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, Founded In 186* bv Onl. ; W, F. Cody (“BurTato - BUI”) and Col. Peak*. ! , VOL. XXIII. NO- 25 WOULD CHRIST JAIL SINNERS? ASKS REV. A. M. SHERRERO Mental Disarmament the Only Way to Everlasting Peace, He Declares "Could you conceive of Christ sit ting in a court room demanding that • sinner be sent to the Penitentiary?” Asked Rev. A. M. on Sun- • day. Preaching on the text: “Think no that I came to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword,” Mr. Shepperd pointed out that Christ’s mission was to destroy the works of the devil, and to establish the King dom of God on earth. The Christian life is a positive life, a life of warfare against injustice and oppression as ■wall as against personal wrong-doing. How is this country to advance peace? By being prepared, prepared against the hords of three hundred million men whose faith promises "them heaven if they die fighting; pre pared against twice as many more who are incapable of understanding what peace menas. Yet wMth this great task staring them in the face, the civilized tenth of the world, the civilized nations arq making war on one another! T fT we want peace we must disarm -mentally. Wo go around with minds full of ideas that are like revolvers and bowie knives. Wq aside our mental weapons. Vvliai are L’hey* one. The contempt of one nation for another is but the con tempt of one person for another on a grand scale. Every nation and every person has some estimable quality. Let us consider that. Another is vanity. Every nation thinks she won the war. America ‘thinks she saved the world. England • and France think they did not need us. Italy thinks that without her the Allies would not have succeeded. Ger many is not yet convinced that her armies were defeated. Each church thinks it is God's elect Each indivi dual knows It all and needs no advice. God help us all for being a lot of cock •parrows! A third is isolation. As each na tion thinks it can get along by itself, •o each individual thinks he can do the same. So goes each race. We can never have peace until we realize that God made the world, not for one race, but for mankind. Vengeance is a fourth. What is the -use of always getting even? That is one reason why we never get any. where in this neighborhood. And then suspicion. Confidence is the basis of civilization. But mischief makers are ever active creating sus picion. They are busy in stirring up trouble between the United States And Japan, from which our friend the devil may yet reap a rich harvest. The worst feature of war is the af termath in the hearts of men: hostil ity. And capital and labor are hos tile. Politicians nurse hatred because it carries them into office. It is not time for us to throw off this heritage -of the brute? How? Everything goes back to the individual. If we can make the indi vidual right, all eles will follow in the right way. Present dav methods are a contrast to those of Christ. A recent speaker eaid that to take awav the opportun ity to drink was the best that could be done for the drunkard. What worse hell is there than unsatisfied . passion? The Church used to believe in the i power of God to transform the hearts ; of evil men and lead them in the, paths of righteousness. Is not the I trouble today ,’argely that we leave ’ the spirit of Christ out of our efforts ' to reform? Have we as a Church ceased to believe in a God who can transform men? The Church’s mission is to take hu man nature that is inherently evil and by the power of Christ transform that nature into a good one. Could you conceive of Christ sit ting in a court room demanding that a sinner be sent to the Penitentiary? Could you conceive of Christ desiring to serve on a jury, not to render jus tice, but that the prisoner might be fren nr b« convicted according to his opinion of prohibition? Has Christ ceased to be a factor In the lives of men, and is the only rem edy now the penalty of the law? I believe in law enforcement, but I nsk whether a good citizen is not bet ter than one who Is or should be in jail! Christ told his followers that there would be no peace until sin was des troyed, and that ours should be a perpetual warfare against it. What Is His method of wa'rfare? “I came not to send peace, but a •word!” What is that sword? “The cine Cody Enterprise CODY, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING—GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1922 HUNG JIIBf IK ION) SniPDRUQUMMSE Defendant Pleads Guilty to Charge Rather Than Stand Second Trial Tony Stupor, whose activity belies his name, had the best attention of the Judge and jury, the attorneys and sheriffs and a large audience during last Wednesday’s session. Tony met up with what is known locally as a "bunch of grief” wnile enroute to Cody last* summer. Pursued by the sheriff who, out on another chase, happened to encounter him in Sand Coulee, Tony’s speed was such that when he stepped on the gas he missed the bridge over the irrigation ditch this side of Powell, and hurdled it to the extent of bury ing the front of the machine in the opposite bank. It partially turned over, pinning Tony underneath the steering gear, from which uncomfortable position he was removed by his captors. Tony declared that he did not know it was the sheriff who commanded him to stop in Sand Coulee and inti mated that it was a matter of pr|p-. ciple with him not to take orders from anybody but to keep on going in such circumstances. He was aston ished and pained beyond words when three cases of whiskey were found twenty-five feet from the car and he was accused of having had them |q his possessiQp, Ho dcclrpd that by one of these r& ‘ markable coincidences which make truth stranger than fiction, he hap pened to skid into the canal at a point where this contraband had been cach ed by some bootlegger." Davis, the sheriff, gave a different version, but a portion of the jury ap peared to give more credence to the story of the accused than to that of i the officer, for. after a night’s delib eration, the result was a disagree ment. The Judge thereupon stated that the case would be retried immediately before new jurors, and Tony finally decided that the -wear and tear on his nerves would be less if he pleaded guilty. This he did and was fined SBOO and a jail sentence of 60 days which was suspended, and bad his car confiscate ted to say nothing of his three cases of whiskey. PAYER RESIGNS IRMAMANAGEMENT J. F. Files Selected for the Posi sition Executors of the Cody Estate—Takes Charge March First The many warm friends M. J. Day er may claim in Cody will regret to learn that he is resigning from the management of the Irma Hotel. "Mike’s” friendly smile and hand clasp will be missed by many a guest who looks forward to a welcome from him as a part of a trip to Cody. He has taken great pride in getting and keeping it ship-shape and under his regime it has changed from an in different hostelry to a cleanly, well conducted hotel. J. F. Files w’ill succeed Mr. Payer and since there is to be a change through Mr. Bayer’s resignation the traveling public and the townsfolk will be glad to know that he has been selected by the executors of the Cody i estate. Mr. Files will undoubtedly dubll cate the success he has made at Pa haska Teepe. He will return in Feb ! ruary and expects shortly after as-' Burning the management to open the bar-room as a dining room. He states that he has a chef who could qualify for the Plaza or Ritz. I Mr. Dayer’s letter of resignation is as follows: To the Administrators of the Estate ■ of Louisa M. Cody: I hereby Tender you my resignation to take effect on or before March Ist, 1 1922. Having served in this institution for over a period of three years, it all; times having <ts welfare at heart, 11 J now wish you and the new manage-1 | ment the best wishes and sincerely | hope for Its future success. i Thanking you for your ever kind consideration. I beg to remain, Yours very truly, M. J. DAY ER. | Mrs. Lulu Hall spent the week-end ,in Billings. - 1 i sword of the Spirit which is the word i of God!” AND THE PARK COUNTY ENTERPRISE As Seen from the Water-Wagon Caroline Lockhart The following interesting conversa tion was overheard in the court-room last week: Stranger to his neighbor: "Say, I’ve just come in town and I’d sure like a drink. Do you know where I could get one?” Native: "Yes, I know a couple of bootleggers but they’re on the jury." 1111 Mr«. Lydia EL Peckham and Mrs. F. A. Ingram lent a charming air of domesticity to the court-room last week by bringing their knitting and tatting. Like the women of the French Revolution who counted stit ches while the heads of the aristo crats fell, these ladies listened to the evidence and purled and waited for the axe to drop upon violators of the prohibition law. fill In Nashville, Tenn, they have or ganized a Sanity League. That might not be a bad thing for Cody while it is still possible to get a quorum. 1111 Bert Oliver who has been indispos ed for some days is about again and BURLINGTON TO BUILD SIXTY ROOM HOTEL AT CODY STATION ‘ Specifications are now in Billings , for the new hotel which the Burling-j ton Railway Company is stout to erec. at the Cody station. , Work OH the hotel win begin !n ’ February. The plans will be here’ , the twenty-seventh of this month, aS 2 ‘ . | from then on construction will pro ceed. The cost is etsimated to be a l bout SIOO,OOO. It is planned to have a building of' , sixty rooms for guests. This wil be , . . - - POWELL MAN FREED OF LiqUDR CHARGE; Case Dismissed Against F. L Byington on Grounds of insufficient Evidence F. L.. Byington, proprietor of the Rhinocerous Soft Drink Parlor in Powell, was disappointed lather than elated that his case was dismissed by request of the prosecuting attorney, upon the grounds of unsufficient evi dence. Mr. Byington was charged by Sher iff Davis’s deputy, "Bud” Cozens, of having had a quart of liquor in his possession. The defendant was pre pared to produce 18 witnesses who were ready to swear that they had had drinks with Mr. Cozens from bot tles produced from his own hip pock et or from the car which he used to pursue bootleggers. It appears that a committee con- I sisting of the mayor of Powell, Dr. Mills, Scott Lyle, councilman, Orin McGann, constable, Mr. Mudgett, state representative, waited upon Mr. Da vis some time back and asked him to remove Cozens. He promised, they state, to do so, but failed to keep his word. Sharper than a serpent’s tooth it 1 is to have a thankless deputy. From ’ now Cozens’ hat is in the ring and he intends to run agains: his bogs if he , comes out as a candidate for re-elec tion. 1 “NERVE MEDICINE” I SMELLED OF WHISKY t Local Barber Gets Heavy Sen tence for Transporting Li quor in His Shirt Front Winnie Nott, the barber, arrest- , 1 ed for transporting liquor in his hip- , j pocket, got it where the chicken got | the axe. ( Fate stacked the cards against Win-I , i i»ie and fie had no witnesses to prove | , his assertion that the fluid In his po-1 . , ssession was Inoccuous and nothing L j more harmful than a nerve medicine | ' which he was taking to steady his I < hand and lessen the chance of Inad vertantly cutinj the throat of a cus-, i tomer. ' It developed from the testimony i , [ that Mayor Cox from his point of van tage in front of his real estate office , noted that Winnie was making fre- ( quent visits to his residence. There fore he ordered Clarence Baldwin, ■ the day marshall to seize and search I him upon one of his return trips. in a fairway to recover his usual ro bust health. Bert’s malady was of a mysterious nature but was finally pro nounced moonshine mumps and treat ed accordingly. 1111 Charlie Sollars says that his favo rite drink is good-natured alcohol. 1111 Mrs. Lydia E. Peckham has a solu tion for the disposition of Tony Stu por’s car which was confiscated after he had pleaded guilty to the charge of transporting liquor which evident ly did not occur to Judge Metz. At the time the Sheriff met up with Tony he was in pursuit of the thief who had stolen Willie Lieb’s car. He abandoned the pursuit to take Tony and so the thief escaped Therefore,' Mrs. Peckham thought that it would be only just and right if the County should put a new wheel on Tony’s car, repair the spring, and present it to Willie Lieb to replace the one he lost. They are trying to get women on the jury in Wyoming. i built as an ell on the building already ! there. The new hotel will be ready ! by the time the summer tourists are [ here. No doubt this building will seriously ’ detract from the business of Cody, * both in the hotels and in other lines. For a great filAUy people will not take ; the trouble to cross the canyon, who now do so in order to get a night’s lodging before taking the busses through the Park, SWEHMM IMIST STAFFOHP I * Arrested on Liquor Charge Upon Insufficient Evidence, Opin ion of Judge Metz Cecil Stafford, a young boy of the! best reputation, who keeps a feed stable in Cody was charged by Sher iff Davis with having liquor upon his premises. He, the sheriff, located it in the hay and jumped to the conclu sion that it could not have been plac ed *here by other than the owner of the stable. After the State had presented its case'against him, the Judge suggest ed to the Prosecuting Attorney that the evidence w r as insufficient, who thereupon asked that the case be dis missed, which was accordingly done. RILEY GAMBLING CASE DISMISSED Tho case against J. P. Riley charg ed with gambling, was dismissed by motion of the Prosecuting Attorney upon the grounds of insufficient evi dence. Riley was represented by D. E. Hollister. The marshall obeyed orders and the barber resisted. In the scuffle Win nie’s “nerve medicine” fell out of the front of his shirt, or his hip pocket, and was smashed to smithereens and all was lost save a tablespoonfull in the bottom. Mayor Cox darted out and with oth ers collected the pieces, sniffing of the contents and pronouncing it whis key. Sant V.atkins, E. J. Goppert, Dick Rousseau, all took a sniff and pronounced it whiskey, so Winnie was taken to the Court House and the charge preferred against him. Winnie and his attorney declared that unfortunately the “nerve medi cine” did smell like whiskey but there the resemblance ended and since the contents of the bottle was not pro duced asked for accquital. The jury were of the opinion how ever that the nerve medicine contain-| ed more than one-half of one per cent 1 of alcohol and was intended for bev erage purposes so Winnie was found | guilty. He vras fined $350, costs, and thirty I days in jail. Defendants Plead Guilty Marshall Hay pleaded guilty to hav ing liquor in his posession and was! fined S2OO. Jake Hendrickson, who had prevl- i ously pleaded guilty to the same charge, also was fined S2OO. J. F. Files who Is spending the win- 1 ter in Forsyth, Montana was in town I [ the first of the week. GREAT JUG MYSTERY! PARTIftLLHOLVED Jury Finds Honest Farmer Not Guilty of Having Liquor in His Possession at Dance The case of the State versus Rob ert Green Hopkins attracted more than passing attention because of the astounding nature of the charge made against the defendant, an hon est, plain, industrious farmer, liv ing at the juncture of Pat O’Hara creek and the Clarks Fork river. Mr. Hopkins who is democratic In his tates and has a wide circle of acquaintances, was supported in his hour of trial by the presence of sym pathetic friends who filled the court room and blocked the doorway. According to hla testimony, Sher iff Davis, with his deputy T. P. Cul , len, was stationed in the office of the Irma Hotel for the purpose of de tecting any violators of the prohibi tion law who might by chance be at tending the Stampede Ball held there j on the third of The two were qu| eq the porch ! when the defendant accompanied by; Andrew Jernberg and "Buttons” I. Mpuut walked over to the Hopkins i j car and then down to the southeast ; | corner of the Irma. This was a sus- J picious circumstance. r With great presence of ipind S3her-| r iffs Daviq and Culleq ran around the' » other way and through the alleys.: Tho ®*oup caught sight ot the officers . and their presence had such a damp s eningr effect upon their spirits that they dispersed at a speed which was! a something between a running walk 3 and a trot —"Buttons” who was square 5 gaited, leading the prosesslon. s I Davis stated that the defendant ‘ Carried in his hand something r j which had the familiar outlines of a • jU? that he tried to place in the snow. | Said refused to stay “put” so he ' shoved it behiiid d rock a little fur | ther along where he, the sheriff, re- Ii covered it and accused the defendant lof being the owner. Thi.3 the d efend - ant denied. The defense called "Buttons” Mount I who testified that he had not even 1 seen the jug by the sulphur rock, and he accelerated his steps merely be cause he had an antipathy for sher iffs. Then Rex Spencer took the stand | for the defense and testified that it was a community jug, and he had seen it upon three different occasions that evening—the last being less au spicious than the two former visits owing to the sudden appearance of the sheriffs. Each time it was in a different place and the last time be hind the sulphur rock as the Sheriff and defendant had stated. The honest rancher from the mouD of Pat O’Hara took the stand and ad mitted that rumors of the jug had ' reached him and accompanied by his i friends he had started out to verify' | them; that it was true that they had walked down to the end of the hotel but the sight of the sheriffs coming on a high lope through the alley had startled him, for he, too, had an anti pathy for sheriffs, and he decided to return to the ball-room. As he walk ed along he caught sight of the jug behind the rock and stooped over to see if he could be mistaken. Assur ing himself that it was what it ap peared to be, he sauntered on and sat down on the running board of his car to rest and watch the movements of the officers. They were of a disquieting nature | The sheriff promptly accused him of the ownership which accusation he I denied vigorously. As further proof I that it could not be his jug, Mr. Hop kins pointed to the fact that it was still half full, and any jug belonging to him would have been at that hour, one o’clock in the morning, quite or nearly empty. The evidence in the great jug mys tery was so contradictory that the jury was out all night. The next morning it returned a verdict of “not guilty”. Farmer Hopkins returned to his pastoral pursuits at the mouth of' Pat O’Hara Creek on Sunday morning.' Ohio Oil Co. Moving Rig Into Oregon Basin The Ohio Oil Company Is moving a standard rig into Oregon Basin, onto; the Rousseau and Sonnors permits. Their contract is from R. B. Morris on, who got it from the Eureka Oil Syndicate. Drilling will probably commence ■ soon, and it is expected that oil will 1 be struck at from 2000 to 3000 feet. . Art Cunningham who has opened a restaurant in Powell subscribes for ‘ | The Enterprise to keep him posted > on what his friends are doing in Co-' |dy. ; $ Pages ISSUED WEEKLY JESUS A MAN’S MAN SAYS REV. 0. R. BLASKIE First Miracle was Making Win* as Water to Prolong Feast and Merriment “There was nothing of the stesjr about Jesus of Nazareth,” declared Rev. D. R. Blaskie in his sermon last Sunday. "The Christ was a man’s man, who took an interest in aM things, and not, as some suppose, *. weak and effeminate individual.” Taking up the subject of the lite of Christ where he left it in his previ ous discussion, Rector Blaskie pointe* out the manliness of the young num of Nazareth, his compelling and force ful manner, his scornful and comman ding personality, combined with an ineffable sweetness and winsomnese. It was the flash in the eyes of thin man that made: tho hypocrites cower; l it was the memory of those same eyee : that drove Iscariot to his self-destroe tion; it was the tender sorrow in . those eyes that changed Peter from j a profane liar to a defender lof the faith, Tbew eyes brought lit- I tie children to the feet ot the V/las i ter, and made even the turbulenf I John the Apostle of Love. Tho first miracle of the Master war |to change water into wine. Wheß i invited to a WGuuing feast, he went; iiust as you of I would accept an In i vitation to a banquet. He went • have a good time, to eat, drink an* be merry. His was no moral purpose, and his no spirit of intrusion. He w?s an Invited guest among others. Now after a long toast, the wW ran low, and the ford of the feast wap purturbed. The Christ, that the joy and merriment shout* cease, changed spring water to wine. It was good wine, too. for the master I of the feast remarked that it was bet ’ i ter than the last that had been drunk. This, we say, was a miracle. What ■is a miracle? It is the occurrence of I an event which seems to us to violate natural laws. But it need not do so. A hundred years ago wirleess telegra phy would have been considered as impossible as making wine of water. Now it is an ordinary affair. Besides, nature makes water into wine all the time, wherever grapes are grown and used. Perhaps Jesus only shortened the process. Perhaps some day we too shall be able to do the same. The Sermon on the Mount, as we find it in the Bible, is a sort of sum mary of a summer’s teaching on the hills where Jesus and his disciples walked. It followed a great spiritual decision on the part of the Master. The questidfi which Jesus had had to decide was: shall the Kingdom be spiritual of temporal? After a terri fic struggle with himself. Jesus re solved that it should be spiritual. The Sermon on the Mount is the teaching of the Spiritual Kingdom. It is the key to a full spiritual life. It teaches that charity is the first requisite of life. The old order was changed; the old notion that law and force could redeem gave way to a new and higher ideal, that of redemption through love, or charity. It is con stantly exemplified in the actions of Jesus, and is his main thesis. “Now abideth faith, hope and char ity, these three. But the greatest of these is charity.” New Paper Born This Week In Greybull The Enterprise notes with muck pleasure that W. C. Haynes of the Shoshoni Enterprise is moving up in to the neighborhood. On Friday of this week Greybull will have a paper called the Greybull Tribune and pub lished jointly by Mr. Hanes and W. J. Stull of Central City, Tb.-j latter was formerly publisher of the Gilpin. (Colorado) Observer. “SLICK” GETS TEN DAYS FOR CONTEMPT A juror named Fayles made an affi davit to the effect that “Slick” Bil lings called another juror out of his name while in the court room, stating that he, a man named Green, had hung his jury. ! “Slick” was brought before the I Judge and emphatically denied it. Clarence Baldwin swore that Bil lings had expected his jury to disa gree so there was no reason for him to have any feeling in the matter. The judge however was of the opin ion that the evidence was against “Slick” and gave him from one to ten days in jail for contempt of court.