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Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill") and Col. Peake. I VOLUME XXIV. NUMBER 8. RANCHERS SIDE OF FIGHT AGAINST THE GREYBULLOIRT DAM 0. B. Mann Calls Plan A Death Trap, And Considers Pro ject Impractical And Impossible In speaking of the Sunshine Reser voir as proposed by the Greybull Im-| provement Co., it means very little to the settler who feels that he Is in| need of water for a dry farm . But ■when we go into details, giving dimen sions and capacity, as compared with ■other projects of the kind, it seems' that one would see at once how im-i practicable and impossible the proj-'i oct is as proposed. It might be well to compare it with the Shoshone dam, as nearly every body in the Greybull district has seen or knows something about iL The Shoshone dam is one of the highest irrigation dams in the world. Built "by the government at an expense of $2,000,000-—costing about twice as much as the best engineer in the world figured on, and breaking every contractor who touched it, and had to be finished by the government. Now here comes the Greybull Im provement Company with Its project, 15 times bigger, with one-ninth of the capacity, to be built at a cost of SBOO, 000. The concrete and stone rip-rap In the proposed reservoir Is two-fifths as much as the entire Shoshone dam, and after we get all this stone and concrete we have a dam 1200 feet 1 long, 800 feet at the base with a> height of 160 feet, which would make' it one of the largest dirt dams in the world. Everybody that has lived in an irri gated country knows what a dirt dam means. Look at the destruction and i death toll at Pueblo in the last year) by the breaking of a 50-foot dirt dam. Here is one more than three times J as high, and the engineers say per fectly safe, built In a country of cloud bursts and floods, without a spillway. There has been a petition sent in to one of the government’s agents— signed by 150 settlers in this district ■—asking and pleading that the gov ernment take steps to prevent this death-trap from being built above their homes. The Wyoming Tribune came out and said that the project had been put Into the hands of a very efficient engineer in James B. True for completion. Now James may be very efficient, for he said that if the contract was let to him he could build this dam of over 3.000,000 cubic yards of puddled earth at a coat of 10c per cubic yard and make good money. With James bo efficient, we are at a loss to know why this contract was let to other! parties at a price of more than 40c I and we are told that the contractors! got cold feet and pulled down their bld at that price. The people here have been assessed’ $28,000 for preliminary work, SB,OOO for engineers, which seems to be very j unreasonable, and if one should go look the work over, they would surely aay this Is a land of milk and money. Os this $28,000 no rancher, unless he is an officer or has been hired by the people in charge, has received one cent of benefit, and yet the Court says that our ranches shall be bonded for a term of 20 years, and if we fall to pay the amount, as assessed by the commissioner appointed by the Court, I we shall forfeit all right to the home we have given the best part ofour lives to build. If this is done, we may console our selves by reading the constitution which says: ‘No person shall be de prived of life and property without <ue process of law. O. B. MANN. high school football TEAM PLAYS LOVELL FRI. The football team of the Cody hlg-b school will play Its Initial game of the season here on Friday afternoon of this week, when they will defend their goal against the onslaughts of the Lovell high school team. The Kame will be played at the athletic field west of the schoolhouse. The Lovell team Is said to be heavier than our boys, but the local hope to offset thia advantage with science and ■peed. The team now has eight games bcheduled. two each with Lovell, Greybull, Basin and Powell. dfie Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - i HUNTERS ARRESTED BY STATE GAME WARDEN “Injun Joe’’ Mathison and a party of eastern hunters outfitted by the Majo ranch were arrested this week by Carlie Downing arid Bruce Nowlin for violating the state game laws. It is alleged that they had hunted on the game preserve. They will be given a hearing in a few days. BONDS VOTED FOR GREY- BULL VALLEY RESERVOIR Ed Hurst of Los Angeles, Calif., who has been in Greybull the past two months, made a loan of $30,000.00 to the Greybull Improvement District the past week to clean up of the organization indebtedness on the res ervoir and irrigation project of the ' Greybull valley. A bond issue of $800,000" was voted by the property! owners up the Greybull river for the purpose of building an impounding dam for water to be used in irrigating the big expanse of land in the Grey bull valley. When these bonds are disposed of the C. B. ft Q. railway will extend a line up the Greybull river. Thou sands of acres of good land will be placed under cultivation with the! completion of this water project and; the Greybull valley will be made one of the most productive and prosper ous agricultural regions in the west. Greybull will benefit immeasurably as it will be the distributing center for all the country up the Greybull river.—Tribune. Editor, Wedded, Asks Prayers And Patronage Os Readers With this issue our career as a newspaperman begins with a new sig nificance and a zest heretofore unim parted, leaving the golden future yet a matter to be fathomed. Now Mrs. Ralph Smith appears on the scene to make all our moments calm and bright. It is as one might suggest: “volume one, number one.” We have received the choicest of felicitations from our many admirers. The much-hoped-for event took place In Christ Episcopal church z at Cody and the pastor of the groom, the Rev. D. R. Blaske, performed the cer emony. Two friends of the editor of the news—J. M. Schwoob and Sidney Eldrid—witnessed the vows and the blessings and the name of the bride —Miss Minnie Siipple—change to that insipid name—Smith. The bride needs no introduction for she has lived her * about four years and has garnered a host of friends. She is a sister of Mrs. J. W. Deane, consequently a sister-in-law of J. W. Deane, pioneer and mayor of our city. The charivari at the home was ex ceptionally well attended and a huge success. In conclusion we thank all for their many hearty congratulations and re mind them now, as never before, to consider, for us the two “peas in a pod” and grant us their prayers and patronage.—Meeteetse News. An informant of the Enterprise states that the home-coming of the newlyweds, Editor and Mrs. Ralph Smith of Meeteetse was the greatest event ever held on the Greybull river. | People came from miles around to! welcome them back to the city, which . looked not unlike Smith’s Corners on | circus day. The groom was captured j in Josh Deane’s place of business and . ridden about town on a mule Jor an ■ hour. Mrs. Smith was transported through the streets in a cart, decorat-1 ed as an Indian maiden. After Ralph i ' got through his ride ho was roped I and taken to jail and was not released ' | until he had contributed S2O which i was used to give a free dance, ■which I i was the finishing touch of a grand I I evening. LOCAL NEWS ITEMS The Patriot truck belong to Wat-! kins & Prante was completely de-i stroyed by fire last week while being driven by Ray Prante on Cottonwood creek. What caused the fire the driv er is unable to state. “Scotty” Clark believes he came near establishing a record for big game hunting last Sunday. He left Cody on Saturday evenjpg for his cabin in the Mormon creek country and returned home 24 hours later with a fine bull elk. which he bagged on upper Mormon creek. | Mr. and Mrs. Burton Marston have been visiting for the past several days with the former’s parents, Judge and Mrs. C. A. Marston, all having come down from the Billings fair last Sat urday. Their home is at Buffalo, Mr. Marston being county agent in John son county. AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen From The Wer-Won (arolinc A well-informed corresponden from another part of the state writes: “There is not much doubt that the' Wade propaganda defeated Governor Carey, and it will defeat every local man that he endorsed, is my belief. It certainly is a strange mix-up when certain conditions will defeat good men in some localities and have no effect in other places.” —ww— The old song beginning “Torn be tween love and duty, fighting the bit ter fight” should have a new and poig nant meaning to Mr. Newton these days. What with W. L. Wade, head of the Anti-Saloon League in Wyom ing, declaring that ‘John W. Hay, if elected, will nullify all prohibition machinery,’ and the Republican cen tral committee spurring him on to; help bring Mr.. Hay’s election about, the conflict of emotions in Mr. New ton’s breast must be something fierce. —ww — John Piper has an interesting souvenir of Sheriff Davis in the Way of a dented silver dollar which was in Joe Lange’s pocket and was struck by I the bullet that Mr. Davis fired when he trembled his gun off and wounded the Meeteetse man in the leg. It is alleged that Mr. Davis’s body ! guard filled two machines when he’ went out to Carl Thomsen’s to get the sheepherder who was reported to have been on the Meeteetse road try-! ing to get himself a stool-pigeon for breakfast. We believe this to be an exaggeration, however, and doubt ’ very much if there ware more than five or six. —ww— \se are informed that the sheric’s office has made the boast that within 30 days there will not be a bootlegger , left We are sorry to hear that there is trouble ahead for so many of our intimate friends. English scientists are investigating the case of a boy who has no sense of; humor. If they had to read our Wy oming newspaper exchanges they would stop wasting their time investi gating anything so commonplace. This week, however, in reading our first copy of the Cowley Progress we were encouraged by the faint gleam which would indicate that its editor, Mr. Emil Vaterlaus. is not entirely deficit in this quality. He calls his column of personal paragraphs “Local Mutterings.” Commissioner Haynes is deriving much satisfaction from the fact that the prohibition joke has been barred from the vaudeville houses on Keith’s circuit He declares that it is a tri- PARK COUNTY FAIR 2 DAYS JEXT WEEK An Attractive And Novel Pro gram Now Being Arranged —Numerous Exhibits The Park County Fair association has recently arranged a number of events for the public’s entertainment on the first day of the fair, October; 6th. The program for that day con-! tains many novel events and should prove very interesting. While the of events is not yeti complete, the following are among the ■ attractive features offered: Cavalry Oompainy F. parade and : sabre drill. One mile Ride and Tie race. In this; event each team will consist of one; horse and two men. Each man will walk half the distance and ride half. 1 The frequency of changes from foot ! horseback is optional with each team. | Five mile auto race. Three mile Stop and Start Auto ! race. Cars are brought to a stop in ! front of the grandstand each half mile. One half mile Gills* race. One mile Pack race. Three sacks totaling 100 lbs. to be carried on pack horse and not lost One half mile Freefor-AU, running High School athletic sports. Free-for-All trotting, three heats one mile each. One mile Ride and Tie race for boys under 16. Besides the general farm exhibits there will be special exhibits under umph for prohibition. Mr. Keith once | barred mother-in-law jokes, also, but i we never heard that it was regarded as a victory for mothers-in-law. His reason then as we are told it is now, was because it was overworked by the entertainers. —ww— A druggist over in Basin sold eight ounces of Jamaica ginger to a man i who said he had a sick horse. The man returned and statefa that he had [ broken the bottle and asked for an-, other which was sold him. The man used the Jamaica ginger as a bever age and the druggist was arrested.: When the case came up for trial at' Lovell it was dismissed promptly. It all sounds as i it might have happen ed in Cody. —ww — I Last week the prohibition commls-■ sioners limited the sale of tincture! of ginger to one fluid ounce. Lemon; j and vanilla extracts also are intoxi cating If taken in sufficient quanti ! ties—something ought to be done 1 about iL —ww— Much as people thrill at the sight jof a fire engine responding to an : alarm in the busihess district so the j spectators tingled last Saturday when i Sheriff Davis tore down the main street in his Ford accompanied by ; deputy sheriff Cullen and a federal prohibition ofL’cer. Armed to the ! teeth, stern-faced and rigid, they look ed neither to the right nor the left as i they whizzed around a corner. ’ It was surmised that word had come that a band of desperadoes had i fortified themselves in the Bad Lands ! and everyone felt a glow of pride tn | our intrepid officers going with set jaws to do their duty. It came as a ; disappointmen—not to say a shock— to learn that they were only headed ( for the fair grounds where a passen ger airplane had landed. With the management of Charles W. Barton, we look to see the Casper Tribune become a pace-maker for Wyoming dailies, since he, along with his brother, Bruce Barton, is looked upon by the newspaper fraternity as one of the editors who could not get out a dull paper if he tried. Jake Bevelhelmer is rtilT at a I 'es to understand Judge Metz’s attitude in regard to his undershirt He also; takes exception to the Enterprise’s intimation that it had nothing in com mon with a snow-bank and reclares that he knows that it was as immac ulate as any reasonable person would expect as he had it anchored in Paint! came to attend court in Cody. the following heads: Mrs. F. W. Kurtz, culinary depart-' ment; R. J. Allen, educational club! work; Ralph Hardin, school exhibits; ; Mrs. Minnie Williams, county school! exhibits: Mrs. E. W. Oskins, flowers j and plants; Mrs. R. W. Wilson, needle work and fancy goods; Mrs. W. L. Simpson, Park county baby show. JACK WILCOX, FORMER RESIDENT, DEAD IN MONT. J. W. (Jack) Wilcox, for many years; a resident of the Cody locality, was killed in an accident near Moccasin, Mont., about two weeks ago, accord ing to word just received by local I friends. Wilcox was working with a thresh ing machine outfit and in going up a l grade a bolt in the front part of the u separator broke and Wilcox was un der the machine attempting to repair , it when it slipped from the front axle ' and fell upon him, crushing his head and chest and killing him instantly. He worked in this locality for many years as a sheep shearer and was also ■ at one time in business in Cody. TURKEY'S CROP CONTAIN- ED 180 GRASSHOPPERS A Paint Creek woman curious to know how many grasshoppers a tur key ate in a day, counted those in the crop of one she killed last week. It contained one hundred and eighty. At this rate she figured that her flock of fourteen turkeys destroyed five thousand grasshoppers in a The turkey with its voracious appe tite for grasshoppers has a double value to the rancher —a fact which Is becoming recognized more and more each year. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1922 DEPARTMENT DISPLEASED' WITH PROGRESS ON ROAD An item in the official bulletin of the state highway department, recent ly, received, has the following to say : “F. A. Project No. 126. Cody-Mee teetse Road. Johnson Construction Company, contractors. Progress is generally unsatisfactory on this job. Grading is about forty per cent com pleted and surfacing about twenty per cent complete. Contractor has been notified to put on additional forces in order to get this job completed, by Oc tober Ist, the completion date on the contract.” NEW WHO'S WHO LIST FROM TOUGH CREEK A writer in the Casper Herald gets right down to the meat of the “Who’s Who” question in Wyoming and con tributes the following enlightening dissei tat ion: “George C. Fish of Tough Creek re-1 marked the other day that the es teemed Cheyenne Trib was running a; series of ‘Who’s Who in Wyoming.’ | and the ‘Ten Most Popular Books in Wyoming.’ George had just finished three months’ sheep herding on Poi son creek and his mind had been giv en a chance for peaceful contempla tion of the problem. “He stated that in his opinion the ten most widely read publications in! Wyoming were ‘Monkey Ward’s Cata logue,’ ‘Tax Assessment Blanks,’ ‘Yearbook of the Department of Ag riculture,’ ‘Fifty Famous Homebrew Recipes,’ Dr. King’s Golden Discov ery Almanac,’ Caroline- Lockhart’s ‘Paradise Lost,’ ‘Wyoming Brand i Book,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ Hoyle’s! ' ‘When to Lay Down Three of a Kind’ i and the common or garden variety of Oil Prospectus. ! “For the ‘Who’s Who List’ he bade | us submit the name of the fellow who first put bells on sheep, the in ventor of the new method of taking nose-prints of beef steers instead of branding their hides, all the state and r national leaders Lunched in order to 1 avoid hard feeling, but just counting; as one choice, Woodruff of Shoshoni. w*ho took seven years to trail sheep j across the Shoshone Indian reserva-; tion in the good old days, the fellow who located Casper close to Salt Creek instead of some other place, the designer of the old Birds-Eye Pass, the ‘Virginian,’ the gay dog who still has a little pre-war stuff left, the New York lady millionaire who got caught in a mild little squall in Yel lowstone Park and gave Wyoming a ! chance to break into the roto-gravure section of the New York Times, and the guy who discovered that crude oil contains gasoline.” PREDATORY ANIMALS RUN RIOT IN STREETS OF CODY ! Some of the better class of our cit i izens have made application to the I predatory animal inspector to provide! ' protection for the town of Cody ag ainst the inroads being made by wild. beasts and birds. Joe Davenport, who as night mar-, shal guards the peace of our city be tween sunset and sunrise, was busily ■ engaged in directing traffic at the in tersection of Sheridan avenue and i Third street at 2 o’clock Monday morning, when his attention was at tracted to a large animal coming up the street like Pluto’s justly celebrated domain bent for the proverbial elec tion. Joe says that he was making : not less than 75 miles, not including stops and slow-downs. The policeman waved wildly for the • infuriated animal to halt, as a dash, at such speed through the busy traf-, sic at that time of morning imperiled | the lives and limbs of many people. A collision with a Ford would have meant disaster to the occupants of the car. The beast, however, disre garded the marshal's signals, shot i across Sheridan avenue like a bolt, of lightning and disappeared over the hill south of town. As he dashed by, however, Joe was able to discern that the animal was a full grown jack rabbit, who was evidently 1 out for the record to the North pole. The fact that no children happened to be in the street at the time proba bly prevented a holocaust In going over his beat shortly there c*ter he was amazed to see perched in ' a row on the sidewalk in front of Newton’s store three full grown ducks, i apparently blissfully ignorant of how drj’ the climate is at that particular corner. While Joe went for reinforce ments to scatter the mob, the birds crept into an alley and disappeared. 1 The campaign for protection is be ing vigorously pushed. , The policy of this paper Is ,to uphold the standards i and perpetuate the spirit of the old West. 77',' fF ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY COSTS SIOO TO WHIP COP IN MEETEETSE Rebuked For “Hollerin”, Lloyd Coleman And Officer Ekdahl Mix at Social Function Administering justice from a keg of nails in the rear of his grocery empo rium, Judge “Shorty” Welch fined Lloyd Coleman SIOO and costs last Monday for hitting the Chief of Police of Meeteetse three punches in the | jaw and “hollerin’ ” at a social func- I tion. Lloyd, still Wearing his prison pal lor and complaining bitterly of the hardness of the mattress in the Mee teetse calaboose, came home after his | hearing declaring that the fine was , excessive as he has hit far better men in the jaw for half the money. , The unusual amount, however, is i attributed not so much to the fact that he struck an officer as that the ' treasury was empty and the town was said to be behind two months with Ekdahl’s salary. This can now be paid in full with something to start on for October. But even more astonishing than ! that it is now a crime to whip an offi i cer, is the news that It is no longer etiquette to “holler” at a social func tion in Meeteetse. Unaware of this change in the so cial code, the Cody guests who drove over to attend the danck in the hall ; last Saturday began hollerin’ as soon as they had arrived at the proper stage of enthusiasm. Tills was about eight thirty and very likely kept the neighbors awake although they stay up later than usual on Saturday night. Cody folk are sensitive when visit ing neighboring towns and the harsh tone and language used by Officer dahl when he informed them that they , would have to close their mufflers. I grated. Therefore, as the chief of j police wore no badge to indicate his J authority, the Cody visitors exercised I the prerogative they have enjoyed since Wyoming ceased to be a terri tory’ and hollered some more, louder and with a derisive note which had the ring of battle. Accounts vary as to what happened thereafter. Only one fact is estab lished and» it is that while Mr. Cole man saw no star when he hit Mr. Ek dahl, the chief of police saw several. Eye witnesses state that the floor will require planing where he left his im i print in it and that it will be weeks before his front teeth are again solid. Two more landed as effectively and the chief of police, who is said to be a warrior from Bonneville, thought the room was full of Colemans. . At any rate, he thrust his gun into TJeorge Coleman’s stomach and told him to surrender. The incident had a tendency to mar the pleasure of the evening and the amicable relations which had existed between the townsfolk and the visit ors from Cody were somewhat strain ed after Lloyd had been escorted to the caflaboose. Ladies of the two factions shook their ngers under each others? niches and challenges were : exchanged, couched in words which l sounded like business. . Fortunately, “cooler counsel pre , vailed,” as the phrase is, so there was Ino hair lost or blood shed. It is hoped i that the breach will soon heal and a few whoops and a holler will not be I allowed to come between friends. MISS SIGGINS SURPRISES FRIENDS; MARRIES CASPER MAN AT BILLINGS | Miss Mildred Siggins, one of Cody’s ' most popular young ladies, stole a march on her friends and relatives, 1 including father and mother Siggins. ' when she went to Billings this week, ' ostensibly to visit a lady friend. 1 On Wednesday comes the surpris- I ing news that she was married in that city on the night of September 27 to Mr. Roy Archer of Casper. The wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Van Howell, the ceremony being performed by the Presbyterian minister of Billings. Miss Siggins has been employed for some time past at the First National Bank, is an attractive and highly re spected young lady with a host of friends who will wish her and the groom life’s blessings. Mr. Archer is quite well known at Cody, hairing been a contractor in Yellowstone park this summer. He is now in business in Casper, where the couple have gone to reside. Phone news items to No. 9.