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I W. F. Cody (“Buffalo J Bill") and Col. Peake. Wk... . "VOL. XXIII. NO. 31 MS MO INTOLERABLE IMS SWELL .MS OF NON PARTISIAN LEAGUE Children Robbed Os Their Rights To Pay Salaries Os Spies And Parasites—Law Abiding Citizens Growing Mutinous, Says Shoshoni Sheepman. J. D. Woodruff What is to become of the Innocent Bystander who is being ground to a pulp between the evil doer and the office holder? The unfortunate law abiding majority who are straining to live, and to give their children a chance to grow into good men and women? Those who are trying to be good American citizens, but who are taxed to a frazzle to pay for the sins of the evil doers on one side and the "hord of high salaried officials and reformers on the other? • The Innocent Bystander is coming to deem the monshiner and the pro hibition agents on a par, and both a menace to his welfare and the mor ale of his children. The average moonshiner is not so bad in compari ■son with the prohibition capper. In all history, and among all people, the capper, the spy, the Judas the stool pigeon have been classed as the low est and most contemptible of all ani mals in human form. The English language is not strong enough to ex press one’s opinion of this low down treacherous, measly scum; and a law, a system, or a cause that feels itself compelled to resort to such measures can only meet with the con demnation of right thinking men and •women. It would be impossible to convince any one that any man who will so belittle, and demean himself as to accept such a position could not be bribed ind bought for less than the price of a bottle of white mule. There is no doubt but that the me thodi! employed by the highly paid prohibition crowd, and the example set by them, is having a moral effect upon the people at large that will take generations to recover from. Such a malodorous mess puts law. or ■der and decency in contempt. The law' abiding majority are too busy trying to keep their homes together, to feed and clothe their children, to pay their debts and to live decent lives to realize just how fast their coun try is drifting to the rocks. So many of our people at the top are not sincere. They will back Vol stead with no end of our tax-gathered money, with influence, and everything the fanatics ask for, and then go home and wash the bad taste from their mouths, and from their consci ence with a few s’ugs of good old whisky. Those higher up must not be called hypocrites, that is too ha-sh,; they are just politicians, and, as one ; of them told me a few days ago, hu man like ordinary red-blooded, liberty, loviny people. Just such things however, are swelling the ranks of the non-partisan ' league, or any other scheme that seems to offer relief from the pres ent intolerable conditions. Almost everyone believed that pro- ( liibitlon. to a reasonable extent, was, MRS. WHITNEY TALKS OF COPY STATUE Would Carve Buffalo Bill From Native Granite--Will Visit Cody Soon if Given Commission A story to the effect that Mrs. Hnr- Ty Payne Whitney has been commis sioned by the State of Wyoming to make a statue of Buffalo Bill for Cody has received wide publicity, but un fortunately there is no foundation for It, so far as is known here, as a lit tie matter of $45,000 still stands in the way of the consummation of Co dy’s ambition to have such a memor ial for its founder. It Is assumed that it will cost that amount although no statement has come from Mrs. Whitney as to the «xact cost. She was asked by W. R. Coe and Col. Arthur Little if she would undertake such a work, In the event that, the money could be rais ed, and she replied that she would be delighted to do so. If away has been found making it possible for Cody to have such a work of art from a woman of Mrs. Whit ney’s notable achievements, it will be a wonderful thing for Cody, but it is to be feared there is a misunderstand ing to regard to the matter. In an Interview published in the New York Herald, Mrs. Whitney dis ~ cussed the statue, and her plane con- Cedu Enterprise desirable; but no one ever dreamed that it was going to be carried to a point where for one to brew beer in his own basement, for his and his family’s private use, was going to be made a penitentiary offense, and that a band of as low down sneaks as was ever turned loose to prey on a peo ple was to be the result. That very feeling of enmity, of ut ter contempt for such rulings is felt by nine tenths of the people is true. And then to know that they are be-1 ing taxed to maintain such an enorm- ■ Ity is enough to drive them to hostil-; ity towards all laws and courts. One should have expected it how ever because the American people are given to extremes. Laws are passed to obtain certain results, then they are turned o ver to a bunch of cross-bred fanatics and forgotten byl the public until some morning they I w'ake up to find themselves bound hand and foot, their safe looted, their ■ pockets emptied and their liberties ; taken from them —all according toI law', and by a little band of hand wringing hypocrites posing as uplitt ers and holy guides. Prohibition, the Mann White Slave Law, the Sunday Observance Law and other monstrosities all give a lot of tin-star-wearing bandits the legal rijht to prey on a community. It is no longer safe for a so-called free American man to take a woman friend out to dinner and pay for it lest some joy-killing lizzard who has managed to get the authority to wear a star will call him out around the corner and name the usual price for his liberty. To keep his name and the woman’s name out of the ■papers, and out of court, of course the grin ning hyena gets his price. But how about the victim? He knows that the Mann Act was intended to stop the commercial traffic in girls, but that it has been construed so as to give the hold-up gentry a grip where by they can blackmail and prey on any one, and on any occas’on. Those tin stars should be sold to the highest bidder. The would bring a good price and wcuid go a long way toward paying the expense pro vided the proceeds ever found its way to the treasury. The average American is not a slacker, kicker, or pessimist, but if given a chance is a happy cheerful, and law abiding person. But when conditions are such that with hard work, strict economy, and right liv ing he cannot clothe and feed his children so that they may go to school decently; when he is not able to pay his obligations, and his taxes, he knows something is wrong some where. and he is liable to join with others and to change from a valuable asset to a menacing liability to his country. ] cerning it, as follows: “It was a great pleasure to me to I be asked to make a monument to Col. i Cody. He is such an interesting and romantic character, so truly typical of , America, that I am looking forward , with special interest to going out to Cody, just as soon as the weather per mits, to see the site. Until then, of ■ course, I cannot tell what form he monument will take. (Continued on page 5) HOSTESS BUMPS HEADS WITH A PEEPING TOM ! Mrs. Willie Lieb was surprised, not ;to say startled, one evening last i week when she bumped heads with a l Peeping Tom who loked in her bed- I room window just as she looked out. Mr. and Mrs. Lieb were entertain : tog a few friends at cards and two ior three times fancied they saw a I man pass the window, the shade of which was up a little. When they ! looked out, however, no one was to I be veen. j A little Liter Mrs. Lieb went to her • room and thought she would look out of her window,which was up. As stated, she had a head-on collision I with an eavesdropper. I Mr. Lieb rushed out and overtook the | man on the sidewalk who said that ’ he was a sheepberder looking for his I dog. By the time Mr. Lieb had re turned to the house and had it ex ! plained that the man was peeking in I the window, that person had vanish ed. ! It is rumored that these the the'lat est methods of a new swarm of cock -1 roaches said to be infesting the town. CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1922 COYOTES WORKING HAVOC AMONG DEER Worst In Years. Is Reported- Government Trappers Badly Needed-Poison Suggested The slaughter cf deer by coyotes ■ this winter has been appal ng. It has been years since they have been so numerous and have wrought such havoc among the game in this vicinity. Trappers state that it has been well-nigh impossible to catch them owing to the ease with which they j are getting food among the snow’ imprisoned deer and elk in the moun j tains. They seem to have developed i an uncanny intelligence and will not | I go near a trap no matter how skill-. 1 fully set. Stories of tfheir killings come in constantly from the North Fork and Clarks Fork countries. Three freshly killed deer were seen not long ago along the main road to ward Pahaska Teepee. One of the boys from the Nordquist ranch went up a trail a few days ago and was gone less than an hour. When he returned a deer had been killed in the trail and nearly eaten by a pack of coyotes in that short space of time. Joe Lehman at the ranger station on the North Fork has already re ported to the Forestry office here the damage they are doing to the game. They are said to be worse upon the deer and elk this winter than the mountain lions, which were pretty well thinned out by Rowley, the gov ernment trapper, who last w’inter caught seven in the vicinity of Wapi ti. The work which the government trapper? d’d in the way of destroy-] ing predr lory animals in this local-1 ity was of great value, but they are i needed here again, and not next year or next month but right now, if hun dreds of elk and deer are to be saved from the coyotes and lions. Andrew Hutton the Forest Super visor wrote this week to the biologi cal survey and the state game ward en notifying these offices of the si tuation. Mr. Hutton says he thinks it will be necessary to use poison ow ing to the difficulty of trapping them. It is to be hoped that a speedy re- 1 sponse will be made for certainly no locality can be in greater need of the government men than is Park county. Between short feed, deep snow and the intense cold which has prevailed this winter, the game has had and is having a hard fight fofr existence, and if to these is added the depredations of coyotes and lions, it is not difficult to see what is going to happen to this section’s greatest asset if some thing is not done about It, and that ; quickly. At this time there is said to be a I band of elk dying of starvation on '.(ones Creek. Snowed In, without feed, and unable to get out even if they had the strength to make the ef ort, they are doomed. The elk which have wintered on Elk Fork are said to be in good con dition, being able to withstand the snow and cold because food is plenti ful. Yet, recently, it was proposed that this oasis for game in the bar ren mountains be opened for agricul-. ture. It is to be hoped that the gov j ernment will curtly say “nothing do-i ing” to any such proposition. Driven down by the snow and hun ! ger, elk have come into the fields at I j Wapiti during the last two or threel 1 weeks. When disturbed they have been too weak to run even in their fright, and were barely able to crawl slowly up the hill. There never was more urgent need ■ than at present for good sportsmen to 1 organize and go to work in earnest, to save the starving, beset game ani-! mals of our mountains from suffering and extermination. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE NOT LESE MAJESTE TO CRITICIZE AN OFFICIAL Basin, Wyo., March 2.—ln district court here this week the $25,000 slander case of Attorney E. H. Ellis of Greybull vs. Fred Mensing was heard. The court room was crowded with interested people from Grey bull. The case grew out of alleged articles published by plaintiff attacking defendant as city attorney of Grey bull. After the plaintiff had rested Attorney Harry Wil son of Billings, for defendant, moved for instructed ver dict for the defendant and Judge Metz so instructed the jury, stating that individuals and newspapers had a right to condemn the acts of public officials and that the evi dence introduced indicated clearly that the articles pub lished came within that right. LIBRARY BOARD ASKED TO EXPLAIN Donor Wants To Know Why Books of Local Writer Are With-held From Patrons Editor of the Enterprise: I was much interested last week in Mrs. Louis Howe’s letter in the En terprise in which she asked why Car oline Lockhart’s books were not on the shelves of the Public Library. I was interested because I have pre sented not one but two sets of these books to the library. I asked the secretary of the library board why the books were not there I and was told that the board did not I have the money to buy all the books they would like to have and that the i gift of books were always welcome. I then told her that I would be glad to present a set of these books to the ; library as the librarian had already told me there was a great demand for them. Therefore I purchased them and they were catalogued -and placed up on the shelves for circulation. Some time after Miss Marjory Ross had been appointed to the library board, I learned that there had been numerous insu fries for the books but that they could not be obtained. I asked the present librarian about it and she told me they were out. Upon further inquiry she informed ’r'e that that was all the information she was allowed to give out. Then I went to the secretary and she could tell me nothing as to what disposition had been made of the books but promised to let me know when the board held its next meeting so that I might be present and take the matter up at that time. I To the present I have received no I notice of a board meeting.. I should mention that when I was j told that people were calling for the books and they were always out, I bought others and gave them to the librarian with a note to the board asking that they be placed upon the shelves. It has been a year since then and 1 have had no reply to my note. The books were not returned to me but it seems that no one has been able to get them from the library. Last week, however, I was intorm 'ed by the librarian that the books were there and that 1 could have them back If I wanted them. I have not called for them, as I wish to say to the board and to the public that I presented these books for the benefit of the reading public and do not want them back. As these books have been accepted, and been in the possession of the li brary for some years, I feel that the public Is entitled to some explanation from the board as to why they have I been withheld from the public and not been used for the purpose for which they were presented. Truly yours. WALTER OELAND. BRUCE NOWLIN MADE STATE GAME WARDEN Bruce Nowlin of Dubois has been ap pointed State Game Warden to suc ceed W. T. Judkins. He to a young man who is said to be well qualified to fill the position and Is credited with having a better knowledge of the game situation and what is needed for its preservation than is possessed by any other per son in Wyoming. He is now in the upper Wind River country and in Jackson’s Hole mak ing a study of midwinter conditions. Mary Jester Allen, niece of Col. Cody’s, writes that she has placed a story of the Cody Stampede with an eastern magazine and that keen in terest is shown in the celebration. RIDICULOUS TALE OF CAPTURE OF CARL THOMPSEN SENT OUT FROM WASHINGTON ■ - t j“Thrilling Raid—so Miles From Human Habitation—SeveraE Shots Exchanged—Great Hardships Endured By Brave Officers.’' O. — ( < There was a time when the word of a Federal officer was ed without question. A federal officer was looked upon as , a mag | of veracity, integrity and cool, sound judgement. ** Today he is the direct anthitesis in the mind of the public, whe ther he be a United States Prohibition Commissioner, a State Feder al Prohibition Director, a stool-pigeon, “cock-roach,” or government “louse.” This change may be due to the fact that as an eastern prohibi tion officer told the writer, the kind of men they wanted to enforce the law would not accept such positions, while those they were able to obtain were untrustworthy and of a type that did more harm than good to the cause they wished to further. Be that as it may, a fair sample of the propaganda sent out from prohibition headquarters in Washington to show the world the achievements of the law enforcement officers, is furnished by the ac count of the arrest of Carl Thomsen which arrived last week at the Enterprise office. Here it is: Washington, Feb. 27.—Carl Jack son, Federal Prohibition Director of Wyoming, reports to Commissioner Haynes a thrilling raid at the en trance to Yellowstone National Park. “We received severer complaints,” he wrote, “that w’hiskey was being manufactured in large quantities ad adjacent to the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Lincoln county. We were informed that when a deputy sheriff attempted to arrest Carl Thomsen, the alleged leader, Thomsen defied him and politely told the officer to ‘go to hell.’ “This condition of affairs being re ported to this office, I dispatched an ; agent to that community, armed with > a w’arrant, and accompanied by sev eral deputies he visited the place of [ Thomsen, located in a deep oanyon > fifty miles from any habitation, at the , western entrance to Yellowstone [ Park. The trip was one of many hardships and the officers I ed much trouble on account of heavy . snow. “Reaching the place they found 5 ' Thomsen gone. Secreting themselves l back of the several boulders, they I waited from ten o’clock in the morn- I ing until night. Finally Thomsen ar- ■ rived, and when the officers approach !ed him, he pulled his gun. Several ■ shots were fired, but no one was in • jured and Thomsen was arrested. “Two large fifty-gallon copper stihs were found, together with several i hundred gallons of mash, seventy gal lons of the finished product, several ' thousand pounds of corn and seven I hundred pounds of sugar. “The officers had a very hard time in getting out these seizures, and were compelled to transport same to Cody, a distance of about fifty miles, in sleds which were made on the I spot. I “Thomsen was taken into District i Court, where he plead guilty and was fined $750 and costs and sent to jail for sixty days. “Thomsen is an extensive sheep raiser, and at the time had approxi i mately 10,000 head of sheep on the ; range. “This office feels very much grati fied in being able to report such a I case as this because by apprehending a party of such prominence, and by , being able to send him to jail on a POWELL FLATTER FOUND A BONANZA ; Talked Too Much And Lost His Treasure.-Bootleggers Fined SSOO And Jail Sentence Boyd L. Tatum and James Hatten, both of Powell, must have walked un der a ladder or broke a looking glass. I lor killed a spider which would ac-| 1 count for the bad luck they had last, Saturday when transporting five kegs I of moonshine to Cody. Something went wrong with their car while bowling over the highway and they were forced to abandon it by the roadside for the night, first each- I ing their load under an old bridge ■ until they could return for it. A farmer in the locality came down, |to water his horses and espied the * 1 bonanza. Assuring himself that his eyes had not deceived him. he carried off one of the kegs for use in case of sickness. He mentioned hiA find to a neighbor who lost no time in telephoning the i news to the sheriff. Davis rushed to the scene and concealed himself in I I the bull rushes to await the return of -- ■ - The policy of this paper Is I to uphold the standards! and perpetuate the spirit! , of the old West. ISSUED WEEKLY •i first offense, convinces the public ‘ that we mean business in the way of ■ the proper enforcement of the Prohi- - bition Law.” ’ These are the facts: : | Carl Thomsen was arrested at the ■ eastern entrance to the Yellowstone ’, Park in Park county. The “deep i 1 canyon" was located less than twenty i miles from Cody, and not far from L ! the &tate highway. The "many hardships” they encoun r I tered consisted of riding three miles | on horseback. The "deep fall of snow" was about i two inches. i Their wait from “ten o’clock in the - morning until dark” was from ten. f o’clock in the morning until three in i the afternoon. e Carl Thomsen did not pull his gun. e Only one shot was fired and that y by the eycited Federal officer. *-! Thomsen offered no resistance and y i held up his hand when told to do so. 1 Their "seizure" was not transport -1 ed on sleds to Cody—a distance of s fifty miles" —but in Kepford’s truck. F Thomsen is not "an extensive - sheepowner with 10,000 head of ■-, sheep on the range" but a half-owner - < in 3,000 head w hich are heavily mort -1 gaged. Thomsen is not a "party of promi nence” and his chief claim to distinc s tion is based on the fact that he made 1 the best moonshine in Park county - and in consequence his capture is -1 keenly regretted by a large and ap i preciative clientele. Everybody in this country knew »j that he was making monshine in 1 j large quantities, and just about where > i his still was located, so that any cor . | respondence school detective who had * the patience to conceal himself and I trail Thomsen could easily have effec t ted his capture. j The story of fthe "thrillling raid” I j reported has about as much founda- tion as the statement issued recent- > ly by Royal A. Haynes, United States - Prohibit ion Commissioner, to the eff ‘ feet that "the import of spirituous | liquor into the United States last - year amounted to practically nothing, i when statistics from the Department ; of Commerce show that 1,865,254 gal r ■ lons of wines were imported in eleven II months. ' the owners. 1 /When they arrived they prom ptly grabbed with the evidence. They complained that they were i shy one keg. so Davis returned to 1 Cody, got a warrant for the garrul ous farmer who had spilled the beans , and searched his premises. The missing booze was discovered I but Davis explains that he “came i across" with it so he is withholding ] his name and apparently nothing was I done about it. The two Powell men were taken to Basin where they were fined SSOO ' apiece and sixty days in retirement. ♦ » TEXAS BRONC RIDERS STRONG FOR STAMPEDE Lloyd Coleman, who is now in Mex ia. Texas, but expects to return next month, expresses himself as much 1 pleased at his selection as track man- I ager for the Cody Stampede of 1922. He is full of enthusiasm and plans ‘ and states in a recent letter that he has spread the news among riders who are all keen for the celebration and assure him of their intention to be present. ; He says that the Cody Stampede II is wonderfully well advertised as be i ing something unique and different, I and has a good reputation for square ' | dealing among the contestants.