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(Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
Bill”) and Col. Peake.
I . J.
M. J. Dayer. C. A. Starkey, The Coleman Boys And Scores Os
Cody Citizens Give Generously Os Their Time
And Work Indefatigably To This End.
(Caroline Lockhart)
If we should be asked what one
tiding contributed most to the success
which the Stampede of 192JJ proved to
be, we would reply unhesitatingly:
We cannot say too much for the '
public spirit and generosity shown by
all Wito took a part, from Lloyd Cole
man as track manager, who workc-l
untiringly for weeks, to John Brooks '
as guardian and laborer, who watched
the property and cleared away when
all was done.
There was not a single clash and
everything on the inside worked as
smoothly from the first day to the last
as if it had been a perfected organi
sation which made a business of put
ting on Wild West shows. This, we
think, is something to be proud of
considering the number and different
kinds of people who participated.
Special praise is due M. J. Dayer i
for the business-like manner in whiich
he, as treasurer, handled the financial
end of it and for the judgment he
showed in selecting his assistants.
As well as we like “Mike” we never
’have properly appreciated him before.
Every ticket was numbered and ac
counted for from the first sold to the
C. A. Starkey, the wool-buyer, was
Mr. Bayer’s assistant. Mr. Starkey
has been coming here so long that he
is like one of the famlily and he work
ed as if he felt that way .about it, too.
Rockefellers Chilly
In Their‘Hen-Skins’
Caught In Snowstorm On Mount
Washburn, Gather Firewood
Just Like Poor Folks.
It is a shame to spoil a good story
with the truth but occasionally It has
to be done.
On Sunday morning the Enterprise
received the following telegram from
the New York Herald
“Please wire all you can get on ex
periences of Rockefeller party lost in
snowstorm on Mount Washburn and
their rescue. Interview if possible.”
The enterprising Enterprise prompt
ly called up SupL Albright at Mam
moth Hot Springs and his snort of in
dignation came plainly over the wire
when he l*MU*d the inquiry.
“Yes, I’ve just received a similar
telegram from the New York Ameri
can,” he replied, “and there’s nothing
to iL A person couldn’t get lost on
Mount Wasbburn if lie wanted to and
stories like that scare off timid tour
ists and hurt Park travel.
“The Rockefeller party was caught
on Mount Washburn on Saturday in
one of those sudden blizzards that
come and took refuge in a shelter
station. They wore thin clothing and
were very cold so they all turned in
and gathered firewood. Mrs. Percy
Rockefeller was the best wood collect
or of all. The snowstorm lasted about
an hour after which they came on to
Mammoth. They were relating their
experi*ences and were overheard by
some newspaper man who wired a
hair-raising story to the Associated
Press which had no foundation be
yond that which I have mentioned.”
William Shulls ot Powell thought
he would take a vacation In the way
of a fishing trip and slipped up to
Beck's lake early the morning of the
sth to try his luck.
Being from Powell, Mr. Shulls nat
urally was desirous ot going to as lit
tle expense as possible, so failed to
provide himself with a Ashling license.
As It happened, Carlie Downing also
was sttrrlng early that morning hunt
ing horses and piped the Powellite
angling from the bank.
Mr. Shulls readily admitted he had
no license and was arrested. Judge
Marston fined him *25 and costs.
dfie Coclu Enterprise
He was selling tickets, counting mon
ey and making out his report from
nine in the morning until twelve
o’clock at idghL
Equal commendation is due the rest
of« Mr. Bayer’s corps, namely, Henry
:Haid, Ed Wilder, Ted Hogg, Roger
'McGinnis, Jack Winters, Paul Christ
man, Sam Forrest, Fred Schaub,
Thornton Schwoob, Charles Parks,
John Hogg, Telfer Hogg, together
' with the ushers in the grandstand
' and bleachers, under Dr. Blaske, who
stuck to their posts as faithfully as if
they were getting something besides
“much obliged” for their time.
Then there were the mounted cops
under B. C. Rumsey doing police duty
without any pay in sight: Bert Oliver,
Joe Isham, Carl Hammitt, Hillis Jor
’ don. And at night at Wolfville, work
ing like hounds and staying until the
last dog was hanged, were Dick Rous
| seau. Art Nolan, Roger McGinnis,
i Stanley Quick. Al McLannahan with
Mrs. Ralph Wilts© and Mrs. Carrie
Palm handing out ice cream, to say
nothing of Mayor Fred Morris in his
violent red shirt.
There are many others who played
lesser parts but who showed the snme
generous spirit toward the Stam
pede and without which it cannot suc
ceed. If ever selfishness and personal
interest creeps in and members of the
Committee and the association begin
to use thir positions to further their
own Interests it is the beginning of
the end for the Cody Stampede.
With the Stampede safely tucked
away in history, the Chautauqua is
claiming the attention of Cody folks
this week. Those in charge believe
'the program this year will be the best
we have ever had and are urging gen
erous support for the entertainments.
The six days’ program opened Wed
nesday afternoon with the Hami Ju
bilee Singers, who also give a full
program at night. Their work is said
to be of high quality.
The program thereafter is as fol
Second day, afternoon, the Lotus
Quintette Club; evening, Lotus Quin
tette Club with Hon. F. F. Ellsworth,
Third day, afternoon, The Scotch
Duggins; evening. The Scotch Dug
gins and a lecture by Harold Morton
Fourth Day, afternoon. Ye Olde
New England Choir; evening, Ye Old©
New England Choir and reading by
Jeanette Kling.
Fifth day, afternoon. Brass Choir
Ensemble; evening, Brass Choir En
semble and a lecture by Hon. Richard
Sixth day, afternoon, children’s pa
geant with lecture by Joel W. East
man; evening, play, “The Shepherd
of the Hills.”
Season tickets are selling at >2.50
for adults and SI.OO for children. Sin
gle admissions for the afternoon per
formances are 35c and 25c and in the
evening 50c and 25c, except for the
play the last night which will be 75c
and 25c.
The plague of grasshoppers predict
ed tor northern Wyoming early in the
spring has appeared In some sections.
Down on the Powell fiat they have
hatched out In large numbors and the
farmers are running R. J. Allen, the
county agent, ragged with Imperative
demands for poison to end their ca
reers before they have done much
damage. Down at Byron, where they
have more time, the county agent
counted the grasshoppers on a square
foot of land and found they numbered
In the vtclnlty of Basin they have
become a menace to the crops, show
ing a particliiar weakness for beans.
According to the Basin Rustler they
ate up 30 acres of beans on Art Wrig
ley and a vendetta Is now on between
Art and the hoppers whech will bo
carried on by members ot his family
In the event that Art goes down in the
(Caroline Lockhart)
The clown, Earl Hayner, was one of
the distinct hits of the Stampede.
Dressed as a “dude” of the type that
has a genius for making a pest of him
self, he played his part so well that
hf deceived even those connected
with the show who were not in on the
John Brooks, the conscientious gate
man, exasperated at his efforts to slip
through and out onto the track every
time he opened the gate a crack or
turned his head, finally threatened to
hit him with a hammer, to the great
glee of (hose who watched the by
B. C. Rumsey, as chief of police,
had instructions to see that no one
was in the arena except those on
horseback. After seeing this pallid
creature in the little straw hat crawl
through the fence and creep out to
wards the centre with his Brownie
camera and ordering him back half
a dozen times, he took down his rope
and went after him in earnest. After
running him through the fence, hit*
ting him at every jump, Mr. Rumsey
came back with his eyes still gleam
ing but with a look of satisfaction on
his face and it was not until then that
he learned he had been lambasting
the clown.
We think it will be admitted that
Lloyd Coleman was truthful when he
said he had as salty a collection of
bucking horses as was ever seen at
any round-up, big or little. They were
the pick of the country between here
and Hardin, Montana. They were so
salty, in fact, that when some of the
riders numbers were called they could
not be found.
Speaking of Lloyd Colemanreminds
us that If he had a dollar for every
snapshot that Was made of him he
would have no financial worry the rest
of his life. He was a striking and
picturesque figure on his big white
horse and the best of it is he is un
conscious of his good looks and un
spoiled by attention.
A very large part of the success of
the Stampede was due to the efforts
of both Lloyd and George Coleman.
Always good-natured, level-headed,
unselfish, nothing was too much trou
ble. For ourself we think that the
Stampede has found in the “Coleman
boys” the ideal persons to handle the
Wild West end of it Themselves the
best riders in the country, no one can
dispute the fact that they know what
they are talking about when they
make a statement.
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The Indians had the time of their
lives, and said so. In fact, they stat
ed they would have be*»n here on the
4th of July in spite of Powell’s efforts
to detain them if they had not lost
their horses.
That they will be here next year is
a foregone conclusion for they had
hay, firewood and beef furnished them
and went home happy with elk and
deer hides.
Tlie thing that puzzled everybody
who was watching was how Bird-hat,
the old chief, started the Indian races.
So far as anyone could see he never
spoke or gave a signal yet the riders
seemed to know when it was a “go”
and when to come back exactly as if
they had received some word or sign
from him.
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The racing program was in charge
of John L. Fowler with Will Richard
as starter and there was much good
natured rivalry between them and
Lloyd Coleman as to which would get
their events off the fastest The run
ning races moved with unusual celer
ity and smoothness and was quite de
void of the jangling and rag)-chewing
over starts and finishes which so of
ten happens.
The two races during the three days
which brought the spectators up
standing was the close finish between
“Red,” owned by W. W. Hardy and
ridden by Joe Hardy and Miss Equal
ity, owned by D. D. Stall and ridden
by Lou Ericson. They ran almost*
neck and neck the entire distance but
Lou brought Miss Equality home a
winner by about the width of a whis
The match race between John Fow
ler’s horse “Brownie” with Kermit
Erickson up and a horse belonging to
F. S. Groves, Jr., and ridden by Carlie
Downing was equally thrilling. “Brow
nie” won but it was so close he had
n’t much to crow over and Carlie de
clares that if it had not been for the
heavy going he struck on the turn he
would have been the victor.
They will have to run it over next j
year to settle this momentous ques
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We cannot resist tailing a joke on
Roy Stambaugh. In the Tyler Bron
son relay race on the last day, he and
Carlie Downing came down the
stretch on the last half mile almost
“One of us will win. Carlie,” he call
ed to him. “We’ll keep the money at
home, anyhow.”
“H—1!” Carlie yelled back at him,
“there’s been an Indian in for half en
hour.’ ’
David Bull Mountain had dismount
ed and was leaving the track with his
F. S. Groves was in Dave Shelley’s
shop engaged in conversation with
Dave when a big Indian carrying a
saddle stalked in and stood beside
them. He stood a few minutes mo
tionless waiting for them to finish.
Suddenly the band started and this
was too much for even his Indian sto
icism, he struck Mr. Groves a whack
on the back, pointed to his saddle
and commanded;
“You fix him—quick! You hurry!”
Startled at first, the owner of the
T. E. grasped the situation and sol-j
emnly inspected the saddle.
“You’ll have to have a new cinch j
and latigo,” he told him.
right—you fix him —you hurry!’ [
u®ed the Indian to whom all white ■
folks looked alike so far as he could ,
The delay on the platform before
the Indian dance at Wolfville was
flue, to the fact that Bird-hat was mak
ing a speech through an interpreter
to the president of the Stampede.
He said that he was a big chief
among his people andn was first un
der Plenticoos. That he had heard
much of the Cody people and that all
the talk was good about them. That
this was the first time he had been to
visit and he saw that what he had
heard was the truth and he wanted i
to be friends with them and exchange
visits so according to the Indian cus
tom he had brought a present in the
way of a beaded headstall with an
old-fashioned bit for the president of
the Cody Stampede and wanted to
shake hands over it
The next day the president made a
present to Bird-hat. no now after this
ceremony it is understood that he and
his followers and the Cody people are
friends forever after.
Cheyenne, July 8. —Only 40 if the
male applicants for marriage licenses
during the first year of operation of
the Wyoming “eugenics” law were
found to be suffering from venereal
diseases in cimmunicablc form, ac
cording to a statement issued by the
State Board of Health, but 250 of the
persons Imprisoned in the state dur
ing the same period were found car
riers if venereal diseases. The state
ment follows:
“Tabulation of marriages in the va
rious counties during the first year of
the prenuptial examination law for
males prove that generally it has op
erated fairly well and that there Ps no
strong oppositiin to it, even by males.
“Many men whose residences are
iutslde Wyoming have come to this
state and taken the examination. Ap
proximately 40 of those who present
ed themselves for examination show
ed evidence if acute venereal disease.
“More than 250 prisoners In this
state have been found to be carriers
of venereal disease.”
Miss Betty Carter, yound and pret
ty, of the Pleasant Hill community
south of Gilletteis out after the honor i
of champion rattle snaks killer of Wy- j
oming. To date she has sent fifty |
six to the snake paradise, and that I
number is likely to be increased at
any moment, as Miss Betty knows the
rattlers like to enjoy the warm sun
shine at mid-day and she visits the
hillsides where they congregate, to
get in her deadly work. Os course,
she has competitors, and two of them.
Dick Bell and Bill Jones, ranchers
west of Gillette, have raided a couple
of dens and piled up a record of sixty
four. •
Plans To Make The Old Scout On Horseback In Bronze With
Base Os Native Granite—Figures To Be
Larger Than Life Size.
The Buffalo BiU statue is assured -
for Cody. This may be stated une
qulvocally. A great and enduring ’
work of art by America’s famous wo
man sculptor is to be a reality.
Mrs. Harry Payne WbUney, who
found It impossible to reach Cody in
time for the Stampede, arrived on
Sunday and discussed the details of
the Buffalo Bill memorial with tfio
She motored through the Park with
a party, having an exciting experi
ence when a wheel came off the car
on the edge of a high precipice. Word
was got to the transportation com
pany who sent a yellow bus to the res
cue. She arrived in Cody in a pour
ing rain but still smiling and saying
she enjoyed the experience.
Her private car was waiting at the
station and after a conference with
the committee in the Irma hotel she
left for New York the same evening.
At this meeting it was decided that
the memorial is to be an equestrian
I statue of the Colonel at the age of 30
| or thereabouts when he was the ecout
. and plainsman. He is to be mounted
jon a typical western horse such as
■ has been immortalized in the draw
l ings of Remington and Schreyvogel.
i The statue is to be in bronze with a
, base of the native pink granite and it
ifa to stand in a Buffalo Bill park
west of town facing the sun-down
slope. It will be somewhat larger
than life size.
Mrs. Whitney is most enthusiastic
over the work and declares she in
tends to make it her masterpiece, tak
ing about two years to its completion.
She will start upon her design immed
iately and intends to stay in New
Honorable Frank W. Mondell has |
represented the people of Wyoming j
through many of the best years of his
life, so now the question should not I
be. Shall the voters of the state sup
port him in the coming election, but I
it should be, Are we so fortunate as I
to have his consent to allow us the i
privilege of voting for him again.
It is not necessary to enumerate ‘
the many good things that Mr. Mon
dell has accomplished for our state'
while in office at Washington, as ev
ery schoolboy is familiar with the I
record and knows the good effects of j
legislation brought about by his ef
forts will endure as long as the state
of Wyoming lasts.
Through his personality, his untir
ing efforts, his honesty of purpose!
and his ability, he has become a na
tional character of the highest order.
His council, advice and help are
sought by the leaders and when given
are always considered. Conservative,
sound and good, even our president
asks for, accepts and often acts on
his advice, so we in Wyoming can be
justly proud that Mr. Mondell is there
Un Washington to speak for and rep
resent us.
We know that every act of his
comes through patriotic motives. He
never thinks of personal financial gain
but only to build up a record of hon
orable achievement that any man •
could be proud to point to as a monu
ment, and to know and have others
realize that the world and those who
live in it are better off for his having
been heret.
Mr. Mondell is a strong advocate
ot economy in all public affairs, not
in theory and talk, but in fact, know
ing that the .burden of taxation Is
heavy and a menace to honest en
deavor He cannot be classed as a
mere politician, for he is a highly
trained practical man as well. He
knows just what is required to be a
successful merchant, farmer or stock
grower, or to be a good preacher, law
yer or school teacher, so in his work
at Washington he is not handicapped
by a lack of knowledge of practical
things, which leads so many off on un
tried theories which so often result
in expensive failures.
We also admire Senator Kendrick
very much. We know him to be a
| The policy of this paper lai
Ito uphold the standards
■ and perpetuate the spirit
, of the old West.
i York all summer working upon ths
| statue. This, by the way, will be the
| first horse Mrs. Whitney has ever
. done as her other statues have all
' been figures, but she is not afraid oC
the task ahead of her and will tackle-,
it eagerly.
The statue will be unveiled at the
Cody Stampede two years hence, ac
cording to the present arrangement
and very likely by Jane Garlow, the
Colonel’s granddaughter.
As previously stated, there are the
best of reasons for believing that
the work will be financed by the Boy-
Scouts of America as Mr. James West
the executive head, takes most kindly
to the idea He is in Europe at pres
ent and will not return until Septem
ber. After that time things may be
expected to happen to this end.
The $5,000 whjch the state has ap
propriated for the erection of a suit
able memorial to Buffalo Bill will be
applied to the purchase of land from,
the Lincoln Land Co. providing Gov
ernor Carey is willing.
For the benefit of those who are in
terested in the appearance of celeb
. ritiea it may be stated that Mrs. Whit
! ney, who was Gertrude Vanderbilt
and Is very rich in her own
right, is a small, slender woman with
brown eyes and hair and was quietly
dressed in a brown felt sport hat,
I brown suit with a short skirt and high,
brown boots with soft tops.
, Although she is now a grandmother
she looks not more than thirty, iu
I friendly and unaffected in her speech
and manner and was altogether so
pleasing that the members of the com
mittee participated in the interview
with genuine pleasure.
splendid neighbor, and a whole-souled
I congenial, good friend to have, but he
,is not of our political faith and it
seems as though now as never before
we are in need of the help and relief
that the principles of the Republican
party, when carried out, have always
’ given ue.
The stock growers and indirectly
i everyone else, knows from recent ex
* perience just what free imports of
meat and wool mean to our business
and to our prosperity, and every bank
, er, merchant and business man all
the way along the line, even to the
I day laborer, feels it immediately.
When the livestock business is de
pressed and when it is at a low ebb,
| there is not much doing in other ordi
| nary lines.
So it would not seem wise for us to
j take any chances. We know beyond,
a question just where Mr. Mondell
and just what he will do for us in this
matter, and we know that without
such help the livestock interests can
not survive and endure. There is no
shadow of a doubt that Democratic
free Imports of meat and wool into
this country would drive every live
stock grower out of business within
the space of two years. This is not a
dream or theory, but is a demonstrat
[ ed, tried out fact, and any banker in
the state will, if honest, tell you that
j one more year of free meat and wool
■ would have ended the livestock busi
ness in Wyominb and with it many of
the banks and business houses aa
well, and that it did last long enough,
that in a great many cases recovery
is uncertain.
Personalities should not enter into
a political campaign. The fact that
a man or woman has been chosen by
their party and placed in nomination
should be sufficient guarantee of re
spectability, and unless som© detri
mental fact can be established, noth
ing should be said. Our differences
of opinion are of fundamentals, as We
see them, and riot of personalities.
If, for instance, we believe and think
from personal experience that for the
good of all concerned we should have
a reasonable amount of tariff to pro
tect our interests from the invasion
of foreign imports, then we should
vote for the Republican candidate.
If, on the other hand, one believed
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