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Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
Bill”) and Col. Peake.
Horse-Hair Bridle For Dude Race-June Little Purse For Squaw
Race-Special Prize For Burro Race-Something For
Everybody At Cody’s Wild West, July ♦, 5, 6.
There will be music and music and
music at the Cody Stampede! Music
in the morning, music in th3 after
noon, and music at night at Wolfrille,
‘for the Gebo band and the ’lebo or
chestra are coming forty strong,
f The Stampede Comnn..et has been
so fortunate that it is almost afraid
►that something awful wW happen to
reven things up sinjj so much good
Juck seeias unnatural.
4 here arc forty-four petes ir,
Gebo band when complete waich ,
makes it an expensive organization
-and beyond the means of the Stam
pede Committee in ordinary circum
stances, but, owing to the fact that
the band is making a trip through the
Park it can afford to come at a price !
that the committee can afford to pay.
i The orchestra which is now playing I
<U the dance pavilion in Thermopolis
is made up of members of the band,
so this saves the expense of importing
a special orchestra for WolfvLlle.
This band from the little mining
town of Gebo has made a reputation
tor itself throughout Wyoming and
Montana. Upon the occasions when
iit has played in Billings for fairs and
carnivals it has more than held its
• own With the Billings band which ie
said to be of more than passing ex- j
•cellence. Anyway, the Gebp band es
pecially likes Cody and is coming pre- !
pared to please us. Four snuffy black '
horses have been engaged to drive on I
the band wagon.
A burro race will be one of the *
• events on the program. Seven of
these canary birds are furnshed by
Lou Ericson and will be ridden in a
100-yard dash by L. C. Freeman, June
■ Little, George Bratten and his little
brother. Jim Corder, J. M. Schwoob
and Mayor Trueblood—pick your win
ner—who have promised not tothrow
the race, foul each other, or do any
thing which would bar them off the i
'track as crooked riders.
Then there is a bucking bull from
fthe Meeteetse country that will be
brought over for the last day. To
date, the man who rode him four
jumps holds the record. He stands
-quietly while being saddled and until ■
his rider is mounted but at the touch
of the spurs he is gone from there.
Having piled his rider he stops in
stantly and goes to sleep while an
other is getting into the saddle, then
he repeats the performance and ap
pears to enjoy it.
The friends of the Stampede are
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She-Grizzly's Roars Echo Thru '
Hills When Wounded-Bears
ForEverybody on Elk Fork.
Ned Frost has again demonstrated
that he can find bears where there .
ain’t any.
Many bear hunters have returned ,
complaining that game was scarce
this season but the Frost party saw
seventeen bear in twelve days and j
got five of them which Is pretty near
a record.
Three grizzlies were killed by Dr.
A. P. Chesterfield of Detroit, Mich.,
an enormous black bear by Robert
Heaps of Boone, lowa, and a brown
bear by Ned himself.
One of the grizzlies was a she-bear
whose roars reverberated through the
mountains when wounded. She was
right on the fight but was unable to
locate the hunters. The other two
bear were two-year-olds.
J. A. Fessler, also of Detroit, was
the third member of the party.
Mr. Heaps has been hunting tour
years and got two bear each season.
They hunted on E.’k Fork and while
they hod bait out only the black bear
was taken at the batt.
The party before which was out
with Mr. Frost were out eighteen
days and brought home two bears,
shooting at six. The hunters were
Frederic S. Coburn and Oliver Wilson
of Chicago.
dfte Cody Enterprise
showing themselves to be such.
To "say it with flowers” is, of
course, a nice thing to do, but. Oh,
Boy! when they "say it with checks"
it’s a grand and glorious feelin* that
comes to the Stampede Committee.
Tyler Bronson of New York City,
who is a guest at Barry Willioms
new ranch, mailed us a check for $l5O
for a relay race.
Ned Frost is giving a handsome,
penitentiary made horse-hair bndle,
j pr*“«jd -at $75, tor <* htui mile dJSBi
, race—any horse, weight, age or sex.
j The only stipulation is that they
I must be dudes, genuine simon pure,
unacclimated dudes.
I June Little has given us $25.00 for
a squaw race, and that helps some! j
j One of the prize acquisitions for
; Wolfvllle on the last night is a beard
ed lady who throws down the gauntlet
and challenges all comers to wrestle
her, offering $lO to any husky who
thinks he can throw her—both should
ers and a hip touching—any hold
catch-as-catch-can or Graeco-Roman.
Another section of bleachers have
been covered and tumd Into a grand
stand and many automobile stalls
have been added, all of which will
add to the comfort of the visitors and
lessen the confusion. The chutes and
i corrals are to be enlarged and a pole
i fence built to the center of the field ,
i behind which the people who come on
'on horseback may stand.
I In the meantime other friends of
I the Stampede have bought stock to
help make the show of 1922 as good
as the best
To date the subscribers are:
Kate Allerton Johnstone, Hamil
ton, Mass. ,__s3o
Andy Martin sio
Pete Peterson $lO
J. P. Forbes, Coshocton, O. $lO
George Bratten $lO
Nance Olmstead, N. Y. City $lO
; Eoa C. Brown -10
I Mac Anderson, Omaha, Nebr. $lO
j A. J. Cox $lO
Arthur Holman $lO
S. J. Ahlberg $lO
Russell Crane $lO
B. C. Rumsey S2O
i Betty Rumsey $lO
Margaret Greene, Hot Springs,
Ark. $lO
David Dickie, Dickie, Wyo. $lO
John Evans, Taos, N. M. SIOO
Bert Oltver .’-$lO
James Kelly $lO '
Earnest Ricci --slo>
K. A. Johansson $lO
The Jangle over the location of the
dance pavilion tor which Kid Wilson
and C. H. Cass last week obtained a
permit from council to build on the ]'
lots next to the Brundags Hardware
store, lias been adjusted in a manner |
which would have been creditable to
Solomon himself.
Miss Marjory Ross and F. M. Lane I
i who live together in the latter's resl- I
I dence on the corner of Sheridan ave
i nue and Ist street, feared their slum- ‘
I bers would be disturbed by the or
chestra. so circulated a petition of
j protest omong their friends which
was signed by persons living four and
a half blocks away.
Messrs. Wilson and Cass, always
willing to oblige a lady to say noth
ing ot two ladles, agreed to change
their location providing they were re
imbursed for the cost of the founda
tion which was already well under
F. M. Lane, therefore, went down
In her jeans tor hulf of the amount,
»65. and is taking up a collection
among her friends to raise the other
half, and Messrs. Wilson and Cass
moved their dance pavilion over on
■ the vacant lot next to Ed Bohlin's
j leather goods store. So all danger of
I civil war has passed and everybody
! is happy and satisfied, Including Miss
I Marjory Ross and F. M. Lane who
J haven't a thing to disturb them now
i J excepting the tourists filling their
tires with air at the Cody garage next
s door, and maybe a little later arrange
l I nients can be made to have the gar
-1 age moved.
As Seen FbomlYie WebMgon
The ambition of the prohibition fa
natics to make the ocean dry ba*
been thwarted, at least tempora '»
by a decision permitting the sal3 <t
liquor outside the three mile zone bv
ships flying the Ameiicun flag
The dry organizations are srior.’.nj?
fire but Chairman Lasker of the ship
ping board is standing pat at last re
All the world knows that American
steamers have not been able to com
pete with foreign lines since the com
ing of prohibition.
The class of people who travel will
not patronize "dry” steamers with the
result that French, German, Italian
and Scandinavian boats have been
booked to their capacity while Amer- .
J lean lines have been operating at a :
■ loss.
It is uphill business making people J
good by law.
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Once again a dark cloud of suspi
| cion hangs over oUr friend Marshal
Hay of Hart Mountain. He is accused 1
by the sheriff and his deputy of hav- j
ing written the poem called "Tatera”
published recently in the Enterprise.
Now it is only fair to Marshal to
state that while he may be guilty of
manufacturing, selling, transporting,
drinking hard liquor he is too chival
rous to reflect upon a lady’s cooking
and he is not responsible for "Taters”
or the circulation of the poem.
• I
C. A_ Starkey, the wool-buyer, prov
ed to be a good prophet when he ex
pressed the opinion last week that
there would be some disappointed
wool-growers »r en the bids were
opened on the half million pounds of
wool at the sale in Casper last Thurs
What w’as expected to be the great
wool sale of the season was a failure,
as out of the 500.000 pounds offered
only 200,000 pounds were sold. "No
sales" were recorded in the majority
of cases although 50 growers and buy
ers were present.
Such clips as were sold went for
37 cents, 35 cents, 33 cents, etc.
The buyers are accused by the
growers of having a pool of their own.
The Italian girl with the “acordeen"
who was so admired in Cody
when she played here with the Red
Lodge orchestra during the Stampede
and at the Stampede ball, was mar
ried last week in Red Lodge to Syl
vester Braida of that place.
Mrs. Braida, who, in addition to
unusual talent, has good looks and
much charm of manner, has had many
offers from vaudeville managers.
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Velma Daily and Forrest Bequette
were married at 3 o’clock on Wednes
day by the Rev. A. M. Shepperd.
While Velma is only 16 the parents
gave their consent to the marriage.
A large time was had at Meeteetse
on Tuesday night when the Demo
cratic clans gathered in uor neighbor
ing city on the Greybull. A large del
egation of Jeffersonian stalwarts from
Cody, headed by Chairman John F.
Cook of the county central commit
tee. were in attendance.
Starting with a well-attended ban
quet at the Overland hotel, the even
ing’s program proceeded with sevral
enthusiastic speeches, chief of which
was an address by Joseph C. O’Ma
honey of Cheyenne, vrho for several |
years past has been Senator Kend- ■
rick’s rfght band man in Wyoming.
The rolls of the Kendrick Club of
Park county were thrown open for!
new members and some forty names I
were added to the list.
The evening ended with a dance. I
music for which was furnished by an I
orchestra from Cody.
G*anguet and Brandt have been
obliged to take back the Two Dot
ranch from Frank L. Hudson who was
' unable to meet his payments.
W. L. Wade, superintendent of the
Anti-Saioon League, was in town a
couple of weeks »go talking prohibi
tion, and, to quote from the Herald,
’‘presented arguments and proofs
showing the success of the enforce
ment of the law."
Anybody ever hear of any other
law where it was deemed necessary
to pay a man a large salary to go
around and tell people how success
fully it was being enforced?
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Our anxiety regarding the wherea
bouts of Joe Hill is relieved. He is
said to be spending the heated season
at the Barbee ranch and working on
■ the road to the Hoodoo ranch.
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Somebody told us that Sheriff
| Davis acted according to his lights.
! He must keep his dimmers on.
Because we like the superlative,
!iye sort of admire the brazen way in
j which our big brother, the Cheyenne
' Tribune, gloms its little sister’s sto
ries. The story of the Boy Scouts
and the Whitney statue was printed
without the change of a comma, and
also without credit It’s a bad exam
ple as Buwer Deming sets us.
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There is said to be a new stool
pigeon in our midst —a little bird
with a broken wing.
Trapper Woodruff
Stumped The Prof.
(By J. D. Woodruff)
Geologists are not always correct
and accurate. Their mistakes, like
those of doctors, are not easily check
ed up.
I remember being out with Profess
or Wortman from the Smithsonian
Institute, a very learned man he was,
looking for fossils. As soon as he
described a certain yellowish brown
strata that he wanted to find I knew
where it cropped out and took him to
it. The professor was a congenial
sort of a fellow, asked me all sorts of
questions about the West, the habits
of the wild animals and everything,
so In turn I asked him about geology.
He told me this certain strata was
thirty millions of years old.
Some years after another professor
came out with a letter from Prof.
Wortman asking me to go again, as
there was something they were anx- j
ious to find to check things up and j
prove their theory. <
This second Prof, was p. surly, se-. .
eluded sort of a man, and did not care *
to answer nor ask questions. I did
not like him, but finally I asked him j J
how old the strata was. He said, "If .
it interests you so very much, I will *
tell you. It’s thirty millions of yeors
old. ” I said," Prof., you are wrong.’’ I ,
He said, "Have you made a study of .
geology?” “Yes, and I can prove to (
you that you are wrong. "Well, sir, ]
If you can, you will create a reputa
tion that will live long after Prof. (
Wortman, the Smithsonian, and al
most everything else is dead and for- ‘
“This is one of the best known
stratas. The earth seemed to be pro- '
lific of life at that time and in this
strata we find some of the most inter- ,
esting fossils, and it is given up by all
well-informed scientific students to be
of that age, so, sir, I am slightly in
terested to know why you differ.”
I answered: "To establish my
claim I have only to quote Prof. Wort
man, whom you concede to be au- i
“Yes. sir; proceed.”
"Well, thirty-seven years ago I was
here with Prof. Wortman, and he told j
me that this strata was thirty mill
ions of years old then. If he was cor
rect, of course the strata is thirty
millions and thirty-seven years old
It was worth the effort. The poor
old top-heavy, dyspeptic wreck smiled
land said: "I stand corrected. I will
| embody this fresh knowledge In my
i report., and say to the world that I
■ was called down and proved to be in-
I accurate by a Wyoming trapper who
' don’t know sandstone from shale, and
, I shall do myself the honor of send
, ing you a copy of my report.”
I So, you see, geologists with all their
| vast knowledge can make mistakes.
I Cars from Texas and California
I were seen on the streets last week.
' Early birds headed for the Park.
' Famous Woman Flyer Stops To
Get Grizzly Enroute to Coast
' -Guided by Shorty Kelly.
Ruth Law, famous aviatrlx, arrived
in Cody with her husband, Charles
Oliver, on Friday night She is driv
ing through Yellowstone Park en
route to the coast in o Cadillac car.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver started Tues
day morning on a bear hunt under the
guidance of Shorty Kelly. They were
outfitted by Ned Frost and will camp
on Elk Fork.
Mrs. Oliver has been flying since
1911 and was the only woman to fly
during the world war. She has made '
■ flights in every country In the world '
and established the aerial mail ser
vice in the Philippines. ■
In 1916 she held the American non- '
stop record which at that time was I
the second longs*! in the wdrld. Sb£
lias made many brilliant flights and
possesses many insignias presented
to her in recognition of her perform
Mrs. Oliver is a good-looking young
woman and wears smart clothes.
Alta Booth Dunn (Mrs. E. E.) re
cently had a fine compliment paid her
by the publishers of a magazine called
"The Farmers Wife" who selected her
letter as one of sixty-eight deemed
worthy of publication and special
mention out of seven thousand replies
This magazine promoted a prize leb
ter contest among farmers’ wives,
the subject being the question, “Do
you want your daughter to marry a
The returns disclosed the fact that
that 94 per cent were satisfied with
farm life.
Printed below is Mrs. Dunn's letter
in the prize letter contest:
Farm Girls Have The Best Chance
For a Full, Rich Life
Having spent the first two years of
my married life, as well as much of
my childhood in Chicago, city life (
holds no glamour, no lure for me. I
know its lacks too well. I would not (
exchange the homely joy of riding in .
a “tin Lizzie” in the country for the * (
excitement of “keeping up with Liz- (
zie" in the city or town. I have had ,
more genuine enjoyment in caring for j
and breeding up my flock of beauti
ful White Rock chickens; more real ,
pleasure i;i tending my flowers
vegetables, more honest satisfaction
in working with the lambs and bees,
than I ever experienced in the varied (
round of activities that made up my
life in the city. Such wholesome,
out door work serves not merely as
an absorbing occupation for the mo- i
meat, a time-killer, so to speak, but
is also an investment which later
i pays weil. There is not space here
to tell of my love for the panorama
of ever-changing beauty that unrolls
1 from my cabin on the hilltop.
Country life has its drawbacks. So
has life elsewhere. The country
needs better roads, better schools,
better housing, better sanitation, more
pure-bred livestock and poultry, more
modem equipment for women, a bet
i ter system of distribution of_ farm
j products to make farming business
: better and thus make the foregoing
; reforms easier to effect Farm peo-1
pie particluarly need a wider social 1
horizon. There is no legitimate rea
son why farmers in well-settled locali
ties should flock together exclusively. 1
any more than there Is for butchers
or bankers or preacehrs.
From observation of the young cou
ples establishing new farm homes in
the neighborhood about me. I believe
that these girls have a better chance
for a full,rich life, than have those
who marry the average young city
' Many of these young country cou
ples are starting out with a piece of
land of their own—not clear, ft is
true, but with a mortgage that Is an
incentive to work, an opportunity, not
an Incubus. Their homes are plain
but comfortable, neat and well-kept!
i (Continued on -
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j The policy of this paper Is
Ito uphold the standards
and perpetuate the spirit
of the old West.

) Reconsider Appointments And
Leave Town Without Police
Judge When Needed,
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I The meeting of the Town Council
i last Friday night proved a very quiet
affair in spite of the fact that a con-
L Siderable number of citizens had
gathered at the city hall in apparent
expectation of something interesting.
The mayor and all members of the
council were in attendance, also
Messrs. Johnson and Hayden.
After attending to the usual
, business, the matter of the dance pa
j vilion of Messrs. Cass and Wilson
was taken up. This proposition had
evidently been previously thrashed
, out between the interested parties,
’and upon the application of Cass and
'Wilson to have the location changed**’
I to the lots on the northeast corner
of Seek avenue and Second street, all
i outside objection was withdrawn and
the change unanimously approved by
' the council.
, Herman Munsterman applied- for
i and was granted permission to make
certain changes in the improvements
on his property at Sheridan avenue
and Fourth street.
The matter of the mayor’s ap
pointment of town officers was then
taken up and a motion to reconsider
the motion approving these appoint
ments was carried, Mayor Trueblood
and Councilman Stump voting no.
The appointment of Fred W. Schaub
as town clerk was then approved. No
action was taken on the remaining
I This action was made possible by
the votes of Messrs. Johnson and
Hayden, the validity of whose seats
on the council is now being question
ed in the courts, and makes further
apparent the intention of these two
to make the best of their jobs, while
they seem to continue, to obstruct
and impede the administration of Dr.
Trueblood. Whatever else may be
the result of such tactics, it place*
the city In a position of being with
out a police justice at a time when
'such an officer is most needed.
Some tourists motoring from
Mount Zion, lowa, arrived in Cody
last Saturday night with a thrilling
talc of being pursued and surrounded
by a bandit while crossing a lonely
stretch of road between Cody and
He was described as a hard-looking
character and undoubtedly a desper
ado bent on plunder, rapine and mur
der. As he chased them for a long
distance in a Ford car they were able
to give au accurate description of
He was recognized as Fay Hiscox
and the tourists were warmly congrat
ulated upon their narrow escape from
perhaps "w’orse than death” as the
papers have it in recording such inci
Hal Evarts arrived on Thursday
from his home in Hutchinson, Kan
sas, Mr. Evarts whose stories in the
Saturday Evening Post are popular
both east and west has frequently
used this locality for his setting and
taken some of his characters from
these parts. He formerly had a ranch
on the North Fork and has many
friends here who are glad to see him
back again.
I The Enterprise’s society editor
. from Bald Ridge sends the following
A Little News From Ball Rich
A. M. Walters has taken his cattle
in Sunlight Basin. Mr. Aug Schultz
and Howered Starr helped him take
them in.
Mr. and Mrs. Aug Schultz where up
with A. M. WaJters and Mary A. Say.
All went to a dance in Sunlight. Mr.
Walter Alexander gave a weddin
dance last Saturday nigh* all had a
grand time. The dance was at For
est Ranger Staison.
The Washakie hotel in Thermop
olis has been bought by David Dickie
of Dickie, Wyo., snd E. E. Lona
baugh of Sheridan.

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