one time under fire steadily sos one hun dred and ninety one days, was seri ously wounded and decorated four times with the Croix de Guerre, and •once with the Legion of Honor of France, Is quoted' as saying: “The colored troops fought bravely and they are not holding their hats lor a bonus." It is altogether likely the "Fighting Fifteenth" may be among the first if not the very first to repudiate the "State and Federal bonus idea, wheth er masquerading as "adjusted compen sation" or under any other cloak of phraselogical camouflage. A move ment to enlist the regiment and its liost of friends squarely in opposition to a bonus, not on grounds of financial expediency but on those of patriotism, principle and sentiment is ter crystal ize soon at a great mass meeting in New York City at which Col Little is to make the principal address. He intends to make the address a bugle •call to dutv. Col. Little said his purpose was to urge his hearers, the leaders of the negro race and all his old regimental •comrades to take immediate action in that meeting, not only recording their own convictions but starting an end less chain to cover the entire coun try in the hope of enrolling the six and a half million American Negroes against the iniquity of a soldier bo nus. “I am taking this st«p under a com pelling sense of duty," said Col. Lit tle. "Five years ago our regiment, ■of which the country is so justlv, proud, landed in France among the first of the American troops. That j was an opportunity gloriously grrsn-, ed. I hope to point the way for them to grasp a new leadership—a leader-. ship against a danger greater even than that which threatened the na ' tion through policies of the Kaiser, i "In my opinion not many of our law makers actually believe in the wis dom of such a crime against the peo- : pie as the levying of these vast im-| posts for soldier bonuses. I suppose ( they are fearful of defeat at the polls j If they fail to yield to this folly, to this noisy barrage of propaganda emanating from misguided or mis-; guiding leaders who deluge them with their demands. I have always been ■opposed to this bonus abomination. Most of my friends and military asso ciates are also hostile to it. T have •determined to enlist in another fight and to ask my men and the men and women of the negro race to follow me once more into righteous battle I want to remind them that it was for principle and for a proud sentiment we fought in France, not for a sordid bonus, the very acceptance of which would tarnish with shame the medals of valor we won. New York’s famous j negro regiment is not seeking a gra tuity for serving its country." Some of those of the I [American Le sion Post in Cody when interviewed, (Continued on page 5) cJfie Coou Enterprise ■ i CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEDNESDAY. MARCH 1, 1922 VOLSTEAD ACT IS COBBUPTIIIGII. S. I. _ , Representative Gives Members Eighteen Reasons Why 18th Amendment is Wrong. Washington.—Corruption in public office is one of the results of national prohibition. Representative McGregor i of New York asserted in the House of Representatives. Mr. McGregor urged the legalization of beer and wine and the levy of a tax on them to pay the soldier’s bonus. Eighteen effects of the Eighteenth amendment were enumerated by Mr. McGregor as follows: 1. It has deprived the people of the United States of their inherent right of liberty. 2. It has made a nation of hypo crites. 3. It has made law-breaking popu lar. 4. It has created a state of rebel lion among millions of our citizens. 5. It has destroyed the sacredness of law. 6. It has resulted in the moral de-' j generation of our people. 7. It has made a whisky drinking' : nation. 8. It has brought corruption in pub-' lie office. 9. It has created a multitude of new officers to harrass the people. 10. It has established a spy system in our country. > 11. It has debauched our youth. 12. It has made bootlegging a re- I spectable business. i 13. It has given special privileges I to the rich who can afford to buy 11- j quors and to entertain their prohibi | tion friends. k. 14. It has taken away the harmless ‘ glass of beer from the workingman • and the light wine from those long accustomed to it. 15. It has subjected legitimate bus j iness to the whims, caprices and arro | gance of government officials. 16. It has increased taxation. 17. It has brought in Its train all manner of petty grafting. 1/3. It has brought destruction of human life in its wake. Cody Boys Beat Basin 20 -10 By vjrtue of Cody’s clean cut victory over Powell in the proceeding game, a large crowd of loyal rooters packed the new school gymnasium on Thurs day evening to witness as a climax to the Powell triumph, the team of the Cody High School nose out a team from Basin in a spectacular game in which the Cody quintette forced tl e going all the way with a superb ex hibition of basketball, employing a fast and varied attack in which well timed passes, good dribbling, and ac- 1 curate shooting were elements. Basin’s defense was keen through-' out, their long distance shooting be-| ing especially effective. The uncan ny accuracy of Jones’ tosses from the middle of fthe floor, often throw ing no small scare into the hearts of Cody supporters. Few if any of Jones’ attempts even touched the ring of the basket and practically every time he essayed a shot from the floor he was rewarded with a goal. Cody played brilliantly however, their pasing and blocking being the best form showed on the local floor in years. Though rather slow in I starting, repeated field goals by Per ry and Newton gave Cody the margin | i and they were soon able to wrest any , posible victory from the visitors, j though forced to make a rapid pace I j to keep up the lead. Perry was the individual star of, the Cody team, tossing the leather. through the netting many times with | < Continued l’>M B> Lampitt Appeals For A New Trial Ilprt lujmpitt, convicted of blowing up the Graxs Creek bunk-house in which Henry Folght was murdered, and recently sentenced to ninety-nine years in the penitentiary, is evident ly not entirely out of money as some believed. Through his attorneys, Lampitt has filed a motion before Judge Metz In the District Court, asking for a new j trial. It is imagined that the case will be appealed to the Supreme l Court. It seems we made a mistake last week, upon mentioning in these col umns that Bill Lane was caught with moonshine jn the lobby of the Irma. As a matter of tact he was sitting on the library steps when the accident occurred. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen from the Water-Wagon Caroline Lockhart The Woman’s Club is to be con gratulated upon having among its members so many women with the good sense to realize that the affair., of fthe Cody Stampede are none of its business. To use a figure of speech, its stock has gone up 50% hi the estimation of outside folk who gave the Club little thought but were vaguely under the impression that it was composed of women of the type whose propens ity for meddling usually make such organizations more or less of a joke to the public at large. The harangue in which Miss Ma jory Ross urged the Club to pass a resolution asking that •the manage ment of the Stampede be turned over j to another organization was promptly! voted down by members, who, as we have said, had the common sense to see that the stockholders of the Stam pede were entirely capable of man aging their own affairs and It was no concern of the Woman’s Club. U U 11 1 The above incident moves us to ask what in particular is gnawing on Miss Marjory Ross? In the two years that we have been obliged to 1 ask the public for monev to pay the initial expenses of the Stampede, wo have yet to see Miss Margie’s hand write upon the business end of a check. So far as we know she has never spent a dollar that found its way to the treasury, but we are In formed the money she has spent burning the wires with telegrams, for stamps, and calculating the wear and tear on sole leather, in feverish ef forts to influence the recent election of officers, would, if figured up, amount to the price of a stock certi ficate. tiff : The last issue of the Herald con tained a resolution emenating from Miss Margie Ross, requesting the , vice president to see that the next j Stampede be conducted in accordance I with law and order. We cannot but wonder where Miss | Roas was that she saw so much dur -1 ing former Stampedes that she felt I such a request necessary We are very sure that Miss Ross was not in sulted by any visitor, drunk or sober, i for we are confident that Miss Ross is one of the women who could go anywhere in the world without fear of molestation from the opposite sex. It is not possible to conduct a Wild West show along the lines of a Chau tauqua Assembly, and in so large a crowd as come to our celebration there will always be found a few who take on more than is compati ble with dignity, but, on the whole, the Cody Stampede is as orderly an affair as may be found anywhere in the country, and conducted in a fa shion which is wholly satisfactory to everybody except the Meddlesome Marjories of both sexes who have a nose for sniffing out evil in others which we confess Nature has not given us. fill While we do not regard the pres-, ent prohibition law with any degree of enthusiasm, as may be gleaned I from perusing this column, perhapsi we make up for our lack of sympathy i by the extra heartiness with which, we favor some other laws, notably. the fish and game laws that make | for the protection of the biggest as-j set of this section. From every authoratative source, game wardens, guides, hunters, the, news comes that something has got; BILL BARLOW DISCOVERS SECRET OF PERPETUAL MOWTATENT APPLIED FOR Makes Machine Which Has Long Been Dream of Inventors— Can Start Her and Stop Her-Bill Claims ♦ Horse Power for Model. Since early last fall the mysterious movements of Bill Barlow have been a matter of concern to his friends and the community at large. At long intervals he would sudden ly appear upon the streets and in pool halls, and then as suddenly dis appear as if the earth had swallowed him. Whence he came and whither he went was a question no man could answer. Some thought Bill was leading a double life—one which was a matter for the Secret Seven to investigate; others were of the opinion that Bill was engaged in the manufacture of contra band liquor, while a handful of credulous persons inclined to the belief that Bill had died and It was his astral body which appeared and reappeared at will—ln spite of tfhe fact that upon these occasions he us ually bought a bill of grub. Now the mystery is no longer a mystery and everyone who has bus to be done for the big game or short ly there will be none. Between hard winters, short feed, too few game wardens, illegal killing and the increased number of hunters, elk, deer and sheep are going at a rate which is sickening to people who love thp game birds and wild animals of the sagebrush and tains. In Sheridan county they have form ed a Rod and Gun Club, the members of wfhich have pledged themselves to bring together true sportsmen, men who will uphold the game laws and do all in their power to see that others do the same. They will serve i as examples to those who are not I true sportsmen and who belong to that great number of hunters who i seem to feel that the game laws are made for everyone but themselves. There are any number of men in this locality who are qualified to take the initiative in forming a Park County Rod and Gun Club, men like Ned Frosr and B. C. Rumsey who are familiar with conditions, who are good sportsmen themselves and are , keenly interested in the preservation i of the game outside of the fact that it is a matter of vital interest to them in their business, as it is to every licensed guide and dude ranch in the country. 111 I ~ Here’s a brand new idea for Hiz zoner. The Mayor of a rural town *u France has just issued an edict pro hibiting dancing, declaring that the music disturbed “cocks, hens and oth er barnyard animals and it would be considered a misdemeanor to hold public or private dancing parties anywhere in the commune during the hours in which domestic animals re pose.” We had thought all the kill-joys lived in America. II 11 Someone sends us the following with an inquiry as to whether there was an Eighteenth .Amendment back in the days of Isaiah. They’ll have to ask somebody older than we are, but it sounds like it. “There’s a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the I mirth of the land is gone!” —ISAIAH, xxiv., 11. Till Writing in the New York Sun, Don Marquis asks the prohibitionists when the expurgation of the Bible is to be-i gin, and adds: “We point out once again that el- j ther certain well known personages. in the Bible narratives are wrong, in . their attitude toward beverages con taining alcohol, or else the Anti-Sa loon League is wrong. Personally, we do not have the im pertinence tu condemn Jesus of Na zareth, who turned water Into wine at a certain wedding feast. We feel certain that Jesus was no advocate of gluttony or drunkenness; at the! same time it is quite evident from His actions that He was entirely in sym- ■ pa thy with the qujet, innocent and moderate use of wine." II f I Government employees in the Fed eral building in Chicago voted 146 to I 12 against the present prohibition laws in a straw ballot taken recently. • The voters were all workers of Uncle ■ Sam—deputy marshals, the staff of I the United tates attorney, tax offi-1 cials, etc. Can it be that the popularity of this “popular” law is on the wane? picloned him and thought ill of Bill will shortly learn how wrong they were. Instead of carrying on a shame ful liaison in some gilded palace or distilling moon. Bill, in the seclusion of fhis boudoir—which is also hjs kit chen, dining and drawing room —has been solving a problem that has had the attention of tfhe human race al most since the world began Bill has invented a perpetual mo tion machine, lhe greatest money and labor saving device of all time. The patent has been applied for so it is ’ of no use for any unscrupulous per-1 son to attempt to steal his scheme. I With the aid of two Ford wheels, j strap iron, rivets, screws and other | parts, which those who are taken into his confidence are not at liberty to name Bill has constructed a machine , that has long been the inventor’s dream. Once started It runs by Its ’ own power, faster and faster, until I the danger is that it may attain such ' HO BUCK WOLVES SAYS OLO im Wyoming Pioneer Accounted for Six Thousand During Winter of 1868-9. (By Hon. J. D. Woodruff) In the early days ot the West there was no such thing as a black or spot ted wolf, or any animal bordering on such a description, so I believe that the so-called black wolves ot today are a mongrel of a coyote and a do mestic dog. The gray or buffalo wolves varied slightly, some being a shade darker than others, but they were all of the same type. They were a plains ani mal and followed the buffalo In packs in the winter from a few in number to hundreds banded together. Then there was the white or tim ber wolves which were about one third larger, than the gray wolf. They i came out of the mountains in winter | and ran with the gray wolves but never cross-bred any more than the coyote and gray wolf, or the deer, elk, antelope, or any other wild animal did. Foxes run in all shades of colors ■ from a dull brownish red to greys of all description up to the silver gray, and jet black. These pelts were very valuable, running some times into hundreds of dollars each. When the buffalo disappeared from the plains the gray wolves also prac- i tically disappeared. There were but l few left until now they are almost I extinct. I believe the so-called black wolf is a later day product. It is a curl- 1 ous fact that different types of wild j ; animals never interbred, while almost I any of them cross rehdily with do ; mestic animals. ! During the years that I followed trapping I took many thousands of wolf pelts. During the winter ot 18G8-69 four of us poisoned more than ! six thousand wolves. I I remember an instance when I got 1 two hundred and fifteen wolves at : one bait in twenty four hours. Our method was to run a buffalo to a good place, kill him and put thd strychnine in while the meat was warm. We would skin the upper part ' of the carcass, slash the meat and I sprinkle the strychnine all through, : rubbing it In until it was disolved, I and then stuy with it until it was ' frozen sold. We put a full box of strychnne in a carcass. When put j in the warm meat it seemed to disolve and penetrate the whole mass, like salt, and was very effective. A wolf would seldom get more than 100 feet from the bait, but if he got at it while warm it would not kill him at all—he would gorge himself, it would make him sick, he would have fits, and his hair would all come off but he I would usually live. We were in the Judith Basin that' i winter. The Judith is a tributary to j the Missouri river in Montana. I have , not been there since but am told that' it is now a solid wheat field. I would like to see It again as the change is hard to comprehend. ; speed that It will fly to pieces. He ' [ claims that his small model will de ' velop four horse power. Already Bill has received some i small measure of reward. Last Christmas Bill admitted a . trusted friend who was willing to bet I a quart of Bill’s favorite beverage I that she would not start. She started and kept on going, so Bill won. Then the sceptible friend bet another quart of the same kind that she wouldn’t stop. Once more Bill won, so he figures that if some flaw developes which he has not for-; seen, his time is not dead loss. Bill works constantly perfecting: his machine, arising sometimes in the | night to make a drawing of an idea that is the product of hs sub-conscious I mind which seems to work whle he sleeps. This is not Bill’s first invention by any means. Uron a time he invent-' ed a surgeon's chair, and while he was out of his shack somebody stole his model and left in its place a quar ter of a pint of whiskey. Bill says that the small amount was the un-1 kindest cut of all and put murder in [ hia heart. The chair has since been ■ patented and is quite generally used. Bill has friends galore who hope that all his dreams, the dreams he ‘ has dreamed lying on his bunk and ' looking at his model through the ' smoke from his pipe will come true, | and that he will make his barrel; for I everybody knows that if he does he , will not nail it up and bury it, or i leave it to foreign missions. Mrs. Carl Cox gave a farewell lun- I cheon party to Mrs. Hoopes and Mrs. , ■ Mike Dayer recently. Among those ; entertained were Mesdames S. P. Van I I Arsdall. Vogel, Greene, Shaw, Gop-1 pert, McGee, Blaske, and Lens. The policy of this paper toil to uphold the standard*! and perpetuate the spirit! , of the old West. g ISSUED WEEKLY ■IOWIERSM Rough-Shod Methods Partially Responsible for Suit in Whicb Town is Involved. The Cody Canal owners stand solid ly behind Messrs. Pearson, Nelsoa and Horner of the Board in the stand they have taken in regard to the wa ter works controversy. Messrs. Cox and Bell quite obvious ly did not include the owners of the ditch in their calculation when they made the plans for their new water system. The Board has never been consulted officially and no agreement was ever made with the owners of the ditch from which the town pro poses to take its water. Although they were ignored in the mattqr, the three canal commission ers were willing to meet with Cox and council and talk things over in a friendly spirit with a view to amicable settlement Instead of which, the mayor, in his now well known domineering and obstinate fashion, attempted to "bull” things through without regard for the rights of the canal owners who were represented by Messrs Pearson, Horner and Nel son. Where a little tact and diplomacy, and a willingness to consider the point of view of the canal owners, might ! have led to an agreement they antag onized from the outset. The result is, that the Town of Cody is now in a lawsuit with the Cody Canal owners, the outcome of which is not so cer tain as Cox and the city attorney would have it believed. The Board feel that their position i is well taken and they are represented jbyC. H. Brome of Basin who look- I ed upon as one of the best attorneys j in the country in Irrigation cases. The canal owners in their answer to the petition filed by the city’s at j torneys make the following statement: I "Your application is apparently j made upon the supposition that the ( Town of Cody is the owner of a pro i portjonate share in the Cody danal by I reason ,of its adjudicated water right, and you state that the Town has al ! ready paid its proportionate share of . the expense of maintaining the canal. With this we do not agree, and as an adjustment of this matter is necessary before we can grant your application we herewith state our position regard ing same.” In conclusion the Canal owners make clear the terms upon which they are willing to accede to the demands of the city administration: "The commissioners of the Cody Canal Irrigation District are willing to enter into an agreement with the Town of Cody upon the following terms: “The District to recognize water right for 563 acres in section 63 upon the payment to the District of $9,806- .91 with interest at 8% from February 19. 1922 until paid. “The town of Cody to pay future assessments on the said 563 acres of water rights on the same basis that assessments are levied in the District. “The District to change point of di version as requested, and to build check and bank to conform with the Town’s needs, the town paying cost of construction and maintenance of lame. "The District to consent to the con struction of a reservoir, provided that overflow or flush from same is not permitted to drain into Beck Lake. "The Town to pay cost of installing and maintaining adequate measuring device at point of diversion.” CHAS. WORKMAN ABOUT TO MARRY, IS RUMOR Charlie Workman has purchased the residence property which belonged to J. W. Lowe of the Forestry Serv ice and has been busy of late repair ing and remodeljng. This together with certain other significant signs has given rise to the rumor that Charles is contemplating matrimony. While his intimate friends know no thing of his intentions, it is said he is to marry Effie Foster of Cody. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FINES CARL THOMSEN $4,600, REPORT It is reported that in addition to the fine of S7OO given by Judge Metz, Carl Thomsen has been fined $4,600 by the Federal Government for mak ing moon«hine. It is doubtful if he will be able to pay any such sum, if the report is true, as his property is said to be heavily mortgaged. Stub Jones, manager of the Brow* Ranch has been in Cody having his teeth gone over by “Scotty” the Black smith —I mean a dentist.