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, Founded In 186* bv Onl.
; W, F. Cody (“BurTato
- BUI”) and Col. Peak*.
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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
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
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 .
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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sword of the Spirit which is the word
i of God!”
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."
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.
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.
Bert Oliver who has been indispos
ed for some days is about again and
‘ 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
, .
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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
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
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.
Charlie Sollars says that his favo
rite drink is good-natured alcohol.
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,
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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.
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 |
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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

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