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Founded In 1899 by Col. W. F. Cody (“Buffalo Bill") and Col. Peak*. ■ . -- 4 VOLUME 24, NUMBER 21 FEDERAL COURT IS WORKING HARDSHIPS ON PEOPLE OF WYO. Innocent Being Made To Suf fer Through Being Compelled To Go To Cheyenne, Says ; Sheridan Post (Sheridan Post) On Jan. 8, 31 residents of north eastern Wyoming will be called on to go to Cheyenne and defend them selves in the United States district ■court, at a great expense, against chargies of violation of the prohibi tion law. 11 Some of these may be guilty while It is quite probable that some are innocent. It makes no difference, however, they must go to Cheyenne, at great personal expense, to avoid a heavy fine and possible penitenti ary sentence. They are compelled to go to Chey enne even though they may be in-, nocent, simply because some person has asserted they may have sold whiskey. The burden of proof is entirely upon them to prove their innocence, and none upon the gov ernment, to prove them guilty. I tla a hardship for some of these people to th o transportation to Cheyenne even though they may be declared “not guilty” afterwards. In one instance It is asserted that a foreigner was sent in here during* fair time to gather evidence against those who may be engaged in the traffic of liquor. All It is necessary for this man to do is to make a •written report charging anyone with having sold him whiskey on a cer tain day or with having had some In Ills possession, and he is guilty in the face of the government, and must prove himself innocent Reserve* Code of Justice It Is generally understood that a man is innocent In the face of the law until he is proven guilty, but In these cases it appears he Is guilty until he can prove himself innocent. However, it is not so much the guilt or Innocence at issue now, but the fact that these people are com pelled to go to Cheyenne to make their defense at great expense, when there is a federal court room In Sher idan for trying people of this district on federal charges. Since the erection of this building about 15 years ago, there has never but one term of court held here,! the inclination being all the time to take the people to Cheyenne for trial. The appeal has been made for hold ing the January term of the federal court in Sheridan, because of the saving it would make to a number of our people, and it is to be regretted that no attention has been given the appeal. There are many times during the year that our people are called to I Chevenne, the state capital, because their business cannot be transacted elsewhere. Therefre it seems that when there Is an occasional opportun ity for business to be transacted else where than in Cheyenne, that oppor tunity should be given the city asking the favor. Sheridan does not ask that people should be sent here from Casper or Cheyenne on court charges, although it is just as fair for Sheridan to claim it as for Cheyenne to do so. All that has been asked is that the people of northwestern Wyoming, who can save money by being heard in Sheridan, he given an opportunity to appear in court here. On A Stool-Pigeon’* Word •It is said that In one of the cases •coming up in Cheyenne next month, a young man has been arrested on a charge made by a foreign stool-pigeon claiming that on a certain day In 'August or September he had sold, said stool-pigeon liquor. That the young man is innocent of any such, •charge on any day is generally bellev ed whore he is known, but the evl-, •donee is certain that on the day In question and for several days he was' in the mountains* on a hunting trip. Because an error has been ms de ini this case the young man will be com pelled to stand the expense of a Chey enne trip, and see to It that any wit nesses he may need have their expen ses paid. 1 It isn’t lust, and. Sheridan should "be allowed the necessary terms of court to take care of the prisoners to he arranged from this part of the state. Wyoming pays sufficient tribute to, Cheyenne in other ways, that other, cities should be allowed some consid eration when their claim is just. Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ISSUED EVERY WEDNEBDA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 192E “STAMPEDE DOING GOOD g WORK”-G. C. DILLAVOO There was a time, and not so far back but that it can easily be rem embered, when the mere fact that a stranger was from Powell wag enough to set the average Codyite hunting,' like the cockney Englishman, for ’arf, a brick to bounce off his head. This feeling is rapidly disappear-; ing; and such neighborly acts as the letter and check sent to the Cody, Stampede Committee by the Powell Shrine Club, and the following letter i with enclosure, from G. C. Dillovou of the Powell National Bank, go a long way toward encouraging this better understanding between the two towns Powell, Wyo. Dec. 20th, 1922 ' Cody Stampede Committee, Dear Sirs: Was unable to attend the entertain ment put on by the Stampede Com mittee and appreciating the efforts being put forth by the officers and the great work the Committee is do ing toward boosting our Eastern Entrance, I want to do my mite and am enclosing a check for a small amount. Again complimenting you upon your good work I am Your fl Truly, G. C. Dillavou. INAUGURAL BALL TO BE NOTABLE AFFAIR Will Be Held In State House On New Year’s Night—; Many Out Os Town Guests Expected W. B. Ross will be inaugurated governor of Wyoming on New Year’s day, as provided by law. There will be no postponement of 24 hours because of the fact that the date fixed by the statutes falls this year on a holiday. The question of whether or not a transaction taking place on a Sunday or holiday is legal has been raised unofficially, but it has been agreed, it was annunced Tuesday that even ;hough contracts and like documents are not binding if signed at such times, this provision dope not extend to matters like inaugurations. Therefore the ceremony will take place Monday morning, January L and will be followed by an inaugural ball that evening Both will be held at the state house. Four years ago Choyenne was just emerging from the flu epidemic, so that, with public gatherings frowned upon, no ball was held* This year it is proposed to make the occasion one to be remembered. , GOST COUNTY SI.OO MILE TO DELIVER ELECTIONBALLOTS Paint Creek Rancher Protests against Reckless 0. K's Os County Commissioners Editor of the Enterprise: I see in your paper that the Powell people are up in arm 8 over the high taxes. I agree with them that it is time for all of us to begin kicking. What is the cause of all these high taxes? Our tax this year is almost as high without any special tax as it was last year with several mills spe cial added. It looks to me as if our County Commissioners have been pretty slack in allowing some of the bills present ed, just because the man had the gall to ask for it. I saw where one man was allowed >24 for being judge of election and delivering ballots. Another was al lowed >26 for the same- from Paint Creek, 25 miles, while Robert E. Morton, 60 miles back on Crandell Creek, was allowed. >ll.lO for the same thing. Now we all know that If the Crandell Creek ballots can be deliver ed 60 miles for >ll.lO, there is ab- I solutely no necessity for paying a AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen From The Water-Wagon (archie jSckhart gSukjsfi i While rumaging recently among ’ the Enterprise’s twenty year s toother- i i Ings we dug up a book yellowed with < I age, both covers gone, be-thumbed ; and dog-earred from usage and carry ing certain marginal notes which j showed the original owner to have been a person of taste and discriml- I nation. (This paper was 1 founded by Col W. F. Cody and CoL Peake). I ‘ Thi 8 relic is entitled, “Bartender's ‘ Quick Reference Manual”, and before we send it down to the State Histori ; cal Society at Laramie, we thought the publication of a reedipe marked ' 'in pencil, on the margin might be ' timely at this season. NEW YEARS PUNCH ( (for 25 People) Use a clean wooden tub or a por celain lined vessel. 2 cans pineapple. 9 sliced lemons. . ( 18 sliced oranges. % 2% pints curacoa. i j IHpints chartreuse. , 3 quarts Tokay wine. 3 quarts brandy. j Stir well with hardwood stick, and j let the mixture stand, without ice, t for ten hours in ice-box or other cool ] place. When ready to use, put in: . 9 quarts of champagne. i 1H gallons of carbonated water. ( Put a large piece of clear ice in a punch bowl and dress tastily with fruits. Fill the bowl from the origin- . al mixture and keep on replenishing , the bowl, never permitting it to get j low until the mixture runs out. P. S. If any reader locates all c-r , a part of the more imporiaat tngred’- ents, kindly telephone Nj. 9 at once. —ww — Warsaw, Dec. 20 —Stanlslau WojU liGwskl was elected president f Fc. and Wednesday, to succeei Dr. Gabriel Narutowlc*. The names 1 of Poland’s presidents] look like a line or two from Ul6 Er:UJr prise when its linotype machine is having one of its tantrums; which reminds us that it i 8 a fortunate thing we have a sense of humor else we would have long since died of shame ! at the typographical errors in recent issues. A new machine will soon be installed Whs” we hope to realize what has become one of our dearest ambitions; namely, to take the axe and hack the present one to pieces, to nuiltilate it, brutally, beyond re cognition, and throw it, quivering and twitching, out on the scrap heap. , —ww — Editor Ralph Smith’s dlscriptlon of the holiday appearance of Meeteetse, shows how cleverly two birds may be ' killed with one stone. While drawing a pen pic ture of the candy and food display calculated to set the reader drooling, ■ Editor Smith passes down the street bestowing praise impartially upon each of his advertisers. It is done so judicously—neither too faint nor I too fulsome —that that merchant would be hard to please indeed who Paint Creeker >26.00 for 25 miles. | Just as long as the people will stand 1 for such things we will have them. Joe Ganguet served and delivered his ballots for >9.60, about 9 miles 'doser that the Paint Creeker, with a difference of >16.40 in favor of the Paint Creeker. We all know that there is some thing desperately wrong with com missioners who allow such bills. I believe it is right to pay a living ! price for services rendered, but half j that money would have been a big price for delivering the ballots at i Paint Creek. High taxes are keeping lots of peo ' pie out of thi 8 country uad high taxes are going to bankrupt a lot of us who are alredy here if a little eco nomy is not practiced. The result of the election was phoned to Mr. Schwoob and should that not have been enough without paying >16.40 extra to get the ballots, rushed in? If the candidates want to pay to have the ballots rushed in i that is all right but for the County Commissioners to have wasted our money this way is outrageous, especi ally when so many people are mort gaged for all they are worth, when l -scores are in the hole with no chance ' of getting out Paint Creek Rancher Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Hollister enter tained a few friends at a danceing party on Christmas night Mrs. Minnie Ide and Mr. and Mrs.' 1 H. A. Phillips, who have rented the J. H. Van Horn house, moved their i household goods up from Powell in ■ the same freight car with the new Sheriff’s effects. was not secretly flattered by it and disposed to give the News a year’s contract Writes Editor Smith: QUITE XMASY Among the business houses in our town that look quite Christmasy are the Overland hotel with its crisscross of overhanging greenery. This is stretched over a bank of sweetmeats in packages alluring and captivating. Thia is the only token of the Yule tide in this end of town and when the drug store is reached, there glitter ing and glaring and flaring is much tinsel in the abode of fairyland. The next Yuletide reminder is at the Walsh mercantile threshold where a gleam through the screen reveals floating ribbons of clustered g een, candies in one «’ow window and the Nut family ensc.o ised in an other portraying case. Here Mr. Wai Nut, Mr. Hickory Nut, fill Fil bert, Mr. P. Can, and Miss Hazel Nut will be pleased to greet you. The next immutable sign of the not far off visit of Santa is when one pay s the postoffice a visit. New they see perspiring postal clerks, the dew rippling from their furrowed brows, and from yonder rafter dangles that time immemorial piuitude "mail early”. Upon the homeward stretch at the Mercantile, one upon their heels doth reel as they gaze at fruits, nuts and orange peel. A few further on i 8 a window of toys and many useful things to put on. Out from this big store aroma from green wreaths and festoons floats galore. The one thing we regret about S. A. Watkins’ retirement as county commissioner is that we shall no longer have occasion to print his picture—that is if he settles down after his return to privtae life and quits fighting and, speeding. This is the only picture in existence of Mr. Watkins in his heyday and we prize it as the gem of our notable collection of leading citizens. We have not considered selling it, but we have our price and we might let it go—like the county printing—to the highest bidder. Goodbye, Santford, take keer of yerself! GOV'T HUNTERS ACCOUNT FUR 197 KILLERS IN MUNTH UF NOVEMBER A total of 197 animals, of which 185 were in the true predatory class, were exterminated in Wyoming in November according to the monthly bulletin Issued by Charles J. Byer, predatory animal inspector with, headquarters in Cheyenne. In the list are 177 coyotes, eight bobcats three badgers, one ferret, one skunk and seven porcupines. The hunters worked a total of 579 days, making an average of nineteen hunt ers figured on a thirty day basis, i As November was an exceptionally bad and stormy month, none of the hunters were able to make the neces sary twenty-five pointe to have their names appear on the honor roll. CARLOAD OF HONEY IS SOLD FOR $12,000 Wheatland, Wyo., Dec. 23—While, probably more cars of produce of great value have gone out of Wheat land than out of any other city in Wyoming, all records are believed to , have been broken when a carload of , comb honey was Bold at Akron, 0., for approximately >12,000. The car was loaded by the Honey* Producers’ association here and was accompanied east by F. S. Harter,' who sold ft. The product was *ll < grade Al. FINDS REMNANT OF OLD WEST IN CODY J. D. Woodruff of Shoshoni, who,; although more than 70 years of age, held his own with the husky young “hard-twists” at the Stampede Ball, ! seems never to write anything that i 8 uot worth printing. A letter received after his return is* no exception and it is herewth printed because of what . he has to say of his impression of our Home Town. “That Stampedec Ball surely was a swell affair; everyone enjoyed it,' and there was nothing happened that the most particular person could ob ject to unless it is taboo to live. “I congratulate Cody and its people upon the atmosphere of good feeling which is recognized upon stepping off the train. The smiles of welcome and the hearty handshake assures the traveller that he has reached a rem- , nant of the good old West, when everyone was considered to be in ■ good standing until he proved himself . otherwise, and not as is the present custom, and a necessity, to look on every stranger with suspicion, know- . ing that he i 9 liable to be a louse trying to put up some sort of a job ] to get you into trouble. One cannot help but like Cody and I hope it may be my good fortune to ' go there often.” 1 PEOPLE TO CARRY Oil FIGHT AGAINST SUNSHINE DAM Petition of Remonstrance Was Signed by 100 Land Owners at Recent Meeting There was a meeting held at Burl ington, Dec. 21st., by the people of the Greybull Valley to remonstrate against the steps taken by the Greybull District in trying to force upon the people a bonded indebted* ness of >BOO,OOO, or r.ore. Here I may say it can easily be more as the law does not limit the bonding—the only limit is the value of the property bonded, and the promoters are now trying to get a universal bond, one that will hold the most valuable pro perty to the last cent The meeting was supposed to have been called by the Board of Com missioners for the purpose of getting the true sentiment of the people, and I will say that at this meeting there was no doubt as to the feeling in general against the project and its promoters. Also, at this time, there was a petition signed by more than 100 of real home builders of the Valley, I asking the Commissioners that they take steps to stop this wanton waste of the people’s money. Although the meeting was called by the Commissioners not one of them was present. Why? Because they know they are not working for the interest of the people or for the good of the community. If they are not working in the in terest of the people who pay them, then who? They must know that they are slowly and surely driving the home builder from his home by bond ing it for more than he can ever hope to pay. They are forcing him to give up the property and home he has built and. turning him and his family out penniless upon the world. The Court will rule that all this was done under due process oflaw. I believe that there will some day be a reckoning for the man who brings about such conditions. Who knows but that he also may become the victim of circumstances. ; I talked to a great many who sign -1 ed the petition asking for an Irriga tion District. The majority of them were misinformed as to actual cost and conditions, and were led to be lieve that the petition was only to see how many would, be in favor of a reservoir, not once thinking that they were signing a judgement against their own homes and making it pos . sible for a bunch of speculators to carry out a scheme which would sep arate them from their properties forever. Some of the papers have tried t©! make the most of the dismissal of, the case of Mann vs Greybull Irrign l tion District The case was dismiss- I ed by my own action, not because I I have quit fighting this unjust and . unreasonable law, but because since longer efel the necessity of carrying > longer feel the necessity of carrying: on the fight alone. I O. B. Mann | < The policy of this paper lai to uphold the standard, H and perpetuate the spirit n ' of the old West. g ■t= ■ • SPORTSMEN THINK BEAR SHOULD HAVE MORE PROTECTION Grizzly Going Fast-Closed Season Recommended-Bru in Blamed Unjustly For Killing Stock When Horace M. Albright, super intendent of Yellowstone National Park, was in Cheyenne the other day he conferred with both the state’s chief executive and the chief execu tive elect on a number of matters having to do with Wyoming and park affairs. Afterwards he said to the Tribune-Leader: “I talked witht the governors about protecting bears. Governor Ross was greatly interested and made some , notes. He confessed to knowing little about the subject Governor Carey, on the other hand, is kindly disposed toward these animals, and pointed out to me something I knew but had forgotten: that Wyoming already gives bears a measure of protection. “The trouble with the Wyoming law is that it has no teeth In IL No punishment is provided for violations ‘of the provisions. I do not believe |it provides for a closed season. A I license is required, and there is a bag ; limit, but that is about all. ' “If the state wishes to protect this form of big game, it might fix a clos ed season and provide penalties for violation of the law. , “It may be of interest to know that through protection, Pennsylvania has become one of the best bear hunting ’ states in the union, and they are not j stock market bears either, but gen j uine flesh and blood American black bears. . < “It does not seem to be generally know that this species are almost en tirely vegetarian and that they are among the best sport animals in ex istance.” John P. McGuire of Denver, editor ' of Outdoor Life, has been fighting for this protection for the past twenty vears. and, with moderate success. When he started his active campaign eight years ago only two states. Penn sylvania and Louisiana, gave any semblance of legal shelter; since then 13 others have provided it in one form lor another. His fondest hope, he de I dares in a letter to the Tribune ' Leader, is that by ten yen -s hence , every commonwealth with bears with in its confines will have a rigid pro tective measure on its statute books. He claims to have the co-operation of the American Game Protective as sociation, the Campfire club, the , Boone and Crokett club, and all other sportsmen’s associations of note, as well as the country’s leading natural ists. including such well known fig ures as Dr. William Hornaday and Dr. C. Hart Merriam. He says: “Bears are frequently blamed for the depredations of mountain lions, ’ Canada Bobcats gnd even wolves. The latter animals—all of which are strictly carnivorous—aften kill stock and game and. having done so. leave it covered or partly so, and ’ along comes a hungry bear and eats it up. Next comes the sportman or ’ the stockman and, failing to detect the soft imprint of the carnivorous culprit, but seeing the plain tracks ' of the bear, wrongly places the blame , on his head. “When the grizzly bear shall have ' passed—and he is found in such ' lamentably small numbers now that his eixt from our mountains is but a question of *€nis —there shall * iave disappeared froii cur mountau s ' one of the sublime • specimens ' animal life that exalts the western wilderness. As a sporting trophy, his hide stands at the top of the list lot American wild animals —one which sportsmen from all over the world have come here to secure: Nowhere else In the world can the grizzly bear ' be found except In Western North America, and we as sportsmen and naturalists should see to It that his demise is not hastened and that his life shall be preserved to posterity." If the game-lovers and the sports men of Wyoming wish the matter taken up in thia state, they should I tell their legislature of their wishes. David Dickie has spent the last week at the O. B. Mann Ranch super vising the care of his sheep and cattle which are being fed there. Frank Barrow. formerly editor od j the Meeteetse News but for several years private secretary to Mr. Mon- I dell, has been appointed legislative | clerk of the House.