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Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill’’) and Col. Peake. VOLUME XXIII. NUMBER 43. END COMES SUDDENLY TO L G. PHELPS ” MILLIONAIRE CATTLE AND SHEEP MAN Owner Os Famous Pitchfork Ranch Stricken In Cody While Attending To Business-Pioneer Stockman Os Greybull River Country. The sudden death of L. G. Phelps . early Wednesday morning came as a ! great shock to the community, follow-| ing as it did so closely upon that of; W. T. Hogg who was taken some ten ' days ago in much the same manner. , Mr. Phelps was in the office of the county surveyor in the court house apparently in his usual health and' spirits when he put his hand to his ; head quickly, supported himself for a moment and then fell backward. Dr. j R. C. Trueblood was called immedi-! ately but his heart had stopped heat- ■ ing. The evening before he had been ' with a party of friends at Russell Crane’s and while he did not com-! plain of feeling badly it was noticed ' that he was very restless. He had suffered much for some time from a chronic ailment and had ; undergone two operations which had | not helped him as much as had been ; hoped. Mr. Phelps will he greatly missed ' in business and social circles. He had I an alert, active mind and a good sense of humor which made him very I companionable and always a welcome ! addition to any group of people. Ho hud a • wide acquaintance throughout Wyoming and Montana. In which latter state he had been in 1 business fn his younger days. Although he had many warm friends on both sides ot ttye fence, he was Republican in politics and took 1 a keen interest in state and national ■ affairs. He had intended to supportl John Hay for Governor in the com-, fng rnwiviieit . .■• <1 Mondell for the U. S. Senate. In business he was far-sighted—: dreaming big dreams which he made ‘ come true through perseverance and [ exceptional shrewdness. Mr. Phelps has been identified with the Greybull river country for t / • ty lears and is now the largest land owner in that section as his holdings -comprise more than 130,000 acres. He came to Cody in 1901 and pur chased the Richard Ashworth, or Z-T ranch, on the Greybull. After thy) 1 death of Otto Frank, he purchased the . Pitchfork ranch and made it his * headquarters. Subsequently he con solidated with these txvo ranches the holdings of Col. Pickets on the Grey bull river. At ono time he was associated with George Merrill and Gutherie Nichol ijon. They purchased the famous Em bar ranch and conducted business un der the name of the Rocky Mountain Cattle Co. They disolved partnership eventually, Messrs. Merrill and Nich olson. taking the southern holdings— Embar and Grass Creek where rich OH BLASKE MAKES NOTABLEABDRESSi Speech On Memorial Day Pol ished Gem Os Oratory.. Si ncere Tribute To Dead. The address made by Dr. R. Blaske at the Memorial services on Tuesday _ morning was an eloquent and pol ished bit of oratory, ho sincere and beautiful that it made a deep impres sion upon the audience whic h filled the Temple. The Enterprise is printing it in full, that those who missed hearing it may have the opportunity of rending this notable tribute to the soldier dead. “I count it a rare and happy privi lege to have a part in this sacred Memorial program. The American . Legion has wisely and lovingly sug gested that today wo emphasize the sacrifices ot the heroic dead while on Armistice Day we give ourselves over to a rejoicing in the victories and the | glories of the Great War. So let us de-' and so mote it be! "A word to the members of the G. A. R. Here in Cody and thruout our beloved country you gather with the Veterans of the Spanish War and the Boys of the American Legion to do honor to those who at the altar of pa triotism made the supreme sacrifice. Ah, gentlemen, once you were a mil-| dfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK I dll strikes were made later. ! Mr. Phelps also had valuable oil i j land in the Grass Creek country. He formed the Sayles Sheep Co. and re- j .cently became*president of the Grey-I j bull Corporation with which W. R. | Coe and A. A. Anderson are identified. Mr. Phelps, christened Louis Gra ham Phelps, was born in Red Wing. Minnesota, July 2-, 1859. He would have been sixty-three v ears of age | > this , vuner. ■ His father, who was a prominent ■lawyer in Minnesota, died when he ' was thirteen. He received his education at Trin ity College, Port Hope, Canada, grad uating u.ere when he was nineteen years old. He came west in 1879 on , the survey of the northwest boundary i Jof the Yellowstone National Park,' I having secured the position with the • survey party through his uncle. Major i Martin Magian is, oue of the pioneers iof Montana. He served on the sur- j • vey for three years, and returned to ! , Minnesota in 1882, when he was mar- ! I ried to Annis Williston of Red Wing. Mr. Phelps then decided on a bank-I ; ing career, and secured a start in this business in Bellingham, Wash-1 : ington, tn 1884, shortly afterwards 1 moving to Helena, Montana, where he ■obtained a favorable opening. He fi nally became vice president and man ■ ager of the Montana National Bank In Helena, owned by C. A. Broad water. A few years after this, Mr. • Phelps moved to Great Falls, where . lie associated himself yrith the First 1 NntlofidrYlafilc this con i cem very successfully for a number ( of years. While in Great Falls Mr. ’ Phelps purchased the waterworks i and developed them into what was , then a very modern plant. Leaving Great Falls, he moved to Chicago, and was made president of j the Consolidated Casualty Company. After putting this concern on a sound : financial basis, he sold out, and was mad 6 vice president of the National Life Insurance Company of Chicago. It was at this point that he decided ’ that office work was too confining and j lie preferred the outdoors. So he came to Wyoming where he made his livestock interests his life work, building a beautiful home in the mid dle of his great acreage where he lived surrounded by his family. ' Those who survive him are his widow, his son, EYigene Phelps, anP his daughter, Mrs. Charles Belden. The funeral services will be held at Christ’s Episcopal church in Cody at one o'clock on Saturday, Dr. Royal Blaske officiating. He will then be taken to Red Wing, Minn., for burial. lion strong. Thus a million strong i you marched home beneath flaunting I flags of victory to the merry music of I fife and drum. Since then 57 eventful years have come and gone. Like atx( tunin loaves before the winter blast ' your members have been scattered. Today we can count you as you pass uh slowly by. One by one you have 1 made your last bivouac and one by one you have answered the call of the ; Great Commander-In-Chief. True, ; Time has diminished your numbers but. Time can never diminish your i glory! • The muffled drum's sad role has beat (Continued on page 4) AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen From The Last week we had Lumbago :or i something equally terrible. At any rate, it hurt us to move, to laugh or even to smile, and then some one drifted in and told us that T. P. Cul len was coming out for sheriff and! nearly killed us. !1 H J The news came from Billings on Saturday to frighten us, that our . esteemed fellow townsman, S. P. Van- Arsdale became seriously ill in the lobby of the Northern Hotel on Fri day evening and had to be transported to his room. From the nature of the symptoms his malady was believed to be ver tigo. The report caused much alarm, par ticularly in church and reform circles, .as Mr. Van Arsdale <s a member of the Methodist choir, one of the Se cret Seven, active in the Law and Or der League, an agressive participant in all movements which have for their purpose the betterment of the morals of the community and the strict en forcement of the prohibition law. Mr. Van Arsdale is one who could not well be spared by the better ele ment in these critical times and it is cause Yor congratulation that he has regained his health so quickty. 11 I fl fl While we realized that Pexe Peter son was a man of parts, an accom plished barber and a ’*.;iy we never fully appreciated him sci til last week. He collected that $4.1 > for us from Judge Webster, and by a method so painless that the Jetfge did not know he was separated from it until it was over. j 11 fl fl fl Here it is again—that paragraph I from the Enterprise—in “Life - ’ this I time. The Efficient Reporter Wyoming Paper—“A. C. Newton re turned from somewhere last week. He had been there for several weeks, j wberevr it was. ’—Boston Transcript. it this keeps up we look to see A. i C. Newton an international celebrity I —like Peggy Joyce or Jack Demp sey. nil Jack Reynolds of the Pat O’Hara coutnry was in town on Saturday. Jack has been in Wyoming 43 years and claims‘the distinction of being j able to throw more kinds of hitches . on a ppek than any man in the world. He says he can put Fred Houston in a coffin and pack him on a burro. He ' has not yet obtained permission from Mr. Houston to try the experiment. ISIS Some smarty on a state paper wrote a paragraph last week saying ‘ that one of the events oi» the program • of the Cody Stampede would be a tin j ish fight between a bootlegger and a ■ stool-pigeon. Gosh! maybe that’s an idea. ISIS We note that L. G. Nutt has been appointed associate fedefhl prohibi tion director for the State of IllinOife It is to be hoped that no law violator will be inspired by his name to take . a crack at Mr. Nutt. U fl U II This news item gave us a start when we first saw it for we thought it j had happened in Rock Springs. Barrington, lll.—John Hay, a farm er. advertised he would give a drink out of a bonded bottle for return of a pig which had strayed away. He: had ten pigs before the paper was out an hour. fl fl fl fl The Rev. A. M. Shepperd holds rath er a unique place in this community. No minister who ever lived in Cody had such a large following' among non churchgoers or wielded such an in fluence for good as this tall. lank, near-sighted Presbyterian clerg> man. Bany Williams Buys ThcO.D.Marx Ranch Barry Williams has purchased the O. D. Marx place on South Fork j above Valley and will make it his home from now on. After looking the United States over, Mr. Williams concludes that Wyoming and Cody is the place for him. The Marx place consists of more ‘ than 300 acres of agricultural and pas- l This comes about because he has I interests outside of his church. He has taken his place among men, thus enabling those who have come in con tact with him in politics, lodge work, I etc., to appreciate his character and i value him at his true worth. He speaks hi-s mind when the occa sion ar’i'ses, and, because he is cour ageous, just, understanding, he has ' won the confidence and respect, not only of the majority of members of his own congregation, but of the peo ple outside the church. Those vrho usually make a wide cir cle around preachers are among Mr. Shepperd’s admirers and staunchest fr lends. Outside of a small faction, this com munity, regardless of political or so cial lines, beliefs or religions, stands , solidly behind this unusual divine. Because of this fact, an affront; which has been offered Mr. Shepperd I is resented by more people and more | deeply than perhaps the offenders sus- j pect, and if there is any explanation, i other than that which has been offer- : ed. his friends would be glad to hear I what it is. Briefly told the story is as follows: ! It is customary in Cody, as else-! where, for the graduating class to se- 1 lect its own speaker for the commence- , ment exercises. Mr. Shepperd w’as chosen by the 1 unanimous vote of the class of ’22 and j was so notified. He replied that he w’ould be pleased to accept the invita-, tion. When it became known to the school I board that Mr. Shepperd was the choice of the class. Howard F. Bell j informed the principal, Mr. Stude- I baker, that he would have to recall the ihvitation as Mr. Shepperd was ; noY acceptable to them. A man unknown in Cody, and to the graduating class was substituted and* •' paid $25 by the school board to take Mr. Shepperd’s plaee. , i The only excuse made by Mr. Bell , at the time he offered Mr. Shepperd i this affront was that he was “too par | tisan.” The explanation is not logical in ' , view of subsequent events. I Now Mr. Bell is a Methodist. Mrs. j L. L. Newton also of the school board ! 'is a Methodist. With the exception of I Mrs. J. H. Van Horn the other three ! j members of the board are the type i i that should be Methodists. I Baccalaureate services were held' in the Methodist church and the ad dress made by the Methodist parson, ■ the Rev. Mr. Dryden. The speaker at the exercises of the I eighth grade was Paul Greever, Meth-. ! odist, and as active as a cat in poli j tics. | The benediction at the commence ! ment exercises was pronounced by the j Rev. Mr. Dryden. Yet if there is any clergyman in I town more “partisan” than Mr. Dry j den we have failed to hear of him. i The Methodist church avowedly is in politics and Mr. Dryden instructs his congregation how to vote from the , pulpit. At the last municipal election he' ■ overworked his telephone and ran J himself ragged bullying balky Sisters ' ' into voting for C. M. Cox, Methodist, for Mayor. Mr. Shepperd was a judge of elec ! tion and attended to his business. Mr. Shepperd’s friends would like i to know if it Is .the intention of the I resent school board to make the, I Cody High School a Methodist institu I tion? Is it not possible to hold opin , ions different to the school board without being disciplined for it? Must a minister be either a Metho- [ dist or a mealy-mouthed syncophant; in order to be acceptable to the per- ■ sons who have offered this affront to' Mr. T Shepperd? Ring out, wild Bell —wild Methodist Bell —and tell us how this happened! i i ture land. It is considered one of the most attractive locations on the river 1 and will lend itself to the improve- I meats which its new owner has in mind to make. ■ The new South Forker is a partie- I ularly agreeable, friendly, warm- ! hearted young man and his friends ■ are ‘Tickled to death” that he has de- j •elded to hang up his hut permanently lin their midst. w • NOTICE, KNIGHTS PYTHIAS All Py th lans are requested to bo! . present at Memorial services at Prea , bytorlan church Sunday, June 11, at i II o’clock. Ceremony at cemetery foi i j lowing. Meet at hall at 10:30. i Patronize the advertisers. WEDNESDAY, MAY 31. 1922 [EG. GROVES AND BARRY WILLIAMS GIVE RELAY DACES TO CODY STAMPEDE. Indians' Prizes From Farmer Hopkins Os Clarks Fork--Wolf ville To Be Real Stomping Ground And Live liest Spot On Earth July 4. 5, 6th. (CAROLINE LOCKHART) Races! Races! Races! We’ll say there’ll be races at the Cody Stam-1 pede! Everybody likes to see the ponies run; if they don’t there’s some thing serious the matter with them and it’s time to divide up the silver and make arrangements with Vogel. The most popular and exciting of the races of other years have been I the relay races and from the number j of outside inquiries received from I riders getting their strings together, j it looks as if there would be more en > tries than ever before, which means 1 , more thrills. And speaking of thrills, we had a few of them ourself last week. First, Barry Williams, who is now in our midst for keeps, handed us $l5O • for a relay race. Also he is sending ! ; to California for Cody Boy to see if : | the colt can win again in his Home i Town. Then, on Saturday evening, we took I a letter from our .box which gave us 1 a queer feeling—the kind we always have when there’s a check inside. We , have an instinct for checks that sel dom fails us and -it did not this time ! —another cheek for a relay from F. S. Groves, Jr., of the T. E. Ranch. Oh, chile! The corners of our mouth almost met in the back with the smile that did not c me off that ’ night. In addition to the aic'c windfall., Farmer Hopkins of Clarks Fork has thrown sundry hints which l?« , *i 1 us to believe that we can w co’inc r $75 from that, quarter for an Indian i bareback relay and a squaw race. I S. J. Ahlberg, the shoemaker, cele i brated the last payment on a note he has been wrestling with for years I i by the purchase of a share of Stam j pede stock and a new Ford car. j As we go to press along come sub | scriptions from Arthur Holman, ‘Bub’ ; Cox and Russell Crane,three good we mm I WILL BE FILMED, Tim McCoy To Be Starred In Humorous Story Os The West. Thermopolis is to l.a- r e a moviua, picture studio where teil W’?>t<rn l-'c tures will be made at last, .icjordi’tg to the Thermopolis Independent which in its last issue says of the new enter prise: G. LaDura Fein, art director of the Mountain-Plains Enterprises, produc ers of western motion picture films, is in Thermopolis arranging for the pro duction here of Caroline Lockhart’s famous novel, ‘The Dude Wrangler.” In addition to the distinction of be ing chosen as the scene for this pro-, duction, Thermopolis woll have anoth er honor in that Tim McCoy has been assigned the part of leading man. The leading lady and the heavies will be brought from Los Angeles,, while those who play the lesser roles will be picked up locally to some ex tent. All the outdoor films will be taken in and near Thermopolis, where the f setting is ideal for such scenes as Mr. , Fein’s company is producing The sunlight studio will be erected ar Mc- Coy’s Owl Creek dude ranch, where the outdoor work will be done. The . success of the first venture will insure the production of movies as a perma-; nent enterprise for this city. There should be no doubt whatever of this success, for “The Dude Wrangler” is i a strong western story with a thrilling plot and plenty of action, Mr. McCoy , has great talent for the part that has 1 been assigned him, and the natural setting is far finer than anything that j can be produced artificially. Mr. Fein believes that he can get! better and truer pictures in the native | haunts of the cowman and plainsman i than where these things have to be i faked with the resultant loss of much of the true color that buffles imitation. : He and his enterprises have been giv en the freedom of the town and the • The policy of this paper is to uphold the standards and perpetuate the spirit of the old West. ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY | sportsmen. By their checks ye shall know them. . Wolfville, too, is getting into shape. The floor polisher man from Billings has gone over the dance floor with sand-paper until it Is no trick atall to break one’s neck on it. The ground is being leveled and given a dressing of grave? and shale ■ which will be wet and rolled until it is as hard and dustless as a good ten nis court. The dust has been a draw- I back to the place in other years, be ing ruinous to light clothes and shoes. 1 If possible, it is the intention to cover the three lots with canvas, and the music will be the best that can be had. And while we are talking of Wolf ville we want to tell people of the fine, unselfish spirit which Jim Cbr- * der has shown toward the Stampede. He had an opportunity this week to engage a good orchestra for the three nights of the Stampede and called us up to learn how we felt about it. We told him that opposition to Wolfville meant< the difference be ! tween success and failure for the j committee, as it is upon the receipts from Wolfville that the Committee depend to pay expenses. The gate * receipts at the Fair ground usually are only enough to pay the big purs es. “Then,” said Jim, “nothing doing. My house will be dark. I’m for the good of the Stampede, first, last and always.” Last year he showed the same spirit. When the committee asked him not-to have a dance on the last night for the same reason, he can celled his engagement with the or . chestra and closed the Temple. We’ll say that Jim is a little bit of all right! Here :s some more Stampede news which may be of interest to the stock- (Continued on poge 4) [ country round about, and any assist i ance and co-operation will be more j than cheerfully acorded to him and I his actors. This is the first of a number of west* j ern movies that this company expects to make here, and which will result in I tremendous advertising for Thermop olis and the Big Horn hot springs. VIRGINIA BRADY MARRIES HARRY BARKER OF THERMOP Mrs. Virginia Brady was married in Billings on Thursday of last week to Harry C. Barker of Thermopolis. The marriage took place at 5:30 at the Congregational parsonage where the ceremony was performed by the pastor, the Bev. George Mahlon Miller. Mrs. Walter B. Raymond of Cody and Robert Houston of Thermopolis were present. Mrs. Barker is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Simpson and well known to Cody folk. Mr. Barker is 1 equally well known inf" Thermopolis | where he has lived for many years. . He is the stepson of Martin McGrath, an old-timer in that locality who has i conducted a general merchandise | store but has since become wealthy through oil investments. Mr. Barker looks after the large cattle and oil in | terests of his stepfather. LOVELL FOLKS GIVE US FINE ENTERTAINMENT Cody people were treated to a most I enjoyable entertainment on Monday night, when a troupe of performers from Lovell put on their Big Horn Mountain Road show, so called be cause the proceeds were devoted to paying for the mountain road between Kane and Dayton. There were nine vaudeville acts, consisting of music, dancing and vari ; OUS novelty stunts, in which the Lov ell folks acquitted themselves with great credit. A full house greeted the perform ance and the net proceeds amounted I to about S3OO. After the show a dance was given | for which music was furnshed by the I excellent Lovell orchestra. j Reyn Leedom of the Lovell Chronl i cle was spokesman for the troupe and acquitted himself in his usual winning [ manner.