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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1922.
LM. CHAMBERLIN DENTIST HOTEL CHAMBERLIN Cody, Wyoming The Mint Case We U*e the Celebrated CORONA BLEND COFFEE Made in Electric Percolator TABLES FOR LADIES Soft Drinks, Smoke*, and Good Candies In Connection We serve Eastern corn-fed Beef—Steaks a Specialty Home Made Chile Everything Good to Eat DWIGHT E. HOLLISTER Attorney -at- Law Cody, Wyoming Pioneer Bldg. Phone 98 I Howerton & Scholes General Contracting ! Mill and Cabinet Work ’ Estimates Furnished < . Fire Wood r- MAKE EVERY HOUR A HAPPY HOUR! Pool Billiards Card* Bowling LUNCH COUNTER With Blanche Goke] fixin' up the eat* LOVE’S PLACE Dave Shelley Saddles 4 COW-BOY BOOTS Hyer, Justin and Teiuel on Hand €si»pa, Bits and Spars Tourists Outfits SI,OOO Reward will be paid for information lead ing to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons killing or stealing stock belonging to W. R. COE Cody, Wyoming *>■-■■■ ■ 1 ' X White Lunch Open Again and Doing Business BETTER THAN EVER! Try a Cup of Our Coffee With Pure Cream —HOME MADE PIES— Mike Miller, Prop Comedy Divorce in Arizona Town Respondent All That Was Left of Mojave Indian After Mix- Up With Dynamite. JOHN’S JOKES FELL FLAT Flapper Named Starlight Was Co respondent and Jury Included Such Prominent Citizens as Rattlesnake Charlie and Gold Tooth Nellie. Oatman, Arlz.—Thia town is just quieting down after the decision in the divorce case o£ Oatman vs. Oatman. John Oatman, a Mojave Indian, was sued by his wife Estelle. They were married in 1903 and have ten chil dren. Six years ago John used dyna mite in working a claim in the Oat man gold mining district. Through some misunderstanding with the dy namite John lost one eye and most of his scalp and was obliged to call in Doc Hoag—"Painless Hoag”— to pull out all that were left of his teeth and give him a set of artificial ones. These, with a glass eye and a lux urious wig, made John practically as good as new. But Estelle seemed to feel from that time on that some thing was missing from the husband she once knew.* John's Little Jokes. Something a little less than love seemed to fill John s heart too as the years rolled by. Bootleg peddlers found John a willing customer, and be tasted deeply, as Estelle aaid after ward, of coffin varnish, forty rod and sheepherder’s delight. Buoyed up by these, John tried to make Estelle’s life less humdrum by sneaking up be hind her in the dark after he had stripped and rubbed phosphorus over his body. Instead of being pleased, she screamed. He then tried to amuse her by doing the old tribal dances of the Mojaves. This also fell flat Noth ing seemed to please her. The ten children were little better. From time to time John would sud denly remove his glass eye and snatch off his wig, exposing his dyr-ic?ited scalp, but they only bawled. Even this harmless amusement was denied him at last, for he had been in the habit of putting up his glass eye tn a poker game. If he lost he simply ordered another by mall. But event ually the firm that sent them to him refused to give him any more credit and he was obliged to go about with no glass eye at all. While he was in this pathetic con dition his wife cooked up a dinner of jack rabbit for him one day and he ate it —under the impression it was fish. What made this truly serious was the fact that the Yavapai tribe, to which Estelle belongs, always eat jack rabbit, but the Mojaves never do. This has been understood for hundreds of years by both tribes and never lo lated until Estelle’s act. The substi tution preyed on John frightfully, and he worked late at night making home brew’ from cactus. About this time John and his wife’s father, the old gentleman known as George Forest-of-Cattle, sat down on the dirt floor one night during Es telle's absence to stage a friendly lit tle battle between tarantulas and vin agrones, which bite like tarantulas or worse, cooping the contestants in Es telle's best sugar bowl. John alleged afterward that the old gentleman se cretly sprinkled ant powder all over John's tarantulas, thereby causing them to curl up and die at a critical moment in the fight, and that as a re sult of this underhafid work he lost to his father-in-law all the money he made panning gold during the previ ous summer. Aversion to Wife’s Mother. When Mrs. Oatman returned home John annoyed her by scratching matches on the soles of his bare feet. She wanted him to be nice to her mother, Mary Forest-of-Cattle, but he replied that no orthodox Mojave Indian ever looked at a mother-in law, pointing out that he hadn’t looked at the old girl since their marriage in 1908, and stated further that he didn’t intend to look at her till the Colorado river froze over. Shortly after this Estelle began to How Oregon Cares for Its Women Jurors IL ■ lif tr w UXUUUu? 71 ——-B ... -- X ■ - -r. This shows the cozy quarters for women serving on the juries In Oregon. Individual beds, u light, airy room, the latest magazines and newspapers to read, are for the '♦n who have been doing Jury duty In Oregon for several months. suspect that John was holding some thing out on her. He usea to come in late at night whistling "The Sheik" through his false teeth and refusing to answer any questions. Mrs. Oatman immediately suspected Starlight Ocatillo, a light sorrel flap per of the Yavapai tribe, who wore hers rolled down. Mrs. Oatman put mud on her hair. She then began cutting down on the menu. From then on she fed John chile con carne and prunes, tortillas and prunes, enchiladas and prunes, frljoles and prunes and tamales—and prunes. For variety she served prunes. John went out back of the house one day and built a covered pit. Working patiently, he got It filled with Gila monsters, lizards, vlnagrones, scorpions, tarantulas and rattlesnakes. Estelle failed to fall into it, jut this was simply because she was stronger than John. The Last Straw. John then moodily took to eatlpg loco-weed. Cheered by Its kindly stimulation he dragged Estelle out of the shack one scorching hot after noon, hoisted her to the top of a candelabra cactus 25 feet high and tied her there among the thorns. Late In the evening neighbors liv ing two miles away heard her pro tests and cut her down; but Estelle was now convinced that her husband's affection for her was falling. She hired Lawyer Lucas and went into court. John hired the other lawyer in Oat man—H. C. Topps, who used to be Jigger boss on the graveyard shift in Death Valley’s Funeral range, but who now owns and operates a ranch where he grows cactus spines for pho nograph needles. Attorney Topps at once scored heavily by Invoking an old French law that provides for three Judges Instead of one and getting two friends of John’s on the bench. The following Jurors were selected: Rattlesnake Charlie Dix, Bhort-and- Dlrty O’Connor, Hassayampa Krtaiss, Cactus Jasper (from Gila Monster Center), Holy-Roller O’Rourke, Silver Tongue Sam Bayless, Plug Hat Shank, Hula Hula Kennedy, Painless Hoag, Doggy Newton, Chuckwall A. Pugh and Gold Tooth Nellie —formerly of the camp at Goldfields and now proprietress of Ye Olde Arts Shoppe. Abduction of Starlight. When court convened there wasn’t an inch of standing room left. Mrs. Oatman had nine of her children on the benches, the tenth was at home listening to the radiophone. The beautiful Starlight, named as the woman iu the case, was called to the stand and charged with break ing up the Oatman home. “I was abducted," she said. “When?" asked Lawyer Lucas. “Once In July,” said Starlight, “and several times last February and March.’ “I object!” yelled Attorney Topps. He was overruled. “State concisely as possible the cir cumstances of your abduction," said Lawyer Lucas. “Why,” said Starlight, “I swam the Colorado river to have a conference with Oatman, and he abducted me. The defendant was put on the stand. “How much property are you worth, John?” said Judge Zadock Sheffield. The defendant admitted that he had once owned mining claims, but had traded them off for a pair of overalls and a new straw hat, the claims sub sequently produced $11,000,000 in gold. Pressed as to his present assets, he asserted that he still owned the overalls, but that his soreback pinto cayuse had eaten the straw hat. The only gold he possessed, he testified, was what Painless Hoag had put into his false teeth to make them look natural. John was sentenced to one month’s work on the country highways, and after that to take a Job at painting signs on the rocks along the road to read: "Where Will You Spend Your Eternity?’’ The divorce application was dis missed, but as Estelle left the court room she was presented with a bou quet of mariposa lilies hy the Ladies’ Literary club of Oatinan. The Jury was asked by Judge ANTON LANG AS JESUS fflU t |3K ajjMIBHL , ' i " l Vr Anton Lang, representing Jeans wearing the crown of thorns In the Passion Play given by the peasants of Oberammergau. Bavaria, for the first time in twelve years. Zadock Sheffield what they wonted to do about Starlight. Rattlesnake Charlie Dlx got the floor In a spilt second. “If it please your worship,” said he, “I alm to marry this gal.” “I object,” shouted Attorney Topps. He was overruled. Plug Hat Shank got under the wire first on the next heat. “There ain’t none of us married on this Jury,” he said. “What’s to prevent her from choosing any one of us?” The question was put up to Star light from the bench. “Do you want to marry one of these Jurors,” asked the court, “or be sent back to thti reservation?” “Me?" said Starlight. “Me go in heap big movies.” “Jury dismissed,” said the oourt. “I object,” shouted Attorney Topps. “Who’s going to pay the costs of this case?” “Gentlemen of the Jury,” said the court, “all In favor of Attorney Topps paying the costs In this case will say ’Aye.’ ” There were 11 “Ayes.” Gold Tooth Nellie voted “No." It was carried. HAD LIQUOR STILL IN JAIL Discovered After Prisoners Got Drunk and Engaged in Free-for-AII Fight. Wichita Falls, Tex.—When Cass Tarver, a county Jailer, was called to quell a free-for-all fight among the prisoners In the Jail the other night he discovered that the belligerents were drunk. For a time It was a mystery to him and other officers as to where the liquor that had produced the in toxication had been obtained. A thorough search of the cells and corridors revealed in an obscure cor ner a home-made still. It showed much skill and. ingenuity in Its de sign and construction, but at the same time it was of such simple material as to make Its total cost less than sl. The biggest thing about the still was two one-gallon cans which had contained disinfectants and had been carelessly left In the Jail. Connecting the two cans was copper coll only eighteen inches long. The prisoners conserved portions of potatoes served at their meals, bits of corn bread, canned corn and anything else from which alcohol could be pro duced, and this mixture made a mash which was placed In one of the cans. The alcoholic vapor was condensed and finally run through an old sock, partly filled with charcoal. The char coal was secretly made In the Jail by the prisoners from bits of wood which they managed to get hold of there. An old stove was used to heat the mash. Dog to Get Medal. Manchester. N. Y. —Jack, a dog owned by Miss Ruth Clair Laberge of this city, is to be awarded a medal for his heroism in attempting to save the life of another dog, the Animal Rescue league announced. Jack swam to the rescue of the other dog as it was overcome by a heavy current In a brook, but failed to reach the animal before It went down. Jack Is part German police dog and part terrier. 57>e HOOVER ,1 Best Vacuum Cleaner j J on MarKet SH <> SHONE electric light ahd power co. | President I ff YOU WANT A REM. HEAL TRY THE I I | HART CAFE. | I ■ GENUINE HOME COOKING CLEAN LINEN sj EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE | - AND PIES LIKE MOTHER USED TO MAKE I S —ONLY BETTER j ’ I GET YOUR MONEY’S WORTH LUMP COAL $4.25 $7.00 Best in Cody At Mine Delivered Correci weight; One Price io All PMne 188 iNalive coal co. OTTO I. 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