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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
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
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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
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
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
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
“I object!” yelled Attorney Topps.
He was overruled.
“State concisely as possible the cir
cumstances of your abduction," said
“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
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
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
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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
“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
“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
“Gentlemen of the Jury,” said the
court, “all In favor of Attorney Topps
paying the costs In this case will say
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
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
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.
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