EVERYBODY READS THE ENTERPRISE—EVEN IF THEY BORROW IT!
(Founded In 1899 by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
BUT') and Col. Peake.
VOLUME XXIV. NUMBER 7.
NO NONE PEDDLING
County Clerk States the Forms
Must Be Destroyed Hereafter
-For Use Os Judges Os
There will be no marked sample
ballots printed from the forms used
for the official ballot peddled about;
before the general election.
The county clerk makes this state !
xnent emphatically. Mr. Rousseau,
who makes up the ballot will see that
both the sample and official ballots I
go this time direct from the printer!
to the judges of election to be dis-'
tributed only on election day.
He will also see that the forms
from which they are printed are de-!
stroyed. If irny organization wish- ’
es sample ballots they will make up
their own and have new forms set up
at their own expense.
The methods used in the primaries’
will not occur again since the mail
ing out of duplicates of the official*;
ballot before the election In the inter
ests of certain candidates is too mani
festly unfair to the others to need j
In reply to an Inquiry as to whether
this ever had been done before in
Park county, Mr. Rousseau replied i
that it had not, and that if he were
asked for a copy of the ballot he!
made up for the printer he would re-'
There is considerable expense at- i
tached to the setting up of the form,
for printing the ballots and this ex
pense is met by the taxpayers as a
whole, so no organization or particu
lar set of candidates has any right
to its use.
JUDGE O’DONNELL TALKS
INTERESTINGLY OF FRA
TERNAL ORDER EAGLES
Judge Thomas Edward O’Donnell
of Kansas City spoke at the Temple
theater on Sunday evening in the in
terests of the Eagles lodge. The ad-!
dress was to have been given on Sat
urday evening and a full house had
assembled to greet him. A belated |
train, however, made it necessary to
postpone the event until Sunday even-,
Judge O’Donnell is a very interest
ing and forceful talker and those who
hoard him were given a real treat.
His lecture was more than a talk on
his fraternity—it was a sermon on
humanity, love and good ellowship.
He stated that the Eagles lodge was
the only organization in America
which paid a uniform benefit of 11.000
to the dependents of every Eagles lost
in the World war. These benefits
alone amounted to some >1.400.000.
He favored the enactment of old-age
pension laws and many other move
ments in the interests of humanity.
Judge O’Donnell expressed himself
as charmed with Cody and its sur
rounding country, over which he was
taken by auto. He declared himself
as favorable to locating the big Ea
gles’ national home at the mouth of |
Shoshone canyon, believing it to be
the most desirable location for such
an institution to be found *.n America.
The mineral 'springs, the healthful
climate and the many other natural
attractions, Mr. O’Donnell said should
have a big influence in deciding the
nal location of the home.
UNDER CELLAR STEPS
Mrs. W. J. Brown put down her
hand to help herself up the cellar
steps, one warm day recently, and all
but laid it upon a three-foot rattle
snake which had homesteaded under
the top step. After it rattled, Mrs.
Brown needed no further assistance
but bounded out of the cellar like the
traditional antelope, calling for help.
After a lively battle, Mr. Brown
won out and presented his wife with
the evidence, of his prowess —six rat
tles and a button.
** Marshall Hay shipped out eight
head of horses on Monday billed to
Charles R. Sligh of Grand Rapids.
Michigan, Mr. Sligh has been a
guest at Valley ranch this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. N. P. de Mauriac and
daughter returned to their home at
Bedford, Nqw York last Friday.
eifie Cody Enterprise
CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
GOV. CAREY IN CODY
WITH TITLED IRISHMAN
I Governor and Mrs. Robert D. Carey,
| State Game Warden Bruce Nowlin
and Sir Thomas Esmonde were visit
ors in Cody Sunday night The party
was really being piloted by Mr. Now
lin and was leaving on a tour of in
spection of the big game country on
the Yellowstone river and elsewhere, j
Sir Thomas is an Irish nobleman |
and gives Long Island, N. Y„ as his!
American address. He and Mrs. Ca-1
rey expected to do some hunting on|
the trip, while the journey of the.
Governor and Mr. Nowlin was offi- j
j cial in character.
I They were outfitted at Valley for
the trip into the wilds, which begun
O’Maras Not A Dying Race;
Number 17 or 18 Arrives
The angels left another, baby week
before last to gladden the home of
> Mr. and Mrs. John O’Mara —a girl
' this time. When reporting the same
' occurrence last year, the Enterprise
, congratulated the parents upon their
' nineteenth child and its felicitation
was hotly resented.
Mrs. O’Mara stated that the num
ber was exaggerated as she had had I
only sixteen or seventeen. If the i
1 ; number then was reckoned to be. ap
proximately, sixteen or seventeen, the
' last one may be assumed to be the
seventeenth or eighteentha fact
' worthy of mention at a time when
1 race suicide is a live topic.
MORE IRISH LUCK-
MIKE CLARK WINS A
NEW CAR IN RAFFLE
“The luck of the Irish’’ has become
a tradition and its truth was demon
strated last Friday when Mike Clark.
Cody vulcanizer, won the Studebaker
light six automobile which the Grey-,
bull Elks raffled off. Mike was the I
holder of five dollars worth of chances I
which he bought last June.
The car is certainly a beauty and
Mike says that when the news of his
good luck reached him he was the
happiest Irishman in America. He
expects to have a “foine toime” here
after breezing about with his family
and friends in his new boat.
CONGRESS OF ROUGH
WRITERS WILL MEET
AT PENDLETON, ORE
Distinguished Literary Folk Os
Both Coasts To Meet At The
Big Wild West Show
A congress of Rough Writers of the
World will be held at Pendleton, Ore
gon, during the Round Up.
The literary junketers include Wai-,
lace Irwin, George Chappell (better
known, perhaps, as Dr. Walter E.
Traprock of Kawa fame), Charles
Hanson Towne, Ruth Hale, Walter
Trumbull, Hubbard Hutchinson, John
He’d, the illustrator, and George
Palmer Put-iam, the publisher, and
Out at the Round-Up in Pendleton
the party will be reinforced by Fred- 1
erick O’Brien of South Sea fame, and
by Charles Wellington Furlong. F. K
G. S., author and lecturer. O’Brien,
by the way, has Issued a telegraphic!
challenge to Wallace Irwin for a bron
cho race at the Pendleton Round-Up. j
Irwin has accepted the challenge, and!
has composed some verses to cele-j
brate the occasion.
When Paul R. Oreever, well known
local attorney, and Mrs. Ada M. Hill,
his stenographer, wont up to Billings
! the rst of the week, ostensibly to take
I in the big fair some wag posted on his
1 office door the sign, ‘We are on our
honeymoon trip. Paul and Ads,.”
I The guess turned out to be a good
one, ns word has just reached Cody
! from Billings that they have sure
enough been married. News of the
event first became known when a Bill
ings paper published the fact that
they had secured a marriage license.
The details of the ceremony are not
at this time available.
Phone news Hems to No. 9.
AND THE PARK
As Seen From The Weß'Won
-J v/ wV v/Fv, V-SZ/ \-
Sheriff Davis and his friends set;
much store by the fact that his home I
precinct—2o votes—went for him sol-!
id. We cannot .see that this proves
anything except that the Mormons
When Sheriff Davis went into office
he was right-handed. Now, we hear!
that he is becoming a southpaw from'
searching cars with his left hand.j
But since there is no further questidn |
as to the esteem and affection jn
which he is held in Park County, as
shown by his mapority of 109 votes
over the combined votes of his oppo-I
nents in the recent primaries, we can-■
not see why “Trembling Charli©”
should any longer be afraid to take
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The subject of prohibition appears
to be an obsession with the reform
ers who attempt to inject it into ev
ery situation whether it be a school I
election or a gubernatorial contest. '
Prohibition was not an issue in the
recent primaries, yet W. L. Wade,|
head of the Anti-Saloon League in
Wyoming, horned in with a prepos
terous last minute telegram to infiu-|
ence the Powell voters, the substance,
of which was as follows:
“Hay, if elected, will annul all pro
In the sample ballot which hap-'
i pened to come under our observation,
and which in violation of all prece
-1 dent was printed by the official pa
per, the Herald, marked and mailed
out before election, the names of C.
A. Evans and E. F. Shaw were writ
ten in asvtwo candidates who had
pledged tfxemselves if elected pre
cinct committeemen to uphold the
18th Amendment and the Volstead
4 Act! i
EDITOR RALPH SMITH WINS; |
RIVALS TAKE THE COUNT
Editor Ralph Smith has locked the
forms and gone to press.
At five o’clock on Monday evening’
that worthy gentlemen claimed as
his bride Miss Mintlie M. Siipple. [
The ceremony was performed at
Christ church in Cody Dr. 1) R. Blas-;
ke performed the ceremony in the I
presence of J. M. Schwoob and Sidney
Eldrid, who acted as witnesses. The
affair was quiet and unostentatious,
just as Mr. Smith is in the habit of
They left on Monday evening for
Billings where they will take in the|
big fair as part of their honeymoon
Mr. Smith is well known to the peo
ple of Park county. He edits and
prints the Meeteetse News and his
many subscribers await anxiously
each week for his newsy and original
publication. Miss Siipple is a sister
of Mrs. Josh Dean. Meeteetse’s mayor,
and is one of that community’s most
highly esteemed ladies. She w’ll
make a worthy helpmeet for Editor
Smith and will brighten up the usu
ally monotonous existence in a coun>
try publisher's sanctum.
The Enterprise joins with Park
county’s citizens in wishing Editor
and Mrs. Smith a long urd prosperous
May their “proofs be clean their
“impressions” permanent and their
“circulation” ever increasing.
ARE COMMENDED BY
EDITOR RALPH SMITH
The Misses Ogden and Nelson, who
so heroially kejjt the hotel dining
room and kitchen at the Overland ho
tel open for its guests the past sum
pier, have gone to Salt Lake City to
meet their parents, then a dart by
both parents and children will be
made to the “gay Paree of America,”
Los Angeles, for the winter Mee-
WHY IS THIS THUS?
We note that an eminent clergyman
is going to speak on the “newest
phases of the prohibition movement.”
Whad d’ye mean, prohibition move
ment? Pres Anderson and some oth
er small town weekly editors says
there ain’t no such movement —that
the law is now incorporated in the
constitution and the question settled
for all time. Such being the case, it
also seems queer that men must con
tinue to draw fat salaries to go around
the country telling people about it
i What precinct committeemen have
to do with the 18th amendment and
! the Volstead Act is something we fail
It is barely possible that the fact
that they would “uphold” L. L. New
ton for state committeeman had
something to do with their endorse-
. Says the Cheyenne Tribune:
“All Republicans will vote for Mon
dell and many Democrats will Je U,
pa ?ojitryt.” \
' Perhaps the Democrats will “Je U,
pa ? ojitryt” the county ticket also.
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I The final results of the Literary pi-|
gest’s prohibition poll showed the}
“wets” and the “damps” in the major-
. ity by 209,997 votes over the vote of
i 3.46,193 for enforcement The
■ woman’s vote proved the surprise in
the poll as, contrary to expectations,:
| they voted for repeal and modifica-
i iion by a majority of 11,877 over the I
vote of 48,485 for enforcement.
The summary of 922,383 ballots
on prohibition is as follows:
| Main Poll—
'For enforcement,3o6,2ss (38.5%)
I For modification 325.549 (41.1%)
I For For repea1164,453 (20.4%)
' Women’s Poll —
For enforcement 48,485 (44:5%)
For modification 39,914 (36.7%)
For repeal 20,448 (18.8%)
Factory Polls —
I For enforcement 1,453 ( 8.4%)
For modification 10,871 (62.1%)
For repeal 4,955 (20.6%)
i For enforcement3s6,l93 (38.6%)
L For modification _._.376,334 (40.8%)
I For repeal 189,856 (2Q.6%)
|NEW YORK FAMILY
BUYS SUNLIGHT RANCH
Mrs. Mabel Bishop of New York
• City, who has been a visitor at the
de Mauriac ranch this season has
purchased the Gus La Fond ranch in
j Sunlight and will build a comfortable
summer home upon it which will in
clude guest cabins for her friends.
I Mrs. Bishop’s family consists of her
.self and two sons who like the coun
try so much that they wish to return
The place will be in charge of
George McCullough and “Red" Pow
AND STILL THEY SAY THAT
PROHIBITION STOPS CRIME
Washington, Sept. 18. —The depart
ment of commerce announces that,
according to returns received by the
bureau of the census, the number of
persons confined in prisons and jails
in the state of Wyoming on July 1,
1922, was 561 as compared with 452
on July 1, 1917. These figures include
prisoners awaiting trial and persons
held as witnesses as well as prison
ers serving sentences.
Os the total for 1922, 342 were re-|
ported for the state penitentiary, 174
for 17 county jails, and 45 for 6 cities.
FAMOUS WRITER SAYS
WORKING AT SHOSHONE
DAM IS A MAN’S SIZE JOB
(By Arthur Ruhl, Famous Jour
nalist, in Harper’s Magazine.)
The Shoshone dam rises 328 feet
above the bebd of the river which the
Indians used to call —because of its
hot sulphur springs—the stinking wa
ter. The river flows northeastward
from Yellowstone park, and a few
miles above Buffalo Bill’s old town of
Cody cuts through a mountain of yei-i
i low and terracotta granite in a canon
’ so narrow at its base you could ai-j
most throw a sone across it.
The reclamation service engineers i
came into this canon, and, hanging on |
by their eyebrows, cut a road into the 1
( side of it. found a place for drafting'
■ offices, stone crushers, and so on, car-
• rled the river into and out of a tun-:
. nel through the solid rock and event-
. ually raised this dizzy monolith of
l concrete, as high as a thirty-story of
fice building, blocking the canon tight.
, Lake Three Hundred Feet Deep
[ The site seemed to have been cre-
■ ated for such use. Simply dam your
. canon and here, in a region too dry
I to grow anything, was a lake more
(Continued on page 4)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1922
JUDGE REDUCES VERDICT
IN FAMOUS BATH CASE
On Thursday the court heard the
trial of the appeal in the case Blanch
Gokel vs. Jeff Chapman. This was
the famous case where Blanch accus
ed Jeff of taking sixty dollars worth
of baths one cold winter. Strange to
say. Judge Metz seemed in accord
with the popular opinion that such a
thing was at least improbable—at anyj
rate, he made no allowance for these;
baths and materially reduced the ver
dict of the justice's court
“WHITE ELEPHANT SALE”
AT PARK COUNTY FAIR
A general auction sale, open to ev
eryone, is being arranged as one of
the features of the Park County fair
which will be held next month. This
sale will b.e held on the afternoon of
the last day, October, and the goods
offered will include the such agricul
turay and other exhibits as the owners
wish to dispose of, and it will also bo
open to everyone who has anything
they wish to sell. An auctioneer will
be furnished by the fair association j
and there will be no Charge whatever
to those listing goods in the sale.
The first day, October 6th, will be
given over to the racing and other
events and those in charge are ar
ranging what they believe will be a
whirlwind program for that day.
Grand stand seats for that day will
be sold at 50c and bleacher seats for
25c. School children will be admit
RECITAL OF POWELL BOY
PRODIGY MUCH ENJOYED
A goodly crowd greeted Harold Van
Horne, the young musical prodigy of
Powell gt his piano recital at the
Methodist church last Friday even-,
ing. Although only thirteen years old
the lad displays musical talent and |
ability that is surprising. Practically,
all his selections were of the classical I
order and his rendering of them was!
on a par with many of the supposedly i
finished musicians. Those who heard
him feel certain that his future musi
cal career will be a brilliant one, he
needing only additional training to i
make him an artist of renown. His
recital here constituted part of the
plans to provide him with funds to
pursue his musical studies.
JUDGE RULED OUT
His Honor Held That B. V. D's.
Os Paint Creek Bachelor
Impaired the Dignity
Os His Gourt
It has long been a moot question
as to whether or not a man may be
dignified in his underwear. Some per-[
sons have maintained that the two j
were incompatible while others have
as stoutly argued that dignity is of
the soul and clothes or the lack of
them has nothing to do with It.
A ruling of the Court last week
when Judge Metz chased Jake Bevel-[
heimer out to buy a shirt, should go
a long way toward ending a dispute
which has disturbed the tranquillity
of many otherwise peaceful homes.
Jake, who is a bachelor living on
Paint Creek, was the defendant in a
damage suit brought by Gordon Kneis
ley who alleged that Jake turned a
stream of water across his land to
fill his reservoir which made a deep
cut and Injured his property.
Jake, naive and unworldly, as are
all Paint Creekers, appeared to de
fend himself wearing a coat but no
shirt The hypercritical declare that
the vestee of the undershirt which
Jake presented to the Court had noth
ing in common with the driven snow
and was open to criticism even had
B. V. D.’s been the accepted costume,
for an occasion of the kind.
Be that as it may, when Judge'
Metz’ gaze fell upon Jake’s undershirt
he suggested to Jake’s counsel that his
client’s garb was not in keeping with
the dignity of his court
Jake was astonished when informed
of His Honor’s objection to his ap
pearance but, being in no position to
argue the matter, he scuttled out and
soon returned wearing one of the sea
son’s latest offerings in blue flannel
and still decorated *wlth the Cody
Trading Company’s tag.
I John W. Hay expects to be in Cody
The policy of this paper Is
to uphold the standards
and perpetuate the spirit
of the old West.
ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY
CODY HORSE WINS
Kid Minor Sets New Record;
Bain, Hargraves, Hardee
Horses Bring Home the
Bacon From Douglas
(Ross M. Grant in Casper Tribune)
Kid Minor, a rangy bald-face sorrel
owned by J. H. Bain of Cody, won the
Wyoming Derby at one mile Thursday
afternoon in a driving fiaish while the
6,000 spectators in the stands yelled
themselves hoarse. Alicia, owned by
D. W. Lee of Mitchell, Nebr., finished
a neck behind, with Ves Hardee, an
other horse from the Bain stable, a
length back in third place. Robin
Hood, the Casper horse, looked to be
over-raced and was never up.
A new track record of was
made in the first half of the race.
Kid Minor was a bad actor at the
start, finally unseating his rider and
keeping the horses at the pole eight
minutes before Starter Hoggan could
get them away. Pace, a Cody boy,
climbed back in the saddle after he
had been thrown, and rode a
At the start. Bob Metcalfe, the 50-
year-old jockey, who scales at only
87 pounds, hit Alicia with the bat and
trying to get the pole on the first turn
almost pinched Kid Minor off. Pace
rated his mount along a length be
hind Alicia until they came into the
backstretch on the second time ar
From then on it was a battle all the
way down the stretch, with the boye
using the whip all the time.
Kid Minor, the winner, has won
nine out of his last fifteen starts, and
| has never been outside the money in
j that time.
Peggy May, the Wes McDowell
! mare from Camper, was picked as the
j winner of the three-eighths, but Win
nie Wooten, an added starter, beat
' her by a neck. Winnie Wooten is
owned by W. W. Hardee of Cody and
| was ridden by Pace, giving) him two
, winners for the day.
Ruby H. romped home in three
straight heats in the 2:30 trot, al
though she was pushed by Cal Har
graves’ Wyoming Boy in every heat.
The crowd was pulling for Cal, who la
72 years old, and consequently “the
Pop Geers of Wyoming,’’ to win, but
the best he could do was second in
Cole Thaw, a Billings, Mont., horse
from the Swilling & Moyle stable,
won the 2:25 pace in impressive fash
ion. Billy’ Stewart from Powell
brought Blair Athol] home for second
money. Most of the crowd was glad
to see Stewart in the money as he
was running into all kinds of hard
luck during ihe meeting. The first
day he wrecked s sulky and cut The
Snowman and Wednesday he was in
another tangle that dropped him be
hind the field.
$55,000 APPROPRIATED TO
REBUILD ROAD NEAR DAM
Supervisor Hutton of the local For
est office announced to the Cody Club
jon Monday that an appropriation of
I 155,000 had been approved by the
j Forestry Department to be used in
improving the South Fork road for
some 4% miles west of the Shoshone
dam. It is the plan to rebuild that
j portion of the road, the now route be
j ing some distance farther from the
1 lake than the present road. It is ex
pected that work will be started in
1 the not distant future.
I The safety and convenience of trav
elers have demanded that this rqpd
j be put in better condition and the an
nouncement that the work is to be
done will be welcome news to all.
FEW CASES HEARD BY
METZ IN FINAL SESSIONS
The fall term of court closed Friday
, night after an all-uay trial of the case
I of Kneialey vs. Bevelheimer, a case
[ Involving a right of way for a ditch
;in the Paint Creek country. There
; were many witnesses called on both
sides, but the court finally decided Ln
favor of the defendant.
Thursday afternoon the case of
Garvey vs. Williams was decided in
favor of the defendant.
This present term was very satis
factory’ in that it practically cleaned
up the entire tjivil docket, except a
few cases that were not ready and
those new cases not yet at issue.
Judge Metz left for Basin Sunday
morning, but returned here Monday,
en route for a hunting trip in Trout
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