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Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. CdUy ("Buffalo
BUI") and Col. Peake.
I -J.
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
• • •
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
• • •
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Raines’ Barber Shop: "Cut hair as
if I was mowing hay," said the pro
i Patronize the advertiser*.
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.
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.
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
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- :
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.
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, 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!”
We’d like to know how a letter ad
dressed like this got in our box:
Wyoming Booze Paper
Cody, Wyo.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“Where friction prevails in business
one does not get service.’’ —John W.
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.
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
> f>~' ' • ■ 1 =B *
The policy of this paper Is
to uphold the standards
I and perpetuate the spirit
of the old West.
V- -
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
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
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-
( 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.

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