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Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. CdUy ("Buffalo BUI") and Col. Peake. I -J. VOLUME XXIII. NUMBER 50. STAMPEDEBUSINESS MEANSMUGHTO ALL Biggest Three Days In History OfVown Is Unanimous Ver dict Os Cody Merchants. Curious to know what the last ■Stampede with its big crowds meant ■to the business men of Cody, the En terprise obtained the following state ments which contain some surprising figures and prove pretty clearly that nothing should be permitted which •would in any way handicap the Stam pede Committee in its efforts to make this celebration yearly grow bigger and better. The Cody Trading Company: “The Cody Stampede means more to us than the tourist business of the en tire summer,” said C. C. Melton em phatically. “This year it was simply astounding. It seemed as if every rider and dude and rancher in the ■country waited for the Stampede to outfit himself in our clothing depart ment. We could not hand out suits and boots and Stetsons, shirts and handkerchiefs fast enough. I never saw anything like it. “And the most amazing part of it to us who are expected to contribute to everything, is that the Stampede asks nothing and gives everything. Why, we used to dig up SIOO every year Cora little old Fourth of July celebration and got nothing back in ■the way of business. We are for the Stampede first, last and always.” • •' • Palace Meat Market: “Well, I guess wc did a little business,” said A. B. Larson, dryly. "We sold 1,000 pounds of hamburger and 400 pounds of ‘weenies’ with other meat in pro portion.” • • • The Cody Bakery-: “We baked 1200 loaves of bread in one day and sold it all, besides a lot we had left over.” • • • Ebert's Grocery Store: “Seventy five per cent more business than nor mal,” was Stanley Quick's estimate, -and he added that he still had blisters from the extra miles he traveled waiting on customers. • • • Postoffice Store:. “We did a won derful business,” said Otto Koenig, “double, triple and then some. Every hour that the people were not at the grounds the store was crowded. Next year the merchants should get togeth er and boost the purses. The Stam pede meant a lot to the Postoffice Store. Believe me, I’m for it.” • • • Banner Grocery: “Worn to a fraz zle,” declared Mrs. C. J. Siggins. “We were on the go every minute the store was open. Our business was 100 per cent above normal, easily. Never saw anything like it.” • • • Dave Shelley’s Saddle Emporium: “Was 1 busy?” Dave’s voice rose to high C in a crescendo move roent as he repeated the question. “Say, I’d a been in the hospital if there had been three more days of it. Five hun dred times above normal is not exag gerating. Way and beyond the big gest days I’ve ever had in all the years I've been in business. Looked like everybody in the world wanted a new saddle or bridle or martingale or blanket. Anybody that says any thing against the Stampede has me to lick, you can tell ’em.” Photograph Gallery: “Snowed un der,” was W. H. Bates’ way of saying, “haven’t come out yet for that mat ter. Couldn’t make postcards of the parade and riders fast enough. Big gest business ever.” • • • Cody Drug and Jewelry: “We sold between 80 and 90 gallons of ice cream alone,” was Mrs. Trueblood’s answer. “Had so much help that they were falling over each other and still customers had to wait The Stam pede was a great thing for us and for everybody.” • • • Golden Rule: “Our sales were so much above normal that it would bt hard to estimate them,” declared George Bratten. “Shirts, handker chiefs, boots, everything in that line sold like hot-cakes. Cleaned us out nearly. Next year I’ll know better how to prepare for IL” • • • Ford Service Station: “500 gallons of gasoline a day, that was our aver age,” replied H. W. Thurston, “and a record for us.” • • • Grupp’s Restaurant: “Sold out and elfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ROAD SHARPS GIVE THE CANYON ROAD ONCE OVER A party consisting of Governor; Carey, John Snyder of Lovell, Robt. Laird of the State Highway Depart ment, L. R. Ewart and others made a trip of inspection over the Shoshone canyon road with a view to future improvements. It was conceded by the Governor and Mr. Laird that the south road is feasible and that a bridge at the flve mile point in the canyon is neces sary. Thia it was agreed would come about all in good time but not in the Immediate future. There will be some money spent on the canyon road with a view to lessening the danger of machines going over the embank ment, and surfacing some rough por tions. PARK BUS DRIVERS UP TO OLD TRICKS Complaints Os Reckless Driving Loud Among Tourists, Who Are Their Victims. Editor of Enterprise: I motored better than two thousand miles to spend ten days in Yellow stone National Park. It certainly i% not ah exaggeration to call the Park the “Wonderland of the World.” By those who know I am told that twice as many cars went tru Cody to the Park this year than last —and the big end of the season is yet to come. Yet the perfect pleasure of the trip was marred by the reckless driving of the 'buses and in three different instances tourists were actually push ed off the road. Without exception in every camp at which we pitched our tent the common complaint was the way these buses hogged the road and ignored the speed limit. They apparently had not the slightest con cern for the rights of the tourists. If this reckless driving continues to en danger the lives of peoplt touring the Park in their own cars Cody tourist trade will collapse. Now, what’s the remedy? First of all, the matter of wild driving should be brought to the authorities of the Transportation Company perhaps by the Cody Com mercial Club. 1 feel sure that if they were thus informed of how the tourists feel about this matter they would do something to insure greater safety for those making the Park in their own cars. Further dangers to tourists would be eliminated by the use of the one-way traffic system, not only thru the Shoshone Canyon road but thru the entire Park itself. This system is used to fine advantage in other parks, and I found that it work ed particularly well in the Sequoia Park, California. GEO. K. SIPE. CODY CLUB BACKS SS,OOOJJOO HOTEL A contract between B. H. Farrell and tile Cody Club was signed this week whereby the Club guarantees the payment ot *7,000 when the sum ot SIO,OOO is raised by Mr. Farrell for promotion expenses tor the $5,000,- 000 Club hotel which Mr. Farrell pro poses to build in Cody. Mr. Farrell who left for Chicago on Tuesday morning anticipates that he will have no difficulty in raising ei ther the SIO,OOO or In selling the club memberships at SI,OOO to wealthy per sons who wish to rough it luxuriously In the Rockies. He is promoting a similar proposi tion In Thermopolis but on a less am bitious scale. Mr. Farrell's dream Is a large one and now that Cody has done what is asked of it has nothing to do but sit back on Its haunches and watoh It materialize. The promoter will make Cody his | headquarters. ■ played out," was the laconic answer ' from this old timer. "Worked to I death. Biggest days I ever had in Cody." Raines’ Barber Shop: "Cut hair as if I was mowing hay," said the pro prietor. i Patronize the advertiser*. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen From The Upon seeing the headline in the Enterprise week mefore last, “Bill Pawley Hangs In the White House,” one of Bill’s friends observed that he always knew Bill would hang some where but he thought it would be at Rawiins or some place nearer home. 1111 A humorist An San Francisco circu lated the report that men over 85 ,werp exempt from the provisions of the Volstead act and all they had to do was to go to prohibition enforce ment headquarters and ask for a dis pensation permit. It was asserted that it was mandatory upon the gov ernment to grant these requests. As a result of this rumor it is said that I there was a line of octogenarianseev | en blocks long waiting at prohibition ' headquarters when the director ap peared the morning after the cruel : jest was perpetrated. | Cripples who had had to be waited upon, the bedriden that had not walk- l ed for years, astonished their rela tives by crawling out and stepping off briskly toward prohibition head quarters with their birth certificates. Such an aggregation of Oldest Inhab itants was never seen together and it was asserted that the wail of quaver ing voices was pitiful to listen to when the director broke the news that there was nothing to it and they would have to die sober. There’s such a thing as carrying a joke too far. 1111 When Jim Corder told us some days before the Stampede that his almanac predicted a “spell of weather” around the dates set for the celebration we gave small heed to it, but after the deluge which arrived almost on sched ule we shall listen respectfully when James quotes from his favorite au thor. 1111 We had just finished perusing the documents sent out from state prohi bition headquarters, which we read religiously, wherein it was proved conclusively that hard liquor was a' tiling of the past in Wyoming—thanks i to the efforts of its honest and effi- ■ clent enforcement officers —when we stumbled on the following dispatch which made us wondes who in the! dickens a person was to believe any- : how: Cheyenne, Wyo., July s.—Volume of I business that exceeded by 30 arrests that of any previous month since pro-1 hibition went into effect was accom-i plished by the office of the Federal, Prohibition Director for Wyoming.; during the past month. The number of arrests was almost twice as great during June as in May. 121 persons were arrested for disagreeing with Volstead last month. 1111 We learn from the judges that Clar ence Snyder of Ishawooa who made a remarkably fine ride during the Stam pede had an average which came close to getting him first money. Bad jluck in the way of a poor horse brought his average down so that he just missed UL “Bill’’ Pawley is another whose ride deserves special mention and very | likely we were more disappointed l than he was that It should happen again that he did not quite bring home the bacon for he is a clean rider and one of the best in the country. We may say in passing that both these riders showed themselves good sportsmen and did not whimper over the decisions—a very different spirit from that shown by Tegland of Miles City who, after standing around dur ing the three days sneering at “pump kin shows” intimated that the judges had been bought because he received third instead of first money. “Pumpkin shows” appear to be his speed since the best he has ever done is third at Bozeman and he should by now be used to that position. 1 Ik 11 We noticed more bootleggers than usual about last week. The only way we can acount for the sudden Influx is that they were looking for business among the Chautauqua cjowd. CHARLES S. HILL, WY OMING’S BOY ORATOR Charles S. Hill, immigration com missioner, accompanied Governor Carey on his campaign tour in this section. Mr. Hill, by the way, 1« him self an orator of no mean ability and , talks equally well upon immigration. Irrigation or prohibition. He has the faculty of holding the close attention of his audience which is the test of public speaking. When Hann’s Jubilee Singers drove up to the Irma and stopped,' a large. . pompous, ebony-hued gent reared back and commanded a bystander: “Tell Newton I’se hyar!” 1111 We’d like to know how a letter ad dressed like this got in our box: Wyoming Booze Paper Cody, Wyo. 1111 When this section went dry it was, as we recall, by a vote of about two or three to one. In the same ratio ; it would go wet again should it be left to the wishes of the people if the ballots now going through the postof fice in the test vote being polled by . tile Liiterary Digest are any indica tion of local sentiment. 1111 Thomas Osborne, Jr., of Meeteetse has announced his candidacy for the •four-year term for county commission er. The voters are in luck to have the opportunity of voting for a man like Mr. Osborne for this position. His opponent is S. A. Watkins. Mr. Watkins, we are informed, is very sanguine of his re-election. Who was that giggled? 1111 We look to the Basin Rustler to keep us informed on the grasshopper situation, and it seldom disappoints us. It has the same penchant for grasshopper stories that we have for snake stories. Last week we learned that grass hoppers ate up 30 acres of beans on Art Wrigley, and this week we read that Alphonso Moncurs turned 350 head of chickens loose on 15 acres of alfalfa and in ten days there .was not a single grasshopper left for a sam ple. "'.. ,’ ■ “ •' * •'' ? 4 111 We should have included the names of Harry Wiard, Sam Forrest and Carlie Downing when mentioning those who worked hard for the Stam pede without remuneration. Our pop i ular cop loaned his team and his pi I ; ano and was always on hand when , needed, while Mr. Forrest, our near water commissiiioner, was on the job for hours taking tickets at Wolfville. , As for Carlie Downing, he was every where and space is too limited to enu- I merate the many things he did to help ! the Stampede committee both at the chutes and in the office. 1111 M’goodness! Listen to what hap pened down in Riverton last week! Seems as if the more we hear about these prohibitionists and reformers who are hounding us into the Straight and Narrow, the less respect we have for them. Sorta looks as if an appall ing number of them are hypocrites making a 10l of noise about other peo ple’s shortcomings in order to cover up their own activities. Mr. E. H. Luikart, president of the Farmers State Bank of Rivet‘.on, has been loud in his denunciation of those who violated the Volstead Act, ac cording to the papers in that locality. He has stood for the strict enforce ment of the prohibition law and mer ciless in his attitude toward these who violated it. Without knowing, we take it he is a Methodist. Then, two weeks ago last Friday, while the sheriff was cached in the shadow of the Masonic Temple of Riv erton waiting to grab a bootlegger, he caught Mr. Luikart rolling a barrel of whiskey up a plank into the back door of the bank building. Ordinarily we would admire and commend the president’s prudence iu putting it in a place of safe keeping and regret the misfortune which over took him but in the circumstances we cannot refrain from cackling gleefully. 1111 Archie Campbell, the part Indian boy from Riverton who rode five buck ing horses in one afternoon at th’e Stampede and was knocked out twice, is what is known among the “hands” as a “ridln’ fool.” This is not intend ed as disparagement but the last word in praise. Mr. Hill has been sending out some particularly attractive folders from his department. The text, setting forth the charms of Wyoming and its opportunities, is well written and beautifully Illustrated. Barney Goff has been ill for some time with walking typhoid, little thing like typhoid does not keep him from attending to his ranch duties, however. After a couple of winters on Monument Hill you can’t kill ’em. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1922. THIMBLEFUL OF “MOON”; GRAHAM MORTON HELD ! Graham Morton, an old-time resi dent of Meeteetse, had his place of | business searched a few days ago by ; T. P. Cullen and one of the numerous J prohibition enforcement officers who t have been snooping in this locality i for some time. About a thimbleful of whiskey was found in a bottle in his pool-hall and Mr. Morton was arrested and brought to Cody where he was placed under SSOO bond to appear at the next term of court. Mr. Morton who is well liked and respected by his friends and neigh bors denies that the bottle belonged to him but was left in the place by i a patron. GOVERNOR CAREY SPEAKSJT CODY Governor and Mrs. Carey arrived in Cody on Monday by motor. They were accompanied by Senator A. D. Kelly and Chas. S. Hill, immigration com missioner. Governor Carey made a trip to Powell where he spoke on Monday evening. On Tuesday he addressed a meet ing of Republicans at the court house in which he made a defense of his administration in the matter of ex penditures and general efficiency. He declared that it would be impossible to materially reduce the operating expenses of the state. Senator A.- D. Kelly also made an address along the same line, stating that in all his 40 years here Governor Carey’s administration was the best j Wyoming had ever had. LITTLE ONE DROWNS NEAR HANDING ROCK i Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Moore, recently | of Yakima, Wash., and now traveling < by auto to North Dakota, met with a sad misfortune at Hanging Rock Camp, 30 miles west of Cony, last Sat urday morning when their six-year-old daughter Helen, was drowned in the North Fork of the Shoshone river. Arising before six o’clock in the morning, before the other members of the family were awake, the little tot had evidently tried to bathe in the swift stream, as she was dressed in her bathing suit when the little body was found by a boy several hundred i feet down the stream. The clothes she had taken off were found in a nearby tree. When the mother awoke about 6 o’clock she called to the child and > getting no response, discovered her absence and instituted a search. The little body was brought to Cody and funeral services for the lit- ' He girl were conducted from the Vo gel undertaking parlors on Saturday evening by the Christian Scientists, of which her parents are members. Burial \yas made in the local ceme tery, from which it is expected to re move the body later. Helen was the oldest of three chil dren, all of whom were accompanying the parents on the trip. THE LUBRICANT OF COM- MON SENSE IS NEEDED “Where friction prevails in business one does not get service.’’ —John W. Hay. Government, Mr. Hay believes, should be conducted on business lines. Business practice is to end the evil effects of friction by eliminating the cause of the friction. The formula is a simple one —even a child may com prehend the wisdom of it —but it ha been either nurealized or ignored in governmental affairs. If he is elected governor of Wyoming, John W. Hay proposes to apply it to Wyoming’s government. The results may be dis pleasing to a comparatively small number of governmental sinecurists, I * but it will be gratifying to th© whole [body of Wyoming taxpayers. l “I want to abolish friction, increase efficiency and give service," says Mr. Hay. It is a sad commentary on the gov ernmental situatid'n that such a gro gram must be made an issue of a po litical campaign—that conditions so obviously evil cannot be terminated without a revolt by an irritated elec torate. > f>~' ' • ■ 1 =B * The policy of this paper Is to uphold the standards I and perpetuate the spirit of the old West. V- - ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY WILSON AND GASS CRIPPLEJTAMPEDE Break Promise To jClose Pavil ion-Undo Hard Work of Committee To Make Financial Success. (Caroline Lockhart) When the cattle for the wild steer riding, which had been gathered at great trouble and considerable ex l>ense, were turned out and scattered in the opposite direction to their home range a couple of days before the Stampede, it was not unexpected; nor was it any great surprise when j the wires were cut at the fair-grounds where the bucking horses were held. What the Committee was not pre pared for was treachery on the part of persons whom it had regarded as its friends. It looked upon E. D. Wil son and C. H. Cass as such. They proved to be disloyal to the and broke their promise to the Stam pede Committee. The circumstances are these: When there was opposition to the dance pavilion which Messrs. Wilson and Cass proposed to build, the lattter came to- the president of the Stam pede with a petition asking council to grant the permit, and requested her signature. At this time he distinctly reiterated a previous promise to give the Stam pede one-fifth of the gross receipts from the dance pavilion on the fourth of July and to close on the nights of the fifth and sixth if requested to do so. It had been carefully explained to Mr. Cass that the Stampede could not . hope to make a financial success if ; there was opposition to its own dance at Wolfvllle. This had been proven • the previous year. He was told that in order to get good outside riders and running hors- I es, it was necessary to give big purses ,and this took the greater part of the gate receipts at the fair-grounds. | Therefore, the Stampede dance at j Wolfvllle had to be relied upon to pay j for improvements and the necessary expenses of putting on the show. The president contended, as Mr. Cass admitted, that the crowds of the sth and 6th of July were in Cody en tirely through the efforts of the com mittee and its advertising, and in or dinary circumstances there would be no more people walking the streets than there are on the average day. With the clear understanding that Messrs. Wilson and Cass should close if asked to do so, the president signed the petition and gave the matter no further thought. Jim Corder already had agreed not to run an opposition dance but ta close the Temple after the picture show. On the night of the 4th the receipts ,at Wolfville fell below those of the first night on any previous year. Many strangers saw only the pavilion near the Irma and knew nothing of any Stampede dance, others patronized it because it was cheap—loc. The next day Frederic Morris, who. had charge of Wolfville, asked Cass to keep his promise in regard to clos ing for the two nights, as it was seen that there was not crowd enough for both to run and meant a deficit for the Stampede. Cass refused at first but finally con sented providing Wilson was willing. Wilson flatly refused although Mr. Morris again explained to him what their opposition meant to the Stam pede and that It would run behind if they persisted. They held their dances and last week turned over to the treasurer of the Stampede as one-fifth of their gioss receipts As a result, in spite of the weeks and months of hard work on the part of the Stampede committee, the gen : eroslty of those who gave their ser i vices without compensation and the biggest crowd that Cody ever saw, there will be a deficit instead of a i dividend this year. The first year of the Stampede (Continued on page 4- MR. HAY AGAIN DELAYED ( A wire from Cheyenne states that John W. Hay who had plannod on meeting his Cody friends the 17th of this month will be obliged to post pone his visit until the end of the month. He is now in Goshen county. The folks in these parts are glad •to see the man from Rock Springs any old time he comes.