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Founded In 189® by Col.
W. F. Cody (“Buffalo
Bill") and Col. Peake.
The People’s Play-Ground In
Hands Os Favored Few-Pub
lic Charged To Drive Over
Roads Built With Its
(Kemmerer Republican)
Everyone is fed up on Saturday
Evenin Post, Country Gentleman and
Outdoor Life park enlargement pro
paganda, and it is Indeed gratifying
to observe that at least one newspa
per ot national circulation, tells the
truth of the national park system of
this country. The recent death of
Enos Mills, who died from a broken
heart after observing "his par." the
Estes, under the grip of the monopo
listic hotel and transportation outfits.
The Yellowstone park is on excep
tion But, anyway, let the Tribune
tell It.
"Our national parks are intended to
be national playgrounds, open to all
the people on terms of equality. They
are planning to conserve the greatest
wonders and beauties ot the conti
nent, and to make them available to
as many persons as possible at a
minimum of expense and Inconven
ience. So tar as they accomplish that
purpose they bring pleasure, health,
recreation and spirttnal stlmula
to thousands ot visitors annually. In
so tar as methods of administration
defeat that purpose the parks fall of
their purpose, and public funds spent
upon them represent waste and in
"Senator Cameron of Arizona, op
posing the Grand canyon appropria
tion, said the money would go to build
community houses, trails, and roads
over which one corporation could put
on busses and get that much mo |
from the public. He spoke a truth
which such famous men tn the out
door life of America as Enos Mills of
Colorado and Henry B. Joy, first
president ot the Lincoln Highway as
sociation. have been trying for a long
time to bring home to the America i
public, which owns and should use
the parks.
Many Instances
"The Grand Canyon park situation
is typical. The monopolization of
park concessions under the system
which gives the director ot the na
tional park service, an Interior depart
ment appointee, absolute control, has
resulted In groat injustices to visitors
and potential visitors to virtually
every national park In the country.
For instance, in the Rocky Mountain
National park we find park rangers,
government employes. acting as
policemen to bar from the roads auto
mobiles running in competition with
the park transportation monopoly,
white volunteers fight a forest fire
and trails go to ruin.
At Estes park we find a ranger,
arrested on a visitor’s charge of as
sault, admitting the attack, and ex
plaining it aa made while enforcing
his orders to keep any for-rent cars,
except those owned by the transporta
tion company off the Fall River road,
which was built bv the state and Is
maintained from state funds.
Yellowstone *7.50 Toll
In Yellowstone park we find the
Park officials charging *7.50 toll on
each private car passing over roads
built by the public, and doing this not
by act of congress but on recommends
Hon of the park transportation monop
oly. In addition, the private car
owner is forbidden to pass monopoly
cars on the road, and must give them '
fight of way at all times.
"Vlrftor, are simply mulched by
hotels, camps, and supply depots,
without any redress. The wholo ad
ministration ot the parks In Prue
alanlzed. Instead of being made ac
ceaslble, convenient, and within the
financial resource* of great numbers
of visitors, they are maintained for a
tew who will submit to high prices
and any service ottered by the conces
alonariea. Where hundreds of thou
aanda might visit them annually they
no * have tens of thousands.
'ln such circumstances It seems
mat the senate action on the Grand
Fanyon park was entirely proper.
“«X It lead eventually to complete
reorganization of the park adminis
tration System. <
William Simpson, according tolatest
reports is now In Washington D. C.
Jake Schwoob drove to Powell one
y last week. As a matter of fact,
“ Saturday sight.
eifte Cody Enterprise
Washington, Dec. 16 —Legislation
to enforce observance of the Sabbath
as a day of rest in the District of
Columbia is being vigorously de
manded of congress at this session
by various religious and welfare as
The Religious Liberty association
is sounding a warning of the activities
of “professional reformers” in lobby
ing for the passage of District of Col
umbia, "blue laws,” asserting that
“the leaders of the Lord’s Day Al
liance. the National Reform associa
tion and International Reform bureau
are demanding even more drastic
Sunday legislation than is now pro
In a statement issued Saturday the
Religious Liberty association says:
“Chairman Focht of the house dis
trict committee states that some of
these reform organizations are threat
ening to members of his committee
with political heheadal if they refuse
to act on the pending Sunday bills for
the District of Columbia. These re
formers will not be satisfied un
they have stopped the sale of Sunday
newspapers, the sale of gasoline to
automobilistg on Sunday, Sunday con
certs and theaters, in fact, they are
planning to close up every door and
every avenue of secular interest, leav
ing open only the avenue that leads to
I the church door on Sunday.”
Three Sunday bills have been intro
duced, one in the senate and two in
the house of representatives, two of
which, fathered by Senator Myers,
(Democrat. Montana), and Represen
tative Zihlman (Republican, Mary
land), provide for one day of rest in
seven for employes in certain employ
ments, preferably Sunday, and the
i third presented by Representative
Fitzgerald, (Republican. Ohio), Forbid
ding any person to labor or employ
others to labor on Sunday except on
works of necessity or charity, to keep
open any theater, moving picture
house, dance hall, place of public as-
I sembly or amusement for secular pur
poses, or “to engage in unlawful
I ?jAjrt B on the Lord’s day, commonly
I cal cd Sunday.”
“Unlawful sports,” it is explained
by advocates of the bill, would be any
games for which an admission fee is
charged. The bill makes no exemp
tions in favor of those observing any
day other than Sunday and provides
for penalties of from 15 to 1500 fines
or imprisonment of from one to six
months, or both. |
The Fitzgerald bill, the most drastic
' of the three, s indorsed by the Na
tional Reform association, the Lord’s
Day alliance, the Pastor’s Federation
of the District of Columbia, the Y. M.
C. A. and the board of temperance,
prohibition and public morals of the
Methodist Episcopal church.
“There are too many laws on the
statute books now that can’t be en
forced.” Representative Focht said
Against all “blue laws under
which, according to C. S. Longacre,
general international secretary, Ser
enth Day Adventists are already bo
-1 ing persecuted in various states, the
Rellgioug Liberty association protests
and especially against congressional
act*on even for the District of Col
umbia, which the association fears,
will bo the first move in an attempted
nationwide insistence on the observ
ance of Sunday and the destruction
of the constitutional guarantees of
religious liberty.
“In some of the statee where dm
1 tic Sunday laws are now on the sta
tute books," says Mr. Longacre, “re
form organizations are carrying on
crusades which harken back to the
days when the puritans lorded it
over the consciences of dissenters and
non-conformists. Recently Sousa’s
band played hlghclaes music on Sun
day afternoon in Binghamton, N. Y.,'
and the Ministerial association ar
rested the promoters of the concert.
“These Puritans, if they had the
power would, no doubt, stop the birds
from singing on Sunday. It Is a
wonder they do not petition to God
of heaven to atop the angelic choir
that sings before the throne day and
nlghL without ceasing. The Minis
tertol association nos Washington, D.
C. had no Sunday law to arrest and
stop the community concerts held on
Sunday nights in the Washington
Central High school auditorium, so
they protested because the concerts
attracted so many other church mem- (
ber 8 from the evening services. Now
they are beseeching corgress to pass
(No. 1, Page 4) |
As Seen From The Wer-Wagon
There i s considerable agitation at
present over the workmen's compen
sation act. The point of attack is the
flat rate assessment. As the law
stands those employed in the mechanl
cal department of a newspaper are in
the same class with coal miners, oil
drillers; users of explosives and other
admittedly dangerous occupations,
j The publisher therefore pays the
same tax as the mine owner, which
is manifestly unfair.
The newspapers throughout the
State are unanimous in demanding
a change and a new bill is being
drawn up at Cheyenne which will
be presented at the next session of
the legislature. If employments are
classified in respect to their degree
of hazard, we think the writing staff
of a newspaper might properly be
listed along with the coal miners and
workers in high explosives. At any
rate it is a far more hazardous oc
cupation to be editor of the Cody
Enterprise than to feed its job press
The most fascinating picture we
have seen since we came across a
' likeness of the Rev. Harry Bowlby,
head of the Lords Day Alliance and
leader of all the organized Kill-joys
in the country, is that of Miss Geor
gia Hopley, of Bucyrus, Ohio, who
claims the distinction of being the
only woman prohibition agent in the
United States.
We throw this newspaper cut in the
1 waste-basket only to fish it out again,
1 prop it up in front of us and study
' it, each time more firmly convinced
that the Almighty especially created
Miss Hopley for the job of prohibi
tion agent. Yet it is not tfce fierce
aggression, the gleam of high purpose
shining from her piercing eyes wh eh
attracts us and draws us* again aid
again to the picture of the only wo
man dry agent in America, it ;s a
desire, as reprehensible as it is im
p ssible, to visualize Miss Hopley in
a one-piece bathing suit smoking a
We have observed that winter is
our season of strife and turmoil. In
the summer we are too busy to fight
but as soon as the tourists have de
parted we take off our coats and go
to it. With ample time to reflect
upon grievances, feuds are resurrect
ed; the Purity Leaguers begin worry
ing about other people’s morals; the
Vice Crusaders start sniffing out evil;
everybody pets touchy and sensitive,
and it behooves one to smile when
he makes disparaging and personal
remarks to the friend of his bosom.
We look at each other critically and
' suspiciously, and make no bones of
saying that we could run our neigh
bor’s business much better than he
does. Black eyes and a few bruises
cause no comment, while $lO and
costs for disturbing the peace is the
Judge’s favorite sentance.
Then the snow goes out of Sylvan
Pass and the Palefaces come in from
New “York, Boston, or Buffalo.
Presto! The two that were trying tc
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Mrs. Lulu Hall received in a letter'
from Mrs. E. J. Kerrigan of Cheyenne
the sad news of the condition of
Orrin Kerrigan who broke his leg last
Fall in an automobile accident on the
Powell Road. It seems the leg which
was generally supposed to be well on
the road to recovery, though some
what shorter than the other, has
bothered his considerably of late and
during the last few days a seconl
oners tion has been necessary in Den
•er. Kerrigan’s many friendi who
remember him as an employe of the
Cody Trading Company will be sorry
1 to hear that the operation has affect
ed his heart, making him for the
time being at any rate, quite a sick
Frank E. McGrew, Forestry Ranger
on the Greybull, came to Cody on
Wednesday in order to attend a
meeting of rangers. Mr. McGrew
was formerly stationed at Valley.
Dale Petit who has been wrangling
dudes and horses at the Valley
Ranch for the past two seasons has
gone into partnership with Howard
Burtch who is also well known In
Cody, and the two have established!
' a dude ranch of their own In Pryor
1 Gap to be known aa “Castle Rock
| Ranch." ...
disembowel each other in December
are off on a bear-hunt together in
March or April. The Purity Leagu
( ers leave people to look after their
own morals and the Vice Crusaders
quit crusading, while feuds are buried
and the Judge says “For speeding
Six persons are dead and twenty
in the hospital after New York’s
“driest" Christmas. The dry chiefs
made their boasts and <as a result
people had their holiday cheer at
home instead in cases and restaurants
Chicago’s Chief of Police said long
ago that in order to enforce pro'
tion it would be necessary to have
a policeman sitting on every doorstep
and it really looks as if he may have
known what he was talking about.
Speaking of New York’s “driest
Christmas”, 15 rum runners slipped
millions of dollars worth of booze into
the city while the flagship of the dry
fleet was tied up at her pier. When
I this fact was investigated, it was
learned that 20 cases of confiscated
liquor had been found aboard of her
and the dismissal of her crew for this
offense left the Captain so v short
handed that he could not go out, even
if his engine had not been dismantled
as the result of a mysterious order
purporting to come from headquarters
The job of making people good by
law is certainly an uphill business
and enough to discourage folks who
were not well paid for it.
An automobile salesman who was
lost for 12 hours In a snowstorm pear
Wheatland announces that he is going
to write a novel based upon hi 8 ex
periences as soon as hereturns to
Denver. When the reviews beg n to
come in he will very likely conclude
that freezing is* a pleasant death
compared to roasting.
Again we quote from our favorite
author. Editor Ralph Smith of the
Meeteetse News:
The other morning we went out to
see the hoot owl that nocturnally
perches on top of the cross on the
little church next door. How incon
sistent for that hlurried-eyed, unme
lodious creature to disgrace the em
blem upon which the Prince of Glory
died, instead of the emblem of peace
—the dive. Upon our visit to the
owl those glaring globules of gold
beheld us with disdain and for sever
al moons it swayed to and fro upon
some nearby clothes line.
Our thoughts* then reverted to the
truth expressed in that classic poem:
Grey’s Elegy Written in a Country-
Save that from yonder ivy-mantled
The moping owl doth to the moon
Os such who wander near her secret
Molest her ancient, solitary reign.
| Pontoon Johnny explains that the
reason he did not appear at the
Stampede Ball to give his musical
number on the program, was because
the pack rats got into hig Swede
piano and ate out its In’ards.
The story of the Stampede Ball
written for the Casper Tribune by
Alta Booth Dunn, appeared inthe Issue
of last Sunday. It was well done and
interesting, showing clearly that Mrs.
Dunn Is making strides along the
path she has chosen. Stories of this
advertising that Cody and the
Stampede could have.
Ray spent a few days in
Billings and Forsyth during the holi
Will Richard, veteran taxidermist,
Is planning a hunting trip to Africa
At the meeting of the Shoshone
Ixidge No. 21, the following Masons
wore among those elected to become
officers, —
Worshipal MasterOOtto Koenig, Sue
reeding Fred McGee
Senior Warden—Gothrop.
. Junior Warden —Charles Stump.
1 Secretary—Jim Rousseau.
Chaplin—Rev. Blaske.
Marshall—Major Hoopes.
Tayler—Van Arsdali.
A situation similiar to that which
1 now exists in the Greybull Valley Ir
rigation district has developed over
' in Montana, where the settlers are
| protesting against being taxed for
the building of a canal they do not
need, and where misrepresentation
i as to cost of construction on the part
of the promoters is charged by those
who are expected to pay the freight.
The cases are so parallel that the
history of one might be the history
’ of the other by the mere changing of
names and with some little difference
i in minor detail.
' The following) is from the Red
i Lodge Picket-Journal:
Claiming that the cost of construc-
1 tion of the proposed Red Lodge
Rosebud Irrigation district canal will
be excessive, and far beyond that
> which was originally represented to
them as a reasonable estimate,
many farmers owning land which
i is included in the district are signing
a petition wpich will be presented to
the district court asking that their
land be withdrawn from the irri
gation district and the work allowed
to proceed without their financial
Acting upon their promise made
with the district board at a recent
meeting in Billings, the state irriga
tion commission this week passed a
resolution approving action of the
board in contracting for a sale of the
bonds of the district and accepting
a bld for constrrxcloC*
Immediately when .‘t became ap
parent that approval had been given
to the plan many land owners in the
district among whom are several of
the most prominent ranchers in the
county, called a meeting to protest
the action and attempt if possible to
I withdraw from the district through a
I petition to the district court. It is
/claimed that owners of more than
, half the land in the district have
signified a willingness to sign the
The petition is a lengthy legal
document, going Into every phase of
’ the question. Instigators of the plan
to withdraw from tho district cla’m
' that when it was first r. a<d rep
‘ tesentation was made •> tb n m Hat
’ the cost would not exceed $25 per
’ acre. Now, they claim, the most
recent estimates place the probable
cost at not less than $43 per acre
' and many persons, claiming famil
iarity with this class of construction,
’ my the verk would exceed that
After having rejected several bids
' for the work and been in numerous
conferences with members of the
’ state irrigation comission, members
of the Irrigation district board ac
l cepted a bid of $219,800 for the
work and of 85 per cent of par for
i a bond sale. This action was ap
; proved by the state commission.
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Copenhagen. Dec. 23—Prince Eric
whose father and brother were strip
ped of tholr money through tho col
lapse of tho I-andxmansbank. has de
cided to sell his magnlflcant Jutland
. estate at Kokkedal.
| Under an assumed name tho prince
, has lived and worked as a cowboy on
, a big western ranch in the United
, States for the last 18 months. He
I wrote to a friend here not long ago
, saying he was quite happy in his
( wor, and that life in the open was the
only one worth living.
Henry Pool, who has recently taken
, over the Mint Soft Drink Emporium
and restaurant, commenced taking
active interest in the place on Wed
’ nesday.
Bill Borron who has been in town
' for the past week, returned on Mon
day to look after his extensive min
ing interests on Sweetwater Creek.
L. C. Freeman, who returned recent
ly from a visit to New York says '
got a stiff neck from looking at the
' high buildings and sore elbows from
riding in the subway. He also got a
new suit.
'’ Ned Frost writes from Ixmg Beach
California that is has rained almost
1 steadily since he has been there »
' that he is homesick for good old Cody j
Lou Ericson has received word of
the death of his mother in Sioux
Falls, South Dakota on Tuesday night
*Fred Morris has been in town for
a few days and to planning a danc«
at his ranch on North Fork for Sat
urday evening.
The policy of this paper lei
to uphold the standards m
and perpetuate the spirit |1
of the old West. ||
States 4th Democratic Govern
or Goes Into Office-Law En
forcement Outstanding
Feature Os Program
Wyoming’s fourth democratic gov
ernor was inaugrated at noon on New
Year’s day before a large crowd whic*»
gathered at the State house tc wit
ness the ceremony.
The ceremony was preceded by a
parade from the executive mansion
to the capitol, with Governors Rosa
and Robert D. Carey accompanied
by the remainder of the new offi
cial#, along with Bishop Patrick A.
McGovern, Mayor Ed. P. Taylor,
Brigadier General Edmund Witten
myer, Adjustant General R. L. Es
may and Mrs. Ross and family. The
party was escorted by a group ot
mounted Cheyenne police and a
squadron from the Thirteenth, cav
alry of Fort Russell.
One third of the inaugral address
was devoted to the subject of pro
hibition, the new executive declaring
that it was his purpose to uphold
"the majesty and the dignity of tha
law at any cost.”
His speech, in part, was as follows:
■ “While I am governor of this stat*
all laws so far as is within my power,
shall be faithfully enforced, whether
they meet with my approval or not,
and in the appointments to office one
of the requlstlc qualifications, in ad
dition to efficiency, shall be a high
regard for the sacredness of law and
the reputation for the observance
“The violation of this law is grave
enough in itself, but in addition it to
breeding contempt for all laws,” he
continued. “Good citizens who have
no sympathy for the prohibition law
realize that laws protect human socie
ty and that so long as a law exists
it must be enforced. The condition
resulting from the effort to obstruct
the enforcement of this prohibition
Jaw have become alarming. Regard
less of whether we like a law or not,
good citizenship and patriotism de
mand that It be obeyed as long as
it is a part of the statutes. If it an
unwise law it should be repealed.
I However, in this case, the prohibition
law has been incorporated into the
statutes of both the state and nation,
and also into the constitution of each,
and we have no choice, as good cit
izens, unless both the constitutions
and laws are changed, but to o
it” . ,
What might have been a most seri
ous accident occured on Saturday
afternoon on the South Fork Roard.
when Simon Snyder turned over sev
eral times in his Ford while near the
Lake View Ditch on his way to town
. following a short visit with relatives
at Valley.
Mr. Snyder who fortunately was
alone in the car, was travelling along
at a moderate rate of speed when the
front wheels suddenly skidded into a
rut, breaking one wheel and throwing
the car to the side of the road where
it executed several complete sommer
saults on a small embankment,
Simon was knocked unconcious for
several minutes and awoke to find
himself In the rather absurd position
of standing on his head with his feet
proludlng through the top of tho
automobile. He says for a few min
utes he could’nt quite decide whether
he was dead or not but finally decid
ed that he was’nt, and so extracted
himself and walked down the road for
several miles to a ranch house u
he obtained a car and continued on
into Cody.
The Ford was only slightly damag
ed and a curious part of the accident
is that a complete radio outfit which
wan being moved in to town, was
absolutely unscratched in the mix-up.
Snyder’s friends hope he won’t try
any such stunts any more —but then
you never can tell what’s going to
happen to a cowboy when he begins
fooling with these new fanglod con
traptions—automobiles, radios, and
what uui
Warren S. "Mickey” Downs, form
; erly of Phtiidelphla but now a rest
' dent of Ishawooa, departed tn a hurry
for the East last week. It is rumored
that an Estate amounting to eleven
million dollars with thirteen heirs
has at last been settled, and Mickey
lost no time in hastening to find out
if by any chance be may be awost a
millionare or not.

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