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Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo BUT) and Col. Peake. VOLUME XXIV. NUMBER 5 REPUBLICAN COUNTY CBMBinEEMEETTD aEBTNEWDFHCEBS The meeting of the Republican County Central Committee held at the Methodist Church at noon Friday, September first, proved a very satis factory affair from every point of view. Through the kindness of some ■of the hospitable ladies of uie party ' a very pleasing and satisfactory I luncheon was served after which the ' regular business of the meeting was taken up and disposed of. This was the regular bennial meeting, ncld primarily for the organizing of the newly elected committee, and the attendance was large and enthusiastic* , practically every precinct in the coun ty being represented either in person by its memberelect or by proxy. The election of officers resulted j;c the following: chairman, Ora S. Son.ers; vice chairman, C. H. Davison; treas urer, H. L. Bowers; secretary, Ernest J. Goppert; member of state commit • tee, C. G. Diliavou. The matte** of the vacancy in the candidacy tor clerk of the district court, caused by rhe I death of George S. Russell was taken up and appropriate res Nations rela - tive to Mr. Russell’s death were pass- j ed. Mrs. Orilla Downing. .'lnstils! daughter and for the past year deputy clerk, was unamiously chosen to fill the vacancy and will be regularly placed upon the ticket as the party’s candidate for this office. The spirit off the meeting was that of harmon ious enthusiasm and a number of short but effective speeches were enthusiasticly received. NEW GEYSER SPOUTS IN YELLOWSTONE PARK Yellowstone Parkes new geyaer, which “blew up” several weeks ago,' breaking all geyser records for height; of its stream and violence of its e-1 ruption is performing again. Afte the first few days of activity the new geyser, which has been un officially called the ‘Semi-Centennial’' since it chose the fiftieth anniversary of the Park‘B creation to assert itself, quieted down and only gave occassion al spurts of steam and muddy water to remind Park's visitors of its pre vious performances in. flooding the roads around for about a radius of a hundred feet or more. week, however, the geyser commenced operating again and has since been playing at irregular inter Vais several times a day. The spouts on these occasions reach various heights between 100 and 200 feet. Several times, also, it has thrown mud and water on the roadway which runs beside the muddy hot pool where the geyser has its source. The new phenomenon is proving a great attraction to motor parties from cities nearby the Park. Since the spouter resumed activities, scores of parties have been in, in order to be able to witness the new geyser dis play before the close of the Park Beas in. TROUT PLANTED IN LOCAL STREAMS BY CLUB AND FORESTRY On Sunday, September 3rd, there was received in Cody a shipment of 134,500 trout requisitioned by the loc al Rod and Gun Club and the Forest Service, for planting in local streams. | Os this number 112,500 were Black j Spotted fry, and 22,000 were Eastern i Brook fingerlings. These were plant- . ed by local cooperators, members of I the Rod and Gun Club and Forest j officers, in small spring creeks trib- 1 utary to tlie South Fork of the Sho-1 shone River, and in the vicinity of; Meteetsee. Fifty - three cans were , planted on the South Fork. Numerous reports of damage done this summer by water sprouts indicate that the loss of fish in all streams in this vicinity has been enormous, and next year unusually heavy stocking will be necessary if we hope to make this vicinitv the best fishing region in the United States. FLOUR MILL IS • MAKING SOE REPAIRS The Cody Flour mill, now under the management of P. E. Markham, is now being thoroughly overhauled and put in first class shape for the sea eon’s grind/ which it is expected will start the early part of next month. The past season has been quite a successful one and It is anticipated that this year’s operations will be quite satisfactory. eJfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING*—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NOTED LECTURER TO SPEAK HERE FOR THE EAGLES Judge Thomas Edward O'Donnell of Kansas City, one of the most able of the lecturers for the Eagle lodge, will be in Cody on Saturday, September 16 and will give a free lecture at the Temple theatre in the evening. His lectures are said to be very intersting and mmbers of the local lodge are en deavoring to get a full house to hear him. One of the features of the evening will be a free picture show which will precede the lecture. HORRIBLE ANXIETY WHEN MEN ARE REPORTED TRAP- PED IN MINE ABOVE CODY Faces of Cody citizens, especially those of Scandinavian persuasion, went white last Friday when a report reached town that several miners had been entombed in a mine shaft in the Jim Creek locality above Cody, the shaft having been flooded by a water spout Help was rushed to the scene and since that time desperate efforts have. been made to to get the shaft reop ened. The report of the men being en tombed has not been confirmd but lit tie interest has been taken in that feature of the report. The reasc nso much anxiety was displayed is that the washout occurred at the Copen hagen mine on Snus mountain and as soon as the damage is repaired a fresh supply of snus will be available to our citizens. It will, as usual, be distrlb- j uted through our popular amusement parlor, the Mint DISCOVERS THAT BUFFALO BILL NOT A FICTITIOUS CHARACTER Elbert Bede, editor of the Cottage Grove (Ore.) Sentinel who with others recently toured to Minnesota, says in an account of the trip published in his paper: "At Cody we found that Buffalo Bill, whose former pioneer hut we had passed in the mountains, was no mythical character. His pictures were featured wherever postal cards were sold. Cody was named for him as most people probably know, and that was his home for many years. “We stepped into an ice cream par lor and were surprised to find the proprietor to be Mrs. Hughes, mother of Gladys Hughes, well known in Cot tage Grove but temporarily a resident of Alaska.” DISTRICT COURT IN SESSION THIS WEEK The District Court is now in ses sion for a special term which com mences September first and will prob ably continue until about the fif teenth. Court convened Friday morning with Judge Metz presiding and Friday and Saturday were taken up with default cases and various minor mat ters. Monday, morning with Judge Burgess presiding, the case off Aid rich et al. vs Burliam & Deane was I taken up and at this writing is still occupying the attention of the court This litigation arises from a contract entered into between the owners of the Lake View Irrigation project, and involves the ownership off water con- ! tracts valued at about $31,000. It is a case of considerable importance, and has brought to our court an array of out of town lawyers. W. L. Simp- I son as attorney for the plaintiffs is * being assisted by W. E. Mullen of 1 Cheyenne, while the defendants are | being represented by Hyde & Browne I of Basin, assisted by H. F. Rose of j Omaha. There will be no criminal cases tried at the present term, but it is expected that the civil cases will be cleaned up. Judge Metz left for Basin Tuesday but will return at the completion of the Lake View case and resume his duties for the balance of the term. NATRONA LAMBS BRING 11c CASPER —Eleven cents a pound was the ruling price paid here in the contracting ff 16,000 head of Natrona county lambs by Colorado buyers last Friday. The deal included 12,000 head sold by A. J. Cunningham to S. F. Webster of Fort Collins: 3,350 head by the Diamond Rin® company to the W. A Snyder Commission com pany and 450 head by Robert Morton to the same company. John Hogg left for Laramie on Thursday where he will attend the University of Wyoming this winter. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE C. R. SNYDER KILLED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD AND PLUNGES INTO CANYON. DOPY FOUND NEXT MORNING Tragedy stalked In Shoshone can-/ yon Monday night, when C. R. Snyder, honored pioneer of the Cody country, I came to his death when the car in j which he was riding alone plunged! over o forty-foot embankment. Mr. Snyder’s automobile had been left by other parties in Yellowstone park and he had gone there to drive it home. He left Holm Lodge at ’< o’clock Monday evening and it is ev dent that the accident occurred about 9:30 at night, although it was unwit nessed by human eye. It is evident that when he had reached a point in the canyon about two miles east of the Shoshone dam the aged man lost sight of the road in making a turn and the car plunged oft the grade. Mr. and Mrs. A Mullen who were a short distance ahead o Mr Snyder noticed that his headlights were burning dimly and it is possible that they went out entirel just before the accident The car made an qlmost sheer drop of forty feet and Mr. Snyder had e dently struck on his head which was badly bruised. Death was probably instantaneous. The car rolled on down th slope for a distance of about 100 feet Nothing was known of the accident RETURNS SHOW VOTES CAST FOR FRANK W. MONDELL WERE THREE TO ONE OVER JOHN 0. KENDRICK Ip the recent primary election Frank j W. Mondell, Republican candidate for ! the United States Senate, outdid the Democratic-Non-Partisian league can didate, John B. Kendrick, by a vote ’of 2 to 1. The returns, with only 67 precincts out of 648 are lacking; show 1 that Mondell polled nearly 7,000 vo‘e» more than he did in the congress ional primary two years ago, a truly phenom Inal showing.. : Nor is the Democratic boast of Ken drick’s popularity in his own home county, Sheridan, borne out by tae r? turns. In this county, on the pre primary assurance off the Democrats. Mondell was to get nothing at all. Y°t Mondell’s vote in Sherid in county thi year was almost double that rolled by him in 1920. And iu this connect ion it is worth mentioning that 1926 was a presidental year, which usually brings out an abnormally heavy vote. Primary returns with precincts lacking; give: Frank W. Mondell, rep. 22,758; John B. Kendrick, N-P league dem. 11.750. Complete returns on Mondell—com plete figures for Kendrick are not candidate 25,124. In the 1920 primaries he polled only 18,303; yet in the general election that followed, his vote was 34,689. The total state vote for all congres sional candidates in the genera’ elect- CLOSING SEASON IS THE LARGEST IN HISTORY OF TOURISTS IN PARK The 1922 tourist season is nearing its close. Soon the summer visitors, like the* birds, will have sought their winter quarters. The numerous resorts located in the Shoshone Forest have enjoyed a very good season. More people, than ever beore, hav patronized them. Our roads have been in better shape than usual, and this fact accounts for, in a large measure, the increased travel. The North Fork road, the Park, is seriously handicapped by the narrow, steep trail thru the Shoshone Canyon, and some improvement must be made at that point if we wise to handle our share of the tourist trade. The preent road should be relocated so as to eliminate the heavy grades It should also be widened and the road on the south side of the river should be finished. This will take a lot of money, but eventually it will be done. By co-operation with the Forest service and the Park service and the State, the necessary funds will be raised. In the meantime why not improv the road running around the south side of the Reservoir? This will take care of the local traffic and eliminate congestion to a great extent, since those who have seen the Canyon would naturally prefer the route hav ing the easiest grade. I until Tuesday morning when F. E. Reed of Worland discovered the ! wreck and reported to local officers, ; who went up and brought the remains j to Cody. In the death of Mr. Snyder Cody loses one of her real pioneers. Cyrus Replogle Snyder was born in Curryville, Pennsylvania, July 25, 1861. He first came to* Wyoming in 1897, locating near Lander, and in the, following year came to Cody. He I homesteaded on the South Fork where ; he has since made his home, engaging i in ranching and livestock raising.] Everyone who knew C. R. Snyder, or “Pap” Snyder as he was called, had, grown to honor and respect him as a | man among men. He leaves a widow and six sons— Simon, Perry, Merrill, Clarence and Harold, all of the Cody locality, and Glen, whose home is in Maine. This is the third tragic death in the family within a few years. One son perished when he was lost in the mountains in the vicinity of Sheridan and anothr was drowned while at training camp near Great Falls, Mont. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A M. Shepperd at the Mason ic Temple at 10 o’clock Friday morn morning and interment will be made in the cemetery at Valley. ion of 1920 —a presidential year was 56,421. It is scarcely probable that the vote this year will be as heavy but even iff it is, Mondell will need less than 3,500 more votes than he got in the primary to insure election, in the general election of 1920 he got 16,386 more votes than he did in the primaries of the same year. Kendrick, in order to be elected, on a basts of 1920 ffigures would have to increase his primary vote of 11,750 (67 precincts missing) by approxi mately 16,000. On the basis of this year’s primary figures, he woudl have to double his vote in order to beat the Republican candidate, and then only if the Mondell vote remained absolutely stationar —a preposterous supposition. If the Democrats can extract any comfort from such figures they are certainly entitled ti it, but whatever crumbb there is will scarcely make them fat. They have proffessed to find com fort in the thought Mondell ran some w’hat behind the combined vote for the Republican gubernatorial canii dates. Queer comfort indeed for dem ocrats ti cherish, but even so the an swer is obvious. Mondell, being unopposed in the primaries and deemed unbeatable at any time, the Republicans made no especial effort to get ont a record vote for him. On the other hand, the Democrats, desperately eager to make a showing, rsorted to extraord inary measures in behalf of Kendrick. These extraordinary measures in cluded a letter from th Democratic state chairman to all county chair men instructing them to appoint at least three captains for every pre cinct, these captains to call personal ly if need be on every known Demo crat in their rspective precincts with a view to getting out every Demo cratic vote To sum up, Mondell led Kendrick in the primaries by 2to 1. He scored material and, in many instances, re markable gains in all save three coun tlesont of twenty-three, and in one of these three failures is accounted for in the creation of a new county. In three counties—Albany, Big Horn, and Carbon—the Mondell vote, over that of two years ago, is almost treb led, anl it is very nearly doubled in a number of ether counties, notably —Get this.its worth repeating:—Sher idan county, the home of Mr. Ken drick. So much forthat “silent vote”, pa thetic product of Mr. Joseph C. O’Ma honey’s fertile Imagination. In ther clear light offact and figure It would seem that this O’Matoney figment is more prayer than serious, respon sible suggestion—a “silent prayer’ for the miracle that must be had if De mocracy this November ii to be saved from utter and overw.ieiming defeat. Nothing short of a mirage ran save it! ft WDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1922 SHOOTS HIS FRIEND IN THE HEAD WHEN DARED TO TRY SKILL On last Thursday afternoon, near foreman of the Antler herd wagon, Lodge Grass Mont., William Cosgrove shot and killed Henry Lemondoff af ter an argument over Cosgrove’s shooting skill According to reports Cosgrove boasted of his shooting. “You can’t shoot my hat off,” Lem ondoffff said. Cosgrove shot and missed. “Shoot again,” said Lemondoff. Cosgrove shot again, the bullet hit ting Lemondoff behind the ear. Lemondoff lived about three hours. RECITAL AND CONCERT WILL BE GIVEN AT THE METHODIST CHURCH On next Friday evening at the Methodist Church, under the auspices of the Camp Fire Girls organization,' Harold Van Horne, the boy Pianoist wonder will appear iu recital assisted by the Camp Fire Girls giving a con cerL The following is the program that has been prepared for the recital. 1 Invitation to th Dance Weber ‘ Butterfly Creig Gavotti Gluck-Brahms 2 Military Polonaise Etude Op. 25 No. 9 Nocturne G Major Chopin Scherzo B flat Minor * 9 Funeral March Mendelssohn If I Were a Bird Henselt Evenjng Star Wagner-Liszt 4 Rigoletto Verdi-Liszt Turkey In the Straw David W. Gunion The eollowing is an excerpt which I appeared in the Laramie Republican last may of the wonders performed by Harold Van Horne. “The Fort nightly Musical Club has done many fine things for the city this year in the way of supplying first-class musi cal entertainments, bat last night in addition to giving the public the ben efit of a recital by Harold Van Horne, the boy pianist from Powelk -who won the prize in the Musical contest! last spring they also, because of the j fee which he received from them, made possible his attndance upon the! activities of Music Week in the Col orado CapitoL The young master of the piano has won two medals, one being, awarded to him in Chicago School of Music. The young man is 13 years of age and a son of Wyoming. BOYS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH Five well known local young men narrowly escaped death Wednesday night when a car driven by Thornton Schwoob struck a concrete abutment and turned over in an irrigation ditch this side of Powell. The car pinned them in the water and death by drowning impended. Through good fortune Milward Simp son happened along almost immedi ately and by apparently superhuman effort succeeded in rescuing the oc-j cupants. As it was, Orin Kerrigan sustained a I badly broken leg which will lay him up for a good while. The other members of the party were Wilbur Tinkcom and William Holbrook of Cody and Charles Lawton of Los Angeles, all of whom escaped i with a few bruises and cuts. ELIAS MARTIN, PASSES OVER THE GREAT DIVIDE Elias Martin, a well known pioneer of the Cody section, died at the Powell hospital on Monday of this week after an extended illness. He was 46 years Christopher Elias Martin was born in lowa January 22, 1876. He first came to Wyoming in 1882, locating in the Sheridan country. He came to Cody in 1893 and has since followed ranching on the North Fork. He was known to everyone in this locality as an honest, industrious and altogether worthy citizen. He leaves a father, B. F. Martin, a brother, A. J. Martin, three sisters, Mrs. D. M. Trimmer, Mrs. E, J, Brun dage and Mrs, M. E. Glasgow. All the above reside in the Cody locality ex cept Mrs. Glasgow, whose home is in Long Beach, Calif. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. M. Shepperd at the Masonic Temple on Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Riverside cem etery, the burial services being in charge of the Odd Fellows, of which th deceased was a member. >■■ - - The policy of this paper Is Ito uphold the standards | and perpetuate the spirit , of the old West. ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY C. G. DILLAVOU OF POWELL IS ELECTED REP.COMMITTEEMAH When the Republican County Cen tral Committee metaphorically speak ing, quietly fastened the proverbial tin receptacle to the caudal append age of L. L. Newton as state commit teeman, it did a good job, and one which we firmly believe will result in great material benefit to the party. In theory at least, these local polit ical organizations are supposed to be the instruments of the party, to be used for the party’s benefit and ad vancement When such an organiza tion is made the tool of an individual or a small coterie and is used for personal financial aggrandizement or for the advancement of personal hob bies and extreme propaganda of an extra-political nature, such use is a prostitution of the organization and abharent to all fair minded party* men. For two years thee Republican party in Park County has been made to serve the personal purposes of one man and has been made to hear the onus of responsibility for the extreme propaganda and administrative meth ods of the ultra-reformists. This is most unfair to the party. The Republican party is no more the party of the anti-saloon league and its kindred organizations than it is the party of the association against the eighteenth amendment and its affiliated groups. Prohibition is not and never haa been a political issue between the ; Republican and Democratic parties; and any’ effort on the part of any one affiliated with either party to make | it appear otherwise is an unfriendly | act toward the party afffected. We have real politican issiea a plenty without trying to ride personal hobbles in on the chorus. W’e have quiet hopes that the pass ing of Len Leander will pressage an era of harmony and success for the Republican partv in Park County. —. DAVISON NEEDS AN AN AEROPLANE Our merchant prince—C. H. Davi son—is a man of variegated career so far as industry is concerned. Last week he was called to Billings, there to purchase a wealth of dry goods for this shrine wheere good quality reigns—Meeteetse’s big store. Upon arrival in town he spent the night at home then in the early hours of the morn he wisked himself away to Cody on another important business errand. As a politician Chas. S. bei.ig ace high in the Republican ranks here is much wanted as extemporaneous talker and in an advisory way, so tomorrow he goes to Cody as a delegate to a meet ing of the county central committee. —Meeteese News. DEMOCRATS ORGANIZE AND ELECT OFFICERS At a meeting of the Democratic county central committee with the re cently nominated candidates, held at the court house on Monday night, the organization for the coming campaign was perfected. John F. Cook was re-elected county chairman and H. W. Darrah state committeeman. County vice-chairmen are A. A. Linton of Meeteetse and A. A. Keyser of Powell. Harry Collins was elected treasurer. A finance com mittee was named, consisting of Rufus Wilson of Meeteetse, A. S. McClain of Cody and Eugene Ide of Powell. Two women vice chairmen will be selected later to organize the ladies of Jeffersonian prsuasion in the coun ty. WOODRUFF WET BUT A WINNER Hon. J. D. Woodruff, the Shoshoni pioneer, received 1221 votes for rep resntative from Fremont county lead ing his ticket by 200 votes in a field of six candidates. In his home town he received 89 out of 91 votes cast, a world’s record. White Mr. Woodruff openly opposes prohibition as the greatest Joke in history, his victory perhaps should not be called a wet triumph, but the vote simply goes to show that people are drifting away from prohibition fanaticism and are willing to elect men of unquestioned integrity to office, trusting them to conduct it in the best interests of their constituents. Mrs. Pearl Snyder is over from Sheridan to attend the funeral of her father-in-law, C. R. Snyder.