EVERYBODY READS THE ENTERPRISE—EVEN IF THEY BORROW IT!
Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
Bill”) and Col. Peake.
I VOL. XXIII. NO. 35
I LOCAL IKE WALTONS
[ALL OUT APRIL IST
®lakes and Streams Lined With
communicative as to
This idea of having a closed sea
.Ejson on fishing is not very popular
/B -with our local enthusiasts. It seems
lß* •* long time to wait —this first of April
;4-B fcußinosst’’ and then, too if your luck
« isn’t good some chap yells "April
Jtt fool" at you and you get mad.
However, when Saturday morning
K dawned it found the local Ike Wal-
H tons ready for the fray, and the way
r they sneaked out of town before sun
r| up showed the.t each one intended to
■ | get them all. For days little groups
B ciuld have been noticed in the post
office and on the corner, with their
cl heads together, planning the details
| of the first day’s trip. They dlscuss
| od the most likely places, the most
.1 suitable tackle and the possibilities
g of the weather. They would even
g reminisce, when their listeners would
permit, and tell of the big ones they
4 lost last year.
t So when Saturday dawned a fair
| -day It found the shores of our rivers,
ft creeks and lakes well lined with a
I cheerful, hopeful assortment of pis-
B catorial experts. There was "Doc"
? dean of them all. down
I hy Corbett, Doc having arisen at
< three a. m. Bill Hogg, Roger McGin
nis and Mike Dayer chose the neigh
borhood of the South Fork bridge at
the head of the big lake, while on the
North Fork side Charlie Stump, Wal
ter Ford, Doc Trueblood and a few
others had lined up to do their worst.
Mike Clark’s virile figure could also
be distinguished somewhere along
the lake shore. In fact, all the more
leisurely of our fishermen, that is,
those who never work and those who
never permit yvork to interfere with
pleasure, al) were out—to a man.
It is too bad conditions were not
more propitious—for there was con
siderable ice still left in the lake and
along many of our streams, and the
weather was still cool. Then, too,
the fish did not seem to know they
were wanted. The fishing continued
xdl day and on Sunday even a larger
crowd sallied forth.
Unfortunately, reliable Information
oincemlng fishing arties is very dif
ficult to obtain, for some reason; so
we can only give unauthenticated
bits of rumor as to the results of the
two days. Walter Ford, however, ap
pears to have been the only one in
true form, both as to his fishing and '
as to his story-telling. Walter braz
enly states that he got "the limit.’’
■So much for that Doc Chamberlin
declined to be interviewed. Bill Hogg
got one trout on Saturday and two
white fish on Sunday, while Mike
Dayer caught s minnow that had es
caped from Bill’s hook. Bill Leather
man caught the biggest one weighed
exactly four and a pounds—but
ft got away. Mike Clark only got
two, but he says that’s all there were
in the’ lake.
Otto Koenig was non-committal.
Otto already has so many fishing rec
ords that he feels he can be inde
pendent about it: but Doc Trueblood
really deserves the prize. Doc. the
reports state, landed a huge eel or
plolsiosaurus, just the same as
have down in Patagonia, only this j
one was just below the big dam. The ,
monster had to be snaked out of the
river with Doc’s automobile. Many
others were moderately successful;
■ever. Bill Richards modestly admits
getting eight in two days; but if the
weather man will keep his promise
for warmer weather it is expected
that next, week we will be able to
publish a better story.
WILL BUILD ROAD SOUTH
OF RIVER TO FROST CAVE
At its regular luncheon on Monday
of this week, the Cody Club took of
ficial action looking to the comple
tion of the road on the south side of
the river, from Cody to Frost's Cave,
or Shoshone Cavern, as It is officially
called by the government.
The transportation committee had
Investigated the feasibility of the pro
ject and reported favorably to the
<Jlub, which at this meeting voted to
back the construction of the road in
every way possible.
The project will consist of the con
struction of about one-half mile of
new road In the canyon, this side of
Frost’s Cave and some repair work
at the sulphur mine, which will give
a very passable road from town to the
dfie Cody Enterprise
CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
WATCH LOST 15 YEARS
STARTS WHEN WOUND
Jack Winters is carrying something
in his waistcoat pocket that looks
like a time bomb and sounds like a
young clock. It is, however, an old
fashioned Elgin watch which he found
on Cottonwood Creek last week, and
which started off as soon as it was
wound. It has been lying out in the
weather all of flf*een years as noth
ing like it has been made by the
watch company for more than that
length of time.
The silver case was black and the
glass had turned a purple shade from
lying face up in the sun.
It keeps perfect time and Jack has
i efused all kinds of offers for it from
persons who want it as a souvenir.
Someone, atfer a second attempt,
succeeded tn poisoning a dog belong
ing to Mrs. O. V. Howe. The poison
was thrown inside the house and the
dog soon died in agony.
TOO MANY PEACHES
Hart Mountain Rancher Visited
Again by Sheriff and Depu
ty Who Make Import
ant Discovery /
Once again Jeff Chapman has been
presented with a formidable looking
document by Sheriff Davis. After a
second visit to his Hart mountain
ranch duiing which the officers dug
some decayed peaches and apricots
out of the snow, Jeff was arrested
charged with manufacturing, possess
ing, transporting and selling spiritu
Jeff explained that this was some
fruit that had "spoiled on him" and
he says that he is still in doubt as to
whether this furnished the evidence
for his arrest or something else. At
any rate, he has been placed under
11500 bond to appear at the next term
The first case against him which
was before the Justice of the Peace,
was dismissed, and he was immedi
ately re-arrested and placed under a
second 11500 bond for appearance in
the district court —$3000 altogether.
Jeff says he expects to be hanged
some time in June, but wishes he
could get a reprieve until after the
OSCAR MADE LOVE TO
HIS WIFE WITH AN AX
Oscar Anderson of Brooklyn. N. Y.,
caressed his wife Eugenia with an ax
while they were out calling on friends
and got arrested for IL
Mrs. Anderson told the surgeon who
took nine stitches in her scalp as a
result of her husband's playfulness,
that she wished folks would mind
their own business and not rush off
and call the police every time some
little thing happened.
"If I had not been unconscious." she
told the magistrate Indignantly, "I
never would have permitted them to
call the officers. I would he glad if
people would learn to quit meddling.”
When the Magistrate asked what
■ she wanted done with her husband
i she replied:
"Nothing. I want to take him
home with me."
"I was only joking," Anderson ex
; plained to the Magistrate, and Eu
genia nodded her head.
"We were just making love,” Ander
i son said.
When the Magistrate dismissed the
charge Anderson asked for his ax.
Cave —a distance of about three
’ The work will be done by donation
1 , and the committee will later Issue a
call for volunteers.
This project Is very important, as |
it is planned to later bridge the river
In the canyon to connect with the |
, present road to the West, thus mak-.
Ing the route through town the direct I
road to the Park.
DITCHING FOR WATER
WORKS BEING PUSHED
i F. W. Kurtz, who lias the contract
for laying the pipes for the water
works, says that the ditching is go-
■ Ing ahead rapidly. Practically all the
t pipe has arrived except some special
: pipe which will be used at the reser
i voir. Fifty men arrived on Tuesday
> from Billings to help on the work.
AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE
As Seen from the Water-Wagon
We were puzzled when a reader
telephoned to ask if a person with
only two hands would be refused a
package of the garden seede sent to
the Enterprise office for distribution
by Mr. Mondell.
In consulting the notice published
last week in our usually typographi
cally perfect columns, we were cha
rined to find that the last paragraph
urged "all the fourhanded persons"
who intended to plant a garden to
come and get a package.
The Frannie Independent referred
to Cody last week as the "Windy
City." It made us pretty mad until
someone explained that the editor had
been present at one of the meet
Ings called to discuss the hotel situ
ation. We had thought he was slam
ming our climate
How many who voted for prohibi
tlon with the abolishment of the sa
loon in mind, thought that anything
like this would happen as a result of
Kemmerer, Wyo.’ March 25. —Dep-
uty Law Enforcement commissioner
L. G. Jones returned from Rock
Springs, where he went to attend the
prosecution of a liquor case which is
unique and which may set a new pre
cedent <n the handling of prosecu
tions for prohibition law violations.
A man was placed under arrest for 1
havng in his own home some home
made wine. There was no allegation
I that he had.' sold or offered for sale
I any of the wine.
When the defendant pleaded guilty
■ before Justice Crawford he was fined
S2OO and costs.
A reader in renewing her subscrip
tion says: "I assure you I do enjoy
the Enterprise. It has been a solace ]
to e this dreary winter."
That helps some.
We stuck around the. office last
Saturday thinking maybe "Jedge"
Webster would p’ay an April Fool
joke on us and pay us that $4.15 be
still owes us. But he didn’t.
When the village water cart failed
to appear in a small town in Ken
tucky last week, they laid the dust in
the main street with a large supply
WON’T TAKE AWAY
THEIR COFFIN NAILS
Chicago Aidermen Vote Down
Ordinance to Stop Women
Erom Smoking in
A Chicago aiderman introduced an
ordinance in the city council last
week to prohibit the smoking of cig
arettes in public by women. He pro
posed to fine them from $lO to SIOO
A facetious aiderman proposed the
"It shall be unlawful for any fe
ale to appear in any public place
wearing rolled stockings, skirts short
er than four inches above the ground,
penciled eyebrows bobbed hair unless
inclosed in a hair net, galoshes unless
buckled, or low cut presses unless ap
proved by the city morals’ commls
This was followed by a substitute
ordinance, offered by a sarcastic
member, with the following provi
That a commission to be known as
the "bureau of dont’s" be created, the
5 members to be selected by "popular
or unpopular vote" from the ranks of
tho "reformers hypocrites, bigots,
professional agitators and peanut
That the bureau shall have power
to license men and women and to
deny them the right to "live, die,
breathe, laugh, cry; eat, sleep; love;
hate; dance, walk, run, stand; labor;
rest; write, speak or think."
That women be prohibited from
carrying clgarets or trading fags in
That apy person "living, dying,
breathing,” etc., without a license be
subjected to a fine of $5,000 for the
first offense and $lO,-000 for subse
Xavier Bonita writes from Powell
asking for back numbers of the pa
per and tolls us that the liberal ele
ment of the Powell Flat appreciates
the liberal spirit of the Enterprise.
That helps some more.
of confiscated moonshine which they
had on hand.
Very likely most of those who wit
nessed the operation would cheerfully
have taken that occasion to eat their
peck of dirt
We hear from Meeteetse that Ed
itor Ralph Smith, who has had a far
away look in his eyes and an absent
minded manner all winter, has been
caught carrying straw and string. In
stinct told us long ago that it was
time to look around for a pressed
glass olive dish or a pickle castor.
We already have mentioned the
fact that we have observed that L. L.
Newton is usually well paid for his
enthusiasm in connection with pub
lic enterprises. ♦
The recent visit of eight State
Highway surveyors who were camped
here for several days furnishes an
other illustration which bears out our
R. B. Siggins, who has recently
opened a grocery store, told them
1 that he would appreciate a portion of
their business during their stay in
Cody. Whereupon he was informed
that they would be glad to patronize
him but had received strict orders
to buy of L. L. Newton.
Who gave these orders, we are won
dering, and by what right? Why
I should L. L. Nekton be the sole ben
i eficiary to the exclusion of other local
I merchants who do their share toward
‘ the building and support of the State
When he presented a bill last Jan
uary for S2OO for “Organization and
, Publicity" for a Good Roads Day
; which never materialized, and the
; bill was passed by S. A. Watkins, and
the warrant cashed at the office of
( the County Treasurer we were curi
ous and asked questions. They yere
But we should really like to know
where these instructions came from
and why L. L. Newton should have
the distinction of receiving the exclu
sive patronage of the State Highway
Carl Jackson, federal prohibition
director for Wyoming, says that the
State is gradually drying up. Now if
the same thing could happen to the
reformers it would be a great relief.
TO BE REWARDED
Rich Alaskan Locates Widow
Who Helped Him When
Sick and Penniless
A story dated March 24th, comes
from Boise Idaho, which proves that
while gratitude may be rare it is
found occasionally. It is also a re
markable account of a woman’s cour
age and kindness of heart.
Jack V. Uld’s search for the woman
who rescued him 20 years ago when
he w r as helpless and penniless and
nursed him back to health, apparently
has been rewarded. This morning
Mrs. Mary Henton, a widow, who
keeps a rooming house in Boise, noti
fied The Statesman that she is the
person Uld is looking for. Uld was
communicated with this afternoon
and wired he was leaving at once for
Uld who gives his address as gen
eral delivery Portland, Ore., wrote
Tre Statesman that he was searching
for a woman who 20 years ago, in Jef
ferson county, Ihado, risked her life
to save hi® after he had ridden 16
miles horseback with a broken leg
and had finally fallen, exhausted, near
what is now a summer resort at Heis.
The woman whom Uld described as
Mrs. Mary Hinton paddled across the
Snake river in a canoe when she
heard his cries, returned with him to
the house where she and her three
boys were living, rode 35 miles for a
doctor and then cared for him until
he was well. Mrs. Henton’s husband
was away from home when Uld was
found. He died some years later. Uld
subsequently went to Alaska, made a
fortune and is now seeking to locate
Mrs. Henton to, as he says, pay as
far as money will pay for such kind
Mrs. Eugene Baird is in town ifr
a few days’ visit with her sister, Mrs.
P. E. Markham. Mr. and Mrs. Baird
expect to leave shortly for Noiber,
Wyo., where Mr. Baird han the con
tract to build a large cement bridge
for the town.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL, 5. 1922.
COE RANCH HIGHEST
STOCK FARM IN U. S. A.
W. R. Coe’s Shoshone Ranch with
Its elevation of 5,500 feet is the high
est thoroughbred nursery in the
United States, according to*the Thor
oughbred Record. The next highest
is the Wingfield stock farm located
near Reno, Nevada, which has an ele
vation of 4,500 feet
The colts raised in this altitude
hav-j an advantage over those raised
at sea level when it comes to long
distance races on tracks where there
is some considerable elevation as at
The Mexicans are getting the rac
ing fever and they are planning to
make the season in January and Feb
ruary at the Hippodrome de la con
densa one of the big racing events
of the continent of north America.
The Thoroughbed Record advises
the Mexicans who Intend owning their
own stables to send representatives
to the Shoshone Ranch to inspect
‘WE DIE OF HUNGER,':
CHY FROM RUSSIA
Letter To Conrad Geis From
Brother Tells Story of Suf
fering in Famine Strick
Conrad Geis, living on the Larson
ranch on Lower Sage Creek, received
a letter from his brother in Russia a
short tme ago, giving a harrowing ac
count of conditions in Russia.
It was written on the 4th of Decem
ber and was several weeks in reach
The following is an extract from the
“You want to know, dear brother,
how everything is with us. It is pretty
bad. Last year the crops were little
but this year there was nothing to
sow, so there was no crops.
"Last year I had three old horses
and one filly, two cows and two
calves, six sheep and two hogs and
fifteen chickens and now I arin’t got
nothing. I have no stock and nothing
to live on.
“Now we eat horse meat and our
two children go every day to the pub
lic soup kitchen.
"I will let you know how dear ev-'
erything fs. tyheat flour is 1,000,000
rubles a sack. Corn meal is 600,00 d
a sack. Meat is 15,000 rubles a pound.
Breakfast food is 800,000 rubles a
"Everything is so dear that we eat
most everything horses, camels,
dogs and cats.
"We can’t live any more if we don’t
get help. If we don’t get help soon we
sure must die of hunger. There is a
good many died from hunger now.
"We all want to come to’America,
but we cannot because it costs too
TRIES RATTLESNAKE BITE
FOR CONSUMPTION CURE
Hysham, Mont. Having heard
from Indians in Arizona, wwhile he
resided there, that the bite of a rat
tlesnake would cure tuberculosis,
George Burke, a former sailor, now
living here, deliberately let a rattle
snake bite his arm several months
ago. Burke’s tuberculosis has almost
vanished, but physicians familiar with
the case are slow tp accept the snake
bite theory. They believe other caus
es, yet to be determined, effected a
FRED HOUSTON CHARGED
WITH TRANSPORTING OF
LIQUOR LAST OCTOBER
Fred Houston has been arrested a
second time charged with transport
ing liquor on the 9th of October, 1921.
He was placed under SISOO bond to
appear at the next term of court.
Looks as if May would be a busy
month for Fred, having to answer to
a charge of kidnaping Joe Hill in ad
dition to the last one.
PROVIDE FOR PROTECTION
OF ALASKAN GAME ANIMALS
Washington. Amendments were
adopted to the agricultural appropria
tioi bill increasing the amount for
the enforcement of the Cotton Fu
tures act and the protection of rein
deer and furbearing animals in Alas
ka. The house failed to dispose of
the bill and the final vote went over
until next week.
r ~-. ....
The policy of this paper is
to uphold the standards
and perpetuate the spirit
j of the old West.
NEW POISON TRIED
Compound Made by a Denver
Chemist Used with Success
Killing “Killers” on
A new poison for predatory animal*
was tried on the Elk Fork coyote© last
week with great success.
Five coyotes were killed in four
days and by now no doubt as many
more have had their last meal of deer
I. C. Spencer trapped in this locality
for three years and in that time
caught only one coyote, so it is ap
parent that poison is the system. One
freshly killed deer was found by-
Charles J. Bayer, predatory animal In
spector, who came up from Cheyenne
iin response to the report that the
coyotes were making killings, and
I poison thrown near the spot. The
| coyotes had eaten this deer complete
ly, even to the skull, and had been
gnawing on the hoofs.
Mr. Bayer brought with him this
new poison which he had just received
from a chemist in Denver connected
with the United States Biological sur
vey who has been experimenting for
a long time for the purpose of ob
taining a perfect poison for this work.
It would seem as if he had attained
it, for the coyotes not only prefer it
to fresh meat but it is a sure and hu
mane method of exterminating them.
They jump into the air and die not
often more than 15 or 20 feet from
where they have taken it.
It is encased in chopped beef suet
and as soua as it dissolves the killers
are gone goslings, which is not over
Contrary to the general belief, Mr.
Bayer states that the poisons they
use do not ruin the fur so that they
are rejected by the fur buyers. He has
had years of experience in all parts
of the country and is in a position to
speak with authority upon this sub
Some of the local trappers have
made the criticisms that foxes and
other fur-bearing animals will get tho
poison as well as the coyotes, but
they are as sure of getting the fur as
if they had trapped it, besides avoid
they had trapped it, besides eliminat
ing the long suffering of the animal.
Cruel trapping is now being fought
by the National Humane Society. If
these poison balls are not soon found
by the coyotes they dissolve, or
the field mice eat the suet and the
poison goes into the ground si the
birds do not get i£. In a month or less
there is no vestige of poison.
The poisons formerly used, such as
are purchased at drug stores, were
bitter and if the coyote did not get
enough to kill it the first time, it
would not return to the carcass. This
new poison is taken by the coyote in.
preference to fresh meat and, attract
ed by the scent, it will dig through
two feet of snow to get it.
The mountain lions appear to have
been cleaned out as no tracks have
been repotted this winter. Fourteen
have been killed on Elk Fork since
It is estimated that a lion kills two
or three elk or deer a week, so some
idea may be obtained of what their
elimination has meant to the game in
The United States Biological Sur
vey has not sufficient money at its
disposal to keep men hero with the
poison so they aie co-operating with
the Forestry Service and Clifford
Spencer, who is located at the Can
yon Creek ranger station, will go on
with the work. He accompanied Mr.
Bayer on his trip up Elk Fork and will
follow out his instructions.
In this connection it may be said
that there is no one connected with
the Forestry’ Service who takes his
work more seriously and does his duty
more conscientiously than Clifford
Spencer. He is keenly inteested in
the game and its preservation, and
has given a good deal of thought to
the subject. Like anyone else who
has any knowledge of the situation,
he says that the urgent necessity is a
provision against hard winters and
that lower range is the answer.
If the elk could have the Sheep and
Table Mountain ranges, the country
lying between the North and South
Forks it would solve the problem.
Also he states that the Game Pre
serve boundaries are not marked and
that they should be blazed and posted
so a hunter could make no mistake as
to where he is hunting.
Mrs. B. C. Rumsey is expecting
some twenty dudes from New York
for the Stampede.
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