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CH Cody enterprise
Wwtui nd as second-class matter Feb
tasry 14. 1910, at the post-office at
(Body, Wyoming, under the Act of
Vtarch 8, 1879.
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RUMSEY WOULD DEBATE
DRY ISSUE WITH PROHIS
(Continued from Page 1)
election.
Two years ago I made the following
announcement: “This is not a cam
paign of parties or personalities but
one of principles and Americanism. It
is no time for diplomacy, compromise
or equivocation. It is time for the
truth.”
I reaffirm these truths to be self
evident: “That all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain inalienable
rights; that among these are life, lib
erty,” etc.
Therefore, I not only demand the
state's and personal rights, but also
the repeal of the tyrannical 18th
Amendment. Tyrannical because it
deprives all men of their inalienable
and natural rights; Tyrannical be
cause we are compelled, by force,
against our wills, to think and act in
our personal tastes and habits as an
organized minority would have us.
“Laws are not only not justified by
the will of any organized minority, but
not even by the will of any organized
minority unless they be founded upon
righteousness.” As David Jayne Hill
has aptly observed —“The fundament
al question is, therefore, how far may
some individuals rightly enforce their
own private will upon other individ
uals? It makes no practical differ
ence whether that suppression of the
individual is effected by one or a few
or a majority of his fellow beings,
divested of his rights. When the
State does this, no matter what the
form of government may be, it be
comes despotic, and this tyranny
should be regarded as odious.”
A man exercises his inalienable and
natural rights when he chooses to be
come a Prohibitionist: I claim exactly
•the same right and privilege when I
choose not to become one! Can one
man enjoy this right and the other be
deprived of it? If so, by what process
of reason and justice? There never
was and never will be righteousness
and justice in depriving men of their
natural rights and liberties. Might
sever has or will make right. We
condemn Bolshevism for its confisca
tion of real and personal property.
But is not that a worse form of Bol
shevism which confiscates real and
personal rights? If we must have
"busybodies, pseudo-reformers, bigots
and fanatics so solicitous and concern
ed for the morals and goodness of
their fellow-man, lot them see to it
rather that all men get their just and
iawful rights, rather than scheming,
plotting and terrorizing spineless leg
islators into making oppressive laws
to deprive other men of the rights and
liberties they claim for themselves.
The one makes for contenment, civili
zation and progress. The other for
strikes, revolutions and wars. Morals
are one thing, liberty another. You
may have morals with liberty and
rights, but certainly not morals with
out them.
You cannot legislate and police peo
ple into the Kingdom of Heaven, all
attempts of quack reformers to the
contrary notwithstanding!. Can’t make
make people temperate by intemper
ate laws! I am therefore utterly op
posed to the regulation of personal
morals and habits by legislation and
the interposition of the government as
a controller of men’s lives.
I do not and never have advocated
the saloon or drunkenness, but I do
advocate temperance with respect to
thought and laws as well as drink. I
do not advocate free license, but or
dered, regulated and lawful rights
and liberties. “Resistance to tyranny
is obedience to law and obedience to
law is liberty.”
Today, after two years, being more
convinced than ever as to the truth of
the above principles I can only re
peat, with added emphasis, that prohi
bition is not only unjust, tyrannical
and an utter farce, but a disgrace to
the character and intelligence of the
American people.
While drunkenness is one form of
intemperance, prohibition is certainly
another. In the words of Abraham
Lincoln, “Prohibition will work great
Injury to the cause of temperance. It
is a species of intemperance within it
slf, for it goes beyond the bounds of
reason In that it attempts to control
a man’s appetite by legislation and
makesa crime out of things that are
not crimes! A prohibition law strikes
which our government was founded!”
Lincoln surely had as great ca
pacity for right thinking as the pro
hibition leaders Messrs. Wheeler,
Johnson, Izz Einstein and Wade!!
The active champions of prohibition
today are intemperate, insolent, over
bearing and dictatorial. These self
constituted guardians of other people’s
morals, drunk with the conviction of
their own perfection, are fanatical in
their desire to brand as criminals of
the worst orders all those who fail to
say ‘Amen’ to the illusions of their
atrophied And though you
practice every’ virtue, but fail to be
come a prohibitionist, is but to be ex
ecrated!
However, there are still men and
women in the land who have brains
and intelligence enough to think, rea
son and investigate whether it be
‘Amen!’
These fanatics and bigots by at
tempting to raise a false issue to con
fuse the whole vital question by con
founding personal liberty and sensual
indulgence, do but display the quality
of their feather brains, and prove the
old maxim of Pope, "that a little learn
ing is a dangerous thing!”
To the sane thinking man or woman
the words liberty and license are as
far apart as the poles of the earth.
“But to argue with a man who has
renounced his reason is like giving
medicine to the dead!” As Pope says,
“All things seem infected that the in
fected spy, as all looks yellow to the
jaundiced eye.”
The Volstead act goes beyond the
18th Amendment; is extreme in its
demands; meddles to some extent
with matters that should be left to
the individual detedmination; renders
criminal that which in itself is not
crimiinal; undertakes to replace per
sonal conscience by a super-imposed
national conscience; causes unneces
sary hardship to a class of working
people who are temperate in the hon
est sense of the term and have been
brought up under different regula
tions; has the tendency to impair re
spect for all law, and is distinctly and
definitely un-American.
The only laws that will be produc
tive of results or endure in this world
are those that are in accord with the
laws of nature, i.e., founded on truth.
“You can’t repeal a law of nature by
an act of Congress!”
Prohibition is a lie; is contrary to
Nature’s law and is not founded on
truth. For this reason it never can
or will endure. Like Bolshevism it
is doomed to utter failure because
“the truth is not in it.” It’s simply a
question of time, education and right
thinkings History thro’ all the ages,
is but an account of the human race
struggling to free itself from the fet
ters of bigotry and fanaticism; from
those who would, by force, enclave the
souls, ipinds and bodies of their fellow
man. And today, as of old, the strug
gle still goes on.
As one who believes in temperance,
who claims no rights for himself that
he is unwilling to accord to others, I
shall never cease to raise my voice
against intemperance, bigotry and fa
natacism. “Against those who would
blot out the sun to destroy the weeds.’
We are told there are a few rats in
this temple and blind fanaticism, wild
in its disregard of the sanctity of the
organic law of the land, boldly pro
claims its willingness to wreck the
temple to kill the rats that infest it
Election or no election, votes or no
votes, against such folly I stand, now
as always, and I appeal to the intelli
gent and thinking citizens of Park
county to maintain and preserve the
rights guaranteed by the Declaration
of Independence.
In order to more effectively arrive
at the truth, I hereby challenge to a
public debate in the town of Cody any
male citizen of Park county in the
form of a prohibitionist or quack re
former; any paragon of civic virtue
and righteousness—in fact, any male
specimen of genus homo who denies
to others the rights he claims for him
self and would mold all men by force,
that is to say, by law, in his own im
age, which God forbid!
In making this challenge, I make
but one stipulation: the acceptor must
be not only politically but personally
dry, and must likewise never have vi
olated the 18th Amendment—either in
letter or spirit. Should more than one
accept this challenge, I reserve the
right to choose.
Resolved, That Prohibition is unjust,
tyrannical, intemperate and wrong In
principle, and that it deprives men of
their lawful rights and liberties.
B. G RUMSEY.
Londoners Go to Bed Early.
How early we go to bed In London
Is shown by a census of underground
passengers. The last trains in various
directions carried respectively 45, 18.
19 and 25 passengers. So hard are
our war habits to cast off. But, in
deed, 10 o’clock was bedtime for a mul
titude of Londoners even before the
war. and in that multitude were, and
are, quite a number of prominent busi
ness men. Your professional man
seems to sit up later, and fashion,
naturally, rarely retires till dawn. —
London Times Weekly.
Most Destructive Earthquake.
The damage done by an earthquake’
Is generally limited to a small area,
but the great quake that occurred In
Assam, In 1897, was destructive over
an area of 150.000 square miles.
NOTICE TO PATRONS
You are next at the White House
Barber Shop. I have secured the ser
vices of F. S. Peake who makes a
specialty of barbering girls’ hair, la
dies* massage and shampooing. Spe
cial apolntmenta.
23-44tf Ed Rains, Prop.
BETTER SOLDIER THAN LOVER
Great Duke of Wellington Somewhat
Awkward In Hla Courtship
of Jonny Lind.
In his book of reminiscences, Ar
thur Coleridge, a great-nephew of the
famous poet, gives an* interesting ac
count of Jenny Lind. He was her
Intimate friend for 20 years. He tells
the following story of the prima donna
and the duke of Wellington:
“In four months after her arrival
in London the old warrior had be
come a captive to the enchantress.
He courted the lady so ostentatious
ly as to rouse the jealousy of the
Italian faction; his enthusiasm was
rather awkward at times to the ob
ject of his homage. 1 have her own
authority for saying that the duke
always arrived early and seated
himself In his box on a level with
the stage. Directly he saw Jenny
Lind he opened fire: ‘Good evening,
Miss Lind, how are you tonight?
All right, I hope.’ These well-meant
utterances were a trifle out of place
at the particular time, for the Lucia.
Amina, or Daughter of the Regi
ment was always so absorbed in her
part as to be out of touch with all
outside influence.”
FLAPPER HAD KINDLY HEART
Just Goes to Prove That One Is Not
Always Safe In Jutfjing by
Appearances.
She got on the interurban car a few
stops the other side of Greencastle
last week —a typical little flapper with
bobbed hair, an abundance of paint
on her cheeks, short skirt and imita
tion of a blouse, and she flirted with
every available man in sight. Across
the aisle was an old-fashioned girl,
the sort you see in pictures.
Every one of the latter’s glances
toward the little flapper were full of
scorn. But when they reached Green
castle a Httle Japanese girl got on the
car. And then both of the girls
watched her.
A few miles out of town the Jap
anese girl became ill. The old-fash
ioned girl sat aloof, but the little
“flapper” Immediately got interested,
moved over to her, patted her cheek
and then straightened her on the seat,
taking the other girl’s head in her lap.
If a vote could have been taken for
the most popular girl on the train the
“flapper” would have taken first, last
and all honors. —Indianapolis News.
Worth Recording.
A Washington woman had scrimped
for a long time to take a trip to rant
ma. A man very much younger than
herself, in the deck chair beside her,
was making the voyage for the good
of a frazzled nervous system. He was
fk whimsical youngster, who could Joke
at his own ups and downs, and she
was used to boys, so they talked of
this and that until at last the subject
came around to the thing that makes,
the traditional mare go. The woman,
still dazed at the Aladdin-like power
that could transmute small economies
Into a fairy world of blue ocean bil
lowing Into blue sky, took her turn
at the conversation by voicing civiliza
tion’s oldest platitude:
“Money talks, doesn’t it?”
“It sure does, though my money
only knows two words—‘Good bye/”
And the woman has brought it home
as one of her good Httle stories.
Ths Church Fair.
The suburban woman and her sev
enteen-year-old son, George, went to
the church fair. The fair, like most
church fairs, was costing the woman
a great deal of money. It was a
chance on this and a chance on that. |
A few articles she bought outright
Since she was well known and her |
husband’s alary was also a matter of !
town gossip, all her friends who had
charge of booths insisted upon her
buying and buying.
All this continual handing out moiley
was too much for George's compre
hension. He couldn’t seem to under
stand the cause of it all. Finally,
when his mother was free for a few
moments, he looked at her seriously
and asked, “Mamma, do we have to pay
to get out?” —Chicago Journal.
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