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Founded In UN by Col. W. F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill”) and Col. Peake. i i ■■■■ ' I - , t VOLUME XXIII. NUMBER 45. suin' eucKERs for IHE COD Y SUM PEEIE Lloyd Coleman Comes Home With 25 Head Guaranteed to Make Best of ’Em Hunt for Something To Hang To. “The riders won’t come out of the chutes this year with their nats in their hands,” said Lloyd Coleman with a grin when he returned last week with twenty five head of buck ing horses tor which he had scoured the country between Cody and Har din, Montana. That he knows what he is talking about goes without saying for the track manager of the Cody Stampede /or 1922 is acknowledged to be the top bareback rider and one of the best bronc riders in this whole western country. They are a “snaky,” oily, salty bunch of buckers, or, in other words, to make our meaning clearer, "plumb dirty with their cookin’.” They are heavy, weighing between twelve and thirteen hundred, fat and alick as seals and with a certain look in their eyes calculated to throw a ecare into a rider who ordinarily might have his share of courage. About thirty or thirty-five head more are wanted so if anyone has a bad actor that needs riding the Stam pede is the place for the horse to meet his master. There is a prize of $25 for the best bucker in addition to the price of $2.50 a ride paid by the Association. Ten head of Jim Corder's unbroken mules will be on hand for the bare back mule riding, and those who saw some of them buck last year will r* member that it was well nigh worth the price of admission. Thea the cattle for the wild steer riding—it is getting the cattle that puts furrows in the brow of the Stam pede Committee. When a stockman is asked for the loan of his cattie, his smile fades and his warm handclasp of welcome sud denly relaxes. In addition, it is diffi cult to get cattle suitable for the pur pose as they are either dehorned or corral-fed and gentle as the family Jersey. This year the Committee will buy the cattle and sell them later. After going over the country with a fine tooth comb the right kind have been located in the Clarks Fork coun try. Frank Marlin says he will deliver twenty head of long-horned jack rabbits and will guarantee that none of them will come when they hear ‘‘bossy!" The purses and number of races are attracting the attention of the owners of fast ones throughout the Basin and on the Crow reservation. From the present outlook there will be no dearth of entries, particularly for the relay races for which many contestants have already gotten their strings together. In this connection it may be well to state that the girls who enter in the cowgirl races must be dressed as cowgirls and not come out looking like jockeys or circus riders in bloom ers or trousers. Their saddles also must be stock saddles weighing not less than 25 pounds. In the free-for-all they can dress as they like and ride any saddle that suits them. Blds on the soft drink and Ice cream concession for the fair-grounds should be sent to M. J. Dayer and not later than Saturday of this week. Subscriptions are still coming in to help put on the show. Mr. David Dickie of Dickie, Wyoming, remem bered us, and venerable John Evans up at the Rumsey Camp took our breath away with a request for ten shares of stock in the Association. The subscribers to date are as fol lows: Kate Allerton Johnstone, Hamil- ton, Mass. --- s : ’o Andy Martin $ lO Pete Peterson J. P. Forbes, Coshocton, O. $lO George Bretten - _slo Nance Olmstead, N. Y. City $lO Eoa C. Brown *lO Mac Anderson, Omaha, Nebr. —slo A. J. Cox „ - $lO Arthur Holman -- sl° Ss. J. Ahlberg $lO Russell* Crane $lO B. C. Rumsey S 2O Betty Rumsey $lO Margaret Greene, Hot Springs, Ark. . $lO David Dickie, Dickie, Wyo. $lO John Evans, Taos, N. M. SIOO eJfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEDNESAY, JUNE 14. 1922. SHEEPMEN’S SIGHTS TOO HIGH, SAYS C. A. STARKEY C. A. Starkey, the wool buyer, has purchased the clips of Henry Sayles. Nuchole, Gleckner and several other sheepmen in this locality. The average price was .32. He states that the wool market is very quiet at present auu not a c.ip has been sold for ten days. There are now 3,000,000 pounds between Rock Springs and Cheyenne and 1,000,000 pounds between Lander and Douglas. oThere is a sale of half a million pounds at Casper on Thursday, sealed bids, and he believes there will be some disappointed wool-growers when the bids are opened. The sheepmen's sights are too high in his opinion. Stampede Appeals To Col. Roosevelt’s Sister The Stampede Committee sent an invitation to the sister of Theodore Roosevelt, Mrjs. Douglas Robinsonj who sends a graceful note In reply, regretting that she cannot come this year but holds out the hope that there may be another time. Mrs. Robinson writes: “I wish with all my heart that I could accept your invitation to be present at the Cody Stampede in July. “Everything connected with the J ‘Wild West’ is dear to me on my brother’s. Colonel Roosevelt’s, ac count, and because, also, of my own happy memories of my visit to his ranch in the Bad Lands long ago. “I shall not give up the hope of being with you some time, but I was taken ill In February and was on my back for two months and am at pres ent obliged to be strangely careful of myself. “Regretfully yours, “Corinne Roosevelt Robinion.” Six-Shooter Kills Guest At Dude Ranch George Angel, of Detroit, accident ally shot himself in the breast while handling a 45 Colts belonging to Mrs. A. J. Cox, Jr., last Sunday morn ing. The family were at breakfast when they heard the shot on the veranda and hurried out to learn what had happened. Mr. Angel lived only a short time after the accident. He was socially prominent in De troit and well connected. He had been in ill health for some time and came out for the summer in the hope of being benefited. The body was shipped home for burial. He leaves a wife and two children. VISIT OF OFFICIALS MAY MEAN R. R. UP GREYBULL A number of Burlington officials were in Basin last week, among whom was Vice-president Burnham, and they made a trip up the Greybull Val ley with a view to building a branch line when the proposed project at the head of the river is completed. Th construction of the dam by the Greybull Va/ley Irrigation Co. is op posed by many of the settlers on the river and there may be considerable , litigation over the matter before it Is settled. GREYBULL ELKS BUGLEIN CODY Five cars of members of Greybull Elk lodge motored over to Cody Sat- ( urday afternoon. They were led by Mayor E. P. Landers, exalted ruler. They were entertained by a dozen of the local Elks at a banquet at the Hotel Irma and afterwards taken over to Geo. T. Beck’s residence for a smoker which consumed the balance of the evening. They were on a boost-> er trip advertising the three-days’| Elks Razzle-Dazzle which takes place at Greybull June 27, 28 and 29. All of the visiting Elks promised to come over to Cody for the Stampede July 4 and bring more with them. The dance on Saturday night at the Norquist brothers ranch on Jim creek was attended by many guests from town who report a wonderful time. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen FrcmThe Wer-Mgon Not so long since we received from i the Anti-Saloon League a voluminous document of eleven long closely type written pages telling us of the joys of prohibition, the good it was doing us, or the success with which it was being enforced, the eagerness with w’hich the law was accepted and obey ed by the public, etc., etc. It must have cost a lot of money to print. In the same mail was a newspaper containing a speech made at a mass meeting in lowa by the Rev. Clinton N. Howard of Rochester, N. Y., who apparently had informed himself well for the occasion. Said the Rev. Howard in ringing tones: “In large parts of this country we have prohibition only in name In thousands of towns and nlt<?r ar*d in seme instances in whole states, the j constitution has become a scrap «»f paper.” “It has been submarined and sunk | without notice and without trace. And j there are saloons upon the main streets that have not closed their doors or lowered their blinds since January 16, 1920, in spite of the s f ate law, the federal law and the constitu tion of the United States. "They would not recognize the eigh teenth amendment if it stood in fiout of their bar. They would sell a drink of liquor to the constitution with a I federal enforcement officer standing guard at the door. i "Why are they so bold? Because 1 the local political organization is more powerful than the federal con stitution;, and the national govern. ' ment is subservient to the local boss. I “Because many of these federal en forcement officers are crooks, some of them former saloon men and barkeep ers, who obtained their appointment upon the recommendation of a party organization. “It is the devil’s joke!” ? '4' • t$ 11 Three hundred and fifty-six bottles of rare wine w’hich was a part of the estate of Charles V. Farrin of Colo rado Springs, were bequeathed by him to the Y. M. C. A. and the Salva tion Army, presumably for medionM ■ purposes. They were ordered de-' stioyed by the county judge. That comes pretty near being the mile litnit of fanaticism to our notion. 1111 The news has filtered from the county jail that the authors of the in- | spired poem of twenty verses devoted 1 Taxation Unequal On the Powell Flat Recent Court Decision Legally Right But Equitably Wrong Is The Feeling Among the Project Settlers. Powell, Wyo., June 12, 1922. Editor of The Enterprise: The recent decision of the supreme court of the United States pertaining to the taxation of land under reclama tion projects is looked upon by many of the property owners in this vicinity as working a hardship upon a large number of taxpayers. This decision allows a part of the people living on the project, not only here but on all reclamation projects in the United States, to get by with nearly all their property exempt from taxation, leaving the burden to the rest. Until two years ago our state law, through its peculiar wording, was was construed to mean that land on a reclamation project was taxable on Its valuation where final certificate I had been issued, and where proof of residence only had been made could only be taxed for the equity the set tier had in it. This caused a very unequal rate of taxation and as a result a good deal of dissatisfaction. Therefore, during the last session of the legislature this law was changed and a plan worked out by the assessor so as to give a . very fair and equitable taxation as be tween the settlers on the project. Now, however, through the deci sion of the supreme court which was handed down on a similar case ap • pealed from the district court of Ari- i zona, everything done to equalize the ' to the sheriff and his deputy, their an tecedents, appearance and character istics, have been returned to their cells and put on an exclusive diet of spuds as a result of the publication of their poem entitled "Taters” which appeared in our last issue. The lot of the poet was ever a hard one in this unfeeling world. 1111 The following excerpt from a letter received from an Enterprise subscrib er is such a good specimen of the shallow logic of the average prohibi tion fanatic that we are moved to pub lish it. Says our Constant Reader: “When I was in Cbdy the state went dry.by a vote of three to one and Cody itself by a ratio of three and a half to one. So I am forced to look .upon the Enterprise’s fulminations against prohibition as the whine of the poor loser. Most of the advocates of the legal return of booze in Cody pre poor losers —good sports, but. never sportsmen.” According to the wTiter, when a mi an is defeated he should quit, other wise he is a “poor sportsman.” If he loses a battle and continues to fight he is a “whiner,” no matter how* right he may be or feel ’himself to be. We presume our correspondent ap plies this same reasoning to war, pol itics and sports. If he is right the people of the | North were “poor sportsmen” | they did not take the first trouncings given them by the South and the Belgians were “whiners” that they kept on fighting after the German in vasion. Our intolerant and cocksure reader seems not to realize that the people who oppose prohibition are quite as sincere in their conviction that it is i wrong as the prohibitionists are that it Is right, but with the difference that they are not urging a law mak ing the use of liquor compulsory upon those who do not want it. As we write, we have before us one of the numerous bulletins issued from prohibition headquarters rging among other things, that the prohibl. | tion warriors gird up their loins and igive battle in the sections whe.f they have been defeated by the wet candi dates. They must be “whiners” and "poor sportsmen” or they would ac. ■ cept the decision of the majority. i For ourself, we look upon what our faithful reader advocates as weakness of character. A “quitter” is among our pet aversions. taxes of the settlers has been nulli fied, and until congress sees fit to make some changes in the federal law it looks as if a part of the settlers were going to have to pay, not only their own taxes, but the taxes of their neighbors. The principle of just taxation is that each person shall bear his pro portionate share, but, under this deci sion, just the opposite happens. There is certainly no fairness in a law which compels a settler who has unit and who has acquired a final cer tificate to pay taxes on his land while his neighbor who has just as good and valuable land and has lived on it just as long but has not asked for a final certificate, has no taxes to pay. Lt is now for the people who are the sufferers by this decision to get busy and see that the situation Is brought to the attention of their sen ators and congressmen, and endeavor to have something done to relieve their condition, for most assuredly the longer this goes on the worse it will be for those settlers who have their final certificates, while those who have not their final certificates will be very slow to get them in view of the fact that by so doing they will increase their taxes. POWELL TAXPAYER. JOHN B. KENDRICK TO BE ORGANIZED AT MEETEETSE The friends of Senator John B. Ken drick are getting busy in Meeteetse and a Kendrick Club will be formed there next Tuesday, June 20th. The meeting will be in charge of John F. Cook of Cody with Alec Lin ton of Meeteetse vice-president of the organization. There will be a banquet at the Overland Hotel followed by a dance. Carl Johansson proved up on his homestead last week. SEN. NEW REGRETS INA- BILITY TO SEE STAMPEDE An interesting reply was received from United States Senator Harry S. New of Indiana in response to an in vitation from the Stampede Commit tee to attend the celebration in Cody on July 4,5, 6th. Says Senator New in his letter: "Thank you very much for your note of May 26, inviting) me to attend the Stampede at Cody, July 4, 5 and 6. I regret exceedingly that it is im possible for me to accept. It Is many years since I saw Cody, then a strug gling little settlement, mostly under canvas and without a railroad. As an old friend of the great American char acter for whom the town and as a lover of the West in the days of a generation ago, I more than re gret my inability to accept y©ur. Utyl: tation. “With every good wish for the suc cess of the Stampede, the towfi; and yourself. Sincerely yours,.. • HARRY S. NEW.” GOUNCILMEN PLAY SMALL POLITICS Hayden and Johnson Ask Re consideration Os Mayor’s Ap pointments—Others Are Well Suited. The action of Messrs. Hayden and Johnson at the council meeting Sat urday night in seeking to reconsider their approval of some of ; Mayor Trueblood’s appointments because of some local gossip as to the legal res idence of the gentlemen'in question, is quite in keeping with their usual methods of small -politjosrWhile we are not in a position at thia time to state the exact facts in. each of these cases we cannot refrain from asking why this sudden desire on the part of these men to inquire so closely into these matters? The notorious “Hairbreadth Harry,” night watch man under the Cox regime, and ap proved by Hayden and Johnson, did not, unless we are much mistaken, claim even residence in the state. Likewise, a more recent appointee to | that same office, one Bailey, is report- | ed to b a homesteader. Greever, Cox ' appointee and supporter, also shows j no hesitancy In accepting a job as; town attorney for Meeteetse, altho we have yet to hear him claim resi dence in the Good Town. What does it all amount to, any way? All three of the gentlemen named by Dr. Trueblood have been residents of the Cody community for many years, contributing directly and indirectly to the support of this town. Two of them are town taxpay ers and the third has for many years been a liberal patron of many Cody enterprises. What difference does it make if any or even all of these men should be discovered to have tlpchnicbJ legal residences elsewhere than within our city limits? We have heard no other criticism of their qualifications, and we don’t believe the majority of the people of this town wish to squabble over trifles. MISSMARJORY ROSS OBJECTSTOPAVILION Fears Jazz Music Will Spoil Her Beauty Sleep And Talks of Injunction Restraining Wilson and Cass Miss Marjory Ross threatens to be a stumbling block in the way of the new dance pavilion which Kid Wilson and C. H. Cass have obtained a per | mit from the town council to build ! on the iot next to the Brundage Hard | ware store. j Miss Ross, who lives with F. M. I Lane, talks of getting out an injunc tion restraining them upon the ground that the music will be a nuisance and ' disturb her slumbers. While the promoters admit that Miss Ross needs her beauty sleep, they contend that with a tennis court The policy of this paper la I to uphold the standards I and perpetuate the spirit I of the old West. J - ■ —'J ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY VELMA DAILY FOUND IN BILLINGS, MONT. Eloped To ’ Reservation With Farmer Hired Man Who Is Now In Jail On Serious Charge. Velma Daily is at home on the Car ter ranch with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Daily, and “Slim” Be quette, of nowhere in particular is In jaif, add anolher. good story is spoiled for the newspapers by the common place disclosures through the capture of the two whose mysterious disap pearance has stirred up the commun ity since a week ago last Sunday. Instead of the child-knapping of an unwilling maideiy in her nightie, by a hard-boiled hombre* seeking revenge for having had a Can tied to him last summer by the girl’s father, as re ported, it w*as a planned elovement, which, however, does not absolve Durquette who is held upon a serious charge.’ The atten.ie 1 a dance at Ishawooa on Saturday night and slept a bit later than usual on Sun day morning. When tney called Velma her room was einp’ j. the screen on the window cut* a portion of her clothing gone with the best ones still Iff the closet, her dog locked up and no note or clue to tell what had happene. beyond an aurc-mobile track which was lost at the Carter bi idge. It was not known that Velma, who is only sixteen, was interested in anyone, as she was young for her age and seldom went out unless accom panied by her parents. Suspicion in stantly fell on Bequette who was angry when discharged by Mr. Daily last summer. They learned that he had come up • Ralston on Saturday in a Ford rntx&bOut, bFingfcg two sheep-shear ers, and came to the conclusion that he had abducted the girl in some man ner. The officers were notified and a search was made for them over the surrounding country but no trace i could be found. Other towns were notified and on Monday of this week the sheriff’s office received word that Durquette was in Red Lodge. Mr. Daily accompanied the sheriff there where Bequette admitted the | elopement, saying she had written for i him, and told the girl’s whereabouts. She was located in Billings and is ! now back at the ranch. Velma was graduated from the eighth grade this year and was well liked by her schoolmates here in Cody. Bequette, who is twenty-seven, is said to have come originally from Ohio but is reported to have some property near Pryor to which place he took the girl when they left Cody. He will have a hearing on the 24th of this month. DICK REIF IS UNJUSTLY LISTED AS A SLACKER Dick Reif who has been absent from Cody for eight years returned last week to learn his name had been pub lished on the slacker list from Park county. He states that this is a great injus tice as although he was above draft age and did not come under the draft act he registered at Board I in Taco ma and at Board 13 in San Francisco. He was attached to the Department of Justice during the war and his work took him to Honolulu, Chili, and Old Mexico from which latter place he has just returned. i Mrs. Eoa Brow*n has accepted a po ' sition at the Valley ranch for the summer. She will help entertain the i guests and act as assistant dude wrangler to the “boss.” | | and a large garage between the dance ' pavilion and the Lane residence she ; will have to sit up to listen in order ‘to be dusturbed and the menace to her rest is not very serious. They also contend that if a person 1 elects to reside in the business dis ! trlct they must expect to hear sounds | other than the coo of mourning doves, and that if Messrs. Cass and Wilson 1 chose to put up a sash and blind sac . tory they would be within their rights in doing so. They have, however, ordered the work stopped and will thresh the ir.at- I ter out at the council meeting on Fri day night. In the meanti m all the | dancing folk are waiting eagerly for i the completion of the pavilion.