Big Piney Examiner, September 19, 1912

Big Piney Examiner

September 19, 1912

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Big Piney Examiner (Newspaper) - September 19, 1912, Big Piney, Wyoming !L I N I" isl NS ?X A .KW VOL. 2. N'J.j BIGPINEY, WYOMING, SCl'TEMBER 19, 1912 PHR YBAR William DeFord Pays the Price of .the Bad Mao. William Q. Heitz Shoots and Kills DeFord Sunday Evening. co'amanity terribly shocked last Sunday evening tlis drsadful news that n tragedy had occurred at tho Big Piuey Hotel aud Club House and W. G. Hcilz had shot and killed Deforcl. Tthe from tho videuce bi'oiigb.t at the inquest: to Lave been as follows: Deford with S. G. lipton and Oscar Charleston went to the road house last Sunday evening about o'clock from subsequent hap- pauiugs apparently with the iuteu- tentiou df having trouble with al- most anyone who was willing to accomodate them and if no one was, to make someone do so. After standing around the club house for awhile and making re- marks that were evidence of their intention, they wen1! into supper. At the supper table, Deford who had apparently been drinking was vary profane and boisterous often dcclaviiig his desiro to meet some of the AVyomiug bad and de- claring his ability to whip any of them, especially regretting his failure to find Hank Halms there as he wanted to light him. He arose from tho supper table aud v.'cut out tho door find as a parting shot declared his intention to go now and kill. Tipton, hi', tried to quint him and Wf nl and for inn cor.dnct to I he lady in of tho d room. Ai'iiv r.jom .Dc'I'i'tVi t.nii'ied til: club lioiisc siiid to Albert Htitz, who was sitting peacefully liv the slove he grabbed him by the saving that young hid, now lets have some he proceeded to drag Albert lU'itz ,'rom his chair and roughly handle him. Heilz madts ait effort from him and gut and run for tin: dour but v.-as not fast enough for (he big Deford, who ran aftor him and him, went t'.i I lie lluor with him and to t'hoKu iiim severely. Vonng made his get a va. and ran for I ho bai'k door, in the IV- for.l's partner Tiptoa Inul thnnvn his coat to the iloor aud declared you keep out of this or I will take a. hand and make a rough house." Deford again caught up with Heitz at the pool table and jumped and struck at him and dodged and Ibford fell to thss floor. As Difui'u pushed doivn room W. G. Heitz, the father of Albert Heitz, and the owner of tho place reached from behind the bar nnd struck at Deford with a pick handle either missing him or bruising him, but it was sufficient for Deford who immediately turned from young Heitz and ran for tho old man. Mr, Heitx senior retreated behind the bar and warned tho young man to get back and not come in there, but Deford came on, and then Heitz shot in the air, this did not stop Deford and he camo on ranking a luugo at Heib. and striking him on the temple wliich sent tho old man to tho floor, with Deford coming towards him, at this time Sir- Hoitz. shot agam and Deford Trent over backward groaning. Dr. Schroder who was in the room at this time and saw the whole affair immediate- ly ran to the man and called for as- sistance to remove him to the building, wh'.-ra ho breathed h-r last in n few minutes.' Tho LOimly coroner and the conntv were notillcd and reached here on morn- ing for tho inquest. A jury was impanelled, consisting of Joseph A. L. IX Tanner and Charlie Rnthbuu, who after hearing the witnesses called, retired and iu a few minutes relumed with a ver- dict declaring that Deford was kil- led by William G. while de- fending the life of a member of his family and himself, and oxhonorat- ing him from all blame. The body of Delord was pre- pared for bnrial and was buried Ihis morning. Information about the young if; somewlmt meagre, but, from that obtainable ho was a native of Wy- oming and was about 2'2 years old. His home is at in Converse jc.iiinly'ind he came up here last j (Continued on Local l.'agc) 'CATTLE SEUS Anios Smith Receivedvtlie- Highest Pi-iceo Eves- Paid for Range Cattle. Amos Smith, accompanied Air; nnd Jfrs, Bert Smalley, visitors in Kemmcrcr Fridsy, r turning from a trip to Salt I.r'.-.v City, ill Mr. Smith's Pierce-Anv-.'. cjlr, to the Mule Shoo ranch at Piuey, where they Imve spun '-1 ing tlio summer. Mr. Smith vi -1 cently sold about SOO head of tlo to Messrs. Kdhohn Aifcen Jivanston, for a price which is i1. highest en iu ths Gri.uii Ilivor valley for range stock. His cows brought ?-17.110, while tho steers brought ?G7.50. Mr. Smith will make delivery about Oct. 15 nl Opal where the purchasers will nice: the drivo and take them to their ranch near Evaustou, where they will be hay fed until the piopev time comes to put them on the market. Last year the ranchers of Wj om- iug were astonished at the high prices paid by the buyers for beef stock, nnd that buyers raca on the ground now ready to pay higher prices this early iu tbe season is an indication that they may possible higher i'ais year. Mr. Smith is opinion''tuat prices may go higher but was satisfied to take the offer iiuulo. The beef roundup has not yet commenced and miuiy of the Fini v r.Ei-oirr OK THK CONDITION OF THE State Bank of Big Piney at I'i'.K'V, in llm Stain isf at the close of business nn the -Jthd1- mtf-r, rs aiv siill working with the. IT" i: U-il tho rido 1 will in the hills, j S livestock is in 1 first Rational Bank i Csjillal Surplus and Profits ever SniLGCO, i-'.'i rests, Mr. .Smith has a I A nt sixe and In lake of range holSCS which .MI liie re 1 desert south of Ni'.w- ni'.il of (Ireen River. This iu.'jd roiiijuiMiig about 3UO is a. radius of a great many mile-', mid is one of the birgesi hum h of wild horses now running one brand in Wyoming. Many lino animals arc gathered oach yt-ar from the desert. Ktmmtror Haley Case Posponed Jack Haley passed thru town last week returning from Eranstcn. The trial of Jack Haley for tho shooting of Art Doyle WI-B In have been hied at this term of i-o'.irt in Evanston, lias been post- poned understand thru the re- quest of the defendant's attorneys. Knivi the William llcnvy. Jr.. agcil seven, has an Inordinate apr-otitc for buckwheat cakes and maiilo cyrup. At brenkrasi tho other day his srandfalhor watched him with amnzcment, counting tho calios as they disappeared. he asked, "have you ever In all your life felt thnt you had all tho buckwheat cakes you could got away "Yes, r'f.ilsd Junior, "lots ol times I've foil lhat I had enough." "How do you know when you've got "Oh, I jhat keep on oatlng till I got H pain, and then I eat ono more to make sure." ..iu-1- 'J.'. nl I'lmsi-rviitivn banking, wi: have bliill i the Miipins in I In- slalr S Ii il is for von to will be j'lrased to :it- I tr-ml to l.y m.-iil. ji; id IMI deposits. ESSES fef -Company. Wyom. ing Wholesale and Retail D1SE Tin L'AIS AND -M DA'INT PTTII i-.'i v. ;gve- L.l House Fiiruituro and Fixtures..............'................. Due from National Banks........................ S Checks..nd Cash Items........................... 80.00 Money Kcservo. in Bank, viz: Specie.......... 287.90 Legal Tender and National Bank Notes...... .pcr Currency. Nickels reniiios.. 24.2.1 TOTAL LIAIMLITIKS 000.00 Uudivid'.l iv-cpciiscs r.nd Taxes Paid tiH.D'J Iiidi.-idna! subject to Check S Cert.' of Ucin.ind 528.06 lB.770.-t5 Tin-; 'A; i f V. Mao.Glnshiin, Oa-.liitTof the above named Bank, do colon'' ilio aboic statement is true, to the Iicsl of my c. v. M.VCCLASHAN. mo to 12th dar nf Sr-; Jnstico of iiio t'enc" ir Prices are Low QmaKty the Best p a I W y o mi ng WILL HOLD ITS M.-L Ill" Ni S i'r-l. I Our a; Sloclt is Si.-. HIIR and ;irc Ou'- To'.al RWiurccs are EVANSTON, WYOMING I ,-'7i l Js This being tho first and only r-sposilion of its kind in AVf.'stcrn il. will a grand opportunity to di.-play and advei-ii-.e the prnd'.icls of our and rang-. Three Days of Splendid Entertainment Consisting of Band C'lncoris morning and aflcrmi.m Horse .Kacing, linmcho liiisling, Hoping Cun- tesls, etc., ctr. Till-: GKN'ERAV. HISPLAV WILL CONSIST Live Stock, Aiivii-iilliinil nnd Vlowcrs and I'hi.'.ls; 15oys' and Xccidlc and Fancy work; Arts and CrnIN; Culinary Education. All entries of of all i-vhibits nf every kind intended I1! bo shown at the IVir must iie madn to tho mil. later llian 20th of September, on r.lni.'l: forms funii.-Iipd by Stcr.'tary: fjl Lit. r.vcrvbndy to :ii-lic-le for the m for wo mako tli'- eviiitone Iha! ue nil v.ill hnvi. fS lo be (if, nnd v T- f' W i liJUaS' SA 3 ..i< S3'ON ANY It) 'I'c! Company D, H. J. Oswald -j Record for I 'V WOOD, ,.it Salesman 1 i ErnestO. P ;