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Founded In 1899 by Qol. W. F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill") •r«i Col. Peake. VOLUME XXIII. NUMBER 44. BOY SCOUTS WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR BUFFALO BILL STATUE BY MRS. WHITNEY Practically Decided After Conference Between Famous Woman Sculptor And The Executive Heads Os The Organ ization-Artist To Arrive In Cody Soon. The Cody Memorial Committee it- Jubilant over news concerning the statue of Buffalo Bill which has just been received from Mary Jeste.* Allen of New York City. Mrs. Allen, who is a niece of the late Colonel Cody, writes that after a conference between Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney and James West, ex ocutive head of the Boy Scouts of America, it is practically settled that •the Boy Scouts of America will take up the matter of raising the money and make it a great international movement with the statue tu be made by America's famous woman sculp* lor. The present plan is for Mrs. Whit ney to come to Cody as soon as pos sible, go over the ground carefully and make her designs, submit them to the Cody Menieorial Committee and to Mr. West and to Daniel Carter Beard, also of the Boy Scouts, for approval. All concerned are enthusiastic over the work and their great desire is to bave a statue which will come up to the world's ideal of the old plains man. U.S.R. 5. CLAIMS : OLD WATER RIGHTS Bearing Before State Engineer Discloses Intentions Impor tant to Many Settlers. The public hearing held at the court house last Saturday before State En gineer Frank C. K-ierson a matter if very genial interest to all water users of the Shoshone river. The purpose of the hearing was to enable the engineer to secure infor mation and bring about a general un derstanding of all mutters pertaining to the adjudication of water rights | from this river, as between the gov ernment reclamation service and those using water under various pri vate rights. It appears that the government claims to have bought up the old Cody-Salisbury rights, which dated from 1899 and which, it also claims, have been kept in good standing ever s’nee to such an extent that water rights for 169,000 acres under the rec lamation project should tak - jriorities dating from 1899 This would exclude 01 at least postpone the righ.» of va i cus independent settlers under va rious ditches who claim rights later than 1899 but prior to what they claim was the date of actual benefi cial appropriation and application of the water by the reclamation service. These rights aggregate about 70,000 acres and include most of the rights of the settlers on North and South Forks and the Lakeview canal as well an several large projects near Lovell, Byron and Cowley. The hearing was very largely at tended, there being a large and rep resentative delegation from the lower country as well as from both forks of the river. The government was represented by Mr. Longley, reclama tion engineer andm manager at Pow ell, and C. S. Robertson of Lovell as special counsel. Mr. Robertson pre sented the government's case. The settlers from the lower country were represented by Attorneys L. A. Bow man of Lovell and L. S. Strahan of Greybull, while W. L. Simpson and D. E. Hollister of Cody represented the upper country; the presentation of the case of the settlers being made by Messrs. Bowman and Simpson. It is, of course, not known at this tittbe what will be the ultimate out come of the hearing and the contro versy which appears to he pending, but the impression created among those present was that the claims of the reclamation service were very ex treme and that it behooves all inter ested among our local settlers to unite, for their own protection, in op posing the government’s proposition. Patronise the advertisers. eJfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Mrs. Whitney expects to give about two years to the work. She has already dov.c many notable things but she wantti this to be her masterpiece, quite Vie biggest thing of her artistic career. She regards Buffalo Bill as one of the most pic turesque figures in American history and a source of much inspiration. Cody, perhaps, does not yet realize what a wonderful thing this is going to be for the town from every view point It will make amends to a large extent for the burial of the Colonel in Colorado instead of on Cedar Mountain as he had himself desired. Mrs. Whitney returned from Eu rope the last of May to be present at the unveiling*of her memorial mon ument for soldiers, sailors and ma rines on Decoration Day. The statue was erected at Broadway and 168th streets. New York City. Cody is to be congratulated on her great good fortune and many thanks are due from its citizens to Mrs. Allen who has worked indefatigably to make this dream of a splendid work of art for the Colonel’s Home Town come true. ’ACTION BEGUN TO DUSTJWILMEN H. W. Thurston, Councilman- Elect, Starts Quo Warranto Proceedings Against C. E. Hayden and Algott Johnson H. W. Thurston, who was elected to the city council with the late W. T. Hogg but whose election was not acknowledged by the town council who acted as canvassing board at the election, has commenced quo war ranto proceedings against C. E. Hay den and Algott Johnson. The petition in the action was duly filed Tuesday afternoon after Messrs. Johnson and Hayden had appeared at the meeting of the council on Mon day night and had proceeded to take part in the meeting. Mr. Thurston is represented by W. L. Simpson who declares that under chapter 129 of the session laws of 1921 the term of office of the two councilmen mentioned expired by op eration of law. Mr. Simpson asserts that Mr. Thurston’s election to the office was in every way regular and valid, and that Messrs. Hayden and Johnson are usurping and unlawfully intruding in to the office of town councilmen in the Town of Cody. The matter will come before Judge Metz at the earliest opportunity. It was clearly the wish of the peo ple that Messrs. Hayden and Johnson should retire and gdve place to Messrs. Hogg and Thurston so their attitude is inexplicable to those who elected the new councilmen in the last munic ipal election. Fred Hale Thought He Was A Snake Charmer Fred Hale of Thermopolis caught himself a nice rattlesnake out in the hills last week and took it home to play with. Under the erroneous Im ’ pression that he was a snake charmer he handled his pet without gloves and it bit Llm on the first finger of his right hand. Fred took his hand to Dr. Mokler who says he will snap out of It. Mr. Hale has a homestead on Copper Mountain near Mrs. L. L. Moore’s ■ holdings and because he and the | "Sheep Queen of Wyoming” get along with seldom more than four battles a , summer, he had a notion that he could tame anything, which all goes to prove that it’s a mistake to let a little success turn one’s head and disaster Is a sure result of overconfidence. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen FromTSe WerMgqn It keeps us busy apologizing ter our | mistakes, looks like. Last week we credited the Thermopolis Independent with the well written article about the filming of “The Dude Wrangler” when all the time it was from the Record, and Editor Duhig did it all hlsself. Editor Dub<g tells us also that the thermal metropolis is much interested in the Stampede and we may expect a large delegation of warm babies from the Hot Town. I 11 I We look to see “Jedge” Manlove holding court on the stone steps in front of his office now that he has been appointed to fill the position of police judge by the new mayor. “Doc” has the judicial temperament all right and we believe that his rise will be rapid from now on. 1111 Apropo of our inquiry last week as to whether the Cody Public School was to become a Methodist institution, we may state that the new principal from lowa is a Methodist. We have also been informed that by a curious coincidence, the only appli cations received for that position were from persons of that denomina tion. 1111 J. H. Vogel, our popular undertak er, has anounced that he will support Governor Carey for reelection. Miss Marjory Ross, it is reported, is also to take the stump in his behalf. Hard luck, Govenor, but a feller in politics can’t help his friends much more than he can his relations! 1111 Somebody called at the county jail to see Grover F'orida last week. Sher iff Davis said he wasn't in and he didn't know when he’d be back. Grover, who got a jail sen tence and SSOO for helping Broncho Nell make moonshine, is reported to have left between two suns. 11l 1 William L. Wade, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Wyoming, who occupied the pulpit at the Meth odist church last Sunday, urged his hearers to vote for Sheriff Davis for reelction. If it were not for the tact that it is against the law for an official to ac cept money, from any organisation or Individual, and we know that Sheriff Davis would not transgress in this fashion, we might almost be tempted to place some credence in the report that he draws down >ISOO a year from the Anti-Saloon League in edition to his salary from the county. 1111 The nightingales' tongues and the broiled canary birds that us 3d to be rent in to the court house to ter pt Joe E ill’s delicate appetite are not going there any more. Has Joe died or is he at Coronado Beach for hie health? Gloom Kills More Men Than Moon, Says Hon. J. D. Woodruff, But Joy Will Return (Hon. J. D. Woodruff) The Denyer Post, and many other sensational newspapers, would lead one to believe that a large percent age of the deaths which occur nowa days are caused from the bad effects of moonshinee. I have before me the report of the Registrar of vital statis tics of Denver for last n-ohth and it shows a total of 532 deaths from all causes, of which just about two could be attributed to alcohol. This is about a fair example of the fanatical propa ganda and bunk that is being handed out This wet and dry proposition would be a greatjoke if It were not so tragic in its results. Few people are serious about it, or care much which way it goes only so far as It affects votes or money. There are very few politicians who are dry except in theory. The most of them will take a drink whenever the opportunity offers and at the same time they are passing huge ap propriations to carry out the Volstead law. This law maizes hypocrites of a great many really good men and women, and cowards of many more. If one depended on the newspapers for facts they would be led to believe that their own home town was about the only and last place on the map where a pint of moon could be bought, but when one comes to look around it is found there is no such thing as a dry town. One can buy a concoction | Last week, on the day that was the hottest Europe has known In 106 years, Z. Ross put on his fur cap and went down to work in his truck gar den on the edge of town. When the perspiration commenced to trickle from under the coon-skin he went in the house to see if he could locate cooler head-gear. The only thing in sight was a large picture hat belonging to his wife. Mr. Ross made the exchange and went on with his work. When he was ready to return to town he step ped into his cart and drove back. As he jogged along, Mr. Ross thought he never had seen so many smiling, happy faces. In fact, the occupants of every automobile he passed doubled up and shouted as they went by. When he reached home and looked in the glass he learned the source of their innocent merriment. He was still wearing Mrs. Ross’s hat with its wreath of red roses and a generous, upstanding bow of ribbon in the back. The effect of a large picture hat and long grey whiskers was unique. fill Some persons who oppose the re election of Sheriff Davis do so on the ground that sometime when making an arrest he will tremble his gun off and kill somebody he does not intend to. fill We hear that a local moonshiner was boosting his product declaring that he had made it for two years without a single complaint. 1 “What does that prove?’’ he de , manded of his hearers. 1 “That dead men tell no tales,” re plied a deep voice. 11 f I S. P. VanArsdale say 4 that it was not an attack of vertigo which seized him in the Northern Hotel a week ago Friday night. Well, the blind stag gers have killed many a good horse. 1111 A ballad of the Park County Jail written by the occupants in their leisure moments, will be published and the proceeds devoted to the es tablishment of a Home for Aged, In firm and Indigent Bootleggers. An effort will be made to secure the lot back of the Methodist church for this purpose. This ballad contains twenty verses and is devoted chiefly to a descrip tion of the characteristics ot the sher iff and his deputy. fill The federal prohibition commis sioner has ruled the dandelion is not a fruit and therefore cannot be used legally for the manufacture of wine for family use. of prune juice, battle ax tobacco and laundry soap almost anywhere, and for a little more money can get a fairly good double distilled raw whis key, colored, bottled, labeled and a U. S. revenue stamp plastered over the top. Moreover, just as long as people want it and will pay for it, there will be others who will make it and noth ing short of an end of the world would stop it, and, in the meantime, in one way or another, it is degrading more people than any other one thing that ever happened in this land of the free and home of the brave. Os course, a person who has made any sort of a study of the question knows there is no danger of the U. S or any considerable part of it ever going dry. Very few people want it to do so, certainly not the average politician, and while the prohibition workers have been called almost ev ery offensive name in the vocabulary, no one yet has called them fools. They are not going to work them selves out of a job nor entirely out of an ocasional drink. They know and appreciate a good thing when they have it, and just as long as sufficient funds are apropriated they will be on the job—an army, a mob of them. Most of them care no more for the principle of the movement, or its ulti mate results, than a Hottentot, and if their pay and rations were cut off (Continued on page 4) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1922. JOHN HlfflO MRS. HUfflff WNE WHITHET DISTINGUISHEiI GUESTS ftT THE STAMPEDE Fred Morris Elected Mayor Os Wolfville By Unanimous Vote-7 Cody’s Wild West The Talk Os Trie Basin And All Down The Line. (CAROLINE LOCKHART) Looks aa if all kinds of important folk might be sitting in our 11 ’1 ol’ grandstand watching our HI ol’ show on July 4,5, 6th. lu response to an invitation from the Stampede Committee, John W. Hay, l Republican candidate for governor, writes that if possible he will be here at least one day. Then we are hop ing that Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney will be able to get out on those dates and many other celebrities. The editor of Short Stories, pub lished by Doubleday-Page, wrote for information saying that he was going to tell his readers about the Cody Stampede in a department called the Story Teller’s Circle, and the Denver Post will help us tell the world about our show, and Kid Wilson wrote a Stampede sign that covered half his car when he went to Red Lodge this week, while we hear that everybody is tooting our horn all along the line. As soon as they arrive there will be 100 banners to tie on cars making trips through the Basin and else where, together with some dashing posters with a picture of Bill Pawley riding his white hoss straight up, and these are to be plastered wherever there is a place big enough to stick them. 1 We are not the kind that are born to blush unseen. In the meantime our executive staff is getting lined up in fine shape B. C. Rumsey who is to act as Chief of Police has selected his assistant* to meet such emergencies as may arise. They are Carl Hammitt. Joe Isham, Bill Borron and Bert Oliver?—all old timers who understand western peo ple and their ways. “The iron hand in the velvet glove” will be the motto of this quartette of mounted cops. J. M. Schwoob, Charles Belden and Monte Jones arrayed in their maddest, gladdest shirts and chaps will have charge of the parade. “Mike” Dayer, as treasurer, is busier than the man killing rattle snakes working out his system for handling tickets and the crowds at the gates. Dr. Royal Blaske who has charge of the grandstand has selected three ushers to help him out. MAYOR TRUEBLOOD TAKES OR NEW JOB Hollister, Manlove,SchwabNew City Officials-Appointment of Water Commissioner Opposed The city council met with its new mayor, Dr. R. C. Trueblood, on Mon day night and, as the Meeteetse News frequently observes, “a pleasant time was had by all”—including the spec tators on the side lines. Three of the officials of the former administration will hold over, F. F. McGee, city treasurer, H. F. Bell, city engineer, Harry Wiard, day marshal. The new appointments made by Mayor Trueblood and approved by the council are D. E. Hollister, city attorney, Fred Schaub, city clerk, Dr. C. Grant Manlove, police judge. The matter of the night marshal will be considered later. The appointment of Sam Forrest as water commission ier was opposed by Messrs. Hayden |and Johnson. ■ The appointments give general sat isfaction and are considered excellent. It will be noted that in retaining three members of the old administra- ■ tion Dr. Trueblood is carrying out his ' promise made before election, namely, i to make an effort to obtain coopera tion in.city affairs and to work along this line for the town's best interests. Dr. Trueblood is conceded to have 1 been uncommonly fair in retaining i the present incumbents in office as it is customary for an incoming mayor to lop off the heads of those who have opposed him and replace them with his own friends. He is also keeping his word in regard to the waterworks, i desiring that H. F. Bell, who planned < the new system, should finish his job The policy of this paper ts g to uphold the standards I and perpetuate the spirit I , of the old West. J ■ -* ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY Gunner Smith and Jack Daughters are making the lumber fly on the new half sectionof bleachers which is be ing built on the north end. Special attention is being paid to Wolfville to make it what we adver tise —the liveliest spot on earth while it lasts. Fred Morris has been elected May or of Wolfville by a unanimous vote. Al McLannahan with an able corps of asistants selected for their nimble fingers and flexible consciences will have charge of the roulette wheel, fero and crap games. We find we made no mistake when we chose C. H. Studebaker and Dick Rousseau to look after the amuse ments, all of which have for their pur pose the separating of patrons from their money. Provision is made this year for those who do not dance or gamble. They can eat 10,000 bucks worth of ice cream, after which, perhaps, they will be ready to go home. There will be plenty of seats and small ice cream tables and this popular corner of Wolfville will be in charge of Mrs. Ralph Wiltse, Mrs. Carrie Palm, Mrs; Ned Frost, Mrs. W. L. Simpson, Mrs. Charlie Blajne and assistants. In the meantime subscriptions are coming imfor Stampede stock but not enough yet to pay for the improve ments at the fair grounds, so remem ber the Stampede Committee and open, your hearts and let out a check aa soon as possible. The subscribers to date are as follow's: Kate Allerton Johnstone, Hamfl ilton, Mass >3O Andy Martin >lO Pete Peterson >lO J. P. Forbes, Coshocton, O >lO George Bratten >lO Nance Olmstead, N. Y. City >lO Eoa C. Brown >lO Mac Anderson, Omaha, Nebr >lO A. J. Cox >lO Arthur Holman >lO S. J. Ah lb erg >lO Russell Crane >lO B. C. Rumsey >2O Betty Rumsey >lO Margaret Greene, Hot Springs, Ark, ? without interference. Action will be taken later in regard to the office of water commissioner. There will be another meeting of the mayor and council on Saturday even ing at which time it probably will be settled. The matter of granting a permit for a 50x70 dance pavilion to C. H. Cass and Kid Wilson was considered. The location is next to the Brundage Hardware and is in the fire district but the permit will undoubtedly ba given if certain requirements, such as a corrugated iron roof, etc., are met. POWER FOR BASIN FRUHCODY DAM Basin.—The city council is now working on a plan by which they hope to be able to get electrical power over from the government plant at the Cody dam. Mayor West and the council have had this plan under consideration for some time past, but at one time it looked as if it would be impossible to get results. During the past two weeks, how ever, developments have been such as to give renewed hope that the plan will go through and that Basin will soon be able to provide power at such a profit that better rates can be an nounced after while. The plan is for a sixty-six mile service line to be built straight across from Cody to Greybull, with an exten sion to Basin. The power at Greybull is to be used by the Midwest plant, which is to join with the town of Ba sin in paying for the line. Basin's share of the cost of tills line will be about >20,000. The line when con structed will belong to the govern ment, and Basin will be permitted to retain half of each month’s bill for power until the >20,000 is paid back.